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THE WINDHAM COUNTY REFORMER, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4. 1903.
TEX VEBXOKT PRIKTI50 CO., Publishers, Subacrlptlons.-Per year, f I.00i six months TO cents : four uinntlia, HO omits pur copy ft omits All subscriptions are payable in advance. Ham ple ooplea will lie uiailuu free on request. IHTIMOAT WimilWO WIT WWC1 AS SSOoaB ClSS BRATTLEBORO, FRIDAY, SEPT. 4, 1903 Loving Kindnau Enough. Misa Ethel Clement of Rutlund who objects to the word "obey" In the mar riage service Is probably a woman to whom a promise means something. She does not wish to cheapen her word by giving It unnecessarily or where she has no Idea of keeping it. And she is quite right In the old days, before woman hud been given educational privileges and when cuBtom kept her closely In the home, dependent upon the exertions of father, brother, oj- husband, there was some significance to the word "obey" as applied to her. In those times wo men obeyed their husbands, or were supposed to. If they had their own way then, it was only through the un expluinable wiles of femininity, as old as the world. But now It Is different. Woman is no longer dependent, subservient, clinging. She is an individual, thoughtful, reliant, resourceful. She ts her husband's companion, comrade, partner not his shadow and echo. Sometimes in the affairs of the family over which the two preside, the wife has obviously better Judgment, better skill in management and the husband of today, If he recognizes this fact. Is very glad to defer to his partner's Ideas for the good of the firm. We are more sensible in these matters than we used to be. And In the present state of human development It Is surely enough if one promises love and consideration in the marriage relations. If there were love and consideration on both sides, could there be any question of obedience be tween husband and wife? - If we could only learn to keep our promises and then take our marriage vows with the simple provision of lov lng kindness, how much happiness would be assured for the world! The Penalty for Rap. Mrs. Alice Stone Blackwell of Boston Is one of the leading woman Journal ists of the country. She works and writes constantly for woman's suffrage nnd all that the suffrage Implies. She Is liberal and progressive. In a' recent number of the Woman's Journal, an article signed by Mrs. Blackwell's initials appears under the above head. The suggestion made is not new, but the views of two women unon It are Interesting. Mrs, Black well writes: The recent speech of J. Temple Graves at Chautauqua, In Justification of lynching for rape, has called down general reprobation. But there was one suggestion made by Mr. Graves which Is worthy of serious consideration a suggestion which has been brought forward before, at different times, by several physicians and by many wo men. and is likely to be urged wltn in creasing frequency. Mr. Graves said he believed that the most effective deter. rent from crimes df violence against women would be to make castration the legal penalty for rape. The president of one of the Southern Suffrage Associations, a woman of much intelligence, said a few years ago that she did not believe in lynching, even for rape. She frankly admitted that she should believe In It, If she thought It lessened the crime, but In her opinion it did not; and In this she was clearly right, as it seems to be admitted on all hands that the crime Is growing. Her remedy was different, She said, In substance: "In almost ev ery case, the man who is guilty of a felonious assault upon a woman has shown himself a dangerous character long before, and has been guilty of re peated attempts at assault before the one for which he finally suffers death. Upon the first attempt at a crime of this kind, he ought to be made incapa ble of repeating the offence." This Is not offered as a remedy for lynching, since statistics show that two-thirds of the lynchlngs In the United States are not, for rape but up on accusation of other offences. But it is the logical penalty for crimes of vlo lence against women by men of what' ever race or nationality; and some day when women have a voice in making the laws It Is likely to be applied. A. S. B. The success of the Dohertys and the failure of the Shamrocks may yet drive Sir Thomas Lip ton to the tennis court Advertising Gratitude. 'The Reformer charges regular ad vertising fates for "cards of thanks' and obituary poetry.- The rate should be prohibitive. There, are occasions when a card of thanks may be Inserted -in a newspaper with propriety, but gratitude for sympathy and personal kindness is scarely a suitable subject for advertising. The custom of giving publicity to private affairs Is never In good taste. "Cards of thanks" and obituary poetry may be interesting reading but usually not in the way the writer .intended. When 'a man In whose family death has occurred publishes his gratitude or his grief as a newspaper advertise ment, those who read it, hundreds or thousands of whom have no interest in it personally, know that generally the man might have thanked his friends and neighbors by a personal word or note to much better effect and in much better taste. As- for obituary poetry, most of it simply makes grief ridiculous. One thinks of the endless verses on "Wil lie," whose "pants are vacant now," and "Johnnie" who had the little mir ror and "sucked the back all off, think ing in his childish terror, it would cure the whooping cough." These things excite pity, but It Is a pity for the writer pity that he didn't send his poem to the deceased Instead of the newspaper. The Reformer will continue to pub lish such announcements as hereto fore, but we do not solicit them. To our notion gratitude or grief which looks to the public print for expres sion Is not of the valuable kind. Mere words can in no wise crown a worthy and useful life, but recent ut terances of the venerable Massachu setts senator, George Frisbie Hoar, are scintillations from the crown of wis dom and high patriotic principles which he has long worn In the esteem of the American people. He says: If my life has been worth anything, it has been because I have insisted, to the best of my ability, that these three things, love of God, love of country, and manhood, are the essential and fundamental things, and that race, color, and creed are unessential and accidental. This is the eternal truth upon which our country is founded, upon which these 45 states of ours are builded. It Is from this as from a seed that Mas sachusetts has grown, of which her fair cities and her noble towns are the fruit and flower. No one with a spark of intelligence which he wishes to kindle into flame need despair with the example of Helen Keller before him. Blind, deaf and dumb, with the narrowest limita tions of mental reception or expres sion. Miss Keller has struggled slowly up to a plane of thought considerably higher than most of us. with full gifts of sense, ever reach. The world glad . ly listens when she speaks, and it is safe to say that when she addresses the international congress of instruct ors of the blind and deaf at the. world's fair, she will say something helpful and stimulating to upward endeavor. With his appointment as vice go vernor of the Philippines, Judge Ide's name disappears from the list of the "mentioned" for governor of Vermont There are yet several left however. The terrible Turk Is loose In the East, and seems to be taking his fill of murder and pillage. The tide of the world's barbarity must be in Its flood since high water mark in Vermont has been over reached; and we may con fldently look for a reactionary move ment soon. When it comes let us make the most of it The senators of Colombia who voted against the Panama canal treaty be cause they were displeased by the domineering tone of Secretary Hay's communications on the subject have not succeded in "maintaining the dig nity of the republic" to any extent and have only made themselves ridiculous at the expense of the republic's future. If this is Colombian patriotism we trust it will be confined to Colombia. In the end the United States. will be the gainer. Governor McCullough will read with conflicting emotions the protest of some state newspapers against the, granting of a pardon to M. A. McCIure of Rut land, now serving a term of imprison ment for complicity In the wrecking of the Merchants' National bank of that city. The governor will doubtless wish to accommodate the newspapers and refuse the pardon, but he may re member what the editors seem to have forgotten, that Mr. McCIure was in dicted and sentenced by a federal court for a crime against the United States laws, and if any pardoning is done the president and not the governor will do it. A red leaf on the pavement in the cool of a September morning. Behold, what wonderful visions a little leaf may conjure up! Wide hill ranges aflame with autumn color; valleys with brown cornfields touched with the vivid yellow of pumpkins; cool exhil aration In the air like old wine in the blood; brooding sunshine and a smoky blue on the distant hills like dreams of childhood; ripe nuts falling and bright-eyed squirrels scampering in woods you once used to know; frosts and fading flowers and snow and a wide fireplace in a familiar sittlngroom where a fire burns brightly and where a happy family Is gathered. Dreams of September morning when the first red leaf flutters down upon the pave ment at your feet The oyster again. month Is with us once Mr. Seth Low reluctantly gave his consent to a ronoininatlon for mayor of New York. Mr. Low's republican buck ing is so strong as to make his candi dacy as an Independent somewhat open to suspicion. He muy find thenomlna tlon difficult to enpture now, and the election altogether out of his reach. Among all the wonderful world rec ords that are being made this summer, Sir Thomas Lip ton holds the most unique and difficult that of successful failure. The record he has made ap peals to the human heart as no other could. The America's cup Is trivial beside it. Editor Howe of " the Bennington Banner and Reformer Issued another handsome illustrated edition of his paper last week, devoted to descrip tions of Industries, public buildings and residences of prominent citizens in that vicinity. It was a very inter esting and creditable production. It is suggested that the best thing to do with the mob advocates Is to let the mob commence operations on them. If they insist upon the right of the rab ble to wreak vengeance, we know of no better way to test that claim than up on the old principle of compelling a physician to swallow a dose of his own "kill or cure" medicine. MATTERS OF OPINION. 8elaeted from the Editorial Columns of Our Esteemed Contemporaries. Waiting! Burlington Clipper. . Our columns are crowded with ad vertisements and news matter this week and editorial utterances have been shelved. Not for long, however. And there'll be something said and something doing! Try Ben Franklin's Way. St. Albans Messenger. While this desultory dicusslon of a caucus law Is under way, It may be of interest to recall the fact that when the Philadelphia convention was en gaged ir4 framing the constitution of the United States. Ben Franklin pro Dosed that all the Deople vote for president and that. If no choice was made on - the first ballot, a second election be held to choose between the two hichest candidates. There Is merit In the proposition that may ap peal more forcefully to the thoughtful in these days than It did to the lam ers and might point the way to a new law for the election of governor in this state. Under modern methods of publicity and the general dissemina tlon of popular intelligence, the idea might be more practical In Its opera tlon than in former times. The ob jection, or one of the objections, how ever, would be the difficulty of fram ing a platform. ' If, as is declared. King Peter of Ser vla had a hand In the plot which re sulted in the murder of Alexander and Draga, then we need not waste sym pathy upon him In the whirlpool of terror and conspiracy In which he now struggles. If he finds that he has "bit oft more than he can chew," he may be sorry that he bit; a state of mind most beneficial to the ill doer. Sometimes, considering the discover ies and Inventions that are so fast add ing to the comfort and convenience of the world, creation seems like a great field with diamonds hidden under ev ery clover leaf. Every time a lucky fellow finds a gem, we wonder how we. stumbling along over that very spot, failed to see a prize so simply con cealed. Instead of priding ourselves on the wonderful mental gifts of man, we should feel Infinitely humble as one by one these truths and their application are revealed. We do not create them. They were always there and they are quite simple and obvious; only we have not been quick to see and comprehend. Objections to the acceptance of en dowments from men who have become rich through questionable business methods, usually comes from those who have never had any opportunity to profit by such wealth. If John D. Rockefeller gives a million dollars to Chicago university and the price of kerosene advances the connection seems obvious. But if Chicago univer sity were our pet institution we should not so easily see the dishonor con nected with Mr. Rockefeller's money. After all It's much easier to throw stones than It is to keep out of glass houses. Our advice to any institu tion which Is offered money Is to take It and not be too fussy as to where it comes from. Laying His Pipes for Next Summer, St. Albans Messenger. Most of us never attempted to esti mate the educational value of the modern circus and menageries, espe cially to the rural regions. How much do you suppose we owe to-day to the ideas of the world and its curi ous inhabitants that the circus has brought us? How much do you sup pose we owe to the education that can only be picked up in contact with the crowds of humanity that flock to see the circus? The Incident of the implied rebuke of the administration to Gen. Miles Is fast fading Into oblivion. The hot resent ment of the veterans, who threatened to elect him national commander "Just to show you, sir," cooled before they reached San Francisco and they con tented themselves with passing a reso lution of congratulation to the general for his eminent and honorable service. This swift passing of the incident Is fitting; for a "snub" Is generally but trivial affair. If a man has done his best in a high public position, a snub, even from the president does not af fect him appreciably In the estimation of the people of this country, who have their own opinions and Judgments. And If, on the other hand, a man has failed In any way to do Justice to his high position and Its accepted codes, and deserves the "snub," the matter Is still trivial but that's another story! White Men Also Culpable. The Woman's Journal. The Boston Pilot has unearthed an Interesting editorial upon the race question written 13 years ago by John Boyle O'Reilly, but never printed. Mr. O'Reilly was a man of generous Instincts, but he did not favor equal rights for women. His article in the main is fair and high-minded, but the little warp betrays itself when he says: "The keys of the problem are education, temperance, and frugality in the colored men, and purity in the colored women of the south." There Is not the slightest recognition here of the need for purity on the part of the men of the south, either white or black. ' Yet two of the dlfflcult factors In the problem are the assaults upon white women by colored men, and the seduction of colored women by white men. It is true of the social evil In general that It can never be cured until men are willing to furnish their share of virtue; and this is doubly true where the men belong to the stronger, more educated, and more highly developed race. It is hardly fair to expect the poor colored women to furnish all the virtue for themselves and for the white men, too. When will men of all races and nationalities awaken to their responsibility for do ing their share to maintain the purity of social life, Instead of throwing the whole burden of It upon the women? The best men are already awake to It We must work to persuade the others to open their eyes. It Won't Hurt Pure Metal. Vergennes Enterprise.) A plain, unlettered man like Burke Is apt to make a spectacle when thrown into public view and unfamil iar conditions. He wants an honest city government, but, unfortunately, he thinks the Burlington gang can . be hammered Into shape like a horseshoe. G rover Cleveland declares that he is more solicitous for the protection of fish in Buzzard's bay than for the pro tection of "hoary headed infant indus tries." We shouldn't have dared call him that ourselves, but how very un selfish of Mr. Cleveland! Another young girl at Barre the vic tim of the improper use of a gasoline stove. Why will people not learn some thing of the nature of things with which they have to do? Though com monly used, gasoline is little under stood by those who handle it and it is a wonder that serious burning acci dents are not even more common than they are, considering the ignorance and carelesness displayed with it in our kitchens. It is treated with no more caution than kerosene, whereas much more is due it Above all things it should be remembered that when ex posed to the air It throws off a highly inflammable gas which ignites instant ly on contact with flame. It is the height of folly and Ignorance to fill a gasoline stove when it is lighted or when there is fire In the room. Yet people will go on doing these things and when the natural result follows we lay it all to the "deadly gasoline stove." Influence Misused. St. Albans Messenger. The Messenger believes that it is a sad mistake for these two newspapers to talk thus flippantly In' defense of lynching. We are even now put to It to Inculcate a due sense of respect for the law in the minds of an element becoming more and more numerous among us whose ideas of Justice and personal liberty would set at defiance some of the long cherished notions of New England government. Some of these people have been reared under conditions and amid associations vast ly different from our own and hardly know how best to employ their new found liberty In this new land. The far-seeing among us even prophesy that we are threatened by a grave crisis in the near future, involving our governmental and social systems, pos sibly property rights and even per- sonal security, unless something is done to effectually restrain certain dangerous tendencies now at work. How can we consistently rebuke these strangers for teaching contempt for law when respectable newspapers to the manner bred preach the same doctrine? A Fellow Feeling. St. Johnsbury Republican. On the whole, it finally wearies the frantic pup, when after several months of barking at express trains, he finds himself unnoticed. Vergennes Enter prise. Don't get discouraged Brother Hind ley. Your efforts are bound to be ap predated In time. BY THE WAY It seems very strange that an agent of the Humane society, who is so con stantly under call and whose services u ra In nil hlic demand almost dally, should be so poorly rewarded as Is Mrs. Powers. Within the past three months, she has received the munifi cent sum of $7 from the state society, truly a reward of merit In that time she has, as agent of the society, Inves tigated scores of cases and accom plished much good 'In many quarters. The very fact that but one person, be side herself, felt able to attend the regular meeting of the local branch of the society, held last week, testifies to lack of interest In this community which is deplorable. Mrs. Powers is doing a good work, and she does it well; she gets results. Of course it Is said of her that she does it "in her own way." Why not, pray? It may be added that a man engaged In the same position would not be so considerate or so careful. Prosecutions would be. oftener forced and the newspapers would have some hard stories to tell. Mrs. Powers should be encouraged. None Do. Vergennes Enterprise. On one side of the lynching proposi tion, Hays, Fairfield and a few south ern hot-heads; on the other, Roose velt. Brewer and men who love their country and their country's fame, What decent man can hesitate? A case of a dozen bottles of G. O. Taylor Old Bourbon or G. O. Taylor Pure Rye, contains 1 J-B gallons. The cost if quality is con sideration, is very reasonable. You can buy from most any licensed deal er, or from me proprietors, (wnose name is over each cork). Sealed bot tles only. Sold by licensed dealers generally. CHESTER H. GRAVES V SONS, sole proprietors, Boston, Mass. A Matter of Good Behavior. Senator Geo. F. Hoar in Scribner's. The chief Justice Shaw was a tow er of strength to the Massachusetts Judiciary. But for him it is not un likely that the state would have adopt ed an elective Judiciary or a tenure limited to a term of years. But the whole people felt that his great integ. rlty and wisdom gave an added secur ity to every man's life, liberty, and property.- So the proposition to limit the Judicial tenure, although espoused by the two parties who together made up a large majority of the people of the state, was defeated when it was submitted to a popular vote. It Is, how ever, a little remarkable that in the neighboring state of Vermont for many years the Judges of the supreme court were annually elected by the leg islature, a system which. I believe, has worked on the whole to their satis faction. They have had an able Judi ciary. It is said that old Chief Justice Shaw was one evening discoursing at a meeting of the Boston Law club to an eminent Vermont Judge, who was a guest He said, "With your brief Ju dicial tenure, sir" The Vermonter ln- terruDted him and said. Why, our tenure of office is longer than yours,' "What do you mean?" said the chief Justice. "I do not understand you.' "Why," was the reply, "our Judges are elected for a year, and you are ap pointed as long as you behave yourselves." Very Clever! St Johnsbury Caledonian. The past week has seen many gath erings of former Vermonters returning to their native heath and our guests have been lavish In their praises of the state and its people. But lest our own people get too conceited in hearing their praises sung we beg to remind them that the efficacy of soft soap de pends upon the amount of lye in It O.O.Taylor Whiaklaa, smUow sad palatable O. O. Taylor Whiakiea. wars" eff dlnaia. One of the street railway conductors was confronted by a puzzling Issue Monday afternoon. A prominent man, perhaps as well known as any man In town, boarded the car at West Brattleboro. He took the front for ward seat In the car, (not the one next the motorman) crossed his legs, lit a cigar and snuggled back In perfect ease. On the seats behind him were muny ladies, say a dozen or more, and the smoke from that cigar blew into the faces of every one of them. The conductor noticed the annoyance and violation of the rules, and he skipped along on the sideboard and told the man to desist But that didn't cut ice. The smoker smoked along. The conductor expostulated; so did the other passengers, but the man remained complaisant When the road's office was reached the car was stopped and the conductor com plained to Superintendent Jones, who came out and protested vehemently, calling attention to the rules of the road and adding that if the man was "anything of a gentleman" he would take a rear seat, among those pro vided for smokers. Just then. It chanced, the man was not smoking, so the argument ended without a free fight which would have been very un pleasant for the ladles as witnesses, say nothing of other consequences. But when the car was started, it Is said the smoker lit up and kept up till he left the car, which was when he got "good and ready." By Tuesday morning nearly everybody in town had heard of this interesting controversy and it was common street talk. But one opinion was expressed, that being that if the offender had been some other man a smaller and less Influ ential man he would have been land ed In the lock-up without ceremony. However that may be, Superintendent Jones says that he has Instructed his conductors and that the next offense of the sort will receive summary treatment The car will be sent along untjl an officer Is sighted and then the man will be handed over. Meantime it 1b the Intention of the superintendent to have every con ductor qualified as a special deputy. with full power to arrest and thus prevent a repetition of the trouble. For the man's side of the case it should be said that he claims that the two rear seats in the car, reserved for smokers, were more or less occupied by women who could have found seats elsewhere if they had cared to, but he didn't wish to sit beside them and smoke, so he took a front seat which was unoccupied. Those limber bridge builders are so very nimble mat crowas gainer at the pier this end to watch their an tics. Aside from skipping over the ties of false work as one might skim ball-room floor, these chaps swarm like spiders In the net work of ropes and swaying rafters nearly 100 feet above, which means a drop of say 140 feet to the water. They are quite free of nervousness and the way they dangle in the air and walk a narrow plank from one end to another Is rather blood-curdling. Most of the men employed are sailors and they are perfectly used to trotting about at dizzy heights, but the spectators are unanimous in favor of terra fir ma and plenty of it for themselves. The bridge work is going along rather more expeditiously than was antici pated, and the contractor says that with good weather and no illness among his men he may have things wide open in a month. THE GREATEST cooling and strength sustaining summer drink the world to-aay nn " n r. Ceylon and India Tea "Iced" and sweetened J taste. Black, or NATURAL GREEN. 6oc and 7oc per y all grocers. Sealed leaa pawta omr. BRATTLEBORO BUSINESS DIRECT! m H. 00?.HAV .' Jfc KSSSuffiSa . .hiJS.E 'o ' the Eve. Ear, Throat and Nose. Office hours : 9: 30 to 12, 1 to 4 p. ro., Tues- BCB Mtf ltoW. Kinder of week at Bellows Falls. 1-v (tV.0 S A1TDERS0N. Physician and D8urf2.n. OftioelSu residence. Main . ff. , .ii it hranchea. a specialty. om hour,rutii u a. I to . to8evening. Telepnone, -nniuu Block. Telephone. , I. KILLER. H. D., rayslcian and Sur- XB.. geou, Hooker jjiock, omweuuiu, . -nce hours : 8 till . t to 2. 6:30 tos. CI a PRATT H V., is North Main afreet, j. iiKu.i-,i.(, 'office hours: nntil a.m., I to 2 :30 p.m., 8:30 to 8 p.m. 41 " D S. J W GREQO. Oflice over Thomas' Drg store. Hours: to 12 a. m.; 2 ya 6 m. Telephone 23-u. l-vWWTTBTRY in all its branches. Teeth ex MJ tracted without pain D. D. 8., 83 Main Street. B. KlNKKAD, mat G . , t n as t 'ln Hlwlr nwttT ' tfcreeuee drug a'tor'e. Brattleboro, Vt. . C. 8. CLABX. Dentwt, Whitney block, BratueDoro. leiepuuuc. a PETTEB, Dentist, Crosby block, nvur Million i uniir suire. -v a KHAPP, Dentist, Hooker Block, op posite Brooks House, Brattleboro. - MinflllM nanH.t nffiltA &nfi TBSi - dence U Prospect street. Telephone 141-13 BACON & HOOKER. Attorneys at Law. 12 and 14 I'llery Building. J0HH E. GALE, Attorney at Law, Guilford, LE BHEBWIH, Attorney and Counsellor at . Law. Chester, Vermont. Insurance and Collections. T ARROWS to CO., Wholesale and Ketau li Di-rs In Ca" of all kind.. Office No. 33 Main Street, Brattleboro. lfiyl ... C. F. R. JENNE Successor to Sherman & jean -INSURANCE- ESTABLISHED l.N 1M, Fire, Mutual Life, Accident, Plat fib, ., plovers Liability, Elevator, HamwdbS Boiler, Tornado Indemnity and Sum. i North German Lloyd S. S. Co. ?? LUCIUS W. ADAMS Successor to J. A. Tavloi. Freighting and Jobbing of all kinds. Office, No. 10 Main street. TelcphoMaiii BAILEY'S REAL ESTATE Bells Everything. Addrem ::: F. J. BAILEY, Rftber Block. Hrattlpbort.lt LEON C. WHITE. Electrician. Headquarters at Electric Light station, JDUH1EAVT, Custom Tailor. Ryther . Block. Cleaning, repairing and pressing. MORAN & CO. UNDERTAKERS AND EMBALMERS. NO. 10 MAIS STREET. Telephone Connections Day and Kight. Day call, 54-4. Night calls, 27-4 and 146-23. DON'T GET SOARED! Because someone has told yoc tint ELECTRICITY iaeipensmta household use. iDTestigatctorrov elf; get our prices fur mattriit and installation for electrical ptr poses, and ask the customed whom we will refer yon. We equip houses with call feelav annunciators, burglar alarmt, pi lighters, complete electric Ugtatioj. VAUGHAM t SARGENT ELECTRIC Q. BRATTLEBORO, VT. H. E. BOND & CO. Funeral Directors and Furnishers. IT Main Street, Brattleboro, Vk "Do you know what a rainy Sunday means?" inquired the philosopher on the car coming down hill last Sunday. Water was falling in sheets; the air was full of moisture, the wind carried an occasional swirl which splashed good folks on their way to church, and the morning was entirely disagreeable. "Think of the loss which a rainy Sun day brings," he said. "How many out ings do you imagine have been spoiled by this downpour? Fancy the fathers and mothers who would take their boys and girls out for a stroll, for an airing, on the only day In the whole week when that opportunity affords. How many disappointments there must be. Plans made through the week are all blockaded; families are kept indoors, the children fret and cannot understand why the picnic arranged for Sunday, and all talked over in ad vance, is postponed. Some of us, who have an outing every day, do not con sider these matters, and a rainy Sun day does not disturb us. But remem ber the laborers, the men in the shops, the women in the kitchens, who look forward to every Sunday as literally a day of rest. It's the only chance they get to commune with nature, and when Sunday brings such a drenching- rain as this thousands of people are filled with regret." BROOKS HOUSE STABLE! C. S. STOCKWELL, Prop. VILLAGE, HACkT COUPE M BAGGAGE SERVICE. WE have complete sublet and hnsl Hack, Baggage and Coupe terrine all trains. We furnish Hacks for ttlUK work of all kinds, both night and da;, fu gle and Double Teams furnished at (iwt notice. Good horses. Good serrin u reasonable prices. Everything new. Gin us a call. Stable open day and night. Telephone orders to stable or BtooB Mouse. TO REPRESENT VERMONT. Rifle Team Practicing for National Competition at Seagirt. The rifle team which is to represent the 1st Inf. V. N. G., in the competition of the National Rifle association at Seagirt, N. S., September 8 and 9, went Sept. I to Fort Ethan Allen at Burling ton for two days' practice at the range. While the team is there the new chev rons and stripes for the non-commis sioned officers will be issued and put on the uniforms by the military tailor at the fort. Dress uniforms will be worn by the team on the trip, and be sides those they will take khaki uni forms, mess kettles, cups, overcoats, and whatever else will be needed dur mg tne journey. The officers carry rifles, belts, bayonets, and side arms. The following officers and men have been selected to represent the state in the competition: Lieut-Col. C. M, Bonett. MaJ. H. Edward Dyer, Capt, Patrick J. Rogers. Co. E; Lieut. Perley F. Johnson, Co. G; Sergeant Fayette Miller, Co, I; First Sergt. Charles I. Spaulding, Co. M: First Sergt. Clarence H. Senter, Co. H: Company Qm.-Sergt Clarence A. Case, Co. F; Sergt. Stephen H. Hastings, Co. D; Sergt. Elroy J. Brown. Co. C: Corn. Hugh J. Betterley. Co. I; Corp. James R. Milne. Co. E; Private Garten Isaac, Co. F; Private Stickney Olney, Co. A; Lieut. William A, Ide, adjutant and quartermaster; team captain, Charles F. Burnham, captain and Inspector of rifle practice. Gen. Milaa'a Last Report. In a report to the secretary of war Just before his retirement, Lieut-Gen. Nelson A. Miles made some recom mendations concerning the army that have Just been made public. Gen. Miles makes important suggestions for the remodeling of the army organ ization. He proposes to minimize the cavalry branch and to equip a strong corps of war motor cycles and armed automobiles in its place. He favors mounted riflemen, but says the horse is far less important than formerly; an auto will take his place in the next war. Another Barre girl. Pirena Calcasmi. 14 years old. was seriously burned Fri day while lighting a gasoline stove. An explosion occurred In which the girl's face and bands were badly burned. Drink mi and the world drinks with you, or you can drink it alone. Best places hare It. It's better flavored and purer than any for , elgn gin. 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