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;; In Nele Hampshire 7. WINDHAM CUUNTY HKFOIUIKK, HKATTLKHOKU, V T., tJUDAY. DKUEMBEU ga 1900. S in s ; 'II .1 l1 i V 11 : I V I f Ail .4 ?,li HINSDALE Entertainment In St. Joeeph'i Church Laat Thursday Evening. Th supper end niilurtaliinient hld In HI. Joseph's t'athnlle church Thursday veiling under the auajiliea of lh women of the pariah waa well att.-nd.d and fair aum urn realised. Following la I ha pro fram uf tlx entertainment: Quartet, The Last R.f of Hummer, S. I. t'havunolle, Jennia McLaughlin. Frank Young and Laura LaKue: iiami hi, Miaa Mary Hubert; aol. And a Llltlc Child HI1.1II Lead Them. Roan IMiggan and Hlla Prllrrla: piano iolo. Conatellatlun, Mia Horia Power; humor oua. I'm Ha Shy, Henry Heanmler and Al blna Helllveau; plauu duet. Uance of tha Demon, Mlssee Antoinette Bergeron and Doris Powers; aula, , Silvery Moon, J. . C'liaviinelle: solo, When the rlnnw Birds Cross Ih Valley, Mia l.lllln Belle lll; Adieu Bonn, children' choir. few J John Piircrll la recovering from daya' Illness. Mra. Fred Leonard visited in Springfield, Maaa., recently. Miaa Philemon Hivcncy la Waiting; bar slater in Kerne. Miaa Minnie Hurruuiiha I viaillng In Hiimcrvllle, Mas. Miaa Nellie C'urlisa i viaillllg her alaler In Ludlow, Mnaa. Miaa llerlha Lewia of Hoaton la viaiting t her home here. Miaa Hoae Duffy of Keene visited Thurs day at .Martin Kellcy's. Hennia Nima apent Sunday with hla par ent in Sullivan, J. H. Mra. Arthur L. Taylor ia making a week'a vii.il in Boston. ( Mra. Frank Klmnre of Weatniurelnnd ia viaiting .Mra. J. 0. Kice. Henry 0. Holland ia Buffering from a aerera attack of a'sthma. Corlisa Hindi, of Gardner, Maaa., ia via it i lib- hia aunt, Mra. Ilinda. Frederick Leonard haa returned from buaincas trip to New York. Frmieia Martlet! of Aahiiel.it ia working In lliilmon'a machine ahop. Mr. and Mia. Warren Hotmail and aon havo been vUiting in Keene. Charlea Taylor ia making a week a viail with M. 1)., Mann in Hoaton. Oenrge A. Hievena returned Friday from few daya' outing in Hoaton. Miaa Hannah Mullina visited Mra. C. C. Turner in Ilmttlelioro Tneaday. Miaa Annie L. Kltsgerald haa returned to her home in .Northampton, Maaa. Mra. William Taylor ia visiting her daughter, Mra. Conk, in Greenfield. children and Mia Margate! O'Connor af Hyde 1'ark, Maaa.. are vlaiiliif at William O'llrlen'a on I'rospwt etret. The wall parly held at tha Inwn hall Wednesday eveninf waa well allanded, not only by the townapaopl but by people from Itralllcboro, Norllin.lU and Wiurhea tcr. The fir department waa called out Fri day evening for blu at the horn of Kd. ward lluhop ou t'anal alreel. An oil Itov eauaed Ilia troubl. Tha houa wa pretty well amoked up but no aerloua damage waa done. Mr. and Mra. Kdward Cunuinghani and children and Paniel t'unway uf II.Jo Park, Maaa,, Miaa Katherine Conway of Kerne, Miaa Annie Conway of Walea, Maaa., vlaltml Tueaday at Patrick Conway' on N'orllifield at reef, Miaa Mollie Pike entertained the junior rlaaa uf Ihe high echool at her home on Nortlilleld atreet Wedneaday evening. It be ing her Kith birthday aiiniveraary. He freahinruta of coco, cake, randy, cook Ira, nuta, and ralaina were aerved. The Teddy bear and jardiniere, which were to lie given way to the luckieal Christ- maa purrhanera at M. H. Mann a atore, were given to William ,lohnaon and Mllon Hiiiilb. The aia pounit box of chocolalea at K. 8. M.FIelira atore waa won by r.uwanl Her geron. The officera elected by the Kpworth league laat week re: J. II. Watann. praal- dent: Miaa Nor Smith. Mra. V. II. I.an- gille, Mra. Klaia Pagu and Mr. John Per ham, vice presidents; Miaa Lulu Moore, secretary; Miaa Mary Moure, treasurer; Mia. F. U. Heane, orgauiat. There were apeclsl Clirialuiaa aerviiea In ai'reral of the churchca Hunday. A con cert waa given by th childreu of the Con gregational church Bunday evening and Monday evening there waa Chrlalmai tree and cxen-ia.a in the Congregational, Metho dit and l'niveraliat churchca. At the annual meeting of Court Aahuo lot, Foreatera of America, Wedneaday even-liik- the following officera were elected: Chief ranger, F. J. Young; aub chief rang er. Paul Mcdiniiia; treamrer, John F. Ha leigh: linaiicial aecn-tary. Mntirice Turcell; ..iiior woodward, XcImjii Itlouin; Junior woodward. Kdard Knpi-e; aenior beadle, William Cunningham: junior beadle, Hen rv Tacv: lecturer. Maxinillian Bwgrron; liruatee. Paul H. Mann; phyaician, Dr. Kd ; in. mil I. a Chaine. I The fourth of the aeriea of entertain ! inenta in Ihe popular entertainment courae t waa given in the opera houae Thuraday levenin.'. The attraction waa Ihe Harmony iliii r.rl company. They gave a program of the iimiuI length, nearly every nuinher waa heiirtil; encored and the young women re poude.t in a lilier.il manner. They allowed exceptional ability a inuaciciana. Miaa Maud kirUmith gave mme excellent vio- ilin aoloa. Miaa I. illian Kirkamnn in a I truly profeaaiuniil manner rendered beauti ful 1,1-leetioiia on the (lute and Mita tier- Vermont 's Nelp Automobile Lalv Is Liberal in Its Provisions Tin. Mulumoliilu liiw uei IjV tin I .cl uf lim-i, ahnll If fur im-li mu Mr. and Mra. John Cole of Merideii, ,,,8 KirkamitU and Misa Daisy liiggmn, Conn . are visiting relntivea here. I .nnrano and contralto, added much to the Misa Lillian Myers of Fitchburg Normal choool i visiting at her homo here. Miaa Kdith Fcarann of Mystic, Conn., ia spending a few .days at her home here. Misa Kilialietli Purcell of South Deer field, Miisb., is visiting at her home here. P. W. Woodbridee entertained tho Fur club at his home on Itiver street recently. N. O. Maynard has bought the hamea and Wellington timber Iota at North Hinsdale. Kdward Kelley and aon Thomaa have been visiting Miss Kelley 1 Bellows Falls. Mr. and Mra. Charlea Pearson have been visiting Mr. and Mra. Carter in Springfield, Vr. William Ooucette has gone to Hroad Ilrook, Conn., where ho baa a position in mill. Miss Rose Mead of Brooklyn, N. Y., is making a few weeks' visit at her home here. Miss Jennie Ducgan of Greenfield came Saturday for a few days' visit at her home here. Miss Harriot Moore is making a two weeks' visit with relntivea in Ifoldcn, Mass. George Day of Millers Falls spent from Saturday until Wednesday at Warren Hall'a. Charles Lynch and John Cunningham of Harrisville visited Tuesday with their fam ilies here. Mrs. Nolet and daughter, Misa Olive, of North Dana, Mass., are visiting at James O'Brien's. I Charlea Cone and sister, Misa Celin, and William Lauglier are visiting at Kdward Belleville'. Mr. and Mrs. Edward Carey of Brook lyn, N. Y are spending a few daya at O. S. Howe's. ' Mr. and Mrs. Edward Bergeron, two sons and daughter, spent Tuesday with Dr. and Mrs. Pratt. Mr. and Mrs. Louia Donzey and daughter of Franklin Falls are visiting at Frank MacDonald'. Miss Mamie Murry has returned to Greenfield after a few days' visit with her parents here. Mra. Cramer and grandson Lester are making a few days' visit with Miss Eliza beth Markey. Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Davis have returned from a few days' visit with relatives in Gardner, Mass. Joseph Watson and sisters, Mamie and Annie, spent Tuesday at their home in Westport, N. H. Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Bailey of Brockton, Mass., are visiting at A. A. Bailey's and L. h. StearnB 8. Dr. Walter E. Fay has bought the coal business which has been carried on by the late F. P. Hinds. Mrs. Mary Dolan cut one of her fingers badly while at hor work in the Brightwood paper mill Monday. Misa Alice Jeffords Is making a few days' visit with her aunt and uncle in Chicopee Falls, Mass. Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Butler of Fitchburg, Mass., are visiting Mr. and Mrs. Thomaa Butler on Kiver street. Frank Woodbridge has resigned his po' sition as overseer of the shoddy room in the Haile & Frost , mill. James O'Brien, the clothier, presented every child who called at the store Mon day with a box of candy. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Smith and daughter, Miss Nellie, have Teturned from a few daya' visit in Clinton, Mass. Miss Muzie Powers of the University of Vermont in Burlington is making a few weeks' visit at her home here. William Taylor of South Windham, Me., came Saturday for a few days' visit with hia mother, Mrs. Marlon Taylor. Mr. and Mrs. John Corkery and children of Spofford visited Tuesday with Mrs. Thomaa Hannon on Canal atreet. Mr. and Mrs. Langworthy of Middle bury, Vt., are making a few weeks' risit with their son, Rufus Langworthy. Mr. and Mra. Henry Taylor and son Prentiss returned Wedneaday from short visit with relatives in Gardner, Mats. Miss Christina Robertson of Springfield, Mass., ia visiting a few weeks with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Robertson. Solomon Norheny and Misa Esther John son were married Saturday evening by Rev. W. H. Trickey at the Univeraalist parson- age. , Stephen Terry haa resigned his position at the Brightwood paper mill and has taken a similar position in the Robertson paper mill. Ralph 0. Royca and Misa Mary E. Rob blna were married Saturday morning; by Rev. W. H. Trickey in the Univeraalist parsonage. William Burroughs returned Wednesday to his home in Newport, Me., after a several weeks' visit with hia daughter, Mra. S. H. MacDonald. Rer. Charlea H. Temple has returned to Medford Hills, Mass., after a few daya' visit with hia parent, Mr. and Mra. Edal bert Temple. Mr. and Mra. William O'Brien and two evenini; s enteniiinoiem. At the aiinu.il meeting of Sheridan Wo man's Relief c.iri Tnesday evening the .lection resulted in Ihe choice uf the fol lowing otli.er: Mr. A. K. Mix, president; Visa Etta -Moore. , aenior vice president; V'r. May lii.kerioao, junior vice presi dent; Mra. August!) Nima, treaaurer: Miss Jennie Putney, chaplain; Miaa Lulu Moore, conductor; Mrs., l-.dia llolton. guard; dole- iriitt'B to ihe untie convention, Mia. Ltieila A. Fay and Mn, Lulu Moore: ulternateB, Mi ms Susie Heatings and Mra. Addie llrooka. It waa voted to hold a joint in stiillaiiou with the poat'and Sons of Vet erans, if agreeable to them, ill the Grand Army hall the evening of January ill. Among those from out of town who apent Christmas here were: Miaa Madelon Sicarns of Brockton, Mass.: MUs Kliiabcth Gray of Hrattlcboro; Mr. and Mra. Samuel 7'hompaon and child of Winchester: Joseph Young af llolyoke, Mass.: William Belle ville of Durham; Mr. and Mrs. Harry Smith of Peterboro: George Delphy of Yiileaville, Conn.; Michael and William Dempsey of New York; Miss Lillian Tacy of Northampton, Mass.: Charlea King of Went Swaiuey; Robert Field of Spring Ilekl, Mass.; Harold Myera of Greenfield, Man. ; Mr. and Mra. Charlea F. Mann and daughter of Hratlleboro; Guy Tacy of Weal Swampy: Annie Peraons of Greenfield; Mr. and Mra. Ilrigh.im of Winchester; Walter Scott of Somerville, Conn.; Mr. and lira. William Gould of Everett, Malta. ; Mis Ab bio Howe of Bellows Falls; Mr. and Mra. Frank Steliliins of South Vernon: -Mr. anil Mrs. Victor Cote of Greenfield; George Howe of Chester: Robert McCaughcrn of irolyoke. Mass.; Mr and Mrs. Winflelil Hubbard of Springfield, Mass.; Bertie Cald well of Brattleboro. Icylaltttiiru iliirintf I lie Inat hour uf t ht ai-aai.m ilillVr from I lie law of li'iil In tlii follnniiiK rviui-U: Hiii-cJ limit ottlHiilii of limit of villi', V II In ., uii.l thickly dcIIIimI Hirlinlia uf Iumii iniiat nut i-xcieil twenty live mile mi hour, iiiMliu.l of not to Mffeil tlftiM'ri mil.- an hour; prnnlty for flrat violHtion of tho In w not limn. Hihii $.0 or iiiijiriaon-iiH-nt for li'ti ilnya, or Loth, with coal a iiiHtnicI uf llni' not lo I'Xciiil 111; pen- alt.v for wiilHiiiiit oflVtiKr now, lino of 'from to -'I'D or iiiirii.iiiiicnt for ix mouth, or Loth, with coat a, in- alnul of II lit' not to I'Xi-ci'il IfHij or ten -i h ' iiiitiriaonmi'iil, or Loth; ri-yiHtra- lion fro II for iiiiii'hini' of twenty liorae power or li'aa iiml 3 for iiiiu liiiio uf ovi-r twenty home owrr, Inatetul of fee of aleuler license, - insti ll I of !!. The full tent of the new liiw follow: "Jl, (17 1. An net to reKiiltito th run iiinK uf molor vehicle u ml lo license II ierutor thereof. "It i hereliy eliiieteil Ly the ijenenil HNHi'tiilily of th Httito of Vermont. "Section I. No motor vehicle) hIiiiII lie run ou h ptililie way or irivntt' way Iniil out umler authority of Ktatute in a cnri'lcKS or ni'ijliyi-tit manlier. If a iierHon ruim u motor veichle at a rale of apoeil excePilititf twenty-five mile an hour ont.iiilu a city or incor ioratei villacje, or at n rale of Hjiecl excecilitii; tin mile an hour within a city, iiieorioraleil village, or the thickly nettle. I ptirt of a town, it xhall he prima facie eviili-nce that the motor vehicle waa run careleasly or ueyli Ifently. Nothiii( herein eontaiiieil nIiiiII Lo mi eoiiHlrueil R to affect tho right of the proper ollieial of tt city, incur poraleil viilaye, or the neleetinen of n town, iiml wiiil olliciala ahall have au thority lo make apeeial regulation ' to the iipeej of Hitch motor Vehicle iijioii narrow or ilaiijjeronn roiKl or way. Such special regulation, how ever, sliall he miliject to all appeal to the atate highway commiHsioin r wliite ileeifiiotiN in the cuxc hIiiiII h" final. No smell upeeial rt giilationn kIiiiII I (lVctive tinlea notice of the vaine ia puateil eonapictioiiMly in Huch roa.l or way n reuHoiinliln ilialatiee from a point where Mitch narrow or danger ous place exiit. "Section '2. A piTaon who violate a provision of the preceding section' shall Le lini'l not more than i or lei imprisnneil not n:ore than ten liays, or lioth for the first offense, with costs of NORTH HINSDALE. ' Mrs. Clifton Stoddard and son Fred spent Chrisimaa at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mra. F. W. Fisk. MiBS Fields closed school last Friday for two weeks. The teacher and school had a tree loaded with preaents for all. WEST CHESTERFIELD. Basketball Player Hurt While Coasting Down Postofflca HiU. Rawson Bothwell met with a serious ac cident Monday while coasting down the hill to the postofflce. Orrin Farr waa com ing up with a load of plank and had juat time to turn his horses before the sled reached him. The ends of the plank struck Mr. Bothwell in the ehest but no bones were broken and ho is quite comfortable. Mr. Bothwell is well known in Brattleboro through his connection with tho basketball team of that town. prosecution, ami for each nuLae- (jiient offense sai.l person shal he lille.l not more than iio tmr less than l.'-'i or Le imprisoned not more than six months, or Loth, with costs of prose cution. Justices of the peace, munici pal and city courts shall have eon- rurrent lurisdiction with county courts of offenses arising tinder the provisi ions of this act and No. sH of tho Acts of 19iH. "Section ;i. Section 9 of No. Sli of the Acts of I'.IH-I is hereby amended so as to read as follows: 'Section !. The secretary of state iiuir at anv time sua pend or revoke a license for a viola tion of a provision of this act, or any amendment thereto or any mfeulntion made thereunder, and said aecretary, or his duly niithori.ed agent, may, after due hearing, suspend or? revoke the eer tificato or license issued under this act for anv cause which he deems sufficient A person violating a provision of this act for which no penaltv is herein other wise provided sliall tic fined not mom than f Hill. A person operating or cause ing or permitting a person to opera to an nutotnoliile or motor vehicle alter re vocation or suspension of a certificate or license for such vehicle under this act shall he imprisoned ten davg or fin ed not more than iHWO nor less than $")), or both. A court convicting a person of violating a provision of this act shall forthwith notify the secretary of state of such conviction with the num ber or mark of thu automobile or motor vehicle of such convicted person, an.l all other information obtained. Such information shall bo recorded by the secretary of state in his office; anil if. at any timo it appears that a person has been convicted of a first offense in more than one court in the state, each con viction subsequent to the dato of tho first ono shall be deemed a subsequent offense and such person shall bo sub ject to further prosecution therefor. A person who violates a provision of this act may he arrested without a warrant, and the officer making the arrest shall take such person before n justice, muni cipal, or city court, there to be held un til a proper warrant can be issued.' "Section 4, The registration fee pro vided under section 6 of No. 80 of the tor vehicle) of twenty bur isiwer or le and J for each motor vehicle of inure) than twenlv hor ituwer. The fee for a liceuan for operating a motor vehicle aliall lie f J annually lo be paid in thu tnmuicr prescribed in No. Mil of the Act or iwii. "Section 3. Keel ion 2 of No. d of the Act uf III0I, ia hereby amended o a lo read a follow: 'Section 'J. A manufacturer uf or dealer in aiitomo bile or motor vehicle inav, instead of registering each automobile or mo tor Vehicle owned or controlled bv him, make application for a guncral distinguishing number or mark for such Hiitouiobile ur motor vehicle up. uu a blank to be provided by Ihe sec retary of atate for that purpose. The secretary uf state may, if he is antis flod of the truth of the fails stated in such application, grunt such nppli cation and issue to the applicant a cor tilleale of registration containing I In name, place of residence, mid address of such applicant, and the general ui titigiiisliing inimlier or mark or mark assigned to him; and such further pro visions as the secretary of state may determine. All automobiles or motor Vehicle owned or controlled bv said manufacturer ur dealer, unless sold, let for hire, or humi d for a period of more tliaii five consecutive duvs, shall be re garded lis registered umler such dis tiiigiiishiug murk or number. The f- for such a certificate ahall be -". "Section 0. A resident of another state or country who has complied with the laws of his state or country relating to the registration or licens ing of motor vehicles shall not be re quired to pay a registration or license fee while operating a motor vehicle in this stale, provided that such other state or country grants like privileges to residents of this atate. If such non resident is convicted of a violation of a provision uf this act relating to the muiiiier of running or operating motor vehicles, he shall thereafter be subject to the provisions of this act relating to registration of motor vehicles and of the operators thereof. "Section 7. The secretary of state shall furnish to each person register ing a molor vehicle, except motor cy cles, two enameled iron plates which shall not be less than eleven inches in length and six inches in width. Such plintcs shall have :i white surface with lilai'k margins of one-fourth uf an inch, an the letters ' Vt '. Such letters sliall be two inches in height with one half inch strokes. Such plates shall also bear the number given to such motor vehicle which uuuilicr shall be in black arabic figures nut bss than four inches in height with a stroke of three-fourths of an inch in width, and such figures shall la- placed at least one inch apart and be placed before the letters 'vt . One of such plates shall be attached to the front of the motor vehicle in u secure manner so ns to be plainly visi- i ble. Ihe other of such (dales shall he fastened to the rear of tho motor vehir ' cle in a similar manner. Such plates : shall not be so arranged that they can be turned down or covered up, and shall always be kept legible. From sunset to sunrise the rear identification plate shall be illuminated from the outside, providing that the light which illunii- 1 nates it is situated so that the visihil- j ity of the plate is tiot impaired by tho arrangement. From sunset to sunrise motor cvcles shall be equipped with 1 one lump which shull be kept lighted ' while the cycle is being operated. i "Section S. No person shall operate, or attempt to operate a motor vein- , le while in n state of intoxication. ! "Section I. The secretary of state' shall quarterly pay to the stato treas urer all fees received by hnn umler the provisions of this net and No. S5 j of the Acts of HUH. Such fees and all fees recovered for violations of the provisions of this act and of No. SO of the Acta of 1904 shall be kept in n separate account by the state treas urer, and the auditor of accounts is. hereby authorized to draw orders pay able, out of such foes and fines for the expenses incurred by the secre tary of state tinder the provisions of this act and of No. 8li of the Acts of 1911.1, and anv unexpended balance of such fees and fines in the hands of the state treasurer shall be added to the state highway fund. Section 10. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act lire here by repealed. The provisions of No. 86 of the Acts of I9H4, in so far ns such provisions are not inconsistent with the provisions of tins net, are Herein adopt cd and tmii In a part of this act. "Approved, December 19, 190(5." The HBail IBaieff9 Bootts aed Ovcrslnocs Best lor Farmers, Lumbermen and Teamsters The largest firms and companies, whose employes need footwear that is especially durable and . serviceable quarrymen and lumbermen demand "Ball Band" and speak in highest terms of this brand. They want the best; if they buy the best they will buy "BALL BAND." It isn't too good for you. When we say this we state a fact proved by long experience. "BALL BAND" goods are the best goods of their class because they contain more pure Para rubber than any other make, and are made upon honor by the largest independent makers of rubber goods in this country a concern that has built its reputation on quality, and has only one standard and that the highest and best. Coontail Special Boots '.Vt-i sfi V, '. A ' I VM - I ri r IVIore Worn Than of Any Other Make mi f;S'Ti-i),l The best material, the best wear, the leat fit, the greatest warmth, the most comfort and the best value in every respect. 1 'tMji.-J'? i The Coontail Special Boot is the best of the "Ball Band" products. When you have said that much you nave told the whole story. No other boot combines the qualities of warmth, comfort, dryness and durability given by this wonderful boot. Equipped with patented snow excluder and duck Perfection overshoes, it is as near perfect aj any human labor can make it. Worn by more outdoor .workers than any two other makes. is: J ST- - . M v -van Ball Band" Goods Are Not Made by a Trust They are sold by all leading retailers. We are sole wholesale agents for New England, and we carry a full line in our retail store. Come in when you are in town and ask to see whatever styles you are interested in and let us explain their points of superiority. Pummam Brothers West "Brattleboro Hattle Rwtglea is visiting her cousin rrs. O. R. Farr. Hcrtha Davis made a flying visit here when home for a few days at Christmas Herbert Morgan and Frank Snow of St, Lawrence university are home for the holi days. Mrs. O. R. Farr received tho news Tues day of the death of her cousin, Eugene Con verse, in his home in Springfield, Mass. The Christmas exercisea were very good although the children missed their teacher, who is spending a week at her home West Brattleboro. CHESTERFIELD. Roger Spaulding recently caught 'coon rabbit" in a trap, and has it set for another. Bertha and Gertie Davis are spending their Christmas vacation with their par ents, Mr. and Mra. A. M. Davis. The school children and teachers had Christmas trees in the town hall end had merry time. Mr. Rugg personated Santa Claus in hia usual happy manner and dis tributed heaps of presents. Rer. Mr. Riviere recently made a trip to Hartford, Conn., where he waa inlvted by the women of McCall's auxiliary, to whom he gave an address and two lectures on The Relgious Statua in France at the Present Hour. Eugene Converse, 56, who died at his home in Springfield, Mass., TueBday, waa born In Chesterfield and later removed to Keene. He went to Springfield about four years ago. He was a baker, and was em ployed at the Ideal and Waldorf lunch rooms. He leaves, besides bis widow, one daughter, Mildred, living at home, and four sons, Charles of Revere, Everett of Wor cester, Clio and Ernest, both living at home; also five brothers. Dr. Stedman Con verse of New York city, Dr. Charlea Con verse of Springfield, 0., Julius Converse of Worcester, William of Providence, and Schuyler of JTrbana, 0. Funeral services were held at his former home yesterday noon at 12.45, and the body wa taken to Worcester for burial. brother at the Waldorf Astoria, city, for a few days. , New York SPOFFORD. Mr. and Mrs. Charlea York went to Con cord laat week. Mra. Miranda Hopkina has gone to Keeno to spend the winter. Joseph Holt is ill. John Vaile ha tak en his place at the can ahop. Harlan Streeter and family have moved into one of Mrs. h. F, Bonuey't tenements. Ihe Htird Uomediaa company la giving entertainments in village hall this week. MOUNTAINSIDE. Rev. Harry Eno Roulllard haa accepted the call to preach In Stockton Springs, Ma. Rev. E. Q. S. Osgood and family drove to Monntainaide recently to see it In it winter garb. Miss Kate Parka haa been visiting bar SOUTH NEWFANE. The Ladies' Aid society will meet with Mrs. Alton Morse of Williamaville next Thursday afternoon. Mrs. Knapp of Dummeraton haa been the guest of her daughter, Mra. Newton A, Bingham, the past week. Rev. and Mra. Milea O. Tupper are hap py in welcoming a new baby boy at their home at the parsonage Monday morning. The family dinner at Mrs. Samuel Morse a was postponed until today on ac count of the Illness of Samuel H. Morse, who ia now improving rapidly. Mrs. Qeorgianna D. Kendall of San Ber nardino, Cal., a Wellealey college atudent, is spending the holiday vacation with her grandmother, Mra. Samnel Morse. In spite of clouds and storm last week Thursday the attendance at the Ladies Aid society waa fairly good, 12 taking sup per with Mrs. Samuel Morse. In tha even ing there were 40 present. The Parish school, of which Miaa Nellie Dickensen is teacher, bad a Christmas tree and exercisea Monday afternoon. Tha pro gram included an unusually good Christmas dialogue in which all the pupils took part. Gifts were distributed to all present, includ ing the visitors. Christmas visitors aa far aa reported are aa follow: Henry Ingram went to Bel lows Falls. Mr. and Mrs. Murry Cheney dined with Mra. Cheney's mother and sis ter, Mra. Nason White and Mra. Carl Gush ing, in Brattleboro. At 0. E. Brown's a dinner party of 20 waa entertained. Those from out of town were Mra. Elijah Morse, Mr. and Mrs. Jamea H. Morse, Mr. and Mra. Edward V. Mora and children, Kenlth and Marguerite, Mr. and Mra. George Whitney, all of Brattleboro; also Mr. and Mra. Jamea Brace and aon Graham of Claremont, N. H. Mr. and Mrs. Herman Osgood and daughter Pauline of Claremont, N. H , are at Sum tier Shepard's. Mra. Elliot Sparks Is with her son, Herman Sparks. The Christmas exercisea Tuesday evening were largely attended. The eho'r, com posed of Mrs. Samuel H. Morse, soprano, Mrs. Nelson A. Bingham, alto, Frank E Fisher, baae, Edward V. Morae of Brattle boro, tenor (who took the place of Samuel II. Morse, who was ill), with Mra. Frank K. Fisher, organist, gave a muaical pro' gram of six numbers. Rev. Miles 0. Tupper offered prayer. Welcome waa given by the superintendent. Santa Claua's Surprise Party followed given by Miss Ella Stratton aa Mrs. Santa, Alton Morse aa Santa Claus, Will Brooks as Little Nicholas and Maud Packard as Mary. All of the Sunday school children took part in the surpriae. The trees were laden with Christmas fruit which was freely distributed. A pleasant feature was the presenting of a souvenir to everybody. These were sent by Mr. and Mrs. Frank Moss of Now York city, with the wish that the louveoira might serve aa reminders throughout the year of the real Christmas thought which underliea these festivities. The Bridcowater Woolen company of Bridgewater, with a capital of $100 000, has filed articles of association in the office of the secretary of state at Montpelier. This company is organiz ed to manufacture woolen cloths and other fabrics. Its plant and main office will be at Bridgewater. Relatives of Dr. C. P. Gale, of Wol cott, who disappeared from home some weeks ago and was afterward seen in a town in western New York, are now attempting to locate him further. Traces have been found of his appearance in several points in New York state, but thus far it has been impossible to locate him with certainty. Wyman Flint, 83, a prominent paper manufacturer, died at hi Home in .bel lows Falls, Tuesday. Death was causod by a valvular affection of the heart. He is survived by two sons and one daughter. Mr. Flint, who was a native of Windsor, N. H., went to Bellows Falls in 1880. He was president of the Wyman Flint & Sons company, paper manufacturers, and the Green Mountain pulp company of Middlebury. Charlea W. Eaton Stricken at Christmas Par ty In Bpringfleld, Masa. The community was deeply saddened Tues day evening when news came of tho sud den death in Springfield, Mass., of Charles , Eaton. Mr. Katon, with hiB wife, and son were at the home of his brother to spend Christmas day. The party had had their dinner when Mr. Eaton excused him self from the room and waa absent so long that his son went to look after him and found him lying dead on the floor of an adjoining room. Mr. Katon waa formerly a grocer in thia village in company with the late Charles Newell. They conducted business in the old block, which occupied the site where J. L. Stockwell a store is now located. Mr. Enton is survived by a widow, and one son, Harry W. Eaton. The funeral will be held from hia late home this afternoon in Springfield, Mass. The most sincere sympathy of the many friends of the bereaved family is extended to them The Springfield Union of Wednesday gives the following facts in regard to Mr. Eaton' life: During his 12 years' residence in this city Mr. Eaton conducted a successful gro cery business in Westfleld under the firm names of Eaton k Waterman, Eaton A Barnes, and the present name, Eaton ft Loomis, successively. He was an enthusi astic Methodist, having been connected with St. Luke's Methodist church and later with Wesley church, in which he had served as a member of the official board and the ehurch treasurer for the last four or Ave yeara. A special meeting or tne omciai hoard of Wesley church has been called for 7 AH o'clock in the church to take action on hia death. Mr. Eaton was born in New London, ( aim., the son of Rev. James M. and Lois Ann (Olmstead) Eaton. At the are of two yeara he went with bis parents to Stafford, Conn., where he grew op and received his school education. When 17 years of age, he went to work for Lyman W. Crane of Stafford, who conducted a gro cery and dry goods business in the town after the war. After three or four yeara he went to Williamsburg, where he went to work for S. D. James in the same bus iness. In 1H7S tie married miss name e, Cowlea of Wllliamahurg, who survives him. He went into partnership with hia brother-in-law. the late C. W. Newell of Brattlebo ro, Vt., and remained In the partnership for about 13 years, after which he went to Westfleld. During practically hia entire business career in Westfleld he maintained his home in this eity. He had never been connected with any orgsnixations outside the church, preferring to spend his leisure time with hia family. gray Chamberlain Family Reunion United Old Tlma Friend. A very pleasant occasion was the reunion of the Chamberlain family held at the home of Mr. and Mr. Morris E. Chamber lain yesterday. Among those present from out of town were Mr. and Mrs. Harlan Holton of Rutland, Mra. H. A. Briggs of New York eity. Dr. William A. Chamberlain of Waseca, Minn., and Misa E. May Cham berlain of NorthUeld, Mass. They, with other relatives to the number of 15, par took of a bountiful dinner and in the early evening enjoyed game, music and tha da lights of a holiday tree. This ia tha first viait Dr. Chamberlain haa made to hia na tive town in 29 years, when he left to take a eonrse of study in the University of Mich- -igan at Ann Arbor. E. O. .Waatherhead will aell his house hold goods at public auction tomorrow af ternoon. Marshall Fisher is spending the week in Boston. W. H. Alexander lost one of his driving horse last week. Miss Josephine Phelps is spending the holidays in Boston and vicinity. Mrs. Wallace Bond of Greenfield spent a part of the week at L. E. Bond's. Master Paul McVeigh is with Mr. and Mrs. l. S. Holbrook for several weeks. Mrs. It. 1). Hawkins returned Wednesday evening from a visit in New York city. H. P. Strong of Boston is the guest of ms cousin, itrs. tJ. is. Fisher, this week. OtiB Tuttle and family have moved Jrom Orchard Btreet to Miss II. E. White's house. Charles Nesbitt of Holyoke, Mass.. spent i nnstmaa with bis parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Neebitt. Mrs. George Belliveau went to Provi dence, R. I., Wednesday for a brief viait with friends. Principal W. E. Nims and Miaa Nima are spending the week at their home in Ash burnham, Mass. Rev. and Mrs. J. A. Mitchell are expected t-o return tomorrow from a ten daya' visit Lynn, Mass. Miss Madge Davenport of Boston spent Christmas with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Davenport. E. B. Ellis haa not been so well during the past week and little hope of his recov ery is entertained. Miss Carolyn Clark went to Boston today to attend a class luncheon, also the wed ding of a classmate. Mra. J. G. Peck of Greenfield, Mass., apent Tuesday with her parente, Mr. and Mra. H. 0. Squires. John Helyar and Louia Thayer came from Burlington Saturday to spend the holiday vacation at their homes. v Mrs. L. H. Knapp has returned from an extended visit in Hinsdale, N. H., Worces ter and Framingham,' Mass. Mrs. S. D. Holbrook received newa Wed nesday of the death of her sister. Mrs. Nel lie Lavelle, in Fremont, N. Y. Mr. and Mra. J. S. Morse returned Wed nesday from a visit in Newfana with Mr. Morse's sister, Mrs. T. M. Allbee. Miss Minnie Johnson of Beverly. Mass.. ia apending the week at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. 0. Johnson. Miss Olive Weatherhead of Worcester. Mass., ia spending the holidays with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Weatherhead. Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Blodgett of Green field were guests of Mrs. Blodgett'a parents, sir. and Mrs. I. T. Perry, over Christmas. Carroll Fisher of New York city and Roy Fisher of Lynn, Mass., are spending the week with their parents, Mr. and Mra. E E. Fisher. Mrs. Robert Bardwell and son Donald and Misa Florence Graves of North Hatfield, Mass., were guests of E. C. Crouch over Christmas. The Congregational Sunday achool Christ maa social held in academy hall Tneaday evening waa largely attended and a most enjoyable evening spent. A number of the women of the Earnest Workers' society will conduct a aale of homemade food in the reading room to morrow afternoon at 2 o'clock. The pro ceeds will ha nsed for tha street sprinkling at present Ihe Whites are 9S points ahead of the Blues in the membership contest. Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Walker entertained .eral relativea and friend Tuesday with a bountiful Christmas dinner, and later in the day distributed numerous gifts from tha tree which had been decorated for the oc casion. The Christmas concert and tree at the Baptist church Monday evening was a very enjoyable occasion. Several younger mem bers of the Sunday school were obliged to be absent on account of illness with whoop ing cough. SEEKS A WRIT OF ERROR. New Consolidated Rendering Co. Claims Law Ia Unconstitutional. A petition waa filed In Chittenden county court yesterday by the Consolidated Render ing company vs. the State of Vermont, ask ing the supreme court to grant a writ of error in the case of the contempt proceed ings against the company, and that it be returnable at the January term of court. It is claimed that the Chittenden county court erred in finding the plaintiff in con tempt for failure to produce certain books and papers at the September term and in imposing a fine of $3000 for tho following reasons: "1. Because the report of the grand jury of record in the contempt proceedings and the affidavits of the general counsel for such company sufficiently show that the papers in question, if produced, would tend to incriminate said company and render it liable for criminal prosecution. '2. Because the recent legislative act (H. 1) was unconstitutional and the court was without jurisdiction. ' 3. Becsuse it overruled the motion filed by said company. 4. Because it does not appear that the paper in question wculd have been legally admissible, if produced. "5. Because no proper or sufficient no tice to produce such books and papers was given." The Consolidated Rendering company, which owns and operates the plant of the Burlington Rendering company, was ad judged in contempt October 31 for not having produced before the grand jury of Chittenden county all of the books, ac counts, etc., called for-in that body's inves tigation of the sale of diseased meat. The contempt case later passed to the supreme court on exceptions. A deposit of $3000 aa security for the fine, pending the final de cision, was made with the Chittenden Coun ty Trust company of Burlington a few daya ago. fnnd. Interest ia atill warm in the Banc elaaa of the Baptiat church. Aa tha standing is Hall Badly Scattered. While Dr. E. M. Nichols and Ray Under wood were hunting Friday morning they crossed the railroad a mile north of Bar ton and discovered a package of letters be side the track. Search revealed several more packages and they telephoned Post master E. H. Webster, who immediately be gan inveatlgation. He discovered that the pouch which should have been caught by the aouth bound train at 12.52 o'clock Thursday night had been missed and drawn under the wheels of a north-bound train. Tha pouch waa found at Barton Landing, six miles north, and letters and packagea were strewn all along the way. The Barton National bank nao more than $5000 in cheeks and notes in thia mail, while many other letters contained valuablea. A part of the checka and aome mileagea were found, but much ia still missing. it.