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FIFTY-SEVENTH YEAR. NO. 59.
THE ARGUS, THURSDAY DECEMBER 26, 1907.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
TT a 0 i
GROUNDS FOR RES
Some Light Shed oh Sud
den Action of Rear
SURGEON RIXEY TALKS
Clash Occurred Over Command
of Hospital Ship Going With
. Battle Fleet.
Washington, Doc. 2fi. Surgeon Gen
eral Rixey of the navy returned home
last night, and in response to inquiries
in regard to t!ie resignation of Admiral
Brownson as chief of die lureau of
navigation gave out a statement as
to the hospital ship Relief which has
figured prominently in the episode.
While disclaiming any knowledge as
to the exjc-t cause of Admiral Hrown
son's resignation the surgeon general's
statement leaves scarcely a doubt that
friction between the bureau of navi
gation and the medi-al department of
the navy was a potent factor. The
controversy had its origin in the mat
ter of sending a hospital ship with the
battleship fleet on ii s voyage to the
Pacific, over which there arose a con
flict, of authority as to whether a med
ical officer or officer of the line should
be assigned to the command.
lllm'laiiiiM KxiK'l Kuom l"lj;c.
While disclaiming any knowledge
to the exact cause of Admiral Brown
son's resignation the surgeon general's
statement leaves little room for doubt
that the controversy was a potent
factor. Surgeon General Rixey main
tains that hospital ships always have
been commanded by medical officers,
with, a sailing master and civilian
crew for the purpose of navigation.
This particular vessel, Rixey says.
formerly belonged to tlie nrmv .nnd i
aiways was commanded by a medical :
officer when used as a hospital ship.!
to unify the medical
services of army and navy, the joint
army and navy board of medical offi
cers which w as convened 'by executive
order more than a year ago, recom
mended that hospital ships should
be commanded by medical officers,
and that recommendation was approv
ed by both the secretaries of war and
of the navy in general orders.
l mler Siirp.eoii (jeiiernl.
Since the civil war, he says, all hos
pital ships and medical transports, for
the army have been placed under the
surgeon general of the army
further that the Japanese naval hos
pital ships are commanded by medical
officers after having tried line officers.
These ships are simply floating hos
pitals, properly under control of the
medical department, and should be
conducted in peace exactly as in war.
This is especially so, because (luring
the war line officers cannot be spared.
Rixey maintains that it has always
been a doubtful question if the Gen
eva and Hague agreements could
guarantee the neutrality of these
ships if line officers and crew were
aboard, and it was this which prevent
ed the Japanese during the recent war
with Russia from using line officers
on hospital ships.
Hon Been Interfered With.
"The internal administration of the
bureau of medicine and surgery." he
says, "has been, in my opinion, too
much "interfered With by the bureau
of navigation. This interference has
at times -caused much concern as to
how I could meet the needs of those
under our care. The hospital ship
Relief should now be with the battle
ship fleet on its cruise, but the bureau
of navigation thought otherwise, and
the fleet of 15,000 men with its auxil
iaries Is without a hospital shop, and
. will be until it arrives at Magdalena
bay, more than three months from
Dntlen of Another IVatnre.
Rixey adds that he cannot under
stand how Admiral Brownson should
be especially Interested in the officer
ing of the hospital ships as his duties
lie in another direction, and that he
should not interfere in a matter point
ing entirely to the bureau of medicine
and surgery, and therefore to be de
cided by the secretary of the navy.
The surgeon general's statement in full
"I have been called upon by tele
phone many times today in regard to
the resignation of Rear Admiral
Brownson. Brownson and I have been
friends" for many years, and when on
duty in Washington as naval attending
surgeon, I was his family physician.
His resignation as chief of the bureau
of navigation has been assigned to
- various causes, among others to a dif
ference of opinion as to the command
of the hospital ship ueiier. wnue
do not know that this is the cause
may be interesting to know the pres
ent status of the question.
Have t'lvllhin Crew.
"Hospital ships as a rule have al
ways been commanded by medical of
ficers with a sailing master and civi
lian crew for the purpose of naviga
tion. The Relief formerly belonged to
the United States army and was al
ways commanded by a medical officer,
when used as a hospital ship. The
joint board of army and navy medical
officers convene; by executive order
more than a year ago. to attempt, to
unify the medical service, recommend
ed that hospital ships be commanded
by medieal officers and the recommen
dation was approved by both the sec
retary of war and the secretary of the
navy in. general orders.
t l nilT l.iue OMrer.
"The question was settled definitely
so far as the army is concerned during
the civil war, and all hospital ships
and medical transports were placed
under the surgeon general of the army
and have remained under medical offi
cers, after having tried line officers.
The hospital ships are simply floating
hospitals, and as such are considered
by all services to be property under
the control of the medical department
which is directly re.-ponsible for the
care of the sick and injured. The naval
medical officers have had positive rank
for some years, given them by act of
congress, but as the use of titles which
indicate rani; has been denied them it.
is not generally known.
"I have only asked that the Relief
be put in commission, just as every
other hospilai ship has been and that
the navy medical officer he given ex
actly the. same status as that accord
ed to his brother officers in the. army,
who have commanded tins identical
s-hip. Not to do this would be unfair
to our medical officers.
Should Not Interfere.
"As this is a matter pertaining en
tirely to the bureau of medicine and
surgery, and it is decided by the sec
retary of the navy, it is hard to under
stand how Brownson could be specially
involved, as his duties pertain entire
ly to another bureau not directly re
sponsible for the care of the sick of
the navy, and in which he should not
interfere unless directed to by the sec
retary." Rixey's statement was shown to
Brownson. hut he declined tojaafce
any comment whatever in regard to it.
WOULD TAKE WALSH
CASE FROM THE JURY
Ground No Losses Occurred Through
Transactions and No Intent to
Defraud is Proved.
Chicago, Dec. 2G. Attorneys for!
John R. Walsh, former president of j
the Chicago National bank, today made
a motion before Judge Anderson that
the case be taken from the jury be
cause of the alleged failure of the gov
ernment to prove any financial losses
occurred as a result of the transac
tions of Walsh or to show any of the
acts of Walsh had been committed
with intent to defraud. Extended ar
KILLS SELF BEFORE
A NEW YORK CROWD
Panic Started When Ernest G. Sted
man Jumps in Front of Car on
New York, Dec. 20. Ernest G. Sted
man, vice president and director of
the J. C. Lyons Building and Operating
company, against which a petition in
bankruptcy was filed last Friday, com
mitted suicide today by jumping in
front of a subway train. The fatality
precipitated a panic among the hun
dreds of waiting passengers. Women
became hysterical and it was with dif
ficulty the crowd was controlled by the
COLORADO BANKER IS HELD
Money Borrowed from Another Bank
Not Placed on Deposit.
Durango, Col., Dec. 20. Charles E.
McCoimell, president of the Smelter
City bank, which closed its doors Dec
17, was placed under arrest last night
upon complaint of a depositor. The
committee which has charge of exam
ining the affairs of the bank found
yesterday that on Dec. 12 Mr. McCon-
nell had borrowed $10,000 in cash from
the First Xational bank of Duran
and had given securities from his
bank for the money. The books of
the Smelter City bank did not show
that the $10,000 had been placed on
Famous Animal Trainer Dead.
Kansas Citv. Mn Dec. 20. William
Bell, atr animal trainer known to circus
men throughout the country, dropped
- tdead here last night of heart disease
j Bell was one of the few men who
l eouiu control -Rajah," the famous ma
it hilling elephant
SAILORS ARE GAY
Men Who Man Battleship Fleet
Observe Christmas at
Port of Spain.
MANY HAVE SHORE LEAVE
Sports Entertain Officers and Otrjer
Spectators Warm Reception
Port of Spain, Dec. 20. The holiday
spirit pervaded the American fleet yes
terday, but it was more like the cele
bration of the Fourth of July than
that of tiie Christmas the men had
known in colder climes. Decorations
there were in plenty and wreaths of
holly and evergreens swinging that
had been brought along to keep alive
the remembrances of the dav. And
there were special dinners in- t lie
messrooms for the officers and turkey
and other good things for the men.
It was not given to the men of the
torpedo boat flotilla to spend Christ
mas ashore, for in the early morning,
with flags flying and the tiring of a
salute to Admiral Evans' flag floating
on the main truck of the battleship
Connecticut, they steamed away to
Para, a five days journey. Had no ac
cident happened to two of the little
vessel;: they would have reached l'ara
Friday, but though the accidents were
of a minor nature it was deemed bet
ter to make the repairs at this port.
TlioiiKltiMls iiu Shore.
esteniay not less than 0.000 or 7.M0 J
of the bluejackets were allowed on I
shore, and they entered into the spirit j
of merrymaking with the townspeople.!
wtiose geniality and hospitality have
known no bounds. This beautiful
Spanish town is at present looking its
best, and Christmas, with its warm
sunshine, was greatly enlivened by
the thousands of uniformed visitors
who at one time of the day or another
paraded its thoroughfares.
The feat uye of the festivities was a
regatta, in which many of the battle
ships had crews. There were Iplenty
of exciting finishes and enthusiasm
ran high. Admiral Evans, with his
staff, watched the struggles of the
competitors from his launch and big
crowds occupied points of vantage
along the course.
PICKS MALLORTS SUCCESSOR
William James Bryan Appointed Sen
ator from Florida.
Jacksonville. Fla., Dec. 2G. Gover
nor Broward has appointed William
James Bryan to be United States sen
ator, vice Stephen .Russell Mallory.de
ceased, for the balance of the term,
expiring March 4, 1909. Mr. Bryan is
only 31 years of age and now holds
the position of county solicitor for Du
val county. He is a son of John M.
Bryan, who served 14 years as state
senator and afterward as a member of
the state railroad commission. Mr.
Bryan attended Emory college, where
he graduated with the degree of bach-
cIor of arts in 189(1. Three years later
he began to practice law in Jackson
ville. In 1902 ho was nominated for
county solicitor of the criminal court
of record of Duval county, and still
holds that office. He has always been
active in politics and at present is a
member of the state democratic execu
LL AND MAY NOT RECOVER
Father John, Leader of Russian Sect,
Attacked by Old Malady.
St.' Petersburg.. Dec. 20. Father
John of Cronstadt is seriously ill with
a recurrence of the old malady in ag
gravated form. He is unable to eat.
On account of his age debility his re
covery is problematical. The influence
of Father John, who is considered a
saint by the ignorant classes, is still
great. He has thousands of followers
n St. Petersburg and the provinces.
but the sect of late years has attained
unenviable notoriety owing to charges
of immorality and drunkenness
brought against the chief satallit.es,
who exploited Father John's reputa
tion for sanctity to great financial ad
DENIES HE KILLED WIFE
Massachusetts Physician Arraigned
After Shocking Crime.
Dedham, Mass. Dec. 2G. "Not guil
ty" was the plea entered by Dr. Wal
ter Raleigh Amesbury at Hide Park
today when formally charged with the
murder of his wife, Amia Rees Ames
bury, teacher of music in Roanoke
college. Salem. Va., yesterday. Ames-
bury had been estranged from hi
wife some time. Yesterday he called
iipou her and begged her to live with
him again. Upon her refusal to do so
he shot and killed her. Two grown
sons of the couple grappled with the
father, overpowering him and held him
for the police.
Portuguese Elect on April 5.
Lisbon, Dec. 20. A decree was is
sued yesterday fixing the Portuguese
elections for April 5. This is in line
with the government's promise to ter
minato the dictatorship at an early
date in view of Jhe continued calm.
Members of the chamber of deputies
Judge Intimates Prosecu
of Pettibot.e is
NOTHING YET PROVED
Testimony of Harry Orchard
Without Corroboration is
Boise, Idaho, Dec. 20. Before hear
ing the arguments on the motion for
an instructed verdict of aequital, filed
by the defendant in the Pettibone trial.
Judge Wood announced his conclusion
on the question of corroborative evi
dence, and stated there has not been
sufficient corroboration of Orchard's
testimony n the killing of Governor
Stennenberg alone to warrant a con
viction. He also said that corrobora
tion was necessary to establish con
spiracy, and invited argument as to
whether or not sucii corroboration had
been given by the state, and whether
or not the defendant had been connect
ed wiili that conspiracy.
AYliHt It Mean.
The conclusions of court mean that
either the jury will be instructed to
acquit the defendant, or the trial will
proceed on the proposition that the
state is not required to connect Petti
bone with the Steunenberg murder, it
being only necessary to show a con
spiracy to murder existed; that the de
fendant on trial was a member of that
conspiracy, and that the killing of
Stennenberg was an incident thereto.
FOR THE PRESENT
Imperial Chinese EcTrct Issued Telling
People to Wait Patiently
Pekin, Dec. 2C. A long edict, equivo
cal in tone, has been issued by the
throne. It expresses the earnest hope
that eventually a constitution will be
given the people, but no date is fixed.
It asserts the hopelessness of the ef
forts to make the country powerful,
and declares the people's voice must
not be raised higher in its demand for
a constitution, but that the people
must be satisfied that tho first step
looking towards the formation of a
parliament has been taken by the re
cent creation of a government council
together with provincial assemblies.
The Tsu Cheng Yuan, or government
council, has been deliberating since it
was established several months ago,
but so far the provincial assemblies
to which the edict refers, are non
ONLY ONE BANK HAS
New York State Institutions Show Un
expected Strength in Last
New York, Dec. 20. Reports from
29 state banks pursuant to the call of
the state bank superintendent for a
statement of their condition Dec. 19
have been received thus far. Nearly
all reflect the readjustment of loans
and deposits made necessary by the
recent financial stringency, but the
shrinkage in cash reserves is smaller
than might have been expected. It is
a noteworthy fact only one bank shows
it had clearing house certificates out
standing Dec. 19. In general, the state
ment shows the state banks hold am
pie reserves and several of them have
larger sums on hand than the law re
quires, i ;,
R00SEVELTS TO PINE KNOT
Family Goes to Spend Holidays at
Washington, Dec 2C. President
Roosevelt and family left Washington
today for Pine Knot, Va., the country
home of Mrs. Roosevelt, where they
will remain until Monday afternoon
next. The trip was made in the spe
cial car Twilight attached to a regular
train on the Southern railway.
$2,000,000 Gift to Trinity.
London, Dec. 2G.--Trinity college,
Cambridge, benefits to the extent of
$2,000,000 by the death of Lady Pierce
Tuesday. Her husband, Sir William
George Pierce, chairman of the Fair
field Shipbuilding & Engineering com
Ipany, died Nov. 2 last By his will
his fortune was bequeathed to Trinity
'college on the death ol Lady Pierce.
DULL DAY IN TRIAL
ittle to Relieve Monotony
Hearing of Caleb Powers
at Georgetown, Ky.
EFENSE ABOUT TO CLOSE
Deposition of General Collier, Formerly
Adjutant General of State,
Georgetown, Ky., Dec. 2C. Christ
mas day in the Caleb Powers trial was
dull, the morning being taken up with
the testimony of V. R. Day, ex-state
treasurer, and the reading of the depo-
tion of Charles Finley followed by
that from the testimony of General
Dan R. Collier, deceased. The defense
xpects to close today, and it is said
he commonwealth is prepared to go
l with its rebuttal testimony. It is
so said that Henry Youtsey will be
rought back to contradict Powers' tes-
YViin Adjutant tirnernl.
Collier was the adjutant general. In
s deposition lie denies knowing the
location of Goebel's room at the capi
tol hotel when the troops were drilled
here, and stated that the mountain men
ere peaceable and quiet. General
Collier's testimony as read admitted a
secret arrangement with Colonel Gray
Louisville by which a code tele
gram should be sent notifying Colonel
ray that "the hour of action has ar
rived." , General Collier did not re
member receiving a letter from Caleb
Powers relative to military matters.
RAND JURY DISMISSES
CHARGE AGAINST HEARST
Plea of William A. Chanler Followina
Retraction Brings About
End of Case.
New York, Dec. 20. The grand jury
as dismissed the charge of criminal
libel made by William Astor Chanler
against William R. Hearst. Mr. Chan
ler had Mr. Hearst arrested after an
rticle appeared in the Evening Jour-
al mentioning Mr. Chanler's name in
connection with charges made agaist
Raymond Hitchcock, the comedian.
There were several hearings before
Justice Wyatt at Special Sessions, Mr.
Chanler appearing as a witness. Finally
ustice Wyatt held Mr. Hearst for the
It was learned yesterday that on
Tuesday Mr. Chanler went before the
grand jury with Assistant District At
torney Garvan and made an explana-
ion why he desired to have the
charges dismissed. After hearing his
explanation the grand jury voted to
dismiss it. Mr. Hearst a few days
ago in his paper made a complete re-
raction of the statements published
about Mr. Chanler.
A SERIOUS RAIL COLLISION
Passenger and Freight Engines De
molished and One Man Killed.
Ashtabula, Ohio, Dec. 20. A pas
senger train on the Franklin branch
of the Lake Shore road collided with
a light freight engine two miles north
of Franklin this morning. The pas
senger train was derailed and both en
gines demolished. Fireman William
Daly was killed, Conductor William
Miles. Engineers H. C. Tombes and
E. Evans of Ashtabula were in
jured and many passengers slightly
HIGH EXPLOSIVE IN BOTTLE
Package Mailed at Erie, Pa., Filled
with Deadly Compound.
Erie. Pa., Dec. 2G. Chief of Police
Wagner made a test yesterday of the
contents of the bottle found in the in
fernal machine mailed at the South
Erie sub-postoflice Tuesday. He pour
ed two drops of the white liquid on a
piece of wood and touched a match to
A .sheet of flame four feet high
shot into the air, proving the solution
to be a dangerous one. The package
was addressed to Archie Carr, 2208
LYNCHED AND RIDDLED
Negro Who Shot White Man in Okla
homa Meets Summary Vengeance.
Muskogee, Okla., Dec. 2C. Rifled
with bullets, the body of James Gar-
den, a negro, dangljed from a telegraph
pole Tuesday night in the . center of
Henrietta, Okla., a coal mining town
30 miles southwest of here, as the re?
suit of the first lynching in the new
Garden shot and killed Albert Bates,
white, because Bates refused to rent U
livery fcjg to the negro. j
SEE SERVICE ON WARSHIPS
Two Enlist in Marine Corps with Pros
pects of Interesting Experiences.
William Lueder3 of Moline and Ros-
coe Lester of Rock Island were en
listed at the marine recruiting office
in the Rock Island nostoffice yesterday
and left at once for the east It i
tneir intention to nna a oertn on one
of the new battleships of the Delaward
class whtr.h are now nndpr construe)
tion, and which will be in every wajt
GARRY GOLDFIELD FIGHT
INTO THE FEDERAL COURT
superior to the great British Dread
nought, These ships, when completed,
will carry a crew of SOO men and 72
marines, and service aboard them will
be first class in every way. It is prob
able that they will make a long cruise
as soon as they are placed in commis
sion, and rumor has it that they will
duplicate the long cruise which Ad
miral Evans fleet is now making.
IN A HUFF QUITS
Council of Ministers Resigns Dissolu
tion of Parliament Expected
The Hague, Dec. 20. The Dutch cab
inet, or council of ministers, compris
ing nine members, by whom the execu
tive authority of the government is ad
ministered, yesterday presented its
resignation. It is thought that the dis
solution of the parliament is likely to
The resignation of the cabinet is due
to tho defeat of the army estimates in
the second chamber of parliament.
The opposition, in the discussion of
these estimates, contended that the ef
ficiency of the Dutch army was not
proportionate to its cost.
The clericals, who are opposed to
the government's plan for universal
suffrage, are pleased over the situa
tion, as they prefer that the expected
general action which is to follow
should be fought out on the military
issue rather than on universal suffrage.
OF ISLAND RAILWAYS
. G. White & Co. Place Orders for
Passenger 'and Baggage Cars for
Cuba and Philippines.
J. G. WTiite & Co. of New York; who
have been connected with the opera
tion and improvement of the public
service properties of this city have
recently ordered large amounts of
steam railroad equipment for their
Porto Rico and Philippine contracts.
Tuesday a seventh large Philippine
railway equipment order was placed
with the American Car & Foundry
company, for a number of combina
tion baggage and passenger cars to be
delivered in early spring. They arer
for use on the completed section of the
lines of the Philippine Railway com
pany which terminate in the cities of
Cebu and Iloilo. J. G. White & Co.
is building the lines of the railway
company which include several hun
dred miles of track. For Porto Rico,
20 freight cars are being purchased
for the heavy sugar and tobacco traffic
over the extension of the Porto Rico
Railways company from San Juan into
the interior of the island. The con
tractors state that they are exporting
more railroad equipment now than at
any previous time.
Orders previously placed by J. G.
White & Co., engineers for the Philip
pine railways, include 19 passenger
cars, about 100 freight cars and 10
mogul locomotives, though the con
struction of the road has been under
way less than one year. Several of the
locomotives are already in service.
TWO WOMEN IN A RUNAWAY
Are Thrown Out of Buggy in Accident
on Fifth Avenue.
The Misses Mattie and May Law
rence, sisters performing at a Daven
port vaudeville theater this week, were
injured in a runaway accident on Fifth
avenue near Thirtieth street Tuesday
evening about 7 o'clock. They were
driving along the avenue when the
horse was frightened and ran away.
The two young ladies were thrown to
the pavement. They were taken to
St, Anthony's hospital, and after their
injuries were dressed, they were able
to return to their rooms in Davenport.
INCREASE PRICE OF PAPERS
Chicago Dailies Come Higher After
First of the Year.
Notice of an increase in the cost of
the Chicago dailies is being sent out
by Eddy & Sexton, local agents. The
change, it is stated, has been made
' because the newspaper have recently
put a rule in force which ends all re
funding upon unsold copies which are
returned," thus throwing the loss on
the dealer. Hereafter the daily (ex
cept Sunday) will be 65 cents per
month instead of 55 cents "as hereto
fore, and the daily and Sunday 80
cents instead of 70 cents. The Sunday
papers will remain 25 cents per month.
The new prices go into effect Jan. 1
Thought Dead; Returns Home.
Sterling, 111.. Dec. 2C Martin Diller
of this city, member of Company. E,
Cth regiment, Illinois National Guard,
officially reported dead two months
ago, returned home Tuesday, surpris
ing relatives and the officials of. the
guard. , .
Mine Owners' Association
Starts Suit Against
Declares the Organization Has
Caused "Strife, Disorder,
Bloodshed and Rioting."
Goidfield, Ncv., Dec. 2C To carry
the labor fight into the federal courts
is the latest move of the Goidfield
Mine Owners association. Suit was
filed today in the circuit court of the
district of Nevada, asking not only for
an injunction against picketing and in
terfering with mining operations, but
for final dissolution of the Goidfield
miners' union. The suit was filed" by
the Goidfield Consolidated mine against
the Goidfield miners union, the West
ern Federation of Miners, Charles A.
McKinnon. president of the local union,
and 19 other officers of the same.
) lu r I of WorkerM of World.
The complaint sets forth the alleged
vast extent and richness of the mining
interests involved and the large num
ber of persons holding shares in the
mines in various states and territories.
It alleges that the Goidfield miners'
union ami the Western Federation of
Miners are voluntarily unincorporated
and that it is claimed to be part of
another large organization known as
the Industrial Workers of the World
which has the same principles and
seeks to accomplish its results by al
leged unlawful methods and has in
its ranks as members of these associa
tions not only miners of the Goidfield
district, but other laborers, such as
waiters, clerks, cooks, barbers, and
- OIj-( o Wnoltf Disorder."
It is further alleged that the West
ern Federation of Miners is organized
for the destruction of property and
creating of "endless strife, disorder,
bloodshed and rioting." The Goidfield
union is charged with "intimidation"
and of being guilty of "wanton de
struction of property, murder of inno
cent citizens, lawlessness and anarchy
to such an extent that it has instituted
a reign of terror in the Goidfield dis
trict." It is further alleged that the
Goidfield union is "a criminal society."
TEACHERS Al SPRINGFIELD
S. J. Ferguson to Speak on the Work
of State Reading Circle.
County Superintendent S. J. Fergu
son is to speak before the county
superintendents at the annual meeting
of the Illinois Teachers' association, in '
session at Springfield for three days
beginning today. Mr. Ferguson will
speak on the need of the reading circle
for the teachers of the state and how
it should be carried on to attain the
desired results. Mr. Ferguson is the
manager of the state reading circle.
A number of noted men are on the
program of the convention, which
opened with greetings from Governor
Among the speakers are Dr. Emit
G. Hirsch. Chicago; Charles W.
French, Chicago: Chester N. Grenough,
University of Chicago; President L.
C. Lord, Charleston Normal school;""
Hon.. Elmer Ellsworth Brown, United
States commissioner of education,
Washington, D. C; Francis G. Blair,
state superintendent of public instruc
tion; President David Flemley, Illinois
Normal university, and W. W. Stetson,
ex-superintendent of public instruction
of Maine. . '
FACTORY CLOSED FEW DAYS
Rock Island Plow Shops Idle Till After
First of Year.
The Rock Island Plow company has
shut down in nearly all departments
till after the first of the year. A force
of men will be kept busy in the erect
ing rooms and the shipping depart
ment is working, seven or eight car
loads of implements being sent out
ISSUES NEW DIRECTORY
Union Electric Telephone Distributing
Books to Patrons.
The Union Electric Telephone &
Telegraph company is Issuing thelong
promised directories. They include
the usual features and in addition a
letter from General Manager H. H.
Bratt in which he outlines the policy
of the company in Its relations ith