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THE VERMONT PHCENIX, BRATTLEBORO, ERIDAY AUGUST 26, 1904. 2 i BRATTLEBORO DEM0CRAT8 ON FIRINO LINE. Tliey Ralse a Parker and Davls Flao. and Llsten to Speeclies by G. H. Pape of Barre and ex-Connressman Shlvely. The formttl openlns of tho Democrntlc campnlsn in Brattleboro took placo Mon dny ovenlng wlth n llns ralslng nnd ral i.. niiiiniiirli tho wcathcr wns unfn- vorable thero wns a fiood nttcndnnco. About half nn hour bcforo tlio tlmo sct for the llaB l-nlslnp rntn bcgan fnlllng. tho storm eomlng ut sudilenly, nnd when tho Flrst neglmont bnnd mnrched out nf thelr hoadqiinrlcts tn lond tlio proeosslon a henvv mln wns fnlllng. Peoplo crowded undcr llic Brooks house linlcony nnd ln tlie store ontraneea nnd oltlco wlndows, nnd nt the proper tlmo n I'nrkor & Davla Ilng wns 1rawn ncros Mnln street from tho Brooks House to the north cnd of Honkor biilldlns, nnd throo checrs wero KlTlio rnlly wns held In tho Atidltorlum nt 8 o'clnck. By tlmt tlme tho storm hnd nbntod somewhnt, nnd thoro wns n fair slzed nudlonro. On tho platform woro tho spcnkors, cx-Congrossmnn BenJamln F. Shlvely of South Bond, Ind., G. Horbert Papc of Barre nnd H. S. Chllds of Brat tleboro; M. J. Mornn. C. II. Davonport, nnd n fcw othora of Dcmocrntlc fnlth. Mr. Mornn lntroduced tho flint speaker. Mr. I'apo, who lepresontod Ilnrro clty In tho last lcBlslnturo nnd who Is tho nom lnoe of tlio Domocrnta of Bnrro for rep resontntlve nt tho next sesslmi. 11c ro ,.i ii, nntinn nf tho Hcnulillcnns nnd Democrnts on the llccnso lssuo In Iho last sesston, touched upon whnt ho cnllcd tho "pornlclous lnflueiice of tho protcctlve tnrlff," compllmcntod tho Democratlo .,,in fnr irnvornnr. 1211 II. Porter of Wilmington, nnd nlluded to tho Incrcaso ln stato expenses, tlio mcrense ueinn i'"" nhniit J255.000 ln 1882 to $738,000 in 1003, .,i,tM, im rimrirpd un to Itepubllcan mls rulc. Ho made no nttompt to nnalyze tho otherwlsc ho mlfiht not iinve hcon nblo to mnke out a vcry stronB .,., or-nii,of tlm Ttemibllcans of the stato. tiA wna hrlnf nnd dld not excito much R S. Chllds thcn took the floor nnd ln nn lnjured nlr expressed hls dlstrust of fcdcral offlce holdors, told liow tho Ver mont omce hotders wcre chnrslnB up stato expenses whlle HillnB on ireo pusaes. ,.....,.i im nuntilo of what tho prohlblt- lonlsts would do to tho llconso law nt tho .nimr Rosalnn of the loBlslature. lie ln troduced ns tho last speakor ex-Congress-mnn Shlvely, a promlnent lawyer nnd mi,rnrtiirfr. Mr. Shlvely wns In good volce, nnd lt was a iilcasure to llsten to hlm, whatever one thought of hls nrgu Mr. Shlvely sald ho dld not lntend to dlscuss questlons of purely local tntcrost ln Vennont. but sald that nn lncreaso In the per capita cost of government In nny stnte was n bad slgn, as lt lndlcated n relaxatlon of sood BovernmonU That stnto ls fortunatc, ho sald, whero tho r.r,.-iioa nro so evenlv dlvlded that each nets ns n restralnt unon the othor. Ho .uvnit olnnuentlv unon tho tnrlff nnd Its norlls tn American lnbor nnd lndustrles, but studlously avolded reference to tho Wllson-Gorman tarirt law nna us rcsuiis The great underlytoig Issue of tho cam paliin, he sald, win turn upon the dlf foront atnndnolnts from whlch the dlf- ferent parties vlew the Bovernment, its purposes nnd the ends that should bo subsen-od by lt. The Republleans havo shown that they hold tho sovernment to be n produclng ngency for the beneflt of the few. The Democrats hold that Us power is a power In trust for the common wnlfare. and that tlie taxing power of the government should bo made to sub aorve nublle nnd not private purposes, "Wb hold." said he. "that tho tnxing power of the government haa not bcen ln the hands of the American people, but that the various schedules ln the taxa tlon laws were prepared by seltlsh Inter pata in order that a few mlght bo au- thorlzcd to collcct tributo from the many." The speaker wns applauded fre quently. COMPANY G, 11th VERMONT. Members Dellnhtfully Entertalned In oston Durlno G. A. R. Encampment Tho members of Company G, 11th Ver mont reciment. votcd to express thelr heartfelt thanks to Comrade II. A. Scott and fnmlly for tho pleasant ro ccDtion civen them at Mr. Scott's home, 15 Hemlnsway streot, Uoston, durlnB the national Grand Army encampment last week. They wero served wlth refresh ments, frults of all klnds, nnd llstened to some flno selectlons of music. It was nn ocoaslon whlch wlll nlwnys be remembered by the vetei'ans. Thero were 24 of tho boys of the old company at the encamp ment, nnd tliree of them nre postmnsicrs, Kollowlng nro the names of tlie com- radea of the company: II. A. Scott, 1 Homhifiwny street, Uoston: H. J. Allon nnd Patiick Tatro, Brattleboro: M. F. Hnward. Jamaica: II. E. Harthorno and E. A. Howe. Ludlow; D. 13. 'Goddard, A. N, Hnll nnd M. Hoskins, South London derry: S. L. DUBBett, Bellows Falls; II, A. Bond and L. Parks, Chester; A. II. Mack. Windham: G. P. Burbee. Bondville G. Wlnshlp. Weston; James 13. Gould, Proctorsville; G. S. Blake, Windsor; J. Danforth, Brighton. Mnss.; E. It. Camp boll, Wnshlneton D. C: A. J. Martln, Chicopeo Fnlls. Mass.; il. P. Stocker, Phlladclphla: G. P. Bradford Hartford Conn.; J. C. Hltchcock, West Medway, Mass.; Zenn Howe, New Hampshlre, F. H. Leverea'ux. Don't Overlook This. A Careful Perusal wlll Prove Its Value to Every Brattleboro Reader, Tho nvcrage man Is a doubter, nnd there Is llttlo wonder that thls ls so. Mlsrepresentations make people skeptlcs. Nowadays tho publle nsk for bet' ter evldcnce than the testlmony of strangers. Hcre is proof whlch should convlnce evory Brattleboro reader. Mrs. Dwlght Mather wlfe of Dwlght Brattleboro says: I have had recur- rences of paln in tho back nnd other marked symptons of kldney complajnt slnce I went to Geo. E. Greene's drug storo ln 1S0O for Doan's Kldney Pills and took a course of treatmont whlch stopped a sovero attack from which I suffered at tho tlmo but I havo never relapsed into that desperato condltlon ln whlch Doan"s Kldney Pllls found me I entertaln as hlgh nn oplnlon of tho remedy today ns I dld when I flrst pub llcly stated so through our newspapers. I havo repeatedly recommended tho of Doan's Kldney Pllls and know of ono of my nelghbors who hns taken a course of the trcatment and undoubted results followed lt. I'or salo by all dealers. Prlce 60 cents, Foster-Mllburn Co., Buffalo, New York, solo ngents for tho Unlted States. Bemember the name Doan's and take no other. LOCAL NEWS FAIR GROUND IMPRO.VEMENTS. Work of Movlnn and Enlarnlnn Grand Stand, Wldenlng Track, ' etc, Nearly Completed. Tho cxtonslvo nltcrntlons nnd Improvo-mt-nts whlch wero heBUn nt tho Vnllpy Fnlr grounda reccntly tindcr tho supor- vlslon of Siipcrlntendcnt J. A. Tnylor, nro wolt towurd eoinplellon, nlthoUB lt wlll bo two or throo weoka bcforo tho flnlsh- Iiib slrokc.s of the work nro mnde. Tho most notlcoablo linprovemont, whon com pletod, wlll bo tlio onlnrBcd grand stnnd, whlch wlll bo "2 foot loiiBor tlian bofore, the totnl longth beltiB 300 foot. Thla Incroaaos tho seatliiB oapnclty to about 1300. llnldon & Mnrtln, who havo tho contrnct for blllldlng tho nddllionnl benta, havo boon piittlng the frnnie toBothor thla wcck. Tho contn"t cnlla for the complo- tlon. of thelr work by Sopt. 10. Mr. Snx tnn of Greonlleld bnd tho contrnct for movlng tho south cnd of tho grand stnnd hack 22 foot, nnd whon the Kreat longth of tho bulldlng and tho fnct thnt lt Is nenrly rcstlng on tho Bround la conslder rd lt wlll bo pcon thnt the Job la no smnll undortaklng. Tho oillclala nf tho nasooln- (lon nro much plenscd wlth tho way the woik Iuih boon donc. The bulldlng wns rulaod nnd four rows of grnnllo blorks put undcr lt for tho ontlre longth, so thnt lt standa in luchos lilBher tlian rnrmerly. Tlie totnl holght Is ovcr R0 foot. Tlio allla woro so uonr tho Riound thnt many or them wero docayod.. Thoac havo boon ro plared. The rnlplng of tho bulldlng mnde lt posslhle for nnother row of soats on the ble.iehors Tho new nddlllon niakos tho dlnltiB departmont, undor tho cmnd stnnd feot IoiiBcr. Thla extin fpace will Uo utl- llzod for lunch countcrs. ArrnnBonionta nro bolng made to rcsorvo from 1200 to 1500 soats on tho grand stnnd, ao thnt by paymont of n smnll nddltlonal suni sonts may bo ordored In ndvnnce. Tho largor part of those roscncd sonts wlll be dlrect ly In front of the judges' stand and wlll bo renchod by n soparnte stnirwny. K. V Goble of Hratllehoro lma tho contrnct to pnlnt the grand stand, llornl hnll, the sec rotary and trensurer'a ollloe, the udge's stand and tho bulldlng for fnrm pro ducts. Some of tho prlvnte bulldlngs, In- cludlng the Croshy, Kstpy, ltoess nnd Ila bulldlnga nlso wlll bo p'alnted. Mr. Goble hna tho work well undcr way. D. T. Perry haa nearly completed the contrnct for wldenlng the traek. He began nt a polnt near tho horso barn A and advnnced down tho home strclch nnd nround tho llrst turn, wldenlng the trnck from flve to elght foot for nbout a quarter of n mllo. Tho track wlll ho harrowed, brusbed, wet down nnd rollcd, so ns to mnke lt hard and sen'Iceablo Tho Judgo's atand has In-en movod north 100 feet, nnd ln conseouence tho clghth nnd qunrter poles wlll havo to bo moved a correspondlng dlstnnce. Tho judgo's stnnd wlll be nbout the centro of the enlarged grand stnnd. The band stnnd wlll bo movod north of tho judBe'a stnnd, but tho platform for tho vniidevlll attractlona wlll not be dlsturbed. Homo repalrs wlll Ik made ln the cattle pens. nnd nll tho huiluings wlll be put in ilrst class condltlon. Tho cost of tho work cannot bo told wlth exnctness nt prosont but lt wlll probnbly bo from $2300 to $3000. - JURY LIST. Grand Jurors. Brattleboro, H. B. Chamberlaln. Dover, Dummerston, Jullan J. Sonw A. O. Norcross, Harlan Phelps. GrafUm. Guilford, Hu'.lfax, Joel Ilagg. E. F. Evans, Jamaipa, Bradford B. Itawson Lonuoinierry, Chnrles M. Eames. Marlboro Newfane, Edwin P. Adams, Joel Grout Putney, Hocklngham, Frank D. Kcnda Charles G. Stowell Fred II. Wlllard Townshend, Vernon, Wardsboro, Westminster, Whitingham. A. A. Dunklee, N. C. Johnson Stephen N. Nuttlng. Schuyler Murdock Wilmington, George C. Hnyncs. Petlt Jurors. , Athens, Brattleboro, Fred. P. Dunham Frnnk I Hun Isaac L. Dloklnaon Cnrl S. Hopkln Brookline, Dover, Dummerston, Grafton, Guilford, Halifax, Jamaica, Ephram P. Osgood, George A. Gould. Arthur Mlller. Frnnk Klmball. Worthy G. Wordon. H. E. Leonnrd. Wnles Cheney. E. Webster Molendy. Herbort N. Mather. W. A. Brooks. George T. Aplln. Slbney A. Whlpple Joseph. J. Fenton. Delos Elllson. Wllllam Paddock. Hormon E. Eddy. Edward B. Batcholdor. C. E. Davls. Martln Johnson. Frank 11, Farr, Itohert D. Farr. Mnrclus Butlerfleld, Henry M. Itoberts. Kendall P. Ames. Harry E. Wood. Londonderry, Marlboro, Newfane, Putney, Rockingham, Somersot, Stratton, Townshend, Vernon, Wardsboro, Westminster, Whitingham, WIlmlnBton, Windham, The Late Joseph Mundell. The funeral of Joseph Mundell wns held at the homo of hls dnughter, Mrs. L. E. Cooley of Sllver street, Greenfleld, Jlass., Tuesday, August 10, at 3 p. m. Thero was a largo attcndnnco of relatlvcs and frlends, who sent numerous and benutlful lloral rcmembrnnces. Mr. Mundell had made hls home wlth hls chlldren slnce the death of hls wife, whlch occurred 11 years ngo, nnd for the past year he hns been with hls son, John M. Mundell, In Troy, N. Y., hls death tnklng placo there August 13. Ilev, Mr. Stoddard, who ofllelcated, read the chaptcr which hnd been selected by Mr. Mundell. Romans Cth, and tho text wns second Tlmothy, 4th chapter, slxth, seventh nnd clghth vcrses. Mr. Mundell nlso selejted tho hymna. "Nearcr My God to Thee," "It Is Well wlth My Soul," "Evenlng Prnyer," nnd "Meet Me There. Mr. Mundell had been a membor of tho Baptlst church 50 yoars nnd wns found falthful to tho end. The blhlo was hls guldo and study. Ho leaves seven chlldren to mourn hls loss, nnd he will be greatly mlssed by all who knew hlm. Tho burinl wns ln tho HlBh street cemetery ln Greenfleld. Japs' Physlcal Strennth. Tho Jnpanese nre nllowed to bo nmong tho very strongest people on oarth, says tho Medlcal Itecord. They are &trong mentally and physlcally, nnd yet practic ally they ent no nieat nt nll, Tho dlet whlch cnables them to develop sueh hnrdy frames nnd sueh well balanced nnd koen brains, consists nlmost wholly of rlce, steamed or bolled, whlle the better to do ndd to thls Spartan farc, flsh, egga, vego tahles and frult For bevcrages they uso weak tea, wlthout sugar or mllk, and puro watcr, aleoholle stlmulants belng but rarely Indulged In. Wnter Is Imblded in what wo should conslder prodlglous quantlties by an Engllshman, Indeed, tho drlnklng of so much water would bo re garded as madness. Tho nverago Jnpan eso Indtvidual swallows about n gallon dally In dlvlded doses. Tho Japaneso recognlzo tho beneftcinl cffect of ilushlng tlie system through tho medlum of tho kidnoys, nnd thoy also clean tho oxtorlor of thelr bodles to an oxtent undreamed of In Europe or Amerlca. Anothei' nnd per liaps thls Is the usago on whlch tho Jap aneso lay tho greatest strcss Is that deep, hab(tual, forclblo Inhnlatlon of fresh alr ns an esscntlal for tho acqulsltlon of strength, and thls method Is sedulously practlced untll It becomes a part of their naturo. ITTS THE NOMINEE Received 378 Votes, E. W. Gib- son 358, E. C. Crosby 223 M. J. Moran the Democrntlc Candldate for Town Reprcsentatlve Mr. Fltts'a Career as a Lawyer. C. C. Fltts 37S. E. W. Olbson 3r)S. 13. C. Crosby 223. Thcso llgurcs tell tho rosult Saturday f ono of tho moat lnrgely nttcnded cnu- uaea evor held ln Brattleboro ror tno Uopnhllcnn nomlnntlon for town rcp- osentntlvo. Jnmes R Ilooker, chnlrmnn of tho Ho- publlcnn town conimltteo, cnlled the cnu- cus to order nt 2 p. m., when nhout 100 otcrs wore prosont. Mr. Hookcr read tho cnll, nnd on proceedlng to orgiuilz ntlon for the cnuoua he waa chosoti chnlr mnn nnd II. II. Chnmbcilnln seeretnry. On niotlnn of Col. K. llnpklns. H. 13. Tnylor, S. W. Kdgott. A. W. llookwoll, L. V. Adama nnd W. 13. Ilubbaid wero nppnlntod n eommlttoo to solect namoa for candldntea for Juslloea of tho pence. The commlttoo reporled the followlng, who woro chosen: Wllllnin S. Newton, 13. L. Walcrinnn, Azor Mnrslmll. A. F. Kobwenk. F. D. U. Stowe, II. F. WoiUh- rhond, M. J. Mnmn. II. (. Bnrbor, A. C. SiKMioor. lt. C. Bacnn, 13. W. Glbson, Jnmos F. Hookcr, Edgar II. Davenport, Clmiles A llnyden, Frnnols O. Tnylor. Chalrmiiu ltooker stated thnt In nccord- nneo wlth the riiBtom whleh hnd provnlled In prevlous youra locnlly nnd throuBhout tho stnte n plurnllty voto would declde tho nomlnntlon. Chnrloa U. Crosby moved thnt n mnjorlty bo reiiulrod tn doeldo the nomlnntlon. On puttlng tlio iuostlon for nn nye nnd nny voto tho chnlrmnn ruled ngalnst the mnjorlty proposal. Tho votlng contlnued untll 8 o cliKK. Mnny cltlzons camo ln between C and 8 o'clock. Frlends of tho tliree candldates ivero nctlve ns ballott peddlers. both In slde and outslde tho hnll. Tenma were run to bilng to the hnll men ln favor of Mr, Glbson. Probnbly 300 twople wero prcsent when Mr. Hookcr nnnounccd the result nbout 8.30. Tho supporters of Mr. Fltta ehecred lustlly, and many people went dlrectly to hls olllco In Crosby block to congratulnto hlm. Later in tho cvonlng the Democrnts held a caucus In Grnnge hnll, wlth nbout 100 present. M. J. Moran wns chnlrmnn nnd Frank Prntt seeretnry. Mr. Mornn wna nomlnnted unnnlmously. Ho hnd an nounced prcvlously that he dld not wlsh to bo a candldate, nnd he cnlled for nnother nomlnntlon, but the votcrs were nerslstcnt nnd Mr. Mornn consentod to uo IIIO IUI1III lf. Mr. Fltts, the Republlcan Nomlnee. Clarke C. Fltts, tho Itepuhllcnn noml nee. wns bom ln west wnnianoro, uci 17, 1S70. son of tho late Osiner C. Fltta nnd Abble M. (Twltchell) Fltts. He nt tcnded the common schools ln Wnrda- boro. Leland & Gray semluary In Town hend nnd Brattleboro hlgh school, grnd untliiB bero ln lSSfi, bofore he wns 1C voars old. He camo to Brattleboro to llve In Jnnunry. 1SS8, when he cntered tho law olllco of Wntorman, Mnrtln & Hitt. He wna ndmltted to tho bar of the supreme court Oct. 21, 1891, four days after he waa 21. He at once opened nn otllce In Crosby block, nnd hns occupled lt ever slnce. All thls tlmo ho has boen nctlvely ongnged In practlce in the county nnd stnte supreme courts, nnd more recently In the I'nlted Stntes courta and the courta of Mnssachusetts and New York. Mr. Fltts ranks oailly tolay ns the leadlng lawyer of hls yeara In the state, In fact, ho la ln the front rank of the Vermont bar. He made n nnme for hlm t-Vlf in hls early 20"s In the Marlboro South pond caae, whlch ho won for the people of Marlboro ngnlnst a syndlcnto whlch trled to mnlntaln excluslve tWhlng prlvllegea on the pond by buylng nll tho lnnd nround It. Tho lato Judge Head o Bellows Falls was as.tociated wlth Mr. Fltts ln thls cnse. After tho victory had been won Judge Bead declarcd that Mr. Fltts had the greatest memory of nny man he ever knew, nnd he told how tho young lnwyer had studled tho case so that ho could glve tho detnlls of nll tho 60 odd transfera of lnnd nround the pond covorlnB n pcriod of ovcr 100 years, when the number of nny deed wna ealled. III woik in tho case of Shermnn v. Kste ey OrBan company, ln the Ilarna Clark insurnnco caae, nnd in Importnnt crimlnal casoa added to hls roputntton. In 1901-02 ho devoted montha of work to the Thompson wlll cnso. whlch brotifih to Brattleboro an nnnual Income of $30, 000 for charitable and other purposea. nnd from its nccumulnted Interest the hoaplt Is now helng liullt. In la02 he wna counscl In the Whlto mlll cnao In Hoaton involvlng Ji50.noo, nnd ror tno past year he waa enBUKed three montha ns senlor counsel for the plalntlff In tho cnso of the Cnseln Company of Amerlcn vs. Alde Speare's Sons of Boston. Thls caae nf fected thif fortunea of a buslness nmount Ing to mllllons of dollars nnnunlly, nnd lt ondiHl In complete victory for the Caseln company. Mr. Fltta has been sueccss ful In prosecutlng the clalma of many lior peoplo ngalnst largo eorporntlon: nnd Is counsel today In many lmportant casoa ln tho Unlted Stntos courts. Mr. Fltts has boen nctlvo in polltles slnce hls boyhood, nnd la n famllar flg ure ln county nnd stnto conventlons. Hls work wns nn Importnnt fnctor ln wln nlng tho senatorinl electlon for Wllllam P. Dllllnghnm nnd In securlng the noml nation of Col. K. Hnsklns for Congres: Ho wns offered the posltlon of judgo of the Unlted Stntes court nt Cnpo Nome, Alaskn, nt n salary of $7500, but decllned on nccount of hls personal nffnlrs. Four years ngo be wns consldered na tho most representntlve young Uepuhllcnn for Brattleboro to scnd to tho leglslnture, but owlng to n contest beforc the caucua ho withdrew In favor of Judgo E. I Wnter man. Two . years ngo he was the nomlneo of hls party, nnd wns beat en nt tho electlon of tho late Dr. Jamea Conland, tho llccnso questlon lelng push ed to tho front as the mnln nnd nlmos only Isauo of the contest. Thero nro pnrtlcular rensons why th buslness men wlsh to havo Mr. Fltts In the leglslaturo to work ln behnlf of th Connecticut river dnm charter, which they wlsh amendod to meet chanBod condltlona nnd In behnlf of other mens ures ln whlch Brattleboro Is doeply lnter estcu. TWIN CITIES SWEPT DY TORNADO 16 People Kllled and 160 lnjured In St, Paul and Mlnneapolls Property Loss $3,000,000. Slxteen llves wero lost, 1C0 peoplo ln jured, nnd property valued at $3,000,000 wns uostroyed ln at. l'aul and Mlnneap olis Saturday nlght, when a tnrnado swopt ovor those cltle.s nt tho rnte of 180 mlles nn hour. Tho streets were flllcd wlth de brls from houses, telophono poles and wlres nnd broken ohndo troes, Thousand of panes of glnss wero shnttered nnd somo cascs tho tln roofs wero rlpped oft nnd rolled ln sheets. To restoro tho bulldlngs that wero damnged or cam pletely wrccked wlll be tho work months. In St. Paul n path half a mllo wldo nnd clBht mlles lonB wns cut through tho clty. Two spans of tho bridgo thnt crosses tho Mlsslsslppl woro cut ou ns If wlth n knlfo. Tho fnlllng glrders crushed a number of small houses In tho flnts below, but the occupants had Iled to tho 1) 111s and escaped. Tho TIvoll thcatro was wrecked nnd two men ln lt wero Kllled. Alo puo jo iqop )saaSq oin stni spuj In the world. lt nmounts to about $100-000,000. B00TS AND SHOES. New Fall Goods Are Now Our stock of new it awaits the inspection of our customers. It is in every stock of goods we have ever shown. The lines of goods are nicer and hand somer, there are more high-priced goods representing the best product of the best shoemakers, and We Shall be A FEW WORDS ABOUT OUR SEASONABLE SALE AND THE KEEP-STOCK-CLEAN POLICY OF OUR STORE. We take pleasure in saying that our Seasonable Sale has been by far the greatest success of any clearance sale we have ever had. The public realized at once, when announcement of .the sale was made, that here was a chance to get new, desirable goods of reliable quality at far below usual retail price. The patronage of this sale has been from a wider territory than ever before, showing that the good reputation of our store is extending and that more and more people are coming to us to supply their wants and save their money. In this connection stock will always be kept clean, at whatever cost to us. For this reason they will always find in our store offerings of odd lots, broken lines and changing styles at a large reduction from retail values. When in want of something along these lines that will save you money, come in and see what we have got. Just now we 6 to 71-2, sizes values, representing from the usual retail DUNHAM THE POLITICAL SWIRL THE CORPORATION TAX LAW. What George W. Hooker and Charles J. Dell Dld to Secure Its Enactment In 1882. rilurllngton Freo Press. Whllo there Is a natural dlsposltlon on tho part of the Ilepubllcans of Vermont to emphaslze tho Importnnce of national Issues In a prualdentlal year, wo should not Ioso slght of tho fact that tho Ite publlcana hnve nomlnnted for the gover norshlp n man who hns proved hlmself to be nn elllclent publlc servnnt In the per son of tho Hon. Charles J. Bell. lt wlll be recalled by some thnt the Hon. J. I Bnratow, whlle governor of Vermont, cnll cd uttentlon to the fact that othor states wero paylng thelr expenses "by a tax on eoiioratlons, and ns he wna in a posltlon to have Intimate knowleilBo concernlng the servlces of dllTerent members of tho Leglslaturo, we asked ex-Governor Bar stow for a statement of hls estlmato of Sonator Bell's work In that body. Ex Governor Barstow's reply Is ns follows: To tho Edltor of tho Froe Press: In your pnper of today, you havo n vcry nble nnd Interestlng edltorlnl on "Ver mont's State Expensea" showing the ben ellclal cffect of the eorporntlon tax law of 1SS2, In dlmlnlshlng nnd finally extlng ulshlng state taxatlon ln Vermont. In connection thercwlth you havo nskeil mo to stnto my recollcctlon of the part taken In thnt Importnnt nct of legislatlon by tho Hon. Charles J. Bell, tho present Itepubllcan nomlneo for governor, nnd I vcry checrfully comply by saying thnt nt tho sossion of 1SS2, Col. George W. Hook er of Brattleboro wns chnlrmnn of tho commlttco on ways and means, from whcnco nll legislatlon for revenuo ls sup posed to emanato. He formulated tho substanco of tho present law, calllng to hls nld the commlssinner of tnxos from Massachusetts. Tho mensuro was foiiBht at every step before thecommltoe.bycor poration nttorneys nnd nbout 40 nmend ments were tacked on to the origlnal blll, but Hooker won by n largo majority, Mr. Bell wns chnlrman of tho commlttee nn ngriculturo nnd ln that capaclty nnd In evory wny was Hookor's most ablo nnd elllclent asslstnnt nnd co-workcr. Hls ndvlco and counsel wns sought nt overy stage nnd ho wns clven credlt ns belng ono of tho chlef promoters of tho corpo atlon tax lnw. At the close of tho sesslon, Mr. Bell had n well cstnbllshed reputntlon ns n wlse, sagnclous leglslatnr nnd ns nn hon est, honorable, Indcpendent man. J. U BAIISTOW. Shelburne, August 19, 1001. Ex-Governor Barstow ls known through out our commonwealth ns n man who Is not nfrald to say what ho thlnks, nnd hls tributo to Mr. BeU's nblllty nnd cfll clency na n publlo servant can not fall to havo a handsomo receptlon by tho voters of Vermont. The Grand Army's New Chlef. Commander-ln Gen Wllmon W. Blackmar, who has been chosen commander-ln-chlcf of tho Grnnd Army of tho Hepuhllc, is ono of tho few survlvlng dlstlnguished soldlers of the wnr for tho Unlpn, He Is a Penn sylvnnlan by blrth. but of Massachusetts by nurturo. He entcred tho servlce when a boy, ns n prlvnto In n Pennsylvnnla cavalry rcBlment. Ho served under Cus ter, pnd bcforo tho closo of the wnr ho wns ndJutnnt-Beneral of n brlgado and n dlvlslon provost marshal. Ho wns at Antlctnm, Stono Itlver, Chlcknmauga. ChattanooBa, In tho Shennndonh vnlloy campaign at Flve Forks, and other great engngements at tho closo of the war, In short, he Is a genulno soldlcV, nnd so worthy of hls present honor. goods for the Fall their quality and ef Glad to Have we wish to assure all havs a special offering of Men's Shoes at $1.59, $1.98 a saving price. ROOSEVELT AS AN "UNSAFE" MAN. tCharlus J. Bonnparte of Baltimore, In n convcntlon speech secondlng the noml natlou of n candldate, in the second Maryland dlstrlct. Some of our Democrntlc frlends are much troubled Just now because they thlnk Presldent ltooscvelt "unsafe." He has had to deal probably wlth more grave nnd dellcate problems demnndlng for their solutlon tnct, patlence, sclf-control nnd sound judgment on hls part than any Presldent slnce the close of reconstruc tlon, nnd, whlle In many cnsos he has dono what many people thought he shnuldn't do, In nearly every Instnnce he hns surprised nnd dlsnppolnted hls num orous critlcs by complete success. To note but a few tllustratlons: The pacltl catlon of the Phlllpplnes, success of self government In Cuba, tho settlemont of the coal slrlke nnd the consummatlon of tho Pannma treaty, wlth Its nssurance of nn lsthmiau canal; n man Justltiod by the ovont ln matters sueh as theso is, 1 thlnk, "snfe" cnough for nnother trlnl; and, at all events, those so ofton mlstaken In thelr prophecles of falluro mlght show n little losa nssurance In calllng hlm "un safe." ln truth, I doubt If wo hnve ever had n Presldent, nnd I nt least have never seen a m.m, more open to suggestlon, nd vlce or remonstrance thnn Theodoro Itoosevelt. He cannot be cajoled; he cannot bo bullled; ho cannot be bought, elther wlth money or wlth anythlng else. If Domocratlc cdltors mean that theso qualltles rendcr n Presldent "unsafe," thcn they nro qulte rlght to prefer nnothor candldate, and I venturo to ndd thnt Davld B. HI1I Is remnrknbly well fltted to suggest n candldate to sult" them. lt may be owned thnt, whethcr Mr. Boosovelt be "safo" or not, ccrtaln clnsses of people would undoubtedly feel ln greater safety wero ho out of the White Ilouse. "Grafters," who look to "pull" for Immunlty; men, whelher rlch or poor, few or many, ln the North of In the Suth, who trespass on tho constltutlonnl rlghts of thelr fellows; rebols and consplrators In the Phlllpplnes; Moorish brlgnnds who kldnnp our citlzens; South American nd venturers who would "hold up" our ca nal; ln short, crlminals nnd lawbreakers of hlBh nnd low dogreo in our mldst, en emles of our country, both nt home nnd nbroad, all these gentry ngreo In flndlng hlm too . "strenuous" for their comfort nnd would sleep better wlth n "safer" Presldent nt Washington. If the news papers whlch declare hlm "unsafe" aro tho mouthploces of ono or moro of theso classos, I flnd no cnuse for wonder in thelr utterancos; otherwlso theso seem surprlsing, except ns showing that they havo nothlng more senslblc to say. Parker's Speech of Acceptance. St. Albans Messeneer. Thero is llttlo that ls decldedly posltlvo nbout It, llttlo that ls forceful, persuaslvo, convincing, that conveys n renllzing sonso of the strong mlnd nnd character of a typlcal exocutlvo, a man that does things nnd sees thnt othor people respon slblo do them, too. To be bl'unt nbout It, tho speech reads like a plntltudlnous es say on good government, Thero is no ring In It, nnd llttlo that nppcals to the popular mlnd thnt ls waltlng to seo whoro thls man of sllenco stands on the great ques tlons of tho dny. Play Fair Wlth Home Dealers. Ilnrdwlck Gazette. The man who llves In Hardwick, carns hls money In Hardwick, but sponds It In Chlcago, New York, Boston or somo othor clty, Isn't playlng n squaro gamo, nnd If ho only knew It, ho Isn't. playlng n wln nlng gamo. Tho clty mcrchant Isn't dolng buslness for hls hcnlth, and thero ls a blgger prollt mado on nll mall orders thnn your homo merchnnt makcs, on hls goods. If you nro n poor man, nnd most of us ure decldedly so, tho homo merchant helps educato your chlldren, protect your property nnd cnre for you ln adversiiy, Plny fair, Spend your money whero you enrn lt. Thls ndvlco npplles to nll coun try towns, Trade is now practically complete, and f ect is more 'snappy You Make Early Selections. our customers in the most positive way that our and $2.47. These on every pair of shoes of BROTHERS. EIGHT YEARS OF FOLLY. tSt. Albans Messenger. Presldent Itoosevelt struck the keynote of the campaign when he sald In hls speech nt the tlme of hls formal notlfl catlon of hls nomlnatlon for the preslden cy: "We are more fortunnte than our op ponents, who now appenl for confldence on tho ground, whlch some express and some seek to have confldentlally under stood, that, lf trlumphant, they may be trusted to prove false to every prlnclple whlch ln the last elght years they have lald down ns vltnl, and to leave undlsturb ed those very acts of the ndmlnlstratlon because of whlch they ask thnt the nd mlnlstratlon ltself be drlven from power." What has the Democrntlc party stood for In those elght years?. Bead the plat forms of 1S9G nnd 1900 to be remlnded that It has ndvocated Forty-cent dollars; War on national bnnks; Throwlng down the tnrlff wall that protects American lndustrles; War on the Supreme Court of the Unlt ed Stntes; Surremler of the Plilllpplne Islands and nbandonment of Flllplnos to a fate worse than that from whlch we rescued them In 1S9S; Cessatlon of measures for the best mlll tnry defence of tho nation nnd lts vnst nnd far reachlng intercsts nnd n teturn to the hap-hazard pretence of an nrmy nnd navy that caused the needless sacri flco of preclous llves and trcasure ln every war In whlch the nation has ever engaged. All of whlch tho American people nt the polls have refused to sanction. That is but a brlef record of the curious record of vngaries and Incompetency upon whlch tho Democratlo party now goes before tho nation. What would have be come of tho country if the Democracy had been trusted wlth tho government and cnrried theso follles Into executlon? Facts vs. Edltorlal Flctlon. Montpelier Journal. Senator Proctor carrles word from Ver mont to the Itepubllcan campnlgn mnn ngors that the Democrnts up that way nre moro unlted than they havo been slnce 1892, nnd that eftort wlll be re qulred to roll up nn exhilarntlng Itepub llcan mnjorlty in September. Mr. Proc tor hlmself cnn do something to that- end probably by endlng tho strlke In hls mnr ble works near Butland. But he has no lntention of yleUling to the demands of the strlkers, nnd says ho wlll let the works go to decay beforo he wlll concede nnythlng. That is calculated to help the Xemoerats more than tho speeclies of Jlr. Cnnnon nnd others booked to par tlclpatq ln the Vermont canvass can hurt. It must tax the nerve of tho most hardened stump speaker to talk of pros perlty, whlch Is the chlef Itepubllcan Is sue, ln the presenco of wnge reducttons nnd strlkes. Sprlngflcld Republlcnn. In tho flrst place tho strlko ln tho mnrble works does not nppenr to have nffeeted to nny great extent tho oxten slvo works In whlch tho Proctors nre Interested. In tho second placo tho ro mark to whlch tho Itopubllcan refers wns reported ns coming from Fletcher Proc tor, presldont of the Vermont Mnrblo company, nnd not from tho Senator. Moreovcr, Vermont has seen no wage ro ductions durlng tho past fow years, but has seen n continunl advance ln wages nll nlong tho llno. The tendency ln Ver mont hns recently been wholly towards hlsher pay In lndustrlnl employments nnd shorter hours for tho laborlng man eenerally. Stump speakers ln Vermont can talk prosperlty and polnt lt out nll nround them. But lt would bo uscless to ndmonlsh thls SpriiiBtleld "Independent" to stlclc to tho facts and tell the truth respcctlng nffatrs or condltlons In Ver mont ns useloss as to ndmdnlsh Mephlstopheles to bo vlrtuous. When n brlde ls belng given nwny lt lt hnrd for her to look sclf-possessed. Phlladelphla Record. in Stock respect the finest ' ' than ever bef ore. in large variety, are exceptional $1.00 to $1.50 A Romance of the War. The most romantlo story of the Russo Japanese war to date ls that told ln the New York Sun concernlng Gen. Kurokl. who led the Japanese advance Into Man churla. The story Is ostensibly based on a letter wrltten by n nephew of Gen. Kurokl, one Oshimn, who ls now a stu dent at the University of Berlin. Ac cordlng to this young man's story, Gen. Kurokl is the son of n Polish nobleman named Kuroskl, who lled from Poland after the Polish revolutlon of 1S31 and was brought up In Japan, where he mar rled a natlve woman. Gen. Kuroki was born ln 1S15 In the provlnco of Satsuma nnd has been a soldier from boyhood. In 1871 he was a captaln of the lmperinl guards, he fdught In the Satsuma rebellion of 1S77, dis tlnEUlshed hlmself ln the Chlnese war by the capture of Wel Hnl Wel, and ws made general along wlth Oku and Nodzu, at the same tlme that Gen. Yamag..ta was made fleld- marshal. Gen. Kurokfs father on hls deathbi d Is sald to have mado tho remark tr.at hls son mlght some day be nble to take revenge on Russla for crushlng P" land. Seventy years after the flnal sib Jugatlon the patrlot's prophecy is real ized. The son is pursuing a vlctorious career ln Manchurla, and the Russi..n army, commanded by the most capable of the czar's oftlcers, ls flylng before hlm, Burlington News. ' " The Story Back of the Bronze Button. Sometlmes in passlng along the street I meet a man who on the left lapel of hls coat wears a llttlo bronzo button. The coat Is often old and rusty, the face seamed nnd furrowed by the toil and sufferlng of years. Perhaps above lt hangs an empty sleeve or below lt stumps a wodden peg. But when I meet a man who wears that button, I doff my hat and stand uncovered ln hls presence yea, to me the very dust hls weary feet have passed ls holy ground, for I know that man ln tho dark hour of our natlon's perll, barcd hls breast to the hell of bat tlo to keep the flag of our country In the Unlon sky. Mnybe at Donelson he reach ed the lnner trench; nt Shlloh held the broken llne; at ChattanooBa cllmbed the llame swept hlll, or stormed the Lookout Helghts. Ho was not born nor bred to a soldler's llfe. Hls country's summons called hlm from the bench, the mlne, the store, the ofllce, the college, the sanrtu nry. He dld not flght for the grced of gold, to flnd ndventure or to wln renown. Ho loved the peaco of qulet ways; nnd yet he broke tho clasp of cllnglng arms, turned from the glnnce of bewltehlng eyes, left good-bye klsses on tlny llps to look death In theace on desperato llelds. And when the wnr wns over, ho quletly took up the broken threads of love nnd llfens best he could, n better cltlzen for hnvlng been so good n soldier. John M. Thurston. Her Reward. "The brute," exclalmed the brldo of a year. "Hnve a cup of tea, dear," sald 1' r fondest frlend, "nnd tell mo nll nbout lt. Whnt has ho been dolng now?" "You know I told you he wns encour s Ing mo to learn to cook; has pralsed mv nlco little cntrees, takes mo to tho tln t v ns nn oceaslonal rewaiil, nnd nll that "No ground for n soparntlon ln that I Imnglne," sald tho doarost frlend w sllght sarcasm. "Your sympathy Is worse than ''"""" tea," retorted tho brldo, who wns ' vlously out of sorts, "but I'm Bolnfi to tell you nnywny. Not lons nso he pr 'in Ised me n surprlso If I would turn o'.t n nlco dlnner cooked nll by myself, from soup to coffeo. I.nst nlght I dld. Ev " thliiB pleased hlm. " 'My pet,' ho remarked, 'I bellov. I promlsod you a surprlso on nn occnlon llko thls.' " 'Yes, darllng,' I nnswered, 'do tell mo whnt it ls.' " ' I shnll dlschargo the cook at tho end of the month,' he sald." New York Press.