Newspaper Page Text
THE VERMONT PHOENIX, BRATTLEBORO, FRIDAY, JULY 21, 1899
0 ffcriwmt J(finik.
Wexk Endiho Thursday Evknino, July 20, 1609.
U 89.80 7t I
51 i S. IS
29 S( 07
"29 70 IF
193 E8 3
18 ,29.78, 75 82
19 (29.77j 09 . 79
20 '89.79 "ciT 75
If your watch or clock Is out of repair leave
It at C. W. Sawyer's, opposite American House,
Marcus Ward & Co.'s ltoyal Irish linen station
ery at Clapp and Jones's.
Beautiful framed pictures at low pi Ices.
Clapp & Jones.
Waterman fountain pens the best. Full as
sortment at Cupp & Jokes.
Have your pictures framed at Clapp & Jones's.
Popular sheet music and books. Strings for all
Instruments and musical supplies at Clapp &
Carefully done Preparation for examinations a
specialty. Christa M. Park, 18 Cbapin Street.
A pamphlet fully explaining the principles and
methods of Osteopathic practice will be sent to
nny address on application by postal card or
othe rwlse to Dr. C. G. Wheeler, 32 North Main
street, Brattleboro, Vt.
Miss Park's Private School,
Forallages. lSChopIn street, Prepares for public
schools, business, or college. Opens Sept. 4,
G. P. Miller, Ouilford, Vt. Terms: $10 per
day. Including book-keeper and 50 posters. Or
ders can be left with 8. W. Edgett& Co., 01 Main
street, Brattleboro, Vt.
II. R. Brown took a party from airs.
Klrkland'a to SnnfTnnl lalro
Both of Mr. Brown's tally-hos went to
Tt ft n . .
x-ine urove springs mis morning to carry
a largo party to Walpole, N. II.
Mrs. Helen T. Brigbam, the well-known
Spiritualist, will give a lecture at Brook
side Park at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon,
and at 4 Leitsinger's orchestra will give a
free open air concert.
The body of George W. Kenney, 80,
was brought here from Perklnsvlllo yes
terday afternoon for hnrlnl In iha Prn.
pect Hill cemetery. Mr. Kenney was a
gmuuiaiuer 01 mrs. uuaries jMeweu 01 tuis
town, and had spent nearly all of his life
Dan Stolte, Leroy Corser, Theodore
Adams and Junius Chase brought in
about 20 nnnnilq nf M'ipir Tmo,l.
the result of a day's fishing at Spofford
lake. The largest iish tipped the scales at
about 2 1-2 pounds. J. II. Perry caught
15 pounds at West river one day this week.
Justice Merriflcld rendered his decision
yesterday in the suit of Carl Schorling
agaiusb vjuaries uean, sr., town 01 UralUe-
boro. trustee. t.O rpcnwr tllA nmniinf nf o
meat bill of $14. Judgment is found for
the plaintiff to recover tho amount of the
bill and Uie trustee Is holdcn for the
Carl F. Cain, who worked for several
months in the tailoring department of
l'rau, wrigut & uo.'s store and since then
has been employed at his trade In Cam
bridge, Mass., will open a custom tailoring
establishment Monday in the rooms at
in Main street, formerly occupied by Gor
The meeting of .the members of Com-
pany I at. the armory, which was to have
Dcen on Wednesday evening, has been
postponed to 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon.
when the boys are expected to sign the
pay rons preparatory to receiving pay
from the time they enlisted in Brattleboro
to tne date of going to Camp Olympia.
Charles Miner is to arrange his pine and
maple groves in West Brattleboro for pic
nic grounds. Ho has recently cut off a
part of his pine timber, leaving about a
quarter of an acre for the uso of picnick
ers. He'has dug out a spring of very cold
water in his inaplo grove a short distance
away and he will build a board walk from
the pine grove to the spring.
Chas. E. Eddy and Miss Alice E. Camp
bell, both of Arlington, were married at
the home of the bride's uncle and aunt,
Mr. and Mrs. II. A. Miller, at 0 Cottage
street Wednesday afternoon, the ceremony
being performed by Kev. II. It. Miles of
the Congregational church. Mr. and Mrs.
Eddy left for a short wedding trip before
returning to their home in Arlington,
The officers of the local commandery,
United Order of Golden Cross, were in
stalled in Grange hall last evening. James
Carruthers of Rutland, grand commander,
and Henry B. Smith of Chester, grand
keeper of records, were present and made
remarks upon the history of the order and
its growth and outlook in this state. Re
marks were also made by local grand
officers. The exercises were preceded by
a musical program of an hour's duration.
Many people have been attracted by the
unique display in Morse & Simpson's south
show window this week. The central flg
uro is a large doll, representing an angel,
suspended in mid-air and carrying in her
arms a "horn of plenty" which is covered
with flowers and is lighted by au Invisible
electric bulb. Falling from the horn of
plenty into a bowl are the letters "e-o-m-f-o-r-t,"
representing a feature of the Jen
ness Miller shoe which the display Is de
signed to advertise. A pretty effect is pro
duced In the evening by the use of red
Iteath or Maurice II. Illeclns.
Maurice H. Hiegins, aged 30 years and
eight months, died Thursday morning at
the home of his mother, Mrs. Mary Hlg
gins, afieran Illness of six months. He
was at work as clerk In a hotel at Clare
montlast winter when he was attacked
with grip. This was followed by typhoid
fever and later by consumption, He came
to his home here In February, and had
failed steadily since then. After attend
ing the parochial school he began work at
the Brooks House as bell boy. He went
from here to the Hotel Hamilton at Hoi
yoke, ne was then employed at Wey
mouth, Mass., and from that place came
back to Brattleboro to spend a short time.
In the five years previous to his Illness
he had been employed In hotels at Clare
mont Junction and Claremont. He Is sur
vived by his mother, three sisters, Abble,
Mary and Kate, and brother, P, J. Hig
gins, the well-known clerk at the Brattle
boro House. Mr. Hlgglns had many
warm friends, not only In Brattleboro, but
In the several towns where he had been
employed, and his death will bring sincere
SOrrOW to them. Tim fnnnrol will . l.nl.l
-- - HHUtaB ttl IJ WUIU
at the Roman Catholic church Saturday
morning at 0 o'clock.
II. II. Hackloy entertained his Sunday
school class at Sunset lake Friday and Sat
urday. The mall from Chesterfield, N. II.,
which formerly reached here at 8:30 r. M.,
will hereafter arrlvo at 0 o'clock.
Rev. Georgo Edward Martin of Philadel
phia, Pa.,wlll occupy the pulpit of the Con
gregational church Sunday, August 27.
S. W. Edgett & Co. have sold for Wil
liam Baker of Boston a large otanse grove
In Bartow, Fla., to W. S. Hastings of
J. O. Smith sold his pair of so called
"Arabian" horses to J. W. Shlpinau, pro
prietor of tho Uncle Tom's Cabin company
which exhibited here last week.
There was an attendance of about 40 t
tho Red Men's fish supper Friday evening.
An interesting program was carried out,
tho festivities closing about 1 o'clock.
The sacred concert which was to have
been given at Brooksldo Park Sunday af
ternoon by Leitsinger's orchestra was
postponed on account of tho stormy
Mrs. E. R. Dlmlck of Brooklyn, N.
Y., who Is now at her summer home In
Halifax, came to Brattleboro Monday to
have a needle point removed from her
thumb. The point was broken off In the
end of her thumb Ave weeks ago and It
was removed from tho third joint, having
traversed the entire lengtir of the thumb.
C. F. Thompson has adjusted the loss on
the farm buildings of Jerry Dodge in Dutn
merston, which were burned last week, at
$503.58, in the Vermont Mutual and
Union Mutual Flro Insuranco companies.
He has also adjusted the loss on tho David
Bemts farm buildings and contents, burn
ed last week In Townshend, at $1052, In
the Vermont Mutual.
The funeral of the late James II. Capen,
who died last Wednesday, was held from
his homo in Ccntervllle Saturday afternoon
at 2 o'clock. Tho services were wholly In
charge of Beauseant Commandery, Knights
Templar, about 25 members of the order
attending. Several selections were sung
by Frank II. Brasor. Tho burial was In
Prospect Hill cemetery. The bearers were
J. Henry Pratt, I. D. Bailey, U. E. Tay
lor, W. H. Vinton, A. W. Crouch and C.
Harry Pike was arrested by Chlef-of-Po-Hce
Hall Saturday night on a complaint
charging him with selling intoxicating
liquor at the night lunch room. The pro
prietor of the lunch room was arrested In
January on a disclosure, and Pike, who
was then employed In tho room, was to
have been arrested, but he left the state
and has remained away ever since, except
Sundays, until Saturday night. The trial
of the case against Pike was continued
until July 28, and Pike was released on
Arthur Adams, who lives In district No.
0, killed a fox with a charge from a shot
gun Tuesday at a distance of 15 rods and
six feet while the fox was running at full
speed. Adams was out back of his barn
hunting for woodchucks with which to
feed his six young foxes when he saw the
old fox coming toward him, about 70 rods
away. The fox discovered Adams before
he was near enough to present a good
mark and turned to run. Adams deter
mined to take his chances, however, and
brought down the animal.
George Harris of West Brattleboro was
run over by a team and seriously injured
about 1 o'clock Saturday In front of nol
den's drug store. He stepped off tho side
walk to board an electric car just in time
to be struck by Uie horse's shoulder, neither
Mr. Harris nor the driver of the horso see
ing the other. Mr. Harris was thrown to
the ground, his face striking the macadam,
and one wheel passed over him. His feet
were caught by tho rear wheel and he was
thrown completely over, again striking on
his shoulder, which was broken some time
ago and which had not wholly united, ag
gravating that Injury. One ear was lacer
ated, a long gash was cut on one sldo of
his face and ho was bruised in several
places. He was rendered unconscious and
remained so for 15 minutes or more.
The J. W. Shipman company lured two
large audiences to its presentation of Uncle
Tom's Cabin Friday and Saturday even
ings at Brookslde Park. The largo tent
was filled each night, many people being
unable to get seats. The entertainment
itself was at par with the" presentations of
Uncle Tom's Cabin which have been given
here recently. The small stage and tho
primitive scenery added very little to the
work of the actors, most of them being
second or third rate "stars." Some of the
situations were a strain upon the imagina
tion. The defects In tho performance
were concealed In a great measure, how
ever, by the comic song sellers and the
lemonade and candy dispensers who did a
rushing business among the audience dur
ing the touching scenes of the play. The
company gave a street parado Friday noon
and band concerts in front of the town
hall Friday and Saturday evenings before
The suit of John B. Manley against Har
riet Barden, to recover the prlco of a bicy
cle, was tried before Justice Merrlfield
Monday, the testimony and arenments oc
cupying a large part of the day. The evi
dence tended to show that Miss Barden
bought the wheel of Manley In April with
the understanding that she was to pay $5
a month until It was paid for. She made
the May payment, but about the middle of
June sho returned the wheel for a now
rear tire, claiming that the old ono was
porous. Manley refused to replace the
tire without pay for it so Miss Harden loft
tho wheel. The plaintiff claimed that the
tiro was all right when first sold, but that
it had become porous by being improperly
used. The defendant denied that the
wheel had .been improperly used and
claimed In reply to the allegation that it
had been ridden by men that there should
bo no difference in the tires whether they
are for men's or women's wheels. H. G.
Barber appeared for tho plaintiff and Klt
tredge Hasklns for the defendant.
Iiigalls Not Guilty of Fraud.
Tl. T,. Tnrralla. whn loft It
April, 1898, without paying his creditors
And wlin ixrna nrrofltoil In Vnrlltn
Mass., last week, was taken before the
district court In Greenfield Friday to an
swer to the charge of attempting to de
fraud W. E. Wood, of the Mansion nouse,
Greenfield, out of a bill of $40.
Ingalls had been a guest of the house at
t.wn norlofla TirAvtntia tn .Tuna fl an,l
paid his board up to that time. 'lie then
returned and stayed until about 2 o'clock
In llm tnnrnlnor .Tnlv A tvltan a,i,ll
- - D , J -J " ...... j pvwiuiug
to the evidence, he left, bag and baggige,
without saying good-by or paying his bills.
Bills havo been presented to him from time
to time by the clerk of the hotel, and
finally he promised to send a check for the
amount. No money came and after some
Inquiry Ingalls was located at, Northamp
ton and arrested. Ho claimed that he bad
no intention t)f defrauding Mr. Wood;
that he intended to pay his bills, but didn't
havo the money. He recited a glib story
about his good intentions, but could not
answer satisfactorily the questions put to
him as to the reasons of his leaving the
hotel without giving notice and of leaving
the bill unpaid. The court decided that
tho evidence did not sustain the charge of
fraud and discharged tho prisoner. Mr.
Wood accepted $35 In settlement of the
bill, friends of Ingalls being present to
help him out of his scrape.
Tho service In tho Universalis! church
next Sunday will be tho last until Sept. 1,
tho pastor being given a vacation of five
Col. Klttredge Ilasklns has accopted an
Invitation to deliver tho address before tho
Vermont Officers' Reunion society at New
port, Aug. 20.
The work of laying the second floor of
J. G. Ullery's now block is now -In pro
gress. The brick walls havo been built up
some dlstanco abovo tho second floor.
Manager Uonkel of tho local telephone
exchange established a class F exchange In
South Londonderry Tuesday to connect on
the proposed now lino from Brattleboro to
Thayer & Roll do aro putting up a steel
celling in the store formerly occupied by
Pratt, Wright & Co. The basement has
been sheathed In hard pine, and the store
has been repaired extensively.
Major J. G. Estey. who was elected a
member of the school board Tuesday night,
has written to the school district clerk de
clining to accept tbo position. There Is
talk of ca.llng a special meeting to elect a
The workmen employed in paving De
pot street have been delayed this week be
cause of the Inability to get a sufficient
number of paving stones from tho West
Dummerston quarry to keep them supplied.
Tho work is nearly done, however.
The electric carj were delayed nearly an
hour Tuesday evening by the breaking of
the trolley wiro near the Main street switch.
The accident occurred between 10 and 11
o'clock, and many people weto kept from
coming home from Brooksldq Park until
The third meeting of tho creditors of So
phia L. Van Doom was held In the pro
bate ofilco Wednesday. Several claims
were presented and allowed. The assignees
filed their account. Tho preferred claims,
amounting to $50, were paid and a divi
dend of 20 per cent was declared on the
claims not preferred.
About 20 members of the Epworth
leaguo spent Wednesday at Sunset lake,
leaving tho Methodist church about 8
o'clock in the morning and returning at 0
o'clock in the evening. Their headquar
ters were at the Crowell and Hescock cot
tages. Dinner was served at noon, and
the rest of tho day was spent in boating,
Plans Mid specifications were received
this week by Gen. G. II. Bondt chairman
of the committee, for the carriage for the
20-pounder Parrott gun which the govern
ment has given to Sedgwick Grand Army
post. The gun has arrived at tho freight
yard and will be set up on the common as
soon as the carriage can be built. It will
be set In front of the soldiers' monument
and will point from It, signifying protec
tion to the monument.
Tho pavement In tho north gutter of
Elliot street, which was put In three weeks
ago by local workmen, was torn up yester
day and relaid by tho men from Webster,
Mass., who are paving Depot street. The
stones were not properly laid, tho outside
being too low and the inside too high.
Tho cost to tho town for the extra work
will not be heavy, inasmuch as the pavers
were Idle on account, of not having stones
enough to complete their job on Depot
At a special session of the supreme court
in Burlington Tuesday Judge H. H.
Wheeler was appointed chairman of a com
mission to determine at what point the
Rutland-Canadian and the Central Ver
mont railroads shall cross In Burlington.
The other commissioners are James E.
Chllds, general manager of the New York,
Ontario and Western railroad, Thomas
Tato of tho Canadian-Pacific road, Percl
val W. Clement, vice president of tho
Rutland-Canadian road, and E. H. Fitz
hugh, general manager of the Central
Judge J. M. Tyler filed his decision
Wednesday in the suit of Mcrrlman & Til
den of Hinsdale, N. II., against W. II. &
E. S. Minor of Brattleboro, which suit
was brought to recover $40 for castings al
leged to have been furnished the defend
ant from December, 1801, to November,
1805, also a balance of $0.32 due the
plaintiffs on an old account. Tho defend
ants claimed that they did not order or re
ceive the castings, but that the castings
were received by tho Valley Machine com
pany. Tho plaintiffs claimed that tho
Valley Machine company was W. II. & E.
S. Minor. The plaintiffs Introduced a let
ter from W. H. & E. S. Minor In which
the latter admitted that there was a bal
ance due from them of $9.30. Judge
Tyler's declslou allows the plaintiffs to re
cover tho old account, with Interest,
amounting to $11.80, but ho disallows tho
account of $49. Inasmuch aj W. n. & E.
S. Minor went on record as saying that the
Valley Machine company received tho cast
ings the plaintiffs will bring suit against
the company to recover pay for them.
Victims of the Cup nt West Iliiiumers
ton. Two trials for intoxication and one for
disturbance of the peace were held at West
Dummerston Tuesday, Deputy Sheriff
Starkcy making the arrests and State's At
torney Barber conducting the prosecutions.
The trials were held before Justlco T. J.
B. Cudworth In the office at the granite
quarry. Tho first trial was that of Albert
Lundgeren, who was arrested on a state's
attorney's complaint charging him with
being intoxicated on July 15. Lundgeren
pleaded guilty and ho was fined $5 and
costs, amounting to $10.71, which ho paid.
Ho stated that he came to Brattleboro on
that day to assist In transferring some
granite blocks on the narrow gaugo cars
and that he spent his leisure time at the
brewery. Timothy Shea pleaded guilty to
being Intoxicated on July 15, and he was
unea ?o anu costs, amounting to $10.71,
which he paid. Shea was also arrested on
a state's attorney's comDlalntchareinirhlm
with disturbing the peace by assaulting
anu uuaung xjunugeren juiy 10. lie
pleaded guilty and was fined $5 and costs,
amounting to $10.71, which ho paid. Both
men aro etnpioyea at tue granite quarry.
Dentil of Mrs. Ask Gllkey.
Elizabeth E. Harris, 48, wife of Asa
uuaey, meu ai uer nome on (Jliapln street
early Wednesday morning from an affec
tion of the heart after an illness of about
three weeks. Mrs. Gllkey had been In
noor health for admit fnnr vain 1ml 1,0.1
Beetned to be Improving up to the time of
her last Illness, The funeral was held this
arternoon at 2:30 o'clock, Rev. II. R.
Miles of the Congregational church officiat
ing. Mrs. Gllkoy was born In Gill, Mass., In
1851. the daughter of flamnnl ami TCnnlnn
(Carevl Harris. Rim llvoil I n Hi at tnmn
until she was 17, when her parents moved
10 urange, uass. one was married to Mr.
Gllkey In Brattleboro In 1873 and had
lived hero ever since with tho exception of
four years, when she and her husband
lived In Bernardston, Mass. Her husband
was managing farmer at tho Retreat sev
eral years. Sho leaves beside her hus
band ono daughter, Miss Edith Gllkoy,
who lives at home. Mrs. Gllkey was a
quiet, home-loving woman who had tho
love and respect of a large circle of friends.
Sho had borne the suffering during the last
years of her life with fortitude, and had
gained the admiration of all those about
her by her cheerful and uncomplaining
A 65-0ENT TAX VOTED
At tho Annual AIoqMiik
School District No. 2.
J. ry Kstey Elected 11 Member of the
Prudential Committee for Three Venr
All the Old Mincers Ite-electeil.
All the business of tho annual meeting
of school district No. 2 was transacted In
loss than 20 minutes at the High school
room at 8 o'clock Tuesday evening. The
voters of tho district paid little attention
to the warning for tho meeting as no busi
ness out of the ordinary was mentioned
thorcln, and only about 40 persons were
present. District Clerk S. W. Kimball
read tho warrant, after which L. F. Adams
was elected moderator on motion of C. F.
S. W. Kimball was reelected clerk. O.
F. Thompson moved that J. Gray Estey be
elected a member of the prudential com
mittee for three years. Dr. Hamilton
thought, In view of tho difficulty experienc
ed a year ago In securing a prudential com
mittee, that It would bo well to know
whether Mr. Estey would serve. Mr.
Thompson was unablo to give any Informa
tion on that point. Mr. Estey was elected.
G. C. Averill, Dr. H. D. Uolton and R. ti.
Gordon were reelected treasurer, auditor
and collector respectively, and Mr. Gor
don's salary was fixed at $300, tho satno as
The question under artlclo 4, to deter
mine tho number of schools the district
would havo the ensuing year and to see
how long they should continue, was left
to the dlscctlon of tho committee. This
vote was rescinded under article 0, Col.
Klttredge Hasklns making the motion at
tho suggestion of C. II. Thompson, who
said that tho commlttco would have to
comply with the statutes In any event.
Col. Hasklns stated that the law required
the schools to keep at least 28 weeks in
order to be entitled to a part of tho public
money, and he moved that the district
maintain at least 20 schools of three
terms each, each term to continue not less
than 12 weeks, 20 being tho number of
school salready maintained. The motion
C. F. Thompson moved that the district
continue to receive tuition scholars on tho
same terms as heretofore. Under artlclo 7
C. F. Thompson moved that the matter of
employing a supervisor bo left to the dis
cretion of the committee. Mr. Thompson
alsO niOVPd Hint llm miller ,,f n. ..!.,!.,..
a music teacher be left discretionary with
the committee. The motion was carried In
Article eight was: "To raise money
necessary to ueiray mo expenses of
thO district fnr tlirt Anai. Inn It
---- - -'. V- VUSUIUfJ JClll.
The moderator rallnt attpntlnn tn
the fact that the. committee had recom-
menueu a tax or Oj cents, which was 10
teuis more man last year. U. F. Thomp
son moved that a 05 cent tax be raised
Col. Hasklns offered An -imnnilmont nr
viding that the tax be mado payable on de
mand. S. B. Emerson asked why tho extra tax
" ntcessary anu u. 11. motnpson re
plied that some of the expenditures of tho
yiioi. jcar were maae witii me moral cer
laiuiy uiai uie uistrici would win its law
SUit With tllft town tllalrlpt rchlM, cult In
votved a larite. sum nt
thatuit been lost to tho Incorporated dis
trict iultu woum nave oeen a ueuclt at the
end Of tllA VMP. Mr Trtrtinnivr. I.I l.
uuiiipjuu oaiu 1 iiau
In 1805 the district received about $4000
as us snare 01 state school moneys and In
1800 about $5000. 'The money was then
divided on the ratio of attendance. The
last legislature revised the school law,
dividing the nubile mnnw In thn ft,,ra
tho ratio of tho number of legal schools, so
that, hpplnnlnp tlila tl.n .1 l.t
, .n -. j . , uu U19UII.U)
share will be only about $1500. After that
uAymuuuuu 11. was voieu 10 raiso tno tax
recommended by the committee, and the
STRIKERS' PLACES TAKEN
ItyMru Neut Here Frnut Hi. Alhnus II)
the G'cutrnt Vermont Hnllroad Com.
. Tho strike of the transfer force of the
freight depot, which threatened for a time
to brim? the work in tlm frolcht vml m
stop, has proved less difficult to handlo
uinu was ai iirsi supposed, tuo work Of
transferring freight from narrow gauge to
broad gaugo cars is now going on regular
ly, although It is being done by a force of
new men. Practically no freight was
transferred last Friday and Saturday, and
very nine was moven Monday, but the de
lay was not serious as none of tho freight
was of a perishable nature. A gang of
men was sent here last Saturday morning
from tho West Dummerston quarries to
lane 1110 places ot the transfer force, but
they refused to work when thoy learned
tllfi Situation. Anntliar fnma prlnA.l
- ...... aw,u .4I(;U
Monday morning from St. Albans, but
most 01 mein returned on uie next train
when thev fnnnd hnw mntfnr. atnnA A
second lot came from St. Albans Tuesday
and a part of them are nqw working. Tho
reimunuer 01 me present lorce is made up
of local men. Depot Master E. F. Brooks
feels confident he can secure enough men
iu carry on me woric regularly, and he
has madft n. nnlHvn atatAtnnnt that nna
of the old form will )n tnlton lMr .Qan-
erai ot tue strikers have already found em
ployment in oinor towns.
OHOHOn AND SOCIETY.
Kbt, N. A. Wood of West Brattleboro will ad
dress the Y. M C. A. meeting on the common
at 4 o'clock Sunday aftrnoou.
Miss Minnie Dietrich, delegate to the Interna-
tionai uunuun toawivor convention In Detroit,
will make her report to the Baptist Christian
E.nueavur Bocieiy next cunuay evening.
A regular meeting of the Woman's Itellef come
i 1 uo ueia next mursaar evening, tne S7tn.
Business of importance, for the good of the order,
will be transacted, Refreshments will be served.
Unltailan church. I lev. E. Q R.Osgood, pastor.
Services every Bunday at 10:30 A. m. Sunday
Bchool at 11:43 a, u. Theme for next Sunday:
"Wisdom's Message to the Soul." All are wel
come. The Woman's auxiliary of the Y. M. O. A. will
hold a lawn tea on the grounds of II. E. Bond,
Wednesday evening from 6 to 8. If the evening
proves stormy it will be held the following even
ing. A supper consisting of rolls, cold meats,
salads, cake, coffee and ices will be served.
Services at the Adventlst church next Sunday
as uual. Prayer meeting at 10:43. Sunday
reboot at 13 11, At 2:30 Uie pastor will deliver Uie
eighth sermon In the series of "What AdventlsU
Believe," Children's meeting at 6:30. Loyal
Workers' prayer meeting at (1:30. Preaching at
7:30. Subject, ' The Qolden Ituie," Illustrated on
the blackboard. The Thunberg sisters will sing.
All are welcome.
First Baptist church, Rev. P. E. Marble, Ph. D.,
pastor. Morning worship, 10:50 a. u, Theme,
"For Revenue Only." Sunday school at noon.
Christian Endeavor meeting at the close of the
vesper serv ce. Vesper service at 6 o'clock. This
wilt be the third In the series upon "Banner
Hymns," the special toplo being 'Tones By the
Way." great hymns upon great themej, such
as ''Eln Feste Burg," the traveler's hymn:
"From Greenland's Icy Mountain," the mission
ary hymn; "My Country 'Tis of Thee," the pa.
triot'H hymn; "Onward, Christian 8oldier," the
Bold tor's hymn; "Jesus Lover of My Soul," the
Organ, Grand Offertolre,
Chorus of Angela,
lint. n. M. TlrTr
Solo, God so Loved the World,
Mrs. L, M. Lawton,
Duet, Arise, Shine,
mrs. uiwion ana Mrs. isaay.
All seats free.
Remember these fanta mnrA fnr vmip mnnav
less trouble to use and each package colors at
fibres. Putnam FAriAlAaa rivAa anM at in ...I.
v hw.u v v t,VUM
per package by the Brooks House Pharmacy.
ELISI1A D. SMITH
Was n Frleml of the Poor mill Wn Act
ive In Kilucnlloiinl ninl Chnrltnble
An autopsy upon the body of Ellsha D.
Smith, tbo foremost citizen of Menasha,
Wis,, and a native and benefactor of Brat
tleboro, who died July 7, as told In The
Phoenix last Friday, showed that tho
cause of death was a cancerous growth In
the bowels. Mr. Smith had been 111 sev
eral months, but he was not confined to
his bed until tho Saturday before his death.
Tho city was deeply moved by the news of
Mr. Smith's death. Mayor Schoetz had
tho flag on tho city building placed at half
mast and then Issued a proclamation re
questing that alt business places tn the
city be closed during the hours of the fu
neral, that the fire department attond the
funeral tn a body and that all civic socle
tlci be represented as far as possible at the
The funeral was held In tho Congrega
tional church, tho front of which had been
transformed into a bower of floral beauty.
Tho casket was completely covered with
roses and carnations and there were many
magnificent floral pieces. A private car
carried tho officials of the Northwestern
Railway company to the city to attend the
funeral. The procession was fully a mile
long and consisted of 1000 men besides
many hacks and carriages and numerous
The Menasha Breeze of Sunday said in
part: "Tl.ere Is scarcely a feature In the
history of the city of Menasha that does
not, in some measure, bear the Impress of
the energy of Ellsha D. Smith. But there
Is a volume of unseen and unheard testi
mony that would, If It were brought to
light, tell a story that would crown his lifo
with a glory that belongs only to those
who have tasted the sweets of service In
tho namo of the King of Men. It was the
habit of Ellsha D. Smith to provide a fund
at the book stores, out of which the chil
dren of Menasha who could not buy books,
but were anxious to learn, could be sup
plied, lie delighted In distributing flour
and groceries where there was a lack, and
ho had It so arranged with a good angel of
the community that ho should not know to
whom the supplies were sent. Hundreds
of little ones In the community had their
feet warmly clothed In the winter and
their bodies warmed because of his good
heart, and they never knew from whom
the good came.
"No worthy need In the home or foreign
field ever went empty away from him. He
had served on the American Board of Mis
sions of the Congregational church, and
was looked upon as one of tho most desir
able counsellors and wisest directors, in
the home missionary enterprises he was
equally active, and he was a constant
friend of tho educational impulses of the
stale. Ho was ono of the trustees of ltlp-
ton college and had been associated in
much of the work of the Congregational
colleges and academics of Wisconsin."
A BIO FIRE AT BEHNAHDSTON.
The Crist mid Saw-Mill, Grain Kleva
tor anil llarn of Charles H. Barber
Ilurned Lou 3H5UO.
In the burning of the grist and saw-mill,
grain elevator and barn of Charles S. Bar
ber with all their contents, near tne arch
of the Boston & Maine railroad early Tues
day morning, Bernardston suffered the
greatest loss that ever occurred In that
town by tiro. Mr. uarber is engaged
In the graln-mlllinc and feed business.
and had just got well stocked for the
season. The loss he estimates at fSollU.
He is well Insured. Ho Is not discouraged
as ho opened for business Tuesday after
noon In the old steam mill near me depot,
and will bo prepared to supply the wants
of his customers there for the present.
The fire occurred about 4 o'clock. The
men of tho town quickly gathered with
pails and force pumps, in the lack of any
adequate means of fighting such a fire, but
the blaze was under too great Headway
The mill was destroyed, with an elevator
containing 3000 bushels of grain, and a
bam. The house, occupied oy w. a
Wrlcht. aud separated only by a narrow
driveway from tho barn, was only saved by
hard work. John W. Uhapin, wno occu
pled tho saw-mill, lost some machinery and
a quantity of wood and lumber, with no
Insurance. The Boston & Maine railroad
bridge was damaged somewhat, and the 0
o'clock express felt lis way vory cautiously
across It, Tho bridge is of stone, However,
which was not seriously affected by the
SODDEN DEATH OP W. H. HALL
A Former Teller at the People's IV n
itloital llank of Ilrattleboro.
William II. Hall was found dead in his bed in
his room at No. IS 1 2 Centre street, Rutland, at
about 7 o'clock Saturday evening. Mr. nail
seemed to be In his usual health Saturday and
was seen on Uie street at 5:30 o'clock. He had
been out walking with E. A. Lee and a man
named Bates tn the afternoon and had asked
mem to can ai nis rooms in uie evening. Hates
walked into Hall's bedroom at 7 o'clock and
rouna nis irtena lying on uis oea oreaining heav
ily. He at once ran fur a doctor and Dr. Tnnlol
came over in a few minutes, but Hall was dead
wnen ne arrived, ur, tianranan anu Health Ofll
cer Townsend arrived a few minutes later and all
the physicians agreed that Hall's death was due
to heart disease. The body was taken to the
home of Mr. Hall's sister- Mrs. J. F. Talc.
William II. Hall was the eldest son of the late
unaries nan ana was uorn in 1tut1anJ.Oct.il,
1859. He lived for several rears In Br&ttlehnm
where he worked as a bookkeeper and afterward
as leuer in me reopie'a national uanic. For the
nast ten years he hod lived In Rutland. He via
employed for several years as a bookkeeper for
juoseiey s, ouxiuaru ana tor me pasi lew years
had followed the profession of nursing. Mr, nail
leaves a motuer. airs, uuaries nan: a sister. Mra.
J, F. Talt, and a brother, F. A. Hall, .all ot Rut
land. THE RIFLE.
Pine (Jrove linage July 18,
Off Hand 200 Yahds.
French, 10 8 9 8 7 10 10 10 9 6 87
in lu 7 0 u 10 8 0 8 9-83
" 97090798 10 8-81
" 8 10 8 10 8 9 9 7 6 6-81
" 89790 10 988 6-80
The following score was made at 200
yards rest match, standard rest target, 12
ring, 1 1-2 Inch In diameter out of a pos
Knight, 11 13 12 13 13 12 12 12 12 12-119
DIBTlllCT N6. 0.
Tho roads, the bad roads, the rousrh
roads. It really seems as If the very stones
wouta cry out. rne roads In this section
are not a credit to a large town with wealth
and energy and able to employ skilled road
builders. Road repairing seems to ba out
of fashion in the outskirts of this town.
we ask what is the reason?
We offer ft 1 00 reward fni
- - j vwiw ui viataifu
that cannot be cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure.
F. J, CHENEY & CO., Toledo, O.
Wh th iindanlmiul V. I tit i i i
. 1 uaio iuuwu r. j. ijaeney
lur uie iai it years, ana Deueve mm perfectly
honorable In all bustneat transactions and flnan-
iMiijr nuio nj um-ry uufc any oougaiions made by
West &Tbuax, Wholesale Druegist. Toledo. O.
wltniGnV.uuHiu f ........ , 1 . 1. -1 ,
gists, Toledo, O. 8
Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken Internally, acting
directly upon the blood and mucoue surfaces of
the system. Testimonials sent free. Price 75
cents per bottle. Bold by all druggists.
. HalPa Family Pill am thn Iwur
Till, tvall IrnKm . k I . I .
Iron, combined with other tonics and a most per
fect nervine, are found In Carter's Iron Pills,
which strengthen the nerves and body, and lm.
prove the blood and complexion,
Of Ijocnl ami County Nows MiVt-
Sir. Moss ninl the ItnRgaRe Master.
Frank Moss, of counsel for the Mazot
coinmlttee( had a remarkable experience
during a recent visit to Vermont. Ho had to
change trains at Brattleboro and have his
trunk rcchecked. While the young baggage
man at the depot was attending to the ro
checklng, Mr. Moss noticed that he was eye
ing him surreptitiously. The job complet
ed, Mr. Moss laid down a sliver coin on
tho baggageman's desk as a Up. The man
stood up from his work, grinned, and said:
"I feel like being facetious, sir."
"Oh, please don't," said Mr. Moss with
Tho man, with his eyes on tho traveler
and his grin growing broader, asked:
"Haven't I seen your picture in the
"Maybe," was the reply.
The man's hand sought the coin, and
still watching Mr. Moss ctosely, he began
to shove It slowly toward him across the
The train was coming. Mr. Moss walk
ed briskly away to board It.
"Hey I" cried the man. "Take this
"Why?" asked the puzzled traveler.
Tho grin grew broader still, if possible,
as the facetious baggageman answered:
"I don't think It's just safe to take any
thing from you for a public service."
From Stories About Town, In New York
Mall and Express,
Josle Mansflelil a Paralytic.
Joslo Mansfield, who Is remembered as
the glittering, fascinating companion of
Col. James Fisk Id his days of afiluence,
has been living in seclusion four miles
from Ossipec, N. H., the past three years.
Her right side Is completely paralyzed
from head to foot and she cannot speak a
word distinctly. Helpless In her wheel
chair she was lifted into the coach bag
gage car of a south bound train at a little
Now Hampshire railroad station Monday,
to start on her way to Philadelphia, where
she will live with a sister, tho wifo of a
prominent business man. The belle of 25
years ago hopes to Improve under treat
ment of tu Philadelphia specialist. Josle
Mansfield last came Into public notice
about 1802. Sho was then living in Paris,
where she had for a number of years an
elegant home as the wife of Robert Keed,
a wealthy New York man who came back
to this country, leaving her to bring a suit
for desertion. When Stokes was tried for
the murder of James Fisk, Joslo Mansfield
attracted great attention in her lavish cos
tume, Including a $100 Paris bonnet,
heavy silks and $30,000 worth of diamonds.
Kent Hentenceil to Three Years at Wind
sor. Leroy Kent, the former Brookllne boy,
who was shot recently ' at Milton, has so
far recovered from his injuries that he was
brought Into city court at Burlington Mon
day, lie goes on crutches on account of
the wounds In his legs. Kent was arraigned
on the charge of stealing six watches and
a suit of clothes from the store of Hale it
Teachout at Milton on the night of June
20th. The goods were valued at $00 and
were in Kent's possession when he was
"winged" by a charge from a shot gun In
the hands of the night telegraph operator.
Kent waived examination and was com
mitted to jail in default of $000 ball. Af
ter going through with the formality of
turning tho key on the prisoner he was
brought back Immediately to plead guilty
to an information filed against him. On
this plea Judgo Russell sentenced Kent to
three years of bard labor tn the state
prison at Windsor. Kent is evidently a
bad case. He is 23 years old but not up
to the average In intelligence. He showed
no emotion over his sentence.
Muilden Heath of a Former Itrattleboro
David B. Sllsby, 07, died suddenly July
10 at.hli home in Fitchburg, Mass., from
apoplexy. He was a native of Laugdon,
N. H., and was In company with his
father-in-law, William French, at Keene
several years. He was next In Brattleboro
in the same business, but for a number of
years had been a traveling salesman for S.
S. Plerco & Co., wholesale crocers. of Bos
ton. He moved to Fitchburg in 1883. He
was connected with the Second Congrega
tional church in Keene during his residence
in mat city, and was superintendent of the
Sunday school ten years. He was suner-
Intendent of the Sunday school of the
uongregationai cuurcu In Fitchburg nine
years, and deacon of the church 12 years.
He Is survived by his wife, who was
Frances M. French of Keene: a daughter.
Miss Florence Sllsby; two brothers, WU-
uau uuson or uamnridgeport, Mass., and
Robert M. of Rochester, N. Y. Mr. Silsby
was In Brattleboro and had dealings with
iucai uusiuess men oniy a lew days before
Poor Ijiick tvlth Xiotr lrlves.
The rear of the great log drive of the
iuuueciicui. iiiver nmnnnnv ima raaM.n.i
Turner Falls nmt nhmit 1Kft
- .u j ....... nuo ru
leased Wednesday. About 50 aro re-
tni. 1 nn 111 . . . . .
uiiucu. luoj win nun iue logs aqd su
Derlctend the uettlne nf tlm ,tri rra XT
Tom. Lumber is abont. fc3
1..-. " I1" UUU
uiguer man a year or iwo ago. The Deer
field River company has had poor luck
this vear owlne to tlm 1
about one-third of Its drive of 7,000,000
n i.aj icituuu iub mm at Wilmington.
The rear of thn Hrl VA Iff nf. .QaaroKii. nn
en miles away. W. J. Carroll, who has
ju 6U u uie uiesues 01 tne law, has
had a force nf RO man it nm.1. n ...J.
- - -w "um an Duuiiuer
at West Dover. The high price of lumber
una acpi, tua gangs 01 men at work all
Ilawsou Pleaded Guilty at Greenfield.
The case of Manley Rawson of Raw
sonville catno up tn court at Green
field, Mass., Tuesday. He was In
dieted on a charge of abuse to a female
child. March 15 Bawson ran away with
Alice C. Stark, the daughter of A. B
Stark. It was their claim that thoy were
to be married. They registered at a Green
field hotel under an assumed name as man
and wife. The father by the aid of the
telephone and nfrWra i,i , .
the couple. Rawson was arraigned In the
district court, pleaded not guilty, was
bound over to tho grand jury, and In de
fault of surety of f 1000, went to jail and
has since been there. A motion was mado
Tuesdav to ouaah thn lndiMn,.r. "
eral grounds. Tho motion was overruled
and then Rawson pleaded guilty of assault
with Intent. Rawson was sentenced Wed-
- "u year s imprisonment.
A. Valuable Itellc.
Mrs. Marv Parrir nf TAmn.i... i.-
j j . -vnusucuu lias a
powder horn, tho property of Mrs. M. K
1 helps of Pasadena, Cal which for fine
Workmanshln. and vaii 1. . .
1 1 w.v., is a treasure
It has fine carvlnm nf nt.Q. n
and cuts of warriors in battle. Neatly cut
"El Hal, rw n7 1 "'"Wig:
Britain nleasa tn fnmlAon,i . -.. ..
ty once more defend."' About the large
end Is "Liberty and prosperity." E
ON FIRING LINE
At San Fernando, 40 Milus from
Kapt. Mnrau Writes of Ills Kxpe rlences
Hopes to he In Ilrallleliorn Neil
rs. Johu T. Kalne received this week
a leWer from her brother. Cant. .Tni, r
ran Ajf Company A. 1st Montana
k of tr,..-.. .... .1.. i...,. . V.
cciuniiuu, Diauua, dated
iapi. aioran was ovi-rr-nma ,
April 4 and was sent to Manila,
ick ai uie uont May 7. Ho says
lid eat nothlnc for five wppW.
flesh, but has now regained his
is gaining every day. San
bout 40 miles from M nulla
"There are qVulto a number of Insurgents
In front of ohr brleade. and Wn llnra a
company fronf, each battalion out on post
duty by day arid night, so as not to get
caught napplng If an t ack is made on
our line. They keep p pplng away at the
line all the timet, mostly at night. The
boys do not pay tnuch attention to them
but occasionally send a shot their way.
"My company has been pretty fortunate
lately, no one kllle'tl or wounded since
March 28, when one Of my corporals was
wounded In the arm, but at every advance
that Is made some or. the regiments get
caught by the bullets The volunteers
are anxious to get homeland some of the
regiments are talking of Vefuslng to go any
further If ordered, but thfct would be fool
ish as every man' that enlisted did so will
ingly, knowing ho was in fW two years If
tho government needed hii services that
long, it looks as If we wouvd all be away
i ruin uere uy August next.
"Our regiment for the pakt month has
had more men on the flghtlni line In pro
portion to Its strength than alny regiment
In the service. The men froln the start,
with a few exceptions, havy acted as
though they were used to bclnjr under Are
all their lives. You should see the
trenches the insurgents have bilen driven
out of. Our troops in the saVnc place
would have, with two companies, Istood off
a whole regiment. We are abouti 10 miles
from our base of supplies on the Vallroad,
but the trains will be running in alloutflve
days up to this place, as there is orb ly one
bridge to repair and most of the thick is
iue natives are around selling eggs,
mostly duck eggs, bananas and 'other
fruits and it helps out the grub in great
shape. Esgs sell for three and four cents,
Mexican, apiece, that is one and onq-half
and two cents United States currency.
Tho country through which we have
passed lately Is fine, but owing to the
wars between the natives and the Spanish,
and lately with the United States It has
been neglected and very little cultivated,
and have no doubt when peace Is restored
and under the improved methods that will
be introduced this will prove a very rich
and productive country, but would not
care to stay here any longer than I have to,
as any part of the United States I have
seen Is preferable to me. Hope to be able
to eat dinner with you folks on or before
Thanksgiving next, as I Intend, after be
ing mustered out, to take a trip home and
get fat again.
"Our brigade may make only one more
advance, to a town about six miles from
where we are now and the head of naviga
tion on tho San Fernando river. The
rainy season Is about to set In and It will
be Impossible for our troops to do any
campaigning before October or November
next, by which time the volunteers expect
to bo home and turn the business over to
the regulars. So far the volunteers havo
done nearly all the fighting."
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Bartlett and a par
ly are spending a week at Sunset lake.
John Adkins, who has been hero sever
al weeks for his health, returns to New
E. H. Winchester and W. E. Stellman
are expected home soon from New York.
Mr. Stellman will probably not return.
Mrs. n. F. Weatherhead's sisters, Mrs.
Gibson and Mrs. Smith of Canton, N. Y.,
have been her guests for the past two
weeks, and also tho Misses Jackson, her
nieces, who will remain a few weeks.
Tho hand concert Wednesday evening
attracted a largo crowd. The concert was
under the management of the Woman's
club. Their ico cream sale did not prove
very profitable owing to the very cool
Theodore Chamberlain, one of the stone
men employed on tho new electric road
plant, got his hand caught Tuesday In tho
gears of the hoisting machine. It was
badly lacerated. Mr. Chamberlain has
kept at work, but has a very sore hand.
The question is often asked "Why wo are
not having band concerts this summer?"
The facts are that tho railroad company,
evidently through a misunderstanding, has
not been able to make terms with the band
up to the present time, but it is under
stood that favorable arrangements will
soon bo mada so that there will be concerts
for the remainder of the season.
Rev. N. A. Wood, pastor of the Baptist
church, will take for his subject next
Sunday morning "The Value of Christ to
tho Individual Life."1 Read iPetern:7
Tho Thunberg sisters will be present and
will assist tho choir In tho singing. In the
ovening the anniversary exercises of the
Sunday school will be observed. A feature
of the exercises will bo the roadlng of
short biographies of hymn writers and
singing of hymns that have made their
Mrs. William Leonard and Miss Alice
Leonard will spend some time at Spofford
lake, accompanied by Mrs. Durgln of Bos
ton. Anton Erlckson, a young Swede who
formerly worked in Orange, Mass., but
whoso home Is In this town, was taken to
Brattleboro the Retreat Monday. Young
Erlckson was taken 111 with brain fever
while at Orange last winter and had never
fully recovered from the effects of the dis
ease. Manager E. J. Fenton has engaged the
Elite Vaudeville Stars to appear at Brook
side Park next week beginning Monday
night. Tho company Is one which has ap
peared In Keith's circuit, Proctor's thea
tre In New York and Grand Central thea
tre In Montreal, and Is spoken of In high
terms. A matinee will be given every af
ternoon after Monday.
The First Baptist society held its final
meeting last evening. A certified copy of
the vote of the church to request the so
ciety to transfer the church property to
the church, also a request from the trustees
of the church asking for the transfer,
were read, after which tho church voted
to comply with the request and appointed
L. J. Retting to make tho transfer. A
recess of five minutes was takon, during
Which thn rrAnnfor wan ii.1a i.n Bn
. m.MU auu ,uu pu
clety then voted to dissolve. .
Often nersDlre nrnfnimtv mifraf munh t...i
chafe badlr and
Goodwin, of Lynn, Mass., Is such a person, Bhe
iuuuort rowaer is a blessing to me,"