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Tam O'Shnntors 9R A ROR Toquos and Toboegans 25c & 50c Flannel Shlrts, wlth and wlthout collar, all shados, 50c, 75c, 85c, I O0to2.50. Christmas Neckwear . A dazzllng array of SllkNockwoar Inallshados, at 5c, 10c, 15c, 25c and 50c. AT THE s NEW MARKET Cor. North jinil i'lcasant Strect you wlll flnd the beu of home-raade sausage, ulso u (ull llne of thc best meats. ' CLARENCE CHANDLER, Manager. I lave you Mixer ? n Bread Coifie and ' examinQ them and yon will be Hine o liuy. For sale W.D. PWTON COR. MAIN & S1LYER STS. Estate of John Burke. MULLIQAN & ROCHE WIH l'reenteil, STATF. OY vEhJIon. ss 1 At a se-sston Dlstrict of Bennington, I of the I'lOliaU Court, holden at the 1'robata Offlco. Iil lleiinlng ton. In sald Dlstrict, 011 the 4th ilay of De cember, A. D.. 10o3. , l'rescnt John V. Carney, Judge. An tnstrument, jiiirportliiR to lie the last Wlll andTejtameutot John Uurke lato of Bennington jn sald dlstrict, deceaicd. belng present Ved t)T J. V. D. S. Jlerrlll. for the executor theteln nain-d. for I'robato, lt Uordered by sald Court, that all pcrsons con cerned thcrcln, be notllled tuappcarntasos. slon Uiereof. to be llotd at the j'robate Of nce,ln Bennington. In sald Dlstrict, on 20th dav of Dee.-A. D. li03. at 10 o'clock ln the fore noon, and show cause, lf any they have, agalnst the probate of sald Wlll: forwhlch purpoje Itlt fnrtner ordered that thU order bo publlsbea three weeks successivclyln the lianner, and Ke forrocr, a ncwsnaper prlntcd at BenulnRton. In thU Htato, prevloiu to sald tlme of hcarlng. By the Court, Attest.JOlIN Y. CARNKY, Judge. lSiaic oi juan n DAILKY. , hitvlnK tcf n appolnted by th Hon. l'robato Court for the IJHUlct t of Ben- ntnirton. Commlssloners. to recciye, cxaraino and adlust all clalins anddemands of all pcr sons apilnst the cstoteof JohnH.Ualley, late of Shaftsbury ln sald dlstrict, deceased. and all eialm exhitlted ln offset thereto, hereby clve notlce that we wlll meet for thepurppse afo ai ti,inirnl(linceof the safdJohnfl. Dal- ley Uie 26thday of Dec. 1903, and 17th day of May next, from 9 o'clock a m. unm rt o ciook m. eacS of sald days, and that slx months from the lsth day of Nov. A.U. 1903, Is the tim llmlt ed by sald Uourt for sald credltors to preseut thelr cUlms to us for examlnatlon and allow- aated at Bennington, thls 7th day of Dec , A, D. 191 KD WAU1RIDOEi PATK1CK T. GR1FFIN, 4,jW3 .. Commlssloners. Estate ofMary A. Lana Notlce of Settleraent and Appllcatlon for " Dlstrlbutlon. STATK OF VERMONT, I In Probat Blstriet of nennlnjrton: Bs. I Court, held at the Probate offlce In Bennington wlthin and for the Dlstrict of Bennington aforesald on the 7th dav of Vte. A. D. 19113. f m 0pVnt,j6UNV.CABNp.Ju5w. Harlow A. Bottum admlnlstrator Wlth the wlll annexea or tne esiaie oi mry nftrlct. deceased. presents his admlnlstratlon T r n m IQTA fll niUHUUUL, 111 account for examlnaHon and allowance, and roUes appllcatlon for a decree of dlstrlbutlon and partltlon of the estate of sald deceased. wbereupoti lt U ordered by sald court. that uld account and sald appllcatlon be referred to i, session thereof . to be Yield at the Probate Of Scelfol,onthethday ofDec, A.D. lDop, lor hearing and deolslon thyreon: And lt H further ordered. that notlce thereof be Klven to iTi .Ji. interettnd bvnubl cat ou of the sam three weeks suocesslvely In the Banner and Ite i fnrmer.anewspaper publlshed at Bennington, Rhat they may appcar at sald Ume and plaee, fcd stow cause if any they may nave. why sMd ecord whereof Is ordered to be made. FOR LADIES & GENTLEMEN FROM 75c TO 8-00 Our new stock of umbrellas Is comnlete. (ioldaiul sllcr trlmmed umbrellus or pluln btmdle umbrellas for XMAH IUFT8. Wehave tbo largest stock tu selett f rora. Your cliolce Irum "Bo tu St Christmas Handkerchiefs Handkorchlofsat 5c,6for 25c Handkorch'fs at IOc, 3 for 25c Handkorch'fs at 15c, 2 for 25c Conuino Irlsh Llnon nand korchlofs 25c Inltlnl Handkorchlofs IOc, 3 for " 25c Initlal Handkerchiefs 15c. 2 for 25c Initlal Handkerchiefs 25c PUAIN AND FANCY SILK HANDKERCHIEFS 25c, 50c, 75c, SI.OO Sllk Initlal Handkorchlofs 25c Slik Initlal Handkerchiefs 50c JapanottoSllk Initlal Handkor chlofs IOc, throofor 25c Christmas Suspenders Flaln and Kancy Suspendors for mas Clfts at IOc, I5c, 25c, 50c, 75c, I OO, 1.25 and 1.50. These Suspendors aronlcoly boxod. Fancy Arm Elastlcs 25c. Storo Open Evory Evonlnc Untll Aftor Christnas. Call and got a 1004 Calandar. MANCHESTER Dr Cyrus Edson tho well known: New York physician. who died last weok, wns a frequent puest at the Kquinox House. o- A. E. Martln and Frank Hcgan will loavo next weok for Augusta, Gfi., whero thoy havo a positlon as elork at the hotol Honatr. School was in session at Burr and Burton seminary Monday. Examina- tions will bejjin next week, school closo inRf' r tho Christmas vacation Frida Dcc. 18. Hon. Robcrt Lincoln of Chicuo lias given the natne "Hildene Farms" to the estate recently purchased by him. This property comprises abdut 1000 acrescf the Unest arm land in Manchester. The installation of Rov. John Bar ton aa pastor of tho Congregational church took j)laco Thursday ovcnini;. Tastors and d'legates from all tho Bennington County Congregational churches wero present. Uev Georgo WPhll1Ips of Rutland delivered a flne scrmon. C, P, OrviK his a foreo of nien at work raising tho roof and making ex tenslve iini)rovements on his uthletic and fishing taeklt storo. Mr" Orvls manufactures fishing rods and llios in largo qtlantitlos, and tho By depart ment will bo removed to tho now rooms aver the storo. Joseph n. ShutTlotown of Kast Ar lington has been electod captain of tho Burr and Burton Sominery busoball toam for next spring and Richard D, Campboll of Dorset was elected mana ger. Harold C4 Shaw of Manchester gpntor was choen t9 captaitj t,ho oot ball eleveh next fall and Orrin B. Hughes of Winhall will bo managor. Mrs Jane Keys of Couventry cele brated her 100th birthday anniversary Nov. 27; 60 people ato dinner wlth her and sho was prosented wlth tnftny gillS'. Sho was born m Iroland but hais li'vod in Couventry many .yeari. li'erius band dlod thefo iT ycrtrs ago and her home s with hcr son, the youngest of oightthild'ren. -THE BIG- Continues Until Saturday December 12, His store is rammed full of articles bought at one-third of their actual value and which will be sold at prices never bo fore heard of in Bennington. You don't believe it! Tbeto come and see that is all wo aslc. Whatever you want in 'doth ing for man, woman or 'child corae to Levin's and he can save you money. Bankrupt Sale LEVINV li. LHVIN, CHRISTMAS MUFFL Mon'sBoys', Ladlos' and AflUn' KnltClovns and iVllttoni, 15c to 50s Bs Reduction Men's Owcoats, Woith $15.00 and $18.00, Your Ciioice $10.00 Young Men's Overcoats, Worlli $1 J.00 and $12.00, Your Choice $ 5 00 Boys' Overcoats, Worth $6 50 and $5.50, Your Choice $ 4.00 Men's Sujts, Worth 513.00 and $12.00, Your Choice $ 5.00 Bifi: Reduction Big Reduction Sale of Men's pair of Pants reduced from $l.uu to POWNAL. T. V. McC'utrjber Is ngain out after his recent illncss. Miss A. Mande Walker of Hoosick Palls isatT. II. Ilnll's. AbnorF. Towno ofAyre. Mass., wns in town on Sunday visiting fritod?. Mrs Ellen E. Towsloo preaehfd thn Ecrmon at the M. E. church Sunday evening. Hon C. II. li.irber is conflnod to tho hotiso witb a sevore attnuk of tonail itis. Albort Auatin of Troy was the guest of his brotber Everott Austin, from Satt:rday untll Monilay. ( Thn bnrn at E. J. Uurrlnifton's is beiog thorouuhly rrpnirrd undpr th direutinn of Solomon TowBleo. Joseph Xorwood has finishrd slating Dr J. S. Niles' bouse, tbo appearancu of tbo dtvelling heinc much improvid. Misses Butlor and Maude Tonelee wera in North Adauia ove? Sunday visiting thoir cousin, Mrs Frnnk Brown. Mrs Prrd I'uttPr and Miss Elizaboth Hencon atteniled sorvicrs in tho C'ua gregatiocal uburch in Williamstown Sundny. Thero is to bo a suppcr r.t the M. E. church from 5 to 8 this ovening. Fol lowing tho suppor, tho Rov U. Grant Iloueton wlll delivor alecturoon "Tho Hrily Land." , Mr Ilnuston Vfaa bap tized in the Hivor Jordau by tho Inte Kpv T. DeWitt Tnlmago. There will ba preachlng in tho fJnp tist cburch noxt Sunday, Dec 13 by tho Rev F. W. Klein of Strnthntn N. II. Mr K'ein is a strorg vamlidnte nnd tho churcb clork hns rccejred sorpp Very fiattering lellefs lll fegal-J to biltl. We wish to Urgo dvdfy fofmer UlHUibDr pf tho cdngrdgatibU 10 AHi'btl tho eor viue bext S1 ntldy as woll as any others who hiA? nlsb to bear Mr Klein. We botice nn nrticle in a rocont North Adnms Tranecript, tho purnort of which is tbnt tho IccbI K. F. L). route is to bo nbolished.Inruary 1st. The local correspondent uf that aper must bavo been indulging in a "pipe dream," bh we cnnnot iiungine bow ho could have gotten such an idea in any other monnor. Thoro is jost 'ibout aa many cbances of tbo local route being givon up bs thero 1b for tbe Democrats to bue n majority ia tho Vermont legislature. Tbo lo.nl route is ono of tbe bet in tbo stato nnd is doing a bigbly satiifnctory businiss- Fred D. Streetor, 22 son of E. W. Streeter, left Hlnsburg four weeks ago to go to his homo in Starksboro, and nothing has boen seen of him since thori.' He had about $200 wlth him and somo of his friends fear that ho may havo been the victlm of foul play. Christmas Goods and Gifts We "balsye'OurgodQs all'but. PeTfUroea, -Htag horn sets, :a"nd a flne line of ladies' ;a"nd gents' pocketbooke. Call and Bee for yourself, it costs nothing to look them over, we 1ik to have you. A salr on water bot tlea this week. If you need bne nov is the time. ISEPH M. AYRE tfOR LADIES & GENTLEMEN FROM 25c TO 2.50 A cholpo llne of Clirlstmns Mufllers, Anyimifller frum thls larvo' new stock wlll tnakn u flne 'hrlstmss present, your piCK Ul ZOO. 70C. l.U, l.ZR. Il X.UU, J'V, ull thc Mcst styles rnade f om tho rholcef t ilk. Christmas Gloves Sllk llnod Clovos, all shaaos I.OO Sllk llnod Clovos, all shados I 50 Unllnod clovos, al sh?dos I.OO Unllrtsd Clovosl all shados 1.30 Fleocollnod Kld Clovos, all shados at 50c, 75c, I.OO, and 1.50. Sale of Clothing ! Sale of Pants and Young Men's Separate Pants, Every sz.uu per paif. Tho Loadlng Clothfers, Hattors, Furnishors and Custom Tallors. 409 Main St., Bennington, Vormont OOM.MISSIONKK8' NOTICfe. Kstilteof MAHTIIAE. AUSTIN The linderilgiied. havltur been apixilnUid by uie 1 1 ou. rrnnaie court lor uie iirsinct oi iien nlnston. C0MMIRSI()M:RS. to recelve. i-lnm ine, and adjust all clalmi and demands af nll persont UL-alnst the pm.ho of Martha t.. AiKtm late nf BennliiKton In sald dlstrict, deceased, and all clalras (ixnmited ln ollsct tli rew. hereby alve notlce tlut we wlll meet for llie purpose aforesald. af tho Wallooms.ic Inn, Bennington Ceuter, vt.. In sald dlstrlnl of liennliigton on the 7th day of January, inoiandsothd'.yof Muy.iwi next. from '.'o'clock p. in. uiitll 4 o'clock p. m . each of sald days, and that slx monthi Irom the 1st da of Dec. A. n, ik, li llietlme llmltedbysald Court for salil credltors to present thelr clalms to u for examlnatlon and allowance. Dated at Bennington, Vt, thls 2nd day of Dec. A. D. 1908 S. II. 1IAI.I., 8. I itOIIINSO.S. -K Commlssloners Boys' BooRs For Christmas Tho Ilonty llooks, Hnratio Algor, .Ir., Works, Oliver OptioH, Kirk Munro'H, Rob inson Cfi.o, Swlss Famlly Robinson, Stuvensonts Treasuro Island, Rip Van Winklo nnd manv others. A. Maurer, 427 Atitln Strcet. THAT'S THE THING for a flno present, but a case would be better. If you can afford lt, a caS6 o! Champagne, a case of Wineor Bsr. CHEER UP during thls holiday scason anS holp others to do it, too. If you only Iscnd one bot .loofllarvard awillpletisosomo pcoplo hs tv'ch as a caso to, others. Bo llbcvul anyVay ahd ybu wlll bo happy too. E. I MORHISSEY 105 reasaptSt. 'B8tato of Louls Marlow. Notlce of Settletnent and Appllcatlon for Dlstrt butlou. STATK OK VERMONT, l At a session Dlstrict of Bennincton;ss. (of the Probat ..... i,..i.i.n 11 1 ih I'rnhntn Ofnne. ln"Bennlne ton. tn sald Dlstrict. on the 9th day of December, A. D. 1903. Present, John V. Carney, Judge. Tbomas IlanLOn, udmlntn rator of the estate of t Mnrtnw latfi of Bennlncton. ln sald dlstrict. deceased, presents his admlnlstra tlon account for examlnatlon and allowance. and makes appllcatlon for a decree of dls trlbutiotf and partltlon of the estate of sald .1 . Wheteupon. It is ordered by sald Court, that sald account and sa d appllcatlon be referred to a session thereof. to bo held at tiie Probate omce SforeatS. ou the 28th day oiDec. A.D. tpoa. for Uear ng and declslon thereon: Aud It lslfurthei ordered. that notlce thereof be etVen to all parties Interestcd, by publlcaUpn of tne same three we,eks successlvely ln tlie Rflnnerauti neiiiiici,a nDaio iiuiuuiuhi B?nnlnton, prevlous to sald tlme appo nted lor wMnit. that they may appear at.sald tlme ano ahd show cause. If any thcyinay uav mirl nccouut shuttld not be allowed, atid Scord whereol Is ordered to be made. f 4 BEHHINGTON BRIEFS , Ktw of the Town and Vlllage Told Ilrleflr for Iluty Iteaders. Tho-ongagement of Mlsd Louiso Goi ffer, of Elmlra, to Arthur Lawrenco Hnll, of Bennington, is announced, tho weddlng to take placo in December. The next Baskot Ball gamo will be played bctween tho Williams' colfege frcshmen and thb B. B. B., Wednes- day evening Dpcember Kith. A good game is ussured. Wm II. Lundorgan is laid up wlth a seve--o at'ack of Inllamatory rliQuinu tlsm. N a urovo oi iiorsos anu several meu wont through liore Sunday, golng to Glastenbury to work on" the logging job of tho Deerfleld Valley company which expects to cut thero 7,000,000 feot of logs thls ( wintor. Work was Degun in Atigust. ino company now hus lijinon and 100 borses cmployed thero. The rite of infant bastism was cole brated at St Peter's church Sunday noon. Mrs R. S. Dryfidale charraily enter tained tho Monday nlght cttrd club at her home Monday ovening. After the gamcs dainty refroshments wero serv ed. "Miss Ella Bond who has been thj guest of her slstcr Mrs A. W. Varney, went to her fatbor's in Middle'bury Tuesday. Mrs A. W Varney gave a delightful afternoon tea to meet her sistor .Miss iMia uonu oi rvorfolk, va., wno was her guest, and Mrs J. B. Stchman. Mrs Phllip Schuyler has returned from Montrenl whero sho was called by tho serious illness of her sister. Judge Wbeeler bas apjiointed Wm. li. Soeldon referoo in bankruptcy fur Bennington county. Accoiding to tho rop.rt of the post olllce departtnent for tho year ending June :!0tb last, tbera were 47 pres:den- tial post ofQces in Vermont. Of thesp, eight havo tbo free delivery syatera. Tbe amuunt expended at tbe Benning ton offlco for free delivery was 93,907.- 20, an incrnaso of about 825 ovor the prevlous year. For tho year tbo gr-ns recelpts' of the local post tflics wero $1:1,210.65; postmastHr'a inlary, 82,300; net revenue, s.i, iti'.'.su. xno erosj re- ceipts at North Bennington were $3,410.10; postmaster's salsry, fl,400: net revenue, $1,848.11. Snow entiugb fell in lipnsick Klls Thursday to make fairlv gootl eleigh ing for a few bours Mrs Wm. F. Asbt.in is riaiting frieode in I'ittsfleld and North Adams W. F. Forguson of Burlington was among the visitors to the vlllage Tues day. Morris Knapp who hns been away from town a number of months has come home to give tostimony in tho Rogers murdor case. Ho will be quito an impbrtant witnoss on behalf' of the stato. Mrs Isabclla K. LonAard who has been in Boston several months is now .visiting Miss Alico Robinson at Ben nington Center. Tho villago schools will closo Fri day December 18, for tho holiday va cation and re-opon Monday January 4. Tho reglstration at the graded schools is now over 1)00, fully up to tho average of former year. Tho Bennington Soclal Club wlll give a hop in Fbrosters ball, New Year's eveningto invited guests. Tho stores arc beginning to assumo a holiday appoaronce. Many windows aro alreuy trlmmed and olerks in the dlfTerent stores aro unpackmg .Christ mas toys and trinkets. Little holiday trado however Is iookcd for beforo tlie mlddlo of noxl w'Cok. Thursday vas the'Ols't anniversary of tho ttiarriage of Mr xmd Mrs DaVid Rbckwood'on JbffflrSOn StrCot. Bbth re'in good hcbflth, 'hnd bids fair to '6bserVe ma'hy iridro tttinlvdrsarics. iriioy uro tho lbngost mllrried 6f riny fedliple in Bbbtlington. MrA-'L. Clatltj 6f Grand VieV 3t;, Vent to BdstbhTufisday for a'fetf days. Paftles'frbm West PaVlet wero in Wallo'omSac' last weok' inseclltig whdt 1 Is sald1 tb' bo 'a rlch voin of ' high grado slate which ruris h6t far from ' tho old battlo gr'6und. Thoy a'pJpJarjdi to bo woll satisu'e'd WltH'the resullS'bf the ln spectltin as thby "securod''.optlons 'on the property. ' A .slatd'qtlarry' ls liablo to be Qpendd tli'e'ro. U. G. Morlby "bf 'No'ttlngham, Engldnd'ls guest " at' (he 'Puttlam House. ' Sam'Ilosonburgb 443'Ma4n "'St'reet, returned thls" aftern,6dn',frbm N. 'Y. wlftro he was c'alled"by 'tho death 6f hlsmother, A tolephono has beon Installed intbo house of J. d. Colgate. The call num ber is 55-13. I. E. Glbson's team drlven by Grant Harbor was rum into and damaged at the corner of Maln and Valentlno Sts. Tuesday evoaing about 5:30. It ls not known who tho other team belongtjd to as the drivor did not stop to see how mucli damaRO ho had done. He tvas OUR ANNUAL SPE CUL REDUCTI For One Week Before We Show Our Holiday Novelties at Nothing but reliable inerchandise can be bought at this i. We're liot ninkiiig a lot of fuss about it, but this store store is Krowinjrateadilv'lanrer. better. ti r i - i i v f . o i it jh u mow growcu outnone tlie less sure. Uie oak grows slowly but it k tlie ilndst oi' trees. ' A muShroom grows quiekl)' springs up in one night but it withers the Sitnie way. We pi-efer to grow slowly, oak-like, and attaiii the grand old nge of the grand old oak. ' ' s WE SHALl BfGIN MONDAY, DECEMBER 7, TO GIVE AWAY GREEN TRADINQ STAMPS Tliese j)rices do their own tidking. Our entire stock of Di 'ess Goods, Silks, Satius, Velvet, Velveteens and Linings at SPECIAL REDUCED PRICES FOR THIS SALE 500 yards Heavy Fancy Out ing Flannels 4 l-2c 1000 yds Heavy Fancy Out ing Flannels 7c 1000 yards Best Fancy Out ing Flannels 9c 600 yards Fancy PlaidDress Goods Ho 600 yds 36-inWaistingI2 l-2o 10 pieces French Flannel Waisting . 37 1-c 16 pieces French Silk and Wcol Waisting 6 Oo 10 pieces White Ourtain Mus- Hn 1 41.2c 8 pieces White Ourtain Mus- lin 6c 10 pieces White Ourtain Mus- lm 8c 600 yds Fine 10c Ohalliea 5c 425 45 x 36 15c Fillow Cases . 10c 100 60c UnbJeached Sheets 40c 100 .6 0o Bleachieid Sheets ' 45c 8q pairs Heavy Blankets, white and crdvs. 69c AllWool$5 Blankets $4.00 Speeial Sale Prices on pronii)tly sent. AWll pocket sjrains. Teleplione Call 33-13 Aeehts For BUTTERICK'S PATTERWS ' THE COMBINATION CASH STORE livcly Days for 'Our rciy Store is ready, old and young. There are surnrises oti every hand and ingenidus new fashioned Toys that fascipate children of air'agfB'rtnd siaes. " - 'Firdt there ls a splendtd girl will Ivant to'come and pick out her favoiite. All the Dolls can have Houses, Carriage, Automobiles, Trtlriks.'Swings. Cradles, Beds, Bath Tubs, etc. The little 'housekeeper will be mterested in UookStoves, Sets of Dishes, also Blocks, Books, Iron Toys, Sleds, Rocking Horaes, and lots or otuer things irom banta UJaus. rJow a word to those Glass Ware. Diniier Sets, Sriuce'rs, vVater Sets, Wine Sets, Vascs nd Novelties of all kipds.' Will you consider this your Xmas Store? John li Moore Bennington, Vt. SALE inore' useful vear lv vwiv 1 j j Fino and soft pure filled Comfortables cotton $1.00. Brussels Stair Carpet 30c and 37 1-; 2000:rolls extra heavy Wi i-aper 3c a 10O pairs Lace Curtains 37 100 Heavy Flannelette Hd JJresses 100 Heavy Flannelette Njl Kobes 60c anc 200 Ohildren's Flannell Dresses. all trimmed, Ladies' 50c Jersey Vests and short sleeves Ladies' $4.50 embroidt Lmen Waists 23 Ladies' $2.00 Fancy Whl r i Waists $1. Ladies $2.50 Fancy Whl Watsts $1." 50 dozens Ohildren's Ribhl Wool Hose 12 1- No. 6 all Silk, Satin and Grd gram Kibbon 3c No. 7 6cl No. 9 8c No. 12 10c our entire stock. Mail orders theloss, you carry away tho. bar- the Toy Store and such a wonderland for Doll show and every little interested in Fine China and Toilet Sets, Salads. Cups and - 142 North St kie recoru. ue reenra. . . T. .. drlvtag on tho wrong sido of the' VOad MUSU4 ineorieinairecnra. 'cured.