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VOL. XXVI. No. 224. IiAHHE, VERMONT. THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7, 1922. PRICE, TWO CENTS. ' $465,000 DAMAGES FOR ALIENATION AWARDED TO DORRIT WOODHOUSE ft After Wrestling With the Million - dollar Suit Acrainst Parents of 0 Douglas Woodhouse, Jury Reported Largest Ver diet Ever Known in Vermont in Similar Case DEFENDANTS WILL APPEAL FROM AWARD Lorenzo E. Woodhouse, Took the Verdict Coolly Of the Total Amount $400,000 Is For Actual ' Damages and $65,000 for Exemplary Damages , They had been acquainted since '1912 when they met at a social function at the University of Vermont. . ' -, $3,000 VERDICT TWO VICTIMS OF ASSASSINS! WANTS BANKER TO TELL STORY Detective Believes He May Have Seen Hall-Mills Murder BRANDS AS "QUITTERS" . VERMONTERS WHO LEAVE TO SEEK LIFE OF EASE BANKER HAS BEEN' QUESTIONED TWICE Awarded Elmer Perrigo of Bedf oro, Mass., in Alienation Suit. Lowell, Mass., Dec. 7. A verdict of $5,000 was awarded Elmer Perrigo cf Bedford by A jury In the superior court to-day in, his suit for $25,000 against Edgar . Twomblev .of Billerica for alien ation of his wife's affections. Perrigo testified durinff the trial that he had had himself nailed in a piano box and DEPUTY SEAN HALES troni a post ot vantage on a wagon peered through holes in the box and saw Twomblev and Mrs. Perrigo enter a hotel together.. : But Refused to Affirm Or : ' Deny Whether He Was While Proceeding to Ses-! on Phillips Farm sion of New Irish Parliament ANY PLACE; ANY DATE. Dublin, Dec. 7 (By the Associated Burlineton. Dec. 7. An award of $465,000 was made to-day by the jury which for more than forty hours delib erated over the million dollar claim of Mrs. Dorrit ' Woodhouse against her wealthy parents-at-law, Mr. and Mrs, Lorenzo E, Woodhouse of New York and this city, for the alienation of the nffecfions of her husband, Douglas Woodhouse. ; The case had consumed five weeks in hearing. V On the award, $400,000 is for actual Jl damages and $05,000 for punitive, or exemplary, damages. Although ' the suit was brought for $1,000,000, Attor noy Warren R. Austin for the plain tiff stated in his argument to the jury that tha plaintiff would be satisfied with a verdict of $."00,000, The case was given to the jury on Tuesday afternoon. The jury came in Yesterday and asked for instruction from Judge Sherman FLMoulton. They then retired and again at 9:30 this morning they came in and asked for further instructions as to the law on damages, that request giving some hint of the trend of the deliberations Al 10:40 they came in again, and, in response to the usual query," the fore man, Burr D. Martin, of Jericho, an nounced the verdict as above stated. Intimation of a possible adverse verdict revealed by the request for in struction about the w on damages had, perhaps, prepared Lorenzo E. Woodhouse, the wealthy father of Douglas Woodhouse, for the loss of the case; and he took the verdict cool ly. --There was only a small crowd in the court room at the time, much in contrast to the conditions throughout the greater part of the trial. Steps were taken immediately by-the de fense to appeal the case. Questions Asked By Foreman. When the jury came in this mornii.g to ask for instructions the foreman asked two questions of the court. The first question was: If the damages re found against both defendants ranging from one to a million dollars, Is the Jius hand or wife liable for the whole amount regardless of the finan cial standing of the other! The sec ond - question was: "Supposing the mount bt 1250,000 for exemplary damages and 1250,000 actual damages, could the exemplary damages be col Jeoted from either the husband or the wife?" Attorney Page took exceptions to the charge because question two asked a to the collection of damages. That is a thing about which the jury had Do concern. Thereupon Judge Moul ton inquired of the foreman if the sec ond question referred to the collec tion of the money and the foreman replying "If the exemplary damages should be 2."n,000 and it developed that amount could not be collected from Mrs. Woodhouse, could it be col lected from Mr. Woodhouse?" Judge Mmilton then explained that the jury had nothing to do with the collection of the money. That they only had to do with the fixing of the damages. In half an hour tha jury returned and awarded $463,000, of which $05, 000 t exemplary or punitive damages. When the verdict was read in unemo tional voids of acourt official, attor neys for the defense were heard to ut ter whimpered ejectulations, of varying intensity. As soon as Judge Moulton had dismissed the jury and court had adjourned. Warren R. Austin, attor ney for the plaintiff, was shoaefed its Congratulations of thote who were in the court rwm. He appeared to tie deeply gratified over the ver dict, A motinB made by the attor neys for the defn to have the ver dict net ade but it is thought this rsnnot l argued before (lirUtmas as Mr. At! left for New York a son as powiMe after the trial and will not I hack f..r several dsvs. It t thought tkat the ground on which a trwlioa to set auie the verdict is hawed is that It is too lTpe and how prejudice jrint the defendants. Dorrit Met e WSh"a and C fv. Wo. ;' w-e rr,nd in Kr-f se-t.ber. tr.S. Sim the dsach- Carpentier Is Willing to Meet Siki, the Senegalese. Paris, Dec. 7 (By the Associated Press). -Georges Carpentier believes that the best place to settle the e.intro- Press). President Cosgrove announced versy over nis recent, Dour, wuii uu,,- - iha pu,i;. 4i.: ,. tling Siki is m the ring. Writing to J . Le Journal, the French boxer says. H'P"iy Fn nao.oecn moc ana "Here is what I propose to Siki: Not-1 killed and Deputy Patrick O'Maille, withstanding his disqualification and who was deputy speaker, had been me aisquanneauon i mignr. incur, i oi- woun(leii whii0 tiey wcre on tlieir ler to meet mm at any uaia ne iiktj, i ..,,,.. . in tiiihlie nr nrivt Rhonlrf h 1 reJv W to th Parliament session to put a stake I bind myself to pay to charity that stake, or purse, if one is offered. I am absolutely certain , I would finish Battling Siki this time in less than three rounds." : New Brunswick, NY J., Dec, 7. Do tective David of Middlesex county an nounced to-day that he planned to question a New ' Brunswick banker who he believes may have been an eye WAS SHOT DEAD witness to the murder of the Itev. Ed 1 , ' ':' , ward Wheeler Hall and Mrs. Eleanor. n. jviiiis on cseptemner it. t According to David, the banker hss been questioned at least twice, but re fused to confirm or deny the story that he was on the Phillips farm on the Deputy Speaker . Patrick O'Maille Was Wounded Seriously Nurtlifleld, Dee, 7. "There aro men from my home town and from other' towns in Vermont and other states who are leaving to find a life of case. They are going to California, and (jther places wliure their work will be lessened. In my opinion such men are quitters; and must be branded so particu larly during this critical period of reconstruction when every man ia needed at bis post of duty." . Thus spoke Rev. Eraser Mctz ger of Randolph before the. cadet corps of -Norwich university- yes terday, HiSHubjeet was "Ameri can Possibilities." Not only a personal objective ki life but an objective whose scopo includes'' the whole generation carries the ideals of all the people was urged by Mr. Metzgor. i FARMER'S INCOME UNDER $465 THIS YEAR So Gray Silver Appealed for Laws to Aid Farmers Mrs. Julian A. Di mock a Speaker at . Burlington. Burlington, Dec. 7. The American 'Farm Bureau federation of 1,500,000 night of the crime. David would not members, 2,000 - county organizations indicate why he wanted to question d many thousand of community NEWS BREVITIES. Chicago, Dec. 7. Mrs. William h. Rohrer, widow of the late Jake Hamon, who was killed by Clara Smith Hamon, in Ardmore, UklH., yesterday, hlcl suit for divorce from VV tlliam Rohrer, in; vestment; DanKer, to whom sue was married less than a year ago. She charged Rohrer with cruelty. San Francisco, Dec. 7 MacDonald Smith, professional golfer ahd holder of the lt2I metropolitan championship of the Atlantic coast, has obtained a license to wed Mrs. Louis Harvey, S.u crancisco society woman. The two victims - of the shooting were on a jaunting car proceeding along the quays when they were at tacKed with revolvers. After President - Cosgrove's f an nouncement Minister of Defense Mul cahyi rose and said : "These men did not have a priest nor were they asked if thev would see their relatives." , . All the members of the Parliament rose as a mark of svmpathv. - O'Maille was elected deputy speak er of the Dail, or lower house of the free state Parliament at yesterday's session, when the members took the oath of allegiance. Hale was returned from South Cork in the last parliamentary elec-tionn. Belli ngliam. Wash, Dec. 7. J. U. Stewart, a neighbor and frienl of Abraham Lincoln in Springfield. 111.. died at ins home in Hamilton, aged S3 years. . ULSTER PARLIA MENT. VOTES TO "CONTRACT OUT" i At DANDELION IN BLOSSOM. Frigid Vote in Each Branch Was Unanimous to Stay Out of Irish Fre State. Columbus, Ohio, With Weather All Around. Belfast, Dec. 7 (By-the Associated Press).Both houses of tha Ulster Columbus, O., Dec! 7,-With the west ta Hialnirf ut of t,M Iriai, f . in t.he grip of below xero weather and Ltat8 M permitted' under tho Anglo- im nipi uicni uimo experiencing steer I Tr;Hh treatv -J i -i J-J ,! . I H-o Biornis. aanaeuons were lni x o: t -i.j s blossom in Columbus to-dav anVt mnVl -" " Blalel ,n bushes contained buds follnwina vnr.l"' House of Commons that Ulster al days of unusually mild December I would not appoint a representative on the proposed , commission to fix the boundary between' Ulster and the Free state nor would be interested in the I commission in any way, V weather. MONTPELIER BOMB IN CORK. V . It Missed Mark But Injured Four Per sons. Cork, Dec. 7 (By the Associated Press). .A powerful bomb was thrown at a military car this afternoon. The missile did not reach it mark, but ex Trial of Volpi in Montpelier City Court Started, When the jury in the case of State vs. Volpi was to be empaneled, it was found that Harry W'oodward was out of town. Floyd Hayford and II. L. E. rimith were excused bv Judge Laird. Three talesmen, Frank W. Nichols, Thomas W. Neill and Pcrcv W. Bailev. took the places of these three jurors ploded nearby, wounding two men and and the trial began, f rank Lorry, an- lww women. . me norno tnrower es other talesman, was ill. leaped. City Grand Juror John H. Stone prosecuted, assisted by Fred E.iGlea- ' MUSSOLINI ACCEPTS, son, and W. A. Lord and R. E. Susena appeared for the respondent. The first Will Attend Conference of Primiers in witness was Lhief ot i'olice I'. J. Con-1 London, nollv. who testified in retrard to th I raid on the Volpi premises al 4 Sftdey london, ivc. 7. (By the Associated avenue. Grand Juror Stone followed Press), Premier Mussolini of Italy him on the stand, and was questioned ha" pted the invitation to come to by the attorneys for the respondent in ljndon. ,n(1 the conference of the allied regard to the insertion of the words Prem,or Bt ,,,le week end preliminary and a still" in pen and ink in the " " coherence on repara- warrant. The claim was made that llon " ar nPDl " mereDy assured these words were inserted after the 'u11 representation. warrant had been served, but Grand him further. According to detectives, the myste rious green car which Mrs. Jane Gibson said she saw on DeRussy's lane the night of the murder, has been discov ered. They 'asserted that, while the banker mentioned i not the owner cf centers, representing 80 odd billions of dollar invested is ; now in the "throes'of distress" for lack of a rea sonable income to take care of actual needs, declared Gray Silver ji Wash ington, representative of the national federation, toirfhe annual meeting of DENIAL ON LIPS AS HE EXPIRED BARRE LEGION ELECTION. AUTO CARRIED ONE TO DEATH Frederick Bedell of Or ford, N 11., Died at Han over Hospital TAKEN THERE AFTER -SHOOTING Charles A. Perry Was Elected Com mander Last Evening. The annual election of officers of the Barre post, No. 10, American Le gion, was held at the Legion rooms last evening.. A nominating commit- t.oi flnnoittt.pff 'hif thft clm.ii- hrninyht in the following nominations, which were Arthur F.' Wilblir Fatally uxrfieu witmint voiti.eai,j VAiiuniuiiuei, , diaries A. Perry j vk-e-commander, George "O.. Pratt; adjutant, Allan R. Johnston j treasurer, Elmer R. Hunt ing; finance officer, Ralph Witters r (historian, E. C. Dufficyj exeefftke com mittee, ward 1, Ferley T. Eager ; ward' T fj MAT?T' 1V 2, Raymond O. Wishart; ward 3, Da-, ' - J Injured on Barre-Mont-pelier.Road Continued To Maintain He Knew Nothing of Davis Brothers' Murder the machine, they declared he had an .the Vermont Farm Bureau federation arrangement with the owner ny winch iiasi nigni. ne oegiaw ut m cw he could use it whenever he desired. The investigators said they believed the banker had witnessed the shoot ings. They declared that his aiory w-ould corroborate Mrs. Gibson's gtat mcnt in many respects. FARMERS SHOULD RAISE MORE FOOD Instead of Depending for That Which Is Brought By Rail to Them. Washington, D. C, Dec. 7. Farmers should produce more of their. own food stuffs' and buy less that must he brought to them by railroads, accord ing to a survey of opinion among 25. 000 farmers made public to-day bv the department of agriculture. Nearly thirty per cent of the food consumed by farmers and their families generally is not growa by them or in their imme diate vicinity, it was shown whereas it was estimated -that 79 net cent of their needs could be produced locally. Hight freight rates, it was explained. tend to reduce the prices farmers -re ceive for the products and increas the cost to them of the things they "buy from outside localities. The smallest percentage of home pro duction was found in " New England and the highest, 7.15 per cent, in the east south central states, mciudinir iventucky, Kansas, Alabama and Mn stssippt. income of th United states larmer i will be under $405 this year. For rem edial legislation he suggested: Passage of the Muscle Shoals bill ta reduce costs of fertiliser. Passage of the "truth-in-fabric' act so that wool will not have to come in competition with.' reclamations from city dump or TjattU'fiehi. Passage of the milk -fifled bill to free, the farm dairy lrom competition with the "cocoanut cow" of the South Sea islands. Reduced freight rates. A proper svstem of intermediate credits. Quotations from snks that borro from the federal reserve system at 4V4 per cent and charge the farmer 10 to 12 per cent. Mrs. Julian A. Dimock of East Cor inth, one of the leading potato raisers in the state and a recognized author itr on that subject, gave the gather ing some kiea of what the farm atand for in American life. Under the interesting title, "The Looking Glass in the Bureau," she "reflected" the spirit of the farm, pro testing against" the prevailing ' idea that farm life is "drudgery," and de daring that working is a wprd which sbouU be piaefcd on a pedestal in this country. Her message might he called a text to the "joy of work," especially farm work. Me maintained that the larm erg of Vermont should reflect in the I looking glas of the farm bureau the enthusiasm and joy which they una in their lives on the farm. NEW BILLS IN CONGRESS. One Gives President Authority to Draft Unorganized Militia. Washington, I). C., Dec, 7. Renw- sentative Johnson Republican, South Dakota, has introduced a bill giving the presiuent authority ,in war time to draft the unorganized militia, without exemption of men from 21 to 30 on account of industrial occupation. Washington, Dec. 7: Representative Hudepeth, Democrat, Texas, has in- introduced a bill to put a tariff on cat-1 tie and stock straying over the border or conveyed for temporary pasturage. unless returned to the United States in 19 months. FREIGHT MOVEMENT SLOWER. Seasonal But Is Still ONLY SLIGHT RELIEF FROM COLD ,W AVE But the Wave Seemed to Be on Its Way South I ward. Chieaeo, Dec. 7. -There was no great relief to-day for the northwest as the first cold wave of winter gradually ex tended southward. Helena and Havre Mont, respectively,, recorded temper atures of six and two degrees bekm. In the Atlantic states and the nortn em plateau region, the temp-rature has fallen, while it has risen m the Missisfippi valley and the southern plains states. Louisiana continued almost to swei ter with the official temperature in New Orleans recording 70 degrees at 7 oclock last night. Florida, the "land of sunshin"," cot Juror Stone stated in reply to a ques- Lausanne, Dec. T. Premier Mussoiini tion by Mr. Glcason that the words ?f IUJy ?XpT.e1. t0,'rriv hfrc from were in the warrant before it was served. a copper wasa boner with a cover Which had cone and rubber hose at the top was produced in court and Deputy Sheriff Henry C. Lawson tea med that he found it in a room i in the Volpi cellar. The windows of this room were closed up with boards, he stated. lie also testified to finding an agat kettle in which was a little of Rome at six o'clock this evening. He will dine with Lord Ctoram, the British foregn secretary, and proceed late to night to London for the primiers" con ference there. MANY PEOPLE RESCUED During Fire in a West End Apartment Building. Tl. . f nn TVC 7 -Fir In a f nfii.u4 ,.rv what be called grappa. At the time brick apartment buildin in the wet of the raid, he was with Officer Sloan, ,d drovn seventeen scsntily attired Among those in the eel-1 intn th tr-.t ..r!. j- lar when the wash boiler arrangement Several women and children were car was found were Grand Juror Stone. I ,ia ..o-. ...t. u.j a I " .. ,v III. v T II I ' MIT ... James Johnson and John 0"XeilI. the witness testiBed. Grand Juror Stone referred to the wash boiler with the sdditions as something which he called tilL R. K. 8tiea for the roond- rnt objected, but Judge Laird stated be did not think th jury would be misled bv the reference. Officer John O'Xeill testified to find ing the wai-hboiler arrangement nnder the stairs in the cellar with box over it. lie entered the house with Chief of Police Connnllv and Deputy beriff James Jhntoa. 1 her were not admisaed dirct!y, be said. He testified to finding sn a rate kettht in the cellar with a liquid in it in which he put his finder and tted it. find ing it to b graces. When be turned s y. he said, Voipi scired the kettle and spilled the contents down a sew er. He s!m tetiflcd to findinr a ga piste ia estnnection ia the nllsr. In regard t the wsh boiler, which the proenjti tte i a etilL Rrsnd Setting New Records. Washington, D. C, Dec. 7, Frcicht I tinned to live up to ita-reputation with movement, which has been abnormullv an average of more than 70 dirrces Heavy lor several weeks, is still setting, in temperature. new seasonal records, according to re-1 ports made public to-day by the car SwU- Customs. neni Hiv .ion nf tl.o Anri. Rail. 3WUS customs. way ass.iation. In the week which! Cton lais is a lmi of curious ended November 25. railroads loaded 01,1 toms. Kor instance, when the 055,4(15 cars, 2n2.00 more than in the .reilt h,lrd 0t ttUe ,re f,nff "P same week of 1921. and ir.l.nnn nnr the mounUin pastures a "queen' is than in 120. TWO TAKEN OFF TRAIN. tr f a -p ie-m 1 tmh ! Jstrnr Mne stated that in4 it there WdndlKHrae, at the t-T-.r cf t, nar- M a wrfrate plate r. rf. ha"! ft " in ' mli it W thtiks n t'r.!te4 M!- .nl c rp sfho". fnsh fr httrs.Mg. d t J keep the find the police of their identity. The two women left Los Angeles on December 4, the day before Mrs. Phillips escaped. TJ police boarded the train at May wood on a report that Mrs. Phillips was believed to have been seen on tile train as it left Ohama last night ,al- thmieti ftectivea hmA umiA it. Took the Air at Para, Braril, this;tremely unlikely tliat Mrs. Phillips But Nether Was the Much Sought . Mrs Phillips. Chicago, Dec. 7. Miss Elsie Coe and Miss Clara Hutchins of Baltimore, Mil., were taken from the incoming Los Angeles limited of the Chicago and herd to the- pasture and back to the Northwestern railroad to-day by police chalet at milking time. io cow dares seeking Mrs. Clara Phillips, convicted , to defy the queen's authority, backed, murderess wiio escaped from the lxt as he is by the horns that won the Angeles county jail . The women satis-;' fight for leadership. Indianapolis chosen among the cows for the sum mer. Each peasant endeavors to gain for one of his own cows the title of queen, ana trains them for the light which takes place when the herd is gathered on the "alp," or . mountain pasture. The victorious cow seems to understand the importance of the po sition she has won; wearing a larger bell than the others, she leads the The fire started in an overheated f ui - nsce and spread quickly. Xone was se riously hurt. The damage was slight. HINTON RESUMES FLIGHT News. Morning. Para, Brazil, Dee. 7. could reach Chk-ago in three davs with out the use of an airplane. New Mileage Record. "You say he is a good prohibition J enforcement officer? "Ill say be is." , ""What et-pecisllv are his qualifica tions?' "Well, he-b gotten as high as 20 gallons of moonshine to the mile out of a flivver." Florida Times-Union. Trousers, Too. Grandmother My dear bov, you're ! discord. I wonder what be meant? (Associated Press), Lieutenant Walter illuton re sumed bis New Vork-to Rio Janeiro flight to-dsv. He tk the air here at 7 a. m., setting out for Msranhso. downl to thr lwin(r imHr; 0f Tour j the coast with the intention of stopping 4.n., v rn,ir r.i hrV ! "V-s-'"- -I'"-""" FM'" Iron have his note, you bare bis raouth, Jimmy (glomnsilyV Ve, and I have hi trousers, too! Pittsburg Post. One's Tummy Snows flail The minister said something Orford, N. II., Dec. 7. The suicide of Frederick C. Bedell who, after be had been questioned regarding the kill ing of the aged brothers, John and Charles Davis, here a month ago, took poison and then shot himself stimu lated further the investigation of the Davis murders to-day. Bedell, up to the moment of li is death in a hospital at Hanover last niglit, protrf.ted that e was innocent of any connection with the Davises. . ' Differences between the Davises and Bedell, who was their neighbor, were made matters of further inquiry The finger prints of Bedell, taken at the inquest that .ws resumed suddenly last baturdav, were those taken at the Davis home. Be dell's movements on Nov. 7 and 8, the nays on which the Davises are be lieved to have been killed with an axe found, blood-stained, beside the! les in their little shack, were traced., . There was little to hope for in finger print comparisons, officials said, those taken from the axe at the Davis home being blurred. The trouble be tween Bedell and the brothers was es tablished but the authorities said they had found nothing" in their investiga tions that would tend to connect Be dell directly with the crimes. QFT.P Vid McKnight; ward 4, Robert Knox ward 6, Guy Oltolini; ward fl, Edson i Lander; , Barre Town, Harold Ban croft ; committeeman-at-large, Robert B. Mackiej chaplain, Robert McLeod. The auditor s report showed quick as sets amounting to $455.07, and fixed assets amounting to $7,744.70. Dues for 1023 were fixed as follows: post dues, 9a per year, payable on or before Jan. 1, and also an annual assessment of iM, payable on or before July 1. Fol lowing the election, those" present lis tened to a few appropriate remarks from the new commander, in which they were reminded that the success of the post depended entirely upon co operation. Refreshments were served. SEV LY HURT COLUMBIA GRANITE ; PLANT BURNED Fire at Westerly Yesterday Afternoon Uaused Loss of $40,000 Cause ' v Is Unknown. , Westerly,- R. I., Dec. 6. Fire de stroyed the cuttintr and nolishina- blunt compared with ( tl)Q Columbia granite work? y ter- day afternoon, the loss being estimat ed at $40,000. The fire, the cauj? of which was unknown, started in the en gine house. t bod-l&ing NO DEFENSE PUT IN. By John, N. Leonard In What Was Ex pected to be Interesting Case. , Bennington, Dec. 7. Frequenters of county court who had been looking i forward to an interesting session when the divorce ease of Mabel C. Leonard vs. John N. Leonard was heard were disappointed yesterday, uhe case was called before Judge Stanley C. Wilson and was disposed of in the presence of not more than half a dozen spectators. There were only three witnesses. When .Questioned Regarding Her Life . Mrs. Leonard snd a young girl who has been caring tor me couple s wiree-year- old boy, Carl caped at Driver, Es- lout Serious iunes MISS BIRKHEAD DENIES IMPROPRIETY Jn Texas, Admits She Got Mon ey for Giving Newspaper , 'Scoopa.' Oxford, Miss., Dec. 7 (By the Asso ciated Press). Miss Frsntes Birk head, plaintiff . in a damage suit for $100,000 against Governor Lee 1. Rus sell of Mississippi, admitted on cross examination to-day that she gave one newspaper in New Orleans information for a monMy -eoasiderstion.- "that en abled the paper to obtain a "scoop" in connection with the filing of the suit. Miss B irk head was questioned con Intolerable severity and refusal to support, were the grounds on which the divorce petition was based. " Edward L. Bates of Bennington ap peared for Sirs. Leonard and the hus band was represented by B. L, Stafford and W. H. Botsford of Rutland, but there was no defense.. . The court reserved decision Mrs. Leonard is the only daughter of Alexander J. Cooper, who was the majority stockholder in the' lo-opera tive Manufacturing company, under wear manufacturers, which was pur chased several years ago by the Black cerning her life In Texas. She denied c Textjle rompany of Kenosha, ss. she was guilty of 'any , impropriety while in Texas. She was questioned as to several alleged escapades but declared that all such charges were un true. . . V "Didn't a minister at Pearsall re monstrate with you about your con duct ?" she was asked. No, there was no occasion or cause for a reraonstratanee, she said. She replied in the affirmative to question ss to whether before the suit wss filed, she sought consults tions with Earl, Brewer, former gover nor of Mississippi, and Oscar Johnston, an opponent ot uovernor Russell in the gubernatorial campaign. Miss Birkhead said she sought to put the matter before Mr. Johnston not because he was an opposeit of Mr. nusseii, out oe cause ne was a law yer." CURBSTONE SAVED FAMILY FROM INJURY Deflected Four Heavily Lqaded Freight Cars Which Had Run Off Track at West Lynn, Mas. Lvnn, Mass., Dec. 7. Six members of the family of William A. McKensie were saved from death or injury ear.y to-day when a train of four heavily loaded "runaway" freight cars were ieflected from crashing into the Me.- Kcnzie home by a curbstone. Th ca-s broke through a bumper at the Vt -ynn freight yards of the Boston 4 Maine railroad and continued foe 200 feet directly toward the McKn&ie home. The train missed the house bya few inches. FIRE AT GARDINER, ME. Opera House and Contents Damaged $60,000. Gardiner. Me., Dec. 7. Damage esti- Leonard is the son of Wv A. Leonard of New lork , The young people became acquainted while Leonard was a student at Wil liams and were manned after he had been comissioned a naval lieutenant, following a short course at Annapolis. He is the president of the Bennington Wholesale company which -came into existence shortly after wie war and in which the older Leonard and A. Cooper were originally interested. SEVEjV STOLEN LET- TERS HAD $1,000 EACH Government Is Seeking to Recover $13, 000 Damages from United Fruit Co. Boston, Dec. 7. Seven registered let ters each containing $1,000 sent to the Havana brsnch of the National City bank of New York, were1 rifled aboard the steamer Pastores during a trip be tween New York City and Havana, ac cording to allegations filed by the gov ernment in the federal court here to day seeking to recover $15,000 damages from the Lnited Tuit company, own ers of the vessel. A total cf $6,300 was stolen from the letters, the government claims. It was charged that the entire contents of five letters were removed while items of $700 and $o00 were taken from the two remaining. D. W. CORYEA BANKRUPT. Montpelier Contractor Has Debts $12,224.70. Burlington, Dec 7. Dennis W. Cor- yea, a contractor, f Montpelier, filed a voluntary petition In bankruptcy at the otnee of Mie clerk of the United States court yesterday, placing his liabilities at $12,224.70 and assets at mated at $!l,000 was caused by a fire ,$11,304.84. Liabilities included se- in the opera house on Water street to- cured claims of $5,713.72, unsecured dsy. The loss was sustained by the 'claims of $3,5P1.52 and accommodation wners of the building, by the'Kussell pspjer amounting to f i-si. Amut-emnit company, which occupied Secured creditors include the follow- as a motion picture theatre, and " aiompeiwr rxiun wnx ana S. Smith and company, dry gooJs Trust company, real estate mortgage. . - Aijis Z 11 l er enters, j ne stoca in the store ws .mw! ispnu mimi mss sna inm damaged Itiof-tly by water and smoke, j company, real estate mortgage, $1,(KK); including a quantity oi Christmas Arthur F. Wilbur, chauffeur for D. W. Cpryea of Montpelier, was fatally injured, John G. Markley, an employe of E. L, Smith & Co., was eeversly in jured and Carl Olsen, a mechanic at tho Kelly & Nelson garage, was less seri ously hurt when a new Nash automo bile in which they .' were .riding from Montpelier to Barre !t fining skid ded off the road at the greenhouse turn, crossed the electric car track, plunged down the bank onto the Mont pelier & Wells River right of way and stopped only a little short ot gom into the SStevena branch. " Arthur Wilbur was the man who. yesterday, lost his operator's licenses through indefinite suspension because of alleged careless and negligent driv ing when a Buick car he was driving struck a rock in Graniteville and land ed on top of some boulders besido the road and who, six weeks ago, was driv ing a car which was in collision with a vehicle ot Harold tiancrott ot rsarre at Stowe. However, Wilbur was not driving the Nash car last night, it was stated, the driver being Olsen, She Kelly A Nelson employe. ' it is further stated mat wiitmr ana Mirk ley went to the Kelly & Nelson garage, the latter as a potential pur chaser of an automobile, that he had picked out the Nash car and propose! to drive to Motltpelier.- The salesman stated that it was not the firm's prac tice of sending a car out without a driver from the garage. So Olsen was picked to accompany the two men and was said to be in the driver s seat at the time of the fatal outcome. Tho car was driven to Montpelier at an av erage speed of 25 miles an hour, it was stated. .)' On the return toward Barre they met another car at the greenhouse curve and the lights of the approaching car caused the Nash driver to get too far off the outside 'of the curve, with the result that the rear end skidded when the driver tried to get back into the traveled path. The car struck the trol-. ley rail, tipped over and pitched down the steep bank overhanging the Mont pelier A Wells River railroad track. In its fall the car clipped off a fen- post, swung "against a telephone pole and finally rested just off- the track of the railroad. The body of the car was crushed in and the top and wind shield completely demolished.. However, the engine was not damaged, so that the wreckers were able, later, to drive the vehicle up the railroad right fcf way' to Jones Bros.- Co. where it was put back into the road. Olsen was able to crawl up the bank to the highway and there he called for aid. Ambulances and police were sum moned from Barre, and there were, prompt responses. With the aid af the headlight of a Montpelier & Wells Riv er railroad freight locomotive, 4yhich came along soon and with the added lirrht frAtn halted aiifnmnm fin th. highway above, the rescuers were alilej to go about their work expeditiously.. The injured men were placed in blan kets and carried to the highway, after which a quick run was made to tha Barre City hospital. Wilbur lived only a short time after reaching the hospi tal, and it was found that he had sus tained a fracture of the skull, multiple contusions, broken jaw and a broken Drs. W. E. Lasell, J. V. SStewart and M. L. Chandler were called in the case, and they found that Markley had a cut on his head which measured eiht inches and that he complained of an injury to his side which might indi cate internal injuries. Olsen's chest was bruised badly and there were lacerations on his hands. Markley passed a fairly comfortable night, and Olsen's condition was reported to-day to lie good. Wilbur was 26 years of age and would have been 27 at the end of .text month. He , was born near Taunton, Mass., and he leaves his father and two brothers in Massachusetts. He had worked for G. M. Woodard of Cutler Corner and he called that place his home. Markley is 32 and has been working for a short time for E. L. Smith & Cte. It is" said that he is a veteran f the World war, in the British service. GIFT OF $200 goods. CHRISTMAS IN DEATH HOUSE. Predicted, by Prosecutor far Abraham Becker New York. Dec. 7, Abraham Becker and Reulien Norkin, accused jointly of TURKEY DECLINES Ta Continue Consulates of Nations at War With Her. Angora, Dec. 7 (Py the Associated Prei. The Turkish Natinnsli-t i ernment has decided t)t it eur n t ec cpt the contisHance ia TtJ'lev of t! ct.n!!tc or tf'v"v' cf any t.-nr at r with Torker. Jsst Looking On "What was yi name of that Aor you bet on ?" "jectat"r." "An odd name for irit hore. l!ot arpropns'e ia lis c. H- strhed the others fro bv." J.:rn iu km Are-Hcra.i. Freddie Utile green apples, 1 gtiek. J murdering Becker'a wife and burying Harry Pamela, real estate mortgage. $1,000; P. J. Jerome, Montpelier, real estate mortgage, $261.81; Strong Hardware company, Burlington, chat tel mortgage. $!M2,08. Assets include, real estate. $7,100; debts dW on open accounts. $1,106.01. and other items, with $1,250 claimed to be exempt. ONE BOY: ONE AIRGUN. Chicago Tribune, Enterf lament "I you give parties for the sake of entertaining your friends f" "No." replied Miss Cayenne; "for the sake of slighting tiioe who neglect hrr alive in a lime filled pit, to-day pleaded not guilty in Brunx county com rt. ' Judge Giblw set. Roker's trial for Started Excitment In South Boston, Set Fire te House. Pton. Dec. 7. A little bor. arm.vj Comes as Welcome Contribution to City Hospital., Following the acknowledgment of a gift of $50 to the City hospital the oth- er day. there has come a second gift, $200 this time. There is plenty of use for these gifts to the hospital. During the present year the free service at the hospital has been equal to four beds in continuous use for tha full year. Put, the hospital on your Christmas list. TALK OF THE TOWN In regard to a communication in yesterday's paper as to the disposal of funds in various subscriptions in Barre, an officer of the society having charge of the funds raied some years ago for the soldiers memorial stated to-day that the sum paid m from er ersl dollars' worth of subscription mounted to approximately $410 and that. ed to entertain me." Washington iStar. j Not That Bad "I was a dol'.sr-a year man. I little? grstitode." Antiwlv hint tht yen were over paid I" Lenin i!e Courier -Journal. inext Monday and Norkin a a week . 'r started something in ; "st. mrouj;, interest additions, u ! later. Assistant D.st net Attorney t ohri " Sonth ,Bton district yesterday, finally came to approximately $i$0, rredicted that Becker would eat his The something was a fire. The young- J which amount wss turned over to the i hmtir.. it uncr in the destfc hmi. , ter conceived tne Idea oi pnttinr awvrnnaau pxwi, . a. ii ncn u oe at Smg fing. Slight Earthquake in Saa Francisco. through aa ot-en window of a dwelhnc. r-w.i the eeiline. ignited end in it San f'riioi, Iee. 7. A v '.t i f- "i set 9s to the msttrws cn a ld. erthqni.e hv-k h', latvl five The fire- apparatus "s called and the eo-fMl was felt her fat a'ght. ( ks ass j.la.f-4 at ?5, match n the rim barrel. When he came evident that the solders', memo- piJlcd the trigger the match ss'led j rial from popular subscription was not I ke'v to jticeeed, and that the money. t"rn!pr ,th aUut ift ad-iitKn), went to buy the m n.imi-i.t now erect- t ed on Craridall post k-t ia Elm wood cxtery.