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BRATTLEBORO, VERMONT, MONDAY EVENING, MARCH 3, 1913.
;.;7.:.. i'RTCEl. 5J::JENTS.
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IN FAVOR OF
Twin State League Held
SAME FOUR CLUBS
IN THE CIRCUIT
forward to the league president every
Saturday a list of all players and their
salaries of that week;
That no man shall be eligible to play
on a team until his name and the amount :
of his salary has been sent to the league
To pay the umpires $7 a game, they to
pay their own expenses;
To have a season of 11 weeks to con
form as nearly as possible with that of
The league president was instructed
to prepare a tentative schedule, to be
acted upon at the next meeting to be
held after the 1913 organization is per
fected. The following were at the Twin State
league meeting: Eugene M. Keyes, pres
ident of the league, and Dr. James B.
Duffy of Keene; George L. Beats,
George Swift, Ernest M. Torber and
Michael J. Doyle of Northampton; Har
old E. Whitney, treasurer of the league,
and Michael J. Moran of Brattleboro,
and Charles J. O.'Neil, Thomas E.
O'rren and Herbert A. Morse of Bel
WREN STILL FIGHT
On Picket Lines When Non
Unionists Went to Work
Magnatea All of the Opinion That
Weekly Salary List Should Be $200,
This to Include Pay of Manager
Schedule of Eleven Weeks Favored.
POLICE WERE CALLED
TO RESTORE ORDER
LOSS TOTALS $150,000
(Special to The Reformer.)
-RF.TLOWS FALLS. March 2. Dras
action toward putting baseball on a
baviis within the means of towns in this
section" was taken at a meeting of the
Twiln State league directors in Bellows
FallM today. Representatives from the
Brattilebcro, Bellows Falls, Keene and
Northampton clubs discussed the prob
lem av length and finally decided in fa
vor of a four-team circuit like that of
1912. They also declared unanimously
in favtjr of reducing the weekly salary
limit to $200, this to include the salary
of the manager whether or not be is a
player Furthermore, a bond of $500
will be required trom eacn ciuo to in
sure no violation of this compact.
In the course of the discussion it de
veloped that all of the clubs ended last
yea? in debt and that during a part at
ieat of the season every club exceeded
thfe Riilarv limit. The Northampton
representatives stated that they had
hoped to see the league enlarged, but
that after hearing all the details they
were willing to continue with four clubs
under the conditions outlined in the
The directors voted unanimously in
favor of the following propositions:
That the league shall consist of four
clubs Brattleboro, Bellows Falls,
Keene and Northampton;
That on or before May 1 each club
shall furnish to the president of the
league the names of players whom it
wishes to reserve, and as each player is
signed for the coming season that his
name and the amount of his proposed
salaiy shall be forwarded to the league
president, and that when these shall
have aggregated the salary limit asrreed
upon all reservations on men shal! ex
That the treasurer of each club shall
Warehouse and Railroad Station Wreck
ed in Lufkin, Texas Railroad
Clerk Probably Killed.
Lufkin, Texas, March 3 The Hous
ton East and West Texas freight ware
house and passenger station were
wrecked during last night by an explo
siou of dynamite stored in the ware
room. One railroad clerk who is- un
accounted for 13 believed to be dead.
The explosion wrecked or damaged sev
eral adjoining buildings. The total
property loss is estimated at $150,000.
MRS. TAFT WILL TAKE ALBUM.
Precedent to Be Followed When She
Leaves Whitehouse Tomorrow.
Washington, D. C, March 3. When
Mrs. Taft leaves the White House to
morrow she will follow the precedent
of previous administrations and take
with her the autograph album in which
notable visitors have inscribed their
names during her husband's adminis
trations. The President will take with
him the chair in which he sat while pre
siding over the deliberations of the
Three Persons Were Arested .for As
sault Manufacturers and Strike
Leaders Claimed Accessions to Ranks
and Professed to be Satisfied.
Boston, March 3, The disturbances
in connection with the garment work
ers' strike were repeated today at the
re-opening of the shops against which
the strike is in force, and three per
sons were arrested for assault. Hun
dreds of strikers were on picket lines
and for some time attempted by
peaceful persuasion to prevent the
non-unionists from going back to work,
but as the number of the latter in
creased the strikers began to .crowd
in. and soon both sides began to sup
port their arguments by a display of
force. The police were called upon to
Both manufacturers and strike lead
ers claimed accessions to their respec
tive ranks today and each side pro
fessed to be satisfied with the outlook.
Evidence for Respondent All . Pre-'
sented Experts Say Stains on
Clothing Are Those of Hu
So far as can be learned in Brattle
boro or Hinsdale, John Wren, who is
in Halifax charged with the murder
at Hinsdale of James Stewart Ham
ilton, is still lighting extradition. The
last of the evidence for the respond
ent was heard last Friday. At the
same session of the court the an
nouncement of the experts was made
that the stains on the clothing of
Wren were human blood.
Under the laws of the province, un
less Wren should suddenly announce
his readiness to return without extra
dition papers, he will be held two j
weeks after the last hearing to enable I
him to present papers in habeas cor- j
this nroeeedinsrs. Should he do this, it i
is believed bv the officials directly
concerned in the case, it will merely
postpone for a few davs his ultimate
trip to New Hampshire to answer to j
the crime or muruer.
Will Recommend That Main and Flat
Streets Be Improved When Bar
ber' Builds New Business
Clearing Decks to Get Ready
for Various Big
Smoothing the Way for Appropriation
Bills and Other Big Measures That
Remain for Disposition Before the
62nd Congress Passes Into History.
AT THE CAPITAL
But Will Not Admit That He Comes
As The Next Secretary of State
He Simply Smiles.
Washington, Mar. 3. William Jennings
Bryan arrived in Washington today and
was escorted by the reception committee
to the so-called presidential suite in a
down-town hotel. Mr. Bryan would not
say whether he arrived as the future secie-
tarv of state. hen addressed as -Mr. seo-
retarv he merly smiled and said : "Thank
you. I am watching the news-paper withi
great interest to learn who at e to Ik mem- j
bers of the next cabinet "
Frank B. Putnam is in St. Johns
bury today on business.
Kenneth "K. Mosher went to Keene,
N. II., this morning on business mat
ters. Miss Pauline Putnam went to
Wardsboro Friday to see her brother,
Guy Putnam, who was injured in a
hunting accident Thursdav.
New York, March. 3 The bulk of
the 50,000 garment workers af
fected by the settlement with em
ployers reached last Friday returned
to work today according to state
ments by both manufacturers and
union leaders. The recalcitrants who
denounced the agreement planned a
parade of protest this afternoon, but
Thomas Rickert, president of the
United Garment Workers of America,
said that in his opinion such action
would not be sanctioned by organized
The committee appointed at the last
town meeting to consider the matter of
widening and straightening Main street
and Flat street will report at tomor
row's town meeting. Their recommen
dations have not yet been made pub
lic but it is understood that they fa
vor widening Min street by continu
ing the west side straight from the
southeast corner of the Cox block to
the south corner of Flat street at its
junction with Main, and t hat Flat
street be made 55 feet wide between
The committee, which consists of C.
It. Crosby, J. H. Estey and S. A. Rich
mond, will recommend that these
changes be made when the property
owned by II. G. Barber is improved. It
has been known for sometime that Mr.
Barber intended to erect a business
i block on the site of the present Rav
land Judge buildings, but the probabili-j
I ait- uiai i lit- iirtv piiuciuic v 111 not
Washington, 1). C., March 3. When i he started for another year at least.
Congress reassembled early today most; It is understood that the report con
of the supply b.ds for the 'coining fiscal tains no recommendation as to what
vear were still in conference between! the town should pay Mr. Barber for
the two house. The leaders on both I the slice of his property that will be
sides are very busy smoothing the wav necessary to make these improvements
Readsboro Concern in Finan
cial Difficulties to
ONE OF TRUSTEES
for appropriation bills and other big
measures that remain for disposition
before the sixty-second Congress passes
into history. To clear up the pending
bills both houses are expected to re
main in session continuously until noon
The committee believes that this is a
matter that will best be settled through
a court's commission.
PLANS FORMING FOR
A BETTER PUTNEY
WM. L. CHAMBERS
FRANKLIN LANE FOR
Congressional Leaders Close to the
President Say that the California
Man is to be Named.
Washington, March 5. Franklin K.
Lane of California, chairman of the inter
state commerce commission, has accepted
the post of secretary of interior in the Wil
son cabinet according to congressional
loaders close to the president-elect.
Former Chief Justice in Samoa Will
Decide Wage Dispute Between East
ern Railroads and Firemen.
William L. Chambers of Washington,
a former chief justice of the interna
tional court in Samoa' and a former
member of the Spanish treaty claims
commission, was today chosen third ar
bitrator in the wage dispute between
the eastern railroads and their firemen.
The other arbitrators are W. W. At-
Electric Power and New Sidewalks
Among Things Wanted Enthusias
tic Meetings of Citizens Held
Putney, Mar. 3. Au enthusiastic meet
ing of citizens was held Friday night to
discuss and make plans for a Wtter Put
ney. John L. Howard presided and there
were present fiom the Brattleboro lmard
of trade President Major C. Houghton.
Secretary Carl Hopkins and Ex -President
Deunison Cowles. who addressed the meet
ing. They wiid Mr. Fitts assured them that
a power line would go through our town
this season from the newly acquired proj
erty of the Connecticut River Power com
pany at Bellows tails, where electric cur-
Charles A- Boyden, W. IL Pritchard
of North Adams and C. XL Keith of
Greenfield Have Taken Possession
for Benefit of Creditors H J. Wat
The Keadsboro Chair Manufacturing
company, one of the 1-irgert chair manu
facturing concerns in New England, has
assigned for the benefit of creditors. E.
J. Waterman of Brattleboro is the as
signee. The trustees who are W. H. Pritchard.
president of the North Adams National
bank. Charles H. Keith, catbier of the
Franklin County National bank of Green
field, and Charles A. Boyden, treasurer of
the Brattleboro Trust company, hare taken
possession of the factory under a mortgage
and are operating it.
The assignment for the benefit of the
creditors covers the bills receivable which
amount to about $35K0 and the equity
in the real estate, which is an unknown
The plant employs about COO hands and
manufactures a high grade of chairs. It
in expected that a re-organization of the
hiisine will tie effected as soon as possible.
terbury. vice president of the Pennsvl
vania railroad, and Albert Phillips, vice I rent will join forces with that at Brattle
president of the firemen's organiza- j boro. The keynote which they sounded
Miss Mary Brown is boued w ith grip.
MLs Emma Mixer and Miss Beatrice
Howard began work for the spring season
this morning in Donnell L Davis's store.
Mrs. George Hodgkin went to Green-
WANTED Position on farm by ex
perienced man. Write E. B., care Re
WANTED Atlas of Windham Coun
ty, Vt. State publisher, date of pub
lication, condition and price. Lock
Box 10, Hollistou, Mass. 1-7
FOR SALE and TO KENT placards
at The Reformer office. 10 cents each.
FOR SALE Furniture and Ranges,
both new and second-hand, at J. B.
Duct on 's. 1-tf
FOR HALE Farms. Circular free.
Dept. 81. P. F. Leland, 31 Milk St.,
FOR SALE Roan horse, nearly five
years old, wei'is 1400 lbs., kind and
true, single or double, fearless. In
juire of M. Black, or at Allen's stable
FOR SALE Two-tenement house,
modern improvements, large lot. Three
minutes' walk from postoffice, school
and church. For particulars, address
A. Reformer Office. 1-6
FOR SALE Two extra large store
tubs, in good condition; 6 lowdown ex
press wagons suitable to carry milk,
also 1 low-down grocery wagon, all in
good order; 1 top buggy; 1 light
coupe; 1 low-down one-horse truck, and
1 sap-pan for boiling sap with steam.
Charles Miner, Brattleboro.
TO RENT Poultry ranch and incu
bator. L. H. Richardson. 1-tf
TO RENT One first-class tenement,
all modern, near Main street. Charles
Miner, Brattleboro. 1-2
TO RENT March 1, tenement of
five rooms and bath: hardwood finish.
C. M. Wheeler, 11 Pearl Street. 1-tf
II. C. STREETER, U. S. Penson
Claim Agent. Crosby Block, Brattle
boro, Vt. 1-tf
SEWING Machine Needles and sup
plies for all makes of machines at J.
B. Dunton's, 16 Flat St.
FLOWERS and FLORAL DESIGNS.
Satisfaction guaranteed. Hopkins, the
florist, 144 Western Ave., on car line.
Tel 437. m-w-s
HENRY A. CARPENTER, Penson
Agent. Widow's claims a specialty,
All business promptly attended to. New-
fane, Vt. 1-tf
The partnership existing between us has
by mutual agreement been dissolved. Each
partner will continue in the practice of the
law upon his own individual account.
All accounts due Gibson & Waterman
must be settled at once.
Dated at Brattleboro, Vt., February
E. W. Gibson,
E. J. Waterman.
MISS GERTRUDE E. HUNT, Mas
seuse. A. specialty in tractures, sprains.
sciatica, neuritis, lumbago, rheumatism,
stiff joints, etc. Swedish method. 5
Tyler St. Tel. 146-J. 1-tf
MRS. ELIZABETH P. BAILEY, chir
opody, pedicure, shampooing, manicur
ing, facial massage, at Mrs. Bascom's,
second floor, 83 Main St., 9 to 11 a. m.,
'2 to 5.30 p. m., daily, and Monday and
Saturday evenings; other evenings by
appointment. 'Phone 292-R, or at your
home, or at 67 Elliot St. 'Phone 383-M,
SAM ZAR, 78 Elliot St., buys rags,
metals, rubbers, papers; cash or trade
Highest prices. Mail a card and I will
call. Tel. 37-W. 1-tf
HOME, SWEET HOME IS IN
THE MIND OF EVERY GOOD
CITIZEN. .THEN .YOU
SHOULD PATRONIZE HOME
INDUSTRY AND BUY YOUR
CLOTHES HERE AND NOT
SEND YOUR TAILORING OR
DER OUT OF TOWN.
BETTER VALUES GUARAN
TEED. CARL F. CAIN
Merchant Tailor' 117 Main Street
Miss Ruth Sargent is ill with grip.
Miss nazel Gale spent Snjaday. at
her home in Saxtons River.
Mrs. II. G. Seaverns, who has been
ill some time, is improving.
Dr. F. II. O'Connor is ill with lar
yngitis in the Memorial hospital.
Miss Eloise Sanders, who has been ill
with grip for a week, is again teaching
in Chase street school today.
Miss Hope Howard has returned
from a two weeks' visit in Boston
with her sister, Miss Jane Howard.
The high wind of yesterday afternoon
blew down a section of the building which
is being razed at the corner of Hudson
and Canal streets and the trolley car
which left the hill at 2.30 o'clock was de
layed until the debris could be removed
from the track.
AMERICANS KILL MEXICANS.
CONGRESS GOOD TO VERMONT.
Town Meeting Day Tomorrow to Be
Memorable Eight Constitutional
Amendments to Be Voted Upon.
Referendum on School Inspection.
The acceptance or rejection of eight
proposed amendments of the constitution
and the vote on a referendum is expected
to make town meeting day in Vermont
tomorrow one of the most important
since the adoption of local option 10 years
Of the eight measures submitted to the
people by the recent legislature four are
considered of unusual interest, as they
directly affect procedure in this state in
operation for more than half a century.
These proposed changes are :
Requiring a two-thirds instead of a ma
jority vote in the legislature to override
Changing of the date of the state elec
tion from September to November and the
session of the legislature from October to
Giving the legislature equal power with
the governor in granting pardons.
Giving the legislature authority to pass
a workingmen's compensation act.
The other four would change the title of
supreme court judges to justices; require
a request from five members for a rollcall
in either branch of the legislature; provide
for the incorporation of religious, charita
ble, educational and penal institutions
without a special act of the legislature,
and a revision of the constitution on the
basis of the acts accepted at tliis year's
The referendum would permit the city
and town accepting it to appropriate $200
for school inspection.
The 246 cities and towns will select
their officers for the year, vote on the
proposed amendments, and the referen
dum and settle the license question.
Since local option went into effect 10
years ago the number of license towns has
been gradually decreasing and in 1912 only
four out of six cities and 17 out of 240
towns voted in favor of liquor selling. Ten
years ago 92 out of the 240 cities and
j 1 1 IT
towns voiea ies.
and which in needed by the town is
Sidewalks were lif-ved. T'Ot neceiril-
cement ones, but good cinder walks alove
j the road bed would Ik? enjoyed by the pub
Skirmish Over Boundary Line Between j Federal Buildings at Richford, St. ! A. M. Corser was chosen secretary and
(r. I). Aiken treasurer, and a committee
! consisting of C. A. Poland, chairman, J. L.
i Howard and Rev. A. F. Trice were elected
to investigate and report at some future
Federals and Members of 9th Cavalry.
DOUGLAS, ARIZ., March 3. Four
Mexicans were killed in a running fight
on the border near here early yesterday,
between Mexican soldiers and troopers
of the 9th Unitd States cavalry. None
of the Americans were killed or wound
ed. Four American army officers walking
on the American line three miles from
Douglas, were fired on by 40 regular
Mexican soldiers patroling the border.
Sixteen of the negro troopers rushed to
the place of the firing and a spirited
The American soldiers were holding
their position at the international line
when reinforced by two troops of the
9th. The Mexicans were routed, leav
ing four killed on the field and others
straggling through the brush wounded.
It is said that the American troops be
came so excited that they overstepped
the boundary and pursued the Mexicans
for some distance.
The fight caused gTeat excitement.
The townspeople armed themselves and
went to the boundary believing that
the Mexican soldiers were attempting to
invade the United States. Within a
few minutes hundreds of citizens were
Johnsbury and Brattleboro Assured
Latter will Cost $140,000.
Vermont has fared well during the ! meetini?
present session of Congress, no less The outlook is
s cood for the town if the
tnan u.rte new public buildings being i power can l obtained here that is so
assar. a, including a custom house nrdjmueb. meded. The bu.
SIDEWALK FOR VERNON STREET.
1 ostorLer at Kicutord, a postitlu-e
lail ling at St. Johnsbury to cost
$100,000 and a postoffice and United
States district court building at
Hrat tlobcro. for which appropriations
totaling $140,000 have been made.
The last two building projects have
bee l 1 elk wed closely by Represeuc.v
tivo I lumley, and ailed by Senator
Dillingham, who introduced and put
the li-st j.Vi.OrO bill through the Sen
ate for the F.irttleboro building. The
original appropriation for this . build
in v.a. fcioiii' through former Re-r.-so'-trmve
Haskins, but the project
has been held up for the reason thit
it wa found that, through some cver
s:jhf. the courthouse section had bean
The necessity for these buildings is
well kiiown in the several localities,
and all vill N tine additions to the
Permanent United States district
business prospect is
much btighter than for some time.
Mr. Hopkins gave some good advice, to
the effect that politics be kept out of the
question. ''Forget that you are a republi-j
field today to attend a Christian JtXs' '
lecture whiiL iir Tip held ther fuesday
ETl-worth Kemp, who ras been employ
ed on A. L. Miller milk route, entered
the employ of Dr. A. I. Miller Saturday
Mrs. Julia Ba.tlett sUeu uri d. cv
j making. She will vacate her apartments
in the Leonard building March 30. She
will remain in town.
The Brattleboro Creamery association i
having its ice houe tilled. W. L. Syl
vester and E. E. Mather of Wet Brattle
Ikto have the contract, which calls for ?jC)
tons. Ten teams are engaged.
Tlie women of the Vernon Union church
realized $22.25 from the food and fancy
article sale they conducted Saturday in
Pentland'n t-tore on Elliot street. This
sum will be added to the fund to pay for
the new bell in the church.
G. Wilbert Rockwell suffered a e-.v..
progressive or dt mocrat." he said, j attack of acute indirection veterdav af-
"and work for the interests of the town
A number of our citien are planning t
join the board of trade in Frattleloto.
BARBER IS OPPOSED.
Believes Several of the Amendments
Senator Herbert G. Rather is gT.eral y
oppot-ed to the several proposed amend
ments to the constitution upon which the
voters of the state are t idied to vote upon
tomorrow. Es-peeially is he opposed to the
amendment with relation to the vetoing
ternoon at the railroad station a be w&
waiting to board a train with Mm. Rock
well. He wa taker, to his home in the am
bulance and attended by Dr. G. R. Ander
son. He wa much improved today.
C. S. Hopkin. secretary of the Wind
ham County Agricultural sociation. re
ceived a letter this morning from L. G.
IXlge, superintendent of the county ad
visors of New England, recommending a
candidate to become adviwr for Windham
county who is a graduate of the Connecti
cut agricultural college. He is erpeoted to
visit P.rattleboro and Bellows Fall at an
early date relative to the position.
Merrill is "Willin'
The only officers whose terms ex
pire this year, except those holding
office which are filled each year, are
Selectman A. E. Merrill and three
trustees of the Brattleboro free libra
ry, O. L. French, E. II. Crane and M.
J. Carmody. Probably all of these of
ficers will be re-elected. When asked
if he was a candidate Mr. Merrill
said: "I am willing to serve if elect
ed, but if the voters are not satisfied
with me I shall not feel it if they tell
me so. ' '
Town meeting will open at 9
o'clock and voting on the license
question will continue until 3 o'clock.
Meanwhile the other articles of the
warrant will be disposed of.
LAW FIRM DISSOLVED.
power of the governor, believing that it i j
us safe to 1 1 list the Tteotile through tlieir
at the place armed and ready. Cowboys n,rts v;il row be held in Burlington, j representatives a. to trust the deci-ion of
rushed in from nearby ranches. i Rutland, Windsor and Brattleboro. any one man even though he le the g-
He is very decidedly opposed alo to the
proposition to change the election d.ite.
He believes that Vermont obtains from
... . I the early election a distinction and ad-
Gibson & Waterman Announce that , verti(,inp that can te obtained in no
Partnership Terminated Feb. 1. j other way or so cheaply, even admitting
Ernest W. Gibson and Ernest J. I that there is the expense "of the feeond elec
roined amendment railing
ug of the journal-' ne my
r.n. r, mat as inese are now puunsniu in m
AS TO DELIVERIES
Waterman, who for the past six years non ca' -vear-have
been associated in the practice j -8 or t'ie
of law under the firm name of Gibson j for the printm
'r w;n -Afo;n t v. a Air.AAa rn 1 that as these
& Waterman, made public today the records he os no reason to go to additional
announcement of the dissolution of expend that account.
Sum Left from Special Appropriation
Could Well Be Spent There.
An effort will be made at tomor
row's town meeting to pass a resolu
tion instructing the sidewalk commis
sion to use the balance of the $20,000
appropriation not already laid out, for
the construction of a concrete walk on
R. Irving Miller, who has been Dr.
A. I. Miller's chauffeur some time,
has bought the milk route of his
brother, A. L. Miller. He took pos
session Saturday, with headquarters at
his brother's farm in West 'Brattle
boro. i "'"
Two still alarms this morning gave
the permanent men at the: 're station
something to do. TLt answered a
call at 7 o'c)vl; x'or a slight fire in
the bok'w;'' ', Hal L.. March on Elliot
street. About 11 o'clock they were
partnership which was agreed to and
has been in effect since Feb. 1. Mr.
the second floor which the firm has
used, and Mr. Gibson, for the present
at least, will continue to have his
offices on the third floor.
Cloudy. Probably snow flurry in
Northern Vermont tonight or Tues
day. Moderate to brisk Southwest and
Orval Overall has announced his definite
retirement from organized baseball. The
big pitcher did not want to play with
Chicago and was afraid Murphy would not
trade him to Cincinnati, in which city he
desired to play ball.
Vernon street as soon as the chanse
or grade ot that thoroughfare .has i caned to &pruce street tor a chimney
Those who favor this plan point to
the fact that Vernon street is one of
the busiest avenues of tragic in town
and that immediate provision should
be made for the converdence of the
working men who traverse it daily.
This includes most of he employes of
the White River Chair company, the
Crosby elevator and fie Last lock fac
tory as well as man- railroad men.
Your temper will improve with disuse.
fire m a tenement owned dv Mrs
John Grady and occupied by Roy E.
Jones. No "damage was caused at eith
Lawrence Elick Howe, 10, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Harry H. Howe of 84
Frost street, died there this morning
in the home of his grandfather, Elick
E. Penor, of diphtheria. The boy was
taken ill Wednesday night. He was
born in East Jamaica and had lived
in Brattleboro with his parents the
last six years. The burial took place
this afternoon in Meeting House nill
Small Fire at Fred Hannum's.
An alarm of fire was sounded about
four o'clock yesterday afternoon,
when the house of Fred B. Haunum
was found to be on fire. Mr. Han
mim's sons, about 10 and 12 years
old, were at home alone when they
discovered fire around the 6tove pipe
in the kitchen. They rang in an alarm,
but the blaze was extinguished in a
short time. The road in front of the
house was crowded with men in a
short time and others on the way
were turned back when word came
that the fire was out.
The wind was blowing a gale at
the time and if the fire had gotten
under headway it probably could not
have been toppeL
He favors decidedly the amendment tak
ing from the legislature the power to com
mute sentences. This he lclieves houU
be left with the courts on the ground that
those in close touch with cases are Wtter
judges of the merits of the cae than legis
lators possibly could le.
The seventh proposal of amendment giv
ing the general legislature the iower to
pass laws compelling compensation for in
juries he favorn
The Daily Reformer will be delivered
in Brattleloro by boys who will start
from the office every afternoon as sooa
after .1 o'clock a poss-il. These boys
are authorized to take mbscriptions at
the regular rates. The bovs ar.d their
routes are as follows:
Henry Lawton Route 1, including
the east iilc of Main street from the
American building to the post office,
and that part of the town North of
High street and n far west as Forest
Henry Harlow Route 2, including
the west side of Main street from El
liot to the Brooks Houte corner, nigh,
Green and intervening streets, West
ern avenue to F. E. Barber's house,
Spruce, Myrtle, Cellar and Lnion
Clinton Graves Route
The proposed amendment regarding the L f Man (
substitution of justice for "judges is t . , , ,
not worth considering he savs and is ofjn,1g I'eoples bank.
not wortn considering lie
absolutely no importance. The eighth re
lating to the reiion of a jnirtion of the
constitution is in the same class and will
do no damage if it is passed and no harm
if it is not.
INJURIES MAY BE FATAL.
Engineer and Fireman Hurt When
Washington Special Is Wrecked.
Philadelphia, March 3. A locomotive
drawing a special train carrying mem
bers of the Second Corjm cadets from Mas
sachusetts to Washington for the inaugu
ration festivities, blew up at Eaft Rail
way, N. J., on the Pennsylvania railroad
this morning. The engineer and fireman
were probably fatally injured but none of
the pasfK-ngers were injured. The tracks
were badly blocked and officials fear that
special trains to Washington may be seri
Flat, Frost and Elm, Williams tdrcet, ,
Esteyville and Oak Grove !"-tiori.
Alvin Wright Route 4, including
east side of Main street below iAraeri-
can building, Reed, Vernon, Canal,
Clark and Brook streets. Prospect hill
and South Main ttreet.
Clarence Coey Route Z, including
the upir end of Western avenue and
adjoining streets, and West Brattle
boro. The boys will make every effort to
deliver papers as cfaickly as possible
although it will necessarily take them,
a little time to become familiar with
their routes. Co-operation ,a the part
of subscribers will be appreciated by
the boys and the Reformer manage-
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