, J J ear. $2.00 J Not Paid in Advance.
"Z a th$ ends thou aimest at it thy Country's, thy God" s and Truth's. '
' "Price Five Cents Pep Copy.
BUATTLE1JOKO, VERMONT, FRIDAY, OCTOHKK J 3. 1900.
WEDNESDAY, I J
HE CREAT SUCCESS
w rutin by
I ii hp II air
A niii"r 'Way
Dim n K-f
A PLAY THAT
Tblt1t i-llk;m:tt limiacaiicy- u nun in
I 47Hl i!'- .-.-. ,C I't''tV
4 full '" ie m '. ,'n
hi have seen thin play Price $1.
V 9" . i'1 opens Monday, Oct. U Kt
hi Oct, 18
IIJUOCES. J, HANNA, C. S. D.
Il'eaber o The Authorized Board
::Lectu:eship of the First Church
::Christ, Scientist, Boston, Mass.
II An Welcome. Admission Free.
Tin- 1a vnt.Ts of tlip Village of Brattle
!j arr h'Tciiy iMtinca 10 meet n me
liOT.V IIALI. ..n
FRIDAY, OCT. 12, '06
At 8 o'clock p. m.
T'j ct mi I hi' following articles:
Article 1. To see if Hie village will rote
.1... -,.,, Hill Mutux-.-nir kvr.
I i; IIf l)rUI.' "1 fiH.I,WU, IUO UIU Uflnru .
I :.r me .iitS".
Art. J. T" m'i' if the villas' will Tote to
xruct .'u r town representative to t;ike
c-n-jri-.. tii s- i-uie proper and sufficient lejr-
F.aTijn i.i t'Mil'ii1 the village to construct or
ik.Ijv :i vm of water works, ami to re-
ral!:)" i' ii mi::i1 vote to instruct the water
,rj i . :r. i.i'rate taken at the last meeting.
.In. !. T" m-c if tlie villngo will vote to
j-liw i'i' rh.s'mit Hill Reservoir system
lnj ia.sr i I. :,!;' Reservoir system, and arm-
iiil, ,i ti price.
i'J; ,i!:. I'.iii r necossiry business.
V. !. PERKY. Clerk.
PnllM' l-o. Vt., Sept. 2!, 1900. 40-41C
NEW YORK MRGHIN STORE.
We have Just received
a very nii'e lino of
to retail at
25 cents Each.
Also eluiiHT ones to Hell at loo. Scrap
baskets, 25 ami 5ie.
Forty down of ladies ', gents ' ami
chililri'N 'a mittens just placed on our
i-ountcr, price inc.. This is a special
price. Some of them would sell at 2Uc.
Also have just reeeived 120 dozen
more of that wonderful 5e. and Mo. as
sortment of decorated porcelain.
Call often and see our bargains and
WILCOX N, Y. BARGAIN STORE
Brattleboro, Vt. Greonflold, Mass.
10 THE LOVERS OF BOXING.
A i!"in' Instructor, who has taught in a
'nii.T private chilis and schools, will
; ;i '';,-.- iii llr.itttcborn one night a week
f :fc- - 'it l.'iti.-ii lovers of the sport (prize
til.M. ! ... ; i . pr iviiline a sufficient number
! mU in he secured to warrant coming
I KSIKUCTOR. P. O. Box 4D8. Greenfield, Mass.
Double the Light.
Half the Gas.
Throws Light all Down.
Donnell & Davis
We have a very complete line of
children's head wear to which we
call your attention.
There are cloth tarns and caps,
bear skin tarns and wool toques.
Silk, bear skin, Angora, and silk
crochet bonnets for infants.
Silk, velvet, and bear skin pokes
for the older children.
In ready to wear and dress hats
for children we have an unusual dis
play of choice styles.
Donnell & Davis
We believe if one desires to know the honest opinion of
the ESTEY PIANO the proper person to ask is the ownjr of
an ESTEY It is hardly fair to ask our competitor, it being
only natural, and not malice, that he should give the piano a
It is only natural to expect a manufacturer to be preju
diced in favor of his own output. We believe, however, that
the most successful dealers in musical instruments in this
country are in a position to give positive proof of the merits
of any instrument by their orders. The firm referred to has
had nine carloads of ESTEY Pianos since June,
with unfilled orders for four carloads to be ship
ped before Dec. 1st. Thirteen carloads to one
firm in five months. Orders speak louder than words!
In buying direct from us, you are buying from the manu
facturers. We have no selling expenses of any kind, no
commissions, graft or "hand out" to pay. We believe the
saving of this extra expense is worth your consideration.
We can sell you a better piano for less money
than you can buy elsewhere. Rather a strong state
ment but one we will gladly prove. Some people, however,
make the very serious mistake of considerine nothing but
price. V.hen it comes down to competition of that kind, we
are out of it. We do not, never have and never expect to
manufacture or sell a'cheap, shoddy class of goods that is
sold on price only.
Estey Organ Co.,
'GETTING down to work
I LEGISLATORS BEGINNING TO
I FIND THEIR STRIDE.
WASHINOS WANTED Address
WANTED Two chambermaids and two bell
boys. llltCMIKS IKtl'HK. 0 l
and you will get light.
We have 15 Dietz Japanned
driving lamps slightly damaged.
We shall let them go at
First come, first served.
BROOKS HOUSE BLOCK
We have purchased Denmson
Brothers' interest and good wLl
in the market formerly under the
ABBOTT & DENNISON BROTHERS
in Emerson block, Elliot street,
where we are pleased to meet all
of our old friends and as many
new ones as may come.
We can oniy piumiac jr -
best efforts to constantly have in
stock a full line of the best meats
..1 .. Vt n can Qi
!) 0, WALKER, Brattleboto 'SSKSS.:
Fair deal with all, is our motto.
Highest cash prices for Hides, Skins
and lelts-also for Beef, Pork, Veal,
Lambs and Poultry.
A Free Trial to Convince You.
IN WINDHAM COUNTY OF I
toons, Fire Sets and Spark Guards
WANTED Cabinet makers. Stcail.i employ
ment. I1K.UTI.KHOKO CAM N KT COM
WANTED fl carpenters for roufh work. Ap
ply to GKOIiUK CKOI.L, lluilder, Oak
WANTED A horse for the winter, for the
kecninc. lleferences. Address o. u.
WANTED Girl fur general housework. Must
be a good cook, tiooil waites. Jino. r.. ...
SMITH. 44 Oreen street.
WANTED Beef, pork, veal, poultry, egKJ,
beef hides, calf akins, aheep pelti.
t V. A. K1CHAR1JHON. '2tt
COOK WANTED Must be eomtetent and re
, liable: three In family : waire. ' uef
week. J. 1. I'lXKRY, Brattleboro. 40-41
WANTED A hurse to keep through the win
ter and use on my mnil route. -Must lie
a .i ml and clever enoiiKh to stand without
hilchimt. S. W. KNItilir. 4"'
ROAD AGENTS WANTED Men 21 year, of
a,, and over desirine positions ailvertislOK
Magic Yeast can obtain particulars by ail
j essimr WALTKH O 11II.I. care Nortl.wes
crn Yeast Co., 89 N". Ashland Ave., t hi
caco. ..Season opens Apr. 1. l'.MK. When ap
plying state aBe. present and former occupa
tion ind home address. Salary, thirty dollars
per month and expenses. "
CIDER BARRELS for sale.
C. H. KUDY
FOR SALE Chester white pifc-i. A. (i.
UAKN'M, Vernon, Vt. 1)1 "
FOR SALE Shelving at I'.S. Knight's store.
Inquire C. A. IIOYUKX. lf
rOR SALE Three high bred Boston Terrier
pups, 7 weeks old. . O. DLQlhTlt., ,13
F0K SALE-pne..h"rse. gil for wotnen to
drive, will sou uiim,'.
KINDLING WOOD for sale; also dry 4-foot
wood at 4 per ci - -.,.
per cord. S. A. SMITH CO. 38tf
GEO. H. OORHAM, M. D., Whitney block.
Main Street, Brattleboro, Practice limited
to the disease! of the Eye, Ear, Throat, and
Vose. Office houri: 9:80 to 12, 1 to 4 p. m.,
Tuesdave and Friday! only. Remainder of
week at Bellows falls.
DR. WINFRED H. LANE, Office In Hough
ton block over Kuech'i itore. Tel., 212-2.
Hours, 8 to 9 A. m., 1 to 8 and 7 to 8 P. M.
Residence, 19 Grove St. Tel., 212-8.
DR. HENRY TUCKER, Residence, 4 Willi!
ton Street. Tel., 243. Office, Leonard block.
Hours, 1:80 to 3 and T to 0.
A. I. MILLER, M. D., Physician and Sur
geon, Hooker Block, Brattleboro, Vt. Of
ace hours, 8 till 9. 1 to 2, 6:80 to 8.
OEO. X. ROBERTS, M. D, Surgery and dls
ensea of Women a specialty. Oftiee and
residence, 18 North Main St.; telephone, 140.
DR. G. r. BARBER, Dentist, Union Block,
over Greene's drat; store, Bratlleboro, Vt.
DR. C. S. CLARK, Dentist, Whitney block,
DR. T. G. PETTEE, Dentist, Crosby block,
over llolden's drug store.
DR. A. ICNAPP. Dentist, Hooker Block, op
posite Brooks House, Brattleboro.
DR. L. 8. EDWARDS, Dentist.
Block, Main Street. Telephone.
HASKINS ft SCHWENK, Attorneys snd
Counsellors at Law, Brattleboro, Vt.
ROBERT 0. BACON, Attorney at Law. Room
18, Cilery Building, Brattleboro.
JOHN E. GALE, Attorney at Law, Guilford,
Vt. Telephone, 16-4.
MYHON P. DAVIS, Collections. Emerson
Block. Tel., 52-4.
WM. C. H0RTON. Real Estate' and Insur
ance: Notary Public. Emerson Block, El
BARROWS t CO., Wholesale and Retail
Healers in Coals of all kinds. Office, No.
33 Main Street, Brattleboro.
FRANK MORSE, Professional houseclener,
."5 Elliot Street.
PCR SALE A desirable building lot, with
."..re house, centrally located. Inquire at
,J. T. 1E.MIXU'8, 12 So. Main St. i
BERKSHIRE BOAR PIGS, born in May,
BEXS pu . bred,, registered, hjfb-. ?ss
stock: price 1U eacn
v t. HOUGHTON.
FOR SALE-Young driving horse, j lound 4
mjM'mT Oak street" .Ubl.. HKSUY
B. ALLEN. fill
BECKWITH Round Oak Stove, large .11
hue neater v t tw
it, including pipe, elbows, etc. C. I. MANX
17 Clark St., Brattleboro.
FOR SALE-Standard makes of automobile.
some bnrgnliis in - Y" ,7, ..,
TO RENT-5-room tenemen, on Cherry St.,
modern. S. vv . rwu
or.8 trom Sl.Si) to so.uu e
Spark Guards, $1.50 to $4.50. Would ,
ploasod to have you call and see
J. EDCAR M ELLEN
P. S. A NEW COLLAR for that
finn v-. vi. the Fair
-"v ii'ioro yoa tko hu - ---
Will . TT TTT! 'RT'R'RON. We
ve some fine ones. J. E. M. I
Fill up your
POST CARD ALBUM
with beautiful scenery from
ail over North America, at
ALL ABOUT HOLSTEINS
Stml for free illustrated pamphlet describing
this great breed of cattle.
LLjW'riHTON. S- v. . Brattleboro. VT.
Last Call on
Rifles and Guns
Keep Your Hands Clean
Better than Soap.
AL WOOD, 8 Main St,
TO RENT A large room with 'entrance on
Cliapin '"'"' 37tf
Apply i- uuiucH
TO RENT A nice tenement to a small, quiet
family: none other need apply. LI CY A
a. .. t tl H t till
" . . nt l
T"" RENT Two modern ni:i".wu
"North Main St, recently rented jvne pof h.
flneat locations in town. S. W. LUlrt o(
Mrs. John D. Barrows, Teacher of the Piano
Special Attention Given to Children.
Address No. 3 Oak Street, Brattkboro, Vt.
$18 TO $25 PER WEEK
Easily earned by men of character and ability
by soliciting in 'their own locality; work
pleasant; position permanent if satisfactory.
For particulars address
R. A. DEAN, Brandon, Vt. 41c
CARL F. CAIN
I make covered buttons from your goods.
H. E. BOND & CO., Funeral Directors
nml Furnishers. Telephone, residence,
."-Ji; otlice, 264, open day and night.
17 Mniu St., Brattleboro, Vt.
CHIMNEYS BUILT cleaned anil repaired.
Ailili'H-s M. .1. CAVAXAI'GH, Williams
FOUND A sum of money. Owner can have
same bv identifying and paying for this
advt. REFORMER OFFICE. 41
THE CENTREVILLE ROLLER RINK will he
opened for skating during October only
Wednesdays and Saturdays, afternoon and
evening. Admission.. 10 cents. The rink will
be opened for select skating parties of 10 or
more bv notifying GEORGE S. HOI.HKN. HO
A fine lot fronting on North Main st, north
of Dr. Robert' rrsiuVnce; "3 feet by 100
feet deep. Also house and extra lot on Grove
at. Prices on this property will be attractive.
These lots join home residence which is not
WM. C. HOETON'S AGENCY,
Emerson Block, Elliot St. 4 1-4 2c
All taxes due the estate of the late R. E.
Gordon must be paid at once to save costs.
Said taxes may be p.iid at the office of H. E.
Taylor & Son.
40-41c MRS. R. E. GORDON', Executrix.
HARD AND SOFT WOOD FOR SALE
I have a large quantity of hard and soft
wood which I offer for sale at reasonable
prices. It Is all prepared for the e-tove in
one foot lengths. First come first served.
K. G. CLARK, Brattleboro.
Orders received by telephone. No. 51-8.
Big interest gained
on annuities. The attention of parties with
limited means is railed to this mode of invest
ment, which pays its dividend quarterly as
long as vou live. No care, no risk. 57th year,
doing business in 44 States. .Notional Life
Ins. Co. of Vt. (Mutual).
H. E. TAYLOR ft SON, General Agents,
Crosby Block, Brattleboro, Vt. .
and Fine Tone Regulating.
Orders by 'pbone or mail promptly attended to.
Important Bill Put Through Under
Suspension of Rules and Over Mr.
Hapgood'i Strenuous Objection
Committee Appointments for County.
An iiiiiinrtiiiit fentiiro iif Kriiliiv's)
; proeeediiiKX of the li'Kisliiture wait the
.nsii(;c liv imtii nmiKi'8 iimirr me auti
' pension of the rules, of a bill introduced
j nt tho instance of Attorney-General
I Cliirke ('. Fit Ih compelling tho prodii-
linn of various bouks. records, t
, counts, etc., as evidence to be used bi
fore grand .nines anil the courts upon
issuing of, legal process for the siiini'.
The first and particular object of this
bill, it is understood, is to force the
Burlington Rendering company to pro
duce accounts and papers bearing upon
the diseased beef scandal now being
investigated by the (.'hittenden county
grand jury. The report is that all these
much wniited documents and papers
have been spirited out of the state, and
that the attorney-general has been un
able to get theiii, and lay them before
the grand jury. It is even intimated
that the rendering company is almost
stubbornly defiant in its attitude, to
ward this investigation, and in its dis
position to yield no evidence that can
throw light upon it. The bill, which is
No. I, was promptly passed by both
Another important and record break
ing feature was Speaker Cheney's an-
i noiincement of Btamling committees.
The democrats are recognized by the
appointment of Kli II. Porter of Wil
mington as chairman of the committee
on wavs and means, and John II. Senter
its chairman of the committee on cor
porations. The gift of important chair
manships to the opposition is unusual,
but nevertheless commendable.
Other chairmen of important com
mittees are: Klections, Alexander of
(ieorgin; judiciary, Darling of Chelsea;
education, llulburd of Hyde lark;
railroads, Jackson of Harre city; banks,
Mead of Rutland; manufactures. Ful
ton of Highgate; general committee,
G'ibson of Brattleboro; numcipal cor
porations, Fcnn of Springfield; military
affairs, Heath of Warren; appropria
tions, Fletcher of Cavendish.
Mr. Gibson of this town is also a
n iber of the general committee, and
the appointments of the other w md
hnin eountv members are as follows:
Flections, L. T. Lnndman of London
derrv; federal relations. L. C. Harris of
Somerset; military nffairs, F; H. Niles
of Halifax; education, H. H. Shaw of
Marlboro: claims, W. 8. Holland of
LTownshcnd; railroads, H. II.
farlboro; highways and tirulges. at. ii.
Kav of Rockingham; banks. J. A.
Mu'zzv of Jamaica; manufactures. A.
f S'hipimin of Westminster; agricul
ture, K. H. Aklev of Vernon; land tax,
Krnest I'ike of Stratum; grand list, W.
V Burnett of Diimmerston; general
committee. W. S. Allen of Wliitingliam;
state prison, Joel Flngg of (imlford;
corporations. M. H. Hay of Rocking
ham; municipal corporations, J. A.
Benson of Newfane; town lines. Nor
man Davis of Grafton; mileage and
debenture-, II. L. Carr of Athens; pub
lic buildings, K. J. Grout of Dover; in
sane W G. Adams of Windham; ap
propriations, K. H. Porter of Wilming-
t( The legislative train Monday after
noon, on which were Governor Proctor,
Sceretnrv Farnsworth and Assistant
Secretar'v Skeels of the Senate, and sev
eral senators and representatives, was
over an hour late in reaching Montpel
ier, thus delnving somewhat the prog
ress of legislation in both houses. There
was little to do. however, and early ad
journments were taken. Senntor John
son of Orange was appointed secretary
pro tem of the Senate but his duties
were not arduous. The committee on
joint rules from the Senate was given
J , .Inrintr the afternoon.
penilinmi'ii - I . . - ., A
Copies of the proposed revision of the
nuhlic statutes wrrr ""' "
If -II ooo.ttAN 9)11 .1 rpnroHi'ntatives,
as was the report of the trustees and
superintendent ot tlie suite no,......
the insane at Waterburv. Representa
.:.... ..i,,n nf Wflllitiirford and Bar
rows of' Hartford were in the House for
tlie first time Monday and took tho oath
Tuesday's sessions of the House and
Senate were short and did not accom
plish nnvthing beyond routine work
and the 'announcement of certain joint
and standing committees in the Senate.
A large number of committees bad their
preliminary meetings Tuesday after
noon and "evening nnd there was sup
posed to be something significant in the
call for a meeting of the farmers to re
organize the farmers' association of
two vears ago. The governor Tuesday
signed the House bill, which provides
for the coercion of corporations doing
business in the state, when nsked to
show their books and papers to the
courts. This bill has now become a
law and the efforts of tho "beef
lobby" have been powerless to stop it,
There are several challenges as to
the eligibility of members retaining
their seats in the House and the eases
of Mr. Slade of West Rutland, Hap
eood of Peru. Spaulding of Sherburne
Felton of Highgate and Btirnham of
Woodbury have been handed to the
committee on elections.
The standing committees of .the Senate
were announced Tuesday afternoon. Mr.
Phelps is named on the land taxes, mil
itary affairs and general committees
while the name of Mr. Chase appears on
the judiciary committee. Mr. Chase is
also on the joint committee on state
and court expenses and Mr. Phelps on
the joint committee on game and tisli
eries. The following representatives
from Windham county have received
appointments on the joint standing
committees: Industrial school, Austin
of Brookline; game and fisheries, W ar
ren of Putney; state and court ex
penses. Dexter of Wardsboro;- insur
ance, Benson of Newfane; public
health, Dexter of Wardsboro.
The promptness with which the joint
committee on revision of bills got down
legislature, 111 in the House and four in
the Henate. The new method of intro
ducing bills is now fairly on trial.
Reading bills the first and second time
by their titles only does not meet with
universal favor, but as one member of
the House expressed himself Wednes
day ufteraoon: "We adopted these new
rules and we are going to give them a
fair trial. But if wo don't like the
pups we can drown 'em."
Among the measures introduced Wed
nesday are some of prime importance.
Among them is the bill providing fur
weekly pay men t of wages introduced
by Mr. Jackson of Hnrre city, one by
Mr. Cady of Middlebury, regarding
registration and licensing of automo
biles, which provides that towns may
prescribe what highways may be used
by automobiles, ami for a violation of
tlie restrictions a penalty of not less
tliiiu Mil nor more than U'i0 is pre
scribed. The bill introduced by Mr.
ay of Rockingham is of interest to
1,-e publishers of newspapers ill Ver
mont, in that it provides for the publi
cation of all warnings for town meet
ings. Another bill which is of general
interest provides for the retirement of
supreme court judges at the age of "0
vears, they thereafter during life to
ilraw half pay. This bill also provides
that supreme court judges may be re
tired at the age of Go if they have been
on the bench 15 years. This eau be
done only with the consent of the gov
ernor and General Assembly and if
they are so retired, they are to draw
half pav for life.
Although only four bills were intro
duced in the Se'nato Wednesday two of
them are of more than ordinary inter
est. One introduced by' Senator John
son of Orange repeals the act passed
two vears ago by which delinquent tax
pavers are debarred from voting in
cit'v, town and village meetings.
the bill introduced by Senator Vnn
Patten to amend section three of act 7U
of the acts of lil4, entitled. "An act
limiting municipal indebtedness." pro
vides that in addition to obligations
created for a water supply, sewers, or
..in..irlo lights lieini? exempt, or not
taken into account in determining mun
icipal indebtedness, temporary iu.ui
..1...11 ..iu. i. Y.miit. provided such
noun hio ...r., r .
loans do not extend beyond the fiscal
veur for which they are made.
' (iovernor Proctor, Lieutenant-Governor
Prouty and Adjutant-General Gil
more were in consultation Wednesday
in regard to a program tor lauics
l, I'mm October 2 to 27 inclusive.
The program is not yet completed but
... . , ....... ,1,1V
will be announce", iu a
ti, ;,,.i;..i,.rv (uimmittccs of the Sen
ate and House" arc well started iu their
work of inspecting the proposed, rews
ion of the Vermont statutes. The work
has been so equitably divided that rap
id progress can tie miuie. m-n
completed these committees will report
bv bill. .... ...
Several important bills wore intro
duced in the generar asiwmbly.titt-.
, t .i.- ii. K,.h fr Senter of
uav. in mi- " -- ---
Montpelier and Mr. Archibald of Man
chester presented bills providing for
the abolition of capital punishment.
Mr. Hatch of Strafford is the author of
a bill to exempt certain summer resi
dents from the puyment of the deer
hunters' tax. Mr. Shaw of Marlboro
introduced a bill providing municipal
suffrage for women and Mr. Chedel of
Stockbridge presented a measure pro
viding for the election of town repre
sentatives by ft plurality vote if no
choice is reached before the third bal
lot. , .
Mr. Gibson of this town yesterday in
troduced a bill for an act incorporat
ing the Brattleboro Trust company.
Tlie bill was referred to the committee
on banks. Mr. Gibson also introduced
a bill relating to weekly payments,
which was referred to the general com
mittee. A bill introduced by Mr. Ad
ams of Windham provides that the last
two weeks in November, Sundays ex
cepted, shall constitute tlie open season
for deer. Mr. Benson of Newfane in
troduced an act providing for improve
ments on the Windham county court
house. The House yesterday killed the
bill relating to notices for town meet
ings. . , .
in the Senate, Mr. Chase introduced
a bill providing for tho return to the
svstem of witness fees in use before
the adoption of the act of 1904. Mr.
Phelps introduced a bill providing that
at least 4U davs, insieau ui me
notice, be given by those desiring ad
ditional polling places.
Uepresentative Harris of Somerset
and some others living in his vicinity
will probably make few trips to their
homes during the session. Mr. Harris
enjoys the distinction of drawing more
mileage than any other member of the
Legislature. To come to Montpelier
from his town Mr. Harris has to go
to Wilmington by stage, through tho
Hoosac tunnel to Greeufield, Mass.,
thence to Montpelier by the way ot
Brattleboro and Bellows Falls. Bur
lington Free Press.
The first meeting of tho Farmers'
Legislative association was held Tues
day evening in the cloak room at the
state house with a large attendance.
S. W. Butterfield of Veathersfield,
president of the association two years
ago, called the meeting to order and
briefly explained the work the organ
ization has done in the past four years
as did R. B. Galusha of Royalton, sec
retary, and H. N. Davis of Glover,
treasurer two years ago. It was unan
imously voted to. continue the organ
ization.' The following officers were
elected: President, W. N. Cady of Mid
dlebury, chairman of the House com
mittee" on agriculture; vice-president,
H. H. Scott of Bakersfield; secretary,
V. S. Allen of Whitingham; treasurer,
C. 8. Martin of Ferrisburg; legislative
committee, E. P. Smith of Bridgewater,
William Noonan of Addison and E. B.
Lcland of Weathersfield. The work
proposed to be done by this association
during the present session was infor
mally discussed and much interest was
decided to retire on Recount of ill
health, anil the question of his succes
sor is now a mooted point. Attorney
General Moody makes no scret of his
desire that Judge C. II. Darling, collec
tor of customs for the district of Ver
mont, shall be selected to succeed Judge
Wheeler and unless the Vermont dele
gation in Congress agree upon some oth
er man it is safe to say that Judge Dar
ling will be transferred to the bench,
where it is known he lias long desired a
Jt is knowu that the delegations are
divided on the subject, part favoring
Darling, while others lire urging tho
selection of United States District At
i,i,n -T I. Mn rt 111 f.ir the position.
Senator Proctor has been ut Washing
ton this week, and it is understood from
another source that an a result of the
contest now on a "dark horse" may
appear iu the race.
The St. Albans Messenger an
nounced vesterday thut Charles II. Dar
ling, collector of customs for the dis
trict of Vermont, although in the past
he has had a leaning toward the bench,
as he is situated at present is not and
will not be a candidate to succeed
Judge Hoyt H. Wheeler of Brattleboro,
who has signified his intention to retire
from the position of United States
judge for the district of Vermont
A HELPFUL GATHERING. '
Judge Wheeler to Retire.
A special despatch from Washington
to the Burlington Free Press under
date of Oct. 10 says:
Announcement is made that Judge
tt. Tf ti-i 1 ,kn TTnifnit Stntas
to work Wednesday mormug rraun n. n. rue;ici .
in 20 bills being introduced into the 1 court for the district of V ermont has
Interests of School Pupils Discussed
About MO parents aud others inter
ested in the Brattleboro schools re
sponded to Principal E. B. Smith's in
vitation to meet in the high school
room vteunesuny evening to uisnuin
the interests of the boys aud girls in
school aud out. The conference proved
helpful and inspiring, and it is hoped
it is but the opening session of a school
for parents. Everyone present was
thoroughly in sympathy with Mr.
Smith's "remarks. In everything he
said he showed bis sound judgment and
sane ideas on the relations of teachers
and pupils. Air. Smith believes that
the authority of the teacher over the
pupil ends when the child leaves the
school grounds. After that authority
should come from the parent. A good
deal of unjust criticism is directed to
ward the teachers for things that are
done out of school. The school directs
the child and aids the parent but it is
not the source of uttimato authority.
The blame for manners and morals
should not be laid upon the schools as
is often the case.
Mr. Smith laid particular emphasis
on the lack of a suitable athletic
ground. He considered this an impor
tant factor in the development of boys
and something for which the town
ought to be responsible. The island
was suggested as being the most ac
cessible ground for the purpose, Mr.
iiUUlbf.xj)ressingthe belief that school
'sports should be "conducted" separately -from
town sports. In regard to the
social life of the high school pupils
Mr. Smith believes the teachers can
and should help the parents. He thor
oughly approves of class meetings held
in the school building, also of high
school dances on condition that these
festivities are out at an early hour,
making it a point to see that this rule
: ,.-.:..,i ,, Ho iloes not approve
of going out of town for school fun and
does not tluuK sieign-ruies unaui
for many reasons.
After Mr. Smith's talk several others
took part in the discussion. The ad
visability of having regular study
hours out of school was strongly urged.
L. F. Adams urged the parents to show
.,,,(,.-., r. I nioirocifitmn of the teftl'llprS
by sympathetic co-operation, it being a
well-known tact tnar icaciung m tun
i,uat- onoreeintefl of anv of the profes
sions. Kev. E. Q. S. Osgood asked that
parents ami menus or me scuooi suuw
their interest by visiting the schools
more frequently in order to come in
closer touch with tlie work that is be
ing done. He spoke of how much it
,..., nf ,- tbo chililren to have some
business man visit the schools, also of
how much it would mean it one mem
nf ov-orv fomilv renresented in the
high school' would take pains to visit
the school at least once a year. Col.
n a Afiio. T. W Tlnwlev and several
.u... . ... -- 1
others took part in the discussion and
evervoue expressed himself as thorough
ly in sympathy witn mt. nmun a virm,
The keynote of the "conference" was
co-operation of parents and teachers.
Mr. Smith urges that parents come to
him and talk over matters frankly. He
is always to bo found in the high school
Monday afternoons. The graduating
class of the high school is planning a
trip to Washington this year, tho event
to take the place of the graduating re
ception. Efforts will be directed to
raising money for a common fund to
meet the expenses of the trip. Stereop
ticon lectures have bfen arranged for
Nov. 1, 8 and 15 to be held in Grange
hall for this purpose.
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HAS HO SUBSTITUTE
A Cream of Tartar Powder,
free from alum or phos
ROYAL BAKINO POWDER CO., NEW VORK.
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