'Bethel Courier. BETHEU VT., THURSDAY, MAY 14, 1903. VOL., XXIX. NO. 321543 PRICE THREE CENT 7 GROGE We sell things to eat as well as to wear. A full line of groceries aMrVT d Mon hand. The best quality and prices as low as $uk lowest. Try the Wise King Flour, it is the best. We have just Ladies' and Gents' Summer Underwear. Gents' Negligee Shirts, Straw Hats and many other seasonable goods. Bring you? produce in exchange for goodsl , PIANOS, and SEWING BARGAINS' in secondhand instruments. Easy payment. Write for Catalog and Prices. D. M. STRONG, Bethel, WANTED ! At Bethel Tannery, Highest Cash Price Paid. vWrite or call on E C. FISHER CO., Bethel. A PENNY saved is a penny earned Is an old maxim we all should have learned; So wise and prudent old farmer Dole Believed in the maxim, to the depths of his soul, And in looking for a shoe that would best stand the wear Of the rough daily use it would have to i bear, ' lie deemed that nothing else would do But the Rice& Hutchins ELKSKIN shoe. PRICE $2.00. On sale at A. H. KING'S RIE5 received a full line of GANS riACHINES. Vermont, Bethel, Vt WHAT'S GOING ON. FIVE MINUTES WITH THE BIG NEWS OF THE WORLD. . Half-Million Fire in Ottawa. A fire started in the lumber district of Ottawa Sunday afternoon and owing to faulty water service could not be checked. The names spread rapidly until they had swept everything clear over a great area, inflicting a loss of half a million dollars, perhaps half covered by insurance. The fire burned over much the same section as the great fire of 1900. It was at first supposed to be incendiary and one man was arrested, lately discharged from prison, where he had served a sentence for arson. Later reports indicate that the fire started in the dry grass. Cup Race Preparations. The trial races between the two Sham- rocks will close Saturday. The new boat, which will certainly act as the cup challenger, will be rigged for her ocean trip at once and as soon as possible will be brought over for a long trying-out period before the races in September. Some quite extensive changes have been made in the rigging ana sails 01 the Keliance. io further trials of speed have taken place between the new American boat and the Columbia or Constitution, and their actual relative speed is still unknown. Government by Injunction. The federal court at Omaha has issued a series of injunctions covering about all the phases of labor troubles. It has enjoined the unions from interfering with the business of employers in any way. and has even gone so far as to order the union to a is Dana, un the other nana, the business men's associations have been directed not to meet for the purpose of discussing means of combatting labor unions, and not to refuse to sell goods to those who employ union labor. , Close Shave For Immigrants. The barkentine Vera Cruz, bound from Cape Verde islands to New Bedford, Mass:, encountered a storm when she had nearly reached her destination and was driven far out to sea and rendered helpless. She finally drifted ashore on the coast of North Carolina, where her 443 Portuguese immigrants were taken off by revenue cutters and conveyed to New Bedford. Murderous Robber Escaped. Boston is again excited by a mysterious murder. Miss Nellie A. Sturtevant was shot and killed at the door of her home in Medford by a robber who had taken a bag containing valuables from her father. An Italian named JLombardi was arrested, but released from lack of identification, and the perpetrator is unknown. Reports Were Inaccurate. The report that the Russians had reoc- cupied Nieuchang in Manchuria, - which threw diplomatic circles into a flutter last w eek, proved inaccurate. I he Kussian troops marched in and then out again shortly afterward. High tension still prevails respecting this question. Marcom's Assassin Held. The alleged murderer of J. B. Marcura, the Kentucky lawyer who was shot for his connection with a contested elections case, was arrested without much trouble by a sheriff's posse and jailed. His name is Curtis Jett. He says he'll get out of it all right. Found Infernal Machine.- , A box delivered at the Cunard line piert in New York last week for shipment on a steamer soon to sail for Europe was found to contain an infernal machine. The plan and motive are unknown, and the plot is a mystery. President at Golden Gate. A monster greeting was given President Roosevelt at San Francisco Tuesday. He reviewed a parade several miles long,, formed in his honor. The president is becoming somewhat wearied from his long journey. Employers Organizing. Employers of 100,000 laborers engaged in the building trades in New York city are to combine to fight the unions. Serious strikes are now in progress. Work on the subway is almost at a standstill. Another Railroad Merger. 1 J. P. Morgan & Co. are engineering another railroad combination by which the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific railroad becomes owner of the St. Paul & San Francisco railroad. Great Typhoid Epidemic. During the recent typhoid epidemic in Ithaca, N. Y., which is now thought to be over, there were 955 cases and 64 deaths. It was the worst typhoid epidemic of modern times. Hard To Stamp Out. The department of agriculture has received news of another outbieak of foot and mouth disease at Framingham, Mass. It was thought the disease had been eradicated. Many Killed By Americans. A column of American troops under Capt. Pershing captured ten Mindanao forts and killed 150 natives, including several dattos and one sultan. - State Railroads In Trouble. The government of Victoria, Australia, is having trouble with the railroads that it owns, the laborers having struck and threatening violence. Machen Suspended. Pending the postoffice investigation, August W. Machen, general superintendent of the free delivery system, has been suspended. College Baseball. Harvard beat Wesleyan 17-3, Brown beat Yale 5-3, Pennsylvania beat Princeton 7-3, at baseball Saturday. Mayor Accepted a Bribe. A. A. Ames, former mayor of Minneapolis, has been convicted of accepting a f 6G0 bribe. Promotion Awaits Bowen. , j Minister Bowen is returning to his post at Caracas. He will shortly be promoted. Report "Exaggerated!" Joaquin Miller, the poet, whose death was reported Monday, is still living. - EAST BROOKF!ELD. We have just received several pieces of prints and ginghams for nice shirt waists or work aprons, which every woman iwears either to church or about her daily work. Our goods are right and prices are rignt, why not come and purchase here ? C. H. Bigelow & Son. John White spent Sunday at his home in Randolph. Judge C. H. Bigelow was in Chelsea a portion of last week on official business. Mrs. Mary Richardson left last Saturday for an indefinite stay in Woodstock. Chas. R. Angell was called to Gaysville last Saturday by the serious illness of his mother. Rev. Wm. Hazen of Northfield preached here last Sunday in exchange with Rev. D. H. Strong. Mrs. Alma Clark went to Wolcott recently, where she has employment in a hotel as cook. Dr. E. G. Sprague of Barre city was recently a guest of his parents, J. H. Sprague and wife. Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Sprague of Randolph were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. K. Sprague last Sunday. Mrs. Gertrude Farnsworth of Barre city was the guest of her sister, Mrs. Charles English, last Saturday. Mrs. James Traak is seriously ill and her sister, Mrs. Amy Hibbard of Mont-pelier, is assisting in the care of her. The schools in town will be given v a half holiday Friday afternoon, May 22, to attend a lecture at Brookfield village by Amos J. Eaton, who will speak on the interesting subject, "Birds." Willard Waldo died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John Greenleaf, last Wednesday of softening of the brain and tbe funeral was held at his late home Friday, the Rev. R. H. Abercrombie officiating, and the interment was at Royalton Center. Among those from out of town who were here to attend the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Royal White of Rmdolnh, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Lincoln of Chelsea and a brot ler of the deceased from Royalton. Mr. Waldo was 67 years old and a veteran of the Civil war. PITTSFIELD. It is now time to start the garden. To insure a fine harvest, plant Rice's seeds; also Champion of England peas. You can get them at Morrill's for 10c per pound. Just received a fresh supply of bananas and oranges at Morrill's grocery. Bananas, 25c. per doz.; California blood oranges, 30c. per doz.; California navel oranges, 25c. per doz. Miss Ruby Holland of Rutland is visiting at Frank Durkee's. William Kelley of Whiting, Kan., is visiting at Dr. McBride's. Phineas Amaron has gone to Canada for a two months' visit with relatives. Miss Ellen Gifford spent Saturday and Sunday at her home in Rochester. Miss "Sarah Chedel of Franklin Falls, N. HM spent last week at her home here. Mr. and Mrs. N. W. McCollom of Randolph visited at George Chedel's last. week. Mr. Birdseye, postoffice inspector from Washington, D. C, was in town last week. Tbe postoffice has been moved from Frank Durkee's store to the home of C. B. George. ; Mrs. F. L. Amaron is spending a month in Randolph with her daughter, Mrs. R. H. Slack. There will be Epworth League anniversary exercises at the Methodist church next Sunday evening at 7:30- Everybody invited. Mrs. Charles Baldwin, formerly of this place, died at her home in Massachusetts Sunday, May 10th, of pneumonia. She left a husband and five small children. The bereaved family have the sympathy of the entire community.' ROYALTON. Mrs. William Skinner spent Saturday in Randolph. E. J. Rumrill moved his household goods to Randolph Monday. , E. H. Ashley from Woodstock Inn was in town Friday and Saturday. L. H. Rumrill and Mrs. C. J. Rumrill from Randolph were in town Sunday. Miss Beatrice Kendall returned to her school duties in Somerville, Mass., Saturday. St. Paul's church has been improved by a coat of paint and the removal of the fence. Mrs. Nellie Doyle spent Saturday and Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Messer in Bethel. Miss Grace Conant from Randolph Center has been the guest of the Masses Eastman at Biverby. Miss S. C. Doubleday returned Wednesday from a visit of four weeks in New York and Baltimore. Mrs. Lemuel Richmond from Randolph came Tuesday to spend a few days with Mr. and Mrs. Q. A. Laird. Mrs. F. N. Butler left Monday for New York, where she will remain for the present in order to be near her daughters. ' At a special meeting of the Royalton Woman's club Tuesday afternoon, Mrs. G. A. Laird resigned from the position of president and nominated Miss Gertrude M. Denison, who . was elected to this office. Miss Denison announces the following committees : For the first half of the year, Mrs. D. C. Stearns, chairman, Miss Stickney, Miss Buck; for the second half of the year, Miss Doubleday, chairman, Mrs. Wild, Mrs. Paine. The World's Work. The Louisiana Purchase its rapid progress and solid importance by Charles M. Harvey, seems to be the leading and most timely article in the World's Work for May. Next to this- the editors have given emphasis to the building up of cities and suburban towns. Such articles as "Transporting New York's Millions" by W. W. Wheatley, the intimate characterization by Arthur Goodrich ot, Mr. William Barclay Parsons, the man who is solving the problem, and an article on "Building x'owns to Order" the story of the rapid manufacture of suburban villages by H. H. Lewis are full of practical and human interest. Another illustrated article- -and all the foregoing are accompanied with handsome pictures is Hutchins Hap-good's study of workers in the poorer districts of a great city, entitled "The Earnestness that Wins Wealth." Quick Arrest. J. A. Gulledge of Verbena, Ala., was twice in the hospital from a severe case of piles causing 24 tumors. After doctors and all remedies failed, Bucklen's Arnica Salve quickly arrested further inflammation and cured him. It conquers aches and kills pain. 25c. For sale at G. M. Miller's, Bethel; M.J. Sargent & Son's, South Koyalton, and druggists' at Rochester and Chelsea. Rochester News. E. M. Haevbt, Local Editor. Is your razor dull ? Tower will hone it. Satisfaction guaranteed. tf Skirts at cut prices. You can buy one cheap at H. H. Cushman's. Found : A Winchester rifle in the covered bridge near Grant Lyon's. Owner call at Mr. Lyon's, prove, pay charges and take same. Chiffon hats are in order now ; nothing more dressy for summer wear. Call and inspect the third assortment received since my return from New York. Please ask to see my new dress trimmings,silk, etc. Miss J. E. Hall. Charles Eaton is very sick with pneumonia. Miss Blanche Andrews has gone to Essex Junction to work. Mrs. Foster Libby has been visiting her sister, Mrs. M. M. Ball. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Martin and Fay spent Sunday in Pittsfield. John Orr of New York city is visiting xus sister, mrs. n. w. iinaretn. The ladies of the M. E. church will serve dinner Memorial day in G. A. R. hall. Mrs. Clara Church and Miss Jessie Morgan were in Randolph a day last week. Mrs. G, F. Lewis and Miss Jennie Baker went to Bethel Friday to spend the day. Rev. J. Hall Long of Bethel has recently been the guest of Dr. W. D. Huntington. Miss Julia Tupper of Bethel has been with Mrs. Louisa Martin for a few days. Mrs. Susan Tinkham has gone to her home in Lower Rochester for the summer. Mrs. Minnie Rand of Stockbridge spent Friday and Saturday with Miss Alice Kez-er. J. F. Howard accompanied the remains of his father to Orford, N. H., on Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Pierce have returned from Boston to spend the summer at their home here. Mrs. Electa Russell is very ill with grip and heart complications. Her recovery is very doubtful. Mrs. Alma Ellis has rented the tenement in J. A. Albee's house vacated by Mrs. James Fletcher. Dr. H. V. Hubbard of Barnard spent a day with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. I. T. Hubbard, last week. Mr. and Mrs. Amos Guernsey of Pitts-field came Monday to spend a few weeks with Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Guernsey. Elbridge Knowlton of Brattleboro spent Sunday with his sisters, Mrs. Frances Hodgklns and Mrs. Azro Stocl well. Mrs. Susan Lattimer and Bernie Kidder were in Bethel Saturday. Mrs. Lattimer will go from there to Lynn, Mass., to visit her daughter. Rev. Frank E. Adams will preach the Memorial day sermon before the H. A. Eaton post on Sunday, May 24, in the Universal ist church. : . Messrs. Varntrm, Smith and Daniel Williams, railroad engineers, were in town last week looking over the route from Montpelier to Rutland. Concrete walks have been laid around the Cong'l parsonage. F. A. Guernsey is putting in a crossing and Dr. W. D. Huntington around his house. It is understood that the bridge athe mouth of Stony Brook will be completed this week and trains will commence running over the White River Valley railroad the last of the week. John Howard died at the home of his son, Jerry Howard, with whom he had lived many years, on Friday, May 8th, at 94 years of age. He was the oldest person in town. The funeral was held Friday afternoon, Rev. I. S. Yerks officiating. His remains were taken Saturday to Orford, N. H., for interment. Friends from away to attend his funeral were his daughter, Mrs. May Roberts, and Mrs. Josie Ryder of Newport, N. H., and Mr. and Mrs. George Burditt of Brandon. In Rochester Friday Evening. The Great Diamond Robbery Co. scores another success. This company played at Bethel Monday evening, May 11, before a large audience, who showed their appreciation of the excellent work done by the members of the cast by much hearty applause. The specialties between the acts consisted of a cornet solo by C. O. Dumas and songs by L. P. Booth and Gladys Young. The company netted about 27. This company played in Northfield last Friday evening. The Northfield News says: "The presentation of 'The Great Diamond Robbery at Concert hall Friday evening by an amateur dramatic company from Randolph was a success. The attendance was large and the company a well balanced one, each member carrying out his part in excellent fashion. The company was accompanied by about a score of friends from Randolph, all taking supper at the Northfield House." Teachers' Institute. A teachers' institute was held here on Friday afternoon and evening and Saturday forenoon. The teachers of the territory covered by the institute were very generally present. The exercises of Friday afternoon and Saturday forenoon were held in the high school room; the address Friday evening in the Universalist church. The exercises on Friday afternoon were begun by a devotional exercise conducted by Rev. Frank E. Adams. Miss Helen Bliss, Rochester, presented a paper on "History in the Lower Grades," and Miss Ethel Walston, Rochester, on "The Study and Teaching of Arithmetic." The latter subject was further discussed by Prin. Charles H. Morrill, Randolph, and Supt. Walter E. Ranger, Montpelier. Different ohases of the subject were also considered oy some of the teachers present. Prin. Morrill also spoke on "Things to be Remembered." In the evening Hon. G. F. Fletcher, Northampton, Mass., delivered an address on "Some Educational Problems," in which he considered various educational questions which have come up for solution in recent years. The session on Saturday forenoon was largely given up to a conference on English, conducted by Mr. Fletcher, in which many interesting points connected with the teaching of English were considered. A paper was read by Prin. J. Ora Codding, Rochester, on "Defects in Elementary Teaching," and one by Prin. William R. Watters, Gaysville, on "Grammar." Music was rendered at intervals by pu-oils of the graded school of Rochester. The institute was regarded by those present as a very successful one. RANDOLPH CENTER. Milliner's Notice. My goods are fresh from New York market. Good goods, good work and a fair price guaranteed. Rooms at my residence. Minnie V. Pakkek. We are prepared to show you a fine line of trimmed Hats and Bonnets, Baby Bonnets and Toques. A complete line of Perfumes and Toilet Articles found at the illinery Emporium M- A. Hodgkins, Bethel, Vt. CHAMBER SETS and CHIFFOHIERES. Latest styles just received in cheap and medium priced goods. A Hew Line of Center Tables Just In, iron Beds from $3 to $10. JAS. P. MARSH, Bethel, " Vt. - ROTE THESE PRICES DISHES. Johnson Bros. stock pattern 112-piece set, formerly sold for $16.00, now only S13.00 Another pattern which is marked down from $12.50 to S10.50 Now is the time to buy your dishes. SCREENS. 1 am selling a $1.25 Screen Door for $1.00, and a $1,00 Door for 75c. Window Screens of all kinds comparatively low. Seeing is believing. Come and see. A new line of Morris Chairs and Rockers, Croquet Sets, Express Wagons, Lawn Swings and Seats. E. F. MOODY, So. Royalton, Vermont. ALCANDER STALLION, ROYAL ALCANDER, This son of Alcahder will make the season of 1903 at my stable in So. Royalton,Vt. This horse will be three years old May 23, 1903. Color bright bay with star in forehead; stands 15-2 and weighs 1000 lbs. He is thoroughly broken to harness and gives promise of extreme speed. Xou are invited to call and, see him. Fee $10.00 to warrant. I also shall have through the season a full-blood Chester County Boar. FRED E. GRAY, WANTED ! " Customers-at once for the balance of the Chelsea Livery stock, consisting1 of 1 Four-Horse Barge, nearly new; 1 Two-Seated Watertown Wagon, with top and brake; 1 Light Surrey with pole and shafts; 3 Top Carriages, one new last year; 1 Nearly new Concord Wagon. Come and see them at once. Whitney & Lewis, Chelsea, Vt.
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