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pure wool long, staple and Shaker
Knit. It has the patent visor collar
that may be .used in four different
1st --As a coat sweater (collar turned in.)
2nd--As a sailor collar.
3rd As a military collar.
4th As an ulster collar.
We are sole agents for the Visor
Shaker Sweater for Bennington.
A. B. CUMMINGS
" Sweet-a Littlc-a Chick
From Italy "
The Hindoo Prize
The Hour of Peril
The Undoing of
Admission 5 Cents
Home Coming of Her Dainty Highness "The Girl of
My Dreams" (Leila Mclntyre)
Bennington Opera House, Tuesday, August 27
JOS. M. GAITES Presents
't Oiiitrrn til1
Cast and Ensemble of Seventy. Haretn-Scarem
Pony Ballet and Big Beauty Chorus.
Special Angmcnlcd Orchestra 2 Carloads ol Corgeons Scenery
Prices 75c, $1 CO, Si. 50 and a lew at $2.00. Gallery 50c.
Sa!e at Box Office Friday evening at 7 o'clock.
The new Visor
sweater is all of
that and more.
How Do You Feel ?
If you feel weak and languid, and
troubled with biliousness and Indiges
tion, get BAXTER'S MANDRAKE
BITTERS, the best laxative tonic.
Any drug store at 25 cents; liquid
A Z. CUTLER
The new local anaesthetic used
for painless dentistry
Office 254 Main St
GEORGE n. THOMPSON. M. D
Practice It ml tod to
. KYK. F.Alt, NOE AS if THKOAT.
,8 Ashland Street, North Adams
WHY NOT TRY PQPHAM'S
GLvm Prompt sod Positive Relief In fiver;
Cane. Hold ty UriiKvittH. Price tl-UO.
Trial Package by Mail 10c.
WILLIAMS MFG. CO., Props. Cleveland, 0.
-s of the Town and Village Told Briefly
' 'or Busy Reader
Dr. C. S. Buchanan who has" been
ill, is able to be out again.
Downer Austin of New York has
been visiting Herbert- F. Robinson.
Mrs. G. P. Endress has returned
from a few weeks stay in Atlantic
William and Harry Wills have re
turned from a few days' stay In New
Mrs. Samuel L. Robinson of Old
Bennington visited in Hoosick Falls
r 1 iday.
Deputy Sheriff Frank A. Wilson
of l'ownal is in town today on offi
G. P. Endress returned Friday eve
ning from two weeks visit in several
cities in Connecticut.
Capt. B. J. Hannon has returned
from Connecticut where he has been
attending the army maneuvers.
There will be a meeting Sunday
evening at 7 o'clock of the Socialist
Local at their rooms on South street.
.Mr. and Mrs. Carter Hall and
child of Glens Falls are guests at
the Walloomsac Inn for a few days.
Mr. Hall is a former resident.
The demand for rooms at the Wall
oomsac Inn is so great that Landlord
Berry has been obliged to engage
outside rooms for many of his guests.
Waldo White Is visiting friends and
relatives in Troy.
John Olin of Shaftsbury was in the
village on business yesterday.
Harry Phillips of Mechanic street
was in Arlington last evening.
Miss Florence Hagar of Bank
street extension la a guest in Ben
nington. Miss Frances Gordon Is spending
a few days as the guest of her sis
ter. Mrs. Clifford Hawkins, in South
Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Huling and
Mrs. N Hie R. Carter, who have be n
attending the pageant at Saratoga,
have returned home.
Services will be held as usual at
the CoiiKreactional church on Sun
day. At the morning worship at 1 1 ,
o'clock the pastor will speaK on the
subject "Overcoming Temptation.
It Is expected that Mr. John 11.
l ... .. ...ill v.lu .....i-l.,.
Mfljmau nil! iMiift ai iiii.-i prune. .
Sunday school meets at 12 o'clock, j
The onen air union meeting convenes
at 4.30 o'clock. The public is cordi-!
ally invited to worship with us in
Matthew McCormick, aged 47. died J
cry suddenly with heart disease on
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late home. He was born in Stokes
town, Ireland, in 1S6S. In 1900 he
was married to Mrs. Hannah Kelley
of this place. Surviving him are his
wife and tie son. Edward, and one
sister, Miss Anna McCormick of Al
bany, X. Y. The funeral will be held
from St. John the Ilaptist church on
Monday morning at ! o'clock. Inter
ment lr. the local Catholic cemetery.
RICH MAN SHOT FROM AMBUSH
Negro Suspected of Delaware Assault
and Lynching Threatens.
ing alone in his automobile through
a woods here yesterday, John J. Per
ry, 5o years old. provident of the
Houston-Perry Manufacturing Com
pany, was fired upon from ambush,
the bulle lodging in his back. He
u.-a.i tlion Ktruck nn tha hiMlit u'ith n
i.i . t-. i .,4 i. i -1...H c... I
uiuiu instrument aim 1110 bkuii
tured. The machine turned Into a!
ditch and there he was found. I
Mr. Perry managed to mutter "col-1
ored man." meaning his assailant '
was a nero. Then he lapsed Into'
unconsciousness. A posse was or
ganized Htid a search begun of the
surrounding country. If the slayer'
is caught there will be a lynching '
unless the posse, headed by two con-1
stables, manages to land the man In
This was the third victim of ne
groes iu the same place. If robbery
was the motive the attempt failed.
HMIMI1 I Hi'H'i I-M WlUt
JbOOMING FOR BETTER ROADS.J
. . Good roads will enable the
farmer to deliver his products on
any day of the year and get ad
. . vantage of the most favorable
market, while bad roads compel
) the farmer to take the other fel-
. low's price at a time when the
other fellow knows the farmer
! must deliver.
. Every mile of road built in a
community will increase land
.. value, improve morals, elevate
citizenship, stimulate trade, beau.
) tify the country, promote educa
.. tional interest, raise the stand-
ard of religion and add to the
health and happiness of the pee
The farmer must have good
roads to market his products,
which are hie only means of pro
curing money with which to pur
. . chase the articles of manufacture
r -for sale by local merchants.
" The farmer, th manufacturer. '
the miner, the merchant, the
resident of cities and villages,
the traveler and the people in '
! every walk of life demand good .
11 I I l l -l-l l I H-' W H-H'M-H I
GOOD ROADS IN
Difficult to Obtain Right of Way
BETTER LAWS ARE NEEDED.
Benjamin H. Case Suggests Stats Con
ventions to Regulate and Modernize
the Method For Handling This Most
There are some features connected
with the "good roads" question that
have not been presented to the public
and considered in the light of facts
gained by practical experience in tlie
Held. These apply particularly to the
construction of good roads in moun
tainous districts, such as is comprised
within 'that beautiful and extensive
scope of country known as the south
ern Appalachian region. The difficul
ties to be met in attempts to build
good highways in this region have
many peculiarities perhaps not gener
ally understood by the dwellers In
cities and iu populous farming dis
tricts where the topography Is flat or
only slightly rolling in character, says
Benjamin II. Case In the Southern Good
I'ntil the advent of the modern high
power touring car there was no par
ticular demand that highways through
the moiintians should be constructed of
a quality much superior to those that
hart leeu laboriously scratched out a
century or so ago by the great grand
fathers of the present mountain inhab
itants. Of lute strong efforts have leen put
forth by public spirited citizens to se
cure the building of lietter highways
In the mountains, but these effort?
have lcen confined largely to encour
aging the mountain population to build
the roads, and right there lies the crux
of the situation we endeavor to unfold.
When a survey Is undertaken to se
cure a highway along light grades with
proper draiuiige facilities the first prop
osition encountered by the engineer Is
nn argument with the small land own
er who objects to having the road lo
cated where nature intended it should
be iHH-ause, forsooth, perhaps It cleaves
his little corn patch in twain. It is
f S 'I
BOAbWOHK IN TUB MOUNTAINS.
generally fruitjess to argue that a pood
road will enhance the value of his
property and make it tnore facile to
tnove his crop. If a large part of his
cultivable area is pre-empted ho will
not have so much crop to move. We
find, however, that many of these peo
ple desire improved roads and are will
In tf afa ml the damage, and even if
Mir-y are not the law of eminent do
main wifl take care of the problem, so
this phase of the quthm is not Insur
mountable, merely vexing. It Is usual
ly through small !t!om farm of thi
kind that the road can be most cheap
ly and efficiently constructed, but the",
cover but small portions of the couu
Iry lo be traversed by a mountain high
way, and for s-'enic purposes a road
winding up the mountain sides and
through the high gups Is what the tour
ist most desires.
With the present Inefficient and anti
quated road laws, relics of pioneer
ilajs. the funds and lalmr available are
not sufficient to maintain the present
roads in 'passable condition, to say
nothing of building new roads ns the
further opening up of the country re
quires. The Ktudent of the good road prob
lem Is puzzled to understand why the
iimunfaln roads should be so lacking in
drainage arrangements, but If he will
notice how frequently the owner of the
land through which It passes tins built
a fence with a base board resting on
the ground as neat; to the wheel track
as he can fcet It without the fence le
Ing struck by the b.uh perhaps he will
realize that the road serves the "pur
pose of a ditch to keep the heavy flow
from ralm off the land. And, again,
suppose a ditch Is made along the
bank of the mad and a culvert or
rrosslng constructed to run off the ac
rumvlatcd water, why should brush
"-I stone tx V'-iii-d up against the
v -barge? S'- - ti e Ihw allow a
ht of i ' - tcet. The road
,;ns. in ,!i a six foot
tit. r- -.;sl to be
t!xf. .! cn rnads are
ae! '.-el wide. It-
rlc heo should
I- - !viw N it poe
tic ' e e:it?
BAD ROADS CAUSE PROTEST.
Mr. Law Wants To Know How White
Mountains Taxes Are Spent. j
Jefferson, N. II., Aug. 23. A peti
tion complaining of the condition of
the roads in this neighborhood and
asking for better facilities for reach
ing the points of scenic interest in
this vicinity has been drawn by Wai
ted W. Law, a cottage owner here,
signed by thirty of the Summer col
ony, and forwarded to the state com
missioner of roads in Concord.
In the petition it is pointed out
that thi'6ugh the surrounding town
ships in the White Mountains having
good roads, the residents of Jefferson
are practically cut off from the near
by scenic attractions by the poor con
dition of the roads and that the prop
erty values are greatly decreased as
a result. The petitioner is led to
wonder in what direction his taxes
are expended, since they obviously
do not go toward better roads.
Mr. Law Is the founder of the Briar
cliff Farms, and has been a leading
spirit in the movement for good
roads in Westchester county .
BRIDE ARRESTED AT ALTAR.
Wealthy Husband Disowns Her When
He Hears Forgery Charge.
Perth Amboy, N. Aug. 23 As
she was leaving the First Baptist
church of this city after her mar
riage, Mrs. Mary Pfeiffer King, was
arrested yesterday on a charge of
forgery, and is now locked up In the
local police, station. The complain
ant is Charles K. Seaman, treasurer
of he Perth Amboy Savings Institu
tion, who accuses the woman of ob-,
taining $100 on a forged order. j
According to Seaman, the woman,
who until her marrage today was
Misb Mary Pfeiffer, presented an order J
which purported to be signed by An
thone Haberkorn, whose wife she rep
resented herself to be. She sr.! af-
ter her arrest she wanted the money;
to purchase the trousseau for her!
wedding today. When her husband,
Paul King, a wealthy resident of
South Amboy, heard the charge
against his bride, he disowned her,
and refused to bail her out. With-
out his assistance she was unable to.
obtain a bondsman and was commit-'
ed for examination In default of'
$1,000. King Is, 65 years old, while,
his bride is only 35. I
SUFFRAGISTS TO DARN SOCKS.
Will Prove They Know How to Keep
House in Campaign For Voes. j
Minneapolis, Aug. 22 In order to;
dissipate the Impression that women'
who yearn to vote at real elections'
do not know the first elements of,
housekeeping, Minnesota suffraglBtsj
will maintain a booth at the State
Fair, where every man, whether sin-:
gle or married, may have his hose'
darned.. This was decided by the wo
men yesterday, when the following
war cry also was adopted:
Darn the Government; t darn
That's the way to the ballot box;
Patch the holes In hubby's hose,
March to fhe polls and voice
The organization has adopted
darning needle as its emblem.
' FOR FLETCHER'S
C ASTO R I A
SHOUT THE GOOD TIDINGS '
from every house-top a policy for
written at shortest notice, in the
best of oompanlcs, at . the most rea
sonable annual premium. Protection
for every home a new roof for each,
cne destroyed. Every head of a fa
mily owes it to bis dear ones to se
cure a shelter against disaster. It's
a mere matter of being in time and
paying the premium. Send for ua
to look after your Fire Insurance Pol
C. N. Powers
Savings Bank BIdg., Bennington
TO RENT and FORSALE
BY L. J. CARPENTER
AUTOMOBILE TO HIRE
By day Mile or Trip, with Care
P. B. GARDNER
Maker of nil
330 Pleasant Street
DR. R. E. GRENNAN
Office flours I UiKSSA.