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TJIE TERMOR T PHOENIX, BE ATT LEBOR O , FRIDAY, JANUARY 22, 1807.
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BELLOWS FALLS NEWS,
The Aliliunl Vlllnge Jltrtlllg.
Tlio annual villaiip wcetint; occurs next
Monday evening and little of Interest ap
pears In the warrant for it this year. The
old question regarding the increase of
water rates comes up again, and Is a meas
ure much needed. Some extending of
the sewer system Is recommended by the
bailiffs, as is also the annual vote for pay
ing the water department the sum of HOOO
for use of hydrants. The annual reports
of the village officers have been printed
and distributed this week. The total ex
pense of all departments has been $10,113,
which is about toOOO larger than lsOO.
T,lie principal Increase is in the expense of
paving the square last summer. The street
department expended $7040, water depart
ment ?21S1, tire department $1400, electric
lights $32-10, police 103S, health $119,
and a miscellaneous department expense
of $302. Chief Thompson reports 0" ar
rests during the year, and lfc3 tramps
lodged. There were 110 births and 52
deaths In the village during the year, the
death rate being 15 to the thousand. The
village has seven special police olllcets be
sides Chief Thompson. The indebtedness
of the village is $54,373.28.
Clarence Newman, a student in the High
school, is to enter Cushing academy.
Wallace White returned Tuesday from a
business trip to Franklin, X. II.
Mr. and Mrs. C. II. Gibson spent last
Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Pollard in
John Lawrence spent last Sunday with
his brother, Xelson W. Lawrence, at
Eugene S. Leonard has been appointed
assignee of the estate of Grocer A. II. llis
sell, who recently went into insolvency.
The Westminster club held open house
to their lady friends Tuesday evening, and
entertained them in a delightful manner
The Keene Y. M. C. A. basket ball team
gained an easy victory over the local Y. M.
C. A. team last Friday evening at Union
hall. Score, 47 to 4.
Miss Katie Condon, who has been in the
employ of Mrs. Edward Osgood as maid,
returned to her home in Langdon Tuesday
on account of ill health.
II. It. Thompson was in liutland Wed
nesday night In attandence upon the
western Vermont Masonic union's annual
party, which occurred at the city hall.
Dr. II. L. Waterman, C. II. Kobb and
his guest, Mr. Davis of Florence, Mass.,
and Charlie Labaree, spent Sunday at the
cottage of the latter at Lake Sunapee.
Osgood it Darker shipped an immense
vacuum pump, of their own manufacture,
to Kobe, Japan, Tuesday. Its weight was
about six tons, and it is to be used there In
a pulp mill.
The Farther Lights society of the Bap
tist church will give a social in the vestry
of the church this evening. These young
ladies are justly renowned for their de
The Amphion quartet of Boston, assist
ed by Mrs. Willoughby Wilder of this
place, have been engaged to give the an
nual commencement concert at Vermont
Academy next Juue.
At a recent meeting of the Y. M. C. A
auxiliary Mrs. A. K. Winnewisser was
elected chairman of the social committee,
in place of Miss Belle Stewart, who is in
capacitated by illness.
The mica business of the late Elbron S.
Bowers in Chicago has been sold. It will
be, in all probability, two years before the
entire estate can be settled, so that Mrs.
Bowers will be able to join her many warm
friends in the East.
About 11 :30 Sunday morning an alarm
was sounded, fire having started in a shed
belonging to the Itutland road in the rail
road yard, and used for the storage of oil.
The loss was about $25. The entire fire
department was called out.
Cleveland's minstrels played at the opera
house Wednesday evening. This enter
tainment was followed Thursday evening
by Hi Henry's minstrels. Both drew good
houses, considering the unusually large
run of minstrel shows this week.
Itev. Preston Barr has accepted a call
to the Episcopal church in Enostiurgh
Falls, this state, and will move there soon.
His family will be accompanied by Mrs.
Joseph Willson, Mrs. Barr's mother. Mrs.
Willson has been for some months in the
Only two of the regular members of the
Y. M. C. A. basket ball team went to
Brattleboro Tuesday. But the substitutes,
though somewhat young and inexperienced,
were strong men, and played hard. The
score stood: Fuller Battery 10, Bellows
A suit against the village corporation
has recently been brought by the widow
of John McLeod, who was killed about a
year at,o while at work for the corpora
tion. It is for $5000, and the writ is re
turnable at the next term of court in liut
Frank L. Fish of Vergennes has gone
this week to Washington as counsel for
the state in a supreme court case. Mr. Fish
studied law in the office of Judge L. M.
Bead, and is well known in Bellows Falls,
lie has now become one of the ablest law
yers in the state.
The women of Immanuel church parish
gave a birthday party In the parish house
last evening, which was largely attended
and swelled the treasury of the society to
a considerable degree. In the evening the
farce, "A chafing dish party," was render
ed in a highly entertaining manner,
Mrs. O. S. Davis, wife of Prof. O. S.
Davis, who was for some time principal of
our High school, has been for sometime
stud) Ing music in Europe. Her many
friends here will be interested to learn that
she Is now a very popular and successful
vocal teacher in Park square, Boston,
The many friends of Rev. D. L. Sanford
will be interested to learn of his new
honors.(?) A prominent state paper states
that he was in Rutland last week, "in at
tendance upon the annual meeting of the
Vermont Sugar Makers' association." We
had not before heard of this very sweet ac
complishment. The C. W. Osgood Sunday school class
of the Congregational church will celebrate
the 25th anniversary of his becoming Its
teacher by tendering him a reception at
the church parlors next Thursday evening.
The class now numbers 81 scholars, and
about 130 invitations have been extended
'for the occasion.
B, Cannon, jr., has nearly finished his
canvass of patrons of this post-office with
his petition for appointment as postmaster
when Mr. Dow's term expires two years
hence. He says he has not met a person
yet who has objected to signing it, and as
no other candidate Is likely to come Into
the field It looks as if he would have a walk
over. By the opening of Burt Place a number
of very valuable building lots are made
available just In the rear of the houses on
the west side of Atkinson street. This
land Is owned by Madam Williams, and
the lots are selling for very good prices.
They aro well located near the centre of
the village, and will probably have their
approach from Burt Place.
It hrs been decided to form a boys' de
'." ".jrtment In connection with the Y. M. C.
worn, uj lue payment, oi i, annual
ST A.0, all boys between the ages of 10 and 15
will be admitted to the gymnasium each
Saturday morning and one afternoon of
every week ; also, they will have the use of
a came and readlnz room fitted up In one
of the rear rooms, from 4 until 7:30 every
' afternoon, and all day Saturday. C. II.
! Sawyer will have charge of this depart
I Itev. Mr. Baldwin is still confined to the
1 .Mrs. Hen. Corv lias of late been verv
weak. It is difficult for her to take fowl
of any kind.
Mrs. Edward Lake has been called to
Rutland to attend the funeral of her sis
Miss Florence Pettenglll went early in
the week to Boston for musical study. She
expects to be absent some months.
Snow at last, with a good prospect of
sleighing. Hundreds of cords of wood will
be hurried to market, provided the snow
The lecture of Saturday evening at Ful
ler hall, given by Prof. Bristol, was largely
attended and highly appreciated. His
"Warrior without a sword" proved to be
the patriot and poet, Whltter.
It may be taken for granted that the
large company In attendance Tuesday
evening upon the supper at the Congrega
tional vestry were both gratified and satis
fied with the feast spread before them.
Z A fp'clal tale of good; for a week, commencing
Monday ,;jan 25, at Mrs.'Frost's. Please call and
examine goods and prices.
The ice harvest is being gathered and is
of good quality.
Mrs. Martha Bolster and Mrs. Shcrburn
Morrison are confined to the house by ill
ness. Mrs. Chappell, a sister of Frank Powers,
came last Friday for a short visit with her
The six inches of snow which fell Wed
nesday night was a welcome sight to farm
ers and lumbermen.
A hospital social will be held by the W.
C. T. U. at ihe home of X. II. Pierce next
Thursday evening. The program is in
charge of Mrs. Pierce and the proceeds are
to be given to the temperance hospital in
Chicago. Refreshments of cake and coffee
will be served. A general invitation is ex
Miss Susie Kellogg went to Boston last
II. F. Bond sold his season's collection
of raw furs this week to Lewis Wright of
the firm of Wright Brothers of Boston.
D.O . Wiley of Detroit, Mich., visited
his mother and sisters here over Sunday,
C. A. Peck was recently spoken of as
receiving what was feared at the time to be
serious injury from being thrown from his
team and striking his head on a stone.
Last week while cleaning a revolver, it
went off, injuring on? finger, so he is again
under the care of his physician, but will
probably come out all right.
Mrs. Charlotte Walker died suddenly of
heart disease Saturday evening at the resi
dence of her sou. She was the daughter
of Josiali and Betsey Fisk, the youngest of
a family of five children, and was born in
South Londonderry May 30, 1819. Her en
tire life was spent in Londonderry, until
about 10 years ago, after the death of her
husband, when she came to make her
home with her only son, Geo. H. Walker
of this place. In early life Mrs. Walker
united with the Baptist church of Soutli
Londonderry, retaining the membership
during her life. The funeral was held at
South Londonderry, a brief service being
held here Monday.
Joseph C. Willard, owner of the well
known Wlllard's hotel in Washington, D.
C, died at his home in that city Sunday,
aged about f0 years. Mr. Willard was a
native of Westminster, and with his two
brothel s went to Washington from Albany
many years ago and became owners of the
Willard hotel. Several years ago Joseph
became sole owner of the hotel property.
Although he was very wealthy and owned
much valuable real estate in Washington,
he had lived as a recluse for many years
and was little known, except by name, to
the present generatiou. One of his broth
ers became one of the wealthy residents of
Washington through dealings in real es
tate, and for several years has had a sum
mer home at Nantucket.
The I'lrrre Strain Mill.
The steam mill erected by Deacon F. L.
Pierce of Putney in this place during the
last summer and fall is now well under
way. It Is not a movable or temporary
structure, but one of a more permanent
character, intended to remain for several
years in the location where it is now placed.
All the timber suitable for chair stock in
the vicinity which can be bought will
doubtless be worked up In the mill before
it Is removed. It is located about a quar
ter of a mile up the stream, which crosses
the highway near C. C. Goodell's resi
dence, in the large wood lot bought from
the Hall estate. A road has been con
structed which leads up the stream, past
Mrs. Goodell's sugar house and the mill
buildings and houses, and comes into the
highway on the Athens road opposite
where the old Warner house stood.
The lower buildings are barns and sheds,
then the boarding house where most of the
employes have their meals and lodge;
next above is the mill, and then the dwell
ing house occupied by the Jacobs family.
The mill has its engine, saws, lathes, and
drying rooms, where the logs, as they come
from the woods, are worked up into ma
terial for chairs, dried, and drawn away
for shipment at Putney to the chair mak
ers in Massachusetts. Tho boiler first
put In was found to be too small to carry
all the works properly, and it was re
placed, not long ago, by a larger one that
had been used in the East Putney mill.
About 2000 pieces are turned out each day.
The list of employes is as follows: F, D.
Wiley from Newport, N. II., is foreman,
and he has charge of the large circular
saw which cuts up the logs; O. E. Harvey
of East Putney takes away the pieces
from the saw; H. L. Carr of Townshend
runs the first bench saw, W. G. Harvey
of East Putney, the second bench saw; C.
C. Gorhara of this place takes away the
pieces from the bench saws; Daniel Mack
of Brookllne, Herbert Stebblns of Brattle
boro and P. H. Carr of Townshend, run
the lathes; F. W. Mack of Chesterfield is
the engineer; F. A. Buxton, East Putney,
has the care of the dry house; Dan Jacobs
and Henry Jeffrey are the choppers; Will
Cronk, who came to Putney from North
ern New York, Is the teamster; Albert
Howard of Marlboro is the spare man;
Mrs. Cronk and Mrs. Howard are the
keepers of the boarding house. Mr. Wiley
Is about to bring his family here and Is to
TRY GRAIN-0. TRY GRAIN-0.
Ask your grocer to-day to show you a package
of GRAItvO, the new food drink that takes the
place of toffee. The children may drink It
without Injury as well as the adult. All who try
lt.illke It. ORAIN-0 has that rich seal brown nf
Mocha or Jarva, but It Is made from pure grains,
and the most delicate stomach receives It with
out distress. One-fourth the price of coffee; IS
and S3 cents a package. Sold by all grocers.
occupy F. L. Harlow's house, which for
merly belonged to E. 11. Hall. Mr. Jac
obs and family occupy the house near the
The timber cut this winter is near the
mill and can be drawn quite readily with
out snow. Other lots have been secured
by Mr. Pierce from the Hall estate and
also from the farm of Geo. F. Goodell.
Chas. G. Miller is In Boston and vicinity
for an uncertain length of time.
Mrs. Ellen M. Plumb has been selected
for teacher of the pastor's class. He has
taken the superintendency of the school.
A. P. Ranney has obtained a commis
sion as notary public and has procured a
stamp. He Is now ready for business in
The carrying of the mail between this
office and Saxton's River has been allotted
to a Kentucky party for about $172 per
year. It Is not likely that the bidder will
find anybody to take the contract off his
hands at this price. A little more than 50
cents a trip is no great inducement Some
thing addltitlonal is obtained by carrying
occasional passengers, baggage or parcels,
but no large sums.
Mrs. Dwlnell and Miss Ella are spending
some weeks with Mrs. Baldwin in Chester.
Mrs. Ada Townsend left Monday to visit
her mother who is seriously 111 at her home
In Valdosta, Georgia.
The dramatic company from Houghton
vllle gave a pleasant entertainment at the
town hall Wednesday evening.
Dr. and Mrs. Staples were called to
Plalnfield, N. II., by serious illness of her
father, but returned on Wednesday.
Mrs. Lavlnla M., wife of John N. Blake,
who died aj Keeue, Jan. 18, was a native
of this place and lived here many years.
Cha9. S. White attended the annual
meeting of the New England Milk Pro
ducers' union held at the United States
hotel, Boston, Jan. 15. He was elected
first vice president for the coming year.
We notice that the gun boat Machias has
been ordered to leave Canton, China, for
Bangkok, it is said to protect American
interests. But probably the more definite
reason is to atford Consul-General John
Barrett at Bangkok support In certain rep
resentations he has made to the Siamese
government with regard to the treatment
of E. V. Kellett, the vice consul-general
Mrs. Lavina M., wife of John X. Blake,
died at Keene, X. H., Monday, after a long
illness, at the age of 07 years, 11 months.
She was a native of Grafton. Mr. and
Mrs. Blake lived in Saxtons River a num
ber of years after which they went to
Keene, going later to Munsonville, where
they kept the boarding house counected
with the chair manufactory for nearly ten
years. They afterwards went to Keene,
where they have since lived with their only
child, Mrs. Thomas Maynard.
J. E. Gould goes this week to Soruer
ville, Mass., to work at his trade, carpen
tering. E. .. Gould, who has been in
Springfield for a number of years,will oc
cupy his father's house for the winter.
J. E. White had what came near being
a very serious accident a few days ago
while on his way to Saxtons River. The
horse took friclit and jumped, overturned
the wagon and threw Mr. White upon the
ground, causing many severe bruises, but
no bones were broken. John Gould, who
was with him, was thrown out, but falling
among the robes and blankets was not
IleprrsentntU e Ilnruonit nf Ilnritl
.Heels Willi n 1'nlal Accident.
Horace Greeley Harwood, who owned a
saw and grist mill at Dorset, fell upon a
saw while working in the mill yesterday
and one leg was almost severed above the
knee. The leg was amputated, but Mr.
Harwood lived only an hour after the oper
ation. Mr. Harwood represented Dorset
in the last legislature. He was born at
Rupert, May 13, 1S49. He had lived In
Dorset since 153 and had held the offices
of justice of the peace, overseer of the
poor, auditor, and selectman.
Vtrniolitrr Will (in tn Wnnliliigtim
A report was printed in some of the state
papers this week to the effect that the trip
of the Vermont McKinley club to Wash
ington inauguration week had been aban
doned. A telegram received by The Phte
nlx yesterday from Col. C. S. Forbes,
chairman of the committee of arrange
ments, stated that satisfactory terms had
been made and that a circular would be is
sued this week.
Frank Kilily Killed liy Frtlglit Train.
Frank Eddy, son of D. P. Eddy of Clar
endon, was Instantly killed at Clarendon
by a southbound freight train over the
Bennington ifc Rutland railroad yesterday
morning. He was 25 years old and un
married. The three-masted schooner Xahum Cha
pin, Capt. Arey of Rockland, Me., from
Baltimore for Boston with coal, was lost
within 300 yards of the shore at Quogue,
L. I., early yesterday morning, and her
crew of nine perished within sight of hun
dreds of persons who could do nothing to
Two judges of the United States cir
cuit court in Boston heard arguments
Wednesday on the motlou for a new trial
for Thomas M. Brum, convicted of the
murder of Capt. Xash of tho barkentlne
Herbert Fuller. Drain's counsel charge
that two of the jurors were prejudiced
against Bram and that an attempt was
made to tamper with tho jury. They also
allege irregularities in the argument of the
district attorney and the charge of the
A late despatch from Havana says that
small-pox has broken out there and over
2000 cases are now in the city. The infec
tion, which was brought by the soldiers
from Spain, has spread to cities in Pinar
del Rio. Yellow fever and malaria are
also ravaging the island. In only two
months the depressing warm weather be
gins and then contagious diseases spread
twice as fast as in the winter. Cuba is
now a focus of disease and may become a
source of grave danger to the health of
this country and of the whole world. The
Insurgents, who have practically put the
city of Havana In a state of siege, contin
ue their guerilla tactics, which Weyler
cannot meet successfully with bis army.
The rebels rely on disease and the bank
ruptcy of the Spanish treasury as their al
lies In winning them the fight.
Few people know that all plants contain diges
tive principles. They cannot absorb their food
until it Is digested any more than animals can
The Mount Lebanon Shakers have learned the
art of extracting and utilising these digestive
principles, and It is for this reason that their
Shaker Digestive Cordial is meeting with phe
nomenal Bucce&s In the treatment of dyspepsia.
The Shaker Digestive Cordial not only contains
food already digested, but it also contains diges
tive principles which aid the digestion of other
foods that may be eaten with It. A single ten
cent sample bottle will be sufflc lent to demon
strata its value, and we suggest that every suf
fering dyspeptlo make a trial of It. Any drug,
gist can supply it
Laxol is the best medicine for children. Doc
tors recommend It In place of Castor Oil.
Causes fully half the sickn- ss In the world. It
retain tli" d.L' d fond t lung m the bowels
ami l'n'dui'i L.i1i..'.jk s. turpld liver, indl-
gc-tKn, ti.nl Usie coat' d H b
tongue, sn'k hcnl.i h-- m- IL II tf
somnia, etc. Hoods I'llli I I I S
cure constipation ami all its B
results, easily and thoroughly All druggists.
Prepared by C. I Hood & Co.. Lowell, Mass.
The only Pills to take with Hood's Sarsaparllla.
Mrs. Henry Stockwell and son Charles
are visiting in Springfield, Mass.
Eugene Estey cut his finger badly last
week while sharpening an axe. He Is not
yet able to work.
Knight it Walker have been obliged to
run their grist mill by steam the past week
owing to low water.
Mrs. F. II. Spauldlng aud two children
have been wrestling with the grip the past
two weeks but are Improving.
E. B. Richardson Is putting up an ice
house on W. C. Miller's land near the Eddy
mill dam and is filling it for his local trade.
There has recently been some talk among
the members of the late lamented dramatic
club in regard to the disposal of the funds
which were on hand at the time the club
disbanded. It would seem best to call a
meeting of the members and come to some
mutual agreement. It Is probable that a
date for such a meeting will be announced
The latest phase of Spain's war on Cuba
is the arrest of women members of the
families of insurgents. It is said they are
cast Into prison with common criminals,
and that the condition of the jails where
they are confined is frightful.
Secretary Olncy was before the Senate
committee on foreign affairs Wednesday
to answer rjuestions about the proposed
arbitration treaty. The main points of
discussion were in regard to the effect of
the treaty upon the Monroe doctrine and
upon the Xicaragua canal. An adjourn
ment was taken for one week.
Last Saturday a summons was sent to
Berlin for Professor Bergmann, the distin
guished German surgeon, to go to St. Pe
tersburg to perform an operation upon the
Czar to prevent the extension of an osseous
excresence which has appeared in the re
gion of the cranium. The trouble is due
to the blow inflicted by a fanatical Japa
nese upon the Czar (then the czarwich)
when he was traveling in Japan in 1801.
A Canton despatch says: "One fact Is
developed in connection with the throng
of visitors from all parts of the United
States at Canton, and it is that Majar Mc
Kinley daily astonishes his callers by the
breadth, variety, freshness, minuteness
and accuracy of his Information concerning
parties, factions, politicians, business and
political conditions throughout the coun
try. He has a memory as remarkable as
Mr. Blaine's for men, and an even more
serviceable one for facts and current infor
mation of interest.
It is said in a Washington despatch that
Mr. Cleveland during the past few weeks
has transmitted to Major McKinley a copy
of every state paper and orlieial document
concerning the business of the present ad
ministration which may be of value to the
next administration. These include copies
of the treaties with foreign couutries which
may not be concluded until after McKin
ley's accession; correspondence in regard
to Cuban affairs, etc. This is an unusual
courtesy on the part of a retiring president,
and It is susgested that Mr. Cleveland's
course may be due to the unusual compli
cations now existing in regard to the diplo
matic relations of the government.
A. pike weighing 18 3-4 pounds was
caught in Echo lake near Ludlow a few
Rev. Alfred Free, who has been pastor
of the Unitarian church at Turners Falls,
3Iass.,for the past eight years, has accepted
a call to Florence.
Two barns, one old aud one new, a
frame shed, a blacksmith shop, a horse
shed, and a com bam situated on the Burt
farm, one mile south of Rockingham, and
belonging to J. W. Buemond, were burned
Thursday evening of last week. Both
bams were partially filled with hay and
straw, and five shoats and five carriages
It is startling to read that, according to
the Times of India, the population of Bom
bay has been reduced one-half since the
outbreak of the bubonic plague. As the
city's population in 1S01 was S21.7C4, over
400,000 persons must have died from the
disease. This plague is of Asiatic crigin,
In this instance having started at Hong
Kong and moved westward and southward.
Its ravages in French Tonquin have been
severe, and It may reach the Straits settle
ments, and finally some Mediterranean
port, unless great energy is shown to
check the epidemic. The modern school
of bacteriologists are happily studying the
disease to discover its germ, and through
their efforts it is expected that medical
science will be able to grapple with it in
case it should appear in Europe. In the
middle ages such a plague might easily
have swept unopposed over all Europe,
and the people would have looked upon It
as the work of an angry God. But the
germ theory elves different views of plagues
and the Almighty.
Master of Human Destinies am I.
Fame. Love and Fortune on mv footbtens wait.
Cities and Ileitis I walk; I penetrate
neseris nnu seas renioie, anu pa-sing liy
Hovel and mart and palace soon or late
I knock, unbidden, once ntevery gate.
If hleenlnir. wake : If feastlnsr. rise before
I turn away! It Is the hour of Fate,
And those who follow me reach every state
Mortals desire and connuer every foe
Save Death. But those who doubt, or hesitate,
Condemned to failure, penury and woe,
wr mo in vuui miu uselessly implore,
1 answer not, and I return no more,
THERE IS A CLASS OF PEOPLE
Who are injured by the use of coffee. Recently
there have been placed In all the grocery stores a
new preparation called GRAIN O. made of pure
g rains, that takes the place of coffee. The most
delicate stomach receives it without distress, and
but few can tell It from coffee. It does not cost
over one-fourth as much. Children may drink it
with great benefit: 15 and 85 cents per package
Try It. Ask for DRAIN O.
We, the undersigned, agree to refund the money
on a 50 cent bottle of Greene's Syrup of Tar If ft
falls to cure your cough or cold. We also guar
antee a twenty-five cent bottle to proove satis
factory or no pay,
F. R. DUItaiN, Brattlebcro.
GEO. E. QltEENE, Brattleboro.
CUAPIK & CO., Brattleboro.
A, M, CORSER. Putney.
C. E. PAHK8. Wllllamsvllle.
N. M. BATCHELDER, Newfane.
W 8. HOLLAND, Townshend.
B. M. ADAMS, Townshend.
J. O. WILCOX. Guilford.
W. O. HALLADAY. East Dover.
A. L. WHEELER, Wardsboro.
BARBER BROS. West Townshend.
T. W. PLIMPTON. Wardsboro.
F. E. SMITH, Jamaica.
JONES & O'BRIEN, Hinsdale, N. H.
llenlli nt niiffiiln, A. V.,f n i niifX Time
Itoliltnt tifSiiiMlli rVeMfitnr.
Deacon James Charier, aged ST, for
many vears one of the most hlchly ps
teemed' citizens of Windham county, died
Saturday Jan. 10, at the home of his
daughter, Mrs. Annie V. C. Leavltt, in
Buffalo, N. Y., after an Illness of only ten
The end came without suffering and with
full consciousness until his eyes closed as
if in peaceful sleep. Mr. Charter was
born in Marlboro and grew to manhood In
South Xewfane. He went to Boston
about 1N55 and became a successful com
mission merchant dealing In paper stock,
his partner being Mr. Samuel Cutler, who
went to Boston from Brookllne.
He married soon after going to Boston
Miss Mary Fillebrown of that city. Their
married life extended over a period of six
ty years and was one of peculiarly happy
relations. Mrs. Charter's death occurred
in Soulh Xewfane two years ago. They
are survived by five children: Mrs. Elijah
Morse of Brattleboro, Frank H. and Chas.
M. Charter of Boston, and J. H. U. Char
ter of Medford, Mass., the latter for many
years a resident of Brattleboro, and Mrs.
Leavltt now of Buffalo.
Mr. Charter was a man of deep religious
nature and throughout his life was one of
the pillars of the Baptist denomination.
He contributed very liberally both of
funds and time for the Perkins Street Bap
tist church of East Somerville, Mass., and
also for the Central Square Baptist church
of Boston. He was made a life member of
two of the Baptist missionary societies
many years ago.
Mr. Charter returned to South Xewfane
about 1S43, hut seven years later resumed
active control of his business in Boston,
from which he retired in lNi. He had
always considered South N'ewfane his
home, spending his summers there, and
came back to reside permanently after his
retirement from business. Perhaps no
one man has done more for the Baptist
church at South Xewfane than Deacon
Charter. He not only contributed largely
to its support, but was also superintendent
of its Sunday school and a leader in all its
He spent last winter at the home of his
daughter in Buffalo, but returned for the
summer to South Xewfane. Mrs. Leavitt
made her usual aunual visit home last fall
and about October 1 he again accompanied
her to Buffalo after a visit in Boston.
His daughter, who has been in Buffalo
about ten years, is the leader in the Chris
tian Science movement there, and as the
outgrowth of her work a church has been
established with a congregation of from
four to five hundred.
Mr. Charter during his brief residence in
Buffalo became greatly revered and be
loved by this congregation, who appointed
a committee of three, Mrs. Clara P.
Schreck, Robert Moderwell, and Geo. H.
Kinter, to accompany Mrs. Leavitt and
her daughter, Mrs. Kirtland, with Mrs.
Morse, who had gone to Buffalo from Brat
tleboro, in their sad journey. Rev. E. R.
Hardy and Mrs. Utley also came with them.
They arrived in Brattleboro with Mr.
Charter's remains Mondav night and went
from here Tuesday mnrni'ns. A brief fun
eral service had been held in Buffalo, and
the one at South Xewfane was held In
the Baptist church, the pastors, Reverends
Blckford, and Hardy, olliclatine. Beaut
ful floral tributes were sent by "friends in
Buffalo. After the deatli of Mr. Charter,
Charles Lorraine Kirtland came on from
Buffalo to make arrangements for the fun
eral here. The burial was in the South
A Itnrlng Circuit Mlth Ilrnttlrliorn In
eluileil. The establishment of a national cycle
racing association is a matter that is beins
agitated. The followine tracks are pro
posed to be included; Manhatten Beach,
X. Y.; Willow Grove Park, Philadelphia;
Springfield, Mass.; Cincinnati, Louisville,
Atlanta, Cleveland, Columbus, O. ; St.
Louis; Buffalo; Manchester, Keene, X.
IL; Brattleboro; Erie, Pa.; Denver; San
Francisco; Birmingham, Ala., and Mem
phis. President Adams of the Springfield
Bicycle club, who has been referee of the
Brattleboro races, is one of the promoters
of the scheme.
These scores were made Jan. 14 on the
Sargent range, standard target, -J00 yards
French, 10 y r 10 T 10 7 10 T 7 S-(
" S 10 7 b 0 9 S S 10 10 M
9 7 10 9 10 7 7 5 10 S -eS
i S I 10 I 9 l M 6-S0
Sargent, 0 7 S 6 7 10 10 10 10 9-82
7 0 S 7 8 S 0 10 10 9-M
HIGH SCHOOL NOTES.
The High school held no session yesterday on
account of the storm.
An effort w ill be made by the "97 class to have
a speaker at graduation time, the same as last
Warren Heald. "97. expects to enter Dartmouth
next fall, and Is taking studies which will enable
him to do this.
The basket ball team played their first game
last Friday night, against Fuller Battery. The
Battery won, 10 to 4.
Y. M. C. A. NOTES.
The basket ball team will play at Holyoke to
The ladies' bowling team Improves In play
Tbelr it-ores will soon b- given out.
There will he a govl service at the rooms at 4
o clock hunday. F. S. Llvermore will lead the
Secretary Freer of Bellows Falls and his basket
ball team were welcomed nt the rooms Wednes
There Is to be a conference of the secretaries of
Vermont and New Hampshire at White River
Junction Feb li. Secretary Hardy expects to be
Women Miss Lina Hill.
r,l?ni:,A; J' fk'J- ? "am. William II. Pond,
C. A. Richardson, Halbert L. Upton. Kellev t
Those who have visited Major McKinley
at Canton S&V tliat (t 11 till mimrtfia rt tlm
president-elect to convene Concressi hi
special session on the 15th of March. Mr.
Dingley and his colleagues will have the
new tariff bill readv tn nreeont n,i,an
r ' - v,m kuc
On Your Rights
In small, as well as matters of greater
moment. Most every woman tn New Eng.
land has used
And knows Its merits. Haven't youf
Why do you not use It now; Stop and an.
alyze not the soap, for analysis shows
that to be perfect -but the reason that
you have stopped using It. A few mo
ments' thought will show you It is because
your dealer recommends and forces on
you some other make. He has a reason
for doing this. It is that other brands pay
larger profits, and because he can make
more he does not caie that you are
obliged to work harder, get less satisfac
tory work and see your clothes wear out
quicker on account of the inferior article
that he sells you. Think of this and do
not be imposed upon. Insist on what you
know la right and get what you want.
Come back again to Welcome Soap and
you will realize It has no equal.
,,,,,'( tit tnmiMii'''
Thcso woathcr prophets arc all agreed
about It, It's going to be the worst
winter in years-one man says in 80
years. Snow! Snow! Snow!
Bnd weather calls for good rubbers.
Could not bo better. Light, shapely
i ..uci, -nnrl full of wear, because
of the very best rubber. Nearly 5,000,000 pairs,
and shoes -sold each year.-and every rubber has
American Rubber Co." stamped on tho bottom.
of Men's Ulsters, Overcoat
Owing to the extremely Uull times, and short winter season left to
sell the above garments, I f ave decided to close the above goods at
greatly reduced prices.
15 Ulsters, reduced 1o
$10 Overcoats, reduced to
$7 Ulster reduced to
Shall Also Make Special Reductions
on Gloves, Sweaters, Odd Pants, Caps and Shirts
Parlies in need of the above goods can save money by dealing now.
Mercury dropped to 16 degrees below zero in
the villare. while two inilen above it was de
The aid society meets nest Wednewiry evening
with Mrs W H Mann. The young people are
requested to be preM-nt.
F H Johnson has pone to Wilntincton to work
In the Wilmicpton Grain and Lumber company's
T K. Bode killed a pie the lith which was a
few days oer nine months old and it dressed
weight was 17 pouud
Xfiiltitlt 111 Mielliume 1'nlU Murder Cnitr.
The inqutt in the murder eae of Mrs. Hattie
E. McCU-ud was opni.ed in the district court
room at Shelburne Falls. Mas , Tuesday, before
Judge Edwin Lyman and (.'lerk William Allen.
Ilistrk-t Attorne Hammond of Northampton had
15 w itne'-M'S on hand. Many of them were girls
The owning of the lnquet caued much excite
ment and a crowd gathered outside the building,
eager to catch some word about the prrceedlngs.
which were jwivate. Judge Lyman had informed
O'.N'eils attorneys, powlin and Beer of North
Adams, that the Inquest would be private, so
District Attorney Hammond had a summons is
sued Wednesday for ten members of the O'N'eil
family to amiear. Mrs O'Neil. the mother, was
at once calh-d to the stand. She has been posi
tive heretofore that her son, Jack, the accused,
left the house at "':10 o'clock, after eating sup?r
Friday night, but that does not agree with ihe
story of her daughter Hose, a bright girl The
latter swears that she arrived home after her
day's work at 0:10 o'clock, and that Jack was
then reading a paper, that he ate bis si pper aud
left the houseat about 6:30, and that five minutes
of spven she met him on theShelburne side of the
Then Tommy swears that he met his brother
Jack on the bridge at 7:17. This makes it clear
whatJack's story will be. He will claim that he
did not leave home until 0 :i0. and will account
for his time until 25 minute later when seen by
his sister Itoe and brother Tommv.
District Attorney Hammond asked for aeon
tlnnance of the preliminary hearing yesterday
for a fortnight, on the ground that he desires to
consult Atturney General Knowltonand digest
evidence produced at the icqueet. The continu
ance was granted.
This Is Certainly a Wonderful Chance.
We are aw are that our ptople bo sutler from
nervous, chronic, or long standing complaints do
not hae the same opportunity to lie cured as do
the residents of the great cities where the most
eminent Physicians and specialists reside. Dr.
Greene of M Temple Place, Boston, Mass , who
wtrhV1!f,,?r,-Tt,ll.raetlrei"ln8Worltl woo is
.m Hout 1ubt' th; m,,tt u-'ful fpeciahst in
oiVJrs'Lif1?, ot nerrou and chronic diseases"
fevers PWH,f!TC;n,Sul,a,lon bV " Uf
III will surelv' " DCe abUt '0,Ur C
Too Fine To Scratch
Coarse Enough To Clean.
ESTATE OF BENJAMIN P KPTOiiTm
;f be undersigned having n apwlni hv ,h
ileboro. in said aisTnict deceased n'ni .i.ot ,ufat"
thSomof jnfnsTn OT S2?f a
daysTand ItltWcAS the
us ror examination and allowance g m" lo
ADated at Brattleboro, thffSSSfW ot January.
sald dUtrlc . decSN' U,e f Bralboro. in
Whereas, HemrD Holt 1,. a"r.
iMa ..VTi: i..r. "Olton has presents
will of Skid Tdesed SfSSSS?.' thB"
by notlHed that thta court wfli hmou are here
probate of said instrument i wide .uPn
thereof to be held Tt Ihl Jf&iL nW1011
tleboro, in said district on Th? (Si, J0" !nJJr'
ry. A. D. 1897, he" anSVherS vnf.'X. 01 Febru'
and contest the same Ifyou seciue y apPear
"-'- " 1 :
$15 Suits, reduced to $12
$12 Suits, reduced to $10
$8 Suits, reduced to $5
December 31, 1696.
Bonds, Stocks and Warrants, $4,871.77- 74
Jlortgaee Loans, 4.H7.7.V i'
Policy Leans and Premium Notes. l.Slt.TSi :
Real Estate, 1,00 S4- u
Loans on Stocks and Bonds, 19) 4.-J .0
fash, 501.570 r
Interest due and accrued; Net defer
red and unreported premiums, S7.7K, 33
$18,5(0 024 4;
Policy Reserve 'Actuaries ii $11,397 PI- '0
Estra Reserve, Life Rate Endow-
ments, 356 (
Unadjusted Death Claims, &$ : v ,n
All other liabilities, 62 t i'Vi
S13,540.'.;4 4! J--'
C590 Policies Issued and revived in
1kj. insuring 1S.6I1 -ill O Sif
Total Paid PohcT holders in 1S96, lrv- -i 2,c
Total Paid Policy holders since! or- SJSS,
gamzation, 13.S69.0-3 33 '
NATIONAL LIFE INSURANCE 10.,
.Moutpelier, Vt. ti .
H. E. TAYLOR & SON, General AgenU,
Brattleboro, Vi. 1
A GENERAL AGENCY i
An old-line Life Insurance Company , whose- H
policies are famous for their liberality, is Perl bloc!
pared to make a first class contract fora Genera
h,y f"";th,3and adjoining counties with an Telei
de awake and actlTe BMitleman. with TTr
KS' eWDC t0 eive entire or part of W
iw m .Address. "GENERAL AGENCY" V
Post-offlce box. 672. New York 47
WINDHAM COUNTY SAVINGS BAKE !W
SCtVKASi:, VT., Ba""
Organized in 1S54; has money to loan on A. No ! CI 1
Maison Francaise iv
0ItermRo?,N''1; A(-'AIEMY, tenth year, seo r. I
th f l??1? wks iwt6 Jariuar: 4 l 7 r
UEV. PROF. L'noVffir&tonl; JfcS
Our Entire Stock
Boys' and Girls'
Less than Cost.