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VOL. LXX. BRATTLEBORO, FRIDAY, yOVEMBER 20, 1903. i J$Q. 47. -IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIMMI.. ,,,,,,,,, III , f Why Not Have a Piano? ! Three eellent Pianoa of suffleiently ditferent characteristics and Ta- riety of sizes and stylea to meet all demands upon them, yet all allke in being rematkable Pianos at their prices. E ! THE ESTEY, I I THE JANSSEN, I THE NEWTOH". f All guaranteed and are sold on easy tetms ; pianos of unlmpeachable char- acter, of whlch any home may be proud, and pfices withln your reaeh. The small cash payment makes It unnecessary to wait j you cnjoy the music the children progress with their music lessons, wbile you save up to pay for it ; to defer purchase means the money that would buy a piano may be frit- jj tered away for passing pleasure3 that are of no lasting value Start the Piano Fund Today. Flvo square pianos; all good ones, $25 to S75. Buy ono of them and ex chango It for a bottor ono later. Two fine modern, up-to-dato, flvo oc tavo Estey Organs at $50 and $60 respectlvely; worth $100. : Call and get pojted ; get a copy of "Old Time Songs"; they are : free. Write if you cannot call. A useful and handsome HOLIDAY PRESENT would be a fine E Piano Stool or Chair, a Velour or Damask Piano Scarf, or a Music : Leaf Turner. j ESTEY ORGAN COMPANY, Retall Department. BRATTLEBORO, VT. z i Mlllllllllllllll Illlllllllllll Illli Illlllllll Illlllltlllll R. J. KIMBALL & CO 7 Nassau Street, New York. More Than Thirty-Five Years Membership in The New York W. Eugenc Kimball We've All Sorts of Underwear H. P. WELLMAN & CO. Clothlers. Hatters. Furnlshers. TH E rAmerican Fidelity Co. MONTPELIER, VT. fSurety Bonds' Accident Insurance TAYLOR & SON, Brattleboro J. H. MERRIFIELD i Newfane C. M. RUSSELL, Wilmington Vt. On Easy Street in Annuity Town. an Undertaker settl'ed down. For day and nlght he had. a bell, but never a cajl to hlm hcfell. Fow were 111 and no ono dlcd. Their wants In llfo were satlsflcd. The only ono who passed away waB the man hlmself, He sturved, they say, En dowments, Llfo Follcles and all forms of Annuity and Insurance, 5Uh year, do lng buslness In 35 states. Nat'l Llfe Ina. Co. of Vt. (Mutual. H. E. TAYLOR & SON, Crosby Block. Oen'l Agents. Stock Exchange. Leeds Johnson. That comes direct from the mills, and the pricss are less than you'd expect to pay for the quality. 25c, 48c, 50c, 75c, 98c, $1.50, $2.00 CONTOOCOOK SWEATERS are the finest and heaviest wool sweaters made. Wejhave them in all the desirable colors. Also, the cheaper grades from $i up for men and boys. More Gloves and Mttens Than you'll find in any other store. It's the quantity our stores use that gives us the advantage in prices and our customers get the benefit. AT WILCOX'S New York Bargain Store Our Annual Thanksglving Sale Ia now in progrces. Firet wo mcntlon DINNER SETS. Good Engllsh sets, 112 pleccs, nlce decorntlon ln green, worth, $10, thla sale, $8. The amo In blue, $8. Brown HOt worth $12.60, thls aule only, (10. Extra good 112 plece dlnncr set worth $17, only $15. Chlna dlnner set, 112 pleces, worth $18, thla sale only $15. Wo have many other seta to aelect from, but have not space to mentlon them. Roastlng pana, 15 and 25 cents. Covered roastlng pana, 35c, 60c, and 75c. Fle plates, puddlng dlshes, mlx Ing bowls, knlvcs and forks, tea and tahlo spoons. A good llno of odd chlna salad dlshes, celery dlshes, brend and butter platea, and an end less varlety of pretty dlshea. WILCOX N. Y.' BARGAIN STORE Brattleboro. Greenfleld. Get, the Best. Kerosene oll cnginca. cheapestpower known. Alwujs rellablo. No llume or ebark rtqulred to run them. hlinple and duroble. Any uorse power. For every purpose, R. WORK. Aat, Vernon, Vt. ITIS NOT A QUESTION BUT A FACT THAT WASHBURN CROSBY'S GOLD MEDAL FLOUR will make more bread and better bread and the most nutritious bread of any flour manufactured. Therefore it is the most economical to use. E. CROSBY & CO. Important Notice. I now have the pleasure to inform you That nrriingcmentx have been complet od wherchy the WHITE STAll I.INK wlll. on Dcrcmbor 1, tnke ovcr the tnnn ugcmetit unil cntlie coutrol nf tlm llos tun scrvlco of the Domliilon llue-the populnr ptcnnudilp "Commonwealth" and "New England" lielng remuned "CANOl'IC" nnd "HO.MAN1U." The White Star I.ino has a wnrld-wldc repiltatlon for good inanaircmcnt. Tho White Star lloct, amouKst ntlicr. eom prlscs tho niagnltUent etetitiishlp-f the "Occnnlc," "Ccdrlc." anil "Ccltlc," three of the largcst BtutiiiiMiips In tho world. Inforinatlon uliout nttei, salllug dates, etc., on nppllcutlon. C. F. R. JENNE, Agent, Brattleboro, Vt. Medina Gold Mining Co. Northampton, Mqss. DIVIDEND NO. 11. The regular monthly dlvldend of one-half a cent a share. belng at tho rato of fi pcr cont per annum on the par of tho stock. Is hereby declnrcd by order of the Doard of Dlrectors of Medina Gold Mlnlng Co., for the month of Novembcr, payable Novem ber 30th, 113, to stoekholders of rec ord at tho closo of buslness on Novem ber 20, 1903. Dlvldend checks nre payable at the Hnmpshlre County Nntlnnnl Bank, of Xorthampton, Mass., or at the Im porters & Trnders Xatlonnl Uank. Now York Clty, ns holders may eleet. Trnnsfer books wlll closo November 20th, and reopcn December 1st, 1903. COLE SAUNDEItS, Presldent. Full Informatlon can be had on ap pllcatlon of L. n. COLL1NS, Agent. Brcoka Ilouse, Brnttleboro. Money Found by calling at Mellen's Hardware Store and buying your Blankets and Robes. Largest line in Wind ham county. J. EDGAR MELLEN. Thanksgiving SPECIALTIES. Wo can mentlon only a fcw, such as RAISINS, NUTS, CELERY, ORANGE S, GRAPES, VEGETABLES, PRESERVES, But wo havo tho bcst llno that we ever owned and wo want your orders. We will plcase you In quality and prlce. GRANGE STORE, Elllot St. E DG ETT & CO. Real Estate and Investments. 61 Moln Street. Sond forCutalQgue. Village Home. For Hftlo (in l'Bbv tcrma a fine Vllluiro Homo ln Itcrnardston, Mass.: tlneschool and church privlllKes. MlKht ozcbause. B. W, UD01J1T, Brattleboro, Vt. etaantctl. W ' A MTKtl A frlfl n .1 i ' . ' KtllVIIIl I1UUSC """ n'pi in imrria I'jnco, TITANTRII- Hollublo pnrtfca to ret out tics i ? nUi4 viiup iuko. juiin ii uis im Jiraiiio- lmrn. in m "ItTANTED Kor tho wlnter; liorse for kecp- , , iiih. vjiaju rciiTuiiLvs. Aooress, "Ji. Phmntjconico. 44 TITANTEn NATtVK r.ItMlltJlt f lll r nna TT all klnds dcllvcrcd at our mlll. or wili oiiuniiiiB umucr. xiiis H. a. NMITII CO. IFANTED-Tifii or threo good ochnol i ii-i;iicrs. Appiy xo . n. WOHUKN, Orovo, Vt. 47 lw WAXTFB-ffomnn to woik In dormltory: . , ...... m i.mfiii nilll HIIUIIUU 5Y!lk ,A.')P'' to Vermont Acadeiny, Saxtons ATAJ,TE1rI ,.,!B,wa' Apiiloa, lititter and .V'S!' Uny ,im'Ktil hi carlond lots. AddrpHi . B. IIAltNKd, Jr IKK Hioad Street. I'nivldciifc, U. 1. 47 50 WTANTfcU-Posltlon assnwyer. llavo had t e.xiicrlcnce. anil can funiish good refer eiues. OllA 8AW1N. It. F. 1). 1. Westminster, -Mass. 4",.47 ANTKD-Snft wikhI hmiler nr u klnds. Eltlinr Htmnlliiir tlinlM.p .l,.li. ... mlll. IIOI.DMN ,t MAIIT1N. Ilrnlll,.u,r intr TANT i:i)- At ontv, mim and wlle. Wlfo TT todo hoiifework, iniin to drivo tcam. OiijiiI wagiw. Addrei-N -II.," Caro l'hu-nlx Ollko. 4-,t r ATA.;J1,,''l,'Kver''rt'en' 0(,"'l I'Hi-o pnld ' , "r JiKiiilro for partlculiira and saiiuiloof K. K.flMlTII,fi8C(inuray St., Green. Ilelil. Mnss. 4.47 TtTA.N rhl)-I)i'llvcred at our mlll, or on T T carsat your stntlon, nll klnds of hard wood and soit wnod lngn exevpt hemloek. lermscnsh. IIItATTLKIlOUO CAHINKT CO. 40 3liliM WANTKD-I want to get ln comimiiilca. f 1,111 Wlll, ,nii, ..l.i,.. .,' ' .,.,,, ,iiiii UIIIIU thatownsauy real estate anywlierv; no niat U'rwhethcr ft Is houtfi, fariiii. tlmlicr land. !'."t,k ,1'osture. unythliig. S. W. EUGKTT. Ilnit f l,.l uiivi V, ! r ' WANTK1) Dry l'lne und Itnsswoixl iMinrds Olll'n.l 1 n 1 1.U I....1. - , edge; nlso 1 Inehdry or green Spmi'O iMmnls. , 1 ' ;" ,,n t,i ,,i itu iivjiv 'riiU.KV,,!Vi; !'.,,t I'HMit !l.'.ou.r fuetory. Illt AT- ...... vniy v,rtn.ir.i u.. iinuiieiMjm. t. 4.V4M. IT'OH SAI.K A fcw llne Whito Wjandiittc eoekercls. IIKItT A. WOOI). 47I- TTOIt SAI.E.-A FIItST-CLASS 1'IA.VO ? iiinst Ikj sold: exiK'Ct to Nicrlliw. Ad dress Ilox 04. IlnittletKini, Vt. OltSAI.B.-Sofi w oft wnod ftliitia. nt inr ,nltl dclivcrcd. 1.. V. COl'EI.ANI). West II r or tlelxiro. rnt- T10U SAI.K-Simeynr's .-nmpiis9 ln goixl Vt. :i-,tf WK hnve plcnty nf Inird and Hift wikhI for snlunow. IIOLUKN A .MAIITIN. Ilrut tlelioro. :ir.ir lTOy..?i'?0no f'AHOE SKCOND-IIANll 1j FI'H.V.vri! iv u- rw,',.,,t, t,.,ii.... Kalls. Vt. 4:i-tf. ' 7)lt SAI.i: CHF,AI'-M.coiid.hniid parlor J -I'Olll StO0 PhII nt l!l U'lulnni A,.,,,,,., 1TOIl SAI.K-ltcglslertil Jerur llnll. For I'artleularsliimiliu of HKNltV F. CAltlt. r Slelibtns farm. Veriion. Vt. 47 TOU KAI.K Fhe fanev lllirhiim e,i J eoiulug in: iwn irriult- liiirhinii iiniu . 'OWH ycai old. UAXTlUt O. crsill.VO, Newfane. Vt. 47 tf ine jlOll SAI.K.-L.NITi:il STATI'Jj .SKPAUA- J IOH .No. 5. HS Ulllltl 11S lll'W. llfefnl nnti- nnn iiiimth. K. D.SMITIl.Tliompwm Kune's farm, llniltlcU.ro. Vt. IT'Olt SAI;K -My iiropeny situuteil In New. , llllie. t.. I'OllSHltlll? Ilt M tu-iu.li.rv Iwxil, il ntiie riKmi. anil u wlth thn- room. a ,,,11.- iiiii. kiimi KuniiMi unil h piihHl v,cl ol watcr. Thls houso Is wcll ndniitnl for tnklmr siiiiiinerorcoiirt iKiank'rs. KnrU'rms uiill on or a.ldifss KltKl) II. SAKGr.XT. .Newlane, Vt. Pigs and Shotes for Sale. h. H. F. A. ItirilAltKSOX, Brattleboro, Vt. For Sale. nOIXG WI1ST.-WI1I sui-nlUe JlVl). Ten acro fnrm 1 t,,lli. rrm.i WI....I . x' ir . ki-v'ps tour hcad cattle. Xine hirge room. two ,. 1.11-1 11.-IIIII,. IIMIIP, HIOCK 11(1(1 lniy for lmlf lirlce. fcmi. I.Ol'ISti. H. KINS- .ma., .i i i'iiii bi., Bpringiieui, .Mius. 47tf For Sale. AT Y home farm, "The Outlook" con- O.TXslstInK Of aboul 100 ncroa nf lnnrl nnil one of the bost sets of bulldings In Ran dolph, two mlles from statlon. The mow Ings are in a hlgh stnte of cultlvatlon nnd the pastures especlallv good. There 1 uii iiinnidiiiice 01 iruu anu pure sprlng water. Belng In the lumber buslness. I wlsh to make Immcdlato disposal of thls property at a great sncrinco for cash. i.. uass, Randolph, Vt. '0 gjcnt. TO 1IENT. Itoom at No. U Hlgh Strwt. F. II. BAVIS. 47.48 rr0 HENT-Cottage 011 South ilaln Street. X IiKiulre at 18 Waslilngtiiu St. 47 411 rp O HENT lloom wlth or without lioard. jl. iux o, ii csv iiraiiteooro. 47 48 T O HENT A pleaant tipslalrs tenement at ,1.1 iiikii nt. .iinri .1.1,. 1 i 1 1 ,M i.h. 4a.t r rpO ItENT-Illncksmitli slnm and toolt m i Umilonderry, Vt. F. A. WAItU, London. dcrry, Vt. 4V47 rpO HENT Two furnls'hed rooms. Tablo IIOHN, Weatcrn Avenuo. " 47 tf " gost anct 23oxmn. T OST-Attho dance in 1'iitney. Nov 13, a iiiiiminu Kinu iiui iuii. i-iiiiier win e sultubly rewarded by returnliig pln to 51) South Mulii street. 47 lw LOST-llctwcen fi Illghlnnd Street and H. M, Wood's store. on ".Vednesday nlght, Iialr gold Iwwed spcetacles In Vaughan & llur nctt caso. Notily LUCVL. l'AUE, 6 Illgli. land Street. (1 lw FOUND-I havo in my poseesslon a dark brown curly haired water Spaniel. Ilo hns a leathcr strap arouud lils ncck. Tho ownercnn havo hlm by piovlng jiroperty and paylngcliarges. Theilog cuiiie hero Sunday, 0. 11. HOIlEltl'S. East Dover. Vt. Nov. 18 190U. 47 lw THAVED From my pasttuo In Newfane, two yearllng helfers, ono biack and whlio. other red nnd white. Finder notlfy M, H. ESTHAY Camo Into my pasturo on Put ney West hill, one llght lirlndle jeurllng steer. Tho owner Is iciucsted to provo pnip erty, pay vlmrges and tako liiin nway. (lEO. II. l'lllLI.Il'd, Putney, Vt.,Nov. 18. 1103. 47 lw A Card. Wo wlsh to extend our slnccro tlmnks and ourgratefulaiipiediition to tho Universalist socletylu Jucksonsvllle. tho memliers of tho cholrand to otherfrieudsfurtholrklndiiesscs. Imth by word und nct, ln tho tlmo ot our gieat sorrow, l'AHLKY F. CltOWN, NK'ITIU STAHU CLKMENT, NETTIE SIIKI'AHDSON, .MAItV l'OltTEH. ANI) THE UHANDCHII.UHEN, THE PHOENIX FOR 1904. The Phcenlx wlll be sent to new ub scrlben from Nov. 1st tlll Jan. 1, 1905, for $1.60, the regular yearly prlce. BRATTLEBOnO, FIIIDAY, NOVEMBfen 20, 1903. THE VERMONT PHCENIX. l'uhlished ovcry Frlday at Ilrattloboro, Vt.,by O. L. FRENCH. TEHJIS: JI..7) pcr year lnadvance; If not pald wlthln tho year ti. Itatcs of adycrtlslng fiirmshcd on nnpllcn tton. Blrths. dcaths and mnrrlnges publlshcd frco; Obltunry Notues, Pards of Thanks, etc. 75 ccnts cr lnch of 12 llnes or less. (Entered at tho Brattleboro Post Olllce as second classmall mattcr.) Is It legal nnd proper for n smnll fnrm er to post hls premlsca and keop hunters olT, but lllcgal and lmproper for a lnrge landownnr In do Ihn n.'tmn ttiir.9 rtin dolph llerald. The questlou accordlng to the Vermont constltutlon hlnges on tho word "ln closed." Theso hlg trncts of tlmbcr lnnds aro probably not "Incloscd" wlthln the in tcnt of tho constltutlon. TOlhlV thn Innn t'lin ilABari'na i.,,l.lln ifniuro geis u inrougu uio nowspnpers nnd the rcputntlon thus glven hlm is Kiiuwn iii ( vprv i rpMinn in tii, in,,,i r Albans SH'ssengcr. Cocksure? Now Imaclne. for I what would happen If tho mayor of a small clty got drunk. madc n dl.itiirh.Tnri. was nrrested nnd pald a fine. What would happen? Tho caso Is purely Imaglnary you know. Tho grafter Is comdemned on vrv hand, as he ought to be, but morally, is the tax dodger any dlfferent from the grafter? The man who conceals hls prop erty so that he may not bea'r hls share of the ptibllc burdens ls Just as much of a paraslte on tho body nolltlc ns thn grafter. Tho only dlfrerrnce Is that he ls wealther, nnd sometlmes more resncct- ed. Wlth more than 20 cnses of dlplithcrla repoited to tho hoalth otncer In Brattle boro wlthln thrco weeks we are fnclng a sltuatlon whlch demands extreme prc cautlon. Fortunately tho caaes thus far havo bcvn ln a mlld form, wlth but n slngle death, but no nssurnnco can be glvcn ns to tho form of the dlseaso nt any tlme in tho future. Oood work is being done In tho way of watchlng out and qulckly conflnlng susplclous casos. but the quarantlne arrangements can un doubtedly be strengthened. In coplng wlth epldemlcs of dlphtherla In some of tho large cltics peoplo who have been slck have not bcen glven their freedom untll, nfter convalescenco, cultures have been taken twlco from Uielr throats, nnd twlce returned with negativo results, good physiclans holdlng that ' a"'iWson mr.y have rccoyercd fr6m ,dlplthjrla yhlltv Kiin rctainlng in the throat germs wlth whlch he may trnnsmlt tho dl,sease. Wmildn't it be good policy to go tha llmlt wlth our ijunrnntlning rlght hcre and now? Mcdlcal ofllcers of both army nnd na vy are Intensely Intcrested in the exper Iments in nutrltion now being conducted nt Yale Unlverslty. A detachment of hospltnl eorp.s men, under an asslstant surgeon of the army, Is nlding in these tests, and tho young men who are sub Jrcts of an economical dlet, whlch Is a part of thls theory, are In llno condltlon, and there Is nothlng to Indlcato a Ioss of strength or vlgor. They tako part ln athletlc sports, and are havlng, In gen eral, a good tlme, although, necessarlly, they are under some restrlctlons, nnd are still amenablo to mllltary nuthorlty. Surgeon Oenernl O'Rellly, of the army, sayn that so far as tho experlments have gone they Indlcnte that the theory of a reduced a mount of food Is fully sustalned. It has boen found that lnstend of twenty llvo ounces of food, hcnlth nnd vitallty can be maintalned on nlne ounces a day. A full demonstratlon of thls wlll have an Important effect on the subslstenco de partments of tho army and navy, to say nothlng, says Oen. O'ncllly, of the ad vantage It would be to the world nt large. It ls proposed that the army medlcal de partment shall make a completo Inves tlgatlon, nnd lt will probubly tako a year or more before the experts are ablo to state anythlng posltlvely. The heavy fall ln Pennsylvanla rallroad stock ls said to havo Jeopardlzed the entirc fortunes of n group of great Phlladelphla mllltonnlres, nnd tho New York World explalns thls struggle of the Titans of tho money market as an utyick of tho comblned Rockefeller nnd Gould Interests upon Presldent A. J, Cnssatt of the Penn sylvanla road. The Pennsylvanla system had held Plttsburg, wlth Its enormous steel tonnage, as a sort of Glbraltar. Last sprlng Gould securcd a rallroad Interest Into Plttsburg. About that tlme a con tract explrcd between the Pennsylvanla rallroad cnmpany and Mr. Gould's Western Unlon Telegraph company In whlch Mr, Rockefeller Is deeply Interested. Mr. Cassatt refused to renew tho contract and lnstalled tho Western Unlon's great rlval, the Postal Telegraph, In every rallroad statlon on the Pennsylvanla system. The Western Unlon sought by nn Injunctlon to prevent any Interferanco wlth Its buslness. The answer of Cassat) wua hls ordpr, on May 21 last, for the tnstant des tructlon of 2000 mlles of Western Unlon poles and wlrcs along tho Pennsylvanla. Wrecklng crews were sent out, nnd In 36 hours ncarly 2000 mlles of poles,- some of them giant masts, carrylng 100 wlres each, were ruthlcssly cut down a des tructlon of 5,000,000 of the Westorn Unlon To the well prepared young man. and woman buslness llfo holds opportunltles as great as those in any professlon. Tho <SIJVESS , COLLEGB and School of bhonnand nnd Tolegraphy oflers the best preparatlon. 21 experl enced teachers. Vnluable lectures. 600 posltlons secured for our graduatea an nually, Sond at onco for cataloguo, Ad- property In a dny. Thls was tho llrst overt nct of war, and nccordlrig to the World tho Oould and nockcfellcr lntcrests, wlth all the schemes known to flnanclal generalB nnd wlth their unllmlted resour ccs. havo bcen nblo to Rtrlkn hnnk n slnir. gerlng blow, nnd the end of the feud has not come. Wlth the sale of "Nnulahka," Rudyard Klpllng's formcr homo ncar Brattleboro, th Vermont connectlons of thls tcsty and dlsagrceable Engllsh nuthor-cad may ne saiu to navo ocen severcd. It was "knocked down" to a New York man for about one-thlrd Its value, whlch In nn ln dlcatlon that the splrlt of hero worshlp hasn't enhanccd tho prlco of Klpllng osscssions. luutland News. Thls may pass for an oplnlon In Rut land, but lt wont go ln Brattleboro. In tho years that Mr. Klpllng llved ln Brat tleboro nnd Dummerston he devoted hlm- self strictly to hls work. People gen erally rcspected hls deslro for prlvacy nnd could understnnd the reason for It. The few who knew hlm on terms of frlondshlp found hlm nn extremely at tractlve personallty, und wlll nhvays re- taln pleasant recollectlons of Klpllng the man, not the nuthor. The clrcumstances whlch drove Mr. Klpllng from hls Ver mont home were regrettable, but he was not responslblo for them. Tho News probably does not know that when Mr. Klpllng last vlslted thls country many buslness nnd professlonal men of Brat tleboro Jolned In an Invltation asklng hlm to come to Brattleboro that a reccptlon mlght be glven In hls honor, and express ed a wlsh that he mlght return to llvo ln hls former home. Ifls reply was courteous nnd fellcltous, but he was unablo to nc cept the Invltation. It Can Be Spared. Tho Chrlstmas trce devastatlon wlll not ilourlsh In Windham county thls year as It has done for several years past not. at least In nelghborhoods where it hns already been carrled on bccause tho land owners havo found out what the work of tho treo cutters nnd treo dealers means. Orlglnally the Idea, or oxcuse, was that cuttlng ofT tho young evor greens cleared tho land and gavo the grass ln the pastures a chance. But nothlng of the klnd happens. Tho cut ters cut tho trces at whatever helght sults thclr convenlence, wlth no ref erenco whatever to clearing tho land. Qulte the contrary, for they even cllmb to wlthln a fcw feet of tho tops of tall, vlgorous spruces and firs and ruln them by cuttlng oft the tops, lcavlng the stubs standing. How a pasture, or a young growth of woodand, looka nfter thls pro cess can bo Imngined. Moreover, the farmers who have sold thclr trces on tho stump for H-4 to 1 cent apleec do not rcllsh hearing the cutters brag, after thclr work is done, that trees whlch they have bought for thls paltry sum wlll brlng them $2.50 to $3 or evon tlO In lhe"'clty mnr- kets. The Chrlstmae trce Industry. Vh'lch ruins future woodland growth, without cven the shadow of adeuuato re turn, ls ono that Vermont can do with out. The New Llcenses. Dldn't they ramble? Our Brattleboro license commlssloners. we mean. They showeil their backbono by rc- voklng the llcenses when It was evident that llauor had been sold to mlnors, but thclr last nctlon Is dldlcult to cxplaln. They sald ln the beglnnlng that they dld not iutend to grant saloon llcenses. be- llevlng that the llquor buslness could be conducted better In tho hotels than ln the saloons. Desplte thls they turnort down tho nppllcatlon of Georgo Danyew, who has taken a lease of the Brattleboro House, and granted the prlvllege of sell lng in a saloon to P. ti. Shea. Tho Phamix ls not an advocato of any particular rurn seller, but lt cannot sce why the commlssloners changed their mlnds in referenco to saloons nnd why C. C. Turner at the Amcrlcan Ilouse was glven tho prcferenco ovcr Georgo Dan yew nt the Brattleboro Ilouse. Mr. Dan yew has never been connected wlth tho rum buslness. Mr. Turner, back in the old days of prohtbltlon, was one of the several persons llned for lllegal selltng ln the Brattleboro Ilouse. Mr. Turner was employcd at the Amerlcan Houso thls year, whlle hls brother, also a violator of the old law, was the llccnsee, nnd C. C. Turner, nccordlng to tho evldenco be fore the commlssloners, was one of thoso who, by selllng to mlnors, caused T, F. Turner to lose hls license. Tho grantlng of the llcenses is more or less of a muddte, anyway. There ls no provlslon ln the present lawto meet the contlr.gency whlch the commlssloners found themselves faclng nothlng ln the way of reference to grantlng llcenses for nnythlng less than a year, nnd nothlng allowlng pro rnta payment of a llcenso fee to permlt selllng for a fractlonal part of a year, What the outcome wlll be is uncertaln. Tho secretarv of state, to whom tho rec ommendatlon of tho llcenso commlssloners Is fonwarded, may rofuso to glvo the 11- censees their clearing papera for tho time between now and next March. I.tcense ls not llkely to provo a hardy pereunlal in Brattleboro. In fact, many admirers of license aro free to admlt that when the llowers bloom In the sprlng of 1904 license wlll be blasted, frost bltten by the votes at the March i ' UlWtlUt) Vacclnatlon. Vnccinatlon may bo all rlght: 'It ls frequently more fatal, howovcr, than the dlseaso It Is deslgned to prevent, and mnklng It compulsory Is to our way of thlnklng entlrely wrong. Hardwick Ga- zette. Tho cdltor of the Gazctto may have been led to assume the role of an antl-vaccln-atlonlst by hls personal experience wlth tho dlsouse whlch prevalled In a mlld form In Hardwick a few yeara ago, tut hp Is taklng n stand whlch ls 'very rarely supported by physiclans. Not so very long agp tho mnyor of Cloveland, Ohlo, Bet up tla clalm that that clty was freo; frbm smallpox nnd that tho cradlcntlon had bcen brought about by a rlgld system of sanltatlon, entlrefy without vacclnatlon, Wlthln slx months tho'clty had'632 cases and 73 deaths. Our surgeons on golhg to Porto Rlco ln "898 found 3000 cases of STinllnox on the Island nnd the dlsease had long beer In an epldemlc form there. Wlth compulsory vacclnatlon tho dls easo has bcen blottcd out and tho chango of dcnth rato In ilvo years has been In tho proportlon of G21 to 2. Tho general ncglect of vncclnntlon In Germnny brought nn nnimal mortallty of 20,000, nnd culml nated ln the epldcmlc of 1871 wlth 143,000 dcaths. Compulsory vacclnatlon brought tho nverage deatfc rato from smaltpox ln Germany from 20,000 to 116. In tho Franco-Germnn war the German soldlers were vacclnated, the French wcro not. The French lost 23,000 men from tho dls easo, the Gcrmans 278. Many other casea llke thcso could be cltcd. That vacclna tlon through succcsslve goneratlons haB a modlfylng efTcct on the vlrulenco of tho dlseaso when lt does nppenr ls now tho bellef of many medlcal authorltles. Vac clnatlon, howevcr, 'should only bo per-formc-d by reltable physiclans who uso thorough nntlseptlc precautlons. A Correct Vlew. ISt. Albans Messenger. Thero is little llkellhood that Governor McCullough wlll call a spcctal sesslon of tho general assembly to conslder the nd vlsablllty of maklng nn approprlatlon for the rcpresentatlon of Vermont at tho St. Ixiuls exposltlon w'hcn the lawmakcrs of 1902 had the subject in hand and re fused to do anythlng about lt. Tho Mes senger used to thlnk, once upon a tlme, that lt was a buslnessllko thlng to ap proprlate money for tho rcpresentatlon of the state at these world's falrs, but they have become altogethcr too common to Insure anythlng llke a proportlonal re turn for the money that must be spent upon them. Canal Treaty Slgned wlth Panama. A treaty provldlng for constructlon of the Panama .Canal by the Unlted States was slgned Wednesday nlght by Secretary Hay and Mr. Bunau-Varilla. the mlnlster of Panama. The treaty gives the United States complete Jurlsdlctlon over tho canal strlp, and provldes for tho pay ment of $10,000,000 to Panama. The departments of Cauca and Antlo- qtila are thrcatening to secede from Colombla and seeklng admlsslon to tho republlc of Panama. An lnvaslon of the isthmus by Colom- blan troops from Buenaventura ls ru mored. Mlnlster Beaunre reDorts tho sltuatlon In Bogota critlcal, nnd lt ls thought llkely that relations between the Unlted States and Colombla wlll be sev ered. Reclproclty Olll Passed. Twonty-one members of the House. some of them republlcan.s, arrayed them selves In a hopeless mlnorlty ngalnst tho Cuban reclproclty blll yesterday after- noon soon arter 4 o clock. A rlslng voto resulted In 335 in favor to 21 against. A head-on colllslon of a frelght train on tho Blg Four rallroad between Mack- naw nnd Tremont, 111., yesterday after- noon kllled 31 men and Injured at least 15 more. Wreckago was plled 30 feet hlgh? on the track. The colllslon took plaoin mv- a sharp curve, nelther traln belngi vlstblo, tothe crew of the other untll , they were wlthln a few rods of eacli!othor.'u GENERAL YOUNG'S WAY. Back In the reconstruction period of the South, Lleutenant-General S. B. M. Young, the new Chlef of the General Stafl of the Unlted States Army, proved hlmself a hero of the fearless, lntrepld strlpe. The Incldent occured ln Texas. He wa3 n command of a garrlson in the Lone Star state. , Conslderable frictlon devel- oped between tho soldlery and tho cltlzens of tho town. Tho cltlzens made divers threats, and the blue-coats followed sult. Young rcspected the law, but thoso wero strenuous ttmes, and the Iron hand was needed down in that country. The people stormed, but Young merely Iaughed. Finally the town authorltles arrested one of the soldlers and haled hlm Into court. Tension was hlgh in the little town, and thlngs looked dark for the prlsoner. Young learned of hls arrest. He dldn't call In hls staft of advice and he dldn't wait to- consult wlth hls mllltary Jurlsts. Tho exlgeney had to be met quletly. nnd Young acted lnstanter. He ordered out a flle of soldlers, placed hlm self at their head, and marched rapidly down tho streets to tho court-house. The march startled tho townsfolk. They gathered ln angry groups, but they dldn't phaso the future commander-In-chlef of tho army. On he led the detachment. " Column left!" rang out as the little flle of soldlery - reached tho court-house steps, and up they marched and down the alsles of tho court-room, where Corporal Smlth, the prlsoner, reslgned to hls fate, was stand ing, whlle tho Judge was pronounclng hls sentence. Tho Justlco paused in hls Judl clal declamatlon and became dumb wlth amazement. Young's eyes flashed. " Corporal," he called out. " About facev forward, march!" Qulck as a llash, tho corporal wheeled about ln the prlsoner's dock and marched wlth regular step to Young's rellef detach ment. Young's column surrounded the prlsoner. Young glanced at the Judge, saluted hlm In mock courtesy, and agaln turned to hls men. " About face, forward!" he ordered, nnd tho soldlers wlth the rescued corporal In their mldst moved out nnd flled up tho streets to tho army post. It was a nervy act that mlght have pro clpltatcd rlot ln these days. but the cltl zens of tho town were paralyzed wlth amazement, and to thls day have never taken any steps ln reprlsal. Colller's Weekjy. The Chrlstlan Endeavorers havo bullt twenty-nlne churches ln destitute portlons of the Unltes States. Twcnty-one of these havo been bullt by the Chrlstlan Mlsslonary leftguo of the Rcformed church ln Amerlca. THE OLD RELIABLE Absolutely Puro THERE IS NO SUBSTITUTE.