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4 i NO U 1 I ! tf.ii! i ,1. 7 WINDHAM COUNTY KKhOKMKK, nUATTLKIJOHO, VT., FKIDAY, DKCKMHKH 28, iDOO. plindhant ((oimlij Jlfformrr Publlihrd "rr Friday aflraoon bf TUB VERMONT rBIMTINO COMPAJTT, ( Inroporattd ) HOWABD 0. BICB, Editor. B. H. CRANE, Trurr. ubacrtptlona Par yr. 1180; ill noiiilii, 74 Mli: (ur omiiiha. SO ranta; iit eour, & tenll, All uli.i-rli.lloin ara payalila In advance. Baniiila e.'iiln will Da maitaa frr an rrsjuMt. Adnrtltlnf RUt Th Ri-fnraar eharfi tra uuii im lin or una worn ir ratnu. lioni, obituary pastry or earda at thanka. eaaa In aavanon; eiaaiinca luTfrunnvni Inn . emu lin Aral Inaorllun. and a aania a Una fur aach aubaauuant lnr lion. Diaulay advarltaiu ratea on applica tion. ! IT IMTTIIIOH MIV O'flCf MM Ct lt H VW.ATTLEBORO, TRIDAT, DEO. SS. 1904 BETTEE EOADS. l!iiid ttilviinci'iiirnt In highway itn irovttm'iit i expected to romilt frrnn Vermont ' new law irovi(lintf for th ' uii)intiiitnt of county rnrul ti-rvl-on uml wttiim nuitlo the huiii of ftit, 000 to nil In the count ruction of per manent thorough fit res. Stiites lliliw,v CoinmiHiiioin'r Charles V. (iutett bit lv. en an in tort ting interview on mime of the iniortiint provision of the recent ly emu-tod inenmiro, calling attention to ' itn local -option features and its rt-quiri-nii-nt for direct Biiitrviion of every dollar of t bo ntiite money ex pemieil. Tinier the msction providing county supervision the stnfe eonimiH sinner in authorized to appoint a corps of supervisors whose tluties shall le to aid the town officials in selecting the highways on which permanent work shall lie lone, to lay out, supervise ami approve nil new work done, to ins t work done with state money in former years and to see that the highways selected for improvement are always in good repair. The'numbor of supervi sors shall not exceed one to each county and their appointment shall be subject to the governor's approval. In dis cussing that portion of tho law rein tive to state aid Mr. dates says: Another section of the new law ap propriates $.0,0(l0 each year for high ways which is available us follows. After paying the per diem, (3.00 per day), of tho county supervisors and their necessary expenses ami the ex penses of expert road engineers in incorporated villages and other work as provided by other sections of the act the balance is available to towns in sums not less than $100, and not more than $.'100, to any one town in any one year wherever towns vote expend an equal sum of their own money with the state money under the rules governing the expenditures of the state highway tax. To illustrate this and other optional features of tho new law let us take tfnr example the town of 'li. L nin th e old law its apportionment of the 5 per cent, state tax was $400. Under tho new law it will be practically tho ame and if the town is satisfied to go no further it may expend Its $400 as heretofore except that it must be done under the supervision or tnc County supervisor who must approve of the work before the money can be jiaid to the town. If, however, the town of B' wishes to get a share ot the f;i",iiuu. ann votes, will sav, the maximum $300, and makes claims for aid, then if tho claim is in season a like amount, $300. will be apportioned to the town from the $;10,000 fund so that tho town will have the $400. and $300. and $300. or $1,000 to expend in building im proved highways for the year. If for any reason the town wishes to ap point some other man to expend this money besides tne town rona commis sioner it can do so with tho approval of the state commissioner. If the town for any reason wishes to expend two years' appropriation in one year it can do so with the approval of the state commissioner and in the case of 'B' taken as an example it would give $2,000 to be expended in the one year. Further if the town of 'B. ' thought it would be moro economical or for anv other reason wished to let the work by contract it mny ilo so if ap proved by the state commissioner who in all such eases would furnish plans and specifications and could employ a road engineer to make surveys, etc., if tho importance of the work seemed to demand it. Incorporated villages can have no part of the $50,000, but may, by making application to the state commissioner, have the services of a skilled road en gineer if the amount to be expended in road improvement is at least $1,000, provided, however, the expense of such aid does not exceed $300 to any one village in any biennial term. There is crying need of good roads in Vermont. Their installation will bene fit residents of the state directly by al lowing easier intercourse among com munities and indirectly by making it easier for outsiders to learn of the nat ural beauties and resources of Vermont. The new highway bill makes possible a uniform system of improvement and provides for generous assistance from the state under reasonable conditions. If the towns throughout the state will loosen up enough to secure the maxi mum allowance from the state treasury they will have made an investment which will prove ot untold value. tire being much I ed I hull at nny -Inn for j turn, -Ml. Albiiim Moaseiiger. 1 his i m niiurii rebuke but it I no more than the lijjinliiture of limit tie. nerves. While it is customary to praise in H general way the work of retir ing assembly, referring perhaps to In dividual members ns "i-onai-it-ntiou and influential statesmen whoso itbill tv became more pronounced u they be- en mo better known" mid so mi, this sort of flattery I unfair in that it with holds from the common, every-ilny tax payer the reason why certain evil an I abuse are allowed to exist from ses sion to session and why the siuail J amount of remedial legislation that is secured costs so much. A tho Messen ger points out, one great fault of the recent legislature has been it proue ness to spend time on lolls that a casual glance ought to tell would bring up in the waste-basket. What n quantity of such measure have been introduced, discussed, amended, killed, reconsider ed, conferred over, further amended and (limllv allowed to die it natural lentil when immediate execution was the only thing they deserved. A rural observer put it well the other day when he said: "At Montpelier they seem to It-light ill rocking a bill to sleep, wak ing it up, rocking it to sleep again and so on until it kicks the bucket from sheer exhaustion." Then, too, the time spent in foolish, needless and worthless discussion pre vented iuiirtant matters from receiv ing the attention they deserved. A Wind ham county member of the upper house, for instance, attempted in the closing days of the session to make a lengthy and learned objection to a certain pure food measure because it referred to substances injurious to man "and other animals." It seemed to him extremely strange that the human race should be classed in the animal kingdom, and it was only after explanation that the fe deral law contained the same expres sion and that scarecrows and wooden Indians didn't eat that lie was willing j to be pacified. That a large amount of needed legis lation was enacted by the general as sembly of l!IO(i there is no doubt, and for this The Hcforincr is willing t bestow credit where it belongs. It can be said with equal truth, however, .that this grist came out of a mill so eloggei with the husks of sluggishness, shift lesness and selfishness that the cost of grinding makes the product tremen dously expensive. there is no 'fool" provision for ex cluding the machines from the roads, If I here is tiny great fault to bo fo I with it, it must be in its length and it attempt to make provision n to lumps, horns, etc., which are npt to lie at times oppressive. It is, however, the business of every itulomobilist to observe this law to the letter and thus tin his part toward dis persing the absurd prejudice that exists against the machines in some quarters. Ami it is no less the business of the horseman to accord to the uuto-ilriwr u similar consideration, The road is big enough for both. Ou the Whole, Flotch'i AU Bight I St. Albans Messenger While the MessiHger hits not itself I ice n convinced that some things tiov rmor l'roetor asked the legislature for were exactly required under the cir t'limstauces, (certain iimeudments of the corporation tax law, for instance), while, as this paper said at the time, It lielievei the governor should nave ttiK en the people into his confidence iilio.it their own Imsiness in sending nomina tions to the senate; and while it hear tily disapproves of his pocket vetoes when it was too late for the legislit tare to have another suy on the ques tions involved; nevertheless, 1 he Ales senger is moved to heartily congratulate (iovcruor 1'roetor on his record as a whole, thus far, and to bespeak for the remainder of his administration th best of success. Gibson in Honor List. St, Albans Messenger. Alphabetically arranged, the twelve strong men of the house are Archibald, Ititilt-y of Kskcx, Darling, Dewnrt, Kv arts, Fletcher, Flint), (iibson, Hatch, lliirlburd. Porter, and Senter, everyone of whom are strong ill debate and held in high regard by every member of the legislature. OUR LEMON CRATE. Replenished from Time to Time by Our Loving Friends. Now that K. W. (Iibson has been made judge of the new municipal court in Brattle horo, what lawyer now re mains in that bailiwick who has nut been provided forf There seems to be a fine field for a real practicing attor jiev. Barre Times. The Springfield Republican, always thoroughly independent, "points with pride" to the large amount of refor matory legislation accomplished by the acncral ftssemblv of Vermont. It doubts whether the political awaken ing in this state as reflected in this body of legislation is to be traced to (tov ernor Proctor, thinking that the causes are bevond anv individual. If, how ever, individuals aro to be mentioned The Republican believes President Roosevelt is the man to name. Some Vermonters, republicans too, have been giving Percival W. Clement credit for some ot tne ret onus Hint nave come about during the " hnuseclenning from within the party" that has been taking place. The announcement that the towns ou the west side of Windham county are likely to be connected with Massachn setts by trolley brings to mind what might have been if the project for a Brattlcboro and Wilmington railroad had materialized. There is a certain amount of humor in the announcement that the Boston Athletic association is going into ath letics. Boston Globe. No more than there would be in an announcement that the Vermont Wheel club was going into bicycling. The Vermont commissioners to the Jamestown exhibition should remember the Vermont building at the Chicago fair so that they can avoid the repetition of such a frost as that abortion created. If you 're bound to make resolutions next Tuesday is the time to do so. Tho term letter-carrier is a misno mer at Christmas timo. On the whole, we would say, if you want to live unusually long and be hap py, move to Vergen ne. If. however, you are determined to hold ofliee, move to Bruttleboro. llurlington Free Press. Many sweet things have been said about Morrisville and Ilrnttlthoro on account of their state ofliee holdings, but the pendulum seems to be swing ing now towards Newport. Certainly, with a lieutenaut-governiir, two com missioners ami a trustee of the school fund, the town in the extreme north is entitled to a share of the bouquets. Morrisville Messenger. The state papers are not yet through commenting on the way Bruttleboro pulls in the oflieial plums. The recent election of G. W. Pierce of that pllice as Worthy Master of the state grange keei'9 the pot boiling. But all these comments, whether sneer or jokes, do not hurt Brattlcboro. That place is to be congratulated, first on having men entirely qualified to fill the positions; and, second, on having enough hustle and pull-together to land the office.. Other towns might take notice bon donderrv Sifter. THE WEEK IN HIE WORLD. Orest Event ttnd Movement Which Are Making History. I he court-martial which ha lieen trying Kear Admiral NchogatofT mid id tiltlcers of his squadron for siirren tiering to the .lapitaese at the. battle of the sea of Japan on May iX, I!'"., handed In its decision Monday at hi, Petersburg, Vice Admiral Neboga lotr, CoMiinaiider blehine of the count defense ironclad; General Admiral Ap raxine; Rear Admiral GregorielT, of the coast defense ship Admiral Scuiiivin; and Lieutenant Smirnoff, who succeed ed to the command of the battleship Nicoliii I, were setttei d to death, but in view of extenuating circumslnnces uml the long and otherwise blameless careers of these ttllicers, the court will pet ll ion the Kmperor to commute their sentences to ten years' imprisonment in a fortress, Four other officers are sentenced to short terms of imprison ment. The sentence passed upon Itenr Admiral .N'c hogutofT and the three Com. manders are similar to those handed down in the cases of the naval ollicers who were condemned by court-martini for surrendering the -torpedo boat des troyer Bcdovl to the Japanese. j With practically all the meuibers of the Arctic expedition which left in July lOO.'i, under command of Robert K. Peary, on a vovage to discover the north pole, the shii Roosevelt arrived in New York bay Monday night. Com. tmiuder Peary has been in New York for some weeks, having left his vessel at Sydney, C. It. The Roosevelt, although tirettv well ice-covered, showed few sitfiis of the wear and tear entailed on such voyage, notwithstanding (hat her foretop mast hud gone lost in a gale of wind in Baffin s Bav on her south ern journey and that she had to be owed to her anchorage from Citv Is land by a tug. This was due to the fact that three of the four blades i-i r propeller were out of action, two being bent up in corkscrew fashion, while the third was missing, having been completely snapped off. Kvcrv matt that started out with the expedi tion returned and in good health, i Hun ting Commander Peary, the party num. berwl '.'I men. Tie Meddler 1 thi eotil I ill yon. put it M. " A woman of generous proportions boarded local trolley car the other day and was soon busily engaged in coiiversation with a friend who hap pened to be ou the Slime conveyance. When the conductor rame through to collect fare the large woman handed out her money and was met by the fob lowing Inquiry: "bo.tltey usually let you ride for tlie regular prieef Tne wo mini replied good niitiircdly that she al ways had been transported at that nrice. hut when the eumluctor was out of earshot she remarked to her friend: I imi II I hut nrettv fresh. "Why, don't you know the miinf" inquired the friend. "Know htm! answered the large woman, "I never spoke to him in my life before. What a seusative lot these proud fa thers are. One of them happened to lie lown street with hi progeny one day last week and took occasion to exhibit the baby frequently, ulwny fishing for -omplimcnt Icy saving: "Hows that for a huskv bnvf" Tn this inquiry another proud pater admitted that the youngster was promising hut added: "lie's pretty light flint net" This left-handed compliment aroused tho ire of father No. 1 immediately, "Humph" he sneered, "We're not try ing to raise baby elephants at our house. ' ' Gen. Count Alexis Pavolich Tguntieft. a member of the council of the empire and ex governor general Kiev, Volv- The Meddler never supposed there existed a man mean enough to combine Christmas and April Fools day. It seems, however, that such a one lives and is connected with the famous town of Brattlcboro at least he is acquaint ted with one of the residents of that burg. A certain young man, whose name and occupation will be withheld for moral reasons, received Tuesday a pneknge containing two quart bottles. This much the recipient could tell by simply feeling of the wrapping paper and like Sherlock Holmes he deduced the rest. In fact he became so sure that the Imtlc contained liquid that cheers but not inebriates, unless you drink too much of it, that his mouth fairly watered. After asking his boss for a brief leave f absence ho took the package to his room and prepared for a Yuletide celebration. First he se cured a large tumbler, then some sugar and a pitcher of hot water. This done 25c Now Buys 6 of These Cigars Before we installed our National Cigar Stand, we were unable (as other dealers are even yet) to sell ' the equal of this cigar at 6c straight. College Days Cigar, 6 for 25c This cigar is perfectly made, full size, and has a mild, smooth, mellow, domestic blend which most smokers find very enjoyable. COLLEGE DAYS are sold only at National Cigar Stands. Coming direct from factory to you, we can save you the four to six middlemen's profits. Tito best c!f ar ar now sold In Ui 2,000 Drug Stare having b National Cigar Stand Emblem in the window. C. E GRAFFAM, 80 Main St. hynin and i'odoliii, was shot and killed j he undid the wrapping paper and drew by an unknown man at Tver, Hussia, ! the cork from one of the bottles. In Saturday, in the refreshment room of the hall occupied by the nobles' ns semlily. The assassin fired six bullets from a revolver into his victim's bodv and then tried to commit suicide, but ) discovered that some thoughtful frienl his hurry he took no notice of the fact that the bottle contained a colorless li quid; in fact it was not until he poured some into a glass and tasted it that he MORAN & CO. UNDERTAKERS AND EMBALMERS SO. ID MAIN 8TRKKT. Telaphon Connactlon Day and Night. Par call 54-4. Xijht calls 17 4 aad 149 11 was seized before he could do so. The obnoxious drumhead court-martial law. under which hundreds of the leadinif terrorists have been executed during the last few months, was worked out at a special conference, of which Count Ignatieff was a member, ami to him the revolutionists attributed the author ship of this measure. Since M. Stoly pin has been premier the count has been several times reported ns intrigu ing with other members of the so-called camarilla to oust M. Stolypin an I induce the emperor to dispense entire Iv with the lower house. As the genial secretary of civil and militarv affairs last evening prcsentc. the member from f'.rattleliuro with his commission ns judge of the municipal ourt of the town which he has retire seated with such honor nt this session he said in substance that he was be coming somewhat weary signing com missions for him. First, be was made a colonel on the governor 's staff, conunis- S)on one; next made a justice of the peace, and bv the governor, coinmts sion two; then he was made a member of the board of visitors to Norwich I nt versitv, commission three; and last, and far from least, " comes a commission naming him the judge of the municiutl ourt of Hrattlelioro, commission four St. Albans Messenger. Hrattlelioro was not forgotten by Gov. 'roctor when the appointments were made and especially well remembered was ( ol. (iibson. t he latter s appoint meiits were numerous. Waterburv Record. Hear 'em Talk About It. (Springfield, Mass., Union.) Just to exemplify the truth that the best apple trees always have the most lubs around them, tne BrattleDoro Reformer has started a department headed "Our Lemon Crate," in which are reprinted criticisms from papers in various parts ot the state, ilirecfMI gainst that enterprising town near tit.; Southwestern Vermont border. AN EXPENSIVE PEOCESS. The legislature is deserving of seri ous reproach mainly for the pursuance of absurdly dilatory tactics that frit tered away time at great public ex pense, and that, too, when the new rules gave the -.various committees more leisure from the routine sessions for the pursuance of their own special work than committees have ever en joyed before since the institution of the general assembly in its present form. A great part of the members, The Messenger regrets to say, are de serving of direct personal censure for inattention to the public business, for persistent absence from the capitol when the legislature was in session, for shiftless tardiness in reassembling after adjournments, and even for de liberately leaving their seats and de serting the people's business commit ted to their care in times when grave consequences might have hung upon their actions. The legislature must bear the criticism, also, of wasting time by the introduction and consid eration of - a great mass of needless bills, a greater number of such meas- j Lemons and Sour Grapes. (St. Albans Messenger.) "Just to exemplify the truth that the best apple trees always have the most clubs around them, The Brattle boro Reformer has started a depart ment headed 'Our Lemon Crate', in which are reprinted criticisms from papers in various parts of the state directed against tlint enterprising town nenr the southwestern Vermont border." Springfield, Mass., Union. If the Brattlcboro contemporary looks more closely at its fruit offerings it may discover a part of them to be sour grapes. The town of Newport is after the laurels of Brattlcboro as the boss office holding community in the state. With lieutenant governor, two state com missioners, a state trustee, the govern or's executive clerk, and what other offices we do not recall now, it has made a good start. Barre Times. Full of Tart Things. Montpelier Journal. The Brattleboro Reformer has a new department which it calls "Our Lemon Crate." And the contents are tart enough, too. Not a Wild-Eyed Proposition. Vergennes Enterprise. The revised automobile law is a vast ly different thing from the somewhat wild-eyed proposition that first came from the committee. The speed regu lations, registration provisions, fees an other provisions are of a rational char acter and ought to meet the approval of law-abiding motorists generally. And How Long Shall We Stand It? (St. Albans Messenger.) "It seems to be the same story again this year in the legislature. The mem bers seem tq feel that double taxation is unjust, but they feel unable to choose a substitute law, and the statute is likelv to remain as it is for another two years. We were in hopes that our lawmakers could make a beginning toward a change this yetir. London derry Sifter. Well, how long do you imagine tho people of this state will see the Re publican party shirk its duty session after session and let it off with such a mild and gentle grandmotherly sweet reproach as thatf What do the people usually do when they once get aroused about such things? What is the lesson of exper iencef Do they act moderately, cautiously, discreetly, prudently, and with conservatism, or do the violence and excitement of the renctory in fluence that moves them to take the power into their own hands for correct ive purposes impel them to excesses and indiscretions sometimes as bad as or even worse than the original evils they sought to curef If the taxpayers of Vermont, tiie property owners and business men of the state, the citizens that have tho most at stake in a revision of the tax law if these men want to invite a radical overflow of existing law and the trial of some venturesome experi ment, let them continue to neglect this pressing problem just ,long enough for it to become the issue of some political campaign made in dead earnest and with strong leadership. Look out for the consequences when an exasperated citizenship takes tax law mending into its own hands after such a campaign! The appointment, of .Tames Hrvee as ambassador at Washington in place of Sir .Mortimer Uurand was announced in Iiondon Friday. Mr. Bryee is secre tary for Ireland in the Liberal cabinet of Sir Henry Cnmpbell-Btinnerman, and is one of the most distinguished of the public men and scholars of drcat Britain. He is (IS years old. For twenty-three years he was professor of law in Oxford University. He has been in I'nrliament siicc lS0. He was chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster in the last Gladstone cabinet and president of the board of trade in the Hoseberv cabinet. He has written several books, the best known being The Holy Roman Kmpire and The Amer ican Commonwealth. The latter book is considered in this country as the standard work on the American sys tem of government. He has long been an intimate personal friend of Presi dent Roosevelt. had sent hen a half-gallon of the Stiekney brook product. Shall we at tempt to analyze the young man's feelings? I'erish the thought. The Meddler is always glad to re ceive contributions although of course "stnniis should be enclosed to ensure the return of the manuscript etc." Here is one, however, which came without any return postage and rather than to have it lying around The Meddler will give it publication. "Passe." She whirls no more the giddy round Of parties, balls and dances, With Mr. Smith or Mr. Brown, Because she's Mr. chances. WHEN HER BACK ACHES. The third assistant postmaster gener al, the bookkeeper of the department, discusses the postal deficit in his niintiitl report. He shows that the deficiency for the fiscal vear ended June .ill, last was nearly $KI,llMl,(lll(l, instead of about $f l.OOtl.Ollii, as previously csfimated. This result is reached bv including in the expenditures the cost of mnintaining the executive forces and the bureau of the auditor of the depart ment, then the third assistant points out that when you get down to bed-rock there is really no deficit in view of the fact that the mail Originating in the executive departments and in Con gress is carried free. "Last year", he says "it was estimated that if a charge were made for this free postal service the revenues would have been increas ed by approximately $20,000,000. The Bishop and the Bath. A certain bachelor bishop, very fas tidious about his toilet, was especially tond or his bath and expected extreme care of his bath tub, says the Magazine of Fun. Once when about to leave town he gavo strict orders to the house-maid about the care of his "bnwth," and said that "no one was to be allowed the use of it." The temptation grew on her and the girl took a plunge. The bishop return ed unexpectedly, and, finding traces of the recent stolen bath, he questioned the maid bo closely tbnt she had to confess that she was the culprit. Eyo ing her sternly, he said: "Mary, your using my bath tub is bad enough, but what distresses me most is that you would be willing to do anything behind my back that yon would not do before my face. ' A Woman Finds All Her Energy and Ambition Slipping Away. Brattlcboro women know how the aches and pains that come when the kidneys fail make life a burden. Back ache, hip pains, headaches, dizzy spell, distressing urinary troubles, all tell of sick kidneys and warn you of the stealthy approach of diabetes, dropsy and Bright 's disease. Doan's Kidney Bills permanently cure all these disor ders. Here's proof of it in a Bruttle boro woman's words: Mrs. F. J. Bassett of 2 South Main street. Brattleboro, Vt., says: "For some time I was nnnoved bv a serious disorder of the kidneys. I had severe attacks of headaches and dizziness, and a twinge would catch me in the small of my bnck. There was also too fre quent net ion of the kidneys and at all times I was slightly bloated. I had read a great deal about Dean's Kidney Fills and when I saw them advertised I went to F. H.- Hidden 's drug store and got a box. They relieved me at once of the pain in my back and of the headache and dizziness. They also corrected the urinary trouble and re duced the bloated condition of the body. I consider Doan's Kidney Fills an excellent kidney remedy. My hus band used them and was greatly bene fited." For sale by all dealers. Price 50 cents. Foster-Milburn Co., Buffalo, Xew York, sole agents for the United States. Remember the name Doan 's and take no other. INVESTMENT FUNDS ARE ABSOLUTELY SAFE When placed in Waahington farm mortgages made through us. Our 20 years' experfenca in placing then loini enables ua to ehooea with discretion and our record of haTing never lot a dollar for a client prorea our ability. New lilt of loans on hand for aala oat S'or. 1, and will be sent to an addreaa on requett to VERMONT LOAN & TRUST CO. F. B. PUTNAM, Gen. Agt.. Brattltboro. VI "Life fa a chance, lead certainty." Life tna-irance It a James B. Randoll 4 RYTHER BLOCK. All Kinds of Real Estate Bought, Sold or Exchanged. Desirable Tenements to Rent. Rents Collected. Fire, Life and Accident Insurance, FOR SALE New ais room rottage, modern flxturea, on car line. Price right. Small payment down, balance aa rent to right partiea. State Mutual Life Assurance Comp'y of Worcester, Massachusetts, Ana r that latailittat f h n ot t a f"rtm nani I in 8TRKXGTH and PKOGRKSS. Ita MOKTALJTY ia LOW Its DIVIDENDS are LARGE GEO. M. CLAY, Agt., Brattleboro, Vt. 60 YEARS' EXPERIENCE 4 V1 V A 1 Tradc Marks Copyrights Ac Anyone aendlng a aketcb anddetcrlptlnnmaT antra)? aarertoiu our opinion free wlie-tlier an Intention la prntiahly Paientajjle. Coniyinnlra. tionaatrietlyennDileiiilal. HANDBOOK onl-aienu) aent free, Olrteat aiienrr fur 'urmir puetu. Fatenta taaen tRrounh Munu A Co. recant tptruUnotU; without ermine, in the Scientific American, A handaomely llfndtmte.1 wiwtilr. I.nnrwt ctr. eolation ot mnj aoienliue Journal, lerrin, wa rr: four montba, L Bold W all newtdMlerj. MUNN & Co.a61B-d-' New York Branch OrBoe, 626 F BU Waahlnnton, D. U We do Job Printing of all kinds, neatly and quickly THE VERMONT PRINTING CO, un- Some nmuBing blunders made in nn essay competition on alcohol are credit ed to the young essayists in a souvenir which has lately been published. Here are a few: "Alcohol is a mocker: at last it biteth like a servant and stingeth like a hatter." "Today many people are in a gaol for committing stiicido while under the influence of drink." "A tetotaller is strong, and has a better chance to get on in life, whilst a drunk ard is weak and fat, and stands on street corners all his life." "Doctors say that fatal diseases are the worst." "It causes liver complaint and consump tion and cities and nations are much more fatal. Shortened lives have been increased." "It ruins many of their families and diseases on the stomach, liver, and consumption." "Alcohol is a dreadful poison which is the root of all evilness." Christian Life. The New Law About Sav Ings Bank Deposits.' The Lamoille County Savings Bank and Trust Company of Hyde Park, Vt., calls the attention of Savings Bank Depositors to the fact that they may increase their present deposits in this Bank to $2000, or may make a new de posit for that sum, or less, regard less of the f ict that they have a deposit of S2000 or less in some other Savings Bank. Such deposit will not be subject to taxation against the depositor. The Bank pays the tax. The Lamoille County Savings Bank enjoys the unique distinc tion of having never loaned a dollar outside of Vermont and of having never lost a dollar by a poor note, during the entire sev enteen years of its existence. It is to-day one of the strongest financial instituions m the State. Including the liability of the stockholders, it offers a guaranty of more than $150,000 that no depositor shall suffer loss. It pays 3 1-2 per cent, interest com pounded semi-annually. An interesting leaflet giving de tailed information, touching this Bank, will be sent to anyone. Ask for same, giving your ad dress on a postal card. Address the President, Carroll S. Page, or the Treasurer, F. M. Culver, Hyde Park, Vermont. x7HY purchase unreliable and known brands of Whiskey when you can procure Federal Club Rye with the following analysis to back it New York, N. Y., October 16, 1906. Parts per 100 Acids, . . O.Oia Compovsd Ether, . . O.O.'fH Fukkl, Oil, .... 0.138 Alcohol, - - - . 47 5 Water, . . 52. McKESSON BOBBINS. Analytical Chemists. W. J. CURRAN, . . HINSDALE, N. H. Distributor To lovers of high grade confectionery we wish to call atten tion that in addition to the well known -BAKER'S- we have secured the agency of the famous ' ejeBELLE MEAD SWEETS These package goods represent the highest quality in con fectionery and we feel gratified to have secured both lines. QUALITY is our first thought appl:cable to the confec tionery department as well as to the prescription room. GREENE'S PHARMACY The largest prescription Drug store in Vermont. Y r?