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WINDHAM COUNTY REFORMER, BRATTLEIJORO, VT., FRIDAY. SEPTEMBER 15, i05.
WMhm founts Reformer IHI VWM0HT rEIimHO CO., mblUJwrt Subwrlpticme.-lVrTiwr.ll.Mi.li month! 4il.ul-urli.iiou. ro ii.yal.le in mItmiw pi, ..lee wtll l i.iU Jr.- ou riu.l Th. Reformer cn.rifo. are cent. per line of eantoor tVnk, own In Uvni olwlrteU U. wtlu..nt. woeenU a word Mrtlou nd one eent word for eoh tiiuw y,"Uni.r?loii. Utopia? u ud .nphcatiun. . the Ullery building, Brnttlelwro, jn.t below tbe usss ho!...;-... BMbui' ..ffrei:?,1 uid the Hefonner I'rlnt Bh"P "'.'" 1 Ernes. I i"1"5' D,,,,,,",K- Printed every Friday afternoon. BBtTTLEBOKO. gRIDAT. SEPT. 1. 1905 Regular Attendance at 8ohool. The Rutlund New recommend the enforcement, to the letter, of the tru ancy law u a partial mean of In creaslnn school attendance In that city and of reducing Ua future record of crime. This reminds ua that the most grlevoua complulnt made by our own teachers during the paat two years. In regard to conditions for effective work, was that of the Irregular attendance of pupils. The records showed that non-attendance was more common In periods of good health and good weath er than during stormy terms and when epidemics of disease were prevailing. This points conclusively to a lack of discipline In the home. It Is a good time, at the beginning of theworkoftheBchool year, for par ents to consider their duties In con nection with the education of their children and the maintenance of good schools. They can and should do more than to pay their school taxes. They should see, for one thing, that their children get up In the morning In time to be properly washed, clother and fed and still get to school promptly at the appointed time. It Is absurd for par ents to criticise and condemn teach ers, methods, or educational systems In connection with the unsatisfactory progress of their children in mental attainments, when they allow those children to be unnecessarily absent or tardy. The best educational methods and the wisest Instructors will not avail for an absent pupil. If parents are so weak or so Indif ferent as to fall In this matter of com pelling prompt and regular attendance at school, such authority as, school, village or state laws or regulations give along this line should be exer cised unflinchingly In behalf of better schools and more satisfactory results. It Is not fair to expect everything of teachers and school boards. They are often criticised and not always un duly. But they have their trials and grievances as well as their faults. Co operation of home and school and com munity Is absolutely necessary, for justice and best results to all concern ed. Yet It seldom exists In developed and effective form. Let the parents of Windham county try ihe experiment 'this year of a strict enforcement of the domestic prompt-to-school law, let them Insist on plen ty of sleep for their youngsters, at a sacrifice of social rather than school or home d'uties; on fresh air and wholesome food and out-door exercise. Send the children to school thus equipped, with the understanding that they must adapt themselves, tempor arily, at least, to the rules and stand ards prevailing In the school, and see what the result of the year's work will be. ' . If It Is not good, there will then be an opportunity to search for short comings 'elsewhere. You will have done youf most urgent duty. It is of ten argued that parents should co operate and encourage by visiting the schools oftener; but all parents can not do this. Their time is occupied by other Insistent duties. If they get their children to school promptly. In good moral and physical condition, the leachers should be able to do the rest. The relations of home and school in the cause of education should be some thing like those of the father and mother of a child. There should be mutual respect and consideration and co-operation in a common and unself ish desire for the well being of the child the world' symnath" may safely and helpfully go out. JttniPs Mitchell's case Is sad one. but he Is not a proper candidate for sympathy. Ut us give him. In our state prison, comfortable clothing and Mhelter. wholesome foodl kind treat ment and work for even a blind man can work and most of them who are Innocent of crime have to and then let him serve out his sentence. The blessings enumerated are more than many an honest man receives. Liberty, however, which Is every honest man's right and his dearest possession, should never be granted a convicted murderer. The Japanese public seem to be suffering more poignantly than Ver mont ever MI for the link of that knowledge which they deem their right of "every last little detail" of a mat ter of public business. A padlock, used mure than one hun dred years ago at the stale prison, the key to which weighs a pound and a half, has recently been discovered at Enfield. N. H. Why was It ever dis carded? It was probably never un locked by a duplicate key. made of wire or hoop Iron. Was It too nearly Invulnerable for modern prison pur poses ? The better material you get In a pri vate soldier, the less he bothers his head about social equality. San An tonio Express. This Is as true outside the army as In It. A self respecting person Is bound to rise to his proper level and wants to rise no further. The man who Is unable to respect himself Is always anxious lest others should not do so. how It could have started without some foundation In truth. He advocates a thorough Investigation, not only of the tory and Its source, but of the place of burial, and a report of findings, un der oath. He thinks that If this Is a lie, It Is one which should be run down. The story whs stoutly denied, soon after Its appearance In the newspapers, but upon whose authority we do not know. If the denial was made upon the testimony of state prison officials, unaccompanied by tangible proof. It certainly should not now bear convict lug weight upon the public mind. If the prison official have been conspir ing with prisoners, right along, against the claims of stale Justice, there Is in. better way to hci their opera tion than to uueurth a few cases and nnike of them profound examples. The state should still preserve respect for Its own discipline If Its servants have lost theirs. MATTERS OF OPINION. Selected from the Editorial Columns of Our Esteemed Contemporaries. Sheriff Peck, of Windsor county, and Superintendent Lovell, of the state prison. have been tried and found wanting. They would gain friends by resigning at once and tack ling something they can handle hold ing a -plow handle or husking corn. Bristol Herald. Vermont Is In disgrace. Her officials at the state's prison are nothing more ,h,.n lot of dndunks. nt only to car ry swill to swine. Burlington Clipper. Why specify farming as the fittest field for Inefficiency? Peck and Lovell might And Jobs in some newspaper offices without dunger of deteriorating ef fects. Meanwhile Rutland, not to be out done, has a mysterious assailant of women who uses chloroform and vio lence and who is as good a candidate as Vermont has ever had for a dose of the undecorated Justice of the frontier. Wilmington Times. Vermont never had such a candidate, good, bad or indifferent. Public senti ment In Vermont Is so utterly unlm pregnated with vengeance or a de mand for retribution that It is hard to secure ' the administration of the or dinary Justice prescribed by law. lest It should savor of vengeance Instead of correction. Vermont Is so far from the frontier as to be in danger of losing the sense of self protection. The Springfield Republican recom mends Vermont as "a hunting grouna for presidential candidates" In con nection with the recent visits to this state of Vice President Fairbanks and Secretary Shaw. All hunting trips of this nature, to Vermont or elsewhere, will be fruitless, however, as long as Theodore Roosevelt retains his pres ent hold on public favor and Is a pos sible candidate for re-election. The New York World gies ten strong reasons why Roosevdlt wtlll be re elected, making his own precedent in this as in many other cases "if gener al prosperity continues and there are no hard times." It Should Have Been Impossible. Hurdwlck Gasette. If the state Investigation of prison affairs had only come him in after the meeting of the legislature It probably would have discovered very little, com paratively, to report upon. The offi cials would have been saved the dis grace and shame cuused by the cli max of factionalism which seems to have been the root of the evil. Does It Indicate Prosperity? Boston Transcript. Among the Indications of prosperity Is the announcement that the importa tion of automobiles has almost doubled during the year at the port of New York, and that of precious stones has Increased twelve per cent. A Hint to Postmaster. Mlddlebury Register. The postmaster general might not only add new laurels to his crown but Inert-use the usefulness of his depart ment by ordering that all postmarks be legible and that mail be distributed to box holders as soon as possible af ter Its arrival. Business houses need their mail as soon as they can get It. The Mitchell Case. Windham county has made a com mendable record In Its prompt and sensible disposal of the case of James Mitchell, the Grafton murderer. Ex cuse might have been found, as It of ten Is In criminal cases, for delaying his trial, but It would have been as un necessary and unwise as such delays usually are. The time to Investigate and fix upon the degree of a crime is while the details of the deed and of the occurrences leading up to It are fresh in the minds of the witnesses. The acceptance of Mitchell's plea of guilty In the second degree, makes the Justice which public sentiment in Ver mont endorses for a crime like his more nearly certain than If murder In ' the first degree had actually been proven against him. Whether or not this could have been done' is uncertain. But to have done It would have been to Invite another struggle between our "advanced civilization" and trje law and of these unpleasant and humiliat ing spectacles Vermont Is thoroughly tired. The only danger which now threat ens a dignified and wholesome enforce ment of the law in Mitchell's case is that of misplaced sympathy. Mitchell will be remembered by and by as the unhappy victim of a woman's fickle love. He is blind and It will be said that he has had punishment enough let him go. And a petition for par don will be circulated. When that time comes, let us re member that men are made wretched in the world every day by the caprices of fickle woman or equally fickle for tune, yet do no wrong. They suffer, but they tuh along, somehow, and retain their Integrity. Men and wo men are blind, too. through no fault of their own. and struggle on, in poverty and comparative helplessness, robbed of life's fullness, but not if they retain their courage and cheerfulness, as many do. of all its sweetness. To these The scandalous revelations at Wind sor will result In a complete vindica tion of Superintendent Oakes. St. Johnsbury Caledonian. Impossible. He was responsible for the proper conduct of the institution and should have been personally as sured of its integrity. In Illness he should have deputized the supervision of affairs to a director or some per son absolutely trustworthy. Yet he left things with Warden Harpln whom he had evidently long distrusted. No body, from Mr. Oakes down, who had authority and failed to use It to ore vent the disgraceful situation which developed, can be "completely vindi cated." The same may be said In con nection with the affair of the Anna Batchelder interview, blame for which friends of those concerned are trying to shift from their favorites. Superin tendent Lovell is primarily responsible for the misdeed but Sheriff Peck and State's Attorney Batchelder are like wise guilty. In proportion to the au thority of their offices. A lesson can be learned from the man who walked out of the state prison In Michigan on parole the other day after a confinement of twenty eight years. He said: "I came here an Ignorant man: I leave an expert elec trical engineer." The moral is not to get Into prison to get an education but the incident simply furnishes an ex ample of what can be accomplished by work and study when a man has to do it. What a lot more can be ac complished In twenty-eight years un incumbered by confinement If a man la willing to be temperate and work. Montpelier Journal. The incident also illustrates what pris on life may and should do for the mis guided beings who enter into It. It may not always be possible to raise the mental and moral standards of a prisoner perceptibly during his Incar ceration, but it is certainly possible to avoid lowering them. The management of a prison does a great and noble work for society when It takes a dan gerous member Into Its care, keeps him for a time from doing evil, and sends him forth again a safe and use ful citizen. This Is possible in some cases and it is well worth working for. But foul air. unwholesome food, ver min and opportunities to yield to evil impulses do not reform criminals. D. D. Wait writes to the London derry Sifter suggesting that the state investigate the report so widely cir culated some time ago, to the effect that Clarence Adams, the Chester bur glar, had been seen in Montreal. The report, if true, would seem to Involve prison officials and Mr. Wait wonders Or to Give Boy Firearms. Rutland News. Times without number have people been warned ngainst pointing weapons, loaded or unloaded, at others, and yet this criminally careless habit Is per sisted in. Yesterday a Rutlund boy pointed a revolver at a companion's heud and pulled the trigger. It was the rarest good luck that there was no homicide, the bullet for the weapon was loaded as usual barely missing the head of the boy at whom it was pointed. It should be held as prima fucle evidence of intent to murder for any one. youth or adult, to point a gun at another. Why Invite Misfortune? Bennington Banner. There are too many grade trosslngs In Vermont and a large number of them are entirely unnecessary. For In stance there should never be a grade crossing where the recent auto fatal ity occurred. It has always been a dangerous place and this recent acci dent is only one of many that have occurred there. To eliminate it the railroad can well afford to put in the necessary piers and build a bridge and the town can equally well afford to make the necessary excavation a part of which would be of gravel needed for road repairs at other points. Keep the Spiritual Nature Alive. Poultney Journal. The Bennington Banner advocates the relaxation of the Sunday hunting, laws, so as to enable "working men" to go hunting on that day. Such senti ments as these are what Is making for a lowering of ideals. Sunday is set apart, not as a day for sport, fishing and hunting, but for divine worship and rest, and any departure from this Idea is sure to result In a lower moral tone in the community that advocates it. The religious idea has about It that which appeals to man's better nature, and if that is banished other lower and baser principles enter to take Its place. Have a Cigar? The Healthy Home. A recent report of the state board of health, (Mass.) describes some of the conditions of filth in the clear manu facturtes. In three of the largest es tablishments visited, Indiscriminate spitting was general, and most of the cigar makers completed each cigaiv with the aid of saliva. It must be an Inspiring thought to the confirmed smoker that the cigar he passes be tween his Hps has been spit upon by some wholesome or unwholesome worker in the process of Its manu facture. An even worse practice which ob tains very generally, says the board, is the sale of sweepings. 'In the operation of making cigars, considerable tobacco In larger or smaller pieces falls to the floor. At Intervals these are swept up, sifted and sold as fillings for cheap er cigars. Where the habit of promis cuous spitting prevails, the tobacco thus recovered Is likely to be contam inated to some extent with disease or ganisms which may exist in the se cretions of the mouth and lungs. Such hints as these from so conser vative a body as the state board of health may drive an occasional man to smoke a pipe If he does not quit the habit altogether. The Passing of the Line House. Montpelier Journal. The days of the famous places known as line nouses are prooaDiy num bered. They are houses built on the line between the United States and Canada and many of them have ex isted for the past fifty years. Being half In one country and half in the other many of them have been able by running two stores to avoid the payment of duties. At present there are said to be four linehouses within a radius or twenty mues wnere uquur Is freely sold despite the efforts or both nations. The commission which Is now Inspecting the boundary posts with a view to replacing the Iron markers will probably be succeeded by another commission who will resurvey the boundary line. It will be recom mended that a neutral belt three feet on each side of the line be left and that neither Canada nor the United states will occupy this narrow strip, neither will any building be allowed to be erected. This Is thought by many to be the only solution of the question. on Warden Harpln. who for year has been trying to undermine his superior. The gross laxity In prison manage ment occurred when Supt. Oakes was sick In bed and only goes to show that the Harplns ought to have been dis charged several yeurs before." The Idea of exonerating the head of un Institution and holding subordin ates rcHjionslblo is preposterous. With out lax and Imperfect discipline, which unquestionably prevailed, the Harpln could not have accomplished what Is claimed they did. Tho Roners-Roger scandul would have been Impossible, the alleged "undermining" could not have taken place. Vermont must hold n prison's superintendent responsible; that urhYlul must know what is going on. As a matter of fact, the Tribune has the word of an ex-guard, now a solid citizen In an udjolning town, that of ten a week might pass without seeing the superintendent lit all. No tours of Inspection, no system of inter-dependent responsibility, no direct, respon sible oversight of any kind. That's the system that made possible the present scandal: that's what the state of Ver mont, through her commission, must make Impossible hereafter. The one-man Idea Is good but It has to be a good man! Anti-Graft Plan. Ludlow Tribune. Let us have a fixed wage for state servants and compel them to account for every pound, pint or purcel of sup plies they handle in trust. This, with a purchasing agent to get competitive bids, would speedily put the poHslbili ty of graft out of existence. Poultney Journal. The Lyndonvtlle Journal says that the way to prevent graft In Vermont is to have all supplies purchased by a so-called "purchasing agent." Well you will want another "agent ' to keep him from grafting and a committee to "Iroen Inhii" nn hritH nf them Tho Pnnlf del' .lmirnnl huu annthpi nlun MulcA It A bath." He got what he asked for all crime punishable by five years in states right but found the following morning prison for the crime or grartlng, ana "" imi muirej,- - n the first grafter you catch put him clerk figured his bill without any hes there for the full term. We shilly- itatlon. It was: "Supper, lodging and shally too much about Inw enforce- Dreaaiasi ror tnree, io; Dains, , ment. We have too many shyster,""". niuiiimnii J" lawyers, whose entire energies are em- : nobly, the man paid and started out ployed to clear criminals and too many of the office. As he was about to Judges who are looking to future poll- cll,"b Into the awaiting auto tne merit iinni i,n.hrmiuii PnnUh th arnfter I called him back. "I think I made a THE MEDDLER. "At teat ill M tf Th resourcefulness of the Ameri can faker and the gullibility of tilt) rruui American mihllc are well Illus trated In a tory recently told to Tbe Meddler. In a small proniumon out west a circus waa about to give Its afternoon performance and as la the case In any community at uch a time the road to the grounds was well lined with venders of ull sort of ar ticles. Most of them seemed unable to dispose of their wares without a greut amount of hawking but there was one notable exception. In a small tent at the roadside an Inoffen sive looking Individual was quietly doing a land office business in bottled goods. Apparently there was no need of his shouting: his time waa entire ly taken up pocketing quarters In ex change for halt-pint bottles bearing the suggestive label, "cold tea." His customers did not stop to huggle over the price nor Inquire as to the quality of the liquor; they departed as quick ly as possible with bulging hip pockets and wise looks on their faces. When the circus tent hud swallowed most of the crowd, the vender quietly maJe preparations for making himself scarce. "Any good reason for hurry ing?" asked the proprietor of the ad joining Ix.'oth. "Yes." answered the Inoffensive looking Individual, "there was nothing In those bottles but cold tea." The recent experience of a Brat tleboro man on a tour through the state In an automobile shows what some Vermont hotel-keepers think about the wealth of persons who can afford to travel In that manner. The man In question did not even own the machine but he did the registering for the party of three and stipulated that they should be given rooms "wltn and grafting will cense. Wink at it and it will continue. We may be foolish but such is our idea. Vermont News. Moses W. Terrlll, president of the Rogers Manufacturing company of Middlefleld. Conn., died last week, aged 71) yeurs. He made a fortune out of clothes wringers and washing ma chines, which he Invented in the '60s. He twice sat in the Vermont legisla ture from Monistown, his birthplace, nnd three times went to the Connect icut general assembly. Dr. C. G. Andrews, for the past six 'the Valley Fair management. slight mistake on your bill," said that worthy suavely. "I thought you did," said the Brattleboro man with a re lieved expression on his countenance. "I forgot those three lunches you had put up," replied the clerk, "that's 13 more." Besides the many people who were drenched by the elements last Valley fair there are some who were thor oughly soaked by the drivers of public conveyance plying between the fair grounds and Main street. The latter class of victims will be particularly pleased over the action to be taken by the bailiffs this year at the request of All sorts ASK YOUR GROCER FOR A 10-CENT PACKET Or n n Linn nnri n mm MM Cevlon and India Natural Green Tea. It's nurest Rreen tea in the world. niUMBI wass , BRATTLEBORO BUSINESS DIRE TORY ETnT!A..lliaadIW ft dence Is (trove hi- rel. xli- TIB. WIHFRED H.LAKK. MJ toll lil.H'k tT I t,, the .lines- of the Bye. Kr , l"roi Num. OfliceuouM.: :to W. 4 p. n..,lu dT...lTrl.ly. only. ReiuslnUer of week at Bellow., rail. 1 m TTKIf RTTCCKKR Residence 4 Wimnton I)B'.?J u V ""ftlce Leonard l.l. lluurt 1.3U to i and ,' to . Block. Telephone. , maro T-l tTnlnn Block. uVer oreeue'e drug store. Brattleboro, V. rB C S. CLAJtX. Oentut, wanner oiocs, MJ Brattleboro. Telephone. y DE. T. 0. rTTTH. DentUt, Crosby block, oyer Holder,' drug tore. " DR. A. EKAFF. iwnttot. Hooker Block, op polite Brooke House, BrattleNwo. BRATTLEBORO GAS LIGHT COMPy rt-Rxisii CAS & ELECTRIC LICHTS 24 bours each day tbe year round . R. MLSSLNGLB UP-TO-DATE FLORIST VraMty Ctmsrrtalonti, Aorrt ud tyU, js Vranltbon, Vtrmmi. OCTOBER first is the best time to plant fruits, when I can furnish acrw fine Cuthbert Raipberriei, and a (ooi general stock of all kinds. GEO. D. ODELL, 21 Centm St. DILI. XDWABDS. Dentist. Hooker block Main street. Telephone. ROBERT C. BACOH. Attorney t L la, filer Building, Brsttleboro. at Law. Room 31 T TOHV I. GALK. Attorney at Law, ouuiora, w VC xeiepnone io-. T ARROWS & CO.. Wholesale nd Ketau li uSleri ri foils of all kind. Office No. 33 Ham Street, Brattleboro. Uyl yeurs first assistant physician at the state hospital for Insane at Waterbury, has tendered his resignation to the 'vi,iit,1 of trntaf mtu nn! tho mtmn hnil GENERAL NEWS. been accepted to take effect Septem ber 20. Dr. Andrews has been con nected with the asylum staff for eight years and was acting superintendent at the Jime Dr. D. D. Grout received tho appointment as superintendent. Dr. Rodney H. True of the depart ment of agriculture in Washington, Is Inspecting the work now going on at the experiment station at Burlington In the study of the growth and cul ture of medicinal plants which has been carried on by the government In co-operation with the state agricul tural college with gratifying results. Several acres of land are under culti vation and there Is a promising crop of plants about matured. The manufacturing plant of the Vail Light & Power company at Manches- j ter uepot. operated py me naaiey mar. Manufacturing company, was de- Sadie Mac. daughter of Peter the stroyed bv fire Thursday. September Great nnd Franello, by Arlon. and re 7. The loss is estimated at $35,000. rH..H hm niiwn of the turf In 1905. Owing to the recent shipment of 'dropped dead In the fourth heat of the stock, the loss of turned stock on $io,000 Charter Oak trot at the Grand nana was only auout zuu. t ne com- circuit races at Hartford, Conn., Tues pany began Us operations In March day, Sept. 5. The gallant mare had and employed 40 men, turning out met her Waterloo, falling to take a chair stock. It was rushed with or- single heat of the four that were run. ders. .It wus apparent from the outset that Dr. Chuiies C. Rublee. one of the she was in the fastest company of her leading physicians of Lamoille county brilliant turf career and she died try- of public vehicles for use In transport lng people to and fro from the fair grounds will have to secure licenses of the village authorities In order to do business, and a maximum tariff of 15 cents for carrying one person one way will be established! The village officials have authority to handle this matter under an ordinance passed a few years ago. and their proposed ac tlon ought to prevent a repetition of the highway robbery which is said to have taken place last year. . The Meddler The G. A. R., at its 39th annual en campment at Denver. Monday, Sep' tember 4. selected E. B. Stilllngs of Boston for Junior vice-commander-ln chief to fill the vacancy caused by pro motions due to the death of Com mandcr-in-Chlef Wllmon W. Black Doubtful Consolation. (The Commoner.! But perhaps if they have as much trouble with these democratic planks as the democrats have had the repub licans will bring them back. .The Correct View. Ludlow Tribune.) The Tribune cannot agree with the offhand declaration of the St. Johns- bury Caledonian when it says: "The scandalous revelations at Windsor will result in a complete vin dication of SupL Oakes and react up- nnd well known all through northern Vermont, riled at his home in Morrls- ville Monday, September 11. after a long Illness with diabetes. He wus deeply interested in Masonry. In which he wus Initiated In 1874. in Mt. Ver non lodge of Morrlsvllle, and served as master in 1S93-95. He was a member of Tucker chapter. R. A. M., of Mor rlsvllle. of Palestine commandery. K. T., of St. Johnsbury, and of Mt. Sinai Mystic shrine of Montpelier. Rev. Phllllpe Glrard. a Catholic priest of Montreal, has brought suit for slander against Mrs. Seme Prior, a well known milliner of Burlington to recover J5.000. The suit is based on the allegation that Mrs. Prior said that Father Girard was the one who robbed St. Mary's cathedral of valuable ves sels a year ago. Mrs. Prior claims that Glrard Is an Imposter and that the case is one of blackmail, pure and simple. She says there will be sensa tional developments In the case which Is on trial this week In the Chittenden county court. J. J. Kennedy. Jr., for years a clerk In F Henry Parker's drug store at Burlington, was arrested last week on a charge of sending Indecent literature through the mall. The alleged offense was committed months ago and con sisted of letters written to Burlington men containing obscene words. Post- offlce inspectors took the case In hand and Kennedy was arrested. Mr. Park er became his bondsman In the sum of 1500 but upon learning that Ken nedy was about to leave the city, ne surrendered him to the deputy U. S. marshal. Kennedy, however, succeed ed In furnishing the bail required Fri day. September 8. The case will come up for trial at tne October term oi tne United States courts. Nearly 500 members and guests at tended the annual outing of the Ver mont Fish and Game league Friday, September 8, at Bluff Point. The steamer Chateaugay took the party from Burlington to Bluff Point, where a trip up the lake was enjoyed. Sec retary of the Treasury Leslie M. Shaw joined the excursionists Just before they left Burlington. He was one of the principal speakers at the banquet, which was presided over by Frank L. Fish, president of the league. Among the others who made addresses were Assistant United States District At torney Charles H. Robb. Congressman D. J. Foster of Burlington. Major-Gen-eral J. H. Wilson of Trenton. N. J and J. H. Sargent of Ludlow. At the 12th annual convention of the state branch of King's Daughters at Woodstock last week these officers were elected: Secretary. Mrs. E. Mead Denny of Montpelier; assistant sec retary. Mrs. F. M. J. Guernsey of Montpelier: recording secretary. Mrs. B. C. Sheldon of Swanton: treasurer. Mrs. L. J. Burt of Bennington: audi tor. Mrs. A. J. Balcom of Rutland: county secretaries. Addison. Mr. 11. K. Brownson of Leicester; MenninKTon. Mrs. E. L. Harwood of Bennington: Chittenden. Mrs. Kate U Tower of Richmond: Franklin. Mrs. Homer Brown of Swanton: Orange. Mrs. R. B. Mclntyre of Randolph: Rutland. Mrs. A. J. Balcom of Rutland: Windsor. Mrs. E. J. Wallace of White River Junction: Washington. Mrs. E. H. Dea- vitt of Montpelier: Windham. Miss F. S. Clark of Brattleboro. The report of tbe treasurer showed a balance on hand September 1 of tilt.. lng to gave her laurels. Her death was attributed to heart failure. Miss Kath erine T. Wilkes of Gault, Ont.. the mare's owner, was present to see her race. The villages of New Berlin and Ed meston, N. Y were nearly destroyed by a cloudburst Sunday night, Sep tember 3. A terrific rainfall swelled the streams to torrents which swept buildings from their foundations, up rooted trees, washed out telegraph and telephone poles, destroyed rail roads running through those villages, made impasable highway for miles by washing out great sections .of the roads and dozens of ' bridges and caused damage in every direction. In New Berlin a large house was swept away and it is believed that Mrs. J. M. Demlng, Its occupant, was drowned. The Sherburne waterworks were damaged about 125,000, and bridges $15,000. It is reported that several whole dairies were carried down stream by flood. The storm which swept the state did much dam- nge to crops and bridges. , Brattleboro Custom Laundry We try to do our work "a little better than srema necewary." If It please you, tell otlirra; if not, tell ua. 84 ELLIOT STREET TILEPUOKI 52-S PKLIVEKV MORAN & CO. UNDERTAKERS AND EMBALMERS. NO. 19 MAIN STREET. Telephone Connection Day and Bight. Day call, 84-4. 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He solicit correspondence from in vestors. VT. LOAN & TRUST CO. Brattleboro, Vu F. B. PUTNAM, General Agant. NOBODY 8PARED. Kidney Trouble Attack Brattleboro Men. and Women, Old and Young Alike. Kidney ills seize young and old alike. Quickly come and little warning give. Children suffer in their early years Can't control the kidney secretions. Girls are languid, nervous. Buffer pain. Women worry, can t do dally work. Robust men have lame and aching backs. Old folks, weak, rheumatic, lame. Endure distressing urinary ills. The cure for man, for woman, or for child Is to cure the cause the kidney. Doan's Kidney Pills cure sick kid neys Cure all the varied forms of kidney suffering. Brattleboro testimony guarantees ev ery box. Joseph E. Jones, farmer, between Williams village and Newfane, three and half miles from Brattleboro, says: "To a man engaged in my call ing a good sound back is indispensa ble, but when that part of his anatomy is weak and is subject to attack of aching particularly if he contracts cold or overexerts himself he is on such occasions in abject misery. When the attacks were at their height I noticed this weakness and aching every morn ing and for an hour or two after I arose, and even when up and walking around for any length of time the sore ness was very apparent. When a man cannot stoop or bend without incur ring sharp twinges, when he has spells of dizziness in spite of all the medi cine he uses to remove these annoy ances, and that man at last buys at George E. Greene's drug store Doan's Kidney Pills and takes a course of the treatment which stops the almost continual aching, and removes other annoyances due to either weakened or excited kidneys he is only too pleased to recommend the preparation. I cer tainly endorse Doan's Kidney Pills." For rale by all dealers. Price ooc Foster-Milburn Co, Buffalo, New York, sole a genu for the United States. Remember the name Doan a and take no other. Come In and See What a Clean MARKET we bare at our old stand, No. 5 Elliot Street. We are selling 10 lbs. of salt pork for 11.00 Cash paid for beef, pork, lambs, poll try. beef bides, borse bides, calf skins and sheep pelts. L. H. & F. A. Richardson Telephone 265 The Days are Get ting Shorter. Nov is the time to have your lisbt ing system put in order for the low even i Dgs. I have all kinds of supplies M FLECTRIC LIGHTING, GAS LIGHTING, AND ELECTRIC GAS LIGHTING. HORTON D. WALKER, Tel. 4323 Leonard Block. Elliot St. Canned Meats of every description. Corned Beef, Ox Tongue, Luncheon Beef, Devilled Tongue, Dried Beef, Ham Loaf , Potted Ham, Cottage Loaf, Devilled Ham, Veal Loaf. These are all ready lunch or picnic. for Grange Store ELLIOT STREET. Baskets : Guns Robes Blankets With Lobf Prices AT J. Edgar MeHen's Hardware Store FOLEYSirONETTAF, Car Cold: rrevent reua. You Realized the Cooling. Stimulating and Sleep Producing Properties of Violet Ammonia you hould not be Without it token it only costs 25c a bottle Greene 9s Pharmacy Reliable Family Druggists, 63 Main Street