cot' VOL. XXXIV, NO. 41 BRATTLEBORO, VERMONT, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8, 1909 TEN PACES $1.50 A YEAR, 5c A COPY Amusements. AUDITORIUM Saturday, Oct. 9th MATINEE and NIGHT AND Personally Conducted WORLD TOURS IN MOVING PICTURES MADE SUPREMELY REAL Making Big Guns. Battleship from the Fighting Top. Algeria. Canada. Montreal Ice Palace. Thru the Rockies. Winter Sports. George Du Var, France, 20 Bjg Features All New. Prices Matinee, 15 and 25c. Evening, 25, 35 and 50c. Sale opens Thursday, Oct. 7 at the uox ouice. Wanted W ANTED A kitchen ffirl at Perham'. Inn, Northfield, Mass. 84 tf WAN TED-Cider apples, delivered at my mill, will pay 25 cents per hundred. L. P. Coe-land. West Brattleboro. 41tf TyANTED Three men at once. Good pay. Ap- " ply at 47 High Street between and 9 Friday and Saturday evening. Geo. A. Gibbs. 41 ANTED Do you wish, to buy, sell, or ex-" change a farm, home or business? Inquire of C. H. Bruce & Son, 3 South Main street. S7tf VVANTED-A young; man to assiBt shipping ' " clerk and to make himself generally useful ; also a few boys from 16 to 20 years old to work in factory. Address, White River Chair Co., Brattleboro, Vt. 41 VVANTED Customers who desire manicuring, " hair and scalp treatment or facial massage. Residence work deBired. Call or address Mrs. Bertha Deane, 3 Frost Place. 39tf WANTED-White ash lumber cut to order : if ' you have any that you are going to cut this coming winter 1 would like to hear from you, also 1 have a saw, grist, and cider mill for sale, J. B. Sargent, West Lebanon, N. H. 40-43 AUDITORIUM Friday, October 1 5th HENRY MILLER'S ASSOCIATE PLAYERS PRESENT The Servant Ho use A modern drama of unusual originality, power and purpose By CHARLES RANN KENNEDY A work of art, true enough and simple enough to touch the heart of the world. Chicago Tribune. The best example of dramatic work now extant. New York Evening Post The most remarkable play in the English language. Harper's Magazine. The sale of reserved seats opens Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock at the box office. PSICES $1.60, $1.00, 756, fiOc and ' 35c mm Cash Grocery 15 lbs. sweet potatoes .25c Cottolene, per lb 12-2C 7 bars of soap 25c Milk crackers, 3 lbs. for 25c Oyster crackers, 3 lbs. for 25c Pop corn, all shelled, per lb 10c Pure cider vinegar, per gallon. . .23c Peanuts, per quart 07c Peanut butter, 1 lb. jars 18c Have you tried Mansfield's bread? If not, why not? Get our prices on meat. BAKER'S GASH GROCERY WANTED-A family with several children ' ' (.Kir Is) to work in mill on tapes and bindings. The man can be employed about the premises as janitor. Good brick tenement. 9 rooms. Rent 110 a month. Call or address Springfield Webbing uo.. Z3D Mil! St., Sprinptield Mass. SK-1Z' WTANTED Success Magazine wants an ener- TT getic and resDonsible man or woman in Brattleboro to collect for renewals and solicit new subscriptions during full or spare time. Expert. ence unnecessary. Anyone can start among friends and acquaintances and build np a paying and permanent business without capital. Com plete outfit and instructions free. Address. 'VON." Success Magazine, Room 103, Success Magazine Building, New York City. N. Y. 41-43 For Sale pOR SALE Dry. hard wood. G. A. Collins. 3tf (OR SALE Pigs and Bhoats. G. A. Collins. 41tf j'OR SALE-Choice lot of slab wood. Holden & Martin. 17tf pOR SALE Parlor coal stove and several wood stoves. Inquire 111 Main Street. 41 tf jV)R SALE Shropshire rams, yearlings. M. R. Robbins & Son, Brattleboro. '41 jV)R SALE Yearling Guernsey bulls.pure bred, sure. Walter Murphy, Brattleboro. Vt. 41-42 ITOR SALE Two tenement and cottage houses, x All modern improvements. In most any lo cality. P. Fleming. 41tf UOR SALE- 22 young sheep and 25 lambs.Also 6 yearling sheep without lambs i,. M. Ames, Marlboro, Vt. 41-42' EOR SALE Several pairs heavy work horses, also several heavy single and double harness. Crystal Springs Ice Co. 39tf l?OR SALE ON EASY TERMS-A lot on Forest St. and one on Pleasant St. Inauire of F. D. E. Stowe. County Clerk's Office. 3tf UOR SALE Three single harness, one surrey, one wagon for 2 seats or 1 ; all in good condition. S. B. Emerson. 12 Oak St., Brattleboro. 39-42 FOR SALE Hard wood dried under cover and split fine in one foot length. Amidon&Drury. R. F. D. No. 3. Brattleboro, Vt. Telephone 17-31. 36-44" T?OR SALE Standard makes of automobiles; some bargains in second-hand cars, also a full line of bicycles, supplies and talking machines. Manley Brothers. 14tf UOR SALE Bargains. One Chickering Grand A Souare Piano in Al condition. One Estey Or gan, one Wilcox and White Reed Organ, both in good condition. L. H. Barber, Retting block, Brattleboro. 41tf p'OR SALE Big reductions in prices on Storm Doors and Windows. Winter will soon be here. Order early and have doors shipped on time Get our descriptive folder. Webber Lum ber Company, Fitchburg, Mass. 39-42 Youm Bank Should be conservative, yet progressively managed, accommodating and accessible. The desire to accommodate whenever possible is reflected in the steady growth of the Brattleboro Trust Company. This banking institution solicits your deposit and welcomes small accounts. Check books furnished to all customers in the Commercial Department. Deposits in the Savings Department draw interest from 1st of every month. THE Phenomenal Increase of interest in commercial education in public and private schools has created a great demand for trained men and women qualified for TEACHING COMMERCIAL BRANCHES. A class for the training of commercial teachers will be started November 1. "We can place, without any difficulty, every teacher you may turn out." -Gregg Publishing Company. ASK FOR PARTICULARS Clawson-Hamilton College, Inc. ULLERY BUILDING, BRATTLEBORO, VERMONT 'OR SALE My 10-room, 2-tenement house and barn on Cottage St. with modern improve ments ; also large lot on same street and one each Oak Grove and Clark Avenues : also my busi ness and carriages. surrey and some household goods. Charles E. Downer. 39tf We shall start our Famous Sealshipt Oysters SATURDAY. They are right from the shell. No water. G. E. Warner & Go's Bakery CONGO EST ROOFING SEE "AD." ON PAGE 8 SOLD BY ROBBINS & COWLES Hardwaremen NEW PICTURES Clapp& Jones WANTED Painter and Paperhanger. None but Ant-class men need apply. Good wages and steady work. Ceddis & Mason JOB PRINTING A SPECIALTY. PX)R SALE Very low for cash or good paper, -L rnvhTlrT P. ntoam onnr mill marhinorD tiuilH- ings, land lease and use of side track. Lola of logs yet to come come in. Two miles above Town-shend village on C. V. R. R. Address A. E. Park, Hampden Lumber Co., Springfield, Mass. 39tf To Rent HO RENT Six-room tenement, 15 Grove Street. L 30tf fO RENT Furnished rooms. Inquire F, Care L Reformer Office. tf HO RENT Seven-room tenement, 11 Washington L street; Inquire 6 Prospect street. 38tf HO RENT-Tenement on ground floor, 6 High-L land St. Jerome Amidon, 20 Canal St. tf T'O RENT Large floor space for light manu- facturing, one floor down from Elliot St. H. L. Emerson. 20tf T'O RENT-Tenement in Salisbury Block, suit-A able for a boarding house. Inquire at the Brattleboro Market 31tf T'O RENT 24 Forest St. tenement of 6 rooms, ..first floor, all modern improvements. Inquire on premises or at Reformer office. 39tf T'O RENT Lower tenement corner Canal and Birge. Gas, hot water and bath. Ready Oct. 10. $14. JobnE. Gale, Guilford. Tel. 302. 39tf Special Notices PORTLAND CEMENT FOR SALE The best grades at the lowest prices. Hotden & Martin. 41tf OST Combination pocket knife with name on handle ; Liberal reward if returned to C. B. Crowell. 41-42 GEO. A. GIBBS, landscape gardener, 49 High St. Care of Lawns, Flowers, Shrubbery, Grading, etc. Telephone. 14tf I OST A couple of Yale keys attached to a disk numbered 24. Finder please leave at the Vermont National Bank. 41 p'URS Making and repairing all kinds of furs. L Special attention to fur coats. Tel. 25-12. Mrs. E. E. Holmes, 27 Green street. 37tf ROOFING Holden & Martin handle the best " grade of Paroid roofing, also the celebrated "Garrv" brand of steel roofing, at very low rates. 21tf LAY OR BUST. Your hens must be fed the Park & Pollard Co. Dry-Mash. Buy it of E. Crosby & Co. and the Valley Grain Co. We are paying for old'hens. 15 to 16 per lb., alive; chickens from 2 to 4 lbs. each, 16 to 17c; over 4 lbs., 17 to 19c; fancy hennery eggs. 34c per dozen; 2(6 to 4 lb. pullets, American breeds, 22 to 24c; mixed breeds over 2 lbs, 18c We charge no commission. The Park & Pollard Co.. 30 Canal. Boston. 38tf NOTICE If you are going to use any ashes this fall, now is the time to order them, as I am going to ship in a couple of carloads and have orders ahead for more than 15 tons. Report of last car was: Soluble Potash, 5.86; total Potash, 6.44;Phos. Acid, 1.70; insoluble matter, 11.68. Quality very good. Hal. L. March. Hard and Soft Wood Stove lengths and a lot of soft slab wood. It is all prepared for the stove in one foot lengths. Also some heavy, serviceable work horses. H. O. CLARK Bnttl.bor. Must Be Sold to Settle Estate Gasoline engine, 10 horsepower, in good condition, with many attachments. Also mill, with good water power, formerly used as toy factory and grist mill. Desirable location. Near Mt. Holly Station. MRS. F. M. LORD, Administratrix, 41 MechanlcsvUle, Vt, CARPET CLEANING by Suction Process. Will bo in Brattleboro by October 13. Orders may be left at Henry Allen's Stable, Oak Street. J.J. BOUCHIE THREE-ACRE FARM Just a cosy home for you House and barn, large poultry house, 7 s to 100 feet long; on main travelled road; about y2 miles from R. R. station; near school, church and post office. This will not be in the market long. Price, $1250. Edgett & Co. We have installed a special department devoted to the fitting of Elastic Hosiery, Belts, Shoulder Bwvces, etc. Satisfaction guaranteed. WILFRED F. ROOT, Pharmacist Professional Cards rnHOMAS RICE, M. D. Office, Crosby block, -L residence 9 Green St. Hours, 8 to 9 a. m., 1 to 3 and 7 to 8 p. m. Tel.. 212. r)R. Winifred H. Lane, American Bldg. , Room 11. Office hours 8 to 9 a. m. , 1 to S and 7 to 8 p. m. Telephone 52-1, Residence 19 Grove St. . Tel 5-2. FIR. E. R, Lynch, Surgeon. Office and residence 11 North Main St., Brattleboro. Hours; until 9 a. m 1 to 3 and 7 to 9 p. m. Sundays by appointment only. ' 41-26 For Sale My house, stable, garage and land on Tyler Street. Possession given January 1, 1910. James F. Hooker 40 tf flEO. H. GORHAM. M. D Whitney block, Main street, Brattleboro. Practice limited to the eye, ear, throat and nose. Office hours: 9.30 a. m. to 2.30 p. m., Tuesdays and Fridays only. Remainder of the week at Bellows Falls. TA H. O'CONNOR, M. D. Specialties: Operative surgery and Gynecology. Office at residence, 8 North Main St. Hours: Until 9 a. m.. 1 to 2.30 p. m. and 7 to 8 p. m. Telephone 261. rjR. H. P. GREENE, Physician and Sur-geon. Office, Bank Block; hours 8 to 9 a. i)., 1 to 3 and 7 to 8 p. m. Residence 37 Green St. Telephone connections. DR. G. B. Hunter, Willision block over Scott's grocery. Office hurs, 1 to S p. m., 6.30 to 8 p. m. Residence, West Brattleboro. DR. HENRY TUCKER, residence 8 Grove street. Tel., 258. Office, Leonard block. Hours, 1.30 to 3 and 7 to 9. DR. A. I. MILLER, Physician and Surgeon, Hooker block, Brattleboro, Vt. Office hours, 8 to 9, 1 to 2, 6.30 to 8. DR. C. G. WHEELER, osteopathic physician, 119 Main street Office hours. 10 to 12, 2 to 4. Other hours by appointment. Phone 219-L Residence 32 North Main street. Phone 219-2. D R. C. S. CLARK, Dentist. Whitney block, Brattleboro. Telephone. DR , A. KNAPP, Dentist, Hooker block, opposite Brooks House, Brattleboro. HASKINS & SCHWENK. Attorneys and Counsellors at Law, Brattleboro, Vt. ROBERT C. BACON, Attorney at Law. Room 18, Ullery Building, Brattleboro. FRANK E. BARBER. Attorney at Law. Room 7. Crosby block, Brattleboro, Vt. JOHN E. GALE, Attorney at Law. Guilford. Vt. Telephone 802. MYRON P. DAVIS, Collections. Real tate bought and slod. 10 Ullery Building. BARROWS & CO., Wholesale and Retail Dealers in Coals of all kinds. Office, No. 3 Main street, Brattleboro. FRANK MORSE, Professional housecleaner. 55 Elliot street. W. EDGETT CO.. Real Estate and investment; notary publie. 61 Main St. H. E. BOND ft CO., Funeral Director, and Furnishers. Telephone, residence, 157-5; office, 264. Open day and night. IT Main St., Brattleboro, Vt. DO YOU WEAR k NECKTIE ? If so, send me money order for 25c, 50c or $1.00 and receive postpaid Writing Scarf Pin, a novelty and necessity combined. E. E. FLACC, JR., Lock Box 870, Brattleboro, Vt. WANTED Cider Apples delivered at the depot in Brattleboro, Tuesday, October 12, 1909. Price 80 cent, per 100 pound.. F. L. Wellman, Cullford, Vt. HOETON D. WALKER EVERYTHING ELECTRICAL Brattleboro, Vt. SUBSCRIBE FOB THE REFORMER, For Sale Punku in nan f-ltf ft w . ... vn iw inna. miner s peacnes and you will get the best peaches grown. I will sell in large quantities by the bushel at $1.50 to uu. locuuuc sw i win deliver them at your door at short notice. Telephone 13-11. CHAS. MINER, Bonnnale Stock Farm A. 6, GALLUP, Guilford, Vt. AUCTIONEER Graduate of Missouri Auction School. Farm and Horse Sales a Specialty. Also breeder of purebred Ayrshires. Tel. Call 15-13. Mrs. John D. Barrows Will Resume Teaching Oct. 1. 3 Oak St., Brattleboro, Vt. M. BLACK gff'ln SCRAP IRON, METALS, RAGS AND RUBBERS. Drop me a postal if you have anything to sell and I will send team for same, paying you highest cash price. Storehouse, corner Elm and Flat streets. Telephone 36-11. P. O. Box, 762. Brattleboro. Vermont otf YOU JILL BE SURPRISED if you use I 90 7 Hair Tonic Change your hair to its natural color and see HOW YOUNG you look. Clean scalp no dandruff-no itching. Will not soil finest fabrics. $1.00 for large bottles. W.H.BOND, 17 Main St., Brattleboro, Vt. (niohto-third floor) MORRIS GASS is paying in cash the highest market prices for rubbers, rags, scrap iron and metals, books and newspapers. Drop a postal, telephone or he will call. Shop always open. Cor. Sonth Main and Hudson Sts. Near the Brattleboro House. Telephone 365-M Bop's TRYMORE Leading q Cigar Manufactured by J. H. Boyce Co.. Westfleld, Mas.. TRY ONE AND YOU'LL TRY MORE. 40tf IL CONDUIT BIEN Si BARQUE "He steers his boat well." Life Insurance ha. prevented many a man from going on to the rocks. Life, Limited Payment Life and Endowment Policies. 60th year. National Life Insurance Company, Montpeller, Vt. (Mutual). H.E.TAYLOR A SON, Coneral Asta. Crosby Block. Brattleboro. Vt CARL F.CAIN MERCHANT TAILOR, 117 Main Str.it INSANE PATIENTS ILLEGALLY HELD Important Decision by Vermont Supreme Court. CERTIFICATE NOT SUFFICIENT. Cloth M Button, ada tttf Committments Made Simply on State ment of Two Doctors Are IUegal Decision Upholds Contention Recent ly Made by State's Attorney Williams. As intimated bv the Reformer in its recent interviews with State's Attorney Charles H. Williams of Bellows Falls concerning the committments of state patients to the Brattleboro Re- treflt. thn snnreniA pnnrr. nf Vermnnt in a decision handed down by Judge Wat son at Montpelier Tuesday upholds the contention mnile liv TVfr Williams that the committing of patients upon simply the statement of two physicians is illegal. For over two years it has been known among the legal fraternity of the state that, committments were beinff made contrary to law but until a law could be framed to remedy the matter no attempt was made to make a test case. Though there will nrohablv be no attempfe made to liberate any great number or inmates at tne two institutions at Waterbury and Brattleboro it is liknlv tiiaf mnrn tlmn nnp. "nRYt friend or relative." of persons confined in such institutions will take an appeal from such committments as have been made upon the certificate of two phy- oi.inno 11 n ilni. flia lotir Q nil lianlQnil a writ of habeas corpus for the release or menus or Teiauves. .juuge 01 jrro-bate A. F. Schwenk says that his court has never received a petition for a .piry trial as permitted under tne act 01 1908. T f l.. 1.,,. rt AAximUfnimifu Jll LIIIT CfinC UJl XllLUlO lull, Lilian L.i made to the Retreat from this county the states attorney will probably insist through his rights under the law to mills uy jni. wit-'ic iic iiciis naauu m believe 'that 'persons to be committed are not insane nmler the definition of the statute. Mr. Williams has been decidedly outspoken during the past f, ,.,,.,,,.,i;.,.r Vio anninilttillK nf lew nri;n!) Atctii.iii nil i.uiuiiutiiun i- persons simply upon the certificate of two pnysiciaiis ana 11 win ue leim-in- Urtvol '.,ulrrtl thn eniirviKnr to mnkp special observations in certain cases. It becomes apparent by the decision handed down by Judge Watson Tuesday that Mr. Williams or any "next friend or relative" mav take an appeal from the decision of the probate court in the cases which the state's attorney interested himself some weeks ago. Dr. George 8. Foster of Putney, a member i. iL ..i. jil uiMinmaiirs Inr OX tilt' Blil'.O III I CI I U tba . imfn trdd , f-niet rewter some weei8 ago Tuai tiwrau inufv-m eases were no business of a newspaper j iu 1. ... niViink olofao ' Yilainlv uewpiLe I 'I' law nuii,u " 1 I .- that any "friend" mav take an appeal in sucn cases iroiii mr uin-i '" probate court. According to the decision of Judge Watson Tuesday, fully TOO inmates of ii.. : n.rl.,,.. of Wol ovlnirv me siate mniiuu ustuiiii .- and at the Brattleboro Retreat have been committed illegally, as me suweme l,l.lo tlml 1, l;iw under -which tuiut inini.1 vi ..... - committments were made was detec tive. ... . ; Although the committments or an oi nni:nnf. of W'ofnrhnrv and llO- ward of 250 at the Retreat are void further legal proceedings will be nec-ossnrv hefnre snv natipnt not cured can be set at liberty'. Many claims have teen mane ubi cym-ii -.... iii,ol mil rather than Illll-tllieins line in. u "y - have extended litigation follow', the asylum authorities have occasionally released persons when habeas corpus proceedings have been instituted without contesting the case. Last year the state legislature passed a law in an attempt to meet some ot the obiections made against the com- ... . mi . l . nAi-i.lad Thar mittments. ine new iw iu' ....xtinaoiT1 tn he insane shall have the right of a trial by jury. ... . . i hhmM tint hp rne new law. num-v-, .' -- j t f;,.o ami thprpfnre did not directly affect those already in the asy- J i l l :..lf..i.n nqra the llims. Hie last irflinmiun.- state the right to collect from anv estate in which a patient is interested for the purpose of providing for maintenance of the patient while under the Under this provision proceedings were instituted bv the state to collect, monev for the support of Mrs. Lydia Anna Allen of Johnson, who was committed on Oct. 17, 1906. The husband of Mrs. Allen, who is well-to-do ob.iectetl on the ground that his wife had not been committed legally, inasmuch that the woman had no notice of her committment and was deprived of the right or Altenlirought a petition for a writ of habeas corpus in an attempt to have his wife returned to her home. The petition was made a test case and finally reached the supreme court. The court in its decision held that the certificate of committment in the Allen case was void, as the law did not give a person supposed to be insane a right to be heard. The law provided that two doctors by signing, a committment stating that a person is insane could send the patient to an asy- 'UThere is a provision, however, that the probate court shall grant a hearing to determine if property owned by the person can be used, to defray his or her expenses while in the state s CaThe court ordered Mrs. Allen to be placed in the care of the superintendent of the insane for 30 days from Tuesday until further legal proceedings can be' taken. If the state takes no action during this period Mrs. Allen is to be discharged. The decision leaves a. wav open for similar proceedings by the relatives of more than 700 persons confined in the state asylum at Waterbury and in the Brattleboro Retreat. The supreme court's decision is based upon sees. 37-6, 3717 and 3871. The court holds that all persons are entitled to be notified, and have a right to a hearing if desired. The court holds that doctors' certificates are simply prima facie evidence. . . L While the law is invalid, that court holds that it is effective in certain directions, and the decision does not mean a wholesale delivery of patients from the asylums. . All persons . will be considered legally committed at Waterbury, it is believed, until habeas corpus 'proceedings are brought and their release demanded The decision does not affect those persons who were committed to the asylum after the passage of the new law providing for hearings, by the last legislature, and will have no effect on future committments. Midway Show Closed. Upon 'complaint of C. D. Whitman of Fishers Island, N. Y., to John Clalvin, chairman of the board of selectmen, that a show of immoral character was being allowed to give exhibitions on the midway at the Valley fair, Mr. Galvin accompanied by Ernest J. Waterman, chairman of the board of bailiffs, visited the fair grounds last Friday morning and consulted with Secretary O. F. Benson and Superintendent W. A. Shumway. Mr. Galvin asked that the show given by the Oriental dancers be closed. Mr. Shumway in company with Messrs. Galvin and Waterman visited the show in question and Mr. Shumway explained to the manager of the show" that a complaint had been made that the exhibition of dancing was too suggestive and that it would have to stop. The manager signified his willingness to close and did so but later was inclined to the belief that lie had an action against the fair management inasmuch as he was not refunded any part of the amount he had paid for ground rental. However, he took no action though he and the woman in company with him in the enterprise insisted, that if they were not permitted to give exhibitions ' others with shows of a similar nature should not be allowed to do so. They threatened to make a complaint against the Arnold sisters who were giving a vaudeville and dancing show and the Arnolds rather than have any trouble which would necessitate their remaining over a day in town and missing their next stand closed their show. In his written complaint to the selectmen Mr. Whitman stated that the Oriental dan cers were appearing on the Valley fair grounds for the second time and stated emphatically that shows of such a nature were not desirable features of the fair. He is one of the advisory board of direc tors of the Valley Fair association. DOOLITTLE-EICE WEDDING. CRIMINAL DOCKET CLEARED. Divorce Cases Have Been Occupying Attention of County Court. County court has been busy this week istening to divorce eases and cleaning up the criminal docket. In the case of State vs. John Doyle of Brattleboro charged with attempting a felonious assault the espondent pleaded euiltv and was sen tenced by Judge Hall Tuesday to serve not less than six nor more than eight years at hard labor in the state prison at Windsor. Doyle was taken into custody at Hinsdale, X. H.. a tew weeks ano after leadinor Deo- uty Sheriff D. P. Thompson a hard chase. He was charged with attempting to assault a young girl by the name of Bliss in the lumber camp region of the town of Wind- lam. William II. Woods of Wilmington, with a criminal record, pleaded guilty to break ing and entering the forest and Stream club's quarters in that town. A sentence of not jess than three nor more than four years was imposed Tuesday by Judge Hall who took the opportunity to express the belief that such a sentence was of no value as -a deterrent in the case of Woods, who is a crook and a degenerate. He has served sentences of two years in the house of correction and two years and a half in the state prison for larceny. He was re leased from the latter institution Feb. 6 last. Three divorces were granted Tuesday for intolerable severity and refusal to support: Mabel Purchase from Arthur Purchase of lownshend. Grace M. Insraham from Merritt E. Ingraham of Brattleboro, Lilla B. Robinson fr.jrn. Ernest W. Robinson of Windham. - . . -. In tire MtRatf-Snow. alienation of affec tion case'a; verdict of $300 was returned for the plaintiff. The plaintiff moved for a close jail certificate and it was granted. The court ordered the ca.se it George H. Herrick vs. Milon 1. Pern- dismissed as no appearance was made for the plaintiff. The death of the plaintiff was suggested at the September term in 1906. An order was made at the April term this year that the plaintiff lave 30 days for administrator to prose cute or the case would be dismissed for want of prosecution. Clarke C. Fitts was the attorney ot record tor the planum and Gibson & Waterman for the defendant. In the Daniel Fisher will case, or Laura K. Johnson, Apt., vs. the Brattleboro Trust company, administrator, and Florence F. Howe the court ordered the appeal dismissed and the matter certified back to the probate court. Charles H. Williams has been appointed a special master in chancery to listen to arguments in the South Londonderry cases of Alexander Borland vs. Benjamin F. Millington. He will probably be designated by the court to listen to the counter suits brought by Mr. Millington. Dr. Borland claims: to have purchased the practice of Dr. Millington and asserts that the latter did not adhere to the terms of the sale. Last summer Judge Butler issued an order restraining Dr. Millington from practicing in South Londonderry upon petition of Dr. Borland. Divorces were granted Wednesday to Zetta M. Austin of South Londonderry from Ilenrv M. Austin for non-support; Carrie E. Moulton from Henry Moulton of East Dover for intolerable severity. The ease of J. V. and J. A. Lindsley of Dow-agiac, Mich., against C. I. Knapp was heard Wednesday by the court, being taken from the jury calendar by agreement. This is a suit for replevin of an automobile attached by Mr. Knapp as a court officer in behalf of Dr. E. R. Lynch. The court ordered that the plaintiff's brief be filed not later than Monday and the defendant is given until Thursday to present his brief. The plaintiff's reply must be filed not later than a week from tomorrow. Court will take a recess today until a week from Monday when chancery cases will be heard. It is expected that court will adjourn for the term two weeks from tomorrow. BARNEY MA6EE CAUGHT. Man Who Brutally Assaulted Aged Farmer Fined $50. Barney Magee of Dummerston, who when crazed with drink on May 4 brutally assaulted Francis H. Morse, 70, a respected farmer on Dummerston hill, was brought into municipal court in irons by Constable S. S. Washer of Guijford Wednesday morning and pleaded guilty before Judge E. W. Gibson to making the assault charged. Barney had lost those wild characteristics manifested in May and when taken into custody by Deputy Sheriff F. L. Wellman and Constable Washer Tuesday afternoon expressed a willingness to accompany the officers without any trouble. Judge Gibson imposed a fine of $50 and costs of $9.09 with the alternative sentence of 177 days at hard labor at Newfane. Magee was of the opinion that he could raise the amount assessed by the court and asked that he be sent to jail until he could make arrangements to meet the financial obligation imposed. The Guilford officers have been on the lookout for Barney since May 5 when he disappeared after assaulting Mr. Morse. Magee has been in this vicinity since he disappeared after receiving money due him from R. L. Frost. He is known to .have been in the immediate vicinity of Mr. Morse's farm several times during the summer, but each time-that a search was made for him he disappeared. He was found Tuesday afternoon at the home of Charles Wells in Guilford where he has been at work for a short time. Magee claims that Mr. Wells owes him $20 and says that he intends to raise the difference and pay his fine. Magee has been seen in Brookline during the summer. He was taken to Newfane Wednesday morning. Man Who Has Been Under Two Guard-ianships Takes Woman of His Choice. It has just been made public that Gers-hon R. Rice and Miss Minnie E. Doolittle were married Aug. 7 at New London, Conn., by Justice Reuben Lord. Since that time Mr. and Mrs. Rice have been quietly living together at 1 Western avenue and only the very nearest relatives and closest friends were acquainted with the facts. Considerable interest is attached to the marriage owing to the fact that Mr. Rice, who is 71 years old and possessed of considerable property, has been under guardianship since the last of March, previous to which time he took out a marriage hcense in Brattleboro to marry Miss Doo-httle, but his son, Albert R. Rice, at once brougnt suit against his father charging him with being incapable of conducting his OWn aftuirs anrl aahinrr tl. ,uf. " .t ....... ,6 c piuurtLt; court to appoint a guardian for him. The trial . a uuuy contested, there being a large number of witnesses examined on both Sides, anil lastpH fnr a lir. t ai i I ., i "iftc pan, ui tiiree days, at the close of which Judge A F. Schwenk ordered a guardian appointed over Mr Kirn nnH tVio Wrafflk T i. -. ....... v.... umiwcum J.1USI, company assumed the responsibility. Mr. w.c ajipeaieu to tne county court and the case was to have been tried at the September term, just passed, but for some reason was put over. Mr. Rice, who is almost totally deaf, Claims that lite Hnn Alkof n1;.on AJ ... , ... jinr,itr,ient:illt;u on a previous occasion when Mr. Rice suugiic to settle up the estate of his wife by a former marriage, and because of this misrepresentation Mr. Rice submitted at that time to having a guardianship appointed over him and Albert R. Rice and Frank h Barber were at that time appointed as guardians. As soon, however, as Mr. Rice become fully acquainted with the true condition of affairs and found that he was not able to conduct his own business ex actly as he wished he applied to have the guardianship removed, which was done December 26, 1908. The guardians then asserted that Mr. Rice was capable of taking care of himself and of his property and was no longer in need of a guardian. Nothing more was thought or heard of the matter until the application was made for a marriage license on March 10 last. Mr. Rice has been firm in his determination to make Miss Doolittle his wife and they are now receiving the congratulations of their many friends on his accomplishment. Wrights Finish Public Flights. The Wright brothers have added to their laurel. Sunday, with Germany's crown prince as a passenger, Orville at Potsdam, Germany, rose 16U0 feet, much the highest flight ever made. The crown prince kept urging him up higher. At New York Monday Wilbur made a sensational flight from Governor's island to Grant's tomb and back, covering over 20 miles in 33 minutes. It was viewed by millions of people, and business was practically suspended meanwhile. Mr. Wright was prevented from attempting a longer flight by an accident to his motor. He announced that henceforth he and his brother would attend to the exploitation of their aeroplane and would not make any more show flights. He said a more perfect motor is essential to complete success. The international balloon race for the Gordon Bennett cup, which started from Zurich. Switz.. has been won by Edgar W. Mix, the American aeronaut, of Columbus O., who will take the cup back to the United States. Mr. Mix landed to the north of Warsaw, in Russian Poland, at 3 a. m. Tuesday. He has won with plenty of time to spare from Alfred LeBlanc, one of the French nilnts. hid pnmnaninn in fjio fif Louis race of 1967, who came down at lvuhin, .Hungary, -Monday ofternoon. William Randolph Hearst, once defeated for mayor of Xew York bv Georire R Me- Clellan, and later defeated by Charles E. Hughes for governor of the state, , was nominated for the mayoralty Tuesday night at a mass meeting of 4000 of his admirers at Cooper Union. This action was taken despite his authoritative statement that he would not candidate. Justice Gay-nor has been named for the mavoraltv hv Tamany while Otto Bannard is the repub lican siunuara-Dearer. i TWllo,- Tii.nl- fl. ;.,f i .""'".i ..ii. i. mi; ii milium dim composer, died at the home of his son in West Orange, X. J.. Tuesday. His death was sudden. He had just returned from a two years' absence in Europe. He retired from all but the oratorio work and composition in 1902. Two sons, a widow and a daughter survive him. Profit in Apple Growing. A man who thinks of going into the business of raising fruit should not be deterred by a fear that production may soon overtake demand. Territory in which apples are grown profitably for the market is limited. The older states appear not to be able to grow apples profitably. Possibly they do not center their energies on the business sufficiently. Possibly they grow apples as a side line, neglect the trees and so fail to succeed. Even New York state growers have been complaining that they do not succeed as do the growers of the Pacific Northwest. Strange that growers so close to the best market should not make a success of their business. Apple growers of Washington are making a success. This can be fully demonstrated to anybody interested in the subject. The "demand for Washington apples is greater every year, too, and it will increase, for the American taste for apples is hardly half satisfied as yet. The dealers realize that they have not developed the markets as they can be developed when there are more apples. A good many people who like apples are unable to buy them because apples are not on the market. Besides, the taste for apples is growing. The man who would grow apples need have no fear that y the time his trees are at the producing age there will be so many apples in the country that he cannot make a profit. Tacoma Ledger. Taft and His Appointments. I rather expect to see the president continue to display independence. Some of us hear that he does not like the way senators and representatives are "hogging" the census employees. The new cpnsnn law iron Irnno . ' . ' , JVM LIU I. , vides that the census supervisors snail be appointed by the president and con- 1maJ I. .. I I. . T ' II ., iniiii-u uy mo seiime. nveii, tne senators and representatives have made haste to file with the director of the census, Mr. Durand, their recommendations for supervisors.. Undoubtedly some of the senators have planned to crpr. nnliticnl Konnfifa nut f fk- business. Now, I understand the presiueni intends to scan all these recommendations closely, and unless he is certain that the men recommended are capable he will refuse to appoint them. The republicans of the South are making an awful "holler" hocniIHA Via infanila f n Bnnn:n v. iuiiu. in niuuiuu many democratic supervisors down lucre, jdui, ne is ngnt. tie reels that tne best material in the South is in the democratic party, and he wants the census to be taken with as much care in the Southern states as in the North. Yes, he has a whole lot of people guessing. A Senator to Boston Transcript Reporter.
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