;; In Nele Hampshire
WINDHAM CUUNTY HKFOIUIKK, HKATTLKHOKU, V T., tJUDAY. DKUEMBEU ga 1900.
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Entertainment In St. Joeeph'i Church Laat
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.
John Piircrll la recovering from
Mra. Fred Leonard visited in Springfield,
Miaa Philemon Hivcncy la Waiting; bar
slater in Kerne.
Miaa Minnie Hurruuiiha I viaillng In
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
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
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
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,
William Ooucette has gone to Hroad
Ilrook, Conn., where ho baa a position in
Miss Rose Mead of Brooklyn, N. Y., is
making a few weeks' visit at her home
Miss Jennie Ducgan of Greenfield came
Saturday for a few days' visit at her home
Miss Harriot Moore is making a two
weeks' visit with relntivea in Ifoldcn,
George Day of Millers Falls spent from
Saturday until Wednesday at Warren
Charles Lynch and John Cunningham of
Harrisville visited Tuesday with their fam
Mrs. Nolet and daughter, Misa Olive, of
North Dana, Mass., are visiting at James
Charlea Cone and sister, Misa Celin, and
William Lauglier are visiting at Kdward
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
Mr. and Mrs. Louia Donzey and daughter
of Franklin Falls are visiting at Frank
Miss Mamie Murry has returned to
Greenfield after a few days' visit with her
Mra. Cramer and grandson Lester are
making a few days' visit with Miss Eliza
Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Davis have returned
from a few days' visit with relatives in
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-
Stephen Terry haa resigned his position
at the Brightwood paper mill and has taken
a similar position in the Robertson paper
Ralph 0. Royca and Misa Mary E. Rob
blna were married Saturday morning; by
Rev. W. H. Trickey in the Univeraalist
William Burroughs returned Wednesday
to his home in Newport, Me., after a several
weeks' visit with hia daughter, Mra. S. H.
Rer. Charlea H. Temple has returned to
Medford Hills, Mass., after a few daya'
visit with hia parent, Mr. and Mra. Edal
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
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
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.
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
"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."
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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
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
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
Roger Spaulding recently caught
'coon rabbit" in a trap, and has it set
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
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. ,
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.
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
Miss Kate Parka haa been visiting bar
The Ladies' Aid society will meet with
Mrs. Alton Morse of Williamaville next
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
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.
Chamberlain Family Reunion United Old
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
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.
Mrs. George Belliveau went to Provi
dence, R. I., Wednesday for a brief viait
Principal W. E. Nims and Miaa Nima are
spending the week at their home in Ash
Rev. and Mrs. J. A. Mitchell are expected
t-o return tomorrow from a ten daya' visit
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
Mrs. Robert Bardwell and son Donald and
Misa Florence Graves of North Hatfield,
Mass., were guests of E. C. Crouch over
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
SEEKS A WRIT OF ERROR.
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
"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
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
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
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
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