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Holiday vStori Bright with Christmas assortments and brimful of the real spirit of the season. Splendid assortments in aH 'departments for gift-seekers. Complete and charming assortments of Furs, Cloaks, Gloves, Handkerchiefs, Neckwear, Jewelry, Umbrellas, Toilet'Articles, Bags and Purses, Baskets, Pillows, Pin Cush ions, Beads, Yarns, etc, etc. 4.r- - '''?- THE STORE IS IN CHRISTMAS DRESS . . . The main floor is a'veritable fairyland with eyergreens and electric effects, everywhere. You are welcome to all this show of prettiness drop in and enjoy it. FI.RST OREAT PR1CE CUT IN THE CLOAK STORE . . . jSECOND FLOOR ' Instpad of waiting till after the holidays, we have decided to take loss now, gi.ving customers an unprecedented opportun ity of obtaining chbice pnoductibns at height of demand. 50 'failored Suits, were.16.S9 to 25.00, now 6.50 to 17.00 roo Jfa'dkets & Coats, -were" 5.0010 25.00, novw ,2.891017.00 50 Capes; were 4.00 to 1 2.0b, 'now 2.48 to 9.00 25 Storm Coats, were 10.89 t0 16.50, miow 8.00 to 13.50 150 Storm Skirts, were 4.000,9.89, now' 1.98 to 7.50 200 ress Skirts, ' were 3.98 to 12.00, now 1.98 to 8.50 100 Children's Coats at a reductionof one tothree dollars offeach 35 Silk Waists at a reduction of one to three dollars offeach 100 Flanhel Waists, were 1.1903.50, now 89'c to 2.48 150 Mercerized & Fleeced Waists, were" 1,69 t.06.50, now 1.19 to 4,50 . ' . x ECIAL WRAPPER VALUES ozen Percale & Outing'Wrappers, splendid ddllar value, at only 69 c $ach. 5 zen finer Wrappers, were 1.25, 1.39 and 1.50, now 98c nfc'iMVlrad - j 1 FFM O. Graves who has been sor- lously 111 1s much better and ablo to bo up and dressed. Mls9 Margaret Lowrle and motnor aro movlntr from Washington stroct to tholr now home on Unlon streot. Mr and Mrs A. J. Holdon aro to ononri tim mtntar or a conslderablo part of H In southern Californla. Turkoy supper at St IJeters parlsh house thls evenlng. Also the Louls lana Purchase exhibltlon of Bennlng- ton. Uou't mlss it. M'. H. Roblnson 1s crottlne out an 11- lustrated souvonlr of Bennington. Tho book ls to be printed at an expeneo of $1500 and wlll be a credlt to the town. A blaze whloh caught from a lamp destroyed a lace curtaln at Supt. Var- ney's Prlday evoning. Mr varuoy burned hls hauds In tearing it down. IlobertH. Mattlson who went from hore to New York several weeks ago hassecured a posltion on tho New York New8,Frank A. Munsey'saaiipapor. Tho contract for tho McKinl' , mon- ument to be ereotod in Buff alo at an nscnfince of over $90,000. provldos that the materlal shall bo puro Vermont marblo. Those who havo been invited to take part in "Klng Jollity', aro requestod to mect in the Y. M. C. A. rooms Fri- duy afternoon and ovonlng December 11, 1903. Dr and Mrs L. L.Fillmoro leavo Wednesday for Los Angoles, Call., and wlll spend tho winter thero or in that vlclnlty for the beneflt of Mrs Fillmore's health. CHarlesH. Burrltt. son of Doacon Burritt of Manchester, Vt., who has served as chief of tho inlnlngbureau In Manlla. P. I.. for flvo years has been promotcd to bo an olflcer of tho court by Govornor Taft at a largo Increase of salary. , Tho Washington Couuty Post of lastFriday satd: The Bennington basket ball team wlll play the Cam bridge flve here next Wednesday even- ing. Bennington has a fa?t team und wlll probably nut a qulotus on the vic- torlous career of the local team. All frlends of this paper.are requost- ed to send In Items of local nows. lf you sond by mall be suro to sign your name - not for publlcatlon but that wo may know they came from reliablo pco ple. It is a rulo In every newspaper offlco not to print anonyraous commun icatlons of any klnd. We don't want fo n Jit the names but we wantto know whero they como from. a cboice gift for a lady frienij A clioice line at ... QUINLAN'S ... Drug- Store HAVE YOU CEMETERY WORK TOBUY I furnlsb diroct from tbo manufac turers at the quarries and set up tho work comploto in any cemetery in tho oountry. Everything in thc lino of cemetery work from a $15 marker to tbo most expensiTO Monument, Maus oleum or Beceiring Tomb. I have sold since Jaouary 1, 1003, ono $30,000 Rccoivlng Tomb, and a $4,000 Mausoleum in Now Jfork City, a $5,000 Mausoleum in Dotroit, Mich., and a numbor qf Monumonts costing from $150 to $GOOeaob. Ipersonally auperintend tbo eetting of my work and mako my own collect ione. You can save 10 to 25 pcr cent on cost of your work and be suro of flrst olass matorial aud work by order ing of mo direct from the quarries. Speoial prices given on work sold in time to bo built tbis winter and Bet noxt sprlng. If you have work to buy, drop me a lioe and stato about bow much you wish to pay and I will fur nisti you with "drsigns to oboose from. E. EstabrooK, P. 0. Box 815, Bennington, Vt. STATE NEWS. $1 OO Conibiuntioii onv-r Sec what $1.00 in cash wlll, buy at H. M. Bassett.s tho remalnder qf this week: 1 lb best coffeo, regular prlco $.35 1 lb green Jap tea " " $.50 3lbrice " " $.25 6 bars Lenox or Star Soap " $.25 lcantomatocs " $.15 1 bottle catsup " 8.15 Makln" a total of $1.05 for only $1.00, all hign grade goods. H. M. IJassett, Main and SalTord Sts. n old ramshackle bullding in the Itnliun settleinent atPoultney, Vt., was burned Thursday. The principal loss was sustuinrd by an Itallan occupant, whoe Favinas of EG00 were burned. Tlie follow hnd lnbored industriously and denled hlmself so that he would havo funds to return to hls nativo land. He had announcod hls intentlon of startlug this month. Tho Rutland licenso commlssloners hold a mceting Thursday mornlng and voted to revoke the llcense of Charles 11. Lalor for selllng liquor lllegally. Lalor hold a'fourth class llcense and it was proved that on three occaslons he sold liquor In sraall quantltles. Lalor will Dght the caso and took in appeal from tho decision and appealed from the decision of tho commlssloners. Ethol, tbo daugbtoMftr. B. Hough ton of 017 Main atreat.ia vSry ili. Miss Krances O'DonnoII has been jpending several daya witfi relativea in Troy. MrsJ. II. Sheridan of Truy iaspond- ing several diys with Mr and Mra W. F. Toomey on Grand Viow streot. M. Eugeno Btevens, foreman at the Sibley Novelty Worka was off duty last week with ao attack of tbe grip. Mr and Mra John H. Warren have teturoed from a flvo neoks absence speat witb friends in Mnssachusotts. , Tbo Rutland railroad bas put in a new irop brirlge over tbe stream near the Esgle Squara Works in South Shaftsbury. The local Odd Fellowa are preparing for a diatrict meoting December 10. Grand Master Roed of Windsor and othor grand otDcers will be presont. Mansur Encampmont, I. O O. F., will hold thoir regular meoting Mon day evening, December 14. Tbo R. P. degree will be conferred on several candldntes. ArooDg tbe gueats at tbe Putoam House are: JudgeJobn H. Watson; Court Btenographer O. S. Gbaso; State'i Attorney J. J. Sbaksbober; F; 0. Arcbibald and wifoof Manchester; A. W.Bond, Worcester, Mass; E. D. Gibson, Rutland ; F. O. Baker, Rut land. The remains of Wiiliam O'DonnoII, 18, who died in Brattleboro, were bronght here Monday for buria!. The doceased has a fathor, and married si ter in Troy and oao sistor in town. Tbe intorment was in the Catbolio cemetery. He was brotber to the late Vinceot O'Donnell of the Hoosick Faljs Democrat. JJJS At tbe regular meoting of tbe Miri ara Rebokan lodge Monday etoning, tbe regular doijreo was conferred ou 22 candidatcs. A bamiuet was beld at the soeial room, with over 80 preaont. Tuis was followod by daocing until a luto bour. It was prOnounced br al) as the most succesaful and enjoyable timo in jears. Alleh M. Barrett of Manchester. has entered the employ of this papor as local reporter and by asslstlng him in getting tho news of tho town you will be conforring a favor pn us. Mr Bar rett is a graduate of Burr and Burton and haB been a student at Middlebury collego tho. pa,st two years and comes here highly recommended. Neckwear 1 r-nr mM 1 VI llllMiJ And 'twould do yougood to look at it. There is just such an array as you would see in a bigcitystore; 25c, 5oc and 75c are the prices some come in fine Xmas boxes. Come and look at thenij even though you have no idea offl buy ing. OPEN EVERY WEEK DAY EV&NING UNTIL O'CLOCK FOR SALE. A large lieavy six bole (9 ln-li) Cooltlntf ItiuiRe. vlth rcscrvolr anil lilsti doublo watm lng closcts. For eithor coal or wooil. Sultalile (or luinbcr catnp or large kltelien. W. A. lloot, 121 South St., Bennington. WOT8CE. The annual mcetlngot tho stocKhoMersof the Flrst Natlon.il liank of North ncnnlnRton, Vt.. wlll be held at thelr banklni? homeon Tucsday. tlie nillulay otJanuary, tWM, atin o'clocka. m. lor the purposo of tlecUng a Hoanl of Dlrec tors for the cnsulnK ycar and for tho transac tlonof any other propcr and neoetsory. biul ncis. S. 11. IIAI.U Cashicr. North lleniilngton December 3, 1003. CIG ARS i t Ma,kt3 a most acceptable Holiday present for a iimn. A7 sell tlie best. BENNINGTOYCIGRR Ci. 423 MAIN STREET D ENNINGTON'S IS1EST SjTORE RYE i MEAL 118 Fresh ground for table use at the PUTNAM Wholesale and wl KODAK "7" H.R0SWC0. PURCHASES DELIVERED FREE ASTOUNDING VALUES IN Fur Scarfs for Xmas QIVEA Appropriate for a Cliristraas M-esunt to anvboM Home portraits flnshlights winter landscapes. Photography is delightful in tbe winter season. KODAKS $5 to $15 Brownie Kodaks il & 2 W. L. GOKAY - Druggist 417 Main St. HAPPINESS DEPEND8 ON YOUR STOMAGH PeoDle well ted are less like- lv to be miserable tban hungry fn ks, A. U. JjaMarre L-o. have tbe lnrgest line of staud- ard and tancy GROCERI to be fouud in Soutbern Ver. mont. Canned Goods, Teas and Coffees, - Spices, Pickles. Everytbing for tbe Holidny1 table. Actual Reductions as FoIIows Isabelle Fox Stole, trlmmed with 8 fox' tails and sllk glrdlo; $13.50 value, $10.50 Black Uear Stole, sllk llnca, lenptth 80 Inches, trlramed with 0 fur talls and sllk girdle; 811.30 value, $8.75 Sllver Gray Hair Stolo, length GS Inches, Hned with white squlr rol, trlmmed with C talls and sllk glrdlo; $8.00 value; $7.00 Sable Fox Pelerine, length 88 Inches, flnlshed with 8 talls and tall trlmmed, sllk girdle; $10.00 Value, $8.50 Sable Fox Stole, length 18 in ches, flnlshed with 0 fox tails and tail trlmmed, sllk glrdlo; ..$12.50 value, SIO.OO Black Soal Stole, length 00 inches, flnlshed with tall trimmed sllk girdle; 8.25 value, $7 25 Stone Marten Stole, length 72 Inches, satln Hned, flnlshed with 4 tails and tail trlmmed sllk girdle; $9.00 value, $7.00 Black Conoy Stole, 72 iiichcs long, (i tails and tail trimmed sllk glrdlo; $15.75 value, $5 50 Black Near Seal Pelerine, i Inches loug, 2 large talls: $.T. value, $2.75 Belgian Hare Stole, triramcl with 4 tails and sllk ornamentl S4.9S value, $4.25 ) Black Coney Pelerine, 72 ches long, 8 tails and silk glrd 3.98 value, $3.25 Blfiek Halr Pelerine, 88 incli long, 8 fox tails and silk girca $493 value, $3 98 Blnck Conoy Stolo, 01 ino long, ti fox tails and sllK gl1: $5.93 value, $4.75 80 Inches long, 2 largo foxfi tall trimmed silk girdle; value, $7.00 Groy nnd Black Stole, 81 es long, silk Uued, flnlshj girdle, tall trlimned: $13 3( SIO oo nirck Co'irtr PrflnrlnC, 78 'J ches.lotig. 10 t:tiU; $198 vaW $2.25 Blnck (;oney Scarf. flnUl wlthO tails; $1.50 vahio, $1.00 HOLIDAY ASSORTMENTS CLE Sclect n)w and goods will b& stored J LC,LaMarre&o. Mill, Benni JOUSE BL l II II IH II III l .