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THE BRATTLEBORO DAILY REFORMER, WEDNESDAY, MARCH . 5, 11)1 POWER PLANTS' BIG EARNINGS Common and Preferred Stock is Now on Dividend i t I" "J ill j t aTa iTi Basis EXICAN PEOPLE CLASSES, Only About One-tenth of People Have Purely White Blood. OF THREE IIOSTLY INDIAN OLD CATCHER PASSING OUT 4,1 ! SURPLUS FOR 1912 TOTALS $143,778 A STUDY of the Mexican people falls naturally into three divi sions, for the population con sists of people of purely Span- ish descent, of mestizos, or half breeds ; of Spanish and Indian blood and of President Lowe of Connecticut River pure blooded Indians. Out of Mexico's Power Company Makes an Interest- i 15..000 inhabitants one-half may be roughly estimated to be mestizos. Al ing Report Great Growth of Busi- tuongn the census figures of 1900 have about one-fifth, or 3,000,000, of purely white descent, it is likely that not more than a tenth come under this head, since Indian blood permeates all classes. At the same time special dif ficulties are met in attempting to draw a dividing line between Indian and mestizo. Bryce chooses to estimate the number of Indians at S.000,000 and the mestizos at G.000,000. Included in Mexico's population is a foreign ele- ness in the Past Six Months. 'ihe $-,7 00,000 common as well as $500,000 preferred stock of the Con necticut Kiver Power company has been put ou a guaranteed dividend ba sis by a contract with the New Eng land I'ower company. The stock of Connecticut Kiver I'ower company lias been somewhat widely distributed by linker, Ayling &: Co. during the past few years. The two companies invol ved are "parent"' Maine corporations j ment numbering about 75,000 people, through which the hydro-electric de- ; The number of Americans in Mexico be vekipment of the northern Conuecti- fore the revolutionary troubles of the cut and Deei field rivers has been tin jast year or two was estimated at, al dertaken. , . ! most 20,000. ('resident Lowe ot Connecticut Kiv-; or I'ower Co. savs: "Problems of op i Spanish Oppression. crating the power puint at ernon in i conjunction with others our company j :ui niiernte with to lv:intaJTe were ! such that centralization of operations I lation of natives cultivating the soil was essential. This has been effected ! and trained to industry. These the bv.an agreement with the New Kng- j conquerors turned into serfs, who were The Red Skinned Citizens Are Proud of Race Nation Is Impoverished. -- - - - - -- rP ip V " 1 V V V 4 V V " i i i i ii MADERO AND SUAREZ HAD SIMILAR CHARACTER. ISTICS. Many Veteran Backstops Will Be Missing This Season. YOUNGSTERS GO TO FRONT. When the Spaniards arrived in Mexi co they found a large sedentary popu- land I'ower company of Maine, by j which stock of our subsidiaries has j been ta':en over by that company, and j it has guaranteed preferred stock pay- j meats equivalent to dividends of $t a share a year ami, on common stock, to $2 a share in PM."., in 1914 and not less than $i in l'.l." and after." The 111- combined income of sub sidiaries of Connecticut Kiver Power company, as given in its annual re port, compares: Francisco I. Madero and Jose Pino Suarez, the president and vice president of Mexico, who were shot to death after being deposed, were largely similar in JL traits of character and capabili T ties. Madero. whose life story has been previously well outlin T ed, was born Oct. 4, 1S73. He 4- was a member of an enormously X wealthy family and received a J- splendid education. X He was a dreamer and devel j oped big theories about the wel X fare of his oppressed country 4 men. He dared to rise against Diaz, and at first many thought V him insane. In the end he eon X quered the dictator and became T president. His rule lasted two 3- years and was, as is seen in the T present disturbances, unpopular. 4 Jose Maria Pino Suarez was uareiy miny-nve years oia ana had never been heard of In pub- L He until the outbreak of the Ma- American League Possesses Excellent Array of Youthful Maikmen For 1913 Chicago Has Two Corkers In Schalk and Kuhn. THORPE HAS AN ORIGINAL IDEA OF FUN. I One by one the battery men pass heeding the voice of time. Not so very long ago the box scores revealed the names of Frank Bowerman, Malachi Klttredge, Jack Warner, Billy Sullivan and JohnDy Klliig. The first three named are gone from the big leagues. Sullivan, the old warhorse of the White Sox, and Kling. late of the Braves, are still in the major ring, but they are about done as catchers. Sulli van Is as slow as a pushcart now. KHng caught in seventy-four games in j"! 1912, but his receiving was not up to X the Kling standard. So Boston released him. JL Then there are three other veterans Tj of a later period who will not be seeu X j in upper crust circles this season. They t are Gabby Street. Charley Schmidt and ?! Jimmy Stephens. To fill the places of the stars who have faded and to succeed those who are yet to fade major league clubs have loaded up with young catchers. Not in years has there been such a splendid Jim Thorpe, the Indian, now a member of the Giants, is a great lad, but has original and aboriginal ideas, says Expert W. A. Phelan. A correspondent who went to the Olympic games says that Thorpe once invited him out for an evening, but nev er got the chance again. "We were in Paris," says he. "and a lot of athletes and scribes were lolling in the hotel when Thorpe came in and asked us to go with him. Said he had found a place where we could have more fun than any other place he ever saw. So we trotted along, and Thorpe led us to a joint under the shadow of Montmartre, a regular bat cave, full of hard looking Apaches. 'Where's the fun here, Jim?' I queried. Thorpe grinned a foot wide. 'Big lots fun.' said he. 'Here last night. Had to lick seven Frenchmen. Maybe so we get fine fight to night. All we need do just go in, act noisy, have elegant fight. Come along!' " 1 mM!m& i ! IN COBB AFTER NEW RECORD. (Jross income, Oper exp & taxc Net earnings. Bond interest, Balance, Note interest. Surplus, 1912 .51-1,44.-) 1!0,015 ;!23,929 159,794 164,135 20,350 143,77$ 1911 $405,200 154.222 250,983 160,000 90,983 21,593 09.3S9 "Growth of business in the last six months of 1912," it is stated, "has exceeded any previous six months, but the company lias not reached its event ual earning ability.4' JACKSONVILLE. JJra Stetson, sr., is very ill in the home of his son, Hollis Stetson. Mrs. Nellie Tuttle has finished work as nurse at Arthur Dow's and returned to her home in Howe. Local talent are rehearsing for a play to be held in the Knights of Honor hall in t lie near future. Minerva Allen aud Mabel Stetson ot the Wilmington high school were home to attend the festival and dance. Mrs. Francelia 1'ike has returned home after working several months for Mrs. Almedia Brown in Keadsboro. compelled to perform the arduous and to them most distasteful work of min ing. Agriculture, too, was left to the Indians, for the warm climate made field labor, or any kind of manual la bor, for that matter, most distasteful to the white men. The pure white popu lation increased hardly at all, because few new settlers came, but the Span iards mixed with the natives, with the result that after several generations there was a considerable half breed population, even though some of the tribes, notably those in the state of Oaxaca, have remained to this day dis tiuct from the white race and from each other. And it is this branch of the Mexican people, along with the pure blooded de scendants of some fifty aboriginal Indian tribes, that constitutes for the main part Mexico's problem in gov ernment. It is not a race problem in the sense of their being a color line. Educated and well to do Indians hold high places in Mexico. In fact, Presi dent Benito Juarez, one of the coun try's great heroes, was a full blooded Zapoteca, and Porfirio Diaz is prouder of his Misteca ancestry than of the : white blood he also claims. Nor does j the half breed suffer any disability, so- cial or political. Mestizos Imposed Upon. The Indians and mestizos, for the ! most part poor and ignorant, are little more than the raw material for citi- zens, and the upper class Mexicans use them for their own selfish pur- poses both in politics and business. The great weakness of Mexico s so ? ?fr,eVt' T6 8S,a ,aTJer entry of highly press agented juvenile f Merda. ucatan where he had j; backtgops a8 will be found on thjP Varl- V carried on a small practice. He . - was over six feet tall, but of " slight figure. When he got an - inkling of Madero's intentions to " lead a revolution against Por firio Diaz he issued a small pa per, or circular, in which he came out strongly for "reform." " It did not take long for Presi dent Diaz's soldiers to trace the j- sheet to Suarez, and in 1909 he i ous rosters this spring, i There is Schang from Buffalo, whom every club in both big circuits had a i draft in for. Connie Mack was the I lucky one, and he grabbed him. East ; year Schang was the resoundiug, spar i kling sensation of the International league. Boston has Cady. who was the real noise in the world's series. Nine teen twelve was his first major year. Boston also has Thomas, a recruit from fled to San Antonio and later got t;Newark, who caught ten or twelve T Into Personal touch with Made- Rflme3 at the of last season. and Mr. and Mrs. W. K. Lowe and Harrv Lowe have visited Mr. Lowe's parents, j cial system lies in the fact that there Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Lowe, in Reads- are but two classes, an UDDer and a boro Sundav. lower, the former extremely limited in X I t T t i X T T ii i x X! ro. They became fast friends at their first meeting. During the hardest battles of the Madero revolution Suarez was constantly in touch with the unfortunate leader. As soon as Diaz resigned Madero brought pressure to bear which resulted in Suarez being elected governor , C I . . ....... . . C . . 1 . 1 . 1, ui x Milium, iruiu wuicu uiuce ue was elevated to the vice presi- dency. During his short term y as governor of Yucatan he be- JL came very popular among all j factions. His kindly manner 4. and honest face made friends for him right and left, and this pop ularity continued and increased while he occupied the posts of vice president and of federal sec retary of education. , , . , . , , , , , , , , , , YiV i 1 J i 1 I 4 I I Detroit Player Wants to Set Salary Mark That Will Stand. According to a statement made re cently to an old friend by Tyrus Ray mond Cobb, the Georgia Peach did not ask the Detroit club for $15,000 a year salary because he wants the money. It is stated that what Cobb really sought is the honor of having drawn more money than any ball player ever drew for his sen-ices in one year. Cobb is a peculiar person, the story goes. He hopes to send his fame echo- 1 i Nunamaker, who was going finely until an injury retarded him. President Comiskey of Chicago won't miss Sullivan. The old Unman has two able new men in Hay Schalk, whom he purchased from Milwaukee for a sum said to be SIO.OOO, and Bed Kuhn. heralded as a wonder. George Stovall of St. Louis will experiment with an untried catching staff, but it won't be suprising if he develops a pair of re 'elvers capable of ging the gait in regular style. They are Alexander and Crossin. The New York Americans landed a pood bet In Sterrett. Princeton college boy. if expert testimony counts for anything. Sterfvtt caught some and played first base for the Yanks, hitting .205 and fielding grandly. Frank Chance, it is expected, will use him exclusively behind the bat this year. In Rondeau, a young Frenchman unner class olace them under a sort of . "om jersey i.ny, iTetroir apparent fonrfni PAo-imA ' secured a first class running mate for - a- -r -r. Oscar Stauage anil a valuable addition 1,B"VU AUU1' j to his colt string, consisting of Kocher Despite her great agricultural and j anj Onslow, who have had little ex mineral wealth, Mexico is a poorcoun-j jrience In the main tent. Rondeau try In that her resources nave been! uas a better catching record than SI Your Soil Is Alive O all intents and purposes, soil is alive. It breathes, works, rests; it drinks, and. most important of all, it feeds. It responds to good or bad treatment. It pays its debts with interest many times compounded. Being alive, to work it must be fed. During the non-growing seasons certain chemical changes take place which make the fertility in the soil available for next season's crop. But this process add3 no plant food to the soil. Unless plant food is added to soil on which crops are grown, in time it starves. There is one best way to feed your soil. Stable manure, which contains all the essentials of plant life, should be spread evenly and in the proper quantity with an I H C Manure Spreader I H C manure spreaders are made in all styles and sizes. There are low machines which are not too low, but can be used in mud and deep snow, or in sloppy barnyards. They are made with either endless or reverse aprons. Frame3 are made of steel, braced and trussed like a steel bridge. Sizes run from small, narrow machines to machines of large capacity. The rear axle is placed well under the box, where it carries over 70 per cent of the load, insuring plenty of tractive power. Beaters are of large diameter to prevent winding. The teeth are square and chisel-pointed. The apron drive controls the load, insuring even spreading whether the ma chine is working up or down hill, or on the level. IHC spreaders have a rear axle differ ential, enabling them to spread evenly when turning corners. ' IHC local dealers handling these machines will show you all their good points. Get litera ture and full information from them, or write International Harvester Company of America (Incorporated; Boston Mass. -S ! 1 1 Ii Photo by American Press Association j TY (OBI) AND HIS SON. TY JtTKlOB. ! ing down the halls of time as the lead-j er in every possible line in the base- ball sense. As a player he hasn't j missed anything for which he started j excepting the salary thing. He now j draws J'J.CHK) per year. Hans Wagner gets or has been paid in the past $10, (XX per season. This. Cobb's friends say, is the largest sum that any player other than a manager has received in the history of baseball. Cobb wished to beat it. The Georgian wanted to put the figure so high up that It can not be beaten in his lifetime. Stafford au.i Ethel Lake of OraugeJ number. A middle class, such as j developed in such a manner as to! Schang, and hit .311 . 1 . . : . . 1 . . . 1 1 . ' 1 ! mil. -11. l. .1 4- i - Mass., and Miss Adams were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Lyman Lake from Thurs day to Monday. Mrs. A. P. Clifford of Pomfret was called to sec her grandson, Merton 0. Dow, who was seriously ill, arriving Thursday night. John Coleman went with the body of Merton C. Iow to ISrattleboro Mondav. Mr. Clifford and Miss Ruth Clifford ac companied them'. Miss Louise Temple of Spriugiield and young woman friend were guests of Miss Temple's parents, Mr. and Mrs. 1, A. Temple, last week. L. J. Fowler was in Colrain Sunday to get Miss IUith Dow of Springfield, Mass.. who attended the funeral of her nephew, Merton Clifford Dow. Mr. and M rs. Truman Dix and daughter of Greenfield and Mr. and Mrs. Austin Plumb of Readsboro were guests of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. K. J. Corkins, last week and attended the festival and dance. The annual festival and dance was held in the Glen House last Thursday evening. A large crowd was present as usual and 100 tickets were sold for the dauce. Many articles were sold by auc tion and brought good prices. The wo men took in $2'J. Many out-of-town guests attended. forms the great bulk of intelligent cit izens in this country and in Europe, tends but slowly to appear. Upper class Mexicans are for the most part men of property. Their wealth, education and social position enable them to wield enormous power over the great laboring class of mesti zos and Indians, whose work in the fields and mines makes possible the existence and continuance of the na tional industries. These peons at the present time are not far removed from serfdom, for their general poverty as a class and the land monopoly of the M I 1 1 1 1 M 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 I 1 1 1 I I I 1 4 GUSTAVO MADERO "MOST HATED MAN IN MEXICO." Much sympathy goes out to Mr. and 1 I Mrs. Arthur Dow in their sorrow through the loss of their little son, Merton Clifford, who died Friday morn ing, Feb. 28, aged three weeks. The child was ill only a few days. He was a grandson of Mr. and Mrs. A. P. Clifford of Pomfret and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Dow of Chelsea and great grandson of John Dow of Vershire. Rev. Mr. F.merson of Whitingham vil lage spoke words of comfort to the bereaved relatives at the house Sun day at 2 o'clock. The body was taken to North Pomfret and placed in the tomb. Barber Wouldn 't you like to have an electric massage or a compressed air frazzle or a vibratory admonisher, or a singed shingle, or a Client Say, look here. You'd think this was the supreme court, and I was the steel trust. Judge. One hundred and fifty thousand dollars will be needed to relieve Captain Scott's estate of liabilities incurred for the Ant arctic expedition on which he met his death. T Gustavo Madero, brother of President Madero, who was shot J- to death following his arrest. "I was known as "the most hated man in Mexico." ', '. lie was accused of being the arch grafter of Mexico. " Although he possessed a large ? private fortune, he was alleged to hava taken many millions of pesos from the country's treas ury. He was the "power behind the throne," but even to his brother he was accused of being a false counselor. lie was held responsible by X many for the birth of the opposl- T tlon to Francisco Madero in dis- 4. carding Emilio Vasquez Gomez, T a hero of the Madero revolution, T 4- and making Jose Pino Suarez 4- T the vice president. 4- While in New York two years 4- T ago financing the Madero revolu- T I- tlon he was accused of lining his T own pockets in return for prom- f lses to certain oil promoters. He recently returned from a special mission to Japan. Gustavo Madero was about thirty-seven, good looking, well educated and engaging. He en- tertained lavishly and was popu lar in New York and Washington society. I II I 11 1-M-M 1 IllllllUlim bring little or no wealth to tne great Clark Griffith is probably letter fortl mass of inhabitants. The extensive 1 fied wjtb youthful maskmen than anv scientific development of mines and manaffer jn the American league. On plantations has been for the most part Griffs team are Henry and Ainsmith. in the hands of foreigners and foreign j regarded by many as'tbe best in the companies. I American leaeue. Henry has been in The lure of silver and gold ever since the days of Cortes has been more of a curse than a blessing to Mexico. Agriculture must be the foundation of the greatness in the long run of any , country, and, in view of the remarka- j ble variations of climatic zones and the great wealth and variety of vege tation, agriculture, not mining, should have been Mexico's natural mainstay. It has been estimated that If the cap ital expended on mining in Mexico had been applied to the cultivation of the soil the country would be four times as rich as it is at the present time. However this may be, none can deny that the overemphasis on mineral pro duction has hindered the proper de velopment of the. Mexican people. Few Small Landowners. James Bryce points out that the ab sence of that class of intelligent small landowners, wThich is the soundest and most stable element in the United States, is a misfortune for Mexico. The enormous landed estates the largest single estate in the world Is in Chihuahua arrogate to the enjoy ment and enrichment of a few the land which the white men wrested from the forbears of the peon. Yet there are only twenty people to the square mile, for Mexico Is as large as Great Britain. France, Germany and Austria put together. The very I size of the country, out of all propor tion to the population, has proved a drawback to the people in their at tempts to establish a stable form of democratic government. Mountains, deserts and jungle help to increase the difficulty of intercommunication. the league two years and Ainsmith a year and a half. Williams is a one year man. Cleveland has a likely catcher in Steve O'Neil, who has had a year's ex perience in Johnson's organization. Fred Carisch. though not a springer, is a newcomer in the American and he, too, is a valuable player. JONES NEW YALE COACH. Old Eli Player I Selected to Head Football Staff This Season. Howard Jones, Yale 190S, Sheffield was recently appointed head coach of the Yale football team for the year 1913. Jones will take up his duties at the spring practice and will have cm plete charge of the team in the play ing season next fall. The appointment Is for one year. Jones' home is in South Orange, N. J He coached at Syracuse university the year of his graduation from Yale, spent the fall of 1909 with the Yale team, coached Ohio State in 1910 and since then has been each fall with the team of his alma mater at New Haven. Southee Now a Rhodes Scholar. E. A. Southee of Sydney, who has a brilliant record as an all round jumper. will be one of the Australian Rhodes scholars to enter Oxford university. Seek Croesus' Pocketbook. Howard Butler of Croton Falls, N. Y., professor of arts and archaeology in Princeton university, is now on the way to Smyrna, Asia, to make excava tions at Sardis in quest of the pocket- X i book of Croesus, reputed to have been the richest man in the world. DIVIDEND PAYEES REFORMER WANT ADS. A man's worth should be reckoned by ' what he is, not by- what he has. CONNIE MACK DEFINES AN AMATEUR. Hoblitzel Signs For Two Years. Dick Hoblitzel. the able first lwse- man of the Cincinnati Reds, ha signed a two vear contract with the Cincin nati club. Four Johnsons With the So. There are four Johnsons in the Chi cago 'White Sox s) .ad this spring two E.'s, a J. and a G. The last named is an Indian. 1: COMING SPORT EVENTS. J The Incomparable White We have just received a carload of Connie Mack, a gentleman who has had experience managing football and baseball teams, has his own idea of what a slmon pure amateur is. Connie's defi nition is new. Here it is: "A siman pure amateur is an athlete who pays another man for the privilege of playing." --6 The annual .eau uutrlN)at race from Philadelphia to Bermuda will start from Philadelphia June 7. The eleventh annual regatta of the American Bowing association, will be held, as usual, on the Schuylkill river. Philadelphia, on May ;',1. The Swedish Rifle union has decided to send a team to participate in the international rifle contest to be held next September at Camp Ferry, Ohio. The triangular regatta between the crews of Stanford. California, and the University of Washington will be row ed over the Oakland course on April 19. It has finally been decided to hold the Ox ford -Cambridge boat race this year on the Thames on March 13 a much earlier date than usual. The start will be about 4:.'J0 p. in. The All-Hawaiian polo team has ar rived in California and will compete in tournaments there. The big champion ship matches are to take place at Cor onado, March 1 to 18. The University of Pennsylvania crick et team will go to Canada in June in stead of taking a trip to England as originally was planned. Matches will be played in Montreal. Ottawa and To ronto. The California section of the Ameri can Power Boat association has ar ranged to hold the fourth annual re- 1 gatta for all classes of boats July 4, and on Sept. 9 another long distance race will be conducted. The Associated Yacht and Power Boat clubs of America are rapidly com pleting plans for the second annual water carnival to be held In Chicago. Aug. 10 to 24. The events will take place off Grant park and inside the yacht basin. Which we are to sell on same terms as during our great Demon stration sale last month. This is a great opportunity to buy an unrivaled Sewing Machine at a remarkably low price, and on very easy terms. We should be pleased to have you call and examine this machine, or with your permission, we will gladly deliver one at your home on 10 days' trial with no obligation on your part whatever. rcaoRAN & CO- Furniture Dealers and Undertakers The Brattleboro China Store It is a treat to look over our line of new "Wall Papers for Spring. We have never shown handsomer designs and colorings than we do this season. We buy all of onr papers direct from the factory, saving the jobber's expense. We can therefore mark our line fully 10 per cent lower than the special books. Chamber and Kitchen Papers at 5c, V2c and 10c. Parlor and Dining Koom, 7Y2c, 10c, 12V2C, 15c and upwards. Hall and den, 10c, 15c, 20c and upwards. We have over 400 samples on the display racks, a total of 21,000 rolls in stock. Crockery, Kitchen Furnishings, Window Shades, Kodaks and Supplies. A. F. Roberts & Co. When you have nothing to say, keep silent. Lt your thoughts soar high, and your deeds be worthy of them. M SlFClH BS the time of chapped hands, rough and hard skin. For twenty years our GIiYCEBOSE CREAM has been a remedy for this annual trouble. We wish you would try it. Absolutely guaranteed. 20c a bottle Wilfred F. Root 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.