A welcome home porch party was given by Mrs. J.C. Day for her neighbor Mrs. W.A. Gilbert. Twenty Williston Street ladies were present and found much pleasure in the gathering.
Historic events for Aug 19
High winds blow sign advertising Valley Fair at Bridge Street near train station into power lines causing automatic switches to protect electric plant.
Articles of incorporation have been filed by the First church of Christ, Scientists in Brattleboro. It is organized for the purpose of promoting the interests and knowledge of the Christian science faith. The papers bear the signatures of 13 subscribers, all of Brattleboro.
Gardner & Gardner, Springfield architects, have completed for Mrs. G. W. Hooker plans and specifications for the proposed new brick building in the rear of the Hooker building, for the use of Dunham Brothers. The contract for the masonry and other work will be placed as soon as possible.
The selectmen rendered their decision Tuesday morning in matter of the petition for the removal of John Sargent’s piggery at West Brattleboro. The decision was that the selectmen had no authority to order the removal of the piggery.
The east and west sides of Main Street expect to play their second game of baseball next Tuesday afternoon.
The Brattleboro Gas Company are preparing to extend their line up Western avenue and on to Forest square.
The wife of Geo. W. Burnham, who left him some time since to live with a “handsomer man,” came to the house where Burnham resides and, aided by a male accomplice, undertook to carry off her 12 year old daughter during Burnham’s absence; but the girl offered so much resistance that after taking her as far as the "little bridge” in New Hampshire, they let her go and she returned home.
S. M. Waite is somewhat discontented with his pleasant quarters in the House of Correction at Rutland, and is desirous of being removed to a more congenial place.
Wanted: A smart, active boy from 14 to 16 years of age, as an Apprentice to the Tailoring Business. Also, a Journeyman wanted. - Chase & Crandall
Several Brattleboro wheelmen would like to see a tournament held in town this fall. There are several promising riders and little difficulty would be experienced in securing prizes.
The sale of tickets for the Howe-Lavin farewell concert opens at Chapin & Co.’s drug store next Monday, Aug. 22, at noon. There has been a large call for seats from out-of-town people.
The trotting race for 25 bushels of oats attracted upwards of 500 people to the Valley fair ground on Saturday. There were seven starters.
A branch of the People’s Savings and Loan association of Minneapolis, Minn., was organized here Tuesday night, with J. L. Martin, President.
Wood & Marshall have for sale cast iron apple grinders, for cider mills, capable of grinding 60 bushels of apples an hour.
The trot arranged for the 25th will excel all previous trots given by the Association, and extra trains will run to Northampton and Athol, for the accommodation of those wishing to attend.
The lockup is well employed now-a-days in furnishing cheap and convenient lodgings to wandering and unfortunate humanity. Would that this were its only use.