A meeting of the Anti-Slavery Society of this village will be held at the Chapel. Petitions to Congress against the admission of Texas and abolition in D.C. will be discussed.
Historic events for Aug 4
Stone & Murray’s circus, next Thursday, is expected to attract a multitude of people, should the weather prove fine. Don’t fail to witness the balloon ascension at 1 o’clock p.m.
The new books ordered for the town library arrived yesterday. They are about 250 in number and include recent and valuable works of fiction, travel, history, science, etc.
A very desirable and much-needed improvement has been begun on High street hill. Near the top of the hill the street is to be widened by setting back Dr. Post’s wall for a distance of two or three rods; a large tile drain is to be laid next to the wall and the present gutter covered over, giving a sidewalk on that side as well as widening the street.
In the list of patents granted recently appears the name of Gov. Fuller, for a reed organ.
Sutter Brothers have made several shipments of tobacco this week from their warehouses here to several places in New England.
The rear of the log drive passed Brattleboro Tuesday. The drive this year is one of the largest ever run, consisting of 85 million feet of logs.
Col. Richards Bradley is to equip his residence with an elevator.
The business of the street railroad has increased more than half since the opening of Brookside Park. Without the business afforded by the park the season’s receipts would have been light. As a result of it the business is exceptionally good.
Brookside Park has been the scene of much laughter, much surprise and of some scepticism this week on account of the wonders wrought by Santanelli, the hypnotist, who has given exhibitions there every evening, beginning Monday. The power of this slender, long-haired personage over his subjects is really marvelous, and the antics which he caused them to go through when in hypnosis form an evening’s entertainment worth seeing.
A new flight of stairs has been built by A.W. Stowe this week from South Main street up the bank to Prospect street.
The committee appointed at the village meeting to investigate the subject of village ownership of the water supply met in the offices of E.W. Gibson Saturday night for further consideration of the report submitted by the civil engineer who made a survey of the local territory. George E. Crowell, owner of the Chestnut Hill reservoir, was present to discuss the matter of the valuation of the system now in use and what he ought to receive for it in case the committee recommended its purchase by the village.
Caution. The subscriber having contracted with the Overseers of the Poor of Marlboro, to provide for the poor the present season, herby forbids all persons from harboring them or furnishing them at his expense, as he has made ample provision for them at his house, and at other places in town. Hubbard Kelsey.
For Sale By E. Farnsworth, White Pine Boards, common and the better kind. Brattleboro East.
Cash for Wool. A Few Thousand pounds of medium and low grade Wool, wanted by G. C. Hall.
Frederick N. Palmer is agent for Ross’ Medicated Crystalized Soap, at the Post Office in Brattleboro, where it may always be found at wholesale or retail.
The Fair this (Thursday) Afternoon and Evening at Wantastiquet Hall, — Of course every body will be there.
Kelty’s Improved Metallic Curtain Fixture, the best article of its kind in use. Also, a large assortment of Painted Window Shades, Cords, Tassels and Cornices, for sale at the lowest prices, A. E. Dwinell.
The first theatrical entertainment of the season took place at the Lawrence Water Cure on Friday evening last, being an amateur performance got up by the guests of the Establishment. The plays selected for the occasion were “The Morning Call” and “Box and Cox,” both of which were represented in a manner highly creditable to the histrionic ability of the actors.
Brattleboro Gymnasium. Mr. Henry Gebhard respectfully informs the Ladies and Young Ladies of Brattleboro, that his Classes for Ladies and Young Ladies will begin on Monday next. For terms and particulars, apply to Henry Gebhard, Wesselhoeft Water Cure.
Several stalks of spring wheat have been exhibited at Brattleboro House, recently, which were nearly six feet in height. They were grown in Marlboro, but upon whose farm we did not learn.
An adjourned meeting of School District No. 2 was held last, Thursday, evening to hear and act upon the report of a committee in regard to locating and building a school house in or near Canal Street. The Committee reported in favor of building a school house not to exceed in cost $1200 exclusive of land, to be located near the spot where the present one stands, or on land in that vicinity.
Some Brattleboro persons were much interested to see a wall-eyed pike fingerling in Sunset lake Sunday. The lake was stocked with wall-eyed pike fry three years ago, but no evidence of their presence had been seen until Sunday and it was feared they had failed to survive, but the discovery of the fingerling shows that at least some of them are still alive and are breeding. Wall-eyed pike are a deep water fish and are night feeders, and so far is known there has been no fishing especially for this breed in Sunset lake.