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MONTPELIER, VERMONT, THURSDAY, JULY 21 1916.
VOL-. 106. NUMBER 47 RAILROAD STR1KE ON i Grand Trunk and Central k Vermont Affccted By Walkout oPEmploy es f REICtlT TRAEFIC BLOCKED Long Expccted Hroiik Ilctnccn Em ploycs nnil Hiiilrond On'lcluls Cam Moniliiy Nlght Whrn Oriler Cnmo For Triihiiiicn Conductors to Ccase Work at 0:30 Tralns On Itoue Made Runs. Montrcal, Que., July IS. Conduc tors and trainmen of tlie Grand Trunk and Central Vormout Raihvays obcy cd an automatlc strlko order at'9.30 o'clock tonlght. On Sunday when the mcmbers of the strlke commltteo left hcre cacli nian carried a sealed en velope to be opcued at that hour call lng a strlko unless a telegram. had provlously been recelved whlch, upon coraparlson with a copy enclosed In tho envolope statcd otherwlse. No such telegram was sent and so the strlke became effective.at 9.30. Under the terms ot the strlke or der traln- whlch began thelr runs be fore 9.30 e to be taken through to the termi. . I by the men In charge. After that the corapany is oxpected ; to look after Its own Interests. The developments of tho day prevlous to the calllng of the strlke were ex plalned as follows In a statoment is sued by the company at G o'clock: The nianagement of the Grand Trunk tonlght Isaued the followlng stntement: "Messrs. Berry and Mur dock wlth a commlttee representlng the Grand Trunk trainmen and yard mcn met the officers of the company thls mornlng and advised that they had recelved the authorlty of a large majorlty or our trainmon to order a strlke ln the event a settlenient was not reached wlth the company. A general dlscussiou of the situatlon took place durlng whlch we advised them that we were not ln a posltlon to do more than had been offered In our fornier proposltlon, glvlng the men an increase of approximately 18 per- cent. wlfh the further promlse that they should 'be glven the same standard rato of pay as the Canadlan Paclflc as soon as the Grand Trunk through lts relatlou wlth the "Grand Trunk Paclflc 1s ln a posltlon to par tlcipate ln the hig'her rates obtalnlng on trafflc ln the northwest. By reason of the conipletlon of that road and the obtalnlng of through rall conuectlons between the Grand Trunk and tho Grand Trunk Paclflc whlch should be accomplished wlthln two years, It was explained that if there was any ques tlon of iudefinlteness as to the date when the standardizatlon was to take effect we would agree that it should be not later than .Tanuary 1, 1913, or earlier if the board of railway com mlssloners on hearlng of the facts ln the caso should so determine. "Thls was not consldered satisfac lory, and the conference was ad journed until the afternoon when we wcrc handed the schedule of rates of pay and rules whlch aro practlcally the eastern standard. "Thls reply was made that we could do 110 ibetter than what had already Hen offered, and we had no further proposlllons to make. "Should a strlke bo ordered we feel confldent that It wlll bo found that many of the oniployes of the company n tho traln sorvico will dlsregard sueh strlke and will continuo sorvico with tho company. "Wo havo a large number of applicatlons" from othor parties deslrous of obtalnlng employ nent and shall also recrult largoly from our own forces In other dopart nents. "In tho meantlmo, we shall make - ffeetlvo the rulos and rates of pay offered tho omployes. Pendlng settle 'ment of mattors all sliops on tho sys tem will bo closed." To thls Prosldent Hays added: "Wo have done the best wo can, havlng regard to tho Interests of the sharo holders and of tho men themselvcs. Wo liavo offered substantial increases ; In wages. For instanco wo give con ductors 'between Montrcal and Port land an Increase from $110 to $135; 1 between Montreal and Brockvlllo from $90 to $140, Montreal and Toronto $110 to $110 -and baggagemen from $70 to $8.r. and brakpinen from $55 and $60 to $80. "On nilleage rates conductors of through trlps are to be ralacd from 2.90 to 3.3C conts a mllo and brake men from 1.90 to 2.25 conts. "On tho runs bftween Montreal and Ottawa conductors aro ralsed from $110 to $140 a month; baggagemen rrom $75 to $85 and so on. "When I put thls to tho men I said further that thls was a large lncroaso but that if tlioy dld not think It sat Isfactory there was stlll anothor al ternatlvo. I said I was wllllng ln auch caso to go to the arbitratlon of a fooaril of railway men as to wheth er or not tho proposltlon was fair and would 'bo wllllng to nbldo by thelr doclslon. "'Further I said to tlio roprosouta- tlves of tho men; Suppose a strlke Is brought on wlth all lts dlsturb anco of condltlons and buslness what shall wo do evontually but settle lt as I havo proposed? You wlll have dlsplaced a great many men, created great losaes all over, and got no further ahead. But they rcttised to llsten to thls." Vlce Presldent Jatne3 Murdock of tho Brotherhood of Trainmon said ln explalning thelr slde ot the caso: "Wo met Mr. Hays today, when he olabor ated somowhat upon hl3 orlginal of fer to the extent Of saylng ho meant by it the award of the board ot con clllatlon and that the standard wage for the terrltory should be adopted by January, 1913. "Mr. Hays was told that the sub commlttce and other officers could not belleve that they had the rlght to set aslde the strongly expressed 'Posltlon of the men even If they were lncllned to do so. "With thls the conference adjourn e"d untll the afternoon wheu the sub commlttee and officers presented to Mr. Hays the lowest posslble basls of settlenient that could be conslder ed. That proposed to put luto effect a temporary modlflcatlon of the stan dard until January, 1911, on the ter rltory east of Detroit and Saint Clair river3. "Mr. Hays took that under advUe ment and called the subcommlttee at 5.30, when he presented the company's proposltlon whlch he said was their estlmate of the award of the board of conclllation. "The committeo at a glance found that lt was very far from belng any thlng like the board's award and that In the great majorlty of cases where rates had been speclfled thesq rates were very much below those suggest ed by the board. "For Instanco on the Portland-Mon-treal runs we flnd Mr. Hays offcrlng $2.25 per 100 mlles to a passenger conductor instead of $2.45 S-10 as filed in the board's award; we flnd on the Montreal-Toronto passenger runs he offers conductors $2.31 per 100 mlles instead of the board's award of $2.45 S-10. The mlnlmum stand ard monthly salary for a passenger conductor In the territory i3 $125 a month, the board recommended $101 a month. Mr. Hays suggests very many runs at $100 a month and some as low as $80 a month. The minl mum monthly pay for a passenger brakeraan recommended by the board was $50, Mr. Hays offers ln many cases $55, a monthly increase of $5 on a $50 salary. "Further ln hls proposltion Mr. Hays ignored entlrely the board's rec ommendation to standardlze condl tlons on the Grand Trunk and lts recommendatlon to put Into effect the nilleage basls of pay ln either pas senger or local frelght servlce. In stead he proposes to perpetuate ex Isting condltlons and in some ways to make them much more objection able, since there would be greater Inequalttles than in the past. "Therefore we positlveiy refused to accept hls proposltlons on behalf of the men, who had left us our instruc- tlons with power to act. As a result the men left the service at 9.30 thls evenlng." Asked as to what backlng the In- tornational Unions would have for an extonslvo strlko Mr. Murdock said: "There Is a protectlve fund of $1, 000,000 back of us now, and there will be no difficulty in gettlng $350,000,- a month to keep tho strlko going. Tho full protectlve featurcs of tho conductors' and tralnmens' uuions wlll bo given with payment of strlke pay of $50 a month to mombors of the order of railway conductors and ?35 a month to members of the Brother hood of Itallroad Traiunien. Tho Central Vermont whlch Is con trolled by tho Grand Trunk made an attompt to prevent its men from go ing out by nppealing to Washington under the terms of the Erdman act. Vlce Preseldent Murdock of tho train men thls afternoon recelved a tele gram slgned by Martln A. Knapp, Chalrman of the Interstate Commerco Commlsslon, and Charlcs P. Nelll, Commlsslonor of Labor, statlng that tho railway had made thls appllca tlon and expresslng their wllIIngne3S to use thelr offices in the dlrectlon desired. To thls Mr. Murdock re p'lled: "Our organtzation Is always wllllng to accept your friondly offices, but situatlon Is such conslderlng attltudo of company as to leave small hopo for sottlement as a result of medla tlon. Men leave thls servico thls ev enlng." Tho order closlng tho shop3 all along tho llnes ot tho Grand Trunk wlll affect over 5000 men of whom about 2700 are ln Montreal. It Is un derstood that a conslderablo numbor wlll be offered tho chanco to take tho places ot strlklng conductors and trainmen, somo of them belng quall fled Tjy experlcnco on tho road. In addltlon to tho Montreal shops tho Grand Trunk haa ahops at Toronto, Stratford, Battlo Creok, Mlch.; Port Iluron, Mlch.; Gorham and Portland, Mo. Tho mdn In tho local shops thls aftornoon wero ongaged ln slgning a potltlon to tho Clty Couucil asklng that body to petltlon tho govomment (Coutlnucd on pago 4.) ITELLlR CONFESSES Man Who Embezzled $115, 000 Wants Sentencc to Be gin at Once STORY OF HIS TRAVELS F. lloward Lonery, Cupured iu L'lilla- dclphta and Itrougtit to tlic Sccue of His Crlmc, Tells of Hls Wander Ings After Hls I'eculatloii.s Had Been IMscoverod Itall Unfiirnlshed. Utlca N. Y., July 19. J. Howard L.owery, tho young bqnk teller who embezzled $115,000 from the Utlca Clty Natloual Bank and was brought here today from Phlladelphla where he wa3 arrested Monday after a pur sutt began last April, told officials ot the bank nis story as they vlslted hlm ln hls ccll at the Oneida county jail thls afternoon. Lowery says now that tho end whlch he apprehended has corae he ls'anxlous to have the term of imprisonment begln as qulckly as posslble, determlned that when lt ls over, and havlng learned a terrlble lesson In a terrlble way, he can start over and do better next tlme. He says hc deslres no bail and deslres to make no defense and that he Is perfectly wllllng to make a clean breast of lt ed the stock market alone and un to the officials. Lowery said he play gulded and sometlmes won. At one tlme he owed the bank but $2,000 havlng returned all but that amount. but soon after he lost $12,000 ln one slump and twlce lost heavlly by the fallure of New York concerns. When liis theft was dscovered on April 27, he left tho bank and started for Oneida Lake, he says, determlned to end hls life, but missed hls traln and went to Syracuse. From Syra cuse he went to Phlladelphla and took the first outward bound boat. Thls happened to be gotng to Port Antonio, Jamaica, and he went there travellng second class. He crossed the island by traln to Kingston en- deavoring to get work. He started for Panama but was deterred by a Cuban, whoso discouraglng accounts of opportunltles for work Ied Lowery to return to the States. After about a week In Jamaica lo took passage 011. a fruit steamer anu went to Pnlla delphla, landlng there wlth $10 in hls for work. For the first week the near- est he got to securlng a place was wuen a man wno aioou jusi in rronton a cimrKO of larcenv was found of hlm secured the place at $5 a week. He ftnally got a chance to so Hclt accident Insurance and after much effort dlsposed of one pollcy The best and longest job was with a small publlshlng house. He solicited orders for blll heads and job work generally. He dld work for the prlnt Ing department sucln as runnlng a press cuttlng, foltllng, etc. He had to live economlcally and there were tlmes when ten cents a day was hls total expendlture for food. Ho sec ured a good clerlcal position ln a mauufacturing establlshment and gave it up tho flrst day because a inan he had known ln Utlca was wlth tho con cern. From then until tho tlme of his ar rest ho' had no work of any account. When arrested ho insisted 011 going home by wy of BIuFaniton and the detectlves agreed. They arrlved thls mornlng. IIo was arralgned beforo Unlted States Commlssloncr Senior and held to awatt tho actlon of the Fedoral grand jury. Ball was flxcd at $10,000 and is not furnlshed. TO "rEVIVE LEAGUE. Heeting Held In Rutland I.nst Mght and Scliedulei Wlll Re Arrangcd ou Siitiirdny. Rutland, July 18. Tho Northern Leaguo ls to bo revlved, thls bolng declded at a meeting hold in this clty tonlght nt whlch Burlington, Montpe lier, Barre and Rutland In thts State and Whltehall, N. Y were re presented. Although officers wero not elected at tonight's meeting, they will bo at a meeting to be held here Sat urday nlght and P. F, McManus ot Rutland ls slated for tho presldeucy. The meeting was adjourned at tho re quest of Glens Falls, N. Y., and Proc tor, a3 these places are plannlng to put teams Into tho league. Tho sche dule wlll bo arranged Saturday night and tho leaguo seasou wlll opcu tho flrst part of next week. Montpelier and Barre wlll support a team jolut- ly. TKAIN II IT OnSTRUCTHhV. Delawnre nnd Hudsou Officials Clalm That .Hontrenl Express Struck Rock. Albany, N. Y., July 18. Reports of an attompt to wreck tho Montreal ex press on the Delawaro and Hudson Rallroad last nlght noar Port Henry wore clrculated horo today. The traln struck an obstructlon on the track whlch damaged tho engtno. Officials horo today stated that lt was belloved a ledgo of rock had fallon on tho track. On account ot tho strlko ot trackmon unsual cau tlon ls bolng obsorved ln runnlug tho tralna ontho cooipauy's llnos. NOT A FRKIGIIT MOVED. Grunk Trunk And Central Vermont Rouds Concentrntlng Tliclr Attcn- tlon ITpon Passenger Trufflc. Boaton, Mass., July 19 Not a frelght traln moved ovor any of tho Grand Trunk or Central Vermont llnes ln New England today, the rall road devoting all lt's efforts to maln talnlng passenger schodule3. These wore falrly successful, though In somo Instances tralns ran con3lder ably behlnd tlme and a few early mornlng tralns were abandoned. All the schcdulod passenger traln3 on the Grand Trunk mioved In and out of Portland Maine today, al though from one to two hours late. Tho only portlon ot the system ln New England where passenger tralns wore not ln operatlon was on the Central Vermont Hne north from Pal Iner. Ono traln pulled from Now lyndon Connecticut, manncd by two detectlves. The cars wore left at Palmcr and 'the englne returned t to New London light. No vlolence ha3 been reported. AU officials ot tllo Central V-.r-mont at St. Albans said tonlght that the strlkers wlll be glven every ep- liortunlty to return to work at an In- trease in pay, provided they act at once and beforo a date whlch short ly ls to be a'unounced by the rall- (JOVKHNOIPAl'POmS DELKGATES JIi'ii to lU'present The Statc of JTew York At Good Hoads Congress Clioseii. Albanyt N. Y., July 19. Governor Hughe3 today announced the appolnt- nent of the followlng delogates to tepresont the state at tho National Good Hoads Congress to be held at Niagara Falls July 2S-:iO; Chatrman S. Percy Hooker, Thomas W. Allen and Bobert Earl of the State Hlgh way Commlsslon, Geo. C. Dlehl, Jno. M. Satterfield, Buffalo; Geo. F. Nye, Augusta Porter, Niagara Falls; Gor ton E. Allen, Auburti; Geo. Plerre pont White, Utlca; Harry L. Brews ter. Rochester; Albert R. Shattuck, 'New York, A. R. Pardlngton, Mlneola MKItt'H.VNT PAYS FIXE. Rrandon 2lan Arrested 011, Charge of Pclit Larceny Took Chalr and Hug. Brandon, July 19. E. N. Lewis proprletor of a varleStore ln thls town, who was arrested last evenlng gullty ot tho charge before Justlce E. O. Coll and flned $25 and costs, am ounting In all to $31.41, whlch he paid. Last Saturday night a rocking chalr and a rug were taken from the piazza of Mrs. Frances Murray and yester day whlle Mrs. Murray and lier fatli er were passing Mr. Lewis' house they saw her property on hls piazza and hls arrest followed. Mr. Lewis clalm ed that he found the artlcles but hls story was not belleved. TAIiEXT II IT IIARI). Uettcrs nt the Erle Crcult Jleetlng Lost Ileatily When Favorito Was Ileatcn. Erlo, Pa., July 19. The talent was dealt a hard blow In the flrst race of tho Erlo clrcult meettng here today when Brothor Drect owned by Jesse Flsher of East Liverpool, Ohlo, whlch had been plcked at 20 to 12 agalnst the fleld, lost to Alta Coast, after soven lieats. In the 2:27 trot, how ever, tho favorito, Theodoro Todd, af ter falllng to seventh place in tho flrst heat and slxth In tho fourth, won Tho third race, a 2:31 pace, was post- poned until tomorrow. STOLEX IX TR.VXSIT. Slx lltinilred Dollars' Worth of Cloth ln Taken From Hox Conslsrned to Rutland Firiu. Rutland, July 19. Clothlng to the valuo of $G00 was stolen from a con slgnment of goods slnppcd by Hart, Scliaffiier and Marx of Chlcago to E. R. Hopklns and Company of thls clty, The goods came by frelght and when tho box, whlch was supposcd to con- tnln $850 worth ot clothlng was opon cd, but $250 worth woro found. The stolen goods conslsted of overcoats and sults nnd wero taken from the bottom of tho crate. The Rutland Rallroad clalms that the crate was in had condltlon when it was recelved at Norwood. N. Y. INCREASE IN RESOURCES. New York State Trust Compaules Show Illg Improvement In Tlireo Months. Albany N. Y. July 19. An lncreaso ot $63,451,938 ln resources and $57,- 684,734 In the total doposlts of tho 85 trust companlea of the State from March 25 to Juno 30 Is reported toduy by Stato Superlntondont of Banks Choney. ' Tho resources ot March 2." woro $1,558,601,957, whlle tho- total doposta wero $1,266,2215,155. Loans on collateral showed a fall lng oft ln tho aggregato of $21,356,r.S2. The total on June 30 was $610,318,- C78- . .lais P.R.R. TROUBLE OVER Wage Dispute of Long Stand ing Settled and Both Sides Satisfied 10 HOUR SCHEDULE FIXED Compltcatlons Between Rallroad Of ficials and U11I0119 Clcarcd Awny After Confercnco lletween Comnilt tees From Iiotu Sldcs Hlgher Wages Granted and Sliorter Hours Conccdcd. PhilaUedelphia, Pa., July 18. Gen eral Managcr W. H. Myers of the Ponnsylvanla Rallroad and, tho com mltteo representlng tho 15,000 train men and conductors employed on the linea of tho road east of Plttsburg to day agreed on a basls for the settle nient of the wage controversy. Each side clalras to have galned all tliat lt had boen contendlng for ln the ncgo tiations whlch have been ln progtess for the past slx months and whlch culnilnated last week ln the strlke vote by the employes. The proposal made today by tho rallroad officials and accepted by the men Incltides a mlnlmum day of 10 hours as detailed ln the New Yok Central award. On certaln runs where tho company's pre3e:if rate ls hlgher the rate will not be distuibed. Tho classlflcatlon of thc3o excep tional runs and the uuestion of over tlme was left to be declded t-.t confcr- ence3 between the various uienibers of the commlttees and tho dlvision superintendents ot the liues whlch they represent. It was further agreed that tho men would be guarautoed 20 daya" work a month. Whlle the men regard this as a concesslon the rallroad officials say that durlng the recent hard times tho men were bencllted by belng worked on short tlme rather than be lng lald oft all together. Untll toua's comerence, the rail road officials, lt was declared, were under the impresslou that the men wero really demanding a ten hour day with 11 hours' pay. But the com pany today stated that It had all along offered to grant the standard rate and was satisfied not to reduco tho pay of any of lts men If nono was lucreas cd by tho New York Central award above that ot the standard rate. An offlclal of the company said that by rcadjustiug the runs they can pay tho new rate without greatly luoreas ing the expenses of the company. $2,000,000 FOR STRIKE. L'resident of Brotherhood of Rall road Trainmen Says The Fund Is That Amount. Phlladelphla, Pa.. July 19. Before leavlng for Clovelaud tonlght, W. G. Lee, Presldent of the Brotherhood ot 'Rallroad Trainmen said that whlle he may po3sibly go to Montreal to asslst the trainmen In their strlke on the Grand Trunk and Central Ver mont llnes, lt would only be in an ad- vlsory capacity. "I have already wired our depos- itory to send $5,000 to Montreal for tho expenses of tho men in chargo of tho strlke there" said Mr. Lee. "We may bo obliged to send $100, 000 or more there In tho near future. As wo havo a fund ot $2,000,000 for that purpose, it will be easy for us to provlde all the money nceded." JACK JOHNSON ARRESTED. Illaek Clianuilon Charged Wlth Driv Inir His Ifaelntr Auto Recklcssly. Now York, July 19. Jack Johnson, heavyweight champlon was arrested thls aftornoon charge.t v,,ilh drlving hls big raclng nutomoblle recklessly. Johnson characterized hls arrest a3 an outrago and said tnat he had been Informed on good authorlty that the blcycle pollce all ovor tho clty had made a declaratiou thoy wero out to "get" hlm. Ho gave $100 casli bonds for hls appearanco tomorrow. AGREE.HENT WITH GOJIPERS. Hellored Tliat Prosecutlon of Aineri ean Federntton of Labor Wlll Hc Endcd. Cinclnnatl, O., July 19. A final agreemont was reached tonlght be tweqn tho Stovo Foundors National Gompers of tho Amorlcau Federatlon of Labor. Thls it Is belleved will end tho prpsecutlons- by tho Bucks Stove Company agalnst officers ot tho Am orlcau Fedoratlon ot Labor. Canmllaus Ahead. Phlladelphla Pa., July 19. In tho openlng day's play hero betweon tho Ottawa and Phlladelphla Crlcket Clubs, tho Canadlans scored 181 runs ln thelr flrst' Innlng nnd tho home eleven had 128 wlth soven wlckots down when stumps woro drnwn for tho day. Mornlng Journal on your break fast table for 35e a month. T. S. MORRILI, VERY IIJ-. Son of tlic liute Unlted States Sena. tor ln I'rccnrloiis Condltton at Strafford. Word was recelved ln thls oity yey terday tclllug of tho irltlcal lllne3 of Jaincs S. Morrlll, son of the late Senator Justln S. Mo.'riil at hls homo ln Strafford. Mr. Morrlll has not been well for somotlmc. Ho nttended the commencotnent exerclses of the Unl verslty of Vermont aud the Republl can Stato conventlon l:i UI3 clty. Tho nlght followlng the Stali conventlon here, S. S. Ballard totk hlm ln hls automobllo to Hartford, where spent the nlght, going Irom thcra 10 ' odstock, where he p'pnncd to speid a few days wlth hls aunt Mlss Swan, n'.c at Woodstock hc was taken serlously 111 wlth hcart trouble and was hurrled to hls home ln Strafford. For about two weeks Mr. Morrlll has been ln a serious condltlon. Oxygen has been adminlstered to hlm aud on Sunday a conference ot physlclans was held, thse there belng Drs. Gile of Hanover, N. H F. T. Kidder of Woodstock and Swan of Stoughton, Mass., who ls a cousin of Mr. Morrlll. As a result of this conference the doc- tors did not hold out much hbpe of Mr. MorrlU's recovery. He was sllghtly more comfortablo yestcvday and although hls condltlon ls consld ered extremely critlcal hopo ot his recovery has not boen entlrely abtwi- doned. YETERAXS AT RUTLAND. Unllcd Spanlsh War Yeterans In An uual State Eutanipment I'our Cumps Represented. Rutland, July 19. The annual State ncanipmcut ot the Unlted Spanlsh War Veterans was held here today, about 25 veterans 'belng present. Tho camps ot Rutland, Brattleboro, St. Johnsbury and 'Burlington were rep resented. It was declded to hold the next meeting at St. Johnsbury. The follow ing officers were elected: Department' commander, Ned D. Rlpley, ot St. Johnsbury; senior vlco commander, H. W. Cottrell of Bur lington; junlor vlce commander, B. H. Stickney of Rutland; department Inspector, H. Edward Dyer of Rut land; surgeon, Dr. James M. Hamll tou of Rutland; Judge advocate, E. J. Waterman of Brattleboro; chaplaln, J. W. Laughlln of Orleans; marshal, Charles Bashaw of Burlington; dele- ! gate3 to national encampment at Den- verjiet Soptember, John Coon ot Burlington', Charfes 'Bashaw of Bur lington, Frank L. Greeno of St. Al bans, Roscoe W. Bucklngham of Rut land'. TO IIUILI) NEW TANNERY. Conlract Let for Constructlon of Plant On Site of Old One Rurned nt Bethel. Bethel, July 19. E. A. Flsher let the contract yesterday fr the con structlon ot the new. tannery to take placo of the .one burned April 21, 1909, to L. J. Roblnson, a Rochester contractor. The yard and beam house Is to be 51 by 234 feet and the flnlshlng rooms wlll bo a three-story structure 60 by 120 feet. This gives practlcally tho same size building as thoso burned. Tho contract prlce is $8,000 and tho work is to be comploted by Oct. 20. The cltlzens of Bethel hae raised by privato subscrlptlon' $4,000 as a bonus for the rebulldlng. It ls estl mated that it will take about $50,000 to replaco tho Inilldings and install tho machinery. 'USJS Mr. Fisher has already soveral car loads of machinery here nnd on the way. At- tho tlme It burned the tan nery was one of tho largest ln Now England and manufactured a hlgh grado product whlch was eagcrly sought after. About 125 hands wero employcde n tho old tannery. CAN'NON A "STAND STILLER." Contrressmun Vlctor Murdock Ar raluned Speaker Caniion In a Ilot Speeeh. Emporia, Kan., July 19. "Speaker Cannon is not only a stand patter but a stand stlller" said Congressman Victor Murdock, Kansas lnsurgent to day In a speech in reply to Speaker Cannon's speech hero yesterday. Ho said Mr. Cannon "for 30 years has been opposed to locomotlon in any dlrectlon", charged hlm wlth affilla tlons with Tammany Hall and assert ed the greatest thlngs tho lnsurgents accomplished ln the last sesslon ot Congress was to put the Speaker oft the commlttee on rules. Drexel Carrles Passenger. Bournemouth, England, July 19. A. J. Drexel, Jr., thls evenlng car ried a pasongor In a Blerlot mono plano from 'Bournemouth to Beaulleu, a distanco of 35 mlles. Tho flight was partly across tho sea, and tho pasongor kept a log of the Journey. Strlko Ilreakers Comlng. New Uavon, Conu ?,v,y 19. Kivo carloads of strlko 'o'o'uors bound for St. Albans, Vt., pas3od through hoie thls nfMrnoon nnd tetilirht. Tho mon It Is vinderstood, wlj' be dlstrlbuted over the oastern end of the Grand Trunk llne. 1IOW WOULD YOU EN.IOY ond wltl a coupon to cllp every month as long as you llvel An annuty glves Just thls servlce lt desired. Send for rates. 61st yoar. National Llfo Insurance Co., Montpelier, Vt. (Mutual). S. S. Ballard, General Agent, Langdon Block, Montpelier, Vt. nsurance ..' $159,187,877.00 issets ..x 47,490,998.98 iurplua 5,829,803.86 S. S. BALLARD Genornl Agent Montpelier - . - Vermont HOES that are Kool and omfortable, orrect prices, all for them SHIPMAN'S 100 Main Street WILL NOrBUTT IN" Roosevelt Refuses to Endorse Any Candidate for Office In Ohio WANTS PROGRESSIVENESS Judge Kinkadc of Toledo, Ohlo, Call- td on Coloncl Roosevelt Yesterday But tho Latter Refused to Exert His Iniliience One Waj or the Other iu the Pre-t'oinentloii Situatlon. New York, July 19. Theodoro Roosevelt hopes1 the RepuDlIcans ln Ohlo will adopt a progresslve plat form, but he decliiics to exert his in fluonce for any candidate ln the ante- convention situatlon. He made this plaln ln New York today after a con forenco wlth Judge Raynolds Klnkado of Toledo, who Is regarded as the see ond cholco of these- Ohlo Republk.tna who aro supporting James R. Gar fleld for tho gubernatorial nomina tion. lt Is understood that Mr. Gar fleld had a hand in Judge Klnkade's vlsit today and that Garfleld's sup porters havo agreed to throw theii strength to the judge if Mr. Garfleld is not nomlnated. Neither Mr. uoosevelt nor Judgo Klnkado would discuss thelr confer ence today nor would either ot them roveal tho contents of tho letter which Judga Kldkade bore from Presldent Taft witli whom he talked on Sunday. Mr. Roosevelt virtually admlttcd, howover, that hls candldacy of Judgo Klnkade for tho Ropuhllcan nomlna tlon for Governor of Ohlo had been sought, when ho said: "l cannot support any candidate for a nomina tlon. I can only say that I hopo a progresslve platform wlll ho adopted ln Ohlo." PRESENTED TAGEANT. Hartford Vfllago Imiirovoment Asso ciatlon Puts on l.ocai Talent Play. White Rlvor Junctlon, July 18. A pageaut cntltled, "Tho Vlllage at Play" was presented thls evenlng un der tho auspices of tho Hartford Vll lage Improvement Assoclation on tho Iawn of C. M. Cone at Hartford. Tho east was local talent and tho prlncl pal charactors wero takon as follows: Phllan Thropo, Lloyd H. Bugbeo; tho Club ,Iidy, Mlss Leora A. Bugbeo; Vanesa, Mlss Floronco M. Dutton and Horald, RQdnoy Darwlne. Tho muslo was under tho chargo of Ora Watklns and L011I8 S. Nowton was stage dl-rMtPA