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ALL OF THE LA TE NEWS FROM YOUR OLD HOME STATE
PITTSBURG,,' Pa., Dec. •* 29.— Upon
petition of tho Fairfleld Pot and Clay
Company, lan Ohio corporation, .William
P Knight was appointed I receiver of
the National Glass, company. Accord-
Ing •to the petition the National Glass
company has a ; carltaliiation " of . |8.
79U75? of which $1,479,100 i^°™>
stock and > J1.312,675 preferred j stock.
The assets consist of , real estate • pat
ents, bills and accounts receivable and
stock in other companies. .
RANGOR— Robert L. Davis and Miss
the UnUed Evangelical church and
home of each couple.
teETHLEHEM-^At the Moravian col-
Wis., and Immanuel Mewaldt of Bern
READING-George Strubing, aged
",4 years, an employe, was eating his
lunch and his feet came in contact with
machinery at the plant ot the Metro
politan Electric company, and he was
shocked to death by 2400 volts.
SCRANTON — Antonio Contlnello
aged 18 years, and Tony Ricardi, 16
years, while driving a wagon for a
PUtston bakery were killed by a Le
high Valley passenger train as I hey
were crossing the tracks at Plains.
MOUNT JOY — Nathan Jaechzik and
Miss Sarah Miller were united in mar
riage by Rabbi Sllberman in Deggael
Israel synagogue, Lancaster.
HARRISBURG I—John1 — John A. Jones of
Philadelphia was appointed a deputy
factory inspector by Governor Stuart
to fill the vacancy created by the re
cent resignation of William J. Crowley
MOUNT JOY— B. Frank Bradley and
Miss Ertha Riefsnyder were united in
marriage at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Trwin Cutler of Furnlss by Rev. E. E.
Curtis of Chestnut Level.
BANGOR— Falling 225 feet to the
bottom of a slate quarry bank today
and not even suffering a scratch was
the experience of "Big Jack" Martin
of Delabole, near here.
EUREKA, Utah, Dec. 29.— Mrs.
Saunders, a lady 85 years old, was
found dead in bed yesterday morning.
On Wednesday evening the old lady
ate a hearty supper, which was
brought to her by her granddaughter,
Miss Thayer, and before falling asleep
stated that she felt exceedingly well.
Upon going to her residence yesterday
morning, tho young lady found her
grandmother dead. Mrs. Saunders,
who has been an Invalid for almost
ten years, during which time she has
hardly ever risen from her bed, leaves
behind her one daughter, Mrs. Ben
Thayer. Funeral services will be con
ducted at the Thayer residence here,
and the remains will be shipped to G'o
shen for burial.
PROVO — The clerk's office has issued
the following couples legal permits to
wed: George Knots of Mammoth and
Elizabeth F. Moore of Spanish Fork;
Emil O. Hauser and Martha Bessan,
both of Payßon; Joseph Johnson and
Jennie Birch, both of Spanish Fork;
Ernest Huff and May Hall, both of
Lake Short; Alex. W. G"reen and Christa
Christensen of Provo; James Brooks,
jr., and Sarah Kunder, both of Lehi
Junction; John A. Jones and Lena B.
Sims, both of Provo; William Singleton
and May F. Noble, both of Sprin^
vtlle; Jesse G. Stubbs of Provo and
Annie E. Loveless of Provo Bench; Le
Roy Johnson of Provo and Emma M.
Cox of Spanish Fork; P. O. Wieter of
Provo and Myrtle Davis of Lake View;
Robert Gordon, Provo, and Lida E.
Whitley of Lindon, and John L. Peter-
Bon and Delphia M. Hill of Lehi.
EPHRAIM — The art Institute opened
In this city Sunday evening. December
16. The large crowd that filled hte as
sembly hall of the Snow academy. In
which the exhibit is being made, at the
reception meeting, gave evidence of an
appreciative Interest by the citizens of
this place. Perhaps nothing within
recent years has caused such an inter
est In and desire for art as has this
AMERICAN FORK— Funoral services
over the remains of William Ivins of
this rity, who died at the home of his
son Thomas, in the First ward, were
held Jn the First ward meeting house.
Bishop James T. Gardner conducted
the services. Aftor the services the
remains were Interred In the city
cemetery. Mr. Ivins was an old resi
dent of this city, having lived here
since 1857, and was -well known in this
FALMOUTH, Ky., Dec. 29.-Members
of the American Society of Equity met
here and denounced the action of the
Home Insurance company, T?hlch can
celed all Insurance on Equity tobacco in
It was stated that no disturbances had
lifpn expected or had happened in the
section, and that the action of the com
pany was unjustifiable.
Dr. G. W. McMillan, Jesse McNay,
Frank Conrad and Thomas Guliek rep
resented the county at Frankfort.
HAWESVILLE— As a result of bad feel-
Ing Sheriff Kelly shot and fatally wound
ed John Adkins, a prominent young farm
er of Hancock county.
Adkins and his brothers, whom the
sheriff has often arrested, were unfriend
ly to the chief peace officer, and the af
fray is believed to have been a direct
MAYSVILLE^Guards are protecting
twelve loads of tobacco which were smug
gled into the city at midnight. They were
delivered to the American Tobacco com
GLASGOW— M. A. Cox, aged 68, died
here. It is the end of a stirring and
worthy life, Cant. Cox having been an
intrepid rider with Gen. Morgan and a
public-spirited citizen of our little metrop
olis of the back counties.
NICHOLASVILLE — Locomotor ataxia
caused the death here of W. P. Knight,
one of the richest men of the county. He
was a prominent miller of the firm of W.
P. Knight & Co. His mother and several
brothers and sisters survive hm.
Bill— Do you find it hard to dodge that bill
Jill— Sura; harder than ever. He goes about
In an automobile, you know.— Yonkera States
MUSIC CHARMS BIG
GAME IN MAINE FOREST
+ BANGOR, Me, Deo. 29.-Guides +
? recently arrived here from the West <fr
? branch region are telling t. story ?
? about deer and moose being charmed ?
?by music. The guides Bay that this 4»
? happened last we«k on the west 4>
? branch of the Penobscot, where a<f
? Bangor musician was camping, not <fr
<(? to shoot, but for rest and study. ?
4» At sunset one evening the musician +
4> began to practice on a violin, and +
? had not played long when h« heard +
4» a rustling in the bushes and saw a «fr
? young doe come out into the clearing •>
«j» and stand, timidly, at some distance, 4
<|» listening to th« music. Soon other <(•
4> deer came out, while the ground was «fr
? alive with smaller animals and a *
4» moose hovered near by. People *
? laugh at this story, but the guides *
? declare it is true. *
? The musician himself has nothing +
4> to say. ?
BLOOMINGTON, Ind., Dec. 29.— M. T.
Carmlchael, aged 60. and one of the most
prominent citizens and Democrats of this
section of the state, died of paralysis.
He was etrlcken while attending to some
business at a stone quarry couth of the
city. The deceased was born in this
county and was once Democratic candi
date for county treasurer and once made
the race for sheriff. He was a prominent
PRINCETON— County Clerk Mason
sine the opening of the game eeason here
has Issued 446 licenses, and applications
for others are being filed dally. It Is be
lieved that the 500 mark will be reached
here before the close of the season.
RICHMOND— In the Wayne circuit
court the suit of John Gubbin against
the Maxwell-Brisco Motor company of
Newcastle and the Newcastle Industrial
company was filed. The plaintiff asks
for foreclosure of mechanic's lien and or
der for sale of plant and judgment for
The suit is the outgrowth of a contract
held by the plaintiff for the construction
of a part of the company's plant at New
castle. Because of alleged faulty work the
company declined payment.
GREENCASTLE— The franchise granted
by the city of Greencastle for a street
railway has been accepted by J. H. Crabb
ot Indianapolis and work will begin at
The line is to be run from the Big Four
depot to the Vandalia station and from
there to McClair's Springs, where a sum
mer resort is to be established and op
erated by the company. The franchise
calls for the completion of the road with
in two years.
MARlON— Damages in the sum of $3000
were granted for the death of Walter
Fleming against the Marion Heat and
Light company by a jury in the circuit
court. The suit was filed by Davis Ver
mlllion, as administrator of the Fleming
estate. Fleming was electrocuted several
months ago while working as lineman for
the defendant company. Mrs. Fleming
and her three children now reside at An
derson. The case probably will be ap
pealed to the higher court.
PUEBLO, Colo.. Dec. 29.— Two little
boys, both under 8 years of age, were
arrested on a charge of stealing bicycles.
A number of valuable wheels which, it
is alleged, were stolen Saturday right
from the central section of the city, are
said to have been found in their pos
FLORENCE— Raymond Bernanl. a
newsboy, while riding a bicycle, ran
against a delivery wagon and was thrown
about twenty feet. He was unirjured.
TRINIDAD— Some time during iast
night burglars gained entrance to the
John Sherman meat market by removing
a glass from a rear window. The cash
register was pried open with a butcher's
cleaver and aoout $4 in change, all the
cash in the drawer, was taken. The reg
ister was ruined. The police have ro
BOULDER— The funeral of J. S. Mul
ford was held irom the Presbyterian
church, the Masons having charge. The
pallbearers were old-timers here.
FORT COLLlNS— Franklin Rhone, aged
about 18, a short course student at the
agricultural college, died of appendicitis.
His parents llv- at Grand Junction.
Young Rhone was popular at the college.
GREELEY— LIoyd Snider, a farmer,
was found guilty of non-support In the
county court. He was given the choice of
paying his wife $15 a month and all costs
or of going to Jail sixty days. He chose
the latter and was immediately locked up.
The Snlders have been married a year.
EVANS— When Frank Smith and Miss
Lovinna Summer stood, up to be married
the minister discovered an error in tin
license, the name Smith being substituted
for that of the bride. He refused to con
tinue the ceremony. County Clerk Davis
was called out of bed, went to the court
house, found the records correct and au
thorized the minister to proceed.
TACOMA, Wash., Dec. 29.— F. L. Hey
wood cf the firm of Heywood & Sufecool,
merchant tailors, has received a letter
from his mother in Toronto, Canada, no
tifying him of the death of his great un
cle, Richard Heywood, a retired banker
of Burford, Canada, leaving an estate
valued at fcSO.OOO, of which his grand
nephew, Frederick L. Heywood, receives
about $180,000, the remainder going 1 1
OLTMPIA— The Thurston county poultry
show opened yesterday. Harry J. Collier
of Tacoma is judging the birds. Prize
winners at the Tacoma show have been
WALLA WALLA— A warrant has been
Issued for the arrest of Olafest Degn of
the Fountain saloon, on the charge of
selling liquor to a minor, a student ot
Whitman college. This Is the flrst of a
number of cases to be brought by Presi
NORTH YAKIMA— The first car of the
Yakima Valley Transportation company
will make the trip from Yakima to Wide
Hollow, a distance of three miles, next
ABERDKEN— The question of a public
library will be submitted to the people at
a special election soon. Andrew Carne
gie's offer of Jlb.ooo for a' library building
was turned down about six months ago.
NORTH TAKIMA— The ownership of a
$10,000 Sunnyslrie ranch has been decided
by Judge Kauffman in favor of Mark
Emery in the case of Harding vs. Emery.
SOUTH BEND— A clnm-digglng ma
chlno Invented by M. J. Mumford of
Westport has proved a success.
LOS ANGELES HEKALD: .>I().\J>AV MORMmX DECEMBER 30. 1007.
GENESEO, N. V., Dec. 29.— William
Flynn. Earl Nixon, Jacob Aprile, and
child living in Center street and a man
named Prescott of Geneva, who were
bitten by a supposedly mad dog here
FrlAy, have been sent to the Pasteur
hospital in New York city for treatment.
LOCKPORT-Assessors' Clerk AVilliam
S. Caton, a well known young attorney
and law partner of Eugene M. Ashley,
has been appointed special deputy coun
ty clerk by County Clerk-elect Matthew
Wash of Niagara Falls. Mr. Caton will
be clerk of the courts. He succeeds
E. Stuart Cramer of North Tonawanda.
WARSAW— H. W. Kerr, fireman on a
B. R. & P. freight train, met with an
accident recently while working around
his englno at Gainesville station, caus
ing the loss of one finger and part of
another. He was brought to Warsaw,
where the company's surgeon was called
to attend him and then he was taken to
BINGHAMTON— David B. King, for
merly county treasurer, who was re
moved by Governor Hughes, was in
dicted for misappropriating county funds
on two counts. He was held for trial in
NEW YORK— The Bronx zoo has just
received a spade-foot toad from Charles
Van Zandt, who owns a silver mine near
Butte, Montana. While sinking a shaft
in the silver mine, workmen ran across
the toad 200 feet down from the surface.
He lay in a little pocket inside an other
wise solid stone.
It is believed the toad is several hun
dred years old, and that it has not taken
a full breath in 300 years.
DETROIT, Mich., Dec. 29.— The whole
sale fur store of Edwin S. George at
Jefferson and Woodward avenues was de
stroyed by fire. The loss probably will
reach more than $200,000.
HANCOCK— The confectionery store of
Charles Gekas was robbed of $137 by a
IRON MOUNTAIN-In a quarrel be
tween Joseph Stanchini and Victorio
Bellagamba the former was shot in the
hand and the breast.
CALUMET— A movement by the retail
clerks for early closing has been aban
doned at the news that tho merchants
themselves will make arrangements for
closing four nights of the week after the
ESCANABA— The project of organizing
a naval reserve is being favorably con
sdered throughout the upper peninsula.
Grant T. Stephenson, son of United
States Senator Isaac Stephenson, now a
resident of Wells, a suburb of Escanaba.
has become interested in the idea and
says that he will call a meeting soon
after the first of the year to take steps
for the organization of a reserve.
MENOMINEE— OnIy $7000 of the $30,000
worth of bonds recently issued have been
disposed of. They were first offered to
local capitalists, but ac the latter have
not shown any avidity in taking them
they will probably be offered to the bond-
Ing companies. The bonds of the county
have always found a ready sale among
CONCORDIA. Kan., Dee. 29. — An
east-bound Union Pacific passenger
train was wrecked by a broken rail
seven miles east of here. One man
was killed and two women were dan
gerously injured. Others were slightly
injured. The coaches were damaged.
SALlXA— Magnus Christensen. for
merly of Racine, Wis., was murdered
on the M. M. Sherman ranch near here
by Archie Wayne, 18 years of age. Tho
weapon used was a monkey wrench.
The murderer was arrested, but re
fused to talk, and nothing can be
learned of the causo of the killing.
OLATHE — Olive Bartlett. daughter
of J. J. Bartlett, retired farmer, was
shot and killed at her home here by J.
Frederick Kastemllek, a former sweet
heart, who then killed himself. Tho
parents of^the girl were in an adjoin
ing room when the two shots were
fired. They hurried into the room and
found their daughter and her suitor
dying. Kastendiek and Miss Bartlett
had both been married since their in
fatuation for each other years ago.
ACME OF EGOTISM.
Arthur— What a narrow-minded person
Howard— Yes; he's one of these fellows
who think the whole world Is warm
when they get their winter flannels on.
BLEW HIMSELF UP.
First Autolst— They tell me your chaf
feur la an angel.
Second Autolst— l reckon he is about
now. He lit a match this morning to see
If the gasoline tank was full.
SEAFORD, Del.. Dec. 29.— "1f Sraford
goes dry I will leave this place for
good," was what Joseph Allen told his
daughter, Monday, before election, when
Sussex county voted for local option.
Saturday after election he left his
home in Middleford and was missing un
til Sunday, when his body was found
floating In the Nantlcoke rivor.
Both his wife and daughter say he
FREDERICA— EIeven children, forty
one grandchildren and thirty-seven
great-grandchildren will endeavor to
make this a great and happy reunion to
Mrs. Elizabeth Jester of Milford Neck,
who is 90 years of age this year. AH
the children, grandchildren and great
grandchildren are enjoying excellent
CUMBERLAND. Md., Dec. 29.— Mayor
Martin T. Tlerney of Piedmont, W. Va.,
was nominated for re-election over S. L.
Dunn. J. M. Stanley was renomlnated
for town recorder without opposition. R.
H. Drane, H. Clay Shaw and James L.
McHenry were nominated for town coun
cllmen. This ticket is called the Citizens'
ticket and it Is thought there will be no
HAGERSTOWN— George Forrest, who
was run over by a trolley car, died of
his injuries at the Washington county
hospital. His right leg was cut off below
the knee and he sustained Internal in
PORT DEPOSlT— Burglars entered the
residence of Mrs. John McClenahan, car
rying off valuable silver and other ar
ticles. The ntruders also burglarized the
hardware store of Stephenson & Rey
nolds, where they took cash and two pis
tols. The railroad sta^lo i was also robbed
of a small amount of money. One of the
robbers was arrested in Philadelphia with
some of the stolen goods In his posses
sion. Joseph Wallace and David Glass,
colored, were' caught attempting to enter
Abrahams' jewelry store.
CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis., Dec. 29.—
The great Hatfleld dam on the Black
river has been completed, and is now be
ginning to fill up with water. It will take
about three weeks before the filling pro
cess is completed. Meanwhile the towns
along the river, which depend upon it for
the generation of power, are temporarily
suffering in the quality of electric lights.
CONCORD— Several skeletons found on
a farm near Concord have given rise to
the belief that an Indian burial ground
was located there. The country about
was once the home of a tribe of Indians.
CUMBERLAND— Ernest Miller, a mem
ber of the high school basket ball team,
fell during a game with the city team
and broke one of his arms.
EAU CLAIRE— Claude F. Hopkins, who
was arrested while leaving the Minne
sota state prison at Stlllwater, where he
had served three years for horse stealing,
pleaded guilty to having stolen two
horses, a rig and two harneses, valued
at $525, and waa bound over for trial.
FORT ATKINSON— The interurban
electric line from Milwaukee to Oeonomo
woc is being rapidly extended to Water
town. The grading is nearly completed
Rails are also being laid,, and cars will
be running by next spring. It is under
stood that this line wil eventually be ex
tended to Madison, and the same com
pany will build from Watertown to Fort
Atkinson, via Johnson Creek and Jeffer
son. Employes of he Milwaukee sretu
railway company are makrhg surveys lr
this vicinity for branch lines. .
HAWTHORNE— The absence of snow is
being severely felt by loggers. Cutting
and skidding have gone on rapidly
through the f £.ll and early winter, atjd
only a snowfall is needed to start the
work of hauling.
KJSNOSHA— John Sheridan literal-j
oked himself into jail last night. Sheri
dan went into a saloon whore two men
were boxing, and while one of the men
was interested in the boxing match hT
took his watch from his pocket. The
men refused' to take the matter as a
joke, and Sheridan was held on a charge
. • ¦ . . ¦ * » m ¦ .
"Your cook ; is telling that your hus
band gets a very small salary." < ' ¦ -
"We just tell her that to keep her from
demanding a large one." — Houston Post.
TIRED OF HOLD-UPS.
Robber— Hold up your hands!
Victim— Take my money, but I'll be
blamed if I'll hold up my hands. I've
been hanging on a car strap all the way
Smart— The world Is getting better.
Wise— That's right. Some preachers
are getting three thousand dollars a year
now, where 20 years ago they were lucky
to get a thousand.
FAIRFIELD. 111., Dec. 29.— Miss Graca
Bean of East St. Louis Is visiting her
father. Dr. F. Bean, and family.
Mrs. C. -L. Cooper has gone, to Roches
ter, N. V., to spend the holidays with her
The annual show of the Wayne County
Poultry association began Tuesday and
continued three days. The largest num
ber of entries in the history of the asso
ciation was on display.
C. M. Wall and wife of St. Elmo, 111.,
celebrated their golden wedding anniver
G. H. Daisy and wife have gono to
Granbury, Tex., to spend the winter.
Mrs. 0. S. Tuller of Aurora has been
visiting Mrs. Charles F. Sibley.
Dr. W. R. Shelfron and family have gone
to Winter Haven, Fla., for the winter.
EFFINGHAM — Opal. the 6-year-old
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andy Peters,
was badly scalded by pulling a- pan of
boiling water from the stove upon her.
Two sons of William Schmohe were
accidentally shot while hunting with a
2-caliber rifle. The ball passed through
the index finger of one boy and lodged in
the side of the other boy. The boys are
Dr. and Mrs. J. B. Walker are in Hot
Miss Carrie E. Loy is visiting in Cen
George V. Mechler has been called to
Denver, Colo., by the illness of his
TAYLORVILLE— In a debate between
Illinois and lowa universities at Cham
paign, Illinois won. Harry Hershey led
the Illinois team.
Mi3s Edith Anderson Is visiting In De
Mrs. W. H. Klrkwood has gone to Long
At a meeting of company B, Fifth In
fantry, Logan Rape was elected second
lieutenant, succeeding W. R. Dexheimer.
E. E. Reed of Pratt, Kas.. is visiting
The literary department of the Woman's
club met with Mrs. Roy Johnston.
LITCHFIELD— C. A. Tolle has returned
Two horses were stolen from, the barn
of John Llndley of Walshville. The
thieves have been tracked as far as
Miss Mary Munday Is visiting Miss
Anna Allman of Montlcello, 111.
Roy Fisher has arrived from New York.
NASHVILLE— Theodore A. Meyer, the
merchant, is ill.
Mrs. John Maxwell foil while on her
way to secure a doctor for a sick son and
fractured an arm.
Mrs. Mary Lowry, the oldest resident of
Nashville, is dead, aged 89 years.
Henry F. Recker, former town clerk of
Johannesburg, died at his home there.
Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Pirman are ill.
Miss Clara Umbeck is visiting in St.
A warrant was sworn out here charging
John Kamadulski, aged 1», residing south
of this city, with stealing a set of har
ness off a team -in the rear of a local
business place. His father waa to deliver
the young man to the authorities, but he
has since disappeared and is believed to
be In St. Louis.
AUGUSTA, Me.. Dec. 29. — Ice cutting
operations in Maine during the present
winter will be on a smaller scale than
for some years. The summer was not
at all favorable to the ice industry,
and all the big companies have stork
enough on hand to last them through
an average year without cutting at all
this year. The outcome of the ice
harvesting operations in the Hudson
river will decide the size of the cut In
this stuto more than any other factor,
but even should the Hudson river crop
fall, the cutting in Maine will be much
below the usual size.
CALAIS— With a fine staring him in
the face, the biggest imposed in a
Washington county game case in a
long time, or the alternative of spend
ing eleven months In jail, George
Johnson has taken an appeal to thf>
supreme court In the case of his having
in his possession the carcasses of a moose
ami nine deer contrary to law. John
son was found, so the wardens allege,
nailing the covers on the boxes con
taining tlie contraband meat. The de
fence offered no testimony and Judge
Fowler took Into consideration tho fact
that Johnson was entitled by law to
have two deer in his possession, and
then gave him the' maximum penalty
for the offense, amounting to $700, of
¦which $.'OO was for the moose and the
balance for the deer meat.
HIS FATAL MISTAKE.
Visitor — I suppose now, you wish you
had taken the straight and narrow path.
Prisoner— G' wan! Date what I did
take. If I'd "on'y dodged Inter dat
crooked alley dey wouldn't a' ketched
IN THE PARLOR.
The Piano Cover— How Is your friend
The Rug— Don't mention hie name. He
«luu<». me tor a woman with money.
PEDDLER MAKES LARGE
FORTUNE IN TEN YEARS
<;• ST. : LOUIS, Mo.. Dec 29.— From 4>
? push cart man to . bunk president Is *
<? the leap Charles Menae, a Greek; 4*
? who has ! forsaken St. Louis for Ills 4>
? native land, made in. ten years. Me-
? nas . came to America as an lmml- 4*
4» grant, and when he arrived in St. 4*
4> Louis -he was i practically penniless. *
+ When he started for Greece he had 414 1
? a bank account exceeding $100,000 and 4>
4> a prosperous business here ; that is 4*
* bringing a handsome - revenue. \ ,4>
4> ••.'!'» going back to realize a dream <(>
? I have cherished all my life," Menas 4>
4 said. "I am going to open a bank
4> and be its president." , "' 4*
*-, The bank, according to Menas, Is*
+to be known as the Olympla Na- *
4> tional bank, and capitalized at $100,- *
4> 000 or more. ''. • . • *
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GRAFTON. W. Va., Dec. 29.— Falling
165 feet into the mine shaft of tho
Hamilton Coal company at Newburg,
W. Va., twelve miles east of this city.
Roily M. Grim, the boss driver for the
past frve years at the mine, met instant
death. Just how the fatal fall was
caused is unknown, but the coroner's
Jury, after viewing the mass of mashed
flesh and broken bones, returned a ver
dict of accidental death. Grim was 47
years old and is survived by a widow
and seven children.
ELKINS — Dr. Georgo O. Brown of
Upshur was nominated without oppo
sition as a candidate for the state sen
ate, to succeed the late Senator W. D.
Talbott at the Republican senatorial
convention here. The Democratic sen
atorial convention will be held at Phil
CHARLESTON — Tho supreme court
of appeals again has refused to Issue
a writ of mandamus applied for by Tax
Commissioner White on behalf of the
state against the Wirt county court on
the .rehearing of the case which was
argued last week. This case has at
tracted attention throughout the state
on account of the bearing it Is said to
have on the intention of Governor Daw
son to call the legislature in extra ses
sion next month to amend the tax '-ws
so rr to prevent county courts from
laving a levy in excess of 35 cents for
WATERLOO, lowa, Dec. 29.— Mrs. John
Byford has given birth to her eighteenth
child. Seven of this Rooseveltian family
are dead and some of the remaining
eleven are married and have children of
their own. Among the number were two
sets of twins.
The mother Is 43 years of age. The
father is a member of the fire depart
ment. The family never has had a phy
DES MOINES— The banks of Dcs
Molnes resumed cash payments. Every
bank in the clearing house announces the
resumption of payments in cash.
Fire destroyed the four-story building
occupied by the W. J. Pratt Wall Paper
company. Loss $100,000. A match dropped
carelessly set fire to and consumed two
carloads of matches.
WEBSTER CITY-Mrs. Cyrus Johnson,
aged 22, member of a theatrical company,
died at her hotel here from an overdose
of fluid extract of cotton root bark. The
coroner's jury returned a verdict to the
effect that the fatal draught was swal
lowed accidentally. Mrs. Johnson's stage
name was Miss Ruth Parsons. She was
playing the role of Sybil In "Faust."
SANTA FE, N. M., Dec. 29.— At a meet
ing of the New Mexico Statehood league
it was decided that instead of a dele
gation of 100 citizens going to Washing
ton next month, to work for statehood,
only Gov. Curry anfd six others will go
at first, to be reinforced later if deemed
ALBUQUERQUE— District Judge Ab
bott decided in favor of the Arizona &
Colorado railway In the action of that
company against the Denver & Rio
Grande to enjoin the defendants from
taking possession of seven different
tracts of right of way between the Colo
rado line and Farmlngton, N. M.
The court holds that the Arizona &
Colorado company, by complying with
the law regarding the filing of plats of
right of way, acquired priority rights to
the ground and established its legal
clnim. The case was flrst decided for
t 'tiff by Judge McFle in Santa Fe,
t was remanded by the supreme court
and brought here on a change of venue.
It has been hard fought and involves
many thousand dollars' worth of prop
KANSAS CITY, Dec. 29.-A young man
who registered at a leading hotel here
as Robert Patterson, Philadelphia, and
who had told several guests that he was
the son of a milllonare manufacturer,
tried to commit suicide, in his room by
turning on the gas. He was taken to the
emergency hospital and will probably re
In Roosevelt place, a street in Kansas
City. Kas.. triplets were born to Mr. and
Mrs. Barton Curry. Tho babies, a girl
and two boys, and the mother are doing
well. Curry is a laboring man.
ST. JOSEPH— Becuuse a grocery clerk
sold gasoline for coal oil Mrs. Sadie Bet
tls, aged 89 years. Is dead following an
explosion of the liquid, which waa used
for starting a fire. The coroner's jury
held the grocer, J. Stern, responsible.
WINSTED, Conn., Dec. 29.— Entering
his barn, which he supposed he had
closed securely the night before, James
Torrant of Norfolk found a large buck
deer, with spreading antlers, feeding on
hay. He closed the door. He had gone
only a few feet away when the deer
plunged through the door, demolishing
it, and escaped.
SOUTH NORWALK— A pellet of putty
with a pin through it was blown into the
eye of little Hanford Foote two years ago
by Harry Bradbury, a playmate. Pluck
ly the lad pulled the pin from the center
of his eye, and as the wound healed up
with but littlo inconvenience nothing
more was thought of It. Mr. and Mrs.
George F. Foote, the parents, discovered
this week that the boy was totally blind
in the eyo the pin had entered.
He was Immediately taken to New
York and placed in the hands of an emi
nent eye specialist that the sight of the
other eye may be saved.
"Talking about horses." remarked the Ob
server o( Events and Things, "why. there are
women attendlnß the horse dhow wb<> wouldn't
drive a nail!"— Yonkers StateHman.
MANASSAS, Va., Dec. 29.— Tho mangled
lemalns of a woman were picked up on
the Manassas branch of the Southern
railway by a f/eight train crew betwren
Gainesville and Wellington. The body
was cut and torn beyond all recognition,
but a email handbag bearing the name ot
Mrs. M. V. lawyer was found and mado
Identification possible. The handbag con
tained r-.everal cards, some medicine and
prescriptions from Dr. Bishop and Dr.
Wllmer. There was nothing to show
where the unfortunate woman lived.
NEWPORT NEWS-Dan Waterman
was sentenced to two years In the state
penitentiary by Judge Barham in tha
corporation court for the murder of The
odore Helmer. A motion for a new trial
was made. Helmer was stabbed to death
In a fight In a saloon here three months
ago. The dead man was the son of Mr
and Mrs. T. F. Helmer of Baltimore.
NORFOLK-H. W. Stanley has been
appointed assistant general superintend
ent of the Seaboard Air Line railway. A
circular announcing his appointment as
assistant to General Superintendent
Charles H. Hix was issued. For somo
time Mr. Stanley has been superintendent
of transportation, having succeeded E. J.
Cunningham in the car service depart
ment of tho Seaboard.
WARSAW-Poplar Plains, the home of
W. W. Walker, father of State Senator
C. Harding Walker, near Oldhama, West
moreland county, was destroyed by fire
together with neany all the contents of
the building, including furniture, cloth
ing, a valuable library, $500 or more in
cash and $1200 to $1500 in silverware and
jewelry; also $10,000 in bonds and notes
LEIGH, Neb., Dec. 29.— At the school
board election only thirty-six votes were
cast for the issuing of bonds. This vote,
although not unanimous, expresses tho
general sentiment. The bonds, which
amount to $15,750, will be disposed of as
soon as possible. The new building will
be erected on the present site.
BEATRICE-Davld Neher, charged with
assaulting Jacob Meyers, a farmer living
near Pickrell, with Intent to do great
bodily injury, was held to the district
court in bonds of $500. He furnished bail
and was realesd. One Doleridge, who Is
alleged to have taken a hand In the as
sault, was fined $5 and costs.
DAVID CITY-Mrs. Orin Russell
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Talbot of
this city, died at her home in Custer
county. The body was brought to this
city, where the funeral was held from
the Methodist Episcopal church. De
ceased leaves a husband and five small
children besides her parents
PLATTSMOUTH-Whlle Frank Chechel
and his brothu Adolph were out hunting
rabbits the former's gun was accidentally
discharged and the contents lodged In
one of Adolph's legs, making a painful
wound. The wounded man was brought
to this city, and Dr. T. P. Livingston ex
tracted the shot and dressed the wound.
BATTLE CREElclGreen, the short
change man, who pleaded guilty to
orunkenness and swindling and was fined
$10 and sentenced to thirty days In the
county jail, broke Jail here last night by
pounding a hole in the west wall with a
bed rail and made good his escape it
is supposed that he returned to Omaha
where he came from.
NEBRASKA CITY=T he Salvation Army
did a good work in this city for the poor
They took up a collection for the pur
pose of providing a Christmas dinner for
the poor and were so successful that they
were able to fill seventy-two baskets with
Christmas delicacies, which they dis
tributed about the city. Through their
efforts many poor families were able to
enjoy a good Christmas.
TO NOMINATE HIM
If Project of Prominent Democrats
Goes Through, She Will Be the
First Woman to Address
DENVER, Colo., Dec. 29.— At the con
vention in Denver in July the Democrats
are planning to have Ruth Bryan Leav-
Itt place In nomination for the presidency
the name of her father, William Jen-
Friends of Mrs. Leavltt desire that she
shall have the distinction of being tho
flrst woman to have a speaking part in
the national convention halls. They arei
actively engaged in a campaign to havd
her elected as one of the Colorado delefl
gates to the convention that she may hi
officially recognized. If she is not elects
she will be allowed a proxy. tt
. Milton » Smith; - chairman ; of • the ; sti
central ri committee' lof the \ DemocrJ
, party,' ' will ¦; call ' together < the t exec™
committee of ' that organization jto \ 0
time for the holding of the state cosH
tion and to perfect . arrangements. JM
Leavltt's: mime linn been pracjß
agreed upon. The convention will lMt
the last wppfc'ln'May or early lii|S
and Colorado's full quota of tlc^H
will be elected at ¦ that time. .: / s.^j
Colorado, being a suraffge state.
send one, possibly two, women to the?
BURNED; GETS S.KIN
FROM THIRTY FRIENDS
Confined in Hospital Five Months, In.
juries Failing to Heal, Fellow
Society Members Sub
mit to Knife
NEW YORK, Dec. 29.— Thirty young
men members of the Holy Name society
of St. Lucy's Roman Catholic church, In
Grove street, Jersey City, have tender
arms as a result of giving strips of their
skins for grafting purposes.
Frank Waters, the beneficiary of their
sacrifice, has been a patient in St. Fran
cis' hospital elnce July 4, suffering from
Waters was victim of a premature ex
plosion of fireworks. For nearly five
months his burns refused to heal, and the
physicians decided skin grafting would
Rev. Father Watterson, first assistant
pastor of St. Lucy's church, undertook
the task of getting persons to give,
patches of their skin, and the Holy Namo
society, of which Waters was a member,
was consulted. There were 460 young men
at the meeting and every one of them
volunteered. Thirty were selected for tho
ordeal It took five daya for the complete
operation, six men yielding up five strips
of skin each from their arms.
The transplanting wus entirely success