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VOL. VIC. NEW SERIES VOL. LXVI.
BURLINGTON, VERMONT, THURSDAY. NOVEMBER 27, 1919. NUMBER 22. SAYS 1EXIC0 PLANS mm 1 1 Washington Officials So Con strue Cnrmnza's Delay in Re plying to American Note De manding Release of Jenkins JENKINS STILL IN JAIfc Mexican Act-nts In Tlita Country Said to Ir Sending Home Ilfportii 'Hint Vb Are on Vcrwe ot Revolution IVre-nt Striken Arc Cited Washington. Nov, 2C Rome officials ox- ' yreased belief to-day that the Mexican fcoverttmetit's delay In replying to the 10 ANT Amerlrntt note, font more than a week liuiilitRton for many years a. A came '.3 Mrs. Florenco Hlcli. Mr. and Jlrs. Henry ' t,le c)0 Ronoral chairmen mectliiR hero tigo, demanding release of William O, Sliddlebury to reside about ten years Wilcox and family, who for a few years , t0 nct on director General ot RollroadB Jenkins, consular agent at Fucbla, was ago. He was a mason by trade and have lived In Weybildgo, huvo moved to 1 Hlnes offer of time and one half for slow part ol! a deliberate ptan to still further ' more than usually expert "t tho business, town and aro occupying tho Ceylon Eddy freight service and no vote was taken antagonize the United States. ; Ho was twice married, for the aocond time houso on Woybrldgij street Mrs. Wll-! 0,1 the proposition althoURh a motion to This belief wnn based largely upon of-j ln July, 1910, to Miss Mary Gee ot Mid-i limn Edgorton linti closed her houso on j votc on 11 was adopted Tho conference flelal Information from Mexico City that dtobury, who survives him. He alio 1st South street and roiio. to Kali- Haven, I adjourned late U1I3 afternoon and will cinelals there were endeavorliiR to api'cad survived by six children of the first wife, where sho Intends to spond tho winter , meet again to-morrow morning. DIs the report tliat thtn country was on tho five daughters nnd one son,- ad tol'ows: .with her datiRhter, Jlrs. K. B. Cllft. cusslon of tho proposition and the request verge of a revolution nnd that by holding ' Jfrs. KuReno Smith of DuiiliiRton. Mra. iMis. I-'rcd Taylor of Itutland, a former I of 11,0 Iremen and trainmen for a Reneral tip the replr Mcxlenim eoiild offer full-1 Clarence Phillips. Mrs. Clarence Stcne resident, Is In town for a few days. wage Increase occupied this afternoon's etanttUal aid to the "i evolutionists." land Mrs. Joseph Taylor ot lltchntoud There seoms to bo some misunderstand-1 Kesslon Mexican nircnts In the United States fand Jllss Cordolia Albrt of Scraiitun, 1 inn n in hn Mimimr nf ihM k I The mornlns session adjourned at noon the advices said, had been rcndltiR homo ' fclRhly colured and wildly exaggerated re porU concernliiR domestic conditions, the teel and coal strikes beliiR cited us Rlar Uir evidence of Industrial unrest. There was no reixut from tho embassy Rt tho Jtoxlcaii capital to add anything to those received hero to force, all of "which showed that Jenkins was still held In the penitentiary on chames of havliiK been Implicated with tlio bandits who took ir0,XW from him after ho had been Kidnapped, One do3patch from Jlexlco City said tho Jtexlcan Senate had decided to ask President Carranza for full Infor mation on tho Jenkins cas-e, and this was taken to mean that no roply might bo expected until tho Senate had Riven it fomo consideration. Tho principal effect here of Mexico's failure to answer promptly the American demons has been to make the already strained relations a little more strained. TRAIN CUTS AUTO IK TWO C'lnrk U. Patch of Hartl.mil llsrapcx With Cuts AVhcn Hit -at C. V. CrusNln7 White River Junction, Nov. 2C. Vlark D. Patch of Hartland had a nor row escapo from death to-day when the automobile in which he was driving1 was struck by a southbond Central Vermont train at a blind crossing just South of the Hartford station. The tonncau and , of 'ho machine waj entirely cut off from the car, and al though the machine was carried home distance down tho track, Jlr. Patch, who stayed In the vehicle, escaped with merely cuts about the face. Undoubtedly Jlr. Patch owes his life 'o tho fact that the train was blowing Jown for the stop at the White River Junction station so that the force of the collision was not so severe as it might havo been. Jlr. Patch, who was driving an Overland car did not see the train until ho was on the track, and Knginecr Newton of the train was not 11 bio to tiring his train, which was a heavy one, to a Mop because he. too, did not see the automobile until he was right 011 the crossing. AMERICAN WHISKEY IS FLOODING IRELAND C'uuat-N Allirm ill tin- lrl-1. Dlitllllng Trnde Dublin, Nov. 26. (By the Associated Press). The Importation of many thou sands of gallons ot-wlilskey from America, as a result of prohibition in tile United States, has caused alaim in the Irish dis tilling trade. War restrictions have greatly hampered tho Irish trade. The distillers were pre vented In the 1910-17 season from making the usucl quantity of whiskey. Next year they were closed down altogether, and even In the present year were only per mitted to make a reduced supply. The prices, of course, went up, and dis tillery aharcs advanced In the stock ex changes. Tho American whiskey can easily be i-old at a lower prlco than tho Irish article, and It is being freely tnken up by the Irish retailors. One provincial bonder is said to have paid nearly JCUO.OC'O in duty on his consignment. What tho distillers are most afraid of Is that the Ainerlcnn spirit may be blended or "faked-up" and Fold as Irish or High land whiskey. One Interesting fact Mated In the Dublin pnpors is that at present no Ameri can whiskey Is aold in Dublin as suoh, NORTH DAKOTA SENATE RATIFIES SUFFRAGE niPinnfk. , n , Nov. ?6. The State Henutc late to.daj passed thn federal bUlfrago amendment by a vote of 43 lo'of Newport nre In town for a couple of X The non-partisan Icaguo raucus hill declaring oil rompunlra to be public utlll- I Plumber, havo roturnod to Bridgeport, ties and under the control of thn State , Conn., after several weeks in town. railroad rommlsslnn with power to fix i Charles 11, Powers of Bennington Is here prices of gasoline and oil, wns introduced J to visit his aunt, .Miss Lucy Tlnney. AI by Senator William J. Church, and re-'bert Smith nnd George Stallon, who have ferred to committee, RESIGNS AS SUPT. OF BENNINGTON DISTRICT Slontpeller. Nov. :(!. Nathaniel N, Lnvo, who has been superintendent of tho Ben nington northwest school district has resigned, to bo effective December ;tl. Ho goes to ClemBon Collego In South Carq Una, whro he will lie professor of in duni'lal education and will havo charge of the teach training course work In the collego which has an agricultural as well aa among other courses. ; New Chauffeur's License Slontpellor, Nov, 20. Tho form of a chauffeur's license that will lie used by the secretary nf Htato'n office this year In granting authority to persons who can qualify as chauffeurs have been received. There will ho no photographs on tho li cense while there will also bo a different badge tliiH year. It is changed In color nnd Is half moon shaped the number being nt the tip, tho (year) number going down the center of tho hadgo and the words "licensed clmulfeur" around tho rim of the -badge, it la a prettier badgo than the ' i HAPPENINGS IN THE NEWS Addison County imni p'iitttjv .... IS KIJUl.UIl I County Agricultural Agent I. N. Bartlett hns res'Riied Ills punltlon In tlitw county niul with his wife lias gone to Madison, U'lj ...1, ...... I,,. ...t i !, tin i. innr.i ...c.o i.u .,, ...n.c u. m-ii;iiiiiic cuurse in -ne uiuvereny ... Wisconsin along the nRrlculturnl line. uurmg ins stay in ajiiifoii couniy, ne hni made a Rood succtsss and has many friends who will miss him but wish him the best of overythltin In the future. His lilaco has not yet been IlHed, hut the directors have several applicants under consideration. Ills place Is being sup- piled by Miss Emma Fuller, home dom-jnnd on3tratlon ngent, Bruno Albert died early Saturday mornliiR from a complication of diseases ufter an Illness of several weeks. Mr. Ingtou, D. C, for a furthor visit with Albert was CD years ot rro, having been'tholr son. Clyde Haiti. Col. James M. born In Grand Alice, Now P-ninswlck, March 7. 1RC). He made his home In l'a and Albert Albert of Swunton. Tho ' deceased was a llfe-lonK momber ot the Cnthollo Church and tho funeral serv ices were held at St. Mary's Church hero at nine o'clock Monday morning. Interment was In the local Catholic cemetery. President C. 1.. Wltherall of tho Vermont Horticultural so- clety hos "returned from Rutland, where he has been attending tho annual meet- lnir 01 tins organization ana wnere lie took many prizes In the apple department j as wen ns Dringing nomo ino nonor 01 president of this society. Word has been received of the death In the Soldiers' Home in Ueniilngton early Friday morn ing of Jiartln Sargent, a native and youthful resident of Sliddlebury, but who Vean. Now. iIavctlj Wlllnm Grover; Or had passed out of the recollection of the f welI 0 s, Doan. Pantoni Wal(lo CIark Inhabitants of this town. Jlr. Sargent of AdUjjon. Rlpton, James Hodges; Sails served in Company F. 12th Vermont , buryi Thomas neham; Shoreham. Win- soiunieers, anu company m, rirst ver.so, cnr.. starkRbor0 F M, H,ll; Vcr. 111U1II tx viaij X . uuuci I luvycii a.iu ICdward Stowell of Windham and Fred G. Whitman of Cuttingsvllle are In this section, hunting up Christmas trees tor the city trade. Jlr. and Jlrs. Henry H. Nelson of Chateaugay, N. Y., are In town to spend Thanksgiving- with relatives. Jlr. and Jlrs. John JIcLaughlln and child of White River Junction are in town for a few days. Jlr. JIcLaughlln Is a native of Jliddlebury, having left the town when still a young man. This Is his first visit back In 20 years. Jllss Llla Winchester is visiting at the home of Jlr. and Jlrs. J. C. Wellwooa in Rutland. SI. L. Staples of Delaware Water Gap, Pa is in town for a two weeks' business .ii ,i -vrr t.,i m .rt,n. Scranton. Pa., are In town for several I olosed a11 The Postoff'ce will be weeks.-The Sllsses Gloria and Genevieve l)e" n'v from 7:30 to 10 and the nights Ulckson of Norwich, Conn., are in town mal1 for a11 direction will close, at 6:00 p. to spend a few days.-Joseph BlaJze. ' m- Thertl wl" be 01,0 cltv delivery of who after a residence lu town moved mail 1,1 ,he morning, but tho rural de back a few weeks ago to his farm In i llverv mcn wln mako n trips through Brldpoit, has leased his farm there and out tho day. Largo numbers of people returned to Sliddlebury. Sirs. Elizabeth arrived here by train Tuesday and Cornell had a light shock of paralysis Wednesday to spend Thanksgiving with lu the right side Satuiday morning, but relatives or friends nnd many moro left was able to be up und about the house hre for other places with the same in latir in tho day. Uralnard H. Lane, tentlon In view. Sirs. L. SI. Slorrlson who recently sold his farm Just east of went Wednesday to Albany, N. Y to this village, has purchased the Grant spend Thanksgiving with the family of faun on Bristol Flats, which he will , her son. Merlin C. Slorrlson of the First tako possession of about Slarch 1. National Rank of Albany Sho expects A quiet nnd pretty wedding to remain there for several weeks. SIlss occurred at the Congregational Church , I-.Ha Winchester has returned from Rut lectory Saturday afternoon when Sirs. ' land, where sho has been to visit a cou Slurv Hurlburt and George II. Leonard Plo of weeks with Sirs. J. C. Wel wood. were united in marriage by the Rev. Ilenry C. Newell. Immediately after the ceremony Sir. and Sirs. Leonard left on i a honeymoon trip to parts unknown. It I Is understood that they will return and i make this place their home. ' The funeral of Bruno Albert was held nt St. Stary's Catholic Church Slonday turned to Vergennes after a few days morning at nine o'clock, the Rev. T. J. I hero with her sisters, tho Sllsses Ada nnd Leonard officiating. There was a largo Jennie Bristol. SIlss Cecillia SIcDon nttendance of relatives and friends and j ijough hns gone to West Rutland for a anv flowers. The bearers were George I Wooster, A. J. Slorrls, Sllchael SIcNulla, '. Leslie Sparks, Edson Wlssell and Fred Chayors. Tho interment was in tho Catholic cemetery. Among those hero from out of town were Sirs. Clarence Phelps and Sirs, Clarence Stone of Rich mond, Sirs. Ferguson and Mrs. Wnllaco of Waterbury and Albert Albert nf Swnn ton. .Monday, market day, eggs brought 7."! cents, dairy butter 6T rents, creamery hutter 711 cents. Henry Wllrov hns resigned his position ns manager of the Direct Importing com pany store hero and has taken a position wltli the Vermont JTarhlo company. Tt is understood that John Hammond will bo the new manager of the company store here. Sirs, Arthur Calhoun has re turnl from Falrhaven where sho has hern on a visit to her daughter. SIlss Letl cta Calhoun. Mrs. A. St Coffin, who was rslled here hy the death of her fath er, John Hlgglns. has returned to Water town, N. V, Sllsses SInry and Drusllla Faxon havo returned to Falm, N. Y after several weeks In town. SIlss Cor delia Webster and Miss Charlotte Milton ' weeks. Harry Plumber and son, ueorge been employed In town since the first of August, havo completed their engage mint and returned to Bellown Falls. Mis. .lentiln SI. Crosbv has closed her Wnvhrldr.. street home hero nnd gone to the enst part nf the town, where for thn present she will make her home with hrr sister, Sirs. Elizabeth Glpson.-SIr. and Sirs. Archibald Palmer and daugh ter, SIlss Helen Palmer, of Dabuque, Iowa, urn In town for a Thanksgiving visit with relatives. .Mrs. William Bal lard, who whh called bete hy thn death of John Hlgglns, has returned to Bodies ter, N. Y. Sir. and Sim, Leonard F. Wing nf Rut - land eamo to town Saturday for a short I servo Judge llnilaiid R, ' llowo has lu vlslt, Mr. Wing linn returned to Rutland, wtruc ted court ntllcers not to reveal tho but Mi h. Wing Is to stay for some timo, names of Jurors summoned until tho case longer at thn homo of her parents, Sir. Ms called. Sir LeBoeuf, who at tho tlmu and Sirs. George T. Kidder,- -Sir. and Mrs. of his death resided in Worcester, Jlass., Jacob Leonard and their daughter, Julia, was a former well known resident of of Bangor, JIe aro In town for two Vergennes. Tim llrst rehearsal nf tho weeks. SI. and Sirs, Adalbert Novell community sing to bo given at tho Ver and daughters, the Sllsses Gloria and gennes Congregational Chur?li tho Sun Lucy Novell, of Brooklyn, N. Y tiro day evening before Christmas, was held with friends In town for a Thanksgiving Friday evening at tho Congrrg.ttlnrnl visit Sir, and SIrH, Thomas T, Elllthorpe and sister, SIrH. Eliza Shores, of Mont- real, aro visiting ln town, Tho SIIskoh Sarah and Ellen Glcnnon havo rotumcd I in Itrnttleboro, after a four. wVb' yMtl VERMONT; BY COUNTIES In town. Mrs, Oliver Simmons and ehll dien of Holieneetady, N, V., are In town fur n far iln vn .l n iiioa fntiiirv nf ttllf- land is in town.-i'iiiuip a. enrford and ,,. ,,, . . ,,,, ..inn iiiiiiuj iii.iiJii. ii. iiiii.iiiiuiu, .i.iii. i nre n t()wn l0 ,eman ovcr Thanksgiving. Mp- n( Mrfl Prnllh Townsend, who , llnVl ,,P0 VBB about hero for RUVeral , . ............ I wceKs, navo gone 10 urisim, i. u., mil jntentl to roturn lioro latter for a still in(;cr stny.-Mr nnd MrM. Curl Sumner ' nnd MIbs Grace Sumner of Arlington, va are In town for a short visit with friends. The Women' Home mid Foreign Missionary society of tho MethodlHt church mot with Mrs, George JI. Moody at tho pnrsonngn on Seminary street , Tuesday afternoon nt throo o'clock. Jlr. Mrs. Homer M. Hnln havo gono to 'Wilmington, Dol., for a visit of several 'days with their dnughtcr, Jlrs. 13. Robert TrlKK. after which thoy will go to Wash- Tracy has none to DosUm. whore ho will st.ond Thnnkeglvlnc with his dausrhtnr. ' taken by ono person during the open season. Sec, G420, reads that a person slmll not tuko more than ono deer dur- , nir such nnen simsnn. t,'nr t in ranvm. lenco of hunters In Addison county, fotinlf IVnrrln,, nnr,,. t J Plmffnn hno appointed tho folIowliiR men wardens, to' whom tho successful hunter may report deer: Addison, Waldo Clark: Uridport Herbert Howe; Rrlstol, Goorgo S. Farr; rnmn - nit nhi.in. t T.-n,ut..,pn Herbert Rooth of Vergen'nes; Goshen', Thomas Hooker; Granville, Herman 1 F,,r,l. lt,.t, nnui r,..h;. T.ii.e 1 tor Thnmnn Tlnnli,,.. Tannin TX'llll.ivt, ork; Jtlddlobury, George H. Chaffee and Alfred Cbanmnn! Mnnktnn. Fred gennes, Herbert Rooth; Waltham, Alan son Wright; Weybrldgo, A. L. Austin; Whiting, Arthur Freegard. The Union Thanksgiving day services will bo held in the SIcthodist Church at 10.-15 o'clock 'hisjnornlng and tho address will be giv en by the Rev. Roy E. Whlttimore of the Slemorlal Baptist Church. Jllss An na R. Abbey of Burlington is In town for a few days. Sliss Slerrlthew has gone to Boston for a few days. Thanksgiving day will pass off much as usual In town, and aside from the public religious serv ices there will be nothing doing of gen eral interest. The manufacturing plants ",m ,slus IOIi mV parl as wc" ns hanks nnd 'he-public library will bo D. L. Wells, cashier of the Orwell Na- tlonal Bank, and Sirs. Wells, have re- turneu home after a few days In town. sir. and Sirs. Clarence E. Taylor have Rne to Springfield, Slnss., to spend some timo with their son, who is in mislness In that city Sirs. H. C. Horrlclc has re brief visit nt the home of her parents, Jlr. and Jlrs. John J. SIrDonnough. Sirs. George Lalloque and daughters, the Sllsses Pauline nnd Slonlca LaRoque, have returned from PIttsford, where they havo been visiting Sir. nnd Sirs. Agus tus Osier. Roy J, Walker of Brooklyn. N. v H n town on n two weeks' busi ness trip Sirs. C. L. Stunger and SIlss Addle Raymond havo returned to Or well after a tew days' stay in '.own. Edwitrd Dragon was arrested Tuesday afternoon by Deputy Sheriff Ivlwnrd Hlgglns on a warrant Issued hy State's Attorney Al'an R Sturtovant charging him with breach of the peace. Ha wns taken hefnro Judge Albert W. Dickens Wednesday morning In thn Addison county municipal court nnd bound over In th? sum of J10O for his appearance in court December 20. He furnished ball. Lawrence Dolan was seriously Injured Tuesday evening whllo riding a bicycle from East Sliddlebury to his homo nn Case street when hn ran into a man named Michael Galvln who wns walking along tho rond. Galvln was knocked down and Injured nhout tho chest. Dolan was thrown from his bicycle hrenking his noso and badly Injuring him about the head and shoulders. Both were taken to their homes by u team which happened to be passing and Dr. .1. .1. Ross of Slid dleburv was called and rendered aid. The N. S. Foot" company have sold the E. F English farm on Case street to Arthur Brown of Sliddlebury. Sirs. Katn SI. Sloorn has returned from a sev- i erai weens stay in now i ora anil Mprmg ! NHd. , Mass., where sho visited at the homes of her daughters. VERGENNES Tlin case of Leonard LeBoeuf's admin Istratrlx vs. thn Town of Clarendon, where he was killed In nn auto wreck In August, Is to he held in federal court at Windsor, thn (rial beginning December 2. The Jurors havo been summoned, but in order that everything may bo done to 1 seeui n mini qualified in every way to Church under tho direction of Kupt. C W Wilson of tho Stato Industrial school, Jllss Ruth Clark oiganlat, There was a 1 (ttnmtlnnril- on l'aice Two) NO ACTION TAKEN TOWARD R. R. STRIKE Brotherhood Chairmen Ilowcveryf Get Nearer to a Vote on Hines' Proposition to Pay Overtime Freight Train Workers AMENDMENT SUGGESTED Mnn legate tit Cletvlnml Confer ence ( till in Member of Ilrother lioodn Jlue lleen Illxrrlmlnatcd A;;nlllit In Accent Wage Incrnuie Cleveland, Nov. 20. No action looking toward a railroad strlko by the four rall- roa(1 brotherhoods was taken to-day by for luncheon and one of the brotherhood chiefs announced that a vote on the over- tlme Proposition had been taken, but It uvc.ui-u ii.u. o na only a motion to vote on it was aOOpieO. ,when the conference reassembled this afternoon tho dlrectoi general's offer was again taken up. JIany amendments were offered by the delegates and further requests were sent to Washington for ex planation of its workings In connection , T T, .'T , 7 allowances, as stipulated by the director .general. It was learned from an authoritative source to-night that the delegates are opposed to accepting the proposition if all the arbitraries and allowances existing In many schedules at present are elim inated, figuring that the loss of these arbitraries and allowances is nearly equal to the amount gained by tho over time offer. Slany delegates claim the members of the four railroad brotherhoods have been discriminated against, it was said, In the recent granting of Increased wages to other railroad employes. The general chairman and chief execu tives of the firemen, conductors and train men were In session to-night working on figures to show how the timo and one half for overtime in slow freight service with the elimination of arbitraries and special allowances will affect their mem bers. IDENTIFIES HEBHSSAIQUT Mr, noblniion Confrontn Henry Liberty of llllrllnglon Woman Recovering From 1mo Iliillet Wound St. Albans, Nov. G. Jlrs. Joseph Robin son of Swanton, who was shot yester day morning following an attempted crim inal assault by Henry Liberty ,of Bur lington, Is resting comfortably to-day al though suffering somewhat from shock. Two bullet wounds, one In the left ear, tile other on the scalp back of the ear, will probably not prove serious. The woman Is at the home of her daughter, Jlrs. Howard Oreenla, on Railroad street In Swanton. Liberty, who claims he Is 33 years old, told Dr. S. W. Paige who attended him at the Franklin county Jail last night and tills morning, that he was accustomed to taking three to four grains of mor phine a day. He was very shaky and de lirious last night. Dr. Paige says a small amount of opium administered In pills quieted the man. Liberty was taken after his arrest to the home of James Brow, where Sirs. Robinson went following tho shooting and the woman Identified him as her assailant, although she said he had exchanged the cap which ho wore in tho morning for a hat. In his pocket was a piece of broken rope. The woman claimed the man attempted and partially succeeded in tying her ! hands when sho broke the rope. Liberty says he has a wife and three children living In Burlington, but he went to Jtontieal a few weeks ago and for two months lias been working in a livery stable In Olens Falls. He told tho au tliorltlen ho had served S days In tho Chittenden Jail for disturbing tha peaco and two months in tho Stato prison for horse stealing. Apparently ho Is nut much disturbed by his present plight. Sirs. Rohlnson bears an excellent repu tation in Swanto" .hi is Co yours old and a widow. TERRIFIC STORM RAGES ON LAKE SUPERIOR Sault Sto JIaxle, Jllch., Nov. SC. A ter rific storm over Lako Ruperlor to. day forced coast guards to abandon tho search for tho crew of the Slyron, lost Saturday and sent practically all ship ping Into shelter. Searclirni, declared upon returning hero that had the sixteen men survived in tho non-slnkablo life boats since tho Slyron went down, they could not hnve lived through the fury of last night's gale, accompanied by ninun talnous waves and near zero tempera ture Slarlnn men expressed fears for any ves sels that may have been unable to lay un before thn blizzard broke. Early to night however, no vet del had reported mishap. Tho three steamers grounded at Pino Island Hhoals, hlteflsh Point nnd Cellar Point Reef were unable to clear to-day hecaiiso of the storm. POINDEXTER ENTERS PRESIDENTIAL RACE Mitchell. S ., Nov 2C. Senator Sllles Polndexter of Washington, has entered the race for tno ouiiorHmeni or t lit Republican party lor I'romncnt at the proposed convention m ne iieiu a Plt-iTP December 2, it wiih announced to. day by Jamea Wesley Bryan, Poln dexter'M representative and a forme congressman from Washington, Kmmtor Polndexter Is tho third can dldato for tho republican nomination to launcn iii -..."i....h.. "mi i;u- s.aiurnay ior ..in.... ... ................ miners came to Washington" tho mine workers chosen In such a man- kota. having been preceded by Major cemetery. Beside her husband, she is ' new caim. to cr ,,. enph .letermlne from Leonard Wood and Governor Lowden survived by her ,d ''sms ''Tid timo to time. In order that the data of nll""lH: J,1, 1"1H0'(!;ro,herH. Jos-ph CuHl.Tug of arbitrate disputes, Wo understood necessary for tno consideration of this You may Und a purchaser for that net I Kprlngileld, .Mass., Stephen S. dishing that ho repretented the cabinet and in-1 .cnHnu'ITl.. I1Ko 10) of books through tho olaeslfled. and John T. Cufching- ot thla city, I directly tho president himself. Acting In1 (Continued o.. miBo 10) OPERATOR IDE FABULOUS PROFITS Washington. Nov, 26. Bituminous coal mines east of the Jllsslsslppl river In 1D17 made "What might be termed fabulous profits" the general average being from 100 to 150 per cent, on invested capital according to a statement Issued to-night by Secretary Glass, based on data furnished by experts of the Internal revenue bureau. "Coal operators generally In the United States In tho years 1911 nnd 1913 lost money when normal depletion and de preciation are taken Into consideration," the statement said. "What Is meant by this Is that proper Item In fixing costs, Is depreciation of plant and depletion of the cost or value of the coal in tho ground. , "In the latter part of 101G all coal com panies In the United States, save those In the extreme 'West began making money with the result, that the operations for the year 1916 generally show a profit of from 10 to 3j per cent, on capital In vested." In 1917 all bituminous coal mines cast , . ... of the Mlsslssppl river made what might, be termed fabulous profits, the general averuge being from 100 to 150 per cent, on I t.l'B.eu mimai, mu imiliU ueuiK Hum 15 to S00 per cent. i "In 1918 conditions were not so Rood In I the Appalachian and central competitive districts, profits generally being reduced 25 to 30 per cent, less than for the pro- I "u" r l"e rnilKO uemg irum io lu t 300 per cent, on invested capital. In the . west IMS conditions were better than in 1917, the profits in the Rock Slountain districts ranging as high as 400 per cent. on invesieu capital. "Unofficial figures for 1910, Incomplete of course, Indicate that profits of the.f onerator are less than for 1ril8 some of I operators are less man ior uu, some oi the operators claiming to have actually lost money." RINTERS' STRIKE COST S3 500 000 IN WAGES Month Will Elnie Before Ililill.lilng IluwIneNM RvturnH to ,oruiiil New York, Nov, 26-Aceordlng to esti mates made public to-night by the Print ers' League, the printers' strike In this city which has Just ended Involved a sacrifice of about ?3,;00,000 in wages by 10,000 of the strikers who earned from $40 to $75 a week. Among the employers, one plant alone places Its losses at 300, 000. The tie-up affected more than "VI shops. A month will elapse. It is expected, before the Industry returns to normal. CO. L. TO BE FORMED AT NEWPORT DEC. 2 Stontpeller, Nov. 2C Adjutant-General H. T. Johnson has received the report from Newport that the organization of Company L of the Vermont National Guard will tako place In Newport Decem ber 2. The officers elected are: Captain, Reginald Buzzcll; lieutenants, Donald Emery and A. W. West. The latter was captain of the home guard company in that city while the other two men saw service In France. The first lieutenant is a son or curlls l'.mery, well Known throughout Vermont. The work of or - crnnfzlni? tlie rnnm.inv tn MontneMer Is r, ...r, , j ... advancing very slowly. DELAY TAKING MRS. PARKER TO WINDSOR, Jlontpeller, Nov. 2fi. The mittimus wnicn win sooner or uuer commit .Mrs. Isabella Parker to the house of correction for not less than two years, has been placed by the clerk of Washington county couri in tne nanns ot .-menu !. it. rracy. Jlrs. Parker Is now lu bed, so that tho sheriff will not hurry about committing the woman, that is ho will glvo a rea sonable time, that humanity may not have a chance to crltlcizo Two physi cians will examine the woman before she leaves tho ptaco where she. is stopping In Barre. She will go tn Windsor in chargo of a nurFe, If necessary. Prob ifhly unless something not now known occurs, she will bo taken tn Windsor within a week. She was sentenced for conducting a houso of 111 fame In Barre. Sho was arrested on tho charge of mur dering Sirs. Luclnda C. Broadwoll, which chargo is to bo nol prossed, stated the attorney-general. It Is understood that friends will try to havo Governor Clem nnt take action so shi will not have to go to Windsor. DR. BERKLEY BUYS RICHARDSON PROPERTY St. Albans, Nov. 25, A real estate transaction of unusual Interest and tl(inilt n nn lin U limit n -i m nlntrtrl nhnrn. by the Richardson property on Fair- -'Pl "lorp lmm v' " '" ' " . field street has been purchased hy Dr. I 11,11 that a Recent American standard lsn t O. ( Berkley through his attorney, i permitted." II. Elinor Wheeler. The property is. In explaining his statement at the Joint among tho most valuable in the city 1 conference. Dr. Garfield said that In com and Includes a largo house, a care-) putlng the wage advance ho had accepted laker's house, lame stable and about l Secretary Wilson's estimate of 79 per six acres of land. Dr. Berkley pur- chases the houso for a residence. Ills office will continue to ho located on North Slain street, MRS. ARTHUR SIIARPE DIES IN CHICAGO St. Albans, Nov. 25. Word was re ceived In tho city this noon of the deatli yesterday morning following nn operation of Sirs. Arthur Sliarpe of Uli.irrm ll'IIU Mtuu mitrilll ... V, i i .'..,.i. r ii, ,.itv Tim ii. iiimuiih 1... lii-mii'ht tn St. Altiaus hoi v will - - - . , . . , nr i in Tii-niiosai nv noprni irv i snn. Operators Will Think It Over but Some of Then, Are Inclined to Believe That the Increase of , Workers' Pay without Taking It Out of the Public, Will Mean Closing the Mines Gar field Says to Give Miners More Than JL4 per Cent. Raise Would Put Them in a Preferred Class of Labor Washington, Nov. 16. A government plan for settling the soft coal strike which embodied a fourteen per cent, wage in crease for miners nnd the stipulation that there should be no Increase In the prlco'pald by the public, was laid beforo miners nnd operators to-night by Fuel Administrator Garlleld. John L. Lewis, acting president of the United Jline Workers of America, an nounced that the miners would not ac cept. After a three-hour conference at which representatives of the miners openly de clared the new scale was "Insulting" and till.. Ill IV uui'aiiinicil t. VJH .IVllt, U.D CM,- FCa)e ommlttce comp0sed of miners and operators met to consider the settlement plan, and quickly adjourned. Another ,,. ,1,1 V. 1,-1,1 ,.nr,n. h ,. ,n nnnt ,vhll not , ,st-, -i.i., ...,. .i v,.. th(J opprator3 to bo de'nnte, Thomas T. Brewster, chairman of the Coal Opera- ton). nssoc,at,on declared the Garfield 14 , ..., frmnllv ollmlnntml Secrctary Alison's proposal for a 31 per cent. Increase. 'The operators aro ready to negotiate a new wage agreement " Brewster said, "rt,nlto Dr . Onrfletd'n statement that the . , vrnmT,. ,V,M, . n,ni, n artVane 1 lh' pr"-o "i i-uai. There wns n shnvn note nf nrotest from 4. . moro man it is now paying ior coal, tho miners over the. amount of Increase. unIess It lg necessary to do so In or whlch was much lower than they had cler t0 I)rovae reasonable wages to tin expected. Frang Farrlngton, president of .n.i,.rn ,i rnCn,i,in mfn ! the Illinois district of miners, was cherred I when h0 llcclaretl thlU unlon mcn ln ms State would not accept it. Answering : r arrington, wno wanicu to Know it miners retusmg to kotk.' -ouki ue ci,,t,eu , public ought to be required to pay as outlaws, Dr. Garlleld said the govern- j any increase In co..'l prices at this ment could not compel anybody to work, j time. ' but that It would provide every protec- "Tho prices fixed by tho government on tio'n for those willing to so into the mines I coai ,vore calculated to increase produc and give the country the coal It needs, tion for war purposes. Coal was basic While the sub-scale committee will give and the Increase in production was im conslderation to the proposition tho full peratlve. The operators are now In u committee, representing both sides, will celpt of raarEins whloh Vere necessary remain here to receive any plan ot 1 t0 cffect that increase of production, but settlement that might be agreed upon. whlch are larger than aro required un Oporators hero will meet to-morrow der prp,cnt conditions. It was estlmat to decide whether to grant the increase e( tnat tne production needed for 1D18 in view of Dr. Garfield's positive an-L.as COO.000,000 tons. The estimate for nouncement that no Increase In the price 01 coai wouiu ne auoweu. -wany, AppiyiB the principles sent forth in of them shared the view-expressed by araBraph two of the statement of No Phil H. Penna, operator, of Terre j vembor 21j wncn the averagL. increases Haute, Indiana, that some of the larg- , waBC1 sl)ce m3 for tne varl0U3 ciassed est companies would be forced to shut-of mme workers are ,i0,lucted from tho down if that much increase weroi lncreasu ln the cost of llvlnR slnco that ltn William Green, secretary of the Unit ed Jllno Workers, declared to-morrow would sec .the end of all negotiations as "the operators are opposed to grant ing any Increase and the miners can iu n.c on the figures given by Many ot tho miners not proceed I rjr, Garfield j,a,j they agreed with Alexander nowat. president of the Kansas Jlln- ' ...v. A nnn..nnA,i ,r ('la ITIIU UIIIIUUIIVL'.I 41. W V illU llll , nolo to receive a wage hero that will i ! guarantee us a decent living 3G3 days ln the 'car'Mw0 wlu p home and tight To pay higher wages than the pro-, 1 ' ,, , jmiocu u wijiuu lunnu iiiiiifii a .1 1,1 ' "would result In the' payment by tho public of an enormous, ' fun(1 tn a 'minority" Dr. Garfield said. ( replying to questlotiH from Frank Far- . pimrtnn nresl.lent nf thn Tiiliiniu .il. trlct of the United Jtlne- Workers. Such a situation. Dr. Garfield added, does not differ from that of a. corpora tion that attempts to add to Its profits at the expense of the few. Dr. Garfield explained that ho was not trying tn dictate to tho wiiro scale com mittee what It should do, but that he was prepared to say that regardless of tho amount of wage advance agreed to hy the operators and miners, the public would not bo called upon to pay moro for Its coal. Dr. Garfield said at the meeting that tho lowest wages paid to miners wns $17.") a day, nnd that working 200 days a year thn minimum average annual re turn amounted to $150. This sum. he ad ded, "Is a little higher than wages in other employment, nnd this Is without considering thn fourteen per cent. In crease. " iV m J inn Workers asked if $9.,n was stiff I- c out tn maintain American standards of "That depends on circumstances", said Dr. Garfield. "There are very few who cent increase ln the cost of living since 1913, which was the highest estimate mado I h nnybody. 1-,.. r!ffnl.l .lnnluvml that minnr4 tn. day were receiving higher wages without foiitllt liu and coudjtlous in the mines, tho 14 per cent increase- than any oilier "s ages nnd profits, and the. class of workers In tho country. ; Kdicral relation between operators and At tho opening of tho meeting, Dr. ! "' workers. Therefore, to aid in ap Garfield read his statement carefully. PM"? M I nclploH which have govern whlle both sides gave him tho closest at- '1 ' alul whlch tlhul1' ovcr rt'nc" tentlon, Ho declared that he was not .-' conclusions lu the future, it is urged a proposal, hut a statement of fact. that a permanent consultative body witli Lewis. Jumping to his fcet.nt tho con- l""''1 advisory power, bo set up con- elusion of tho fuel administrator's state ,, ,,.. .! , V-,,,.. .ht l.n.l i, '"i-", .." ... ....... ...... ..wwi. his official capacity Secretary Wilson ot fercd 1he miners an advance of jU six tenths per cent. "Does the government intend to re pudiate tho act of Its authorized agent or abide by If" "There is no gentleman In the cabinet I respect more than Secretary Wilson," Dr. Garfield replied. "His powers are clearly defined. Among other things hit. duties aro to effect conciliation. But under tho labor act the President was em powered to control prices and that rtuty was conferred upon tho fuel administra tion. You cannot fix prices without affect ing wages and you cannot change wages without affecting prices. "Both Secrctary Wilson and I both frankly realize this difficulty but I can not allow it to stand in the way of doing my duty. It Is not my understandlngsthat Secretary Wilson made a definite offer to cither the miners or operators, but that ho merely suggested a basis on which you might Ret together." Dr. Garfield said the cabinet approved the basis of settlement as presented. DR. GARFIELD'S STATESIENT T1 f flfirflolfl'a Glnl.mnnt In tlin 1nlnt conference of mlner3 an(I operatoI.s 10 .'. . .. un tno lnst' announced tnat tnQ publlc must not be asked to pay ., , ..... : t0 the operators. Careful Investlnttion . forces mo to the conclusion that, in ac- cordanco with this and the other prln- clples set forth on tho 24th lnst.. the . 1919 ls 500,000,000 tons 1 tlmn wo ni-rlv'n nt thn nmnnnt nf ndrtl. tlonal Increase In wages Justifiable at the present time. "I have taken the figures of the bit- i reau of labor statistics for both cost ot vn and fQr weighted averago ot ,ncrcaies. According to these fig. pei cent since 1913 and the amount necessary to bring the average wages of mine work. I ers up to this point at the present time Is 14 per cent. "Readjustments heretofore made since 1913 were such as to givo certain classes of mine workers an average increase in ! excess of the increase in the cost oi "v""r- an" certain oiners an average in- 11 t',iru Ut'lllll 1IIC 1 1 1 U 1 fU2-r III llll! lual l,L "vlnc' Tllls fnrr" of a'IJ"-st.ment was mallp 1,1 order to establish ot preserve ' fortain relative bases in the mining In- I d us try. 1 do not think this condition, however, ought to result in giving to initio workers as a wohle, and In conse quence and Imposing uion tho public, a total average Increase In excess of the total average increase in the cost of liv ing, because If tills course be adopted, tho result would be that the total in creased burden placed upon the mining Industry will be far In excess nf tho In crease In the cost of living If this principle were applied In Industries gen erally. It Is obvious that the resulting cost would be passed along In the gen eral public and the increased wages would IncreHso In a rapid spiral taking as a minimum the percentage of Increase in the cost of living. In tho long run this would add many new and serious burdert to the cost of living nf the entire public and would -fall more injuriously upon th" I working classes than upon any nther I "It seems to me that the reasonable lw"' t",lcul wlt til'" situation Is to glvo , whnle an average in- comln;illurlltB wlth , lneKreag(, M" "'YT, f "V'T "V" !,et, j '"' ' 1 " ' Tf f I'Irtlnei in ac- will. ill. l- ,,lil ilti' n.ihu Hiinrji llllll UIU acceptable to the employers and tho em ployes. "Control of prices by the government will he maintained for tho present "The present negotiation stands by It self, but II Is far from disposing of tho fundamental controversy between opera tors and mine workeis. That contro versy IS- bound to be a continuing ono as matters now stand. It Involves living slating of the secretary of tho interior as chairman and of an equal number of representatives of tho operators and of