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North Adams, Massachusetts
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panffipl. VOLUME I. NOETH ADAMS, MASS., SATURDAY AFTEBNOOls", JUNE 22, 1895. NUMBER 26 The Transcript, OFFICE: TRANSCRIPT BUILDING, BANK STREET, NORTH ADAMS, MASS. Transcript Publishing Company PUBLISHERS AND PROPRIETORS. DAILY TRANSCRIPT. Issued every afternoon (except Sundays) at four o'clock. SUBSCRIPTION RATES--Ope year, $6.00; ^i.x months, $3.00; three months, |1 50; one month, SO cents: two cents a copy. ADVERTISING RATES.--For information about advertising call at or address Business Office of THE TRAXSCKIPT. WEEKLY TRANSCRIPT. OXE DOLLAR A ^C\R; strictly in advance Is«ued e»eiy Wednesday Morning. A valuable advertising medium: especially des i- able for country trade. A MILLION DOLLAR COTTON MILL ! TELEPHONE CALLS EDITOKI \L ROOMS, - 230- L! 230 , T E L E G R A P H I C SERVICE. | Dispatches recehcd by Western Union wire i p j to going to press Ti;s Hot-its Later Telegtaphic News than any tither newspaper in Western Massachusetts. THE TRANSCRIPT receives the Full Telegraph c Sen ice of the American Press Association. THE TRASSCRIPT is the only newspaper in Western Massachusetts receiving regularly the gener il dispatches ot the UNITED PRESS and th»speci il dispatches of the NEW ENGLAND ASSOCIATED PRESS, the oldest .uid best news gathering agent y in New England. J. R. WHITE, D. M. D. Dental Rooms, 7» Main St. Noith-Vlams. Mass. SIMMONS CARPENTER. FiirnNliiiit; riirtertakers. No. .'0' Eagle Mi eet. North Adams^Mass. JOHN E. MAOENIS. Attorney and Counselor At Liw. Office Kimbell Block, Main street, North __ C. T. PEELPS. Attorney and Counselor At La«. Office. Adams Bank Block, Mam street. North Adams. _ DR. ANNE M. BLOSSOM. IMi.ysioiiui and Surgeon. 3 (.'luii cli Office hours. 8 to 9 a.m.; '2 to 9 p. ru ; 7 to 8 p. m. GEORGE P. LAWRENCE. Attorney and Counselor At Lw. Office 77 Mam Streel, North Adam, Saunas Bank Building. B. W. NILES. \(lornf.r and Counselor At !."···. Office Hoosac SaMiigs Bank Block, Miuu -Tee*, North Ac'ams. EDWJN T. BARLOW. Architect. Omoein Hoosac Savings Bank Block. Hours. ^ to 12 a m. and 1 to 4 p m. _ J. P. REED, Real Estate and Business Agent. Loans negotiated, city and country piopertj bought, -did an 1 exchanged. 77 Mam street, No Adam^siMngs bank block. A. A- McDONltELL. Veterinary Surgeons. Offi'e. Flagg's stable. All calls pro cptly attended tit her by telephone or otherwise. W G. PARKER, Practical .Machinist. Light Machine and General Repairing. Model ?nrt expe-lmeutal work. Bicycle repairing. Rear Hoo-a Bank Block, Main Street. C. W. WRIGHT, M. D. Eye. Ear. Kose and Throat. New Bank b'ock. Main street. Attending Eye and Mirgeon at hospital. Formerly clinical assistant at Central London Eye Hospital, also Assistant Surgeon at New York Throat and Nose Hosp.tal. Glasses properly fitted. J. H. FLAGG. Litery, Sale A Boarding Stables. Main i-treet. opposite the Wilson House, North Adams. Nice Coaches for Weddings, Parties and Tuner \ls. First class single horses and carriages at short notice on reasonabla terms Also village toach to and from all trains. Telephone connection. S. VADNER ft BROTHER, Carriage and Wagon Builders. Manufacturers of Light Carriages, Sleighs. Road, Business and Heavj Wagons made to order at short notice. All woik warranted as represented. Repairing in ull its biancnes at i easonable terms. Dealers in all kinds of Factory Wagons and Carnages, Harnesses, Robes and Blankets. Centre St., rear of Blackmton Block. NORTH ADAMS SAVINGS BAM Established 1848. 73 Main Street, adjoining Adams National Bank. Business hours: 9 a. m. to 4 p. ra.; Saturdays till 6 p. m. PRESIDENT--A. C. HOTJGHTON. THEASDBEK-V. A. WHITAKER. VICE-PRESIDENTS: William Burton, G. L. Rice, W. H. Gaylord. BERKSHIRE; MILL NO. s. The Mill to have 8O,OOO Spindles, over 2.OOO Looms, and will give Employment to 1,OOO Persons. Magnificent Enterprise for Berkshire and Largest Cotton Mill in America. The fates are kind these times to Adams. Zylonite has been revived to her and now she is to be given the largest cotton mill of America. The mill will be the property of the Berkshire Cotton Manufacturing company and will be known as Berkshire No. 3. It will be located on the land west of the Boston and Albany railroad track, extending along Depot street from Hoosac street to the corner of Pleasant and School streets. The site is now occupied by the Boston Albany freight yard, M. J. Holden Son's lumber yard, Baker's coal office and W. C. Plunkett Son's mill, No. 2. The main part of the new mill will be 425 feet long and 116 feet wide and five stories high. There will be an ell on Hoosac street 140 by fifty feet and of the same height as the main building. The mill will contain 80,000 spindles, 2100 looms and will give employment to about 1000 persons. It will cost $1,000,000. Eighteen hundred horse power will be needed. By Telegraph 4- O'CLOCK. CRISIS IN ENGLAND, The Cabinet Troubles Very Grave Today. LABOR'S BIG MEETING! ANOTHEK SIVLEK TLAX. A Third Ticket to be Put into the .Field and the House to Elect. [Special dispatch to the Tiaiucript.] COLUMBUS, O., June 22.--United States Senator Roach of North Dakota said here yesterday that the people west of the Mississippi river were solid in favor of free coinage of silver, and that if both of the old parties should declare against it, there would be a silver party formed which would put presidential candidates in nomination next year, and the election in that event would be thrown into the House. STEEL GOES IV. PRICE OF STEEL GOES UP! A Silver Candidate Possible ! ENGLAND'S CABINET. A. C. Houghton, William Burton, George L. Rice, W. A. Gallup, E. S. Wilkinson, H. T. Cady, C. H. Cutting, V A. Whitaker, W. H. Gaylord, A. B. Wright, W. H. Sperry, Arthur Robuuon, N. L. Millard. BOARD OF INVESTMENT: George L. Rice, W. H. Gaylord, A. B. Wright THE ADAMS NATIONAL BANK OP NORTH ADAMS, MASS. Incorporate! 1*33. Kerjrnnizel 1863 Capital $500,000 Surplus Undivided Profits 150,000 S. W. BRAYTON, President. A. C. HOUGHTON, Vice-President. E. S. WILKINSON, Cashier. DIRECTORS: (i W Tiravton A. C. Houghton E. Wilkinson $. A.' Wh, Hon A /Wright. W. £ OW1»P W. G. Cady, G. W. Chase, H. W. Uark Accounts and Collections Solicited. WEEKLY TRANSCRIPT ~$1.OO" A . . YEAR The Secretary of War Declares his I n t e n t i o n of Resi£nin£. [Special Dispatch to the Transcript.] LONDON, June 22.--Prior to the meeting of the cabinet today, Mr. Campbell Ban nerman, Secretary of War, informed his colleagues of his unalterable determination to resign unless the House of Coni- mous rescinds its note on the question of his salary, that the opposition may criti- the estimates. Only the consideration- of adding to the difficulties of the government, he declared, prevented his immedi- ' ate withdrawal from his office. In some circles it is believed the cabinet will refuse to resign, but will decide to raise the question of confidence, and force it to an immediate vote. Liberal whips express assurances of victory, should the confidence of the House in the ministry be challenged. LONDON, June 22.--At a cabinet councij today it was decided that Sir William Harcourt, Chancellor of the Exchequer, shall make a statement in the House of Commons Monday next. On the same day, Mr. Ellis, the Liberal whip, will state that the government is pledged to pass the Irish land bill before the dissolution of parliament. The belief gains ground that the ministry will not resign. It has leaked out that it is the intention of the Government to propose the Duke of Connaught as the new commander-in- chief of the army. The adhesion of conservatives to this scheme has been assumed. Otherwise a proposal could not possibly be put through the house in this matter. The queen has carried her point that a prince of royal blood fshall be in chief command of the British army. IN DEBS' EAVOK. Labor to Hold Meetings Throughout the United States. [Special Dispatch to tlieTiauscript ] INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., June 22.--The officers of the National Federation of labor in this city are preparing to call meetings to be held in every city of the United States a week from next Sunday to denounce the decision by which Debs is suffering imprisonment. The object of the meetings is to secure the passage of a law by the next congress defining the rights of workingmen and abolishment of injunction. ANOTHER NEGKO LYNCHED. [Special Dispatch to the Transcript ] JACKSON, Miss., June 22.--James Saunders, a negro, murdered his wife Thursday night in Clayborne county. He was hanged to a tree by a mob shortly afterward. The company met Thursday night at the home of W. B. Plunkett and completed arrangements for the building of this very large mill. The immensity of the mill cannot be grasped from a mere statement of its dimensions and hardly by any comparison with other like structures. The two large mills of the Berkshire Cotton company known as Nos. 1 and 2 were they combined would not be so large as the one about to be built. It will contain 5,000 more spindles than the present plant and will have 600 more looms. It is the intention to build this mill this season. Work will be begun as soon as the structures on the site are removed. The railroad company will move their tracks and freight house to the east side of main line. The Berkshire Cotton Manufacturing company, who will give this great industry to Adams, have these officers: President, Edward N. Gibbs of Norwich, Ct.; treasurer, W. B. Plunkett of Adams; clerk, C. T. Plunkeft of Adams; direc- tors, Edward N. Gibbs of Norwich, Ct.; Theodore A. Havemeyer of New York; Hon. David A. Wells, of Norwich, Ct., Hon. Wm. H. Haile of Springfield; Gardner Hall, Jr.. of South Willington, Conn., Stephen A. Jenks of Pawtucket, R. I., Hon. W. F. Draper of Hopedale, W. B. Plunkett and C. T. Plunkett. The company built their first mill in Adams in 1SS9, the second in 1892 and now the third one in 1895, a mill every three years. DRCRY GRADUATES, Steel Rail Association Sends the Price Up a Notch. [Special Dispatch to the Transcript.] NEW YORK, June 22.--Steel rail prices have been advanced J2 a ton and the price of angle bars *4 a ton. These advances w ere decided on at a meeting of the Steel Rail association yesterday, and indicate a healthy condition of the steel rail business and increasing demand for rails. DYNAMITE EXPLODED. [Special Dispatch to the Tiaascnpt.] KINGWOOD, W. Va., June 22.--Lightning struck a dynamite wagon near here last night. Several men were killed and a great deal of property destroyed. Parlor Lectures. Two parlor lectures will be given next week in the Congregational church parlor by Mrs. Isabel Spencer Freeland, Monday, June 24, 4 p. m; subject' "Concerning Altruism and Sociology." Friday, June 28, 4 p. m; subject: "Russia, Past and present." Mrs. Freeland's lectures are highly commended by Dr. Storrs, Dr. Lyman Abbott Dr. Josiah Strong, Rev. C. A, Dickinson of Berkeley Temple, Boston, and others. Tickets to these lectures will be fifty cents and may be obtained at Anderson s book store. Mrs. Freeland is connected with a publishing company in Philadelphia. She is a person of exceptional ability and her lectures will be well worth hearing. "They Have Gone Out From Their Alma Mater Into the Wide, Wide World." INTERESTING EXERCISES CARRIED OFT At Heron Island. The braves gathered on the shores of the gem of the sea Tuesday to welcome the king of the tribe of happy feasters Landlord E. Rogers, who arrived with his good wife and help. Now we shall expect soon to hear the old hymns and sacred songs pealing out from the Madockawando piazza. Welcome Rogers and every other good man, woman or child to our shores and boundless ocean of hospitality.-Boothbay (Me.) Eegister. No in \\aqes. It was announced today in the Boston and Springfield papers that the Hunter Machine company had given notice yesterday of a twelve per cent raise in wages. H. E. Wetherbee said today there was no such notice given and that there is nothing to give to the public. Frightful!} Scalded. The three-years-old daughter of P. M. Lanou of Greylock sat down in a pail of boiling water this morning and was terribly scalded. Dr. Mignault was called. He found the whole of the child's back affected, the flesh peeling off in places. The injury may be fatal. _ · --Peter and William Gonyea were arraigned in court this morning for assaulting Edward Gay. Mr. Gay was arraigned on a counter charge of assaulting the Gonyeas. Mr. Gay, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Jones and Wesley Burdick gave testimony. The story told by the witnesses was almost identical with the one published at the time of the assault. The case was continued a week and all the accused were ordered to find bonds in |300 each. Storm Prevents a Crowded Audience. The Church Beautifully Decorated. Mr. Spaulding Applauded. An Outline of Each Graduate's Thoughts. The commencement exercises of the graduating class of Drury high school were held in the Methodist church last evening and owing to the inclemency of the weather the building was not crowded, although a large audience was present. The church was tastefully decorated by the undergraduates of the school with ferns, palms and flowers. The railing around the platform was a bank of green and on its top were flowers and potted plants, with palms and pines at either end. On the platform, occupying the elevated steps of the choir, were seated the members of the school. At the front and to the left of the platform were seated Rev. Dr. Brown, Superintendent Dewey and Principal Harrington; opposite them were O. A. Archer, C. Q. Richmond, A. A. Anderson and Mrs. Martha P. Locke of the school committee. Prior to the entrance of the graduating class the Columbia orchestra rendered a pleasing overture. Promptly at 8 o'clock, walking to solemn music with blow tread, the members of the class of '95 came up the aisle and occupied chairs in front of the other members of the school. Shortly after the graduating class had entered, and while the organ was yet playing, Ex-Principal Charles Spaulding entered the church. His appearance was the signal tor long and loud applause by the members of the school and by the audience. The exercises were opened with prayer by Rev. Dr. George W. Brown and by a chorus from the sceool. Miss Ester Irene Dean. The class salutatorian, was the first of the class to speak, and her subject was "As the Twig is Bent." Miss Dean, in behalf of the class, bade welcome to all present. She then analyzed the learning of humanity, and showed that a human being begins to amass knowledge at infancy. Step by step there was shown the progress of education, and much stress was placed on the mother's charge during the youth of the child. Miss Dean showed wherein the school supplemented the training of the home, particularly as to reading and as to self control. The school room is a miniature of the world and "as the twig is bent" so will the trunk grow; thus it is that in the schoolroom is moulded the future of a soul. Miss Clara Virginia Cady Was to have spoken upon "Life in Colonial Days," but did not deliver her essay. Herbert Perron Wills Explained "The Norwegian System," in dealing with the liquor traflic. He was strongly in favor of the system and forcibly pointed out the many points of virtue in the Norwegian method of handling the liquor trade and in keeping from the young men, to as great a degree as possible the temptations of intoxication. Mr. Wills went on to say that he hoped that in the future North Adams would be given an opportunity of testing this system. Then our city, if she shall grasp this chance, will have taken one step in advance and will have struck a powerful blow at the adversary of humanity. The school then sang -'The Watch of the Rhine." It was extremely pleasing to the audience. Miss Anabell Jones Read an essay upon "Two Scenes in the ! Life of Anne Boleyn." Miss Jones told of I the early life and education of the heroine I of her literary effort. She carefully traced | the life of the unfortunate queen, told of her personality, her marriage and rise to power, and of her sad, violent death. She told in a touching manner of the bravery and virtue of Anne Boleyn on the way to the scaffold, and of those loyal, last sentiments she expressed to the people, to be [CONTINUED ON PAGE FOUR.] A LOCAL WILD WEvST. HOUGHTONVILLE HAS A SHOW OF ITS OWN WHICH IS UNIQUE. CUTTINGCO Hammocks 5oc, $1.50, $2, and $3 Boys and Girls Plan and Present a Meritorious Tented Performance. The shade of Barnum or the influence of \ Buffalo Bill is at work in Houghtonville, and that neighborhood is entertrined by an unusual circus and wild west show. The boys have had little sleep "o" nights" up there for about a week and pieces of old carpet and well used bed clothing have disappeared from the garrets of many homes. tlnderneath the spreading branches of a sheltering elm in the rear of Mr. Whitney's property is a tent which would be taken for the habitation of a Bohemian band, and not for the quarters of the meritorious saw dust ring imitation that it is. The main part is quadrangular in shape, and to it are several additions much resembling Indian wigwams. This resemblance is not inappropriate when the contents are considered. This tent, with its wigwam-hke additions, is the home of "Messiers Big show." The opening performances of this show were given yesterday to a large audience. Like all circuses the Messier show has a morning parade. Yesterday's parade contained most of the features that all parades contain. It had its band of music and band of Indians and a liberal nu nber of cowboy's, all mounted. There were chimes and female performers and an "original Deadwood coach." The parade passed through several streets in the section, and it was followed by the strong voiced man who proclaims a free show at the grounds. A large number of the surrounding neighbors followed after the parade and the the afternoon performance was given to a fair audience. The price of admission was not a great obstacle, it being only three cents with an addition to make it a nickel if it was desired to stay to the concert. The accommodations for the audience were in one end of the tent. The seats were fitted up in regular circus-seat-Iike fashion with the proper amount of liability to fall. About 100 could be seated-comfortably--if there were no objections to pronounced inclinations nor projecting nails. The feeling of insecurity of course could hardly be considered. Perhaps for reasons of economy more than for ventilation the greater part of the tent had no roof, and the little bit that there was cov- eredthe spectatois and was plentifully punctured. At night the peformance was given under the glare of two house lanterns, one of which would be a profitable lamp-black factory. The program contains all that could be desired. The specialties are numerous and at the close of each one the three- quilt curtain is drawn until the performers again appear. There is a preponderance of commedians, who give many laughable acts. The wild west features are thrillings scenes. The Deadwood coach containing its passengers are followed by a band of weary pioneers. As it moves slowly over the plains the savage Indians appear and with blood curdling yells attack the band. Shots are exchanged rapidly with deadly effect and when all hope seems to be lost the courageous cowboys appear. The battle is waged with renewed vigor and a remnant of the redskins retreats madly leaving many of their blood thirsty companions dying and dead on the scene. This horror is hardly over until the settler's lone cabin is surrounded with savages. The destructive torch is applied and the inmates flee from a fiery death into the unmerciful hands of the human brutes. Before the poised tomahawks fall upon the defenseless heads rifle shots ring out and Indian after Indian falls. Again the cowboys have shown their valor. When the savage enemy has been repulsed the rough roamers of the prairies put away their smoking weapons and gently minister to the comfortless widow and fatherless babe. With this the circus closes. Then comes the concert in which several of the little girls of the neighborhood appear. To give it genuine flavor these little girls have discarded the dresses in which they go to school and courageously have donned the Sunday attire of their brothers. They sing, dance and recite and give a very pleasant entertainment. Willie Messier is manager and sole pro- prietor of this show. He conducts it on purely business principles and has a troup of ten artists. The ingenuity displayed in the whole show is a fine example of what boys can accomplish. The tent is rough, but symmetrically built. Every Indian has his feathers and paint. The firearms are the usual large sized toy pistols with which quite a racket can be made. The "Deadwood" coach is made from a boy's express wagon, barrel hoops and canvas. This is the third season of Master Messier's success and each year he enlarges his tents and increases the quality and num. ber of his performances. London has her permanent circus. North Adams has her permanent circus and the remainder of this state should ba envious. LINES AND GRADES. A Citizen Thinks They Should be Established Before Doing Permanent Work. Editor Transcript:--I notice by your paper that some 500 feet or more of curbing is to be laid in our streets this season. That is all very well. I have no doubt it is needed, but what occurs to me as very inconsistent is that this curbing should be laid before any permanent lines and grades have been established. We get the cart before the horse, so to speak. There are many places in town where the lines and grades have been changed several times within the past few years, involving unnecessary expense to the taxpayers. Our town affairs, in many respects, have been managed like boys' play. Take the road from here to Braytouviile for an example. This is a four-rod county road, and still the lines w*re never established so that people knew exactly where to build, consequently the buildings, many of them, now encroach upon the street, leaving in many places only three rods, and in some places even less than that for the street. Take the new road to Greylock. The commissioners laid it out four rods wide, but instead of the town preserving its entire width our authorities have allowed some of the new houses already to en- coach upon the street. These things are entirely uncalled for and the correction of these mistakes will, later on, all fall upon the taxpayers. We had an example of this kind only a few years since in the town of Westfield, where several large brick blocks had to be taken off from four to eight feet to preserve the street line, and the entire expense was borne by the town. An opportunity now presents itself to us to establish our street lines to Blackinton, as we are about toj have an electric road to Williamstown, and I hope no rails will be laid until the lines are fixed for all time. And if I may be allowed to suggest, I should say that I hope the electric road will be put on the outer line of the street, then a row of trees between the rails and sidew alk, then another row of trees between the sidewalk and street; then, with a well managed and equipped road, North Adams will have something to be proud of and the stockholders a paying investment. A. F. DAVBSPOKT. An Italian Shoots Himselt. An Italian, whose home is on State street, shot hiinfelf in the leg just above the knee this morning. Dr. Stafford was called and the man was removed to the hospital where Drs. Stafford and Mignault attended him. It is claimed the shooting ) was accidental. It was done with a thirty- two caliber revolver and the bullet is still in the man's leg. Ma Lose His Hand. A little before noon today William Benoit, who is employed in Captain Dibble's mill on State street, was passing through the mill and tripped over some lumber and fell. He reached out his arms to save himself and his left wrist fell on a revolving circular saw and the hand was almost sawed off. The man was removed to Dr. Bice's office and later to the hospital. Eestual Postponed. The strawberry festival to have been held on Columbia lawn last evening under the auspices of the F. M. T. A. society was postponed on account of inclement weather to next Thursday evening. About 200 tickets were sold and these will be honored at the postponed festival. Wagon Umbrellas, and Summer Horse Clothing at Cutting's, C. H. CUTTING CO. ELCULiyCfl JUNE PRICE LIST READY MADE SHEETS and PILLOW CASES You can buy them at less than the cost of the material would b e . . " . BLEACHED SHEETS. 72x90 inch, 72x90. 81x83 1-2, 81x90, 81x93 1-2, 81x93 90x93 1-2, 90x93 1-2, 90x99, 40c 55e 45c 50c 65c 75c. Hemstitched 55o 65c 85c. Hemstitched UNBLEACHED SHEETS. 72x90, 81x90, 81x90, 90x93 12, BLEACHED PILLOW CASES. HEMSTITCHED. 42x38 1-2, 45x36. 45x38 1-2, 45x38 1-2, 45x39, 45x36, 42x36, 42x36, 42x36, 42x3?, 42x38 1-2, 45x36, 45x3812, 45x38 12, 45x38 1-2, 50x3812, 54x38 1-2, LAOE BORDER. PLAIN. 40c 45c 50c, 50c 20c 25c 30c 23c 35c 23c 9c lie 12 l-2c 14c 16c lOc 12 l-2c 15c 16c 20c 22c EVENING GLOVES. We have a complete line of 20- button length Kid Gloves in all shades. IELCULIY4CO EWSPAPERI

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