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TIIE VERMONT PIICENIX, BRATTLEBORO, ERIDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 1903.
BELLOWS FALLS NEWS ORDERED OUT THEIR TROOPS. Tlie Tlme Recalled When Vermont and New Hampshlre Were on the Verge of Clvll War. tucly of early cvcnla ln tlio hlstory , i ilits vlclnlty, nnd tho mon conneclcd , itu th'tn, btings lo llght mnny fnets .i ul i oiiniotlons not hcrotoforo told. vininir thom ls tlio pecullur sltuatlon nl .i) two sldos of nn lmportnnt polltlcnl , ,.miictsy, of two mon, In lntcr years nmunntly eonnected wlth evcnts In i . Uclnlty of Bellows Falls. t'nl. Knooh Ilale, who bullt tho flrst t II bridgc hcross tlio Connecticut licro , 17tj. nnd was a loadlng resldcnt of thW scctlon, wan a land-holder In tho i.iwn of Rockingham nnd llvcd In town ,i mimbcr of years. Ilo was moderator Pl the town mootlng held Sept. 1, 170.", 11 il nt dlffcrent tlmcs held a numbcr of otlior local oniccs. Ilo dled ln Grafton In l)r. Wllliam Pngo of Charlestown, N. 11 , who, with Gon. Lewis R. Morrls of S-piiimin ld, Yt., was nanicd ns nn ln- i iip.ir.itor of tho Bellows Falls canal m 17'U. inoved to Bellows Fnlls ln 17'JS . i .1 w.is the projcctor and overseer of a I, imjf icturlng establlahment here. IIc i- tho lltat poatmnstor of Bellows Fnlls, olllre belng ln tho olllce of tho Canal . .mip.ny. whlch at that tlmo was located ii i small bulldlng stnndlng on tho ltrnw oi the hlll merlooklng tho canal, In the ii ir of the storo now occupled hy J. J, Fenton & Co. Ho wns grnndfnther of tho late Gov. John B. Pnge of Rutland, nnd dled ln Rutland In 1S10. Thoso two mon ln 17S1 wero promlnont iictora In a controveray whlch for some months threatened to plungo tho stntcs of ermont and Now Ilatnpshlro lnto clvll war, nnd, In fnct, each stato nc tually ordered out lta mllltary fully cdiilppcd and rcady to march ngalnst tho othcr at a moment's notlce, Only for a calm, conservntivo conslderatlon of tho other's sido of dlsputed queatlons and a strong reluctanco upon tho part of both states, the colllslon would havo occurred ind tho subsequent hlatory of peaceful nnd niutunlly happy relatlona would havo heen reversed. Vermont was thon an lndependent commonwealth, wlthout tles to othcr stntcs or natlons. New Ilampshlre was one of the orlglnnl 33 statca of tho unlon. Korty-flve towns east of tho Connecti cut rlver had voted by lareo majorltles to joln themselves to the republlc of Vermont, and Vermont hnd acccpted them. For some months tho mnjorlty and mlnorlly of thcse 45 towns had each liad thelr separate boards of olllcers, nnd rach hnd by thls means a reprcsentatlvc in the Vermont and nlso tho New Ilamp shlre leglslature. A county known ns Washington county, Vt., hnd been formcd of towns In New Ilampshlro terrltory wlth Charlestown na Its shlro town. Dr. Wllllnm Pago was hlgh sherlff of thls county under Vermont authorlty, and ,it thc snme tlme Col. Enoch Unlo was hlgh sherlff of Cheshlre county, ns thls same terrltory was known in New Ilamp shlre The leglslature of Vermont hnd tnet nt Charlestown ln October, 17S1. A clash of authorlty was sure to comc. Early ln Novembcr, 17S1, Sheriff Pago. under Vermont authorlty, had arrested two ctttzens of Wcstmorcland for some orfence. Tho leglslature of New Ilamp shlre, then sittlng nt Exeter, passed a speclnl stntute empoworing Col. Ilnle to go to Charlestown and releaso theso men "held under tho pretended nuthor itv of Vermont." Falllng to accomplish tlils, he was to call on tho mllitia for asslstance. lle went to Charlestown nnd dcmanded of Jaller Ely the releaso of the prisoners. Belng refused he mado show of nttempt at breaklng lnto the jall and was prompt ly arrested nnd placed In jall hlmsclf. The nlTair belng reported to tho governors or both Vermont nnd New Ilampshlre, Govcrnor Chittenden of Vermont author ized Dr. Fage to go to Exeter and en deavor to arrango some pcnceablo so lutlon of the dimculty regardlng author lty over thls terrltory. Upon thls ar rlval at Exeter, thoy wero promplly ar rested by dlrrect warrant from tho pres Idcnt of tho councll of Now Ilampshlre. The governors of each state at onco ordered a reglment of malltla to bo armed nnd enulpped, rcndy to mnrch at n moment's notlce, to mnlntntn tho dig nlty of thelr respectlvo commonwealths. ln thls situaiion, wmi wu all, and excllement runnlng hlgh nmong tlie peoplo on both sldes, tlio stralned cnndltlona reninlned for some wecks. Gov. Chittenden opened a personal cnr respondcnco wlth Gen. Washington, nnd through the latter's r.alm and conserv ntivo ndvlce. Vermont waa Induccd to glve up all claim to terrltory east of the Connecticut, although tho indlvldual towns still held to thelr orlglnnl wish to remaln a part of that .state. Tho west buik nf tho Connecticut wns flxed upon ns the dlvldlng line betwcen tho states, and it so remnins today. Tho sherirfs wero released about Janunry 1, 17S2, on thelr own recognlzance, nnd wero never brought to trlnl. A fcw wceks lntcr they becnme promlnent nnd inlluential clt- b.ens and buslness men oi iuu vm-.hu Bellows Falls. and wero flrm Personal friends. Very soon nfter thls Vermont wns admitted as tho mn simu unlon, thls Incident belng pno polnt ln thelr plea for admlsslon. of the strong Dled from Dlphtherla. A young son of Thomas E. Morrls liv Ing on tho island, dled Frlday mornlng of dlphtherla. No physlclan had been cal ed untll thc day beforo and no quarant ne had been made. An oldcr s ster ottended her school the day beforo the death oc curred and considerahlo anxloty has been caused as to the spread of the dtaeMO. Another Morrls chlld was taken slck Wed nesduy nnd antl-toxlno was promptly ad mlnlstered. Mr. Morrls Is nn employe of the mllls. and llves ln the house owned by tho Mooro & Thompson Paper com pLy, formerly known as the ' Wnlker housc, across the street from the Island House. summer cottage at Lnke Sunapee. Ho ex pects to go tomorrow to Enfield. Mass.. for the winter. Hls slstors are llving in Enfield. N. S Brockway went yesterday to nls Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Porter o( New Havcn, Conn., came to Bellows Falls Frl day nnd spent Sunday wlth thelr daugh ter. Mrs. Jay T. Stocklng. Deacon C. W. Osgood was In Lyndon ville over Sunday. spendlng the day at tho dlfferent churches there ln the ln terests of tho Antl-Saloon league. Ho wlll adres the Bellows Falls HlB" Echool Frlday. Dec. i. upon the subject of "Art." , Th nnnuarthank-ofterlng meetlng of tho ladles' unlon of the Congregatlonal church was held Frlday a tornoon nnd evenlng at the home of Mlss Eltobeth Wllllams. A large number of men took tea wlth the ladles, and the ofterlng was much the largest ln the hlstor of tho soclety. , . , The schools of the village held a BOlld sesslon Wednesday. and In thls way closed for the Thanksglvlng vacatlon soon ufter noon. th-.s glvlng teachera nd pu plls an opportunlty to Bet out of town II thoy wlshed the day boforo Thnnks glvlng! Schools wlll begln agaln Mon day mornlng. E C. Bolles, for somo years manager of the telephone company's Interests nt White Rlver Juncllon, realgned there a few weeks ago. tho reslgnntlon taklng etfect lnst Saturday nlght. He has moved hl fnmllv herp nnd wlll for the present Hve wlth hls parenti, Mr. and Mrs F. A. Uolles on Green street. He has gono lnto the offlce wlth hls father . where he wlll conduct a general collectlon ousi- BfSS. . ic ..rr.hra f tha Christlan En deavor societles of the Baptlst and Con- gregatlonnl chtirchcs went lo Saxtons Rlver Stindny cvcnlng, some by troltey nnd sotno by tentns. Thoy took part thoro ln a unlon mcotlng of all tho Moelctles In the towns of Rockingham and Athens. Tho Congregallonal ehurch waa crowded nnd a very helpful sesslon was held. The electrlo road held tho cnr duo lo lenvo nt S untll tho olose of tho lncellng to aconm modati lta pattona. About 1G0 Endenvor crs were prcsent. The nuctlon salo of tho Carlton 13. Webb fnrin nnd pcrsonnl prnporty wna held Tuosiluy nnd drow n largo iiumhor of ln tercsted spcctntors. It ls tho flrst rarm north of tho vlllngo nnd has been ln the ownershlp of tho Webb famlly slnco 1777, nnd on It Carlton Webb was born, and dled thero last sprlng. The place ls a valunhle one, hut the bldders on tho farm were, not iiumerous, nnd It wns struck nft to Dr. O. M. Goorgo for $!iS00. Dr. George botight It na an Invcstment, whlch would heetn to bo a wlso ono at tho Ilguro namcd. WESTMINSTER. The Kurn Haltln Homes. A truo stntement ns to th0 oorrect rcu sons for the actlon of tho trustees of the Kurn llnttin Homes in closlng tho GltTs Home at Wcstmlnstor wlll no douht he of Interest to your rendera. It wlll ho remcmbered thnt the Kurn Hnttln Uoines wero stnrtcd orlglnallv for uoys, anu timt wns the work tho a.-so- clatlon undcrtonk under tho lcadcrshlp of I Rev. C. A. Dlcklnson. Afterwnrds Mrs. i Dlcklnson deslrcd to hnvo a home for glrls nnd opcned for that purposc her chlldhood's home, tho Ooodrldee place. I AVhen Mr. Dlcklnson's health falled nnd I he wns obllged to go West, Mrs. Dlekln- i son wns unablo to care for thls loimer nnd the trustees of tho Kurn Hnttln ' ilomes nndcrtook to carry It on. Thoy wero permltted to use tho Goodrldgo home for thls purposo for tho tlme helnij. but tho partlca who control tho proporty now wlsh to dlsposo of It nnd tho Kurn Hnttln nssoclatlon ls not In condltlon to purchnsp It. We, therefore. thought It best to closo thls pnrt of tho work nnd conflno our cftorts wholly tp our orlglnnl purposo of carrylng on the two homes for boys, one nt Westminster nnd ono nt Saxtons Rlver. The trustees regret tho clrcumstances, but they fcel that they nro nctlng ln n wlso and buslnoss-llko way to take the posltlon that they have, and nro confldent that thoso who know these condltlons would ngrco wlth them. W. J. VAN PATTRN, Presldent. Nov. 12, 1003. Slrs. Cecll Ashwell ls serlously 111. Jesslo Kimbnll ls homo for her vaca- tion. Mlss Bessie Wrlght ls ln Boston for two wceks. Mrs. R. Ashwell has returned from Ohlo. Mlsses Graco and Viola Kenton nre homo for n short tlme. Dudley I'r,scntt has been ln town a part of the week. Mrs. K. M. Burchard of Brattleboro ls tho guest of Mlss Kcllogg. Mr. and Mrs. Wllllls Farr of Burling ton aro the guests of Mr. and Mra. Robert Karr. Mr. nnd Mrs. J. I.awrenco of I.awronep Mllls, Itartonsvllle, spent Sunday wlth Mlss S. E. Hllls. An Interestlng sermon was dcllvered Thanksqlvlng evonlng by tho pastor, Rev. G. II. Delievolse. Mlss Grace Darllng of North Adams, Mnss., ls wlth her slstcr, Mary, nt tho parsonngo for n few dnys. Mra. Mary Jennlson and Mrs. Martha Smlth have closed thelr houses for tho winter and have left town. Mrs. Ij. C. Richardson was called to Sprlngfleld Monday hy the sudden ilp.it h of Mrs. Chnrlcs Gutterson, slster of Tred Iovejoy. Mr. and Mrs. II. A. Wyman of Keeno and Mr. and Mrs. J. Q. Piercp of Bellows Kalls wero Thanksglvlng guests at I. C. Wyman's. Mrs. E. M. May, who has been spondlng tho summer In Woodsvllle, N. II., has arrlved at her daughter's, Mrs. II. S. Cady's, for tho wintcr. Threo glrls from tho Homo leavo thia week. Ono gocs to I.eominster, Mnss., Agncs Avery to Kceno nnd Carollno Rowcll to Mcdford, Mnss. Thus, ono by one, wo s.ty good-byo to the brlght, help ful glrls who have, In tho past seven ycnrs helped to cheer nnd hrightcn inany hcarta. It la wlth rcgret that the village peoplo say good-byo to Mr. Killlngbeck and famlly, who wlll movo soon to St. Johns bury. Mlss Gwenn Killlngbeck wlll ho cspeclally mlssed ln tho Junlor Christlan Endeavor soclety, of whlch she was presl dent, nnd nlso a member of tho graduat Ing class for Christlan Endeavor day ln Pebrunry. Kollowlng ls tho progrnm for tho mcet Ing of tho Kortnlghtly club on Monday, Nov. 30: Current events: p.ipers ljy teach rra of four schools; gcneral remarks by the Buperlntendent; "School Dlclpllnc," tonch cr ln dlstrlct No. 10; "To what cxtcnt should Musle and Physlology bo tnught ln our schools," tcnchor In dlstrlct No. 7: "IIow parents may nld mo ln my work," primary tcachor in dlstrlct No. 8; "IIow to teach tho Engllsh lan gunge," Grammar school teachcr ln dls trlct No S; musle. Mlss S. W. Kellogg wlll le tho hostess. GRAFTON. Thero wlll bo nn Illustrated lecturo at tho town hnll Wednesday evenlng, Dec. o Mrs. Helen Ilamilton has closed her houso for tho winter, and gono to Dublln, N. II. Mrs. Jano Taft of Buftalo, N. Y who was formerly a teacher here, was ln town last Monday. Mrs. Iowls S. Walker has gono to spond tho winter wlth her son in Bellows Falls, and her daughter ln Now York clty. Mrs. Charles Barrett spent a day hcro calllnt; on old friends on her wny from Now York to Orwell, whero sho spent Thanksglvlng wlth her hrother. Mlss Annlo M. Walker lt at homo from Vermont Academy, and Charles Palmer and Iynn Lawrenco from Leland and Gray semlnary for tho Thanksglvlng va catlon. cfmrles McCormnek. superlntendent. and Melvln H. Beck, a mlner, wero kllled Saturday by an cxploslon ln tne vinnica tor mlno In Cripple Creek. Colo.' Offlcers of tho Vlndlcator Mlning company ns sert that tho exploslon wns caused by an infernal mnchlne nnd 400 mllltlamen wero placed on guaru arouna tne com pany's proportles. at onco. bccauso it la Be iure to TRY A oar Privato SUtmp WESTMINSTER WEST. Sudden Death of Mrs. Henry P. Ranney. Mrs. Frnncea Augustn. wlfe of Henry P. Rniiney, dled very unexpoctcdly of henrt fnlluro on tho niornlng of Thurs lay, tho lfith lnst. She hnd apparently been ln tho best of health sluee her 111 nejs of n yenr ago. There hnd heen no wusplclon of any henrt troublo untll very rcccnlly, nnd It wns not untlclpatpd by nny one, not even tho physlclan whnm sho roniudted, thnt thero would he an Immedlately fatal rosult. Sho wus the daughti r of B. W. llnin hloii, a well-known resldent f the vlllnKo, who dlod mnny years ago. The dnto of her hlrth wns Atigust , 1M3. so thnt she hnd Just passpd tlie llmlt of three seore nnd toli; but sho wns very nrtlvo. eheer ful and nf compnratlvply youthfnl npponr unco, constunt nt ehnrrh nnd nt soclal KatherlnKs, pii thnt no nm- rcfrnrded her ns a persoii of lulvnn-ced ngp. Khe was ediicatcd ln the common nnd solcct schools of tho vlllagp, nnd for a tlmo ln tho nr:ulom In Orford, N. II.. then a llonrlshltiK iiistltullon under tho chnrge of lloiner O. Hltchcock, a natlvo of W'est mlnstor nnd nftcrward n celehrntcd stir gpon nf Knlnmnzoo, Mlch. Amnng tho studonts nt thnt tlmo were Judge .Inmes II. Rlchnrilson of Ilonton nnd John C. Ilnle of Clpvelnnd; Rpv. Dr. Savcry, a promlnpnt Unltnilan clergyman of Mnatn ehUK'tls, her own rccent pastor nt Wost mlnstpr, nnd Edwnrd Clnrk, Iho musle tenchcr nnd ileahr of Brattleboro, whose funeral occurred Ihp satnp aftcinoun. She w.is marrled to Henry P. Ranney, n promlnpnt fltizen of the West pnrlsh, respected and honored by hls townsmen ln mnny ways, amoiiB others hy nn elec tion to the leglslature on Dec. 7, 1S53. U was ln cniitcmplatlon to obscrvc thc r0th .uinlvi'isiiiy of llu- opo'islon ln a iiuhl way. whlch would have heen done wlthln a fow days. She was iiossessed of a flne pcrsonnl appoarnnce, nnd was attractlvo ln all her personnllty as fcw are. She had been a member of thp church moro than 50 years, actlve In all forms of church work. ln partlcular sho had chnrgo of the primary dcpartment of the Sunday schonl for a long perloil, a whojo Kenoratlon of boys and glrls passlng un der her Instructlon and Inlluence, most of wiioni havo gono forth to llve useful llves elsewhero nnd to do credlt to thelr early tralnlng. Sho leaves an only daughtor. the wlfe of Alfred S. Hnll of Wlnchester, Mnss., a promlnent lawyor recently choscn to the leglslature of that state; a slster, Elvirn, the wlfe of J. O. Smlth of thls plnce, nnd the only other near relatlves are tho Rulertson Brothera, pniK'r manu facturera of Hlnsdale nnd Ashuclot. who arp couslns. Rclatlvps upon tho slde of her hushand are numcrous. very many of whom wero present at the funeral on Snturday aftcrnoon. The scrvlces wero conducted In a IHtlng mnnncr by her re ccnt pastor, Rev. Henry A. Goodhue of Brattleboro, who had known her from chlhlhood, nxslsted by Rev. E. Hny- wurd of Putney. The ehurch cholr, to whlch she had hplonged in her youth, sang two bi'autlful aucl approprlnto hymns whlch were her favnrltcs. Sho was laid poacefully to rct near the closo of n brlght afternoon, sunny, llke her own dlsposltlnn nnd llfe, ln tho cemctery hnrd by the houso of God whlch she so frc nuented nnd loved. Mrs. C. G. Rohlnson went to Sprlngfleld last Monday to joln her hushand. Rev. nnd Mrs. Henry A. Goodhue of Brattleboro wero ln town to nttend Mrs. II. P. Ranney's funeral. Alfied S. Ilall returned to W'lnchester, Mnss, last Monday. Mrs. Hnll wlll re maln wlth her father some tlme. I.ouls Mlller's nuctlon snlo l.ist week Wednesday wns well nttendcd. Tho stock was of good quality and brought good prlces. SAXTONS RIVER. Mia. I.ula llason of Bartousvlllo Is at C. L. Galu's. - Chnuncey and Helen Whltcomb havo whooping cough. Mrs. Jennlo Tnft of Buftalo, N. Y.. Is visltlng U. 1". Tnft. Krank Tnft of Norwich, Conn., ls vis ltlng nt 13. P. Tuffs. Mr. and Mrs. C. 11. Whltcomb spont Huuday in Hpringlleld, tlils stato. Thero weio no scrvlces nt the Baptlst chur-'h Sunday on aecount of tho lllncss of Itev. Mr. Koote. Tho graded schools held thelr Thanks ghlng oxerclsea In thelr rooms Tuesday ufteriioon. They had severnl vlsltors. Frank Clement mnveil Saturday from' tho Trost house to a teneinent ln Mrs. I'iddock's house, recently vacated by I'eicy Illlngsworth. Tho new hotcl Is prosresslng slowly. the commltteo not knowlng Just what they wlll do, but they nro talklng now of tearlns down all tho old buildlngs and puttlng up nn cntirely new one. Ezra Kisher'a nuctlon s.ilo of horses nnd cattlo Saturday was well atteniloil, and $2000 worth of property wns sold be twcen 11 o'elock n. m., nnd 3. p. m. C. 1'. Gllson wns tho nuctloneer. Thero wns nn entertnlnment consist Ing of illustrated songs nnd a lecturo on the splrltual nnd soclal work of the Sal v.itlon Army Tuesday ovcnlng at tho Con gregatlonal church for tho bencflt of tho Warner Home. Yale 16, Harvard 0. Yulo partlally rctrleved her dcfeat at tho bands of I'rlnceton by shuttlng out Harvard ln a florcely played game at Cambridge, Mass., Saturday, In whlch tho Blue threo times crossod her rival's goal llno. As Mltchell klcked only ono of the goals tho llnnl score was 1G to 0. Forty thousand peoplo looked from tho soats of tho blg stadlum upon tho con test. Harvard showed her best foot hnll of tho senson, nnd for a good part of tho flrst hnlf nctually outplayed Yalo, ripping blg holes ln tho llno and golng through for galn aftcr gnln. But Yale rallled In tho last dltch, and Just as Harvard secmcd bound to score held to tho thlrd down, and forced Mnrshall to try a goal from tho fleld to no purposo whatevcr. Onco Harvard had tho ball Insldo tho one-yard line. Two of Yale's scorea camo from tho blocking of punta, and both In klcklng and hnndllng punts Y'alo oxcelled. To Harvard it was a gamo of lost opportunlties. Sm-th " I wonder what Br-wn Intcnds to do wlth ull the money ho got for thoso hlstorlcnl novcls ho wrote." J-n-s " Ho Intenda to travel. Ho fcels that ho ought to vislt somo of tho placcs ho wroto about; Just to seo what they aro Uko." Llfo. A WEAK ST0MACH, nesldcs belng the cauee of most slckness, la also contrnry to Naturc. Itwas intcndcd that tlils importnnt orgnn should bo strong and henlthy, for it la from thla aource wo icceivo nll our strenuth. Then lt is vory Iniportant that you commenco taklng Hostetter's Stomach Bitters unlversnlly acknowledKCil to lw the liest stom. ach etrentrthener ln tlio world. ror ou years n nns oceu ruvi-vbbi uu used by alckly peoplo all over tho couutry. It wlll posltively uuro Nausea.Sick Headache, Heartburn, Dyspepsia, Indigestion, Cramps, Liver Complaints, Insom nia, and Malaria. Fever and Ague. BOTTLE TODAY. The genulne must haTe orer the neck. AT ALL DRUGGISTS. SAVEDFROMTHEKNIFE Cal-cura Solvcnt, Dr. Kcnntdy's New Modl r.lno Wlll Dlssolvo and Cxpcl Stone and Gravcl from tlio Systcm. A surgiral oncrntinji ia no longer noces. sary for tho romovnl of Stomj ntnl Qrnvel from tho Kidncvs a:i liU-lricr, tinco tho. nen mo.liciiie, C.il-c-ir i Si.t.eut, discovcrcd l)y tlio wetl-'.no'..M ji.ij .i.'iaa nnd surgeon, r. ) vid iven it Kenncily l!ow, Kiii" t.m, K. Y., qnlcVy dKxolvcs nml Bwiftly o'p' ! Sti-tic, ; t nii'l Vhito Orav oj, tluw fr'-i iuj t!i jv i ut of tlioinllaiumn ti n 14H-1 iMin, ca i nl hy thu Jircsi'iico of h i litt o firmatiniis. IViter thnti nll, C.l-i ur i HoHent prevoata tliu fornmtion of Slmio nad Clravef nnd nll uii nciil condi ttiiiirt of tho bknid. Tho lncdicnl jirofes pion lms necepti'd nnd lipurtily cndorcd tlio )rincljial Ulion vhicll J)r. Kciiiicdy lin-4 b.isod m vl.iilus for Cal.cuia !Sol MiUt. V'rito to tlio Cnl.cnra Compnny, Kenne dv liow, ltoudout, K. Y for a frco H.iinplo b'ottl.-. Itpmpinher: Only ono Pr. llavid Kcn licdy eu r lisi d in lloudotit, CHy of Kiiigs tim. K. V., nnd ho win you Rct hU new nnd Ittist. nn dii iuc, n ..ic'a is nuld only iu tl.OOWllt-B. A Lesson In Taxatlon. Rnndolph Ih'rnld. Suppose n communlty composed solely tif Messrs. Smlth. .lones nnd Biown. Smlth has n farm woith $2000, stock nnd tools woith $1000; In nll $2000. .loncs has $1000 In mnney. Brown hns a htuek of merchandlso worth $3000. The puhllc exponso of conduetlng thelr communlty (or government) ls $700 a oar for schools, hlghwnys nml genernl pxpendltures. Thls Is the way lt would Hgute: Smlth'a npprnls.il, $3000 1000 3000 Jnnca a apprnlsal, Brown's nppralsal, Total, On thls basls, the publlc would he dlvldcd ns followa: Smlth'a shnre, Jonca's shnre, Brown's sliare, $7000 expenses $300 100 300 $700 Total, An eqnable dlvlslon. Now supposo that Smlth sells hls farm and stock to Jones nnd tnkes a mnrtgago of tho same. Under our prcsent Ver mont systcm of npprnlsnl, the thrco par ties would bo llsled for the follnwlng amounts- Smlth ($1000 cash reeelved from Jones and $2000 nnto securcd hy mortgago on fnrm) $3000 Jones ($3000 fnrm. less $1000 offspt nllowed ngalnst stock) $20f0 Brown $3000 Totnl, $:000 Hero ls nn npparent lncrease of $1000 ln proporty, when, In fnct, thero hns heen no Incrpase nt nll. Suppose the puhllc pxpense to be tho snme aa beforo, thls is the way it Is now dlvldcd: Smlth's Bhnre, $2(52.30 Jones's shnro 173.00 Brown's share. 262.50 Totnl. $700.00 That Is, Jones, under tho present sys tcm, nssumes S7."i of tho tnx burden formerly borne by Smlth nnd Brown when ho purehnseM n farm nnd runs in duht for lt. But supposo that lnstoad of purchaslng Smith's fnrm Jones buys Brown's store. Then, under our systom of allowlng offset In full for dehts owlng when thero Is sutllclent pcrsonnl estate to covor thom. thls Is the wny tho nppralsal would stand: Smlth (farm and stock) $3000 Jones (vuluntion of store, less $2000 owlng) 1000 Brnwn ($1000 ensh receivod from JoneH nnd Jones's noto for $2000) $3000 Totnl. - $7000 And tho publlc expense would bo borno ns follows: Snilth's .shaie, , $300 Brown's share, 300 Totnl, $700 Whlch is tlio same ns beforo the store wns sold. This littlo study may serve to show why young men wlth llmltrd capltn lre fer to buy storos instead of farms. lt shows also how, whenever a real est.ito mortgage la recordod, the granil llst grows nt the expensn of the mort gagor nnd to the ndvantage of the mort gngeo nnd of thlrd partii-B, whose tax loads aro llghtcncd. And lncldsntnlly lt may Indlcnto why Smlth and Brown. wlth thelr two vot-s aro nnio to necp sucu a tnonsiious s.s- tom ln vngue, slnco poor Jones has hut ono voto. Aren't thero jiistlco nnd magnnnhnlty onoiiRh nmong tho Smlths nnd Browns of Vermont to ielleo Jones or tlio load ne ls staggoiing under when ho buys a farm and trles to pay off tho mortgnge? Atroclous Cruelty, Newport Express and Standnrd. A cnso of cruelty to a town charge llke thls of Almeda Hoyt of Westfield is I enough to mako a person's blood boil ' wlth indlgnatlon. Thlnk for n moment of the facts ln tho cnse, as they aro shown to appe.tr. Iu tho tlrst place a poor un- dcrwilted glrl, wlthout a frlend In the world, let out, dlsposed of, got rld of, for one dollar and fltty cents a week, a aum not largo enough to feed a hungry cat, much less n human belng. Thla glrl mado to nct day after day as a scare crow to keep crows out of the corn; mado to drag wood and ralls as fuei from tho Ilelds to the houso; scantlly clothed; fed on tho slop of tho mllk thnt the separator leaves for tho hogs; mado to sleep upon a bed of 111th, starved, pounded and nbused untll death comcs to her rellef anu leaves tho poor cmac latcd framework, covered wlth brulses, tho intcstlnes vold of food, and tho crushcd, drawn nnd plnched features ns proof of somebody's tcrrlble gullt. And nll thls ln a clvillzed communlty of God lovlng and God-fearlng people. The womnn, Mrs. Roso Ducharmo Ostroul, humnu bruto aa sho seenis to be, ia to blamo for thls, but sho ls not ajl to blame. Tho overseer of tho poor of tho town of Westfield Is to blame, and so la tho town. To bo sure, the peoplo wero not cognlzant of tho facta ln tho caso untll It was too late to remcdy them; but they should have been. Men nro nppolntcd to look aftor Just Buch cases, and if they attend to thelr buslness no such caso as the nbovo would over havo hap pened, It was not wllfullness pn the part of tho town, but carclcssncss, and it was negllgenco on the part of the overseer. But lt was a grlovous fault. Tho poor aro among ua nnd it should bo tho prldo of overy town, not to seo how cheap a town charge can bo dlsposed of, but how comfortablo they can bo made so that thelr last days may he days of peace. Esneclally should this be tho caso wlth fcmalo paupers who are frequently made such dlrectly or Indlrcctly through men. And It should be so In nll cascs. What Is a paltry tax when that tax goes to make somebody comfortablo Tho Baldwln locomotlve works at Phlladelphla havo turned out 1409 loco motlves eo far thls yenr. It Is expectod that tho total output of tho year wlll bo closo to 1850 machlnes. an nvernge of slx for evory worklng day. The nverngo cost Is $15,000 each. The company em ploys 15,000 men In Its works at Phlla delphla, and 2000 in Burnham, Pa. The weekly pay roll Is $225,000. Llghtnlno Photographs. Durlng h Ihunderstorm recently a num bcr of Swlss marksmeii were struck hy llghtnliig whlln Iirnetlclng nt the rlllo bull". It wna subsequently fnund thnt upnn thelr bodles wetc Imprlnted photo griiphlc Impresslons of tho trees by whlch tho ringo Is siirroundpd. The report of the nffnlr hns heen recelvpd wlth lucrcd ullty ln some of tho London papers. The skpptlclsm la more suriirlslng than the occurreiice. Kor ut lenst n century nnd a quarter the photoraphle iiowera nf lighl- nins hnvo been known to the acii-ntlst. The reporris of tho Roynl soclety nhnund wlth data upon the polnt. Benjamln Franklin noted nn lnslnneo In 17CB ln whli-h the euVot of what he erroni'ously dcsoilhcd ns u thunderbolt wns to pholo- grnph upon the brenst of a mnn the llke- ness of n tne cir.ilnst whlch he was stand- Ing. A New York sclontlfle Jonrnnl noled a ease of n little rIiI upon whosn body whs Imprcsscil tho px.ict imsgp of n joung maple tree growing bpfnre the win- dow nt whlch sho slood when struck by llKlituliiK. Seen nt nlght a d.ish of llghlnlng np lars little moip powerfnl ns an llluml nnnt than moonllRht. As a matter of fact, the durntlon of ono of these Ilashoa ls so brlef thnt 1,000,000 of them In auc- ccsslon could be crowded lnto tho sp.ico of a slnglo spcond. If one flash could lnst but n tenth of n accond lt would glve near ohjccts an lllumlnntloti 100,000 tinn-s more brllll.int than that of moonllRht. The most rapldlv l-itnting bodlea known to si Ienc- appi ar abwlutely statlnnary when llt up by It. Tho brllllnncy of n rir-iMll is Incompirihly Ipsr vlvld tbali thnt of a ll.ish of llKhtnlng, helng, rough ly, ih hrl?htcr tlrin nd hot Iron. A serles of unnuthentloiitpd instnnrns of iihotoi?int)hy by llghtnliig wns eom munleated to the Itoyal Soclety hy I'im fcfut'ir Andrcs Pocy. at one tlme dlrector of the HiiVMii.i ohservntory. Among hls Inslnnii s weio sever.il very notnble onex A tree in whlch wns a boy In the nct of robblng a blnl's nost was struck hy llght nlng. I'pon tho bronst of the boy ap pearod tho iinage of brnnches nf the tree. wlth the nost lodged In them nnd the ynnng blrds In the nost. ITpnn thc back of a snllor struck dond hy llghtnliig ap pearod n photograph of a horseshoo fas tencd to the foremnst ngalnst whlch he hnd been stnndlng. Another marlner had left upon hls chest tho Inscrlptlon " 4.4 " Just ns lt nppenrcd upon one of the masts. Agaln. a young mnn. struck when wear Ing n helt ln whlch ho hnd coneealed n quantlty nf colns. cnrrlcd to hls grnve the photogrnphln Impresslon of thoso colns. Moro rcmarkable still was the caso of a lady upon whose leg waa Imprlnted tho Impresslon of a llower whlch happenod to be ln the path of the electrlc current, nnd was photographed through a brlck wnll. Health's Decalogue. Klrst lllse onrly, rctlro early and flll your dny wlth work. Second Water and bread malntaln llfe; pure alr nnd sunrfhlne nro lndlspen snble to health. Thlrd l'rugnllty and sobrlety fnrm the best ellxlr of lonttevlty. Pourtli - Cleanllness prevonts rust, the best caied for m.ichlties last the longest. Klfth Eii'iugh slcep rnpnlrs waste nnd strengthons; too mu "b slpep softons and enfeeblos. Slxth To !- sensilily drcssed Is to glvo free'iom to one s mvpmenls nnd onough wnrmth to bo prolootod from sud den ch ingi s of ti'tnp. r.ituio. Sevcnth- A clenn and checrful houso mnkos n happy homo. Rlghth The mlnd is refroshcd nnd In- vlgorntcd nv dlstractlons nml ninuse ment. but ii'.i'hp "of them loads to dlssl patlon, nnd dlslpatlon to Mc. Nlnth -I'hoprfulness mnkos Invo of llfp. nnd Iovp of llfe is hilf of health. On the contrary. s.idness nnd dlseouragement hnsten old nge. Tenth Do you gain your llving by your liUellcct .' Then do not allow your arms and logs to grow stlff. Do you earn our liread by your plckaxe? Do not forget to cultivate your mlnd nnd to enlnrgp your thought. - fFrench Mpdlcal Roview. M iry had a lltttle lamb. I.IUewIsf nn oyster stew. Snlad. cakp, a pleee of ple And a bottle of pale hrew Thon a few houis later She had a doctor, too. Chlcago Daily News. One hundred and flfty-three whnles wero hlown aahoro on Newfoundland one nlght recently during a galo. They woie unahle lo gi-t mit of tho shnllow water. and tho llsher ponplc kllkd thom wlth oxes nnd spens. i. ipmg a rlch harvest. ln thp got-r nio'it if thi fr IC.ist lu dlan possossluus th-' Itiiioh hnvo a law whlh pnnld. tli t tlio t' siimnny of one whlit- in in slrm ln so'on n ii ! - s r 'nl Itu unlon i.-i nr-'i i.; 11 . ' law by l!i.- i pm n .i tond i i oq-.tal lo that of Gt-rni.m ctlonl il tiivi of a slmilar ..ui' nt in iis ile- s of Flesh When you can't cat brcak fast, take Scott's Emulsion. When you can't eat bread and buttcr, take Scott's Emulsion. When you have been living on a milk diet and want something a little more nourishing, take Scott's Emulsion. To ct fat you must eat fat. Scott's Emulsion is a great fattener, a .great strenath Civer. Those who have lost flesh want to increase all body tissues, not only fat. Scott's Emulsion increases them all, bone, flesh, blood and nerve. ror invalids, tor con valescents, for consumptives, for weak children, for all who nced flesh, Scott's Emulsion is a rich and corn fortable food, and a natural tonic. Scott's Emulsion for bone, flesh, blood and nerve. We will send you a free sample. Be sure that thls ptcture In the lortn of a Ubtl Is on the wrapper of every bottle el tmulilon you buy. SCOTT & BOWNE, Q1EM15TS. 409PearlSt,N.Y. 50c and i all dru&lsU WORTH A KING'S RANSOM, MR3. COL. E. J. GRESHAM, Treas nror DauEhters of the Confederacy, and Presldent Ilcrndon Villago Improvo mcnt Socloty, tvTitcs the follo-wlng lotter from lieradon, I'alrfax oounty, Va.j Ilcrndon, Va, Tho Pcrnna Medlolno Co., Columbns, O. : Gentlcmen "I eannotspoak too hlgh ly of tho valuo of Poruna. I beliovo that I owe my llfo to its wondorful xncrlts. I sufforcd wlth oatarrh of tho head and luncs in lta worst forra, untll Ask Your Druqqist for a free Ueii'al Jlotices. T N the JLStates, Dlstrlct Court of the Unlted for the Dlstrlct of Vermont. ln tho mafier of JOHN V. IJIGEI.OW, In Bankruptcy. Uankrupt. N'otlce is hcreby glvcn that John F. IJIgolow, bankrupt, has Illed hls petltlon dntod N'ovemhcr 1G, 1!3. liraylng for a dls charge from nll hls debts In bankruptcy, and that all crcdltors and other persons ohjecting to snld dlscharge may attend before tho underslgned Refereo nt hls otllcc. ln Brattleboro, on the 7th day of Deccmber, A. D. 'y&, nt 10 o'elock, a. m., and thon nnd there present thelr objec tlons, lf nny, to such dlscharge, wlth thelr proofs thereon. Dated thls lCth day of Novembcr, A. D. 1903. 47-tS F. D. E. STOWE. Referee ln Bankruptcy T N the Dlstrlct Court of the Unlted JL States, for the Dlstrlct of Vermont. ln the m.itter of IIERBERT G. EVERLETII, in uankruptcy. Bankrupt. Notlce is hereby civcn that Herbert G. Evorlcth, bankrupt, hns Illed hls petltlon ated Novembcr 1J. 1W3. nravlntr for a llcharge from all hjs debts ln bank ruptcy, and that all credltors and other persons onjecimg lo saiu uiscuarge may attend beforo the underslgned Referee, at hls olllce, in Brattleboro, on the 7th day Deccmber. A. D. l&W, nt 10 o clock m.. and then and there nresent thelr bjectlons. if any. to such dlscharge. wlt.i their proofs thereon. D.ueu tnis Htn uny or rsovemucr, A. D. 19u3. 47-4S P. D. E. STOWE, Refereo in Bankruptcy IN tho States. Dlstrlct Court of the Unlted Kor the Dlstrlct of Vermont. In tho matter of JAMES W. I.KSTER. In Bankruptcy. Bankrupt. Notlce ls hercby gfven that James W. cster. bankruut. has Illed hls netition dnted Novembcr 14, 193, praying for a dlscharge from nll hls debts in bank ruptcy, anu mni an creuitors anu otner persons objectlng to sald dlscharge may attend before tho underslgned Referee, at nis ouice. in uraiiicooro, on me itn uay ot December. A. D. 11KH. at 10 o'elock a. m.. and then and there prcsent thelr objec- lons, u any, 10 sucn uihcnarge, witu nclr proofs thereon. 47-4S Dated this 19th day of November. A. D. 1903. D. E. STOWE. Refereo ln Bankruptcy. (JTATE OF VERMONT, Marlboro, SS. kJ Tho Probate Court for sald Dlstrlct. o all nersons lntercsted in the estnto of SUSAN E. HERRICK. late of Brat tleboro, ln said Dlstrlct, deceased, Greetlng: Whcreas. C. W. Wyman. Admlnistrator Ulion the estate of Susan E. lierrick. late of Brattleboro, in sald Dlstrlct. deceased. uas nied lila petltlon ln thls Court. set- tlng forth that the snle of the whole of tne itcai ustato ot saiu ueceused will be benellclal to the helrs and all nersons Interested thereln. and nravlnc for II- cense to sell tho same, and at the same ume iueu in tnis court wnnt nurnorts to be tho consent In wrltlng of all the helrs residlmr ln thls stnte to such sale. Whereunon it is ordered thnt the same be heard at the sesslon of sald court, to bo held at tho Probate Olllce In Brattleboro, on the flrst Saturday of December, A. D. laoj. w nen anu wnere you mav De heard ln the prcmlses. If you see cause. A. i-'. suiiwii.Mi, itegister. STATE OF VERMONT. Westminster. SS. The Probate Court for sald Dls trlct. To all nersons lntercsted In the estate of EI.LEN II. nnd 1SABEL. J. CRAW FORD of Putney, ln sald dlstrlct. ureeiing: Whereas. Julla Crawford. Guardlan of Ellen II Crawford nnd Isabel J. Craw ford of Putney, In sald dlstrlct, hns Illed her petltlon In thls court setting forth thnt the sale of the whole of the Renl Estate of her wards wlll be beneflclnl to her wnrds and nll persons Interested thereln, nnd praying for license to sell the same. Whereupon It Is ordered thnt the snme be heard at tne Bession of sald court. to be held at the Probate Olllce In Bellows Kalls. on the 6th day or Decem ber. A. D. 1913. when and where you mav be heard ln the premlses, If you see cause. 47-49 551 NA II. ALIjBEE. Judge. STAT1". OK VKltMONT. Murltxiro. SS. 1 he I'rolmto t'ouH forHald Dlstrlct. Tn nll I'Oiwiiik iiitcict-tcd in tho cstiite of .IACOIIK.-TKV.hlto of lliattleboro. In snld district, dcccnscd, ClieetliiK: Wliereit", J, (1, Kstoy nnd J. II. Katcv, Ad. iiihilKlrnlni'8 iuioii theestato nf Jacob Ivstey, lntenr Ihiittlcluirn, Iu said dlstrlct, dcceiised, hao tllod their iciltlon Iu this court, settiijg fmtli t lnii i he snlo of tho wholoof tho real es uiieof sal I dcienKd wlll be lienellciul to tho helrs nnd all uivong lutcivstod tlicrcln, and praylnK lor llicn-o to sell tho tmmc, and ut tho HiuiotiinollltKliii tlilscourt what purportstobe tlo cniiK'iit ln writlng of ull tho helrs rcsidiug in l liis ctiilu tnMifli side. Whereupon lt isor dorcd that tlicniine lio lionnl nt tho fcmuou of mlil court, tn Ikj hold nt the I'robuto Olllce In llrnttlcboro. ou the last Katurduv of N'ovenl. Icr. A. I). 11HU. when nnd whero you may bo nuuru in ino preniitten, ii you ece cuuw. 4U A. V. BCI1WKNK, Itegister. tho doctora falrly gavo mo up, and I do spalred of ever gottlng well agaln. "I notlccd youradvortisoment and the splendld testlmonlals given by 'peoplo who had been curcd by Peruna, and do termlncd to try a bottlo. Ifelt but littlo botter, but uscd a second and a thlrd bottlo and kept on Improving slowly. "It took slx bottles to cure me, but they were worth a klng's ransota to me. I talk Peruna to all my friends andam a true bellever In Its worth." Mrs. Col. B. J. Oresham. Tliousands of womcn owo thelr lives to Peruna. Tens of thousands owo thelr health to Poruna. Ilundreds of thou Bands aro pralslng Poruna ln every stato ln tho TJnlon. YV'o havo on fllo a great multitudo of letters, wlth written per mlsslon for use ln public print, whlch can noverbo used for wantof spaco. Address 'Tho Peruna Medlcino Co., Columbus, for a book written espe ctally for women, lnstructlvely Illustra ted, ontltled "Ilealth and Iloauty." Sont freo to womcn, Peruna Almanac for 1904- :!WASHIN6 MADE EASY BY USING A MAJESTICj; WASHING MACHINE - I SOLD IN BRATTLEBORO BY I; jiROBBINS & COWLES ' BROOKS HOUSE BLOCIC. AT WILCOX'S New York Bargain Store A Great Bargain Treat in Underwear. Wo must closo out n largo amount of Men's, Women's and Chlldrcn's Underwear to make room for our largo stoek of Hollday Goods whlch will bo put on salo in nbout ten days, and wo nre obllged to hnvo thls room. Men's Fleeced Undershlrts, 60c klnd, 42c; 45c klnd, 37c. A few odds nnd cnds, 50a klnd, 37c. A few nt 19c. Ladles' Fleeced Jersey Vests, 25c; drawcrs, regular prico 45o, to close 25c Ijidlcs' extra heavy Fleeced Vests and Drawers, 50c klnd, 45c. Chlldrcn's Underwear nt very low prlces. Don't fall to see our goods and prlces before you buy. WILCOX N. Y. BARGAIN STORE Brattleboro. Greenfleld. Board of License Commissioners. l'ubllonotico is hcreby given that HARUV It. HAUS, of lliattleboro, county of Wind. 1mm, has made uppllcatlon to tho llounl of License Commissioners for n License nf tho Flrst Cluss to sell hitnxicutlng linuors ut tho Melroso hotcl, so called, iu tlio villago of West llrnttlcboro In tlio town of HrattlclKiro. 1'ub. lle lieuring will lio held nn snld appllcntlon iu tho olllco of tlio Selectmen of Brattleboro on Saturday. NovemberSSth. l'JUl, ut 8 o'elock p. m. , at wlilch tlmo ull persons lntercsted muy npicar nnd mako olijectloii, lf nny they hnvc, why licenso should not bc grnutcu. Brattleboro, Vt., Nov. 13, llttl. FHEB W. l'UTNAM. 48-48 KHANK II. IIOWAKD, JOIIN.I.KCKEI.S. Llccnso Commissioners for Brattleboro, H. E. BOND & CO. Funeral Directors! and Furnishers. 17 Maln Street, Brattleboro, Vt. THE PHOENIX FOR 1904. The Phoenlx wlll be sent to new ub crlberi from Nov. 1st tlll Jan. 1, 1905, for fl.SO, the regular yearly prlce. I