Brattleboro voted to appropriate $15,000 for a new railway building along the Connecticut River.
Historic events for Jul 2
Brattleboro's Downtown Improvement District (DID) is created.
Marina restaurant was destroyed by fire; employees march in the 4th of July parade two days later.
The Brattleboro creamery made 15,068 pounds of butter in June — the largest record for a single month since the creamery was established.
The total tax of the school district No. 2 is $24,301.59
L.F. Adams took eight carrier pigeons belonging to his son George to Springfield, Mass., and released them near the depot. They did not circle around in the air as usually, but started at once toward Brattleboro, where they arrived at their loft in 65 minutes.
Query: Wonder why the bailiffs don’t enforce the law prohibiting the keeping of swine within the village limits?
Some of the residents of Prospect street have started a project to purchase a tract of land on the north side of the street and present it to the town as a public park. About $800 of the $1050 needed has already been subscribed.
Mrs. A.M. Carlton has bought of the Davenport brothers the cobble-stone house on Canal street and the one adjoining it.
A Town Meeting will be held July 6 to receive and hear the report of the committee appointed to consider the expediency of establishing a paid fire department.
The bailiffs will confine the firing of squibs and the blowing of horns by the boys strictly to tomorrow morning.
Monday last was the banner day of the season thus far for heat, oppressive sultriness and positive discomfort. The protracted drought is having a disastrous effect on grass lands, and promises to become a serious calamity to the farmers, unless soon relieved.
Somebody, through either accident of malice, broke a hand off one of the statues of the Fisk monument last Sunday. The perpetrator of this sorry piece of vandalism is not known.
A deft-handed fellow is that London circus artist in soap who decorated the store windows about town on Wednesday,
Just Received, for the glorious Fourth, or any other time, 20 kegs 4, 5 and 6F Powder; 30 kegs 1, 2 and 3F Powder; 12 1/2 and 1/4 do., Extra Rifle do.; which will be sold low, by the keg or single pound, by Townsley & Sons.
Wanted. 6 Girls at the Silk Factory. Apply immediately. E. M. Hollister.
Sands, Nathans & Co.’s Gigantic Combination Circus — The reputation of Sands, Nathans, & Co, as Equestrian Managers, is sufficiently well known and appreciated to make it almost unnecessary that we should do more than mention the fact that their splendid establishment will shortly arrive among us. The procession, on its entrance into town, will be preceded by the great Steam Calliope, a true melodic monster, drawn by a team of gigantic Elephants.
Our national holiday this year will be very generally observed by the denizens of this place, although in a manner somewhat more miscellaneous than usual.
A praise meeting was held at the corner of Main and High streets last Thursday evening to give thanks for the sound of running water which was once more heard at that drinking fountain. The occasion is said by those who were present to have been one long to be remembered.
Those disagreeable people, who always have a record of everything, say that last Thursday was three degrees hotter than any day last year. Nobody would think of disputing them.
We learn that the gold watch recently advertised as lost on High street, was found by Mr. Daniel Long and returned to the owner.