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TIH5 nUKLINOTON FUEE PRESS AND TIMES: TfrUKSDAY, NUVmuOSK 5, 1'jm.
PAGE SE VEN.
Accounts the Continuance of
Monopoly from ISflO to Date
Methods or Destroy
Now York, Nov. 3. The Indictment
cstcrclny of the 21 Now Haven direc
tors Beta forth that "at all times during
ttio period of Urn- extending from July
"1, 1S! to the ilny of the. tlniltni? and
presentation of this Indictment, nnd
therefore within the three years hist past
cah well knowing all the mat
ters of fart In this Indictment net forth,
unlawfully have combined and conspired
together,"' with the croup or Tormor dl
rr"tors nnd other Ilnnnclem who nrc
an mi 1 'n the hill, though not Indicted.
The offt use la described to he "to
monopolize by the unlawful means and
methods hereinafter alleged, the part,
hereinafter described, of the commerce
among the several States of the Flitted
The commerce which has been the sub
ject of the conspiracy, the Indictment
continues, Is that of the transportation
business from each of the States of New
.Terse', " w York, Connecticut, Rhode
Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, Maine
and New Hampshire to every other
State o' hr T'nlted States.
"Paul conspirators, taking advantage
of thr fact that said New Unven com
pany has had the only railroad of any
lmnoitancc leading from New Yoik city,
Brooklyn and Jersey City easterly Into
said States of Connecticut, Rhode Is
land, Massachusetts, Vermont, Maine and
New Hampshire, and treating wild New
Haven road as a nucleus, have conspired
to bring aH many of snld other enmmon
carriers and their properties ami facili
ties for carrying on said commerce, un
der their Influence, management, domina
tion and ownership, thereby to unify and
combine the activities of all the said
common carriers, grasp for said New
JIaven company and themselves the bene
fits arising from such unification and
combination and deprive the people of
tho United States, and especially tho
peoplo of the States above named, of
the benefits arising from keeping separ
ate the activities of tho snld common
carriers and maintaining the competition
which rightfully should have existed be
' Said onsplrators, during said, period
of time, being in the active management
an 1 control of the affairs of said New
1 In veil Co., were to ue among other cer
tain concerns controlled by said New Ha
ven Co., through stock ownership and
otherwise, to wit:
"The New Kngland Navigation Co., the
Boston Railroad Holding Co., the lllllard
Co., the Now England Securities Co., tho
Eastern Securities Co., tho Pacific Co., tho
Thilniark Co., the Pacific Navigation Co.,
tho St. Lawrence Securities Co., tho Uni
ted Stntes Transportation Co., the New
England Steamshln Co. nnd the Mllbrook
Co., corporations, and tho New England
Investment and Security Co., a volun
tary association, and the properties of
said concerns and were to use tho Influ
ence, credit, funds and properties of said
New Haven Co, and their own funds nnd
DETAILS OP1 CONSPIRACY.
"1 -To secure by purchase all of the cap
ital stock of some of such other common
carriers and the controlling portion of the
enpltnl stock of othera.
"2 To secure by leases the uso of the
properties and facilities of still other of
fald enmmon carriers.
"3- To seeuro tho making bysome of said
common carriers with said Now Haven
Co., and Impose upon the rest of said com
mon carriers, contracts and working ar
rangements, and Induce and compel them
to engage In combinations, Insuring tho
carrying on of snld commerce of nil said
common carriers In harmony with the de
signs of said conspirators.
"4 To prevent contracts, combinations,
working arrangements nnd conspiracies
with common carriers not herein named
tho carrying on of the commerce, of any
of the corporations above mentioned In
competition with said Now Haven Co. of
In any way contrary to the designs of said
"3 ny uso of certain corporations, to
wit: The Joy Steamship company and
tho United States Transportation com
pany, in fnct controlled by said Ni w
Haven company, although the fact of
such control was concealed by said New
Haven company, to engngo In such de
structive competition, for limited times,
with such common cnrrlers as had not
come under the domination and control
of said New Haven company, that such
common cnnlers would either bo de
stroyed or compelled to como under such
domination and control.
"0 Ily the use of steamboat lines con
trolled by said New Haven compnny, to
wngo destructive competition against
said other common can lets until they
should either come under such domina
tion control or ownership of snld New
Haven company or bo driven out of busi
ness. "7 lly the mnlntenatieo of such hnr
rnsslng lIllRntlon against such of said
other common carriers as hud not come
under tho domination and control of said
New Haven compnny, as would so em
barrass said other common carriers
financially that thev could not effec
tively compete with nld New lltiven
company In carrying on said commerce,
nnd would Dually be prevented from en
gaging In said commerce, except In com
bination with or suboi dlnatlon to snld
New Haven company."
The criminal Indictments were re
turned yesterday agnlnst Wltllnm Rocke
feller, fjeoige F. linker, Lewis Cass
Ledvard, Charles M. I'ratt and sixteen
other former directors of the New Haven
railroad, by the federal grand jury. Thev
nro charged witli conspiring to monopo
lize commerce In connection with the re
cently dissolved New Ilnven combine. Tho
maximum penalty, If convicted, Is ono
year's Imprisonment and ?r.,000 tine.
In addition to the twenty-four former
directors of the New Haven, there Is
alo Included In the Indictment Edward
Ti. Robblns, long chief counsel for the
New Haven, nnd n close personal friend
of former President Mellon.
Two hours later Messrs. linker, Led
yard and Pratt wire arraigned befoie tho
bar of tile federal district court, where
they entered pleas of not guilty and
were lelensed In $.",.non bonds each.
rieorge McCulloeh Miller, another of
the Indicted officials, who is elghty-threo
years old, appeared through Hoffman Mil
ler, his son, and entered a similar plea.
Lale In the afternoon counsel for Wil
liam Rockefeller declared his client was 111,
but that arrangements will be made with
counsel for the government to-dny to
have him admitted to ball.
The other d( fondants, most of whom
reside In Massachusetts and Connecticut,
will be surrendered and admitted to ball
in tills city to-moriow.
"Hcorge P. HaUer to the bar!" was the
cry which startled spectators In the fed
eral district court in the postolTice build
ing at two o'clock yesterday afternoon
when the llrst of the Indicted ex-directors
A thick-set, tall, dlgnllied man with
short side whiskers and florid face roso
from the rear of the eoun.sel enclosure
and advanced to the rail.
It was Oeorge F. Raker, chairman of
the board of tho First National bank, ono
of New York's wealthiest and most in
fluential citizens, erstwhile sharer with
the late J. Pierpont Morgan of the finan
cial domlnancy of Wall Sticet. He stood
keenly observant of the proceedings while
In quick succession, the clerk called :
"Charles M. Pratt to the bar! Lewis
Cass Ledyard to the bar !"
Side by side they also advanced Pratt,
an inlluentlal figure in Standard Oil, and
widely known also for his contributions
to tho eaue of education. Ledyard, one
of the lcadeis of the bar, former counsel
to .1. Pierpont Morgan, one of the trus
tees of the Moigan estate.
Ledyard Is tall and broad, with (low
ing Iron gray moustache n commanding
figure, suggesting force and resource.
Pratt is slight, frail, partially bald, and
with a nervous manner. He was timid
where Ledyard was defiant nnd Hiker
Impassive sis tho threo grouped them
selves behind a phalanx of lawyers John
D. Lindsay, John C Mllburn and others,
to enter their ideas In what begins a
new epoch In the history of the hKlory
of the criminal law nf the United Slates.
HON. WM. P. DILLINGHAM
RE-ELECTED U. S. SENATOR
CUES OP EFFORT
technical violation of the law which
escaped him, but he was guilty of no wil
ful wrong iloing.''
Counsel for Haker, Ledynrd and Pratt
announced as they left the court that
they would have a statement for the
press In behalf of their clients late in the
afternoon. Hut this decision was rucisul
later, and they declined to make any
comment on the action of the Juiy.
It Is understood, however, that prob
ably the first step will be to enter de
murrers against the Indictment, following
which n long and bitter legal battle will
follow to keep the defendants, who In
clude some of the foiemost financiers
and railroad men in the United State,
from the stigma of a conviction.
liecause of tile prominence of tho de
fendants, and the issues at stake, it is
agreed that in the issue now Joined will
come the supreme test of tho criminal
claue. or section 2, ef the Sherman anti
trust law. violation of which by tho twenty-one
defendants has resulted In their
The Indictment was returned nt half , ,
past 11 o'clock yesterday by the grand1 'ndon, Nov. 3.-That the Herman
Jury which has had the criminal phases iriny "af abandoned Its attempt to hack
of the New Haven case under investiga- way along the llelglnn coast to Calais,
tlon for a month. agreed by all the official reports to-
Startling as was tho indictment Itself night. A combination of Inundated coun-
summoning to the bar to answer erlm- try. the remnant of the llelglnn army
Inally such men as Oeorge- F. Raker, under King Albert, and the activity of
rated In recent years as next to .1. P. the P.ritish warships seemingly all con
Morgan as a Ilnnncial power In Wall tribtited townid ending the costly strug-
in n etc.
FURNITURE CARPETS LIKENS
M The. II
1 I K W ii
M IS H H H WW
H S FAMILY OF FIVE S
Set Explosive in Ilooni under ti
Sleeping WiVe and Four
Children; Waited about
until They Burned.
Flooded Country, Stubbornness
of IJoljiiius and Fire of Brit
ish Warships Prove
St. Ixiiils, Nov. It. "I blow up my
home with dynamlto and caused my
wife and four children to bo burned to
death. I waited until I felt they wero
all gone beforo r called for help.
"Why? T killed them be-causo I loved
another girl and wanti'd to bo free with
George Stone, a United States army
recruit, whoso farmhouse near Tolono,
III., was mysteriously destroyed Septem
ber 27, made this confession hero to
police officials who listened aghast with
TENDERLOIN OIRL LAUGHED AT
Tho man told his terrible story in a
epilet, conversational way and puffed
cigarette as he talked. I lis only regret
"Hut the other girl turned mo down.
She laughed at me when r told her
what I hael done and nskeel her to run I K
awny with me. I don't renlly know who
she Is. only that her nnmo U Lucille.
She's a Tenderloin girl In Champaign,
Stone elaborated the details of his
crime. Ho explained that hn was a
farmer, and on a visit to Champaign met
"Lucille." Ho was infatuated and she
apparently returned his affection. He
never got her last name.
"I was spending ail my time and money
on Lucille," ho said, "and I wanted her
and decided thnt my family wouild be
better off dead. I made up my mind to
get them out of the way. My wife had
four children and there was to be an
"September 27 I took them all buggy
.Mi,... W fri.t linm nUr.,,f T.-ft nn.l
went to bed. all In the same room. The ! j
oiliest nny was live. He and two others ;
slept at the foot of the tied, and tho j
voungest beside my wife. I slept In an
other bed until about ten o'clock. i
LISTENED TO THEIR DEATH CRIES j
'T had hidden ten sticks of dynamite j
in mv wheat bin. I put them all on the
kitchen table, right underneath where 1
my family wns sleeping. I le-.'. is feet of
fuse out of the kitchen door, lighted it
and walked Into the dark to wait for the
Th 'le was a tremendous crash, Stone
went on. and his house was partially do.
molisheil. Then (lames showed upstairs,
apparently from nil overturned lamp. He
could hear the cries of his wife and the
children, some, of whom had not be, n
killed 1 the explosion.
"1 waited till I couldn't hear them, th. 'i
ran nnd called nelgbbors. They hadr't
heard the noise, and began to help !
carry out the furniture from downstairs. '
"Did you tell them your wife nnd chil
dren were upstairs?" Stone wns asked.
I "No," he said. "I didn't."
The woman nnd four children were all
burned to dentil, Investigation showed,
out mere was no suspicion mat me iran- ( rj;
edy had not been an accident. 1
OIRL FINALLY BETRAYED HIM. I
Stonn tminellln tel v left Tnledn nml en
listed under an assumed name, nt Mat- fej
Now That You Are Living
You ought to lighten the burden of
housework, especially the sweep
ing. Why Not Let the
Do the Cleaning?.
It's a wonderful little machine that
just eats up the dirt without any labor from
the housewife simply put the eclipse plug
into an ordinary electric light socket, turn
the switch and it begins to work. Requires
no oiling and has a gear driven brush that
gets all the ravellings and lint. Really for
the small cost of an "Eclipse" you cannot
afford to be without one. Can't we demon
strate one in your home?
We're Holding a Special Saie
and .Demonstration of
I)llU;rTORK ri.KAD NOT cmTV. puny;
.lobn I..: Theodore N. Vail, bend r the A H. rlln .-ffllnl repnit nttrlbutes the . toon. 1 11.. utter i.ucui,. spurned mm.
American Tel, phone and Telegraph com- fniluie of the Oeimans entirely to tho! flUs0 enlistment r. ached the
I., f-.. l.,.,lv,,,-,l T lie Will .i ....... ,h the "' M" ' l" "l ' " "
CENTRAL VERMONT RAILWAY
Time Table In Effect Sept. 27, 101-f.
TnAINS 1,12 A VI3 mmMNOTON.
(J.JO a. m.. dally, ror Montreal and
7; 10 " Tn" cxccPt Sunday, for Bos
ton, Springfield and New
York, parlor cafo or broiler
car from Burlington, without
change, duo Boston 4:30 p. m.
7:20 m" except Sunday, for St
Johnsbury and Tortland.
lO'.OO tn ., except Sunday, for Rich
ford, Montreal and Ottawa.
10:00 m-' Sunday only, for St. AI
bans. 11:00 a' m'- dft'ly. for Boston. Spring
field and New York; for New
London week rtavn only.
Through parlor cars and dining
cars Essox Junction to lioston
nnd Now York.
4:25 r- m
except Sunday, for
Rlchford and Montreal. Also
Montpellnr and Whlto River
4:35 P- m- xcopt Sunday, for St
6:45 P- m" ,all'. for Montreal and
Chicago. Standard sleeping
enrs, dally, tourlot alooplnu cars
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fri
days to Chicago, without chang
6:45 P- m- Sunday only, for Whlta
11:10 p ra" da,1y i0T Boston and
New York. Through sleeping
cars from Essex Junction, duo
Boston 8:05 a, in., Springfield
7:40 a. m.
II. II. Hlckok. City Passenger A cent.
J10 Colleg. Bt, Telephone (31.
The proceeding was brief. Deputy Unl-
ted States District Attorney .Stevenson
represented the government. The three
defendants each entered formally a plea
of not guilty. Counsel for tin m Informed
the court that It might be decided later
to withdraw these pleas In order that
demurrers might be entered against the
It was finally arranged that the de
fendants should have three, weeks In
which to reaeli a decision.
A slight hitch occurred over ballB. Mr.
Stevenson demanded $.",,000 for each of
"I don't see why any sum Is neces
sary," suggested Mr. Lindsay. "There
can bo no question of these defendants
attempting to escape."
"Certainly not," said Stevenson. "Vet I
think f.'.OOO is a reasonable hum."
"Why, yes," Interjected Judge Foster,
"1 don't Imagine any of you gentlemen
will have any difficulty In securing a
bond for that amount."
Ledyard laughed heartily, I'ratt grin
ned weakly, and even Mr. Raker's stern
countenance relaxed as he bent over to
Ledyard and lemarked In a stage aside:
"That's all light; but a fellow doesn't
like to admit that he is out on hall."
Bonds wero arranged for, and tho threo
defendants, nccoinpHiiled by counsel, ad
journed te tho commissioner's office near
by where, taking their places in line, tho
bail was ultimately furnished by a surety
company nnd they were permitted to go
threo of the best known llnnncleis In
New Vork underbonil to appear when
wonted to answer a charge, of criminal
MILLHR I'LICADS THROUOHI SON.
Meanwhile, Hoffman Miller, son of
Oeorgo McCulloeh Miller, ono of tho com
mittee of three from the New Haven di
rectorate which is alleged tn have ap
pi oved the New York, Westcliebter and
lioston affair, was arranging with Judge
Foster to have his father's pica of not
"Father is extremely 111," said Mr. Mil
ler, "and even the news of this Indict
ment, I am afraid, will have a serious
effect on him. It will break his heart."
With the understanding ho was not
committing himself ns to tho other de
fendants, Judge Foster accepted the fath
er's plea through the son.
Outsldo the court room, Hoffman Mil
ler gave vent to his feelings. IIu of all
defendants or their repiesentatlves, con
seated to discuss the indictments return
"It's an outrage, Ibis whole affair!"
cried Mr. Miller. "My father Is suffering
from heart dls?aso and 1 am afraid this
thing will kill hlri. I suppose I don't have
to say tbcea Indictments wero really
found lu "'iAshlngton? To havo returned
them at (SSle time was merely for political
"Weren't they really found a week ago,
when tho Jurors shook hands with Mr.
Osborne and almost kissed him Why
were they held back until now until
after Osborne nnd Swacker went to
Washington? The grand jury was really
there and th whole thing Is a lino com
mentary on the grand Jury system.
"My father," continued Mr. Miller, "Is
absolutely tBMcent of any Intentional
wrong eloln Vfe' wuy huvo been uomo
(Juyler and otheis of enual note there water In places la over n man's head: but ' ' , , I
o ,.,i.i.. 0ii.. ou ..n.ii.. I,, ih ... ' ..... ,.. h.-r and traced Stone to Jefferson '.Mr-
"i " u uei-mieH mill Hi" uiiu.v in i-,ni"-..,i ,.,,. .,. ,, ,.., I ,.al,.,.,l ,v
T1V.r.n 1... ,n ....nuln... .1 'T.l.rtllln" 1 , . 1
llie Hill ill. -u-u.-uuriii .uiii n huh irnww WltllOUt IOSeH.
who have fallen under the linn of the, .fter nearly three weeks of despernto
law'. Uir'tHiti? tht. brunt nf the ftttnek has now
The late J. 1. Morgan heads the list , ,f. , . .. . v , ,n. wh,.r tlle
of eo-consplralors. With him are a group ....,,,,. ,.rmv (lf n1,. Marshal Sir John
Fr"iu h, reinforced bv Indians and terrl
loilais. appar ntly must meet another on
sinught. Tn the scene of this contemplat
ed hnttle. according to reports, Kmpernr
WIIHnm has gone to give encouragement
of former railroad presidents, directors,
llnanclers and men of affairs, all charged
witli having assisted in ono way and an
other In the commission of tho cilme al-
legi d agiinst those Indicted.
v.. uiim.lfln nnla n .a nllnrrml nnnlnut
any specillc defendant: The Indictment to 'ne'hy "'? "'""
, , . ,,., ,,,. ., i A state of war between 1 1
urkey on tho
one sldo nnd Rus-la, Orent Riltnlp nnd
told of his guilt he said: "Oh, well. I
might ns well tell yon all about It tie 1.
so you'll have It right."
He w ill be taken to Illinois for trial Tin
girl, whose List name has lint hi en -walnl,
l under -urveillnnce
NEWS TOLD IN HIUEF.
(lovernor Illease of South C.iiollna has
signed th" cotton acreage bill providing
that not more than one-third of tho land
cultivated In South Carolina in 191", shall
.' ,' , .. .bo planted In cotton. A fine of from
" a miiiipi- . .. . ,
In broad, general terms charges a series i
i-iio,i,,iiu rttul rnmliliinw (n rriHtriilnl nl'
trade, and the Indicted ei-dlrcetot s are ' l',-v'11 the other exists yet, the Otto-
charg.'d with having by their oliielnl nets '' " ' , " """r jr, to $100 Is Imposed for each aero
countenanced and participated In theso , ''" ""c portion see 1 1- cd ,ihaw (,io ede(, ni.lxlmum,
monopolies of the eomnierce of a consld-j 'lv h,,n deslious of wnr while tho I
crable section of tlle countrv. conservative section is trying to smooth! ......
il. inn r.iiniu ni in, i-'iu'iiiji , rnitni.lin i.nn siixclnl sfiv.n Hint If IK re-
. ...... . r i ..... nvnr tllo nlriiiillrm m-lulnir finni Oin nf- 1 r,. 'i
i ini'iuini u-aiuru in inu I'iu i int." ... ... ,
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1 1 '' ' '
i il i i HTt '
fact Unit, Included In the charges againut
the accused directors, are acts which,
when the Now Haven combine was nil
sciamblod lecently, wero approved by
lacks upon Russlnn orts
Tuiklsh war vessels dli
Itussla apparently has welcomed tho
rts nnd shins bv 'lolt1 ,hllt Hermnny's preliminary war
, , . I contribution to Turkey Is 150,000.000.
ected by Herman . , , . , . , i
(iermany Is understood to be preparing
e'ounscl for tho government. Thai Is to i wnr and will not give the Turks a ehanco
say, neipilsltlons of subsidiary concerns , to draw back, while the Hrltlsli cruiser
which were allow'i d to sliind In the set-1 Minerva has smnshi'd the Turkish base of
tlemenl of the civil suit, mo now urged la I operations asalnst F.f.vpt nt the head of
the indictment as among tho offenses of I the gulf of Akalmh. The Turkish amtms-
tlio accused oflicials.
EASY VICTORY FOK HLACK.
Itciiiibllcniis Hlret t'lly IteprcNcntii.
Ile by liijnrit.v of II IS.
ndor in London has as yet made no ar
rangementH to leave nnd tho embnssy
still maintains a conciliatory attitude.
The closing of the Ninth sea to nil
shipping except that which places Itself
under the protection of tho Hrltlsh fleet
Is recognized ns tlle first stroke of Ali
tor new war loan of $1,250,000,000.
According to estimates by Detroit
bankers, country's automobile! business
this year will total r2."., 000,000, An in
crease of $100,000,000 over last year's
total is figured as result of Huropcan de-lunnd.
One of tho surprises 'of the Huiilngton I mlral Huron Fisher, the new llrst sen
election was the large majority by I lord of the admiralty, and ns one of tho
which Chatlcs F. Black, republican, do-' mot Important events nf tin. war. All
fcated John W. Coffey, democrat andii'argoes destined for Herman or Austrian
progressive, for city leprcsentatlvc, tho I consumption must now run tho gauntlet
vote being 1,702 to 1.051, making the
The voto by wards was aa follows:
Words. Black. Coffey
Ono 20-1 12S
Two 35S 2u2
Three L'lV. l.Vi
Four 223 21?
Five 3W 171
Six 2S.r. 152
I'ltOHTV HAS MAJORITY OF 403.
Charles A. l'routy won over William
1. Ullllngnnm for United Slates se-nator
In the city by a majority of I0J. The voto
by witi'dM wns as follow):
Wauls. Dillingham. l'routy.
One 2oS 212
TM 210 :!30
Threo 121 SISl
Four IB! 32S
Five 271 '.''.;
Six 213 210
or British Inspection In the Hngllsh
ehnnnil, the strait of Gibraltar or tho
Within last few days orders havo been
received In Boston from Hngland for
about 1,000,000 pounds of wool. Buyers
paid a cent or two a pound more than
was lecently paid by American manufacturers.
THE COUNTY TICKET.
Claude C.raham-Whlte, British aviator,
says: "As engines of offnnco aircraft at
prebent aro of very llttlo value. Had
this war been postponed flvo years, tho
declslvo battle might havo boon fought
In llin sky, but with aircraft In llttlo
more than tho experimental stage, wo
shall havo to bo content with using them
for scouting purposes or for cpilck blows
Intended to strike terror into tho popula
Republican ("iinillilnles All Elected by
Majorities Ateriiuln til, nut y,K).
Tho voters In Chlttinden county turned
down tlie fusion proposition decisively,
the lepiihlican candidates for county of
llcis winning by majorities running all tho
way from MO to 1,Mo. h. ri. Shaw nnd
M. L. Powell nf Burlington, F. 11 Wake,
of Milton and N. O. Martin of lllneHburg
were elected senators by majoilties nt
about F. W. Hall of Hssex and H. W.
Tiacy of Slulburne had majorities of
about l.ifiO as assistant Judges; T. 15. Hop
kins of Burlington defeated C. D. flrnlim
of Burlington lor the olilco of State's at
torney by 1.253 votes; ,1. H. Allen of Kssex
republican candidate fop sheriff, led his
ticket and had 1.CC0 majority over H. C.
Oleason of Burlington; R. A. Norton of
Huntington had 1,101 more votes for the
ofllco of high bailiff than did Mark Ken
yon of Westford; and J. H. Macomber
defeated O. r. Ray for tho olilco of Judgo
of probate by n majority of 1.42C. Tho
complcto voto of tho county appears elsewhere
Your email chango will pay for your
classified advertising and Its results may
bring y" money In worth. whllo uuantl-tics,
Detroit advices say that In the last six
weeks $9,000,000 wortli of motor trucks
havo been bought by tho L'uropcnn gov
ernments, on which factories aro now
working 21 hours a day.
Rnto Inereaso of 10 per cent, on dressed '
meats, livestock and packing house prod- 1
ucts aro being prepared by eastern roads
for submission to commerco commission.
Forthcoming report of postmastor-gen-eral
will show total parcels handled past
year was 700,000,000. Of this, 300,000,
000 weighed more than ono pound.
Argentine lieof Is being shlppeel to New
Yoik for rn-oport to Hngland, to lessen
liability of capture by Herman warships
In South American waters.
Dutch government has seized (1,000,000
rounds of ammunition from Belgian nnd
French soldiers Interned In Holland; also
ncrmnn casualties lists for tho past
week aggregate 02,000, making totnl to
IinCIiAlir. AVAR OX IlllIHTMATISM.
Rheumatism Is an awful thine nothing
moro painful. Don't let It get hold, but
at the llrst twinges tako Foley Kidney
Pills. Tlmy work dlroctlyonyour weakened
kidneys, build thoin up, make them Btrong
rid your blood and keep It clear of uric
acid. Keep Foley Kidney Bills on hand
ready for use at tho Ct sign of rheu
umtlMiu, J, W. 0'.HuW,. A.liU
That wonderful step saver and we
want every woman in Burlington and vi
cinity to see the Famous White Beauty.
We're offering these kitchen comforts at
special club rates, $1.00 down and $1.00 per
week, and we have limited the club mem
bership to 25. Who will be the first to
snap up this Hoosier opportunity?
FOR TWO DAYS ONLY
Tuesday and Wednesday we are going
Scotch and English Matting
our regular 65c grade for only 50c sq. yd.,
this includes laying.
Ladies' Writing Desks
We continue our special offer of 25 per
cent, discount from regular prices on any
ladies' writing desk in the store. Quite a
number have been sold in the past two days
that these were advertised and you'd better
not let the opportunity pass.
Carpets Cleaned, Made
Over and Relaid.