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STATE PRISON A MORAL CESSPOOL
NORTHERN COUNTY TOWNS.
THE VERMONT PHCENIX, BRATTLEBOKO, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 1905.
Several Persons Besides Vernon Rogers and Mary Rogers Guilty of I
Ex-Warden Harpin Denied Charges Made Against Him-Mary Rogers
Says She Lied Before
Wilt Celebrate Their Golden Wedding In
Tho Wnshlngton. D. C. Stnr of Sat
urday contained tho following: Invita
tions nro out for tho golden wedding an
niversary of Mr. nnd Mrs. Henry A. Wll-
lard. The celebration wilt take nlnco nt
meir nome, 1333 K street northwest. No-
r.lRI LESS THAN 18 YEARS OLD SEDUCED BY A GUARD to ! o'cm n. 7 This venembo and
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oKtti iuiiu tiiiu iicuny uuupio were nuppuy
married In 1855 at tho homo of Mrs. Wll
Inrd's grandfather, nt "Westminster, Vt.
Tho grandfather was William C. Bradley.
ror many years n member of congress
ana among the most distinguished law
yers In Vermont. Tho homo of tho couple
for the past fifty years has been In Wash
ington, nnd they nro living now tn tho
same block in which was their residence
when they first came to this city.
Mr. Wlllard was proprietor of the
famous Wlllard Hotel for many years
nrter rebuilding ana greatly improving the
hostelry, which has been tho temporary
homo of so many men prominent In the
affairs of tho nation. Much of the un
building of tho city of Washington and
Its consequent present prosperity Is due
to tne untiring efforts of such sterling
pioneer citizens ns Mr. Henry A. Wlllard.
The venerable couple, for whom Joyous
golden wedding bells will so soon sound.
have received from their friend and well
wisher, Senator Redficld Proctor of Ver
mont, a letter of earnest congratulation.
Mrs. Wlllard was beforo her mnrrlage.
fifty years ago. Miss Sarah Bradley Kel
logg, daughter of Judge Kellogg, n noted
Jurist of Windham county, Vt."
The state prison Investigation, -which
was reopened at Bellows Falls Monday,
revealed moro scandal by showing Im
moral relations between employes of tho
institution. Gov. Bell was present nt tho
session. Judge Z. H. Allbee of Bellows
Falls, who was a director of tho prison
from 1900 to 1902, testified nt length In
regard to supplies, conditions at the
prison, etc., and told of his visit in
August 1902, when he was In Windsor on
law business. At that timo he found
Supt. Oakes absent and Warden Harpin
In charge, nnd the latter, after question
ing, told about Oakes taking state sup
plies to his summer camp at Sunapee,
taking beefsteak to his daughter In Wood
stock, hia use of mileages, etc. Mr.
Oakes was next called to tho stand nnd
his memory seemed deficient. Some of
the testimony related to the pair of
scissors with which Mary Itogers re
moved tho bolts from her inner cell.
This Is the way one press report reads
nt this point:
She was in solitary then, and was do
ing some writing, and wanted to cut some
paper. She asked mo for some shears.
I told her I hadn't nny, and couldn't
allow her to have any. Mr, Flint, who
wns one of the guards, was present, and
he had a small pair of pocket scissors
with blunt points. He said she could
have those If I was willing. Nothing more
wns said, but later she had them.
Whether he gave them to her or not I
do not know.
Former Warden E. B. Harpin testified
nt length, largely In relation to the fric
tion between himself and Supt. Oakes.
He wns rigidly cross examined by Judge
Palmer, Mr. Oakcs's attorney, but his
statements did not differ essentially from
those which he hnd heretofore mode.
At this point Attorney General Fltts
said: "There has developed In tho In
vestigation of tho prison some wrong
doings on tho part of the omcers ana
tho employes, showing lack of discipline
nnd a reprehensible state of affairs. I
refer to the Burr-Kimball case, which has
hpon touched unon beforo In the Investiga
tion, but has been deferred until all
parties Interested should be present. Tho
In onn of great delicacy and In
volves the character of several persons.
Rurr and Peasley havo been notified
that testimony derogatory to them wns
likely to be made public today. But they
have not appeared, nor are they repre
Miss Gertrude Kimball was then sworn.
Miss Kimball stated that her age was 18
years: that she had been assistant mat
ron slnco May 2, 1904, her aunt, Miss
Durkee, being matron. Her duties were
table work, and she also had charge of
the female prisoners, locking them In
their cells. This responsibility she had
during her entire erm of service, which
expired Oct. 19, only 10 days ago. Miss
Kimball stated that she did not know
Burr until she went to the prison.
In answer to Mr. Fltts's questions Miss
Kimball said that sho became familiar
with Mr. Burr nnd that their relations
to the point of criminal intercourse were
frequently repeated. When asked if she
confided nny of these things to the prison
women Miss Kimball said: "I did, but
only to Mary Rogers since sho was
brought down stairs the last time."
Attorney Fltts brought out the fact
that Mrs. Rogers had nn lnfluenco with
Miss Kimball, which she could not resist,
and had a way of "worming" things out
of her. ,
Miss Kimball admitted that she knew
that Mrs. Rogers had corresponded with
I, E. Peasley, Burr's roommate, and had
seen some of the letters, which, she said,
were love letters, and indicated improper
relations between Peaaley and Mrs.
nogers. Peasley and Burr both were
married. , .
Miss Kimball said she had picked up a
letter written on tissue paper by Mrs.
Rogers, which she showed to her aunt.
Miss Durkee. She said they exchanged
confidences, and Mrs. Itogers told her
Rhat had occurred In the west wing with
Vernon Rogers. Witness said she never
told Burr of the Rogers-Peasley corres
pondence. She said Craven told her of
the Vernon Rogers nffalr, and evidently
Vnn nt it white It wns going on.
Miss Anna Llndstart, who testified at
a previous hearing, was again recalled.
She said she had seen evidences of affec
tion between Burr and Miss Kimball, and
had seen the latter kiss the young woman.
Mrs. Burr called her in from tho street
and asked her If she had ever seen any
thing Imprudent between her husbnnd nnd
Miss Kimball. She told Mrs. Burr what
she hnd seen, and that they were very
friendly. . ,
Superintendent Oakes discharged Miss
Llndstart when sho told him of the
stories about Miss Kimball and Burr,
Oakes declaring that they were not true.
Witness was asked If she thought Mr,
Harpin knew of these stories, or about
Mrs. Rogers and Peasley. She said sho
did not know, but that Mr. Harpin had
nothing to do with the female ward.
Horace Boyd testified that Burr neg
lected his duties to be with Miss Kimball,
and to statements made by Burr about
the woman. He never told Harpin or
Oakes about the affair.
torney General Fltts, who was conduct
ing the examination, Interjected tho com
ment that "it was ovldont that every
one In tho prison was conversant with
tho details except tho superintendent."
At tho closo of the examination of Miss
Parker, whose sensational testimony wns
a bomb-shell in tho committee room, ex
Wnrden E. B. Harpin wns called to the
stand. Mr. Hnrpln denied In detail every
charge made against him by Miss Parker.
Ho said that he knew that Miss Parker
was not friendly towards him, and gave
as the reason for tho 111 feeling the fact
that ho had brought to Supt. Oakes's
notice tho relations that aro charged to
have existed between John Oakes, a
brother, nhd Miss Parker, He told
Oakes that he regarded Miss Parker as
being the sole cause of John Green, a
prison guard, attempting suicide, nnd
that tho whole story of Miss Parker wns
only the net of a maddened woman seek
Harrison McCormtck of Brattleboro, a
guard who was discharged from the
prison In April, 1905, testified seeing Miss
Klmbnll come out of Burr's room nt 6.35
n. m., nnd of the lntlmncy of Green, the
guard who shot himself, nnd Miss Parker,
whom he had seen go Into tho laundry
together nnd put out tho lights. Another
alleged scandal was touched upon, that
of Minnie Cox, a prisoner who had con
siderable freedom, and Craven, the
steward, nnd the witness hnd heard
through the other officers that Mrs.
Rogers and Peasley, n guard, wero friend
ly. Mrs. E. Q. Burr, wife of tho Burr in
the Rurr-Klmball case, testified ns to the
relations of her husbnnd nnd Miss Kim
ball as told' to her by Miss Llndstndt, a
Swede girl, nnd of her Interviews with
Mr. Oakes nnd Miss Durkee. Fred Morse,
a discharged prisoner who wns a trusty,
told of knowing nbout Vernon Rogers's
visits to tho cell of Mary Rogers, nnd
of seeing Burr and Miss Kimball to
gether in the guard room. He told about
knowing where Rogers hid tho wire key
under the steam coll and of getting It for
Supt. Oakes after Rogers had been de
tected. Tho testimony of several other
witnesses was not especially, lmportnnt
Miss Ella Parker of Hartford, who was
employed in tho prison five years ns table
girl nnd assistant to Mis? Durkee, told
about John Green, n married man younger
than herself, making her his confidant re
gnrdlng his family nffnirs. She said she
went away from the prison under advice
of Mr. Perkins nnd Mr. Oakes taking $50
which Green hnd entrusted to her for
safe keening, nnd nfter sho had left
Green came to her with Sheriff Klnlry
and wanted the money. She claimed that
Warden Hnrpln made Insulting ndvances
to her but declined to nnswer many ques
tions on the ground that sho might In
After a recess had been taken nnd At
torney General Fltts hnd talked with her
she returned to the stand, and ndmittcd
that on one occasion when Mrs. Hnrpln
nnd children were In Woodstock sho went
to Harptn's house with him nnd that
criminal relations took place.
Westlev Lconnrd. a discharged prisoner,
testified to seeing John Green hugging
Miss Parker In the pantry, nnd of Green's
remarks to him on looking at his con
vict's suit. "Do you supposo I will havo
to wear these?
Frank Merrill, a prisoner with Leonard,
testified as to the Parker-Green .episode,
F. S. Pratt of Brattleboro, expert ac
countant, testified that the accounts of
tho nrlson wero correct but that tho
svsem entailed unnecessary work.
Mrs. Ida Cndy, a former prisoner, said
she had carried lovo letters between
Craven, the steward, and Minnie Cox,
n Drlsoner. nnd that the Cox woman said
she and Craven wero going to meet after
sho was discharged.
The hearing was adjourned to Windsor
Wednesday. Vernon Rogers, the convict
who has been In prison 10 years, testified
to his. relations with Mary Rogers, the
murderess. He said that Warden Harpin
had nothing to do with his tnogcrss)
Intlmnev with Mary Rogers.
Mrs. Marv Rogers, the condemned
murderess, made a statement to the com
mittee tn tho effect that her nlleged con-
fcs'slon. Implicating tho Hnrplns In her
relations with Vernon Rogers, was a lie
written at the Instigation of Miss Durkee,
h nrlann matron, to help Oakes.
William T. Brltton. for years a guard
at the prison, said that in recent years
nnkes had become slack In his methods.
The Burr-Klmball affair nnd the Intimacy
of John Oakes and Miss Parker were mat
ters of common talk among the prison-
Solon Kendall has moved to II. S.
Bond's tenement house.
Mrs. G. II. Walker has returned from
a visit In Worcester, Mass.
Miss Kate Grout returned to Boston
Wednesday to spend the winter.
Miss Bessie Wright entertained a party
of her young friends nt whist last Friday
Miss Carrie Hnywnrd is In Springfield,
this stnte, with her brother, who has
been seriously 111.
Frank Bullock, who has been at Kurn
Hattln eight years nnd has grown to a
young man of the highest integrity, wont
Tuesday to Bennington to work on a
farm. Ho has the best wishes of his
Hnllowe'en parties were Indulged In at
several places. There was a large husk
ing bee nt Ray Metcalf s. Miss Ashwells
school children had a delightful enter
tainment nnd the village boys nnd girls
Indulged In a ghosts' parade which was
weird and chilling. Tho ghosts called on
Rev. Mr. Waldo, who met them as one.
coming from their own domnln, nnd
after giving them a pleasant reception
presented each with n small bag of
goodies, with directions, which, If fol
lowed, would In a mysterious manner
turn each ghost Into a beautiful fairy.
Mr. Waldo has a charm of manner which
draws the young Into close touch with
A Woman's Shoe
That Combines "The Three Graces,"
Warmth, Style, Comfort.
AND THE GREATEST OF THESE IS COMFORT.
We have just added to our women's department another "feature" shoea woman's
fine and soft kid lace, medium light flexible soles, with warm fleece linings and fleece
inner soles. In the past we have had a call for a woman's shoe that was warm and com
fortable and still looked "dressy" on the foot. . We have had this shoe built to our.order
just to do this little trick. Two widths, sizes 2 1-2 to 8.
Our stock of warm footwear of all kinds is very large. The women's $2 and $3
heavy box calf shoes, advertised last week at $1.59 and $1.98 respectively, are selling
rapidly. These shoes are exceedingly good value at the, prices marked. Plenty of sizes .
left at present, but they will not last many days.
Have you seen those U. S. Army Shoes we are selling at $2.4.7? Better take a pair
before they are all gone. Sizes 8, 9 and 10 only. Widths E and EE.
LUCKY DEER HUNTERS
nnd Mrs. J. O. Smith were
Not Over 30 Animals Shot This
Year in Windham County
Chester over Sunday.
The ladles' aid society met with Mrs.
F. R. Chapman Thursday afternoon.
Mrs. A. S. Hall of Winchester, Mass..
Is with her father, H. P. Ranney, this
Tho teachers and scholars In the
schools of the place enjoyed a Hallowe'en
party at tho town hall Tuesday evening.
Miss Alma Carpenter nttended the con
cert given by the Schubert quartet of
Boston nt Suxtons River Tuesday even
Mrs. I.ouvla Smith, who has been nt
her brother's, R. W. Carpenter's, several
weeks, has returned to her home In
Mrs. Harlan Goodhue expects to go
Saturday to visit her daughter, Mrs. II.
V. Dunham, and her son, Clifford, In
Balnbridge. N. V.
Miss Ixra Wilcox, who has been house
keeper nt II. P. Ranney's a year. Is go
ing nway for the winter nnd Mrs. S. A.
Shattuck will take her place in the family.
Miss Electa Goodhue went this week
to Dayton, Ohio, to spend the winter.
Miss Goodhue, who has been In feeble
health somo time, has lived In Saxtons
River several years, but formerly was a
resident of this place. She Is n sister of
Harlan Goodhue. She expects to enter
a hospital for treatment and to be near
her brother, Dr. Georgo Goodhue, who
is a practicing physician In Dayton.
shoot tho deer nnytlme when we find
them, bucks or does, nnd this year about
40 have been killed and eaten by tho
people In this one town." He said fur
ther that the homo residents would not
"peach" on each other, and that they
should continue to shoot the deer In an
attempt to keep the hunters away.
I FT... A ...,,. TT.O a
session Pof Sensat.onsb. The committee hlmshe confessed to his Intimacy with
evidently were determined to probo tho Miss Parker and said he gave her 50
"lend I aeStota T deep, and as witness to get out of trouble for which ho was
after witness was put, on mo omim
Henry Clay Wilcox, who had been
prominent in the lumber business of
northeastern Vermont many years, died
suddenly Sunday from heart disease In
Concord. He represented Grnnby In the
legislature In 1886 nnd 1830 and had held
other public offices.
A physician has discovered a method
of preventing scars. The simplest way
Is to mind your own business.
Then they're not
Many Does Were Seen, But Bucks Were
Scarce Some of the Stories 350 Pound
ear In Stratton.
II. G. Thomns, stnte fish and game
commissioner, docs not expect the num
ber of deer killed in Vermont to equal
the record of last season, when 260 were
reported shot In the six days. He has
received notice of the shooting of 14 does.
nnd up to Monday had been Informed
of only 150 bucks shot, but tho returns
then were Incomplete.
The total number of deer shot In Wind
ham county this year Is uncertain, but It
did not exceed SO, and probably 25 Is
nearer tho correct flgUTc. Last year
nearlv 40 wero slain, and tho year before.
with a season of ten days, 50 buck per
ished. Tho big buck which has seen re
peatedly between Brattleboro and Guil
ford the past year, seemed to have been
forewarned, as he followed his tactics of
last year and was not seen during tho
Many hunters In Windham county
towns this year saw does, but could find
no bucks. In Dummerston bucks were
seen several times, but they were not
brought down. Harry White, who lives
in Guilford near the Leyden line, had a
colt shot by somo careless hunter.
Four deer were shot In Windham this
season, three bucks nnd one doe. Frank
Fisher, who lives In the edge of Towns-
hend, shot a buck on what Is known as
the Georgo Farr farm. This animal was
apparently two years old and weighed
nbout 160 pounds. M. L. Tenney of South
Windham brought down one on tho Irving
Chase place of about the same ago and
weight. 'A very handsome buck fell a
victim to the marksmanship of Frank Gilo
on Hast hill near the Grafton line. This
nnlmal weighed 235 pounds. F. E. Hnr
rlngton, game warden, had a curious ex
perience in attempting to capture a per
son who shot a doe in the south part of
the town. Mr. Harrington found the
dead deer and watched It some time,
thinking that the man who shot It would
return for the carcass. Hnrrlgton ceased
his vigilance for about nn hour to attend
to his own business affairs, and when ho
returned he found that during his absence
the doe had been spirited away. Suspic
ions havo been aroused as to the guilty
persons, hut there Is no tangible clew
Warner Barrett, proprietor of the
Broad Brook House in Guilford, was suc
cessful in hunting on Friday when he
shot a buck weighing about 150 pounds
In tho South Branch neighborhood, New
fnnc. He had been hunting two days In
company with Fred Cressy of Brattleboro
nnd John Leys of Guilford. He had been
out but a little while Friday when ho ran
across the dear and brought him down
with a single shot.
Among the successful hunters In other
parts of the county late last week wero
Archlo Voso of Bellows Falls, who
hmtieht rinwn near Williams river a. buck
evening. A largo number were present to weighing 280 pounds, which had fine
enjoy tho tricks and games which were antlers, with ten prongs. DIckeman Ry
appropriate to the occasion. A witch, a aer, who was successful In Marlboro last
rnrlnno tellpr nnd four ChOsts. Who fur- I ...vif .nmo tr-nnt rank nrntn with fl
"Sniralter John H. Merrlnela has Been in iv,,,h mmlc durincr the evening, wero vr.tr umiirhim- nariv srm nnnnri nhnt
Montpcller this week to attend a meeting ,n atteniance. Friday. George Sessions of Guilford was
of the legislative committees m ijvi Mrs j,iary phelps. widow or Levereu also a luck hunter on the so-called un
chosen for the purpose- of revising the pneipai ,jiej Wednesday, Oct. 25, after a lucky day.
isrHalnOvn rules. Tho committee somo I ,,, m-... Mrn. Phelns will be ereatlv hi is TJiifnutn nf West Wnrdshoro Is re.
time ago delegated Clerk T. C. Cheney of missed especially In the Congregational ported as tho only successful deer hunter
in titration, mil aioses ana jtaymonu
Grout of Newfane, while there searching
for deer, shot a bear which weighed 350
Morse, of Plymouth, n deputy
Miss Ella Bathrlc is In South Windham.
George Wlllard of Manchester Is at J,
B. Lawrence s.
Mrs. Emma Putnam went to Schaghti-
coke, N. Y., last week.
Miss Kate Adams of Brattleboro has
been with friends here a few days.
Frank B. Daniels of Chicago spent Sun
day with his sister. Miss S. E. Daniels.
Miss Louise Peabody wns at the hotel
the first of the week with millinery goods.
C. W. Brown and family moved Tuesday
from Windham to Mrs. Calls ta Fay's
C. C. Fairbank of Bellows Falls has
C. S. Frost returned home Saturday
Joe Walsh went Monday to work near
Boston tn n mill.
Mrs. F. A. Whitney of Waltham, Mass.,
was In town Monday.
Miss Fannie Stoddard Is working for
Mrs. Harry Morrison.
Mr. and Sirs. F. K. Jewett of Kccne
were In town Monday.
Alva Pierce moved this week to her new
house on Academy avenue.
Miss Grace Schollay and Electa Good
huo started Monday for Ohio.
Mrs. Lena Swallow of Tllton, N. H., Is
visiting her niece, Mrs. C. H. Whltcomb.
William Brooks of Guild, N. 11., visited
his sister, Mrs. H. C. Johnson, last Sun
day. John Minard has bought from Mrs. E.
W. Conant her house on Grove street for
C. B. Clark Is moving to Mrs. Farns
worth's house near Wells Farnsworth's
on tho road to Cambrldgeport,
Tho Schubert male quartet of Boston
gave a concert at Fuller hall, Vermont
nendomy, last Tuesday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wesley nnd son
of Proctorsvllle visited nt Charles
Dutchcr's Sunday and Monday,
The houso and household goods belong
ing to the J. H. Ramsey estate will bo
sold by auction Tuesday, Nov. 21.
Clarence Eastman, Arthur and Hazel
Gale, Grace and Harry French and Mrs.
Jano Derry aro ill this week with measles.
Mr. Mayberry and his daughter, who
have been .visiting Mrs. Vernon Peace;
returned Wednesday to their home In
The football game nt Vermont academy
Monday between tho academy and Kim
ball Union ncademy teams resulted In a
scoro of 35-0 In favor of Kimball Union.
Monday evening tho grammar and In
termediate schools enjoyed a Hallowe'en
party In Odd Fellows' hall, given' by Miss
Hovey, one of tho teachers. All reported
a fine time.
Sudden Death of Mrs. C. A. Brlggs.
This community was very much sad
dened to learn of the death of Mrs.
Rosella Brlggs, wife of C. A. Brlggs,
which took place suddenly Sunday night
from apoplexy. Mrs. Brlggs was stricken
while reading at the home of her daugh
ter, Mrs. Forrest Stetson, of Greenfield,
Mass. Mrs. Brlggs will be greatly missed,
as she had lived In this town 22 years.
A few weeks ago she went to Greenfield
to visit her daughter, and from there to
Troy, N. V., whero she visited a brother
nnd sister, Oman Wilkinson and Mrs.
Abblc Pettcc, returning to Greenfield a
few days ago. Mr. Brlggs went to Green
field Friday for a visit and to accompany
his wife home, so, fortunately, was
with her when she passed away.
A short service was held at the home
of Mrs. Stetson Tuesday afternoon, after
which the body was brought home. Tho
funeral was held at the Methodist church
Thursday afternoon nt 2 o'clock. Mrs.
Brlggs had been a member of the Metho
dist church since sho was ten years old
nnd has taken great Interest in the
church and Its work, always being ready
to do her part when able. Besides her
husband, she leaves two daughters and
one son, Mrs. Stetson of Greenfield and
Mrs. A. L. Wheeler and George Brlggs of
this place. The bereaved family have the
sympathy of tho community.
sheriff, testified in regard to the escape been spending a few days at L. J.
of a convict namea mr. mm no uw ihuuijiouud.
not believe the body found in tno wooas
was thnt of Clark.
Flora Amsden, who lives across the
street from the prison, said that the man
Clark, referred to by the preceding wit
ness, was often left alone outside tho
prison moro tnan an nour ni a urao.
nr. nnd Mrs. J. D. Brewster gave evl
dence to rebut the claim made by Miss
Eva Parker of criminal intimacy between
herself nnd E. B. Harpin. Doctor Brews
ter said that after John ureen naa Bnai
No services were held at tho Congrega
tional church Sunday, Rev. B. W. Pen-
nock being absent.
Mrs. L. B. Miner nnd Carlton Park
were called here last week by the death
of Mrs. Mary Phelps.
Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Bragg and Miss E.
M. Crosier of Brattleboro recently spent
a few days at Albert Tuttle s.
Mrs. H. R. Church and her sons, Harry
and Arthur, went to Now York Monday.
after spending the summer at their home
The Christian Endeavor society held a
Hallowe'en social at tho chapel Tuesday
Will Revise Legislative Rules,
Morrisvllle to visit legislative bodies nnd cnurcn'( or whlch she was a member and
nrenare suggestions, and he attended tho . which she took much interest. She
V POSTQN J
NOT MADE BY A TRUST
you cannot cer mssspus-
th loirlnlntlve sessions In New Hamp
hire. Connecticut and New York.
Mr. Cheney does not advocate any
radical changes. He will recommend
more committees and a division of some
now overworked. For example, the com-
itfo nn cornorauons in iav
leaves two sisters, Mrs. Achsah Phelps of
this place and Mrs. 1 u. Miner 01 nus
ford, and ono brother who lives In Ches
Miss Marv Holden received a pleasant a0 Deer said to Have Been Killed In One
surprise Tuesday evening rrom several 01
t Mana hn norcinlnn helnir her I Town.
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obliged to consiaer over ;''""' 15th birthday anniversary. Tne nouse . th smokln car 0f a Boston &
the b Is prcseniea. a uiviuiu. 1 u. wa orettllv decorated wltn nowers ana ,,. .., trnvAitno- mBn
committee Into two, one to consider pud- th(j evennB wns Bpent wlth pes and old nn lnterestlnB Btory of an alleged
Ho and one private corporal on b us, mus(c Refreshments were served and a d hunUng trip to a town In Windsor
probably will be favored. Another sug- pleaBant tlme wa8 enjoyed by everyone. , f what ho heard tnere.
gestlon win do ne " " Miss Holder? received many present He an(J hIs companion were cordially
from ncr scnooimuics una iricnuo.
t.. ..n inrl nt hills.
a rule renulrlnff a de
oe A. 4 a memhprfl fnr a vea and
nnwote. Instead of permitting ono mem- When a man loses sleep he's apt to lose
ber, as at present, to force n roll call will his temper also.
be favored, also a ruie 10 wo
to dismiss a bill undebateable.
greeted by the farmer who gave them
Quarters. The farmer said he was glad
to see them, hoped they would have a
good time, to hunt all they pleased, but
that' thev would get no deer. He said
that a few years ago anybody who shot
a deer llletrally would have been prosecut
ed, but that things had changed. The
Hasf InpranBfd rnnidlv. and hunters OP-
l their children wnue teeming, wun pcncci neared in October from all directions,
For Over Sixty Yer.
Wln.lnw'i Soothing SvruD hat been ed. but that things had changed.
med for over 60 yean uy million! 01 raouicn
NEW HAMPSHIRE NOTES.
Winchester Woman Burned to Death.
Mrs. Fanny M. Randall, 65, met a shock
ing death in Winchester Friday night.
Sho was alone preparing supper when her
clothes caught Arc, probably from the
front of the stove. She apparently ran
out to call help, but no one heard her.
and nothing was known of the accident
until she was found In tho road by Wal
ter Metcalf, who was on his way homo
from work. Sho was then unconscious
nnd moved but slightly once beforo she
died. She was the widow of P. II. Ran
dall, who died n llttlo over a year ago.
Sho was a native or Keene, cut a largo
part of her life had been spent In Winches,
ter, Sho was .a member of the Con
gregatlonal church many years. Sho had
been losing eyesight and hearing the past
ten years nnd was planning to go this
week to live with her sister in Fltzwll-
llam. Sho Is survived by two brothers,
William Town of Winchester and Georgo
Town of Westmoreland; two sisters, Mrs.
Flora Day of Winchester ,and Mrs.
Thomas Hayden of Fltzwllllam; an
adopted daughter, Mrs. Carlisle Owsley-
Smith of Winchester.
George Ford, the insane man who shot
and seriously wounded urea j. tnori
sleeve at tho hotel In Alstead Oct. 24
and afterward defied the sheriff's posse
for more than a day, was taken to the
Massachusetts state colony for the In
sane at Gardner Friday. Ford escaped
from the Gardner Institution last spring.
Ford was still sore and lame ns a re
suit of his wounds nnd the exposure to
which he had been subjected during his
pursuit by the authorities, but he ap
peared tractable and went quietly with
the omciais 01 me coiony.
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Friends of Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Drydcn,
who lived here a few years ago, but who
now live In Norwood, Mass., will sym
pathize with them In tho death of their
oldest son, Aretas, at F. A. Rush's home
The Sunday school has voted to observe
Bible day, and Mrs. E. J. Morse and Mrs.
M. L. Johnson have been chosen as a
committee to arrange recitations. Mrs.
B. C. Ryder and Mrs. J. A. Perry will
have charge of the music.
Letters received from Rev. R. A. Nichols
tell of his safe arrival in Waterbury, Conn,.
The family are settled In their new homo.
The grandson, WUUs Bradley, came from
the hospital for a few days' stay, but was
obliged to return, and now Is ill with
J. C Reed, recently gave the writer sev
eral russett apples which were as smooth
nnd firm as when first picked, and they
were of excellent - flavor.
Mrs. Maria Johnson went to Brattle
boro last week.
Ernest Pike, who has been very 111, Is
Mrs. Fred Wilder of Peru visited recent
ly at James Lackey's.
Mrs. Mary Phillips of Townshend Is
with her niece, Mrs. Fred Underwood.
Mr. nnd Mrs. C. H. Martin have re
turned from a visit to their son. Gary, In
Several p'eople from here nttended the
funeral of J. Q. Shuraway In Jamaica last
Miss Nellie Wilbur gave a Hallowe'en
party for a few of her friends Tuesday
Mrs. Elizabeth Kidder of Hartford,
Conn., was at E. D. Plimpton's a row
days last week. .
Miss Ethel Johnson has gone to New
York to stay with her uncle and attend
a business college.
Frank Sanborn nnd Miss Florence
Plimpton returned Friday to their home
in Leominster, Mass.
Mrs. Andrew Fuglestnd, who has visited
Mrs. Maria Johnson the past week, has
gone to her home In Boston.
The A. Z. club has postponed the meet
ing with Mrs. George Williams to next
Thursday afternoon, Nov. 9. AH are welcome.
Mr. nnd Mrs. John Martin, who were
with Mr. Mnrtln's father, Rev. A. J. Mar
tin, tho past week, have returned to their
home In Brattleboro.
The members of the Methodist Sun
day school have secured one of the
Grosvcnor traveling libraries, which may
lie retained six months. It will be open
from 12.30 to 1 p. m. every Sunday In tho
church. It Is hoped that all who take
out books will use them carefully, as they
will be expected to pay damages If a
book Is marked or torn while In their
Mrs. David Smith camo home from Col
rain last week.
Mrs. Alice Robinson and son, Fred, were
in Greenfield over Sunday.
Ben Aklcy of Brattleboro spent last
week with Charles Dexter, and helped
him hunt deer, but without securing one.
James Dexter finished work at Taft's
mill In Townshend last Saturday. He
went Monday to Wlnchendon, Mass.,
where he has a position as attendant In a
private hospital. John Cobb has also
Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Hasklns and little
daughter, Ruth, returned to their home
In Worcester, Mass., last week after
visiting his parents. Mrs. Hasklns's
brothers. Joe and Fred Sherman, who
came with them, returned a few days
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Rand are visiting
relatives In Washington, D. C.
The Christian Endeavor society gave a
social at the church Hallowe'en night.
31. L. Chapman has the cellar dug and
the wall laid for his new cottage which
he is building Just back of the village.
Mrs. M. D. Harris Is spending tho week
in Chester. During her absence Miss
Hattle Howard Is visiting at H. E.
Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Frederick and
daughter, Mary, and Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Foutaine moved this week to Wendell
Mrs. H. S. Prentiss started Monday for
San Jose, Calif., where she plans to spend
the winter with her brother. Mrs. Julia
Goodnow of Philadelphia accompanied
Miss Ethel Eddy is visiting tn Brattle
Mrs. Sarah Pike has returned after a
visit In Wardsboro and Jamaica,
Mrs. C. E. Pike has returned after a
visit with her brother In Guilford Centre,
Mr. and Mrs. IL E. Eddy and daughter
have returned to Brattleboro after a
visit with Mr. Eddy's parents.
Jonathan Babcock, who fell and broke
his leg some time ago, died Oct. 27. He
was 97 years old and up to the time
of the accident had enjoyed good health,
being able to do his own work out of door
and in the house, as he had lived alono
most of the time the past few years.
Josle Benson, who has been seriously
111, is now gaining.
E. 1. Kendall was out of town this week
after a load of potatoes.
II. C. Williams has been buying a car
load of potatoes this week.
Mrs. Lucy White of Minneapolis, Minn.,
has been visiting at L. G. Perry's.
A dance was held at the town hall
Friday evening, about 20 couples being
Arthur Brooks is seriously ill with
typhoid fever. II. C. Clintfleld Is caring
for him. Frank Wheeler takes Mr. Chat
field's place in Johnson's store.
State of Ohio, City of Toledo,
Lucas County. '
Frank J. Cheney makes oath that be is
senior partner of the firm of F. J. Cheney
& Co., doing business in the City of
Toledo, County and State aforesaid, and
that said Arm will pay the sum of ONE
HUNDRED DOLLARS for each and every
case of Catarrh that cannot be cured by
the use of Hall's Catarrh Cure.
FRANK J. CHENEY,
Sworn to before mo and subscribed In
my presence, this 6th day of December,
A. D. 1886.
A. W. GLEASON.
(Seal.) Notary Public
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and acts directly on the blood and mucous
surfaces of the system. Send for testi
F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, O.
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Take Hall's Family Pills for constipa
rhuri.i tt TVirllnir retired Muesaay
from the office of assistant secretary of
the navy and returned to nis nomo i
Darling served under four secretarjes-- cenu a ttiu Be sure and ask or Pientiful tnat they occasionally damaged
Long. Moody, Morton and Bonaparte a. wintlow't Soothing Syrup," and Uke -mnj, ht h farmers concluded that the
BA fi InrrrA nnrt nf the time WaS acting 1 - stthor kind. I 1 : ' - MtA ma ti on 4hn
secretary, tn which office he gave several d and they changea their tactics with
the Intention of putting an end to tne
dangerous and wanton hunting In the
fall. "There Is no closed season for us
natives now," said the narrator. "We
mcceii. . It soothes the child, aoftena the Th y camned and built fires wherever
avy and returned to nis noma umi ,naya an pain, curea wina cone ia - nlensed fired promiscuously at about
ngton He will be bejt Wf I'J&Vj IWhWA
L" "A,.?0 flrDsecr arle wcd. Twen and .cattle. The deer had become , so
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Mrs. E. O. Newell will have charge of
the service next Sunday morning.
Moses and Raymond Grout of Newfane
had a 300-pound bear, a fox and a part
ridge on exhibition at F, L. Adams's
Friday, all of which they shot In Stratton.
Several from hero nttended the funeral
of Jonathan Babcock at his home In
Stratton Monday, For a long time he had
been the oldest person In this vicinity,
being post 94,
It Is expected that the ladles' social
circle will hold their annual meeting next
Thursday at the church vestry. It Is
hoped that members of tho Stratton
branch will be present-
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