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The Howard National BanklMUDBETT GUILTY
At My Command
When 1 put my money into the Bank it is still my
money. The Bank is simply my agent. Tt is my servant.
And it it; a Drained, expert and dependable servant. It is
in a safer place and more profitable, than in my pocket. It
is at my command.
iNo better bank than the Howard Bank. There are
larger ones but it is the largest commercial bank in Vermont.
it 18 hard to aave n0ne. . It is a good deal easier to jpand it.
ft ia hard lo do anything that moans arrenjth, character and
tfficiency. But after all, it is the people who faithfully do th'ese
lard things that amount to something in the world, and have the
Jiaxiirmm of ioy and satisfaction. Start n Savings Account and
kp.ep it up. it is worth much self-denial and your savings may
gb'o ou a home some day or open the door leading to ownership
f an independent business.
Put jour money in The City Trust Co.
The City Trust Company
HIS 6th BIRTHDAY
All Members of Immediate Fam
ily at White-House. McAdoo
Washington, Her. Pi ealilant Wil
son who enteied the 'hlt House at the
nsct of M. to-day clcbr.iied the tMtli anni
versary nf his birth, his last birthday
Vefore retiring to ihe life of a private
All ot the iiifitnhiTK of the President's
Immediate family, with the exception of
William O McAdoo, his son-in-law, spent
the day with him. Buslnef. engagements
prevented Mr. McAdoo coming to Wash-.
Inston. but Mr. McAdoo. Mr and Mrs.
Francis P.. Say;e. Mr. Wilson's aon-ln-j
law and daughter, and Miss Margaret
Alison, the third daughter, were present
for an informal birthday parly given by
Mr? Wilson for the President
Numerous mcs.iges of cnngratulatlnns
sere received at th 'While House during
the da includli one from King Oeorge
of Great Britain
Mr Wilson spent the day quietly and
with Mrs. Wilson entertained at lunch. on
Mis? Marjoile Brown, cousin of his first
wife, and hr fiance., Benjamin Hill of!
New York, whose wedding look plnce to -
niRni ni me nome or tne brtde. Mrs. ; nave rereivea anuitione to their or'glnal
Wilson, together with Mrs. McAdoo, Mrs. j sentences In the State prison at Windsor,
Ssre and Ms Wilson, attended lhAI Woodavd, four to six months; Clifton j
wedding. ' Nlblock, one to throe years; Joseph!
: Mftrnn,, three to eight months. Charlea '
Jail Had No "Boarders'
St Albans. Dec. .'G.-Sherlff C. P Cat-
lln was a very "lonesome" man Chrlat-
mas day because lie did not have anv of,
his "family" with him. The lasl one left j
Tuesday without even wishing him a
uiHioui even wisning mm a
Christmas. Con.-equently, Sheriff
could spr-nd the entire day with
i family and did not have to serva ;
dinners In his hoarders
This was the llrst time In years thai
(here was nol an Inmate of the franklin
county jail on Christmas da.
1HOIIT AM) II A. HI
Monei Is like men. The tighter It got
the louder It talks. Bridgeport Star.
Thomas Kdiaon, with all his Inventive
talents, has not been able to perfect so
simple a thing as a reliable remedy for a'
cold. Washington Star.
Apparently reformeis aie tryinK to
make the public remember the Sabbath
day. to keep It whollj according to theft
will. Norfolk Ylrglnlan-Pilol.
Thi. ... :-.
itr.nlnni. '!.. nn. .....
Vor rr aY, n,m-d
the Governor? Bennington Banner.
hat might he termed a successful , " cd A. Gardner of Windsor, who has
deer hunt was that of the Rwanr.ey, ' been engineer at the Slate prison for a
N. fi . man who killed' two deer with onei.veara, tins had only Iwo vacatlnus of two.
bullet. Brattleboro Keformer. weelta each In all that time. His SOfh bnth-j
'lay was honored the other days br X
"Speaking of spark plugs," lemaj-lutd I brother officers of thu prison.
the man on the car. "the ntrf-ffiahtoned I
one that could be driven with one hand
vess the beet." Toledo Blade
Ms.ss schueetls Is worrying about Hi
fact that she has m Stele Aong. 11 her
look over tbe songs of most of the other
.States, and she -.rill cesse to worry.
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
A Wsneas "dttor ! dvveloiilng a farm
W mile-, sqiiai-e. This .shows tha,t h" !
ererciiH of tlirifl s!f-diil. p!t.injl
energy :ud hiiutlosi a nmn n.y sxjiilr
a little prop'rtj In atmoot aaxr prrr
In a hHJlf dterMVertsJ prahlsloi In cliff
oseellins tr. Calorado wlct-cr baskcte wei
JVntn?. "fiWpO Witt, what apoabrvd ui bu
irrain. H.-ilias t': n ''ie, ve'bapv like
mirit) of tho farriers of thj neisrbtxis
hoeil to. day. -Pwila-leirhta HaoorM,
Kct !'pror V,,.l!ui intoilds) to giv
ai)i of K ehl!1r,n tir,. sa they cn
-.olleris Tnere are prms In places
re .iav hharrt if lWr.jr, in tho tnanr.er
rains J'nium non-msoneens nn en
ntr tit ht--stjni. i) r wcW Vifiaif Cltv )
De Vsvlera jays 'no B.tlah Midler h
a r'lpU to be In Iielajr.rt.'and rerhims
they would be as gla4 to be ouietdo as
t pa Vale-a htmself Wall Htieet Jour
aal Womn are not -worrying lost the right
qf awrvins nr. Juries he foseter denied
them, What they really fear Is that
mon wPl soon get to look upon Jury
duty si. a womsn'.i joh!"Hhe" In f.owell
Toe United .States Is ovar a million
homes behind what ohotttd have been ttst
natural bulMlnn programme of the lasr
few ycsia, That It why so nuny people
r.rn paying VO a month for a 515 toof and
r.lMng ft a honw. T)s Angelt Times.
"Rteir.c tike I simply can't be Mla
fle'J," said Plodding Pete. "Quit your Jo
again?" '"Yen. ft Rot on my iiurves."
What's tho troublo?" "The hours (jot
,r choi t that I'd no more than get In
lervited In my work- when the. whistle
Plow for qulttin' tlrne," Washington Star,
j THE STATE
flOMBKPUX FOR PnESlDNT-KMCCT
The homespun suit made for Vice-1'resldent-elect
Coolldge. during the elec
tlon campaign Is to be matched by suit
of hnnicspun for Pretldent-elect Harding.
The fabric t being noven on a loom
16.1 years old by Mrs. Laura A. .lackson
of Poston, on whose farms In Petrtel,
the wool wa clipped frooi nallv aheap.
Mrs, Jackson, notwithstanding- advatiend
years, nut (le wool lb rough every prorata
necessary for Its conversion Into ototh.
When llntalieil I Ha ffik.Jr . 1,. e
i heather color In a subdued shade.
OIVKS KXTP.A COMPKNSATIO.V
The Vermont Marble comptiny will pay ,
! rm compensation to nil who were In
us employ .lanuary U l!t20. and have re
malned In 'ts employ continuously to the
, end of tho year n stun equal to five per
cent of the amount of wages earned b).
j "ch from December I, 1919. to December
This extra pay will apply to about
I.OoO men, of whom I.TOO aie employed In
TP.ISO.'VRS GKT MO R K TIMK
For escaping from the Jurisdiction oti
lhe prinon authorities thn following men 1
Flynn. four to sir months: .losei.h rw
1 ture. five In elrht mnnthji.
PP.ISONKI'.S' CHUJSTMAS CKlKUI'.A
for the nisi time in the hlsiorv of thlder of "-.vear-old Amy Shonlo at Johnson
institution a f:hrlinin ..mtU, i last July 31. and II l expected .that the
institution a. Christmas BtiterUiniiient I " iwoieu nat mo
with ttee and gifts for the women inmnlee fat nf "l0 a"r"sei1 " 11 ,,t? '"""wn before
at the State prlBon. Windsor, was held last h!!,U,V' ,
P'lldav ewjiing. There are 11 womou theiel rhe )lolus" arguments In the case, re-
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danoe In tho assemblv hall, rrt.n.i. fr., i
the town also Joining In the celebration, j
Presents contributed by friends and so-
olrties were distributed. Satuiday morn-
ing the' mi, numbering IX, had movies, Por"1' ,hB "''ls'J- rt adjourned
enjoying 10 reela. Then a bi(f Christinas rM' !" i: o'clock so that couit oltl
dlnner was served, Including fiioasseed ' cl"ls C0l,l,J ",ch m'm" ,n tl,nB for,
chicken with cream gravy, v.getabfes '-'"'"'"
isJsed on the plaoe. biscuits, cranberry'
sauce, mashed potatoes, bread and butter, i "ya, 1 rK over n n-oua.T, .imtge moui
mince pie. squash, and aples. oranges. ' ,0" "Ornslng Ills regrets to the men
candy, nuts and rlgars. The candv, nntH-'",,a ' "'em tlinl the ealgencles of
and nkuoi. were contributed by friends of '" lrit m",, " ImPewlve lo keep them
thi, institution, .there until a cin and unhurried verdict I
1. . 'could be given. '
Seven prisoners at the Slate prison at'
Windaor vepra leleased last week In lime
In ,1 il,. l,r,ll.l,,..' . i u.
to speiui toe Holiday at home. Six men
i.iil nnu vrn,.,.,, .l.,.. ill, ..
ia" of fh'm ' '
, TWO VACATION'S IK YliARS I
STRAY BUU.ET HITS 8TOVK
A t-calibre rifle bullet went through the
ulildow a.) the
home of William BuBv
in Rutland the other day, and flattened
ltslf against a stove and fell the floor,
ft Is believed the tncJdeci was caused by
s csreleoe lioy shooting !n the nelerblior-1
rOVNV DFXS.D TN AUTO
Ijhl U KkniifthiiMl. n .. i -j
was frmno 4.ill In his' automohiU
fieito-we VaJJLs the other mornlne'. A pass
ing tsvrmir whose arcc-'lrg .tceived no
answer dlccovcr&a hlni.
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ItAVK OOI.DRX A. iiDDifVG I
The oltinii weddlu- .'c!.l;rntlon nt Mr,1"' changing them eo near th, Uqltda.y j
awl Hrw. A. H. Cuttlni,' i( P.utl.-itid was nieens that tbe Jury beora which Aithur!
fwrtstvlsd by a of their relall ves and Mudgetl, 37-yesr-old Uimbea-utan Is being
ftrleantjs, tike I r nine oh'l.lrcn being in the '"'led for thh muitler of Amy ,?bonto in
gett:eting. Johuaou last winiBier. will reinalti locked
' up over Christmas. ISot untn after Mow-
wtMiA.-N s KACHA.VUK HUCCKHflk'UI.
The venture of the Kellows Calls Worn i
change has proven popu'lsr. KvuvUiInt
broijpht In lo U sold ! aaid t v.ntah '
.MAI'.rtlKD CO YEARS '
Mr. and Mrs. Oilman Kstsbrook of nut-
land have, been married en years, their .
itnancrrary rlllnxr on Monday. Thst eve-1
mng their nnltiireii and
children honored them.
SMALL BOYS KOBflBRS
Cedlin Canstte, If and NaaoUon CtmH. .
of Jay anl Orlaana. hare
tfiln ... I V. . t.....l.l.. . . .
it. . j " ""."."I iicnooi to aend
. ". iiisir niinoniy. notn or
them havlnir conurUtted robber!. Canette
rooocq a rura free delivery mall box of
' two checks,
CrtT'8 RUIHJBTT tSO.uui
AporotM-iatVins ainoiintlng to spprosi
mateJy Mi.lW) hove been made by the
Rutland alder meu and hao been aoopled
by Mayor XJunn (Juts of Jl.OOO earh were
mado In the polica and fire dapartments,
TO CUT TH0NNINQTON WAG KB
Seventeen of the principal trnproylns
conrorna of Bennington have made n
nouncRinonl nf a rwluollon in wares. They
declaim manufacturing ooals must be
lowered If there t to be work th coming
year. There aro tJald to be practically
no orderH tii, the old prevailing prlrot ,
Given 30 to 35 Years at Windsor
for (.'nnsing Death of Amy
Hyde Pnvtc, Deo, 2". A venteuoa of
not v than .10 nor more than .15
ara at hard labor al tit Statt prison
at Windsor was given Arthur Muduotf,
lumberman, who wan found guilty of
roamliuiLi?' this afternoon ui l.a
mollis 001:11 tv court. In rauslni; tho
dOAth of Amy Hhoulo, last July TIib
jury was out l.i than four hours, hav
Inr reoel'.otl the case fit I l li . in.
ami filing btiok In at ;t 12 p. m. .Indue
Moulot' charge occupied about li.t1?
an hour fhl morning. Mudgot was In-1
dlitd for first dejrer murder
Immediately after Judge Sherman II. j
Moulton had pronounced the sentence, '
which lie did afler a three-quarf of .'
an hour confreii:e with ,1'iiUe U'ato
nan, coiinsol .for Mudgbtt met. The,,
are understood lo have decided to tnt
an appeal in the case, except'one hav-
Inr bicvtt noted
The court room wan nut croniKd,
only about 7i persons being prsstnt
when the Jm came In. 'Hie foreman
was Prsd Bo.vden of Cambridge. 1
MildBett, who has sat uumoveil I
throitBhout the triol of as briltiil and I
revolting n crime as has occurred In j
the. State In many yeais, did not lose.
b! romposuin when he heard the ver
dict !hls afternoon, lie did not betray '
an, particular emotion lhal he. may.
Via.e felt Ills three hrolheis and slater
were In the com I room Muilgetl'K
wife from whom lie has been living
apst for some years, wa. not In the
The crime ot which Mudgeti has been ,
found guilty Is the KlllltiK of Amy Shonlo. t
a Itlrl 1 year old, who had Indian blood '
In her veins. Her home was In Slotve, j
which she left about a year aso lo work
at the Johnson pants' factory, tloard
Inif at Mrs. Orin t'oster's, she. mel .Mud - I
Itett, who also lived there when not away i
doltiir odd Jobs, mostly lumbertuit. They
bacame intimate, lludgelt had nol lived j
with tils wlfo Tor seven years, but they I
have nol been divorced, .Mrs, MudBelt
living with her husband' lter In John
son and worlilnR at the factory whern J
tho slain plrl wotlted.
On 1ho ulRht of July 3) Aui Shonlo left
her boardfin place, madn s jiurohBc of
some gingham In a local sioro and thon
disappeared. Fiom then until Tuesday
afternoon. Auul .1. she was nol seen.
'Searching parties were organized the.
I Monday following, her disappearance, and
on Tuesday afternoon her dead body v
found on the cemetery hill In Johnson
An alitotisv flljarlnnod thn' in tltociil
operation had been altempted. and thai
than the young girl had been choked
and beaten to death. The authorities
caused It lo be given out that they were
proceeding under the assumption that the
case was one of suicide beennse of the
shame of impending motherhood.
Meanwhile n de'ective was called Into
, the ease MTut mi In vl lira t trtn nlilp.tv
riinillli.f -Thin i nun) trt In thaa a trout t?
ifudget t a few days later at a lumber
,.s mp aarfleld
f-I.OSfNCi UtC.fHtKNTK IN' MtlbOnT
' ' rSF'
,laa " ' .-Judgc anerman l..
Moulton will make his ohaiga to the Juryi
at 10:Vi o'clock to-hiorrow morning In the!
case ot State vs. Arthur Mudirott, 37-year-1
old lumberman who Is charged with mur-,
uniting fiom a particular bmts uiur- '
der-the cholelng to death of a mere girl
af,ar a" '"of1 operation had been l-
leinpled were made Friday, b Attorney
General Archibald for the State and David
Porter for the accused. Court adjourned
n "'f0'" nowev.r, bad to lemaiii in,
' PeifcOnsliilCH enleied Inrgely Into the
e.loelng arguments made Frlctsy tor Mud
gelt by Mr. Porter, who ridiculed Slate's
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ln1 - I willing to Beai lo an-
T'xie :Kiu i
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himself al the inquest because hn wast
rtiia.i irtn,i n I hiiM i.n.ih tii!r 'irttf.AV
btneelf was exhausted. He I old the Jury'
thai "No lanmollln county Jury should !
slaughter Ihe respondent simply beouusr
Dill Tisrujey shuls his eye-, and hae I
Attorney General ArchlbaUl tolilthejury ,
lhat it waa Iheie not only 1u the inUreata '
of Ihe leapondenl but al"o of the coin- '
mouwalth. He declared that the man
who had a. motive would have commit ted
ihe murder and Mudgett had that ruo-
tlve, he said. He declared the tetlinony(
of 'Mrs. Miller, who swoie she had seen ,
Amy Micuilo talking In a iu.ll
rhe village the nltftit she mel death, as j
lies, and said that It was obvious thnt ,
she had been coached, "if yos think J
ArU,,r ".lt IV let lilm so,
I but tb blood of Amy Shonlo cries out to
you to do your dut."
LOCK" UP JUItY OVTHl CHIvWimrAH
HydePnrk. Dec. ts -The IntaJvlsablUty
.day will tlie accused man know his fkle.
It ls expeflled that th U men will bo
lhu fl:. "l"1 U Moultoo felt as
though ha tfpuld be commlttlr.g grAv
rrr If be -.homo send the Jmry out so,
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i lose (o Chrlstma beivtuse of the pom I.
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the dellbetatK... that thy would under
Counsel tor the defense MuUhed Its r-
butta! at V):i$ this morning and at UM
o'clock Slate's Attorney Will E. Traoy
opened the arguments fcr the prosccu-
ICnn Tlie.hllt.r,int tint rollnl M da.. u t
imiimi.ri r.n 1 1.1 rAl In II.Iom... I h. u,t.Ta
Mr, Tracy made a very
plea, going into mlnule details regaidlnr
the evidence introduced In Ihe trial and
told iho Jury lhat they weie charged
with a grave responsibility, and that the
Hlate alao fell a great duly Jn that it
must protect human life. Heveral limes
ha was Interrupted by counsel for thn I
lespondent when he unintentionally
gatbled aome of the testimony ind he
was consldeisbly perturbed because of
He spent Iho first few minutes of his 1
plea In a defense of his own contradlc- 1
tory testimony given in the early pari
of Ihe trial and ridiculed the toutlmony
given by Fred Ober. n irranlte dealer of
Morrisvltle to the effect that he saw a
young1 woman answering Amy Ahonln's
description and a tall dark wonan with
a black capo standing on the ledge where
the body was later round On the evening
of July 31.
Attorney Waltor A. Diillon, senior
counsel for thn dnfetise, opened (he htbii
monts for the rcKpnndenl and In a calm
deliberate address told Ihe Jury thnt It
should return u verdict of acquittal for
Ills client. He also went Into consider
able detail nbout tho testimony nnd told
tlie Jury 11 should coiiHldnr tliiit tho evi
dence had been wholly circumstantial, i
In answering thfc criticisms of tin- Stato '
regarding the kind of evidence Introduced 1
h.v Iho defence ho sold that the juty
must rcmcnilior flint Ihi; burden lay oil
the Ntnte, and lhal thn lespondent could 1
sit uulot anil still the burden would be
on the Stato, '
Mrs. R, J. .Macomber of Johiison tes-
tlfled In t abuttal for the Stnte this
morning to knowing Mrs. Ili-ajlford and.
said that she remembered the flro that
burned them out seven or olsht years
aito, Mho Identified the bed which she i
hud c I Kit Mrs,
Utndtotd. Mrs. Idii'
Perry ot .lohnon testified tint she had
known Mrs, Bradford since I'Jl.'i, Asked
H sli bad 'lven a mettrcitH to Mrs.
llr.idford .she said she had not. bill that
Mr. Ur.wlford and .t boy had come to
her home nnd nol a load of foods
vhlfli she said she hnd not. but that
I'eroy MscOowoll. drtiRKlai of .Johnson,
testified thai Mr Marv ttradford pur
chased two ounces of solution of
bichloride of i..ercurv on August , md
t'uil ilra. Hiadfor.1 told him lhat the
corrosive sublln.ate was for vltliit rid
of ret) .'i t TTuberl Uiudfnrd. son of
Mr and .Mrs, Bradford,' dtuled that h '
knl Amy Khnr.ln, H fAld that on the
nlgTbt nf July "1 he went to the barber
shop and returned hori(ti about H.3n. Me
said his parents were In bed. He dented
lu.arlnir an, unices dnrlrii? the nlht
He lileiillflvd "lie bd ami mattress.,
Charles Htnciford. husband of Mrs.
Bradford, testlfted (bat he was at home'
July HI He Id v it 1 1 f tori the mattress asl
one. alveti to the family by Jlrs. Parker
Mrs. Meril-a Hill'kaf. draughter of Mr,'
and Mif Charles Bradroid. teslllled she
JllinW Amy by slgnt. She denied hearing
any sllrleking on the night of July :fl.
Harold Codding, manager of the motion
pic.luie show In Johnson, said he saw
ICrwIn Fletolier at the show the nlehl of
July .11 1
Mrs. 1,11a Whipple, bookkeeper at the
Johnson Woolen 'mill testified In the re-.
Initial of tho defense tlii morning, lhat
Mrs. tlradCord worked there In October. ,
IM9. Mis. nradford was leualled by the'
defense. She was asked If she went to bed
beforu dork on July 3 She snld she did..
Q "Haven't you told various witnesses!
that you wero away berj-ylng with the
minister and his wife on July 31"'
A. "I did not.'
This ended the defence's "rebultal at t
10:fiS ' 1
SEIZED BOOZEjlT $25,000
'relnhi Ciir nf .Xernp Pniier . Alxnil'
to He Pnsseil When (tmrlnl
.Sllielleil f.lqa.tr j
Ht Alb.ius. Dec. M Twenty-five bar
rels of Scotch whiskey were sel.ed Thurs
day by the local customs officials u a
southbound frelwht car which was billed
from Montreal. The liquor, had it been
received b. the cousignes and sold would
ha,v biought aboul JSJ.Wi.
As s tho custom when a freight train,
arrives In this city Ironi t'snnda. the
cars are given a thorough examination
by tho custom" oftlclala and If there is
any suspicion us to tbeh total rouiftni
(hey aie .set a-tlde and given a mole
thorough examination. Whether the
customs oltlclals received a tip Is nol
known, Kill thl car was set off two daya
previous to the seism's.
After nlvlng It a moie thorough ex
amlnntlon the O, K" marl, was about to
be placed on It, II said, w hen one of
the customs official mnelled IlquOr.
The contents of the car wa.s then taken
out nnd the 23 barrels were found which
contained from nm to 3S quarts of Scotoh
The?' contents or the ear. It Is under stood,
was scrap paper. It a aleo heard lhat
about $:'.Ki of the l,(ti was chani&giie.
tlfreil I'urmUr ITfrred to smj nt
Wli.dkm- ItRltMrr 'ttutil Accept (1r. ;
iuet's Ottrr j
.4uieitve4ier, Dec. 'JS. Alfred Oiinnler, I
who Iu.Ihii offered a pardon by Gov '
P. W. Clement, will not accept II. lie
waa aeut to the House of Correction last ,
nuniner from .Montpelier for uun-iupport
of his family nnd apparently hi likes Itr
Uik at the Institution better than with
his family lie lestated all of ihe per
suasive. poitM-a that the supoilrnoml.nl
of the Institution has been able In make
Thee will be no pardons given at this
tlino bevuiae of the Christinas saaaou,
althougti there are some persons whose
Hum expires now- so that they are being
lelfinstwl, Imt tho season haa nothing to
do wlrti It
W-rtiuvr at U'orsr tirauUv (... Il;a
JaetiMtu lnlrrr1 In Hie K. I..
Ueetliftli.1'. Dee ft A H.al ,nr.n,.ll.,
to about ,eXnnn has been closed in which
th Wstmore & Mor.ie gianlte company'
burn the Jaoksou Interests In Ihe K. u'
HmWb quaaty lu Ktili-e (own. This ql I
InchnJej H. Hojme.s Jackson ot Burling-1
ton and fi. Holllslor Jactrson of Bane,
Donald Bmith of the old company latslne,
Ills ltiteresls. H is one. of tbe largest
quarry dl(. in locerti years The new
aqdilkm Joins the oid piopcrty of tho pur
LEAVES FORMER SKRYANTj
HALF MILLION DOLLARS
BoMoai, Dec M. The ilnmesilc 'xrvltc
ot Agnes MoNevlu ln the feiullj of Mr. .
Mae-y CHlbsrt KnTSht t to be rewarded
with a legacy of half a iiillllou dollars.
The esocutors of ihe will of Mtc Knight
filed a petlllor. In Ihe Prabat t.'ourt to- j
day for leave u make final distribution
of live property lipuvtlnir that all I
specific public iiid pfreonal hsqueats
aggregating lf,Ji liad beeii i)d. 'Hlu
estate w.ij worth aOT.f'C:, they repotted,
leaving approximately half a million fot
thfi former servant who w.i.s named y.A-
duniy leeatca. i
WORLD'S SHORTHAND I
WRITING RECORD BROKEN
.Vcw York, Dec. 21. Tlie world'H elintt
hand writing rcroid was hiokmi to.ilay
by thie'e New York Supreme Court ie
porters' In teats held undw the aiisplcm
of the Si convention of the .S'ew York
Stale Shorthand Reporters' uasorlatlon.
Nathnn nehriu, national champion,
wrote from dictation on a Ilft-wnrd
)iilnut atandard, 233.S wotMs. , Similar
leoord was made by Willard rt. Bottome
uud NeaUi llatlsome wrote S'..S. The for
mer record was SIS words.
The standards diflemd In length of
words and character of dictation.
"Mal do mer no'cr botheiH me,"
Said clever William ISrowu;
"Kor when I eat a 'meal at aca
I always bolt It down."
DRY AGENTS WIPE
OUT 40 SALOONS
Fifty -Seven Persons Arrested
and Two Loads of Booze Con
fiscated in Raid on Hurley,
Wis., a "Wide Open" Tbtfn
Hurley, Wis., Dec, 2S.--Federal prohi
bition agents from Chicago visited nearly
two score saloons, arrested til persons and
confiscated two loads of llquont In a raid
that stRrled shortly before noon to-day
and rontlnuad for several hours. Tha prls
oners and evidence were taken first lo
Ironwood and thence lo Ashland, Wis.,
where, probably lomorrow, the men will '
bn analgned before a Untied States com- '
mlsK)ner on a charge of violating the
f.vlersl prohibition laws.
Tho raid was undertaken 'at th dim- '
Hon of Judge K. II. handle of Chicago,
and a planned hv Frnnl: U. Itlchard
son, newly appointed prohibition enforce
ment agent Air this district. The raiding
t.artv of 30 or more was In rh.irgo of Jo
seph Callahan. There was 11101.1 of Ihe
pl''turscUe than Ihe sensation in the "In- '
vnsloii." although the "movie' machines
clicked mfirlly 'evury limn a redersl
agent drew b revolver, or u keg nf liquor
rolled Into the s reel. A Climber of news
paper men also accompanied the Invaders.
The crowd that followed the agent
down Silver street grew In a few minutes
to more than 20O ;inson bill there wna
no demount! ntton, no audible hints of
violent opposition lo the raid. In feet the
crowd seemed moie disposed to, make it
the. occasion for a holiday.
tVom the view point or a inn prise party,
the affair was n complete success, federal
agents agiecd While It was declared the
saloons had been "tipped off" Intt night,
apparently no steal quantity of liquor had
been concealed according lo inanv
llurlcylles wlio walchd the "mash
march" down Silver street
Street cars Mere used" to tiansport the.
agents, their prlsoneis and the seized,
liquor from Hurley to Ironwood A sleigh
drawn by two hores followed the agents
In Ihelr clean up, and hauled (he liquor
lo the itreet cats. In Ironwood a dray
met the street cais and look the liquois
to the. special cms.
Moonshine, nrroiding to obsorveis who.
pretended to known, constituted the
principal "wet" haul, although there waa .
a considerable quantity of the kind lhatj
boro brands formerly ramlllnr sights In,
every saloon window. But the "iel stuff" '
was declaied In the minority, ,
TO CONSIDER ROAD WORK
t.eaUlsluie WBI Br Asked li. Consider
.IoIiiIiik With Other Mules In
Ft-dernl Hoad Prejeel
Moiitpelter. Dec. SI. It Is very likely
I bit one of the blx measures the coming
Legislature will have to consider la
whether it will Join with otlur Stales ln
the t'nlon In furthering federal road pro
Jeol work. This was the big feature of the
national meeting of the State hlglmfty '
offlclnlK at Washington last week when .
S. It, Batek was present. Two i esolutlons J
were presented, one piovldlug thil Ihe
federal government lak- Over Slate roads,
which wue opposed by all Qimnlaalonera.
The second provided for an appropriation
of M00,oC0,li0 to he expended along similar
lines to the present appropriation In which
Vermont lecelxes tl.'MZM and of which
over T0O.X) has already been contracted j
uivd more than halt spent, while the re- j
malnder will be contracted according to
the provisions of the 'eglilation between
the State and the federal golwrnment,
enacted In 19I5, by Juno .19, 1 S1I. The reaolu
tlou adopted was preaented to the high
way committee of Congress with a re-'
que-t that rapid legislation take place In
lew of the fact that some 3" Stale
l.eglsleturus meet In January, tsil.
If the Co-operative plan Is put In elfect
Vermont wltl have to appropriate VaAOoO
for each five years in meet a like up
propHatlon frum the federal government.
Oire of the features of the bill Is that
the rosda shall be cohslructd so that
there will bo a continuation fiom one
Slate Into the next.
31,622 REGISTERED IN 1920 '
A.uutat Ui'hjim4 to 0le Were'
Xl,2tll J.OUO Oar HearielerJU
Mow tor lII
Moutpnller, Deo. A toUl of 31,sa
automobllea were iciatered In IfitO, while
the number of licensee issued lo persons
to ojxrftte tbe oars emounHd to 3,lol.
Some i.CO' of 1H1 osus haw ben leBia
ured new. The work Is not as heavy as
It wna last year at this time, probably due
to then being more anon in the northern
part Of the Stttte.
LOOK FOR GUtL'S ASSAILANT
Plev When Via lanem Csxsaaoa of Nt.
AlWana .' lmMy tar Hl Man
Irtirtsiwl BeMnd Hedaa
$1 AlbiiiiH, Dae 3S. 'Itie police aie
aearoMiig for an alleged aeeallant of Miss
Laura Couaaun or Hougbton street, who ,
received a 'bad scar last evening- otolla
on her way home fiom ih business ac
tlon. Just aa she was In float of the
McKUIoji resldeuie on Cniherinr Ntreet,
rhe heard a foot-step behind her and
almost Instantly a man wearing u gray
overcoat and said to be about Jf. yar '
nf age grebhid her Miss Cuusson at one
called for help, Her rsles ware heard
ly Mr. McKlllop. who rushed In the
duor The offender uoJtcIng the Ualit j
from the opened dodr of ihe McKlllop
leeidenoa fled up Ihe street. The matter
waa itporlfd to the police ami ihe.y ar
on the lookout for him to. day. The man.
It 1s believed, had been w'aititig behind i
the hedge oil the nortn side of Ihe
McKlllop rotdence and Jut as Mis '
Coussoti pasted he stepped out nnd eelr.. '
WILL DECIDE FATE
OF WOMAN'S PARTY
j I'linferrurrs to Re Held at .National
I Cnpllnl jwon
Washington, Dec. 27. Whether the Na
tional Woman's party, luo militant suf
fiagu orgaiilzatloii, will contlnuo as a
separate political group, and, If so, what '
platform It will adopt, will be discussed
at two conferences arranged to-day fori
January H nnd 2. Roth these conferences
which will he held In Washington, will ,
he preliminary lo the national conven- :
Hon of the Woman's party to he held
here February 15 to IJ, ,
Members of Ihe party's executive com
mittee will participate In the conference
on January 13, and members uf the Stale
advisory council and Stato chairmen In '
the conference two weeks lator. flepoits
will be prepared at both conferences,
which will bo .submitted to tho convention
on tho third day of tho session, Febru
There la gieat Interest among the suf
fragist aa to the future of their parly.
II may turn nut that tne orgsnlsatlon will
continue as a unit In order to push legis
lation Insuring eciunl rights to women
under federal and State lawn. At present,
'he women say, there aro many Inequal
ities, men having tho general advantage
In court proceedings. On the other hand,
the Woman's party may be (Unsolved and
Its contemplated work carrl'id out by the
Moderation of Women's clubs, a large and
The report of tho executive committee
on Its opinion ronconilni; thn program of
the party will be presented lo the con
vention hy Mis, Donald n Hooker of
tl.iltlmore, the report of the National
Advisory Council by Mrs. Kdward C.
(Jrlse of Pennsylvania, and the report of
the national committee of Stnte chairmen
by Mrs. Agnes Morey of lloslon, Stale
chairman of Mssanchustttu.
Galbraith Takes Issue
With Sec. Houston
Het-lnre .Kecrrtnrj's Views on Cost of
nanus Are Mlslenrilne
Washington, Dec VS. Ttlliion by
Snorsury Houston of thn tieasury before
the Senate finance committee yesterday
Placing Ihe cost of carrying out the pend
ing adjusted compensation or soldier
bonu- bill nt t..1M,0!WMy was character.
leed by !, W Oalbrallli, national com
inaiiiler ol the Ainerlrnn Legion, In a
statement to-night as ' "a scull le-flsh
skirmish to muddy the waters so that
Ihe principle' Involved ban be clouded In
a lot of tlvntes (list mean nolhlni "
Mr.' Oaihralth estlmsled Ihe maximum
amount of the bonus bill at ll,i;).00,'1O.
'Secretary Houston's whole presenta
tion ot the mutter." said Ihe legion com
mander, "was misleading slid designed to
frighten the country Into a repudiation
of Its obligation to ex-service men. The
general impression was conveyed by his
lestlmoii that the passage ot the ad
Juned romf.an,allon bill would entail the
Immedlato appropriation of billions of
dollar h Hie government and seriously
cripple, thn (Inane-la! condition of the
treasury nt the present time. The fads
are that appropriations neceseaiy to
carry out nil fiatutts of thn bill except
that of cash compensation .would be
negligible for this year and for several
years lo come and thai appropriations
for cash compensation are not asked until
July, 19J1, and are to be spread over it
period of two yents."
CLARK B. ROBERTS DIES
erly .Hi War. (rl t'omnilsslouer
Montpelier, Dec. -.'K.-Clark U, Boberts.
nearly SO yearn tlie street coininlsisloiier
hi .uunipeuer, uieu this morning after a
long Illness of cancer lie was a Jiallva
of Washington, born October 31. 1.12. a
son of Mr and Mis. James Roberts. At
the age of eight yeaia, he had to com
mence to shift for himself and worked
on farms until 11 yeats of age. Then he
came to Montpelier and for many years
was a teamaler for tllram Smith. On
July 20, 15S0, ie suffered the loss ot one
arm, It having been blown off bv a pre
explosion of a cannon which he and Wil
liam If. Wllley were drlnc, as s salute In
honor of the noinlnatlon of President Gar
field. Mr. Wllley lost his left arm
In 1S!2, he was elected bj the board of
trusleer of Montpelier as street eommia
sloner and held thnt office until two yea is
ago when his health failed him, but lie
was retained as assistant commissioner
until the time of his death becausn of his
long nnd etllcient service as well as his
general knowledge of conditions of which
thei'i; was nothing on paper, the record
in that department having disappeared
some years ago.
In lit! he tnarr'ed Miss Tenia Deal of
Warerbury N'o children were born to
I hem, Mrs. Koberts survives her husband,
who also Jeavcb one sitter, Mis. Harriet
Curtis of Orange.
Tho funeral will be held at lo o'clock
Wednesday morning. The Montpelier city
council and the heods of departments wilt
i.tlsml the funeral. The Ihtermvnt will t.
In Gieen Mount cemeter.
HE'S NO SHERLOCK
Krelartil House Knit7 DisvlaUais 'r-
tllt for Capture or 930,000 IBM.e
St. Albuna, Dec, St. Joieph An and,
the employe at Ihe freight house who
wsa credited with having scented out the
"booze" concealed In tile car of wsat
paper which subsequently turned out to
bv a IJ&.duo etqi, dlselfUnw all ciedU
for being thu "ttberlook Holmes" In q
(ion. Alrhough etUos (be customs
odlclals J he I i qvtreii to do. It waa
the oftlclal himtelf tio tsod tbe "Joy
sicr to its place of coaceolntent.
GIVES HIMSELF UP
UoualHn Dean Arrsssaoel Uj Deat tl. U.
Marshal Whn Had Warraat for HI as
Montpelier, Dec. O, F. I.scaey
deputy United States marshal, went to fn
Albans this morning to arrest Donglaa
Dean, for whom he has carried a wr-
tunt since the llrO-oxld qugrta of booap
weie taken rrom George Mail's automobile
at Nniidbar btldge last summer. Uean has
not beep In the vicinity for some time,
but Monday afitM-nvov Mr. I-acky re
ceived s telopboue call from Frd Webster.
Dean's attorney, that He would meat Mm.
at Ht. Albans and stand arrest. Offices-
l.aokey alao arrested Tlwodore niehards
of Albure on the ohaige of smussllnr
In lo gallons of boost.
STREET-CAR RUNS WILD:
ONE KILLED; 40 INJURED
Pltteburg. Dec. at. One mm was killed
and more than to persona were Injured,
several seriously, when a trailer, attach
ed to a stre( usr, broke loose on a
Km bits sued grade In Ihe Oakland dis
trict heie to-plant, dashed down the hill
and crashed Into another car, Koth cars
weie crowded with passengers
I''lieinen w e summoned lo extinguish
a file In the trailer canned by an over
turned slove. They liberated pasaetiger
who were able to walk Many others were
PLANNED WET XMAS
Hut ('uatania Men Mualled It and Toak
IA Quarts 4 tiny from Trsieler
St. Albans, Dec. 2J. Plaus for s "wet"
I'hrlstinas which had linen made for a
party In Massachusetts were tudtly
shattered last evening by out of the local
customs officer mi train Xo. aniv'ivg
In this 1 1 from Montieal, when the
agent of Joy was awakeqed from the
aleep which he was enjoying, and 1
quarts of Intoxicating liquors found on
hint. He was taken from the train, and
given a heating thl1 aftornoon before
United Stales Coniinlfslonef C. D. Wat
Had A Little Xmas "Cheer"
St. AlU.ius, Dec. X. The customs oftl
clals at Albuig look into custody Friday
a mai) who was on the platform of the
Alburg station waiting for a southbound
train, en mute to visit a brother over
Christmas, Officials eurchcd him and
found only a "smell," but nevertheless
law Is law and he was brought to this
city and taken berore Culled States Com
missioner c D. Watson. Afler heailng
his story Ihe commissioner did not have
the heart lo detain the man Just because
he was bringing his brother a llttlo
Christmas "cheer" even If It were only
a smell so he was released on his own
WOMAN IN GARROW
Over 20 Witnesses Heard at In
ciuent But Findings Arc
HnoHbuig Falls, Hen. .-Slutc's At
torney A. H. Jlowley of Richford told th
Vroe Press this evening that he had made
no decision yet as to whothcr Mrs. Kd
ward Oarrow, who wan reported to hav
shot herself November 30, met death by
her own hand or was murdered as
tumors and persistent stories nny. Over
) witnesses, have been heard al the In
quest that has Just closed, and Mr. Row
lev said that every angle of the case was
bclnc closely examined.
, Hp did not Intimate when any state
ment could be made, but in reply to a
question as to whether an arrest was
Immlneiil he answered that he did not
The Inquest witnesses are known to
have Included many who have talked
aboul thn manner In which Mrs. Qarro-w
died, and It Is thoc stories thnt tho au
thorities niv believed to be running; down
The Free Press teamed to-day details
that have not hitherto appeared, though
they have been commonly talked about
In the neighborhood. Mr. Oarrow left his
home about one o'clock the day of No
vember SO to go to the condensary aome
miles distant. He had been gone about an
hour, when his hired men. Joseph Playful
and Chester Rlllow, thought of a blanket
they wished him to bring back. One of
them went to the house to ask Mrs.
(iatrow to phone her husband at th
Nol Kitting any auawer when he called ,
to her. he summoned the other, thinking
somcthlnu might be wrong, and Toth
went Into the house. They found the
body of Mrs. Garrow on the parlor floor,
two bullet woundB back of her ritgtit ear.
The 3S calibre revolver lay by tier side,
but waa nol clasped In her hand.
Or P.ay B. Thomas anlvcd at litn
o'clock and said the woman had been
dead for some. time.
The rumois of domestic uuhapplness In
the Gat row home have, it that Mr. Oar
row had paid attention to a girl who flor
merly worked In the house, one Allca
Thomas, who Is said lo be In Abercorn,
The Garron-s have two children, an un
usually preity and attractive daughter,
Dorothy, who la u, and a son, Earle,
who Is 15. Mrs. Harrow's mother, Mrs.
John Bean, lives in Enosburg Falls.
BXHU.MK BODY OF MRS. tlARUCKC
Knosburg Falls, Dec. a!. Tlie body nf.
Mrs. FCdwatd Garrow. Into whose death
an inquest was hold here last weak be
cause of rumors that the woman may
have been murdered Instead of taking her
own life, was exhumed nt the Catholle.
cemetery here yesterday. An autopsy tret
performed by Dr. R. H. Stone, directoi"
of the Laboratory of Hygicpa. Btirltmrton,
assisted by Or. C. F Whitney.
The autopsy was performed In a .boltd
Ing near the cemetery and beoMaa the
physicians officials were also praaent.
Thn teport of Dr. Stone, who hey not
yet reached any conclusion, wlll'be .mait
In a few daya to State's Attorney A. B.
Rowley of Richford, Dr. Store said to
day. When Mr. Rowley was interviewed ha
was very reticent and said that no report;'
was ready as to whether Mrs. OarroW
shot herself. He said tbat ther wan
nothing startling to report.
Although no announcement is forth
coming, su Impression thai the caaa wlV
be pronounced a suicide is gaming Iioad'
Frank G. Howland Gets
Four to Seven Yeats
Barre Bavtaar BSBBk Prealikeat TPIaavas
(iatltr t ISmWasUajr Bank Fasts
Uarre. Dae. H.A aenteooe-of Hour to
even .vaars at hard labor "in State prTeoa!
was Imposed to-day on FVwnktO. Kow
land, president of .the Barrta - Saving
Bank A Trust Co.. attar he hafl!-plsde
guilty to nibeaalotnent of tile bank's
funds. T!s, charges, on whloh o waa on
tested set als thefts attaW,',butllta
Howland objected to an Hera of Vjr
his adtniaaton of guilt was accepted o
the four other counts saroreaInsj'tlaMW,
Howland sutbend a partial collapsa
when aenteaice was pronounoad. Ha had
aaked that he be fined iastaad lof Mm
prisoned, so that he might be abls tc
assist In erJhtenlng out tho atTiMra ot
the lustUutJoa, with wblchjha Sad tee
connectad for years atad which waa wtnaxdl
as a result of his thefts flva iraMkiaa. i
Re a aM he had not profited, byjtiaa
manipulation of tho funds, wblebthM
cov wed a patiod of four yra.
Howtaod Is to years of H)wu
served tn both branches oS tha Vajaunl
l-SiUture and has been aatloa ln,-tor4
DESTRUCTIVE BLatZB OK
Was) tug ion. Dae
and aral atatesroons In1
quarters on the preeHdantasi yactat'
Bower wore burned out tn-dokr mhfls
yact was tied up at the aanry yaad bsr
A board of Inquiry was coav!Hd-tadM'
mine roe origin of tho Bra. J
Heeretary Daniels said the anotmt ot
the damage hod not neon detarmtatd, a
tbat a number of tha ottloara on that sr.
el lost nil of their paraoaal effaota. Thl
fire waa estlngulahad bstore.lt eeaolMC
the state dining room aad the1 HedCU
Right new pa per repoxara and pttb'
gtaprtera wtio eoterod tlie navy ya4 h
passing the nwrtne auanJ ware araosti
and hld at the coounaudant's offiae fi
fluestlonlng but when imwk of their d
tentioo re sotted Mr. Daroals he order-
thelr IminedlM reJeaxe.
The yard ofBclsUe ware said to haw
sought to establish from the men hoi
the were able to got hy the marhti
guard at the yard entrance.
R. If. COAL BILL FOR NINE !
MONTHS IS $97,000,0(Mj
Washlnglon. Dec. 23. The railroadal
co.il bill for the first nine mouths of thbf
year was 97,0C,624 more than during tmtj
corresponding period last year, said i
statement Issued to-day by the Inters
stale Commerce Commission.
Tho cost of coal was greater In tii
New Hngland district ttuwi in auy.othes!
place in the country, the commission saldj1
the cost being $7.72 per net ton, as ngtlntl
J".'h a Inn Inst year.
OrtDKHK CARUIBD OUT
A lady who had bean giving a parMf
told her maid to put tvasoyj all tbe rsS
reshments that were luft on the table
before retiring to bed, The naxt daj
on looking, the lady could not find thet
and called to her maid "nrtdflttt. Wha
did you do with those things that 1 toV
you to put away lust nlgrrtr' ''Sun
mum, and yes told me to put 'em awaj
and 1 did, mum, and anjnyod 'ooa."