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E S T E Y O RGAN COMPANY
The ESTEY standard has al
ways been to make the best
piano possible. ESTEY rep
utation has been established.
Buy an ESTEY and it is
guaranteed in every respect.
Estey Organ Co.
Pianos To Rent
Sales Department Brattleboro, Vt.
"Gold Medal" flour is
the best flour made. It
is manufactured from
North Dakota wheat
that by analysis has
shown to contain the
greatest amount of Glu
ten and Phosphates, the
elements that assure
strength, purity and
color. The mills are
the most painstaking
and the machinery the
most expensive. :: ::
E. Crosby & Co.
C. H. EDDY
gg MORTGAGES go
THAYER &. QALE,
AT JACOBS' BAKERY
You Will Find
a Good Assortment of Food
Wheat bread, cream bread, Vienna
entire wheat bread, graham bread,
M bread, brown bread and seed bread;
l rolls, dntiphmita m-oo anA nlnln fife
... ' CJ......I.J UITW, UW i"
it. Wnds. cakes In variety, cookies,
J15- All pure, home-made goods made
nom the beat or material.
J. E. JACODS,
47 Main Street
GREEN MOUNTAIN BEAUTY
61?8hlLiTesls.tere1 Morgan stallion, No.
I&b.S i mako the season of 1907 at Wll
ura",le' v, k Terms. $16, $5 down. Pas
air?. f,urn"hea at 50 cents per week for
rardi ,0. be bred. Correspondence re
dwing aatea sollclted
nut ,mIountaln Beauty la- a dark chest
A I four years '1. stands 16-S
Bar I J fJT: weighs 1130 pounds. Has fine
wen t . i8.1.1' magnificent head and neck,
hbi "mba and beautifully rounded
jun-J5 , puro ealted trotter, and la a
U, , ; , Picture of the Morgan horse.
"'nil . .'he flrst Premium at Addison
will V.' '1'r' Mlddlebury, Vt In 1905, and
Vt tM.nt the Valley Fair, Brattleboro,
' 'i year, September.
Jss, M. P. Grout, Wllllamsvllle, Vt.
EXCHANGE late-hatched last
tVf.,.'. , blers tor hen turkeys. Fine,
ney vt F' U HOUGHTON, Put-
Good Printing E. L. Hildreth & Co.
Sawaco is one of the
finest pound papers. We
carry SAWACO in three
sizes with envelopes to
35c per pound
Four quires in each
pound. In pound pack
ages only at this price.
Our Annual Sale
Monday, July 29
We will close our entire
stock of dolls regardless
The lucky date in our
June Sale was
All holding yellow slips
of that date will have
money refunded on
presentation of same.
THE COW'S FRIEND
Protects Cattle and Horses from the
A sure preventive and best of all
ONLY 75c THE GALLON
Sold in Brattleboro at Wholesale and
BROOKS HOUSE BLOCK
NO MORE GRAY HAIR
1907 Hair Tonic and Restorer
Increases tlio growth, keeps tlio scalp cool,
smooth and freo from dandruff. Guaranteed
to restore gray or streaked hair to original
color. Writo or call at 17 Main Street, Brat
NO MORE GRAY HAIR
SAVINGS BANK DEPOSITORS
Money deposited In the Savings depart
ment of this hank draws Interest at 31.2
per cent. Money deposited the first 5 days
of January, April, July and Octoler draws
Interest from tho first or the month. De
posits go on Interest the first of every
month. Interest compounded April Is
and October 1st.
fcWWl tnny bo deposited in each Savings
Ilank or Trust Company In Vermont free
This bunk furnishes check books to Its
customers for use In this department free
Safe Deposit Boxes $3.00 per year.
Acts as Administrator, Executor, Trus
tec and Guardian.
TirANTED-School teacher for fall and
..'., winter terms. OEOltOE HUUIIF.S,
rAFTKU-TW0. or three yountr men to
HTM ten,&8?h0,C,al0 bU8"ie!- ft'
WAKTKD-Two teachers for the West
tW '"ver schools. Address J, L. IIAHT
LKTT, West Dover, Vt. ai.3w
WANTED - Carpenters for interior finish,
ivnnnwVf.&'U- .,WA80N MANUFACTrii.
1NO COMPANY, llrlKhtwood. Miws. 30.4w
WANTED Laborers for steady employ.
. JSSI'JSf. " ""(tes m factory and
yard. IlltATTI.KIIOItOCAIIINF.TCO. lw
WAN TUB To buv spruce, pine, hemlock.
., , oasswood. and oak in log, or standing
timber. HOI.DE.V i MARTIN. Ilnittleboro
Immediately, two girls for kitchen,
We arc. in tho market for 21-8 in. dry ox
Pine and 1 In. and 2 in Chestnut.
Wo will also buy a few lots of standing
MORTON E. CONVERSE & SON
17011 SAI.K-Cholce lot ot slab wood. MOL
! DEN Jg MAltTIN. 2btf
IOKSALE-FIks. A. R. HARNES, Dummer
. P. O., Vernon, Vt.
P011 iSh.LE-A ",,bl wo"' wrkinif business
A: CO., llrattleboro. Vt. 30.tr
1T10H SALEA (food family horse. 10 years
. . .old. safe for anyone to drlvp. innnlr,.
it SALE CIIKAP-Threet) foot oak l,ow
cacs. In good t'onilltliin. vtrr.uiv i.
IllMtN'KTT, IlrattlelKiro, Vt.
VL'TT t-....l..i ... ........i...
a,i.r. - crmont bred hones. New
.A. and second-hand harness always on hand
w'nVi iJi0'",1,'1.0'. rtfu M roet- Telephone
Jtm.N (i. HAhI.lt. tf
RENT Tenement on
C. H. CnOWEhL
rpt UEN'T- Furiiibhod rooms.
X rear of llaptfst Church.
rP,fKXT-Otie new live room tenement on
JL Wrgu street. HOLDE.V - MAltTIN.
rpo HENT-Tenciiient in Granite block. 5
JL rooms. Inquire ot O.J. 1'ltATT. iMf
rpq ; KENT Two furnished rooms for light
JL housekeeping, also furnished rooms, Hot
ting Illock. lliirh St. M-tf
' HHNT.-Desk room in Milic
-M- iiuuricun iiiiiiuinu'.
IlElt STA.M1 M'K'O CO.
rjlO KENT -Six-room tenement with bath.
viptmr .00!d .,v,''!cri Harden. JOSEPH
MCIIOL. West IlrattlolHiro Slock Farm. IS-tf
rpo LET A liimLcr job containing 5m,it
O. feet, more or less. ;M soft wood from
stump to sticks, also aliout 75 coids of bark to
PfCilinrV,ri.V,I?,tcKtnfor,nn,lon hiqulre of C.
M. IIOLIIKOOK, 8 Frost Place. Hrittleboro.
CHIMNEYS built, denned and repaired.
Address M. J. C.VVANAOII. llrattleboro:
JSAHVA Junk Dealer buys old Iron and
. other metals, rags etc. Shop on Elm St.
nESSMAKINO-SIBS. It, P. SPEN
CER, 15 Grove St. Satisfaction
LOST During month of December. 1MW.
Pass Hook No. 3j()!)8oii Vermont Savings
Hunk, llrattleboro. Vt., Issued to George
Harrison Phelps. Finder please send to said
Phelps, as Central street, Worcester, Mas . or
to tho above named bank. 2tMw
BANK BOOK LOST
Savings Dank Hook No. 16715. of tho Brattle
boro Savings Ilank of Brattleboro, Vermont,
standing in namo of Paul DeWolf Crosier hav
ing been lost, stolen or destroyed, notlco is
hereby given to anyone having said book to
return same to the abovo named bank.
BRATTLEBORO SAVINGS BANK
July 9, 1007
BANK BOOK LOST
Bank Book No. 1128a of the Brattleboro
Savings Bank of Brattleboro, Vt issued May
31, 1887, in tho name of Mary A, Leahy, having
been lost, stolen or destroyed, notice Is hereby
given to anyone having said book to return
same to this bank.
BRATTLEBORO SAVINGS BANK,
July 22. 1907 Brattleboro, Vt.
If you wish to buys sell or exchange, como
to the old reliable agency. Residences, tcno
ment property, business chances, timbcriands,
Anything In realty anywboro.
S. W. EDGETT & COMPANY,
Piano Tuner. Also Fine Repairing.
Coming within an inch of death
People often speak of It. Families often
como within an Inch of Insurance. We
advise you to Insure the lost Inch. 58th
year. National Llfo Insurance Co., Mont
peller, Vt. (Mutual.)
H. E. TAYLOR & 80N.
Insurance, Crosby Block, Brattleboro, Vt,
BRATTLEBORO, FRIDAY, JULY 2G, 1007.
FltlDAY. Jt l.Y 26, 1007.
THE VERMONT PH(ENIX.
Fnblished at Brattleboro every Friday by
O. L. FRENCH.
TERMS. $1.30 per year in advance; l( not
paid within the year 2.
Hates of advertising furnished on application,
birth, marriage and death notices published
free; obituary notices, cards of thanks, etc.,
75 cents for a space of 12 lines or less.
(Entered at the Brattleboro Post Office as
second class mail matter.)
According to the government')! compila
tion of crop statistics more tlinn 6.000
acres of corn are frrowlnR In Vermont
this yonr, nnd the present condition of
the crop Is Rl per cent., which Is nbovc
the ten yenr nveriiKP.
The city of HurllnBton Is to have a fil
tration plant with electrical equipment ns
tho result of prolonRPd agitation of the
water question in that city. A contract
was awarded .Monday to the Iyey con
struction company of Now York for the
construction of such a plnnt at a cost
St. Johnsbury closed its 15-day "whirl
wind cnmpalRn" to raise J2S.000 for Its
Young Men's Christian association last
Monday evening with a total of 127,653.60
In hand. The final gifts were announced
nt 11 o'clock and then, while tho church
bells rang, there was a jollification in the
rooms with applause, speeches nnd the
singing of the doxology.
What n handle has been made, nt home
and abroad, for fifteen or twenty years
back, of Vermont's "almndoned farms!"
The state's permanent decay has been
argued, and even tnken for granted, be
cause so many of the more remote hill
farms are no longer lived upon and cul
tivated. Our problem i. serious enough,
but it shrinks to small proportions com
pared with what tho state of Now York
Is "up against" in the some direction, ac
cording to an article reprinted in this
paper from the .Vow York Tribune.
As stated in another paragraph, tho
fund of nbout JIjOO. orlglnnlly subscribed
by Itrnttleboro citizens for tlio Connecti
cut river dam survey, has boon returned
to tho subscribers by tho Connecticut
Itivrr I'owor company during tho past
week. Hy agreement of the subscribers
nearly the whole of this sum will be
turned in toward n fund to lo used for
securing new nnd desirable manufacturing
Industiles for Hrnttleboro. It Is under
stood thnt the I'owor company will con
tribute n substantial sum for this pur
pose and that the board of trade has M0
In Its treasury available for this use A
systematic campaign of Inquiry and pub
licity, with n vlow to loooting and attract
ing Industries of th0 class mentioned,
will bo undertaken through n. competent
and efficient committor. It Is n progros
sivo business movement which should
command united support.
District I'asfengor Agent Jamos H.
Wood and Ticket Agent C. Wilson of tho
Southern Hallway wer pcntenccil last
week In the state court in Ashovlllo,
N'. C. to tho chain gang for thirty days
for selling railway tlokots ae the rate of
moro than 2i; cents por mllo in violation
of tho law enacted by tho legislature of
tho state. A conflict between the State
nnd Federal courts hat crown out of this
oaso, owing to n doclsion rendered by
Judge Prltohnrd In the I'ntted States cir
cuit court nt Asheville Mondav. dischar
ging those men from custody on tho
ground thnt the penalty clause In the
new law .In unconstitutional nnd void.
Doth sides announce tholr Intention of
carrying tho enso to tho 1'nitod States
supremo court. President Roosevelt has
sent Assistant Attorney General S.mford
to Ashovlllo to prepare for the Important
legal contest as to the scope of the Fed
eral and State authorities over tho rail
roads. World-Wide Scarcity of Labor.
A labor export in the government ser
vice at Washington says: "There Is a
scarcity of labor all over the world.
The fact Is widespread prosperity nnd the
unparalleled enterprise of the ago hnvo
led to the undertaking of moro great
projects than can possibly be completed
within a reasonable time. Good labor at
reasonable prices Is no longer to bo had.
Tho world's labor market Is wholly unable
to supply the demand, nor Is this surpris
ing when the number of great projects
now under way Is taken Into considera
tion." First of all, on this side the wa
ter, is the construction of the Panama
canal. In Canada 6000 miles of transcon
tinental railway are under way. In New
York city and Its environs many thou
sands of men nre employed In the sub
ways, and In the construction of railway
tunnels and terminals and similar de
velopment, and all over the country new
enterprises aro In progress, of which the
Connecticut river dam, here at our own
doors, la a prominent Instance and Illus
tration. A Story from Cuba.
The statement comes In a despatch
from Havana that an uprising against
United States occupation was planned by
Cuban .lrreconcflnbles for July 12, and
that It was discovered by tho United
States military authorities Just In time
to head It off. According to thU des
patch the trouble arose from the attempt
of the quartermaster of the American
garrison In Morro castle, Santiago, to
beautify the grounds nbout the old fort
ress by setting out trees. Unluckily ho
selected cocoanut palms nnd having ob
tained from an acquaintance 100 young
tre&s he had them properly planted.
Whilo tho captain was congratulating
himself on the success of his efforts
to Improve Cuban properly without cost,
for nil the planting was dono voluntarily
by the garrison, tho rumor went flying
through the whole -province that the
Americans were planting "cocoa" on tho
Morro, nnd since It takes six years for a
"coco" to bear It was obvious that tho
Americans Intended to remain for at
least that period. This Inflamed the zeal
of the patriots and a plan ws laid to
"rush" small or Isolated posts of rural
puards. massacre tho mon, nnd then, ns
the Insurgent ranks increased, attack
SantlnBo itsolf nnd If posslblo wipe out
the American garrison. American ofllcers
scented tho trouble, secret service men
ferreted out tho details, and the whole
Plot was oxpased.
This story has n very amusing sound,
but It doubtless well Illustrates the tlck-
IJsh nature of tho problem with which
Americnn have to deal In Cuba.
Mr. Bryan on Public Ownership.
The declaration for government owner-
shlii of railroads which Mr. Bryan made
in his Madison Square garden apcech nt
the time of his "welcome home" after
his tour around the world Is evidently
giving film uneasiness ns next year's
presidential campaign draws near. Sev
ern! times ho lins taken occasion to say
thnt ho did not contemplate Immediate
government ownership nnd last Saturday
ho gave out the statement from his home
nt Lincoln, Nebraska, in which he snM
that "government ownership is not an
immedlnte Issue" and that "thero Is no
desire anywhere to make government
ownership an Issue In 190S." He lets
himself down as onslly as possible by de
claring that tho first duty Is to secure
proper regulations of the railroads and
that the Democratic party must unquali
fiedly declare its national platform for
"effective railroad legislation," a subject
on which "the Republican national plat-
rorms navo boon silent." Mr. Hryan con
eludes his statement with this dcclara
"Tho President hns partly aided with
the Democratic view on this subject, but
so far the Republican lenders havo reso
lutely opposed It. The President Is help
lng to educate the people up to the need
of railroad regulation, but Ma party,
under its present leadership, Is power
less to accomplish this or any other Im
"If the Democratic party will clearly
and irrevocably demand: First, tho ascer
taining of the value of all tho railroads;
second, the preventing of overcapitaliza
tion, and, third, the reduction of rata
to a point whore they will yield only a
reasonable return on tho real vnlue of the
roads. It will commend itself not only
to Democrats, but to those Republicans
who have been led to study the railroad
question. The railroad situation presents
a vital Issue, and the Issuo should be so
stated that every one can understand the
The New York Commercial, an Inde
pendent Republican newspaper, makes
tills commont on Mr. Rrynn's apparent
uncertainty as to where he U "at" on the
railroad regulation problem:
"As an opportunist, a modifier, n "trim
mer" wo hasten to commend the Hon
orable William Jennings Bryan of Ne
braska. On his return from an extended
tour abroad a year or so ago Colonel
Bryan assured an eagerly expectant
throng of awaiting partisans nnd the
country-nt-large that the ono great po
litical problem before the American peo
ple was the government ownership of
the rnllronds. and ho declared with em
phatic posltlvcneM that the presidential
campaign of 150 would bo fought on
that Issue. He was oven more certain
of the correctness of that proposition and
prophecy than he Is now thnt it would be
"unwise" to turn attention from govern
ment regulation of the railroad., "on
which tho people nre ready to act" to ah
soluto government ownership of the rail
roads. "on which the people are not
ready to act." What he will be cock
sure of next January nobody would dare
mako a guess; what he will predict next
May will almost unquestionably be dif
ferent from what ho predicts now.
America at The Hague.
Represented by the keen nnd oloquent
Choato, tho mngnetic Portor, the forceful
Ilartholdt and other Intellectual giants,
American prestige nppenrs to be making
Itself felt for the cause of peace and Jus
tice In tho great world congress nt The
Hague. During the week two distinct
victories aro credited to tho American
delegation. First, the proposal that a
nation shall resort to arbitration before
going to war to collect tho debts claimed
by citizens against a foreign power, and,
second, tho decisive vote of twenty-one
nntions to eleven In favor of the Amer
ican proposal to mako private property
ot sea invlolnble In times of war. Besides
this, Mr. Choate made an Impressive
speecli in favor of the adoption of a gen
eral arbitration scheme. St. Louis Globo
Democrnt. A New York City Undertaking to Cost
Twice as Much as Panama Canal.
Tho July American Magazine contains
an article on "Manhattan: an Island Out
grown," which Is the best description
yet made of tho extraordinary trans
portation Improvements now being made
In and about New York city.
The transit problem In New York city
today has becomo tho most difficult, com
plicated and vexatious which faces any
American city; nnd twice as much money
Is being spent to solve It ns Is being ex
pended on the construction of tho
Panama canal. That trans-oceanic ditch
will cost ?200,000.000.
"The Pennsylvania railroad alone Is
spending $100,000,000 to tunnel tho two
rivers nnd build a terminal In Manhattan.
Tho McAdoo tubes under the North
(or Hudson) river will cost J75.000.000
more. The New York Central Railroad
Is going to erect an enormous new ter
minal station nnd bring nil Its trains Into
tho city by electric power. The Belmont
tubes under tho East river to Long
Island City and the city subway tubes
from tho Battery to Brooklyn repre
sent the expenditure of millions more.
And new subways under tho East river
and north through the city Itself aro
being planned, while a new bridge Is
under way across Blackwell's Island,
Tho creative artists of the twentieth
century are undoubtedly the engineers
(tho creative Instinct Is not dead; It Is
merely working in another medium); and
New York city will soon contain one ol
tho greatest achelvements, an achieve
ment even moro radical than at flrat
glance It appears, for It Is made possible
by electricity and represents for tho
flrst time on a thorough going scale
tho change' In motive power on railroads
from the steam locomotives of the past
seventy years to the electrically driven
train. In a short time probably three
yoars at most four railroad systems
will bring their enormous traffic Into the
very heart of Manhattan Island under
rivers and streets and avenues, without
a puff of smoke or a sound of steam.
Underground, In silence and clean air,
they will como and so depart again,
while the Hudson River steamers pass
over tho Washington express and the
carriages on Park avenue roll above tho
Bay State limited. The achievement Is
stupendous and unique."
Mrs. Fred Sargent's Sunday school cln.s
had a picnic in Cinrk's grove Wednesday.
The afternoon was spent In playing
games, and recitations were given by Miss
.mruin i-eier.on ot .New Iondon. Conn.
Eighteen went to enjoy the outing.
Announcement wns made this morning
thnt tho last excursion to Watch Hill nnd
Illock Island Would ho hold Knlnrrlav
Aug. 3. Announcement wns also mode of
reuueeu iicKot rates to the Old Home
week celebration in Boston next week.
Tho fire department was called out
again Sunday afternoon to extinguish the
fire which destroyed Stuart Pratt's barn
last week Wednesday afternoon. The
big pile of new hay smouldered from
Wednesday night until Sunday when it
b azed up again. Several men with hand
chemicals were first sent up to extinguish
the fire, but flnnlly the steamer was
called to drown It out.
W. D. Lonilinn moved into his new bar
ber shop in tho I'llery building yesterday
and received n large number of his friends
nnd patrons in the hnndsomely finished
new qtinrtors. The shop includes the en
tire Store formerlv
ton nnd Is fitted up with the most mod-
V" "i'i'"nnces, including six Koch's hy
draulic barber chairs with sanitary head
reats and n towel sterilizer, the first one
In town. In nnn wlnrlrtM. i, .11 t
complete line of barber supplies and In
side Is a rase for the sale of cigars.
Henrv Itelnnnr lino tn.i.n..i
i .1 . --,-- 'toi.icu u. luur cnair
bootblacking .nnnd on the south side of
the shop and uses the south window for a
display of his goods.
,Joh.n S.VclMu who ls ,,olnR the work
Iinrrls hoiiRc for Cmr r i.Am
- . n v. . sivuiiii, .13
present owner, expects to have that work
-o far nlnntr tho
, , " . i.ii.. vtvrv UJill nc
con begin work upon the changes on the
i !. " r 1,10 vprmont National bank
building, which hnvo already been spoken
of. Tho mnin wnrtr will l. - t...njt
brick fireproof vault above the bank vault
im reaiing upon tne walls of that vault
S n foundation. This vault t.111 v,.. .
.ui. 11,11 utl.l- H y I
compartments: nne in nnnt.l. .v. , i
' , " -.".ii.iiii mi; JJIUUillf
records of tho Marlboro district and tho
uiuit mr mo use or c. C. Fltt. Mr.
Fltts rents the whole floor and will sub
let the roar rnnm for r, r nm
probate court. His own offices will ho
fitted up In the front nnd corner rooms.
Prof. N. Nik! nf dm tti,vi.i
mont stnelf farm onnA...i ...i. i.
i ,i v-i.,.,1. vwu wui wie ag
ricultural college in Snpora, Japan, was
ii wnn e.iriy in mo weoK vwitlng F L,
Houghton. Prof. Nik! came to America
in April to buy pure hred cattle for the
agricultural college and on his arrival
wrote Mr. Houghton as secretary of
America for advice as to where to se
cure thorn. Through Mr. Houghton's
help ho wn. able to buy some fine Hol
stoln stock In the United States and some
Shorthorns nnd Ayrshlrcs In Canada. He
visited Mr. Houghton to thank him for
hi8 assistance nn,l wna clinn -m
and methods of keeping the records of tho
Holstein-Freslan association. Ho went
from hero to Amherst where he visited
. rui. vt imam I . Brocks.
ThO OShoS nf thrt U(A llnn... t- Tl-l.l r
han t ranclseo rnrmnrir f nwit.ui
f ...... u, uinilKUUIII,
were Interred In tho family lot In Pros
pect Hill cemetery Tuesday. His son,
Charles K. Field, nnd Mr. Hotillng, a per
sonal friend, onmn fmm r H- ...t.v.
tho ashes arriving Saturday. From Sat-
uruuy uniu mesuny they were guests at
moire-M. un .Monday Mrs. II. C wn-
ard. sister nf lTenn v t.-MiT,i in-
David Wlllard, Mr. Hotaling, and Charles
K. Field, went to Newfnne to visit scenes
which were- so familiar to the Field fam
ily in days gone by. It is no .surprise to
Brattleboro friends to know Ihat Mrs.
rieiu nas received a rre.it immh,. nf
otters from mnuv nlnon- .ini.. h..
band's death, tho writers of which said
they felt that they had lost their best
friend anil exnrosseil lin.irifnt, .nn-,.,.
at his death.
Tho latest "U-leU-" ,l,rt ti
division of the Central Vermont railroad
is against tho recently established prac
tice of shipping calves to market In the
mail car. Farmers In the West River
valley find it more convenient to send
calves to BraflelKiro by train, for re
sblpment on the cattle train leaving here
each Mondav. than to hrlnp- thorn in h,-
team. The roar compartment of tho mull
car has been made Into a pen nnd each
Monday morning from one to fivo calves
make tho trin In Tlpnlllnh... t t t
UIIUIIUUVIU ill ll. xn
hot weather the odor is not altogether
incasing ana tne passengers who ride in
tho smnlffni- rnmnirtmon t o I. . mi.
O Itltlll. UW UIU UkllVl
end of tho car not only object on their
own account, but they wonder how the
postnl clerk who is compelled to ride clo
ser to the nnlmnU ls able to stand It It
is 1inr1orstnn1 thnt if thn ...nil..
. .. ...... .. 11M11.1111: tuu-
tlnues tho attention of the postal author
ities win do caueu to it.
Rrnttlohnrn hnc hon anWln- n -..i.j
--.-w w viijujin 11 JCllUU
of almost entire absence of contagious
disease. At no time In recent years have
so few cases been reported to the board of
health In the past two months. In
xnai lime tne only cases reported were
one of diphtheria, and one of whooping
cough which was probably a mistake as
the child was nil over tho nttnelf In n few
days. Commonly there Is considerable
Illness amonr children In sm.imoi- h,tt tno
doctors say that they have very few
calls for childish ills this season. This
speaks well for tho milk supply of the
town ns aiseaso ot young cnildren is a
pretty sure indication of its poor quality.
There have been very few deaths In the
town the past three months and taking
everything into consideration thie nn
well be called ono of the most healthful
summers so tar tnat Brattleboro has ever
A large number of the parishioners of
St. Mlchnol's Episcopal church gathered
In the homo of Congressman Klttredge
Hasklns last night for nn Informal recep
tion to Rev. Enoch Thompson of Wash
ington, D. C", who Is serving the church
temporarily ns rector. The evening was
spent pleasantly with music by Leltslng
cr's orchestra and songs by Alfred S.
Thnmnann nnrt Xtr TTnlnh DaH.a nn,
gathering wns for the purpose of making
.-ur. unompson reel at nome with tho
church people and bringing them In closer
tnilrh with him tnrllMi,nl1,. ITa I- -a-..
lng tho church until Rev. W. J. Hamil
ton oi ueiaware way, uei., is aoie to be-
crln Tvnrlr horo Aft IT.mltlnn aaaa-i.a.1
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a call to become rector of tho church In
the spring but has been prevented from
uiniiiK up me worn nere Dy a serious
Mr. Lawson Speaks for Himself.
To the Editor of The Phoenix;
Hflvlntr learned thnt nt tho vooont a.hAni
meeting my name was placed In nomlna-
iiuu jur a posuion on me scnooi board, I
desire, through your paper, to say that
it was so aone wunout my knowledge.
It would, however, have been absolutely
Impossible for me to havo neoonto tho
office if elected, I desire also to express my
CTatificntton nt tho result of tho rAAtlnn.
and my hearty approval of tho adminls-
uuuuii in mo past year, anu my very
trreat nlivisiirn nt tho rooiootinn a i.
Osirnnii whoso nei-vloo f o 41,0 ..aa-iIa
. . . . . . M " . 1. 1 VJ IIUJIIO I1UQ
been so Intelligent, disinterested and self-
Youw very sincerely,
GEORGE B, LAWSON.
Bennington, Vt, July 24.
NO SPECIAL MEETING
Agreement to Extend the Water
Works Option One Year
By Consent of All Parties In Interest the
Option Is Extended to Jan. 1, 1909
Reasons for this Action which Prom
ises to Stop All Controversy on the
Water Works Question.
Tender nn nL'mntnont n.i.iAi, i i
7 " , . -...--....1. niiil.ll IIU3
entered Into by all the parties and per
sons In interest the petition to the bail
iffs to call a special village meeting to
take un and not nn tho i,,i. ,,. i
has been withdrawn, and It is agreed that
me wooie manor snail go over to Jan.
1. 1009. for flnnl rlooUlon ih. .l,...n
meantime remaining Just as It has been
slnco the ennntmont nt tho
charter by the legislature, and without
prejudice to any right or Interest con
cerned. On Mr. Prntt'pll'o no... ,Ua a
i 7 ' " ii. .in; ugitc-
ment ls, In substance an extension from
Dec. 19, 1907, to Jan. 1, 1909, of the time
when, under the amended charter, the vil
lage mnv riooMo trhnlhA. 1. will V.....
rf "ii.iiiii ik mil uuy ills
water systems at the stipulated price of
J2C0,000, plus tho expense of any work dono
unu ouumuiia inaue wiin tne approval of
the village h.illiffs. ir ciii.
ment Is made specifically with W. H. Vin-
.u, uumes r . jiooKer ana E. w. Gibson,
but It is Understood nnrl ao Bl.t.J 41
" .j . 1 l 1 1 , mat
the agreement on their nnri i- tn i,.i,.i,
of the village, or of any municipal cor-
j'uiuuuii wuicn may De autnorlzed by the
legislature to buy and take over tho
Crowell water systems.
The agreement has been drawn In legal
form and when foiiv nicn. a
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pleted will be put on record In the town
Clerk's Ofllrp. Tt la In flt.o coa.Iaaa , n.
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substance, as already Indicated, is:
1st. That Mr. Crnwull nn.l hi-
companies nirrce tn sen ihoi. n-,,A. ....
terns, with all their rights, privileges, and
casements, to Vinton, Hooker, and Gib
son, In accordance with the terms of the
nmended charter of 1900. and the existing
option thereunder, for the sum of J2GO.O0O
"plus the expense of any work done upon
and additions to the plant of the said wa
ter companies which have been done or
added, with tho approval of the bailiffs
of the village of Brattleboro, after De
cember 19, 19u6. and until the said parties
of the second part shall exercise their
2d. The parties of the second part, who
are the aid Vinton, Hooker and Gibson,
are to elect on or before Jan. 1, 1909,
whether they will purchase the water
systems, and If they shall so agree to
purchase them shall then and thereupon
pay on account of such purchase the
sum of $20,000 and shall pay the balance
of the purchase price of J2C0.000, plus the
additions, on or before Oct 1, 1909. The
option expires and becomes null and void
unless taken advantage of on or before
Jan. 1, 1909, the payment of $20,000 becom
ing forfeit If full and final payment Is not
made after electing to take advantage of
the option and buy the systems.
The rights of the village have been
carefully protected by the insertion of
provisions that Mr. Crowell shall keep his
systems in good repair and shall deliver
them to the village free of all incum
brances. It is understood, as a matter of due
nnd -equal Justice on- both sides,-that
neither of the parties to this agreement
shall attempt to secure any legislation
which would be averse or contrary to this
agreement and the Interests involved In it.
The agreement which has taken this
definite form was discussed and outlined
at a conference held In the office of Gib
son A? Wntermnn "Tnnrtn.. m a-a I a a. -aV.a.
members of the water board, of the board
ui "minis, anu omcr citizens representing
nil the Interests concerned, were present.
After n free rllsAttcclon or tho n-hnl. .!..
tlon the agreement was reached with the
unanimous anu nearly approval of all
present. The essential considerations
which influenced this notion In hoholf of
the village were:
1st. That It wnnM rimihtloe- o on.,.
with all controversy on the water ques
tion because it will give the village ample
opportunity to test Mr. Crowell's com
bined water systems and sco Just what
they will do before making any decision
cither to buy them or not to buy them.
"d. Tho nrocont n-miM ho n ..am.
,-.b-w,. ..wuiu m; I. LllllilVUI-
ablo time for the village to attempt to place
a Dona issue oi S3io,U0O on account of the
nihil lam which money commanas in tne
general market. It would be Impossible
iu piuL-e a i per ceni. Dona issue at par on
the present market, but under normal
conditions a 35A per cent, issue could
rimihtless ho nlnoorl nt rif rinn.ii.l
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men say that tho difference In Interest
Imiiu wuuiu amount io Deiween $10,000 ana
It Is a matter of course that this agree
ment does not stop any sufficient num
ber Of votprs from naVInn tho hnlltrV- to
call a special meeting to vote on the wa-
icr question at any time up to Dec. 19
next. The agreement simply represents
tho vloTta of thnco ha-baa- ... I. Va..a V.
- - - ........ w. ,iiu,u iiumillia mill UU.VU UCCIl
most directly connected with the agitation
ui me wmer question, ana u is oenevea
that it will represent the views of and be
coincided in bv n l.iro-o mntnrltv nf tho
citizens of the village.
Tt 1e folt thnt II. -..on-All aab a.Ia.1 I
.v.v vim. viuni:ii iiuo uuini ill
a liberal and generous spirit toward the
viuage in ngreeing to tnis extension of
the option which the village holda under
the amended charter. While he would
submit cheerfully, as a matter of course,
If tho village chose to take advantage of
this option at the present time, he would
like to complete his water systems ns he
originally planned them, and before turn-
tno thorn mu. In I. a .,inM .a..a 11..I.
... ........ v . , .iic iiiu,u iiuiti UlCir
capacity and their successful operation.
inu jo-iijcii main irom Pleasant valley
has, by consent of the bailiffs, been
brought down to the bridge In West
Brattleboro abovo E. II. Davenport's. It
ls understood that It will be Mr. Crowell's
plan, with the further consent of the
bailiffs, to bring this 16-Inch main as 'far
down as the Centrevlllo bridge, where,
besides the connection with the 6-inch
main running down ' the avenue to the
present reservoir. It will bo connected by
a 10-lnch pipe running out to Elm Cor
ners, with the 6-lnch pipe which
was laid to carry the water from Aldrlch
hrnnfr tn 17 j. a. a . 1 1 1 a a.. t-a.aa ytim
.w -.j i v. j 1 1 ij tviiu jr.ua.Jci;b Jim,
but the use of which was discontinued
on account of tho poor quality of the
water. This connection will give an
abundant supply of water tn nil parts of
the village. There will be two 6-lnch
connections with the general village Bys-
icm, una me lo-incn main win very ma
terially reduce the loss by friction.
MISS TJoIIIa Ttrlll-A urntlt n-..A-AlA.. , a
......... - - ' . x ucouujr iv
visit her aunt, Mrs. J. J, O'Donnell In
I uranoy, .moss, .-uisa Brown will also visit
hM" brothers, Morris and William Brown
I In Norwood and Roxhurv bofnro return.
.w...v.w, Him , IIIIUHI I1IUIYII
In Norwood and Roxbury before return
AH HI M.irV nrlfftn will onon o .linn. ,a a
. i. ..... Uja... u. B1IU11IJASW-
Ing nnd manicure parlor on the second
floor of tho Hooker building next week.
She recently spent seven weeks In Bos
ton studying shampooing, scalp treat
ment and manicuring.
It's difficult for a woman to love a man
that no other woman admires.