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Tuesday, March 4
Dark and Vroom Present the
560th Performance
of the most exhilarating comedy of the
past two theatrical years
Civil War Veteran. Who Was Shot
Through Right Hip in Battle
of Chantilly.
Margaret Anglin's Famous Success
With the Original Cast and Production
as seen in
PRICES $1.50, $1.00, 75c, 53c and 25c1
Reserved Seat Sale opens Saturday morning,
March 19 a.m., at the Box Office
Phone 530
Saturday, March 8
Matinee and Night.
CasklllA MacVittey present
he Shepherd
of the Hills
A Dramatization of
Harold Bell Wright's Popular Novel
A winsome and impressive tale of the Ozark
' mountains, admirably staged and beautifully
Reserved Seat Sale Opens Thursday, March 6th,
at the Bos Office-Phone 530.
Professional Cards
T&. HENRY TUCKER, residence, 8 Grove
St. Telephone, 258. Office, Leonard
block. Hours, 1.S0 to 3, and 7 to 0 p. m.
-L over Vermont Savings Bank.
Office and residence
Hours, 8 to
9 a. m., 1 to 3, and 7 to 8 p. m.
DR. W. H. LANE, office and residence, 32 N.
Main St. Office hours: Mornings until 9;
Afternoons until 2.30; evenings until 8. Tel. 430
G. B. HUNTER, WiUiston block, over
Scott s grocery. Office hours, 1 to 3 p
m., 6.30 to 8 p. m. Residence, West Brattle'
DR. H. P. GREENE, Physician and Surgeon.
Office, Bank block. Hours, 8 to 9 a. m.,
1 to 3, and 7 to 8 p. m. Residence, 37 Green
fct. Telephone connections.
TA II. O'CONNOR. M. D., Surgeon and Gyne-
- cologist. Hours, 1 to 2.30, ana 7 to 8 p.
m. Sundays by appointment. Office and re si
dence, 18 North Main St. Telephone, 261.
GEORGE R.ANDERSON. Surgeon and Physi
cian. Surgery a specialty. Office and resi
dence. Brooks House. 88 Main St. Hours until 10
a. m.: 1 to 2.30 and 6 to 8 p. m. Telephone 216. 4-4
Frank Willard Weeks, 69, died Fri
day aiternoon at 1.15 o'clock at his
home, ti Pearl street, after a period
of eight years of invalidism. His
last illness was of four days' duration.
Mr. Weeks had never been well or
free from pain since he sustained a
severe wound in the right hip in the
battle or (Jhantilly.
Mr. Weeks was born in Boonville,
N. Y., July 9, 1843, a son of John and
Lucy (Smith) AVeeks. lie lived there
until nine years of age, when with his
parents he moved to Xorthfield, Mass.
lie continued to make his home there
until he enlisted for the war in Com
pany D, 21st Massachusetts regiment.
The regiment was sent to Annapolis
and then became a part of Burnside's
expedition and participated in the bat
tles of Newburg, Koanoake Island, the
second battle of Bull Run and Chan
tilly, where Mr. Weeks was shot, a
minie ball going through his right hip.
lie fell and was brought off the
field by comrades and placed with
others of the Federal wounded in an
old barn. There ' they remained 10
! days with their festering wouads un
attended until the arrival of ambu
lances, in which they were taken to
Washington. Mr. Weeks remained in
the Clifton hospital in Washington
three months and was finally able to
travel on crutehes and was given a
furlough. He returned to Northfield,
but at the expiration of his furlough
he was still unable to walk without
the aid of crutches and applied for
his discharge from the service. This
was granted as he was so wounded
that he would never again be fit for
military duty. Mr. Weeks was only
19 years old when he received his
wound, and from that day to the day
of his death he never was free from
pain. i
lie worked on a farm m v ernon af
ter he was able to resume active la
bor and on Oct. 3, 1S64, went with
Alice Graves of Vernon to Deerfield
where they were married by Rev.
James K. Hosmer and thev returned to
Vernon. Mr. and Mrs. Weeks contin
ued1 to live in Vernon several years,
moving later to West INorthfield and
finally in 1881 to Brattleboro, where
they bought the house at 6 Pearl
street, which has since been their
Mr. Weeks conducted a barber shop
in Brattleboro until 12 years ago,
when he sold out owing to failing
health and for four years was engaged
in the milk business, but eight years
ago he was obliged to retire from all
active employment. 'In spite of his
infirmities he was always cheerful and
hopeful. He was an unostentaneous
man, and a firm believer in the. gold
en rule, which he always practiced.
He leaves his wife and one daugh
ter, Mary, Mrs. Spencer W. Knight,
who with her husband has lived in
the Pearl street home since her mar
riage. The funeral was held this af
ternoon at 2 o'clock at the house, Rev.
Roy M. Houghton of the Congrega
tional church conducting the service.
The bearers were relatives, J. L.
Stockwell, S. W. Tonight, John E. Gale
and Fred C. Gale. The burial will
take place in Christ church cemetery
in Guilford.
Big. Mass Meeting Held
Auditorium Last
to be habitual users of liquor. Some
legislation on the license question was
accomplished at the recent session and
it all was along the line of progress.
The temperance sentiment in Vermont
never was as strong as it is today. The
fact that Brattleboro has given a con
stantly increasing no-lisence majority
; has attracted attention eisewnere
I and if the standard were to be low-
ered the influence would be detrimental.
From a financial point of view also we
i must keep the town in the no-license
j eolumn. It is a poor saloon that does
, not take in $50 a day. If that is con
i tributed by the wage earners it means
i just so much less for necessities for
j their families. License in towns which
) now have it is unsatisfactory. It is our
j duty to keep the town in the no column.
! Mr. Smith said there were 1000 boys
and girls in this school district who
would be voters some day, and he urged
a no-license majority for the influence
it would have upon them. The audience
caught his point about the girls becom
ing voters.
Mr. Hayward said there was but one
way to vote, and that was against the
license institution. The schools consti
tute the most important function in our
town. The town is one mill, the schools
are another mill. If the machinery in
the town mill slips a cog the effect is
felt in the schools and they cannot
turn out the finest wheat. The saloon
puts shoddy into the finished product.
It draws upon the vitality of both the
; town and the schools. The license fee
cuts no figure at all. The open saloon is
the most destructive agency which the
school in license communities has to
contend against.
Mr. Bond urged the voters to infrom
themselves upon the questions at issue
before voting. "I have faith in the
people," he said, "if they understand
the question." Why should we vote no?
First, for a clean town for Brattleboro.
We are trying to get manufactures here
and we have splendid power for them,
although we are somewhat handicapped
in the matter of freight rates. We
want more labor, but we want a class of
j laboring men who will check their bal
lots tor no-license. The state of Ver
mont is fast coming into its own. It is
bringing in people who are striving to
find a clean place in which to spend
their summer vacations. Those people
will turn their backs on a saloon-ridden
town. If we cater to them, as we
should, we must keep the town and the
1.. very man in this town
Five Speakers Presented Strong Ar
guments for Voting No-License
Tomorrow Concrete Illustrations
Clinched the Points Made.
Strong arguments for a clean Brattle
boro through a continuation of the pres
ent no-license policy, illustrated by
many concrete examples, were made be
fore several hundred persons in the
Auditorium last evening, and the vot
ers were urged to go to the polls early
tomorrow to cast their ballots against
legalizing the sale of liquor in this town.
E. B. Smith, principal of the high
school, was chairman of the meeting and
the speakers were Attorney O. B.
Hughes, Sanford A. Daniels, Edward C.
Crosby, Assistant Principal Fred D.
Hayward and Henry Bond of Tyler
street. Leitsinger 's orchestra rendered
several selections at the opening, the
combined choirs of the Baptist and Con
gregational churches sang an anthem
and Frederic C. Adams sang a solo with
violin obligato.
Chairman Smith announced that the
meeting was preliminary to the town
meeting, that for four years there had
been a steady increase in the majority
for no-license and that he believed a
majority of the people of the town were
opposed to the liquor traffic. "We are
here tonight," he said, "not simply to
urge you to vote no, but to try to stir j state clean
up the indifferent. If we can do that 'is deeply concerned in this question.
we shall feel that we have accomplished ! no-license speaker in North Adams was
a great deal." ! asked by a man in the audience, "What
Mr. Hughes said he desired not so J is it to you?" Six weeks later that
much to present the reasons why a no I speaker was married and on his wed
ding trip. The lives of both the man
and his bride wptp snuffed out beenns a
drunken man pulled the bell cord and
stopped the train, which was telescoped
by a train in the rear. "Let every
man make this a personal matter, and
when von enter the booth do tout
vote was desirable as to impress upon
every voter the necessity of performing
his duty at the polls. He told of the
system of cheeking up the voters as
they cast their ballots, in order that
those who were attempting to get out a
large vote might know what voters to
notify as the day wore on, and he said
it was astonishing to know how many
merchants and others within a short
distance of Festival hall delayed voting jTHE VETERAN
uiiiii mtj last minuie or zaueu to vote
at all. Late voting makes very difficult
the task of sending appeals to those
who have not cast their ballots up to
1 or 2 o'clock. I
We ought not to be content, Mr. i Edwin F. Brooks, with a Record of 61
DR. E. R. LYNCH, Surgeon. Office, Ameri
can Building, Rooms 3 and 4, Brattleboro,
Vt. Tel., 540. Hours, 8 to 9 a. m., 1 to 3 and
7 to 9 p. m. Sundays by appointment only.
Residence, 65 Canal St. Tel., 177. 41-26
JORDAN & SON. Optometrists. Office. 1 Elliot
St. Specialists in the correction of defective
vision. Examination. 9 to 12 a. m. 1.30 to 5p.m.
Evenings. Monday and Saturday. 7 to 9. Special
appointments at your convenience. Tel. 83 M. tf
TvR. A. I. MILLER. Hooker block, Brattle-
JL boro. Office hours, 8 to 9, 1 to 2, 6.30 to 8.
DR. O. G. WHEELER, osteopathic physi
cian, 10 Crosby block. Office hours, 10 to
12 e. m., 2 to 4 p. m. Other hours by appoint
ment. Telephone connections. 9 Spruce St.
W. R. NO YES, M. D. Eye, ear, nose and throat,
9 to 12. 1 to B, Wednesday and Saturday
evenings. Other hours and bundays by appoint
ment. Appointments for glasses fitting made by
mail or telephone. American Bldg. 45tf
O. S. CLARK, Dentist, Whitney block,
Brattleboro. Telephone, 59-3.
talk sometimes
TOHN E. GALE, Attorney at Law, Guilford.
) Vt. Telephone, 302.
TTA SKINS & SCHWENK, Attorneys and
Counsellors at Law, Brattleboro, Vt.
T?RANK E. BARBER, Attorney at Law.
J- Room 7, Crosby block, Brattleboro, Vt.
OBERT C. BACON Attorney at Law
Room 18, TJllery Building, Brattleboro.
"VTYRON P. DAVIS. Attomey-at-Law. Suite
A 10, Ullery Building, Brattleboro.l
Estate and
61 Main St.
Clear Policies
Huges said, with a no-license, majority
of 400, but ought to set higher mark as
a larger majority would offer still more
discouragement to the opposition. For
the past few years we have been en
deavoring to improve Brattleboro. Em
ployers of labor will be more willing to
invest their capital here if they can
be assured that the town will vote no
license in the years to come. Mr.
Hughes stated that the ballots on the
j subject of licenses would contain two
questions, one relating to general ques
tion of license and one to see if licenses
of the fifth class would be granted. He
said it was not necessary to vote on
both questions and that a ballot would
not be invalidated bv marking it in
j only in one place
Years, is Oldest Railroad Man in
Continuous Service in United
States In Brattleboro 36 Years.
The Boston Sunday Globe contained
an interesting illustrated article ou
"Railway Veterans of New England."
The name that leads all the rest in
point of service is Edwin F. Brooks,
station agent in Gardner, Mass., who
filled a sin.iliar position in Brattle
boro many years, and who still ie
tains his membership in various
Masonic bodies in this town. Mr.
Brooks is 7S years old and has been
in railroad work without a break since
IStJl, a period ot over Gl years. lie
was in Brattleboro 30 vears, and in
Mr. Daniels said that when lie was i addition to his duties as station agent
about six years old the circumstance of i fil,0,l the position of superintendent of
an intoxicated man being frozen to
Bank Block
Brattleboro, Vt.
S. W. EDGETT & CO.. Real
investment; notary public.
Watch for This
Space Every Day
- Dealers in
CO.. Wholesale and Retail
Coals of all kinds. Office,
3 Mam St., Brattleboro.
MORAX & CO., TJndertgkers, 19 Main street.
Telephone. 354-2. Brattleboro, Vt. 36tf
Katharine Dunlevy. Rm. 6. Crosby Blk. Tel. 31-12
Emerson & Son
House Furnishers
Liberal Credit
When Desired
2 and 4 Main Street, Brattleboro
Exclusive Undertaking
The Tobacco Man
death made an impression upon him
which never had been effaced and that
from the time of the incident referred
I to he decided never to use liquor. He
said he did not know the taste of beer
or liquor of any kind, never having
used it in any form. "Some people say
the saloon makes business. Is it a legit
imate business? Is it the kind we
want? Tf you were going home some
night and a man with a revolver held
you up and said, 'Your money or your
life' what would vou do? Any man
witn Drains would give up all he had. little to Uo soon
lhat would not hurt his reputation or
character or his home. If you form the
liquor habit it not only takes your mon
ey but ruins your character and works
an injury to all that yon hold sacred.
We don't want any saloons in Brattle
boro. ' '
Mr. Crosby brought a good report
from the legislature, of which he is a
member. Of the nearly 300 members of
that body he said only three were known
the Brattleboro & Whitehall railroad.
now the West River Railroad. Mr.
Brooks's record of railway service is
believed to be unequalled in the entire
United States. Still hale and hearty
he can be seen behind the window
screen of the Gardner station each
day. When railroad officials suggested
retirement two years ago he scoffed
at the idea, telling them that as long
as he was in good health he was bet
ter off working than sitting rouud do
ing nothing. He based his argument
on the principle that a man who has
finds that he is not
able ;to do much. Mr. Brooks was the
first president of the Railway Veter
ans association.
Ladies' and Men's Tailored
to Measure Clothes j
Order Your Suit Early
j Men's Suits and Overcoats from
$20.00 up
Ladies' Suits $20.00 up
Ladies' Coats $15.00 up
Dresses $13.00 up
Skirts $ 6.75 up
Elliot Street
William S. Paddock of Somerset Re
leased from Newfane Jail.
Fire and Life
Strong. Reliable Companies
bond & son Sanford A. Daniels
Tel. 264-1
Auto Ser!ce. Transfer Work. Chapel Monroe.
Rooms 17 Main Street, Brattleboro, Vt.
Ninety-Eight Cents a Week
pays for a participating $1000 20-year
endowment at age 35. Send us the date
of your birth and a sample policy will
oe maiiea you. national JUiie ins. co.
of Vt (Mutual.)
H. E. TAYLOR & SON. General Agents
Crosby Block. Brattleboro. Vt.
Crosby Block, Brattleboro
Telephone 41-2
Our Horne-Grown
Are the Finest. Freshest and Best
. AU prices. Try them.
HOPKINS, The Florist
144 Western Ave.
Telephone 437 Brattleboro. Vt On car line
OU will be in good com
pany when you come
here. This store has, we
believe, the best clientele of any
oien's wear store hereabouts;
men who seek quality first, high
value, and the best service.
Take a try on a
New Spring Style
Hat or Cap
This store is the home of
Hart Schaffner & Marx and Leopold
Morse & Co.'s Good Clothes.
William S. Paddock of Somerset,
who was arrested in his home Feb. 13
and found guilty of keeping liquor
with intent to sell, a line of $300 be
ing imposed, appeared in municipal
court Saturday afternoon, coming from
Newfane jail, and asked that the
state's attorney file an information
against him. This being done, he paid
the tine of $300 and costs of $10.14
and started for his home town. lie
had been languishing in jail while ef-
torts were in progress to raise ine
monev to release him.
Educational Commission Meets.
The commission to investigate the educa
tional system and conditions of Vermont,
appointed hy Gov. Fletcher at the last
session of the legislature, met in the otlices
of the Carnegie Foundation for the Ad
vancement of Teaching in New York city
last week.
Judge John II. Watson, chairman, of
Montpelier; Nicholas Murray Butler of
Columbia University. New York: Theo
dore N. Vail of Lyndon; Percival V. Cle
ment of Rutland; Horace F. Graham of
Craftsbury; Frank II. Brooks of St. Johns
bury; James B. Estee of Montpelier, and
Allison E. Tuttle of Bellows Falls, were
present, this being all the commissioners
except Eli II. Porter of Wilmington, who
was unable to attend.
. The matters before the commission for
consideration pertained to a proposed ed
ucational survey of this state to be made
as soon as may be.
Such a survey was considered necessary
to the efficient performance of the work
of the commission, and steps were taken
to that end, though the details were not
fully worked out.
it ii
Spring Sale of
WasCn Fabrics
The Season's Favorite
Weaves All Shown
The. showing in our Wash Goods Department merits your attention.
Every new weave which has met with fashion's approval is shown and
alljpatterns are selected with most discriminating care. You can rely on finding
your requirements here in any fabric, at prices which assure liberal savings.
Irish Poplin, in 17 shades; the best
wearing colored poplin shown.
25c per yard
Old English Poplin, 39c value, white
only. 29c per yard
Corduroy Pique, in colors aud white.
25c per yard
New Cloth or Katine Crepe, all col
ors; one of the popular sellers.
25c per yard
Alexander Cord, a new medium
weight fabric in colors.
25c per yard
Mercerized Ottoman, in colored
stripes. 25c per yard
Ratine Crepe, white with colored
stripes, regular 25c value.
19c per yard
Voile Tissue in colored stripes.
15c per yard
Voile Jacquard, in stripes and dots.
19c per yard
Pekin Ratine, in colored stripes.
25c per yard
32-inch Bontex Ginghams, a very
fine, good washing gingham. Spe
cial value, I2V2C per yard
Samson Galateas, 2S-ineh, very fine,
soft quality. 15c per yard
36-inch Soft Finish Percale, in 75
patterns, light and dark colors.
12V-.C tier vard
xwisiea ratine, ivmte only.
25c per yard j 32. Anderson Ginghams, in all
I the new styles. 25c per yard
Voile Crash, white only, very special.
25c per yard j
j 36-inrh Madrass Cloth, 20c quality,
Silk Stripe Voile, white ground with 17c P6 Ytd
colored pattern. 25c per yard i
27-inch Chambrays, in all plain col-
Vanity Krinkle, in all colors and
small figures. 15c per yard
Silk Marquisette, in all plain colors.
39e per yard
Colored Linen Suitings, in all colors.
39c per yard
IV2C per yard
Brown linen Suitings and Auto
Cloths, extra quality,
29c and 39c per yard
Linen Crash and Oyster Linens,
25c to 50c per yard
All Orders Promptly Delivered, Free, by Parcel Post
C.,",T. 1
This $5 Triple Silver
Plate Razor at the intro
ductory price of 25cwith
one blade.
Extra blades, 5c each.
; I
T! fill I
Mailed to any address on
receipt of price.
Robbins & Cowles
Real Estate Real Estate Real Estate
It Will Be Worth Your
While, Mi. Buyer
When you are looking for KKAL KSTATK, no matter how small
or how large, to call at this office. Our experience of years in the
business gives us a wide knowledge of this town and the surrounding
country. It has cost us valuable time and money to get this experi
ence and it should be worth dollars to you.
For instance we recently had a party -come to us from the Pa
cific coast; he told us what he wanted; we knew just where to go,
so we made him happy. Another from the Northern part of Maine,
we served him the same way.
It does not pay to spend days, weeks and sometimes months paying
hotel bills and carfare, when you can go to a responsible agency and
get what you want, saving many dollars.
We have several good business chances.
We have building lots, town and suburban property-.
We have SUMMER HOMES, several at Spofford Lake.
One hundred an. I Uy acres about seven miles from this village;
good cottage house, fair barns, good water; can set 1,300 sugar buck
ets; machine mowing; a good one-man farm for 1.700. A recent
ow ner of the place told me he made .:?i0 to .r00 on his sugar product
u one season.
You can reach us by rail, mail, telephone, or telegraph.
61 Main Street, Brattleboro, Vt.
Quick Shoe Repairing
Work ready when promised. We
use best quality of leather, and
with modern machinery and skilled
workmen for hand work, satisfac
tion is guaranteed.
A. DeAngelis
53 Main Street
On All Our Men's Overcoats
Were $10.00 now S 7.50
Were $12.00 now S 9.00
Were $15.00 now $11.25
Were $18.00 now $13.50
Were $20.00 now $15.00
Buy your Overcoat NOW
for another season
Who Advertises What He His iti Has Whit He Aliettises

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