are the one article in our stock that
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
97 Main Street
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.
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
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
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
Ladies' Suits $20.00 up
Ladies' Coats $15.00 up
Dresses $13.00 up
Skirts $ 6.75 up
WALTER H. HAIGH
Fire and Life
Strong. Reliable Companies
Sanford A. Daniels
Crosby Block, Brattleboro
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
iihc jgratUcbflro $tfoxmtv
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Except Sunday at
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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
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
"miner to take mi a hw.t
Til . .
the interests of the cominunitv.
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
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
state ordered all railroads
rates on certain
classes of mer-
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
There is nothing new under the sun.
All the good excuses have already been
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 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
"I guess not. lie get .$10 out of
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
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
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.
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
-Mrs. Robert -Anderson of Hartford, i
Conn., is visiting her mother, .Mrs. Charles
-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 &
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas , Manning
Greenfield were guests over Sunday
Miss Annie and Miss Keginia lleanhv
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.
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
Delegates to Federal Aid Good Roads
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
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
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.
Mixed Feed ....
Meal bolted, lb.
Cottonseed Meal ,
Linseed Oil Meal
Hay, loose, ton 18 00
Hay, baled 25 00
Farm Produce Wholesale.
pnri- n" '-'H U9
fj-S' i Vg 07
Beef dressed 0S10
T.n ?i V
j Fowl, 'live
j Hides, lb.
K'al f skins, each
r.ggs, dozen .
Groceries and Provisions Retail.
??lltter ; 3040
t-ggs. storage 27
Eggs, fresh, dozen V. . 30
Maple Syrup 1.251.50
Molasses, gal 4070
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
Corn Bread Meal .220.127.116.11. ... .". . . 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
Steak .7.77.77 35
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
Chickens ." . 7 .7 25
Sausage " " jg
Trust Fund of $1000 to Run for
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
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
When cooking vegetables, as well as
meat, add the salt after the cooking
is partly done, which results in a ten
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
"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.
"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
"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
" '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
"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
"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
"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.
For the Women
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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. ,
This is one of
the popular cuts
for spring. A gun
metal lac, single
sole, very smart
in appearance and
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