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'claim manufacturer HAD
two WIVES ,
Man Who Was Killed In Auto Acci.
dent Three Years Ago Owned
Valuable Local
7a* contest over tho estate of Milton
Taylor Hancock, who was killed In an
automobile accident on July 20, 1905,
leaving an estate valued at $35,000, to
gether with income from patents on his
Benecla plow Invention amounting to
$50,000 annually, was begun yesterday
in the probate department of the su
perior court, when hearing was begun
on the petition of Mollie Hancock Mc-
Natt and John P. Hancock to determine
heirship. -" •y 7 '
They are oppoed by Mrs. Nina Little-
Hancock-Michelson, widow of the In
ventor, and Wilton Taylor Hancock, jr.,
Eugenia Hancock and Newton Han
cock, children of the couple.
The petitioners claim Hancock when
he married Mrs. Little, in 1886, already
had a wife living in Georgia from whom
he had not been divorced. Mrs. Michel
son testified yesterday that she mar
ried Hancock in 1886, and the marriage
license was placed In evidence. A large
number of depositions from the alleged
heirs in Georgia were also presented to
.the court. T * __ 7
< Hancock was killed on North Main
street when his automobile crashed into
a milk wagon. Mrs. Hancock and the
three children, who were In the ma
chine at the time, were also badly in
iu rod
' Hancock was the Inventor of the disc
plow, and .was at the time of his death
reputed to be immensely wealthy, re
ceiving largo royalties on his patents.
He was an automobile enthusiast and
was constantly endeavoring to reach
I lie highest speed possible. - ...„„__
At one time he was a strong believer
in spiritual manifestations, and as a
result of what he claimed to be mes
sages from the unseen world he erected
one of the costliest monuments In the
country at his beautiful home In
Hhreveport, La. Later he abandoned
his faith in these teachings, paying
$1000 to have the monument removed
in a cemetery. ' , *'„.'„
The hearing was continued until 11
o'clock today.
Charge Against Dennett Chlldo Is Not
I Sustained When Case Comes to
T r ial_Third Case to tie
Heard Monday
The jury In the case of Dennett
t'hllds, charged with illegal registra
tion at Ocean Park in August last
yesterday returned a verdict of-not
BThfs was the second trial of Chllds
on this charge, a Jury several weeks
ago having disagreed in his case.
Another charge is pending against
"hilds, that of procuring persons to
register illegally, and his trial on this
charge is set for Monday in depart
ment 5 of the superior court.
Besides the trial of Chllds next week
ere are four other cases and one
retrial to be disposed of out of the
original twenty-five or more indict
ments returned by the grand Jury.
Most of the cases have thus far been
dismissed on motion of the district at
By the filing of a contest to the will
of Mrs. Mary Dreer, who died in Pasa
dena seven years ago, leaving an es
tate valued at $50,000, a fight for the
possession of the bulk of the property
was yesterday begun In the superior
court. . • . „ „
The petition was filed by Walter S.
Volkmar, grandson of the deceased,
who claims bis grandparent was of
unsound mind when she made her will,
leaving $1000 each to her sons and
daughters, excepting Miss Augusta
Ui-iir, who was given the remainder
of tie estate because, as stated In the
will, sin: was the only unmarried
daughter. .aPWMMBMfIi
Volkmar charges that his grand
mother's mind had been poisoned by
Augusta Dreer. ■ _ ■ ■ i
eighteen year's in San Quentln peni
tentiary was the sentence meted out
yesterday to Louis Harris, known as
"The Rabbit," who was found guilty
last week of holding up and robbing a
Chinese of $8. .-Bftpe
A stay of execution was refused by
Judge James, who said Harris was a
dangerous criminal and should be
placed out of the reach of opportunity
to commit crime as quickly as possi
ble. Harris had already served one
year in the state prison for grand lar
ceny, having been sentenced from Riv
Tho preliminary examination of H.
O. Averill, arrested in Seattle and
brought to Los Angeles on a charge
'of felony embezzlement, was set for
April 27. The accused man was ar
raigned In Police Justice Chambers'
court yesterday morning. He was un
able to secure bail, which was fixed
-at $2000. ■ r
Averill is alleged to have secured
$2200, which he Is said to have collect
ed from the sale of stock%ln a laun
dry to be installed at Avalon, Catalina
Men Are Bound Over
John Seeves and Truman Hubbard,
charged with the embezzlement of two
horses from the F. R. Anderson stable
some days ago, were yesterday bound
over to the superior court by Justice
Summerfield. . The men are said to
have sold the animals to another sta
ble on Aliso street. y
Sues for Damages
George M. Chenoweth yesterday filed
suit in the superior court against the
Pacific Electric company and the San
Pedro, Los Angeles & Salt Lake Rail
way company for $26,695, on account
of personal injuries sustained in a col
lision between cars on theso lines on
Macy street on January 30.
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The beautiful -. fireproof .' HOTEL
GREEN In Pasadena is worthy of a
visit. - M!£*9_-B__-_-B9
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Raymo's Proprietors Claim Virginia's
Helmsman Rammed Their
Craft at San Pedro.
Ask $1110
Aj the result of an alleged collision
between the gasoline' launch Raymo
and- the gasoline boat Virginia at San
Pedro bay April 18 the owners of ' the
former craft have brought suit at the
federal district court to recover $1110.
William J. Varell is proctor for E. X.
Willard and George R. Warren of Los
Ange'.es, owners of the Raymo. E. E.
Napier is named as owner of the Vir
The facts as set forth In tho paper
are as follows:
About 5 p. m. on the afternoon of
April 18 the Raymo was steaming op
posite the city wharf at Ban Pedro
bay, preparatory to landing In order to
take more passengers to the warships
lying in that bay. The Raymo was
running parallel with the Eagle, an
other small craft, the latter being
slightly ahead.
The Eagle cut across the/bows of the
Raymo, and the pilot of the latter with
difficulty prevented his craft from run
ning Into her.
While his craft, the Raymo, was thus
in a temporarily helpless condition, the
Virginia approached the Rayjno In an
oblique course on the port side. De
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trary, it is alleged in the suit, the Vir
ginia rammed the Raymo at full speed.
The latter craft was towed to the wharf
In a sinking condition.
Consequently the Raymo's owners
seek to recover $1110, together with
costs of suit, and ask the court to con
demn the Virginia and her equipment
th.it this sum may be paid them.
Commission Having In Charge Cele
bration of Achievements of
Inventors Announces
By Associated Press.
NEW YORK, April 23.— make the
week beginning September 5, 1909, a
memorable one in the history of Amer
ican festivities, the purpose of the
Hudson-Fulton celebration commission,
the trustees of which have just reported
their full program for the celebration
to be held for the week. Is stated:
Beginning with a musical festival on
Monday evening, the celebration will
continue with the official exercises to
be held on Tuesday evening at the Met
ropolitan opera house, Carnegie hall,
and the Academy of Music, Brooklyn.
The land parade Wednesday Is to be
restricted to the United States army,
navy, marine corps, national guard and
the naval militia.
Thursday night has been selected for
the official dinner, and Saturday for
the carnival.
The memorial committee has recom
mended that proper souvenir programs,
apart from the propossed medals, be
struck off, and that memorial tablets be
erected at various points historically
associated with Hudson and Fulton.
Rear Admiral J. B. Coghlan, retired,
announces that the naval parade com
mittee is ready to get out specifications
for an exact fac simile of the Clermont,
In its original form.
Youth Runs Car Up and Down Shaft
Until He Has Aroused or
Carried Out All the
By Associated Press. • ■
NEW YORK, April 23.—What prom
ised to be a serious panic in a six-story
apartment building on Lexington ave
nue, near Sixth street, was averted by
the quick wit and bravery of Charles
Laundy, an 18-year-old elevator boy.
Fifteen families occupy the building,
and it contained nearly 200 women and
children, when Laundy discovered a
fire in the basement. Calling to another
employe to send In an alarm, he Jumped
into his elevator, ran it to the top floor
and warned the tenants. He took as
many as his car would hold, telling the
others to run down the stairs.
The alarmed tenants on the fifth floor
were then visited by the boy and an
other big load quickly removed. Laun
dy continued keeping the car going up
and down, and by the time the firemen
reached the building it was cleared of
its inmates.
Fireman McCleary was overcome by
poisonous gases while fighting the
flames, which were confined to the low
er portion of the building and were ex
tinguished with comparative ease.
By Associated Press.
spairing of a speedy trial for Nicholas
Tschaikovsky, the Russian revolution
ist, who is now a prisoner In the fort
ress of Sts. Peter and Paul, Madame
Tschaikovsky has petitoned Premier
Stolypin to liberate her husband on
the Russian Easter, April 26, when it
Is the custom to grant amnesty to
many prisoners.
In reply to Madame Tschaikovsky s
petition the government declared it will
be unable to act until after the holi
day. shml
The second American petition ask
ing for a speedy trial and the release
of Tschaikovsky has been received by
Premier Stolypin and referred to the
department of police, which still has
charge of the case. It has been filed
with the other Americans and British
petitions and llv^re is slight hope that
an early decision of the case will be
Hy Ausoclateel
BUTTE, Mont., April 23.— Mon
tana Stock Growers' convention at
Miles City has adopted resolutions in
dorsing the" Culberson bill and urging
its passage; that congress be memoral
ized to enact a law which shall pro
hibit any railroad company advancing
rates or fares except upon the approval
of the interstate commerce commission;
indorsing the work of the department
of agriculture, Secretary Wilson and
Dr. • Marvin in stamping out disease
among live stock, and recommending
to the legislature the enactment of
laws compelling tne registration of all
brands. .-.'.., >-,7't: '
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Fireworks at Redondo Beach Flrday
night,, also all night ball at the pa
vilion. Hourly service all night on the
L. A. & R. railway.
WASHINGTON, Pa., April Three
younr negroes, Herman Banks, Edward
Downs and Robert Patterson, pleaded
guilty to a series of wholesale robberies
in Washington. They were sentenced to
the Huntington reformatory by Judge
Mcllvalne. Downs and Banks, for
merly students at Wllberforco univer
sity, confessed to robbing the Born
helm tailoring establishment at Colum
bus two weeks ago.
Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Blatt, an gel
couple living on Pigeon creek, were
maltreated by three burglars. John
Tomchefk, Joe Damasko and Mike Ija
inasko are under arrest at Mononga
hela In connection with the case. Mr.
and Mrs. Blatt were dragged from
their beds, bound and gagged. The
house was then ransacked.
' CONNELLSVILLE—With her hus
band serving a year In the county jail.
Mrs. David McMullen and her ten chil
dren were rendered homeless by a fire
which severely burned several of the
babies before they were rescued. Mrs.
McMullen had been supporting the
family and everything she possessed
was destroyed. There was no insur
ance. •_"<.
professor of political science at Swarth
more college, near here, resigned to
accept the chair of politics at the uni
versity of Cincinnati. The resignation
takes effect in June and Prof. Brooks
will begin his work in Cincinnati in
MEADVILLE— Following an order
putting all Erie railroad shops on nine
hours, an order was posted suspending
all shop work, except light repairs, on
the entire system until May. Five
thousand men are affected.
JENNINGS, La., April 23.—One of
the largest wells that has been drilled
in the Jennings oil field has come In,
making about 4000 barrels. This well
Is on the west side of the field on a
lease known as the Schultz two acres.
It also has six joints of the Stancliff
screen, which proves to the oil men
of Louisiana and Texas that the Stan
cliff screen is the best oil well screen
on the market today.
CHURCH POINT directors of
the Commercial bank held a meeting
here ' for the purpose of electing a
cashier to fill the position made vacant
by the resignation of W. T. Mcßride.
Loyd Franques of Sunset was chosen.
BATON ROUGE—J. H. Elliot, gen
eral manager of the Colorado South
ern, arrived in the city and stated
that his road will be running trains
into Baton Rouge by August 10. Mr.
Elliot was accompanied by B. B. Gor
don, chief engineer, and C. H. Flske
of the maintenance of way department.
High water in the Atchafalaya river
has made work on the bridge over
that body of water impossible, hence
the delay in getting trains into Baton
Rouge. It is hoped to resume work
next week and the construction of the
bridge will be rushed to completion.
HAMMOND —Hammond lodge No.
60, I. O. O. F„ celebrated Its sixteenth
anniversary. Past Grand Master
Brownlee of New Orleans, who offi
ciated when Hammond lodge was in
stituted, was present, and delivered
the principal address.
LAKE CHARLES—The marriage of
Fire Chief L. J. Sudduth and Miss
Mary Doolan was solemnized at the
parsonage of the First Methodist Epis
copal church, Rev. O. A. Thrower per
forming the ceremony. Only a few
intimate friends were present.
HOUSTON, Tex., April 23.— small
child by the name of Floyd Hahn was
attacked by a vicious hog in Oaklawn
addition and thrown down, and would
probably have been killed If the neigh
bors, hearing the cries of , the child,
had not gone to the rescue.
The child was playing near its home
when the hog made a rush upon it,
cutting an ugly gash on the little fel
low's head with his tusks, which re
quired several stitches to sew up.
The injured child was carried into the
house and Dr. Martin attended to the
wounds. The wounds . are thought not
to be dangerous unless unlooked-for
complications set in.
BRYAN—Jerry Shorter, colored, giv
en two years each in two horse theft
cases on pleas of guilty during the
present term of the district court, was
taken to the Terrell farm in the south
end of the county by Walter McLeod.
LAMPASAS— O. Witcher of
this place drank some carbolic acid
from the effects of which he died in
a few minutes. No cause is known
for the act.
DIMMITT—A sad accident occurred
some nine or ten miles east of Dim
mitt and near the little town of Naz
areth. A boy by the name of Thome,
who was about 15 years old, shot him
self through the head with a 22 tar
get rifle. His father is a prominent
business man of this city.
CUERO— McComb estate has
just sold 2800 acres of pasture land
between Irish creek and the Victoria
county line to Sidney J. Friar at $5.
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WARWICK, N. V., April 23.—
physicians of this place have advanced
their fees about 50 per cent. Several
who are members of the County Med
ical association have formed a union
and agreed on a new schedule of
prices. Among the new fees which
went into effect are the following:
Consultation in office, 75 cents; visit
within cue mile of office, $1.50; calls
at night, double rates. The physicians
give as their reason for advancing
their fees tho high cost of living.
NEW YORK— old landmark
of lower Broadway is in extremis. The
Sinclair house at Broadway and
Eighth street, for years a well known
meeting place for "oldtimers," is to
close simultaneously with the Fifth
Avenue hotel, and within a short time
it will have been torn down.
galski, a builder of Wheatfield street,
who fell from a scaffold, sustaining a
fractured skull, is at the general hos
pital, Buffalo. He may recover.
CASTILE —With the- temperature at
four degrees above zero and a sharp
north wind the farmers are anything
but pleased with the prospects of get
ting their spring work commenced,
some of whom have not turned a fur
row this spring. Then there are oth
ers | who have greater troubles by the
way of a cellar full of apples which
they refused $3 a barrel for last fall
because the price was going higher.
Now they would jump at the chance to
sell them at $1 a barrel and sort them
down to suit the purchaser, too.
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TOLEDO, 0-. April 23— The twenty
wealthy lumber men of Toledo found
guilty of conspiracy in restraint of
trade under the Valentine antitrust
law, were resentenced by Judge Kum
ler of the common pleas court.
The sentences were fines ranging
from $500 to $1000, and In no instance
was a jail sentence imposed.
AKRON— Service of the Central
Union Telephone company through the
northeast section of this cRy was tied
up for a week until linemen located
the trouble in a cable box at the top
of a telephone pole, where a park squir
rel had broken in and gnawed away
the insulation.
The. animal had a cosy nest Inside
the box, with a large family of little
squirrels.- When the telephone men
approached the box the mother showed
fight and rather than harm her they
notified the board of public service,
who sent a park man to remove the
WOOSTER — Announcement was
made by the trustees of the University
of Wooster that the efforts of the past
year to raise ,$500,000 for the college
had been successful. One year ago
John D. Rockefeller offered the insti
tution $125,000 upon the condition that
an additional 375,000 be raised.
COLUMBUS—By a vote of 74 to 8 the
house passed a bill to prohibit high
school fraternities in Ohio.
YOUNGSTOWN— George Goshorn of
Pittsburg, who was found lying beside
the railroad tracks on Wilson avenue
with his arm dislocated and his mind
apparently a blank, Is slowly recov
ering his normal state. When found
he was unable to tell his name or the
place from which he came.
Goshorn now believes that he was
struck by a train and that the shock
temporarily unsettled his mind.
| . .
CLAREMONT, N. H„ April 23.—Dep
uty Grand Master Hannah Proctor and
staff of Concord, N. H., visited Mystic
Sisterhood, 38, Dames of Malta, and
witnessed the working of the Ruth de
gree. After an entertainment and ban
quet the deputy grand master installed
these officers: Queen, Flora E. Has
ham; protector, Helena Cross; Ruth,
Edith Stevens;, Naomi, Bertha Nourse;
keeper of archives, Abbie Hasham; as
sistant, Maria Porter; herald, Clara
Knights; assistant, Emma Bugbee;
burser, Marcla Nourse; messengers, Ol
ive Keyes, Nellie Ober; guards, Emma
Scrlbner, Verlle Buckley; color bear
ers, Goldle Rlckard, Emma Davis.
NASHUA—Mrs. Webster Reilly didn't
jump into the swirling waters of Sal
mon brook when she saw her 8-year-old
son Earle fall from Deer Park bridge.
She saw that the current carried him
into the branches of a tree which had
fallen into the water, and that he
gripped the branches firmly, keeping
I his head above water. •■> ■
Then she got a long branch which
she reached to the boy. He caught hold
of this and was drawn .to the band.
There is ten feet of water In the brook.
Earle had started to see if he could
walk across the bridge with his eyes
shut. . * "
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COLLINSVILLE, Conn., April 23.—
Two residents of Avon have made re
quisition on the town to reimburse
them for. damage to hogs, which they
claim was done by dogs. Selectman
Ripley has refused to settle, saying he
does not believe hogs were bitten by
dogs, but by white wolves that es
caped from White Oak, a picnic park
near New Britain, a year ago. Attor
ney E. R. Lewis of this place has been
retained and the town of Avon will
undoubtedly be sued.
ANSONIA — running at an or
dinary rate of speed from Bridgeport
to Waterbury over the tracks of the
New York, New Haven & Hartford
railroad freight engine 463, one of the
mogul type, blew up at Wheeler's
Farms, three miles below Derby. The
engine was drawing a train of thirty
five loaded cars and the three forward
cars were also blown up. Some of the
trainmen Jumped and one of them,
James Templeton, a brakeman, of New
Haven, suffered a fractured skull. He
was brougnt to this city and after re
ceiving medical attention, sent to the
New Haven hospital.
ATLANTA, Ga., April 23.—The Rev.
John D. Jordan, pastor of the Jackson
Hill Baptist church of this city and
widely known throughout the south,
died here after a long Illness. Dr. Jor
dan was born in Russellville, Ky., and
had held pastorates In Kentucky cities
and in Little Rock, Ark., and Savan
nah, Ga. He was a trustee of Mercer
university and Shorter Female college,
and a member of the board of educa
tion of the Georgia Baptist conven
ATLANTA—President Harvie Jor
dan of the Southern Cotton associa
tion, in a statement made public re
cently, says that his association, in
connection with the Farmers' union,
lias completed arrangements to hold
the remnant of the cotton crop.
BUCHANAN—Following the primary
election a general fight occurred, with
the following results:
Sam Brooks was cut on the arm, J.
B. Hunt was shot twice through the
arm, one ball lodging in the breast;
Cecil Hudson, a bystander, was shot
through the thigh and R. C. Hunt, re
ceived a blow on the head with a bot
tle. .
In trying to suppress the row Dr. E.
B. Hutcheson was slightly. cut on the
face. Oscar Williams received an ugly
gash in the leg. ' v^-'. .7.,
All are prominent citizens. At the
next meeting of .the grand jury the
fight and the causes leading up to it
will be investigated.
* SOUTH NOR WALK. Conn., *
4» April 23.A serious strike is on *■
* and tbe big C. and K. hat shop in *
«j* this place is tied up because the *
* 300 female trimmers will- not re- *>
4» veal their ages so that their senl- ♦
<$► orlty may be determined. . The *
* trouble arose over the , appoint- *
* ment of three of the younger, but *
4* more competent, trimmers to the *
4» post of inspectors. The others im- 4»
<$► mediately voted not to work un- *
* der their young inspectors. *
* When their ultimatum was sub- ♦,
4* mitted the superintendent asked ♦
* for ages and agreed to pick out 4»
«t» the oldest three. The girls re- *
♦ fused to commit themselves and <$•
* It is ■ likely that the strike may *
4* spread. , , -' ♦
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<„ Bismarck 48 80 <•>>'
<$> Boston 53 Wi •'
.'._> Buffalo 4{ 52 if>
&> Chicago 81 76 '«.
i> Cincinnati 64 80 <*>
<j> Cleveland 58 71 '•'
>|) Denver 4* 78 <•>
<i> Duliilli 38 61 <*>
... El Paso 54 B'i <•>
e» Galveston 76 80 <»;
<•> Jacksonville 68 78 A
<•> Kansas City 86 74 <*'
<$> Knoxville 54 76 <?>
<$> Little Rock 86 80 <••>
<§> Miles City &i 81 <•..
e$ Montgomery 80 68 <••
<§> New Orleans 66- 80 •■
<♦> New York 54 66 <*/
<§. Oklahoma 64 78 <§>
<S> Omaha 64 76 <§>
<$> Pittsburg 53 76 ■•■
<.« Portland, Ore 44 64 ■•
<*> St. Louis 60 78 ■§>
<» St. Paul 54 78 ...
<!> Salt Lake •. 40 66 <•>
<$> San Antonio 70 84 <»>
<£> San Francisco 50 56 <'.?
<§> Seattle 46 60 ...
<t .Washington 54 76 •
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SPRINGFIELD, Mass., April 23.—A
young woman, said to be a somnam- j
bulist, has for two nights been seen '
on Bridge street between 11 and 12
o'clock in a nightdress. The first time
She was taken home by a policeman.
Tonight sho was discovered by Ray
mond Hlgglns and a companion.
They tried to awaken her but failed
to do so. As the streets were wet and
she had nothing on her feet, she was
shivering. The young men took her
to her home. The door was open, but
they could find no one in the house. As
soon as she reached her home the
young woman fell Into a deep natural
FITCHBURG, Mass., April 23.—
first legal protest against granting
hquor licenses was received by the li
cense commissioners from C. R. Conn,
owner of property abutting 42 River
street, where William McCouliff and
Alfred Illingsworth have applied for a
wholesale and retail license. The Rev.
James J. Donnelly, pastor of St. Ber
nard's church, has notified the commis
sioners that he will protest the granting
of a license of any kind to Henry Mc-
Manus, whose location adjoins the
church property. f
Davis, working pastor of the Pittsfleld
Unity church, has resigned his posi
tion with the Stanley Electric com
pany and will devote all his .time to
church work and tutoring. In January,
1907, Mr. Davis secured a permit from
his church to work in the Stanley
plant, making his parish calls and
writing his sermons at night. He
voluntarily cut his ohurch salary from
$1000 to $600.
Mr. Davis created surprise last fall
by coming out In favor of license. He
is opposed to all kinds of church sup
pers and fairs. „■.•*«'?.-
WAKEFIELD—It was announced
that the Smith & Anthony stove foun
dry In this town, which has been shut
down for the past sixteen weeks, would
start up on full time. Two hundred
hands are employed.
At the rattan factory of the Hey
wood Brothers & Wakefield Rattan
company, where all departments have
been running on short time for several
weeks, about half of the departments
will go on full time next week. This
will affect 500 hands.
WESTBORO—Frank J. Goodrich,
known as the Westboro hermit, is so
critically ill that physicians declare he
cannot live., He was discovered lying
on the floor of his home by children,
who, made curious by the tales of
Goodrich, had mounted 1 a box and
peered through the window.
WORCESTER — Downie D. Muir,
president of the Merchants National
tank since its organization two years
ago, has rerigned to accept a position
with the First National bank of Boston.
He came to this) city from Baltimore,
where he was a bank examiner. Frank
A. Drury of Drury & Banney, bankers
and brokers, will be the new president.
Mrs. Margaret Brisson, who lives in
a basement at 6 Norfolk court with a
number of birds, hens, guinea pigs,
white mice, rats, cats and a bulldog
Fitzslmmons as her companions, was
scheduled to be married last week to a
Boston & Albany brakeman. She dis
covered, however, that he had a mother
whom he desired to have live with
them. She drew the line on the mother
in-law proposition. She says if any one
In going to boss her it will be the bull
dog Fitzslmmons. The wedding is off
for the present.
EWAN, N. J.. April 23.—Mrs. George
Kier is receiving congratulations for
the remarkable feat she has just per
formed of painting the exterior of her
home, a large farm house. She refused
all aid offered by her husband of the
help of a painter, even mixing her own
paint, and in the meantime doing her
own housework and also cut seventy
five baskets of seed potatoes.
GLOUCESTER—Shad fishermen had
a very poor week, and they are very
much discouraged, as they had expect
ed a fair run. The high winds yester
day and today hindered the fishermen.
The expert crew will arrive from Bom
bay Hook tomorrow night and start to
overhaul the two-mile seine.
WOODBURY—James Alexander of
Glasgow, Scotland, and Katherine Car
ter of Sterling, Scotland, were married
In the Presbyterian church by the Rev.
George W. Tomson. They will spend
their honeymoon at Paul's hotel, this
BORDENTOWN—lnvitations are out
for the welling of Miss Mary E. Coyle,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Coyle
of Bordentown, to James J. Gordan of
Mount Carmel, Pa., to take place at St.
Mary's church here on Wednesday.
MILLVILLE— petition signed by
many residents of Mount Pleasant has
been presented to the Millville city
council, asking for a fire house and ap
paratus. The matter was referred to a
BARNEGAT— plant of the Bar
tiegat Glass company has closed tem
porarily for repairs. A new tank, which
will run eight "shops" incread of six,
will be one of the important improve
WHITEHOUSE—The announcement
of the marriage of Henry Carkhuff and
Miss Lizzie Kuhn, both of North
Branch, came as a surprise to their
many friends. The ceremony was per
formed at the parsonage of the Third
Reformed church in Rarltan, March 7,
by the Rev. Dr. William H. De Hart.
JAMESTOWN, Ky., April 23.— Loxier
Dunbar, eldest son of ex-Sheriff .1. T.
Dunbar, who was stabbed by Henry
Mcfjovvan near Sunshine, this county,
died. McGowan is still at large. Deputy
Sheriff Butcher and a posse are follow
ing every clew available.
whistle, one of the best known and
most highly respected citizens of this
county, died at his home near Nevins
station, in the southern part of the
county, from the infirmities of old age.
jHe was in his ninetieth year. He is
I survived „y two sons. Ezra and J. M. \
, B. Birdwhistle, the latter a well known l
attorney of this city.
VERSAILLES— Montgomery,
aged about 77, died of Brlght's disease
! at his home near Troy, this county. He
was a native of Louisville, but had lived
lin this county many years. He leaves
i two daughters and three sons, two
' brothers and a sister. One brother,
I John Montgomery, lives at Jefferson
i vllle, Ind.
NICHOLAS The week of
prayer of the Christian Woman's Board
of Missions of the Christian church is
in progress here.
RICHMOND— Dr. D. B. Combs of
College Hill, one of the best known
practitioners of this county, while try
ing to get a pistol into his coat pocket
let the weapon fall. One cylinder was
discharged, the ball striking Dr. Combs
in the ankle, ranging upward and
lodging Just below the kneecap.
GREEN BAY, Wis., April 23.—John
Orth, aged 64, shot himself here, fol
lowing a domestic quarrel. He placed
the muzzle of a revolver In his mouth
and blew off his head. He is survived
b.- a large family.
J. H. Gould, a grocer, died at a hos
pital as a result of blood poisoning. Mr.
Gould scratched his thumb with a
barbed wire. The infection was of such
a virulent nature that hope of his re
covery was abandoned from the outset.
Mr. Gould was 45 years old.
JANESVILLE—Suffering from a ner
vous collapse due to excitement caused
by attendance at a series of revival
meetings held In a local church, Mrs.
Eliza Hodge, a boarding house keeper,
was unconscious from Saturday even
ing until late this afternoon, when she
suddenly regained consciousness, and,
while weak, is expected to recover.
Announcement was made
that a series of summer farmers' in
stitutes is being planned for the part of
Wisconsin too far north to make winter
meetings advisable. Northern towns
which can furnish a hall for the meet
ings free are requested to notify the
department of farmers' institutes of the
college of agriculture of the state uni
versity as early as possible. Most of
the sessions will be in June.
LA CROSSE—The largest personal in
jury verdict ever handed down in this
county will have to be affirmed by the
supreme court, attorneys for the La
Crosse city railway having appealed
the case of Herbert Coolldge. Coolidge
sued for $20,000 for the loss of his eye
sight as a result of being struck by the
end of a trolley rope in the hands of a
conductor. The jury awarded the plain
tiff $10,000.
TABLE ROCK, Neb., April 23.—
peach trees in this locality are almost
ready to break into full bloom. The
recent cold weather seems not to have
injured them, and.if one-fourth of the
buds blossom and nothing intervenes,
the outlook for peaches is very promis
Miss Adah Hall of Red Oak, la., were
united in marriage in this city by
County Judge A. J. Benson.
MINDEN—A number of cases of
smallpox exist in Kearney county. The
board of health quarantined four fami
lies this week. All cases thus far re
ported are exclusively in the coun
A large barn belonging to Christ
Christensen burned down this week.
It was valued at $2000, with $250 in
surance. The origin of the fire is un
Rain is needed. The winter wheat
is far advanced and is suffering.
TECUMSEH—The members of the
German Lutheran church will build a
frame parsonage 28x28 feet. Work on
the foundation has begun, the location
of the building being on the north of
the church lot. Its cost Is estimated
at $1500.
BEATRICE—PauI Blankenship and
Miss Neva Beatrice Huckett, who were
married here yesterday, left last even
ing for Omaha, where they will visit
for a few days. They will make their
home in Wymore, where the groom is
night agent for the Burlington.
The officers are looking for a man
supposed to be I. Wilson, who is ac
cused of raising a check drawn on the
First National bank in favor of W.
T. Richards, from $4.40 to $64.40. The
check was signed by William Umphe
nour of this city and indorsed by Wil
son, who cashed it for Richards. Wil
son has disappeared.
BLUE HILL—Mrs. K. Kruger, a pio
neer of Adams county, living three
miles north of here, died this morning
at the home of her daughter, Mrs.
Chris Kort. She was 77 years old and
is survived by five sons and three
daughters, all of whom are living.
FAIRBURY— contract for the
I Wooster building on Fourth street, to
be occupied by the Independent Tele
phone company, has been let to R. W.
McHale for brick and stone work, and
H. Stuleross for balance of the work.
The building v-ill be 25x106 feet in
size, and built of pressed brick with
Bedford stone trimmings and cornice.
* NEW YORK, April Dan, the *
* black hearse horse owned by 4*
4" School Trustee Thomas M. 4"
4» O'Brien of Bayonne, was pen- 4"
4* sloned off and sent to spend the 4*
•J* rest of his life in ease and lux- 4*
4* ury on the Sugar Loaf farm in 4*
4* Orange county, N. Y. 4*
4» In the last twenty years Dan *
4* drew more than 1000 persons to 4*
4* tne several cemeteries. He knew 4>
4* the route better than most drivers. 4*
4* The horse had a bad habit which 4*
4» often caused its owner trouble. 4*
4* Whenever he saw crepe hanging 4
41- from a door Dan would draw the 4»
4* wagon up to the curb whether 4*
4- his owner had the job or not. ■ 4»
PORTLAND, Me., April 23.—Another
schooner was added to the Portland
fleet of fishing vessels when Captain J.
O. Brigham's new two-master, Asplnet,
arrived In the harbor from Gloucester,
Mass., after a flying trip of a little over
sixteen hours. The' Aspinet was built
at Essex, -Mass. She is practically a
reproduction of the schooner Shepherd
Kins, which was owned by Captain
Brigham and was lost. The Asplnet is
of the knockabout type without a bow
ROCKLAND—Gordon M. Hicks, who
has held the office of municipal judge
for eighteen years, died at the Knox
hospital as the result of a shock. He
was 73 years of age and a native of
North Yarmouth.
BIDDEFORD—An opinion from the
United States circuit cc irt of appeals
at Boston has been received here In the
famous bankruptcy case brought by
three Biddeford and Saco banks against
Mrs. Annie M. Cole of Wakefield, Mass.
Tho opinion is In favor of Mrs. Cole
and is final. It states that Mrs. Cole
cannot be placed in jail for contempt
of court when she refuses to pay over
?2400 to the banks, stating that it is not
In her possession. This Is contrary to
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referee In bankruptcy. The opinion
says the failure of the bankrupt to
comply with the order was not proven
to be willful and contemptuous. The
trustee has the right to enforce its col
lection as he would against any debtor
v %-> is insolvent or claims to be.
FRANKFORT—GeraId Averill is In
a serious condition as the result of be
ing shot in the left side just over tho
heart by a boy chum, who was ex
plaining the action of a revolver In
what the boys termed a "secret meet
ing." After being shot young Averill
started to walk home. He did not want
his parents to know he had been shot,
and cautioned the other boys to say
nothing about It. He had gone but a
s.iort distance when he fell in a faint.
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CUMBERLAND, Md„ April 23.—
Actuated by jealousy George Carder,
aged 38, an employe of the Footers'
dye works, went to the home of his
father-in-law, Joseph Duval, on Old
town road, and attempted to kill his
wife, a bullet striking a rib above her
breast and passing out and entirely
through the arm. She ran out and got
a policeman, while her mother held
Carder, who is a small man. Carder
says his home was broken up by an
other man. He was jailed. Mrs. Car
der will recover.
HAGERSTOWN— of incendiary
origin, the third of the kind here in the.
past week, destroyed the large barn
of Jacob Eshelman near Hagerstown.
Six valuable horses, five cows and
other valuable live stock perished. The
loss will amount to about $7000. The
barn was set on fire at two places
and in such a way that it was im
possible to save the live stock. The of
ficers are convinced that a fire fiend
is at work here. It Is believed arrests
will be made within the next twenty
four hours.
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BRADSHAW— derrick used -by
the Youngstown Construction company
in erecting a new steel bridge for tha
Baltimore & Ohio railroad across the
Little Gunpowder river near here was
dynamited and badly wrecked. No
damage was done to the bridge. It
is not known who are the guilty par
ties, but every effort will be made to
run them down. Part of the derrick
was thrown across the railroad track,
causing slight delay to several trains.
JOPLIN, Mo., April 23.—At a meeting
of the Southwestern Volunteer Fire
men's association In Joplln it was de
cided to hold the annual tournament of
the association In this city June 23, 24
and 25. The feature of the contests will
be with automobile flrefighting appara
tus, in which Jopllu,claims to lead the
Governor Folk's manager at St. Joseph,
was here, and a tentative agreement
was made for opening the Folk sena
torial campaign in that city April 17.
MACON—William S. Sears, aged 60.
former state senator from this district.
xv: s found dead in his bed. He had re
cently returned from the western part
of the state and apparently was in im
proved health.
FARMINGTON— corner stone of
the new St. Paul Evangelical German
Lutheran church was laid here. The
ceremonies were conducted by Rev. F.
Klug, the pastor, with the assistance
of Rev. A. Almstedt of Granite City,
111, and Rev. M. Peterson. The build
in;; will be of brick and when com
pleted will cost $15,000.
ST. LOUlS—Marie Lehman, 26 years
old, committed suicide with carbolic
acid and investigation proved that her
motive in taking her life was to leave
$1000 life insurance to her helpless in
valid sister, Maggie, 19 years old. .'.;''
VIENNA—A. J. Curtis, a wealthy
farmer, was assassinated at his home
and his house ransacked. It Is believed
$300 ./as stolen. Curtis was called out
side his door and killed with a charge
of buckshot. There is no clew.
SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich., April
—Fred and David Laplaunte were
perhaps fatally burned by the explo
sion of a gasoline tank which they
were repairing at F. S. Hard's hard
ware store at Detour. The store
caught fire and was damaged to tho
extent of several hundred dollars. Both
men were injured about the face and
MENOMINEE—DonaId McDonald, a
former newspaper man who published
papers in various cities in the upper
peninsula, and Is a Presbyterian minis
ter, has been arrested on several se
rious charges. McDonald conducted a
sanitarium In this city and charges
have been preferred against him of
practicing medicine without a license.
The husband of a former nurse has
sworn out a warrant making charges
against McDonald. ■ ,
Charges were preferred against him
by the presbytery of the upper penin
sula district at Marquette last sum
mer, and McDonald appeared In his
own behalf. He was expelled from tho
ministry. _____.:
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