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THE VERMONT PHQSNIX, BRATTLEBORO, FRIDAY, JANUARY 22, 1897.
A NAVAL YARN
Of "An Ornlllinlogli nl Imiiaasllillll)-."
Not nil naval eflicers can boast, like Cap
tain Corcoran, It. N., that they are never,
never sick at sen. Every now and then
one is met who, no matter how long ho may
remain in the navy, can never set sail
without suffering from that iliseaso. Such
a man wos Captain Hardy Lee, U. S. N.
So long as he was a watch ofllcer, with
definite and regular duties to perform, he
compelled himself to go through his daily
routine, no matter how bodly he might
feel, and in the course of a week or so af
ter starting on a voyage he would usually
Bucceed in conquering his weakness. Hut
when he reached command rank, where his
functions were purely supervisory and he
lacked the incentive of emulation, ho spent
most of his time at sea in his bunk, bewail
ing tho hard fate that had made a sailor of
him, and laying plans to securo a double
allowance of shore duty at the end of his
cruise. He rarely' appeared on deck save
in dead calms, or in severe stress of weath
er, when he dragged himself forth, look
ing liko a seasick ghost, and astonished
those of the crew who had never seen him
in a liko emergency with the able seaman
ship which he displayed.
He commanded tho old sloop-of war Tam
pa on a cruise which she made to the South
Pacific about twenty years ago. He had
orders to stop at Apia to pick up a party of
scientists who had been making some in
vestigations in Samoa for the Smithsonian
Institution and to convey them to Panama,
so that they could take the Pacific mail
steamer at Aspinwall for New York.
After passing through the Strait of Ma
gellan the Tampa bowled along at a lively
gait that kept the captain closely confined
to his cabin. A number of alba'ross fol
lowed the ship for several days, as is their
custom, for the sake of what the cooks
Tho junior officers were a specially live
ly crowd, and their ringleader was Ensign
JIayne Brace, more generally known by
his nickname of "Splicer." Time hung
heavily on their hands in the fine weather
the Tampa was meeting, and the man who
could devise some new thing to do was
hailed as a benefactor. One day, as Splicer
was superintending some painting that the
executive officer had ordered done about
tho poop-dtck; he found himself paying
more attention to the great tireless birds
that followed in the vessel's wake, and
wonderine how it would be possible to im
prove by art their natural scheme of deco
ration. Suddenly he was seized with an
inspiration, and sent an apprentice boy be
low for a stout fish-line and a piece of pork.
Tying the line about tho pork, he threw it
overboard. Almost instantly one of the
albatross pounced upon it and swallowed it,
whereupon Splicer, with the assistance of
some of his brother officers who had gath
ered to see the fun, haled the bird aboard.
Directing the others to hold the flapping
wings and the wriggling head, he took a
brush from the painter and drew a large
pair of spectacles on the albatross; then
cutting the fish-line off close to the bird's
mouth, he let it go. The albatross flound
ered clumsily about in the air for a few
seconds, as if dazed, and then solmenly
took up its flight again in the wake of the
Tampa. The bird's ridiculous appearance
was greeted with shouts of laughter by
Splicer's associates, who insisted that the
entire flock should be similarly decorated,
and in the course of the afternoon the task
was accomplished, though with some diffi
culty, as the birds grew more wary with
each new capture.
For two days the grotesque birds wore a
source of intense amusement to officers
and crew. Then the novelty began to
wear off, and by the end of the week the
bespectacled creatureshad ceased to attract
Then the Tampa ran into a dead calm.
The sails flapped idly against the masts.
The sea was like glass. The captain emerg
ed from the cabin, looking a little peaked,
but the incarnation of official dignity.
The vessel proceeded under her auxiliary
steam-power, and the albatross still kept
up their unceasing pursuit. Suddenly the
captain observed them for the first time.
He looked at them earnestly for a few mo
ments, rubbed his eyes and looked at them
again; then turning to the quartermaster,
he asked for the glass and scanned them
closely for several midutes.
"Mr. Brace," he asked at last of that of
ficer, who happened to be standing near,
"have you noticed anything peculiar about
those birds I"
"Why, no,sir," said Splicer; "they seem
to act very much as albatross usually do,"
"No, but their markings," explained the
captain. "I never saw albatross so curi
ously marked in my life and I have made
many voyages," ho added, with a groan.
k'0h, you refer to those rather odd
streaks about the eyes!" exclaimed Splicer.
"Yes, sir, mv attention has been called to
"Attention has been called to them!"
shouted the captain. "You don't mean to
say that you had to wait for somebody to
show them to you? It's the most remarka
ble whimsicality of nature I ever witness
ed. It's inexplicable, sir. If I ha 1 seen
one bird so marked I should have set it
down as a hisus natural, but a half a doz
enl Gad, sir, it's astounding astounding,
I tell you I"
"Yes, sir, I believe the species is very
rare," said Splicer, who could not resist
the impulse to carry the joke to the bitter
end. "Of course," he continued, calling a
vivid imagination into play, "we studied
all about them at the academy, and 1 learn
ed then that they were seldom met with
nowadays. It is said that on account of
the superstitious feelings of the sailors it
has been impossible to secure a specimen
for any of our museums, Viomedea spec
taculata, I believe the species is called, or
spectacled albatross, from a fancied resem
blance of their markings to a pair of eye
glasses." "Fancied resemblance!" roared the cap
tain. "Egad, sir, the land-lubber who wrote
that text-book never saw the bird, then.
"Why, damme, I had to take the glass to
persuade myself they weren't adjustable!
I tell you, the ignorance of these closet nat
uralists is disgusting, Very different, in
deed, from the methods of my friend,
Prof. Hunter, whom you'll meet at Apia.
He goes all over the world himself, and de
scribes what he sees. Gad, sir, I'll secure
one of these very birds and present it to
him, and he can put it in his book and get
it rightl Fancied resemblance, indeed)
"Why, it's exact, even to the piece that goes
over the nose!,'
When Splicer perceived the direction in
which bis jest had steered bis commanding
officer, he began to fear that it might act
as a boomerang on himself. If the captain
should get near enough to one of the alba
tross to perceive that he had been hoaxed,
it woald go hard with the junior watch
officer of the Tampa.
"I am afraid it would be impossible to
shoot one of those birds , sir," he inter
posed, "wi'hout running great danger of
killing it. Ana ot course you wouia not
want to do that. The moral effect on the
men would be bad I might say disas
trous." "Who said anvthimr about shooting!" que
ried the captain, "Where have you made
vour previous voyages, Mr, Brace on the
Erie canal? Do you suppose I am going to
use one f Uncle Sam's finest sloops of war
to retrieve sea-birds with? Mot at al, 1
propose to capture that bird alive, and
. without losintr one moment's time, Quar
, . 'remaster,
N r" a! a- water
'remaster, get me a stout iisn-une aim a
j of pork, JNow, jur, urace, i n snow
Something you never learned in any
u-water natural history at the acado-
" mid t.lin contain hepau to instruct the
WOMAN'S LONG HOURS.
GHE TOILS AFTER MAN'S DAY'S
WORK IS DONE.
What Blie IIa to Contend With Work
That Sooner nr Litter Ilrcnltn Down llel
The grcutmajorityof women "work
to llvo" and "live to work," nnd n
tho handa of tho clock approach tho
f hour of six, those cm
iiy, ployed In stores, offices,
XHH13 aim lilCLUl li'M, mm
cloBlug1 time with
t r. Tin
performed, and many personal mat
ters to be attended to. They have
monding to do, and dresses or bonnets
to make, and long into tho night they
toil, for they must look neat, and they
havo no time during the day to attend
to personal matters.
Women, therefore, notwithstanding
their delicate. orgunlsni, work longer
and more closely than men.
They do not promptly heed such
signs as headache, backache, blues,
pains in the groins, bearing-down, "all
gone" feeling, nervousness, loss of
sleep and appetite, whites, Irregular
or painful monthly periods, cold and
swollen feet, etc., all symptoms of
womb trouble, which, if not quickly
checked, will launch them in a sea of
There is but one absolute remedy
for all those ills. Any woman who has
to earn her own living will find it
profitable to keep her system fortified
with this tried and true woman's friend.
Lydla E. Pinkhnm's Vegetable Com
pound speedily removes tho cause and
effects a lasting cure.
We are glad to produce such letters
as tho following from Miss M. G. Mc
Nameu, 114 Catherine St., Utica, N.Y.:
"For mouths I hnd been nlUicted
with that tired feeling, no ambition,
no appetite, and a heavy bearing-down
feeling of the uterus. I began to use
Lydla E. Piukham's Vegetable Com
pound. Soon those bad feelings passed
away ; I began to have more ambition,
my appetite improved and I gained
rapidly in every way, and now I am
entirely well. I advise all my friends
to use the Compound, it U woman's
ensign in the art of fishing for albatross.
The quartermaster, however, who was a
great admirer of Brace's, proved a very
clumsy demonstrator. Two or three times
the pork was so loosely tied on that the
birds pulled it ofl and llew away with it.
Captain Lee was disgusted. He took the
next piece of pork and fastened it with bis
Splicer observed with joy that the cap
tain noticeably turned pale as he fingered
the slimy, flabby flesh. But the ensign be
gun to tremble in his shoes when he saw
one of the birds swallow the bait and be
gin to come aboard with the lino. As he
looked around nervously, as if to seek
some place whither to escape, he noticed a
dark blue streak approaching on the water.
It was his only hope. The albatross was
"It looks as if we might have squally
weather, sir," said Splicer.
The captain quickly turned and gave the
necessary orders for discontinuing the use
of steam aud proceeding under sail, in ac
cordance with the naval policy of those
days, and then, telling Brace to have the
albatross properly secured and cared for,
he beat a hasty retreat to his cabin.
Mr. Brace heaved a sigh of relief at his
temporary reprieve; but he trembled to
think hat would happen when the Dio
medea spectacuiata was brought face to
face with Professor Hunter of the Smith
sonian Institution. Oddly, too, he did not
seem to get as much sympathy as he though
he deserved from his messmates. Perhaps
they counted too much on his previous suc
cess in getting out of scrapes.
When the Tampa at last cast anchor in
Apia Bay the captain reappeared, in a spot
less uniform of white duck, and with as
indifferent an air as if he had just stepped
below to change his attire.
"Mr. Brace," he said, when that officer
appeared in answer to his summons, "I
hope you have followed out my instruc
tions in regard to that remarkable alba
tross." "Yes, sir," replied the ensign.
"I am now going on shore to meet Pro
fessor Hunter and his learned associates,
but before going 1 should like to examine
the bird more closely than I have had an
opportunity to do hitherto. . . . Well,
sir, do you hear me? Why do you hesi
tatei" "I regret I I fear that it will be im
"Impossible) Do I hear you aright.
Take care, Mr. Brace! Do you dare to tell
me that anything is impossible to me aboard
this ship? I trust, for your sake, that you
can explaiu your language satisfactorily,
"Why, the fact is, sir," replied Splicor,
"that the albatross is not on board."
"Not on board, Mr. Brace? This is a
very serious matter, sir. I placed the bird
in your charge, and I shall hold you re
sponsible tor it. through whose negli
gence did it escape ("
"Through nobody's, sir; by my orders."
".uy your orders, Mr. uracel Egaa, sir,
that is very like disobedience of my orders,
sir! And, damme, that would be a court
"Yes, sir,' replied the junior watch offi
cer; "I realized that when I took the re
sponsibility in your eh absence, sir.
The fact is that the bird, despite the most
solicitous care, became ill, very ill, sir; so
ill that tne men lelt sure that it would die.
I feared that it would myself, sir; and
knowing the bad name that would attach
to the ship in that event, in view of the su
perstitious feelings of the crew, when I
judged that its recovery was impossible 1
ordered its release, sir."
"Egad, sir, you have taken a dangerous
libertyl" The captain's face was purple
with suppressed rage. "You say the bird
was ill what was the matter with it?
Where waslthe surgeon! What disease
could any bird get on board this ship that
would justify you in throwing it over-
"It was seasick, sir!" II, Q. Paine in
Even catarrh, the dread breeder of conump
tlon, succumbs to the healing Inlluences ot Thorn
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THE VERMONT NEWS.
In Jewelry nml Oilier l.ooila from Hie
line ItrotheiV More nt llrmlfiml.
The jewelry and clothing store of Doo
Brothers was entered at Bradford Monday
morning. The buiglars took a lot of cutlery,
silverware, gold pens and clothing valued at
$200. They gained entrance by breaking
a light of glass In the store door. A hat
left behind was recognized as belonging to
Henry P. Burke, who on Sunday was seen
about the building, and that evening had
made an inquiry about the hours of the
telephone office, which Is over the store.
Burke and his accomplice, who gives tho
name of Carroll P. Glass of Sanford, Me.,
were arrested at Lyme, N. II., and brought
to Bradfo-d Monday afternoon. They
were arraigned before Justice L. V. Hale
and placed under bonds of $1000 each for
their appearance at the June term of the
county court. In default of ball they
were committed to jail. Most of the stolen
property was recovered.
A SiiKnr Makers' Iliircnit.
At the animal meeting of the Vermont
Maple Sugar Makers' association at llut
land last week, Victor 1. Spear of Bralntree
spoke of the project of establishing a
bureau. Ills Idea Is that all sugar makers
must come tinder the operation of the
same law. To establish a central station
or bureau would enable Vermont to obtain
a more uniform grade of sugar and syrup
than she has at present. The advantage
of a bureau would lie In the fact that we
would put the sale of the product In the
bauds of men who would attend to it In a
Following out Mr. Spear's suggestion a
committee was appointed to investigate
the advantages of such a bureau, and re
port lu regard to the bounty due the sugar
makers. To President-elect McKlnley
and his wife were sent a hex of the best
maple sugar and syrup, frosted cake with
maple flavor and a number of sample
packages of candy.
Held In S.TOOO llnll.
Solomon Mlllington of Shaftsbury was
held at Bennington Tuesday in the sum of
5000 for his appearance before the grand
jury on the charge of manslaughter. The
state presented nine witnesses, Including
the three physicians who conducted the
post-mortem examination. They agreed
that death was caused by the wound in
flicted. The other witnesses knew noth
ing of tho affair only as they were told by
John or Solomon after the shooting. All
testified that John said between the time
of the shooting aud death, that he assault
ed Solomon first. Solomon took caie of
John most of the time from Sunday night
until Wednesday evening, when he was ar
rested. Solomon will furnish ball.
IVevvport'a .flualc Featlval.
The 37th annual festival of the Orleans
County Musical association will be held In
Lane's opera house February 1, 2, 1), -I and
5, with the following list of artists: Con
ductor, Prof. Henri C. Blaisdell of Concord,
N. II. ; pianist, Mrs. Martha Dana Shep
hard of Boston; soloists, Mrs. Hose Jen
kins Maynary of New York, ltoss II. May
nard of New York, Dr. Carl E. Dufft of
New York, Miss Clara Merrill of Itichford,
and Mrs. F. E. Brown of Boston; reciter,
Mrs. Lucia Mead Priest of Boston, and 11
members of Blaisdell's orchestra.
The annual convocation of the Vermont
Spiritualist association will be held at
Montpeller Jan. 22, 23 and 24. Bradley
C. Newell, the magnetic healer of Whiting
ham, will be present.
Miss Mamie Whltemarsh of Northfield
died in Boston Sunday as the result of an
accident at Jericho Centre last summer,
when she was thrown from her bicycle
while coasting down a steep hill. She
went to Boston with the expectation that
her life would be prolonged by an opera
tion, but died before it could be performed.
The St. Johnshury Shoe company was
organized Monday at an enthusiastic meet
ing of 200 stockholders. A board of seven
directors was elected. The capital stock
is $30,000. A. F. Stocker will begin the
removal of his machinery from Lynn to
St. Johnshury as soon as a building is ob
tained for a factory. Mr. Stocker will be
the manager of the company.
A meeting of the con missioners to the
Tf nnessee exposition will be held at Mont
peller Jan. 20. Steps will be taken to se
cure a representation of Vermont's indus
tries at the exposition. The Sugar Mak
ers' association has already appropriated
$200 to have their product shown and It is
likely that the Jersey club of Vermont
will take like action. The commissioners
will be glad to have all who represent in
dustries attend this meeting.
Mrs. T. H. MacAvoy of Winooski
bought a ton of coal at the Burlington
woolen mill ollice recently and tendered a
$50 bill to be changed and the price of the
coal retained, she was Handed $44. borne
time afterward the cashier noticed that the
bill looked peculiar and upon minute ex
amination it was found to he counterfeit.
Mrs. MacAvoy returned the $44 and paid
for the coal, refusing to divulge where she
acquired the counterfeit money. Tho case
will bo Investigated.
James Heath of Northfield, employed by
the West Berlin Granite company, was
terribly Injured In the company's yards
Friday. His clothing vas caught by a
swiftly moving belt which drew him up to
a shaft, around which he was whirled sev
eral times, each time striking against a
projecting beam. Several minutes elapsed
before the shaft could be stopped. One
leg was broken and hung only by a few
muscles and he was otherwise seriously
Injured. The leg was amputated below
Itev. Dr. John Hopkins Worcester, 85,
died at Burlington Friday. Itev. Dr.
Worcester came of distinguished ancestry,
being a lineal descendant of Itev. William
Worcester, who camo from England to be
come pastor of the first church In Salis
bury, Mass., In 10-10, and' a cousin of Dr.
J. E. Worcester, the famous lexicographer,
lie was born lu Peachain (Vt.) In 1812
and at the age of 21 graduated from Dart
mouth college. He studied for the minis
try and, in 1830, was installed pastor of
the church at St. Johnshury, where he
preached seven years, going to Burlington
In 1847. The University of Vermont con
ferred upon him the degree of doctor of
divinity In 1800.
A press despatch from Concord, N. H.,
says: "It is generally understood that a
strong effort will be made by Senator Red
field Proctor and other Vermont Republi
cans to induce President McKlnley to give
the position of pension agent for this dis
trict to a man from that state instead of
New Hampshire, and also to remove the
location of the office from Concord to
some place in Vermont. They use the
arguments that New Hampshire ought to
be satisfied with the Boston naval of
fice, and that Vermont is entitled to
the pension agency as the next best
place at the disposal of tho adminis
tration for the residents of the two states."
This report may have arisen from the can
didacy of the late Dr. B. F. Ketchum of
Brattleboro for the position. Dr. Ketch
um had very strong support, and many
Republicans regarded him as sure of tho
Vcniiotiters in Uoston.
Tlielr Alumni llniiquet n Aolnlilr A f
rulr.eii. Hoivnril'a IVlUltnlia Ait
Vcrmonters by birth In Boiton were
told Tuesday night how Industrious, how
handsome, how stalwart, how dlgutficd
aud distinguished appearing they were at
the 11th annual reception and banquet of
tho Vermont association at the Hotel Veil
dome. Among the peoplo present wcro
Gov. and Mrs. Wolcott, Gen. and Mrs. O.
O. Howard, Gen. W. W. Henry, president
of the Society of the Potomac, and Mrs,
Henry, Itev. and Mrs. Cyrus Hamlin, Geo.
A. Martin, Charles A. Prouty, Interstate
commerce commissioner, and Mrs. Prouty,
President O. I). Adams and ex-President
F. E. Ladd of the Springfield association,
with their wives; President Lewis II.
Meadcr of the Providence association, Miss
Helen Wlnslow, President and Mrs. Olln
Crocker Stevens and Mrs. William A. Bar
ton of the Daughters of Vermont, O. II.
Stevens, Mr. Barton and Mrs. C. Chandler.
Before dinner was served these officers
were elected: President, Alden Speare;
vice presidents, William E. Fuller, E. J.
Sherman; chaplain, Rev. Dr. Ezra H. By
lugton; secretary and treasurer, Elmer E.
Rllver; executive committee, Eugene N.
Foss, George W. Brown, Dr. John B.
Braincrd, James M. Gleason, Charles A.
Miner, Chester W. Clark, Hasley J. Board
man, Henry A. Hazen and George B,
President Alden Speare next introduced
Gen. O. O. Howard. Ho asserted that the
only danger to Vermont lay In the possi
bility of her being depopulated by the tak
ing of her sons for high political office in
other states and the carrying oil of her
daughters for wives of prosperous Boston
men. Other speakers were Gen. W. W.
Henry, George O. Martin, Mrs. C. Chand
ler of Cambridge, Miss Helen Wlnslow
and Charles A. Prouty. Letters were read
from Gov. Grout of Vermont, Congress
man Grout, Senators Proctor and Vilas,
Edward J. Phelps and Col. Bancroft and
The Typhoid Fever Epidemic nt St.
Health Office Aldrlch, of St. Johns
bury, in a letter on the cause of typhoid
fever at that place says: "In the year end
ing December 1, 1SU0, there occurred in
the town of St. Johnshury 42 cases of ty
phoid fever. Of these, two occurred at St.
Johnshury Centre, and as both cases were
near the river bank, they are important as
a possible source of Infection of the river
water. There were four other cases In
which the disease was contracted else
where that is, these persons were taken
sick soon after coming to St. Johnshury,
so it could not have been contracted here.
This leaves 3(1 cases originating in the vil
lage, and of these 34 used the river water.
Since December 1, 1800, there have been
reported to me 30 cases of typhoid fever,
and 37 of these used river water. One con
tracted the disease elsewhere and one is a
case of direct contagion, the patient being
taken with the disease while nursing an
other case." The remainder of the letter
Is an argument against the river water, and
its utter condemnation for drinking pur
poses. In conclusion the doctor warns
everybody to boil the water before drinking
it. Dr. Hamilton of the state board of
health has also been at St. Johnshury, and
after examining the conditions unhesitat
ingly condemned the river water and warn
ed against drinking it unless boiled.
lttltlanil ttnlramnn Dlsappearea, Leaving
Willis A. Carpenter, for about 10 years
the traveling salesman of James Everson
& Co. of Rutland, has disappeared, and it
Is understood that he is now in Canada.
Carpenter left an unsettled account with
the Everson company of about $000 and
some unpaid bills. He was in Rutland
about Thanksgiving time, and told his
wife that he was starting on a business
trip. Mrs. Carpenter is now staying with
her father, C. C. Holden, at Shrewsbury,
and her child is with her. Mr. Holden's
son, who married a daughter of Senator
Redfield Proctor, Is in the employ of the
Vermont Marble company and is stationed
at Boston. It has been reported in Rut
land that a Miss Harrington, a real estate
dealer at Melrose, Mass., had disappeared
and that she probably went with Carpen
ter. No Miss Harrington is known at
Melrose, however. Carpenter was seen in
Troy, N. Y., last week.
There were OS failures in Vermont in
1800, against 35 lu 1S05. The liabilities
were, respectively, $373,711 and $145,300.
The ratio of failures to tho firms engaged
in business was less than one per cent,
which was a much better record than many
Native Cuban Sentiment.
It la the ollcy of llie Inaitrgellta to
Itleeil .Simla to llentll.
Senator-elect Money of Mississippi, who
recently visited Cuba, says: The first great
force in favor of the Cubans is the senti
ment of the islanders. The Spanish party,
tho tories of Cuba, are at best but few. It
Is no exaggeration to say that fully 05 per
cent of native Cuban sentiment is on the
side of Gomez, and in feeling, If not In
person, fights for the revolution. The
great wants of the insurgents are horses,
ammunition and arms. It Is not money;
they can get that from a hundred sources.
But they are unable to arm themselves. It
Is this lack of arms which makes the Insur
gent force now actively In the field nrf more
than 40,000. Two hundred thousand all
over the Island would join the Cuban
cause if they could lay their hands on guns,
and horses, or other furniture of war.
Public sentiment in Cuba gets much of
Its Inspiration from the harsh cruelty of
Spanish measures. The Spaniards take
no prisoners, but kill the insurrectionists
as soon as captured; they slaughter the
sick In hospital cots, strike down the
nurses by their side; "Paciflcos" for slight
or no cause are dragged from their homes
to be butchered ; others are deported to he
lost for life in horrible Spanish penal colo
nies on the coast of Africa. It Is these
things which set the Cuban temper on
edge and make even the women resolve
to perish or free their homes from Spanish
There have been two or three stories
afloat which told of starvation and lack of
food among the Insurgent)). This is non
sense. They will never starve; a bread
less condition is Impossible In agricultural
Cuba. The insurgents are playing a wait
ing game. They Intend that Spain shall
exhaust herself. They know that the war
costs Spain $10,000, 000a month; they con
fine themselves, therefor, to keeping out
of Spanish reach, with tho purpose of giv
ing her time to bleed to death while they
It Is a frequent sad occurrence to see peo
ple march through the streets of Havana
to the steamer to be sent for life to the
Cbaffarlne Islands, off (he north coast of
Africa, or to Ceuta or to, Fernando Po, off
tho west coast of Africa. The horrors of
this deportation are Inconceivable In Amer
Cubans will not now ftccept pacification
without Independence; jbor is it a correct
understanding of the popple there to sup
pose that it would be virtually a negro re
public If Independence should be secured.
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NAME OF DISTRICT
New YorH City, llroohlyu, Lawf
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1BS7 r.ltern, mTd by leo. N.llerca Co.. ol
lato, Uoton and New York. Fitted with Hartford
Tlrpa, FirBtOlaa Nlckla Lamp. New Departure
Ball, Standard Cyclometer, and Hunt Lac Saddle.
The New linxlnnd Klnlra.
Iir AtvauAu .'!
A Million Dollars Lost
Savs the Herald in a despatch from Claremont, N. H., Nov.
19. So much for unconsidered investment. How those sav
ings were accumulated by the toil and self denial of country
people. And still it is said that one company is as good as
theother; fo getting that the changes of tine and adversity
can only be combated by enormous resources.
Million Dollars Won
In round numbets this is the amount in one year paid the reg
tilar Life Insurance Companies by citizens of Vermont, accord
ing to the annual tcport of our insurance commissioners. In
the lat trying period of panic, no Life coinpanv has failed,
while the volume of their business is equal in assets to that of
all bmks. The Equitable Life has been storm tried and time
tested. Oiganizcd ii. 1S59, the surplus hel) for policyholders
is now over $40,0' 0,000. Conducted on the mutual plan the
smulltst policy holder participate The Vermont State
Agency at Burlingt m has been in my charge for 26 years.
Payments ftom nn office to po'icy holders amounted to more
than $1000 a day for the last year. More than 7000 names
are on the books. Here is the strongest institution in the
world. Our policy contracts are so drawn that tl.e money in-vei-ted
can be realized upon in the lifetime of the assured,
often returning good interest as well. For particulars of the
new cop) righted policies address,
W. H, S. WHITCOMB, Gen. Agt.
Ktniitniilc Huililliij:, 100 Church St., ISiirllngton. Vt.
OEO M MOORE, Tmn, Vt ,az-n' lor Win isir countv. WE i SHELLEY,
Hi-IIumk F1K Vt . afrits for Win lham county, J II MERlUFIEt,D, agent,
BRECK'S POULTRY AND SWINE
men lu thv VuitviX .state l.mniKti for SO la'iis
ior rmmry uaiM-ri. un euutnn, m Wh'o
J,'.!MI,t-' Cr - .IWhh ltnrl-
AVegc fable Preparation for As
similating the Food andRcgufa
ting the Stonuichs arulBowcls of
ncss nndRcst.Contains neither
Apcrfectnemcdy for Constipa
tion, Sour Stomach.Diarrhoea,
Worms .Convulsions .Feverish
aess and Loss OF SLEEP.
facsimile Signature ot
WmmTtWM nl'liIiiVjFj HlaaW
EXACT COPY1 OF WRAPPED.
"XBases ,,, A
1 1 SHE
Have You a Cold?
25 Cents Will Cure I.ofW,TaW
colds, broi.e hit ftuiiii all .iiiBu;f ' A ' ,I.AU AW,)
v-..kH, u.riuiwti bun
We also have beside our regular line of Groceries,
Oonfeotionery, Tobaooo, etc,
A Nice Assortment of Pipes at Reduced Prices
BOND'S, No. 7 Main Street.
am mm W
nun fllVFN FK be
S EACH MONTH
pnio8lllb0arrteda.fo low"., fc endln tha
t . Every month dnrinf 17'
rdedaa followa 1 . .., Ih
.The 1 Competitor from
THO TOP PORTIOH
rlct'jn whlot ib. . ah. re.ld.a
l-'ftg-fa."! I 'j', Cmeillor.l.o.enrt in in
..,..! Number ( coupon, from th , d.
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lillCIl ill." ;.T.i .llllia DUl I
put Into the neat.
famlliea, are da-
each c!!!10"1! endearor to award tha
fl. Lever Hrothera, Ltd., w 11 ffflf,"" nd judgment,
LEVER nitOS., Ltd.. New York.
tkum ti L"pilbTlhe
MB-iflll .t.t..w Ull,l l'llltt-V
one intuitu up ivert-u ayw here t r$l I'iuts
niai.cii tree rieuse me.ittun tin wiul. cation
A Vnn iJnctnn thiic Mumfjcturer? of
IS ON THE
Oattorla ! Tint nn In
not MH la bulk. Don't allow anyono to ioU
yon anytUiff elso on tho plea or promlto that It
" t m good" and "will answer every pYr.
pw." - Bee that yon get 0.A-8-T.0-E.I.A.
'ZTTtv nv VJJIISIOWT, Marlboro. SB.
TATlVy tlie lVobaU- Court for Bald D atrict
-r .11 irJoiii Interi-rtFi! n the estate of JO
B.Vn! Muriate of Ward.boro fn , ,
"ffirS'lSSnotlllpd thai thW court will ue
1 ! Allowance nt the account of Henry
3dV tt, toeSitor S th lt will of mid d
anil decree distribution thereof to the Her
ceasi "n" ," " .. .HH,0n thereof to lie held at
?h"Vr" a te loftce Tn lboro on the 3 ah day
of January, A O. 1MI7. uhen aud where you may
?i Wn'the TMT.
71 nH.rr, 4
Uy the Probate Court for Sn d W'trlct
To all p-r-onR IntreKted in the e.late of ALON
ZO H llAZbl.TON, late of Sew fane. In ald dlv
'To'uarlbynotinedthat thl, court .lllfcd?
clde upon the allowance of the account of J It.
Merrlflel . Adinuilatrator uion the ! estate of Alon
z , II Ilazeltoi.. late of Sewfane, In wild d Uriel,
deceaied. and decree distribution thereof to the
wrlona entitled thereto, at the se-slon thereof o
Le held at the Probate Oftlce In Ilraltleboro. n
ml d ' t lei on tn- 30th day of January, A I.,
1W "vheii and where you may be heard In the
premtoea, If J ow
TVTI5 111' VJ'.KM.'T, Westminster, SB.
' Ily the Probate Court for Bald District
To all nersoni Interested In the e-tate. of tTTA.
O KIMBALL, late of Putney, In said district, de
You are hereby notified that this court will de
cide uKn the allowance of the account of t,. W .
Kimball. Executor upon said estate, and decree
distribution thereof to the perjons entll ed. at
the session tnereoi 10 ue iieiu 01 vu w.
flce In Uellows Falls, on the Cth day of February.
A I). lH3r, when and where you may be heard la
the premise, If gFhV0KB.t,tor.
c 1TATK OF VKIIMOXT, Marlboro. S3.
S Court of I nsol vency.
fn mailer of JOHN" E. TQWSSEND. an In
solvent debtor. j
Notice is hereby (riven that John E. Townsend
of riummerston. In cald district, on the 3th day
of January, A. D . I-97. filed his petition In Insol
vency In this court, and that a meetlne of his
creditois will be held at the Probate Office In
Il.attleboro. In said district, on the SOth day of
January. ll", at lu o'clock In the forenoon, for
the purpose of proving claims against, and for
the purpose of choosing one or nwte assignees of
said estate and that the payment of any debts
ano the delivery of any property belonging to
said estate, to him. or for his ue. and the trans
fer of any property to him ire forbidden by law
3 1V A F. jjCIIWEKK. Register.
riTATE OK VKHMorVT. Marlboro, SB.
O Uy the Probate Court for Said District.
To all persons interesed In the estateof LINDA
D. SMITH, late of Urattleboro In said district,
You ar berebv notified that this court will de
cide upon the allowance of the account of Charles
V Smith. Administrator upon the estateof Linda
D. Smith, late or Urattleboro, In said district, de-c-a-ed,
and decree distribution th Teof to the
persons entitled thereto, nt the session theieof
to be held at the Probate Office in Brattleboro,
In said district, on the last Saturdav of January,
A. D. M7, when and where j ou may be heard in
the preiuL-ea, If you see cause. 3
A. F SCHWESK, Register.
tT.tTi: OK VEHJIO.-VT, .Marlboro, SS.
O By the Probate Court for Said District.
To all persons Interested in theettate of NAN
CY NEWTON, late of New fane, in 6ald district,
dece .Red, Greeting.
Whereas. F nnle W. Newton Executrix, has
presented to this court an instrument purporting
to be the last w 111 of said deceased, for probate.
You are hereby notified that this court will De
cide upou the probate of said Instrument at the
session thereof lo be held at the Probate office in
Brattleboro, in said district, on the 3uth day ot
January. A D liVT. when and where you may
appear and contest the same. If vou see cause.
3 A F. SCHWESK. Register.
QTATK OK Vi:ilJll)XT, Marlboro. S3.
Ij Coutt of Insolvency.
In matter of GEO. L CLARK, an Insolvent
Notice is berebv given that George L. Clark, of
Halifax In said ditrict. on tne 6lh day of Janu
ary, A D 1K27, filed his petition in insolvency fn
this court, an 1 that a meeting of his creditors
will be held at the Probate Office In Brattleboro.
In said district, on the llthdav of January. 1637.
at 10 o'cl-k In tbe forenoon, for the purpose of
proving claims against and for the purpose of
choosing one or more assignees of said estate and
that the payment of any debts and the delivery of
any proiwrty belonlng to sail estate, to htm. or
for his use. and the transfer of any property to
him are forbidden by law. 2
A. F SCHWENCK. Register.
QTATK OK VKKMOXT, Marlboro. SS.
O The Probate Court for Said I istrlct.
To all pertons Interested In the estate of MARY
J. WILDER, la eof Wardsboro, In said District,
Whereas, Henry N. Fitts, Administrator upon
the estate of Mary J. Wilder haa filed his petition
In this court setting forth that the sale of tbe
whole of the real estate will be beneficial to the
heirs and all persons lntereted therein, and pray
ing for license to sell tbe same, and at the same
time filed in this court what purports to be tbe
consent in writing of all the heirs residing In this
state to such sale. Whereupon It is ordered that
the same be heard at the session thereof to be
held at tbe Probate Office in Urattleboro, on the
last Saturdav of January. A. D. 1897. when and
w here you may be heard In tbe premises. If you
see cause. 3 A F. SCHWESK. Register.
ESTATE OF GEO. S. DOWLEY.
The undersigned having been appointed bv the
Honorable Probate Court for the dUtrlct of Marl
boro Commissioners to receive, examine and
adjust all claims and demands of all persons
against the estate of Geo S. Dowiey, late of
Brattlelwro. In said district, deceased, and all
claims exhibited in offtt thereto, hereby give
notice that we will meet for the purpose afore
said, at W 1111am S. Newton's office in said Brat
tleboro, on the last Saturday of February and the
lat Saturday of June, next, from 2 o"clock until
4 o clock r M . each of said days, and that six
months from the seventh day of January. A D
j,''' tlu" "me ""'fed by said court for said
creditors to present their claims to us for exam
ination ana allowance.
Dated at Brattleboro, this seventh day of Jan
uary, a. I) isrr. j
WILLIAMS. NEWTON, I , ,
G. C. AVERILL, Commissioners
ESTATE OF LIBBIEO. BROWS,
ni?.u. , Jf K.ned having been appointed br tbe
lm wS'Z""." ' '"V"B ot'J a-
..7;. -ii i . . ' lu irvei.e, examine ana aa
just all claims and demands of all people against
the estate of L bhie n it. i..rv
ft; In said district, deceased, and all claims ex-
ntn it IT tbe. Prlse aforesaid at the
HIou9,e.'!0,el on 251,1 d"' f January, and
15th daj of May. next, from 10 o'clock a u . until
oeoekr-M h 0, d That s,i
Slu K0mthe 11 of November". D.
creditor. rlme JV?it,ed,fys'l court for said
nn ?'n,i0Jnre8ent thelr cla'm8 t0 u for exami
nation and allowance.
Wuwiijbui, this fourth day of Jan-
H. G. PORTER, I , ,
W S.ALLEN, J Commissioners
To my patrons and the public
I wish you all a "Happy New War" and I
offer expressions of hope that 1897 will yield
to us all more business, more business, more
profit and more happiness than USB.
Is Next to Godliness"
So thought a prominent and well known citl-
hi k .,ntt'?lrra when ha wet to take a
bath abont 9 o'clock p. . Not haT-,D(! put ln
?.,'PPetmuCe at ""lo'Rbt hta better half
ZwI?, ,e. had .mtt wltb Mme n"lap re
paired to the bath room and there she found
about 11 inches of water smoking a oobb pipe
to break the Ice to get him out. "My dear."
?.MB? d'..,hatd0e"lllthl9 "Why,"
VZLVW about " ls ,0 M"
It t ,h T 8re) ,,hat 1 was PUtd by it.
It Is the only explanation I caa give.
If you Want Any Plumbing Work
Get GALVIN to Do It.
35 Main Street, . Brattleboro, Vt.
Gr0f?oDmTeW1rS!i.Iub ft"'8: 8,,la lves taken