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VOL. 8. NO. 232
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BRAXTLEBORO, VERMONT, WEDNESDAY EVENING, , DECEMBER .1", 1920.
THREE . CENTS
COUNCIL ACCEPTS
PRESIDENT'S OFFER
Giad to Have Him Serve as
Mediator In Armenian
Controversy
AUSTRIA ADMITTED
TO THE LEAGUE
.Announced That Brazil and Spain Are
Ready to Join President as Mediators
Delegation Much Pleased to Get Ar
menia Off Their Hands.
GENEVA, Dec. 1. (Associated Press)
A letter 'to President Wilson accepting
his offer to act as mediator in Armenia
was drafted by the council of the league
of nations today. His note was read
to members of the council and was re
:,i r;th emnt satisfaction. Austria
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was unanimously voted a member of the
league by the commission for the admis
sion of new states today. It is ex
pected the assembly of the league will
ratify this action.
President Wilson's acceptance of the
role of mediator in Armenia treated a
great impression here. "Poor old Eu
rope will feel less abandoned," said , a
member of the French delegation. The
news gave the assembly great relief as
the Armenian question had become the
bugbear. Many delegates regretted it
had been brought up in the particular
form that would have exposed the
league to censure in case a mediator
had not been found. "President Wil
son's action is a big step toward a so
lution of one of the most serious prob
lems before the assembly," said Lord
Robert Cecil. ,
It was announced this afternoon that
Spain and Brazil had offered to join
President Wilson in his role of Armenian
mediator. This offer has been embodied
in the reply to President Wilson framed
liv the council.
Lord Robert Cecil said today that he
was anxious that $120,000,000 be ob
tained to equip an expedition to help
the "Armenians.
The council of the league today unan
imously approved an invitation drawn
up by the military commission calling on
the United States to name a representa
tire to sit on the commission. The in
vitation expressed the view that the gen
era! consideration of the subject of a
reduction of armament would be greatly
facilitated if the United Mates govern
ment could see its way to send a rep
resentative to sit in a consultive capacity
with the commission, A note embodying
the invitation was sent to W ashington
today.
WILSON WILLING TO
M SETTLE ARMENIA
Cannot Pledge Support of United States,
But Is Ready to Give Persanl
Service in Mediation.
WASHINGTON. Dec. 1. -President
Wilson yesterday proffered his "personal"
mediation through a representative to
end hostilities in Armenia.
The offer was in renlv to an invitation
from Paul Hymaus, president of the
council of tl)2 league of nations, transmit
tintr a resolution adopted in behalf of At
menia by the assembly of the league at
Geneva. Nov. 22. It reouested that "the
horrors of the Armenian tragedy" be
brought to the attention of the powers
Avith a view to entrustnnz some nower
with the task of taking the needed meas-
4i res to ston hostilities in Armenia. The
United States, 'although not a member of
' the league, was included among the na
(Continued on Page 6.)
SEEKS $7,000,000 TO
ENFORCE PRY LAW
Secretary of Treasury Wants Concentra
tion of Liquor Into Few Gov
ernment Warehouses. ., .
WASHINGTON, Dec. 1. The secre
tary f the treasury wi'l ask for .$7,000,
000 for the enforcement of prohibition
the next fiscal year. That is $2,000,000
more than was allowed by congress this
year. Before the coming session is over
that estimate may be increased.
Forcible concentration in a few gov
ernment warehouses of approximately
40,000,000 gallons of whiskey, to be in
the keeping of the commissioner of in
ternal revenue, is proposed in legislation
that will be considered by the executive
committee of the Antisaloon league at a
meeting two weeks hence.
No provision to pay for the whiskey
has been agreed to by the drys. This
will be considered by the ways and means
committee, which will be asked early in
the short session to make provision for
whiskey supplies.
Treasury officials are understood to
be in favor of a bill introduced by Con
gressman Green of Iowa for eliminating
the present warehouse system. His
measure permits the purchase, rental and
condemnation of warehouses.
Representative Volstead, on the other
hand, dec'ares that the prohibition en
forcement law probably will stand un
changed, for the present at least. He
said today he had no intention of al
tering it in any way.
RELEASE SINN
FEIN SUSPECTS
Six Men Carrying Revolvers Arrested
When American Steamer
Reaches Liverpool.
LONDON, Dec. 1. Six men arrested
at Southampton yesterday on the arriv
al of the liner Aquitania from New York
were released here today by police offi
cials. When they were arrested it was
announced they were suspected of being
agents of the Sinn Fein. Revolvers were
found on the six men, but they asserted
they were ignorant of the recently enact
ed firearms act which forbids the im
portation of those weapons. They were
closely questioned and their weapons
confiscated before they were placed on a
train coming to this city. When they
reached here they were asked to go to
Scotland yards. They refused to talk to
reporters and their identities were not
disclosed.
Buildings housing Sinn Fein organiza
tions in this city and its suburbs were
raided by Scotland yard detectives yes
terday and it is declared a large quantity
of documents were secured. No arrests,
so far as known, were made.
CHRISTIAN SCIENCE
CASE WITH COURT
Arguments In Famous Con
troversy Are Completed
. at Boston
MANY COUNTRIES
ARE REPRESENTED
No Decision Expected Until March Sit
ting of .Massachusetts Supreme. Court
Contention of Attorney General
Presented.
BOSTON, Dec. 1. The future policy
of the Christian Science church lay with
the full bench of the supreme court of
Massachusetts today. Before an au
dience that included persons from Eng
land and other countries the court heard
the last of the. arguments between fac
tions within the church as to the con
struction of deeds of trust on which Mary
Baker Eddy founded the organization
and its publishing activities. Except for
the tiling of briefs it was declared the
case was closed. A decision is not ex
pected before the March sitting of the
court.
The last word in argument was by
Charles F. Choate, jr., of this city, who
ppeared as spokesman for Attorney
General Allen. The attorney general had
turned over to him the completion of his
ontention that the deeds of trust exe
cuted by Mrs. Eddy had created a pub
ic charitable trust of which be is the
protector under state laws and to con
tend that the board of directors were the
governing body of the church-and had
power to remove members of the board
f trustees, winch control the (. hristian
Science Publishing society.
Choice
Christmas Gifts
Can be found at the .
Annual Needlework Sale of the
Dorcas Society at the
Swedish Lutheran
: ; Church
THURSDAY, DEC. 2, at 8 p. m.
Grab-Bag Refreshments
Two Shot In Macroom.
CORK, Dec. 1. Two men were shot
dead last night in the Macroom district
and four persons were arrested, it was
reported today. The town of Macroom
is in a state of siege and no traffic is
allowed except for food distribution.
FIRE IN TIMES SQUARE.
BLie Break Lf Film Room of Mov
ing Picture Concern.
NEW YORK. Dec. 1. Times Square.
the heart of the "Great White Way" was
thrown mto confusion today when a fi'm
room hre broke out in the quarters of a
motion picture concern m the Loneacre
building. Many extra pieces of lire ap
paratus were summoned to check the
spread of the flames. A studio room
with contents valued at $-15,000 was de-
st royetf.
ARMED STRIKERS
REFUSE TO FIGHT
Retreat When Soldiers Appear One
Deputy Sheriff Dies from Shot
Received Making Arrest.
WILLIAMSON. W. Va.. Dec. 1.
News reached military headquarters to-
dav that nearly a score of men carrying
rifles appeared on the Kentucky side of
the Tug river opposite Matewan late yes-
erday. Soldiers were sent out to meet
au attack, but atter looKing tnein over
the men retreated into the hills without
brine a shot.
Deputy Sheriff W llliam Francis, who
was shot yesterday while trying to ar
rest a man on a misdemeanor charge.
died during the night in the hospital.
Vnother deputy in the same fight was hit
by a buckshot which passed through an
eye and ' lodged near the brain. Several
persons arrested in the house from which
the shots Avere fired were held today.
HAD GOAT IN CABIN.
Packet Owner Fined $1,000 By Customs
Officials For the Offense.
NEW BEDFORD. Mass.. Dec. 1
For keeping a mother goat and two kids
in the passengers' living quarters. Er
nest Montrond, owner of the Cape Verde
pacsei scuooner William U. Draper, has
jeen hned Sl.tXMl by customs officials
nnd has been ordered to nay $4,330 more
for other alleged infractions of regula
tions, lie has appealed to the secretary
of labor. In explanation of the goat in
the cabin, he asserts that as the weather
was cold when the packet Avas coming
into port the kids and their mother, on
the suggestion ot a passenger were tak
en below.
THE LADIES' CIRCLE
of the
I'NIVERSALIST CHURCH
Will Serve a
Public Supper
Thursday, Dec. 2
at 6.15
MENU
Baked Beans, Hash, Salad, Rolls,
Pies, Cake and Coffee.
Price 40c
. MIMMHtMMMiUlltMttltMtlMMIHWMIWMMt till II I I
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OF
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OF . '
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Mrs. Edgar will be glad to explain why Pictorial Review.
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FIRE DESTROYS
THIRTY BUILDINGS
Bis Blaze In Business Center of Alaba
ma Town Flames Driven by
Stiff Wind Loss $500,000.
JASPEPv, Ala.. Dee. 1. Fire originat-
ms early touay in the building ot tue
Crawford Mercantile Co. destroyed 20
business . houses and 10 residences. The
loss was estimated at more than !500,)0O
The principal business block of the town
and portions of three other bloeks were
wiped out. The blaze gained headway in
a stiff wind. Included in tne burned are;!
was the property of the Southern Bell
Telephone Co. and Western Union Tele
phone lo., the iirst JSational bank and
the Southern Hotel.
HOME FOB AMERICAN EMBASSY.
Peruvian Government Votes to Make It a
Present.
LIMA. Peru, Dec. 1. The government
today promulgated a law authorizing the
purchase of a building to be presented to
the American embassy here.
The new Republic of Czecho-Slovakia
has more women voters than men.
Odd Fellows Temple
Thursday evening. Regular meet
insr of Ocsis Encampment. The Patri
archal degree will be conferred, also
nomination of officers for the coming
year. Everybody come out.
AUDITORIUM
TONIGHT
IeC9MTE 6 FLESHER
- PRESENT,
THEIR- NEW- EDITIONOF-THE
TUNEFU Lr MuSOL NsVELTY
HITS
Smart
WITH AUCY
MooreSMurphy
AND A REALPONY"BALLET
TUNEFUL GAY
Prices: 50c, 75c, $1, $1.50
Plus Tax
Seats Now On Sale at Fonton's Store
TRAIN NOW STOPS
AT WHITE RIVER
One Going Through Here at 2.09 from
Springfield Discontinued North of the
- Junction B. & M. Retrenchment.
The Boston & Maine railroad has put
into effect this week a curtailment of pas
senger service on the Passumpsic division
by eliminating one round trip between
White River Junction, Vt., and Newport,
Vt. Train 73, leaving Springfield at 12.20
p. ni. and arriving at Brattleboro at 2.U0,
is discontinued north of ' White River
Junction ; in its place a- train is run be
tween Newport, Vt., and Sherbrooke, P.
Q.f leaving the former place at 8 p. m.
Southbound train No. 4 is discontinued
between Sherbrooke, P. Q., and White
River Junction, Vt., and service is af
forded between Sherbrooke and Newport,
Vt., by a new train leaving the former
place at 11 a. m. Train 75 still has a con
nection with Norwich, Vt., and Hanover,
N. II.
These are the only curtailments so far
made on the entire Boston & Maine sys
tem, except for two trains run within the
city of Worcester to accomodate shop em
ployes. On Monday dining car service was es
tablished between Boston and Greenfield,
on train 61, leaving Boston at 6 p. ni.,
westbound, and on train 50, leaving Green-
tiem at 7.-JO a. m. daily, except Monday,
eastbound. This is the first dining car
that has been operated the entire distance
of the Fitchburg division since 1017. A
dining car on one train connecting with
the Rutland railroad was restored in the
summer.
A despatch from Boston savs that the
Boston & Maine, like the New Haven and
the Boston & Albany, has inaugurated a
vigorous retrenchment ia operating ex
penses, and this includes a substantial re
duction m working forces. Boston &
Maine has not adopted a policy of a
traight cut of 10 per cout in all depart
ments. The Lirgest reductions have been
made in freight train and yard crews, as
might be expected in connection with fall-
ng off in traffic. In spite of the fact that
a 40 per cent freight rate increase was in
effect in October the freight revenues of
Boston & '.Maine in that month increased
less than 24 per cent. Passenger revenues,
however, reflected well the increase in pas
senger rates, gaining ?3S2,22G, pr about
20 per cent. ,
Although the road has made some reduc
tion in its Shop forces, it has been bending
very effort to get its cars into repair.
)n the 10th there were 30.021 cars on the
Boston & Maine. Of these, 3.H06, or over
11 per cent, were "crippled,"'
Boston &. Maine is making some reduc
tions in station employes and clerical
forces, as well as in operating forces. .
34,240 AMERICANS
KILLED IN TIJE WAR
Wounded Number 221,089. 'as Shown in
Report of the Surgeon General
Just M?de Public.
WASHINGTON. Tbee'. 1. Final ficures
on army casualties in 4the World war are
contained in the annual report of Sur
geon General Irt 'and. -made public last
night, showing o.'Jia filled and 22LOS0
wound.
The proportion of k flit-J to wounded is
alout the same as "in the Civil. war, al
though mortality from gunshot wounds in
the World j war was only 8.28 oer cent
as compared with 13.8 per cent in the
Civil war.
Of even' 1.000 men sent to France. 11
were admitted to hospitals as the result
of battle casualties, the report says, and
nearly seven men out of every 1,000 died
lis the result of wounds. Infantry losses
were heaviest, 215.8 out of every 1,000
men of that arm being wounded an
12.77 killed". The sijrnal corns was nex
with 52.22 wounded and 3.13 killed pe
thousand.
Deaths from wounds totaled 13.G91 or
slightly more than 6 per cent, while 15S
5S3 of the wounded, or 70.7 per cent, were
returned to duty, the remainder being m
valided home for treatment or discharge
Shell wounds were bv far the most dead
lv. the reoort said, adding that no Ameri'
can soldier lost both arms and both legs
in the World war, or both legs or both
anas and one other extremity. Eleven
lost both lees at the thigh: one both leg
at . the knee: nine both legs below
the knee: one both feet, and three
on arm above the elbow with one leg at
the thigh. More than 4,400 soldiers lost
a nnit fif one or more extremities. Go lost
the sie-ht of both eves. 44 lost the partial
sight of both eyes and 644 lost one eye or
the sight ot one eye.
TOKIO COUNCIL RESIGNS.
Forced From Office In Connection With
(raft Charges.
TOKIO. Dec. 1. Members of the mu
nicipal council of this city resigned to
day in connection witn cnarge oi gran.
ASK RECEIVER
FOR TEXTILE CO.
Two Cotton Dealers Claim
Lowell Concern Owes
Them $60,896
MILLS CLOSED ,
SINCE OCTOBER
TWO WHITING HAM -
MEN PAY FINES
B007F
RUNNER
Sheriff Wellman Last
Evening
i
ACCIDENT TO CAR
IN DUMMERSTON
Centre Congregational Church
Thursday, Dec. 2, 8 p. m.--Miss Clara
Bostwick will give a lecture in. the chapel
nr. The New Basis of Civilization. , All
members of last year's Outlook class are
eli-ihle to hear the lecture without
Friday, Dec. 3, 4 p. m. Miss Caro
line Sewall, the children's missionary,
w-ni snenk to the iuniors.
Fri.lnv. Dec. 3. 6.13 p. ml The
teachers nnd officers of the Sunday
Kchool with their wives and husbands,
will have their monthly supper in the
chanel. Price 3"' cents. After the bus
iness is transacted Miss Sewall will
speak. This will take the place of the
usual church night service and all are
invited to hear -Miss rsewan.
First Baptist Church
Friday, 4 p. in. Junior Endeavor ;
7.30 Kogular church prayer meeting.
Masonic Temple
Thursday, Dee. 2, at 7.30 Connecticut
Valley Council, No. 16, R. & S. M. Stated
Assemldy. :
Hearing Set for Monday Claimed
Company Has Plenty of Assets to Pay
If Sale of Its Goods Is Not Forced
Well Equipped Towel Manufactory.
UOSTON, Dec. 1. A petition for the
appointment of a receiver for the Lowell
Textile Co., cotton manufacturers of
North Chelmsford, was fi'ed in the fed
eral ourt today by two cotton dealers
of Memphis, Tenn., who represent
themselves as creditors to the extent of
.SGO.SiK) for cotton sold the company.
The bill of complaint says that the
company has plenty of assets to pay
the claim without loss to any of its cred
itors, but if the sale of its goods is
forced in order to meet its debts the
property will be completely disinte
grated." Judge Anderson set next "Mon
day, Dec. ,0, as. the date for a hearing
on the petition.
The plant in North Chelmsford has
been closed since early in October on ac
count, of lack of orders. The company
has .$130,t00 capital and , the principal
stockholder, is Harold Selfridge of North
Chelmsford., It started operations only
a few vears ago tor . tne uianuraccure
of towe's- and 'its plant is regarded as;
one of the best equipped in this section.
Before the shut down 1M hands were
employed.
ICE COVERS WALKS
AND ROADWAYS
Rain Freezes and Makes Traveling Dif
ficult and Hazardous Many Ve
hicles Skid and Turn About.
rvorvKoiiv ilpmnnstrnted ability -to
stand on nature's slippery slide this fore-
f - .1 1 1
noon, ana many cnauneurs suuucuij
found themselves turned about or riding
in their cars at right angles wiru rue
roadway because the rain which began to
r..ii t "iA .Vl.wL- thi riorums
I ait (A lyv ' 1 1 1- . ' '
turned to ice as rapidly as it struck the
ground. The bad traveling also caused
the school officials to have the one-session
alarm sounded at 1L30 o'clock for the
grades.
About !S O clocK tins morning an ttuyv
m,.K;iu tu ft from Chesterfield, which
111' 1 1 V . " - - - - .
brings milk to Jhe local railroad station
for shipment, met with tlimcuity in going
down Main street hill, the truek skidding
nff 'niif ftt the 40-ouart cans
of milk. The lid of the can struck a pas-
serbv in the shins anu tnree men on iur
sidewalk were thoroughly bespattered
with ihe white fluid. At about the same
time a government automobile truck pass
ing down the same street skidded, rightabout-faced
and the driver suddenly found
himself headed north instead of south.
The machine was turned arounu aim
udfh1 ,l,uvti Hit street Benin. Attain it
tA-wllnl an1 ft n n llv hrnncht iin aeainst a
telephone pole in front of J. A. IIaadleys
restaurant. A driver oi a roni icii m
in tlio A'ttoh on Green street and
proceeded On his way on "Shanks's mare."
liy noon, however, traveling was less
difficult in the business section, the busi
tiriiua Imvitifr scnttered salt. ' sand
nr KjiWfJnst on their walks. Most of the
automobilists. too. had put chains on tlieir
machines and were going about the streets
with comparative ease.
. GIVK EMPLOYES A BONTS.
Wakefkld Chair Manufacturers- Increase
Workers Wages.
WAKEFIELD.' Mass., Dec. 1. Hey
wood & Waketield Co, chair manufac
turers, announced a bonus on wases rang
ing from 1 to 5 per cent to its S00 .oper
atives here today. The bonus will lo dis
tributed on the basis of the employes
earnings and length of service. It is I
per cent less than that of last vear, but
a higher wage basis will make the distri
bution larger .
THE WEATHER.
Municipal Court Disposes "of Automobile
Law Violations by Charles M. Iia.v
- "" ter and Harry Osgood.
Twn not inns fnr violations of the autol
mobile laws were disposed of . yesterday , t;h "t V-Jnctmi tf
in -Whitingbam by the lkattleboro muni- William LVOnS ..ArrCStCd
cipal court. Judge A. K. tudworth and
State's Attorney E. W. Gibson going
there for that purpose.
Charles M. Baxter, a lumberman,
pleaded gnilty to the charge of running
an automobile without a license. He was
lined and costs, amounting to $40,96.
The offense occurred Sept.' 9. Attorney
E. S. Jones of Wilmington appeared for
the respondent.
Harry Osgood, a lumberman, pleaded
guilty to the charge of reckless driving ot
an automobile Oct. 1 and paid a fjue of
$25 and costs, amounting to $32. He ran
into another car and damaged it to the
amount of about $1(10, and the company
insuring the car settled the damage-
DEER SHOT TODAY
BY NEWFANE MAN
Selectman Cert Morse Thought This Was
Opening Day of Deer Season
Warden to Make Investigation.
Although the deer season in Vermont
does not open until next Monday, ( -ounty
Fish and Game Warden E. II. Metcalf
received a report this morning of a deer
being shot in Newfane. - State's Attorney
E. W. Gibson also was notified of the
shooting of the deer.
According to the understanding of the
officials the animal was shot by Selectman
Bert Morse of Newfane, who thought the
season began Dec. 1 as it formerly did.
Warden Metcalf will go to Newfane this
afternoon to investigate. He also will in
vestigate a report from railroad men that
. . , . 1 1 .1.. T 1 ...
a smau deer is ueau near iur i run
bridge in Newfane.
MJJS. OSCAR J. THAYER.
Dies While Eating Supper in Her Home
at Former Balestier Place.
Mrs. Anna G. , (lloakes) Thayer,. TS.
wife of Oscar J. Thayer, who is etu
nloved at the Dickinson farm, died about
o'clock last night of heart trouble at
her home at the old Balestier place. Mrs.
Thayer was taken ill while in the vil
lage on business Saturday evening and
Dr. Fremont Hamilton attended her,
pronouncing the cause of her i'lness as
heart trouble. She was taken to her
home and was more comfortable so that
she was able to sit at the table for sup
per last evening and it was while eating
her supper that her heart Ceased to beat.
She was born March 11, lStV2, in South
Vernon, a daughter of Michael and Eliza
beth lloakes, and lived there until about
four years ago, when she and Mr.
Thayer moved to the ' home of John
Thaver' on Dummerstou Hill, where they
lived about two years.' They moved
from there a year ago last spring to the
Balestier place and Mr. Thayer has
worked for F. Z. Dickinson since.
Besides her husband she leaves one
daughter, Sarah, wife of Dexter Howard
of Dummerstou Hill, and one son, Oscar,
who lives at home. She also leaves- one
brother, Thomas lloakes of' Chlcopee,
Mass., and one sister, Miss Mary lloakes
of Springfield, Mass.
The funeral wPJ be held at 11.30
o'clock Friday forenoon in Bond &
Son's undertaking parlors. Itev. II. A.
Nunn. pastor of the Methodist church,
officiating, and the burial will take place
in the Dummerston Hill cemetery.
STAR ROUTE BIDS SOCGIIT.
Towed to Mosher. Garage for Repairs
Machine Was Property of Frank Wil
liams of Springfield, Mass. Judge
O'Brien Called on to Preside. .
For transporting ' liquor in Windham
county William Lyons of Hardwick was
fined $150 and costs at a hearing in the
county clerk's office here about 1.45
o'clock this afternoon. Municipal Judge
T. E. O'Brien of Bellows Falls presided,
being called upon because of Judge A. E.
Cudworth's attitude that cases of this kind
should come . before the federal court.
State's Attorney K. W Gibson appeared
for the state and Attorneys W. It. Daley
and N. D. Clawson for the respondent.
Attorney Clawson - in hehalf ' of Lyons
pleaded nolo contendere and the ourt en
tered judgment of guilty on the plea. The.
fine and costs amounted to !?157.W, which
Lyons paid, and it is safe to say that a
number of Brattleboro residents breathed
easier than they would have if .be had
pleaded not guilty and stood trial.
.Lyons was arrested late yesteruny al
ter noon at the Mosher garage by Sheriff
Frank L. Wellman as Lyons was about
to leave with a car belonging to a Spring
field, Massv, man. He was placed in the
lockup over night, and from the scurryins
around last night it was evident that more
or less nervousness had been created by
Lyons's arrest. Judge O Brien was
asked by telephone to come here, which
he did this morning.
At the hearing this afternoon Attorney
Clawson was the first to address, the
court. He said that Lyons was not con
nected with any illegal transportation of
booze, and that if there was any liquor
in the car Lyons did not know it He
said Lyons was a garage man in Hard
wick and that last Saturday a man came
along with car and stopped at the garage
to have some repairs made. Lyons, he
said, was going to Bristol, Conn., where
he formerly worked a year, and arranged
to ride down as far as Massachusetts
with the driver of the car. On the way
here the car met with .trouble Which neces
sitated holding it here for repairs. In
reply to a question by Judge O'Brien
to whether Lyons was in charge of the
car when arrested. Attorney Clawson said
that he was. The attorney said that
Lyons had .$100 with him. but he thought
the tine ought to be small, not over $100.
State's Attorney Gibson said he took
no stock in Lyons's claim that he knevr
nothing about any liquor being in the car,
although he might not be the man whom
it was most desired to get. He did recog
nize the fact, however, that when a man
pleaded guilty and saved the state expense
it was customary to be more lenient with
him than when he put the state to a lot of
expense.
He stated that last Saturday a big
Cadillac car belonging to Frank William
of 4S Marlboro street, Springfield, Mass.,
come down through the state with a load
It had an accident on the
Storm Tonight Thursday Cloudy Lit
tle Change In Temperature.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 1. The weather
forecast: Snow or rain tonight. Thurs
day cloudy. Not much change in tem
perature. Fresh and possibly strong
northeast winds, shifting to west by
Thursday.
of Honor.
Contracts for Carrying Mail To and Dummerston detour and had to be towel
From Brattleboro Expire Soon. J the Mosher garage. The officers were
. , . ... r informed that it was being used for trans-
Notices of the opening of bids for porting but that after the accident
carrying the mails on the star routes , the ,; r was transf t rro! to another car
from Jacksonville to Bratt'.eboro and re- or t0 some othor rating place. Williams
turn, from Wilmington to Brattleboro j (Utl not sbnv p but wlien sheriff Well
and return, and from Brattleboro to.Iuan became sure who was in charge of
Spofford and return, are now posted ontnP oar ne arrested Lyons. 1
the bulletin board in the postofiice lobby.! The state's attorney said that it '"was
General information regarding the no exaggeration to say that several hun-
length of the routes, conditions required fire(l cases of liquor had been run in here
of bidders, form of proposals, etc., is
contained in the notices referred to.
The present contracts expire June HO,
from Canada and been distributed here
in the past three months, but that it was
very dithcult to catch the rum runners.
next, and the new contracts begin July! Their method, he said, was to come in at
1, l'.21. Al' proposals must be in the
bands of the fourth assistant postmaster
general before 4.30 p. ni., Jan. 11, li'Jl.
Any further information regarding
these contracts than that contained on the
proposal forms may be obtained from
Postmaster, M. J. "Moran.
CHINESE TROOPS MUTINY.
NLY
DAYiSTD
SHOP
Universalist Church
Wednesday, Dec. 1, at 7.30 p. m. A
meeting of Iky Scouts, Troop 4.
The Daughters' Circle will hold a benefit
at the Latchis theatre Wednesday, Dec.
1, both afternoon and evening.
The members of the Ladies' Circle are
asked to coine u 250. Thursday as there
is sewing to be done for the fair.
. Thursday, Dec. 2, at 4.30 p. m. The
regular business A meeting of the Ladies'
Circle. Public supper served at 6,15 p.
m. After the supper there will be a meet
ing of the-Sunday school executive board
and teachers. , ,, , . . . , .
Methodist Episcopal Church
'. i
Wednesday, Dec- 1, 3 p.- m. Special
meeting of the Ladies' Aid society in the
league room ot the church.
Friday. Dec. 3, 7.30 p. m. Week
night service.
Red Men s Hall
Festival hall, Nov. 29 to '-Dec. 4, in
clusive Festival and Trading Post under
the auspices of Quonekticut Tribe, No. 2,
Inip'd O. It. M. Vaudeville and dancing
every, night. .Admission free.
In connection with the ' festival, the
members of the Young Men's class of the
Baptist church will put oa an acf entitled
Dark Town Kitchen Band. Miss Kather
ine Denning and Leland Covey will render
vocal selections.
Are Looting City Which , They Have
Fired Foreign Business Wrecked.
SHANGHAI, China, Dec. 1 (Asso
ciated Press). Messages received by
business " houses here today report that
the troops in I-Chang, a treaty port of
one of the provinces, have mutinied, set
fire to the city and are looting it. The
messages, which were received by the British-American
Tobacco Co: state that the
troops wrecked the bank and foreign busi
ness establishments of the city, which has
a population of about 40,000. The for
eigners in the city number only about 1(K).
GOVERNMENT STILL OBJECTS.
Not Satisfied With Packers Plan For
' : Disposing "of Stock Yards.
WASHINGTON, Dec. L Objections
by the government to the plans of the
packers. for disposing of their stockyard
properties were filed yesterday in the Dis
trict of Columbia supreme court. The gov
ernment's objections dealt with the Swift.
CudaJiy, Armour and Morris plans, as
well as the proposals for forming a hold
ing company to effoct the divorcement ol
the properties.
TWO SHOT IN SALOON.
Refusal to Serve .Whiskey to Man Led
to Double Murder,
PASSAIC, N. J., Dec. 1. Two men
were shot dead and one seriously wound
ed in a saloon today after the barkeep
er bad served near beer to a patron who
asked for whiskey. The bartender, who
was shot in the neck, told the police
that 15 minutes after lie had refused to
give whiskey to a man he knew only as
"Steve," w hom he had served near "beer
instead' the man returned with a ' re
volver, demanding if anyone wanted to
light, then he opened fire. Later the
police arrested Steven Paduch as he was
crawling under the porch of his home.
night, distribute the booze, and be gone be--
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After a jp'rl has recovered; from her
first love affair sho thinks she under
stands the world, . ..
WFCfciort GoCDS
Can NEvCR. be
Sold at a
reasonable
. A shabby suit , is; " worth
considerably less than noth
ing to the man who is wear
ing it. , v '
- This sort of a bargain-reflects
upon the appearance
and the intelligence of the
man who ; ."falls" ;for it': r
i The line of stylishly made
up men's clothing we 'are
handling emphasizes our in
tention to suit our fellow
townsmen in a pleasingly
proper manner.
Big Reductions on All 1
Lines of Clothing ,f
LWAYS RELIABLE-? j

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