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CM .00 If Not Paid in Advance. "Let all the ends thou aimcst at be thy Country's, thy Gods and Truth's. Price Five Cents Per Copy. IvoTumu XXVIII. UllATTLEBORO, VERMONT, FRIDAY, JUNE 5, 1903. NUMBER 23 IfANTEE, FOR SALE, TO RENT, Etc. TAN'IKP-A girl fr general work. UltiHm 11". t ' " Broad to lrTvrKM-Ai oih'p, one table girl and girl lV ,.t work in kitchen. IV one mil experi- I " , "...1 am.lv. AMKIUCAN HUCSE. nrattie- IT i,!ni.'c "hall want three compositors for ltlI"f',H,, ..,.. 1.,l In at once. Address Ilrattleboro, V t. IW j,, ,5 h,.ii;, (ireeulleld, Jtlass. Wages, iKoist:. ivTKD-A tuble girl and also a Hostler till Hit H:tU rAiiti any. in . cnsvn itaNTKP Bright, active, young man, lie H in"'" the of I8 and 22 to drive bak , i.. New York. Must lie honest, so 2r" imlintrifiis and single. Apply by letter in Jii!ini -r, 'JW Ki'ghth Avenue, Sew York. iM If I tfrANTr.li riv a sinau ranuiy, six or seven I pnnt-nllice Box (i. Town. I 'aVTF.I1 .Mltive Milliner or iogi I delivered at our mill, or will buy stand' ; all kinds. 1-tf AXTK1' ini-tlmlH-r. T lie S. A. smith up, srrANTKli A young man is or mi years or H airi to wora in uoiei, store auu post lit Hunt be reliable and ambitious. F. f. WANTED. it "Hillcrest", Marlboro, Vt., a I competent and willing girl for table, ciiauiner and general housework. Qood wages for good help. F. W. CHILDS. YOUNG MAN WANTED. Brirhtvnung man wanted as local reporter on the Krfonuer. Call or address, Reformer OrncE. Hrattlehoro. Vt. PRINTER WANTED ! wanuse a cood all round printer. Munt be able to set advs in good nhape, make up and feed a two revolution press. Wanted about Juiielo. Apply to , IIILERY & CO.. BRATTLEBORO. VT. WANTED AT ONCE Brk'tit vountr woman stenographer. M list be good penman and good at figures, accurate and reliable. Apply to WINDHAM COUNTY REFORMER. BRATTLEBORO, VT. , E3fflg8S JJ VSMake Cooking Easv EMERSQN Se SOW, BRATTLEBOROVT FLOWERS FOR OUR HEROES BRIGHT SKIES FOE MEMORIAL DAT AND CROWDS OH THE STREETS. OST! An Knc ish Setter Dnir. llvht lirnwn ami white. White collar marked K. BKAHLEY. jirumenoro. , s. a suitame rewaru win ni. iriv. en by returning same to G. A. COLLINS, BRADLEY STABLE. STRAYED OR STOLEN. From mv nurture In fluilfnrri a Hat-It mart. ? years old, with white star on forehead, weight about 1,11X1. Suitable reward will be given Tor information concerning same. M F. L. WELLMAN. Guilford Center, June 4, l'.KU. FOR HALE. 10K SALE New milch cow. J son, Newfane, Vt. Frkd Johx- T10R PALE Hav. Caul Ki'Kn,Kast Duminerston first and second quality. ti FOR SALE Two new houses with eight rooms each. C. W. Ward, 12 Vleaaant St., Brattlelioro, Vt. FUR SALE Second-hand doors, windows, window blinds, and two large water tanks. Ii)iiite 0. M. Law ton, Linden St., Brattleboro. 10K SALE Express wagon, sleigh and har ' nose. Apply at Reformer Ortico. FOR RENT. New, modern, 7-room cottage on Eonnyvale Road, 15 minutes from trolley car terminus at West Brattleboro. Every convenience, splendid surroundings (use of good barn free) just the place for a family man with a good horse. C, A. MINER. Bonnyvale Farm, West Brattleboro. AUCTION Having moved to another place, I will sell at Public Auction, MY FARM IN WEST BRATTLEBORO, ON THURSDAY, JUNE Nth, AT 1 O'CLOCK P. M. Said Farm conn is t of '2ft .acres mowing, bal ance pasture, wood and thutwr. An ideal sum iner place, being near Ames' Hill. Also one Htiggy. one Kxprenn Wagon, one Truck, one l-Jmrne Traverse, one 2-horse Traverse, 60 or 70 Sap Hueketa, Gathering Tub, -l'ans, one good Work Horse, 1100 Hw., a few cords stove wood iind one or two fcleinhs. Harrow. Cultivator. now, etc., etc. Telephone 4-0.. H. C. HOWARD. PI'TN'EY, VT. 13 SAMPLE HAMMOCKS AT WHOLESALE PRICES. AT CLAPP & JONES'. JVIR SALE 20110 chestnut ; Shaw, Hinsdale, N. H. posts. M. H. FOR SALE A good second piano in perfect condition. m, Rrattleuorn, Vt. hand upright Auuress box Locomobile for Sale. I whioh is in perfect running condition. This waun has all the latent improvements. The van lie purcnaseu at a very reasonuuie ?. Inquire of .1 uu rriDD Linden St.. Brattleboro. TO KENT. TO RKXT Several good tenements and rooms centrally located. Inquire of E. H. LA- HMonror Mrs.K.D. Cutlkr. TO KENT Second ttoor Whetstone Block. Tin is just the place for some one to make liiuney taking roomers. There never has been well a demand for furnished rooms as now. Bent reasonable. S. W. Kdoett A Co. pASTl KES to rent In Guilford and Dunimer- sum. also cattle and horses taken bv the week. For particulars apply early to J. Henbv Pbatt, Brattleboro, Vt. Flor de Castillo The leading ten-cent cigar sold in Brattleboro. If you have not tried this brand of cigars, you are invited to come in and try one. They are the best thing sold at the price. All local dealers sell them. Manufactured and sold at both wholesale and retail by Leonard & Roess Brattleboro NOTICE I The Taxpayers of the Town of Dummcrstan are hereby notified that there has lieen placed in my bauds a Tax Bill for the year l'.OT for col lection, an provided by Sections 4S0 and 484 of revised laws of Vermont and amendments there to. There will be allowed 4 per cent, discount on all taxes paid into the treasury on or liefore September 1st, 1903. AI1X F. MILLER, Treasurer. Duminerston, June 1st, 1903. Those who despise riches may avoid Insurance (and Annuity ns an invest ment, because Insurance (and Annuity) is asiire thing. Insurance (and Annuity) is about the only thing we know of where it Is impossible to lose all you put in. Nat'l Life Ins. Co. of Vt. (Mutual.) ORGANIZED 1860. H. E. TAYLOR A SON, Cen. Agts. Crosbv Block, Brattlkboro, Vt The Reformer. $1.50 Yearly My Store will be closed at noon Saturdays during June, July, August and September. DeWEESE P. DeWITT, Wholesale Crocer. Hard and Soft Wood for Sale. I have a large quantity of hard and soft wood which I offer for gale at rea sonable prices. It is all prepared for the stove in one foot lengths. First come first served. H. C. CLARK, Brattleboro. Auditorium Filled at the Public Servicei-Ad mirable Addren by Jame. Fiix Hooker- Splendid Tribute to the Nation'. Dead Pray er at the Monument, Bloiiomi on the Grave., Everything helped to make Memorial Day a memorable day. The refreshing rain of Friday night made everything more beautiful, sweeter, fresher, brighter. The grass and trees took on a new green, birds sung, the sun shone, there was breeze enough to spread the flags. Ideal, indeed! Everybody was interested and the sidewalks were lined. At 1:30 o'clock Co. I., V. N. G. marched from headquarters to escort the old veterans of Sedgwick post to flip Auditorium, where the nublic ex ercises were held at 2 o'clock. The in- snirinir music set the crowd to keep ing step, and when the program opened at the theatre every seat was filled and there was hardly standing room. The members of the post and of the Relief corps had reserved seats, and the boxes were filled with young lads and misees for whom the afternoon's exercises had a new but impressive meaning. It was their first page in the book of Patriotism. The stage was beautifully filled with bright blossoms, the rail was a bower of white buds, the stars and stripes were draped here and there. Col. II. E. Taylor presided and on the stage were seated the orator of the day, James Fisk Hooker, Esq., Col. C. A. Miles, chief marshal, General George H. Bond, Rev. E. Q. S. Osgood, pas tor of the Unitarian church, ex-Governor Frederick Holbrook and bis son, Judge Wm. C. Holbrook of New York, Kev. H. K. Miles, pastor of tne uon- gregational church. Rev. E. T. Mathi son. rector of St: Michael's Episcopal church, Rev. Keneston, pastor of West Brattleboro Congregational church, Commander C. F. R. Jenneof the Sons of Veterans, Principal H. K. Whitaker of the High school, Frank B. Putnam, Rev. R. K. Marvin, pastor of the Uni versalist church, R. E. Gordon, Luke Ferriter, Judge William S. Newton, E. H. Putnam and others. The services opened with music by the band. Praver was then offered by Rev. H. R. Miles, who thanked God that the foundations of our country were laid in liberty and truth. The Gettys burg address of President Abraham Lincoln was read b'y Adj. E. H. Put nam, followed by a song, very well ren dered, by Frank Brasor. The address of the day wa9 then given by Mr. Hooker. Col. Taylor, the chairman, introducing the speaker, paid a touch ing tribute to the memory of the late Col. Hooker, "the presence we miss so much today. " In opening Mr. Hooker spoke to the Grand Army of th Republic as a Son of a Veteran, and greeted the gallant soldiers who were-with his father at the front. "But it is on this day of days that our thoughts instinctively turn to those heroic men who went forth not to return." When the news came that Sumter had been fired on and that secession was rampant in the land, the North and West did not hesitate, but leaped forth to uphold the Hag. They believed their whole country to be one nation, and they could not live and see it torn into a miserable fabric of hostile and rival states. They turned back the bloody and malignant tido of human slavery. On this day of heroic memories, when the spirit of our national victories fills with honest pride each patriot's heart, we cannot fail to remember those by gone days. "It is a small offering that the gov ernment brings to-day and casts upon the mounds all over this broad land, un derneath which lie the remains of her dead defenders, who were the strength of her homes, the pride of her sovereignty, and the immortal witne, s at once of her enduring greatness and of the deathless liberty for which they fought. And the flowers which we strew on their graves shourd remind us that the soil wet with the blood of patriots is that in which the sons of patriot sires are yet to fruitify. " Mr. Hooker traced the central thought of liberty from its earliest in ception in the German woods, hun dreds of years before Christ, in the overthrow of the Roman empire, in its rest and security in Switzerland, in the meeting of the Latin and Saxon races in Britain's fog enveloped islands, down to its culmination in the signing of the declaration of independence at Philadelphia, and the foundation of a new government. A government found ed upon the natural equality of all men. He showed how far the thought of in dependence was educational in that up to that time there was no French re public, there was no constitutional government in Italy, the franchise had not been extended in England, there was no Mexican republic, and slavery existed in Brazil. The internal con flict which grew to a close at Appomat tox in 18U5 was not less important, not less far reaching, not less impressive. In every town and bamlet lies the dust of our heroic dead, but around about us on every side are the undying evi dences that their sacrifice was not in vain. "This land is made a temple of liberty, slavery has been banished for ever, but we can never safely relax the vigilance that those brave men inaug urated on the banks of the Potomac and Mississippi until the ideas for which they died have become endur ingly fixed and embodied in the en lightened forms of individual and na tional life. " Mr. Hooker did not forget the boys of '08, who went forward to give the starving poor of Cuba food. He spoke of the freeing of the Filipinos, prac tically Spanish slaves, and said this government was giving them by de grees, as tbey are enabled to under stand it, education and a happy future. "Ouite recently that brave Vermont er, Col. Liscom, of the 9th regulars, battering on the doors of Tien Tsin, gave another Vermonter, Titus, of Ben nington, an opportunity to plant on the walls of Pekin that grand old flag which ever speaks in the language of Patrick Henry, 'Give me Liberty or give me Death.' " Closing the speaker quoted from Longfellow : "Not in vain the distance beckons Forward, forward, let us range, Let the great world spin forever Down the ringing grooves of change Till the war drums beat no longer, And the battle flags are furled, In the parliament of men The peace of all the world." song by Mr. urasor and , -uy NARROW GAUGE FIGHT ON. ROAD BRINGS BILL IK CHANCEBY AF PLYING FOB A RECEIVERSHIP- Caie Will Come Before Judge Watson of the Supreme Court on Saturday Week-Grois Mismanagement and Neglect Alleged in the Complaint-Much Interest in the Cue. Evidently the days of the hazardous "Narrow Gauge" railroad, under its present management, are waning. A determined and united effort will be made a week from tomorrow to take the road out of the control of the Ver mont Central, break the 99-year lease now in force, put the property in the hands of a receiver and re-establish and reorganize the whole thing on a businesslike and profitable basis. This is good news indeed for everybody up and down the valley. Let us hope that the efforts of the petitioners may be rewarded. The official statement of the com pany's position in the matter is given as follows: The Brattleboro A- Whitehall R. R. Co. have brought a bill in chancery against the New Lon don Northern B. B. Co. and the Central Ver mont Railway Co., praying to have the lease of the Narrow Gauge road abrogated and a receiv er appointed to take immediate possession of the road and operate It. The hill sets forth, as breaches of thelease, the failure of the Central Vermont to properly ope rate the road; stating that the road-beu is in extremely bad condition, and unsafe for travel. BIO FIBEAT JACKSONVILLE. Country, 'Tis of Thee" by the au dience ended the exercises. Afterward the procession formed in front of the town house, the band, the escort, the veterans, and the march was taken to the soldier's monument at the Common, where prayer was of fered by Rev. Mr. Osgood. Then came the return tnarcb down the street to Prospect Hill cemetery, where the graves of the soldiers dead were deco rated. Members of the Relief corps went ahead in a special car, loaded with baskets of flowers, and the march ing veterans carried small baskets of blossoms. At the cemetery Rev. F. W. Lewis offered prayer, and the graves were lavishly decorated, detachments going to both the Catholic and Morn insside cemeteries. This concluded, assembly and taps were sounded. Rev. K. K. Marvin closed the exercises witn benediction. rate the road ; statini the locomotives and cars are worn, old, out of repair, and unlit for service, and the business on the line is sulferinggreat injury in consequence. It is charged that the Central Vermont man agement has been repeatedly urged to put things in shape, but has wholly neglected to do so. The case Is returnable at the September term of court. The prayer for a receivership is to be neara neiore judge naison oi ine supreme court at Montpelier. June 1:1th. Counsel for the Brattleboro & Whitehall R. R. Co. Waterman & Marti.x, Clahkk C. Fitts. The "Narrow Gauge, " completed in Ins i. has been a flat failure from the very start. It has never paid a divi dend out of its own earnings, although three dividends of one per cent have been declared during the past 25 years, by scraping around and robbing Peter to pay .Paul. The story of the road's public ca reer and public service (save the mark!) would fill a public library. Today it is the most uncertain, the flimsiest, most dangerous piece of pub- Deetroyt Plant of North Biver Mfg. Co. and Other Buildings-Lou $10,000. The worst fire Jacksonville has ever experienced started at 12 :30 Tuesday in the boiler room of the North River Mfg. Co. 's mill, owned and run by Freeman Hager and almost instantly the whole mill was a sheet of flame. Fire was soon communicated to the fine residence of A. C. Stetson, and then to the barns of Mr. Stetson and E. P. Reed. The united efforts of assem bled fire fighters stopped the flames at E. P. Reed's bouse, though the house and store of W. A. Wilcox & Co. were on fire several times, as well as those of Moses Bennett, W. A. Brown's "billy" house and many others in the south partof the village. The fire worked its way north to thn residence of D. B. Collins which isoccupied by Will Bird, ' where heroic efforts failed to save the fine Knights of Honor hall and this structure was soon on fire. The dis tance to the grist mill made it pos sible to save this. During this time the residence of E. J. Roberts, D. M. Canedy's hotel, Waste's store block, J. O. Corse's and II. G. Porter's resi dences were constantly wet down, the heat being so intense that it was diffi cult to keep on the buildinga Help was summoned by telephone from Wilmington, Readsboro, and sur rounding towns and the response was general, nearly every person from those sections coming with pails to help. The Wilmington fire company were on the scene in one hour and 20 minutes and did excellent work. C. C. Coleman, 11. I E. Stetson and Clarence Grousbeck were badly hurt while fighting the .fire. Much gratitude is felt for the out of town help given, without which the whole village would have been fire swept. The property destroyed was valued at about $10,000, including the North River Mfg. Co.'s buildings, $4,000; A. C. Stetson's house and barn, $2,000; D. B. Collins' house and barn, $1,000; Knights of Honor hall, $1,000; E. P. Reed's barn, $500 and lumber worth $1,000. The mill where the fire is sup posed to have started was used for the manufacture of doors, sash, boxes, etc., and contained a large quantity of dry material. All the buildings burned were on one side of the road. Burn ing cinders fell on buildings across the road, many of which took fire, but . lie conveyance imaginable. In fact tney were closely watched. The lum A CUSTOM WADE SILK LINED SUIT FOR The man of to-day is the one who 'thinks and keeps up with the times. Think of an All Silk Lined Suit at $16.50. Where is competition? We have none With the best goods, lowest prices and up-to-date methods, the ordinary tailor cannot compete with us. Here is our latest fad, that is to have our patrons on the level with men of mil lions and wear all pure Silk Lined Clothes, and $1.50 is all the extra we ask you for it. We are furnishing this lining below cost in order to still further distance competition. ' This puts our suits with our high class workman ship in a class by itself. When a man once has his suit silk lined he will never have anything else. The high price for all that is nice in dothing is by this removed. Which will you have? . It's up to you now. LAFLECHE BROS., Brattleboro. The best dressers in town are wearing our $12.50 Summer Suit. At the High School. The annual Memorinl Day exercises at the High school, held Friday after noon, were verv attractive and impres sive to the scholars. There was a large attendance. The room was beautiful in its decoration of wild flowers, pot ted plants and bunting, the work of the pupils. The exercises consisted of patriotic music and short speeches, the chief address being given by Rev. L. M. Keneston of the West Brattleboro Con gregational church. Col. H. E. Taylor also spoke in behalf of the veterans. About 20 members of Sedgwick post, G. A. R. , were present, and several la dies from the Relief Corps. Among the pupils who took part in the program were: Margaret Barber, Ruth Mc Kenney, Elwin Whitney, Ruth Brown, Lucia Gleason, Inez Hollender, Homer Ellis, Ruby Bartlett and Ruth Rogers. SAD DROWNING ACCIDENT, James Moore 19, of Cambridgeport, Faints While Fishing and is Drowned. James Moore, age 19 years, and son of Mr. and Mrs. William Moore of Cambridgeport, was drowned Satur day afternoon while fishing in the lit tle brook on 8. J. Weaver's meadow in that town. He was subject to faint ing spells and was attacked by one of them and fell face downward in the stream. The water was only about 12 inches deep. He was aocompanied by his brother, Clifton Moore, a lad of only five years of age, who as soon as bis brother fell ran to bis home for help, but as it was some distance to the house, James was dead before help could reach him. The funeral was held at his late home Sunday after noon, Rev. F. D. Goodrich officiating. Burial was in the village cemetery. William Moore, the young man's fath er, movid to the Blodgett farm in Cambridgeport from New York last April. The family consists of Mr. and Mrs. Moore, a daughter, Mrs.- Robert Lockesley of Grafton, and several sons and daughters who live at home. Much sympathy is felt for them. LEGISLATIVE SWINDLES FINED. there is nothing so poorly tacked to getber anywhere around. How it holds together is a daily mystery. never-ending wonder; what holds it together is rieyond the guess of any engineer, unless it be the simple force of attraction. How many thousand good, sound ties, and bow many tons of new bolts it would take to put the 38 miles in safe condition is one of the prize conundrums of the day and still unsolved. Folks won't ride on it, won't trust their lives to its tender mercies that is, sensible people, those' in the know. One of the most prominent men in town said yesterday; "I wouldn't ride on those ears for money ! I wouldn't dare to! The whole business ought to have been condemned by the state railroad commissioners long ago. There is danger in every inch of it. I drive to Townshend rather than risk a ride on those wobbly rails." No need here, in this brief sketch, to try to tell how inadequate the train service has been. Passengers have been held up hours at a time; trees have been felled to feed the engine; snow scooped into the tanks, which leak like watering carts. And not a cow in sight to milk.' Now and then a tip-over in a snow bank, but everything crawl ing so slow that it was only a joke. olks have been killed, of course, as they are on any railroad, but nobody has been run down, nor has anybody ever been accused of failing to "catch" a train on this road. The meanest thing a passenger could do was to drag his feet, for that brought a halt, and stops were avoided if possible because of the uncertainty of the start. The time-table reads like a cook book. It would take half a page to express in dashes long and short the opinions of the men along the line who have been trying these years to build up and increase their business, and who to do this have been forced to depend upon the freight facilities of the "Nar row Gauge. " Tons of granite held up here and there, thousands of dollars lost through inability to fill orders; the lumber men at the end of the line have suffered even more. They will hail with delight this fine plan now in augurated to snap the tie that binds, about the only one in the road's con struction that now holds. They hope for the best, so does everybody else. BICE SCABED THE H0BSE. ber burned was owned by Freeman Ha ger and was not insured. The Knights of Honor hall was insured for $500, Mr. Stetson's building for $1,600, and Mr. Reed's barn for $210. WAS IT SMALLPOX! Earl M. Shannon Must Fay $200 for His "Album" Banco at Montpelier. A hearing was held iu United States court at Windsor lat week in the case of United States vs. Charles E. George, alias Earl M. Shannon, alias Charles M. Shannon, charged with fraudulent use of the mails in getting orders last fall from Vermont legislators for a leg islative album. The case was given to the jury Thursday noon and a verdict of guilty was brought in during the afternoon. Ttie respondent was fined $200, to be puid before June 10. Court then adjourned until that date at Brat tleboro. J. C. Enright is bondsman for the respondent. 6. 0. Taylor Whiskies far mck. ;d iavalid net , Bridal Pair Badly Hurt on Departing After the Wedding Ceremony. Of all ill luck it really seems that Mr. and Mrs. Bert L. McDonald of North Hinsdale have their share. But thev are lucky that their bones are whole. Miss Daisy I. Streeter, daughter of Isaiah etreeter, and tsert Li. Mellon aid were wedded at the home of the bride on the Chesterfield road Wednes day afternoon. A jolly party of friends and relatives witnessed the ceremony and all was ioy. Following congratulations the happy pair entered a carriage to drive away. and the regulation shower of rice and old slippers fell. Some of the rice hit the horse, a frisky animal, and before anyone realized the danger the car riage was whisked down the yard. Turning the sharp corner into the highway the vehicle was upset and the occupants were thrown on a ledge. Mrs. McDonald's face was badly cut and her arm was severely wrenched. She was otherwise bruised and much shocked by the fall. Her husband got some bard scratches and his hip was strained. The driver, a brother of the groom, escaped uninjured. The bride and groom were carried to the house and everything was done for their re lief. Dr. Miller of Brattleboro was hastily called and wounds were dressed. Mr. and Mrs. McDonald will try a fresh start in a day or two for their wedding trip, under the auspices of a different horse. If you have anything to sell adver tise it in the Reformer, the best adver tising medium in Southern Vermont. Stricken Girl Eat Three Meals Per Day Quarantine Ha Been Bailed. Dora Houghton, aged 12, of Halifax, the smallpox victim, who spent three hours in town last week Tuesday on a shopping tour among the stores, is re covering, and the quarantine onto Houghton household was raised yes terday by order of Dr. Holton of the state board of health. The selectmen of Halifax wanted the quarantine raised last Monday, but it was deem ed best to wait a couple of days. Smallpox of the present day is not what it used to be, and this case is very peculiar. The girl has been about the house, eating regularly, quite well apparently, yet biding in the bed when she thought the doctors were coming. Meantime the whole of Halifax was in emotion. On Sunday, by request of the select men of Halifax, the services of Dr. Canedy of Shelburne Falls, Mass., a medical examiner of Franklin county, were called in. He made a critical ex amination of the Houghton girl and remarked on leaving that she hadn't a trace of smallpox. His bill will follow. On Monday, Dr. Holton was there to see how the quarantine was observed. He thought it inadvisable to raise it until Thursday. Un Tuesday, about 50 leading citi zens of Halifax sent in a signed peti tion to the selectmen of that town ask ing them when they could go out of doors, and requesting them to appoint two doctors from out of the county and two from within its borders to gather at a stated time, make another thorough examination of the stricken girl, and report publicly, as to wheth er it was or was not smallpox. The selectmen looked the thing over carefully; it was suggested that Dr. Canedy's bill was not yet in, and they concluded that it would be wise to de fer so nothing has been done. Meantime, it really does seem as though Brattleboro might abide in quietude, and welcome summer guests, as usual. By the time this issue is settled they will have returned to their winter quarters. F0BEST FIRES RAGING All Over New England and New York Property Louei Heavy. Forest fires are raging all over north ern New England and New York and nothing but a heavy rain is likely to check them. The losses are already heavy. Over 2000 acres of heavy tim ber land in Danby has been burned over and thousands of acres in Essex county. Addison county has a chain of fires which have communicated' with the great forest preserves of Jo seph Battell, comprising 40.000 acres and the devastation will probably be great. Over 200 men are fighting the worst fire ever known in Washington county, in the town of Worcester. East Elmore, in Lamoille county, is endangered and families are leaving their homes and camping in pastures. Fires are also reported from Windsor county, and the mountains in Orleans county and Canada are ablaze. In the Adirondacks, many summer bouses are threatened and a hotel has been burned. Help has been summoned to Dr. Webb's preserve, Nehasane Park, which is on fire. Forest fires are rag ing all over Maine, two towns have been destroyed, the sun is hidden, cin ders are falling and thousands of dol lars worth of valuable property is be ing destroyed. Xne same conditions prevail in New Hampshire. Any subscriber sending ua a new subscriber will be allowed a credit commission of six months on his owa subscription.