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BRATTLEBORO, FEIDAY, AUGUST 8, 1902.
THERE ARE MANY PIANOS
5 that aro good really good but thero aro few, if nny, that comblno
E so many of the good qualttles o all other good pianos as does .
I THE "ESTE Y" I
E Do not be lnnuonced by "heresay" and prejudlce, but examlno
5 these superb Instnime'nts and you wlll admlt that thcro aro nono bcttor. 5
: Over ono hundred "ESTEY" pianos have bccn sold ln Brattleboro and
jj moro ln tho last two years than ln any other prevlous perlod of threo E
jj years or moro. S
jj Our rapldly lncreaslng Plano and Organ buslness brlngs us a con- jj
E stant stream of lnstruments taken ln exchange from people who want 5
somethlng better or for other good rcasons. Just now wo havo sov- jj
jj eral used lnstruments, all of worthy character and all carefully gone
: over by experts and put ln excellent condltlon, at an lmmenso savlng to jj
E you. '
E A H1NT OF PRICES:
E One Uprlght Plaho, Mahogany case, nearly new, was $250 now $160 5
jj One Uprlght Plano, French Burl case, flne order, was $400 now $200 Ej
: One Uprlght Plano, Walnut case, used less than two years, Ej
; was $300 now $175 Ej
s One Uprlght Plano, Mahogany case, was $350 now $250 Ej
E One Uprlght Plano, Ivers & Poncl, new last March, customer pald $325 Ej
E cash, for it, now $250
E One Estey Organ, nearly new, beautlful torie, handsome case,
E was $110 now $ 60
E Other Organs at $25, $30, $40, and $50, half thelr real value.
jj All lnstruments fully warranted. Prlce on pianos lncludes one E
E tuning and handsome stool and scarf; on organs, stool and Instructlon E
E book. Ej
E TERMS, ten per cent. on delivery and balanco ln easy monthly Ej
E We wlll be glad to wrlte you partlculars about these lnstruments. Ej
Estey Organ Co, I
E .Brattleboro, Vermont. E
S. W. EDGETT & CO.
Rea! Estate Agents
There ls a great dlfference ln peoplo
wantlng to sell Real Estate. Sorao peo
ple wlll say to the agent: "I t-h-l-n-k I
w-1-1-1 s-e-1-1 m-y p-r-o-p-e-r-t-y. They
are undeclded as to just what to do:
they Bimply mean that If they can get
thelr prlce they may sell. The other
class of people say: I want to sell my
property ln the qulckcst posslple tlme;
my prlco ls , but lf you get an offer let
Ilere ls some property that the owncrs
have sald sell.
Houso No. 3 Unlon ptrect. Tlils place ls a
modcrn, up-to-dnto liousc. slntcd roof, 9room,
flnislicd ln hardwood, ull modcrn lmproc
ments, two-llirht wlndows and blimK and Just
a cozy liome; hcatcd by furnsice; nico busc
ment kltclien wlth hot and cold water. Tho
flrst lloor haa four rooms, tho weond tlirce,
with epnclous bath room nnd nlcklo platcd
plumbing; thlnl lloor has tlirce rooms. Thls
la ono of tho best bargaltis ln Ilrattlcboro.
Como ln nnd talk It over.
Flfty-nlno acre farm: 7 mlles from
Rockvllle, Conn., 9000 lnhabltants, and
about 24 mlles from Hartford, whlch has
over 50.000; 10 mlles from Wllllmantic nnd
2 mlles from the rallroad statlon. Has
houso of good dlmenslons and barn; nlce
shade trees. It ls dlvlded about equal
ln woodland and tlllnge; frult for homo
use; ?lmlle to school, 1U to ohurch and
post offlce; the mall ls left a few rods
from door. Tho tlllage land ls meadow;
Just the place to ralse poultry nnd gar
den truck. The Idea now-a-days ls to
get near a market, whero the products
can be dlsposed of at good prlces. Hero
ls n place that has threo good markets
wlthln 10 mlles. as Manchester ls only
9 mlles and has S000 lnhabltants. Thls
ls a bargaln and can be bought for $1000;
Threo tcnement house wlth largo lot ln
good locatlon to rent. Sprlng of water
goes wlth house so thero ls no, water
rent to pay. "Wlll rent for J20JM and
you can buy lt for J2000. Modern lm
provements. Care of Estates a Specialty.
(Mcntion tlns pnpcr)
"T" tDI ICCrC ur Phrsiclnno.
flUOOCO Surgcons, and iill
Interestcd in liorntai uppliimccs, nre invlteil to
oxiiinlno our llno of tlio 1)11. HOltlCK 1'XEU
M.VTIO TltUSS. Wo cspocinlly eoinmcnd thls
nppllanco, as lt lsvcry Hglitanil dnrnlilo. never
out of plnco. nnd asmti boldcr. GEOUOE E.
GKEENE, Solo Agent. Ilrattlcboro, Vt. 19-11
YOUNG MEN WANTED
to learn bookkeeplng nnd shorthand ln
preparatlon for good posltlons whlch
may be secured by them. For Cata
CARNELL & HOIT, Albany, N. Y.
Want of appetite means bad dlgestlon,
blllousness, Jaundlce, foul stomach, slck
headachc, constlpatlon, and a general
breaklng down of the system.
Baxter's Mandrake Bltters are guar
anteed by every drugglst In tho Unlted
States to cure these dlscnses or money re
funded. Why tako tho rlsk of 111 health when a
sure remedy ls so easlly procurcd. Sold
everywhere, ln llquld or tablpts, at 25
cents per bottle or box.
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30-32 II. I), KYDElt, County Exnmlncr.
DEATH OF COLONEL
End Came Suddenly from Heart Disease at His HomejWednesday
Evening-His Distinguished Career as Soldier, Man
of Public Affairs and Uscful Citizen.
Col. Qeorgo W. Hooker dlcd sud
denly about 9.15 Wcdnesday evenlng
nt his Maln street home from an af
fectlon of tho heart.
Tho nows of his death seemed ln
crcdlble to overybody In town. He
was out drlvlng Tuesday, and, whlle
lt was. known that ho had not been
ln a normal condltlon for the last
two weeks, few, lf any, of his frlends
reallzed tho gravlty of his condltlon.
Two weeks ago Tuesday, whlle at
the Massasolt Houso ln Sprlngfleld,
ho suffered for the flrst tlme from a
wcakness of tho heart, havlng prc
vlously had no premonltlon of any
troublo of thls klnd. On reachlng
homo that day ho was taken to his
houso in a hack, and, on arrlvlng
there, sustalned a second attack whlch
necessltatod tho Immedlato attend
anco of a physlclan. He was con
flned to his bed for scveral days, but
appeared to rally, was drcsscd and
about tho house, and went out drlv
lng twlce, tho last tlme on Tuesday.
Wednesday mornlng, he stood up for
a long tlme whlle dlctatlng letters.
Ho ato a hearty dlnncr, but about 2
ln thd afternoon was solzcd wlth falut
noss whlle ln his bathroom, and the
physlclan who was called Immedlatcly
found his pulso barely movlng. A
tralnetl nurso was at onco summoned
from Greenfleld, arrlvlng at G.30.
Durlng tho afternoon, the .colonel's
heart rcsumed its normal action, and
ho scemcd to bo in his usual cheer
ful frame of mlnd. Ho ato suppcr
In bed nt 7, talked and laughcd wlth
Mrs. Hooker and thelr son, James,
pronounc'ed his lllness a "sporadlc at
tack," and lnsistetl that James go to
tho Auditorlum to attend tho Itepub
About 9 o'clock, ho sald that ho
would go to the bathroom, but, on
being cautlo'ned by Mrs. Hooker not
to overoxert hlmself, ho replled, "I
ncver felt better ln my llfe." Theso
wero among his last words except
thoso that he spoko to tho physlclans
whlle ln great dlstress. Tho nurso
and Mrs. Hooker walked on cach
sldo and ot tho door tho nurso stepped
back whlle Mrs. Hooker stood near
tho threshold wlth tho door ajar.
She saw tho colonel apparently grow
wcak and about to fall, and rushed
In ln timo to catch hlm In her arms.
His condltlon was immedlatcly alarm
lng, and tho nurso gavc a hypodor
mlc lnjectlon to stlmulato tho hcart's
action. Dr. Holton and the son,
James F. Hooker, wero summoned
from the Auditorlum. Dr. Bruco also
camo lmmcdiately, and Dr. Pratt ar
rlv'cd ln a fow moments. Col.
Hooker recognlzed his son, but ho
was ln great dlstress, groanlng nnd
wrlthlng, and nfter a timo became
unconsclous and death took placo
GEORGE W. HOOKER
probably about 10 mlnutes after he
suffered the last attack.
A strlklng, orlglnal, forceful yet
loveable character, that for years
fllled an lmportnnt placo in tho llfo
of the communlty, and at tlmcs in
the affairs of tho stato and tho na
tlon; has gono out ln the death of Col.
George W. Hooker.
There are threo prlnclpal aspects to
his llfe's record whlch appeal to public
intcrcst: Col. Hooker as a soldier, as
a man ln public llfe, as a citlzcn of
"No braver soldier ever llved," is
the slncero trlbutn of ono of his old
comrades, who knew hlm ln battle and
In bivouac. On the fleld of battle he
faced death and prlvatlons absolutely
wlthout fear, and wlth tho same cheer
fulncss whlch made It a plcasuro to
mcct hlm through all his later years.
What ho braved and what hp endurcd
ln theclvllwar nono of us whollyknow.
Woundcd flvo times at Cold Harbor,
and supposcd to bo beyond tho rcach
of surglcal sklll, ho recovored and re
turned to tho fleld for stlll further ef
flclent servlce. All tho world loves
n soldier, and Col. Hooker was tho
klnd of n soldier to wln our admlnra
tion. Col. Hooker undoubtedly enjoyed
public llfe. He llked other men, and,
wlth his attractlve presenco and pos
sessed of that lndcflnablo quallty
whlch, for lack of a better word, wo
call mngnt'tlc, men Instlnctlvely be
came his frionds.
The two most important . public
posltlons whlch ho cvor fllled wero
as sergeant at arms of tho House of
Itepresentatlves In tho 47th Congress,
and as secretary of tho Ropubllcan
natlonal commltteo In tho campaign
whlch resultcd l,n tho elcctlon of Presl
dent Garflold. In our own state, the
most notablo work ln his leglslattve
career was tho Introductlon of tho
corporatlon tax law. In a general
way, his public record in a wido
sphero of actlvltlcs Is touched upon
No ono was more lntensely loyal
to or cnthuslastlc for Drattleboro than
Col. Hooker. Ho loved the town,
and was over ready to lend ald for
tho advancement of any cause for
her good. As seloctman, as chalr
man of the board of balllff, and ln
other capacltics ho worked for the
lntcrests of the town, and ho sought
through his work for tho Valley Fair
and through many other channels to
advanco tho good name and tho fair
famo of prattleboro.
His moro actlvo buslness llfo was
spont clsowbero. but in recent years
he has maintalned an actlvo intcrcst,
nnd has been n great factor ln tho
devolopment of ono of tho leadlng In
dustries of the town, tho Hooker,
Corser & Mltchell company, whlch
now glves employment to sorao 200
hands. He had, ln provlous years,
been connectcd wlth several largo
corporatlons and concerns in Now
York clty, and his work In thelr be
half has corae but little to tho knowl-
odge of Brattleboro people.
But lt is ns tho man, as a pccullarly
orlglnal and lovablo character that
ho wlll bo longest romembered. Col
Hooker was an optlmlst. It was
habltunl with hlm to meet evorythlng
and overybody wlth a smllo and a
pleasant word. Some of his last
words were characteristlc, "I nover
felt better ln my llfo."
That was Col. Hooker all over. Tho
brlght and sunny sldo appealed to
hlm. But thero were ln hlm many
velns of tho humorous and phlllsoph
Ical. Eplgramatlc ln his rcmarks,
now that ho Is gone, many of his say
ings como back to us alraost wlth the
forco of proverbs.
Col. Hooker was Col. Hookor. No
one had to think or. speak for hlm
Dlsagrce wlth hlm at tlmcs wo might
but our llklng for hlm never changed,
What Brattleboro has lost, and what
wo all have lost, indlvldually and col
lectlvely, wo shall never know untll
in tho days to como we rcallzo that his
smlle and his encouraglng words, his
volfto of counsel and comradeshlp, his
ald and support ln numborless undcr
taklngs, and to somo his substanttal
bcncfactlons, nro gone forever.
In tho hour when we aro all touchcd
and grleved wlth a senso of personal
loss, our sympathles go out to those
to whom ho fllled so happlly and af
fectlonately tho dutlcs of husband
A Sketch of Col. Hooker's Llfe.
George White Hooker was born In
Salem, N. Y February C, 1838, the
son of Samuel S. Hooker and Esther
White Hooker. Vho father was a
successful hotel keeper, flrst 'in Lon
donderry, and later ln Salem, N. Y.,
but ho dled ln Norfolk, Va., when his
son was an infant. Tho elder
Hooker was nt that tlme engaged ln
tho cotton tradc.
Col. Hooker's boyhood was spent ln
Londonderry, where he was brought
up In his mother's famlly. His edu
catlon In tho public school was sup
plemented by study in tho West Rlver
academy. At an early age he was
cmployed as clerk in a storo at Ja
maica, and later in slmillar occupation
m Londonderry and Bellows Falls.
He went from the lattor placo to Bos
ton as travellng salpsman for S. & J.
G. Fllnt, dcalers ln teas and coffees,
and in this capaclty was ono of tho
early and very successful "knlghts of
Ho gave up his employment to
servo his country In tho civll war,
where his bravery wonhlm nromo-
tlon and dlstlnctlon. His brllllant
career as a soldier Is recorded ln
detail ln another column. At the
close of the wnr he returned to Bos-
ton to enter tho employ of Carr,
Chase & Uaymond, wholesale gro-
ccrs, in whoso lntcrests he traveled
states. In the sprlng of 1868, he
organlzcd tho flrm of Wllllam Belden ,
& Co.. bankers anil hrokern. ln Now
York clty, ho being junlor member
of the flrm. Ho did a successful i
buslness in Now York as a member '
of thls and other slmllar flrms untll
187C. In tho lattor year he moved to i
Brattleboro, and thls town has slnco '
been his home. In 1882 ho bought i
tho hlstorlcal Hunt place at the corn
cr .of Mnln nnd Hlgh streots, and
moved there In June, 1883, after Im
provlng and renovatlng thls old colo
nlal manslon. I
In 1878 Col. Hooker was appointed
chlef of staff, with tho rank of colonel
by Gov. Kedfleld Proctor. In 1880 ,
he was a delcgate at large to the '
natlonal Republlcan conventlon in
Chlcago, and ln the samo year was i
choscn the Vermont member of the ,
natlonal Bepubllcan commltteo. Ho
was elected to tho executlvo board of
tho natlonal commltteo and made Its .
secretary. In assoclatlon wlth Gov.
Marshall Jewell and S. W. Dorsey, ho ,
had charge of the presldentlnl cam
paign of 1SS0, whlch resultcd ln tho
trlumphal electlon of James A. Gar-1
fleld as presldent of the Unltetl States. .
His denartment comprlsed the east-
ern states and New York. and nlght ,
and day, with intelligcnt and honest '
earncstness, Col. Hooker labored to
achlove success. Tho hlgh order of
ablllty whlch he dlsplayed in thls cam
paign was recognlzed ln numerpus
wnys by many of tho leadlng Itepub-.
llcans of the country.
In the fall of 18S0 ho was chosen by .
a handsome majorlty to j-opresent !
Brattleboro ln the stato legislature.
and served thoreln on commlttees on
mllltary forces nnd public bulldlngs. (
Durlng tno session, no was unani-1
mously elected judgo advocate gen
eral by the legislature. He was re-.
elected to tho leglslaturo of 1882, and ,
agaln rendered satlsfnctory senico .
ns chalrman of the comralttee on ways i
and mcans, and as a member o
other Important commlttees. At thls .
session,, he Introdueed tho corporatlon .
tax law, whlch provlded that tno
funds for tho payment of stato ex
nenses be rnised by dlrect state taxes
lovled upon corporatc franchiso or
buslness wlthln the stato, ot rallroad,
telegraph, insuranco, banklng, manu
facturlng and other companlcs.
Probably no posltlon .whlch Col.
Hooker over fllled brought hlm so
promlncntly boforo the peoplo of tho
entlro country as tnat or sergeant at i
arms of tho-Houso of Itepresenta-1
tlves In tho 47th Congress. Ho dls- j
chargcd tho trylng duties'of thls post-,
tlon to tho entiro satlsfactlon of both
parties. Tho Washington corres
pondent of a noted westorn paper
sald that Col. Hooker was tno lirst ;
sergeant at arms of tho House who
did not uso his posltlon to becomo a ,
lobbylst. Ho gave dlgnlty to tho I
ofllco, and managea nis room iiko a
well conducted bank. Thls corres-1
pondent stated that Col. Hooker !
mlght havo made tnousantis oi uoi-
lars out of tho posslbllltles of his t
posltlon, as somo of his predecessors .
did. but "ho choso tho bcttor part,
and has tho respect ot tho communlty ,
and of George W Hooker." I
Tho managoment of tho memorial i
servlces ln honor of Presldent Gar
fleld were arranged under his dlrec-1
tlon. At tho colebratlon of the cen- (
tennlal annlversary ot tho battlo of i
Bonnlncton ln 1877. ho was marshal ,
of tho second dlvlslon ana lea a regi-
ment of nearly 500 Grand Army vet
erans from Windham county. In
1873 ho was elected coraraandor of tho
Grand Army of tho Republlc in Ver
mont, and was agaln elected m tno
following year. He also recelved tho
unusual cdmplimcnt ot nominatlon for
a thlrd term, but posltlvely decllnod
electlon. Col. Hooker was strongly
supported for Congress ln 1890
agalnst Gen. W. W. Grout.
Thls sketch recounts brlefly somo
of tho more Important posltlons ln
public servlce whlch Col. Hooker has
fllled. Ho has been at dlfferent times
presldent of the state agrlcultural
soclety, presldent of tho Vermont
Horso Breeders' assoclatlon, and ho
has been for 17 years tho presldent
and tho leadlng Bplrlt In tho dovelop
ment of tho Valley Fair Jn Brattle
boro. Ho has 'served his town as
chalrman of tho board of selectmcn,
as chalrmau of tho vlllago balllfts, as
road commlssloner, nnd ln varlous
other capacltles. As n presldlng of
flcor, especlally at conventlons, camp
flres and post prandlal exerclses, Col.
Hooker has been recognlzed for years
ns wlthout a peer lu Vermont, and
his servlces havo been called upon
ropeatedly, His qulckness in repar-
tee, l'ls fund of storles, nnd his rcadl
ncss In nlwnys tnrnlng a polnt on
tho brlght and wltty sldo havo made
hlm a unlversal favorlte. Ho had tho
faculty of keeplng a town or vlllago
meetlng or conventlon directly to th5
buslness ln hand, and of transactlng
lt more expedltlously than any other
prcsldlng oflicer wlthln the memory of
tho present generatlon.
Col. Hooker's homo llfo was Ideal.
Ho m'arrled Jan. 28, 1808, Mlnnle G.
Flsk, daughter of James Flsk and
Love Ryan Flsk of Brattleboro. Mrs.
Hooker survlves hlm, wlth one son,
James Flsk Hooker, a graduate of
Yale, '95, and n member ot the law
flrm of Bacon & Hooker of Brattle
boro. Col. Hooker's aged mother
dled In Londonderry about a year ago.
He leaves one slster, Mrs. A. A. Cur
tls of Londonderry.
Tho Hoofcer famlly ls of Engllsh
orlgln and numbers among its repre
sentatlves the Immortal blshop, whose
work on ccclcslastlcal pollty Is the
prlde of churchmen, and also Dr.,
Hooker, ono ot the leaders ln botanl
cal sclcnce. Tho Hooker famlly ln
Amcrlca settlod In Massachusctts,
and John Hooker came from thence
to Londonderry ln the early part of
the 19th century. Ho w'as accom
panled by his son. Samuel S., tho
father of Col. Hooker. Samuel
Hooker marrled Esther White, daugli-
ter of Reuel White, ln 1834. Reuel
White, who was one of the early
settlers of Londonderry came from
Royalston, Mass. He fllled succes
slvely nearly all the town ofllces ln
Col. Hooker's Mllltary Record.
Col. Hooker's career as a soldier
began wlth his enllstment as prlvate
ln Company F wlth the Fourth regi
ment September 6, 1861. His pro
motlon as sergeant major came three
weeks later. In Aprll, 1862, he was
made lleutenant of Company E, and
ln August, 1862, flrst lleutenant of the
same company. He was appointed
captaln and asststant adjutant gen
eral of Unlted States Volunteers July
31, 1864, and was breveted major and
lleutenant colonel of Unlted States
Volunteers November 4, 1865, for gal
lant and merltorlous servlce durlng
Ho commanded his company durlng
the Penlnsula campaign, and was pres
ent ln action at Lee's Mllls, Wllllams
hurg, Goldlng's Farm, Savage Statlon
and White Oak Swamp, Vlrglnla; and
Crampton's Gap, South Mountaln and
Antletam, Maryland. At the flrst
battle of Frederlcksburg, he served as
aldo on the staff of the thlrd brigade,
second dlvlslon, slxth corps, was trans
fcrrcd as actlng asslstant adjutant
general upon the staff of Brigadier
General Edwln H. Stoughton, com
manding the second Vermont brigade
at Fairfax Court House, Virginla.
When Brigadier General George H.
Stannard assumed command of thls
brigade, Lleut. Hooker was asslgned
to his staff. He served ln thls posl
tlon through the three days flghtlng
at the battle of Gettysburg. For gal
lantry In action at Gettysburg ho was
rccommended for promotlon to onp
tain and asslstant adjutant general
United States Volunteers.
In the campaign of 1864 ho was as
slstant adjutant general, flrst brigade,
second dlvlslon, 18th army corps, and
led nlne reglments lnto battlo at Cold
Harbor June 3. 1864. In thls battle
ho was severely wounded flvo times;
flrst, across the body; second, left leg;
thlrd, rlght leg; fourth, through body,
rlght slde; flfth, through left shoulder,
leavlng tho sub-clavium artery entirely
bare, and shattering the collar bone,
(whlch was mostly removed). The two
last wounds wero consldered fatal by
the surgeons at the timo of the bat
tle. Upon recovery, Captaln Hooker was
asslgned to duty as asslstant adjutant
general thlrd dlvlslon, 24th corps, un
der Gen. Charlcs Devens, and served In.
the trenches ln front of Richmond.
Thls dlvlslon, wlth the flrst brigade,
Gen. E. H. Rlpley, colonel of the
Nlnth Vermont regiment, commandlng,
led tho advance of the Unlon troops
lnto tho clty of Richmond on the
mornlng of Its capturo Aprll 3, 1865.
Tho organlzatlon of thls column was
ln chnrgo of Captaln Georgo W. Hook
er, who did not forget to "put tho Ver-
monters nhead." After the surrender
of Richmond, Asslstant Adjcftant Gen.
Hooker's dlvlslon comprlsed all the
troops ln and around Richmond. La
ter ho was ordered to Charleston, S. C,
as adjutant geueral of that departmont.
Tho war havlng closed, ho tendcred
his rcsignatlon, but did so three times
before lt was accepted. Col. Hooker
probably recelved moro wounds than
nny othor Vermont oflicer In any one
action. In addltlon to being wounded
flvo times nt Cold Harbor. he was also
wounded onco at South Mountaln. He
recelved a medal of honor from Con
gress for his distinguished gallnntry In
action at the battle of South Mountaln.
An lnterestlng story of his conduct
at thls tlme ls related in another col
umn by Col. H. E. Taylor, who was a
member of Company F wlth Col. Hook
er in tho old Fourth Vermont regiment.
An old army comrado says of Col.
Hooker: "A braversoldlerneverllved."
Ho. was one of tho typo of dashlng
young offlcers, who wns absolutely
fearless, no matter how great tho dan
ger whlch he faced.
When Lleut. Hooker "Dlsobeyed"
After tho battlo of .South Mountaln,
in tho fall of 1862, tho colonel, then
Lleut. Hooker, was actlng adjutant of
the Fourth Vermont regiment, and
was ordered by Col. Stoughton to
tako four companles of tho Fourth
Vermont and attempt to flank and
capturo a Confederato battery that
had been very annoylng to the Unlon
troops. On his way they came upon
a Confederato regiment whlch had be'
como somowhat domorallzed, and
whoso commandlng oflicer surren'
dored tho regiment to Lleut; Hooker
alono, who, being mounted, had got a
little way ahead of his men. On
his wny back to the regiment
wlth the prisoners, ho was met
by a brigadier general and staff, com
mnndlng somo Pennsylvanla troops
bclonglng to tho slxth corps. The
general dlrected Lleut. Hooker to
turn the prisoners over to hlm and
report back to his regiment. Thls
Lleut. Hooker decllned to do, clalmlng
that ho was actlng under tho orders
of his colonel, and that lt was his
duty to turn the prlsoncrs over to
hlm or to the provost marshal.
. After some words and threats on
the part of the general, Lleut. Hook
er told hlm that he did not thlnk ho
could tako thoso prisoners from tho
four compnntes of tho Fourth Ver
mont wlth his wholo brigade, and
ordered his mon to march forward
wlth the prisoners, whlch they did,
and he jolned his regiment, turnlng
his prisoners over to the provost mar
shal. The general reported tho mat
ter to Gen. Smith, commandlng tho
dlvlslon, who Intervlewed Gen. Brooks,
who commanded the Vermont brigade.
Gen. Brooks asked Gen. Smlth what
Lieut. Hooker had sald to tho Pennsyl
vanla general that was disrespectful,
and Gen. Smlth repeatcd the remark
of Lleut. Hooker that he did not bo
llcve the General could tako thoso
prisoners from the four companles of
the Fourth Vermont wlth his wholo
brigade. Bluff old Gen. Brooks
thought a moment, and replled, "Well,
111 be lf I believe ho could, elther."
That ended the lncldent, and Lleut.
Hooker heard no more of the com-plalnt.
When Col. Hooker Was Wounded.
At the battle of Cold Harbor, Juno
3, 1864, two members of Gen. Stan
nard's staff were kllled and three
wounded, among the latter being Col.
Hooker, who had recklessly rldden a
white horse all day untll ordered by
Gen. Stannard to dismount and tako
an anlmal of less consplcuous color.
Shortly after maklng thls change, tho
colonel fell, struck by the flve bullets
and so serlously lnjured that tho
medlcal dlrector declared. lt useless
to move hlm off the fleld, as he could
survlve but a short tlme. Whlle
lylng on a stretcher, wattlng to bo
transferred to the cars, Hooker was
recognlzed, despite his mangled con
dltlon, by a party of passlng offlcers,
who, Jumplng from thelr horscs,
anxlously inquired: "Hooker, how are
you?" WA11 rlght, boys, three years
of servlce, and only Just got a bene
flt," was the cheery reply, ln alluslon
to the flve wounds from whlch he was
.The funeral wlll be held at tho
Baptlst church at 2.30 p. m. Saturday,
in charge of the Grand Army. The
body wlll He in state from 1 to 2.30.
Col. H. E. Taylor and Post Command
er C. P. Nash wlll have charge of the
funeral. Rev. R. K. Marvln, who ls
at Sunapee lake, wlll come to Brattle
boro to ofllclate at the funeral. It
is expected that the bearers wlll be
Col. Hooker's partners in buslness,
Messrs. Corser and Mltchell, Judgo
J. M. Tyler. Col. H. E. Taylor, Col.
Thomas Hannon of the Soldlers'
Home ln Bennington, and J. L. Mar
tln. The burial wlll be ln the famlly
lot In the Prospect Hlll cemetery.
The Flrst Regiment band wlll head
tho processlon of Grand Army vet
erans In escortlng the body to tho
The Cause of Death.
Col. Hooker dled from organlc heart
disease. The physlclans pronounco
the case hypertrophy, followed by
dllatatlon. Mrs. Hooker had notlced
for a month or more that he suffered
from breathing, and It now appears
that be had an attack several years
ago In New York, whlch a physlclan
there then pronounced weakness of
Gov. Holbrook's Trlbute.
Edltor of The Phoenlx:
Tho sudden, wholly unexpected
death of Col. George W. Hooker was a
great shock to his many frlends. Ho
had been 111 but a few days, and our
people had no thought of possiblo
fatal termination of his illness. What
a cheerful, klndly man and good neigh
bor the Colonel was! Hnw full, also,
of public splrit; ever ready to take tho
laborlng oar in any and all public
affairs and movements deemed de
slrable. The Colonel was partlcular--ly
glfted as a presldlng oflicer at pub
lic assemblages, his ready wlt and
pleasantrles and his happy ways of
lntroduclng the varlous speakers lend
ing a charm to the whole occaslon.
His labors for the yearly exhlbltlons
of tho Valley Fair assoclatlon wero
of the hlghest order of merlt, contrl-
buting largely to thelr unrlvalled suc
cess. Whero shall we look for such
another genial, capable, publlc-splrit-ed
citizen to go nhead in public mat
ters as was Col. Hooker? The writ
er of thls brlef note has been deeply
Impressed by tho several sudden, un
looked for denths wlthln the last few
years of talented cltlzens, In the full
merldlttn. of rannho'od and usefulness,
ever ready to ald ln all matters of ln-
terest to tho town or to the. general
public. F. HOLBROOK.
Telegrams of Sympathy.
Many telegrams of sympathy and
condolenco havo been recelved by Mrs.
Hooker and James, among whlch aro
South Manchester, Conn., Aug. 7.
Mrs. Geo. W. Hooker:
Passlng here, havo stopped to say
how deeply I regret Colonel Hooker's
death. He was a. most gallant sol
dier nnd gentleman, an honor to his
stato and country. You and your
son, who loved hlm, have the pro
found sympathy of a comrade who
loved his also.
Burlington, Vt., Aug. 7.
Mrs. George W. Hooker:
I regret beyond expresslon to learn
ot Col. Hooker's death. Vermont
never had a more loyal and patrlotlc
W IN ALL C0UNTRIES'
CHAPIN f CO. ,
EST. 1676 SPRINGFIELD MASS