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Mining Mate Journal. J. BENSON ODER, Editor FORTY-SECOND YEAR. NO. 30. HJID NEWS IN SHORT ORDER Th® Latest Gleanings From All Over the State. George K. Houck has 'withdrawn as a candidate for the postoffiee at Chesa peake City. Levi Shoop, aged 80 years, was se riously injured by falling from a wagon on his farm, near Mount Aetna. His right arm was fractured. Joseph T. Richards, Jr., resigned as j Inroad -engineer for Cecil county. Ha-', ytsufittvti a pc/sVdofl With a com- j £ pemy in Massachusetts. Rev. John McElmoyle celebrated the twentieth anniversary of his pas torate of -the Elkton Presbyterian Church on Sunday with appropriate exercises. Joseph C. Gernard, a justice of the peace and a progressive Democrat, has been recommended by Congress man Lewis for postmaster by Thur mont. The County Commissioners have ap pointed Warren- V. Magruder and W. Frank Ricketts road supervisors for Bebhesda and Rockville districts, re spectively. Joseph E. B. Smith, of Frederick, was awarded $25 damages by a jury in the Circuit -Court at Rockville in a suit against the Frederick -County Agricul tural Society. 0. Jesse Stottiemyer has -been ap pointed deputy clerk of the Washing ton County Circuit Court to succeed Deputy Clerk George T. Leiter, who died recently. The junior prom tendered by -the jurors to the graduating class of the Maryland Agricultural College was the gala social occasion of -the season. The first lady of Maryland and Governor Goldsborough received the guests. George Jamison, postmaster at Fair Hill, Cecil county, has resigned. The office pays about 37 cents a day and Congressman J. Harry Covington is not being worried by applicants for the position. After a service of 54 years in the jnJi.istry''of the Methodist - Protestant Church, Rev. J. Earle Maloy, of Cotora, has retired from active work. Mr. Maloy is one -of the best-known min isters In the Maryland Conference. Odorian W. Robey, of Colesville dis trict, has announced Ms -candidacy for the Democratic nomination for County Commissioner from the Fifth election district. Hazel W. Cash-ell, -the pres ent Commissioner, is also a candidate for the nomination. Ernest H. Burns defeated Capt. E. New Dodson for Town Commissioner of St. Michaels by 9 votes out of a total of 289 votes cast. Mr. Burns suc ceeds H. Clay Dodson, Jr., who has served 12 years and declined a nomi nation for the fourth term. Caroline peach growers say that the recent cold snap has seriously affected the. outlook for a crop of this fruit. Peach trees blossomed early in March and the prospects were good—some thing that has been 'unfenbtwn in this some yfrars—butffee. budju, ft’have been damaged" by frosts, and the cold weather, of this week is causing anxiety to growers of all kinds of fruits. At a meeting of the creditors of the Eureka Fertilizer Company held in Elkton before Henry A. Warbur ton, referee in bankruptcy, a large number of -the creditors presented their claims, aggregating SBO,OOO. The creditors elected the following trus . tees in bankruptcy: Frederick T. Haines, William S. Evans and Rob ert. C. Thackery, with bond - fixed at $40,000. A roovem-qff is on foot to preserve the old rv.-okr -<i Church, on HL .’li-cietam battlefield, which, it is re jSjHfOT’twl. wi-ll likely be offered shortly BBr sate. It Is said -that the Washing ffiSM County Historical Society will take wßHSart in the movement for the preserva of the old shell-scarred edifice, SSSSIk-h was used as a hospital during > * Ant-ie-tam. MHHBKo A. McAtee and Clarence M. *jHjqPw*Ah have announced their candi l|r dacies for the Democratic nomination for County Commissioner from the Second collection district, to succeed Commissioner Joseph T. White. There are now four candidates for the nomi nation, the others being John R. Lewis and J. Dallas Young. Auto and Motorcycle Collide. ft Going up West street, one of the principal thoroughfares of Annapolis, at a rapid rate on a mortorcycle, Ev erett Meridith, a young business man, collided head-on with a heavy six-cylin der automobile driven by Alfred B. 'Morton, of Baltimore. Meridith re ceived very serious injuries, includ ing a crushed ankle, and bones of 'his legs were broken in several places. He also suffered badly from shock and may have internal injuries, | ANNAPOLIS NEWS | GOVERNOR TELLS OF Hls POLICIES. Speaks Twice At Methodist Churches. It an address delivered in the lec ture-room of First Methodist Episco pay Church, Baltimore, Governor Goldsborough outlined his policies and the reforms he hoped to bring about in city and State. The occasion was the annual dinner of Baltimore Dis trict of the Epworth League, and there were fully 200 persons about the ta bles in the church parlors. After the repast the members of the league proceeded to the lecture-room, and here the Governor made his address, j The Governor made a similar speech j in evv.Lvj, . >.% annual I banquet of the alumni association of | c-d Monument Street Methodist Epis- I copal Church, held in the lecture-room of the edifice. At First Church he began by re ferring to the improved conditions generally and said the world was growing better. The time was draw ing near, he thought, when it would be easier to be good and harder to be bad. Much depended upon the young people, who could assist ma terially in making Baltimore a bet ter city. Directing his remarks to the liquor traffic, the Governor said the Board of Commissioners had a duty to perform and he felt confident they would discharge it. Speaking of the saloons, the Governor then said: There are about 1,450 saloons in Baltimore City. If I read the law right, it means there shall be only a sufficient number to take care of the conveniences of the people. No one can tell me that there is need of all those on Charles street near Union Station, where there are as many as six in a row. Nor is it necessary to have them lined along Lexington street in the vicinity of the market. There are some who believe the liquor traffic cannot be regulated by law; per haps it cannot, but the law can see to it that the temptation is not with in easy reach of those who need all the protection can be furnished. Branching off, the Governor then said: “I am trying for prison reform. I cannot stand for the practice of “cuf fing up” criminals. Capital punish ment should be abolished from the confines of Maryland. I don’t believe in it. I have asked the Penitentiary directors to stop it, and I believe that after mature thought they will do so. “I don’t believe in contract labor in the? Penitentiary. My judgment is that the work done should only be for State purposes and not come into com 'peitition with free labor. "I don’t believe the earnings of a convict should be given to him, but should he sent to his wife and chil dren. “I believe in regulating the race tracks in order that bookmaking may be prohibited. It is time for the peo ple to stand up and make a fight against this sort of business. Law For Workingmen. “I believe in a workman's compen sation law and a system of insurance for his protection, and I have appoint ed a commission to investigate this subject, so that a measure may be of fered to the next legislature. “I believe in the 10-hour law for women and the child labor law passed by the General Assembly, and to make it effective I appointed women, who are best qualified to see to their en forcement. “I have appointed a vice commission ”-^wWeb—fvHir "I- -tojkvj&lsHnea us to make the city better. “I believe in a uniform system of education. Our energy is now too much divided. Instead of giving au thority to the County Commissioners to disburse amounts apportioned to them, the legislature should appropri ate a lump sum for the betterment of the children of the State. “I congratulate Goucher College upon getting together a million dollars. I am surprised it took so long to col lect it. It would have been a lasting shame to have lost this great institu tion.” Stating that his ideas were high and that he could not carry them through' without help, the Governor called upon the good citizens to take a greater interest in the governmental affairs. In conclusion he asked his hearers to take a greater interest in civic af fairs as upon them devolved the duty of electing proper men to carry on the public business. TEST FOR WOULD-BE MIDDIES. Final Examination To Fill 300 Va cancies Begins Tuesday. 1 Upward of 400 candidates, desig -1 nated for appointment as midshipmen at the Naval Academy, will take the ! mental entrance examinations to be conducted -this week under civil serv ice regulations at various points throughout the country. About 300 vacancies in the brigade of midship ! men will exist "at the close of the pres ’ ent academic term and it is expected that about three-fourths of the num • ber will be filled. Copper ore imports into the United - Kingdom increased from $453,600 in - the first two months of 1912 to $1,014.- f 000 in the same period this year. ■ John Quinn, a Boston janitor, has fallen heir to $500,000. AN INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER FROSTBIJRG, MD., FRIDAY, APRIL 18, 1913. POMP SHUNNED AT MOBGANFUNERAL Body Is Borne to Hartford After Service in New York RED ROSES COVER COFFIN Funeral of Private Citizen Unparal leled in New York City—Leaders ir Business, Arts and Profes sions Attend Services. New York.— Simple but ■ .:po '. v, \ rex uenCand mournful lies; >ub!-s the funeral . recession of .i. I'ierpont Morgan and the plain and beautiful service in St. George’s Protestant Episcopal Church, Stuyvesant square. So unpretentious a funeral for a man of Morgan’s riches, his achievements, his renown, never before has been seen in this city. The master mind that in life had controlled millions had planned to his liking with the same severity of detail how he should be carried to bis grave. Only 45 miutes elapsed between the time the heavy coffin, covered by an enormous blanket of red Richmond roses, Mr. Morgan’s favorite flower, and ivy, was borne into the church at 10 o’clock, and borne out, followed by the long line of members of the Morgan family. At the end of the service the body of John Pierpont Morgan was borne away to Hartford to lie beside his father. Thousands and thousands of flowers sent by friends were scattered among hospitals. That also was his wish. In the personnel of the company of 1,500 that filled the church, while many times 1,500 waited in the park and behind police lines in the street, the occasion was probably unparal leled. Three bishops from three other States —Greer of New York; Law rence of Massachusetts, Brewster of Connecticut were officiating minis ters. Senator Elihu Root and Joseph H. Choate led the honorary pallbear ers. The body was carried at 9:30 a. m. from the library in East 36th street, where it had lain since the arrival of the steamship France. The hearse bore no plumes nor were the two black horses that drew it caprisoned. Mounted policemen rode down Madi son avenue, cleaving away for the pTocessidn. From Madison avenue the route was through East 24th street, Lexington avenue, Hast 21st street, Second avenue and into Stuyvesant Square at 17th street, to St. George’s Church. The twelve honorary pallbearers were: Senator Root, Joseph H. Choate, George S. Bowdoin, Lewis Cass Led yard, Robert W; de Forest, Henry Fairfield Osborn, Robert Bacon, Dr. James W. Markoe, George F. Baker, Elbert H. Gary, Morton S. Paton and Seth Low. Behind these twelve the coffin was carried up the aisle, followed by J. P. Morgan, Jr., with his mother, leading the Morgan family. The service lasted three-quarters of an hour. The absence of eulogy or sermon at the request of the banker accounted for this. The benediction was said by Bishop Brewster of Con necticut. At 10.05 ©lclock the procession moved-.|r.oip' StNlleorge’s Church to .Mb®- 'Grand Central Ration byway of Lexington avenue. The body of Mr. Morgan, was taken tn Hartford in a funeral car attached to a special train which carried tile members of the family, the honorary pallbearers, a few intimate friends and a number of the financier’s business associates. The train left at 11.45 o’clock and arrived in Hartford at 2:15 p. m. All along the way tributes of respect were paid to Mr. Morgan’s memory. Flags were at half-mast and industries came to a standstill while the funeral train passed. In Hartford factories had closed down and the public schools were not in session. The Morgan plot in Cedar Hill Cem etery is on a gently rising slope. In the center Of it rises a great block of polished red granite, whereon are in scribed the names and brief annals of the late financier’s grandparents, his father and mother and a brother. The grave of Mr. Morgan is to the west of the monument. MORGAN ESTATE TAX $4,000,000. Estimated Inheritance Levy by State Controller Largest on Record. i Albany, N. Y.—Computations made . in the State Controller’s office place the inheritance tax on the estate of the late J. Pierpont Morgan between $2,000,000 and $4,000,000. This esti mated tax will be the largest ever re -1 ceived by the State from a single es : tate and is based upon the report plac ing the wealth of the dead financier i at $100,000,000. i EXTRA SESSION FOR JURY BILL. I President WHson May Take Stump ■ Before May 6. Trenton, N. J. —Governor Fielder is sued a proclamation reconvening the i .Legislature in special session on i Tuesday, May 6, to enact a jury re form bill and to provide for a con stitutional convention. Suggestion is also made that the Legislature should 3 pass a valid enactment ratifying the popular vote in adopting the pro visions of a smaller freeholder board act in several of the coounties. The tomb of the Morgan family in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Hartford, Conn., the last resting place of tho late great financier. j NEW BBEAKSIN I RIVEIUEVEES Southern Cities Are Frightened i When Negroes Stop Work VAST SECTIONS FLOODED ( Bureau Formed to Protect Dayton’s Debtors—General Denial of Man- Killing There—Flooded Mine Explodes at ahawneetown. New Orleans. —The levee at Beulah, Mississippi, 120 miles north of that city, has given way twice in the past year—once the latter part of April and again in January, and it is at its ;old tricks again. The net loss from the Apri' break was between three and five million dollars. The news from Beulah made levee workers here re double their efforts. The break at Beulah floods a vast section of cotton and sugar country. Capt. C. O. Sherrill, in charge of the embankments along the lower part of the Mississippi, predicted a crest practically a foot higher than'that of last year at New Orleans. Officially he stated that the water would go to 22.5, the highest ever known. Along the river front from Fort Jackson to s-mersency work is going aniWdjwith rapid , ener gy and ever possible precaution is being taken to prevent disaster. Memphis.—Further breaks in the levees near Memphis, if they occur, will be largely due to the refusal of the negro and white inhabitants to respond to cal for labor. Reports say it is practically impossible to get men to work on the levees. Dayton, Ohio. —A clearing bureau of five lawyers, to act between debtors in the flooded district and creditors abroad has been organized here and has issued an appeal to creditors not to push claims. Home attorneys will not accept law suits of this character. Adjutant-General Wood issued a state ment in which he declared that at no time since martial law has been de clared in Dayton has either a civilian or soldier been shot. Washington.—Reports received here by Postmaster-General Albert Bur leson from St. Louis and Memphis in dicate that the railroads operating West from Memphis are entirely out of commission as a result of washouts and mails from St. Louis are being de toured. Between Hayti and Kennett, Mol;--the Frisco tracks are also washed out. the Gallatin Coal & Coke Co., 12 miles west of this city, were flooded, and a great explosion occurred, totally de stroying the mines. Water shot ,200 feet into the air carrying coal cars, mine props, timbers and shafting with it. Buildings, engine houses and tip ples have been destroyed. The loss totals one hundred thousand dollars. The relief committee met and issued an appeal for public —— PATERSON CONFERENCE FAILS. T Mill Owners Refuse to Send Delegates to Meet I. W. W. Leaders. j Paterson, N. J.—The silk manufac- I turers decided not to join in the con | ference with the Board of Aldermen and a committee of strikers. The em ployes had been invited to send a com [ mittee of five to the meeting. They said that they had voted to deal with their own employes and not the Indus trial Workers of the World leaders. Counsel for the strikers got thirty two men and sixteen women out of jail. They had been arrested while picketing the Hall mill and sent to jail in default cf bail on charges of unlawful assemblage. CULEBRA CUT NEARLY DUG. Water Will Not Be Let into It Before October 1. Washington.— Water will not be let into the Culebra cut of the Panama Canal before October 1 of this year, according to the latest estimates. It is estimated that the steam shov els will be able to remove about 5,500,- 000 cubic yard, of material between 1 now and October 1. This leaves ' about 2,500,000 cubic yards of earth to be removed by dredges after water has been turned info the cut. PENSIONS FOB i POOH MOTHERS j i ( sls a Month for One Child and $7 for Each Additional One 5 £ OHIO ENACTS THE NEW LAW : Similar Enactment in Force in New Jersey—Such a Bill Under Con sideration by the Legislature in Albany—Popular Idea. Columbus, Ohio. —The Ohio House adopted a bill for the payment of pen sions to dependent mothers to enable them to keep their children at home and care for them. An amendment to make the system optional with coun ties was rejected. The' Senate had previously voted af firmatively on the bill. Pensioning mothers is only one pro vision of a child code which was passed. Pensions of sls a month for one child and $7 a month for each additional child will be given to wom en who are poor and who have lived in Ohio two years; to widow's and to women whose husbands are physically or mentally disabled or have deserted them for three years and who have sons under 15 and daughters under 16. These pensions are for six months, but they may be regranted on expira tion. The plan is to raise a pension fund of not less than $700,000 a year by a State tax of one-tenth of a mill. The fund will be distributed by the Ju venile Courts. Boys under 14 are pro hibited from selling papers or selling chewing gum on the streets. ' ILLINOIS PIONEER IN PLAN. New York.—Governor Fielder signed the bill that put New Jersey in the Mothers’ Pension column of States. The pension there is fixed at $9 a month added in case of a second child, and $4 more a month for each addi tional child of school age. In New Jersey a dependent mother with five young offspring would get S3O a month; in Ohio she would get $43. The pioneer Mothers’ Pension State is Illinois, where the law was brought about largely through the efforts of Henry Neil of.the National Probation League. In Illinois more than 1,200 children of school age are being cared for under the pension law. Under its operation, it is claimed, the taxpayers are saved more than one-half the cost of maintenance of such children by permitting worthy mothers to exer cise their earning capacity, while still keeping the children under their own personal supervision. The cost per child in Illinois is $5.75 a month under the later law, as against more than sll a month for the insti tutional care of each such child. Thus the Mother’s Pension law, according to its advocates, is a taxpayers’ money saver while increasing the self-respect of both mothers and children. The New York State Legislature has had a Mothers’ Pension bill under con sideration since early in January.. in New York City a mowers’ pen sion plan is being privately tried out by the Association lor Improving the Condition of the Poor. WINS SIO,OOO BY MARRYING. Munson Takes His Time in Qualify ing to Receive Legacy. Yonkers, N. hesitating for five years, Charles L. Munson decided to be married and get a SIO,OOO legacy left to him conditionally by his grand father, George Munson, of Hastings. Munson is twenty ; five years old. His bride, who w'as Mrs. Louisa Hoeffer, a widow' with no children, is thirty-five. George Munson, who w'as a wealthy Quarry owner, left SIO,OOO to his grandson on condition that he mar ried. BRIDE-ELECT COMMITS SUICIDE. Beautiful Russian Girl Was Engaged to San Franciscan. San Francisco. —Miss Olga Temo hovich, a Russian girl) committed sui cide at the St. r rancis Hotel by shoot ing on the eye of her wedding. She was known as the 'most beautiful ■ woman here. Her engagement to Isaac Uphaip, a wealthy man, was announced a few weeks ago. It was planned to spend ■ the honeymoon at the bride’s home in St. Petersburg. HENRY F. COOK, Manager ANARCHIST SHOT AT KINGAIFONSO Sovereign Saves His Life by Digging Spurs Into Horse CROWDS BENT ON LYNCHING Would-be Assassin Overpowered After A Desperate Struggle--The Attack Maddfui CY„w"'eci Madrid Street as -ting Returns fro®> F.eview. l M-S- Madrid, ' Spain.—For the seventh time in his reign King Alfonso nur I rowly escaped being the victim of an anarchistic attempt against his life, i Three shots were fired at the King < in the streets of the capital by a na- f tive of Barcelona, Rafael Sanchez Al- < legro, who was immediately over- 1 powered. ) This attempt ‘o take the life of King l Alfonso was made in return for that of I Professor Ferrer, the founder of the Modern School at Barcelona, who was ] put to death in 1909 by the Spanish j Government. j King Alfonso owed his life to his ] own courage, quickness and skilled ; horsemanship. Accompanied by his j staff, he was riding along the Calle de Alcala on the way back from the cere- , mony of swearing in the recruits, when a man fram the sidewalk and seized the bridle of the King’s horse ' with one hand, presenting a revolver point-blank with the other. ( The King took in the situation at a glance. With lightning rapidity he dug his spurs into his horse, which reared violently. His quickness saved his life. The bullet, instead of bury ing itself in the King’s breast, struck the horse on the neck, but so close was it that the King’s left-hand glove was blackened by the powder dis charge. ' Before the assailant was able to pull the trigger again a Secret Service man sprang upon him. The two men fell to the ground locked in each other’s arms, struggling furiously. The would-be assassin managed to free his revolver arm and fired two more shots in rapid succession, but the officer knocked his arm aside and the bullets flew harmlessly through the air. At the sound of the first shot the King’s staff forced their horses on the sidewalk and made a ring around the assassin, who fought long and fiercely in the grip of four policemen before he was overpowered and handcuffed. King Alfonso, as soon as he saw that the man had been secured, raised himself in the stirrups, turned to the crowd, gave a military salute' and shouted in ringing voice, “Long live Spain!” The crowds made a determined at tempt to lynch Allegro, who was hur riedly taken into a house and kept there until an automobile ambulance escorted by mountpd police trans ferred him to Police Headquarters. SEVEN DIE IN TRAIN UPSET. Fifteen Prospective Land Buyers Also Hurt on Montreal Trip. Montreal. Seven persons were killed and fifteen were injured when an excursion train on the Montreal- Ghambly branch of the Central., Ver mont Railway left the rails about four and a half miles from St. Lambert. The train was carrying about 700 passengers who had taken advantage of the free trip given by real estate agents to prospective purchasers of lots in Albani subdivision. It was returning to Montreal at a speed of between twenty and thirty miles an hour. From some undetermined cause the engine and the first three coaches left th<s track near East Greenfield sta tion. The dead are:—- J. Moses, fireman, Montreal. J. Lacoste, No. 501 Drolet street, Montreal. Margaret Deer, ten years old, of 109 Coonway street, foint St; Charles. Unidentified man supposed to be named Christie, Canadian Pacific Railroad engineer, The Glen, Quebec. Unidentified man supposed to be named Rochon. Martin "White,' Lafayette” avenue', [ Montreal South; died on way to Mon treal. Unidentified man. MRS. PANKHURST'RELEASED. Militant Suffragist Leader Whisked Away to Nursing Home. London. —After being on a hunger strike for nine days in Holloway Jail, Mrs. Emmeline Pankhurst, the leader of the militant suffragettes, was re leased from her cell after the prison authorities had agreed that her weak ened condition made it necessary that she be permitted to recuperate. The release of the militant leader came as a surprise to almost every one. Mrs. Pankhurst was taken from the prison to a nursing home at Pern bridge Gardens, Bayswater. MAETERLINCK FAVORS STRIKERS Author Joins Fight Against “Old Bel gian Clericalism.” Brussels. —Maurice Maeterlinck, the author, has ranged himself on the side of the 300,000 strikers. He has writ ten a letter to a Socialist paper in which he heartily joins what he calls “this great fight against a Ministry ■ which represents all the ugliness, low- perfidy of the old Belgian clericalism. I intend to support it in a more efficacious manner than with the pen.” WHOLE NUMBER 2,167 OPEN HOUSE ON IZiSBORDER War Department Aste the State Aho lit ft. MEXICAN FEDERAL REFUGES. Entertainment of Mexican Federal^^j ,Ovr to. isr-r- r '~ _Oel Army. Washington.—The War Department' asked the State Department to de cide j how long the United States Eho|ld continue to keep “open house” on die Arizona-Mexican border for the Entertainment of Mexican federal refugees who have come into the United States to escape capture by the rfebe! army. As result it is probable the State Department will give instructions to • release the several hundred Mexicans now interned on the border and being fed from the stores of the United States Army maintaining the border patrol. Many of these refugees have been cared for at Nogales, Ariz., ever since their flight from Nogales, Mexico, a few weeks ago. When the number of alien boarders was increased by about 300 through the recent flight of General Ojeda’s forces from Naco, Mexico, into Naco, Arizona, the com mander of the American forces at. Naco decided to ask for instructions as to how long the refugees should be fed from the government larder. DANVILLE VOTES DRY. Liquor Element Is Defeated By a Ma jority of 68. Danville, Va. —The four wards in this city entitled to vote on the ques tion of liquor cast a majority vote of 68 against the saloons. The total vote was 1,314; wets, 623, drys, 691. Not a speech was made during the campaign, which had been waged dur-’ ing the past month. The surprise came when the vote of the First ward was announced, giving a dry majority of 36. It had been expected to break even or go wet by a small majority. The opposing forces were at the polls early, vehicles of all kinds be ing kept busy during the entire day bringing out the voters. The wets confidently expcetedi victory, while from all reports the drys kept fight ing gamely until the close of the polls and expected to lose out by a small margin. BRYAN FIVE TIMES GRANDPA. Former Ruth Bryan, Wife of English Lieutenant, Has Son. Washington. Secretary Bryan re ceived congratulations upon the birth of his fifth grandchild, Reginald Bryan Owen, at Elphan, Kent, England. This newest grandson of the Secretary of State is a son of Lieut. Reginald Owen, of the Royal Engineers, and Mrs. Owen, formerly Ruth Bryan. WRECK HURTS FiVE. Shifting Engine Crashes Into Two Cabin Cars at Butler. Freeport, Pa. —Five railroad men were severely injured at Butler Junc tion when a shifting engine crashed into the two cabin cars in which the men were riding, pushed the cars over the end of the track and - down an embankment. The cabin cars top pled over. STILLWELL,IS VINDICATED. Charges of Extortion Against State Senator Not Sustained. Albany, N. Y. —The Senate decided __ ttat'Tlie' Charges of attempted' extor tion preferred against Senator Still well by George H. Kendall, president of the New York Bank Note Company, have not been sustained. The vote was 21 in favor of sustaining the charges of 28 against. BOY KILLED BY BATTED BALL. Sphere Hit By Brother Strikes 9-Year- Old Over Heart. Lawton, Mich. —Paul Murphy, 9 years old, was killed here by a base ball batted by his 13-year-old brother Joe. Paul tried to catch’ a high fly, but the ball slipped through his hands and struclt him over the heart. He died instantly. FIRECRACKER DISCHARGES GUN. One Of Two Brothers Playing With Old Weapon Killed. New York. —John Miller and his brother Lawrence, 11 and 7 years old, respectively, found their father’s old shotgun and to make it more realis tic stuck a lighted firecracker in the muzzle. When the firecracker went off it exploded an old charge in the gun. The shot entered Lawrence’s side and he died in a few minutes.