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THE BfRLINOTON FREE PRESS AND TIMES : THURSDAY, .TANTAHY 11. 1013.
PASTOR RICHESON ADMITS MURDER OF AVIS LINNELL Says He Has Suffered the Tortures of the Damned Since Giving His Former Sweetheart Cyanide of Potassium Capsule. WRITTEN CONFESSION OF RICHESON. The following enrofully written confession, nddresseil to Messrs. Lee. Morse and Dunbar, (counsel for Mr. Hielieson). and dated Boston. January fj, was given to the press at one o'clock Saturday afternoon: Gentlemen: Deeply penitent for my sin. and earnestly de siring, as far as in my power lies, to make atonement. 1 hereby confess that I am guilty of the offense, of which I stand indicted. I am moved to this course by no inducement of self-benefit or leniency. Heinous as is my crime. Ood has not wholly aban doned me, and my conscience and manhood.' however depraved and blighted, will not admit of my still further wronging by a public trial her whose pure young life 1 have destroyed. 1'nder the lashings of remorse I have suffered, and am suf i fering the tortures of the damned. In this f find a measure of I comfort. Jn my mental anguish I recognize that there is still, bv flic merev of the Master, some renilianl of 1li divine snni'l; ivof iroodness still lintrerine with v( I eoidd wish to live only because within some prison's walls 1 might, in some small measure, redeem my sinful past, help some other despairing soul, and at last find favor with my (iod. Von are instructed to deliver this to the district attorney or to the judge of the court. .Sincerely yours. CLARENCE V. T. UICIIESON. I . Boiton, Jan. 7. What punishment will probu 1 hi' meted out to the Uev. Clnr wi. 1 T. Rlehesoli, who has confessed t ic ' irder of his former sweetheart. Ml- is Dlnnell, wa.s the lending ipies i o to-day In the thoughts of all who li e followed the features of the sensa tional i a.'.-e. Jtii bcsoti b urned to-day from tho 'nipers that his confession was known il loughoiu the land, but while he lead i ir various accounts, ho made no coin iient upon them. JUS CONFKSSION AMPUIFIF.D. Illchesnn's confession, as made public stertlay. was bare of details. It Is u iricrstooil, however, that he enlarged on It to his counsel and that the district at t irney Is now In possession of most -f the Information which has come to the defense. While no person can be quoted ns re- sponsible for It. the statement Is made ! on high authority that Hlchrson's t lephone of her death, expressed Mir .'implitlod confession to his counsel was . prise at being .old. and nuggested that on the following lines: her brother-in-law nt Brockton he After purchasing some cyanide rf potassium from William llnhn, a Newton Center druggist, on October 10, the minister took the poison to his ioonis in Cambridge. A few days later '.in borrowed from Mrs. Krank H. Carter, In whose home he was a lodger, an earthen- tlon of the unfortunate girl and sug wnre mixing bowl, "to make some took Rested a posslnle motive for n crime, paste." j October If, Mr. Rlchesnn went Into se- Retiirnlng the bowl to Mis. Carter lie ' elusion at the IMtnnnris borne in Biook warned her to be sure and waih it' line. The following day he consulted his thoroughly, saying "I have been mixing attnrmy. poison In It." It was In this bowl, and October !! Druggist William II. llnhn at thi time, It Is sntd, that the minister ' of Newton Informed authorities of the by mixing the cyanide of pota.sslum with ' purchase of cyanide of potassium b the (lour and water made the capsule which clergyman on October H, on the asset ultimately caused Miss IJnnell's death. . tlon that he wished to kill a dog, This was Thtitsdny, October 1-. October 20 Mr. Hlcheson w.i arrested On Saturday, October 14, Hlcheson met ai 7:35 a. m. after the Kdm.inds house his one-time fiancee, who still believed bad been surrounded by police all night, herself his Intended wife, in front of the Druggist Hahn. at police headquarter. Hotel Touralne. by appointment, Tim repented bis accusation In the presence of couple wnlked for a short time ami then , the minister. Mr. Hielieson wis removed went Into a Boylston street cafe, Here to the Charle.s rtreet Jail, thev had luncheon, ufter which they took October .11 Mr. Rlchesnn was arraigned n walk to the Fenway. It was while seat- on a charge of murder In the first degree. I'd on a secluded bench In the park, after on the day he was to have wedded Mls the ulrl had again told him of her worry IMmnnd. He was held without ball over, her physical condition, saying she November if..-He resigned ns pastor of feared It was becoming apparent to her the Immanuel Baptist Church, Cam frlcnds, and had once more entreated htm bridge to pro-lire .some remedy for her, thnt the ! December !M- Mr. Rlcheson mutilated minister Is said to have handed the firl himself severely In Ills Jail cell and was the capsule, declaring It was a medicine removed to the Infirmary of the Instltu wblch would certainly act In the manner 1 tlon for further treatment. Later he was desired. returned to bis cell. Ci AVK DMIECTIONS FOR TAKING. lie directed her as to the manner of I taking It and then the iwlr walked to the car line, Mies l.innell went to her room In the Voting WomenV Christian assocla- ' tlon house while Hlchcon boarded n trol- ley enr for Brookllne. going to the homo! of Mls.s Violet Kdmitnds. the wealthy heiress, whom he was to have murrled a few weeks later, Meettng her chum, Miss Ducllle Zelgler, Avl.s said sin' itad been walking with her "friend,' (by which Miss Zelgler under- stood he meant Rlchesonl, and complain-i d of a headache as her excuse for hurry- ing to her room. A few bourn later s'ia was found unconscious In the bnthroom, and died without regaining consciousness Thnt Hlcheson Is a man of two per sonalities, and was anil is Insane, was the. belief expressed to-dny by Frank II Carter of Cambridge, a leading member of the Immanuel Baptist Church of which ftlchesnn was pastor, and tho man with whom the minister made Ills home. Mr. Cartor snld thai after n nervous breakdown from which Itlcheson suf fered last June, the Carters never re- i turned home after an absence of any length of time without searching th house from cellar to prnrret, fearing to Inri tlie dend body of the clergyman. Attorney 1-ee ti.-nli;ht expressed ureal relief at the turn of affairs lirought about by the confession, lie frald that tho defense could not have fcono through a trial with the least hopo of success. He added that they lind actually no defense.' A ....... I nn ,,,lr, It rintiirnnl tll'lt ,ou,,soi for the prisoner would prob- only uo to the Governor for commu tation of sentence on tho ground that Ihe Kcv. Sir. Jticnoson was iiot mi'iiiauy lesponslblo for his net. 'Mr. lc ex Viessed much gratification when told that apparently n majority of the Gov iinor's council, as well as tho Oover nor, scorned to ho opposed to the death sentence, CHUON'Ol'OOY OF TASK. June. IMiK Tlie Uev. I'lnrence V. '". Hlcheson met Avis Mnnell at her home In Hyaniilpnrt. nt the ninrrlnge of her older sister to W, J, Maclenn of Brock, ton Winter of l!ns.lii9 numor snld MIhs l.innell and the Rev. Mr. Hlcheson were pngaged to marry and thnt Miss LInnell was preparing her trousseau, June, 1910-Mr. Rlchesnn resigned hl Hyannlsport pastorate to acrept a call to the Immanuel HnptlBt Chnroli of Cam-lirldee i:' utembei, 10W--AvlB Mnnell left homeVreuSH in the profits of the People's l.a nUmiL Uio. CiuisccVsOfliyttt Mualc tu me. ! 4 Norton, :inil took n i until In the Boston Y. V. C. A. January, 101 1 I'p.iti reiiuest of certain members of t!ie ''amluldge church, of ficials of the Newton Theological Sem inary, where Mr. Hlcheson had studied, went to llynmilspurt to Investigate ie pnits of hi'- courtship of Miss Llnnell. .March, lsIl-Mrs. I.lintell received n let ter from AvK saying her engagement to Mr. Hlcheson hnd been broken nt his re quest. In the same month the family of Mos-es Grant Hdtimnds of lirookllne an nounced the engi'ijemen' of Ml.-s Violet lMmands to Mr. Rlchesnn. October (!, l'HI Avis was heatd holding telephone conversation with unknown person In which she marie engagement for Snturd.i.i afternoon. October H. 1911 Avis was found im-con-clotis In li.itlnoom nt V. W. ('. A. dorniltor, with feet immersed In hot water, .ir.ri expired statement. Kiehcson. withon making Infoniifd over notlfKri, Medical Kxatniner Lenry ar rived and found Hint death was due to poisoning by cyanide of potassium. October li In his sermon Mr. Hlehe. sun referred to the death of a beautiful .Kill friend. Autopsy revealed .lie cotiril- December 'S He had so far recovered from bis wound ns to be able to eat ChrLMmns illnner and the physicians said he would be ready for trial on .Tsnunry 15. January fi. ::H2-He confessed to his part n causing the death of Miss l.innell, WpWo mAT T TN nDTPT JN,W XUliD Itt DKltit . l-onaid Bliss, 43, who weighed M pounds, was found dead in bed .it BlooinlnKton, 111 1'rog revive republican leaders In I New .lei sey talk of putting Colonel 1 ftoosevelt's name on the presidential pilmnry ballots permission. without asking his Dr. Simon, Zurich, Switzei land ijac terlologlst, Is dead from the bite ot an Inoculated mouse with which be was ex perimenting In an efot t to find a serum for curing blood poisoning. For falling to run passenger trains on time snd for not providing exira trains. railroads of Texas must pa neatly $',llc!,IWI. New I'ntteil States gowrnilietil threo per cent, bonds, which were allotted last """" '"-" """" I . ' -So.w V'rK nl mH" the lowest leel ever touched Poslmnster-Genetal Hitchcock esti mates that by June postal savlnss ,dposlts will exired tvi,ftvi. and that I the system will not only be Mf-snstaln- "" ' r"flt s"v""n"m Kdwnrd H. Thomas. New York banker, has riled confessions of JudKments In claims against him for l.l'.U". H oi'.ernled with Morse nnd lleinzc and caught In the panic of r7. Nearly 5,0nn men are thrown out of em ployment hy tho eomplnto shut down "f the eight big llovemeyer sugar refineries In the Williamsburg district of Brooklyn. Overproduction was given ns the cause. Completion by the Mexican North western railroad of a l,o-foot tunnel through the continental divide Indicates the early Inauguration of through tialu service between the United Btates boundary and Chihuahua, Mexico. People's Tobacco rompan New Orleans has begun suit for J380.SH0 damages acaiiiKt the American To bacco company, churning that a dc- company since 1903 hat been due to monopolization uf the trade by tho de fendants. Toledo Is to hae three-cent fares, for two hours In the inornltiB nnd two hours In tho afternoon, with six tick ets for a quntlcr mid universal trans fers the rest of the day. As a result, a recelvorrshlp will not he Insisted on hy the trustee for bondholders. . The Kansas utilities commission bus granted pet mission to Winnipeg. Snlltni & (lulf railroad to Issue j:f,!W,000 live per ent. bonds, which have been sold In London to cover the construction of 1,0) miles of rond from Winnipeg to the Gulf of Mexico with a cross line from Kansas City to Des Moines. Construction will spirt In the spring. Testimony Introduced In the trial of Chicago packet Thtnsday showed that fT per cent, of the profits of tho packing business came from by-products. In 18 Armour A Co. made but IStt.ofn from the slaughter or :'H,Si animal. The dressed ment of e.teh animal showed n profit of three eent.s, whereas there was n profit nt 12 cents In the fnt, "2 cents In hides nnd IS cents In clue. The Boston Ololic savs that. In the nrtoptlon of a plan for the dissolution uf the Boston Railroad Holding company nnd nbsotptlon of the Boston R- Maine hy the New Haven, Governor Fos will Iiiue Ihe co-operatinn of President Mellen. The latter nl-o believes In, nnd will probably co-inerate In, a plan to effect a phylral connection of the two roaris In the Boston nnd Is wllllne to make this eonectlon by either a cross-town ttlimel between the South .Mill North stations or by a tunnel under the h.-.r'ior VERMONT NOTES Diiriuc the past year the polnl receipts at llrattleboro wei e M7.W.7s, nn Increase over the year before of $7(ix"s The reielpN for Clitistluas week were $2,"1.K). Fire destioyed I be liouse of fl, D. Whltteiliore In Sheldon Saturday, the lns being jr.O . The fire l thought to have started from a heater In a chamber. Tbciinotnetei registered 3n desrees be low :'cio at Sheldon Saturday morning nnd also nt Knnshurg I'nlK At Swanton tile mcr nry went down to 2! below. The 23rd annual Oilcans, county fair will be held nt Itoarlng Brook Park. Barton, August 2i. 21 and 22. A Fourth of July ciebiatlon and races will also be held. An epidemic of cblckenpox and (lerman measles has been prevalent in Brattlehoto since the beginning of December. ) luring that month M cne were reported nnd since January I there hive been over 34 new case". As be thought he had cause to discharge four RlrK one of the ptoprletors of the Wheeler Innnriiv In Bellow ,'nlls had a strike on his hands. At once the greater number of the rniaind'r of the employes, some ::." in nimibir, strm k in sympathy. After attacklni: George Mattlon of North Bennington with an axe, 21-yer-old Oveda I'ere.iult has been committed to tile Brnttielioro retreat for tteatnient. Shackles were plmeri about Ills feet but It required four men to hold him when a crowd formed about the trolley car In which he was seated with his father Tin: s ti i :it i pphm k. Iionoclastic Sheriff Jule! 'Is this the way ynu start to rule, By giving Madge .'. carl-wheel badge To flaunt upon iter cheM'.' Do you revive an ancient pun By telling Jones, the henpecked one, ills darlinR wife Will ease hl life By giving him nriestV She takes the badpc and pins It, o, Amid ihe folds of her .1abot: Then murmur". "It N scarcely fit To match my moire antique " Thereon to Jule she telephones, "I'd like a badge In softer tone. I'll change this pin Wlin you get in Some newer styles next wed; ' li. sliei Iffesses' In the eruh 'lint tiirn the subway maid lo tuiish, You may refuse The strap to use In hours from five to "even. Aye; When the battle's getting brisk, We see you flash your metal disk. Willie, stern of .law. You say, "By law A seat I now replevin!" Joy for the married Sheriff ess! When pa mnkes her allowanc les. By lcital writ She'll put her mil Within his pocket tight No more. In nlRht-cap rilarieni. Need she sit up till two a. in By ruling stilct She may evict The man that's late nt night! -John O'lieefe, In the N. Y. World. WHAT HE WANTFI. "Da.-llntt." "Well, Henry?" "Are you going to be ery bus,..- t nigh;?" "You know I am. This Is the night our neighborhood literary circlo meets." "Well, how about to-morrow after noon','" "To-morrow afternoon our bridge club meets.' 'Dear, dear! Then how about Tuesday evening'.'" "Tuesday evening I'm going to read a paper befoie the Suffrigetle society." "I'm soiry. Will you he engaged on Wednesday evening? ' "I shall. Our church missionary society holds lie annual meeting then, I'm its president, you know." "How unfortuii-'sj-er mn that ou are president. It's HI, ortunate that you will he engaged Do ou expect to he nt home Thursday evening. "I do not, Henty. The Woman's Fpilft society meets on Thursdays, nnd on Fri day I have promised lo serve tea at Mrs. Pwelkld's niulcale. hut what Is It you want, Henry"" "Oh, nothing' I merely thought If you were going to be at home some night soon I'd get mi to sen a button on my trous ers, but perhaps I can Hnd a tailor to do It WTinse tltmi Isn't ipiWe so taken up as yours." Detroit Free Press. HBR SF.COND DIMRNSlnN. It was on a little branch railway In a Southern State that the Ne Ktiglana woman ventured to refer to the high rates. "It seems to me five cents a mile Is extortion," she said, with frankness, to her Southern cousin. "Iff. ,i big lot of money to pay If you think t It by the mile," .said the South erner, In nor soft drawl: "hut you think how cheap It Is by the hour, Cousin Annie-only about 35 cents!" "Mother, what Is the least common domlnatorV" "Your father Is." SUPREME COURT HEARS HOTEL WAR Case of Powell vs. Woodburys Reviewed in Arguments at Montpelier Friday. Montpelier, .Inn. o. Supreme, court nd Journed thU afternoon for the January term. The Orange county case of Henry Emerson, bv next friend, vs. Cnrry-Deav Itt-Frost company of Montpelier, which Is with tho com t, was brought to attention by M. M. Oordon of the plaintiff's coun sel, v.iio rlted the rase which was for personal damages and In which the lower court awarded over IS.C00 to F.nierson. Mr, Gordon nld It had come to his attention that K. H. Dcnltt. counsel for the com pany, had settled with ICinerson In this city lost S'-aturilay night for Jl.on and thnt Kmerson, v.i.o l nearly blind, was not represented by Ills counsel or friends, nor were the counsel notified. He defiled the stipulation be dismissed or a commis sion appointed to investigate, and on re quest of Coun'el Smith of the other .side, Mr. Gordon as given S' days to file his motion, Ihe opposhij; counol 10 days thereafter to niiswer and tho court save them the rlrht fn name n commission which may lie Appointed hy the court at the next term In February. I'OWF.M, VS. WOODBUl'.YS The Chittenden county rase of .V I.. Powell, Tr.. vs. Chnrles 1.. Woodbury and Kriwarri I'. Woodbury, was heard this afternoon, M. I,. Powell nnrt John W. Herlinond of Newport representing Mr. l'nwell, and Tt. K. Brown of Burlington teptesentlng the Woodburys. The hotel wiir which has waged In Ihe Queen City wns brought to Montpelier, nnd the argu ments on both sides were somewhat heated. The lower court verdict wns for the plaintiff to tecover J.Wl nnd costs. Mr. Brown reviewed the case, saying It wns an action for malicious prosecution of a suit In chancery In which (Jeor'e M. Delaney and the Woodburys were tli.i orators. The trouble complained of was an Injunction that was Issued preventing the plaintiff In this case from selling at auction tin- Hotel Burlington propeity. I'P to May s, l-Hifi, (-,. M. Delnney In. I owned the property nnd on that date ho executed t, the plaintiff a deed of the proiert In trust for the benefit of him self anil creditors. The plaintiff -n trustee took clinrge of the hotel and operated II until It was destioyed by tiro January In, 19111. On March 7. 1!1, the aforesaid Delanev executed to Ft. K. Brown nn option on the property in which be agreed lo sell to Mr. Brown the Hotel Burlington prop erty. On that day. Mr. Blown assigned the option to the Woodburys. t'nrier the option Delnne-y agreed to convey tho property In fri days for $24.'ion cash. March 24 b" executed a quitclaim of nil Ids In terests in tin. property. Sometime prior to March 2.", as a tesult of nn interview nt the Van NVs at which Ihe two Wood, burys. M. ,. -owell and Mr. Brown were present, the plnlntifT advertised the prop, erty for sale at auction, 'lite Injunction was served on him the day before the auction. May v Hie i liaiuerv suit was dismissed, which devolved Ihe lulunctloM. Damages are claimed in the reduction ol value of the propeity, Mr. Brown claimed that when !elnne deeded the properly to M. 1.. Powell as trustee hr still owne-d an equitable Inter-e-t and could therefore convey to the Wemrihuo's etr others. Mr. Powell argued for the plaintiff He said Mr. Delanev s tinsecuied Indebted-nes-s amounted to S!.Vi when lie bad been given to understand It was ll.iflo, and he advanced from his own pocket 17,0') to settle wltli all creditors who weuild ac cept 7. cents on tile dollar. M' Delaney got all the benefit of the settlement. De laney mmic an agreement with Mr. Pow ell that the latter should carry on or sell the hotel as lie saw (It, and Delaney liad no right to convev the property to some one else The buslnes-s- increased under Mr. Powell's management, he said, until Il was securing ' per cent, uf the com mercial business of Burlington when the file tame ami was a real competitor to ihe V.m Ne.ss-. Immediately after the lire Mr. Powell announced that .1 new hotel would rise "Phoenlx-IIke from the nncs of the old." "We admit," he said, "that Oovernor Woodbury and his sons have a right to do anything preiper to prevent competition. In this Instance their nctlon was noi proper. Not only did they not want the property t all but they wanted to pi em anyone else from getting it. Just as soon as the new hotel whs started on an other site their Interest In this property In question ceased. Mr. Brown told me the Woodburys weie not Interested when I at ked him for the names of the parties who delrrd the option. I had eneieavored to fompo.-H a syndicate af such men ns F.llas l.ymnn, F K. Hurgess nnd H, .1 Booth to offer Delaney AC"10 for the tuins for the new syndicate. Mr. Brown's option was for fJl.irti. Mr. Delaney thought J. S. Vlles of Montpelier or some other outside patty was b"hlnd the option or would not have made It to hi old com petitors, the Woodburys. Delaney was simply the pawn of the Woodburys to draw their chestnuts from the lire. There was nothing fairer than public auction If the Woodburys cared to bid for the prop. rrt. Their only desire wns litigation to lie up the property. When they saw tho new hotel wns being erected they made ,i reconveyance lo Delaney even before their option expired." PUBLIC SERVICE DATES, Seiren Heiirlnus Set for Ilie Xeit Three Week. Newport, Jan. '.Hearings have been set by tho public service commission as follows: January -At Ihe clly court room, Bane, s" p. m.; hearing on petition of F H. Fitzlingh and 21 others. Incorpora tors of the Barre Granite Railway com pany, for certificate showing that the proposed railroad Is for the public good nnd that the provisions of the stntutn have been complied with, Jnnunry It At tho Chittenden county court liouse, Burlington, a a. m.; ad journed hearing In proceedings with ief. erence to union station and the elimina tion of grade crossings. Jnnunry ! At thn Hons of Seterans' hall. Foutlt Royalton, 10:3" a, in.; ad journed hearing op petition of selectmen of Roynlton, et. in., vs, central Ver mont Hy. Co., for the diminution o'f grade crossings In the village of South Itnynllon, January 17 At the ruoin of tho com- mission, Montpelier, 9 a. m.; hearing on petition of John G. Sargent, attorney general, s. Rutland Railroad Co., anfl the Central Vermont Hy. Co. These com plaints allege thnt the railroads In iIich. tlon have violated thu State demurrage law. At the some place at 2 p. m,; hcarlllK on petition of John f). Sargent, attorney-general, vs, Western Tel. & Tol. Co., complaining as to rntes and service of said company. Jnnunry is At the Bnrilwell llouso, Ittitlnnd, li a, in,; adjourned hearing In re-petltloti of Clarendon Power company for permission to Increnso Its capital slock nnd Issue mortgage bond. Jnnunry a At the city court room, Rutland, 0 a. m.: lienrlnjr on petition of Peicival W. Clement, mayor of the city of Kutlaml, nskliiK for amendment to the. Hutland city charter. OIIDKHS ISSUED. Tho following orders have recontly been Issued: In the petition of the Orange County Telephone Co. vs, Hoynlton Power t-o nnd Ilnpld Telephone! A Telegraph com pany, which comnlnlned that unsafe ton' dltlons cxlstel between the villages of Chelsea and South Koyalton. with re snect to the location of telephone and high voltage electric wires, a liearlng was held nt South Royalton on No vember S. after which the commission employed an electrical expert nnd ordern Issued for n safer arrangement of vires. In the matter of thn elimination of tho grade crossing about two miles north of the railroad station nt Charlotte, bj the construction of a new highway ajid an underpay, tho commission Ins Issued an order for the approval of the work and tho ncceptanee of the highway, and the Uutland Hnllroud company Is ordered to fence and bar the grade crossing airulnst public trniel. An older Ims also been Issued accepting certain fcctloiis of new highway, Includ ing nn underpass nt the Flndlay bridge crossing, so-called. In the town of Bethel, which new work wns constructed for the purpose of eliminating these grade croii Ings. The commission bus authorized the Ne-shobn F.lectrle company, operatltm an electric plant In Br.indun, to Increase its cnpltnl stock In the sum of Sin,"""1, by nn Nsue of 1'0 shares of preferied stock of the par value of Sinn, with a guarantee lo t pay annual dividends thereon of live pet cent. The pin pose of this Is-site Is to pa., outstanding floating ilidebte-ltiess and for' the improvement and enlargement of tin-. company's plant In tho petition of the I-nkn Diinmore Power & Traction company, op-ratlng an electric plant In the town of Bristol, a certificate lias been Issued granting the company the right to lr.ue bonds In amount not exceeding $X"1, hearing In terest t tlie rate of six per cent, per annum, secured by a lir-t mortgage on ill the property of the corporation, pro filed that the ptoce-eils theicof shall be npptled to the payment of the existing In debtedness, and for Improvements and ad ditions to Its plant and property. On petition of the Barre Pallroad oin pany a certificate has been issued grant it niiti,,,rlfv to Increase Its capital stock In the sum of $fifi,". In shares o' j the par value of Jlfr) each, the preiceeds t" lie used for pnvliiR the cost of additions I and extensions to the petitioner s rail road. On petition of the St. Jolinbur Kb-ctri company, operating power plants on the P.is.siimpslc liver, in the town of St Johnshurv. aiitl'.eulty has bren granted to Increase Its capital stock In the sum of t'Si.tor; by an Nsue of 2.VI shaies. ca'ii share with the par alue of II' "V. proceeds of such stock to be used solely for pay ing current Indebtedness already accrued for the building of a new power plant, and which may hereafter accrue for the completion of same; and for such further additions- and extensions as the petitioner may construct In the proper development of Its business. In nil the above oim, the petitioners are ordered, on or befoie June 30, Ud2. and cver six months thereafter, to llle a return under oath, reciting theli doings under these certificates. ItCPOBT ON COLLISION In the mutter of accident to W. it. Chayer. neat P.iverton, Oi tober 2:. on tin Central Vermont rail win . a public Ileal n was held at Montpelier on De cember 12 In this cae Ihe commission llnds that the accident, which was a collision between extra freight trains, was the lesult of short flagging on the part of a brakemnn, who did not comply with the rules of the company, which required him. under uch circumstances, to to back from the rear of his train at least .in telegraph poles: he in fact nnlv went back 10 poles, and the collision resulted In i onsequeiice thereof. The commission e loses its report as follows; "Several .ic i lilents similar to this had occurred pre viously, and the commission, through thli Investigation, lias embraced the eip. poitunity to emphasize to the ttnlnmen. and especially the brakemen, the necessity of nt all times faithfully to follow the rules .is laid down for their guidance, for the protection of person.- and prop erty " CENTRAL VERMONT PAYS TRAINMEN BETTER WAGES Montpelier, Jan. 7. A change in the wiige scale on the Central Vermont railway now effective gives tnateilal Increases to conductors, baggagemen ami hnikemen. On the Moutpelicr llarro branch line conductors rcelve tUT. Instead of Js:.; baggagemen, 7S instead of and brakemen, J7j a month- mi the mnln line, conductors recele for runs of I ." r. miles or ovc I' cs cents n mile, baggagemen. I..V. cents per mile, and brakemen, l..H cents per mile. On runs of less tluin 1." miles, conductors will rei eh e $ l.'.'a a day, baggagemen, S'J.TT. a day ana brnkeiuen. $2.r.n. On way freights, (onductois who were paid n month will rocnlv. SO;; cents a mile and brakemen '.'.7' cents a mile with inn miles the mini mum run. On through freights con ductors retclvo cents a mile and brakemi'ii I.4I. On Hicbford and Ks set Junction passenger trains conduc tors will receive $10 a month, bag gugemon. f H", and brakemen, $M u month On freight service, conductors will receive $10S unrt brakemen 0 a month, on Burlington and Cambridge Junction brunch, conductors will re ceive $1"? n month, baggagemen, J71, and brakemen, HSfi FOI'ND AOF.D WIKK DF.AD. Cislleton, Jnn. 7. When A K, Alford, who Is 111 yenrs old, returned to the house .shot tly after noon he found his wife sit ting upright III her wheel chair dead. They hud been married as yoars. - . . .-, Mrs. Alfotd was born in I ,, of ,llJllr,M received yesterday In the Springs In ISA- She Is sur ved b one , , Vermont Marble son. William II .Alford of this , b- ,nlp,1Ilv nt riol.,or, ere he was em sides her hu.ibaud. Mrs. Alford had been, fcn i., .i, wi of health up to two years ago I ' , .... , ..,. when ho fell and broke one hip, 'I'll ", DA.VriKIl Ol' I.A fiHlPIM'l Is Its falnll tendency to pneumonia. To cure your la gripple coughs take Foley's Honey and Tnr Compound. H. K. Tlsher, Washington, Wan . says: "1 was troubled with a severe attack of la grippe that threatened pneumonia. A friend advised Foley's Honey and Tav Compound and I got rellot after tnklng the Hist few doses. I took three bottles nnd my In grippe wns cured." Get the genuine, III tile yellow package J W O'BulllViiu, 1M Church St, Farm as Well as Use BRADLEY'S Nn High Grade Fertilizers which replenish the soil with the plant food profitable crops require. Bradley's Fertilizers are ' made of High Grade Chemicals, Phosphates and animal matter which produce Complete Manures of iho best quality and condition for crop feeding and economical distribution by hand or machine. Fifty yearn auecers In establishing the largest business in high grade fertilizers. Our booklets and calendnrs for 19(2 are now in the hands of our local agents for dis tribution. Agents wanted in unoccupied territory. The American Agricultural Chemical Co. Bradley Fertilizer Works 92 State St.. Boston. Hundreds of Cases Similar in Every Degree to That of .Dorothy Arnold. 4 Police record of misslni; persons in (it'eatcr New York: I'er.sons reported inlssliiu In I'.Hl, S.StiO Number not located, I.Tiii'i. Total number disappeared lOOi; to I I'll InclUHlve, and not located, !.fSI. Women who have disappeared : lldlfi 1 !1 1 1D11. iv.-, 2ST 1 .000 Unarms why ylfls leae home: pirfit jJevere home restraint. Second Extreme povertv. I rl Theatrical aspiration Kourth l.ured away. , New Yoik. Jan. 7. Uurlnc the year Jim ended the New York police have been (filled to the aid of families from which some member til 'appeared exactly 3,'A'i llme.s, and dnrlns this same time approxi mately l,(i women, mo-t of them yomiK Klrls ranslni; In aqe iro n II to - jears. have utterly dtsappi .red Kroin an .lUlhorltati w -ource at police he:tdiiiarters the New Yuri. American Is Informed that the ll"t of persons report ed to them if not one-half the numer of persons, that actually disappear. Hesi tancy on the part of telatives causes them to fall to call upon the public authorities, i inly one-third request that 'he cas.v he made public During K-ii. sni.i one ..... luto been confronted with hundreds of ,', 1)f cases similar In every degree to th Dorothy Arnold. Many other cases are -is battling as hers. The young girls left nhsolufcly no trnce behind. They made no preparations for departure, and few Iv.ive since been heard from. "We succeeded in locating hundreds of women and young girls who left their usual furionndings, but In ivery one if these cases there was some clue on which the detectives In the bureau of missing persons could work. "The principal reason why girls leave home, we hnve learned, is because of a guiding hand that Is too severe. Parent should be more lenient In their method-i of lestralnt. They should know that nothing Is gained by methods too harsh, and that n young woman In this country j will not remain under the roof of parents whom she rightly knows misunderstand hei or are entirely too brutal in their matter of fact dealings. 'The next leason wh the young wom an disappears Is beennse she sees sncn .ihji'.'t poveity In her own home and such utter hopelessness If she remains there. She sees her mother slaving and saving, an old woman at 31 and she runs away to forget "A third leason is the glitter of the stage, th" allurement or the gnyety in life anil the development of the idea that one must uve inr uie prtwiu .inn let Hie futuio care for Itself. ' The fourth main reason, and fourth in the list, Is tho man In the rase. Some times he lures the girl away and de set :s her She -Is ashamed to return. Sometimes) lie is of a different social station, iiiul she wants to forget her own nnd live In his. "During the year imiiiv women from homes of refinement and from families where thn financial standing Is very high have disappeared ns utterly as did Dor othy Arnold. We can do nothing, for they left no clues behind. MARRI.F, WORKKH'S INJFHY PATAU. Rutland, Jnn. 1. - Steve Knoll, a Hun garian, nged ii years and unman led. died ti I to-day at the Proctor hospital as th" ie ,.r ivtfirl.lu .t.i.l ten In1iir..,l 1 11 1 " I'll 1 1 V. tllC j surgeons being unable to locate the exact ! mi lure of his Injuries. Tho fuuurnl will be held to-morrow. HIS CHOICE, "There Is an old negro down In mv town," snUJ John Sharp Williams, the former democratic leader of the House, ' who did mo a service. 1 wanted to re ward him. so I said; "'I'ncle, which .shall. I gle yoii-a ton ul co.il or a bottle of whiskey'." " 'Fob de l.o'd, Mnio.,1 John,' he replied, you-all shorlcv knows I bubn wood.'" WUE GIRLS VERMONT GRANITE MISSING IH 1911 FOR $550,000 JOB you Know How 2 Rector St., New York. Government Awards Contract fo Washington Postoffice to Wood bury Co. of Hardwick. WiudilnKton, Jan. ". The cuvernme it has awarded the J.V.iitin contract f ip Knmlte for new postutllce hulldlnR In W'ashitiKton lo the AVoodburv Cranlto company of ll.irdwlck, Vt. ManitKer Hlckford of the Woodbur company has Kono to t'hteaeo to consult the I'Ulldlni; nrvbltut on some detail.- ut i onstruntlon. Iurlni; the several weeks Mr Ltickfonl hai been here, Hie depart ment has been on the point of nwsirdlmj him the contract half a dozen times, but In each Instance some small matter cam up and postponed llnal decision. Oovernor John A. Mead has accepted an invltutlon to be a miest of tho famotw tJrldlron club nt the midwinter meetlnff Friday evening. February 9- The ses sions of the club are a national event, and Vermonters here will give the Governor a cordial welcome. VKHMONTKRS IN WASHINGTON. Directly opposite the Hotel Cochrane, the abldlnK plnee of Senators DllllnKhatn and face, and at the corner of and facing Franklin Paris Is the Hotel Hamilton, nn old Washington landmark, but one of tha llrst-claFs family hotels of the city and noted for its "homey" atmosphere. At the Hamilton are now gathered for tho winter a Vermont colony of nurllnston lans. These are Mr. and Mrs. 33. P. Shaw, Mr. .1. G. Heed. Mr. nnd Mrs. P. J. Kii rlcht and daughter, Olnra, and C. B. Grnv. Mrs. Dlla. F. SpauldlnB of Rurllnfftoa Is the irnest of her daughter, Miss Gertrud palldlng. for the winter The latter Bp. .! .u- ! Is assistant clerk of the Senntn committer on Interstate commerce. Joseph T. Stearns of Burlington was in the city over Friday on a brief buslne-s trip. 1, A. White, formerly a business man In Burlington and the Lnmollle valley, is now at the head of a prosperous caf. nnd apartment house on Indiana avenu , thl city. .Judge and Mrs. H. D. Morse of Dan vllle are with relatives here for thn winter. Mrs. Ptge and Miss Alice noeompanled, Senator Page back here on his return this week, and will remain -with him sometime. Senator Uorlmer will be heard In his own behalf to-morrow by the Investigat ing committee of which Senator Dllltng- hnm Is chairman. This Is expected f complete the evidence In the case, and the individual members of the commltto will then begin making up their briefs Albert 1 1. Cheney of Stowe was ri -appointed iostmnster of that town Th'irs dny. It Is an unquestioned fact, too fre quently rroven to admit of doubt, that many of the men In public life here, n Congress and out of it. sprung mote r less remotely from Vermont .stock. The most recent discovery along these Une-i Is Hon Mos.s v.. Clapp. senator from Minnesota, chairman of the great Inter Mate inmmeroe committee and the right bund man in the Held of l.a Follette In his campaigns His father was Harvr Spaiildlng Clapp. a native and for mnr. years a resident or Moretown in Was' -ington coimtv. later removing to Dclpb Indiana, wheie the future senator was born and tlnallv emigrating still lalei to Hudson, Wisconsin, where he died i" IW. All of the family of the generation of the senator's father, Harvey, WlllUm. Newell. Hodges, Betsey and Mrs. Cyri.s Ulsconib, U ft Moretown for the west In the 50' s and W- and hnve since resided In Wisconsin where they now have raniu' descendants. Another unlive of Moretown Is the Hon Luther Foster, a prominent resident of Roberts, Wis. Ills wife, formeily T.uev llasMns, Is nlsn a native of Moretown wn HAVF. .ii'sr itixiiivr.n another hundred of those dollar Bon Bon dishes, nnd commencing this inoinlng, wn will give with a purchase of a one-pound box of Utugett's Chocolates a Bon Bon dish, only one to a customer, while they Inst, for New Year sifts. We have a nlco line of fancy boxes filled with the be.st candy made We also pl-.tco on silo 5') boxes of fiiV candy fur 'Jfc this momln. We have manv useful New Year gifts ,i Medical Hall, :'l Church street, where y save from lo to 50 per cent, on drugs u ul prescription. J W O'Sullhau