Vermont Phoenix from Brattleboro, Vermont on January 26, 1900 · Page 10
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Brattleboro, Vermont
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THE VERMONT PHCENIX, BRATTLEBORO, FRIDAY, JANUARY 26, 1900. 10 BELLOWS FALLS NEWS. Tillngo Corporation Sleeting. .Herbert W. Kerne Elerlttl Nnpfrln-tcnilmt of Ml eels Committee Appointed In Airnnge for n Public Pnrk None of llir ImWbleiliieaa to He Falil. The villege corporation meeting of last Monday evening drew n goodly number of voters, clcut 310 Lallots being cast during the election of cflicers, Geo. A. Weston was re-elected moderator, as were also F. A. IJolles clerk, C. E. Canron treasurer, and the board of bailiffis C. E. Hi weld, O. It. George and C. H. Gibson. For fire wardens C. L. Wheeler, J. II. Gately and J. C. Church were chosen, the last two takirg the places of H. 1). Fitzfinimcns and J. C. Day. As water commissioners H. W. Keene, A. Coolidge and Fred N. Yourjg were chosen, Jlr. Coolidge being the only one of the old board. For auditors '.. II. Allbee, H. D. Byder and D. H. Cray were elected, llr. Byder taking the place of C. W. Black. The most interest in the election of cflicers centred in that of superintendent of streets and sewers, the two candidates being Jerry Xeefe, who has held the effice a number of years, and Herbert W. Keene. formerly foreman of the International Paper company's leg drivers. This was the largest ballot of the evening, the friends of both being cn hand as toon as the box was opened. The result was the election of Sir. 3feene by a fairly good majority. Tbo choosing of one man to be at the head of both the street and water departments is looked utcn as the fust step toward combining the two cfiices under ono man under a stated salary for his whole time. The cost of overseeirg the two departments the past year has been in excess of what one salary wculd be, and loth ni(U have had other work to which thty have devoted a large part of their time. Hie different articles were ditposed of as follows: Furnishing water for the sprinkling of streets was left to the discretion of the water commissioners. No additional water pipes or sewers were authorized to be laid. The question regarding the raising of the dam at Minard's pond to increase the storage capacity of the "water supply was dismissed, but it was voted to lay about 4C00 feet of large iron pipe to bring in the additional supply of .Ellis's brook; the work and expense to be under the direction of a committee of five citizens appointed by the moderator. No changes were made in the water rates. A committeee of three was appointed to investigate the scheme of securing land between Green and Bockingham streets to be used for a public park. No investigation of the probable cost had been made and it was impossible to act intelligently at this time. The committee will report at a future meeting, either special or regular, as they may . see fit. None of the indebtedness of the corporation is to be paid this year; a tax of !!0 cents was decided upon to be paid to the treasurer the seme as in former years. The matter of the choosing a committee to take charge of the Howard memorial fund was laid on the table pending negotiations being carried on with Mr. Howard toward diverting the fund of $5000, and perhaps more, to the project of the hospital enterprise. It was voted as the sense of the meeting that the water commissioners allow G. F. Evans and others to cut ice from Minard's pond under the usual restrictions, even though the supply of water is short, but .none to be sold elsewhere. The meeting was a harmonious one throughout, but lasted until nearly 11 o'clock. Byron Bobinson has circulated a paper the past week asking for the appointment as census enumerator for the tow n. Edward Pettengill, youngest son of Dr. E. II. Pettengill, has been called to town by the serious illness of his father, and will remain for the present. Jay Wetherbee went to Boston Monday to enter a school of electrical engineering, and expects to make electricity a prominent part of bia life work. A number of our citizens were in Brat-tleboro last evening attending the concert, and a number of others would have been there but found themselves too late in securing their tickets. Mrs. A. A. White of Brattleboro was in town last week securing signatures to a petition to our representatives in Congress urging the passage of the bill restraining tbejpractice of vivisection. T.N. Chase of Atlanta university arrived Tuesday night from Atlanta for a short stay in towD. His wife, who baBbeen in Bellows Falls all winter at tbe heme of ber daughter, Mrs. Eirkland, is in very poor health. A Waldo Coolidge has decided to retire frcm tbe firm of Butterfield & Coolidge and an inventory of the property of tbe firm has been taken this week. C. W. Butterfield will continue the early gardening and vegetable raising the coming year, and is selling meat this winter. His plans are not fully matured, but he will probably largely extend the business of the firm for next season. Frank Hubbard, who has been employed in the freight effice here, died at his home on Green street Monday evening of consumption, leaving a wife and four children. A few months ago his friends in the railroad offices raised about C0 to relieve the necessities of the family, and as soon as his death was known another paper was started and about half as much more was tjuickly realized. M. B. Kelley has bought and taken possession of tbe grocery business of J. M. Towne & Son at Northampton, Mass. Tbe elder Mr. Towne has been in the grocery business in that city 22 years. The Northampton Herald speaks of Mr. Kelley as an experienced grocery merchant, who conducted a store with success in Putney eight jears and then in Bellows Falls 12 years, retiring a few years ago to engage in paper manufacturing. The water in Minard's pond has raised about four inches during the past week because of the rains and warm weather, but has already begun to fall again. The boiler for the pump has been kept fired up day and night the past two weeks to be in read-mess in case of the emergency of a serious fire breaking out. This being in addition to the assistance of the mill pumps there is no cause for any alarm, as either pump alone would probably furnish all that would be needed, Tbe work by the Fitcbburg road on the bridge over the Connecticut, and in blasting out the channel of the river under it has been completed for the winter, and the steam boilers and derricks which have been used here many months were all loaded and sent to Fitcbburg this week. The blasting in the channel under tbe east arch has not been as extensive as at first intended, the bed of the river not having been reached, but the highest points have been taken off so the water will have much more free passage than before. Some blasting has been done near the channel on the Vermont side also,but jore obstructions are left upon both sides than was expected, causing some revival of the queries of two nionths ago regard' r whether the river will not be obstruct "be bridge.causlng it to set back and the village it self. Prospective Itullrond Clinngc. Fenra Hint tlir Absorption of the Fllrli burn; Itonil by the llntfon fc .11 nine May Not lie Ailinntngtotis to llellows Fulls. The announcement of Wednesday's daily papers that tbo Fltcliburg tailroau would pats Into the bands of the Boston & Maine, l ho state of Massachusetts on that day having sold its Interest to the latter com pany, was a matter of deep interest to cltl zens of Bellows Falls, second only In lm poitancc frcm a business standpoint to tbo transfer of tbo old Fall Mountain Paper company's mills to the International com pany iv.0 years ago, The effects of this transfer strikes most peoplo as damaging to the best Interests of Bellows Falls, at least for the next few years. The consoll datlon of the business of the two cotnpa- nies will probably mean the employment of much less help locally, as tbo two roads will naturally have but one freight department, round house, atid may Introduce many other economies which will tend to the employment of less help, 'men, too, the position In which the Butland llnds it self by being shut outol Boston by an un friendly corporation, makes it more man possible the large company will later absorb that also, leaving all the railroads centreing here under one management, when In former years there have been four. Tbe gieatest effect will probably be felt by the freight patrons In the lack of the sharp competition which has characterized tbo business for many years, and which has tended to keep freight rales down to a minimum. 1 lie loss to tlie village from this source will be much more than from any other Influence brought in by the change, as the fact of fi eight competition by loads under different management, has always been considered as a factor tending to intioduce new industries ami to extend those already here. Of course the deciding upon the change, coming so suddenly after the seeming failure of all negotiations last week, has left little chance for speculation as to what de tails of change will come later, but the employes of the Fitcbburg and tbe older Cheshire roads naturally feel their tenure of service as very uncertain, more so than any changes which will be apt to come to the present employes of tbo Boston & Maine here. Fomi Miifllr. .Units IlninmoiMi 1-tll Down nil Kliva-lor vti Wife null Five Children. Moses Hammond, 30, a packer for the Hall Chemical company, was the victim of a fatal accident Wednesday. In company with half a dozen other workmen he was scuffling on tbe second floor during the noon hour and, catching bis foot, lost his balance and fell into the elevator shaft. He caught at a loose rope and was carried rapidly to the bottom of the well, striking on his bead and shoulders, dislocating his neck and causing instant death. Hammond was married and leaves a wife and five young children, the youngest but a few weeks old. It is expected that Bishop Hall trill visit Immanuel church tbe first Sunday in Lent, March 4. Bev. W. I. Todd, a foimer pastor of the Methcdlst church in this place, but more recently of Springfield, was united in marriage Jan. 2, at Sugar Grove, Ohio, his present pastorate, to Miss Laura McAllister of South Byegate. An exhibition of the different cereals of tbe Old Grist Mill company has been held at the store of the F. li. F. giocery company this week. Coffee and the different cereals have been seived, and a loaf of entire wheat bread given to all purchases. Tbe evangelistic services, which have been held by the Baptist, Methodist and Congregational churches for two weeks, closed Sunday evening. Bev. A. L. Cooper, who lias had these meetings in charge, returned to his home in Bandolph Monday, and Is now conducting similar services in Middlesex. Henry A. Titus of Milford, N. H., spent Sunday here with his daughter, Mrs. Herbert Mitchell. He has for tbe last four years run a passenger train for the Fitch burg road, between Ayer Junction and Milford. It was pleasant for his old townspeople to take him by the band again. Mrs. Titus is expected to visit Mrs. Mitchell next Sunday. C. L. Aldrlch, who was the former proprietor of the candy store recently, owned by E. B. Ball, has been In town this week. The present expectation is that he will return to Bellows Falls to live and that he will go Into the store In some capacity either as proprietor or take the charge of It for George B. Wheeler. Miss Lena Devaul, who assisted him, Is also here. Mrs. Olive Thorn Mlllerwlll lectureatthe Congregational church under the auspices of the Bird club Monday, Feb. 5. The lecture will be illustrated by the stereopticon In charge of Bev. J. E. Farrow. The club Invite as their guests the pupils of the High school. Miss Mary Mann Miller, her daughter, lectured twice before the club last year in the parlors of Mrs. C. W. Osgood. J. H. Blakeley has leased the office rooms in the rear of H. D. Byder's office, over Wales's dry goods store, and has fitted them up conveniently for showing the working of his new "Washington light." This new Invention is selling rapidly for lighting stores, halls, mills, and other rooms of large arear. The light Is inexpensive and compares closely to the ordinary arc lights. They are of 2000 candle power, and he now has some smaller movable hand lamps of 1200 candle power. They are proving an excellent selling device. Mr. Blakeley has tbe agency for the whole of Vermont. Sportsmen have been having great success in flsbiug through the ice in Lake Warren the past week, a number of parties having secured fine strings of pickerel. An effort Is being made to have this lake brought under a special law of New Hampshire, by which fishing through the Ice in lakes and ponds may be prohibited by the state fish commissioners, If they see fit to do so. Eight different sheets of water in Cheshire county are already prohibited, the only one affecting probable visitors from here being Stoddard pond, to which large numbers of Bellows Falls fishermen go summers, but It is illegal to fish through the lce4there. OAMBHIDOEFORT. rf Will Moultrip JillUil Instantly. One of tbe worst accidents that has ever happened hereabouts caused the death of Will Moultrip of this place, who was In-stantly killed by tbe boiler explosion at Grafton on Tuesday morning, Mr. Moultrip was one of tbe night force of four men who were working for White & Wilder at their steam mill. Nothing Is definitely known as to tbo cause of the accident and it Is miraculous that the others are alive to tell the tale, as all four of the men were within 12 feet of the boiler. Dana Fairbanks, also of this place, was badly burned and cut with a piece of Iron. Will Wilder was hit by the flying ddbrls and is lame in consequence, but the other man escaped without a scratch. Mr. Moultrip was a good citizen, a man respected and esteemed by all who know blm and his death Is a heavy blow to his family, consisting of a wlfo and three small children and his aged mother. They have tbo sincere sympathy of every one In their great sorrow. Mrs. Edmund Wyrnan has recently visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. David Stevens. Lyman Ellison of Worcester, Mass., spent Sunday at F. A. Smith's. Mrs. Shepherd is visiting her mother iu Peru. Loyal Temperanco legion will meet Saturday afternoon with Ethel Wyman. Miss Crcelman's class for tho study of tbo Bible meet on Tuesday evenings In tho chapel. All are Invited. BAXTONB niVEH. llrnlli of Atnirr Cunningham. Abner Cunningham, after a scvero illness of several weeks, passed away Jan. 10. The funeral was held Monday afternoon at the Baptist church, his pastor, Bev. Mr. Boughton, officiating. Some 18 or 20 of his comrades of the Grand Army were In attendance upon the funeral ser vices and at tbo grave read their tenderly solemn ritual for tha dead. For several years Mr. Cunningham has been an invalid, often a great sufferer. His daughter, Lora, has been his companion and housekeeper of late years. Mr. Cunningham was a member of tbe Baptist church, highly esteemed for his marked sincerity and earnest spirit of devotion to the cause of Christ. He leaves two sons and two daughters and several grandchildren. Mr. Cunning ham would have been 75 years old In March. The greater portion of his life he passed in this community. In the civil war he served in the 12th Vermont. The body was laid In tbe family lot of our vil lage cemetery. Mr. Fuller has frequent calls to i look after water pipes of late. 1 1 k Miss Grace Wtllisms went to Boston on business errands this week. tn. Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Thompson arc at home after a brief bridal tilp. ) vk in. uory has lately had placed in his ollice a long distance telephone. Clark Lake has been confined to the house with rheumatic troubles several days. l earns drawing ice, logs or wood become in these days a familiar sight upon our streets. Mrs. W. Williams, after a visit of two weeks with the Williams's, returned Tucs day to her homo near Providence, B. I. Mrs. I. Warner entertained at her home the ladies' society of the Baptist cliurch Wednesday afternoon and evening. Charles Spauldinc and his mother and sister, also Mrs. 11. Davis and Mrs. F. S, Fuller, attended the fellowship meeting at ivesiminster itiesuay. The union meetings are continued this week as last. Tuesday and Wednesday evenings at the Baptist vestry and Thurs day anu Friday evenings at the Uongrega uonai vestry. The Hartleys purpose to increase this coming summer the number of buildings on their place south of this village. A new house will be erected on Westminster street this year, so report savs. There should be several new houses built this season. VEElMIKfcTEH. Miss Kate Grout is vlsltlne li er nUtpr Mrs. M. E. Jennlson. Charles F. Arnold went In Denton im n business trip the first of the week. Mrs. Herbert Arnold nf ltnutnn ilia guest of Mrs. Arthur Arnold Monday. Mr. Wilcox, who linn lippn In Ptnlan.i the past few weeks, returned Tuesday. Austin Kichardson, a student of Mt. Hermon, spent Sunday with his parents. Our venerable citizen. Fennlnn Arnnl.i celebrated his S3dbirtbdav jtinlrnr.rr J Thursday. The Kurn Hattln Hi me kvi t ,inln some very creditable nrlntinc cf late, with their new press. A partvof vcunc neonle went In Whi. minster West Mondav evening in Miami the singing school. Richard Willard of Bnstrn at til. father's. H. A. Willard's. Sumlav and Unn. day. It was a pleasure to many to have Mr. Willard assist the choir at the morning service as In former years. Willis P. Farr h rlrpiilnio,! noilit lately for his appointment as enumerator oi iue census, mere is some doubt as to Mr. Farr's eligibility as he lives In Bur- llncton. although nwnlnc rpfll Mlnln In town. Austin Kichardson also desires the position and friends are endeavoring to secure the same for blm. A nuiet home WPnMlnrrnfV.nrr.wl nn Wn.t 1 --fl -v.. VJ.l M cu- nesdav evening at thn reatilpn nf r.,. N. Banks, when his daughter, Alice B. Banks, was united in marriage to Elmer B. Watklns of Felchvllle, Bev. P. F. Barnard performing the ceremony. Both are nonular vonnp nennln nnr! nnmarmi. trtnA extend best wishes for their future happi- 11 COB. State snnprlntpmlpnl nf a.ln ail Inw Ifn son S. Stone of Montpeller, will deliver an auuieoa m iue town nan on Tuesday evening, Jan. 30, at 7:45 o'clock. Subject, "Prespnt Meana fnr Wnln ery one Interested In our public schools should hear Superlntendsnt Stone. He is an Interesting speaker and will discuss several plans for our schools which should be of vital Interest to us all. Prof. Biggs will sing.. The following rpnnrt line Vionr, l.n...l.l .. D - - . . " uw., uuiucii your correspondent: "Tbe fellowship meeting appointed for last week, but on account of the storm and hnil ti-ormll.,,. over to this week, was held Tuesday forenoon and afternoon with a fair attendance. There was a good number from Westminster West, a lesser number from Putney uu iuuiiucioiuu asiun iroui a good representation fmm HUP nnm nAnnln A J - ... " " yvuiJlc. ji. 11UVO- tional service very fittingly Introduced the ouujcti ujaiuiy uccupying me attention, which in a general statement was 'The Christian Life anil WnrV In K f t. ... KSWIUU VI AbO Aspects.' Interesting remarks and in struction were given by Bevs. De Bevoise, Kimball. Human! P.nnlln a - --, , .wu..uu nun ujjai- hawk, In which we were made to see the v,urisuanin vno world hut not of It, let-ting gospel principles govern him everywhere, especially In efforts to lift up his fellowmen to better lives." WE8TMINBTEH WEBT. Mrs. Laura. nfnnrn nf ITAoriA l ir Loren Goodell's for a short time. The nrano-A 1ia1i1 n .lav mnati. mt day at F. G. Campbell's with a large num- uc in aueuuauca ana an intereresting program of exercises. Miss Brances Goodell went to Windham with L. B. Chapman on Tuesday, and will return next week when he comes to give the next singing school. A dozen or more of the young people of Westminster came over to the singing school Monday evening. There was a good crowd In attendance and things were made pretty lively, Mrs. A. P. Ilanney has gone to St. Johnsbury for a visit of some weeks with relatives there. Miss Ada Walker Is to bo housekeeper for her during her absence. Deacon Banney's Injured arm Improves, so that ho begins to use it in light work. Kov. and Mrs. Henry A. Goodhue, and Mr, and Mrs. J. M. Powers were the only persons from hero In attendance upon tho fellowship meeting this week In Westminster. The next meeting In February Is to be In our church. The particular date will be given later. Tho Westminster West Dramatic club will repeat tho drama given hero a few weeks ago entitled "The Woven Web," In Saxtons Blvcr, Wednesday evening, Jnn. 31, In Odd Fellows' hall. It Is understood that the cast will bo the same as when it was given hero to a full house. Tho officers of Maple Grove grango wero Installed Jan. 12, by Past Master J. II. Clark, assisted by Mary B. Cutting. The third and fourth degrees will be conferred on the new candidates Thursday evening, Feb. 8, after which coffee and cake will bo served to all patrons. Henry Mlnard, who lias occupied the farm purchased some three years -ago by his sons, Seymour and Charles, of Mrs. Sarah E. Goodell, is to return this spring to his own farm, the former Charles Powers place. Prentiss II. Carr has leased that which Mr, Mlnard leaves and Is to live there and carry it on for a year at least. It Is a pretty extensive farm and Mr. Mlnard feels that It is too large a task for him to undertake it longer. There seems to bo considerable competition stirred up between Willis Farr and Austin Kichardson for tho appointment to the place of census taker for the town. It appears that application was made a good while since for Mr. Blcliardson, but ho did not suppose It necessary to secure tho names of tho voters of tho town to a petition. Mr. Farr canvassed the town some two weeks ago, and secured the names of a large number, they not knowing there was any other candidate. It Is now claimed that Mr. Farr Is not a voter In the town, his residence being In Burlington. On the ground that he is not, or In case it is shown he is not, a good many are withdrawing their names from Mr. Farr's paper and putting them upon Mr. Bichardson's. The ladles' aid which met with Mrs. J. L. Ormsby last week was fully attended. It was the annual meeting and officers wero chosen for the year to come: Mary I. Goodhue, president; Mary Cutting, vice president; Mary C. Banney, secretary and treasurer; Nellie Houghton, librarian; Frances M. Goodell, Lillian Cook and Barbara Schwenk, directors. The meetings have been well attended during tho year and there has been very good Interest In the work of the society. Not as much, .iiuiicj una uccii raiaeu as ui sumc oilier years, as there has been no pressing call for funds and less entertainments for raising money have been undertaken. The principal object has been the procuring of street lamps and oil to run them. Our village is now well lighted on dark even ings and the lamps give good satisfaction GRAFTON. Charles V.. Thompson. Charles E. Thompson, who died Jan. 18 at the age of 42, was one of the most esteemed and valued citizens of Graflon. He succeeded his father In tho management of thn fi Identifying himself early with the Interest ui me luwn anu staying wiiu li 10 me end. Ho obtained a good education In the vll- lnpn fiphnnl nml llm TWvt,al,nr,.l - -o . ,..u HVHUClUj , and extended it by the opportunities which tuu Lunjuuumy auoms, tnrougu me library, the magazine club and the church, until he llOPfttllf ntio nf mir mmt trtta11lrAn UI w aw?tf tiHI,IUUll till- zens, a man of Influence and standing auch as no Vermont town can afford to iuse. Hp uprvpd tn npnrlo nil tm ntilnAd a. - -- m j hii bin, l Ht, a f3 DC .prim an lUtpr ni lltr. itiAA nf i. J --! , J 13 1 II. ui lUU peace, school commissioner, treasurer of tlta 1.11a 111. 1 . . ...o jM.uiii. nuiuij, mm was no less u erui In the Baptist church and choir, where he Tl 111 l. ... 1 l ' "in no Kzayrxiaiiy iiusaru. While the illness which prostrated him Was snmA tlmn In .tllinfn.ltm. I. nA.. ... wuiu.. no aiuiu stago was brief, but through Its depressing cuuno uuic uiuiscii whu loriuuue uniti the release came. He leaves two children, a son and daughter, and a wife and mother, who have the sympathy of the entire community in a low that Is public as well as personal. One IWIItil nml Tm Injured By I'.iplo-lion at Strain Mill. By the Wowing up of tho boiler In the steam mill owned by Win. Wilder at 4 o'clock Tuesday morning Win. Moultropof Cambrldgeport was killed, Dana Fair-bank badly burned, and Peter Strickland cut and bruised. Tho boiler was blown about 30 rods from the mill. Tbe state's attorney was called here Wednesday to investigate the cause of the accident. Frank Sparks and wife are visiting at his father's, J. L. Sparks's. The play, In four acts, called "Our Jim," will be given at the town hall Friday evening, Feb. 2, for the benefit of the band. Mrs. L. Stearns came on Saturday last to care for Mrs. R. IT. Wpv. culm I, as . . ' 1 Mtna suffered many months from rheumatism. The next meeting of the W. C. T. TJ. will be held at the residence of Mrs. S. T. Leonard, at 3 o'clock v. si. on Friday. Feb. 2. The State RlinfirlntPmlpnt nf nilnratlnn Mason S. Stone of Montpeller, will give an auun-Bs m me town nan Wednesday even- Ine. Jan. ftl. Admlnnlnn Iron nnrl all oa most cordially invited. Cards have been received announcing the marriage of Miss Clara E. Munn to Albert Treadwell of ltnutnn ni Wnl.n nr... ..... ... . . u u ii i li uinoa,, on Wednesday, Jan. 17. Mrs. Treadwell ..Aa .1 t IT T A luiiucny irom new ivonuon, tjonn,, but has made Bnstnn lmr hnma fnr i. past few years. She is well known here where she has spent the summer months with her mother, Mrs. S. B. Munn. llrlRliaiii Will Allowed. Judcre McKIm nf llin SnfTnllr O- - wuhu.b. JI1UUA1D court allowed the will of Bobert Breck Brigham tn Boston yesterday, declaring that the former wife, Frances G. Brigham, ubu nu ngui 10 oppose me probation of the Will, as thn tpstnlnr liml l.onn or. .,.! , . gmincu a divorce from hpr. KvlilAnna n i.n decree of divorce was introduced by the tuuutei lur iue will. Charles A. Snnw. thn Bnstnn lln.,.n. for Mrs. Brleham. nnnnnnonil thai tlm mill would be contested by Mrs. Brigham turuugu an appeal to ne taken to the supreme court, ne also stated that the validity Of thn rilvnrrn irrxntml tn II. n l,i Mr. Brigham will be questioned In tbe upper cuun. General Fitzhiioh T ,nn rerAnt1tr tnlil tl,ta story about his name. ,It was after he had gone to Cuba, and the manipulators of the telephone were not verv familiar cltl, i,i name and reputatlou: "What name is that?" asked one operator. "Lee FItzhughLee," was the response. "Spell it, please." "F-l-t-z-h-u-g-h L-e-e." "Thank von. pi men!" j wcidi ryu uow now weak and ?0i5,.nyouT,wf.,s ta- n y know that Carter's InF lUwRrel(?,re her, now why not be fan-about It aod buy ber a box r WIMT Mv trarA Innb . . AWAITING THEIR POOA- There was once upon n time, near the western const of Irclnml, n romantic valley lulinbitcd by n few peasants. Norah was the prettiest girl In the little village. She was the pride of her old father and mother and tho admiration of every youth who bi'lield her. Norah knew how to inula' the homeliest chamber rook cheerful, and the honeysuckle round the casement was taught by her hand to twine more gracefully than elsewhere. There was but one spring of water in this volley. It was a little well of the brightest and clearest water ever seen, which bubbled up from the golden sand and then lay calmly sleeping in a basin of the whitest marble. From thin basin there did not appear to be any outlet. The water ran Into It Inccssnntly, but no one could detect that any part of It escaped again. It was a fairy well. There was a tradition concerning it which had time out of mind beeu handed down from parent to child. It was covered with a huge stone, which, though apparently very heavy, could be removed with ease by the. band of the most acli-cate girl. And it was said to be the will of the fairy who presided over it that all the young girls of the village should go thither every evening after sunset, remove the stone and take from tho marble basin as much water as would be sufficient for the use of each family during the ensuing duy. Above all, it was understood to be the fairy's strict injunction that each young maiden, when she bad Oiled ber pitcher, should carefully replace the stone. If at any time this were to be neglected, tho careless maiden would bring ruin on herself and all the Inhabitants of the valley, for if the murning sun ever shone upon tbe water destruction would follow. Norah was bound to be beloved, and soon a strancor vouth came to tbi vnllcv. I a soldier, one who had seen the world. He was clad in armor, and he talked of brighter scciivk. He dazzled the poor girl's eye, and he won bur heart, and when she went at sunset to fetch water from the fairy well Coolln was always at her side. Her old parents could not approve of such an attachment. They reproved their child for the first time in their lives and forbade her to meet the stranger. She wept, but she promised to obey them, and, that she might avoid a meeting with her lover, she went that evening to the well by a different path to that which she had been accustomed to take. She removed the stone, and, having filled the pitcher, she sat down by the side of the well and wept bitterly. She heeded not the hour. Twilight was fast fading Into the darkness of the night, and the bright stars which studded tbe heavens directly over her head were reflected In the crystal fountain at ber feet. Her lover stood before her. "Oh, come not here," she cried. "Come not here. I have promised not to meet you. Had I returned home when my task was done we should never have met. I have been disobedient. Ob, why did I ever see you? You have taught me how to weep. "Say not so. dearest Norah," replied the young soldier. "Come with me." "Never, never!" she emphatically exclaimed as she hastily arose and advanced from the well. "I, who never broke my word, have broken It tonight. I said 1 would not meet you, and we have met She uttered this in an agony of tear, walking wildly forward, while Coolln. with her hand clasped in both of his, walked by her side endeavoring to pacify her. "Your fault, if it be one," said he kind ly, "was involuntary. Your parents will forgive you, ami when they know how tenderly I love you they will no longer reject me as their son. ion say you cannot leave them. Well, well, I per- naps may stay Here, may labor for them and for you." Softly opening the wicket, she stole to her own chamber and soon fell asleen. full of fond thoughts of the possibility ot ner parents sanction to her lover s suit. She slept soundly for Beveral hours. At last, awaking with a wild scream, she started from her bed. "The well, the well!" she cried. "1 neglected to replaco the stone. It cannot yet be morning. No, no, no! The gray dawn is just appearing. 1 will run. I shall be in time." As Bhe flew along the well known path the tops of the eastern hills were red with the near approach of sunrise. Is tuat tbe first sunbeam that gilds yonder mountain? Norah had now reached a spot from whence, looking downward, she could see the well at the distance of a few hundred yards. She stood like a statue, her eyes were fixed, one har.d grasped her forehead, with the other she pointed forward. Tho unclouded morning sun was Bhin-Ing brightly on the spot. The spring, once so gentle, was now sending forth a foaming torrent, which was rapidly Inundating the valley. Already the alarmed villagers were rushing from their cabins, but Norah did not move. Her hand was still pointed toward the spot, hut Bhe appeared unconscious of danger. Still the foaming torrent poured forth, and the water approached the spot where she stood, Coolln, who bad been seeking her everywhere, now ran toward her. He bore her in his arms up a hill which was near them. Still the torrent became wider and deeper. When they reached the summit of the hill, It appeared to be a wooded island. Water surrounded them everywhere, and, their resting place became gradually smaller and smaller. Clasped in each other's arras, the lovers awaited their doom. Tho waters still rose higher and higher. The island became indistinct; It was a speck; it was gone. Tho cause of the calamity having ex-plated her error, the wrath of the fairy was appeased. The waters rose no more, but the beautiful valley of the fairy well now lies buried under the clear waters of the lake of Klllarney. London Evening News. The Polite Walter. A young man about town went in,to a cafe the other day and, Instead of ordering everything on the menu, as the waiter seemed to expect, called simply for a glass of buttermilk. "A what?" asked the waiter, unable to believe his ears. "A glass of buttermilk, I said." - - w UUIUiiCUlClU, slowly developed into one of scorn and uioHuni, unu ne nawieu out: "Buttermilk fnr nnt X(nU If The man's weak!" Memphis Scimitar. ' Bailey's Real Estate Agency SollslEvory tiling Address, P. J. BAILEY, Ryther Uuildlnt;, UIlATTLEBOItO, VT. S Crash! Crash! Crash! Down go the prices on crashes with a crash. Every piece of orash I have in store markod down from 1 to 4 cents per yard for this sale. Have about 40 pieces; will mention only a few, but ' remember every piece is marked wayildown for this sale endicg February 1. 1 piece brown all linen, 15 Inches wide, cut from 8 cents to 0 cents a yard. 1 piece brown all linen, 10 Inches wide, cut from 10 cents to 7 cents a yard. 1 piece brown all linen, 17 1-2 Inches wide, cut from 11 cents to 8 cents a yard. 1 piece brown all linen, 10 Inches wide, cut from 12 cents to 0 cents a yard. 1 piece brown all linen, 10 inches wide, cut from 13 cents to 0 1-2 cents. 1 piece brown all linen, 22 inches wide, cut from 15 cents to 11 cents. ' 1 piece crash was 5 cents, now 3 3-1 cents. I have a few pieces more of that bleached damask, So -cent value for 40 cents, 07-cent for 50 cents, f 1.25 for 74 cents and a O. H. SHBPAEDSON. Where t lie liluc Store Used BELLOWS FALLS, THEIENTEBINQ WEDGE. HrllKloua Scrvlcr. Which Were Held Rt Fort lliiitimtr. Judge Hoyt II. Wliteltr In the CongreKatlon-a lint- -tbe lint In n tieries of nine articles on evolution of the church tn Vermont On the broad meadow between Venter's brook and the Connecticut, now a part of tlm Inwn nf Itrnl !lMnrn flnan w tlm river bank once stood an irregular, but substantial, oiocKtiouse Known as fort Dummer. It was named in honor of Sir William Dummer, then lieutenant-governor and acting governor of tbe province. This, utrancrlv enough, was the earliest centrn of religious influence In tbe state. The building was begun Feb. 3, 1724. The second bouse south of the depot, tiptwppn flip rnHrnAi! Anil Ilia rli-pr ttnntU partly upon Its site. The country for many miles nortn was men wiium tue w 1 .. r . . province ui .u&ssaciiuseus Day, anu me fort was built by that government. Lieut. Timothy Uwight of Northampton was first commander and superintended Its building of native pine timber by carpenters from Springfield and Xorthfleld, some of whom were Indians. Inside the wall were a number of small buildings surrounding and facing a parade ground and so constructed that the back wall of each was a part of the wall of the fort, while a single roof sheltered all. There was also ati underground passage from the river Into the fort. Col. John Stoddard of Northampton, In writing Governor Dummer about tbe fort, said: " Dwight thinks they should lead a heathenish life unless a chaplain be allowed, and, besides tbe advantage the English soldiers may receive from him, it may possibly be an opportunity to Christianize the Indians, which the assembly (in the former part) seemed very desirous of." Tbe General Court voted on June 3 following that " Dr. Mather, Mr. Coleman, Mr. Sewall, Mr. Wardsworth be desired to procure a person of gravity, ability and prudence," to be nominated to the governor for his approval as chaplain. Hev. Daniel Dwight was nominated and approved. Uesldes doing his duty as chaplain, be was especially enjoined to "instruct tbe Indian natives residing thereabouts in the true Christian rellirlnn " Ho tr.. allowed 100 as salary, more than was paid uis oromer 1 imomy, wno uaa men become f ... T T-V...I-1.. 1 . ... - vaputui .uivigui. aim commanaea me tort, with .p5 erTpcttve mpn. nf vhnm J.1 m.ra Kngllsh soldiers and 12 Mohawk Indians. iuis nmoiuy uwigui auerwaru readied the rank of colonel and perhaps an even ereate.r dlstlnrttnn hmm. Hirnnnh o mnn a I .... ui.j,.. u null born at Fort Dummer, grandfather of the nrsi rreaiaent, uwignt 01 lale college. This was thn flint, upttlpmont In sli.i I... become the state of Vermont, except that iue nrsi settlement 01 JNortDUelU In 1002 and years following had extended over wuav uas since oecome me line between Massachusetts and Vermont, and the ministrations of Chaplain Dwight at this fort were undoubtedly the first public religious services of any sort ever held In this territory. There was no other settlement even wimin it tin that in 1731 at Chimney Point, In 1730 Rev. Ebenezer Hlnsdell was made chaDlaln of the fnrt. TTn I M in have betn an excellent man, of sound juugmeni ana good innuence. He had been for several years a missionary to the Connecticut River Indiana. Tn loii "written from the fort Jan. 20, 1732-3, he oiaieu luai a gooo. disposition was prevalent amonc the Indiana, that nn Rlinilav n number of them usually assembled to hear unu, iu cuuu naa oeen presented to hlra for baptism, which he had refused because, the oarenls wm nm rM.t.ti..... that he had endeavored to Instruct the parents in unrlstianlty, but as yet with no success. At this time the fort was not manned as such, hut trading post of the province, and called a iiu-uuui6 in 1 Mr. lilnsdell built a fort of his own about two miles from Fort Dummer. across thn CnnnpMicnt camo to be called Colonel mnsdell and practiced medicine and surgery with some skill. And he continued t these posts, and sometimes at others near by, for many years and with much usefulness. After the French out again In 17-14 the truck-house was remanned as a fort and In 1747 Lieut. Dud-ley Bradstreet, jr., son of Rev. Dudley liradstreet of Gmtnn Won i. . " - . 1W1 11 IQtV months the commander, and Rev. Andrew uaiuuer irom Worcester, a "chyrurgeon " as well as a clergyman, became chaplain. On Sundav. .lnlo IT itjq ..- . ,. - , "i " several d sastrous surprises to parties In various uiiutuuiis irom me tort, causing great alarm and dlscnuniitpmnnt .o Tj - . O' " , 1. J JliCtttlJUU 10 the garrison and those from other garrisons Tl fll T l. . I. n 1 . n ....Km ujr uuui i.uu jiuveiauon ot St. John in.,3:'' If, therefore, thou shalt not watch. 1 Will come on then us a ll,lo .i .1. ' . . - . - -i 1-1 , nuu 111UU shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee." He was thn lt i,.ni.i. t ... . vm.jiniu a , iue Jh Wcu ceascd t0 bo 8UC" In 1750. In 1703 Rev. linnVpr rjnrj n.a tti. ... j .11 m iu umouaie. n.nC.H f?,med, after Rev- Ebenezer ninsdell, and then lay on both sides of the Connecticut. n reM,i . ... south of Fort Dummer onUthe oppTl omo ui m river, now Vernon In UennlnMnn nln tlm . . . . o -1 uroi ill WDM la Xl0,1' XM ore"ld In 1703 with .. uowey as pastor. Preach-' Ine services wer kn . n08 MeTh Uwni BUeboro, in hZ J! M tUe Veil few dozen of tho all linen napkins. I ar size, 22-Inch, for $117 per dozen, a ij think I have the best value In a napk - f ,r $1.75 per dozen ever showed up n J( lows Kails. They are worth $2 ".n ux dozen. Again I must call your attention v.j C0-cent and $1 corsets, hosiery, ribbons night robes, underwear, fancy silks, wrap, pers, petticoats, dress skirts, dress 1.:. Lgs, percales and ginghams. Those H 75 dressing sacks for $1.30 to close, are a tar. gain. Have a little more of that 5k neb fast color red damask for 23 cents a yard. Table oil-cloth, 25 cents a yard. Now li your time to buy crash and table damask, (0 lie, Opposite Post Office. VT. The Century MAGAZINE XJOL 2.&0 0. Novelty in Literary and Art Features. Printing in Color. ;Thc Best Illustrations, Willi Cole's Engravings and Castalgne'H Drawings. A new and superbly Illustrated Life of Cromwell, Hy tho Right lion. John Morley, 31. P. The conductors of The Ontury tke especial pleasurw In announcirc this as the Uradlnc hl-torical terial of the magazine in 1900. No man Is more competent than John Jlorley, who u selected by Sir. Gladstone's family to write the biojrraphj- of Gladstone, to treat Cromwell In tht spirit of the rod of the nlLeteenth century. Tim II.I,LHTItATIOiM will be rt-maikable. Besides original drawings, there will be valuable unpublished portraits lent by Her Majotr tbe Queen, and by the owners of tlii- Kcvatc.t Cromw ell collections. Other features include: i:ii:i:ht METorv-TiioMrsoxis Biography of a Grizzly," delightfully Illustrated by the artist author, the longest and moat Important literary work of the authcr of "Wild Animals I have known." vaius. ixr,uvritATrD by cam- A series of papers for the exposition year, by Itlchnrd Vhllfli.K, author of "No. 5 John KtrKf t arJonsll.ll. . 1 1. ,1 i.t . i i i "uiuij inuBuawu wiiu more man sixty pictures by the famous artist taMnlKut, rt " wa vuu ( UIU 1.1. UUU. LOIWnoX. IEXl'STlltTISD BY PtllV MAY, A series of nnrwr nn th vu tVii A t v. Jlr Mailer lleaanl. with pictures by Phil May and Joseph Penncll. HAII.I.Vli ALOXC AHOU.n TIIK WOKXD. The record of a voyage of 48,000 miles undertaken tingle banded and alone In a 4 .foot coat. A most delightful biography of the sea. THE ACTnoit OP "irccir. wrwivE," Ir. 8 Mitchell, will furnUh a short ?.!.?' remable psychological interest, "Tbe bl?s7'ptyof,a Qck." and there will be short stories by all the leading writers. 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