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'Let all the ends thou aimcst at be thy Country's, thy God's and Truth's: foil XXVI. BUATTLKliOItO, VKIi.MONT, FIMPAY, DMCKMlMlll NU.UliKl! :U UNION GOSPEL MEETINGS. I nilri' the Leadership of The REV. E. E. DAVIDSON. Sf-4UiJiiB Sxiudny, Dec. 20, in tlxo TMx-st 33itit Olixix-cli. ' -lLr. .'-lass Meeting, 10.30 A. M. Afternoon Service, 3.30 P. M. Union Gospel Meeting, 7 -ft., m. DAILY MEETINGS, Except Saturday. ! $5,000 MORE FORGERIES. IwiLMINSTON SAVINGS BANK FINDS j ITSELF A VICTIM, How Hall Managed It Through Their Precau tions The Forgeries Preceded by Many ! Genuine and Secured Notes -How Many i More May Be Out Can Only Be Guossed -I Neighbors Scout the Verdict of Insanity- Some Unfounded Humors txpioaea. WILMINGTON'S GOLD MINE. 11 I :lv invited to all these Services Afternoons in the Methodist Church, 4 P. M. Evenings in the Congregational Church, 7.30 P.M. Come ! The Quart Crushing Plant Nearly In A Case of Great Expectations That Shrewd Men Believe Will Bo Realized The Wilmington gold fever s well developed, mid in earnest utnl there lire some slirewu men iinrru-u ... .., u it h si-ii'iil ilio diagnoses that it genuine case. And even to tho ignu- . ...:...i ,1....... .....iil.l u.w.iii iii In rea- chapterat least in the story f ith )ml jvertield valley 11. . ii'. . t. .'... i-iiiu niiiiiii this '. . : Mils trohl possibilities. rir vein I1....11 known that in the rooks .l.mir iIk. river there was more or 1 gold. At any rate report of experts, Bring your friends. MEETINGS, LECTURES, Etc AUDITORIUM! j BRATTLEBORO, 'Saturday, Dec. 28th .voir ion itoMAXCE ! Engagement of tie Clever Romantic Actor MR, WILLIAM BONELLI, In the Thrilling limnantic l'lay In American Gentleman! Assisted by Miss Rose Stahl Ami a well selected cast. SIB!. COSTUMES aM EFFECTS, ALL NEW Stalictn yo on tittle vnrwTmas morning at the Sewn Store. ! FAMED .FOR SALE, TO RENT, Etc. HELP WANTED. i i.n-i.t vouth with some hustle, tn act as I loo nil kl. uf Israel li. Hall's forgeries opens tins week, anil for which the news in last week's licformer of his arrest at Khel burno Kails for an attempt to litter a foi-'eil mite of tii'itW.) was tiie introduc tion. On rending it the ollicers of the Wilmington Savings hank began limit no the lineai:e of soini variously siaieu in. S.7HXI which that Somebody is Waiting! FOR XII ATP OR to begin a niusieal education. Why not buy it now? We can help you. . . HERE IS THE CEM OF 1901 . . Until Jan 1.1, 1!X'2, we will sell a new, full sized 1'iano. seven anil one third Octaves, double veneered, ivory keys, soft pedal, elegantly finished in Mahogany or figured Wal nut, with every up-to-date Improvement at $225.00 Terms: $15 on delivery and $6 per month. So extra charge for stool, scurf . one tuning and delivery. Warranted live years. Compare it with any l'iano you knew at JSWO. Renumber! At this ju ice for One Month OnUl, CALL CUt WUITK, ESTEY ORGAN CO., BRATTLEBORO. KKTAII, nKI'ARTJIKXT. to notes from .'KXI to hank hehl and were .i,,. iM.b.d i.i find them forgeries. Ihe names used are those of Henry . Barber, a thriflv farmer of Wilmington I mil. Henry M. Kobcts and I liaries 11. Waste of Jacksonville, who an declare that Ihev never signed the paper hear ing' their names. The larger part of the paper bears Mr. Barber's name. Hall has been doing a good ileal of business in Wilmington and vicinity buving large numbers of cattle, paying food prices and as a rule meeting his obligations promptly. H" kept his ac count at the Wilmington bank, and it was regarded as a good one, with a sizable balance most of the time, and had worked up quite a creiiii in Illh I.IUU in WHAT BRATTLEBORO DID IN OBSERVANCE OF THE MERRY CHRIST MAS TIME. Some of the Themes Taken by Our Local Pas tors The Children and Their Festivities -A Succession of Concerts and Christmas Trees. The old, old story has been told again, from pulpit and from mothers' lips at home: and by acts of loving kindness which tell it so much more eloquent lv than it can be told in words. It has liecn a week of happy greetings, merry Hidings to family reunions; surreptitious shopping and preparation and mysterious packages which nobodv dare even glance at until a certain de'lightfukinorning : it has been a week encompassing tins hungin uii ot stocKings; me he i , rk. AI.SU I -irons man to run our Clue Kooin. One I'lieuc prelerreil. .-mi'.ui. j. CARPENTER CO., HKATTLKIiOUO, VT. M-U ".per , P. TMTrni. iii' tn do ar iiniiiu. i&xr .... 7 h,i.i..i ib.iwa i Ymmiini llitlinl h i ,,i-semi for him. His wliieiv limine , i,.,... ..... -..in. or' sens av iu ti-n... M. HoUGllTH.N. -Jtf TO KKT. '0 RENT -l-'urllihed rooms. J LAl-'i.r.i m; W-tf !' f- T Downs' Elixir. For more than 70 years Downs' ; Elixir has been the most popular: cou"h remedy sold. It i merit, riot ; advertising, that has given it this wonderful reputatioD. It cures coughs colds, whooping cough, croup, and all ; throat and lung trouble, ami even; consumption. vHvir V full dose of Downs El Mr on going to bed. and small doses dur-, ng theay, will cure the most severe i cough. Any druggist will refund the money if it does not cure. , Brooks House Pharmacy, Pharmacy, Geo. E. Greene, i. U. Hoi-, den ijt Co. i nRFNT-A liang "li Hirst Hour teiieiiient. :io sfjltlill Street. ,1 AMKS ACS I IN. o-'-tt. One large moni in Waitk .V Wil- TO BENT One large room in 3 1 kins' block. Apply to 1). W 1'i:n.m:v. rpo RENT "team neareu 1 t'.ilial St. TENEMENT to i A ,;. 11. O K A NT I iii iu ire 5 al-tf rent in V house. Apply to 1..IIN h .AKL UI. "".i bulls , 5lorningside. 31tf riifl RENT -The llaskins lioniestead at corner ,?i. iiii.l and Manle streets. Apply to 1J. i i, si i ii -v. on the lireimses. " CSHL-YTNTTNr'JS Let-Co Cough Tablets STOP THAT COUGH or YOUR MONEY BACK "Olvnn's I.et-(io rough Tablets work floe, vConilers for the faml y. 1 T !v,islii-iiil Vt. 40 ( olli entratiMl Hoses inoi li li'iu 1 l'osesl 2SC At druggists' or by u UMUi" " l y vv MfK. 1 harmaclst, I""1, . in. .. V,' M-oowtf ORANGES A It K MC E XOW GLEASON'S. Floridas and Navals from 25 cts. to 40 cts. per doz. PRUNES. 10 cts. per lb. 3 lbs. for 25 cts. I3 " " 2 " " 25 " Also a few good ones left for coking at 6 cents per lb. knowing nny manv more uf APRICOTS AND PEACHES j 15 cts. lb. J100MS to rent. S. V. KUGEIT it Co. 30tf ENEMENTS to rent. T.Ji doi:. 21tf FOR SAI.IC. It SAI.K-An Kstey orciiii, v::,.j 1 s.iiii at a tiargain. Aut r , 1.1 11. K Hi' ;-tf ; 111 1ATS for sale. .1. H r.su I'kat r. I0R SALf. ' . ' .1..utl.i,r,,, tinislieil in A . ...I .... lor small pi L nlwoiii ; liot aliiieoiii '"."',, '" u Housi. iiuilt only a t w years 1 r' ' "t , ,.i want to come to lliatllt nolo in U to get a goon noun-. KuoirrrA 'o. :t!-tf " m I, Fresh Prepared Buckwheat io, is, 20, and 22 cts, per packge. Also Buckwheat Flour, 4 cts. lb. J. E. GLEASON. 32 Elliot Street. From Every State The Same Good Words for TOILETINE u..,.tii,n I'linsltlerl lli ure a few veins ago. in me course 01 his business he had had a good many notes discounted at the Wilmington bank, and he had well prepared the wav for his forgeries. Hie earlier notes when presented have tin-names 'of the best men in Halifax and Wlm lingham. and he represented that his I sureties were secured by chattel niort !gaoes on the catlh) purchased, lbc :bank people on investigation found 'that this was true and that the notes ! were genuine, and naturally in this wav the confidence was gained of the I finance committee of the bank and 'notes whose signa ures appeared all 1 right and regarding which he made like representations, were passed to his credit. How many ol tnese iorgon.- there have been, how many such notes : ,1,.. ..i bnve been taken HP with out the alleged signers , v. iiKinit it. or how them there may be elsewhere there is unknowing yet. Hut the bhel liurne Kalis attempt indicate that Hall had done enough of it ;u the past to get earele-s His imitation of signatures is said to have been very good, but what created susi icion at Slielburne l-'alls was the fact that the signatures of both the sureties were written 111 the same ink. a thing that will very ; rarely be true witn different people, ! and ditl'i rent t imes and places. I The Wilmington ImuK at once pmc-.. an attachment on the personal prop- ; of Hall or .Mrs. Jiaii 111 wn-c he has dune 1 i -.ness tor a year I or more past, and Hopes un'in i : realize enough to nearly cover uie wss. , This is the lirst time, so far as known, in the nearly .Mi years' history of this bank that it has been victim- i ized bv forgerv. Hut even if the whole amount is lost, it will not atlect tlus sterling institution which has a sur- j plus of over jdalKiO. ; Keports of daily papers have told, as ., J,.l,.,,ti,,ii of the Shelbume halls ' ' " . :.. .. It... 1 1 1.. . i.t a .mil note in ii ..no wonderful but weird visit of Santa CTaus; the tularin- of the grav dawn when the stock ings, bulging 'grotesuuely, are discov ered ; and a week of firmer friend ships, truer love, happier homes and (iod's great love at its fullest Hood. The birth of Christ wius observed in the local churches by timely sermons, soecial music, decorations anil cnrist suppers 101 in.-1-"' urbin I'bllich Kl'V. theme of hi of the Carols" T ube ii : III. 14. J he fact apacity of 2.". tons per day has ulreauv : v ... , i ,moli been set up. A roaster of oO tons ca- ,,..., ,,. linr,.i ,.i10ir at his lis a result oi me diowing the gold that unmistakably is to be found to lie in paving nunntilic and of the obser vations and experiments for a year vast of Moses Newton, a gold mining plant is being put in near the Mountain I'ulp mill, .which is one of the New ton ventures theie. The work which is now noniing completion, has been done under the personal supervision of Mr. Newton, who says active opera tions will commence the middle of January and predicts good dividends from them. Considerable of the ma chinery is already in position. The building is It t( feet long ami Ji .' s..,,r.,.rs fur the children feet w ide. The section in whicn tne , - Uu itl,riAA chuich Kev. K. Q. crushing and grmuing a, para. ,s . . . , "0 , tlok HS ,h(, lie located is tour stories g o, ' I s,.rmml "The Message mainoer one mioiv. .-i u-. -i , i .,,,,, the angel pacify is in position, and mo si oi i ... , nn)j (he m,t.(.ssi,y of humanity snail ing nas n. u. uK. - " : livin todav in the spirit ot tne son oi tus for separating the gold from lan wercM.ll emphasized as making ,,uartz and dirt has not yet. arrived . , t',ipulr('!n ()f' this message. At Power will be obtained from the '. Z. carol service in the afternoon Mr. dan, a, the pulp mill. The quartz will : th t,brist,nas dav ia be crushed in a large cylinder w h ch ;L " , he present time at Beth- is loaded with several tons at a ''""Mi,,; Judea, and contrasted the and crushed by its own weight wn : l1 otitul coming of the cylinder revolves. ; . jnl0 t lio world, nineteen The ledge from which the quartz ' I J.(!nturies ago! Both morning and af to be secured is near the mining plan . ;t mun Men are already a. ' ' "" especially beautiful and appropru.t nulein length and quite .wide. It is ml j located on a farm, about fortv acres o , w(,re doL,orat(1(l which has been leased to tne ..loiiii u.u , , (.ut l)ows Mill Mining company for mining I'ur '"j'n ,i,e Universalist church Mr. Mar poses. ,, f ' vin told the olden story of the finding There is said to be an abundanct of ,n "' ' .. , , amdviug it to our capital behind the movement arm n - showing how Jesus may ttie iiuariz pans uiu ....... i-.. i - ,vill ho creiitlv extended, lhe i. hint is put in with' this design and if this is a success other plant start up in the vicinity. with will SMALL POX AT GRAFTON. criy name Mr. OR SALE M. -Uriek. C. !' Nason, Highland jl-4t TIR SALE in-s; also -UN ,V Co. line pair secmd-hanil train har- lgS am. Riioi' f. - - I or 8Aw-:vr.'V!T,iefr.:vr ' ntf VOR s 1-m RATF-si.rry wagon in good running 1 rid liSrC; au-Ta Concord wagon. J. i.e., uK.n. 'J.", Uii ire St. . 'OR SALE - .Mi lti 'I'll, t) ;.s new. third its cost V-. secsnd-hand Chiekcnng 1 mho. lirst-elass condition, ni-arl as W ill tie sold for less than om Aildress Box S4, lirattlej.oro, I irvn c a t T?( li..nii Second-hand 50 H. r. t P - 4k rtll (9 W - -t H HUllRTStun. Washburn, Crosby's Gold Medal Flour Was Awarded FIRST PRIZE u GOLD Another MEDAL 00O j At'IU'HN, X. Y., Sept. 27, 1901. i B. F. MlNKK, Montague, Mass. Dear Sir: Have used your Toilctine for some time past for Coughs, Colds, Ac. I j have found it to do all and more than you : claim for it, and would not be without it for ! auvthing. Yours liespcctfiilly, JIBS. W.J. M. KPMt'.NDS, 7 Summer St. 25 and 90 cents. C. 12. 10M:K. r.ratlleboro, Agent. 1UCII.VK1) . I.EHAV, Agt. Wilming ton, Green ltiver, Jacksonville. B. F. MINER. . - ,n,.W(.,i on ; f'milv livinc in a different section i U I n ad been demanded ' '' . tow'n are r. porte. ill with he V nil rv 'W' But us we can i sam(. trouble. Tho Bailey house has le arn tf.ere has not been a dollar of been quarantined and it is hoped the 11 1-s .per in nnvB.attleboro bank for disease will -)ot be widespread. a number ot years. ... '" a note of about 11, IKO which his father had to pay for him. People in the Southern part of the count v among whom Hall has operated scout' the insanity theory and our Jacksonville correspondent wrote yes terday that news had been received there'that Hall had been returned to Greenfield from the Northampton asy lum whose doctors had pronounced him not crazy. Hut telephone "Hi""' of Lawyer W. A. Davenport of Green field, Hull's counsel, lirings mo n-p.. that there is nothing to the story-at least so far as he knows and he would of course know if it were true. llli no i" ' , , , be found in literature, inineciiurei.es, in humanity the true goodness, which, like a golden thread, runs through the sombre patterns of things about us. The musical program an nounced last week was given by Mrs. Pratt and Mr. Brazor. and was a de lightful feature of the service. In the evening the children of the Sundiiy school gave an entertainment consist ing of speaking and singing by the smaller children all of which was well and creditablv done. Tuesday evening the children of the Sunday school were given a supper, at the church, of cold meats, sandwiches, cake, fruit and chocolate: the supper being followed bv a tree containing gifts for all which w'eie distributed to the happy children bv Santa Chilis, sometimes known as Frank Brasor. Baskets of food left from the bountiful supper were sent as Christmas gladdeners into a number of homes. . , The Mission Circle connected with this church sent Christmas dinners to inanv necdv families and coal to a fami'lv in temporary want. It also niade'a Guilford home happier by the of this fact it may proie to te :g,ft of needed nenmng uuu v u. - Tun nt her ciiut ren ,,r,setits tor tne cniioie... uu ..... In a Mild Form, Not Feared and Therefore More Liable to Be Scattered- Four Cases Reported -Supposed to Be Results of Shcr win Case S- 1 Two children in7 the family of Mr. Haihv at Grafton have been ill wit ha lb 'lit 'form of smallpox. The first child taken sick was at the home of the late Sherman Sherwin and feeling tired, lav upon the lounge where George Sherwin, -the young man who went there from Brattleiioro. ami who has since had the disease-either sat or slept It is thought the child con tracted the disease in that manner. Two weeks from the time of eruption the older child was taken ill. and the doctors pronounce the case smallpox. It is in so mild a form that the jeople . ... 1. . 1 , n..-m.,.l llll.l lie- ..r.i nm ill I ill it'. 1.1 til.,. .... . , ...... cause more prevaieni. VERMONT NAVAL HEROES. Mr Martin Tells About Them Before the Daughters of the American Revolution Delightful Musical Program. There were about " present at the meeting of the Daughters of the heu'- l, ...t the HrotiKs Jlou.-e parm. .-.n urdav evening to ctiji ..ntertaiiinient and ih J. I.. Martin. Tin ed bv the Missi piano and The Dodger Folly. The wastefulness of attempting to advertise by the do.lger medium was tellinglv exposed in the address before representative merchants and others .......,K- nt Montreal by Advertising imalice ot l.a i-resse. ..... 11 covered in these pain the musical lecture by Hon. former was provid- Galvin. Agnes at the Annie anil Maisie at the iolin, and it was l.iaiiiiiuuv uo...-. revelation or me most uuj., . to most of the party. Mr- topic was oriuom iu .no." and the address the same. additions, as that Willi and a geniu Martin s Warfare, with some and Oysters ! Oysters ! If vou wi-h the best of fre-h oysters call at Eddy's KaKerv. I carry the famous VliOVIDKNCE lilVKH OYSTEHS. Solid meats and absolutely fresh. C. H. EDDY. Telephone 45-3 57 Main Street. fire You Interested In Fire, Life, Accident., Fidelity, Steam Boiler, I'o.lc Glass! Burglary, Elevator, JVblie Liability of Employers, Employer's Liability, Landlord's Liability, Teams Liability, Automatic Sprinkler Health Insurance? at the Pan American Exposition. E. CROSBY & CO., SKATES! SKATES! jfO TRUSS. ! ifliiiy vc call attention to our new and : conu.leto line of the Dr. Rorick Pneumatic . guaranteed. iiKO. K. 1 MFKVK. Sole Agents. 4-K.t Eastern Agents. lli.rc i the place to buy. I have a machine ISlly adap'ted for skate gnn,l.nK. Shelf Hardware, Carpenters' Tools. Farming Tools, Snow ivc iH-en thUare w jell j WrinfrerS. best Washing lie J1KS1 LIFE IXSI HA - ' OUUVt" -o - - call and see it. AT WILCOX'S N- Y. Bargain Store will comiuence at once HOUSE CLEANING SALE, TO CI. KAN 11' AI.l. Olil'S AM' KNIS AM) OHI LOTS. Some reinarkal.tv low pri.es will 1.- give... six X pi. ee China Tea Sets, regular pri. e iirU-e to i -l.is... 4.1's. ..m., i.il.-ri.n Hakinir Vow. n r. r-g...... ! Manager 1 : noint was w '-Apropos of the circular gentlemen i r ....',., ... r..l:.ie to vou a little an ecdote which cannot fail to be perti ; nent to the .juestion. Punch, of Lon don, published sometime ago a pic ture representing a gentleman in cold i weather, his hands in the pockets of ihis great coat, and who said to he ivoung t'ov who offered to him a circu I'hir: 'Mv friend, will you have the 'kindness to throw it yourself on the ! sidewalk?' This gives you, gentlemen, id but lnevitanieenti 01 im i '-. which is put into your num. comers and wind; jou throw away w ith tne rigiu "' accept it with the left. . Ask vour wives what they think of the great handbills slipped under tfleir ,.,..-;t LVITV 11.1V. in..." bicli he made such a bit on u.ny nieht" (January IS. 1W) before the : Vermont association of Hojion. HI" beautiful Cliamplain as her on y wat ers susceplible of such warfare. he told , the story graphically of Arnold's cap ture of the British sloop at St. John s 'Mav 10, lo"'. and the still more won derful one of his fight (October 11 and ,.i ITT.:, ntf Ynlcour island anti to iT'..,.,,, Or,.,. it mrninst the overwhelm j ..in.... ------, . . K- iinerior liriusn iorei until rolls the of paper on the street M cents ht io T. .-lost, out til .r ll. ' .' .' It. but we also wni to reiuiu.. . . :.ttcnls for all kinds ot lnsurai.ee. ..,,. ,,. II. E. Taylor & Sox. i ni uie Brattleboro, Vt. Veterinary Surgeon. '. : .t. Wtrrn Veterinary College, Kansas ' ity, lo. Surgery in all its Branches. . TTiee at C. 8. STOCKWELL'S STABLE. Machine out, COI! SALE Three second hand Show Cases. - Si a,l c uff llox. s otl.i-r Fancy j.,-r ci'iit. on nt. W close L1I eent . . . . '..ll',r l.:iianee "i "" , I ... . , N, k Tie and from 10 t.i '-'l for a f' N,h1 i-hance for r"'Y ! , ar T..1I W ,!.'.-. - " have only iiH'itiioni i. a i, il,:.t we nave hi iti.'- " DON In Organ Shop A. WILDER. 40 Elliot Street. t. : i tif-r-i Rear Crosby Block-9i-Kt FARMS FOR SALE. j from you mh-l". Fs' nommerston, t. The Reformer, $1.50 a tear. I ' ''-"""n ,,",r9 ! New York Bargain Store. , v. Orwnfielil. l ass. how many of these circulars they read tr How many of them do you yourself h M' i .1... .-,. n,r after SUIiln rfor 1 ' n example; That which happens to otli ers' ci.culars will inevitably happen to votirs: but no matter what one may sav vou w ill find every dav some mer chants who will go to a printer in or der to have made .VK) to lO.u-0 c.rcu ,rs. which they will have dis nb.ite d .1.. ;- 1 .litv nm who Will S.l to vou with pride: I have placed ii i ..... .1... rxiblic and my sc.. in-...!.- . - ,i,.- ill be filed tomorrow: i " ' tiser: I maKe puoii..... "I do not say that noone rea.ls th -e circulars, but I do say that for 'he amount the rest, ts w.l be more slow and expensive. It then "... ,r niKrchant to study and ... .it thP least cstly ami to make known uiy-tore LOST AKD FOUND. most to the public not only the name his house but the variety and price of His cooiK in a word, to set off the ail -vTtage - that he offers to the rtl'C buver of his locality and of the cty .n general. Xewspaperdom. i .1 .,....1,1 nt int-U'KP .:.-.i m,, ..I, nf the iov that Christ mas should always bring to childhood. At the Methodist church Kev. h. r Lowe preached from the text : "Thanks be unto God for His unspeakable gift. He dwelt ou the great love of Cod as expressed in the gift of His Son, and how much it has done in civilizing and making better the world. the choir rendered a Christmas anthem and theKpworth League at their meet ing at (i p. m. considered the timely Mibiect : "Our Gifts to Our King. The church and Sunday school had a line supper of cold meats, salads, rolls, cake, tea and coffee ednesdav evening. The tables were decorated with evergreens and holly. After the supper, a Christmas tree, well loa.letl wiih gifts for all. was the center of at traction. Uf. L.L. "iiH'ti'i Santa Clans, distributing the gifts. Boses of food from the over supply .for the supper were sent out as Christ mas gifts, to several families. The intermediate ami primary de partments of the Baptist 'Sunday school enjoyed a supper and social a the church Tuesday at .j p. in. About Kid were present. The rooms were .,i...! will. Christmas trees and ..;r,.. ,',f ..dv were distributed. Th ...f,..,-i,i,..nts' consisted of cake. ami cocoa. , The Congregational church Sund.iv morning was prettily decorated with hemlock branches about the pulpit, choir loft and on the gas Blobrs .sj . ... "I . , iroiiir miT T fl nil) HI. Jl-. gondolas had been d isatileu ami u s. , - ,,ed a tilm.iy and iinpres of them destroyea 10 me r u -m im..j It is one of the most gauani yw ... our naval records, and its story has never adequately been told m "y t,f our histories except that o -111,0 Lodge. Mr. Martin then told with e.iual power the more familiar story of McDonough-s great battle in ships hastily constructed of green timber a.'ainst the superior tleet of llownie. superior in ships, armament and num ber of men, over whom he won the vic tory that broke tne nacKooi.e .... sh invasion in tne war o. j.-.-. ti ,.t ii,.. v.,rlc of imnerisuaiiie ...... ..r kr..,...t nt Mobile Bay. and ... . t;;ii,i river, where him was a young ollicer of whom the great Karagut once said to Ins father. "Doctor, your son is a brave and noble fellow. He will make his mark."' That young ollicer was George Dewev and at Manila, against dilh culties and taking chances over which history will ever marvel, the pro) hecy of the'old hero was more than fulfilled. That storv, over which patriots will ever love t'o linger, was also happily told bv the speaker, who brought be fore his hearers the other great names of Vermont's contribution to naval history. Commodores Graham. Bis il and Kmmons. Captains Green, Colvoeoressi-s and Temple. Commander Brown.' and Captain Charles, fc. Clark of the Oregon, as well as Lieutenants Fletcher, Dewey and Holden in the Spanish war. m. Wednesday another service was hold w hen music was furnished by the , school children. At lii.: a. in., a third service land Christmas is tho onlv dav in the Calholic year when three services are held i with music by the choir, w ith vespers and benedic tion at 7..KI p. m. The church was prettily trimmed with evergreens, the iillar bright with candles and tho scene of the birth of Christ, the inte rior of the stable, I he adoring shep herds and the holy family with the child .Jesus iu his crib was represent id bv images on the side altar, the sermon which Kev. Father Cunning ham gave at the Tuesday evening ser vice was on the gospel for Christmas dav. The principal thought of his ser mon was that the Lord, having labored himself for so many years, has mude the life of working men honorable, so that there is uo man more honored to dav than the quiet, sober, respectable man who lives by his daily labor. This is a great anil happy change from an cient times when slavery existed and Ho labor was considered dishonorable. By His example this change has been wrought. His life of self-denial and : povertv, although it has not banished ! from the world all desire for riches, has made rich men desire to make a better use of their riches than they I did in the ancient world: and has made the poor better contented w ith ! poverty, having the hope of reward hereafter, unknown before the birth of ' Christ. The Lord's life seems strange l to read but its motive and intention : is easily enough understood. His teachings and life has made anew' world, in which men, women and children and even the beasts of bur den are happier and better treated t than before His time. The pupils of St. Michael s paro chial school enjoved a Christmas tree : Friday afternoon. The poor of the i parish were generously remembered on Christmas by those in the church of larger means. At Si. .Michael's Episcopal church, bv those taking the young jieojue on. urn....,... ...... The pul.it and ; ful worK in uecorauug wnu laurei nun t-o inio i...i ....... feet being used for the purpose. A fine program of special music was ren dered on Christmas morning. Miss Hattie Holden presiding nt the organ with violin solos by Alson Dugan. Kev. E. T. Mathison preached a ser mon on the birth of Christ from a por tion of Isaiah ix :0. "His name shall be called everlasting, " and showed how his name and influence endure and grow dearer and stronger with time. Vt 0 o'clock he spoke to the children on the dav and of how they belonged to the church. The children were treated to a Christmas tree filled with gifts of fruit and candy, and they rendered the Christmas carols with pleasing effect. Each child in the Sunday school contributed a gift to send to a North Carolina mission school. A generous response w as made to the efforts of the union of the Noting Peo ple's societies of the Universalis!, Baptist. Methodist and Congregational ; churches who gathered and distributed Christmas gifts for the needy of the town, in the store recently vacated by C Tripp. About e'9 in money was : realized bv the sale of candy donated , bv George E. Greene, 'which will be used to supplv necessaries whenever needed. Other merchants sent in gro ceries, new clothing, dry goods and bedding and large quantities of second . i ,.itliincT books, tovs. canned fruits and jellies were contributed by individuals. The store was kept open from Mondav noon to 11 o clock Wednesday and most of the gifts were distributed Christmas day. Probably thirtv families at least, were glad dened by this noble effort on the part of their'townspeople. Basket- a la Football, The first and second basket ball teams of the local V. M. 0. A. were defeated bv the Millers Falls first and second teams at Millers Falls Saturday evening. The first half of the game of the first teams was characterized hy -nod clean plaving. the Brattleboro bovs having the points in their favor t t'o :a but in the second half the local team soon found oil I why their oppon ents were clothed in foot ball pants Frtim the verv start of the second half the Millers Falls team began their rough plav, pushing, holding and about; evervthing else known to the football players to prevent their opponents from scoring. This is the first team the local bovs have played against this year which 'wore the football attire and certainly the Millers Falls players expected and were obliged to use all their roughness to win from the . M. C V. C. Brice, the best player ou the Millers Falls team, was imported from i.-;t..l,l,.ir,r 'be best worK n 1......1 i.bivors was done by 1 Tufts. SCIirc IU HI 1.1. uoie i.(i. have the Stafford even one of his schooners, galleys ami with sivesermou ou"The Meet ing of Heaven and Earth for wnicn u ... Stands." The special Christmas mu sical program announced last week, was rendered effectively by the choir. Vt .I in the afternoon, in place of the usual Christinas concert by the Sun day school. Kev. L. M. Keneston of West Brattleboro gave a talk on Ihe Life of Christ" illustrated by stere opticon. Tuesday evening at t..l , supper was served to'lhe children of the primary department of the Sunday school. Vt 7. in the church, an entertainment of recitations and music was given by the school. The principal feature of this was the representation of a large brick fireplace. The jingling of bells announced the coming of Santa tlaus. impersonated by George M. Clay. Presently Santa was seen coming down i In. chimney and afterwards distrib- M. C. A. 1 g. Tufts r g, Monroe c. Stafford 1 f, Ferriter r f. Cundiff ard. Brown 3, Amidon. Scorer, anil Millers Fall Taggard. r f, Brown, 1 f, Limey, c. G. Brice, r g. E. Brice. 1 g. . ... ,,,, fi..bl Tll'i P Brice 2. Ferriter.Cundiff, Stafford, Tf, From fouls. C. Brice. .Monroe. Cmpire. Wilson. Keferee. Tiniekeeiiers. Wood. Griflin Crowell. The V. M. C. A. second team was defeated by a score of lo to ') The V M C. A. basket ball team was defeated by the Shelbume Falls team at that place Christmas eve. It was pronounced by the Shelbume Falls people the cleanest and most exciting game of basket ball that had been plaved there this year. The team work of the local boys was su- ' perior to that of their opponents but in the art of throwing baskets the hhelbiirne Falls team excelled, being 1 verv accurate. The best work for the Brattleboro team was done by Ellis. th. ...at his. first triiiiie this, season .iiorr.se. , i.. nil r..nt to i i, ,.i.ivf.it bis oiiuoiient CHNU1 .li - ...... o - i . .11 or meir uei no u Want a Watch? S.- adv. on page 7. .,,...4 tirtvo of , ,: .i.i t l. ..h;l.lr..n SllTilier , ..-li., is one 111 ' a ,n ,h.. ..d.ilts. The ,h...i Morrisev only succeeded in cap- decorations for the entertainment con sisted of ropes of hemlock festooned from the top of the church in front of the organ. Under the ropes was a large silver star and under that the words. "Mcrrv Christmas." The ef fect was striking and exceedingly beautiful. M St. Michael's Catholic church. the usual midnight mass with music bv the regular choir and solos by Jo- ' . . . . , , : 1.' n . 1. .. . : a Ciul- At a. iTime, 20-minute halves. ' ... n.-T;- .A Ml Katherine Gal-innu lununi. vin was given Tuesday night. Score 21-lfl. Lineup: Y. M. C. A. 1 f. Ellis . r f. Cundiff c, Ferriter 1 g, Stafford r g, Monroe u fr,n fiolil. Alonroe z. cunom 3, Stafford, Vice, 3, Wood 2, Rowland, Morrisev. Goal from foul, Monroe, cm, Rdfirn. Umtiires, Carlton ... ...-, , r. XimeKeeper, cuuum. ing the ball once Shelbume Falls Morrisev, r g, Short, 1 g. Kowland. c. Vice, r f. Wood. 1 f. J: