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jo A Year. $2.00 If Not Paid in Advance.
"Let all the ends thou aimest at be thy Country's, thy God's and Truth's."
Price Five Cents Per Copy.
'OLD IK XXVIII.
BRATTLElJOItO, VERMONT, FRIDAY, AUGUST 14, 1903.
NUMBER 33
CENTS, MEETINGS, LECTURES, Etc.
knANOH IIAIjIj,
and SATURDAY, AUGUST 14 md ,15.
KTRO K A EVANS will preaent fu
witn local taienc,
"T'niss"
iBfrond the liockle." Prices: BO and 36
.... . ... Will a at Mlllor'a
'fED, FOR SALE, TO RENT, Etc.
5
rO'TKH An active ynune man to take a
I ' iuiir.lnti'rtwt the Heal Kstate Viuainiias
.L..,a hi'lnsi'U farms ami do all kind ut
I'lki Estate Imsiuesi. F. J. Hailey, HrattlclH.ro,
sutf
hrn-iTioN n A.vrr.i) as nouaeiceener tiv an
J5 (xwrlcnccil woman and jflrl atred 7, heat
Cffrfncfs furnished. Wages S;t a week.
Jb SI. M. R.. 1' Is, ' Amherst, Mass.
-.1-
VriNTEP-Native lnmher or lops; all kinds,
ill deliver,''! at our mill, or will buy stand-
tinnier. I UK . A- kak i-u
FOR NAI.K.
ion SALE Four-tenement house,
$rreet. Inquire at 1ve Hoi-se.
J 1UK SALr- two new nouses wun eipnt
I rnom eacli. C. W. WaiiU, 12 Pleasant St.,
jlttlfbum, Vt.
InuR SALE A pooa seconu - nana upright
lr iiiaun in perfect condition. Address Box
,Brattlclwri, Vt.
rpo REM r urnisnen nouse or nine rooms,
I fruiu Sciit. 'JOth to .lime 1st. 5 minutes
TO RENT,
lENEXIKSf to rent T. Jt'DOB.
32tf
1EXE.MEXT TO RKNT 5 rooms, upstairs,
Sii.OU. Ceias. Laso, Frost Place.
Operatic Concert
MRS. HARRIETT BRASOR PRATT
(Nlme Brazil.)
At the Auditorium, Brattleboro, Vt.,
THURSDAY EVENING, AUGUST 20th, 1903,
AT EIGHT O'CLOCK.
ASSISTED BY
MR. FREDERIC I. DAY, Tenor,
MR. FRANK A. KENNEDY, Violinist,
MISS LULA B. CRESSY, Accompanist.
Tte ?8t Jrt ' the PrKra" will consist of miscellaneous selec
tions by the different artists. For part second, the fourth act of
Verdi s "Aula" will be Riven in costume.with Mrs. Pratt in the role
or 'Amneris" (one of the greatest contralto parts); Mr. Day,
Kadames;" Mr. Frank Brasor, Ramphis," and a chorus of male
voices.
TICKETS, S1.00. 70o SOo.
Advance sale of reserved seats opens Monday Mnrnlnir, Aue. 17, 1!KI3, at eleht
o clock, at the Box (Ifflce, after which the sale will continue at the Brattleboro Hews
store. Parties from out of town wishing to attend the concert will please lend their
orilura fix HI I !.., .
PUTNEY BUSINESS SOLD,
STOWELL MANUFACTURING CO.
PROPERTY BRINGS 19,000.
LOST AKD KOl.ND.
JnorXI) In Halifax, vt., a sum of money.
IV Owner can have same by proving prop-
.riyaDn uujii'K vuuikcb. viiuicb r.. o., care.
Wornier.
HARD AND SOFT WOOD FOR SALE
I have a Inrge quantity of hard and
softwood which 1 offer for sale at rea
sonable prices. It ia all prepared for
lie stove in one foot lengths. First
come first served.
H. C. CLARK. Brattleboro.
Orders received by telephone. No. 81-3.
The unknown combination
.ifcireuinsl-inces demand our Insurance. KeeD
in mind all the time, the definition of the word
insurance, namely. Indemnity. Compensation
Remuneration. Satlbfaetinn. Annuities also
airetheir place in the affairs of men and wont
Ira Nat l Life Ins. Co. of Vt. (Mutual.) ORGAN
IZED 1850
M. E. TAYLOR & SON, Cen. Agts.
Cbosbv Block, Beattlebobo, Vt
IWUKIADLt ifl ALL IIS rTUI".l mtrllo
Firt-clasg "Wine Boom.
Family Liquors Supplied.
jDnr.UDv' TrvTivT
v - mm, nw ' : JbimsV . t-c1-
WEST DUMMERSTOW, VT.
F. G. ROGERS, Prop.
Situated six miles north of Brattleboro, on
IbrfrHtnlVannnn, ilailwaB In nlu.sn,.
est Hart of West River Vallev. and near its
liTfest Industry,
FOR RENT.
New, modern, 7-room cottage
on Bonnyvale Road, 15 minutes
from trolley car terminus at West
Brattleboro.
Every convenience, splendid
sraounaings .use 01 good Darn
V . . . . . - '
neej just tne place tor a lamny
man with a good horse.
C. A. MINER.
lonnyvale Farm, West Brattleboro
SOLD AT COST
A few Blue Flame and
Wick Oil Stoves. Also
a number of Picture
Frames 16x20. All goods
marked down. Now is
the time to buy.
U. WILDER, 40 Elliot Street.
Telephone 52-12.
To the wi ll prepared yonnfr man and woman
M'mes jf,. ,J, opportunities as great as
- iu any prill ession. lue
OLLEGE
UH Sfhru.l ..r L;, i l n.A,nMnhv r1tT
Ui ' I'repar.ition. 24 experienced teachers,
liable lei rures. soo positions secured for
rraduatcs annually. Send at once for cat-
RNELL A HOIT, Albany, N. Y.
ALARM
5 CENT
CICAR
The new and up-to-date
5 cent cigar. It's a win
ce: and no mistake. Come
in and try one with us.
LONG FILLER. UNION MADE.
LD BY ALL HEALKBS.
Kinufacturrd and sold at wholesale
and retail taf
Leonard & Roess
Brattleboro
How Can We Convince You
that your interests will be best served by dealing with
us when you wish to buy a Piano- or an Organ? We
manufacture these goods; selling direct; saving you at
least, one profit which goes to the agents and ' dealers
who buy of the manufacturer. Our instruments are of
the highest grade only; they are economical to buy;
with a warrant as good as a bond. You can buy with
safety and confidence.
To meet all demands, we carry many worthy
pianos from a dozen reliable makers; prices ranging
from $22$ to 450 tor Uprights. Our leaders at $27$,
300 and $0 are away under city prices for same goods ;
they are modern, up-to-date, superb instruments; be
careful not to pay more for an inferior instrument.
WHY NOT EXCHANGE THAT OLD INSTRUMENT ?
A liberal allowance will be made for it, and the balance
may be paid in easy monthly installments if desired. .
If inconvenient to call, write to-day and we will
send a representative to place a value on your instru
ment. It will not be necessary to part with the old
until you have seen and approved the new.
ESTEY ORGAN COMPANY,
Retail Department. Brattleboro, Vt.
History of tho Concern Tha Toy
Trust Did Not Want It Signera of
Its Not Will Hava to Pay It Val
ued at $35,000.
. At the auction Bale Tuesday, the
property of the Stowell Manufacturing;
company of Putney was sold to George
T. Aplln of that place for $19,000. The
plant and stock are valued at $35,000.
The buHinexs is said to have been
bought for a company of local citizens
several years ago, and 20 citizens of
Putney signed a note with the com
pany for $20,000, which was borrowed
at the Vermont National bank In
Brattleboro to keep the factory run
ning. The factory afterwards went
Into the hands of receivers, who bor
rowed additional money to put the
factory In shape to be bought by the
National Novelty corporation. The
factory was rejected by the corpora
tion, and the court ordered It to be
sold at auction. The money received
from the sale is about enough to pay
the Indebtedness created by the re
ceivers so that the signers of the
$20,000 note will have to pay the note.
NEW BOARD WAS ELECTED. "NO FIT PLACE FOR A CAT" SEC'Y WILSON WILL LEAVE.
AT ANNUAL MEETING OF STREET
RAILWAY CO.
SO
SAYS JUDGE NEWTON, ON THE
LOCK-UP'S CONDITION.
HEAD OF LOCAL Y. M. C. A. GOES
TO KALAMAZOO.
Annual Picnio of County Granges.
Windham county granges hold their
second annual basket picnic at Barber
park, Bellows Knlh". Aug.. 19. A ball
game will be placed in the morning
between teams from various granges
and in the afternoon the following
program will be given: Address of
welcome. Grand Master Bell; re
sponse by visiting grangers; address
by Congressman D. J. Foster; solo by
Miss Maud Luke of Saxton's River;
(ddress, Gov. Biichelder of New
Hampshire; , selection by quartet
Hon. Mason 8.' Stone recently home
from the Philippines will also deliver
an address. In the evening a dance
will be held In the pavilion, music
being furnished by the Knights of
Pythias band of Bellows Falls.
Large Attendance and Much Interest
in the Proceedings. Much Election
eering and Transferring of 8tock.
Reformer's Predictions Verified.
Almost every stockholder of the
Brattleboro Street Railway company
was quite astonished last week at the
news given In this paper that all the
directors and officers of the company
would refuse to accept re-election at
the annual meeting of the corporation
to be held the following Monday even'
Ing. There were some expressions of
surprise that such news should he
printed, and one man pronounced the
prediction "a tissue of lies.
However, in the light of subsequent
events, it only remains for the Re
former to say that Its prediction was
fulfilled to the letter. At the annual
meeting of the company, held last
Monday evening, the old board having
given notice that re-election would be
absolutely declined, an entirely new
board was elected. Just as was stated
In these columns a week ago. The
new board of directors is composed of
the following well known men:
C. V. Robbins. Frank L. Hunt,
M. A. Coolidge, H. J. Clark, C. K.
Jones.
Interest In the proceedings of the
meeting had been considerably arout'
His Honor Adds that He Would Build
New One Himself if He Could
One Man Told the Court that He
Almost Died There in 24 Hours.
"Goodness knows, I've scolded
and scolded about the lock-up and
Its location and conditions until I've
He Has Been a Valuable and Faithful
Man in His Duties Here, and His
Friends Are Glad at His Promotion
But Sorry to Have Him Leave.
George C. Wilson, general secretary
of the Brattleboro Y. M. C. A. ha
tendered his resignation to the board
tired of It," said Judge Newton of the of directors, and has accepted a slm-
town court to a Reformer man
Wednesday evening. "I'm sick of
tulklng about It. I won't say another
thing. I told you last night that I
wouldn't put my cat in that place.
Ask Mr. Hall, the policeman. He
knows all about it. So do the select
men. They have heard these com'
plaints. Why, a year or two ago there
was a man confined there who told me
that he almost died in the 24 hours be
tween his arrest, Imprisonment and
trial. I won't say another word
about it. Everybody knows all about
it. Certainly it is no place in which
to hold a man, innocent or guilty, 'till
he is tried. The lock-up and its con
ditions are known here in this com
munity just as well as the houses of
the leading residents of the town.
I've said enough; I've scolded enough
The selectmen know all about it. It
I could build a new one I would."
A professional man of this town,
lawyer of recognized ability and use-
ed, and the attendance of 50 persons fulness to the community, said yester-
WHY NOT bring that order for Job Printing to
the Reformer Office and if it isn't done to
please ypu, you needn't take it.
WZlf! VERMONT PRINTING CO.
PCETT&CO
Real Estate
AMD
REFORMER ACCOUNTS.
iriiCCTMFWT.QH
61 Main Street.
One of the Landmark of Brattleboro
The Burnham Estate on Main street,
with frontage enuu,u -
ings, and
This de
running back some 300
..... .:,K in tcnnnient Mouse nnu
reew in", . " " - . ,
it r.mvfl street This de
sirable location so near the business
part of the town, with the amount
of land, should appeal to someone
for a home or development,
on application.
Price
No. 3 Walnut Street.
HOME OF THE LATE DR. CONLAND,
Nine-room house and barn, and a
very desirable location. Would mane
a fine home for a business m., u.
converted into two tenements a good
investment -lam ""-"
CARE OF ESTATES A SPECIALTY.
Rents Collected.
POCKET PUNCHING BAGS.
Fun and exercise for
young and old
Price, 2S Cente.
CLAPP A JONES'.
Sample at mHolesa" frier.
The Vermont Printing Com'
pany has purchased all subscrip
tion accounts of the Windham
County Reformer from Ullery &
Co., and all creditors are request
ed to make immediate remittance
for such amounts as are due, in
cluding as many years in advance
as may be desired. The date on
the label of each paper indicates
the expiration of subscription. If
it is not correct, write to the Re
former at once. Statements will
be mailed to all subscribers presently.
CLEARANCE SALE
Commencing Aug. 8
All the Furniture I bought at the
Retting Brothers auction win be
closed out at less than cost to
make room for a new line of goods..
Bargains worth looking after.
OUR MOTTO: "Deeds, Rot Words."
JOHN RETTING.
Unions to Centralise at Bellows Falls.
Active steps are being taken for the
organization of a Central Labor Union
In Bellows Falls. A meeting of dele
gates from the several local unions
was held Sunday, July 26, and a pre
liminary organization effected. Th
next meeting will be held on the
third Sunday In August when It Is
expected that a permanent organiza
tion will be formed. There are now
seven local unions.
Winchester Library Acquisitions.
The autographs of Govs. Henry
Hubbard, William Badger and Isaac
Hill have been added to others In the
Winchester public library. They
were governors of New Hampshire tn
1842, 1885 and 1837, respectively. The
signatures are attached to official doc
uments issued wi.t they were In of
fice. The library has also come Into
possession of an organ which was
fciade in Winchester late in the 18th
cintury and presented to the town.
For Developing Deer-field Valley.
A party of Boston capitalists have
recently been In Readsboro looking
for a site Just below that village for a
dam across the Deerfield river for
electrical power with which to supply
different towns nnd villages, besides
affording a large storage for the man
ufacture of paper and pulp wood.
Howe's pond, several hundred feet
above Readsboro, is also to be util
ized, the water being conveyed in
flumes to the river reservoir. There
are a number of schemes afoot in the
valley behind which are prominent
lumbermen and manufacturers whose
plans are developing, and which, If
carried out as positively asserted, will
unfold several new an Important In
dustries.
Ball Located by X-Ray.
N. A. Blouen of H.nsdale who was
accidentally shot with a revolver at
camp in Pisgan on the night of
Aug. 1, was taken to Keene Friday
to have the X-ray used to locate the
bullet. Blouen was in a sitting posi
tion when shot. The ball from a 88-
calibre revolver struck him on the
inside of his left knee and took an up
ward course. A physician probed for
the ball, but was unable to locate it
He had complained of a great deal of
pain since the shooting and had other
symptoms Indicating that the bullet
was causing trouble, although it was
thought It would become incased in
the flesh nnd do no other particular
harm. The X-ray showed that the
bullet was in the inner aspect of the
thigh, about 10 inches above the
wound of entrance.
was in excess of the record of any pre
vious meeting. President H. E.
Bond presided and Secretary A. E.
Thurber took the record of the meet
ing. Of the company's 550 shares
416 were represented. There had been
a lively skirmish for three days to get
In every share, transfers and sales of
the stock being recorded as late as 5
o'clock Monday afternoon.
At the opening of the meeting
Secretary Thurber read his minutes of
meetings of the year and gave a de
tailed statement of the road's receipts
month by month. The report of the
treasurer, as printed here a week ago,
was accepted. There was considera
ble discussion of the question whether
some transfers of stock made Monday
afternoon, but not recorded on the
company's books, should be accepted
In the voting, but they were finally ac
cepted. During the meeting D.
Cowles had considerable to say about
the Reformer and its article on the
road's affairs. He wished to know
who Inspired the article, where the
Reformer obtained its information,
why It was printed on the eve of the
annual meeting and a few other things
intimating that the Reformer's article
was furnished by the old board, as a
lever for the re-election of the old
board. He was never more mistaken
in his life.
The election of officers followed.
Printed ballots were distributed bear
ing the names of the members of the
new board, proving that somebody
had been hustling for three days, but
in spite of that the members of the old
board received a very complimentary
vote, an evident desire existing to re
tain their good services. The ballot
stood: Total number of shares
voted, 416; necessary for a choice,
209; for the old board, 179; for the new
board. 237; and the new board was
elected, as stated above. "Just what
the Reformer said." somebody remark
ed, and the meeting, after re-electing
John Galvin auditor, adjourned.
The newly elected directors have
not yet held their meeting for organ
ization. It will probably not be
held until next week sometime. They
are expected at their first meeting to
elect a president, vice president sec
retary, treasurer and superintendent.
OPENING OF DRAMATIC SEASON.
MRS. POWERS' LECTURE.
for
Card of Thanks. ,
We wiah to P'dSirr?TmrnV,d
.rTnOT- -:
Btattlrfcoro, Aug. U '3-
CSO TO
H. M. WOOD
FISHING TACKLE
aa4 he will give TT of the
Gaane Laws.
She Denounced Bird Slaughter
Feminine Adornment.
A meeting was held in the chape!
of the Central church, last Monday
evening, to consider and discuss the
subject of the protection of animals
from cruelty. . Mrs. Jennie B. Pow
ers, whose noble and devoted work
as agent of the local society is
known of all. read a paper in which
she presented an array of facts
enough to move every humane heart.
She wan especially vigorous in de
nouncing the wholesale slaughter of
birds for the purpose of furnishing
adornments for women's hats. Her
lecture, however, comprised the
whole subject and the deacon who
worked his horses with gaUed
shoulders did not escape her atten
tion. The lecture was listened to
with earnest attention and le't a
deep impression oil the mind of ev
ery hearer.
Mrs. Powers' paper was followed
by remarks, readings and recitations
by Mrs. Sawyer, Mrs. DeWitt, Miss
Stewart and others. , The recitation
by little Miss Clark was specially well
(tone.
Before the formal proceedings be
gan photographs were passed from
hand to hand around the assemblage.
which bore unmistakable evidence of
the need of humane work. They were
actual pictures from life, showing
horses and other animals In all stages
of emaciation and suffering.
Our New Minister" Will be Given
August 29.
On Monday next, August 17, the
stage of the Auditorium will awaken
from its summer lethargy and for the
next two weeks be the scene of busy
activity.
The company that for the past two
years has been presenting that great
est of all modern plays, Denman
Thompson and George W. Ryer's "Our
New Minister," assembles here on
Monday next, and begins its annual
two weeks rehearsals, opening Its own
season, and that of the Auditorium,
on Saturday, August 29. All the old
favorites that were seen in the play
when it was last given here are still
with the company, so Curt Ho'ten "on
the fence." Darius Startle, the country
detective. Sjivanus Bartlett, the store
keeper, "Skeezlcks." the Bowery lad,
Obediah Blurton, the skin flint farm
er, will be in the hands of their orig
inal creators. Ernest Hastings, one
of America's best leading men, will
be the Thaddeus Strong, the new min
ister, and Grace Housan will be the
Nance Ransom.
The entire production will be given
here intact, every stitch newly painted
this summer, and is the same that will
be used during the forthcoming run
of the play in New York at Klaw ani
Erlanger's American, theatre.
day morning, when asked about the
condition of the lock-up: "I can
hardly say all I think and know about
the lock-up. It is ' a dirty, nasty
stinking place; it is no place in which
a person who breathes should be put,
Its condition Is damnable. Brattleboro
Is so very generous In its provisions
for other things that this lock-up
problem is a great thorn In my side.
The condemnation of it In your paper
Is excellent work. You cannot put it
too strong. But you must keep up
the fight for if you don't the whole
thing will be forgotten in a week or
two. Push it right along until you
awaken the people to the state of
affairs right in the middle of the
town."
Dr. H. L. Waterman, health officer,
says that in view of the many com
plaints as to the condition of the lock'
up he will make a personal examina
tion of the premises. Before he makes
his visit the powers that be will give
things a generous scouring, If they
can take this advance tip.
Bailiff Bacon says that he remem
bers a Fair day, a couple of years ago
when 14 various persons were con
fined In the damp, ill-syielling lock
up. His duties called mm to tne
place and he admits that be nearly
dropped dead when he entered, so
foul was the air, so polluted with filth,
He contends that the board of bailiffs
has nothing to do with it; that It is up
to the electmen.
One of the best known men in town.
occupying a prominent position as
head of various Brattleboro industries,
sends us. voluntarily, the following
note:
"Tour article in last week's issue
concerning the condition of our lock'
up was as true as It was timely, and I
am sure that all good people feel very
grateful to you for the interest taken
In the matter. It has long been
known, by many citizens at least that
the condition of the lock-up was such
as to make It unfit for either man or
beast, and no time should be lost In
thoroughly cleansing the same, If not
making an entire change in the loca'
tion. The time has long since gone
by when even criminals are placed in
so foul and inhuman a spot as the
lock-up is at the present time."
But in this issue it is curious to
find so many prominent men in the
community who don't care, who say
Oh. let it alone." or "What is it to
me; It is amazing to tninit oi tne
suffering that has been produced by
that miserable den of darkness and
badness, right in the center of the
town, beneath the post office, where
the ringing of the church bells on
Sunday is so distinctly heard.
Is It true, in this beautiful town,
that such suffering must pass unno
ticed?
liar position in Kalamazoo, Mich., at
a salary considerably increased and
more commensurate with his ability.
It is a pity that such a good man, so
full of the true and earnest spirit In
his work, should be lured from this
place, where his services, while not
unappreciated, have not been fully re
warded.
Secretary WTiIson is of the right
stuff, one of the sort of men who un
derstand young men, a man who can
coax by gentleness and tact where
others fail in persuasion. Although
he has served here but four years or so
his record is quite out of the ordinary.
When he came here from Keene, and
a previous trial of his manhood at
Concord, he found a debt of $2500.
This he has wiped out In his brief
term of service, and meanwhile he has
done a thousand helpful things. He
found a membership of 150, and has
made It 250. He has made himself
very useful in the community inter
ests and has never failed at critical
points. It is too bad that he is to
leave us, for he is a citizen of value.
Mr. Wilson will go on a fortnight's
vacation, leaving Monday, Joining his
wife and young son. Then the fam
ily will return to thir home on Oak
street and two weeks later they will
take their departure for Michigan,
where Mr. Wilson will assume his
new duties Sept. 15.
Good luck!
PENALTY OF OLD AGE.
City Horses, Worn Out, Go to the
Country to Die.
Apropos of a recent visit to Boston
by Mrs. Powers, agent of the Humane
society, "Our Four-Footed Friends,"
the official organ of the league, has
this to say of the end of good horses
who have faithfully served their own
ers until they have finally become
worn out:
There is a firm in Boston who have
the finest stables in town and all the
most approved conditions for the care
of their horses. The horses belong
ing to this firm are well fed, carefully
driven, groomed by expert stable men,
rested sa day out of each week, and
then sold as soon as they show signs
of age to farmers up in the country.
An agent actively engaged in humane
work in New Hampshire and in Ver
mont has recently visited this city.
and all who think it is a humane act
to sell or give old horses to farmer- .
should have a chance to hear what she
has to say about this matter. They
are taken from warm city stables to
old country barns, where the wind
sports through every crack, often left
standing all night in narrow stalls,
unblanketed, fed on coarse hay with
scarcely a taste of grain, and one
might as well say that it is humane to
take an old person from a snug city
home, well heated, where every com
fort had been enjoyed, and put him or
her into a farmhouse to live In a cold
room and have the poorest food and
no care. Most of us would rather die
than to suffer such a change in old '
age.
THE NEW DAM.
Mr. Reed
Up Here
of Washington,
With Ideas.
W. F. Reed of Washington, a civil
engineer of the United States service
Here is a Note from an Inmate.
William Bailey wishes to thank the
people of Brattleboro for their kind
ness on Sunday, Aug. i, during nis
sojourn In the lock-up. He did not
have to go looking for bugs, the bugs
came right to him. He says the
cooler of Brattleboro is one of the
filthiest places he has ever seen. In
fact Judge Newton made the remark
he would not let his cat sleep there.
After a party of 10 had visited him
from Saturday night till Sunday
night, his sole companions were bugs
of all descriptions, who made it very
interesting. "Bill" says all who wish
to join this order can do so. The
initiation fee is only $25.14. He has
Joined it and his dues were paid in
full.
and a man who knows what he is talk
ing about, has been in town this week
and he Is very much Interested in the
plan of damming the Connecticut, giv
ing the town some water power and,
incidentally, doubling the population of
the place.
Mr. Reed is on a visit to his family
at Park Hill, N. H. He is well known
and he belongs to the United States
service. He knows all about the prob
lems of electrical engineering, dam
building, bridge construction and all
that. He has had much to do with the
construction of the navy yard plant
and is up to date in his work.
He is a personal friend of Col. G.
H. Bond of this town with whom he
hits spent a day or two in investigat
ing problems of damming the river
and making Brattleboro grow. He has
full faith in the project and will con
tinue his investigations and report
to cepitalists in Washington.
There seems to be every reason for
the guess that something will soon be
done.
Y. M. C. A. ENTERTAINMENTS.
Many Fine Artists Engaged for the
Season.
The Young Men's Christian associa
tion lecture committee are Issuing a
handsome prospectus, descriptive of
their course of entertainments for the
coming season. Looking over the list
The New Northfield Station.
The Central Vermont road has done
pretty well with its new station at
Northfield, for a poverty-stricken road,
with its slow and infeqnent trains,
which bump along over the uneven
road-bed at a very leisurely pace, says one Is astonished at the attractions of-
the Greenfield Gazette. It has used fered. and at no greater cost to the
wood, but it must be admitted 'that patrons who buy course tickets than in
it has at least gotten a very attractive previous years.
Interior. The station shines in its The course opens with Suzanne Ad-
hard-wood floors and light colored ams and her brilliant supporting com
wood finish, and the colored windows pany. Susanne Adams though young
and grating of the ticket office add to
the effect Outside the station is by no
means objectionable Trom the archi
tectural point of view.
KverythiBf; aaarkee eowa at featoa'a.
When the new dam is built the
property offered for sale by the M. C.
Meagher Co. will be worth four times
what they ask for it adv.
. They have big blueberries in Mass
achusetts. A letter from Wendell to
the Orange Enterprise says: " Blue
berries which have measured one and
five-eighths of an inch in circumfer
ence have been found on the Wallace
Morgan farm in great abundance. "
in years, ranks with the greatest sing
ers of the world.
Then comes Paul Lawrence Dun
bar, (colored.) the famous poet, and
Robert Kent Parker, basso, takes lead
ing part In the Metropolitan Grand
Concert Co. The signal victories of
Charles B. Landis on the congressional
floor will make him sure of a full house.
Then "Maro," the magician; how
well we remember him! Though two
years have passed since he was here
his name Is often mentioned.
The advance tickets will be on sale
Saturday and may be obtained at the
association rooms.
-$11 tuts $1148 at Fentoaa
Let-Go Sale Continued.
It will be good news to many who
have been anxious but unable to at
tend the famous Let-Go-Sale of E.
J. Fenton & Co., to learn that this pro
gressive firm have decided to continue
the big sale of Clothing, Furnishings,
Hats, Trunks, Suit Cases, etc., all next
week. Numerous inquiries have been
made as to whether or not the sale
would run after the monthly pay day
which occurs the 15th, so the firms
decision to continue the sale next week
will give many a last opportunity of
securing reliable merchandise at a
great saving as the dollar Is very pow
erful at the Let-Go-Sale; in fact it al
most does the work of two. Large
numbers have attended the sale all the
week, many coming from a distance.
Despite the Immense business during
the sale, there still remnins a large
stock from which to select during the
final days which come to a close one
week from tomorrow night as the car
penters and painters start on the pro
posed changes week after next
A so-called century plant in bloorn is
a rather rare sight in the latitude of
New England, but there is oi e jupt
now in Providence, R. I., belonging to
Robert Knight It is, a dwarf in size,
the flower scape being only 12 feet
high, which is only half the average
height attained in southern regions.
The Providence specimen is 56 Tears
old, and will perish soon after tbe blos
soms have all fallen.

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