OCR Interpretation

Windham County reformer. (Brattleboro, Vt.) 1901-1906, April 04, 1902, Image 4

Image and text provided by University of Vermont

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn98069146/1902-04-04/ed-1/seq-4/

What is OCR?

Thumbnail for 4

w. PIP
the medbi2ER.
"If the coatftla put it on."
The Meddler opines that the town of
Brattleboro would have a pretty law
suit 011 its hands should some venture
some wayfarer meot with an accident
on the toll bridge. In its present shaky
condition there is a very ffood ulinuoe
for something of this sort to happen
and the question would arise imme
diately as to whether the signs which
adorn the barrels at each end of the
structure could be called suflieient
warning. If the bridge is really such
a frail piece of furniture as the experts
make.it out the safest plan would seem
to be the establishment of a substan
tial board fence across each end.
Speaking of the bridge reminds the
Meddler of a story told him this week
in connection with the advertising
which is being done by the forthcom
ing attraction "Out of the Fold." An
orthodox-looking woman happening in
at the postollice the other day was at
tracted by the large poster which
adorns the Auditorium entrance. The
picture represents a woman thinly clad
standing outside the window of abril
liantly lighted house during a blinding
snowstorm. In the background can be
seen a church and in one corner a
lamb standing alone in the storm. The
orthodox-looking woman gazed at the
picture a few minutes and then in
quired at the postollice "when the
meetings were going to begin?"
The usual display of Easter creations
(which being interpreted means hats)
were out, last Sunday, and many were
the walking flower gardens and aviaries
which could be seen on Main street
during the day. It seems to have be
come a custom hereabouts as well as
in most places, the Meddler supposes,
for young women of fashion to hunt up
something as startling as possible and
spring it as an Easter bonnet. No
wonder milliners nave to go to farts
for something new. For t he benefit of
those who are inclined at times to com
ment on the fearful and wonderful con
struction of these lids it may be well
to state that two boys' were shot in
Chicago Sunday for doing the very
same thing.
Did you ever come in contact with
the Man Who Waits Until Saturday
Night Before He Gets His Hair Cult
The Meddler ran up against one of
these creatures recently. He generally
is found in about the center of the long
line of tonsorial subjects which can be
seen in any successful barber shop of
a Saturday evening. He always is in
a hurry for his turn to come and scowls
malignantly at any person who. has
tonic on his hair in addition to a shave,
but when he himself once pets seated
he gets a haircut, shave and often a
shampoo and then wants the barber to
spend several minutes brushing his
clothes. No tips ever fall from his fin
gers; on the contrary he is more likely
to remain in the chair unt il ho gets his
collar on and cravat adjusted. Com
mend me to the Map Who Waits Until
Saturday Night Uefore He Gets His
Hair Cut, especially if I am in a hurry.
41 ' t
W It 1
With the hepaticas, crocuses and ar
butus which gladden the hearts of nature-lovers
every spring comes the an
nual appearance of another sort of plant
which is hardly as "welcome though
none the less a creation of nature. It
is perennial and blooms in large quan
tities on and near the railroad tracks,
making its appearance with the first
green grass and staying until the late
frosts of autumn. It is a species of the
family of parasites, has a pungent odor
similar to that of a boiled dinner and
is known hereabouts as the hobo.
Large quantities of these blossoms are
oftimes gathered by our town police
and used to add beauty and fragrance
to the gloominess of our local bastile.
Benevolent housewives tind these
' spring beauties spreading their per
fume on their very doorsteps and many
of the more tender hearted matrons of
ten cultivate them the whole season.
How beautiful and noble is the thought
of Natuie and how true are the words
of the poet :
"Floral Disciples, that in dewy splendor
Weep without woe and blush without a crime;
Oh. may I deeply learn and ne'er surrender
Thy lore sublime."
The Meddler.
Held in the Retreat Gymnasium Saturday
Evening Under the Auspices of the Y. M.
C. A. Two Basketball Games and Exhibi
tions in Aorobatie Work Baton Drill by
Young Women.
There was a good attendance at the
athletic carnival given' in tho Kelreat
gymnasiumSaturday evening under the
auspices of tho . M. (J. A. The first
eveut on the program was a basketball
game between tho foi wards and the
guards of the first aud second associa
tion teams which resultod in a victory
of 25-10 in favor of the guards. The
contest was extremely exciting and al
though tho forwards would naturally
bo expected to make the most goals
they were so well guarded by their op
ponents that such was not the ease.
Those who played on the guards' team
were Briggs, L, Stafford, D. Stafford,
Monroe and honguille. The forwards'
team was made up of L. Cundiff, E.
Cundiff, Ferritor, Woodward and Ellis.
Between tho halves a baton drill was
given by the following young women:
Mary Cundiff, Mabel Hunt, Zetta
Weld, Helen Rhode, Ella Newcomb
and Margaret Averill. At the close of
the game an exhibition in tumbling
was given by Horton, Bixby, Wood
ard, Chandler and H. Chandler.
A basket ball game was also played
between the first and second teams j
with the men in their regular posi
tions. The score at the end of the
period of play was lf 1.". Luck
seemed to favor the second team for it
was extremely successful in caging the
ball while the first team men were un
able to shoot at all accurately. The
first team was made up of the follow
ing players: E. Cundiir and L. Cun
dilf, forwards; Ferritor, center; Mon
roe and L. Stafford, guards. The sec
ond team's line-up was: Ellis and
Briggs. forwards: Woodward, center;
D. Stafford and Longuille, guards
After this game an exhibition in acro
batic work was given bv Bixbv, Chan
dler, Hobart ami Woodward, aud
Frauk Crosier gave a baton swinging
exercise. The officials of the meet
were: Heferee, ilson : umpire, March
timekeeper, Houghton; scorer. Hem
in way.
Vermont Wheel Club's Annual Meeting.
The annual meeting of the Vermont
Wheel club was held Tuesday evening
in the club rooms with an unusually
large attendance. The meeting opened
with reading of the minutes after
which one new member was voted into
the organization. The rexrts of tho
board- of governors, committees and
officers showt;d the club to be in good
standing financially after an exceed
ingly prosperous year. It was voted to
strike out section il of the by-laws
thereby abolishing tho offices of cap
tain and lieutenants. These officers
were needed when the organi.at ion
was principally made up of wheelmen
and club runs were held regularly,
but in late years the club has grown
into a social organization and these
officers have become superfluous.
The annual election of officers re
sulted as follows: President, Dr.
(ieorge F. Barber; vice president,
George S. Foster; treasurer, Charles
H. Richardson: secretary, Adin F.
Pettee ; governors, M. J. Moran, James
F. Hooker and h. h. Perry. At the
close of tho election a lunch was served
by Hall and the remainder of theeven
ening spent in sociability. The an
nual sale of literature and periodicals
also took place, C. R. Crosby acting
as auctioneer.
Report 0 Treasurer Shows the Organiza
tion to Be about $840 in Debt System
Adopted to Prevent Useless Expenditure
Nearly All the Old Officers Re-Elected
Entertainment for tho Benefit of the Club
to Bo Given-
The Wantastiquet Golf club held its
regular annual meeting and n special
aften meeting in the Brooks House
parlors Wednesday evening, nearly 50
members being present. The present
situation of the club was thoroughly
discussed and a-plan of management
for the coming season adopted. The
report of the treasurer which followed
tho reading of tho minutes showed that
the club at the present time is about
$810 in debt. The expenditures which
have necessitated these loans have
come partially from the construction
of greens and repairs to the grounds,
and partially because the committee
which was appointed to build the ad
dition to tho club house over-ran tho
amount raised on subscription by about'
&100. The amount owed the treasurer
is on account of expenses which were
contracted during tho year by individ
ual members without tho knowledge of
the treasurer. The secretary and treas
urer's report was accepted and the fol
lowing officers elected: President,
Charles A. Miles: vico president. Miss
Emily Tomes: secretary and treasurer,
Charles A. Hoyden: board of govern
ors, Charles A. Miles, Miss Emily
Tomes, C. A. Hoyden, James Hooker
and Mrs. C. S. Pratt.
After tho election of officers C. il.
Thompson sX)ke at length in regard to
tho slipshod manner in which the club
was carried on last season and recom
mended that in order to prevent any
further trouble each committee be ap
propriated a certain sum at the begin
ning of the season and made to stay
within its limit Heretofore bills have
been contracted by different members
without the knowledge of the treasurer
and as long as this is done the finan
cial situation will be uncertain. On
motion of C. F. Bingh.un a committee
of three consisting of C. JI. Thomp
son. C. A. Boydeu and C. M. Millt.r,
was appointed to make out a list of ap
propriations in accordance with the
club's income. Tho meeting was then
adjourned and a stieeial meeting
Miss Lizzie Squiers is among those
Out of the Fold.
That the public never tires of an old
story when skilfully reconstructed and
well told, has many times been demon
strated both in book and stage litera
ture. Often a new treatment of an old
theme will serve to attract attention to
that subject more widely even than
me original presentation, and it is
, this well recognized fact that impelled
Langdon McCormick to write a play
upon the familiar Moody and Sankey
hymn, "Ninety and Nine."
The -old story of "the ninety and
nine safely lodged within the shelter
of tho fold" whilo one was "out on
the hills astray," is treated different
ly in "Out of the Fold" it is said,
than it has been in any other play, in
asmuch as tho heroine finally marries
a good man who knows her history.
Her early life out of the "fold" was
spent in a city from which she comes
to a village, a beautiful but unknown
woman, bhe secures a position as a
school mistress. Before her engage
ment to a young school master is an
nounced the story of her history in the
city is made known to him. While her
marriage to him violates all stage ver
sions of the so-called inexorable "so
cial law" the story is worked out in
a manner to arouse the sympathy of an
audience. This theme for a play has
never before been brought to the "same
conclusion. It will bo produced by
Jepson and McCormick in the Audito
rium on next Fiiday.
Baptist Church Annual Meeting.
There was an unusually large attend
ance at the annual meeting of tho Bap
tist cnurcn which was held Wednes
day evening in the chapel. Tho re
ports of the officers and committees oc
cupied the first of the session and they
were very encouraging. At pres
ent the church after paying all debts
has a small balance in the treasury,
the deficit of between iStOO and $4(K
which existed a few weeks ago having
been entirely covered by voluntary
subscription. There has " been, a net
increase in membership during tho
year of 85, and 1(15 new members have
joined during that time. Reports from
the Woman's Missionary and Aid soci
ety, the Bible school and tho Chris
tian Endeavor society were also given
and showed these societies in a corre
spondingly prosperous condition.
These officers were elected : Deacons
to serve three years, George S. Phil
lips and S. W. Edgett: deacon to serve
during tho late General Estey's unex
pired term. Dr. it. 1). Jlolton: trus
tee for three years, S. W. Edgett:
trustee to fill out General Estey's term.
J. Gray Estey: clerk, F. S. Knight;
collector. A. E. Thurber: treasurer.
H. B. Chamberlain: auditor. J. E.
Hall: women members of the pruden
tial committee, Mrs. W. E. Banks and
Miss M. E. Horton. A committee
consisting of II. P. Wellman. S.
Wilcox and L. J. Retting was appoint
ed to assist tho trustees in their work,
and 11. P. Wellman was appointed
trustee of a special fund which was
formerly in charge of General Estey.
called as soon as tho committee was
ready to report. j
The committee's report was as fol- j
lows: Estimated income, ST it); fori
green keeper. $275; for care of grounds, I
$liRl: for equipment, s?!H): for prizes,
e'.'ii; tor entertainment, tfl.i: leaving a
balance of KM0 to be applied on the
debt. This report was adopted, and
attention was also called to article 7 of
the by-laws which gives the greens
committee full charge of the manage
ment and improvement of the course.
This article was made valid by rescind
ing the-motion passed at a special
meeting last September to tho effect
that no bills should bo contracted with
out tho approval of the treasurer.
Although the condition of the club
may seem anything but prospeious on
the face of things it is in fact no more
in debt than any young club with as
many advantages. By the system of
appropriations adopted the debt will
ho paid in a comparatively short time
and there will still be "left enough
money tokeep the course in thorough
ly good condition. There is also a
movement on foot towards producing
an entertainment the pioceeds of which
will apply on the debt,- and if this is
done a large share of it will no doubt
bo liquidated.
A resolution was handed in at the
close of the meeting and will be in
serted in tho call for the next regular
meeting, amending the constitution so
that all officers shall be elected by ballot:
who are ill with the measles
Listers met at Hotel Melrose yester
day to collect the inventories.
About 05 couples attended tho dance
at Melroso Wednesday evening.
Dauiel Harris is moving into the
Sabriua Miller place which he bought
I.. .... I!.. II
last laii.
Mrs. Bert Miller and daughter re
turned Saturday from their visit in
Meridon, Conn.
Fred McClure returned to his work
in New York city yesterday after sev
eral days in town.
Miss Edith Stowe, who teaches a
school in Leeds, Mass., has been spend
ing her vacation in town,
Candidates for tho Hrattlelioro Acad
emy base ball team have been practic
ing this week in preparation for the
coiping season.
Mr. and Mrs. L. S. Smith, who have
been employed on the Oscar Covey
farm, returned to their homo in Ver
non this week.
George Mather has returned to his
studies in tho Massachusetts Institute
of Technology, after spending a part
of his vacation in town.
The Christian Endeavor society of
the Baptist church will hold an art
social in the chapel Wednesday even
ing. Kefreshmonts will be served.
Tho regular meeting of Western En
gine company, No. 1, will be held in
the engine house Saturday evening,
April 5. A good attendance is desired.
Robert Clark is homo from Dart
mouth college for a few days. James
Clark returned to his studies at the
Hartford Theological seminary yester
day. The primary department of tho acad
emy, in charge of Miss Sadie Winches
ter, began Monilay with seven pupils,
the attendance the second day increas
ing to 17.
Easter services at the Baptist church
were Well attended Sundav. Hie dec
orations were appropriate, the music
unusually "good and the sermons in
keeping with the spirit of the occasion.
Wednesday was a decidedly wintry
day on the hills and several inches of
snow was recorded in several of the
towns. In Marlboro the weather was
so severe the stage driver had a hard
time getting through.
Mrs. Alma Akley, widow of Thomas
Akley, who lives with her son, Charles
j 1. Akley. suffered a shock Tuesday
-and is in a very critical condition,
j Owing to her 'advanced age, 8.'! years,
i her recovery is doubtful. ,
Tho French academy not kMg ago
placed a tablet upon George hands
house ntGai'glisse, which has resulted
in a renewed public interest in the
great French writer, and the recital of
stories, old and new, about, her. Ono
of these explains how she came to
adopt the profession of literature. In
18.'U Mine. Dudevaut was living alone
with Iter daughter in Paris, where, she
earned her livelihood by painting mov
ers and birds in water colors on a tiny
surface of two square inches. Ono day
she showed to Balzac five MS. of a
novelette, and was aoviseu wiiu
to her painting. Undiscouraged, she
took-the MS. to Delatouche. editor to
"Figaro," who at once gave her nn
engagement, so that her earliest work
was done on that journal. She wrote
her first romance in collaboration with
Jules Sands and the book was pub
lished as written by "Jules Sand.'
Her noxt work, "Indiana, " was en
tirely her own, and to it she signed
the name George Sand, which she
never discarded.
- It is probable that Mrs. E. H.
Chase will erect a new house this sum
mer on the lot where the old Park
house now stands.
Miss McMinnimen returned yester
day from Boston and New York with
some beautiful imported laje robes and
cloth for suits and skirts and dress
trimmings, and silks. 9 Flat street,
- The millinery openings begin today
when Mr. W. F. Neal has her first
display. Her opening lasts through to
morrow. The openings of Mrs. S. S.
Hunt, Mrs. G. H. Smith and Donncll
it Davis are tomorrow and Monday.
The annual roll cull of the Univer
salis! church was held Wednesday
eveuing, about 75 members being pres
ent. Letters were read from out-of-town
members and former pastors in
cluding Key. Jl. U. .Maxwell and Key.
J. E. Whitney. At the close of the
Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Davenport re
turned Friday from their trip of three
weeks in the south. They spent a part
of the time at Southern Pines, N. C. ,
visiting Mrs. Davenport's sister, Miss
Helen Barnard, and afterwards attend
ing the Charleston exposition.
The children and teachers of the
Congregational Sunday school were
given an Easter sugar party last Fri
day afternoon at the parsonage. Games
were played, songs were sung and an
Easter story read by Miss Fanny Stell
man. Sugar on snow and all the ac
companying "fixins" made a good con
clusion. Miss Mabel Bigelow of Keene, N.
H., a recent guest of Mrs. Gerry F.
Covey, has returned to her home.
Miss Ellen Saderman has gone to Ver
non, where she is to enter the family j
of J. F. Wright. Mrs. Thomas Briggs,
who has been ill a longtime, is slight
ly improved. S. H. Coleman, a foi
rner resident here, has gone to Spring
field, Mass., where he has a position
on the electric railroad between that
place and Holyoke.
Easter was a day ot unusual interest
i at the First Congregational church,
j The fine weather brought out a large
i congregation, many being glad of a
bright Sunday after so many stormy
j ones. The chorus of 18 voices rendered
j tho hymns and anthems in excellent
manner. The decorations were green
anil white in great abundance and ar
ranged with true artistic taste. The
choral service at 5 o'clock, with reci
tations and readings interspersed, was
a charming service and delightfully
worshipful. Miss Helen Mary Weath
erhead, violinist, contributed much to
the evening service. A portion of the
special music will bo repeated next
Sunday morning.
Charles Miner has a large string of
horses at his farm on the Bunnyvale
road ami among the which he has
kept during the winter are several
speedy steppers. A promising two-
i year-old stallion .Netios hv Allerton
In Switzerland a machine has boon
invented which is able to thread need
les at tho rate of thirty thousand an
I,..,,,- The machine is automatic, and
works by steam. Operators grasp tho
needles one by one, and in the twink
ling of nn eye they are threaded and
the thread is cut off at tho desired
The Oregon Agricultural Experiment
station is making vinegar from prunes.
If it proves satisfactory to consumers,
its manufacture will be of great value
to western prune growers as an outlet
for tho very small prunes and those
which partly ferment in drying.
Prunes, being very sweets will produce
a large quantity either of alcohol or
of vinegar. The vinegar produced from
prune juice in Oregon is said to bo so
strong as to require its dilution ry
one-half to bring it down to the com
mercial stnndard.
Essences are coming bacK into favor
as disinfectants. Tho bactericide prop
erties of a large number of them have
been established and their power has
been found much greater than had
hitherto been supposed. Among the
most active of these essences are card
amon, Chinese cinnamon, lavender,
origanum, wallflowers, geraniums,
French wormwood and extract of tube- j
rose. In less than an hour, by the j
simple use of their vapors, microbes
are killed, such as those of pus, of -
cholera and the intestines. The ac
tivity of these' microbes is visibly di
minished after being subjected to
theso vapors for six minutes.
- Dr. Tore, a medical man of much re
pute in Vienna, advocates as an effec
tive remedy for rheumatism the satu
rating of the patient's body with the
venom of bees. For the purpose he ex
tracts the venom, treasuring it up in
quantity, aud applying it artificially
in the way of punctures. He founds
this treatment on his discovery that
rheumatic patients do not suffer from
a bee's sting to anything like the same
degree as other people. When the pa
tient' suffers himself to be stung re
peatedly, his immunity against the!
poison of the bee becomes complete,
and he feels no pain, whatesoever. j
What is more, he gets cured of his j
rheumatism. , I
Surgeons have recently performed an j
unusual operation on a little boy in I
New York who had a deformed nose ;
the first eight years of his life which j
caused him great suffering in his at- '
tempts to breathe. Ono nostril was en- j
tirely closed and the other so dwarfed j
and distorted that as he grew older he i
strangled and had convulsions through
his inability to get air. Physicians
finally decided to attempt the boring
of a new nostril and the building up
of a new nose. They cut open tho left
nostril and chiseled through a mass of
bone to the base of the nose at the left
eye and then established an opening
through the natural nasal channel
down to the throat. Then they folded
back the skin over tiny wooden splin
ters and fashioned the nose on this
frame-work in the shape it would be
if normal. The boy can now breathe
through both nostrils freely and the
physicians are watching the case with
great interest.
The Medical Times speaks of wood
alcohol as a fatal and insidious poison
whose virulence has been almost un
suspected until recently. It is now so
purified and deodorized as to beeasilv
mistaken for grain alcohol and is used
for many purposes for which ordinary
alcohol is employed as its cost is less
than half that of the latter. It is there
fore not surprising 'that it is often j
swallowed as a beverage. Tho quantity i
required for the production of toxic ef-!
feels vanes from half an ounce to one
while using it at work will sometimes! ln "rent Harrington, March 20, a son to I r
..... r - ... n,ir..ri! n n.l l... YL-I..I.. .'I I- 1 I
taKe e lect. In cases of such poisoning ,, ,Mr7 and'j.Ys. vvmiam and Mr '
not fatal, tho symptoms are acute gas- ; .lanette rhapin of Hernardst.m.
trie pains, vomiting, headache, delir-' .
mm, unconsciousness and an affection
of tho eyes resulting in permanent
blindness. In fatal cases the symp
toms are more pronounced, and blind
ness followed by unconsciousness are
commonly noted. The alcohol causes
inflammation of the optic nerve which
medical treatment neither prevent. r
cures. The important conclusion ;
that the country is flooded with a sub
tle poison even more dangerous to vis
ion than to life itself, since, whenever
a toxic amount of wood alcohol has
been taken (and this amount, as al
ready stated, may be very small), we
must expect a blindness more or less
complete. The only means of meetin
A Specia
A Perfect Copy of Champlain's Voyages for
X $175-
An important sale of rare books took
place recently in New York. The col
lection of Americana was one of the
finest offered by auction in New York
in several years, and there were many
rare first "editions of American and
English authors. The highest price
realized was 8:105, for the rare first
I edition of Horace, printed in Europe
j about 1470 in a folio with Gothic let
i ters with rubricated capitals and sig
natures. Several first editions of Haw
j thorno brought prices varying from 825
I to 8170.
An excessively rare copy of "Les
: Vovages du Sieur do Champlain, "
j Paris. 1U1U, brought 8100. It is Cham-
plain's second book, and includes his
i account of four voyages to Canada. , A
' fine, perfect copy of Champlain's vby- i
; ages entitled "Les Voyages del aj
Nouevlle France Occidentale, dictej
Canada faits parte Sr de Champlain,"
etc., Paris. I(i'l2. was purchased by
Mr. Depew for $175. This book con
tained a genuine original impression
of the great map drawn by Champaln
in 1032. A rare French work by
Triomas Hariot, an account of the dis
covery of Virginia aud the Indians of
the Atlantic seaboard, forming No. 1
of De Biy's collection of voyages in
French, Frankfort, 1590, went for 8G5.
Another rare volume relating to the
early history of Virginia, Hakluyt's
"Virginia," London, 1009, brought
90. This is ono of about a dozen of
the earliest books in the English lan
guage relating to the United States.
Shot in His Left Leg.
For all kind" of sore', burns, brui-ea or
other wounili DeAVitt's Wltcn Hazel 8alve is
a Mire cure. 8kin disea-es yield to it at once.
Never fails in oaes of piles. Cooling and
healing None genuine but DeH'itt's. Be
ware of counterfeits. "I suffered for many
years from a sore caused liy a gunsho' wound
In my left leu.-' says A S. Fuller, English,
Ind. "It would not beal and gave me much
trouble. I used ill kinds of remedies to no
Durpose until I tried DeWltt's Witch Hazel
Salve. A few boxes completely cured me."
Greene's Drug Store.
Gallon Cans, Apples, -
Essia Tomatoes, 3-lb. can,
Best Grade Canned Corn, doz.,
Extra York State Peas, doz., f
Choice York State Corn, doz., ,
Pitted Red Cherries, can, f
Several good Trades in California h.
"Just received!
Car Fancy York State
English Lawn Dressing
For your Lawn.
25 pound bag, 75 cents.
At Gilman's Stables,
No. 80, Elliot Street, Brattleboro, VI.
Will arrive on Saturday, March 29, 1902,
In Hrattlelioro, April 2, liv Roy. H. R. Miles,
Lucius J. Weatherheail, of ; Brattleboro, and
Mettic Ryder, of Halifax.
ln Westminster West, .March 20, by Rcy. Hen
ry A. Goodhue at the resilience of" the bride's
parents, George L. Hall of J'utney and Miss M.
Era Smallev.
ln Iiratttebc.ro, Mar. .10, by Rev. H. R. Milles
Albert A. Lara bee of West Halifax, and lt-ul B.
Jones of South Wdarsboro.
Balance of load
Weighing from 1000 to 1500 pounds.
SST'Come and see them.
Brattleboro, Mar. 24, 1902.
In Putney, March 27, a daughter to Mr. and
Mrs. Percy Warwick.
In ItrurtVlmro, March 24, a son, Sumner Nor-cros-a.
to llarrv R. and Marv Norcrosa Horton.
Ill U'J.iiinMr Xlf.,.1. 1 1
i , . i , . "i.-uiiiiisin, .'1,11111 -1 , ii sun iw.tii.ituu
In Northampton hospital, Mar. 18, Marshall
Slate of HernaicLston. Su.
In Northiield, Mass., Mar. 24, Calvin Priest
.noouv, so years, 'j mourns
Maple Sugar
and we are havin? some of
..in Northhehi, Ma... Mar. U. Ellen Severance, j best that Vermont produces.
in i-tiiiiiH-ooro, ;uar. 'tt, unev r. t eitier. 14. TTr i 1 . . i
In Holyoke. Mass., Mar. 24, Mrs. Mary V. Mav ! We. Will be pleased to SHOW it
-) M)1 l.'ill lw
At a nieetinir of KeilL'wu-k post, G. j will he camn.tiL'ned in the fall. Mr i '"'"''"IK tho jioison with
A. K., held Weilrip.-iilay liVDninj? it was j Minor's other stallion. Kalph W., by j nnd ,lonis-
voted to establish here nn associate : Kalpb Wilktw 2AWi will not go on th'e .
membership to the organization simi- : track this season but w ill bo kept at j Windham County Politics.
the f arm for stud purposes. Anion"; The Biattleboro correspondent of the
the brood mares which are on the farm j Sprint'lield Republican fives the fol
are: Whisper. 2.11. the well-known i lowing resume of Windham county pol
speed maker which did such good work I itics:
on the circuit a few years ago and has
worked out a mile in a trifle over 2.08:
Tempest Stout and Lady Horton both
with five colts in the' 2.211 list : and
Sidane by Sydney whoso ono colt has
a mark of 2. liU."
placed in the hands of ! M!ljh " c,B,mi,jv ' 1.V informing people j
widely of the danger
and by carefullv
the ''skull
Advertised Letters.
Men W. Sumner Coleman. Charles
B. Frost, J. L. A. Norris, A. L. Si
monds, Archie D. Smith, Wm. P
Fowler (Guilford. )
Women Mrs. Louise Chatham, Miss
Alma Cleveland, iMrs. jmIis, Mrs.
Charles Manning Freeman.
Advertised April 4.
At the Advent Set Christian
prayer meeting at 10. 1.1 n. in.
school 12 m. Loyal Workers t!
M. E. church, R. F. Lowe,
Sundav, April (!. Morning
p. in.
worsh i p
The Knights of King Arthur, a
juvenile organization of the Univer
salist church, were given a reception
and banquet in the church parlors
Tuesday evening, g . . -,
T The Congregational Christian En-1
deavor society will hold a musical en
tertainment Thursday evening in the
chapel for the benefit of the musicians
who have taken part in the meetings
during the winter. The program will
include selections by A. S. Thompson,
Miss Kate O'Connor, cornet solos by
Carl Leitsinger and readings by Miss
Florence Clark. The accompanists will
be Mrs. J. L. Knowlton and Miss Lula
10:.'10. Sunday school 11:45. Epworth
League 0. Evening service 7.
Centre Congregational church. Rev.
H. R. Miles, pastor. Morning service
at 10:;10, preaching by the pastor. Sun
day school at 11:15. Christian En
deavor meeting at 7 p. m.
Christian Science services in Market
block Sunday at 11 a. m. Subject,
"Are Sin, Disease and Death Real?"
Sunday school at 11 a. ni. Testimonial
meeting Wednesday at 7:30 p. m. Read
ing room open Tuesday, Thursday and
Saturday from :t to 5 p. m. All are
Unitarian church. Rev. E. Q. S. Os
good, pastor. ' Service next Sundav at
the usual hour. Subject-of sermon:
"Called as an Apostle." The Com
munion service will take the place of
the Sunday school exercises. The
Channing Guild will meet at 7 o'clock.
All are welcome.
Universalist church, Reignold K. I
Marvin, pastor. Morning worship at
10..SU o'clocK. hubject of the sermon,
"Church Loyalty." Mrs. Pratt and
Mr. Brasor will sing. Sundav school
jot x..-! a in.. . iiu jyruiifc mru 3 ijiuik
n class conducted by the pastor. Senior
Union at 7 p. m. All are welcome.
First Baptist church, F. E. Marble,
minister. Morning worship 10.30 a. m.
Theme, "Church Sociability. " Bible
school at noon. At the evening serv
ice the minister will begin a series of
three sermons for the benefit of vouns
Christiana Topic for Sunday even
ing, "The Bible a Factor in Christian
Living." All seats free at all services.
lar to those which are being estab
lishod all over tho country. Associate
members share all the sociabilities of
the army but do not take part in tho
- The next regular monthly meeting
of the Audubon society will be held at
the Brooks House Monday evening, at
7:30. Mrs. Wright, president of the
Audubon society in Greenfield, will
read a paper giving her personal expe
rienee'with a shrike. The junior mem
bers will hold their next meeting
Wednesday afternoon at Canal street
j The annual meeting of Connect i-
-cuf Valley council was held in Mason
ic hall last evening and the following
! officers elected: T. I. M., Warren D.
Waite; I). M. D. A. Young: P. C. W.,
A. W. Crouch; treasurer, P. F. Con
nors: recorder, W. B. Vinton; C. of
G.t F. R. Vaughnn: conductor. James
13. Kandoll: marshall. W. II. Vinton;
steward, J. Henry Pratt: chaplain. M.
D. Whitman-; sentinel, C. L. Piper.
Newspapers received in town this
week tell of the arrest of .the book
keeper of tho Indianapolis firm, War-
man, Black ..fc Chamberlain, horse
dealers, for tho appropriating of 4200
of the firm's money. The papers also
state tho investigations after the nr
rest lead to the suspicion that nearly
870,0' (0 of the firm's funds have been
taken. J. H. Chamberlain, formerly
proprietor of a livery stable in this
town, is one of the firm.
j ' in Rutland. Mar. 22. Mrs. Florence A. Bur- i to Y0VL an give yOU prices
i impiine, ne ol imam A. Hendrick. 59. oV J.. v . ,,v
I ln West Kmnmerston. Mar. in, Mrs. Nancy E , PaClCl ready fr Shipment, With
Itushee, widow of Samuel c. Hueliee, 70. ! -. -,. i
! ln riaremont, N. H-, Mar. 20, Schuyler John- i 0Ut extra Charge.
In White Plains. X. Y., Mar. 20. Sylvester
, Cushman. a native ol Wilmington, TS. '
i In l-'eichville. M:ir. l'.l. lt.-mi.-l V s-,-.-r ti
In 1-Vli-hville. Mav. 17, Alonzo s. (iilli'ert! SO. j ELLIOT STREET.
in Kawmnvme. Mar. Ti. I. O. Kinnshury, 68. I
to iini-iiaii-, .jiru i.uKc a. 1'arks, 77.
In (iililfonl. Mch. M. lila II. Cam-dv. :!s.
In Hrattlelioro. Mi ll. .11. Aliliott S. tf.lwarcl 40
Ill West Wariklioro, .Mi ll. 2S, Kih-y K. Ilalitwiu.
In Grafton, Mch. .'So. Amlrew Smith. I
In tlrafton. April 2. W. H. Gallup.
In Grafton, April 1, Kliza Mean, wife of Allen !
J. Davis. !
Man is equally ignorant of his fel
lows. Evfry life is sacred. The soul
dwells in its holy place, into which
God alone can enter. Men hide their
lives. They do not like to wear the
heart upon the sleeve. Therefore, the
tragedies upon our streets, of which
we are ignorant. Therefore, heroisms
which are quite unsuspected. What
fidelities among the poor! What bat
tles are fought and what victories
gained by one who stands close beside
us, whose heart history is unread! If
we knew our fellows as God knows
them, what harshness would turn' to
gentleness and love! What enmities
would become friendship Rev. New
ell Dwight Hillis. :
"Ben" Butler's Love for Flowers.
Every one who was ever at. all inti
mate with "Ben" Butler will remem
ber his great love of flowers, but there
are very few people today who could
tell what led to this stroug attach
ment. An interesting light was thrown
on the subject by Judge Barker of the
supreme court at the recent banquet
of the Middlesex Bar Association.
Tho judge was attending a reception
at which Mr. Butler, then governor,
was present, and the governor, as was
his wont, displayed a handsome bou
tonniere in his buttonhole. The care
which he took to preserve it at last
caused a smile from the judge, notic
ing which the governor went on to say :
"Many years ago, when I was" a
struggling young lawyer, with an office
in Boston and living in the suburbs, I
was forced to be up early many morn
ings nnd to come into town on an early
train. But never in all those years d id
my wife fail to be up before me, to
see for herself that a comfortable break
fast was prepared for me, nnd with her
own barfils to pluck a boutonniere for
my buttonhole. I grew to love those
flowers, anil since she has passed awav,
nn matter in what part of the world I
am, if I can obtain Mowers for love or
money 1 make it a point to do so, nnd
wear them in memory of her. "Bos
ton Herald.
The government pf the United States
has shown a most beautiful example of
good faith in dealing with a weak gov
ernment, which it undertook to rescue
from its oppressors. The people of the
United States have remembered their
own declaration of independence and
have fulfilled a dutv to mankind
Statement by President-elect Palma of
I "There has been little stir thus far
j in county politics. Indications point.
I however, to several contests before tho
, convention meets in July. It is gen-
orally understood that Z. II. Albee of
j Bellows Falls, will be a candidate for
senator from tho northern part of the
county. He was a candidate two years:
ago for the nomination, but owing to
defeat in his own town by John L.
Divoll. his name was not presented to
the convention. Mr. Divoll secured the
Rockingham delegation and went into '
the convention with a good following,
but was defeated bv A. E. Cndworth
of Londonderry, who secured a renoin
ination. It is said that Mr. Divoll in
tends to try again this year, and if he
does there will be an interesting con
test for Rockingham delegates between
Mr. Divoll and Mr. Albee.
"It may be possible that tho contin
ued illness of La van t M. Read, the
present judge of probate for the West
minster district, will prevent, his be
ing a candidate for re-elect ion In thnt
event Mr. Allbee, who has for a num
ber of years been the register of pro
bate. 'may boa candidate to succeed
Judgo Read, which would take him out
of the senatorial contest. It is con
ceded that Anthony F. Schwenck. of
this place, will receive the nomination
for state attorney. C. D. Spencer of
Wilmington is mentioned as a possible
candidate for the senatorship from
this end of the county. Mr. Sjiencer
was defeated two years ago bv E 11
Miller of Dumni
of Col. (ieorge W. Hooker would be
gian 10 nave lnm consent- to become a
candidate. Col. Hooker has not given
his friends any encouragement, but it
is thought if he will say the word that
he can have the nomination and the
lection. It is probable that all the
other county ollicials will receive re
nomination without contests."
Our facilities for pcrfnruiinir the ilu
ties or funeral directors are unexcelled,
lioth in experience and in the number of
caskets, robes, etc., carried in stock.
Telephone Calls: Mays, 54.4,
SilKht, xj-4 and 1 -i4.
week contains facts retarding
the Financial Situation; Amer
ican Cotton Oil, Smelters, South
ern Railway Preferred and Amal
gamated. We should he pleased
to mail you a copv.
To make this Spring's Business exceed that of other
years, we realize that we must offer
Exceptional Bargains !
As we are now doing.
The best thing that can happen to
any truth, to make it stand forth, is to
..u iui-iiuni-n ami auarKeil, and have
11 up ror lair discussion. The Ad-
is but a sample of the values we are giving in all
We sell Percival Indestructible Couches
as cheaply as you caa buy the inferior kinds.
An inspection will prove their superiority,

xml | txt