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Willi l .Air vtw V II V II II II II II MM II 7.50 4 Kwr. .00 If Not Paid in Advance. , "Z all the ends thou aimest at be thy Country 's, thy God's and Truth's." Price Five Cents Per Copy. VOLUME XXVII. BKATTLBBOItO, VERMONT, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 1902. NUMBER 9 1 " . . i V 1 I IV I V AMUSEMENTS, MEETINGS, LECTURES, Etc. AUDITORIUM. ONLY ONE NIGHT. FRIDAY, FEB. 28. LINCOLN J. CARTER'S Wonderful Railroad Tlay, Price is a Good Salesman. J Quality is a Better One. X FAST MAIL. SEE THE FULL SIZE PRACTICAL LOCOMOTIVE AND TRAIN OF 14 FREIGHT CARS, Flight of the Fast Mail. Niagara Falls by Moonlight. Exciting Steamboat Race. Reserved Seat Sale Opens Wednesday Morning Feb. 2(ith, at the News Store. AUDITORIUM, BRATTLEBORO, FRIDAY, MAR. 7 The Success of the Century. CHAS. FROH MAN'S original and only authorized version of Little Minister By J. M. BARRIE. Founded on his novel of the same name. A record of 300 nights in New York. The sale of reserved seats will bgin Tuesday Evening. March 4, at the Box Office. Out-of-town parties wanting tickets should address GEO. E. FOX, Manager Auditorium. The Campbells are Comin', Hurrah! Hurrah! I Afternoon and Evening. MONDAY, Mar. 10. BRATTLEBORO AUDITORIUM. Fourth Official Concert Torit Price and quality combined are winners. Our line of Pianos includes only the best instruments of reliable makers. Quality the highest prices the lowest. The Estey Piano: Examine it critically without prejudice compare it with the best instruments you know about and you will say with us "There are none better, no matter what the name or price." The Ivcrs & Pond an exceedingly popular piano. Tone, touch and finish of the finest. ThU !lath All standard instrument of well known merit and The! ShTbert J popularity. Always on hand bargains in second hand organs. 1 Estey, five octave, Walnut case, two full sets reeds and sub bass, - $35.00 1 " " " " ' ' 30.00 1 " " " " flat top, 85.00 1 " " - 20.00 J " " " " high top with mirror, 2 sets reeds with couplers, good as new, cost 8115.00 now 75.00 1 " " " " high top, 2 sets reeds, cost 90.00, now 65.00 ty Easy terms of payment. Retail Department. ESTEY ORGAN COMPANY. Mention The Reformer when writing. Brattleboro, Vt. Wmwm H yW ft lim.l: mill .J?v wti0 puJfr HERE. -N THE VFM HEART OF THE CMUZTD WORLD, is the richest spot on earth,almost irholy undeveloped because of 500 years of politics! misrule - For tuncs can be quickly made in Agricultural pursuits in CUBA. The climate is delightful and salubrious. The country is t Paradise. Ten acres oloround in CUBA will produce more. "toadc CDiHT with less enerov expended, than 100 acres of the best ?"PINE APPLES agricultural land in the Uniled Stales. MAtV is the Time to Secure I IV 11 a 5 or 10 Acre Farm of Choice La.nd a.t Low Price on Easy Terms. TMeJonUutM. fW The Development Sjtenteflriaa Com pany of C COFFEE 0C0A-NUT RICE MANGOES Cuba ;tATTiL'E: H0CS- BEES. 27 WIU.1AM TCT. fW TOUR JOHN FILKINS& CO. Bankers & Brokers, 92 State St. Boston. Rooms 21, 22, 23. New York Oftlcc, 60 BROADWAY. Ct-z-vL-o Bonds, Grain and ulULrta, Cotton bought and sold for cash or carried on Mod erate Margin. Cnaiil Department devot opclslcll ed to the expedi tious handling of out-of-town aee'ts. Correspondence invltf d. II- are constiyitly receiving VV c over our private wires and from other sources the latest Fi nancial News of the day. Private ""nT ,:. D r y, to banks ami incrran riclt?! tile ap-ncie. I nforncl allowed on Uepn llUciCOl Uh. Accounts subject to check on demand. IVI a kIt J'otttir nailed IVIdl K.C L wwkly, containing the vt'ry ihhiicp of the Finan cial situation. ANNUAL TOWN REPORT WHICH WILL BE IN THE HANDS OF THE PEOPLE TOMORROW. WILCOX'S N. Y. BARGAIN STORE. Big Values In Photograph Frames. 10c., lfic. and 2fic. Some very neat pictures worth Ufic.. oiitv If. We have a ttne disnlav of alwve gotHla in our South Window. Wonderful Bargains in Hath and other kinds of Towels, at 10c.. would not lx? hit;) at 26e. IK YOU WANT A i(K)l TIN, MILK OR SAP PAIL, dotf t fail to gee our biff line. It wilt pay you to do bo before buying elsewhere. tood larire white Bed SoreadH. the $1.25 ones .sc. Only a few at thin price. Lots of new tilings Munr days at Wilcox's New York Bargain Store Hrattleboro, Vt. Greenlleld. Ma8. WANTED, FOR SALE, TO RENT, EIC. W ATKI- Houne. (iirl for dich room, Apply to C'hkf. at Jtrooks 9-tf m MM 48th HIGHLANDERS Canada's Crack Band ANTKD Young man to learn the tailor's trade. I.AKl.KrHE Hrod. 9-tf W ANTKl-;irl to eiik and wait on table. HitnAn MitooK JIoi'sk. y-tf TTANIKD-A V girl. Appl, ok and general housework fter Mari-h 'iid. at No B SIKH. 'IHOT. i'-tf w AXTK1) A CHik at the .Houth Vernon bouse. iKi. K. Al.DEKMAN, l'rop. a-lt. E. CROSBY 6l CO. Wholesale Dealers in FLOUR ! WAN'TKI uft mer to buy or rent new and second -1 and typewriter. I'nder wood Visible the bent. A. L. Maynaud. 8-tf WANTED We can use m-veral low priced farms and village places this season, in towns in New hngland, and especially in near by Massachusetts towns, also New Hampshire and Vermont towns We are already havlner Edgett & Co., Itrattieboro, Vt us now. S. V . 40-tf WANTED Sewing to do at home. Mils. G. A. Collins. H olden House. Common Street. mtt WANTED At once An experienced table girl at Hotel Itrattieboro. 3tf Wholesale and Retail Dealers in Grain, TO RENT, 40 Musicians 16 Vocal Choir 6 Highland Dancers 2 Bagpipers 4 British Military Buglers 1 Giant Drum Major, etc. Appearing in full Kilted Regim'nt'ls H is Majesty's Gov ernment in Canada and hv special per mission of Col. Macdonald and officers com manding the celebrated 48th H ighlander's Regi ment. Has created a furore of enthusiasm in 200 American Cities. EXCURSION RATES ON ALL RAILROADS. PRICES Afternoon. 75c, 50c. and 25c. Evening, $1.00, 75c. and 00c. . Plan open at hrattleboro News Store at 8 A. M. on Saturday. Mar. 8th. TO RENT On shares, a Connecticut River farm all stocked and tooled. None but a first class farmer need apply. to. s. w. EnoKTT iS 9-tf TENEMENT to rent In Cox house. Apply to C. H. Okant, or John Blake at Woods house, Morningside. 31tf TO RENT The Haskins homestead at corner of Canal and Maple street. Apply to V. F. D. Sullivan, on the premises. ao-tf FOR SAI.K. Mill and Warehouse 95-2. Feeds Hay. Telephone number MARCH SALE. One that ought to make you MARCH right into my store and take away these shoes. Nine pairs Toadies' Felt Polish Itongola, foxed, sizes 4'. , to 7, Eight pairs Ladles' All Felt, mostly large slztts. elve pa Shot's, odd pairs, mostly $3.00 grade, u your size is here. 99c. $1.89 Fifteen pairs Men's High Grade Shoes. If they ttt you, price will be no object to ine. WitlTfi'w exceptions, the above are new shoes purchased Just TKsfore I took possession. WATCH THE WlSlMtWS. Every pair will be lagged with p.itvaiiu siae. SHEA, THE SHOEMAN, Some of the More Interesting Features Lia bilitiei Lew Than Those of Lait Tear by $5818.27 Decreased Expenses Noted in Many Departments Comparative State ment of the Totals for the Fait Two Years. the annual town report is nearly roady for distribution andit proba bly will be placed at the disposal of the voters tomorrow. It nhowB that at the end of the year past the town's liabilities were &,818.27 less than for the year ending February 1SKI1. This decrease is accounted for by the pay ment during the past year of $2(JO0 of road machinery bonds, about $K00 on the temporary loan for road commis sioner, and about $VJ0 more on band. The selectmen in their report say that after paying all expenses present ed, a balance of $(H2"2.93 remains. The post-ollice has been leased for a term of five years at an increased rental of $T)0 a year. In order to secure this in crease, repairs amounting to $723.27 have been made. In accordance with instructions given at the last town meeting about fiOOO feet of tile have been laid, beginning at Elm street bridge and extending to the top of Fuller hill, out Pine street and Ittaple street, also Organ street and Prospect street hill. The expense of this sewer has been 8-'i822. 14, and only $587. 47 of the special 10 per cent tax is left. Al though the selectmen state, in their report, that they think the work on Main street can be done without any further appropriation, many people are inclined to differ with them. The work should have been done last year and could have been done if mat ters had not. been unnecessarily delay ed. The selectmen recommend a tax of 35 cents on a dollar of the grand list, which will be somewhat more than the estimated amount needed. The income from the town house the past year has amounted to 318ti.50. an increase over last year's income of $.'M)4.r0, and an excess over expenses of Ihe sales at the liquor agen DANIEL PRESCOTT THE MAN FOB THE OFFICE OF B0AD COMMISSIONER Ferry and Warren Are in the Field Against Him but Heither is Thought to be Proper ly Fitted for the Place Much Dissatisfac tion Over Mr. Perry's Work the Past Year Twenty-Three Years' Experience in Bail road Grading Hat Made Mr. Prescott Fa miliar with Boad Building. With the rapid approach of the town's annual March meeting the political situation and the relative merits of the candidates for town offices natu rally become the topics for discussion by all who take interest in such mat ters. As was stated in last week's Re former there seems to be no difference of opinion regarding the proper per sons lor the various- town omces with the exception of that of road commis sioner. As matters stand today the prospect for a fight over this office is decidedly good. At the beginning of the week several candidates were mentioned as being ready to accept the place but the aspect has changed daily until now there are but three names which are seriously discussed. David Perry, the present incumbent, stated positively to a Re former man Wednesday that he was in the field, and Oilman Warren, who has been Mr. Perry's strongest competitor in the last two meetings, is making a canvass for the position. An effort was made the first of the week to place in the held a man who would have the support of a large number who had expressed their dissatisfaction and who could be elected with comparatively little trouble. H. F. Weatherhead of West Brattle boro, who has had large experience in town affairs, was chosen as the proper person and an effort was made to have him enter the contest, Mr. Weather- head is not an office seeker, and was disinclined to get into the fight unless Mr. Perry would withdraw in his favor. Perry and Warren apparently had the field to themselves until yesterday when the name of Daniel P. Prescott has proposed. Since his entrance into HENRY BELL IN NEWFANE. HE WAS TAKEN THESE ON WEDNESDAY -iui.,. me liquor ageu- the fi ht Mr Prescott bas developed YxAtMXi.tAndlht-Anj,,, following and a determined its accordingly. If the present drouth , ... C ki ,5 ij v,;, .i, keeps up next year's sales will no doubt winn, Hfl a!i hn(i n vpnrs, FOR SA KoKe JllllllllllliBMInBIIIJIIIIIlllllllllillltliillllllSMIIIIilltllillMIMSitl I WE ARE OFFERING SOME I f Choice 1st Mortgages : i on Improved Farms I ! North Dakota & Washington, : oearing 5 per cent. Interest In suing of 300 ? and upwards. All mortgages placed by us " ? Are examined by an officer of the com- " s pany. Write us for full particulars. i Vt. Loan and Trust Company t ? BRATTLEBORO, VT. if SALE At No. 8 Western Avenue, the era Homestead, modern house. 10 rooms, bath, gas, hot and cold water on three floors. This property must be sold at once for cash. Call by telephone or address, F. G. Rog ers, West Du turners ton. 9tf F OR SALE Wood ashos. 8. A. Smith Co. 8-tf FOR SALE Nice hay. ANIiKlt, Brattlcboro. Charles E. Ai.kx-39-tf FOR SALE A first-cla8, upright mahogany cane piano, ftecn used lest than a year. Must be sold to make room for Baby Grand. Apply or address Hkfokmeb Office. 33-tf F OR SALE Pips and Shoates. akdsox & Co. W. F. Rich-38tf DURING LENTEN SEASON PRICES TJOR SALE Concord Wagons; from S46 to a1 $w. i . u.wiLLiAMS, itrattieuoro, vt lltf LOST AND FOUND. POUND White male bound, black stripe down baekf Owner can have by paying uuargca. iiarrv million, xiiuuiitrretou, i.. 7-3 STOLEN. From my shop, about three weeks ago, a Hand sled, nearly new, and also last summer a Wheelbarrow, nearly new. Any person giv ing me information as to the whereabouts of these articles will lie suitably rewarded. N. K. WILSON, Flat Street. Apprentices Wanted ! TO LEARN THE Machinist Trade. Write for details. DaTis 4 Fnrler Machine Co., Ko-over' Enquire about us at the nearest Woolen Hill. VOTE FOR fRESCE I Flor de Castillo Is the name of the best clear Havana Cigar sold in Itrattieboro at the pres ent time. Try cue and be convinced. SOLD BY ALL DEALERS. 10c, 3 for 25c; $3.60 for box of GO. LEONARD & ROESS, MANUFACTURERS, Hrattleboro, - Vermon 1 We are making LOW on all kinds of FISH in our line. Best Blood Red Salmon.per lb Mackerel, xo lb. kit Mackerel, Smoked Halibut, " Salmon, Tall can Red Salmon, Flat 8c 3 for 25c 80c 20c 15c 12 I-2C Sockeye " fancy, 18c " " Olympic " 15c Spiced Shrimps, 15c, 2 for 25c Barataria Shrimps, dry, 25c Salt Codfish in all styles & prices. A. F. ROBERTS & CO. California Oranges are now at their best. We have them at prices from 15 to 45 cents a dozen. Our Cranberries are very fancy, large, hard and good color. Heinz Mince Meat in bulk at 15c. a pound is the best thing for pies. GRANGE STORE, ELLIOT STREET. Hfiow a substantial increase. The total amount of money which has been spent by the road commis sioner is $12,fxi7.UO, the account being I overdrawn 180.4!). Mr. .Ferry's ac j count at the beginning of the past 'year ending Jan 31, 1SK11, was short tl'M).(jn. In his report the commission -jer is very confident that the extensive I system of drainage and water-ways I that have been provided in town the ! past two years will result in a large saving in the cost of maintenance. The expense to the town from the town farm has been much less the past year than it was the year pre vious, partly an account of KS07.45 which has been received from the farm sale of products. The net cost, for poor outside the farm is very much decreased by the sale of the 'With a in house which was given to the town by Mrs. Witham in return for her care by the town during her life. Id his report J. L. Stockwell, over seer of the poor, thanks the associated charities fur its assistance in helping the poor outside the farm. KeportM of the school directors, the school superintendents, the health of ficer and the trustees of the free li brary also appear. Following is a comparative statement of the totals for the past two years: I.ast vear Thisvear Tntal of taxes. SW.SiiT.sB S.m.l'i Taxes uncollec ted. !Ki".H VHi.M Town house income, 2,t S.lMi.fiO I Liquor agency prolits, ti7!.l'2 i7.yi.ri5 fKnail Comm. expend, l;l.l'.'4.s" U.TH'i.li; 1 it-;.)...... im mi 1 iwi i Town orticelK. l.Wl.'.m I,fMS..V Town farm poor. l.'.Kl.Tn 8K..HI Poor not at farm, . . 1,-'.'V).47 5-'4.-J4 ; Hinsdale bridge. H'-'.-l:: l,31t.54 Free lil.rarv, l.'.'Tii.LH I.W'S.'Jfl Klectrlc lighting. i.Tri.jK (iss.iw Tinting and stationery, '.':n.l.' Schools, CMVtii 6.7-H.ll Interest 7 coupons, J.7.U 2,640 ' Bonds paid, a,fn0 2.000 IaiidtI uva..t,iana 1 IIII7 li. 1 lKl HI VOTE FOR PRESCOTT ! SPECIAL Millinery Sale! Having purchased the Millinery Business of Mh. F. H. Morse, in Richardson block, I wish to announce a Mile of all the trimmed and un trimmed hats, fancy feathers, etc.. at very low prices, for the next ten days. Mrs. Morse will stay with me during the coming season. I shall go to New York soon and put in a new line of Spring Goods. MRS. D L. MERRICK. SICKNESS, ACCIDENT, DEATH. United States Indemnity Society Pars for All of the Above. Active Agent Wanted. Address Box 3466, Boston, Mas. 20 HEAO OF CATTLE 20 AUCTION Having sold my Farm, ! will sell, positively, at ruhlic Auction, on Saturday, Mar. 8, 1902 at 10 o'clock a. M-, sharp, at the farm known as the JOHN' F. STEARNS place, in Kat THini nicrttton, Vt., on the main road between Hrat tleboro and Putney. Vt., 'JO head of Cattle, 4 Horsca and a quantity of Household Goods, viz: CATTLE. Eight Slilch Cows, 1 New Milch, 2 due to come in in April, the rest in early fall: 7 two-year-old Heifers, due to come in in fall; 1 three-year-old thoroughbred Guernsey Mull, 1 yearling Hull, half liolstein; 2 nice Heifer Calves; 1 Hull Calf. HOUSES. One brood Mare. 12 vears old. thoroughbred llamhletonian, wcighs12u0, with foal by Madison Wilkes. This mare is an extra good one. fast, and safe for a ladv to drive. One good liay Mare, 12 years old, weighs l'-MO, will work in any harness. One good flay Horse, li vears old, weighs 900, sound, and a pea cock. One chunk Bay Mare, good worker. SWIXE. ETC One breeding Sow: 3 irood Shoats. Geese and Hens. FARMING TOOLS. ETC. One etra irood 2- horse Truck Wairon: 1 rood Exliress fi'airon. with pole and shal ts; 1 good 2-horse Hump Cart; 2nd-liand Wagons and sleighs ; I good Traverse siea; l pair neavy team Harness; l pair farm Harness, 1 driving and oilier Harness:! sulk- ey Plow, 2 hand Plows. 1 Granite State Mowing Machine nearlv new; Horse-rakes. Hiiure Har row. Cultivators, Hakes, Hoes. Forks, Shovels, Chains of all kinds, and numerous other arti cles. TEX OK TWELVE TONS OF NO I. HOUSE HA Y.anda quantity of KowenandCom Fodder ; also about 200 baskets 4 'orn. llorSEHOLII GOODS. Consisting of Beds and Bedding. Tables. Chairs, Bureaus. Stove, two pairs heavy steelyards, etc.. etc. TERMS MADE KNOWS AT TIME OF SALE. EDWIN H. BROWN. C. P. GILSON, Auctioneer, East Uummerston. Vt., Feb. 25, lf02. EIGHTH MASONIC DISTRICT ANNUAL Large Attendance of Prominent Masons at the Meeting Here Tuesday Entered Ap prentice and Master Mason Degrees Con ferredMusic by the Harvard Quartet. The annual meeting of the eighth Masonic district, was held here Tues day with the largest attendance ever given a district gathering in Hrattle boro. Over 300 resident Masons and delegates were present. The lodge of Master Masons was opened at 3 o'clock by Columbian lodge and this was fol lowed by the exemplification of the entered apprentice degree by Social lodge of Wilmington, a large delega tion of which was present. Lectuies were then rehearsed by Brattleboro lodge and the work and lectures were reviewed by W. A. K. Bush, grand lec turer. After thebamiuet, which was served at 6 o'clock, the Master Mason degree was conferral ny tj. a. vt neeler. dis trict deputy grand nuister acting as worshipful master, assisted by masters and officers of several of the lodges. During the afternoon and eveniDg ses sions music was furnished by the fa mous Harvard quartet of Boston. The meeting was one of the most successful ever held here, and dele gates were present from New Hamp shire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York. Maine, Pennsylvania and Colorado. The delegates from Bellows rails, W indsor and other towns north returned on a siiecial train after the meeting. exper ience on the Passumpsic and Central ! Vermont railroads as section boss and I afterwards roadmaster, and he is fa j miliar with all sorts of road work. If elected he will give his entire time to the work a very strong argument in his favor. Mr. Prescott is a man of sound judgment and absolute honesty. With him as road commissioner Brat tleboro citizens may be sOre that some thing will be done toward the improve ment of all the roads in the town. Judging from the present status of I affairs it. seems very doubtful that Mr. Perry can win. There is no question that his work during the past year has 'been unsatisfactory in the rirt:-emr, and it can be said truthfully that toads in the village never have been in I sucn poor condition. Mr. Periy is a ) road builder of no little reputation and has satisfactorily filled large contracts I for permanent work in Massachusetts. I Knowing as he does what good roads ' are he is doubly to blame for allowing tha highways in and about Brattleboro literally to "go to seed" as they have done. Western avenue was never in such a stony, hummocky and uneven condition as at. present. In the worst of last summer's dry season mudholes of various depths could be found in almost any part of the avenue, and other Btreets were in a similar condi tion. Stones of all sizes and shapes could be picked up anywhere in the highways, but they remained through the season to cause profanity from teamsters, autoiuobilists and even pe destrians, who like to see a well-kept highway. When such a state of affairs I has been allowed to exist it is no won der that citizens with the welfare of the community in mind refuse to sup port a man who had it in his power to better matters. While preferred over the present in- icumbent, Oilman Warren's chances of election are not so bright that they sparkle greatly. Mr. Warren has had much experience in road building in Halifax, but it is a question whether he understands the method of high way construction necessary in a town the size of Brattleboro. Then, too, hrs age is against him, for with the present task before him a commission er needs all the vigor and endurance of the prime of life. Viewing the matter as it stands Mr. Prescott seems to be far the best man for the place. As far as Mr. Perry is concerned it is a case of "we certain ly can do no worse and perhaps we may do better," and a large part of Mr. Warren's support comes from this very feeling. We publish herewith a letter from Col. J. Gray Estey in which he heart ily endorses Mr. Prescott as a candi date: Editor of the Reformer Dear Sir Allow me to bring to your attention the name of Mr. D. P. Prescott for the office of road commissioner for the town of Brattleboro. Mr. Prescott has had over 20 years' experience in the care and maintenance of railway road bed and I believe would fill the above mentioned position with entire satis faction to every one. Y'ours trulv, J. G. Estev. Feb. 27, 1002. . The Grange Dramatic club will present the play "Uncle Si" at the Grange hall Wednesday evening. J Miss Juliet S. Morgan, widow of the late Fred Morgan, died Tuesday at the Brattleboro Retreat where she had been for two months. Previous to that time'she had made her home with her sister Mrs. Susan Stebbios. The Christian Endeavor society of the Baptist church held a library so cial in the chapel last evening. Thirty-two books were represented by dif ferent people. Refreshments were served and short musical program given. These games have been played this weeK in tne W Heel club tournament which is gradually nearing its close. Three ball billiards. Bacon 90, Perry 7ti: Howe 7. Putnam 44; Putnam 65, Bacon Tit; Howe 75, Bacon 85, Howe winning on the handicap. Four ball billiards, DeWitt 95, Corser r7; Miller 85, DeWitt 51: Corser 70, Morse 24; Morse 50, Wood Gti, Morse winning, Miller 85. Wood 87, Miller winning; DeWitt a. Wood G9; Corser 70, Miller 59. Pool, Robertson 95, Allen 51: Al len 70, Wood 48: DeWitt 60, Wood 33; Robertson 95, Wood 66: Thompson 60, Wood 43; Thompson 60, DeWitt 4a If you want better roads in Brat tleboro, Tote for D. P. Prescott for road commissioner at Tuesday's town meeting. The Very Latest. Two more candidates have entered the field this morning in the persons .of Prescott S. Eames, who was road commissioner three years ago, and R. H. Briggs who lives on the O. L. Miner farm in Centerville. Both of these men are claimed by their sup porters to be precisely the correct ar ticle, and for Mr. Briggs at least a persistent canvas is being made. Mr. Eames of course has had experience in the work but whether his last term as commissioner will bring him votes is a question. On the opening of court Wednes day the Narrow Gauge R. R. will run a special train, leaving here directly after the arrival of the 9:10 a. m. train from Bellows Falls. The mixed train will be held at Newfane until 3 p. m. Vote early and often but always yote for D. P. Prescott for road commissioner. By Officer Hall After a Preliminary Hearing Before Justice Newton-Arrested at His Home in Halifax Tuesday Morning and Brought to Brattleboro Waived Examin' tion and Was Bound Over to Appear at the Coming Term of County Court. The much talked about Henry Bell, whose alleged actions toward his wife and children have given him an unen viable position in the minds of all self respecting persons, is having a chance , to sample the county jail bill of fare while he awaits the coming term of county court. After a preliminary hearing before Justice William New ton Tuesday he was bound over in the sura of $800 to' appear at county court in answer to a complaint charging him with cruelly neglecting and failing to provide proper food, care, etc., for his oldest son, and there are numerous other complaints to which he will have to respond. As stated in last week's Reformer State's Attorney George A. Weston made one attempt to go to Halifax and investigate the matter but weather con ditions interfered. Mr. Weston was at first inclined to delay the matter until court time and then file an informa tion, but he was advised, partly through the columns of this uaner. to attend to the matter at once, and so came to Brattleboro Tuesday with war rants for Bell's arrest. Chief of Police Hall and Officer Ami- don started for Halifax immediately and found Bell in his yard chopping wood. After talking a few minutes Officer Hall read his warrant and asked Bell when he would be ready to start for Brattleboro. The man signified bis willingness to go at once and went into the house for his coat. He said noth ing to the children, who apparently toon no interest in his departure, and had no conversation with his wife ex cept to say "We didn't get along any too well wnen we were botn Here and 1 don't know how it will be now." Officer Hall arrived in Brattleboro . with his prisoner about 2 o'clock and conducted him to the offices of Bacon & Hooker where a brief consultation with State's Attorney Weston was held. Adjournment was then taken to the office of Justice Newton. Bell asked for counsel and Attorney A. F. Schwenk was secured. Some- little- -time elapsed before the witnesses who had been summoned from Halifax ar rived but they soon put in an appear ance and the bearing began immedi ately. Mrs. Frank Powers was the first witness and although her testi mony together with the cross examin ation occupied some time, it amounted to very little in relation to the com plaint on which Bell was arrested. Mrs. Powers told of her visits to the Bell farm and of the conditions there, but she had no evidence to show that the oldest 'son had been neglected or cruelly treated. She said the child ' was dressed thinly as far as she could see but she had made no examination of his apparel. She also told of the articles of clothing which she had car ried to the family. Officer Hall was next put on the stand and his testimony was similar to that of Mrs, Poweis with the excep tion that he described the conditions more fully and gave a much more con nected storv of what he saw. The third witness was Dr. R. C. Al drich, who Went to Halifax with Mrs. Powers last week to attend the voune- e'st child. He was able to give what seemed to be an accurate description of the house and stated positively that the conditions were filthy and decid edly unsanitary. He also said that none of the children was in a well nourished condition, although he made no careful examination of the three older ones. The baby, he said, was in. a critical condition due to criminal neglect. Four of its ribs had been fractured and never properly cared for and it also was suffering from rachitis. ' Andrew C. Worden, who lives a short distance from Bell's place, was next given a chance to tell what he knew of the matter. He said that he had not been to the Bell farm lately but that on several occasions he had seen the children tending cattle in the rain. It was his opinion that they were not properly clothed, but he stated on cross examination that they looked "no dirtier than most younguns. " Af ter much probing by State's Attorney Weston, Air. Worden said that he had interfered last spring in an altercation between Bell and his wife, when the former was attempting to drag the lat ter into the house. Mrs. Bell, he said, was attempting to defend herself with an axe. He had also seen Mrs. Bell with a bad black eye which was the result of a pounding she had received. Mr. Weston then called Edwin A. Alexander, a grain merchant of Col rain, Mass., to prove that Bell was the rightful owner of his place and not poverty stricken as he had pretended. Mr. Alexander said that Bell owed him a bill of about $200 and that morn ing had offered to give a mortgage of ' anv of his stock to cover the amount. W. A. Gilbert, a newspaper reporter, was then called, but his testimony brought little new light on the sub ject. He had been at the Bell place on the morning of the hearing to take some photographs and he told of what he saw them Mrs. Jane Worden tes tified that the Bell children had been at her house a number of times and she always fed them, though she was not positive that they were being starved at home. The last witness was Officer Amidon, who gave his version of the appearance of things at the Bell place. When the testimony was completed State's Attorney Weston summed up the case briefly, letting Bell know in plain terms what he thought of the matter. He wanted the bail placed at $10U0 at the lowest, but Justice New ton thought that $800 would answer the purpose. Bell was unable to find a bondsman and theiefore spent the night in the lockup. He was taken to Newfane Wednesday morning by Offi cer Hall. Adver wd Letters. Women. Mrs Maria A. Mrs. Lizzie P Emery, Miss Y Men. Manli Edgar Deyo, ' O. Lamb. Barber, a 2, Mrs. Mary M. aret Johnson, dams, J. S. Allen, Knowltop, Henry .1 v ii 1 r"