The fabric is strong, -yet hand
some, the cut the latest and the tail
The maker knew how !
It's made the strongest in the
parts usually, the weakest, and' rein
forced where the strain is great.
Couldn't be made more durable,
It's the Biest $5.00 Worth of
Boy's Suit Ever Put Together
Test it and see ! , Money, back
if you want it.
O RITCHIE BLOCK
S. BOLTON'S SONS'
IS NOW ON SALE IN YOUR TOWN
In Bottles by E. J. riorrlssey
On Draught at Putnam House & L Bergeron
S. BOLTOU'S SQrJS - TROY
t I . THP PAPTI.ITIF5 DP
rv ii n nninnni
For placing large and small lines of
are unsurpassed. Over twenty superb
AT SEVEN THOUSAND DOLLARS
One of the finest farms In Bennington County, a farm
of 94 acres almost all tillable land; 15 room house, cow barn'
34x60, 2 silos, horse barn 40x50, hay barn, corn-house hog
house, boil-house and hen-house.
Orchard of 250 apple trees, 60 cherry trees, also plum
treesjpear trees, currants, goose-berries, etc
The finest view and one of the finest farms in Benning
ton County. Apply at once to -
EDWARD J. HALL
Real Estate Agent
Here is an illus
tration of one of our
Boys' Five Dollar
Suits, sizes 8 to 16
years. It's the best
Boy's Suit the price
tmn ttt II Kind Yob kmn
THE EVP-NINO 1 J AN NEK
tJai)lii(hJ livery day except SunUa
Knterod at the pnat-olllce Bennington,
Vt., Deo. 11, 1903, at gocond clasa
, mail matter. '
All lubsorlptloni payable la advance
Per year , . ' $3.00
E'er month . .25
FRANK E. HOWE, Editor aai Publisher
Col. Masking and Mr. Plumley were
both In town last week looking over
the situation la the caaras for office.
At the same time the Express aod
Standard building was struck by Hunt
lng. There is no significance in ibis,
however, as far as wa can cipher It
out Newport Express and Standard.
Rather a mark of special favor.
With two candidates hftnlnu.arouud
at the same time the lightning must
have been a welcome diversion to Edi
tor HI Id roth who always was a favorite
of fortune. '
"Publicity saved Prouty's political
1'feV' says an exchange. Certainly the
policy of openly purchasing: space in
the newspapers to further certain po
Jitical views, Inaugurated two years
ago by the independent party, seems
to have become a positive feature of
the biennial campaign of this state.
The open purchase of space lor
political advertising was hardly inau
gurated by the Clement party two
years ago as that method of reaching
the publlo has been in vogue in local
campaigns in Barre for at least ten
years and was taken up on a small
scale by ' Charles If. Davenport of
Brattleboro at leaf 1 18 years ago. The
Clement bureau, however, enlarged
the practice and made it a distinctive
feature of the campaign and it was
later taken up by the Republican state
committee in the campaign of 1000.
Assisted by the practical experience
of the well known Days Advertising
agency of Burlington Mr Prouty made
a distinct success of the plan this
year and il is evident that it has come
to stay. It is the most open, manly
and straightforward method known of
appealing to the voters and it is indl
cative of a higher plane of politics in
Vermont to have it supplant the old
fashioned gum-shoe and horse shed
methods once so popular in this state.
Insidious HenaQe cf Young America.
In a trolley the tber day was a
little boy of six or so who was not
content to nit qui-i-tly by bis mother,
but insisted uron l.neellng upon the
seat and looking out vt the window at
the movln? street ami people. His
mother laboiJ with him, trying to
make him understand that she
thought It belter for him to sit down
beside her an1 waich the prosaic peo
ple in the car. Hut ho was deter
mined, and stnyed Vaere h was. An
other arsunent a');arently occurred
to the mother. and she whlapered
somethlns to him, something Inaud
Ible to the o'Jier passengers. The
child's vclco vas then heard, incisive
and penetrating: "
"Put why raa't I look out of the win
His mother rema ned Bllent, possl
hiy searching for a reason that should
de conviuc.ins, and before she found
tt, the boy sj oku a;aln, this time with
hint of doubt and perplexity In his
."Does it cost more to kneel up and
look out of the window?"
These things I mean: clear and pen
etrative vision, the skill to ascertain
the half hidden fact, to generalize the
relation, to ground the assertion an
to give tho truth its bearings; and b
Bides these, powers of the Intellect, a
sympathetic interest In all that
touches life; a most tenacious will,
Intelligently Bet. for things of value In
themselves. All these are the very
heart's desire of any cultural process
that really cultures. . . . Men are
men as well aa workmen. They can
not reach their full strength and their
due rank In the order of things If they
become but operatives In -the world's
work, ao busied and so bent on gain
as to feel nothing of .the world'a
worth. F. Warren, Dean Boston Uni
versity. Good Society.
Society stratifies itself everywhere,
and the stratum which Is generally
recognized as the uppermost will be
apt to have the advantage In easy
grace of 'manner and In unassuming
confidence, and consequently be more
acreeable in the superficial relations
of life. To compare these advantages
with the virtues and utilities would
be foolish. Much of the noblest work
in life la done by ill-dressed, awkward,
unaalnly persons; but that is no rea
son for undervaluing good manners
and what we call good breeding
W R. Vard of Dyersburg, Tenn
writes: "This is to certify that I have
used Foley's Orlno Laxative for
chronle constipation ana it nas proven
without a doubt to be a tnorougn prac
Ucal remedy for thla trouble, and it Ib
with pleasure I offer my conscientious
reference. Qutnian a rnarmacy.
Kennedy's Laxative Cough Syrup Is
the one that children like so well to
take as It tastes nearly as good as ma
ple sugar. It acts gently yet freely
on the bowels and thereby It drives
the cold out of the system. It is sold
by D. A. Ward.
Consumptive Made Comfortable
Foley's Honey and Tar has cured
many cases or incipient consumption
mi oven in tho advanced staecs af
fords comfort and relief. Refuse any
hut the genuine Foley's Honey and
Tar. Quintan's Pharmacy.
De Witt's Kidney and Dladder Pills
are prompt and thorough and will in a
very short time strengthen the weak
ened kidneys. Bold by D. A. Ward,
No other medicine has been so
successful In relieving the suffering
of women or received so many gen
nine testimonials as has Lydia E.
Plnkham's Vegetable Compound.
in every community you will nnd
women who have been restored to
health by Lydia E. Tinkham's Veg
etable "Compound. Almost every
one you meet has either been bene
fited by it, or has frionds who have.
In the Jfinkham Laboratory at
Lynn,Ma88 any woman any day mat
see the flies containing over one mil
lion one hundred thousand letters
from women seeking health, and
here are the letters La which they
openly state over their own signa
tures tnac tney were oared by .Lydia
jl Jtinicnam's vegetable Compound.
Lydia E.Pinkham's Vegetable
Compound has saved many women
trom surgical operations.
Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable
Compound is made from roots and
herbs, without drugs, and is whole
some and harmless.
The reason why Lvdia E. Pink-
ham's Vegetable Compound is so
successful is because it contains in
gredlonts which aot direotly upon
the feminine organism, restoring it
to a healthy normal condition.
V omen who are sutlerinir from
those distressing ills peculiar to their
6ex should not lose sight of these
facts or doubt the ability of Lydia
E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound
to restore their health.
GEO. E. DONNELLY
VIOLIN AND MANDOLIN
Engagements solicited for Gold
600 Main St Bennington. Yt
Tti e new Hindy Shur On stay on.
Mounting gurtueeU for one year.
De Witt E Lewis,
Phone 87-12 NextY. W,C. Al
THE WATER WAY
Buffalo and Detroit
Th D, A R. LLo ltmr Inn Buffalo
Hilr al l:W t m., (MKn HsMand llroil
wk dytt&:Up, tn.,BiinlfAti: 00p.m.
(oaMtrl tltn rrhisiT their sWtiaftlinit
tb na)it morulas. Direct oonmrtina with
Mrly Btornitiir irslrut, lw(t fana u4
npwrior Mrrio to aJl poiata wmU
Rail Tickets Arallablt on Steamtrt
All fllwsaM of tirketo MM rfiint tm
VlrhlfM Oatral.WaUan ansl Onrna Tnink
Hallwan ttwM)n ItuflalA and llroil, 1b
tthriilrftiosi wlllbf ttl f or $tbm
portalioa on IX A ft Lla KUamcr. -
Mtd hrocssnt siamp fnr lUaatrtud paa
phtol nd Orrat ImVmi mb,
A44rt U 4. UwU, . P. A,, totvlU
Detroit & Buffalo Steamboat Co.
PH1UPM. Mr MIL LAN, A A tOHANTZf
Before you buy your
Come in and look ours' over.
We can suit you on goods
G A RAG E
COB. MAIN AND SILVER STS.
II. S. Wlllson. was in Bennington re
Mrs. Horace 'Williams spent Sunday
la Manchester. v
Mrs. Sadie Vlault has returned from
I'oppcroll, Mass. ,
Fred Culllnan of tho Arlington was
In Beunington recently.
Perry nnd Enos Lathrop of Bonning-
ton spent Sunday at home.
Mrs. Sadie Hard has' been visiting
with lrleiyls in North Benulngton.
O. E. Adams left Tuesday for Rut-
laud to attend the reunion of his reg
Raymond Jolly of Schenectady is
vlHitlng his cousin, Mrs. E. C. Wood
worth. Hugh Webb attended the senior re
ception and dance in Rutland Thurs
T. D. West and family of Albany
who has been visiting at S. West's re
turned home Sunday night
Edgur Boody and family of Englo-
wood, N. J., arrived Saturday and opon
ed their summer home here.
Q V lTirnlncr hna ftnllafl 1 1 Vour
Jl I . I III U I. U I . I ' ' '. w
Vnilr Mnndfiv (in IiiikIuhkh In connec
tion with the Hale company.
Mrs. Charles Canfield who has boen
visiting her son and-family at Sandus
ky, Ohio, has returned home.
Mrs. George Howard . attended the
alumni reception of the North Denning
ton high school Friday evening.
Miss Alice Dunton of Minneapolis
who has been visiting friends In town
Is at present visiting friends la Ben
Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Adams and
daughter are visiting at President
Braincrd s In Middiebury during com
Little Ethel Ilawley, daughter of Mr
and Mrs. Fred Hawley of West Arling
ton has been spending a week at h. C.
Mr. and Mrs. John ,Risdon and
daughter are visiting Mrs. Klsdon's
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Gnult of
At the annual alumni reception of
tha North Bennington graded school
which was held Friday evening Mitis
Maude Adams was elected president
of the association.
PILES AND PILES
A prolific cause of Piles is the use
of cathartics and pills of a drastic,
violent nature, which Is always follow
ed by a reaction on account of the res
inous drying properties they contain.
There are other causes, but no mat
ter what the cause or what the kind
of Piles, Dr. Leonhardt's Hem Hold
can be relied upon to cure to stay
It's an Internal remedy that removes
the causes of Itching, Iilind, Bleeding
or Suppurating Piles.
A guarantee goes with each package
containing a month's treatment
It can be obtained for $1.00 at W. L.
Gokay's, Uennington, Vt., or Dr. Lcon
hardt, Co., Station U, Buffalo, N. Y
DeWltfs Witch Hazel Salve. It Is
especially good for piles. Be sure to
get DeWitt s. Sold by D. A. ward.
MOVING and TRUCKING
Am prepared to do all kinds of
team work at reasonable prices. Re
member, 1 have moved to 148
C. H. PLUMB
Old Furniture Wanted
Good prices will be paid for a!
kinds of old furniture. Call or write
BURNET LEVIN 117 River St
liest line of worn In this section
Call and see. Finishing done for
W. T. White . 425 Main St
lUvlns Installed t horae-iboftlns stock In
my shop, I am now prepared to tboe crippled
borne and kicking hornet nnd mules or any
thins that walks like a bone, at m Kast Main
tueei, uenniDRioD vi.
I. S. MOON
Paokapeii and any article from a pound ot
candy to a Saratoxa trunk delivered anywhere
In the village for 10 cents. Outside the village
to centa per mile extra. fnsaenKers traus
ported anywhere In the village at U cenU
eacn. nave gooa ns
William Rogers. Galusha's Stable
(Main Street Opp. lerary Bld
Narrotl used for painless
PHONE 3-12. OFFICE
G. H. Thompson, M. D..C.M.
PltAvTlCB L.IMITKD TO
The Eye, Car, Nose and Thrijat
18 Ashland St., No. Adams
RUTH A. SQUIRE
TEACHER OF PIANO
161 North St. Bennington, Vt
QUICK FIRE CHARCOAL
Put up in paper bags for kindling
and broiling. Used the same as wood
but a great deal cheaper and better.
- FOR SALE BY ALL GROCERS-
mvtm w ''iiisD.'s Hii)ii' m mipiiv"'M"'''PV1"' "W J "' I'"!1 niiiu! i
TWO CLASSES REALLY HAPPY.
Those Born to Wealth and Those Who
There are really only two classes of
happy people on earth tho people
who work hurd for their Blmplo needs,
and the people who are educated from
birth to enjoy their wealth and the
leisure which It brlnss. Tho middle
clans is eternally repotting either the
days of happy poverty or the unat
talned days of enjoyable lelmire. The
daughter of a multi-millionaire canaot
he happy In the lonely drudgery of a
cottage, and tho daughter of poor folk,
who has struggled all her life nnd who
has never had the advantages to fit
her for a life of leisure can never bo
happy In a gilded parlor where she
has nothing to do but fold her hands.
She does not know tho game well
enough to even reverse the twirling
of her idle thumbs. . ,
There Is nothing moro pathetic Li
all the world than Jho hardworking
business man who has retired upon a
fortune which lie grows to hate be
cause of tho inactivity which It en
forces unless It be his wife, who sud
denly finds all of her share of life In
the care of scrvints and has 'nothing
with which to replace 'It
HOW TO USE KINDLING WOOD.
Very Little Real.y Necessary When
Starting the Fire.
In ell the great United States there
Is a cry for kindling woud. No house
keeper seems to think that a fire can
be started without burning up all the
wood In sight and buying still some
more "Just to keep It going." In reality,
kindling Is not absolutely necessary
In lighting a fire, and wh s It Is usW,
only three small pieces are required,
which Should bo arranged liko the
rails of a fence, leaving plenty of
space for air to create a draught.
Extravagance in kindling wood is a
rather serious matter nowadays, for
wood Is growing scarcer and scarcer.
Fire lighting is an art, and the only
needful thing to know Is that a full
draught must be created, which means
that the wood should be quite small
and that it should not bo placed
By economizing In kindling, an item
of no mean Importance' in the house
hold, the fuel account may be reduced
by half, and 'surely that Is worth try
ing. Taken Unawares.
" It Is likely that the most embar
aged man could bo found In a Sixth
avenue store, says the New York
Times. He was . a..mlil. inoffensive
looking man. Iio stood leaning over
the balcony that surrounds the first
floor of the store, looking with intei
est at the crowd below. Tresently his
eye alighted on a small boy who was
being rushed from counter to counter
In tow of a very large woman. Jusl
is he looked down at tho hoy, the
joy looked up at him. Instinctive)
perceiving, with diabolic instinct
what would be his own youthful pro
pensity if ho occupied a similar point
ot vantage, the boy struck a beseech
-ng attitude and called out In Implor
"O, Mister, please, Mister, don't spit
For a man with no Intention of
spitting on that particular boy or any
one else the situation was certainly
awkward, and the num retired In red
faced confusion. "
Old Ell Pretty Young Yet. -
One does not always remember that
the first Spnninh settlements la South
America antedated the first English
settlements In North America by near
ly 100 years and that when the PU
grims landed at Plymouth there were
already cities In South America, that
could boast of a longer hintory than
Chicago can to day.
WTien liar. 'a rd, our oldest univer
sity, was only an Idea In the minds of
a few English colonists, tho University
of San Marcos in Peru was a well
established Institution already older
than Cornell Is today. When Cornell
celebrates her hundredth anniversary
tho University of San Marcos, still
fl .mi-lulling, will be getting ready to
cdlebrate her four hundredth. When
Yale was founded this ancient univer
sity of Lima was already 131 years old,
or about the Bame age that Columbia
Busy All the Tim.
"Old Minclloutcr is busy all tho time,
"Oh, I don't know."
"Yes, he Is. Ho spends all day wa
tering the stock and when ho comes
home at niftht he has to get out tho
hose and walor the lawn."
Bf Great JuncSalc Continues
With Offers Gloriously Good
it's the kind
- But the real
items. Extravagant claims,
make'these bargains a bit
they tell their own story.
Just four UNDERMUS
LIN SPECIALS, one each
Night Gowns, Skirts, Cor
set Covers and Drawers.
$1.00 Night Gowns 75c
$1.00 Skirts 75c
.75 Corsets 59c
.75 Drawers -59c
A sensational selling in
Children's 25c Black
Hose 15c. 25c Tan Hose
Great Reductions in
Wall Papers at 6c, 10c,
15c. - .
Ladies'. Tan, White, Ooze, Patent, Vici, Gun-metal,
Glazed Kid Oxfords in Pumps, lone eyelet, two eyelet,
three eyelet; also many of these style leathers in high shoes.
A. K. Ritchie & Co.
White, Tan and Black Kid Oxfords, Patent
Dancing Pumps and Ties. Hand-made Bare
foot Sandals, for Ladies, Girls and Boys, 50c
A. K. RITCHIE & CO.
t Cultivators, Shovel Plows and Horse Hoes Mc
Cormick Mowing and Harvesting Machinery
that cannot be excelled. Reynolds' Pure Paris
Green. Nova Scotia Plaster and Bug Death.
Rough on Flies makes good or money refunded
Poultry Foods and supplies of every description.
The unexcelled Yankee Rake still leads.
EL- WV IME STOESSJ
COAL WOOD KINDLINCS
Of flan rH Yard Foot tfchnol itr.t
Office will be open Monday, Thursday and Saturday Evenings.
The famous little pills.
m uum sjiiHuniaui hiiujmi i
What an assemblage of bar
gains ! What an array, of
choice, new, seasonable
and desirable merchandise
This June sale presents a
St0re lUll OI JCCU UUliai uiimig
The spirit of saving prevades every
where in the store and prudent shoppers
are economizing profusely. Life, activity,
impetus characterizes this six days event,
of a sale- it pays to attend.
sale news in this ad is the
though- justifiably could not
more enticing. No, indeed,
' "Thin ikhitted UNDER
WEAR for Men.
75c Spring Needle Shirts
and Drawers 39c.
Women, Misses and Chil
50c Union Suits 19c
15c Vests, all styles, 10c
35c Lisle Thread 25c
SHEETS an 1 PILLOW
Another lot of the For
est Park Bleached Sheets.
9-4 at 39c. The first lot
melted away. Hemstitched
Pillow Cases at 12Jc.
W Early fiiiseim
Tlw famous little pi:i
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