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THE WINDHAM COUNTY REFORMER, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 1903.
if. UIHilM THE VEBMONT PKIHTIMQ CO., Publisher! Subscriptions. Per year, f 1.(10; six months T5 ont ; four months, Ml emu ; per copy ft i'wu All siinsoriptions urn imyamu in auvanco. nam. pie ooples will be iiiaili-ii true on riuut. NTFHSO AT SRATTli SOM POST OFPICf Al MCOHO CLAMMAK BRATTLEBORO, FRIDAY, KOV. 80, 1903 Million and a Title. The marriage of Miss May doelet, wealthy New York society woman, to the duke of Roxburghe, affords anoth er opportunity for the newspapers to Indulge In high Rounding denunciation of young women who nre willing to "trade their millions" American mil lions, mind you, for "the empty hon or of a royal title." It occurs to us that In this "trade." conditions nre not so much different from those of ordinary marriages. She gets a man, presumably, good, had or Indifferent, as human nature runs, just as other girls do when they marry: he happens to have a tille, which is not his fault. It isn't an "empty" one because his country is a monarchy and In fairly good standing, even with Americans. His record, as far as published, would compare favorably with those of American men in Miss Goelet's social set. He gets a woman, presumably, good. bad, or indifferent, as human nature runs, Just as other men do when they marry; she happens to have money which is not her fault. It Is not her fault, either, that, though an American girl, she has been reared in an arti ficial atmosphere of idleness nnd lux ury, a member of that set of weary, strained nleasure seekers at which the good citizenship of the whole coun try is looking disgustedly askance. There you are. Isn't it a pretty good "trade?" What Is there to kick about? It is true that Miss Goelet will take several millions of dollars to England with her. but the duke needs them and we don't. Million aires and 'airt'sses nre found on every bush here in America and they crowd us working people dreadfully. All marriages are "trades," in a sense, and somebody generally gets left in them; It is only when both parties are poor, honest, willing to work and In love with each other that the bargain approaches fairness. Nev ertheless, everybody Is bound to "trade," and probably always will. The thoughtful will not scoff at such a marriage by an American heiress to millions. She can never marry, as a girl of less wealth might, and be sure that she, herself, and not her money, is her husband's choice. If, then, she wants a home and children of her own she must try to secure in mar riage, other Interests and advantages, besides those of love, on which she dare not count, to fill her life. Of course the average newspaper writer does not consider the subject of love at all In connection with the mar riage of a Title and Millions. Hut to us the duke of Roxburghe and Miss Goelet are human beings, the money and position accidents of fortune and we can't help entertaining the de lightful possibility that the two may be in love with each other. Which would make It all very Inter esting and knock the Amerlcan-Brlt-lsh-millions-empty honor arguments to smithereens! Congressman Willlum R. Hearst, Judge Alton B. Parker and Col. George 11. Me Clullan, nil of New York, Richard Olney, Judge Clark of North Caro linn, and Thomas L. Johnson of Ohio, all are or have been among the men tloned to any nothing of the Irroprea Hlble Hryan. Of these m'en, Orover Cleveland would probably make the strongest candidate especially with the conservative element of the democ racy; Judge Purker nnd Judge Gray are both able men, the former a fa vorite In the west and the lattpr In the middle states. Gorman is admired but not wholly trusted and Hearst has a strong hold on popular favor among the working people through his opposi tion to trusts and his efforts, through his newspapers ond otherwise, in be half of the interests of labor. He Is a rather unique figure among mllllon- ilres and the sons of millionaires in that he works and Is actively Interested n the world's work. While his Jour nalistic methods nre sneered at in some limners as "yellow," and all fash ioned for the glory of Hearst, yet It Is nevertheless true that he has done, through them, great nnd Muting good j for the common people, and that he holds, iir a large measure, their respect and confidence. be used and a fair price charged. The Christinas treea'brlng a good price in the city markets and the Vermont end of the enterprise should get Its share of the profits. It has become quite the fashion in Vermont of late to push forward the farmer's claim at all times and in all places, the public mind having some how got the Impression that the far mer is a much abused personnge. The Montpeller Journal points out. In con nection with somebody's suggestion of a farmer Tor the next governor, that Vermont farmers always have hod an opportunity nnd several times have elected governors from their ranks and that they have been us well represent ed in the executive chair In Vermont as any other class of men except the lawyers who should be an exception since they have special training along the lines of government. Vermont may not be represented at the St. Iouis exposition with the other states, but Bhe has her crank at the White house with the best of 'em. Mr. Hryan is calling loudly for conscience campaign" In which, he thinks, the democratic party would have little competition from the repub lican lenders. The republican newspapers nre will ing to admit that Mayor Klect George B. Mc Clcllan of New York Is a "very respectable man himself." Come, now, that's something. There Is yet hope for the poor, misguided metropolis. Thanks to Editor Parker of the Bradford Opinion we shall all be able to have turkeys for Thanksgiving. He has tlrmly decreed that they shall come lown olT their high-price perch before that time. No more anxiety on that score. It can't be so bad at the house of correction with a keeper who "whoops 'er up" occasionally with a minstrel show and rag time songs nnd dances. The ubiquitous coon, a characteristic feature of Vermont enterprises, Is like wise there and the Thanksgiving show Is bound to be a howling success. New York City's schools have for some time been Inadequate, for the accommodation of its growing num bers of pupils and now It is about to erect the largest school building in the world, six stories high, with room for 4,500 children. Talk about race suicide! There are lots of folks grow ing up, yet. The Morrlsville Messenger gives the following able translation of the presi dent's recent message to congress. We Leslie's Weekly holds that the decla im! of the Alaskan boundary commis sion was not a victory, but merely a vindication for the I'nlted States, since we only h.-ivo what we bought from Russia and were entitled to have. On the other hand, we have lost the Port land canal to the sea which we thought belonged to us. This pelnt, the only one at Issue, it says. Canada won; and It wonders why the two Canndlan com missioners declined to sign the de cision, unless they were seeking public favor In Canada. The ways of politi cians nre past finding out. The whole outcry over the Alaskan matter may be a menns adopted by a few schemers to turn the tide of popular feeling more strongly toward Independence. Mr. Clement, It is announced, pro poses, as the work of the next state administration, the reduction of state expenses, the construction of two trunk state highways and the retention of the local option liquor law. Now some body suggests that the next governor be asked to change Thanksgiving Pay from Thursday to Saturday or Mon day, so as to save splitting the week Just a little matter of ripping up an old, established custom In the face of pack of stubborn, conservative Yankees, and the president's proc lamation. It Ib often asserted that the office of governor of Vermont is a mere empty honor nothing doing but It looks like a good, stiff Job piling up for the next Incumbent. MATTERS OF OPIN.ION. 8alotad from tha Editorial Column of Our Esteemed Contemporaries. The People Are to Blame. Springfield, Mass., Union. In this state yesterday, perhaps 75 per cent, of the registered voters took the trouble to go to the polls. At the party caucuses, not over 10 per cent, took part. Those who did not attend the primaries complain that the par ties tire badly managed, that grafters are in control and thnt honest, faith ful nnd efticlent men are not nominat ed. Those who did not vote, complain that the best men were not elected. This Is a government of the people regulated by the people. The parties are run by two classes, the self-sacrificing men who honestly strive to give the people good government and the men who seek their own selfish ends. In this state, grafters seldom get the upper hnnd, and they would not thrive anywhere If the people would do their duty. It Is they who hold the power, and they must abide the consequences If they fall to assert It. No man who neglects the duty of attending the cau cuses and of voting on election day has a right to complain If the public treasury is plundered. By his negli gence he has aided the grafters. And Everybody Mutt Be Thankful. Randolph Herald and News. The latest Instance of executive clemency comes from St. Johnsbury. Look for something every week now; It's getting on toward Thanksgiving. Spare the Week, Spoil the Custom. St. Albans Messenger. There is a good deal to be said in favor of the Idea that Thanksgiving lay should fall on Saturday or Mon day, so that the two days of the week when business Is closed may come together and not cause such a splitting up of the week ns is occasioned by the present custom of fixing upon Thurs day for the holiday. Why cannot the next governor of Vermont take the lead and make the Innovation. The experiment for one year will disturb nobody, at all events. The citizens of every town In the state ought to draw a practical home lesson from the revolting story of the Westfleld pauper, who suffered cruelty that can only be conjectured from the condition of her poor, emaciated wounded body. If the authorities of We3tfleld had turned her out into the fields and woods. Nature would have been kinder to her than was the wo man who bid the lowest for her care. Two of a Kind. St. Albans Messenger. The Colombian government came to full stop at Colon. When your Uncle Samuel says Panama, you can depend upon It that he Is not talking through his hat. Discretion ve. Valor Again. Leslie's Weekly. Fulthfulness In the performance of official duty even down to the small est details is always commendable, but when it is carried to an extreme, such as that exhibited the other day by certain customs officials on our northern border at Newport, Vt., one is strongly reminded of the wooden stupidity of the wooden creatures who figure in the stories of Lewis Car roll, with the difference that the lat ter are really amusing, while the im migration officials make one weary. In the Instance In question two Eng lish delegates to n recent commercial congress In Montreal were held up on their return trip to Boston and de tained for ten hours at Newport, be cause they failed to produce medical certificates as required by the new Immigration law. Of course the lack of these was a mistake, but being slight and obviously unintentional, a THE MEDDLER. " Iht tout fii ful it en " Cecil C. Turner and Patrick L. Shea who huve this week received first cluss licenses to aell liquor, are In an excep tionnlly good position to help the II cense cause In this state. They have the chance to show the people of Jlrat- tleboro and Vermont how the sale of liquor ought to be conducted, and If they couple with the requirements of the law a liberal portion of determina tion In the right direction and common sense their example ought to be bene flclal to all Interested In the cause of temperance. This applies particular ly to Mr. Shea who has the distinction of being the first proprietor of a II censed saloon In this town. If he en ters upon his new vocation with i firm resolve to live up to the letter of the law and conduct the snle of liquor as It ought to be conducted, honestly and straightforwardly, he can demon strate to all fair minded persons that an open saloon causes far less trouble than any partly concealed establish ment. To do this will require more than an ordinary amount of determination and an untainted sense of right and wrong, but The Meddler firmly believes that events will prove that Mr. Shea possesses these qualities. The ac tion of the license commissioners in granting a saloon license shows that they believe In giving this method a thorough trial, and that they consider Mr. Shea eminently fitted for the trust Imposed upon him. If subsequent events should show that ' they are wrong, Uratileboro can reply upon their taking prompt action. It could hardly be called a public hearing that the license commissioners gave Saturday evening. As a matter of fact the proceedings were heard by 30 or 40 people at the most, while almost three times as many stood In the town hall corridor craning their necks in an attempt to catch what they could of the goings-on. Several people more than casually Interested In the result of the hearing were unable to get within earshot, to say nothing of the many who had a right to know what was going on for the simple rea son that they were citizens of the town. In a matter of such Interest to the pub lic there Is no excuse for using such cramped quarters. Festival hall is large enough to hold all who are likely to at tend, and The Meddler sees no reason why it should not be used on such oc casions. 4vW.. Y. The Soap That Outshines All Is rfht It is different thivn. other scalps. Makes woolens and linens as soft as velvet and wKite as snow, with out shrinking or weakening the fibre. Wash in the "Sunlight way." it's less labor, hence more in favor. ASK FOR "LAUNDRY" SHAPE SUNLIGHT BRATTLEBORO BUSINESS DIRECTORY GEO. H. G0RHAM. at. D Whitney nlock. Main Htrvel, llrattltlx.ro. Practice llmitou to the diseases or tin- r.ye, rjr, innai ana Kim. (Mice hours : 9: 36 to 12. 1 P4 p. In., Tues days and Fridays only. Remainder of week at Hollows t aim. u T"R. GEO B. ANDERSON. Physician and nurploon. fruits ami nviiicniw, w mu Htrwt. Nursery, In all It branches, a specialty, office hours; until 10 a.m., t to 2 :.' p. in., fi:30 to It evening. Telephone, "Brooks House." 2tf If common humanity demands that we care for our weak and unfortunate j sensible nnd resourceful official would have found some Immediate way out at all, it surely demands thnt the little we do be done kindly and decently. Religion in Business. The Rockefellers, father and son, evidently take a very different view of the business policy of the Standard Oil company from that entertained by the public. Otherwise, young Mr. Rocke feller would not have the nerve to In dulge in confiding, heart to heart talks with his Sunday school as he does the incredulous chuckling of the pub lic would disconcert him. His pa, too, would not enjoy telling in public places of the personal comfort he gets out of religion, if he saw the greedy, grasping tentacles of his octopus trust at work ns others see them. The Rockefellers are very fluent , Sunday school speakers. The motif of their verbal compositions runs this way: The man who charges too mucn for his groceries will not succeed very long; a man may fool the people some times, but can never fool Almighty God; the requirements of a Christian life and a successful business career are exactly in line with each other, te turf?, te turn, turn, turn you know the rest, It Is an old, familiar strain, From what little the outside public Is allowed to know of the marvelous Inner workings and of the amazing achievements of the oil trust, simple A B C of course to the Rockefellers, this incongruity of words and works must be another example of the sub conscious conviction man has that the laws of God and man were not made for him, but for all other men. We have transcendent spiritual conceptions; we .revel seasonably In uplifted longings and unselfish desires and the straight little path that other men ought to fol low uphill to glory Is as plain as day to us. But business business, you know, has its er peculiar demands and limitations. The public which has long been writhing under the extortions of this mighty trust, will not be able to get much spiritual food out of the Sunday school rhapsodies of its pillars. One good example, It feels, would be worth many fine precepts. ommend It to all who have been too The citizens of a town may not care busy to read the original. "Gentle- to spend a great deal of money on the men, get on to your Job and pass the laws necessary for reciprocity with Cuba, regardless of every private or trust Interest." The Newport Express and Standard says that "probably a large percent age of people In Orleans county never heard of Hon. Zed S. Stanton anyway." How unfortunate for the people and how humiliating an admission for the Express and Standard! Why don't it brace up and keep Its readers better posted? ' An eleventh hour panic arises In some quarters lest Vermont be dubbed a foolish virgin In not having ap peared with a good bright light, along with the wise ones at the St. Louis feast. Alas, her lamp Is empty! Will the legislature turn out at this un seemly hour and fill it for her? That's oeer the question, now. paupers in their community that Is generally understood but they can at least see that such unfortunates are not abused. The newspaper reporter extols, the presence of mind of the woman who, when her gasoline can exploded, smothered the flames about her Viead with her skirts; but he falls to note the utter absence of wisdom or discre tion evidenced by her attempt to clean, with gasoline, a stove In which a Are was burning. The open season for deer called forth some poetic Ideas, clothed fetch- ingly in pastoral language, from the state press; but the farmers are think ing thoughts about the deer that could be expressed only In plainest prose. To most of them the "pretty creatures" are an unmitigated nuisance which they are helpless to rid themselves of, and the final total of 754 slaughtered this season will not be displeasing to them. Collier's Weekly declares that Tam many's recent victory In New York "In the teeth of all reason" was due to the fact that there are so many people who do not relish virtue themselves, though willing to Inflict It upon others. "Many of the police and firemen," It says, "voted against Mayor Low because they lost Improper privileges under him. Hundreds were disgusted by the commissioner of health, because no man likes to be vaccinated against his will, or forced to fix his own drain, or stop music nt midnight because he is a public nuisance, or-spend money In cleanness If he Is a barber. Others were preoccupied about their Sunday Others about their taxes. Each of us would rather be an exception to the strict demeanor required for civic progress. As soon as It touches us personally, reform Is an undue check to liberty." The growing tendency among Americans to allow others the liberties they themselves are fond of, Is pleasant; but it would be better for us as a nation If we could keep our selves up to the mark of our Ideal of good citizenship and expect the same effort of others. of the difficulty, and not have sub jected two Innocent travelers to a de lay that must have been highly exas perating, and might easily have been serious had It cost them the loss of a steamer connection. We might ex pect such things to occur In China, but not in a country supposedly gov erned and officered by wldeawnke Americans. The Incident recalls at tention to the fact that, while men who obey orders strictly are numer ous, they are few who under unfore seen circumstances know how to ex ercise a wise discretion. Does the President Know It? rMiddlebtiry Register. ' The Springfield Republican refuses to recognize the new republic of Pan nma. That settles the question. A well behaved dog, like a well be have child, always an object of ndmlration while an ill mannered canine is about as much of a nuisance as some youngsters. The Meddler has seen. Brattleboro has its share of both kinds of dogs and children but it Is the former that are under discussion There are perhaps a dozen or so dogs In different parts of this town that seem to delight in chasing teams, bul lying other members of their kind and making themselves generally disagree able. Now it's not the fault of the ani mals themselves that they enjoy such an existence for dogs certainly delight to bark and bite unless they are taught to take pleasure in less annoying pas times. The trouble comes because the owners do not take pains to bring up their pets in the way they should go. It is something more than a nuisance to be driving down Main street and have a big cur suddenly Jump at one's horse with all the apparent ferocity of a wild beast, and one's good nature Is not increased by having a valuable puppy maimed by the teeth of some Ill-natured brute twice its size. No matter how great may be a dog's pre tentions to breeding it loses Its place as man's best friend the minute its pleasure becomes a public nuisance. The Meddler. GEO. B0BEBTS, M. D.. Surgery and diseases of Women a specially. Office, Crosby mock, leiepnone. A I. MILLER Jf. D.. I'liTslclan and 8nr- geoii, Hooker Block, Hrattleboro. Vt. Of fice hour : 8 till V. 1 to 2. 6:30 to . C. F. R. JENNE ... Successor to ghernian jenne, -INSURANCE ESTAHLlBHt.O !K liT. Fire, Mutual Life, Accident. Plate Glwt. En. plovers Liability, Klevstor, Hartford Steia Holler, Tornado Indemnity and .Surety frudi North German Lloyd 8. S. Co. i;a LUCIUS W. ADAMS, Successor to J. A. Tavlok. CI. PBATT. M. D.. t North Main street, Hraui.Uiro. office hours: until 9 a.m.. I to 3 :3U p. m., 6:30 to 8 p. 111. 411 T R. J. W. OREOfJ Ofhc over Thomas1 Drugstore. Hours: t to 12 a. in.; 2 to S p. m. Telephone 2n-i2. DENTISTRY in all Its branches. Teeth ex. traded without pain. it. R. Ki.vkrad l. V. 8., 83 Main Htreet. 2tf C 7. BABBEB. D. D. B.. Cnlon Block, over (reu! s urug store. Jtrattieooro, i. I ".B. C. 8. CLABK. Dentist, Whitney block. urattiuburo. leiepnone. 71 DB. F. 0. PETTEE. Dentist, Crosby block, over iiolueu's drug store. 4tf DB. A. KNAPP. Dentist, Hooker Block, op posite Hrooka House, Hrattleboro. f B L. 8. EDWABD8. Ientlst. office and resl mJ dence It l'roeiwct street. Telephone 141-13 BACON & HOOKER. Attorneys at Law. 12 and 14 I'llcry Ituilding. JOHN E. GALE. Attorney at Law, Guilford, IE. SHERWIN. Attorney and Counsellor at I .aw. Chester. Vermont. Insurauce and Freighting and Jobbing of all kinds. Office, No. 10 Main street. Telei.ln.np all 121-11 BAILEFS REAL ESTATE AGENCY. Sells Everything. Addrmc ::: F. J. BAILEY, ::: R vtber Klock. Hrattleboro, Tt. BRATTLEBORO GAS LIGHT COMPY FfRXISH CAS & ELECTRIC LIGHTS "1 hours each day the year round. Rockwell & Sherwin, Hanufacturere of and dealers in FINE CARRIAGES AND SLEIGHS. Rkpaibiso is all Bkanchei. A. W. ROCKWELL. H. S. .SHERWB. Elm Street, Brattleboro, Vt. Collections. t ARROWS II CO.. Wholesale and Retail t D.mIit in Owls of all kinds. Otnce No. 33 Mam Strret, Brat tleboro. lSyl f DUNLEAVY. Custom Tailor, J K vt her Huick. Cluaning, repairing and pressing. LEON C. WHITE. Electrician. Headquarters at Electric Light Station. The Grapes Arc Sour. St. AlbanH Messenger. Not every man that makes a virtue of declining the nomination for gov ernor ha ever stood a ghost of a chance of getting It In the iirst place. Common Sens the Guide. Rutland News. This Is the time of the year when the city man visits many sections of Vermont after small spruce trees for Christmas trade. It is bad enough to rob the beautiful forests for lumber purposes, but when it comes to cut ting down small trees. It is high time a halt was called. We hope to see the time when every land owner will be proud enough of the small spruce Oh these women, with their curious trees to say "no to the city solicitor. Whose Name I Legion. The name of the next democratic presidential candidate is legion. G rover Cleveland, Judge George Gray of Del aware, Arthur P. Gorman of Maryland, estimates of values! One, up In Bur Ilngton, has scolded her husband until he has fled, leaving her with three children to support. He probably left his pipe around and forgot to wipe his feet. Another woman, in Brandon, ran the length of her kitchen to the sink, with a mouthful of carbolic acid that she had taken by mistake. She burned her face and mouth frightfully, but she saved her carpet! The hue and cry about the Invasion of Vermont's forests by Christmas tree choppers from the cities seems to us entirely unnecessary if a little common sense on the part of wood land owners may be reckoned on. Discreet selec tion and consideration of the future value of the property should of course The sooner it comes the better. Wat erbury Record. We are given to understand that the pruning out of the small trees, if done judiciously and properly, is not only no damage to the forests, but a posi tive advantage. Who Is right about this matter? Certainly Vermont wish es all its resources utilized. Keep on Your Cushion. Bennington Banner and Reformer. The young man who thinks he must break away from home and butt into doubtful company and questionable places of amusement to make his way in the world should draw a lesson from the common pin- The pin lying in the gutter or under the ash pile may be just as good as the one stuck in the cushion, but when we want a straight, serviceable pin for an important duty we go to the cushion for it and not to the dust heap in dirty corner. The Congressional Level. Randolph Herald anil News. Cnptala Hobson seems determined to spoil flis career. First he Inaugu rated his famous kissing campaign, then he sought the lecture platform, and now to make the downfall com plete he wants to go to congress. Bennington Reformer. Some years ago, at a public gather ing, the Hon. Frank Plumley of Northfield, in introducing the Hon. H. Henry Powers, spoke about as fol lows: "Formerly, Vermont had a Judge, upright and honored. Of a sudden, he began to show signs of degeneracy, went from bad to worse and finally became a congressman." The laugh was general. Mr. Powers arose slowly and with mock serious ness remarked that he "was Indeed sorry for the fate in store for Mr. Plumley, since everyone believed that sooner or later he, too, would sink to that same low level." The laugh was considerably on the Hon. Frank then. "Times Have Changed Since Then." Richmond, Va., Times-Dispatch. The southern states did not make war upon the United States; they se ceded, but all that they asked was to be let alone. They did not propose to Interfere with other, states which remained in the Union. They did not propose to coerce any state into the confederacy nor to lift their hand against the United States of the North. They proposed simply to withdraw from the Union. The president of the United States at that time thought that secession was a thing not to be tolerated, and he called for troops to whip the South back into the Union. But sentiment In Washington has changed since that day. President Roosevelt and his secretary of state and the members of his cabinet evi dently think thnt secession In Panama is a very beautiful thing and full of righteousness. "O. noble secessionists.-" say they, "peace be unto you. Have a canal with us." Some Day. (Contributed to the Reformer.) j Some Day! Oh, telt me where you stay, I It is so very far away, j I've heard of you, It seems alway. i Some Day, Some Day. I 1 ; When but a child at mother's knee, I asked her questions one, two, three. This answer she oft gave to me, Some Day, Some Day. Some Day when you have older grown. Some Day these truths will be your own. Some Day the secrets be made known. Some Day, Some Day. Joys which the present fain would grasp You hold so close within your clasp, Hope whispers gently as we pass, Some Day, Some Day. Is Hope the messenger you send. Its brightness with our lives to blend. And cheer us onward to the end Some Day, Some Day? Is it so very, very fair The reason that you linger there While thousands long your Joys to share Some Day. Some Day? Nellie Tina Eddy. MORAN & CO. UNDERTAKERS AND EMBALMERS. NO. 10 MAIS STBKKT. Telephone Connections Say and Night. Day call. Mi. Mght calls, 37-4 and 14ti-23. I H. E. BOND & CO. j I Funeral Directors I and Furnishers. at I 17 Main Street, Hrattleboro, Vt. I DON'T GET SCARED! Because someone baa told you that ELECTRICITY to eiptwiw for household use. JnreMigato for jonr iielf; get our prices for materUU and installation for electrical pur poses, and aek the cusiomera to whom we will refer you. We equip house with call bell, annunciators, Imrglar alarma, lighters, complete electric lighting. VAUGHAN & SARGENT ELECTRIC CD. BRATTLEBORO, VT. Shy on History. Windsor Journal. Principal H. J. Stannard of Barton, In hia excellent address before the teachers' association at St. Johnsbury recently, made a strong plea for bet ter informed teachers. He Illustrat ed his point by several rather amusing examples. "One who has taught for two years Informed me," said he, "through the medium of a teachers' examination, that the Spanish-American war was caused by the depreda tions of American missionaries in Spain and other countries," and anoth er, when asked who Molly Stark was, said "when the troops were marching through trie village or Lexington, Mol ly Stark stuck her head from a second story window and, unfurling a flag, shouted, "Shoot, If you must, this old gray head, but spare your country's flag, she said.' " MAKE MONEY BY SAVING MONEY This old fashioned rule is as sure to day as ever. By using Electric Power, you do It. It is the cheapest and best power known. Cheapest to instal, most economical to operate, perfectly safe, always r dy; no wages to pay to engi neer or tlreman; only a turn of the switch. We can furnish any amount wanted, from one-eighth horse power upward at reasonable rate. 48-4t BRATTLEBORO GASLIGHT CO., OFFICE 6, CROSBY BLOCK. Choice Farm Loans In Eastern Washington and No. Dakota are worthy of an early Investigation on the part or carelul inT.-M,.r as of enng the greatest inducement Tor the sale ami profitable employment of idle or surplus funds. ''"r carerull selected Farm Loan net five per cent, interest and form an unquestioned sernritr. TeMors1''01' co,l,''ndeoc from In- VT. LOAN & TRUST CO. Brattlctx.ro, Vt. F. B.PUTNAM, General Agent. &CTaylw whkaiss, Impart strangta ass rAgm. A Peace Proclamation. t Bradford Opinion. Thanksgiving would not seem to be really approaching If we did not read of the high price that turkeys will bring this season. It has always been thus and the anxious head of the house has spent nights of worry over the ex oroitant price which he would be likely to have to pay for the luxunr. for ! P.DflU'VC CHtlDHFS Thanksgiving would not be Thanks- I .,.., Like to Take It. giving without that bird. Tet when I I TllCIB DISEASFS. the time to purchase the annual turkey ' RELIEF. Vfr tFFtweo ff r.lh ,.. vary many cents a pound from the av erage. Despite these alarming stories of high turkeys let not your souls be troubled. Turkeys may roost high now but before the eventful day they will come low enough for all to obtain. Keep the Wind and Gold Out of your house by putting on some OUTSIDE WINDOWS and WEATHER STRIPS around the doors. You can get them at reasona ble prices of ROBBINS & C0WLE5, Brooks House Block. V Doctors Remedy liKUYYYS INSTANT REUFF. cms. tefaJgsr COME IN and look over the NEW GOODS ... FOR ... Fall and Winter. "ops tke Couch ana work oil the Cold. l'TrTin,n,"- Tablet, enre a eotd W. H. HAIGH Custom Tailor, ELLIOT ST.. BRATTLEBi""'- CUT FLOWERS. You can alwsvs find a ni M of Cut Flowers ami P" Plants for all occasin- A'!0 Floral Designs at rea'0t' prices. V