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THE VERMONT PHOENIX, BRATTLEBORO, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 1907.
FAIRBANKS'S FATE RESTS WITH JURY Arguments Completed and Judge Seneca Haselton's Charge De livered Points Which Attorney General Fitts Urged on Jury for Consideration Tho report of the trial In Tho Phoenix of last week covered tho proceedings up to Friday noon. Three witnesses had then testified for tho state in rebuttal. In the afternoon the stnto put on Dr. Deano Wchmond, physician of tho state prison at Windsor, Dr. P. L.. Osgood of Sax tons Itlvcr, nnd several witnesses from Grafton. Dr. lllchmond testified, to hav ing dressed tho bullet wounds In Falr b.inks's chest from tho time tho prisoner arrived at tho prison until the wounds wcro healed. Ho wasl with him more or l. ss every day; but never noted any men tal peculiarity about him or anything that would suggest Insanity. Dr. Osgood reached the scene of tho tragedy nt Charles Tenney's house short ly after It happened. He regarded Fair banks as of sound mind. Ho Bald that he know Fairbanks before tho shooting of Mary Grout, that Fairbanks had mot him on tho street and had employed him professionally. Francis Palmer of Grafton, a store keeper, testified that the accused had traded jit his store considerably In tho past five years. He had seen Fairbanks In tho storo nnd on the street, but never noted In him any unsoundness of mind. Ho thought Mrs. Myra Tuttle, whose tes timony tho defenso tried to discredit, was a woman of good character and of good reputntlon for truth nnd veracity. Walter Watrous of Grafton said ho had worked with Fairbanks and had known him 25 to 30 years. Ho often met him on the street and exchanged salutations with him, but always regarded him as of sound mind. John Sparks of Grafton tes tified that ho never saw anything in the nature of Insanity about Fairbanks. Sam uel Walker of Grafton said he had worked with Fairbanks and had seen him much. He said that at first ho regarded Fair banks as of unsound mind and below par In intellect. Tho state believed that tho witness did not comprehend the question, and there were some tilts between coun sel on the question of asking him over ngaln. After a recess the witness was recalled and stated that he regarded tho respondent as of sound mind. The other Grnfton witnesses wcro AV. S. Eaton. Herbert Walker, Er nrst Fairbanks and C. W. Fair banks. The two last named said t'.iey were not related to the respondent. Theso witnesses,, said they had known Fairbanks nnd regarded him as sound mentally. They also regarded Mrs. Myra Tuttle as truthful. Few witnesses were examined Satur day, as court took a recess at noon until Monday afternoon. It was a day of considerable importance, however, as It opened up an opportunity for the state in nut on witnesses from the Brattle- lioro Memorial hdspltal, where Fairbanks wn. confined several weeks directly fol lowing the tragedy. The defense made strenuous objection to tho Introduction r,f testlfnonv from mo hospital nurses . lalmlng that the state should have put them on In Its opening. The court ruled that their evidence should go In as a part of the state's case, but that the defenso Dmitri hnvo onnortunltv to meet the Issue l.volved. To this the defense objected, but tlie court overruled tho objection and tne .i.rrnsn took nn exception. At a con ference between tho attorneys and tho nnrt tho stnto offered to show by Miss r.lslo P. McCloskey, superintendent of the Hospital, that Fairbanks made a con fatnn in Tipv. II. It. Miles In the pres Miss McCloskey. new Mr. Miles -ould not be required to testify, being a nrlvlloired ncrson undox tho law, DUi Miss McCloskey was not a privileged per nn. Tl first witness Saturday was J. B. Ttlcket of Grnfton, a liveryman. He hntit?ht Fnlrbanks was mentally sound in business matters, but not With respect to women. D. J. Bemis of Saxtons Jtiver, .ilso a liveryman, testified to nn ac quaintanceship with Fairbanks covering a period of 25 years. He never noted any peculiarities about the respondent's mental condition. The state then put on rir r.pnrun Ti. Anderson of Bratleboro, who testified that he considered Falr imnka to ha n man of normal mind. He fittflmlpil Fairbanks In the hospital dur Inir thn nhseneo of Dr. C. S. Pratt of Tirnttlehoro. whoso patient Fairbanks was. At this -nolnt Miss McCloskey was called, and then came the opposing claims of counsel. Miss McCloskey tes ting thnt aim saw Fairbanks dally. Sho was not asked at this time about what she heard Fairbanks toll Kcv. Jir. aines ti.n iiirw nr n rpress having arrived. mIm Mpf!loskev was on the stand when rmirt rimmed Monday afternoon. Sho was v-,minj hv Ktntp's Attorney It. C. Ba r.r.n nf Ttm t tlphnro. US WBS nlSO MlSS iiifinMm Mnrtlti sunerlntendent of nurses nt tho hospital. These were tho only witnesses whose examination was .nnninnpH thnt dnv. but Just before- 5 o'clock Miss Jennie Corey, a nurso at the hospital, was sworn and was asked a few nuestlons. It was a damaging day fnr tho Wnnse. but the expected con fession" was not Just what had been an tM,tn hv the nubile. The defense objected to tho nd mission of testimony as to what KairDanKs sniu iu nj . ninlmlnir that It was said under duress, if at nil, Fairbanks being chained to his bed and being In charge of officers nil the time. As nearing uyui. h nnnni nf Fnlrbanka's mind the de fense objected to the introduction of tho conversation, for the reason that It was subsequent to tho shooting. These ob jections were overruled and exceptions were taken. Miss McCloskey testified that on a certain night when Fairbanks s wounds had brought him to a point where . thnt ho would die a call wn. ont fnr rtev. H. R. Miles, who Is . tho hnsnltal directors. Rev. Mr, Mii nt,i tn Fairbanks. In substance .!-. .. ,-,ii.ra tho rrtmM you have com mltted?" Fnlrbanks replied that he did and then the minister told him to pray for himself nnd that when he felt sorry and sent for him he, Mr. Miles, would come and baptize him. The master then offered prayer and Fairbanks broke Into crying, t , ,, . . wi ii.nn.t,n nisn testified that on another occasion when she was dressing the patient's wounds she remarked upon how close tho bullet wounds were. Fair banks said: "Yes, I did It with my left hand. I could always shoot as well with . it ,nn nn with my right. I was -if Anair-o n frnnd marksman. She said he once asked her If not keep him at tho hospital and give ui anvimr: "I don t know what Vey w.U do Uh me for killing that girl." She repneo. iuai "" know, but would talk about t later, her ......I ..in 1,1 thnt being to avoid oKranir,,, in conversation with him in .... -. ... ' !., onnriltlnn. view ill Ilia ncl ------ , At another time Miss McCloskey went Into FairbankB's room to "eve n ? the nurses who was nauseated. She sam that on that occasion Fairbanks said to hor. Whv do vou have all these nice i.i. i.u.r, oor-o nf n murderer like me? Kllio ioti& ( . , Her answer was that she did not iook T,lrr. nu n tnilriWor. but Simply as a patient. She said he talked considerably with the doctors about his condition and took great Interest ln regard to getting well. He expressed a desire for corned beef and cabbage In preference to squabs and chicken. From what she saw of him and heard him say ahe believed him to be be normal ln mind, but a man oi no in telligence. Sho said she' had had 14 years ovnArlonitA In nnrfilner. One of the best witnesses nt the trial fmm the stnndnolnt of the state was Miss Blanche Martin, superintendent of nurses at the hospital, She testified that she v sited Fairbanks every two hours, as she did tho other patients, nnd frequently con versed with him. Usually Fairbanks tiBkcd nbout his condition, and sometimes his food nnd enro. Sho never noted any thing peculiar In his actions or conversa tion. Aiicr no had been nt tho hospital two or three days ho asked her "If they put the shoes and stockings on tho girl," meaning tho white shoes and Btocklngs which were In hla grip which he hid n short distance from tho house where Mary Grout was on tho night of the tragedy. Sho recalled tho statement he made In her presence to Miss McCloskev nhnnt shooting ns well with his left hand as with his right. On n day when State's Attorney Dncon sent a bath robo to Fairbanks nnd when ho was sitting up ln nn nrm chair. Miss Martin said to him: "Whatever made you do It?" To this Fairbanks replied: "You don't know all about It. I shot her, but sho was as much to blame as I was." There came a tlmet when a suit of clothes wns lurnisued Fairbanks. Miss Martin saw him the first time ho had thorn on and spoko about It. At that time, sho testified, ho said ho was mighty sorry o killed her and wondered what they would do with him. Sho told him to keep up courage. At another time he told her he waa not used to having cereal for breakfast and soup for dinner nnd would rather have have a cornhusk bed than a air mattress. She thought his mind was s nearly normal as a sick person's mind would naturally be. Sho said under cross examination that sho could not recall nil the conversations thnt she had with him. Tho witness on tho stand when court took a recess over night was Miss Jennie voroy, one of the hospital nurses. She said sho saw Fairbanks occasionally and on one occasion heard him say something relative to the shooting. The recess came at this time. Fairbanks took more notice of the wit nesses than usual on this day, and once ho won seen to smile, the first time since tho trial began. Miss Corey finished her examination Tucsdny morning. She said sho heard Fairbanks say he was sorry he did It, but as sho did not know definitely what he referred to tho testimony was stricken out. She thought ho wns of sound mind, but said she never treated an Insane pa tient. Sho wns followed by another nurse. Miss Celeste: Gcnln. who also was of the opinion that Fairbanks was mentally sound. Miss Flora Cnttanach, of the staff of nurses, recalled things Fairbanks hnd said and told of rending n story to him and seeing him throw up his hnnds nnd complnln of tho trouble ln his hend. also of noting a staring expression In his eyes. "W. E. Tj. Walker, a Grafton merchant, testified that he hnd known Fnlrbanks 25 years or more and never saw anything nbout him to Indicate unsoundness of mind. Ho thought Mrs. Myra Tuttle'B reputntlon for truth and veracity was good. Joseph Page of Grafton, father of Mary Pago Grout, was on the stand Tues day. Ills testimony, In tho main, was nbout his acquaintance with Fairbanks. He never noted any Indication ot Insanity nbout him. He was not cross examined. O. M. Custer, manager of Barber park mind but below tho averngo In Intellect. Xno hospital records In Fnlrbanka's case were Introduced. Various things were contained In them, such as records of clapping of hands, singing In bod, dila tion or eyes, murmurings ln sleep, nnd other things. In Bellows Falls and a representative of the street railroad company between that village nnd Saxtons River, testified that Fairbanks worked ror nim rrom aionuay to Wednesday on the week of the shoot ing. He said that Fairbanks talked but little, but that what ho did say was largely nbout women and that he con sidered him n low character. Two more experts were put on by the stnto Tuesday afternoon. They wero Dr. C. S. Pratt, a practising physician In Brnttleboro, and Dr. J. A. Houston, super intendent of the Insane asylum In North- nmpton, Mass. Dr. Pratt was examined by State's Attorney R. C. Bacon. He tes tified that ho considered Fnlrbanks- to be below par In Intellect, but that ho did not consider him an Imbecile of nny class. Dr. Pratt was present and participated In i.ie examination of Fairbanks with Dr. S. E. I-iwton, superintendent of the Brnt tleboro Retreat, and Dr. Houston. In nls testimony Dr. Lawton testified that Fair banks wns an Imbecile of the middle class. Dr. Pratt was asked n hypothetical ques tion as to Falrbanks's sanity, based upon his examination and an assumption thnt certain things brought out ln tho testi mony wcro true. In reply to this he said Fnlrbanks was sane. The last witness was Dr. Houston. In reply to n hypothetical question pro pounded by Attorney General u. c i-itis ho replied that Fairbanks wns sane. He did not consider him an Imbecile of nny class, but said he was below par In In telligence. Dr. Houston gave n very lucid explanation of tho various mental disorders, expressing himself ln terms that could be readily understood by everybody. The hour for recess arrived while he was on the stand. Continuing his direct examination Wed nesday morning Dr. Houston said It would he nosslble for Fairbanks to have had a mental troublo In May without showing any Indication' of it now. He said Fair banks might have had a maniacal con dition then which might have lasted for days or months and not bo apparent now, nnd thnt such a mental condition might re sult from a run-down physical condition. Ho saw no evidence of organic mental de rangement about him, however, unaer cross examination ur. .Houston aiu u was possible, though not probable, tijat p-nlrhnnks mlirht have had a mental dls order which was not dlscernnblo at the tlmo he examined the responaont. b said his answers to the questions asked hv the attorneys for the state as to Falr banks's sanity were based wholly upon his examination nnd upon things ns sumed to be .true In the hypothetical question. Sheriff Arthur II. Thompson of Bellows Falls was next called. James Carroll of Claremont, N. II., testified early last week that he was at the railroad station In Ttoiinmn pnlls 20 minutes waiting for his tmln nt noon when, according to her toptimnnv. Mrs. Mvra Tuttle talked with Fairbanks on the platform, and that he did not see Fairbanks there. Sheriff Thompson testified that It was usual for many people to be on the platform at train time. The significance of this tes timony was that It would not bo strange if nnrrnii did not see Fairbanks even thoueh Fairbanks was there. Deputy Sheriff George P. Alexnnder of Saxtons River, who arrested Fairbanks, was called to testify about two cartridges which he took from the grip which Fairbanks hid before going up to Charles Tenneys i.,.o nn tho ntoht nf the shooting. He put them ln a drawer in his desk, but he wna not nble to Identify them. Under cross examination he admitted that he told Judge E. W. Gibson that at times Fairbanks, when he was nt the hospital, had a blank mind and had no more real ization of what took place than did tne witnesses' four-year-om ooy. i?k-o nurses from the Brattleboro Me mnrlal hospital were called. They were m. rnrn Riwrrv. Miss Mabel DeGraux, Miss Janet McMillan, Miss Rose Loubet nnd Miss Ella Thomas. Miss McMillan tetlfled that he attended Fairbanks the ik ava in .Tune and signed all the dally reports covering his case d"'" that time, under cross muihuwi appeared tnat she signed but one of the reports for that particular time. Miss m.! ui.i shn on iv Fairbanks from time to time and nursed him the first of his being at the hospital. Ho was de llrous at first. She though he waa of sound mind, although she had had no experience with insane patients. All the nurses thought Fairbanks was of sound Tho end of tho trial of William Fnlr banks of Grnfton, charged with tho mur der of Mrs. Mary Grout Is near. All tho arguments except tho state's closing ar gument wcro mndo today. At tho open ing of court this morning It was agreed that not over three hours should bo con sumed by each side. State's Attorney R. C. Bacon made tho opening nrgumcnt for the state. Ho painted n vivid word plcturo of tho state's theory of how tho shooting took place, which he claimed wns supported by tho evidence. Ho claimed that Fairbanks was a man of full mental responsibility for the act. nnd thnt he supported his wife until May 9 of this year: that four years ago he became ennmored of Mary Grout, his wife b-niece, nnd thnt their Intimacy Increased to a point where it became un lawful: that Fnlrbanks beenmo Jealous of Thomas Penlman, n town pauper ln Bel lows Falls, and resolved to tnke Mrs. Grout to Ashuclot, N. H. Mary Grout, Mr. Bacon argued, agreed to sell her fur niture nnd go with Fairbanks, but after wards decided not to go, nnd when Fair banks learned from Mrs. Myra Tuttle that she did not Intend to keep her agreement but Intended to go back to her old homo ln Grafton, he resolved sho would go with him or he would kill her, nnd so told Mrs. Tuttle that Mary Grout never would go back to Grafton nllvo. Mr. Bacon said that Fairbanks then went to where Mary Grout lived In Saxtons River, talked with her nbout going to Ashuclot, nnd that when she refused to go he shot her and then turned the revolver upon hlmslef. As Mrs. Tuttle, whose testimony tho defence sought to discredit, Mr. Bacon said tho absence of gossip nbout her reputation was tho best evidence that it was good. He said the defendant's wit nesses who said it was not good wcro not the best citizens of the town while tho state's witnesses who snld her repu tntlon was good wero prominent business men who never heard her reputation ques tioned. Ho said that the tlmo when Fair banks was told by Mrs, Tuttle that Mrs. Grout was going back to Grafton Instead of to Ashuclot. wns tho tlmo when pre meditation began. He quoted tho tes timony of the; state's experts nnd of the nurses to show that Fairbanks was of sound mind; he snld thnt defendant's wit nesses from Claremont, N. H.. pretended to know more nbout Falrbanks's habits than his neighbors In Grnfton who had known him for forty years. He held up Mary Grout's heart, and demonstrated how the dead girl would have hnd to hold the revolver had sho shot herself, as the defence clnlmed. Arthur P. Cnrpenter opened for the de fence. Ho quoted testimony to show that Fairbanks was left handed, and that Mary Grout held tho revolver and snot herself nnd nearly killed Fnlrbanks: thit the evidence showed that she stood In tho hnllwny, two feet higher than Fairbanks, thnt the course of the bullets In tho body of Fairbanks was downward and that tho bullets ln the body of Mary Grout were not upwards, but straight, accord ing to the testimony of Dr. Stono of the stnto laboratory. Ho said the testimony of Dr. Stone was that tho girl was dead when she reached the floor, anil that If thnt had been so It would hnvc been Im possible for her to have made tne ex clamation she Is snld to have made be tween the first and second shots, which witnesses hnd said were very close to gether. Ho emphasized the fact that Mary Grout's clothing took firo from the revolver and that Falrbanks's clothing wns not burned. Ho argued that the revol ver was badly eaten with rust, whereas the state claims Fairbanks bought It nftcr he met Mary Grout. Also that tho state had not produced n particle of evidence to show that It belonged to fniruanns or to connect him with it ln nny way. He continued that Falrbanks's statement to tho nurses at the htspltnl amounted to nothing, nnd thnt Falrbanks's request to bo nllowed to remain at the hospital and bo given a position wns, more than anything else, nn Indication of a dis ordered brain. Ha snld the only thing ln tho case that could bo construed as Indicating .premeditation was Falrbanks's statement tnat Mary Grout would never go back to Grafton alive, alleged to nnvo heen mndo to Mrs. Myra Tuttle. whose own relatives, ho said, testified that her reputation for truth nnd veracity was not good. .Tniltrn E. W. Gibson closed ror tno ne- fence. He argued that-thcro were not the slightest circumstances to show mat Fairbanks did the shooting; mat iinry Grout, hnd ns much a motive for shoot ing ns did Fairbanks; ho snld Fairbanks had the predisposing cnuses to Insanity ns hold by the medical experts, nnu iimi the hnsnltal reports belled tho statements of tho nurses who said they regarded re spondent ns sane, and tho fact tnat Fair banks had hired out to n man for work for tho Monday following the shooting. disposed of the Idea of premeditation even If they proved that Fairbanks did the shooting. Ho denied tho truth of t.ilngs nnmed nnd nssumed ln the hypothetical questions, upon which tho medical ex perts based their opinion mat FairoanKs was sane. Townrd the latter part of his argu ment Judgo Gibson quoted from Mrs. Myra Tuttlc's testimony. Under direct examination sne raid F'airDamra toia ner nt Bellows Falls: "She will never go back to Grnfton ngaln and live nnd she Is a fool to want to." Under cross examination Mrs. Tuttle THANKSGIVING Will soon be here. We desire to express our thanks for your generous support during the last two weeks' SALE. Your hearty co-operation has enabled us to MAKE MORE ROOM. We still have an IMMENSE STOCK to dispose of before we have ENOUGH ROOM for our constantly increasing CHRISTMAS Stock and Spring Wall Papers. We will endeavor to interest you the coming week by ATTRACTr IVE PRICES on GOOD GOODS. Your ATTENTION IS CALLED TO OUR BUSINESS CALENDAR for next week. REMEMBER THE DATES Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Nov. 11 Nov. 12 Nov. 13 Nov. 14 Friday Nov. 15 Saturday Nov. 16 WE WILL MAKE ONE MIGHTY EFFORT to reduce STOCK and PRICES. It will be to our mutual advantage for you to READ, THINK and BUY SIX DAYS OF BIG BARGAINS. Note the discounts. 150 BIBLES, 200 boxes Writing Paper, 175 Post Cards and 300 Pocket Books, all at a discount of 33 1-3 per cent. Framed Pictures HALF PRICE. Dolls and other toys (one week only) at 20 per cent, less than regular prices. Stationery in pound packages, 15c, 23c, and 27c per pound. Envelopes at a discount of 20 per cent. WALL PAPERS DIVIDED AS BEFORE ADVERTISED, into six lots, 10 rolls of paper and 20 yards of border in each lot at 79c, $1.19, $1.98, $2.79, $3.89 and $4.39. Customers needing more than 10 rolls may secure the extra quantity at the same rate. W. R. GEDDIS said Fairbanks told her: "She will never como back to Grnfton ngaln alive." Un der direct exnmlnatlon she said she told Fairbanks there was no reason why ne and his wlfo could not live happily and have n good time nnd thnt Fairbanks re plied thero was no good time for him. Under cross examination she said Fair banks told her ho was eating In the gar ret, sleeping high nnd having a h of a time. Judge Gibson argued that these differences In her testimony wore suf ficient to discredit; tho whole of her tes timony. Attorney General C. C. Fltts began the closing argument for tho state just beforo 5 o'clock nnd talked about 10 minutes, until the night recess was taken. Ho said Fairbanks wns not so much of an Imbecile but that ho was able to marry Into a respected family; and not so much of an Imbecile but that he was called by Mr. Gibson as a witness to testify In a case a few years ago. Attorney General C. C. Fltts will close for tho state tomorrow morning, after which Judge Seneca Haselton will deliver his charge. Newfane, Friday, Kov. 8. Mr. Fltts resumed his 'argument at 9 o'clock this morning. He said the ques tions for tho Jury to consider are: Whether crime was committed? Whether Fairbanks committed it? Whether ho was possessed of mental power to make him criminally responsi ble? Whether he had the will power to dis cern right from wrong and to choose which he would do? He said a man might be crazy as a bedbug on some subjects and still bo criminally responsible. Ho said the de fence undertook to raise a cloud ofdust to secure the responsibility for the crime, that the defence did not ask Its own doc tors whether Fairbanks was sane or In sane and that they undertook to ahbw that he Inherited Insanity and got a little more from syphlllls, a little moro from traumatism and a little more from sun stroke. They undertook to show that In stead of being a cowardly murderer he was a most wronged man. Mr. Fltts stated that he had too much regard for tho Intelligence of the Jury to spend any tlmo answering such nn argument, and he referred to It simply as showing the nature of the defence. Then he told about Falrbanks's skulking up to the nousa where Mary Grout was staying, with loaded revolver ln his pocket and cart ridges ln his vest pocket, looking In at the window, etc.: followed Falrbanks's ac tions on thnt night as shown by the evi dence. He referred to seven different times Fairbanks has confessed to his part In the matter, that he shot the girl him self. It was not his purpose to defend Mary Grout's character, but that it was not likely thnt 10 years ago, when ahe was 1G years old and Fnlrbanks 42 that she began to lead him astray. He referred to Mrs. Falrbanks's testimony nnd told how sho held back her answers to the questions and said that if her husband was being led astray It was not probable that she would hesitate to tell of It. There was no delusion ln Falrbanks's jenlousy, ho said, nnd It was a fact that Mary Grou't had been receiving atten tions from Tom Penlman and had re ceived a letter from him; there was no delusion nbout it when ho told George Townsend nt the Sholes farm that neither God, man nor me devil could keep him there. There was something more than a delusion In his mind. That when ho had concocted a plan to take Mary Grout to Ashuelot and get away from his wife he knew the difference be tween right and wrong. Mr1. Fltts nrgued that the evidence tended to show that Fairbanks hnd the revolver. He said: "We have not tho means of finding out where he got It. The defense has. It could find out from the respondent. It is not fair for them to charge anything against the stato for not showing whero he got it." The de fense objected to that argument Inas much ns they claim tho respondent was not obliged to tell anything concerning the case. Tho court allowed the argu ment to go In and allowed an exception by the defense. Mr. Fltts continued that a man who has a loaded gun, ns Fairbanks did, Is premeditating something, nnd his actions wero so peculiar as to attract the at tention ot Charles Frost when Fairbanks asked him on the night of the shoot ing where Mary Grout was. He said Fairbanks did just what he started up thero to do. He said If Fairbanks had delusions or was crazy or an Imbecile, hla wlfo, who had lived with him 25 years, would know more about It than any doctor or any other person. He argued at length to show that the re marks Fairbanks made, testified to by different witnesses as Indicating Insanity, were natural under the conditions which existed at the time they were spoken. Judge Haselton will deliver his charge and the case will be given to the Jury during this afternoon. Real Estate Business Sold. The real estate business of the late A. V. May was sold this morning and will be managed by W. A, Shumway with headquarters In H. K. Taylor & Son's office In the Crosby block. WARDSBORO. Mrs. Harry Amsden closed a very suc cessful term ot school Friday, Mr. and Mrs. Amsden have moved on their farm In Jamaica. Mr. and Mrs. Stlllman Cole and two children of . New Salem, Mass., have moved to the Abljah Pierce farm, which Mr, Cole recently bought, Harry B. Howard, bugler and drum mer for the Hth U. a Infantry, '61-65, survivor of Andersonvllle, will give an exhibition of moving pictures, also a variety entertainment, at the town hall Saturday evening, Nov, 9. WEST TOWNSHEND. Miss Ella Smith Is homo from Crattle Ijoro, whero she has been working. Tho Christian Endeavor have a social and griddle cake supper Thursday night. Ed Eager is boarding at F. N. Smith's and working for W. "II. Taft ln the woods. Mrs. Henry Allen and son. Dorr, of Brattleboro are visiting at Charles Deanc's. Owing to the illness of the teacher. Miss Hortense Swltzer, there was no school on Tuesday nnd Wednesday. Mr. Hopkins of Urnttleboro Is In tho village this week engaged In organizing a Grange here. He already has about 30 names on the list. Tho brooks nnd river were the highest ln years Sunday morning and at this writing (Wednesday) bid fnir to bo still higher before the storm abates. The mill was forced to shut down for three separate days, as the water came Into the engine room. Tho funeral of Nathaniel Robblns was held at tho house on Friday, Nov. 1, Itev. Mr. Martin officiating. Mr. nnd Mrs. C. O. Kimball sang a beautiful duot. The bearers wero Messrs. Grout, Kidder, Taft and Potter, Interment was ln the Robblns family cemetery. Relatives from out of town were Miss Irene Rob blns ot Brattleboro and Robblns Corliss of Stockbrldge, Mass. JAMAICA. W. B. Fitch of Keene Is hero looking over tlmberland. Mrs. Fred Ballard Is able to be out after her recent Illness. Edward Smith Intends to dispose of his property here and later go to .Brattle boro to reside permanently. The death of Mrs. Fred Hewlett oc curred Friday morning after an Illness that caused her Buffering for several years. The funeral was held Sunday at the house. Much sympathy Is extended to Mr. Hewlett. Washout on Wert River Railroad. The West River division of the Central Vermont railroad was practically put out of business for an entire day by the heavy rainfall Wednesday night. At three sep nrate places the roadbed was damaged enough to stop the passage of trains and tramc from all points beyond Newfane was practically shut oft. The repairs made after the landslide just below Wll llamsvillo station after the freshet the week before wero not stable enough to withstand the deluge and a big section of the roadbed, again slid down Into the highway. This stopped the morning train going up and the wrecker was sent up to repair tho damage. Temporary repairs mado It possible for the wrecker and the mixed train to proceed to Newfane but tho trestle near Wlllard's mill, between Newfane and Townshend, was so severely strained by the high water that no trains could run over it. The down train left South, Londonderry nil right but was halted at Jamaica on nccount ot a small landslide on the track near Wardsboro station. Tho obstruction waa not re moved until lato yesterday afternoon nor wns the trestle strengthened sufficiently until Inst night. Trains In both direc tions made their trips on time this morn ing. All mall service above Newfane waa cut oft all day but the wrecking train carried up mall pouches and the mall from Newfane and places this side camo In last evening. French and Austrian China One of the finest arrays of Holiday China we have ever shown, consisting of Chop Plates, Celery and Bread Trays, Bon Bon and Olive Dishes, Crack er Jars; all sizes of plates In the latest designs; also new Ideas ln glass lamps with gold and silver tracings, Candelaora with red and green fringe to match. Chafing Dishes Our n-!w line has Just arrived. Including patent lamps and chafing dish fork and spoon. We have bought them direct from the factory and can quote you especially low prices. 5 and 10 cent Counters Have jou seen them lately? We have them loaded with useful articles and think It to your advantage to come In and Inspect them. Specials for the Coming Week On Our Bargain Counter. Austrian China Tea Plates, regular 16c, special at ge Austrian China Sugar and Cream, regular 60c, special at 33g German China Bread and Butter Plates, regular 25c, special at 17c German Bread nnd Blotter Plates, regular 15c, special at 9o White Oatmeal Saucers, regular 40cj doz special at 23c 150 Water Pitchers, regular 30c, Bpeclal at 23o Special In decorated Hand Lamps, regular 75c, special at 59o No. 8 14. oz. Copper Bottom Tea Kettles, nickel, regular U.50, special at 99c Bread Mixers, -egular 1, special nt 69c 8 and 10 quart Preserving Kettles, regular 40c, Bpeclal at 29o And many other articles we are making special for a week. Look at our Wall Paper Bargains Crockerj, Wall Paper, Kitchen Furnishings, Window Shades, Cameras and Supplies. A. F. ROBERTS & COMPANY The Brattleboro China Store THE MAJESTIC MOVING PICTURES BIGGER AND BETTER Longer show than ever before given. The general public have been calling for more pictures in place of songs. We are now showing double the number of pictures, making a much better show full of amusement and instruction. Eight New Pictures for Friday and Saturday Entire change of program every Monday and 'Thursday Continuous performance, 2.30 to 5.30 and 7 to 10 daiv ADMISSION 10c - - CHILDREN 5c EMERSON BUILDING ELLIOT STREET Every Kind of Good Printing by E. L. Hildreth & Co.