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M 1 II tmx -yfc4v' A nil n. it n it 11 u 11 11 n 11 XXXU, NO. 25 Valuable Vernon Real Estate OR SALE tat WHITHED HUltL lis TI"',! situated about a mile iii. m mill hiiiiiii vutral Park Stution and ' , ". i"'1 '!''' "'"Ik ot 'I'0 new (-'0"' ;!"ut"V:i ! i''"" ,u,w unticr con,truc" '" ,,,y,.v:y i. valuable for a hotel or :':' '' Hi.imn house situated as it i,i !,v between South Yer-T!V!-W-.r. There is a tmaU ',"?"'''' ,n0 building, a'" t,,e ' ... i,Hv I Hiving the hotel V'ni'i.;:! ;. -.vine the post oliice ap- C,'..,...,it outlook for business in i- a verv desirable piece of ;'V'.' .! ,.: and about five acres of r"t",,' mi lift. Apply to I OGETT & CO., Brattleboro, Vt. E OR INVESTMENT SEEKERS ;Vf will mention thia week three piece property we are anxious iu u i"-i ti '!'.. I, III hniiap nn Clark run""'-' clark to Pr09Pect in' bet location ou me .ucci, twin to DtiiKi on i iuici.v .hk. . , i i t sat mini wwl 1 'l0 noose aii't iwfc " w ...., iet known a the Van Doom prop- running Ituin r.iuoi i" ' , '.. i.inniimnN unci tvnrinff for 'tor month. Tliis is valuable for fStmenl as lusiu: -- If. .... jvinJ-Tlie 'i"!ertv advertised in mis it lst wei'ii lias neen soiu. iiierc i nl to tliis. If you have property to or it vnu wish to buy you should Hit ii-. 'We can sell any property you nth u U you K've u time), vni tor farm list. Vw. EDCETT & CO. Real Estate and Investments. White Opening Tomorrow we will have White Hats ga lore. Come in and see them. Try the American Lady corset. Mrs. G. H. Smith 85 Main Street Dtistbane Wanted BRATTLEBORO. VERMONT, FRIDAY. JUNE 21. 1907 TEN PACES $1.50 A YEAR. 5c A COPY mm .----------- -- . I I . I 'ANTED Live poultry. W. F. Itich- unison to. pjtf 'AN I'ED Girl for general housework 1 ' i.t ..11 ,...:i.. o ri..... ... . 2otf W'AXTKl) Men to work in the iee ' ' business. Crystal Springs lee Co. 21tf LACKS.U1U VAXTKI)-Must be a 1 giMi shtivr. C. II. NoreruBs, West inondniid, X. H. 24-27 yAXTED lieef, pork, lamb, hides. KirliHulson Co. 4otf A powdered wax compound shich makes sweeping possible vithout raising a dust. It is sanitary, a gerni destroyer ffid a disinfectant. Used for house, office, store "Oors and carpets. It is practical and not expen se, Let us tell you about it. Sold only by & Gowles BROOKS HOUSE BLOCK lis Mid-Summer Specialties Oil Stoves He BROOKLYN BLUE FLAME in o and throe burners have stood the for years mid we recommend them ;stl'e bfst made. Also ono. two and three burner wick :!Vs iiifludi'ig all sizes of ovens. Water Coolers 'r two and three gallon coolers -ade of eair'ir.Tm-nrn witli nickel fau- "' Just the article for home or office ;tis season of the year. White Mountain Freezers Ar aoknr.v.-ledged the best on the :ark. All sizes. Kodaks 0':t nil ,1 . . .. .. :tV ui-.-t is to summer ume u 'alt. l'i. hire making is simple and Tf lavo them for $2 up. Mockery, WaU Paper, Window Shades, Kitchen Furnishings. A'F.RQBERTS&CO. Te Brattleboro China Store PYSHom lreni tc ur. No opiates W'AXTKl) A conijietent girl for gen ' ' ... .1 l,,,.,u..,...., i- i t ;i,. nf f.. i nil ii'mi- ii vi n si imiiitj u h'mi . Dr. Henry Tucker. 25tf VAXTED Will exchange cottage house ' ' in Duninierston for giod driving team. Box S, Hrattleboro, 't. 22tf XVAXTKL) At once, for the summer, a ' willing trusty woman to care for an invalid and do her liaht housework. Ad dress Box 45, Deerlield, Mass. 22-25 'ANTED A good live agent to handle the Xorcross butter separator in Windham county. Will sell the county riirht or dive a nood commission. Call on or correspond with C. 1. Farnsworth, 178 New Bridge M.. .Merrick, Alass. JJ-JO For Sale L"OK SALE Choice lot of slab wood. L Holden & Martin. 17tf lOK SALE Good busiuess horses. V. L A. Wilbur, Grafton, Vt. 23-26' SALE Well-bred Holsteiu bull, 2 yeaiM old. V. A. Wilbur, Grafton, Vt. 23-1" IjOK SALE Coupe, in good condition; 2 seats. Win. Tudor, Thomas place, Brattleboro. 23-25 lOlt SALE Top buggy, driving harness, -1- sleigh, blankets, 1 ton of good horse hay. l'nces low. J. T. Kaine, 122 Elliot st reet. lOlt SALE Standard makes of auto- mobiles: some bargains in second hand cars, also a full line of bicycles, sup plies, and talking machines. Manlcy Bros. tf lOH SALE Wiekless blue flame oil stove, 3 lids and oven, good one; end spring piano box top buggy, been used but little; pair driviug harness; 1 single harness, rublier trimmed; light surry pole; spring tooth harrow; chains, etc.; blan ket and coolers; robes and halters. W. F. Hudson, 13 Tine St. 2a ESTEY ORGAN COMPANY Esfey Pianos ARE FAIRLY PRICED and when an ESTEY is'purchased you are not paying for a name but for actual value received. ESTEY QUALITY A 1 ESTEY PRICE reasonable and within the reach of all. Let us show you our stock and quote you prices. - - Estey Organ Company Sales Department. Brattleboro, Vt. BRATTLEBORO, VE R M 0 N T THE AUSTINE SCHOLARSHIPS Awarded at the Graduation Exercises Last Night. DIPLOMAS GIVEN TO 23 To Rent rpo KENT Kemington typewriter. 8 X Vnroxt. St. 23tt rpO KENT Five-room 'downstairs tene- - ment, 19 Cedar St. 20tf rpo KENT Tenement and barn; desir- J- A. (i. Allen. 22tf rpo KENT Pleasant room, facing street. J- Inquire at 121 Main St. rpo KEXT-Tenemcnt of "even rooms J- and bath. Inquire 17 Cedar St. 20tf rpo RENT Seven room cottage at Spof--- fnrd lake. Inquire of R. L. Greene, MX) KENT Store occupied by Fenton & i- Co. in Ullery Bldg; also offices on J ll.inf flnnrs. l- TO RENT Desk room in Suite 2, Amer ican building. National Rubber r. AT.H.ifiiiiliirinff On. 1'" .Uinil' ..muni"'- p a"0 KENT Three unfurnished rooms for - light housekeeping, also furnished rooms Mrs. A. H. Wilder, Retting blok. rpo RENT-Cottage at Spofford lake, by X .,.!. mnnth. Boat and barn. In quire of C. L. Cobb, 10 Pearl St, Brat- tit-mil u. Brattleboro Trust Company Capital $100,000.00 SAVINGS BANK Money deposited in the Savings depart nroAciTftDS ment of this bank draws interest at Utru-uuns 3 1-2 per cent. Money deposited the first 5 days of January, April, July and October draws in terest from the first of the month. Deposits go on interest the first of every month. Interest compounded April 1st and October 1st. $2,000 may be deposited in each Savings Bank or Trust Company in Vermont free from tax. This bank furnishes check books to its customers free of charge for use in its commercial department. Safe De posit Boxes to rent at $3.00 per year. Acts as Administra tor, Executor, Trustee and Guardian. Professional Cards GEO. H. OORHAM, M. D., Whimsy block. Main Street, Brattleboro. Practice lim ited to the diseases ot the Eye. Ear, Jhroat, and Noe. Office hours: 9:30 to 12, 1 to 4 p m., Tueadays and Fridays only. Remain der ot week at Bellows Falls. DR THOMAS RICE, office formerly occu pied by Dr. Lane, over Kuech's store. Offics ihours, 8 to 9 a. m, 1 to 3 and 7 to 8 p. in. Tel., Vl-i-i. rpo RENT The Wheeler cottages at plv to Florence L. Pratt, 7 Oak street (nil x- iM.; -JtI IL'I. A-' " rpO KENT After July first, room now bv ieer.. riiiciouii f-i - - Apply' to H. L. Emerson. m Heip Wanted, IVlen. Carpenters:-$3.00 a day,, 8 hours. 6 PriSf COMPANY, Springfield, Mass. See Mr. Ford, 64 Worthington St. FOR SALE. Two tenement house nearly new; 7 rooms each with baths, hot and cold a ter steam heat and gas in both tene ments all modem and in. good repair. Location good. A paying n!ffTit i for a home. Come in and see it it is what you want. WM. C. HORTON'S AGENCY, Emerson Block, Elliot St. 25 A Star to Steer By. No matter what kind of insu ' Lave you want some with us as a stand ard and if you have some with us, take SJSre and have a higher standard. 58th year National Life Insurance Co, Mont pelier, Vt. (Mutual.) H E TAYLOR & SON, Gen'l Agents, Crosuy jtioca, ui""""-' - - ' . A Revolution in "The Carter car Autom0biie con- .truction, friction trsnsmiss eimple to operate: as quw on k , . high. One of these care win m m Frog, KANSAS CATTLE OIL For Flies on Horses or Cattle Costs 6c per Gallon AL WOOD, 8 MAIN ST. The Tool Depot DR HENRY TUUKtlt, Kesiaence, o urove Street Tel., 25S. Office, Leonard block. Hours, 1.30 to 8 and 7 to 9. DR A. I. Ml-LLKK, Physician and Sur ieon, Hooker Block, Brattleboro, t. Office hours, 8 to 9, 1 to 2, 0:30 to 8. GEO. X. ROBERTS, M. D., Surgery and Diseases of Women a specially. Office and residence, 18 No. Alain St.; tel., 14U. DR F. R. NEWELL, Dentist, American ' Bldg. Hours 9 to 12 and 1 to 6. R C G. WHEELER, Osteopathic ptaysi 'cian. Office and residence 32 North Main street, omce nours iu iu n uu . w . R. C. S. CLARK, Dentiat, Whitney block, Brattleboro. 'leiepnone. D ,R. F. G. PETTEE, Dentist, Crosby block, over Holden s drug store, D R, A. KNAPP, Dentist, Hooker block. opposite Brooks House, praiuenoru. D R, G. F. BARBER, Dentist, Union block. over Greene's drug siore, i.iu.iro... HASKINS SCHWENK, Attorneys and Counsellors at Law, Brattleboro, t. IOBERT O. BACOX, Attorney st Law. V Room 18, Ullery Building, Brattleboro. FRANK E. BARBER. Attorneyat-Law. Room 7. Crosby Block, Brattleboro, Vt. JOHN E. GALE, Attorney at Law, Guil ford, Vt. Telephone 802. MYRON P. DAVIS, Collections. Block. Tel., 52-4. Emerson BARROWS & CO., Wholesale and Retail Dealers in Coals' of all kinds. Office, No. 33 Mln Street, Brattleboro. FRANK MORSE, Prof essional housecleaner. 55 Elliot Street. s W EDGETT & CO, Real Estate and In vestments; notary public. 61 Main Bt. HENRY A. CARPENTER, pension claim agent, Newfane, Vt. Widows' claims a specialty. All pension business promptly attenaea io . . " ' CA. BORDEN & OO., aecorators ; ers in fine Wall ,PPe"W'?0,w,.S,hn(?f TJnnm Mouldings, Paints and Painters Sup SET Hardwood Finishing, Paper Hanging, House and Sign Painting. Brattleboro, Vt . E. BOND & CO., Funeral Directors TeleDhsne. resi- tllHl J. Ui - a , i iht.r. nffiA. 264. ooen day and night. 17 Main St., Brattleboro, Vt. Special Notices iHIMNEYS built, cleaned and repaired. M. J. t avanaugh, Hinttleboro. 2otl 1U1'.EKT B. GOODHUE, Piano Tuner. " Also tine repairing. No. 12 Highland St.. liiattleboro. 20-25 1 001vKEEPING AND ACCOUNTING X at your home or at your office by the hour bv coniiietcnt person. Open set of books. Make trial balances, etc. Address, C. M. Park, 8 Forest St. 21tf C EO. A. OlliUS, luudscape ganlener, T care of lawns, walks, shrubbery, flowers, planting, etc. Plants for bedding and shrubbery furnished at reasonable prills. Box 755. Brattleboro. 13tf Commencement Week Just Closed One of Surpassing Interest Excellent Address by Ora E. Butterfield, B. H. S, '86 Other Features. Commencement week of li07 stands out conspicuously in the annuls of the Brattleboro high school. All of tho features, beginning with the baccalau reate sermon Sunday and ending with the graduation exercises last night, have been of surpassing interest, and with fitting ceremony 23 young men and women have been added to the alumni of an honored institution. These events, which murk one of the crises in tIieTrr-yr'i graduate, have ap m.i.lid ilei-i.lv to fathers and mothers i nut onlv of those who received their certificates of work well and faithfully done, but of other students in the schools, and this interest has been re Heeled iu larrfe audiences, one at least being larger than on any previous year. As the chairman of the school board said ut the exercises last night, it 1ms seemed as though the weather of com mencement week, following a cold and belated spring, was ordered specially for the class of litu". An added interest, which has taken root this year for the first time, has been bestowed upon graduation week i through the $10,UU0 trust fund be queathed to the school district iy coi. William Austin?, the income of which, bv decree of the probate court, is now available each year for the four mem bers of the graduating class having the highest general averages. The winners this venr, announced last ni,;ht by Prin cipal' Edgar Burr Smith, are Marion Florence Simonds, Harry Chester Sar gent, Coreiia Alice Bell and Florence Leona Strong. Examinations which fig ured in the final standing were taken as late ns Tuesday and the result was not known until yesterday, so that no announcement of the winners was made previous to the public announcement Inst night. Three other members of the class ranked so near the others that the result was in doubt until the last paper had been examined. The trust fund was invested so late that not a full year's interest was available for the class of l!o7, nnd the amount of their awards was $7.3 each. Not the bast pleasing feature of the week lias boen the presence among the old graduates and others of Ora K. Butterfield of Detroit. Mich, a grad uate of the class of ISM! and now at torney for the Michigan Central Kail road company. Mr. Butterfield deliv ered the graduation address last even ing. It was forceful and pleasing nnd so full of sound nnd practical advice and common sense that The Reformer has quoted liberally from it in these columns. A detailed report of com mencement week follows. rpo LET A lumber job containing 500, X poo. ft. more or less "oft wood from stump to Bticks, also about 75 cords of bark to peel. For further information inquire of C. M. Holbrook, 9 Frost Place, TWllnbiirn. Vt. 21tf TV VfUT in noo,! nf anri'lllfl( ? 1)C- Haux. agent, is located at 403 West ern avenue for a short time only and is selling his perfect vision spectacles. Drop a postal and be will call. Price for Rolled Gold $2.00. German S. $1.00. Address Dellatix. 403 Western avenue. 25-20 Type for Sale 8-pt. Blanchsrd, 13 A, 17 a. cost $2.25. $1.00 12-nt. Black Text, 9 A, 24 a, cost $2.75 1.00 30-pt. Black Text, 4 A, 6 a, cost $5.35 2.00 10 pt. French Old Style, 24 A, 70 a, with small caps, cost $4.00 2 00 12-nt. Remington Standard Typewriter (Kevstone), 38 A, ISO a, cost $13.50 6.25 10-pt. 'Celtic, 40 A, 55 a, cost $4.50. . . 2.00 The above type is in good condition, carefully wrapped in sepnrate fonts, and is offered for sale because we have other fonts that make these unnecessary. We also have a Hoe Upright Mitering Machine, cost $15; price $5; and a Little Giant Lead and Rule cutter, cost $8, price $4. If you can use any of these write at once. The Vermont Printing Co., Brattieboro, Vt. Hard and Soft Wood I have a large quantity of hard and soft wood which I offer for sale at reasonable prices. It is all prepared for the stove In one foot lengths. First come first served. H. O. CLARK, Brattleboro. Hammocks CLAPP & JONLS "Cold Bug" Telegram received today that it is one of the best mines in Arizona. , M. TAYLOR & COMPANY 15 State St, Boston, Mass. CURB STOCKS A SPECIALTY American Building. Room 21. Telephone 335 HARRY CRAY, Manager Progress on the Dam. About &0 men are now employed on the site of the Connecticut river dam at Vernon, 40 Italians having begun work during the past week. Most of the laborers are engaged in grading for the narrow gaugo railway which will be built on Cooper's point on the New Hampshire side for use in construction work. A largo cement shed is rapidly nearing completion and most of the other buildings are finished. Machinery is beginning to arrive, several hoisting machines having been received at the Hinsdale station within the past few days and drawn to the dam site. The surveys and borings recently complet ed show two favorable locations for the dam, canal and power house and the choice will not be made until the costs of the two have been esti mated carefully. A sawmill has been put in operation during the past week and the contractors are negotiating with the Central Vermont Railroad company in an effort to get the siding on the Vermont side of the river laid as quickly as possible. Mr. Ayling of the firm of Baker, Ayling of Boston, who are selling the bonds of the com pany, was in town yesterday and vis ited the site of the dam. Thunder showers are predicted for today; tomorrow will be fair with southwest winds. GRADUATION LAST NIGHT. Auditorium Crowded to Hear Address by Ora E. Butterfield of Detroit An audience which crowded the au ditorium enjoyed the graduation exir cises last night. The front of tho stage was decorated 'handsomely with ferns, laurel and flowers, while overhead was suspended the elnss motto, Better Faith ful than Famous. Leitsinger's orches tra rendered Thomas's overture Ray mond, and after a selection by n choius of girls came the invocation by Rev. A, H. Webb. Two mor,? selec tions by the chorus of girls, with vio lin obligato bv Clinton Dugan, preceded the addies by Ora E. Butterfield of Detroit. . At tho beginning of his address Mr. But terfield referred to his graduation in 1880, his selection of a life companion from among the fair daughters of Brattleboro, hii native town, incidents of his courso under the instruction of B. F. Bingham, and other recollections of by -gone days, and continued: 1 have taken a look backward, but you are looking forward. Your proud hearts nre swelling with red blood and you are eager in yonr souls to do something for snmebody and for the world. The question is what are you going to dot Are you going to college I I think you should. Doee some one say that his par ents cannot afford to send himf The an swer is: Where there is a will there Is a way. There are scores of graduates of the Brattleboro high school whose records will show you how you can go through college when your parents can not pay the bills. And now is the time to go. Youth is the time for school work, and it is the rule that the college man or woman will make a bet ter living and make it easier than one who has not had that advantage. There are prominent exceptions but I say it is the general rule. Does some one say that he has always found it difficult to keep up with his class in the studies and that he does not purpose to continue the unequal struggle through a college course! If so, let me tell you that there is no place on earth wheret mere bril liancy counts for so much aa it does in school. In the restricted arena of the high school, the brilliant scholar is likely to achieve distinction and to do so with ease, and his prominence may dishearten and discourage his mates until they resolve that if thev ever get through the high school, they will abandon books and technicalities and select vocation where they may avoid the comparison with their more sparkling neighbors to which they are forced to sub mit in the class room. But it is certain that if the brilliant scholar, after his gradu ation, relies upon his brilliancy alone, he will soon be far in the rear of the slow but sure plodder, who is obliged to rely after graduation, as .he was before, upon per sistent industry.' You can never tell with certainty by what a boy or girl accomplishes in school what he or she will amount to in middle age. Brilliancy should not be mistaken for genius. While we may not all agree with some one who has said that genius is noth ing more than capacity for hard work, it is certain that no one has sufficient genius to accomplish anything really great without hard work. Genius often develops where it is least expected. It needs no special field in which to flourish. It will grow wherever it is cultivated. In the parable of the sower, you know it was the seed that had no deepness of earth that sprang up first, but it was the first also to wither in the sun. So, often, with the brilliant scholar, he may not have depth of mind and may therefore fade in the light of post-graduate competition. You need not be surprised if in ten years from today ' the one whom you would not cuMllilmlluily anin to um "'oi i " it arkiiuwli lined by all to be your leader; and if you go to college, the ume thing may he truthfully said at the close of your la burs there. The world la just now faring t number nf problems which ars comparatively new, and you will have plenty of lime to go through college before they are all solved. .Smile of these problems concern tho very fundamental principles of our exigence. Our milium of right and wrong are under going an important nmditlriiliuu. It used to he tliui if a man kepi a hardware store he would sell nails at a lilil" lower price per keg to a customer who bought a hundred Ihnn to a customer who bought but one, ana milmdv questioned the moral rectitude of such a practice. Bo it was thought ill days gune bv that a railroad company having transportation facilities to sell might carry freight at a lower rate per car for a cus tomer who had a hundred carloads than tor the customer who had hut one; and such a prartiie sii uot supposed to involve any mural turpitude. But nuw-a days, men go to prison for such a thing, and perhaps they ,11,1111.1; hut if it is morally wrong for a rail road company to carry a hundred cara of fnight at a lower rate per car than it will carry one, how shall we justify the sale of beefsteak to a hotel at a lower rale per p.iund than it is "old tu you and met If one ia a social evil, why is not the other alsut Homo say it is. And so I say our no tions of right and wrong are undergoing change. A "square deal'' is the watch word fur Hie hour, and a square deal in ev ery department. It will be the educated man and woman of the future who will be best able tu d' lino a square deal, and to make une when Ihev know the dotinition. We have laid up for ourselves treasures on earth where moth and rust doth corrupt and thieves break through and steal, and where our treasure is, there is eur heart also. With heart and earthly treasure united,' it was supposed by the ancient prophet that Ihe nation must decay. Jt may be for you and your contemporaries to" say whether the words of Hebrew prophecy shall tit the record of American history, and it may be for you to help to ahow the world how tu sail the ship of state safely into the haven ijf virtue with its treasure still in store. In such an era, there ia a glorious part for every player upon the atage of life. We can not ail play a lending roll, but it is im portant Hut all the minor parts be handled with fidelity. At this point tho speaker quoted from Kipling's story of the Ship that Found Her self, in which the different parts each had a word to say by way of emphasis of its im portance in ihe relationship of the whole, and then he continued: So it is with the body politic, no man is independent of those about him. We are all. in a sense, responsible for each other, and we all have our honorable part to perform. We are one body with many members and each must bear his own responsibility. If you perform your part, minor though it may be, and perform it to the best of your ability, you will not onlv know the Joy of a peaceful conscience, but you are pretty certain to get a reward of a material sort while j-ou live. The reason why some peo ple work hard all their lives for small com pensation and never get a promotion is that they constantly concern themselves with the question whether they are doing more than thev are getting pay for. They usually con clude that they are, and they never give their work a thought except upon the em ployer's time. It is a rule with few excep tions that you will never get an increase in wugea until you earn more than you are receiving. And it is equally true that when you do earn more than you are getting for anv considerable length oi time, your nierti i w ill be recogniied and your wages in i creased. I It ia brain work that draws pay, and ( there is no work so simple that it can not I be done better with brains than without. ' The man who starts at shoveling in a dilch, j and thinks, will soon be giving directions on I ihe bank, while the one who works like i machine, and does not think, will remain at ! ihe bottom of the trench. Manual labor i reinforced by rncutal labor is the fortunate i combination. I Boys don't smoke. The editor of The Saturday Evening Post says the only thing , that smoke is re;il!y good for ia a ham. .Don't drink intoxicating liquor. The first glass has some influence and it is not an in ! duence for good. None of us know any too ; much when be is perfectly sober. Liquor will not increase our knowledge nor our 1 skill. Liquor as a beverage eveu when used temperately, is no good. Intemperance is : n.pidly becoming a barrier to desirable em I ploym'ent, even among common laborers, and in these days when wholesale and cuustic i criticism of 'large corporations is constantly I ringing in our ers, it is due to them to ! sav that bv the very central practice of dis charging men for intoxication, they are do ing a work for the, cause of temperance more potent than that of any other agency. The man who forms the habit of conviv iality is commonly content with few and in ferior associates. He mistakes their opin ions for public sentiment and thinks him self wise if they agree with him; but as a rule such a man greatly overestimates him self. It is well to go to a wideawake, progres sive church and Sunday school. Some boys think a Sunday school is for girls and wo men, but somewhat beneath the notice of a man. This is an error. It is for men also, and no man should be ashamed of his mem bership in such an institution. A knowl edge of the Bible can be acquired in Sun day school and the value of such knowledge if it can be obtained in the light of mod ern scholarship is a sufficient reward for the effort. ou can better afford to be without knowledge of any other collection of literature iu the world than to be without a knowledge of the Bible, the law, the his tory, the poetry and the prophecy of the race that gave us Isiah and Jesus and Paul. Cultivate your taste for the fine arts. They help to preserve mental balance and afford pleasure when other things fail. Take the advice of your mother and con sider it well. She descended into the val lev of the shadow of death to give you life. She has bestowed upon ;you an affection which only a mother cau bestow. She has more faith in you than anybody else ever had or ever will have, and if you follow her counsola your steps will ever progress along the path which leads to power and happi nesa. , . ., I speak of these matters of daily con duct in passing because daily conduct leads to habit, habit leads to character, and char acter is the most valuable of all personal assets. Character is the momentum of one s past life. If parental influence restrains you from a detrimental indulgence day after day, abstinence becomes a Ji.abit which will ma'ke the right course easy after the re straint is removed. Every time we do what we ought to do, we are more likely to do it again, and so daily conduct gathers a mo mentum which carries us on in the way we should go aud becomes character. Something has been said of a square deal, but we must also have an honest play. There are men holding important positions of trust in matters of finance whose official honesty would not be questioned, who will not pay their fare on a street car unless they are asked for it. This is not honesty. It is dishonesty. It should be made a fundamental rule in the conduct of life that common honesty, even in matters which seem in themsolves to be trivial, is indispen sable to prosperity and true happinesB. To find success you need not go far from home. Many a man has labored under the delusion that the best pastures were else where and that all the opportunities have somehow been transferred to parts un known and far away. We hear of one who has come back from Alaska with a few thousand dollars after a residence of five years in the wilderness and the winter of the Klondike gold fields, and we say he got riches in th'e far west. But did you ever think how much could be saved by a man living in Brattleboro at a salary of a thou sand a year if he would deprive himself to the same extent as did the wanderer in the gold fields t Here the speaker told Hawthorne's story in Twice Told Tales of the youth in the New England village who thought he was a man of destiny and who, after roaming about the world returned to find that his destiny was to be fulfilled in his native vil- '"Consciously or unconsciousiy, each one is the architect of his own career and if he would have it honorable he must superintend the work himself and see to it that the plans and specifications are faithfully ob served No one of ns is a child of destiny in the sense that he can cast away the chart and compass and trust providence to take him safely o'er life's troubled sea. Some say the universe is one grand evolution, pro- (Continued on Sixth Page.) PUMPING FROM WEST EIVEE. It Is Due to the Pact That the Pip from West Brattleboro Is Too BmaU. Some comment has been made on the streets the jiust two or three days be cause it has been uecessury to pump water from West river into the Cheat uut hill reservoir in order to maintain an udequuto supply iu the reservoir for the needs of tho village, says the local corresj'oudeut of the Springfield Be puhlicuu iu lust Sunday s letter. Some concluded thut the pumping was done for oue of three reasons, namely, that the wuter from Stickney brook, turned into the reservoir a year ago was too small iu volume, to meet tue demand, or thut the quality was such that it hud been cut oil or" that George E. Cro wed, owner of tho system, was spring ing u trick to convince the people that they did not want to tuko udvuntago of the opportunity given them by the legislature to buy the Crowell system. Ail of these "reasons" fall list when the truth is known. When Mr. Cro well begau extending the Chestnut hill system by adding the water of Stick ney brook ho intended to lay a 10-inch pipe from West Brattleboro to the Chestnut hill reservoir. The pipe now luid is a six inch pipe. A large pipe was laid from Stickney brook to the six-inch pipe referred -to, and then the work wus stopped pending negotiations on the part of the village for the pur chase of the system. Ever siuce then the six-inch pipe has becu carrying its full capacity to the Chestnut hill reser voir aud a milliou gallons of water have been going to waste over the spillway every day, aud the only reason why it has Leen'necessary to run the pumping station on West river is that because Mr. Crowell was held up in the work of extending his system. The capacity of the pipe running into the reservoir is not sufficient to meet the daily needs of the people. At the last session of the legislature an act was passed giving the village the right to build an inde pendent svstem in the event that Mr. Crowell refused an offer of $260,000 for his system, provided the offer was mado within one year from the time the act became effective. The year is half gone, but no movement has been made looking towurd the purchase of the system. THE VOTING CONTEST. The standing of contestants in The Reformer's voting contest for three free trips to the Jamestown Exposition is as follows: DIVISION ONE. Dr. E. R. Lvnch, Brattleboro 5000 Edith M. Mather. W. Brattleboro.. 3402 w it iio,i.i; rtitl..lwim 2149 t'o'rimie lllodgett, W. Brattleboro.. 1548 toward i'lerce, urattieDoro u DIVISION TWO. O. W. Follett, Townshend 1503 Mabel F. Coombs, Guilford 345 Mila J. Newton, Guilford... 154 Mrs. M, E. Brown, E. Dummerston 9 Samuel Brown, Springfield 2 DIVISION THREE. Carrie R. Russell, Northlield, Mass. 620 IVarl A. lliggins, niiisuaie, o .Miss L. M. Thayer, Northfleld, Mass 68 Hope Mead. Northfield, Mass 27 H. L. Brigham. Northfield, Mass... 26 Mrs. Albert Hazzard, Dallas, Pa.. 23 James Wall, Northfield, Mass 2 The contest closes July 2 at noon. All votes must be in by then. It is not too lute now for a new contestant to enter, and in the third division such an one would have a fair chance. The contes tants who win in each division will start for Jamestown July 22. Wanted Men Arrested for Buying Cider. Residents of the town along Main street were startled early yesterday morning by tne noise or a team Deing driven rapidly up and down the street and the more timorous ones imagined all sorts of terrible things. A sifting of the reports revealed the fact that all the disturbance was caused by Lewis Lynde of Dummerston. Two citizens of this town had bargained for a barrel of eider from Sven Johnson, the owner of a cider mill in Slab hollow. Wed nesday night appeared to be an excel lent time to bring the liquid to this town and consequently they went w-ith an express wagon and a horse for that purpose. They left the house of Mr. Johnson shortly before midnight. Mr. Lynde saw them passing along the road and immediately began to institute steps to have the men arrested. Ho notified Policeman Evans to hold the town in readiness to arrest the men when they arrived and followed them down in "his team. They offered to let him pass on several occasions but he refused. When the two men ar rived here they were perfectly sober and law abiding and Policeman Evans refused to make an arrest knowing no reason why they should be arrested. He allowed them to go after he had talked with them but Mr. Lynde was not yet content and called State's At torney Bacon on the telephone request ing him to have the two men arrested. The law in regard to liquors expressly states that fermented cider may be sold by the barrel containing not less than 32 gallons as long as the barrel is kept intact and the contents not taken out in small amounts. The section of the law dealing with the case is Sec. 20, act 115, of the acts of 1904. Mr. Lynde was in town yesterday forenoon at tempting to have State's Attorney Ba con take up the case. Excursion to Watch Hill and Block Island. Tuesday, June 25, the Central Ver mont Railway will run a low rate ex cursion to Watch Hill and Block Island with special trains and the -following low rates: (The first column gives the fare to Wntch Hill nnil return: the second gives the fare to Block Island and re turn; ana tne tmra tne time or leaving in the morning.) Tirnttlphnrn 1.25 41.50 5:15 Vernon 1.25 1.50 5:25 South Vernon 1.2a 1.50 5:d5 Northfield, Mass 1.25 1.50 5:40 NTirtbfielc) Farms 1.25 1.50 5:53 Millers Falls 1.25 1.50 6:04 Returning, leave Bloek Island, 2:13 p. m.; Watch Hill, 3:30 p. m., connecting oe Mow T.nnitnn with truing lcavinff at 5.20 p. m. for Brattleboro and all in termediate stations. licKers goou gu TctiiTninir onlv on trains named June 25, 1907. Children under 12 years, one-half adult rare.