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THE BRATTLEBORO DAILY REFORMER, MONDAY, MARCH o. i OF COURSE, YOU WANT TO WEAR Slllt EASTER SUNDAY It's the spirit of the time that makes us all want to put on our best for Easter. Easter heralds the coming of a new season the brightest season of all and in anticipation of a demand for the best and newest of everything ladies wear we have assembled in our Coat and Suit Department a very large and attractive display of Garments that are distinctive but not freakish, stylish but not extreme different but tasty just the sort of clothes the stylish women of today like to wear. See them You'll like them. Try them on You'll be delighted. Wear them You'll be satisfied. Perhaps you think it is early to buy your Spring Apparel, but surely you don't think it early to see and learn what the correct Spring Fashions are. It's our pleasure to snow you. COATS $10, $15, $20, $25, $30, $35 SUITS $10, $15, $20, $25, $30, $35 STEVENS-DURYEA MOTOR CARS o. PI rtATT A Critical Review and Appreciation by an English Automobile Engi neer on a Visit to This Country. E. D. Whitney, distributor for Stevens-Duryea motor cars, quotes from an editorial of interest to Vermont motorists appearing in a late issue of the Autocar, an English publication which is recognized as an authority on the motor-car industry, not only in England, but on the continent. J iv reviewing the body uesign anu tendencies, under the heading "Clean ness of Design", he refers as follows to the- Stevens-Duryea product: Cleanness of design does not, as a rule, much affect the working of a machine, but it would weigh very largely with an educated motorist of Europe. As, however, American cars are invariably sold with their bodies in place, this feature, to a great ex tent, disappears. The niceties of Eng lish design which I observed at Olym pia have only appeareM in ona car in the States, but they presumably will be adopted more and more before an other year is over. Taking the cars as a whole, and judging them by Eu ropean standards they are sadly lack ing in, cleanness of design, the most notable exception to this being the Stevens-Duryea. ' ' Continuing in another paragrapn which deals with the mechanical fea tures of the American makes, he re fers as follows to the Stevens-Duryea: "Coming to the Stevens-Duryea, one feels bound to sav that this car is thoroughly up-to-date. It has a unit power plant with a good three point suspension, and the timing gears are cm the rear end of the motor in the clutch chamber. One of the models was fitted with Rudge - Whitworth wheels and the touring car had par ticularly pleasing lines with the bon net sloping upwards to the llared dash. The standard bodies have also a clever arrangement by which the height of the rear seat can be varied at will." The above review shows how close ly the English writers observe the leading American products, and re flects a great deal of credit on the engineering and designing staff of the Stevens-Duryea company, inasmuch as the mechanical "features referred to, which make possible an accessible and light weight chassis, were adopt ed by the Stevens-Duryea company over 10 years ago. It was a number of years afterwards before the Eng lish and continental manufacturers appreciated the value of these fea tures, as their energies up to the late nineties were centred on manufactur ing a self propelled vehicle of ex tremely heavy construction through out, due to their endeavors to fulfill the public demand at that time for a high powered car. They soon, how ever, adopted the American ideas, which were founded on the Stevens Duryea principles of a light weight, yet efficient motor, complemented by a chassis design which made the pow er useful, not wastefully developed to propell a heavily constructed car. HINSDALE'S FOUR FAMOUS GIRLS Happy Gathering on 94th Birthday Anniversary of Mrs. Emily H. Estey v 1 ft J? - -. . - - '4: It Mm , ... -u. BROOKS HOUSE E. C. CROSBY Proprietor G. E. SHERMAN Manager Mrs. Maria W. Barrows, 84. Mrs. Julia II. Jones, 94. Mrs. Julia A. Fay, 84 Mrs. Emily II. Estey, 94. Th group of four Hinsdale " girls " whose aggregate ages are ;,(5 years en joyed another happy t-elebration Wed nesday afternoon and evening, Feb. 2(5, in the home of Mrs. 1'. F. Amidon, the occasion being Mrs. James F. Estey 's JMth birthday anniversary. The recep tion hall and parlors were filled with cut flowers and potted plants tokens of loving remembrance from friends in Wilton and Hinsdale. X. II., Bos ton, Knoxville, Ten n., and Brattlebo ro. Many letters and numberless cards of greeting afforded entertainment for the guests. Stories and poems were read and at G all were invited to tho dining room. Here a realistic cherry treo with a large cluster of red cherries formed on effective decoration for the centre of the table. From the base of the tree scarlet ribons extended in a mysterious cpiirl of sheen and color to the handles of miniature hatchets near the place cards, and on each card was a boutonniere of crimson carnations. Fairv lamps with scarlet globes shed harmonious rays of light. After supper each guest took hold of th handle of the hatchet nearest her and drew from tinder the tree a small package containing a souvenir for the occasion. Within the hollow handles were old fashioned bon bons. lieturn ing to the parlor the guests were en tertained with music until time for good-right arrived. Any Tool Guaranteed by Wood is Good That's all. ALWOOD 8 Main St. J HAS BROTHER IN MEXICO. THE VICTIM OF THE TRAGEDY. James Stewart Hamilton, Who Was Murdered in Hinsdale February 5. James Stewart Hamilton was born in Kochester, X. Y., May 1."., 1S70. He at tended the public whooU of Kochester and for two years following his graduation from grammar school was a student in the University of Kochester, where he was a member of the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity. Afater leaving the university he took a position in the office of the Kochester and Pittsburgh Coal and Iron company, where John L. Lawton Hears that Dr. George W. Lawton Is in Midst of Turbulent Times. ,!ohn 1- Lawton of G Forest street is especially interested in conditions in Mexico as his brother. Dr. George W. Lawton of the City of Mexico, is in the midst of the lively times, but so far has escaped personal injury. Dr. Lawton is a practicing dentist and also has a dental supply house in the City of Mexico, of which he has been a resident for the last eight years. A letter from him dated Feb. 13 was to the effect that all of the large build ings in the city were peopled with sharpshooters and equipped with ma chine guns. Business, Dr. Lawton wrote, has been much depressed for three years and since the last upris ing has been absolutely at a standstill. He expressed the hope that the Diaz forces would eventually win, but whether that expression was merely a safeguard in the event of the letter falling Jnto the hands of the Diaz forces or not is unknown here. Dr. Lawton has visited his brother in Brattleboro on several occasions. t-sr lr - 1 mm: smi PATfKT fill I' , 1 WHITE SATIN FLOUR is noted for its uniformity. WHITE SATIN is noted for pro ducing bread of the most delicious flavor. WHITE SATIN FLOUR is always guaranteed. E. Crosby & Company Office Call 104-105. Retail store 135. Elector 582. WOULD ALLOW PIKE FISHING 45 DAYS New Hampshire House Votes to Ex tend Open Season in Connecti cut Elver in Cheshire County. HINSDALE, N. H., Mareh 3. The New Hampshire House of Representa tives has passed the bill relating to the extension of the open season on pike in the Connecticut river in Cheshire county from Jan. 15 to April 1, to go into effect upon its passage, and the bill will be acted upon this week in the Senate, which body no doubt will act favorably upon it since it has the ap proval of the committee on fisheries and game and all the delegates from Chesh ire county. The object of this bill is to give the fishermen more time to fish through the ice as this seems to be about the only time of year when the big fish will take bait. Much credit for the favorable ac tion on the bill is due to the efforts of our representative, Koy D. Taylor, and the passage of the bill by both houses removing the closed season on horned pout was due solely to Mr. Taylor's efforts. ville, Mass., Thursday and Friday, where she was called by the death of a relative. Miss Elfa Streeter returned Saturday to her school duties in . Providence, R. I., after a week spent here with her mother, Mrs. Isis Streeter. The three-act comedy-drama, "Wil lowdale," was presented, in the opera house Friday evening by the senior class of the Northfield high school be fore a small but appreciative audience. J. he parts were well taken and showed careful preparation. The cast of char acters: Basset, Ernest Stiner: Tom Skerrett, Harland Atwood; Joseph God- trey, Alton Dunnell; Dmsmore, William Dalton; Mr. Prosser, Percy Richardson; ijem liackett, Jbarquhar langton; Si mon Primer, Miles Moore; Millie Bas sett, Miss Bessie Moore; Mrs. Bassett, JUiss -tsermce CJummmgs; Rosetta Gates, Miss Nina "Wallett; Mis' Hazey, Miss .Margaret Dale; Oleander, Miss Mary Aldrich. HINSDALE, N. H. Employed 31 Years by One Company, William Redding completed 31 years in the employ of the G. A. Robertson company Saturday, 25 years of which he served as engineer and the last six as superintendent, in which position he has proved himself very capable. Mr. Red ding has been exceptionally faithful in his work and during his long term of service has been absent only a compara tively small number of days. CAUCUS DISPUTE HAS BEEN SETTLED Northfield Town Clerk Exonerated by Judge Defective Papers Cor rected by Legislature. NORTHFIELD, MASS., March 3.- The, controversy over the legality of the caucus and therefor of the nomination papers and of the town meeting, has been settled. Town Clerk W. J. Wright was charged with violaitng the election laws by receiving certificates of nomi nation of candidates for town offices after the time for filing them had legal ly expired. Judge Field of Greenfield reserved his decision, and later tele phoned Mr. Wright that he had done the best thing to be done under the circumstances. SPOFFORD, N. H. Edward N. Harris, 77, died in his home on the Keene road Feb. 17 from heart trouble after ' being in poor health several vears. He was a native of Bellows Falls and came to this town about 35 years ago. He was one of a party which his father formed in 1850 to go to the California gold fields. Four from this town accompan ied them, two uncles, Foster and Ash bel Wheeler, and two cousins, James and Wiliam Ford. Joseph and George Buffum of Walpole were also among these pioneer gold seekers. Mr. Harris married Oct. 13, 1877, Minnie M. Keith of Westmoreland. He leaves his wife and four children, Louis of Ath ol, Mabel of Westmoreland, Vera of Brattleboro, and Henry of this town. Mrs. Orlin Whitney has been visiting several days in Brattleboro. Mrs. William Curran of Springfield, Mass., visited friends in town Friday. Miss Inez Higgins spent Thursday and Friday in Brattleboro with her sis ter, Mrs. Herbert Barrett. Mrs. D. C. Nims was in Northfield part of last week with her sister, Mrs. Fred Watson, who has been ill. William E. Belleville of South Chelmsford, Mass., has been visiting ninsdale relatives and friends the past few days. Mrs. W. F. Robertson was in Gilbert- VERMONT NEWS NOTES. Under the will of Emeline Porter Barnes, recently filed in Boston, $10,000 each is left to the Gates Memorial library and St. Paul's Episcopal church in White River Junction. Mrs. Barnes's husband was en gaged in the hotel business in Boston many years.. When the Peru turnpike becomes the property of the state, according to the bill passed by the legislature, it will do away with the last tollgate in New Eng land. The turnpike was chartered 100 years ago, and was built by General Peter Dudley, who, it is said, received $5,500 for the construction. The pen with which Gov. Fletcher signed the bill was present ed to M. J. Hapgood. NORTHFIELD, MASS. Edward II. Frye will give a reading tonight at the seminary in the regular lecture course. His subiect will be ' ' li ' 1 1 i ii 1 1 in n ii o t ' a i Vi . The seniors of the high school re peated their play, " Willowdale," in the Hinsdale, N. II., town hall Friday night. The audience was not large, but they paid their expenses and have $10 to add to the Washington trip fund. Charles H. Webster of Northfield, representative from this district, intro duced a bill into the legislature, which passed both houses Thursday and Fri day, to correct the detects in the nomi nation papers, so that the caucus papers ana town meeting today are all legal. Rev. N. Fay Smith preached in the Congregational church Sunday and the Lord 's Supper was observed, 10 uniting with the church on confession and three by letter. In the Unitarian church, Kev. u. ii. jsuzzell, who preached very acceptably last week Sunday, again pleased his audience. He is a candidate for the pastorate. " Mrs. C. E. Dickinson, wife of Princi pal uicxinson ot JNortntielii seminary, gave a reception Friday afternoon to the friends of Miss Clara Davis, who for six years has been head nurse at Betsey Moody hospital. Miss Davis was pre sented a traveling bag with every con venience in it. She goes to Pine Mount. Ky., to take up special nursing among the poor whites. She is succeeded by Miss Fidelia Barber of Greenfield. Be sure you are right, N then ahead and ask vour wife. go V- James Stewart Hamilton. Toil Usqs 0 ales Campaigns he was employed three years. For a year he was division superintendent for the Maselli Construction company, which had one of the first contracts on the barge canal, that west of Lyell avenue in Roch ester, lie was subsequently employed in Rochester by Lee & Fitch and Whit more, Rauber & Vicinus. For some time he was in charge of a large landsc-Ape gardening contract in Hewlett, L. I., taking by the Pitkin & W emriehter company of Rochester. For two years previous to taking up the rail road construction work in New Hamp shire, Mr. Hamilton was employed as a foreman by the Tidewater Building com pany of Brooklyn, and was in charge of a portion of the subway work done by this company in Brooklyn and New York city. Mr. Hamilton was a member of the United Presbyterian church of Rochester and for some years was prominent in Ma sonic circles. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Hamilton, and a sister, Miss A. Jean Hamilton, live at 372 Lake avenue, Rochester. People in Hinsdale and Brattleboro who became acquainted with Hamilton found him a man of winning, personality, and the men associated with him in work held him in high regard. He was able to command men on the construction work and yet hold their respect and friendship. Mrs. Pike and Miss Adams, with whom he lived in Hinsdale, were neatly prostrated by his tragic end and to many others his death brought a sense of personal loss. During courtship kissing may be overdone, but after marriage it s usually underdone. O VCll testimonials as the following from the J. E. SO PER COMPANY, wholesalers of grain and feed at 20G Chamber of Commerce, Boston, furnish unimpeachable testi mony of the value of the telephone, especially, the toll lines, in sales campaigns. We quote a paragraph of a letter to the Company from this concent : "Wc find that the telephone takes the place, hi a large de gree, of men on the road, and that our business is done in a much more satisfactory ivay by hazing a man sell our goods from the office, as then he knows everything a salesman should knozi' concerning the quality, location and other features of the goods, zvhereas a man on the road does not alzvays have his information and is frequently induced to guess it, which does not zvork at all." We would not suggest this rule in every case. The advan tages of face-to-face salesmanship and the magnetism of a per sonality, coupled with the importance of showing many lines of goods, are not to be depreciated. On standard lines, however, once the salesmen's personality is estab lished, the telephone is an efficient auxiliary, and especially help ful to the salesmen in making advanc appointment. TRAVELING MEX interested in little stories of the ad vantages of the telephone as a business auxiliary, are invited to send for "Modern Methods of Money-Making." In Metro politan Boston call the Contract Department, Fort Hill 7600. Elsewhere call the Local Manager. .