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BRATTLEBORO, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 1912.
LOOKED GOOD AT THE FAIR
They will look still better in your
house and better yet they work better than
.v The best is none too good for the par
We carry a full line of Glenwood Cook
and Heating Stoves and can serve you
promptly at a reasonable price.
Everything for Housekeeping
Get Your Feet on Mother Earth and Let Her Draw Away Your
Troubles and Cares. You Had Better Own Even a Garden Plot
Than to be Housed in a Block or Tenement House
Several bargains in small and large farms.
We handle property In all towns. Caro of estates. Kent Collections
S. W. EDGETT & COMPANY, Brattleboro, Vt.
New England Real Estate Agents
On Friday, June 7, a number of employees of the Boston Elevated Railway
Company left their positions without notice and went on a strike which now
exists. These represented almost entirely the newer, younger, more inexperi
enced men. A large majority of the men, including neatly all ot the older, re
sponsible men, remained with the company and have faithfully served in operat
ing its car service, which has baen well maintained over its entire system.
The Company wants' at once suitable exprienced Motormen and Conductors
to fill the places of men who hare left the service, and offers attractive, perma
ijf.nt employment not only to these but to other worthy persons who can qualify.
For full information write or apply to Superintendent of Employment, 153
Milk Street, Boston, Mass.
VYC XldYC B.CI.C1YCU IYU
iream 01 vorii
which we will sell from the car
the ccming week at
$1.55 per hundred
This is less than the price of
Corn Meal, while the protein
test is very much in excess.
We Also Have Two Tons
left, which -we offer at the
special price given last week.
E. CROSBY & CO.
Warehouse 135. Office 104-105.
Mrs, John D. Barrows
WALL RESUME TEACHING
OCTOBER 1, 1912
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A LARGE TERRITORY
FOLL-Y FARMS consists of about 1200
acres; about 800 acres of which Is wood
land, the timber being a good growth of
PINK, SPRUCE, HEMLOCK, OAK, ASH,
There Is for sale a PORTABLE MILL
on the property.
Thero are flvo dwelling houses, and out
While eight miles from Brattleboro
there is a good road, practically all down
The property Is offered for Inspection
and bids are solicited; the bids may be
made in one or more of three ways; 1st,
For all timber above specified size; 2d,
For all timber and cord wood; 3d, For
the entire holdings Including land and
buildings. . , , K
The right Is reserved to reject any
and all bids, , m , .
Bids will be received until Monday,
ct. 21. 1912.
(tor further particulars address
West Brattleboro, Vt.
Thursday, October 3
ot 2 o'clock p. m.
The Best and the Best Equipped Hotel
in the West River Valley
To adjust unsettled business between
the owners of this valuable property
there will be sold by public auction In
the beautiful village or xownshend the
with all Its furnishings complete. This
house was built 12 years aco. It has 22
sleeping rooms, parlor, dining room that
will seat 75 people, kitchen with one of
the best and up-to-date ranges, hot and
cold water, furnace heat, ofllce and pool
room, all In first class condition; wide
piazza runs wholly around the house:
nice lawn, two acres of land, good barn
and Ice house, never fatltnfr serine water
.piped to house and barn.
At tne time tne nouse was duiu new
furniture was Installed throughout the
nouse ana one year ago new silverware,
Deaoing ana crocitery was purcnasea.
The hotel has been doing a tremen
dous" business and has been obliged to
turn away lots of city boarders during
the past three months. At the present
time every room is taken.
Possession will be given the day of
sale; ;zouo can remain ana tne Daiance
be paid In cash.
Anyone wishing to know more about
the property before the sale. Inquire of
j. ii. ware or l. i. strong or Towns
Any parties wishing to purchase a
country hotel doing a big business, all
we ask or you is to investigate tnis.
L. J. and FLORA E. STRONG
J. II, Ware, Auctioneer.
MADAM DeM AR A'S
Hair and Scalp
I wish to notify the public that my
nair invigorator win grow nair on nam
heads, and also cleanses the scalp of
any Infliction, such as dandruff or anv
scnip irouoie. win also stop me nair
irom coming out, or oia ana young.
Myself and daughter are the proof. It
shows what It has done for us and
many others. Price fiO cents a bottle:
also 60 cents for treatment. Strictly
pure, witnoui spirits or arugs. snam-
pooing du cents. upon Aug. zv.
67 Main Street Brattleboro, Vt
go MORTGAGES go
THAYER & QALE
Good Vermont References,
VERMONT BRICK COMPANY
Manufacturers of high grade building brick
I Pay Highest Cash Prices for Rags
Rubbers, Metals, Hides, Skins and Bones
GEORGE GASS, 22 FLAT STREET
WANTED Live poultry and strictly
fresh eggs. BVANB mtOS., Townshend.Vt
WANTED Bov or vounc man for the
dry goods business. Address "S," Caro
WANTED Heln to run Dower sewlnir
machines. JAMAICA GLOVE CO., Ja
maica, Vt. , 24-tf
WANTED Furnished room with heat.
centrally located. St, DENNIS, GO West
ern avenue. sy-ii
WANTED A cook who will do laun
dry work for a small family. Apply at
Terraco St. 37-tf
WANTED rCldcr ancles at mv mill on
lid after Sept. 30. Will pay hlchest
cash price. JOHN TAFT. 39-lw
WANTED "Five younc men to Dick
pples. State wages In first letter. O.
W. AMIDON, Grove P. P., Halifax, Vt.
WANTED Man for general work at
Tuberculosis Camp. Apply to CHARLES
u. otai Lhs at tne Vermont National
WANTED A first class belt sander.
One tlrst class cabinet maker. Steady
work. C. K. CHURCH MFC Co., Hol
yoke, Mass. 38-39
WANTED Younc man of cood habits
to learn the building business. Apply to
PELLETT BUOS., new Crosby elevator,
u. I'cueit, Mgr. zu-u
WANTED A. clrl. lb years, would like
place to help about housework or care
for children. MIIS. GEO ROB ALDRICH,
Westmoreland Depot, N. H. 39-40
WANTED Oct. 6. capable clrl for
general housework, washing put out,
three In family, cood wages. MRS.
GEORGE- L. DUNHAM, 4 North Street,
WOMEN If you want work, sell Guar
anteed hosiery to wearer; big commis
sion; make J 10 dally; experience unnec
essary. Address INTERNATIONAL
MILLS. 3038 Chestnut, Philadelphia.
MEN If you want work, sell Guaran
teed hosiery to wearer; big commission;
make $10 dally; experience unnecessary.
Address INTERNATIONAL MILLS, 3038
Chestnut, Philadelphia, Pa.
WANTED Younir man to learn the
clothing business. Unlimited chance for
advancement to the right one, as we
are operators or over 4u stores, pay,
first year. $8.00 per week. Must have
good satisfactory recommendations. Ad
dress Besse-Baker Company, Brockton,
Wanted to Lease
in or near Brattle
boro, House of
seven or more
rooms with good
sized stable, pref
erably with a few
acres of land. Ref
Address House, care The Phoenix
TO RENT Two tenements on Blrge
Street. H OLDEN & MARTIN. 38-tf
TO LET Larce storace room- In ell
part of house. Address K., Phoenix Of
fice. TO RENT Nice front room: reason
able; down Btalrs. Doollttle building,
School street. 39
TO RENT Pleasant 7-room house. In
quire of H. F. WEATHERHEAD, West
TO RENT Preferably to younc wom
an, pleasant, furnished room In central
location. Address "C," care of The
pnosnix uiuce. 3-ii
H. C. STREETER. U. S. Pension Claim
Agent. Crosby block, Brattleboro, Vt.
LOST About Sent. 1. Southdown
buck. L. F. PUTNAM, Vernon, Vt.
EXCLUSIVE AGENCY for three-Dlece-
in-one "jUAUUisiiUA" unaerwear. E. u-
BROOKS, 35 North Main St. 37-44
SLATING and ROOFING of all kinds
and chimney cleaning done to order.
E. o. TORRI3Y, 5 Canal St., Brattleboro.
SAM ZAR. 78 Elliot St.. buys rags.
metals, rubbers, papers: cash or trade.
Highest prices. Mall card and I will call.
FOR SALE No. 1 horse hay. HENRY
R. BROWN, Brattleboro, Vt. 35-tf
FOR SALE Farm horse: buck sheen.
u. u. iiuuiiHS, Marlboro, vt. 38-39
FARMS Weekly circular free. DeDt.
161. P. F. Leland, 31 Milk St.. Boston.
FOR SALE Hay. loose or baled, for
casn oniy. uouohton farm, putney,
FOR SALE 1 cheap horse. 1 heavv
work horse. Enoulre of W. F. RICH
ARDSON CO. 38-tf
FOR SALE Good work horse, weight
1200. L. A. HOWARD, Brattleboro. Tel-
ephone 16-12. 32-tf
FOR SALE A new house on Belmont
Ave. A ba renin for somebody. S. B.
,FOR SALE Two covered carriages,
ensilage cutter and carriage, seeder. R.
xi. HANN13Y, Rural 3, putney.
FOR SALE Two houses: 1 building
101 4 Dy roas. Must be som. c. w.
WARD, 12 Pleasant St., Brattleboro, Vt.
FOR SALE Our driving mare, "Bell,"
young, sound and right. Pleased to show
her nny time. FAYETTE MILLER, Mc
Velgh farm, Brattleboro. 38-tf
MA JBFaR T MAKE 15.00 dally Felling
IL BJBiB Vagi our triple enamel cook
wr Ing. steaming, straining
and preserving kettle, (luaruntccd salary to
woKrers. iionnay specialties now rcuay,
Dcnu lor mg catalogue anu generous oucr.
DUNDEE MFG. CO. i2SS5.uTST.a
Havana 5c Cigar
"Try one and you'll try more."
Katharine Dunlevy Room 6, Crosby Block
Tciemiono ii -vi
Tlio "BEST SELLING'; new
BOOKS and hundreds of titles
In the POPULAR EDITIONS
CLAPP & JONES
Too many trust
to the future and make no provision for
Us certain responsibilities. Better to
distrust ine lurure anu proviae ior aa
vefse condition by starting an endow
ment with ub now. National Life In
suranco Company, Montpener, vt. imu
H. E. TAYLOR A 80N,
Insurance. Crosby Block, Bratt'oboro,
Typical Valley Fair Crowd
9,500 PERSONS ATTENDED DESPITE RAIN
A Complete, Well Rounded, Successful and
Into the realm of history, recent but
beyond recall, the 27th annual Valley
fair has gone, and across the record Is
emphaUcnlly written "Successful and
Nearly all New England fairs this year
have contended with bad weather,
and the Valley fair was no exception.
It opened under threatening conditions
Tuesday and rain fell throughout a
large part of the afternoon, with the re
sult that the attendance that day was
the smallest of any day In the history
of the fair. Wednesday morning the
skies were still overcast and the outlook
unpropltlous, but by the middle of the
forenoon the clouds rolled away and
throughout the remainder; of the day
Wednesday and all day Thursday the
weather was Ideal for enjoying an out
Treasurer F. C. Adams last night fig
ured the paid admissions for three days
at 19,500, divided as follows: Tuesday
1500, Wednesday 12,500, Thursday 5500.
The attendance the three previous
years was 22,000 In 1911, 22,600 In 1910,
17,500 In 1909. It. should be.. borne In
mind, however, that conditions' were
more favorable In 1911 and 1910 than In
1912. More than 20,000 actually saw the
fair this year, as hundreds of school
children were admitted free the closing
day. Under the able and business-like
policy of the young men who are now
running the fair It Is safe to figure that
after all bills are paid there will be a
good-sized balance to turn Into the
If Brattleboro followed the press agent
pronounclamento custom of the manage
ment of many fairs the public at large
would be given estimates of 30,000 or
35,000 as the attendance, but the figures
written above are the kind that will
stand the test of washing.
As a demonstration and object lesson
of what the farms may produce, and In
Its varied attractions and entertain
ments the fair was a complete, well
rounded autumnal festival. It was well
planned, well managed, well handled, a
line exhibition, a fair full of Incidents
and free from accidents.
The fair will be found fully described
on pages 1, 2 nnd 3 of this paper, with
a list of the prize winners In the horse,
cattle, sheep, swine, poultry' and dairy
The Dyer children at U H. Barber's
booth under Moral hall nttracted large
crowds every time they sang'.
C. B. Brown of Whitney Point, N. Y.,
had 1000. specimens of poultry, 17 vari
eties of rabbits, 30 varieties of cavles
and 12 varieties of pheasants and pea
fowls at the fair. The pheasants were
shown In pens In front of the poultry
tent and attracted mucn attention.
The fnklrs did a land-offlce business
with the narrow strips of felt bearing
such legends as "Everybody's doln It,"
"I'm single but willing to be marled,"
"Can't I see you home?", and such
sentiments. These nnd the tiny parasols
were the most popular souvenirs. The
Valley fair banners were good sellers.
Wtfthln 'the past month Gleorge C.
Cary of St. Johnsbury has refused an
offer of JC0O for Ills shofrthorn. bull,
Thorndale, to go Into the herd of May
& Otis of Wllloughby, O., whose bull
Is snld to be the best of that breed In
this country. Mr. Cary refused an offer
of $1200 for his bull and two cows which
were shown here.
There were four entries for the special
prizes offered by C. D. WlilthVan of
Fishers Island to the boys under 20 who
raised potato crops and brought the ex
hibits to the fair. The judges were
Fred Sargent nnd Mrs. C. S. Hopkins
and they awarded J10 to Enos White of
Brattleboro. 12 years old, ana 5 eacn
to Hugh R. Corbctt of this town, 10
years old and to Robert Allen of Ver
While J. W, Prentiss & Son's herd of
Holstelns from Alstead, N. II., were bo
Ing unloaded from the car the big bull
Paul Beets Colantha. ft gentle animal,
gave his head a Jerk before the rope In
his ring wns unfastened, in his eager
ness to get outside, and his nose was
torn badly. Thereafter he was secured
by chains around his horns. He was tho
heaviest bull on the grounds, weighing
"Sherry's Wbrld In Motion." the show
that was located Just insitie the en
trance, had difficulty In finding Itself
after the state fair in White River
Junction' las week. The apparatus was
shinned from thero Friday night and dis
appeared. Tracers were sent after the
freight car and It finally landed here
Wednesday morning and the show: was
put together and was ready for the
crowds by the time the gates Onenod,
Anderson, the llntype man, also found
It difficult to locate his car after the
Whle River Junction fair and was not
ready for business until Wednesday
FAIR BRILLIANT AUTUMNAL FESTIVAL
on the Grounds Wednesday.
MOTOR CAR PARADE
The Bright, Aesthetic Feature of
the Fair Wednesday
In Richness, Variety and Combination
Effect It Surpassed Any of the Auto,
mobile Parades of Previous Years.
The brilliant aesthetic feature of the
fair was "tho decorated automobile par
ade Wednesday. Deft hands had used
flowers, foliage, vines, grasses, fruits,
flags, bunting and many other articles
In bewildering array to cover the motor
cars In artistic effect. Some of the de
signs were very elaborate, and the ef
fect of the combination of cars circling
the track In two directions -was a
striking and beautiful panoramic pic
ture. There have been automobile par
ades In previous years, but none that
equalled that of Wednesday In rich and
varied effects. A large proportion of
the cars -were filled with women and
children In costumes harmonizing with
the decorative effects. Briefly summar
ized the cars with names of owners or
managers were decorated as follows.
Band on truck, pine and cherry blos
soms. Jacob and Joseph Estey, autumn
leaves and crysanthemums.
F. W, Chllds, American flags.
K. E. Mosher, autumn leaves, occu
pants In Plerot and Pierrette costumes.
Fred Holbrook,. autumn leaves, sun
flowers and hemlock.
Charles Miner, asparagus, red ribbons.
P. E. Crosier of Halifax, yellow and
T. Warren Crosby, roses.
Florence Hildreth, red dahlias and as
paragus. Godfrey Crosby, asparagus and wild
Brattleboro Retreat farm (A. W.
Roel), auto-truck, vegetables, pink and
E. M. Holden, hyrangeas.
Dr. W. H. Lane, green and white
W. E. Haskell, eagle, hydrangeas and
Col. J. a. Estey, tiger lilies and hem-
Frank E. Barber, hydrangeas, aspara
gus and ribbons.
Edward G. Chace, asparagus and sal
Mrs. Gilbert A. Dlx, sumac, red and
William B. Vinton, asparagus and
C. F. Thomas, maple leaves and red
Arthur I,. Clapp, Japanese umbrella.
Japanese lanterns, yellow and red bunt
Mrs. D. P. DeWltt, hyrangeas nnd
E. W. Gibson, asparagus and wild
Mrs. C. O. Bobbins, purple and white
bunttng with asters and asparagus.
Miss Alletlmlre Estey, Japanese dec
orations and costumes.
H. E. Randall of West Chesterfield,
N. H., pink popples on green ground.
Mrs. M. C. Houghton, hyrangeas and
A, B. Clapp, large white swans driven
by a little girl In white.
C. A. Harris, yellow butterflies, go:
den-glow and evergreen.
T,. Id, Dunham, red mountain ash on
background of hemlock.
Dr. F. H. O'Connor, hydrangeas.
Mrs. Ada Dowley, red rlbnon, laurel
From left to right, Taft,
HRHH 1 HLiaMHHBBHBliiBMBBayH'r
Watching the Races from
and red roses, ladles In white, wearing
red ribbons and red roses.
Oscar Gulheen, red popples and as
paragus, red net.
G. O. Abbott, white and evergreen,
ladles In white carrying white parasols.
Ralph Peltier, hydrangeas and aspar
agus. E. J. Waterman, salvia and evergreen.
Dr. G. R. Anderson, "Spirit of '76,"
Uncle Sam, two drummers and fifer,
elaborate decorations of flags.
O. F. Benson, pansles and laurel.
Leon White, United States flags.
Dr. E. R. Lynch, green and yellow
bunttng, picture of Woodrow Wilson In
Souvenir needle cases, six Inch rulers,
matches and advertising pins wero giv
en away at the Crosby flour exhibit.
The WooJ-Morgan detective agency
of Boston had men on the grounds and
downtown from Monday to this morn
ing. They were under the direction of
H. E. Morgan.
Goodnow. Pearson & Hunt's tent was
filled with fur coats and other wearing
apparel. This 10-store" firm Is the larg
est dealer In fur goods In this locality
and some fine coats and other articles
of fur were shown to large, crowds each
A police officer was needed at the pet
stock shed Wednesday afternoon to
squelch four fresh youths who were
poking their souvenir canes into the
pens. They had tho animals wildly ex
cited and would not stop their antics
until the man In uniform appeared.
I. K. Felch has worked in Brattle
boro 31 years as judge of poultry. He
has been at the Valley fair 27 consec
utive years, and for four years was
Judge In the old winter shows held In
the town hall. Mr. Felch Is 77 years old,
and fanciers declared Tuesday that he
had done more work during that day
than any other man In America could
have carried through. Mr. Felch Is hale
and hearty despite the fact that he was
laid up four weeks the past year In a
hospital with broken ribs.
A call for six policemen was receive
ed at the secretary's ofllce on the
grounds Wednesday morning about 9.30
o clock and the officers were hurried
downtown In an automobile. They wer
wanted to help maintain traffic condi
tions on Main street. Visitors were ar
riving In town In automobiles, horse
drawn vehicles and on trains and In the
vicinity of the Main street bridge It
was difficult for the two officers sta
tloned there to keep everybody In. mo
tion. The sidewalks were choked with
humanity and the streets were filled
with the overflow. From early morn
ing It was seen that the attendance at
the fair would be large.
Capt. Taft of the Springfield, Mass.,
high school track team, a contestant In
the modified Mnrathon race Tuesday, Is a
son of Mr. and Mrs. George F. Taft,
formerly of Brattleboro. George F. Taft
worked for Dunham Brothers previous
to moving to Springfield with his fam
ily 10 years ago. Young Taft competed
In the Rockrlmmon road race, seven
miles, no handicap", In Springfield Ap
ril 19 and finished third in '39 minutes
and 27 seconds. In tho Moose field day
sports, he won second In a three mile
race Ip 19 minutes and 45 seconds. In a
recent five mile race In Westfleld, all
scratch men, he finished second, In 30
minutes and 15 seconds. Taft ran the
full 10 miles Tuesday In 62 minutes and
15 seconds and finished In good condi
tion, His showing was remarkable for a
high school boy, but his handicap of 2
minutes and 16 seconds did not give a
far chance to win against some of the
most experienced distance runners In
the world. As 'a matter of fact Taft
had only a minute's start over Lllley,
START OF MODIFIED MARATHON RACE
Bancroft, Sturals, Henlgan, Plggott, Lavasseur, Lllley and Sockalexls
STEM j A - M
Hundreds of Automobiles.
THE FIRST DAY
Rich in Many Varied
CONTESTS IN DRAWING ARENA.
Avery's Oxen and Wells's Horses Won
Free-for-Alls Heaviest Load Drawn
Weighed 9340 Pounds.
Aside from the races and parades no
department of the Valley fair draws
larger or more attentive crowds than
the drawjng contests for cattle and
horses. The enclosure was thronged
while the tests of strength wero In
progress, and Interest was acute
throughout. The course over which the
stone-boat was drawn was In poor con
dition, the hole made last year having
tilled with sand Instead of a clay and
gravel mixture, and the drivers were
agreed that their yokes could have
drawn nearly 1000 pounds more on a
J. D. Avery of Buckland, Mass., clean
ed up all the first prizes, as will be
noted by the premium list, Ansel Dick
inson's Sons of Ashuelot, N. H., being
his nearest competitor. In tho open-to-all
class Mr. Avery took first and sec
ond, a pair of Devons weighing 5500
pounds and a pair of Holstelns weighing
4300 pounds, each drawing a load of
9340 pounds ot granite. The largest
load drawn In competition last year was
951$ pounds, the prize going to Mr.
Avery. The list of awards is given In
the premium list.
It was about the middle of the after
noon yesterday when the drawing con
test for horses ' ended. Interest cen
tered In the free-for-all. In which there
were three entries. The winner wa9
H. B. Wells of Shelbume Falls, Mass.,
with a pair of seven-year-old- chest
nut horses weighing 3300 pounds. They
drew 8723 pounds on the boat. These
horses weighed in the same notch and
were in the pink of condition for work
or show. They are valued at J1000. The
pair of grays owned by Alford Pike of
Charlemont, Mass., were favorites with
the crowd and although weighing about
600 pounds less than Mr. Wells's pair
they drew tho big load a foot or more,
but not the required distance. Their
high mark, which won second prize, was
8395 pounds. Wilfred Renfrew of West
Brattleboro was third. The awards:
2400 Class 1st, H. E. Akley, Vernon,
6740 pounds; 2d, II. W. Severance, Ley
2800 Class 1st, Alford Pike, Charler
mont, Mass., 7523 pounds; 2d, Wilfred
Renfrew, West Brattleboro; 3d, Wallls
Wood. Spofford, N. H.
Free-for-all 1st. H. B. Wells, Shel
bume Falls, 8723 pounds; 2d, Alford
Pike, 8395 pounds; 3d, Wilfred Renfrew.
Special Prizes On Dairy Products.
The special premiums offered by the
Vermont Farm Machine company oT Bel
lows Falls for butter shown made from
cream separated by the Improved V. S.
separator were awarded as follows: To
entries scoring over 96 and under 98
points: L. R. Dana, Pomfret; J. W. Pul
slfer, Plymouth; W. H. Tyler, West
Brattleboro; M. J. Lewis, Woodstock;
C. J. N. Shackford, East Rycgate; F. -A.
Bellows, North Ferrlsburg; W. C. Hall,
The prize of $10 given by the Wor
cester Salt company of New York city
for the butter scoring the highest, If
salted with their salt, was won by S.
L. Harris of Proctor, whose product
scored 98. Carrie J. N. Shackford of
East Rycgate won the second prize of
$5 with -'.butter that scored 9714.
The dairy sweepstakes, $5, was won
by, Carrie J. N. Shackford. The creamery
sweepstakes, J5, was won by S. L.
Harris of Proctor. F. L. Tlbbetts of
Dexter, Maine, won the cheese sweep
stakes of $5.
Miss Allethatre Estey and Mrs. B. R.
Bemls won the prizes in the potato
guessing contest conducted by Richard
Wilson of West Dummerston.