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BRATTLEBORO, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1922.
TIIINGK IJUILT WELL EXDl'RE. This imist be tniK whcliicr
H refcrs to the E.syptiun Pyramlds or Investments.
l.ack alicut 2100 I. ('., sixtern Iitiiidrril nr so years ufler Chrops
IiniK liis pyrumid, llic llfsl iuvistincMt was put !n(o uso iu nui'icnt
Ituhylmi. Moncy wus loaiied on rcal cstate inortgages wlilch wcrc rc
rurilrd iiii brkks und prcserwd in ttti jri- carthiniviure jurs sunlt in thc
Down thrmigli thc nges for more liinn fimr thoiisaud years
inortgugo Investments liavo liclil faith. Their eAlremely wide use to
day amnn; investors --who iwli saft'ty romhined willi a good interest
yield, caiinol meaii clse but au expression of nhsolutc trust in llirm.
For thirfy-six yrars the VERMONT LOAX AXI) TEITST COM
PANV has specialicd in UV.M, EHTATE FIKST MOKTGAGE IX
VKST.MENTS, diiring vthich time no tustuincr lias lost a ilollar or
Iicpii ashed (o nercpt a fool of land.
Wo liavo an lnvp.slinenl. siiituhlc fnr yniir requirpiiiciiM and would
he pleascd Iu (cll you aliiml il. Vnnr inu,uiry ussumes nn uhllgalion.
Vermont Loan & Trust Company
Spokanc, Washington Salem, Orcgoa Lcwiston, Aluntana
15 It A T T I. K IJ 0 K O , V 13 K M 0 N T
Tlie same high-grade invcstmciits wo liavo sold for thirty-slx ycars
witliout loss to uny Invcstor
B USINESS APIV1N1STRATI O N
COURSES OF STUDY
NEW CLASSES EVERY MONDAY
Scnd for Catalog f
CARNELL & HOIT, ALBANY, N.Y.
Personal Property at
As I am to fio South I will sell my pcr
houal property at Pulilic Auvtiun iu
Wednesday, October 25"
At 10 O'cloclt a. in.
On the premiscs at thc so-ralled Gihhs
h'anii, abont trn milcs from .Marllioro
towii on the road leadine to Ilarrisville.
1AYK KTOCIC Xicv youiiB Jorscy
cow, ficsh ; Ilolstfin tnw, frrsh ; ahout
10 purvbivil Wliltu J.t'Khorn hens nnd
IIOrSHIIOLn fJOODS i:iiKlis!t and
oak (liniiiKrooin scl, consiKllii); of side
hoard, tahle and (I cliairs: Art Oaft.s,
lihrai'.v wt with Itusslnu h'athcr ni-atH,
Ki'iitlciunii'N -ahinet of old KiikIInIi ntyli1.
ppdoKltil, boold'iiHO, U lai'Ki" haml
paiutinKS, arl miuiu'ch, Hlair carpet nnil
i-itmici-M, nnd nevernl muall iiikm of tinc
(inalily, "1-hoiir chalr. hall M'ttee, Whilc
rotnry drop-head Ht'wIiiK niachim', library
tnhlo, liicc ehilTonler. di'p.sscrs. 2 iron
heds (fipflnx and mattivfis), 1' hIhbIo IkmIh
(Kprinjr nnd niattri'HN), Beveral bcd
npreadH, newinn ehair, Hinall ran,jo, !!-l.nniPi-
oil htovc (ffood n new), refrijj
enitor (White Mouiilaiii , carjiet Kweep
er. lookiiiB.RliiKM'H. few (IInIiph, neveral
liilehen utennilK, .Mosl of thene goods an
in linc conditiou, nnd niany of tlieiu tlie
kind wc Heldom Ket an ol'poi-tunity to
bny in n publio xnle,
l-'ivo liineli. 'tVrnui cnnh. Sale posilive.
GltACIi; K. AIIOUIST.
A. O. Oalllip, Auctioneer.
R. G. Boyd, West Brattleboro
Ifacliincs, millis Ilko
Moran & Rohde
57 MAIN STREET
you ran liavo yotir bedroom fur
nlslicd itn you w.tnl tt. Wc bought a
hirgc stock nf brds, dressors, rhiffou
i'ci's, drcssln;; tublcs, ctc.Wn all tho
latest woods nnd designs llial wc ure
M'ltliiK :il pi-ices hcretnfore unlicaril
if fnr slirh hlgh iiu:ill(y goods. If
ynii'II uct quiehly' ynu'II gct a bar-
EMERSON & SON
Etcrylhing for' Hoiik.clieeping
of the Fittest
WANTBD I'igs nnd Sliontcs. W. V.
Riclnird.so n Cu. UJ-1 f
WAN7,J''Ix-OoiUl'iiiPii'(4 wiiKliiii!; nnd
iiii'iidinK, I'cl. -ISO-lt. 42
WANTHD Horw for i(s ki-i-p this
yinU-r. 'I'lioiw 1S1-X, 10 Peurl St.
" WANTKD Chlhlron to boimf, Kood
lioinc. LocIj l!ox.l2, Ik'rnardstoii, Muss.
WANTHI) 20 cxiKTli-nccd Hlitc'liors
und ivn to lcarii to niaUc liaiiilkorclilofH,
uIko Kirls to paolc nnd iron. Wliitt! Man
ufactnviiiK ('.. Inc. -t2-t!!
WAXTKD-Capabli' woman for kcii
eral hou.sewoil;, uod ik, in sinall fani
ily, exeellenl waKes. Mr. (Jeorge L.
Uiinhani, I'.nitllehoro, VI. 11-lf
WAX'KKD Ilousckeeiier for a wid
ower; one that dexires a Kood houie more
than wageH. Address P. O I5ox -17. Wil
mington, Vt. 31-5
WAXTKD Position ns hotisekeeppr
by eicpprionccd woman for widnwcr, nn
otlipr adults. Xo ohjection to one or two
children. Address Uox 8SS, Phoenix
CASH PAID for wool nt the Richard
son larket. 21-tf
MAGAZINES AT LOWEST I'RICES
Writo mo nbout wliat mngazineg you
want. I cau get them for you at pricea
that will navo you moncy. Mrs. G. 31.
Love, Masazine Specialist, Soutli Xcw
fane, Vt. l-tf
A. G. GALLUP
Y. A. SIIUIMWA'S
A. G. Gallup, Auctioneer
Farm aml Horse Salcs a Speclalty.
I WANT TO BUY
Old Kuri'lturo, Old Presscd Glasi, OK
Jewclry, Ilookcd Rugs, Old Coolis.
II. P. WHITE
For Quarry Work. An all-the-year-round
pay. Good place to live.
Mjood chance to gct ahead.
Vermont Marble Company
Are the Seasonable Flower.
Step into our storc and see
Hopkins tlie Florist, Inc.
. WHY ' DID SMITHSONCHOOSEl
THE UNITED STATES?
No one knows why Jame Smithson, arj'
Englishman, bequeathed his fortune to the
United Statca to found, at Washington, an "establiah-.
ment for tho increaae and diffasion of lcnowledgo .(
Whatever hi9 reason, it ia certain that his gift fornled
the basis of thc most important nclentifia organization
' in the country. The story of tho Smithsonian Insti- v
tution is told in one of the seriea of folders and V
bookleta on Our Government . now beingJasued byv, ,
i' this Institution. . . k'k
i r '
, If your namo is not on our list yoa shouldjdrop ini
today and have it put on. . ; I t. - -
roit KALK Fresli ground heef raps
nnd bone. W. V. Kichardsnn Co. 1-tf
VOU SAI.K -101 Winehesler nulo
ninlic rille, nearly new. ('. 1j. (ibli. 4'J
FOR SAfiK Six-wecksold pi-RM, $5
eneli. . Ji. Howard, Putney, Vt. Tcl.
tFORSAMC--A very handsome old
lime painted ehainlicr Huile. nine pieee.s,
in perfeet I'ondition nt Ur. (S. I). Wlieat'f.
Putney, Vt. 42
FOR SAIjK UPKistered- Ilolstein
hiilln, 4 monthH to ono yeur old. llurd
federal texted. AI.so u few youtiK rawH
for wjle. At Iy.-Milk'r, Vernon, Vr.-12-43
CAN YOU SEE
Kini.shcd miislcian.s iimst reatl at slght
tho tiny notes sct hcforo thcm. They
cniinot ho liniidicappcd by poor visiou.
No mattcr wliat your vocation in
Iifc. if you are hainpcrcd by ineffertivo
sight, a pair of our glnsses will alTord
you roal comfoH and unalloycd pleasure.
Wo Aro Ilcro to Ilcip Your Eycs.
Do you like plain talk?
Are you fiallsfied with a olean cut, cnre
fully drawn, life iiiNuranee eontraetV
Cousult uh. Nntional l.lfe Ins. Co. of
EAISI. S. KINSU5Y, Gencral Agent,
FIRE IX WESTJIORELAXD.
Flamcs Brcnli Out in School Aftcr Firc
Is Started iu Fiirnacc Loss $.',()()(),
WES'niORKLAXD. N. II..
Thc Kchnol hiiihling in the south vil
lage of Wcstmoreland, which containcd
tlie junlor higlt school nnd scvcrnl
grades, wns hurned llat this niorning,
the lire breaking out nbout K.30 o'clock..
'I he loss wns nbout $0,000 und tho In
Mrs, Glen Brittim, wlio wns out fccd
Ing her cliickens, discovcred smokc pour
Ing uji from tlie bascnient windows und
guvo thc uiiirm, but thc Jirn had pro
gresed to far that thc nicans uvailable
eouhl not hlop the progress of thc tlauics,
It was only n Hhort time nftcr n ilre
had bcen sttirteil iu tho furnace iu the
bnseiiicut that llio irames brokc out, und
lt is suppoM'd tlie furnace was respon
sible, as it lind not hecn in the best
workilig order for some tlnie.
Thcrc were two roonis iu the building,
lind froiu .'!." to 40 pupils uttcndi'd.
,,,,, . ,
All Patrhirchs who nVe on thh Golden
Rule degree stnfl'. or who huvu bcen. are
reipiested to lic ut the lemplo Mr.nday
cvpuiiig, Oct. 2, ut 7.30.
With Customs Officials
Dirfrtory filvcs Registration of Car
Jti7 llndrr Namo of Clara A. Arms
No Such Pcrson Known Herc
l.oeal polico ollieinls weri; on thc lcok
nut nll Kiitiihtv nnd Kunilny nlcut
n lluk'k automobllu viith u Vcrnifcit
JipeiiKc idale with tlie number 4
v.hi''h jivNded eapturf by the cusf,
fiHii'lfilu nl tlie (J:iimdi:iit Imiuci' rViu:
Island Pond nftcr nn excliange 'ot ots
last Friday night. The mystery of ' tho
dkappcarnuce of tho ear hns becnfur
ther deepcned by thc fact. that thc rcgis-
S tlrt u d r' tirnameof
Clara A. Anns of Brattleboro. Iniiury
by loenl otlkialH fails to show that any
niie by that name livcs iu this town or
has lived herc.
The Buiei: was one of three ears
which tlttcmpled to get jiawt tlie oflirials
ar Inland Pond. The Buick was tirst in
tfie pi'oeession und when the driver wns
asked lo ntop he slepped on thc gas and
spid nlong. Tlie customs ollieinis lost
no linic in drawing thcir revolvcrs and
iiring at thc car, the tire being returncd
by thc men in the cscaping car. Appar
ently thc customs men failcd to damage
the tires of thc car, ns its spced in
creascd und in n few scconds it was out
of sight. The f-ccond and third cars
wcrc btoppcd and 2S cases of hooze werc
found in one car and 30 in thq, othcr.
Immediately tho jiolice in all towns
in this and noighboriiig stutcs wcrc noti
licd and a wutcli was sct, hut thus far
thc uiiich wanlcd car has failcd to ap
The nninc in tlie nutouiobile registcr
is tliouglit by tlie ollicers to bc fictitious,
nnd it is believed by them that the namo
was cho.MMi by riuu runners in order to
scrvc the bootleggers iu just such nn
cmcrgenc.v as has happcncd.
r.ocal ollieinls wcre in telcphonc com
niunicatioii with thc customs ollieinls
Sundtty night, hut at thnt time the lattcr
had heard nothing further about thc car.
Thc mattcr hus been turncd ovcr to
slato ollieinls at Montpelier, wlio nrc
cmicavoniig to trncc tlie owner ol tlie car
by mcans of thc registration blanks
wlilcji havc to be tilled out und slgncd bc
fore u notary puhllc or some othcr neccs
Miry ollicinl. Rcpresentativcs from tho
statc rcgistintiou oliicc uro cxpccted in
Brattleboro to intcrview the otlicial be
fore whom the registrntion wns fllled
out and Higned, In this way It is hopcd
to loeate the pcrson or pcrsons wlio rcg
istercd the car under what is thought to
he u tietitinus nanic priutcd iu the uuto
TO IIEAD NEWSPAPER.
Norwich Htiidcnts, Glbsou and Ilainil
(ou, Kditor aml Husiness Alauagcr of
Two Bnittlcboro lioys, Ernest W. Gib
sou und Allcu .1. Ilnuiiltou of the scnior
class, have hecn nppointed to head tho
woricol proilueiug u bi-wcokly ncws
paper. which Norwich university is soon
to puhlisli. Tho fonner is to be cdltor-in-chicf
nnd the lattcr business nianagcr.
Gibson vns usslstunt cditor-in-chicf of
the Norwich yearbook htst ycar nnd
Ilumllloii wns business maiiagcr of the
book aml business munagcr of Tlie
Keveillc, a monthly magazine which
heretoforc has scrvcd thc school und will
Slill bc rctained its a qunrterly puhllcu
tinu. In fccent yeurs Xorwich has felt thc
nei'd of n studeilt newspapcr, nnd it is be
lieved that such u puhlh'utiou can now be
iHSlted. Prof. A. W. 1'cach, heatl of the
F.ngllsli ilepurtmcnt, ib responslble for
thc new cxperiment, und he will dircct
the work. The name of tho newspapcr,
togelher with the nuincH of thc cadcts
who will niakc up the Htaff, will bo au
Wllliam Notcmeycr nf Johnson is ln
h riuiiiii umumuii ni llio JlurilliKton
hopltal, having bcen struck hy u falllng
tree llmb Katurdiiv. which crushpd m.
' lcg nnd otherwise scvcrely bruised und
cut hiin. . '
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1022.
THE VERMONT PHCENIX
Tublislied In Hrattltboro every Frlday,
SUnSCRII'TON PKICE $2.00 A YEARj
$1.50 for clsbt raonths; $1.00 for tlx montln;
75 ccnta for four monthsi50 cnnts for thrce
months. All subscrlptions are payalilc atrlctlr
n aJvance, and all papcts are atoppcd
promptly at thctr cxpiration unlcaa the auh
scrtptiona nrc renewed.
Itatca of dlsplay advertislng furnished on ap-
plication. Small classified advertlaementa, 10
centa per h'ne flrst Inscrtion, five ccnta per line
eaoh subsequent inaertion.
(Entcred at the Brattleboro post office aa
sccond class :na i I ipatter.)
. DEIjAYED DIVORCE.
An Oliio jtidgo Iuih laid down the rule
that no divorces will he hcard in' his
court until nine months nftcr thc fillng
of tho petitiono. To cmphnsizo it, he
lins placpd n sign to thnt cffect on tlie
wnll of his ante-rooin.
His nction wns dctcrmlncd by thc
fact thnt divorco suits wcre delnyliiB n
lot of rither court business which he con-
sidered more pressing.
Experienco has convinced him thnt on
Keneral prineiples, it's a good tliing to
mal;c would-be divorcees wnit n whilc
for liieir freedom. Whcn they walt n
reasoiuihle Iengtli of time, tlicir tempers
cool und tliey probably decide that they
don't want a divorce aftcr all.
Some sttcli rule would bc n good thing
nnywherc. And to ndd to its cffcctive
ncss, there otight to be n corresponding
liniit to thc time within which nnyone
eouhl rcmarry nftcr gctting a divorce.
An interval of, say, u ycar for. caeh op
erntion, would help n good deal to cut
down tlie divorce evil.
SL'RPIiUSES AND DIVIDEXDS.
According to Wall Ktrcct nuUiority,
there is nn intcresting reason back of
the stoek dividcnd declarcd by the
Stamford Oil company of New .Tcrsey
and anticipated dividcnds in many othcr
Au oil specialist cxplains thnt con
grcss has to find some new wny of rais
ing rcvenuo and is likcly to try taxing
tlio surplim of corporations. It hap
pcns that u great many corporations
bavc large surpluscs held against a rniny
day. It happens nlso that the suprcme
court hus held thnt stock dividcnds nre
not tnxablo.. Wl'ercfore tbcre Is going
to he ai new crop of stocK Jividends
wmcu Timjr rivnl the bumper crop of a
couplu of ycnrs ngo.
Incidcntnlly there is n booin in oil sc
curitips Bcncrally, nlthough a 'vnil wcnt
up Ittst miiiimcr that tho reGning com
-ero ,, long moncy.
to pny trusts to gct "bustcd."
I!- cviuent that cvcntually the un
sightly billbonrds nlong highwnys must
Bo. Kliminatiou of this sort of ndver
tisiug will he one of the principal top
ies for disniHsion nt tlie nnnual meeting
of the New Ilmnpshire Hotcl Men's nsso
ciution which mccts ncxt wcek and the
nssociution will frame propos'als for leg
islation to thnt cnd in that state.
There have been many instances of
automobilists picking up pedestrinns
only to he robbed for their pains, but
thing's wcrc revcrsed down iu Connecti
cut thc othcr day whcn a motorist picked
up u mnn wnlking from Torrington to-w-nrd
New Hartford and thcn robbed
him of $20 in cash, six pounds of sugnr,
il box of oatmcal nnd two bars of sonp
and thrcw him out of thc car.
Turkeys for our coming Thanksgiving
dinners nnd cggs for brcakfast Bhould
bo chcaper this yeur, according to the
Niitionnl Poultry, Buttcr nnd Eggs as
sociation. Pcrhaps they "should he,"
but will they bo?
Gcncrally it is the folks who order the
groccr to dclivcr nt on'co a livc-ccnt box
of crackers at their home who can't un
derstaud why priccs ure so high.
As thc rcsult of being steppcd on by n
horso, Juuics Muloney, jr., of Bennington
iiiui iu uuve nis rignt leg nmputatcd Iast
wcek. At lirst a few tocs wcre rcmovcd,
thnl provcd insuUicient nnd tho lcg
tukT'ii off nbove the knee.
1 he Bennington opcra hotiso block. tho
largcst paicel of real cstate in tho busi
ness section of thnt villagc, has been sold
to .Tolin B. Harte. ln it ure locatcd
olhces, storcs, lodge roonis, the thcatrc of
which Mr.IInito is nianagcr and u rcs-
tuurant. Tho block is a -part of thc
origiiial Inrgo holdings of Henry W. Put-
iiam iu ltcauingiou, most ot which havc
II F. Bingham of Ashhy, Mnss., had n
shock ii fcw dnys ago near Chester, whilc
on his way in his car to Bridgeport. As
hc was rouiiding u corncr, his hnnds
dropped from tho whecl nnd the car ran
up n bnnk, hut stoppcd witliout nny dnm
age being dono to it. Anothcr man was
with him und pnssersby brought Mr.
Bingham to Chester, whero ho is rccover
Ilarry Godcttc of Sunderland plcadcd
guilty heforo Justlec II. B. Ilutchins
Mondny iiflcrnoon to kllling n decr in
closcd sdtsoii uud wns iincd $100 nnd
costs. IIo iinhl n portlon of tlio line und
was placcd on probatlon. Godette wns
urrcstcd ut his home ycstcrday nftcrnoon
by O. II, Mclcndy uf the flsli and gumo
departmcnt, who is at prcseut uctlng
.wurdcu in Bcnnlngtcji county. Tho
dccr. n snikchorn buck. wiir kllled Satur-
day nnd whcn tho wurdcn nrriveil nt thc
I Go'dotte farm tho young ninn had just
, complctcd burying tho deer's hcnd.
BIG INCREASE IN
Upward Trend in Business Here
About 450 Loadcd Cars Thi-ough Town
Dally Norinal Two Montiis Ago 200
"Wccltly Rccclpts ln nrnttlcboni 1IS.
Thc upward trcnd of business in gen
cral is dnily rcllected by tho incrcasc of
frcight trallic which is moving through
tho local ynrds of the Ccntral Vermont
Huilwny ( o. Xot only hns nn incrcnso
bcen notcil in the number of cars that
p.iss through Brattleboro from wcstcrn
aml Caiiadlnn points to dcstlnntions in
Mussacliusetts nnd Connecticut, but
there has been n noticcablc Increnso nlso
in the nuinher of cars that nrc mnrkcd
for this town itfclf.
Normally thc movcmcnt is from 100
to-200 londcd frcight cars dally through
Brattleboro, nnd two months ngo frcight
trallic was considercd normnl. This
Miiinhci' of cars does not lnclude thc
cmptlcs which nrc bcing returncd to the
origiunl stnrting iioints or the loadcd
nnd einpty cars which are scnt to Brat
tleboro. Today npproximntcly 4150
loaded cars are liping scnt dnily through
the town from northeru points to. sta-
tions on the Ccntral Vermont nnd othcr
systcms south. Four to six months ngo
a shipment of from 10 to 12 loadcd cars
wcckly to Brattleboro was considercd
normal, but today this nunibcr has in
crcascd to approximatcly lir cars. The
increase in toniuige carried ovcr the rails
hns not been due to thc incrcasc iu ship
ment of nny one commodity. but in nl
most every line of niercbnndise, both to
and out of town, incrcuses have bcen
The incrcnso in frcight has nccessl
tated thc usc of ull nvailable locrtmotives
on both the Boston & Mnine nnd Central
Vermont systcms. Practically cvcry lo
comotive nscd for feigjit purposes is bc
ing workcd to capacity, nnd in many
casps frcight trains from ithe south nnd
north hiive been doubled up nt Brattle
boro und scnt' ou to thcir dcstination in
order to cxpcditc the tratlic and prcvcnt
congestion in the ynrds. In spitc of the
elTorts of frcight ollieinls, howevcr, there
are occasional iustanecs whcre thc
frcight trains iu the ynrds hnve bcen so
uumcroiis that passcngcr trallic has bcen
To nssist in the cxppdit'ton of frcight,
nn extra crcw has bcen put on in tho
frcight departnieut of the Central Ver
mont, nnd tlicse men nre opernting be
tweei) Brattleboro und White Rtver
Railrond officials say that business hns
incrpased ull nlong thc line, nnd it looks
to them as thougli husiness had como to
stny. Just how thc frcight trntfic will
fnre during the cnhl wcather is n prob
lein, for cold wcathcr nlwnys rcndcrs the
movcment of frcight difflcult, and only
with much cffort cau locomotivcs bo
opcrnted in wlnter with n hlgh dcgrec
of elfieicncy. It Is polnted out that cx
tremc cold wenther oftcn rcqulrcs tho
uso of two locomotivcs to n train whcre
iu uioderate wentber one cnglne only is
ncecssnry. With the comlng of the cold
wcathcr and with ull engines bcing used
now, tho ptoinpt mcvcinent of freisht is
A considernblo incrcaso in the shlp
ment of coal has bcen notcd this weck
ovcr the prcvious wecks, and it is cx
pccted thnt tho number of cars dovoted
to tho movcmcnt of anthrocltc will In
crcase grndually from now On and thus
ndd to tho alrcady hcavily-ladcn frcight
trains. As far as can be asccrtnined, no
new rolling stock in eitbcr cars or loco
motivcs is expected in the immcdiatc fu
turc. An additioual frfciht cngino which
some time ngo lind hecn proinised for
this scction of the C.Vutrnl Vermont sys
tem has been divcited to nnother divi
sion, nnd local freiglit officials, wliile
somewhnt disnppointcd, fcel thnt thoy
liavo sufficicnt motive powcr to rcnson
nbly tukc cnre of all requiremonts, bar
FINED $300 FOR POSSESSIXG.
Iiouher Changcs Plea to Guilty In
Cotinty Court Flnal Adjournment
Scems Likcly to Come This Weck.
In Windham county court Tucsday
tho jurymen wcre paid off und nllowed
to go home with the untlerstnnding that
they might bo asked to return but that
the probability was they would not bp
wantcd ugain this tcrm. Iudications are
the court will reach linal ndjournmenl
Robert .T. Bowkcr of Ilanovpr. N. II.,
wlio had hecn under houds to nppcni
whcn wantcd on the chnrge of possrssing I
intuxicating liquor, wns in court Tucs
day nftcriioou und chauged his plea of
not guilty to guilty, and .Tudge Chnse
itnposcd n finc of $."00 nnd costs, the lat
tcr bcing .$28.4.r). Tho fine nnd costs were
pald und tho rcspondent was discharged.
Vinccnt Atkins of llunover. who was
under houds on the samo chnrge. nlso
wns released. Stnty's Attomoy Ilurohl
E. Whitney nol prosslng the case aftcr
Bowkcr had plcadcd guiiry to the pos
scssion of the lkpior. which wus found
in u rooin in Ilotcl Rockingham in Bel
lows Falfo. wherc thc two rcspondents
wcre nrre.-.tcd Oct 1.
ELECTRIO COMPANY FORMED.
Wcs-I.on Light & Powcr Co. at London
derry Sccures Certiflcato from, Puhllc
Articlcs of nssociation have bcen tllcd
wltli the scerctnry of statc by tho Wes-
T.A11 T.lf.lit Tjiw.ii. .imiinnv wlitpli will
be locatcd in I.ondondcrrv. The com-
pany. is incorpornted nt $30,000 in (100
sharcs of $50 par value cach. It will
gcneratc. buy, sell nnd dlstributo elec
tricity for light, heat. powcr. nnd nny
othcr purposes; cstah'lish and maintnin
polc nnd wlro lincs nnd other snltnblc
nicans nnd mcthods for trnnsmitting nnd
distrihuting cleetrilety 'und will buy, sell
and gcncrally dcnl in clectricn! goods aud
supplics in tho towns of Mount Ilolly,
Weston, Jamaica and Londonderry. The
incurporntors are n conalderablo number
of resldcnts'of that viclnity.
A petition from 42 rcsldcnts of Lon
donderry, South Londonderry und Wes
ton, hcadcd by II. N. Willlams, to the
puhlic service commission, asking for a
curllflcato thnt the cstabliabmcnt of the
corporiition will prnmotc tlip publlc good,
nnd the commissiou's ccrtiflcnto to this
cffcct huve also bcen filcd.
At thc meeting nf the Vermont Music
Teachers' iisxochillon ln Rt. Johnsbury,
Prof. L. J, Ilathawny of Middlebury wns
elcctcd prcsidcntj MIss Grnco Stooltlrc
of Rutland vlcc prcsldcnt, . und Miss
Mnry ,F, Wntklns of Rutland, sccrctary
nnd trcosurer, I
Mrs. Florence Switzer's Home
Entered About 2.30 a. m.
Ai-tlclcs Tahcn at Raymond Adims's
Flashllglit Sccn hy Mrs. Swltzer, hut
Ilurglars Escapcd Iicforc IIclp Camo.
Aftcr bnrely rccoverlng from thc shoclt
of the bold hiirglaries nt sevcral of thc
town's inercnntilc plnccs ncnrly six
weeks ngo, the vlllngers wero nguin dis
turbed TueKluy lnorning by the ncws that
two breaks occurrcd late Mondny night
or cnrly Tucsdiiy morning nt two privato
residenecs. One hrcnk occurrcd hetween
2.30 nnd 3 o'clock Tucsday morning at
the home of Mrs. Florence Swltzcr at
SO Green strcct. wherc the thicves ap
parcntly wcre frightened nway heforo
they had opportunity to tnke nnything,
und tlio othcr hnppcned sometime in tho
night nt the home of Rnymond II. Adams
nt 4 Mvrtle strcct. wherc tho intruders
took n lady's handlmg, u purse contain
ing nearly $4 in moncy, nnd n pair of
kid gloves which were dropppd outside
tho bousc by tho thicves in tlicir haste
to gct uwny. Tlie brcaks were called to
the nttention of State's Attorney Harold
Tlie time of the thicves' opcrations at
the Swilzer Jiouse was defmitcly fcd
hetween 2.30 and 3 o'clock, because Mrs.
Switzer was awakcncd hy the ilnshing
ot an clectrtc pocket lnmp in nn ndjacent
room. Entranec to the liome wns gnlncd
by nienns of the kitchcn door, which Mrs.
Switzer said ncxt mnrniug she wus cer
tain shc hnd forgottcn to loek whcn she
retired Mondny night. After cntcring thc
kitchen, the intruders wcnt into thc din
ing room, beyond which is thc front room
wherc Mrs. Switzer slcpt on n couch. A
pnir of portleres dividcs tlie dlning room
from the front room, nnd thc frcc use of
the tlnsh light in the dlning room nwak
At flrst Mrs. Switzer thought thnt her
mothcr, Mrs. .Tennie S. Dennison. who
slcpt in nnother room off the dining
room, hnd nrisen, but nftcr a fcw min
utes she rcalizcd thnt some prowlcr hnd
gaincd entranec, so very quictly shc nrose
from her couch nnd went upstnirs to
awaken her son, Roy. who is cmployed
nt E. I. Hildreth & Co.'s printing plant,
nnd Olllccr Merrill A. Stnrk, who lives in
the npnrtmcnt' abovo her.
Otliccr Stark nnd Miv Switzer mado
their way quictly down stuirs and when
tlicy entcred the lower rooms tho door
Icading from the kitchen to the dining
room lind been closed by thc burglars,
who apparcntly had retrcatcd to the
kitchen. Tlie house 'lights were flashed
on and whcn tho two men wcnt into the
kitchen the visitors had escapcd through
the kitchen door, which wns opcn. As
far ns she eouhl nsccrtnin,' Mrs. Switzer
said nothing hnd been tnken, thc thievcs
nppnrently having bccome frightened bc
foro tlicy hnd mnde up their mlnds what
they would tnko for booty.
Tho time of the other brcak was not
deflnltely fixcd as Mr. Adams, who is
cmployed hy Dunham Brothers Co., did
not discover thht his. .housc had been
brbk'cn into until C Tucsday morning.
At thnt time Mr. Adams went into the
bnthroom, nnd he noticed thnt tho screen
hnd bcen taktn out of .the jvindow.Htr
thcr investigation rcvcaled that the
vcrucn was on tho ground outside tbo
window, nnd a small box had been placcd
up ngnlnst the houso .under tho window
to nnslst the intruders ln galnlng cn
trnnce. Mr. Adams then reallzcd that
someonc had bcen in his house and ho
called the attcntion ot Mrs. Adams to
thc mattcr. She found thnt her blnck
lcathcr sliopping bag and her lcather
purso which she had left at night on
thc kitchen tablo had been stolen. The
pur.M! containcd ncurly ?4 in moncy.
Mr. Adams found nlso that 18 cents
which ho hnd ln his trouscrs pocket had
hecn tnken, and u pair of kid gloves
which bc left that night in the kitchen
wcre found outside the bathroom window
qn the ground.
Mr. Adams said that nclthcr he nor
his wifo nor their son, Francis, who
slcep in tho front part of tho house,
hcard tho Intruders while they wero at
work in tho house. Apparcntly tho
thicves conQned their cfforts to wbat
they could find iu the kitchen as nothing
wns misscd from the dining room, which
is ndjacent to tho kitchen nnd which is
hetween the kitchcn und the sleeping
In vicw of the many brcaks here of
late the villagers are beginning to won
dcr if Brattleboro is the nieccn of thieves,
some lownspeopie Delicvo that ns those
who mado the breaks six wecks ngo were
not npprchendcd tho thieving cleiuent hus
beconie cmboldcncd. On the othcr hnnd,
it is felt that many pcople have grown
careless in secing to thc propcr bolting
of thcir houses at night nnd leaving win
dows open nnd uusecured in remote parts
of tho house. .Many believe that what
the town nccds most of nll is the cnpture
of some of thcsc thicves who nre contrib
uting to the gencral uncasiness of tlie sit
uation and the mcting out of such
stiff &entcnccs as will eauso burglars to
rcalizo that Brattleboro is a good placo
for them to kcep away from.
SIRS. JANE E. PETTEE.
Former Brattleboro Rcsldent, Later of
Mrs. .Tanc Elizabcth Pcttce, widow of
Henry Clinton Pettec, former residents
of Brattleboro and for many years resi
dents of Brooklyn, N. Y dicd Tuesdav
uftcrnoon in u sanitarium in South
Orange, X. J., wheru she wcnt n week
ago from the home of her sou, Waltcr
0. Pcttco of Mnplcwood, N. J. Mrs.
I'cttco had bcen in 111 hcnlth for thc past
threo years, dcalh coming suddenly at
the last from hciirt failurc. She had
just rcccivcd ncws of tho denth of her
friend, Mrs. C. E. Stcarns of Wilm'ing
ion, and was prciwring to wrlte n letter
to n rclatlve of Mrs. Stcarns when sho
was tiikcn serlously 111.
The body was bronght hero yestcrdn
and tho fuuerul scrviccs will bo held
this uftcrnoon nt 2 o'clock in tho
Ccntro Congregntlorial chnpel. Rev. II.
' .Voodi.n' ? nv wil1 otliclntc. Tho
huriul will tako phicc in tho Pcttcc fam
ily lot In Prospect Hill ccniotery.
Mrs. Pcttco wns n dnughtor of Mr.
nnd Mrs. Llljah R. Davis, nnd was born
In Hartford, Conn. Sho moved herc
when n smnll chihl nnd her younger life
was spcnt In this town, whcre she ut
tendcd school. Sho leuves two sons
'nltcr 0. Pcttce of Mnplcwood, X. J.!
nnd Charhji D. Petteo of Dorchester
Muss. A daughter, Charlotte, wldow of
Ircderlck U. Simpson, dicd n ycar ugo
fost Augtist, followlng nn piicrntlon in
Xew lork. Sho also lcaves four grund-duughters.