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VOL. LXXXVI1I. NEW SERIES VOL. LX
BURLINGTON, VT., THURSDAY, JANUARY 1, 19H.
SIEGEL FIRMS IN
EC I IS
Gross Earnings of Great De
partment Stores Estimated
at S 10.000,000 Annually.
CONCERNS DECLARED SOLVENT
Private Hank with 82,000,000 of
Poor People's Money on
.Deposit Also Sus
pends. Vow York Pec. 30 Two greu depart
J I 'in- ti Nmv York and mir ill Hos
t , express compnii), a wholesale
1 ii tnl .i private hanking house nin In
'ii M"t with tho department stores,
it'i .i (1 w.tli .mil controlled liy the Slegel
Stores orniirition of which Henry Siegol
r t i . it v dlrcctin r head nnd prcsl
i w n i.li. iil 'n the hniids- of receiv
II.. I -d IV I'll. High II MUlt Instituted by
tin id t .inptin.v In Ihi' federal courts
N 1 1 cf i , ..neci-ns ai (-online to state
s' t i i ii I Is Insolvent ami the iv
t in u,i t ilv n to conserve their good will,
u1 i it.
nd Ii i
nml reorganize them. '. e
illltles were not stated. Cur-
I i ' '.ink credit made the lcceiv
I'r .i itive. Their gross earnings
r v( i'a'-e been estimated at IK1,
i i i
rn the similarity of wlmiw ror-
i me fn one case and stride nwncr-
t r Slcgel Stoles corporation in
. 1 llilllt l.'SUlt in the lllferelK
w re involved In the fnllur.
t 1 inii' statements explain-
thin. The Grcinhut-Slcgcl
1 f '
1 ny of this city has no con-
t o- otherwise, with the firms
i-ni ti-r d
1 it 1 Ml li
1 00m r & I .
v 1 lie Slcgel Stores corpora'
t el- ago the store of Slcgel,
although Its stock is owned
1 ) tho .s.cgi ' Stores corporation, is pros
I'd-'E iv.'Ui'-I hero Issued a statement
lit m 'fr t which was eontlrmed by Max
"an, grm,:at . ounsel for the Chicago
J- Tin bu.-lness there, he said, would
1 citinuid without Interruption. The
f.' .re. 'a nddr.l was In no sense a party
t j 11 s it The turns for which receivers
V .-. npd). I. ,1 ;ire:
Fn irternth street More, New
."mi eel and l-'rank H. Vnirel.
ilr iu 1 prlnte banking business as
iU' Sl j. I Co., .Vow York.
I' nrv slog. I .t Co., wholesalers,
Mr i 'i i i'k
M r h ii u' Kxprofs company. Now
Jfrnrv Siegel company, Hoston, n de
li tm t stor.
I ' all i .c. nt the banking house,
1 'i Marble and ,T. S. Sheppard.
Jr 1 H cltv were named ncelvers
Miib tonibi of $r0,noo eaeli. Henry
"Mi ' 1 was placed in chai-ffe of the
' 1 ' I , b ?mess. The amounts of Its
lis. win pot nnnouneed. but they
'ini-it.il at J2, 000.000. mostlv
' n i'l iccounls. It paid Ji per
1 nii rit and the majuilty of tho
in iiors were comparative v poor
.i 1 I.
M Melville said to-nlulit that he
v a i.ot fully Informel 1-enardlnK the
coMll'ioi of the bank In the Four
tt 1 t,il trei I store.
If the tore Is solvent, the hank Is
nil '1 lit hi said. A few depositors,
mo' tl yo mu frlrls and women applied
lor tl r imom v to-day and were told
thtv would have to watt until audi
tors 1 d gone over the books.
( OSMOPoklTAN HOTi:i, i'AILK.
Niw Vork, Die. .i.-The Cosmopolitan
3loUl, one of tho oldest hostelries in the
low r section of the cltv, cIoed its doors
UK to-u 1 after an assignment for tho
I unfit of ir -dltots had been made. Per
fcuis who i ive patronized the Cosmopoll
W f r i re given but a fi w lioi.rs
to iiiiu.t ii.. ii belongings as tlu- order
t 1 1 is ram.- as a surprisn to tho
ii nnahcmctit It-elf. Sornc of the guests
lltd 1 'ill' from the old Astor llous-e
Vlnn 'hat Hroadwav landmark was va
cated n nt v The 'usinopolitan stands
' 1 1 P .-t and West Hioadway.
'i 1 'it to-day covered also the
Hi ill .s: are Hotel, further uptown,
v 1 1 w i iint tin open
FARM BUILDINGS I5URNED,
HestrojN JiiNeiih Hruln's House
nml lliirnx near -l. Allimis,
St l"ii s Dee Nearly nil
Viu IJii g on the farm of Joseph ICrwIn
on the Si idon mad were destroyed by
bre lust v n'n- lire was dNi over-
td 1' a in' bay in one of the large
ban and iIk n.unes soon spread to thi
u" ,ni do. horse barn, gianarv, and
at ir' b t ie bouse, nil .,,K burned P
tin cround The hou-eimld goods, sleighs,
liarm-seH and h(Jmi. farming Implements
wen i i ed bv neighbors but the ktrong
wind uiuidi ii lmposllile to sa-c any
building tx (,u .. barn which contalnei
11 "iirgi i 1 t ,t v or hay. All the live
Htotk wan pi. c The origin of the lira Is
not known and Mr. Krwln ban not do.
ildcil wh rn- or not he will tebulid. The
Iocs Is coven d by Insurance.
HACK HANK TANKS I'AID.
State Tieiissner K II. De.-nln
Motility iid.m as pint imyuient on back
taxea d n- from the (.'lenient National
tmnk of I'litland. as tho lesult of the re
cent decision of the I'nlted States S11-
linnii. fomt In uphnlilliiK a former de.
rlslou that tin tax of seven-lenlhs of one
tier cent iiln-id on savings deposits In
national bunks ov the Legislature of l!i0.l
was not unconstitutional The Clement
linnk contc-.ted the legality of the tax and
dnro tin law became effective lias paid
taxes onb fir the periods, ending Septem
ber M, r.ir, March ::o, 100s, and Septeuiber
IWS, and wit'i the exception of the tax
tor 111. If III HUMS I'llllltlir 1 nt'oh '! Ifllf,
lia a 1 : 1 1 n 1 ,'nur.t Tie, Vital uinount
M.. It. a Cl.il oln.
Discharged after 36 Hours' De
liberationTwo against Con
viction from the First
New Yin k. Dee. ."A After deliberating
:! hours the Jury iryliiK t It. .11 ..'
Hans Schmidt, the former priest of St
Joseph's Church. accused of the rnt-rder
of Anna Anmnller. repotted about ten
o'clock to-night that It could not leach
an aqreeinent and amis dl.seharned.
The foreman of the Jury reported to
Judge Foster that there wus 110 posslbll
Itv of an agreement being leached, the
last ballot taken being exactly as the
Mist. Two of the Jurors hud 1 .
against convletlon all the time, nald
Alter thanking the Jurors nml freeing
them f Mini further service. In connection
with the case, Judge Foster directed that
Schmidt be remanded to the Tombs.
The accused c.-pilcst heard the report
of the Jury without showing much in.
terent. It was learned That the two
Jurors, who had falksl lo rim-ce with the
other I", were of the opinion that
'chnildt was insane when ac, luiicit the
woman with whose minder he Is charged.
The crime for wii' h linns Schmidt ban
been on trial Is considered one of the
most 1 1 Milting In the history of this city.
Knrly In September parts of a woman's
bod) were found in the Hudson river
near the New- Jersey shore.
Schmidt was arrested a few days later
and admitted that on September 2 he
had killed Anna Autntiller, a woman
witli whom he had lived. He said he act
ed by Divine command.
HI- trial started 011 December S and
towards the List became largely a battht
of witnesses between the alienists who
bid (Mimlned the defendant for the do-t.-nse
and the State. Schmidt's father
and sister came to this country for the
purpose of assisting him In his defense
.Ililiie-i '1 mi ford of lniticlicr .afe in
I lie Arctic Irele.
Mrs. Kstdle I. Craw lord of Moiupelier
lias received Infortnation by letter of the
safity of her son, James Claw ford, wind
of whom she has e.ietly sought for two
months past. He Is a number of the
Sti fanssou Arctic expedition, which, at
tlrst reported lost, Is now safe In winter
qunitcrs at Onlllnuon point, Do miles notth
of Fliixin.in Inland. Mr. Crawford h
chief engineer aboard the Mary Jiaclis.
Mrs. Crawford wiis grief sp-lcken when
news ca.ne that the crew of. the Mary
Sachs was lost In an lee pack, but latly
she has called at the Montpelier pnstollk'e
hoping for a b Per.
MIDNIGHT riI?K AT HA KTONSV1 1,I,K.
Fire at Hartonsvllli Monday night com
pletely destroyed the old hotel pioperty
consisting of a dwelling house, general
store and barn. The lire was discovered
about II MS o'clock and was probably
iiised bv a defective ehlmnei The prop
erty was owned by A. H. Day and tho
loss was about K""0, partly covered bv
Hid KVKHC.ItKKN SHIPMENTS.
An idea of the extint to which Christ
inas trees are cut In Virmont may be
gained In the statement that during the
turly winter the Rutland railroad hns
moved f 1 0111 points In Vermont across
State borders ls0 cms of evergicens. It
has been estimated that each car carried
not less than r.'iO trees, and when the trees
were small sometimes as many as 1,I
WIDOW OF IIIItAM A. 11FSK DKAD.
Mrs. Olivia W. II use, widow of
A. 1 1 use, dbd at the home of her daugh
ter in Montpelier Tuesday 11101 nlng. fol
lowing a i-dioko of paralysis which she
sustained last Sunday morning .mil from
which she did not regain consciousness.
Mrs. Huse Is survived by two children,
Mrs. ('alio c, Hancroft. with whom sin;
lived, and a son, Itay W. Huso of Mont
pelier. The funeral will take phuv this
afternoon nt :."l o'clock from the resi
dence of Mis. lianeroft.
VICItMO N T HI I KV IT I US.
Daniel J. Callahan of Kutland suft'eied
a sciious Injury Monday afternoon when
a knife with which he was cutting a side
of trillion beef slipped and buried Itself In
his wrist, .severing an artery.
The Congregational Church at lirntlle.
bum has secured nearly all of tm fun 1
of J.n.Od-i which the parish voted to rnl.-i
to buy the (looilhtie property and mnke.
Improvements 011 the church plant.
Harriet Olivia Huse, widow or Hiram
IIiifc. Senator Dillingham's law paitner
and for many years State librarian, died
yesterday morning at Montpelli r of apo
plexy.. She was a native of ltundolpli.
i'lre starting from a defective flue In
the farm hoiiFe (,r John Nicholson at
llecklev hill, Unite, Monday night com
pletely destioyed the htory and a half
wooden Mrtictiirr and a large barn. The
b ss was $"1,(11 a.
CHECKER CLUR OFFICERS.
IC. II. Ilorse.v of
Ludlow, D. .
Neeri-liirj -'I'ri'iihii rer.
- i'lu- four'- . .,- tin I
tile Vermont Stnto
Checker club opened hern yestordav.
thu business s. -'.ma being he'd in Die
afternoon. These officers weie elect
ed: U. H. liorsej of Lullow, president;
J. A. Jarvis of St. Albunw, vice-presl-
J lit; W C. Iloag of Itiiiilngtoii, snc-reta-.v-lieaHurer,
I.. J. UMleston of
Itutland, director of games; );. II. D01
Hi y, V. K. ItlchardHon of llellows Falls
and C. N. Moulton of Charleston, gov
erning 1 1 o a 1 I .
The Slate cliaiuiilon, lir. A. J. Val
ium of MoriisvUle, U unable to be
pioHnut on account of illness. Follow
ing are the entries to date: N. A.
Hailoy of Kutland. formiir State cham
pion; W. C. lloag, Huiilngloii; J. A.
JniviB, Kt. Albans; If. M. Sanderson,
Mlllon; w. II. Itlchardson, llellows
Falls; U. A. Hall. I'lyinoiiih; V. c.
.Mauloj, L. Keatliig. W. M. Itlxbv.
Itcgiin, IC. ( Warner and IV
Dorsey of Ludlow.
To malm cf "buying for tho homo" a
problem of (list linportnnco In tho homo,
making Is to liul nioro of "tho joy of llv
lne"is ad-reudcra uo.
TO BE ATTACKED
Counsel for Federal
Outlines Defense in
ft Is Enjoined.
HUGE BLACKLIST IS KEPT
President Johnson Says
Coming Struggle Will He
Good Thing for All
Indianapolis, I ml.. Dec. i That orgun
b'.ed baseball will be attacked as a trust
under tin- Sherman anti-trust law. and as
maintaining a blacklist in ense any In
junctions ale sought to lestraln players,
held miller the reserv- clause, from play
ing with the Fedntal League, win indi
cated by a statement Issued to-day by
Kdwanl K. dates of this city, counsel for
the l-'edcl-Hl League.
"Any baseball club that attempts to ic-
cure an Injunction." said .Mr. Gates, "to
restrain a player from nlnvlmr in ..in
Federal League must come 4nto couit
with clean hands. Otherwise, no matter
what contract they may seek to enforce,
and no matter how binding on the face
thereof such conliact may be, the court
will decline to enter into the merits of
the ease and dl-mlss the bill in equity at
The national commission if it go. s Into
court will Immediately be confronted by
two mi.v s'tions propo-ltlons: First, In
the lomnilsslon a trust within the mem.
lug of the Sherman anti-trust act? And
Is not, In fact, a bin -kl'st maintained .'
"There Is 110 doubt in the mind of un
onc, we take It, that organised lw.eball,
.is organized under the so-cnlled na
tional agreement, has In the past nmnopn.
Ilzid the baseball business, not onlv by
attempting to ciush competition but by
tying up by contract the professional
basebnll clubs and players of the I'nlted
Statrs from the largest down to the sminll
est minor league club, and that the ball
play.-r cannot play ball with any mm
"Do the clubs operating under the na
tional agreimeut maintain a blacklist V
This p!oiii.-!ttnn must be presented to and
determined lij 11 com I before it will entei
Into a consideintlo-i of the reservu clause,
which complainant will attempt to en
force in a court of equity."
In dlcuslng the reserve clan , .Mr
Gates ald: "The mserve clause Is a con
dition in the contract betwi en the club
and tin- player by which tin- club attempts
to hold the player for n nominal sum of
money mid yet not necessarily play him
upon the club with which he has a con
tract. In other words, the clubs, by
means of this reserve clausi . can and do
say: 'We have you under reserve, w.e
, win not play you on our team this yi ir.
, We will sell .ion to another ,1m, at a
I large profit and they can piny you.' "
Mr. Gates declared the Federal League
I has been consistent in Its policy not to
enter into negotiations with ,1 pbm r who
has signed a contract to pj th,. ,,.,,
of mil with any of Its nvul ch.hs m , it r
of the National, American or ;pi 01 the
minor Ir agues.
,n,ll"t'llb however." -.,,,,1 r.
. nan s, in.-ll tile icserve clan-e is ill,
land not binding upon p,iers, lacks m.i
I tuallty and Is against public policv."
. SAYS KKVOLCTKlN IS NKLPKP
I'hlcagi), Dec. 3d A struggle between
ihe I'edeial League and the major
liiigins of organln-d baseball will lesult
In a general ,em fit for players, owners
and spectators, according to H. ;. John,
son. president of tho American League
and a member of the national basoball
oinmlssion. Mr. Johnson u:ml to-night
that the eiitiaiice of the n.-w league, if
properly llnanced, would do nioro for tin..
Improvement of bisebali than anything
since the Ametlcan and National Linguo
Mr. Jonrson expuHseii the belief that
outside opposition would tend tu put
! -'Sibil! ,11 n t.-oitil..i. I, ,11 11 .1.1
I he believed salaries Wele too large III
' y '"lit and he believed the revnlll-
U" wi'i ,-. suit in fixing a stamlanl.
"We Imve needed such a resolution for
two or tin ei years." he said. "We will
sen what men we have on our roster
who nie ready to Jump to an outlaw
or,;aul?.atlon. The only regrettable P atari
Is that some parties will suffer linanchil
l.v. It will not be the American League,
though, as our forci s are big."
London. Dec. :;o The St. Petersburg
cm respondent of the 'linn s denlos that
Crown Prince Alexis has been seriously
alfeeled by the accident which he suffered
rn-ently while climbing a pee.
Johamilsthal, Germany, Dec J9--A
young aviu.oi named l.wini.s fell with Ids
aeroplane to-night and was killed, lie
was volplaning and his machine turned
over and 1 rushed to the earth.
Lima. Peru, Dec. ty.-Annthcr serious
iarthquuk.1 has occuried In Hie province
of Ayniiir-as, dcpai Inn 111 of Apiiiimac,
In southern Poru. Two peisous have b.-eii
killed and many houses destroyed. The
rallioads have been so damaged as to
make transit impossible.
Washington, Dec. I'mnsyh ania, as
a iiioducvr of coal, broke all pre 'nun
records this year. According to advance
statlstbs, announced to-day hy tin- gen.
logical survey, the combined piodm-ilou
of aiitliraclte and hlluiiiluoiu coal In the
Stale probably will amount to -'(".imiI.om
slim 1 tons
Chicago, Dec. 9 .More than ll.noo
pel sons, Including i.uoo women and
children, wiio did not have a Christ
miiH dinner Thursday, were fed hv the
Volunteers of America In the I'hst
Iteglmellt armory yestordav liesldcs
the dinner at the nriuory. baskets of
fool for r.,ri7."i pe'sow woie distrib
uted by the aiiiiy Tho total cost
wus estiinuteil ut $ 1,000.
ON THE FRISCO
Receivers llefuse to Give Out
Terms of tho Agreement
St. IaiiiIs, Dec. SO.-A stilkc of i,,.,.
raphu-H on the St. Louis ,v Han Fran
cisco mill-mid was averted lute this ait
ernonti when the receivers of the fond
reached an lutreetncnt with the. grlevaiue
committee of the Onhr of tallva
The rre.lv. nt refused to-niKht to give
out the details of the settlement but will
give th,.m out when ilm tvnns are fnr
mallv drawn up This work Is expected
In I ompleted to-inonow. It was an
nounced, however, thnt concessions hud
been mild, bv both hides.
The settlement was effected late this
afternoon at the conference W. T. Tyler,
general mt tiagel' for the company, and
the grievance committee of the teleg
raphers' union. This conference took
plnee after the receivers and the union
committee apparently had reached a
bv the gen
of si ttlem. nt agi e .1 upon
ml m.iniigei and tin- com-
(vele npplolei! h- the C-
h.- fact that .1 strike had
mlttee hit. I
been avert, d
lien was litiuotineed
CHRISTMAS CHEER FOR
175 MOUNTAIN POOR
Itutland. 1 in-, :!. Charitably inclined
Rutland worn, n in-day entertained about
lT.I poor people, about !i per cent, chil
dren, at the annual Christmas tree and
dinner here. This dinner was In.
iiNgiimtPd 13 years ago hy th- itutland
Humane society and has been carried
on, since the society became Inactive, by
a handful of women of whom Mrs. Mar
cellus K. -,'hpeler. Mrs. II. I. Hall and
Miss Caroline H. Clement are most prom
Most of the gmsts to-day came fron
mountain towns where the children have
llltle opportunity to tfet in touch with
civilisation and some of them presented
pitiful sights as they arrived, scantily
(lad, In hayracks provided by kindlj
lariners or by free transportation on trol
le cars. A chicken dinner was served
on prettily decorated tables and the needy
people were gl'-. 11 a supplj of clothing
after leeeivlng uitu from a 1'htis.tmns
tree and listening to a loucert.
BURNING .MAN THROWS
HIMSELF INTO SNOW
Kutlan.l. Dec -Danbl Fish of liydo
vllle. an employe at th,- sl.m n.ili (,r p.
F. Illtn-liey A- i',,, w.,- s..imi-l burned
lat- Je-terdav while at . 01 1,, ills em
ployer was etiib av oring 10 thaw Ice under
a rubbing bed bv pouring on gasoline
and setting It nfln-. The first applica
tion failed to melt the lc - sufficiently
imd, thinking that there was no lire. Mr.
Illnchey sprinkled some more gasoline
from the can I b, Id under the bed. 1m
medlu.ely then w.u, a tlash and tie ran
was knocked from his hand. The clothing
of Mr. Fish, who stood near him. was
Ignited. The done of the mill wiu open
and In- ran o it ol door.-, throwing him
self Into the deep snow. This quick work
pionnhl.v saved his life. Ills face was
so b.nllv liuriied that considerable skin
Record Held hy Mr. and Mrs.
Albert M. Allhe of Rel
llellows Falls. Dec. 30. To . 1. and
.Mrs. Albert M. A lib., of llellows Falls,
probably belongs the distinction of hav
ing been marrUsl longer than any other
couple In the State, for to-day they ob
served the Cvth anniversary of their wed
ding. In addition lo this distinction Mr.
Allhe holds the honor of being the old
est attorney in tin- Slate, having observ
ed the Wnd anniversary of hi birth on
November 13, last. Mr. and Mrs. Allbe
aie In good health and are bright and
Albeit MerHam Allbe was born at
Westminster November 13, I8.il, a son of
Ullcry and Hannah (Messer) Allbe. He
Is a grandson of the Itovolutlon, ids
grandfather. Thorn in Messer, having
fought In that war. Mr. Allbe attended
the schools of Westminster ami when
the Walpolc, N. II., Academy was open
ed In 1S8L' he was enrolled as a student
In that Institution, lie was graduated
and then began the study of law in the
..fllcc of Williams f lladley of Wcumln
st. r and was admitted to the bar in 1SIS.
In hi:, he opened a law officii In Lon
donderry and on December SO, ho
married Miss Mnry c. Walte of that
Ilecuuse of failing health he went to
California In lkK and hunted for gold
and raised wheat. His health did not
improve and he returned to this State In
l,'i. He then lived In Ixnnlonilei ry
Westminster and Fllchbiiig and again In
Londonderry and In 1ST! he went to
Spilngllehl, this Stale, where hi) prau-tb-ed
law until I!1'1, when In. leilred and
came to 'llellows Falls to live. He Is n
member of liiinuiniiel episcopal Church
of this place, a member of the Masonic
Lodge In Spillilifleld, is a charter mem
ber of the Vermont Hur asmelailon, and
in a member of the Vermont Chapter of
the Sous of the American ((evolution.
Mrs. Allbe was horn 111 Andover, tills
State, July a, M. a daughter of Hurnet
and Pollv (Smith) Walte. Her great
grandfather was Major Wulto of the con-tlni-utal
army- When she was about oni
year of age her parents moved to I, p.
ilondeiT.v and she attended the schooli
of thai town iiul w-as graduated from:
Cbcdcr Ai-iidi hp She Is a un niber o '
lininanuel Church. I
IIIEO M YEAHS
Local Items of Interest From
All Parts of the Green
THE NEWS By COUNTIES
From the Island in the Lake to
the Passumpsic, Along Ot
ter Creek and Shores
of White River.
The fri.xil.g 1
VMiilll oil Hie sc.
block caused the
f a water pipe In the
by Mr and Mrs. Kin
ond floor of the liatli ll
Hooding of a portion of
the Frank A. l-'arnsworth t Co. store
I'rtibiv night. A water pipe burst and did
damage to the amount of about .?". to the
101 ins In which the accident happened as
well as In the store. -The Misses Osburue
have returned fiom liotoii, where thov
were lulled sev.-lal weeks ago bv the ill
ness of their father, who died b.fore
thev airhed In the 1 It). Frank I-'ains-vvortb.
Jr., of New Y.uk Is In town for 11
few days with his pal cuts, Mr. and Mrs.
F. A. i'liriisv.-orth. Dr. D. C. Noble has
returned I rum N. w York, where he has
been for a few weeks. - Henry T. Kldd-r
of St .bihniibuiy Is In town to visit his
pcr.-lits. Ml and Mrs. Cii urge T. Kidder
Miss Uste- Shi a of Wlnooskl Is In town
to visit her mother. -Mrs. I', nlci Shea
Cards announcing the opening of .. law
oMIco In Worcester, Mass., have been re
ceived In town from Meirlll S. Jane, a
foimer resident and 11 graduate of Mid
dlehury College in Ifi'ii. After graduating
from thf I'nlverslty .r .Michigan Law
school. Mr. June was associated In Wor-.-Mer
with the lirm of Taft & Smiths.
Miss Kllzaheth u'Lenry of Lawrence.
Mass., a former lesldent, Is In town for
a few- da.v x. Professor and Mrs. 1'. !(.
Wright and daughter. Marjorlc. have
gone to Akion, ( ililo.- I'i ofe-ssor and Mrs.
F. V.'. Cr.dy nnd son have gone to Chi
cago, where they will visit for 10 duvs.
John flnlniiii of Wwcestcr. Mas.. is In
town. Fay C. Warivn and f.tnillv have
gone to Northampton, Mas-., to visit her
pnietus. George Winch and family have
moved to Fast WallliiRford. where lli.v
will make their home. Mm. J. 11. Stew
art lias gone to Westbrook, Conn, tout
lend the wedding of her son. HenJ.imbi 11.
Stcwait, to Miss Jessie Pratt Hlooinlb-ld
which will take place on New Year's dav
After a vv. 'ibllng trip the voumr 1 nuple
will reside in Hiooklyn. N. Y.-Mi.-.- Kath
erlne A. Austin. ilaugliterfA f Mr and
Mrs. T. A Austin of Ki-Jplc 'iri. and
Heriiard G. Nichols, ilrngib-rs. at the
Fiost pharmacy, were married De-. mber
'.'.-i at St Michael's Catholic Church of
Hiattbboro by the Itev. M. ,1. Carmody.
fter a short wedding trip Mr and Mrs.
Nichols will make their home In this vll-I.i-e.
tiklng Up their icshleuce oil Court
sir, .t M.ss Maty Kane has gone to Hnr
lll Mt..e to .-acud tin- balan.-e of the win
t. r Mr and Mrs. Norman C. Sell, k are
par. ui., of a daughter. Walt, r W.
bright, .1 former resident or this village,
vi ho bis hi r n visiting In town for a few
d.ns. has n turned to Cnmbiiilge, N. Y.
Mr and Mis. Lewis Wood of Warrens
burg. N. Y.. aie In town to visit her par
ents, Mr. and Mrs II. D. Arch.-r.-Mr
and Mrs M. C. Lane of New Vnik arc in
town to visit her mother. Mrs ( 1. P.
Moor,.. Miss Florence Hubbard, trimmer
for Miss Clara liriiva, has gone to Da-
tonn, Fla.. where she will s I the re-
malnder of the tviuter.--.Mrs. Gertrude
Cimriellv and son have gone to Newbury,
N. II., to spend two weeks with her moth
er, Mrs. Henry More). The storm Friday
wus the worst In several y.ars In this
pait of t! ountrv. In this village about
in 1 tu he,- of snow fell and In some of the
adjacent towns It Isreporteil thnt 11 Inches
of snow fell, which In' some places was
hadlv drjfted The authorfltles In some
of the towns had hard vvoik in getting
the loads broken out Saturday, hut all
rural carriers we're aide to make their
regular trips. Principal and Mrs.
Charles A. Adams and children of Castle
ton after having spent Christmas hero
at the home of Mis. Adams's father, for
mer 1'ie.sldunt Uzra Hralnerd returned
Saturday. Miss May N. Powers of .os
ton is in town to visit her aunt Miss
Lucy Tenucy. John lireeii who spent the
past ear In the marble business at Tor
onto, (int., I.s In town. Miss Cuirlc Skirce
"f Hraiidon ha.- returned after two
months In town -Miss Anna Hullihan Is
spi ndlng her vacation with her paients at
Cent, r Itutland.
John Hillings, of this village, who was
kicked by one of his horses at Hlpton
two weeks ago, died of his Injuries
at tin htiuii of Ids mother In Itipton about
noon, Dec. Jl, at the age of E? years.
Hi. Is survived by 11 wile, two daiiglitci.s,
mother, sl brothels, and 'wo sisters
in some of Hi., country towns, especial
ly Shot-chain and Utidpoi t. the authori
ties have not yet been able to get all
roads biokeu out In such a way an tu be
passible. In tin- western towns of the
county us much as ;u Inches of snow
fell during the big storm. -A quiet chun.li
wedding took place at St. Man's Catholic1
church Suiunluy morning when Miss Ag
nes Khotkey, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Joseph Shorkey, and W. Drut) Mi liosky
w inuriled by Father Leonard, pastor
of the church. They left on a two weeks'
wedding trip, alter which they vvl re.
side In Washington, I'a.-At the regular
meeting of MMdlehury Grange. No. 315,
tin- following officers weie elected; Mas.
tcr. Willis N. c.uly; overseer. Floyd
Keese; lecturer, Miss .M.-uy c.idy; stew
ard, Charles A. Ljmati; assistant stew
ard, John II. llaiiiiuoiid; chaplain, Theo
duiu I'oster; treasurer, Homer Huln, sec
retur.v, Miss Nina Chaffee; gate keeper
liinlainln M.-tJulviv. Ceres, MB Xel
ion A Sc)iuour Pomoiii . Mrs John
light li-nii Mrs Mary lllssi tt l.uly '
a slwi ml .Uwurd, Mis J. II Hammond,!
Mv - ..,tn V
Thrre arc n pproxlmatelv Ur.,o.Ki
nut of employment In lierllti
Three thousand unskilled laborers In
the employ of tho American Sugar Kenn
ing company ut Williamsburg, N. V., have
hi en laid off. j
The new "hluo sky" law In Maine takes
effect January 1, nnd already about 10
drillers In securities have applied for rets
in 1 1 a tin ti.
The I nlted Shoo Machinery company
ban resinned full time In Its Heverly,
Mass., factory. This means the putting
to work of ,0 J employes laid off several
months . go.
Tho Hoston Ameiican says nearly 10",-j
'Xi has been spent hy Hoston banks to'
collect for thi) government ahout IHVM)!
revenue fiom the Income tax. ',
Theso-calledjcwelers' trust has made an
agreement with thu government whereby
the antl-tru-st suit brought against It will
be 1 1 1 .s c 1 . 1 1 1 i 1 1 1 1 . i .
Figures compiled by thu Hoston
Ileal Ustato Uxchansc show a falling
off of about .seven per cent, in tho
amount of real estate, transfers com
pared with last .Vear. Activity was
about on a par with 101 1, which was
cnnsldeied a normal year. In other
cltirs decrease In activity ranges from
10 to L'fi per cent, and oven greater.
President Vanderlip of the National Citi
bank, New York, in explanation of thi
decision to drop the plan to establish a
big branch in Huenos Ay res, says: "Con
dition at this time make It unwise t(
start any new undertaking of 30 great
importance. We have all we can 00 to
look after ntfulrs at home. Aside from
actual conditions In the two continents,
our great obstacle has been In finding
men capable of tin- work, that we could
send away to manage It."
chorister, the Itev John I Ivans Hold;
pianist. Mrs. A. II. liristol. The Installa
tion will be held Frlduy evening, Janu
ary ;.. Monday, market day, eggs brought
.In cents and butter S". to 3d cents. Frank
.1 .11 nswortli, Jr., who has been
his -parent?, Mr and .Mrs. Frnnl
w 01 til, for 10 days, has returned
York. Phillip Stcwait and family of Den
ver, Colo., an- In town to visit Ills father,
John W. Stevvai t. The Century club
met with Mrs. J. A. Morgan Wednesday
evening. Mr and Mrs. William J. Ham
mond, who sp.nt Christina with Mr.
Hammond's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry
W. Hammond, have relumed to New
York. Mr.-. J. Frank Itandull of Corn
wall went Monday afternoon to the Mary
Fletcher hospital. Partington. accumpai
led by her husband. Mrs. Umlly Kddy
and daughter, Miss Flounce L'ddv. have,
returned from Itutland. where they
have been spending a Tew days.
Mrs. Joseph Callion and daughter. Isa
b.ile. have gone to Oswego. N. Y.. to
visit their daughter and sister. Mrs. Mnl
ford I!. Hurt, who is reported to be In
ill health. Mr and Mrs. Human! G,
Nichols, who were married In Hiattle-' some of their patrons to rea. h t -i 'i,i
b.iro Christmas day. arrived Sunday ) Harry Hershberg has returned to 1
night. They have taken up their quar-1 llngton after a visit to Mr. and Mrt
ters for the present at the Hotel Logan, j Max Fishman. Mr. and Mrs. Harry V "
A little later they expect to make their Hams and daughter of Massachusetts ara'
home un Court street. Mrs. Margnret ' Mr. and Mrs. Hcnjamln C.alney, two son?
Cilmore and duughtir. Miss p. rtha Gil- .mil daughter spent Christmas with Mrs
more, are In Pittsford for a few days Williams and Mrs. Galney's parents, Mr
with Mrs. Mauley Winch, toiemajn until and Mr.-. D. J. anderhoof. Miss Mur
after Now Year's. Mr. and Mrs. A. C. burom, bookkeeper at the State Indus
Tabor left Tut-duy for New York, trial school, went Friday to Waterhury
where they vvll1 spend two weeks. .to spend the- eek-end with lior parents,
Data;) ltlce lias goii- to Hurling-1 - Pert Wilcox of London, Can., is visit
ton for a few dav s. The cattle shipmi nt ! l-i father, U. 11. Wilcox. Miss Al-
Mundav consisted of three carloads. A
J. Morris, v.ho has been visiting in Hur
llngton for a vv;.ek. has returned. George
U. Abbey and son. Lawrence, have, re
turned from Hurilngton. F. w. lieckwith
has gone to Hoston. Miss Hazel Lower
has returned from a visit to her father,
John Lower, in itutland. The new boiler
for the central heating plant of the Hat
'tcll block bus arrived and has been
drawn m the plant. It will bo sot at
Mr. and Mrs. James U
riiiceburg. N. Y.. have
Iiowen of Law
after a Christinas visit In this
Mis. Itay L. Fisher, wile of
York American L ague baseball pitcher
and winter dim tor of athletics at Mid-
dlebury College, i.s in Itutland to
sister, Miss Delia 11. Seeley
Hunt has returned fiom Itutland after
two weeks with Clols Heed a former resi
dent of Uast Middlobury Among people
hero from out 01 town are Uon W. Hard-
Ing of Williamsburg. N. Y., Ilcniy Hrusso,
of Detroit. Mich.. J. II. Stevens of llart-i
ford, Conn., Deputy Sheriff Harry K.
Sinford of Cornwall, William Laramie of
Montreal, Frederick Sanderson of St.
Johnsbiiry Charles J. Wltherall of llrat
tleboro, John L. Cook of Whitehall, N.
Y.. and Howard Wllkeson of Hoston
Herbert McGcaiy has returned from
Proctor. The Hon. and Mrs, Abraham
W Dewey with their son, Charles, who
have been visiting In this se-tlon for
three weeks, have returned to Windsor,
Conn, Mrs. l.'mnm Santeau has gone to
rtnrllngtoii for a week. --Mrs u l. Ileus,
tl.s and daughter have gone to Vergennes
and Panton -Mrs Walter Hillliis lias re
turned rioin tn northern part of the
State, where she has been visiting two
weeks. Mrs. L N. Howard has returned
from Hoston, Mass
and Mrs. Raymond 11.
Wattluim mide Christmas
slon for a family Ictiulon.
time in eight years the
day an occa
For the tlrst
of Mr and Mrs. cnrltnn D. Hiistol was'
together at the old Hiistol honicsteinl In J
Waltliam The house was attractively i
decorated and Is sat dow n lo dinner.
The grandchildren contributed a program'
of Christmas songs and 1 dilutions Tlioso'
present wen Mr. and Mrs. Carlton D. j
Hiistol, Mi. and Mis Waylaud S. Ibis. 1
old Hiistol homestead In
toi. VlrKll S. and James T liristol of
Vergennes, Mi and Mrs. Russell c.
liristol and th.- Misses Gladys and He.
allien Hiistol of llellows Falls, Mr. and1-
t.... n. .i.,... 1 1.- i!.-t.....i . .
' ,,, "j-
man .iiimir nrisi.u 01 .viouin ' lennon
School, Mass. jind Mr and Mis
iiionil liristol nnd suss Katlusn Hiistol
if Wiillbaiu Ml-s I li'.'ln Snilli 1 llos
Km is vlsltliib her 'stcrs. Mr Tlmotui i
J JTii T&iaiiTrn
StJari II Petterson of tip 1. 1 ir,n
Trust comonn . New York, the iticotr
tax expert retained by a commit'cu
of New York trust companies, has
concluded that the present law Is not
workable an 1 that It will h'tv.? to be
Despite statement by Pr id. ..t
llethdl that "It would be humanly li.,
posnlhle to show all receipts and . .
pendlttu-es," the New York Telephone
company has been ordered to do mi
before January 1T by the public er
leu commission for evldenc In th.' rat
The Huston Globe's Washington . urre
spondent says President Wilson in fir'h
coming message will urge Congress ti
write into Sherman law a comprehrns, ,
definition of monopoly; to make offli.tr
of corporations violating anti-trust law
personally responsible, and to make ab
solutely clear law forbidding Intorlo. k rg
U. A. I'llone of lionon .says 'The
I'nlted States is on the eve of the
greatest prosperity over known I
believe the business boom will gather
way in the fall of 1011. Reduction in
the tariff and, more Important, tho
currency act will bring new life and
spirit Into business."
nuestlons asked of railroads by tha
ttitcrstato commerce commission to get
fuller data on tho rate increase reques'
are divided Into seven physical and finan
cial groups. They deal with revenuei
and their conservation, returns from va
Hons commodities, special service arnJ
allowances to shippers, purchases of
equipment and supplies and use made,
financial history, financial interest of di
rectors, officers and employes In busi
ness of parties dealing with roads, sleep
ing and parlor car contracts and results,
extent of Interlocking directorate and ef
fect If i.nv in Increasing railroad costs
and whether the diminishing net is no.
caused by inadequate passenger revenue
Neville and Mrs. F, U. MeGovern. Mr
and .Mrs. William Harrows and Mrs
Ulleii Harrows spent Christmas with their
sister and daughter, Mrs. Frank Olivette
of Shnreham. Plcrpolnt Lodge, King in
visiting I of Pythias, held its annual meeting Fi -Funis-1
day evening and elected officers as fjl
to New I lows; Chancellor commander. Genre
Slack; vice-chancellor, Urvvln W Gra 1
prelate. Charles M. Grande)-, master 1 ?
work, Dr. W. G. AVatt; keeper ef r ar 1
I "ii ul seals, II. C. Herrick Piaster o
I finance, George C. Itoss; inast r e' x-jehernia-,
Dr. Charle3 H. Cole, mast 1 n
I arms. A S. Haven; trustee In placr ef 1.
j G. Norton, deceased, Arthur W Nurti,
trustee for thrc )eurs, Wa'ter b -tol.
representative to grand lodg ,
I A. Bench: auditors, A. S Hav as l.div
j W. Ot aves nnd it. L. Kingvland . j
I Hose lJonaway of Kiehfor.l is .
, her parents. Mr. and Mrs Jim,, s 1
1 away. The roads in this w t-
so badly ill If tod that none . t. r
I mail carriers was able to cmplei.' '
'trips Friday and the Slum. Id Sa
Decker company plant was -11" . .1
I pound? of milk, owing to tie .mVttv '
miia Watts rctunud Saturday to Water
hury after visiting Miss Dernecia Avery.
Chailes II. Hartley Is ill Mr and Mrs.
Lawrence Hartley, the Misses Bridget
and Kat'- McMahon and Miss May Forcier
of Hurilngton were guests of Postmaster
and Mrs. Thomas Mack Christmas. War
len liristol and Wyman Hnstol have re
turned to their respective duties in New
York city and Mount Hermon School
Mas? . after visiting their jarents, Mi
ami Mrs. C. D. liristol. Mr and Mrs
S. W. Hindes of liurllngtun have m
passing a few days at the Stevens Hon
Mrs. W. A. Moore went Saturday tc
Middlebury to visit In r sister, Mrs
(! urge L. Moore.
Italph J Di-v-oe 1 as iengn.. ids pos.ti u
visit heriilH L'Il,li 1,1 m' store of H. C Hcrrlek fi
1,11 -Mfn.iay for Harre, where he will
enter Goddard Seminary. Mr Peyoc s a
graduate of the Vergennes high sen,'-.!,
where for two years he has been the star
1 catcher on the baseball team. E. O. Gol.
cite of Hyde Park
cuts. Mr. and Mrs.
II Godette -
Sat urilnv evening Mls Hcriiccln ;ave a wh s
! P. ty at Hie home of her r'Cnt-5. Mr
! nml Mr.s. L. K.Avery. Whist was pliv d,
six tables being In operation. Refresh.
ments were served. Miss Wllhelmliu
Mullen of Rutland Is visiting Mrs David
U. Ryan Superintendent O. K Collins
and familv and sister, Miss Kathcrlne. of
llellows Falls, are visiting their pnren'.
Mr. and Mis. Harney Collins. Irv'ng
Hare hni returned from Hcnnltigton aft r
a visit to hl.s parents. The condition o'
Mis. A". H. God.-tte Is Improving M'ss
Grace K. Kinasland returned to Montnel
ler S11ml.1v after passing the week- nil
with her patents, Mr. and Mrs, It I,
IvInsTsland. Mr. and Mrs L. Hayes if
' Hoslien r.ro visiting her par. nts, Mr. and
I Mrs. Scott Yattaw. Mrs John C 7.0't
man and daughter, 'Miss Man Kllzaheth.
returned Suturda) to llovalton aftr- a
visit tu her parents. Mr and Mrs T .1
Casey, and her husband's parents, Mr
and Mrs. John Zottm 111 -Ralph Adams
of Nashua, N. II., is visiting his fat'ur,
P. N. Adams Henry V. Smith and ss.
'"' Mr" "l,'lin'"b navv rcturne
irorn .1 visit 10 ineir parents, Mr aiu
Mrs. Samuel Smith, of Crown Point. N
Y Mr. and Mrs. John W. Potter of Wol
cott aie visiting her sisters, Mi. Matthew
Tatro and Mrs. Iouls Cliamplne Tin
Ladles' Aid society of the Methodist Kpls.
copal Church will meet Frldnv afteinoot
with Mrs Levi II. Hrov n Mr.s. Mar
Foote of Middlebury passed Sunday wltl,
her daughter, Ml. W C. Foote - Mr and
Mrs ltlchard Maldooli have returned tc
sir nnilMrs.lt Maldoon.
i who ha- been
Itav-.epa li wkbi-
visiting Ids punt. MIm
returned M unlay t
K J Severcuii au
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