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THE VERMONT PHCEOTX, BRATTLEBORO, ERIDAY, JULY 8, 1904.
8 'IV BELLOWS FALLS NEWS The Glorlous Fourth, Tho gencrnl oplnlon ls that tho Fourth In Hellows Fnlls wns not mmlly oxcltlng. Thcro wns no ovcnt of spcclnl lntcrest lu tlie vlllnge, nnd ns n result nn unu sunlly lnrgo mimbcr of peoplo spcnt tho day out of town. Tho moat oxcltemcnt wns nt mlilnlKlit of tho "nlght before," Tho bclls wero rung ns usunl nnd thcro wns n moro than usunl nmount of nolse. Tho centro of nctlvlty wns tho Squnre, whero a bonllre wns bullt nnd rovolvers nnd cnnnoti crackers held full swny. Thcro were two ncts of unusunl law nessncss whlch illd not mcct wlth gencrnl npprovnl. Onc wns nn cxploslon nt 12.10 ln front of Frnnk Adnms's liouso. It broko n lnrgo number of wlndows ln hls and othcr houses. Tho cnuso, probnbly wns flrlng of n Inrge cannon polntcd dl rectly nt tho houses. Tho othcr nct wns tho explodlng of ennnon crnckers ln scv ernl mnll boxes durliiK tho nlght. U ls thought thnt thls wns dono by Intoxl cated mon or by boys too young to renl lzo the serlousncss of tho pcnnlty nttcnd lns tho tnmperlng wlth t'ncle Snm's proporty. I'ntrlotlsm of thls sort ls not tho klnd thnt ls wnnted. By fnr the most "dolng" wns nt tho park. Tho c.irs were crowded nnd overy thlng wns wcll nttcndcd. Tho nttrnetlons werc n busebnll gnme, nthlottc ovents, dnnclng In tho pnvlllon nnd plnys ln tho thoatre. Tho rcsults In tho nthlctlo ovcnts for prlzes wero ns follows; 100-ynrd dnsh for boys, 1st Frccmnn, 2d Lnwlor; sliot put, 1st Gorhnm, 2d Joy, dlstnnce 3S fcct 1 Inch; runnlng brond Jump, lst Gorhnm, 2d Mnrtln, dlstnnce, 19 feet 1 Inch; 100 ynrd dnsh, lst Thompson, 2d Oorhnm; runnlng hlgh Jump, lst Gorhnm, 2d Kecfe, hclght, 5 fcot 1 Inch; pole vnult, lst Thompson, 2d Mnrtln nnd Seymore tied. Tho bnll game wns betwcen Saxtons Itlver nnd Ashuclot, nnd resultcd ln n vic tory for tho lntter by a scoro of 2-0. As tho score Indlcntcs, tho game wns close nnd oxcltlng. The bntterles wero Fnrns worth nnd Warn for Saxtons Mver, Cns well and Rcno for Ashuelot. Mlss Gertrude Hnyes went Tuesday to Roynlton. The road on the south slde of the stn- tlon ls bclng paved. Mr. nnd Mrs. H. C. Elllot are spend- lns a week nt Lake Morey. Mlss Bertha YVIggln left Saturday for a week s vlslt In Elmore, Ihls state. Frank C. Goodnow spent Sumlay nnd Monday nt hls home ln hltlnRham. Mrs. Alexnnder Davldson of Wnbnn Mnss., ls vlsltlns Mlss Ann Hnpgood. There was no band concert lnst week Thursday evenlnB on account of raln. Mrs. Edward Ferguson nrrlved Saturday for a week's stay wlth her fnmlly In town. Mrs. Dora Merrlam of Worcester ls vls ltlns her father, John Wrlght, two wceks. The ConRreBatlonal Sunday school wlll hold lts annual plcnlo todny nt Warren's pond. Mrs. J. L. IlnpBood camo last week from Provldence to Bellows 1-alls to spond the summer. Jolm Dennlson and fnmlly went Wed nesday to Iake Sunapee for thelr sum mor vncntlon. Dan Campbell took three flrst nnd two second prlzes ln the nthletlc events nt Ludlow July 4. C. W. Butterfleld nnd fnmlly left town yesterdny for a month's stay at Lake Memphremagog. Mlss Angle Allbee, tcnclicr ln Fnlls VII lage, Conn., ls nt her home here for the summer vncatlon. Mlss Allce Flavln ls In Wlnthrop, Mass., for a two weeks' vncatlon from her work ln the Tlmes ofllce. The governlng board of tho Young Men's assoclatlon has declded to close the rooms during tho summer. Mr. nnd Mrs. G'. L. Leonnrd of New York clty nre vlsltlng Mr. Leonnrd's mother, Mrs. II. M. Leonard. The new pastor of the Unlversallst church, Rev. F. L. Leavitt of Woods vllle, N. II., ls expected Spt. 1. Mlss Frances It. Osgood went to Sur ry, Mc, last Frlday to spend the month of July wlth Mrs. S. W. Wilder. Mrs. John Church and Mrs. llarry Smith havo Bone to Sunapee to spend a vncatlon nt the Church cottage. Mlss Genev.i Thayer ls nt homo for the summer vaentlon, havlng finlshed her year s work ns teacher ln DrewsvHle. Mrs. E. B. Searle and Mlss Mnry Senrle went to Bolton, Mass., last Frlday for a sliort vlslt wlth Mrs. Searle s slster. Itobcrt Mel'herson has nnlshed work for tho vermont Fnrm Machlne company, and nas gone to nis nomo ln Hoclsville, Conn E. J. Plper ls spendlng a two weeks' va catlon In Keeno from hls dutles In tho ollico of the Vermont Farm Mnchlno com pany. Mlss Susle Cnmpbell nnd Mlss Jean Hnnd, tralned nurses, have gone to Hos ton to accept posltlons on n Ilontlng hos pitai. The bnse bnll ganie between the local; nnd Keene, whlch wns scheduled for Saturday, had to be postponed nn accoun ot raln. The open-nir servlces under the dlrectlon of the Baptlst Young I'eonle s Socletv o Chrlstlan Endeavor wlll be contlnued dur Ing July. John Howard, Norwich unlversity '03. ls worklng ln the chemlcal deimrtment o the Caseln company's factory during hls summer vnication. Mrs. Rebecea Hatch of Belfast, Me., Is visuing ner aunt, Mrs. M. s. Bowers. Mrs. Hatch nnd Mrs. Bowers wllll leav tomorow for the White mountalns. Sautelle's clrcus, whlch cxhlbited I North Wnlpolo Tuesday, dld not attrac a large crowd from Bellows Fnlls. Those who went reported the show ns good n usual. D. F, Pollard and fnmlly went Saturday to Hartland. Mr. Pollard remnlned only over the Fourth, but Mrs. PollacS and daughter expect to stay through thl month. Carl F, Northrup went Frlday to North fleld, Mass., to nttend the eollego Y. M, C. A. conforence, nt whlch ho Is a rep resentative rrom the Massachusetts In stltute of Technology. A Knlghts of Pythias band concert ls scneduled for thls evening. The name o the band wlll be changed ln the near fu turo, as some of the members of the band nre not members of the order. The Locals played the Vermont Fnrm Machlne company's base ball team last Baturuay, wlnlnB by a score of 16-3, Farnsworth dld excellent work as pltcher. nio team wlll plny at Chester tomorrow. The vote of the Young People's Soclety ot Chrlstlan Endeavor of the Concrega tlonal church to have no separate servlce ourlng July nnd August takes eftect next Sunday. The hour of the unlon servlce ls 7 o clock, The funeral of Mrs. G. W, Gormnn whose denth occurred Sunday nt her home ln Barre, was held Tuesday morn lng ln St. Charles" church. Mrs. Gorman was a daughter of Mr. nnd Mrs. Thomas Houllhan, who llve on Brldge street. The only serlous accldent of tho Fourth thnt occurred Intownhappened to a young Bon of Edwnrd Stnple'ton. A fnce wound wns Infllctetf by tho flrlng of a blank cnr trldge near the boy's head. If lockjaw does not develop the wound wlll not be of an nlarmlng nature. B. E. Merrlam, superlntendont of schools, left town Tuesdny to nttend the meetlngs or the Ameiicnn Instltute of In Btructlon nt Bothlehem, N. II, Tho meet ings of thls Instltution nre of nntlonal lntcrcst, as teachers nre present from nll over the country. Mr, Merrlnm wlll teach aunng tho last weeK or July In tho Hut land summer school. Ho wlll spend hls vncntlon ln Elmore, Vt, Hls nddress the comlng year wlll be 14 Atklnson street, Ho expects to resutno hls school dutles about Auff. 20. A special corporntlon meetlng hns been caue ror thls evening. Of the Beven artl cles of the warant tho Important one ls To soo If the cornorntlon wlll voto to nuthorlze nnd dlrect tho bnlllrfs to so nr- rnngc tho Ilocklnghnm street floor of tho new corporntlon bulldlng thnt tho entlro lloor, except tho cntrnnco, hnllwny nnd stnlrs cnn bo lised by the flro depnrtment, nd nrovldo menns thrrcfor." Other nrti- cles relato to tho grndlng of GoVo street, the irrndlnir of Cherrv street from Green street to the old IiIrIi school bulldlnR, tho repnlrltiR of tho Oak street enRlno house, tho ImylnR of Innd on Mlnnrd's pond wn tershcd, etc. SAXTONS RIVER. Blanchc Farr returned homo Tuesday. The oponlnR nt tho new hntel wlll bo July 13. Kthcl Smlth ls worklng for Mrs, J. F. iVlexnnder. Krnnk Belden spent tho Fourth ln Claremont. Penrl Benumond Is worklng for Mrs K. . l'ottlnglll. Mnrtln Spniks of Townshend wns nt C. Gnle's Sunday. LatKllord ltlckett of llotcl Grnfton wns n town Saturdny. Henry lluxton went Tuesday to bugln work for llarry Morrlson. Mr. nnd Mrs. Wlll llolt of Chester spent Monday nt Henry Tnrbell's. Frnncls G. Tnft of Hartford, Conn., pent Sunday nt E. P. Tnft's. Mrs. W. H. Campbell nnd dnughter, llee, were ln Boston last week. Fny Hurd of SprlnKflcId, Vt., cnmo Snt- ui day to vlslt hls cousln, IJorothy Wnlsh. Wnlter Jones of Cambrldgeport, Mnss., s vlsltlng hls nunt, Mrs. Charles Smlth. Wlll Stoodley hns llnlshed work In tho woolen mlll nnd ls worklng In Tllton, N. JIIss loulse Penbody went Frlday to Grafton to do tnble work nt Hotel Grnf- on. Mlss Emma Zulll of Springllcld, Vt., has been vlsltlng a few days at C. H. Whlt comb's. Mlss Nellle Stearns nnd her mother, who huve been nwny some tlme, returned home Monday. Mlss Joscphlne Taft of Townshend re turned home Wedncsday from her vlslt nt E. P. Tnft's. Mr. nnd Mrs. llnrry Hardy nnd Myrtlo Nlchols spent Sundny nnd Monday wlth Mrs. Martln Nlchols. Mrs. Gcorge Way of Hartford, Conn., nnd her daughter, Hclon, nre vlsltlng nt C. H. Whltcomb s. They cnme Tuesday Mr. and Mrs. Hnrry Anderson nnd chll- drcn of Waterbury, Conn., nro vlsltlng Mrs. Anderson's parents, Mr. nnd Mrs. J. F. Alexnnder, . C. F. Slmonds nnd fnmlly -left Wednes- dny mornlng for Lnke Itescue, where they hnve hlrcd a cottage. They expect to be gone four weeks. Mrs. Betsey Gale, who has been wlth her daughters ln Townshend nvo weeks returned Sunday to her daughter here, Mrs. It. L. Twltchell. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Clemens and chlld went Frlday to West Cnnaan, N. H., to vlslt Mrs. Clemen s mother. They return ed Wednesday mornlng. Mlss Fnnny Hnzelton of Slmonsvll'e Is spendlnR the week nt C. H. Snnders s. Mr. Snnder s son nnd fnmlly have returned to thelr home in Burlington. Mr. nnd Mrs. Otls Wllson nnd chlldren spent the Fourth nt Newport. N. H. Mr Wllson has returned, but Mrs. Vllon nnd chlldren wlll stay there a few weeks The auctlon snle nt the house of the late Albert Wllllams lnst t'aturday wns fnlrly well nttended. The house wlll not be sold but Is rented by Mr. Provo, the boss spln- ner nt the woolen mlll. CAMBRIDGEPORT. F. A. Smlth lost n horse last week from lockjaw Perley Vnncor of Tompleton, Mnss. has spent a week wlth hls father, Henry Vnncor. C, L. Torry ls on tho slck llst. Mrs Guy Thayer, who has been very 111 sev eral weeks, Is no better. Mr. Kldder of South Wnrdsboro hns been wlth hls brother-in-law, Hobert Ity der, n few days. Mr. Ityder Is no better, There were no servlces Sunday nfter noon, llev. F. M. Bnkcr belng cnlled to Chester to nttend the funeral of II. S Wheelock. Mr. Wheelock wns n former resldent of thls town nnd for mnny years was superlntendent of the soapstone quarry. He wns n hlghly rospected cltl zen. nnd n member of the Athens Meth odlst church. He Is survlvcd by a wlfe four daughters and two sons. GRAFTON. Mrs. Laura Smlth recently vlslted at II Bathrlc s. Mlss Graco Perry Is vlsltlng nt Wll linm Cashmere s. Mr. nnd Mrs. E. L. Clnrko of Wnukegan 111., nre vlsltng at Mrs. L. M. Clnrko s, Mlss I'lerce of Wnlpolo spent a few days early In the week wlth Mlss Gove. Mr. nnd Mrs. Ernest Stowell hnve been spendlng a week wlth Mrs. Stonell frlends ln Itutlnnd. Mrs. Eva Taylor, Mlss Anna Haskell Miss Edlth Haskell and Mlss Bortha Tay lor nro vlsltlng at A. Haskelrs. Rev. W. II. Cambridge spent a day here lnst week on hls wny to nttend the cen tennlal commencement nt Burlington. R. W. Bullard nttended the golden wed dlng of hls couslns, Mr. nnd Mrs. E. O, Hastlngs, nt Pilneeton, Mass., Monday Juno .i. AVIlllam Cashmere, who ls employed I a mlll here, hns moved from Bellows Fall to the house on School street owned by C. W. Fnlrbank. Prof. G. G. Wllson of Provldence nnd C. Burtt of Lowell, Mnss., are spendlng thel vncntlons wlth thelr fnmllles, who occupy summer homes here. Mrs. Helen Hnmllton hns returned from Dublln, N, H., nnd now Is nt home for the summer. Her cousln, Mrs. J. L. Wyma or Keeno, ls wlth her for n vlslt. In tho grammar school the puplls hav lng no nusent marks during tho summe term were Edlth Colburn, Gladys Tuttle, Hnttlo Tuttle, Eva Wrlght, Danicl Wrlght Cllfford Woodnrd, Raymond Kent. Dur Ing thls term of nlno weeks the pupll round 182 ltlnds or wllu nowers. Some Destructlve Bugs. From tho Mllwaukeo Wlsconsln.I Peoplo nre accustomed to exclalm at tho enormous annual flgures of tho flro loss, but thero nre 12 bugs whlch prey up on the agrlculturnl interests of the Unlted States to tho extent of 1358,000,000 year. Hero are the nnmes nnd nuthor ltave estlmates of the destructlon lnlllcted by each: Chlnch bug, Grnsshopper, Hesslnn fly, Potato bug, San Jose scale, Graln weevll, Applo worm, Army worm, Cabbage worm, Boll weevll (cotton) Boll worm (cotton) Cotton worm. $100,000,000 90,000.000 50,000,000 8,0p0,000 10,000,000 10,000,000 10,000,000 10,000,000 5,000,000 20,000,000 25,000,000 25,000,000 Total, $358,000,000 Notwlthstandlng tho alarm nroused by tho recent rnvnges of tho .cotton boll weevll, tho chlnch bug nnd tho grnsshon pcr remnln tho chlef Insect plagues of the Unlted States. Next to theso ls tho Hes sian fly, whlch was brought over to thl country during tho Revolutlonary wnr by tno mercenary troops hired by England nnd whlch stlll bears thelr unhonored nnme. lts eggs wero ln tho strnw whlch tho Invnders carrled wlth them for thelr horses. No wonder that the department of ngrlculture ls nctlvo ln tho effort to dlscover and introduce Into thls countrv tho most effectlvo enemlcs of theso Insect pests. Mrs. H. J. Conklln of Arlington com mlttcd sulcldo Monday by cuttlng the ar terlos ln her wrlst wlth a rozor. She leaves a husband and one daughter. WESTMINSTER. Mlss Cnrrlo Wnrrcn hns returned from Wcstmorelnnd. Anatln lllrlinrilson nttended tho nlumnl meetliiR nt Mt. Hcrmon Wednesdny. Mrs. Ellen Wnrd nnd dnughter, Llzzle, III leavo tomorrow for Portlnnd, Me. Mr. nnd Mrs. Goorgo Hnywnrd nnd niiRhler vlsltcd nt Fred Hnywnrd's from Snturdny untll Tuesdny. Mr. nnd Mrs, Arthur Metcnlf nnd chll- ren of Worcester, Mnss., have been spendliiB the past week wlth Mr. Metcalf's parents. Mrs. Genrge ltnnks wns cnllcd to I'oleh- vlllo Tuesdny on necount of tho serlous llliiess of her lltllo RrunddnURhter, dnugh- er of Mr. nnd Mrs. Klmcr Wntltlns. A cnod dlsplay of flro works was shown n the evening of July 4 In front of tho town bnll. There wero nlso mnny plens- ant fnmlly gntherlngs nll nbout town. Mrs. Hnrry Mlller nnd chlldren nrrlved Wednesday from thelr cnforced stay In New York. Mr. Mlller ls in ns comfort- ublo condltlon ns cnn be expected. Mr. nnd Mrs. J. E. Lench entertnlned a pnrty of frlends July 4. W. S. Fenn's fnmlly nnd others, wilh air. nnil Mrs. Inrry liender of New ork, had n plcnlo In W. S. Fenn's grove. The jimlor Chrlstlan Endenvor soclety wlll hold n basket plcnlc July 13, In the nfternoon, nt Buek knoll, permlsslon hnv- ng boen klndly gmnled by Mr. Evuns, be present proprletor of the plnce. The July coinmittee of tho lndles' nld soclety ure rehenrslng nn old folks' con cert, personnted by tho chlldren, whlch wlll bo glven at n luter date. Mlss Kel- ogg nnd Mlss Chase have the reheursals n charge. ln tho lnst Issiie of The Phcenlx we no lced thnt tho Boston & Malne rnllrnml hns added n Kleeier from New Yoik Frl day nlghts to accotnmodiite people who wlsh to spend Sunday at thelr homes north of Brnttleboro. Thls ls prulso worthy, nnd whlle we ns cltlzens do not purpose to crltlcize too cloiely tho olllclnli of the road, we do feel thnt lt ls only Just to nsk thnt the pcoplo llvlng near Grout statlon be remembered whon dls- penslnR fnvors, ns no trnlns golng north stop nt thls statlon between C.19 n. m. and G.10 p. m. Boyden Grnngc wlll present to the pub- llc next Frlday evening, July S, nt the town hall the drnmn, "Down by the Sen," wlth the followlng onst of chnrncters: mber Hnymnnd, a clty mcrehnnt, Fred A. Metcnlf; Cnpt. Dnndellon, n clty flow er, Hanlel C. Wrlght; John Gnlo, a flsh ermnn. J. E. Leach; Septcmber Gnle nnd Mnrch Gnle, proteges of John Gnle; Jenn Gnpean, nn old French peddlcr; Knto Itaymond, a clty belle, Eunlce Head; Mrs. Gale, Mrs. J. E. Ieach; Kitty Gale, John Gale's dnughter, Myrn P. Ashwcll. Tho entertnlnment wlll le followed by n dance. Cako nnd lce cream wlll be served. WESTMINSTER WEST. Mlss Allce Wardwell of Keene ls vls ltlng nt II. E. Wellman's. Mlsses Stella nnd Maud Goodell nre nt home from thelr schools. C. Wullace I'owers Is at homo from the Worcester Polytechnlc Instltute. Mlsses Xoni nnd Fannle Hltchcock nre wlth thelr brother, J. lt. Hltchcock. Mr. nnd Mrs. Henry V. Ounham were nt Hnrlan Ooodhue's from Saturday untll .Moniiny. Mls-s Mnrrls of New York nnd Mlss Mnry Hubbnrd of Boston aio ut F. G. CnmpbeH's. Jerome Ilolden has bought the fnrm adjolnlng the Rugg brothers, formerly known ns the I-oster place. Mr. nnd Mrs. F. J. Houghton cnme hoine lnst week from Kpplng, N. H., where Mr. Houghton hns been for medl cnl trentnil'nt, from whlch he hns re celved mneh benellt. The dlspute in regiird to the boundary llne nnd rlght of wny on the fnrm bought by It. It. Barber from ICIIhu Ounhnm was adjusted by enlllng S. M. Nuttlng, A. P. ltanney nnd Hotort Farr ns referees. llev. nnd Mrs. E. C. Flsher nrrlved last week Thursday. Slnce then they hnve been busy gettlng settled in thelr new home. All nre glad to M-e the parsonage opened ngain. It has been closed the past nlne months. A. T. Wlleox, who has been absent from town mnre than two years, surprlsed hls frlends by his unexpected return Sunday nfternoon. During hls nbsence he has vlsltcd mnny plnces In the West, golng tlist to Munltobn, from there to Puget Sound nnl San Fninelsco, nnd home by way of St. Ixiuis, where he vlslted the exposition. Artlflclal Fuels. Everybody who hns spent nny timo on the contincnt of Europe has notlced the economy practlced by Europeans In the consuinptlon of conl nnd marveled that the results should be f-o satlsfactory. To bo sure, the lofty, tombstone-llko porcelnin stove of the Germans has a chllly look at tlrst, and the cooler at mophere of German houses mny glvo one u homeslck longing for the furna'e hented rooms of Amerlca, but gradually tho open-mlnded stranger comes to look wlth upproval on the European nrrnnge ments for keeplng warm, and to wonder wliy hls own people have not perceivcd the benuty, tho cleanllness, the economy. nnd satlsfactory results that some patont fuels havo to reeommcnd them. That many a Yankee has ttirned the mntter over In hls busy braln Is nttested by a chapter on nrtillclnl fuels ln Edwnrd W. Parker's report on "The Productlon of Conl In 1CM2." whlch is nbout to be pub llshed by tho Unlted States Gcologlcnl Survey ns nn extract from the nnnual volumo of Mineral Resources. Prior to 1902, about 410 patents had been lssued ln tho Unlted States on artlflclal fuels, but up to tho closo on 1901 nono had proved a eommerclal success. Mr. Parker glves a llst of Unlted Stntes pa tents lssued slnce January 1, 1902. It re malns to bo seen whether any of them wlll bo successfully developed. The llst lncludes 37 patents, but contalns no men tlon of fuels made from petroleum or petroleum resldue unless used In con nectlon wlth coal, llgnlte or peat. Neither does it include nny compounds that havo for thelr objects the Increase of fuel cfllclency unless they nre used ln tho mnnufacture of tho fuel ltself. Three patents havo been used on brlquettlng majchlnery. Tho steady advnnce In the prlce of coal no less than 40 per cent. whlch hns taken place slnce 1S9S hns stlmulateU ex perlments looklng to tho Inventlon of artlflclal fuels. Rcsults obtalned ln for elgn countrlen from the uso of llgnlte nnd peat ln brlquetted form should en courage producers In tho Unlted States to try slmllar methods of ,manufacture. Smnll slzes of nnthrnclte conl formerly wnstcd nre lndeed rccovered now by washerles from the old culm banks and utlllzed, A large nmount of conl lost In the form ot dust or flnely pulverlzed ma terlnl might nlso be put ln convenlent shape for domestlc consumptlon nnd slack now wasted by mnny of the bltumlnous mines In the Unlted States mlght be used to ndvantnge If compressed Into brl nuettes. There are many Indlcntions that the tlme ls not far dlstant when these neglected fuel resources wlll all be utl llzed. An Itnllan workmnn was drowned nt Winooski Mondny. He nttcmpted to show u pnrty of fellow workmen how to dlvo into tho rlver. Ho dld not nppear nfter golng down nnd tho body hns not been recovered. A Sustnlnlng Dlet. Theso nro tho enervntlng days, when, as snmeliody hassald, nien droii by tho suustroko nsif tho Dnv of Flre had dnwnod. I'hcy nro frniiKht wlth damrerto people whoso sjstems nro poorlysiistiiined.und thls lends us to my, lu tho lntcrest of tho less rotmst of our rend. ers. tlmttlio rullcireet of llood's Sarsnpnrilla is sueh as to suirgest tho pronrlety of enlllng tnis mcdlcino gomethlng iwsides n blood purlfler and tonlo-say, a sustalnlng dlet. It makes it inucli easler to beiir tho hent, assures refreslilni; sleep. und wlll. wlthout nny doubt, avert much slckness at thls timo of year. THE REPUDLICAN PLATFORM. Flfty years nRO tho Ilcpubllcnn party cnme Into exlstcnco, dedlcnled, nmong other purposes, to tho grcnt tnsk of nr restlng the oxtenslon of h.iimnn slavery. ln ISfio It elected lts flrst l'resldent. Dur ing 21 of tho II years whlch have clnpscd slnce the electlon of Lincoln, the Ilcpub llcnn party has held completc coiitrol of the Rovcrnmont. For 18 moro of tho 41 yeurs It hns held partlal control through tho possesslon of ono nr two brnnches of the government, whlle the Democratlc pnrty, during the nmo perlod, has held confplete control for only two yenrs. Thls long tenure of power by tho Ro publlcnn pnrty Is not dtie to chnnce. lt Is n demonstrntlon thnt tho lleiitibllcnn pnrty hns conimnnded tho conlldenco of tho Amerlcan peoplo for ncnrly two gen eratlons to n dogroe never eiiualled In our hlslory, und hns dlsplayed u hlgh capnc Ity for rule nnd governinent whlch hns been made oven moro consplcuotis by tho Incapaelty and Inllrmlty of purpose shown by lts opponents. The llepubllcnn jHirty entered upon lts present perlod of completo suprcmncy In ll97. We hnve overy rlght to congrntu late ourselves upon the work slnce then neeompllshed, for It hns nddcd lustro eveil to tho trmlltlons of tho pnrty whlcli carrled the government through tho stortns of elvll wnr. We then fotind tho country nfter four yenrs of Dcmocrntlc rnlc In evll pllght, oppressed wlth mlsfortune nnd doubtful ot the future. I'ubllc credlt had been lonered, the reventies were decllnlng. the debt wns growlng, the ndmlnlstratlon's nttltudp townrd Spnln was feeble and mortlfylug, tho stnndard of vnlues wns threntened und unnertuln. lnbor wns unernployed, buslness wns stink In the depresslim whlch had sticceeded the nnn- Ic of 1S93. hojie wns fnlnt nnd conlldenco was gone. We met theso unhnppy condltlons vlg. orously, erfectlvcly nnd nt once. Our Industry Expanded to a Degree Never Before Known. We replnced n Democratlc tarlff law, naseu on iree traile prlnclples nnd gar msneu wmi secuonal proiectlon, tiy n conslstoit, protective tarlff, nnd Indus try, freed from oppresslon nnd stlmulnted by the eneoumgemont of wlse lnws, has expanded to n degree never before known, hns conquered new mnrkets nnd hns created n volume of exports whlch has surpassed imaglnatlon. Under tho Dlngley tarlff labor has been fully em- pioyeu, wngcs navc risen nnd nll Indus trles have revlved nnd prospercd. v e llrmly estnbllshed the cold stnnd. nrd whlch. was then menneeil wlth ilo structfon. Confldence returned to busl ness, nnd wlth confldence nn unexnmpled prospcrity. For detlclent revenues supplctnentcd by Improvldent Issues of bonds we cave the country nn Income whlch produeed n large surpius nnd whlch ennbled us only rour yenrs after the Spanlsh wnr had elosed to remove over tm.W) of annunl wnr tnxes, reduce the publlc debt nnd lower the lntcrest charges of the govern ment. The publlc credlt, whlch had been so lowered thnt In tlme of penee n Demo cratlc admlnlstratlon mndo large loans nt extravugnnt rntes of Interest In or der to pny ourrent expendltures. rose un der llepubllcnn admlnlstratlon to lts hlghest polnt nnd en.ibled us to borrow at 2 per cent. even in tlme of war. We refused to pnlter Innger wlth the mlserles of Cuba. We fought n qulck anci victorious war wlth Simi n. We set Cuba free, govcrned the Island for three years and then gave it to the Cuban peo ple wlth order rcstored, nnd nmnle rev enucs, wlth educntion nnd imbllc health estnnilslieil. rree from debt nnd conncct ed. Largest Civll Llbcrty Has Been Glven to Flllplnos We have organlzed the government o rorto Rlco and lts people now enjoy peace. freedom. Order and nrosnerltv. In the Phillpplhes we have suppressed Insurrectlon, estnbllshed order nnd glven to nre anil property a securlty never be fore known there. We hnve organlzed elvll government, made it erfectlve nnd strong In ndmlnistration. and hnve con rerred upon the people of thoe Islnnd the Inrgest elvll llberty they hnve eve enjoyed. By our possesslon of the Phlllpplnes we were enatileil to tnke nromnt nnil cttoc tlve nctlon In the rellef of the legatlons at I'ekln. and a declslve part In prevent Ing the pnrtltlon nnd preservlng the In legrity or Liuna. The possesslon of n route for nn Isth mlan cannl. so long the dream of Amer ienn stnt-.munhlp, Is now nn nccom pllshed fact. The grent work of con necting the Paclllc and Atlantle hv n cannl Is at last logun. and It is due to me iiepunucnn pnrty. We have pnssed lnws whlch wlll brlng ine nriu innus or the L nlted Stntes wlth ln the area or eultlvntlon. ue hnve, rforgunlzed the army, nnd put It ln the hlghest stnte of elllclenev. We hnve passed lnws for the Improvo meni and suppi.rt or the mllltla. We have pinhed forwnrd the bulldln of the nnvy. the defence nnd protectlon or our nonor nnd our interests. Our ndmlnistration of the grent de pnrtments or the government has bee; honest nnd elllclent. and wherever wrong (loing nas ncen dlscovered the Ilepubllcn ndmlnistration hns not hesltnted to nrov the evll nnd bring offenders to lustlce wlthout regard to party or polltlcal tles, Laws Analnst Vast Capital Anoreoations Are Enforced. Laws enncted by the Rcnublkcnn nnrt whlch the Democrntlc pnrty ralled to enforco nnd whlch were Intended for the protectlon or the publlc ngalnst the un just dlscrlmlnatlon or the illeirnl en croaehment of vnst nggregntlons of cap iuii ii.ivn oeen ieariessiy eniorced liy i Itepublican l'resldent. nnd new lnws 'en surlng rensonable publlclty ns to the op ernnons oi grent corporatlons nnd pro vldlng nddltlonnl remedles for the nre ventlon of dlscrlmlnatlon In frelght rntes nave ueen passed by u Republlcan Con gress. In thls record of nchlevement durlnir the past elght years may be read tho piedges whlch tho Republlcan narty hai fultllled. We promlse to contlnue theso poncies, nnd we declnre our constnnt nd lierenco to the followlnc nrincloles: Protectlon whlch gunrds nnd develops our Industrles is u cnrdlnnl pollcy of the iiepuunean party. Tho measure of pro tection should nlwavs nt lenst ennnl thi dlfference in the cost of productlon nt home nnd nbrond. We inslst upon the mnlntennnce of tho prlnclples of protectlon, nnd therefore rntes of duty should bo rondjusted only when condltlons have so chnnged thnt the publlc Interest demnnds thelr nltera tlon, but thls work cannot snfely be com mltted to any other hnnds than those of the Republlcan party. To Intrust lt to the Democrntlc pnrty Is to Invlte dlsaster. Whether, as In 1S92, the Democratlc party declares the protective tarlff un constltutionnl, or whether It demnnds tnrlft reform or tnrlft revlslon, lts renl object ls always the destructlon of tho protective system. However speclous tho name, the purpose Is ever the same. Democratlc Tarlff Has Always Meant Adverslty. A Democratlc tarlff hns nlwnys been followed by buslness ndverslty; a Repub llcan tarlff by buslness prosperlty. To a Republlcan Congresa nnd n Republlcnn l'resldent thls great questlon can be snfe ly entrusted. When the only free trade country among the great natlons ngltntes n return to protectlon the chlef protec tive country should not falter ln maln talnlng It. We have cxtended widely our forelgn markets, and wo belleve In the ndoptlon of nll prnctlcnblo methods for thelr fur ther oxtenslon, Including eommerclal recl proclty wherever reclproclnl nrrnngo ments cnn bo effected consistent wlth tho prlnclples of protectlon nnd wlthout ln. Jury to Amerlcan ngrlculture, Amerlcan labor or nny other Amerlcan Industry. We belleve lt to be the duty of the Republlcan party to uphold tho gold standnrd nnd tho lntegrlty nnd value of our natlonal curreacy. The malntenance $1.98. This Is $1.98 Week at the Dunham Store. Our last week's announcement of a special sale of one of our best lines of women's $3.00 shoes at the popular prlce of $1.98 has brought so many customers to our store that we have decided not only to continue this sale but to add to it several lines of other shoes of equal merit. In women's shoes we not only continue our special drive of $3.00 shoes for $1.98, but add to it a lot of Oxfords, now in so much demand, all of them of the best style and quality, and all to be sold at only $1.98. Men's Shoes and Oxfords at $1.98. The sale, as now arranged, is not confined to women's shoes, but we have included in it several lines of men's shoes of full retail val ue at $2.50, $3.00 and $3.50, all now put in at the uniform price of $1.98. These shoes are all strictly new, they are made of the best and most attractive leathers, and in style, material and make they are guaranteed to be right and satisfactory in every particu lar. Several styles of men's Oxfords are included, and both in the high cut shoes and the Oxfords there are offerings that will appeal to the taste and the good appearance of the young men. DUNHAM BROTHERS. of the gold standnrd, estnblNhed by tho Republlcnn pnrty. cannot sar.-ly ie com mltted to the Democratlc party, whlch reslsted lts adoptlon and has never glven nny proor slnce that tlme of bellef ln lt or lldellty to lt. Whlle every othcr Industry has pros pered under the fosterlng ald of llepub llcnn leglslatlun, Amerlcnn shlpplng en gaged In forelgn trade ln competltlon wlth the low cost of construt'tlon, low wngcs nnd henvy subsldles of forelgn governments, hns not for mnny yenrs recelved from the government of the Unlted Stntes udequnte encourngement of nny klnd. We therefore encourage nnd bulld up the Amerlcan merchant marlne, and we cordlally approve the leglslatlon of the last Cungros whlch created the merchnnt marlne commlsslon to Inves tlgate and report upon .thls subject. Powerful Navy Essentlat to Uphold Monroe Doctrlne. A navy powerful cnough to defend the Unlted States agalnst any nttack, to up hold the Monroe doctrlne, nnd watch over our eommerce, ls essentlal to the snfety nnd the weltare of the Amerlcnn people. To mnlntaln sueh a navy Is the llxed pollcy of the Republlcan party. We cordlally upprove tho attltude of l'resldent Roosevelt nnd Congress in re gnrd to the excluslon of Chlnese labor, nnd promlse a contlnuance of the llepub llcnn pollcy In that dlrectlon. The elvll" serviee lnw wns placed on the statute books by the Republlcan party. whlch hns nlwnys sustnlned It, and we renew our former declarntlons that It shall be thoroughly nnd honestly en forced. We nre always mlndful of the country's debt to tho soldler's and sallors of tno Unlted States, nnil we liolleve In maklng umple provlMon for them nnd In the llb eral admlnlstratlon of the penslon laws. We favor the peaccful settlement of internatlonnl dlfferonces by nrbltratlon. We commend the vlgorous efforts made by tho ailnilnlstration to protect Amerl can i-ltlzens In forelgn lnnds and pledge ourselves to Inslst upon tho Just and equal protectlon of nll our cltlzens nbrond. H Is the unquestloned duty of the government to procure for nll our cltlzens, wlthout distlnction, the rlghts of travel nnd sojourn ln frleudly countrles nnd we declare ourselves In favor of nll proper efforts tending to thnt end. Our great Interests nnd our growlng eommerce ln the Orlent render the con dltlon of Chln.i of hlgh lmportnnce to the Unlted Stntes. Wo cordlnlly com mend the pollcy pursued In thnt dlrec tlon by the ndmlnlstratlons of l'resldent McKinley nnd l'resldent Roosevelt. To Correct Any Abuses of Electorlal Franchlse. Wo fnvor sueh congresslonal nctlon ns shnll determine whether by special dls crlmlnntlons the electlve franchlse in nny stnte hns been unconstltutlonnlly llmlted, nnd, lf sueh Is the cnse, we de mnnd that representntion In Congress nnd In the electoral colleges, shall be'pro portlonally reduced ns dlrected by the constttutlon of tho Unlted Stntes. Combinntlons of cnpltal nnd of labor are the results of the economlc move ment of the nge, but neither must be permitted to Infrlngo upon the rlghts nnd Interests of the people. Sueh combinn tlons, when lawfully formed for lawful purposes, are allke entltled to the pro tectlon of the laws. botn nre subjoct to the laws nnd neither can bo permit ted to break them. The great statesman nnd patrlotlc Amerlcan, Wllllam McKinley, who wns re-elected by the Republlcan party to tho presldency four years ngo, wns nssassl nated Just at the threshold of hls second term. The enltre nation mourned hls un tlmely denth and dld that Justlce to hls great qualltles of mlnd nnd character whlch hlstory will conflrm and repcnt. The Amerlcnn people were fort'unnto In hls successor. to whom they turned wlth a trust and confldence whlch have been fully Justlfled. Presldent Roose velt brought to the great responslbllltles thus sadly fortced upon hlm n clear hend, n bravo heart, nn enrnest patrlotlsm, nnd hlgh Idenls of publlc duty nnd publlc servlce. True to tho prlnclples of the Republlcnn pnrty nnd to the pollcles whlch thnt party had declared, he has nlso shown hlmself ready for every emergency nnd has met new nnd vltal questions wlth nblllty nnd wlth success. The conlldenco of tho peoplo ln hls Jus tlce, Insplred by hls publlc career, enabled hlm to render personnlly nn Inestlmablo servlco to the country' by brlnglng nbout n settlement of the conl strlko whlch threntened sueh dlsnstrous results nt tho opcnlig of .tho wlnter In 1902. Our forelgn pollcy under hls ndmlnis tration hns not only been nble, vlgorous nnd dlgnlfled, but ln tho hlghest degrco successlul. The compllented questions whlch nroso In Venezuela wero sottled ln sueh a wny by Presldent Iloosovclt thnt tho Monroo doctrlne was slgnally vlndl cated nnd tlie cnuso of penco nnd nr bltratlon greatly ndvnnced, Commends Panama Actlon In Very Hlghest Terms. Hls prompt nnd vlgorous acMon ln Panama, whlch wo commend ln the hlgh est terms. not only secured to us the cnnnl route, but nvolded forelgn compli cntlons whlch mlght hnve been of n very serlous character. Ile has contlnued the pollcy of Presl dent McKinley In the Orlent, nnd our posl tlon In Chlna. slgnallzed by our recent eommerclal treaty wlth that, emplre, has never been so hlgh. He secured the trlbunal by whlch the vexed and iierllous questlon of the Uas knn loundry was settled. Whenever crlmes ngalnst humanlty havo been perpetmted whlch ho,ve shocked our people. hls protest hns been mnde nnd our good olllces hnve been tendered, but nlways wlth due regard to internatlonnl obllgntlous. Under hls guldance we flnd ourselves nt penco wlth nll the world, nnd never were we more respected nnil our wlshes more regnrded by forelgn natlons. I're-emlnently successful In regard to our forelgn relatlons, he has been equally foitunati' In dcnllng wlth domestlc ques tions. The country hns known thnt the publlc credlt nnd tho nntlonal currency were nbsolutely snfe ln the hnnds of the ndmlnstmtlon. In the enforcement of law he hns shown not only cournge but the wlsdom whlch understnnds thnt to permlt lnws to be vlolnted or dlsregarded opens the door to nnnrchy, whlle the Just en forcement of tho law is the soundest conservntlsm. He has held flrmly to the fundamental Amerlcan doctrlne that all men must otey the law, nnd that there must be no distlnction between rlch nnd poor. between strong nnd weak, but that Justlce and equal protectlon under the lnw must be secured to every citizen wlthout regard to rnce, creed or condltlon. Hls ndmlnstmtlon hns been throughout vlgorous nnd honornble, hlgh-minded nnd patrlotlc. We commend it wlthout reser vntlon to the conslderato Judgment of the Am.erlcan people. The Harmless Black Snake. Somehow or other most peoplo In this country fnil to dlstingulsh between ven omous nnd harmless snakes. There are, of course, a few of the former. but the great majorlty of tho snakes encountered ln the northern part of the United States aro Incapablo of inlllctlng injury. Hnv lng no polson. they cannot hurt by bltlng. Indeed, they will not blte, except on great provocatlon. The wrlter conflnes hls attentlon to tho black snake, about whlch fabulous sto rles nre told, nnd whlch is nevertheless fnr more timld than the sllllest girl. Mr. Smlth declares that the notion that a black snnko ever chnses n person ls the verlest nonsense. "Thnt It has wonder ful nlertness Is true, but It Is nlwnys ln hnste to get nway; only when cornered wlll It show flght, nnd then It Is mostly a blurf. I have trled many tlmes to selze ono of theso very pugnaclous fellows. whlch had reared up hnlf hls length, nnd swaylng from slde to slde wlth forked tongue vibratlng, but nt the flrst motlon like a llash, Mr. Snake was off. I was never qulck enough to cntch ono when lt wns seemlngly so nggressive. "Early in April or the latter part of March we flnd them Just crawltng out from thelr wlnter quarters to enjoy the warm sun. At that timo they are very slugglsh nnd any one can handle them wlth ense. As the weather gets warmer they bueomo moro actlve, and lt ls dlf flcult to get hold of ono of them. Whilo they aro matelng the malo seems very pugnnclous, thrustlng out hls soft forked tongue. He looks dangerous, but glldes Into some nenrby place of refuge at once on near nppronch, the female usually golng ln tho opposlto dlrectlon, "They lny nn ovnl white egg, wlth a leathery shell, sometlmes a dozen or more, In somo warm place, where they are hatched by tho sun. A cleaner or more harmless creaturo lt wlll bo dlf flcult to tlnd." From tho Now York Trlbune, Contractors Take Notlce. ,T''? c?m,ml,1,,,co on ropalrlngthoechool houso In W est Hn ifax. elected at. n epeclnl town meetlng, wlll meet nt the sald school house on Monday. July 25. nt 10 n m., with tho plans and speciflnitlnns, niid they wlll nwurd tho con. trnct for carryfliK out tho work to tho lowest blddcr. A bond must tje furnlshed for tho complctlon of tho work before Oct. 1. llOt, G, P. WOllDKN. ) i, , L. W.SUMMFlt (.'lul'dlnir 1'EAUI.CHOsiEll, f Comralttco, est Halifax, July 0, 1WM. 2J0 Sore Feet. We all have them in summer. R EX ALL Foot Powder makes walking easy. 10 and 20 cents a package. BROOKS HOUSE PHARMACY AT WILCOX'S New York Bargain Store. Look at our bargains In Jardlneres; only 15c for a few days. Have you ieen our elegnnt llne of Chlna? Just what you want for birth day or weddlng presonts. New dinner sets In white and giltdccora tion?. Three new pattcrns. JI0 and $120 for 112 pieco set. We have 112 picco dinner sets as low as .S. Vt-ry pretty decorated ones for 1SM and up to ?17. We are offer lng many bargains for July. WILCOX'S New York Bargajn Store. Ilrattleboro, Vt Greenfleld. Mass. Broilers and Spring Lamb At the Richardson Market. We do not o2er these at half what it costs to raise them. What we do offer ,is the BEST the market affords at the very lowest price possible. G. 0. ABB0TT & SON. FRESH PICKED Green Peas 25c Peck. One Day Only. Saturday, July 9. GRANGE STORE. We call your atten tion this week to Window Screens and lce Cream Freezers as being seasonable goods just now. We have a large as sortment and want to exchange them for cash at very reason able prices. ROBBINS 4. COWLES. JOB PRINTING. E. L. HILDRETH &, CO.