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Ail the News in the Reformer' Bailiwick as Gath ered by a Score of Special Correspondents. (Other County and Vicinity News on 8th PaBe, ) THE WINDHAM COUNTY REFORMER, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 1903. NORTH FIELD. A "Horseless Carriage" Story. A gooi story is being told about Am- Mt G. Moody who manages a large mount of detail work connected with the Moody interests at Northfleld. One of the men who has to report to Mr. goody often is Mr. Watson, who looks after the commissary department at jit, Hernion, and with 600 hard-working men to feed is kept very busy through term time. Two or three sea ions ago. when automobiles were just beginning to make occasional expedi tions into franmiii iuwiib, mr. vvatson mnt to Stone hall to see Mr. Moody, and he was in a hurry that day. Mr. Moody aa busy, and he kept putting oft the Mt. Hermon steward. Just then another occupant of the office, who was also there on a business errand, told jlr. Watson to look out of the window II he wanted to see a norseiess carriage, The latter iooKea out ana saw an ox- team with a load of wood cross the tminary grounds. Mr. Watson oulck-witted. Touching Mr. Moody on ihe shoulder, he said. "Here, Ambert, Is what you have always wanted to jee-look out that window if you want to see one of those horseless carriages. Mr. Moody sprang to the window in Winkling, saw the ox-team Just going out of sight, and with it saw the pur of the interruption. "I guess I can lend to you right away," he said, as aoon as he had Joined in the laugh at his own expense. ' Newton passed his 59th birth day Monday. That he mi.ht nf k. unmindful of its ornrnm ki- home from Brla-htwood Sundav and PUTNEY. R. E. Little was In town Labor day, ' Allen Pierce Is up from Boston on business. - . . John Howard returned to his work In Maiden Wednesday. Mrs. Ellen Clune of Sugar Loaf, N. T., is visiting Mrs. W. H. Clune. Franklin Chapln has entered the high school at North Brookfleld, Mass. Strawberry ice cream at the reading room Saturday afternoon and evening. Mrs. Mertle Knight of Brattleboro is spending a few days with friends in town. Chauncey Brainard and wife were daughter, Mrs. Edwin Newton of i. Monday, warn, and two sisters, Mrs. Wheeler Mr" and Mr8, - Bl Bra8"8 nav Just una xurs. Williams from Athol came relurned from a four weeks visit in we guests of Mr. and Mrs. H. T. ACwortn, in. n. Lazelle. Mrs. E. M. Lee-at Ar.il Miss Blanche Johnson was In Shel rain and her daughter, Mrs. Blanche burne Fa,lg visiting her parents Sun Legate Sumner and child nf wai dav anl Monday. Halifax, were also of the party. wl" Murch and family are stopping Books added to rh,.hmo i.v..... . a rew aavs wlth Mrs. Murch's father, Autrnsf n. "v. -... ".' Albert Townshend, Country. Brochn -nVT.V D- Frost, Mr. Williams's genial Town and nnn. t. ... '" erk, is away for a two weeks1 vaca uui iitaii imn Ifloltlnn In VnnrA The ladles' aid society of the Metho dist church held a meeting at the par- A Notable Birthday Party, The party which Charles W. Mattoon fill give at Floral Cottage on his 59th birthday, Sept. 15, will undoubtedly be notable one. A Northfleld correspond ent contributes the following pleasant sketch of Mr. Mattoon to the daily press: "For a little more titan 34 years Mr. Slattoon has been furnishing flowers every Sunday for the Unitarian society, and during that time he has omitted only a single Sabbath, and then be cause there was a death In the Field family, where he was employed. All these years Mr. Mattoon has been without direct financial compensation from the church except an occasional present. He has also shown his public spirit for years in furnishing flowers for all sorts of public gatherings in Northfleld. For years he furnished flowers at the Congregational church. There has not been a funeral in North- Held for many years that Mr. Mattoon has not sent flowers to. At Christmas, Easter and church weddings, of course he has made unusual efforts. Mr. Mat toon started on his mission of love May 1 1S69. At that time he made a wreath of May flowers for the Unitarian so dety. It gave so much pleasure that lie started on his good work and has continued it ever since. For 34 years Mr. Mattoon was employed by the Field family as gardener and general man During that time he was never absent from the house but two nights, and was never ill. There were five mem bers of the Field family when he began with them. He outlived them all, When the last one died he went to his Floral cottage, which he has owned for 23 years, and where he now makes his home. On his anniversary Mr. Mattoon will doubtless have a large at tendance, for he has extended Invita tions to seven different organizations. is which he has warm friends. He is a member of the Red Men, Grand Ar my, Sons of Veterans, the grange and the Unitarian church. Mr. Mattoon served in Co. C, 14th New Hampshire regiment for three years, returning home July 25, 1865. Aside from his army service and his residence in Northfleld for 35 years, he has lived in West Swanzey, N. H., for 10 years. He has never married. In politics Mr. Mat toon is a republican. For 34 years he has furnished the power for the organ at the Northfleld Unitarian church. His favorite flowers are pansies. carna tions and chrysanthemums. Among the Presents 'given him In appreciation of his work are a watch, a handsomely worked bedqullt and the proceeds of a upper now and then. It should be said tat Mr. Mattoon cultivates his own towers and takes great pleasure In doing so. BERNARD8TON. The Bernardston cornet band played Turners Falls Monday. Mrs. Nash has returned from her carriage drive to Dummerston. Mrs. A. H. Nelson who has been se riously in is reported convalescent Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Shaw of Monta ge spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs, P- Dav. Life in Town and Country, Italian Life in Town and Country. Dawson; The American Advance, Carpenter; Loyal ists in the American Revolution van Tyne; Story of the 19th Century Sci ence, Williams; A Week In a French Country House, Sartoris; Shadow of ine czar, carllne:: BIrdcrnft. Wright sonage Wednesday afternoon. Miss Twing and Mrs. Ellis have both gone from Mrs. Waite's. Mrs. Waite expects to be alone through the winter. Miss Cora Kinney and her mother Rise and Progress of Standard Oil Co' are movln8 tner household goods into ( . . . . . 1 Mho nrallD'B V. ..... A '...ill . . . xuuiiutgue; Daniel Webster. Pillshurv . " wi cv uv Polly States One of the Thirteen, De land; Garden of a Commuter's Wife; People of the Whirlpool; A Girl of Vir ginia, Thurston; The Lottery Ticket, Trowbridge; Darrel of the Blessed isies, Bacheller; Captain's Toll Gate. housekeeping at once. Mrs. Sarah Shattuck, after spending the summer in Putney, returns to Syr acuse, N. T., by way of Worcester. Mass., the last of this week. Popcorn and lemonade were sold un- i EAST DUMMERSTON. Mrs. David S. Reed has a snowball bush with a "ball" as perfect as if in May.- Dummerston was well represented at the labor day celebration In Putney Monday. Wallace Buffum of Halle visited re cently here his relatives, the family of M. F. Dutton. Deputy Sheriff A. F. Miller and My ron F. Dutton, Juryman, are attending court In Newfane. The coming valley fair Is engrossing the attention of the majority, and Dummerston will be there. Clarence Crosby went to Northamp ton, Mass., last week where he is to be an attendant in the asylum for the in sane. - Mr. Franklin Dlx and Miss Catherine Dix of Baltimore, Md who have spent several weeks with Mrs. Marcia Dix, went from there Tuesday. Many of our young men, in business in other places, came to their homes here to spend Labor day. No place like the old farm to enjoy the holidays. The lawn party and corn roast on the common Friday evening under the au spices of the Y. P. S. C. E. was attend ed by a goodly number. Two fires. plenty of corn and a merry company made the evening enjoyable. ' A night blooming cereus owned by Mrs. Joseph Patch, fulfilled its mission Sunday night when one of several buds unfolded its beautiful petals and blos somed into a thing of beauty to the de light of those who witnessed the trans formation. The flower was given to a neighbor and admired by many. IT WAS THE PIGS. oiotmon, Mam of Bar Harbor, Rowe; der the auspices of the ladies' aid of Juration or Niagara Falls and History the Congregational church field day, ' te urea; iirfos. Sivnoer; Mr. Keo gan's Elopement, Churchill. and netted them something like $10. E. E. Barrett, evangelist, conducted services at the Baptist church Sunday morning and evening. His sister as sisted in the service in the evening with several solos. Rev. Mr. Perkins was away over Sunday. Mr. Moore, formerly a resident of Putney, now the private secretary to Exciting Encounter With a Hawk. Mrs. James B. Parker of East Bern ardston had an experience Sunday, says a Greenfield Gazette correspond ent, that she Is not anxious to go through again. Hearing a great com motion among the hens she opened the the government auditor at Puerto Rico, Windsor. SOUTH LONDONDERRY. Carl Young has returned to school In Gardner, Mass. Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Howard have returned from their visit In New York state. Sherman Cone, clerk In L. T. Land' man's store, is taking a two weeks' va cation. Rev. F. E. Coburn and family are taking a vacation with friends in door from the kitchen Into a small shed where she found a hawk trying to catch a chicken. With a quick spring she shut the outside door to the shed, thinking she had the hawk caged and would save the chicken, which ran to her. She picked It up, vhen the hawk made a dive at her, alighting on top of her head with his talons in her hair. With a terrified scream she sprang one side, when the hawk, loosing his hold, flew into the kitchen, thence into the pantry, and finally Into the sitting room. Recovering a little from her fright, Mrs. Parker followed and shut the door. Not caring to risk another encounter, she ran as fast as possible to the Mt. Hermon pumping station,, where her husband is employed as en gineer. Mr. Parker hurried to the house and armed with a short stick, entered the room, when the hawk made a dash for one of the windows, then turning came directly at him, but landed on the floor, and he won't catch any more chickens or women. Is visiting in town. He tells very inter esting tales of his experience there. and Is well posted on political and so cial conditions In the Island. E. S. Huse, former principal of the central school here, was in town Friday and Saturday on his way to Hubbard- evening. A large company of friends ston, Mass., where he has the position and neighbors was present of principal of the high school. His many friends here are sorry that he Is not to be here this year but wish him great success In his new. work. Hired Man, Suspeeted of Stealing Milk, is Exonerated. The old saying that "the still pig gets the milk" is truthfully illustrated in the unusual story of the experience of Charles F. Wilson of West Dummer ston, farmer and dairyman. It relates to a quartet of four-month-old pigs which, until their cunning was discov ered, were credited with no more than the average degree of Intelligence ac corded animals of their order. Mr. Wilson, whose home is located very near the summit of one of Dummer ston's most sightly hills, overlooking a charming portion of the West River valley, its river and the narrow-gauge track, as well as the Green mountains far away to the westward, is the owner of a large herd of thrifty dairy cows. Recently a marked decrease in the quantity of milk obtained from the herd was the subject of no little family speculation. No one could satisfactor lly account for the loss, though many theories were discussed, and the milk men, as well as the dalrywomen, tried hard to discover the cause of the trou ble. Various schemes of detection were adopted, all with the full convic tion that someone or something was stealing the milk. All this time four innocent-looking little porkers were capering and grunt ing about their pen oblivious, perhaps, to the several plans devised for the discovery of the thief. Finally an early morning watch was astonished to see these same four piggies quietly steal ing from their beds of straw and through an opening In their pen to the yard where the docile herd lay con tentedly chewing their cuds. The pigs cautiously approached their willing nurses and, once started, proceeded to imbibe of the nourishing milk till their swinish appetites were fully satiated. Then they Just as cautiously returned to their beds, where they lay down to dream of that land where sweet milk without honey is promised to all good little pigs. A few of the cow in this herd stoutly resisted the pigs' inva sions, and no milk was obtained from these fastidious animals, but there were enough others less particular, and these were always ready to succor their unnatural adoptions. In one or two cases where, though the cow was will ing, her calf was quite unwilling to be deprived of Its share of lacteal, and VALUABLE FERNS. VERNON. Miss Inez Akley returned to West- field normal school Tuesday. Rev. William A. Burch will preach In the chapel Sunday at 11 a. m. Miss Zelia Johnson went to Hartford, Conn., this week to visit friends. Miss Mabel Whitney made a brief visit in Springfield, Mass., this week. Rev. R. K. Marvin will preach in the Union church Sunday afternoon at 2:30. Will Taylor of Amherst, Mass., re cently visited his uncles, Ethan and El liott Peeler. The ladles' circle will meet Wednes day afternoon. Supper will be served Field Day. The Putney athletic association held its first annual field day Monday. The day was Ideal, and the program of events as arranged by its committee was carried out In full. Notwith standing the fact that the committee had less than one week in which to make all preparations for the day, it Is generally conceded to have been one of the most Interesting and enthusias tic gatherings of its kind ever held In Putney, and many are asking that it be made an annual affair. Promptly at 9 o'clock the marshal of the day. Ralph Sanford, blew the horn and gathered the people together on Main street in front of the Methodist church, where the events of the fore noon took place. C. E. Hayward was starter, H. G. Eveleth kept the time and the Judges were John Howard, W. S. Adams and Prof. John Russell. Schedule of events: 1 100 yard dash 1st prize value $2.50, 2d 31.50. 3d $1. Won by Will Prouty, 2d Louis Gorman, 3d Henry Eveleth. Time, lis. 2 Potato race 1st prize value fl, 2d 50c. Won by Edwin Goodwin, 2d Herbert Pattison. 3 50 yard dash 1st prize value 32, 2d 31, 3d 50c. Won by Louis Gorham, time, 5 Mb.. Prouty and Eveleth tied, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Haskins of Troy, N. Y., came Saturday to spend a few days with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Haskins. Mr. and Mrs. Martin Haskins cele brated their golden wedding Tuesday such protests were generally shown in a vigorous bunting of piggy from its succulent meal. This surprising dis covery solved the short milk mys tery at the Wilson farm. Since then the pigs have painfully and reluc, tantly learned to satisfy their hunger with skim milk a poor substitute for the fresh, sweet article which contrib uted noticeably to their growth and their unexplained satisfaction long be' fore Farmer Wilson or his hired man had been able to bring the plain and ordinary meal of his pigshlp. An air of Injured Innocence now pervades the pen of the four Dummerston pigs. while the milk product of the Brattle boro creamery is considerably In creased since the unnatural output has been stopped. Cor. Sunday Republi can. ATHEN8. Miss Flora Bemis has gone to her school la Westminster. James Randall and family have re turned to ntchburg. Mass., after a visit of a week at Nlal Bemls's. The floral offerings at the funeral of Mrs. Wallace Bemls included 40 bou quets. wreaths, and a broken circle, all of which were very beautiful. at the usual hour. Quite a party from Vernon grew and 'divided 2d nd 3d money. were eniertninea uy mc vru..ru. rv, kq ,,r,,io is grange weuncua, B. 1st prize value 75c, 2d 50c. Won by Mrs. Frank Rideout and son Charles prar.k Holland. 2d James Grimes. of Neponset, Mass., are spending a few 5 Running broad Jump 1st prize days with their cousins, M. 1. Keea ana vaiue j2, 2d 31. Won by Will Prouty, family. . 2d Henry Eveleth. 17 ft. 8 in. Mrs. Stanford Morse, Mrs. J. P. Hos- 6 Sack race 1st prize value 31, 2d t i- 1 f.n Unln FA. HT- ft... TirtlllA Dlrthaxifs OA maw Mr .1. ?S m 1 1 n H.I1U 11 1 a. mono. inuu. nun ux "ire n,uai uo, Johnson of Brattleboro visited Mrs. G. H. Hubbard last week. Hattieand Alice, returned to their home ford. M Henry Evel "; JACKSONVILLE. Mrs. Ada Bell Hall is stopping with her mother. Miss Alice Chamberlain has returned from North Adams. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Cain visited In town the past week. Mr. and Mrs. Warner Bell are visit ing relatives in town. Clara Pierce of Colrain attended the grange meeting Tuesday. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Davis of Orange spent Labor Day in town. W. A. Wilcox has returned from his business trip to Loraine, Ohio. Chauncey Plumb of Bennington vis ited at F. C. Barker's this week. Miss Estella Butterfleld has returned to her school at Vermont academy. Frank H. Putnam died Tuesday morning of internal cancerous affec tion. Baseball record: At Readsboro, score 10 to 0 In favor of Whitingham. Labor Day, Whitingham, 3, second team 2, 13 Innings. INTERESTING HISTORICAL FACTS Mrs. Horton Haa a Valuable Collection of Plant Life. The correspondent of the Sunday Republican tells this interesting story: Mrs. Frances . B. Horton, whose home is on Brook street, has a most valuable collection of ferns, rep resenting all the different varieties found in southern Vermont and a few that are exceedingly rare and never found In this section of New England. The ferns are attractively arranged on the terraces near the Horton home, many growing from chinks in the ter race wall, and all presenting a beau tiful exhibition of plant life. They represent between 1000 and 15000 dif ferent species and varieties. Among the number is a hardy fern, which was discovered by Mrs. Horton in Brattle boro three years ago and sent to Har vard college, where a specialist gave It the name of asplenlum ebeneum var- Hortonae. The discovery added a new variety, not only to Vermont's list, but to the flora of the United States. The aspidlum slmulatum, or Massachusetts fern, the only one prob ably ever found in Vermont is one of Mrs. Horton's choice collection. Still another plant of much interest Is the walking fern or the asptdium margin- ale cristatum, of which there Is a large station in Brattleboro, a specimen of which Is now growing luxuriantly among the rocks of the terrace wall; and there is the Virginia fern which came from a bog swamp in the north ern part of the state, none the less thrifty because of its transplanting. There is a magnificent growth of aspidlum trichomanes, woodsia llven sis and woodsia obtusa as well as sev eral specimens of the pterls caplllis ve neris sent from Florida and which has lived through the winter out of doors. The cystopteris bulblfera is a peculiar fern. In that It has three ways of repro ducing Itself, and grows richly under the shadow of the terrace walls. Mrs. Horton has a large bed of maidenhair, splnulosum, flllx-foe-mlna and fllixmaa, the latter of which came Irom Lake superior, a climate resembling that of northern New Eng land. The collection also includes the aspidlum braunil, aspidlum boot til, the cristatum and its variety clln tonlanum and all the onocleas and osmundas. Growing on these same terraces are between 30 and 40 kinds of mosses, while all of the violets found in southern Vermont, including the bird-foot from New Hampshire, are carefully cultivated In this beau tiful fernery, besides large beds of different kinds of orchids. Including all the cyprlpediums, or lady slippers. Mrs. Horton also has a herbarium with 100 kinds of pressed ferns and an equal number of pressed specimens of mosses and lichens, all scientifically labeled ' and classified. These, to gether with 50 different butterflies, moths and dragon files, make up a very valuable collection In themselves, which it has required three years to perfect A cecropia moth which was raised indoors from a cocoon has laid 262 eggs, while a luna similarity con fined has produced 313 eggs. Mrs. Horton's collecton has attracted wide attention, and afforded great pleasure to those Interested in botanical re search. SCORE WAS 11 TO 5. .; Ashuelot, N. H Team Beaten by tha Brattleboros. The first of the baseball games which the so-called Independents of this town have played, was put upon the Fair grounds Saturday afternoon, the visit ors being the strong team from Ash- uelot, N. H. The visitors were defeated 11 to 5. There was an unexpectedly large at tendance, quite sufficient to encourage future games while the season lasts. The local team was mostly made up of Wheel club players, strengthened by the addition of Tucker and Ferriter of the Y. M. C. A. nine. The game was won by superior fielding. Walte and Sheridan played well at first and Tucker and L. Allen made some stun ning catches of flies In the outfield. For the men from over the mountain Hanley, the catcher, put up the warm est proposition that has been seen in a long time. In throwing to bases, es pecially, he got rid of the ball quicker than a flash. His work was much ap plauded. Batting honors were about even but when the New Hampshire boys hit the ball they hit it on the seam. The score: Brattleboro AB B PO A E - Allen. 3 6 3 3 4 0 Stolte, D 2 1 3.1 Waite, 1 5 1 8 0 0 Front, c 3 1 9 2 0 t Tucker, m 0 8 2 1 3 Ferriter, r 3 10 0 0 R. Allen. 1 ft 1 3 0 0 Brasnr, 2 , ft 1 3 0 0 Ellis, p B 1 12 0 Total 41 12 27 13 4 Asbuelot AB B PO A E McCaugbera 3 4 1 3 1 1 Qualters, r 5 2 14 4 Smith, 3 4 13 3 1 Sherman, 1 S 0 1 0 1 Butler, m 6 12 0 0 Hanley, c 6 13 3 1 W. Sheridan, 1 4 1 9 0 0 B. Sherman. 1 4 3 0 0 0 Thompson, p 4 3 1 4 1 0 0 4 11 2 0 0 06 Total 40 1122 14 Brattleboro 2 14 0 0 Asbuelot 1 0 0 3 0 Runs, L. Allen, Stolte, Walte. Froat 2, Tucker, Ferriter 2, Braaor 3. McCaugbern, Butler, Han ley, R. Sberldan, Thompson. Earned rnns, Asb nelotS. Two-base bits. Hanley, W. Sberldan. Three-base bits, Qualters, Butler, Thompson. Struck out, by Ellis 6, by Thompson 6. Wild ' E itches, Thompson 3. Passed ball, Hanley. Hit 7 pitched ball. Frost, Smith. Time lh 40m. Umpire, D. McCormlck. Ferriter out, bunt; Walte out, interference. Tomorrow's Game. Hinsdale's first-rate aggregation will come over the river tomorrow and endeavor to do up the local Independ ents. The game will be played at the Fair grounds at 3:30 o'clock. The battery from Hinsdale will be Monroe and Brooks, and from the Brattleboros Ellis and Frost. With such good fel lows pitted against each other the con test ought to be sharp and snappy. The Hinsdales defeated the str. Shelburne Falls, Mass., team last Sat urday by a score of 4 to 3, and they will put practically the same team in the field for the game tomrrow. BRATTLEBORO MARKETS. Wholesale and Retail. QBAIX AND FEED RETAIL. Artie Wilkins. 7 Running high Jump 1st prize value 32, 2d 31. Won by Hugh Craw- George Ely Burrows and family will return to their home In Rochester the a" or the week. William Wright recently dug 23 Winds of potatoes from a single hill, tie product of a single potato. George Bixby has been showing sam of corn, fine, full grown ears J"wn in 93 days from seed called wnada Cap. Mr. and Mr J P nv went Tues- y to visit in Amherst and will go Sunderland before their return at tke end of the week. 8everal men went from here Tues tey night answering the summons for to from Joel and Everett Gains dur- ln the burning of their barn. Mrs. D. w. Burnham and her daugh- Mrs. E. A. Howard with" son of Haven. Conn., have been recent Nests at Mrs. M. B. Conable's. H. Bishop of Easthampton came " Rev. and Mrs. Adams and is their " for some time. Miss Alice Ad teM ' taking a vacation in Blanford vicinity. e pastor of the M. E. church and Jral of his parishioners attended worth Ipaotia mnventlon In Ley- " Monday. Mrs. F. S. Merrifleld a paper. Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Stratton went to l'ngfleld Wednesday to visit Mrs. tton s son and wife. Mr. and Mrs. rSe Chapln, purposing to spend a or more. , Uis Bullock, principal of a school Plaitifli. xr t v. n ha been "iirig some time at Cedar Lawn rher fri -n i Miss Rirlxr. n-n-neu "er home last Saturday. J1 entertainment given by the a' of the Congregational church J,i3r afternoon and evening was a t . , l.illa FOX "Tie in Newtonville. Mass., Tuesday, after a three weeks' stay with their aunt Mrs. J. Burrows. Mrs. E. L. Wood and daughters and . . , .A thAli. hsimA in son Ernest, reiurneu m r-omrton N. J.. FrUicv .no.ning after a stay of several weeks with Mrs. Wood's father, J. E. Hubbard. Is 8 3 legged race 1st cash value 31. 2d 50c. Not contested on account of lack of time. 9 Hop, skip and Jump 1st cdsh value 31.50, 2d 31. Won by Louis Gor ham. 2d Henry Eveleth. 33 ft 9 In. 10 Putting shot 1st cash value 31, 2d 50c. Weight of shot, 21 lbs. Won by Will Prouty, 2d Arthur Dodge. 24 ft. 6 in. 11 Tug of war cash value 35. A team from West hill, captain, Joe Kent, Will Kent. Ben Wood, Willis Wood WEST DOVER. Mrs. Sarah Estey of Wilmington, viaitln at Mrs. E. K. Cook's. vir. T J Snow has been visiting in and Earl Wilbur, against a team from Miller's Falls and Rowe. Mass., ine paoi me vumnc toiiuuu, ... ...... Miller s aus anu O'Connors, Harry Houghton, Har- wee' . . . .. m.nin nr Cobb and C. S. Willard. Won by School commenceu - t h, with Miss Bemi. teacher, and an at- Westhlll. tendance or 1 J pupiw. - ner the Walpole brass band, headed by Mrs. Ella Dennlson Harris died at tne marimal. led the crowd to Wilber's her home here Saturday, Sept 5. after fleld where the two ball games were ... C 1 Un .ram a tlUSband , -J A a tra ma tt nM fntth a long Illness. yiuyeu. m and son. a father, one cromer - Moned round oan was piayea ay iwu Rhe was a dutiful daughter, a ioca teams. Andrew J. Palmer and devoted wife and loving mother and a Henry smith were chosen captains. wind neighbor ana win uc e.-- A feature or ine game wiui.ii m GUILFORD. Miss J. Ethel Leach returned to her school duties at Northfleld this week. The novel spectacle of a flower of the night blooming cereus at full expanse at mid-day was seen at the Gale farm Monday. The plant stood out of doors and had planned to open Sunday night, but the cold wave struck It suddenly and gave it such a chill as to delay operations till next day. "The best laid plans o' mice and men aft gang agley," and sometimes nature's plans too. missed In the church and home. teresting throughout was the brilliant Dlavlne by Captain William Robertson, 81 years old, conceded by all to be the star player of the game. Won by Palmer's team, 14 to 9. At 3 o'clock a game between Bellows Falls and Putney was played and won by the visiting team. Score, 5 to 0. While the outcome of this game was a was in WESTMINSTER WEST. George and Abbie Wellman left Mon day for Dean academy. Franklin, Mass. O H. Hall and men from Brattleboro have been slating the village school j r-amnbell disaDDointment to Putney, it Wai' tft Worcester. Mass., and some respects the best game of the attend school at Woroeswr. M Batteries wre. Putney, Mon- Vermont academy, respectively. Bellows Falls. Farns- Maud Goodell teaches In West Ches- wortn and Cray. Both batteries did terfleld, Stella uooaeu . - excellent worn ana ine vimiing ieiu xTor York. May Goodell in . .., niv m, throughout, while Orange, Mass.. and Nellie Cutting in our boy. made maJty errors , tne neid. Hamilton. Mass. It Is hoped that another game can be t .n ramDbell of Green River was arrangea in me ,.ear ..ulu,c ...... Russell Campoeu u om teams. The' band gave a concert in front of the Town hall In the evening from 8 KU V ' .. " ,i,lv ill while at his same teams. recently .. . Hi-d .-other's.. W. - .uhii.b He died bodv was taken 10 - ESme. yesterday for burial. Fearful Odds Against Him, to 9, which was enjoyed by a large number of people. It is estimated that at least 400 peo ple saw the ball game In the afternoon. a lare-e number were present .JJJon alone and destitute. Such tnrouBhout the entire day, and all are 1 ' . .k. mndition of an 010 . arknowledee the effort a sue Midler bv name of J- J- Havens, Ver- L'snd see It repeated another year. iailles, O. For years he wa tors nor meaicm" with Kidney disease and "'J jirinH srave him relier. ai ors nor - BMm It put ITlnTon his fe7, jn short order and now he testifies. plete -i m n the road to com nn a!ltttl for reC,Vr?-troubles and all forms of Stomach and Bowel Com nniv 50c. Guaranteed by F. S4 uver ..u . . .-, com- of Windsor. Ct, was present 1 p. - Drug-gists. d very acceptably. Alfred it. o.a.. DUMMERSTON. The grange held an interesting meeting with good attendance Tuesday evening. There was an animated dis cussion of the question and compari sons between the Improvements in kitchens and pantries and those on the farm. The next meeting will be Sept 22. An average of 1,538,270 words a day are transmitted by the government celegraph service of Great Britain to newspapers alone, conveying Intelli gence for the people. It takes but a few words, however, to transmit to the world at large the important fact that the G. O. Taylor Old Bourbon and G. O. Taylor Old Bourbon Whiskies are pure, well-aged and healthful bever ages and deserve their high reputation. Sold by Licensed Dealers generally. Look on the label and over the cork and you will see proprietors' Arm name. Sealed bottles only. HALIFAX, Miss Cornelia Ward of Southbridge, Mass., formerly of the state normal school at Brldgewater, Mass., a teacher of large experience, has been engaged to hearers could not help shivering, and teach school In Dist No. 12, Thorn- gome of the men and boys would leave Rev. Aaron Leland, Founder of Chester Baptist 8ociety in 1786. The following Interesting facts In connection with Rev. Aaron Leland, founder and pastor of tha Chester Baptist Church society were brought forth at the centennial reunion Thuis day, at Chester, of that church and its branches. Mr. Leland was born in Holliston, Mass., May 28. 1761. and died In Chester Aug. 25, 1832. In 1786 he bought a farm there of 53 acres, paying 106 3530 for the same. During Mr. Leland's pastorate he baptized 496 people In Chester alone, and would at times go on foot many miles to attend funerals. In 1813 the Rev. Mr. Leland was chaplain of the 2d Reg. Vt. mHitla, and in 1804 was elected deputy grand master of the grand lodge of Vermont masons at a meeting held in Middle- bury. In 1828 he was nominated for governor of Vermont but declined to serve on account of his church work. Mr. Leland held nearly all the town offices, representing the town in the legislature several terms, and perform ing other duties of public trust. At the town clerk's office there are 314 marriage certificates recorded over the name of the Rev. Aaron Leland. Several interesting stories are re corded of Mr. Leland. One Sun day while he was preaching in his high pulpit, he could see through a window that a hard rain storm was coming up, and on a hill side back of the church was a crop of grain ripe and ready for the barn or shed, and It was sure to be damaged by the storm. Mr. Leland stopped in the midBt of his ser mon, called the attention of his breth ren to the fact, took off his coat, laid it on the pulpit, and led the men out and gathered the threatened crop and then returned to the church for the conclusion of the service. On another time during a very cold Sunday while he was preaching, there was an old box stove in the church which would take In wood about 3 feet long, the stove pipe being run out of a broken window. It seems that tne stove was not large enough to heat the room, and in the coldest weather his COLDEST ON RECORD. Nsw Mark Established by the Summer of 1903. With the last day of August, the summer of 1903 passed Into history as the coldest recorded by the weather bureau. June reached the record of 1881. July was Just a little bit off normal, but not enough to keep Its fel low months of the summer from tak ing the average temperature a frac tion below the figure reached in 1897. The average temperature during June, July and August, figuring the last day of August at the normal, was 69 degrees. In 1897 the average tem perature was recorded at three quarters of a degree higher. The av erage temperature during August was 69.5 degrees, nearly two degrees lower than the lowest mark the month ever reached. In 1897, and eight times previous to that year, the average temperature for August was recorded as 71 degrees. Weather observers of the old school have looked askance at the pe culiar conduct of the elements during the last 30 days, but the Inhabitants of tenements have enjoyed the unsea sonable coolness which brought woe to numerous summer hotel keepers. VERMONT AT ANTIETAM. Three as Hill, beginning with the fall term, Sept 2. NATURE'S OWN CURL Hyomei Cures Catarrh Without Dan gerous Drugging of the Stomach. Not until Hyomei was discovered has it been possible to truthfully say that a remedy for catarrh was known. This remedy is breathed through the Hyomei Inhaler for a few minutes four times a day, and during that time every particle of air taken Into the air passages and lungs Is Impregnated with the germ killing and health giving Hyomei. It Is the only treatment that cures catarrh. Stomach drugging often causes dis ordered digestion or brings on some other diseases and never makes a per manent cure of catarrh. Hyomei not only kills the germs In the throat and air cells In the lungs and enters the blood with the oxygen, killing the germs in the blood. It frees the mu cous membrane from poisonous mi crobes and gives perfect health. A eompletetoutflt costs but 31.00, and includes an Inhaler, sdropper and suffi cient Hyomei for several weeks treat ment George E. Greene has so much faith in the merit of Hyomei that he agrees to return the money to any purchaser who may be dissatisfied. their seats and go to the stove, which disturbed the elder. On this occasion Mr. Leland stopped preaching and said, "I do not expect any more young men will go to the stove unless they have large holes in the heels of their stockings." The pastor was not fur ther annoyed during the winter. During the history of the church at North Springfield there have been 19 settled pastors. The first church was erected in 1816. and In 1835 the present building was erected. Seven hundred and seventy-three persons have been connected with the church society since its organization. 669 having united by baptism. The first pastor was Beman Boynton. in 1809, continu ing as such until about 1816. ' At the centennial exercises, there stood in one corner of the church a table on which was shown the portraits of all the pastors from 1839 to the pres ent time, and many of the pastor's wive. O . O.Taylor Whiskies, absolutely pure llo,aof What is Life? In the last analysis nobody knows. but we do know that It is under strict law. Abuse that law even slightly, pain results. Irregular living means de rangement of the organs, resulting in Constipation, Headache or Liver trou ble. Dr. King's New Life Pills quickly re-adjusts this. It's gentle, yet thor ough. Only 25c at F. H. Holden & Co.'s Drug Store. O. O. Taylor Vhiskle. good aa the beat. Monuments Mark Vermont's Part in a Bloody Battle. Three monuments have been erected In memory of the Vermont troops which took part In the famous battle of Antietam. They are blocks of Barre granite, each on a suitable base and bearing the name of "Vermont" In heavy block letters on the base. The monument to the First Vermont Brigade stands where the right of the skirmish line of the brigade stood In the afternoon of Sept 17, 1862, to the east of the Dunker church, about which the heaviest fighting of the battle took place and near the "Sunken road," so prominently mentioned In de scriptions of the battle. It bears at the top the Greek cross of the Sixth Army Corps and the following inscrip tion: "Old Vermont Brigade 1861- 1865. Brig.-Gen. W. T. H. Brooks, Sec ond Division Sixth Corps. Second Regi ment, Major James H. Walbridge, Third Regiment, Major Thomas O. Seaver, Fourth Regiment Lieut-Col. Charles B. Stoughton. Fifth Regiment Col. Lewis A- Grant; Sixth Regiment Major Oscar S. Tuttle." The monument to Co. F, First U. S. sharpshooters, stands on the Keedys vllle pike. It bears the corps badge of the Fifth Army Corps, to which the regiment was attached in the Maryland campaign, and the following Inscrip tion "1861-1864. Company F, First Reg iment U. S. Sharpshooters: First Sergt. Henry E. Kinsman, enlisted 177; killed and died of wounds 32; died of disease 12; wounded 45." The monument to the two Vermont companies In the Second regiment of sharpshooters, stands on the avenue near the Hagerstown pike and In the rear of the Dunker Church. It bears the badge of the First Army Corps, to which the Second sharpshooters was attached surmounting the following In scription: "Second Regiment. U. S. Sharpshooters. September 17. 1862. Company E, Capt Homer R. Stough ton; Company H. Lieut Albert Buxton." The monuments were made and erected by Wells & Lamson of Barre. 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