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May 29.
- Store open this even
ing Closed for the day
at Noon To-morrow
Third Lot
Hats and Flowers
Opened Yesterday.
This lot is worthy of im
mediate inspection quick
if you want them. Prices
same as before 25 cents
for any Hat 25 cents for
any bunch of Flowers.
Clearance prices
Now on Women's
New York
Tailored Suits
and on
Pongee, Linen,
Silk and Cloth
Outside garments.
Many Elegant Novel
ties to select from.
More Separate
Skirts, Coif Skirts
and Shirt Waist
More Shirt Waists.
Wash Dress Coods
One case, 45 pieces, no
two alike. Attractive de
signs and colorings.
27-inch Burmah
Challies, 5c a yd.
' Another 2500 yard lot
perfect "Short" lengths of
JO to 20 yards.
Best Standard
Prints, 4c a yard.
Lot Fancy Stripe Ging
hams heretofore I 0c.
now 6 I -4c a yd.
Great variety of Wash
Dress Stuffs, 10c to 25c
a yd.
Another lot of 3 3-4in.
Brilliant Taffetas at 12
J -2c a yd.
Jersey Underwear
for women and children.
for women.
Wrappers and Dressing
All grades. Special at
98c, and in Silk at $5.48
and $5.98. '
Job in Crash Towel
ing at 6 J-4c.
"Defender" Sheets and
Pillow Cases. v
Towels, Napkins and
Table Damasks at bottom
Store full now of bar
gains. Good time for custom
ers from a distance to come
and make selections.
ojBY THE way
For the Dead,
A Tritiute.
For the Living,
A Memorv.
For Posterity,
Vu Emblem.
This is war week. Tbere isn't a man
around here 50 years old who knows
what these old veterans are talking
about. He may have read of it,
but what does he know of it? They
know: they remember the day, even
the hour. Forty years ago they were
in tne tmoK or it lor us. ney win
Dover forget it, and we ought not to.
God bless 'em !
" Vou'll notice," said the drummer
at the Brooks House the other night,
"that nearly every lost doe is de
scribed as having a white tip on his
tail, but you'll also notice if you are
observing that almost every dog you
meet has a white tip on bis tail. It's a
peculiarity of dogs of both low and
high degree. Just keep an eye out
and see. '
Judge Newton believes in long sen
tences for drunkards. No particular
good, he says, comes of sending a man
up for a few days or a month. But six
months will get the rum out of his sys
tem and give him a good fair start
"make a man, of him," to use the
judge's words. Then, in the opinion
of his honor, if the man has any trace
of manhood left in him, he will brace
up and be a man thereafter.
What would you do if you were blind?
Don't shudder ! And, then, what would
you hope that others would do for you?
Could you go with a basket and feel
your way and say, as one blind man
did say the other night : "Well, I must
be cheerful, you see, and it's a great
help to me to know that I am doing
something that I am taking a part in
the town's life, even though I seem to
be doing nothing. I munt do some
thing. It is the people' who do noth
ing who die. " There's a thought for
A friend, commending the Reform
er's plea that the town's natural beau
ties be more safeguarded, tnat more
thought be given to the little things
that tend to attractiveness, urges the
suggestion that provision be made for
settees beside the paths in the Com
mon. On band concert nights the
throngs who attend are forced to stand
during the program, whereas the bene
fit of the outing would be greatly en
hanced were there seats at hand for the
weary. Such improvement would not
be too expensive, would it? Certainly
the settees would not detract from tne
beauty of the Common, and there can
be no question of their comfort and
utility. Who will second this motion?
A local man who is regarded as con
servative in his opinions remarked yes
terday that if he lived ten years he
wouiu see i?rn&ueiiuro uouuie iu popu
lation. He says that he has faith that
the project for damming the Connecti
cut will be pushed through within a
year or 18 months, and the water pow
er thus gained will insure a tremen
dous boom in manufacturing indus
tries. Real estate men, too, are look-
ng about sharply and trying to guess
which way the cat will jump when the
boom starts. There is a fortune in
sight for the investor who makes the
best guess and hits the bull's eye of
expansion. It is bound to come; the
only question is, where will it begin
and which way will it grow? Land
holders are confident of increased val
uations and are slow in quoting prices
on their possessions.
Without desire to anticipate the good
services of the Rural Improvement so
ciety, revived this week and now in
harness, it may be suggested that the
local fruit dealers should provide a
proper receptacle at hand for banana
kins, fruit pits ana otner slippery
stuff now so liberally cast upon the
sidewalk or in the highway. A broken
leg or two would bring immediate or
ders from the powers that be, but the
better way is not to wait. And, too,
will it be possible with the funds on
hand this year to provide three or four
sizable galvanized cans for the receipt
of newspaper wrappings, envelopes,
waste paper and the like? Such a
catch-all placed at the curb near the
postoffice entrance would be of public
benefit. The street would look more
tidy directly. People educate them
selves to the use of these things. In
structions are unnecessary.
Apropos of Bishop Hall's annual vis
it last Sunday to St. Michael's Episco
pal church, a little story comes all the
way from the upper part of the state.
The bishop was the guest for a day or
two of one of the wardens of the church
in that city, and at the tea table the
little lady of the bouse, aged six, who
had been permitted to sit at the board
on the express understanding that she
would "be good," kept to her contract
faithfully and listened to a great deal
of conversation without dropping her
spoon. At last, hearing so very much
that she did not comprehend, she
asked abruptly: "But, Mr. Bishop,
what's a bishop, anyway?" Bishop
Hall smiled but was puzzled. He
wished to say the right thing but at
the same time be sure that his inquis
itor would understand. So he finally
answered: "Wny, tne bishop is, "er.
the boss of the church." That made it
plain to her ladyship, and after that
she met him on neutral ground by call
ing Dim "the boss. "
It's comical to think of the destitu
tion, suffering and starvation there
' was ahnarrl that narrow fraupe train
which started from Londonderry at 7
Saturday morning, to gather the road's
stockholders together and blow 'em off
to their annual dinner and voting con
test at the Brooks House. It is the
great day up that way a free ride on
the Tip-Over, and all you can eat with
both bands. Folks pack up weeks
ahead and the listsof "needfuls" would
fill a column. Great day for shopping
and soda water. But what shall be
said of Engine 3 which failed at the
critical moment? Due here at 8 :55 a.
m. it coughed and leaked across the
bridge four hours late. Somewhere
near Wardsboro everything slipped a
cog; all tne wneels began to back up
and make a noise; there was a grind
ing throb in the gearing; the throttle
pushed itself way out the other way ;
the lever flew back; the "eccentric
blade" (imagine it) got lost that's
what they say and they haven't yet
found it Too bad !
Saoond League Baseball Game Proves a Com'
edy of Errors-Soore 24 to 9.
Both sides made so many errors, in
the second league ball same played
Saturday between the Catholic Union
and Y. M. C. A. nines, that the offi
cial scorer gave up in despair after the
third inning aria kept himself busy
putting down the runs. The game was
interesting, in so far as heavy bitting
and a general scramble for the bail
consists, but for scientific playing the
small boys in tbe backyard can dis
count the whole thing. There was a
good crowd present. Sanders umpired
and kept bis head. He had a hard job
and got out of it whole.
The Y. M. C. A. won the toss and
took the field, with Stafford and W
Brooks for their battery. Williamson
had the box for the C. U. 's, and KiDg
was Behind the bat. The wind was
strong from the northwest and kept the
fielders guessing on nigh flies, wnicn
swerved in the air dodging currents.
Muffs were therefore excusable. Oth
erwise tbe day was quite ideal.
Best playing of the afternoon was put
un by W. Brooks and March. Woe to
the C. U. man who tried to steal sec
ond. It was a foregone conclusion that
he died. Brooks threw to March ac
curately and swiftly, and March was on
bis bag. The runner had no chance at
all. These two played like clockwork
and scored half a dozen victims in
the first four innings. Then the C.
U. 's passed the word along to quit
trying to steal second. They gave it
up. Brooks, so the old-timers said,
jlayed a better game than has ever
een seen hereabouts behind the bat.
Williamson did excellent work but was
poorly supported. He struck out 12
men, which speaks volumes, for Staf
ford, pitcher of tbe winning team,
struck out but three. King will de
velop, it is believed. He stood up
well, but was slow in throwing to sec
ond. He must cut out those side steps
and gain time.
Tne features of tne game were w.
Brooks' catch of a high fly in the sec
ond, Clune's remarkable catch of a
ton-master to left Held, Williamson's
left band stop of a hot one right off the
bat. Hitting was heavy, Williamson
and Johnson especially distinguishing
themselves. March raised an uproar
in the last half of tbe fourth inning
by skinning along from base to base,
chased by tbe ball, and finally landed
by a slide at the plate only to be called
out. There were many close decisions
but the umpire's errors of judgment
were about equally divided. The score:
V. M. C. A. AB B PO A E
W. Brooks, c 5
L. Stafford, lb 6
March. 2b 6
Tm'ker, iu 4
Johnson, If 0
Kf rritcr, 3I 6
II. Brooks, rf 6
Young, ho 4
U. Stafford, p fi
Total 46 11 26
C. V.
Kllis, 31)
King, c
Turner. II)...
rinne, If..
. 4
. 6
. S
Williamson, p 3
WriKht, 'Jb s
Hih'.v. in 5
Stevens, ss 4
Uunlevy, r 4
Total 39
V. M. C. A 2 2 4 2 0
Catholic I'nion 2 2 2 1 0
1 7
U 0
Dif tressed at Prospect of Company's Disband
meat and Sale of Steamer,
Had a thunderbolt from a clear sky
dropped into their aurous the 21) mem
bers of the Estey Fire Co. would not
have been more sumrised than they
were when they read in the Reformer
last Friday that their company is to
disband, and that tbe handsome little
steamer is to be sold. To many of the
fire fighters the news brought a dis
tinct shook. They had never even
dreamed of such a thing. But they
found it all too true.
The Estey Organ Co. has decided
that ample, perhaps even better, fire
protection may be had by putting in a
system of powerful pumps and this
plan will be adopted. Hence tbere
will be no further need of the steamer,
nor of the company which has so faith
fully manned it. A meeting will short
ly be called to disband the veteran or
ganization. The company was formed about 1873
and an old style Roxbury rotary en
gine was first bought It went through
many hard fires, served its day and at
last rests at the junk heap. The pres
ent fine steamer is of the Clapp &
Jones make and was a part of that
firm's exhibit at the Philadelphia cen
tennial in 1870, where it attracted
much notice. The late Levi K. Fuller
bought the engine for the Es'ey Co.
and it was installed at the fire company
quarters in tbe Estey shop yard. It was j
a particularly choice piece of work, es
pecially in fittings and trimmings.
Since then tbe little steamer has done
loyal service in the department. In
deed, for some years, it was the town's
mainstay, before the other steamers
were purchased. Five years ago it was
entirely rebuilt, provided with new
boilers, etc., and to-day it is as good
new, having always received the
best of care.
Of the original charter members of
the company but one is now in the
ranks, George W. Fuller, engineer at
the organ works, who was at the incep
tion of the company elected first en
gineer of the steamer company, and
who has held that position ever since.
Next in point of service is John
Strand, the present company foreman,
who has been an active member for la
ears. The first chief engineer was
Henry E. Holden, and for the past
seven years Col. J. Gray Estey has held
that office.
Tbe little steamer got its baptism at
the fatal asylum fire years ago, when
several lives were lost. Other notable
conflicts with tbe flames in which it
has engaged were: Stevens' buildings
and barns, Revere house and barn.
Hooker block, Hildretu's carriage shop,
Smith Hunt shop, Crosby block,
Brooks House, Estey saw mill. There
are many others.
Engineer Fuller is much broken up
at the prospect of losing his pet. He
says: "She is always very sure to do
her work. You can depend upon her.
When you start the pumps the water I
had got to come. She is a beauty tire
fighter, dependable and honest, and I
should bate to see her leave town. We
can't spare her. "
Runs, Kills 2, King 2, Turner 2, dune, Wil
liamson, Ntevens, v
March 5, Tucker
Brooks, l ounc 4,
Brooks. L. Stafford 3.
6, .lohnson 2, Ferrlter, B.
I). Stafford. Two-lase hits.
Johnson, Ferrlter. Three-lase hits, William
son, Johnson. First base on balls, off William
son 6, otr Stafford 4. Struck out, by Williamson
12, by Stafford 3. Stolen bases, Kills, William
son, Stevens, Stafford, March 4, Tucker fl, John
son, Ferrlter, B. Brooks 4. Passed lulls. King 7.
Umpire, Sanders. Time, 'Jh, 1.1m.
Klley and Ferrlter hit by batted balls.
Notes of the Diamond,
last year's hot stuff in the box,
will pitcn tor tne u. u.'s tomorrow in
the morning game. Much is expected
of him.
The batteries for to-morrow's games
will probably be as follows: Tbe morn
ing game for the wheel club, Cooley
and Allen ; for the Catholic Union,
Williamson or Cox and King. In the
afternoon for the Y. M. C. A., Staf
ford and Brooks, for tbe Wheel club,
Ellis and Allen.
Sport aplenty is provided at the ball
grounds on the Island to-morrow. At
1(1 a. in. tne Uatnolic Unions and
Wheel club will have it out, and at
4:15 p. m. the Wheel club will play
the Y. M. C. A. nine. Tbe boys have
been brushing off tbe rough edges dur
ing the week and it is expected that
both games will be full of ginger.
"Tommy" Guiheen of this town,
who is playing second base on the
Brockton, Mass., league team, is win
ning fresh laurels every day. The Brock
ton Times of the l(3th praises him high
ly. He jumped for a hot one in tbe
last half of the ninth, with the bases
full, and saved tbe day, and tbe Times
says he is tbe only man on the team
who is hitting well. He is "hot stuff. "
All three teams in the Brattleboro
baseball league have now shown up on
the diamond and given tbe crowd a
chance to get a line on the players and
their good points. It is, of course, true
that so far the men are green and un
certain. A little, later they will be
come seasoned and more dependable.
But if one were to pick today a Brat
tleboro team to pit against all comers,
taking tbe players as they have played
in the two games thus far, the line up
ought to read something like this:
Williamson, p., C. U. ; W. Brooks, c. ,
Y. M. C. A. ; Reed, lb., W. C. ; March,
2b., Y. M. C. A. ; L. Allen, 3b., W.
C. ; Stolte, ss., W. C. ; Clune or Riley,
rf., C. U. ; R. Allen, If., W. C. ; Fer
riter, cf., Y. M. C. A. So in this we
have three Y. M. C. A. men, two C
U. men, and four W. C. men. This
composite team is picked on fielding.
as it has shown up in the two games
thus far played. Tbere are neav
ier hitters than those mentioned but
for all-round good ball playing the men
picked here are first thus far. It's only
a guess, but we shall see what we shall
see as tne season goes on
Will Urge Employers to Grant a Fall Day Off
on All Legal Holidays.
About 100 of the clerks in the va
rious stores and establishments about
town are planning organization with
the special aim of securing a full holi
day, free from duty, on Washington's
birthday, Memorial day, Julv 4tb,
Labor day. Thanksgiving and Christ
mas. The agitation has come up at
this moment in rather emphatic fash
ion because Memorial day, a legal hol
iday comes on Saturday, a day when
nearly or quite all the storekeepers feel
that tbey must keep open for business.
Tbe clerks held a meeting Monday
evening and discussed tbe situation.
They decided not to ask for special
privileges for tomorrow, but will com
bine in urging their employers to give
them a full day off on the rest of the
legal holidays this year. Most of the
merchants have already planned to keep
open later than usual tonight and close
for a part of tne day tomorrow.
The real issue, between the clerks
and those who employ them, will come
on the question of closing all day on
Saturday, July i. The clerks will try
to gain the point and the merchants
may be expected to protest. The clerks
will also ask that w hen holidays come
on Sundays the merchants give them a
holiday on the Monday following.
Those in tne leadership in this move
ment say that no thought of forming a
union, or going on strike, exists, the
only object desired being an amicable
understanding as to tbe full privi
leges of holidays.
At the meeting Monday evening the
following committee was chosen to ad
vance the project: Warren Miller,
chairman, Charles Niles, George Well
man, Miss Meta Stolte, Miss Ethel
Knight, Miss Edith Cray.
Men familiar with tbe market say
tbe prices of horses are very high. Ten
or a dozen years ago horses were a glut
on tbe market, and prices were ex
tremely low, but now they are from 50
to 100 per cent, higher, and a man who
buys a good horse has to pay well for it.
The prospect for the hay crop con
tinues to grow worse; on high lands
and sandy soil the grass is turning
brown, and on low, favored lands alone
is there promise of even an average
yield. Many estimate the yield to be
less than one-half the average. Pas
tures are suffering equally with grass
There has been an average bloom
of apples, and the fruit is setting well.
If tbe drought continues it will cause
damage to young fruit Tbe dry weath
er will cut down the strawberry crop
to a great extent, and it is thought that
the last frosts have injured blackber
ries and raspberries, which heretofore
were in excellent shape.
Production of "Tbe Friendly Enemy."
Brattleboro may well be proud of
the local talent shown in the cast of
"The Friendly Enemy," as presented
at tbe Auditorium Tuesday evening
for the benefit of the Home for the
Aged and Disabled. The parts were
all well taken and the entire perform
ance smooth and pleasing. Much
credit for tbe excellence attained is
undoubtedly due to the tiaining of
Messrs. Strock and Evans, formerly of
the Bennett-Moulton company who
presented the play and who took lead
ing parts with marked ability. The
cast was the same as announced last
week, with the exception of Mr.
Strock, instead of P. L. Shea, in the
role of Pat Hogan. Miss JJaisy Wells
played the part of the wronged Inez
with fire and spirit -and received two
floral tributes and a curtain call. E.
J. Waterman and Miss Helen Keyes,
in the light comedy characters. Lord
Clarence Leighton and Alice Stanley,
were delightfully natural and amus
ing and favorites with the audience.
Alson Dugan and Miss Elizabeth Mar
shall as Lord Ralph and Lady Maida,
filled with dignity and grace the dif
ficult positions of a married pail
whose lives are divided, and the mi
nor roles were equally well taken. No
awkwardness was anywhere apparent.
The scenery and costumes were ap
propriate and harmonious and the
whole effect sntisfving. The battle
scene in Act 3 in which la I appear
ed was especially fine. Between the
four acts some "excellent specialties
were given by the following local ar
tists: Carl Leitsinger, cornet solos
and baton swinging; Miss Maysie
Galvin, violin solos; Miss Eva San
ders, song; Richard L. Howe, song,
and Hobart, Miner and Chandler, ac
robatic feats. The attendance was
large and appreciative.
Engine No. 310, . the regular
switcher, returned to duty at the local
yard Monday after two months in the
repair shop at St. Albans.
F. W. Putnam has been In Boston thla week.
Herbert Johnson went to Lakuport Monday.
County Clerk Morrilleld visited Newfane jail
!. C. Fltu has been In Boston this week on
Col. J. Gray Kstey has been ill Owasio, Mich.,
this week.
A. W. Chillis of Manchester lias been In town
this week.
Michael Hopkins is the new Westoru Union
messenger boy.
Mia. Frank O. Wells returned to New Bed
ford yesterday.
Finest I.yuian nf Keone lias taken a position
at Hall's restaurant.
Hide Judge Worden of Halifax was in town on
business Wednesditv.
F. L. Hunt and S. A. Smith aro in New York
this week on business.
Mrs. 1). A . Young and daughter Maudo go to
Seattle, Wash., June 20.
H. L Toomey, porter at the Brooks House,
spent Sunday in Boston.
Fred Barber of Oraneo, Mass., spejit Sunday
In town, visiting friends.
Howard C. Rice lias entered the employ of the
Vermont Loan & Trust Co.
Miss S. K. Oriswold has taken rooms with Mrs.
Henry Joy on Canal street.
Mr. and Mrs. C. 8. Stockwell have been visit
ing In Boston the past week.
E. Apfelbaum of the Odd Fellows Home, Lud
low, U visiting friends in town.
Harrv Kellogir of Greenfield was In town
yesterday on bis way to Windsor.
James Hagg of Wesleyan waa at home Sunday
to spend the day with his parents.
Mrs. Wallace Ncwconib of F'itchburg, Mass.,
was in town Monday and Tuesday.
1,. F. Adams went to Cleveland, O., Wednes
day afternoon on a short business trip.
Mr. and Mrs. W. K. Haskell and Mr. and Mrs.
F. I.Swift spent Sunday at Wilmington.
Miss Flora Smith of Millers Falls, Mass., Is
the guest of her mother, Mrs. Mary Smith.
Myron Taylor and wife of Mancheste are re
newing old acquaintances in town this week.
Mrs. J. M. Burke and child left Tuesday to
spend some time with friends at Essex Junction.
Mrs. C. 1. Prescott, who has been visiting
Mrs. Gerry C. Messer, has returned to Haver
bill, Mass.
Mrs. F. W. Child returned from Chester Sat
urday, where she had been visiting Mrs. P. A.
Miss Johanna Sullivan returns Monday from
Montague, Mass., where she has been for surgi
cal treatment.
United States Marshal Keed of Washington
has been in town this week, the guest of Gen.
George H. Bond.
Mrs. Thomas Folev and children left yester
day for several weeks' visit with her parents In
Claremont, X. H. .
Judges J. M. Tyler and Hoyt H. Wheeler re
turned yesterday front the supreme court sit
ting at Montpelicr.
George H. Danvew and daughter, Ruth, vis
ited in Uussell, Mass., a few days the first of the
week with his sister.
Georire IVArcv of Boston, one of the nartners
of the Brattleboro everall company, Is spending
several days in town.
Mrs. H. F. Brook, who has spent the past
three weeks with her sister in Springfield,
Mass., has returned borne.
Mrs. A. W. Chtlds, who has been visiting Mrs.
F. W. Keed for several days, returned to Man
chester, N. H.. Wednesday.
Buel M. Robb of Green River has taken a po
sition bookkeeper at the Thousand Islands
House at Alexandria nay, .
Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Huntley went to Fast Co.
rinth oil .Monday to attend the funeral of Mrs.
Huntley's mother held Tuesday.
Edward Benson, who has teen In the employ
or iiowe, tne pnotograpner, nas jeittotaKea
position in a Northampton studio.
Iianiel Cavanaugh of Meriden, Conn., was
called home this week by the critical illness of
his sister, Miss Elizabeth Cavanaugh.
Miss M.ude Carlton has been spendingsever
al weeks with the family of Kev. T. W. Illmau,
Wakelicld, Mass., returning last night.
Mr. and Mrs. C. Frederick Child and daugh
ter of Boston and Mis Madeline Newell of C hi
cago were guests of Walter H. Childs Sunday.
Mrs. George Bascom of Ticonderoga, N. Y.,
ami her father, Ix'inuel Whitney of New Haven
are guest of Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Boyden.
Mls Maliel Baker returned Sunday to her
home in Moores, X. Y., after working two years
at the Hooker. Corser & Mitchell overall works.
Miss Maude Young is employed at tiie Ver
mont National bank this week, substituting for
Miss Florence Clark, who is enjoying a vaca
tion. Edward Phelps dislocated his right ellmw last
wee at tne r.iey organ worK iy acciuencauy
falling while carrying his work from one room
to another.
Fred C. Leitsineer, leader of the First Regi
ment band, has Iteen in Deep River, Mass., this
week in response to a message saying hid father
is seriously ill.
Mr. C B. Lauison Invites the Woman's Relief
corps to a lawn party at her home, No. 32 Wash
ington street, Wednesday afteinoou next in
honor of a member leaving town.
Mr. ami Mrs, Larrow and daughter, who have
been spending the week in town, returned yester
day to their home in Fi-rrisburg, accompanied
by' their two grandchildren, Frank and Edward
Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Putnam and three chil
dren will leave here alwut June 10 for Califor
nia, where llley will spend several months visit
ing Mrs. Putnam's old home, Los Angeles, and
other Pacific Coast points.
Cards have been received here this week an- j
nouneing the marriage of Miss Margaret Chal
mers Holbrook. daughter of Judire win. C. Hoi-
brook of New York, and John Kirkland Clark of
Boston. The ceremony Is to take place at the
bride's home June IS.
Albert M. Fuller, son of George W. Fuller, en
gineer of the Estey Organ Co.. who is in busi
ness in Minnesota, writes to his parents of a
record tweaking shipment of flour luade from
Minneapolis mill on Mav 11th. the total con
signment tieing 124,445 barrels put aboard the
cars that day.
A dancing party was given at Grange hall last
evening from 8 till 12o'clock by Marshall Noves,
John Itrasor, Harry Greene and Frank Eckles
for a large (tarty of friend. The young people
had a merrv time. About 40 couples were pres
ent and Mis. Henry Cm-by chaperoned the
party. Music was furnished by Miss Lulu Cressy
and Alson Imgan.
Mrs. Angelica B. Shea, mother of Mrs. Charles
E. GliiliU-n of Putney, was to have celebrated
her Tilth birthday by a very delightful party at
the Brooks Houe, last Saturday evening, but
by an ill luck Mrs. Glidden met with a fall in
one of the hotel hallways a short time lief ore
the party was to have lieen given, and broke her
arm. So the evening's pleasure was postponed.
nlaver In rhi
irst Kcgiment nand and a member of the or-
, lias re-
Ceylon and India Natural Creen Tea gotten up Jn the inter
of Japan tea drinkers is already p aying havoc with the sa!e
Japan ? Well, it is simply "Pure" against "Impure" and I
regulation consequences. Sold only in sealed lead packets
as the famous "SALAD A" Black tea. 6oc and 70c per lb, T
all grocers. Try a ten-cent sample packet.
City Market
Meats and Produce.
You are sure to find the best on the mar
ket. Get one of our
they will save you money.
We have some of the finest Spring Lamb
and Spring Broiling Chickens this week
that grow. Fresh fancy Strawberries
every day.
We are still selling 25 pounds of Corned Beef for $1.00
and 20 pound kegs of Tripe for 75 cents.
"Oh, Be Jolly"
WANTED One dealer in every licensed city
and town in Vermont to sell exclusively P. B. Ale
and Bunker Hill Lager, and to such dealer I will
give sole agency for his location. Apply per
sonally or by mail.
These products are the best that can be made for the money.
Made of the best material, by the best men of long experience
that can be found. ' We will serve you honestly and fairly,
and it will pay you to keen our poods on draught at yosi
ptace, oecause me puoiic Knows they are the best
made, and asks for them.
CACTIOX TO DEALERS All persons are warned
against selling spurious ale as P. B. Ale. Prompt meas
ures will be taken, as heretofore to preveut such -substitution.
Harry Rowe, third troiulone
Irst tu-etuient band aim
iranizallon sinre us dtart, -jti yers ac-n,
sicnid. He is 66 years of ape. and feels that the
time has come when he may keep step to the
music of some other fellow. Mr. Howe has been
a hand player for 47 years, having served in the
civil war in the band of the Fifth Vermont reg
iment. Once his instrument was shattered by a
shell, and he knows how it feels to bear 'em
buzz through tbe view.
About a dozen friends of Mrs. F. F. H.Stev
ens discovered that Tuesday was herHMIi birth
day and they gave her a delightful surprise par
ty at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George F.
Barlier. No. 36 High street. Other culler.
dropped in to extend congratulations and good
wisnes i
ana an naa a very nanov time. Mn
Stevens was tbe recipient of a goodly numlier
or presents, inciuuea among tnem being the gift
of a gold piece from her great granddaughter,
which of course is highly prized.
George O. Abbott, of the Elliot street market
returned yesterday afternoon from a three
weeks' trip north in search of health. He comes
backhmwnas a In-rrv and feeline line as a fld.
die. Monday he stopped off at Meredith, N. H.,
ano mac anernoon ne inougnt ne would drop a
line into Lake Winnipesaukee just for fun. He
Sit it. The eight trout which he caught weighed
pounds just out of the water; the smallest
scaled at two and the largest at 7 pounds. He
thought he bad a runawar horse on the string
when the big fellow hit his hook. He sent him
ahead by express and the llsb was on view to
admiring crowds at tbe market Wednesday
After the protracted drought yes
terday morning's brief thunder shower
seemed almost a phenomena. Every
body smiled and watched the big drops
fall. The farmers prayed for more but
got left, as has been their luck of late.
Still, now that one real leak from t.h
skies has come they feel a bit encour
aged. Seeking its nest, a robin became
entangled in a bit of twine in a tree
near the Esteyville school Tuesday.
and struggled vainly for release. In its
wild efforts the flesh of one of its legs
was torn to shreds and its pitiful cries
attracted the attention of some school
children nearby. Word was sent to
Mrs. Powers, agent of the Humane so
ciety. The bird was released, almost
dead from fright and the cruel noose
which held it, and Mrs. Powers chloro
formed it to end its misery.
We will continue to sell
Twenty Ounces, (20)
Until June d.th. Alsn fnr
same time we will offer
Good Dairy Butter
(One pound prints, )
18 cents a pound, Cash.
Best Florida Pines for canning.
Commissioners' Notice
present their ci in. id """rs to
allowance mU" fornujation and
mL. St.,,t,eboro. Vt- lab day f
Horse Feed!
Owing to the bad condi
tion of corn this season we
recommend horse owners to
feed the H. O. Co., horse
feed; cheaper than oats and
better thaa corn.
We have the celebratec
Flat Tooth Weeders, also the
A shaped Weeder w'th rotm'
teeth. Call and look over off
stock before purchasing elsf
Fresh Bread and Roll
Twice a Day.
We alun Mm fnll lln nf fk0S.
Cookies, Cream Puffs,
Ladyflnsers, Macaroons, E
The celebrated Karragansett Bay OyJjH
r wif at our store and cameo m "
Churches and fraternal societies P""
peciaj attention for their suppers.
A few egg crates and lard barrels f of

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