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UA1LY HERALD, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 29, 1915.
NEW ARMY BILL TO GO TO CONGRESS Section 14 Relates to "Continental Army" ol 400,000 Men (Special to the Herald.) "Washington, Dec. 29. The major ity members of the house committee on military affairs have been holding sessions during the holidays and have perfected a bill that will be submitted to the full membership of the com mittee as soon as congress meets again January 4. The first thirteen sections of the new bill relate to the regular army and provide that it shall at all times be sustained as nearly as possi ble at the maximum strength fixed by law- Section 14 authorizes the president to raise, organize, train and maintain a. citizen army of not to exceed 400, 00 Omen, to be known as the "Cont 000 men to be known as the "Conti annual contingents, and thereafter maintained by annual contingents suf ficient to keep the number up to the authorized strength of 400,000 men. For this purpose the president is au thorized to divide the United States into such number of divisional dis tricts as he may prescribe. The Con- V tinental Army shall i consist of such number of regiments of Infantry, Cavalry, and Field Artillery, and of 3uch Engineers and auxiliary troops, as the president may deem proper, within the limits of the force author ized in the bill, but the president may vary the proportions of the several arms, corps, and departments as he may deem necessary for the purpose of training. The bill provides that ex cept for the periods of training as provided for, the Continental Army shall not be called out for service ex cept when authorized by congress in the emergency of actual or imminent war. Prescribed by Law. It is provided that the organiza tions of all the units of the Continen tal army, staff and line, including headquarters, shall be the same as that prescribed by law and regula tions for corresponding units of the regular army.- It is provided that at any time within three years from and after the date of the going into effect of this law any unit of the organized militia of any state which shall pre sent itself with three-fourths of its minimum enlisted strength, and the consent of the proper state authori ties, for entry into the , Continental prmy, may be enlisted and the officers of such companies, troops, batteries, t battalions, squadrons, regiments or higher units, including the field and staff and general officers, may be ap pointed officers in the Continental army, and such officers and enlisted men 'so , received into the- Continental STmy shall stand discharged from the organized militia of which they were members. In Case of War. In the event of war all enlistments 'hich would otherwise expire within one year shall continue in force for the period!; of one year' from the be ginning of the war, unless sooner ter minated by the president. The bill provides that all men en listed under its provision shall be ta ken from among citizens of the Unit , ed 'States, who shall be at the time of their first enlistment,, between the ages of eighteen and thiry-five years. .Section 19 provides that in the etent of war only shall the President be authorized by congress to call out the Continental Army Reserves for the purposes of war. The officers of the Continental Army shall be ap pointed, first from officers of the regular army on the active list, to serve in the continental army not to exceed four years; second, from mem bers of officers reserve corps, to be hereinafter provided for; third, from i officers of the organized militia and retired officers of the regular army; and subject to such examinations that the president may orescribe from graduates or undergraduates of edu cational institutions having military courses, and other citizens who have qualified themselves by experience and study. The president alone is authorized to appoint all the officers of 4he continental army below the grade of lieutenant colonel. All of- ncers of the grade of lieutenant- olonel and of higher grades in that army shall be appointed by the presi dent, by and with the consent of the senate. Change of Residence. ' It is provided that when an officer of the continental army changes his residence so as to make service with the organization to which he is as signed impracticable or inconvenient to the government, the president may, in lieu of transferring him to another organization of the continental army at or near the locality to which he had changed his residence, transfer mm, ii. jivn u iB graae or neuten I ant colonel to the officers' reserve I corps in the grade held by him in f the continental army, or if above the grale of major, he may honorably dis f charge him from the continental 1 army . It is also provided that when -u cuuovvu AAj.c.n ovj wuauges his resi dence he shall be transferred to an organization of the continental army at or near the locality to which he has changed his residence, and his de scriptive list, with a statement of his accounts, shall be transmitted to the commanding officer of that organiza tion, under such regulations as the VSecrtary of War proscribe. Power of President. : The president is authorized to call such parts of the continental army, ex clusive of the continental army re serve, together at such times mid . - - Hlafles and. in such numbers as he K.hall deem best for purposes of drill I instruction, or training. The aggre Vffate length of such training periods I for any ' soldier, other than regular ,irmy officers and enlisted men as- (' signed thereto, shall not exceed three months in any one calender year, nor an aggregate of six months in the first three years of the enlistment. In the instruction and training of such troops the president is authorized to use such parts of the regular army, the military stores, and other proper ty as he may deem necessary for the purpose. It is provided that each member of the continental army shall be subjected to a physical examination at the be- einnine' and end of each period of training. In lieu of any money al lowance for clothing there shall be is sued to each enlisted man in time of peace such articles of clothing as the president may direct. Regular Army Laws. When called into active service or when called out for drill, instruction, or training, the forces of the Con tinental army shall be subject to the laws and regulations governing the regular army and no distinction shall be made between members of the con tinental army and the regular army. Persons in the continental army, or honorably discharged Therefrom, shal receive the same preference with re spect to appointments in the civil service and retention therein as are provided by law . for persons from the regular service. In order to provide animals and vehicles for the continental army the secretary of war is authorized to contract with owners of such as may in his opinion be suitable for mili tary service, and to furnish the same when called upon to do so. The secretary of war is authorized to detail from corresponding organiza tions in the regular army to duty in the continental army, for the purpose of instruction and for taking care of the property of the United States, one sergeant to each organized troop. Thirty Cadet Companies. The bill authorizes the president to organize not. to exceed thirty cadet companies of cavalry, field artillery, infantry, engineers, coast artillery and signal troops, to be attached to and serve with regiments or other units of their respective branches of the reg ular army within the confines of tho United States. Each company shall consist of not to exceed one hundred cadets, who shall be between the ages of twenty and twenty-four years at the date of enlistment and shall be recruited from among officers of the national guard, students a nd graduates of educational institutions having military courses, and students and graduates of other colleges and universities. Each , cadet shall be enlisted for a period of six years un less sooner discharged, the first year of which shall be spent in a cadet company and the remaining five years in the officers reserve corps provided for in the law. Upon the completion of one years service in the reserve corps each cadet shall, if found pro ficient, be commissioned in such grade in the officers' reserve corps as may be warranted by the degree of proficiency he may have attained, under such rules as the president shall prescribe. The president alone ir authorized to appoint and commis sion all officers pfjthe officers' reserve corps.'"" Presented Next Week. This bill will be presented in the house when it meets next week and will be referred to the military af fairs committee, when it will be con sidered by the full committee. It has been approved by the majority mem bers of the committee and will be in troduced by Chairman Hay of that committee. Representative Tilson, the Connec ticut member of the military com mittee will oppose certain features of the bill and will offer a substitute, or amendments in the committee, and if defeated there will present the same on the floor of the house. CLAIM ROOSEVELT'S THEORY FALLACIOUS (Continued from First Page.) LABOR PARTY TO CONFER. mobile manufacturers and the like who during the past year or two have preached pacifism in its most ignoble form are willing to think out the sub ject and are both sincere and fairly intelligent, they must necessarily con demn a police force or a posse comi tatus just as much as they condemn armies, and they must regard the ac tivities of the sheriff and the constable as being essentially militaristic and therefore to be abolished. When we have discovered a method by which right living may be spread so univer sally in Chicago and New York that the two cities can with safety abolish their police forces, then and not until then it will be worth while to talk about 'The abolition of war.' AVillinff to Go to AVar. "The sociological society meets in Washington this year," continued the paper, "only because the man after whom the city was named was willing to go to war. If he and his associates had not gone to war there would have been no possibility of discussing 'social values in the United States for the excellent reason that there would have been no United States. If Lin coln had not been willing to go to war, to appeal to the sword, to intro duce militarism on a tremendous scale throughout the United States, the sociologists who will listen to this paper, if they existed at all, would not be considering the social values of slavery and such governmental and industrial problems as can now be studied in the central American republics. "At present in this world and for the immediate future," wrote Mr. Roosevelt in conclusion, "it is certain that the only way successfully to oppose the might which is the servant of wrong is by means, of the might which is the servant of right." GULF COAST HIT BY SLEET STORM Wire Communication Cut Oil and Property Damaged Mobile, Ala., Dec. 29. Wire com munication was demoralized and con siderable property damage was report ed today as the result of a wind and rainstorm along the gulf coast and in adjacent territory last night. A wind velocity as high as eighty miles an hour was reported from Birmingham. Birmingham, Montgomery and Pen sacola were cut off from wire com munication this morning. YfT lor b HARTFORD 8ltc for Stout Wooes a Specialty. 41 u 53fc Wire Service Crippled. Washington, Dec. 29. Sleet and snow crippled wire communication to day throughout the east. The storm moving northward over Louisiana gained in force during the night and today was central over the Ohio Val ley. Rain, sleet and snow were falling throughout most of the eastern part of the country, and as the storm moved northeast these conditions will prevail tonight and Thursday in the region of the Great Lakes, northern New York and northern New Eng land. Rains have been general throughout the Gulf. South Atlantic and middle Atlantic states, being heavy in the east Gulf states, Tennes see, the Carolinas and Georgia. Storm warnings were ordered up by the weather bureau along the At lantic coast from Key West, Fla., to Eastport, Me. N0 damage to ship ping was reported. KASHAN OCCUPIED BY RUSSIAN TROOPS (Continued from First Page.) One of our water planes successfully dropped four bombs on a tent camp." French Official Report. Paris, Dec. 2 9, 2:30 p. m. The following announcement was made this afternoon by the war office: The night was calm except in the sector of Chaulnes, where fighting with hand grenades at close quarters occurred, and in the Champagne. where we bombarded the position of the enemy to the west of Navarin Farm." French Offensive Broken. Berlin, Dec. 29, via London 3:25 p. m. The ottensive movement un dertaken by the French in the" Vosges, at Hirzstein . is said by the German war office to have broken down last night. The report concedes that the French penetrated German positions on Hart-manns-Weilerkopf, but says they were expelled later. Blizzard at Cleveland. Cleveland, O., Dec. 29. Cleveland was in the grasp of a blizzard today which was worse than any that has afflicted the city in two years and which may completely isolate the city and tie up all street car traffic before night. The heavy snow was being borne by a 3 5 -mile gale which was expected to become more violent. Street cars were stalled everywhere and wires down all over the city at noon. ! City Items j Will Debate British Cabinets Decision on Compulsory Service. London, Dec. 29. A conference of representatives of the labor party is being arranged to consider the de cision of the cabinet in regard to com pulsory military service. The ques tion is canvassed eagerly at trades union centers. Advocates and opponents of con scription are equally emphatic. There are many members of the labor party who are ready to support the doctrine of compulsory service once they are satisfied it is necessary and are . as sured it will be applied impartially to all classes. Some are still insisting on a further opportunity for unmar ried men to offer their services with out compulsion, but it is believed the cabinet has decided against further delay. ' GREEKS HONOR VENIZELOS. Thousands File Past His Residence on Occasion of IDs Saint's Day. Athens, Dec. 28, via Paris, Dec. 29, 10:35 a. m. Thousands of Greeks of all classes began .filing past the resi dence of Eliptherios Venizelos, former premier of Greece, this morning on the occasion of his Saint's Day and gave him an extraordinary greeting. There were workmen in blouses, soldiers in uniforms, statesmen, for mer cabinet ministers, politicians and men of every social rank in the pro cession, who pushed their way through the dense crowd that remained in front of M. Venizelos house all day. The apartments of M. Venizelos were banked with flowers, and thousands of telegraphic greetings were received from Greeks throughout Europe and America. The entente ministers called on the former premier and were loudly cheered by the crowd. BULGARIAN INFANTRY REVOLTS. Paris, Dec 29, 4:55 a. m. The Eleventh Bulgarian infantry regiment stationed at Fumuldzlna, Bulgaria, has mutinied, according to information reaching the Athens correspondent of the Petit Journal. TOO LATE FOR CLASSIFICATION. WANTED Two men to drive coal teams. Come prepared to work. M. Irving Jester, 24 Dwjght street. 12-29-ld H. F. Ladbury, captain of Company I, First Regiment, C. N. G., is con fined to his home with three broken ribs received when he slipped and fell down on West Main street on Christ mas day. Paul Montville of 39 Spring street has filed a petition with the county commissioners for a liquor license at the above location The neighborhood prayer meetings planned for Friday evening at the homes of John H. Bryan and Frank G. Richardson will be omitted as the date falls on New Years' Eve, when church watch night services will be held. The Woodruff club of the South church enjoyed a banquet last eve ning. Theron W. Hart was toastmas ter and brief remarks were made by Truman L. Weed and Walter Wil liams. Rev. Dr. G. W.C. Hill was unable to attend and sent a letter of regret. The Christmas exercises of the Ken sington Methodist church Sunday school, scheduled for tonight have been postponed until tomorrow night. Mr. and Mrs. William S. Hinchliffe of Cherry street are receiving congrat ulations on the arrival of a daughter yesterday afternoon. Both mother and child are doing well. Poles Broken Off. Indianapolis. Dec. 29. The rain, sleet and snowstorm of early today tested man's Ingenuity to keep things moving. Not only telephone and tele graph wires were snapped but poles were broken off by the weight of the ice. Steam and electric railway lines were blocked in many places and all trains were running far behind their schedule. & 1,200 Pair of Men's $4.50 Trousers on Special Sale at $3.00 Men's Trousers Sale All $2.00 Trousers, now $1.50 All $2.50 Trousers, now $2.00 All $3.50 Trousers, now $2.50 All $4.50 Trousers, now $3.00 All $5.50 and $6.50 Trousers, now $4.50. All sizes from a 28 inch waist to a 48 inch waist COLLEGE BANQUET HELD AT Y. M. C. A. MCETER & CO. MEMBERS NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE. Represented by K, W. Eddy. New Bri tain Nat. Bank Rl3. Tel 20 SCO VILLE MFG. CO. 40 NORTH & JUDD 40 NEW BRITAIN MACHIN 30 U ft' ION MFG. CO. FINANCIAL NEWS DECLINES RECORDED ON STOCK MARKET Leading Issues Fall From Frac tion to Full Point PNEUMONIA CLAIMS THOMAS L. SHEVLIN (Continued from First Page.) come as a great shock to Yale men for he was widely known to a large circle of graduates and greatly be loved by all who knew him. His loss will be felt especially by football men. The football management owes him a large debt of gratitude for the sacri fices which he made repeatedly to help our teams out of trouble. He always seemed ready to cancel the most imperative business engagement whenever or wherever the call for help reached him. He -will be missed as friend, adviser and coach. During the present season when he gave his time and effort so freely to the building up of the 1915 team he gained the confidence and friendship of the whole squad." Three Other Noted Athletes. The death of Shev'fcj recalls to minds of Yale men three other noted athletes who have died, James J. Hogan, captain of the 1904 eleven, Gordon Brown, captain of the 1900 eleven, both of whom were victims of pneumonia, and George Stillman. who w;as a tackle on Brown's team. The last named died of an injury re ceived while in the Adirondacks some years ago. DEATHS AND FUNERALS. Mrs. Mary Ellen Queen in. This morning at 9 o'clock the funer al of Mrs- Mary Ellen Queenin of 728 Stanley street was held from St. Jo seph's church. Rev. Patrick Daly of ficiated and interment was in the new Catholic cemertery. Heavily Insured. Hartford, Dec. 29. Life insurance companies having home offices in Hartford carried a large sum in policies on the life of the late Tom Shevlin. Tt was announced at the office of one of the large companies here today that Mr. Shevlin was in jured for $200,000 in the company. Two other policies were also carried by local companies. One was for $160,000 and another for $25,000. Sixty Gather at Association Building For Annual Meeting E. N. Lenis Toatniaster. The second annual banquet of the college club of the Y. M. C. A., was held in the banquet hall of the asso elation this afternoon at 1:30 o'clock with sixty college students present. E. N. Lewis, formerly of the Pulit zer School of Journalism, Columbia university, and at present on the New York Tribune staff, was toastmaster at the post-prandial exercises. Principal L. P. Slade of the local high school and Howard M. Church, Ph. D., pro fessor of Cferman in the academic de partment of Yale university, were the principal speakers. Principal Slade spoke briefly and urged those present to do much gen era! reading while in college and keep abreast of the times. Dr. Church told of the differenence of the German sys tem of education and the one in vogue in this country, m this country a student spends all his college days at one school, while in Germany the stu dents take courses in different univer sities, changing around after each semester. The speaker favors the German method for it is a broader education that the sudent receives Robert Sengle, Yale Law School; War ren S, Slater, physical director of the Y. M. C. A.; Spalding Warner, Wor cester Technology, 1916, and Marshall House, Yale 1919, also spoke. A feature of the gathering was Ihe roll-call, each person present rising and giving the name and class of his Alma Mater. Some of the High school students were present and they an swered the name of the college they expect to attend. Plans were made for future meetings and the matter of taking up some form of civic work was discussed. Robert Sengle, Spald ing Warner and Marshall House were appointed a committee to decide what form the activities would take. The committee will present a report at the next meeting. The following colleges and univcrsi ties were represented at the gather ing: Yale. Dartmouth, Syracuse, M. I T., Pordham, Middlebury, Wesleyan, Trinitv. Colby. Rennsselaer, Cornell, New York university, Jefferson Medi cal college, Worcester Technology, Williams and Colgate. New York, Dec. 29, Wall St., 10:30 a. m. Selling of stocks was resumed at today's opening, many leading issues recording declines, ranging from fractions to a full point. Among the heaviest shares were American Smelting, Mexican Petroleum, Bald win Locomotive and Western Union. U. S. Steel opened with 3,000 shares at 87 1-4 to 87 3-8 against yesterday's final quotation of 87 3-4. Goodrich and Tennessee Copper were among the few specialties to score moderate advances. Rails were relatively dull and irregular. Secondary prices showed general improvement. CLOSE Advances in oil shares and heaviness in American Sugar featur ed the dull final hour. The closing was irregular. 68 24 77 59 68 103 113 6S 24 77 60 68 103 115 New York Stock Exchange quota ions furnished by Richter & Co.. members of the New York Stock Ex change. Represented bv E. W. Eddy. Dec. 29, 1915 High Low Close Am Beet Sugar .. 69 Alaska Gold 24 Am Car & Fdy Co. 78 Am Can 60 Am Loco 69 Am Smelting 104 Am Sugar 115 Am Tobacco 206 206 206 Am Tel & Tel ...129 128 129 Anaconda Cop ... 89 88 89 A T S Fe Ry Co. 107 106 107 . Baldwin Loco 117 116 117 B & O 94 94 94 B R T 87 87 87 Beth Steel 467 460 467 Butte Superior .. 70 69 70 Canadian Pac ....179 Cen Leather 53 Ches & Ohio 62 Chino Copper .... 54 Chi Mil & St Paul. 97 Col F & I 52 Cons Gas 144 i . r. fi i;. ii.ii POINT Dill While Bristol Brass D to 69-71 The strength of Lander Clark stock was the only j ture of the Hartford Btocu today. This stock advance to 63-64. Inversely,' Bristrl back a point to 69-71 and! Screw also dropped notica 280. Other stocks were qu lows: American' Brass, 270 885-895; North & Judd American Hardware, 124- Bement-Pond. 189-192; Ne Machine, 82-83, Union Man 83-86; Stanley Works, ,72 Scovill, 4 80-490; and New 180-184. National Surety ARBITRATION 0 ALL DIS Between American Hati note ol Pan-American A 178 179 53 53 62 54 96 52 144 62 54 95 61 143 Crucible Steel ... 73 72 Distillers Sec .... 47 47 Erie 42 41 Erie 1st pfd 57 56 General Elec' 173 173 Goodrich Rub ... 77 75 Great Nor pfd ,125 125 Gt Nor Ore Cetfs. 50 49 Inspiration 45 44 Kansas City so ... 31 31 Lehigh Valley 81 80 Maxwell Motor ... 76 5 Mex Petroleum ...108 106 National Lead ... 65 65 N Y C & Hudson. .109 108 Nev Cons 16 15 N Y N H & H R R 76 76 Northern Pac 117 116 Norfolk & West ..121 120 Pac Mail S S Co.. 11 11 Penn R R 58 58 Pressed Steel Car. 63 63 Ray Cons 25 25 Reading 82 81 Rep I & S com . . . &4 54 Southern Pac 102 102 Southern Ry 23 22 Studebaker THIRD DEATH IN FAMILY. Sargis Harten. Rev. Scrgins Sermas of St. Thomas' seminary, Hartford, officiated at. the funeral of Sargis Harten, held from St. Mary's church this morning at 9 o'clock- Interment was in the new Catholic cemetery AUTO ACCIDENT FATAL. Hartford, Dec. 29. Mrs. Jennie Parsons, of East Hartford, who was hit by an automobile there last night while on the way to this city to visit her daughter, who is ill at St. Francis' hospital died at the hospital today of a fractured skull. she was 57 years of age. The automobile was driven by Henry Hall of Hartford. Charles B. Grantham of Stratficld Dies of Pneumonia. Bridgeport, Dec .29. Charles B. Grantham, of Stratfield. died today from pneumonia, making the third death in the family within a short time from the same disease, the oth ers being his wife and grand child. Five deaths have occurred in this city within a brief period and accord ing to Health Officer E. A. McLellan, who today issued a warning to Bridgeport residents, the city may soon be facing an epidemic which is now raging in the west, according to information he has received from health departments in that section. Doctors report that they are confront ed with hundreds of cases of grippe, many of them bordering on pneumon ia. Local hospitals are filled and fac tories especially have been struck by the maladies ,one concern having about forty per cent, of its employes suffering from them. E. D. Ashely of Brooklyn, N. Y., a former local resident who has been the guest of local relatives, during the holidays has returned to his home. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE NEWS. The committee on uniform hours of the mercantile bureau held a meeting this afternoon and discussed several new matters pertaining to the system. The committee on the advisibilitv of holding a pageant on .Tnlv Fourth held a meeting at 5 o'clock this afternoon. The commit tee on publicity will meet tomorrow afternoon at 5 o'clock, and at o'clock the committee on the isle of safety will meet. The peddlers li cense committee of the mercantile bureau will hold a meeting Friday morning at 10 o'clock. Tenn Copper 62 60 Texas Oil 231 228 Union Pac 138 137 Utah Copper 80 79 U S Rubber Co .. 55 54 U S Steel 87 86 U S Steel pfd . Va Car Chemical .48 4 8 Westinghouse .... 69 68 1 Western Union ... 8 8 87 1 73 47 42 57 173 76 125 49 45 31 81 75 108 65 109 16 76 117 120 11 58 25 81 54 102 22 166 61 229 138 80 54 87 116 116 110 167 165 4 8 69 88 INDICTED FOR MURDER. Springfield, Mass., Dec. 29. Eliza beth B. Cannon was indicted by the grand Jury today charged with the murder in Russell of her five-years-old ward, Lucille M. Thomas, Nov. 11. It is charged that Miss Cannon killed the little girl bv drugs and then set the house on fire in an effort to con ceal the crime. Washington, Dec. 29 J of all disputes between the nations was the keynote of ' all the' addrssp at today's j the - Pan-American -Scientific While many delegates were scientific discussions in the A Jt .At... inio wnicn ine meeting nag d1 ed, the general subjects of means of binding all the closer was the outstanding f all the conferences. Dr. Eusebio Bracamonte. a from Salvador, advocated coJ arbitration between all the nations in a Pan-American Justice- Civilization of Europ Benito Perez Verdia, a from Mexico, declared such stitution would in time be folll the civilization of Europe. tpoke for adoption of a pri public law code between the Al t-tates. Francisco Capella Pons, a from Uruguay, favored esta permanent international comi between the Americas. Economic Aspects of Wf Economic aspects of the w,j discussed before the American omic association. Pro. J. B. CI Columbia university said no el the war would last longer or greater total amount of hanj the economic burden it wouhl on future generations. The mney cost of the war 1 31 this year, exclusive of the auzea vaiue or numan lire, vi timated by other speakers at $r, 774,000. By Jan. 1 tho agd would be $55,000,000,000 and war continue, at the end. of the year next August, it would $80,000,000,000. At end of the ond year, the probable humai was estimated to be 12,000,000 COMPLETES PROGRAM. The following speakers will ad; dress the members of the Right Liv ing club of the Y. M . C. A. during January: January 3, Rev. S. A. Fiske pastor of the Berlin Congregational church; January 10, Warren S. Sla ter, physical director of the Y. M. C. A.; January 17, E. C. Goodwin, su perintendent of Hart, and Cooley's; January 24, F. S. Stuart of the Hart ford Y. M. C. A., and January 31, A. H. Andrews, secretary of the lo cal Chamber of Commerce. TEMPORARY EMBARGO Boston, Dec. 29. A temporar bargo on certain classes of f business by the New York, Nev ven and Hartford Railroad on atl of the congestion in and about York harbor, may be necessary.' cording to a letter which Pre.- Howard Elliott Keht today1 to tli! terstate commerce cOmmiKsion, public utilities commissions of I; Island and Connecticut and the lie service commissions of Masp;J setts, and New York. Preeiden liott did not say what class of ness might be affected. Public Notice. The local liverymen hereby wish to inform the public that after January 1, 1916, the price of hacks for local funerals will be $4.00 per hack. (Signed) LIVERYMEN. advt. 100 SHIPS CAUGHT IN 1CJ Berlin. Dec. 29, Via. London, 2 j! Reports from Copenhagen say more than 100 Fhips, chiefly Ari can, British and French have 11 caught in the ice in the White- and will have to spend the wi there. , POSTMASTER RECEIVES THANKS The clerks and carriers through F. S. Cadwell this morning extended to Postmaster W. F. Delaney their ap preciation of his thoughtfulness dur ing the recent rush of business at the office particularly on Christmas eve, when the employes were forced to work overtime and were furnished with lunch by the postmaster. The officials are also appreciative of the kindness of E. N. Humphrey, who tendered them cigars. BUY OHIO OIL A Standard Oil Subsidiary which nets 14 This stock should sell for $1000 a share and is the best pur chase among all the Standard Oils. Reasons why, for the asking. JOHN H. PUTNAM & CO. 49 PEARL ST. HARTFORD, CONN. 318 MAIN STREET. SPRINGFIELD, MASS. ' 68 BROAD STREET, NEW YORK.