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WINDHAM COUNT UEFOllMElt, IJIIATTLKBOHO, VT., FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 1906.
tEASANf CLUB FUNCTION i ORTHFIEU rOKTNIOHTLY EE CEIVE8 GENTLEMEN rEIENDS. Lrotwion of Club 'a Work and Bespon- stblMie-Library and Journalism 75 OuesU ud Members Present Other Newt of Nortaflold. J III IVt'Upiloll Klveil u.v mu Ightly club lo their gentlemen friends EillUlliy evening WHS Ollt" Of tllO lllOHt Erasing social events of the aeuHon. llioul 75 guests nnu niemuers were resent, each visitor being presented 1th a beautiful carnullon punt, airs. . a. Moody und Mm. Alvln George krved u pourers from large silver cof Lo iiDia mid the tables were beautiful kith Havlland china, silver and cut (lass. After a pleasant social hour, the resident of tho club. Mrs. N. P. Wood. mvo a short uiiuress or welcome ami hen Introduced the flrHt speaker of he evening. Mm. 1. M. WIIhoii. whose abject wiih What the Fortnightly Club lliould Do for Northfleld. Superln- iKlent K. r . Howard gave a very prm , al talk on What Shall We Do with bur Hoy and Girls? A recitation by 10 youngest metnner or me ciuu, lady Moore, followed, after which icre was a hour and encore by U. F. field. I Dr. N. P. Wood spoke on tne euuca ,inal value of the library and Rev. N. fuv Smith on JournaliHm for Children, ad the program wiih cloned with a uinorouR selection by Mrs. A. n. lloody, Mm. Dodge's Matrimonii temliilseences. Library hall was ;istcfully decorated with evergreen nd crepe paper for the occasion. Results of Unseasonable Weather. -in n..i.nimt tf IhA l.inir I'nnlfiilled VII v karm and pleasant weather the snow L...1 Ind nni.A whnllir HIvinntM.urpri There (h but Utile teaming and the lumbermen ny the worn nas oeen greawy uuer- ii'lth Ah tniwh nf the WOOd and (imber la cut where snow la necessary i) Et t It out. It la aaid that not nearly Imru u 1 1 1 an trt Ihn Hll W-Illl 1 lg in usual and that slab wood will be icarce unless deep snows come Boon. luring the last week people nave oeen t. uiMiai. ivlthiiiit nutalilii wrnns: -....-...to ef hltrti mnrnl phnrneter sav i.ur hnvo liurl hhiehirtls. rnhiiiH anil vlld geese; pussy willows are "out" nd last weeK a line auisy oiossom was lckod In Charles W. Mattoon's garden ,v w. M. Aldrlch. all of which ahowa he unusual weather. Fears are en- ..tatii.wi ihni tho irriiRH. floworin? Lhrubs and strawberries will suffer. Unprofitable Unselfishness. Israel Ferlerl. a Brazilian who Is at- rtenrilnir Mt. Hermon school, has been lately having no end of financial difti- ulties. Of good appearance ana ue- longlng to a prominent Hrazillan fam ily, he In his very unselfish and free handed way has been In the habit of ndinir money to all who applied, as le had plenty when he came to this ountry. He went to Kew xorK ior reatment for a throat trouble and soon Bound himself without money, tried to et work and finally appeared in pringfleld and asked to Ret a passage o Brazil. He was referred to William Knowles Cooper of the Y. M. C. A. ho eave him eood advice on spending f his money and Ferierl was willing ;o return to the text books at Mt. Her- lon again. The Y. M. C. A. advanced im transportation nnd one or tne sec taries saw him safely on the train lound for Mt. Hermon. From Frinci- il Cutler It was learned that thougn erlerl appeared to have plenty of oney sent him from Home ne lei 11 p through his fingers at a rapid rate. Death of Earl Wildes Crouch. Earl Wildes Crouch died In Siloam ,rlnirs. Ark.. Jan. 21. He was born In orthfleld Dec. 11. 1845. the son of math. and Cvnthia R. (Wildes) roucn, unu liianufuii ui non .iu-o . . . 3 1 Pn.l l(l,lia Northfleld. Mr. Crouch's neaitn was ver Rood and in search of a bene lal climate the family lived in New ra (n Smith Dakota, where the other died, and in California, where j ..nAM XTaIIIa le iainer anu younger oiei.fi. cmc, ied. A year aero. Mr. Croucn sold nis alifornla ranch and last ran oouerni roperty In siloam sprtngs. Ant., a health resort and the Home ot iriencis. trs. Anna Dunlap, oi vaue.io. tjaiiior- ia. survives him. He was a man oi arked refinement and honor. Paint Shop Destroyed by Fire. The paint shop belonging to James Cummlnes and which was located near nis nouse on wmwiuiv vcuuc, vas completely aesiroyeu uy me xuo- lay. Mr. Cuminlngs was at worn var- lshlng carriages In tne snop ana naa very hot fire and he thinks some of he cans may have exploded as one siue eemea to oe ail on lire ui. uucc. nrmc . . , . ... ji i C , f the carriages were saved Dut tne alnts. tools, etc., were wnoliy aestroy- d at loss of about Jl.buu ana mere Iras an insurance oi touu on me uunu- hig but none on the stock. Druggist Woodbury Is away for a wo months' vacation. Miss Fanny Field has returned to er brother's in Weston. Miss Mav Colton was a visitor in reenfleld this week for a few days. Miss Nellie Callaghan is a guest of er mother. Mrs. Margaret Callaghan. Mrs. E. L. Pickard. a former resident, s recovering from an operation for ap- lendicitls. Miss Nellie Cummings is spending fcvo weeks visiting her uncle's family Boston. Mrs. Fanny Colton is spending a tew days with her sister in west irattleboro. Is your glass ready to observe the blipse of the moon on the early morn- bg of Feb. 9? Miss Lottie Phillips is a guest of Irs. Nellie F. Alexander during the kiys of the fair. The mothers' meeting was held this reek with Mrs. Laurence Lazelle on lighland avenue. Miss Slatterly gave a lecture before he members of the training scnooi feiturdav afternoon. Herbert Field was home over Sun- tiy. He is employed in .ruzwiinam fith a lumber contract. In spite of the spring weather very kir ice about 12 Inches tntcK is oe- g harvested at Doane's pond. Miss Mary Pomeroy has returned torn a visit of a few weeks witn iends in Boston and vicinity. Robert Wood is expected home from ufts college to spend a week during be intermission for examinations. Miss Annie Grace, a stenographer rom Boston, Is the guest of her na bnts, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Grace. The republican town committee have (ganized and elected as chairman C. Stearns, and F. W. Doane secretary. Dr. and Mrs. N. P. Wood were In ernon this week to attend the birth- py anniversary of W. J. Weatherhed. Visions of measles are hanging over ke minds of anxious parents, but only few cases have been reported tnus tRev. D. M. Wilson Is taking a two eks' vacation and the trustees have pjplled the pulpit during his absence iBoston. Mrs. Charles Williams has returned a visit to Boston and vicinity. was accompanied by Mrs. Dunham Brattleboro. trs. Mary Mattoon returned from tngfield Saturday after a visit of i aeverul diya. during which time the liniiHu win i'loard. Rev. D. M. WIImoii la expected to return from hla visit to Huston tills week und will occupy the Unltarlun pulpit next Sunday. Rev. John Bancroft Devlna. D. D.. of New York city preached ut Mt. Her mon last Sunday morning and ut Stono hull Sunday evening. MIhh Marlon Ilot..n naa n position na aubatltulo In tho Springfield bank. She la ii grtuluiite from tho business colli'Hu In aleuoKi'uphy. Mlaa Doyle complete her work at the telephone central olllce next week Saturday und her place la to be taken by Mlaa Julia llardwell. Dr. N. P. Wood attended tho bnmiuct of the ulumnl of Tufta college held re cently, on which occasion- tho election of a president was discussed. Mlsa Amy Alexander from Spring field wub In town thla week to attend the meeting of tho Fortnightly club, the guest of Mlsa S. K. 11. Mtuott. Mra. neaalo Sytuonds, who la now living hi 1'hlludclphtii. waa In town the first of the week and wua present ut the Fortnightly club reception. Forest Esterbrook wua the recent exhibitor of a big fish of the musca longe variety, which ho caught above the Schell bridge und which weighed 13 pounds. Mra. Frederlcka Phllllpa hits gone to New York city for severul days. Mlsa Johnson and George F. Pentecost, jr.. have been the guests of Mrs. G. F Pentecost. Mra. Amanda Holton returned to her home with her son. Henry C Holton. after a visit of several weeks with her daughter. Mrs. W. F. Callender, In Summit. N. J. The selectmen will close the town books for the year on Saturday, Feb. 3, and all persons having outstanding bills are requested to present them on or before thut date. The grange are to have a box sup per at their next regular meeting. The officers report a membership of nearly 50 and that the order Is In a flourishing condition. A birthday gathering was held at Mrs. Hurwood Procter's the first of the week, the occasion being the birth day of Mrs. Mabel Richards, and also of little Julia Procter. There Is a story In the January Cen tury written by Frances Duncan, who Is a daughter of the late C. C. Dun can and a former resident of the town, having spent most of her childhood here. The friends of William Dresser are glad to know he Is Improving from his Illness of pneumonia and Is now able to sit up for a short time. It is now thought that his father will recover from a very severe illness of the measles. Dr. and Sirs. A. W. Atwood. members of the faculty at Mt. Hermon. were at home to the teachers last Tuesday evening. This was the first of a series of Informal socials which are to be held every Tuesday evening among the members of the faculty. Carrie dough, who Is employed as stenographer In A. G. Moody's office, while skating a few days ago. fell and cut her head so that she was uncon scious for some time. Several stitches had to be taken and she has been un der the doctor's care for a few days. Mr. nnd lira. Frank Williams were called to Warwick Tuesday to attend the funeral of Samuel Read, Mrs. Wil liams's father. There are three other children living: Mrs. Leslie Green of Warwick; Mrs. L. A. L. Gale of orange, and Mrs. C. French Hastings of Lynn. Harrv Harding of Somervllle was one of the victims of the recent Lowell hotel disaster. He was a traveling salesman and the husband of Annie Streeter who lived In this town at W. D. Alexander's while sho was attend ing the Northfleld seminary several years ago. While the family of Fred Clough was riding the other day. an automobile was met. Those in the team, fearing trouble, got out, but in endeavoring to lead the horse by. the animal became unmanageable and ran. He was caught before any damage was done beyond a bad scare to all concerned. Rev. Dr. John Bancroft Devins. the editor of the New York Observer, preached at Mt. Hermon Sunday morning and at Stone hall Sunday evening when several of the townspeo ple attended. He also cave an illus trated lecture on the Philippines Mon day evening at Mt. Hermon. Several of the grangers attended the meeting of the Connecticut Valley Po mona grange held in Greenfield last week. The fifth degree was worked and afterwards the business connected with the order. Among the officers In stalled for the ensuing year are H. H. Mason as assistant steward and Mrs. H. H. Mason as chaplain. There have been two changes In the Mt. Hermon faculty this term. P. D. Moody has resigned his position In the Bible department to go to the Hart ford Theological seminary and E. V. Tonysson, a graduate of the Massachu setts Agricultural college at Amherst, has come to be an Instructor in the ag ricultural department taking M. B. Madison's place. A canvass Is being made of the town to see how many are Interested In taking stock for the proposed elec tric road. It is found that there are but very few who are not In favor of the road and a considerable number of shares have been taken. There is to be a business meeting tonight in Greenfield when the matter is to be more fully discussed by those Inter ested. The Daughters of the Green Moun tain State held a reunion at Amherst recently when Gov. Bell was the guest of honor. Among the "uests were Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Williams of this town, also Misses Lena and Mary Fish er, former residents of this town. The reception which was very fine in all its appointments was held at the Am herst house, of which Mrs. Williams's father is proprietor. The funeral services of Mrs. Ann Murdock, aged 66. widow of the late 'Isaac Murdock. were held at the home of her son. Edward, last week In Irv ing and. the interment was on North field Mountain. Mrs. Murdock was never a very strong woman but the cause of her death was a severe attack of pneumonia. She was a native of Northfleld Mountain, being the daugh ter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Stimpson, and most of her life was spent In this town. She leaves an aged mother, two children, Edward and Ellen Murdock, two sisters and two brothers. The Unitarian fair opened last even ing In the town hall. A chicken-pie supper was served in the dining rooms rtlvelv decorated booths dis played useful and fancy articles for sale. The Play, Champion oi ner oex. was presented by the young ladies of the society with the following cast of characters: Grandmother. Miss Sally Minot; Mrs. Duplex, Mrs. Dwight Procter;' Florence, Mrs. F. L. Procter; Caroline. Miss Julia Bard well; Katie. Miss Louise Bar-dwell: Maggie, Miss Agnes Moore; Polly. Miss Gladys Moore; Rhoda. Miss Effie Stearns. The fair will be continued this evening when, after a supper, there will be dancing when Bryant's orchestra from Orange will furnish music. Miss Rebecca G. Ladd. a member of the freshmen class In Northfleld semi nary, while coasting on the campus broke her leg above the ankle. She was removed to the hospital when ap pendicitis set in and an operation was performed. Her death occurred last week and the body was removed to the home of a relative. Mason Morse, of Greenfield, where funeral services were held Monday morning. The body wua placed In the tomb In tho Federal Street cemetery und will be burled In Springfield In tho spring. Tho mother of Mlsa I.ucld la spending the winter In Florida. After 15 consecutive yeara of ser vice. Mr. and Mm. F. J. Stockbrldgu finish their work at Dickinson Me morial library this week much to tho regret of tile putrons. Mra. Stock brldgu us librarian haa given excellent service, rurely being uwuv from her desk und never on account of sick ness. Well rend In nil the detainments, she hua been ready to give assistance on uny subject and uble to meet the many demands upon her uttentlon, do lug most efficient work. In the relic room, reading room und library alike. With the beginning of the new veur of library work. Feb. 1. Mr. und Mrs. Clarence Rundall began their work us janitor und librarian respectively. LEYDEN. Enjoyable Sorvice of Thanksgiving for Church Gifts. Loyden had such a good time last August when It celcbrn'ed the occa sion of the gift of the bell lo the town, thut It waa thought best to Improve the opportunity ufforded by having the gifts of new carpets, cushions und chandelier und lumps for the church In place to have a service of thanks In the church Thursday afternoon, Jan. 2.1. Not many out of town friends were there but u goodly number of the townspeople. The exercises were open ed bv a selection by a ouartet with Mra. A. S. Newcomb at the organ. Rev. W. 11. Richardson read the first chapter of Revolution for the Scripture lesson und offered prayer. Mrs. Cart mill gave a reading, (inly a Hoy. which waa the account of tho early life of Robert Mather. The deacon thought the minister's labors had been In vain because "only a boy" had been added to the church In one vear but results showed that that boy wua a power for good. He became a missionary. A solo by Miss March was well given and much appreciated. Rev. J. Cartmlll gave the address of welcome and then called on Eugene A. Newcomb of Greenfield, to whom the church owed thanks for the new lamps and chan delier. Mr. Newcomb sold he did not think he could come but lit tho eleventh hour his desire to be there became "so strong he could not resist. He was glad the church had been blessed with temporal gifts and he did not wish to sftll under false colors. The lamps und chandelier were the gift of htm and hla brother as a memorial of their fa ther and mother. Mr. and Mrs. Jeffer son Newcomb. He spoke of the en toy ment he found when a boy attending church and the pleasant memeorica as sociated with Lcyden. He expressed a wish that the old hymih West He the Tie that Hinds, might be sung and the congregation rose and lolncd with the choir in singing It. IT. T. Darling spoke of the gifts the church had re ceived and the goodness of those that had given them unsolicited. They were very thankfully received. He exhorted the people to come out to church and get the benefit of the temporal gifts and receive also spiritual gifts. Faith of Our Fathers was another selection sung. Rev. Mr. Cartmlll offered reso lutions of tbanks concluding with. "And In this our gathering of Thurs day. Jan. 25, 1U0G, we do publicly thunk Watson W. Davenport for the cushions. Charles Many for the car pets and the Newcomb brothers for the chandelier und lamps." Rev. Mr. Rich ardson gave the nrinclpal address. He commenced by saving: "Jan. 2Mh was a little late to be wishing people a Hap py New Year" but that good wishes were always in order so he wished them all a very happy nnd prosperous year. He recalled some Incidents of his own boyhood, nnd gave an able ad dress. The ouartet sang One More Song before We Part, which concluded the program and nfter a short time spent In Rociul chat the company scat tered to their homes. Albert Miner Is visiting In New York city. Roy Wilcox visited his brother Er nest one day last week. Andrew Ervlng has returned from Farren hospital and Is doing well. Mrs. A. B. Warner of North Bcr nardston made a short visit to her mother and sister Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Robertson and A. J. Dennlson attended the funeral of Charles Brnckctt of Guilford. Hapgood Dennlson spent several days last week at his sister's. Mrs. A. B. Warner's, at North Bernardston. Mrs. Ernest Wilcox and her boys visited at her father's, Frank Rice's, on Greenfield Meadows, from Friday till Sunday. Mrs. Cook and two boys, who have been at her father's. John Robertson's, for about two months, returned to New York city Friday. Hazel Norton, the little girl that has made her home for the past two years with Mrs. John Ervlng. went to Bos ton Saturday for an operation. George Rosy celebrated his 13th birthday Saturday. His mother invit ed the teacher and scholars of the south school to spend the day and they had a fine time. It was so warm and pleasant outdoor games were In order. BERNARDSTON. Marshall F. Whlthed had a narrow escape from losing his home by Are not long ago. A blaze started suppos edly by the mice and matches was dis covered Just In time to prevent a se rious conflagration. SOUTH VEBNON. Mrs. Martha Tyler has gone to Bos ton to visit her son. Will, and family. Miss Glncle Gould is at home from her school in Albany, N. Y.. for a week. Miss Abble Dunklee of West Brat tleboro Is a guest at C. H. Newton's for a few weeks. Rev. I. M. Blanchard will preach In Johnson hall Sunday evening at 7.30 and In the chapel as usual. Mrs. W. Allen Is again confined to her bed and Miss L. Forrester has re turned from West Wardsboro to care for her. News has been received here that Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Whlthed are go ing to the hot springs in Germany for his health soon. A pleasant reunion was held at the Weatherhed home Monday. Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Thomas of Brattleboro. Dr. and Mrs. N. P. Wood of Northfleld. Mass., Mrs. E. Stockwell and Everett and Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Newton be ing present. One of Mrs. W. J. Weath erhed's fine dinners was served. WEST HALIFAX. Arthur Vile is working for R. J. Phillips. The auditors meet Tuesday. Feb. R at George L. Clark's, store. Charles Burnap from Cummington, Mass.. is visiting at R. J. Phillips's. Laura Phillips is at her aunt's. Mrs. Maude Davenport's, in Rowe. Mass. W. E. Clark is running the black smith shop for Z. A. Learnard. while Mr. Learnard is visiting in the west. Warren Hicks of Colrain has been visiting his brother, G. C. Hicks, and sister. Mrs. Josephine Bishop, for a few days. E. S. Cooke recently organized a grange In Readsboro with 35 charter members, to be known as Deerfleld River grange. No. 353. About 40 of the neighbors and friends of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Clark gave them a surprise party . Friday evening. The time was well en.loyed with games, music, dancing and refreshments. VERNON. Tho Vornon Church's Annual Fair and Festival. Tho Vernon church folks of nineteen uught six. Have a big scheme; und lire trying to tlx The date of the Valentin fair In the minds (if the voting and Ihe old: He so kind ua to give us u moment's intention, You'll llud. be the weather Inclement or line. The fair will be held l!0fl. February . At Iuirnes'a hall, up one flight, and supper downstairs Come und forget for one night nil your cares. Everywhere Cupid's nrrowa and bows. love-knot and streamer, red heart and rose; Tokena of love, ua the old legend goea. Candles to left, und ut right lemonade. As fresh at the last ua when ut first made; Tublea for articles, fancy and useful. A grab-bag und aprons made very careful. Now come on trains. If It snows; If It rains. Come on stilts nnd buy our oullts: Or come In a sleigh, we've good horse hay; Come on wheels, you'll know how It feels: Hut best of all. If the snow should fall. Hurry Cupld'a shrill little call and Come on runners to sleigh bells ling ling! , , Hearts aglow, and noses tingling: To feed und dunce to Cupid's chime-Come!- Weil huve a Jolly good time. Mr. Putney from Swanzey. N. H.. vis ited ut John Wright's this week. Vernon grange will hold Its regular meeting Saturday evening. Feb. 3. Friday. Jan. 26. Fred Stone met with a serious accident while working in the woods, breaking a bone In one foot. A. G. Barnes has recently ndded to his large herd of pure bred Chester Whites, a fine registered hog of the famous o. 1. C. breed from the Sllva Co. of Ohio. A small lire started Monday at the old Marshall Pluce caused bv the sparks from the lumber mill, but It was promptly put out bv the men working at the mill. The Ladies' circle and friends spent a very pleasant afternoon and evening Wednesday with Mrs. A. G. Barnes. A bountiful supper was served lo 50 peo ple, followed by cards and dancing. The Vernon friends of Mrs. Annie Streeter Harding, daughter of tho late Noyea Streeter of this town, extend their heartfelt sympathy In her recent bereavement by the death of her hus band. II. C. Harding, one of the victims of the Lowell hotel fire. Jan. 26. JACKSONVILLE. Mrs. Hiram Chase celebrated' her 90th birthday. Jan. 31. " Mr. nnd Mrs. E. P. R'-ed were call ed to Stamford last week to the fu neral of Mr. Reed's sister. Bills are out announcing the annual fair and festival and chlcken-ple sup per at the Glen house Thursday. Feb. 8. Arrangements have been made for .lancing schools at K. of H. hall com mencing next Monday evening. An instructor from Greenfield has been engaged. Tlrlc Hrlghum was hit in the face by a stick of wood while sawing wood at I I'. Dalrymple's last week. Mr. Hrigham lost several teeth and has had a very sore face as the result. The new arrangement for calling by number at the telephone station went Into effect this week, excepting the village and Halifax lines, which are to be divided later. There are 16 New England telephones and 70 Heath tele phones In town now. The rentage of these Instruments amounts to about $1,200 a vear. Frank Francis and Dorr Sprague have had Heath tele phones put In this week. GBEEN BIVER. Carl Reed has lost his driving horse. It being cast In the stable. Ernest Thomas and Arthur Lyndo are helping A. G. Gallup cut logs. Mrs. Harris of West Halifax is vis iting at her brother's. Henry Stone's. Mr. Beeman of Whitlnghnw and Garfield Jones of West Guilford were the guests of Ernest Thomas Monday. EAST DOVEB. Mrs. Mary Metcalf was recently taken suddenly ill and Is confined to her bed most of the time, but at last report she was more comfortable. The warm days we are having has taken the snow so that sleighs are a thing of the past and every one goes on wheels. A few Inches of snow would put smiles on the faces of some persons who have a good deal of log ging to do this winter. The community was saddened to hear of the sudden death of Mrs. Laura Bolster Sunday morning. She seemed to be in her usual health Saturday morning. She got up. got her break fast and ate it and was taken sudden ly 111 with great distress in her side and chest. She thought at the time time that It was her food that dis tressed her. but a doctor was sum moned and pronounced it pleuro-pneu-monia with heart trouble. WHITINGHAM. Mrs. H. A. Wheeler is gaining slowly. Martin Fox Is boarding at the hotel. Paul Smith Is working In Read's mill. Clinton Read returned to Springfield Saturday. Guy Morse Is working for Arthur Wheeler In the mill. Mrs. Demlng returned Monday from the North Adams hosnital. William Underwood Is assisting In Wheeler & Wheeler's store. John Underwood of Heath was at William Underwood's Wednesday. Lincoln Sawyer is having electric lights put In his mill, house and barn. N. D. Bartlett of Searsburg lectured at Green Mountain hall Tuesday even ing. Some of the young people are re hearsing for a play to be given in the near future. Carl Wheeler is taking Otis Read's place at the steam mill while the latter is laid off with an injury to his hand. WEST DOVEB. James McRae. wife and son of Marl boro, spent Sunday in town. J. J. Snow, wife and son. were vis itors in Brattleboro last week. Frank Russell has finished work for Davis and Bogle and has been work ing for C. E. Mann. Verne Adams and Mr. and Mrs. Carl Adams spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. George Adams. School In the village closed a very successful term last week. Pupils who were perfect in attendance during the term were Martha Jones. Weston Snow. Floyd Mann, Effle Canedy. Hazel Da vis. Bessie Davis, Ralph Davis. Guy Houghton and George Harris. Cecil Davis was absent only one day on ac count of sickness. The pupils perfect for the whole school year were: Mar tha Jones. Weston Snow, Effle Canedy, Guy Houghton, Bessie Davis and Ralph Davls SUBSCRIBE FOS THE REFORMER. M Soda Crackers ana WILMINGTON. The New Lumber Company's Officers and General Policy. ' William H. Wood of Cambridge. Mass.. Is the president of the new Deerfleld Lumber company and A. N. Ulnndln of Bath. N. H.. Is the treasur er who will be the general manager and will make his residence at Wil mington most of the time. The public naturally feels an Interest in this Im portant transfer and everv one will feel disposed to co-operate with thr company In furthering their Interests and we have reason to believe that the general policy will be liberal and bene ficial to tho towns in this locality as has been that of th Deerfleld River compnny for the past 15 years. The dancing class was well attend ed Tuesday evening. Miss Faith Kidder returned Satur day from a visit In Boston. Verne L. Adams was in North Adams Wednesday on business. C. M. Russell will deliver the Me morial day address at Bristol. May 30. Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Ray are In Brat tleboro caring for Mr. and Mrs. O. A. Alvord. Mills Brown, who was reported as being oulte 111 last week, has fully re covered. Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Vogel gave a very pleasant whist party Wednesday evening. W. A. Choate and daughter of Al bany were In town Wednesday and Thursday. Mrs. Albert Palmeter and Mrs. C. M. Russell were In North Adams on Wednesday. The town auditors advertise that they will meet Feb. 13 to make UP the town report. Anion"' the sick ones this week are Mrs. Walter Hall. Mrs. Clarence Plumb and Merle Moore. Mrs. M. A. Norton Is suffering from a badly sprained wrist caused by a fall on the Ice near her home. A verv successful operation for ap pendicitis was performed Tuesday on Miss Alice White at her home. The Maple Street club held its regu lar weeklv gathering with Mr. and Mrs. Blackford Monday evening. E. E. Wheeler Is fitting up his block and Charles Buckley will occupy the rooms as a restaurant In a short time. Mrs. George F. Roberts nnd Mrs. Chloe Bnker were visitors in Reads boro Friday and Saturday of last week. Mrs. Mary Winchester spent the day Wednesday with her daughter. Mrs. L. W. Boyd, who is in the hospital In North Adams. Mrs. M. A. Brown and son Roy re turned Mondav from North Adams. Roy is rapidly recovering from his recent operation. Among the North Adams visitors of last week were Mrs. H. L. Fox. Mrs. Perry Davis. Mrs. W. F. Crosier. Mrs. E. D. Manter, Leslie Boyd. Dr. and Mrs. Martin Brown of North Adams were the guests of Dr. and Mrs.' L. T. Page Tuesday and at tended the dancing school in the even ing. Owing to a Masonic meeting Tues day night, the dancing school will be heid on Monday evening of next week. The children's class will also be held on Monday. The nomination of O. H. Jones as postmaster has been recommended to the United State senate and it is ex nected that the nomination will be duly confirmed. Mrs. Gertrude KIngsley is spending a few days with her sister in Westmin ster. Mass. Her younger sister. Miss Amanda Plumb, Is keening house In her absence. Owing to the unusual weather of the past two weeks or so. logging opera tions have been nearly suspended and unless snow comes soon the effect will be very serious. A. M. Blandln of Bath. N. H.. treas urer of the Deerfleld Lumber com pany, which has just nurchnsed the real estate, mills, etc.. of the Deerfleld River company. Is in town. Miss Miner has finished her labors In the office of the Qeerfield River com pany and returned to her home in North Adams where she has a position in the office at the Arnold Print works. About 30 members of the S. H. club met with Rev. and Mrs. A. N. Black ford at the Universalist parsonage Tuesday evening. Games were played, lunch was served and all present re port a very enjoyable time. George Dixon of The Times and Miss Flora Pike of Whltlngham .were married Wednesday evening by Rev. E. C. Stover. The newly wedded couple will commence housekeeping in the tenement over O. O. Ware's store. Con gratulations. George H. Streeter and his son-in-law, George W. Marsh, have leased the C. C. Haynes property on Shatter street and will occupy the tenements and open a meat market about the first of May. They have Just put in about 100 tons of fine ice. anything you choose milk for instance or alone, At every meal or for a munch between moals, when you feel the need of an appetizing bite to fill up a vacant corner, in the morning when you wake hungry, or at night just before going to bed. Soda crackers are so light and easily digested that they make a perfect food at times when you could not think of eating anything else. But as in all other things, there is a difference in soda crackers, the superlative being Uneeda Biscuit a soda cracker so scientifically baked that all the nutri tive qualities of the wheat arc retained and developed a soda cracker in which all the original goodness is preserved for you. NATIONAL BISCUIT COMPANY i GUILFORD CENTER. Program for Pomona Grange Meeting Wednesday, Feb. 7. Windham County Pomona grange will meet with Hroad Brook grange Wednesday. Feb. 7. Program for the day Is as follows: Morning session. 10.30 music; general business: aues tlon. Is the Farmer Entitled to as Good Roads in Winter as in Summer?: speakers. D. G. Baker. W. S. Allen. M. A. Thomas. E. D. Conyers. Ransom Ackley. F. E. Johnson: dinner on the picnic plan. Afternoon session, open to the public Music: address of wel come, master Broad Brook grange: re sponse. H. C. Streeter: reading. S. Alice Thomas: violin solo. Lewis Jill son; essay. What Constitutes a Good Education and of What Advantage Is a Good Education to the Farmer f: Mrs. B. I. Conyers: reading. Mrs. F. E. Ward; recitation. Miss Minnie Thayer: song. Mary Bullock; reading. Mrs. Minnie Whlttemore: auestion. How Can the Farmer's Fuel Supply Be Obtained at the Least Cost?, sneakers. B. A. Whlttemore. Newton Hastings. R. L. Frost R. C Ingraham. F. L. Well man. E. P. Goodnow; music. Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Thayer visited In Brattleboro this week. Miss Martha Ingraham closed her school In Halifax Friday. Leslie Pierce, who was aulte 111 the first, of the week, Is improving. ' With the exception of Algiers and Guilford Center the schools in town closed today. Julius Berry of Waitsfleld visited E. A. Pierce's family Monday on his way home from Boston. There will be a special meeting of Broad Brook grange Saturday evening, Feb. 3. to receive applications. Come early. Miss Ada Bascom. who has taught the school in district No. 2. goes to her home in Riverside. Mass.. Satur day. The Guilford Dramatic club will pre sent The Stage-Struck Yankee, a one act farce. Thursday. Feb. 15. to be fol lowed by a dance. Music will be fur nished by Leitsingcr's orchestra. A. H. Hlnes. prompter. All are cordially In vited. Miss Ada Bascom was at F. E. Ben nett's In Hinesburg over Sunda'. Miss Minnie Thaver will entertain the Uni versalist Ladies' circle. Thursday, Feb. 8. afternoon and evening. All are cor dially invited to attend. Supper will be served. The Guilford branch of the Interna tional Sunday School association will meet at the home of the president. Mrs. Charles F. Ramsdell Saturday. Feb. 10. at 2.30 p. m. All Interested In Sun day school work are cordially Invited to attend. An offering will be taken to help supply literature to the home study department. WEST GUILFORD. Mr. and Mrs. Hosea Fisher visited Sunday at Mrs. Elmer Prouty's. Fred Beman of Whltlngham has been visiting Rev. James Jones for a few days. Miss Florence Fisher and Miss Ethel Fisher went Wednesday for a visit in Greenfield. Mass. Rev. James Jones visited Rev. J. A. Swart in South Newfane Mondav. He found Mr. Swart Improving from his stroke of apoplexy and able to speak a -little. Ell Lee was taken suddenly 111 Sun day evening with neuralgia of the heart. The pain was so severe that at one time it took four strong men to hold him. He is now better. and able to sit up. The district school which has been taught by Miss Nora Jaqueth of Guil ford Center, closed a very successful term Friday and every one will be glad to see the teacher back again. She has endeared herself to the pupils and made many friends while here. GUILFORD. A robin was seen and heard singing merrily in the yard of Mail Carrier Johnson yesterday morning. There will be a meeting of the board of civil authority for the abatement of taxes at George W. Franklin's next Monday, Feb. 5. at 1 o'clock. It is understood that E. P. Squlers will have the contract for cutting and sawing the timber on the Hollls-Boy-dert farm lately sold to H. G. Clark and that he will move his portable mill to the lot soon. STRATTON. Mrs. Ernest Pike' is on the sick list. Fred Johnson came back from New York state last week. As there was no snow to sled, some of the people have been putting up a supply of ice. Pussy willows and poplars are budded. The roads are getting dry and dusty. It Is good wheeling at Grout's Mills. 5' WAEDSBOEO. Walter Kidder found a bunch of Mayflower buds Jan. 81. Mrs. George Place of Rawsonvllle is spending a week with her husband at H. E. Knight's. Mra. Lizzie Barber, who has been visiting her father. L. A. Whitcomb. has returned to her home in Towns hend. Walter Kidder gave a party to a number of his schoolmates Mondav evening. The evening was spent with music and games. Frank Lackey of Vernon Is here to see his brother. James Lackey, who Is critically 111. A number of his chil dren are here also. Miss Nettle Johnson has returned to Brattleboro to resume her study of in strumental music under the Instruction of Miss Lulu Cressy. The body of Osmer C. Clark of West Brattleboro was brought here for burial Sunday, funeral services being held at 1.30 p. m. in the M. E. church. Rev. A. J. Martin otiiclating. Mr. Clark's mother-in-law, Mrs. J. A. smith of Boston, with her daughter. Ethel, were present at the funeraL. Mrs. Smith stopped In Brattleboro-on her way home to see her little grand daughter, Nella Clark. WEST WAEDSBOEO. The L. S. C. meets next Thursday afternoon at W. J. Davidson's. Mrs. Mary Ingram of Landsdowne. Pa., visited at M. L. Johnson's recent ly. Mrs. H. A. Waite has been on the sick list but Is better, as are the oth er sick ones. It is expected that Mrs. E. O. Newell will have charge of the services ait the church next Sunday morning. The singing service will be at H. A. Walte's Sunday evening. ' SOUTH WAEDSBOEO. Mr. and Mrs. Rice are gaining slow ly. The snow Is nearly all gone which , m;ikes the lumbermen feel rather blue. ' Fred Underwood from the "city" and the farmers about here finished filling their Ice houses last week. F. O. Gould has bought a new ?en- oi.atnr nnd t nlso the hanDV DOSSe&AT of a new graphophone. Arthur White and J. Read are cua ting up their wood with a horse-pow er machine. Fred Codo doing me worn Frank Kidder and Frank Gould are at work for Mr. Coolong on tne so called Edwards lot, helping to get off the lumber. The Now Couifh Syrup the one that setl , as ft nma cainnruc on me ouwbiu io aouiw T.ovativA Hnnpv And Tar. It exnels all cold from the system, cuts the phlegm out of the throat, strengthens the mucous mem branes of the bronchial tubes, and relieves croun. whooping coueh, etc. Children love it. Sold by Geo. E. Greene. ATHENS. Miss Stella Downing of Groveton. N. H.. came Saturday to the camp to as sist her sister. Mrs. Thompson, with the work. Mr. Thompson went Tuesday to Nashua, N. H.. to see Mr. Melendy. They are short of choppers and unable to work the teams all the time. The C. E. society held a meeting at H. J. Hastings's Friday evening. 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