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The Turnpike highwayman's Fate. In History of Medford, the chapter on Crimes and Punishments deals only with those of Colonial and Provincial days. It has been suggested that there were some happenings in Medford (from murder downward) in later (not to say latest) days, which a faithful chronicler might mention. But is it known to people generally, that a century ago Massachusetts had just enacted a law making highway robbery, when accompanied with threat, violence and exposure of a deadly weapon, a capital offence? Such was the fact, and there are those who, on account of recent increase in crime, and the facilities of escape offered by the automobile, think it would be well if such penalty was restored. The recent hold-up of Boston bank messengers in Chelsea is cited as an example. One, nearly related to Medford, is mentioned in the Register, Vol. XXIII, p. 9, which must have caused much excitement in our old town just one hundred years ago. The Columbian Centinel of A