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crlLBEBT STUA&T'S WASHINGTON.
Chorus Of the ?earj By ARTHUR J. BURDICK Copyright. 1000. by American Pre Association) 'ONO, load and clear T The voices of Each ringing And calling to the spheres To look and view One loyal, true, Who snatched from Tyranny a land The fairest neath the sun And started Progress on her way: Brave, noble Washington. BIT him War found a champion Courageous, dauntless, true. His heart of steel was tender, too. And sympathy it knew. And friend and foe, When lying low, Alike to him were brother men, . His fellows, every one. War was but Mercy's path when led The soldier, Washington. THE chanting years sing Peace today Sweet is the theme and grand And sound the praise of him who first Enticed her to this land. Her light more clear Shines forth each year, To all the world a beacon bright, Hope's never setting sun. f All nations voice their gratituda To our George Washington. THOUGH first in war and first In peace. Yet more than this was he. We call him 'Tather," for to us He gave sweet liberty. Lift loud your song, 0 years, prolong The anthem, and while time endures Proclaim the victory won! First in the hearts of all true men Aye lives our Washington. XL .ci ?rx J ! . I inoonmnanaine Chauffeur. By CLARISSA MACWL Copyrighted. 1S08. by Associated Literary Press. k ... t. ... . . . . . . . r V V T W W T V T T F W T T W W T IP 1 The farm gate creaked loudly, and Annie Jane hopped out of bed and ran to the window. Two triangular patches of light on the driveway, fol lowed by a dark bulk, betrayed the arrival of an automobile. The voices of men raised in angry altercation floated through the open window. "Oh. dear! He's caught another one," wailed Annie Jane sleepily as she lighted a candle and proceeded to brush her pretty brown hair. The mirror reflected a lovely face, full of sweetness and modesty, with soft curves and enchanting dimples. "If mother was only at home to take turns with me" "Annie Jane!" bellowed a voice up the stairway. "You git dressed and come dowu. I got another one of them chawfers down here! "Coming, father," yawned Annie Jane, buttoning herself Into a little pink frock she had worn that afternoon. When she entered the kitchen her father was sitting on a corner of the table fussing with an old fashioned revolver. Beside him was a shotgun. Every separate snowy whisker of the sheriff bristled with hostility when be glanced toward the lawbreaker trhom be bad captured. The unhappy prisoner was lounging, bis chair tilted back against the wall. He was also smoking a cigarette and eying his warlike captor with good natured tolerance. He jumped to his feet when he saw Annie Jane, and the cigarette performed a parabola Into the coal scuttle. "Sit down !" roared Peter Lamson. I reckon you don't realize you're a pris oner, young man! Now, Annie Jane, he added, turning to the girl, "I'm go ing over to get the Justice and have him"- Tou better let me take you over In my car." Interrupted the prisoner eagerly. The sheriff glared at him wrathful ly. "Yes, and when you get me out In the road you'll run away with me Just as a chfiwfer did with a sheriff down Scuogue way! As I said, Annie Jane," he continued, turning his broad back on the prisoner and addressing his daughter. "I'm going to ride over to Justice Walnwrlght'a and get him to come over. If he ain't to home, HI get Smith. But I wanted Waln wright to know I'm looking after things on the Willow road." "Oh. I say. sheriff," said the pris oner, withdrawing bis glance from the chorus swell the years. with achievement grand rrand I O Annie Jane's downcast face. "I" "You keep still, young feller!" thun dered Peter Lamson. unbending bis figure to Its full height. "Now, you understand that whatever you say will be used agin you I Do you I march Into that pantry, double quick!" The chauffeur measured the sheriff with a calculating eye. At the end of a minute his gaze encountered Annie Jane's appealing glance. Then he bowed his head and disappeared with in the dark pantry. The sheriff slammed the door, locked it and bung the key on a convenient nail. Then he opened a sliding door in the wall of the pantry. "Now, Annie Ja::e, you set here to front of the little door, and if that chawfer tries to get out do you use this weepon on him! Better aim for his feet. That'll stop him qulckern anything else." He thrust the re volver into his daughter's reluctant grasp. "You know I'm afraid of firearms, father!" cried Annie Jane timorously. "I couldn't shoot It off." Peter Lamson bent his head until his white whiskers brushed Annie Jane's pink ear. "It ain't loaded." be whispered hoarsely. Then, with an elaborate wink at the girl, he left the room. Five minutes later Annie Jane, crouched In the Boston rocker, facing the pantry, beard the rattle of wheels as her father rode out of the gate. Just then a tall clock In the corner chimed 12. "Put the revolver on the table if you are afraid of it; I won't try to escape," said a reassuring voice from the pan try. Framed in the opening was the good looking face of the prisoner. "If you'll promise," said Annie Jane rellevedly. She placed the weapon on the table and resumed her seat. "Father is very very conscientious," she murmured apologetically. There was a distinct chuckle from the pantry. "I have noticed that," re marked the chauffeur dryly. "Father has only been a sheriff since the first of the month," she further ex plained. "You know there Is a sign board down the road which says that motorists must slow down to ten miles and" "I'm aware of It That's what hap pened to me!" "It happens to so many of them," sighed Annie Jane. "And then father catches them and they are so rude. Some of them offer money to let them go again. They offer bribes." The prisoner blushed hotly under the scorn In Annie Jane's voice. "What did father say when you tried to bribe him?" she asked de murely. "He said he said he was the only sheriff In the county that couldn't be bought," said the prisoner soberly. Annie Jane nodded. "Father Is like that," she said simply. "He sought toe appointment oecause ne nenevea that he had the moral courage to re fuse a bribe. Our new Justice, Mr. Wainwrleht. says the lives of the peo pt, in - fnmmunlty shall not fc en dangered by the reckless driving of autoists. He says they shall observe the law! We have never seen Mr. Wainwright, but father says he's the right man to the right place." The prisoner smiled somewhat grimly. "Of course you look at It from an other point of view." said Annie Jane courteously. "I hope your employer will will pay the fine." "Thank you," said the prisoner gently. There was a long silence after that, broken now and then by the dropping of a coal into the grate of the cooking stove. Annie Jane was observing the leathern cap and goggles and huge fur coat flung across a chair. Somehow the prisoner to the pantry did not seem to be like the majority of motorists whom the conscientious sheriff cap tured to the night watches. As a rule, the prisoners were dusty and grimy, with oily bands, blackened and discolored. They were of every nationality and temperament, but one and all concurred to that they were unjustly detained. This young man, however, had a clean cut, clever face, with a deter mined Jaw and keen blue eyes. He was an American; bis hands were brown and strong and well kept. An nie Jane liked good hands. Suddenly she uttered a HttJe shriek and tucked her feet under her ruffled skirts. The prisoner shifted bis gaze from her charming face to the bright rag carpet "What is the matter?" he queried. "Such a horrid rat!" quavered Annie Jane, pointing to where a small, gray body slid along the floor. "Give me the revolver and I'll pot him," he suggested eagerly. "No, oh, no; I can't let you out," sob bed Annie Jane hysterically. "Nonsense! I'm not going to have you frightened to death," retorted the prisoner authoritatively. "I am afraid of It but I promised to keep you locked up. I cannot break my word," murmured Annie Jane, with an attempt at valor. Once when she was a little child a rat had bitten her band, and since then the mere sight of one would send her Into hysterics. The chauffeur looked at her face, from which every trace of color bad fled, and, with a muttered exclmatlon, he turned away from the little open ing. A minute later came the sound of a window being raised, and presently the prisoner walked into the room through the back door. ' Without a word be seized a poker. ' There was a rush of steps, a sharp squeak and then silence. The door opened and closed. The chauffeur washed his bands at the sink. "I shall return to the pantry now," he began, when the outer door opened again and the harsh voice of the sheriff boomed through the house. Annie Jane . sprang to her feet whiter, if possible, than before. "He's locked to the pantry, justice, and Annie Jane's been a-watching him!" said Peter Lamson triumphantly. Mr. Justice Smith, stout rosy and jovial, withal he had been aroused from his bed, entered the room to ad vance of the sheriff, and his genial glance alighted on the prisoner, who was calmly drying his bands on the roller towel. . "Hello, Wainwright!" he cried. "So you got here a-rter all. Lamson says he went over to your place, but your serv ants said you were out to the machine chasing scorchers, I suppose! Now, Miss Annie Jane, have out the prison er, and well each land him a heavy fine, eh, Wainwright 7" Justice Wainwright swept the room In a keen glance that noted Peter Lam son's chagrined face and the pitiful entreaty, in Annie Jane's eyes. "Sorry,- sheriff. It's all my fault but your prisoner has escaped," he said carelessly. "Shucks!" exploded Peter Lamson, with sincere relief. "Your treat sheriff," laughed SjxUH, comfortably. "Let it be some of tl, old russet cider. I'll go down with you and hold the lamp. When the discomfited sheriff had pre ceded Smith down the cellar stairs, the late prisoner approached Annie Jane, who. stood .disconsolately before the stove. "You were very kind. Indeed, Mr. Wainwright" she stammered with em barrassment.. "I know father will be hurt and mortified to realize he has made such a blunder that he treated you so unkindly." "You were very kind to the prisoner. Miss Annie. Jane,"5' said the justice, with a tender note to his pleasant voice. 'Under those circumstances It was verstrange that be should try to escape, wasn't It?" - Annie Jane's eyes dropped before the warmth to his gaze, but she made no reply. i "I don't believe he escaped, after all," mused Wainwright thoughtfully. And subsequently It was proved that he did not Changes In Boston. In 1636 one of the suburbs of Bos ton was Newe Towne, which to 1638 was changed to Cambridge and as the seat of Harvard university has an In ternational reputation today. Since the early lines were fixed Cambridge obtained by annexation a part of Charlestown. but has ceded land to the towns of Waltham, Brighton. Wa tertown, Belmont and West Cam bridge, the latter -now known as Ar lington. The Boston of 1630. called Tri-Moun-tain, was very different from the Bos ton of today. Its area was not exten sive, although It Included the larger portion of Qulncy. out of which the town of Braintree.was made at a later period. The first . annexations to Bos ton were Noddles island (East Boston) and the territory now covered by Chel sea. In 1640 Boston lost its rights to Quln cy. which were acquired by the town of Bralntree. Subsequent additions to Boston have been Roxbury. Dorches ter, West Iloxbury, Brighton, Charles town and a. part of Brookline. As an Independent municipality Charlestown, which was settled as early as Boston, gave birth to Somer vtlle, Woburn, Maiden, Stoneham and Mulford and furnished land to Cam bridge. Boston Post An Aquatle Outfielder. One day a ship' was lying at anchor at Boca Grande when the crew ob served a dolphin chasing a flying fish, both coming directly toward the shirt On nearlng the vessel the flier arose In the air and passed over the bow Just abaft the foremast ' As It did so the dolphin went under the ship and, coming up on the other side, sprang from the water and caught the flying Call on "the fly" Just as it was curving gracefully down to its descent to the water. Punta Corda Herald. WEDNESDAY, FEB. 24, 1909. ISWIS MCLAUGHLIN, PUBLISHER. l.M year. II paid strictly In advance Kesonraoaa, obituaries or cards ot tftants in sorted at one-half advertising rates. Births marriages and deaths inserted tree. Communi cations received without signature always com mitted to the waste basket without attention. This Fapar and The Connecticut Courant semi-weekly) tarnished for S2.15 per year in ad vance. We are not responsible for, nor do we by pub lishing, endorse the opinions of our correspond' enta. This paper is mailed regularly to its subsorib era until a definite order to discontinue is re- 0 -ivedand all arrears are paid In full. Governor Lilley yesterday made the following re-appointments of judges of the superior court: George W. Wheeler of Bridgeport and Ralph Wheeler of New London ; railroad commission, O B. Fyler of Torring ton and Andrew F. Gates of Hart ford; tax commissioner, William H. Oorbin of Hartford; commissioner on building and loan associations, Wil liam H Oorbin of New Britain ; bank commissioner, Charles H. Noble of New Milford. UNION. Large white Enameled Dish Pans at 49c at Adams'. The Center school is closed for a vacation of three weeks. Luther Gardner spent a few days the past week in Springfield. Wm. Webber of Brimfield visited friends in town last Wednesday. The recent ice storm severely inter fered with telephone communication. School in district No. 1, Miss Mary Meyers teacher, closed a successful term last Friday. Several from this place attended the Congregational church at Stafford ville last Sunday afternoon. Rev. Samuel H Seccombe will preach at the Congregational church next Sunday morning at 11 o'clock. Raymond Barrows spent the Sab bath here, returning to his studies at the Massachusetts Argicultural col lege Monday evening. The recent protracted ice storm did considerable damage to trees. Elm and peach trees, being particularly brittle, suffered most. These mild days are bringing the blue birds to their summer home. Their musical notes have been wel comed by several of their old friends. Regular meeting of Mashapaug Like grange next Monday avenhg. For the present regular meetings will be held on the first and third Mon days, instead of on Wednesdays, as formerly. At the meeting Feb 10 the evening was very pleasantly filled with degree work and a Lincoln pro gram. The Lincoln centenary re ceived consideiable tecognition in Union, being celebrated at both grange and social, as well as in the schools. Mashapaug. Charles Turner was in Oxford, Mass , over Sunday. Mrs. Vinton, mother of Merrick Vinton, was buried last week. Mrs. Fred Walker and her mother, Mrs. Hollingsworth, are visiting in Providence. Miss Mary Myers, who has just closed her winter term of school at Union Center, was the guest of her sister, Miss Oiara Myers, Monday. Reoent rains have filled the village pond to overflowing, and the gates at the outlet of the lake have been closed. The lake is filling quite ,f" J' Miss Clara Myers is having good success with the school in the village, and the people are well pleased with her efforts. Miss Myers is planning a pleasant surprise for the school and the pupils' parents before many weeks. Evidences of 'spring abounded Mon day. Besides the remarkable bright ness and clearness of the skies, warmth of the atmosphere and drying of mud in the roadways, Charles Turner taw a large flock of robins and several heard the tree toads singing merrily on the trees. A couple' more suoh days and frogs would have been peep ing. Frost is not more than six or eight inohes in depth, and in many places none whatever. Bock Meadow. Miss Esther Youngs visited over Sunday with her cousin, Bertha Bel cher, at Stafford ville. Miss Mabel Heck visited over Sun day with her grandmother, Mrs. Mary Heck, at Staffordville. Miss Lillian Wheeler of Massa chusetts has been the guest of her cousin, Mrs. Leon Booth, for a week. . Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Willis ' have gone to housekeeping at the Springs, where they have a furnished tene ment near bis meat market. Those that attended the Washing ton social last Monday evening at Mrs. Willard Richard's at Union Center report a very enjoyable time. Miss Mai Keating went to Spring field last Saturday, and visited with ber parents over Sunday and Monday, Washington's birthday. She resumed her duties at school Tuesday. Thurber Ryder has been working for a short time at South Wellington mill. He has returned to his sisterj Mrs. Leon Booth's, where it is ex I peoted that he will remain for the coming season. The Item under this head Feb. 8, stating that.Rev. Mr. Child of Hol land performed the marriage ceremony of William H. Curtis and Miss Ola Willis was an error. They were married . by Rev. Samuel Eaton of Brimfield. TOLLAND. Miss Rutb Wood is oonvalesoing. Samuel Hildreth has an attack of the grip. Mrs. Andrew Metcalf, who bas been seriously ill, has recovered. The ladies' sewing circle will meet Saturday with Mrs. Samuel Simpson. g The Thursday evening prayer ser vice will be held with Rev. R. M. French. Mr. and Mrs Shaw of Wales spent Sunday with Mrs. Shaw's brother; John H. Steele. The E L of the M E chnroh will have a lunch and mystery box social at the town hall nlar h 5 The E. L. of the M. E. church held a penny sooial at the home ol Mr ana Mrs. David A. Brown Ft Fa evtniug Miss Helen Adam--, two er in the ninth district, spent Washington's birthday at her home, in BrimQald, Mass. Mrs. Herbert Kennely returned Thursday, after spending wwe time with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. P. Ryder. The Ladies' Missionary society of the Congregational church will meet Friday afternoon with Miss Lucile M. Agard. Miss Mary R. Leonard of Wethers field was the guest over Washington's birthday of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar A. Leonard. Miss Edna S. Edgerton cf South Manchester was the guest over Sun day of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John W. Edgerton. The local grange lias just taken in a olass of 21. This makes the grange strong, and the prospects are very bright for the coming year. Wm. Goeben of Hartford, Ferdinand Goeben of Springfield spent Sunday and Monday with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ferdinand Goeben. The Ladies' Aid of the M. E. oburoh met in the town ball Wednes day afternoon and evening. Mrs. L. Ernest Hall was the hostess. The literary circle met Wednesday evening at the home of Rev. and Mrs. R. M. Frenoh. Miss Bertha Place read a paper on Edgar Allen Poe. There was a supper and entertain ent in the town ball Monday evening, under the auspioes of the ladies' so ciety of the Congregational church. Oapt. Roberson and Mrs. Roberson of the Rockville Salvation army held a meeting in the jail Sunday after noon. Rev. R. M. Frenoh, the Con gregational pastor, was present and some of the townspeople. Judge and Mrs. Edwin S. Agard, who have been spending a month in Pasadena and San Francisco, Oal., have left for Portland, Oregon, to visit their daughter, Mrs. Harry Bab cook. The farce, "Gertrude Mason, M. D.," was presented by the young people in a very creditable manner. Vocal and instrumental musio was rendered. A goodly number were present, and the sooiety realized a good sum for the treasury. John H. P. Rounds received word last week from the government that he had been awarded the carrying of the mail and stage route from Tolland to Rockville for the next four years, beginning July 1. Mr. Rounds has taken great pains to have suitable teams for the business, and his friends are glad that be is to continue for another four years. The funeral of Mrs. Roxana Joslyn was held Thursday at her late home with her daushter. Mrs. Oscar A. TS'eonard. Many relatives and friends gathered to pay their last tribute of respect and love for the departed. Rev. R. M. Frenoh conduoted the services. The bearers were James H. Olough, John W. Edgerton, Lorin Newcomb, Frank T. Newcomb, Henry Young and Edward E. Fuller. The interment was in the south cemetery. Breaking Up a Witness. In no way -an barristers better dis play their acute ness than by seeing at a glance the character of the wit nesses they are about to examine and by treating them accordingly. Erskine was famous at this. In a case in which he was engaged a commercial traveler came into the witness box dressed In the height of fashion and wearing a starched white necktie fold ed in the Brummel fold. In an In stant Erskine knew his man, though he had never seen him before, and said to him, with an air of careless amuse ment, "You were born and bred In Manchester. I perceive.'? Greatly as tonished at this opening- remark, the man admitted that he was. "Exactly," observed the great cross examiner in a conversational tone. "I knew It from the absurd tie of your neck cloth." The roars of laughter, coming from every person In the court, with the single exception of the unfortunate witness, which followed this rejoftder completely effected Ersklne's purpose, which was to put the witness in a state of agitation and confusion be fore touching on the facts concerning which he had come to give evidence. Londrm News. Criticism often takes from the tree caterpillars and blossoms together. Rlchter. Most disfiguring skin erupt! ns, scrofu ula, pimples, rashes, etc., are due to im pure blood. Burdock Blood Bitters is a cleansing blood tonic. Makes you clear eyed, clear-braloed. clear-skinned. Aobton prevents Pneumonia. This Is An Easy Test. Sprinkle Allen's Foot-Ease In one shoe and not In the other, and notice the difference. Just the thing to use when rubbers or overshoes be come necessary, and your shoes seem to pinch. Sold everywhere, 85c. Dont accept any substi tute. BORN. Stafford Springs, 7th, a son to Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Billings. r, OR SALE Two Farm Work Horses, J? weighing 1100 each. W. J. BOWLER, Crystal Lake. w 'ANTED IMMEDIATELY 150 in fctate Line Ice Corporation. i. B. BATES. F' OR SALE. Desirable property, on Bast Main street, Known as me m. &. nuui home place, comprising house, barn ana val uable building lot. Inquire of 4W48 WM. H. HEALD. E OR SALE. My property on West , Main street. coub1udi of Houses and about lx A'-res of Land. itverythlDg in good repair. 4w48 abkaham aiMON. LTOR SALE. An Upright Piano. En C quire 81 Main, P. o. Box a. 8w47 17" OR SALE Four horses, one wagon, ' and one pair of harness. W. K.DKHOJSD. FOR SALE. Two Good New Milch Uolstetn Cows, 8 years old. beven days iresh. 4w JOHN KING. (Stafford street E OR SALE Bed Couch, Chairs, Car- M VSWIJ Vaafi w v w vot-wj oil Beater and copper Boiler Inquire K. L. l VaotWuK Ret1 Vnnnrr Utn'B i iVorOAfit. H OUSE TO RENT on Maple Street. Inquire at Press omce. SEED POTATOES FOR SALE. The Green Mountains and White Giants. Fine ylelders, haying last year secured 1000 bushels rrom ioor acres. 48tt W. J. BOWLEK. west WllUngtoa. TOOD CHOPPERS WANTED. '5t46 K D. ELLIS, West Stafford. T IO RENT- -A good tenement. Inquire K. L. BUKK of G OOD VEAL WANTED. For the next two months we will pay 7X cents per pound alive for good veal deuverea at our siaugnier. B1DWELL CO. FOR SALE About 140 cords of hard wood, $1.80 per cord, about 5 nulea from the Springs and 8 miles from 8tarordvUle ; also 8 acres ol land, price $178. Will cat wood enough to more than pay for it. Enquire of C. H. THAYER, North ABhford, Conn. FOR SALE. A gentleman leaving town wants to Bell his residence. House with 8 large, nice rooms ; S outbulldlntrs, gar den, several fruit trees. Everything In line con dition This property Is situated within 100 rods of the worsted mill at Fox village. For full particulars see J. H. SMILKOGE. FOR SALE In the borough of Stat ford Springs four houses lot 8 rooms. Price, . . $2500 1 of 7 rooms. rice, 1900 I of 18 rooms, 8 tenements, Prloe, ' seoo 1 of 6 rooms Price, 1600 Easy terms. For full particulars see J. B. SMILEDGE, Borough. S END in your orders for Hard Wood to w. a. un.mjnu. T ANTED Old Crockery, Plates, sc., aiBO antique ootties GEOKGE C. FLYNT, Monson, CHOICE BUILDING LOTS for Sale on Stafford Heights, for cash or on very easy terms. fkank aKEFic LiOR SALE. A building lot of 50 acres. I on the Tolland Koad. Old place known as the Wbltaker place, together with adjoining wood lot recently cut. A T a Court of Probate holden at Staf. XI ford, within and for the district of Stafford, on tne xsa aay or veDruary, A. i. ww. Present. KOBKRT H. FISK. Judsre. On motion of the administrator on the estate of Adelbert W chase, late of Stafford, within said dlstrlot deceased. It is ordered by this court, that notice snail be given that the administration account in said estate will be exhibited for settlement at the Probate Office in said district, - on the 4th day or jtiarcu, iuuv, at 10 o'ciock a. m:, oy posting a codv of this order on the Dubllo slpn-DDSt in said town of Stafford, and Dy advertising the same In a newspaper published In Stafford, and naving a circulation in said aistnct. Attest. MARCUS B. FISK, Clerk, A T a Court of Probate holden at S'sf. XX ford.wlthln and for the district of Stafford, on tne t n aay oi a ukust,, a. u. iwjb. Present, CHARLES . FUI.LBK. Actlna: Judee. On inotion of Newell 8. Delphla. executor on tn estate or uuzaoetn . ieipnia. late oi star ford, within said district, deceased. This court doth decre th t six months be al lowed and limited for the creditors of said est a e to exhibit their claims against the same to the executor, and directs that the public notice be given .of this order, by advertising the same once in some newspaper navmtr a circulation in said district, and by posting a copy on the pub lic tlgn-po"t in said town of Stafford, nearest me piace wnere me aeceasia last aeiu Certified from Kecord. MARCUS B. FISK, cleric : Carriages and : Wagons Our Spring stock is arriving Notwithstanding so many automo biles being used, our sales of Car riages and Wagons in 1908 were larger than the year previous. It's the quality and quantity that counts. You know our reputation for quality, and buying as we do in large quantities gives you the benefit in price. We also carry a full line of Harness and Stable Sundries. It will pay to see us be fore you purchase. SMITH & HUBBELL Auto Tops and Painting, 2 to 20 Park Street, Springfield, Mass. TRY Lily White Flour. The Flour the best cooks use. Sold only by J. GLOVER & SOU, Stafford Hollow. Forbes & Wallace's. MAIL $1.25 Street Gloves These are flue glace gloves, pique sewn, of selected stock. A new in the very latest shades of tan and brown as well as black. Good Furs 10 Per Cent Under Lowest Mark-Down Prices With the exception of a few coats, which are plainly marked "et," our whole stock is included. You pay 10 per cent, less than the marked price. Women's New Spring Waists Ten Styles at 98c Dainty Lingerie Waists Of .fine Persian Lawn ; Allover embroidered fronts ; Bound and square yokes and suspender effects ; Trimmed with Cluny and Yal laces ; Long Mousquetaire sleeves. Spring's most desirable styles and 98c Splendid Values $1.25 FOUBBS & WALLACE, . (Robertson Z: STAFFORD SPR1NQS. PRE-INVENT0RY SALE. It is easier to count money thin goods, hence the reason of the many in dv cements to be maJe during the next two weeks to reduce our stock to a minimum. Another reason In accordance with one or our iron-clad rules, never to carry any goods from one season to another in the hope of making a profit on them, rather sacrifice them while yet in style, the first loss is likely to be the least. Time and space forbid us itemizing the many bargains we have to offer from now until the end of the month. Come at your convenience and be convinced. Very Special. One lot of Batiste Waists, Val Trimmed, made to retail for $1 60, now on sale at $1.00 each Separate Skirts. Fancy Panama Skirts, in black only. Value, $3 50. Now on sale at $2.69 each. Horse Blankets. For street or stable us: at gieat reductions Agents for Dutterlok's Patterns. GRAND).... Felbiraflsiiry Sale AT Beginning Spring Dress Goods. BLACK, GRAYS and BROWN. Ginghams, Percale, Prints, Soisette in ail colors, Hamburgs, Torchon, Valenciennes and German Laces. Trimming: Braids, Shirt Waists. Petticoats black and white. E. L. BURR, Corner Main Rt. and Furnace Ave. HO A 3 CklV VETERINARY SURGEON 1SIV. J O. UALL, AND DENTIST, t t t Office, Long's Hotil, Habtford. 'rUa 554. Will be at GARY BRO'S STABLES, Stafford Springs, on Saturday of each week, commencing Feb. 13th, from 10 a. m. to 4 p. m. .Telephone calls promptly attended to, TDK IT ORDAINED BY THE WAR 1J DEN AND BCKOBHHRS OP THB BOR OUGH OF STAFFORD 8PKINU8. that section S of Ui by-law regulating A notion and Pod- aim? psasea Mtrcn 4, jtww, oe repealed, ana amo tions ot said by-law be amended to read as fol lows: Tne lloense fee snail be, for Benin? of goods by auction, or for peddling or rending, i per montn or motion mereoi. Bt Obdbb or Wabdbh akd Bdmbsscs. Attest, WM. H. H KALI), clerk. Stafford Springs, Conn., Feb. Dd, 1909. AGENTS WANTED for Stafford to see tne Saxonla Incandescent Lamp Burn er. tilTea 80 candle power llgnt, cost l-a gas. 1-6 oil, 1-10 electricity. Territory given Act aalokv Call or address MK. MOTT, Converse use. Palmer, Mass. Dept. A. , Forbes & Wallace's. ORDERS Promptly and Carefully South Store, Left Front. In striped and figured Madras and fine quality Persian lawn. Side plaited and pin tucked models; Long sleeves and tailored cuds : Laundered or stock collar, fabrics. All Sizes from 34 to 44. SPRINGFIELD, MASS. o. 9 9 Feb. 24th 1909 Shirt Waists There are different kind of Shirt Waists those that lit and those that don't. We have the same make as for merly, which has proved so satisfac tory in material, workmanship, style and tit. If you prefer to make your own waists, we have the material to show you. Afiit fir Utits' Esit Jtinzl Fittirei A. L HOWARD, NATIONAL BANK BUILDING, HTAPPOIIO RPItlNClfl N OTICE. As my wife, Elizabeth, baa left mrbnd and board without Inst nanaa. tbls Is to forbid all persons bsrbonng or trusting ber on my account, as I shall not bold mra responnlble for any bills of her contract lag after this date. KLL1CK. SUltrf K I. Bianoravuie, ren. i, ivuv. Forbes & Wallace's. Filled. for 89c importation of correct Spring styles, $1.25 value, this lot, CQ All no J0h We Weired Pk First ' rwll. lBVOice Eight Style at $1.25 Smart Tailored Waists