THE WINDHAM COUNTY REFORMER, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 1902.
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, FRIDAY. FEB. 21, 1902.
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Barber Gets Suspicious.
State Auditor Barbur is reported to
have got "suspicious" at last at the
way liquor agency accounts are kept
in many parts of the state and to sug
gest that an investigation is in order
not only for the year past, but for the
previous years. He could very properly
go several yenrs further back, covering
all the time since the passage of the
bill, which for the purpose of dis
couraging or repressing a rum traffic
for town profit, required all profits of
the agencies above 10 per cent to be
paid over to the state treasury. It is a
bare pittance that the state has ever
got under the law ; but there has been
no diminution in the quantity of rum
sold, rather the contrary. In several
towns, there is too much reason to be
lieve from the figures, the agent has
been allowed to pocket the difference,
with a sort of public connivance that
it is better to let a townsman steal it
than to go to the state. In others, as
indicated by the St. Albans develop
ments, the steal has been perpetrated
" in anot'ier way, by paying extravagant
prices for the liquor, of which a per
centage came back in the way of
"commission" to the purchasing offi
cial. In some of the most honest, like
Brattleboro, the effort has been tocir-
'cumvent the state by putting the rrice
of the linuors down near enough to
cost not to yield over 10 per cent. Al
most everywhere the most barefaced
"rent" charges have been made for
aeencv quarters to swallow up the
profits. Indeed, years before the
auditor got officially "suspicious"
the thing had become a standing
joke all over the state. In fact it has
been only one of the multitude of
avenues of demoralization inevitably
developing from laws made with no
idea of obeying them in good faith,
but with full recognition that they are
a farce. Without questioning the entire
sincerity of the small band of sincere
prohibitionists, it cannot be disputed
that this is the condition precisely, as
regards the great body of our legis
lators, out of which our prohibitory
The Montpelier liquor agency report
seems to haTe been the "last straw"
with Mr. Barber. It shows $23,719.72
paid for liquor and sales aggregating
some $28,000. It took 7,000 bottles of
lager to supply the Montpelierites
medicinally through the three summer
months of last year. We in Brattleboro
think our agency sales pretty steep;
but those of Montpelier ore about three
times as large relatively to population
and even larger in proportion to the
outside territory to be liquified, which
is the regulation excuse.
Mr. Barber is certainly right in
thinking the matter ought to be search
ingly investigated. But better still
would it be to wipe the whole system
from our statute books.
land ward. The interest of many man
ufacturers who would sell to the Cuban
markets far outweigh those of sugar
and tobacco which would come in com
petition with the Cuban products.
The liarre Times, in commenting on
the announcement, by the St. Albans
Messenger, of the candidacy of S. W.
Plinn for the office of state auditor,
seems from the vagueness of its phrases
to be "damning with faint praise."
But it assures its readers that Mr,
Flino "will, at least, not disgrace the
state." Come, that's something to be
sure of. Let's have him, by all means.
American women, whose sense of
modesty has been outraged by the
methods of customs inspectors at New
Vork have petitioned the president for
reform in the matter and he has begun
an investigation. President Roosevelt
will not value customs duty above
The steel trust has announced its
earnings for the past nine months as
$84,000,000, and simultaneously the
Census Bureau gives the population of
the United States and its possessions
as 84,000,000 souls. A dollar per person
in nine months is a good rate of profit.
Andrew Carnegie says that America
has no use for a navy. As long as we
feed the world a declaration of war on
this country would result in starvation
for the nation making the declaration
and its people would have to sue for
peace in order to get enough to eat.
Turn down the "unprofitable ser
vant" by all means, when town meet
ing day comes, but keep in office, if
possible, those men who have shown
themselves capable of managing well
the matters intrusted to their care in
The king of Siam, they say, is com
ing to visit us soon. We have no ob
jection. Kings and princes may be
benefited by a glimpse of a country
where every person is at once in his
own right a subject and a sovereign.
The Republicans are divided between
the consciousness that they must do
something for Cuba, and the fear that
if they do, the people will profit by
the object lesson and want to do away
with protection altogether.
Our criticism of German tariff legis
lation against the united States is
like a rihysician's objection to a dose
of his own medicine. It's a poor rule
that won't work both ways, in tariff
as in other matters.
Those people who advocate a strong
navy to build up our oriental trade
should get down theii dusty volumes
on "Political Economy" and find out
how much a warship has added to the
trade of any notion.
Gov. Taft doubtless speaks truly
when he says the Filipinos are unfit
for jury duty. It's a common failing.
With all our advantages, many of our
men are also found lacking in that re
Imperialism has to answer for some
new elements of civilization in the
Philippines, among them, intemper
ance and yellow journalism, intoxi
cants for mind and body.
Reciprocity is said to be the hand
maid of Protection ; but this particu
lar kind that the Republicans are fix
ing up for Cuba seems to be largely
What the Newspapers All Over the Country
Are Saying About Current Events Interest
ing Points from Hany Pens.
There can be no doubt that Vermont
stands squarely and unequivocally for
reciprocity with Cuba. St. Albans
Is the governorship of Vermont to be
an ornamental appendage to the New
York Central system? White River
A Central Vermont train came into
Barre on schedule time yesterday. Can
it be that Mr. Fitzhugh intends to
run a railroad instead of a public re
proach ? Barre Times.
The governorship canvass is much as
Mr. Dooley described the Philippine
troubles " All over." "All over?"
said Hennessey. "All over," replied
Mr. Dooley. Randolph Herald and
Somebody has given Admiral Schley
a $1,000 piano. It is not known whether
the admiral can play the piano, but
one thing is dead sure: tie will al
ways be prepared to face the music.
That's his nature. Rutland News.
The members of the House are all in
favor of electing United States senators
by the direct vote of the people. Here
is another proposition Upon which the
senators will give the House another
hard throw-down. Washington Post.
It will be observed that Admiral
Dewey has not been requested to be
jirfsent at any of the Prilice Henry
tunctions and ten ot tne nanclsome
manner in which he was treated by the
Germans in Manila Bay. Washington
What do the newspapers think of the
fact that the prosecuting officers se
cured an indictment against "Mart
Alien" in spite of the fact that they
have no evidence against him? How
are such things done.' Montpelier
It. is intimated that Hon. Z. S. Stan
ton of Roxbury may withdraw as a
candidate for lieutenant-governor and
accept renomination to the state sen
ate. Better a dinner of herbs where
love is and one is hungry than the
stalled ox that can't lie had anyway.
IJarre I lines.
What do the newspapers that so loud
ly called upon Lieut. -Gov. Martin F.
Allen to resign when indicted for con
spiracy in wrecking the Vergennes
bank, think of District Attorney Mar
tin's statement that the government
hasn't any case against Mr. Allen and
never had? Swanton Courier.
One thing needs to be conspicuously
pinned to the work of the coming leg
islature and that is, the need of a cau
cus law. The primaries are where can
didates in Vermont are practically
elected and they should have as good
and just laws to govern them as the
general elections. Groton Times.
In all this clamor for political pref
erment don't lose sight of the need of
caucus reform. That isn't being dis
cussed quite enough. We're to have
our next lawmakers formulate a meas
ure that will coutiol and give some sys
tem to our caucuses. It would be a
wonderful aid to cleaner politics.
Inasmuch as the prohibitory law was
signed by the lust Democratic governor
of Vermont in 1853, and was passed,
if we recollect aright, by the legisla
ture that elected him, the only way to
do is to "grin and bear it," until the
same party which forced this law
upon the people" comes into power
again. Bennington Banner.
It is barely possible that there is a
connection between the resignation of
General Manager R. S. Logan of the
Central Vermont and his recent re
marks about the gubernatorial situa
tion, which were not exactly in har
mony with the published letter of
General Manager Hays of the Grand
Trunk, declaring neutrality. Ludlow
WINDHAM COUNTY EVENTS.
REPORTED BY THE REFORMER'S
Dwelling House Destroyed by Fire.
The house- of Peter Veyo on the
Springfield road eight miles north of
Bellows Falls was burned Sunday.
Cause of the fire is unknown. The loss
was about $1000 with insurance of $500.
Joseph Teyo, a son, bad $500 worth of
furniture and household goods stored
in the house which were burned, and
were not insured,
THIS COUNTRY OF OURS
AND A FEW OF THE PEOPLE IN IT.
A German Poet Sings of the President'sDaugh
ter Haiie for Our National Flower
Sketches of Some Noted Hen-Some Remin
iscences of Washington by Edward Everett
Hale Curious Literary Efforts of Pension
Seekers-Benj. Butler's Love of Flowers.
Mrs. George F. Roberts gave a whist
party to her friends last evening.
Regular meeting of Social lodge, No.
38,, F. & A. M., was held Wednesday
The proposed campfiro by the Grand
Army post has been postponed until
the traveling is better.
Mrs. Goodwin of Boston, who was
in town last summer, is here for a few
weeks, boarding at Albert C. Buell's.
Work has been commenced at the
mills of the Mining company but is
not sufficiently advanced to fully de
Quive a number attended the annual
fair and festival of the Uuiversalist
society at Jacksonville Tuesday night
and report a most enjoyable time, al
though the sleighing was net the best.
William B. Clark did not have a
very favorable time to commence the
stage business from Jacksonville to
Brattleboro Monday morning, but he
has the consolation that this weather
will not last for many months.
C. D. Spencer is in Athol this week
taking an inventory of stock in his
store, preparatory to selling the same.
Charles W. Stewart, the veteran or
gan and piano man, is in town this
week. There are a number of cases of
measles in town and more are expected.
The lawsuit, Mrs. May M. Crafts
vs. Richard W. LeRay, which was con
tinued until February 17, was still
further continued until May 5 on ac
count of the roads, rendering it im
possible for all the parties interested
to get here.
The Hnnual town reports begin to
make their appearance. The Times
people are very busy in this work at
present, printing reports of 10 towns
and more expected : Wilmington, Whit
ingham, Readsboro, Dover, Halifax,
St ration, Stamford, Searsburg, Ja
maica and Monroe, Mass.
The Hartwellville stage came in
without a driver Tuesday night; the
horses came up to the postollice and
waited patiently for some one to take
out the mail bags. Soon Mr. Jinnies
appeared, somewhat fatigued, having
walked over three miles. He was
treading a path for the horses through
a drift and started the team up, think
ing they would readily stop, but they
started into a trot leaving the driver
to make the distance on foot.
German Tribute to Miss Boosevelt.
The following verse is taken from the Klalv
deradatsch, published in llerlin, of January i
I would I were the Kaiser's yacht
And must he launched : and eke, oh t
Should have the fair Miss Roosevelt there
To christen nie with niquot,
Whose lips and eyes and golden hair
Into despair must urge a man;
For such a pretty baptist rare
I'd swap full many a clergyman!
Jhe Crossroads of (foodyess.
Estrada Palma, who has been elected
the first president of Cuba was for
merly a schoolmaster and lived for a
period in Orange county, N. Y. Dur
ing the war between Spain and the
United States he was head of the
Cuban junta. For seven years be was
in a Spanish prison and being offered
freedom if he would swear allegiance
to the Spanish crown, he answered:
"No. You may shoot me if you will,
but I will die as president of the
Cuban republic." Palma has been
called the Franklin of Cuba.
Thomas Chittenden, the first gov
ernor of Vermont, was born January 0,
17.10. He held the office for 20 succes
sive years, save one; in truth, was the
fixed star that guided us on our way
from hopeless anarchy to order and in
dependence. . . . Ethan Allen said
of him that he was the only man he
ever knew who was sure to be right in
all. even the most difficult and com
plex cases, and yet could not tell or
seem to know why it was so. The
secret was his mind, heart and judg
ment all centered upon one point which
was justice. David Read.
Apropos of the more riirid social rules
introduced into some of our colleges
for women, Seth Low tells a story of
a western seminary where the young
women had arranged an evening's en
tertainment, at which some young men
were to be present. These young men
were to be lifted into one of the dor
mitory windows by means of a basket,
with a rope attached thereto. A vigi
lant professor discovered the basket,
slipped into it and gave the signal to
hoist. His head finally appeared above
the window sill, and he was recognized.
The professor heard one frantic scream
of terror in unison from a dozen charm
ing pupils, and then ' What hap
pened?" demanded Mr. Low's listeners
eagerly. "They let go the rope!"
Soldiers' homes and cemeteries at
Manila, Cuba, Porto Rico and else
where will serve to counterbalance the
too great gains and glories of impel -ialism.
The oleomargarine bill was reported
to the Senate Friday and has been re
ferred to the Senate committee on ag
riculture. Gen. Grout is greatly dis
satisfied with the bill as it passed the
i House, and expresses himself regard
ing it in most discouraged terms. He
"The bill has been amended in such
a manner by the Scots proviso added
to the first section that it practically
puts it into the power of the state to
regulate the matter, including the tax,
thus destroying the uniformity of ac
tion sought by the friends of the bill.
I do not think the Senate will take
any action upon the bill under existing
circumstances. I think I will go home
and let the measure po. "
It is now said, however, that the bill
will probably be restored to its original
form or amended so as to make it more
satisfactory to dairy interests. If this
is done, both Senator Proctor and Rep
resentative Foster think the House
will accept it, in its improved form.
Some of the truths told by Mr.
Wheeler of Kentucky in regard to
American toadyism l were disagreeable ;
but good medicine is often bad to take.
In view of Prosecutor Martin's state
ment last week, that he was not cer
tain whether or not there is any evi
dence against Lieut.-Gov. Allen, we
wonder on what ground they secured
the indictment against bim. Is there
politics back of it? The next legisla
ture will have-to pass an act making
it a crime for the common people to
think. Green Mountain Press.
High School Graduating Exercises. .
The graduating exercises of the Wil
mington High school Friday evening
were well attended and full of interest
from first to last. The graduating
class consisted of four members : Helen
Mary liuell, Mabel Ella Pike. Beth
Vincent Butterrield and John Albert
liutterfield. Following is the program
of the evening: Overture. "Tone Pic
tures of the North and South," or
chestra; invocation, Rev. W. A. Esta
brook ; salutatory, and talk, on oxygen,
John Albert liuell: graduation song,
school; essay, "A true account of a
military expedition as related by a
camp follower, Mabel Ella Pike ; song,
"Bright Pictures on Memorv's Walls, "
school: recitation, "Kentucky Belle,"
Emmie Carpenter; "Golden Wedding
Waltzes," orchestra; oration, "Anclo
Suxon Supremacy," Beth Vincentliut-
terfield ; song, "Farewell Dear
School," quartette; essay with vale
dictory, "The development of an Amer
ican literature," Helen Mary liuell:
song, "Ere Forth from These Loved
Halls We Go," school ; presentation of
diplomas, J. II. Kidder, chairman of
the board of school directors; music.
"Queen of the Earth," trombone solo,
Floran Pike and orchestra. The ball
was completely filled and the exercises
reflect credit to all concerned.
Until the powers began to quarrel
over which was the most friendly to
us during the Spanish war, we never
knew how well they loved us !
Most of the pleasing pictures of the
Philippine situation now being drawn
lack the one great essential of real
Hon. II. W. Bailey is favorably men
tioned as a candidate for State auditor.
It is a labor of Hercules to add any
thing to or take anything from the na
tional Constitution Chicago Tribune.
A Caledonia county jury has rejected
a "spotter s" evidence. Isn't that
somewhat significant of public senti
ment? St. Albans Messenger.
According to interviews which the
St. Albans Messenger has had with
prominent men throughout the state
the position of our senators on the
question of reciprocity for Cuba is
generally sustained. While Vermont
is a strong believer in protection, yet
in this matter she feels that it is a
question of keeping our promises, and
acting justly toward a people in sore
On the argument of greatest good to
the greatest number, reduction of
Cuban tariffs is a logical sequence,
even if it were admitted which it is
Dot that a few industries would suffer
from tariff revision in favor of our is-jed that this was Wilde's dying request.
Why the Boston Sunday Journal Sells.
"All sold out of Boston Sundav Jour
nals," is the report every Monday now
of newsdealers all over New England.
This situation is hot surprising when
one takes into account the number and
the excellence of the features which go
to make up the Boston Sunday Journal
as a whole. Besides the papei itself.
with the news of the world, and
its timely and striking special
articles, every purchaser gets a
magazine in which the "Magic Pic
tures" form a most fascinating part,
and also a beautifui color picture re
production of some famous painting.
With so varied and so large a list of
attractions it is no wonder that the
Boston Sundav Journal's circulation is
just jumping by thousands each week.
The plays of Oscar Wilde are to be
ascribed hereafter only to "the author
of 'Lady Windemere's Fan.' " When
"The Importance of Being Earnest"
was played at St. James' theater in
London on Tuesday night the first
time one of Oscar Wilde's plays has
been performed in London since his
trial the managers of the theater stat-
Both the Vermont senators, though
ardent protect ionists, are outspoken in
favor of reciprocity with Cuba. In
taking this position, they are without
doubt in line with the prevalent senti
ment of this state. Vermonters want
Uncle Sam to do his "plain duty"
toward Cuba. He tore the fetters from
her; he should not now leave her to
starve. Randolph Herald and News.
The city of Rutland pays into the
state treasury the sum of as excess
profits of the city liquor agency for the
year 1901. In few, if any, instances
has the legalized liquor business of
Vermont proved as profitable to the
state government. Will the state in
this spasm of prosperity be conscience
stricken by reason of its profitable
partnership in the business? Rutland
This political canvass introduces con
siderable amusing by-play, for in
stance, the McCullough papers took
great satisfaction in giving the details
of a recent grand reception by Dr.
Webb to noted guests at his "palatial
residence in New York city. " Now
the Webb press gets revenge by print
ing the report about Gen. McCul
lough's "winter residence" being bad
ly damaged in the recent dynamite ex
plosion. Springfield Reporter.
Every Vermonter who believes in the
state and nopes to see ber prosper, will
be glad to welcome back E. II. Fitz
hugh to his old position as general
manager of the Central Vermont. That
road will be run on business lines
again. JNo more derelicts for engines;
no more fossils for train despatches,
but men in every department who are
capable and understand their business
and will attend to it. Right welcome
to Vermont again, Mr. Fitzhugh.
Congressman Haskins .began his
speech on the oleo bill thus: "It is
because I represent, in part, a state,
wnose people are cnieny engaged in
agricultural pursuits." As a matter
of fact the progress that Vermont
is to make in the future a growth
and progiess already begun will be
through the development and increase
of manufacturing enterprises rathei
than through agriculture and dairying
and we are inclined to regret that Con
gressman Haskins should reiterate that
old gag about ermont being almost
solely an agricultural state, which, has
done more to retard the prosperity of
the state during the past 40 years than
almost any other one thintr. Barre
The first and second teams of Brat
tleboro Academy played a practice
game last evening.
The union meeting in the Congrega
tional church Sunday evening will be
led by Rev. N. A. Wood.
Walter Cain is unable to work on ac
count of a fall which he sustained
Monday while attempting the electric
road's snow plough.
The funeral of the eight dov old
daughter of Dr. and Mis. G. B. Hunt
er was held at the house Wednesday
afternoon. The burial was in Meeting
House hill cemetery.
The dance which was to have been
given at Melrose hotel Wednesday
evening had to be postponed as a belt
in the powfr house broke and brought
the electric cars to a standstill from 0
to 9 o'clock.
There will be nn entertainnipnt in
Academy hall tomorrow evening by the
pupils of the primary department of
tne academy and of district So. o. Jix
ercises appropriate to Washington's
Dirtnoay win be given.
The funeral cf Freda Rubv, the 3-
year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E.
H. Johnson was held at their home at
1 o'clock. Rev. N. A. Wood officiating.
The body was placed in the Bonnyvale
vault. The child died Tuesday after a
short illness with pneumonia.
Mrs. C. R. Evans is seriously ill
with pneumonia. Constable J. L.
Stockwell spent Tuesday driving over
tne .Marlboro nills in search of wit
nesses in the Bartlett-Prescott case
which is now going on in Brattleboro.
Dr, and Mrs. F. G. Pettee went to
New York city Saturday for a short
First Congregational church, West
Maize for a National Emblem.
Corn has often been suggested as
our national emblem. Its praises have
been sung in poetry and prose. Carved
in marble, its ears surmount and orna
ment some of the columns of our Cap
itol at Washington. Its harvests near
ly equal in value those of all the rest
of our cereals combined. Its beautiful
leaves wave over our fields from ocean
to ocean, for it grows in the sunny
south as in the frosty north. It is
God's great gift to our land, and he
gave it to no other.
John Fiske, our historian, said: "In
adopting maize for the national em
blem, we do not invent anything out
of our fancy, but simply recognize an
existing fact. bhall we not
Then do it honor, give It praise !
A noble einhleni should he ours
I'pim thy lair shield set thy maize,
.More glorious than myriad llowers.
And let lliy States their" garland bring,
Kaeh its own lovely blossom sign.
Bur, leading all. let Maize be king.
Holding its place by birth divine.
New York Tribune.
A third child of Moses Chickering
has been quite sick with scarlet fever.
Several are ill with the prevailing dis
Mrs. Agnes Randall does not sit up
any yet. Chester Burnham is unable
to work on account of a badly jammed
thumb. Mrs. Saiah Farr has gone to
Monroe Leonard's in Westmoreland to
work. Don't forget the festival Fri
Old Resident Found Dead in Bed.
John O. Hubbard was found dead in
bed Monday mornini;. He retired as
well as usual: in the morning his son,
Leslie, tried to arouse him and found
that he was dead. He is survived by
his wife and two sons. He was born
in 1!9 and has always lived on the
old home place.
Ninety-five couples were present at
the dance at Mrs. Lovell's Friday
The pretty home of Mr. Veyo on the
Upper Meadows was destroyed bv fire
At a specia meeting of Pleasant
Valley grange Saturday night nine
candidates took the first and second
The many friends of George Tanner,
who has been critically ill with pneu
monia for the past week, rejoice that
he has safely passed the crisis.
After reading the Rutland Herald
and other state papers the farmers and
citizens here are wondering if thev
are to have a "new depot," too.
Work on the new iron bridge at
Lawrence's mills is progressing. When
completed the bridge will add much
beauty to the picturesque scenery.
George Divoll of Somerville, Mass.
spent Sunday and Monday with his
parents here. Miss Baker went to her
home in Marlboro, Mass., Saturday,
remaining until Monday.
Mrs. Patrick Ryan is ill with pneu
John Gale is on tne sick list this
week. Will Shine is also sick at the
Brown place where he is at work.
John Gould of Ohio who is spending
the month of February with the board
of agriculture at a series of
Bratthboro, Luther M. Keneston, pas- l?f agriculture at a series of meetings
tor. Sunday, 10:30, preaching by the!n this state, spent Saturday and bun
pastor. Theme. "Saved to Serve. orlda' Wlth old acquaintances in town.
the Motto of the Grandest Life." En
velope offering for current expenses;
11 :4-, Sunday School ; C, monthly con
secration meeting of the Christian En
deavor society, led by the pastor; 7,
union preaching service, sermon by
Rev. N. A. Wood, singing by a large
There has been much dissatisfaction
of late over the condition of the Brat
tleboro Academy building and Health
Officer Waterman was called here last
week to make inspection of the prem
ises. Dr. Waterman says that the
building is not properly ventilated,
that the cellar is damp and that the
closets are not in good condition. He
also said that there were too many
children in the building. Some action
will probably be taken in the matter.
(Other Guilford News on Page 7)
Very Low Bates to the Northwest.
March 1 to April 30, 1902, the Chi
cago, Milwaukee i. St. Paul railway
will sell tickets to Montana, Idaho and
.North 1'acihc coast points at the fol
lowing greatly reduced rates: From
Chicago to Butte, Helena and Ana
conda, 830: Spokane, $30. 50; Portland,
Tacoma, Seattle, Victoria and Van
couver, B.H Uhoice of routes via
Omaha or St. Paul to points in Mon
tana, Oregon and Washington.
For further information apply to any
coupon ticket agent in the United
States or Canada, or address W. W.
Hall, New England Passeneer Aeent,
309 Washington street, Boston, Mass.
The Thermometer Goes
Up and Down,
But the prices on our Winter Clothing have taken a
JUST AT INVENTORY TIME.
Is the price for your . choice from the balance of our
$1.50 and $2.00 Blanket Lined Duck Coats,
nearly ALL SIZES in stock.
Buys one of the $2.50 and $3.00 Hamilton, Car-
hartt & Co., Union made, Blanket Lined Coats.
Purchases a Suit for Man or Youth from lines that
,we have sold at $10 and $11.
Is the price of a suit from lines that we have sold at
$ 12 to $ 15. A few broken lines at this price that
were even more than the latter figure.
Is the present figure on a line of Overcoats that you
would call Bargains at $5.
Just look at what a fine Overcoat you can buy for
yourseli or your son for $5. Several lines at this
price that have been sold for $7, $8 and $9.
Only a few Overcoats in our Winter Stock too high
priced to be placed at this price now. At these'
figures you will find Overcoats that we have re
tailed as high as $ 1 6.50.
Only four more of those $20 "American Buffalo" Coats left.
These coats actually cost us $1 J in Michigan, but they must
go, as they are too bulky to carry over. -$$ is the price '
while they last.
Our Prices are Low but the goods we offer are the
best. 1 his is truly a "Clearance Sale" to reduce stock.
Young & Knowlton.
SPECIAL OFFER ?
CLOSES MAR. 1st.
The Reformer wsill be sent on
trial to New Subscribers from
now until Jan. 1. 1903, for 75
cents. This offer is open only
to Mar. 1st. Tell your neighbor
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