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THE VERMONT PHCENIX, BRATTLEBORO, ERIDAY, AUGUST 26, 1904. BELLOWS FALLS NEWS Death of Mrs. J. H. Carley. Mrs. Jnmes II. Cnrley, 35, dled nt hcr homo on Westminster strcot Mondny mornlng. Sho had boon conflned to lior bcd only a week. Tho funcrnl wns hcld from St. Chnrlcs church yostcrdny morn lng nt 9 o'clock. In tho nbsonce of Fnthor Reynolds, Rev. Fnthcr lllckoy of Spring fleld olllclated. Burlal was in St. Clmrles cemetcry. Mrs. Cnrlcy Is HUrvlvcd by her husband, a son and a daughter, an nged mother, Mrs. Mlchnol MncDonald of Som orvlllo, Mass., nnd slstcrs, Mrs. II. 1'. Russoll of Weymouth, Mass., Mrs. Cnnna- van, Mrs. J, R. Dunn of Dartmouth, N. S., and Mrs. John Turpln of Somorvlllc. Henry ,C. Wllllams. Ilcnry Cllnton Wllllams dlcd nt hls homo on Atklnson strect Tuesday morn lng from hoart fallitrc, aftor nn lllncss of only four dnys. IIo was born Feb. 13, 1837. Ho was a metnber of tho Grand Army post ln Sprlngfleld, nnd wns n racra ber of compnny B, Flrst Vermont cnvalry, during the clvll war. He nttcnded tlio Grand Arniy cncnmpmcnt In Boston lnst week. Tho funeral was hcld thls morn lng nt 10.30 o'clock, Rev. L. O. Sher burne ortlclatlng, nnd btirlal wlll be in Ludlow. Ho is survlvcd by hls wlfe nnd daughter. MIss Ada Wllllams, a brother, Iloraco Wllllams of Arlington, and a sls tcr, MIss Ada J. Wllllams of Sprlngfleld, who attendcd tho funeral. Mr. nnd Mrs. G. L. Blngham of Addison Junctlon, N. T nlso were present. Mrs. Mary A. Perry. Mrs. Mary A. Terry dled at her homo on Henry street Sunday. Sho had been 111 flvo weeks wlth nnaemla, induced by Hver trouble. Sho wns born In Windham Nov. 3, 1S43. Sho ls survlved by threo chlldren, Charles F. Perry of Keene, MIss Mlnnlo L. Perry and Mrs. II. D. Spar row of thls place, and two half brothers, Frank D. Kendnll of Putney nnd Solon W. Kendall of Northampton. The funeral was held at tho Baptlst church Wednesday nfternoon, Rev. L. O, Sherburne olTlclatlng ln the absenco of nev. ' Mr. Jnckson. The servlco was largely attended, especlally by tho Wo mnn's Rellef corps. Mrs. Perry was presldent of the local corps. Sho was sccrctary of Amlty Rebokah lodge, a member of Alpha chapter, Order of East orn Stnr, n member of Rathbono Slstcrs nnd Fall Mountaln Grangc. At ono tlmo sho was nntlonnl nld of the Woman's Re llef corps, nnd had held several offlces In the department of Vermont. Mr. nnd Mrs. D. E. Wcbster havo been at Lake Bomoseen n week. Mrs. Charles II. RLch is vlsltlng her sls ter in Colorado Sprlngs, Colo. John O. SprlnR attended the Grand Army encampment ln Boston last week. Miss Kntherlne Ilennessey is spendlng a three weeks' vacatlon ln SprlnEfleld, Mass. Mrs. Gerald M. Welch Is spendlng a month wlth her parents nt Mlll Roches, Ont. Mrs. Charles Willard of Charlestown, N. H., Is vlsltlng her slster, Mrs. E. J. Upham. Deacon C. W. OsROod wlll dellver an address ln tho Baptlst church next Sun day mornlne. Mall Carrler Pond has had hls vacatlon extended to moro than 13 days owlng to poor health. II. B. Evans recently bought a houso on Chnso court, whlch formerly was owned by Mrs. G. E. Page. Archlo S. MacKlnnon of Attloboro, Mass., is spendlng a week of hls summer vacatlon at hls home here. John II. Wltherbee and Mrs.'Agnes Bus sey of Troy, N. II., were marrlcd Monday evenlng by Rev. Mr. Sherburne. The marrlago engagement of Henry A. Stoddard and MIss Katherine M. O'Brien, both of Rockingham, Is announced. Mrs. A. II. Brown returned Thursday from a vlslt of nearly three months in Wellesley, Mass., and Berwlck, Me. MIss Sarah Watson, who has been n guest a week at James II. Wllllams's, re turned Monday to Germantown, Pn. During the absenco of Mrs. E. J. Ran tler, the publlc llbrary Is In charge of MIss II. A. Hildreth, a former llbrarlan. The last of a drlvo of logs contitlnlnR 8,COO,000 feet went ovcr the d.un at Wilder Saturday and Is now well on tho way to Bellows Falls. Rev. E. W. Tyman, n. member of the faculty of tho Montreal theoloRlcal sem lnary, wlll preach Sunday in the Congre gatlonal church. Rev. P. II. Murdlck of Ellzabeth. N. J preached Sunday mornlng in the Mctho dlst church, and was tho guest of B. C. Mason ovcr Sunday. Mrs. Mary Peckham of Franklin Falls, N. 11., Wlll Adams and Mrs. Stella Mc Intyro havo been guests at C. W. Os good's thls week. MIs3 Alberta Campbell, a former teach er ln the schools here, but naw teachlng ln Porto Rlco, is In town, tho guest of Mrs. S. J. Coolldge. MIss Follett nnd MIss Ollve S. Webb of Provldonce and Miss Gertrudo Kendall of Somervllle, Mass., aro guests thls week at Mrs. J. II. Webb's. The publlc schools will open Tuesday, Sept. C. Supt. Merriam returned Tuesday, and may now ho consulted at hls olHco In the hlgh school bulldlng. Dennis Brennan, W. E. Conway and J. J. O'Connor, wlth other local delegates, wlll attend the natlonal conventlon of tho Unlted Irlsh league In New York Aug. 30-31. The ladles' nld socloty of tho Unlversal Ist church wlll servo a supper In the vos try of the church Sept. 1. Mrs. II. E. Dean and Mrs. C. K. Labaree aro In charge. The posltlon at head of tho advertislng department of the Vermont Farm Machlno company, whtch was vacated recently by W. II, Black, has been takcn by Charles A. Ames. G'eorge II. Muzzy attended the Grand Army encampment In Boston last week. Later he Jolned Mrs. Muzzy at thelr homo ln South Berwlck, Me., where they wlll spend a week. Tomorrow evenlng tho Rebekahs and Bellows Falls lodgo of Odd Fellows wlll go to Mr. and Mrs. Hnrold Rlchardson's for a corn roast. The rldo was planned for last Saturday, but was postponed on account of rain. Tho house formerly owned by Georgo Sabin on tho Saxtons River road, near Barber park, was destroyed by flre Fri day night. Tho bulldlng was unoccupled, having been bought recently by tho North ern Land company of Boston, Tho origtn of tho flre ls unknown. A meetlng of tho volots of Gagevlllo Is scheduled for 7.30 thls evenlng to hear ANDES bve no optflor for itrvlce and dafiblllty. Cortcctly buiit, hanisomdy deiiened nd rnoitrattly prlttd. Your locai dcaUr will be pltaicd to ihow the uitlul dcvlcci found only ln tbe Andcf. PHILLIPS Sl CLARK STOVE CO., CENEVA, N. Y. tho report of tho commlttce nnd seo If nny nctlon wlll be takcn ln regard to Im provlng tho vlllngo. Thls ls n questlon worthy of much notlco, nnd It ls hopod thnt ftll votors wlll como out. Charles anugli, 09, a formij- rosldcnt of Bellows Fnlls, dled Mcndny fn Easthamp ton, Mass., from a cnncorous nffoctloiiof tho thront. IIo had been cmployod by tlio Heldlug sllk company of Northampton In recent yoars. IIo Is survlvcd by four sons nnd two daught'ers, Includlng Mrs. l.owH Lovcll nnd Wllllnm Gaugh of thls placo. Mrs. A. Loulse Putnam- of Brattleboro, past department presldent oMho Womnn's Rellef corps, nnd Annle U. 11. Ilnrrls of Putney, pnst presldent of Col. W, II. Grecnwood corps, camo horo Wednesday to attcnd tho funcrnl of Mrs. Mary A. Porry, presldent of E. ir. Stoughton Wo mnn's Rellef corps. Labor day wlll bo celebratcd Sept. B by local membcrs of unlons. At 9 a, m, thero wlll bo tho usunl parade. J. J. O'Connor hns been chosen chlef marshnl. In tho afternoon thero wlll bo a plcnlo at Bar ber park, when thero wlll bo nthletlo sports and a gencrnl good tlmo. Tho Cltlzens' band wlll play during tho day. All local lovcrs of muslo wlll bo pleased to lenrn that S. U. Whltney nnd a boy soprnno from hls Boston cholr wlll glvo a freo recltnl In Immnnuel church somo evenlng In tho near future. Mr, Whltney nceds no Introduction to local people, aa hls recltnls here havo becomo almost an nnnunl nffalr, nnd havo betn nttendcd by largo numbcrs. At n gatherlng nt D. M. Thayer's last Monday tho Whlto family was repro sented by 27 members. Among thoso pres ent from out of town wcro Mr. nnd Mrs. M. B. Kclley nnd daughter of Northamp ton, Mr. nnd Mrs. Dan Webster nnd daughter of New York, Mrs. Cnry nnd son of Brattleboro, nnd Mr. and Mrs. Wll llams nnd daughter of Chlcago. Tlio Democratlc nnd Rcpubllcan cau cuses wcro hcld Snturdny afternoon nnd evenlng, when candldatcs for town repre sentatlvcs nnd Justlco tlckcts wero noml nated. Tho Rcpubllcans nomlnated Chns. II. Wllllams ns thelr candldnto for repro sentatlvo and Dr. E. R. Campbell was the cholco of tho Democrats. Mr. Wlll lams ls a lawycr nnd a well known trlnl Justlce, nnd Dr. Campbell has been for ycars a successful physlclan. SAXTONS RIVER. Lake-May. Ono of tho prettlest weddlngs cvcr seen In Saxtons River took plnce Monday evo ning, Aug. 22, when Mtss Mnrlon Maud Lake of thls placo and Robcrt Sponccr May of Unlon City, Conn., wero marrled In tho Baptlst church, tho ceromony belng pcrformod by Rev. A. E. Foote, tho pns tor. Betwecn 200 and 300 lnvltntlons wero Issucd. Tho church was brllllant wlth lts new olcctrlo llghts and bcautiful decor atlons, whlch wero in charge of MIss Mnry Wllhur, who had a large number of ns slstnnts. A great bank of whlto nnd green was back of the nltar, wlth a bell of white osters suspendcd ovcrhend. Thero was an nrch of ovcrgreen at tho front of each nlsle. nnd at tho lcft was a g.ito of green. Stntioned nt tho Kato was Roland Sl monds, a cousln of tho brido. Tho gal Icry nt tho back of tho room was border ed wlth sweet peas, and tho pews were trlmmed wlth hydrAngens. After tho guests wcro soatcd tho ushers brought ln ropes of cvergreon nnd placed thcm across tho ends of tho pows, fonnlng a green nlsle, and tho carpct wns strown with ferns by Dean Lake and Clark Slmonds. Tho weddlng party camo ln from tho two rcar doors of tho church whllo Mrs. Kimball plnyed tho openlng strnlns of tho brldal ninrch from Lohengrln. Fol lowing tho ushers on tho rlght wcro tho groom, wlth tho best man, Hownnl En slgn of Unlon City; on the loft cnme Chrlstlno Lake, bearlng tho rlng, MIss Jesslo Ilawley of Brattleboro nnd MIss Arllno Hammond of North Troy, clnss mates of the brlde, nnd then the brlde, nccompanled by MIss Julla Fayo of Keene, mald of honor. Tho ushers were Danlel Campbell, a cousln of tho brlde, nnd Mr. Barker of Bellows Falls, Georgo Russell of Keene nnd Nathnnlel Brooks of Charlestown, N. II. After tho ccremony tho brldnl couplo camo down tho right nislo, whllo tho organlst piaycd Mendelssohn's weddlng march nnd ns tho brldo passcd benenth the gallcry chll dren showored her wlth flowers. Following tho weddlng ccremony n re ceptlon was glvcn at tho homo of Mr. Lake, where Mr. and Mrs. May, standlng undcr a bell of plnk nnd whlto asters, recelved tho congratulatlons of thelr rela tlvcs nnd Intlmato frlends. Tho houso was prettlly deconited. Refreshmonts wcro served. An nrrny of bcautiful presents was placed in an nlcovo ln tho upper hall. About 10 o'clock tho brldal palr, nccom panled by Mc. and Mrs. Euslgn, drovo away amld i shower of rlce. Mrs. May is tho only daughter of Ed wln Lake of thls placo, a member of one of tho oldest nnd best known famllles. Sho graduated from Vermont academy ln 1903, and ls a member of tho Baptlst church. For threo ycars sho sang In tho Unlversallst church ln Keene, and now hns a posltlon In tho nuartot of tho Flrst Methodlst church ln Waterbury. Conn. Sho ls a favorlto wlth all her frlends. Mr. May Is tho son of Dr. May of Unlon City, Conn., and was for a timo a student nt Vermont academy. At present ho hns a posltlon as cashlor ln tho Gas Improvement company of Waterbury. Tho brldo woro a gown of sllk chiffon, trimmed wlth lace medalllons, over sllk, nnd a vell. Sho earrled a bouquct of whlto sweet peas. Tho mald of honor wore a dresa of whlto lace, and tho brldesmalds were nlso in white. All threo earrled whlto asters. Among tho guests from out of town not prevlously mentloned were Dr. nnd Mrs. May of Unlon City, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Lake of Keene, Dr. nnd Mrs. Ed Campbell, MIss Wales, Miss Frost, Mr. and MIss Hildreth nnd othcrs of Bellows Falls; Mr. nnd Mrs. Henjamln Alden of Queo chee, MIss Adlno Hale of Green Rlver, Georgo nnd Lcna Campbell, Mlsses Nel llo and Mary Cutting, Ed nnd Henry Gor ham nnd Mlsses Stella nnd Maud Goodcll of Westminster West. Mr. and Mrs. May wlll mako thelr homo In Unlon City. Mrs. W. W. Cory was ln Marlboro, N. II., Tuesday. .Mrs. Ethel McComlskey returned last Tuesday to hcr home. Mr. Blggio and Mrs. Nottlo Hooper were nt C. L. Ualo's Wednesday, Ilnzol Galo returned Sunday nfter a week's vlslt ln Brattleboro. Mrs. Cora Palgo went Wednesday to Windsor to vlslt several weeks. Mrs. Harrlet Sovernsof Burlington camo Sunday to vlslt her son, Martln Sover ena. Tho Saxtons Rlver band furnlshcd mu slo for the dnnce at tho park Wednesday nlght. A, W. Brown, who works ln W. W. ffietter Home 3aking The improvcmenU pcrfected ln the new Andes Ranges make it an casy matter to secure the very best resulti in baking and roastin?. The fire is aiways unaer coniroi, ana ine oven heat quickly icgulated. The ease of care, their eeonomy and cleanliness have made Andes Ranges prime favorites. No other makehasso many practical conveoiencet. Stoves and Ranges Cory'n blacksmllh shop, Is nwny ior n. vnr'atlon. Mrs. Wnltcr 5?ulll nnd MIss Floreneo of Syinciiso, N. Y., vlsltcd Monday nt C. II. Whltcomb's. John tlornn nnd fnmlly Rtnrtod from horo Monday for llnnovcr, III., whoro Mr. llumn has been worklng somo tlmo. Tho members of tho Saxtons ltlver band nro plannlng to hold n lawn party next week. It Is hoped thnt tho vlllngo pooplo wlll patronlzo thcm well ns thoy hnve furnlshcd muslc for sovcrnl lawn partlen thls summer, nnd they need tho moncy for now muslc, nnd other, thlngs. ATHENS. Tho schools ln town will bcgln Monday, August 29. C. L. Tcnnoy of Conway,' Mass., is vlsltlng ln town. P. M, Bnll of Bollowp Falls spent last wcck at hls homo here. MIss S.Mvln Powers ls spcndlng a fow days wlth frlends here. Rev. F. M. Bnker has been nttomllng tho camp mcctlngs ln Claremont Junctlon. Mr. nnd Mrs. F. II. Whltney of BulTnlo, N. Y., vlsltcd rclatlves hcro tho flrst of tho week. .Mrs. L. C. MncGlbbon nnd chlldren of Hartford, Conn., nnd Charles Gould of Townshend woro nt P. R. Clnrk's Sun day. GRAFTON. A soclnl wlll bo held ln tho Baptlst vestry next Tuesday ovcnlng. August 30. Rcadlngs wlth unlquo lllustratlons nnd n muslcal puzzlo wlll bo part of tho program. Ico cream nnd cako wlll bo served. WALPOLE, N. H. Thomns C. Sparhawk, one of tho most Dlnsmoro House sovcrnl ycars, has bought that property and wlll complctely reno vato nnd refurnlsh It nt tho -closo of tho summer season. Thomas C, Sparhawk. ono of the most hlghly rcspcctel cltlzens of tho town, dled nt nis homo August 21 from pneumonla. He belongcd to ono of tho town's oldest famllles, belng a great grandson of Judgo Thomns Sparhawk, who camo horo from Lunenburg, Mass., ln 1769. Hls cnrly days wero spent ln Lcoanon nnd Rockingham Vt, whero hls father earrled on tho Abcl Bellows farm a number of ycnrs. Ho was m Mlnnesotn from 1SG5 to 1870. returned hcro In tho Intter ycar, and ln 1872, after tho death of hla brother, Georgo IH Sparhawk, bought tho fnmlly homcstcad. and tho farm odjolnlng whero ho has slnco llvcd wlth hls slster, MIss Mary sparnawK. Many Walpole people were shocked Sat urday to learn of tho death of Wllliam C. Bannlng, whlch took placo at Long Branch, N. J., from apoplexy nfter taklng a surf bath. Mr. Bannlng was about 65 years old and a nntlvo of Lymo, Conn. Ho had been ln buslness for years In Now York and Phllndelphln. Ho cnmo to Wal pole wlth hls family ten years ago nnd rcnted tho Joseph Wilson placo on tho road to Bellows Falls. A fcw years later ho bought tho Moses Halo placo on I'ros pect street. whero hls family have llved. Ho camo hcro ns often ns hls buslnws would pormlt. Ho Is survlved by a wlfe, threo daughters, and n son, Kendnll Ban nlng, n graduato of Dartmouth, who is engaged in llterary work In Chlcago. NORTHFIELD, MASS. Mr. nnd Mrs. Hcrbert Wood of Iakc City, Iowa, havo been tho guests of hls brother, Dr. N. P. Wood. Deputy Mellcn of Brattleboro ralsed tho elected chlefs of Snunkeag Trlbo UO, Northfield, last Thursday ovcnlng. Ro marks wcro madc by tho vlsltors and n gencral soclal tlmo was cnjoyed. Spcclnl ntlendanco of degTeo tciim n.cmbers is de slrcd nt the next meetlng. Publlc schools wlll open for tho fall term on Tuesday, Septcmber 6th, wlth th following toaehers: Hlgh, Mr. Rleh and MIss Mary Godd.ird; Intermedlate, Jtlss Maudo I White; prlmary, Mrs. Jen nitiRrf; East Northfield, ai.ss Bnhno nnd MIss Lottie Evans; West Northlleld, MIss Lllllan Thaycr; Upper Farms, MIss Mnry Abbott; Lower Farms, MIss Carrlo Rus sell. Puplls from tho mountaln dlstrlcts wlll be transported to No. 3 nnd tho vll lngo nnd tho usual provlsions mndo con cernlnR tho chlldren in tho North moun taln dlstrict. How to Grow the Chlcks. Every one who attempts to grow poul try of nny klnd during tho present season wlll bo moro or less concerncd nbout tho spcedy growth of tho youngsters. Thls can bo consldcrably ndvnnccd and hastcn ed through proper caro and fccdlng. Early nnd often ls a vcry good rulo to follow In feedlng tho young chlcks; they cannot posslbly havo thelr llrst meal too soon nfter dayllght ln the mornlng. It Is a hablt of many to go nbout In the ovcn lng Just nt dark nnd placo somo food whero tho young chlcks wlll flnd lt nt the flrst pcep of dawn. Thls wlll provlde for the flrst meal and removo tho necesslty of early rlslng lor thoso who have noth lng elso to call them up early In the mornlng; follow thls by other fceds nt an lntcrval of every two or threo hours dur ing the day. Whero tho hen ls carlng for the chlcks, sce that she has a full food supply nt least threo tlmes a day of larger gralns, such ns wholo corn nnd wheat.. Chango tho dlet of tho young chloks unless you are feedlng them one of tho prcpared chick foods. Thls, when used, 13 a proper ratlon for the young chlcks untll they aro four or flvo weeks old. Following thls, nothlng can bo better for the young chlcks than a mlxturo of wholo wheat, hulled oats. cracked corn, nnd a little becf scrap. After tho chlcks aro three or four weeks old, dry bran should bo fed to them. A mlxturo of oqual parts of very flncly ground oats, corn meal, nnd whlto mlddllngs, wlth n little beef scrap, makes a flne meal for a mash food, whlch may be scaldcd wlth elther bolllng mllk or watcr nn hour or two boforo it Is fed. Thls should be fed to th chlcks cool, nevcr hot, nlwnys ln tho conslstency termed dry, crumbllng mash. Sweet sklmmcd mllk or mllk of any klnd cnnnot bo put to better uso than to be fed to the growlng chlcks. Ncver feed tho young or growlng chlcks slops or sloppy food of any klnd. Nothlng is moro injurlous. Tho young and growlng chlcks must havo grlt of somo klnd provlded for them. Where thero Is plenty of good sharp sand, coarso gravel nnd materlal of thls klnd, spcclnlly prepared grlt need not bo glvon to them. A little smnll charcoal broken ns flne as a graln of wheat Is always of advantage, both for young and old. Country Gentleman. Fellow Feellna. "I've Just had a letter from my son Georgo," crled a hnppy pnrent, runnlng to a rustlc nelshbor's door, "and ho tells me ho hns won n scholarshlp at school. I can't tell you how dellghtcd I am. It makes me feel O !" "Yes, I qulte undorstand your feellng, mam," replled Mrs. Joncs. "I felt Just tho same myself when our young plg ear rled oft a mednl at tho ngrlcultuml show." Stray Storles. Between Frlends. MIss Elderlelgh "I seo by tho papers that tho crazo for the antlque Is dylng out." MIss Young "Ycs, dear; but I hopo for your sako that it wlll last through leap ycar, at least." Chlcago Dally News. The Dlfference, Little Rodnoy "Papa, what Is the dlf ference between cllmato and weathor?" Mr. Wayout (of Dtsmalhurst-on-the-Bllnk) Cllmato, my son, ls what a lo callty has when you aro buylng a homo thero, and weather is what lt has after wards,' Puck. B0YS' SUIT SALE. This Sale Lasts 8 Days, Begins Satur day Morning, August 27, and Closes Saturday Night, September 3. We have counted our Boys' Suits and find we have in stock today 473, in sizes 3 to 17. We have divided these 473 knee pant suits into six lots. Every suit we have in our store goes into this sale. LOT 1. Thls lot contains all of the famous Widow Jones suits that were 5.00 and $6.00, in fancy patterns, black, clay and blue worsteds, cheviots and scotches. Your choice of any boys suit we have in our store for $3.50. Remember they are $5.00 and $6.00 suits for $3.50. LOT 2. This lot contains nearly ioo strictly all-wool suits and many black and blue worsteds. Every suit in this lot is a $4.00 one and you have your choice for $2.75. Remember they are $4-oo suits for $2.75. LOT 3. This lot contains about 80 suits in all-wool dickeys and worsteds. Not a suit in this lot that was less than $3.00 and many of them were $3.50. Remember they are $3, $3.50 suits, $2.25. Come early and you will see bargains that will please you. Everything except white in boys' $1.00 K. & E. blouses and We carry the Franklin & Walton shoes for boys; none better custom shoes at $2.00 and $2.50. Strictly One Price, CASH, and Your Money Back if You Want it. GOODNOW, PEARSON & HUNT. THE MINISTER'S QARGAIN As Told by Dcaeon Webb. Mnybo tho chapel aln't a grand lookln' bulldln.' nnd somo folks actually goes bo far as to say It's nn eycsoro In tho vll lage, but tho powcr o' tho Lord aln't to bo bound down to tho tcmplcs of stono and splres, nnd flne palntcd windows; and though lt's bullt of plaln brlcks and mortar I nllow thero aln't no spot ln Little Mnrpleton whero tho testlmony of tho Gospel has made Itself more felt than In that little chapel of ours. Thcro's many been turned from dark ness to llght up nt our chapel theso two-nnd-twonty year ns 1'vo been deacon, nnd more than ono brnnd's been plucked from tho burnln' through me. Not ns I wants to boast of what tho Lord's wrought by my handa, but "twa3 a blcs scd day ln my llfo when Hlll Grlllln stood up to glvo hla tcstlmonoy tho Sabbath after ho bccamo llko a llttlo chlld. "Frlends," he sald, n-takln' oft hls coat nnd n-rollln' up hls shlrt sleevcs, "look nt theso musclcs. You knows what n lot of flghtln" I've dono ln my tlmo wlth 'em! 1 wns a-flghtln' for tho dovll, that's what I was a-doln', but Mr. Webb" that's mo "ho's brought me ovcr to tho other slde, nnd now I'm n-goln to strlko homo for tho Lord, and tho man what stands up agln mo'U havo to look out!" And ho shook hls flsts In tho nlr, whllo wo all shouted Ilallelulah!" 'Twas grand, I tell you; and I was so pleased to thlnk what a blessed Instrument I'd been thnt I nsked IJI11 Griflln homo to supper. We'vo been mlghtlly blessed wlth preachcrs, too, ln my day. Of course, lt nln't every man as has powcr that way, though ho may thlnk ho have, nnd me nnd Deacon Brown. beln' glfted wlth dlscrlm lnatlon, hns had to tell 'cm somotlmes that thero was moro of worldly mammon than scrlpturo In thelr dlscourses. We'ro plaln folks up at tho chapel, nnd wo don't want no flno speechlfyln'. What wo llkes Is plenty of texts applled wlth a wlll, and a preacher what can't uso hls arms ns well as hls mouth aln't reckoned of much account. Not thnt wo ever sorlously offendcd a preacher by tellln' hlm what wo thought cxcept once, nnd that warn't on ac count of hls preachin". Wo nevcr found no fnult wlth that. 'Twas because wo bested hlm, and ho went away thlnkln' that Little Mnrpleton folks wero a blt too mnny for hlm. 'Twas a plty ho ovcr boro mallco, for wo all sald ho was an acccptablo preacher but ho never como near the chapel ngaln. It was thls way. Every ycar wo havo our Sabbath School Annlvcrsary, and makes a collectlon for the funds mornln', afternoon, nnd evenln.' We generally nsks the church up at Burchester to send us a preacher for tho occaslon. About ten years ago, the Annlversary Sunday was n-drawin nlgh, and tho Burchester peo ple told us they wns goln to send tho Revcrend Ebcnozer Crlpps, a man of con sld'rablo power, they sald. We was pleased nbout It at flrst; but ono market day, Just before tho Sunday, Deacon Brown camo back from Burshcster nnd callcd to seo me. "It's about that preacher for Sunday," ho says. "What about hlm?" I asked; "nothin" wrong, I hopo?" "No, thero nln't nothin" cxnctly wrong wlth hlm, Deacon. Ile's a godly mlnlster, so they tells me, but he's mlghty mean. IIo never givcs nothin to tho collectlon, though ho's fn tho hablt o' promlsln' flvo dollars condttlonally. They wouldn't lct on moro about hlm, but they sald wo should flnd out for ourselvcs when ho comes.' "It's a plty," I sald, "for wo want moncy sorely flfty or slxty dollars." "I know lt. And what's moro wo'vo novcr got abovo twenty-flvo dollars at nny annlversary, Includln' tho preacher's offerin'." "Well," I says, "we must lenvo lt alono now. "Wo'll nsk hlm to stlr up thelr hcarts, and that's nbout nll wo can do." Next Sunday mornln' the Rovercnd Ehenezer Crlpps cnmo along. He was a tnll, thtn man, wlth hts coat buttoned closo up, and a black beard comln' down over lt. Me and Deacon Brown met hlm nt tho door of tho chapel and shook hands wlth hlm. "Mornln', brother," says I, "I hopo you'll pltch lt strong." "What the Lord tells me, that I" speak," ho says. "SarUnly," says' Deacon Brown, "that's the truo gospel, that ls. And I hopo the OPERATORS Lord'll glvo you a word to put ln about tho collectlon. If IIo don't, maybo you'll say somcthln' on your own account. Wo're badly prcssed for tho Sabbath School Fund." "What's tho hlghest sum you'vo ovcr collected on a Sabbath, brother?" asked tbe mlnlster. "Twenty-flvo dollars and flfty-four cents." I says. "Oh." says he, "111 bear that In mlnd. We must try and make lt moro If wo can." Well. ho preached to us that mornln' nnd nfternoon. They wero vcry nccept able scrmons, both on 'cm, nnd evcn Brother Muggrldgo wns stlrrcd to hol ler "Ainen" when ho spoke of tho curses lald on ovlldoers. They wns nwful to hear, and It dld us n power of good, we ns knowed we wns of tho elect and hndn't nothin' to fear. Then camo tho evenln' servlco. Tho llttlo chnpcl wns paekcd ns full as It could hold. I al low lt was a sight to mako a man feel Joyful. Tho mlnlster'd brought In a lot about Sabbath School toward the end of hls dlscourse, nnd began a-touchln' on the collectlon. Then ho says, vory lmpros slvc Hke, "Frlends, I want thls to be a rccord day for your school funds. Now, I'm told thnt you'vo never got more than nbout 23 on a Sunday here. Well. wo must mako lt moro than that tonlght. Thls mornln's and thls afternoon's collectlons amount to exactly J15.3C. Now, I'll tell you what I'll do to' encourage you ln glvlng to tho Lord. I brought a S blll wlth mo today. I dldn't put It Into tho plato thls mornlng, I dldn't put lt into tho plato thls nfternoon. It's ln my pocket now. Now, If you mnko tho totnl sum to nlght up to $45, I'll glvo my $5 and mako It up to $50. But If you don't," ho says, n-smllln' at us, "thnt $3 blll goes back homo ln my pocket. Lct us slng the hymn, frlends, and seo what you can do!" Deacon Brown was a-settln' next to me. Ho nudged my nrm. "That's hls cnme, ls It?" ho whlspers. "Now I knows what they meant down at Burchester when they told mo to look out for hls flve dollars. Wo'll nover do lt, nnd ho knows he's safo. Look nt tho gTln on hls fnce!" "Dencon," I says, "wo must get that flvo dollars out of hlm somchow. Don't mlss nnry man, woman, nor chlld." "Trust me," ho says. It was tho custom of us two deacons to tnko tho plates 'round whllo tho hymn was beln' sung, nnd then to go to tho vestry nnd count tho collectlon, nfter whlch ono of us 'ud put down tho totnl on a sllp of paper nnd hand lt up to tho mlnlster, who'd rcad tho flgures out from the pulplt. Wo had a longlsh hymn thls partlcular nlght, and thero wero several verses to bo sung when mo and Deacon Brown began n-countln' out tho colns. When wo was dono, wo lookcd at each other. Then Brown sald: "Tho folks hns trlcd thelr best, but it It nln't no uso." "Nlno dollars and thlrty-threo cents short of $45," I says. IIo'll tnko hls $5 back wlth hlm after all. Put down tho flgures, Deacon." IIo out wlth hls pencll. Then ho stop ped short for n mlnute. They'd Just be gun tho last verso. "I'll tell you what," ho says, "we'll havo another try to get lt out of hlm." "How?" "Why, look here, Deacon. Dld you no tlco ho keeps hls eyes shut tlght when ho's offerin' prnyer?" "Well7" I says. "Well, ho's suro to put up a prayor nfter the hymn before tho bcnedlctlon. That's our tlme. You nnd mo wlll sllp round qulet-llko nmong tho folks, nnd get somo of 'em to glvo a blt more. If thoy won't glve, wo'll get 'em to Icnd lt. But- that $9.33 wo must havo. You tacklo Mrs. Allen, nnd Joe Blrch, nnd Brother Muggrldge, nnd ono or two oth crs. Whlsper to 'em how tho thlng stands, but don't let hlm hear what's goln' on. I'll do my best. Walt In here tlll ho stnrts orferln' prayer." Ah, Deacon Brown wns a sharp old chap, ho was, nnd I agrced to hls plan. Thero was silcnco for a moment nfter tho hymn, but wc kept cllnkln' tho colns to mnko hlm thlnk wo hadn't dono count In'. Then wo henrd hlm say: "Frlends, let us prayt" Wo sllpped out. Sure enough hls eyes wns shut tlght. I went up to Mrs. Allen flrst, nnd told her how thlngs stood. "Thcre's a quarter for you, Deacop," sho says, handln' me the money. LOT 4. About 50 suits in this lot that were sold for $2.50. Many colors and kinds but great bargains will be found in this lot.Price $1.75. Remember they are $2.50 suits forI$i.75. LOT 5. 43 suits that were $2.00; good school suits go in this lot at $1.25. Remember theyZare $2.00 suits for $1.25. 1 LOT 6. Contains what suits we have in our store that were $1.50, which is24 suits, and they wont last long at this pricc, 95 cents. Remember they are $1.50 suits for 95c. Remember this sale lasts just 8 days. ' waists goes in this sale at 69c, and the 50c ones at 39c. made for wear. Prices 98c, $1.22, $1.44 and $1.66. The Goodnow OF 9 STORES. Joe Blrch wantcd a little moro persua slon. Then he says, "I'll Icnd you a half dollar, lf you'll promlse to pay me back." "All rlght," I says. I got ono or two moro quartcrs, mostly In ponnles, and then I went to old Broth er Muggrldge, who was a-settln' nt the back of tho chapel. IIo was tho mcancst old man ln the village, for nll ho had plenty of moncy. Tho Revercnd Ehen ezer Crlpps vas a-prayln' loudcr than over. "Mr. Muggrldge," I says, "wo wants some more cash, so's we can get hls flve dollars. 'Will you help us?" I saw hls eyes sparkle. IIo was always mlghty kecn on bestin' a man. "I'vo givo you ten cents already," he whlspers, "and I can't afTord no more. My hay-crop " " 'Tnin't a questlon of crops," I says, "we must have that flvo dollars. Wlll you lend us somo money?" Up camo Deacon Brown nt that mo ment. "How much havo you got?" ho whls pers. I told hlm. "Lord sakes!" he says. "Come, Mr. Muggrldge! Lend us flvo dollars lf" you can't glvo It." "If I thought you'd pay mo back," ho began. "We'll pay you back, rlght enough." "But I'vo only got your word for lt!" "What moro d'ye want?" "I wants nn I. O. U., says he, ln a hoarso whlsper. "Come Into the vestry, man!" says Brown. "Look nllvo he's flnlshln"! Wo draggcd tho old chnp Into tho ves try, and Brown got a blt of paper out of hls pocket book. Ho scrlbbles on It "Wo promlso to pay Joseph Muggrldge $5 for valuo recelved." Then he dates it, and we both slgn our namcs. Brother Muggrldge, ho looks at tho paper, and then pulls out flvo dol lars. I puts down the total, and wo goes back Into the chapel. Tho mlnlster wns Just a-flnlshln' as I hands lt up to hlm. I shall never forget hls faco whon ho rcad tho flgures. IIo turned red ns a brlck." "Deacon." says he, "Is thls correct?" "It ls, brother; prnlso tho Lord!" "I'd I'd Hke the seo the money, Dea con," ho says, gottln' redder as he spoke. So I brings ln tho plate. and ho counted tho lot. "Frlends," he snys, "the collectlons for today amount to $45.07." "Ilallelulah!" shouts tho congregatlon. "I nevcr thought." ho goes on with a slckly smllo, "thnt tho $5 would havo left my pocket. Rut I sald lf you got $45 I'd mako lt up to 50, and I'll stlck to my bargaln. So lf I put In $5 and lake out soven cents that wlll make It rlght." Then wo sang tho benedictlon, and dldn't wo Just roar it out, too. As for the mlnlster, he came straight down from tho pulplt nnd never sald a word to no one no, ho dldn't oven shako hands wlth me and Dencon Brown, but ho Just went out of the door and started for Burches ter liko a dog wlth hls tall between hls legs. Next day Brother Muggrldgo wont round to Deacon Brown wlth tho I. O. U. and nsked for hls money back. The Dea con lald down tho flvo dollars, got tho paper in exchnnge, nnd then ho sald, with a sweet smile, "I'm a-preachin' up at tho chapel next Sunday, Mr. Muggrldgo." "Well." says Brother Muggrldgo, "what of that?" "I'm a-goln' to show them thls blt of paper and tell them how generous you wns last nlght, Mr. Muggrldgo." "You won't do no such thlng," says he. "Yes, I shall. I shall tell them the wholo story how you wouldn't oven Icnd to tho Lord wlthout a noto for vally recelved." Then Brother Muggrldgo mado somo re marks. "Thcm words aln't such ns a Chrlstlan man should use. Mr. Muggrldgo," says tho Deacon," but I'll tell you what. You glvo mo bnck that flve dollars, and I'll burn tho paper nnd say nothlng about lt." And In tho end Brother Muggrldgo gavo up tho flve dollars, and Deacon Brown smoothed hlm down a bit by telllng' hlm as how tho Lord loveth a cheerful glver. As for tho RurehestpT. fnHr ti... asked how wo got that flvo dollars. wo toid them Llttlo Marpleton folks know a thlng or two about collectlons Anvwnv ihn mlnlei. , . slm Iar offcr leastways, so I've hoard. But ho was apoworful preacher. Poar son's Magazlne. Flttt's Actlon Manly and Loyal. Hardwick Gazette. C. C. Fitts of Brattleboro, perhaps the vcry brightcst young lawyer ln Vermont today, personally an exempliflcatlon of the hlghest type of Amerlcan manhood, is a candldate for rcpresentatlve ln hls town. He Is, and always has been, an open champlon of tho princlples of pro hlbltlon, yet he regards the pledge of hls party moro sacred than personal opinlon, nnd statcs that lf elected he shall opposa any attempt to repeal the llcenso law; he outllnes also the amendments he ls in favor of. Thls actlon ls manly nnd loyal. Fltts ls a Republlcan. Beauty and Comfort from a Park. Greenfleld Gazette. Greenfleld people who are Indlfferent about savlng a little open' land should vlslt Brattleboro nnd seo what lt Is worth to tho beauty and comfort of that town to have a park of several acres within easy access of tho people. It Is, to bo sure, only a well-kept, shady common, with a band stand from which concerts aro glven, at the expense of the village, and wnlks, over whlch wheelmen may rlde. Thero Is no artiflclal development, but lt is a pleasure place and worth much to tho town. Can Greenfleld scorn every opportunlty to save one or more such' Wonderful Petrlfled Man Found In Wash ington. Prof. Rlchardson of Dartmouth college was ln Washington Thursday to view tho petrlfled body found there recently by Willard Clough. Prof. Rlchardson pro nounced It a great flnd and to be hundreds of years old. Tho body. was found In nbout two feot of sand under the muck, the head, trunk and legs belng ln dlfferent places. All wcro near tho foot of an old blrch stump and In a spring. When taken from the ground tho body was almost as soft as clay and ono could run a knlfe Into lt, but as soon as lt dried out it hardencd. It wcighs about 350 pounds. Deputy Unlted State3 Marshal Ruhl of Boston arrestcd ln Cambridge recently L. F. Plerce, alias Frank H. Wilson, a man about 30 years old, with a placo of busl ness at 476 Massachusetts avenue. He ls charged wlth using the mall service to further a scherrio to defraud. Ho was held for trlal ln tho sum of $500. It Is alleged that ho has been operatlng from hls offlco several months, vlctlmlzlng many peoplo ln Malne, Now Hampshiro and Vermont out of hundreds of dollars. Hls schemo wns to offer hlgh prices for mnple syrup, maplo sugar and rock candy, havo tho goods shlpped on credlt and nover pay for them. In wrlting to the farmers sqllcttlng thelr trado ho would tell them that ho wns ablo to pay hlgher prices from tho fact that ho held the ex cluslve trade of tho .Harvard students and tho wcalthy peoplo ln the Back Bay dls trict and Cambridge. Search of tho varlous safo deposlt vaults ln New York has been begun for tho misslng fortune. of tho lato Mayor J. O. Brown of Plttsburg. This fortune is estlmated at $5,000,000 to $10,000,000. Mtlllonnlro Brown on March 15 last dled mystetiously at the homo of hls stenogra Pher, Miss Ncttio McLean. ln Pittsburg, from tho effects of poison. With hls death dlsappcared almost all of hls vast fortune. Mlss McLean has a fortune of several hundred thousand dollars. S. F. Colo of Catsklll, N. Y performed a notablo typewriting feat nt tho world's fair ground at St. Louls Saturday, break lng tho world's record for tho greatest number of words ln seven hours of con tinuous wrlting. At the ond of flve hours tho prevlous record of 22,000 words was broken and Mr. Colo decreased hls speed, finlshlng the soven hours wlth tho total of 28,944 words. Tho prevlous record was mado by Mattlo F. Pretty ln tho Unlted Statcs Senate ofnce. We thlnk we can cure a bad caso of Backache qulckor wlth ono of Carter's Smart Weed and Belladonna Backache Plasters, than by any other appllcatlon, and after tho Backache ls cured, you can stlll wear the plaster wlthout dlscomfort for two or three weeks, or longer. Thls PAmltin (Irtn rt C1ma ttt .1 tjaiia donna Is a great hit, and It Is hard to flnd mijr iiuiu or acne mai will not yiela to . Prlce 25 cents. Sold by drugglsts every-where.