THE BRATTLEBORO DAILY REFORMER, MONDAY, MARCH
OF COURSE, YOU WANT TO
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
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
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
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E. C. CROSBY
G. E. SHERMAN
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
ALWOOD 8 Main St.
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.
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WHITE SATIN FLOUR is noted
for its uniformity.
WHITE SATIN is noted for pro
ducing bread of the most delicious
WHITE SATIN FLOUR is always
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
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
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
ville, Mass., Thursday and Friday,
where she was called by the death of a
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
James Stewart Hamilton.
Toil Usqs 0
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,
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
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
"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. .
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