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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
Shrill we continue the present
unsatisfactory prohibitory law?
Shrill we enact a local-option
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
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
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'-
G. DeColigny closed
summer school of modern
Mr. Lincoln's new house on the road
to the "Pinnacle Farm" has taken
form and appears as an ornament to the
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
.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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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 !
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
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
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
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
Hon. Hugh Henry spoke on cam
paign issues at Fullerton hall Thurs
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 :
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
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 .. ..-.
Rumor has it that t fie manufacturing
company have sold their mill in this
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 :
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
Wedding bells rang Saturday for the
of Bert Putnam and MUs
Rev. W. A. Davison state missionary
Me., t of the Baptist state Convention preach-
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
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
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-
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
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.
in Saxton's River, Aug. C, lies;-!'
; of John H. Kastinan. J:t.
in I lu-terrielil, X. H., Am:. ?.
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,
In Cavendish. Auc T. Miss Ilerth i h' jj.
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
Mrs. C. L.
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
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
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