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Four. hundred cases of gunpow
der on trans-Atlantic-Jiner East
point, just" arrived at Philadel
phia; Jcept sailors in mortal-terror
during "storm, ' '
Herbert Porter,' Belief dritaine
O., slipped on dancing floor fell
broke.his nose. ''Blood poisoning.
State EJxaroinerBrotten, Cin
cinnati, received human skull,
neatly wrapped, for Christmas
present, through the'mails. Bullet
hole pierced top of skull , .
Christmas gloom forecast by
census bureau. So'lemnlv an
nounces that .turkeys will be ex
tinct by 1920."
But it's' a long time to 1920.
Bernard Mahoney, 22, Wash
ington, confessed to forging
check to buy engagement ring
for fiancee. ""I was broke." he
said. "I loved her, and I'd do it
Dr. Chas, W. Naughty, jr., N.
Y., was bitten, on wrist by- fellow
physician who died of rabies, and
is now in naval hospital taking
Prof. Hiram Bingham. . Male,
just returned. from exploration
trip in wilds of South America,
says his most thrilling experience
was crossing N: Y.- in a taxicab.
Felix O. Stump, 21, N. Y., shot
himself through-head just-after
engagement was announced.
Family believe he shot-himself in
Aged negress trie'd to bribe
Gov.-SlatonGa., with-her fattest
p.ullet to get. .Christmas': p"af don
for her son. Governor. wouldn't
take fowl, 'but -ttfe -mammy's-son"
went 'free-.-' -' - -
"N.'Y. society is sending $20
gdl pieces"arioriymously tb hun
dreds of poverty-stricken "famil
ies, whom" they have found too
proud to apcept alms..
J, Pierpont Morgan has Qffered
to 'pay for priya'te car , to bring
Taf t and hjs family -froth Yash
ing'ton to N.Y. tp atten,d peace
dinner. . ' -, -
' LAE LOCAL NEWS .
Helen Gustafson, domestic, ar
rested after death of her six
months "old baby.' Being held
pending inquest. 'Police believe
infant was not given proper medi
cal attention. ' f' "
Smoke up! Lucy Page Gaston
has failed in effort to have ban
put on sale of cigarettes in -Chicago.
Will take case toIegisla
turer Have another dreamstick !
Civil service investigators re
port that liquor is being. sold on
South "Side resorts. Inspector
O'Brien has ordered thorough in
vestigation of charge. - "
Julian Christianson held to
grand jury by coroner's jury' in
connection wtih murder of "Mrs.
Irene Watson, 2556W-. -Washington
hlvd. ' ,"
- Willfam R. Ely, 83,' arrested.
Alleged that he and another man
attempted to 'hold up L. 'S. Jami
son, a clerk.
George Waterman, colored ex
convict, Tarrested last "week 'oh
charge of selling.cocaine, arrested
again' last night "by' civil service
commission . ihvesf igator. Same
charge. . , "'.