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Summary for Month of April, W5.
Barometer-Highest, 30.79, the lltli; lowest, 29.
88. the 9th: mean. 30.185. Thermometer. High
est, 83, the 25th; lowest, 21, the &Ui; mean, 45., ;
mean maximum, 56.6; mean minimum, 33.1.
Mean relative humidity, 75.2. Wind prevailing, 8.;
highest velocity per hour, 45 miles, the 23d;, total
movement, 71.17 miles, Preclpltatlon-Raln, 4.14
Inches: (melted) snow, 01; total, 4 18. Depth of
mow fall, 25.
Wanted-A competent girl. Apply to Mrs.
Kirkland, Walnut street.
Croft & Reed's toilet Boap, for sale at A. E.
Miller's, Elliot street, for the agent, C. C. Hatch.
Lost A clover-leaf stick pin of pearls and di
amond. The finder will be suitably rewarded on
leaving same at Morse & Simpson's.
The Gurney Cleanable Refrigerator. Free
from fault. Hackley & Mohan.
Wanted A girl to do general housework. En
quire of Mrs. E. B. Barrows at 11 Oak street.
Large variety and very desirable patterns In
sterling silver and plated belt buckles; also sliver
belt pins. All new goods and at bottom prices.
Ranoeu & MnoMPSON.
Fine watch and clock repairing; prices are
moderate. C. W. Sawyer, 30 Main St,
Alfred S. Thompson has the agrncy for the
Remington Bicycles for Brattleboro and vicinity.
Call at Ranger & Thompson's store to Inspect
wheel and get prices. Catalogues sent on appli
cation. This week we offer some extra good values on
black cashmeres and wool serges at 39, 50 and 05
cents. Way below all previous prices.
T. W. Babnaud.
Fatclnatlng for all. endless amusement for
children, using Clapp & Jones's transferring fluid;
Improved outfit. Three thousand bottles sold.
Popular sheet music and books. String for all
Instruments and musical supplies at uapp
Now is a good time to have your picture framed
Tasteful work and moderate prices at Ulapp
Remember the knives, forks and spoons stamp
ed with our own name and fully guaranteed as to
du rability and quality. Ranoer & Thompson.
1 cleanse and bleach men's and women's straw
hats. Work first class. Enquire for E. S. at S.
Wanted Middle aged woman or steady girl for
housework on farm. Warfisboro, Vt., Box 50.
Wanttid, A thoroughly competent woman to
do general housework. No others need apply.
Enquire at the Retreat farm house.
Tenement to Rent Three to five rooms. En
quire of J. K. Parker, 13 Oak street.
Cottons are advancing, but we have about 2000
yards, extra good quality In brown 30 Inch, we
shall, while they last, sell at 4 to 6 cents by the
piece; also extra quality 40 Inch at 6 cents. Can't
last long at these prices. T. w. baknard.
Have your pictures framed at Clapp & Jones's.
Electric gas lighting, electric bell and private
telephone work. Prompt attention given re
pairing. Vauoiian & Sargent.
Tenement to rent. Enquire of E. B. Barrows.
Clapp & Jones have a line of the Soule Co.'s
sew brown tone unmounted pbotograpus.
H. W. Sargent has the agency for Metzgers
awnings, which are of the best goods and are
finely made. I will come, measure, a d put them
up at prices that all who wish can afford to have
them. Leave your orders now so that you can
have them early. Harmony block.
Insure four Horses
Against death from any cause with the Secur
Ity Live Stock Ins. Co. of Boston. The largest
company In the country engaged in tins business.
Statistics show that ninety-eight per cent of the
number of horses that die, die from diseases or
accident and only two per cent are debtroyed by
fire. Send for circulars and rates to A. W. Chllds
& Co., sole agents for Brattleboro and vicinity.
Farmers' and Mechanics' lSxchnnge
A special meeting of the stockholders of the
Farmers' and Mechanics' Exchange is hereby
called Saturday, May 11, In O. A. R. hall, at 7:S0
p. m. Business, to act on revision of bv-laws and
to authorize the directors to borrow what money
may be needed for completing the block.
Fred D. Wei d, Seo'y,
"The Vermonter," an Illustrated monthly news
magazine, devoted to Vermont Interests. Educa
tional, Y. M. C. A., Y. P. S. C. E., Masonic, Na
tional Guard, a rand Army and other depart
ments. First number Issued May 30. Subscribe
now, $1 a year. Address C. S. Forbes, publisher,
St. Albans, Vt.
For the next ten days
Every lady asking for one at our store will re
ceive a four-foot linen tape measure Fltl.E.
Van Doorn & Morris.
It Is Arbor day today. Plant a tree.
The Brattleboro creamery "beat all Its
previous records" for a single day by mat
ing 1145 pounds of butter Wednesday.
John W. HUdreth has sold his farm on
the Chesterfield road to John Council and
will sell his personal property at auction
Thursday, May l).
In the April list of prize winners for short
'stories written for Comfort, a story paper
published In Augusta, Me., the name of
Allss listello 'I lad of brattleboro appears
The total Insurance on Cole & Co.'S'mlll
at rutney $10,000 was placed through
the agency of A. W. Chllds & Co. The
same company also had a policy of $1500
on tno steam min.wnicu was burned at
The firemen and others who went to
rutney Saturday did not reach home until
between 1 and a o'clock Sunday morning.
They had steamer No. 3 on the car readv
to return at 8:30 but could not got a spe
cial engine unui aiter tno nignt express
nau gone norm.
J. C. Chandler, who will open his store
at 0 uentrai street Saturday afternoon,
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mages iiia uuw iu me puDiic in rue X'ncu
nix advertising columns this week. Mr.
Chandler has a fresh stock of groceries,
confectionery and notions and will deliver
goods to all parts 01 the village.
The annual meeting of the Y. M. O. A.
was held Wednesday evening. There were
brief reports from the oiiicers. More de
tailed reports will be given at the anniver
eary exercises. Thirty new members were
voted Into the association. These officers
were chosen: president, Gen. J. J. Eatoy;
n. Thompson; treasurer, G. 0. Averlllj
director for two years to fill vacancy, E. S.
Morse; directors for three years, S. W.
'Edgett, O. E. Westgate, O. H. Thompson,
Emerson fc Son have, sent- out largo
numbers of-thclr sixth annual catalogue,
descriptivo of their stock of house furnish
,Tbe contract for the construction of the
ccctrlo railroad was made with the under
standing that in assigning the work prcfer
ened shouldbo given to home laborers.
C. F. Thompson having resigned as clerk
and treasurer of the Brattleboro Street
Hallway company, Frank L. Hunt of the
firm of S. A. Smith & Co. was elected to
that position on Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel P. Cobb have is
sued Invitations to the marriage of their
daughter, Miss Helen Lena Cobb, to Wal
ter Angler Gilbert of Putney, the event to
be celebrated the evening of May 15.
O. Peltier announces In another column
his purchase of the Canal street black
smith shop of E. M. Angler. Mr. Peltier,
who recently moved to this town, was for
27 years a successful blacksmith at West
Chesterfield, N. II.
All who are interested in the work of
the Rural Improvement association are re
minded that the annual meeting will be
held at the Brooks House reception room
next Thursday evening at 7:30, whon they
are Invited to be present without further
Mrs. Kathertne Marshall sold her North
street house on Saturday to Charles A.
Harris, treasurer of the Brattleboro Sav
ings bank. The price Is understood to
havo been about $10,000. This houso was
remodeled for Mr. and Mrs. Marshall sev
eral years ago Into one of the finest resi
dences In town. Mr. Harris bought It for
his own occupancy,
Rudyard Kipling will shortly return to
India whero he will prepare, for the Cos
mopolitan, twelve articles to appear In tho
American and English editions of that
magazine. India is one of the most in
teresting of countries, and Mr. Kipling Is
able to write of It as no one else. Ills
work will bo looked forward to with world
Margaret, three year old daughter of
John C. Adams, clerk at Scott & Jones's,
was frightfully scalded Saturday, but as
she received prompt medical treatment
serious results are not expected. In some
way not exactly known she reached up to
the table and overturned a tea pot, the
contents falling upon her head and hands.
Longfellow's Dream, which was given
very successfully by the Murray club sev
eral years ago, was brought out last week in
the Hollls street theatre at Boston by the
New England Woman's Press association
under tho direction of the author, Henry
Rcdington Browne. It is pronounced one
of .the best amateur entertainments over
attempted in Boston. ,
Judee J. M. Tyler Is at St Albans hold
ing tho Franklin County court. The suit
of Brown, administrator, vs. town of Swan
ton has i been on trial for several days. It
is brought in behalf of the widow and
children of S. E. Mead, who received fatal
injuries upon a bridge in Swanton, which
it is claimed was insufficient. The defence
is that the defect was not the fault of the
town and that Mr, Mead was negligent In
The Tavary Grand Opera company be
gins Monday to play a two weeks' engage
ment in New York city. Tho Albany
Journal, commenting on the company's.
appearance in "Uavallerla itusticana,"
says : "William Schuster (decidedly tho best
man in tno company) sang the part ot Aino
with Bplrlt and effect." The Galveston
Dally News said of the Brattleboro boy's
work in that city: "Wm. Schuster, the
basso, has not only a good voice but the
best stage presence of any of the cast of
principals. He played Fernando and put
a commendable dramatic action Into tho
Rev. Clark Rice Moor, who died very
suddenly of heart disease at his home in
Cambridge, Mass., Sunday, at the age of
70, will be remembered In Brattleboro as
pastor of the Unlversallst church hero
from 1848 to 1852. He was born In Sweden,
N. H., but his early life was spent in Rock
ingham, in this county. His ordination
took place in Brattleboro, as this was his
first pastorate. From Brattleboro he went
to Watertown, Mass., and thence to Port
land and Augusta, Ale. For many years
ho has resided in Cambridge. He was one
of the editors of the Gosoel Banner, wrote
often for the denominational and other
publications, and supplied various pulpits,
He was one of the trustees of Tufts col
lege. Although restricted in early school
advantages he developed into a man of
broad (general culture and excellent ability,
Arthur L'Heureux, aged 24, son of
Airs. J. is. iiieureux of llolyoke, Mass.,
committed suicide by gas poisoning at Bos
ton Saturday. He was found in his room
at 13 Indiana place about noon uncon
scious, and attached to the gas jet was a
piece of rubber tube the other end of which
was In his mouth. He had Inhaled a large
quantity of gas. He was taken to the city
hospital, where he died. He was In poor
health and the suicide was undoubtedly
caused by despondency. L'Heureux was a
brother of Mrs. William Mette of this town.
He had worked in this town much of the
time the past year or more, both In tho
shops of P. Rattb and of Wm. Mette. He
went from here about two weeks ago to
work at his trade in Boston. Ho had acted
strangely for some time and when he went
away some of his friends hero thought he
was becoming mentally deranged.
William James Richardson, who died in
Brooklyn, N. Y., recently at the age of 40,
was a brother of C. A. Richardson, who
spent a largo part of last year at the Brooks
House. Mr. Richardson was a graduate
of the Polytechnic institute in Brooklyn
and began his business career in 1807 after
his father had become the manager of the
Brooklyn and Jamaica Railroad company,
and three years later he was made super
intendent of the Brooklyn, Canarsle and
Rockaway Beach road. When his father
organized the Atlantic Avenue company in
1872 he became one of the directors, and
served in that capacity until recently, when
he was retired on account of his sympathy
with the strikers. He was secretary of the
Atlantic Avenue company for many years
and had been secretary of the American
Street Railroad association since it was
organized. He was fond of outdoor sports
and had traveled extensively In Europe.
His wife was a daughter of President Ray
mond of Vassar college.
The death of Mrs. Nettle Reed, widow
of tho late W. J. Reed, who died ten years
ago, took place early Sunday morning at
the Elliot street home of her son, Leonard
B. Reed. Mrs. Reed was ill only five days,
and the cause of death was congestion of
the lungs, with complications. Mr. and
Mrs. Reed were born In Scotland, and'
lived there until after their marriage. On
coming to this country they were first In
Stamford, Conn., later In New York city.
They came to Brattleboro about 25 years
ago. Mr. Reed was employed for seven
years as gardener on the Cbarller estate,
and afterward In a similar capacity for J.
Edward Hall and others. Since her hus
band's death Mrs. Reed was. cook at the
Brooks House seven years, and was also
employed at the Brattleboro House, the
hotel in Putney, and In tho GUdden and
Balestler families. Mrs. Reed is survived
by two sons, John W. Reed and Leonard
B, Reed. She was a woman of estimable
qualities and a ' communicant of St.
Michael's Episcopal church. The funeral
was held at the house of her son Leonard
Tuesday afternoon, Rev. Mr. Coll!ns;offl
ctatlng. 'The burial was in Prospect 'Hill
Frank Norcross put a now lob wagon on
.Main street this week.
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social club Is being actively agitated.
A special meeting ot tho stockholders of
tho Farmers' and Mechanics' exchange will
be held Saturday, May 11, at 7:30 at Grand
Rov. C. It. Moor, whoso death is else
where recorded, was pastor of the Unlver
sallst church at the time the present edi
fice was first dedicated.
Several of the large trees on the Brooks
property on tho common aro being cut
down to make room for tho house which
iiviucu uiaibm win u it nil.
Jos. P. Mara of Burlington, the stato
sales agent of the National Cash Register
company, Is in town this week. F. K.
Barrows has bought a register for use In his
N. In Hawley's store Is to bo Improved
by tho removal of tho unused north door,
and filling the vacant space between the iron
pillars with a glass panel, thus making a
continuous plate glass corner.
H. L. Fish has been engaged by S. N.
Alexander of Bellows Falls to watch
throughout each day at the toll bridge ill
the hope that the bodies of S. N. Alexan
der, jr., and James Fitzgerald may bo
Rev. C. O. Day and children, Madam
Day and Miss Hull returned from Catsklll.
N. Y., Wednesday night. Mr. Day will'
give the preparatory lecture at the chapel
at 7 this evening and will occupy his pul
pit next Sunday morning.
Secretary Winslow of tho state board of
agriculture and Veterinary Phllllpson of
Brandon have been hero this week to ex
amine 28 cattle which Marcus Bobbins had
bought In Now Hampshire. All tho ani
mals wcro pronounced free from tubercu
losis, and were admitted to the state.
E. D. Dodge brought to II. M. Wood's
store yesterday a live Canada lynx caught
by Frank Tcnney of Dummerston. The
animal attracted much attention at the
store before It was shipped to C. II. Ten
ney of Keene. When caught the lynx was
neatly starved and was so weak that it
could hardly stand, but It soon recovered.
The entertainment at Odd Fellows hall,
Friday night, brought out a large attend
ance. "Dr. Baxter's Wonderful Inven
tion" was warmly received. The parts
were taken by Mrs. Cora Robinson, Mrs.
A. G. Carleton, Miss Louise Coatcs, D. E.
Taskcr, F. C. Piatts, and Charles Davis.
Following the play was a social time, with
dancing, until 12 o'clock.
All voters should remember the annual
village meeting which will be held next
Tuesday evening at 7:30. There Is almost
no discussion as to what action will bo
taken. Col. Hannon and M. J. Moran of
the board of bailiffs declare that they will
not accept office again, and E. H. Putnam,
being a selectman, will not be a candidate.
It Is probablo that Messrs. Streeter and
Ualvin will bo elected, and that Cant. J
G. Estey will be one of the new members
of the board.
The runs of the express messengers on
the New Londqn road were changed May
l. Mr. t'atcn, instead of alternating with
Louis Henkel on the long run, will go to
Palmer and return each day, going down
at 10:25 A. m. and returning at 0:35 i m.
Symington, a new messenger, will come in
on the 10:20; return to Millers Falls with
Patch at 10:25; run back at 1:05 r. m. and
return to Palmer an the 4 :25. Cro well and
Ilowland will run on the "lower end."
James Henry Hesslon, aged 35, died
Saturday uigut at me Dome of ins sister,
Mrs. D. A. Martin, the cause beinc con
sumption. He had been employed on a
farm in Westmoreland, and was brought
to Brattleboro by Mr. Martin only a few
days before his death. Mr. Hesslon was
at one time employed by L. S. Hleclns
He was a brother of Miss Alice Hesslon.
Services were held In the Roman Catholic
church at 0 Monday and the body was
taken to Fitciiburg, Mass., for burial.
Every trout brook In this part of the
county which Is not posted was an object
of attention for the sportsmen Wednesday,
but fewer devotees of tho rod were out
than last year. One of the handsomest
catches was the 12 pounds brought In by
H. W. Kinson and L. II. Barber. Dr.
Barber and C. A. Harris had about eight
pounus. w. ii. urown gloated over at
good-sized fish. Chauncey Kuapn and A
If. Hines secured a handsome string at
ureen luver, autney isrtguam returned
from thero with 17, A. S. Nichols with 25,
and W. H. Perry. Charles Shattuck and
Frank Kimball with a number they don't
mention, u. a. Miller caugnt w in the
Gulf brook in Chesterfield. H. E. Harris
had a basket containing 01 Dounds. Geo.
BiShop caught 11 last week that weighed
The death of Sarah Elizabeth Ami
don, wife of Fred T. Stewart, the well
known brick mason, occurred suddenly
Tuesday from heart disease. Mrs. Stewart
had not been in good health for several
years, but her condition did not become
serious until Sunday. She was 51 years
old and was the daughter of Ephralm and
sally Amidon of Westmoreland, N. H.
She lived thero until her marriage to Mr.
Stewart in 1870. Two or three years later
they came to Brattleboro, where they have
since lived, with tho exception of two or
tnree years spent at West Chesterfield.
She Is survived by her husband and a son,
Leon, and two daughters, Annie and Ella.
and by her mother. She also has five
brothers, Joseph and Jerome of this vll
lage, Riley of Putney, Larkin and James
of Chesterfield. Mrs. Stewart was a regu
lar attendant at the Unlversallst church
and was a member of the Sedgwick Relief
corps ana oi tue grange at West Chester
field. Services were held at the house this
forenoon at 10 o'clock. Another service
will be held in tho church at West Chester
field and the burial will be there.
Tuberculosis at Vernon.
Cattle Commissioner H. M. Arms cf
Springfield and Dr. Rich of the experiment
station at Burlington made their second
visit to Vernon Mnnilav. wlion tlmw teto,l
the dairy herds of George K. Stebblns and
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iiuiiry urooKsuy administering tuuerculln.
Out of tho 23 animals remaining in the
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utuuw ueru none responueu to me lest,
and they therefore appeared to be in health
so far as Infortlnn frnm tiihorMilmla if.
concerned. Three animals havo recently
ueen uinen irom mo neru to .New Hamp
shire, but whether by sale or because they
were previously owned there the commis
sioners were not definitely Informed. The
general condition of tho Brooks herd Is far
from satisfactory, and the commissioners
were satisfied that the animals had lacked
proper food and care. In the Stebblns
herd five animals responded to the test,
These were slaughtered and all showed tho
presence of tuberculosis. About 100 peo
ple were present when thq cows were killed
and all were entirely satisfied with the
work of the commissioners. The Stebblns
herd was In good condition, showing an er
ror In overfeeding if on either side. Both
Mr. Stebblns and Mr, Brooks cordially
thanked the commissioners for what they
had done. In these cases, as jn all others
to which the Vermont board have given
their official attention, the attitude of Ver
mont dairymen Is entirely different from
that reported so, often In Massachusetts,
where repeated accounts have come of bit
ter opposition to the efforts to stamp out
tuberculosis, and not a few endeavors to
evade the provisions of tho law. Appllca
tlons have been made to have 1B00 cattle
tested in this state.
do escort duty MSmMal day. )
A Swedish Y-IEPS. O. E. was onranlze.1
Tuesday lilglit.ibuf a full choice of officer
was not maucH
John Coiineliih1' exchanged his placo
on tho Brook road for John W. Hlldrcth's
farm In West Clnliterfield, N. II.
Mr. Grlflln.f!HH for Browning King
& Co., has move from W. II. Bond's to
Griggs & PerrylFtfllceln Bank block.
It Is rumorcdlttiat a brewery will be es
tablished on tlloftNow Hampshlro side of
the river near tlfimiuspcnslon bridge.
.tnltli Pnntinrall t.PArtrtfV llnurtl flia elinfla
In the rear of hisulark street house, pre
paratory to enlarging the building so as to
make another tendttcnt.
Tho many applications from prospective
summer visitors at tho Brooks House Indi
cates a larger business from this direction
than in the past two o? three seasons.
Rev. Geo. C. Nccdhaui of Northfleld,
Mass., will speak ln'tbo town hall Sunday
at 4 r. m, Tho Invitation to tho service Is
a general one. There will bo special music.
Bishop Hall's sermon last evening was
on tho "Passion of Christ." The last ad
dress In the series will bo given this even
ing. A detailed report of tho wcek.s serv
ices will be found on the second page.
Mr. Parker, driver for A. N. Kingsleyof
Ashuelot, will come to tho Valley Fair
grounds this week with Holllstor and threo
other racers. Holllster will enter the cir
cuit and Is expected to get a record of 2:15
At the morning service on Sunday at St.
Michael's Episcopal church Bishop Hall
preached and also confirmed a class of 12
young women. Holy communion was cele
brated at 7:30 a.m. An evening servlco
was held at 7 o'clock. The bishop preached
at Guilford Sunday afternoon.
It has been reported that Aleonco Mar
ion, the barber who was sentenced to three
months' Imprisonment for assault at Gard
ner, Mass., had committed suicide by hang
ing, but it Is probable that the story had
Its origin in the suicide of young L'Heur
eux, another barber.
Selectmen Webster and Putnam and
Bailiff Galvin left Wednesday afternoon
for Burlington, where they will examine
the electric railroad, and find out what
regulations the authorities compel the rail
road company to observe. They will also
visit Rutland for a similar purpose.
Mrs. C. S. Stockwell and Mrs Henry
Allen wero left on the Guilford road Fri
day afternoon by their horse taking
"French leave." Mrs. Stockwell unhitch
ed the horse, heading him towards home,
While she was putting the halter in the
back of the wagon tho horse started for the
stable, where he reported soon after with
no damages to himself or the carriage.
A despatch was received from Fitchburg,
Mass., last night saying that Mark H.
Cook had dropped dead from heart disease
in that city. Mr. Cook, who had been a
resident of Brattleboro many years, moved
two or three weeks ago to Fitchburg. He
leaves a wife, a son in business in Fitch
burg, and a daughter. lie was a brave
soldier in the Civil war, serving In the 1st
The death of Mrs. A. A. Wyman occur
red at Hlllsboro Bridge, N. H., Tuesday,
Mrs. Wyman had many acquaintances here
turougu iier visits to her sister. Mrs. Al
bert Baldwin. She leaves a husband and
an adopted daughter. Mrs. Baldwin with
her daughter was on her way to the sta
tion to go to Hlllsboro when she received
the telegram announcing tho death of her
sister. The funeral was ueld yesterday.
Ada Ford and Fannie M. Charter were
arrested Mondry on an action of trover for
a mileage book hired in Keene of Calvin B.
Perry. The girls got the book to go to
Bellows Falls and back and never returned
it. The case was tried before Justice
Sherman, who rendered judgment against
them In the amount of $10 and costs ,and
ordered a close jail certificate. The money
was paid and me girls released. U. B,
Hltt appeared for the plaintiff.
A span of horses owned by C. B. Ford
ran Saturday from the Richardson slaugh
ter nouse to me Mam street bridge, where
tue lumber wagon to wnicn tney were at
tached bowled down four posts support
ing the rail protecting the sidewalk on the
east side. The polo of the wagon struck
Tyler block just beneath the window of
Putnam's shoe store and the horses were
thrown and caught. The team was not
Thomas Guiheen, a small boy, was
urougni oeiore justice Newton Saturday
charged with riding a bicycle on the side
walk. He pleaded guilty and was dis
missed with the smallest fine possible $5
and costs. The fact that Guiheen ran
Into two children led to the complaint be
ing made against him. It Is hoped that
the next time a person Is prosecuted for
mis otience it will bo one of the several
adults who continue to ride on sidewalks,
ignoring the rights of pedestrians.
Rev. Dr. C. J. Ryder of New York
deeply interested the congregation at
the Centre church last Sunday morn
lng. In beginning his address he said
the appeals of the peasantry of Europe
touched our sympathies, but that few peo
ple realized t'io distressing condition of
large numbers ot people of our own
country. All told tho American Mis
sionary association is trying to reach
10,500,000 people enough to fill 50 large
cities including Alaskans, Indians, ne
groes and the whites of the mountain dis
tricts of eight southern states. He em
phaslzed the fact that the mountain whites
were Anglo Saxons our own people. He
eloquently pictured their bitter poverty,
their large families, their desire for educa
tion and moral advancement through
schools and churches, and their sensitive
ness in regard to receiving missionary aid
He referred to their loyalty during tho
war, of how 140,000 of them helped put
down the rebellion without a draft being
required among tnem. lie also spoke
briefly of the Indians, of their sincerity
anu tneir cnmusiasm regarding christian
ity when they once understood It. In the
evening Mr. Ryder Intended to speak upon
"Christian truths in slave songs," but as
the service was shortened to allow people
to go to tho the town hall he did little more
than to give introductions and explanations
to the religious songs of plantation origin
which were sung by the choir, and to the
reading by Miss Noyes. Even in this form,
however, the service was very effective.
Mr. Ryder Is a pleasing and forcible speak
er In a marked degree. Tho annual col
lection for the American Missionary asso
ciation was taken, amounting to $100.
Y. M. O. A. NOTES.
ltev J It. Gow delivered an able address at the 4
o'clock meeting Sunday. His subject was "What
Is your authority 1"
Iter. Dr. Ryder addressed the boys' battalion
at S o'clock Sunday, Ills talk, which was Illus
trated with photographs, was an Interesting one.
The subject was "The Indian."
The woman's auxiliary! will meet at the Y. M.
O. A. room Tuesday afternoon at i o'clock. This
meeting will be a committee conference and ev
ery member of the various committees Is espe
cially requested to be present.
OBAN GIB NEWS.
The next meeting of Protective grange will be
held May 7 at 7 o'clock p. u. Degree work at 7:80.
The power of the grange as an Institution Is
shown by the recent enumeration of the subordi
nate granges sent out by Secretary Trimble ot the
national organization. The total number was
8,015 on April 13 of this year. These granges are
distributed through firty-flve states and terri
tories. There are 111 granges In Maine, 234 In
New HamMhire, 2JM la Vermont, 08 In Massa
chusetts, Si in Ithode.tsland, and US In Connecti
Albert Ntebblns, ex-Tnx-Collector of
I)eerAel(l, Ilrni,, Arrested by Chief of
l'ollce McClure Short In Ills Ac
Albert Stebblns, ex-tax-collector of Deer
field, Mass., was arrested Tuesday night by
Chief of Police McClure upon tho arrival
of the 10:10 train here. Stebblns had a
ticket for Lcnoxvlllu, Canada. Ho mado
no demonstration, but quietly accompa
nied Chief McCluro from tho cars to tho
American House, where ho was placed In
charge of Officer Spear for tho night. Ho
was taken to Greenfield Wednesday morn
ing by Mr. McClure.
Stebblns drove away from his house in
Dccrfleld about 0 o'clock Tuesday ovenlng.
Tho selectmen, who had been keeping a
close watch on him, suspected that ho in
tended to take the Fitchburg train for the
West, and officers wcro notified so that he
would bo arrested at Shclburne Falls or
F. W. Main, tho Greenfield reporter of
tho Springfield Republican, went through
the cars of tho Montreal express at Green
field in search of Stebblns, and thought ho
discovered his man. He notified the Green
field officers who at once telephoned to Mr.
McClure. Mr. McCluro received the mcs
sago only a fow moments before tho arri
val of the train. In company with the
conductor ho wont through the cars as soon
as the train arrived here.
It was found that tho man seen at Green
field was not Stebblns, but tho conductor
said that some ono had boarded tho train
at Bernardston. This person was found
to bo a man half lying down on a seat
with his hat over his face. The officer
took tho liberty of removing his hat, and
the man proved to bo Stebblns.
The fact that Albert Stebblns was short
in his accounts was mado public April 10.
Ho was town collector In 1802 and 1803,
and people were surprised at the amount
reported uncollected, which was announced
as over $11,000. Stebblns claimed there
was a mistake In the footing, and he kept
turning In snlall collections. Tho select
men ordered him to appear and show his
books April 4, but ho failed to respond and
announced Illness as the cause. Then the
assessors, assisted by Maj. P. D. Bridges,
made a thorough Investigation of the books
and found a shortage amounting to $0000.
A brother, Oscar Stebblns, came on from
Springfield, III., and It was expected that
ho would make up tho deficiency, bni he
returned homo taking the matter under
advisement. Stebblns has lived simply,
but It Is believed that he has attempted
speculation. He Is under $10,000 bonds.
The selectmen had decided to call upon
the bondsmen and It was announced Tues
day that Stebblns would probably be In
dicted for embezzlement.
It has been proved beyond question that
Mr. Stebblns took moncv in comDaratlvelv
small amounts from the time ho was first
elected collector. This was ascertained by
comparing his receipts with the amounts
paid to the treasurer. Stebblns Is a man
about 00 years old and has been highly
esteemed until the recent developments.
Stebblns was arraigned at Greenfield on
the charge of embezzlement and was placed
under bonds of $000 for his appearance
tho 10th. His property at Deerflcld has
A Prrtty Home Wedding Followed by
A pretty home wedding was c elebrated
Tuesday evening at7:30 at the nich street
residence of Wells S. Frost, when his only
daughter, Miss Flora Anstlce Frost, was
married to William H. Proctor, Mr. Frost's
partner, and also a member of the firm of
Mellcn & Proctor. The grounds in front
of the house were brilliantly Illuminated.
The Interior decorations were tastefully ar
ranged, me stair ran and tho entrances
to the different rooms were covered with
evergreen and laurel, and Balms, notted
plants and flowers were placed about the
rooms. Only the Immediate relatives
were present at the wedding. The bridal
party entered to the strains of the wedding
march from Lohengrin, played by the First
Regiment orchestra of ten pieces at the
ueau oi tno stairs. Murray and Mary
Frost, the little cousins of the bride, came
first, forming an aisle with pink ribbons.
Following them camo the ushers W. S.
Pratt, Harry Webster, Frank -Pratt and
George E. Fox. The bridemald, Miss
Wynne Wadsworth, preceded the bride
and her father. The groom and his best
man, a. ryier, entered from the side.
Tho ceremony, in tho Episcopal form, was
performed by Rev. Wm. H. Collins. At 8
o'clock began the reception which was at
tended by many friends. Mr. and Mrs.
Proctor wero assisted In receiving by the
brldo's father and the groom's mother,
Mrs. Francis Proctor, and the bride's aunt,
Mrs. Henry Anstlce of Rochester, N. Y.
In the dining room refreshments were
served by Ralph Chamberlain, the Brooks
House caterer. Mr. and Mrs. Proctor left
during tho evening, and after a trip of two
weeks they will return to Brattleboro to
make their homo at 10 Grove street.
WATSON FHENCH ONCE MORE.
The Rutland County Court Nets Illiu,
Watson S. French, who Is serving a sen
tence in me nouse or correction at Rutland
for liquor selling In Brattleboro, prayed
out a writ of habeas corpus, and was
brought before the county court at Rut
land on Wednesday for a hearing. A faulty
mittimus was tho ground upon which ho
asked to bo released. His Jcounsel claimed
that the mittimus did not sufficiently set
forth the crime for .which he was commit
ted, since It did not appear, for how many
uiieiices ue was committed, or whether it
was a first or second conviction. Further,
that It did not set up when and whero the
crime was committed; that It alleged a
conviction for "selling liquor without au
thority of law," whllo the statute makes
the crime tho "selling of liquor In violation
of law." Finally, that It did not appear
that the court sentenced him to be "com'
mltted until sentence Is complied with."
The counsel for the state Insisted that
the crime and the sentence were sufficient
ly set forth in the mittimus and that
"without authority of law" is synonymous
with "In violation of lav" In this case.
The court sustained the contention of
French's lawyers and ordered his release
Butler & Molony for French. State's
Attorney Fltts of Windham County for the
Harry Wellman, "98, rides a Columbia.
II. D. Ryder of Bellows Falls visited school
Marion Noyes, '07. has changed the bicycle she
rodo last year for a '05 Columbia.
A petition was sent to the school board this
week asking that there be no school Friday. Ar
borday. It was decided not to grant It.
Frank Wells, 08, rode to Jamaica last week on
his wheel. Ezra Wilcox, Bert Young. Ernest
llorton, 'W. and Will Mitchell returned torn
there on bicycles Sunday.
For Over Fifty Tears.
Mrs. Wlnslow's Soothing Syrup has been used
f2r,0T1T.&tyye?? by P""0118 of mothers for
their children white teething with perfect success.
It soothes the child, softens the gums, allays all
pain, cures wind collo, and Is tne beet relnedy
for dlarrhoBa. It will relieve the poor little suf
ferer Immediately. Sold by drugglsU In every
part of the world. Twenty-flve c?nU a botuZ
Be sure to ask for Mrs.'winslow's Sooting
Syrup and take no other kind, K
ltev. Mr. ..Maxwell's Sermon Inst Sun
One hundred Odd Fellows and 00 Daugh
ters of Rebekah attended the services at
tho Unlversallst church last Sunday morn
ing, when Rov. H. D. Maxwell preached a
sermon in recognition of tho 70th anniver
sary of tho establishment of tho order In
America. There wcro floral decorations
about tho pulpit.
Mr. Maxwell's test was from James i.,
27; "Pure religion and undcfllcd before
our God and Father is this, to visit the
fatherless and widows In tlieir aiuiction,
and to keep himself unspotted from tho
world." After extending to the mem
bers of tho fraternity a cordial wel
come, and congratulating them upon the
commendable work they aro so vigor
ously prosecuting, Mr. Maxwell proceeded
to Indicate what It seemed to him were tho
secrets of tho numerical greatness, tho per
vaslvo spirit, tho earnest enthusiasm, and
tho devoted loyalty which tho order of Odd
Fellows exhibits an order which can claim
nearly 400 members In Brattleboro, and
over 885,000 In the United States and
Canada, Uno of the great advantages pos
sessed In common with many other frater
nal organization appears In the fact that it
is entirely non-sectarian ; It does not form
ulate any absurd requirement of intellect
ual belief, and It does not commit tho
equally idiotic blunder of refusing to have
anything to do with a man becauso his
theological opinions do not comply with
an arbitrary standard which some dogmatic
speculator living centuries ago has de
clared to be Infallible. The order has dis
covered that religion and theology are not
synonymous terms or ideas, and that true
religion is bigger and better and freer than
any theology or creed or ceremony that was
ever fonnulated. There is this difference
between theology and religion, the former
tries to tell us about God and salvation
and heaven, while religion tries to make
God and salvation and heaven come Into
tho lives of men and women, Into everyday
duties and burdens; theology talks, re
ligion acts. Jesus was not a theologian
but a religionist. In view of the fact that
tfio lodge hero in this town has distrib
uted during the past year over $2,100 for
relief, it must appear to an unbiased mind
that the work It Is doing should be called
religious, and that It must win divine ap
proval. SMALL POX AT OLABEMONT, N. H.
Twenty Cases There and In Two IVear
lly TownsTwo Deaths -the Dis
ease First Thought to be Measles.
Brattleboro's small pox scare last year
wun a single case was insignificant In com
parison with the present situation at Clare
mont, N. II. Eleven persons in five dif
ferent families are now 111 with the disease
and one death has occurred. In the ad
joining towns of Croyden and Newport
nine cases nave been discovered, one of
which has resulted fatally. The disease
was brought from Chicago by Geo. Bart
lett and family, who moved into a small
houso at Newport, The family wero soon
allllcted with an eruptive disease which
was supposed to be measles. Georce W.
Cain, ono of their visitors, became 111 two
weeks later and Dr. I. A. Watson, secreta
ry of the stste board of health, who was
called by the local board, at once pronounc
ed the disease small pox. A strict quaran
tine was then enforced, but before this peo
ple had visited at both houses and the
physician had gone from them to other
houses without taking the usual precau
tions. Tho cases first discovered at Clare
mont were also supposed to be measles for
several days at least. The board of health
at Claremont have all the cases In four
buildings, which aro under police guard
uay ana nignt. une pnysician has been
engaged to treat all the patients and he is
quarantined in his office and not allowed
to visit other families. The board of health
have prohibited public entertainments and
canvassing from houso to house, and are
hopeful that small pox will be stamped out
In a few weeks. Hundreds of people are
DISTRICT NO. O.
CJIve it a Name.
Strango noises have been heard recently
iu tuityui Bccuuuaui mis uistrict ana some
people have suspected that a different.klnd
of wild animal from those accustomed to
roam over our hill, was present, A few
days ago two men saw one that they would
llko to have named as well as caught. It
had quite a large body with a long slim
tail which It lashed about furiously when
It saw a man approaching, and opened a
wide- ugly looking mouth. It had a cat
like head with short ears low down, Its
color is yellowish brown with dark spots.
A dog chased the beast, which made a big
leap and disappeared rapidly.
Mrs. James G. Howard, who went to
Boston for surgical treatment, Is gaining
rapidly, having endured the journey and
Prosperous Pilgrim Fathers.
The report of Secretary Shepard on the condi
tion of the Pilgrim Fathers order In New Eng.
land states for 1891 was given out at the recent
meeting of the supreme colony In Boston, and
will be of Interest to Fort Dummer colony
The membership Jan. 1 was 18.333. a gain of ISM
during the year. Of the members 10,435 were
men and 1003 women; 12,532 were Insured for
82000 each; 5053 for $1000 each, and 153 were so
cial members. The mortality rate was eight and
a fraction to the 1000 lives Insured. In 1894 there
were 150 deaths', 89 men and 01 women. Treasurer
Bugbee made 14 assessments during the vear
which yielded $273,918, making the "total alanl"
bio f unds on hand to be $S3,119. There was Dald
put from this fund 874,(H5, leaving a balance In
JheJbe.n.' fS.nd of $,U9 and 'n " suspense
fund S4055. The receipts In the generalTund
were 15,88l. and payments were made amount
ing to $10,300, an Increase of $1599 over 1893.
Session of the Grand Lodge of Odd Fel
lows. The annual session of the grand lodge of Odd
Fellows of Vermont wl be held at 6t. Johnsburv
May 13. 14 and 15, Caledonia lodge w 11 gVe a
caption and entertainment Monday evenlnT
There will be a grand parade on Tuesday afte
noon by the regiment of Patriarchs Militant and
members of the grand and local lodges? In the
evening the degree of chivalry will publicly
rhSVf 0ll0Wed,rbS an JaddreS8 and banqSet S
the opera house. Wednesday evening will been,
tlrely devoted to the sessions of the grand lodgS'
A meeting of the Eastern Star will be held
Tuesday evening and of the Fprt Dummer Royal
Arch chapter Thursday evening, """"" "al
.Di7,ti'?Pe5,u,3r0rand Master D. A. Young In.
sta led the onicers of Mt. Lebanon lodge at it
malca Tuesday evening and on his visit there was
S'vinton. 7 F" " Vaughan' . oSwK and
i TUe ,Ma"le Temple association held a meetlnir
!lBr,Unt0.28aturdar- The following commit
9100 It e ward.
ThA rPltrlaN sv ikta n
ir - .v";1;," w palmer wm do pleased to
and that r,ST" "rYSiC'S'.'S :?L ' ""Res
only pcalUvTTure now knowTto the medical
i?, Catarrh, being a consUtutlonsI dS
ew, requires a constitutional treatment. Hairs
?Sre Uken Internally, acting dlrectl J
upon the blood and mucous surfaces of th
tern, thereby destroylngthl foundaUoS o the dS"
ffi Rl n the patient strength by buitdlnir
KSlhenyLtutlon and listing Saturi lndotoi
SSSS-i Tne Proprietors feave so much it altb Tl5
oy druggists, 75 cents.
A Golden Wedding.
The fiftieth anniversary of the marriage
of Mr. and Mrs. Jared Holbrook was pleas
antly celebrated at their home on Monday,
April 20. A company of their elderly
friends gathered In tho afternoon and spent
a fow social hours. Ice cream and cake
were served, after which old times and in
teresting experiences of the half century
wero talked over. Then Psalm 103 was
read, after which a poem, originally pre
pared by Bev. I. N. Tarbox, D. D for an
other golden wedding but appropriate for
this hour, was presented by Ilev. Mr.
Grout, and prayer was offered by Rev. Mr.
Babbitt. Letters wcro read from Mrs,
Cora Barber, one of tho daughters now re
siding In Kentucky, and from one of the
grandsons, Italph lteed of Onconta, N. Y.
A small party stayed to tea. In the oven
lng other friends came In and tendered
their congratulations to tho worthy couple.
Jared Holbrook and Charlotte U. Chapin
were married In Newport, N." H., April 29,
1845. For two years they lived In his na
tive place, Townshcnd, this state. Then
they removed to Grafton, -vhero they lived
four years. After this they returned to
Townshend for another year. Thenco they
removed to West Brattleboro, whero they
havo lived ever since, 43 years. For 23
years they wcro In district No. 0 on the
farm now occupied by John Harris. Three
years their homo was in tho house at the
junction of Grcenleaf street and the ceme
tery road. Tho remainder of the time they
havo lived at their present home on the
Bonnyvalo road. Their four children are
all living, viz., Mrs. Cyrus Kced of Brat
tleboro, Frank S. Holbrook of Newell,
Iowa, Mrs. Barber of Elizabethtown, Ky.,
and Silas, who lives with his parents.
Thero aro nine grandchildren. The ar
rangements for the anniversary were made
by Mrs. Heed and Silas Holbrook and were
very successfully carried out. A sunny,
comfortable day, a goodly company of
neighbors and relatives and friends, and
many words of hearty good will made the
occasion one to be gratefully remembered.
Don't forget "The jailbird" at Perry's
The regular meeting of the Western en
gine company occurs to-morrow evening.
Bcv. Mr. Spaulding, formerly Baptist
pastor here, is the guest of Rev. A. A.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Barrett returned
Wednesday from Jamaica Plain, Mass.,
where they spent the winter.
Mr. and Mrs. Chester Coats of Chlrle
mont, Mass., have been spending a few
days with her sister, Mrs. Roscoe Fisher.
E. I. Perry has moved to Shelburne
Falls and his family will go in a few days.
Mr. Perry has secured steady employment
as carpenter. This is a further reduction
of our list of respected young people.
Miss Frank Stearns of Medina, N. Y.,
has been spending a week with Mrs. S. S.
Morse and other relatives. Miss Stearns
Is on the way to Nova Scotia, where sho Is
to become a teacher in an industrial school.
The cream gathering contract changed
hands May 1. H. J. Clark and Oscar
Covey gather from Brattleboro and Guil
ford and Chas. Stacy from Dummerston
and Chesterfield. Mr. Covey has bought a
A "hard times" social will be held at the
Congregational chapel on Tuesday, May 7,
beginning at 5 p. M. Women are expected
to dress In calico and men In their old
clothes. White linen, jewelry and other
signs of luxury will be fined. The fines
will be looked after sharply by a compe
tent committee. A good supper will be
served and aprons will be sold. Tho Invi
tation reads "Come, and bring your
Chester G. Warrlner, a former resident,
son of Mr; Samuel Warrlner of West Brat
tleboro, has just completed a commodious
residence with all improvements, heated
by hot water rSalatlon, on the Heights in
Arlington, New Jersey, eight miles from
New York city, from which tho higher
buildings of that city can be seen. He and
his wife will take possession of It May 3,
and It is expected that his parents will go
down In the fall to live with them.
One hundred years ago last month the
house which Frank Lyndes lives in was
built, the frame being put up by moon
light. In commemoration of the event a
largo progressive euchre party was held
last Friday evening. There were seven ta
bles. John Wood and Mrs. Clara Morse
won the royal, Herbert Jacobs and Mrs.
John Wood the progressive, Frank Knight
and Mrs. M. C. Goodenough the booby
prizes. After the game refreshments of
cako and coffee were served.
OHTJEOH AND SOCIETY.
The covenant meeting at the Baptist church
this evening will be held at 7 o'clock.
Tberegular meeting of the Rebekahs occurs
next Tuesday evening at Odd Fellows hall.
Sedgwick Woman's Relief corps holds Its
regular meeting next Thursday evening.
Rev. Geo. C. Xeedham of Northfleld. Mass.. will
occupy the pulpit at the Baptist church iexti
Elder George Shorey of Berwick, Maine, will
preachln the festeyvilie schoolhouse, Sunday, at
2:30 r. M. All are Invited.
Pt'f? Ald ocie'r of the Sons of Veterans
will hold its next regular meeting Monday
evening, May 0, at Grand Army bah. .
The -Christian Scientists will hold no service
next Sunday. Wednesday evening meeting will
be held at CO Prospect street at 7:30. K
The topic to be considered at the meeting of
the Baptist Christian Endeavor society Tuesdav
evening Is "The lessons of Gethsemane," Mart
Miss llohonga Carparsa, a native ot Africa, wil
address the Ruthlans at their meeting next Mon
da7J?Tet,lnK at Ule home f Miss Ltuan Newton
mJi?n0maVtreetV " ls the "Wlar monthly
meeting, and members are asked to come pre
pared to sew, 1
i A'tniPnlversallst church next Sunday morn
llK Mri Ll8Xwe" w!".?reak on the thiraejSu?,
the relltrlom specialist;" Sunday school 11-45-Yogn
People'sChrlstlkn union, 7 AU are
cordially Invited to these services. At 2:30 p.
Mr. Maxwell will speak at Vemon.
rt"T'f?!!! 'S.8 Michael's church onthe 3rd Sun
day after Easter (May 5): 0:30 a. v Sundav
school; 10:30 a. morning praer, oly c5f.
munlon and sermon: 7:30 p. evening ' Drover
Sendee will be held In Christ's church. GuUford'
at 2:30 v u. The bishop will celebrate the hoh'
communion on Saturday at 7 aTm. r
A. social will be held in the parlors ot the Ban
1st church next Wednesday eVenlng In charge gf
soSletT'AnSlf? 0t th0 Chtan Endeavor
socieij . An attractive program has been mo.
ed. Including violin solos by Mix JFlrgJu omlMlS
Grace Eels; reading by Misses ComnJJt? SlH?
ueorge Chllds and readings and sonek hv
younger folk. Ice cream and cake iriUbe sfrvid
a small admission fee covering all served,
ESTEY VIIiTjE ETCHING 8
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his horse among ua Twlthout felr7' artTeg
Hood's Pllla our. IIvas ill. Lim .
fr.fi!?.'..headache- A IMt laxative. All
All Al a - -
"tJrue.r caused by a bllioua tt f
LrPulsT NoCpX M1" Cartert Little
tending their uVe.Pr& OT dImfort ot.
U no question as Swe wuny!mp' there