Barre Enterprise from Barre, Vermont on April 27, 1897 · 17
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Barre Enterprise from Barre, Vermont · 17

Barre, Vermont
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Tuesday, April 27, 1897
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TUK BARRE KN'1'1' !'RISE. LOREN A. STREETER is now jrt'plictor ot the Rnc'side Hotel of Last Barre, He ha hten resident of B.trre fot eight vear-. and vcar ao b nj-ht the Rivers-de I W. E. Ibvby, who in iS, built 'Ur house. I he Rivet side at picsciil i conducted an a strictly temperance hotel .md no e tJ f 1 s will be spared to increase the already considt -table patronage. The culinary department is well conducted under the manage- w hreiw right Hade, board siwvfi, and til; nccr. woi 1 v i m 1 and thai section. I'tjiiif a e-t of the latter ami c uttiuiied sue .in expert ccssfullv in tr.nlc wi'ii I. E Mde then later i limw mugtou He married it M. .At ,.fi i N74. H.itia- M. Powers of West Ituikt. an 1 settled down as a bather in Barton Milage, and remained there IT ear-. Mr. Faiibrother is also an adept at the shears and razor. He aiv engaged in the sale of gioceric, lint lost money by non-collection. He came to Barre in June, 1891, anil soon after to Graniteville, where he has since devoted his days and iveuitigs to shaving mid clipping the citieus, "and the barlwr kept on Midi in;;. CROSVENORL.Y. HAYES, M. D. C. !., wan liii'ii in Dublin, Ireland, hut w lth his patents an extensive wholesale! ! IP.UUng-ton. The co'idtut a line of genera! met chamlisc. the l.n gest in the plate, drv g-ods, gisciics. boots ami shoes. Irving the leading features; also cmckcrv. tinware and hardware. Mr. Miles is an energetic anil tellable businessman. lie has sewed the village tor four veins as postmaster, and the town as selectman. ,, Main and Mill streets, i i, e has recent!) put in an a .iter supply 'or South frmn splines neat the ... ..: .l ... .-"I m r nsnii. no 1 1 !.. men! of M:-.. Strertet. '!! c !.!.! willieceive extensive additions and repairs ihe coming season, that will make it fully adequate t local ilemand and the ti lie. Our entertainment at tl side was vcl V salistactoty can checifu'lv commend to othets. It is within elhow touch of two livery stable-, mid ol the post otlice. o cater to the :v eilini; puh- Kivcr-and we the house soon came to Mon treal, mid was educated ill Hie public school!, of city. His father, Thomas I laves, w as a p!i stcian, and several t'eiierations of the family had billowed that profession. Mr. Haves received his medical course 111 die Bishop University Medical College, and giaduatcd in the cias, of '05. During; his final year lie set veil as house surgeon in the Western Gctietal Hospital, and was also resilient house suigeon of the Woman's Hospital, a very effective training and expei ience. He came to Barre in August, '95, and chose Graniteville as his future field, where he has received an excellent patronage and nude a good Mr. Camp is the leading; milk dealer in the citv . He was I mm in Orange, Vt,, in is. son of Goo. Camp of that town. IBs district school training was supplemented by sev el al tet ins at Sjraulding Academy and at New-burv Seminary. At the age of 22, he was elected tow n cletk of Ormgc. and held that position until he moved to Barre, lour years later. At this time he found a suitable life partner in Helen M. (iray and settled down to farming on a bill farm for four years. In 1S6, he bought the old lta Oav farm, thoroughlv remodelled the man of his age and weight in the woild, in any or all of lour wa. He has lelereid uunv wiestlmg niauhes. Mr. Lane is n gentleman ol most kindlv impulses, genial manner and quiet wit. He toond an 1. 11. Alt lit c K I IC. f head valu- lle . i s giving plenty lite protection 1 1 uu:nei'ati e enterpi ise. us laitli in South Bat 1 e Websterville. Taking the road to the southwest from I'.ast Bane, 011K half a mile from the village, you filter a little suburb, consisiing of a long single street, of the homes of piaiivmen. The mail and most of the trade of this hamlet comes to East Bane, with which it will soon be connected bv the natural growth. The population of both villages is now about 1,000. Going over the other side of Millstone Hill, we pass a Free Methodist Chapel and Catholic Church, and find ourselves overlooking a wonderland ol rocks, and masts, and swinging booms, of smoke stacks, engine houses and iieaking detiicks. Here are the quarries of Wells i; Eainson, Jones Bios., E. L. Smith cc Co.. James tiaelev, Marr ct Gordon, Vermont Granite Co , Barclav, Acme, 1 ;tv 11-tor and others. Turning' to the southeast we enter Tonu.h Knd. alias Fowille, a portion of which is toeated in wtuumrstown. We will not dispute the apptopri-ateness of the fust name. The hamlet contains the liverv stable and oiiK'erv of M. A. Morrison, and perhaps yO houses. i w, II. MII.KS. Mr. Miles married Kate A.Quinti of Stuwe in 1SN6. and they have five children. He is a member f Robert E111-mett Court. C. O. F. tit:;;.!!!!,; his occupancv, bv indostrv , economv and good judgment, he has amassed a handsome, competence. The I aim contains about 300 actes, nearly a third of which is level meadow and tillage in a high state of fertility,. Mr. Camp's milk route is supplied by from 35 to .jo cow s, which ate selected, iroiu ililh'i'ejll- breeds iv ith. ledei . ence to individual merit. He li.i a m!o of 2x :i, capacity. His main barn is qi In UK) leet. and bis horse barn T,i bv 50, I icts indica tive ot ji'osperous farming. The only son. 1. ". N. Camjr, a graduate of Goddard in the class of , is an able assistant in the cares i (IT : dv H. R. SUITOR. Ciranitcviile is a little paradise f r livery men and bin be 1 s. Mr. Suitor lias been a resident of Barre some eight yea 1 s. wletehe was enjgaoed as a stone cotter and inanu-factuier. Failing health admonished him to change his occupation, and he bethought himself that as a hoy lie knew how to handle horses. A year and a half ago he started u a liverv of half a dozen horses in Graniteville, and likes the business. As a side issue he handles feed uf all kinds. Give him a call. tt ,i ' &.Us . ' Jsrx It-, A 1:1 " its: 1 1 . j SOUTH BARRE. RESIDENCE OF D. A. CAMP HIRAM BLANCHARD Is one of the old ones of South Ban c, a spared monument ol the past, a connecting link of the past the piesent genetation and with Bane S3 years lono resident GROSVENOU I.. V. HAVES. record as a citizen and physician. He is a member ol Court Rob Rov, No. 6, F. (). A. CALVIN HOLT. No sketch of Graniteville would be complete without a reference to Calvin 1 lolt, veteran soldier and the oldest resident of the village. He vVas one of the nine children This pleasant and quiet village was the original village of the town. The venerable L. F. Aldiich and others of the older citizens, can remember when this was the business center, where the grist mill anil store ., u i, lnl, promptlv rebuilt, and Ik were locHteJand the inad ,u.,i ;n,i.wt,.;, 1.. .,,,,1 5ll,rs. jf MS f C8S 't'cJiHFi tT-f.- ' . s. -'aa RESIDENCE Ol GRANITEVILLE. :P1 -"-(Hfc- IV It t's RESIDENCE OF CALVIN HOLT. it is roieign to me purpose 0.1m fn,vj the tra(lt,. article 10 ciutr 11110 llie ueums m ancient history. The village of South Bane has (lf moved along tne even leiiot ol us way, like the average New England village, uiidistuibei.l by booms or strikes. It probably contains mote houses now than ever before, hut jrerbaps no more inhabitants. It is a residential suburb of Ban c, a little a'ljoining paradise ot ipiict, low taxes and cheap tents. The one principal industry is the polishing mill of Marr cc Gordon, vvh'ivh employs a do.en or more hands, a business that was established when the granite industry began to expand, some 1 y ears ago. Some granite cutting Ikis been done here at different times, hut on a small scale. Mr. Robinson owns the plant. The village i within a half-mile of the limits of the city, an interval that will ere loiiig be occupied by homes. 'l ire vihage consists of the main street, parallel to the rivet, and one or two shorter streets at right angles, and contains Mr. Marlin's general store, the feed and jihosphate stme of . A. Wales, the depot, polishing; mill, a granite shed, wheelwright and blacksmith shop, an elegant new He was horn m ago. and has been a ol the town. He was a farmer until he w as 35 wars old. Naturally very ingenious lie e;fted a wheelwright shoj) some 6 yci's ago 011 the brook above the vilfo which was soon swept out by he of this estale. Mr. Camp is a man of many estimable qualities which inspire the respect of his townsmen, whom he has served as selectman and in other official positions, and he now fills the position of town clerk. AI I IU 11 w . I AM'., excellent helpmeet in Miss i llooket, of l'eacham. ami thev have had an old fashioned family ol tw elve chilihr'ti, nine of whom are living. A. V. Lane, M. 1)., is a rising vouug physician, located in Great Bat riugiou, Mass. Addle is Mis. Enicrv Chok, ,f Mist Cabot. . A. Lane is a column cutter. I'lma is die wife of Clay ion, a variant broker and dealer in municipal securities at Spokane. W ashington. Ellen is the wife ot II. J. (nimbv, manager of a height transfer and sale stable, Boston. Giant is a mechanic and shop loreman. Ilattie, widow of the late J. II. Fraier, with her two childieu, tesides vvilh her patents. Cat I is a mechanic and is now assisting his father in the erection of an elegant residence tor osc)h Eane, at l'lamlield. Adolph Book, named for the well-known drv goods mei chant, an esteemed guest of the I. am family, is a member of the class ol '07, al the Sjvauld- High School. ALFRED W. LANE. "A thing; of beauty is a joy forever." The whole community has a "certain inalienable right" of enjoyment, in fine jniblic buildings, FRED MARTIN is a scion of the thrifty and prolific stock of the Willianisti'wn family, a son of Cap). Milton Martin, many years a well known blacksmith ami jrrotninent citizen of thai town, and a nephew of the late Lieut. Governor Burnham Martin, of Chelsea. Fred Martin was born in Williams- He built the pre sent wheelwright and blacksmith shop Minie 22 years ago, anil at 71 starte'l up a- a full fledged blacksmith, lie lias here conducted a smail but thrilty business, doing, much "f the work himself, and his work stood the test ot time. Some 41 years ago, when wooden axles were in vogue, he made a one horse wooden axle wagon for l'hineas Thompson, which has been in use even since, and is sound and in good rejiaii . plus one iron axle. Ii wiM probably last as loti'g as "The I ';' '011's Wonderful One I lorse Chaise.'' Hiram Blanchard, at S3, is '-as straight as a cob," has the bur, ant step of a man ol .jo, reads his tnd beautiful residences, anil the de- iOWn in 181.6, and his youth was signer and builder of such is a pub- spent in his native town. At a flag lie benefactor. For nearly 40 years raisintr in the village in 1861, be ac- new ' we I .1 shop. wag'1)1' for -T 1 1 iV nia I-thev h tog' tin Col;ph' it w ithout ins glasses, and ! iiioi busily at work ill his 11 a first-class steel axle I hie!) he thinks will be good Blanchard married l'arthc-of Barre, and for 61 years c trod the journey of life believed to lie the oldest II Bane. They reared a the subject of this sketch has been a builder, and for many recent years a designer of buildings, and the monuments of bis handiwork are visible in many line public and private buildings in various towns of Vermont. A. W. Lane was one of the eiht chihlen of Willis and Laura Cutler Lane, and was born in Barre in t835. He was a nephew of Dennis and Joseph Lane, and a biolher of Edwin Lane. He was brought up on a farm ir Orange, began to learn his trade at 1. and at 12 was a contractor and builder. He was for a time engaged in the lumber business w ith his father and brother Edwin, and was a heavy loser by fire. For nearly score ol years he hired from 20 to 25 men, and built 011 contract, but in recent yeais he ciclcntly lost his left hand. He took 11mm "njn STOIili Ol- I-KIJ) MAUTIV. public building's. the erection of the Opera Block Mon'peliet. Later he built Nichols lstone Hi! Off to the south-west half of a mile from the main quarries, is the more pretentious village of Graniteville. This is a well built village, with a good school house, the Bresbvterian Church, the Graniteville hotel or boarding house, two livery stables, a post-office and three or four stores and groceries. The terminus of the Barre Railroad, with the depot ami freight house, is midwav between Tough End and Graniteville. These three Millstone Hill villages, called collectively "The (Quarries" are the distributing jxiints of supplies, and the homes of the quatrvmcn. Thev aie visited daily by the delivery teams ot the city. A walk of ten minutes from either of the three villages vviil take the ti aveler among the w oi ks of the great companies, where more th in a thousand men are cutting out and swinging up the ponderous bicks of grani'e, and loading them on tiains and sleds. school house of two departments, Humphrey and Filena Hidden Holt, an,j pei haps Jo residences, inclmlimr a jrost office. The Universalists have preaching regularly at the old school house, which is fitted upas a chapel, by Rev. Mr. Smith, of Williams-town. The village has a (good water system, with sufficient pressure for fire protection, recently instituted liv Mr. Arbuckle. There is plenty of level mid unoccupied land here, which at no di5. taut day will be occupied with stone sheds and residences if the granite business continues to develope. South Barre is the center of u fertile and thrifty farming community. , 1 , and was oorn ai ..m Mane, Aug. II. 1S24. lie enlisted in July, 1862. in Co. B. 10th Vt. Reg'!, Col. Edward Dillingham, ami was mustered out after almost three years' faithful service, in June, 1S65. Mr. Holt has always been a farmer, and has resided practically all his life on the old homestead, here represented. He was first married to Susan Bigelow of Barre, by whom he had two children. Ills present wife was Eunice F. Bean of Chelsea. Mr. Holt is a stalwart Republican and in religious preference a Methodist, and is an esteemed citizen. fe'BwF PM t. a course of study at Earlmau Business College, I'oughkeepsie, N. V., and soon after engaged in trade in his native town wilh T. I. Jackson. After two years he sold to his partner, and moved to Norlhlield, where he was clerk in the depot, and then for seven years ticket agent, remaining there twelve years. He then returned to Williamstown and for ei"ht is taken charge of the election of or u, v,.lls ..,s j ln0, ;,,! part of 1 i 1 -i 1 : 1 1 . 1. .. 1 .1 . r . .- . . . ... ne nan cuaieoi tn;t 1I11C h. conducted Hie village hotel and lively stable. In the fall of 1SS6 he came to South Barre and engaged in general merchandising. His store is the only one in the village, and as Mr. Martin is an obliging and reliable salesman, and pojnilar citizen, he has built up a lively trade. His delivery team covers South Barre and the Quarries, each twice a week. Mr. Martin has been twice married. His present wife was Mrs. Celia Walker, of Woodbury. Carroll Mattin, the only son, is by the first marriage. Mr. Martin has had a varied cs-perience in business, is a quiet man of )leasant manner and liberal views, and a member of the Masonic fraternity. . ; . 1 mam RESIDENCE OF ALFRED W. LANE. H. B. ARBUCKLE. f .mi W. H. MILES Was born in I" airfield, Vt., No sketch of Sooth be complete without a Mr. Arbuckle, for bis are visible in many of homes of South Bane of thcr ami a house H. FAIR BROTHER Is the jolly ha i her, and he also deals in (gents' underwear, tobacco, cigars, fruits and confectionery. He was born in Coventry , Vt., about 50 years tour en v. He was hour in En-; V, .. in 1853, and resided there came to South Ii.urc- in i V-- He is a painter, a pajrn and a carpenter ami joiner. has worked with A. W. L;n barre wmi, UlL-'ltioii ,,j' t'"gcr m.irhs the in. ,.;, tie on ,.. 1 he iSf.s. and his eailv boyhood was passed there. He went to Stowc at the age of 15.3111! attended the high school of thai v illage, and also obtained his mercantile tiaining in the store of Miles. MiM.ihon A. Co., J. E. Miles, the senior partner, being an elder brother. He came to Bane in 1S81 and engaged in gaocerv tiade in coin- ........ t.; Iitltiir, l.til u.1.1 nut f-,mLtri,rl!nr. r.f ma.,,. .1. in August, iSrja, and went to Gran- building of Barre. ' "c itevdle, at first as the clerk for his He married in iSSe,, Mjss Mvr" brotheri. J. E. & D. M. Miles. In H. Liford, s neice of S. H. Kon,., , r on of eight children, two of i are now living, en was a good soldier of the ! Vt. Regt., now a resident of liiamstow n. George, another e a tine vocal and instrumen- i-iciau and was in the regimcn- iid. Mr. Blanchard and wife oe r ecipients of an ovation on usioii of their golden wedding, iving a gold watch as a testi- ;, tespect and friendship. block, the Catholic theu's, Qninlan's, church. ii ud Bo W Ister's blocks. Summer street school bouse, the (iates residence, lire Bajrtistand Methodist churches, and the new Bolster block, all of Bane. It is common rejiort that Mr. Lane builds better than he agrees, and his contracts have always been satisftic-lorilv fulfilled. We spent a veiy pleasant evening with the family in their elegant South Barre home. At 62 Mr. Lane is still an athlete, and can walk the highest ridge pole with eate and safety. He is widely known in New ...... tu-.c r,triii til 1 or on a farm. Nat'umlly ingenious, he learned the January. 1S94, he bought the inter- Calais, and their pleasant home is D. A. CAMP. Situated on the valley road a little Jistance twlow the pretty village of v, ,rh Barre, with broad acres of ...';,. sDiead out in the fore- ooinid, js g model homestead, for wrestler, and for many year has iiad doah, and received good pay for fiirtv years the home of D. A. Camp, a standing challenge to wrestle any faithful use of his eye! and voice in GEO. A. WALES, Ex-soldier, Contractor, specu'aloi , J'" farmer, depot master, salesman, is tne onginai and typical 1 ankr-e 01 South Barre. Mr. Wales was born in Nortblie'd in 1 8.(6, and his bov hood w as speiit there and at Royaiton. He enlisted in the 8th Vermont at the age of 17, and shaicd the fortunes of that grand old regiment until his discharge in May, 1865, When he was 21 he followed the advice of Hoiace Greclcv and went west. He was engaged as a foreman in the construction of the Chs-ax-ake and Ohio Railroad, which was building across the Blue Ridge and Alleghany mountains, also tin England as a champion light wcigfit Valley railroad down the Shenan-

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