St. Albans Weekly Messenger from Saint Albans, Vermont on November 22, 1906 · 2
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St. Albans Weekly Messenger from Saint Albans, Vermont · 2

Saint Albans, Vermont
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Thursday, November 22, 1906
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TITE ItTFRSENGEtt, rTTrTT3A"". 22 "iPCfi. VERMONT NEWS. .(Continued from first page.) bills which should be paid by other parties thereto. Dr. B. H. Stone, director of the state laboratory of hygiene, Burlington, Dr. C. H. Beecher, of Burlington, and Dr. M. R. Craln, of Rutland, have gone to attend the annual meeting of the American Public Health Association, which will be held in Mexico City. Doctors Stone and Crain are members of the association. The party will go direct to Chicago, which will be the rendezvous for members from the northern United States and Canada. Doctor Stone will read a paper at the meeting, entitled, "The Relation of Water to Rural Typhoid.--Ninetieth Birthday Anniversary. Mrs. Maria Washburn, of Goshen, celebrated her ninetieth birthday anniversary Monday. To Assume Rectorship at Lyndonvilie. The Rev. Charles Kendal) Drake. will begin Novenirer 25 his duties as rector of the Episcopal church at Lyn don vile. West Guilford Pastor Resigns. The Rev. James Jones has complet-" ed his pastorate with the Baptist church at West Guilford, having accepted a call to Troy, N. T. Former Addison State's Attorney Dead. Ira W. Clark, who some years ago ssrved as state's attorney of Addison county, died at an asylum in Nashua, N. H., Thursday night. New Telephone Central at Montpelie-. It is now the intention of the Orange County Telephone Co. to build its lines In Montpelier more extensively and eventually Install a central office. Weybridge Pastor Resigns. The Rev. L. B. Sunderland has sev erc.i his connection with the Weybridge church and will go to Chicago to resume his studies at the university there." Diphtheria Caused Death, Tho five-yeur-old child of Byron Nelson, of Montpelier, died Monday evening of diphtheria. The child of Charles Lotti, of that city, is very ill of the same disease. ' Lunenburg Pastor Resigns. The Rev. W. L. Jennings has resigned the pastorate of the Congregational church at Lunenbury and has accepted a call to Cabot, where he expects to go the first of next month. Aged Morristown Man Dead. Albert Gobar, a resident of the west part of Morristown for many years, died Thursday morning, November S, at the age or so years, alter a lonir Illness. He was a veteran of the Civil War and is survived by his wife ami several children. Doctor Ryder Released from. Jail. Dr. J. M. Ryder, of Bellows Foils charged - with causing the death of Miss Iva Martin, of Proetorsvllle, has been released from the county jail at Newfane, the necessary $2.1)00 for ball having been furnished. New Sttion Agent at Essex Junction. Albert L. Somerville, who has been agent at the Central Vermont station at Amherst, Mass., since January, 1 905, has resigned his position and gone to Essex Junction, where he will have charge of the station. Accepts Call to Morrisvilla Church. The Rev. L. L. Chase, pastor of ttv-Advent Christian church of- North Springfield, has accepted a call to tho pastorate . of the Advent Christian church-of Moirlsville and will beglr. Lis ministry there the first of next month. - Killed a Bear in Pittsford. A bear which weighed 245 pounds was shot and killed Thursday by Orin C. Ryan near the D. K. Hall farm in Sugar hollow In Pittsford. Mr. Ryan was hunting for partridges in the pasture back of I.uke Kendrick's plac? when he first discovered the animal. Whooping Cough in Burlington. There are many cases of whooping cough In Burlington in the north end of the city among the small children.! The disease appears to be particularly! violent and one or two deaths have been reported this fall from that causo. Unfortunate Man Commits Suicide. Mortimer Pratt, of Wieston, committed suicide November 9 by shooting himself in the head with a revolver. He was a great sufferer frorr rheumatism and consumption and was, nearly helpless. He was only 25 year.-old. Orange County Court Calendar. ; Nineteen cases appear on the jur calendar and eleven on the court list for the December term of Orang: county court which is to open in Chelsea Tuesday, December 4. The Hon. Loveland Munson. of Manchester, will preside. Arrivals at -Soldiers' Home. Thomas (Baker, of Burlington, has entered the Vermont soldiers' home at Bennington. John Wlllard, of Dum-merston, Is one of the last arrivals at the home. He was a member of Co. K, ninth Vermont volunteers, of which Supt Thomas Hannon of the home was a member. - Experimented wit!i Fulminating Capy Lt-e McGuire, a fifteen-year-old Bennington boy, found a fulminating rap on the new electric railroad last Sunday and experimented with it. The cap exploded in one hand and as a result it was necessary to have one Joint of his thumb and the first Joint o' the middle finger amputated. Alienation of Affections Charged. Chester R. Hawkins, of Ferrisburg, hag brought suit for divorce from his wife, Gertrude A. Hawkins, on the ground of Infidelity. He has also brought a suit for damages of $2,000 against George Thorpe, of Charlotte, on a charge of alienation of Mrs. Hawkins's affections. To Operate Marble Quarries at Bristol. Operations on marble quarries, west of the village of Bristol, on land owned by Hurry Jlmo, will be begun as early as possible next spring. The company which has been formed to operate the quarries Is composed of men who have had years of experience in the marble business. Former Vermont Pastor Installed. The Rev. John Barstow formerly pastor of the Congregational church at Manchester, was Installed pastor of the Congregational church in Lee, Mass., Tuesday evening, November 13. The sermon was preached by the Rev. George S. Mills, of Bennington, who is an Intimate friend of the Rev. Mr. Barstow. , ' Another Deer Killed by a Train. A handsome specimen of a two-year-old buck deer weighing 180 pounds was killed by a train some time Sunday or early Monday tnorn-Ing about two miles north of the Ran dolph station. This Is the second deer Jellied on tho railroad between Ran SCHEHCKS Mandrake Pills "Liven the Liver." and cure Biliousness. Liver Com-olaint. Constipation. Headache, etc. for Bale evciywncrc, o box, or by mail. ur. j, a. jenene son, rmia., r. Disapprove of Amended Charter. Midnight Club of Middlebury Banquets! a hearing held November 11 Counsel dolph and Braintree since the season closed. Bristol Condensed Milk Property Sold. The buildings of the Riverside Condensed Milk Co., of Bristol,, have been sold at auction to M. J. Hannon for $1,000. The house brought $475 and the factory $525. Mr. Hannon also owns the creamery building on the opposite side of the river and the water power connected therewith. Former Y. M. C. A. Secretary Dead. Word has been received of the death Saturday at a Brockton, Mass., hospital of Charles A. Johnson, a former secretary of the Rutland Tourg Men's Christian Association. His stepdaughter, Mrs. Arthur L. Pierce, resides in Rutland. Death of Aged Wi'liamstown Woman Mrs. Elizabeth Waterson died last week at the home of her daughte-, Mr3. William Z. Pratt, in Williams-town in the 9Cth year of her age. Mr and Mrs. Waterson were former residents of Chelsea, where Mr. Watersor, was at one time a manufacturer of cloth, and had a carding machine. Windsor County Y. M. C. A. Secretary The state Young Men's Christian Association has appointed W. H. Fuller, of Mechanicsville, N. Y, formerly secretary of thj asociations in Rutland, Brattleboro, and Bennington. county secretary in Windsor count;. He will have his headquarters lr White River Junction and begin his work the first of next month. Two Babies of Abnormal Weight. The city of Rutlnrd has had two cases of births of children of abnormal weight this week. As already announced in The Messenger a son weighing only two pounds was born to Mr. and Mrs. Edgar L. Hawkins A few days ago a son weighing fiC teen pounds was r.orn to Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Saunders. The child only lived a short tim Rutland Road Engineers Dissatisfied. The engineers of the Rutland railroad are not satisfied with their present pay and have held a meeting to talk over the matter. They claim thai the wages paid by the Rutland railroad are only 75 per cent of those paid by other railroads. It is rumored thai the trainmen and other branches of the railroad employees are also dissatisfied. Attempted to Break into Jail. Frank Bickford, of Waterttiry, was arrested in Rutland Tuesday night on a charge of trespass. Bickford earlier in the evening attempted to break an entrance Into the woman's quarters at the jail and made himself otherwise obnoxious. He served a sentence at the house of correction a year ago ho he Avas familiar with the lay of the land. Beheaded by Bit of Slate. Owen N. Davis. unmarried, ii quarryman, was killed In a peculiar manner at West Pawlet Saturday. A thiu piece of slate which slid from a bank scaled through tho air and struck him in the neck, severing the head from the body as clean as if s knk'e had been used. Two brothers of Davis met their death in the same quarry. ' Meeting Botanical and Bird Club, The annual winter meeting of the Vermont Botanical and Bird Club will be held at the Fairbanks museum, St. Johnsbury, January 17 and 18. On the evening of the last named date Henry T. Oldys, of Washington, will deliver a lecture on birds. Mr. Oldys has been secured through the courtesy of the trustees of tho Fairbanks museum. the Vermont Dairymen's Association. Will not Rebuild Pownal Mill. Solomon Wright, president of the Wright Health Underwear Co., Troy, N Y., says the company will sell the site of its mill In Pownal. The mill was destroyed by fire several months ago. It had been supposed that the company would rebuild. It has been found, however, that all of the hands can be taken care of in the company's Aetna mill in Troy, N. Y.p and that by Increasing the facilities there the need for another mill is not felt. To Give Big Minstrel Show in Newport Plans are being made to give a big minstrel show in Newport the middle of December or the first of January. There will be fifty people on the stage, thirty-five vocalists, and fifteen in the orchestra, six end men, four balladists, monologifit, song and dance team, male quartets, a one-act drama and musical fares comedy, quartet English Quaker, tho Congress of Nations, and for the street parade sixty muslcluns comprising the Richford, the Barton Landing, and tho Newport Cornet bands. Site Chosen for Asbestos Plant, II M. Mackintosh, of Burlington, civil engineer, was In Eden Thursday assisting representatives of the United States Asbestos Co. to locate the site foi- the company's reduction plant soon to be erected on its mining property. It is reported that a spot exceedingly favorable for tho purport was decided .upon, where ore can be handled at a 'minimum outlay of power. Boys Paid for Fun. The eleven Rutland high school boys who were arrested on the charge of wracking some of the furnishings In a school building Hallowe'en have accepted the offer of the court to discon tinue the case If they would settle for the damage done and the costs of the court, which amounted to $7.24 In each ease. The boys will pay $17 for the damage at the school building. Mora Deer Killed Than Last Year. State Fish and Game Commissioner H. G. Thomas, of Stowe, announces that he has received reports of 61C deer being killed during the recent season. This is 125 "more than wen; killed last year. Twenty non-residents took out licenses and four of these got a deer. Commissioner Thomas has also received word that the bureau of fisheries at Washington has assign ed him 550,000 lake and brook trout e.rgfl for distribution. The Rutland board of aldermen has declined to approve the proposed amended charter for that city on which a committee of ex-mayors has been at work eighteen months, and which has been forwarded to the legislature. The legislative committee on corporations will be notified forthwith of the aldermen's action. The disapproval was based on the proposed doing away of aldermanlc standing committees, their places to be taken by commissions of public safety and public works. Native Vermonter Killed by a Fall. News has been received of the death of Bryan M. Fish, a native of Brandon, at Cincinnati. Ohio. November 15. Mr. Fish was employed at the Baldwin piano factory at that place. He stepped into the elevator shaft and fell six stories causing instant death. He was 21 years old. Beside Tiis father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Fish, of Cambridge, Mass., he is survived by three brothers and one sister. The young man was a grandson of the late Ozro Meacham, but for scvaral years had lived In Cambridge, Mass. Fire in Coal Bins Continues. The fire In the coal bins at the plant of the woolen mill in Wlnooski con tinues to burn in spite of the efforts! of the two score or more of men who j are working ni.c'U and day to conquer it. Of liis 5.000 Ions originally In the bins about 1,000 tons remain, greater part of whlci Is ruined. The men are experiencing much difficulty In conducting their fight against the fire because of the suffocating gares and smoke, and on this account some of the men have been obliged to stop work. Was President of Vermont W. R. C. Mrs. Charlotte A. H. Thompsot , aged 60 years, widow of John ' C. Thompson, died at her home in Springfield, Mass., Thursday after a short illness. She was formerly a resident of St. Johnsbury, and was department president of the Woman's- Relief Corpr of Vermont, and a prominent, member of the Protestant Episcopal church She was also a member of the Ordct of the Eastern Star. Mrs. Thompson is survived by one daughter. Mr. A. E. Leach, of Newtonville, Mass. and two sons, John H. and Joseph A. Thompson, both of Springfield, Mass, Grand Juror Used a Hammer. Thursday forenoon In front of the ing an altercation by Grand Juror post-office in oSuth Londonderry, dur-Wilbur and 'Benjamin Beers over the liquor trial of Wednesday evening hot words and vile epithets were Indulged In. The affair culminated In Wilbur striking - Beers on the head with a hammer which he had In his hand. The blow landed just above and to one side of the left eye within a few inches of the temple, breaking the skin and raising a bunch within a short time. Find Graphite in Vermont. For many years It has been known 'hat graphite existed In the vicinity of Middlebury and within the past two years "finds" have been reported In the mountains to the east. During the summer of 1905 Prof. T. Nelson Dale, of the United States geological survey, located a vein of. graphite. and, A fuw weeks. : later, in the,, town j ot Riplon, a vein was opened which was pronounced of an excellent qual- j ity. An option has been secured upon the property and it Is probable that development operations may be be-3un in the spring. Charged with Stealing Horse. A man giving his name as "Jim" Daley is In the lockup at Island Ponl charged with horse stealing. He harnessed up a team at Skilllngs s livery stable last Monday night and drT'e off with It. Later, the hostler went to the barn, and, missing the team, notified Mr. Skillings, who In turn notiflel the officers. Deputy Sheriff E. A. J'.emis captured the man with the team about two mites below Wenlock, and took them back to Island Pond. Daley will have a hearing upon the return of State's Attorney H. B. Amey Irom Canaan, May Succeed ex-Gov. Bell in Grange. George W. Pierce, of Brattleboro, president of the Valley Fair Association, Is being mentioned for the position of master of tho Vermont State Grange to succeed 'ax-Gov. C. J. Bell. The annual meeting of the organiza tion will be held in Burlington Uecem- bor 12. It is understood that one or two men beside Mr. Pierce have a leaning toward the office, but thus far no one has announced his candidacy. Mr. Pierce has been master of Protective Grange of Brattleboro, facturer of Windham County Pomona Grange, overseer and lecturer .of the State Grange, and president and secretary of Wants to Start Sheep Ranch. Frank S. Peer, of Greenfield, Mass., was in Brattleboro Saturday lookins over tracts of land upon which to establish a 1,000-acre sheep ranch In the vicinity of Brattleboro. Mr. Poor is president of the New England Farm Stock Co. of Greenfield, which owns sheep ranches In Greenfield and Ley-den, Mass., and Chester and Ludlow. He has Just returned from a trip abroad and brought from the British Isles several hundred thoroughbred sheep. With the sheep came several The second annual banquet of tho Midnight Club was held at the Addison house, Mlddlubury, Monday evening. The guest of honor was the Hon. D. J. Foster, of Burlington, who responded to the toast. "The President." The other speakers were; C. S. Dana, of New Haven, "Vermont"; L. C. Russell, of, Middlebury. "Addison County". Dr. E. S. Weston is president of the club and A. P. Ros- coe, secretary. , Golden Wedding Anniversary. J Mr. and Mrs. Austin Shangraw observed the fiftieth anniversary of their wedding Wednesday, Npvember 14, at their home In Pittsford. Mr. and Mrs. Shangraw were married in Pittsford November 14, 1856, by Squire Bogue. They have always lived there except two years which they passed in High-gate. Mr. Shangraw was 80 years old last April and his wife was 77 years old last , March. Both are in good health. 'Aged Civil War Veteran Dead. Hiram P. Kidder, a long time citizen of Newbury, and a veteran of tho Civil War, died very suddenly Thursday He had been abut the house as usual and went to tho barn. On his return to the house he sat down In a chair I and fell to the floor, dead. He was 81 years old and had been crip pled for years with rheumatism. He has for years drawn one of the heavi est pensons allowed. He is survlvai by his wife and one son, A. A Kidder. - Death of Well Known Shelburne Man. Charles G. Burritt. of Shelburne, died In Minneapolis Saturday evening after a brief Illness of pneumonia. Mr. Burritt, who was a traveling salesman, was In the Wsst on a business trip. He was accompanied by his wife and daughter. Mr. Burritt was 46 years old and a native of Shelburne. He was a son of Mrs. Clara Burritt and the -late Andrew J. Burritt. He marrted Miss Mary Rushlow, daughter of the late Capt. George Rushlow, eighteen years ago and she, with one daughter, Miss Katheryn Burritt, survives. Had Been Active in Methodist Ministry The Rev. XV. A. Evans died Thursday at his home in Randolph Center from the effects of a stroke of pnra- lysis. Mr. Evans was about 54 years old and is survived by his wife and three children, Bishop Evans, of Montpelier Seminary, and Mary and Lottie, who reside at home. Up to within five years ago he had been ar. act've Methodist "minister, having preached at Union Village, Middlesex. Randolph, and other places. Wlhi'o preaching at Middlesex fifteen years ago he took a special course of study at Montpelier Seminary To Make Hardwick a Summer Resort. Myron Ashley, of Baltimore, Md., has been In Hardwick the past week and purchased several building lots for summer cottages purposes on the shores of Nichols pond, and will build thereon the coming summer. A local and an out of town party are also contemplating erecting cottages there next summer. The pond is two and om-half miles southeasterly of Hard wick, Is of good size, and has the most rugged and picturesque surroundings of any small body of water thereabouts. It promises to begone of the summer resorts of the:Btate.'oci,u ! t . Large Purchase of Woodland. A real estate transaction of much Interest has been the 'purchase- the past week by the Vermont Marble Co. of Proctor of 'about 1,100 acres of woodland In the towns of Grafton and Windham. About $17,000 was paid to V. A. Wilbur, of Grafton, for the property, which h' covered with a good growth of "Spruce. The' marble company is not expecting to cut it at present, but Is holding It, with about $40,000 worth of similar " adjoining land that the company bought last year, for the future needs of Its bust ness. Organize Spanish War Veterans' Camp Camp Lamson, No. 8, United Spanish War Veterans, was organized and mus tered in at Barre Thursday evening. The following officers were elected: Commander, Capt. E. J. Badger; senior vlca-commander, Thomas G. Carswell; junior vice-commander, C. S. Meeker; quartermaster, Thomas J. Mercer; officer of the day, Fred Bruce; officer of the guard. Robert Byrnes; surgeon, Dr. J. W. Jackson; trustees, William Wlshart, Fred Eaton, Edward Smith;- delegate to tho Vermont department state convention, T. G. Carswell; alternate, William W'ishart. There are veterans enough in Barre to make one of the largest camps in the state, and the officers are confident of building up a strong camp. Missing Man May Be in Adirondack. Relatives of Dr. Clinton F. Gale, of Wolcott, who disappeared mysteriously more than a month ago, are still looking for him. George Bacon, ot Burlington, who rode on the train with Doctor Gale from Cambridge Junction to Burlington the day of Doctor Gale's disappearance, says the man said he was going hunting In the Adirondack. He was heartily tired of working so hard. In view of the conversation on the train and his subsequent remarks in a store at Burlington while he was waiting for the train south. It is be lieved he carried out the purpose and even now Is somewhere In the woods, r ,ii'.,i,,;.iiii was J J. Martin, oi South Londonderry, and counsel for the State, Cudworth and Puree. As the town hall was too small the hearing was held in respondent's hotel. Five witnesses, called by tha State, testified that October 28 they saw the defendant and that he was in his usual sober condition. There were no witnesses called by the defense and counsel for the State promptly moved that the court Instruct the jury to bring In a verdict of not guilty, which was done. Z. M, Mansur not a Candidate. 'rorri which point the water Is distrl nuted through the village In tel. tijrht. six, and four-inch pipes. Th cort of the system, including service pipe, hydrants, etc., was about $60,000 There are now about 150 takrs, bit this number will doubtless be doublet" the coming year. Death of Well Known Burlingion Man James A. Brown died ul hM hon.i ;n Burlington late Wein.! iy -vi-tiini5 November 14. Mr. Biown was born In Onind lih In 1M0 anr entered the University Vermont, Burlington, frm ISmitl Hero. be'. K graduated In ISM. Thre Z. M. Mansur, of Newport, make3 vi.a:., later he was admitted to th. a public anouncement that he Is n-ti)V)r PJ1)j xva8 subsequently stnt'j'u :tt- a candidate for the governorship of ,lirnev f. x. Grand Isle coun-.v. He rep herders and sheep dogs from Scotland I ef(, or ave To tmg enJ a 8earch' , lr. , , lur will be Instituted at points most like uiiuvtris ul iiicii imwi mini. Body of Fox Hunter Found in Woods. A party of searchers, which has been in the woods for three days, Monday afternoon found the body of Ellsworth Benjamin, generally known as "Dime", In a clump of pine trees on Carpenter mountain In the town ot Pownal. Benjamin left home November 11 on a fox hunt His . dog re turned homo Tuesday night, since which time men have been searching the woods for the missing hunter. There Is no suspicion of foul piny anil death was unquestionably due to ex posure. The man Is survived by his wife and two children. He was 87 years old. Prizes at University of Vermont. President M. II. Buekham of the University of Vermont, Burlington, re rently announced the winners in the prize enltranceexam!natlon$asfollows: Greek, Robert E. Bowman, of Essex Junction; honorable mention, Arthur M. Beard, of Chester, fitter at Chester high and Philips, of exeter Academy; Latin, Charles S. Sykea, of Richford; honorable mention, Mis Margaret Powers, of Hinsdale, N. H.. mathematics, Frederick E. Smith, of Burlington; honorable mention, W.W. Ilnyrs, C, S. Sykes, Miss Ruth Votcy, ly to prove his whereabouts. Injury Suffered During Initiation, G. B. W heeler, of West Rutland, a freshman in the University of Vcr mont, Burlington, is going about on crutches as the result of an accident while he was being Initiated Into one of the college fraternities two weeks ago. When he first appeared on crutches It was given out by his fraternity men that Wheeler had but his leg while climbing a barbed wire fence. It has Just now leaked out that one of the fraternity men fired the pistol while It was aimed between Wheeler's legs, as a part of the cere mony, and that the aim was not true. Consequently the leg was either struck bv a bullet -or burned by the tlami- of a shot fired too near him. Tile faculty has not yet made any investigation of the affair, while leading member of the fraternity w hen asked whether he would deny tluit Wheeler was shot, replied that he would neither ufflnn nor deny It Acquitted of Intoxication Charge. Joseph Gerreau, proprietor of the Riverside Inn, South Londonderry, was ariested October 28, on a charge of Intoxication, He plead not guilty and was held In $200 bond. The case was taken up by tho town grand Juror and Vermont In 1908, Mr- Mansur says "For some time there has been moi e or less mention of my name In connection with the governorship in 130S, many of Wiy friends urging me to bo-come a candidate. While I recognize that It Is early, the discussion hai taken such a form and th suggestion has come to me in so many ways that I feel it Is due my friends that I should publicly say that I have not been and shall not he a candidate for the gubernatorial nomination in 1908." Lost Four Cows and a Boy. E. R. Long, of Warren, had a young lad from the Little Wanderers' Home in Boston to assist him at the usual work allotted to a boy on the farm. He had been there only three or four weeks when one day ha lc,ft open the gate from the field where the cows were feeeding Into the orchard. Mr. Long and the boy soon after went away from home and during their ab sence the cows ate all the apples they wanted and also visited the corn crib. where they ate all the corn they could, in consequence of which four of them have since died and several more have been sick. Mr. Long thinks the boy was a somewhat expensive one. sTho young man has since that time run away. Golden Wedding Anniversaries. Mr. and Mrs. Austin Shangraw ob served the fiftieth anniversary of their wedding November 14 at their home In Fowler. They were married in Pittsford November 14, 1856, by Squire Bogue. They have always lived In that place except two years in Highgate. Mr. Shangraw was 80 years old April 19 and Mrs. Shangraw was 77 years old March 22. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Russell, of Ver- gennes, wera given a surprise party by their daughter Saturday evening, November 10, the occasion being the fiftieth anniversary of their marriage. Beside the children of Mr. and Mrs. Russell, twelve friends were present. Mr. and Mrs. Russell were presented a purse of gold. Victim of a Peculiar Accident. Mrs. W. S. Williams, of Bradford, met with a peculiar accident recently. She had driven Walter Chase to Gosh, en to drive the team back as they intended to take some of the stable horses back from pasture. She was driving with one hand and lead ing a favorite horse wltk the other hand. The horse she was driving started quickly and the one she was leading stopped at the same time. In some way the rope was twisted around the thumb and the wrench un- jointed the thumb at the first joint ana cut it off , perfectly clean. The bone had to be cut far enough back to draw the flesh over It.- The wound Is healing fast. August 1, 1844, Mr Dunton married Miss Sadie Long, of El mst., is ill late Hon. Austin Corbln, and three children were born to them. Two are now living, Mrs. Mary Bostwick, who lives at home and takes care of her father, and a son, Frederick W. Dun-ton, who is cashier of the . Corbln Banking Co. of New York city. In 1852 Mr. Dunton moved to Montreal, where he became engaged In tho scythe business. He soon moved to Fitchburg, Mass., where he ran a scythe factory until 1865, when he returned to Newport. In 1869 Mr. Dunton was elected selectman. He Is one of the few Dem ocrats that have held office In this town In half a century. Mrs. Dunton died a few years ago, and since then his daughter has lived with him. Secured Money Under False Pretences. Harry Marceau, of Plattsburg, who went to Middlebury about two weeks ago and engaged as clerk in a local store, is missing with the receipts secured by selling several tickets to a concert which ho said a troupe under his management would give there soon, Before leaving town he procured an "vercoui at a local store, having It charged to his employer and saying uuai ne would taka It out of his. Mar. ceau's pay, at the rate of s a .ir Marceau made the acquaintance nf several young girls who were Jealous ui nis auentlons, as he was vnt,i perfect Adonis. As it was nearlng the time for his concert troupe to appear marceau got a railroad ticket Thursday night for Montreal and has not " at'cu in Aiidtiiobury slnca. I T hns lnwi., . . . a-anicu mat tn v,n.. man had been on the road selling teas w. nuiimgion store but made no re- in m.u Sak'S- Hls parcnt8 ride a laimuill);. Stole a Barrel of r; The Fairfield authorities have under " an unusual ras., .r ,... and . . . . ' " iiirn -..v cri is Deing made to dj nf .V , 1 1,0 Btole a barre' . ,,, eler KiniMlgan M ni,,..V." ... Bl- and 77 'ny-eight gallon bar . ui ciaer at tho mill there. Rj. VllnS.?e. !"tched 4his ' from replaced one of the barrels of elder ' -'piy iarq barrel, carefullv covering the barrels again as Mr. Fin- ..ou .,n mem. The owner returned, niiinnteil hl , .. .. . . , . - ' ""H'm, anu orovc to the home of .TiftnPS Flnnr-gan to de- ., - no discovered ihe empty lard barrel Bristol', New Water System. Aater was turned Into the Bristol Milage rcs-rvoir lust Saturday after loon. The reservoir holds 500,000 g". ton. furnishing a supply sufficient for en M reams In case of fire. The vIN hfnthlr,y dRy" to test Th m t,apa",,' of the resen-mr Ihe entire wa'rr SySte., is now In working order ,nd conll,lIereJ good a gravity nylem n the state The intake reservoir N . (n Lincoln, five and one-half miles fro Jrlstol village, and s S48 fe,7abm the storage distributing reservoir C four-inch pipe runs rr-.v, ,ho intnke to the viHage re,erv.r. A , fpi runs from this res, , voir to Holly hm, resented the town of Gra:vl isle !n t"n legislature of 13S0. About 1SS5 hf moved to Burlington and was -Jei-im collector of internal revenue for a yea. or two. He was city nlt-moy In lf9. and again In 1904 and WK,. He w.u a Democrat in polltios an'' act'-c . tho affairs of his party. Mr. Brown Is survived !y his wif and three daughters, Mrs. i.:?y Roberts, Mis Augusta Ercwn, nnd Mitf I'iiiinle B'nwn. Prominent Jericho Man Dead. H. W. Packard, a life long residen' of Jericho, died November 14 after ar illness of a few weeks. Mr. Packard was one of tho prominent men ol Jericl.o, representing his town In the legislature of 1888. He was selectman of the town several years, and also held many minor offices. He was a large and successful farmer, residln? on the old family firm, that had beer, in the Packard family for nearly .: eent'iry, until two years ago, when because of ill health, he sold the place. He waa a nemb'r of the Congrega llonal church at Jericho Center, a veteran of the Civil War, and a member of the O. A. R. post at Underbill Mr. Packard was 61 vears old and Is survived by his wife, thr?e brot'iors survived by his wife; by three broth ers,. Dr. George Packard, of Denver yeara for burlai-i,!n- .,a.uSU.,r, anu uowns was s.B, to three years for stjalin , from E. H. Miller In tw Baybrook and Downs Pratt is still at lar Golden Wedding AnniverMrv A large number nf it tha home of Mr. and tf 3-weh of Bellows pmi. n-en'ng, November 13, the on...-" n.r thri, fiftieth wedding a. n. twain married Su 2 laughter of John L. and PhS 5 ler,:, of Brattleboro, November n -y t re passing a quiet ana V 11 ild age and no people arfi.t md mrtctea by all das lave lit children torrent laughter, and now a greal..n7phl .i-scer.ded from her. b io lr. Reading, July jj, ls learned tho printer's trade inn,, rce of The Vu-mont Journal at l' -nr nnd was assistant editor of t V-mcnt Republican at BrataetL few M ars prevlous t0 his i Pcllows Falls and establish. L" Bellows Falls Times, his flr LSt it being dated August 6, 1856. lul It October 1, 1888. havln as owner and editor for over thirtv , years. 1"wt Successful Liquor Raid in East B, A successful liquor raid v.M 1 Sunday morning in the homes of linne in Vjast fc- u. "'lie- ... lc nuu Wfr( necttd of selline int Eust Barre has one second class !. ..ei:sii piact dui Sundays when was closed kitchen larmora th, rave flourished and the raid planned for Sunday because o( ;u At the home of Gio Chill were torn everal bottles of whiskey, a h!' arrel of ale, a Jug of whiskey, and pa!', of beer. In the rom we're eight Italians who attempted to escape it Soir.g through a window takir.j t'( hisii wim incni. i ney were held Bp it te outside, h-.wevtr, and comnciu ..,ti .i.,.t- . v w naii until men- names couM k. Colo., and M. H. Packard and S. M. tak ;n as witnesses. Packard, of Jericho, and two sisters Mrs. M. V. Wlllard, of Jericho, anu Mrs. Coburn, of Denver, Colo. Petitions in Bankruptcy Filed. The Matthews Consolidated Slat.- Co. of Poultney, nnd Boston has file-' Its schedules In bankruptcy In Boston It was forced Into Involuntary bankruptcy last June. The liabilitief amount to $590,459 and the assets J79.-424. The secured claims total J509.-600 and the unsecured $80,809. Of the assets $10,250 is In real estate in New York. The principal quarry of the concern was at Poultney, and I' also owned the Red Eagle quarry lr Granville, N. .f, and a fartn of 16C acres In Granville, each valued at $5,060. The City Trust Co. of Boston trustee under a mortgage deed of trust, is the only secured creditor. Bainbridge W. Burdick, of Albany, X. Y holds a claim of $22,109 for a Judgment against the company. Pttitions in bankruptcy have beer, filed by William O. Chllds, of Brattle boro who has liabilities of $832.1:. and no assets; and by Frank J. Ray mond, of Grand Isle, a farmer, who has liabilities of $1,511.75 and assets of $l,"44.00,of which $714 is clalmel exempt. Kicked to Death by a Horse. The finding November 12 of-th body of Michael Kennedy, an aged re tluse of Hayne's corner, South Lin coin, with skull crushed and head bad ly battered, led the authorities to be- .leve that murder had been committed Investigation, however, points strongly to the fact that the feobl..- old man was kicked to death by his lorse. The body was found upon the floor of Mie barn back of the house or. Sudbury road, where Kennedy had lived, and the horse was found roam Ing In a pasture n?ar by. The absence of any known motive for murder, with the fact the horse had evidently wandered out ot th- barn, and the further fact that in the man's pockets was $2.40 in cash, tend to refute the murder theory. Kenncdv never had more than a few dollars at a time and no cneniles, so far as know p. Kennedy was seen driving about the streets of Walthain a few days bofor-. his death in an Intoxicated conditim. He probably met his death through falling asleep on the floor of the barn where the horse, being left untieJ through carelassnes kicked him t death. Sunday-school Work Done in Ve-mant. Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Kinney, PunoBy-schonl workers, make their headquart ers at Boston during the winter. Mr. Kinney has been employed by the American Sunday-school Union for thirteen years, doing work n Ver mont, and he and Mrs. Klnnjy have established 238 Sunday-schools In that time. It is purely missionary wcik. These schools are organised in t-nek districts where churches are nrt eafliy accessible. Mr. and Mr?. Kinney he the oversight of the scnools after ts- tablished. Some of these uni ) i schools have developed into churches, and preaching is held In school-houses In several of them. In the 238 schools organized, over 35,352 pupils have been taught for a greater or less time. Mr. Kinney has thavelled In his work in the state nearly 60,000 miles. He has visited about 10,000 'families, and held 1,09$ gespel meetings;' delivered 1,247 addresses and sermons; given periodicals to schools of $755.96 in value; distributed 292 Bibles and Testaments; and reports 630 conversions. Mrs. Kinney accompanies him in his work and greatly helps him In music and juvenile work. Some of the schools sustain weekly prayer meetings. The object of the American Sunday-school Union is to establish a Sunday-school In every needy and destitute neighborhood, and to circulate religious literature for the young. Jail Breaker Caught. ruiur urcen, who escaped from Newfane jail September 28, 1899. has "en arrested in Greenfield, Mass. Green was one of four prisoners who sawed off bars leading from the Jail-room to the corridor, and persuaded a little girl to turn the key which had been left carelessly in the lock of the door reading from the corridor to the street. The three others were Frank Pratt, Albert Baybrook, and Jerry-Downs, oreen and Pratt were from Shrewsbury. In January, 1899, these offenders stole a horse, harness, and sleigh from liveryman H. R. Brown, of Brattleboro. They were sentenced to not less than two nor more than three years In the house of correction at Rutland, and es-enped white waiting to be transferred. Ilnybrooy was under sentence of two At the residence of A. Frontini halt a barrel of beer was secured and s; he residence of another Italian wt. found five quarts of whHkey and i half barrel of ale. The name of thh Italian could not be ascertained as h vas away from ht'.no, hut the wmus n charge of tho place was amstrt State's Attorney Benjamia Ga'a ;as started in a vigorous campaign to free Washington county from illna! rum sellers and thus far his eflora rtav,- been eminently successful A House of Many Tradition, The Capt. Lewis Hurd house in Sandgate, which was recently ton down, was one of the oldest in u county, nnd was net only the home & x Revolutionary captain who was to the battle of Bennington, but was fir twenty-five years that of Captait Shays of Rebellion fame and two of his comrades who were prominent ir this revolt in western Massachusetts There are many traditions conneft-ed with the house. One of them is te the effect that while Shay? and his comrades were there Mrs. Hurd, wft of Captain Hurd, would bake the grat oven, which Is still standing, full s! bread and. pies, as was the custom fc those days. Frequently' a par. loaf Lro n bread, a few pies, or a lot' if wliant . Kmo .1 u-ltlM he miswri fm 'he pantry. Complaint to the t'-tain would bring out the reply: t Anybody Is hungry enough to I'.-i. let him have. It and say nothing aM it. We have flour and meal plenty ind you will have to bake some mere.' S'ich episodes continued as long Shays and his comrades continued that section. Pescendants of the old captain ant his wife are numerns there at tf present day. I. W. Hurd, now an inmate of the soldiers' home, r. grand-nephew of Capt. Lewis Hun', nnd remembers him well The captain was wounded in the Revolution and lost the use of one aM. 1. !Iurd himself nerved three years i" tho war of '61. Ciaimt His Timber Was Stolen. The illegal cutting ot 45,000 feet . timber on the Sandgate side of Equinox mountain in Manchester is alleged in a suit which has been )u brought through a Urattlelwro ! office. Llvinirston Cushing. of Boston, one hundred acres of tlmberland U Manchester. He had it surveyed v contly by E. C. Bacon, of SundcrlM While Mr. Cushing as perform" this work he suddenly came urn t men who were cutting timber on w land, which, according to the W.-belongs to Mr. Cushing. They Henry Wyman, of Manchester, m his son, Fred Vyman, oi "7 Mr. Bacon says the Wymans told him thev were cutting for a man nam'1 . 1 thi-f Martin and that soon lternal" m said they were cutting for TW Mcars, of Sandgate. v.ho claimed own the land. They did not top t pile the timber, but drew It aW fast as it was cut. Stumps Mr. Bacon found Indicate that vn amount of timber was cut as nmn two years ago. The timber had W sawed and disposed of. w Papers have been served 1 Wymans. The case Is the Bennington county court bu . is some prospect of a settlemen the case out of court. High Price, in Brattle 1 Many housekeepers in r are beginning to be worried 1 price of farm sJPPli-s. such MJ loes. apples, and eggs Pt now selling for 80 cents . retail and the surply c"1 (8rm. from Maine. Many Brattleboro . ers are holding their crop tot vance In price. ,,,5 t Apples are selling at from $2.50 a barrel. The crop , small, so small, In fact. ' barrel is being shipped . buyers hajte not consul red I ' rf their while to go through that i the country. It- Is thought b ' horo grocers, however, tha im ers are holding the crop to w vantage of the hotter price W the season. , i for Eggs are the most ot . some reason the lin have ben obliged to till some time psst. rm oa!,rt brought in from '"""""V-rocer to supply the a7fr order, have been oblldged to fil' '"prices of with cold storage eggs, "in v native eggs range from 38 . v a doen. One hnuaewlf B w cents a down for eggs ur"loptsln be fresh and was unable to them. (Conllniieil on fourth PS(,-)

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