The Brattleboro Reformer from Brattleboro, Vermont on April 1, 1910 · 1
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Brattleboro, Vermont
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lira iiormtr XXXV, NO. 13 BRATTLEBORO, VERMONT, FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 1910 TEN PACES $1.50 A TEAR, 5c A COPT Amusements. Nights -6 COMMENCING pay, March 28 Matinee Saturday THE EVER POPULAR' , lark-Urban COMPANY li entire New Repertoire of Royalty Laniro of nlav at each Derformance. llid car of special scenery. 5-B1U srauiALTiiriO o k-ices 10, 20 and 30 cents. Seats on i at Box Office. LtHA-A WOMAN'S TAILORED SUIT. 1 at S40, will be given away aneoiuieiy irea holder of the lucky number at the Saturday nee. AUDITORIUM Saturday, April 9th MATINEE AND NIGHT The "Comic Cut" Musical Comedy Fun Riot ELYS Founded on Ed Payne's Cartoons . in the Boston Sunday Globe Great Laughing Show for Old and Young 1 Big Company of Familiar Characters Girls! Girls 22 Musical Hits 22 Prices : Matinee, 2So. 35c, 50o Night, 25c, 35c, SOc and 75o A $1.50 Show with Prices Cut Right in Two 'apering & Decorating OF ALL KINDS We have 10 competent men in our employ, and can handle your work at short notice in the best possible manner. Automobile and Carriage PAINTING At the WILLIAMS SHOP ROBERTS & GOBIE Ready for Nursery Trade 1000 Raspberry 5U0 Currants 100 Large Montmorency (Bird Proof) Cherry 100 Wagner Apple 100 Arctic Plum 50 Pear 100 Van Houttii Spiraea 50 Weigela 50 Syringa (mock orange) 50 Japan Barberry (purple) 100 Hydrangea-(Grand) 25 Wier's Cut-leaf Maple 25 Lombardy Poplar za Carolina Poplar 1000 Strawberry Plants 25 White Lilac G. D. ODELL We Sell the STEWART Ball Bearing Slipping Machines for clipping horses and shearing sheep. Robbins & Cowles Hardw.remen Hard and Softwood Stove lengths and a lot of toft slab wood. It is all prepared for the atove in one foot lengths. Also tome heavy, serviceable work horses. H.C.CLARK, Brattleboro Easter Pictures, Easter Books, Easter Cards, Easter Novelties. CLAPP & JONES EH 1 1 II I t.---,-l Mill Adding Mtshixs ?t;zr For Sal by THE VERMONT PRINTING 00. 3 Wanted W W ANTED Live poultry. Evans Brothers. Townshend. Vt. 7tf 'ANTED Ox teamsters at Doolittle 's lumber W ANTED Man on farm, must be a good milker. aim a good gardener L. A. Howard. lOtf W ANTED Boarders. Will care for old or young " people. C. H. Bruce et Son. South Newfane. Vt 1-6-9-18 18J ANTED Girl to do general housework in small family, good pay. Box 129. Hinsdale. N.H. 12-14 WANTED-Washings to do. will convey both " ways. Mrs. H. B. Foster, Guilford. Tel. vt-n n-i3 UTANTED A simile man to work on a small " farm near the village of Brattleboro. Inquire of J W.Simonda, 7 Fl.t SL U tf WANTED-Painter and paper hanger, all-round T man. Steady work the year round for the right man. Reference required. W. A. Morse, Brattleboro. lotf WANTED-A young man to peddle milk and work on farm. Must be honest, reliable ana temperate, a. M. Barrett. Bradley Farm. Brattleboro. utf 'TEAMSTER WANTED Thoroughly competent man to anve and take care of horse, must live near our factorv. Aonlv at Ann. White Rivo Chair Co.. Brattleboro. Vt. 13 WANTED-Position as book-keeper or clerk by "v young man with some experience, some Knowledge of typewriting, or would learn a business. Address S.. care Reformer. 9tf WANTED A good, cheap, work horse for our ' lumber yard; a good worker not afraid of cars or automobiles. Must weigh 1300 lbs. or over. White River Chair Co.. Brattleboro, Vt. 18 WANTED To rent or lease, farm with rood sugar and timber lot, must carry 6 or 8 cows and team, near schools and R. R. Party may buy if farm suits. Beit references. Address, D. Rc former. WAN TED-25 head of cattle to keep this sum-" " mer, pasture known as the W. W. Davenport pasture. Will call and get 6 or more head in Brattleboro or Vernon. Address D. D. Franklin. Guilford, Vt. 13-16 WANTED A family with several children " ' (girls) to work in mill on tapes and bindings. The man can be mnloved about the Dremises as janitor, good brick tenement, nine rooms, on prem ises, rent siu per month, call or address bpnng-field Webbing Co.. 235 Mill St., Springfield. Mass. 13-16 ANTED Every dairyman in Windham county ' and vicinity in need of a cream separator to write for a free trial of a De Laval in your own dairy. Should you care to buy. plenty of time will be given for payment. We take old and inferior machines in trade. Catalogues free. T. J. Fitzgerald, West Swanzey. N. H. . 52tf For Sale POESALE- Good work horse. H. G.Smith. 13-14 pV)R SALE-Choice lot of alab wood. Holden & Martin. 17tf POR SALE Another lot of pigs and shosts. H. ti. UlarK. 7tf 1?OR SALE Royal typewriter, good as new. 1 Miss M. G. White. 12tf POR SALE Buff Orpington eggs for hatching, a No. 6 Western Ave. 13-14 RSALE ortoRenV-SquareChickering piano. A. a. nines, ureen at. w POR SALE and TO RENT placards at the Re- former office. 10 cents each. Itf R SALE Furniture and Ranges, both new and second-band, at J. H. JJunton s. lit! PO! R SALE Strawberry plants. Arvine Pike 75 South Main St. Telephone 183-22. Utf PO R SALE Barred Plymouth Rock roosters. pure blood. Box 6, West Chesterfield, N. H. 11-13 POR SALE Productive farm of 75 acres for X half thft coat nf th hnilriinva Tarl T. RmH. East Dummeraton, Vt. 13tf FOR SALE White Wyandotte eggs for hatching, 65c per setting: $4,00 per hundred- F. E. Fisher, Williamsvilie, Vt. 8-13 POR SALE Seed potatoes. Gold Coin. Green Mountain and Early Panama. Price. $1 per bushel. F. A. Phelps, Brattleboro. 11-tf POR SALE Choice R. I. Red eggs for hatching; 50 cts. a setting; also hens for setting. William Coller. Fairview St., Brattleboro. 13 PGGS FOR HATCHING S. C. R. I. Red. 75c - and 11.00 ; R. C. Brown Leghorn Kulp Strain, prize winners, $2.00. Wm. E. Blood, Townshend, Vermont. .14" tiad oat r-Dniuini-ta . w..(.,w n n at 12c to 15c per foot. Real estate men as weii as otnera invitea xo investigate. A. K. nougnion, Townshend. Vt. 12-13 POR SALE Standard makes of automobiles; a. some bargains in second-hand cars, also a full line of bicycles, supplies and talking machines. Manley Brothers. 14tf POR SALE 2 colts of good build and breed: one 3 yra., partly trained; other 2 yrs., untrained. Both very tame. Address. John Lawson, Davis Farm, Ashuelot, N.H. . iz-15- POR SALE OR RENT Passenger boats "Ver-av mont" and "New Hampshire.' together with valuable wharf privilege on the Vermont side of the river. For further information aaaress. Hayes Bigelow, Tarpon Springs. Fla. lltf TJY1R SALE The blacksmith shoo in Putney, a Vt., formerly owned by G. H. Pepin; complete with large stock and full equipment of took. One of the nest stands m new ungiana. Appiy to KniirhtL Putnev. vt. or to Jonn CL liaie. EiX r.. Guilford, Vt. 49tf VCIll SALE Ice tongs, shovels, hoes, rakes, etc. a? 1 Sum Luck stove in oerfect condition. 20- inch oven, wood and coal grates: 1 double-barrel, breech-loading shot gun, good one; 1 pair pulley blocks and 50 feet one-half inch rope; cross-cut Mm. wedires. sets, axes and stel hammer. In- ouire 20 Flat street. Brattleboro, Vt. 63tf To Rent po DPWr-i nrnn iMiMlwnt ISCnWK St. R E. Gobie. 13tf To RENT 7-raom tenement. Bince street. Hol s' den & Martin. 46tf PURNISHED rooms to let at 2 Chestnut St; ana nuor, iat uen. t TO RENT Cottage house with modern improve-n.nta RiimttACo. - lOtf dlCKTEiUVHT n pan f mwiVAlliffnt for small family. William S. Newton. 12-tf RENT and FOR SALE placards at the Re former office. 10 cents each. Itf nVk rrmt Anrll 15. 5-room modem tenement. A second floor. $14.00. Edgett A Co. M-tf mn or vit c! - a.,1 uvm imni tenements. Elliot street. George H. Danyew. 18tf rpo RENT-Furnished rooms to let, with board if A desired. Bradley Cottage. North street. 53 tf TO KENT Flat of 6 rooms, 6 Clark St. Modern conveniences. Apply to F. E. Barber, Crosby Block. TO RENT Four room upstairs tenement near chair factory; spring water. A. G. Allen, Van, SU. 13-H street. Six rooms and bath. A.D. Wyatt, 61 Main street. TO RENT Large, sunny front room handy to everything; moa.rn convenience.. ww vim (KM Rr.ttl.hara. 12tf ma ..n. n, & t a.U.l.M, DIaj.1t antt A able for a boarding house. Inquire at the Hramenoro Mantel. u" TO RENT At 11 Washington St., 2 modern A A-room tenements; furnaces and electric ilM,.a Tnniiir. A Prasnect St- vtf HPO BENT-(Good for light manufacturing) 1 Rooms, sll siies, at $8,12 and 120 per month, u," " steam heated, one mgnt uown iiwn ut2 H. L. Emerson. Special Notices ITROIC W to Vi csnta per pound paid for beef 1? iZaJT j n. Rnlett 12 Main street. 13 SEWING MACHINE NEEDLES and supplies for all makes of machines at J. B. Dunton's. it n ,t flMt lltf 'GmiTT" brand at steel roofing, at very low rate. 1 utf r" M sTl ""iM " a. trt mv AlUJd $Sg& Wa want afsatiwh-je waara M sow laumisuili bl3r rWsaMawlbaapar. p. F Lriand'i Farm Agntf tMatbUabsdlM Ul tmOm twm 1000. MAM- TAX EXEMPT Deposits in the BMTTLEB0I0 TKIST COMPANY of $2,000 or less, in either the SAVINGS or COMMERCIAL department, are not returnable April ist. Vermont Statutes, Section 510, Par. VIII. The Brattleboro Trust Company Solicits Your Banking Business. SAFE DEPOSIT BOXES, S3.00 PER YEAR FOR TEN DAYS 25 lbs. Corned IRf . F. Richardson Co. COSY 0HE MAN OR 170MAM FARM SUMMER HOME OR POULTRY PLANT Within 6 miles of Brattleboro, less than cottage house and small barn; some fruit; 25 miles of boating, and bathing if you There never was a time when there If you want to buy, call or write for our list. If you have one to sell, this is the agency to handle it. S. W. EDCETT & COMPANY, Real Estate APRIL 4 is the best time to enter the Clawson-Hamilton College, Inc. Professional Cards DR. HENRY TUCKER, i sidence 8 Grove St. Tel., 258. Office-, Lonard block. H'urs, 1.30 to 3 and 7 to 9 p. u. mliOMAci KICK, M. D. Ollice and residence -a- over Vermont Savings Bank. Hours, 8 to 9 a. m., 1 to 3 and 7 to tf p. m. DR. A. I. MILLER, Physician and Surgeon. Hooker block, Brattleboro, Vt. Office hours, 8 to S a. m., 1 to 2, 6.30 to 8 p. m. DR. G. B. HUNTER, Williston block over Scott's grocery. Office hours, 1 to 8 p. m., 6.30 to 8 p. m. Residence, West Brattleboro. DR. WIXFRED H. LANE. American Bldg., Room 11. Ollice hours, 1 to 3 and 7 to 8 p. m. Tel. 52-1. Residence, 19 Grove St. Tel. 5-2. DR. H. P. GREENE. Physician and Surgeon. Office, Bank block. Hours, 8 to 9 a. m., 1 to 8 and 7 to 8 p. m. Residence, 37 Green St. Telephone connections. DR. E. R. LYNCH, Surgeon. Office and residence, 11 North Main St.. Brattleboro. Hours: until 9 a. m- 1 to 8 and 7 to 9 p. m. Sundays by appointment only. 41-26 F. H. O'CONNOR, M. D. Specialties: Oper. ative surgery and Gynecology. Office at residence, 8 North Main St. Hours: Until 9 s. m., 1 to 2.30 p. m. and 7 to 8 p. m. Telephone, 261. TR. C. G. WHEELER, osteopathic nhysi J cian. 119 Main St. Office hours: 10 to iq a m . 2 to 4 n. m. Other hours by P' pointment. Telephone, 219-1. Residence, 82 North Main BSt. reiepnone, ai-. wr i WrtVTfi U n aar n.u) and throat specialist. Hours, 9 to 12, 1 to 5; Wed. and Nat. evening. Uiner nours ana ounuay uy up- .... . i. tl 1 1 .n(l Thnrs after 10.30 a. m. American Bldg., Brattleboro, Vt. D H. C. S. CLARK, Dentist, Whitney block. Hrattieporo. reiepnone D ,R. A. KNAPP, Dentist, Hooker block, opposite urooas nnuae. pranieouru. TOHN E. GALE. Attorney at Law, Guilford, O Vt. Telephone, 802. H ASKIN'S & SCHWENK, Attorney! and Counsellor, at uaw, pmucwm, . .. FRANK E. BARBER, Attorney at Law. Room 7, Crosby block, Brattleboro, Vt. TIOBERT 0. BACON, Attorney at Law. a.w Room l. unery puiiuiny, maimuu S. w. EDGETT ft CO., Real Estate and in-vestment; notary public. 61 Main 8t. BARROWS ft CO.. Wholesale and Retail -la-. l nn,li nt all kinds. Office. 3 Main St., Brattleboro. TiBiNK MORHR. Professional honseoleaner. a- 55 Elliot St. TT. E. BOND ft CO., Funeral Directors and Atl Furnishers. Telephone, residence, 18T-6; office, 264. Open day and night. IT Main St.. Brattleboro. Vt GILMAN ft HELYAR. Surveying, Dratfing, Blue Printing. Old boundaries resur-veyed. Estimates on grading and concrete construction. Telephone. lotf f.Uny Old Men Are Living on the value of their Ufa insurance taken years ago, whan they thought of the welfare of others. 61st year. National Life Insurance Company, Montpelier, Vt (Mutual.) E. TAYLOR at SON, General Agent Crosby Block, Brattleboro, Vt BRATTLEBORO WOOD COMPAHY CORNER WILLIAMS AND ELLIOT STS. Hard Wood of all kinds and Kindlings, now ready for delivery. Light and heavy trucking and moving, MYRON P. DAVIS, Agent H. A. PIKE OCTOMCTWST-OraCIAN Office uysBATUiWAXBsnuMUNUAXa. Bun-days by appointment. Work done at your boms without extra charge. 75 art Matin Street, TaUphawg ISS-W LADI1S AND OIHTLBMIM ASERTS WMTED X'fm8r W. B. IT stela IratUsboro, Vt. Beef for $1.00 2 miles to R. R. station. 30 acres with near Connecticut river where there is need it. Price, $1,250. was such a demand for suburban places. FOR SALE Farms, Timber Lands, Houses and Building Lots in the villag-e. Tenements to rent. Good bargains here. You who are look ins for a farm, a house, building lot or a tenement, call at my office or write me. Now Is the time to list your property with this agency. H. C. STREETER Real Estate Agent Crosby Block BRATTLEBORO, VT. For Sale Saving sold my mill to Renfrew & Gibson to be used as a grist and feed mill, I have the following wood-working machines for sale: Post-boring machine, iron lathe, band saw, 24-inch buez planer, board edger, 24 x 4 surface planer, hand matcher shitner head, hand matcher without head, large emery stand, two wheels, double cut-off aaw. Tenoner machine, Matison block machine, 9-inch blower, wood splitting macnine, rip saw table, 20 inch French buzz stone mill, large planer and matcher, saw arbor, shafting, split pulleys, belting, hangers, idlers and counter shu ts. Will take some lumber in exchange. E. A. Knight, West Brattleboro, VL TN trie mnrlrpr ami fnr solo nn " 1 skwv ssi wa, SaFtntBU VII very liberal terms as to price auu payment., My House on High Street Running: water, steam heat, good barn. EDWARD C. CROSBY 150 Acres Ready for Spring's Work. Pair of horses, t cows, bull, heifer, pigs, poul try, hay, wagons, carriages, harnesses, potato digger, mowing machine, horse rake, cream separator and long list of other tools and equipment together with household furniture thrown in to settle afrairs quickly; 2 miles from depot; cuts 43 tons hay, pasture for 25 cowa, ample wood, timber and fruit; 8-room house, commodious barn and out bldgs.; price 12800; all details and traveling instructions to see this and others in So. Vt., page 41, "Strout's Mew Big Farm Catalogue No. 80." copy free. Station 2788. E. A. S trout Co., 2M Washington St., Boston. Morris Gass is paying in cash the highest market prices for nam. rahhaia. aeran iron and metals. nawsnaDsra andbooka. Drop a postal or telephoneand I will i-.ll n-M. nf OnuA Main and Hndun eiwmi near Brattleboro House. Shop always open. TeU sphona366-M. lOtf A. G. GALLUP, Guilford, Yt. AUCTIONEER Grsduate of Missouri Auction School, Farm and Hons Sales s Specialty. Also brssder of purebred Ayrshlrss. Tel. Call 16-18. M. BLACK Dealer In SCRAP IRON, METALS, RAGS AND RUBBERS. Drop ms a postal If yea ban any thing to al and 1 will send team for aama, paying you highest cash pries. Storsoousa, corner Elm and Flat streets. Telephone 86-11. P. O. Box, 76t Brattleboro, Vermont otf CARL F. CAIN Merchant Tailor Oval tad Fl&t Covired Buttens Kail ANOTHER REDUCTION IN ELECTRIC RATES But Twin State Co. Will not Meet Board of Trade Demands. PRICES TO TOWN AND VILLAGE i Local Manager Says He Doesn't Care Whether or Not Municipal Plant is Started, His Company Will Not Make Prices Any Lower. The Twin Stjte Gas 4 Electric company today aiiKwern the ultimatum given it by the board of trade about 10 days ago. At that time the company was informed, in as diplomatic language as commercial correspondence will, permit, that the board of trade desired to know the lowest flat rate the company could and would make for electric current for commercial lighting. Xot only did the board of trade insixt ujion huving this information, hut it insisted upon having it not later than April 1. The reason for asking the information on that date was that if it was not satisfactory an article could be inserted in the warrant for the annual village meeting to see whether the voters will vote to build a municipal electric plant. The company was also advised that if the rate made by it did not conform to the rate recom mended by Alton D. Adams, the expert electrical engineer, in his report to the village bailiffs and the board of trade on the conditions governing the lighting of tne village, such an article would be in serted in the warrant. -Mr. Addis in renly to the communica tion received from the board of trade has written that organization that fol limine out tne intention oi tne company, winch was reached several montlis ago, the April rates for lighting will be 10 cents for the first 50 kilowatts, eight cents for the second 50 kilowatts, and six cents for all in excess of 100 kilowatts. This is a reduc tion from the March rate of 11. nine and seven cents for corresponding quantities. mt. .iiiais saia yesterday alternoon that while he was making a reply to the com munication received from the board of trade he did not relish answering ultima tums ana tne lwm Mate Has 6t tlectnc company did not acknowledge that the hoard of trade had anv authority to make a demand for a rate or a demand for anv mformntion. He said that while the let ter received from the board of trade Stat ed that unless his rate conformed to that recommended an article would be inserted ill the village meeting warrant, he could not understand how he was expected to conform to recommendations of which he had no othcial knowledge. Mr. Addis said he understood that the engineer recom mended a fiat rate of seven cents a kilo watt. ?wo matter what figure is recom mended Mr. Addis says his company does not intend to permit' the board of trade to dictate how the company shall conduct its TVusmess. lie says that since Jan. 1 his company has reduced its rates a third and that the amount of new business or the increase m current used has been so small as not to warrant mentioning. He said that if a municipal plant is built the Twin State company will endeavor to serve its patrons at the rates it has named today and that when it comes to competition his company will do business at a loss n necessary. Mr. Addis said that he has made the following figures to both the selectmen and the board of bailiffs for lighting the streets: Forty candle-power incandescent lamps, to burn .all night and every night, $17 a year. The rate now paid by the village and town for such lights is $24 a year. For all-night and every night arc lights a rate of $70 a year is made instead of $90 as now charged. For arc lights which are extinguished at midnight a rate of $62.50 is made instead of $75, which is now prevailing. Ihe 40 candle-nower in candescent which bum until midnight are to be reduced from $17 to $15 a year. Mr. Addis ascribed the difference in the price charged for current used in are lights and that used in the incandescent street lights to the fact that the breakage of incandes-cents is a large item. He said that every tungsten lamp broken costs the company $1.25 and that the number broken mali ciously and by accident every year makes a material addition to the cost of maintaining an incandescent lighting circuit. The contract made with the town expires this month, while that made with the village expires in August. SELECTMEN'S MEETING Various Matters Discussed Last EveningElectric Rates. At the regular meeting of the board of selectmen last evening George C. Averill apiieared to make a statement regarding the dumping of ashes on his property, the dust from which has proved annoying to his neighbors. He said that he would in the future keep a man at the dump to wet down each load and would post signs forbidding the dumping of ashes that had not been wet. Road Commissioner D. T. Perry asked the board of selectmen for suggestions concerning a fence on Chestnut street which occupies a part of the highway, also a fence on the Marlboro road which disfigures the highway. The matter was left with him to adjust. A communication was read from the Twin State Gas & Electric company giving figures at which it would furnish electric lights to the town for a period of live years. The figures appear elsewhere in a statement given by Mr. Addis, manager for the company. With the statement was a notice to the effect that the company felt that the town should enjoy the reduction made in rates to users of current and that a discount of $8.43 would be made on each month's bills since the first of January. The communication regarding the price of lights was laid upon the table for the present as Mr. Galvin said that the figures given were "way up in the air." He did not believe that such rates conformed to the recommendations made by Alton D. Adams, the engineer emnloved bv the bailiffs and the board of trade to make an investigation of lighting conditions, although he had not seen the report made by the engineer. He laid that be had understood that a much lower rate had been given by Mr. Adams as possible under the prevailing conditions. Mr. Galvin 'thought the best thing to do in the matter of making a contract for street lighting outside tne village limits was to wait until the board of bailiffs took ud the matter with the company. He said that there was good reason to believe that a municipal plant might be installed in Brattleboro. - A request from W. E. Cushman for permission to move a building through North Main street to a lot near H. L. Emerson's was discussed and it was left for Mr. Cushman to secure a temporary right of way through the driveway of the Brad ley esutus luai, tiauiv mnjui, uui. ue luier-ranted. A petition signed bv 18 Dhvsi- cians asking that fifth-class licenses b granted was read, as was one of 145 names asking that such licenses be granted to each of the four druggists in town. The matter of whether druggists ought to tile an inventory of all liquors purchased monthly with the countv clerk was dis cussed. PRINTERS GAVE VP JOBS. Small Portion of Vermont Printing Co's Force Quit Tuesday. Five employes of the Vermont Printing company, most of them members of the typographical union, refused to go to work Tuesday morning because of a difference of opinion between them and the company involving the question whether it was necessary for a man to belong to the union in order to work in the company's shop. A sixth employe did not come to work Tuesday night. There is no local branch of the typographical union in Brattleboro, and both union and nonunion men have been given employment, as is the case in open shops everywhere. Recently a man came here from Hurling-ton for the purpose of organizing the local printers, securing work in the Vermont Printing company's shop in the guise of a journeyman and asking the company to guarantee his board and lodging at a local hotel, which was done. As far as can be learned the proposition to unionize the local printers met with slight encouragement, several men who hold membership in unions elsewhere arguing that local conditions did not warrant such a move. However, the agitation did result in bringing up the question of the right of a man to work for the Vermont Printing company without joining a union, and in the ease of one employe certain union men agreed to quit work unless he took out a card. The company took the ground that this attitude was unreasonable in view of the fact that it had alwavs main tained an open shop, and when this employe insisted that he could not work without joining the union and that certain men had agreed to "strike" unless the company recognized this claim, lie was discharged. The Vermont Printing company has never discriminated against union men, but has always claimed its right as the ojierator of an open shop to employ such mill as it sees fit without taking the ques tion of unionism into consideration. It has paid higher wages than would prevail under a union scale, shop conditions have always been congenial, and no complaint has ever been made in regard to hours. In fact, since the apiiearance in town of the aforementioned organizer, local union printers have expressed disapproval of his methods and doubt as to the need or wisdom of a local union. A statement in yesterday's papers that the union employes of the Vermont Printing company were discharged when they called to confer with the management is wholly at variance with the facts. When the superintendent appeared Tuesday morning the men in question had shown no intention of going to work and their spokesman said they had held a meeting the night before and'decided to quit. They were told they might do so immediately. LOCAL NOTES AND GOSSIP. Pocahontas council will initiate 12 candidates at its meeting Thursday evening. Wantastiquet lodge, Xo. 5. I. O. O. F., will initiate a class of 12 candidates Monday evening. There had been 318 dogs licensed by the town clerk up to this morning. It is expected that about 40 more will be licensed before the time limit expires. How! How! How! The paleface should go to Grange hall Tuesday, April 5, if they would like to see how an Indian village is conducted by the descendants of the five Great Xations. adv. L. H. Barber has added to his al ready well stocked line of Victor eoods the complete list of Victor double-faced records, making the larcest and most complete line of machines and records n both tdison and Victor goods bandied in the state. -The full hoard of listers assembled in the selectmen's room this morning to begin their duties. All persons eligible to pay a tax must call upon the listers and make out an inventory as the law does not make it incumbent upon the listers to call upon taxpayers. -Mrs. Etta M. Pratt, aged about 66 years, died Wednesday afternoon at the Brattleboro Retreat where she had been for several months. She was the widow of I. Warren Pratt, who died Feb. 6. 1903. ror a number of years she had lived at the town farm and was committed to the Retreat last summer following an at tempt to commit suicide by purchasing a drug. Arrangements for the funeral have not been completed. The body will prob ably be taken to Massachusetts. Mrs. Pratt will be remembered as an eccentric woman who was much about the streets a few years ago. -During the week the Connecticut river has risen about two feet, and seven feet of water is going over the dam at Vernon this morning. The water is not as high as it was during the February thaw, accord ing to the figures kept by the Connecticut Kiver Power company. I lie company aoes not anticipate any trouble from high water if the present weather conditions last, a week or 10 days longer. There are no dash-boards on the dam, according to Superintendent Mahoney, and only one of the ten flood-gates has been open during the past several days. The water was over a large portion of the baseball ground on the island opposite this village early in the week, but did no damage. C" yTlie only BslbPowN -i V Absolute! J I 3p Pure S ' PROMOTION COMES TO AUSTIN W.ROEL Brattleboro Retreat Gardener Takes Charge of Big Farm. NEW DUTIES TO BEGIN TO DAT Came Here from West Dnmmerston 35 Tears Ago With s Few Cents in His Pocket Development of the Gardes Under His Supervision. Promotion eomes to Austin tV. Boel, gardener at the Brattleboro Retreat, today when he assumes charge of the farm in addition to the work that he has had charge of for nearly 35 years. Since the death of George W. Pierce, superintendent of the Retreat farm, his son, Milton W. Pierce, has been in charge. Mr. Pierce will remain in town for a time and will live in the house occupied by his parents during their life on the farm. Mr. Roel came from West Dummerston in 1875 to enter the employ of the Retreat. He arrived in Brattleboro with 35 cents in his pocket but rich in expectations as he had the promise of steady employment. He worked at odd jobs for a year and in 1876 was appointed gardener. At that time not quite five acres were devoted to a vegetable garden. Xow over nine acres or vegetables are raised by Mr. Roel and his assistants every year, i he value of the products of his vegetable garden at wholesale prices amounts to about $5U0U a year. To get an idea of the quantities of vegetables that are raised it may be mentioned that the celery crop amounted to wagon loads last season. In ad dition to having charge of the vegetable gardens Mr. Roel has developed the flower gardens about the buildings of the Retreat into artistic effects and his dahlias have won a reputation to be enviea. Early in the administration of Dr. Lawton as superintendent he gave to Mr. Roel 13 kernels of Squaw corn, which is the variegated sort shown by Mr. Roel in his annual exhibit at the Valley fair. From those 13 kernels hundreds of bushels have been raised and the seed of this strain is in great demand, in fact in greater demand than the supply will meet. In addition to his work among the vegetables and flowers Mr. Roel has had charge of all of the landscape gardening, and the miles of walks through the woods to the west of the Retreat buildings hsrve been laid out and beautified under his direction. One of the elaborate pieces of work that stands as a small monument to his in- genuity is the cold spring beside the road eyond the Retreat farm. The stone work about the spring is a bit of elaboration that adds greatly to the spot. As the raiser of the mammoth Poteri-an and Green Mountain pumpkins Mr. Roel, stands a champion. He has de-veloied these strains of pumpkins from one weighing 100 pounds up to the one shown at the Valley fair last fall weighing 400 pounds. Mr. Roel assumed charge of the first exhibit of vegetables made by the Valley fair 24 years ago last fall and has continued as the superintendent of agricultural hall every year since. While the increased duties of his new position will allow him but little time to himself it is hoped that he will continue in charge of this department of the fair for many years to come. The grading of the lawns about the Retreat buildings was done many years ago under Mr. Roel's direction and" over 5000 loads of material were used in making the grounds beautiful. Though he has been officially known as the gardener he has devoted himself to beautifying the surrounding territory and the many beauty spots to be found through the woods bordering the Retreat property are the result of his labors. In the past Mr. Roel has worked with his own hands and while his new duties are rather more of an executive nature he is equipped for the work from a practical standpoint. Mr. ftoei was born in West Dummers ton in 1853 and came to Brattleboro after finishing his studies in the district schools. He is a member of Protective grange and is past master in the order. rle is grand high priest of the grand encampment of Odd Fellows and-one of the trustees of Wantastiquet lodge of Odd Fellows. While he has a well-de- : fined pohev that he intends to inau gurate in the operation of the big farm he hardly feels like stating just what he intends to do at this time. It is well known that he is a firm believer in raising more grain than has been done heretofore and as he has developed the strain of Squaw corn mentioned above it is to be expected that he will plant a considerable acreage of this cereal the coming season and in the years to come. He will occupy the house on the Retreat farm when vacated by Mr. Pierce. He will place an assistant over the gardens and in the future will be unable to give as much personal attention to i this department as in the past. He will have from 15 to 20 men under him as superintendent of the farm. R. S. Childs has paid Mrs. Lucia M. Kimball today $1000, the avails of a policy carried by her late husband, Frank W. Kimball. ,

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