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are constantly growing more valu able. The constant rise of the last 15 years has doubled the value of nearly all sizes of the better grades, and the argument to own a fine stone is as good now as it was 15 years ago, as they are still advanc ing in price and are likely to keep on for years to come. Come in and let us demonstrate this fact to you. Vaughan & Burnett Brattleboro Jewelers 97 Main Street PERFECT PRESCRIPTIONS Every medicine that is com pounded in our Prescription De partment is backed by our per sonal guarantee as to its potency and efficiency. When you have sickness at home give those who are near and dear to you the ad vantage of this careful service. There is no additional expense. You will be pleased with our per fect prescription work, and your doctor will be delighted. C. F. Thomas, Ph.G. APOTHECARY The Swan Fountain Pen We have just received an assortment cf the "Swan" pens with the little windows in the barrel to enable you to see that your pen is properly filled. This is an added convenience in one of the best fountain pens made. Prices, $2.50, $3.50, and up. The Boose pen at $1.00, made by the makers of the Swan pen, is the best $1.00 pen we know of. H. H. Thompson is a healthful and fascinating sport. me place to enjoy it is at Buzzeirs Alleys Emerson Block, Elliot St. Best pool and billiard tables in town. Don-t forget Mrs. Buzzell's lunch room at 120 Elliot. The food is all home cooked. Clear Policies REASONABLE RATES General Insurance Agency GEO. M. CLAY Bank Block B rattleboro, Vt Ladies' and Men's Tailored to Measure Clothes EASTER IS COMING Order Your Suit Early 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 WALTER H. HAIGH Elliot Street Fire and Life Strong. Reliable Companies Sanford A. Daniels Crosby Block, Brattleboro Telephone 41-2 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. DeAngel is 59 Main Street ttjj insurance iihc jgratUcbflro $tfoxmtv Published Bvery Evening Except Sunday at the American Building Annex Main Street. Erattleboro, Vermont. Address All Communicationa to The Reformer. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION. Single Copies Two Cents One Week . ..Twelve Cents One Month One Year... Fifty Cents ...Five Dollars. Application made for entry at the Brattleboro Post Office as Second Class Matter. The Reformer's Telephone Number is 127 for Business Office and Editorial Rooms. TO ADVERTISERS. Transient advertising Run of paper, 50 cents an inch for first insertion; 25 cents an inch for each subsequent in sertion. Limited space on first page at uuuuie lilies. Space rates on application. Classified advertisements Five cents a line first insertion with 50 per cent discount for each subsequent insertion without change of copy. Reading Kotices Ten cents a line first insertion with 50 per cent discount for each subsequent insertion without change of copy. Position, 10 per cent extra. TO SUBSCRIBERS. It is the aim of the management to secure efficient service in the delivery of the paper each night, and it solicits the co-operation of subscribers to that end. Prompt report should be given of each failure to receive the paper on the morn ing following the omission, in person, by telephone or postal card, thus enabling the - cause of the error to be promptly and accurately discovered and the proper remedy immediately applied. It is only by this method that the pub lisher can secure the desired service. Member of the Associated Press. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5, 1913. The 62d Congress, which ended yes terday, will be longest remembered by what it refused to do rather than by its positive actions. Canadian reci procity, tariff revision and the arbi tration treaties were three notable measures which failed of enactment. We believe the voters of Brattle boro acted wisely in electing Henry R. Brown road commissioner. Mr. Brown is a business man with large interests, but his executive ability and good judgment will enable him to di rect other men iu carrying out the work of road building and road re2air ing. Older residents have often re marked that the best work ever done on the roads was when the late Col. Hooker was road commissioner. It was ion the roads to perform manual 'labor He avP tl J i manual labor. i lie gae the orders and otlior mar, w ior oi. AiooKer to sro out j did the work. I Brown will in His new position Mr. , have an opportunity to i perform an important public service loo often men of abilitv are n tin. grossed with their own affairs that they give nothing of their time or tal ents for the public good. It is re- treshing to have a man like Mr. B rown "miner to take mi a hw.t Til . . task for the interests of the cominunitv. IMPORTANT CASE. The e decision of- the c,m,. on the Minnesota rate case is awaited 1 , . . J!e 13 awaited; yth great interest by the business! oiiii, as tlie issue is a very import- ! ant one. the point is whether each' state can regulate rates on a railroad I doing business in more than one state I If this principle is confirmed in the Minnesota rate case, state control of railroads operating in more than one statu win be practicallv ended. and tne great systems will have only one set of laws and regulations to look to, namely, those of the federal government. The conflict of jurisdic tions will be ended. The facts in the Minnesota rate case are briefly these. T 1 r -r . . . in tne railroad and house commission of that ware state ordered all railroads to reduce rates on certain classes of mer- chandise 20 per cent to 23 per cent and a short time later the state leg islature passed an act further reduc ing rates on grain, lumber, livestock, and coal 7.3S per cent. Stockholders of the railroad brought nine separate actions in the federal court and ob tained preliminary injunctions against putting the new rates into effect. The case was appealed and the supreme court approved the orders of the low er court, holding that the penalties prescribed were so severe as to be confiscatory and unenforceable. The supreme court then remanded the case to the circuit court of Minnesota for further determination. The circuit court appointed a special master to take testimony, who reported to the court that the rates operated as an unlawful interference with interstate commerce and were unconstitutional and void. lie also found that they op erated as a confiscation of property. The circuit court approved these find ings and entered decrees accordingly. The state thereupon appealed to the supreme court which now has the case in its hands. A decision may be hand ed down at any time and general opinion is that it will not.be delayed long. There is nothing new under the sun. All the good excuses have already been invented. IMMACULATE LAUNDERING ShirtsTcollars and Cuffs Are Our Specialty. BRATTLEBORO CUSTOM LAUNDRY 54 Elliot Street. Telephone 222. MRS. W. F. RUSSELL, Proprietor. THE BRATTLEBORQ DAILY REFORMER, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5 ITALIAN WAS SUSPICIOUS. Money Order Clerk Assured Him that President Would Not Get His Money. Money Order Clerk II. 0. Freeman has had about all sorts of questions fired at him at his window in the post office, but he had a new experience the other evening when a man stepped up and wished to send $100 to Italy. The request was nothing unusual, ' but tne prospective customer of Uncle Sam showed unusual hesitancy about trust ing to the mail service. " "How about the new President?" Mr. Freeman replied to the effect that he was all right, he guessed, and was somewhat astonished when the cus tomer exclaimed: "I guess not. lie get .$10 out of that." Mr. Freeman set out to explain that the Democrats were not quite so bad as that, and although the money was sent there was not an air of conviction on the face of the Italian resident that all of it eventually would get to Italy. BRATTLEBORO NEWS NOTES. Beauseant Commandery, No. 7, Knights Templar, will give a concert and ball m Masonic temple Wednesday evening, April 9, which all members will be invited to at tend, with ladies. The military whist party scheduled to be given in the new armory tomorrow night by Brattleboro chapter, D. A. R., will be held in Grange hall as the armory has not been completed. Brattleboro lodge, X. E. O. P. will have its next regular meeting Wednesday evening of next week at S o'clock. At 9 o'clock John C. Pellett will talk on "'Es peranto" and his talk will be illustrated by charts. The public is invited to attend this lecture. Several members of Brattleboro lodge. X. E. O. P. went to Athol today to attend the ceremonies incident to the organiza tion of a lodge of the order there. Edwin C. Davis, formerly of this town and now of Athol, has been working up interest in such a lodge in that town with the re sult that one is to be instituted there to night. It is expected that the degree team of the Orange lodge will conduct the work and that supreme and grand otlicers of the order will be present. PERSONALS. F. B. Pier was iu Jauaica Monday. Mrs. Bertha Wilder and family have moved to Springfield, Mass. Mrs. F. G. Pettee is in Rutland to vis it Mrs. C. A. Johnson two weeks. Miss Hannah Shea of Keene is visiting ner sister, .Mrs. .Mary Uorborino. L Mr- nd Mrs. C. W. Berry have moved from yl MaIn gtreet tQ n r-, . ... I 1A I t t id M , J If... T T T Slater is recovering from his illness of last week. -Mrs. Robert -Anderson of Hartford, i Conn., is visiting her mother, .Mrs. Charles Brockington. 3 -Mrs. Robert .And Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Basset t visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. (J. Hoslev, in Jamaica from Saturday to Monday. Ivan Willard and family have nioved trom J -Myrtle street to the A. A. Dunklee I farm in South Vernon. Miss Blanche Clarke of Elm Grove, Mass., came this week to begin her sea son's work with Donnell & Davis. Supt. John McCraw of the Central Ver- 1 trainmaster McKenney Mere in town yesterday on railroad business, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Fleming and son, Edward, of Greenfield have been among tue out-of-town visitors this week Mis Mabel A- Morgan of Springfield, iVIass-' has come fl0m Xew York to resume Di " trimmr IW" Miss Charlotte Barrett spent the week end in Springfield with Mrs. C. Z. Parker. She has resumed her wc with Donnell & Davis. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas , Manning Greenfield were guests over Sunday Miss Annie and Miss Keginia lleanhv of of on veuar street. Mrs. George L. Gilbert of Butland. who came to visit Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Gilbert, lias gone to Boston to stay a few days be fore returning here. A Live Paper in a Live Town. Kutland .News. Th first issue of The Brattleboro livening Reformer, just at hand, is en tirely creuitaDie, ana it subsequent is sues approximate its quality, the new daily paper for the enterprising vil lage is an assured success. It is beau tifully printed, has the same Associa ted Press service that has the Even ing News, and is well filled with inter esting local news. Its advertising patronage indicates that the merchants of Brattleboro are a live and loyal body of men, determined to support this daily evidence to the world of the enterprise, prosperity and growth of Brattleboro. Delegates to Federal Aid Good Roads Convention. Gov. Fletcher has appointed the fol lowing .delegates to represent Vermont at the second federal aid good roads conven tion to be held at the Hotel Raleigh in Washington, D. C, March and 7 : K. . Darling of East Burke; State Highway ConimisMoner C. W. Gates;, W. W. Brown of Springfield, chief of the governor's staff; C C. Warren of Waterbury, first owner of an automobile in the state; S. S. Ballard of Montpelier, secretary and treasurer of the Automobile club of Vermont. The first federal aid good roads convention was held in Washington a year ago and it was doubtless responsible for securing from congress an appropriation of $.00,00 for good roads. Vermont has taken advantage SL!16 Svernment offer to the extent of .10.JQO, being the first state to act in this direction through its legislature. J. M. Boutwell, president of the Auto mobile club of Vermont, has also appoint ed delegates to the convention, as follows W. A. Bicker of St. Johnsbury, II. E Parker of Bradford, Max L. Powell of ?rfdf : IL Standish of Montpelier, John V. Titcomb of Lyndonville, state nsh and game commissioner. Invitations Have also been sent to the Vermont dele gation in congress. Some people are son constituted that they would much rather find fault than to find favor. ALLIES MAKE DEMANDS. Ask for Surrender of Scutan, Janina and Adrianople. LOXDOX, March. 5 Sir Edward Grey, the British foreign secretary, presided at a meeting of the ambas sadors of the Powers to consider Tur key's application for mediation. Ac cording to semi-official statements amanating from Sofia the allies will not agree to mediation unless the Porte-consents to surrender Adrianople, Scutari and Janina and pay an indem nity. Italy is using all her influence with the Balkan states to induce them to observe moderation in their de mands on Turkey and thus bring about peace at an early date. Italian officials have pointed out to the Bal kan administrations that such an atti tue, would strengthen the sympathy of Europe towards their cause. a despatch to the Times from Vienna says, that the demobilization of the Austria-Hungarian troops in Galacia will begin tomorrow, and both Austria and Russia will issue demobilization decrees not later than Thursday. The demobilization, however, will only be partial. According to these reports communi cation with Scutari has been reopened and the garrison has been supplied with arms and ammunition. On the other hand the appointment of General Bov ovitch, one of the Servian delegates at the London conference, as com mander of the forces besieging Scutari is considered an indication of the firm determination of the Servians and Montenegrins to take Scutari at any cost. Boyovitch is one of the most daring of the Servian commanders. It was the force under him which cap tured Monastir at the point of the bayonet. Fighting continues in the Janina districts, where the Greeks claim small successes.A Corfu despatch to the Daily Mail says that Greek troops have been landed at Santi Quar anta under the protection of the Greek warships. It is presumed that thev will assist in the attack on Janina. Uncon firmed reports are published in Vienna of an Albanian rising against Servian occupation of towns in Albanian terri torv. BRATTLEBORO MARKETS. Grain and Peed Retail. Corn Mixed Feed .... Mixed Feed Oats, bu Meal, cwt Meal bolted, lb. Cottonseed Meal , Bran Linseed Oil Meal Provender r: in: 1.20 1.251.55 1.50 50 1.201.25 02i403y, 1.70 1.35 2.00 1.40 i"'1""" 1.50 Hay, loose, ton 18 00 Hay, baled 25 00 Farm Produce Wholesale. Pork dressed pnri- n" '-'H U9 fj-S' i Vg 07 Beef dressed 0S10 T.n ?i V Veal j Fowl, 'live j Hides, lb. K'al f skins, each vt O70S 14 OS 501.00 t 25 2.80 851.00 30 161S r.ggs, dozen . Bea Maple Syrup Butter Cheese Groceries and Provisions Retail. ??lltter ; 3040 t-ggs. storage 27 Eggs, fresh, dozen V. . 30 Maple Syrup 1.251.50 Molasses, gal 4070 Currants 13 Raisins ..".." u Sugar refined 5$c ft," IS ij 'lbs' for 1.00 Salt, T. I., bu 55 Flour, roll, pro., bbl ".V.V'c.OO Hour, patent 5.75 draham 031' Corn Bread Meal .188.8.131.52. ... .". . . 63 Rye Meal, lb 03 '2 Tea, Japan, lb 3570 Tea, Oolong 40so Tea, oung Hyson 40SO Linseed Oil, gal 90 Kerosene, gal 12c,'5 gals.'for 55 Kerosene, best, gal. . . 15c, 5 gals, for 70 Lemons, doz 35 Cheese, n ew .7 ... 7 25 Onions, pk., 35c, per fb 7 7 7. 7 " 03 Cabbage, lb 03 Beans, qt. y ?ea"Vk 77' .'.77' .'.'.7' .'.77 si" 1 . E. Beans jo Pure Lard, bucket ... ..777.77777 16 Lard, compound 77" 12 Potatoes, pk o? Sugar Pails 15 Brooms .777777" 3550 Squash 04 Meats Retail. Pork Pork Veal Pork SteaK 20 Chops 20 Steak .7.77.77 35 roasts iffwon Roasts, beef 16(30 Corned Beef 0816 Porterhouse Steak . 35 Round Steak 7.7.7" 28 Leaf Lard .7 ....... 7 14 Home-made Lard 7.7.7. 16 Hams 7.7.7 20 Sliced Ham 7.7.7. . 7. .7. 28 Hams, minced 7.77 20 Lamb, hind quarter ..".". 30 Lamb, fore quarter 77 18 Lamb Chops ' 25(5)35 Fowls 25 Chickens ." . 7 .7 25 Sausage " " jg Trust Fund of $1000 to Run for 250 Years. Four states New York, Illinois, Mississippi and Indiana have ac cepted gifts of $1000 each to be held in trust for 250 years and three months and compounded semi-annually at 4 per cent for the relief of dumb animals, according to announce ment made today by the donor, Adolph Melzer, philanthropist and re tired soap manufacturer of Evans ville, Ind. At the end of the trust period each bequest will amount to $20,155,964.13 and the entire sum is to be used by the then governors of the states for dumb animals. When cooking vegetables, as well as meat, add the salt after the cooking is partly done, which results in a ten derer product. HOW SHE SOLVED IT By EDITH V. ROSS "The servant question!" remarked His. Tidball to Mrs. Strathmore. "Talk about the cost of living! It's not to be spoken of in the same breath as the servant question. And the trusts! What do I care about their extortion when I can't get a servant without paying her double what I used to ray? And she won't stay with me anyway!" "It's the universal experience," re plied Mrs. Strathmore. "I'm having the same trouble." "When I found I couldn't use white or black servants," continued Mrs. Tid ball, "I thought I'd try yellow. So 1 got a Chinese cook, who was highly recommended by the employment agent who sent, him to me. I thought that, coming from the Celestial king dom far away on the other side of the globe, where his class are very poor and must live on mice and such things, he would be in clover at $25 a month, with as good food as the market af fords, notwithstanding roast beef is worth nearly its weight In gold. But I found that he had come over to make money in order that he might go back home to feed on the more expensive diet of kittens, and nothing but his wages in dollars and cents counted with him. What do you suppose he did when I paid him his first wages? Why, he said I had agreed to pay him $30 a month, and when I demurred, although the dinner was to be pre pared, he said: 'Belly good. I go to 'nother place where I get $50.' " "How provoking!" sympathized Mrs. Strathmore. "Well, there wasn't any use to begin back where I had started with white help and run through the races to the Chinese, so I must stick to the yellow. 1 determined to 'fight it out on this line if it takes all summer and told the employment agent to send me an other Chinaman. He sent me a mild eyed man, who looked as innocent as a dove, though not the same color. He went Into the kitchen, cooked an excellent dinner, asked me for a small advance on his wages, which I was silly enough to give him, and the next morning, not hearing sounds below, I went downstairs and found the fire gone out in the kitchen and not a sign of breakfast. My man had departed with his advanced pay." "What a miserable creature!" put in the listener to the tale of woe. "I was obliged to make a fire my self and get breakfast Luckily I had learned to cook before I was married my daughter shall learn to cook if worth a million and I got up a break fast which I had paid the Chinaman to get I thought that it would be better to keep on getting it myself without paying some one else to do It for me. but my husband objected, and, since I hadn't yet got through with the yel low peril, I called on the employment man for another cook. He didn't say anything, but he looked surly, and I knew well enough he was thinking that I didn't treat my servants kindly. But I smothered my anger and paid for another servant. "This one remained with me two days, got up excellent meals, and I was congratulating myself that at last I had found a treasure when, on the second day, he paralyzed me by giv ing me notice that he was going to leave me. " 'For heaven's sake,' I exclaimed, 'why do you go? Why does every Chinaman who is sent me go? "He hesitated, and I urged him. Fi nally he said: " 'You no pay Chinaman.' "'Don't pay? The last man I had I advanced his wages, and he left me without even working out what I had paid him.' "The man shrugged his shoulders. " 'Tell me why you think I don't pay my servants their wages?' I urged. "He went to the kitchen table, turn ed it upside down, and there on the lower side of the boards in red chalk were Chinese characters. " 'How did they come there?' I ask ed. 'What do they mean?' " Tou no pay Chinaman. He write that to tell other Chinamen,' was the reply. "A light broke in upon my stupid brain. I bad engaged a Chinaman to work for me, thinking the Chinese in nocent of the ways of western serv ants, and. behold, he had gone far be yond them in shrewdness! He had de manded more than I had agreed to pay and. when I refused him, not only left me with the dinner uncooked, but left behind him a false statement. " 'Translate It,' I said. "'This lady belly bad. She no pay wages.' "After arguing with the man a long while I Induced him to remain with me on condition that I pay daily, but he was satisfied that the swindling was on the other side and preferred to get his wages at the end of the month. But when he was advised by a friend that he could get more at another place he left me. "Since then I have been trying all sorts of expedients. I endeavored to get a girl for the afternoon and even ing, to sleep In her own home. Thus far I've not had a single bite for this plan. I've considered giving up house keeping and the comforts of home, but my husband and children could not en dure boarding. I have finally decided to plod on as I am. Indeed, there are advantages in doing one's own work. We have our house to ourselves, have no fears of disasters in the kitchen, pd it Is much less expensive." Wasted opportunities are generally those that go to other people. 5, 1013. For the Women Written Especially If you teach the children to wipe their lingers back from the tips, press ing back the cuticle rather than forc ing it downward every time they wash their hands, you will have made a be ginning toward shapely nails. , The tongue pump is to be one of the popular styles of footwear not the conspicuous tongue of some of the Colonial styles heretofore worn, but a modest bit of leather peeping above the trim, neat buckle. Some cooks, when making ovster croquettes, first cook the ovsters slightly and add to a cooked batter, but I have always had success in put- iiug 1 no mixture together raw and find that it cooks sufficient'v in the frying. More than one of the new suits is to the casual observer a one-piece frock. The coat is a loose, draped af fair caught to a soft belt of the ma terial at its lower edge which, when fastened, has the look of a girdle. The neck is finished with a lace frill, th? sleeves are close and long, and the skirt is draped. There are many cotton fabrics on the market this year which will be used as substitutes for the woolen fab rics for late spring and summer suits, as the wool is very likely to be too warm for comfort during July and August mornings, rhen a woman likes to wear a suit as much as in April if only she has.one that is cool and com fortable. These are the cotton eponges, cotton crepons and several novelties. There are the linens and pongees, too, but neither of these can take the place of the woolen fabrics in appearance, while the cotton mentioned are perfect substitutes. MeiT "Dunham" 3049 The 'Dunham Shoe" has won a reputation second to none. They are the best $3.50 shoe for men sold anywhere. 15 styles High Shoes. 9 styles Oxfords. Dunham Brothers Co. - Two Low Will be added to my pres ent equipment this spring, making five automobiles for rent at reasonable rates I also carry a complete line of auto suppOes 9 Cadillac Agent Cor. Main and Flat Sts. 5 MMMHlMiM -MMBMM B-- eQ Jest LooMeg" Don't waste time on your shop ping trip "just looking' Read The Reformer's advertisements thoroughly each evening. Then you will know what to buy and where to buy it to Think About for The Reformer ' "'" The "leader" and collar of my lady's pet dog must match in aaish and color and besides must carry out some note in her street costume. The gayest of colorings imaginable are to be very fashionable this spring in millinery, as has been stated repeatedly, but at the moment there is no better seller than the "nigger head" hat without anv bright touen at all. A boric acid solution is efficacious in slight disturba nces of the ear as well as of the eye. Both of these or gans are so very delicate, however, that no chances should be taken, but a reliable, physician consulted in case of serious or continued trouble. Have you ever euten Roquefort cheese softened with butter! Take a portion of butter and one of cheeso as served in any hotel or restaurant and with a knife mash the cheese and cream the butter together upom the plate. Kat with crackers as usual. Many like the mixture who do not care for the cheese by itself. Some of the small flat hats are giv en the necessary height by a smart bow of velvet or grosgrain ribbon pen-hed directly on the top of the crown. This doesn't sound as well aa it looks, and there is no doubt that we shall see many Brattleboro women wearing this ornamental bow this spring. The Bulgarian colors are promised great popularity for spring; and though they are" rather crude, perhaps this is a good spring for them. Easter coming so early, the brightness of the colors may perhaps make up for cheer lessness of March weather. , Spring Shoes This is one of the popular cuts for spring. A gun metal lac, single sole, very smart in appearance and very comfortable in fit.