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I &j)c Dcrmont Jljrcnu Mlss S. Loulse Plerce. Shnnipoolng, tltilrdrcsslng, Scnlp nnd l'uclnl Treattncnt, Miinlctiiliig. 10 Groo streot. Plano Tunlng. Mr. .1, h. Klninnds wishlng tuo to iittelul tn his tiinlng liitnosH, I will pruinptly cnll ui hls ciiHtoniers If ordera mu left wlth tlio Brattle boro Newsconipitiiy. M'.WIS J. CAltPHNTHll. INSTRUCTION In Drawlng and Palnttng In nll lts branches, Cnurso of slx threc hour lessons, $5.00. Chlldrcn uiuler H years, hnlf prlce. Mra. F. II. LAWTON, 10 Sprilco St. Vlaltors welcome Thuradays. C. M. Park, Tutor. Prlnclpnl UHATTLEHOHO PUIVATE SCHOOL. Shorthand tnught. There Was a Daby Born In Bethlehem. i'hcio was a bnby born In Bethlehem. 1 know they suy Tliut thls and Ihat's In dotibt; and, fnr tho resl, Tlmt loarned incn who mirely aliould know best Explaln how myths crept In. and follow crs' tules oonfuscd the trulh. know: but nny way There teils a baby born In Bethlehom Who llved and grew and lovod and henl ed and tnught. And dlcd: but not tn me. Wlii'n Chrlstmas vumes 1 see blm stlll nrlse, Tho Bentle, the eotnp.isslnnate, tho wiso, WlpliiB Earth's tears away, stlllltiB her strlfo; Calllng, "My path Is peaee: my way Is lirei" -Colllor's Weekly. BRATTLEBORO. Mrs. Marla Allen broko her wrlst by falllng on Spring street Tuesday. Thp liost nftieo wlll bo oppn tomorrow from 9 untll 12 and 5 to ti. The oarrlcrs wlll mako only thp llrst mornlng dcllvery, Thp dlrectois of thp Y. M. C. A. liavp votpd to placo tho Y. M. C. A. bas kpt ball tonm iindpr thp control of tho basket ball pominlttpo. A baskpt ball tonm from Kasthampton, who cnll themselvos tlu- New York Fast Flvo. wlll play tbo V. M. C. A. tcam In lirattlpboro next Wednesday. Members of tlio Canal Street l!ook club arp rcnuested to cnll at Mrs. Konch's, 17 Canal strcet, nn oi bpforp Snturdny, Dec. 20, for tho bonk and mngnzlne eovors, There wlll bo a Chiistmns entortain mpnl for tho ohlldroii of tho Grnngo at Orange hall Tuosday evenlng, 1)pp. 29. Supper wlll bo sorved In tho batuiuet hall at 6 o'clock. Thp annual moetlng of the Sutishlne Mclpty, braneh 2, will be held at the Homo for tho Agcd and Dlsabled at 3 o'clock Tuesday. Doo. 29. At that tlmo thcro wlll bo a Chrlstmas troo and enter talnment for the friends at tho homp. Members of tbo Woman's Auxillary of tho Y. M. C. A. wlll bo tho hostossps New Yoar's day at tho assciciatlon rooms from 10 a. m. to 10 p. m. Kveryono la invlted to stop In for a call. espoclally tbo youiiB men of tbo town. DurliiB tho evoninB thero wlll bo iiiuhIc, and at 9 o'clock a ahort proBiam wlll bo bIvoii. The store In the Hay bulldlnB, now oc cupled by P. h. Shca ns a shoe dpaler. haa bcen rented to A. U. Wood, who wlll open thcre a hardware storp about Jan. 13. Mr. Wood has bail 22 years' exporlence In the bartlware tradp, wlth storps In Ilolyokp and Brattleboro, and for tbo past four years has beon a successful travellnB salesman for tho Dana Hard ware cnmpany of Tloston. Frank Willls, an Kast Putney tenmster, was arrcsted by Sherlff A. Y. J. W'U klns yesterday on a warrant Issued by State's Attorney Schwenk on complalnt of Mrs. Jennle H. Powers. IIo was ar ralRtied before Justlro M. D. Whltman at the Kendrlck Housp In Putney on tho charfie of icruclly beatliiB a horse, Mr. Schwenk nppearlnB for the stato. Wil lls walved examiuatlon and was jiut un der bonda ln the sum of JlHfl for hls ap pearance at the Aprll torm of the county court. It Is alleKPd that Willls pounded hls horse wlth a stlck, breaklnB ono ear, and that bo used tho horse later In the day whlle blood was drlpplnir from hls head. The horso dled n sbort tlmo after wards, nnd a post mortem examlnatlon of the head showed blood clots ln varloua places. Frank K. I3owker, 31, dled In Brattle boro Sunday after an lllness of pevcral years wlth ort;anlc heart dlsease. IIo was born In Brattleboro In February, 1SC9, and was a son of L. Fay Bowker, now of Merlden, Conn, About 10 years ago he went to I'rovldence, H. I,, nnd af terwards to New York, returnlns to Brat tleboro about three years aBO. Prlvate funeral servlces wore held ln Moran & Oo.'s undertaklnB rooms this mornlnB. Itev. H, K. Marvln otllclatlnB. The body was placed In tbo tomb In Prospect 1 1111 cemetery. Mr. Bowker loaves, tiesldcs hls father, two brothers, John C. Bow ker of Scotla, N". Y., nnd UjuIo F. Bow ker of New York clty, and ono slster, Mrs. OeorRO II, Vassar of New Iondon, Conn. 111s mother dled abntit 20 ypars aeo. Wheel Club Scorcs. The followlns scores bave heeri mailo the past week in the Vermont Wheel elub's bllllard and pool tournament, tho names or the wlnners belnK Klvon llrst: Three-ball bllllards Wood Ki, I'llery 51. Four-ball bllllards J. M. DiiKan won from Corser by default; I. II. Mlller W), C. M. niman 72; Cobh (, Kllls 33; Ullery C". Conland 71; Perry 91, Blssett- 41, I'onl 1 II, Mlller 03, Cobb II; Bacon 80. J, M. UiiBan 43. Thomas-Tenney. Tho homo of Mr, and Mrs. U W. Lord nt 9 Cliprry strept was tho scono of a pretty WPddltiK Saturday evenlnB. when Mrs. 1-ord's dauKhter, Mlss Hertha Kfllo Tenney, wa.s mariled to Albert Maitln Thomas. Tbo eeremony was performed nt S o'clock by Hov. I. M. Blanchard of Vernon, nastor of tbo Adventlst ehurch The Buests wero tho inemheiH of tho two famllies. The bouse was decoratcd lmndsomely In Krcen and white, tho pro (lomlnant leaturo of tho decoiatlons he Iiib n horso-shoe of evoiBroen and white, underneatli whlch tho nianiase eere mony was performed. Tho brldo woro whito eashmero, tilmmed wlth polnt laco nna hiik appiniue. Sho woro oranKe blnssoms In her halr nnd carrled whlto carnallons. 'l hn brldesmald was Mrs. Annlo Vevler of Oreonfleld, Mass., slstor of tho brldpsroom. Sho was dressed ln wblto and carrled whlto carnuttons. Her liusband, Krnest Vevler, was best man. A receptlon followed the eeremony, at tho closo or whlch Mr. and Mrs. Thomas went north on tho 10,10 traln amld n shower of rlco and shoes. Thoy wlll bo nt home nt 32 Chestnut strcet nfter Jan. 1. Mr, Thomas has a posltlon In the of llco of tho Ustoy Organ company, P,oth young peoplo hao many fiiends in Hrat tloboro. A InrKo numbor of Rlfts of furnlturo, llnen, Klass, sllver, chlna, eto, wcre rocelved. A Card. Wo wlsh to oxpress our hcartfclt thanks for ihiwi-i, anu icir mo oyinpuiny Him nnsistiuico vi our iioiBaooin in nur reccnt licreuveincnt. WINTIIIttH'K II. NICIIOIA Mlt, ANU Mlta. V, K. SAMSdN, Mu. ani Miis. O. K. 8AMS0N, KUOENI3 K. SAMSON. I'bo Ilooker, Corsor Mltchell overall factory wlll eloso tonlBhl. Thursday. for 10 days whllo tho lnventory ls beliiB takpn. Thp rpservcd scat salp of tho playa lo bo bIvcii by the Crltcrlon plnb of Hoston wlll opon Monday nlBht, Dco. SS, at tho Audltorlum box nlllre. I'bo wlll of (leotBe II. Itydor has been llled for probato by John It. Ityder. AHa M. Buiubam has beeu appolntcd by tho probato court ndmlulstralrlx of tho llarrlpt lt. Stowe estato. tVrthur V. D. Plper haa hlred nn olllee ln Jamaica, where bo went Monday to praetlce law. Mr. Plper was admltted to the Vermont bar In 1899, and has slnce taimht school nnd practlced law ln Marl boto. Tho Chrlsttnaa festlval of the t'nlver- sallst Sunday sclnxd wlll be held In tho vestry thla (Thursday) ovenliiB. Instcad of Frlday, as orlBlnally announeed. The annual Chrlstmas concert wlll be Rlven ln tho ehurch ncxt Sunda.v at 7 p. m. Tho annual watch meelliiB wlll hp hehl on Thursday, Dre. 31, at the Methodlst ehurch, beKlnnlnK nt S.30 o'clopk and con tlnuliiB untll n little past mldnlght. Itev. K. K. Wells of WllmlnBton wlll uaslnt Itev. F. W. Lewis, tbo imstor In eon- ductliiB tho meelliiB. Itev. II. W. I.nmbpit, cvuiiBellst, of lloslon, Wui has bcen comluctlni; a seilos of meotltiKH nt tlie Itapllst cburch ln West lirattlpboro thls week, wlll ccmllnuc to eouduct the tncetliiBs throiiBh nexl week. A cordlal Invllatlon ls extended to all to llsti'ii to llllll. Tho iliirliin Francls company In reper toire wlll hotd the boards at tho Audl lorlum the week beBlnnliiB Jan. 11. The press comtnent on the company's per formances has been unlformnlly compll mentary, and the promlse is for the best low-prlceil theatrlcal organlzatiou ever seen here. The Brattleboro Academy basket ball team was dofealed 23-ls in Academy hall Saliud.iy evenlnB by a teatn from thls vlllaBo conslstliiB of Kied llarrls centre, Ilarry S.indcis and IIiiBh Har wooil forwaids, Beit Yimiiib anil llariy Ulr.Khani Buards. The Itamblers defeat ed tho 2nd Academy team 2S-11. The members of the W. C. T. t'. havo been maklng arrannements wlth the pas tors of the varlous churches to speak at thelr meetlnBa the last Thursday of eaeh month nt the Y. M. C. A. rooms. Hov. K. T. Mathlson wlll kIvo a talk on IJoe. 21. Kveryono is Invlted, men as well as' women. ArranKements for January and February wlll be announeed lnler. ''?nnl Hebekah lodBe I'leeted these of llcers Ti.esday evuluB: N'oble grand. JIis. F. A. C(V)k; vlre Brand, Mrs. Waltet StiiiBes: rccotdltiB secietury, Jlrs. J. A. Amldon; llnanclal secrctary. Mlss Jllnide llrowti. tieasuier, Mrs. W. I. Ollson; llrst tiustee, Mrs. S. I). Ilniun; spcoud trus leo, Mts. C. I.. Spear; tblid trustee. Mlss Josi'phine l''armer. The appolntlve of Ikcrs wlll bo appolntcd at the next n ulnr mectltiB. The nnuiial Chrlstmas eelebrntlnn by thc ConKieKatlonal Sund.iy hcIiooI will be hclil tomoirow, Frulay. bBlnnlnB wlth n supper at !i o'clock for tbe chllilrcn of the piltnary nnd Junlor ilepartmcnts. At fi o'clock an entertnlnment, wlth Cbrlstmas trec wlll he Klven followi'd by refroHh mentH for tbo idder pcople. The sebool will send a box thls wepk to tbe Itev. Antonlo ArrlBbl's Itallan KvnnBelleal Sunday schonl ln lower New Yoik. The annual meetlns of the Methodlst Sunday school bo.ird was held ln tbe Kpwoith l.eaKiie rooms Monday evenlnB. when these nlllcers werc electcil: Supeiln tpndpnt, S. Jl. Yeaw, llrst asslstant, F. A. Bubb; second nsslstant. W. W. l'llmpton, jr.; secrelary, Or. C. (!. Wheelcr; treasurer, Walter Neweomb; llbraiian, John Mowe; supcrlntendent of the prlmary department, Jllss ICtta Ml ner; superluteudi'nt of tlie home depait nunt, Mrs. Frank J. Illhlreth. StO"kholders of the Brattleboio a Whltehall l'.allroad company havo been aslred to mect In the olllco of Waterman .V: Martln next Tuesday to hear a piopo sltlon from the Central Vermont and New l.onilon railroad ollkials In reBard lo an adjustmpnt of the dltlleidties whlch cul mlnatod some time ago In the llllnK of an nppllcatlon by tbe Brattleboro & Whltehall company nsklnB that the lease of thc Brattleboro & Whltehall road be !li(Bated and a receiver be appolnti-d to take charfie of Its affalrs. S"cond I.leulenant Wallaee N. Bateh eldcr handed hls reslKnatlon to Captnln lCrnest W. C.lbson Frlday. Ueut. Batch clder rccently passed tho examlnatlon for admlsslon to the Vermont bar, but was not Klvon a ccrtltlcate as he l.iekcd a sbort tlmo of havliiB studled the necessary threc years. lle cxpects to be admltted n motlon early thc comlnK year and will move from town. F. II. I.aiiKhton. who also falled to not a certllleatc for tbe same leason, has leasod the olllee over A. F, Itobcits & Co.'s store in antliipation of lxiiiB admltted on motlon. l-ast Saturday afternoim as Mrs. S. II. Clark of Frost strcet steppcd from the sldowalk to tbe street opposlto II. M. Woort's store, she was knocked down and run over by a runaway team drlven by Mrs. lloracc Newton of Guilford. Sho was dniKBcd by tho slelBh as far as the store of Fmerson & Son, where she was plcked up nearly unconsclous. She was taken home ln a coupe. It was found that no bones were broken, but she was very badly brulsed. Mrx. Clark's lnjury was unfortunate, owlnB to the fact that her liusband is nearly helpless. Chrlstmas Sunday In Brattleboro was far from what had been antlelpated, the weather belns worse thnn for any pre vlous Sunday In many months. There was a llBht fall or snow durlng the nlBht, but by dayllKht raln was rallhiB. The sldewalks becamo covered wlth a sheet of lce, whlch made wnlkhiR very dllllcult. nnd the storm lncreased ln lntenslty untll It becamo a steady downpour, whlch con tlnued nll day. Conseqnontly the ehurch servlces, as a rule. were lluhtlv attended In tbe mornlnB, and the evenlnB servlces were Blven up. The varlous hnuses of wnr.shlp were handsomely ilecorated, there wero excelleat sermons In harmor.y wlth tho Chrlstmas splrlt, nnd the nniblc was of a hlBh standard. Wlth tho ex- ceitlnn of tho evenlnB servlces, the pro- srams ns unnouiKceu last week were car rled out. The body of IJput. S. C. BnrllnKame was lirmiKht from Merlden, Conn., to lirattlel)oro Saturday and was taken to the t'niversalist ehurch where tho funeral was held. Tbe members of Sedgwlek post. G. A. It., nttended In a body. Rcv. II. K. Marvln oinclated aud K. II. Mlller of Dummerston satiB. The builal was In Prospect 1 1111 cemetery, the benrers be liiB Col. II. K. Tnylor, Itoscoo Flsh'er. .1. P. Klmer and W. C. Stone of Brattleboro, Davld Bakcr of Guilford nnd Michael Scars of Greenlleld. Col. Tnylor nnd Mr. Flsher were comrndea witli Lleut. Bur lliiBamo In company F, tth Vermont Hob Iment, nnd Mr. Bnker nnd Mr. Seurs wero hls eomrades In company K. 9th Vermont Ileslment. Ueut. BurUiiBame's (InuBhter, Mrs. W. C. Coano of Merlden, hls brother, Fred BurllnBamo of New Yoik, nnd hls nephew, Flank Pettee of Merlden, nttended tho funeral. Tho Boston C.Iobo of Frlday eontnlned a portralt nnd skoteh of Mrs. Carollno (Gates) Wood, tho oldest woman In Fltch burB. Mass., who llves wlth her dauKhter, Mrs. Julla A. Tvler, nt 02 haurel stieet. Mrs, Wood was born in Grafton Nov. 15, 1S07, and therefore completed her 90th year last month, Sho Is ublo to wnlk about tho houso nnd do llght housowork and in the sutnmor sho wnlks out n short dlstance, Mrs. Wood llved ln Grafton nnd Townshend untll her mnrrinso Oct. 23, 1830, to Davld Wood, n nntlvo of Brat tleboro, nnd they cnmo nt onco to thls town. Mr. Wood's deatlt took placo hcro in 1874 and Mrs. Wood then went to the homo of her dauKhter In Fitchburg, who Is tho laat of four chlldreu, threo dauBh tcrs and n son, Mrs, Wood is sllBht, novcr havliiB wclBhed over 115 pounds, but sho has nlways enjoyed sood health and hcr fncultles today aro unlmpalred, her memory ls retontlvo nnd sho can rIvo wlthout hesltatlon tho dates upon whlch nll tho lmportant ovcnts of her llfo havo oecurred. Sho 1ms had seven ernndchll dren, of whom bIx, nro llvlne in Vermont, nnd seven great erandchlldren. The Brattlehoro Overall eomp.tliy's fac tory i losed K.iturday. to rcopen Jan. I. Ht Mlchnel's parochlal school closed Ftldav wllh ChrlstmaH cxcrclscs for a vaentlon of two weoks. Tbo reBulitr monlhly buslness mectliiB of tbe FtKvorth l.eaBia) wlll be held ln tbe leaKUc rooni, lonlBht. Thursday, at .30. Tho ladlcs of tbo CoiiRrcKallonal so- clety wlll hold u New Yoar's ehlcken-ple dlnner ln the vestry hext week Frlday from 12 to 1.80 o cluck. Tho report from Ashevllle, N. C, Is that Presldent A. D. Brown of Norwich I'nlverslty. reported us erltlenlly III last week, Is more comfortnble. All ud.lourned mpetlliB of the Methodlst Sunday school boaitl wlll be held In thc chtiRh Satuiday evenlnB nt 7.30 o'clock, wlicn tlie Siindnv school ti'aeliers will lic eleeted. Frlclidsblp clrcle wlll mect In Odd Fel lows' hall Thursday, Dee. 31. A Rood nttcndniice ls dcslied as the iiiuiual elec llon of olllceis will lake place nt thls time. The V. M. C. A. 2d basket ball tcani was beatcn at TowiiHheud Inst nlBht by l.eland & Giny Semlnary 21 to t. The Catbolle 1'nlon boys will bo to Towns hend New Yenr's. The Y. M. C. A. rejt tilais nie bookeil for n kuhip ln Shelburne Falls toinorrow, Fildny, cvenlilK. Pcople on South Maln street dld nnnn lively slde sleppliiK nnd dodRlim Sund.iy. all on uccount of four hnrmless lookhiB black and white nnlmals whlch hnil MiiBht tefiiBe for the wiiilcr In tbe draln pllies. fiom whlch thpy had been drlven by the iusIiIiib waters durlUR the benvy raln. ii nlnials dlsported themselves on thc stieet several houis nud vlsltcd one or two venimlas bcfoie they dlsnp pealed. A speclal featuic at the ehoral unlon le bearsal In tbe Itaptlst vestry next Wed ncsday at 7.30 wlll be a male cborus, "The March of the MiibI." from Duilley lluek's cautata, "ComlnK of thc KIiik-" It Is an unusiially pietty number. All per sons nrc ailmltted to the leheaisals on payment f a barely uomlnal fee. At the ieheatH.il last evenlnB the solos ln "Fair llllcn" weie suiiB by 10. II. Mlller, bIMiib tho ehorus n mueh bettcr coneep tlnii of tbe plece than eould bo obtalned from the choinl nuinbe.is. On aecounl of b.ul wenther the cantata, "ComlliB of tbe KIiik," whlch was to bnve been Blven ln the ('onBreBntlonal ehurch Saialay evenlnB, wus postponed. It has bcen deelded to piesent It next Sun day cM'lilliK at 7 o'clock. Tlie ehorus will hae nn aeeompauimcut of orBnn aud oicbi'Strn. A Kenerul Invltntlon to tlie public Is extended. ln order that the two mav not eome on the same day thc can tata "ICiimnuii," whlch wns to have been Kixcii in the Itaptlst cburch ncxt Sundny, has bi'n up over untll a week from Sun day. At a spciial niectliiR of the Onrinciit WorKcrs' Fniou held Monday cenlnR thc followiiiK olllceis weie eli'cled for the en siiIiir slx months: Picsiilcnt. lMllh .Sp.irk; lcc piesldent. Belle . Toner, lecordlllR sceietnry, Aildle M. Fay; li naiuial secrctary. llcrtha Donno; treas uicr. Kathcrine Fnilllcb; oecutle cun mtttee, thc picsiilcnt, lco prsilcnt. ie coidliiB secictary. treasmer, and llelcn l.ealiy, Job Uiiib. Jr., Klt.i Mlner; trus te, Auule Scudder, May JohiiHtm, Min ule Dletiicb. Tlie Instnllation will lake plnce at the Januur meetlnR. An order Issutd by the intst olllee de lartment snys: "The nttontlon of the ilepartment has been called to the com nniii praetlce that prevalls In post otlleos where tclephonoH are Installed ot answer Iiib Impilrles made by stranRers or by pcrsons whose volces are not rocoRnlzed by tbe postmaster or clerk who unswers tbe telcphone. coneernlnR mall matter ln the olllee. fnder M-cllon 519. P. I,. ,i lt., postmasters and all others ln the postnl servlce are prohlblted rrom rurnlshliiB any Inrormatlon concernliiB mall matter received or dellvered exeept to the kt hoiih to wbom lt ls addresscd or thelr .uitborlzed iiKents. The attentlon of all postmasters aud employes is called to thls matter, and strlct compliance wlth the reKUlation Is enjoined." One cnse of seaiict fexer and foui euses of diphtheiia hae beeu uuar.iiitlned duiliiR the past week. Tbe seailot rever luitlent ls a d.iiiRbter of F. P. Cnrr of Orchard strcet anil Is n pupll ln tbe Cen ticille school. She was iuamutined Siitunlay Oa the same day a ehlld of (!. Bowniaii of Bli'Be strcet was qimr autlueil lor dlphthci la. Thc ehllil is a pupll ol the Cannl strcet school. .Mlss rioience putnam. who tenchos scIukiI in CulltoMl was taken 111 wlth (llphthciia Tuesday. She is at D. II. Bemcut H on C uial stieet. Two cases of illphthcrla ile vclnped ,csleiday, Wcdnesday. the pa tlcnts beliiB laiznliotb. dauBbter of Mr. and Mis. K I.. Hildicth, and Jai'ob. scin of Col. anil Mrs. J. (iray Fstey. They attcnd school in the IIIbIi scliool build Iiib. All of these cases aio of a mlld typo. The proRram offered by the Crltcrlon elub of Boston for Frlday evenlnB, Jan. 1, will be ono of the stronKost of tbe fa mous club's repertolrcs. For a curtnln raiser "A Woman's Wont" will bo Blven. lt Is a farce comedy of tho brlKhtest klml and one of the most Kipiilnr plays Blven under the manaRement of the late Aurus liu Dal. iilehaid llaiillnR Dasls's Van lllbber story of the "l.lltlest Glrl," as playcd by itolert llllll. ird, will bo rIvcii as tho second number. ln thls play will appear Artlmr Sawyer as Van Bibber and G. II. Ayman as Carruthers. A treat Is promlsed In the Introductlon of tho "I.lttlest Glrl," a very clever ehlld eorJ netlst. The eloshiB iday of tbe evenlnB will bo "The Clreus Hlder," whlch wlll be remembored by many as one of the most artlstie pleces of work ever Rlven here. Thc same east will appear In the play us when the Crltcrlon club appeared here before. Samuel Ollver, who ls well known locally, will appear In these plays. .Mrs. I.llllan Samsou Nichols, 30, wife of Wlnthiop Nichols, dled at her home In Itoxbury, .Mass.. Saturday after a sn.irt lllness wlth 111011111.1110 fever. Tho body was bioiiKlit to Brattleboro Monday by Mr. Nichols and a brother, ICubciio Sainson, aud was taken to tho houso ot Mrs. Samson's parents, Mr. nnd Mrs. F. K. Samsou of 7 Cherry street, where the funeral was hold at 10 o'clock Tues day, Itev. I. M. Blant-liard of Vernon oltlelatlnR. The body was placed in the tomb in Morntngsldo cemetery. Mrs. Sanison was born In West Dummerston, and atterward llved in her chlldhood wlth her paients ln Guilford, comliiR to Brat tleboro more than 20 years hbo. Sho llved heic untll about 10 years iibo, when sho went to Greenlleld nnd later to Boston, where her mnrilaRo took placo llvo years 11RO. Besldes her liusband nnd parents sho leaves 11 bIi'1 of four and n boy of two years,, aud two brothers, Chaiies of SpiliiRlleld, thls stnte, and KuRene of Boston, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Samson and sou weie hero to uttend tho funeral. I-ouls J, Allen, cnptain of tho Wheel club team whlch won the local champlon shlp last season, has thls week slpned n contraet to play wlth tho Concord. N, II., elub of tho New KtiRland leaRUe the com liiK senson. IIIs posltlon will be In tho Intield, probably nt thlrd or second base. Allen was easlly the star of tho local leaRUe last senson, bolnR the most re llable Indelder on any club nnd leadlng the entlro league In bnttlnB, wlth the llne percentaRe of ,45S for slnRles, whllo many of hls hlts wero for extra bascs, IIo played llvo snmes durlng the senson wlth the Independent team ln Greenlleld, Mqss., whlch was tho stroiiROst orgnnlza tlon of the year In New KnRland outslde of the lenRiies. He easlly held hls own nt areonlleld, ranklnR In the tjvo Bamea as ono of tho leadlnR batsmen. In the Bamo In whlch Greenlleld faced tho notod "Itubo" Vlckera of the Ilolyoko club, Allen was th'o only man wlth tho Green lleld orBnnlzatlon who hlt safcly more than onco. The playlng season of tho New Kngland lenguo wlll extend from May 4 untll Scpt. 12. nnd Allen wlll Joln tho club In Aprll. IIo Is n natural ball player and, moro especlnlly, a natural hltter, and hls Rentlemanly conduct and sportsmanllke splrit made hlm a favorlte throughout all of tho last two seasons. IN FAVOR OF B. D. HARRIS ESTATE. Flnal Declslon In the Unlted States Manager ot Eatey Oroan Company's Re Court of Appeals Whlch Clcars the tall Department Dled Suddenly from Late Mr. Harrls Entlrely. 1 Hcart Dlsease. Tho case of tho Great Western MI11I11R Company s. 11. D. llarrls estato has tcceiilly bcen llnally dlsposed of ln tho 1'nlted States elrcull couit of appeals In New York clty. Tho decice ln tho t'nlted States liiciilt court In thls slate ' was aRalnst the cstate for $15,000. Thls ! ilecicc ls now revcised anil the blll dls tnlssed. The sult was broiiBht by the rceclvcr of tbe company on tlie Rround that Mr. llatrls and hls assoclato dl leetors unil stockholdeis sold. to pay for Impioveincnts. bonds of the company, and to effeet tho sale traiisferied the same iimount of stoek wlth the bonds for whlch they took thc tnonoy at 50 por conl. of the tiar valuc. accordliiR to thelr holdlHRS of stock. and elalmcd thls tnon ey should be puld to tbo tccelvcr. At thls time thc coinpany had 110 Indebl endness. The illrectors clalmed the llght to dial wllh thelr own pmperty ns they plcased so Ioiik as 110 eteilltois were nf fectod. Afterwald. under dllTcl'ent tnan iiKcmeiit, dcbts wcic Incurifd aud tbe couipaliy went lntn the hands of a n c.'lver. The piopertv sold at niictlou for 11 very small sum, but It ls undci slood It has slnce piovnl vulunble. Mr. Ilaiils stooil ptcclsely tbe same ns the other stockholdeis. 11s all iccIm1 the same proportlon for their stick The proceedliiRS were lakcn at icRiilar ineet Innn of tlu- eompnn.v and spread upon tbe leeords, opon to the lnsiectlon of all Interestcd. 'I'hls ilcclslon cnlliely clcars .Mr. Ilartls of any fmudulcnt act or In tentlou In the transaetlon. The couit. by JuilKo Townsend, says: "Tlu- cvldcncc taken as a whole falls short of piovliiR that he was 11 party to any unlawful schenies or bellcved thnt thc plan wbich was ndopled for tloatliiR thc bonds and selllnB hls stoek to the puichaseis of ImiiiiIs was clther aetlvely or construetlvely fraudillcnt. Also as to divldeiids, it is not shown, that be dld not lecoive thcm ln perfcet sood falth. ln these eircumstiinces tlie estato of B. D. Ilaiils is not liable In thls sult by the coi poratlon." Mr. Black, the receiver. 11 l.iwyer, forinerly the pajtner of Senator Foniker, and Hon. Ilarlau CleveWind. also of CI11 clnnntl. bave acted h leadiUK counsel for tbe plailitllf. DllllllRhnm. lllise ,t llowland have also been counsel. and slnce thnt liim dlssolveil. l.leut.-tiov. Stanton has been counsel for tbe plnln tlff lu thls statc. Waterman & Mnrtin bave acted as cnunsel for defendnnt. nnd slnce the enw has leeii ln the oircult court of nppeHls John S. Wixl, Fi.. son-ln-lnw of Mr. IlHirts. bns nsslsled ln tbe picpHi'utlon nml tiial. aud Mr Fltts Ims also acted in Home reccnt pro cccdliiRs ln thls slate. The case has lieen IH'iidliiR about clght ears CHRISTMAS OFFERING PLAN. How the Successful Erforts of the Bap tlst Blble School Were Carrled Out Tuesday Evenlnn- The Chrlstmas nfferlntc plan InnuKurntyd last your ln the Bupllst Blble school wii o satlsfnctory that it was enthuslas tlcally entereil Into thls ear nlso. On Tuesday evenlnB all thc ciasses of the school Rathereil In thelr rcpectlve class rooms nnd mcotlug places. biingliiB their clfls. some speeial thliiR havliiB been as slBned to each class prevlously. A large table was iTecled In the front of tho rooui, aml ns thc elnss was cnllc.l. the teaeher and members present mareh cd arouml the table, deimsltliiR thelr glfts thereon, In some lntances repentliiR verses, nnd In others MhkIhr soiirs ap proprl.tte to the oecaslon. The verscs and songs werc for the most part orlRlnnl and caused no small amounl or merrl nient. One elass brlUKlUR baskels of np plcs saiig a very offeettve little rbyme to the well-known tune of the "Good Ohl Summer Time." Some of the offerliiRS werc let down from the Ikilcony by ropos, and others wo'fe brought n on oles borne by lusty lads. Tbe table was soon lllleil to overllowlnB and tbe rostrum utlllzeil to store the ap ples. squnshes. ' ptimpklns. oranRes. elc . brouRht. A spinial eommlttee was ap polntcd to select from the good thinBs tliose whirh were ueeded for dlstrlbutlon here In town. and after thls was donc, four Imrrels were paeked for the frult and llower mlsslou ln New York clty. who were the reelplenls of thelr Rlfts lasi yenr. The exerclses were open'd by the slnB liiR of Phlllps Bronks's Chrlstmas hymn, and eloed wlth remarks nnd prayer by Pastor liwson. The prlmary .ind Intermedlate depart ments ure to have a nuppcr nt thc chureh 011 Chrlstmas eve at slx o'clock. Company I's Surprise for Capt. E. J. Waterman. Capt. Krnest J. Waterman was a mueh surprlsed man last evenliiR when ho found out the renson why he was Invlted to the headriuartcrs of Company I. On onterlng. the rooms he 'nntlred that an uuusually largo number of men were there, but before he bnd opixirtunity to thlnk mueh alsiut It Corporal Georgo Thompson presented hlm wlth a sabre, scabbard and case ln behalf of the com pany. Capt. Waterman responded as well as hls scattercd thoughts would allow. Thc glft conslsied of a new roBUlatlon sabre wlth Rold enBraved BUard, reRiila tlon ebony Rrlp and Bold etched blade, a Bobl niounted scabbard. eiiBrnved, and a t-llk llned caso covered wlth black leather. The blade bears 011 one slde the In scrlptlon, "Presented to Cnptain K. J. Waterman by the men of Coinpany I, lst Infitntry, V. N. G., 19n3," and on the other slde the lcttcrs T. S." Capt J. Ilarry Kstey, reRlinental adjutant. was present, nnd n letter was received fiom Col. J. Gray Kstey regrettliiR hls ln ablllty to be present. ArraiiReinents for i-ecurlnB the sabre wcre made at the last annual muster, but it was not received untll 11 few days after Capt. Waterman went to WashliiBton. D. C. where he has a posltlon ns nsslstant clerk for the Senato eommlttee 011 nBrlculture nnd for estry. CHURCH AND FRATERNITY. Sunday servlces, Unlversallst ehurch, HelBiiold K. Marvln, mlnlster. MornlnB worshlp nt 10.30 o'clock. wlth sermon by the mlnlster; Sunday school at 11.43 n. in, Chrlstmas concert of the Sunday school at 7 p. m. All are welcome. Chrlstlan Sclenco servlces In Mnrket block Sunday at 10.45 a, m. Subject, 'God." Text from Psalm US:27. "God is tho l.ord, whlch hath shown us HbIU." Testimonial mcetlng, Wcdnesday, at 7.30 P. 111. Reading room open Tuesday, Thursday und Saturday from 2 to 5 p. m. The public ulways welcome. Methodlst Kplscopal ehurch. IleRUlnr preachlng servlces next Sunday nt the usuul hours, 10.30 a. m. and 7 p. m.j Blble school at 11.45, nnd Epworth lycaRiie meet Ing at 6. Class meetlnBS Tuesday even Iiir, Junlor Epworth Lenguo Wednesday afternoon at 3.15, and ehurch prayer meetlng Frlday evenlnB. ln nddltton to theso there will be held on Thursday evenlng, Dec. 31, the annual watch meot Iur, beglnnlng at 8.30, nnd contlnulng (wlth nn intermlsslnn) untll a little past mldnlRht. Tho pastor wlll be nsslsted by the Hev. E. E. Wells ot Wilmington. A cordlul Invltntlon to all tho servlces is extended, nnd nll wlll be welcome. Blg Fallure In Worcester, Mass. As 11 scciuel to tho fallure of tho Wor cester & SouthbrldRo and Worcester. Itochdnle & Charlton street rallwnys nnd nllled concerns several months ngo, Frank D. Perry of Worcestor, former treasurer of tho company, today flled n petition In bankruptcy. Hls liabll tles nro nearly u mllllon wlth nssots of less than $50,000. Tho prlnclpnl creditors aro banks In Malno, New Hnmpshlro, Mnssnchusetts, llhodo Island, Now York and Pennsylvanla. WELLS P. JONES. Wllh 110 prenionlllon of denth, tho llfe of Wells Peiry Jones, 5S, matiager of the rclnll department of tho Kstey Or gaii company, cnmo to nn end nt hls home on Oak stieet about 5.30 o'clock Sunday mornliiR, whllo Mr. Jones wus nsleop In bed. Mr. Jones returned on the in.lo traln Saturday nlRht from a short liusliiess trlp und went dlroctly to bed. About 5.30 Mrs. Jones heard her liusband makc 11 peoullar sound ns tboUKh ln dlstiess, nnd she tiled to nrouse hlm. but he dled ulmost linmedl ntelv, wlthout wukliiR. Denth was I'auscd' b eiilarRcmcnt of tho heart, a tioublc or sou-ial years' duratloii. Mr. Jones was boin ln West Dover, No. Ii. 1SI5, and was a son of Judge Wllllam II. nnd Dlana Allls Jones. Ar tcr ntteiidliiR the coinmon schools lu hls linlhe town and Powers lnstltute In lternntdston. Mass., he went lo Wilming ton hh clerk fnr (lorbnm lli others and afterwniils foiined 11 partnorshlp ln the n;crcnntile buslness wllh ('. M. Itussell. ln 1S0S ho was appolntcd postmaster at Wilmington, nud lu tho following ycnr he went to Nnshiin, N. II., wbeio bo 011 gaRed Indepemleully In tho dry goods buslness. His stote wnn burncd In 1S70. Ncxt he beeame n tmitncr wlth the lale Noiiis L. Slelson ln a gcneral merehan dlsc stoic ln Jnrksonville, wheic he re limlncd untll lsS5. when he was olTered a imisIMoii In the olllee of the Kslcv Or Kin company aud came lo Binttlcboio. IIIs siiiiud Jiidgment nnd buslnens sn gaclty soou made hlm nliuost nn Indis pensable man In thc Kstey olllee. For the past several ycais he has had the en tltc manatsement of thc letall depnrt luent. whlch he has eondlictcd as 11 sop arate and Independent brancb of the buslness. lle marrleil Mlss Mnrlon I. Slelson of Jacksonville June 1, 1870. She siirvives wlth two daughters, Hat tle. wife of Joseph II. Sollday of Ded hnm, Miiss., aud Amy, uife or Howaxl C. Itlcc or Brattleboro. Mr. Jones also leaves two brothers. W. Frank Jones or West Dover, town eleik, nnd Varillus O. Jones, of Brattleboio, 11 member of the llrm of Clapp & Jones. ile was u mem ucr of Beauseant Commandery, Knights Tcmplar, BliiBham chapter. Order of Ijistern Star. Wantaslliiuet lo'dge of Odd Fcllows, Alpha lodge, Kidglits of Honor, and the Vermont Wheel club, of Ilrnl- II no, nnd 11 ehnrter member ir I'nlty IcmIkc F. k A. M., ot Jni'ksonvllle. Twlce. whlle HvlliB In Jacksonville, he reiiresi'nted the town of Whitingham In the Vermont leBlslature. lle was nn cx-M-rt iucountant and gave valuable as slstanec to tbe late Gcn. J. J. Kstey 011 the llnanclal slde of several lustltiitions of whlch Gcn. Kstey was tioasuicr, mnk Iiir practkally tbe compli'lc Itmi ncin I re Ixirts ol the Noitblleld schools, Vermont Ai-adeiny and the Vallcy Fair. In thc death of .Mr. Jones tbose who weie nearest luin In home tles have met wlth an Imine.isurable loss, those who were assoclaled wlth blm In buslness h.ivc lost a xaluade counselior, and thc lown bas lost a cillzen whom It held In the hlKhcst rcB'ird. Tbe orsnniil friends of .Mr. Jones knew hlm ns a man or larely gcnial and companlonable temiHT, of ulile informHtion, of leady wlt, and of gie.it klndness of lieail. The funeral was held at the hojse at 2 o'clock Tnosdiiy, Itev. II. It. Mlles. pas tor of the ConRrogntlonal ehurch. olll ciatlng. Approprlate miiBlcnl seleetlons were sung by F. II. Brnsor. The mem bers of Beauseant Commandery, Knights Templnr. were present nnd artlolpated In the servlce. Thcre werc many rarclv bcautlful lloral pleces. The Knights Tcmplar olllclated nt the comtnlttal s -vlee, whlch was lu the tomb In Mornlng slde cemetery. The benrers were W. II. Vlnton. C. I.. Plper, J. A. Tnylor. II. K Tnylor. J. Henry Pratt and O. K. Bandnll. GEORGE H. RYDER. A Veteran of 16th Vermont Renlment and an Employe of Estey Organ Com pany 33 Years. Georgc Heniy Ityder, SS, dlcd alsiut 3 o'dook Frlday afternoim nt hls homo nt 20 South Maln street after ait lllness of alstut 10 months In June he sustalned .1 stroke of pnr.llysis, after whlch be falled grailually untll the end. althnugh he wus able to ride out untll about two weeks liefore hls death. .Mr. Ityder was lnirn In Giulforil Aprll 30. 135. nnd was a son of Wllllam nnd Mary Ulchnrdwin Ityder. On Aug. 2s. 1S02, hc enllsted rrom Gullfoid In company B, loth Ver mont licRlmcut, and servcd ns corporal untll inuHloied out Aug. 10, Isos. Afler thc wnr he entered tho employ or the Kstey Organ company. where he remaln ed 33 years. For about 20 years ho was foremnli of the wood worklns machincry depnrtment, and when ho left the employ of tbo company lu October, 1901, there weie but few others nmong the many employes who had servcd the company ns long ns he. Ho marrled Julla New man Boyden ln Brattleboro Oet. 22, 1SGS. Besldes Mis. Ityder be Is survived by one son, John H. Ityder, bookkeeper in the Vermont Nallonal linnk, and two bi others, John K. Ityder of Brattleboro, who 1s now serlously lll at tho Ityder home 011 South Maln street, and Wll llam lt. Ityder of Cuba, N. Y. Mr. lty icd possossed a peisonallty whlch won tbe admlrutlon of hls fellow townsmen, belng kind heartcd nnd companlonable, and at whatever post of duty Bave faitb ful aud elllclcnt serxlce. lle was an enr nest nnd devotcil membei of the I'nlta rlan socletv nnd a constnut attendant upon nll thc servlces of that ehurch. The funeral was held at the houso at 2.30 o'clock Monday, ltov. K. Q. S. Os good, of the Cnltarl.ui ehurch. olllclatlng. K. 1 1. Mlller sang three solectinns. Sedg wick jiost, G, A. It., of whlch organlza tion Mr. ityder was a member, nttended and rurnishcd bearcis, who were K. H. Putnnm, O. Prescott, S. S. Ilunt, Kzra Flsher. 11. II. Burnett nnd F. T. Stew nrt. The honorary benrers wero S. E. l.awton. F. '.. Dlcklnson, J. I.. Martln, N. I. Ilawley, J. A. Tnylor nnd Dr. G. F. Barbur. The burlal was in Prospect Illll cemetery. AmonB those who nt tended the pervlccn wero Dr. nnd Mrs. H. A. Deano nnd tho Mlsses Deano ot Kast Windsor 11111, Conn., A. II. Nowman ot Boston, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Boyden of Plymouth, Muss., and Mrs. W. C. Hryant of Keene, N. H., nnd Mrs. Cora llowo Mooro of l-nfayotte, Ind. The Hanglng Commlttee on Chrlstmas Eve. Ilcrc's the trumpet nnd the blocks; Whero 011 earth aro Tommy's socks? Thls won't hold 'em, I dpclare, No! tho candy rocs In there, You can't stuft that mnnstrous crr Into Nelllo's stockliiR leg. Hush, I thlnk they'r wldo uwnko. Do bo stlll, for Boodness suke. Annlo's got tho biggcst doll; Thnt will novcr do at all. Stand tho blcyclo down there; Pul the tool box on tho'chnlr. Thoy'll bo nll nwnko at dawn. What n llno of stocklngs, John! Ilung mlno up? Wliy, husband, doar, I ani thlrty-slx thls year. You're as dnft ns you can be. Why, I'm crylng; Roodnesa me, Ilung mlno up for you to nll 7 Klss mo, John; yes, yes, I will. Clubbing Rates. Tho usunl l'luenlx tiubblug rates, in tiiicllngmii'Bpeuliil rntcsnn tho Iloston Weekly Jmirnul, Manchester Mlrror and Farmer, I.udlos' Homo Journul nnd other imponi, aro lu forco thls year, ns licrotoforo. Tho rcgulur club rutcs nro also glveu, as usuul, wlth nny ot tho leadlng miiguzhies orotlier porlodicals, BRATTLEBORO PERSONAL. W. II. Welcome ls housed wlth a iiilnsy sore throat. Mlss Allcc Colt went to lloslon to spend tho holldays. Itol.ert Kdwnrds will ro to hls home lll Rutland for 11 Clirlstmas vislt. Mlsses Sadlo nnd Kllen Turner spent Wednesday In S'prlnglliid, Muss. Mr. nnd Mrs. J. A. Klllls of Uutlami wlll bo at J. T. Dennlng's Chrlstmas. Mlss Kmlly Krlcson will spend (Mirlst mns wlth friends In Merlden, Conn. Mlss Mlnnlo Allen wlll ro tnnlght to ber home lu Jamaica for u vncntlon. Tcrosn nud ltoso Doyle wlll spend tho bolldii.vs nt thelr home In St. Albans. Mlss Kutherlne Dwyer will spend Chrlstmas nt her home In Sprlnglleld, thls slate. P. M. Baker and chlldren of Somer vlllo wlll spend Chrlstmas wlth rolatlves In town. Mrs. Wulter Davcnport nnd Mrs. Vallo of l.ondonderry spent Monday at O. D. StowoH's. Mlss Abble Prntt will return tomorrow after n week's vlslt ln Iloston witli Mlss Dunbnm. (.'ounty Cleik J. II. Merillleld, who has been lll tbo past thiec wceks, -ls at hls olllee today. Mlss Susan Harrls Mather of Itutland has been 11 guest nt Judge Waterman's thls week. Mlss Ncllle 'Mack will eome today fiom Nortlmmploti to remnln nt her borne over I'htlstinns. I'biKbe ClaiU nnd Klttlc Clune will leave Satuidny for n week's vlslt In SptitiRlhiil, this statc. Mr. and Mrs. GeorRe Ijinc of Spiing lleld, this stnte. will be Chrlstinns Riicsts of Mrs. Knne's mothcr, Mrs. Clnrk. Mr. and Mrs. D. S. Carey will go today to Mr. Caicy's former home In Gardner, Muss., to rcmaln over Cbiistmas. Mr. and Mrs. Wllllam Hnrrls of I.a conla, N. H., aro vlsltlng Mr. Hurrls's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Harrls. Mrs. I.ymuti Goldsmlth nnd two chll dren aml Mrs. C. B. Dlciemson went Wed nesilny to Colraln to spend Chrlstmas. Mlss Katle MeGowan went to Bellows Fnlls I'tldny to attcnd the funeral of John Monahan, who dled of pnoumonln. Mr. atiil Mrs. Klias Wenerslon were pleasantly suiprlsiil nt thelr Wllliams strcet home Inst Saturday evenlng by 11 vlslt fiom u largc number oT friends. Mis. K. lt. Hemls went to Springileld, Mass.. today to sim'iu! Chrlstmas nt the home of her parents. Mr. and Mrs. Os car J Wlllnid. She was accompanled by her brother, George Willard. who has vlslted In Brattleboro two wceks. Mr. Bcmls will ro to Sprlnglleld tomoriow. NOT READY TO BE OBLITERATED. Two Local Railroad Companles That Stlll Resist Consolidatlon. Many resldents of Greenlleld as well as strangers lniulrc the siRnltlcnncc of the woids "Sullivan County" nnd "Vermont Valle" upon a part of tho enBlnes nnd cars of the Connecticut and Passumpslc dlvislon of tbe Bostqn .t Mnine railroad. These names were the tltles of two of the old rallroads ln tbe terrltory trom Brat tlelsiro to Windsor. When these roads beeame part or the Boston & Malne, tho stlpulatinn was made that the old nnmes shoubl stlll nppear upon the cars and en Blnes. It Is sald that nt one time the eompnny had some of these englnes re lettered wlth the tltle "Boston & Malne." But as the two old oompunles are still in cxistence, and own the rolllng stock of the ronds, they dld not propose to have thelr englnes lost tmrk of In thls wuy, and they rciilred the Boton & Malne to re-letter thc englnes. The deal with the Boston & Malno Is a trnlllc agreement. by whlch the Boston Malne pnys the two old companles a certain part of the earnlngs of thls part of their syslem. The Vermont Valley owns the road from Brattleboro to Bel lows Falls, and tbe Sullivan County owns the road from Bellows Falls to Windsor, runnlng a Rood part of the way throuRh Sullivan county, New Hampshlre. It ls sald to be proliable that sooner or later these roads, toBOther with-the Con necticut Itlver road whlch is leased by the Boston & Malne, and other leased lines. will be bought outrlRht. nnd thus becoine inteRral parts of the great North ern New Kngland system. But so far lt has not been posslble to make a satls f.ictory arrangement with the stockhold ers. Connecticut Itlver stock sells nt 2iW, .ind the Sullivan County & Vermont stocks are Imth paylng good lnterest, So that the stoekholders are in no hurry to exchange their holdlngs for Iloston & Malne stock One can't help Imaginlng that the stvkhnri.ers of these two little roads rather cnjoy keeping nllve theso two companles as monuments of the day ot small independent enterprises. No doubt they get pleasure out of the dally slght of tho names "Sullivan County" and "Vermont Valloy" whlzzlng by on tho fast Boston & Malne tralns, ns an Indlcatlon that they aro r.ot yet cora pletcly swallowed up by the consolldntlng tendencles of tho tlmes. Greenlleld G.izette. Dr. George Itoberts was called to South Newfane Monday to amputate the left leg. Just helow tbe knee, ot Wesley Tny lor, who was sufferliiR from blood pol sonlng. havlng bnd the Ilmb crushod 12 days before by a fallliiB Iree. The memtwrs of Beauseant Command ery. Knights Tcmplar. will rendozvous In thelr 'asylum nt 10.30 o'clock tomorrow, Frlday, to pnrtleipate In the followinB sentlment: "To Our Most Kminent Grand Jlaster, Henry Bates Stoddard: As n hun dred thnusand KnlBhts nt one moment look Southward, so one hundred thotisand hearts ro forth to hlm with Rlad Chrlst mas Breetlngs." A response from the srand mnster will be read. PUTNEY. There will bo no servlce In tbe Method lst ehurch Sunday. Hev. Mr. Metcalf will return to Putney next week. The ladlos' soclety of the Baptlst ehurch will meet with Mrs. d. U Plerce next Wednesday from 10 a. m. to 4 p. m Mrs. Plerce will furnlsh dlnner. Stufflng the "White Serfs." SprlnRileld Ueporter. That "giindliiR inonnpoly," the Ver mont Murblo Co gavo Its "whlto serfs" llvo tons of turkey, 33 barrels of cran IxMiies, and tlfty barrels of potatoes Tbanksglving. Vermont neinls moro of that kind of inonopolles. Slxtythree People Kllled In a Railroad Wreck. A traln on the Baltimore & Ohlo' rail road. runnlng nt u hlgh rnte of speed, was wrecked elght mlles west of Connels vllle, Pa., last nlBht, and C3 people were kllled nnd 20 to 30 badly lnjured. The trnln conslsied of nn engine, bnggage car and smoker, nnd n dlning cnr. The nncldont was cnused by runnlng Into aomo swltch tlmbers, nnd the traln was thrown from tho track and down an embankmcnt. Many of thoso who peilshcd wero scnlded lo death by steam. Garreto Gullty of Manslaughter. Alexander Gnretto, tho Itallan so clallst who ilred the shot that killed Eli Cortl. nn nnarchlst, ln the rlot ln Barre Oct. 3, wns found gullty of manslaughter at the end of the trlal In tho Washington county court nt Montpelier yesterday, nnd was sentenced by Judgo Stnftord to not less than 10 nor moro than 12 years in state'B prlson. Apparent Shortage of $5,000, Tho people of Shaftsbury are greatly dlsturbed over the dlscovory of nn np parent BhortaBe of $5000 in tho occounts of Myrou Bnrton, for 25 years town trcas urer, who dled somo tlmo ngo, BRATTLEBORO PERSONAL I.. F. Adams was ln Sprlngh. on buslness Tuesdtiy. Mlss Wells of Pittsllel.l gtiest nt Mrs. F. II. Fair s M , Arthtir Monroo Is hotne rrom ' , t'nlvorslty to spend tho hoii.i , Mrs. Kcnorii Hlchntdsoii ,r r, Mnss., Is ln town ror a holld.n Thomas .Mltchell wlll go wi ,, tho soldlers' homo ln Bennliu-i,, , Mlss Helen Dunlcnvy of Ii., 1 , homo thls week ror a week Kail Ainold or Ambetat home Monday ror the Chrlst,,,, tlon. Mlss Nclllo Brown went M,,. Woodsvllle, N. II,, ror n Kn weeks. Mlss Jesslo Swift, who has .1 Natlck, Muss., Is vlsltlng her 1., F. f. Swlrt. Mrs. I.. I). Greene and son- 11 ,,, Uay. cninc lo Brattleboro . vlslt rolatlves. Kail Titus ls at liome ft..,,, stiidlis in Bosion to renifiln ,1 chrlstmim lecess. GeorRe W. Clapp, who ,,, , ln Worcester, caine hcime s a week's vacitluti Mrs. I. S. Couch returned ford, Conn., Tuesdav- tn tlu h . son, II. F. Jordan. Mlss Hnnntib C'otiroy, wici r. derwent nn operatlon ln 11 H pltnl Is convnlosienl Mnrtin F. Auslln of Bost..ti tbe home of hls parents. .Mr .lurnes Auslln, tomoimw. Mlss Mnbel Hunt Ibilshed 1 ln the buslness college In Wm. returned home last week. Jllss Mnry McCarthy, ileik 1 Mann's store, wlll spend ,,,- ber home lu Bellows Falls. Mrs. Kntherine Gruy of W01.. Vlslted thls week al the hon,. . brother, Mnjor C. Houghton Ilarry Hodgklna has been ,, Itlver sovernl days, called ll 1. scrlous lllness of hls mothcr Messrs. Ollver nnd Snwyer Ing severnl days with Col. I, 1, at hls eottngo ot Spoffoid lake Addison U Aldrlch nnd I.llhi.. 1 ly, both of Boston, werc tnnni. , clty Dec. Ki, by Itev. Kdw.iul . 1 F. J. IJalley, who has l . n . hotne 011 Green stieet since t'. October, Is slowiy nnd sti.idii Ing. Mlss Mnrlon Hlce came h Smlth College Wednesday t., vncntlon wlth her brother 11 Hlce. .Mrs. Frederlc Coudray ,'itid iw dren returned thls wiek to W Conn.. after spendlng n w. ek Crosby's. Hennle Blngham, son of Mr C. F. Blngham. has n.arh 1. from hls scrlous lllness and out doors. Dr. K. H I. nch moved u 1 from the Doollttle cottnge ,,i ton street to the P.itrlck l.ill -Klllnt street. Mlss Paullne Jcnne of Mt. II , Icge Is nt the home ,,f her 1 aml Mrs. C. I". lt. Jeiiae, f.it t . , mns holldays. Mrs. Jnmes Grltlln and il.innl.i. -trude. of Kearnoy, N. J., will . c to remnln during the holid.n Mary Grlllln's. Mrs Mlss Kou Powell, bookkeeper f r F.e-n ItiB A: Ciowii. will llnlsh w.irk !.. week nnd will enter an art - " New York clty. Mlss Annle O'Nell, nurse .it t'. ',r ren bospltnl In Montngue. will I, , at the homo of her grandfatht r M Baker. tomorrow. Mrs. Geoige Gonyer .ind I ,! I Mlsses I.llian and Annle M .r;l.. Wednesday to Sherbrooke. t'.m ul. spend the holldays. st "1 Mlss Brldget Garrlty. ivln is h- ng treated at the Rutland. M.is- . s,r -torlum, Is exiected today r.ir a we k s vlslt wlth her parents. Percy Henley, who has t,. . H r.l Ing school ln Holderness. X. 11 ime to Brattleboro Saturda to ;ie: J fe weeks wlth his parents. Mrs. Stoddard and Mlss D,,i S 9 of New York came Wednesd.u t , r n . n with thelr sister, Mrs. Ibdiert G Hardle. untll nfter Chrlstmas Dr. and -Mrs. J. B. Donnei: ' 1 ner nnd Thomas Bowier and : ,n. Jamaica l'laln will eome tod.ij Chrlstmas nt James Bowier s Mrs. O. T. Ware went S.it.r: Fitchburg on account of the 1 . J n 'i-rJ- f - 1 1 1 f w, at Mr. V are s mother. Mr. Wur there Wednesday of this week. Dr. Jnmes C. Austln of Spen. er and John D. Austln of Sprlngflcld, Mass. will be at the home of their parents, Mr and Mrs. Martln Austln, tomorrow. Halph Caln. who has charge of the pieklliiR factory at Canestota, N. Y la whlch A. L. Blair ls lnterested, cama homo Tuesday for the Chrlstmas vaca tlon. Mis. Ktta Howe left Tuesday for Mer lden, Conn., where she will spend the winter. Her daughter, Mts. Alfred S. Thompson, nccompanled her to Sprmg licld, Mnss. Mlss Susan Salisbury of EUmt strcet is serlously ill with n heart nffe, ti, and complications. She ls the oldcst w man in Brattleboro, belng 9S years old Ust October. J. H. Sollday of Dedham. Mass Mr ,1 d Mrs. F. L. Stetson and dauglrr 'f Greenlleld and Mrs. Ollve Stetson J k sonvlllo nttended the funeral of . i P Jones Tuesday. Mrs. Loulse Humpstone ls wr!i r r mother. Mrs. Hawson, of Canal strcei r a hollday vislt, Mrs. Humpstone is w vocal teaeher in tho normal s. 'i in Fredonla, N. Y. Leland Caiiton returned Saturd iy , nn tho I'nlverslty of Vermont fr 1 a Chiistmas vacation. A classmate M r cellus landon of Burlington, wlll rae Monday to vislt with hlm ln a few d ya Michael Hodgins is hero for n vlsit wi"i hls sister, Mrs. Bert Selms, over Ct st mas. Mr, Hodgins worked In Brattieb ro several years ago, and Is now a 1 n ' operator In the New York Journ a 'i T. A. Austln has received news or 'lie death of hls cousln, Thomas M ks, which oecurred the 21st In Cambr jg1 port, Mass., from pneumonia. Mr. Monks llved In Brattleboro several ye .rs ago. Mrs. C. P. DeWltt left Monda f'f Southern Plnes, N, C, where she lus prevlously spent two wlnters. Sho w s nccompanled by Mrs. I'hoebe Kn,,p They stopped en route In New Haven iid Washington. Among tho teachers who are at hcie for the holldays are Josle Foster . "d Emma Lundberg of Sprlnglleld, JH", Ella Newman of Newton, Mass., Mimuo Brasor of Brookline, Mass., and Mar m Noyes of Phlladelphla. Mrs. Patrlck Mannlng, Mlss F'ira Smlth and the two-year-old son of Thomas Clune, who havo been recel is surglcal treatment nt the Fnrren hospltal ln Montague, returned to thelr honus here Wednesday, very mueh Improved in health. Capt. Ernest J. Waterman, nsslst nt clerk to tho Senate commlttee on ngrn ul ture and forestry ln Washington, Is at homo for a vaentlon of a fow days. Ile has been ncttng clork of tho commltt 11 on mllttary alTalrs durlng tho investlg' tlon of tho chnrges agalnst Gen. Leonaid Wood. James Burrett, centro flelder of tho Detrolt Amorlcnns, Is in Athol for t, holldays. Barrett stnted Tuesday that bo far ns ho knew ho wns not to play ln tho Cinclnnntl nntlonal leaguo team ncxt summer, as reported ln soveral papers Ho belloved If ho was transferred from Detrolt it would bo to clther the New York or St. Louis Amorlcans. Hnrrctt li. ' slgned a contraet to play anothqr year in Detrolt, and expects he will do so.