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WINDHAM COUNTS HEFOUMEli, BHATTLKBOHO, VT., Fill DAY, JANUARY 26, 190C.
$50,000 GIFT TO SCHOOL NORTHFIELD SEMINARY RE i i CEIVES TIMELY DONATION. Will Relieva Naed of Court Enlarge P mant Domeatio 8oino Court Will I Ba Added Donor Are Daughter of Woodttock, Vt Woman. I A substantial Rift of $.10,000 hn been 'presented to the Northtleld seminary Xby Mrs. Frederick Lee and Mary Bil lings In honor of their mot her. Mm. .Frederick Billings of Woodstock, the money to bo used for the building of a aclenee hull. Tlila l considered the great need of the school at the present time and the principal. Mis E. 8. Hull, will be ublo to enlarKe the work of the chool and Increase the number of courses. I'nder these changed condl tloiia. the Kill will be able to take a course In domestic science similar to that in the Pratt Institute mid be graduated with diplomas, s The donors are daughters of the late Frederick Billings who was president of the Northern Pacific railroad und mho was a friend and supporter of the schools. f Mrs. Billings and family nuve own frequent visitors at Northtleld. Eleotrio Road Advantage. mi.- !..(. t.iu.iir.la the lllllllllllg lnniu .n.l tha luMlllllir Of .1 il Ull tirvuiu i ...... .- ...v . -- .circular this week to the Interested icitlzens which states the advantages to be derived which are in substance as '..follows: lly means of the electric road ii larger and more rapid growth lot the town of Northtleld. a benellt to Severv citizen of the towns on the route .by Increased accommodations, lower Haxes. Increased value and greater de mand for property, possiuiy ncoi lights and assistance toward improve ment of the town's hlKhwavs. The . tiMiiion-t i ninrup Charles H. i Webster and Archibald D. Flower, state that this route via Ml. Hermon aim Bernardston to Greenfield is in no way to be considered in opposition to the Millers Falls route, there are simply better prospects of Renin a road that way than to Millers Falls. If the road was once established there could be the other to Millers Falls, both com panies using the same tracks from the lower end of Main street to mutual ad vantage. It is proposed that the busi ness end of the line shall be here in Northfteld. giving employment to sev eral men either here or who would move their families here. It Is planned by these Rentlemen Interested. to form a corporation under the laws of Massa chusetts with a capital stock of 1150. 000 to be Issued In 1,500 shares of $100 each. Of these 1.500 shares one-half can be taken by outside capitalists and of the 750 remainliiR the Greenfield merchants have Riven encouragement that they will take a larRe per cent. This would leave the rest to be taken by citizens of Bernardston. Mt. Her mon and Northtleld and the mantiKers say If thev had not confidence in the dividend paylnR ability of the proposed road thev would not ask their friends and neighbors to make the investment. It is not thought probable that the en tire amount will be required, for cap italization but that is the maximum expense which it seemed wise to plan for at this time of proceedings. That the road Is wanted and needed Roes without the sayinR. One man without solicitation has announced his desire to take 20 shares of the stock. To ev ery thoughtful citizen who is looking for the future prosperity of the town these plans are worthy of careful con sideration and It is for the interest of all that liberal subscription be re ceived and the road be thus assured at an early date. The Masonio Quartet Concert. A nnnnart thn t WHH ITHlCh eniOVOd by I a larRe audience was Riven in the town l..J .u.. .,.,io- hv th Masonic J nail rnuaj cc.....p, . - ,,f n( rcroonfleM DRRlsted bv Miss III uai ict . . -Emma Florence Wllkins. soprano of the Boston Concert and Carnival company. The members of the quartette. Messrs. A. J. Mealand, 1st tenor: Charles J. t,Day, 2nd tenor; E. R. Alexander. 1st 'bass; and J. H. Santer. 2nd bass, were Jheard In solos, duets and quartettes. The music was well rendered and the Selections of a classical nature and of nrrter than is usually heard in Si Reneral concert. The work of the tnuartette was excellent, their voices Slendtng most harmoniously and belnR Swell balanced. Miss Wilkins possesses k beautiful lyric soprano voice of much burity and sweetness and Rives bril liant execution of difficult passaRes Kith Rreat ease. Not only has she a Wide range but her higher notes are particularly sweet and powerful. She Is a thorouRhlv trained artist and did xcellent work throughout the concert. One of the pleasant chases of the rvenlng was the , presentation to Miss Wilkins of a large bouquet of daybreak a rnation pinks, by little Bernice Web der. the gift of the O. E. S. Mrs. C. H Webster was accompanist for the ololsts during the evening and as us ual did excellent work. ,'iC. S. Fisher is repairing his barn on ' Torthfleld Mountain. Robert Ware has returned from a ' to weeks' visit in Boston. ,Miss Daisy Holton is visiting her acle's family in Westfleld. Irs. D. M. Wilson is entertainlnR Jr cousin from New York. Mrs. N. P. Wood spent a few days Biting In Brattleboro this week. Borne repairing has been done to ( te flooring in the Unitarian church. H Green and family are planning f v spend the month of February in Bob s' i 0. - It is said that the Murdock farm is i be used this next season as a sheep jnch. Mrs. Grace Chamberlain has finished work for the druggist. A. U. tcirge. Mrs. H. H. Chamberlain is very low A her recovery is now thought to be 1 i possible. Irs. G. N. Kidder has recovered from t grip so as to be able to resume work 1 Hhe store. Hiss Louise Flske is still In Shel fne caring for her father who is Idually failing. fcr. and Mrs. J. B. Callender are vls Ir their daughter. Mrs. Edith Nor t, at her home in Cambridge. Jr. and Mrs. F. W. Doane entertain--' . a card party at their pleasant home t 'Warwick avenue Tuesday evening, trs. George F. Pentecost. Mrs. Ar- l u- Phillips and little son Judson are i aiding a few weeks at their summer i e. ir. an 4 Mrs. E. F. Howard enter f ped the school teachers, at their tse on HiRhland avenue Monday (Ping. Jeveral of the streets have been ed by the selectmen against coast t as several accidents have already njrred. i ?he ladies of the Unitarian Sewing iety held all day meetings Tuesday Thursday in the parlors of the Un jlan church. Charles Stearns, a former resident this town as a manager of the branch ire for Woodbury and Lesure. was in n Wednesday. the four months' old baby of Mr. and . Clarence Buffum died Thursday of tvulsions and the body was taken to tnington. Vt.. for burial. . Ir. and Mrs. C. C. Stearns entertain ("hursday afternoon and evenlnR the fibers of the republican committee (Which Mr. Stearns is chairman. W. N. Fay Smith has resumed his tial pastorate of the Mt Hermon church rIvIiir one Hunday u mouth to It. the other three lo the i:oimroKii tlonui church In this town. Haturday one of the students, while conation on l hi seminary campus, coi llded with another sled and In omo wuy broke the large bone lust auove the ankle. Klin was removed at once to the Betsey Moody collage, Kcoiiomlcal housewives and all oth ers who wish to mako "Unit grocery bill" smaller will reud with Interest the advertisement in unother column of H. II. Hinlth, who opens next week a cash grocery store In connection with his bakery business. William Dresser, though Bouiewhat Improved at lust accounts. Is still very sick with pneumonia which followed an attack of the mcaslea so the services of it trained nurse are required. Sev eral of the children are sick with the measles, also Mr. Dresser's father, who Is quite advanced in years. Donald McComiuRhy, '08, is the lead er of the Mt, Hermon Mandolin club. There are at present nine members and as regular practice Is held the club Is just RettliiR Into fine shape. It Is ex pected that quite a few engagements will be made with neighboring towns lo give entertainments as they will be accompanied by n reader and soloist. The otllcers of Henrv II. Johnson post were Installed Friday afternoon by F. J. Stockbrldge. the Installation hl.lnir private. A hot dinner was served to lliem at noon by the ladles of the W.' It. C and a social hour was mueli en Joyed. The day was perfect and a good number were present. In the after noon, it being the regulur meeting of the corps, they with a great deal of pleasure welcomed to their member ship Mrs. Alvin George. The ladles of the 'Unitarian society are industriously preparing for the an nual fair which will bo held on 'iiiurs duy and Friday evenings, Feb. 1 and 2. A chicken-pie supper will be served on Thursday evening followed by a plav entitled The Champion or iter Sex. Gaily decorated booths will be In charge of competent clerks who will articles both useful and ornamental for sale. During the evening several fancy bedqullts will be sold. On Friday evening me oyster supper will be followed by dancing for which music will be furnished by Bry ant's orchestra of orange. The warm damp weather has caused the snow to wholly disappear and evervthing has the appearance of spring. The unseasonable weather has caused much remarK irom me oiucm residents. One of the varieties given us hv the weather clerk recently, was a blizzard of short duration, which so darkened the sky that it was neces sary to light the gas in tno places oi business. One of the very unusual fentiircH of this peculiar winter has been the absence of any Ice bridge at Munn's ferry preventing; crossing wltn teams. Wednesday what little ice there was on the river went out. It had been thick enough so that some had cut their ice for the next seuson. LEYDEN. HI 11,1 C..ir.ranio Wont t(l OrOll- (leld the lust of the week remainlnn: over Sunday. tt.,., tMUU T mi.lnn1 ilf i lrPnfllt(l visited her friend. Mildred Severance, the first of last ween. i rtnH Mru fi C Severance spent .... ra.mntlv nt tliA home of their daughter. Mrs. A. G. Gallupe. in Green River. Vt. Charles and Walter Robertson. W. A. Barker. S. C. and H. D. Severance ....i. , nm.iittl nieetlntr nf the Valley Fair association at the Brooks house, Brattleooro. iriuay. A .m. havtt aanlirorl thpit ICQ but the prospect for the rest is not good. The thermometer novers arounu oo mm snow and ice are about all gone at the present time and fog was very dense at noon Tuesday. T ,rlM lo maklnc nrcnnni I InnR for ucjucii . " . . . i. " ' r. its annc' ugar supper which will be h&ld F svenlng. Feb. 2. It Is ex- pecte two dramas will De pre- aenti iverythiiiR will be done to make ening enjoyable and Inter esting. cordial invitation is ex tended to All. SOUTH VERNON. tjov T M Rlnnchard will preach In the chapel Sunday at 11 a, m. ffa nnrtls Severance and' Mrs. Alon- zo Wheeler are on the sick list. fo cmHh anA rinuchtpr from the state of WashlnRton and Mr. Hall of nn.l.ar, Vormnnt were recent fuestS at E. Palmer's while en route for New Jersey. T not Gaturtflv mnrnlncr J. C. Allen had a narrow escape from losing his house by fire which caught in the floor where the pipe passed through, in a nest made by rats. Ga.ran natr mpmhPrfl WfTP rPCflVeCl into the Adventist Christian church o .... ,1 ... , mnmincr Rv letter. Rev. and Mrs. I. M. Blanchard and C. E. Davis: by fellowship. Mr. and Mrs. josepn Woodard. Luella and Ernest Dunklee. Tva nhanAi nhntr were entertained Friday evening by Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Dunklee. in celebration or me nui ki.thHfli, r,t tViotr riniichter T.uella. She received a new Behning piano from her parents. Tha cnntti Vwnnn choir, assisted by young ladies from the Northtleld. imlnlnv enhrm! nnrl the male quartette from the Hartford. Conn., theological seminary, will give an en tertainment at Johnson hall Saturday .. ion 9.7 v.. S. Corse will re cite. Supper will be served from 5 to 7:30 p. m. All are coruiany nivneu. t 17 tha nniv child. Paul Benla- min, of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Buffum. , .,n, nM riiorl nfter a. few hours of severe illness. The funeral was held Friday at the house. Many oeauiuui flnrQrihiitaa from the chanter of O. E. S., patrons and friends attested to the sympathy ana inenasnip ieu iur them by the entire community In this The bodv was taken to Wil mington for burial. Last week Thursday afternoon the t j n uonH ancletv 'met with Mrs. A olectpfl the following officers for the ensuing year: Presi dent, Mrs. Joseph Liunn: vice presi dent. Mrs. F. A. Adams; secretary. Mrs. Henry Russell: assistant secretar" Mrs. Joseph Healey; treasurer. Mrs. L W Brown; sick committee. Mrs. Her bert Clark. Mrs. Fred Gee and Mrs. Helen W. Riley. After spendlnR a pleasant afternoon, they adjourned to medt next lime . mm mra. nwwo Clark. VERNON. E. H. Akley was in Boston the first of the week. Miss .Teannette Jaqulth has Rone to Brattleboro to work. Oeortre Smith, who works for J. O. Frost, is seriously ill. A. G. Barnes lias sold 350 of his fine lambs, shipping them to Boston this Wfr'JTr' atnnVwpll Rpnree Hubbard and Bert Staten have all shipped their to- bacco. Leslie Streeter of Greenfield and his brother Luther of North Adams have visited at their father's this week. The ladies' circle will meet next Wednesday afternoon and evening. Jan. 31. with Mrs. Barnes, supper from 5 to 7 P. m. All are cordially invited. A robin has been seen in town, a strawberry blossom picked, and a flock of wild geese noticed RoinR north, which we take to be Rood slRns that an early spring may be expected. Perfection can only be attained in the physical by allowing Nature to appropriate and not dissipate her own resources. Ca thartic! gripe, weaken dissipate, while De Witt'a Little Early Risers simply expel all putrid matter and bile, thus allowing the liver to assume normal activity. Good for the complexion. Sold bv George E. Greene. WILMINGTON'S NEW PASTOR BAPTI8T CHURCH ENGAGES REV. EBEN C. 8T0VER. Th Work Ho I Doino Cntnnll of 8ooity Organization to Ba Observed Naxt Summer Sketch of Mr. 8tovar and Hi Family. At the Baptist church Sunday the pastor. Rev. K. C. Htover. preached a sermon that seemed to touch all hearts, mi The Personality of Choice or Every one for Himself, over one hundred were present and nearly as niaiiv at the Sunday school. The evening ser vice was very Interesting. Subject. The Itovhood of Jesus. There was splendid music and the pastor conduct ed an lifter meeting service. Next Sun day morning Mr. Stover is to preach on A Business Question, or Profit and Ijiss. The church voted last Sundav to observe the anniversary of the cen tennial of the organization of the so ciety which occurs the coining summer. The clerk, pastor ami Deacon C M. Ware were selected as a committee to arrange for Us observance. A historic al sketch of the church will be given and other impropriate exercises will be held. . ihui. hiii.liiff llMii.iu.rl In ii. mimiier of candidates, the liapllst people have de cided to engage the services of Rev. Elien C. Plover, wlio commeneeu in pastorate Dec. 31. ii. ut.'..i t.'fiu Vwirn 4!) venrs ago In Webster, Maine, on a farm. He was educated at the public schools of the town and received his academic educa tion In the Classical Institute and Colbv t vl'tif ..rvillu. Me. He was UlllirioiiJ . . --- ordained to the Christian ministry In Llnilngton. Maine, Z4 years ago. ne u.... ...., it. .,l . l,.u.l.,crif Iti (Miirniro and nun n.u.ii. ....... ... has held pastorates in Maine. Illinois and Massachusetts. His father enlisted .. .i,.nta in nnrl wiiii n. member of Company I. 16th Maine volunteers. He was taken prisoner ai me Dame oi Gettysburg Julv. 1S63. and was im ....io.....,.i at ii. .ii.. lulnnd Vm . for three months where he suffered fenrfullv. Being exchanged ne reiurneu u iu ... ...,ii. t.-k t.e tiiken nrisoner again at the Weldon railroad. In Au gust. 1864. He was mcarcenueu ' Salisbury. N. C. and sunereu unwi Nov. 7. when he died from starvation. etnvDi. lu nn enthusiastic member of the Sons of Veterans and tlin . Mill, in nt rhanlnln In mm .:,.. .... M, .......... .... 1.. IMInnla ll iwl i 11 HSnrhUSCt t S and is now chaplain of the Camo Sons of Veterans nt Bralntree. Mass. lie often delivered memorial orations and preached patriotic sermons. His fam ily consists of a wire, a son mm a da lighter. The son was graduated from Brown university at Providence. R. I., in 1903 and is expected to be graduated from the Boston University Law school In June. His daughter Is a graduate of the Chlcopee. Mass.. high school and was matriculated nt coiuy university mni .nninintf twn venrs. when she III lV- " - entered the conservatory of music in Boston. She is a nne singer arm um the piano, pipe organ and violin. Mr. ............ !, TTinverl his famllV tO Wilmington as yet but will do so as soon as the parsonage Is vacated which will be in riepiemner. ror me mmm he is boarding at H. O. King's on North River street. fienre-n Johnson of Rendsboro was a business visitor here Monday. uiu vnlth W. Kidder Is visiting In Hooslck Falls. Troy and Boston. it T Tim ta.aa a rtuatnpss visitor In Boston last week Friday and Saturday. m tir T n.m.tnn tt'Oa fl (TllPRt flt the III. . home of H. L. Fox Monday and Tues day. 1' T Arlorrx. nnrl Miss Florence Pike were over Sunday guests in Brattle boro. UrtoB T null Vtl nf Rtnmfnr1 has entered ii IHO iA .' V 1 V .... - - the employ of L. E. Strawser. the editor of The Times. tt .. v nnro was mil pit to Dover . J 1 1 1 . " - Wednesday on account of the death or his father. Lorenzo Gore. .ii... t iiiiah n.n.ue nnfl of the miss uniinii v........ in th TMnrth A.lnms hospital. Is spending her vacation In town. t w tirtwi la Htm nt North Ad- aA n-iii nni he nble to leave the hospital for two weeks probably. no ninni.hn .Tncnhn Is ouite SICK with pneumonia. Mrs. Brown, a nurse from North Adams, is caring for her. The ladles of the Universallst La inn ..i.i n.iu aorvA a aunner at the church Thursday. Feb. 1. from 8:30 to 7. nx v T.vmnn who underwent an operation at the North Adams hos pital, has returned nome ana is jnuimw rapidly. M. W. Stickney started Friday for n l l u T u'hnrn he will Spend a two weeks' vacation with his wife and daughter. i. r. x Tinuoaii anrl her dan irhter. lurn. v.. .... ' . - Miss Leone Russell, returned on Mon rtnv from a week's visit In Troy. N. Y., and Haine's Falls. T.. Vrallirtr W fin OVfT SUlKiaV guest of his parents here. He Is work in nn the Rutland railroad and makes his home at Rutland. ti .. T-,i,.-.i iha fl ve-vpftr-old son Of M. A. Brown,' is making a good recov- . nn nnaaHnn nerfnrmerl on ery iiuui i w.-. ...".. - his ea,r at the North Adams hospital last saturaay. mrs. cru m om. ... North Adams with him. mi. Doia at the town hall l lie uiiiuiouc o.c " . - -- - Saturday night was well attended and a large variety of useful and ornamen tal articles were sold by J. xi. is.iaaer. The sale was for the ben efit of the high school. T la niirron lv rennrted tnlafl the Deerfield River company has sold a , (hair ronl catntn holdings ItllKC linn vi mt. . iv. --- in WilmlnRton, Searsburg and Somer set to Boston parties. The details of the transaction nave noi peen given um as yet. Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Bufrum oi South Vernon have the sympathy of their many friends in their erief at the i i.t- .U.I. lt tla onn last wPPlt. Tnft UCHLIl Ul Lilt:" ninv. - body was brought to Wilmlnsrton Sat urday and placed in tne wmo ai xvivci view cemetery. hie weather and treacherous traveling, the ladies of the Kindergarten associuuuii tirau $23 at their entertainment Monday i -hr Pnotl aravt nr. PYCellent address and' an especially pleasing feature of the program was mi cmtire hv the children under the instruction of Miss Medbury. In common with other parts ot tne country we have had warm weather, the mercury running above 60 degrees. , r , V. n nnnr anil IPA Vl II V P iNeany an '-tL oiiwv i.. .- disappeared ; we noticed that one man had turned nis cows into ms mhi"' . no use for the snow rollers that Haynes i ati.iuia.. ruionilv mnTiufnctured. If this weather continues, shall have to get out the spnnKiing can. The Best Animal Food for Hen. Green Cut Bone and Meat Is recog nized generally as one of the best foods for hens in winter. It contains lust the elements that are likely to be lack ing in the average poultry ration but ...kui. oaaantinl tn the nrnduction of eggs. Read what C. A. Crampton of Green's Corners.' Vt.. says about it: "Green Cut Bone and Meat l consiuer very valuable as an egg producer In cold weather. It Is more readily eaten than any other food I have tried." A 200 pound barrel of Green Cut Bone and Meat will be sent, railroad M ll... .... I tn anvnna In New EnRland or New York, for $3.60 by Carroll S. .Page. Hyae -arK. vi. GUILFORD. Twanty Fifth Waddinq Annivaraarv of Mr. and Mr. G. N. Bond Obtarved. A large number of Hie friends and neighbors of Mr. and Mrs. lleorge N. Bond appeared unexpectedly at their house Saturday evening to remind them of the 2filh anniversary of their marriage. If a couplo were ever com pletely und entirely auruiised It was on this occasion. The first to arrive wus Danu llowurd. who enme to trade horses. Next was F. K. Thayer, wno, knowing the persuasive powers of Mr, Howard, volunteered to assist George, While thev were discussing the rela tive merits of the eq-'lnes In the case, several other pnrtles drove in and the game was up. A most enjoynlile even ing was spent In visiting old friends. Ilslenlng'to the muslo and recitations, chief among which wus one by Mrs. W. F. Mixer of West Brattleboro. Ample refreshments were served nnd shortly before midnight the guests departed leaving substantial token of their re spect and good will. The Mollis Hoyden farm has been sold to 11. U. Clark of Brattleboro. It wus a never-to-be-forgotten sight to see people sitting on their plnzxas lust Sunday afternoon. January 21. watching the merry sleighing parties as they sped past. June weather, balmv south wind, and bright warm sunshine from rising to setting, com bined with the best of sleighing was a blending undreamed of. Fortunate in deed were those who cnloyed It. The Increased warmth and fog of the next two days und nights took away all the snow and Ice. Ill one Instance a load of Ice left on the sled Monday night melted to such small proportions before morning that It was thrown away. GREEN RIVER. The hurricane took all the snow away with It. Miss Lena Reed ' has returned to Greenfield. Fifteen attended the birthday 'sur prise party at Mr. Pond's Thursday evening. John Thompson visited at his fa ther's a few days last week, return ing to Greenfield Monday. Mr. Borden and daughter Blanche of Brattleboro were the guests of his daughter. Mrs. Fred Stowe. Friday and Suturdny. School closed a very successful term Friday with Miss Minnie Thayer of Guilford Center ns teacher. Number of pupils. 17. Those without an ab sent mark during the term are: Rav E. Gates. Henrv V. Bradbury. 8. Hahmeman Bradbury. Clavton A. Rar ry, Perley E. Pond. Charlie W. Rob bins: absent one-half day, .Marlon P. Bradburv: absent one day each, Her bert F. Robblns. Leila D. Gallupe. Les lie G. Gallupe. Several of these were without a mark during the year. Charles Hrackett. one of the promi nent and well known citizens of the town, died lust week Wednesday after an illness dating back Into- May. which the best medical skill was unable to conquer. Mr. Hrackett had many warm friends to whom the news of his A..aiu huu urriit iirofonnd sorrow. He possessed many admirable traits of character which were fully exempli fied In his dally life. He was a uieiong resident and was intimately Identified .. it nit the huutness nnd social inter ests of the town. The last services were conducted by Rev. F. L. Masseck of Brattleboro who spoke appropriate and comforting words. The beautiful flowers that were almost always with him in life were nrougni to nun in death and those tokens of -love and tenderness were carried with him to the grave. JACKSONVILLE. The K. of H. will present a play soon. Mrs. Kingsbury is visiting In Trov. X. Y. O Tt. Hescock is hoarding with Mrs. Sophia Coombs. W. A. Wilcox is stopping a few days with his mother. Tv,n imnffA meiinir was postponed till the regular meeting Feb. 13. W. S. Allen attended the Valley Fair meeting at Brattleboro Friday. A large number from here attended the dancing school at Whltlngham. r.iln innr a vnlunhle colt to Bel- A.a . i " .... lows Falls last week for Mr. Meseck. Sill Tl.-ti.in onrl fatYlilU nf "R P A fl rill OfO VIII DIUWII H ' w 7" visited at E. A. Brown's the first of the week. Ladies' circle meets next Thursday. Feb. 1. afternoon and evening, with Mrs. Wallace Allen. r Ti 1 V. ,. tirtiiirht tllrt PhfLrle- r. ttti ivci . i - mont stage route of C. A. Murdock and commenced driving Monday. D. M. Canedy has the contract for carrying the mall from Jacksonville to Whltlngnam, connecting wmi noon mall train. mi.. i v. .. ha. haen nf the rec- i ne yy i 'i 1 1 ii i ........ " ord breaking order. Sunday the snow went like dew before tne seaming sun. thermometers registering from 60 to 88 degrees, the frost all out of roads In many places. WHITINGHAM. Miss Edna Wljlard has finished work in Wilmington and returned home. , Mr. Demlng went again this week to North Adams to see his wife who was not as well. Last Saturday a little daughter ar rived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Dex ter Dalrymple. . I ......11 I. n a mnvafl Itifn Prank ljiriconi i.ewcu ...i..- l" , : Pike's house, where Jerome Dalrymple and family lived until lasi iau. tt o Qtmaia. rtt flrpenneld has opened a dancing school here to be held on Friday evening oi encu There were 61 In attendance last week. i i. -1 j ii-iimil.... iot this week for Bridgeport. Conn., on a several weeks' visit wltn ner oromera mm ter living there. A cousin. Mrs. Mil lard, of North Adams, accompanied her. Mrs. Ophelia Snow has recently re- nnliiarl rlOOrO stf th marriage of her niece, Lena Brown, of Gouvenour. N. Y. who is the daugnier oi rraocis u. Brown, formerly of this town. It will be remembered that after the death of her mother she lived with Mrs. Snow for several years. GROVE. Dora Barber is in Colrain for a few daMatt!e Burnham is at C. S. DeWolf's for the week. Mrs. C. F. DeWolf's mother spent last week with her. Mrs. Alice Whitney is with her cou sin, Mrs. A. F. Prouty. Mrs. Mary Nelson Is visiting her brother, George Barber. Mrs. C. S. DeWolf has been seriously ill with tonsllltls but Is now Improving. About 100 attended the dance at Will Holmes's Friday. An oyster supper was served and all had a fine time. A sleighing party from the Brattle boro private school improved the fine (?) sleighing of last Monday, taking suPDer at the home of Clara Prouty, a member of the school. A Satisfactory Poultry Food. rriua Viuui .r,rtf n. mprrhnnt can offer of the popularity of his Roods Is the fact that people ouy mem, , vu. n.. Spaulding of East Wallingford, Vt.. .v. tf PmiHrv Fnnrt he carries at present sells the best of any he ever had. Keaa nis letter: rwco Perfected Poultry Food' is the best sell er I have ever had in a Poultry Food and gives general satisfaction." "Have you noticed, papa, how often mamma says, 'And so on, and so on'f " "Yes, my boy; but it never applies to buttons." The Australasian. Abmolutoly BAKER'S f EAST DUMMERSTON. Mrs. Martha Itfed snent last week In Brattleboro with her daughters. ml. i.'i,,r..nei Miller 1s III with scar let fever. Floyd Miller Is better. uua f.,i,.t.iif.a T.iiiitrhton is in West Brattleboro. with Mrs. Flora Adams. Lowell Patch came from Greenfield. Mass., to spend Sunduv with his moth er. it. n.i.1 it-a f 15 Diitton went to South Vernon Friday to attend the fu neral of a relative. !.... nn.l Mm .1 D. King of Putney were recent guests of Mrs. King's sis ter. Mrs. Hulladay. v u Kt.irlr nf Tternnrdston. Mass.. has been In town, called bv the severe Illness of his father. L. L. Stark. ... rmioiin f Reed wnn the win ner of the prize offered for the most popular woman In a voting contest. l., ..Ira lu rnn.rteri 111 tt'hllfl Mrs. Clarke, his wife, remains about the same. The venerable couple are among our oldest and most respected citizens. Mrs. E. H. Brown has a cactus In her collection of houseplants that Is -i . jn ...... wa nlfl It la nnw full of buds and blossoms, over a hundred have been counteu. t r it..ilnHnv vnvA n. delightful ui!.iii.,,u .... 1 ir Saturrlnv flftemOOIl. .11HUIII ,HIJ, . . . . . Jan. 20. in honor of the llth birthday of her son. Weymoutn. names m- a ..,pnuhmaniu nf rneon. cake Ulll.vu an" ,i and sandwiches were served. Master Wevmouth was generously rememoerea with gifts and souvenirs of theoccasion. imii wishes for many happy returns of the day were expressed. ii xl,.h,il.3 frnm Brn 1 1 lehoro is ti) be station master at Dummerston sta tion in the place of James O. Tennev. who has been transferred to Bright wood. Mass., to which place he went Wednesday. Mr. Tennev has faithfully performed the duties incumbent to the oillce here and his old friends and oa- . him atir.Pf.a4 In his HPW place. The family of Mr. Tennev has moved this week to A. a. uiapp a nuuse at the hollow. rrt.A i mi i , . i .1 q Mimnnnv that has been in town a week giving evening enter tainments at Johnson s nan. nas un filled Its mission and passed on to "pastures new." The voting contest, for the most popular lady opened with several candidates, but one by one thev j n,.t ...itil nn the Inst nlfzht Only two remained: Mrs. Charles R. Cros by who had been in tne ieaa iron, mc first, and Miss Louella M. Reed, and the . ... .mi.i.,hu OYPlttnS' At the COIlieHL (in r.,,,11. .. . . ....... finish. Mrs. Crosby had 15.085 votes and Miss Reed 15.100 votes. The latter was therefore awarded tne prize. DUMMERSTON. Fred F. Miller Is working In Athens this winter. TV L. Stark has been aulte sick for the past week. Miss Florence Miller Is aulte sick with Bcarlet fever. Miss Florence Laughton Is with Mrs. Flora Adams at West Brattleboro. it. a xtra v. tt. Miller made a nil, "in. " short visit In St. Albans recently. mi Ka a mant intr nf the Ladles' mere . . . . . --- TA club Thursday at 2 p. m. at Mrs. J. D. Reed's. The Ladles' club has received another of the Free Traveling libraries from the Vt. Library commission. These li braries are very well patronized. The locnl grange held Its annual meeting Tuesdav evening. The attend ance was small because of the weather, but good Interest was manifested and there was an animated discussion of the question. How Can the Farm Fuel Supply Be Obtained at the Least Cost? The next meeting will be Feb. 6. Ques tion for discussion will be announced later. SOUTH LONDONDERRY. Nelson Goddard spent Sunday at Wardsboro. John Bailey's family spent Sunday at C. D. Farnum's. xfro. rinvla of Landgrove is vlsltm" at William Shattuck's. a riuiiirhter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Tift Sunday morning. Cn..aMll HAW IIOUS nf whooning cough have been quarantined this week. Tt t-.i,n.nrth lit nn the meat cart this week, tn the absence of John Cum- mings. Mr. Collins of North Bennington has been visiting his brother. L. E. Collins, this week. si i .. TjTr,t i. o o hnmrht the bakery llltllir nun. i, of L. E. Collins, possession to be giv en Feb. 1. , Tirilllom Polnfl la hnck lit tllB Sifter office, after a week's vacation spent at Chester. Amos Lathrop went Monday to the Marv Fletcher hospital at Burlington for treatment. r-a t tt Tinnnptt returned Monday frnm k four weeks' visit at Amherst and Hampden, Mass. Several couples' enjoyed a sleighrlde tn simonsville Friday night, to attend a dance at Stewart's. ttt t)l., liria.0 Nn. 24. T. O. O. V V 1 .T 1 i . i . ' i . i ' " . r. . - - . ii. F., Instructed two candidates In the second degree Monday evening. Tk. Atothnitint Knisnopal Ladles aid had a 10-cent dinner at the parsonage hall Wednesday. Miss iiannan uivci more entertained. JAMAICA. has heen cir culated for the benefit of Jerry Leahy whose house was destroyeo. oy nre mai Thursday night, and about $35 was raised. niiilna oa una nennlnc to PrO- ITeKUlianuiia i v , T . . n i.n xunnn farinpv tn locate here. IUID a iiaivi ..WW. - , . At present this concern is doing busi ness In Loieta, fa., dui mey nave ex hausted the supply of timber in that vicinity. The Jamaica Dramatic club will pre sent Tony the Convict at the opera 1 Tnn OI A nAW Till rl (IT SCPIie IIUUBC I'll U "I., " .. . ' - - has been painted for this, play and other special features win pe auueu w iiim" this entertainment the success of the season. Reed's orchestra of five nieces has been engaged to rurnisn musm mi the play and the dance which will fol low. This orchestra is one of the best in this section. Z- TV, tv r i4 ma i Puro Natural Oolor BREAKFAST COCOA Has had the endorsement of the best housekeepers throughout the country for over a century and a quarter. Jl( Highest Award In nslQ) Europe and America Place an order for it with your grocer. WALTER BAKER & CO. L2 Established 1780 RAWSONVILLE. Merrltt W. Kingsbury Is visiting In Leominster. Mass. Mrs. E. B. Axtell and Mrs. Frank Williams spent a day In Brattleboro last week. (iur January thaw Is making the teumsters who have much logging to do look anxious. Miner Q. Rawson. who has been In Nova Scotia for some time past, has been visiting his father. W. L. Rawson. Carroll Doane Is driving team for A. P. and Frank Williams, who are run ning the mill recently bought of H. J. Stewart. Some in this vicinity have Just fin Ished harvesting Ice. It Is not of as good qunllty as the crop of most sea sons. Clarence Axtell, who Is working In New York city, has been having an at tack of measles, but Is now able to at tend to his work. Mr. and Mrs. John Bates are Btaylng at Henry Martin's since their auction and while preparing for their contem plated Journey to California. F. B. Pier was In Rutland on business three days of laat week. He also spent a day in Chester recently where he purchased a heavy horse for use In his team. When the Ice in the river went out Tuesday forenoon several of Omer Sheldon's cows, which were loose near the barn, were caught In the water, and but for quick work on the part of Omer and Hoyt Sheldon who were for tunately near at hand, the animals would have been carried down stream. NEWFANE. Mrs. H. J. Batchelder Is visiting in Peru this week. Mrs. Alice Micott is In Brattleboro assisting in her son's family for a few days. Miss Ltllie Gates of Dummerston is the guest this week of Mr. and Mrs. U. L. Micott. Miss Lizzie Edwards has been taken to the hospital In Brattleboro for treatment. Mrs. J. L. Martin and daughters and Mrs. Martin's sister. Miss Helen Dew ey of Montpelier. spent Sunday at The Maples. Earl Hamlin, who has been in Illi nois for the past two years. Is now with his parents. Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Hamlin. Newfane grange hag accented the In vitation from Townshend grange to at tend their meting next Monday even ing and assist them in their degree work with the marching staff. HOUGHTON VILLE. Miss Hattle Ober Is on the sick list. Our January thaw has spoiled the sledding, so that wagons are the order of the day. mi.,,..,, win Via a Hrnmntlc entertaln- II1CIO "11 - " , ment at the school house Jan. 26. to be followed by a dance ana oysier supuer in J. Q. Cummings's hall. George Reed and family are moving to the Luke Blood house and are to keep boarders for George Hobart. who io o-ttinr nff the lumber on what is known as the Roundy lot. CAMBRIDGEPpRT. A. W. Torrey has begun work for Will Wilder in the saw mill. Miss Stella WTyman Is living with her cousin. Mrs. Clara Ober. this winter. Mrs. James McQuaide, who has for some time been very ill. Is a little bet tor Her niece. Miss Irene Goddard. Is with her for a few weeks. The recent thaw has made the little ii , .. MnMlv 1,'nr thA nftst SltUW UiBttMlcui i ti vii ii i .. . - three days the thermometer has regis tered 52 degrees, ana me weauiei seems like soring. Robins have been seen by several persons. m A merry company of about 60 gath ered at the home of Prosper Morris Wednesday evening. Jan. 17. and spent the time in dancing. A bountiful sup per was served. Mr. Morris announces another dance tot Wednesday evening. Jan. 31. to which all are cordially in vited. News has been received here of the death of George L. Woodard. He was . i Tl,. ne n a Vinanltfll where his lunen . ' 1 1 . . ' - --- disease was pronounced Bright s dis ease and his aeatn occurreu. jan. i. xxc ...no ny a nnmWi of vears employed as engineer in Brookline. Grafton. Sax- tons River ana putney ana uouui mice tn a mvirn TH. where he married Mrs. Lilla Thompson, who. with a little daughter about two years old. survives' him. ATHENS. The schools in town close today, v. traianv TriaitoH hia fnrnn Tues day morning. His help had been anx iously watching for him for a long time. -jrn tlonlh ho. returned to her 1. 1 1 . I 1 1 .11 1 . HUB " - i i home. She has been stopping with her daughter. Mrs. Harold Smith, since last September. W. G. Smith was around town last nai, nrith o natitlnn for sitrners for rural free delivery. It was proposed to go from Saxtons River, through I Westminster and around through this i town. Nearly every one signea me pe tition. . , mi nruiinii. nf the nnst few days has taken our sleighing. The hills are bare and the water ran In the brooks as it does in spring. Doors were open in the dwelling houses and In some instances no fires except in the morning and evening. SOMERSET. Mrs. John Rice is keeping the board ers at the landings. John Kennev has 40 teams hauling logs from the Glastonbury woods. We are having fine spring weathef : have had 17 thaws and rains thisi winter. A foot of snow fell Thursday. Jan. 18. Wer now have 15 inches and the best of sleighing. t - TTorria mil willi&m Paddock are cutting and hauling pulp and logs for the Deerfield Kiver company. Thomas Stapleton has finished his log Job on the Fegan lots and moved to the old Joe Gilbert camp on the west branch and will cut the timber on the Mann lots also the Stevenson lots. 1 Full Strength DORCHESTER. MASS. WEST DOVER. Mrs. D. W. Burrington seems to be falling. Mrs. E. R. Cook, who has been quite 111, Is slowly gaining. The village school closed a very suc cessful term Wednesday. James Atwood returned from hi visit in Halifax the first of the week. Miss Marlon Howe of East Dover was a guest of Mrs. W. M. Harris last week. Miss Wlnfred Sherman of East Dov er is a visitor at Mrs. W. M. Harris's this week. William Shlppee and sons. Knowlton and Leon, of Winhall. were In town the first of the week. Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Mann and son Harold of Wilmington were guests of his father, W. H. Mann, Sunday. The sad news of the death of Lo renzo Gore was brought to the village Wednesday. Fred Smith and daughter. Ella, of Townshend were visitors at W. H. Mann's the first of the week. At the dance at school house hall Friday night there were 35 couples in attendance. There will be another at the same place Feb. 2. The rain and fog of Monday and Tuesday took oft the snow so that peo ple have to go with wagons. The hills are quite bare and It looks like April. William Parsons received. Monday, the sad news of the death of his son-in-law. C. H. Brackett. of Riverside. Cal. He died Sunday after a few weeks' illness. Mr. and Mrs. Brackett were here about one and one-half years ago. WARDSBORO. Mrs. M. S. Johnson is sewing for Mrs. A. A. White of South Wardsboro. C. D. White and Earl Simpson have come home from Marlboro, there be ing no snow to sled with. Thi A 1. flnh will meet with Mrs. W. W. Kidder next Thursday after noon, Feb. 1. All are cordially lnvuea. The Epworth league will have their in- mnniniv aunner next Wednes day evening, Jan. 31. Ail are cordially invited. Miss Mary Underwood., during the last few days, has been spinning rolls that were carded more than 20 years ago and the rolls spin as nicely as at the time they were caraea. very k can spin on the old-fashioned spinning wheel at the present time. Already there has been a call for her yarn. HALIFAX. Robins were seen last Monday. John Harris of Readsboro was in town over Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. G. M. Scott have been visiting in Brattleboro for a few days. Olney Crosier, Thomas Shaw and Frank Codwell of Shelburne Falls were the guests of C. H. Learnerd last week. The Ladles' Aid and Benevolent so ciety will meet with Mrs. A. C. Jones Friday. Feb. 2. afternoon and evening;. All are cordially Invited. WILLI AMSVILLE. William Thorn of Lynn, Mass.. spent Sunday at C. D. Lazelle's. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Washer gave a dancing party to their friends Satur day evening. Mr. and Mrs. Royal Marsh of Towns hend spent Sunday with his niece. Mrs. Perley Sparks. Mrs. Chester Perry returned Thurs day from a month's visit in Agawam. Mass., and White Plains. N. T. A large party from here will attend the masquerade ball given at Newfane by the Odd Fellows this evening. Rev. F. L. Masseck of Brattleboro will preach in the Universallst church next Wednesday evening at 7:45. Mrs. Walter Ingram, who has been visiting her sister. Mrs. J. M. Stratton. returned to her home In Philadelphia Wednesday. STRATTON. Raymond Grout of Newfane is visit ing in town. Mrs. A. J. Pike is visiting her son, Edgar Pike. In Wardsboro. School in district No. 2 taught by Miss Kate Spencer closed Jan. 18. Our sledding has all gone and the fields are nearly as bare as In summer time. The large house at the Tudor mill, now owned bv Livingston Cushing. was burned Saturday night. Cause of fire unknown. absolutely NKBDS Schenck'a Mandrake. Pills. For seden tary workers of every class, without an equal, oureiyuiic wim,iik..4hi Indigestion, Sick Headache, and Bili ousness, tp all of which complaints j the sedentary are peculiarly suDjecU I SCHENCK'S MANDRAKE PILLS "Liven the Liver." 1 li.aUt, Mn.WMl tl. ergy and good spiriis. Continuous use not necessary. Purely vegetabl Absolutely Harmless. . j . .. . For sale everywhere, 2Sttli 60a, or Dy mail. , Dr-.J. n. Schenck's non Philadelphia, Pa. fThe manl X V The r r VI 1