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BRATTLEBORO, FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 1899.
THE VERMONT PHQ3NIX.
PCBU8HED KVEKY FRIDAY AT DRATTLKBOnO, VT., BY
O. L. FRENCH.
TERMS: $1.50 per year In advance; If not paid
within the year, $3.
Rates or Advertising! furnished on application.
Births, deaths and marriages published free;
Obituary Notices, Cards of Thanks, etc., 75 cents
per Inch of 12 lines or less.
lEntered at tho Brattleboro Post Office as sec
ond lass mall matter.
Hd. noiiTON, iri. i.,
. PHYSICIAN AND BURGEON.
Office and residence corner Main and Walnut
treets. At home from 1 to S and 8 to 7 P. H.
JAM EH CONI.AND, III. ..
PHYSICIAN AND SUUGEON.
Office In Crosby Block, opposite Telephone Ex
hange. Office hours 8 to. 9 am., 1 to 3 p. M. lies
dence corner Main and Walnut 8te., Brattleboro.
, PRATT, M. n
PHYSICIAN AND BU11UKUN.
and residence 18 North Main street, Brat
tleboro. Office hours until 9 i. u.; to a
p.m.; 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Dr. WBBHTKB, M.
. Office and residence 41 Elliot St., Brattle-
Office hours before 8 A.
i. itiir.i.Kit, ill. .,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
Hooker block; till S A
v.; l to e.suto e p. m
nun. II . ROltnAJI. M. I.. Whitney
JT block. Main Street, Brattleboro, Vt. Prac
tice limited to the diseases of the Eye, Ear, Nose
and Throat. Office hours from 9:30 A. M. to 12 M.
and 2 till 4 p. M Tuesdays and Fridays only. At
Bellows Falls remainder of week.
En. iYKivcn, ai. n.
. PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
Office and residence, 40 Elliot street; office hours,
7 to 10 A. M., 1:30 to A P. M., 7 to 9 p. M.
wltS. BOWEIY & TCCKEIt,
DR. BO WEN.
Residence, High St.
Office hours at Leonard
Block; 7:30 to 8 A. M.,
12:30 to 2 P. M., 0:30 to 8
Office and residence In
Office hours: till 8:30
A. u., 1:30 to 3 p. M,, 7 to
9 P. M.
TT A. KOBEItTS,
91. !.. Homoeonathlo
Physician and Surceon; office In Boyden
block, Elliot street. Hours. 8:30 to 10 A. M., 1 to
2: io ai'd 7 to 8 p. M. Residence, corner Washing
ton nd Central streets. Telephone connections.
-w i. niiiTP.. iir ll.. l'nvsician ana our'
WHITE, M I
r. reon. WIlllamsTllle f. Office hours 11
A. m. to 1 p. M., ana u to t v. ' leicpuuuo.
FKEMONT nASIIWOM, ,
Office and Resldei.ce, No. S4 North Main
8treet. Hours until 8 A. M.; 1 to 2:30 and
early evening to 7:30; Sundays. 1 to 3 p. M.
HII. KINSMOUE, M. .,
. I'HYSICtAN AND SUtGEON.
Diseases of women and children a specialty. Of
fice 14 Crosby block, residence lu Forest street.
Tr-vll. 1. H. CLARK.
Whitney's Block, nrattleboro.
V iiiniinn. Ik.
VT. CROWN AND BUIDQE WORK A SPEC-
Union Block. Brattleboro. Vt.
II. AIVIN KNAPPi
looker Block. Brattleboro. Vt.
TM. J. L. IIATIIBONE, VETERINARY
1 J BURGEON. Office 61 Main street Tele-
. VETERINARY BURQEON,
'dence, 135 Main Street. Telephone.
Iru. cnAS. a. ritocTY,
J VETERINARY 8URQEON AND DENTIST.
Est Putney, Vt., office at W. M, Ware's; tele-
HA8ICIN8 &. SCnWMH,
ATTORNEYS & COUNSELLORS AT LAW
nd Bollcirers or raiems. utuuicwiu, , v.
HN IS. OAI.E,
tins block High Street, Brattleboro Vt.
ins 1TI71VT. PENSION ATTORNEY,
Office with II. E. Taylor & Bon. No fees un
BltATTLEHOItO Steam Carpet Cleaning
Works, 8 Flat Bt. E. II, THOMAS, Prop r.
Registered by the University of the State of N.Y.
Dest In everything.
r or cataio,
3 rue address
ELL & IIOIT, Albany, N, Y.
Such Shoe Prices.
We do not like to carry ahoes from one season into another.
Our store is small and we ooulc" not conveniently do so if we
wanted to. This season's shoos what are left of them are oc
cupying room that we shall soon need for the warm weather shoes
Already, light-weight shoes are arriving from tho faotories,
and the quioker we oan make room for their marking and plaoing
on the shelves the better will our interests be served in prepara
tion for the oarly spring business.
Actual count places the remnants from this season's sellicg ot
men's and women's shoes at 264 pair. There is not a baok num
ber style in the lot, and not a pair that is not worth to the wearer
full price, and satisfaction is as strongly guaranteed as though
full price were paid.
MEN'S SHOES. I WOMEN'S SHOES
These shoes appeal to people who wish only the best wear
ing qualities. Others may be interested, but not so appreciative.
Heywood $".00 Shoes, $:t.!)0
llcyrrood $4.00 Shoos, $2.5)0
$:i.00 Shoes, $'2.40
S'-'.r.O Shoes, $1.'.)0
$2.00 Shoes, $1.60
O. J- PRATT
Grand Opening of New Spring Goods
in all Departments.
Dress Goods Department
Wo have already received most of our
spring purchases of both foreign and do
mestic dress fabrics and can now show as
elegant an assortment of materials for
spring and summer costumes as can be
found on the retail counters of tho large
city stores. Mako your selections early
and secure the choicest patterns.
Sheetings, shirtings, table damasks,
napkins, towels, crashe., counterpanes
and everything In the line of houscfur
nlshlng goods we catry in large assortment
and our prices will always be fonnd quoted
at the bottom.
The most complete collection of spring
garments ever shown in this vicinity in all
the latest colorings, fabrics and styles now
open for Inspection,
Ladles' Jackets, Misses' Jackets,
Tailor Mado Ladles' Salts,
Hisses' Capes, Ladies' Skirts,
Children's Reefers, Ladles' Capes,
Infants' Long and Short Coats.
You will find it profitable to buy your
suit, jacket or cape of us, as our assort
Pattern hats, bonnets and milli
nery novelties, untrimmed hats,
ribbons, flowers, chifjons, gauzes,
A large line of laces, embroid
eries, tucking and applique for
millinery and dress trimmings.
Gloves in all the new shades.
85 Main Street.
ment is the largest and our prices are un
and Shirt Waists
50 dozen new wrappers for spring and
summer wear in the best makes and at
lower prices than same goods are priced
in other markets.
Shirt waists in great profusion and In
every conceivable design, with a range of
prices to suit all.
This department has cleaned up in good
shape the last two months, and we have
just received from one of the most popu
lar manufacturers of these goods In New
England an entirely new line of all tho
different undergarments and night robes,
which we havo marked at prices which
you will find It bard to match.
Is the popular resort for carpet buyers,
and we nave just added a lot of new
Brussels, Tapestries, Agras, and In
grains; also Smyrna and Wilton Rags
Art Squares, Mattings and Oilcloths.
tSSTrlces make popularity when they are
JbCf jAl. "JL" "J."
IV ednesday, .
Saturday, March 25
A larce and efficient company. A complete
Scenic production. Alliance raleof tickets opens
Wednesday, March 22, at 7 o'clock r. w. at Fox's
MOIWTPKI.IKn, VT. 4
Jnnunry 1, 1800.
NVt Jlf.COT.751. 04
8urnlu (Actuaries 4 per cent) 1.814.5K47
89,091 policies In force. Insuring 80.6fAM8.00
Income (premiums, interest, etc) ie8, 3,823,868 63
New Insurance written, year 1898, 18,871,968 00
Paid policy holders, 1,687,894.45
II, n. TAYI.OK fc 80JVN, ien'l Agents,
BAILEY'S REAL ESTATE AGENCY.
Handles property In all the towns between
Springfield, Mass., and White River Junction,
Vt, I make a specialty of exchanging farms
for city property and city property for farms.
I hate some very nice farms In Franklin coun'
ty, Mass., to exchange for small Vermont
farms. Greenfield and Turners Falls are good
marketa and farms In that lection are desirable.
I am at the Greenfield office on Monday and
Tuesday of each week and will look at property
anywhere In Franklin county. Come In.
F. J. BAILEY.
Home offices, Rpther block, Brattleboro, Vt.
branch offloe, Mansion house block, Greenfield,
Mass. Connected by telephone,
IN THE DISTItlCT COCIlTofthe United
States for the District of Vermont.
I In matter of )
LYSANDER W. LORD In Bankruptcy.
I Bankrupt. )
To the creditors of Lysander W. Lord of Brat
tleboro. In the county of Windham and district
aforesaid, a bankrupt.
Notice Is hereby liven that on the 2Jd day of
March, A, D. 1899, the said Lyrander W, Lord
was duly adjudicated baukrupt; and that the first
meeunz or ins creauors win w uciu mujt uuti-e
iu uraiuciuuru uu luo cm unj u. Ap.,, a. iBvft
at 10 o'clock In the forenoon, at which time said
creditors mav attend. Drove their claims, appoint
In Brattleboro on the tth day of April. A. D. 1899,
a trustee, examine the bankrupt, and transact
sucn otner Business as may proper, come oeiore
said meeting. ANTHONY F. SOHWENK,
Referee in Bankruptcy,
Brattleboro, March U, 1899. 12
Egers For Hatching'
TTtrtOM dark brown ezv strain. Barred l'l?m
JLj outu Rooks eggs 75 cents per IB; 11.25 per
SO, and silver Spangled Hambures Miner's
strain-eggs 9 per 16; 3 per 80, W. J. 1 KNT
LAND, It., 12 Chestnut street, Brattleboro, Vt.
FMDAY, MARCH 24, 18011.
The monthly statement of the collec
tions of Internal revenue shows that tho
total receints for February. 18DP, were
$10,048,090, an Increase as compared with
February, 1808, of $7,002,445.
The California legislature adjourned Sat
urday without electing a United Mates
senator to succeed Stephen M. White.
Nineteen ballots were taken Saturday,
Qrant and Burn? holding nearly the same
positions as when the fight began, each
having 30 votes, the total number cast
Commissioner of Pension Evans lias
claimed that the practice of young women
in marrying old soldiers was costing the
government millions of dollars in widows'
pensions. A law which has just been pub
lished provides that no pension shall be
granted to the widow of a soldier, sailor or
other person entitled to a pension, unless
It shall be proved and established that the
marriage of the widow to the soldier was
contracted prior to the passage of the act,
on March 3, 1809. This law, however,
does not apply to the soldiers, sailors, etc.
who served, or are now serving, in the war
between the United States and Spain.
McKlnley and Hobart are favored as the
Republican staudard bearers again by the
men who controlled the last Kepub'
lican national convention. It Is claimed
that the administration will not define its
Philippine policy until the last moment be
fore the platform is presented to tho Re
publican convention. A despatch from
Thomasville, Ga., where the President has
been visiting at the winter home of Mark
Hanna, says: 4,Hy this plan the opposl
Hon will be kept in doubt as to the final
attitude the party is to assume, and it will
result In the Democrats being compelled
to fight in the dark until the Republican
convention declares itself and announces
the issues of the campaign in the light of
events which may ocenrinthe Philippines,
Cuba and Porto Rico during the next 12
months or more.
Some of the factors which had to be
considered In making a treaty with Spain
are stated clearlv bv Senator Ross in an
Interview in the St. Johnsbury Republi
can: 44A coaling station in the islands was
a necessity during the war and Dewey's
victory cave us the best one to be had. To
protect our trade in the East wo must con
tinue to have a coaling station in the Phil
ippines. Tho question then arose, should
we hold simply Manila or the Island of
Luzon or take the whole archipelago. If
we kept simply one island, Luzon, we
should have the Spanish as neighbors only
six miles away. We could not put up
with their rule in Cuba, so there was ap
parently no hope of getting along with
them as still closer neighbors. Then
again if we kept only Luzon, Spain was
certain to sell the other Islands to other
nations, probably to Germany. Our rela
tions with Germany in Samoa show that
this would not have been a satisfactory so
lution of the problem. So it seemed the
part of wisdom to take all the islands and
administer their affairs according to our
own notion, so I think our commissioners
came to a wise conclusion and assumed
the least burden they could."
Kxpress Company Must Pay Htamp Tax.
The decision announced by Judge Tul
ley last summer in the suit brought by the
people against the United States Express
company to determine the question who
should pay the war revenue stamp tax on
all shippers' receipts, was affirmed recent
ly by tho branch appellate court of the
United States at Chicago. Judge Tullcy
decided that the carrier, in this case tho
United States Express company, under the
law was obligated to furnish a stamped re
ceipt to tho shipper, and this opinion is
sustained by the unanimous opinion of the
appellate court. In deciding the appeal
the court based its opinion on the ground
that tho levying of the tax was Intended
by the government as a tax upon the bus!
ness of the carrier, and not upon the ship
Sampson's Comment on Cervern'a Escape.
Rear Admiral Sampson has given his
first public expression on the destruction
of Cervera's fleet in a chapter which ho
has written for the book "With Sampson
Through the War," Issued by W. M. A.
Goode, tho correspondent of the Associated
Press who was stationed on the flagship.
He attributes tho difference between one
American killed and 300 Spaniards killed
and wounded to the superior marksmanship
of our gunners. lie says that If the war
teaches one lesson more important than
another it is to dispense with all wood In
the construction of our ships. Not a part
icle of it should bo permitted where it Is
possible to avoid the use. Admiral Sampson
belloves that Cervera would havo had a bet
ter chance to escape if he bad mado the
dash at night during a storm. lie also says
that If tho Spanish vessels had taken dif
ferent courses after getting to sea the prob
abilities of the escape of one or more would
have been greatly increased.
Makes the food more
An Unfortunate Omission.
The volunteer soldiers and tho regulars
who enlisted under tho law Increasing the
army for war purposes, and who served be
yond the seas, are entitled to two full
months' pay upon their discharge, in addi
tion to their regular pay. The soldiers
who served only In the United States are
given one month's extra pay under tho
The law does not cover the cases of old
soldiers in the regular army who enlisted
prior to the war, although In the battles
around Santiago the regular troops bore
the brunt of the fighting, and in Porto
Rico and the Philippines have taken an
important part in the various engagements.
The operation of the law, so far as It con
cerns regulars receiving their discbarges,
Is that a number of soldiers who enlisted
as lato as July, and who are now leaving
the service, are being paid two months'
extra pay, while others who have served
from nine to twelve years In the army, and
who stormed the heights of San Juan, are
compelled to leave the service without any
addition whatever to the pay found due
them upon their final discharge. A sim
ilar condition exists with regard to the ma
Tho old regulars who are serving in Cu
ba and the Philippines, whose terms of
enlistment are just expiring, are incensed
over the refusal of the paymasters to give
them the extra pay that the volunteers and
short-time regulars are receiving, but the
paymasters have no option in the matter.
It is believed that Congress had no Inten
tion of slighting the regulars. The word
ing of the law was probably not examined
carefully in the closing days of Congress.
The President and Mrs. McKlnley, Vice
President and Mrs. Hobart and Senator
Ilanna have been at Jekyl Island, Ga,
this week with ex-Secretary Bliss. Speaker
Thomas B. Reed was also there, the guest
of one of the owners of the island, which
Is a private winter resort controlled by
several men. There has been discussion
all over the country to the effect that the
President and the Speaker would have a
private conference In reference to the next
Republican national convention. Their
inenus, nowever, insist that there was no
political significance in the two men being
on the little island off the Georgia coast at
the same time.
Old Justin Morguii.
Wonderful Strength of the Founder of
the (ircatest Roadster Family Ever
Much has been written of the weight-
pulling capacity of the old-time Morgan
horse. Old Justin Morgan, founder of the
greatest roadster family ever known to
man, was described by D. L. Linsley as a
horse standing 1-1 hands high and weighing
u.jU pounds, yet, it is slated on good author
ity, that this little horse could run faster,
trot faster and walk faster than any of the
other horses in this section or Vermont,
and not only that, uut he could start a
bigger load and pull it farther than most of
tbel200 pound horses. InLinsley's Interest
ing work on the Morgan horse.the following
almost incredible story of Justin .Morgan
Is related by -Nathan Aye, a trustworthy
man: "un one occasion l went to a saw
mill, where I spent most of the day, and
during that time many trials were made.
for a small wager, to draw a certain pine
log, which lay some 10 miles away from
the sawmill. Some horses were hitched to
it that would weigh 1200 pounds, but not
one of them could movo the log its length.
About dusK .b,vans came down from his
logging field, which was near by, and I
told him the particulars of the drawing
match. Evans requested me to show him
the log, which I did. He then ran back to
the tavern and challenged the company to
bet a gallon of rum that lie could draw the
log fairly on to the log way at three pulls
with his colt (the stallion Justin Morgan).
The challenge was promptly accepted, and
each having taken a glass the whole com
pany went down to the spot. Arriving on
the ground, Evans said, 'I am ashamed
to hitch my horse to a little log like that,
but If three of you will get on and ride, if
I don't draw it I will forfeit the rum.' Ac
cordingly three of those least able to stand
were placed on the log. I was present
with a lantern and cautioned those on the
log to look out for their legs for I had seen
the horse draw and knew that something
had got to como. At the word of com
mand the horse started log and men and
went more than half the distance without
stopping. At the next pull he landed the
load at spot agreed upon, to the astonish
ment of all present."
News From Manila.
ReiKjrta of fighting in the Island of
Necros, without any particulars, have
reached Manila. Spanish refugee plan
ters, who have reached Ilouo, say that
natives south of Backolod, on Negros, are
threatening to destroy haciendas and crops,
Uen. Utis cabled Tuesday that the trans
porta Ohio and Senator sailed from Manila
on Monday, ana tnat tne uranc would leave
on the 25th, with all the sick and wounded
necessary to ship. He also reported that
he could not begin shipment ot volunteers
at present, but hoped to do so soon.
A London despatch says the Filipino Jun
tas in that city and Paris have received no
news from the Philippines during the past
eight days, and they say "they lear the
Americans havo discovered and stODned
their means of sending news from Manila."
The United States Philippine commission
at Manila has decided to issue a pronuncla-
mento to the inhabitants of the island.
The MhailovrinK Gods.
"I scorn your empty creeds, and bend my knee
to none or an me sous auoreu or men;
t worehln nothln?. that I mav be free."
- saia one, you aueei io rreeaom
delicious and wholesome
its. v 1
powcta co., wiw von.
Forty-Five Lives Lost
In the Windsor Ilotrl Fire I the Pres
ent l'ollce I'sllmate,
Tho fragments of another body, tho
twelfth, were found in the Windsor Hotel
ruins on the 47th street side, opposite tho
third window from the rear yesterday
morning. Seven bones and the rear part
of the skull are all that remained of the
body and there was no clothing by which
to Identify it. Tho police now estimate
that at least 45 persons were lost in tho
fire. This estimate does not include a
number of strangers visiting friends at tho
time of the fire. A discovery of checks in
the ruins bearing the name of Miss Amelia
U. Kussner, one of the greatest painters of
miniatures, led to rumors that sho was
one of the victims. It is learned, however,
that she sailed for Europe In February.
A Khcc War In Arkansas,
A race war in Little Rock county, Ar
kansas, has already caused the death of
seven negroes, and many more probably
will bo lynched before the trouble is set
tled. The white population are greatly
stirred up over the matter, and large mobs
of heavily armed and determined men are
collecting. It was discovered Tuesday
that plans had been made by a number ot
negroes for a race war and many white
men were marked for victims. The seven
negroes who were lynched were members
of this conspiracy, and parties are scouring
the county for the remaining 10 members.
The negroes throughout the county are
fleeing for their lives. It is thought that
many more negroes have been killed be
sides the seven whose bodies have been
found. The colored population in Little,
Rock county is large and for many years
has proved troublesome. Frequent mur
ders have occurred lately and the people
several times have found it necessary to
take the law into their own hands.
The FIchtliiR at Hollo.
Details of the fighting at Hollo on March
10 show that 400 rebel riflemen from Pania
were met by seven companies of the 18th
regiment of United States infantry and a
battalion of tho Tennessee volunteers. As
supports these troops had three two-inch.
Hotchkiss guns, under Gen. Miller, north
of Jaro, across the river. The Americans
were met witn a neavy nre. une man
was killed and 15 were wounded of the
18th regiment, and there were several
cases of sunstroke. Gen. Miller estimates
that 50 men were killed and that 100 were
Exploded Xltro-Glycerlne Left by-
In an attempt to open the safe of the
Med way, Mass., savings bank, which burg
lars had partly wrecked during Monday
night, John Myers, a safe expert, caused
an explosion of a charge of nitro-glycerine,
which the robbers had left behind In' their
sudden flight. Myers was severely cut
about the head and upper part of the body.
E. C. Wilson, a bank trustee, had hi3 jaw
and right arm broken. Tho physical shock
may cost his life.
Killed Ills Schoolteacher.
Frank Bailey, 17, shot and wounded
fatally Miss Harriet Prescott, his school
teacher, at Salisbury, N. H., Tuesday.
Bailey had been paying much attention to
his teacher, who had told him that he
must stop calling on her. On two occa
sions he followed her to her home after
school and went to the door and asked to
see her. Both times he was told that she
was not in. This made Bailey angry, and
he told her that he would see her or know
the reason why. After school Tuesday
Bailey went and spoke to her. She made
him an answer that he did not like. Tak
ing a pistol from his pocket, he fired one
shot into her chest above the heart. She
was taken to her home, where she died
John Sherman Improving.
Ex-Secretary of State John Sherman,
whose serious illness was reported last
week, is now on board the steamship Paris
at Santiago de Cuba. He is better than at
any time since he was taken sick and his
recovory is expected. A story was tele
graphed all over tho country early In the
week to the effect that his death took place
en route from Jamaica to Santiago.
J. B. Smith, who has lived some years
on Earle street, is to movo his family to
Woonsocket next week.
Tho members of the Knights of Pythias
organization are to attend divine service
Sunday at the Congregational church,
J. J. Fenton &. Co.'s storo has been
closed the last two days marking down
goods for an immense "dissolution sale"
which begins tomorrow morning at a
o'clock. This Is brought about by the re
cent death of O. D. Esterbrook of Brattle
boro, a member of the firm. Prices are
mado nearly half what they were formerly.
C. L. Barber has rented his farm be
tween here and Saxtons River to Wm. S.
Dunham for the coming year. Mr. Dun-
bam expects to associate some other party
with him in handling the farm as a vege
table and milk farm to be used in connec
tion with Town's hotel, and the surplus
production will be sold to the public. Mr.
Urlswold of the Boston market is discuss
ing taking an interest in it.
(Other Bellows Falls news on 7th page.)
Food for Thought.
There are some figures and facts that aro
Koyai waiting rowaer is snown uy tno
U. S. Govenrment tests to yield 1C0.0 cubic
Inches of leavening gas per ounce, a much
greater strength than was found in any
The alum powders were shown to yield
about 00 cubic inches.
Is It not economy to uso the Royal, even
thought the alum powders should cost but
half as much?
Again, Royal is a pure cream of tartar
baking powder, recommended by health
oiucers and physicians necause tne ioou
raised by It is tendered more digestible and
Alum baking powders aro condemmed by
physicians and boards of health as unwhole
some. Their continued use will eventually
cause serious digestive troubles.
Therefore there is both health and econ-
omy In the use of the Royal. Is It p4
peratlve, the actual whohworr
food being at stake, JH-"'?1"''"- 'For
bornly refect tho Ir3'1 18 "able.
healtliBr'd ; TllBaU,,
we wisnto make public acknowldgeme
We wish to make public acknowldgement of
Byiupamr anu sunsiamiai aid man-
fMtl ma. .nil nM....). i
a.vu.v. w.v. huu w , V. l.tU UJ UUI WI(IIUVrfl BUU
filenda in our times of need and would tender
them our sincere thanks.
WM. B. BIDI.EY.
Newfane, Vt, March 80,
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