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BRATTLEBORO, FIUDAY, DECEMBER 15, 1922.
hat a Beaufiful Gift
Victory 4 3-4 Notes
Of Series A, B, C, D, E and F Havc Been
Called for Paymeni (ta December 15
Last AiiciisI iti (lif o (oliinms wc callnl nttrntion to llic holders
of aity of llio ahove bonds of ( Iic advisnblllty of dlsposlng of tlicm
and re-investliic the proccrdn ln safc xccuritics bcariug a highcr rate
To thcsc who luue not nlready dono so, wc would Miggest tliat
imiiK'dialr aetion lio takcn.
1)0 NOT FOKGET TIIAT INTEREST ON THESE CALLED
BGNDS roSITIVELY STOI'S ON DECEMBER 15TH. AL
THOrOII THE BONDS AKE WR1TTEN TO MATUKK ON MAY
20TH, 102:5. AND ONE INTEREST COl'PON WILL ISE LEKT ON
T11E COl'l'ON F01OIS AETER THE DECE.MHEK 15T1I COUPON
Unlll Dccrnibrr l.'lli, wo will acccpt callfd Vlclory l?', pcr ccnt
Honds at par and allow llie full aniount of intrrcst dnc on tliat ilatc,
in c.vcliaiiga for any of (Iip following liiKh-;;rade sri'iirities. 'c nha ac
ccpt all otlier issucs of Liborty lloiuls at llic full marlii't pricc and
FII5ST niOKTGAGE FAH.MS LOANS - - a'0'j
St.000 to 5l5.0t)l) . ycais
FIKST .MOUTGAGE FA11M 150NDS OMVo
S3UO and St.OilO 3 (o 10 ycars
COLLATEItAL TRL'ST JJONDS 0
$100 and imjlli:Us 5 or 10 ycars
T1IESH AKB THE SA.ME IIIGII-GKADE INVEST.MENTS
WE IIAVE SOLD FOK TH1KTY-S1X YEAKS W1THOUT LOSS
TO ANY INVESTOU.
Holders of WAU-SAVINGS STAMPS, SEIUES OF 1018, lvliicli
MATUKK JANUAKY 1ST, 10215, wlll also flnd' tlie abovo sccuritle.s
ii splcndid rc-investiiiont for (lirlr funds rccclrcd froni tlie rcdrcmins
of llicso Stanips. Wc wlll be s'ad to arrange iiow for rcscrvations
on tliat date.
Vermont Loan and Trusl Cornpany
Start Jan. 2, 1923, at the.
Othcr Courscs cvcrj' Slonday
of tlie ycar.
SEND FOR CATALOG
Carnell & Hoit
Albany, X. Y.
One U. S. Separator
One 3-Horse Power Stovcr
At post. Will tradf for rash or lumber.
R. G. Boyd, West Brattleboro
. G. GALLUP
A. G. Gallup, Auctioneer
Farm and Horse Salcs a Spcclalty,
Moran & Rohde
7 GROVE STREET
Just WpsI of I'arish llniise
ln yoursclf iiihI beUer half a flue, new
rtiB willbe. 11 wlll add (one nml com
fort () y6ur liomc nml bo n innttcr of
plcaMirnblc prldo for ycars lo coinc.
Onr shnwltiB of rucs Is unsurpassa
Mc. Como nnd sce tlio bc.nity of de
hl?n nnd ivcarin.T cach rtig shows.
Yoti'Il not lio nlile lo rcslst a IoiieIiis
for oir.', nml onr priccs niako tl possl
b!e to gratlfy 11.
EMERSON & SON
Everythlns for HouMdiecplns
F. V. PUTNAM. SaIua(Mcr.
WANTED Ilousckceper for a wld
ower ; onu that desires a boixI bouie mor-
tuaii wiiKPs. Addrcss 1'. O Box 47. il
niiiiston, Vt. .11-r)2
WANTED -Girl to takp carc of ycav
nnd half old boy and to do nom t.pcond
work in smiill faniily. I wonld likp to
ciiRUsc a fupahlc Bii'l abont .0 ycnrn of
agc who has had somc cxpcripni'P in thr
work Htatod abovo and who wantH n per-
maiipnt po.sitinn. Apply hy lpttcr clriiiir
rpfprPiiccs lo Mrs. W. H. Howp, 72 IIib
strrct. Grpctificld, Miihh. 00
FOU SALE Fresh Bfound beef scraps
and uoue. v. uicuiirdson co. l-tt
FOU ' SALE A fcw purcbipd White
l'lymouth Uock corkurcls. E. E. Stock
wpll. Vernon. Vt. Tol. (UO-Ui. IS-fiO
FtJlt ALE Two-tPiiPincnt house. !)'
Western Ave., A. II. Coiubs, IS Oal.
(liovp 4 1-50
FOU SALE Ford tourin car or wil'
e.xchniifcp for good hnrHu WPixhiiiB 1100
or 12(1(1.. 'I'hoiio 222 or Wl-J. IIub)
FOIt HALE One 5x14 (liimm pai
with cnstings nnd BratcK; one 40x1!.
LiKbtniiis ovnporntor ; two 48x12 Bel
lown Fsilln evaiioratorn with arch"i
t'heap for iuick nalo. A. II. Lynde
West Biattli'boro, Vt. 4S-tf
FOU SALE IIONEY Buckwhpai
nnd ('lovcr in 5-pound pnilH, .$1 a pnll
post paid. A Hcnsiblc Chrintnian gif
Kunrantccd ihsolutely puro nnd witlsfac
tnry. Also bcp kccper supiilieH. Uivcr
tiide Bpp Yntds, Scotin. N. Y. CO-5:
LDST Ithttk nnd tan fpnmlc hoiind
Findcr please notify AV. F. Tnylor, I'nt
ney. Vt. 4!)-tf
IIULLED COUN AND IIOMINY de
livcred TuesdayB nnd SaturdayH. Will
hc parkcd nctir fire Blntion on Ellioi
Htrect froni 11.110 to 1.B0. Earl Putniim.
West Brattleboro, Vt. Tcl. 211-5.
MAGAZIXES AT LOWEST PHICES
AVrlte nic nbout what macnzini's yo
want. 1 can gct tbem for you at prlcci
thnt will Vnve you tnoncy. Mth. G. M
Lovc. Magn.inc Spcciallnt. South New
fane. Vt. 1-tf
Jfrr FOK COUNTRY REAL UHTAT1
of evcry dcncriplinn vev Lclnnd'-
WppKI.v Bnrgain Biillctin. Coiiy frco. A
limlted aniount of tPfritory open for loca1
ngcntw ution b comnitsHton tinHis. wrin
for nppllcatlon blnnk. Onr HPlling ngpni
for thift Kcctlon in D. W. AIIpu, Npwfauc
Tcl. 21-i:t. Dent. 21 P. F. LELAND
Estnbllshed lSlVj, Itroker ln ("ountn
Ki'nl ICHtutc, Old South Bldg., Ilostou I).
Every man has a dual duty:
1. To KiuVgmml tho ncpds of his fnnilly.
2. To Hafeguard his own liidpppndencc
in old agp. Wp issue Insurance C'on
trncts to cover botli. Call or wrlte for
iilan to fit your nceds. Natlonal Life
lns. Qo. of Vt. (Mutual.)
EARL S. HINSBEY, Gpncral Agcnt,
' Kulland. Vt.
If you read your insurance policies carefully you
will note a clausd which states that the policy
does not cover negotiable papers.
This rneans, therefore, that stocks, bonds, notes
or similar papers are . unprotected while kept
around the house.
A Safe Deposit Box at this bank costs less than a
cent a day and gives the necessary protection
against fire or theft.
HuviiiK wld my fnrni, 1 will w tbo
followiin; pcrKOii.'il propcrty :it pnbllc
mn tioii on thp iin'inlsc!-' formorly knovvn
nt tbi1 Wllliain Warn Fann, about onu
milc froni Wi-st Ilulifax villacc, on
Tuesday, Decembsr 19, 1922
At 1 O clorU V. M.
HOrSEIIOI.D GOODK Iron liod,
spniiKN. cot, matti'Psfcn, piilowH, rugH.
matlins, cxlonsion talilc, KideiKiuru,
v.ritinj; dcfk and clmir, rockorn, dhiiiiK
cliairs, coinmodiT two-lnirncr oil stovc.
hcator, calmiptH, vaHh liciicb, wrinjjpr,
iilcturPM. talili: clothn. lintikini. ciirtiiins.
bcd Hprrud, drexspr f-cni'fs, drupprloM, Hil
vprwarp, oriiaincnts. dtsliPK, kitclipn-wnrc,
fruit jarw, clock. cburn. milk puiih. pnilH. '
ce-iToam trcczci-, lamt)". wawhuowl nml
rourtppn Iipiir. puiiPts. uuirRy,
RlPiBli. Ptiltivntoi' niul liiller, rakes,
kIiovpIh, HcytliPH, croHs cut sawn, otber
Kinnll toolM. ls Bnllons naint.
Salc rosillvp. Terms cash at tline of
FRANIC T. HANlORD.
A. G. Gallup, Auflionecr.
Brginniiig Monday, Dec. 18tli. and
iintll Christmas, we will scll for
rash nt our store or dclivcrcd
anywhcro itt town
ld sark of .lolm Aldcn
sacU of Cuttci-'s Bcst"
I50TH FOR $2.00
J b"rrpl. cntton, Larabce's Bcst
Yj. barrcl, cotton, Cuttcr"s Bcht
25 pouuds Sugar
THIS ASSORT.MENT $10.00
Wo liave n full llno of fced. Iiay
nnd grain, iiicltidlug tlie Elmore
Mllk Gralns. also the Wirthniorc
nnd the Park and Pollnrd Poultry
fecds. Aslt for a copv of the Parl(
and Pollard 192a l'oultry Ycar
Brattl b:ro Grain Ca.
125 EUiot Strcet
Tlie fifticth annunl nTeting of the
Jamaica SaviiiRs Bnnk for tbe clection
if ollicers nnd the trnnsaction of neces
;ary business will be held ut tbe bank
ng 1ioum in .Inniaica on the last
WcdiiPHday in Dceember, it being the
7th day, at 10 o'clock n. m.
.1. H. ItOP.INSON.
Jnmaien, Vt., Dec. 12, 1022. 50
TO LET Garnge In Putney. Vt.
HOxIlO; first huilding east of I'olp Paper
lill, fonnerly the D. II. Sinlth rppalr
hop. Chas, 11. Grant. UlKt Canal St..
Jlrnttlcboro, Vt. Tel. 017-M. 50-tf
You and Your Friends Are Cordially Invitcd to Altcnd
A Free Public Lecture On
By Mr. George Shaw Cook, C. S. B. of Chicago, 111.
Member of The Bonrd of Lccturcshlp ot Tlie Mothcr Church,
The First Church of Cbrist, Sclentist, iu Boston, Mtiss.
Given by FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST
IN THE CHURCH EDIFICE, PUTNEY ROAI)
Monday Evening, December 18;. 1922, at 8 O'clock
EDITOR OF S1FTER DIEH.
Had Ilccti III About Fivc Wcclts South
londonderry .Man Had Worhcd on
Nmv Yorh Stm and World.
Henry Eliicrt MuiuIpII, 01. cditor of
the Londonderry Stftpr, dicd hore
Wndni'Mhiy nf niipmit.' oonia nftPr an
illnpss of about five weekn, the hiHt thrce
wcpUm of which ha was in Brnttlpboro.
Born in Brookliuo July 2. 18(51, he
wn.s one of five children of Danlcl and
Mury , (Ilnldcnl .Mundcll. lle took up
itPWpaj)or work in carly life and for 15
ycarH worked on pnpers in New York
city n's rpportor. Anions these papers
v.'crc the Sun nnd the World. The pub
lishcrn of the World offered hiin a pohI
tion within the pnnt ycnr or two, hut hc
dcclinod to accppt bpcnuse he preferrcd
country life tb life of the city. For the
pnst Kix years he had been editor of the
He had lived in Pepkskill, X. Y.. and
Liberty. N. Y and it wna while living
in the latter plnce, about 12 years uko,
that hiH wlfe, Mrs. Einmo E. (Sbields)
Mundcll, wiiom hc lnarried nbout 21
yparH ago, dicd.
,Mr. JMundell Itjavo.H non, .1. Henry
Mumicll, a junlor in Veriuont ncndemy
at Saxtonn ltivcr, nnd a daughtcr, Mlss
Altha Mnrie - Mundcll, who Hves at
bome, -nl.-uj or lC.jrti4r.vFiiink Mundpll
of Moutaguc. Jlnss. A brothcr, Willlnm.
dicd nbout 30 ycars ngo, n brother,
Clnrk, dicd 11 yearn obo, and n Hister,
MrH .Elln I'iiillips, dicd nbout 20 years
ugo. A .sistcr, Itosie, dicd at the age of
thrce ypnrs. Ile lcavoH scveral tiiece
Mr. Mundcll wns a mpmbcr of the Odd
FcIIowh lodcu ln Snutb Londonderry and
until thrce ycars ogo was a mPinber of
the I'riiitcrs' Union in Npw York city.
The funpj-al will be held nt ; o clock
this uiciriunu' nt St. Miehael'H Ho
niiiii t'utholie church nnd tho burial wil!
takc place ln St. Micbnels ccmctery .
Second Largest Plant at Bellows Falls
Bought by Iludson Bas Co. of Xew
Y'orli Wages Inpreascd.
BELLOWS FALLS, Dec. 11. An
nounecment is mndc of tho sale of th
Moore & Thompson I'ajvr company'c
mill, the second largcst herc, to the Hud
son Bag cornpany of New York city
The sale includes all rcal cstate and per
sonal propcrty and posbpsaion alrcud.
has been given. The new owners bave
notified the 70 or more eniployes of nn
incrcase of wagcs varying from 2 to 22
per cent. dntcd Dec. 12.
Thp new owncrs arc cxtensivc manu
fncturers of craft papcr bags, usins
about 40 tons of paper stock daily, an
avcrage of 24 tons bavlng been made for
them hometimcs by tbe local mill. Ar
rangcinents nre being mndo to incrcase
the production hcie to the total used.
and tbo company'H bag plant, nnploying
froni ItOO to 400 persons, may be movcd
hcre if sultnble nrrangcuicnts can be
Frrderick L Tbom-'son, tho formc;'
nrinciiial nwner of the Moorc & Tbomp-
fon mill, iti understood to be interentcd
in the bag compnny. Superintendcnt A
L. Brookhouse wlll manage tbe looal
mill for the prcsent. The mill was huilt
in 1872 by Moore & Arins. but bns been
murh incrcnscd in size nnd capnclty. It
was lneorporated as the Moore &
'I uompson Paper coinpany nbout 25
Willlnm II. Gilchrtst. 81. one of Bnr
net'n leading citlzens, dicd nt his homc
in .Melndops Dec. 1. lie was a veteran
of tho Civil wur, a merchant in Mc
Indocs for luany ycars, at qno time nsso
clate ludge of Caledonia county court
nnd the holdcr of niany olfices in Barnet,
besldi's being nctive in the Odd Fcllows
lodge nnd Knights ot pytlitas. or many
ycars he was vice jircsidcnt of the Nn
tional bank of Woodsvlllp.
F III DAY, DECEMI1EU 11
THE VERMONT PHCENIX
Fubllshed ln Brattleboro evcfy FrbUy.
STJIJSCRIPTON TRICE ?2.00 A YEAR;
$1.50 for elght montlis; $1.00 for ilx montha;
75 ccnts for four months; 50 cents for thrce
months. All tubscriptlons are payable ttrtctlj
ln auvance, and all papera are itopped
promptly at tliclr expirntlon unlcss the ub
scriptions arc renewcd.
Ratea of display advertlsing fumUhed on ap'
plication. Small classlfied advertliernents, 1U
ccnts per llne first Insertlon, five cents per line
cach subsequent Insertlon.
(Entered at the Urattleboro post ofGce as
second class malt matter.)
TO STOP BOOTLEGGING.
If it is deslrcd to cncl the trallic of the
bootlpggers, writes u Washington corre
spondcnt, a simple niptbod of nccoinp
lishmi'iit wonld be to tnku all pcunllieH
otl t-i'lling liquor nnd ulli.x tlicm to tlie
bii.ving of it. If tlie purphascr of wliis
key was duc to ro to jail nnd tho maii
who M)hl it to hiin coiild tpstify without
dnngor to himsplf, nobody would dare
patronize a booth'Kger. A mitn will takc
L'liiincPK on boing poisoned. hut he will
not dnlibcintcly lay hiinself open to per
petual blackinail. You would not tbcn
liod liootL'KKcrs books listing the nanicn
of rcspcetuble citinons with thcjr htiind
ilig ocdets for tbe forbidden jllice.
This is a pretty radicnl suggotioii,
to extroiiie for piacticul ailoptiou. llf
the two cla'Tips of olfcmlpis, r.cllcrs and
purchaspi-s of eontrnband liqnor, the
sclh'fs ate pei'hapn the more cnlpable,
bcc.iusc tliey nre in tl- ruiiic purely for
profit, wllbout any of the uo-callcd
'ainlnble weaknchS of liimmii iriturp'
hat is prPMimcd to rlinraftci'ize tho
consutner. Jt would uarilly ue inir to
punnliso tlie buyer only, as the law novv
.icimlizps tbe spllor only. It would
.lardly succpcd, cithcr, in stopping the
traffip, for the bo'Jtlcgger, if made im
muhe froni punishinpnt, might be cx
iicctcd htill to kcep.hls sales hccrct, for
ood business reasons.
But it is obviously wrong, as well ns
(."oniirc, to hold one party to an il
'cgal transaclion respoitsible for it. Sup
,iose tlie buycr of bootlcg llquor were
pcnalizcd as wcll ns the sellcr. Tbcn,
in case of necd, rither seller or buycr
i-oulil be given lcgal immunlty lov tum-
ug state's cvidenee agtinst 'the otlier.
!'hnl would uccomplish somethlng.
A "TOY CLEARING HOUSE."
A 'Toy Clcnrlng House" has been
ipened ln one o the big cltlert ns a prc
Miristmns activity. Ilcadquarters arc
ostnblishcd in nn acecssiblo down-town,
ocntion. Hcre nll children are urgcd to
iring discnrded nnd outgrown plny
tbiiigs. A force of workers will repalr
,uch articlcs as nccd it and from the
lcnrlng hou.-ip on Christmnii cve the re
iuvenntcd trcasures will be distributed
unor.g children who othcrwise would
! ave no Christmas gifts.
Thcre is soinetliing vury appealing
ibout tbe plan. It cncourages thougbt
ilncss and unselfi!hiiess. It will nfford
"Htold joy to little folks who give nnd
who reccive. It lias ulso nnother vnl
uible featurc. It teaches evcry child
ho contributcs from his passcsaions the
. son of passing things along which can
be cnjoycd by others instcad of hoardins
ihcm usclcMly for himself. He leams
in be Khares that cvcn the most beloved
posse.ssion, if it no longcr scrvcs itf
iriginal purpose, is fitly cherisbcd When
t is offcrcd for service f-oinewhcre else.
A gcnrrntion traincd' to such a view
uoint jjot on'y will hnve gained grcatl.v
n iiracticul gcnprosity. It will come up
lcvotd of that hnbit of seiisclpss accu
'iiulution ot unuscd articlcs which has
foggiil the visiou lind cluttcrcd the
'loiiM'holds of its nncestors for pencra-
Coastlng accidents nra begluuing to
ipiwar with frequcncy in thp news, moM
f them being collisions with moyir
vehiclPS. Tho drlvcr of nn automobile
mny hnve his car under perfect control
uid do cverythlng iu his power to nvold
the sppcding slcd, but tho sled isn't so
ca.slly controllcd, especially if it is a
licavily loadcd doublo runner. IIlghwayH
an uever be sjifcly Uh-cd nt tho snmr
time by coastcrs and motorlsls.
Itcsidents of New; York city are ngaln
bothered by the synurn bug in the city
wntcr systeni, a mlcro-otganism which
ufakes the wntcr tnsto like cucunihers,
If Prohlbltion Dircctor Ycllowley of that
city puts his plan for n dry hollday over
tli!" top, tlils cucninbcr-flavorcd bcverage
be nbout all that New Yorkcrs wlll
be servcd in nnj- public placo hollday
Tlie enormous kuiii to be distributed
by tbo Christmas suvings clubs of the
country nnd tho ycnrly growth of thcse
clubs hIiov.- tbut people renliy llkc to kave
when they onco lcarn lww.
A lot of mothcrs will be ghid to see
a cold snnp two. Evcry one BtreiiKth
piis the i nnd tunkcs it safcr for tbe
Mlstletop is reported scnrce this sea
fon, but we nhall hardly cxpcct it to
hold up nny hollday osculntion ln which
pcoplo fiN;I like enKaging.
Only sevpii more short shopping ilays
beforo Dec. 25.
OF BANK MERGER
Stockholders of Two Banks Get
Outlinc of Proposal
Undcr Arrangcmpnt Sald to I5o Fnvored
hy Directors Vermont Stockholders
Wlll Own Flvc-Elghtlis.
Furtlicr detnlls of tbo propobcd consol
idntion of the Vermont nnd I'eonles nn
tinnnl bank.'i nre contalned in n lettcr
sent out Snturday to stockholders in the
latter institution. ln uddition to formnl
noticp of tbe special mcptiug Fridny
Dpc. 20. pnch lettcr contalned a personn
slatcinent from President .7. G. Estcy,
glving tbe basis of tlie proposcd merger
ln so far n It affccts Peonles bank stock
nnd exprcsslng the opinlon thnt stock
in tlie consolidatcd bank would yicld
greater dlvhlcnds than nre now rcccived
on reoples liank stock.
Stockholders also lccclved proxies fa
voruble to tbe cousolldiitlou plan made
out to It. L. Fitts nnd M. P. Mnurice
with the renuest that they sigu the
proxies and scnd tlicm back iu case thej
cannot attcnd the imetlng. A fuvornblc
vole ot two-tbirds ot the stock of eacl:
bank Is requircd to malte tbe consollda
I'nder tbo merger plan, it is under
stood, Peoples bank stockbolders will re
ceive oiip nnd one-hnlf shares of stocl
in the consolidatcd bnnk for eacb sban
they now hold. 1 his wlll rciircsent tbe
siiine book valuc ns tbpir prcsent hold
ings. but tlie par of tho new stock is t
be $5(1, while tbe par of tbe People!
stock is SKKI. Vermont Natlonal stock
holders, it la sald, nre to be olfercd stocl
in tlie iii'oiKi.-til bank on u i-bnre loi
nhare bnsis nml iu ndditioti nic to re
celve n mmi dlvlder.d to rpcoricile tb
values iu the new sto.'ks. Under thi
plan tbe present ermoiit Nationnl banl
utOCKnoItleru would own live-elgbths nui
.i.... ... ii ...
three-cightlm of tlie consolidatcd concerr
oentiinent ngninxt tne proposed mer
ger, wliich has been manilcst since it
inltial iiniioiinccmcnt, does not seem t'
nlmte r.s detaibi of the plan becoin
known. Wliether this fccllng will hav
nny cfl'cct on tlie action of tbe stocl
holders remnins to he seen. No one i
hea'rtl lo qucstion tlie gooil faith of thov
who ndvocnte the plan, but tcn busines
men doubt its wisdom to every one wb
There is little llkclihood tliat nctiv
oppomtion will mantlcst ltself in tb
stockholdcr.s' mectings of Dec. 2ft, how
over, as it is pointcd out that opponcnt
or .tlie consoiiitatlon can accomplisli a
mueh by staying nway and not mnkin
out tbcir proxies m view of tbe necesnit
of n two-tbirds vote of the stock of eac
bank to put it tbrough.
Tbe letter of President Estey to tl
Peoples banl: stockholders follows:
"December 0. 1022.
"Encloscd you will find lecal notlc
of special mceting of thb Stockholders o
the Peoples Natlonal Bnnk.
"The basis of the proposed consolida
tion with tbe Vermont Nntionnl Bnn
'provldes for our .Stockholders receivin
one nnd one-hnlf shnres of the consol
datcd Bnnk for ench sharo of stocl: of tbr
1,'coples Bunk now owned by them.
"The stock in the new Bank which
you will rcceive will represent the snnv
liook value ns now pxists for the stoel
of the Peoples Bank, which you now
"I believe the stock in the consolidutc("
Bank will yicld u greater dividend rcturi
liian wc now reccive on our People
Bnnk stock. I believe that this consol
dation is iu evcry way for tlie best Intei
sts of the Stockholders.
"If, for uny reason, you will no h
able to uttcnd the mceting on Ieccmbe
20th, will you please sign the onclospi
proxy, which authorizcs your vote '
favor of tbo consolidation, nnd rcturn tb
atne to mc at your early convenience.'
"lr you will be able to ntteud tbe meet
mg, 1 will greatly apprcciate your so tr
lienting on tbo cncjoscjil card.
"A stamped cnvclope is enclosed c
'our use in renlying. Your prompt n
tion will be grputly appreciatPd.
lours very truiy.
"J. G. ESTEY.
Details of tbo proposed nationnl ban
mprger witli refcronco to sloekuoldcrs i
ihe Vennont Nationnl lianl; are ex
ulained in letters which thcv reccive
Wcdni'nlay from Charles G. Staplci
ashicr. Witli these. letters were proxic
In'the name of A. F. Schwenk nnd F. I
Burnett autborizlng a vote in favor i
he mprger. The letters jioint out tlu
'be Vennont banl: proposes to contribut
.?tf21,(K)0 to the nssets of Ihe new ban
md to reccive 5,000 nliarcs of stock to 1
exchangcd for its prcMint stock, whii
tbe Peoples bank would coutribu
$402,(;tK) and reccive 3,000 shareu, p:
value 50, to be exchanged for its 2.01
shnres of stock. The combined capitn
surplus itml undivided profits of the co.
solidated bank would amount V
?1. 3 13,000.
Tbe lettcr follows:
We are enclosing hcrf.with legnl notli
of a special mceting of the stockholdei
of tbe Vermont Nationnl Bank for tl
purpose of votiug upon u phin for tb
consolidation of tlils bank and the PtH
plea Nationnl Bnnk of Brattleboro, Ver
We nre also enclosing hcrewith n cop
of lettcr forwnrded to nll customers o
this bank, which glvcs some of the rei.
sons wby we believe this consolidatio
would tie tor tlie liest intcrests ot ou
stockholders nnd cuHtomers,
If this plan becomcs cffcctlve nl
shareholders of tho Vermont Nationn
Bank will reccive one share nf stock i
the consolidatcd bnnk for cach shnre o
stock now held hy them. The Fropb
Natlonal Bnnk will contrlbuto to tb
nssets of the new bank $402,(100 and n
celve 3,000 idiarps, pnr vulue $50, of tli
stopk of the new iiunk. The Vermon
Nntlonal Bank wlll cnntrllmte to th
nssets of tbe new bank $821,000 and re
celvo 5.000 shiires which wlll he px
clmngcd for the 5,000 shnres of stock ol
this banl: now otitstnnding,
Tbe catiltnl. surnlus nnd undivid
profits of tbe comolidnted bank will be
as lottows :
Cnpitnl $ 400.0IK)
Undivided profits 313,000
The assets of this lumk
nfter contributiiig $S21,000 to tho nssets
ot tne new bank wlll bo llquldnted nnd
dlvldcd nmong the stockholdprs of this
uaiiK in toriii ot n dtvtdend.
It ls the hellcf of our Board of Dlrcc
tors tliat the, consolidation wlll be for
tlio iicst.intcrpstH of our Rtockholdcrs.
L'litcss you nro rqutto sitru thnt you
(Continued WrPago Four)
DR. CRIFFIN WILL
TO BE CONTESTED
Sister Claims Incompetency and
Camp XnmaschatiB Involvcd ICstalo
Given Ltrgcly (o Slfders of Notro
Dame and CatlioIIc T'nlvcraily.
Camp Namaselmug, the fiumnipr cnmp
for bojs foiimlcd nt Spofford Jnke, Ctiea-
ii-wieiu, .x. ji oy uu inte ltcv. l)r. Ju m
Gnuin ot the ('nthohe ITnivnrHlrv ..i
Amencn nt Wnnhingtou, is in litig..tio
as is the lcst of tlr. GrllHn'.q natMte.
tbrough a will contest brougbt bv Ur.
(triUin's sitcr,Miss Mury A. GritBn of
.Mt. Vernon, N. V. Tlie camp propcrty
is valned nt $10,000, nnd probably a like
uiiuuiii. is represeiucd ln tlie rcst ot tha
Mixs Gritiin luw rctained Bnrhpr. Ttnr.
ber & Miller of Brnttleboi-o nnd (llmrlna
II. Ifcrsey of Kcene ns counsel. nml tlie
tttorneys for tbe est.-itn nvn IMitl
r'nulkuer of Kcene nnd Johu P. Mnloney
t w v, au strcet. New lork, the pro
Mineilt. Attornevs Fr.mk K. Hnrher nf
!5rnttleboio und Pbillii IT. PnnH.nnr it
Kcene left on Tu-Mla.v for New York
o takp dcpesitionn bcforp John E. Don
.icllj. commi.s-sioner nppoiutcd by tbo pro
jate court i;i Kcene to take tcstimonv.
.Vitneiises to Dr. Grillin's will nnd codi
II will bo cininined.
Dr. Gridiu, v.ho was a nolcd chpmist
ii the Cntholie Fniveryity of Atncriea
md inventor of a jKiisoiious gns, wnn
.vell-known hcre, whcre be had relntivcn
Vliom be visited. He dieil nt tlip lininn nf
:h? School Sisters of Notre Dame in Bal
timore, where he had lived sereral ycar,
ov. IU. 1U21, after nn illness ot severnl
.'eeks following a sbock. About 10 week
cfore he dicd bj executed a codicU to hli
'ill Sept. 3. The will was exccoted less
ban two years bcfore.
r The will was allowcd pro forma in ,the
Cccne probate court. It gave tho sister,
liss GrifDn, an annulty of 500, and nll
lo rest of the propcrty was given to the
chool Sistcrs of Notre Dame and the
atliolic Univcrslty of Amencn. under
nditigns namcd in this story.
Miss Griflin. tbrough hcr connscl ftled
' petition to hnve tlie probnte of the wlll
e-examined, as is providcd by the New
Inniiishire statutcs. nnd to hnve tbe for
icr probate declarcd void. Thp taking of
lepositions is in pivpnration for a rcnl
ght iu the next April term of the supe
ior court in Kcene. The case will be
tried by jury.
The will is contcsted on grounds of
icntal incompptency nt tbe time the will
nd codieil were made nnd on grounds nf
ndue intluence being brougbt to bear on
)r. Gs-ifiin. The contestant, Miss ClrifB
laim? thnt she aasistcd hcr brother
hrough college, bouglit books for him and
'onned him money, nnd thut they alwav
vcre on friendly terms until aftcr he
vcnt to tho School Sisters of Notre
)ame. Thcn he .munifestcd a coolness to
,vnnl ber. but three weeks bcfore he dieil
le sent for ber and sbe r.emained with
iim. She is his oulv surviving hcir.
Tlie will of Dr. GriOin. executed .Tan.
!9. ll2i), provjdfd,.tbn.t nftcr his dcbts
ere jmid .Ou. be clverito hla sister,
Mury A. Grlffln. All his books, scipntific
ippnratus nnd mntcrlal iu his rooma nt
hc Cntholio Ujiivcrslty of America nt
Washington, D, C. werp'to go to tlm unl
rersity. All the rest wns given to his ct-
eutors in trii4r tor t"esp uspb: Paymcnt
nnuallv "f "fto I.. rn"o--.nl,tn in!t''ll
tn to tbe sister, Mary, durlng tbp rest
'f hcr life ; tne uiu.,i i' ciunp at Spof
ird lake to be continued for five years
nd the balnnce of the profits, nftcr pav
ng his nlster's annuit.v, to bp paid to the
'chool Sisters of Notre Dame in Balti
lore for providinrr courscs in instructini
i scieticrs nnd mnthcmnties for tench
ig tbe sisters of tlie Ordcr nnd buyir"
ccessary appar.itus and matori.il.
At tbo cxniratinii of tive years nfter
is di-cease if tbe Schoftl Sistera of Not".
'nmo sn dcsircd the expfutort sbould
y privnte sale or aitction the CIipm. .
Md prnerty, the proceeds to be paid t
'rp School Sisters of Notra Dame fi r
itnblit.bment of the John J. GrifDn Mi
orinl Fund, the incnme onlv to ,be ufd
fter pnying tlie Mary (irifnn nnnuit.r
r providing lccturcs at'd courfjps in tnt
aturnl scicuccs and tnatbcmatics for thf
'chool Sif terw of Notre Dame and for m
nnunl tucmorial mass to he offcrcd I'
be rcsimnte of tho sonl of the testnti i
u tbe Cbapel of Notre Dame.
Ou Sept. 23. lO'fl, Dr. Grlffin executed
codieil lo hiH will. the only cbanscs b
ng to rcinove.'thc nccM'uty of ontinu'e"
'ie Mitnmcr camti five yenrs k after hit
tcath nml to allow the titne of the coe
nuance nnd sale to be determincd at tb'
II of the School Sisters of Notre Dnme.
Cnmp Nainnscb".ug is on the northcast
n shore of Spefford like in ('hosterHobl
'out 12 xiiIIpm from Brattleboro nnd 10
'les from Kppnr. N. H. The camp
ildings nre nll. of reccnt fuistruetion.
bstnntially bnilt. Many of them nre
- tli sbore of the lake, forming an im
'ing lino of Mructiwei which nlwn-
cltcs the cnmieents of t''p tourists who
the main hiKliway skirting the east
n sbore of tlie lake. Tlie oentcr of cnmp
tivitics is Owaupco House, a three
ory buMdl'ig which caps n vocky elcvn
n pr itrmling into thu lake. Tho unpei
ory is nn nmuscment hnll. TJii wwl
iry in givpn over t.i workshops nnd the
wer ijtorv forms the wnter gnte of tbe
iup. There is n chnrel, )irineipnl's
li'P, Kitnv.Dnv TTiiU t- pi ".1100 out-
couditions are nufavorable, tent"
;t'i floors. outbuilding-. n ilect: of motor
ints. tail honts. war cnnocs, 30 canoes,
"i row h"nts, ctc.
HENRY A. PROUTY DIES.
ivrd Hcre Most of His Life, Much of
Timp as Fircriinii
Henry A. Frouty, 08, dicd Wcdnesday
.tcnoon at 3.30 o'clock, in tha home of
s nephew, Julius Frouty of 7 Western
ivenue, dcutli rcsultlng from hcnrt fall
iv. Ho hud l)ecn ill only a week. lle
ns cmplojed by tho. O. E. Bradle
1 lo wns born iu Townshend July 17.
1554. Ho m.irrled Miss Fnnnio Kcnip of
.Vldthtonc, Va over 40. ycars ago uud
racticully nll his murricd lifo had been
pent in Brattleboro, He worked as
iremnu scveral ycurai for the Cnrncntcr
tlrgtui compaiiy, ulso at tho Brattleboro
ltetrcnt. Bcshics his wlte, hd leaves fivc
'hildrcn. Mr. Ella Day of Worcester,
M''ss,. Floyd II. npd Guy A, Prouty nnd
Mrs. Lecnn E. Bnvls of Brattleboro nnd
.'ra, Earl Rich of Lanranter, N, lt. He
ilso Ipiivps six grnndchihlivn ntid one
brother, Dana Prqut.v of Dover, and onp
lster, Mr. Fml rinmpson of Bruttlc-
. Tlm funeral will'he IipM Snturday
nftcrnoon nt 1 o'clock in Moran
Itohde's undcrtaklng rpoms' on Grnvp
Mtrect. llpv. E. P. Wood, pustor of All
fiot'lschiirch, wlll. ofijeinte. Tbo burial
ylll tnke place ln Venl Dummerston,