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THE BRATTLE BORO DAILY REFORMER, TUESDAY, MARCH 4,
1913. MICHELMANS WILL j REPORT ON MAIN TAKE NEW QUARTERS! AND FLAT STREETS ON TO MEMPHREMAGOG i Are to Occupy North Store in Whet stone Block, Which is to be Known Hereafter as the Park Building. - On or about April 1 t lie Miehelman System will move its store from the second floor of the American TUiilding to Whetstone block, wliieli will here after be known as the I 'ark Ruilding. The M iehelmans will occupy the north store on the ground iloor and all that part of the second iloor which was formerly Armory hall. The two floors will bt connected ! y an open staircase and the quarters will he fit ted with modern lixtuies including show-eases of the latest pattern. ' A largo display window has been put in to the north side of the building. The first Iloor will be devoted entirely to j men's clothing and furnishings, while j tin' entire second floor will be given over to women's apparel and other! similar lines. The Michelmans will, of j course, curry a far larger li:.e than ! at present and plan to cater in every j detail to the convenience of their I growing list of customers. H. S. Mich- j elman. manager of the local branch ot I the Miehelman svndicate, has recently! returned from a buying trip of 10 davs in New York, when' he made ex tensive purchases for the new estab lishment. The building itself is to be greatly improved in appearance. A. B. C'lapp, the owner, intends to paint the entire exterior a straw color and is now- ne gotiating for a large electric sign which is intended to extend a lumin ous greeting to passengers leaving the new uuiou station. Negotiations are also under way for tenants for the other stores in the park building but nothing definite has vet been settled in regard to the oc cupancy. It is understood, however, i.. i-.-.utVi tnrp nnd basement will l.o oecnoied bv a cash market. and there is possibility that a new rist iiiav take the centre store. drug- SUNDAY TRAIN ON WEST RIVER LINE Central Vermont Will Put One on Beginning May 1 According to Letter from G. C. Jones. Yielding to the request of the West 1 iver Valley association. Vice Presi dent. G. "'. Jones of the Central Ver mont railroad has agreed to start Sunday train service on the West Riv er division Mav 1. The new train will r.robablv leave Brattleboro at about 0 a. m., immediately after the the paper train from the arrival of south anil Londonderry will return from South late in the afternoon. This improvement in the train ser vice of the West River valley was brought about through negotiations conducted bv ('. Fitts and H. C. Tiiee, who were named to tak at the annual meeting of th "River Valley association two ago. it up West weeks GIPT TO BENEFIT CHURCHES. Mrs. Jennie E. Pales Presents $1000, Income to Support Preaching in Marlboro and Newfane. By gift of Miss Jennie E. Fales of Woj'cesten. Mass.. formerly of Brattle boro and a member of the Congrega tional church, the Vermont Domestic .Missionary society has received $1000 to be held in trust in memory of her mother, the late Mrs. Delia A. Wilder, who lievd in the first house north of the high school building. The income is to be paid semi-annually to the churches of Marlboro and Newfane on condition that they support preaching six months eatdi year. In case of their failure to com ply with this provision the income is to go to some other needy churches in Windham county at the discretion f the oflicers of the society. Mrs. Fales 's father. the late Deacon Joseph Wilder, was for many years a deacon ami liberal supporter of the church in West Brattleboro before moving to this village. Mrs. Pales "s mother was a daughter of Mr. and Mis. Nathan Merriiield of Xewfane, who were liberal supporters of the Congregational church there. CHARGED WITH EXTORTION. It is Alleged That Ploof Threatened to Blow Up McMahon With Dynamite. Charles I'loof was bound over to Lamoille county court Saturday by Justice C. W.' Watts under $1,000 bonds on a charge of writing a threat ening letter. Mr. Ploof. who is :0 years of age, was arrested in Burling ton Friday. His arrest followed the receipt of a threatening letter in November by Harold C. McMahon. junior partner of the firm of Miles, McMahon & Son. The letter directed Mr. McMahon to place a sum of money in a certain place before a time named. In case of refusal. McMahon was to be blown up by dynamite. Detectives have been at work on the case ever since. Suspicion fell upon Ploof and he was followed and led to write a letter to obtain funds to become a member of a soci ety in New York city. Mr. Sherman, chief of the detective agency, at once notified State's Attorney Maurice of the similarity in hand writing, and the arrest followed. The penalty is not more than two vears in prison or a j fine of $.100. A young man should learn to pad dle his own eanoe, even if his father does own a motor boat. California's 191.1 mining output, it is predicted, will exceed $100,000,000 in value. Hard work is the best cure for hard luck. Occasionally you meet a woman who is almost as much afraid of a dentist as she is of a mouse. Recommendations Made by Special Committee What It Would Cost to Make Various Improvements Property Cost Not Given. j The committee chosen to obtain in formation upon the cost of widening : Main ami Flat streets report as tol 1 lows: , We have had a survey and map ! made of Main street and we find that j to widen the street to a line drawn ! from the southeast corner of the Cox block to the corner of the L. U. Rich ardson projHMty, near II. M. Wood's store, would take 1207.5 square feet of land from property owned by H. G. T'-arber. The engineers' estimate of the cost of building the street is as follows: I square yards of sidewalk, S feet wide, I'm cubic yards of con crete retaining wall, 2.")7.:; cubic vards of earth (ill. $10(i.:iS it 0. 00 12S.fi I :!2.70 1 1 1 squat i n g. yards of pav- Total. $1,40 !.! The survey of Flat street shows that to make the street ,10 feet wide would require S 1 7.2 square feet of land from property of IT. G. Barber upon the north side of the street. Fpon the south side of the street it would take 01S.7 square feet from land of L. II. I'i hardson, 12fi0 square feet from land of U. G. Barber, :1S.,1 square feet from land of K II. Thomas. 274.5 square feet from land of Sparks Bros., l.'?2 1.7.1 square feet from land of George K. Crowell. The engineers' estimate of the cost of building Flat street is as follows: ?i: square yards of sidewalk, 5 feet wide. .fcl.0iH.70 120.00 s.i.so 2.12 cubic vards of earth fill, 147.." cubic yards of retaining wall. 4011.fi square yards of road surfacing. i2.o:u.so tl4,l:ltU0 1.1,fi27.!t'.t :l.1it:U9 Total, Total for both streets. Total for both streets without road surfacing upon Flat street. Tl the t i re or ; face io above item of road surfacing is estimated cost of paving the en length of Flat street with granite sphalt. similar to the present sur of Main street. The c nnmittee get the abutting has been proiiert v unable to owners to state the price at which be willing to sell the would have to be taken changes as noted above, we make no estimate of they would land which to make the consequently the cost of land damage. The commitee was also instructed to investigate and report upon the cost of such changes as would have to be made to provide a car track for the hauling of freight cars out Flat street. The engineers report that there is rot sufficient room at the .junction of Flat ami Main street for the handling of large freight cars, and they do not recommend that it be attempted. The report of the engineers with maps and estimates has been placed in the of ice of the town clerk. And the committee would recom mend whenever these streets are wid ened that the lines of this survey be followed. CIIARLKS R. CROSBY J. HARRY EST FY" SOLON A. RICHMOND Committee. LOCAL NEWS NOTES. Fort Dummer Royal Auh chapter of Masons conferred the Fast Masters' and Most Excellent Masters' decrees in a special convocation held last evening in Masonic temple. A young Italian had one hand crushed while wirking on the tiestle north of Bridge street Sunday afternoon. One finder was badly broken and others were crushed. Dr. Harry P. Greene (tressed the injuries. In the monthly meeting ot the Ver mont Wheel club tonight a second vote will be taken on the proposed change in constitution, fixing the age limit for mem bership at IS years instead of 21 years. The annual sale of literature will take place, after which a lunch will be served. The annual meeting of the club will be held in April. Casts of contagious diseases have been reported to Health Officer Henry Tucker in the following families: Mumps. A. D. I'essenden, fiTA Elliot street: E. J. Filion. 27 Clark street: E. H. Crane, Western avenue: Robert L. Manley. Maple street; C. R. Dunklee, .11 Hight street. Whoop ing cough cases have been reported as follows: R. L. Manhy, Maple street: G. Gil aril, .IS Elliot street; Bailey, fi Hudson street. One case of diphtheria was report ed from the family of H. II. Howe, SI Frost street. The Sunday night evangelistic service in the Congregational church was one of the best in the series, although on account of being scheduled early to accomodate the no-license meeting in the auditorium the attendance was smaller than usual. The special musical features were, a selection by the orchestra and one by Fred C. Adams. Rev. Roy M. Houghton's text was Mark S.34. "Whosoever will come af ter me, "let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me." Rev. Mr. Houghton amplified the different sections of the text, showing what constitutes a Christian and a- Christian life. A recent issue of the Coming New Era, published in Coming. Cal.. contained the following concerning a former Brattle boro man: "C-. E. Downer, the local tea man. had a clash this week with the Or land authorities over selling his goods in that town. Won out? Of course he won out. Nobody can he.nl off Downer." An other item in the same paper says : S'C. E. Downer, local agent for the Grand Union Tea company, has been awarded by his company first prize for successful sales manship in a territory covering the coast and some of the far western states. Mr. Downer has won 10 of these prizes during a service of 14 years with this company. No flies on Downer." Mr. and Mrs. Downer's son, Lucian, is organist in the Baptist church in Corning. PUTNEY. Meiwin and on the river were surprisei Eunice Fond, who live road to East Putney, bv about lit of then- schoolmates Friday evening. They went in teams from the village and found that the young man had retired. Games were played and refreshments of sandwiches, cake and lemonade were served. Those who planned the surprise par ty at Mrs. John I'nderwood 's Friday evening had the tables turned on theifi, as Mrs. I'nderwood met them at the door, dressed in her best, anil said sue was expecting them. I lie occasion l was Mrs V nderwooi birthday auni ' suspicious of versary and she became her friends' movements and had the receive them. pleasure ot preparing to this did not spoil the fun. but added to it, and a pleasant evening was spent with whist, there being four tables. Refreshments of sandwiches. ake were ess. Do tra v and coffee were si many pretty gifts rved. There for the host- ;pito ling the driving of Thursdav rain and bad evening, about - a iiiir v i .o.". X Jv18lv J-x y- I - r-.-. r --My fMlK'. - i r. v 4I fX wu . -b, . v -r.. . - - I NMV i' K". 9 r', : ' 11 A f r J I t ,X"V - V " i ll i ' nV WHAT IS UNCLE SAM SAYING? j ;-v y IJ11,,1LUIJ' ' ' 3 . . Ar"-- T OFK' FIRST SUBSCRIBER" AS UK APPEARED IN WASHINGTON TODAY'. .10 people attended the informal recep tion given Mr. and Mrs. George II. Thwing in the home of his parents, Mr. am! Mrs. Charles' L. Thwing. Dur ing the evening Mr. Thwing 's aunts, Mrs. Jennie Perry of this town and Mrs. W. E. Hubbard of Brattleboro. entertained the guests with music. .'Mrs. Hubbard singiii'' and Mrs. I'errv nccompaiiying her on the organ, and their aunt. Miss I.emira Thwing, join ed in The occasion. Refreshments ot cake, ice cream and coffee were serv ed. Those from out of town were Mis. . I,. Hubbard of Hrattleboro, M r. s. of an;l Mis. John F.urnett and do Wright of Westminster Etta Coin!'- and son. Nelson Mis and t 'oml ernon. M!-s Rub Sni'inglie!,!. returned to tor week parents. Mr. on the Ka-t y Burgess, nurse in Mass., hospital, has th j"' her home in that city at- visit with her grand and Mrs. W. II. Loomis, I'utnev meadows. She was present at the .loth wedding anniver sary of Mr. and Mrs. Loom is, who were married in Springfield Feb. 21, iMi:;. !.y Rev. Dr. I do of that citv. They have sj.ont nearly all of their married life in Springfield, coming to this tow n last Nov ember. For 'M years they lived in one house, tJ7 Sumner avenue. Ten children were born to theie. three dying in infancy. Thov have had 17 grandchildren. The child ren and grandchildren were present on the anniversary, three generations being represented. The gathering was a surprise to the aged couple and the 'ay was very pleasant for them. Some idea of the growth of agri-'i ! I - 1 , ' cum in, ii impieineiiT exports mav PO gained from the report of the bureau of domestic and foreign commerce. In the calovder year l'J12 this class of exports amounted to $40,000,000. Twenty years ago the figures reached H.iiOOtHiO and ten vears the total was jtls.ooo.OOO. Russia was the larg- ! est pun huser of agricultural imjde- I n ci'ts from manufacturers in the ! l'nite.1 States in 1012. sales to that ! country being 1 0.000,000 compared I with $,.000,000 to Argentina. $7,000, ooo to Canada and practically 3f000, 0:ii; each to Cevinanv and France. Send In your guess, ons sentence of greeting, and the best cap. tion will be printed In this paper ES P LA YEP. PIANO A SELF EDUCATOE One unskilled can familiarize himself with the world's best musical compositions and play them with perfect technique on an Estey Player Piano. Many of tbe leading universities use it in connection with their musical courses. The Estey Player mechan ism leads all others as to mechanical prac tice. "Expression" is under the absolute control of the operator. Complete, $595 un. Liberal terms. ESTEY ORGAN CO. Sales Department Brattleboro r Watch the Developments IN THIS SPACE We Increase Eye Efficiency thereby adding to m your EARNING POWER, as well as contributing to your happiness and well being. JORDAN & SON H. F. Jordan Exclusive Optometrists and Opticians 1 ELLIOT STREET FARM MORTGAGES are as safe as Government Bonds and pay better. They are not subject to manipulation and are not affected by panics. To the conservative investor we offer such loans in the best sections of Montana, Idaho, Washington and Oregon. Our loans are all made by an officer of the company after his personal examination. We look after taxes, collect interest, and principal and remit from this office without charge. March list now ready. Vermont Loan & Trust Company F. B. PUTNAM, GEN. AGT., BRATTLEBORO, VT. Real Estate Real Estate Real Estate It Will Be Worth Your While, Mr. Buyer When you are looking for HEAL' ESTATE, no matter how small or how large, to i-all at this office. Our experience of years in the business gives us a wide knowledge of this town and the surrounding country. It lias 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 propertv. We have Sl'MMKK HOMES, several at Spofford Lake. A FARM BARGAIN One hundred and -v acres about seven miles from this village; good cottage house, fair barns, good water; can set 1,."00 sugar buck ets: machine mowing; a good one-man farm for $1,700. A recent owner of the place told me he made $.100 to $."300 on his sugar product n one season. You can reach us bv rail, mail, W. EDGETT & CO. 61 Main Street, Brattleboro, Vt. Motor Trucks Call and see uur new Federal Trucks -capacity up to tu tons. We believe these trucks to lie ly all odds 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 dav or two a carload of the new Studebaker cars. The Mot lei Xo. " at $1,"2!0 is considered by the auto mobile trade as liein the lx-st value on the market in medium priced cars. Then wc have the Model XY. 2o Studebaker sell ing at SS8.", which we believe equals anything you can find at less than $1."00. These cars are of the very latest up-to-date construction. Let us make an appointment with yon for demonstration. Manley Bros HOME, SWEET HOME IS IN THE MIND OF EVERY GOOD CITIZEN. .THEN .YOU SHOULD PATRONIZE HOME INDUSTRY AND BUY YOUR CLOTHES HERE AND NOT SEND YOUR TAILORING OR DER OUT OF TOWN. BETTER VALUES GUARAN TEED. CARL F. CAIN Merchant Tailor 117 Main Stree, TEY A. B. Jordan telephone, or teleeranh. 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 BRATTLEBORO. VT.