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1JI02. I- V V--t I THE WINDHAM COUNTY EEFOEMER ULLERY A CO., Publishers. Subscriptions. Per year. St..'! i months 75 cents; four months,-Ml ffiirx; per copy Scents All nlicrit!im arc twivalili- in advance. Sam ple copies will be mailed fret' n request. tNTERf.P AT ORATTLEBOKO PC'ST OfFKE AS 9ECOI.D CASSAIL ffiilindham (L'oimtg Reformer BRATTEBORO. FRIDAY. AUGUST 22, 1908 TO THE VOTEItS OF WIXU 11 AM COl'XTV. The une and only -'issue t'f this cam paign is: Shrill we continue the present unsatisfactory prohibitory law? or Shrill we enact a local-option high-license law? This is the whole story in a nutshell. It does not matter, even a little bit, to the average voter whether Clement, McCullough or McGettrick is elected governor. The one and only real ques ' tion involved is: Do you want the present prohibitory law. or do you want a local-option high-license law? Vote the way your conscience dic tates, but vote with this one issue in mind, as this is the one and only issue involved. The crafty politicians will tell you all sorts of stories to lead you away from the real issue, but through all their, chatter remember that there is but one issue, and that is the question whether you want a high license local option law or whether you w ish the j On another pane we print an article from the pen of CV . Davenport. Mr. Davenport has looked the matter up and finds ample evidence that a trick in being played upon the voters of Vermont; that a referendum would be unconstitutional; and that, the only way to secure a high-license local-option law, is to elect representatives to vote for for this measure. COUNTY AND VICINITY. LIVE STATE TOPICS .Mr. Clement is predicting his own success at the polls. He puts it about this way: Democratic votes, "" per cent. estimated at 11.250; Republican votes, from -Ti to 75 per cent., the larg est percentage from the larger towns, say 2."),(HKi; total, .'!G, i'lO. He then goes !ou and allows McCullough 2i.lMKt, Mc Gettrick ti.tKKi, and Sherburne 5,(KKi, and the trick is done. Mr. Clement's j figures sound reasonable and could 'easily be believed by people who were not familiar with the situation. It would be good work on his part if he could hold the towns and secure as many votes as he did in his preeonven tion work, but this he cannot do. He Vermont hail be'tter look to her own morals this year anil let some other suite attend to the nation. Spring field Republican. Honors ate si ill coming Mo Riulyard Kipling. 'His Vermont brother-in-law was nominated for the legislature Sat urday. lioston Transcript. Among the Democrats who stand a chance of election i to the Senate) are Dr. W. It. Mayo of Xorthfield and edi tor C. H. Davenport, of lirattleboro. Both of these gentlemen are person ally well qualified for the ollice, ami if they should be chosen, the i-njury would lie to the Republican party, rather than to the state. Randolph IleOdd - News. The Railroad Commission. Where is this striped candy railroad Words of Wisdom, A. I', Childs of Bennington contrib utes the following common sense views of the present situation: "Whatever the present outcome of the guberuato- has lost and is losing ground every day j rial canvass in Vermont, thousands of -hilI.Un..nnenrrelmininifirroumi. 1 inolfO" anil seir-rcspet-, i ,g ciuseis The Republican machine of Vermont backed up, by the national administra tion and the prejudice of the average Vermonter against anything so uncon ventional as Mr. Clement's candidacy, will be a hard thing to overcome. of Vermont 'adheres to its long cher ished belief that the unrestricted traf fic in intoxicating liquor is a public evil, etc. That's the way the Repub lican nartv beeins its call for a refer- present farce of a law with all its at- jendum ,llanki Is it 1)nv vvonaVr that tendant evils continued for another gen-j the high license people of Vermont eration. j are not willing to trust the, passage of ! till - T.. 1. i. .-..-j Tl.,. vote anv state or i " ,u ""i i'"""""""111""17- only way to secure a high license law is to send a high license representative. will commend Mr. Clement for provok ing a profound discussion over the merits of the prohibitory system, as shown by experience, through a manly and candid talk face to face with with the people. If the result, as a larifo portion of the people declare, is only deterioration1 in the quality of li- .... .. Minors, also in the moral noer of our Resolved. That the Republican party I citizenship, why continue such ban Dumjiierston Old Home Celebration v A pleasant da,v,and one to be linked with pleasant inemoriesof old Diimmer ston was that of Friday, when so many of her sons and daughters from far and near came back to the old home and familiar scenes to renew friendships and associations of "A uld Lang Syne. " The weather was propitious and noth ing marred the pleasures of the day. The morning was spent informally with a picnic dinner at noon. On arrival of the First Regiment baud of lirattle boro the afternoon exercises opened with one of their best selections that was fully appreciated, after which Rev. Mr. Jacksou, president, of the day, in a happy manner introduced the speak ers, Col. H. K. Taylor of lirattleboro, Hon. A. C. Walker of Farley, Iowa, and lion. M. 1. Reed of Vernon. Each in turn gave interesting reminiscences of his youthful days and owned his to old Diiiii- merslon. I resident Jackson then m- coinmission of Vermont." linilroail connections at HurliiiL'ton are as trood as no connections at all. The public i loyalty and allegiaueu howls and the commission sleeps. It the commission has no power what's the sense of keeping three strong healthy men trotting about the state increasing the expenses of the taxpayers'- Burlington Clipper. WALPOLE. G. DeColigny closed his languages I'rof. W summer school of modern Saturday. Mr. Lincoln's new house on the road to the "Pinnacle Farm" has taken form and appears as an ornament to the town. Rev. K. A. Keep has been housed by illness for some time. He had the courage to preach Sunday morning but was obliged to take to the bed again. The entertainment under the aus pices of the local grange, held Monday evening, was a success in some ways, but not financially, The impersona tion and ventriloquism of "Dudley Preseott" Halemerited commendation, while Major Heidershot showed him self a master with the drum. The schools of this village will open September 2 with the following teach ers: High school. Franklin K. Heald and Annie M. Ruff urn : grammar, Eliz abeth A. liower.-:; intermediate, Miss j Gilfillrn of Uarnet, Vt. : primary, Car rie L. Wightman. Supt. C. .1. Rich ards is expected to return to-morrow, trnibli-eil ful It itlreibro Iluslfinu nf , . .. ... .... ....... .... ............. ... n i , r. I it-t. rtt i-) I til 11 i lirattleboro, the orator of the day, w ho August 2!, from I'lvmouth, X. H in his inimitable way paid "honor to I where he has attended the summer whom honor is due," eulogizing Ver- school. He has just completed a course mont and Diimmerston in particular. I of study for the grades which is print He urged the boys to stay on the old Pl witli the high school course adopt - larm as mug as iney count netorc go- i ed last fall lug out into the world. After the speaking, while the band enlivened th occasion with excellent music, a social time with interchange of greetings among old friends rounded out a hap py day, ami the sentiment voiced bv many wa., "Let us meet year." .More than .'!() persons took this oc casion to visit the fruit farm of .T. Arms Miller, and no doubt felt well paid for the extra travel, for his peach am are Old Home Day. Tuesday, August l!l, was appointed for Walp'ole's Obi Home Pay, but as the rain of the morning did not leave here every 1 the grounds suitable for picnic parties, the committee decided to postpone tor one day, or until the next pleasant day. As Wednesday was pleasant, the events took place on the grounds of I the Country club. Ihe picnic party plum orchards loaded with fruit ! assembled before 1 o 'clock, the time i beautiful siirht. set for lunch, and after lunch the Therefore we say, vote any county ticket you choose: but remem ber, when it comes to a representative, 'that he is the man who helps to make and unmake laws, and his views should be in accord with your views on this one and only issue. Never mind the man, if only he be honest and sincere. Least of all, don't be fooled by this absurdest of all their chatter, that Senator Dillingham's seat Is involved in the result: that the Democrats and Local Optionists if they get control will trade the governorship to MeGet trick in return for Dillingham's seat in the senate for Clement. When the spellbinders tell you that, they treat you as idiots, who can't see through such a trick. Even if there were any disposition for it. it could never be consummated, becouse the votes could not be transferred : Democrats on na tional issues could not be brought to put Clement in the Federal Senate to : oppose all their ideas; Republicans, lifelong devotees of the Republican j party and with it on everything but ! the prohibition question, could not be traded to McGettrick and a full Demo cratic program: at least, it needs but a grain of common sense to see that if any such transfer were attempted, it would be sure to drop enough votes to defeat it. Moreover, such an attempt Too much of a gentleman to follow Clement into the slough. Gen. McCul lough answers the charges of corruption and bribery in the following mild words : 4 After all these charges of corruption in geueral ami in detail, pre-conven-tion or since the convention, I never used or authorized to be used a single dollar in any illegal or corrupt way. I will not submit myself and the fair name of the state to be dragged down in the mud of the slanderer's gutter. ful legislation, why protest against lo- ; ca I option r We have the liquor trallic, who has the revenues? The fathers of ; our system of government contended ! for home rule, against foreign inva sion, whereby popularseiitiment should ' find constant and effective expression. : securing thereby the most beneficent and complete regulation and control. : Why seek to destroy this great princi ple to the detriment of the state': The ! people are not blind to the fact that scores of legislators, whose "wisdom and virtue" force them to uphold the so-called prohibitory enactments, are. in themselves, the most tlagraut ex ponents of the revolting fact that "prohibition does not prohibit." Massachusetts fiirni-he the inspira tion for much of Vermont's legisla tion, why not follow her wise salutary and popular lead in promoting the temperance cause, for the honor, wel fare and prosperity " of mir beloved commonwealth':" The oldest person at the reunion was sports began. .Mrs. iietsey w orden. aged a resi dent of East Diimmerston for many years; but since the death of her hus band, Jesse Worden, she has made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Harding Bennett in Putney. Mrs. Worden is mother of Charles E. Knight of lirattleboro. The field events took A 4 U August Zl, 7l. To-day we place on sale TEN CASES OF FALL HATS for 1902. DERBYS, $1.50 $2.00 $2.50 $3.00 $4.00 FLANGES, 75 cents to $4.00 SOFT HATS, 48 cents to $4.00 One of our Leaders is the Boston Derby, without doubt the best made and most strictly up-to-date Hat in the market, our price is New Ideas in Caps, also new things Men's Fall Neckwear, 25 cts. and 50 cts. Largest line in State to select from. STARKEY & CO. j Mr. Schwab retires from the presi dency of the Steel Trust because of 'nervous prostration. Well, he has ! enough of the needful and it is only ' right that he should give some of the 1 others an opportunity. They mention Mr. Gayley, but up here iu lirattleboro I we are anxious for Mr. Gayley to re ; tire and build that summer home on I his farm. - Good Advice from the Messenger. The St. Albans Messenger puts into print some pertinent points about the custom which prevails, of "passing around" the office of state's attorney: " Hut the matter may for present pur poses resolve itself down to a brief con sideration of the custom now in vogue throughout the various counties of passing the state's attorneyship around among the younger lawyers on the plea that they need the salary that goes with it until they can get well estab- I The Webster Celebration at Stratton. Saturday, the day of the celebration, of Webster's speech on St ratton moun tain in ISK i, was all that could be tie sired in point of weather, a cool breeze making the summer air exhilarating. People assembled until nearly a thous and had gathered. Everybody seemed pleased to be there ami the day pass ed without a jarring note or single ac cident. Social intercourse wasen joy ed, dinner eaten either at table or in picnic groups, and ice cream, candy, lemonade and fruit were on sale. The Wardsboro cornet band furnished line ii-us io. A large choir sang appropri ate selections from time to tin, ller num E. Eddy acted as resident of the day and called upon Rev. (1. H. Palm er who briefly welcomed everybody, alluding to the day. the purpose both of the former gathering and this and the spot. Rev. .Mr. Furness, formerly of Wardsboro, invoked the divine blessing. Hon. C. M. Russell of Wil luington was next introduced ami be-, fore giving his address moved the or ganization of the Webster Memorial association, whose purpose and object . is to awaken interest and secure funds for the erection of a monument to mark the spot. Rev. O. H. Palmer was ; place on the uneven grass ground and furnished sport for spectators rather than satisfaction for the athletes. Sum mary: loo-yd. finals. 1st, G. Farns worth: 2d. C. Hays: :id. White: time, ; IP.) sec. ljuanrer-tnile race, finals. 1st, E. Russell: I'd. Cirillin: .'id. Hays: I time, 1 ruin. l'.( sec. tiroad jump, 1st, ; E. Russell : 2d. R. Thomas: .'Id. Hays:! it,.m f news fur The ltefi.rmer may lie-left .lii.i.w... 10 ft 1! . in liiirh inmti. : at st,., k i-Il'i. -t.ire nut later than Weilnc-il.iy 1st. K K'ussell o,!" (i Earnsworth: evening. Important item inayi .'id. Ha vs. Potato race, 1st, C. Hawks: I, Hays: .'id. Lamkie. Doughnut I Miss Katherine Fisher gave a whist HOOKER BLOCK. WEST BRATTLEBORO. telilillelieil Xene of The Kef'Tiner. Brethren of Vermont, the eyes of the world are upon you. Show them that you are men of courage: men of con viction : men of honor. That you are consistent. That you are honest. Vote as you think. Vote as you drink. Don't swallow the chaff of crafty poli ticians. All they iant is the offices and emoluments. lished in practice of their own. The; chosen presides' : Hermon E. Eddy of Messenger does not believe this cus- j Stratton, Hon. .1. K. liatchelder of torn is justified. The state's attorney i Arlington, lr. J. 11. Cole of Wards as everybody knows is the lawyer who , boro and C. H. Grout of West Towns is to represent the state of Vermont in i hem! were chosen vice presidents, with Hon. L. .u. liussell of n ilmington Is there any earthly reason why we should not burn the coal dust which has been accumulating for the past 7." years? In Germanv and other parts of would be fatally handicapped by the I continental Europe this refuse has been "mountain rule"' which has stood un- j pressed into bricks, and is sold at broken for 50 vears and with a single Iier ton. It satisfies every demand there and could be made to do so here. hy not 'i exception since the admission of the state to the Union. Whatever else may be said of Mr. Clement, he isn't a fool, and when he gets ready to try for the Senate it will be Redfield Proctor's seat, not Dillingham's, that he'll try for. The w hole scare is simply an attempt to hide behind Dillingham's coat tails. Let Dillingham, the candidates for governor and all other aspirants stand We print elsewhere a review of the political situation in Windham coun ty, and it looks as though the expected but long delayed House-Cleaning in Vermont would come this fall. Wind ham county will elect not less than 12 high-license candidates, either Demo crats or Clement men. Candidate Clement is out with "An Open Letter." in which he offers to on their own merits, and not plead 'the i show his expense account during the 1 campaign, if tne opposition managers I will show up their -expense account. baby act. So with the county building issue. They say it is dead when sensible vot ersknow it is only dodging. j Percy talks as fair as fair can be, and :his proposition ought to be accepted. Tf Ihu h,nu. nf Pt..,unt .,.! M Remember that the politicians have 1 , il . . . '. Cullough were true, the onlv thing for but one object in view, to secure your j decent peplle to do wolll(1 be to vote vote and keep in power, that they may j for McGettrick or the prohibition can grow fat at the public crib, and that didate. all they may tell you is only leading up I Tfae Re,)ubiicnn machine of Wind to this. j ham county is badly scared for the Remember that competent lawyers first time in more than a generation. and judges claim that any referendum : " ' " , , , , , , 1 Fatally Injured on a Log Pile, law passed would be unconstitutional;1 - . ,, r . . ,, ,, ' , John McLeod of Bellows Falls. 22, that they have high authority to prove ! who had the contract for hauling logs their claims-and that in all probabil- I?'1 "f the river fr thf International rapercompanv. slipped and fell on the ity if a referendum were passed it ! log pile at North Walpole Friday and would prove unconstitutional. : died eight minutes later. A log rolled ion him, breaking his back and throw- Kemember that the Republican par- ling him to the ground, a distance of its proseeut ions of lawbreakers in the county for the term of two years, and The Messenger believes that the busi ness of the state is important ennugh i to demand the best .legal talent that ; can be engaged for the salary offered. ; The Messenger believes lhat the state's .business is too important tube farmed ! out to boys to let them acoiiire expe i rience and practice in the law at the ; expense of the interests and the purse I of the commonwealth. We have too : many lawyers in Vermont now. but we I have few, precious few, w ho are too , good to be state's attorney, and every- 1 bodv knows that we have too manv state's attorneys that monev everv year, mi ' its litigatiou. and fall far short of the popular idea of a lawyer who is skilled : enough in the law to be the legal coun sel for a commonwealth. There is much force in the argument of those who desire to see the ollice of attorney general created, but the movement tow ard elevating the conduct of the state's law business to a loftier professional plane as well as higher business stand ard can begin bv t he selection of state's attorneys for each county who might well be considered in the eligible list i of candidates for such an oflice as at ' torney-general. If the men who nomi ; nate state's attorneys sincerely wish to advance the interests of the state, they ; will not select as the man to whom j Vermont's law business is to be en trusted a lawyer whom they would not employ to look after their own private i a Hairs. Of course the trouble is today that I the selection of candidates for state's attorney is to a great extent left to the lawyers who endeavor to pass the ollice i around among themselves. If thelay l man took hold of this business for a j time, perhaps somechange in the prac tice would follow. Vermont stands1 j in need of good lawyers and could I i afford to make exchange at. the rate! I of fifty poor ones for one good; lone and still be better off for this! secretary and treasurer. Mr. Russell spoke very effectively of Mr. Webster's life and character, work and death, noting from some of his speeches and drawing useful lessons therefrom. He was followed by J. I). King of West Wardsboro, who spoke feelingly and effectively concerning Vermont, her people, their work and duty and the benefit of Old Home week. Ow ing to sickness Hon. J. K. liatchelder was prevented from coming. His place was filled by Chas. H. Davenport of lirattleboro who spoke acceptably of the past history, civil and military, of cost the state Vermont and Stratton, anil their peo- represent it in pie, Stratton having furnished one in seven of her population to the civil, war: dwelling 00 the observance of' Old Home week, alluding hopefully to . the future of the stateand the nation. A recitation was given by Lucy E. Palmer. A vote of thanks was tender ed to all for their hilp. The conven tion alter moving in favor of a meet ing next year closed by singing Amer- ica. Gross oroceeds. 8117. race, 1st. H. Hastings: 2nd, R. Has tings:. 'Ird, Henry Houghton. The relay race between two teams from Walpole and North Walpole call ed forth more enthusiasm than any other .event. A silver cup was the trophy and both teams were trained to win. The Walpole team outran it's . op onents at every turn, but lost the; race because one man ran out of the, track and had to return at a loss of .Vi yards. Walpole team: E. Russell. Sar-; , gent. G. Earnsworth. Lamkie. North Walpole; Griffin, White, Hayes, R. I Thomas. Time for half-mile, 1 m. ."ils. ; The events were all on rough grass so 1 the time was not fast. Starter Gallo way, timer Smith I.eborveati, judges Arnold, Kinsbuxy, Heald. After these events the Walpole base ball team de feated the Alstead team by a score of l.'i to ."). Chapin. the Alstead pitcher re ceived poor support and errors were, responsible for many of the scores made by Walpole. Alstead: Welmont. ss. F. Cummings If. Crave. Frost 1st ; Newman lird. liushwell cf. S. Cum mings rf, Chapin p, Donovan 2nd.; Walpole: Earnsworth p. Rogers If, i Warn c, Hurd ss, Webster 2nd. Flet-; cherMrd, Wiggin rf, Ellensworth 1st,; Wevmouth cf. Score: Walpole l.'i. Al ¬ stead ". Umpire F. E. Heald. Time 1 LI hours. The Walpole band led by Leightsinger of lirattleboro, furnished excellent music during the day anil in the evening concert. At .'l:.'Kl p. m. was the sixth lecture of our summer lec ture course on Picturesque New Hamp shire. The audience was large and the lecture pronounced tine. ' Sheldon's. Chief Engineer Sa: : and r iremen llorton. Goodi-Must:; ; Benson of lirattleboro, who tave ; I camping at Grout pond fi,r a w- i went home Monday. Mr. and v I Viron Styles of Townshend and." ana .virs. 0. u. nrvies 01 tsunotj .. . . 1 t r 1 1. . 1 I 7 -. .. r. partv .Monday evening to a numoer or :nave oeeu at .-wvn i. oijies .11:: her friends. " ' A. Dudley and men are shaviou r Rev. and Mrs. George E. Martin of sticks at M. C. Lowe's. -Mrs Phid Lowell. Mass.. who have been visiting ; Sprague has gone to NorthlieR here, l:-ft Tuesday for the White Moun- j .,,,. t.lin- j DUMMERSTON Professor Benjamin Bacon of New ; The fall term of school; will t-. Haven will address the V. M. C. A. -Monday. Sept. 1. Xa 1. East. X meetim? on tne I ommon nere bundav ; -uauue r.. .iarK: -o. r.fiM. c afternoon at .". o'clock. : cided yetj .o; Gospel meetings will be held at Sun- J -MUlpr ; Xo:. ' i..i. i ;;., .i,. tr .t Newfane: No. Mrs. L. S. Chafer agisted by N. I ay Lewis of Mt. Hermon will conduct the ! meetings. j There w ill be a baseball game tomor- 1 row afternoon at 2 :'M o'clock on Brook- j side park diamond between the West i lirattleboro and Williamsville teams. Each team has recently won a game and the superiority of the two teams will be decided tomorrow. A small ad mission will be charged. The West lirattleboro baseball team was defeated at West Diimmerston Sat urday by a score of lo-l'i in a very in teresting game. The West Dnnimer ston team had hail a day of hard luck, however, Hopkins and Baldwin being rendered unconscious a few minutes previous to the game by a collision while attempting to catch a rly and Lemont. the pitcher, breaking his arm in two places in the ninth inning. The est Diimmerston team Vernon tomorrow. J, taSt, -HISS . !;-. East. Mrs. Adsji- , East, Miss F:.:-l Sawver of Brattleboro: No. 1, It- Miss Effie M. Stark: No. 5. West .V Alta J. Denisonof fiernardstcn, !-J WILMINGTON. The contract for the building n!' 1 -Assemcuy nan in connection nn: ; Childs Inn has been let to fieor ' Havnes, who will push the worn r: eetically. It is hoped it will be e : 1 pleted about the middle of .Novom j It is expected there will be a R;: I lican meeting on the 2itti a: I time several noted speaker; iriii ; present. Rev. .Mr. Wells is at Muntpeta: j a week or more. W. L. Packard , to Manchester. Conn., Wedne-J; ! business. Hosea Mann of Tirric;! ; Conn., cashier of the National! at that place is in town for a wees I more. .Mrs. Sarah Kidder was in;. will plav in i Monday, driving over from "B crest." CHESTER. Hon. Hugh Henry spoke on cam paign issues at Fullerton hall Thurs day evening. A social dance at Hotel Fullerton Wednesday evening was well attended and a most enjoyable time reported. Stockwell Family Reunion. j One of the happiest events of the ' season in this village was the first an- i nual reunion of the Stockwell family which was held Wednesday at the old ! homestead now occupied by Henry A. 1 Stockwell. Four generations were pres- I cnt. numbering in all persons. One! of the best clam bakes ever opened in j southern Vermont was ready at 2; o'clock, being served with no end of : MARRIAGES. H K i-J K In W'anti'l'oro City. Aug. it:, hy Het i Martin, lu-rten Kme'rson Putnam nf ' ami Ma May I'ewers tf ewfan. In Stratton. Auir. 111. hv Rev. i Arthur A. Williams and' -Mrs. Imth of Jamaica. tn South Newfane. Aug. 13, 1-v lt Z I'anforth of Xewfane. Samuel Il'iV. rl.M south Newfane anil Mi ltuhv .huitH t Nettfane. In Itellim-s Falls, ,lulv -J6. lit- Rev. I.. n.Si burne. Frank Warren 'Hall iif S"u:h l. .r.: ilerrv :mil K.lo.i riith..r..i lijrr nf l!,.t;,r.l The Clement club have a rallv Sat- other good things under the supervis- In Xnh A.lanw. Ma-s Aug. t. 1 !.:: - :.. f v..l,... ril.. .u . .tones anil 10 :1 .T Snoie .,th of .. ..-. JACKSONVILLE. Rumor has it that t fie manufacturing company have sold their mill in this village. Following the literary exercises at the Grange meeting Tuesday evening wmII be the presentation of a short dra ma by the young ladies. At the Democratic caucus Monday W. A. Brown was nominated for town representative. G. W. Kent field, W. S. Allen and C. S. Gooduow were elected town committee. At ihe Republican caucus E. L. Wheeler was nominated for town rep resentative. C. A. Franklin, A. B. Chase a id Arthur D. Wheeler are the Republican town committee. F. L. Reed of Easthampton is visit ing in town. Mrs. .Jennie Stetson, j Mrs F. A. Canedy and Martha French : Lake urday evening. August 2;i. Everyone should go. People should think before voting this fall, and should discrimi nate carefully between real argument on facts and demagogue oratory with out facts. Let's hear both sides. Mrs. Charles Gibson and daughter Edna are visiting at W. S. Pollard's. Mrs. Ransom Sherwin. Mrs. George White and Miss Vinnie Mattocks have returned from a trip to Portland, Me. Dr. A. A. Gibson of Somerville. Mass., was in town a few davs last week. Mrs. E. D. Ilickford and chil dren have returned home after a visit in Northern Vermont. Miss Dolly Luna is visiting in tow n. Many of our people took in the excursion to Bur lington Wednesday. A party of 15 were at Lowell lake Saturday. L. E. Sher win was at Woodstock last week in at tendance at countv court. ., t n ... ii..n..nn u: 1. rt i i - i .u u ; t- 1 iitite i itnsnm iui ttceit. ij. ....... u t.. in-. re.w.e muS1,e Tavlor attended the State Under- is to-day. And she wants bright, en-ftakpIS and Embalmers' association ergetic, ambitious young men to study nu.Hint? , Ru,iIind iast eek.-MrS. and become good lawyers, but sue j Pik(, ,. Mlv, t,..,,,:,,,, ..npr. law lis not called upon to let them use her j public otlices in which to acquire expe ! rience an 1 proficiency in the law at her expense, and she loses money, inade quately enforces law, and lowers the standard of the legal profession just as long as she does it. WESTMINSTER. Mrs. Robert Miller is visiting in Al stead, X. H. Mr. and Mrs. S. M. Xut tiiig and guests, Mr. William Nutting and granddaughter of Chicago, and William Nutting, Jr. .from Fort Frayne enjoyed an outing at Mt. Monadnock this week. G. H. Walker and tvifp nnd t;CJ K-oii., ,M.roi f,n, ,k..;, marriage trip to Maine. Mrs. H. F. Moulton of ! Somerville, Mass.. and her sister, Mrs. W. J. Goodnow of Wellsbranch After the family was seated at the table which was laid on the lawn ' George Stockwell spoke a few fitting words and after dinner election of of 1 ficers took place. ,T. J. Ward being moderator These officers were chosen : .President. George S. Stockwell: vice : president, Henry A. Stockwell: secre tary. Clarence S. Stockwell : treasurer. Bert Sargent. Those present from out of town were George S. Stockwell and family of North Adams. Mass.. Mrs. Julia Stew art ami Mr. and Mrs. George I. Bish op of Springfield. Mass., E. E. Stock well and family of South Framing ham. Mass., Xelson Cole and family, Mrs. Frank Cole and daughter Rita of Thompsonville. Conn., and Mr. and Mrs. G. B. McClure of Guilford. The oldest member present was Mrs. Sa brina Miller of West Brattleboro. aged 82, as bright and full of jokes as any in the party. Four sons and three daughters survive Mr. and Mrs. Harris. Stockwell. their oldest son John, dy ing several years ago. ' : in tireennelil, Mns.. Autr. Ii. stephan. William li. Casev of Jir.tt Mis Victoria A. Nichols of ltitmy. BIRTHS. M: SI- . Mr 6 In Wincheter. Aug. S, a tiauirlit; Mrs. IieFoiest Talt. In Winrhester. Aug. 1J. a daunts! Mrs. I it-urge Kiisiliek: In Waliingfonl, Conn., Aug. IT ami .tits. A. I . rn-ree. In llrattlelkirn. Aug. IS. a V iiaum ey oung. In llrattlelioro. Aug. 21. a it.. nioml. to .Mr. ami Mrs. A. ,t. lira, k Iu Whitinehain. Aug. 14, a tlau ami Mrs. Mei ton wln-t-K-r. In So. rnon. Aue-. l.i. a ilimeht Mis. W. Ii. JohiiMin. In Vernon. Aug. lr.. a daueMi-r i Mrs. r. K. Fairuian. In West Northlielil. Mass.. Auir. J ter. Clarice Minerva, to Mr. and M Adams. In Ka-t Hover. Aug. 13, twin .i.e.ici ,:r" Mrs. Nettie Malhle. In South I-omtonilerrv. Aug. 3. a . i.iogt.:t Mi. ami Mrs. A. W. Heniis. ; !r -I ;.a-ii K DEATHS. EAST DOVER. Wedding bells rang Saturday for the of Bert Putnam and MUs Ida Powers. Rev. W. A. Davison state missionary Me., t of the Baptist state Convention preach- Mr-. rntnri1i.il from thuir triti tit I miniiiitui. are visiting in town. torest L. Stet- I Mass. son of Greenfield is visiting his moth- I , , er. Mrs. Ophelia Stetson.-Clarence j The entertainment booked for Au- Reed of Brattleboro is stavinir this 1 (?ust :5 flt ,ne ,own lln11 ls one of no- week with his narents. A lare-e num. ' usual merit. Prof. Kiernan comes to are at Alvin Wright's for a fortnight, j pd at the Baptist church Sunday. Misses Mary and Grace Darling have Deas. H. I. Turner and W. C. Hal- j Uday were the delegates who attended , the ordination of Rev. J. W. King at ! West Wardsboro. Wednesday. Mrs. Geo. Mather and her daughter ty 6as declared that it still believes in !a,'ollt 40 feet, fracturing his skull. A Wise Merchant. The special educational number which for l.'i years the Outlook has is sued on the first of August, is this year remarkable not only for the number of its eminent, contributors but for the imiiiirtnni0 rtf tltn uol.iuote ilii.nucu.t A merchant over at Rolla states that The issue is also'an attractive one bis advertising last year cost him W 1 generally. Among the contributors are cents for everv eluO worth of trood s ! Make no tnifttfikef if yott tvant j sold. He uses a half jiag"e for his busi- Columhia univtritv President Hyde a high-license local-option hi,,-, ; ness announcements each week and .of Bowdoin. President Harris of Am " ' says that as long as the people read herst. Dean Jordan of Smith college. now is the time to get if and 7e , newspa-rs he w ill advertise. There's Professor Geore E Vincent of the the prohibition will never get a law through it. farce, and that you suitable high license only sure way of getting it Is by a man possessed of a good head. Just as soon as merchants N-srin to look electing high-license representa- i upon advertising as a branch of their fives oh Septembers. Tote as yon lI'U6jiT"s,h h'?h W'-VX " "!,,Ich,care " a finv nthpr tmrf nf it thon n-ill m i-m.. honestly believe. Vole think and as you drink, only honest tray. as you tising commence to pay. Honesty. It Is the ' torce originality and persistency in j advertising make it a paying venture, i Bottineau, X. D. Courant. University of Chicago, Professor J. R. Wheeler of Columbia, and Dr. Edward Everett Hale. With coal at $9 per ton and high li cense staring us in the face, what are we going to do in Vermont this winter? Persia tence Brings Success. Xot every advertiser' meets with suc cess yet the most successful merchant in any locality is always one who ad vertises. Printers' Ink. Have You Anything to Sell? If yon have no matter what it may be an old wagron, a setting of eggs, a plow, a lmll calf, a farm, poultry .burs es, cattle, sheep, anything everything from a paper of tacks to an elephant advertise it in the want columns of the Reformer. Results are a dead certain ty and the cost U less than nominap ber from here attended the soldiers' reunion at Wilmington Wednesday. Parties from Hatfield, Mass., were in town this week in quest of heavy ox- i en. j The following is the order of exer , cises for the Pomona grange, Thursday, i Aug. 28. at the Grange hall: 10 a. in"., business: essay, Mrs. A. J. Faulkner; i question, "Are the daughters of today as competent to assume household du j ties as were their mothers';" speakers, Mrs. F. E. Holbrook, Mrs. A. A. C. IWare, Mrs. E. S. Cook. Halifax, Mrs i L. E. Jatiuith. Guilford ; music, Lot- j tie Stetson : dinuer on the picnic plan ; jl.lo. music: address of welcome : re I sponse. P. S. Fames: sons. Rena Cut jting: essay, Mrs. C. P. lix: recita tions, Phoebe Corkins and Mary Coombs: song by the choir: reading. Jennie Stetson: declamation, Frank C. Goodnow: song. Miss Beaudry; question, "Would a return to the dis trict system improve our schools and enhance the value of real estate in ru ral sections?" speakers, C. S. Good now, E. H. Stetson, Mrs. II. B. Ware, F. H. Putnam, P. .1. Fitch, Mrs. L. W. Boyd. Fayette Xiles; song, Clara Coleman. I us with the est of recommendations. I He will interpret, the play, Rip Van Winkle, as given by Joseph Jefferson. . The following are the characters im I personated : Rip Van Winkle : Derrick Vonlleekman. Rip's creditor: Xick I Vedder, the village inn-keeper: Gretch i en. Rip's wife: Meenie, their daugh- tei : Hendrick Vedder, Xick's sen; Seth, Xick's successor: Katchen, and a gentleman from Brattleboro, tisueii at it. u. vtorclen s last week. Han Hale and Harry Jefts who work in Winhall, have been home on a visit this week. Mildred Jefts recently visited relatives in Brattleboio. Mrs". L. J. Ranney of Hartford, Conn., is visiting at F. M. Knapp's at Brook-side-and is visiting other friends in and out of town. Clyde Adams of iiotmence, n. l.. came last week to in lleruarilston. Mass., Auir. 1. : streeter. in Saxton's River, Aug. C, lies;-!' ; of John H. Kastinan. J:t. in I lu-terrielil, X. H., Am:. ?. , Thompson. In LeyoVn, Mass., Auir. l, Kithai. ! Ill Hrookline. Mass., Aug. 10. J' ; Channint;. 4-.-. In Soiuervilte, Mass., Auc. A.i a native of Xorthhehl. Mass., ami i '',,:''' dent of Hrattlehoro, Stl. In lies Moines. la., .lulv 20. Mr. .W widow of Newell Walker'and a n ivn ' -inerston, 71. In Cavendish. Auc T. Miss Ilerth i h' jj. FOWLS WANTED herns wile: l oeKles. Derricks nep-H'sii nis tamuy wbo are staving at hew. It is hoped the ladies will have Rev. C. S. Sherman's. His brother-iu-a full house, as their work is in all law came with him to visit the same wavs commendable. family. B. J. Wilson of Brooksidp ! nas put a stock of groceries in hi I home for sale. Mrs. Geo. Wilder and uaugnter of lirattleboro. have this week been Mrs. C. L. unt, i Our community is again saddened i by the death of Mrs. Mabel Roberts Wright, aged J.'t.wife of George Wright, t which occurred Saturday night. Mrs. Wright bad been a great sufferer for months. She was a lady of admirable Christian character and leaves a lovely family of eight children, the oldest IS, I Miss A. Maude Aiken of Putnev is : the youngest 4. Besides her husband j teaching in school Xo. 2 and boards at ! and children she leaves a mother, four j - Eddy's. j sisters and one brother to mourn her I Mrs. Hattie Jones of Saxtons River loss. Funeral services were held at her is visiting her sister Mrs M J ' late home Tuesday afternoon. Rev. G. i Eddy. Mrs. ClirTorrl h.,t"f ir.i i the quests 0f their a Hall. STBATTON. We want 500 Fowls at once, and will Paj the hirhct markel -")'- w ..- - price in cash or trade. SCHORLING & JOHN50I H. DeBevoise, assisted by Rev. P. T. Barnard officiated. Interment in the new cemetery. George Pierce of Brat tleboro was here to attend the funeral. iownsnend is visitino- m tmrn t and Mrs. Herbert llowo nl r.X," derry with Henry Sprague and wife of' ' Bnggsville, Mass., have visited at Mra. J BRATTLEBORO Leading Marketmen. . VEKH0- 1 ' 4 I r ... , I.