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JIarcus W'prd & Co.'a ltoyal Irisli linen station
ery at Clapp and Jones's.
Cottons are hlRlier,' but we are still selling at
the old price, liny now and save money.
T. W. llAHNAIUl.
Beautiful framed pictures at low ptlces.
Ct.Apr & Jonks.
Twenty-five cents buy? a Rood turkey red
damask worth SScents ayard. T, W. II.winatui.
Wanted A competent middle aged lady to do
Keneral housework. Good pay to the right per
son. Apply to Mrs. F. L. l'ierce, Putney, Vt.
Subscribe for Standard Designs, SS cents a year
After April 1, subscription price ill be$l a year.
Subscribe now. T. W. ISaiinahi).
Waterman fountain pens the best. Full as
sortment at Clapp & Jones.
Extra good value now given iu table linens,
towels and napkins. T. W. IlAn.vAnu.
Don't throw away good but faded garments.
RemembT with one hour's work,and no muss,
if you use Putnam's Fadeless Ores, jou can
make them new again. Sold by the Urooks
Have your pictures framed at Clapp if Jones's.
Popular sheet music and books. Strings for all
Instruments and musical supplies at Clapp &
G. I. Miller, Guilford, Vt. Terms: 10 per
day. Including book-keeper and 60 posters. Or
ders can be left with 8. W. Edgett ,t Co., 01 Main
street, Brattleboro, Vt.
Miss Park's Private Mrlinol.
Summaj term opens March 37. Business, High
school, and elementary courses. Tutoring done
afternoons and overlings. ISChapIn street.
The spring term of Miss Fitts's kinder
garten opens next Monday.
Hoyt's "A Milk White Flag" will he
the attraction at the Auditorium tomorrow
The ladies of the Congregational church
will hold their annual thank-offering meet
ing at the chapel on Friday afternoon at
The men of the Uuiversalist church will
hold their annual sugar supper in the ves
try nest Thursday evening, beginning at
Odd Fellows hlock is being thoroughly
repaired and renovated. The store form
erly occupied by II. E. Bond has been ad
vertised for rent.
Ada Bothner, the actress who is remem
bered locally by her work in "The Voo-
doo," and Hoyt's "A Bunch of Keys," is
critically ill at Chicago.
The D wight Goodenough place on West
ern avenue was deeded to Ilosea Mann
this week. Mr. Manu will move soon
from H. E. Bond's house on Prospect mil.
The Congregational ladies will serve a
supper at the chapel on Thursday evening
at 0 o'clock. This is the last supper for
the season and a. generous patronage is so
licited. The,sale of tick'ets for Hoyt's a "Milk
White Flag," opened Wednesday 'night and
nearly 100 people were In line. It is evi
dent that Hoyt and his productions are
popular in Brattleboro.
Eugene Samson, a member of the 21st
regiment of infantry, is 111 at the hospital
at riattsburgh, N. V., and will be unable
to accompany the regiment to Manila.
John Longueil, who had been stationed at
West Point, is now a member of a military
band in Baltimore which will go to Ma
nila. Sheriff L. C. ITowe of Ludlow came to
Brattleboro yesterday and drove to New
faifb after a man named Kcnworthy, who
was sent there from Bellows Falls to serve
a sentence of 30 days. Kenworthy's sen
tence expired yesterday, after which Sheriff
Howe took him to Ludlow to plead to the
charge of beating his wife.
Judgment was rendered in the county
court this week in favor of the plaintiff in
the case of the Brattleboro Jelly company
against the Reformer Publishing company.
The judgment allows the plaintiff to re
cover $07 and Interest, which was the full
amount due the plaintiff as found by the
referee, O. E. ButterQeld.
The three-year-old sou of Mr. and Mrs.
Amos nayes of Thomas street broke one
of the bones in his leg Monday afternoon.
Just how the accident happened is not
known. The boy was playing in the
house with another child, and it is sup
posed that he caught his foot In one of the
legs of the stove and fell.
Spring, gentle spring, is supposed to bo
here. It is the allcg d season of hand or
gans, robins, high-priced feminine head
gear, injunctions to take all kinds of blood
purifiers, etc., but snow storms follow each
other iu bewildering succession, the maple
sugar maker grows impatient and the ordi
nary mortal remarks "Guess we ain't go
ing to-have a spring." The gentle spring
F. J. Bailey has sold the Cephas Clark
stock farm at Pine Look, South Deerfield,
Mass., to Springfield parties; also the
Itoel farm In West Dummerston to P. F.
Crown; the Stlllman Clark farm In Ja
maica to Walter Hilts of St. Lawrence
county, N. Y.; a spruce timber ' lot In
Stratton to John C. TIbhets of West
Wardsboro, and a tract of land on Long
Island, N. Y., to Ilosea Mann of Brattle
boro. Georgo F. Martin of this village aud
Miss Carrie Winter of West Brattleboro
were married by Rev. J. H. Babbitt at the
Congregational parsonage In West Brat
tleboro yesterday. They went south for a
short wedding trip. Mr. Martin, who
lives on Pine street, was formerly employ
ed by the Brattleboro Street Railroad com
pany. He Is now fireman for the Carpen
ter Organ company. Mrs. Martin has
been housekeeper for Geo. Reynolds.
An exaggerated report has given an un
fortunate Impression In regard to an oc
currence In the ninth grade of the public
school last week. One boy playfully
"punched" a classmate during school
ul t lirutrs. and the latter, wlin was slmmonlnc
us listener! i Our leaQci. ,,.,i i.,iii
. .11 '.?lfa rs. ' . . iu.1.uio.cijr,
places in England and Germany,
tD re? cIub wUi hold a ban
3?etLatnFowy6 boM Tuesday evening,
lUrch 28. Ei.-Qov.'w. P. Mg
Prof. II. Humphrey Nclll of Amherst
collcgo will preach In the .Congregational
church next Sunday.
Miss Lucia Foster entertained the young
ladles' whist club Saturday afternoon.
The prl.o was won by Miss Maud Stod
dard. On account of the storm last Sunday
Capt. W. T. Halgh postponed Ills talk to
the Congregational Sunday school until
The selectmen sent K. E. Stockwell to
Claremont, N. II., Tuesday to look for a
town team, but Mr. Stockwell was unable
to find a sultablo one.
Sheriff It. E, Gordon went to Rutland
yesterday with Edward Ferguson, who was
convicted of larceny at the session of the
county court, and was sentenced to 30 days
in the house of correction.
There will be an auction at the restdenco
of Dwlght Goodenough In Centrevlllo
Wednesday, the 20th, at 1 v. m., when a
horse, three cows, harness, farming tools
and sotno household furniture will bn sold.
A. V. May's agency has leased a sulto of
rooms in Mrs. Prescott White's house to
Dr. Charles G. Wheeler of Burlington,
the osteopathlst, who Is to locate in Brat
tleboro. Dr. Wheeler will take possession
Union services will be held In the Bap
tist church next Sunday evening when an
address will be delivered by Rev. George
W. Morrow of Burlington, superintend
ent of Vermont of the Anti-Saloon League
of America. Rev. Mr. Morrow will preach
In the Methodist church Suuday morning.
W. II. Brackett and C. A. Harris have
been appointed administrators of the O.
D. Estcrbrook estate, and I). S. Pratt and
G. A. Boydcn have been appointed ap
praisers and commissioners. The wills of
Honors Brown, Mellescent F. Pratt, Mary
M. Ingram and Ma-:k M. Miller have been
filed in the probate office.
L. F. Adams, S. A. Smith and W. II.
Brackett, Incorporators, have issued no
tices to the subscribers to the capital
stock of the S. A. Smith Company to
meet at the town hall Mot day evening,
March 27, at 7:30, for the purpose of
effecting an organization of the company
by the adoption of by-laws and the elec
tion of officers, and to do such other busi
ness as may bo thought proper.
Francis A. Liscotn difd Jan. 11, near
Palmyra, III. He was born In Newark,
New York, Apr. 23, 1822. He was mar
ried Sept. 20, 18-13, to Esther Worden, who
died Sept. 7, 18S3. He leaves two adopt
ed daughters, Mrs. Luclna Higgins, of
Rancher, Mont., and Mrs. Jennie Hartsook,
of Palmyra, 111.; aho two sisters, Mrs.
Sarah Cluff, of South Fitchburg, Mass.,
and Mrs. Mary Crawford, of Mendota, III.
He moved to Illinois from Brattleboro in
the spring of 185S. He lived in Greene
and Macoupin counties. He united with
the Baptist church in early manhood and
was a consistent member of the Greenfield
Capt. Henry W. Hovey has been or
dered to report for duty with his regiment,
the 24th United States infantry, at Salt
Lake City. The regiment will go from
there to Manila at an early date. Capt.
Hovey has been on duty in this state sev
eral years professor of military tactics at
Norwich university, with the Vermont
National Guard, commanding officer at
Fort Ethan Allen, and as assistant to Ma
jor S. P. Jocelyn, 10th United States in
fantry, as mustering officer, quartermaster
and commissary, during the mustering in
and muster out of the Vermont regiment
last summer. Capt. Hovey by his untir
ing interest and courteous treatment has
made many friends among the Vermont
soldiers, as well as citizens, all of whom
will wish him success wherever ho goes.
Mrs. Hovey and the children will reside In
Northfleld during the captain's absence.
Gen. Nelson A. Miles, the commander
of the United States army, who has this
week visited in Boston, Fitchburg and his
native town, Westminster, Mass., was the
youngest of the four children of Daniel
Mileswborn In Petersham, Mass., and Mary
Curtis, born in Brattleboro. The family
on both sides was of sturdy stock and
vigorous Inheritances. The father's ances
tors were men of position and influence in
England before they left the "right little,
tight little Island." The mother was a
direct descendant of William Curtis, who
landed from the ship Lyon in Boston,
Sept. 10, 1032. The father of Gen. Miles
is well remembered in Brattleboro, as he
conducted lumbering operations for some
time at West Brattleboro. The statement
has appeared in print that Gen. Miles was
at work here with his father at one time,
but this is said to be incorrect by those
who know the family.
II. H. Crosby, L. D. Taylor and C. H.
Thompson returned Monday from their
trip of two weeks in the South. J. G.
Estcy, who was a member of the party, ac
companied them as far as New York city,
whero he spent a few days before return
ing to Brattleboro. The four visited St.
Augustine, Jacksonville, Palm Beach and
other places together, and from Miami Mr.
Crosby and Mr. Estey sailed for Havana,
Cuba, whero they spent two days.
They returned to Florida by the way of
Key West. The city of Havana, although
much cleaner than It was a few months
ago, is far from being in good sanitary
condition. Everything there Is entirely
un-American and different from the Unit
ed States. The cigar factories, the princi
pal and In fact the only industry of any
importance In Havana, were visited by Mr.
Crosby and Mr. Estey. They also made
several short trips Into the country sur
rounding the city, and visited some of the
Kliltnuiiy filrls Untight 111 llrattleboro.
Chlcf-of-Police Thompson and Patrick
Keefo of Bellows Falls camo to Brattlo
boro Sunday morning In search of Mr.
Keefe's 14-year-old daughter Lizzie and a
girl named Kate Sweeney, 23 years old,
whom, It was alleged, lured the Keefe girl
away from home. The girls camo to Brat
tleboro Saturday and engaged a room In
the Brattleboro House. Mr. Keefo and
Chlef-of-PolIce Thompson telephoned
Chlef-of. Police Hall upon their arrival In
Brattleboro, and the latter found the girls
at their room. He arrested the Sweeney
girl, but the Keefe girl stayed with her
father. The Sweeney girl was placed In
the lock-up and was allowed the freedom
of the corridor, a man who was already In
the lock-up being placed In a cell. The
party left for Bellows Falls on the 10:10
train Sunday night. The Sweeney girl's
lachrymal ducts overflowed copiously dur
ing the day at the "Injustice" which had
been done her. She said the man for
whom she had been at work in Bellows
Falls had failed and that being unable to
get her pay she decided to come to Brattle
boro in search of employment. She said
she told the Keefe girl of her intention and
the latter Immediately decided to come
with her, as her father abused her at
home. She denied having urged the
Keefo girl to leave home. She said her
parents lived In Now Mexico. The Sween
ey woman was given a hearing before Jus
tice C. II. Williams at Bellows Falls Mon
day. The evidence tended to show that
the Keefe girl and Miss Sweeney had been
together frequently and the latter had
often asked the girl why she did not leave
home and seek happiness and a fortune In
the wide, wide world, but It was not
drama "ou LnEL07611 tuat tne Sweeney woman induced
oa ThuVerV eventS11 t0 ,eave tna state &ni was dls
good Midi ' wm In Sf1,
THE' VERMONT PHCENIX,
Brattleboro men who cut Ice on Spofford
lake recently took out cakes 30 Inches In
A number of young people went from
this village to a "sugar eat" at John Dlx's
In West Brattleboro Tuesday night.
The Springfield SnndayMlepubllcan pub
lished "Dr. Holland's Earliest Poem." It
was about the bear hunt at Wardsboro in
1840. Tlio verses were reproduced In The
PhuMilx at the time of the last big bear
hunt In Waulsboro several years ago.
There will be an Important auction at
tho Randall & Clapp farm, known as the
depot farm, In Dummerston, Friday,
March 31, at 10 a. m., when f0 cows and
heifers, ono pair of oxen, six horses, and
several wagons, buggies, ' harness, etc.,
will be sold.
Robert Shelley was given a surprise
party last Friday evening at his High
street home by a number of his friends.
Tho evening was enjoyably spent In play
ing hearts. Mr. Shelley finished work
last week as clerk for E. E. Perry, and is
now employed as traveling salesman for
Blodgett & DoWltt.
Tho listers will proceed to take up tho
Inventories of the tax payers for 1890 at
Western Engine hall In West Brattleboro
Saturday, Apr. 1. They will be In the
selectmen's room Monday, Apr. 3. At
both places the tax payers are requested
to deliver their Inventories complete, ac
cording to law. Blanks may be secured at
the town clerk's office or of tho listers.
The recent Odd Fellows' ball In Athol,
Mass., was a notablo affair, 150 couples
participating, and $100 being taken from
the spectators In the gallery. The Athol
Transcript says "the concert by the First
Regiment band orchestra of Brattleboro
was one of the most satisfactory musical
treats that has been given In the Academy
for a long time, and was fa' superior to
the Germanla band's (Boston) work a few
The Whlto River .Junction correspond
ent of Zion's Herald says: "Leading men
of this place, regardless of creed, heartily
unite with church officials In unanimously
desiring the continuance of Rev. A. J.
Hough's pastorate. Hi; lias recently been
invited to deliver tho Memorial oration be
fore the Junction G. A. R. post, also the
Memorial sermon the coming May. There
is a steady demand for his 'Mantle and
Spirit,' a recent order coming from Af
rica." J. W. Clayton, a former Brattleboro
boy who has been a prominent citizen of
Athol, Mass., a number of years, will
complete his four years' term as postmas
ter at that place April 1. Soon after that
date Mr. Clayton aud his family will go to
Stockdale, Texas, where he will engage In
business with his brother-in-law. The
clerks, letter-carriers and a few friends
gave Mr. Clayton a reception at the home
of Mrs. Henry Cook In Athol one evening
last week. There were songs, reading
and short speeches, followed by a banquet.
William I). Whitman gies this week to
Randolph where he will have charge of tho
grading and canning department in tho
Vermont Sugar Makers' market. Tills
concern has been recently organized by the
sugar makers of Vermont for the purpose
of receiving sugarand syrup from the mak
ers and putting it into marketable form.
Mr. Whitman has had much experience in
the sugar business, having been in charge
of the cooking and grading of sugar for the
Vermont maple sugar exchange of this
town for a number of years.
The opera Pinafore, which is now in
course of preparation, will be presented at
the Auditorium, April 7 aud 8, under the
auspices of the ladies' circle of the Uui
versalist church. There will bo two even
ing performances and a matinee on Satur
day afternoon. The chorus will be made
up entirely of local singers, and the cast
with ono or two exceptions, will be home
talent. The opera will bo under the direc
tion of Mrs. Mattoon of Springfield, Mass.,
who probably will come to Brattleboro next
week to take charge of the rehearsals.
Hoyt's "A Milk White Flag" Is a far
more elaborate production In several re
spects than anything he has attempted and
is thought by many to be tho cleverest
thing he has written and it has been one of
the most successful. No one can deny
that "A Milk White Flag" is an ingenious
and meritorious satire aud the most of tho
situations are certainly very laughable, even
if they are grotesque in tho extreme. Pom
pous soldiers, flirtatious girls, picturesque
drills and effective costuming figure large
ly iu this production. This play comes to
the Auditorium tomorrow evening, Satur
day, March 25.
Complaint was made to Chief-of-Pollco
Hall Saturday nleht that II. M. Wilder
was Intoxicated and was creating a dis
turbance in his tenement in C. B. Perkins's
house on Elm street. Chlef-of-Pollce Hall
called on Wilder and Invited him to come
over to the lock-up. Wilder wanted to
light, but that disposition left him when
he felt tho "twisters" tighten about his
wrists. Ho stayed in tho lock-up until
Monday morning, when he was arraigned
beforo Judge W. S. Newton to plead to the
charge of Intoxication. He pleaded guilty
and was fined $5 and costs, amounting to
$12.70, with an alternative sentence of 20
days In Newfane. The fine was paid dur
ing the day.
R. G. Hardle, the quasI-Boston portrait
artist, Is in Washington for the purpose of
painting a portrait of George Washington
in Masonic regalia. Ills commission comes
from Henry S. Wellcomo, the American
merchant in London, who recently pre
sented the portrait of Pocahontas to the
United States Senate, and will present Mr.
Hurdle's portrait of Washington to the
Grand Lodge of Masons of Great Britain.
Washington was a member of the Masonic
lodge of Alexandria, Va., and upon the
walls of the lodge room bangs a portrait of
the father of his country In the regalia of
a past master, which was painted from life
In 1704 by an amateur named Williams,
who was a member of the same lodge. It
Is a very poor likeness, and of no value as
a work of art. Boston Record.
Stratton Lumber Company's Schedule.
The schedule of assets and liabilities of
tho Stratton Lumber company, which was
adjudicated as bankrupt March 3, was fil
ed with A. F. Schwenk of Brattleboro, re
feree In bankruptcy, last Saturday. The
schedule shows that there are 80 creditors
with claims ranging from $1 to over $5000.
The liabilities of the company are $20,488.
The company owns real estate valued at
$37,005, of which $20,005 worth Is In Ver
mont and $17,300 Is in Massachusetts. It
also owns personal property valued at $20,.
025, consisting of lumber and lumber
merchandise, cash, books, live stock,
machinery and tools. The book accounts,
stocks and bonds, policies of Insurance,
deposits In banks and elsewhero and un
liquidated claims amount to $20,033. The
property claimed to be exempt amounts to
$377. The total valuation of these assets
Is $70,289. The company owns mills In
Weston, Stratton and Peru, this state, and
In Everett and North Cambridge, Mass.
The company was petitioned into bank
ruptcy by the Black River National bank
of Proctorsvllle, which holds two notes
against the company, one for $3305 and
one for $508. Tho first meeting of the
creditors will bo held In Towns Hotel In
Bellows Falls next Monday. It Is expect,
ed that the company will be able to pay In
full all the claims against It. This Is ono
of the largest bankruptcy cases which ever
camo up for settlement In this county.
Rev, F. E. Marblo will lead tho after
noon meeting at the Y. M. C. A, Sunday.
Donncll Davis are to have an addition
of 25 feet added to tho rear of their store
The animal meeting and banquet of the
Woman's club will bo held In the Brooks
House April 12.
Hackley & Moran have on exhibition in
their south show window about 20 bicycles,
this year's models.
The Brooks Home pharmacy has this
week put In a new soda fountain from tho
factory of A. D. Puffer A Sons, Boston.
Tho annual sugar supper of tho ladles'
circle will attract a crowd of young people
at Whlthed's hall at Vernon this evening.
S. A, Smith & Co. are planning to put
an electric motor Into the Crowcll building
on Flat street to furnish power to run their
The Daughters of the American Revo
lution havo decided to hold meetings at
the Brooks House the first Tuesday In
Tho sugar supper and dance held In
Grange hall Monday night was quite large
ly attended. The Grangers realized about
$30 from the affair.
The late C. C. Walte, proprietor of the
Brevoort House In New York many years,
was a member of the firm which ran the ill
fated Windsor from 1870 to 1880.
About 80 people went to Vernon on a'
special train last Friday evening to attend
the supper and dance given In the hotel by
the Vernon grange. A number more drove
down, making the total delegation from
Brattleboro about 100.
At a meeting of Fort Dututner Colony,
Pilgrim Fathers, Tuesday evening, A. J.
Currier was elected representative to tho
supreme colony which meets In Boston,
April 5, to succeed D. W. Tenney, who re
signed on account of illness.
The state railroad commissioners have
ordered car fenders placed In the next 00
days on all electric cars in Vermont. Tho
commissioners have approved three fen
ders Hlpson-Barrett, Parnienter and
Providence fender of the Consolidated
Fender company and one of these must
A meeting of the committee of the Bap
tist church was held Monday evening to
consider ways and means for paying the
church debt of $S000. On account of the
storm only a few members were present so
the meeting was postponed to tonight.
A plan for liquidating the debt has been
devised, aud it will be laid before the
committee and will probably be adopted.
Bicyclists had good riding in Brattleboro
in March last year, and the Vermont
Wheel club's first run was to Chesterfield,
N. II., April C. March now has all the
symptoms of vigorous January, with snow
storms of almost daily occurrence. There
has becu continuous sleighing since Nov.
22. On the western side of Vermont there
has been less than three weeks of good
sleighing, with the ground perfectly bare
nearly all winter.
A contingent of Brattleboro sports num
bering about 50 went to West Brattleboro
Monday night to attend the weekly exhibi
tion given by W. B. Mette and his pupils
In the "manly art." Four bouts, all more
or less friendly, were pulled olT, and Mr.
Mette gave a public lesson to one of his
pupils. Some of the matches brought out
clcversparrlng on both sides, while others,
in which the participants were new to the
game, caused a deal of amusement.
The committee on arrangements for the
meeting of the grand lodge of Odd Fellows
of Vermont, which is to be held In Brat
tleboro May 15-20, are receiving replies
from the preliminary circulars which they
sent out a few days ago, which Indicate
that the meeting will bo the largest gath
ering of Odd Fellows ever held in this
state. Several lodges have voted to at
tend In a body, and to participate In tho
parade. There will also be present many
Odd Fellows from outside this state.
Tho foutth quarterly Methodist confer
ence for the Brattleboro, Guilford, aud
Green River chargo was held in the Meth
odist church Wednesday evening. Presid
ing Elder W. R. Davenport was the pre
siding officer. These officers were elected :
Stewards, A. C. Davenport, F. F. Gleason,
S. A. Daniels, D. P. Webster, F. A. Bagg,
H. P. Matthews, C. W. Weymouth, E. W.
Harlow, F. E. Beeuian, A. V. May, W. R.
Stewart, I). A. Henry, and C. E. Davis;
recording steward, E. W. Harlow; finance
committee, F. E. Beeman, S. A. Daniels
and E. W. Harlow; treasurer, S. A.
Dentil at IZnstliHtnptoii, Mhsm., nf -lira.
Helen Nlilllll Ilrnils.
Mrs. Helen Altnira Smith, widow of
George W. Bemls, died Saturday at her
home In Easthampton, Mass. She was a
daughter of Manor and Linda D. Smith,
and was born in Dummerston, March 22,
1834. When a young woman she was
employed In the hospital for the Insane at
Worcester, and there met Mr. Smith, who
was also an employe of the institution.
Their marriage took place May 20, 1802.
A notice in tho Northampton Dally Gaz
ette of Monday says: "Mrs. Bemis en
deared herself to tho community as an earn
est and affectionate Christian woman, of
much refinement and dignity, aud formed
many warm friendships. She was In 111
health a long time, but bore her afllicllon
with singular courage, never speaking of
her troubles, and making small demands
upon the sympathy of others." Mrs.
Bemls leaves three brothers, Fred, of Troy,
N. Y., Frank, of Mlddletown, Conn., and
Charles D. of Brattleboro, and a sister,
Mrs. C. M. Smith of Easthampton. Mrs.
Bemls was a member of the Methodist
church. Her husband died suddenly Feb.
10th last, from a shock. Tne funeral was
held In the Methodist church at Easthamp
llrath of Mrs. 12. II. llliigliam.
Eliza Knight, 05, wife of Elihu H.
Bingham of 17 Washington street, died at
her home at 5.45 o'clock Monday after
noon of consumption. She had been in
ill health for a number of years, and for
several months she has been an Invalid cn
account of an accident in which she sus
tained a fracture of her hip. The funera)
was held at the house at 1 o'clock Wed
nesday, Rev. J. D. Beeman of tho Metho
dist church officiating. The burial was In
the Prospect Hill cemetery.
Mrs. Bingham was born in South Wards
boro June 17, 1833. She was a daughter
of Levi and Fanny Knight. She was mar
ried to Mr. Bingham In South Wardsboro
In January, 1853, and they continued to
live In South Wardsboro and afterward in
Newfane. They came to Brattleboro In
the sixties and lived on the Island a short
time, but were driven from there by a
freshet which carried away their house
and nearly all of tbelr personal goods.
Thirty years or more ago Mr. Bing
ham built a bouse on Washington
street and he and Mrs. Bingham have
lived there ever since. Besides her hus
band, who Is engineer for the Brattleboro
steam laundry, Mrs. Bingham leaves a
brother, Israel Knight, and a sister, Mary
Knight, in Madisonvllle, Ohio, and a
sister, Mrs. Fannie Shepardson, In West
moreland, N. II. She leaves ono
daughter, Ida M., wife of W. H.
nalgh of Brattleboro. Mrs. Bingham was
necessarily "a home body," her health not
allowing her to tiko an active part In out
side affairs. She was a member of the
Methodist church and she bad many friends
In the church and among her neighbors.
FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 1899.
Thermometer 14 degrees above zero this
morning is a good mark for March 24.
About 85 couples attended tho dance at
Odd Fellows' Hall last night. There will
be two more dances In tho scries, the next
one on Thursday night.
The Epworth leagtio will hold a sugar
supper In tho vestry of the Methodist
church, Wednesday evening, March 20.
Supper served from 5:30 to 8 o'clock.
H. E. Bond it Son have placed two now
attractive signs on tho front of their un
dertaking establishment, recently moved
from Tyler block to tho Van Doom build
ing. Clayton N. Hackley was ono of tho
cornetlsts In the l'lerlau Sodality, tho
musical organization of Harvard Univer
sity, which gave a coucert In Sanders
theatre, Cambridge, Tuesday evening.
The caso of Stephen Grossman of Gull
ford, charged with rape, was nol-prossed in
tho county court this week. Crossman's
eight-year-old daughter refuted the state
ments which sho made at the prellmary
hearing before Justice Newton.
Tho prizes offered by the Brooks House
pharmacy for the three neatest correct lists
of the names of 20 chemicals on exhibi
tion In the show window were won by
Leon Barnes, Ernest Harris and Morton
Chamberlain. The first prize was $1
worth of soda tickets and tho second and
third prizes a pound of chocolates each.
The wedding of Miss Alice Whitney of
Rutland and Mr. Bascombof Ticonderoga,
N. Y., Is announced to tako place In Rut
land April 5. Miss Whitney is a former
Brattleboro girl, and has been employed by
the Tuttlo company of Rutland several
years as stenographer. Mr. Bascomb Is
auditor for the International Paper com
pany. Watermau A Martin, counsel for the
Brattleboro town school district, have
filed a petition for a rehearing of the Brat
tleboro school money case beforo the su
preme court. C. C. Fitts, counsel for the
Brattleboro village district, has filed a
statement ol points iu opposition to a re
hearing. Tho papers in the case were
sent to Judge Munson yesterday.
Jack Martin emerged from an encounter
on the Connecticut river bridge Friday
night with a badly batteted physiognomy.
There are different versions of the affray,
ono to the elfect that a railroad man as
saulted Jack, another that two men at
tacked him; and from the other direction
Is a report that Jack posed as Joe Ott
looking for trouble aud got It.
Mrs. Ellen M. Wheeler, 48, wife of John
Austin, who is employed by C. E. Allen,
died at her home on Elliot street yesterday
afternoon after an illness of only a few
days with Bright's disease. Mrs. Austin was
formerly a dressmaker, having her rooms
over the Elliot street fish market. She
was married to Mr. Austin about two
years ago. The funeral will be held from
the house tomorrow afternoon.
Mrs. II. M. Adams received two letters
from Mr. Adams, who is In Alaskan gold
fields, Monday, in which he said he had
not heard from home since Oct. 13. A
sack of mail arrived in Dawson the last of
January, in which was a letter for Jos
eph Ferriter, telling of the death of his
brother Andrew, which occurred Nov. 11.
The Brat'.leboro boys are strong and
Miss Wilklns's new novelette is called
"The Jamesons," and deals with the ad
vent of a New Woman, Mrs. H. Boardman
Jameson, into a quiet New England town.
Tills worthy lady starts In to improve the
minds and "widen the spheres" of tho In
habitants of Llnnvilie, introducing them
to Browning, Ibsen and Maeterlinck, to
(esthetics and rational attire. The Double
day A- McCluro company will issue the
book early in April.
A recent number of the Florida East
Coast Tourist contains an extended notice
of the Deutos, a house boat 53 feet long
with a deck 20 feet broad. It was built
under the supervision of Dr. F. II. Hough
ton of Columbus, Ohio, and Daytona, Fla.
Dr. Houghton is a native of Guilford and
a nephew of Harvey Houghton of this vil
lage. In this boat Dr. Houghton journeys
along the Halifax, Hillsborough and In
dian rivers. He has a complete dental of
fice on the boat and practices his profes
sion regularly at the towns where he stops.
He has spent the winter in this section of
Florida the past IS years, but this is the
first season that he has used a house boat
for a home and office.
The following, in regard to a matter to
which reference was made in Tho Phoenix
last week, is from Our Church Record, a
paper published in Athol, Mass., In the
interest of the churches of that place:
"Mr. aud Mrs. A. R. Cobb of Exchange
street announce the marriage engagement
of their daughter, Miss S. Evelyn Cobb,
to Georgo Fitzslmmons, secretary of the
local Y. M. C. A. orgauizatiou. Inas
much as the pastor did not officiate at any
marriage last year, aud as It has become
widely known that he is particularly apt in
that capacity, the young people of the
church put their heads together and de
termined that the record of tho past year
year must be Improved upon. Mr. Fitz
slmmons naturally took his place at the
head of the procession, and others will
soon 'fall in.' Both Mr. Fitzslmmons and
Miss Cobb are comparatively new comers
to town, but during their stay here they
havo won many friends, who will join In
extending congratulations and best wishes
for. a long, happy and useful life together."
8T. MICHAEL'S CHUHOH.
Kervlces In Holy Week, mid Vlslintlon
if Hilltop Hall.
The following services are appointed by
the rector for Holy Week and Easter day.
On tho Sunday next before Easter, March
20 (Palm Sunday), 0.30 A. m. holy com
munion ; 10.30 a. m. morning prayer, the
sacrament of holy baptism and sermon;
7 1 M., evening prayer and lecture. Dur
ing the week following there will be daily
services at 11 a. m. and 7.30 i m. The
holy communion will be celebrated on
Thursday, and on Good Friday thero
will be a sermon at the morning service.
On Saturday (Easter even) 'here will be
services at 3 i m. with holy baptism and
at 7.30 Bishop nail will preach, and ad
minister confirmation. On Easter day (Apr.
2) the first service will be held at 7 o'clock
a. m., consisting of the high celebration,
with full musical service, the bishop being
the celebrant. The second servlco with a
second celebration at-10.45 a.m. The bishop
will preach tho Easter sermon. Services In
Christ church, Guilford, will follow at 3
v. M., and there will be evensong In St.
Michael's church at 7.30 i m. There will
also be an early celebration of the holy
communion on Easter Monday (Apr. 3),
at 7.30 o'clock.
Stockholders of the Central Massachu
setts railroad have called for a return of
the lease to the Boston it Maine, claiming
that It Is Illegal.
Another body was found late yesterday
afternoon in the ruins of tho Windsor
Hotel. The dead now number 10 and the
missing about 40.
The Dupont powder works at Penns
grove, N, J,, were wrecked Wednesday by
explosions In five of the buildings. Three
men were killed and several Injured.
To be entirely relieved of the aches and pains
of rheumatism means a great deal, and Hood's
Sargaparllla does it.
THE DEFENDANTS' ANSWERS
Oroton HrhlKo Company and
Town of Hnittleboro
He ply t the HIH T Ciimplnl"! of Hie
llralllrliurn Street Ilnllronil Coniiiin
...Claim Thry Were Wot It.spoiisllile
for Oelny In "til iR Main
The Oroton Bridge company and the se
lectmen of Brattleboro have prepared their
answers to tho bill of complaint of the
Brattleboro Street Railroad company, they
being the defendants In a suit brought by
the railroad company last December to re
cover $1000 damages for the delay In com
pleting the Iron bridge across Whetstone
brook at Main street. The answers, drawn
up by Hasklns it Schwenk, solicitors
for the defendants, are voluminous, com
prising 27 pages of legal note paper, type
written. The railroad company stated that It be
lieved tho selectmen and the bridge com
pany were negligent in the performance of
their duty, that they used improper mate
rial, employed Incompetent men, etc., that
the selectmen were negligent in not push
ing the work by compelling the bridge
company to carry out Us contract In a busi
nesslike manner, and that by reason of
such neglect the railroad company's busi
ness was greatjy damaged.
The answer of the selectmen embraces
at the beginning the entire contract of the
town of Brattleboro, the village of Brat
tleboro and the selectmen with tho Street
Railroad company, and avers that other
than as therein stated no further or great
er rights to use the streets, highways and
bridge have ever been granted to the rail
road company nor have they been acquired
in, any manner whatever. It also avers
that under that agreement the rights as
granted to tho company are in no respect
exclusive to said company, nor greater or
paramount to, but simply co-extenslve
with the rights and privileges of all and
every of the Inhabitants of this and every
other state to use for passing and re pass
ing on foot and with carriages and teams
"along, through and over the same."
The selectmen aver that the abutments
for the bridge were not fully erected and
the stone work completed on the Jay named
In the contract, but that the failure of the
contractors to complete their contract on
that day was in no manner due to any act
or omission of the town of Brattleboro or
Its selectmen, nor was such a claim ever
made by the contractors. The delay "was
for causes and circumstances that arose
during the prosecution of said work, abso
lutely and entirely beyond their control,
as subsequently appeared before disinter
ested arbitrators, mutually chosen to deter
mine that question, as between said town
of Brattleboro, Its selectmen, and said
Ward it Douglas, contractors."
The selectmen aver that the contract
with the bridge company was that they
should have the bridge ready for travel
within 40 days from the date when the
stone abutments were ready to receive the
bridge. The abutments were not ready
until Sept. 1. Owing to the fact that a
circus company was advertised to exhibit
on Sept. 17, the annual exhibition of the
Valley Fair Association was advertised for
Sept. 28 and 29, the defendants were
desirous of accommodating the railroad
company in running its cars the entire
length of its line so as to avoid transfering
at the bridge the passengers which it was
expected the railroad would carry, large
numbers both to the circus and the Valley
Fair exhibition at large profit, the select
men made another contract with the bridge
company by the terms of which the com
pany should begin laying the bridge Oct.
3, the company agreeing to construct a
false work for the use of the railroad com
pany. The bridge company began work again
on Oct. 3 according to their contract, but
the contract was not completed until Dec.
7, while It should have been completed
Nov. 13. This, tho selectmen claim, was
not duo to any act or omission of the town
of Brattleboro, nor docs the Groton Bridge
company claim that its failure to complete
the bridge on Nov. 13, was due, in any re
spect, to any act or omission on the part of
the town of Brattleboro, Its selectmen, ser
vants or agents.
The selectmen further aver that all in
terruptions In the business of the railroad
company occasioned by tho building of the
bridge, were common to all persons having
occasion for the use of a bridge across
Tho answer of the Groton Bridge com
pany denies that It was negligent in the
erection of the bridge, that it was not
equipped with suitable tools, that It did not
use sultablo material and that its workmen
were inefficient. It says that after Its
drawings of tho bridge and material had
been approved by the engineer of the town
of Brattleboro it contracted for the mate
rial with companies In Philadelphia, highly
reliable and responsible and with an un
questioned reputation for promptness and
despatch in tho performance of all their
undertakings. This material was to be
shipped to Groton where It was to be
dressed and fitted and then shipped to
The bridge company avers that by rea
son of causes and circumstances absolute
ly beyond their control the material was
not shipped to Groton from Philadelphia
with the promptness that might reasonably
bo expected from such highly reliable con
cerns, and that there were delays In trans
portation both between Philadelphia and
Groton and Groton and Brattleboro, which
the bridge company had no power or au
thority to remedy. It avers that its shops
were run both day and night after the ma
ter al was received and that the fitted ma
terial was shipped to Brattleboro with all
The bridge company, for further an
swer, avers that the workmen In the roll
Ing mills wero unable to run full time In
July and August, 189S, on account of tho
ntensoly hot weather and that they (the
bridge company) were unable to get their
orders filled elsewhere on account of the
large business in Iron and steel which was
thrown upon the market at that time, due
In no small degree to the war of the Unit
ed States with the kingdom of Spain.
Trk?enM'M C'ara May"ard. Mrs. Spencer
Men A. A. Edson, II. B. Hodeklns 11 tr m.
nard, Dr. O. N. Itlch'mond, y'
The government 3 per cent bonds sold
yesterday at 103 1-1. They were original
ly sold to the "common people" at par i
the expectation that they would be held
by them, aud that thereby a livelier Inter,
est In the government, Its credit and hon
est money would bo scattered amonc the
people. But of the $200,000,000 IssneVl
over $00,000,000 Is now heidbyThe natkml
al banks alone, and nobody knows how
much more by Insurance and other trust
institutions. At present quotations the Is
sue would have brought $10,500 000 L
than it dld.-Sprlngfleld RepuwTn. re
We wish to say a word In regard to the Monroe
Drue company, manufacturers of Putnam Fade!
ess Dyes. They not only make the besides ot
the market and give you the most for youmon
ey, but they actually pay the printer In advZe
The Brooks Ilouse Tharmacy are their agents
WITH THE BOLDIERB IN CUBA.
Corporal Tucker Writes About Itrrent
Kxperletices Uxprcla to He Mustered
Out In Sew York.
Col. G. II. Iiond received another letter
this week from Corporal A. J. Tucker, one
of whoso letters was published in The
Phoenix a few weeks ago. It Is dated la
tanzas, Cuba, March 12 , Corporal Tucker
says a cablegram has been received at head
quarters stating that the Berlin will arrive
there In a few days to tako the reeimentto
New York to be mustered out. "The Ber
lln,"hesys,"Is the boat I understand Gen.
Alger had fitted up to Impress the natives
with on his junketing trip. I think her
name has been changed." He tells about
visiting the San Carlos cemetery and says
that the graves of the notables are separate
from those of the common folk and are
marked by handsome marble monuments,
while those of the "plain people" are mark
ed by wooden or mctalllccrosses and wreaths
of beads. He visited the tombs where
vaults aro rented by friends of deceased
persons. These tombs are about 20 feet
under the surface. When the rent ceases
to bo forthcoming the bodies arc taken
from tho vaults and dumped Into a "bone
yard" without ceremony. Another place
of Interest Is a cave on the San Juan river,
which Is a part of an extinct volcano. Since
Corporal Tucker has been In Cuba the mer
cury on two or three days has dropped as
low as 50 above zero. On those days,
which seem comfortable to the Americans
the natives bundle themselves up or go
shivering about the streets. Corporal Tuck
er was one of 10 men who suppressed a
strike among the laborers a few days ago.
Their orders were: "suppress the mob at
all hazards and take not less than five Cuban
lives for every one American". The strik
ers fled to the woods without giving the sol
diers an opportunity to carry out their ord
ers. PHATT, WKIOIIT & CO.'S BUSINESS
To lie Cloaril Out at n Mitrked.Itou n
fenle $.0,000 Worth of Custom and
Iteaily .Unite CIollilliR mill Ftlrillllilnc;t
al a Illount of 'J ."5 to no I'er Cent.
The advertisement which occupies the
12th page of The Phienix today marks
the beginning of the end of a clothing firm
which has held a prominent place in Brat
tleboro trade over 45 years. C. A. Harris
and W. H. Brackett, the administrators of
the estate of the late O. D. Esterbrook,
who had been the sole owner of the Pratt,
Wright it Co. business the past ten years,
have decided to close out the firm's entire
stock, which represents an investment of
$50,000. This Is said to be the largest
stock between Springfield and Montreal.
In order to dispose of the stock as expe
ditiously as possible they have cut prices
25 to 50 per cent on every article in the
The store will be closed on Saturday,
Monday and Tuesday, aud on Wednesday
It will be opened with an extra force of
salesmen. Tho prices on all goods will be
marked in plain figures. The manage
ment of the business during the closing
out sale will be in the hands of E. J. Fen
ton, who has been the head clerk In the
store, and who is a young man of excellent
ability, who has the entire confidence of
the administrators and of patrons of the
The reputation of Pratt, Wright & Co.
in the past is a sufficient guarantee of the
quality of the goods which will be sold.
The firm has never bought cheap goods,
declining always to enter into competition
with low-priced shoddy sales, and buying
only those things which were of recognized
merit. This statement applies to all de
partments of the business custom cloth
ing, ready made clothing, men's furnish
ings, etc. The firm has built far more
than a local reputation in its customs de
partment, former customers from Califor
nia, Texas, and In fact all parts of the
country, ordering clothing from former
measurements, while there has been a
large sale far beyond the territory com
monly known as tributary to Brattleboro.
A rare opportunity Is presented to get
high grade goods at the price of inferior
ones, and customers will make purchases
with confidence, remembering the reputa
tion which Pratt, Wright A- Co. won by
honest dealings and by handling hiah
grade goods, and that this sale Is a gen
uine closing out one for the purpose of
closing up an estate.
PLAYING FOR DIAMONDS.
l lnal Itomul lteacheil In the Vermont
Wheel CIul, Tournament.
VenunnAv. tb.e Preliminary games in the
lui UeeI chlb tournament were
play Saturday, resulting as follows: Pool,
Lr.m?1?"75' Uarry rratt57; four
Mmer""SrJPr- El S JIUDS 103,'L.a
to ,,f,ni,.r We,n t0 reach th flnal
Th tMmmkS are aS ,oll:
Three ball billiards A. E. Wood 00 T
00 C F BhA H- 2 tt SSk&
uu, O. r. Bingham 55.
75 STv tM Dugan F' E- Robertson
finah:S BameS haV been in the
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winnlncr on iian.n..n
Marrch3trrnament lo end
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small house. The ?ave,nport 8
have been living In the SnnM.mlly, who
bave moved to Stockwell'sP dlDg h0USe
8potTdMe'sCMnn,8a'W ,80me ,,vely
wer e exbKn? of FiV&t
wishes to have li ,S ? V b.Ut ,Mr' Mette
llniul. m. .
tnatcanVHLf?'.at.y crse of cats
v i "'"' Catarrh Ch,
Wr, the underelened I...A P" Toledo- -Jrt
torSSSTZter- J- Cheney
. . uiicnicv pn ti
West ,(-Tn.,.. .... . . '
WiujinoVkwSak m Dru', Toledo O
lts. Tolido,NofN' & MARm Wholesale Drug.'
iuo i system. Price 7S cents 1 , "ace of
leoplewho have xa iiTi positively cure it
ttofi worth. T&tft1
: Knteht "' r." 001. knight
Petten iu. T.-; r. UJ. wood 140,
rati it iJi iikm SmM''-M i
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