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nn r MES rlP Iff K " nAtmw mmnfAvm mvrAv aph tt . v in-20. ' ' PRICE; TWO, CENTS. VOL. XXIV NO. 24. GOVERNMENT WILL ACT IF MAILS ARE IMPEDED IN RAILROAD STRIKE jPostoffice Department Sent Out Instructions To-day j to Report Any' Obstruc i tions, Directly or Indi ; rectly or Otherwise, in i the Passage of Mails as Result of the Strike. 'INSURRECTION" MOVE ON WANE IN THE WEST Passenger Service on Cen tral Railroad of New Jersey Was Suspended at Noon, Orders Being Given to Suspend the Sale of Tickets. Washington, D. C, April 12. Vigor ous ant ion will be taken if thorn is any interference witih (be transportation of the mail a, a result of the railroad strikes, it wa announced to-day at the postoffice department. Otto Prac ger, second assistant postmaster gen eral, has sent the following telegram of instruction to all superintendents of the railway mail service: . "Instruct, all chief clerks, transfer clerks and others to report any ob- trnw inns. direetlv or indirectly bv V consDiracv or otherwise with passage of mails as result of strikes, together with names of person or persons in volved. Bring to immediate attention of local postoffine inspectors, inspector in charge ami United States district at torney, with request that offenders be vigorously prosecuted if facts warrant. Pen section sixteen ninety, seventeen twelve, seventeen fourteen and seven teen eighteen postal laws." Reports to the postoffice department lo-day were .-uioouraging. Chicago re ported that local conditions werij "very ' -good" and that the "rairwavcompiuies handling all mails promptly.'' A report from New York said condi tions had imp.wed and a similar re port came from St. Loui. Soma de lay in mail was reported from a" num ber of points where the men are on strike, but officials said that thus far there had been no serious olwtruction of tha mails. "PASSENGER SERVICE WAS SUSPENDED About 35,000 Committers Were Affected By the Order on Central Rail road of New Jersey. ew York. April 12. The Central railroad of Now ,Ierey suspended all psenger service at noon to day, when agents were ordered to stop selling tickets. The road covers the state of New .Tcrsey and the suspension order affects approximately 5.S.(MHI com mil ler. Additional crew, of the electric loco motives which handle Pennsylvania and Ohio passenger trains between the Manhattan transfer Mat km in .Jersey City and New York, struck this morn ing, further hampering service. Fifty of thce crews walked out lat night. Several crews of incoming Long Is land trains went out thi forenoon, but -with a cut schedule and the great majority of, its yard anil train em pkve loyal, the road announced that it vva n'"' threatened -with a drastic tie up. Working trainmen, however, are refusing to hsndle trains which have been absndoned by other crews, causing difficulty. Long Island official said. This necessitated cancellation ol the Far Rm-ksway train thi morning. Scene of wild disorder followed the opening of the ga, es at the Pennsyl vania tatu thi morning when a five-ear train which usually ba ten onche wa msde ready to pull out for Philadelphia. More than 3.1XXI men and women stormed the platform, sweep ing gate tender and guard out of rh wait. About LOW crowded into the tr n. A not a posted at the Pennylvani station announced -thai "several train." scheduled to arrive this morn ing would not rea h here "for various reasons." Thee train included th Metropolitan F.pre due at I0:l : k and the New York Express due t 7 :3. The tra n crew of ;lw Pennsylvania. R..-on Fxpre. due front Ho fin at :!. a. m.. abandoned it here. Pawn er for Philadelphia were transferred to liv-a.. Copies of the following telegram were be eg distributed to dy at the Pennsylvania terminal: "Nr.ke i lilejsl. aifainst our broth rhm.l an.! ajrin ja'li.md. tur ex istence i at taks'"' (ur member in-- fie.l under c rrun! ari.-e in w.r-k.rg in h:li yard and mad erv:.-e 1 h'p rmr rgi'i r'in. i .wnnui c anf res") begw tfl p:eti "s-.tiiat -n m. m ,r,g I.. L. Vjwr.J, pte Jcnt O-d.r f r,;ey 'ndciv, ( .iar Pap d. la " IrmiVe ae4 Je'sr on tV New wk. Nw Hare a Mir fwi f ' irg a niMii lst a fh "f yard w.ir t Haw J a: is. were jr i ia"y totrre. t nf-t, nt : tk I.-himI t !t; s';r . 1 n f ttr ar i L. k:.ra e f n I V r t 1 ' ."e-".! 'T i" 7.. fr-i! i. ! Jst fan tn . ar s. r Vt tfVa f tV Ne "'1 announced the rond had bmiicht in IS cars of livestock this morning. Two of five 6(.ear livesitock trams wmcn icii. Chicago yesterday for New York will ,.nli 1f i,--Aw if -tra. stflted. itriii niTir lair ,-.,, ... strikers, meeting in Jersey City, barml all newspapermen except a im porter from the New York Call, a so cialist paper. "INSURGENT' FORCES ARE BREAKING UP In the Territory West of Pittsburg, Men Are Resuming Their Places of Employment. Chicafo. April" 12. T)evelopments west of Pittsburg in the switchmen's unauthorized strike to-day were re garded by railroad brotherhood officials as pointing toward a gradual dissolu tion of the insurgent forces, but in the east, where the walkout was joined in several districts by trainmen, the situation assumed a more serious aspect. In the central and far west numer ous reports of defections from the strikers' ranks followed the report of the first important, break at Columbus, O., where tlOO switchmen voted to re turn to work. At Chicago, admitted the keystone of the walkout, railroad officials were presented "terms for settlement of the strike," whicH included recognition of the new union formed by dissenters from the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen and the Switchmen's Union of North America. In the settlement offer proffered by John Grunau, pres ident of the Chicago Yardmen's asso ciation, who called the strike, at least one radical concession was made- abro gation of the claims for back pay de manded by the older organizations in their contracts with the government. That possibly would mesn a saving, of hundreds of thousands of dollars to the railroads, it was said. Other clauses in the propose' settle ment agreement demauded granting of the original wage increase called for in the strike announcement, to be effec tive upon the return of the men to work: Eight -hour basic day, and time and a half for overtime, Sundays and holidays, and double time for overtime on Sundays and holidays. In addition to the gradual improve ment claimed by railroad heads in the Chicago district which the brotherhood official said presaged a return to nor mal throughout the country, the organ ization leaders pointed to the vote at c.lun.hii. Fort Wavne. Ind.. Akron, O., and Saginaw, Mich., aa marking definite breaks in the strike. At Akron, striking switchmen on the Erie, Baltimore A Ohio and Akron, Canton & Youngstown railroads voted to return to work; 2."0 of the 300 strik ers at Fort Wayne voted to return to the yards this "morning and the re maining workers, employes of the New York Central, will meet to-day to de cide their course. At Saginaw 100 Per Marquette switchmen decided to return to work to-day and volunteered to go to Detroit. Toledo, Ludington and Flint to aid in restoring normal service. In the far west and various other cities in the middle west local unions voted not to join the strike, Seattle. Tacoma. Hverett and Auburn. Wash., and Cincinnati, Little Rock, Ark., Mem phis, Tenn., and St. Joseph, Mo., guiicbmcn registering that intention. Officials of the Terminal Railroad association at St. Louis said conditions were improved. The company's cngi; neers voted to remain "loyal." The first vole on a sympathetic strike in ( a..sd was negative, the Winnipeg. Man., branch of the Inter mit ional Switchmen's union deciding not to sanction any sympathetic walk out. Despite thci.e report", however. Gru nau declared. "We are going to win," "All reports that I have been able to gather are the entire country is tied up. I have received telegrams from St. Louis. Kansas City, Columbus. Cleveland, Detroit. San FrancUeo. San Antonio and other rail centers. Many of these communications report that even more men are walking out." In the Chicago district and at neigh boring steel centers thousand of men were idle to-day liecause of the strike. At the Chicago stockyard premises of a minimum delivery of lrt carloads to dav brought more optimistic outlook, although hundreds of men still would remain idle. Because eastern hipments were cut nfl killing necessarily ss reduced, said Everett C. Brown,' president of the Chicago Livetk exchange. Steel mill at Youngstown. O.. were idle to-day lie-aue of a coal shortage, and steel mills and coke ovens at Gary. Ind.. were crippled seriously. Nine thousand men were idle at the Amer ican Sheet & Till Tin Plate plant at Cary. The Iike (arrirs' association at Toledo annoumcd that the opening to day of lake navigation bad leen post Koed because of the rail tie up. in requesting negotiation looking toward end ng the rike. Preiilent (riinan of the local s ii-hiiicn' new (ociation said ceTitrai-t the railroad nave with the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen and the Sithmin' Union of North America do not apply to fnrmhers of hi union. "Thev do not aflWt the memhership 5 the (fiK-tt'O Yardmen's oriatiofi." f.riiiiau hL "a o'ir memler ho were meniler of tre other rtfani tion. have, m nejr'y all cae. tfvir rr'KDat -n f.'e. Therefore, no -trai-t iid ,n the past ha any bear in? nn the p-em wlknit. vhoti' i hi. demanrf fw nt. l.nmni 4dni. it wnl4 b st pnia'ed the rmni ontvr In I . . A. mm d mnt the oMt m raniat s-n CLEVELAND JfEAJUY TIED CP. 1 Fe4-tfl Were V eve4 in Early Vora- ir.g Hr Talar. I Ievr4 . A;.r ' 12 W.-h sh e t. c.r-a r4 yT'l ' i w Vj : k i ' .r-. 't" 4 Va 1 4'Jr . tmr w m--k, . ! fii re4 IRISH WORKERS ARE CALLED OUT General Strike Ordered To morrow as Demand for Release ' of Prisoners SOME BRANCHES " NOT INCLUDED Movement Is' Also Protest Against Treatment of Political Prisoner Dublin, April liit. -The officials of the Irish Trades Union congress and the Jnbor party to-day issued a call to the workers of Ireland for a general strike throughout tint country to-morrow as a protest' agalns-l the treatment, of. political prisoner. The officials in their fall demand the release of those imprisoned for political offenses. The general strike call docs not af feot those employed on newspapers, the .telegraph service, the bakers, the humanitanian services and necessary workers amon horse and cattle. SINN FEIN APPEAL FOR INCARCERATED Saya Several 6f Prisoners in Dublin re in Grave Danger and Prayers are Being Recited for Them. Pnri. April 12 -George Gavan Ibiffy. Sinn Fein member of Parliament and envoy of the Irish republic tf the peace conference, is bringing to the of ficial attention of 'that body the treat ment of political prisoners in Dublin. His step was actuated by the follow ing telegram which he received yester day from Dublin: "Over 100 republican prisoner incar cerated in Mount Joy prison in Dublin as common criminals, many being de tained on suspicion w it hotst charge, have been on a . hunger strike since (Sunday, April 4.- They demand the ob servance of the agreement obtained by Bishop Marerory and the lord mayor of Dublin, whereby the English govern ment undertook to reeognixe the ape cial status of political prisoners. "Several men are in grave danger and crowds are reciting prayer for the dying at the gates of the jail." 'The telegram wa signed by Kath leen Clarke, of the board of aldermen, and Madamw O'Rahilly, for the repub lican prisoners' committee. 2-10 westbound freight cars and Hft cars of eastbonnd foodstuffs from midnight, to 7 a. ni., all Cleveland freight termi nals were tied up this morning. Interest centered chiefly on the out come of a closed meeting of five local lodge of the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen to be held this afternoon, at which President W. G. Lee of the train men and Samuel Gompcrs, president of the American Federation of Ijibor, will address the men. NEW ENGLAND SERVICE ' BEING CURTAILED But This Section Has Thus Far Not Proven Good Soil for Spread of Strike Propaganda. Boston. April 12. Curtailment of all traffic, p.iscnger. freight, and expre, on through line of railroads in New England, wa the result indi'-ated to day of the outlaw strike of railroad men. Report indicated that efforts of the strikers to obtain recruits in the New EiiglKiid states had proven un availing. The only break in the rank of the loyal workers wa short lived. It oc curred at Worcester when fewer than 100 switchmen walked out Sunday morning ami returned to their work within 12 hours. Memlier of the rail road worker' local here ami in other New England cities at meetings la-t night voved to remain at work. The New York. New Hnven and Hartford railroad made the mot dras tic curtailment in service, due to con dition at New York, in addition to a freight embargo embracing all but ne cessities, a reduction wa made in the number of paenger and express trains. Parlor and dining car were dropped from all hut two tra;n on the Boston New ork run. and eight expre train cancelled. The Boston and Abany railroad dropned a'l parlor and bagcge car on the Boston New York day trains The movement cf freight on hi rwd with,n New England ha not been at ferted rioiily. The Bton and Maine retM.rted all traffic virtually normal. Ixril traffic oa the road i not ef fected. WORSE IS PHILADELPHIA. Many Men Joined Striken After Per sisting in Working for a Time. Ph.iedelvVa. April 1 2. -Strike condi tion in and aroun l Pluia telphiw were reortrd wars day. Many fnn ho h.t remsmei at woik. pune.l the striker. iHis tnorn.r.r Between CVi and w-tlmn and otheT at the Baltimore and 'hi aion m tb' ni y .irnk at mwfivjrt The We Ph lad -'f h a fre V" ja-H n( t Pfrt'thin a raj i d are r.w fts) with fre gM. mh cf whh i jThf.-e sit l haJer ' m .".. ww r4 -rat r,e inJ 4 H- strike t'-d. i- -cr v r,g - p art I Kr.ns: r.j ij,tm f !rc g t an rn-i mpn ra:, v. TTr - , . I FRANCE GROWS CONCILIATORY Millerand Would Like Per sonal Talk With Lloyd George on Dispute , BUT WOULDN'T JOIN WIDER CONFERENCE France Believes That At tempt Is Being Made to Discipline Her Paris, April 12 (By the Associated Pressi. Nothing ha as yet been de cided as to Premier Millerand's ata-te-ment at the supreme eouncil meetings at Ran Remo and it was declared this morning in reliable sources that if the conference there is to discuss the mis understanding between- France and Great Britain he will not go at all. A personal talk on the subject tvitb Prrmier Lloyd George would be wel comed by the French premier if Mr. Lloyd George could find it convenient to come to Paris, but it is considered in official circles that as the point at issue interests France and Great Brit ain only, it is needless to discuss it before d'he representatives of the other powers. It is held here that f he British gov ernment, in persisting in the discus sion, has put the matter in a form where H m difiicNlt to see -what satis faction it is possible to give. Frani-e has not been asked to evacuate Frank fort, snd the impression is gaining ground, it is indicated, that vhait. is sought above all is to discipline France. Premiep- Millerand's reply to the lat est British note has not vet been made public, but it is declared to make no material change in the situation. It, expresses regret that there has been occasion for any controversy, but it points out that if France acted alone in her occupation move east of the Rhine, it was because she was left alone in the face of a situation which required prompt action. - The note assured Great Britain that, France is determined to remain faith ful o the alliance, but it intimates that the government canno promise to abstain from defending the interest confided to if when its action ia nrt contrary to the objects of that alli ance. . , The foreign office has not received any further replies from the powers to its notice of the occupation oi rnn fort, but it is learned that Baron Mat sui. he Japanese ambassador, has tin officially stated that Japan has no ob ject ion "to the action of France. The softened tone of the oorrepond ence with Great Britain ia noted with some satisfaction, but it was remarked with some urprie, It was said, that while negotiations over questions dis agreeable to adversaries of the entente were conducted with a deliberation that whs sometimes wearing to pa tience, the British government had es tablished a record fr rapidity in de veloping its grievance against an ally. BRITISH REPLY RECEIVED. Ambassador Earl of Derby Presented It This Afternoon. Paris. April 12. -The earl of Derby. British ambassador to France, deliv ered to Premier MVjlemnd at 1 o'clock this afternoon the British reply to -the French premier's note of last evening. M. Millerand refused to discuss the contents of the note with he newspa per correspondents. Immediately after receipt of the note M. M.llerand left to call upon President Deschanel. who bad arrived at the Lyons station from a short holiday on the Riviera at 12:n0 o'clock, and wa jtit. then reaching the Elyee palace. The premier was received before the preident had discarded his traveling clothes. VERBAL EXPLANATIONS Are Expected to Eliminate Differences Between France and Great Britain. Pari. April 12. Verbil explanation which may eliminate differences of opinion between England and France relative to the advance of French forces eat of the Rhine accompanied -Great Britain' answer t Fremier Miller and latest note, according to the Pe the parisien. Other newpaper poiut out that it is to the interest of the ailie that any i-oiitroversv lx:wen France and tireat Britain be settled before the meeting of the supreme allied council at San Pcmo. the Echo de Pari saying it is necessary for the earl of Derby to re sume hi place in the conference of am bassadors before the supreme count il meet . GUATEMALA STIRRED BY A REVOLUTION Opponents of Pres. Cabrera are Said te Have Gained Control of Guatemala City. Washington. D. C April 12.-The long thrca ened revolution in t.uate mala aj:sint President Estrada t a brera finally ba broken out. Report to-day to the tate department said tbe fponept of the president, had ra.nd control of tiuatemaia City aft er some street Pght'ig. A mar.ne guar! fro-n the cutter Ta on,a awl u"r.-nai ine crder Niagara hi Wn landed to protect the Airn-i i 'an !ega.in. MANY ESUME WORK. Approximately 0 Per Ceat are Back at Columbus. ( .. .it) bu. . A(.ri' Li - Arpro'v e-e y p' cent of te :r,k ejf I a'ti n nr'l"'cj r the rnsT,i I ra.'road hr" rriuTwH tv wrk ih m rn.ni. cwd -2 ' "on T"?' '"rT"' . arr.n n f 'hr r, !! -v .ins ne ',' -! t : itwsK.rgs to si. te sjetife Tie fie.r a-li'-n. . . : - - ' ' ' UNIVERSAL TRAINING UP IN THE SENATE Pending Motion Is That of McKelUr to Strike Out Provisions for Volun tary Training of Youths. Washington, D. C, April 12,-The Senate to-day was- prepared to again grapple with the question of universal military training in resuming consid eration of tbe army reorganiration bill. Pending was the motion of Senator McKellar, Democrat,' Tennessee, to strike out provisions for .voluntary training of youths from 18 to 28 years of age which were substituted last week for the military committee's com pulsory training plan. Chairman Wadsworth of the military committee and other advocates of uni versal training were prepared to oppose the motion of Senator McKellar and the latter was doubtful whether his motion would prevail. Passage of the army bill within a few days wag believed probable al though elimination of the compulsory training provisions, it was conceded, would necessitate many changes in the bill. In view of the tabling of the compulsory training plan. Senator Wadsworth proposed to insist on au thorizing a regular army of at least 300,000 men and striking out provisions which would have reduced the regular force 6 per cent annually for five years. Another sharp controversy was in sight over tbe bill's provisions making the seleetive draft effective automati cally upon declaration of war. Sen ator Reed of Missouri advised leaders he and others would oppose the plan. MAN JUMPED, DEAD; MAN STAYED, ALIVE Lieut. Richard W. Wright of Cleveland Tried to Escape Flames in Blazing Airplane White Near Cam den, N. J. , Camden. V. .1., April 12.Lieut. Richard W. Wright of Cleveland died here to day of injuries received in bis leap on Saturday from a blazing postal airplane, 200 feet in the air. Lieut. Mark C. Hogue, pilot of the plane, who did not jump, left the hos pital today. BOY SMUGGLER SHOT. Was Trying to Bring in Truckload of Whiskey and Gin. Rouses Point, X. Y., April 12.--Jo-sepb Agin, tv former newsboy on the Rutland railway running into Routes Point, was ahot, in the shoulder early yesterday morning while attempting to get by. the customs officers wkh a Ford truckload of whiskey and gin. After the officers, who were from this place, had shot at the truck Agin went some distance, but was finally over taken near Cooperville. Even hen, he attempted to escape through the Held, but was captured. He was taken to Plattsburg, where in tbe afternoon he furnished bail of o40 at a hearing before V. S. Com missioner Gilliland, following which he went to a hospital to have the shot rr moved. The rapture wa made at 4:55 a. m. The boor.e was in egg cases. There were 14 of them-containing about two doren hottlen each. Agin i about H." vears old. 14 is thought his wound will not prove serions. The officer ay they intended to hit a tire on the truck. HUNGARIAN TRf:ATY UNDER DISCUSSION At the Council of Ambassadors Which Was Held t Paris To-day Earl of Derby Was Present. Paris. April 12.The earl of Derby, Great Britain's amlasador to Fran-e. attended the council of ambassador here this morning. The Hungarian r..t- the sole matter under dis cussion, all other questions being ex cluded. GET 48-HOUR WEEK. Woonsocket Mill Operatives Largely Resumed Their Work. Woonsock.it, R. I. April 12.-With the excep-ion of few mule spinners, nA ih r. in statement of one of their number they claim was dis charged, operative of the Manville company's Sicial and Nourse mills here returned to work thi morning, their demands for a 4S hour week having been granted. Tk. , II- I, . t lw-n closv.l a-bolit 10 days following tbe demand for a re duction in working hour with a cor responding reduction in pay. The Man- viile mill at junvuir i-" - -48-hour schedule thi morning.' Ail tliree plants previously had operated on a 54 hour weekly schedule. Nearly 4.000 worker a'e efTcled by the v...,..l t,o,,T. in t!ie :hree mills. The tilobe mill here of the ame company contiuue on a "4 hour basi. the work ers there having voted in favor of con tinuing this -rieiuie. NATIONAL MARINE LEAGUE. Holding Expositim ia New York Secretary of Commerce a Speaker. Now York. April 12.- The National Marine league ne,l an epoition here odav with a luncheon, at which Se.-retry of Commerce AWan-tcf wa the chief .oeaker. The cipn.it ion will !.! a we-k. I ln A ' ...l.s- rc model "f vanoii craft and eshibn by the I n ted Mates navy, shipping lrd and privaie r- ganiat.-m iliu'trat ng pnae oi sn. buiiding and oj-eratine. RIFLE SHOOTING RECOGNIZED. As a College Sport by Yale Athletic Association. Y. II., .n tonn. Al'ril 12-R,e h.wt rg haa r-" reoi'd by t' i Aihielw- --Jti-s as a irifior r"Tt iM wt.' s" f 1 m gra x- wva'cw. ! W m i'li liar A twl 14. lwrm-rt.il . r,l M..,,t,-t!s !' "f Te. h Vir Tbe l! I lias - v tuA LittUwrn Sfd iw s CATAPULTED TO THE STREET Passengers Hurled Out of Car on New York Elevated Line DOZEN WERE TAKEN TO HOSPITALS Trains Collided, " Knocking One Car Off the Structure ' New York, April 12. Paesengers on an elevated train had remarkable escapes from death to-day when they were cafapulter to the street, a dis tance of 25 feert, in. the midst of debris of the car in which tb.ey were riding to work. ' 4 The front car of a train was knocked off the elevated structure on the Xinth avenue line near Trinity church' by a collision with another train, and demol ished. The wreckage was wedged in between the elevated structure and the side of a brick building a dozen feet away. The fifteen people in the demolished car sifted through debris to .the street and about a dozen of them were re moved to hospitals, the only woman passenger in the car being seriously hurt. The moitorman. who had disappeared, finally appeared at the scene ni the ac cident after being treated for slight bruises and is said to have told official investigator that he ran by a signal. ATTORNEY GENERAL HEARS STRIKE REPORTS Conferred with Officials of the Depart ment of Justice nd Heard That Situation Was Serious. Washington. D. C. April 12. Attor ney General Palmer returned to Wash ington to-day and immediately con ferred with officers of the department of justice, who have been keeping in close touch with the railreed strike situation. There was no indication what recommendations they laid before the attorney general, but they said the situation was serious. Mr. Palmer's aides had received to day a new sheaf of telegraphic reports on conditions at points ot rtist.urDane. but they refused to disclose their con tents. It was understood that staff attor neys had begun preparation of govern mental briefs for legal action in event Mr. Palmer decides to take a hand in the settlement of the trouble. WOOD IN MASSACHUSETTS. Citixens of All Walks of Life Extended Welcome at Pittsfield. Pittsneld. Mass., April 12. Citirena in all walks of life extended a welcome to General Leonard Wood, candidate for the Republican nomination for president, here this morning. This was the first stopping place of a three days' spenkmfc tour in New England. Many public buildings dipiayen tne national color, and all partisan teeimg were thrown aside for the time being. Among those who greeted General Wood were former United States Sen ator William (Yane of Ilalton. one of the "big four" unpledged candidates for delegate to the national conven tion, and .lames B. Saverv of Pittsburg, unpledged candidate for district dele- I gate. Following breakfast at a local i hotel, trf-neral Wood was tendered a reception at the Shire City club and later he also addressed a pulilic garn ering at the municipal building. He left during the morning by automobile for.Holyoke. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY For Women in Ministry Advocated at M. E. Conference. Kingston, X. Y., April 12. Efiial opportunity for women in the niims trv and on church hoard was advocat ed" in a memorial adopted to-day by the New ork Methinlist Epiwopal conference and sent to the general con ference of the church. A committee re port denounced attempts to amend the Vols trad act and commended brewers who had converted their plants to the manufacture of food. FLINT, MICH BOOMS. Population More Than Doubled in the Past 10 Years. Washington. 1). C. April 12 - Pop ulation statistic, annouin-ed to--day by the cenvi bureau included: Flint, Miih.. ,.il.."W. inreae o.1.(M!. or LIT per cent over l!Ul. Adrian. Midi., ll.s7H. increase 1.115, or 10.4 per cent. Waliash, Ind. increase 1.15. o.- 1,1 6 per cent . Emporia. Kan.. 11.171. increase 2.215. or 21.5 per cent. Ereepi.rt. I'l.. 14 H. increase 2.102. or 12 per cent. IS NOW COMFORTABLE. Rear Admiral William S. Cow les, U. S. N, SWKkeu Last Week. Famiiiigtn. (cum.. Antil 12. -Rear Admiral William S. I"'1". . . N. (reiiredi. who wa tri.len with par a'vsi las.- week. i now ,-onifor1al)!e. Admiral ow les i in hi T.ith year. Me i a brt h-r in Jaw of the la'e oionei ;.i.'ve!t. ROOSEVELT TABLET Will Be Placed ia Ko Where Reose fit Lrved as a Stsdeit. j t mi.r.i.-e. M. Aj;U 12. - TV Darvtt 4 Mem e-.a! "f"tr in-j TMes that it "oni-4 pia.-e a tsret n j r rtr. ry TTe.t..re R ..-, r' in tHcj b.xse at ." WiTiire-p stre.1. wNe'e he s1i-e. AO CHANGE IN 1 GRANITE SITUATION While It Was Expected . Something Might Happen Over Week End, ' No Move Made on Either ' Side. The situation in the granite industry apparently remains the same to-day as it did Saturday and while it was ex pected something might happen over the week end, there is no word yet of any move on either side. it is stated to The Times that Mc intosh & Co. of Stanstead, P. Q., is a party to the Boston agreement. EAGER M'HARDY. Marriage of Young People Took Place at Methodist Parsonage To-day. Miss Annie Mary McIIardy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John McIIardy, and Per ley T. Eager, son of Mr. and Mrs. W". H. Kagcr, were united in marriage this morning at 0:50 ftt'thn Methodist parsonage by Rev. B. G. Lipsky. They were unattended. After the marriage, a wedding break fast was served 'at the home of the groom. Mr. and Mrs. Eager left on the noon train for Boston to spend their honeymoon, where they will visit Mr. Eager 's sister, who now resides there. They will be at home after April 20 at m Prospect street. Mrs. Eager is a graduate of Spaulding high school, class of 1310, and is employed as a stenographer in he Barclay brother' office. Mr. Eager was a student of the Spaulding high school and a graduate of Laselle university of Chicago. He is an employe in Jotiea brothers' office. Mr. Eager also served in the U. hi. navv in the world war. j HOOVER MEETING TO-NIGHT Proposal Made to Form a Hoover Club in Barre. Xo meeting in Barre In .recent years of a political nature has aroused such general interest among the" people as that of the proposed Hoover club at the city court nsarn to-night. If this sentiment can be crystallized all over the state through clubs of this kind, there will be no question that Herbert Hoover will sweep the state at the primary on May IS. At this primary the people will have an opportunity to go to the polls and register diiectly their choice for pres ident and one of the first jobs of the Barre Hoover club will be to see that his name is placed on the ballot so that the people can have this opportunity. To this end a petition will be circu lated at the meeting tonight which must, b filed with the secretary of state' on or before April 1ft, one week from to-day, so there is no time to lose and those who can sign the petition will greatly help the work of the club t.s- tuinT nn hand tn-nicht ta sicn UD. AU out for the Hoover club to-night at city court room. ON TRAIL OF COUPLE WHO DESERTED BOY Sheriff Worthen of St. Johnaburjr Finds Team Which W. H. Wheeler and Wife Drove from Morris rille to St. Johnsbury. St. Johnsbury, April 12. Sheriff Worthen is on the trail of W. H. Wheeler and wife, whe left a two and one-half year old boy at the St. Johns bury house Friday. A Morrisville liv ery team, which they drove here, was found in St. Johnsbury to-day. The deserted child is very handsome, with golden hair and large dark eyes. He was very hungry when found Sat urday morning by the chamber maid. He was fully dressed, with his outside wraps on, and had been alone about 24 hour. The man left the hotel without baggage early Friday and the woman lett soon afl'er. The child was beard erring through Friday afternoon and evening but the hotel attendants sup p.sed his mother was with him. FOURTEEN MEXICAN . STATES SECEDE Definite Details as to the List of States Breaking Away from Mexico City . Government Is Not Known. Agua Prieta. Sonora. Mexico, April 12.-Geiiiral .1. M. Fino. commanding the first divisional army of the state of Sonors. to-day announced he had re ceived semi-official information that 11 additional states of the republic had voted to follow ,the example of the . i: n-A:.. State OI Minors III wrruiiin. i-onot- detail as to the list of states were lacking, however. JOHN BAPTIST CROZIER Died at Armagh, Ireland, Last Night Was 111 Some Time. Armagh, l ister. Ireland. April 12. John Baptist Croier. archbishop of Armagh and primate of all Ireland (church of Ireland i. died here last night. Hf had been ill for some time. Archbishop Crorier was born April R, 18.VI, and was educated at Trinity col lege. Dublin. He liecame primate of all Ireland in I 'll. RAILROAD LABOR BOARD WILL BE NAMED S00 S There Will Be No Investigation fori tbe Present By Senate Commerce Committee. Wa.hintrcr. D. ('.. April 12.-There will Ive no inve.tieatfon o.' tbe strike (or the present by the Senate cotn-mcr,-e i-ommittec. i hairtnan itinitnir" announced lo-d;:y after receiving as surance at the White House that the railroad labor hoard would lie appoint ed within 24 hour. Sea Serpent. T1iee are pVnty of real ea tpents and of i'l snake they a'e the most venotncii In tropical waier tbey are va!y ,.,IT,,M,, r.--va):y m the Indian ttreax. wfcue thrx are ftrn f l-t-e;a!iv bv hin!rs!s. swmmi',g at tbe .:Hace ef the water. They are X to r i i M . g. ve'y fwrt-e aid wiil n m" attack hi, mam beings. -I'h.l ade'j ha Lrdjet. BIG R03SERY 4f LIQUORS Tity- Four Barrels of v whiskey and Eight of Rum Stolen in Boston TOTAL VALUE WAS . PUT AT $14,700 Robbers Must Have Used Big Truck to Cart -Stuff Away Boston, April 12. Thirty-four ban rels of whiskey and eight (barrels ol rum, valued by the owner at $14,700, disappeared early to-day - from the; store of Michael H. Glynn on Washing ton street, in the Brighton ditStrict. , Xo trace pf the big -truck in which, the liquor must have been carted awayj had been reported when the police sn. nouncement of the itheft was made, al though every city and suburban ta tjon was on the lookout for it. Appar entry the heavy barrels were loaded on the truck between I and 3 a. m., bn the time is not definitely fixed as nu one has been found in the neighborhood, of the store who heard or saw anything unusual there during the night, accord ing to the police. PROTESTS NAMING OF EX-LIQUOR MEN As Prohibition Enforcement Agents Was Made By Southern New England Conference. Plymouth, Mass., April 12.Protet sgainst the appointment of former liq uor dealers as prohibition enforcement agents was made by the Southern New Kngland conference of the Methodist F.piscopal church at the closing session to-dav. This condition, it was de ctareJ. exists in New England. The resolutions asked that only men known to be favorable to the prohibitory law. be commissioned to enforce it. The conference also adopted memo, rials protesting againet the encroach, ment of sports on the Sabbath; deplor ing, the delay in ratification by the Senate of the peace treaty, which tha conference said it approved with proper reservations for United States' partici pation in the league of nations; and pledging to France support in develop ing its national life freed from outside menace. Changes in pastorates, announced to day, were fairly numerous. Among them was a change in the auperintend ency of the Providence district, by which Rev. I. K. Lebaron of Pawtucket succeeds Rev. J. F. Cooper. The latter id to In-come president of East Green wich seminary. James E. Farnhanj of Providence was chosen president of the Church Aid society. TO CONTINUE MILK PUBLICITY Barre Producers and Dealers to Tell of Product of Tested Herds. An enthusiastic meeting of the Barre Milk Producers' association and the Barre Retail Milk Dealers' association was held in the Worthen hall Saturday night with a representative body from each organization. There were several important matters brought up before the gathering, the priiioipal one of which was the advertising of Barra milk. The foundation for creating a, demand for the product of locally test .a I, ,.. ulria.dv been mada through the medium of the local papr snd arrangements were mane at rnis mtiii!r to continue the advertising. the cost to lie met equally by everyone) concerned. The question of cooling milk immediately after neing lairen. from the cows was also brought to the attention of the farmers so that the milk w hen delivered would be absolute ly sweet. A resolution unanimously adopted will be presented to the proper author ities. It has to do with the testing; of row and selling of untested milk. It , reads: "Resolved, that the Barre Milk Producers' association and Barre Retail Milk Dealers' association co-operating, do hereby unanimously pledge our selves to insist that the city author ities enforce that section of the city ordinances pertaining to the sale of milk from untested cows in Barre city and will assist in prosecuting any of fending party or parties to the full extent of the" law and give the case dun publicity." In this way only do tbe milk producers, who have stood the expense of the test and are co-operating in every way to bring about pure, milk, expect to be protected. FUNERAL OF L, GORDON Was Held Saturday Interment Was at Hope Cemetery. The funeral of l.ewi (iordon. who. .lied at 5 Forsythe place early Friday nnrnlnl, .fl.r a two VCar' lllnCSS of tuberculosis, was held from the A. W. Badger A Co. morgue Saturday after noon at 2 o'clock. Rev. William McN. Kittredge conducted a short prayer service in the presence of a number of Scottish clansmen. The remain isr then conveyed to Hope cemetery for i.,,r,.l , hrrr the committal service of Clan l.ordon. No. 12. O. S. C. wa read by the officer. The following six biother clansmen cf tne oeceasen sr the bearer: Jame and William Clubb. Robert tstewart. Robert Adam.' Jame H,'g and Angus McDonald. BELLOWS FALLS CORPORATION. Vermont Cement Brick Corporation Has $10,000 Capital Stock? The Vermont Cemnt Brick vpc-r-atin of Bellow Fall ha filed arti cles of association in tbe secretary of dates office for the purpoe of making ell kind of brick product wins ce ment. The capital stv-k i 1". and tSe par"r are signe-d by Frank D Fo'ce. P A ,ri?nn ad W. P. Ii:;ieg bam f Blow Fa'i. The We- River Power enmpajiy of Vt. Ho'!v ha fled a statement that, the .nmniat prrS t' ! I?01' share cf twl B SO a sbaie.