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THE WINDHAM COUNTY EEFOEMEB.
ULLERY 4 CO., Publisher. Subscriptions. Per year, !.B0; six months oents; four months, 50 cental per copy 6 cents All subscriptions are payable In advance. Sam ple copies will bo martini Iroe on request, ENTERED AT BRATTLf DORO PQ8T OFFICE At KCOND CLM MAIL tUStindham Oountg geformr BRATTLEBORO, FRIDAY, APSII 'JJ903 .The Only Sure Remedy. Illinois bus now joined the list of states which have passed resolutions calling for the popular election of Unit ed States senators. While in principle the legislative method was considered preferable at the time our system of government was formed, experience has turned popular sentiment more aDd more strongly away from it and the re cent exposures, in the legislatures of some states, of corruption in connec tion with senatorial ambitions, have given a powerful impetus to the move ment in favor of popular elections. It is believed that it would be much more difficult for an unworthy enndidate to cany a popular election by means of money, than for him to manipulate a legislature, where, sometimes, a very few votes need to be altered to ensure an election. The change desired will undoubted ly be made sometime, but much must be done to achieve it. Two-thirds of the 45 states must petition Congress to call a convention for the amendment of the constitution and, should this be done, the work must be ratified by three-quarters of the states. It is gen erally admitted that the people and the lower house of Congress are ready to do their part toward bringing about this amendment; but great unwilling ness exists in the senate. For that body, it would mean a radical change of com position and character, and its mem bers are too well satisfied with their present positions, privileges and pow ers to wish any change whatever made in the method by which they obtained them. Public sentiment of the strong est, most compelling kind will have to be brought to bear long and constantly upon each of these members in his own home field, before senatorial consent to the amendment can be hoped for. But the root of the matter of honest elections lies deeper than this question of method. The method may help or hinder a little in the plotting of the unscrupulous ambitious; but a dis honest election is the direct result of the dishonesty of the individual voter; and if a state has purchasable voters enough, and the unscrupulous candi date has money enough, he will still have his way, regardless of method. The only sure remedy for political corruption, with its attending injus tice and injury to the general welfare, is in the education of individuals. If each person who votes could be made to' understand the real meaning to him self and his own little circle of that vote ; if he could be made to see how surely his own dishonest vote goes on and on multiplying in dishonesty and finally comes back to him in the shape of extortion and oppression and the other very evils he is complaining about; if he could be brought to real ize that its effect for good or ill is in finitely more to him in the end than the paltry price of its market value, there would not be so much selling and trading of votes and influence. It depends on the individual voter and not, very greatly, on election meth ods, whether we shall, as a people, tie free and prosperous and contented ; or whether we shall be the slaves of trusts and unprincipled autocrats forced in to a treadmill life to meet their de mands and to carry the burdens of their increasing taxation. More than anything else the people need to understand where their true power lies. Political Corruption and Degeneracy. Serious charges are made against the farm workers of Vermont, New Hamp shire, Rhode Island and Delaware where political corruption is admitted ly prevalent. They are said to make up a larger proportion of the purchasable voters of the communities than any other class and to sell their votes more cheaply and readily than any other. Leslie's Weekly says that its own ob servations tend to confirm these charges. It is argued that while this is ex plained in some quarters as due to ag ricultural depression and the tempta tion born of scarcity of money, the real cause is found in the degeneracy of the people of the rural districts the moral, mental and spiritual degra dation which, it is claimed, has sunk the population of many of our isolated communities to a depth as low as that of the slums of our great cities. Whatever may be true in other states, we do not believe that such depth of degeneracy has been reached in any of Vermont's farming communities. We do not believe that our farmers are unduly or disproportionately respon sible for any political corruption that may exist, as charged, in the state. But we do believe that public senti ment generally needs to be aroused and the public conscience quickened on that subject. When it comes to be admitted in the state, as well as out side of it, that the bribery of voters has played an important part in the state elections, it is time that some home missionary work was done by the thoughtful, intelligent, sincere ele ment of the citizenship, for something is surely wrong with our people. If, out of pure indifference, or from the Yankee love of a dollar, or from any selfish or unworthy motive whatever, we have failed in our political duties, have lowered our political standards or grown careless of the honor of our state so that we are deemed degenerates it is time we studied a few things. It is time we learned the value and privilege and power of a man's vote; it is time we learned the difference in the results, both to ourselves and to the whole country, of a vote cast honastly and to the best of our judgment and one sold to the highest bidder ; it is time we learned something of our duty and the importance of it to ourselves, our neighbors, our state and the coun try. If we have fallen so low as to be classed with degenerates, it is time we lifted our standards a little higher and climbed up after them.. The Simple Horalitiei of the Liquor Question. That the public is beginning to see where the real evil of the liquor ques tion lies is evident by the change that is coming over public expressions on that question. One of the boldest, plainest and most unequivocal of these is made by Rev. Dr. S. D. McConnell, rector of All Souls' church, New York, in a recent sermon. He says that va rious theories, appetites and interests have co-operated to bemuddle the sim ple moralities of the matter. He holds that men have a moral right to sell in toxicating liquors, the same as in the case of drugs and firearms. The plac ing of the blame on the liquor seller and the designating of the drinker as a "victim" and helpless in the matter, he thinks, is most unwise and unjust; and its natural result is to make the drunkard sorry for himself instead of ashamed of himself, as he should be. He holds that the man who gets drunk is the real criminal and the one who sells him liquor only the accessory be fore the fact. He says: "Let us di rect the machinery of correction against the man by whom the offence comes. " He argues as follows : "Nothing would so certainly and so quickly put an end to drunkenness as would the introduction of a right mor al judgment of the offense. Let us point public contumely first at the man who gets drunk. He is the prin cipal in the offense. The man who sells him the liquor is only the acces sory. Suppose some hot-tempered fel low in his rage shoots a harmless citi zen and thus bereaves and distresses a family, leaves it without a breadwin ner, puts the public to the expense of a coroner's inquest and a trial for mur-.' der, who would think of letting him go in pity while the public should de nounce the hardware dealer who sold him a revolver? It is true of course, that the hardware man knew that the pistol possessed a lethal quality. But he knew also the responsibility for its use rested upon the man who bought it. Let us get rid of cant and face the facts." This is a sensible view and one that goes to the very root of the drink evil. It is a view that the public should se riously consider. ff The president hit it off pretty well with some of the fathers and mothers when he promulgated his famous "race suicide" views; but out in western New York, the old maids are buzzing like angry hornets over them. At their convention last week they roasted'the president unmercifully, advising him to attend to the trusts and the coming election and to leave the question of babies to the women of the country. Being only the father,, and not the mother of a large family, himself, they allow his opinions on babies are of no account, anyway. The president would best keep awhile longer to the vague and safe seclusion of the Yellowstone region. The Wabash railroad trouble has been settled, an important concession on the part of the road having been made. This concession increases the pay of trainmen on the western division from 12 to 15 per cent, affecting a great body of men and a large range of ship ping country. The men on the middle and eastern divisions will also receive an advance in wages when competing roads grant similar advances. This is a most satisfactory outcome of the long and bitter pay war that has been rag ing "on the banks of the Wabash, far away." Vermont legislators who have in the past helped to slaughter weekly pay ment bills may feci themselves upheld and vindicated in their decisions by the Indiana supreme court which has just held such a law unconstitutional. The court declares that a weekly pay ment law is in conflict with the bill of rights and also with the fourteenth amendment to the federal constitution. If anybody wants a crown, let him go to Morocco. The sultan of that country has one that he wants to give away. He is a progressive man, with a leaning toward automobiles and tele graphs, which the Moors can't abide; and so the crown has become a burden to the sultan. No automobilists need apply. Interpretations of the license law continue to be many and varied; but the commissioners, generally, have .'shown good judgment in making their decisions and have then stood firmly by them. It is the only sensible way to da Senator Hanna says there is only one Republican candidate and that's Theo dore Roosevelt. Tourist Can. Via B. k M. W. S. NICKEL PLATE Roads are famous for their completeness and luxurious comfort, are positively unexcelled, having same bedding, linen and toilet supplies as standard Pullmans, also colored por ter, and personally conducted by spec ial agent. Second class tickets avail able. See local agents or write L. P. Burgess, N. E. P. A., 253 Washington St, Boston, Mass. 17-3t THE WINDHAM COUNTY REFORM Kit, FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 1903. TIMELY STATE TOPICS, And What Vermont Editor! Have to Say Con cerning Them. Vermont has got almost as many prospective governors as it has "colo nels. " Barre Telegram. School meetings will soon be in or der. What action will be taken on the proposition that the average salary of a Vermont school teacher is less than half of a day laborer's? Vergennes En terprise. The Rutland News is inclined to think that C. J. Bell's chances of be ing governor of Vermont next term are good because he is not troubled with a "barrel." Heretofore the fact that a man had a "barrel" was not a particu lar deterrent to his chances of being governor, but it is stated that a new feeling has come in with the "new Vermont." The bars should not be put up against a man just because he is rich, neither because he is poor. Quality should be the controlling fac tor. Barre Times. An Explanation is in Order. We do not even yet see any light breaking in the St. Johnsbury firma ment. Here is a town enjoying a con sistent prohibition record on paper which has maintained an agency that has done a liquor business mounting up into the thousands. Its agency is gone, the drug stores are not licensed and the town is apparently dry. Now where is St. Johnsbury to get a supply of liquor? The drink habit of St. Johns bury is no gentle thing of beer and light wines. Year in and out its liquor agent has been buying from 150 to 200 gallons of pure alcohol per month at about $2.50 per gallon and selling it for $4 per gallon. This constituted practically half of the agency business. The alcohol customers of the agency were in the habit of "spilling" it;tbat is, diluting the alcohol with water by adding 100 per cent. Thus nearly 100 gallons of alcohol a week was consumed as a beverage by prohibition St. Johns bury before the closing of the agency. How do these alcohol drinkers manage it now? It really is a serious question. Rutland Herald. "Is the State Twiner "There is a tide in the affairs of men." Candidates ripen just as other opportunities do. But many a first class Vermonter has been put aside for four years just because he lived on the wrong side of the mountains, a second rater was chosen in his stead whose only recommend in public favor was that he 'did live on the right side of a' clump of pine trees, and than, when the probation were over, the changes of time and circum stances had wiped out the opportunity of the man who should have been elect ed in the first place. The "mountain line" has been the dead line of An dersonville to more than one political life. The man Vermont should elect gov ernor is the best man in the whole state, no matter where he lives. The territory is not too large, at best, nor likely to produce more good men than we can use. The best will be,nono too fjood, but it is the very madness of fol y to sometimes ignore the best and take up an admitted inferior because it is the "turn" of this side or that side to have the governorship. Is the state twins, that the plaything must be passed from one to the other in ro tation, or is this one autonomous state and its governorship the servant of the whole people and not the bauble of the Koliticians of a district? St. Albans lessenger. The Aspirations of the "Sacred City." ' Our St. Johnsbury neighbors are not at all discouraged on account of the falling through of the Judge lde boom. The Caledonian immediately throws out another reminder that the "Sacred City" would be a nice place for the governor to live in. Political comment, coming from that direction at this time is of particular interest, for it is more than likely that Caledonia county will be the headquarters for one of the two factions that take part in the campaign of 1904. The purpose of that faction will be the defeat of any local option measure. TheCaledoniansayi: "Judge Ide's announcement that he will return to the Philippines in Augur.. and re sume his duties on the commission re moves a formidable candidate in the governor race, but 'there are others. ' " St. Johnsbury can furnish at least-two if necessary, ex-Senator Ross and Alex ander Dunnett, and Caledonia county has another eligible in Charles J. Bull of Walden. Then there is Robert J. Kimball of Randolph, Frank Plumley of Nortbfield, Horace W. Bailey of Newburv, Curtis S. Emery of Chelsea, J. L. Martin of Brattleboro, W. E. Johnson of Woodstock, Zed Stanton of Roxbury, and last but not least J. A. DeBoer of Montpelier. In fact, we are inclined to think Mr. DeBoer is the unknown character the Brattleboro Phoenix suggests. The calling of Mr. DeBoer "an unknown character" is not entirely pleasing to Washington county. Barre Telegram. A Chance Worth Trying. This last proposition of the bureau of forestry to allow any state to find out where it stands without much cost to itself is most generous. It would not be a bad idea for those in authority in Vermont to take steps toward accept ing the offer. Vermont was naturally well supplied with forests, but we think few people realize the inroads that have been made into the supply within the last few years or the rapidity with which the land is being literally "stripped" in many parts of the state. Our spruce trees are being searched out in every corner and ruthlessly cut down, large and small, for pulp wood or other commercial purposes. Even the little spruces which must be depended upon to form the supply in coming years are being sacrificed to the ax and every year we see train load after train load shipped out of Vermont in the shape of Christmas trees. "Now the government proposes to find out at great expense to herself and tell us in what condition our forests are, and we would like to see it done. With this information once in their possession Vermonters might accomplish something. Certainly they should not stop with the investigation if it shows that the Vermont forests are being wrecked. A state forester will in the end become a matter of ne cessity, and the sooner we find out his value the less our timber lands will be permanently damaged. First, however, we want definite information to work on and here is a chance to get it We think it's worth trying. Rutland Her ald. Lyman E. Pelton, 90, the oldest law yer in the state, died at Highgate Sun day night He was admitted to the Vermont bar in September, 1832, and commenced practise in Highgate the same season, continuing in the game place for more than 50 years. SOME VERMONT MATTERS. A GLANCE AT THE STATE'S HEWS EEC 0RD FOE THE PAST WEEK. Funeral of Thomai W. Wood - A Proteit Against High Fire Insurance Batet-The Fatal Hardwiek Quarrel-Child Drowned in a Waehtub-Suit in Montpelier Seminary Tar and Feathers Case. There is considerable excitement caused by the smallpox epidemic in Irasburgh. Seven houses are quaran tined at that place and several persons have been exposed. Capt. Louis Daniels of Vergennes, onoof the oldest steamboat captains in the service and woll known, up and down Lake Champlain, died suddenly Thursday night from heart failure. The first day's sales of Louis N. Wood of Montpelier under a second class license last week amounted to $280 and after consulting the license commissioners Mr. Wood decided to close bis place before 6 o'clock. A two-year-old son of Anglo Trueba 6f South Barre was drowned id awash tub Friday. The child had been miss ing 20 minutes when search was made and it was found dead in a washtub in the kitchen. There was only a little more than a foot of water in the tub. Hattie Roberts, 10, employed in the family of Heman Rice nt Westford, committed suicide last week by taking carbolic acid. She was a young.healthy and pretty girl, and there is no known reason for her rash act. Rumor has it, however, that a love affair was respon sible. The saw mill of L. G. Fullam & Son at Ludlow was totally destroyed by fire Thursday night, with its full contents of lumber, and some of the lumber and logs in the yard. Estimated loss, $10, 000; insurance, $8,250. A number of men are thrown out of work. The mill will probably be rebuilt. Frank C. Partridge, who was offered the position of agent for the United States government in its presentation of claims in Caracas before the arbitra tion commission, has found it impos sible to accept the trust The state department, however, has been request ed by the three European nations pre ferring claims against Venezuela, to name the umpires and Mr. Partridge will accept as one. There is said to be a movement un der way in Barre to oust the board of license commissioners of the city under the section of the law which reads that if a member of the board "becomes un able to perform or neglects his official duties, bis office shall at once become vacant and his successor be appointed. It is expected that at the next meeting of the city council they will be asked to declare the three positions on the board vacant The Wells, Lamson & Co. granite manufacturing plant and water power at North Barre and the company's light granite quarry at Websterville have been sold to Dr. V. C. Goodrich, the selling price being $31,000, exclu sive of a new cable way which, com pleted, will cost iu the neighborhood of $6,000. The quarry includes 13g acres of good quarry land and the man ufacturing plant and water power are among the best in the city. A post mortem examination has been made of the body of Mrs. Joseph Mas sey of East Hardwiek who died last week as the result of a quarrel with Mrs. Dan Aldrich. Death was found to have resulted from sudden conges tion of the Jungs caused by external violence. Mrs. Aldrich was arrested charged with taking Mrs. Massey's life. Sufficient evidence was produced at the hearing to warrant holding her in $2000 bail for the grand jury. Claude E. George of Marshfield, who was tarred and feathered Jan. 19 by four students while at Bcuool at Mont pelier seminary, has brought suit against James Howard, a student, to recover $5,000 damages. Howard is the only student on whom papers have yet been served, but others in the case will be taken on civil process as soon as found. George was accused by stu dents of "miying" and they broke inio his room one night, gagged him and administered a light dose of tar and feathers. Owing to the high rates charged by the regular tire insurance companies Burlington will organize this week a co operative company. Property own ers claim that the insurance rates have doubled within a year and that they have to pay for losses sustained by the companies in other towns where the fire nrotection is not as good as it is in Burlington. This, they say, is not fair and they will now organize a company of a purelv local character, and think from the fire record the city has had they can save nearly 75 per cent, in rates. Several hundred pounds of special photographic apparatus was brought to Swanton Friday by the Anierican Bio graph company of New York for the purpose of securing a continuous pic ture of the work of the United States fish commission. It is planned to get a continuous picture from the time the fish landed in the net, during the pro cess of spawning, until they are re turned to the water. The picture will be used as one of a series of the scenes forming a part of the government ex hibition of this branch of fish culture at the St. Louis exposition. The funeral of Thomas W. Wood, the artist, took place from the Wood art gallery in Montpelier, Friday after noon, Rev. W. J. O'Sullivan and Rev. Norman Seaver of Rutland officiating. The body lay in state from 10 until 1 o'clock, and" was viewed by a large number of people. The remains were buried beside his wife in Green Mount cemetery. Mr. Wood gave the art gal lery which bears his name in trust to the people of Montpelier. Mr. Wood's will leaves the bulk of his property, estimated at $30,000, to the Wood Art gallerv. There are several small leg acies of $1,000 and $500 to individuals. Prof. J. W. Burgess is executor. Judge Haselton in Rutland county court Monday denied the motion of the defendants to set aside the verdict in the case of F. R. Patch Manufacturing Co. vs. Protection Lodge, Internation al Association of Machinists. He said he considered that the evidence in the case warranted the' verdict brought April 3 Bnd ordered that judgment on said verdict be entered. He did not regard Juror Ingleson's conduct in ex pressing an opinion of the case as of sufficient weight to warrant a new trial; he held that the man had done wronir and ordered that Ingleson be publicly reprimanded. The matter of the new trial of the case will now be taken to the supreme court The de fendants moved for a new trial of the case on the ground that one of the jurors expressed his opinion of the case before the close of the trial. The plaintiffs filed counter affidavits deny ing that the juror expressed bis opin ion as forcibly as was claimed. Miss Katberine. E. Benbam, for 17 years offloial stenographer in the ooun ty courts in Vermont, died at Burling ton Tuesday morning of heart trouble. i-iA,Vium tvaa nmmintad court re- ns nppoinie late Judge porter by tbe late Judge Russell 8. Taft. Alfred Schiffer of New York has made a demand before Chief Justice Sir Melbourne Tait of Canada for a "quo warranto" process against 111 -ram A. Hodge, Dr. W. Seward Webb Percival W. Clement and Frank D. White of the Rutland railroad system. Mr. Schiffer's claim is that tbe defend ants are usurping the functions of the South Shore Railway Co. and have done so since Sept. 10 last. Early Tuesday morning fire at Ben nington destroyed three buildings on River street, entailing a loss of $7,000. The buildings burned were the Put nam Hose House, tbe grocery store of Herbert Hines, with tenements up stairs and a house accupied by Thomas Delude. The cause of the fire is un known. The buildings were all owned by II. W. Putnam, who had $3,000 in surance. East Georgia claims the champion eater of the state. Saturday evening in the presence of several witnesses, a young man ate two pounds of chocolate candy, 14 bananas, 1 dozen raw eggs. 1 can of Vienna sausages, 1 pound of fig cookies, and one-naif pound of salted eanuts, besides mixing in different inds of crackers and candy. The last heard of him, he was living, and had suffered no bad effects from his hearty meal. Manufacturers and business men of Vermont are to meet in Rutland April 30, to form a state association with these objects: To protect its members in their right to manage their respec tive business in such lawful manner as they shall deem proper; the investiga tion and adjustment of questions aris ing between the members and the em ployes; to endeavor to make it pos sible for any person to obtain employ ment without being obliged to join a labor organization ; to protect its mem bers against legislative, municipal and other political encroachments. SERVE IT HOT ! Begin the Day With a Steaming Dish of Halt Breakfast Food. Most Economical of All Cereals. That man-of-all-work, the human stomach, needs a hot breakfast The famous Mr. Dooley could not eat his "ready-to-serve" cereal because he for got bis nosebag. He realized that cold fodder is all right for animals.but that civilized man nee 'ed to begin the day right with a dish of hot, appetizing, nourishing Malt Breakfast Food. This is the original and standard malt-wheat cereal ; it is a food, not a fad; it is to be cooked in thehome,and not eaten out of the pasteboard box in which it leaves the factory. Compare a steaming-hot dish of Malt Breakfast Food, served with cream and sugar, with what Mr. Dooley calls "a scien tific preparation - of burlaps" or a ' 'chemically pure dish made of the ex terior of bath towels. " Is there any comparison? Malt Breakfast Food is a simple.hon est food.delicious and satisfying. There is nothing faddish about it, tbe very name tells honestly what it is, the fin est wheat, carefully and thoroughly malted. There are two full pounds in every package, and when prepared for the table, according to the directions, it goes just eight times as far, pound for pound, as the ready-cooked foods. Asa special inducement to try Malt Breakfast Food a carbon photograph is placed in every package. Large photo graphs, without printing or advertis ing, the same as sell for two or three dollars in the art stores, are given in return for coupons taken from the pack ages. This is an unusual opportunity to obtain valuable photographs.sui'able for framing, without expense. Your grocer will endorse everything the manufacturers claim for Malt Breakfast Fcod. He will tell you that it gives better satisfaction than any other cereal in bis stock, and that it is the favorite with his best trade. BEST FAMILY NEWSPAPER. Boston Globe, Daily and Sunday, Has Many Home Features that Will Please Every Mem ber of Tour Household. Tbe Daily Globe has recently added' a comic section, Containing tbe best up-to-date jokes, best black and white illustrated jokes and funny poems. All these are printed in the morning and evening Globe every day. . In the People's Column readers of the Globe have a unique department wherein they may discuss public top ics and gain valuable information on any subject. In tbe Household Department do mestic matters are discussed morning and evening and questions and recipes contributed by the brainv housekeep ers of all New England. Fancy needle work, crocheting and knitting, the care of plants and flowers, the cure of pets and the removal of pests are also dis cussed. A distinguishing feature of the Household Department is the beauty talk division, where home toi let prescriptions and advice from the experienced on the care of the com plexion, care of the hands and hair, are given. An entertaining and instructive de partment, is that devoted to the boys and girls. Here they talk about their favorite'books, music, school studies, school amusements, candy recipes, school colors, school yells, and also send in the best conundrums in the world. The Sunday Globe, without a com petitor in circulation, also keeps in advance of all other papers in the num ber and variety of attractive features and departments. It has the original color supplement, printed in beautiful colors, made famous by the adventures of Kitty and Danny, Professor O. Howe Wise, Billy the Boy Artist, Absent Minded Abner, Dusenbury and Fus senbeimer. The Sunday Globe also has another eight-page section containing beautiful pictures in black and white, and famous works of art are illustrat ed. Beside the greatest symposium page, the greatest traveling correspondent and the two oldest American newspap er contributors, the Sunday Globe baa Mr. Dooley, tbe acknowledged king of living humorists, whose fame is ex tended all over the English-speaking world and George Ade, the famous writer of fables and comic opera sue- WMF V AND RHEUMATlann. YOU MUST REPSL HIS ASSAULTS WITH: ROMOC THE MEDICINE MADE FROM A HOCK. INDIGESTION. tKll.lLIIILU . the small quantity (6 or 8 oz. ) of Romoo in four days, and 1 mutt say ft relieved me entirely of my Indiges tion Borry I did not have more of it. Would like to continue it while here, some week or ten days, and then should It continue its good effect, , i j ii i. . V... a r it oral hottleS Of it. ' ' 1 ri WOU1U UavO W JJUiLiiaov (Signed) F. L. TILGHMAN. R0M0C MAN BROOKS HOUSE PHARMACY, C. E. CRAFFAM, PrJ BRATTLEBORO BUSINESS DIRECTOR nEO. H. GOBHAX. V. S., Wn'tner,,01. VTMain street, Itrattleboro. Practice limited to the diseases of the Kye, Kar, Throat and None. Office hours : 9: 30 to 12. 1 to 4 p. in., Tues days and Fridays only. Remainder of week at Bellows Falls. ,BU DB. GEO B. ANDERSON. Physician and Hurifeuii. Olliue and residence, 88 Main Street. Surgery, in all iu branches, a specialty. Office hours: until 10a. m., 1 to2::J p. m., 6:J0 to 8 evening. Telephone, 'Brooks Houae. 2tf niO. B0BEBT8. M. D.. Surgeon. Surgery VJl and diseases of Women a specialty. Office in Crosby block. House 6 Canal street. Tele- Bhone at house and at Brooks House Pharmacy, ours : 8 to 9 a. m., 1 to 3 and 7 to S p. in. TAKES C0NLAND. M.'D., Physician and l Surgeon, Braitleboro, Vt. Office in Crosby Block. Residence, No. 3 Walnut Street. Office hours : from 8 u 9 a. in., 1 30 to 3. and 7 to 9 p. m. A I. HIXLEB. K. D.. Physician and Sur- geon. Honker Block, Brattleboro. Vt. Of tice hours : S till 9. 1 to 2. 6:30 to 8. C8 PBATT. X. D 18 North Main street, ilrauU-lH.ro. Office hours : until 9 a.m., 1 to2:3U p. m., 6:30 to 8 p. m. 4Hf fXK, H. L. WATEBXAN. Klliot Street. Of MJ rice hours: ia:autoa:3Uand6to8p.m. 46tf T1EHTI8TBY in all iu branches. Teeth ex U tracted without pain. K. K. Kimkead, D. D. 8., S3 Main Street. 28tf GP. BABBEB, D. D. 8.. I'nlon Block over Greene's drug store, Hrattleboro, Vt. DB. C. 8. CLABK. Dentist, Whitney block, Brattleboro. Telephone. yl DB. F. G. PETTEE, Dentist, Crosby block, over Holden's drug atore 46tf TB A KNAPP. lentlst. Hooker Block, op 1 posite Brooks House. Brattleboro. DHLS EDWABSS, Dentist, office and resi dence 12 Prospect street. Telephone 141-13 BACON to HOOKER. Attorneys at Law. 12 and 14 l llery Building. 25-tf E. GALE. Attorney at Law, Guilford, Vt. iyi LE 8HERWIN , Attornev and Counsellor at Ijiw, Chester, Vermont. Insurance and Collections. T ARROWS Su CO.. Wholesale and Retail I Dealers In Coals of all kinds. Office No. 33 Main Street, Brattleboro. lflyl DUN1EAVY. Custom Tailor, Ryther Bloek. Cleanlnic, repairing and pressing. MORAN & CO. UNDERTAKERS AND EMBALMERS. NO. 19 MAIS STREET. Telephone Connection! Daj and Night. Day call, 64-4. Night calls, 27-4 and 146-23. H. E. BOND & CO. Funeral Directors .1 and Furnishers. I ' 17 Main Street, Hrattleboro, Vt. BRATTLEBORO BAKERY. Fresh Bread and Rolls Twice a Day. We aim carry a full line of Cakes, Pies, Cookies, Cream Puffs, Eclairs, Ladyfinsers, Macaroons, Etc. OfR POTATO CHIPS ana ALWAYS FRESH The celebrated NarraranMtt Bay Oyster for Mle at our store anil carried in our carta. Otaurchea and fraternal societies given ea pecial attention for their suppers. HOLLENDER & YEAW. A few eira; crates and lard barrels for sale. That is a fine dog you have. He ought to have good COLLAR. H. M. WOOD has just got in a new line, btep in and look at them. DISEASE ur ic: THE WORST OF ALL CROOKS. ONCE IN HIS CLUTCHES HE WILL SHOW YOU .....i bitii reeiv riiir au.u NO MERCY. HE vviuu r-. YOUR HEALTH, VIGOR EVEN YOUR LIFE I HIS WORST WEAPONS ARE BLOOD TROUBLES, NERVE DISORDERS, STOMACH COMPI.AINTS Boston. Oin,I.MM, T ii aaA "Iiomoc guaranteed, if not cured, money refund, ," Sole anenrv for thit city at the Hon of ... C. F. R. JENNE . Successor to Sherman &- Jennc, INSURANCE-J ESTAHLlSnKD IS 1st!". Fire, Mutual Life, Accident, Plate lita ninvera IJahilitv. Elevator. Hartford " Boiler, Tornado Indemnity and Suretj ii North German Lloyd 8. 8. Co. t LUCIUS W. ADAMS. Successor to J. A. Tavlob. Freighting and Jobbk; of all kinds. Office, No. 10 Main street. Telephone est a H. R. BROWN'S Livery & Boarding Stf Tally-bos ! Four-in-hands ! Ccl Hacks, Surreys, Buckboarda, Single ami h teams. Stable open night and day. BAILEY'S REAL ESTATE ARC Sells Ererything. Address ::: F. J. BAILEY,: Rrtber Block. Hrattlebort, BRATTLEBORO GAS LIGHT COMfl FURNISH CAS & ELECTRIC LICHt 2i hours each day the year tow. LEON C. WHITE Electrician. Headquarters at Electric Lij Station. BROOKS HOUSE STABLE C. S. STOCKWELL, Prop. VILLAGE, HACK, COUPE BAGGAGE SERVICE. WE hare complete fttabtea anfl ftiretf Hack, rtaciraee and Coup? serrwl all trains. We furnish Hacks for riiif work of all kinds, both nit; In and da?- (Cle and Double Teams f urnished at notice. (ioot nontes. trood service w reasonable prices. Everything new. us a call. Stable onen dav and nitrht. Telephone orders to stable ur Bri nouse. CAIN & IZARD 'A Drowning Man Will Catch at a Straw.' Therefore, if you are to CATCH as it were at a different tailor, If! US personate the STRAW. We'll save you. With a splendid line of Spring and Summer Woolens to select from, we can make you a ple ing Suit-$20.00 to 134.00 Trousers, $6.00 to $10.00. LADIES' S C ITS U ORDER. KXIFE PLAITIXG at SHOR T K0TICI I HAVE A LARGE STOCK Of r: ai 111..1J niib new wuuit, For SPRING OVERCOA' SUITS, TROUSERS and FA-' VESTS. Also a laree lis samples from a thoroughly r-J ble New York Custom Tau House that makes suits to C from (15.00 up. W. H. HAIGH' Custom Tailor. Elliot Str Administrators. Executors. Comni If too an friend of the Frfe, Eublwhers and wish to favor 11 aiooera, or Executor's N'-clce. I eceasary for you to inroct twr l wmorra so anm ail aaco 1 cation la tha Reformer.