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THE VERMONT PHOENIX, BRATTLEBORO, FRIDAY, APRIL 1$, 1894.
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llarometrr- Holiest, SOW. Itli: lonet, ai.tw.
14th: mean, 30.14. Thermometer Highest, Tt!'.
18th: lowest, 1 l.JJttl mean, 33.0" mean itiaxl
mmn. 49.8": mean minimum. '.".; mean relathe
humldltv, TIT. Wlnil prevailing. S.; highest
vckxitv" per hour In miles, 10, l'.ith: total mou
tnent, Stll miles, Precipitation rain. ..V inches:
melted snow. M Inches: tatat. l.Oi Inches: depth
of snow fall l.To Inches.
Tenemeit of Ave rooms to rent on Harris Place.
r. s. kames.
1 am now prepared to glte private lessons In
business writ Ing to all w ho desire such Instruc
tion. J- I- Howard.
Vine strings for Wolins, banjos, gultnrs and
'cellos at Clapp X Jones's.
Tenement to rent at 13 Green street.
Wasted .V Protestant girl or young woman,
capable of going ahead with light hoii-e work,
and who has n desire for the study of music, will
find a rare opportunity. Must have no objection
to children. Address with reference. "A. F".,
box 117, South I tad ley Tails, Mass.
To Hest A furnished room, llrst lloor. front.
74 Elliot street.
Tenement To Hent Inquire of N. II. White,
30 High street.
A very desirable New Cottage House to rent
on Bullock street, has nine rooms with all mod
ern conveniences. Also a five-room tenement in
Granite block. O. J. Pratt.
Guitars, banjos, ilolius for beginners, and the
finer grades, including the Gatcomb and Stewart
banjos, at Clapp Jones's.
Beautiful pictures, new mouldings In latest
tyles nd effects at Clapp Jones's.
Wasted. I want your magazines and other
periodicals to bind. Your name stampedon your
Bible or pocketbook for S5c. W. F. Goddard.
Buy Picture Frames of Geddls,
To Best A tenement of five nice rooms at 10
Pearl street. C. L. Cobb.
To Best A tenement of six rooms at N) Elliot
Popular songs and Instrumental muie, music
books. Teachers supplied at Clapp & Jones's.
IOO sheets Banker's I.inen Note Paper with
name and address printed In a neat text te lu
either brown, blue or black ink, with 100enveloies
to match, all for Sl.im, Call or write for samples.
The I'ihesix Job Prist, Urattledoko.
To Acnlli Visit llmttliliiiio.
Prof. Clark, the well-known eye socialist will
remain one week at Hanger A Thompson's jew
elry store, commencing Thursday, April 11. to
- make free examination of the eyes and adjust
1 am prepared to tune pianos at short notice,
and w 111 guarantee satisfactory work.
C. E. STi rti.hs.
P. O. Box 150; residence IS High street
lr. Irecott in Itnittlehoro.
fir. J. E. Prescott. oculist, and -specialist In
lenses for defectlie ejes. Is now-at the Brooks
House, where he can be consulted for all ocular
Ocular headaches permanently cured, and weak
blurry eyes made to see with comfort and ease.
Eyes falling from age fitted correctly with
spectacles without extra charge.
Ophthalmoseoe examination at a moderate
Artificial eyes inserted. Plenty of references
from Brattleboro people.
Boom No. 1, opposite parlor. Calls made at
residence If desired.
The Itiooks House Muck anil Coupe
Is now under one management and Is prepared
to ..arry passengers to and from all trains and to
all parts of the village. Orders may be given by
telephone to the Brooks House, coupe stand on
Main street, or at the Brooks House stables. All
oaggage carried free. We shall strive by prompt
and courteous service to merit the public patron
age. H. O. Coolidok.
All our table, hanging, piano and banquet
lamps must be closed out in a few weeks. Look
for them on our front table, with regular and cut
price marked in plain flgure3.
Van Doors Jfc Momtis.
A pike three feet and six inches loug
ami weighing nine pounds was caught from
the Connecticut a few days ago hy Charles
Bean, while fishing south of the bridge.
Smaller pike have heen caught by Mr.
Twenty-live horses were sold at C. P.
Gilson's auction at the Elliot street stables
yesterday. These horses were an ex'ra
line lot and the prices were above the aver
age, one pair being sold for f.570 and an
other for $270.
Two wild dogs have recently attacked
several people on the Dttmmerstou hills
near Marlboro North pond. The dozs
have been in that vicinity all winter.
They made a charge upon one team
which was passing, and chased a child
who was with his father in a sugar lot,
The report is that the child was In great
danger, but that the father heard Ills cries
and with a club drove ott the dogs.
Carrie E. Smith, aged 20, died this morn
ing from consumption at the home of Wm.
II. Vinton on Green street. She was the
only daughter of Mrs. Lenora Smith, who
has lived at Mr. Vinton's for the past five
years, and a sister of E. IJurr Smith, who
is now a student at Amherst college. Miss
Smith had always been of a delicate
constitution and her condition has been
considered serious for the past fro years.
The funeral will be held at Mr. Vinton's
Sunday morning at 0 o'clock.
Miss Ilelcn M. Elmer died Monday at
the home of her sister, Mrs. J. I'. Elmer,
on Frost street. Miss Elmer was born in
Putney 5a years ago, but came to Brattle
boro in ISTjO, and the and her sister, who
Is now the only member of the family left,
had never been separated except for a very
short time. Miss Elmer had suffered from
asthma from childhood, and in November
she was prostrated with grip, from which
she never rallied but sank into a decline,
being confined to her bed for 17 weeks.
She was an expert needlewoman, and de
voted to her work, which was that of a
talloress, and from 185(1 until last fall she
has worked at home for the firm of Pratt,
Wright it Co. She was a woman of ambi
tion and energy, despite her bodily affile
tlon, and through her sufferings was pa
tient and always thoughtful for others.
Funeral services were conducted at the
house Wednesday afternoon by Kev, C. O,
Day, and the buil.il was in the Prospect
A special meeting of the Haptlst society
will be held the 10th to hear and act upon
the report of the committee on finances.
Brattleboro Odd Fellows will probably
send : delegation to llennington, the 20th,
when the new 1001119 of Stark lodge In the
opera house wilt be dedicated.
A fire was started on the mountain Sun
day afternoon near the ledge above the
road to Chesterfield. It spread rapidly and
would have caused serlotirdainige but for
the prompt work of men from the ltetreat
In extinguishing it.
James Courtneay of Worcester, Mass.,
while tramping with three wanderers, was
knocked down by his companions on the
outskirts of Hartford, Conn., Saturday and
robbed of a watch, chain and ring. Court
neay Is supposed to be a bricklayer who
was" employed In Brattleboro a few years
The lately departed month of March
goes on record as one of the two warmest
Marches known during the 2:1 years the
I'nited States weather service has been in
existence. The only March that exceeds
it In warmth Is that of l,s"l, the year in
which government observations were lltst
A peculiar sight was witnessed at Spot
ford lake Sunday. In the morning at 0
o'clock the lake was covered with Ice, with
the exception of a small open strip near
the shore. The wind began to blow and at
0 o'clock not a particle of Ice was to be
seen, the entire covering having broken up
and sunk. People who went out in boats
could find no ice.
The East Itoston Argus-Advocate in Its
issue of last week contains the following,
which many Brattleboro people will be
pleased to see: "The Universalist church
and Sunday school ate prospering greatly
under the pastorate of Kev. F. W. Sprague.
Last Suuday Mr. Sprague was privileged
to preach to the largest Easter congrega
tion ever gathered in the new church on
A reception will be given to Gov. Fuller,
Lieut-Gov. Stranahan and their wives hy
the Daughters of Vermont in Itoston at the
hotel Vendome the 18th. It is expected
that Gov. Greenhalgc and stall will also be
present. Mrs. Julia C. It. Dorr of Rutland,
Mrs. J. Gregorv Smith of St. Albans. Miss
Mary E. Wilklns and Mrs. Levi K. Fuller
are already honorary members of the new
Boston society of Daughters of Vermont.
Henry Knights, the young lawyer who
went from Brattleboro to Ellendale, North
Dakota, two years ago, was recently mar
ried in that place to Miss Atlanta Corey.
Mr. and Mrs. Knights have settled in El
Heno, a prosperous city of Oklahoma,
where Mr. Knlgnts has an excellent posi
tion as clerk lu the United States court.
Mr. Knights has a host of friends in Brat
tleboro who congratulate him on his mar
riage, and who are glad to know of his suc
cess in his profession.
Fred N". Whitney has bought the North
field News and will become its editor and
proprietor. L. 11. Johnson, who has con
ducted the News for the past five years,
will soon take charge of the llurlington
Clipper. Mr. Whitney is not new to' the
N'orthlield constituency, having previously
been the editor of the News for four years".
As the Phienlx has previously staled Mr.
Whitney has impressed the lirattleboro
people during his shoit stay here as a man
of correct business principles. In his
piesent venture he will have tiie best wishes
of The Phcenix as well as of the newspaper
fraternity of Vermont.
"Odd Fellowship in S ng,'' the five
poems written by "the poet laute.ite of the
grand lodge of Vermont," Kev. Alfred J.
Hough of this village, have heen published
under the direction of the grand 1 jdge. II.
E. Waite of Bradford, the distributing
agent will be in lirattleboro April i lo 1 1,
to visit Want:stiittet and Kebekah lodges.
Thousands of these poems will be scattered
throughout the land. The circular issued
by the grand lodge says "they strike the
deepest, purest chord that has ever been
heard throughout the order. They show
in beautiful language and musical "strains
the underlying principles of Odd Fellow
ship as they have never been shown be
fore." Here is one of the New York Sun's
scintillations which refers to a well-knoivn
summer visitor in lirattleboro: "Col. Win.
Lamb of Norfolk lias determined to form
a new party tills week. He will call it the
hig party, and it will take a Socialist
open-and-shut view of the constitution.
Col. Wm. Lamb has a right to feel the
friskiness of spring, and we have no doubt
1 tnat he Is first chop, but lie should respect
uie tombstone 01 a great and an IntelligVnt
party. The Whigs, cotton or conscience,
were liberal enough in their views of the
Federal constiiution ; but the modern no
tion, that the government is the father of
the people and the constitution a piece of
India-rubber, was far from their minds."
Four hundred shares of stock in the Geo.
E. Lyon Granite company of West Dum-
merslon were sold at auction at (iieenlield,
Mass., Monday to Flynt A- Co. of Monson,
Mass., for ?70 a share. This is a control
ling interest. Flynt A- Co. are understood
to be the same concern as the W. N. Flynt
Granite company, capital ?100,000, with a
high latlng. In nine years the Flynt com
pany have shipped 202,:!C0 tons of granite
from the Monson quarry. It is fortunate
for this section that the West Dummerston
quarry has passed into the hands of such a
pushing and successful firm. This quarry
will be operated entirely separate from the
one at Monson, and the new owners expect
to do a large business here, beginning at an
early date. George C. Flynt, the treasurei ,
may come here to take charge of this busi
ness. "It was a surprise," "Many a traveling
company not nearly so good," " The best
performance I ever saw," are only a few of
the many approving comments heard on
the production of "The Octoroon," by the
Estey Guard dramatic club. The second
presentation on Iriday evening was fully'
eqtul to the lirt, which The Phienlx com
mented upon last week. The receipts for
the two nights were f;!00. The expenses
were heavy, owing to the painting of spec
ial scenery, renting of costumes, etc., and
the club will have left only about $75.
Another presentation will be given on the
night of the 17th, for the benefit of Clias.
Urasor. Mr. llrasor lus been unstinted in
his services to the club, not only painting
the scenery, but having supervision of the
rehearsals and other arrangements. It Is
generally agreed that Mr. lltasor's work
deserves the Intended recognition, and a
large audience will doubtless be called out
In the Professional club's discussion
Monday evening Judge Wheeler brought
up a fact, familiar to older residents, but
little known by younger people, that the
present highway bridge across the West
river, a mile north of the village, has once
been, figuratively speaking, "up to the su
premo court of the I'nited States." Orig
inally this was a toll-bridge, and the little
house at this end of the bridge was the
toll-house. The people of Dummerston
concluded in due course of time that Un
wanted a free bridge into lirattleboro, and
a court's commission laid a highway across
the bridge. The bridge company objected
and said that their charter was a contract
from the legislature authorizing them to
build and forever maintain a toll-bridge.
The company took the case to the supreme
court, and that tribunal held that it was as
competent for a hlghuay to be laid across
a bridge as across a man's farm, and the
bridge became free. This was about the
Wotk was begun Wednesday upon put
ting In the six Inch water mains on lilrge
Tiie horses attached to the llrooks House
barge Indulged In a lively run Wednesday
forenoon, but no damage resulted.
The American House office has been
brightened this week with noiv paint and
' paper, and new electric lights have been
John and Ebeu Wells arercmovlng the
L to their High street residence, and will
move the main part nearer the street and
make extensive repairs.
Albert Pullen will deliver his illustrated
lecture on Alaska at Springfield this state,
the 10th, at Lebanon, N. H the 11th, at
Newport the 12th, and at Claremont the
The agency for the Smith Premier type
writer, formerly held by E. F. Stratton,
has been secured by Mrs. J. L. Martin,
who has recently bought one of the ma
chine. The Foitnlghtly club, will meet next
Tuesday evening at 7:13 at the home of
Miss Mary Fitts, corner of OakandChapln
streets. The city to be considered will be
Two hundred and thirty-three dogs have
been licensed up to date. The total num
ber last year was 284. No dogs will be
licensed after May 15 except those brought
here from out of the state.
Liveryman Heniy I!. llrown has recently 1
sold two fine pairs of bay horses, one pair I
going to J. H. Haywood of Walpole, N.
H for f-l.'O, and the other to Dr. Bolton 1
of Bernardston, Mass., for 100.
The "Stearns Blcvcle" seems to meet i
the approval of some of the leading riders
E. D. Whitney. C. A. Harris, I.. D. Greene
anil Prof. .1. Home, being among those
for whom Jordan it Van Doom have them
Mrs. tt. II. Smith, successor to Miss
Hall's millinery business, returned last Fri
day fiotn New York, where she made her
spring selections. In her adertiseinent
printed elsewhere, Mrs. Smith announces
April 1: and 14 as her opening days.
A slight blaze occurred Friday afternoon
In Mr. Kltnge's work shop in the rear of
his house on Elliot street. There was a
good deal of smoke, but lively work on the
part of a few men, extinguished the fire
before much damage was done.
The annual meeting of the Baptist
church was lield'at the chapel on Wednes
day evening. The usual reports of the dif
ferent departments of church work were
presented, showing a healthful condition
of things, and the regular routine business
was transacted. I. O. P. Smith was re
Herbert (J. Barber, who was admitted to
the bar last year, will open an oilice in
Wilmington next week. Mr. Barber had
good training in the olllce of Waterman,
Martin At Hilt, and is a young man to whom
Wilmington people may safely trust their
affairs witli the assurance that thev will be
handled witli abilit).
C. I!. Simouds had his left eye badly
burned at O'Leary's blacksmith shop Tues
day. A red-hot Hake of Iron struck the
inside of the eye Mistering both the ball
and eyelid, and making a very painful
hurt. He was housed for several davs in
consequence, J. W. Simouds driving" the
coup.- for him In hi absence.
The annual meeting of the Brattleboro
Creamery association was held Monday.
These ollicers were chosen: Directors. Je
rome J. Ward (president), J. (.;. Stafford,
Mack M. Miller, George P. Slate, Henrv
Aklcy: auditors, I). T. Peiry, J. H. Plum
mer; secretary and treasurer, Leslie Scott.
The association has decided to buy a Bab
The youi.g ladies of the Unitarian soci
ety scored a decided success at the closing
social of the season given by them at Wells
hall Tuesday evening. An excellent sup
per was served to the large company which
gathered, and after the supper John and
Ebeu Wells gave an hour's stereopticou en
tertainment which was greatly enjoyed
and afforded both intiuctlou and amuse
ment. Lucius Walker, father of Herbert E.
Walker of this town, died at his home in
Newton, Mass., Tuesdav, after a long ill
ness. Mr. Walker was OS years old. He
was born in Dover and was a son of Wil
liam Walker. He was once a merchant at
Wilmington, witli D. Gilbert Dexter as
partner; and was also the postmaster In
that town. He leaves a wife and three
Fire started on a lot on the French es
tate over West river Saturday night about
10 o'clock and burned several cords of
wood. It was extinguished alter sharp
lighting by the neighbors, but broke out
again, endangering about -lOOO cords of
lumber belonging to I). P. Prescott, and
was again subdued. The lire was thought
to have been maliciously set, anil an In
quiry was made liefore Justice Newton to
ascertain the origin of the fire, without a
satisfactory explanation being found.
Mrs. Win. Htissell is to open a new mil
linery store at her rooms on Elliot street in
connection with her laundry, and the place
is now being renovated for tha't purpose.
Mrs. H. S. Goodenough, who is in New
Vork selecting a stock of goods for her,
will return Monday, with an experienced
trimmer. The store will be oened for
business Wednesday, when the ladles are
invited to call. Mrs. Russell has conducted
the laundry successfully and will have the
good wishes of all In her new venture.
The next theatrical attraction will be the
Neil Burgess "County Fair" company,
which will appear here Friday evening,
April 20. This famous comedyjnoiv in its
fifth year of uninterrupted success, is al
ways played to crowded houses, and will
doubtless fill the town hall. The great
race scene will be given the same as in the
large cities, and the Standard quartet of
male voices will also appear. The com
pany has its own special car to carry bag
gage, scenery, and the thoroughbred horses,
including the well-known horse "Cold Mo
lasses." Tickets will go on sale at Chapln
A Co.'s Monday evening, April 111.
The First Baptist church Is preparing to j
entertain the state Sunday school conven
tion June5, (land 7. Kev. Mr. Braislin of
Butland is president of the convention.
Kev. Dr. Lorlmer of Tremonl temple, Bos
ton, and Kev. Dr. Judsou of New Voik
will speak at the first evening session, Kev.
Mr. Earle of Philadelphia and Kev. Dr.
Spaulding of Boston being among the
speakers of the second day, Kev. Dr. Guni
bart of Boston, Evangelist Moody and Kev.
George C. Needham will speak in the even
ing. Among the other speakers will be
Mrs. Hfgglns of Worcester, on primary
work, and a large number of prominent
workers from different parts of the state.
About 300 delegates are expected.
Geo. Heed has moved from the Wllkins
block to Mr. Henkel's house In Esteyville;
David Mather from Wallace Pratt's house
on Elliot street to Mr. Henkel's house in
Esteyville; H. K. Chamber lain from the
farm on the Putney road to his newly pur
chased house on Green street; Mr. Bogle
from tho Balestler farm to the Hoyden
house on Canal street; (ieorge Clifford
from 38 South Main street to Alexander
rMlen's house on Vernon street: E. S.
Wyman from 2 Church place to Pine
street; Mrs. Clara Johnson from Alexan
der Allen's house on Vernon street to 0
Elm street; It. W. Angler from 12a Elliot
street to Mr. Souires's house on 1'anal
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street; Dana S. Angler has taken a tne-
ment at 54 Elliot street. .
The Hinsdale bridge Is being newly
lloored with heavy oak plank.
1 Samuel Sargent has sold his valuable St.
! Jullen colt to Col. Francis Goodhue.
A. W. Chllds has been appointed admin
istrator of the estate of the late A. U. Hall.
The little daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Frank llrasor died list night from measles.
1 D. A, Martin U renovating his shoe
i store, and Improving parts of the Interior
' with paint.
! Sedgwick Grand Army post has voted
i to attend the services at St. Michael's
Episcopal church Memorial Sunday.
Key. A. J. Hough U called to White
Blver Junction, a former parish, to attend
tito tunerai services of .Mrs. l.titlier urovcr,
Congratulations have flown with great
frequency and spontaneity up to the lirat
tleboro ltetreat since last Friday afternoon.
1 no rini'iiix joins In them.
.1. H. Chamberlain has sold the valuable
1 pacer which he bought lu Indiana a few
weeks ago to Fred Liverpool of Walpole.
.. 11. nils Horse has a record of 2:18J
' The Knights Templar will come out for
I a rehearsal drill today at 2 o'clock, and
alterwanl Landlord Klchards will serve
dinner for them at the American House,
The gross receipts at the post-olllce for
12 mouths ending March :ll were ?17,144.
Tliis Is greater by $1:!2 than for the pre
vlous year and $00 more than two years
A county teachers' institute will be held
in lira iicooro April L'.i to U'.i. The ar
rangements are not completed, but among
the speakers will be Dr. J. M. Bice, whose
articles in the Forum have attracted so
The new Brattleboro dlrectorv Is now In
the binder s hands and delivery is definitely
proinisid early next week, The publisher
claims It to be the best one the town has
ever had, correct to April 1, with man. II
lustrations, and complete citi.ens, business
and miscellaneous directories.
St. Agnes guild of the Episcopal church
lias shipped to Alaska a box of useful arti
cles, which will be used for the benefit of
the natives by Kev. Mr. Chapman, the mis
sionary who preached here a short time
ago. Mr. and Mrs. Chapman left Middle-
bury for Alaska this week.
W. II. Minor lias exchanged his black
gelding, ilkes D, which was shown at
the last Valley fair, for the gray pacer.
Gold Bar, heretofore owned by Mr. Staf
ford of Utica, N. V. Gold Bar is ' four
years old, has a record of 2:3:1, and is re
garded as one of the most promls.ng pac
ers In New England.
George S. Dowiey is moving the car
riage house attached to his residence and
will erect a new building in its place,
The old building has been sold to W. H,
Minor and will be taken to Flat street,
where it will form an addition to the old
school house building now used as a store
The annual election of the Connecticut
Valley Council was held last evening and
these ollicers chosen: Wm. H. Roleau. T.
L M.; P. Frank Connors, I. D. M.; Win.
B. Vinton, P. C. W.: Edwin F. Brooks,
treasurer; hdwm II. Putnam, recorder;
Itobert M. Lennox, C. of ;.; Albert .1.
Pullen. conductor; Ferris 1!. Vauglian,
marshal: William II. Vinton, steward;
Jam's A. Pullen, sentinel.
Arthur Harding, a young man nf i'l,
employed by the Brattleboro Overall com
pany, died yesterday at St. Albans, which
was his home. He had been with Mr.
Mr. Hidden nearly ever since the overall
business was estaiilisiied Here. He became
ill during the winter and was obliged to
leave the last of January. His disease
was consumption, and he was cared for at
the Warnet hospital in St. Albans.
Examinations of teacher were held at
Brattleboro, Wilmington and Townsheiul
Marcli :',0; at Bellows Falls, March .11.
At Brattleboro and Bellows Falls H. D.
Kyiler, county examiner, was in charge;
at Wilmington, Hv. 1!. C. T. McKenie,
superintendent of schools; at Tonnshend,
T. E. O'Brien, school director One hun
dred and two persons were examined, of
whom 27 received second grade certificates,
42 third grade, and ;V failed to pass.
F. I!. Vauglian and H. W. Sargent will
associated under the firm name of
Vauglian A- Sargent in the manufacture ot
telephones. They have bought the stock of
I batteries and other goods owned by the late
G. L. Clary, and will keep for sale a gen
! eral line of electrical supplies. They ha?e
j constructed telephone lines connecting Mr.
, Sargent's shop with Randall and Clapp' s
I store; Mr. Sargent's and Mr. Vaughan's
. houses: and E. L. Hlldreth's house and
Ihe Phienlx job printing olhce.
The Itimbler's somewhat discursive
contribution on school discipline last week
aroused a responsive chord in "One of the
fathers," who thinks our school pendulum
has swung clean over from the old l.vt
ways, to too much of a good thing, an I
that "staying after school" has come to
be the stereotyped penally for toj many
j small offences. Peihaps there may he
1 something in his closing suggestion:
j "Discipline and good order! I "certainly
, believe in them; but they are not necessa
I rily silence. If so, the cemetery is the only
; The Sons of Veterans will present the
two-act drama entitled "Among the break
ers," at Grand Army hall next Tuesday
evening at S o'clock, with this cast of
luvid Murray, lighthouse keeier,
. f Tn.ml.ill
Ijirry Divine, assistant. W . H. Mead
Hon. llruce Hunter. V. , Warren
Clarence Hunter, hi ward. Wlpcalu
Peter Paragraph, reporter, A I. Howe
Scud, colored senuitt, W. c Udlley
Miss Minnie Daze. Hunter's nei e.
Miss (iertle Moore
Hess btarbrlght. "Cast tip by the waies."
Miss Mallei lies Kick
"Mother Carey." fortune teller. Miss Mabel Wilt
lliddy Ilean. Irish servant girl. Miss Altie Hiti.op
Everybody is Invited to attend the perform
ance. The concert given by the Dartmouth
glee, banjo and guitar clubs at the town
hall Wednesday evening was one of much
i merit 51s u-us n 11 1 t..Itiit.i.l ,,-... Ite.,....l
to by an appreciative audience. 'The num.
hers by the banjo anl guitar club were
well selected, and were given with dish
and spirit, and lu a finished style. Mr.
Palmer took the audience by storm in his
banjo solo, and after responding to an en
core was recalled three times. The man
dolin solo of Mr. Couch, with guitar ac
companiment, and Mr. Prescott' t, and Mr.
Wood worth's vocal solos were much en
joyed, and an encore was demanded In
each case. The glee club did not appear
with full ranks, but the parts were well
balanced and the voice blended pleasantly.
Kev. . J. Hough will give his poem
lecture, " The country parson," which has
been so well received in many places
through the state, at the Methodist church
next Wednesday evening under the aus
pices of the Epworth league. The High
School banjo and gultarchn will furnish
music. Tickets are now on sale at the
storeof W. It. Geddis. An extract from a
press notice of Mr. Hough's poem, says it
" was a happy blending of the serious and
humorous, and the humor gave edge and
point to the serious thought borne on his
musical lines. His sarcasm was as delicate
and keen-edged as any we have ever read
in Saxe, while Ihere were strains as serious,
lofty and Inspiring as a passage in the ser
mon of an old divine. His hits were nu
merous and happy, and his delineations of
'riJ '" uvitm-niiuua 111
character were the result of study of the
THE SPELLING CONTEST.
.Miss Allies Gulf Won the I)Ie
tioiutry. The High School tVns llentru bill There
Will he SIT'-i to Add lo the School
lf coiallnn I'iiiiiI,
The peans of the spelling contest at the
town hall last evening between 23 adult
residents of the town and 23 pbplls of the
High school are sung In favor of Miss Ag
nes Gale of tho elder class, who was awarded
the International dictionary. The final
word was peati, or p:ean. Slarlon Noycs
of the High school was the opponent of
Miss Gale. There was considerable ap
plause and commotion incident to the clos
ing excitement when the word was pro
nounced. It is said that Miss Noyes first
spelled the word p-c-a-n, but Col. Miles
did not catch her pronunciation, and when
she repeated it her spelling was p-e-y-o-n.
The word was then put to Miss Gale, who
spelled it pa-an, which Is one of the two
correct forms. Miss fiale was heartily ap
plauded by the audience, and was at once
surrounded by the adult class, who con
gratulated her upon her'victory.
The main part of the hall was filled
when the evening's entertainment began
with singing by a High school chorus un
der the direction of Miss Wyman. The
The High school banjo and guitar club
then rendered a selection and responded to
an encore. The banjo and guitar club
also played an accompaniment to singing
by boys of the school.
Principal Home then addressed the au
dience, thanking them for their presence,
and also thanking the adult class who
were to "make themselves victims of the
cause." Mr. Uorrte then announced the
rules of the contest. Contrary to the ex
pectiou of many a wonl missed by one
speller was not again repeated, the next
speller being given" another word.
Col. C. A. Miles was warmly greeted as
he stepped forward to act as master of tin
school. The classes were as follows:
Adults. Mrs. Gsorge F. Barber, Miss
Minnie E. Brown, Mrs. E. C. Crosby, Mrs.
James Dalton, Miss Elizabeth Frost, Miss
Agnes Gale, Mrs. Louis D. Greene, Mrs.
Charles S. Pratt. Miss Nellie M. Manning,
Mrs. George H. Kyder, Mrs. D. P. Webster,
Cashier W. F. Brackett, Postmaster F. W.
Chllds, Dr. James Conland, A. C. Daven
port, Kev. C. O. Day, Kenneth B. Emer
son, Mrs. Charles A. Harris, Hon. II. 11.
Wheeler, Col. Geo. W. Hooker, Kev. E. B.
Leavitt, S. H. Sherman, Geo. E. Selleck,
Mrs. H. F. Houghton, Hon. E. W. Stod
dard. High School. Florence Allen, Bessie
Butterfield, Ethel Dugan, Helen Fcnton,
FJorence Foster, Lucia Foster, Florence
Keyes, Florence Hemenwaj, Amy Jones,
Marion Noycs, Ida Pattridge, Hattie Smith,
Lucy Simouds, Florence Thurber, Ethel
Waterman, Louise Williams, Fred Adams,
Gilbert Batchelder, George Gould, John
Heaphy, Walter Eddy, Bert Hopkinson,
Harry Smith, John Taker, Ernest Water
man. The first wonl misspelled was intrigue,
b) Postmaster' Child. His effort was
i-n-t-r-e-a-g-u-e, and possibly two or three
other letters. That a life-long Democrat
should trip on this word, one of the fore
most of his vocabulary, aroused a suspicion
that Mr. Chllds was throwing aside his
reputation as a speller for the purpose of
getting the booby prize, which was award
ed him by Col. Miles. Soon other spellers
wvie sent to the rear seats, the two sides
appearing to be very evenly matched. Col.
Hooker, who for some unknown reason
had not been regarded as a "dark horse,"
surprised the audience with his readiness,
and when he spelled such words as "celes
tial" and "polytechnic," he was applauded
to the echo. One by one the spellers fell
until the contest was narro.ved down to
Miss fiale, Mrs. James Dalton and Kev.
C. O. Day on the older side and Miss
Noyes, Ernest Waterman, Lucy Simonds
and Walter Eddy on the High school. The
latter fell on a word which could not be
understood In the audience, Mr. Dav went
down on vinaigrette, and Mrs. Dalton on
desiccate, a word which is not correctly
spelled one time out of a thousand. Miss
Simonds also lost on a difficult word not
understood. Then hippopotamus was
given to young Waterman. He has the
repupatlon of being a "crack" spellei in
the school, but he was over anxious and
left out one syllable. Then Miss Noves
and Miss fiale each spelled two or tluee
iiincuit words betore the end came.
There were a number of spellers on
Mch side who showed bv their readi
ness that they were experts, hut words
not usually considered difficult were the
ones misspelled, among them being fer
rule, pyramid, chrysalis, horizon, dessert,
yacht, lees, crystallize, cylinder, imbecile,
prophesy, subterranean, paralyze, homoge
neous, indispensable, diversible, austere,
salmon, hecatomb, coxswain, epileosv. cat
echu, seneschal, synechdoche, febrifuge.
It is claimed that two or three words on
which contestants went down were cor
rectly spelled, but on the whole the match
was admirably conducted, and much credit
is due Col. Miles for the admirable manner
in which he took the part of master.
t lie receipts from the match were jslS4
ross, and there will be i172 net. This
makes the total amount of the High school
decorating fund $000. The money will be
used in frescoing the main room of the
school, and lu buying pictures, busts, etc.
IIIQH SCHOOL NOTES.
The class of 'DO meet with Bert nil.
About 20 of the members nf the
class tramp to Mine mountain this after
The class of 'P. was entertained list
Friday by Alfred Thompson. The evening
was spent in nlaving nroresslve dnmlnr.es
The first prizes were awarded to J. Hy-
lauu rerry anu .Mearie i mis.
1 he best design so far for the ls-ineh l,nr.
der to be put on tho main room when it is
renovated this summer, has been submitted
by Harry II White, '04. some very com
mendable designs have been presented by
Louis A. Pettee, '113.
Next Thursday evening at 7:!ft there.
will be a nubile debate of the Fuller debnt.
lug club in the High school building. The
principal participants will be P. Holmes,
'04, and M. Stoddard, 'P;5, against W. H.
Eddy, '94, and II. Thomas, 'D4. The sub
ject will be " Ought capital punishment to
Women. Miss Ke.t I) Vnl m,-j ii- t
Melville, Mrs. N. Kohinson, Mrs. M. K. Whitney
Men-Mr. Arthur P Moore, Mr Fraukle E
Coxev's "armv" re.iebe.l Pltisl
TliesdaV night and were nrintI,..IK- ,n,l..
prisoners by the police, who would not al
low them to leave tbel
rn l.p UAIIUOHIUII
park. Twenty-elght of the men were ar
rested ami sent to the workhouse. The
Populist managers, who had planned a dem
onstration, were very angry because the
parade which had been ordered for the
afternoon was forbidden by the police.
Vour t ake Will ."Vot If Mailt- Willi
Ihe Nnv Iloi-arurdS
U iking Powder Tbii ponder Is Mip-rlo- In
strength, purity ai d healthfulness to any kind
h-retofore ii ade, an loue of the great st In
vei tlo-ts c f the age. Try t and not the rtsult
FAST DAY SERVICES,
This aiornlnjr's Union .Meeting.
Applied liiilsllniillyn i Molhr Porr,
Dls. nsse.1 hy Hinlllehoio PiMtoin.
An audience of 2-10 to :J00 people ga'-li-ercd
lu tho town hall at 11 o'clock this
morning to participate in the Union last
day services. This number was not large
In proportion to the whole number of usu
al church goers, but It mado a good show
In the town hall and was enough to make
It seem worth while to havo arranged anil
carried out the service. Whether It was
the hard times or some other beneficent
inlliienco which thus moved the people we
arc not prepared to say. A printed seiv
ice was used, with responsive reading and
hymns. A chorus of male voices led the
singing from the platform, with L. W.
Hawley as director. There was accom
paniment by piano and orchestra. Kev.
Mr. Parry offered prayer, and then, after
tho second livmn had been sung, Kev. Mr.
Leavitt spoke on the theme of the meet
ing, "Applied Christianity as a remedy for
our social and political evils." In the re
ligion of Jesus, tiie speaKer iouim mo
remedy for those evils which make tho
times out of joint. The church itself is
just beginning to find out that the king
dom of ftod does not consist of any body
of churchmen or church doctrine, but of the
whole community of mankind animated
by tho underlying spirit of the Christian
religion. When we make this religion a
real working force in the world the prob
lem that confronts us will be solved.
Christianity as Christ preached it is the
one cure. Love, the perfect love which
Jesus preached, will redeem the world.
He brought no system of specifics into the
world, he taught neither science nor poll
tics, but lie laid hold on the in livldual life
and showed how that may be permeated
and animated by the one great principle
which shall uplift all mankind.
Mr. Hough, whose theme was the liquor
question, likened the rum traffic to Uarab
bas, the robber. It seeks to lay its hand
on everything pure and good in our social
and community life and debase and destroy
it. Over against this tobber Is temperance,
which brings only peace, .beauty and
strength. Some say, why not license the
robber'.' What ! make the state a partici
pant in the unholy traffic! The receiver is
as bad as the robber. There are two great
forces to be used, law and public opinion.
Between them there must be united and
harmonious action. Neither is sufficient
without the other. At the present time
public opinion is head and shoulders below
the law. Some say, bring the law down to
the level of public "opinion. The true rem
edy is to educate public opinion up to the
level of full enforcement of the law. The
rule of our life must be, total abstinence
for the individual, prohibition for the state.
Mr. Parry, speaking on the negro ques
tion, said lie would noi be justified in call-1
ing the negro an evil: lie was rather a
national perplexity, for which applied
Christianity presents the only solution.
The conditions under which the negro
question was thrust upon the nation were
peculiar and without precedent. Kemoved
by two and a half centuries from his birth
place, his only heritage that of slavery,
ignorance and superstition, he was raised
at once to all the rights of citizenship.
The only teuiedy is by his assimilation
into our national life. His progress, con
sidering the handicap under which he en
tered the race, has been remarkable.
Christianity works upen the individual re
gardless of race or color. It recognizes the
man and gives him his true place in the
It is through just tills means of applied
Christianity working upon the individual
that the negro problem must be solved.
The great factors in tills work are the schools
established by Christian beneficence which
are centres of inlluence, and which, in their
turn, raise up trained teachers to spread
the great work of making the negro a re
sponsible man, firmly grounded in" knowl
edge and morals and religion. The high
est hope is not in the bullet or the ballot,
but in the Uible and the spelling bock.
Mr. Day, whose topic was the unemploy
ed, said that our Christian civilization had
given during the past winter of trial and
hardship a magnificent illustration of its
power to cope with a vital problem. The
work of relief and of so helping men as to
make them help themselves, and not to
make them paupers, had been carried on in
a way which wonderfully vindicates both
the generosity and the wisdom which un
derlie the spirit of the times. We see to
day, opposed one against the other, two
schools of soehl and economic thought ;
the one, the nationalist, which condemns
capital and monopoly, and the other, the
orthodox economist, which says that the
existing conditions are inherent in the
constitution of humanity.
Applied Christianity, ignoring both, says,
here is a patieut, what can you do for him'.'
Hedge him about with improved condi
tions, stop waste, simplify life, reform
benevolence, supply helpful institutions,
stimulate energy and hope, execute law
"This is a tough old world," says Prof.
Sumner. Then make it better, gentler
kinder, more unselfish. Christianize the
heart, and the life will grow to a better
type. This is striking auhe root of evil
I'his is the real work of applied Christian
Mr. Maxwell recognled the factth.it his
topic, the slums, might seem to he far re
moved from our wholesome country life
Hut just as in the human body one organ
cannot be diseased without the whole body
suffers, so there cannot be in our country
any fou spot but it will affect our who'e
national life. In trying to find a remedy for
our social evils he found himself more and
more asking, how would Jesus have acted
if he had lived in the pith century instead
of lie first; whit would he do if broiH
right here amongst us In this year lSb4
I he two cardinal remedies for those con
dltions'of ife which produce the slums
seemed to the speaker to be love and law'
love the animating motive and law as an
expression of educated and determine
public op on which throws the In "ce
of the whole body politic against the sa
loons the overcrowded tei.e.nen the
sweat shops and all those other del ,el,
ir,tSd:ie,el'h0W lMT ""
live alike, are talking less abo, t ermU
and differences and joinlii" hands tr.
The New York Sim"esthilat7s that the
Jewish I'oiim, ,,n,. . "vL l,lal 'He
constitutes fully-e s x: ,"of le$
"ApparenBy so hi mv rise " J-,
"Hut," sa the q elti .eV S?,,lhil'.Il',,,"'
you wouldnSw,T v o , , H'."1 l',t,ed
the Hible.f Iusta. tl ' .''Lv'1 10,1 ;"
"four soiim I ', Vr t i, ft W ly i
There wasl tr-mendou. aim i- J ,5.
CAN'T GIVE IT AWiW
The inieiimm of Ihe I'rrchrron 'Inn,, I
Syiiilunle in nnuieni, .iinss.-..pt,
of Other .Stallions.
The Percheron stallion rase at
Mass., has recently been given an
tho courts. The stallion was ho ,
Kansas firm last Slay by a syndu
men for $i!S00. Of this nuinbn l
Lawton was the only one to pa . ',
9harc In cash, the others slgnc
Soon after the stallion was dellvei
company the note signers, flndin. ,
note was a joint one and that c. t
was responsible for the full -.'xi
eluded that they had been swu 1 i ,
refused to have anything to do ,
animal. It was given In char- i
man Higgi"' until seized by a dep , . .
Iff for a bill Higgins owed. Lav .
tied the claim and took possess f
horse and has kept it ever since V
has a charge of j:l00 f jr caring f 4
imal and paying the sheriff ' . ,, ,
seeks to collect lt, but can find
collect it from, and neitherran h. i ',
one to acknowledge ownership of
The Kansas sellers siy the anm .
to belong to them upon its pun ha
Westfleld note signers. The la
ownership and will contest paym. f
notes on the grounds of their i, i i. ,
Ing been obtained by false nnr-
In this predicament Lawton ai.
lect for the stallion's keeping ai. ' k
not sell It or even give It aw,i f i: '
some time a claimant will appear i
him out of the dilemma he pe . '
the bill in equity to give some ,
ownership and the right to "pp.
ty, pay charges and take it awa
Imported I'ercheroii Slnllloiis for
At the time that an attempt w,v ,
form a similar syndicate in Iiri
The Plurnix commented upon "
charged for the Percheron stallnu -to
j-iloOO and published statem- - f
M. W. Dunham of Wayne, 111 . ,
he offered to sell World's Fair 1 1 , t
ning Percheron stallions for j-loiXJ p
haps the following advertisements ,
to Perchorons, clipped at random '
western stock papers, will give at: '
the value of some imported stock
Kor Sale or Exchange. Dugald M L4
(uuj anu uonaiu ()!- to anu jpj;
old, low pounds, uotn sound, well rede
fine animals. Will sell either for f.'.'n
For Sale. King of Perche ("IjTi
imported black stallion coming seenyei.i
old; m nanus, iiuu pounds, si.'in j;
sure foal getter. Price $250.
Kock liottom Prices. Imported re--tered
stallions, prize winners, at ? ju
$000. Imported full blood mares. r,.:.
tered regular breeders and all rigli' a j
to i-i-IO. I have lo stallions and m u-
John L. Buttolph has returne I II
dlebury after spending a few da if
daughter, Mrs. Dr. Hamilton.
The clothing, men's furnisl, .
goods and boot and shoe dea -agreed
to continue to close tl
The reports from the Veru. ,
Stock company's ranch in .sou" u
show that the recent storms 'I
not of great severity.
Messrs. Carson and Walker of IV
Mass., representing the Boston I.
lloston Journal, were here last
attend the spelling match.
Mrs. II. F. Wiieldon, a we' -kn-dent
of Ludlow, who died a few ' i ..
was a cousin of Mrs. J. P. (,.n.
and Mrs. T. J. II. Cudworth.
A graduate of the school of .
science of Boston will make . pr.e ' a
of the Washburn-Crosby cotnp.i' -at
Van Doom A- Morris's ston f j.
or two. All housekeepers shor. 1 -quality
of bread and biscuits w'.
makes with this tlour.
The advance in wheat the pres- n
has amounted to live cents a bush
will mean about 2" cents a birre' .
The rise is due to reports of tL.'i.i:.'
winter wheat from severe weather f- r
by drought, both in California and n fu
sas and the southwestern sections
Henry Guellow, the Brooks H.v.sn .
ber. left town Sundav without not f. r-
wife or his employer of his in'- !, i
part tire. He packed his tools it.' a.
and walked to South Vernon, whe - '
gaged a team and was taken tn lii
He is now supposed to be in Bos'
J. II. Chamberlain has been
ney and Fair Haven this week, s
lot of horses for his home trad. K
choice piece of literature of its k
his advertisement which is pru '
where. The children drop tie
things and the band stops pla.r.
these high-steppers come down tlv
M. F. Ballon of Meriden, Com. n
deatli took place last Friday, w as ,i x
of Wilmington and a son of Ki 11
Ballon, a I'nlversalist minister f "
prominence in his time. He gn
Wilmington and In his earlv ink' .
a clerk in Boston. Afterward he -a
merchant in Townshend, rema i ' r
some .'.') years. He was protnin. "
affairs of the town and a repVeset ..t
Uie legislature for one or mor
Twenty years ago he removed tu M "
where he engaged In the dry goo,! is
with the sons of the late Hon. O II
ard, and was afterward in the gro, . pi
At the time of his death he was -'ius'
at Meriden. The funeral was he l it M.
Iden Sunday and the burial was a T r
bend Monday. Mr. Ballot! leai a w
and two children. Mrs. Ballou is i liw
ter of the well-known Buf.er fam v if -l"a,,.ca'
A brother and sister- II- it II
Ballou and Mrs. Murdock, both .it
in hltingham, also survive Mr !!a.
Mrs. Fanny Jacobs of West llr
widow of the late Clark Jacobs, ul
day night after a somewhat pro' .i ' '
ness. Mrs. Jacobs was born in t .
tleboro in 1820. She was a d.i '.iii
Adolphus Stebblns, for so mam v ar-
carriage-maker at the familiar '
homestead on Canal street, now win '
his son, J. H. Stebbins. Mrs ,hi
lived at the old homestead unin ' "rk
riage, which took place in 1S57. n
a woman of earnest Christian Id
poise and independent cotuictioi , a"'
dow-ed w"h personal qualities w 'a
confidence and respect. After " '
band s death she remained at i
known Jacobs homestead until
months ago, when she made her 1" '
the family of L. II. Stellmann, ami '
there that her death occurred. The f x
ral was held at the houso Tuesd.iv f
noon, Kev. J. H. Babbitt olliei.itni, 1
burial was in Prospeet Hill tvim'"
neslde her brother in tills village, a
Mrs, Harriett .Steuben, surviv "
"i ban Francisco.
There Is more catarrh in this i-ecti
lountry than all other diseases put tog.'
ui til the last few years as nippos. l
Vin"!!,,ei i Kj.r Kreut many ears I
J:. ?' " " .lri'al dleHSe und pien '
Z V ' tt"J '' eoustantly f.ulniK I
local tre.1. ment. pronounced it mm i
e K-e has pioien cat.-rili to lie a i -disease
biid therefore .-.mures .
l,eV".,m. Hall's Cut in h (.'lire mo
i il '""? -'J- Toledo. O
iml"' li i ' "lie on the market I
I erimlly In from u, r0 ,
s rr . . 'hi'Clly on the hie- d
d niuZTi ''f J' Iter
vV'-0 Tol.-do. o
f-e-fcold hy driiKKMs, oA. t