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fll the News in the Reformer's FJailivvicH as Gath cred bjj a Score of Special Correspondents. (Other County and Vicinity News on 8th Pap;e. ) , NORTHFIELD. Irs. J. T. Uummings is ui wim grip 1 tmiliirill. mi " The irrange held their sugar supper na . . Miss Abbie Snell spoke nt the bpim- inh cast Jlinrtoo woman. The Ked Men have changed their i . t n,.tin(T tr th first, nnrl t.hirri Lursiliiys of each month, instead of ureilays, as formerly. wora i n uit.pd tn "RttrnnrHston i rHu ii " ,J " " - - - - - ,,turiiay evening to help institute a iinge in tnnt town, ud nuuuuui, oi severe storm tney were uuauio iu ml. i;, v. Mr. Koss, missionary in Ain- poki' in JNorth churcn Sunday irning. rxev, unaries unapmun, mis- inarv in negieuiea cuniuieui, bjuc th. m'pninsr. About "20 of the members of the ladies' with their families surprised tne n cit veterans mnruicpuug auc v evening. The ladies furnished a s supper and all had a most pleas- i time. The W. It. C. will hold their sugar per Wednesday evening, March 11. , supper will be followed by a play lilled "The Wonderful Cure. " Uast hnrncters: Mrs. Gaby, Mrs. Eunice ltson: Kllen, grand niece, Mrs. Mat Proctor; Gertrude Hoaxley, Miss vinn Powers; Jessie, maid servant, ss Rose Stearns. The temperance lecture, under the ,.f rbo flnnH Tninlnr Ht. thA wn hall Saturday evening, was well . . 4 1 J XT . I 1 i nut'd. itev. Airreu juun oi oumun the principal speaker. Mrs. Piper 1 Mrs. C. H. Webster played two i-ts. There were short addresses by v G. F. Piper, Rev. N. Fay Smith, n Moodv and E. F. Howard. At the meeting last week for com- tinj; the organization or ine civic ,.r,r,ariTnrirn rlrnfrorl hv r.hp iiiimittee was adopted.. These officers re elected by Dalloo: f resident, w. i i J ! VT 11 .uoocly ; vice presidents, . r. d and O. L. Leach ; secretary, A. D...w.t. tponaiu-AI Tl P FiplH ! eutive committee, C. H. Green, A. .Moodv, uorneiius j iveeie, u. n. .l it" 1? HniviiH K.pv. (i mpbell Morgan delivered an ablead- ss on Gojd Uitizensnip. ' klrs. Emeline Melissa Cook died re- litly at the home of her daughter, a fcch'er in one of the schools of Spring- I , . . . ; V . I, id. AITS. .OUK WHS UUIU IU (,u- ld, Mass., on May 16, 1808, and was imately acquainted wun me pnrcms I grandparents of the late Dwight Moody. In 1832 she married Asahel lr rt WnfM-inb- hv urhnTrl she had KUl suua nuL4 vy, - " "I lorn lived to reach the age of 50 years l i ' i . . i : 1 1 ., over, ano eignt oi wuum auu ui re. All the sods were six-footers, Li she used laughingly to say that had 48 feet of boys. Greenfield ptte. llary Hart is home visiting. Mrs. ompson is navmg an artesian wen lied on heY place. Emma Hilliard returned to Her worn in oomer- 1 AT3 VfaA Unrffnn ia Via. lit? her sister and other relatives in knerville. Miss Elvia Morgan, for- ly of the Farms, but living witn s'ister in Montague this winter, is ping house for Mrs. Morgan, wnne is awav on her visit. Mrs. James enwood of West Northfield has been sing her mother, Mrs. Nye, of the ms. Mrs. Nye has been called to i care for her uncle, Ansel Field, is quite sick with pneumonia. ,'riirht Sfrat.tnn of this dace save a thday party Tuesday in honor of 81st birthday, xne inviieu guraia e about 30 o"f his men friends, all r 71 years old. On account of the traveling, only 15 were present. Strattnn gave them a nice turkey Der at Stimpson's Inn. Kev. G. F. er. who was also present, though of the prevailing age, made a short ech. Those present were: John ttoon, 89 vears; George F. Alexan . 87 vears: Martin Dickinson, Mar- 11 Stearns, Chance Read, Mr. , Stephen Wilds, Thomas I. ield, Hobbins. William D. Alexander, lius Hilliard. hat Would ou Give For Good ooetite? m. m. The hunjmr boy is the strong d healthy boy. Farmers and Irsemen never buv animals that e dainty and won't eat not if Ey know it. The man or woman o cannot eat, cannot work long, 111 soon be sick. We know something that will give u an appetite. It will not be a titious appetite such as is aroused powerful dru?s, but a healthy petite for good food. It will also 'use the vital organs not oniy io annetite for wholesome food, t it will put them in condition take care of food, to grow strong m it. This preparation is called Vinol. composition is no secret, ii I hannv combination of the uable and essential principles of 1 liver oil, with iron and a good le wine. It is pleasant to taste, d both nourishes and creates an netite for nourishment. Thou- fcds upon thousands of bottles been sold on the guarantee monev back if not satisfied with fe result r,A jf- i vrrv rare to Ce a customer call for the money. r-r n - mm nnmir" tutiut t. bHttnt, DRIGGIST. Death Annonnoed by a Dream. Miss Augusta Field, aged 80, was found dead in her bed at 2 o'clock Monday morning by Charles Mattoon. Mr. Mattoon, who has been employed in the family for 31 years, dreamed of her death ; the thought so troubled him he went to her room and found she had passed away some hours before. Miss Field had been confined to her bed for the past three years but seemed in her usual health the evening before her death. Although debarred from active social life by her illnessehe did not seem to lead a lonely life, as she was a great reader, Shakespeare and the Bible being her constant compan ions. In her earlier life, she was a con stant attendant at the Unitarian church and always took a great interest in church affairs. For some time past her thought seemed to go back to the days of her childhood, and, with her broth er, would sing the songs of her youth ; then she seemed to sleep no pain, no care, just quietly sleeping, when God called her borne. The funeral was held Wednesday at 2 o'clock at the home on Main street. Burial in the family lot. She leaves one brother, Joseph, of this town. BERNARDST0N. Powers Institute closes its winter term this week. The third and last term of the school year will begin af ter a vacation of one week. Hon. Arthur K. Peck of Boston will lecture in the town hall Tuesday even ing, March 10, on the Yellowstone Na tional Park, "the wonderland of the world," illustrated by colored views. E. Carson has purchased the black smith shop owned by E. Cairns, who will go soon to Sydney, Manitoba, where Mrs. Cairns has two biothers. The absence is not intended to be per manent. George Lamphear is building a green house on land belonging to Arnold Scott. Mr. Lamphear owns a fruit farm on west bill from which he sells berries of many kinds, other fruits and early vegetables. The town meeting Monday was a peaceable affair. The old board of se lectmen was re-elected. Rev. F. L. Smith was chosen school committee for one year to fill a vacancy, E. B. Hale for a -full term of three years. The election of three constables proved to be difficult, one after another declining to serve till at last a fine was imposed upon an unwilling citizen, and an ab sentee was elected. The old grange of the town, No. 81, was revived and a new organization effected last week Wednesday evening. The following officers were installed Saturday evening by State Secretary Win. N. Howard ; Master, Edwin B. Hale; overseer, M. L. Corbett; lec turer, Mrs. Emma Hale; steward, M. F. Whithed; assistant steward, G. W. Frary; chaplain, Mrs. Bertha Putnam ; treasurer, Edson W. Hale; secretary, L. Dwight Slate ; gatekeeper, F. W. Putnam; Ceres, Mrs. Nellie Hale; Po mona, Miss Grace Frary; Flora, Mrs. Elizabeth H. Root; lady assistant steward, Mrs. Myrtia C. Whithed. 'The fourth quarterly conference of Bernardston and Gill was held in the Methodist parsonage Thursday, Feb. 26. As this was the last official visit of the presiding elde, Dr. J. O. Knowles, his official term, six years, expiring April 7, the board members of the two churches were invited to dine with the pastor, W. H. Adams, whose return ror anotner year was unanimously desired. Officers elected for another year: Stewards, C. Bow ker, M. R. Nelson, 'Rev. C. N. Merri field, A. M. Stratton, F. R. Park, E. E. Cairns, J. A. Cairns, E. D. Strat ton ; trustees, same as the above with addition of b . . Mernneio ano i. i. Nelson. Tk. hnnlr nnmmirtpR of Cushman li brary will meet for the selection of new books xnursoay evening, mmtu 12. Mrs. L. D. Slate went to Spring field Monday enjoying a trip to the city and a cordial reception by her friends. Thomas L. Cushman of Boston and Arthur I. Cushman of Springfield spent Sunday in town. The ladies of the Methodist church served a sugar supper in the town hall Wednesday evening. Mrs. Ellen Holcomb of Hart ford spent a few days last wee wim i :.- Mm tf R Park, and to gether they made several family visits. The dinner town meeting uny m furnished by the ladies of the Baptist society. LETDEH. mi. antinnl oWiba nnt Fridav J.UO lllgu oi."""' - - ' night for a short vacation and will re sume Tuesday, March 10, for a seven weeks' term. mi :.. 1. 1 tfav R TV Tonne's 1 1 1 0 SUUKUHi; nv J v Friday evening was a very pleasant occasion, though owing to bad travel ins not a very large company attend ed. Guy Severance is spending a part of l : .;tli hia niator t. Wpt. Deerfield. Mrs. W. A. Barber visited her friends in Lioweu overounaay ana - r;lliirl SAvnrnnpA Hnent iiluuiinT . i.i.u. v ' . several days with Edith Loveland in Greenfield. Robert Severance and D. B. Griffin came to town jwonoay. School! Hot to Be Cheapened, mi mna Awmifrri frint.inn nt town meeting to keep things lively ; but the old officers were an re-eieuteu nuu nu auditor elected to keep the balance even. Some one tried to make out that the appropriation for schools last vear was more than necessary to have, but the majority ruled that it would be poor policy not to give our chil dren as good a chance as they would have in other towns and held that it would be wise to fit the rising genera tion to take the places of these old of ficers that had been in so long. So the same amount was appropriated for schools and the advanced school at the Centre assured of another year, much to the satisfaction of those who had scholars there. WEST JAMAICA. Earl Williams made a flying visit here to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ely Williams. Ben Williams is on the sick list. Others are improving. Mrs. A. P. Clough has returned from her visit to her daughters, Mrs. L. Adams and Mrs. William Whitman. Mrs. S. Smith has returned, after a few days stay in Brattleboro with friends. Henry Gilfether hasgonetoWardsboro to visit bis parents. Harry Correy is improving slowly. THE WINDHAM COUNTY REFORMER, FRIDAY, MARCH G, 1903. PUTNEY The grangers from Brattleboro will give an entertainment in tne town uan tonight. There will be union services at the Baptiet church Sunday night. Rev. J. H. Bennett will preach the sermon. The ladies of the Baptist church gave an inteiesting little farce called "Sun bonnets" to a fair sized audience at the town hall Wednesday night. The ladies' society of the Congrega tional church sent a large barrel of clothing to the A. M. A. school at Grand View, Tenn., this week. The Putney athletes were defeated by the Guilford street team in a game of basket ball at West Brattleboro Tuesday night by a score of 31 to 2. It was a good clean game and our boys did well against so great odds. Mr.and Mrs. P. S. Hannum havebeen made twice happy in the past few weeks by the birth of two grandsons. A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Henry Gas- sett Monday, Feb. 10, and a son was born Wednesday, Feb. 5ii, to Mr. ano Mrs. F. li. Hannum. Mr. and Mrs. George A. Wing enter tained 10 of their friends Thursday evening. Games were played and sup per served, after which tney gave a con test. Mr. Bonvouloir received first prize and Fred Crawford the booby prize. All enjoyed a good time. Putney Votai to Try the License Law. A larger number of voters than usual attended the town meeting this year, although altogether too many staved away. Of the 315 voters in the tow"n 85 failed to cast their ballots. The first signs of a division of opinion came with the choice of first selectman. The Local Option League put into the hands of every voter just beforo the meeting a license document suggesting an entirely new board of selectmen who were favorable to the license law. This new board was elected by small majorities; not because of dissatisfac tion with the old board, but as the re sult of a carefully planned and system atically conducted campaign on tne part of the license men. The vote on the license Question resulted in bailing out 229 votes, 97 no, 131 yes. No voter, whatever his views on tne Ques tion of license may be, should find any fjinlr. ivith the outcome of anv Dart of Tuesday's meeting. Many professed to be irreatlv disappointed in tne re sult, but it was just what, might be ex pected. Men wbo believed in tne er ficaey of the license law worked hard and iong for its adoption, aud those who opposed the same did practically nothing to defeat the law. Putney has voted to try the license law and has put its most competent license men in authority, to execute it. We should give tbem our moral support and hope to see better conditions prevail here in the future than in the past. The town made some very wise and generous ap propriations Tuesday. It was voted to purchase 700 feet of hose for the fire company ; to pay the firemen 25 cents per hour in case of fire; to appropriate $00 for the use of the G. A. R. post; to give the town library $150 and to pay the janitor of the town hall $15 ex tra for his services. EAST DUMMERST0N. Ora Knapp killed a fine mink in the mill pond at the Hollow, this week. The next grange meeting will be March 10. The question, "Which is the most beneficial to the average farmer, money or brains?" is given by the lecturer for discussion. Mrs. Anna Waite entertained Thurs day afternoon, Feb. 20, a party of lit tle people in honor of the birthday of Miss Louise, ber youngest daugh ter. A dainty supper was served and a delightful afternoon was enjoyed by the children. Clarence Crosbv recently spent a few days in Keene, N. II. Alonzo Bradley is out again after several days' illness. Michael Barrett is more comfortable. Will Miller was reported quite ill Saturday, but is now better. Norman Farr expects to move to Brattleboro in a few days, to work for Holden & Mar tin. Mr. Farr has been employed by H. H. Miller the past year. Miss Ab bie Bennett and Mrs. E. H. Brown at tended the Pomona grange meeting at Guilford,. Thursday. Giles Reed, who has been disabled two weeks by grip and a lame knee, returned to his work in Bellows Falls, Monday. Mrs. Da vid G. Reed slipped in the basement of her house and sprained her knee quite badly recently. Charles Ormsbee is breaking a very fine colt of his own raieing. Charles Dutton, who has been quite ill, is improving. Joseph Patch is no better. WEST DUMMERST0N. ml. R...tiuf um.if.ftp KuM thnir Annu al meeting Alonday and chose officers for the ensuing year. The ladies' aid society will give a supper and fair in their hall Satur day evening, March 11, from 0 to 8 o'clock. All are cordially invited. Mrs. Addison Knapp, by special in vitation, entertained the ladies' aid society Wednesday evening at ber res idence. A large number were in at tendance and were most hospitably entertained. AT Dn.nham nas rnturnaH nnrl ia visiting with Mrs. A. O. Norcross. Elihu M. Wilson isquue in ano is nu : 1 tnr it tha hnmn nf W W Burnett. Mrs. Bingham of South Newfane daughter of Mrs. Knapp, is spending a few days with her mother. John Townsend is able to be out and attending to business. DUMMERST0N. fn.nini, Star crrxn itpi held a recular meeting Feb. 24, Worthy Master Brown presiding. An interesting program oi music, readings, recitations and ex periences was presented. Three candi j . r.. a nantrA An mr,mhflrji : others are expected in the near future. Num ber present, . me nexi meeting win be held March 10. SOUTH LONDONDERRY. The thaw Saturday caused the ice to l 1 U ma A li v thn irnn hrifll7A above this village. It took two days 7 i I Ll tO get lUn ruau jinz--ann . Miss Abbie Palmer of Grafton is viBiiiug " - - - " has cone to work in the Sifter office. . . ( 1 L " 1 1 T" . Eugene tian ana cpiiuir um nii-e-ter, Mass., are visiting with relatives here. EAST DOVER. . Miss Minnie Pratt returned home from Brattleboro last week, where she has been attending school this winter. Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Pratt were pleasantly surprised Thursday evening, Feb, 26, when several of their rela tives and friends gathered to remind them of their 25th wedding annivers ary. A social time was spent with music and games, after which refresh ments were served. Mr. and Mrs. Pratt were the recipients of many gifts both useful and ornamental. WESTMINSTER rContrllmtlnn of local now Itenn for tills column are ilmlml and will be aiiu-i'chitc,l; they should be handed to Mrs. L. A. Pierce, our rcgulur correspondent. Kd.l Mr. and Mrs. Charles Peck enter tained a party of friends at their home on the evening of Feb. 28. Over 20 cases of grip are reported this week; among them Carl Under wood Richard Arnold takes bis place on the delivery wagon. Th Fortnightly club will meet with Mrs. J. F. Wood March 9. Quotations from Helen Hunt Jackson. Reading Srora Ramona. Discussion, "Has,the Indian been abused.'" New buildings to be erected the com ini season: Nelson Johnson will build a residence just north of his present home and Rollin Ashwell a dwelling- house near his place of business. "Hiawatha" will be given to the public in about two weeks with the fol lowing caste of characters: Hlawutha E Le7c,n Mllini-liatla Mrs C'ole Inironand story Tidier leroiuc Collins Muttiliewise Hayes Hnnnev Nokomit. Miiri;arett Wright Ilesrde Leach 1 Tnrl ITmli.rwnnil Ghost Indians i Mrs 11 II Harber Music will be furnished by Miss Flor ence (ioodhue of- Bellows Falls. Supper will be served before and after enter tainment. Date given later. Miss Grace Chase has returned from Boston. Master Winthrope Chase of Somerville, Mn-s., is spending a part of the winter with his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Chase. Miss Ger trude Farr joined her brother and sis tor at his home here last week. Chas. Gates returned Wednesday from his trip to Boston and New Vork. Henry Farwrll spent a portion of the week in Brattleboro. William Millet of Chester spent Sunday at his fath er's, James Miller's. Walter Phelps of Marblehead, Mass., was in town over Sunday. Mrs. Ellen Wood has rented her tenement to J. u. eugnee or wai nnle. N. II. E. B. Georne will occupy his cottage home about May 1. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Thompson of Chester are with their daughter, Mrs. Walter Bugbee. Mrs. Balch of Chester is housekeeping for Mr. Graves at the brick house. Mrs. George Hunks re turned Monday from Felchville. Mr. and Mrs. John Moor were guests of Mrs. Frank Richmond the past week. Mrs. C. H. Bundv and son, Charles, of Al.-tead, and Mrs. Willard Hale of EastAlstead, N. II., are spending the week with Mrs. Robert Miller. Miss Mary Wright has returned from Bos ton. Mrs. Sarah Collins goes soon to Southboro U) visit her daughter, Mrs. Thornton Clark. Some Village Changes. Willis Farr and family are to move to Fairfax, Mrs. Farr's former home, to care for her aged father. Mr. Mor rison of Wnlpole will carry on the Farr farm. Mr. Wright from Northern Ver mont will occupy Willis Farr's tene ment now occupied by Mr. Abbott and will also care for the land. Fred S. Kimball has rented to A. L. Lewis for the coming year the house recently purchased by him of W. P. Leach. Stone ia being drawn for the founda tion of J. R. Ashwoll's new bouse. Death of Charles H. Rideout. On the morning of Feb. 20, after months of the most intense suffering, Charles H. Rideout entered into rest. Mr. Rideout was must tenderly cared for by his wife and children, his daughter, Miss Elizabeth, being a graduate nurse, was able to give most efficient service. Mr. Rideout was born at Marblehead, Mass., Sept. 21, 1837, came to this place 17 years ago, from Weston. Besides his wife, son and daughter, he leaves a sister, Mrs. Mary P. Ja.iueth of Weston, and two nephews. The funeral was from his late home Saturdny afternoon: inter ment in the new cemetery. Rev. Mr. Nichols of Walpole, N. H., officiated. Tlio fiintiiv have the svmnathv of their many friends and neighbors. Two Runawaye the Past Week. Friday night G. 11. Walker was aroused from his slumbers by the ring ing of sleigh bells under his window at the rear of his store. He called to one of his clerks, who went immedi ately to the rescue, and found Mr. Ree'd's team in a precarious condition, the horse on one side the fence, sleigh the other. Help was called and the horse extricated from its uncomfort able position. Frank Sears and Mr. Dutton bad been thrown from the sleigh, but fortunately were not se riously injured. Mr. Hurlbert of Bel lows Falls had quite a lively runaway a few days ago. He came to this vil lage for hay, overturned the load, the horses took fright in consequence and freed themselves from the load. They covered nearly half the distance home before they were captured. WESTMINSTER WEST. A party of 10 from Maple Grove grange went on a sled ride Saturday evening and visited the grange at Rock ingham town. Maple Grove grange will hold a day meeting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Ormsby Mar. 12. Dinner on the picnic plan. Subject for discussion, "What influence can be exerted by the grange for the improvement of rural schools?" Miss Stella Dunham, a former teach er here, is a guest of F. R. Chapman. Miss Stella Cutting of Boston is vis iting ber parents. Clarence Woodard has moved on to Seymour Minard's farm. Mr. Buemond, who has carried it on the past year, has moved to Saxton's River. HEWFANE. Teachers' examinations were held at Newfaneschoolbouse Monday and Tues day. There were 10 teachers present. S. G. Brown celebrated his ninetieth birthday Tuesday by going to town meeting and voting No on the license question. W. O. Stuart of South Londonderry was a tecent guest of W. L. Micott. Miss Lillie Gates of Dummerston vis ited lat week with her friend, Miss Lila Winchester. Mrs. Addie Hors ford of Greenfield, Mass., has been a guest of Mrs. Philura Moore. WEST DOVES. Lawyer John E. Gale of Guilford and Eli Porter of Wilmington were in town one day this week on business. Hon. O. E. Butterfield of Wilmington was in town Friday. Mrs. J. B. Davis is visiting relatives in Wilmington. Sev eral from here attended Mrs. Nellie McClellan's" auction in Wilmington Thursday, and quite a number went down Wednesday to the play of " Peck's Bad Boy. "The ice went out from the river Saturday and for a time it made things lively. Subscribe for the Reformer. OUILF0RD. Miss Edith Squiers entertained a number of young ladies Saturday after noon on the occasion of hor fourteenth1 birthday. The Cleveland, O., Leader announces the death in that city, Feb. 27, of Sol omon D. McMillan, at the age of 83. In 1843 Mr. McMillan married Mary J. Gale, daughter of Artemas Gale of this town and two weeks ago they celobrat ed the C8th anniversary of that event. They have lived in Cleveland most of the time since 157. Besides his wife he leaves one son, W. G. McMillan, and a daughter, Mrs. J. V. Carson. Miss Eloine Franklin of the Brattle boro High school has been seriously ill for nearly two weeks nt the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Frank lin. Mr. and Miss Miles of Putney visited their niece. Mrs. John E. Gale, Thursday. Mrs. Gale's parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Kerr, also visited her recently. A larg? numbarof people at tended the auction sale at G. S. Mil ler's Wednesday. Bluebirds appeared the last week in February. Visit of Windham County Pomona Orange Windhnm County Pomona grange held a meeting with Broad Brook grange at Guilford Feb. 20,. Worthy Master Allen presiding. A pleasant day," a large attendance, an interesting program and a bountiful dinner were the prominent features of the occasion. The forenoon session was devoted to general business and the discussion of the question, "What influence has the grange in the formation of character?" Interesting idas were advanced by Bro. Jaqueth, Bro. Streeter, the Wor thy Master, Sister Currier and a very interesting paper was read by Sister Bullock. Fifty-six were present in the forenoon and a much larger num ber in the afternoon. After a hearty welcome by Worthy Master Jaqueth of Broad Brook grange and a response by Worthy Master Allen of Pomona grange the literary program consisting of mu sic, readings, recitations and essays was given. Brothers Lynde, Miller, Jaqueth and others spoke ably on "Ap ples as a fruit crop." The question, "What is the best method for Wind ham county farmers to adopt in mak ing and marketing butter?" was ably considered by Brothers Thayer, G. A. Allen. Streeter, Goodnow, Wellman and others. Special mention should be made of the interest ing information given by Bro. G. A. Allen on creamery methods. Members were present from Broad Brook, Protective, Evening Star, Vernon, Boyden, Guiding Star and North River granges.. The next meet ing will be held with Vernon grange, Vernon, March 12. OUILF0RD CENTER. The proceeds of the dinner furnish ed by the ladies Tuesday amounted to $13. Don't forget the entertainment and sugar supper given by the Uuiversalist society tonight. The grange will give a dance Tues day evening, March 10. An oyster supper will be served. Mr. Fletcher is making quite exten sive repairs on his house. Lewis Ja queth is on the sick list. TS The Pomona grange met wfth-Broad Brook grange last Thursday. The program was well carried out and all report a very enjoyable time. WHITINOHAM. William Underwood and wife have moved from the Chase tenement to Ja son Stafford's. "Aunt" Lucinda Blodgett is gaining slightly. Mrs. .Marian Howard has gone to Wilming ton to work for a few weeks in the family of Bert Chase. The thaw of last week settled the snow a foot or more, but there is plenty left. Mrs. George Sawypr went to the North Adams hospital Wednesday for treatment for her injured foot and an kle. Her brother and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Albee, accompanied her, Mr. Albee teturning the same day and Mrs. Albee going on to New York for a few weeks' stay with friends. Mrs. Grace Latimer of Williamstown, Mass., came Monday to stay with the elder Mrs. Albee d'uring her absence. MARLBORO. Lottie Mather spent a few days with her parents, Mr. aud Mrs. George Mather, recently. V ;.ir'inl time was enioved bv the la dies Tuesday at the church, where they served dinner, which was well patronized by the gentlemen. Thursday night, Feb. 20, a few friends and neighbors called at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Mather, and the evening was pleasantly spent with music and cards. Learning while there that it was their 25th wedding anniversary, the visitors presented their hosts with a sum of money. Ruth and Reuben Angier, who have been living with their grandparents for some time, went last week to their mother in Claremont, N. H. Ada Canedy, who has been spending a few davs at Ernest Whitney's in West Brat tleboro, returned to I er home Tues day. Mrs. Joel Butterfield is quite sick. Hard colds are quite prevalent: Mrs. E. P. Adams and Mrs. Henry Warren are quite ill. We are elad to hear that Bradley Houghton will move back to town this spring. VERNON. The grange holds its regular meeting Saturday evening of this week. Bluebirds made their appearance here two weeks ago and now the robins have come. The young people are preparing to present the drama, "Our Folks," some evening in this month. Elder W. O. Williams will preach in the chapel next Sunday at 11 o'clock a. m. and 7:30 o'clock p. m. J. J. Greenough is completing plans to take cream for the coming year on favorable terms for the patrons. Miss Zelia Johnson returned Friday ! from Montreal, where she enjoyed see ing the races on ice and other winter sports. Windham County Pomona grange will meet with Vernon grange next Thurs dav, March 12. Open meeting in the afternoon to which all are cordially in vited. Mr. and Mrs. Akley entertained "The Neighbors" at cards Saturday evening. The prize winners were E. Mack, J. T. Wright and Mrs. Albeit Jaquith. At the close of the games, sandwiches, cake, coffee and fruit were served. . The annual meeting of the ladies' circle was held Tuesday and the fol lowing officers elected : Pres., Mrs. A. Whithed: vice Pres., Mrs. C. H. New ton and Mrs. E. H. Akley; Sec., Miss Emma Tyler; Treas., Mrs. C. E. Da vis; collector, Mrs. E. O. Lee; ex Coro., Miss Zelia Johnson and Mrs. B. A. Streeter. RHEUMATISM BLOOD WINE CURED IT AUD HEALED HIS KIDNEYS ,SSSSS1SSS SSSJSB mmj mm m ' Nearly all railroad menare subjected to two kinds of trouble rheumatism and kidney diseases. Being out in all kinds of weather, with little protection from rain, sleet or snow, their blood quickly becomes thin, and rheumatic aches take possession of the body. Statistics show that a larger percentage of Bright's dis ease victims are among trainmen than any other class. The humanitarian work of "Blood Wine" in curing thesestubborn diseases, has called forth statements of B-atitude from all over the country. Mr. an A. Metzel, of 202 South Eighth St., Terra Haute, Ind., an engineer, says : Tor some vears I was sreatly troubled with theumaUsm, aleo a lol of disturbance from my klduevs, which at times made me almont un able io work. Hearing of cases where 'Blood Wine" had been uxed with frood success, I pro cured bottlo at Haur'e Drus; Store, end what It dlii for me was pleutv. I haven't had a sly n of any rheumatism or kldnev trouble since. Jt s a great medliiue, and I willingly endorse It. There ts only one way to cure rheuma tism and kidney troubles, and that is through the blood. It is the blood that causes the uric acid that forms crusts about the joints, causing great suffering In rheumatism, and it is the blood that In failing to stimulate tne Kiuneyu, per mit the weakened, filtering fibres to CEO. E. GREENE, Brattleboro. THE OPINIONS OF ve POULTRYME-N vg Page's Perfected Poultry Food has given good Mtisfscnon and hss been A GOOD SKLI.KK. Hive had several lots oi this food, and most of my customers say it is Ihe best poultry lood they sver led. BloN BuLSTfcR, W kston, Vt. 1 consider Pace's Perfected Poultry Food to be an ARTICLE OF GENUINE M EK IT. I cannot remember the time when I ever got more ettgs from tne same num ber ol hen. dun 1 have been getting these "R.'clJlAr0,D VT. HI H Mv experience with Pages Perfected Poultry Food has been entirely satisfactory. 1 regret I did not begin earlier in the season to use it. Shall be KEADx for it EARLY NEXT FALL. L. BROWN ELL, Gakattsvills!, N.Y. I have used Page's Perfected Poultry Food for the past three months, and am satisfied that it is one of tlie best foods on the market, as well as the cheapest. J. D. GOULD, PassuMfsic, Vt. I have sold and fed several barrels of Page's Perfected Poultry Food the past season, and think it the best poul try food on the market. My bens have laid better this winter than ever before. I have heard ONLY WORDS OF PRAISE from those who have used it. Ml H lifcU. r. lAAAK, SPBtNGFIKLD, V T. I began to use Page's Perfected Poultry Food in January, and the RESULT so PI. EASED M E that I propose to begin to use it ia September another season, so as , ha my hen. do their be., when egg. are RocHItsTEllf Vt. I have used Page's Perfected Poultry Food, and can cheerfully recommend It as the BEST AND CHEAPEST food on the market for laying hens. HARLAN W. CHANDLER, Cmbstkr, Vt. One thine that I have been especially pleased with in Page's Perfected Poultry Food is that I have had no trouble this winter wiih my hens eating their eggs, borne winters 1 have had a great deal of trouble along that line, but sines using your food I:! I don't think an erat has been eaten in my THE ELEMENTS WHICH THE ter season, and when It I. .upplied she ha. the destruction of her egg.. kotheregg., Ci.AKH.lHi.r. Page's Perfected Poultry Food is a good CAN EASILY BE DOUBLED. F. VsViWi'iVi'iViisk. BALD EAGLE Whiskey. ! S.F.PETTS&CO. I SOLE PROP. S: Tim nurest distilled wliiskey on S; the market. S: ! l.O0 pT bot.le. full Quisrt. : S IH.(K per Uosen. as an liiuuctjmcit s. sales on this special brand we deliver cove ts, nv irt nf N. E. six bottles S: or more. Remit with ortltr. : S.F.PETTS&CO. ! 144-148 Canal St. and S37 Friend St., ! BOSTON, MASS. a; New Goods FOK- Winter Suits, Overcoats and Trousers. AT W. H. HAIGH'S. Custom Tailor. Elliot Street. .V.ViV.ViV.ViVi.V break down and allow acid, raste matter and disease to spread all over the sys tem. "Blood Wine" is a builder of tissues. If the lining in your kidneys has been ripped out, or if it Is honey combed with sores, " Blood Wine" will heal the sore, and replace tho broken down tissues. It gives it life; large, healthy corpuscles. It makes it thick, red, rich, and teeming with the nour ishment that put health and strength In every organ, every nerve, muscle and membrane of the whole body. Blood is life. It is the foundation of our very existence, "Blood Wine" does for it what nothing else will do. If you don't thoroughly understand your case you ought to have your blood examined. It is the only accurate way to tell what diseases or germs are being carried in the blood. You can have a FREE BLOOD TEST by sending your name to the Louis Daudelia Co., Worcester, Mass. An expert bacteriologist, under the power ful microscope, will analyze your blood and tell you just what is in it. Write today for full particulars free. "Blood Wine" costs fifty cents a bottle. F IT J MOM ' '.Xw"! Iiwicrro "' i Ml hennery. 1 he food evidently rUKrs ians no desire to seek those element, tnrougn j. r tftUL ju.,t uuKMnuiun, ... I seller and a repeater. We think SALES HI H. G1LLINGHAM, Woodstock, Vt. RAILROADS. TIME TABLE CENTRAL VERMONT RY. Effective Oct. ix. 'ot. Trains leave llrattleboro as follows: S.it a. m., Daily for Springfield, week days for New York. 7.2S a. m.. Week days for New London; connect at M illers Fal Is for Troy : at Palmer for Boston. 7.50 a. in., Week davs for South Londonderry. s.10 a. ni., Week davs for Springfield and New York. 10.15 a. in.. Week days for Millers Falls, connect ing for Boston. S.27 p. m., Week davs for Springtleld and New Vork. 4.35 p. m., Week days for New London and New York via. Norwich Line Steamer; connects at Palmer for Boston. 4.35 p. m.. Daily for Springfield and New York. 5.45 p. in.. Week days for South Londonderry. CBSuliject to change without notice. E. H. KITZHI GH. V. P. and (. M.. St. Albans. 8. W.-CI MMINGS, li. P. A., St. Albana. IOSTON & MA INK R. R Winter Arrangement. In effect Oct. 13, 1903 Conn, and Passnmpslc Division. TKAI.VB BOUJiDSOtJTn. a. m. a. m. p.m. p.m. Lv. Bellows Falls. 4.40 8.JO l.:3 Arr. Brattleboro, 5.18 9.08 .; Lv. So. Vernon, 5.B 9.40 2.43 n.UO " (ireentteld. 6.22 10 07 3.13 "5.28 Arr. Springfield. 7.2S 11.20 4.10 6.20 a. m. a.m. p.m p. m. TRAINS BOl'tiD NORTH. Leave Bellows Falls 6.30 a. m., 12.08, 3.10, f.iai ll.us p. m. Arr. Windsor 8.35 a. ni., 1.05, 3.55, 7.50, 11.60 p. ni. .TRAINS 2TORTH BOPIfD. a. m. a. m. p.m. p. m. p.m. Lt. Springfield. t5.55 .05 12.50 3.30 81S " Greenneld, t7.02 10.12 1.46 4.35 9.28 " Brattleboro, t7.45 11.05 2 JO fi.30 10.15 Arr. Bellows Falls, t8.23 11.82 3.08 e:M 10 M a. m. a. m. p. m. p. m p. m. TRAINS SOUTH BOUND. Leave Windsor 3.50. 13 a. m., 12.25, 12.16, 3.05. t.10 (mixed), p. m. Arr. Bellows Falls 4.36, 6.13 a. m., 1.18, 31, (.30 (mixed), p. m. tSundavs only. 'Daily. I. t. FLANDERS. Gen. Pass, and Ticket Agt. Subscribe Now! The Reformer, $1.50 Yearly . All the News. J i