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THE .BRATTLEBOHO DAILY UEFOKMEK . SAT V IX DAY, JAXUAltY 29. 1921.
Brines Acquitted of Murder 7 ofDrewes, Dartmouth Senior F I THAT REMINDS ME NtVER STORE JAvMS-AND PtCKLtS ON k TOP SHELF, A3 HOAIR. CISES.NO HEAT IS APT TO DOUBTFUL VALUE CAUSE FERMENTATION'! ORDNEY ARFF HUNTRESS-ADAMS CO. PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 20. William M. Erines was .acquitted yesterday of the charge of killing Eljner C. Drewes. The Cniversity of Pennsylvania soplto'more was freed n the ground that insufficient evidence had been submitted to connect him with the Dartmouth senior's death. Judge Ferguson of the Criminal court, before whom the case was tried. 'in his charge to the jury, pointed out that jio evidence had been submitted to prove that Brines met Drewes on the day. of his death ; that all the evidence submitted against the defendant was circumstantial; that only one witness told anything of the automobile alleged to belong to Brines, which was found abandoned in Cernian town, and that as she admitted being very nervous at the time, it was possible that she had been mistaken in the car. The judge added that it was possible that someone else might have had the car on the night of the alleged murder: that Drewes might have committed suicide and someone might have taken the b:dv to the spot where it was found on October 17. He therefore directed the jury to bring in a verdict of not euiltv on the hill charging minder, and upon the manslaugh-.'doue. ter bill as well. The foreman said it Lad been unanimously decided by the jury at the close of the prosecutor's case to acquit Brine-s. - The action was followed by a commo tion in the ceii;: room. Airs. Annie Brines, the widowed mother of the ac cused student, wept. "This is. the happiest nnment of my life." she exclaimed as she kisvd her son. "They have given me my boy. God has ben good to me. 1 know 'my boy and I know his conscience anil I know he did not kill Elmer." Brines's shell of reserve, which he had maintained since the trial began on .'inn day, dropped from him. lie impulsively threw his arms about his mother's shoul ders and wept. lie left the court room with her. Stunned by the verdict, Mr. and Mrs. Christian Drewes. parents of the dead Dartmouth man, left the court room, arm in arm. Mrs. Drewes, who had collapsed in court yesterday morning when Brines';, counsel suggested that he might have com mitted suicide, moaned pitcously. "My poor Elmer." she sobbed. "He didn't kill himself. This is terrible. There is a higher judge who looks over us all. lie is the one who will see justice N. E. RAILROADS TURNED DOWN OFFER Wabash President Says They Refused to Accept $ J 7,000.000 Not Enough for Them. WASHINGTON', Jan. !.XeW Eng land railroads were offered, but refused a gift of 17,(KMUH)0 from trunk line ex- BROOKS HOUSE G. E. Sherman Manager Bring Your rescriptions Here If yon want them filled with the purest and freshest drugs, and with the great est care and accuracy filled precisely as yonr physician orders them filled, to produce the exact effects he desires. We are proud of the record we have made In our prescription department. And yet we fill prescriptions at .very reasonable prices, and fill them Quickly too. C. F. Thomas, -Ph.. 6. KKFEKKMH M OX HIGHWAY. POLICY AKOl SIXG INTEREST. (Special to The Reformer.) lH'KLIXGTON, .Jan. 2!. Great interest is being shown throughout the state in the referen dum on the highway laws and policies wfiic.'i has been submitted to farm bureaus anil commercial and civic or ganizations throughout the state by the Greater Vermont association. Organization ballots summarizing the individual opinions have already been received from the Randolph hoard of trade, the Chester board of trade, the Bristol business men's association, the St owe Civic club and the Spring field chamber of commerce. Would Raise the Prices Sugar and Other Commodities of LITTLE CHANCE THAT IT WILL PASS Reformer.) eeutives to proteect the former's credit, the interstate commerce cimmission was told yesterday by II. AY. Williams, chair man of the Wabash railroad, testifying at hearings on a re-division of joint freight rates between carriers east ami Vest of the Hudson river. Mi. Williams said the Xew England carriers turned down the offer on the grounds that it would not meet 'their needs. Mr. Williams said that he, with Pres idents Kea of the lVnti. lvania and Ma her of the Xorfolk A: Western, represent ing the lines west of the Hudson river, had conferred with Presidents Pearson of the Xew York. Xew Haven & Hart ford and Hustis of the Bost ui & Maine, with an idea of effecting an immediate settlement of the differences. The con ference, he testified, was held with a view of giving the lines for one year 12, (MKUNMl in the hope they could arrange in other ways thereafter to finance the yearly deficit .shown on the books. The stipulation was made by the trunk lines, he said, that the gift would have to be approved by the interstate commerce commission. Another stipulation, he said, was that the gift would not impair the rights of the trunk lines to fight the application of the Xew England car riers for a redivision of rates. GUILFORD CENTER. Xot a large attendance attended Pomona Grange last week, but a very interesting meeting was enjoyed. M. A. Thomas, who is ill with grip, is able to set up a short time each day. Or son Thayer is still confined to his bed. Tecunisch, Mich., has a ladies' with bass drum, big trombones, an' thing. band every Even if the Senate Should Approve it the Probabilities Are that President ..Wilson Would.. Veto Measure A Significant Debate. Bv DAVID E.YWKKLNt I.,. ISneoial Despatch to The Copyright P.rjl. WASHINGTON, Jan. 2'X There isn't the slightest chance that the emer gency tariff bill, which passed the house and is now being considered in tlie sen- wilt cvpr become n law. E'C11 if the Republicans should apply the clo tine rule and end the Democratic filibus ter the measure would be vetoed by Pres ident Wiison when it reached the White House. And there is a good deal of evi dence that the Democrats would gleefully accept a cloture, rule and hasten a veto In cause most of them see in this bill the first party advantage out of the bill that has appeared on the political horizon since election day. The Democrats' with true political sagacity would not be averse to seeing the 'Republicans puss a bill, the admitted i.Tcct of which might be an increase in the cost of living. Senators Simmons f North Carolina, King of 1'tali and Harrison of Mississippi have drawn Ironi their opponents the admission that the passage of the Fordney mil would 'imrease the price of sugar to the house wife and they are preparing to show that the measure will go even further in aMtng to the burdens of the consuming public. The truth is that the heart of eastern Republicans is not behind the bill at all, and that they would lik to ee it die at the hands of a White llouse veto. But Senator Penrose is stipitort ing it just as are other Republicans from the East because it is deemed advisable to main tain iiartv y(,ii, aritv tor the next ses sion when general, tariff revision instead of class tariffs will be up for discussion. Moreover, many Democrats who at lirst intended to vote for the Fordney bill are getting cold feet. They see the party advantage in opposing a measure which increases the cost of living. Even if the bill should pass the senate and be vetoed by the President, friends of thw measure admit there aren't enough votes in both houses to make the necessary two-thirds. Several of the Democrats in the house who voted for the bill on first passage will not do so the next time as the Democratic ranks 'have been consid erably strengthened in the interval. The fact that the pending tariff bill might benefit the- sugar producers but might adversclv .affect, the cansumiinr public was brought out strikingly in the senate debate, as follows: Senator King of I'tah. Democrat: "I have a great deal of confidence in the senator from North Dakota and in his de sire to legislate for the interest of the American people. I have no doubt he has; studied the question with much care, and I should like to ask him. in the light of his study of the question, what effect the pending tariff bill, if it shall be enacted into law. will have, directly and indirectly, upon the sugar purchaser that is the consuming public in the United States to what extent it will raise prices?" Senator McCnmber of North Dakota. Republican: "I think tcmiorarily it will raise juices and naturally so." Mr. King of I'tah: "lias the senator any idea how much the tariff duty will Prices Are Tumblin 2 H a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a H a a a a a a And We Have Reduced Our Entire Stock of Leather Footwear to the Present Market Value Shoes are marked down with reductions, ranging from $1.00 to $4.00 a pair. Dozens of pairs of Wagner Shoes, our best line of men's dress shoes, selling at $7.50, $8.50, $9.00 and $9.75. Other men's shoes from $3.49 up. Women's and Children's Shoes Have Been Marked with the Same Slaughtering Reductions. Whether you want winter shoes or pumps and oxfords to wear with woolen hose you will find them within the reach of your pocketbook. AH Our Felt and Leather House Slippers Selling at Sacrifice Prices Men's Leather Slippers, sizes 6 to 11, selling at $2.49.A few pairs of Women's Felt -Moccasins at $1.98 and many Men's and Women's at $1.7,9, $1.39, 79c and 59c. Children's Red and Pink Comfys selling at very low prices. These were a good value at the original prices. Now they are a bargain that will be appreciated by people who know slippers. Plenty of Felt Shoes, Rubbers, Overshoes and Warm Leggins for the snow that is sure to come next month. We are closing out our sheepskin Socks for 49c a pair. Our Rubbers are first quality and are guaranteed to give satisfaction. ' . :- ' ' -'- , OUR REPAIR DEPARTMENT CAN TAP YOUR RUBBERS and be sure that the soles will stay on. Have Du-FIex soles put on your shoes and beat the high cost of living. .Parcel post work promptly attended to. m a a n m go a a a a a a 15 H u a m a a a .a a a a a a a 1 WANT V0UT0 TAKE ALL MY JAMS ANO PtCKUES OWN THE CELL AH WHE8E IT'S COdLER.!! Wgj sz HIS? YTHaS N 1 f REMINDS , 1 L'MH! ) ( awful jam toy r?pA ft sGOT MSELFJ Vjys? cost the consiliums public uml how much it will inure to the advantage of the sugar producer?" .Mr. MH'umber. "Today it is a ques tion of Jifc and death to fhe cane sugar producers. ' I believe in maintaining the sugar industry of the I'nited States; I think in the end it will be benetiUial to do so. I think it may. cost, the Ameri can public a little, more just now to purchase the t .ignr should the bill be come the law, "but 1 think it is better that we should make the sugar industry in this country self-sustaining." Mr. King of I'tah: "Has the senator from North Dakota any idea of how many millions, tens of millions, or hun dreds of millions of dollars will be added to tho burdens of the purchasers of sugar as a lesuit of the enactment of this measure V" Mr. Met 'umber: "I think it will be very few hundreds of millions if it adds to their burdens at all Mr. King: "The senator has called attention to the fact that unless this measure is passed the sugar industry might suffer materially. May I ask the senator whether it was the purjMise of the tinance committee to take care of all business enterprises in the I'nited States in all lines of industry that were suffer ing during the present i-riod of read justment? If that be true, then we should take care of the laboring men who are thrown out of employment; we hhoiild take care of the retailers who without fault have sustained great losses; we should lake care of the cot ton growers who have been compeljed to sell their cotton, if they could find u market at all, at less than the cost price; we should 1m compelled to pay the wool growers com'usati"n. perhaps by an appropriation for the losses they have sustained. In other words, does not the senator think that if we predicate our legislation upon the theory of making reparation for injuries which have been the result of the application of economic laws, we' are not only prostituting, the powers ff the federal government." but we are going far beyond what we can nossiblv accomplish Y" Mr. Mr-Cumber: "The purpose of the committee was to afford relief to the agricultural industries of the I'nited States both in the matter of grain rais ine and sheep raising and stock raising because we Iwlieved that the depression in prices was due not alone to the pres cut importations but to the immense im jiortations which were about to come into the country: and we felt certain that as the American grain producer can pro duce all of the grain that is necessary to be consumed in the I'nited States, and as grain is coming in that is being pro duced verv much cheaper than it can br produced in the Cnited States, we ought to give to the American farmer as much as we could the American market until he "ould be placed uin his feet again.' The North Dakota senator insisted moreover, that these conditions "will not last forever," but that the tariff was necessary as an emergency measure. That's exactly the reason, however, why eastern Republican! in their hearts are opfMiscd to the, bill just as much as are the majority of Democrats. They recognl.e that a particular class would he benefitted by the legislation, and that other classes would immediately raisi even more political dust because they were neglected or iniurcd bv the. emer eenev legislation. Wise leaders likf Senator Penrose l;now thnt you can't tackle the tariff question in pieces but that the whole subject has to be handled at one time with an eye to reciprocity between (lasses and industries. The de hate, however, furnishes a significant in dex of what is coming in the next ses sion of congress .when the entire . tariff controversy will be oiened anew. rOIU) I'l.ANT TO OPEN. Partial Resumption of Operations Next Monday Is Announced. DKTIltU I , Mich., Jan. ''!. l'artial re sumption of operation by the Ford Motor Co. .Ian. 31 was announced yesterday. At the Highland Park plant 2. per cent of the force will return to work while full operation will be resumed in the tractor ulant. A number of foremen and others returned today to prepare for the resump tion on .Monday. ,o announcement was made as to when the force at the Highland Park would be increased. The plant has been closed since Dec. '21, upwards of r0,(HtO men being rendered idle. AMUSEMENTS. A D.U'CIITEK OF THE SUN. WAGNER. Opposite the Fire Station Thone 276-M Coming -lo the Auditorium Saturday, Feb..-,. After the avalanche, deluge as- it were. of sex problem plays that have 'inundated the American stage the .past seasons, what a rent it is to be able to go jnto the theatre without ' having-to blush through an alleged aex play with a very question abb? moral or lesson attached ; w hich will overcome the. indelicate language, the bla tant insinuation and roereentiry -motive at tached to such quest ionaM plays. A Daughter of . thUiHi,. the story of an Hawaiian butterfly, a love gtory'of these Pacific islands, comes as a distinct relief to the ocean of sex plays. The play carries an atmosphere ot tiiese won derful islands. The authors. Eohn J. Howard and Ralph T. Kettering, have given their subject much careful study. A band of native Hawaiian musicians and singers is carried and they render their native music throughout the action of the play. The scenic equipment of the play is a mammoth affair and the cast is a noteworthy one. A Daughter of the Sun will come to the Auditorium Saturday. Feb. fi. There if 1 will, be no 'wjtUnee.as, the oompanys. will 5Jlliot reJlJraUlexir until iTycIoek. , ' i V"- fr-v.-2-- flj-t ------ . v;?1 i - .- ; - a a a a a a DR. THOMAS 10 LEAVE VERMONT Resigns as Head of Middle bury College Goes to Penn State POSSIBILITIES IN NEW POSITION Students and Residents of Middlebury Regret Art ion of Ut. Thomas C ol lege lias Made Rapid Strides I nder His Administration. STATE COI.I.ECE, Penn.. .Ian. 2D. Dr. .lohn Martin Thomas, whose .resig nation as president of Middlebury col lege was announced yesterday, has ln-en tendered the presidency of Pennsylvania State coll. -go. officials of the institution announced lu re lat night. The Ix.ard of trustees of the college in session here last Tuesday, authorized a committee to negotiate with Dr. Thom as on the subject of the presidency. Thi? committee has tendered the executivi office to Dr. Thomas, college official said last night, adding that they had received no information as to whethf he would accept or reject the offer. Experts to Accept. NEW YORK. Jan. JT. Dr. John Martin Thomas', who has been offered tin presidency of Pennsylvania State col lege, announced here last night that he expected to accept the post. "As one of the large state institution in the I'nited States." Dr. Thomas said. "and the land grant college of the com monwealth which is second in agricul tural importance as well as in popula tion and resources, it offers jx.ssibilities which I cannot refuse. I expect to ac cept the Msition." Dr. Thomas's resignation ha:.' been ae cepted. it was announced here, by trust ees of Middlebury college. Ir. 1 nomas was ordained to the min istry in the. Presbyterian church in ls'.Ki and served as imstor of a church in East Orange, N. J., from that time until lu became president of Middlebury college, He holds doctorates from that institu tion and fiom Amherst. Dartmouth. Nor wich university and the University of Vermont. Dr. Thomas at one time was chairman of the Vermont state Imard f education and is a chaplain in the national guard of that state. Regret Expressed in Middlebury. MIDDLEP.CRV. Jan. 2!. Middle bury college officials last night disclaimed knowledge of the reasons for the resig nation ot President John M. Thomas and said furthermore that they know nothing of his. plans. Who Dr. Thomas's successor here will be is apparently un known in college circles. Prof. Edward D. tollins. provost and principal of the summer school, who is mentioned as a possible successor, declined, to make anv com me nt on the rumor. isumenis unci townspeople aiiKe are re gretful over Dr. Thomas's resignation Middlebury college has made rapid pros res.'i under Ins direction. When he took oUiee in JPOs the student attendance was while last year's catalogue gives it -11. with a total of 7G." through inclusion of the summer school. The value of buildings and grounds was !-it),(MM iri-UMis and is now X771.(MM The endowment in l!)OS was SKMMXIO, and now is .l.oOT.OOO. JACKSONVILLE. Mrs. Effie Darker. Mrs ElJie P.arkor. wife of Forest C. Rar ker, rC. died Jan. 1!) after a long and pain nil illness. Mrs. llavker had been in the ;ortli Adams Hospital nine times for var ious operations, and although a great suf- terer she bore her sufferings uneomplain- uisiy aim hit ucaui removes troni tlie community a thoroughly good woman, whose kindly deeds and generous hospitali ty had endeared her to all her friends and acquaintances.- - .Mis. Marker was born in this town July l.i. S(15. a daughter of Charles and A In gail (Atherton) Murdock, and lived in this town practically all her life and h and her husband had a cosy home at River side faun. Resides her husband she leave lliree sisters. Mrsi Jane Dix of tireen field. Mrs. Kred Chase of Pawnee CitV. Xeb.. and Mrs. Carrie Plumb of North Dana. Mass. and two brothers, Schuvler Murdock and lifton Murdock of this town. Ihe funeral was held Saturday at the home, Rev. Harvey Kastman officiating. The burial took place in the Whitingham cemetery, l no tiorai romeniorances were many and beautiful. Out of town rela tives were present from Worcester, Mass., Mtzaleth. N. J.. Recbe River. N. II.. Rrattleboro, Greenfield. Northfield. Chailemont, Colrain and Sherman. ' Enforced absence of a part of our sales force on account of sickness has delayed our stock counting. Our Semi-Annual Clearance Sale WILL BE CONTLNUED And Pushed With Unabated Vigor, With the Same Ridiculously Low, and in Many Cases Even Lower Prices, Till Our Annual Inventory ., LAST OF NEXT WEEK You may be sure of finding almost unheard of bargains, especially in the Ready-lo-Wear Department Many of the garments would seem to be al most given away when cost or value is consid: ered. A new and still lower price list on Good Shep herd Yarns goes into effect today 20c a ball rer duction on most yarns. S4 S an Tox Pine Balsam With Menthol and Eucalyptus A valuable and effective remedy especially recommended for coughs, colds, hoarseness, throat and bronchial affections. ; It' contains reliable expectorant, anodyne and sedative properties in an agreeable and aromatic form. Sold in two size bottles, 35c and 65c Brattleboro Drug Co. The Prescription Store 101 Main Street Phone 560 The Rutenber The Star The Domanco Range Dish Washer Iron All of the flat work, 85 per cent of the ordinary family ironing, can be done on A Simplex Ironing Machine Heated by gas, run by an electric motor, it costs less to operate than an electric iron. MORTON D. WALKER The Torrington Sweeper The A. B. C. Washer Residence Burglary Insurance Better, be safe than sorry. ' Let us quote you rates on a'Burglary Policy The safest, surest protection against Residence glary is a policy in a sound, reliable company. Bur- II. E. Taylor & Son Insurance Agency 114 Main Street Brattleboro, Vermont Mr. Wolf is at his store arranging his goods. Mrs. George Sawyer was in Xew Jersey o rttend the funeral of her mother the lirst of ilie, weok. ,j i ,,., n hm I '" are in this plaee sawing wood with his en gine for several persons. Mrs. Carrie Plumb, who helped care for her sister, Mrs. KiHe I5aiker, returned home Saturday evening. Edwin 'Murdock of Hebe River, X. IT., came to attend the funeral of his aunt, Mrs. Effie Baiker, returning to his work Sunday. - Raymond Roberts conveyed Mr. Dodge and Mr. Allard to Easthamnton recently to nee nliout securing a bultermaker' to P." E. Crosier and his help of Halifax 'succeed Mr.'5 Dodge who has resigned.' WEST GUILFORD. Mrs. Wallace 1'ufuoi is more comfort able. Sumner Coleman and R. 15. Thomas are confined to their-homes. Lorenzo Coleman of Rrattleboro spent Sunday with his father, Sidney Coleman. William and Johnnie Stilhnan, 7 and 11 years old, two motherless boys who were brought to the home of Mrs. M. W. Lynde by, Dr,-JHodgett of ''lie-How., Falls 4to wockwatf y or vuyfitK-Cr'M'utuicnt and i cart?; tavlsJiit travel jJJiaiii. be outdoors. 14