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i THE VERMONT PIICENIX, BRATTLEBORO, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21, 1910. o SCULPTOR OF RECORDING ANGEL DEAD Larkin G. Mead Laid,. Foundation for Fame by Carving Statue in Snow in Brattleboro, Where His Early Life Was SpentReplica Will Be Placed in Unitarian Church A puss despatch from Florence, Italy, Saturday announced the death there that day of Larkin Goldsmith Mead, 73, thu noted American sculptor who spent his tarl life In Brattleboro and who began lus rnreer In nrt by modeling In snow the figure of nn angel upon his return to i town from a period of study In New York city. The despatch contained only the mere announcement of Mr, Mead's death, no details being given, and it came as a shock to his many personal friends here and elsewhere and to the lovers of the best in American art throughout the country Mr and Mrs. Mead came to Brattleboro in the spring of 1907, after an absence of Larkin G. Mead. SO years, and they remained here and in ,i cottage at Spofford lake si viral weeks, isitlng the place where Mr, Mead was born In Chesterfield, renewing old nc-njalntancis and forming new friendships. Mr. Mead's sister. Miss Mary Mead, since deceased, was with them much of the time. They broke camp July 9 and sailed from New York city for Italy July 13. Before leaving Brattleboro Mr. Mead said to some of his friends that he felt he was making his last visit to the scenes of his early life. In May of the present year announcement was made in the I'nltarlan church of this village of the gift to the church by Henry K. Wlllard of Washington, D. C, of a replica of Mr. Mead's snow statue, "The Recording Angel," In memory of his father and mother, Henry Augustus Wlllard and Sarah Bradley Wlllard, both of whom died In the autumn of 1JM13. When Mr. Wlllard visited Mr. Mead In Florence last spring he found that thu sculptor had a replica of the statue in marble, with alabaster pedestal, which he bought, so while Mr. Mead has gone the knowledge that a copy of his first work of art, nnd one of the best known, will remain here In the town where it was conceived Is a source of wide satisfaction. In fulfillment of Mr. Mead's desire, the replica first will be placed on exhibition In the Brooks Free library. The birth of Mr. Mead occurred In Chesterfield, X. II., Jan. 3, 1833. Ills father, Hon. Larkin O. Mead, attended Dartmouth college and practiced law In Chesterfield. In 1S29 the elder Mend married Mary Janes Noyes, daughter of Hon. John Noyes of Putney. In 1839, four years after the son was born, the family moved to Brattleboro and Larkin G. Mead, sr., became treasurer of the Vermont Savings bank, holding the position 23 years. He died In July. 18C9. In his boyhoood days Larkin G. Mead, Jr., had a clerkship In the hardware store of Wllllston & Tyler. His frequent copies from nature on paper, dn ca'nvas and In marble In 1S53 caused his friends to predict that he would not long remain behind the counter. His natural aptitude attracted the nttentlon of Henry K. Brown, a New York artist, with the result that he became a student in Mr. Brown's studio. His return home two years later was marked by the modeling of "The Recording Angel," a striking manifestation of his genius. Soon after this Sir. Mead received several commissions. One was from Nicholas Longworth of Cincinnati for a duplicate of the snow statue In marble. Another was from Richards Bradley of Brattleboro for a marble bust of his grandfather, Hon, William C. Bradley. A full length statue of Kthan Allen was made by him for the state of Vermont nnd It Is now in the state house In Montpeller St Johnshnry ordered a statue of "America" for Its soldiers' monument. For Spring Larkin G. Mead's Snow AnBel Replica MB field, III., Mr. Mend made and executed n statue of Lincoln. Much of Mr. Mead's work wns of this large, monumental kind, like "The Returned Soldier" nnd "Columbus's Last Appeal to Queen Isabella." It was not the kind of work he best liked, but It was the kind of work for which nn American sculptor could best get commissions, and he did It with a strength which held the nttentlon of the public. Like most American sculptors of his generation, ho found It necessary to go to Italy, whero one could study from tho nntlquo and feel the pulse of wlinl little life tho art of sculpture, for tho most part moribund, retained In the middle of the 19th century. For a time he lived In Venice ns nn attache of the American consulate, tho consul being the then budding novelist, William D. Howclls, who in 1SG2 married his sister, Elinor. For six months during the Civil war ho was In camp ns illustrator for Harper's Weekly, nnd It Is u coincidence that Wlnslow Homer, who -recently died, also had his early training as an Illustrator during the Civil war. In both cases tho experience counted for much, giving both n strong sense of the hold which a well-pictured story has upon tho public. It gavo Mr. Mead, no doubt, a much better background than he could otherwise have had for his military groups like "Cavalry," "Infantry," "Artillery," "Navy." But being an artist and living In nrtlsttc atmosphore.he was drawn more and more toward tho Ideal, and here ho found, like most other sculp, tors of his day, a much less firm footing. Ho executed a number of nllcgorlcal or Ideal pieces like "Venice," "Sappho," "Echo," "The Mississippi," but they have never been very popular, nor are they rated ns altogether successful. In ISCfl ho married Marietta Noblle Benvcnutl of Venice, nnd from that time on made his homo In Florence, where his studio was In the Via delgi Artlstl. For more than half a century he was a well-known figure in the art world, with a wide acquaintance among the distinguished people of his time. His artistic faults were those of the American sculptor of his period, his talent generally recognized, nnd his work stands In numerous Important places where it will long attract attention. No other episode In Mr. Mead's life was so picturesque and memornble as his modeling of "The Recording Angel" at the point of the land nenr where tho Wells fountnln now stands, In front of the high school building. The most complete and Interesting story of that snow statue ever written Is from the pen of Charles F. Warner in n volume entitled "Picturesque Brattleboro." It is ns follows: "Brattleboro people tell an almost Idyllic story, when reference Is made to jJir-kln G. Mend, the distinguished sculptor, who was 'brought up' in their village, and who, one bright winter morning, startled them with unique evidence of his genius. "It was the last night of Derember,lS3f!, when young Mend and two friends set about the construction of a snow Imago In the centre of the town. The friends had been enthusiastic believers In what they believed to be the 'hidden talent' of their companion. Mead, and after much persuasion he h,ad at last consented to try to see what he could do in the way of moulding a statue from snow nnd lcc. No ordinary hoys' 'snow man' wns this to be no roughly moulded figure of soft snpw, clumsily stuck together, like n scarecrow, with pieces of wood and sticks carelessly Inserted for eyes, nose and mouth. Tho young men were In earnest In tljelr pur-poso to achieve something worthy of note. "The conception was Mead's. He chose his Ideal of the 'Recording Angel.'closlng the record of the year, and It was decided to locate tho statue at the Junction of North Main and Asylum streets. Here, close by what was then the old John Burnham foundry. Mead and his companions labored for hours. In a snow drift, that last bitterly cold night of the dying year. Mead's friends were Edward and Henry Burnham, and while Henry kept a hot fire burning In the old foundry nnd supplied inspiration with sweet cider, his brother, Edward, assisted Mead In moulding the Image. Occasional' trips In-doois and a seat by the blazing fire enabled them to render more plastic tho most expressive portion of the statue, and joining these to the rough figure outdoors, the hand nnd fingers of the youthful genius kneaded and moulded them until they hardened and his assistant occasionally poured on water, which almost Instantly froze and finally gave the whole an almost adamantine covering. "The frontispiece of this book shows Mend surveying his finished work, with the aid of lantern light. Solemn, majestic and beautiful stood this snow work In the dim artificial light, yet a passing visitor, on his way home, after a careless glance from the sidewalk made up his mind that It was onlv tho rough work of a schoolboy, who designed to glvo to Be Placed In Unitarian Church. other boys on object for snowball pelting the next morning. "But New Y cat's day dawned bright and clear, and not long after tho sun cast Its duzzllng rnys over tho mountains. Inhabitants of tho village discovered tho magic light of genius flashing from the Ice-sheeted Image. Transcehdently beautiful stood the 'Snow Angel,' In tho prismatic glow of the morning sun's reflection. The, early risers and pedestrians about town were amazed, when they drew near, to see what appeared at a dlstanco like n schoolboy's work turned to a stntuo of such expulslte contour nnd grace of form, with such , delicate mouldings and illmpllngM in detail ns to suggest the use of a chisel, and that only in a master hand. There was a serious face, rounded arms, neck and bust nnd waving drapery, It was a noble conception; the young sculptor had evidently endeavored to embody the serious thought which visits us while we look backward and forward from the lino which separates a closing and a dying year. Tho passing schoolboy was nwed for once, as ho viewed the result on adept handling of the elements with which he wns so roughly familiar, nnd the thought of snowballing so beautiful nn object could never have dwelt In his mind. It Is related that tho village simpleton wns frightened nnd ran away and one eccentric citizen, who rarely deigned to bow to his fellowmen or women either, lifted his lint In respect nfter he had gazed a moment upon Mend's work. "Protected by the cold weather and the respect generally accorded to genius, the Image stood on the street until the usual 'January thaw' set In, to which It naturally succumbed. During tho fortnight, however, many people came from surrounding towns nnd some even from distant cities to visit It. The New York Tribune nnd the Springfield Republican had Interesting descriptions of the twico seven-days' wonder, nnd the exploit was considered worthy of notice even In tho newspapers of foreign lands. On of the city papers said of it: 'As a first work and In the highest point the genius to conceive and the art to express tho spirit of the recording nngel this Is a success. The record of the year is mndo up, is finished, and the nngel seems lost In meditation.' "The foundation of fame was laid for Larkin G. Mead. For two years previous to this striking home evidence of genius, Mend had been studlng in New York with Sculptor Henry K. Brown, a natlvo of Leyden, Mass., but his return home, with tils work on the snow Image was probably necessary to thoroughly satisfy his fellow townspeople that Mead was 'cut out' for something more than a mercantile man, for such he was before he went to New York to study. "But the famo of Mead's snow and Ice work, spreading far nnd wide, attracted tho attention of Nicholas longworth of Cincinnati, who wrote nt once, Inquiring about Mead's character and prospects He then gave lilm a commission to execute the statue of the 'Recording Angel' In marble nnd this was followed by a private family order from another party for the bust of a relative. Mr. Ixmgwnrtli generously ordered the bust 'Recording Angel, to be sold for the benefit of the sculptor, he hnvlng previously furnished the funds with which Mend should do the work. The statue now stands In the rotunda of tho capltol at Washington." When Mr. Mead wont to Italy after his Civil war experience he received a cordial welcome from the 'amous sculptor itlram Powers, also a Vermonter, and long established In Florence, where every American tourist of note dropped In to see him as a matter of course. Few names figure more conspicuously In American travel notes of the period. Very likely the ex-ample and precept of Powers did much to confirm the ounger man In the intention of making Italy his home. Venice was not perhaps the liost city for a sculptor, but he remained there three yonrs, hl artistic feeling constantly expanding in that rich ntmosp'iere. Yet It was natural that he should make his permanent home In Florence where he had many con-genlnl friends. In 1S79 he wns appointed to a professor-hip in the academy of fine arts In that city. The story of his marrlago was romantic enough to match his exceptional career. While left In charge of the United States consulate at Venice during the wed-ding trip of Mr. Howells to America, the young sculptor saw on the piazza of San Marco a beautiful Italian girl with whom he fell In love nt first sight, without knowing who she was. Mr. Howclls while In America accepted nn editorial position on the Atlantic monthly, nnd a new consul was appointed. Mr. Mend returned to Florence, where he had for somo time been living, but he could not forget the beautiful young Vcnetlnn. nnd returned to search for her. Through the services of the new consul a meeting was arranged, and the young woman was found to be nil that could be asked, In family nnd In culture. Neither, so the story went, could speak a word of other's language, co that the lovemaklng had to be carried on through an Interpreter. This seems strange considering Mead's somewhat ex. tended residence In Italy, but at all events tho beautiful Marietta Noblle Benvcnutl had no English. But she was almost as prompt as her admirer to fall In love, and a civil marriage was arranged, tho religious ceremony being Impossible because the bride was a Roman Catholic and Mr. Mend a Protestant. The popo wns appealed to In vain for a dispensation of their favor. Among the sculptor's works not already referred to may be noted "Thn Return of Proserplno from the Realms of riulo," which stood over the main entrance to the nrglcultural building at the Chicago exposition of 1593, a lnrge group representing the Stanford family for Leland Stanford. Jr., university, "La Contndlnol-la," high relief busts of Henry James, W. D. Howells and John Hay, and a colossal stntue In marble symbolizing the Mississippi river ns a river god, which was cut from a block weighing 44 tons nnd erected In Minneapolis a few years ago. In his early days he made somo Ink sketches of a noted Morgan horso and although a number of copies were made Mr, Mead later was unable to find one. Tho Mead family homo In Brattleboro stood between the Dowley nnd Whitney residences on Main street. It now stands at tho corner of Forest and Chapln streets and is owned by Judge James L. Tyler. The only surviving members of tho family of Larkin O. Mead, sr., are Joanna, wife of Augustus D. Shepard of New York, head of tho American Bank Note company, and William Rutherford Mead of the New York firm of McKIm, Mead & White, architects. Tho eldest child, John Noyes Mead, died In I860, while In his fourth year nt Harvard university, nt the age of 19 years. Charles Levi Mead, tho tecond son, was at the head of the Stanley Rule and Level company, whose business was moved from Brattleboro to New Britain, Conn. Elinor, wife of William D. Howells, died In New York city May 7 of this year. Miss Mary Noyes Mead, the youngest child, died In Hampton, Va., Feb, 23 and tho body was brought here for burial. Two other children, Albert and Frederick Goodhue, died In their young manhood, No children were born to Larkin G, Mead, Jr., and his wife. WINDHAM. Edith Adams Is at home. Charles Johnson supplied the pulpit here Sunday, L. B. Chapman was home from Montpeller Sunday and Monday, Mr, and Mrs. Dennis Frederick were In town the first of the week, Mrs. Derry and daughter of Putney were visitors at W. G. Adams's recently. O. S. Farwcll has moved from the mill to the Frank Glle house, Frank Holden and Elthea Eddy are better. Harold Eddy and Bert Howe's baby are 111. Mrs. Hattie Jones spent a week at her home here. Her mother, Mrs. II. S. Pren. tlss, and Mrs. Prentiss's brother, Charles Johnson, and Mrs. Johnson, of Seattle, Wash., visited her several days. WILLIAMSVILLE. $105 Cleared at Grange Fair, The Grangers held their fltst fair In tho new hall Friday evening. To say it was a grand success Is expressing the fact mildly ns UU5.U0 was cleared. About ISO people partook of tho tine chicken plo supper served In tho dining hall. Tho hall was trimmed tastefully with the national colors and nbove the slogo wero decorations of overgieen. Mrs. L. E. Stratton had general supervision of this part of the work. In ono corner 'Of the hnll a fish pond was tho attraction. Mrs. F. J. Pierce and Mts. A. E, Halladay wero In charge and took good care that everything caught wus of lawful size. At the left of tho entrance wns the Gleaner's booth where aprons and other useful and fancy articles were sold, This was In charge of Mrs. E. It. Wlllard, Mrs. P. I). Sparks and Mrs. A. I Tlmson. On either side of the stage were booths where popcorn and candy wero sold. Mrs. F. C Perry and Mrs. John l,owis presided at tho popcorn booth and Mrs. J. E. Morse and Mrs. M. V. Bingham sold candy. These booths were similarly trimmed with red, white and blue hunting. A f,no cake made by J. E. Morse, formerly a caterer In Philadelphia, was the center of attraction nnd weent tn the one guessing Its correct weight. II. J. Wilson of Urnttleboro was the winner, hut "Ilollle" hadn't seen the cake. Two bed quilts wero given away, one to Miss Lena Randall, who received the largest number of votes, and tho other to Ervlng Williams for guessing nearest the number of beans In a bottle. Mrs. P. P. White, Mrs. C. K. Stedman, Mrs. John Lewis, Miss Florence Dickinson nnd W. E. Wheeler had a good display of old china nnd several pewter Plates and platters and a porlnger. L. J. Morse showed a canteen carried In the Revolutionary war. At the front of the stage was the show. Ing of poultry and pet stock. Following nro tho names of the winners: Dorothy Wlllard, foxterrlcr pup, 1st. S. H. Morse, colllo dog.. 1st. Pet cats, 1st, Dr. P. P. White: 2d, Mrs. K. H. Morse. White Wyandottes. 1st. F. E. Fisher. White Leghorns, 2d, Kenneth Perry. Rose-combed Rhois Island Reds, 1st, Mrs. E. W. Morse: 2d. F. E. Fisher. Guinea pigs, 1st, Tlmson Brothers. Homing pigeons, 1st, Rny Brooks. The east side of the hall was given over to the display of vegetables and the west Hide to canned goods, fruit and cake. A lino display It was too, one that the Grangers may well be proud of. Field corn, E. W. Morse 1st, W. Yeaw 1st, A. E. Halladay 1st, John Mmulell 2d, J. M. Ingram special. Popcorn, U J. Morse 1st. Potatoes, C. E, Perry two 1st. I E. Stratton 1st and 2d. F. E. Wlllard 1st and 2d. Turnips, W. E. Wheeler 1st, U E. Stratton 2d. Tomatoes. S. H. Morse 1st. Mrs. Ella Wlllard 2d, Mrs. L. E. Stratton special. Cucumbers, 11. It. Stedman 1st, Mrs. Ella Willard special. Cahbage. It. M. Sherman 1st. II. E. Fiovenhngen 2d, Mrs. Ella Wlllard special on red dutch, fiunflowers, Clnreiicc Moore 1st. f!. W. Dickinson 2d. Cnrrots. 1J. E. Frev-enhagen 1st. John Miindell 2d. Beets, H E. Freyenhagen 1st, W. E. Wheeler 2d. Parsnips, John Mundell 1st. Pumpkins, E. W. Morse 1st and 2d. Gourd. D. R. Ktedman 1st. Camillas, I). R. Stedman 1st. Lemon cucumbers. D. R. stedman 1st. Celery, W. E. Wheeler 1st. Apples Blue pearinaln, Temple Farm 1st. Gravcnsteln, Temple farm 1st. Blessing, Tcmplq farm 1st. Jlllllowcr, Ira Moulton 1st, Temple farm 2d. Seek-no-furthcr, D. R. Stedman 1st. Steel red, I). R. Stedman. 1st. Ittisset. S. W. Hes-cock 1st, D. R. Stedman 2d King of Tompkins county, K. II. Mnrse 1st. D It. Stedman 2d. Pound sweet, S W Ilescock 1st, John Mundell 2d. Northern spy, c K. Stedman 1st, n. . stedman 2d. AMIne Bingham special Itnld. wins, S. H. Morse 1st. A. E. llallndnv Jd. Mcintosh red, Ronald Klsher 1st Peas, L. K. Wellman 1st, K. E. Fisher 2d. Peaches, Grout Brothers 1st. A special premium on display of vegetables was given to George Dickinson: nlso one on fruit to John Mundell. Mrs. S. II. .Morse, Mrs. .. v.. Hnll.idav. Mrs. . H. Toft and Mrs. E. W. .Morse each had a large display of canned goods fr which each received a special premium. In Mrs. S. II. Morse's display there were eight different kinds of Jellv nine varieties of fruit and four of veg-etables; in Mrs. Mall.iday'.s nine of Jelly seven of fruit, live of vegetables, eight of pickles and canned fresh pork. Mrs Teft and .Mrs. E. W. .Morse hod a good showing, but much smaller In amount Following Is a list of premiums In this department: Canned pears, 1st Mrs S II Morse; 2d. Mrs. A. E. Hallad'.iv. Canned peas. 1st. Mrs. S. II. Morse: 2d, Mrs. A. E. Halladay. Canned string beans, 1st, Mrs. S. H. Morse; 2d, Mrs.' Frank Perry. Canned squash, 1st, Mrs. W H Teft Pickles. 1st, Mrs. A. E. Hnlladavl .d. Mrs. L. W. .Morse. Special. Mrs. LfC Ixive. Jelly, 1st, Mrs. S. H. Morse; 2d, Mrs. J. W. Williams; special. Mrs. Ella Wlllard. Tomatoes, 1st, Mrs. D R Stedman; 2d. Mrs. E. W. Morse. Cake, 1st. Mrs. F. E. Washer. Inscription In vellow-frostlng, "First annual Grange fair, 1910 " (sent to Hon. Frank Moss, New York city); 2d. Mrs. A. E. Holladav, laver cake, white Icing, decorated around edge and centre with red geranium blossoms nnd green leaves; Mrs. E. R. Wlllard special on cream cake. Special to Mrs. W H. Teft on lemon pie. Special to Mrs. W. E. Wheeler on cream puffs. Doughnuts, 1st, Mrs. W. E. Whcoler; 2d, Mrs. S. AV. Ilescock; specials to Mrs E W Morse and Mrs. A. E. Halladay! Bread, 1st, Mrs. S. H. Morse; 2d. Mrs. A. L. Halladay; special, Mrs E W Morse. Maple syrup, 1st. Richard Wheell er. wild honey, 1st, R. M. Sherman. Special to Mrs. L. C. Hale for Japan air ferns. The evening's entertainment opened with a drill by tho marching staff which was done in a very creditable way, fol-w?? "J, 1 son(r b5' several young women, r. r. Fisher sang In his usual pleasing way, responding to nn encore. Orrin Bolster presented a monologuo In cos-tump, "Is woman more beautiful thnn ?Jan7, J.,rs' -Mo"e, Mrs. Fisher and Mrs. Bingham sang n trio, William Howo a song Mr. ad Mrs. F. E. Fisher a duet. Then followed the farce, "Freezing a mother-in-law." At the close of tho program nearly all the vegetables and apples and some canned fruit nnd Jelly were sold by auction by A. J. Morse, which brought about Jll. The general arrangements of the fair were In the hands of Mrs. Ella Wlllard. Mrs. E W Morso nnd A. J, Morse, and much credit is due thorn for the great success both socially and financially. Mrs. A. J, Morse Is III. W. H, Munn has returned from Hol-yoke. L. C Hall will finish making cider Saturday, Oct. 29. Miss Florence Dickinson spent (Sunday In Brattleboro. Miss Clara Cole went Wednesday to Holyoke to visit her sister. Mr, and Mrs. Scott Eames of Brattleboro were hero over Sunday, Miss Evelyn Teft of Greenfield Is visiting her brother, Walter Teft. P. C. Thayer has bought of D. R. Stedman his land on Nowfane hill. Miss Edna Marcy of Newfane Is a guest of her aunt, Mrs. A. N. Shemran. Mrs, George Ilescock and son of Green, field are visiting at S. W. Hescock's. Miss Ida F. Newton of Ballouvllle, Ct., has been a recent, guest at G, R, Temple's. Mrs. Rebecca Skinner of Brattleboro has been visiting her brother, F. J, Pierce. Mr. and Mrs. H, L. Piper of Brattleboro came to attend the Grange fair Friday evening, A number from here attended the play and dance in West Dummerston Wednes-day night. Mrs. Alice Prouty of West Brattleboro has been a visitor with her sister, Mrs, A. E. Halladay, Mrs. C. K. Stedman went to Springfield, Mass.. Monday to spend some time with her daughter, Mrs F E Freyenhagen. Mrs. John Mundell nnd son, Graydon, were week-end visitors with her daughter. Mrs. Alba Pierce of Park Hill. N. H Leslie Newton of Boston came Wednesday night for a several days' visit with his parents, Rev. and Mrs. O. E. Newton. Mr. nnd Mrs, F. C. Perry were called to Bondvllle Saturday on nccount of the serious Illness of his mother, Mrs. L. C. Perry, w-ho died Tuesday. Miss Ixiuise Cole, who has been spending several weeks at the home of her uncle O. R. Temple, will return to her home- In Whitman, Mass., tomorrow. Mr. and Mrs. F. O. Downs, W. E. Walker. Mrs. M. E. Brown, Miss J. W. Patch nnd Miss Marlon Wilder of Bast Uummerston came to attend the Grange fair. The program for the Grange meeting Tuesday evening, will be in charge of the oung people's committee and will consist of a farce and several musical yelec- i Mr. and Mrs. C. II. Dickinson went Sat urday to yaiesvuie. uunn. i " icn..-ed Tuesdav, accompanied by his sister, Mrs. W. II. Newton of Walllngford, who will visit here several days. Jim Shlppee and Tom DcLude came home Wednesday from Colrain, Mnss.. where thev have been picking apples on the Edward F. Copeland fruit farm. They brought several fine specimens which they are exhibiting at II. A. Williams's, store. SOUTH NEW FANE. Ell Bruce went Thursday to Orange to visit. Miss Mattie Wade of Agawam, Mass., Is here on business and will remain a few days. The' auction at C. II. Bruce's was well attended and the property sold satisfactorily. Mrs. James A. Bruco and son, Cedrlc. of Clareniont. N. II., are guests of Mrs. Bruce's parent, Mr. and Mrs. C, E. Brown. Leon E. Bruco nnd friend, Cllldore Parker of Northampton, Mass., were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Bruco over Sunday. BROOKLINE. The Baptist ladles' benevolent society met with Mrs. L. W. Hush Tuesday afternoon. There was a corn husking and dance at Mr. Greer's on tho Almon Marsh place Friday evening. The apple crop In this town Is reported to be the best n quality for years and the quantity Is large. Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Austin visited relatives in Wilmington last week, going with other relatives from Ncwfane. Mrs. Hannah Austin returned Monday to the home of her son A. A. Austin, after having spent tho summer In ' Arlington and Townshend. After visiting a week at the home of hts parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. E. Wnre, Dwight Ware went Monday morning to Hillsboro, 111., for an Indefinite stay. Rev. and Mrs. William E. Baker of Caendish and Mrs. Nelllo Wright of State College, Pa., stayed here with friends while on their way home from a visit in North Adams, Mass. Hugh Allbee received a painful wound on his leg, his horse stepping on It while he was backing It out of a shed In Putnev several days ago. He has been obliged to He in bed much of tho time since. The children of the Baptist Bible school met Monday evening for a social at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Blodgett. About 40 were present, Including sovcral of the parents. Tho evening was very much enjoyed. Mr. Kclloy, who bought tho Landfear place, has had a new gasolene engine sent to the farm for general use. At present It Is being used In his cider mill. Nelson Smith Is doing the work. Ho lives on the place. John Flint Is helping him. A Safe Bank There Is every reason to believe that tho Savings Banks of Vermont are all safe, sound and strong. That the public so bellevo Is evidenced by the recent report of the Inspector of Banks showing almost unprecedented gains In deposits during the past year. If the confidence In the safety of Vermont Savings Banks, however, Is to bo measured by the growth of deposits, then unquestionably the Hyde Park Savings Bank holds the first place, for Its percentage of Increase In deposits during the three fiscal years ending July 1, 1910, barring perhaps some recently established banks upon which of courso a percentage basis of increase could not be computed, Is moro than that of any other bank in the state. Stated In terms that can be understood by all, tho deposits In the Hyde Park Savings Bank during tho last three years have exceeded the withdrawals by more than $1,000 for each business day during the entire three years. We know of no parallel anywhere, except In some of the large City Banks. The Hyde Park Bank pays 4 per cent. Interest, compounded semi-annually, and deposits made beforo November ICtn will draw interest from October 1st. It pays the taxes on all deposits up to 12,000 and the Lamoille County National Bank of Hyde Park, under tho same management, will accept, upon the same terms, any sums In excess of this $2,000. As evidencing the safety of making deposits by mall, It may be stated that In the more than twenty-one years of Its existence, not a dollar of remittances to the Hyde Park Savings Bank, by mall, has ever been lost. It is entirely safe to make deposits either by personal check, bank draft, postal money order, express order, or cash In registered letter. This Bank respectively solicits your deposits. If any further Information Is desired, send your post office address on a postal to either Carroll S. Page, President, or F. M. Culver, Treasurer, Hyde Park, Vermont, and a prompt reply will be forthcoming. News and Citizen. Iff yooVe hard t please we will satisfy yua SOME months ago a tall man of prosperous appearance came into our store and said : "I want a new suit I'm a hard man to fit and I don't believe you can satisfy me. " ' But he left our store smiling and happy in the new suit he was in a hurry for. The other day he came again a thoroughly satisfied customer and we had the pleasure of fitting him out this man who had always patronized only the best of tailors with two of our finest garments. They were Kuppenheimer suits made by Tlhe House off Kuippeolhieflinnieir as was also the first one and we now rest doubly sure in the surety that we have in this man a life-long customer. If you have difficulty in getting the right fit, the right fabric, the right style and the right price you owe it to yourself I o at least find out what we can do for you. And our present exceptional offerings are all reasons whv you should find out to-day. SOLD IN BRATTLEBORO EXCLUSIVELY BY Goodnow, Pearson & Hunt OPERATORS OF TEN STORES EM

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