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Tiffi BURLINGTON FREE PItESS AND TBTES; TT7URSDAY, JANUARY IB, 19ia
Members of Upper House Feel
That They Passed Bill
NOT SATISFIED ON OFFSETS
They Also Consider Provisions
in Regard to Taxation of
Montpellcr, Jnn. l;t. VVnon the General
Assembly got together this evening tho
S nate huddcclded that therewero sovcral
defects In the tux bill passed by It Inst
1'rldny Mr. Harbor moved that the bill
he recalled from the House and when It
was returned, on Ills motion, It was or
dered to lie. The bill was passed In n
h .rry last week, and the senators did not
tale the time to examine the matter as
carefully as they now wish, It was do
tided that tho provisions In regard to off
sets and In relation to the taxation ot
certain corporations were defective and
kmc time will bo required for considera
tion before the Senate Is ready to send
tho bill back to tho House.
The bill requiring? railroads to Issue in
terchangeable mileage tickets had been
ordered to a third reading In tho Senate,
but Mr. Hanlcy, general passenger agent
ot the Central Vermont, and Mr. Bryant,
who holds a similar position on tho Hut
land road, wero desirous of being hore,
po the bill was recommitted to the com
mittee that they might have the oppor
tunity thoy desired.
Three bills were Introduced In each
Tho bill granting municipal suffrage to
women, Introduced In tho House Inst
week, has been made a special order for
Tuesday morning at 10:S0. Tho bill au
thorizing repairs on the Chittenden coun
ty courthouse was passed by the Senate.
H. 465, rclntlng to the disqualification of
randidales for election to the General As
sembly, was passed by the deciding vote
of the lieutenant-governor. The peculiar
thing about this bill Is that the vote on
Its passage In the House was a tie and
It wa.s passed through that body by
the deciding vote of the speaker.
The bill to regulate the sale and dis
tribution of electrical energy, which has
twice been ordered to lie In tho Senate,
was again ordered to lie on motion of
Jlr. Batehelder. A reeent supreme court
decision has some bearing on this meas
ure and It Is not considered desirable to
take action upon it until there has been
time for study and consideration of this
Among the bills introduced in the Senate
was one from the committee on municipal
corporations authorising the city of Bur
lington to enlarge and extend its munl
Iclpal electric plant.
On account of the illness of J. E.
Cushman, the commissioner of State
taxes, a bill was Intro luced by Mr.
Barling of Orange extending the time
for the commissioner to notify rail
road corporations of certain apprais
als. The mattor Is all prepared and
ready to bo sent out but this cannot
ho done until Mr. Cushman recovers
from his Illness, which Is expected to
bo within a few days.
A bill to amend tho city charter of
Montpellpr was Introduced In the
House this evonlng. This, with sev
eral charters or charter amendments,
had been held up by the committee on
revision of bills, awaiting the re
sponse of tho supremo court to tho
question of the Governor, whether
the public service commission had au
thority to pass upon proposals of
amendment to municipal charters. Tho
fact that this bill had been introduce!
in the Houso Indicates that the de
cision of tho court Is against this au
thority of the commission. Nearly 50
bills of a similar nature havo beon
hold up by tho commltteo awaiting
this decision, and It is thought that
they will be introduced within a day
OFFICIAL RECORD OF THE DAY
The Senate was called to order by the
lieutenant-governor and devotional ex
ercises were conducted by A. V. Hewitt,
the representative from I'lalntleld.
On motion of Mr. Laird tho House was
required to return to tho Senate II. 371,
relating to the taxation of personal prop
erty, and on motion of Mr. Barber the
voto passing the bill was reconsidered and
the hill wr-s ordered to He.
BEAD THIHD TIM 13 AND PASS 13 D
S. W. Relating to convictions for in
toxication S ICO. To permit the public service com-
mission to establish mileage.
PASSED IN CONCURRENCE,
II 2M1.- Authorizing repairs, on Chltten-
d n roun'y courthouse.
II. 331. Relating to board of library
II. 371 Amending charter of E. & T.
Fairbanks & Co.
11. I.M. To regulate the operating of
U. l.'il Itc'atlng to disqualification of
candidates for election to the General As-
H, 4(14, To Incorporate the Green's
Corners Cemetery association.
S. US, Relating to interchangeable
ORDERED TO MR.
II 190. Relating to a municipal
rourt In Caledonia county.
S, 177- To reguato thn sale and dls
trlbutlon of electrical energy. Further
nrdorod to lie till Thursday afternoon
an motion of Mr. Batcholdor,
THIRD READING ORDERED.
S. 193, Relating to Issues of bonds
by cities and villages,
P. 194. Relating to sale of morphine
md narcotic drugs.
S. 196. Rolntlng to charter of tho
village of Bruttloboro.
S. 19B, From committee on muni
clpal corporations, authorizing Bur
lington to enlarge Its oloctrlcal plant,
Prdcrcd to to Ho and be printed.
S. 197. By Mr. Pollard, relating to hours
of labor on railroads. To committee on
Immigration and lnbor.
R. 198. By Mr. Dorllnfr of Ornngo, to
extend time for performance of duties
by commissioner of taxes. Panned under
suspension of rules.
On motion of Mr. Elliott, the Benato
at 9:32 ndjourncd.
APPROVED HY THE GOVERNOR.
S. 82. An net to amend section 6151 of
the public Btatutos relating to the bank
commissioner and to prescribe his duties.
S. 126, An net to amend sections 1 and
3 of No. 308 of the act of 1P0R, entitled
"An act to Incorporate the Otter Crcok
Electric Railway company."
S. 156. An net to amend section 5107 of
the public statutes, and relating to bnl
lots on the license question.
Joint resolution relating to consolida
tion of customs districts of Burlington
Tho Houso was called to order by the
speaker. Devotional exercises were con
ducted by tho chaplain.
By Mr. Foote of Cornwall, granting the
use. of the hall of tha House of Rep
resentatives on tho occasion of the un
veiling of an oil painting of Col. Albert
Clarke on (he evening of January 22, 1913.
Adopted on the part of the Houso.
Mr. Weaks said he belloved that every
gentleman In tho Legislature desires the
passage of a safety tax low, and movd
a suspon8ton of the rules whereby It or
dered House bill 371, an act to regulate
th taxation of personal property and to
establish a uniform rate on certain classes
thereof, a special order for Wednesday
nfternoon and that the same bo returned
to the custody of the Senato, and It
was so voted.
H. 465. By Mr. Plumloy of Northfleld,
by request, relating to tho powers of
selectmen over highways. (Towns so vot
ing may omit to olect a road commis
sioner, and may direct selectmen to take
chargo of town highways and perform
dutlss devolving on tha road commis
sioner.) To committee on highways and
II, 4S7 By committee on manufactur
ers, substitute for 11. 329, an act to regu
late tho practice of land surveying and
for tho protection of owners of farm and
tlmborlands. (Shall give to adjoining
owners at least six days' notice In writ
ing when boundary lines or corners there
of are to bo surveyed or retraced; If
made without co-operation or agreement
of such ownors, shall within 30 days
thereafter Inform owner or agent In
writing, and furnish correct record of
surveyor's work; penalty for neglect $100.
Surveyor to record work In town clerk's
ofllco within 30 days; penalty for neglect,
not more than I2i.) Read twice and under
the rules ordered to He and bo printed.
THIRD READING ORDERED.
H. 477 Relating to the powers of fire
district No. 1 In Dorset.
H. 478 To pay J. G. Mann the sum
II. 44 Relating to the toxatlon of
steam-boat and transportation compan
ies. H. 4S5 Amending tho charter of the
Bellows Fnlls Canal company.
ORDERED TO LIE.
H. 4S1. Relating to poll taxes and the
right of municipal suffrngo. Ordered to
He and mode a special order for to-mor
row morning at 10:30 o'clock.
THIRD READING ORD13RED.
H. 479. Relating to the salary of the sec
retary of state.
H, 40. Granting certain powers to the
village of Johnson and Johnson fire dis
trict, No. 1.
H. 483. Relating to expenditures of
SENATE BILLS REFERRED.
S, 191 Appropriating n certain sum for
the erection of a barn and for othor pur
poses nt the State prison. To committee
ORDERED TO LIE.
II, 411. To prevent the pollution of
waters of this State.
Mr. Hapgood of Peru, rising to a ques
tion of personal privilege, denied that he
attempted to catch tho house In a trap on
Saturday morning by raising tho point of
H. 488 By Mr. Callahan of Mont
pellcr, an act to amend tho chartor of
the city of Montpellcr. To committee
on municipal corporations.
On motion of Mr. Blanchard of West
Windsor, the House adjourned at 9:12
SIGNED BV THE GOVERNOR.
II. 106 An act to amend section 9
of No. 180 of tho acts of 1882 relating
to the Rutland and Tidewater Rail
H. 147 An act to amend section
3,300 of the public statutes, relating
to marriage licenses.
H. 1S4 An act to amend section
5,040 of the public statutes, relating
to damage done to sheep by dogs.
II. 210 An act to appropriate a cer
tain sum for the proper celebration
by the State of Vermont of tho BOth
anniversary of the battle of Gettys
burg, H. 227. An act to amend No. 313 of
tho actR of 1910, entitled "An act to
amend the charter of tho village of
Morrlsvllle and In addition thereto.'
II, 24.'i. An act to amend section
6,450 of the public statutes, relating
to fees of health officers.
II. 250. An act to amend sections
4,955 and 4,980 of the public stntutos,
relating to sales of concentrated cin
merclal feeding stuffs.
H, 294. An act to provide for uni
form standard provisions in health
and accident policies.
H. 361. An act to amend section
356 of tho public Btatutos, as amended
by No. 14 of the acts of 1908, and sec
tion one of No. 20 of tho acts of 1910,
relating to town forest flro wardens
H, 380. An act relating to tne heat
ing and ventilation of factories.
H. 387. An act authorizing towns
to appropriate money for the main
tenance of Incorporated cemetery as
soclatlons. II, 396. -An act to amend section 1714
of the public statutes as amended by
No. 122 of the acts of 1910, relating to the
duties of the supervisors of the Insane,
II, 401, An act to Incorporate the
Charles Cooper Industrial school,
H, 24. An act to pay the towns of
Sheldon, Troy, Pownnl and Bt. Albans
the sums therein named.
H. 436. An art to amend section 3313
of the public statutes, relating to burial
II, 446 An act to Incorporate the North
field Hospital association
II, 400. An act to extend the authority
and Jurisdiction of the State hlgnway
Joint resolution relating to the con
solidating of certain commissions.
Joint resolution relating to plans and
specifications for a proposed building for
certain S'.ate purposes,
LONGEVITY OF THE EXECUTOR
Will your oxeoutor survive long enough to carry out
the provisions of your will? That Is a question, If ho Is
an individual. Thoro la no doubt nbout it, If tho Chit
tenden County Trust company Is nnmod as your exe
cutor, becnuso its charter Is porpotunl and It will faith
fully execute every duty. Consult us freely.
Chittenden County Trust Co., 114 Church Si.
ARCHBALD FOUND GUILTY
AND STRIPPED OF OFFICE
Judge Forever Disqualified from Positions of
Public Honor or Public Trust by Decision of
the United States Senate.
Washington, Jan. 18. Robert W. Arch
bald of Soranton, Pa., for 29 years an
occupant of Judicial positions upon the
Pennsylvania State bench, the federal
dlatrict bench and tho United States com
merco court, wa to-day adjudged guilty
by the United States Senate of "high
crimes and misdemeanors," was stripped
of his office, and forever disqualified
from holding positions of public honor
or public trust.
The conviction and Judgment came as
the conclusion of the Impeachment trial
that has been pending In the Senate since
last summer on charges that Judge Arch
bald had been guilty of misconduct and
misbehavior as a Judge, and that ho had
corruptly used his Judicial power to fur
ther tho private Interests of himself and
his frlende, In tho acquisition of coal land
properties in Pennsylvania.
Upon five of the 13 separate charges
brought against him by the House of
Representatives. Judge Archhald was
found guilty. Upon the other eight the
Senate voted him not guilty, tho major
ity In some cases being against him,
but falling of the two-thirds majority
necessary for conviction. Any one of tho
five verdicts of guilty was enough to
hrlng about the punishment Imposed upon
CONVICTION ON FIRST COUNT.
Tho end of tho long fought struggle In
the Senate came early In the afternoon,
when the vote was taken on tho first
article of Impeachment. With gallery
doors locked to prevent the movement
of spectators and an unaccustomed hush
prevailing throughout the chamber, sena
tors rose In their places as their names
were called and pronounced the word
"guilty" In almost Inaudible tones. Tho
voto on the first charge, that Judge Arch
ibald had corruptly Influenced offlclals
of the Erie railroad to sell him the
Katydid culm dump at Scranton, resulted
In his conviction, by a vote of OS to 5.
In a little commltteo room off the
gallery floor, hohlnd a guarded door,
Judge Archibald, his wife and his son,
Hugh, sat throughout the afternoon as
the Senate voted upon the charges against
him. The first vote of conviction was
carried to him by his son from the
gallery. After sentence had been Imposed
upon him Judge Archbald and his family
left the capltol, to go at unco to the fam
ily home at Scranton.
"I have always known that 1 have
done no wrong, and the vote of no one
makes It otherwise," was his only com
ment upon the Senate's action.
SENTENCE BY MR. BACON.
Sentence was Imposed by Senator Bacon
of Georgia, the presiding officer, oftor
the Senate had by a vote of : to 34
uphold o resolution offered by Senator
O'Oornian of New Yoik authorizing the
full penalty provldrd by the constitution.
"Tile Senate therefore do order and de
cree. ' said Senator Bacon, "and It Is
hereby adjudged, that the respondent,
Itohert V. Archbald, clrrult Judge for
the United States for the third Judicial
circuit and designated to serve In the com
merce court, be and ho is hereby removed
from office, and that he be and Is hereby
forever disqualified to hold and enjoy any
office of honor, trust or profit under
the United States."
Of the 10 men who have been Impeach
ed before the Senate since the organiza
tion of the government. Judge Archbald
is the third to be convicted, and the
only convicted who appeared to make a
personal defenso against the charges
brought by the Houso of Representatives.
Voting on the charges began as soon
as tho Impeachment rourt hnd been re
organized at ono o'clock. On each of the
articles Senator Bacon, after the secre
tary had read the charge to the Senate,
put the formal question:
"Senators, how say you. Is the respond
ent, Robert W. Archbald, guilty or not
guilty as charged in this article?"
As the roll call proceeded, replies of
"guilty" came from all parts of the
chamber. Robert W. Archbald, Jr., who
sat with his father' counsul on the flour
of the Senate, exhibited great feeling as
It became apparent that the voto was
overwhelmingly for conviction.
The first article charged that Judg
Archbald had gone to the ofllclals of the
Erie railroad, while that road had a suit
pending In the commerce couit and had
corruptly Influenced them to agree to
give him a favorable option on the Katy
did culm dump, owned In part by tho
Erie's subsidiary company, the Hillside
Coal & Iron company,
Tho second charge was not sustained,
tho vote against Judgo Archbald, 46 to 25,
being two short of the necessary two
thirds. On tho third charge, Involving
tho use of influence with the Lohlgh Val
ley railroad to force It to relinquish a
lease on "Packer No. 3," a coal property
which Judge Archbald wanted to secure,
thn accused Jurist wns convicted by a
vote of 60 to 11. Senators Hrandegee,
Clark of Wyoming, Crane, Smoot, Ste
phenson and Thornton, who had voted
"guilty" on the first article, voted "not
guilty" on this charge.
GUILTY ON FOURTH COUNT.
Another verdict of "guilty" come on
the fourth charge that Judge Arch
bald had wrongfully written to Helm
Bruce, an attorney for the LouIbvIUc
& Nashville railroad, to secure his as
sistance In preparing a decision In a
caso then before tho commerce court.
The vote on this charge was 52 to 20.
Additional Senators who voted "not
guilty" on this charge were: Burton,
Gullom, Dupont, Galllnger, Llppltt,
McCumber, Root, Suthorland, Swan
son, Wnrren and Wctmore; while
Senator Thornton voted "guilty,"
On the fifth charge, that ho had
corruptly Influonced officials of the
Reading railroad to grant a coal land
leaso to Frederick Wnrnke and had
rocclvod compensation for this service,
Judgo Archbald received the support
of but ilx senatora; Burnhain, Catron,
Clark of Wyoming, Oliver, Paynter
nnd Penrose. He was convicted 06 to
6 on this article.
On the last article of Impeachment
alleging that Judge Archbald had
sought credit from attorneys nnd
llt'gnnts before him and had carried
on a general business In coal land
speculation, many senators asked to
be excused from voting, declaring the
charges wore so general they could
not conscientiously voto either way.
The final vote resulted In conviction
on this artlco also, 42 to 20.
Judge Archbald received majorities in
his favor on seven of tho charges against
him, besides the acquittal on tho second
article, where tho two-thirds voto against
him was not obtained. On the charge that
he had wrongfully accepted a purse of
1600 raised among Scranton attorneys the
vote was C5 "not guilty" and one "guilty."
the single vote being cast by Senator
Aahurst of Arizona.
MANY 8ENATOR8 ARE EXCUSED.
Many senators asked to bo excused
from voting on certain charges, because
they did not believe the Senate had au
thority to take up acts committed by Judge
Archbald bofore ho was appointed to the
commerce court; or because they believed
the acts that might be characterized as
"misbehavior" were not such as to con
stitute "high crimes and misdemeanors,"
Involving the cxtremo penalty of the con
stitution. Senator Root In a statement filed dur
ing the voting In which Senator Lodge
of Massachusetts, partly concurred, s.ild:
"I have voted that tho respondent is
guilty under articles 1, 2, 3, 5, 6 and 13.
because I find that he used the power and
Influence of his office as Judge ot the court
of commerce to secure '-vors of. money
value for himself and his friends from
railroad companies, some of which were
litigants In his court, and all of which
were under tho regulations of the Inter
state commerce commission, subject in
the review of the court of commerce.
"I consider this course of conduct
nnd each Instance of It to be a high
crimo and misdemeanor. I nave votej
not guilty upon th" other articles be
cause, while most of them Involved
Improper conduct, I do not consider
that the acts proved are high crimes
PROSECUTORS SILENT WITNESSES.
The legal fight before the Senatu
was In the hands of seven members
of the House of Representatives, as
the prosecutors, nnd Judge Archbald's
attorneys, who hud the personal ad
vice of Judgi- Archbald throughout
tho trial. The House managers and
I attorneys sat throughout the proeeel-
lngs to-day, silent witnesses to the
Senate decision of the case. Thoso
wno conducted the prosecution for the
House were Representatives Clayton
of Alabama, Sterling of Illinois. Floyd
j of Arkansas, Webb of North Carolina,
I Davis of West Virginia, Norrls of
! Nebraska, and Howland of Ohio, as
sisted by U'rlsley Brown of the de
partment of Justice who conducted
the first Investigation of Judge Arch
At the conclusion of the case to
day, Reprcf entatlve Clayton gave out
the following statement:
"To-da's result proves thn eftlcleney
of the process provided by the constitu
tion for the removal of unfaithful offi
cers and gives life and vitality to the
orderly method of Impeachment. It also
establishes beyond successful future dis
pute that the scope of Impeachment Is
not limited to criminal acts merely, but
Hint the clauM- fixing the tenure of fed
eral judges to during good bnhavlor has
a broader significance. In fact, means
Just what It says. The appointment of
federal judges by the President and their
continuation by the Senate Is the exercise
of a 'political' power and the unseating
of a Judge Is the exercise of n 'political'
power by the Sonato representing the
States nnd the people."
CASE STARTED IN 1912,
Thn Impeachment proceedings ngnlnst
Judge Archbald were started early In
1512 when complaint was mado to tho
Interstate commerce commission and
later to Attorney-Oeneral Wlekenjiam
nnd President Taft, that Judge Archbald
had been concerned In Influencing rail
roads to grant him certain favors In con
nection with coal land deals, and tho
settlements of cases Involving coal prop
erties. The House voted to Impeach Judge
Archhald July 7 and the Impeachment
wns laid before tho Senate July IB. The
trial did not begin, however, until De
THE FIRST GLEAM.
A woman went to the Orient and,
coming back, was caught trying to
smuggle In a lot of choice silks. She had
to pay duty and a fine. Then there
was talk of criminal action to follow
Her son-in-law called on the customs of
ficials. "Is It possible," he asked In n severe
tone, "after my mother-in-law has paid
tho duty on tho stuff and her fine, that
you contemplate criminal action?"
"We are considering It," the customs
official replied gravely.
"And If my mother-in-law were to b.i
convicted, ns she probably would be, she
would have to go to Jail?"
"I think so."
"Do you mean to tell me you tntend
to do this to a woinnn-n woman who
has already expiated her fault and ro
comprised the government?"
"I do. But look hero, old ch.lp, don't
take ihlv too hard. I've got to do my
duty, you lit'0"'' Don't feel so badly
"Badly!" shouted tho son-in-law. "Why
my dear lr. tills Is tho first gleam of
sunshine that has enUred my honio in
TRUTH OF ST0R1
James Says He Wrote Article for
Which Mylius Served
ASKS FOR FRIEND'S RELEASE
Would Apologize if He Did Not
Believe King Georgo Married
Miss Seymour as
Washington, Jan. 14. Elward H. James,
editor ot the Paris Liberator and an
American citizen, to-day pleaded boforo
Secretary Nagcl tho cause of Edward F.
Mylius, the Journalist, who Is threatened
with deportation from Ellis island, N. .,
becnuse he was convicted In london of
libeling King George V, In defense of
his friend, In whose Interest he crossed
the Atlantic, Mr, James told tho secrotnry
of commerce and labor that Mylius had
been convicted of a political offense and
not a crime Involving moral turpitude.
The special immigration board of In
quiry at Now York held that the criminal
libel of a King was n crimo involving
turpitude which, under tho immigration
motal tuipltudo which under the Immigra
tion laws, bars "an alien from entry to
Mr. Jnmes maintained that If there had
been nny offense It had been sedition
which was political, to which the Immi
gration laws offer no bar.
Mr. N.ngel promised to give a prompt
While Mr. James would not disclose
any of the details of his conference with
the cabinet minister, he freely discussed
the publication In the Liberator of the
alleged libelous story that King George
had contracted n morganatic marriage
with the daughter of Admiral Culme
Seymour in Malta. Mr. James wrote the
story and Mylius was convicted of crim
inal libel In connection with Its distribu
tion In London.
"I wrote It and I now affirm it,"
snld Mr. James tersely. '-I have
spent months In investigating it and
I am satisfied of its truth. If I did
not believe the marriage took place, I
would publish unhesitatingly a retire
tlon nnd apologize to King Oeorgi
and the then Miss Seymour."
Mr. James a Harvard graduatf.
nephew of the late Prof. William
Jnmes nnd of Henry James, the nove
list, said he had Interested Mylius In
republican propaganda and convinced
l)lm that England should bo a republic.
In this way, he added, Mylius had be
come connected with the Liberator,
devoted to republican principles.
.17 D STREET'S WEEKLY
VERMONT TRADE REPORT
Iteports to lir.idstii'ot's for the week
state labor is generally well employed
and tho ritall trade has been a little more
brisk paitleulaily in the sales of heavier
clothing as the cold weather has tended
to stimulate demand for soanonahle
wearing apparel. Dc-ilers In furs com
nifid on the slow business of December
but state past week's business has moved
that class of goods. Further reports lrom
the woolen mills In the state .say tho busi
ness done In 1912 was the best they havo
liar" for ten years and prospects for tho
future are dependable upon what Is don"
with the tarllf. Machine Interests uro
iainy well employed nnd the woodwork
ing shops state the demand has been bet
ter than was expected. In the Granite
trade the prospects for tho near future
are good, t)ie mild weather has enabled
manufacturers to opernto sheds at a good i
ad outage and hns been particularly bene
ficial to work on the nuarrlrs, which havo I
considerable business ahead. Paper mills
arc working full time and roports from i
oig.iu manufacturers ru encouraging.
The parcel post system appears to have
worked out so fur exceptionally well and
has been patrnnlzid as far as the state
is concerned in excess of what was antlci- ,
p.ited. The merchants have made use of 1
It in a large measure, their patronago
having hern large. The Incoming and out
going uctlpts compare well.
Among tho manufacturing Interests at
Burlington, labor is welt employed, and at
Wlnooskl additional help is being added.
Clearance sales have had tho principal
trade among tin; retail stores and sales
are reported i.irgo. Rutland reports
manufacturing plants are fully employed
and there appears to be considerable busi
ness ahead, Tho week's sales at the re
tall stores show some Improvement. St.
Albans reports tho sleighing of tho past
week has Improved retail trade. Labor
Is well employed and tho result of holiday
trade was better than was expected
It would be. Iteports from St. Johnsbury
speak well of existing conditions both
among the manufacturers nnd with tho
retail merchants. Montpellcr reports good
sleighing nnd that ictall trade has been
bellied by It. At the manufacturing plants
labor is well employed In nearly all lines.
At Bane tin granite plants nro well em
plojed for the season of the year, while
retail merchants report fnlrly good busi
ness. Collections are reported from fnlr
to good, Bellows Falls reports no ma
terial change in the general condition of
manufacturing Interests while trade at tho
stores appears fairly good, At Brattle
boro labor Is well employed, all who are
willing to work me given employment.
Merchants roport trade never better for
the period of tho year. Bennington mills
arc well employed and thn clearance, sales
that havo been held have been well pat
"There's a remarkable story about ft
cub reporter In this magazine," said tho
"What's remarkablo about It?" asked
"He falls ts show up the rest of tho
staff and doesn't scoop tho other papers,"
replied the Old Fogy.
"I feci very uneasy; It's pouring with
rain arjd my wife went out without an
"No doubt she'll taka refuge In a shop
"Yes; that's Just what's worrying mn
so." Pele Mele,
THE PEOPLE'S BANK; NO STOCKHOLDERS; OWNED
BY THE DEPOSITORS;
MANAGED IN THEIR
Snrplina held ns n gunrnn
tee fund innre limn $1,000,000.
Write for further Informa
tion. C. P. Smith,
Henry Oreene. Vlee-Presldrnt.
W. Terry, and Vice-President.
A81 Indications Now Point to a
Year of Continued Prosperity
Along all roiiiiiiercisil lines. Mnk-p yom- banking connncfions
such that you may devote all thoughts and energies to the de
tails of your business and bo reliever! of the anxiety attend
ing any uneeptainty regarding the capital that you may need
to properly conduct your business.
The Bmlmgtm Trisst 0o.9
otv ham, sat'.Mti: xoiiTii.
SAFETY 13 THE FIRST CONSIDER ATS ON
No money loaned at over 0 per cent.
Deposit your money in a strong mutual Savings Bank.
Place your valuable papers in a Safe Deposit Box they are
only $3,00 per year.
WSOOS&I SAVINGS BANK
Winooski, Vt. Organized 43 Years Ago.
Yen. Sixth door from the rorner In the "tVtnooskl llloek."
This bank ulll keep your n.oney safely nnd pay you TWO run Cn.T.
SEMI-ANNUALLY. Interest payable January 1st and July 1st. Wo solicit
a portion of your deposits. Cheeks or drafts can tc sent by mail
HOME SAVINGS BANK
Iliirllngrton, 1 1,
HOWARD NATIONAL BANK
Capital, $300,000, Surplus, $200,000
A general Banking: business transacted.
Foreign Exchange issued and remittances
made to all foreign countries.
Interest paid on time deposits.
Safe deposit boxes to rent.
K. i:. lluri;esN,
If. T. Ituttrr.
F. I- IliirKesx, President.
II. T. Ituttrr. Cnshler.
CITY TRUST COMPANY
Office with Howard National Bank
l P.. ItLlK.KSS, rresidenti
101. IAS I.YMAX. Vlee-I'relilri:t
II. T. ItllTTKIt. Trcnsureri
A. fi. WHITTKMOIin. Utorney nt !. t
W. P. lli;.M)i:i:, Treasurer IlurlliiKton Traction Co.i
I". II, l'AltKKIt, Mutineer llnrllncton Light nnd l'mvi r Co.
JOM1P1I S. FLINT, ut O. C. Tnjlnr & Co.
WIRELESS MEN 'PLAN TO REVISE
ARE CONVICTED! CUSTOMS MAP
Promoters Used Mails .to Obtain
.More Than $1,000,000 from
New York, Jan. 3. Cameron Spear,
Charles L. Vaughn nnd A. Frederick
Collins, who with Joseph li. Iteall have
been on trial In the federal court charged
with using the malls to defraud In the
promotion of a company to sell wireless
telephono nnd telegraph stock, wero
ound guilty to-night on all. live of the
counts In the Indictment, Ilcall was found
Tho government has hecn two years
completing tho caso against Spear nd
tho other defendants and securing the
conviction Indictments were found in the
summer of 1010, and on November 21 of
that year postofllco Inspectors raided the
nlllces of the Columbia Finance corpora
tion and tho C nntlni'titnl Wireless Tele
phono & Telegraph company here for
evidence. It wns not, however, until July
of 1312 that the Indictment was found upon
which the defendants wero tiled.
Collins claimed to have Invented a wire
less, telephone and had organized a com
pnny Ixnrlng his name which In 1C0T ho
got Spear to tlnance. Subsequently Spear
floated stook of the company, brought
about a merger of the Massle-Clnrk and
Pacific Coast Wireless Telegraph com
panies, forming the Continental Wire
less Telephone nnd Telegrnph company
whoso stock nlso was put on the mar
ket. According to figures of tho postofflce
Inspectors, tabulated after examination of
the books ceized In their raid, there,
was paid In by the public !15,000 for the
Collins Wlteless Telephono company
stock and Jlll.CKfl for stook for the Con
The serretnry of war has refused
permission to the city of Chicago to
Inrreaso the nmoilnt of water It Is al
lowed to tnko dally from Lake .Michi
gan on the grounds that to do so would
Thl !m tik Is n nuittinl Savings
Ilunk In which nil property
and profits belong to
llunlnes onn be trnnsneled by mail
ns well ns In person.
No money lonncd to nntr oftleer or
trustee of the llnnk.
F. W. Warn. Treasurer.
E. S. Ishnm, Afm'Mnnt Treasurer.
Four Per Cent. J
A. G. AVhlttcmore,
I51ln Lymnn, Ylec-I'rcsldent.
II. S. Weed. AiUtniit Cashier.
Interest Paid on Deposits I
Revolutionary Clianpte in Hound
nries of Districts -May Be
come Effective July 1.
Washington, Jan. 10. Tho plan of cus
toms reorganization comprising a revolt
tlonary change In tne boundaries of cus
toms districts, Is so closo to completlor
that within a month Secretary MacVeagi
of the treasury department expects U
submit the scheme to President Taft foi
approval. It becomes effective July i
Many of the senators and representative!
aro said to bo bitterly opposed to tho
plan of reorganization.
The plan contemplates the reduction of
the existing customs districts to U With
a few exceptions each State will consti
tute ono customs district. New York
California nnd Texas, howover, .ich wll.
have two or three districts, while several
ot the Interior States will be grouped Into
Congress stipulated that the treasurj
must fc.ive JTW.000 by the reorganization.
Tc accomplish this, It was stated, mi
only must the district boundary lines
be re-drawn, hut thoro must be a Mibstan
tlal reduction In the number of customs
employes now rcachlrvg s,(0".
The tt rm sub-port of entry will bt
nboltshed under the now scheme, All wll
bt poits of entry with headquarters 01
ptlnolpal port In each district Nono ot
tho ex sting ports will bo abandoned but
many of the useless sub-ports will be
K HIGH A MS.
"That wasn't a bail epigram on the
magistrate's part," said thu somewhat
"What did he say?" asked the pal
"Seven days," came tho reply,
"That ain't no epigram, Is It?"
"I'm sure It Is. I asked a parson oiv
what an epigram was, and he sa, It
a short sentence that bounds light, but
gives you plenty to think about ' Lon