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The i'r:-c statement of a neighbor,
telling "tile .merits of a remedy,
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The ssV5 endorsement
Published Every Evening
Kvrent Sunday at
. ! .. the American Building Annex,
Main Street.
Main Street.
Brattleboro, Vermont.
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Here's a Iatflefc&to IwhfcOj . ! Brattleboro Post Office as Second Class
A Brattleboro citHnltetifies.
Read and be convinced.
George H. Timson, retired farmer,
115 Elliot St., Brattleboro, Vt., says:
"Doan's Kidney Pills, procured at F.
II. Holden & Co. 's Drug Store, rid me
of kidney trouble several years ago
and 1 am glad to say that there has
been no recurrence. I was so bad that
I could not lie in bed and the kidney
secretions were in terrible condition.
Doan 's Kidney Fills cured me and at
that time I gave a statement for pub
lication in praise of them. Today I
willingly confirm all I then said."
For sale by all dealers. Price 50
cents. Foster-Milburn Co., Buffalo,
New York, sole agents for the United
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partment is backed by our per
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the paper each night, and it solicits the
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Prompt report should be given of each
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lisher can secure the desired service.
Member of the Associated Press.
MONDAY, MARCH 3. 1913.
The Meddler
"If the coat fits you, put it on. "
Well, here we are, Volume 1, No. 1,
Brattleboro Daily Reformer.
To interested people everywhere, but
particularly to the residents of Brat
tleboro and the territory of which
this town is the business centre, w
present our heartiest and cheeriest
The change from a weekly to a
daily has been accomplished by stren
uous effort, involving the consolida
tion of two offices and plants into
Jone, and the perfecting press, design
ed to turn out the daily at high speed,
instead of being installed for use
March 1 as expected, is still in tran
sit somewhere between Western New
York and Brattleboro. But without ex
cuses and without apologies we salute
the public.
The Daily Reformer faces the fu- !
ture high of heart aud resolute of j
faith, iu a confidence born in the be- j
lief that Brattleboro has entered upon i
an era of growth, prosperity, develop- J
men and improvement that its out- ;
look on the future is bright and as- !
Thinking About Papering?
Best time in the year to have it done
just before Spring house cleaning.
We are in a position to do any kind
of papering or decorating at short no
tice. Satisfaction guaranteed.
The Swan
The management and staff of this
paper will strive with their most
earnest endeavors to make this paper
thoroughly representative of its field,
"not as a dull record of the day's
events, but as an active messenger of
progress," reflecting the progress, the
activities aud the spirit which ani
mate Brattleboro and vicinity.
The extent of the service of this
paper depends as much upon its con
stituencv as its management. Of this
constituency we simply ask co-opera- I
tion and support. This given, we '11 do j
the rest. I
THE KEY IN THE TIME LOCK." I nington Banner pertinently remarks,
In the town meeting tomorrow the j " Somebody must have this right and
voters of Vermont will have their Matter the supreme court judges,
nrst opportunity in more than 3V I "' "-- UJ.vj v..
years to insert the key in the time
lock of the constitution.
How many voters have carefully
considered the proposals of amend
ments upon which they will vote!
These proposals were published in full
in The Phoenix of Feb. 14 and 21.
The first proposal relates to a two
thirds majority in both branches or
the legislature in passing a law over
the governor's veto. This is a change
which is certainly open to argument.
It nught give the chief executive too
great a power. We believe many
thoughtful men who will accept tne
other proposals will shy at No. 1.
T.lie second proposal provides for
changing our state election from Sep
tember to November, and the opening
of the legislative session in January
instead of October. We are heartily in
accord with this change. It would
eliminate all the duplicated efforts of
two elections every four years. Now
we go through all the stress, turmoil
and expense of a state election in
September, and then repeat the oper
auon two months later when the
presidential election occurs. The little
advertising that Vermont gets out or
"setting the pace" and "firing the
first gun" is small recompense for the
energy, time and money expended.
The farmers, who are more numerous
in the legislature than men in any
other calling, would be greatly ac
commodated by a January session, as
the early fall is a time of great ac
tivity with them in their own busi
ness. Now the legislature takes long
recesses for Thanksgiving and Christ
mas. .With the session starting in Jan
uary there would be no excuses for
long mid-term adjournments. The leg
islature could get down to work and
stay at it without interruptions.
The third proposal relates to the
printing of the journals of the" gener
al assembly and is not a matter of
vital importance, and the same state
ment applies to the sixth proposal,
which makes a judge justice and jud
ges justices. Like the rose they would
smell as sweet under either name.
The, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh ana
eighth proposals will meet with gen
eral approval. The fourth takes away
from the legislature the right to com
mute a death sentence and gives it to
the governor, where it belongs. The
fifth will compel uniform charters or
incorporation, and thus do away with
! the light for special privileges, which
is maue in xue legislature every ses-
si on. lho seventh proposal, it adopt
j ed, will permit a compulsory work-
j men's compensation act, which will
i be better both for employers and em
ployes than continual fightlug in the
courts without benefit by either party
courts without benefit or profit to
either party. The eighth proposal giv
es the supreme court judges the right
to put such amendments as are adopt
ed into the constitution. As the Ben-
The Meddler cannot remember a time
when there was so little pre-town meeting
talk as there lias been this year. The ab
sence of discussion is especially noticable
in view of the many important questions
that are coming up for discussion tomor
row. What the reason is cannot of course
be definitely determined at this writing. J
It may be that the voters have failed to
become interested in the various matters
outlined on the warrant, but this seems
unlikely. The chances are better the calm
is the proverbial one that precedes a dis
turbance a state of repressed emotion
that will find spectacular expression on
the floor of Festival hall tomorrow morn
ing. What to vote for a town tax is a knotty
problem this year in view of the legisla
ture's action in abolishing offsets. The
selectmen have recommended 47 cents
two cents more than last year, but if the
abolitioli of offsets bring into the grand
list anything like the amount of property
that some people expect there ought to be
no need of increasing the rate of taxation.
The offsets in Brattleboro last year
amounted to more than $1,200,000. And
then there is the question of druggists'
licenses another thing that is the result
of new legislation. Tomorrow the voters
will be required to decide not only whether
any kind of licenses shall be granted for
the sale of liquor but whether fifth-class
licenses alone shall be. granted. A good
many people who are flatly opposed to
saloons have been heard to express the
opinion tfrat it might te well to grant a
limited number of druggists licenses.
their belief being based un the idea that
there ought to be an opportunity to secine
liquor for medicinal purposes. How the
vote on this question will result is there
fore uncertain although there seems to be
no question that on the general proposi
tion or license or no-ucense uratuenoro
will decide to continue the present satis- j
factory conditions. :
As to the ratification of the di tie rent
proposals of amendment to the state con
stitution it looks as if all of them would
pass. There is certainly no doubt that
most of them should, especially those per
taining to a change in the time of hold
ing state elections and the meeting of the
"Nearly a Quarter-Century of Leadership"
vTo the man who wants the finest
motor-car in his neighborhood
The Stevens-Duryea h the finest of fine
cars. It is here for you to see and try.
The C-Six carries the Stevens-Duryea leadership
into new fields. It is such an advance upon anything
else in the motor-car world in beauty, ease, con
venience, quietness, completeness and active power,
that it may properly be called an entirely new car.
If you really want to own the finest motor-car
that's to be had, you ust see this new C-f.ix.
J4500 to $5950 ; open, and enclosed bodies ; two t svi 1 j -assengers
Distributor In Vermont Brattleboro, Vt.
Stevens-Duryea Company Chicopee Falls Mass
Tioneer Builders of American K-xes"
Seven Passenger
town's othcial organization by making pos
sible the keeping of the town books and
the tax books in one place. Along this
line it is argued that the man who has
the job of collecting town revenue would
be in a particularly good position to form
j sound ideas as to how it should be spent.
j Active discussion may lie expected on
' the question of electing a road commis
i sioner or allowing one to le appointed by
The selection of one selectman for a
term of three years is important. A. E. j lle "elect men. The trouble with the latter
Merrill, whose term expires, is a receptive ,,uth,1'i whidl wa t,iMl out la,,t 'ear-
candidate for reelection and no public op-1 5s that the selectmen have absolutely no
nosition to him h:is been r:1i..l Tl,.,. 1,., ! authority over the commissioner after he
ha lwn emu. fll- l..,u ... . ;.. f........ ! is anpointed. What Brattleboro ought
making Tax Collector Shumway a select
man, thus increasing the efficiency of the
"We have just received an assortment
of the "Swan" pens with the little
windows in the barrel to enable you to
see that your pen is properly filled.
This is an ad led convenience in one
of the best fountain pens made.
Prices, $2.50, $3.50, and up.
The Eoose pen at $1.00, made by the
makers of the Swan pen, is the best
$1.00 pen we know of.
H. H. Thompson
js a healthful and fascinating sport.
The place to enjoy it is at
Buzzell's Alleys
Emerson Block, Elliot St.
Best pool aud billiard tables in town.
Don 't forget Mrs. Buzzell s lunch
room at "20 Elliot. The food is all
home eooked.
Wc wish the
Mew Daily
aa.will do our share toward this end.
ft.anwhile, we shall sell drugs of
our usual standard, at 63 Main St.
Wilfred F. Root
Popular Copyright
Books New Titles
That Fifth Class License.
A new law requires that each ton
in the state on each town meeting
day tdiall vote on the question,
"Shall licenses of the fifth class be
granted in this town."
Under the former law a license of
this class, commonly called the drug
gist's license, could be granted by the
selectmen in a town that voted no
license on a I'Ctition of a majority of
the doctors and 25 per cent of the
voters. Now a town can vote no-license
on the general proposition and
vet vote for fifth class licenses if it
For the Women to Think About
Written Especially for The Reformer
Bellows Falls on the Political Map.
Bellows Falls can find no fault with
the way offices of honor and distinc
tion have been coming to her citizens
within the past six months. Senator
F. H. Babbitt, president pro tempore
of the Vermont Senate; Representat
ive IT. T). Ryder, chairman of the
House committee on judiciary and
member of the new state board of
education; W. A. Graham, secretary
of civil and military affairs to Gov
ernor Fletcher; Principal A. E. Tuttle,
member of the important state com
mission on education; G. II. Babbitt,
member of the public service commis
sion. Bellows Falls does'nt want all
the offices, but is grateful for being
remembered occasionally. Bellows
Falls Times.
Show Card Writing
Plain or Fancy.
7 Main Street
Sheriff and Two Deputies Found the
Goods but Decided All Was O. K.
The raiding squad, Sheriff C. E. Mann
and Deputy Sheriffs C. I. Knapp and
Frank L. Wellman, received a telepho
nic tip late Saturday afternoon to the
effect that a large consignment of con
traband goods was being received at
the Kellogg house on Elliot street. The
forces were marshalled promptly, the
necessary papers were obtained to per
mit a legal search and the speed indica
tor was pushed over to the highest
They found the consignment to have
been received and to be the property of
a man who uses beer in lieu of water to
wash down his food and quench his
thirst. He told the officers all about it
and proved to them at regular stated
intervals he received the same sort of a
consignment and had for some time.
The officers were convinced that he was
buying it for his own consumption and
not for profitable distribution, and they
left the beer and its owner in peace.
Both the surplice and the fichu are
much in evidence on spring gown
models, the latter not the original
broad, full arrangement, but a dainty
little fluffy affair that is as pretty on
young girls as on women of maturer
One of the novelties of the coming
summer will be the short jackets of
flowered ratine which are to be worn
with white or colored frocks. The
flower sprays are in soft tones of
pink, blue, yellow, etc., outlined in
black, usually, to throw them into re
lief effectively against the crinkly
background of the ratine.
Colored satin trimmings continue to
hold good. They are as appropriate
and effective on sheer white lingerie
frocks as on gowns of satin or cloth.
One of the late additions to the
chatelaine is the tiny cylindrical per
fume holder with perfectly fitting
little screw top. This is also some
times fastened to the fan chain for
evening use.
Though the gaiter boot has not
gained great foothold among Amer
icans as vet, it is held in high regard
by the Frenchwomen, who have as
siduously adopted American - made
footwear, and this is the sort of thing
that appeals to them, chic, smart, out
ot the ordinary.
Great is the vogue for colored hos
iery, and some authorities predict a
gradual falling off in the use of black
stockings until they are the excep
tion rather than the rule. All the
shades of tan, and brown as well, are
promised great popularity.
Some of the new hats hae bands
of heavy grosgrain ribbon.' with em
broidered flowers. The chic bow that
is formed at one side of the hat ter
minates in the irregular edges formed
by the leaves of these flowers, which
are cut out and buttonholed around
to make a firm edge.
There are some exceedingly attrac
tive silk; crepe de chine or chiffon
surplice blouses made up separately
to be worn over any underblouse of
wnne or cream lace or net. The ad
vantage of having them made sepa
rate is at once apparent. The nnner
blouse may be changed, giving a dif
ferent look to the costume, and also
one may always be sure that it is
erfectly clean since the matter of
aundering it is simple, detached from
the colored surplice.
The "New York Sun" tells of an
effective touch upon afternoon gowns
01 white Drocade, sayfng that because
of the demand i'or color there is a
folded sash of - Chinese blue chiffon
with a deep satin selvedge caught in
front with a large pink velvet rose.
Note the beauty in the combination
ot materials as well as color.
They tell us now that the pale
shades of champagne, biscuit, corn
color aud other similar shades will be
as much used with black this spring
as white was last. That is saying a
great deal, but surely there are many
models showing this color scheme.
The woman of youthful figure will
welcome 'the news that jackets are
much shorter again, for nothing suits
her so well as these jaunty little gar
ments." If the cutaway type is used
the front is quite high, while at the
back the length is not more than
twelve inches or so below the waist
It is astonishing to note the variety
in the small, close hats. It would seem
that a perfectly round hat, fitting the
head closely and finished with a sin
gle trim, would be the same the
millinery world over; but such is not
the case. The "brims" vary (if the
term is applicable as much as they
do on hats of a larger size, and this
makes the widest difference in the
effect of framing the face. Then, too,
the manner of placing the multitud
inous assortment of feathers and stiff
bows is infinitely 1 varied so that, on
the whole, there is no tiresome mon
otony to the little hats of the vear.
"Dress" tells of a iiew effect in
hair ornaments which is the 'weiring
of a large, flat bow of two rows of
pleated crepe, about four inches long
and three inches wide, along'the left
side of the coiffure. This has a dia
mond clasp of flat design covering the
When laundering pongee or other
silks having a rough surface, remem
ber that the "new" look is retained
by ironing on the wrong side. If the
original surface was very rough, lay
a soft flannel cloth on the ironing
board, the same as for embroideries.
to hav is ;i real business man in charge
of its highways, .no matter whether he
knows anything about road buildini; or nt.
If you are a bridge player the question
now is : Do you belong to the "'bit;
The action of the Twin State league of
ficials yesterday in voting for a salary lim
it of $203 a week shows that they realize
that baseball hereabouts cannot be con
tinued on any such free-and-easy plan a
was tried out last summer. No doubt the
limit set looks pretty small to the enthu
siastic fan but it must be baseball on that
basis or nothing. Minor leagues through
out the country have taken similar action
this year, and this very fact will doubth
help the Twin State league clubs to get a
better value for their money than has been
the ease heretofore. Here in Brattleboro
if the game is to be continued on any basi
somebody has got to tackle the job of an
nihilating last year's ' indebtedness an
then raising a guaranty fund for the com
ing summer. This is anything but
child's task, but the action of the league
yesterday should make it easier than
Grain and Feed Retail
(.'orn SO
t'orn, Northern 1.00
Mixed Feed 1.50
Oats, bu 50
Meal, cwt 1.20(al.25
Meal bolted, it 02.03i
Cottonseed Meal 1.75
Bran 1.40
Linseed Oil Meal 2.00
l'rovender 1.40
Mi Idlings 1.50
Hay, loose, ton 1S.00
11 a v, baled 25.00
Farm Produce Wholesale.
Fork dressed 09
Fork, live weight . . . : 07
Beef, dressed ' 08(310
Lamb 07
Veal 070S
Fowl, live 14
ides, V 03
(ialfskins. each 50(a l.00
Fggs, dozen 25
Beans 2.S0
Maple Svrup S51.00
Butter .. 30
Cheese 161S
Groceries and Provisions Retail.
Butter 30rt40
Fggs. storage 27
Kjrgs fresh, dozen 30
Maple Syrup 1.251.50
Molasses, gal 4070
Currants 13
Raisins 11
Suga, refined ."i'.e lb, 18U lbs for 1.00
Salt, T. I., bu 55
Flour, roll, pro., bbl 6.00
Flour, patent 5.75
Graham 03
Corn Bread Meal 03
Rye Meal, lb 03
Tea, Japan, lb 35(370
Tea. Oolong 40S0
Tea, Young Hyson 40S0
Linseed Oil, gal. . . .-. 90
Kerosene, gal 12e, 5 gals, for 55
Kerosene, best, gal.. .15c, 5 gals, for 70
Lemons, doz An
Cheese, new -25
Onions, pk.. 35c, ncr lb 03
Cabbage, It. 03
Beans, qt. . . .'. 12
Beans, pk 7Vrv..:"S5
Y. Beans 12
1'ure Lard, bucket 16
Lard, compound 12
Potatoes, pk 25
Sugar Pails 15
Brooms 3550
Squash 04
Meats Retail.
Pork Steak 20
Pork Chops 20
Veal Steak Z
Pork roasts 16(rT20
Roasts, beef 1G(?30
Corned Beef 0$(?16
Porterhouse Steak . . ." 35
Round Steak 2S
Iaf Lard 14
Home-made Lard 16
Hams 20
Sliced Ham 2s
Hams, minced 20
Lamb, hind quarter 30
Lamb, fore quarter IS
Lamb Chops 2535
Fowls 25
Chickens 25
Sausage 18
Education and Health to Be Considered.
The eight annual conference of the
schools of the state with the University of
Vermont will le held in Burlington March
13 and 14. The main subject will be Ed
ucation and Health. The speakers will
include Franklin B. Dyer of Boston. Dean
George H. Perkins, Ih . C. S. Caverly and
Dr. C F. Dalton of the state bo.trd ot
health, Prof. O. H. Burns, Principal M. D.
Chittenden of Burlington. Supt. K. F.
Green of Richford. President Fairchild of
the New Hampshire State college. The
banquet of the Schoolmasters' club will lc
held at the Hotel Vermont Friday evening.
March 14. and President FairduM hiU 1
the principal speaker.
The man who is really smart does
n't act that wav?
Martin Vilas of Al stead Committed Sui
cide by Jumping Into Mascoma River.
Martin Vilas, 27, son of Charles X. Vilas
of Alstead and New York city, a former
owner and manager of the Fifth Avenue
hotel in New York, committed suicide Fri
day afternoon by- jumping into the Mas
coma river in Lebanon, N. II. , The body
was lecovered after four hours' search,
lie was undoubtedly mentally deranged.
The young man consulted Dr. Fowler of
Lebanon, complaining of a feeling that
there was a band around his head. He
said he had been in Texas for his health
and more recently in a sanatorium in New
ton, Mass. He wrote notes to his father
and to Miss Emerson, who had . been his
attendant in Newton. Dr. Fowler tried to
restrain Vilas and to keep him in his of
fice until Mrs. Fowler could summon an of-
I fieer, but he broke away and went hur
riedly to the river, where he jumped into
the water from a 10-foot embankment af
ter throwing his coat aside.
ru? Masonic Building association in
Keene has recommended the purchase of
the Walter Porter place on YV est street
as a site for the proposed Masonic temple.
The lot is & large one, extending from
West street through to Winter street and
adjoining the j'libbc library.
Albert L. Carlfirm, 20, a freshman in the
University of Vermont, whose home is in
St. Johnsbury, mysteriously disappeared
trom Burlington Fco. t.
Spring Boots
The illustration is
one of the new styles
for spring.
Many others just as
good make up the
most attractive line
shown for spring
Vici Button, Cloth Top. Prica $4 00
Although our showing of oxfordsand pumps
is nearly all here and is the best ever, still we are
convinced that more high shoes will be worn this
year than ever before.
If you are interested let us show you the pretty style.
Dunham Brothers Co.

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