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Windham County & Vicinity.
All th? News in the Reformer's 5aiHwick as Gath.
ered bj a Score of Special Correspondents.
(Other County and Vicinity News on 7th Page. ) -
Wantastiquet eranffe initiated eight
candidate. Into the first and second de
grees Wednesday evening. May o.
The pastors of the several churches
delivered sermons Sunday morning
urging their hearers to vote no on the
license question.
Members of the Pine Grove Ceme
tery association will meet Ac the .select
men's room in the town hall Saturday
i.: tr. elppt officers and transact
HI LCI uuuu vj
any other necessary business.
An auction of household Roods was
held at the Raleigh house on River
street Saturday afternoon. The house
itself was not sold, the bids not being
high enough to satisfy the heirs.
Mrs. D. C. Fogg of Keene and Mrs.
E. L. Cook of Brattleboro spent the
dav. May 2, with Mr. and Mrs. J. K.
Holman on Canal street, it. being the
twenty-fifth marriage anniversary of
Mr. and Mrs. Holman.
Hinsdale's voters to the number of
388 turned out Tuesday to vote on the
license question and license won the
da? by a majority of 10. The pels
were opened at 9 o'clock and the vot
ing began at once, the question at is
Su! being one of interest to all the
The baseball association, which is
composed of those who contnouiea
T i ,;. ,r. of Rivprside mirk,
towara iuv icuuup . - j
hM n meeting Monday evening and
organized with W. A. Blouen manag
j v Vnnnir assistant man
er BDU noun " " " 7" i
bi ou" y soon be
hirl tn elect a captain and choose the
The young ladies' sodality of fat Jo
seph's Catholic church gave a May par
oepu o WoHnRaiiav even
ing, May 6. Supper was served in the
houomont. and the ttinsaaie uii;ut.i.
-.,,. n n,.ll.fi(.lpnted musical program.
: ,.ii.0l nnrl the company
broke up about 1 o'clock after one of
the pleasantest and most successful af
fairs 01 ine seasuu.
Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Robertson and
daughter Eva have gone to Attica,
Ind., for a stay of a month or more.
Kev. W. F. White and George A. Rob
ertson attended the state convention of
Congregational and Presbyterian
churches at Newport last week. -Mrs.
Jay Archibald and child of Ludlow,
Vt, are visiting with Mrs. C. D. Vnit
aker on High street. -Walter Brooks is
to play witn tne i. m. v. .m.
team of Brattleboro this season.-lne
ladies of the Congregational church
served a supper of .salads, cold meats,
etc., at the church vestry Wednesday
evening, May 6,-Miss Caroline B.
Howe is visiting in Boston. Mrs.
Edwin Robinson and child of St Lou
is are visiting her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. M. S. Leach. -Miss Florence
Hubbard of Newton, Mass., came bat
urday to visit Miss Elizabeth M. Rob
ertson. John Stanton closes his en
gagement at M. S. Mann's pharmacy
this week and will take a position in
F. H. Holden's drug store in Brattle
boro. Mrs. Ida Shaw has sold her
house on the Nortbfield road to t. H.
Fuller. Mr. and Mrs. John O'Brien
of Ludlow were in town last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Britton have fin
ished work at the Brightwood mill and
will move to Millers Falls, where Mr.
Britton will have charge of the ship
ping department in a large paper null.
-Mrs. E. M. Heane and Miss Lizzie
Sargent went to Richmond last week
Friday to attend a W. C. T. 17. con
vention. -Mrs. Kirk and child of Pitts
field are visiting in Hinsdale. -Mrs.
Fales is visiting her daughter, Mrs.
John Horton in Providence. Michael
i i fintt.A ill with an
jiaurauHu una ---
- f ..i.1(.;atr A Ttnrt Of the
banking, opposite the residence of K.
r. t:.., orroer,. in heme built
up by the road commissioner. Miss
Catharine uunniuK""'" """v;7fr
few days in Greenfield. Miss Edith
Hall visited in Keene last week.
Clarence Booth has returned to his
home here after an absence of several
weeKS in uomuu A."
siding Elder Hitchcock will hold the
hrst quarterly ujuicitoi. ... -
Methodist church this evening.
Death of Mri. P. Wie.
t ) r n'iua .1 i ml at her
Mrs. liuciuuo i. . - - ,,
Canal street borne Friday evening, May
1. from pneumonia, at the age oi i.t
' . . . , : 1 1 1 ,i .. ii than n
vears. he naa neeu m i i, " ,
week. Mrs. Wise was born in Marlow
and removed to mnsaaie in jw,
she engaged in the millinery business,
in wnicn su uuunuut. - --
vonra nun. She was a member oi the
tT;,7rUnliat, church and a constant
attendant when health permitted.
Through her work Mrs. ise had made
a large circle oi Bquuiinnu
a woman with many friends. She is sur
vived by two daughters, Mrs. W. A.
Kenney of Worcester and Mrs. W. U
Bohrman of Boston i also two brothers,
D A. Gee of Winchester and Nathan
Gee of Fitchburg; four sisters, Mrs.
James Harlow of Boston, Mrs Melissa
Chamberlain of Denver, Colo., Mrs.
: j i'.nl nf California and Mrs.
Marietta Ureen or ureenumu,
The funeral was held at tne nouse
Monday, May 4, ana me ourmi w .u
Bernardston, Mnss.
Supt. Richards is moving to Mr.
Peck's new house.
It is expected that the schools will
close May 18 to allow the teachers to
attend the institute at Keene.
A meeting of the Old Home Week
association ib ton -
. . 111 U.. m i a fir T.tlP
ing wnen ruans wm " -
n.Lk..inn nf the 1.10th anniversary of
the settlement of the town.
Augustus Felch and family of Mar
low have moved to this village. Carl
Davis of Uinoinnau, u., is v"""""
father, C. C. Davis. -Mrs. E. A. Keep
and son, John, go to uonway, n., .
to live. Mrs. Keep will be much missed
here. .
The stone work on the new Episco
pal church is progressing rapidly and
the carpenters are preparing the tim
bers. The plans show a very pretty de
sign in which the front to the eaves is
stone, and the north end is wood and
Saturday the base ball team was beat
en by the Bellows Falls Athletics by a
-1 m q TiiArft was some mis-
score ui
iott,Hinir ho that some of the
. ' r.r.t tilnv nnrl it is ex-
nouie ii-m um i' .
. j iut .!, n,V.nlu tonm will five
pecieu vimt tiio w 4u. .v...
the visitors an interesting game next
The building which Mr. A roory be
gan to fit for a club house has evolved
V . , i XtitipA 1H 171V-
mio a QHuusuiiic o
1 t. II nl. a Wl nn I111HI1 i.t J ID
oir,..atQ.liine.r). Mrs. M. t. Hutch-
: O. Vica lunanH t.hfi inll. Un
j t. hnnri "The Ellll-
.in ia ho ncr nmroved and these
with The Dinsmore give unusual hotel
accommodations fora villageof thissize.
Iacenie Vote In Chothlre County.
Th. .itA nn linnnse in Cheshire coun
ty Tuesday was large. The towns and
cities in which the license law was
adopted are Hinsdale, aihibhu wu
torfield, Richmond, Swanzey, Winches
. in. i i j k'.oni. In Keene the
contest was very close and license won
by only on votes iu
The majority for license in Hinsdale
was 1U4 in a ioibi vuw
Accident to Williannville Kan.
ii.j . r.l rillinmsville.deaf
1 1 1 I 1)11 hiuLimuvt ..... .
and dumb, had his leg broken while at
work for Ephnam usgooa ia
mhi H whs driving an ox team
when the animals became frightened
and ran throwing mm m K.uuu-
.i j U liif lu Vtranlr
nir it above the knee. He was moved
to the home of Lyman Powers in V ll
liamsvuie where ne wm ut i
The boys will have a dance here May
22. See posters.
Smallpox scare is over. The disease
proved to be chicken-pox.
Mrs. George Amidun improves slow
ly. Gertrude Rice is very low.
ti,o cppIhI tnwn meeting called out
a good attendance. The town went 00
yes, 22 no.
The Question for the next graugc
meeting. May 2.'1, is "What variety of
corn is most, pruuu " - -silage
and what can be done by the
grange to aid and improve the farmers
Mrs. Alice Randall and her father,
Alexander Kathan, went to Dummer
ston last week to attend the celebra
tion of Mrs. MelvinaBemiB' 80th birth
day. About 25 were present. A sump
tuous repast was served and a general
good time enjoyed.
Send orders for job printing to Ul
lery & Co., Brattleboro. Good work
at fair prices. '
Tk Hiunlt of Tuesday'! Town Meeting
Tuesday the vote for license was two
, : ...,. f thn lir-onSB. The
tO OHO iu iii .
mi. nnlled was very light and was
partly due to the fact that the present
! ' 11.. .Ilnna lit.lln nut ion.
Thn rime stores, hotels, railroad cafes
and paint stores have licenses anyway,
. i ...nc nnlv nn r.hn Kaloon.
aOU IUV ui.rj woo v... ----- ----
n.i i. .,!,, .-o,l Hint Wnlnola favors
lue rrauiw i' " v..v ,
..innn torn tn one. The town also
" " . .. -ii v,
vntnd on the question oi buowiuk
..LKnni nnnilinv to DUt IU pOleS,
There is a senumeui. nnlU!" i1""'"
into the streets anything which may
k ..naioht.lv. as this village is, to a
. f o hnmi. fnr miminer visit
lartp caicuip "
ors who come here because of the beau-
... .Ln . i o nn 'inn nnm n u iuo
ty Ul kuc initv.
meeting was that the wires mourn, as
far as possioie, v uunm n
now. and that the sclecimen soouiu
see that when poles are used the work
is done right.
U the town meeting May 2 it was
voted not to make any alterations or re
pairs on the town hall.
, . l mmunii,ntion of So-
cial lodge May 5 the third degree was
conferred upon Perry C. Whitney of
Mrs. Mary S. Morgan went to Shel-
. t.-ii lut n.cnlr where she Will
spend a few days with her brother and
.L.-i..i,..i..:. inn(n Vbii' York. Sat-
lamuy ociu'c fi.""R .. ,
urday, Mav 10, she expects to sail for
England on the steamer Minnehaha in
company with a party of . 0. 1. y.
women, nat ional oflieers and delegates
to the world's W. C. T. V. convention
in Geneva, Switzerland, June SMI.
Mrs. Morgan is the only delegate from
mi. t . . un..n t,i oitnn
Vermont. ine pni ui
the annual meeting in London May
"9 of the Woman's British Temperance
association of which Lady Somerset is
president. Mrs. Morgan expects to
spend the summer in England not re
turning until oepieiuuer
They Want a New Depot.
rru, h..nwi ,f imiln held an enthu
siastic meeting at Bellows tal s Thurs
day evening, and thoroughly discussed
the proposition for a remodeled depot
r.. r i . -.J L ll.n Vul nnrl tll
recently sunmitieu m
Boston Maine and the Valley rail
roads. There was strong uppusinuu w
leaving the present walls in case the
j T.. i... i.w.n.H nn th riresent
aeiiut ie fcu uo i"i-i"i' - r----site.
Manv felt that it might be un
wise to ask the roads interested to
-i ho lru.ntinn. hut the entire
cumiKo im. . .
community wants the present station
i i ... r. r. In. .it frnm
torn uown una a u
the foundation up. If the railroads are
ii- i . .1. L ! ii f 1. f if I 1 1 ho
unwilling to ao iuis iur "K" .
...,..,..t utnrA thn rnilroad commis-
sioners at an adjourned bearing to be
held Mav 19. It was voted to leave the
matter "in the hands of the railroad
committee of the noara oi irnue.
Who Mistook Him for a Burflar-Central Ver
mont Superintendent of Motive Power Vic
tim of Peculiar Accident.
Thomas A. Summerskill, superin
tendent of motive power of the Central
Vermont railroad, was shot through
the bodv and dangerously wounded at
his home in St. Albans Tuesday morn
ing bv Lieut Harrie V. Hall, a neigh
bor, son of Col. A. A. Hall, who mis
. . .i. i. f.., hnrirlnr. Mr. Hall ran
with his revolver to the DumnierhRiu
house across the street from bis own
home in response to cries of "burglar
which aroused him at 4 o'clock in the
morning. Ashe ran up the steps, Mr.
Summerskill, mistaking him for the
burglar who had just entered uis muni
and escaped by a window, attnuked
him with a policeman's club which he
ha 1 picked up as a weapon and Hall in
turn mistaking his assailant for the
burglar, fired, the ball passing through
Mr Summerskill's body and imbed
ding itself in the walls of the house.
Mr. Summerskill entirely exonerates
Mr. Hall from all blame in the matter,
as both were entirely confident that
the other was the burglar. His wound
is dangerous and the surgeons say it
will be several days before its effects
can be determined.
. will T1a
Capt. William Botortion'i rapor .
troyed With Total loii n,w
ance $8,000.
in at Pntnnv owned by
ine pupni mm " ,
Capt. William Robertson, was burned
to the ground Sunday morning.
was discovered about 8 a. m. by Dan
Crowley, one of the workmen, but it
had made such headway that little
could be done towards saving the ma n
buildings. This is the second serious
fire in town within a few weeks. A
combination of circumstances seemed
to conspire together to m "
seriousas possible, that oce started
the destruction oi mo , -
: :.l.l. Thn oiAter SUDtlly Was CUt
off so that the hose company had no
chance for work, and everything was so
exceedingly dry that little could be
done by the pan -,.
erybody Beemed willing to work. Ahe
otllce building was sved, though great
ly damaged, and a small shed with a
few hundred dollars' worth of paper
... ..nrlnr the llOlleT SO
mere wmiiu , : t...n
that the fire is supposed to have been
caused by spontaneous ombus Uon.
The total loss willexceea s.w,uw,
an insurance of only e8,000. This mill
was one of the oldest in New England,
having been built by the late John and
William Kouertson muro ViJ
ago. Capt. ltotiertson uu
. ' iLr i:i al ntfl in re-
laid out someming no -
pairs and had just got in condition to
do a large volume of business. He had
just received orders for a large amount
' . I .ntinirmtini; lllg r6-
or paper ou v ao w " - i - .
turns! Putney can ill afford to lose
any of its industries and it is the hope
of the people that arrangements can be
made to rebuild, either by the owner
or by a stock company. Mr. KoDert-
o,. ; ,.1,1 nnn ia receiv-
son IS over OU jenm " Iu..
ing, as he deserves, tne syuipciiu
the entire community.
Bonnyvale Stock Farm,
(At.nutthree.qii.rter. of auillcon the B-mny-1
vale road) the followiDR V'V'rty :-
n,.i, rnwn- 2 nntt-cUum Driving
How., Peay; P . . IlerkBblrei
I,.!:: , H,,rey with
three-ejirlngr-xpr. " . & 8herwln
eeated uoncoru i.'.Khj. ---- other
i,.. i HavTi'dderii, (one Chauiphm, tne omer
makei 2 Hay .hin. naed two
turcsfortlrnt-clM. Oenfi iurnUhing .tore,
desk, rack, mlrrore, etc.
Real Estat
61 Main Street.
i n.;u i;n i
Daw niiu ik .-j.... i iue oUjij
opportunity in Brattleboro for i J
nViantu Timber lot ftimatoil cr.l
pine ; 3000 ties.
Send for list of farms.
Rents Collected.
J T Dodge of Bellows Falls was se
riously injured last week while driving,
in- aa frightened bv the elec-
trie cars and he was thrown out. Mr.
Dodge lived in Dummerston until ne
settled in Bellows Falls and is well
known and favorably rememuereu.
Miss Mara Laws, teacher in No. 8
school, went to her home in bpnng
field to spend Saturday and bunday.
Mr F. H. Dodge is with relatives in
Winball for a week. Mr. and Mrs.
John Sheldon who have been at tne
farm for several days returned borne
Tuesday. -Harold Derby is ill with
measles. 1 here win lo
Johnson's hall Friday evening. Hu
mor savs: Mr. Howard who lives at
1.1.1. hue hr.llirht the bOOtt
farm. Giles Kelley of Greenfield who
will be 72 years old in November came
last week to visit his brother. 8. Kel-
v, coming and returning od
-George Bennett of West Brattleboro
visited Mrs. O. U F. Bennett Thurs-dav.-Mrs.
Martha Keed's children
from Brattleboro visited her Sunday.
Vermont, New Hampshire and Massachusetts.
I have at my Furniture Rooms,
No. i Pleasant St., a large sxoc ox
For Sale Cheap. Antique Furniture
a Specialty.
On Prospect Street is offered
Sale for the first time.
j utnvci farrx't and
nr Irvine fc'wn will li well u consult me.
. i.,.m lo nnholMerinc, pack or crate
fuVture,r.nvl.1,oranyS.u. S
pLcktaR 'ber for
Hard and Soft Wood for Sale.
I have a large quantity of hard and
soft wood which 1 otter for sale at rea
sonable prices. It is all prepared for
the stove in one foot lengths, first
come first served.
H. C. CLARK, Brattleboro
We liave Jut aililed to our
the "(iol.l Star" ami "Keil Star" brands, con
Jitlr.K . f Ot.l"HK, Jiatiiral Ix-af Japan, Ceylon,
rl""& HrVakfiSt and Basket FireJ Japan, pw
uS Vu an complete a line to select from a is
earrUSlntown. These poous are in'Prwd J
hkukv 11AIX CO.. and are classed with the
very neBt Tea Imported.
CClnior aim r r'.
a.VnK. ml 1 ortelenhone. at
bive mtrwi,ti"-' -v -
Very respectfully, your to serve,
'This includes the large hcj
... . .7.. I
and one of the Dest Duuding j
in town. First-class locrj
splendid view. Will be sold I
verv low price on terms to d
purchaser. Apply to
A.. V. MAT,
Real Estate Agent, Brattta
Wo n-ill he at, the Windham County
House in Newfane, Vt.,
TUESDAY, MAY 26, 1903,
At 10 o'clock A. M.,
To receive bids for removing the Gran
ite Cells from tne jail in eaiaewiauc.
Also to receive bids for the sale of the
FKED B. riEK, ) Judges.
Sewfane, Vt.. May 8, 1903.
Cash Paid for Wool
Flor de Cast
The leading ten-ce::
cigar sold in Brattleborc.
If vou have not tried this
brand of cigars, yoa a
invited to come in and tn
Thev are the ber
thing sold at the price.
local dealers sen mem.
Manufactured and sold at iwl
wholesale and retail by
Leonard & Roess
iinvW sold my Oak Ridtre Farm iiM
ston, there is a Quantity of hay Ml. w
ana siock, mav v i7-i.- i hoTiU
Inquire at farm. AUCt L. HUTU-l
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Have tlxe Bank.
SJSJg Havo tlxo Key.
Of Brattleboro, Vermont
. rt . .1
Established in 1821. Old. Conservative. success.
Capital, $200,OQO Surplus, $200,000. Undivided Profits, $190,000
President, GEO. C. AVERILL. " Cashier, C. W. RICHARDSON.
DIRECTORS: H. D. Holton, Wm. H. Rockwell, Geo. C. Averill, Chas. S. Ckrk, S. E. Lawton, John T. Moore, P. F. Amidon.
We beg to announce the adoption of the W. F.
Burns Company's system of Home Banks. The
Vermont National Bank will loan free to every
one opening a Home Account of $t.00 with
them, one of these handsome, Steel, Home Banks.
The annexed cut represents the exact size of
the bank we will loan you. It is so constructed,
that once in, your money can only be removed by
bringing it to our office where we open it in your
presence, count the contents and give you credit on
a pass book which is delivered to you with the
bank. Remember, every dollar you start your
account with draws interest at 2 J-2 per cent.
Pattnttet anrf Manufacttmrt,
70 La Salle St., Chicago. 320 Broadway. New York.
United States Depository.
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the same as all subsequent deposits. Take oft
of these Banks home with you and .learn the h$
of saving small amounts. No charge for tk
Bank unless you lose or destroy it. In that ca
you only forfeit $J.OO.
Other information given at the bank if
sired, or at the office above A. F. Roberts 4
Co.'s store, which will be open day and evening'
This arrangement is not intended to in &
sense interfere with the regular business of &
ings Banks, or deposits with them, but ratk
to benefit them as well as to meet public co
venience. Transfers of funds to Savings
accounts will be made at any time.

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