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w )$i 50 A Year. $2.00 If 1 VOLUME XXXI. AMUSEMENTS, MEETINGS. AUDITORIUM aturday, Jan. 27 I MATINEE AND NICMT SCENIC TRIUMPH COMPLETE INSPIRING NATURAL Entire Production Carried !-...- D i ibIi Inn Rn.rina. Rfl in impcnouii ,lwa.....M, ... --- listless 1 orrem or oitinis, ; Isolations s Stupendous as Ma.iestio riagara. Seat sale opens Thursday morning, an. 25. at the Box Office. AUDITORIUM ;.1onday & Tuesday Feb. 5 and 6, MATINEE AXt EVENING, Craham's Refined VAUDEVILLE. WANTED. WANTED Position as nurae girl, sewing by the day or hour. A. C, Reformer. WANTED A reliable man on a farm, tine who COll nil Ut ami Knows enuufr.. v"'"" - mowing machine. JOHN HUNT, Brattleboro.. WANTED 100 MEN We want lu'l eood, smart, industrious men for poaiiiom in our factory. Apply eiviwc pttt expenen, ana iVe. VKKMON'T FARM MACHIM- CO.. Bellows Falls, Vt. -" FOB SALE. MY place for sale. CHAS. LAN'O, Frost Place TOE SALE Dry maple awl beech stove wood an,t chunks. ANDREWS, GMlford. fOB SALE Sawdust, 50c. and $1 a cord; sh.kwc.od S2 at JOHNSON'S mill, West Brattleboro "Si TOR-SALE Three tenement house and barn, lireen Mt. A good home or an investment. S. W. EDOKTT JOB SALE Four tenement house, tentrai St., tine location, no better property in New 'England. S. W. EDOETT & CO. FOB SALE The Tripp house, Green St., one of the finest locations in town. Possession (riven May 1st. S. w. amen a w FOR SALE One lot of firrt-class second-hand single sleiirlu, one set 01 neavy """"""J"; nn .r hearv team harness. O. r.. oilman. FOR SALE Standard makes of automobile, some bargains in seconu-uauu - rj -full line of bicycles, supplies, nd talking machines. MAN'LEY BROS. 1 TO BENT. TO RENT Tenement of five rooms. EDGETT 4 CO. ! FOR SALE New milch raws. W. G. DOOLIT 4t( TLE. TO BENT Tenement 5 rooms upstairs, CHAS. LANG, Frost Place. . $10. tf TO RENT-'ottage house 8 rooins modem; furnace heat and barn. F.DGhll $TO BENT Downstairs tenement, all modern fimrton St. 8-tf WO BENT Royal Tyler place on ljier I atreet. Seven rooms, modern conveniences, spncious yard. Inquire of KtV. : 1IATHISON, 3 Tyler fet. SPECIAL NOTICES. 'GEO. H. GOBHAM, M. D., Whitney block, Main Street, Brattleboro. Practice limited f to the diseases of the Eye, Ear, Throat and Nose Office hour.: 9:30 to 12, 1 to 4 p. m, Tuesdays and Fridays only. Remainder of Sweek at Bellows Falls. DB. WINFRED H. LANE, Office in Hough , ton block over Kuech'a atore. Tel. 212-2. Hours 8 to 9 A. M. 1 to 8 and 7 to 8 P. M. ' Residence 19Grove St.JTel. 212-3. . 'dr7HENRY TDCKEB, Residence 4 Willis .4 ton street. Tel. 238. Office Leonard block. sjiours i.ov . ' " CA. I. MILLER, M. D., Physician and Bur 1 geon, Hooker Block, Brattleboro, Vt. Of Iflce hours: 8 till 9, 1 to 2, 6:30 to 8. i-GEO. X. ROBEBTS, M. D. burgery ano. ui-- eases i, ease. ' x7. r. . i.l.nh.n. 140. -residence, J.o norm jm." , ..v KrvrT o T. BABBEB. Dentist, Union Block, I i over Greene s qrug mro, , I DR. 0. S. CLARK, Dentist, Brattleboro. Telephone. Whitney block, yi DR. F. O- PETTEE, Dentist, 1 m, Hnlilen's drug store. Crosby block, I 46-tf ! ? DR. A. KNAPP, Denti.t, Hooker BlocK, op 4 nosite Brooks House, Brattleboro. f DB S. EDWARDS, Dentist, ttooser I Block, Main street. - Telephone. DR. F. W. GAGE, Veterinary aurgeon. At George White's stable Tuesdays, Thurs days and Saturdays from 10 a. m . to Bp. m. , Residence at the Gage Farm, R. F. D. No. 1. HASEINS Sl SCHWENK, Attorney, and I Counsellors at LawBrattleboro, Vt. I ROBERT C. BACON, Attorney at Law. Room I ia, Cilery Building, Brattleboro. 81-tt 4 JOHN E. GALE, Attorney at Law, Guilford, $ Vt. Telephone 16-4 MYRON P. DAVIS, Collections. Emerson Block. Tel. .V'- r, TrnDTnM t?oftl T!stnte and Insur- -ntrr Public. Emerson Block. Elliot St. 50-tf BABROWS & CO., Wholesale and Retail Dealers in Coals of all kinds. Office No. 33 : rin Street. Brattleboro. lsyi vnr unb'QT pnfAssinnal housecleaner. lAona - - Q , , 55 Elliot St. E BUGBEE; one-horse team jobbing W 'trucking. 3 Elm St.. Brattleboro. and ltf REPAIR work or mending. SELL, rear 34 High St. MISS E. RUS 3 I W F. FOX, Auctioneer, Atnoi, Mass., iei. Xi7ior. isft with A. J. Pierce. 52 Canal St., Biattleboro, will receive attention. 3-8 ADVERTISING MAN WANTED. We have so opening Tor a bright, e"' h.t earnest voune man, who baa had experi- t ence In the advertising department of a news I paper Must be capable of making a success ot i folicitine advts. from dealers, manufacturers and agencies In New England ana new ior. 1 sSlar? and expenses: salary will be .mall until ab fiw has been demonstrated. Give experi- I ence, age and capabilities in ftrst letter. Prefer si a young man irum j . U7. 1 ttff. The New Ekolasd Fabmkb, Brattle boro, Vt. 4-lt IVEB 3W mi Not rata in Siavanc. Artistic Piano Cases. After listening to the tone of the Estey, look at the case. Listen to the tones of other makes look at them from every standpoint and make comparisons. Look at the finish on our cases; look at the artistic designs; try to find a single thing that could be added to or taken from the Estey to make it look better. Look par ticularly at the richness of tint, the beautiful grain of the wood, and the lustre of the finish. We believe that our cases are as handsome pieces of woodwork as were ever produced by anybody at any time, in any place. There is nothing gaudy or flashily showy about the Estey Pianos, they are completely and modestly artis tic in every line. It is nonsense for most people to pay fabulous prices for pianos. If the pleasure of saying that a piano cost a thousand dollars is worth what it costs, a man may be right to pav the money. If he wants a piano because of its value as a beautiful musical instrument and artistic piece of furniture there is no reason in the world why he should pay more than the price of the Estey. Let Us Show You. Lstey Organ Company Sales Department BRATTLEBORO. VT. Cain & Izard, Merchant Tailors BRATTLEBORO ASHES. You have to dispose of your own this winter. The Town won't take them. If you want yours carted away, telephone or call on CEOKUfc t,. mumMii I A BETTER COURSE MEANS SKS ih. t..t cm . . h.. t Tm ALBANY BUSINESS COLLEGE It ha 25 Well trained teacher some of whom are Col! and 1 Norcal graduates. I oo Modern typewriting machines Several adding and billing machine 100 CaMindeirndverticalletterfiling.y.tem. AnemploymtntdepartmenL A superior Lecture Course and a ,k. v v 100,000 School building. Send for new catalog. Cakwbh & Hott. Albany. N. Y. HIDES. Kiirheat cash nrice paid for beef hides, calf kins and sheep pelts at the PUBLIC MARKET. 62-tl FOR SALE. House and barn, on Clark St. that will pay over 9 on investment. v ' tt,T vest your money mat win yaj this! Also a two and (our tenement n that will pay Better man o-, Call and see WM. C. NORTON, Emerson Block, Elliot Street. HARD AND SOFT WOOD FOR SALE I have a large quantity of hard and Bolt wood which I offer for .ale at reasonable prices. It is all prepared for the stove in one foot lengths. First eome fir.t .erved. H. C. CLARK, Brattleboro. Order, received by telephone, No. 51-3 FOR SALE. Chestnut horse, 5 yeara old, 950 lbs., sound and all right, first-class driver, "ot afraid of anything. Also harness, robe blankets and Concord wagon. Good trade for cash. E. H. CRANE, Reformer Office, Brattleboro, Vt. 1906 Stanley Runabout For Sale. Will be sold at a reasonable price if bought at once New July 1st. has all the 1908 Impiove menta, run only two months. Counterbalanced Engine, reinforced boiler; mlltoy wM., a-inch tires, 4 extra tires, 3 lamps, basket. Can eo Wmlles per hour-np any hlfl. Better than f new Machine, because it has been tested out. Nicely titled. Price ;oo, cash. J. C. ULLERY, Brattleboro. Vt. DON'T COUCH up your good money for an inferior article. USE C. H.Eddy & Co.s' New Warranted Syrup of Tar and Wild Cherry For all coughs, Colds and Bron chial Difficulties. NO CURE. NO PAY Sold under our guarantee by C. F. THOMAS, Ph. G., 119 Main Street, Brattleboro, J. L. STOCKWELL, West Brattleboro AND ALL DEALERS. Full 4 oz. Bottle, 25c Full 8 oz. Bottle, 50c LOST On Saturday, Jan. 20, 1908, a "kPu'!! containing a small sum of money. Finder nlease leave at SHEA'S RESTAURAM, Elliot lease street. ' Let all the ends thou . o ttt vimnn vpnAffiVT. FRIDAY. JANUARY DUA 1 iiaajviiu, iuiww) ' H TRY FINCH'S Golden Wedding Rye. A Straight Whiskey We have these goods direct from the distillery of Jas. S. Finch & Co., of Pittsburg, Pa. Noth ing better or more pure. $4.00 per gallon. $1.25 per quart. Everything known to tfif liauor trade we han dle. Send for price list. F, C, GALE & CO. PHONE 12-11 HINSDALE, N. H., NOTICE. I wish to inform the people of Northfield and vicinity that I shall open a CASH GEOCERY in con nection with my Bakery business. Beginning next week I shall be ready to supply at the lowest pos sible prices first class groceries, strictly for CASH. Yours, S. H. SMITH. Jan. 26, 1906. 4-u DIARIES and daily reminders for 1906 CLAPP & JONES "1 will see you later" k- .. asift u ha closed the conversation with the acent about Insurance. But he met the undertaker first. Don't close your conver- . i .in,il v.in lnA vim r Insurance. nbth vear. doing business in 42 States. National Life Ins. Co. olt. (Mutoal.) H. E. TAYLOR A SON, Cen. Agts., Cbosbt Block, bhattlibobo. ti. I aimest at be thy Country's, thy SUPERINTENDENTS OF FAIR rEW CHANGES IN MANAGEMENT OF VARIOUS DEPARTMENTS. Stockholders Will Hereafter Eeceive Detailed Statement from Officers 10 Days Before Annual Meeting Names Added to Board of Directors. In addition to the principal officers elected at the anuual meeting of the Valley Fuir association limt week Fri day the following department superin tendents were chosen: Homes, E. M. Angier and 0. E. Oilman; cattle, H. O. ("lurk and II. J. Kiclimondj duiry, 1. 8 Eamcs und (). T. Ware; sheep and swine, F. A. Sargent and 0. E. Thom as; poultry, W. F. Ooddard and F. D. E. Stowe; floral hall, H. W. Sargent; ag ricultural hall, A. W. Koel and C. A. Evan; mechanics hall, E. D. Whitney ami A. W. Bockwcll; food show, Miss Lillian Higlov; pet stock, L. M. Kenes ton and Harrv Haywood; school exhib it. E. F. Howard, Miss Marguerite k! Tucker, E. Hurr Smith and Wesley e! Nims. It was voted to leave the matter of superintendent for the bench show to the Valley Fair Kennel elub, subject to the approval of the execu tive board of the association. President George W. Fierce, in dis cussing the present condition of the as sociation, slated that there was no cause for alarm over the small deficit. The executive committee, he said, had made some mistakes in increasing the premiums so much in certain depart ments but it would not do to reduce them to what they formerly were. Mr. Pierce advised a reduction of f0 in the advertising appropriation, a reduc tion in the cattle premiums and in the purses offered for the trotting. He al so favored making a rule to prevent the association receiving more cattle than it can accommodate. He said he thought the vaudeville should be re placed and more work put into getting mod horses for the- track events. In closing. Mr. Pierce said there was no likelihood that the stockholders would ever receive a dividend but that that was not the pun" of the association. H. II. Lawrence argued in favor of a svstem of accounting whereby it would be possible to know the exact number ,.t ....u.U in attendance each d:iv of the j fair, and the exact profits from the dif ferent sources of revenue. He offered thn following resolution, which was passed unanimously: Kcsolved: That the stockholders elect a board of auditors to meet 15 .lays before the annual meeting of the association and verify and examine the accounts of the offi cers, which sha'V. tVn be printed ji;d mailed t' mtX 'itocknower cf the association 10 days previous to the annual meeting. In pursuance of this resolution H. B- Chamberlain. O. L. Dunham and H. I . Wellman were chosen auditors. J. L. Martin offered an amenumeni iu the bv-laws making the executive board 'elected by the stockholders, and the chair appointed Mr. Martin. J. I. executive Hooker and L. t. Adams a nominnims committee to prepare a lust or candi dates This committee suosmuicu the name of Lv E. Holden for that of f. h. Houghton, resigned, and the ex ecutive board was elected as given in The Reformer of last weeK. ai uie close of the election the chair appoint ed a list of committees to revise tne premiums in the different departments and report after dinner. About 200 stockholders and directors partook of the dinner, which was serv ed at the Brooks House dining room at 1 o'clock. Leitsinger's orchestra fur nished music. After dinner short speeches were made by Prof. Hurry Havwood of Mt. Hermon school, Kev. U 'M. Keneston of West Brattleboro, Dr. E. B. Campbell of Bellows Falls and l)r! U. D. Holton of Brattleboro. Prof. Havwood spoke of the methods used in conducting the western fairs and urged the need of interesting young men in the work. Mr. Keneston told several good stories and offered a toast to the Vallev Fair "the fairest of all fairs. Dr. Campbell commented on the work of the fair as an educational institution and related a number of amusing anec dotes. At the request of President Pierce, Dr. Holton took as his subject tuberculosis and gave a description of the methods used in fighting that dis ease. The following names were added to the advisorv board of directors: W. B. Warren, F. H. Miller, A. C. Jones, A. A. Fairbanks and 0. J. Halo of Hali fax; E. E. Perry, A. P. Carpenter, VT. Tf u..vwnrL Dr. L. S. Edwards and F. R. Matin of Brattleboro; C. P. Aldrich, P S Pier. TT. J. Field of Greenfield; A. a Hallnn. P. E. Henrv and E. D. Con- vers of Guilford; H. G. Everleth of Put "nev; A. L. Wheeler of Wardsboro, G. O. Davis of Newfane, H. C. Bruce or Sharon, G. S. Smith and J. O. Bruce, or Hinsdale, X. H.; ii. M. norjerts oi Jacksonville; Dr. J. B. Bement or Orange, Mass.; r.. U Welcome or nmi Chesterfield, N. H.; Atwood Sargent, Z. A. Edson and P. A. Edson of Ches ter: G. P. Newton of Bernardston; D. R. . - r -rr -r-t r "VT u !4-U Cole of Keene, JV n.; r. c flro" of Surrev, N. H.; H. W. Brigham of Winchester, N. H.; F. R. Mann of Wil mington and D. M. Cobb of Wardsboro. Investigation of "Vagrancy" Case. John N. Woodfin of Rutland, presi dent of the board of state prison and house of correction directors, has turned over to Atty.-Gen. C. C. Fitts for investigation the case of former Postmaster Manley Clark, of Groton, sentenced" to the house of correction by Justice of the Peace J. C. Harvey, Fri flnv. Jan. 19. for six months on a charee of vaerancy. Action is taken in the belief that the case may substan iota the mileacre eraft charee of Supt, D. L. Morgan. Clark claims that he had just returned from the west and was visiting at the house of a friend in Groton when arrested. He says he pleaded not guilty but refused a trial when told tnat ll wouia mane uuuotca sary costs. Goo's and Truth's 20, 1900. TEN PACES CROWEITS PROPOSITIONS THBEE OFFEBS HE MADE TO THE WATER BOABD LAST WEEK. Two Systems Completed to Proposed Reservoir on Atkinson Farm for $260,000 Other Propositions. Would Cost Village $275,000 and $345,000. Un account of the fact that some of the figures made by George E. Crowell to the villago water board last week Monday evening have been made pub lic, presumably by some member of the board itself, Mr. trwell has decided to make public the full text of the three propositions he made the board. They are as follows: Proposition No. 1. Chestnut Hill system complete, with (Sunset Lake system completed to pro posed reservoir on Atkinson farm. We will sell to the village the entire sys tem of the Chestnut Hill Reservoir com punv, and include therewith the en tire" property that the Sunset Lake Wa ter eompnnv now Las, whieh is as fol lows: A 16 inch pipe line complete from the main of the Chestnut Hill Reservoir company near the. house of Samuel Sargent to the point of the iiroi)sed reservoir on the Atkinson farm in Pleasant Valley; (this is all complete except the laying of the pipe on the tipper portion of the line, the ditch is all dug ami the on the ground), together with an intake at said point on the Atkinson farm, which shall be a wing dam of sufficient height and strength to turn the water of said Pleasant Valley brook from said brook into a gate house at said intake, to connect with a gate bouse which shall be mrv find concrete, s ry o in win. with prom-r screen and gates, with a connection for a 10-inch pipe, with proper valves and gates then-fur. The territory flowed by said intake or wing dam shall be cleared of all vegetable matter. This proposition includes, too, the protection of said Pleasant Vallev brook fnm contamina tion from the' Oliver Carpenter place which is prncticnllv completed, but shall be completed to the re.piircments of the (date board of health. This proposition includes the right to take all the water that will flow through a pipe 1- inehes in d.ameter at !inv head from a point on Mickney brook, 50 feet below the junction of said brook and the Hack Townshend brook, so called, and the right to lay such pipe according to the survey made bv Engineer Davis, from thence to the head of Pleasant Valley; also the ng it to raise and lower Marlboro North pond or Sunset lake four feet, to wit. to raise it to a point as high as the top of the granite po marked with the letter C on the north side thereof near the outlet of said pono. aim w to a noint four feet below me u.p of said post. This proposition a eoo feet of steel pipe. also in- 12 inches nosite the railroad track nt thc quarry at W est Dummerston. be ing sufficient pip lor tne ,u,,r ..... from Stieknev brook to Pleasant Val lev This includes on the Atkinson farm all the land that will be necessary for the construction of a dam of sum cient height and length to make a res ervoir of 60,000,000 gallons and all the land to be flowed by said reservoir with suitable and sufficient rights to lay the pipe thereto, and to enter upon to re pair and rebuild the same. For the foregoing property the vil lage shall cancel its debt against the said Chestnut Hill Reservoir company on the Vernon street pipe line, shall as sume the 125,000 mortgage bonds on the propertv of the Chestnut Hill Res ervoir company, interest having been paid thereon to Jan. 1st. 1906, and shall pav to said Crowell and said companies, upon the delivery of title deeds, the sum of $130,000. The Chestnut Kill Reservoir company is turned over sub iect to the rights which certain parties claim to shores of water from the old Hincs aqueduct, so called. Proposition No. 2. This includes proposition No. 1 with the addition of the following: A dam on Stieknev brook, at a point thereon 50 feet below the junction of the said brook and the Hack Townshend brook; said Ham to he of masonry and con crete; a dam of sufficient thickness and 10 feet in height and not less than 8 feet thick at the bottom and not less thnn 4 feet thick at the top. There shall be used in the construction there of the best quality of Portland cement. There shall be built with said dam a rate house. 6x9 feet in size, of stone and masonrv, with sufficient screens, valves and outlet for connecting with tlia nine line hereafter provided for to propertv control me no there There shall also be provided in said dam a 20 inch waste pipe with waste gate at the bottom of the dam, the overflow shall be 10 feet high and the remaining portions of the dam two feet higher. All the trees, roois, so... mould and other vegetaoie matter be removed from the territory to be flowed bv said dam. There shall be provided 'suitable and proper paving to compel the dam to receive the overflow. The 12 inch steel pipe included in prop osition No. 1 shall be laid from said dam and connected with tne ouuei thereof, along the course indicated and shown on the plan and profile of En gineer Davis, to Pleasant Valiey. The nine shfcll be laid at the bottom of a trench four feet deep, as nearly as can be made from the grade as shown on said plan, but in all cases at a depth t freezina while water shall be running therein. At all places where bridge work is required the pipe shall be boxed in sawdust to prevent frees nhftll he covered in said shall be thoroughly joined to prevent leakage. Where the pipe line shall cross the Washer brook, so called, and the brook immediately north there of, there shall be provided at each point a suitable tee or intake to take into the pipe line the water of said two brooks, which intake shall be protected by proper screens and gates. The wa ter rights to be conveyed shall include (Continued on 4th page.) PLAN ANOTHER HOSPITAL CHARTER ASKED FOB DB. E. B. LYNCH HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION. Those Interested la Project Aro Nego tiating for Bala or Lease of Melrose Hotel Property In West Brattleboro Will Build If Necessary. Application was made Wednesday to the secretary of state of New Hamp shire for a charter for a corporation to be known as the Dr. E. R. Lynch Hos pital association. The charter, if granted in the form requested, will give the corporation a right to own and con duct a hospital in Cheshire county, N. II., or Windham county, Vt., and to maintain in connection with the hos pital a training school for nurses, who shall receive the degree of "graduate nurse" on completion of the course to tho satisfaction of those in charge. The people principally interested in the project are Dr. Lynch, F. H. Howard, F. C. Gale and Myron P. Davis. The purpoO of the corporation is the establishment of a hospital at which all kinds of medical and surgical cases may be treated, and Dr. Lynch is to be the head of the institution. During the past two years Dr. Lynch has taWen over 400 patients to the Farren hospital in Montague, Mass., besides operating on a large number in this town, and it is his wish to have, here a hospital where surgery may be practised under the most favorable sanitary conditions obtainable. t Negotiations have been entered into with Mrs. Levi J. Strong, who is in Batesburg. S. C, for the purchase or lease of her property in West Brattle boro, formerly known as the Melrose hotel, and if arrangements can be made the work of transforming this building into a hospital will begin immediately. If, however, this property cannot be obtained the hospital association has in mind others, ami it is not improb able that a hospital will be built. ASK DB. LTNCH'S ADMISSION As a Member of the Advisory Board of the Brattleboro Memorial Hospital. Coincident with the first talk of es tablishing a new hospital association, the following petition to the officers of the Ilrnttleboro Memorial hospital was put in circulation: We, the undersigned seamstress . es, needle women, shop girls, citi zens and physicians of Brattleboro, herebv request your honorable board to admit Dr. Edward Lynch of S3id Brattleboro as a member of the advisory hospital board and attending staff of said hospital and to allow him to operate upon, at tend and rr'nister to such patients as he may desire, agreeably to the rules and regulations governing said advisory hospital board and attending staff at said Brattleboro Memorial hospital. This petition has not been generally circulated as yet, but it already Bears the names of a large number of people including those of James F. Hooker, E. W. Gibson, A. V. May, F. H. Howard, F. S. Knight and others. When the Brattleboro Memorial hospital boards were organized Dr. Lynch 's name did not appear as a member of any of them, and in consequence he has not been al lowed to practice in that institution. There are many people in Brattleboro who think that no person should be obliged to choose between the physician whom he desires and the privileges of the hospital, and they are willing to do all in their power to secure the ad dition of Dr. Lynch 's name to the ad visorv board and attending staff of the institution in question. The hos pital directors have not. as far as is known, given any concrete reason why Dr. Lvnch has been ignored, but they do not care to discuss the matter at present. Brigadier-General Joseph Wheeler, who won fame in the Confederate army and later served in Cuba and the Phil ippines, is dead of pneumonia at the home of his sister, Mrs. Sterling Smith, in Brooklyn. The farm house of Herman H. Camp bell, Washington, was destroyed by fire with all its contents early Thurs day, Jan. 11. Mr. Campbell arose and built a fire and then went back to bed and to sleep. When he awoke the par titions were on fire which caught from the stovepipe. e Mom Have your cake, muffins, and tea bis cuit home-made. They will be fresher, cleaner8 more tasty and wholesome. Royal Baking Powder helps the house wife to produce at home, quickly and eco nomically, fine and tasty cake, the raised hot-biscuit, puddings, the frosted layer cake, crisp cookies, crullers,- crusts and muffins, with which the ready-made food found at the bake-shop or grocery does not compare. t Royal is the greatest of bake-day heips. ROYAL BAKING POWDER CO., NEW VORK. Price Five Cents Pet Copy. NUMBER 4 IRREGULARITIES CHARGED ATTEMPT TO OUST ATTOBNET GENERAL PITTS. Petition Presented to Supreme Court Returned Because Not Properly Sworn To Movement Supposed to Be Result of Personal Feeling. . Brattleboro people were startled to read in the Boston Herald Wednesday morning that a petition, embodying sensational charges against Attorney General Clarke O. Fitts, had been pre sented to the Vermont supreme court at Montpelicr the night before by Lawyer John D. Spellman of Rutland. The Herald despatch, which wi dated Montpeher but in reality wsa sent out from Rutland, stated that the petition asked for the removal of Mr. Fitta from the office of attorney general and went on to say that the charges' were of a sensational nature. As a matter of fact a petition of thia nature was presented to Chief Judge Rowell Tuesday evening and he stated last evening that the document had been returned because it had not been properly sworn to. Mr. Fitts himself was in Montpelier on Tuesday evening but returned to Brattleboro Wednesday. When asked about the pe tition he said, "I don't know what the charges are or who made them, but I am ready, as soon as any charges are filed, to "meet them at once." Lawyer Spellman was called up over the telephone yesterday by v a local newspaper man, but the ex-mayor of Rutlaud refused to be interviewed about the matter although he admitted that the petition had been returned. When asked for the names of the sign ers of the document he said he waa not at liberty to give them, but referred the newspaper man to Frank L. Hunt. Mr. Hunt admitted yesterday that he had signed the petition but would give no other names. Nearly everyone in Brattleboro is of the opinion that the petition is the re sult of personal feeling against Mr. Fitts, and there are few who believe that 'the alleged charges will hold wa ter. The fact that the charges were not sworn to would seem to indicate that the makers are somewhat shaky about their ground, and many friends of Mr. Fitts believe that the petition was filed solely for the purpose of throwing mud at the attorney general. From persons -who have seen the peti tion the Reformer has learned the fol lowing about it: The petition requests the supreme court to take such action in the premises as it deems necessary after reciting various instances in which it is alleged that Attorney Gen eral Fitts has acted in bad faith ,wUb.t his clients. Among these instances is the case against the S. A. Smith com pany, at that time Smith & Hunt, when Fitts was employed by an out of the state firm to collect a claim against this company about which there was some disagreement. The claim, it ia stated, was promptly paid by the Smith company to Mr. Fitts, who deposited the money to his own credit and subse quently wrote the creditors that the matter had not been adjusted and that they would receive their money as soon as it was adjusted. A second charge is that Mr. Fitts, at the time he was state's attorney and was the prosecuting officer in liquor cases under the old prohibitory law, secured money from a proprietor of the American house, and presumably a vio lator of the liquor laws, without ade quate security. Definitely it is said that he gave the hotel man a check for sev eral hundred dollars which the latter advanced to him on Tequest, there be ing no funds at the bank to meet the check. A third charge is that Mr. Fitts waa guiltv of double dealing in his rela tions' with a client, D. P. Prescott, in a suit known as the Bartlett-Preseott suit, which has been through the coun ty court and in which judgment was given against Mr. Prescott, now of Vernon, for a large sum of money. Mr. Prescott has sought Telief for what he claims was unfair treatment, but to no purpose. The last phase of this case was a trial at Newfane last fall, when Mr. Fitts sued Mr. Prescott for his fees in the case and got judgment, the au ditor, A. V. D. Piper of Jamaica, find ing that there was no ground whatever in the charges of double dealing. The (Continued on 10th page.) Made SUBSCRIBE FOB THE BEFOBMEB.