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THE BANNER AND
This gctting up evcry night with
t&e baby, or somc of the othcr
M.dTcn, is all wrong.
Not that the childrcn arc to
Jaunc. If it's the baby' probably
ss food is wrong. Vinol will hclp
Sas mother stand the strain of
sssirsinp;. I havc oftcn sccn whole
:saiiJics of older childrcn kecp the
ufiJicn tne othcr is ailing.
Thcse childrcn secm well enough
tines ; but they are white,
Ssollow-cyed, often listless, with
Srregular appetites, peevish and
fxctful, wakeful at night, ahd con
stantly taking cold.
The use of Vinol, in conjunction
with Vinlax to rcgulate the bowels,
"vnll hcnefit these children almost
We know this because the ex
s&tnples are so humcrous right
Thcre is nothing in Vinol that
can hurt them. It is pleasant to
flcake, and the ainount nccessary to
gtve the childrcn a start costs but
Jittle, Besidcs, if it docsn't do the
nxrork, wc will give you the money
There is nothing so good for
weak and tired mothcrs and ailing
childrcn as Vinol. It givcs therc
, start, and helps them kcep it,
-"and it's splendid for old pcoplc.
I orders supplled si per bottle cxpress pald
a Li 60
liy Bnylng Your
Dirfuit from tho Mn'frs,
. ... - I'URSAMl'tilS).
i ' i Mr lersof 30y(ls,i.r
w i.iy eijnoj3.
Digests what you eat.
Thls preparatlon contalns nll of the
dlgestants and dlgcsts all khids of
Xood. It glvesinstant rellef and ncver
falls to curc. It allows you to eat ull
thofood youwant. TlieraostBensitlve
atomachs can tako i t, By i ta uso many
thousands of dyspeptics taave been
cured af Ur everythlng elso fallcd. It
is unequulled for all stoniach troublcs.
M can'i help
but do you gootS
Prf paifii only by E. 0. DeWitt&Co., Ohlcaso
The i 1 . botll o contalns 2 a 1 1 mes tbc 50c. slze,
rjonectefl to November 2.1, IM2. Tralnslenve
'ttcnul itou dally, exccpt Sunday. Unless
1 0 a ra -Express ilully for Troy. Albany
nnd New York.
7."iy l'iM!iwer (or Troy. Albany and
firiy p rn -1IVI r irTrnv. Albany, New Yurlr
nb-t W'e t.
' Flycr f,ir Tr-v. AHmuv :ind N'ow
wTrJO Exir" fnr 1'"r.' Albant . '
Vtiit " V onii ilil'y fi'i1 i'nij aud Al
bany. . ll.itNCl NuKIIt
h mHjpro'-xdolly for lCntlttnd.llnrllnnj
!un. Montical. OarteusburK aml
West. I'ullrnan sleeplnif cnw to
Montreal nnl Ottawa.
"7il.1 ' IaNNeni;erforltutland,UurUnKtod.
p m -Plycr rorKutland.Uurimgton.Mnn
troui aud UirdcosbarK. Puilmftti
parlur our to Montreul.
Tfcso t n. Ivooal Paweni(er for Kutlund, Ilar
ltoRlon nnd Itiicraedlato itut'onst.
T'l.- a m -sundayii only forKutlandand Hur
linrton. TVnlov trom Uutland orrlvc at Uenntngton
nt, lKWp. m..3.0p. m.,8:10p. in.
t'. 0, IIiuiiaiii). Gcn. l'assenser Agt.
iEO. T. JAKV1S, (Jcncra! ManaifCr
osts what you eat.
I Sieam Heating, I I!
Hot Water Heating, '
I i'liill "nl rf ,,!,'r work, ,lut are ! I
llliM il vrftyn reaily to estlraate ob
arAl exeouto ihe most eiab
I j onitf iuiittacts.
THE BANNER AND REFORMER
Publlsbod every Tuursday si 425 Mnln
Street, Jlcnnlngton, Vt.
X'rniik E. lloivci. IClllor niiil arnnHgor.
EJITEBED AT BK5NINQT0X, VT., AB IKOOBD
0n4 Year. In aijvanc, $1.00
Slx MoothH, , .50
Three montb, " .25
Slngle Coplei .03
Advertlslni; Rates on Appllcatlon.
Tho Bannor hnd Koformer.
With the llrst issuo of Tho Bannor
and Reformor tho readora of tho united
pnpora will doubtloss cspoct somo out
lino of tho pollcy to bo pursued. Tlie
pollcy of tho new management ia sim
ply this to glvo Bennington and Ben
nington County tho best newspapor
posslble, and one that will bo a credit
to this, one of tho flnest secttons of
Tho Banner and Roforracr has no
pet plan of refOrmlng the world in six
months. Its flrst and ossentlol ollort
will bo to furaisii tho legitimate nows
of tho county and stato and scrvo it as
attractlvoly as posslble nnd witli such
cditorial commcnt as conditions and
situations, as they arisQ, shall suggest.
The editor cannot say in odvanco
what policy the paper will pursuo on
issues yet to bo raised, but as thoy
qomo they will bp mot as consistently
and fairly, und at tho saino time, , as
vlgorously as tho lnontal capacity of
tho editor ronders possiblo..
Tho cditorial coluuins of a nows
jmpor aro but a rollcction of tho mind
of tlio editor and thereforo tho opinlon
of tho oditor of this paper on somo of
the important quostions of tho day
may bo of interest to the roadors.
As to natlonal issuas, ho is a be
liever in oxpanslon and tho acqulre-
raent of new territory whorover suoh
expansion can bo brought about con
sistently with American honor. Ho
belloyos in tariff roform by tho wiping
out of all duties of which adrantago is
taken to control production and enablo
tho mono)olists to make oxorbitant
proflts at tho exponso of tho consuni-
ers; ho believos in govornment owner
shlp of Hnos of transportation and
communication and of natural pro
duots deslgned by Uio Croator for the
good of all rather than for the enrlch-
raent of a few; in an anny and navyi
commBnsurato with the dignity and
iraportanco of the United Statos as a
world power; and abovo all, ho bo
lioves in tho oneouragoment of that
splendid typo of Americanism inhonsnt
in such inen as l'rosident Roosovolt
and the late Oorernor William K.
Ilussell of Massachusotts'and tho un-
told thousands who omulate their coc-
ample and who aro peculiar to no one
section and conflned to no ono party.
In stato raatters tho oditor bolloves
in tho new license law not as by nny
moans porfect but as tho only avail-
ablo remedy and substltute for a dis-
credited and obnoxious systom ; in
an Increase of stato oxpenses for tho
purpose of providlng a stato systein
of pennanent highways that will provo
a blessinc and an economy for agos to
come; in direc nomlnations by all
partios; in a reform of our cumbarsomo
andexpensivo grand jury system hy
which the stato pays out a hunilred
thousnnd dollars a year to flnd out
sometliing ali-oady known;in aradioal
chango in the systam of taxation; in
u raore strict law against child lnbor;
in weekly payraent of wages by cor
porations; in munieipal ownersliip of
franchlsos and prlviloges, tho valuo of
whicli urise from tho coinmunitics in
whicb tliey exist.
Ho belioves that Vermout is one of
tho best states in tho Union and
oapablo of being raado ono of tho most
prosporous and progressive, if t-he
people will stop whinlng and got up
and at the real problotns of life. He
believes that Bennington county is tho
best county in Vermont and that Ben
nington is the best town In tho county,
but that there is plonty of chunce for
improvcment and that it is just as
feaslbloto go forward as backward
and much easior in the long run.
Ho does not expect to pleaso ovory-
body and jloes not want to. He makcs
no promises for tlie futuro except the
one at the beginning of thls urtiule, to
endeavor f give tho town and county
a real newspaper.
A newspaper cannot properly roflect
tho life of tho community witliout tho
support and cp-operation of thopeoplo
and this tho oditor sincerely reqnostfe.
Fbank E. Howk, Editor.
Estatc of Frvcliorn Joluison.
QTATE OF VEltMONT, i lii l'robatt
ilDUIrlKt nf Ilp.niitnctnn. s. I Cmirt. hnlil nt
tho 1'robato oRlce In Kennlnston wltbln and toi
talit Dlstrlct on tlio atii day of l)cc, A
Prcsent, John Y. Oarney, Jtidso.
An IiiKtrtitncnt. ournorttne to be tho last W1U
nnd Testnment of Freeborn Jclinson. lato ol
MiaftHbttry ln aaid d.-trlct, deceascd, belnc
tbcrcln named, for l'robato, It ls ordered
liy nM Cottrt, that all personj concorned thercln
lie notiflwl to atipear at asesslon ttiereof. to bt
beld at tlie I'muato OfQco ln Henntntrtan. In tatd
dlitrlct, on the 1-tli day of Jan., A. n. 1903,
at ten o ciock m iu lorenonn.nmt anow caue
Ifnny they kave, aRaii.it the proli.ito of sald
Will: for whleb nuriKlso lt Ia furthor ordered
that tlits order ue publisbed thrco weclu auo
eesstvcly In tho Bennington liantier, a nows
paper prlnted at Bennington, in tltls Stato, pre
vloas fo said tlme of bcartuR,
jjy me voun.
48w3 Atteat JOnN V 0ARNEY. Judse
ttio Ei-jr nni&xsrss
Tho famouB littlo pllSo.
To Our Patrons.
With this issuo tho Bennington Ban
nor and Bennington Roformer are
comblned and prlnted together 'as
The Banner and Reformor. All ad ver
tlsingand subscription contracts will be
carried out as noarly as posslble. Of
comse in the iirocess'of consolidation
thero will bo orrors and omlsslons
To theso wo wlsh you to oall our atteu
tlon and your assistanco in getting
theso matters straightened out will bo
There aro on Uio two lists noarly 150
names of porsons who havo been tak
ing both papor8. On tho comblned
11st theso names will appoar but onco
and thoir subscrlptions will bo ox
tondcd in proportion wliero pald in ad
vanco. tn addition thoro are doubt
loss a few casos whoro ono porson in a
fam'ily has beon taking one paper and
anothor person the other. We havo
no way of knowing theso casos but if
our attention is called will, when both
are paid in advanco, discontlnue ono
and extcnd the othcr to mako up the
Frank E. Howo, Editor and Manager,
Thoro ls no more interesting organi
zation in tlie South to-day than tho
Texas Farmors' Iinprovemont Society,
of which tho "Toxas Bookor Washing
ton," Roborl L. Sinith, is tho head.
Tlils co-oioratlvo body reccntly hold
its soventh annual conventlon and tho
reports mado at that meeting should
curo a groat doal of possimlsm in ro
gard to tho industrial future of tho
negro in the South. The socloty is
composed of 3,000 negro farmors who
now own 60,000 acros of land, 8,000
head of cattlo, and 7,000 horscs and
nuiles. It ls waging an nggrossivo
warfare against tho crop-mortgage
systom, is Intrbduclng imiiroved moth-
ods of farming, takes care of Its sick
and buries its dead. In hls nnnual
address Mr Sraitb quoted from Secre
tary llay's protest in bohalf of the
Houtnnnian Jews, to show his hearers
what advantagos they possoss, and ho
was ablo to say, "In Texas we havo
no race problem, so far as govern
mental allalrs a.o cOncernetl. Whero
wo aro sottled and own projwrty, whoro
wo havo ostablished a reputatlon as
industrlous, peacoablo, solwr, right
tlilnking citizons. I vonturo to say that
tho publio conscience would not per
mltndvantago to bo taken of us,"
Commentlng on tho meeting, the Gnl
voston Daily News said: "One of the
most ploasing feutttres of this meeting
was the exeeuent tone and the com
monsonso dtsplayed in tho speeches
and addressos. Tho delegates all
8euied to think Texus was the best
placa this side of Henven, and that the
whltos and blaoks could and would lire
Ex-Gov John L. Barstow has wrlt-
ten an open lottor to tho publio in
which he substantially claims that no
procedure undor tho local-option act
passed by the last Iegislature can bc
legally taken undor tho proposed ro
forondum of Fobruary X Tho section
particularly referred to is No. 100,
which provldos that the act shall take
olfect tho flrst Tuesday in Slaroh, lO.Kt
but if a majoritv of tho ballots oa
aremarked "No" thon tholawsha..
not tako effect until tho. flrst Mon day
in Decombor, 1000. According to tho
law as passed, Soctlons 101, 1i2, 103,
of tho act will tako offoct from its pas
sago. The question Ls wht'ther a sec
tion which is not a law can bring other
soctions iuto offect. It has beon sug
gested that the governor submittho
quostion to the judgos of the supreme
court for thoir opinlon. Tho goneral
opinlon is that tho judgos will hold
that tho Intontion of the act was plair.
and that it would be legal eren If
there was a tcchnlcal omlssion.
Undor a now law money loaned to a
town at 3 por cont Ia exempt from tax
ation. Iuasmuch as the tax rate in
Bennington ls nearly two and a
quarter, thls will give local capltallsts
an opportunity to roalizo as good as
flve and a quarter on thoir money and
do the town a favor at tho samo time.
The Northfield News has sont out its
annual calendar whtch bears flno
plcturcs of Governor McCullough,
Lioutonant Governor Stanton, and al
so the Vermont Senators and Ropro
sentatlves in Congress. Tho Nows ls
Timo to get undor way in bohalf of
the now llcenso law uriless wo are go
ing tu let tho prOhlbltlonists voto us
down at tho February refei-ondum.
Tlio opponents of tho law aro vvoll or-
ganlzed and fighting tooth and nail
nnd expect to win.- '
Tho Cbristmas buslnoss at tho Ben
nington postolllco and oxpross offlce
w.as tho largest in hislocy and this is a
good idta to the flnanclal sltuation of
tho community. Barring the shortago
of coal, Bennington buslnoss ls in
Durlng the tpn months that the JXv
former has been under tho prcsont
managpnwnt, lt has mado an incivase
in clroulation of 475. Tluring the en
tiro ten months thoro has not beon a
weok that new names, havo nqt been
added to tho Hst. Tho gratifying foa
turo of it hus been too, that thoy have
come wlthout sollcitation or oanvass-ing.
Tlio now yoar to-day opOning starts
ausplciously for tho stato' ald n'ation
Nover was Amorica so great, power
ful and prosporous. Novor bofore did
Vermont faco bettor opportunitlos for
Supt G. W. Morrow of tho anti-sa-loon
leagut. is to spoak at South
Shaftsbury Sunday mornlng and ovep
lng. Spccial trains will not bo run
Tbo niinyfrl-tnUof (l.H. Ilausau, Kncl
necr. L. G. & W. t lt . nt prermil llvlng ln
I.ima O , will be plcased lo know of bl re
cuviTy from tbrcat ned kldney illemio. He
wrltn: '! was curcd by ulnif Koley's KM
nov Cure, whlcb I rccomnicnii tonll, cipe- Ir'
ly trali men who aro umslW stmliary otU'ct
ed " Qulnlau b t'bjrmicy. ..t
Would You Think It?
Would you think lt posslble that yoa
could bedfsappointed in the faceof awom
an whose sbapely shouldcrs, and beauti
ful bair suggest womanly perfectlon and
beauty? fauch disappointment cone
not 6eldom when the iace turned to yon
ingblotchesand blemishes. In
cause of these
eruptions is im
fies the blood,
the corrupt ac
cumulattons whicb cause
the blood is clcanscd, pimples, tetter,
salt-rheum, boils, sores, and other results
of impure blood, are pcrfectly and per
"For three ytirt I suflitrtd with that drrtded
dUM rczcmo," writet Mri. f. Kocpp, of Her
man, Ortgon. "I w told to try Dr. Mfrce'n
Golden Mcdlcnl Mscorcry, which I did, and af
ter I hd Ulcen foiirtetn bottlea I wu pcnna
nently cured. It h been year alnce I itopped
taking your medldne aad it has never appcared
since. I think your medicine a wonderml cure
and bope others sufferlni as I did, will take it
and be rellewd of Ibeir suiert)s
Souie of Ute most xemnrkable curea
eflected by "Golden Medtcal Dlscovery,"
have been of scrofulous dlseases.
"I will forever tbank you for adrilnR me to
lake Dr. Pierce's Golden MedlMl DtecoTery,"
writea Strs. Jt. Murphy. of Fouda, I'ocahonUs
Co., Iowa, " It has cured me of cbronic scrofula
of twelve years' standlnff. I had doctored for
tbe trouWe until I wmscompletely dlscoursged.
I also had chronlc diarrhea for twelve yeara. I
am ln aood health now bettcr than I erer wai
In niy life, owini to Or. Pierce'a Golden Sledlcat
Wlsoorery. I toolc neveral botUes of the Dlscor
ery ' before 1 stopped."
Accept no substitute for "Golden Metl-
Jcal uiscovery- inerc is noiuing -jusi
as good" for tltseases ot tne stomacxi,
hlrxvl nnd luncs.
Dr. Pierce's Pleasant PelleU cure dij
xiness and sick heauacbe.
Hst of Fretlerlck Vlnsloir
OTATE Ol' VEUMONT I Inrrobato
O DIMrlet ot Ilcnnlnzton. sj. ( Court Iield at
tbe rrooate Oluce lu rienniuxtnn wltblu and lor
said nutrict on tne ittn aay ot nee. .. n , wj.
I'reseut JOIIN V. t'AKNEY. Jnclce.
An intninient rniriiortlnK to b the but Will
and Testament of rroderlck Wlnjlow.late of llea
nlnztun ln sald rtUtrtet, deceased.beini; presetit
el by Cella A. Wimiow. the Exeeutrix: thcro
ln n.iineil, for l'nilinte. It Mordered by sald Court,
tbat nll personn conceroeil tliereln be nntlfled to
xplM-arainstssion iiirreot, 10 ve neiu ai me
l'Mbte offlro ln llennltiEton. In sald Dlitrlct.
on tbc OUi day of Jannary, A. t. y.m, at 10
o'cloek ln tbe foienoon. and sbow cuusu. if nnv
they have. asalnst tbe rrobate of sald Will ; for
order be publlihel three weeks sueeesslvely In
Ihe llennlnitton llauiirr, newspaper prlnted nt
lemington, lu tlili State, irevloiis to sald tlme
liy the court,
i'.wi Atteet, JOHN V. CAItNEY. Judgc.
X'otieo to Kcnl EsitKo of
Joliu Unrioi Urooiusotl
i In rrobate
.) DlsUletof li-.. i,tr; -
Ute rrolxtte 3ioe - Hrnn .tsinn. ln and fot
sald Dlstrlet.on tkc i;:h ij ot IXscembor, A
PresenL .lohn V. Oaniv. .Jnilcf .
Jobn Iliirlcv ,Ir.. Kipcutnr nf tbeostnto of
joiin nuney, late ot iieiiniutrton tn saui ins
trloL deeeased. makes applleAflon to said Court,
for lleonse to sell nll of the real ostate of sald
dpceaed, situate In tho town of Bennington.
ior nounns ano uesertprion reierence may oe
had to the land records ln the Town Clerk's ot-
neo ox me town nr imnnlnirtnn nrors.)1a. rrmro.
sentlne tbat the sale of said real estars ls neces-
sary for tbe payirifnt of the debts ofsald do-
ceaea ana ciiatcei oi aaministration.
Wbereuiwn lt ls ordered by sald court tliat
sald npplloatlon bo referred to Hsosslontbercot,
to be hold at the Trobate Qffleo tn Hentilnitton
In sald dlstrlet on the Slb. day ot Jan., A. I).
1003. forliearmpntul declslon tbe.rcon : and lt ls
furtlier ordered that nll persons tnterestert ne
notlnedhereof.bypubltcatlonof tiotlce otsahl
BliDllcatlon and oruer thirrnii. three ueeks aiM-
cesslvely In tho bennington llauner. a naws
pajer publislied ln uenulnston and whlah clr
culatos tn tbe nclRhborhood of thotelntnresied,
uetoro satn ttino oi nenrlng, tnal tliey may ap
near at sald tlme nnd nl.ice. and. If tliev see
cause, objcct thcreto.
UV TIIE LOUItT,
47W3. Attst, JOIW V. CAItNEY, Judge.
Ewtntcof AlcxniuIriimE. Clark
Notice of 8ettlement and Appllcatlon for Dlstrl-
STATE OF VERMONT, I At a sesslon
Dlstrlet oflleniitnnton. ss. I nf thn Probatf
Court, holden attbollobata Ofllce. In BennlnK
ton, ln said Dlstrlet, on tbe 22nd day of Decero
ber, A. D. too2t
, riesent. JohnV. carney. JHdge.
esuite of Alexandrlna X C ark, late of Ccn
Iilnuton. ln sud dlstrlrtt. iinifseil nrnsenLs
hls admlnlstratlonaccoiuitfor examlnatlon and
allowance and mukes appllcatlon fora decree
ot dlstxlbutlonand partltlon of tbo estate of sald
deceased, Vhcreupon It Is ordered by sald Court.
tbat sald account and sald appllcatlon be referred
to a sesslmi theroof, to be beld at the Probate
omce aforesald. on tbe lotli day ot Jan. A.
D 190.1, for Imaring and declslon tbcreon; Andit
ls fnrtber ordered, that tiotlce tliercor be elvea to
all iartles lnterested, by ptibllcatlou of Uiesame
three weeks suoeesstvely ln tbe IleiinliiKUm
li.'lliner a newsiiaticr inililNlinil nt nnnnlni'tnn.
prevlotis to sald timo nppolntcd forhearlng. that
they uiay appear nt sald tlme and placo, and
show cauic, lf any they may havo, wliy sald
account sliould not be allowed. and such decree
record whereof i, ordered to be mado.
A truo record. Attesl,
JofiK V. CAItNEY, Judge.
, A truo copy of the orlglnal record.
4SW3 Attcst. JOIIN V. CA1WEY. Judee.
fSSV'',ut''00"1t".'Pa . -
J. f?'J!w! V Ptllt. Uondtl ofVmlU
pjonltli. A ttlll w .Hconrloce joo ol ihir tnlriml TtlM
raeofiunprmloB. iVnjfcn crou lor uuple nd
Wok. AllDnwtl.uo'bjmill 1J0boi.
IW MEDICINE CO- Bx 1930. BOSTON. UASS.
Frank Smlth has a new horse.
No coal ln town and wood ficarce.
Longer days, more cold. Lord help
The steam mill of Smlth ' & WYman
is in running order.
Mr and Mrs Fred HasVins were at
A. C. Morehouse's.
Mrs Frank Tefft h&3 returned from
a vislt at llanchester.
Timo to turn over that new leaf now.
Look out it is not two,
Mrs H. T. Eaton went to South
Bethlehem for Christmas.
Mr Tefft and daughter Jessie were
down tho rlvr on Monday.
Mrs Fanny Morehouso is to teach in
tho lower dlstrlet the spring terra.
Mrs H. T. Eaton expect3 to return
from Albany Co. tho last of tho week.
C. W. Sherman and famlly from
Wost'Ruport wero at R. G. McKeo's.
A surprlso party wa held at Mr and
Mrs Frank'Smith's on Tuesday oven
Ing. Mr John Corey passa Chrlstma&
with hls daughter, Mrs Dr Beattie, at
Mr and Mrs Charles Young are out
of town for a few weeks. At least,
tbelr house is closed.
Threo young ladies are loarning to
set typo at tho prlntlng olTlcc. Would
wo'wero young agaln
Mr Edgar Mattlson of North Ben
nington was a recent guest of his
daughter, Mrs E. G. Farnham.
Apples aro being taken to Shnshan
from Sandgate in large quantlties.
Many could be bought here if barrels
could be found to pack.
The town auditors aro expected to
mcet oarllor than usual this year, not
far from February 1st, instead of the
10th, as has been tho custom.
Wednosday evoning an oyster sup
per will given at Red Mountaln
lodgo rooms, proceods to purchaso
chalrs. The East Arlington Cornet
band also have a supper and dance at
Town Hall tho same ovening.
It is not our purpose to question
Iheir right, but with a f amily in tov.n
so poor thoy are sleeping on the floor
with littlo or no coverlng, nnd burning
a lamp without chlmney, it would
seem as lf the forelgn mlsston fund
could well be used athome, slnce, ln a
great mensure the funds for missions
go to countrles whero tho mercury
does not got down in tho bulb.
Mrs Geo Cox is on the sick 11st.
Mlss Mary Clark ls vislting inTroy
Mrs Chas Ratoon and Miss Fratikle
Crandall are on tho sick 11st.
Lowls Brown of New York is spond'
ing a fow days with hls fnther, R. C
Mastor Frank Kean U vislting rela-
tivos at West Sand Lake for a week or
SamuolH. Bratt of East Deorlleld,
Mass.. spent Christmas with his father,
Herman H. Brait.
Mr and Mrs Chns Coonradt spaut
Christmas with Mrs Coonradt's uncle
at West Sand Lako.
Master Pelr Wilmarth, who has beon
confitied to the house soveral wcoks, is
ablo to bo out agaln.
R. C. Brown nnd three sons, Lewis,
Arthur nnd Dowltt ato Christmas din-
ner with tho Missos Crandall.
Mrand Mrs Davld Jopson and Mr
and Mrs Myors Clapper spent Cbrist
mas with Uieir sister, Mrs Frank Gal-
Mr nnd Mrs W. S. Coons and
daughter, Mnry, spent New Year's
with Mr Coons' father in Ballston
Mr and Mrs John Gordon and
daughter Jennle spent Cbristmas with
Mr Gordon's fathor, John Gordon of
Mr and Mrs Allie Marshall will
commenco houso keoplng tho flrst of
tho raonth in tho A. II. Hawks tone-,
ment across the bridgo on Pleasant st
A. L. Bowen, who has walkcd on
crutchos for over a yoar, appears with
out them agaln,
Two hundred and flfty Itallans are
working on the Dorset railroad and
they oxpcct to run cars as far as South
Dorset by tho 16th of February.
I notlco that mv old friend, U, L.
Stlllson, hns severed' hls conuections
with tho Banner and that the two Ben
nington papcrs will bo united lnto one.
Long havo I known Stillson and my
wishosaro thnt he mqy prosper and
that hls shadow may novor grow loss
or hls usefulnoss nover coase to help
Tlie crownctl beads of ccry nallon,
Tne rlclt men, poor tncti and miscrs
AH loin lo paUOif ttlbute to
H. AYIlllani9. San Antonlo, Texas, wrltes :
Lltt cEarlrltlserriUsaro the brst I over
tucdlnmy family. I ttnbckltatlngiy rccom
ruftid them to cverbotly. Tbor curo ('onstl-
wtlon, uittousnpss. mcx iieauacuo, torpiu
.lipr. .fntindlcc. tnalarla and nll ntlior llver
troubles. II. A. Qulnian.
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Insurance iu force, 81,305,209 l,341,e88,430 81.170 2G8 725
Pollcies in force, 590.818, 4h,03 mfi'm
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NEW YORU LIFE. MUTNAL LIFE. EQUITABLE.
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