,RU I .ar JRT
F.50 4 Kwr. $2.00 If Not 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.
BRATTLEBORO, VERMONT, FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 1905.
JARCH ... HI
Great Stage Success of the Decade
Irving Baeheller'i Famous Story of
"OLD YORK STATE LIFE,"
With the renowned character aotor,
MR. WILLIAM McKEY
ITnnln Eh. " Hiirinorterl hv Miss
Innche Kendall. Erjtire original New
irk Savoy theatre production,
l.'aaarvorl annt raIa miens Werlnpsrlnv
lorning, March 29, at the Box Office.
rices, $1, 75c, 50c and 35c
NTED, FOR SALE, TO RENT, Etc.
hrANTEIi Situation, American man, age
ly 4f, good health, atrictly honest, no rum or
iliaceo. With family, max, Kerormer umce.
tTTASTKD Hemlock building timber and
IV plank, 16 to 18 ft. long, to be delivered at
Ero, VI. W-lt
17ANTEI) Table boarders. Mas. A. Hop
kins, Hign St. -a-ot
irANTEI A young or middle-aged man to
V work on my farms. Must understand
are of cattle and horses and be a good team.
er. To tne right man a year a jod witn gooa
ware s noiei,
Say. Address w
rnostcrneia, s. n.
kVANTED A girl for general housework 6
Tkiihai E Sr. U-tf
One Day Only
TUESDAY, MAR. 28
Parlors of too Brooks House.
Office Hoar from 9 a, m. until 4 p. m.
Remember, this Visit Only
14kt GOLD FILLED GLASSES
That other dealers are
charging you from
4 to (7 for we shall
pEAMSTEKS wanted. X. W. Adams. U-2t
rANTED Girl to do housework. Apply
W. H. Vinton, 7 lireen Bt. 'n-n
IT ANTED hy an elderly lady a good cool
rV room on the same floor as the toilet closet.
k ith hoard in a orivate family in the village of
Srattleboro, where she can have some care, for
vhicli a good price will be paid. A place on tne
ine of street cars, preferred, fall or address
1. 1)., at Airs, van uoorn s, west prattle ooro
Beef Hides, Horse Hides, Lamb
B'elts, Calf Skins and live Poultry,
Ireen Cut Bone for chicken feed, at
'RRATTI FRflRfl FJIFiT MnRKFT
1st door north or the American Mouse.
Drattlehoro. Sept. 13. 1904. 38tf
IHilV ATE SALE of a few household goods
nnnsistinp. of ranire. blue flame oil stove.
bedroom set. bookcase, clocks, desk, etc. Kri-
ilav. Saturday and Mondav. 22 Sonth Main St,
(lwer hen.) uz-it
pi(R SALE My farm of 160 acres In West
iiuninierston, .jenowu as tne uianes iuhsi
farm ThAro ifionniifrh nrnnrllnr t.imhPF to tl&V
for it, a large fruit orchard and the soil is very
nrnflm'tivn A Hrat. Dlnaa Inmmpr hnmfl. Also.
a gem of a farm in Vernon, known as the
French farm. It will keep 12 cows. W. G.
"ERMONT MAP and catalogue 200 farms, 10
cents, Gko. M. Moobe, Ludlow, Vermont,
TOOK SALE At bargain prices what parlor
AJ stoves and on heaters we nave leu. sec.
ond-hand ranges and heaterB at very low prices.
HAXLEV BROTHERS. W-M
FOIt SALE One three-year old bay Mare,
sired by Madison Wilkes, extra good one;
also one large work Horse. E. H. Brown,
fcast Dtimmerston. wtr
TOOR SALE Pigs and shotes; also one pair
i secona-nanu teamnarness. a., n. auu r.
A. Richardson. 44-tf
FOR SALE A good second
piano in perfect condition.
884. Srattleboro, Vt.
FOR SALE SEEDiPOTATOES.
Several varieties which, consist of the follow
ing kinds. The Early Panama, the earliest and
best potato grown in this section. The Early
l'ingree. Early Vigorosa, Early Harvest, Doo
ley, Carman No. 1, Country. Gentleman and the
Vermont Gold Coin. This Is a medium late
potato, an extra tine yielding and eating and
new on the market. Also a few bushels of eat-
ini. nnlatnM hn mttan nn fm?An. All No. 1
or no pay. Prices right. C. L. J"ISHER,
131 Western Ave., Brattleboro, Vt. Jl-tf
HORSES! HORSES !
Will arrive at my -stable Mondav, March 27, a
car load of first class horses. This load consists
of extranlce pairs.also fine single horses. This
load was shipped to me hy J. H.'Chamberlain,
the well known horse dealer, formerlv of Brat-
tlebnro. Call and see. Telephone 16-3. Fred
B. Caldwell, E. Northlielrt, Max. U-8t
Frame Guaranteed for 20 Years.
Do not suffer from Sick Headaches,
Nervous Prostration, Forgetfulness,
Insomnia, Mental Exhaustion, Twitch
ing of the muscles of the face or eyes,
Car Sickness, Sleeplessness, Styes,
Thickened Eyelids, Red and Inflamed
Eyes, inability to see objects In the
distance or near clearly, or double
If your child Is dull or behind It
classmates at school, or cross-eyed;
come to us.
We are to-day doing the best opt!
al work that Is being done In the
Your eyes are examined thoroughly
and carefully by eminent eyesight
specialists. The examination is en
We have thousands of pleased cus
tomers In your vicinity who are
sending their friends to us every, visit
we make to your city.
Do not neglect this rare opportunity.
THE EDWARD E DAMMERS CO
Factory, Providence, R. I.
Largest Retailors of Glasses in America.
WHEREAS claims have been made from time
to time by various persons to the effect that the
trustees under the will of Thomas Thompson
are liable for debts Incurred hy or in behalf of
those seamstresses, neeuie women, or snop gins
who believe themselves entitled to special aid
under said win; ana
WHEREAS said claims appear to be contin
ually made in spite of continued and emphatic
denial or sucn iiaoiuty y saia trustees ana
their agents ;
ISUW ltir.nr.r unr., sam trustees, in oruer
to movent misunderstanding and trouble in
the future, give notico that they will neilher
acknowledge nor pay any claim mane ny any
one for services rendered or goods supplied to
any of said beneficiaries, whether said services
be for medical aid in case of sickness, for medi
cines furnished, or for food, clothing, rent, or
fuel, wnetner necessary or no-..
Thv further elve notice that thev have not
authorized, and do not Intend, to authorize, any
agents of theirs, any beneliciaries, or any rela
tives of beneficiaries to Incur such obligations
for them, and have forbidden any such action
on the part of their agents.
This notice must not be misunderstood as
mennine- that said trustees will not render aid to
sewing women and shop girls, hut Is intended
only for outside parties. Any obligations that
said trustees may be under with regard to pay
ments made or to be made from this fund are
between themselves and the women who in their
judgment are proper persons to be benefited
under this will. These women as a class are re
sponsible and able to attend to their own af
fairs, and said trustees have not acknowledged,
nor will they acknowledge, any obligation or
llahilltv to other persons on account of aid
Hven hv said Dersons to beneficiari"s or on ac
count ot aid given to women claiming to bt
beneficiaries under said will.
Tt ( tho Intention of said trustees that money
furnished by them for beneficiaries shall be
paid either to the beneficiaries themselves when
well and responsible, or to such relatives as may
ho in rhnrn-o of their affairs in case of sickness
or disability, and that such money shall not be
niiifl to anv other Dersons claiming to have
rendered service or to have sold goods to such
LAURENCE MINOT. ) TrnatpM
KICHAJtUS M. BRADLEY, trustees.
Instruments of "Reputation and
Specific Tlusical "Excellence.
Noted the world over for their individuality,
correct construction and superb tonal qualities.
Add character to your home by the posses
sion of an ESTEY.
Send for booklet, prices and terms.
LSTLY ORGAN COMPANY
Who Ever Heard
Of A Poor
"Makes Cooking Easy
yicmrOldJianffe taken inlxeAanye
EMERSON SON, BRATTLEBORO, VT.
T KENT Good -flat on first Hoar. W. 1.
Pluse try to overcome
the habit of procrastination. According to
i-iaw-mems maae oy ineKiseives, tuero rc
wKiunHiias 01 men at tuts women, wuu iuhthu
sometime to insure in this Company. Maace this
indium tije accepted time instead of the except
ed time, .'.st.li year, doing business in 41 States.
National Life Ins. Co. of Vt. (Mutual.)
H. E. TAYLOR A SON, Cen. Agts.,
Crosbt Block. Brattlkboro, Yt.
FIIAXK MORSE lYof essionai houseeleaner.
06 Elliot Mt. -t
Everybody to know of the
gradual and steady growth
of Brattleboro, and that to
day there are very few If any
tenements in the village.
We also want y u to know that we have a
party who owns some Real Es'ate in the village
and as he lives out of town where his business
is he wishes to dispose of his interests here and
therefore offers at a great bargain bis tenement
property paving S and 6 per cent interest. This
property Is in good condition and situated on
one of the principal streets and rented U good
parties. If you want a home or an investment
please call or write us and we will show you the
S. W. Edgett & Co
NEW ENGLAND REAL ESTATE AGENTS
Send for List-
The listers of the town of Brattleboro hereby
f ive notice that they will proceed to take up
the inventories of the taxpayers for 1905, at the
following places :
Reading Room, West Brattleboro, on
Saturday, April 1.
Town Hall, Lister.' Office, on Mon
day, April 3.
Where taxpayers are requested to deliver
tneir inventories complete, according to law.
ate the School District in which the property
t snnated, as well as the on in which yon live.
can be procured at tne Towa iieravs ox
nee, or of the Listers.
Aor Marshall, 1
Herbert B. Chambirlaih, I
Jour L. Barkrt, VLiiters.
WlLLlAH C HORTO, f
Arraii J. Ctrrirr. 1
Brattleboro, Yt, MareR at, 1KB.
We have the largest stock
of the popular ready-to-wear
and outing hats ever- shown
in this town. You are in
vited to inspect the same.
Mrs- G. He Smith
Milliner and Hairdrtiser
tS MAIN STfcXLT
DERBY Sg? I DERBY
y i ,;t 1 v
1 carry in stock 85 shades of Derby Faint, English 'Tinted Lead, Gypsine-Star Kal
online, Batcher's and Beehive Floor Wax, Parrott's Varniih, Brashes, all kinds; Bnby
Best, best polish in the world. A fall stock of shelf hardware and paint supplies.
NEW HARDWARE STOCK
CET MY PRICES.
8 Main Street
Noroton's Beauty, Extra Early Potato
The wliest potatoever grown. The most productive ex
traearly. yielding as heavily as any of the medium early
sort: handsome in appearance, uniform in size and shape,
lis table quality is suer and it keeps longer than any
other sort, early or late. The best all round potato in ex
istence. A lineal descendant of the famous Peachblow a
seedling from a seedling of that variety, tin trial beside
other leading extra earlv potatuet proved 6 to 10 days ear
lier. 1 lb.. ;r: lbs.. Rt.SO; 4 lbs., lbs., $4.26; 1 pk
T; Vi bushel, I3: 1 hnxbel. tM-1 barrel, J44. Order early;
late orders may lie unable to fill. Also offer special low
rates or 310 bushels Bouvee, an extra earlv standard potato.
Send for Free Price List.
C. E. ALLEN, Brattleboro, Vt.
FARE IS NOW SIX CENTS
8TREET RAILWAY DIRECTORS
DEEM CHANGE A NECESSITY.
Advance Went into Effect Monday
and is Met by Proper 8pirit on Part
of Public Increase 8hould Mean at
Least $2,000 a Year to Company.
Six cents 1b now the regular price
FIGHT AGAINST THE BREWERY,
of n ride on the Hrnttleboro street rail
road. Honks containing 20 tickets fire
sold for $1 and round trip tickets for
J2 cents. Bundles will be curried for
the price of one fare or a ticket un
less thev are unusually large when 12
cents or two tickets will be required.
These changes were made at a
meeting of the directors last Friday
afternoon when the full board C. C).
Robblns, F. L. Hunt, H. J. Clark. C.
IK. Jones and M. A. Coolldge of t itch-
burg, Mass., were unanimous in tne
opinion that an advance in fares was
! absolutely necensary to keep the road
In operation. The change is in line
with what is being done on small
roads and will increase the receipts
sufficiently to place the corporation
In a sound condition financially. The
directors estimate that the advance
I will mean at least $2,000 to the road
encn year, nguring wie luuu reueiinn
at an average of $15,000.
The past winter has been the most
severe in the history of the road, and
In order to continue Its operation the
directors have had to become person
ally responsible for $2,000. The state
tax has been raispd so that It will
cost the road $115 more this year than
last, and a new boiler, which will cost
at least $1,000, will have to be bought
before another winter. Then, too,
there is need of new rolling stock and
the roadbed ought to have more at
tention than it has been possible to
give it recently. It will be seen, there- :
fore, that the advance In fare is a
move of absolute necessity and not an
attempt to mnke money at the ex
pense of the traveling puonc. ine
management of the road made a se
rious mistake when It began selling
books containing 24 tickets for $1.
This practically brought the road
down to a 4VJ cent basis for during
the winter .months the receipts for the
sale of books have been in excess of
the cash fares. Under the new plan
the road is practically placed on a
five cent basis again for those who
patronize It regularly will buy the
books containing 20 tickets for $1.
Thus far the traveling public has
seemed to take the change good na-
turedly, realizing probahlythat It was
absolutely necessary. The ix cent
fare took effect Monday, notices of the
change having been posted In the
cars last Saturday. Many people took
advantage of the last opportunity to
got tickets at cents apiece nnd
over $150 worth of the old bonks were
sold during the latter part of the week.
Since then the conductors report that
there has been no noticeable de
crease In the amount of travel, but
th! sales of ticket books have Jumped
surprisingly. It is admitted on nil
sides, however, that the six cents fare
is more or less of a nuisance, especial
ly to the conductors who are obliged
to carry quantities of pennies in or
der to make change. One conductor
had to stop several times Monday
evening to replenish his supply of
coppers, for at least four are neeaea
every time change Is marie. Only one
serious complaint has been registered
In regard to the change and that was
by a woman who said "she could ride
all over the cily of Hartford for a
nickel." The conductor waited until
she had finished her argument and
then replied thnt Hartford and vicini
ty had more people to draw from than
Hrattleboro. The woman then pro.
duced an extra penny.
In connection with the advance the
following extract from an address de
livered before the Massachusetts
streets railway association by P. F.
Sullivan, president of the Boston &
N'orthern nnd Old Colony street rail
way companies, may be of local In
"In our communities we have a 5c.
fare, not because It Is a reasonable
fare, but because we have a coin of
such an amount and because In other
parts of the country the fares are Ec.
or multiples of 5c. In horse car times
there was usually a fare of 3c. with
commutation tickets. When electric
traction was Introduced the fare was
usually placed at 5c. It was a reason
able fare at that time, distances were
short, expenses reasonably low; but
In the last 10 years, and particularly
within the last 7 years, the ride has
been lengthened, transfer privileges
and expenses Increased, so that the
margin of profit left for the investor
has been gradually disappearing. The
five-cent fare In cities where densltv
of traffic Is higher, where the com -
pany sells transportation at whole
sale. Is a reasonable fare, and with, the
transfer privileges reduced may. at
least, be safely continued. The fares
In the thinly settled communities
should, nnd must be increased, and In
each case to such extent as will
meet the local conditions. (In some
cases it may be that a six-cent fare
with commutation tickets may answer
the purpose: in others even H doubling
the rate of fare will not make tho op
Petition to Hav. New Hampshire
Commissioners Refuse License
The fight against the establishment
of F. C. Oule & company, situated on
the island, was begun Sunday when a
number of citizens met with Rev. H
R. Miles at the Congregational par.
sonage and formulated a 'petition to
be presented to the license coinmls
Blotters of the state of New Hamp
shire. Copies of the petition were
circulated Monduy and TueBduy and
signed by a portion of the local busi
ness men and numerous other people.
It is the Intention of those Interested
In the fight to circulate similar petl
tlons in the town of Hinsdale, N. H.,
and have all of them presented to the
New Hampshire state board within a
short time. Many or the local pro
hibitionists, among them Attorney
General Clarke C. Fltts, have stated
that they thought the "brewery
could be closed provided Brattleboro
voted no license, and these petitions
are the beginning of their campaign.
They confidently expect that the
Brattleboro petition will contain the
names of at least 75 of the leading
business men and upwards of 1,000
citizens. They declare that there Is
almost a unanimous sentiment In fa
vor of the movement throughout the
town. The petition reads as follows:
To the Honorable Board of License
Commissioners of the State of New
We, the undersigned citizens of
the town of Brattleboro, Vermont,
respectfully represent that said town
adjoins the town of Hinsdale, in the
state of New Hampshire, and that in
said town of Hinsdale, In the Con
necticut river opposite the village of
Brattleboro, connected with said vil
lage by a highway bridge, is an Isl
and, on which is now located a sa
loon, licensed under the name of F.
C. Gale & Co., for the Bole of intoxi
cating liquor; that as we understand
and believe the Bald saloon In Its sale
of intoxicating liquor and in its busi
ness is patronized almost wholly by
persons residing in Vermont and
largely by persons residing in Brat
tleboro, and that it has practically no
custom of trade from citizens of New
Hampshire or from citizens of said
town of Hinsdale: that the title to
the land which said saloon is located
upon stands wholly in the name of
cilizens of Brattleboro; that said
firm of F. C. Gale & company con
sists of F. C. Gale, nominally a resi
dent of said Hinsdale, but whose chief
business interests are In said Brat
tleboro, and' of O. H. Ellis,
a citizen of said Brattleboro,
so that the said saloon and its
business in the sale of Intoxicating
liquor is practically a Brattleboro
business, having connection and rela
tion with New Hampshire only by
way of its territorial location. We
further represent that by vote of
substantial majority of the voters of
Brattleboro at the last annual tow
meeting, the sale of Intoxicating
liquor within said town is to be prow
hlbited during the coming year; that
the said saloon on said island an
the sale of Intoxicating liquor therein
is an injury and a menace to the
town of Brattleboro and its citizens,
and as we firmly believe against the
interests of the town and against the
wish of a large majority of its citi
zens, and that the sale of Intoxicating
liquor In said saloon during the com
ing year, or at any other point on
said island or territory adjacent to
said Brattleboro, will under the cir
cumstances work particular harm
and Injury to Brattleboro and defeat
the expressed will of the citizens of
Brattleboro In desiring to do away
with the saloon in the sale of intoxi
cating liquor for the current year.
Therefore, we pray that Your Hon
orable Board will, as a matter of
comity, refuse to grant any licenses to
any party for the sale of Intoxicating
liquor at any point on said island or
any point In your state adjacent to
the village of Brattleboro.
MURDER THEORY DISCREDITED.
Stats' Attorney Will Not Investigate
Death of Mr. Lewi.
State's Attorney S. Holllster Jack
son of Hurra will make no investiga
tion regarding the death of Mrs.
A. H. Lewis of Barre until complaint
is made. Little credence Is given to
the theory of murder..
Dr. D. C. Goodrich of Barre, the
woman's physician, said that she told
him in confidence that she made the
mlHtuke in the medicine herself, taking
aconite Instead of another medicine.
Since the recent death of Mrs. A.
H. LewlB of Barre, which was al
leged to have been caused by taking
aconite by mistuke, various rumors
have been afloat that raised a ques
tion whether death was really due to
the woman's mistake or whether she
The circumstances of the poisoning
are as follows: Mrs. Lewis was sick
and had a nurse attending her. In
the night she got up to take some
medicine. After she had been In bed
a short time she felt a peculiar sensa
tion at her stomach and called to the
nurse. It was then that she discov
ered that she had made a mistake in
the bottles. The doctors who at
tended her beside Dr. Goodrich were
Drs. L. L. Leonard, C. F. Camp and
M. L. Chandler. When asked If an in
vestigation of the case was going to
be made. Dr. Leonard said there was
no cause for an Investigation. Dr.
Goodrich said that Mrs. Lewis told
him some other things but that he did
not feel that he should have them
published as she confided in him. The
suicide theory is not given much credence.
The Barre Telegram persists In the
murder theory, however, the following
having appeared in its columns:
As publicly as we charge you to
make this investigation we pledge our
selves to support you and aid you to
the best of our ability. AVe will fur
nish you. Mr. State's Attorney, with
names of men and women whose testi
mony will unquestionably establish the
fact that the death of Mrs. A. H. H.
Lewis by poison should be investigated
with the view of bringing her murder
er or murderers, if there are any, to
THREE SCORE KILLED.
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Death of Lewie Thomas.
Lewis Harrison Thomas, 25, second
son of Mr. an Mrs. George H. Thomas.
died Sunday night after an illness of
three weeks with pneumonia. He was
born in this town December 6 1879,
and was graduated from the Brattle
boro high school in the class of 1899,
having been engaged with his brothers
In the milk business since that time.
He was a direct descendant of John
Thomas who settled in Brattleborq on
tne rarm. just beyond West River,
where young Thomas lived and died.
At the age of 16 he united with the
First Baptist church and fcad always
taken a deep interest In all matters
connected with it. He had been a
member of Sunday school class No. 7
since its beginning, and at different
times had been a member of the
church choir, although his business
would not permit of continuous con
Toung Thomas was possessed of a
sunny disposition and was exceedingly
popular among all those with whom
he came In contact He was very dill
gent in his work and always had a
pleasant word for those about him.
Besides his parents he leaves two
brothers. George and Warner, both
of this town.
The funeral was held Wednesday
afternoon at 2 o'clock from his late
home on West river road. Rev. G. B.
Lawson officiating. The 'service were
largely attended and there were many
beautiful floral tributes. Burial was in
Locust Ridge cemetery.
Wishes to Be Relieved of State Prison
Duties Because of III Health.
E. W. Oakes, superintendent of the
state prison at Windsor, has ad
dressed a letter to the board of direc
tors, asking to be relieved of his
duties as superintendent. Mr. Oakes
tendered his resignation to the chair
man of the board last December but
it was never accepted. He now In
sists upon being relieved because of
ill health. He is suffering from a vio
lent attack of the grip which he is
unable to shake off. Mr. Oakes asks
to be permitted to appear before the
state investigating committee when it
Is considering the management of the
Mr. Oakes, who is a native of Jer
icho, went to Windsor in April, 1878,
and In May, 1883, was appointed su
perintendent. He has held the posi
tion ever since, which would be 22
years next May. Mr. Oakes is in his
58th year. He does not make any
statement as to his future plans in
case his resignation is accepted.
TO SUCCEED OAKES.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Ylall returned
Wednesday from a business trip to
Chelmsford. Mass.. stopping; In Gard
ner to visit Ms brother. Charlie VialL
Captain Haigh a Candidate but Ap
pointment Has Not Been Made.
State Prison Commissioner A. E.
Cudworth of Londonderry stated to
the Reformer this morning that the
rumor that Captain W. T. Haigh of
Brattleboro has been appointed to
succeed Superintendent Oakes of
the Vermont State prison at Wind
sor is not correct as to fact. The ap
pointment, Mr. Cudworth stated, has
not been made. Captain Haigh Is an
applicant for the position, and there
are several other applicants, but no
appointment will be made until the
commissioners have had opportunity
to investigate fully the various ap
plicants and come to a decision. The
appointment will probably be made
in the near future and as soon as
made the decision will be given to
the press for the public Information.
It is extremely likely, however, that
Capt. Haigh will receive the appoint
ment for it is known that he is very
favorably regarded as the right man
for the place. George W. Pierce stat
ed this morning that while nothing
official hod yet been received he was
practically certain that the appoint
ment would come to Captain Haigh
when the prison commissioners hold
their meeting next week. Mr. Haigh
himself said that he was a candidate
for the position but that he had heard
nothing about his chances.
A. E. Cudworth and F. B. Pier, both
members of the prison commission,
were In town Wednesday and are
known to have been in consultation
with Captain Haigh, supposedly
about the appointment
Captain Haigh at present holds the
position of baker at the Brattleboro
Retreat. He was formerly captain of
Company I. holding that rank during
the Spanish American war. Formerly
he waa a member of the British army
and has had much experience in mill-i
Explosion and Fire in Brockton, Mass,
At least three score of citizens of
Brockton, Mass., were killed Monday,
March 20, by the explosion of a boiler
in a large shoe manufacturing estab
lishment conducted by the R. B. Grov-
er Co. The explosion was immediately
followed by a fire which consumed
the factory, a long, four-story struc- ,
ture, as if it were a house of cards,
and incinerated an unknown number
of men and women, who were unable
to extricate themselves from a mass
of tangled wreckage, formed by the
terrific upheaval in the boiler room.
More than half a hundred of the em
ployes In the building were maimed,
burned or bruised by the time they
reached safe ground.
The fire extended from the factory
to seven other buildings in the vicin
ity and also reduced them to ashes.
The total financial loss is estimated
at a quarter of a million dollars $200,
000 of which falls on R. B. Grover &
Co. The monetary losses are nearly
offset by insurance.
The number of persons at work In
the factory at the time is estimated
at 400. 250 survivors have been ac
counted for and at midnight Monday
50 bodies had been recovered, few of
which could be identified.
An inspection of the wrecked boiler
by the state boiler Inspector showed
that there was a sufficient supply of
water in it. The cause of the explo
sion is at present a mystery. The dis
aster will be further Investigated by
the state authorities.
A Test Case.
State's Attorney H. D. Ryder of
Bellows Falls, at the request of citi
zens, will contest the legality of the
traflic of bottling houses In North
Walpole, N. H., which run delivery
teams into Bellows Falls, which voted
no license. He has served notice on
the Crescent Bottling company and
the Riverside Bottling company that
if any more teams loaded with beer
and intoxicating liquor are sent Into
Bellows Falls they will be seized and
the courts given an opportunity to
decide upon the rights of the parties,
List of. Petit Jurors.
Following Is a list of netit iurors
drawn from the different towns' of tht
county to serve at the April term of
Athens, Albert G. Colton.
Brattleboro, Charles L. Cobb, Rus-
sel H. Briggs, John T. Kaine, Rob
ert H. Sargent.
Brookline, Walter A. Whitaker.
Dover, Mandus H. Lyman.
Dummerston, James F. Bovd.
Grafton, Henry H. Burlingame.
Guilford, George W. Franklin.
Halifax, Arthur Chase.
Jamaica, N. F. Pierce. .
Londonderry, Albert S. Hayward.
Marlboro, Alonzo V. Stratton.
ewfane, S. N. Kenney.
Putney, J. F. Washburn.
Rockingham, Clarence H. Shepardson,
i;awara u. Osgood, Harry J. Austin.
Stratton, Phineas O. Eddy.
Townshend, Nathan H. Lawrence.
Vernon, Lowell W. Brown.
Wardsboro, A. L. Putnam.
Westminster, Samuel L. Daggett
Whitingham, H. G. Reed.
Wilmington, Leslie H. Adams, B. L.
Windham, Wayland G. Adams.
A MATTER OF HEALTH
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