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II II II II va, 1 UUU 117 VIA, ex 150 J for. 1? 00 INot Paid in Advance. "Let all the ends thou aimest at be thy Country's, thy God" s and Truth's." Price Five Cents Per Copy. jjDIE XXVIII. BRATTLEBOItO, VERMONT. FRIDAY, AUGUST 7, 1903. NUMBER 32 -ED, FOR SALE, TO RENT, Etc. ..vrvn-tn aitive young man to take a A-W ... In tlw Html K.t.nt.A hllgliia.a 1 ... ,.iun .11,1 ilnnll IctmU f tlvTED-Two slrls to learn at Tele- V ..VK E,-UASE. riTK1 V j;irl to help take care of chil I iim. i"'ll,e -M"s- L- Dunham, Irtli street. KIvrFD A pfrl to work at boarding Miif.y. H. i'AHB, M North Slain at. Initios WANTED as housekeeper by an .Vwrieiicnl woman and girl aged 7. Best M-nee furnished. Wages 3 a week, tff". o imv im. No. Amherst. Mass. "' " 82-3 ivtfii .Men to cut 200 cords of wood, or inure. (ioo1 wages. Call or write Anil Huilfonl, Vt. pTvrEl) Native lumber or logs; all kinds, j.iivoml at our mill, or will buy stand- l Otter. The S, A. Smith Co. 1-tf FOR rtAUE. Vilm-N, lieruani?.! n. b. VI S4I K Four-tenement house, 3 Elm I 'Street. lniillre at 1YE Holes. VB SALK-Celery plants. Inquire of E. BKf 'It, or. I. iiiuii mm i ill.-, in niwruui w. hilt tLE Two new houses with eight t mm- each. C. W. Ward, 12 rieasant St., latieh'M, Vt. ir A pood second - hand upright 1 maim in nerlect condition. Address Box I trattleboro, V t. iiK s I. . snares nrarxieuoro ias i folic To. stock. Inquire of Bacon & TO RF.NT. hi RKXT Furnished house of nine rooms, 5 minutes walK rroui rosiomce. inquire r. OPERATIC CONCERT ! KIRS. HARRIETT BRASOR PRATT (Nlme Brazzl.) At the Auditorium, Brattleboro, Vt., Thursday Evening, August 20, 1903, AT EICHT O'CLOCK. ASSISTED BY MR. FREDERIC I. DAY, Tenor, MR. FRANK A. KENNEDY, Violinist, MISS LULA B. CRESSY, Accompanist. ti.. 5 flrsJ par.t ' f,he Pfogram will consist of miscellaneous selections by toe altlerent artists t,Y, i .1.. -u r j:,- ...:ii be Riven in costume, with Mrs. Pratt iu the role of "Amneris" (one of the Greatest contralto parts); Mr. Day, "Radames;" Mr. Frank Brasor, "Kam- pais, ana a chorus of male voices. TICKETS, 9l.OO. 70c BOo. Advance sale of reserved .nu.u .no.,,. It,....!,... t . :,.!, n,Awb -. ,. Box Office, after which the sale u ill , u,..,,i7.;.... v.,' 'ii'., 1 ..,'. , ,.f town wishing to attend the concert will please send their orders 'to Mr. Ed. it. Pratt. PLANS FOR VALLEY FAIR. 18th ANNUAL MORE ATTRACTIVE THAN EVER. PENE.MENT to rent T. Judge. 32tf 1E.VEMKNT T KKXT 5 rooms, upstairs. HM. CHAS. LAMi, rroui riace. I.OHT AND FOPM1. iiST-A carriage robe lietween Pine street ml Allen's I.ivery. F'inder leave at Allen's ,rtand receive suitable reward. 32-lt LOfT-Cmiing home from the Lake Sunday '(trrniKin. 'Auir. 2. a cold mounted amber liiiril Kriai Pipe in case. Finder will be re- l,i. Hokiox 11. alkek, .0 r rosi strees, hltletoro. kil'M-Iu Halifax. Vt., a sum of money. h au-nur ,,an h'.ve snuie bv nrovin? nron- bioJ paj ing charges. Address E. ., care I he unknown combination fimimstances ilemand our Insurance. Keep sjndal! the time, the definition of the word ;unince." namelv. Indemnity, Compensation iMiinerari.-n. Satisfaction. Annuities also iftMrp'.acc in the affairs of men and worn Sa"! Life Ins. Co. of Vt. (Mutual. ORGAN EI) 1830 I.E.TAYLOR 4 SON, Cen. Agts. Crosiiv Block, Brattleboro, Vt. FOR RENT. I New. modern, 7-room cottage JaBonnyvale Road, 15 minutes Ion trolley car terminus at West eattleboro. I Every convenience, splendid poundings (use of good barn pee) just the place for a family lan with a good horse. C. A. MINER, lonnyvale Farm, West Brattleboro. 'DGETT fcCO Real Estate AND INVESTMENTS!! 61 Main Street. One of the Landmarks of Brattleboro For How Can We Convince You that your interests will be best served by dealing with us .when you wish to buy a Piano or an Organ? We manufacture these goods; selling direct ; saving you at , least, one profit which goes to the agents and dealers who buy of the manufacturer. Our instruments are of the highest grade only; they are economical to buy; with a warrant as good as a bond. You can buy with safety and confidence. To meet all demands, we carry many worthy pianos from a dozen reliable makers; prices 'ranging from $22 to 40 for Uprights. Our leaders at $27S, 300 and ) SO are away under city prices for same goods ; they are modern, up-to-date, superb instruments; be careful not to pay more for an inferior instrument. WHY NOT EXCHANGE THAT OLD INSTRUMENT ? A liberal allowance will be made for it, and the balance may be paid in easy monthly installments if desired. If inconvenient to call, write to-day and we will send a representative to place a value on your instru ment. It will not be necessary to part with the old until you have seen and approved the new. ESTEY ORGAN COMPANY, Retail Department. Brattleboro, Vt. There Will Be More Exhibits Than Heretofore and Many New Features Will be Added. A Herd of Rate Highland Cattle to be Shown. Every effort Is making to provide unuBunl attractions for the 18th an nual Valley Fair, which will be held this year on Sept. 30th and Oct. 1st. The officers of the association have been busy for weeks planning for the pleasure and enjoyment of the thous ands who will attend the fair, and the list of attractions receives notable ad ditions every week. It is promised that the fair this year will break all previous records in the number and variety of exhibits. Very shortly the grounds are to be put in prime condition and extensive alterations and additions are to be made to the buildings, this being necessary because the number of ex hibits has been so largely Increased. The executive committee of the asso ciation is holding meetings almost ev ery week, consulting about various details and suggesting changes which will add to the public interest. Among the attractions this year will be a herd of Highland cattle owned by Warner Van Xorden, a wealthy farmer of West Chester county. This herd is the only Im portation of Highland cattle of any account ever made into this country, and with the exception of one steer has never been on public exhibition. Mr. Van Xorden will exhibit his herd at the Valley Fair this year and at the World's Fair at St. Louis next sum mer. Mr. Van Xorden in selecting these animals spent three months traveling through Scotland and the Hebrides. The cattle are a beef breed and it is claimed that their flesh is of extreme tenderness and delicious flavor. Their most striking feature is their long horns, which spread ; to a great width, and their hair which often grows to a length of six Inches or more. George Aitkens. manager of the Bil lings farm at Woodstock, Vt., assures the management of the fair that he will make a large exhibit, Including the noted herd of Jerseys, flocks of poultry and pheasants. This exhibit will include some of the best individ ual animals of the different breeds mentioned that can be found in this country or England. The Billings stock will be shown in a tent by itself and will be entered for exhibition only. WILL NOT ACCEPT AGAIN, OFFICERS OF STREET RAILWAY CO. DECLINE RE-ELECTION. WHY NOT bring that order for Job Printing to . the Reformer Office and if it isn't done to please you, you needn't take it. VERMONT PRINTING CO. Tilery fluilding, Brattleboro. Vt. Burnham Estate on Maid street, Wu frontage enough for two build- 'i?s, and running back some J00 H with two-tenement house and utra lot on Grove street. This de sirable location so near the business Part of the town, with the amount ''land, should appeal to someone for a home or development Price application. No. 3 Walnut Street. IE OF THE LATE DR. CONLAND. ioe-room house and barn, and a ? desirable location. Would make fine home for a business man, or wrted into two tenements a good ;tfstment. Talk it over with us. M OF ESTATES A SPECIALTY. Rents Collected. SUMMER IS HERE! ' BUY A PEERLESS HAMMOCK AT CLAPP & JONES'. Lyes at Wholesale Prices. ALARM 5 CENT CICAR te new and up-to-date S cent cigar. It's a win ter and no mistake. Come 10 and try one with us. LONG FILLER. UNION MADE. ""LP. BY ALL DEALERS. Kinufactured and sold at wholesale and retail by Leonard & Roess Brattleboro A Annual Meeting Comes Monday Even ing. Floating Debt Has Been Re duced and Road it in Good Shape, But Officers Are Tired of Thefr Job. All of the present officers of the Brattleboro Street Railway company have made up their minds to decline re-election at the annual meeting of the corporation, which comes next Monday evening, at 7.30 o'clock, in lower Grange hall. The present offi cers are: President, H. E. Bond; vice president and secretary, A. E.Thurber; treasurer, Carl Hollender; directors, the above and Warren E. Banks and Herbert A Sherwin. The road's su perintendent is C. K. Jones, but it is understood that he will not decline re election. The present officers of the road have held office for one year. They took charge of affairs at the earnest solici tation of the 130 and odd stockhold ers, who were not satisfied at the way things had been going. When they took hold they found that the road, built nearly nine years ago, was running behind at the rate of about $1000 per annum, and its floating in debtedness was then reported at say 12000. The new officers, however, soon dis covered on examination and verifica tion that the road was in a hole to the tune of over $5000. In their year's management they have been able to reduce this sum by about $2000. and their financial report is most credita ble to themselves and very surprising and gratifying to the stockholders, most of whom are local investors. Bui, following this year of their ex cellent service, the five men who have so well conducted the road find them selves "sick of the job," as one of them expresses It, and they have concluded to retire and let somebody else try it. The only salaried officer on the list Is the treasurer, who has been the book keeper, and has sat up nights for the munificent compensation of $200 for the yenr. He earned every cent of it and five times more. His compan ions have received nothing but free passes, and meantime they have been obliged by law to meet monthly, dis cuss affairs and do business. It has taken a great deal of valuable time, often at personal Inconvenience, and they concluded to retire on their laur els. Certainly in a year's labors they have accomplished very much. The financial statement of the af fairs of the corporation, for the year ending July 31, 1903, shows these fig ures: Cost of road, $58,000; cost of power station, $27,825; supplies on hand, $1545; bills due, $152; cash on hand, $249. Capital stock $55,500; debt (bonds) $25,000; bills payable, $3589. Passenger receipts for the year were $16,400.65. Labor for the same period cost $8500, coal $1894, interest $12S2. sinking fund $1000, oth er expenses $5633. BIG BOOM FOR ALL OF US. 115,000 REAL ESTATE DEAL WAS CLOSED YESTERDAY. BEAT HER CHILD. ARE YOU INTERESTED IN PO AIM If so, then you will be interested to know that I am still on earth and have the largest and finest line of Pianos I have had in the past 30 years. I am the manufact urer's agent for eleven of the leading lines, from- the most costly to the least expensive. I anr selling Pianos direct from the factory and can save you the enormous costs of stores, middlemen and traveling men. I am exclusive agent for the celebrated Weber, and also tor that most remarkable instrument the SCHOMACKER, a Grand Piano in an upright case, which was awarded First Prize over all at the Chicago World's Fair. Also Newby & Evans Piano, one of the best made in New York. - Boston is also represented in my list with the McPhail Piano it .is one of the best produced at the Hub. If you have any thought of purchasing a Piano or Organ you should write or call on me. I can and will save you money and sell you something which will satisfy. I buy for cash and sell for cash or on installments as m rW suit vou. Don't wait any longer, just order one now and enjoy the pleasure of it . while you are paying. I sell three different makes of Organs. I have some bargains in second-hand Pianos, among them three Uprights at low prices. Write me for prices and catalogs. C. CLEARANCE SALE! Commencing Auff. 8th, of all the Furniture I bouirht at Retting Bros.' Auction, will be closed out at less than cost to make room for a new line of goods. Bargains worth looking after. Our motto: "Deeds, not Words." JOHN RETTING. REFORMER ACCOUNTS. The Vermont Printing Com pany has purchased all subscrip tion accounts of the Windham County Reformer from Ullery & Co., and all creditors are request ed to make immediate remittance for such amounts as are due, in cluding as many years in advance as may be desired. The date on the label of each paper indicates the expiration of subscription. f it is not correct, write to the Re former at once. Statements will be mailed to all subscribers presently. Mrs. Carpenter of Chesterfield Pleads Guilty to the Charge. On complaint of Mrs. Powers, agent for the Humane society, Mrs. Andrew Carpenter of Chesterfield was brought before Justice Slate, at Spofford town hall last Tuesday, charged with in humanity in cruelly beating her daughter, Flora, aged 12 years. Mrs. Carpenter pleaded guilty and was held in $100 bonds for appearance be fore the Xovember term of the Xew Hampshire superior court, to be held at Keene. The offense was outside the jurisdiction of the justice court. Evidence was introduced that the girl had been pounded black and blue all over her body, with a rod or some thick and heavy stick. Her legs and arms were laced with ridges from the welts; her skin was broken and sore from the scars and scabs of previous beatings. Her condition was pitiful in the extreme. Tet this child of a dozen years made much resistance when Mrs. Powers visited the place. She would not strip for examination; she said that there were no marks on. her body, that she had been a naughty girl and deserved the whippings. But all this in the presence of her mother, be it understood. Mrs. Powers Insisted, however, for the neighbors had told her some things about how affairs had been going of late, and the result of her examination is old above. Dep uty Sheriff Butler of Chesterfield was on hand to see that the case was fully sifted. The penalty for this sort of thing. us provided by the Xew Hampshire laws, is $100 fine, or one year's impriS' onment. or both. In this particular case the punishment should fit the crime. Manufacturing Plant to be Estab lished on the Hill, and Residential Section Built Up. Two New Streets and a Park Included in the Plan, Here is a streak of luck for Brattle boro that is as welcome as it Is uneX' pected. It means a great stride ahead In the advancement and development of this town; it is, seemingly, the be ginning ol the long talked of expan sion of Brattleboro, the doubling of Its population within a few years, and all the increase of business and activity which that would bring. One of the largest real estate deals ever recorded here has been consum mated this week in the transfer, through F. J. Bailey & ' Co's. agency, by Henry G. Clark to M. C. Meagher & Co., of Boston, of the large tract of land known as the old camp ground, off South Canal street and Joining the properties of C. E. Allen and Mrs. L. K. Fuller at Pine Heights. Another stretch of land between Canal street and the ca'mp ground plot has also been bought of C. E. Allen. The en tire purchase represents an invest ment of nearly or quite $15,000. It is the design of the purchasers to boom this section for both residential and manufacturing purposes. The land adjoining Mrs. Fuller's, a total tract of about 15 acres, will be laid out into desirable building lots. It is designed to have the southern por tion available for manufacturing plants, and the present plans con template preserving the western sec tions, including the oak grove and the lily pond, for a park of some 10 aires or more. Xegotlations are in progress to in dube one manufacturing concern to erect lla factory and carry on its busi ness in the southern section. Two streets will be laid out, extending from South Canal to South Main streets. It is planned to have the trolley line extended through one of these streets to connect with a branch which it is proposed to extend to the Souto factory on Vernon street. The streets are now being surveyed and within a short time about 40 men with 10 teams will begin the work of grading the streets and sidewalks. It has long been a recognized fact that the largest, most available and most desirable section for Brattleboro's growth is in the direction of the old camp ground, and all citizens who de sire to see the town expand will re joice In this stroke of enterprise on the part of Meagher & Co. This section of land is a particularly fine quarter of the village for building purposes, the land being high and dry, com manding a beaut'ful view of the Con necticut valley, both north and south, with the town, the river and Wantastiquet mountain In the imme diate foreground. Mr. Pope from Boston, foreman for the Meagher Land Co., arrived in town last night, accompanied by his assistant engineer, and Civil Engineer C. T. Wolcott and his assistant arrived from Greenfield. Mass., and this morn ing at 7 o'clock the work of surveying the lots and streets, indicated above, was commenced. That shows speed and looks like business. George E. Gilman will furnish teams and men for the grading, beginning to-day with 12 horses and 20 men. The force will be increased Monday. HOW ABOUT THE LOCK-UP? LOCAL DOCTOR COMPLAINS THE BOARD OF HEALTH. TO Sayt It is Dreadfully Unclean and Un fit for Use. Chief . Hall Sayi It Ought to be Setter Ventilated and Prisoners Say They See Thing. Chief of Police Hall says that the local lock-up is an abomination and a shame to the community. He knows. Mr. .Vinton, chairman of the board of selectmen, has also heard about the lock-up, and has consulted this week with Chief of Police Hall regarding its sanitary and other conditions. lie knows. One of the physicians of Brattleboro sent yesterday to Dr. Waterman, health officer of the town, the letter printed below. He also knows, evi dently. The letter: 'I respectfully call your attention to the poor condition of the lock-up. I was called there on Monday to see a man confined there and while I was making my call I was, taken with a severe headache due to bad air. "I found the place dirty beyond de scription, no ventilation except Into a cellar, where the windows were all closed. "I consider the place unfit to confine any human being, and being situated as it is in the post office building is sufficient to infect the entire building." Chief of Police Hall says that there ought not to be a confinement of human beings in so small a space for any length of time; that at least one of the blankets in the place stinks; that there should be better ventilation; that the only damp cellar opening win dow for fresh air has been closed for at least a fortnight; that complaint is made by the prisoners, but that be has no other place in which to confine those whom it is his duty to arrest Special Officer Thayer says that the ventilation Is very imperfect and that no fresh air has been admitted within two weeks or so owing to the rainy weather. The prisoners, 11 of whom were confined in the 20-foot square place over Sunday, say that all sorts of ver min, bugs, cockroaches, and the like, were crawling all about They didn't see any snakes, but It wasn't much of a day for snakes, anyway. THE POPE'S CORONATION. BRIDGE HOLDS FAST. BILL DTERZIS&CO., IT" i-io.it Dealers. Manufacturer's Agent, BRATTLEBORO, - VERMONT. FKESH FKl'lTS. Heart the list : Oranges, Bananas, Lemons, Pears, Plums, Peaches, Cantelope and Watermelons. BANANAS AT WHOLESALE & RETAIL We sell the BEST poods for the LOWEST prices. Bill Dterzis & Co., Richardson mock. HARD AND SOFT WOOD FOR SALE I have a large quantity of hard and soft wood which I offer for sale at rea sonable prices. It is all prepared for the stove in one foot lengths. First come first served. H. C. CLARK. Brattleboro. Orders received by telephone, Ko. 51 -a. Serious Shooting Accident. X. A. Blouen of Hinsdale, who, was one of a party of fishermen- at Round Pond. Pisgah, was accidentally shot Saturday night by a 38 calibre revolver in the hands of Fred Polley. The revolver had lately been pur chased by Polley and he was exhibit ing its merits to the company when it was discharged, the ball entering Blouen's left leg and passing up ward, lodging in or near the thigh. A messenger was sent to Hinsdale village for a physlcian.who dressed the wound as soon as he arrived upon the scene, before having the patient car ried to his home, a distance of more than three miles. The - doctor probed for the bullet but it has not been found, although the patient Is do ing well and will make a good recov ery unless complications arise. Dangerously Injured by a Cart Stake. Wallace W. Wilson was dangerously hurt last week by falling on a cart stake while loading hay at Samuel Betterley's, in West Dummerston. The stake penetrated under his arm at the shoulder and came near piercing his heart. He is now improvng. The new Shamrock beat the old boat by 22 minutes In a 20-mile race occupying a little over three hours off the New Jersey coast yesterday. Attempt to Blow It Up This Morning Was a Failure. All the week long there has been the expectation that the old toll bridge would be blown up by dyna mite, that the pier ends would drop into the river, and that the whole bus iness would go to blazes in an Instant and be gathered in remnants at leis ure. But it has not happened. However, Contractor Hoff, who is do ing things as fast as he can, thinks that timbers will go sky-high this af ternoon. Everything has been in readiness for three days; the timbers are sawed and the whole thing is tot tering. A stiff breeze would blow everything into the middle of next week, as the urchins remark, but thus far the wreck hangs together. The ironmen and engines and derricks have arrived for the commencement of the structure, and there will be a busy time when the wreck falls. An at tempt was made at 10.15 this morning to move things but the dynamite was not big enough for the task. It was tried again at 11.20 and the west end was torn from its pier and dropped into the stream. The bigger half of the bridge will be tackled this afternoon. Rites to be Used Sunday Date Baok to 14th Century. The coronation of Pope Pflis X will take place in St Peter's, Rome, next Sunday. The pope must be crowned before he can sign bills. The rite to be used dates from the latter part of the 14th century. As the pope enters the church a clerk' holds up before him a reed sur mounted by a handful of flax. This is lighted, and as it dies out the chaplain chants: "Pater Sancto, tran sit gloria mundi." This is done three times. The mass is then begun as usual, but before the incensation of the altar, the "blessing or the pontiff- elect" if pronounced by three cardinal bishops, each of whom recites a pray er over him. After the collects come the three fold supplications to God for the wel fare of the new pope. The coronation Itself takes place af ter the mass. The second cardinal deacon takes off the miter, which un til now the pope has worn, and then the senior cardinal deacon places the tiara on his head and all the people cry out "kyrie eleison." MORNING NEWS. Rural Free Delivery at Chester. Three rural free delivery mail routes have been established at Ches ter and will go into operation Sept. 1. The carriers are Henry J. Davis, Ed win M. Farr and Charles M. Webb. Another route will be established soon. Situation Growing Worse. Consular advices which were re ceived at Constantinople Wednesday from Monastir indicated that the sit uation in Macedonia was constantly growing worse. At a meeting of min isters it has been decided to adopt measures of extreme severity to sup press the revolution. It is reported that Albanian troops will be employ ed, in which event massacres are al most inevitable. Ferry Starts To-Morrow. Liveryman Brown's ferry across the Connecticut, because the bridge is an .impossibility for travel, will begin op erations to-morrow, so he says, the entrance at this end of the line being at the Simon Brooks farm, and at the other side at the Adam Rhode farm. The ferry will accommodate a two- horse loaded team. Miller Family Reunion. ' The ninth annual reunion of the Miller family was held yesterday after noon and evening at the home of David T. Perry, West Brattleboro. The attendance was about 125 and the hours passed most pleasantly. Following the basket picnic dinner at 1.30 the business meeting was held and the old board of officers was re elected. Then there were songs and recitations by the young folks, and a social hour after that After a bount iful supper a stage entertainment was given, and the evening ended with dancing. Everybody had a good time. Serious riots in which many were killed and wounded, occurred yester day among the striking railway men at Kleff, Russia. Cossack troops fired upon them and then charged. Resolutions deploring the Increase of lynchings and the existence of pe onage in the South, and calling upon President Roosevelt to influence Con gress to remedy these evils, were adoptd at a mass-meeting in Xew York of colored citizens last night It Is announced at Rutland that Jo seph Murray, who was supposed to have been killed by the cars June 19, was murdered. His body was found near the track and the skull was fractured. The position of the body and location of the wound show con clusively that he was not hit by the train, but struck by some assailant as yet unknown. Canedy Pardoned. Leon Canedy of this town, who in September, 1901, was sentenced to Jail for three and a half years, con victed of perjury, was Wednesday pardoned by Gov. McCullough, through the efforts of his attorney, James F. Hooker. Great Let-Go ale at Fenton's. Despite the unfavorable weather of Wednesday, hundreds attended the now famous LET-GO-SALE, which is being conducted by E. J. Fenton & Co., the well known clothiers. The store was crowded yesterday and is also to-day, while a great rush is ex pected to-morrow. Many mail and telephone orders from people at a distance have been received every day. The store was closed all day Tues day when the entire stock of light medium and heavy weight clothing, hats, shirts, trunks, suit cases, um brellas and furnishings were marked down. The sale will continue for seven days more, and the firm request all who possibly can to come early In the day. as it will be easier for all.