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Kntered a iecond-ol!! matter January 4,
.1.. ...t.m .i Ilratt eboro. Vt.,
under the act of Congress of March 8, 1879
nut convince liii readers' tlmt the "Into
la actually in an bud a condition us liu
prrfuturv ri'inarks would lcuJ them to
lulicvo. Tho subject of Mr. Putnam's
next nttcmpt at muck raking is an
notincotl ns Vermont, Thrifty nud In
corruptible, a Model State. CoimidcriiiK
the title wo ahull l0 interested to read
shut he has to say in regard to our
"rotten borough system" of represen
tation and other mutters in which wo
have not considered our state sulllvieiit
ly far advanced to servo ns a model for
tho rest of tho country.
What's The Matter With New Kng
land? is tho subject of a series of nrti
cles bv Frank Putnam now appearing
in the New England magazine. 1 hi
' first article, which dealt with the 1
litical, social and industrial conditions
of Maine, called forth a storm of com
mentadverse and favorable from the
Fine Tree state. The second instalment
is calculated to stir up New Hampshire
to an equal extent, lis title is Now
Hampshire: A Study iu Industrial Vas
salage, Political Mcdiaevalism, and the
Aristocratic Ideal in Public Education.
What Mr. Putnam thinks of conditions
iu the Granite state is summed up i"
his opening paragraph, which follows:
New Hampshire is burdened with an
army of superfluous tax-eating poli
ticians. She is ruled by alien corpora
tions, which uso or devour her natural
resources, employ her inhabitants at
low wages, and take the profits out of
the state. Her educational system is
now, as always in the past, shaped more
to facilitate the progress of a few
through college and university than to
help the children of the rank and file
to get a sound school preparation for
useful careers and good citizenship.
Like Maine, she has lost and is still los
ing, because of these conditions, thou
sands of the ablest of her sons and
daughters of the old stock, and is re
placing them with n poor grade of im
migrants from other countries, who
lower the average of political morality
mid general intelligence and who are
rather a burden upon than a pillar of
support for the state.
At the outset Mr. Putnam calls New
Hampshire the vassal of Massachusetts
because most of the mills in the former
state are owned by Massachusetts men.
He admits, however, that the New
Hampshire mills are good mills, that
their employes are paid wages as high
as tho industry offers anywhere and
that the work-people arc contented with
their surroundings. Ho tacitly ac
knowledges, too, that the money paid
the employes is spent in New Hamp
shire, that the mills themselves are
taxed in New Hampshire and that the
state is otherwise benefited by the in
dustries even though tho surplus in
many cases goes to Massachusetts.
Regarding railroad control Mr. Put
nam asserts that "tho true capital of
New Hampshire- is the North Union
railroad station in the city of Boston.
No matter who sits in tho governor's
chair in Concord, the real governor of
Now Hampshire is tho president of the
Boston & Maine railroad." Nearly
everyone is familiar with the fact that
Boston & Maine interests play an im
portant part in New Hampsihre politics,
but statements like the above, when
backed up by no moro actual proof
than Mr. Putnam produces, are of little
vaiue. When he says also that "not
the least important public officer can
be elected in state, county, city or
township without either whipping or
surrendering to tho political agents of
the Boston & Ma.ae railroad," Mr. Put
nam is doubtless overstating the actual
conditions. He is frank enough to ad
mit, however, that railroad domination
has prevenSed a "vast amount of
wasteful expenditure of the people's
money, proposed by the locust army of
nameless greedy legislators eager to
make a showing at home."
Mr. Tutnam criticizes tho New Hamp
shire legislature on account of its un
wieldy size and says that the people of
the state should "reserve to themselves
tho power of direct legislation through
the initiative and referendum aud the
recall." He praises tho state agricul
tural school, the private schools and col
leges but claims that a large proportion
of tho rural schools are the prey of
petty politicians, "so that the teachers
are more likely to be chosen for politi
cal pull than for proficiency." He also
calls attention to the need of a public
school fund in the state. In closing the
writer says:
From the little lonely farms that
nestle iu northern valleys southward to
the overcrowded " quarters" of tho mill
cities, evidences multiply that tho state
of New Hampshire, as a business in
stitution, needs modernizing. It needs
to overthrow the corrupt control of
alien corporations. It needs to take an
intelligent survey of its resources, with
a view to getting the best and the most
out of them for its people. It needs,
perhaps most of all, to develop a com
plete and efficient publie free-school
system, from primary to university, so
that every child born in the state may
be fitted to render to the state a full
account of its talents.
Mr. Putnam's comments on condi
tions in an adjoining state are inter
esting and many of his suggestions are
wise. He errs, however, in failing to
produce the actual proof of many of
the assertions he makes, and he does
Various cities are instituting cru
sades tigniiist all sorts of needless
now, and it is surprising how many
sounds tlmt detonato and jar on sensi
tive tympanums belong to this class.
If one' were to start out in the morn
ing with malice aforethought to count
the useless noises, he would probably
be surprised at the largo proportion ho
would be compelled to put in this cute
gorv. Some go so fur as to spenk of
noise producers as fiends, corporate and
individual; but this extreme language
is not necessary.
The factory owner who blows a
whistle with' fog horn attachment at
ti o'clock iu the morning to awaken
his employes never stops to think that
lie is thus adopting means to wake
up nearly everbody else of the pou
lation within his hoarse siren's zone of
penetration. There is a nice question
right here whether a tremendous noise
ut this character is not to be classed
as a nuisance for tho public, ivhieh is
to be abated. There may be some ex
cose for a sleep-destroying noise of
il, is .linracter. but there ure others!
which have such a disastrous effect on
the sick in particular that they should
lie stopped.
If you have any doubts in this direc
tion, bear the matter in mind today
and note the number of needless noises
that rend the air and titillate the tympanum.-
Burlington Free Press.
Needless noises could be made the
title of an interesting sermon in almost
every town. While Iirattleboro may be
considered on the whole a quiet com
munity there are many sounds with
which we could easily dispense. For
instance, it seems to us, laboring as Ave
do just above the railroad that the al
most incessant whistling which goes on
throughout the day is totally unneees-
wirv. Jiaiiroait men wouiu inane uunm-i
no doubt that every train whistle is a
signal which contributes its share to
ward the safety of travel, jet we fail
to understand why a less dissonant sys
teiu could not bo invented for use in
tilroad yards and other places close to
population centers. However important
ly be the function of n locomotive
whistle the usefulness of its toots is
forgotten by the man who is obliged to
listen at close range to four or live
prolonged blasts, and he breaks the
monotony of his muttered curses liy
wondering if all brakemeii are so deaf
that thev cannot be communicated with
bv means of some more restful device.
We respectfully call the attention of
M. J. Hapgood and Joseph Hattell to
the fact that an automobile tourist re
cently sent part of his party along by
trolley in order that he might make
renin in his machine for a farmer's
hired man who had been severely cut
by a mowing machine, taking the in
juied laborer to a hospital and secur
ing for him prompt treatment which
probably saved tho man a foot. Messrs.
Hapgood and Battell are also request
ed to take note that another autoiuo
bilist, whose machine frightened a
horse in spite of every precaution on
the part of both autoist and driver,
paid $10 for a broken wheel for which
lit was nut literally responsible. These
illustrations serve to show that auto
mobile drivers, like millionaires, are
human now and tlien, aud occasional
ly do some good in the world.
many of the older men on that road who
hum been long with it do not like to an-K.-ar
to take an active; part in opposition
to the wihes of tho company and so do
lint oicnly dispute the contention of
their employers. Howuvcr, we believe
they will Iw ublo to bcur tit) under tho
hok if they are "obliged" to ruecive
their wages once a week. Come to think
of it, about the only shock that could lie
eK-eted to seriously upset a Central
Vermont employee would lie to see a
train on time und Rutting ovur the road
without any mixhapa.
What! In Brattloboro7
(W'nterhury Pecord.)
The water question ia tip attain at
llinttleboro. The way iu which this topic
has Ih-cii handled is enough to drive the
vol era to drinking soineitiing ucsnica
"That Heroic Brattloborenn."
(Fair lluven Era.)
The presence of that heroic Iliattlebo
mm, Midshipman lmciiiii F. Kimluill, on
the battleship (ieorgia in tho terrible
casualty that has focused that ship in the
public eye, wives also to remind us that
that town is still on the map.
Excusable Bragging.
(Montpclier Journal.)
While lliattlcboro is doing a good deal
of excusable bragging about the 'lug
lain which is yd to he limit, the (treat
structure in the Eumoillc valley will In
completed within u week or ten days and
wi he a tunmtilc asset ot inai neaiiuiui
and prosperous valley.
Marriage a Help.
(Xorthlicld News.)
When u suiiervisiir of schools take!
for a wife a "school inarm from his own
jurisdiction, may he be said to be labor
ing in the cause ot education : linens
the inarriane of Wesley E. Nims and
Mary E. Clark of lliattlcboro, Yt.-lluu- j
over (lazette.
Most assuredly. A married man is
bound to make a better school Htijiurvitinr. I
paign, and announce it through the
jiroH-r channel, after which we ahull rat
ify their decision without a murmur. Jn
other words, a the Jtepiihlicau puts it:
"Ifhodn Island ia pretty much K'lmtor
Aldiieh in these, nuittuiw, and the sena
tor will not be guilty of prcmutiiro an
nounccmciita." ior ltliodu Island rend
Vermont, and for Senator Ahlnch rend
I'riH-tor, and you have the Jtepiihlicau'
CNtiiiiitte of the ait nut inn here. The vot
ciw of this state according to thia propo
sition are not fi-cciiicn; wo are cuttle.
We hid owned, body and soul, and will
bo delivered to a new muster whenever
our lonl makes up his mind to do no. He
is hi'iiiim for us, wo have no right to
weigh (lie claims of this or tlmt man.
W hen he ulceus, we all aliiudier. When
he is dead to tho world, we ure dt-iul to
the world. When' he is resurrected, we
shall also rise with him. When he tukes
sunn, wo sneeze. When he bows the
knee to the foreordained and predestin
ated presidential candidate, wo fall on
our faces and do obeisance,
'l'o our shamo lie it said that in the
past them has been too much truth in
the coiilcmporury's indictment. Hut
there has been of lute a slinking among
the dry Iiones. that augurs ill for a con
tinuance of I lii'si' conditions. Vermont
is not peopled with dumb driven rattle.
The dead to the world may sleep on if
they choose, but Vermont will not do
so. When the time comes she will lit
ter her voice, as she has littered it v
era! times of late, und when that voice
is heard it will be recognized ns the
voice of the people, and not the boss, us
the voice of thinker und not automatons.
A Brattleboro Boy.
(St. Albans Messenger.)
The Messenger is very happy to doll
its cup to Mistress llruttlcboro, with
whom it has in days gone by bantered
nianv a merry jest about her adopted
children, anil to congt.iWdate hir Um
mothering such a brave and level headed
lad us Midshipman Eucian Kimball show
ed himself to be ill the frightful accident
in the turret of the battleship Cieorgia.
Happy Hapgood of Peru.
(Montpclier Journal.)
Similia similibus curantiir. Happy
Hapgood of Peru has made up his mind
thai Joseph llattell is absolutely correct
when he declares that the automobile lias
no common law lights on the highway.
Now these two excellent enthusiasts may
get together, condemn the ival oil coupe,
condemn the Sunday iishcrmnn and
shooter man, condemn the .law that
makes an open season fur deer und amuse
themselves bv discussing Morgan horses
to the queen's taste, such being their in
uticnuhlc right under the constitution.
A Timely Warning.
(St. Albans Messenger.)
Look out for an organized attempt at
the next session of the legislature to re
store the bounties on noxious animals.
The press agent is getting in his work
here and there utiout me increasing ue
struetivencss of various kinds of beasts
that used to be profitable hunting under
the old law. Strange, however, that noth
ing is said about ibe natural common
sense of a man hunting them a little on
his own account for tiie protection ot Ins
, . i .1 . -IT
own proiierty, wnemer me siaie uucr
lii tn a 'bounty'' to take care of bis own
or not.
John Barleycorn's Ghost.
(St. Albans Messenger.)
What a comment on the survival of the
spirit of the blue luws when a man's
c hances for the presidency may lie imper
illiii by such a thing as a Martini cock
tail! It could not hupiH-n mole apposite
Iv on the Fairbanks of the Passumpsic
Montpclier Journal.
Meaning, of course, St. Johnsbiiry, the
Sacred City of the East Sidcrs. And yet,
like many' a smirking peroxide chorus
girl, even' the captial of the I.ily-Whiters
has its past, its bitter memories of days
before the scales had fallen from its
eves mid it had been led to see the let
ter weigh. And now and then in the
quiet sunset hour when the selectmen
daily call the voters together on the vil
lage given for evening prayer, and even
the customary tinkle of the cowbells in
the streets is hushed in solemn exct
ancy, some patriarch, stricken with re
morse, rises with tear-choked voice to
soli out the one great confession that
wrenches the very soul of St. Johnsbiiry
even in these days of conscious rectitude.
A man in St. Johiisbuiy once took a
drink of liquor.
And it was considered a good joke and
laughed at by the people that saw him
do it.
For it is written that when the frame
structure of the first house of public wor
ship "ill St. Johii-bury was "raised" ill
IS04 after the good old-fashioned manner
of the fathers, one Zilie Tute. a village
character, ascended to one of the ratters,
stood on his head at the end of the ridge
pole, thence, after emptying the contents
of his llask. descended with head down
ward to the ground!
Weep. O daughters of Caledonia!
Mourn, ve that dwell within the gates
of the Citv of Just Balances! For His-
(orv with hdelity iminutalilc lias loin me
sad' secret of unholy thirst to the mock
ing centuries. A lsuise of worship chris
tened with rum!
"The fathers have eaten sour grapes
and the children's teeth are set on edge."
The Meddler
"If tht coal filt you, put it on. '
There seems to bo a general impres
sion that the village Kl undesirable
end of the bargaiu when it bought n
new pair of horses for use in tho cngmo
house. The work of the new equine
at last week ' firo was not satisfactory.
They cro very slow in getting awaj
viil, (he chemical oiiL'ino and apparent
ly "minilied out" long before they
f', lo'.l the scene of tho conflagration
A former village official was heard to
remark the other day that ono of the
new horses had such u bad case of t in
hoiivos that he could blow out na orui
i,i,,,. 'I'll iu Htatement however, is
,.r,.i,,,l,lv uliohtlv exiiL'L'erated. If it be
true that the new horses do not fulfill
tint requirements the bailiffs cun prob
ablv make arrangements to "swap
them off"; at least they ought to.
A woman driving from Brattleboro
to WilliuniMville recently met an auio
mobile a short distance above the dam
at West Duinmorston. Fearing to turn
to the right on account of the embank
ment she reigned her horse to the left
side of the road and waited for the ma
chine to puss. "Don't you know,"
said the automobile driver before going
bv, "that you should turn to the
ri'ght." "Yes," replied the woman,
"but if my horse were frightened he
would have probably jumped over the
bank iu case 1 had turned that side
whereas vour machine is not subject to
fear." "Well, I've met a fool" be
gan the automobilist testily, but the
women interopted hiin. "So have I.
good dav, sir," she replied, and drove
on without waiting to continue the ar
Philosophy is a great help toward
contentment. Illustrating this point can
hi told the story of the hod carrier who
became inoculated with the gambling
spirit and raked and scraped all the
money he could to invest in u lottery
ticket, tin the day of the drawing the
man who had sunk the wages of a
week's mortar carrying in a small si i j
of paper sent his friend out to ascer
tain whether his was the lucky number.
The friend returned and reported that
someone else had carried off the prize.
"O well," mused the hod carrier,
"easv come, easv go."
Try them for lunch
and you will have them
for dinner.
The most nutritious
staple made from wheat.
CIn moisturt and
dust proof packages.
'Life li a chance.
dead certainty."
Life Insurance ii i
Senator Proctor's Quid.
(Miiutiiclicr Journal.)
If the veracious interviewer tells the
truth. Chief Justice David J. Brewer of
the I". S. supreme court is not a disciple
of the strenuous life. He admits indulg
ing in walking as an exercise, but says
he neither hunts nor lishes. He also puts
into the mouth of former Secretary of
the Treasury Ix-slie M. Shaw the story
that Senator Proctor will go off in a ca
noe at daylight und return in the evening
without a tish. And the scholarly chief
justice does not hesitate to allege that
Niaw says its dangerous, loo, necause
if Proctor should change the tobacco
from one- side of his mouth to the other
lie would upset the canoe and drown."
Mason S. Stone, superintendent of
education, has a right to feel encour
aged by tho way the towns throughout
the slate have taken advantage of the
new law providing expert school super
vision. Willie some oi tue smaller com
munities of tho state have been unable
lo benefit by the law for the reason
that the number of schools required for
a district is too largo the towns that
have combined will get better training
for their children through skilled su
pervision and the educational standard
of the state will be enhanced material-
'y- '
People who say that the Brattleboro
board of trade is doing nothing know
not whereof they speak. While the or
ganization may not be accomplishing
gigantic feats at present its work for
the betterment of Brattleboro is steady
and fruitful. Through its activity a
new Saturday night train will leave
Brattleboro at 10.3(1 for Vernon, begin
ning tomorrow. Local merchants will
led the benefit of this arrangement.
President Roosevelt would doubtless
have been dee-lighted to sec 'Brattle
boro 's second annuul "tabj' meet." It
was a strong argument against the
theory of race suicide.
Score One for Big Bill.
(Bennington Banner.)
The Montpelier-Journal states that it
sees no indication of T.ift sentiment in
Vermont. Not to be backward about
coming forward, the Banner will say that,
of all the men now before the country
for the next republican nomination, it is
in favor of Taft. He is a big, broadmind
ed, clear-thinking American of the best
type. We hope and expect to see him
nominated and elected.
What Would Shock a O. V. Man.
(Bennington Banner.)
The Central Vermont which has not
been accumulating good repute very rap
idly late years and is now trying to
squeal out of paying its men weekly as
provided for by law, is very solicitously
inquiring if it is to be compelled to pay
wages weekly to some of its men who
prefer to draw their pay monthly. We
do not believe there are a dozen men in
the employ of the Central Vermont who
would not prefer to be paid weekly but
New England and the Cotton Industry.
(Burlington News.)
New Kngland is not going out of cot
ton manufacturing immediately. "There
was a time some years ago when south
ern competition looked formidable," says
the Lowell Courier-Citizen, "that predic
tions were node mat the eiul oi me ni
dus! rv hereabouts was at Hand, n uoes
not look so now. tin the contrary, the
way the business is booming in Fall River
is indicative of its prosperity everywhere
in this section. Mill stocks in that city
have advanced so rapidly in the
last three years that those lucky
enough to hold them have made consid
erable fortunes. Kven those who bought
as late as the first of the present year
have made handsome profits through the
steadily rising prices. Naturally there is
now comparatively little trading in the
shares, investors who hold them know
that they have a good thing anil they
hang on. The prospects are that the
stocks will hold their present high level
for a long time to come, if indeed, they
do not go higher."
Great Events and Movements Which
Are Making History.
Reduction of the price of gas to SO
cents a l.oon feet by the Boston Consoli
dated (Jas company, making the fourth
reduction made voluntarily by the cor
poration in the last two years, is the nat
ural result of the unique law under
which it is operating. Bv this reduction
the gas company under the terms of the
sliding scale act, may increase its divi
dends to 9 per cent, a year on its 151,100
shares, becoming July 1. !!. For the
fiscal vear to close this month the com
panv lias paid 7 per cent, on its stock,
while during the next fiscal year 8 per
cent, will lie paid by virtue of the reduc
tion made in gas prices a year ago to 85
cents. The sliding scale act provdes that
with every full years five cent reduction
in the price of pas the company may in
crease its dividend rate by 1 per cent, in
the subsequent year should earnings war
rant. The increase in the dividend rate
of the Boston Consolidated Clas company
stock from 7 to 1) per cent, represents a
difference of about Wi.OOO which the
Massachusetts (las company will receive
in dividends through its ownership of
the shares of the Boston Consolidated
As Go the Proctors.
(Rutland Herald.)
The Springfield Republican has been
looking over the New Kngland field in
an attempt to sound the depths of the
Taft boom in this section and comes to
the conclusion that there is nothing do
ing. Our contemporary says: "There is
no evidence that the Taft sentiment is
enthusiastic, uproarious, hysterical and
all that sort of thing.'' "New Kngland
as a whole seems to be calmly looking
on, quietly waiting, firmly disposed, in
short, to pick presidential candidates only
in presidential years." So far the Repub
lican is probably nearer right than the
newspapers which prematurely seek to
stampede commonwealths in favor of
Secretary Taft or some one of those who
have been "mentioned." After conclud
ing that there is "some sentiment here
for this man, some other sentiment there
for another man, anil no overwhelming
sentiment anywhere for any man," the
esteemed contemporary goes on to size up
the situation by states. It says:
"Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont
are not easily placed. A certain torpor
affects them in the matter of preferences,
which may exist, yet are slow in coming
out. In these later days, not a little in
dependence, or party oftishness, is exhib
ited in .Maine and goes un rebuked; the
mere mention of Senator Hale's anti-imperialism
and Congressman Littlelield's
emphatic vote against the railroad rate
bill indicates the torn and distracted
condition of Maine's political sympathies.
New Hampshire has the 'B. & 51.' and
Gallinger which is quite enough to say.
Vermont will not become interested in
presidential questions until the Proctors
begin to be concerned and, in this mat
ter, the entire Proctor family seems
dead to the world."
This is a pretty severe indictment of
Vermont. The people in the Green
Mountain state are not supposed to have
atiy ideas of their own, or any prefer
ences as to presidential candidates. We
are to placidly wait until the Proctors
have a resurrection, decide on whom Ver
mont will support in the coming cam-
Mrs. Russell Sage has sent her check
for .flOO.ooft to Chancellor J. R. Day as a
gift to the Teachers' college of Syracuse
university. ' This college occupies 14
acres of land. and a large castle of Nor
man style of architecture adjoining the
campus,' which was the home of Mrs.
Sage in her childhood. She has expressed
a desire, for this reason ami because of
her great interests in the property, that
it shall be the permanent home of the
Teachers' college, and that women shall
alwavs be admitted to its privileges. Mrs.
Sage' is not making gifts to educational
instit iili-m- at present, but makes Syra
cuse an exception necausc oi me reason
In one of the worst marine disasters in
the historv of the California coast, be
tween 40 ami 50 lives were lost by a col
lision between the steamer Columbia and
the lumber-laden steam schooner San Pe
dro, in Shelter cove, about 170 miles
north of San Francisco, early Sunday
morning, the lolumnia, a joo-iooi sicci
vessel of the San Francisco & Portland
steamship company, while bound from
San Francisco to Portland, Or., with 189
passengers and a crew of 00, was ram
med by the San Pedro, a 170-foot wooden
steam schooner, southbound for San
Francisco. The sea was smooth, but the
weather was foggy.
If anyone is inclined to doubt the
easiness, of the Connecticut river dam
project he needs only to take a trip to
the site of the work to have his fears
allayed, lie will immediately be im
pressed with the enormity of the un
dertaking and as he visits the various
portions of the work he will note with
surprise the everywhere apparent sys
tern. Machinery which at first appears
to be aimlessly scattered about will be
found upon inspection to be distributed
with careful regard for its ultimate use.
Lumber piled here and there without
evident method is in reality located
most advantageously for those who arc
obliged to handle it. Kverything about
the undertaking shows the result of
careful planning. The several steam
boilers which will furnish power for
the pumps, crushers, mixers and other
appliances are supplied with water from
a concrete reservoir which acts as the
distributing center of a regular water
system. Along the southern slope of
the promontory which will bo removed
to make room for the dam itself work
is going on preparatory to laying a
narrow gauge railroad which will grad
ually be shortened as the earth is cart
ed away. In the river just above the
point where the dam is to be located is
the beginning of the crib work for the
coffer dam. Concrete foundations are
being laid for the Various buildings
which will house the different machines.
These portions of the work are being
carried on independent of each other
as it were, and yet under the , watchful
eve ot one chiei engineer wlio is re
sponsible fur the Tightness of every
thing. A trip to the dam-site is ac
tually well worth taking. Aside from
tin satisfaction to be gained from sim
ply looking upon the beginnings of the
project which is to mean so much to
lliattlcboro one will carry away a thor
ough appreciation of the value of sys
tem and organization.
Residents of Linden street have had
their sense of beauty and the fitness of
things offended by the heterogeneous
collection' of debris which has been
idled iu the gutter on the east side of
the street for the past few days. A
casual observer saw in the pile the f ol-,
lowing different things: Pieces of
brick, coiled steel springs, paper, stones,
dirt, sand, twigs, sticks, pieces of
boards, a broken jug, bottles, a length
of rustedout hot-air pipe, stray bits
of galvanized iron, and a cigarette box.
This list was compiled simply from a
superficial survey of the rubbish heap.
What a careful investigation might
have revealed is wholly a matter of
conjecture, but it is a safe guess that
nothing of any beauty to the surround
ings would have come to light.
State Mutual Life
Assurance Company
of Worcester, Massachusetts,
One of the leading Memchuietti Compenlei
GEO. M. CLAY, Agt., Brattleboro, Vt.
with National Rubber Staop
Manufacturing Co.
Suite 2 New America
TeL 323 Builfc,
Sacceisor to
Furniture and piano moving j
James B. Randoll,
All Kinds of Real Estate
Hought, Sold or Exchanged.
Desirable Tenements to Rent.
Rents Collected.
Fire, Life and Accident Insurance.
FOR SALE New iix room fottnpe, modern
fiituret, on car line. Price right. Kmall
payment down, balance at rent to right
Sodaette Biscuit?
Fresh, Crisp and
5c a Package, Six for 25c.
Kom Kinks
The New 5c Cereal
Is Winning Favor Everywhere
Grange Store
Brattleboro, Vt.
Telephone Connection Day ml Xi
Say Call H i. Night Caill 27-1 ul
Visiting Boston wi!) b welcome at the
rooms of the Vermont Association, at The
Westminster, Copley Square. Boston. Open
daily from 8 a. m. until 10 p. m
In effect June 24, 1907
Tralnf Leave Brattleboro:
Montreal and Queli, via 0. V. and G. T fcl
2 37-tll 10 a. m. C 2.SW l. m. I"
Montreal & Quebec, via Newport ssdC.P.1!
M2.37-tll.10 a. m. IWpa
Quebec, via Sherbrookeand G. T. Iiy.,-!Li;i
JtlO.lS p. m.
Quebec, via Que. Cent. Rjr.-t'iST a. b. ?i
p. m.
Greenfield. Northampton. IMyoKe. Rfl
-6 28 a. m. t. a. m. ttv.l$.i.
4.iS p. m. l.iQ p. tn.
TtellfiwK Falls. Olaremont Jur.c':uin,
White River Junction ''-' .iT a. n;. T ' 1 1
11.10 a.m. 2.25p. m. tt.47 p. m. 5.C
10.18 p.m. ,
,'.. fit. Jnhnshurv. I omiuiivi;
a. m. t5.40 a. m. 1U.lv a. m. t-.. M
Newnort. Sherbrook 'i.-i a. ro. 'Ufa'
411 10 m m 410 Iti n m
Iw..-fit r: s m A .Y2.a. n Bu.H '
4A11 l&n'm tHI fill n. m. tK'-jMPHL 'iw
rteiiv. IDailv except Sunday. iPaifcro
via Bellows Kalis. C Montreal only. Due
except Sunday and Monday ana daft--
Detailed information and time-jin ..
tained at ticket ortice.
Paaa. Teat. Mr.
r Rl'P.T.
;.'n. I'sss-if-
Thirty people are dead and more than
70 injured, many of them seriously, as
the result of a head-on collision which
occurred Saturday when a Pere Mar
quette excursion train bound from Ionia,
.Mick., to Detroit crashed into a west
hound freight near Salem, Mich. The
trains came together in a cut located at
a sharp curve of the Pere Marquette rail
road about a mile east of Salem.
Lying on the railroad track, apparently
asleep. Daniel Case, 65, an employee of
the Rutland Street Railway company,
was struck and instantly killed by a
west bound Delaware and Hudson train
near Hayes crossing, east of Castleton
Tuesday afternoon, within a short dis
tance of the place where his father met
death by a train some years ago. It is
believed Case must have been intoxicat
ed, as there appears to be no other ex
planation of his being on the track.
War Against Consumption.
All nations are endeavoring to check
the ravages of consumption, the "white
plague" that claims so many victims each
year. Foley's Honey and Tar cures
coughs and colds perfectly and you are
in no danger of consumption. Do not risk
your health by taking some unknown
preparation when Foley s Honey and Tar
is safe and certain in results. The gen
uine is in a yellow package. Sold by Ai
Massachusetts Game Laws,
The Massachusetts Fish and Game
Protective association has issued a circu
lar calling attention to important changes
in the state laws relating to hunting and
fishing. Notice of trout fishermen is
called to the fact that the season now
closes Aug. 1, instead of Sept. 1 as here
tofore. The season for killing gray squir
rels is now from Oct. 1 to Dee. 1, instead
of from Oct. 1 to March 1. The killing
of gulls and eagles and of loons on fresh
water is prohibited. Hirds classed as
"birds of prey", the killing of which is
permitted, include only sharp-shinned '
hawks, Cooper's hawks, goshawks, red
tailed hawks, red-shouldered hawks, duck
hawks, pigeon hawks, barred owls, great j
horned owls and snowy owls. j
The killing of deer is only permissible !
by the owner or occupant on cultivated !
land when the deer arc destroying crops j
or fruit trees, and then only with a shot
gun. Non-resident hunters, unless as
sessed on real estate in Massachusetts I
valued at $500 or more, must procure
from the tisli and game commissioners a
license to hunt, costing $10.
The Knox automobile company of
Springfield, Mass., Monday made a vol
untary assignment for the benefit of
creditors to Alfred N. Mayo, trustee,
following rumors that its finances were
in a tangled condition. Mr. Mayo and
officers of the company stated that the
trouble was due entirely to lack of suffi
cient working capital, that arrangements
were being made to secure funds with
which to tide the company over, and
that work at the big plant on Wilbraham
road and Wallham avenue will go on as
though nothing had happened. That the
company was in financial straits has
been widely known for a week or more
past, but only a few knew how serious
the situation was. The company's debts
total nearly half a million doliars, but
the assetB are reckoned at twice that
Denatured Alcohol
by the pint, quart
or gallon
Greene's Pharmacy
"i7HY purchase unreliable and un
vv known brands of Whiskey when
you can procure
Federal Club Rye
with the following analysis
to back it.
New York, N. T., October 16, 1906.
Parts per loO
AciD9. ... 0.01M
Compound Ethers, . . 0.0264
Fusel Oil, .... o.lil
Alcohol, ... 47.5
Wate". - - - . 62.
McKESSON & ROBBINS, Analytical Chemists.

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