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WINDHAM COUNTY KKFOUMEK, HKATTLKKOKO, VT., FRIDAY, DKCKMHKlt 7, 1000. lindhamdjountii Jlrformfr Published every rrldey (lrnoon by TUB VEBMONT FSINTINO COMTANT, (Ineoporaled.) HOWARD 0. BICE, Editor. B. If. CRANE. Treeiurer. Subscription! Per Jf", 11.50; el aaonihe, 7& eouti; four nionihs. 60 miiIi; per anv. A cents. All subscriptions are payable In adveure. Bauiplo aopiee will be mailed Irx on request. Advertlslnf Ritea The Reformer ebarirea Ave cenn jt li it of seven worm for resolu tions, obituary poetry or earda of thanks, Mih In advance; claaiifled adverllaeniente. Ion eenle Una tut til ttrat insertion, and Bva cents Una for each subsejueul Inser ion. Display advertising rales on application. MTIMt T M1TTIMMO l HIVI l SICOSS CMS WH BRATTLEBORO, rRIDAY, DEO. 7. 190 WHAT THE VILLAGE WILL GET. In whatever form the amendment to the villiitfe charter U Hccureil there ii little doubt that It will rontiiiu pro vUiona binding tin village to drill fair ly with Mr. Crowell before taking tii toward the tHtMliIilniwnt of h compet ing ytcm. JiiHt how thin protection will bo given to Mr. Crowcll in u mutter of conjecture. It is not unlikely, how ever, that it will be in the form of a clause obliging the villiige to negotiate for tho present systems by purchase or arbitration before doing anything that will tend to destroy Mr. t'rowell ' prop erty, interests. Judging by the attitude of tho legislative committee on municipal corporations at the public hearing Tuesday its members fail to understand why Brattlcboro is so stren uously opposed to the arbitration plan. Thi failure to comprehend the situation is not surprising when the testimony of water board members in taken i"'u -'ul1-siderulion. From what they said, the committee 'wits led to believe that the board was in favor of paying for the Crowell systems practically $l'-5,-000 more than it considered them worth yet was afraid to leave the matter of price to three fair-minded arbitrators. In other words the board took the atti tude that liny board of arbitrators would be likely to dace on the t'rowell systems a valuation more than iflS.'i.OOO in excess of their actual worth. In explaining the reasons for the village's .rejection of the- rccvut agreement to purchase the Crowell systems the water board failed to state that many people were opposed to the plan because they doubt the expediency of village ownership at the present time. Tho board also neglected to state that its own ineonsistent course had something to do with the defeat of tho agreement. In fact it may be said with truth that the board's position at the hearing clouded rather than cleared the situa tion in the minds of the legislative committee. However, the hearing established one fact clearly, and that was that Mr. Gib son's bill in its original form would have offered no solution of the water question. It contained no provision for appeal from the question of the neces sity of taking land, and this omission in itself would have made the bill un constitutional. In this connection Mr. Crowcll 's counsel brought out the fact that the village charter amendment of 1892 was unconstitutional for this very reason and that under it tho village could not have taken a single legal step toward owning a water system. The provision in Mr. Gibson's bill for the legalization of the village acts of Jan. 10, 1906, was also subjected to criti cism and it was conceded by both sides that this would have to be stricken out. Of course, no one can tell just what sort of a charter amendment the legis lature will give the village, but it is probable that it will contain provisions making the water board a body of not less than three or more than five mem bers to be elected at a special meeting, placing the question of the disposal of bonds in the hands of tho taxpayers themselves instead of in the hands of the water board, and compelling the village to deal with Mr. Crowell either by tho arbitration agreement of last June or under the terms of the pur chase agreement of November before having the authority to establish a com peting system. This will mean, prob ably, that tho question of village own ership will be dropped for tho present, and there are many taxpayers who be licve such action would eventually bring about the most satisfactory solu tion of the whole matter. THE SOUTHERN RAILWAY. It was the irony of fate that Mr. Samuel Spencer, the president of the Southern Railway should nave been killed by tlj'o great maehino which he had done so much to make a per fect instrument of commerce. Hurhng ton News. The Southern railway system is an important factor in the development of the south, and President Spencer was doubtless a successful railroad president as railroad presidents go. That he should dose his life is unfortunate as is all loss of life in railroad accidents. But regret for the occurence does not necessitate nor excuse ( palliation of tho circumstances which made it possible. It may be that the late presi dent did all he could to make it "a per fect instrument of commerce." If ao he had sadly failed to bring this effort to a successful completion. The Southern railway is a single track road, and has been for years attempting to do a trunk line business with side track facilities. In consequence, the schedule of the Southern railway has been unreliable as the "inconstant moon," and it it due to Providence, and perhaps Presi dent Spencer, that there have not been more accidents than there have. No "railroad is entitled to be called "a per fect instrument of commerce" in theie days that is not equipped for the trans- action of more IiiihIih'nh than it is reg ularly doing mid in not further equipped with every aiieecimful device for pro moting the safety of employes, pan engers and freight. When tho railroads stop vhnrging the small shippers more that the largo ones, and stop trying to do all the business In sight, nud give their attention to doing well what they do, there will bo fewer accidents both on the Southern railway and on tho Kalian. 1. THE NUB Or THE EACE QUESTION The extreme length of resident Hoosevelt's annual message will doubt less deter many people from giving it the careful perusal that such an import ant document ought to receive For this reason, therefore, if uot out of con sideration for tho newspapers the prehi dent ought to attempt to check his co pious flow of words. Hut the message is worth reading in spite of its wordi ness. It treats a large variety of national topics with the Banie clearness and force that has characterized former state papers of the chief executive. It strikes straight from the shoulder with out regard to who is hit. President Hoosevelt's treatment of the race ques tion is particularly timely. He says; There is but one safe rule in dealing with black men as with white men; it is the same rule that must be applied in dealing with rich men and poor men; that is, to treat euch man, whatever his color, his creed, or his social position, with even-handed justice on his real worth as a man. White puople owe it quite ns much to themselves as to the colored race to treat well the colored man who shows by his life that he de serves such treatment; for it is surely the highest wisdom to encourage ill the colored race all those individuals who tire honest, Industrious, iawnliiding, ami who, therefore, make good and sate neighbors and citizens. Hcward or punish the individual on his merits as an individual. Kvil w ill surely come in the end if we substitute for this rule the habit of trenti-iig all the members of the race, good and bad, alike. There is no question of "social equality" tr "negro domination" involved; only fjie question of relentlessly punishing the bad men and securing to the good man the right to his life, liberty and pursuit of happiness, as his own quiili-' ties of heart, head and hand enable him, to achieve it. Breeders of thoroughbred livestock j rightfully chafe under one rule in effect in the cattle commissioner 's oflice. This rule provides that certificates of health from veterinarians in other states shall not be accepted as evidence that cattle imported are eligible to pass quaran tine. Such a rule is not only unneces sary but a detriment to the cattle breed ing of Vermont. Breeders should be aJlowed to import uuimals provided certificates showing thnt they are in a sound condition can be secured from competent veterinarians living in the localities where the animals arc pur chased. Such certificates are accepted in other states when cattle for breed ing purposes are exported. Strungc to say, it is reported that the New Hampshire- commissioners on the freeing of toll bridges between the states object to paying two thirds of the expense while Vermont pays only one third. Apparently the commission ers have not yet been able to grasp the full appreciation of the enormous ad vantages that will accrue to that state if her citizens are permitted to come freely into Vermont without paying duty on themselves. Sheriff J. E. Allen entered upon the duties of his oflice under favorable auspices and with the best wishes of a host of friends and admirers for a successful administration. Burlington Free Press. Neighbor, your soft-soap factory is working overtime. Talk about tho best wishes of a "host" of friends and ad mirers is tabooed in good newspaper society. torn does not sanction two judges of the higher courts residing in I he same con nty. Watch It Disappear, f Woodstock Age. If under the new law railroads can really b compelled lo do away with every dangerous grade crossing, the legislature has accomplished something for the safely of human life. White Uiver Junction has one of the most dangerous and offensive crossings In the state, and its disappearance will lie watched with tremendous relief. Only a Trifle Euvlous. l.Northfleld Xews.l The little pleasantries indulged in by the press and people over the remark ablu number of important public olliees which have been bestowed upon Brat tleboro in recent years ure a pleasant diversion from more sober consideration of state affairs. Many of the things said are bright and none, so far as wo have observed, are unkind. Only One Thing to Do. St. Albans Messenger. The resignation of George T. Howard, member of the board of railroad com missioners, following the otliciul inves tigation of the commissioners' accounts ami pending the report of the invosti tigating committee to the legislature thnt created it, naturally gives color to the popular impression that the reve lations in regard to the nature of Mr. Howard's personal expenses charged to the state are such ns to give him some uneusiness. Of course, until the com mittee's official reHrt has been made and its verdict rendered, it would be unjust to Mr. Howard to assume any thing more. It will be interesting to see what public opinion will demand shall be done about this cuse if it should prtve flint there has been any dishon esty in it. Theory vs Practice. St. Albans Messenger.. It is rather significant to rend in a Thanksgiving editorial in the Middle burv liegistcr, which not so very long ago" voiced Col. Joseph Uattell's earn est advocacy of tin- state dispensary system for ii liquor law for Vermont; "The -excellent license regulations held ill check any persons who might attempt t make the day one of un-sci-nily dissipation and prevented that class, if any there lie among us, from desecrating the day intended for one of real thanksgiving and praise to the Giver of all Good.' " Horse Thief Stanton was 'too ill to come to Vermont to face tho charge for which he was arrested but he was well enough to hit the high places for his homo in Philadelphia as soon ns the New Hampshire authorities released him. To tho outsider it looks very much as if Air. Stanton played State's Attorney Ryder for an easy mark. What kind of an exhibit can Vermont niake at Jamestown for $10,001) an:l where will she put it f St. Albans Mes senger. It can probably be arranged to send the mammoth pumpkins from the Brat tlcboro Retreat farm for half this sum if the other half is available for tho construction of a suituble building. Tho state papers this week have been printing an item about a Civil war veteran purported to have been burned to death in this town. The fact that the event happened in Towns hend is not of great importance. When there is any doubt about where a thing took place it's safe to assume that it happened in Brattlcboro. The new state 's attorney received from the old state's attorney this week a large box. It is rumored that tho box contained umong other things "the lid" of Windham county. There Will Bo No Deadlock. Burlington Free Press. Considerable comment has 1 n oc casioned by the fact that the new Supreme Court of Vermont will be made up of only four judges and that consequently there will be a deadlock over some important ease. The im portant point is made that in effect in the case of tho former supreme bench, which contained seven members, np nenls were heard by nn even number of judges owing to the disqualification of the judge who originally tried the case in the court he low. ow mere will be no disqualification ami at least three judges must agree in order to overturn a verdict in the superior court. Let Them Grow. Barre Times. State Forestry Commissioner Krnest Hitchcock of Pittsford says that farm ers show poor judgment in cutting down their young spruce trees for Christmas purposes; the farmer sells them for five cents apiece and the trees bring from cents to i in the large cities. If the trees are to cut down at all, the Vermont farmers ought to get somewhere near the market price for them instead of the ridiculously small figure now received. Endorsement Was Deserved. Burlington Free Press. The governor appointed Register A. F. Schwenk of Brnttlehoro judge of probate for the Marlboro district in Windham county to succeed Judge K. h. Waterman, recently elected a judge of the new superior court. Judge Schwenk. who is a law partner of Con gressman Haskins, was handsomely en dorsed for promotion to his new posi tion. "Daff." Was Eternally Bight. St. Albans Messenger.. "Remember the Insistent demands made years ago by Windham county newsnaners for a ' housecleaning? ' " Yes,, and, generally speaking, Kditor Charles II. Davenport was everlasting ly right in spite of the ridicule that was heaped upon his persistent appeal for more light upon and fresh air in Vermont's official housekeeping. Time again brings tardy justification, that's nil. The water board went to Montpelier with the hope of getting its charter amendment passed in the original form. It' returned with a lemon in its fist. Has the Bight Qualities. Londonderry Sifter. E. L. Waterman of Brattlcboro on Thursday was unanimously elected judge of the new superior court of Vermont. This is immensely pleasing not only to his immediate friends, but to the entire state. Judge Waterman possesses the right qualities for a jurist; and we, predict general satisfaction witn his rulings. We are only sorry that he must remove to another county, as cus- Don't Know Their Own Minds. Montpelier Journal. Tho protracted hearing on the matter of the Brattlcboro water works was continued during the recesses of the legislature today and the long-suffering committee on municipal corporations listened to further appeals and state ments. H. li. Jiarlier spoke lor certain taxpayers and suggested amendments. a. K.'llolden, J. F. Hooker and G. E. Oilman represented the water board, while W. II. Bracked and W. H. Vin ton spoke for themselves. George E. Crowell, the owner of tho present sys tem, told of the expense it had been to him, while Representative Gibson ques tioned the various witnesses regarding facts. Messrs. Stickney, Fitts and Batchelder also inquired of tho various citizens who appeared. No conclusion was reached, as no two citizens of the village seemed to want the same thing. The committee will have to decide what the best thing is for the distracted har bor of enthusiastic office-holders and amend the village charter as seems best for their eternal welfare. The New York and Florida Limited train of the Southern Railway, which left Washington at 10.20 last week Wednesday evening, carrying Samuel Spencer, president of the Southern rail way, and a party of guests, including Gen. Phillip Schuyler of New York, was run into at 6.30 Thursday morning near Lawyers Btation, fourteen miles south of Lynchburg, by the first section of the Southwestern Limited, following it South. President Spencer's car, which was at the rear of tho first train, was smashed into kindling wood. President Spencer, who was asleep in his berth at the time, was no donbt instantly killed, as was Gen. Schuyler. At least five other persons lost their lives, two of whom were guests of Mr. Spencer. As is common in rear-end collisions, fire was added to the horror of the wreck and most of the bodies were badly burned. Tie Meddler If thi coat fits you. put it n. " The Meddler has been "under the glitter of the gilded domo" at Mont pelier this week. He went there to see what impression Brattlcboro water war would make on tho general assem bly. He found thnt the Melons were impressed by tho heterogeneousness of the controversy but dldn 't seem ut all interested in "the numberless details. Now and then nn upstate senator or representative would listen for a short time to tho talk at the publie hearing and then clear out of tho supremo court room with a sigh of relief or a devo'it prayer of thanks that ho had not been assigned to tho committee on municipal corporations. "I've been hero now for 20 minutes," said one listener, "and I can't make hend nor tail out of it." Tho Meddler was on the point of in forming the man that tho head had been cut olt and the tail docked, when he made his cscupe. "I never knew," said another, "that water could set people talking like this. There must be something mixed with it," e e Chairman Flinn of the houso com mittee on municipal corporations, who is familiary known as " Bahly" (proba bly on account of his Van Dyke) fur nished most of the fun at the bearing. He didn't lose sight of the question un der consideration, ns some of the water board members who tried to deviate, will testify, but he didn't lot any humorous situation escape his attention either. When someone attempted to im press the committee by saying that Brattlcboro was a quiet little village Mr. Flinn said: "Yes, I should think so from what I have heard about it." At another time the irrepressible Springfleldite declared that the com mittee would try to draw the bill so clear that "even a Brattlcboro man could understand it." Indeed, the only thing that scorned to jar Flinn at ull was when a member of the Brattlcboro delegation inistouk him for Frank Stiles, editor Of the Springfield Reporter. "Batch" of Arlington appeared ns counsel for the water board but what he said wouldn't lead anyone to think that he was anything more than "pleas antly remembered in Brattlcboro ' ' as the 'newspapers put it. He frequently referred to the "Beech Hill water sys tem" when a person ut all familiar with Vermont history ought to know it's a Chestnut by this time, ami he persisted in pronouncing Crowell 'o rhyme with trowel. It's not surprising, however, that Mr. Batchelder should have failed to have mastered the intric acies of the problem. They seem to he bevond anyone down here. When tho municipal corporations com mittee was not ut work lor everyuouj admits there is no labor connected with the regular legislative sessions The Meddler hud an opportunity to stroll about the capital. Incidentally he made several important discoveries. He' found that the executive chamber is numbered 23. A friend said it meant skidoo to the weekly payment bill if it ever got thnt fa'r. The Meddler also noticed on the doors of Representatives ball two big signs, each bearing the word "Pull." These signs are entirely sup erfluous. Everyltody knows that it takes pull to get'.o bill into that sacred chamber and push to get it out in any where near its original form. Perhaps The Meddler's most import ant achievement during hisstav in Mont pelier was the discovery of Fish and Game Commissioner Tbonms. It has been rumored for a long time that there was such personage in Vermont but The Meddler never took much stock in the varn until he found himself fuce to face with Stowe away. Mr. Thomas said he was glad to meet The Meddler (which was, of course, a prevarication) and The Meddler followed suit. Then ensueil a heated discussion about Wind ham county fish and game interests, Mr. Thomas clinching the argument by asserting that he had been told by a man from that part of the state that he couldn't catch a trout longer than five inches in anv brook in the county. Of course The Meddler was not bright enough to think of it at the time, but he should have asked Mr. Thomas to advise the man to take fishing lessons. On the whole The Meddler enjoyed his trip to Montpelier immensely, and he didn't go over to South Barre either. The tenants of the town hall building have emitted dismal howls the past week. When inquiry was made as tj the trouble they forced between chat tering teeth the story that tho steam- heating plant (or the man who runs it) was not onto its (or his) job. So frigid was the atmosphere there Tues day and Wednesday, it is stated, that the t'nited States mails were dclayel, the town records away off their schedule and Lome Elwyn in' danger of getting frost-bitten. Then too the front door had lost its spring and persisted in banging with such force as to break re peatedly its lone pane ot glass, some thing surely must be done for the relief of the sufferers. Get busy. Hub. The Meddler. West brattleboro Th town achoolt opn Jlondny, lo. 10. MUa Carria Mar.h apunt Thaiikaglvln day inal.utllow. A. W. Hlo apent Tbankaulvlnf In l,finpttr, V, II. (J.orii C. llarria la houacd by afl stuck of neuralgia Ihia wek. K. I). lUr.li wmi to tJprina-fli'ld, Mm, Halunlay for a few daja' atay. I,. K. Taylor haa had hii reaidenca con nected with telephone this. week. Mr. !. 1. Knlplil returned Tumday from lluatiin where aha bad Bpcnt s wwk. W. H. Haywood la In Hartford, Conn., and vicinity on s bualneaa trip Ihia week. If, li. Miller li maklnf extenaive repairs on U. M. llolbrouk'a cottage on Antra hill. Mra. William llrld-ee of Colraln, Mae., U the gueat of Mr. and Mra. C. 8. Hily Ihll week. llu.ca Huale Clark and Hadlo Hamilton have been tngafi to leach school In Weal nilnaler. Mia C'orrlnne Illodicrtt will teach the alxth and aerenth fradt-e at the Ilraltleboro academy, Mra. Mary Richardaon of Charlealown. S. H., apent Thankigiriiif with her aiuit, Mra. (')nilua Kllla. K. B. Kllia'a condition la leaa favorable thia week. Ilia advanced age makes hie re covery doubtful. The Baptiat aoclety la having new water pipes laid from tlreenlcaf afreet corner to the old parsonage. Mra. Velrra Jakewny returned Wednesday from Bellows Falls where she has been pending a few dnya. A new Imn watering-lank haa been placed on the llincsbiirg road thia week. II is near the L. H. Wrisley place. Mr. and Mra. F. D. K. Rtowe returned Monday afternoon from their trip In the northern part of the alate. Mra. b. F. Clark haa been ao much more comfortable thia week that aha is dressed and si la up a part of earn day. W. II. Dessau of Sew York city is spend ing the week with Julius Ksner. Mr. Dessau is a mail rnrnrr in New York city. Mrs. K. Tyler returna to her home irt Ver min this week after spending some time with her daughter, Mrs. J. 1.. Htoekwell. It. P. Ilsmilton and family have rented the tenement in Mrs. O. It. Kvans'a house and will move there at an early date. Waller II. Cheney is enjoying a two weeks' vacation from .1. L. rltoekweH's atore. Mr. Cheney went to Ilonton Wednesday for a brief visit. Mins Ida Fox returned Sunday from Springfield. Mans., where she had been spending a few d:iys with her sister, Mrs. J. W. Menard. Mies Kihel Mudgett returned to Orcen field Tuesday, having spent her Thanksgiv ing vacation with her parents, .Mr. snd Mrs. K. F. Blodgett. Mr. and Mrs. X. A. Putnam returned Tues day tu their home in Boston after spending a few days with Mrs. Putnam a motiier, sirs. Cynthia Clark, on South street. K. A. Knight has completed repairs and improvements nn his mill and reopened it for lnikiness this week. Mr. Knight has hired Charlea K. Prentiss to help him. .Mrs. J. 8. Morse returned Tuesday from a visit in Springfield and Northampton, Mass. Mrs. Morse was accompanied by her sister in law, Mrs. T. M. Albee, of .Newfane. Mrs. Bamuel Donelson of Montague, Mass., came Tuesday to make a brief visit to her sister. Miss Kliiabeih White. Miss White will return i Montague with Mra. Donel son to spend the winter. Miss Minnie Johnson returned to Beverly, Mass., Nunday afternoon after spending her Thanksgiving vacation with her parents. Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Johnson. Miss Johnson ia now principal of schools in that city. C. K. Bishop, superintendent of the Kurn H.attin home, will give a atereopticon lecture in the First Congregational church of Weat Brattlcboro Sunday evening at 7 o'clock. Thia will be a union aervice of the two churches in the village. If. F. Prefontaine and family have moved this week from K. II. Davenport'a house on Hreenleaf street to F. O. Taylor's honae re cently vacated by Mra. A. M. Helyar. Thia is the third time Mr. Prefontaine has occu pied this house since coming to this village to live. The annual reunion and roll-call of the members of the First Congregational church will be held at the church Friday, Dec. 14. At 5 30 o'clock the women will furnish a rhieken-pie atipper iri the parlors which will be followed by the roll-fall at 7.30 in the church. It la desired that all membera who cannot respond personally will send letters. Mcrton Micott, superintendent of Ihe Brat tleboro creamery, is suffering from a sore hand caused from aticking maty nail through it a few days ago. Mr. Micott w trying to close a door in the cellar which did not close easily and his hand slipped with such force that the nail went nearly through the thick part. The West Brattlcboro Baptist church, Rer. J. A. Mitchell, pastor. Sunday aervices: i 10.30, morning worship with sermon by the . pastor; 11.45, Bible scnool. l no uaraca . class fur men meets at the aame hour in the J Bnraca room. All men cordially inviteo; , p. m- too pastor will nmuun me servive "v the Home for the Aged and Intirm; 6 p. m., I Christian Endeavor service. i .Votes. The enthusiasm in the Baraca membership contest continues to grow. Last Sunday the attendance at the regular session of the class exceeded any previous record. Five new membera were received. 1 airfr eight responded to the roll-call. Basketball teams are being organized. QUALITY NEVER VARIES ALWAYS THE SAME RICH FLAVOR u 1 1 i mm r' mm CEYLON AND INDIA TEA. THE KIND YOU LIKE Lead Packets Only. 30c, 40c, 80c, 60c and 78c per lb. At Your Crocsri, MORAN & CO. UNDERTAKERS AND EMBALMERS jvO.19 MAIN BTKKKT. Tslephona Connection Say and KtfM. Day call M-4. MM ut U BRATTLEBORO GAS LIGHT COMP'Y FI'KMMH CAS & ELECTRIC LICHTS 21 bourn each day the year round. J. W, IZARD 55 Main St., Brattleboro "Life ia a chance. Life Inturanea li lead certainty." State Mutual. Life Assurance Comp'yiNew Goods New Finn With the Old Name, W. F. Richardson & Co, We have on band all kinds of fresh and salt meats and vegeta bles in their season. Come in and see us and yon will get something satisfactory both as to price and quality. Order your turkey now. We shall have northern New York and Vermont turkeys for you. L. H. RICHARDSON. F. A. RICHARDSON. GEO. T. WILSON. of Worcester, Massachusetts, One of the leading Maasachuaetti Companies in 8TRF.NGTH and PROGRESS. Its MORTALITY is LOW Ita DIVIDKSDS are LAR0K GEO. M. CLAY, Agt., Brattleboro, Vt RUBBER GOODS. Under this head art Included a (Treat va riety of article!. All that are usually found In a drug store we hare and at piicei ai low ai they can b bought anywhere.. Hot water bags are on of our apecialtiea. Wa haT the kind that do not leak and which alwayi gire satisfaction. When wanting anything, remember If It belong! In a ding itor we have It. C. F. THOMAS, Ph.G., Apothecary. FOR FALL AND WINTER Call and Look Them Over, We He HAIGH, Custom Tailor. Elliot St EVERYTHING FOR THE OFFICE Oliver Typewriter Rubber Stamps, Typewriter Eibbons, Typewriter Paper and Office Supplies of every description. Typewriters Repaired For Rent and For Sale. Monogram Stationery Engraving, Cards, etc., at modest prices. See our line before sending out of town, and let us give you prices. The National Rubber Stamp Mfg Co 20 Crosby Block until the New Ameri can Building is ready for occupancy. Telephone, 31-21. Public Stenographer. INVESTMENT FUNDS ARE ABSOLUTELY SAFE When placed in Washington farm mortfirn made through u. Our 20 years' eiperients in placing these loan! enables ui to cooom with diacretion and our record of hsri never loat a dollar for a client prorei su ability. New liat of loan! on hand for ssls mi Sot. 1, and will be lent to any addreu a request to VERMONT LOAN & TRUST CO. F. B. PUTHAM. Gen. Agt.. Brattkboro. ft James B. Raodoll, 4 RYTMER BLOCK. All Kinds of Real Estate Bought, Sold or Exchanged. Desirable Tenements to Rent. Rents Collected. Fire, Life and Accident Insurance. FOB BALE New lit room eottaee. modem fiituree, on car line. Price right. Snail payment down, balance aa rent to njoi partiea. Tho Hitutttion nt Madrid, resulting from tho extraordinary cabinet crisis, (lite to the resignation of the recently formed cabinet in grave. The populace is greatly excited and anticlerical mani festation's continued throughout Mon day night. 'The police were compelled to charge tho crowds and numbers of people were injured. Among the latter was the grand vicar of the bishop of Madrid, who was hit by a stone. King Alfonso desires the liberals to continue in power, but ho evidently believes that Spain is not ready for the violent anti clerical problem' of the extremists. A middle course, however, is almost im possible, -owing to the jealousies of the radical and moderate groups, which give the clericals opportunities to re new their pressure, on the king. It is quite possible that he may bo forced to invite Honor Maura, the conservative lender, to form a cabinet. This is what the radicals seeretlv wish, believing that it would inflame the country. Henor Canaleias. head of the new party of extreme liberals, or monarchial demo crats, and late president of the Chamber of Deputies, declares he will not support any goverment not frankly and radi cally anticlerical. Lots of 'Em. St. Albans Messenger.. David Henry Lewis must have been thankful yesterday to be free once more. Wonder if anybody else was thankful never to have been caught in the first place. STBATTON. Representative E. C. Pike rolurned to Montiielier Monday. Mrs. A. J. Pike, Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Pike and little daughter Wilmer spent Thanksgiv ing at Mrs. Henry Lackey's in Wardsboro. Mra. Miranda Pike, 80 years of age and a niemher of Pike Hollow Ladiea' Aid aociety, attended the aalo at West Wardsboro Nov. 27. If. E. Eddy and family went to Brattlo horo Monday. From there Mr. Eddy re turned to Montpelier for the rest of the session. The Protection of Game. Editor of the Reformer: I am working with the game commissioner and the game and fisheries committee to get some legisla tion in the interest of the farmer and fruit grower of Vermont. I have caused two bills to be introduced and the third one will be introduced thia week by tho joint committee nt my request. I claim that under the con stitution of the I'nited States I have a right to protect my property even to the shooting of deer and birds, if caught while in the act of destroying: my property and have notified Mr. Thomas that in the future I shall pro tect my property against man, bird or beast. Protected birds damage my fruit crop each year to the extent of from three to five hun dred dollars. Bellows Falls, Dec. 3. A. A. ITnlladay. j A Card. We, the undersigned, do hereby agree to refund the money on a 50-cent bottle of Oreene's Warranted Syrup of Tor if it falla to cure your cough or cold. We also guar antee a 25-cent bottle to prove satisfactory or money refunded. Geo. E. 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