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WINDHAM COUNTY REFORMER, BRATTLEBORO, VT., THURSDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1903.
"Better IbananyUkum powder made. " I av .a" s .'1A. MURDER INFIRST DEGREE MRS. ROGERS FOUND GUILTY OF KILLING HER HUSBAND. Used and endorsed by more physicians and trained nurses than any other powder in the world for all affections of the skin. Itching, Chafing, Face Blotches, Heat Hush, Sunburn, Pimples, Hives, After Shaving, Tender, Aching Feet, Perspi ration Odors, lied Sores, Accidental llurus, Truss Irritation, any Soreness. The most perfect powder made for BABY AND TOILET Is not highly perfumed, so it cannot harm the most delicate skin. At druggists or by mail. 25c Avoid cheap powders. DID YOU EVER CONSIDER how much you could save on a monument bought at this season of the year? We wish to have work for our workmen in the dull season and will make the price very low. Write us andsee if this is not so. C. D. SWASEY & CO., Cranite Manufacturers, Office anil Works opposite C. V. Station, BARRE, VT. RAN DOLL'S BAKERY (Successor to J. E. Jacobs.) NO. 47 MAIN STREET. BreadRolls Doughnuts--Pies CakesCookies Jelly Roll Cup Cake Cream Puffs The Best Biscuit Buns Telephone Call 49-11. SPECIAL AGENT FOR THE PRUDENTIAL INSURANCE CO., OF AMERICA. Choice Farm Loans In Eastern Washington and No. Dakota are worthy of an early t n vent ipat ion on the lutrt of caret ul inventor at of ering the greatest inducement for the sale and profitable employment of idle or Biirplua funds. Our carefully selected Farm Ixians net five ier cent, interest and form an unquestioned security. We solicit correspondence from in vestors." VT. LOAN & TRUST CO. Brattleboro, Vt. F. B. PUTNAM, General Agent. CUT FLOWERS. You can nlways find a nice lot of Cut Flowers and Potted Plants for all occasions. Also Floral Designs at reasonable prices. X. MoGIIjIjIVRAT HAII.HOlM. TIME TABLE CENTRAL VERMONT RY. I'.IIecllve Oct. ii, '03. Trains leave Hratrlehoro as follows: ' 6.23 a. m., Itaily tor Kprtnglield, week days for New York. 7.26 a. ni., Week days Tor New London: connect; at Miller Kail (or Troy; at Palmer for Hom on. 7.60 a. 111., Week days for South lmdonderrv. 9.07 a. 111., Week Uaya for Springfield and Sew York. 10.18 a. m.. Week daya for Millers Falls, connect ing for itiwtmi. 1.27 p. 111., Week days for Springfield and New York. S.54 p. m., Sundays only for Springfield and New York. 4.3.1 p. ni.. Week days for Springfield and New x era. JB p. m.; Week days for New London and New York via. Norwich Line Steamer; connects at Palmer for Koston. B.4R p. ni.. Week days for South Lonnonaerry. Pfr-Snliject to change without notice. E. H. FlTZHl'flH. V. 1'. and l. M.. Ht. Allians. J. E. BKNTLEY, W. F. A., St. Albans. Stella Bates Goat Free Leon Parham Guilty of Murder In Second Degree Corti Murder Case Nearing End $50,000 8uit Againit Faotory, -The Jury at Bennington in the case of stnte vs. Mrs. Mary M. Rogers for the murder of her husband, Marcus Rogers, in August 1903 returned a vor diet Tuesday morning of murder In the first degree. Mrs. Rogers gave no sign of emotion and seemed the most uncon corned of any person In the room. Sen tence was suspended until next Tues dity.The Jury was discharged and court adjourned until Tuesday. Mrs. Rogers, relying upon the ability of her counsel to present her case consented (Saturday to submit It to the Jury without mak ing any defence. This, It Is said, Is the first time in the history of Vermont courts that a person charged with murder has allowed the case to rest on evidence submitted by the prosecution. The closing arguments began Saturday morning, before a large audience. O. M. Barber made the closing argument for the state, and mercilessly arraigned the prisoner laying much stress upon the testimony of the handwriting ex perts. F. C. Archibald of Manchester made the closing argument for the de fense, and his only effort was to dis credit the testimony of the prosecution. The charge of Judge Watson was rather Impartial. He said that the tes timony of Leon Perhnm, the self-confessed accomplice, was not to be disre garded and that the failure of the de fendant to take the stand or to call witnesses should not prejudice her case. In summing up for the prosecution, State's Attorney Shakshober laid par ticular stress upon the testimony of Levi Perham the confessed accomplice of Mrs. Rogers in the alleged murder of her husband. His story, said the state's ittorney was without doubt an accur ate account of the facts. He argued that Mrs. Rogers was the only person who could have profited by Rogers's death. Her guilty love for Morris Knapp and her desire to obtain the in surance on her husband's life he said, was sufficient motive for the crime. D. A. Gulltlnan for the defence ad vanced lines that surprised many. He took the ground that Morris Knapp had a motive for killing Marcus Rogers If any one had. that Perham was his friend, and that he might have done It for him. He made a strong attack up on the testimony of Leon Perham, who. he said came upon the stand and gave his testimony under an assurance of Immunity. He characterized Morris Knapp as the blackest scoundrel who ever came upon this witness stand. He attempted to refute some of the state's claims but advanced no new ar gument. The inconsistencies are such that the defence were obliged to admit considerable of Importance. Even If nothing Is done to prevent the carrying out of the sentence of leath which will be passed upon Mrs. Rogers under the Vermont law, the case cannot be carried Into execution before 1905. The law provides that a session of the legislature must Inter vene between the time the sentence of leath Is passed and Its execution. The last execution took place in 1892, when Sylvester Bell of Fairfax, was hanged for the murder of his wife. Leon Perham was arraigned and pleaded guilty to a charge of murder In the second degree. The plea was ac cepted. He will be sentenced next Tuesday. Miss Estella Bates, Indicted with Mrs. Rogers for complicity In the mur der was before Judge Watson Tuesday morning. At the request of (he state's attorney her case was nol prossed and she was discharged. She will go to a married sister in Lansingburh, N. Y. The Now Ordinance Department Cupt. C. F. Burnham of Burlington, who has been Inspector of rifle prac tlce In the First Regiment, V. N. G., will In the future be the chief officer in the ordinance department, Just or ganized. He will retain his rank aa captain and will have two aergeanta to assist him In the department. The new department was organized on a footing similar to the regiments In oth er states. The rifle practice will be superintended by Captain Burnham aa heretofore and the team will be under his direction at Sea Girt, N. J., in the national shoot held each year. Other wise the duties will be the usual ones fulling upon an olllcer In charge of the ordinance department. Meeting of Vermont Dairymen. The 34th annual meeting of the Ver mont Dairymen's association will open a three days' session In Burlington Tuesday, January 5. Among the speak ers who will be present are Oov. Hoard and H. C. Adams of Wisconsin. Prof. Decker of Ohio, Henry Van Dresser of Cobleskill,' N. Y., E. Sudendorf of St. Louis, Q. M. Whltaker of Boston, Prof. Hills of Burlington. Gilford Plnchot, chief of forestry, Washington; M. A. Adams of Derby and Marvin Clark of Williston. The meetings will be fol lowed by a banquet, at which the fol lowing will make after dinner speech es: D. J. roster, toastmaster; speak ers, Gov. McCullough, Lieut. Gov. Stan ton. Superintendent Ranger, Mr. Scarff, Gov. Hoard, H. C. Adams, Mr. Dresser, Mr. Sudendorf and Prof. Decker. Suea for $50,000. The photographic dry plate factory formerly operated at Burlington by the Lumlere North American company, a London corporation, has been attached by F. J. White, former manager of the concern, for $30,000. This amount Mr, White claims is due under a contract made with him for five years' services at 110.000 a year, which contract he says has been broken. It Is under stood that the North American com pany has been succeeded by the A Lumlere company of Lyons. France, by he terms of a lease, and that Mr. White was discharged as a result of he change. Mr. White contends that there has been no lease and that his contract as manager Is still binding. The attachment filed has caused a sus pension of operations at the factory, where new machinery was being in stalled, preparatory to starting up Jan. 1 with about 200 hands. A Rousing Good Time. The Rutland Humane aoclety Tues day entertained 200 of the poorest people of the country dlMtrlcta in that part of the state. It was the most fur- reuchlng charitable event ever held there. All were given a chicken dinner, nearly all were clothed throughout with winter clothing. Enough clothes were used to atock a large store. All the guests were brought In big wagons and sleighs and were taken home again. A large part of the children were never in Rutland before. The Daughters of Vermont at their lust monthly meeting voied to send traveling library to the mountain re gions of the south, which will be known aa the B'irton library, nanvtd in hon or of the president, Mia. William A liarton. The saw mill of Harry Daniels of Cabot was burned Thursduy night. The mill was a new one and equipped with new machinery. No one admits seeing the fire and it was not discovered un til morning when it was found in ashes. The loss is $2000, no insurance. Ira O. Brown, the young man who stole $30 from the North Congrega tional church at St. Johnsburv, Dec 9, wus brought Into county court Mon day and ordered Bent to the Wateruury insane asylum. He will remain there until the June term of court nhen a report on his sanity will be made by the asylum authorities. Anthony McNeely, who was arrested about three weeks ago on the charge of having embezzled $1,400 from the Hut- land Railroad Co. while acting as treasurer of the Burlington freight of fices, waived examination Dec. 16 and was held for county court In the sum of $1,000. The case will be tried at the March term of county court The Corti Murder Case. Evidence In the trial of Alexander Oarretto, charged with the murder of Ell Corti In Barre, October S. was com pleted at Montpeller Tuesjay morning. The arguments were then begun, R. A. Hoar opening for the state. He was followed by F. L. Laird. W. A. Lord will close for the respondent, and State's Attorney Senter will sum up the case for the state. Prosecution laid stress on the testimony of the state's witnesses, in regard to the shooting and said the evidence of the pounding of Garretto rested upon four witnesses, namely Broglnl. Valpl, Albino Corti, and Mrs. Corti. Each witness had been contradicted by his or her own evi dence. Defence dwelt on the failure of the state to show any motive and said It was more reasonable to suppose that the respondent was being pounded when he fired. He argued that the an archists went to the hall to make trouble. Mrs. Charles Laramie attempted suicide at Barre Thursday night by uklng a large dose of camphor and later Iodine. She will recover. Mrs. Laramie's husband is dead and she had been living at the house of her father-in-law, where she received a caller to whom they objected. Trouble ensued and, enraged, she took poison. The board-of railroad commissioners have been Investigating at Burling ton this week the cause of the wreck on the Rutland railroad between Burl ington and Shelburne on January 2 last when five men were killed. It was rumored at the time of the wreck that the wild engine, which collided with the north-bound flyer, was speeding to Shelburne to be attached to Dr. Webb's private car. This rumor was em phatically denied by Dr. Webb at the hearing. 1 ST, STRAYED or STOLEN By MARY WINTHROP Copyright, 1902, by T. C. McClure. HE man who said that a big anurtuient house wua a vil lage lu itself didn't know a thing ubout it, or. else lie had never been In a village. Lord! I would ny It wua a collection of hostile camps, with a Janitor aa the only meuiia of communication." By way of vnipbasla for bis words Frank Lane throw across tbe room tbe guyly Illustrated magazine be bud been pretending to read. It landed wllb a crash, bringing with It to the floor a small vuse which stood on the comer of tbe uiuntel. Broken blta of porce lain rolled in nil directions. Tbe young mini started to bis feet. Tbe vuse was one of his, childish rel ics. Every bit wus precious. But lie sunk back with a groan. lie bud for gotten bis sprained tinkle. Tbe pain in It made him remember. It was almost Intolerable for a few mo menta. It ut that was not what brought tbe tears to bis eyes tears of weak ness and loneliness. He was remem bering that It was tbe day before Christmas and that he was stmt tip lu bis bachelor apartments with a sprain ed ankle. A solitary dinner at tbe club Joseph W. Fowler, of Manchester, has been commissioned by Governor McCullough as a trustee of the Ver mont Industrial school, in place of Thomas M. Deal, of St. Albans, resigned. The butter tub mill of Nebun Murray at South Lincoln, was burned Friday morning with a large quantity of tubs ready for shipment. The Are caught from, a spark from a stove. The loss is $3,000 with no Insurance. Work of the. State Laboratory. The state laboratory of hygiene has been brought into prominence owing to the analysis of mnterial which la un der suspicion, and the calling of the director, Dr. M. J. Wiltse as expert witness during the trial of criminals. The director claims that had the state paid the usual price for the examina tion of the stomach Rnd other organs of Marcus Rogers, whose wife Is now on trial for alleged murder In court at Bennington, It would have cost In the vicinity of $700. As it stands when the analysis is made by him as a state of- fleer, the expense Is less than a hun dred dollars. At this time the state board of health Is being called upon to enforce strict quarantine In such cases 1 30 President Allan D. Brown of Nor wich University Is critically 111 at Ash eville. N. C, where he and Mrs. Brown went a few weeks ago to pass the win ter for the benefit of the formers health. Their son. Pierce Brown, 1 cadet In Norwich university, left lm mediately for Ashevllle. It had been reported that President Brown's health was much improved by the change of climate and this latest news comes as a shock to the many friends throughout the slate. Arthur and James McCarty of Burl ington have been arrested charged with secreting goods from the stock of clothing owned by A. F. McCarty after he hod been petitioned Into bank ruptcy. After the Inventory the trus tee discovered that goods had been ab stracted and the property valued at about $3,000, was found at a farm house In Colchester and whs taken Into custody. The McCartys Vere held In $800 each for trial at the February term of V. S. Court at Burlington. mmmtimm ly. "I can't rise little trifle of pralned ankle." "Yea, I know," tbe girl Interrupted sympathetically. "Tbe Janitor told me. 1 11m ao aorry." Tbe man found her pity very sweet. "I don't wunt to trouble you," she went on, "but I niu looking for one of my Christmas presents which is lost, strayed or stolen. It must huve come, for my cousin writes that It was mailed some days ugo." Instinctively Lane spread bis bands ever tbe dulnty trifle lying In bis lap. Yes, the pillow hid It from view. "It is a huudkerchlcf case made of purple silk. As our names look some thing alike, I thamgbt It might have come to yo by uilstuke." She looktd at him expectantly. Now, Lane bud been mentally plan ning how be might keep that handker chief case. He wus a thief in every thing but tbe deed. But he could not answer those searching brown eyes with a He. "Yes, I have It I tbougnt It wus mine." And be held It out weak ly. Then sudden Inspiration came to him. "I wish you wouio let me Keep it," he snid pleadingly. "I will buy you anything else in Its place that you like." Miss Lane's color deepened. "Why?- she asked wonderiugly. Uecause," be said vehemently, "Its the only Cbristmus present I shall have. I have been lying here in the dusk, im agining who might have sent it to me. and I can't bear to give It up. I would not cure so much if I was up and around. You don't know bow blue a fellow gets shut up here all alone. Lit tle things come to count a lot" He looked so helpless lying there on ) the couch that the girl's heart went out ' to bim, and she hud a fashion of fol ; lowing her heart more readily than her bead. "You poor fellow!" she said gen tly. "I know Just how you feci. You sbull keep the handkerchief case. Cous in Laura will never know, and I have several others. And you must count It as a real Christmas present from me. Only don't give me anything In Its place except to wish me a merry Christmas when I come down to see you in the morning. I will bring some of tbe good ies from my home box. They will make you forget all about tbe ankle." She hurried away. Lane did not know that It was because she wished to hide tears brought to her eyes by tbe dumb look of gratitude on bis face. And be lay back and wished that tbe morrow might come. Before another Christmas the two flats were empty. Mr. and Mrs. Lane were keeping house in a large flat on the ground floor.' His wife always de clares that he stole her heart and the handkerchief case at one and tbe same time on that memorable Christmas eve. c HRISTMAS ON AN ICEBERG T HIS 10 In substunce the story of uujr iomu-i iuu, u ;iova Scotia lud of eighteen, who wag taken un uu iiiun8 ui sea ,y g najfr tog ship und treated In Iiellevue w pltal: "Father and I went out (i Cbristmus eve last from Clark's liar, bor. We were after mackerel were doing well, but hud not bien on out when a bay of Fundy fog gj. rounded usj and we concluded to put back. After groping our way east for half an hour we struck ugalnst som. thing, or something struck ugaiust 111 and I was thrown clean overboard. I know now that the keel of our boat col! lided with the spur of u iceberg When I rose to the surface I beard the old man shouting, but I couldn't an swer him, and It seems to me that the spur got between us In the first nlar and then we were sepurated altogether by the entire oerg. 1 inauagod to get on a ledge of the berg uml maintain myself there by bracing my shoulder against a slight projection overheat When I thought I wus on top tbe berg would keel over until I found airseif on tbe side, and at one time it turned a complete somersault and threw at once more Into the water. I bad a good mind to give up then and accept what seemed my fate, but I thought of the folks at home and that niy father being probably drowned the family would have to depend on me. Sa I made another effort The berg wu rolling and presented many sharp points here and there, one of which I seized and by its means lifted myself to tbe ledge from which I had been thrown. "Realizing that I could not maintain myself in that position, I climbed onc more to the top and this time found myself In a saucer shaped cavity. Whipping out my knife, I hacked twty for dear life until I had scooped out wish yon would let 11 k kkkp it. was never wildly festive for Christ mas, but even that was to be denied bim this year. There was a rattling at tbe ball door. Lane hastily brushed aside the tears as tbe wife of the Janitor came in. Wom anlike, she was compassionate. Her face beamed as she cried: "A package for ye, Mester Lane. Th' postman Jest left it, an' I hurried It up. thlnldu' It might cheer ye a bit It's sure some I "pfefferkuehen XMAS WITH THE GERMANS. Scene In tbe Shop and In th Re tirement of Home. As the handsome shops reveal tbe Christmas of the rich Germans, also we see the Christmas Joys of tbe other, the peasant class. The toy stores the dolls in all the national costumes of the world, and windows all bristling with combating soldiers. Candy shops! Candy Is distinctively American. In Germany and France It is bonbons; in ' England sweets. Tbe Germans do not eat candy as a habit as we do, but on Christmas time, according to their Idiom, "It goes loose." But it is the that Is the great dis- Gldeon Reed. Rutland, arrested last week charged with murderously at tacking his wife with gun and knife was allowed to plead guilty to Blmple assault Thursday as his wife was able to be up. He was sentenced to not he had years fought with his without being wife for arrested. Thomas Coulter, employed In the chemical works at Stamford, probably lost both eyes Friday by the fumes of alcohol from a boiler that exploded blowing Into his eyes. The reason for thp explosion is yet unknown. B IISTON tic MAINI-: K. K. Winter Arrangement. In effect Oct. 12, 1903. Conn, and l"anHunipHlc ttlvlttlon. TKAIXS BOOND SOUTH: am. am. pm. pin. pm. 4.40 tUi l.jn 3.U f:U3 5.1S .IB 2.'JO 4.3i t3.r.2 5.4R 2.4S B.iO ft IB B.M KP.IW 3.13 S.2S t4.42 7.23 11.24 4.10 6.20 t5.40 am. aiu. pm. pm. pm- TRAINS BOUND XOHTH. Leave Rellowa Falls 6.30, a. m., 12.08, 3.10, 6.40. 11.06 p. ni. Arr. Wlndjor 8.35 a. m., 1.09, 3.55, ?J5, 11.60 p. m. TBINS VOHTB ROCTND. a. m. Lt. Bellows Falls, Arr. Hrartielmro, Lv. Ao. Vernon, Oreenrielil. Arr. Springfield, The next meeting of the Stat3 Teach ers' association will be held it Middle bury October 20-22, 1904. The commit tee have the work partiall.' arranged and hope for a meeting more successful even than the recent one at St. Johnx-bury. of contagious disease as are now of importance. During the first year of the institution, there were examined 2.726 specimens as compared with 2. 875 the second year, 3.4S3 the third year, 4.491 the fourth year and 5.1 59 the fifth year. During November last there were 642 examinations made at the laboratory which taxed the institu tion to Its utmost capacity. The fore going figures are significant of the benefits which are derived and appeal to all. As Joh-5 W. Amiis was feeding a threshing machine Thursd tv at Chel ea his left hand caught In the separa tor and was mangled so badly that it was necessary to amputate It at the wrist. Mr. Annis resides at White River Junction where he Is a painter and paper hanger and went to Chelsea a few days ago to pass Christmas with relatives. It. Sm-lnetield. t-MI " OrwenneM. t7.12 Hrattlelxiro, t"-57 Arr. Bellows Falls, tl-37 a. m. p. m. p. m. p.m. . iz.ini M1.12 1.46 4.3S S.28 11.05 2..KI 6.:' Kl.18 1 1 -T.2 a.tIS 6.20'lli.MI a. in. p. lu. p. m p.m. TRAINS HOCTH BOOD. Leave Windsor 3.50. 7.20 a, m., 12.28. T2.26 $.05, 6.10 niixeili. p. m. Arr. Bellows Falls M.S6. S.ll a. m., 1.16, t3.ll, $.6!. 6..K1 iinixpfli, p. m. fSiimlavs onlv. Ilailv. U. J. kLanUKKH. ;en. Para, and Ticket Agt Troops A, B, C, D, L and K, 2nd U. S. Cav., which have been stationed at Fort Ethan Allen since April. 1902, left Friday for New York, from which place they sailed Sunday for the Phil ippines. There are 17 officers and 391 enlisted men . in the party. Eight troops of the 15th cavalry arrived at the military poit at Fort Ethan Allen this week to occupy the barracks. The Children 's Remedy BROWN'3 INSTANT RELIEF Thra like fa tekc It. KEEPS I!ir HELl AND HIPPY. Mother Depend Viton It. mrrmrt twnr,vii mird CI rf'rrc.'rrf. All -aler SI It. I'-...: -l I.t tit- X'-RW.T Mi;i.I JNECO AJAX FLAKES fck or tape S4KACbl Containa larrest percrnuirr of protein; iiktmsJ quantity and richness of milk; cotts " man wiwt let-as. 1 fur FEED ROOK, with rrmt choire of main laws ik-Ln-iemn. Bteasure, arm tm to any farmer or HAI I1 in., beraaf Canaorrc.Boon.Maaa. The Rutland Herald's special report aa to the results of local option in Chit tenden county shows that In Burling ton there has been a change for the better. Dives have been driven out md the city has now only 19 licensed places. The number of Intoxicated men Is gradually decreasing. In May there were M arrests In Burlington for Intoxication. In November, ,slx months later, there were but 14 arrests. During November, 1902. there were eight arrests in Burlington for intoxication. From East Concord comes news of a bad skating accident An S-year-old boy, the son of Harry Elliott of Flta dale, was skating on the Connecticut river and broke through the Ice, fall ing Into the water. A Malllette boy tried to get the little fellow out fell in also, and both boys went under. An older Malllette boy then appeared on (he scene, and had It not been for his rapid movements, the Elliott boy would undoubtedly have been drowned. He a- unconscious when taken from the water. Death of Gen. Stephen Thomas. Gen. Stephen Thomas, one of the most noted Vermont generals in the civil war, and former lieutenant gov ernor, died Friday at Montpeller, age 94 years. Death was due to old age. Gen. Thomas was born in Bethel De cember 6, 1809. He came of revolu tionary ancestry, and the military trait appeared in his career when the oppor tunity arose. His father died when he was but four years old and his moth er's circumstances were such that he had to go to work at an early age. He was apprenticed to a woolen manu facturer and later started In business for himself at Hartland. He finally settled In West Falrlee and became one of the leading men of the town. He represented West Falrlee In the general assembly In 1838-9; and also In the years '45, "46 '60 and '61. In the war session of April, 1861, he was the leading war democrat on the floor of the house. He was flfty-one years old when he was commissioned as colonel of the 8th Vt Vols, in February. 1862. He was lieutenant-governor In 1867-8- Other public offices held by him were those of member of the con- j stitutional conventions of 1843 and j 1850, register of probate 1842-6: Judge of probate '47-'49; estate senator 1849-50. relation. His position in tbe business world was entirely due to his own pluck and energy. He had not bad time to moke lady friends. When the woman had enne. he atfll less than 18 months nor more than. looked curIous,y at the plK.kage ,a bi8 two years In the house of correction. ; . ' . Reed protested that this was too much, ; " , '" " OTUS lUlinirilvU K11U LUC i:il ClUpiUg IIIJJ1T torn. The address was blurred, but be could still make out faintly tbe In scription "F. E. Lane" and tbe name of the npartmcnt house. It was really for ti 1 111. His fingers trembled with eagerness as he slipped off the outside wrapper and disclosed dainty tissue paper and ribbons. It must surely be from a girl, he thought Inside was a creation of violet silk, lie eyed It dubiously, but then his face cleared. lie hud seen similar curios In It must be a bandker- prisint a lady fren's been a-sendin' ye." ' tingulsbing delicacy of Chrlstmastlde. The invalid laughed shortly. From i Kot bouse, family or person in Ger- lady friend! He had been raised In : mlny 18 without it It is a sort of hard an orphan asylum and as far as , "P1" ke- uialie 1,1 811 8or,s of shapes, bis knowledge went had not a living I The writer spent last Christmas In uie noine or iwiron von suierorant. "That's all." said the Judge. I should think It was enough," retorted Reed. The Barre Granite Manufacturers association received word Friday that they had been allotted 600 feet space for exhibition at the St. Louis world's fair to be held next year. The granite men have been making preparations toward an exhibit for several weeks. A charter for a stock company with 115.000 caDltal has been secured for the purpose of financing the exhibit and a ' bop windows- start has been made toward subscrip tions to the stock. The manufacturers seen thus far have subscribed J6.000 and there are more yet to be seen. Dr. and Mrs. W. Seward Webb have made elaborate preparations for a Christmas house party nt their home at Shelburne Farms Thursday, Dec. 24. The big mnnslon will be thrown open for New Tork guests and employees and other Invited gifests will partici pate in the festivities. Entertainers from New Tork will nmuse the guests with musical selections, feats of sleight of hand and Juggling. An elaborate supper will be served to all In the large corridor, after which nil will adjourn to the billiard hall where gifts will be distributed from a large tree. The house of Charles Bowles of Woodford was burned with contents Friday. A defective chimney was the cause. The loss was $1200. Taxes amounting to $40,000 and paid by property owners In Burlington are affected by the discovery that the pro ceedings of the board for the abate ment of taxes in the city are alleged to have been Illegal In some respects. It has been the custom. It Is said, of the board to appoint a special committee to consider the question of tax abate ment and it has accepted the report of this committee aa final. It la now claimed that the board should have formulated any change in the assess ment directly and not through a, special committee. Trinity Methodist church at Mont peller was damaged several hundred dollars by the rain storm of Sundaj night. The work of slating the roof is in progress and when the workmen left the Job Saturday night they left about two feet of the roof on the north side of the church entirely un protected. Before the leak was dis covered considerable damage had been done to the plaster and furniture of the church. The trustees Claim that the man who contracted to slate the roof must bear the loss. The damage comes nt a time when Christmas prep arations were in progress and because of this Is peculiarly unfortunate. Time flies, yet the orchestra leader sits still and beats time. We here ob serve that the debilitated invalid should lose no time in using the O. O. Taylor Old Bourbon or chief case. But the nume of the sender? lie took hold of the case gingerly and shook it lie carefully turned it inside out No card appeared. It must have slipped out on tbe way. He sniffed appreciatively. Tbe case was strongly scented with violets. .It almost seemed as If the fair donor herself was glorify ing bis room with her presence. I Yet the question of who had sent It till remained unsolved. He knew whom he wished had sent It the girl in the flat above. She was the girl who. when she came in from the office of an evening, sat down at the piano and rattled off a Jolly twostep that was when things had gone well or crept In quietly and sang soothing lullabies that was when the day's work had left her wornout and blue. Lane sympa thized, for he had felt Just that way himself. "B-r-r-r" rang the electric bell. Lane frowned as be reached his hand back for the button. , Why need common place realities In the shape of the Jan itor break in upon bis day dream? Then he straightened tip suddenly. The figure standing in the doorway Sras not to be confused with the Jnn ltor. It was n girl with rebellious brown curls wandering down to ob trtict n pair of serious dark eyes. It was the girl of the fiat above. The girl stood uncertainly a moment In the gathering dusk, then stepped rorwnrd with sndiler. decision. "I beg your pardon for Intruding on you." he said atmlogelically. "I don't be- eve you can even see who I am In The day before Christmas the drawing rooms were closed. No one dare enter except the bnron and baroness, who came in and out of those rooms very quietly and mysteriously. On Christ mas eve the Brst event of Interest Is the Cbristmus eve dinner, which is characterized by the serving of "karp fen in bier" and the bringing forth from their secret biding places of the fa mous Christmas cakes, marzipan, pfef- fernuesse and pfefferkuehen. Dinner ends with tbe Joining of hands and ali saying, "Gesegnete mahlzelt" Wash lngton Post. A Jnventle Impreaaloa. "I'll be glad when I'm a grownup man," said the thoughtful youngster. "Why?" "Because then I can get my Christ mas presents without having to be good beforehand." Washington Star. Haa Been There Himaelf. "Chris'inus kin be made so much pleasanter ef the stern parunt will on'y let bis mln' wander back tew the time when he made a dash fur tbe ole cbim neypiece himself." sny Oie Nutmeg. Ballads of Yale. Though some are dead and some axa fled To lands of summer over sea. The holly berry keeps hla red. The merry children keep their glee. They hoard with artless secrecy This gift for Maude and that for Molly, And Santa Caus he turns th key On Christmas eve. Heigh-ho, the holly t Amid the enow the birds are fled; The snow Ilea deep on land and lea; The skies are shining overhead; The robln'a tame that was so free. Far north at home the "barley bree" They brew; they give the hour to folly. How "Rab and Allen earn to pree." They sing; we oing. Heigh-ho, the holly! ENVOI. Friends, let us pay the wonted fee. The yearly tithe of mtrfh. be Jolly! It is a duty so to be. Though half wa sigh. Hetgh-ho, nonyi Andrew Lang tbe 'EVfcN AT THE TIME I WAS IN UANGfcll Of PALI.INQ OhF." still deeper hoi low, and after mack bard work I succeeded In gathering quite a pile of pebbles aud sea weed, on which I rested my feet. Meantime my body from the waist up was ex posed. Even at this I was in danger of fulling out or off when the berg rolled over, as it frequently did. 1 wa therefore obliged to be constantly no tbe alert Exhausted froui my eser tions and though fearing that slecf might mean death, 1 could uot resist the drowsiness that came over me; sc I fell asleep. When I awoke after 1 few hours it was uigbt und tbe stars were in the sky. Though uiy bands aud feet were numbed, I did not fed as cold as one might imagine. It S Useless describing my sensations. I thought of the sad Christmas motbv aud the kids would pass without me aud, perhaps, without the old man, an I prayed to God to save me. I w.n glad when the morning came Christ mas moruing but I suffered fearfully from hunger and thirst, especially fr thirst. Christmas day passed over me like Christmas eve. and at tbe daws of the 2i!th I gave up hope. But one should never despair even though hun dreds of miles out nt sou on an-iceberg, for that evening I was taken off the berg by a boat from the barkentine Sea Serpent, commanded by I'aptms Ferguson, and bound for the Azores. The captain treated me well, aud aftot staying on the Azores a few weeks I came to New York In a Liverpool brig-antine. "That is about all," concluded tne young fisherman from ova w And, say, doctor. 1 don t want u spend no more Christmas days on t berg." Washington Post. Revolution Imminent A sure sign of approaching revolt and serious trouble in your system Is Kltty'a rhrlatmas Speech. The rhurch was beautifully decorat ed with Christm-ts greens nnd the atr was laden with their odor. Atbf service was about to begin little Jitty pulled her mother's sleeve and said ia an awe stricken tone. "Oh. don't It smell solemn!" Christian Work. The Dawn of Chrlatmaa. 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