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$1,50 A Year. $2.00 If Not Paid in Advance '.
Z a Mtf ends thou aimest at be thy Country's, thy God" s and Truth's.
Price hivt,
Per Copy.
"volume XXVIII.
GEO. E. FOX, Manager.
just one night of good wholesome
The Criterion Club
of Boston, in a triple bill.
Priw'S pushed way down to bed rock.
50, 35 and 25 Cents.
Sale open Monday evening, Dec. 28.
ADVERTISEMENTS under this head, classi
fied, cost two cents a word for Ihe lirst in
lertiun and one cent a word for each subse
Juent insertion. Everybody reads them and
ley bring results.
UTANTKO Letter N coupon from a pack
V age of Malta Vita; will pay $5.00 for
nine if received on or before Dec. 27. F. A.
Smith. 03 Chapman St., Ureeutteld, Mass. 62-H
FARM WANTED. I have a party that has
from $-1) to 4400 to pay in towards a me
dium priced farm. If you will sell for that
mount down, let us hear from you, giving de
icnpuini, etc. EiiaKTT & Co., Brattleboro, Vt.
ANTED Boy to learn the printer trade.
T ANTED, Any kind of sewing to do. No.
4 chestnut sr.
WANTED I want to get in communication
with everyliody man, woman or child
that owns any Real Estate anywhere no
matter whether It i-. Houses, Farms, Timber
lands, Ruck j'asture-aiiytlilng. 8. W. Edoett,
Brattleboro, Vt -
11 T ANTED Native lumber or logs; all kinds.
delivered at our mill, or will buy stanu
lug timber.- The 8. A. Smith Co.
IITANTED Delivered at our mill or on cars
V at your station, all kinds of hardwood
Mid soft wood logs, except hemlock. Terms
cash. Bkattlebobo Cabiket Co. 40-3mo.
IOR SALE A good work horse. C. H.
HAUUH, UUlliUlU .... . . ' v. -
SALE Pry rock maple and birch stove
j wood per cord. H. D. Akdbewb, Ber
uardston, Mass. Bi-tr
SALE OF BASKETRY at my home at West
Brattleboro through the Holidays. Anna
Winchester smith. -"
IOR SALE One gentlemen's driving horse,
' nine years old. can strike a 40 clip.
Irnijr-diBtance roadster, safe for any one, weight
im lbs. Veterinary's certificate (riven. Also
will sell one grey work horse sulfa hie fwp";
cer's wagon or wood lot; weight 120 lbs. .; 18
years old and Bound. F. li- Kookbs, West mm
Lerston, Vt. 48"tf
CIDER BARRELS for sale. 0. H. Eoriv
Co., Frost street.
IIOR SALE A good second - hand upright
I piano in perfect condition. Address Box
64, Brattleboro, Vt. -
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. No. fit -3.
1n RFNT Cottaee house of 1 rooms and bath
and garden. W. U. Doquttlk. hlxX
To RFNT Five-mom tenement. Small fam
ily desired Inquire at 10 West Sr.; op.
poslte Swedish churchy 4a'1'1
lO RENT A six-room tenement. Apply -to
TO RENT-Tenement, five rooms, I0.
Chableb Lano, Frost place. 49tf
IO RENT One story building on Flat St.
Enquire y al.-,&
Choice selections in BOOKS,
and an endless variety of in
teresting goods for the Holidays.
For a complete line go to
II. IMC. Wood's.
. . , ,i twwkkeev
to learn shorthand, T'mh ,y be secur
ing for desirable P'""? "Jf.Xrior teach
ed by them when compel ot. rlF
ers. Students admitted at any nu-,
logoe address .' M v
people loan " , ;n( best ad-
RVfLrroer '"Tioo. Rate,
vertisingniedmmlnrt'ss-" -lce.
Wiiy Not Have a Piano?
Three excellent Pianos of sufficiently different charac
teristics and variety of sizes and styles to meet all demands
upon them, yet all alike in being remarkable Pianos at their
prices. '
The Estey, The Janssen, The Newton
All guaranteed and are sold on easy terms; pianos of unim
peachable character, of which any home may be proud and
prices within your reach. The small .cash payment makes it
unnecessary to wait; you enjoy the music, the children pro
gress with their music lessons while you save up to pay for
it; to defer purchase means the money that would buy a piano
may be frittered away for passing pleasures that are of no
lasting value.
Start the Piano Fund To-day !
Five Square Pianos; all good ones, $25.00 to $75.00.
Buy one of them and exchange it for a better one later.
Two fine modern, up-to-date, five octave Estey Organs
at $50.00 and $60.00 respectively; worth $100.00.
Call and get posted; get a copy of "Old Time Songs."
They are free. Write if you cannot call.
A useful and handsome holiday present would be a fine
Piano Stool or Chafr, a Velour or Damask Piano Scarf or a
Music Leaf Turner. ' '
Retail Department.
These special club
bing offers will be
discontinued after
January 1, 1904
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The Offers are good only till Jan. 1,
For S1.50
We will send the Reformer until
. j r tnp
Jan. I, 1905 ana any "
following papers .
Weekly, Brattleboro, 8 pages of 6 coli. each.
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E BLMhfyfBTo.t.n, .tone.. 76pages.
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We will send Ihe Reformer until
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following one year :
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COOD MO Sly M?alin,
c M K 1 3 1 1 Weekly Paper
MUNSEY'S Monthly Magazine
Anv Old Subscriber who sends us a
De,8yZ.b will be entitled to the
" Tbeseffoeffers .re good only till Jan.
1, 1904.
Brattleboro, Vt.
F, G. GALE & GO.
Liquor Dealers
Good Until New Year's.
California Wines !
POET or 8HEBBT, gallon $1.60, quart, 60
cents, pint 26 centi.
ANGELICA, gallon $1.76, qnart 60 centi,
pint 25 cents
Made of pure Rye Whiskey and
Rock Candy Syrup. Prepared
expressly for medicinal purposes.
Recommended by all physicians
for coughs, colds, etc.
Send for Complete Price List.
Real Estate
61 Main Street.
I will sell at public auction
DEC. 28, 1903, at 10 a. m.,
at West Chesterfield. N". H.. all my PERSONAL
I'KOl'FRTY, vis. : Stock consisting of one pair
of hoi sea, weighing 2400 lbs., one driving horse,
one pair of twin steers, two years old in March,
rive cows, two heifers, 26 hens, four shoats and
one sow. Also a large number of t arming tools
too numerous to mention. I will sell several
pieces of antique furniture.
West Chestertleld, N. H.
C. P. GILSON", Auctioneer.
Terms made knownt time of sale. B2-lt
People are sorry
'when a family is left destitute without Insur
ance; but being sorry Is not like being insured
will von be Insured, or will you lie sorry? 64tn
vear doine business in T States, atl Life
Im. V. of Vt. (Mutual.) ORGANIZED 1H.
H. E. TAYLOR A SON, Cen. Agts.
Crosbt Blots.. Bratti.I'iboko. Vt.
The Pasadena Novelty Company's
Made from California Woods.
South Window.
Now is the Time to
Subscribe for the Reformer
Boston Herald' Wonderful Tale of
Detective Work With a Woman ai
Heroine Chased Her Prisoner
Through Four States.
After following the trail of George
M. Bruce of Shirley through four states
and finally finding him In Chesterfield,
N. H., Mrs. E. J. McCloskey of 16 Un
ion Turk rtostun. had the man hand
cuffed to her and brought him all the
way from New Hampshire to uoston.
They arrived here at 4 o'clock Satur
day afternoon. After giving him a
good meal Mrs. McCloskey took Bruce
tn tt,a ri.,tnntion ntutinn. She later rode
with him in a patrol wagon to the Jail,
where she bade mm "good nignt.
Mr. Bruce had been arrested on a
charge of perjury. Mrs. McCloskey had
furnished ball to the extent of $2000.
Bruce It is said was advised by sev
eral people to disappear. He did so.
Mrs. McCloskey wished to sa'e her
$2000 and so turned detective. She was
eminently successful. She worked with
the acumen of a Sherlock Holmes and
followed a trail of boarding houses,
mileage books and Angora goats with
the tenacity of an Old Can Collier
Bruce went away Just before Hooker
day last June. He had relatives in
Connecticut. Mrs.. McCloskey wrote
him a letter, sending It to his mother
In New London. Brute answered the
letter, but first sent it to his mother
for her to remail It from New London.
He dated the letter from Schenectady,
and said that he was going to Califor
nia. Mrs. McCloskey then went to Con
necticut and had a talk with his rela
tives. She learned that Bruce had a
brother Fred In Massachusetts. She
returned to Boston and started out on
a hunt for the brother. She went to
Athol, to Shirley, to Fitchburg and then
to Leominster, where she found Fred
Bruce. '
Fred was told that there was an Im
portant paper that needed the signa
ture of his brother. It must be dorte
before a Justice of the peace. Would
he take the paper to his brother, get
It signed and Immediately mall it to
Mrs. McCloskey? Yes, certainly. He
came to Boston. Mrs. McCloskey gave
him a Boston & Maine mileage book.
This book, however, was good only
within the limits of Massachusetts.
Bruce did not know that. When he
went to change to $o across the bound
ary a clue would be furnished. This
Is why she gave him a book good only
In this state. Still further precau
tions were taken. A. private detective
was waiting to shadow Bruce. He fol
lowed his man from the office and lost
him before he got out of the building.
In due time the paper was returned.
It showed that 1t had been sworn to
before a Justice of the peace In Hins
dale, N. H. This did not furnish suf
ficient evidence, however. The two
brothers might have travelled some
distance to get there. Where did Fred
Bruce brnnch off to go north? Mis.
McClosky went to the North station to
see if she could learn anything from
the conductors of the trains on which
he would have been likely to travel.
Yes, one conductor remembered a man
who had a Massachusetts mileage
book. She followed on the trail of that
mnn all the way from Boston to Fitz
william, only to find that he was not
the man she was looking for.
Bruce had a sweetheart In Athol,
Mrs. McCloskey got word that the
young lady Intended to buy a boarding
house. If she could establish an ac
quaintance with the young lady, she
might get trace of the man she wanted.
The boarding house was In Kcene.
Mrs. McClo'key became a prospective
purchaser of boarding houses in Keene.
The young lady was already there,
with a house that she expected to take.
Mrs. McCloskey then became a dress
maker who wanted a room In the
boarding house. Bruce'a sweetheart
had to return to Athol for a week.
The woman detective saw disaster
stare her in the face. A whole week!
and her property was already adver
tised to be sold In order to satisfy the
bail bond.
She started out on a new clew. This
' 909-910 Colonial Bids.,
(Written for the Reformer.)
Love's Birthday, like a great, white, tranquil star,
Throws, through the old year's gloom, its light afar.
Christmas again I How shall we make it gay ?
That is the query of the world alway.
No deed of valor, that bold heart of flame
To compass, cunning brain and hand employ;
No jewel thought, or unguessed truth revsaled
These are not things to waken Christmas joy.
'Tis not great thoughts or deeds that fit the day,
But just a smile, a song and love, alway 1
The young love's kiss upon the old love's lips ;
The quick hand helping when the tired foot trips ;
The clasp of friendship for the trust beguiled;
The comrade smile unto the eager child;
Some strength or comfort that one life has known
Into another life whose need is shown
Giving, receive This is the sure, sweet way
To waken gladness and make Christmas gay.
Adelaide Davis Reynolds.
time her trip began at Athol. From
there she went to Royalston, to Rich
mond, N. H., to Winchester, Swanzey,
Troy, Keene and Ashuelot. She took
a team and a constable and went to
Hinsdale, where the paper had been
signed. She went up through lumber
camps. All - to no purpose. She sent
the team back by the constable, and
went by train to Keene. She found
that Bruce's sweetheart had not re
turned. It was no use to wait there,
and she had business In Boston that
must bo attended to; so she returned.
In the meantime she had heard that
Bruce was working on a fancy farm
where the proprietor kept Angora
goats. Now Angora goats are scarce.
She had until Dec. 21 to produce Bruce
or forfeit the ball. Dec, 15 she started
out looking for a farm where they kept
Angora goats. First she went to North
Adams. There she learned that thSre
was a farm somewhere up in Vermont
where they had Angora goats. She
came back to Hoosac Tunnel, then up
to Keadsboro, Vt From there she
went to Davis Bridge. She was getting
nearer Angora goats all the time. She
. t:-,. tiMd-a and to Wilmlnir-
weiiL iu j x' -' n .
ton. There she learned that up in
Halifax the proprietor of Deer Park
farm kept Angora goats. She took
a team and drove to Deer Park farm.
tvtav h1 such goats there, but
did not have such a man on the place,
as Bruce.
i it failure. She had had
enough failure by this time to discour
age most any one, dui sue
.,rH on in Htlll srreater efforts. She
continued to hunt for more goats.
She was told trial in onuusumv
i a Hnctnr who raised such
animals. From Wilmington she took
a stage down througn Marmoro imu
DHLhnM T.T-Rt 'fib A WPTlt tO the
asylum in Brattleboro. They had such
goats there but Bruce was not mere.
Ti . hnr In rr. Bowen In the
town. She went and secured the ser
vices of Constable McClure and logein
er they went to the doctor's house.
"Has the doctor got any one on m
farm ?"
"Does he want to hire a man?'
"What's the man's name who is on
the farm now?"
ii.v.r.irtt aminrieri something like
Bruce. Mrs. McCloskey felt that at
last she was on the right track. They
went to the doctor's office. In the
mean time the people at his house had
telephoned him and he knew what to
expect. When Mrs. McCloskey and the
constable stepped into the doctor's of
fice he laughed at tnem ana ioiu
he knew Just what they were after.
It so happened that Bruce was me
rinitnr'x farm. The .farm
ic mil., nwav. Bruce had left
but half an hour before with a load of
stuff. He could not be reacnea Dy
telephone. The doctor was told that
Bruce must come to Boston.
Mrs. McCloskey and the constable
got a coupe and started for the farm
18 miles away. They naa Deen on
road but a short time when the doctor
passed them in a fast rig. They
thought he was going to warn Bruce,
but such was not the fact He was
after a man to take his place. It
turned out that it would have been
superfluous for any one to have warned
Bruce. When they arrived at the farm
he was somewhat surprised, but greet
ed them pleasantly and said:
"T nm --aV ,rt crn With VOU."
n at nnn. Mrs. McCloskey
thought that it was best to be on the
safe side. There were many Biauuuo
where he had friends. He might get
oft the train Just to see tnem a mo
ment and be persuaded to go no far
t V. AM CKa hnrTfin.- A(1 n Tift ir of hand
I I IT-1 . , ' L ...... . -- 1
cuffi from the constable and started
on the last of her lourneys. uruce
arrived In Boston two days ahead of
Mrs. McCloskey has now given up
the detective business.
John D. Rockefeller has presented
the 'university of Chicago $1,850,000.
His gifts to the university "now reach
a total of $13,600,000.
1 The united mine workers of Ameri
ca are advised by President Mitchell
to resist the 7-cent wage reduction
n threatened in some reeions. They
believe that If the reduction succeeds
nth., mines will suffer similar reauc
tions. At the next wage conference
a demand will be made for an Increase
to f 100.
Commissioners Met Representatives
of Company Saturday.
The new steel bridge across the Con
necticut river was accepted formally
Saturday by the Brattleboro and Hins
dale commissioners who met represen
tatives of the United Construction Co
ot Albany, N. Y., and made the final
arrangements for releasing the con
cern from Its bond. Those present at
the conference were J. H. Holt, A. H.
KjUredge. James R. Watt and W. R.
Marden representing the United Con
struction Co., E. Stebbins, F. A. Davis,
and James O'Brien, the Hinsdale com
missioners, W. H. Vinton, James L.
Martin and George W. Pierce, the Brat
tleboro representatives, and H. F. Lis
com of Hinsdale who has aided the
commissioners greatly through his
thorough knowledge of bridge build
ing. The party took dinner at the
Brooks House and went through the
formalities of acceptance afterward.
The cost of the new bridge is about
$43,000 which is about $3000 In excess
of the combined appropriations of the
towns of Brattleboro and Hinsdale.
The additional expense was due to the
cost of moving the old toll house and
the increased amount of filling and
stone work which was found to be
necessary. The bridge company's or
iginal contract was for $37,000 but the
additional stone work found to be
necessary amounted to nearly $5,000.
Brattleboro's share of the Increased
expense will be in round numbers be
tween $2000 and $3000 which the com
missioners will borrow to pay the
bridge company and ask the town to
appropriate at the next town meeting.
There will be no opposition to this In
all probability for the reason that the
commissioners have succeeded in get
ting the towns Joined by one of the
most substantial bridges in New Eng
land. The remainder of the central
pier has not yet been removed but the
company has promised to comply with
the contract in this respect
The license commissioners of Under
bill have revoked the license granted
to Amos Humphrey. Mr. Humphrey
was tried and found guilty of selling
liquor Sunday.
William J. Bryan was received In
audience by Czar Nicholas of R . a at
St. Petersburg Monday. The czar ex
pressed friendship and deep interest In
the United Stat,.
The governor of Alexandretta has
formally apologized to U. S. Consul
Davis for the Indignities suffered by
the consul and Attarian, the natural
ized American citizen, has been liber
ated. Considerable excitement has been
caused In Pottsville, Pa., by the discov
ery of (rreat beds of pure anthracite
coal, beyond the limits or what has
heretofore been considered the south
ern boundary of the hard coal region
in Pennsylvania.
For 60 consecutive years the Mlddle
bury Historical society has celebrated
Forefathers day and Monday the 283d
anniversary 5f the landing; of the pil
grims was bserved there. President
Ch;irles O. i .y of the Andover Theo
logical seminary, Andover Mass., was
the principal speaker.
Bolivia has formally abandoned her
claim to Acre, the United states aiding
in peaceful negotiations. Bolivia gives
up most of her territory to Brazil and
gets $10,000,000 In cash. Brazil is to
build a railroad around he great falls
of the Madeira and to glvC.BolIvia per
petual free transit down the Madeira
and Amazon rivers: and to cede a port
on the Paraguay rivr. Brazil In Acre
a Treat Amnxnninn forest the rich
est rubber producer in the world. The
enormous Increase in demand for rub
ber in recent years makes the rub
ber forests of incalcuable value.
Charles M. Schwab makes a sweep
ing denial of the charges implicating
him in the U. S. shipbuilding com
pany scandaL He says he was de
ceived, that both he and J. P. Morgan
& Co. placed Implicit confidence In a
prospectus that grossly overstated the
company's assets. The shipbuilding
trust, he says, was not nis scneme dui
that of Dresser and Nixon. He denies
collusion with the reorganize to
wreck the concern. He admits that he
holds about $27,000,000 of the com
pany's bonds and stock but he is will
ing to return all securities and to res
cind the whole transaction.
Dr. Harkness Pleads Guilty of Forgery
Boom for C. J. Bell for Governor1
Likely Woman to Be Tried in Bsn
nington for Attempted Murder.
The Jury n the case of state vs. Al
exander Garretto, charged with the
murder of El' Corti at Barre October 8,
brought in a verdict of manslaughter
at Montpellcr Wednesday afternoon.
The Jury was charged Wednesday
morning by Judge Stafford, who con
cluded at 9:30 o'clock. The charge oc
cupied 25 minutes in its delivery and
was clear cut and admirably woroeo.
He said a verdict might be found of
manslaughter, murder in the second
degree, or murder In the first degree.
Half an hour after the verdict Judge
Stafford sentenced Garretto to not less
than 10 years nor more than 12 years
at Windsor. In imposing the sentence
court said there were certain exten
uating circumstances connected with
the case that would cause It to be len
ient, still it believed such a penalty
should be Inflicted that It would be a
lesson to the prisoner. Garretto is the
Italian socialist who fired the fatal
bullet that killed Ell Corti, an anar-
chist sympathizer, in the Italian riot
at the socialist hall in Barre Oct 3.
rn Waahlneton county court Wed-
ftemoon Eugene Davis and
Neil, Kriapp of Northfleld pleaded
ri,ntr to bnro-larv In Northfleld and to
breakmg Jai!. Davis was sentenced
to not less than three and one-nail
years in the state prison at Windsor.
Knapp was sentenced to the house of
correction f jr a period similar to that
givan Davis. Dr. W. R. Harkness ap-
noard in court and withdrew his piea
of not guilty to a charge of forgery
and pleaded guilty He is still out on
bail. The rose of state vs. Bartholo
mew Croto. 'he man from East Mont
r.niio,. who is p.hnrsred with the mur
der of Peter Vorren September 8 was
continued until the next term or court.
The next case sr for trial in Ben-
is that of state
vs. Mrs. Alice Moffat- of Sandgate, who
Is under indictment on tne cnarge ui
attempting to poison her husband,
ifnfPat aI KannVnte. Thfl
XIllliXliuct iiivjivnfc, w. -
state has summoned 12 witnesses and
the case promises to ne one oi mucu
int.ni nnn or the nrincinal witnesses
for the wfate will be Joseph Mears.
with whom, it- is claimed, Mrs. Moffat
was in love and for whose sake she
wanted to get her husband out of the
way. Mears Is now serving a 15-years'
Sentence in the state prison for com
plicity in the crime.
The arlrlrsa of C. J. Bell Of Waldeit,
president of the Vermont state grange,
at the late meeting .' that organiza
tion at Rutland, is very favorably men
tioned by those who were present says
a White River Junction despatch. It
would not be at all surprising it mo
ftrmers in White River Junction who
t iror the choice of one of their class
for governor at the next election
ohA.ii, otart a boom for Mr. Bell. Out
side of Ihe oupn'f ..erp ? P. W. Clem
ent for that fce. V , ,sseemea. to uo
apathy on 'he subject unt.il Mr. Bell's
name was mentioned.
rn. Vermont Made Suear Makers'
association will hold Its annual meet-
i, at Tmrilne-ton Jan. 4-6. There will
be addresses by th'i president Victor
I. Spear, William F. Hubbard, of
Washington, D. C, forestry expert C...
J. Bell of Hardwick. of the state board
of agriculture. M. D. McMahon of Bur
lington and G. H. Grimm of Rutland.
The state board of health met at
tj.i(tnn Tiieailav nitrht and audited
the accounts of the state laboratory of
hygiene. It was found tnat an dui a
flniiara of the vearly appropriation
of $10,00 had been used up. The work
has greatly Increased during tne nscai
year which closed DecemDer l.
The Rnrlinirton license commission
ers revoked, Wednesday, the licenses
of two saloon keepers for selling to
One small profit. No waste
for big- stores, Middlemen's
and Traveling expenses or
lever had ; 11 different makes,
from the very highest to the low
est priced. Soli on easy terras,
ns low as $6 a month. On special
inducements for cash. Second
band goods taken in exchange.
The Old and Reliable Agency
Thirty years at it and more
pianos sold last year than ever
before in a single year.
as low a oonsmwni

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