from the Lowell Tribune, July 7, 1921, page 1
Also found in the Clipping Files at Lowell Public Library--LH--"Crimes and Criminals"
On the evening of June 30th, at 11:30 o'clock, the burglar alarm on the First National bank began to sound the siren whistle. Then the excitement began; people running from all directions.
The night officer, who happened to be going into the alley between F.L. Weakly's and the Lowell National bank, drew his trusty Colt gun and ran across the street with old Dempsy, the big Aridale dog, at this heels ____ing fierce enough to eat up the _____burglar that ever burgled. Milo Loyd and Ben Mally ran from the Main garage to reinforce the officer. After making an investigation and finding everything secure, Milo Loyd was sent to the Main garage to telephone Stumpy Brownell and advise him of what was going on and to come and shut off the alarm.
By this time people were beginning to arrive from all directions; the first armed man to arrive on the scene being Otto Woerner, the baker, a verteran of the Spanish-American war and a hero of San Juan, having inquired what the trouble was and being told what had happened by the officer, remarked that he did not know, so I bring any gun with me, showing an army revolver with the caliber of a mountain
howitzer. Soon others came which we will briefly mention. E.E. Duckworth arrived clad in the latest style of the elite 400, appearing san shirt, sans socks and otherwise clothed, principally in his authority. Others who were quite daring in their attire were S.A. Brownell and P.A. Berg and others whom we will not personally mention, these three being the most conspicuous at this impromptu midnight gathering. Phelps Hull headed the shotgun squad with a 12 gauge pump gun. Had there been an actual attempt to rob the bank our people would have been able to take care of the situation, no matter how many intruders were present.