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KY. GOOD ROADS ENGINEERING ILL BE TAUGHT AT THE STATE UNIVERSITY JANUARY 5 TO 7 INCLUSIVE. COURSE IN HIGHWAY BUILDING .Men f Highet Reputation Have Been i Scci.'red for Lectures to Engineer-1 ing Classes No Tuition Will Be : Asked of Students. '. f tein Npwsp.ipet' l ni'n X" Mervlee Lexington. Ky. S'ate University ill open a short course in highway iisir.eordis, January 5 to IT, 1914, for nu benefit of people who are Inter Med In the good roads problem of the -tate. No tuition will be required for his course and the expense outside of ailroad fare should not be over $10, 't is hoped by the university ollicials that every county engineer will take ilvantage of thi.-i opportunity to lui i;ove his education, and thereby bet- t the road conditions in his county. Meu who expect to become county en gineers or road builders should avail '(umsclves of this opportunity to pre ,ar for an examination before the Mat highway commissioner. Special .nstrv. -tions will be given to men ex pecting to take the county road en gineer's examination. The mornings will be devoted to :"-ture work, men of the highest repu tation in their special line of work ::ve been sei ured for these lectures Hinl it will be worth the while of any m interested in highway cnginccr irii; to uttetid these lectures. Practical Work to be Done. Iho altetnootis will be devoted to iractical Held and othre work such i. the use of the transit, level, plot 'inc profiles, Myitis grade lines, and making esrimarcs of cost for various Kinds of work. The state of Kentucky has spent .nillions of dollars on her roads. If hese roads had been constructed of uHterial and by methods approved by xpv!enced road builders, they would -ae. been a source of pride and ",JtulB uuln lm,'e "u" ,,,u'1 ln(M" .nd to the commonwealth, instead of , itu;ig brought censure on all who I veie connected with the work and I t ided greater opposition to all good roads movement, the promoters of ip eouise say. MAN'S WIFE. ft is with the view of equipping men j with a better knowledge of road bulld-j A1 B,ine,l Place. Chad Owing SUMM'X--:'' of Mr. Cntrill t give th.s course. Georgetown. "ARM LANDS HIGH IN KENTUCKY. Notable Increase in Central Kentucky Property Indicated by Re cent Sales. Mr. Sterling, Ky. Farm lands in C'eutral Kentucky are higher than ?ver known, with more selling and de tmtid stronger than for years. Farms ii!ch two years ago sold for $:u anil Sl'iO per acre are now bringing from i'.i'i to ? 1 j I, and the demand is great t Than the supply. W. Ed Sledd has -old his farm, lying on the Grassy ;ike, to Robert Howell. The farm 'mains sixty-one acres, with im provements, and gold for $175 per a n John W. Boardinan has sold his farm, lying near Little Rock, contain ing luo acres and improvements, to Thomas J. Fleming at $100 per acre. well-known real estate man was of i'M'eil and refused $100 for an eighty--tire tract and $200 per acre for a trart containing ninety-seven acres. rh demand is mostly coming from Xastern Kentucky people, who have -old coal and mineral holdings. MAJOR DIXON RELIEVED. Frankfort, Ky. Maj. Wiley Dixon, f Henderson, Inspector in the adju nat general's office, was relieved from lie detail by order of Governor Mc creary. Maj. Dixon, who is a candi iutp lor clerk of the senate, asked to 'e relieved from the detail on January ! iu the evpnt of his election. Col. J. Tai'dy Ellis, acting adjutant general. f.-ording to Maj. Dixon, presented tbe'i .eiiujht to Governor McCreary, who a;d he was willing to grant it, but .v tti the condition left out. When K.llis presented the governor's an awer to Maj. Dixon, the larter said he .lid not wish to be relieved unless he ''Hcame clerk of the senate na me tin'e, he announced hi At the detenu- inution to seek the oflice and said asking to be relieved unconditionally vould be equivalent to resigning for which reason he refused to change rue wording of his renuest. Col. Kills hen told fclm If be luteinli-d to run .ie ought to rebiifn. Maj. Dixon do- clined to do this and was presented with an order signed by the governor u-llev ing h.m from the detail eftedlve rtt once. FREE EMPLOYMENT BUREAU. Frankfort. Ky. A law regulating I private cinp!o itient bureaus is recom-1 Mended by W. T. BucHnnham, state immigration and labor clerk, ia bis re port to Commissioner of Agriculture J. W. Newman. The latter said such law should require such concerns to take out a state liceuse, revokable if hey do not conform to tbs law. lis aUl soma of the evils which creep into employment bureau frequently wake them feeders for the "whit ttiave" truffle AGAIN EDITING GAZETTE D. L. Hughes Secures Conrtot of Leitchfield, Ky., Paper Learned Trade in Office In 1?92. Leitchfield, Ky. D. I.. Mushes has nxain assumed the position of rilltor of tln Leltihticld Gazette alter having reliiniil.hed control of Iho Gazette for a period of one your. Mi. I Inches Is native of Illinois, but learned his trade in the Gazette oUlcc, starting in 1S02, lator becoming foreman, us- i distant manager and editor. Hp dis i posed of his Interest in the Gazette in 1!'i'l and one year later established D. L. Hughes, of Leitchfield, Ky, the Leitchfield Job "riming company and launched the leitchfield Courier in 1908, which wur discontinued after two years of uncertain existence. In 1911 the Leltchfle.d Job Printing com pany and Gazette were consolidated, 1). L. Hughes h tiding the position of editor and manager until October, 1912. After a vacation of six months .Mr. Hughes br tight out the leading stockholders rf the Gazette and leased the inte ests of others, tal.lng the position as editor of the Gazette fo, tllp ,h,rd Ume lhe m.gt of Soveah Uer STRIKING TRIBUTE TO CONGRESS- Georgetown, Ky.-- Frieuds tixira all over Central Kentucky gathered at the Christian church to pay the last tribute of respect to Mrs. J. Campbell Cautrill, wife of the seventh district congressman. The large church was crowded, the balcony being reserved for colored persons. Every business place in (Ieorgetown was closed, the jiostolllce Included. The latter vas dosed but once before iu the hist ry of the town, when President McKin.ey was buried. Even the street cars stopped running during the funeral. The floral designs were probably the handsomest ever seen a. a funeral in Scott county, throe of the most I t&ft-iLtnir hoilie unlit frnm YililnirnT. one from Mr. CantrtU's colleagues in the senate and house of representa tives, another from tho Congressional I club, or wnico Mrs. cautrill was a member, and another from Mrs. Hen 1 ry D. Clayton, wife of the chairman of the judiciary committee, a lifelong friend of Mr. and Mrs. Cantri'L BOARD OF TRADE Is Organized at Louisville To Replace Leaf Tobacco Exchange. Louisville. Ky. Resulting from a movement launched last summer, the Iyouisvillo Leaf Tobacco Board of Trade was organised by tobacco meu of Louisville and the state, to succeed the Louisville Leaf Tobacvo Kxc bange. bating from November of this near. the new concern will nave a charter extending over a period of 99 years. The principal objects of the new cutn, any are to provide a Dew and modern method of marketing tobacco for growers out of the state and to regulate the mauner and method of in- specting the tobacco shipped into : Louisville ' be sold, lhe company I U( lT 10 Inaugurate reform which will preserve Louisville's for- , reputation as the largest tobacco market la the world. No public announcements have been ade by the new organization, how i evr. 11 u lrned thut W. (.1. lliidxes j tne I'it-kett warehouse, has been I , b08en president and Helm tilover, becretary and treasurer. CALL ON PRESIDENT WILSON. Owensbory, Ky. Kentucky chain, pion boy corn grower, W. Arthur Cook, of Oweusboro, and Kentucky's l'lize-wlnnlng glii In tomato-cnii'.; contests. Miss liettia C. Davis, of iioU bardsvllle, were guests of the depart ment of agriculture. They arrived a Washington with Mrs. Helen Brown V'olcott, of Bheibyv'lle, the axent of the dspartmsBL The visiting boys and girl on Monday railed at the White House and met President Wil son. f 1 DEFEAT REBELS IN TAMPICO BATTLE Government Claims of Victory Upheld by Private Reports Two Towns Burned. HUERTA GIVEN MORE POWER Congress Grants Dictator Control Over the Departments of the Interior. War and Finance Troop Near Mutiny at Guaymas. .Mexico City, Dec. 13. Zanatls' i miles of Mexico City. They destroyed the town of Ixtlahuaca, 30 miles west of here. Mexico City, Dec. 13. Government claims of a victory at Tomplco were upheld by various private reports re ceived here. These declared that the federal troops had driven the rebel back and that the latter had Buffered heavily from the combined fire of a gunboat and the garrison. Rodriguet and Coco, state of Han Luis, on the National railway, west of Tamplco. were" burned. One train with 175 federals cnt out was derailed between Tambaca and Rascon and then fired upon. Fifty federals were killed, but thp others rallied and drove the rebels to the hills. Congress Grants Huerta Power. The chambpr of deputies has approv ed the granting of the special power asked by President Huerta over the departments of the interior, war and finance. The public generally accepts as true Gen. Velasco's official report of the capture of Tntreon by the federals. The newspaper printed extra editions but the people displayed no great en thusiasm over the news, and the news boys even had difficulty In disposing of their papers. Communication with Torreon both by railway and telegraph is still Interrupted. Still Fighting at Tamp'co. Washington, Dec. 13. Terrific fish ing continues at Tampico, accord. to wireless dispatches from Rear Ad miral Fletcher received at the nav" department. Admiral Fletcher report ed no change in the relative isitio.i of the combatants. He made tion of the reported capture pIco by the rebel. The wireless stated that 151 refugee had sught refuge oi1 the steamer I7-ician: 350 on t men-jTATatii- 1 fifistl I Jboard 1 Gee man cruiser (.ecilie, nV 150.' ' cr-A-ljiirr..,"?r)boat y;ITlrrs . ovrlurVu'uj V' cruiser Chestef. Ffve "hundreV mot CIO,,Jt ont foreigners have sought refnge 1 t the I neutral zone, which is guarded I y the i guns of the foreign warships. 1 i The federal gunboat Dravo i elled the constitutionalist position ! day. Admiral Fletcher reported. I j ap parently did little damage to tf rebel stronghold. No Americans o ither foreigners have been Injured atV.t'aeir property has been respected by bo.i sides. ( Troops Near Mutiny at Guaymas. HermoKiilo, Sonora, Mexico, Iec. U A general mutiny among the C.Oi'O or more federal troops defending Guay mas Is threatening according to re ports reaching the insurgent lines. It was reported that three federal desert ers arrived at the insurgent base above Guaymas with news of the exe cution of federal ofllcer to prevent their desertion to the constitutionalist side. Rebels Invade British Consulate. Juarez, Dec. 13. Americans from Chihuahua report that tdnce their or-; cupation of that city the rebels bayf entered the ltritish vice-consulate aad forcibly seized Luis Terrar.as, ,Ir.,J a son of tho wealthiest land on tier in Mexico, and after carrying him throtgh tho Btreets, placed him In Jail The rubels also served notice on lOo Span ish residents of Chihuahua that they must leave the city within ten hour. HOLD H FOR VOODOO CRIME Sacrifice of Children Is Charged Against Cuban Prisoners in Matanzas. Havana. Cuba, Dec. 13. Foiir;en negroes and whites have been arrest ed recently in connection with the voodoo" practices in the provinru of Matanzas. They are charged with sav ing sacrificed a six-year-old whir nirl. but mystery surrouuds the crime. The Witchcraft association, which .lur ing the last few years has bet: oper ating extensively, Is being Investigated by the police. The courts also hnv. be gun a campaign against the pt. vices of the "voodoos," and the indu-ti ition of the people has lwen aroused f nst them. Ship Cash by Parol Pest. Chicago, Dec. 13. The lit,i ment of cash by parcel post kmr the pnstofllce authorities was today uhen a purse containing was mailed at the Chicago pn. up. to dn r4 ce. To Examine Live Stock Rates Washington, Dec. 13 A investigation of transit rates o-t stock over railroads in western t flcatloD territory was ordered l interstate com-nurce commission Propose U. S. Official Flowtr Washington, Dec. !S Voun ln Laurel is proposed as the ollti a tional flower of the I'nited State bill introduced by Representative fta- kead of New York. PRESIDENT OA F0NSECA Marshal Hermes da Fonseca, presi dent of Brazil, was married a few days ago to tha daughter of one of the prominent men of the country. H ia fifty-eight years old. GIRL KILLED BY BOMB Head Blown to Pieces When She Opens Express Package. Offlc Manager Fatally Hurt by Ex ptai'in Every Window In Build ing I Shattered. Nev York. Dec. 11. A bomb deliv ered in the offlco of the O. K. llottlins company, 524-530 West Thirty-eighth st.-ct't, exnl-xled and killed an eight-een-yeaV-oId gfrl. Ida Anusewitx. Thimas MrCabe, the office manager, -an f.ifaliy hurt. The bomb was delivered by an ex pressman and when the girl opened It her hfod was blown almost to pieces. N'-arly every window in the building was shattered. Deputy Commissioner Dougherty took personai command of the search for the aender of the Infernal machine and iie ia aided by a score of dctec tivt?:l. inspector Owen Kagan of the bu reau of combustible of the fire, de partment, after an examination of tho fragments of the bomb, declared that t had beer, exploded by an electrical contrivance "From my investigation I am sure the bomb was similar to those which killed Mrs. Helen Taylor and Mr. Hera Jn the Bronx some time ago." he. "The bomb was evidently '.prrirnl of terrific explo- w which the detective '"V"as the Tact that 'No. 2d htate streerf was stamped on tho package, U. 3. PLACES 8LAME ON HEN 0-p,5rt Tiont o' Justice Has Discovered TVit No Nation Wide Storage "Trust" Exists. tt'iisliir.Kton. Dec. 13. After several weeits f. investigation, officials of the department, of Justice have reached tl:e -ronclusion that there is little ground for belief that a nation-wide coli-sfore "trust" exists. Every I'nited ytatea attorney in the coun try was pressed Into service for a rpiick survey of the cold-storage field, and their report to Washington In dicate flint, while combines have been formed in a few of the large cities, there l iio reason to believe there is a cold -dforase trust, controlling the price of egg ami other products in HiJ part of the country. The local combinations will be scrutinized to learn if any Interstate relations exist. The inquiry ha tended to put the de partment of Justice on the side of the department of agriculture, placing notch of the blame for high egg and poultry pricos not on cold-storage men, but on the hen. LAKE STORMS VICTIMS 244 Los J Life and Marine Property From November 8 to 11 Given in Report. Washington. Dec. 13 Two hundred and forty-rour lives were lost in the storm that swept the Great Lakes No vember 8 to 11. according to report by Secretary of Commerce Redtield. No ships equipped with wireless out fits were lojt, but nineteen vessels nol so protected went down, the re port says. Application from fifty own er of lake vessels have beou received since the storm for permission to out fit thuir ships with wireless. STEAVER GOES ON THE ROCKS Tt-e Gervona a Totl Wreck on the Coast 20 Miles North of Cap Race, N. F. St. Johns. N. V.. Dec. 13. Tho stc.tmship Gervona, of the Cairn line, t.t.i ashore at Hear's cove, 20 mile north of ap Huce, and will be a total wreck. The steamship grounded, in a dense fog. Her forehoid Is full of unLer The captain and crew are otan-t'r.4 by the ship. The Gervona was bound for Portland with Z,i Vino of coal. Murderer Is Electrocuted. f olumojs, O., Dec. 13. Frank Kin ney, who killed Ralph K. fly rue. a re tired laki captain ia Cleveland last February, was electrocuted In the pun tutiary here. He died without re vculluf bit yt Ufa. TAMPIGQ IS TAKEN HUERTA'8 TROOPS DEFEATED IN BIG BATTLE AS U. S. MARINES GUARD REFUGEES. BRITISH CONSULATE INVADED Villa' Men Seize Son of Wealthy Luis Terrazaa While He Is Under King George's Flag Federals Slay 400 Troops. Mexico City, Dec. 13. Rebels cap tured Tamplco from the federals on Thursday. About the same timo the chamber of deputies granted the spe cial power asked for by President Huerta over the departments of In terior and finance. Juarez, Dec. 13. American who ar rived on Thursday from Chihuahua re ported that since their occupation of that city the rebels had entered the ISritish vice-consulate and forcibly seized Luis Terrazas-, Jr., a son of tht wealthiest land owner in Mexico, and after carrying him through the streets, placed him In Jail. The rebel also served notice on 100 Spanish residents of Chihuahua that they roust leave the city within ten hour. The Invasion of the Dritish consul ate and the seizure or Terrazas, whe had gone there for protection after hearing that hi life wa in danger, were roported to have occurred dur ing the absence of the British vice consul, Mr. Scobell. r It waa aid that Scobell, enraged at the action of Gen. Francisco Villa's army, was denied facilities to protest to the British minister at Mexico City or to the British ambassador at Wash ington and that he then appealed to tho United States consul, Marion Letcher. All the foreign ministers are said to have Joined in a protest in what was regarded as a violation of the rights of asylum under a foreign flag. The story told by the Americans was that Terrazas, who had been in charge of much of his father' vast es tate, including great cattle ranges, had been left in Chihuahua after the evac uation by the federals to look after women and children members of his family. . It was said that a demand for S50, 000 which young Tcrranzas failed to pay was the chief motive for hi ar rest Luis Terrazas, aged father of the prisoner, recently arrived at Ojlnaga with the federal troope. Ill great wealth ha been a special mark for discussion in the jropaganda of the revolution, while thousands of hie cattle have served to feed both rebels and federal. Washington, Decv13. While Mexl-J can federals and rebel were continu ing their battle at Tampirto on Thurs day Rear Admiral Fletcher, command er of the American warships In and. near the harbor there, cabled the navy department as follow: "I have warned the leathers of both sides thut fighting will not be allowed' near the neutral territory assigned to noncombatants or near valuable for eign property." Admiral Fletcher roported earlier In the day that the fighting continued all night without chuiiRO, rut that the constitutionalists were making prog ress in their attaok on. Tampico. He added thut American ani all other foreigners had been taken to a neu tral zone for protection uader Amer ican guns. Admiral Fletcher telegraphed earli er: "The Tacoma and.. Chester are in the river with 150 murines from the American battleships aboard. A place of safety for Americans and other for eigners ha 'been assigned under the guns of the warship, "The steamer Logician, which has been chartered by the British admirsl and manned by a orew from the Brit ish cruiser Suffolk, has- all the British residents of the town, on board. "All the Germans are aboard tbo steamer Kronpninzeaaia Cetilie." City of Mexico, Dee. 13. Knowl edge that Tamplco was in danger of falling into rebel hands did not ap pear to disturb President Huerta. Ha was the guest of honor at a banquet at Tacubaya, a suburb, to celebrate the Inauguration of the interurba'i railroad. General Velusc reMrted be retook Torreon December after eight en gagements. He gave the le.bl losses as 400 men kiHe Presidio, Tex.. Dec. 13. Luis Ter razas, who- own millions of acre of Mexican land and is one of the rich est men in the republic, crossed, tbo river with bis family and went to Marfa, Tex. He was met by a dele gation from Oklahoma City, Okhi., where he was invited to make oH future home. Dies Martyr to tha X Ray. Geneva, Dec. 12 Dr. Henri Simon. Chief of the radiographic service at tho Caiiota! hospital, is dead here, a martyr to the X-ray, of which he was one of the leadiug specialists and w hich he wa one of the first to adopt. Cigarmakera' Pay Grow. Washington Dec. 11 General up ward tendency of wages in the cigar Industry is indicated in a report' Is sued by the bureau of tubor statistics. Cigar workers receive an average of 8 5 per cent, a hour increase. Lobby Report to Judiciary. Washington. Dec. 13. All ques tions relating to the Investigation of the Mulhill lobby charge were re ferred by the house to It Judiciary committee. TbU actlou followed a long parliamentary debate. SIXTOWNSFLOOQED BY WATERS OF BRAZOS AND COL ORADO RIVERS FOUR PERISH MANY WITHOUT HOMES. Sufferer Are Marooned on Top of Box Cars Kercuers Unable- To Reach Inundated District. strrn Newspaper Union News Srivlp. Gnlveston, Texas. Six additional towns were Inunduted by the flood waters of the Brazos and Colorado rivers. Four person were drowned. The cold, rainy weather continues and differing among the marooned and refugees is intense. One thousand families are homeless and destitute. Relief train ate being hindered because of the bad condi tion of the railroads. Angleton, Bra zoria, Freeport, Quintans, Columbia and Anchor were the town flooded. All are within 25 miles of the coast. The flood waters are expected to pas into the gulf. At Anchor the water I 10 feet deep n the streets, and hundreds of per son are marooned on top of box cars. At Angleton the water I from. 6 to S feet deep, and house are float ing away. At Columbia, Brazoria and' Qulntana the same condition exist. No rescuing parties have been able to reach the new flooded district. WRECKERS BLAMED FOR CRASH. Cleveland, O. In a statement fol lowing the wrecking of Lake Shore Passenger Train 16 at Wyckliffe Pres ident Alfred H. Smith, newly elected head of the New York Central Lines, wbo was a passenger on board the train, says that some one purposely wrecked the train. Bearing out Presi dent Smith's statement is the state ment of Knglneer Lnmb, wbo said Hint the englno apparently struck rome rnViructlon on the track and leaped into the air. "From my Inves tigation I am of the opinion that tha train was purposely wrecked," said Mr. Smith. HELD UP BY BANDIT. New Orleans, La. Boarding the Sunset Express train of the Southern Pacific railroad at Harahan, in the jiitsklrU of New Orleans, an un masked bandit entered the express ear, fatally injured Wells Fargo Ex press Messenger James Arnold by a blow on the head, held his assailant up at the point of a revolver, secured money pnekuges of $1,000 and $30,000, swung off the train and disappeared. TWO KILLED BY A FALL. Crawfordsville, Ind. Samuel Van Cleave, 22 years old and unmarried. was killed, and John Sidencr, aged 28, married, was probably fatally Injured when a llfty-Bve-foot pole, supporting' a high tension wire on the Ben Hur traction line, broke, throwing the men to the ground. CINCINNATI MARKETS Corn. Old corn: No. 2 white 77 77io,. No. 2. yellow 76Vj)77c, No. 2 mixed 74 ft 75c. New corn: No. 3 white 7l(n72c. No. 4 white 6769c, No. 3 yellow 68i71c, No. 4 yellow C7j65VjC, No. 3 aiixeu C8ro)70c, No. 4 mixed VUKSc, yellow ear 66ifttKc, mixed ear t4&GCc, white ear 6."i y 67c. Hay No. 1 timothy $19 19.50. standard timothy $1S 18.50, No. 2 timothy $14.fi)l5. No. 1 clover mixed $16.5017, No. 2 clover mixed $10(c 18.50, No. 1 clover $14.75 15, No. 2 clover $12."5&i3. Oats No. 2 white 43 '.iff) 4 tc, stand ard 43&43',ic, No. 3 white 42V-i'&4;!c. No. 4 white 4ilC(i 41 fee. No. 2 mixed 42 42i,c. No. 3 mixed 41Mt8'42c. No. 4 mixed 39fi4iv. Wheat No. 2 red &SV&$r$l, No. 3 red. 9fif97c, No. 4 red 87i&3c. Poultry Old hens, weighing over 4 1 j lbs, M'-jc; hens, under 4 lbs, Hu;. roosters, 9V4c; springers, 1315c, spring ducks, white, 4 lbs and over. 13u; ducks, under 4 lbs, 12c; turkeys,, turn. oUi. 1 lbs and over, lti'-jc; young tin keys, 10 lbs and over lti'.c. F.ggs Prime ilrsts 33c, firsts 3 1 fee. ordinary firsts 2K&29C, seconds 24 2:.c Cattle Shipper $6.757.73, extra S7.KUtK; butcher steers, extra $7.35tyj 7.t5, good to choice $(i.50(fr)7.2.), com mon to fair $."(& ti.3."; heifers, extra $7.35fi7.B0, good to choice $ti.50((t7.23, common to fair $56.25; cows, extra V1.2"i'-5n. good to choice $5.506, common to lair $3.50&'5.25; catniers $3t4.25. Bulls Bologna $5.75iT6.40, etr $ii.5tl, fat bulls $6.25(6.50. Calves L'xtra $11.50. fair to good $lcll.2.", common and large $.1.75 'n 11. Hogs Selected heavy $7.80?f 7.85. Rood to choice packers and butcher $7.S0W7.85. mixed packers $7.7o'd 7.80. stag l j'vti.75, common to choice heavy fat sows $4.25(7.25. extra $3.73tt 7.40. light shippers $7. 6017.75; pigs (110 lbs and less! $67.50. Sheep Kxtra $4.604.6B. good to. choice $4f4.4u, common U fsir $2.fu ffS.73. Lambs Kxtra $7.65 7. 73. good tv choice $7ft".tiU, common to fair $5. CO. tf8.75. BATTLE8HIP SHAFT BROKEN. Washington With kjer starboard main shaft broken and several of her compartments flooded, the battleship. Vermont is limping toward Hampton Roads on her return from tbo Medit erranean cruUe. A radlograu to the. navy department from Rear Admiral Charles K. Badger, commander in chief of (be Atlantic fleet, describing he accident, aaid there wa no causa For alarm. The Vermont and her con voy should arrive at Hampton road, about Deteuibtr 17 or 14.