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WINDHAM COUNTY HKFOUMEK, ilUATTLKHOUO, VT., FK1DAY, JANUAM 20, 1000.
5 ALL SICK WOMEN SHOULD READ MRS, FOX'S LETTER In All Part of the United State Lydla E Plnkhani'e Vegetable) (Jompouud Haa Effected, SlniUur Uurea. Many wonderful cures of female Ilia are continually coming to light which have been brought about by Lydia K. I'iiikliitiu's Vegetable Couiiouiid, and through the advice of Mrs. I'liikham, of Lynn. Mass., which is given to sick women absolutely freo-of clmrpe The present Mrs. rinkliiini hns for twenty-five years made a study of the ills of her sex ; she has consulted w'th and advised thousands of Miffcrinjr women, who to-day owe not only their health but even life to her helpful advice. Mrs. Fumiie D. Fox, of 7 Chestnut Street, Itradford, Va., writes: Dear Mrs. IMnkhain "I suffered for a long time with female trouble, and tinally was told by my physician that I had a tumor. I did licit want to submit to an operation, so wrote you for advice. I received your letter and did as you toll me, and to-day I am completely cured. My doctor tays the tumor lias disnp peaml, and I am once more a well woman. I believe Lvdin E. l'inkhain a Veevtablv Coin pound is the best medicine in the world." The testimonials which we are con stiintlypublishingfrom grateful women establish beyond a doubt the power of Lydia E. l'inkiiam's Vegetable Com pound to conquer female diseases. Women suffering from any form of female weakness are invited to promptly communicate with Mrs. I'inklmm, at Lynn, Mass. She aska nothing in return for her advice. It is absolutely free, and to thousands of women has proved to be more precious than gold. TOWN OFFICERS The facilities of the Reformer Print Shop for delivering TOWN REPORTS promptly and well printed are equal to those of any office in the state. Our prices are rock bottom. Write to us before placing your order. Vermont Printing Co., Brattleboro, Vt. to Publishers and Printers. 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FERRY & CO., Detroit, mm rffi'8 Early Risers The famous little pmst ($fMr Fannie D.Fox ty OUR ENGLISH SPARROWS THE HAEM THEY DO CONTRAST ED WITH THE GOOD. History of the Bird in Thin Country Importoil from Europe in 18,r0 hy Brooklyn Men With Spread Camo Knowledgo of Ita Destructlvoiiesa. Ill consideration lf till! tliHI'llKxiotl tlmt lina arisen over the poisoning t Knglisli HitrriM m here in Hrn 1 1 1I ro, a I rii'f Mutiny of this bird may ho of intercut im showing its true status, rriim II luillrtiii on the subject, com piled under tlio direction of lr. C, Hart Mcrrinui itml issued hy the depart infill of agriculture in 1 HSU, rt taken I ho following Btnli'iiu iitK which ought lo In Ip everyone in understanding tin subject : Tin' English sparrow, or more prop erly, tlio Iioiiho sparrow (passer do ,.,.'yii,.uH uim first liruiiL'hl to this country in tin- full of lS.-.tl nt tlio in- sliiiH'i" of tlio dire-tors of tlio lirooklyn institute. Tin1 initial iniportnlion eon- wl,J nf l iirllt llllilH. which wore liber ated ill the spring of is.'il, hut did not thrive. In !- Ili institute attempt ed h re -introiliii-t ion uf the hird, sub scribing if'.'lHI for that purpose mid im iir.riinir n iniii li lurirer niimlier of pairs. The following spring these sparrows were liberated in nml iiniuil .cw luni, -i nil they iiniiiedinlely began to intilti nl' l-'nuil that time on the Himrrow craze inerriiKed, anil diirinu th next .'!0 yearn wpnrrown were iliieetiy intro duced from Knuland and other Kuro i.i.mii I'liiintrii in 10 cities of the I'nit- cd Slates, tlio laryeHt iniportiitioii 1- . . .... u ill. !t... I., I. ,!.! ing iimitf I iv tno cnv oi i iiiiiMii iMiii ill sii!l when 1,lMK) pairs wire shipped to that city. In addition to these di rect importations the hirds were car ried from place to place, carefully watched, protected linn ieo mini mc year lSMl found them established in .1.) stales and five territories of this coun try. The sparrow "boom" is due in part to the fact that many Kiiropeans. liv imr iii this cotuitrv. remembered with pleasure the familiar chirp of the hird in the mirrouiiilniRR ot their rornier ulsii tn the exaL'L'crated reports of the j;ood the hiids lil in destroying insects in the larger cities. In fact the prices asked for sparrows were so hih in New York at one time that people found it cheaper to club together and import them. There was no hostile tooling towaru the sparrow from 1S.V5 to 170, hut il ii l'i II r the next ilecnde a cradual oppo sition was noted ,ind there was no lit tle retrenchment in the cities where (he birds had become abundant. That they multiplied mid spread with jfreut rapiditv there is not the slightest doubt, for the bird's fecundity is mini -'.Hi)!. It is no unusual ming lor a single pair, in Hie latitude ot .M'W York or farther south, to rear M or .i vminir iii the course of a vcar: anil as- suniiiii! the annual product of a pair to - . ... i , I... 1 .. be J4 youii)!, liair maies nun nan ic iilm iiml ussiiminu further for the sake of computation that all live, it will be seen tliat in in years me pro geny of a single pair would he 273,- 7 Ki.'.iS.l.liilH. mere was no siiuiien ii.nnri lmt ii irriiibml fallinL off in the number of sparrow ndhcrcnts during the years following 1370, and this nut due to anv one ariiu- nient hut to a gradual accumulation of evidence against the lord. Mnaliy tne array of evidence became so damning that the advocates of the sparrow were reduced to a feeble minority, and cam- aigns of extermination were ncgun in firimiH nil rts nf the countrv. In some states bounties were ottered and ill others hunting clubs were formed for the purpose of killing tluu feathered m.uta but in suite of these measures the sparrows have continued to be fruitful and multiply until tneir num ber is so great that extermination-! is out of the 'question. All that can he done now is to keep them down as much as possible. The Knglish sparrow thrives in all sorts of climate, nnd has comparatively few natural enemies. Constant asso ciation with human beings has made tl.n liir1 w.'irv tn be cnnirht bv cats and other domesticated animals, and it is safe to say that the former. have far better success in catching the wariest f our native birds. '1 here are a lew intive birds which kill the sparrow or nt its crnrs and vaunt?, the most useful lrird in this respect being the northern hrike although tne. piue.iay, crow, ilackbird and sparrow hawk help the ause along. On the other hand, the danuiire done by the sparrow is enormous. In the first place lliere is tne damage result ing from tilth and the injury to trees nml vines dun to this cause. Then there is also the injury to buds and blossoms, the damage to neins or grain ami vegetables and the molestation of imtive hirds no less than 85 varieties coming under this head. It has been claimed that the sparrow is ot great iiu in Ylestnu-inir weed seeds bat inves tigation shows that fully as many use ful seeds are destroyed as well, as to the value of the sparrow as a destroyer nP ineet .it litis been orovon that the bird is not an habitual insect eater, does not prefer insect Toon and seiaom produces any perceptible effect on. the number ot any species or injurious in sect. The sparrow does not discriminate between the benehcial and injurious insects; there is no injurious species which the sparrow destroys, which is not much oftener devoured by native birds; the presence of the sparrow pre vents the other liirds from .accomplish ing this needed work. Taking it all in all, the good which the sparrow accomplishes is so greatly outbalanced by the damage it does that no good reason can be advanced for its preservation. Indeed, the welfare of every community demands that the number of birds bp kept to n minimujn. A Unique Savinqs Bank Record. Of all the older and stronger savings banks in Vermont the Lamoille County SuviiiKS Bank and Trust Company of Hyde Park 1 the only one which has ac ted upon the principle thnt Vermont money should be kept In Vermont to foster Vermont enterprises and to de velop Vermont industries. It solicits deposits from all who re en rd .safety a the first prerequisite in the management of savings banks. No collapse of western booms can affect this Institution, because all Its loans are made on securities In Vermont which its directors can from time to time personally inspect. It holds the unique record of never having lost a dollar by a poor note. Send your name on a postal card, re ferring to ihis paper, and askine for a lealtet on savings banks. It will be sent you free, postpaid, by addressing either the treasurer. C. A. Knight, or the president. C. S. Page. COULDN'T LOCATE THE BASKETS So Athletic, Lent to" the Tall Bivor Signal Corps Team. Inability lo locale the hllskeU wiim lumely lemiiiiiHllile for the Athlellea' defeat hv Hie l-'all Hlver Hlunul corns lia.-ki llmll teiiiu Monday eveiilnif. The iiiiuk' was Hie most t-xcltliiK Hint hti I ii kin place on the Im-ul Hour this neii hi hi. nml It looked for u short time us If the Alhlelles would will III snllo of ilie lead which llui visitors secured nl I lie oulsi't. However, tile hopes of the llmltlelxirii supporters were dashed when the Kn 1 1 Itlveriles eunticetcil sev en.! times Just In fore the final w histle Idew ii lid won by a score of 3.1 to 29. The seme nt Ilie end of the first half sIimiiI 17 In HI. In favor of Kail Hlver, but the Athletic took n brace In the middle of the second period mid hv hard Work liuinaued to even mutters m '21 points all. Kills then scored a basket w hich xuve the lead to Ihe home live, but It whs short-lived. Kor Hrut lleboni Kills and Ioiib did piirtloiihiilv Kood work, while lloyle mid HudibT Imm were the best of the Visiting play lis. Thi summitry: K.W.L, It'lVKH. IIKATTLEHOHO. Iliivle. r.f. I-.. I'Oim Casev. I.f. r.K.. Stull'ord Hiiddcrliiim. e. e., Dnvev Iioliin. rn. I f- '--'" Wallaeo. I.ir, r.f.. Kllcy Score. Kl I Hlver 31, Hrntlleboro 29; mails from Moor,. Huddi rluim 7. lloyle ii, Iinlaii 2. Casey 2. Hiivey . Stafford 4. Kills 4: kihiIs from fouls, ltuilderluiin. Pavey. Heferee. P. Kerrlter. Timir. K. Kerrlter. Scorer, Clouhl. Time. 20 ii 1 1 mil e halves. HICH SCHOOL TWICE DEFEATED. Loses to Vcrniout Academy and Rut land High School hy Big Scores. The rirattlelnpro hlifh sehisd basket ball team made a trip to S ixlon. Hlver and Hut land last week mid was twice defeated. Vermont Academy trlmmliiB tlio locul Imivh to Ilie Itine of 8. to 14. and Hutland IiIkIi walloptntr them r,2 lo l.V The Kiiiue In Saxlotis River Fri day evening was an easy victory for the auiideinvltes who outclassed the visitors in poed. weleht and knowl edge of the irame. KlnK excelled In basket shoiillnst and before the name was over had IS tsoals to his credit. I,ovcoy also put UP a Rood KUine but was inclined lo undue muchness. When the hluh school lads arrived at Sax tons Hlver they found that they were not expected, the academy mannKer supposInK he had cancelled the name several weeks previous. The summary: VKRMONT A. Kin ir. I.f. ,ovejoy. r.f. Welch, o. Jones, r.ir. Matnison, I.k. iihattlkhohi i r.ir.. Hurber. Smith I. It.. Kerrlter c, reach I.f. Smith. Harbor r.f.. Kverleth Score: Vermont academy fi'i. llrat tleliino 14: uoals from lloor. Kinir IS, Jones X. Ijivetoy 3. Mathlsoli 2. Hur ber 2. Kerrlter 2. Welch. Smith: souls from fouls. Kerrlter 3, Smith. Klnir. Time 20-lnlnute halves. Heferee. Ura- sor. At Rutland the schoolboys found a slate of things similar to that which had prevailed at Saxtons Hlver the nlpht before. The Hutland manaifer. supposiiiK the llrattlelioro game nan I ii culled off. had booked a mime wtih Kalr Haven, but be nianaucd to cancel this one and play the llratlleDoro team Inslead. The came took Place 111 the Y. M. C A. Kymiiasium and proved eusv for the borne ciulntet. The small lloor bothered the visltine live coiisideiablv and none of them seemed at home w nen It came to connectlnK with the baskets. Webb was Rutland's star performer. The summary: RUTLAND. IIRATTLKBORfl. Moore. I.f. r.e.. reach. Smith Webb. r.f. I.K.. Barber. Hrasor Abbott, c. e.. IVach. Hrasor Howe, I.e. r.f. Kverleth Kills, r.K. I f-. Kerrlter Hnskets from door. Webb 14. Moore 3. Abbott 3. Kills. Howe 3. Kverleth 4. Kerrlter. Hrasor. Smith: baskets from fouls. Webb 4. Kverleth. Heferee. K. P. Smith. Hutland. Timer. Vlets. Time of halves. 20 minutes. Attendance. 1:10. Basketball Notes. The ii I I'll sellout team Is booked to play In Deertleld. Mass.. tonight. Tha a OtiiiMcu hnve licen nlnving re markably good basketball lately and ure deserving of more generous support from the public. Th., Tiimcra Pnlla Knt her Mathews are booked for a return game In Hrat tleboro Feb. 7. and on Feb. 21 the Kali River Signal corps team will apnear for the second time. Carl Ellis played with the Bellows n-..ii., .or,,,, TiimiHntf evtilnfr nnd helped It defeat Kali River. Kills Is good enough to hold his own with any of the players now In the game. It will be a strenuous week for the Athletics next week. After the Bellows Kails game Tuesday night will come the tr,,yin fiiftjrliiv ulirht with Pnnmanv II of St. Johnsbury Friday evening. This an be depended upon to pe a num- mer. Thomas Davies of Holyoke. Mass.. ho visited Myron P. Davis Mondav. o nanialn tf tha ehnmnlnil JTnlvoke basketball team of a few seasons bto. Thomas Dowd, the old iiratticnoro baseball Idol, was manager of this ag- crreirntinn find 1h Raid to have IliadC quite a pot of money from the deal. T, l nilarulini1 l,n a Ini-iTf, dpletrll- tlon of rooters will aceompary the Bel lows Falls team to Brattleboro Tues day evening. This is n game which the Athletics must win if they Intend to have any claim to the state cham pionship. Bellows Falls has alreadv won two out of three and It's up to the Athletics to take the next two. REV. GEORGE W. RULAND. Restored to Health by Vinol and Stronqly Endorses It. Prominent men from all parts of the country are indorsing Vinol. and strong testimonial letters from four ministers of the gospel and several physicians have been received within a week. Such unsolicited testimony as this is the best proof of merit any medicine can have The Rev. George W. Ruland of Keene, N. H.. writes: "'I have used your cod liver oil preparation. Vinol. as a tonic, and I do not believe there is any other medicine that can eaual It. It built me up and strengthened me when run down and overworked. Vinol has done for me more than was claimed for It." "We honestly believe there Is no oth er remedy or cod liver oil preparation known to medicine that has the heal ing, strengthening power which Vinol has, and if It fails to create strength and health for run-down, debilitated people, old people, weak, sickly wom en and children, nursing mothers, and after a severe sickness, or if it fails to cure a hacking cough, chronic cold, throat or bronchial trouble, or to make those who nre too thin fat. rosy and healthy, we will return every cent paid us for it. Is there a sick, ailing or aged per son In Brattleboro who can afford to Ignore this generous offer?" fleo. E. Greene. Druggist. How to Feed Poultry Food. We will send free, postpaid to any farmer or poultryman who will write us. mentioning this paper, our direc tions for feeding "Page's Perfected Poultry Food." These directions ren- , Ihr. nnmhlnail ovnnHonfH nf SMITH of the best poultrymen in New England who have used our iooa successiuiiy. There are also given many suggestions as to the proper care to be given hens to produce the best results. Carroll S. Page. Hyde Park. Vt. HIGHEST MARK SINCE 1890 MIDWINTER WARM WAVE EAST OF MISSISSIPPI. Temperature In Ohio Sunday Waa 70 to 74 Deqreee Butterfliea and Catoroll- 1 lara Appear in Vermont Cold Snap la Following. A wurm wave, which mured the high est record In lemiierutuiu slnco ls'JO. prevailed Sunduv. Jan. 21, throughout the region between the MIhmIhhIpiiI val ley and the Atlantic coast, Ita crest wua In Ohio, where the loinpc ruturca, us reported to the weal In r bureau, range d from 70 to 74 de'ri'eca. South uf ihe Ohio river ll waa not ao warm, becuuse of lieuvy rains mid thunder jthowers. Thunderstorma also prevail ed In Tennessee. Mississippi. Alalauiui and northwest Georgia. A cold wuve. which developed In the west, rapidly followed tlio wurm wuve. hut Its force will be diminished a II progresses cmsI. The weather ollkluls announce the full of temperature will approximate 40 degrees In the region Just west of the Mississippi river and north of the Missouri, while It will go la-low aero In the Dukotaa. Minnesota, Nebrasku and the middle Hoi kv moun tain region. Tlio weuther bureuu of ficial report churuoterlae Sunday' warm weather as "ihe greatest mid winter wurm spell since lsno." and suv the maximum tenipcrulurea In the Ohio vulley have been excieded by a degree or so only once or twice In the last 33 yeur. "In a few localities." It adds. "the record bus not been exceeded." A mid-winter's dav with summer i conditions made Sunday In the greulei part of New England one of the most remarkable from the weuther point of view for inanv veurs. The otllclal ther mometer In Huston in the shude of the cold stone of the post olllce roof reach ed tii. 8. which wns the warmest Janu ary day with one exception in the his tory of the local bureuu. The ther mometer reached 50 degrees In New York city. In Vermont, the government ther mometer at Burlington, touched i2. The Burlington streets were muddv. and cnlerplllai-s were found on the , sidewalks. With a maximum tempera ture of A5 degrees and delightful weuther conditions, manv people oecu- ' pied their piazzas ut Rutland, doors : and windows being left wide open. Snow has disappetired. und butterflies were seen for the llrst time this year. ; The continued warm weuther Is affect ing the lumber business. Many con- ' tractors ure beginning to get anxious 1 und thousands ot logs win noi u mov ed this winter for luck of snow. The , Ice went out of the MIs.hIso.uoI. White j and Connecticut rivers Tuesday. Jan. 23. At Milton, maple sun' Is running! and niosuultoes, cateroillurs and robins j have appeared. Self-sown lettuce In , many gardens In Bennington has grown j to a height of three inches und lllucs ; nre budding. Mayflowers have been j gathered ot a number of Places near , Worcester. Mass. j Rifle Practice in National Guard. ' Forty-two states with 142 delegates; were represented at the annual meet- ing of the 'Interstate National Guard , association ut Washington Monda. Jan. 22. I"rc8ident Roosevelt. Secretary of War Tuft. Assistant Secretary of j War Oliver, and Senutor Dick were : umong the Rpeukers. The president ! spoke to the delegates In the East room of the White house, saying: "I have a good muny things on hand, but one of the things that are interesting I me most at present. Is the encourage- ! ment of rifle practice In the national j guard. I want to have it understood that I do not cure anything like as i m,,.i, r,,,. hum vmif. reirlmnts murcn and perforin parade greund and army ' maneuvers as I care ror now inev .ire i Instructed In the work that would 1 Ihnm ,-al.lul.la Rfl unllllcfft fn 1 1 m 0 ' of war. I earnestly hope that the na- tlonal guard nnd the regalar army also, j especially the regular army, win more and more have the kind of Instruction iK.if i.-ni nttiUa It Hecntifl nature for the man who marches to march fullv 1 equipped as he-would be in time of; war. ! MUST PRODUCE VOUCHERS. j P. W. Clement Wins Case Aqainst State Auditor. n-i-ir, ant.r.,mA cmirt hecran its regular I.- at Vlnntnellrr Tuesday. Jun. 23. all the Judges being present. A de- i elslon was given in tne iamous case oi i Perclval W. Clement vs. the state audi- ; ... v fir.'ihnm in which nlain- . tiff sought .to' gain access to the audi- . tor's books, which was uoniea o.v air. Graham. Mr. Cli ment was granted a ...--I, it ,,,,nitii,ntiu remilrtnir Horace K. Graham of Craftsbury. state auditor. to produce for the exanunauon oi me petitioner the vouchers of the state audior's otlice. The opinion holds that the petitioner has the same right as anv other citizen to inspect public documents wiinin n,iinhin limitations. It further de clares that While certified conies of public documents are consiuereu us evidence in court. It Is necessary that n ui,.n iiuva ihn rlirht tn examine such documents that he may know what documents or parts of documents he desires to use. Hence, the original ..hAnM Kn nnAi-i for the insnection of all duly qualified persons within reason able limitations. The court holds that Mr. Clement has such an interest as entitles him to Inspection of the records and directs that the vouchers be opened to the In spection of Mr. Clement, his agent, or attorney. The decision was by Judge John H. Watson and consumed over an hour In the reading. Judges Love land Munson and Seneca Haselton dis sented, and owing to Illness the laic Judge II. R. Start did not pass upon the case. Fiqhtinq Bovine Tuberculosis. AAAnHrllr,o- t attiuttna ruppntlv made rtv;v.v,i w tun a.. . - Ultn 11, a nlPeo nf tho Ktnte flll- Uliijui: ii'.ni uic w.... v. v.. .. .-.I !m K. alnla linnl'll llf (UlOr HI illUlllMtuvi c-i". cattle commissioner, during the three fiscal years ending July j, ivva. am ed reimbursements for 3.161 diseased cattle, at a cost to the state of 168. 181 21. In 1903 the amount paid was $14,025.97 and in 1905, $27,979.58. This great increase is due to the fact that the legislature of 1904 raised the per centage from 50 to SO per cent, paid by the state on the valuation of cattle killed. The three largest claims paid In the vear ending last July were to R. M. Bradley of Brattleboro, for 53 cows. $1.2(13.20: C. J. and C. S. Wright e ii'iiHutnn as enttlA S.AR9. 4ft nnd B. J. Russell of Underhlll. 38 cattle. $690.72. LETTER TO REFORMER READERS George E. Greene Guarantees Hyomei to Cure Catarrh or It Costs Nothing. Editor of The Reformer: In view of the prevalence of catarrhal troubles at this season of the year. I want to tell your readers that I have never sold anything that gave more thurt Uvnmul whan llspd HUUM'ttlluil HIM" - In catarrhal troubles. You get Imme diate relief rrom -tne treatment, aim consistent use will prove to every suf ferer, as it has to many or our custo mers, the virtue of this preparation. n-i .itfif nndula J IIU LUlllMlCtC Aijw.nv. wu.l.b ..".w A il... Inhnlai a m11.lrip lli-nnnpr. l a. imjivc:i. mi. (i. v.. v. ... and a bottle of Hyomei, and the price is only 1. w.llte aaoiitonai ooiues ran be obtained for BO cents. I positively guarantee a cure when Hvomei Is used In accordance with di rections, or I will refund your money. Thio nortsiinlv shdws our faith and be lief in the virtues of Hyomei. yours very truly. Geo:-ge E. Greene. Our "Britannia" Line Now offered in t Sizes ; for r j Misses, Children and Little Men. ! . 0; ;. I For years we have hud the satisfaction ot offering: our "Britannia" line of Shoes as the best Woman's Shot on the market at the popular $J.$0 price. These shoes have in no case disappointed us or our customers. We have repeatedly said that In Material and Make, In Comfort and Service, "Britannia" shoes lead all have never been disputed. Stock No. 5631. Little Men'i "Britannia." Box Calf. Goodyear welt soles, very as carefully made and as and elegant in appearance, customer thinks of them. Little Mens "Britannias" are made of nice box calf, with stout oak soles, on broad, easy lasts. They are good to' look at, and THEY WILL WEAR. . Shoes better than these in material, style, finish, fit and service cannot be found in ' any city store. We unreservedly recommend them to our trade. . DUNHAM BROTHERS. 1 Supreme Court Decisions. In supreme court at Montpeller Tuesday. Jan. 23. the Hardwlck con spiracy case of state vs. James Dun can and others was covered in an opin ion read by Chief Judge J. H. Rowel-. This case Is that of indictment for con spiracy to restrain certain men from the work of manufacturing granite. The defendants claimed that they were cited before the grand Jury as wit nesses, not knowing that they them selves were linder Investigation wi.h a view to the conspiracy indictments. Thev further claimed that thus they were made to incriminate themselves contrary to their rights. The defend ants entered a plea In abatement on these grounds. The court passes the plea regarding the Indictment. The de murrer to indictment is overruled nnd cause remanded. The opinion holds that the men knew or should have known their rights and that the In criminating evidence that they . gave was given voluntarily, hence, their lights were not violated. Judge Rowell rendered a decision In the case of state vs. Robert Waterman, the Victory case in which AVaterman was indicted forhe poisoning of his child. The court's decision is that the indictment holds and the plea of abate ment Is denied. This plea of abate ment was filed on the ground that one of the members of the grand .lury which Indicted Waterman. Kellogg by name, was disqualified from serving, having sat on a case in Essex county within a length of time contrary to law. The Poultry Industry. It is a fact not generally known that of all farm products poultry stands fifth in value. It is estimated that the cash derived from the sale of poultry and eggs amounts to half a billion dol lars annually. Farmers.' however, are only beginning to realize the profits that can be obtained from a well cared for flock of hens. It is doubtless true that manv could more than double their present gain If they gave a little more attention to the feeding problem. Guy H. Parker of Mlddletown Springs. Vt., writes of the way he increased the egg production of his fowls: "My hens have doubled on the number of eggs since I began to use your 'Page's Per fected Poultry Food.' " , Anv one sending his name on a post al rH tn n S Pne-e. Hvde Park. Vt.. and mentioning this paper, will receive by mail, free, postpaid, a sample pack age of "Page's Perfected Poultry Food." ' other medium-priced shoes for To meet the steadily growing- demand for a better grade of shoes for young folk we now have; the "Britannia" shoes made in sizes for Misses,1 Children and Little Men. These shoes possess all the points of excellence of the regular "Britannia" grade. They are, in fact, regular Britannia", shoes, made in the same factory, and by the same methods as those tor older people which is the highest praise and best guaranty that can be given them. The Misses' and Children's shoes are made of nice, soft vici kid. with patent tips, medium, weight: flexible; "nature shape" lrsts, and the inside of the shoe is! smoothly finished as the outside. They are shapely, stylish and their wearing qualities are guaranteed. Here is what one, I South KramiiiKham. Mass.. . Jan. 7. 196. Dunham Bros., ". , Brattleboro. Vt.: Gentlemen Please send me by mail one pulr Misses' ''Britannia" lace shoes, size 11. C wide. I got my daughter a pair of 10 1-2 last August and she has worn them ever since. I think these should be a little longer. Upon re ceipt of the shoes I will send mv check for the amount of your bill. ' Very truly yours. E. C. SAMES. Misses' "Britannia" Shoes are $2.50 a pair. Sizes II to 2, All widths. Children's "Britannia" Shoes are $2.00 a pair. Sizes 7 to 10 1-2. All widths. DYSPEPSIA CURE DIGESTS WHAT YOU EAT Th S 1 .00 bottl. contains Hmetth trial Hie. which 5.11. for 80 emta ( rmrAKiD only at thi iboraixv or i E. C. DeWITT & COMPANY. CHICAGO. IXX Sold by Ceorge E. Creene. Change in Price. Owing tu a new ruling by the post offlee depattment. the New York Trib une Farmer which we are offering with The Reformer at 11.75 per year for both papers, will after the first of April be obliged to raise their subscription price to us to such an extent that we shall be compelled to charge 12 for both papers instead of J1.75. All subscriptions re ceived previous to April 1st will be or dered at the old rate. $1.75 for both papers. The New York Tribune Farmer is a weekly paper which Is excellent value at the new price and remarkably theap at the old. No orders at $1.75 for both papers will be filled after April 1. 1906. Time to Speak. There is a time to keep silence, but it was evidontly not the right time in the case of a boy who lives in a country town. He got a splinter into his foot, and in spite of his protestations, his mother and grandmother decided to place a poultice over the wound. The, boy resisted vigorously. "I won't have any poultice," he de clared, stoutly. As the hot poultice touched the boy's foot ho opened his mouth. ' "You " he began. "Keep still," said his mother, shak ing her stick, while the grandmother applied the poultico. Once more the lit tle fellow opened his mouth. - r ' "r' But the uplifted switch awed him into silence. In a minute more the poultice was firmly in place, and the boy was tucked into bed. "There, now," said his mother, "the splinter will be drawn out, and Eddie's foot will soon be well." As . the mother and ' grandmother moved away, triumphantly, a shrill, small voice came from under the bed clothes, "You've got it on the wrong foot!" Rehoboth Sunday Herald. "I see," remarked Dedbroke, "that you, advertise an up-to-date boardin' house. I suppose that refers to the ser mi nnd nnnointments. " "No. in deed," replied the landlady, "that re fers exclusively to the Doaraers. i aon i keep any one who gets behind." Phil adelphia lCCOTd. , - In Shape and Fit, In Variety of Styles, women's wean these claims How to Make Money on a Farm. V -Grandfather made money ia hia own way but, the Men who are Making Money to day are not using Grandfather', Way. Soc-. cessful agriculture, like other aucceasful en terprises, is on a different basis than it was in Grandfather's day. Large erops of the best quality,, produced at low cost, is the Se cret of present driy fanning Successes. Thou sands of intelligent and progressive farmers are Making Money to day because they have adopted modern methods and machinery and keep informed about the progress of agricnl-, turnrdevelopment. A little more care in the selection of varieties and seeds, a little more cultivation and a little more attention to grading, will produce bigger crops of a better qualitv, that sell at higher prices. Little things like these make the difference between success and failure. Success depends upon knowledge, and knowledge can be had only from experience or reading the experience of others. The New England Farmer, Brattle boro, Vt., (the paper your Grandfather reHd), is the Agricultural paper through which the Successful Money linking Farmers of New England exchange ideas and methods ajid compare notes of their successes and failures. It is the One Great Agricultural Paper which Farmers must road to keep well informed, and the only agricultural paper which prints Thinking Matter instead of Mere Reading Matter. No matter how many other acricul tural papers you may read, you will still find enough of Interest nnd Value, exclusively in The New England Fanner, to make it Worth Your While to read it regularly. The system of crop, market, and comparative price re ports received once each month from every county in New England, will make anil save more money every day than the cost of The Farmer for' a year. You may be able to get' along without The New England Fanner, but you will got along better and make more money if you read it. The Reformer has made an arrangement with Ihe. publishers of The New England Farmer whereby we can send this best of all farm papers on trial for ten weeks without cost to every farmer in this vicinity. Just pay a vear's subscription to- the Reformer (new or renewal) and we will send you The New England Farmer for ten weeks free. Af ter that it will cost you $1.00 per year if vou want it but it is well worth it. Send your order to-day. It costs you nothing to rend this paper. Address, Windham County Reformer, IJrattleboro, Vt. New England Farms Wanted. There are hundreds of people who want farms in New England. Letting thein know about your farm is the way to get a quick customer and a good price. If your farm im f.ir aula writs nt Once In tilt publishers flf The New.. England Farmer, (established in in I 1822), for their co-operative pian oi r New England Farms. By our metho do business direct with the custoi pav no commission, you get a quii and vou get n better price. Write u. us tell 'yon all about our plan. Show t vertisenient to your friends. We refer any bank in New England. Address New England Farmer, Brattleboro, Yen