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THE VERMONT PHGEJSTIX, BRATTLEBORO, ER1DAY, DEOEMBER 80, 1JJ04. New Glassware New assortmcnt of fancy shaped dlshes In bluc, green and opal glass. Thesc dlshes ate vcry ornament al whcn not In usc, and have a large variety of uses such as vases, bon bon dlshes, nut dl hcs, frult bowls, card trays, etc. You can see ihese dlshes in our south wlndow. Macyif them are worth 25c, but we put them all in at one low price only 15c each. WILCOX'S NEW YORK BARGAIN STORE. Hmttloboro, Vt. Orcenlleld, Mnss TO RENT. in my New Buildlng, 2 Stores 20 x 70 wlth up-to-dato ploto glass fronts. Also 4000 square feetof floor space one flight below Elliot St. well lighted with large windows on three sides ; steam heat ; will will be divided to suit require ments of those wishing to rent. Also one large rear room, 20 by 17, one flight above Elliot St. Apply to H. L. EMERSON, Brattleboro, Vt. Get Your lce Harvesting Tools such as lce Tongs, Saws, etc, at ROBBINS & COWLES, Brooks House Block. A Telephone in your homc or offlcc mcans Safety, Comfort, . Convenience i and Satisfaction. Address New England Telephone and Telegraph Co. Boston, Mass. TAKE NOTICE ALL our Bills are due Jan. 1. We expect and must insist on prompt payment Dec. 30. BRATTLEBORO GAS LI6HT CO. HAIR STORE. Slaiiufnctiiicr and ilealer lu Human Hair Goods. "Witrs nnd nc9 tor ladles, tmipoos nnd wlirs lor Kontipnien. uuir niwinir p.iiiord. tpeciai aiiicuiiou kiii u uiiiii omcrs. MltS. WIIITNBY. U llurrlson Avc, Sprlnufleld, Muss. The Vermont Phoenix. ALL THE HOME NEWS. Yearly subscrlptlon prlce, $1.50. A 3-months' Trial Subscription for 25 cents. JOB PRINTING. E. L. HILDRETH 4 CO. How to Make Hens Lay In Wlnter. Authorltles nll ngreo thnt eggs aro ro Iiik to ho very hlgh thls wlnter. Evory poultry keeper, therofore, will doubtless bo Interestcd ln tho followliiR lettor from S. B. Huell & Co., South Strafford, Vt In whlch they tell how to mnko hens lay ln wlnter, Ilero lt 1s: "We havo sold 'I'age's Perfected Poultry Food' wlth a went denl of satisfaction, as all who have used cnll for more, snylng thnt It 1s Just tho thlng wanted to keep hens produclng crbs whcn they are brlnglng tho hlgh cst prlces.' The Dest Poultry Food, Oplnlons vary as to what ls best ln very llne. Tho best Poultry Food ls tho ono that glvos best rosults. T. W. Sllght, Haverhlll, N. II., oxpresses hls oplnlon In tho followlng letter: "I am pleased to iy that 'Pago's Perfeeted Poultry Food' is tho best Poultry Food that has como undor my obsorvatlon. It ls an excellent aellcr." BRATTLEBORO CHRISTMAS CELEDRATIONS. Observanecs In the Churches and the Spcclal Exerclacs, wlth Trees, (or the Chlldren. The nnnuni observnnco of Chrlstmns by tho locnl cliurrh oignnlziitlons wns cnrrled oitt nccnrdliiR to the proBrnm pub llshed Inst wcek, nnd whllo ln somo In ntancea tlio wenther wns Inclomcnt, thc condltlons fnr tho most part woro fuvor nblc. Tho llrst ciiteitultiment wiih hcld Frlday nlnbt In thc t'nivcrsnllst vestry. Santn Clnus wns presont, mid thero weie two Cluistmna trees, ono for the chll dren nf the church nnd tho other for tliclr lnvlted Rllests. A progrum wns slu'ti by Hip chlldren. For tho Hunday servico tho cliurrh wns dccorntod wlth liiuiel. overgroon, chrysanthemums, rosca, nnd white strenmers, nnd In tho oonlng there wns n conpcrt liy tho Sundny school. Suppor wna servod In tho Meth ndlHt vostiy Sututdny pvpnlng, followed by a muslcnl proRinm nnd n Clitistinns treo, wlth Snntn Clnus. Ilolly nnd ev erRiepn woro tho dpcorntlons lu the church Sundny mornlng. Tho decorntlons In thp CotiRregrttlnnnl phtlich Sundny coiislsted of n mnaa of plne brnnehea, glvlng n bpnntlful offopt. mi Tuesdny aftornoon there wns nn cn tortnlnmont In the vestry for tho prlmnry plilldron nnd ln tho evenlng for tho oldor chlldrpn, Santn Clntia dlstrihutlng glfts from n Chrlstmna troo both tlmca. Tho treo wna covored wlth tlny, colorod tiec trlp llghts nnd wns much ndmlrod. ltov. Fnther Carmody pronched In tho Itomnn Cnthollc church nt tho mldtilBht tnnss nnd ltov. Fnther Conroy of SprltiB llold. Mnss.. nt the 10.30 tnnss. Tho ul tnr wna covored wlth cnndlea nnd the ei 1b wna deoorntcil wlth ovcrBreen. Solos woio simg by Dr. F. II. O'Connor nnd Miss Kntherlne Gnlvln In nddltlQii to those lntroduccd In tho roBUlar muslcnl mnases. I.nurel nnd bolly conatltutod tho doco rntlons nt tho I'nltnrlnn church Snndny. At I o'clock n cnrol servico wns hcld, wlth excrclsoa by the ohlldron. On Wednosday evcnlns nn entortnlnment, wlth Chrlst mns treo nnd Santn Claus, wns bcld ln Wells hnll, suppor belng aerved. Fes toons of ovorKreen woro piomlnent nmons th decorntlona nt the Eplsonpnl church Sunday. At 5 o clock yostenlny n Christ nuts tieo nnd cnrol sorvlco wna held ln tho clnitch for the lienpllt of tho chlldren, nnd nd.outnment wna tnken to Grnimo hnll wbero refteshinonta woro served for the little peoplo nt fi o'clock nnd for the older peoplo nt ,..,0 o clock. A gonernl puiisli soclnble wna held. The dccoratlona in the Flrst Huptist church Sundny were pnlnis nnd Ilnwers wlth Chrlstmaa troes lu tho lllblo school room. The prlmnry nnd Intermodlntc do partmenta of tho lllblo school held nn on trrtnlnnipnt nt 7.30 last evenlng. Snntn Claus dlstrlbutlng glfts from aevernl small trees. Death of Lleut. Georqe H. Durns. I.lcut. GeorRP II. Ilurns, 71. dled nt hls hnme on WnshltiKton strcet Just beforo mldnlBht ns Chrlstmns Sundny wns drnw ItiR to n close. Ho hnd beon In III honlth wlth cnnccr of tho stomncli nbout n yenr nnd n hnlf, but dld not Blvo up work un tll last Novemhor, nnd ho wns nble to le out doors untll Krlday. On Snturday mornlnB hls condltlon Ijecamc worso nnd lie fnlled rnpldly untll tho cnu. Mr. Hurns wns one of 12 chlldren of Wllllam nnd Ilannnh (Cletnent) Hurns nnd wns born In WhltlnKhnm Mnrch 27. 1S33. Whcn ho wns four ypnrs old bla fnther nnd fam Hy moved to Woat Hnllfnx, whcro he llved about 25 yonrs. He marrled Mnry A. Wltt of thnt town Mny 23, 1S5S. In IKG2 he cnllsted In Company K, lflth Vermont Voluntcpra. nnd on Sept. 3 of thnt yenr he wns commlssloned second lleutennnt. Ho reslBiied l'eb. 19, lSfi.l, on ncconnt of 111 henltli. For n short time nfterurds l.lcut. nnd Mra. Hurns llved In West Dor chester. Mnas., nnd from thcre they went West for nbout p yenrs. comliiK to Ilrnt tleboro to llvo In September, 1S70. They llved on rropcct Illll 31 yenrs. nenrly nll of thnt tlme beliiB spent in the houso whlch Mr. Hurns built nt 23 Wnshln ton street. Ho wns omployed by the Katey Oruan company nt ono tlme, but the Kroater pnrt of hls llfo in Itrnt tleboro wns spent ns n Krooeiy clcrk. hls last posltion beinK In tho (irnnKO storo. Three chlldren wero born to Mr. and Mrs Hurns, of whom ono survlves. Mnmle vrlfe of Will Lewis of West SprlnKilpld M'iss. Hpsldes hls wlfo nnd daUBhter lie lenvcs threo slsters. Mra. Clnrn Henjaniln nf Hrownton, Mlnn., Mrs. Kannle I'isher of ChlcaKO nnd Mrs. M. E. T. Pnunce of 1'i-ovidence, lt. I., step-mother of I'res Ident Pnunco of Hrown univeralty, nll pf them beliiB older thnn he. I.leut Hurns was n member of tho Haptlst church. Chnrlps P. Clnrk post, G. A. lt. of West llnllfax, Columblnn lodKe. P. A. M., Fort Dummer chnptcr, VI. A. M. Connecticut Vnllcy Council. Henusennt Commnndcry, K. T.. nnd tho Mystlc Shrlne. IIo wns n Bood husuand, fnther nelRhbor nnd clllzen. He found comfort ln hls homc, nnd he enjoyed nlso the ns soclatlons or tho lodge room. He wns well informed, nnd hls rendy wlt nnd hls conRcnlnl tempornmcnt mnde nll who knew hlm dellRht In hls eomrndeship. Slnco tho wnr ho had heen n Domocrnt tnkinR a prominent pnrt In the counclls of the locnl inojnbors of thnt party. The funcral was lnrRely nttended nt the houso Wodncsday nflernoon. Itev Gcoi'BP H. Iiwson, pastor of the Pirst Hnptist church, olllcinted, nnd tho KnlRhts Tcmplnr servlco wns observed. Twenty f-"lr KnlRhts of Henusennt Commnndcry were present, nnd slx of them ncted ns bearers I. Hcnry I'rntt, J. A. Tny'or, II Taylor, C. I I'lpor, II. W. Hlmondi and C. P. Thomas. The burlal wna ln I'rospect Illll cemeteo". Prlze for a Grafton Boy. In tho uwntdlng of prlzes by tho Hlack Cat in thnt mnRnzlne s. Intest stnry con tcst, tho namo of Chapln Hownrd of Graf ton was notlccd ns tho wlnncr of $250. Just ln good senson for Chrlstmns cheo the foitunnte onea recelvcd checka aRRro Bitlng $12,500. Tho expenso of conductlng tho contest, whlch opencd Juno 1 nnd closed October 12, reached nenrly $30,000, Mr, Hownrd !s but a Uttlo over 21 yenrs old nnd thotiRh born In Morlden, Conn, comes of good old Vermont stock, both hls pnrenls belng natlves of Windham county. Hls storles linve been neceptcd hefore thls In dlfferent publicatlons. III: futuro llterary success will bo wntched with intorest. Walton's Vermont Reglster for 1905 Walton's Vermont ReRlstor hns bcen nn Indispcnsnblo hnndbonk for bustness nnd professlonnl men sinco 1817. It wns never so complete and nccurnte as thls yenr. Tho incrense in the length of the pago mnnes u moro convenlent. Tho llsts of Unlted Stntes nnd stnto of flclnls, olilcers of vnrlous stnto nssoct ntlons and socletles, nnd nll other lnfor mntlon nbout Vermont whlch hns mnde waiton s KCBlster sucli a hnndy book o rcferenco for so many years, will bo found brouRht fully up to date. . It Is for salo by locnl denlers or will bo sent, postpald on recelpt of 25 ccnta, hy the Anlton Ileglster company, Hurllng ton, vt. For Over Slxty Years Mrs. AVInslow'a Soothlng Syrup has been used for over 60 years by mllllons of momers lor ineir cnnuren wnue teetning, softens the cums. nlluvs nll nnln: eures wlnd collc, and ls the best romedy for uiurrntEu. ii wui reneve tne poor little sufferer lmmedlately. Sold hy drugglsts In every part of the world. Twenty-flve cents a bottle. Be sure and ask for "Mrs. Wlnslow's Soothlng Syrup," and take no uuier Kinu, LOCAL NEWS CHAROE IS QDAND LARCENY. Fellx Rlchards, a Frenchman, and $47 Dls appeared at the Same Tlmc Arrested In Palmer. Fellx ItlehnuK n Frcnchmnii who hna eon omployed ns u furm linnd by Ilookpr Wlnchoalcr, dlanpponreil Hundiiy nfter noon, nnd whcn Mr. Wlnclieater went to la wrltlng dcsk nftcr hls pocket book. whlch contnlned $17, llint lmd dlsnpponred nlso. Mr. U'ltichostor uotlllcd Chlcf-of- 'ollce Hnll, who sent toh'phono mesaaRes o vnrlous towns, spndltiB ono to l'nlmcr. Mnaa., whcre ItlPhnrda workpd nt ono line. On Mondny nlKht Mr. Hnll recelvcd notlco from l'nlmcr tlint Illchnrda hnil icon nrrpstcd, nnd hp went to Puliner fter 1dm Tuesd'iy, lPturnlnB Tupsdny nlBht. In thp prlaonor'M pocketa wns found $4.75. It wna lenrned thnt Illch- ttla had apent tnonoy nt Brattleboro. lolyoko nnd othcr plncos. lle hnd u tlck- t ftom KprliiBllcld ln rnlinor nnd ono from l'nlmcr to Hmttlohoro. lle clalmed thnt Mr. Wlnclieater let hlm Imvo $10, mt Mr. Wlnchealcr snys tho sum wna 1.25. On bcliiK nrrnlBncd before Jtistlrn Newton Wednosdny mornltiB Illchnrda ploadcd BUllty lo the clmrBe of Kratid lar- ceny nnd wna botiud over to thp Krnud Jury In tho sum or JBnn. Ho wns tnken lo New fane Jall )iy Constnblc W. I,. Wnlker. Tho cnse will lio trlcil nt the Aprll tprm of tho county oourt. The wnrrnnt for ltlch- ard'a nrrest wns lsaucd by Attorncy (icn- rnl Kltts. LEAD WAS TOO GREAT. Brattleboro Outplayed Holyoke In Last Half Dut Was Qeaten 22 to 16 Some Sencatlonal Throws. Itaskct ball hot ennuRh to put the spec- ta'ora on the illll vlve nnd nrouso old tltne enthuslnsm wna plnyed In Pestlvnl mll Tuesdny nlRht between n tenm of ex- I lolyoko hlRb aehool hoys nnd tho Brattle boro lndopondents. Not only wns the contest fast but It wns clenn nnd aporta- tiinnllke. Holyolie. wlth the advuntnRe if the west basket, starled tho Raine wlth rush nnd nt the end of the llrst half had the blg lend of 18 to 5. Tlmekeeper lleii Rot so Intetcsted ln the gamp thnt ho fot-Rot hls wnteh so thnt the playera kept RolhR 26 iniiiutea. nnd aome of them weie pretty well pumped out. In the secoittl hnlf Cooloy tetlred, Ktolte roIiir lo centre nnd Mnrch tnklng the tatter's place nt rlKht forwnrd. Thp chnnBe work ed wondets, the home tenm playliiR fust er nnd more H.vslumiitlcally. completely oulplnylnB tho vlsllors. wlth 11 point to but the lend or the flrst hnlf wns too Rrent to oveiifiine. nnd the llnul cndlriR wns 22 to If. in f ivor of Holyoke. It. Snow shot baaketa llke u trlck performer, get- tliiR some Iong ones from tho sldp llnos. Cooley drnpped the ball into the bnsket from the centre of tho hnll nnd Mnrch caRed It twlce in si'iis.ulonnl style. Holyoke Independents It. Snow, lf rR. Stafford C. Snow, if 1r. Kerriter McCorklndnlo, c c, Cooley. Stolte Connell, Ir rf. Stolte, Mnrch Wiley. rg lf, Kllls Score, Holyoke 22. Independents 10 Goala from lield. It. Snow 5, ConiuH 2, StntTord 2, Mnrch 2, McCorklndnlo. Stolte. Perrltcr. Cooley Goals from foula. Stolto t'lnplre nml lteferee. Monroe of Wcs- leynn. Tlmekeeers, Allen nml Dautels, Bellows Falls Y. M. A. 18 Brattleboro Y. M. C. A. 11. Tho Bellows Falls jouur men's nssocla tlon team defeated the Brattleboro Y. M. C. A. nt Bellows Fnlla Frldny niRht IS to 11. hrost plnyed n stnr gnme for the home team, but for tho tlrst tlme was held down to u smnll number of baskots, elght being hls lowest record so fnr thls senson before Frlday's gnme. The sum mnry: Bellows Falls Brnttlebnin Y. M. C. A riost. rf Ir. Crosler Hoberts, If rg. CundllT l.lvennoie. c c. Ferrltor MneDonnld, rg lf. Stnfford McGreen. lg rf. ltlloy Score. Bellows Falls IS. Brattleboro 11. Goals from lloor. Frot 2, Stnffoid Crosler 2. l.lvermore 2, MucDonald, Mc Green. Goals from fouls, Frost 5, Ferrltor 3. I.ivormore. lteferee, 10. Jones. lm plre, ThoinpHon. Tlme 20 mlnuto hnlves Local Leaque Will Open the Season To- nlght. The flrst gnme of the local leagtio will be plnyed thls evening between Company I nnd tho Ivnlghts of Columbus. Tho nd' dltionnl contest will bo loteen Brnttle boro hlgh school nnd Arms ncademy of Shelburno Fnlla. Tho hlgh school lost on vlsiting the Mnssachusotts town n fow weeks ngo, but has Improved greatly slnce then, nnd the boys expect to glvo thelr oppontnts n fall tonlght. Tho ndmlsslon feo hns boen placed nt n nomlnnl rnte. Basket Ball Notes. Brnttlelmro IiIrIi school is "condnR some. iJist Frldny nlght nt Newport .. 11., ngalust tlie hlgh school team o that town, our studenta won 38 to 1G, Last yenr Newport clalmed tho Inter scholastlc chnmplonshlii of New Hamp smie, nnd rour or tlio men on thc tenm n that tlme nie uow ln tho llno-up. Company I hna four gnmes scheduled In the next elght days. beglnnlng tonlght agnlnst tho Knlghts of Columbus. On Mondny tho boys will go lo Newport N. 11., to meet Company M of the Flrst New Hnmpshlru roglment, Wcdnesdny Company JI will bo here for a return game, nnd on Frldny Company I will run up ngalnst the stong Keeno Athlctlc club nt Kecne. Company D of St. Johnsbury hns slrong team ngaln thls yenr. The old players, Buckluy, Beck. Henth nnd Wrlght nro In tho gnme, nnd the new men nro Page, Carr and Hnle, tho lntter snld to be n flnd. Company D dofentcd St. Johns bury ncndemy 15 to 20 Inst Frldny oven ing. L. p. JlcGovorn of Lynn. Mnss, who plnyed ln that clty nnd Qulncy, has oeen engaged to como to st. Jolmsbury ns concu. Tho grentest number of bnskets ever thrown in n basket ball gnme In the Ens was accompllshed by the Melroso Y. M C. A. team lu a gumo wlth tho Cllftnndnle Y. M. C. A. nt Melroso Mondny. when the homo nggrcgation mndo 11U polnts ngalnst four for tho vlsltors, nftcr 40 mlnutos of plny. Tho Melroso team mndo up of boys who twlco contested utiHUCccssfully ugnlnst Holyoke hlgh sciiooi ror tho Interscholnstlc chnmplon snip. A GUARANTEED CURE FOR PILES, ItchinR, Bllnd, Bleeding or Protrudlng Piles. Drugglsts refund money If Pazo uiniment laus to cure any case, no mat ter of how lonc standlng, ln 6 to 14 days, Klrfit nnnllfn tinn rrk'Aa anaa nrA mo 60e. If your drugglst hnsn't lt send 60o in niamps ana ii will ue lorwaraed post pald by Paris Mediclno Co., St. Louis, There nre many forms of nervous de btllty In men that yleld to the use of Carter's Iron PUls. Those who are troubled wlth nervous weakness, nlght sweais, eic, snouiu try tnom. "What Is the prlco of Dobbln's Electrlc onpT "Slx cents a bar, full slze, reduced from ten. wny, uiai'a tne prlce of common brown soap. Bend ma a box. I can' atTord to buy any other soap after thls,1 THE PRICE OF GOLD. What It Costs In Saerlflce to Oet It In Death Valley A Modern Proof of the Old Perslan Proverh. Tho mornl of tho old l'cralnn proverb, thc clienpcst thlnB In tho khiBdom Is whnt men hold most dcnr," la called to nrind by the story whlch comos from Snn Krnnclaco of tho dnlly sncrlflco tr humnn llxos In the tnnd sonich for gold ln tho Denth Valley. I'aat Funcral Mountnlns, whlch stand wnidor nt tho Bnto mon nro strUBBllnB. lurcxl by tho lust of lucro. Men hnvc strnycd Into uenth Vnlley tnutiy u tlme before, but lt wns whcn they woro razed wlth thlist nnd know thnt no tor- tncut of tho unknown could aurpasa tho nsony of tho ltnown. From end lo end Denth Vnlley w strown wlth blonchliiB, siin-drlcd nnd vulture-plckcd skelelons, It Is the most bairen nnd forsnken plnco lu North Amerlcn. Uenth luika on overy hnnd, but men nro rIvIiir tip comfortnblo homca by the hundred, wlth chnncos n mllllon lo one nBnlnst thptn, nnd storm Iiir Ptinornl Mountuhis In hope to strnRBle Into Denth Vnlley In despalr becntiso gold uis bcen found n little further Tm. The toiiuiea nwnltlng them hnvc been her- nlded wldely. but ennnot daunt tho nd venturotia aplrlt of thp urRonnuls. All thrpUBh ncnlh Vnlley, ns well na nlong the frlnse of both the Mojnvp nnd the Colonulo desert. the ntmosphpro Is so levold of tnoisture that everythlnB la ns dry na u bone. The new urrlvnl llnda that nll siiperlluona fnt nnd llesh nppenr to melt nwny from hlm. Ho hns to tnko up aevernl holes In hls belt nnd ho hns to drlnk Biillona of wnter every dny whoro he ordlnarlly drnnk sevenil Klnsseai. In fnct the svslem crnvea so much wnter thnt If lt ennnot be proeured tho mnn'a alreiiRth falls rnpldly, nnd to 1k wlthout It, oven In the ahnde. la sure denth nfter n dnv or two. To rim out of water on tho trnll and to bo foteed to trnvel over the dosert In tho tlerce Rlaro of the aun meana lnsanltv In n fow mln tiles nnd denth In n fow hours. Not oven the sensonod resldent cnn ro- alst thls hent for lonB. Tho only recourse of the old lealdent who loses hls wnter supply ln nny wny la to soek shelter un der n mosiiultn bush nnd to wnlt untll thc sun Roes down. Thon he must hlt the trnll nml ronch it well before aunrlae. or tinleos he has wonderful vltnllty, hls skel etnn will be udded to the lnrRe collectlon tnat llnes nll the ro.nds throuRh Death Vnlley. The old 1'eislnn proverb hns bcen prrivpd over and over nKnln, but npvcr more con cluslvelv tluin In thls cnse. The hupl for Rnhl haH nlwavs been the hunt for death. The Western plalna. over whleti the nrRonauls of 1S9 striiRBled townnl Oallfornla nnd Rold. the sllent jilaces nlnnn the i hllkoot I'nss, the Riont steppes of Slbern, the Rivnt wnntes of South Af- rlea. wlierev.T Rold hns be4'n found. men hnvc offercd In bounteous mensuie thnt whlch thev hol.l most dear nnd vet thnt whlch la chenivst In klnRdom or republlc. Men by the tliouxands have left riches nt home to tempt fute nnd thnt wHI-o'-the-wlsp Rold and havo ndded thelr bones to the froi-vil pyrea thnt mnrk every such stniKKle. The Denth Vnllev rush Is but uuother In tho lonR llat slnce men aouRlit to llml the pots of gold nt the fool of the mhilxiu. Total Abstlnence In Germany. A corresK)tulence of the Nntlon wrltlng from Germany mnkea some statomonts concernlng the progress of the totnl ab stlnence movomont In thnt country thnt mny cnuse aomo surprlse in thls. Wo have lx-en nccustomed to regnrd Germanv as r. most unllkely fleld for the exploltntlon ot sucn n movement. Hecr drlnklng has leen so unlvorsnl nmong nll clnsses nml such n genenil fnmlly nnd snclnl leverngo, except where wlne wns used Instend, tlint It wna not supiMod the practlce would ever loosen Its hold; but the devolopment of totnl nbstlnen-e hna Iwcoine mnrked enough to nttrnct nttentlon. The growth of the movement hns beon dlfferent there from whnt It hns beon In thls countrv or In KtiRlnnd. There and hero It hns been stnrted nmong the more Intelllgent nnd thoughtful classes. nnd has workevl down wnid. In Germany lt hns Ita r'oots among the lalHrlng p.-ople. nml If lt nppreclably expnnda lt must work upwnrd. Slxteen yonrs iiro the only mnn In Gcr mnny who pulillcly stood forth ns nn ndvo cnte of totnl nbstlnenee wns Professor BuiiRe of Basel. The yenr followlng Pro fessor Forel, anothor leader of the cnuse. urged thnt ln aceordnnee wlth Kngllsh pi-nctlee nlcohollsm should be treaied by totnl nhstincnce. Bolh those men were Intighed nt. but they persevered, and ln 1S92 Professor Krnepelln of Ileidclberg umleitook n serles of oxperlments for the purpose of nscertnlnlng the effects of nl cohol upon the slmplor operntlona of the mlnd. Hls publlshed rosults ultrncted wlde nttentlon. They were to the offoct that oven modprato drlnklng hnd nn on feebling effect nxm the mentnl proceases nnd Upon bodlly vlgor. Slngularly enough. theso demonstratlons mnde the least Imprcsslon upon peoplo of the hlghest mentnllty nnd of tho hlghest ethlcnl nnd rcllglnus pretenslona. Yct perhapa thls was not wholly strnnge. be cause the movement wns not urged upon mornl or rellglous grounds, but purely from tho solentlfle polnt of vlew. Tho best oducnted peoplo nre frefiuently thc most sceptlcal townnl new theorles. es lclnlly when restralnod by n heredltnry custom, nnd studenta In 'the unlversitles keep on drlnklng thelr beer; tho churches nre Indlffcrent or unfrlendly nnd the phys lclana lu genoral prnctlce are scoffera. But the ciufio ls mnklng vlgorous progress nmong tho Inborlng clnsses who nre swcll Ing. ln evor Increaslng nnmbers, the rnnka of tho Good Templnrs. whlch orgnnlzatlon has been eopled from Kngland nnd thls country. They hnve tnken n llrm hold In the provlnce of SehleswlR-Ilolsteln nnd ln the cltles of HnmburR nnd Bremcn. Boston Trnnacrlpt. The Truthful Flsherman, Tho lato Senator Quny, hlmself a Rrent flshermnn, used to enjoy telllug of the tall storles recounted by the West Vlrclnln nnglera nlong tho banka of thp Cheat Itlver. Ono dny a stranger from Marylnnd. In senrch of sport, nsked one of the nntlves whethcr thero wns good tlshlng lu the vl clnity. "Nono botter nnywhore." wns tho reply. "Whnt klnd of llsh have you bere nbouts?" nsked tho stranger. "Oh, most nll klnds." "I hopo there nro some pimo flsh to bo hnd." contlnucd the man from Maryland. "Tell ino, whnt wns the welght of tho largest llsh ever cauRbt ln thls reglon." "Well. slr," responded tho West Vlr glnlnn, "wo don't nevor tnke no welghln' machlnes wlth tis when wo llsh, so I wouliln't llko to say, belng nn honest man, Just how much thnt Inst trout of mlno dld welgh, But when I pulled thnt fljh out of tho wntor tho rlver went down n foot." Ilarpcr's Weekly, Ira A. Abbott of Havcrhlll, Mass., who has been nppolnted to tho supremo bcnch of New Mexlco by tho Prcsldent, wns born ln Pomfret 00 yenrs ngo. Ho wns a prlvuto In Company C, 0th Vermont rog lment, In tho clvll wnr. Ho grnduatcd from Dartmouth In 1S70, was ndmltted to tho bnr, nnd tho past slx yenrs has been chlef Justico of tho ccntrnl dls trlct court of North Kssex county. A Card. We. tho underslgned, do hereby ngreo to refund the money on a 50-cent bottle of dreene's Warranted Syrup of Tar, If It falls to curo your cough or cold. We also guarantce a 25-cent bottlo to prove satls fnctory or money rofunded. Thomas Pharmacy, O. K. Greono, Brooks Houso Pharmacy, F. II. Holden & Co Brattleboro. J. Ji. Stockwell. West Brattleboro. R. A, Templo & Co.. Jacksonville. M. S. Mann, Hlnsdaie. N, II. W, S. Holland, Townshend. Barber Brothers, West Townshend. N. M. Batchelder. Newfane. C. B. Park. A. M. Merrlfleld, Wllllamsvllle W. C, Halladay, East Dover, A. E. Smlth, Jamaica. F. L. Wheeler, Wardsboro. Brown & Ilyder, West Wardsboro. A. M, Corser, M, G, Wllllams, Putney. Clapp 8c Jones CHOICE SELECTIONS OF Books, Stationery, Pictures and Framing. INTERESTING GOODS for the The Redemption of Johnson Sides How a Backslldlna Indlan Was Enabled to Preserve Hls Self-Respect. Tho dny wns hot and the wlnd wus hlgh, nnd the nlkall dust from the snge bruah coveretl plnlns sifted Into the car nml whltencd the stuffy upholsterliiK nnd burjowwl Into tho ncrvea of the ikisscii nera. HverylxHly longed for Jhe eomlng of nlght, nnd tho rellef of the cllmb up the cool holghts of tlio Sierms. I lonkeil out on the aun-llooded plat- fiirm nt WlnnemucrH and wondered, wlth a feellng of Irrltatlon ngalnat nll thlnga enrthly, what I should do wlth myself durlng (ill the Iong. hot, nnd uncomfort- uble hours thnt were stlll to in onuureo. And then I saw thc blg, bnxul-sliouiciereu llirure and the round, good-natured fnco of the Nevndnn enter the car nnd como strnlgbt toward my sectlon. Ami ni onco 1 forgot tho heat and tho nlkall uusi, nnu my henrt sang wlth Joy, for I knew tho Nevadan of old. nnd know hlm for tho prlnce of story tellers. So thero wns con-ti-nt In my soul and fore-knowledgo of dellghtful entertnlnment wlth tnles new nnd old. For tho Nevndnn's old storles nre Just ns lntcrestlng ns hls new ones. tioonuse you never recognize incm iuj nnythlng you ever heard before. Hls store of yarns Is llmltlcss nnd needs only a llstencr to set It unwlndlng. llke nn end less cnble. wnrrnnted to run ns Iong as hls audlcnce Inughs. So the Nevndnn tnlkcd nnd I llstened nnd laughed and felt nt pence wlth tho world. And presontly he bcgan to tell mo alMjiit Johnson Sldcs. "Of course, you've heard nlmut hlm, hnvoii't you?" be askeil. "Everybody who ever lled on elther slopo of the Sl erraa must havo heard about Johnson. Well, Johnson Sides is a whole lot of n man, oven If bo Is only n Pluto Indlan. It aln't uulto fair.' though, to spoak of hlm na only nn Indlan. for he hna dovoloped into nn Indivldunl nnd wonrs storo clothea. "Tho llrst tlmc I ever saw Johnson wns nway back. yenrs ngo. when I tlrst went to VirRlnla Clty. Golng down C strcet one dny 1 stopped to look at some work men who were oxcavuting for the founda tlon of a houso. They had been blast Ing. nnd were ivoiklng away llke good fellows gettlng tho pleces of rock off the slto. On tho south sido of tho blggeat stone they had romoved. wbero the sun shone on hlm nnd ho wna sheltcred from tho wlnd, n blg Pluto wns lylng on the grnund nnd wntchlng the workmcn ns if lie had boen thelr boss. Ho was wnipped lu nn nrmy blanket, new but dlrty, nnd ho woro n fnlrly roo1 bnt nnd a palr of boots wlthout holes. Hls faco and hands were dlrty and hls hnlr hung nround hls enis nnd neck nnd eyes In thnt flnr dls order whlch the Plutes ndmtre. "1 wondered why he wns wntchlng tho workmen, for lt Is little short of a mlr nele for a Pluto to tnko nny Interest whntever In manual labor. So I stKike to hlm. Wlthout paylng nny attentlon to mo or what I had sald, or oven seemlng to be consclous of my prosence, he rose, strnlghtcnetl hlmself up, threw hls head back, and snld, ns lf he were nddrosslng the world ln general: 'White man work, white mnn eat; Injun no work, Injun eat; whlto man damn fool. "I laughed nnd sald: 'You've struck It, right at tho bottom. Anybody with ns much wlsdom ns thnt descrves to Ixs sup ported by the communlty. llero's a dol Iar for you.' Ho took tho monoy ns dls dnlnfully ns Jf he hnd been n prlnce nnd I n subject paylng back taxcs, nnd wlthout onco looklng nt mo stalkod o!T down tho strcet. An hour nfterwnrd I rnn ncross Johnson, two other bucks, nnd a snuaw, slttlng on tho ground ln tho sun behlnd n barn plnylng pokcr. Johnson must havo rnked ln everythlng tho wholo iwrty had, for that nlght tho rcst of them wero so bcr nnd he wna whooplng drunk. In con sequenco. he got locked up for n whllo. The pollco of VirRlnla Clty nlwnya gavo Johnson tho compllment of locklng lUm up when ho got drunk, for wlth whlskey InsUlo or hlm ho was more Uko n mad devil than anythlng elae. "After ho got out of Jall I saw hlm standlng nround for severnb dnys looklng na lordly nnd uncoiisclous ns if ho hnd been worth n mllllon. But tho pnngs of hunger ipust havo set hls wlts to work. For pretty soon hc nppoared on tho stteets wlth a wrlnklod. decreplt old Pl uto tlcd to n strlng. Ho had fastened thc strlng to the old fellow's nrm and ho wnlkcd behlnd, holdlng tho other end, but npparently ns uncoiisclous of tho wholo buslness ns If ho'd boen tho sole luhabltnnt of Virglnia Clty. Ho stalkcd along wlth hls hend ln the nlr, nnd the old fellow trottcd on In front untll Johnson ynnked tho strlng. Then they stopped nnd the old mnn begnn to beg money of tho passers-by, nnd Johnson tumed hls bnck on hls companlon nnd looked off down tho street, proudly pretendlng that they weren't together. If nny ono gnve tho old man money Johnson took lt nt onre nnd lt dlsnppcared somewhore Instdo hls blanket. Johnson nnd hls prlmo mln istor, we used to call tho combination. But Johnson wouldn't leg for hlmself. Oh, no) Ho wns too proud. It's a fact, I novor heard of Johnson Sldcs hlmself nsklng for money. But he kept hls prlme mlnlster trottlng nround for soveral weeks, and ho never let go tho strlng or let tho old fellow keep n two-blt plece. "But Johnson was rcformed nt last; nnd lt wns tho power of the press that dld It. Talk about the press as a moral ngentl Why, bless your soul, when one nowspapor can roform a wholo Plute In dlan nnd mnko a man of hlm well, tho questlon's settlcd, then nnd thero, nnd tho pulplt nnd tho platform aln't In It after that. Wo dldn't try to reform hlm In fnct, we'd rathor havo kept hlm as ho was at flrst. IIo was moro amuslng. But the asplrnttons of Johnson's soul were too much for us. I used to glve hlm money sometlmes he was sure to do somethlng lf he got drunk that was worth wrltlng Cn Cedar Strcet. Color Photographs a Specialty. Art Goods, Baskets, Games, Toys, and an endless variety of up nnd no he go Into the hnblt of eom lng to our nowspnper olllce whenever. ho feb the need of more ensh. lle dldn't ask fnr nnythlng, nnd he nlwnys mnde yo.i feel tlint he was dolng you n gront favor In acceptlng, any strny chlcken-feed you mlght h.ne nbout your olothes. He jjst sat arouml llke a bronzpd nnd blank etrd stntue of Cirsir or Alexnnder or Nn poleon llonaimrte. Not one of the wholo lot of them eer lnnked more as If he owned the whole enrth than Johnson dld after he'd sat tliero threo houra wnitlng for snmelMHly to glvo hlm two bits or a ehew of lobneco. I found out after n whllo that ho could give tne scrnps of iiews nbout tie Indlans over nt Pyrumld lnke or In the clty that were .worth mnk lng Into lo'-nl Items. nnd I nlways pald hlm for thein. Nolody ever saw a proud er Indlnn thsn Johnson wns the llrst dny I dld that. I mnrked the items wlth n blue pencll nnd gnve hlm n copy of the pnpor, and he cnrrled It around wlth hlm untll It was worn out. The money 1 gave hlm for the items ho kept In hls pocket for two whole days. But nt Inst there was n blg pokcr gnme behlnd a barn slx bucks down from Pyramld Lnkp wlth llve doltnrs aplece. nnd It wns too much for Johnson. Hls proudly enrned silver went Into the pot wlth the rest. "Johnson brought up Items every day nfter thnt, nnd soon begnn to feel hlmself one of the professlon nnd n man of con soiuence. He nlwnys brought two or three other bucks wlth hlm to see hls importnnce and 1k Impressed by hls su perlorlty. Whllo they stood aRalnst the wall or squattcd ln a corner Johnson would tnke n chnlr nt a dlgnlfted dlstanco from mo nnd bogin 'Now. you mnko um papcr talk." And he nlwnys ended hls nc count with the emphntle rommnnd, 'Now, you mnke um pnper tnlk straight. But hls llems were not nlwnys 'straight.' Ho had all the Instincts of tho modern nnd progresslve Journnllst, nnd he dldn't hesi- tate to fake when news wna scnrce, nnd ho wnnted money. For after ho Jolned the nowspapor profossion he gavo up beg ging by proxy and allowed hls prlme mln lster to beg on hls own nccount and keep hls own carnlngs. ' Well. It wasn't Iong after Johnson's entnmce Into IlterutUre untll he dlscarded hia blanket and appeared in a coat. The other Indlans btgan to regnrd hlm wlth awe-strurk ndmlr.ition. Every nfternoon he walted in tho oillce untll tho paner came out, nnd then be mnrched off with a copy ln whlch hls 'talk' wns marked. IIo showcd thls to every Indlnn he snw, nnd together they ndmlrod It with tho pnper wrong slde up. sldewise, and every other wny. Johnson's specinl frlends nmoiiR the whltes were slmilarly favored. no would hand the paper wlth a magnl tlcent nlr. polnt n dlrty flnger to a mark ed paragraph, and say, '.Make um paper talk mo.' "Tho clvlllzlng Inlluence of llternrj- pur sulls and unlvers.il resiect soon told upon Johnson's personal appeanmce. He 1m gan to wash hls face and hands. Hls self-respect seomed to grow, llke love, by what It fed on. nnd the more he becnme respectnblo the more hls ambitlons spread out nnd flourlshod. Tho next tlme he hnd blg luck In a poker game. Instend of spendlng hls money In n spree, ho bought n brnnd-new sult of store clothes. Hls now posltion In soclety by thnt tlme de mnnded moro money to support It prop crly than bla llterary efforts brought ln, nnd ns poker games wero not nlways on hand, nnd sometlmes turncd out the wrong wny. Johnson nctually declded to work. Hls freo, proud soul had been so effectually tnmed by respectnblllty nnd harnessed by clvlllzntlon that ho accept ed and dld fnlrly well every odd Job of work that camo along by whlch ho could earn money. He looked nulte decent and respectablo. and, by vlrtuo of really try ing to do it, ho mannged to get a fnlrly good rommnnd of Engllsh, "The clvlllzlng process hnd been golng on two or threo yenrs when Johnson's mlnd got nn illumlnntion ns to the vnluo of knowiedge Ho declded thnt the young Plutes ought to go to school. Johnson hlmself never showed nny grent deslro for knowiedge. IIo has slnco learned to read n little, and cnn wrlte hls own nnme, but nt that tlmo he was satlsfled with 'mnklng tho paper talk' through my ngency. However. ho set hls henrt on hnving a school for the young Indlans. I supposo ho rcallzcd that they couldn't ncbleve respectablllty ar.d Inlluence ln tho fleld of Journnllsm, ns ho had done, but must be provlded wlth somo of the lmplements of clvillzatlon to stnrt with. There was somo government monoy wlth whlch tho school could bo run nfter lt wns stnrted, but thero was no buildlng In whlch it could be held. The thing laggcd along for a whllo, nnd Johnson trled to set soveral schemes golng wlth out success, and flnally, ono flno mornlng, the proprletor of a lumber ynrd thought somo of hls plles of lumber had boen tam pored wlth. IIo saw somo tracks, whlch ho followed, and In tho outsklrts of the town, near a bunch of wlck-l-ups, he camo upon two other lumber-yard men. nlso followlng tracks. A little further on they found Johnson, oven moro Impor tnnt and dlgnlfled than usunl, supcrln tendlng tho constructlon of n school house. Hnlf n dozon Indlans wero nt work, and Johnson was bosslng them as lf ho had been buildlng schoolhouses nll hls llfe. The men boned hlm nbout steal Ing the lumber, nnd ho frankly sald, yes, ho hnd stolen lt. That ls, he had bosscd tho Job, and mado tho other bucks do nll tho packlng. IIo oxplalned that ho hnd to steal It, bocnuso ho couldn't buy It, and they wouldn't glvo It to hlm, and he had to havo that schoolhouso. Hls frnnk ness nmuscd them, nnd they told hlm, all rlght, go nhead, nnd lf he needed more lumbor ho mlght havo It. "IIo flnally got the schoolhouse flnished, corralled tho Indlan brats, and nfter the school wns started vislted It three times n week, when ho dldn't go overy day, If any of the youngsters showed slgns of mutlny, all tho teacher had to do was to threaten to call ln Johnson Sides, and HOLIDAYS. lmmedlately peaco bccame profoui d t-m by that tlme ho had moro Inlluonre atr, mg the Indlans, blg nnd little, than body else, whlto or red. They looltfd up to hlm wlth a venerntlon whicii qf. oeptol ns hls right nnd n matter nf , as ealmly ns he hnd formerlv t ik. cimrters and hnlf-dollnrs hls piinv ister hnd lxggcd for hlm. "Thnt schoolhouso was the lo! .rst i tt.- -t. .1- lnir he over dld. even by proxy. .md j.i.t. ty soon he qult gettlng drunk II. ! never glven up poker entlrely but h" pu' gntnbllng away everj'tlilng he Rot ,nd onlv Jolned In n soelal game now and then. whcn he wns llush, as any r. ntlc msn mlght. He was n good d il of a innn. wns Johnson, nnd overy liod rc-spectc-d hlm and was glad to h.-lp i im along. He worked and earned m irvy nnd saved n little, nnd proved hlmself i)ulte capable, nnd was clean and 1 nt nid respectnble. People llked to emplo; hlm, for he wns Industrious and .tvr Thnt ls, he was sobor for a Iong time There must have been llve or six i ,irs ln whlch Johnson was never soon tipsy Ho was mlghty proud of hlmself and hls respectablllty. and when he dld fall lt hurt hlm bad. "For fall he dld, at last, .when a blg enough temptntion came along And then he got whlzzlng, whooplng. roarlng dnmk. It was a wilder, madder. more devillsh drunk than any he had eser taken In the old days when he was ..nly a dlrty Pluto buck, wlthout ambitlons or achlevements. It scemed ns If l.o were mnklng up for all the tlme he had lost whlle he was respectnble and eond'-ns-Ing Into ono all the drunks he mlRht lino tnken and hadn't. He kept ls up for three weeks. Part of the tlme he was wlth tho Indlans, part in Vlrginia City and part In Cnrson. How he manapod t escape arrest Is more than I can tell and how It happened that he dldn't mnss.irre tho whole populatlon of Nevnda ls sllil moro of a mystery. He had fWhts with Indlans and wlth whltes, with mon who were drunk and men who were s.itcr. nnd they drew guns. knlves and flsts But Johnson dldn t get hurt. and niuody else got kllled. "After lt was all over and he li id so bered up, Johnson came to tne and he waa so ropentnnt and humillated that I declnre I never felt so sorry for anybody ln nll my llfe. He thouRht lt w.is all up with hlm. thnt he hnd rulned all hls re spectnblllty and Inlluence, that nobody would ever belleve hlm, or trust hlm, or respect hlm nftcr that, and that It was nulte useless for hlm to try to be a gooJ Indlan agaln. Of course he dldn't put it In so many words he oxpressed more by gestures and looks nnd grunts than by words, but that was the meaning of lt all. "I felt so sorry for hlm that I niade up my mlnd to give him a llft. and as I be Ran to talk and encourage hlm I had an Inspiratlon that twas Just the thlng. 'Don't you be dlscouraged, Johnson,' I sald. 'Wo can make thlngs all rlght agaln. We'll get the leglslature to repeal thls drunk of yours and thatil set you rlght up whero you were before. I'm go lng over to Carson tomorrow nnd 111 hnve the leglslauro make a law that will wlpe out the whole buslness and fix ev erythlng for you Just ns If you hadn't beon drunk nt all. "Johnson was delighted, but he dldn't foel qulte sure about It. So I had to make him understand that I knew whnt I was tnlking about. 'It ls all straight," I sald. 'They do that every sesslon for somebody Why, So-and-so' and I mentloned the nnme of n prominent cltlzen, 'was on an nwful drunk last wlnter, and Just as soon ns he sobered up he went rlRht ever to Carson nnd hnd the leglslature pass a blll repeallng hls spree, and you know tlia' he Is Just ns much respected ns he was before. I'll nttend to your buslness my self tomorrow, nnd then I'll publlsV the whole thing in the paper and everybody will read lt nnd know that you nre all rlght ngaln. But you must remembor ono thing, Johnson,' I sald. 'You must remembcr that as you are an Indlan the Icglslaturo cnn't do thls for you more than onco. If you woro a white man you could havo ns many drunks repealed as you wanted. But belng nn Indlan thls ls your last chance, and you must keep Sstraight after thls.' "Well, tho upshot of lt was that John son put hls trust ln me, and I llatter my self thnt I was Just the mnn he neodcd In tho emergency. You'vo llved in the West, and you know what the Nevada Icglslaturo is, and nlways has been. There nover was one that you couldn't count en to do nnythlng undcr the sun that tick led lts senso of humor. I thought that blll nbout Johnson's drunk would strike 'em Just nbout the rlght place, and It dld. They droppod overythlng elso nnd sent It through wlth a hurrnh. "Thero was a Iong preamble, telling about Johnson Stdes's promlnence and lnfluence and tho grcat lmportancc of hls rctnlnlng the hlgh posltion In tho respect of tho communlty whlch he had won, and nbout tho mlsfortuno Into whlch he han fnllen, and how lt was tho unlversal wish that he should bo relnstated ln publlc es teem. And then thero was a resolutlon whlch declared that Johnson Sides s drunk should bo and wns thereby rereal ed, destroycd, wlped out, for ever and ever, and thnt all statutcs not In ac eordnnee wlth that act wer"e thereby an nulled from that tlme forth. They passed It through both houscs unnnlmously, nnd tho next day I publlshed tho blll verbatlm and all tho proceedlngs ln our paper "Johnson's face falrly shone wlth JoJ' when I road lt to him. It was hls patent of respectablllty, and he stowcd lt away In hls breast pocket as carefully as If It has been hls passport to heaven. Ho car rled lt there untll It was worn out, and then he came 'nfter another. Ile's worn out threo or four slnco then, but he nl wnys keeps nno In hls pockeL "The scheme worHed llko a charm, f0j" hls redemption has been compleie ana ho's been a good Indlan, sober, Industri ous, and respectable, ever slnce." 'iiffrTT'i'riai'