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0 VOL.8. NO. 231. BRATTLEBORO, VERMONT, TUESDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 30. 1020. THREE CENTS ONZI PLEADS GUILTY IS GIVEN SENTE, AND NCE OFF, IVE YEARS IN JAIL Admits He Used Mails to Defraud Only One of 43 Counts of Indictment Against Him Considered at Trial Attorney Says Much Urging Was Neces sary to Get Him Change Plea CORK CITY HALL SET ON FIRE TODAY A Sinn Fein Club ami a Wharf Also Ablaze Heavy Damages Are Reported. P.ELFAST, Nov. 30. The city hall at U'oik was set on tire today, xuouius i Vhe Sinn Fein flub ami one wharf were tO also ablaze and much damage hail been done tins morning, uccoioiug i u..-.-from Cork. CREDITORS TO MEET DECEMBER EIGHTH Discredited Financier Will London Like Armed Camp. LONDON. Nov. 30. With Downing street and its immediate neighborhood shut off from the rest of the city by a high fenee which was constantly under the eves of uniformed men and with the par liament buildings heavily guarded, gov ernment sections of London today as-si-nied the atmospheie of an armed camp. , 1 ? X fTU nM Pllltlie till ildines iii London and in many xiave iu ijAf""" i" 0f Millions Government Prosecutor Says Pohzi Is About $2,000,000 Short Committed Government to Fraudulent Scheme TIOSTON. Nov. RED MEN OPEN TRADING POST ARREST THREE IN FOR MURDER Indications of Gruesome Criminal Record In Town of Fair Haven FIFTEEN-YEAR-OLD GIRL REVEALS CRIME of the other large cities of England were WL4 Tin TliA With Their' closely guarded against Sinn Fein attacks What He Via VVim AUdl detachments of police and dctee- ! fives last night. . i The financial loss sustained by fires of Saturday night in Liverpool is estimated jit I.OOO.OW nounds sterling. The killing of 1 police recruits at j 1 Maeroom. Ireland, yesterday has already, been followed by reprisals by the I'.lack : land Tan and it is repoited there is an! exodus of frightened people from towns' near where the recruits were attacked. on Chirles l'on.i. ! .Masked men entered and set nre 10 me promoter of the get-rieh-quick sdi'im njJol)rnal lflst llieht considerable damage thousands of persons nuesieu "- was done the building Owen Hayes Was Struck Down With; Club and Thrown Into River Rob-j bery tlie motive Suicide and Illicit liove Involved in Story of OriininaLs. RUTLAND. Nov. SO.-Joscph S. Duff-1 any, IVter W. Longe, L. L. Ilardwell and) Herbert Lowell, alias Fi nest Lovell, all j of Fair Haven, are in the Rutland Ci'tv linaar in Festival Hall Every Night This Week Except Wednesday . Starts with Turkey Supper. , A trading post or bazaar was opened last night by Quonekticut tribe of Red .Men in Festival hall, to be carried on each night throughout the week with the exception of Wednesday evening, when there will be a show iu the Auditorium. The festivities began with a turkey supper in Red Men's hall, following which the party marched to Festival hall, headed by St. Mary's drum corps of Turners Falls. The Rube band from (ireeniie'd, Mass.. also had a place in the parade. Musical selections were ren dered in the hall by the drum corps and band, and the drum corps was then taken to Red Men's hall, where they were served supper. When they returned to Festival hall the drum major of the arps gave an interesting exhibition, fol lowing which there was dancing until midnight. There will be some sort of an enter tainment each night, including local tal ent productions, and there will be danc ing every night, including Saturday, Wale's orchestra furnishing music for dancing. The affair is being conducted by the Mohawk Kazaar Co. of Greenfield, for the local Red Men. The local committee consists of E. .1. Lavelle. F. F. Clark, J. O. Tucker, Lewis Grotto, Waldo Wells. Harold J. Rastian, F. M. Hol iday. The hall has been decorated prettily with. red. white ami blue crepe paper streamers which meet at the center chandelier and extend to various points ! around the hall. There also are red. white and blue decorations around the balcony. BIG FIRE LOSS IN CONCORD, N. H White's Opera House Block Burns, Causing Loss of $150,000 Former Justice Hughes In Christian Science Case CONCORD DAILY PATRIOT DAMAGED Owen per cent in interna- 50 of sentence counsel for which lions of dollars befoie it collapsed last August, pleaded guilty to using the mails in a scheme to defraud in the federal dis trict court today. Sentence of five years in the Plymouth county jail was imposed by Judge Hale. The court took into consideration only the first count of one indictment of 4; counts in which it was charged that Pon ? had represented that he was able to iv interest at the rate of . in 43 days from profits made tional reply coupons. Iu arguing on the question Daniel II. Coakley. senior I'onzi, told the court that it was only after strenuous advice from counsel and member of the discredited financier s familv that he agreed to retract his plea of not guilty and plead guilty instead. '.Mr. I'onzi insisted ami .sum "ir-.r-i.-. j f.,riiiff ther was in his mind no intent to defraud ;UUIUU anvonc" his counsel declared. Ponzi will begin his sentence at the countv jail in Plymouth with s." counts of the federal indictments against him on file and with charges of larceny in many counts outstanding against him in the state courts. He is due also to face his creditors ot whom there are more than ll.'HMt. on Dec. N when he will he suDject to ineir .(lo tions ns to what he did with the lions entrusted to him of which ernl receivers have been able to onlv a small part. The argument of Attorney Coakley in Ponzi's behalf was based on a claim that Members of the special constabulary attached to the London Metropolitan po lice have been warned to hold themselves readv for service should the continu ance of trouble in England charged to the Sinn Fein necessitate their being called out. The special constabulary composed of thousands of civilians who volun tarily assist the regular police when necessary. The police today issued this state ment with regard to the early morning bomb explosion in London : "As far as the police authorities can judge the evidence does not point to the occasion being due to any organized attempt of general damage to property." jail charged with the nnndcr of Hayes of Fair Haven on or about Octo ber 6th. last. The first three, arrested a- suspects late last evening, were bended at Fair Haven by Constah! J. Drown and Detective .Janus R. appro-. John I Wood i (Continued on Page C.) SOLONS-ELECT TO HAVE DINNER HERE Find Bomb at Marshfield. Arrangements Being Made for Meeting December 15 of Windham County Members of Coming legislature. Arrangements are being made for a ,1 ;.,.,.,. at !. I. II.. X-.,1.. 1.. i Dee. w hen all the repi escntativcs-elect ' and Unit a Mru.i 1 f roin W'i iitfllinni lAnnti i tufciiw-'-.tvi i loin iiiitwwutii vvtui ( will b invitl to come to Jr;itthboro to Idus strios, who wi.I be the last among th" NKWrORT, Eng., Nov. ."50. The j state officers to speak here. It is planned police today discovered a small bomb atjto have the affair iirformal and strictly Marsldield." four and one-half miles south-; non-political. j east of here, another bomb was found j L S. Itrigham. commissioner of agricnl-; at another small town, the Borough of.ture, will be in P.rattleboro Wednesday,' Dec. N, when he will sneak in the Chamber mil- his fed-retrieve (Continued on Page 8.), CHARGED WITH HIDING EVIDENCE of Corumerce rooms. DANVILLE FAHMEIi FINED. SiYteen Members of Employers' Associa tion Arrested Block Committee In vestigating Building Trust. NEW YORK. Nov. "0. Sixteen of the I'd membeis of the Employing Metal lie Furring and Lathing association were arrested today on charge of de stroying evidence needed by the legisla tive committee investigating the building trust. They pleaded not guilty and were held in 1,00 each. I mm. lifalthlJ.ndeweal Men,Womerrand Children X Four Bottles of Canadian High Wine Found Admits Selling. DANVILLE, Nov. :iO. Four officers from St. .Tohnsbury visited the farmhouse of Milo P.aird. Sunday afternoon, with a search warrant ami found four bottles of "Canadian high wine." which they confiscated. Paird. who was held oil the charge of keeping 'iquor with intent to sell, pleaded guilty in municipal court yesterday morning. He was lined $."00 and costs amounting to He was also sentenced to the house f correction at the state prison for not less than 4 nor more than 12 months, but his prisou sentence was remitted. JAPAN WITHDRAWS ON RACIAL EQUALITY Waits for More Opportune Moment Coming Week Critical Test for League of Nations. , (JEN EVA. Nov. T.O (Associated Press) In announcing at today's session of the assembly of the league of nations that Japan would not press the issue of racial equality at this year's session. Viscount l.hii said: "Japan will patiently wait her time until an opportune moment shall present itself." The Japanese delegation, he added, also had decided t withdraw its protest against annual meetings of the assembly although it requires five months'" time for a delegation from Japau to make the long journey ami return. Many delegates to the meeting of the assembly regard the coming week as the most critical ieriod in the history of the oiganization. (Questions which have been settled in committees by a majority vote after a stubtiorn contest in some cases nuist be decided in f;e assembly by a unanimous vote-. Th only exceptions are in the case of the election of new niem-' bers and of amendments. If the assembly? proves capable of agreeing without a dis senting vote on the difficult problems to be j placed before it during the next few days it will, iu the estimation of some of the leading members, have passctl a gcrous point. Loss Mostly to Publisher of the Taper (Juests of .Adjoining Hotels Driven from Their Beds Firemen Prevent Spread of the Blaze. CONCO'llD. N. II., Nov. 30. The plant of the Concord Daily Patriot was heavily damaged by fire which virtually destroyed White's Opera houe block early today. The bulk of the loss, esti mated at $1 HO ,000, was sustained by Ed ward J. Gallagher, publisher of the news pajer, who also owned the building. Other occupants of the structure were the Chamber of Commerce, the Repub lican state committee, three shops and the theater, which was the oldest in the city. The fire started iu the property room of the theater, where an amateur per formance was given last night. The damage to the offices, press and compos ing rooms of the Daily Patriot, which were on the ground floor, was mainly caused by water. . The building was in the center of 'the business district and the firemen had gieat difficulty in preventing the flames from spreading to adjoining structures. Guests of the Lennox hotel on the north of the opera house and of the Lincoln . . l . 1 I t ..J! noust' lf ine west were viiuthi out m their beds., They descended to the hotel offices a'ld th streets with their baggage hurriedly collected and remained there until the .danger was over. Tlie onera house was one of the city's landmarks. For M) years it had housed! the principal stock companies that came here and many famous theatrical stars had appeared in it. BOSTON, Nov. SO. Charles E. Hughes, former justice of the United States supreme court, completed to day hi.H arguments for trustees of Christian Science Publication society in the various actions that have been grouped for a decision by the Massa chusetts supreme court bearing on the dispute between the directors of the church and trustees over question of authority. "There is a harmony which results from despotic power and another which results from a unity of religious views," said Judge Hughes. "There were indications that Mrs. Eddy feared the despotic power of these di rectors when she drew the deed of trust creating the publishing society and therefore gave the first members concurrent powers with the directors. " The unity which these directors wish is the unity of despotic power. This is a unity which might destroy the or ganization they are to uphold." DOCKET FOR APRIL DEATH COMES TO . FA ILLS Had Suffered Long and Pa tiently in Home on High Street MRS ONE OF TOWN'S BEST KNOWN WOMEN Prominently Identified for Most of Her Life with Philanthropic and Religious Organizations Agent Many Years of Thompson Trust. Mrs. Augusta E. (P.lanchard) W ells. SO, widow of Francis A. Wells, died at S.10 o'clock last evening in her home at 107 High street after a long illness marken bv exceptional patience and fortitude. She sustained a shock June 1? and a sec ond one Aug. 20, and while it was realized that recovery was impossible, which knowledge Mrs. Wells shared, her condi- TERM IS GROWING Variety of Cases Entered, Including Damage and Divorce Suits of! WESTMINSTER MAN SUES FOR $5,000 WANT MILK PLANT IN BELLOWS FALLS Delegates from Windham, Windsor, Cheshire and Sullivan Counties Ex press Themselves Favorably. Tweety delegates from Windham and 'through their next BRATTLEBORO MAN THE WEATHER. Cloudy and Warmer Tonight Probably Snow Wednesday. WASHINGTON. Nov. V.i). The wea ther forecast : Cloudy tonight. Warmer in New Hampshire and Vermont. Wednesday unsettled. probably light snow. Moderate variable winds. Windsor counties in ermont and Cheshire and Sullivan counties in New Hampshire, including the four county presidents of the New England Milk Pro ducers' association, county ents from Windham and Windsor counties and a farmer from each railroad shipping sta most dau-ltion in the milk territory around ! l.lt. . I J, ill,. li'oll. dav to discuss the ouestion of a milk plant similar to the one under con struction at the Bradley farm here. .1,1 - ? ? .1 1 ..1 .1... f.w.- tliot TO OP 4 rpT PAVCI TT 1 "e Oisciissiou uveK.i-u me inn mai lo o 1 A I LUiN oulil interest in the project had increased mate rially since the first meeting early last summer, and in a roll call of the delegates every district was represented as being in favor of carrying out the project. Plans weie uyide for holding a meeting of each of the 1.1 or more N, E. M. I. A. locals during December, iu which the plan will be explaiued to the. farmers of the respective district. At each of these meetinjis the farmers will appoint a dele- a meeting in Bellows Falls Jan. II. the delegates so elected form- ins an investigating- committee to work vacancy caused by the death j out plans of financing and constructing a plant sumcicnt to nicer uie necus oi ine dairies of the district, wUicli comprise about :.(M0 cows. It is expected will take about a year to carry the to completion. Says Wife's Affections Have Been Alien ated Brattleboro Trust Co. Defendant in Action Brought in Behalf of Mrs. Gray and Children.' Several additional cases have been en tered in Windham county court for tria1 at the coming April term, including dam age suits, divorce libels and other actions An interesting bill in chancery has just been tiled through the law office of Holden & llealy of Bennington in favor of Mrs. Pauline Gray and five children, acting friend and guardian. yr. - ;- ' "-,,.-' V'. - sJ- ' .''.I.. ;- . - ! .; i - A ' " S. W. Knight Succeeds Late S. E. Min er of Modern Woodmen of America Appointed at Bock Island. At the November session of the execu tive urieil of the Modern Woodmen of, America at Bock Island. 111., on recom- j meudation of State Deputy George F. j lt'ililwiti nf Cmunrd. N. II.. who has! charges of the lodges in these two states, ! gate who will attend Past Consul Spencer W. Knight of Brat tleboro ramp was appointed state con sul to till t u of the late State Consul S. E. Miner of Hrattleboro. Mr. Spencer will call tin state camp to order at Burlington on the first Wednesday of next May. Sinee the right of women to qualify as preachers was granted by the general conference of the M. H. church last Maj fifteen women have been licensed as preachers. At the next general confer ence an effort will be made to secure for them the full right of ordination. COCBT CONSIDEKING CASE Change your underwear! Laugh at the cold wear Duofold and enjoy the winter, outdoors and in. Duofold is the double fabric underwear. The outside wool layer keeps you warm out doors: The soft, smooth cotton layer next to the skin keeps you comfortable even in hot rooms. No wool touches you. Let us show you. Fenton's Men s Shop AUDITORIUM Wednesday Night, December 1ft The 1920 Edition In All Its Merry .Making THE rfj Mi UCOMTC C FLESH ER OFFER d USEFUL (4UICAL COMEDY X, BRIGHT CLE "IlK "' "AND- ::JMif I j BRIGADE V? -' OF WONDERFUL G I R L S N 6 t 5-. - v vt v r SMART SWIFT SAUCY CAST wmmmmmmm m GORG EOUSLY MOUNTED PRODUCTION SIX WONDERFUL DANCERS From the CLEVER "PONY" BALLET on FLIRTATION WALK" For lu Ad vise- Has Appeal of Western I'nion junetion Against Daniels Vnder ment. WASIHXCTON, Nov." T.O. The Dis trict of Columbia supreme court after Leaving arguments took under advisement today the application of the Western I'nion Telegraph Co, for an injunction restraining Secretary Daniels troni mter- ieriug wmii im1 lit v i UK ui miui l cab'es at Miami, Fla. Centre Congregational Church With Moore and Murphy The Same Clever Comedians Many New Songs, Dances and Novelties Prices 50c, 75c, $1.00 and $1.50 Plus Tax Seats now selling at Fenton's Clothing Store. Tuesday. Nov. I0. 3.30 p. m.' Annual foreign missionary thank offering meeting of the Woman's association in the chapel Subject. Carrying the Pilgrim Faith Around the World. A report of the Mont lair meeting also will be given and a ssocial hour will follow. ' Thursday. Dee. 2. S p. m. rMiss Clara .Uostwiek will give a lecture in the chapel tou The New liasis of Civilization. All 'members of last year's Outlook class are eligible - to hear the- lecture without cnarge. - . . - Methodist Episcopal Church Wednesday, Dee'. 1. 3 p. in. Special meeting of the Ladies Aid society in the leajrue room of the church. Friday, Dec. 3, 7.30 p. m. Week night service. First Baptist Church 'Tuesday,' 7.30 p. m. Christian En deavor meeting, " '; , -' Fridav..lp...jnr Junior 'Endeavor ; 7.'M Regular church prayer meetinsr. N. ). Monserud, all of Minnehaha county South Dakota, against the Irattlebor Trust Co. This action charges the defend ant with not using certain funds in it custodv according to an order of court " . i . i it.. i. ...i I'ldloWS ' oUl It 1 UIIIHTMIUHI inai in- irai ini jester-: the plaintiff is to recover $."00 paid fron country the funds to Attorney A. V. D. Piper for services. At the April term of Windham county court in 101S Attorney Piper, acting for Mrs. J. C. Eddy of Sioux: Falls, S. D. according to Mrs. Eddy, secured a divorct for Mrs. Gray, formerly of Townshend. from Frank F. Gray on the ground of in i tolerable severity. She was given the cus 1 todv of five minor children. Pending the divorce E. II. ISatcheldei of Townshend was appointed guardian oi .Frank Gray. I ho court ordered that tin i guardian pay to the Trust Co. the avail. ifrom the sale of Gray's farm, amounting i to S2.(KX). in trust ns alimony to be used ifor the support of Mrs. Gray and chil I dren. The plaintiffs claim that the $2,KK; 'was paid to the Arust I o.. hut tnat soin. tl it it ;ot lins w'',, useil l'lirIoses other thnr , ion 'that spe-itied in the court' order. The IV I " . ' .1- . 1. . L n . ... ... ...... I. .. . . m Illiniums HSK lUUl uu uviruiiiiviii!, in: .i - dered and that a new trustee be appointed A suit for S.i.000 has been filed by Mil ton Ellison of Westminster against Harry Ellison of that town, through the ofhee of Attorney E. W. Gibson, alleging that the defendant alienated the affections ol the plaintiff's wife, Nellie Ellison, in An Eust of this year. Milton Ellison and wife had lived together 10 years up to that time. Nellie M. Ellison, who was Nellie M luce, lias bled a petition lor divorce on the ground of intolerable severity to an ex tent that injured her health. She asks for the custody of three minor children. Her husband ha been enjoined from inter ferine with her present custody of the children or from abusing her by personal violence or abusive language. Clara Hoffses of Itrattleboro seeks a di vorce from Ernest Daniel Hoffses on the ground of intolerable severity, neglect and refusal to support. They were married here May ,2, 1!17, and lived together until net. IS of this year. . Viola E. Miller of Dumiuerston. who was Viola (Stone) Dodge. seks a divorce .from Warner F. Miller on the ground of desertion and a statutory offense. They were married June !, i:h, and lived to gether until Sept. 1.". 1017. Mary (Howard) Hartwell of London MRS. AUGUSTA E. WELLS. tion became much improved, but last Fri dav a marked change was noted and from that time she gradually failed. t Mrs. Wells wax one. ot - uraineooro best known women, and lor uie gr-ai.ex Mrt f hor life was prominently and ac tively identified with practically all of the indenonunationai aeuviues in t'or the alleviation of distress and tne net nmii conditions, and tdie was one of the foremost women. in the work of (Continued on Tage 4.) DROUTH RELIEF OFFICER PAYS $1,000 Judge Howe Satisfied Mti inai Amount of Fine From Littleton Hu.si ness Man Caught Rum Running. (Special to The Reformer.) MONTPEL1EU, Asking Curtis S. Emery be an adequate hue. tor C. Uolte ot i.uneiou smuggling from vvhiskey in Nov. 30. what . would his client, George N 11., to pay for Canada -'4 quarts ot his automobile, rederal Judge ilailand P.. 'Howe was told by air. r.m rv who believes in the enforcement of he' Vol.-toad. act, that $1,000 would be about right. - "That is satisfactory to the court. Judge Howe said, and Rolfe, who is a well known Littleton business man. iKiid. lie is said to have been executive jfficer. of a syndicate organized to re lieve the drouth in that town. The case igainst his companion, Edward Cardi nal, was nol prossed. Others who pleaded guilty were: Har ms Totreault of Manchester N. H.. vio lation of immigration laws, $1(H) and one day in jail; Napoleon Plaiso of Sun ok, N. II., smugglingthree gallon of ruin in an accordeon. $7.: .J.Hack-t-tt, a Rutland brakeman. smuggling four quarts, $r0 ; L. M. Guerry of Rut land, smuggling five quarts, $.0. The iouchie cases against the Central Vermont Railway Co. ou account of the West Rerlin crossing accident in July, 101 s. were settled for ,$S,(KM). Upwards of 100 smuggling cases, most of them' for violations of the Volstead act. will be disposed of at an adjourned session of the court which opened her this morning. The jury was excused un til Thursday. TO REDUCE DANGER ' AT SALMON HOLE to DAYS TO CHRISTMAS (Continued on Page 8.) Universalist Church of to of in. A Wednesday. Dec. 1, at 7.30 p meeting of JJoy Scouts, Troop 4. The Daughters' Circle will hold a benefit at the Latclus theatre ednesday, Dee 1, both afternoon and evening. The members of the Ladies' Circle are asked to come at U.30 Thursday as there is sewing to be done for the fair. .Thursday, Dec. - at 4.30 p. m. The regular business meeting of the Ladies' Circle. Public supper served at H.13 p. m. After the supper there will be a meet ing of the Sunday nehool executive board aud teachers. Red Men's Hall Festival hall, Nor. 20 to Dec. 4. in clusive Festival and Trading Post under the auspices of Quonekticut Tribe, No. 2, Imp'd (. R. M. Vaudeville and dancing every night. ; Admission free. Masonic Temple Thursday, Dec. 2. at TO-i-Connecticut Valley Council, No. 16. R. & S. M. Stated Assembly. Two Methods Available. One Heing Remove Part of Underpass Abut ment, Other to Change Highway. Pursuant to a vote of the town Newfane at the last March meeting have the matter eliminating danger accidents on the highway at the point wherp it goes under the West river rail road at the Salmon Hole bridge in New faito brought to the attention of the pub lic service commission. Attorney A. V. I). Piper of this place, .counsel for the town. Chief Engineer Fitzpatrick of the (Vntral Vermont railroad, and Selectmen Rert U. Morse and W. A. Adam of New fane met at the underpass yesterday af ternoon to I(Mk over the situation. ; Two methods of reducing , the danger were apparent. One method would bo to cut off lO feet of the face of the south erly abutment, which would give a better view of the highway by jersons approach ing from either side, and the other would be to change the angle of approach by re building the highway so an to give it a wider sweep. Rlue prints aud specifications will l drawn up by the railroad company and submitted to the voters of Newfune for an expression of their preference. Iu Siam many women are employed in army workshops, in factories, and on the railways and road, where they are paid the same rates as men for equal work."