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 . . .
' 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
- 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
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
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
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.
gift for a lady frienij
A clioice line at
... QUINLAN'S ...
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.
P. 0. Box 815, Bennington, Vt.
$1 OO Conibiuntioii onv-r
Sec what $1.00 in cash wlll, buy at
H. M. Bassett.s tho remalnder qf this
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
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
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
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
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.
1 VI llllMiJ
And 'twould do
yougood to look at
it. There is just
such an array as
you would see in a
5oc and 75c are
the prices some
come in fine Xmas
and look at thenij
even though you
have no idea offl
OPEN EVERY WEEK DAY EV&NING UNTIL
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.
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.
Ma,kt3 a most acceptable
Holiday present for a
iimn. A7 sell tlie best.
423 MAIN STREET
Fresh ground for table
use at the
Wholesale and wl
PURCHASES DELIVERED FREE
ASTOUNDING VALUES IN
Fur Scarfs for Xmas
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.
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
to be fouud in Soutbern Ver.
Canned Goods, Teas and Coffees,
- Spices, Pickles.
Everytbing for tbe Holidny1
Actual Reductions as FoIIows
Isabelle Fox Stole, trlmmed
with 8 fox' tails and sllk glrdlo;
Black Uear Stole, sllk llnca,
lenptth 80 Inches, trlramed with
0 fur talls and sllk girdle; 811.30
Sllver Gray Hair Stolo, length
GS Inches, Hned with white squlr
rol, trlmmed with C talls and sllk
glrdlo; $8.00 value;
Sable Fox Pelerine, length 88
Inches, flnlshed with 8 talls and
tall trlmmed, sllk girdle; $10.00
Sable Fox Stole, length 18 in
ches, flnlshed with 0 fox tails and
tail trlmmed, sllk glrdlo; ..$12.50
Black Soal Stole, length 00
inches, flnlshed with tall trimmed
sllk girdle; 8.25 value,
Stone Marten Stole, length 72
Inches, satln Hned, flnlshed with
4 tails and tail trlmmed sllk
girdle; $9.00 value,
Black Conoy Stole, 72 iiichcs
long, (i tails and tail trimmed
sllk glrdlo; $15.75 value,
Black Near Seal Pelerine, i
Inches loug, 2 large talls: $.T.
Belgian Hare Stole, triramcl
with 4 tails and sllk ornamentl
Black Coney Pelerine, 72
ches long, 8 tails and silk glrd
Blfiek Halr Pelerine, 88 incli
long, 8 fox tails and silk girca
Blnck Conoy Stolo, 01 ino
long, ti fox tails and sllK gl1:
80 Inches long, 2 largo foxfi
tall trimmed silk girdle;
Groy nnd Black Stole, 81
es long, silk Uued, flnlshj
girdle, tall trlimned: $13 3(
nirck Co'irtr PrflnrlnC, 78 'J
ches.lotig. 10 t:tiU; $198 vaW
Blnck (;oney Scarf. flnUl
wlthO tails; $1.50 vahio,
HOLIDAY ASSORTMENTS CLE
Sclect n)w and goods will b& stored
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