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THE BKATTLEBORO DAILY REFORMER, MONDAY, MARCH 3, 1913.
TOT IF 15) rJ AT TfM l EETQikKS wr. a This Shall License be granted for the sale of Intoxicating Liquors in this Town ? No Yes Shall Licenses of the Fifth Class be granted in this Town ? Yes I 1 No and the voter shall make a cross (X) against the answer he desires to give. Put aura 11 Miter A NO VOTE means a clean town; more money saved from wages; more men at work steadily; better moral and business conditions Ppem SLmir ill Lsi y AN to p. mm D WOT Fc3 fi u UX1 W til 4lflB1t 0i ft 01 Coftozeiros Rieeftoinig mi p 32 SULTAN'S GIF ON THE STAGE Priceless'Relic Will Be Used in Presentation of Green Stockings " MISS DENNISON'S MARRIAGE CURTAIN Star of Company Coming to Audi torium Tomorrow Evening Received . Memento from Sultan of Johore While on "World's Tour in 1911. The mysteries and what few customs of the orient that have been penetrated by the veil of civilization aie ever a source of wonder and speculation to the European; nature herself seems to he in league with her by bountiiully providing foods that are essential to the life of the indolent pleasure-loving native without much trouble on his part. His only thought today, believing that Allah will provide for the morrow. Probably one of the most advanced of any of the eastern potentates is his II. li H. Irbrahim, the Sultan of Johore, who has been much in the public eye of London life through his numerous retinue ot ser vants and retainers, and the prodigality and lavish display of wealth and jewels with which he has on more than one oc casion startled London and Paris. Irbrahim commands the greatest respect in India as well as on the continent, being a great sportsman and one of the mos brilliantly educated men in India, having graduated from Oxford with exceptional honors. Although he has the most ex tensile and elaborate harem in the world he is married to an English woman. An old law in India forces her to live in England. She and the Sultan, however, meet in Australia at stated intervals but she is never allowed to leave her ship, being under strict guard while in Indian waters. The Sulan is fond of entertaining Europeans and the lavishness of these en tertainments are said to equal the feasts of the old Greek and Roman empires when they were at their height. Two years ago during a world's tour Eva Dennison, who comes to the auditorium for the evening of Mar. 4, in that excellent comedy. Green Stockings, and a party of friends were entertained by the Sultan and as it is the custom gave each member of the party a memento of the occasion when leaving. Miss Dennison received a mar riage curtain which is considered the most important part of a Hindoo girl's trous seau, for as soon as she is able to hold a needle, which is practically in her baby hood, as the Hindoo tzirl marries at the ap. of 12 to 14 years, she begins to weave and embroider this part of her wedding outfit. The threads are of the finest gold, each stitch being made with the greatest care and precision and there is always much rivalry between the girls of the harem to see which one will turn out the most perfect and beautiful curtain. Scat tered over different parts of this elaborate piece of needle work are little diamonds and squares finished in white, red and green and standing out clearly and distinctly from the golden background, these are the mute little messages from the tiny bride to her future husband. Each color being symbolic carries a little message that she knows her married life will be a blissful and happy one, that she will be an obe dient wife in the world, and that she will always love ' and venerate her husband these are few of the many meanings that have been divulged to us while the others are etill veiled in impenetrable mystery. -Made in the harems of the Sultans these priceless curtains are never seen by man until the bride brings it to her husband. It is only through the reigning Sultan and as a direct present or gift that they are ever allowed to leave his dominion. Miss Dennison naturally prizes this extraordi nary gift highly and looks upon it as a pricesless possession, although it is used nightly as a covering for the center table in the elaborate staze setting of Green Stockings. is woven into the humor, pathos and tragedy, for the play throughout is one of human interest with a conclusion that is thoroughly satisfactory to Young Matt, and of course to the auditors. Ione to Spriug ii a garage, visited Saturdav E. Walker's. EAST DUMMMERSTON. IVrley Lynde has field, Mass., to work Miss Edith Walker in Brattleboro at If. Harold Reed is ill with tonsilitis. Mrs. Charles liivier and Miss Blanche, Newton also are ill. Fred Meyers of Northampton is substituting at the Duninierston sta tion for II. J. Folev. BRATTLEBORO PERSONAL Harden is visiting in Mis Blaurhe Northampton. . Miss Nellie O'Keet'e is visiting her Mrs. Charles O'touuor. French went Friday to White . Y., to visit a week or more home of his son, Lester it. LAWS TO BENEFIT TIMBER OWNERS cousin. O. L Plains, in the French. Attorney Clarke C. town was the speaker tended union meeting Fitts of this in a largely at in the Congrc- Relatives Pound Body A. W. Allen, ."50. who in Sleigh. lived a mile and a half from Barre on the East Montpelier road, committed suicide by shooting through the head with a re volver Fridav night while driving from Barre to his home. The body was found by members of the family when the horse came into the yard. Allen had an office in Barre for the sale of farm implements. It is thought that he had financial troubles. He leaves a wife. gation al night in church in Bellows Falls last the interest of no-license. J. G. 1'lleiy went Friday to New York, planning to leave that city Sat urday for Washington, where he will ride in the inaugural parade Tuesday as ail to Inei .Marshal Harper ot th civic division. Charles O. Itobbins, of the firm of Bobbins & Cowles, was elected one of the di rectors of the New P'ngland Hardware Dealers' association at the 20rh annual convention held at Hotel Kimball in Springfield, Mass., Thurs day. Mr. Kohbi was also chosen a delegate to the national hardware con vention to be held in Jacksonville, Florida, during the present month. Conservation Measures of Permissive Nature Enacted by Legislature Efficient Work by Repre sentative Taft. der to avoid what they consider to.be cxi-essive taxation, and these hills aimed to remedv this evil. are BOUGHT A FINE FARM. The Dairy of C. D. and II. R. Whit man Inspected by Manual Training Students AMUSEMENT NOTES PLAY FROM POPULAR NOVEL. Shepherd of the Hills to Be Seen at Auditorium Saturday. Harold Bell Wright's most popular novel. The Shepherd of the Hills, of which a million copies have been sold, has been made into a play by its author with the assistance of Elsberv W. Reynolds and Lem B. Parker. The first production of this play in this town will take place at the auditorium on Saturday, matinee and night. The play is practically a trde narrative of life among the humble dwellers of the Ozarks. It touches all the emotions, and its influence is wholesome arfd helpful, notwithstanding several rough characters that figure more or less prominently. The shepherd of the story is a cultivated and I rough stranger who comes into the hills, glad to escape trom the vanities and con- . x: i : . i ii i i i eiiuonanues to which lie has- been ac- i. J rr-i . - cusLomeu. j.nere is a nock needing a shepherd, and he thankfully accepts the lowly occupation of a sheep tender, but soon becomes shepherd of a human flock, the big-hearted mountaineers, their fami lies, and all who need a friend and ad viser. Among his most devoted followers are Old Matt and Young Matt, the giants of the hills; Sammy Lane, glorious in the beauty of young womanhood, and Poor Pete, a deranged lad who understands the! voices of nature and sees what others can not see. There is a mystery of the hills that often terrifies, but at last the solu tion is brought about by Pete and the shepherd, and it is the latter who is most deeply afflicted and concerned. It is hardly necessary to add that a pretty romance 0 I I"").' 'fy -"i- if-: y. . -,v?mv i m ' - t , ik y . -yyy "xyy-yyty:?--y?:vy"v- o 5 ' " , 1 ( -, 4-,' s- SCENE FROM THE SUCCESSFUL AND HUMOROUS COMEDY, " GREEN STOCKINGS," AT THE AUDITORIUM, MARCH 4. Two important bills relating to the taxation of forest lauds, House bill i'2'2 and House bill 552, were passed by the rei-eut legislature which are along the lines of progressive forestry legislation and form an entirely dif ferent basis for the taxation of tim berlaud than ever has existed iu this state. They are permissive bills, not requiring that laud shall be taxed ac cording to their provisions unless the owners so desire, but they afford an opportunity for a step iu the direc tion of advanced forestry 'and are commendable conservation measures, in connection with which Represent ative W. 11. Taft of West Townshend did efficient work in connection with State Foi ester II awes. They are fash ioned to some extent after the recom mendation of a commission appointed in 1911 by the Connecticut legislature, which commissiou spent two years in the study of conditions-in that state. House bill i.")2 provides for a tax on the land alone at a rate pot to exceed an acre, which valuation shall not be increased during the e riod of growth. When the timber is matured and cut there shall then be. collected a yield tax of 10 per cent of the stumpage value of the timber cut. This applies to either natural orplant trrowth not over l.'t years of age. House bill 422 applies to any natural forest growth of l years or over. Any person owning land suitable to be classified as woodland or forest land may apply to the listers of the town to hae it separately classified for taxation. If the listers are satis fied that the land is suitable for Hi-owing forest trees it shall hereafter be classified and taxed under this act, which provides that it shall be set in the list at the valuation estab lished in the last preceding quadren nial appraisal and taxes assessed thereon at the local rates. Whenever a commercial cutting is made from such land a yield tax is to he assess ed at a rate of one-tenth of 1 per cent of the stumpage value of the timber cut for ,'each year that the land has been classified and taxed under this act. In the vear 10.10 a revaluation shall be made of the land and timber standing thereon and taxes shall be assessed at the local rate on 'this re valuation until such time as a cutting shall be made on such lot. In no case shall a yield tax be assessed to ex ceed 7 per cent of the stumpage value of the timber removed. The act p.ball not take effect until Jan. 1, 1915, which allows another quadrennial ap praisal to be made before any lands can be classified under this act. Under present conditions many owners of timberland cut off the trees when they are extremely young in or- from New London. - - r The New London. Conn., Morning Telegraph contained recently an ac count of the visit of the pupils of the mauual training school of that city to the Newbury farm, owned by C. D. Whitman and his son, Hugh H. Whit man, both lormerly ot mattieDoro. The elder Whitman resigned Nov. 1 last the position which he had held 11 years as manager of the extensive West End farms of E. M. and W. Ferguson on Fisher Island, and his son a little earlier gave up the work which he had carried on four years as manager of the poultry farm on the Ferguson estate. In buying the Newbury farm the Whitmans secured for a home and business one of the finest farms iu New London county. They are running a model dairy of cows, selling the milk and cream in New London. It was to insect the operations of the dairy that the man ual training scholars visited the farm. The Whitmans intend to develop the land intensively in grass, clover ,al falfa and fruits. We Advertise because we lutve the s;m1s to adveitu-e. If we Lad nothing we wyuld say noth ing. We have all the latest improved special mat-hinea for launderinjr shirts and col lars, which not only prolongs lhe life of your linen, but give eas? and oomfrt to the warer. ur New Prosperity Col lar Moulder i.s jciving great satisfaction; and our customers are Beginning to tell their friend about it. Do not wait to be told but try It out and see what It (les, as nff one can af ford to have their collars laundered in. any other way. Brattleboro Steam Laundry W. K. SPARKS Proprietor More umbrellas are turned by the wind than are returned by borrowers. There 's no "monotony in the a woman who marries a man form him. . life to of re- Acclimated Fruit Trees Shrubs and Vines Absolutely Free from San Jose Scale. Of Fruiting Age. Warranted to Grow April 1, 1913. GEORGE D. ODELL "21 Central Street BRATTLEUORO. VT. Federal Motor Trucks Call and sec our new Federal Trucks capacity up to two tons. We believe these trucks to be by all ollds the best value on the market today in a truck of from one to two-ton capacity. We will also have for your inspection within the next day or two a carload of the new Studebaker cars. The Model Xo. : at Sl,29 is considered by the auto mobile trade as lieintj the best "value on the market in medium priced cars. Then we have the Model No. 'IT Studebaker sell ing at $88.". which we believe equals anything you can find at less than $1,(X). These cars are of the very latest up-to-date construction. Let us make an appointment with you for demonstration. Manley Bros