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BENNINGTON E V ENING BANNER THIRTEENTH YEAR-NO 3(307 BENNINGTON, VT., TUESDAY, DECEMBER 28, 1915. PRICE ONE CENT Some People Are Like Some CigarsSo Much Is Spent on the Wrapper ; That the Inside Workings Produce But a Poor Quality of Vapor- FOR 8AL IJ"OB S4I.K -(load substantial 8 room house toilet and city water. Pinzzt 'rout and rear, cnucre'e walks, extra iroud cellar, slate roof, all in beat of lepalr. This propert? will rent for $12.01) per moiilb. Owner expects to leave town. H118 made very low prliso if sold before January lt. IH.Vl-SHSO cash balnnce on morttraue. XbU & Hutchius. flib.5 "rVIOTICK- Sve the Trdf-Mirks from riab bill's Cleanser, llabbittV 1"; Soap Fowler UnbbiU'n Le, Hahhitt's White Huatln Soup and Babbitt's fh st Soup. Bring 60 to WIiIoukIi by'a for thristm . Dull. 65125 FOR PALE- Smith Premier Typewriter No, ii, witb Tabulating Attachment, Iionir Cio-raye and Two Colcr Kibbou. Rut little usul. The Price U $.13. W. A. Uoot. 1U1 South BI-. M" FOR 8AtK-One elcht room house Arlington Vt. Inquire of J. A. Cuiltnoii, '' Haxter St.. Rutland, Vt. ;f-''' FOR flAI.K Variety of bat bo and Planer tools drills and reamers, oto. App y ti hit J. TitTany 109 Ouko Bt- tt 170R SALE One 1015 Fori Touring car equipped with shock absorbers, at. a low price, ilcnuuigion Uarago. K. W. Williams. 4Uf VOR SAT.K i Unit clss.4 I'.eital ot!ce all cqulpwd, (lol"ic line buiiuo?s in one of the largest cities lu Vermont. Addresi Din'nl, lliuinor Otlice. "-3 IVOR SAT.K A cUHtomor his loft wl'h us n Fori TuriHKr car In reed f souio nver liau'.iiiK wine- he desires us toell for lilm Jut Mil is. A very IjW prifti will Ih) ucevp-ert. The Utimingtou Gar Hi? j, K. W. Wi lUois. 44tf FO R PAT.K -Dou't psy rent; J15.0O per month fjr 2Q oara. wjlh Inter, tt, umuunta to JU.Til ;fll Huy a lot and save this. I can you bulldnu lot on Main St.. Grant St-. Kim St., Weeks St.. Leey8t.. Putnam 8t,, Wush liiKlon St., McKinley St., Piiuhwii ?t.. Eve el t Bt... Convent. St , Monument Ave., and several new streets. Geo. H. Dewey, Agt. FOR SAI.K-Tre home property of Harry and Adeline Daley locilcd un Hranen Sr., only a short distance from Vain St. Trolley, lioiiie litis 9 -uoiih. ail modern nnnrovme u In e.ludii)(f hent, and la in the lKSt of repair, lot hun fr.mtiigo on liriineh St. of (15 It., and ileotli of imt. with extr.iltuildiriK lot on (.iatfes.. ex tension, burn. KWi garden variety of f.u t. nice lawn and ehtuK This Is a very doJlruiile home pronertv; can to benight very reasonable if sold before Jan- arv 1-t , for price and lull information fee, Naso & Hutchlns 4i if FOR BALK Fee us liefore January Ut . ro Karillng i he home place of Jus. pn Drolmr. oca'od on (iiinham Ave . Jiiht a step trom trie village limit, property cursiati of 1 acre of (food Mnd, that can I cent tiplnto three g )od building lot and siiil l.avee -inugh to go with home property, modern 9 room h use, lu excel lent repair, goni bum, wagon 'lied, line vanity of fruit, good wn'er.lo tact one of the best bar gains in lIcnnlnKtontodiii-.t'iisp-operty must I sold before J ir.uary 1st., to leltle the estate, price is verv ieaio,ia'jle, p, asm-don given at once. Nash & Hutchlns 4.tf For Sale: Several single and double houses, building lots, farms, store on Main street good location for business, apartment over store, rents collected, property cared for. Sever ill houses to rent, good location. In surance of every kind. Close this year by taking an endowment, due In 15 or ( years. II. N. Williams, Tel. 139AV. Git25 WANTED WANTfO K.vpcrienced young iady as clerk in dry g jO'Js store. State experi ence mid rt furcates. Address Banner, 11" M. . i litlt ANTED Capable nirl for houiewoik at Vermnut doWicri' Home. brtf WantedA Rirl for general house work. Apply W. H. Myers, 208 Val entino St. . 61 tf Wanted: Competent woman tor general housework. Telephone 48S-K. tiltti WANTED Pupil nurses at the Taun'on State Hospital Traiulng School for Nur sea Kor particulars, address ir. Arthur V tios$, Supt., lauutou State HoapiUl, Tuunton Wanted: Men to learn to drive and repair automobiles and be prepared to fill vacancies at good salaries. Write for special offer. Maine Auto Company, 779 Forest Ave., Portland, Maine. ' 60t23 I7ANTED-Solicitors wanted! Cathollo to introduce bet t. Catho io prom sltlon en the market. Ulg mone? can ho made hy hust lera Uenzlger .Ilrothers, ,3ii-iS Barclay St, , New York City. T 0,tl' FOR RENT IdTcr for rent, as snort a cer tain neceesirv repairs are competed, a steam betted etore in the Itrewstcr building on North street, being the store Uitely o cup.cd as a Candy Kitchen! ChurU'B N Powers, Agi.nt lor the proi ert y. "'t' rpo RENT Furnlsk.ed rooms, hot water heat, -l eleetrii: lights uud bath. Mrs. .l.T. Hem ington. 4011 llillslile St. J r RENT Tenement. Apply K. 8, Harris, JL m Division at. -tf TO RENT Six room tenement on Elm St Apply to William J. Meaguer Oatf fPO RENT Seven room house 235 Putnam A struet Apply Kdward F.. tewey. 48t!J5 rtH RENT-Two houses on Silver St., with A all modern improvements. Apply to Melissa H.Mason, SOI south bt. 4ltf ri) RENT North side of tenement on North t Itranou St., $H per month, inquire Matle Ulcknrt Patterson l'JH Scott St. :kf 'T'O RENT Ono doubleand two single office JL orstonawith all modern improvement n the now H arte Block on Main SU 9tiif rpo RENT Furnished rooms in the Orewstor block. North St, s'cam hoa electric lights, etc. Apply Mis. h. i. Davis on tho premises 45t2"t rT0 RENT Fully oquipned machine shop A oounwtod wi' h Tdoal Tour Uaratre. Car pan tor and blacksmith shop, stores, olhces aDd tcnemonts. Geo. M. Hawks. 4:15 Main St. 8tl HfO REN1 Three' furnished atoani-hrated A roomf, suitablo for light housekeeping, In tho Levin house, formerly the Kucs Adains homestead on Plena int street Apply to Charles N. Powors, agent lor the property. 4tf REWARD LOST -Ono stock Ccrtifictto r.f the Kre I'reKS Association, a Vcr rout Corporation, salil certificate being dBled February 2-itD. il:l be ing ntimbeicd 1"iJ and runiesentiiiir sev riteeu and one-half sharei of Capful Stoik of sail tor no rat Ion. Notify Holdenan l Hoaly Attorneys, llouningt.cn, Vermont. tiO.SO If)ST-l.ircp Maltles eat. Finder plca'e ro J turn io MisiOttvio, Jtl PlcaiautSt, i6il EIGHTY M LOST IN TORPEDOING FRENCH LINER Ville l Ciotat at Bottom of ;tRrranean SURVIVORS LANDED AT MALTA Steamer Was Returning From Far East and Would Have Reached Marseielles Today. Pari, Dec. 28 Kishty of the pas sengers and crew were lost when tho French steamer Ville de la Ciotat was torpedoed and sunk in the Meditterau ean by a submarine Friday. The French ministry of marine announced the loss of tho vessel yesterday, it was stated that the vessel was v.iven uo waniinR. The statement, follows: "The steamer Villa de la Ciotat was torpedoed and sunk on the l!4t!i in the Meditteranean by an enemy submarine without warning;. A major ity of the passengers and crew were picked up by an KiiKlisli steamer. De tails hae not been received." The Ville de la Ciotat was one of the largest of the .steamships recently sunk in t lie Meditteranean. Her gross tonnage was t;:J78. She was 487 feet Ion l; and 50 feet beam. She was built at La Ciotat, France, in 1S!)2, and was owned by the Messaueries Martiiues of Marseilles. She was last reported on her arrival at Saigon. Indo China, on December 1, on a voy age from Yokohoma to Marseilles. The Messageries Maritimcs, tho lino owning the steamship Ville do la Ciotat, is represented in the United Slates by the Internationa! sleeping car company. Representatives of t ho line at .N'ew York said that they had not been advised of the shiukins of the ship up to a late hour yesterday. So far as is known, no Americans were among the passengers. The Ville do la Cloiat was return ins from the Far Fast and was due to arrive at .Marseilles yesterday. The 'irvivors wer taken to Malta, ar riving here Sunday mornin?. R ITCH I E-LAMSON Former Bennington Yeung Man Mar ried at Brookline. The marriage of Miss Klsle ' May Lamsoii, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jarvis I.amson of Brookline to Ken neth P. Ritchie of IMttsfield formerly of liennismton, took place in lirook line, .Mass., Monday noon and Mr. and -Mrs. Henry K. Pearson, Mrs. Harry W. Tobey and Miss Fleanor Ritchie of Pittsliold were present. The couple were unattended. The cere mony was performed in St. Uike's Kpiscopla church. After a wedding trip Mr. anil Mrs. Hitchie will live on Waverly street in 1'itts'iVld. Mr. Hitchie is secretary of the Peirson Hardware company. RIOTS AT MOSCOW Bread Stores Looted by People Influ enced by Hunger and Famine Iierlin, Dec. 2ij (wireless to Say ville.) The Overseas News Agency gave out the following. "Reports about Russian law court proceedings now give a vivid picture of the street riots during 1015. Thus it is now proved that in the Moscow suburb of Bolshaya Presnya 2.000 people gathered and looted tho bread stores. The Moscow judges stated that the people acted under the influ ence of hunger and famine. There were similar riots at Kostroma. Ac cording to the court records it is proved that the Kostroma crowd tried to free workingnien arrested hy the police a few days ago. During the riots the people threw stones at the police and tlio police killed one and wounded 18 persons. The rioters are now before a court mnrtial. MURPHY ILL IN NEW ORLEANS Missing Rutland Bank Treasurer in Physician's Care. Rutland. Dee. 27 It was definitely learned today that John .T. Murphy, former treasurer of the Marble Sav ings bank of this city, who strangely disappeared from Rutland, Friday, November 2b is in a hospital in New Oilcans. La. He is in the care of a physician and it will be some clays before he will he able to return to his home in West Rutland. FOR SALE P1H 1AT. "0 to Sri ton of flrst-c'a'W hay. 1 Sil t niu1. Vie ma in at onee. Inipilre rf William H. Wil's insurance, ovor Wool wo-tli's tore, t'hona tKMl &U-M, B7t SUNDAY SCHOOL WEEK Week of Januaiy 6-10 Will Be Ob served In Bennington. .Ian nary lith to loth will be observ ed as Sunday School Week in Ben nington. Its aim is a whole hearted effort on the part of the churches of Bennington to improve the religious education of their young people. It is one of the newer sciences and one hot generally understood. Coming at this time of year it has been possible to secure the services of several ex perts for the four days and have a nihmture North field that will bring to the Christian workers of Pennington a little of the inslrucmtion and in spiration for which the Northfield conferences have so long been fam ous. The course on "The Youth" will be conducted by M ij ton S. Littlelield. He is one of the regular Northfield teachers, has published several books on Sunday school work is the author of th Intermediate lessons in the In tel national Craded series and has a national reputation. Miss Benedict, Mr. Littlelield's assistant will conduct the course "ii "The Child". She Is superintendent of the Junior Depart ment of one of the largest Sunday schools In Brooklyn. The course on "Sunday School Administration" will lie given by A. W. Bailey, Congrega tional Secretary of Kductuion for Northern New England. The Survey of the New Testament will be given by Charles A. Boyd. State Secretary for Vermcnt. These courses will be be given. Thursday, Friday and Satur day evenings January tlth, 7th and 81 Ii from 7..'!0 to '.i.lf each evening be ing divided into two periods. This is the Institute proper. It is made thus short and intense thin the largest possible number may tind lime and en ergy to attend and that for a fe'A days the attention of Hie village may be concentrated on this most import ant and neglected of subjects religi ous education. It is expected that every Sunday, school teacher in the village will uttend but it is also hoped that a number of parents will avail themselves of this exceptional oppor tunity to better understand their chil dren. It is expected too that a num ber of the general public will be in terested In ttie opportunity to gain a Birds Eye View of the New Testa ment. On Sunday January 1'Mh following the hifliinle a unique experiment will be tried. All the Sunday school scholars of the village will unite ac cording to different ags-i in different churches. They will ho (aught by "one who knows how" the regular teachers observing. The Institute will be preceeded on Wednesday evening by a sterlopticon lecture "Up from Childhood." This will give a general survey of the sub jects to be covered by the institute and will be followed by the registra tions for the .school. There will also be other special meetings supple menting the Institute. .Mr. Littlelield will address the High school on Thurs day and Friday afternoon. Miss Benedict will speak to the Parent Teachers association on Friday and the Fortnightly on Saturday. She will also have story hours with the chil dren. Kuch of the loaders will oc cupy one of tho local pulpits on Sun day January loth and on that evening there will be it union service in tho Congregational auditorium closing the week with a rally of young peo ple. MOB SEEKS LIVES Hundreds of White Men Try to Break Into Jail Muskogee, Okla,. Dec. 2'! Until a lat f hour tonight a mob of white men variously estimated at from 100 to 500, surrounded the Muskogee county jail here apparently preparing lor a reiiowal of their efforts to lynch two negroes accused of killing a police man. Early in the evening two at tempts of the mob to break into the jail were repulsed by state guards men. On their first attempt the at tackers broke down the front doors of the jail with a steel rail used as a battering ram. Members of Company F. Oklahoma National Ouard, were forced to charge with fixed bayonets before I he mob would disperse. Tho two negroes, William dreen Matbias Foreman are charged with having shot and 1'illed Patrolman Sam Nenl early today when he at tempted to arrest them on suspicion of burglary. County oflicers said to night one of the negroes had confes sed. MRS. EDDY'S SON DEAD George W. Glover Had Sought to Se cure Part of Mother's Fortune Leads, S. D., Dec. 28 George W Glover, 72. only son of the late Mary Baker Eddy, head of the Christian Science church, died yesterday at his homo in the Black Hills. Glover at tracted much attention before his mother's death by instituting a suit iu Massachusetts to obtain a part of his mother's fortune. He was award ed approximately $250,000 after her death. He was a CbrhUbn scientist. TURKS FIGHT f AY INTO FORT BUT EN OUT British Forces in, Mesopotamia Repulse Attack DEFEAT MAIN ARAB . MY Allied Troops Successful in Engage ment On Christmas Day in Which Loss Was Slight. London, Dec. 27. The; ""inks, in an attack on the British forces in Meso potamia, succeeded in entering the northern baFtion of one of the forts ni luit-Kl-Auiara, but were driven out. The main Arab force J which had been opeiating near Materuh was at tacked on Christmas ilriy and dis persed by the British, who suffered small losses, it was officially an nounced tonight. The official statement says. "With reference to the Turkish of ficial communique of the 7th the war otlice states tbaL from the 14th to the IMlh Cure was no contact on the western frontier of Egypt. . "On the 25th the principal Arab force, which was located some eight miles from Mersa Mutru (Materuh) was attacked and dispersed with trifl ing loss to our troops." CIVIC LEAGUE DANCE Great Preparations for Eall at Library Hall Tomorrow Night All day yesterday a. largo commit tee under the direction of Mr. Isaac P. Walker was at work in Library hall growing Christmas greens in nooks and on heights which hereto fore have been barren. By a forcing process known only to the up-to-date nur:ary-i:ieij and interior decorators, trees have, taken root and grown with .vtonhhliig rapididry in the most op portune jiliims: T-he atmosphere was so favorable that greens have sprout ed in tho most unexpected spots around tho electric lights, at intervals ahmg the ceiling and on the stair and balcony rails, tho evergreen has forgotten that it isn't viy, for it is clinging for dear life evervwhero there's a chance for it or a tack. The dressing-rooms on the sides of t ho stage under the supervision of Mrs. K. AY. Bradford are undergoing a change o! heart and will not be rec ognizable to the naked eye by Wed nesday, the night of tho annual Civic League dance. As for the balcony its own mother wouldn't know it with all those atrtictive little tables for two, each lighted with a Christmas candle, and waiting for just two people. The buffet supper, which has been gathered together and prepared for the fortunate dancers by Mrs, G. F. Craves. Mr:. Win. II. Wills and John Pureell, caterer, will bo served from 10.30 on. hollowing i- tin; music program to be rendered by Donnelly's orches tra, seated in the woods on the stage, and only slipping occasionally for breath: First Half Second Half 1. One-slop. ' 1. Two-step. 2. Walt. 2. One-step. 3. Two-step. Fox-trot. 4. One-step. J. Waltz. 5. Waltz Canter. 5. One-step. !. Two-step. II. Five-step. 7. Fox-trot. 7. Two-step, 8. Ono-Ffep. s. One-stop. !' Waltz. t. Waltz. Extra. Extra. The tickets have sold splendidly, but no ono can" wonder at that. If there are any persons who are still on tho fence about attending, will they please topple over (on the right side) at once, for the number of tick ets is limited to tho number of people which can be accommodated comfort ably both on the floor and over the coffee-cups..' Do not wail, to buy at the door. Maybe there won't, be any door. Tickets may be had from Mrs. C. B. Johnson. Mrs. Win. Wills. Miss Vossler and Miss J. K. Perkins, but they'ie going going. FORD'S ILLNESS SLIGHT Will Go To Detroit Immediately on Arrival Detroit. Mich., Doc. 28 Anxiety of the family and business friends con cerning the health of Henry Ford, who is returning from his European peace journey, was relieved hero yes terday by the announcement of a cablegram from Stockholm. The mes sage, addressed to Mrs. Ford, stated that Mr. Ford was only slightly ill and that ho would go to Detroit im mediately after arriving in New York. AREDRiy HAWKS IN THE WOODS S. B. and Wife Had a Hard Time on Stratton Turnpike Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Hawks of Ben nington, who had been camping at the Grout Mills, since tho first of the hunting season and were intending to stay tliero until after Christmas, made up their minds after the deep snow came that an automobile was not a good conveyence to take them home, so tried for three days to make a path to the top of the mountain road. The thaw came helping them so they were able to get nearly over to the old Kelley stand, when Clarence Streeter of West Wardsboro (oven took them on snowshoes Sunday. Mr. Slreetor, after receiving a telephone messaged from George Hawks, uncle of Samuel Hawks, also of Bennington, started out to see what had become of the young people, not expecting to go farther than their camp and find ing no one there followed on in their tracks until ho overtook them nearly five miles beyond the camp, finding them in good spirits, although the snow was about knee deep at every step, and nearly down to the old Kel ley stand where they intended to spend the Night. Mr. Streeter came back, reaching homo in a very exhausted state as he had had no chance to rest or for any thing to eat after eating an early breakfast, but a good night's rest made him as good as new. Upon tel ephoning the result to George Hawks he learned that no one was living at the Kelley stand this winter, gut un doubtedly they would send help from Arlington in Mr. and Mrs. Hawks Monday. Stratton Item iu Itrattle boro Reformer of Dec. 23. GERMANS DENY CHARGE Sr.ys They Did Not Cause Misery in Russian Poland. Be 1 1 in, via Say ville, N. Y., Dec. 26. "The London Times on November 25 aiu! 26 published an articlo about the misery caused by the German authorities in the occupied parts of Russian Poland," says an item given out by tho Over-Sous News agency to day. "In reality the German authori ties did everything in order to restore economic activity and furnish food to l!io occupied districts. "The grain harvested there was used entirely for the population. Since it was impossible to bring raw mate rials for the re-opening of the factor ies the German authorities began road building in order to givo employ ment to tjie poulation. Now 250.000 Pole are occupied in this way. Be sides the nuthoritiics instituted em plo merit oflices for those willing to work outside their home districts." NO INCREASED SALARIES PiUsfield School Principals Fail to Receive a Rain? IMttsfield, Doc. 27 Mayor George W. Faulkner, as chairman ex-o(Ticio of the school committee, exercised his vote in a special meeting tonight and prevented increase in the salaries of throe principals. Harry E. Pratt, of high school. James F. Lncey of Crane school and Elmer G. Hriduharn of Pomeroy school. Tho mayor spoke against tho tabled order early in the meeting and then went to tho alder man iac chamber but was called back by the, opposition to the salary In creases when they' saw they were like ly to be defeated. He cast the ballot which tied tho vote, six to six. Increases asked were $250 a year for Principal Pratt and $100 for oach of the others. HOME FROM SERBIA Red Cross Physicians Say Greeks De stroyed Albanian Villages Rome, Dec. 20 Dr. G. W. Mendel son, an American Red Cross physi cian, arrived here with several other doctors from Serbia and Albania. They explained that they had sent other American doctors to Durazzo. Scutari and Cntinje, those being the only one left, in that region. Dr. Mendelson and his companions plan to leave next week for America by way of Bordeaux. The American schooner Albania, Willi William Willard Howard or New York, secretary of the American re lief fund, on board, arrived at Galli poli today. The Albanian came from Durazzo, having transported the Aus trian and Bulgarian consuls and the Austrian colony numbering 44 per sons. From tthese refugees it was learned that the Greeks destroyed 275 villiagos in South Albania and that the Serbians razed 25 others, driving the population out. Mr. How ard distributed flour in Durazzo to all needy people irrespective of nat .1 ality or creed. They were taken i afo ly around the mob to the outskirts of the town where automobiles were waiting to carry them to another city, presumably Tulsa. Defined. "I'm, what is ptomaine poisoning?" "Stomach ache In nn adult, my boy.'' -Detroit I'reo Press. BENNINGTON BRIEFS Newt of the Town and Vlllag Told Briefly for Busy Readers Miss Ella Kinney of Old Penning ton is ill. William Scott is ill at his home on Valentine street. 191G diaries, date books, telephone and calendar pads at Evans'. Adv. Journals, ledgers, day books, files, otlice supplies. Start the new year right at Evans'. Adv. Miss Ella Murray returned today from Rutland where she has been vis iting Miss Mary Donnelly. Thomas Return and family of Gage street spent Christmas with Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Lowther in Cohoos. Mr. and Mrs. Norman Edgerton of McCall street spent Christmas as guests of Mrs. Kdgerton's parents in North Adams. William McLaughlin, whoso home is at the Colonial, has returned after a Christmas visit with bis father in East Dorset. New Year's greeting cards, po3t. cards, calendars, diaries, lino a day books, addresses, appointments, etc., at Evans'. Adv. ' Earl Dunn of South Shal'tsbtiry lost three fingers of his left hand while at his employment in the plant of the Eagle Square Company in that town Monday. The party at the Y. M. C. A. in hon or of the young people home from col lege and schaol will bo given at 8 o' clock this evening: There was another hearing at. the probate office Monday in the matter of the estate of tho late William It. Morgan. A purported will was pre sented and a date for hearing set. Notice to Tahkoneac Camp Fire Girls! The try-out for parts in "The Little Princess" will he held tomor row afternoon at Library hall at 3 o' clock. Come and bring ideas for the party. Born A son to Mr. and Mrs. John S. Frazier in Tomaston, Conn.. Dec. 23. Mrt. Frazier was formerly Miss Nellie Bent of this village where be fore her marriage she was employed in the Drysdale store. Tho fire engine was put at work late this forenoon pumping water from the basement of the Bennington County Savings hank. There is much water in all of the cellars on North street between Main and Pleasant and some of the cellars on Main street were considerably Horded by Sunday's storm. Advertised loiters: Mr. Archie Craw forii. Mr. Mansour Kltof. Mr. Wil liam T. Martin, P. O. Box 43, Mr. An sin Martin. Muster Edmund Moore. Mr. Clarence Potter, Mr. Dyer Sibley, C. W. Woodward. Mrs. Isabel Stone. Mrs. M. Yoss. These letters will be sent to the dead letter ollice Jan. 3 if not delivered before. Tho Christinas packages that the carriers were not able to deliver on Saturday were all disposed of Monday and ouditions at tho federal building are now normal. It was the intention to make the deliveries on Sunday, but because of the storm nothing could be done during the forenoon. When the weather cleared in the afternoon the parcels post teams were out and made some deliveries. The funeral services of Michael T. Slattery, aged L'5, who died at his home on County street Friday after a lengthy illness, were held from St. Francis de Sales church at 9 o'clock Monday morning. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. John Slattery and was well-known about, the village where he had been engaged lor several years as a teamster. Interment was in Parle Lawn cemetery. Tho employes at the machine shop of the Olin Scott estate had a clean ing up job on their hands when they arrived Monday morning. The wind storm of Sunday ripped tome of the tin roofing from both the foundry and the machine shop and considerable water found its way into tho build ings. Some of the machines were rusted, but the effects of tho moisture were of too short duration to cause any material damage. A force or New England Telephone and Telegraph company employes be gan work Monday afternoon pumping; the water from the underground con duit on North street. The men work ed nearly all night and this momiiKV had reduced the level of the water be low the cables. The cables are as nearly waterproof as possible but there is enough water in the tubes to cause considerable inconvienco to subscribers to the local system. Many people look on life insurance as useful only in event of death. A largo part of its service Is to those who take it and live. Look into our old age. Endow ments. National Life Ins. Co., of Vt. (Mutual.) Earle S. Kinsley. General Agent, Mead Building, Rutland, Vt. Adv. (BRITISH CABINET MS SPLIT Of! GONSCRfPTION David Lloyd-George Threatens to Quit Government SINGLE MEN WILL NOT ENUST Statistics Show That Lord Derby's Plan to Increase England's Army Has Failed. London. Dec. 17. David, Lloyd George has threatened to resign, his place as minister, of munitions and quit the government unless compul sory service is started. He made his declaration to Premier Asquith today before the cabinet went into session to decide one way or the other tho question of conscription. Tonight Great Britain is on the brink of an other governmental rupture. The cabinet has split on the matter of compulsory service. After an all day session it is understood certain of the ministers refused to be con vinced and to give their vote to Lloyd George's demands. It being impos sible to arrive at an agreement, tho session was adjourned until tomor row morning at 11.30. Lord Derby's enlistment plan has failed. That at least appears certain as a result of today's cabluet disa greement. His report was taken up by the cabinet and was the chief topic of discussion. The figures plah ly showed that a vast number of single rien have absolutely refused to come forward. BURLINGTON STATION MASTER Al M. Prentiss of Rutland Appointed to Have Charge Kutland, Dec. 2G Al M. Prentiss, for over 25 years connected with the passenger service of the Rutland rail road and for four yeas president of the local branch of the Brotherhood, an honor never conferred here before, has received the appointment of sta tion master in charge of the new un denot at Burlington and he will as sume his new duties about- the mid dle of January. A farewell reception was tendered Mr. Prentiss at the meeting of the Brotherhood held iu W. U. C. hall this afternoon following the installation of officers. Mr. Prentiss first worked as a news boy running between St. Albans, his birthplace 47 years ago, and Uellowt Falls. Mr. Prentiss entered the em ploy of the Rutland railroad ns a freight brakeman in 1SS8 and he was made a freight conductor in 1SS! and a passenger conductor in 1 S01. For the past 18 years he has been connect ed with the baggage end of the serv ice. He was in charge of the first ear load of baggage running into Mont real af.er the Rutland railroad started running trains in that, station. Mr. Prentifs is a member of Rut land lodge of Elks, Independent Or der c.f Odd Fellows, Rutland Aerie of Eagles, Rutland Lodge of Moose, Rut land Lodge of Owls, and tho Modern Woodmen of America. WERE BORN IN VERMONT Mr. and Mrs. J. W. McDonald Who Observe 50th Anniversary Today North Adains. Dec. 28 Mr. and Mrs. James W. McDonald of 34!) West Main street will today celebrate the 5t.h nniversary of their wedding which took place iu Rupert, Vt., De comber 28, 1SH5. There is to be no formal celebration of the event but. members of the family will gather for the occasion. Mr. McDonald was born in Brandon. Vt.. and was but 1!) years of age when .married. His wife is a native of Rupert and waft but 17 when the ceremony took place. The couple haw lived in North Adams for the east 20 years and Mr. McDonald has for tho past 20 years been employ ed by the Hunter Machine company. Doth l.e and Mrs. McDonahi are in good health. Of the large number of guests at their wedding half a cen tury ago, but three are now alive. None or the children of the couple have died and all are in splendid health. They are William P. McDon ald of 'ew Haven, ft., Albert McDon ald of North Adams and Mrs. S. M. Deals of Bridgeport, Conn. Both Mr. McDornld and his wife are members of the Methodist church in North Adams and are highly respected. WEATHER For eastern New York and western "Vermont, cloudy tonight and probable local rain or showers in- south portion Wednesday. Somewhat colder.