Mrs. Anna Marsh dies; her will founded the Retreat.
Historic events for Oct 14
Sessions begin at Oak Grove School.
The High school foot ball team will play a return game with the Hinsdale High school team on the island Saturday afternoon. The High school team is a very strong one, but it will find a worthy opponent in the Hinsdale aggregation. “Robbie” Blanchard, Hinsdale’s 425 pound fat boy, will play centre for the visitors.
It is understood that the Congregational society has over 100 applications from ministers who would be willing to preach here as candidates, and that the Baptist society has upwards of 50 similar applications.
The Current Literature club held its annual meeting Monday evening at the home of Mrs. Fremont Hamilton.
The world’s Columbian commission for Vermont has appointed C.D. Whitman of Brattleboro superintendent of the Vermont maple sugar exhibit at the world’s fair.
C.L. Brigham has written a new march, “Greeting to Brattleboro,” which was played by the First Regiment band on fair day, receiving favorable comment.
It will be remembered that Barnum’s wooly horse originated in Chesterfield, although the great showman states he procured it in Indiana.
Ninety drummers have been at the Brooks House the last three nights.
Complaint has been made by residents of High street and vicinity of reckless stone-throwing by boys. It is high time for parents to inquire into this nuisance and see that it is abated.
I.W. Cutter trots out the first big apple of the season - a “Blessing” measuring 13 inches in circumference and weighing 15 ounces.
Mr. Chas. K. Wood of this village, who for nearly 40 years was a manager in Van Amburgh’s and other menageries, visited the show and was conversing with the showman, when an attache said “Go over and speak to Mose.” Mr. Wood at once went to the cage and said “Hello, Mose” whereupon the old lion turned a somersault, whirled around, rolled over, and rubbed against the bars with all the delight of a pet kitten. He allowed Mr. Wood to handle and play with him, although he had not seen him for several years.
The new Chinese laundryman is an object of greater curiosity to the young Brattleborean than was the dancing bear that passed through the streets on Tuesday. Wong Lung must have the elements of a good Christian in him to endure patiently the crowd of persistent gazers and hangers-on which continually beset him.
David Downer has the job of constructing the Forest square reservoir for the fire department, and is now at work upon it. It is located near the northeast corner of the square and its dimensions are to be 50 by 10 feet, with 12 feet depth - sufficient, doubtless, for all probably contingencies.
The narrow gauge freight business shows a marked increase of late. Poplar wood for Turners Falls pulp mills, green beech logs for a Northampton basket factory, hemlock bark, granite, soapstones, and potatoes, are the leading items.
The venerable Father Fish entered upon his ninety-fifth year yesterday. He is still hale and hearty, and bids fair to see many years to come.
Cashmere shawls, a rich new style - for sale cheap - by A.E. Dwinnell, Brattleboro.