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lished June 12,1883. Good Government, Pure Homes and Godly Hearts Grantsville, W. Va., Thursday, January 19, 1922. Published Every Thursday Mornlna 38th Year Whale No. 1965 West Virginia News Cuttings An epitome of most important ever > transpiring in the state *■ "I- 1 11 Eikins-j-The installation of new wa ter mains has been begun by contrac tors. ' . Morgantown—The county court of Mongongalia county announces that the budget for 1922 amounts to $83, •000. Kenova—Tweleve automobiles lost In Are vjhich destroyed the garage of the StoqU Bros. Tlie loess was esti mated a^ $20,000. , Bipley^-Marion Lively, 5-year-old son of Clarence Lively, teacher in the Huhtlngton schools. was killed here by the accidental discharge of a gun. Clarksburg—Sixty-seven deaths and 338 births were reported in Coal and Clark districts of Harrison county in the November report, Issued by Mrs. F. C. Devericks, registrar.’ Fairmont—Citizens here have been victimized by gang automobile thieves who aftpr stealing cars, drive them here an4 sell them. Search has re sulted In the discoverj’ of 10 such au tomobiles. < - Clarksburg.—Schools of the Clark district Bere have probably establish ed an attendance record for Decem ber, nccdhling to C. M. Hailey, district superintendent: The attendance for the month ending December 19 was 97 per cent.;. Charleston—William G. Barnhart, former Unlte<l States district attorney of the southern district of West Vir ginia and prominent in Democratic politics for a number of years, died in St. Francis hospital -following an ill ness of several days from blood pol *fanning which developed from intestin al troubles. Wheeling.—Thomas Yaeger, 7», wi dower, apd Louisa Margaret Laughlin, C9, widow, both of Washington, I*a. eloped. They applied at the county court here, secured a marriage license, hunted up a minister, were married and returned to Washington. They ex plained that they- wanted to surprise their friends. Parkersburg.—“Mash” from which moonshine liquor had been made after the stuff had been dumped into sew «rs Is said to be causing the city de partment much hard work and annoy ance. Several Jjewers have been clog ge* and a large amount of expense incurred cleaning them, J. W. Burke, city commissioner, says. Fairmont—Twelve prisoners In the county jail here were given Christmas pSardons by SherilT Charlton. Tin- for tunate one were selected from among the model prisoners. The majority of the men had served their sentences and were’ working out time in lieu of btpirtg unable to pay fines slipped on together with their Jail sentences. <J-un toters, moonshiners and plain Bootleggers were among those draw ing the lucky slips. I-'Ogin.—C. Frank Keeney and Fred Mooney, president and seertury, res pectively of District No. 17, United ifline Workers of America, and Will lam Blizzard, coal miner, of Charles ton, were placed |n Jail here. TI.ey were then taken Into custody by Sher iff J>on ( hnfln, In Huntington, where they surrendered. If is reported the men agreed to surrender after receiv ing Oha fin's promise that he would personally .take charge of fljeni afi$.*y trtfe arroflfg/ Immediate action ’ was taken to obtain bail. Charleston-f-A total of 200 persons were -convicfaid^pf crimes in intoftned late const during tin- >ear which end ed with the adjournment of court fol lowing' the trial of I**roy Williams who wa* sentenced to death last December. It was announced at the prosecutors office.. (if these, 70 were convicted dur ing the last term which lias been In Hftsslnn since October 1.0, The other convictions were obtained in shorter session which comprised three terms before the Jaat. Charleston—The Charleston Indus trial corporation announced the pur* chase'(>y jhe Rubber service laborato ries company, Akron, Ohio, of anoth er large sj^fe. of manufacturing prop orty -The ^Rubber service lab orato. o., <oro[ itiy Is coimyiycd of con Htdfiii.' eiy. ifvjjooj fn iflolOohtif r Indus try. dt attention particu larly * 'io’»lomof> |e tire manufacture, and their \d ro plant will be ,ii«u-d for the rnirtldfmuirq oC.t^IrfMis chemicals used l^i O- ie’/fft;' and other brandies of the trade. VVilliamson—-Magistrate J F. Key ser celebrates eightieth birthday, Farmington.—-Fire destroys general store and pool .room owned by Charles Stewart, a restaurant ami store owned by John Clatto and a repair shop con ducted by Rocco Move. Huntington—ifea^b authorities are trying to* trace‘the source of 10 cases of typhoid fever here, especially in the caws of five^udents and two teachers Jn the Knsjow/ Junior high school. Huntington—Annual conference of mining extension department of West Virginia university was held here. Huntington—Edwin M. Stoekel is elected eon<Hietor of the “All Hunt ington Chorus,” of several hundred voices. Fairmont—J. F. Shafe lias been named president of tlie Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Veterans’ association for the year 1022. South Side—Word has boon received here of the death of Snuden Stueker of South Side of influenza, in Cob lenz, Germany. He was a member of the American army of occupation. Bridgeport.—Verdict of accidental death lias been handed down by Cor oner Hardesty In the case of Donald, the 13-year-old son of J. W. Martin, who died as the result of a bullet wound. Fairmont.—Charles Richards Ls dead here as the result of Injuries he re ceived when he fell under truck on which he was working. He is survived by a widow and a 4-months-old daugh ter. Moundsville—Detectives of the Baltimore and Ohio railroad guarded the explosive magazine of the Pana ma mine following the report that a force of armed men were marching against it Monday. Bayard—About 1,000 persons -t tended the laying of the cornerstone of the new Catholic church hero. A name for the church will ho given by the Catholic church extension society, which contributed towards its cost. Charleston.—The secretary of state has admitted Lindsey Coal mining com l,J,ny, Pennsylvania corporation, to tin* privilege of In lding property and do ing business In West Virginia. A. L. Light of PunxSutawney, Pa., is presi dent of the company. Huntington—A. E. Ilmivphroys, the Texas oil operator, is ready to give $r»,000 toward wiping out the Union mission indebtedness provided the rest of the debt is met before his dona tion, according to an announcement made by C. W. Cammack to the Rota ry Club. Williamson—Though an automobile containing seven passengers plunged over a bluff to a railroad siding 30 feet below, nobody was seriously hurt. The cur, while turned over once and half way again, was carrying Troy Floyd, his two daughters, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Totten and baby, and Claude Dove. Chnrleson.—Councilman IT. V son, IF. c. Deisher, of the state hoard of control and three other occupants of a Ford touring car narrowly es caped serious injury when a t-»'t sion at Clendenin and Virginia streets pin ned the five persons beneath the car, which was overturned. Pert ha Fried man, daughter of Itnhhi Friedman, who was driving an Essex car that crashed into the Ford was held by police on charges of reckless driving and speed ing. She was released on two bonds of $10 each for her appearance later. Charleston.—An organization with a monthly payroll of $37,000 is consider ed a fairly good sized concern even in Charleston, which has several large industries. Put few residents of this neighborhood realize that $37,000 Is the monthly payroll of tho charleston ofliee of the United States veterans' bureau. The Charleston office .< ,,f 3.10 which have been est ihMshed m connection with the decentralization programme of the soldier welare ad ministration in various parts of the country. Huntington—CSeorgo M. Ford, sia'c Kuperintemient of free schools, was unanimously elect,efi president of the \ irginln s:,ite education asso ciation, succeeding Waller Parties, superintendent of Fairmont Non uni Other officers are: Miss Bess Andersen •7f Parkefburg, re-elected vice presi dent; K. S. Jacob of Oak Park, Wheel i ’hK W. \a., re-elected treasurer. The secretary will be appointed by the ex ecutive committee. Paul Morrow, of ! Shepperd College, Hhopperdstown, I succeeds Joseph XV. Stayman, of Key I *nr, on the cotnniittee. Members of ! flic new legislative committee are: C. i I.. Wright, Lawrence Whit**, iiorrat Pricliard and C, W. Jack sop. Morgantown. From $I to $0 per ton \v:ik vuv«»»1 fnrm bureau members dur ing hist year l»y pooling fertilizer ord ers through the si;ite Farm F.ureau Federation, nml in many eases the sav ing was oven greater affording to the Sic rotary, .1. I!. McLaughlin, who has compared the prices of dealers in many counties with Federation's statewide price. Furthermore, this saving extend ed also to farmers not in the Farm J’.u nan since the local prices were fre quently forced down in tin effort to compote with the Farm I‘urea u prlee. The total saving was certainly not less than $100,(too. Clarksburg Christmas seal sales passed $1,000 mark. I’olnt Pleasant Miss Lillian Asher, seventh grade (eaelior, organized chnp ter of eamp fire girls here. Williamson .V ,1. Farley di« s ns re sult of blowing out of holler plug or valve in the Norfolk and Western shops, ills death Is the second result ing from tlie accident, the first having been tlie death of J. W. I/Onx.n, W Coughlin Is still in a serious c from tlie same cause. HENRY FORD AND MUSCLE SHOALS Motor Magnate's Offer For U. S Power Plant to be Submitted to Congress TWO OTHER BIDS SENT IN Unwilling To Accept Reduction of 100 Year Lease On Ground of Large Amount of Money That Would Have To Be Expended. Washington. D. C. — Henry Ford’s offer for purchase and lease of the government's nitrate and water power projects at Muscle Shoals. Ala., will he referred to Congress for final de cision, it was announced at the con clusion of conferences between gov ernment officials and Mr. Ford. Ac companying the Ford proposal when it is transmitted, Secretary Weeks said, probably would be the two of fers received from Frederick Eng strum of Wilmington, N. C., and C. C Tinkler of San Francisco. Under the laws regulating disposi tion of estate and other properties owned by the federal government, it was said, the department officers lacked authority to take final action and were compelled to refer the Mus cle Shoals offer to Congress for its consideration. Explaining the action taken by the conference, Secretary Weeks said he was disappointed in that. Mr. Ford de dined to ajjs*e* to tertain modifica tions of the plans which were held desirable by his conferees. One ol these was known to he that affecting the reduction of the 100-year lease pe riod. It was explained that Mr. Ford’s re fusal to accept the modification pro posed for reduction of the 100-yeai term probably would give Congress an added task in connection with its consideration of the offer. Existing laws regulating lease of properties possessed by the federal government it was explained, limit the period o! maximum lease to less than a century^ and Congress probably would have tc modify the statutes in the event it de aided to accept the Ford proposal. Mr. Ford was said to have expressed nn unwillingness to agree to a short er time on the ground that the flnan eial investment he would make would involve a greater amount of money than he was prepared to spend undei any time period less than 100 years. Penrose's Estate $5,000,000. Philadelphia. — An estate estimated at between $4,000,000 and $5,000,000 was left by Senator Boies I’enrose, ac cording to friends. Penrose’s three * brothers are hiH executors. Penrose was eccentric about money matters, his friends say. Two hundred and twenty-six thousand one hundred dol lars in cash was found in a trust company vault in Washington, and it is said Penrose had a special cash vault in his residence. Refuses to Be Older Than 87. Huntingdon, Pa.—Declaring that 90 "sounds kind of oldish like,” Mrs. Susan Graham of this city has been S7 for the last four years. When hei fons and daughters gathered to con gratulate her on her ninetieth birth day, she emphatically declared that she was not 90 and never would be if she lived 100 years. More Troops Patrol Strike Zone. Newport, Ky. Two more compan ies of state militia arrived here to aid in handling the strike situation at the Newport Rolling Mills, which is declnred to be getting more acute. With the arrival of these troops there are now eight companies on duty in the strike zone. Canadian Steamer Driven Ashore. Victoria, B. C—The steamer Cana dian Observer of the Canadian gov eminent merchant marine fleet, was ashore at Deep Bay, Discovery Pass age, about 160 miles north of Vic* toria on the inside coast of Vancou \er Tslnnd. She was reported to bo inking some water but was said to be in no serious danger. Vare's Secretary Killed By Gas Fumes. Washington -William O. . RVihWlf secretary to Representative Varo of Pennsylvania, was found dead in bed, his death having been caused acci dentally by the furpen of a gas Move in his room, it was.,'believed. Twenty Entombed In Mine Cave-In. Scranton About 20 mine workers bnvo been caught behind a cavoin | in the National mine of the Olen , Aidcn Coal Company In South Scran j *<>n Two or three men are reported killed file cave-in affected the sur fare area for about flvo rlty blocks. Harding Plans Relief for Idle. Washington, I). C.—The unemploy tnr>nt situation was discussed by Pres idenf Harding with his cabinet and decision was reached, it was said, to lake steps for alleviating the seasonnl /insofar ns possible through vernmnnt aid. The Presl added, as one measure of nested the heads of sev nts to make a survey of funds for public works ilon that some stimuia n the 'situation. federal dem relif eral JOHANNES GENNADIUS V Studio portrait of His Excellency Johannes Gennadius, special envoy from Greece to Washington to keep In touch with the conference on arma ment. UTS. AMBASSADOR IN AUTO ACCIDENT George Harvey, Envoy to Eng land, Rendered Unconscious When Car Is Struck Cannes, France. — George Harvey, American ambassador to England and observer for the United States at the Supreme Council meeting, was injur ed in an automobile collision here. The American ambassador, accom I panied by H. Wickham Steed, editor 1 of the London Times, and Richard; Crane, former ambassador to Czecho ! Slovakia, was on his way to the golf links when another motor car, com ing up swiftly from behind struck his automobile on the side. All three were thrown to the pave ment. Spectators, rushing up. found Mr. Harvey unconscious. He was taken immediately to the Carlton Ho tel, where three physicians, including the personal doctor to l’remier Briand of France, were summoned. They found Mr. Harvey suffering from injuries about the head. A care-1 fill examination was made, after which j they ordered the patient to forego aJ[l activities for tho time being. Physi- ' clans announced that ’no bones had been broken. Mr. Crane was not in jured. Mr. Harvey regained consciousness shortly after the accident. He was badly shaken up and was suffering from the shock when put to bed. Mr. Steed’s injuries were described as "apparently more serious than those sustained by the American dip lomat.” The chauffeur of the Harvey car and a private detective, who was in the automobile, were thrown out, but were not hurt. So violent was the impact of the two cars that the rear wheels of Mr. Harvey’s automobile were smashed. The attending physicians said that they hoped that Mr. Harvey’s injuries were not serious, but they ordered him to remain quietly in bed. Loose Cork Reveals Rum In Njjts. Minneapolis. — Two hundred cocoa-! nuts which contained not their own natural milk hut a pint each of strong Jamaica rum. were seized by federal agents at a Minneapolis railroad sta-' lion. A cork plug coming out of one of the cocoanuts led to the discovery of the rum by an agent who was at the station. An eye of each cocoanut had been bored out the nut Aided and had been bored out. the nut Ailed and a burnt cork stopper placed in the hole. Town Stirred By Alleged "Death Sign.*’ Fort Arthur. Ontnrio.—The business section of Port Arthur was stirred by discovery of what was declared by the police to be the "death sign” of , the Russian Bolshevlki^panrtrttV MP^T\e walls of the Bank of* Hamilton, the ^Imperial Bank and the offices of the Finnish vice consul. The "sign” con , Mated of a hammer nnd sickle, painted blood red. Similar signs have been found on several private residences, it1 was said. Sprout Names Pepper U. S. Senator. Philadelphia.—George Wharton Pep per, Philadelphia lawyer, has been appointed United States Senator by Governor Rproul to succeed the , late Bole* Penrose. Under the law. the appointment stands until a successor Is selected nt the November elec tions to All the unexpired Penrose term ending In 1927. Outbreak of Gang War Feared. New York. — Outbreak of warfare between the Hell s Kitchen and Hud son Duster gangs is feared following the killing of Jimmy Uawlor, suppos edly by Hudson Ousters. Lawlor crossed Forty-second street, which is the dividing line between Hell's Kitch en and Hudson Duster territory. L^ss than U) minutes later,there was a fu* shade of shots, f/twiof, pistol in hand, died in the streot, with his last breath promising his comrades would avenge him. TERRIFIC GALE SWEEPS THE EAST Snow and Hail Storm Strikes New York. Pennsylvania and Other States GIRL KfLLED BY TREE LIMB 90-Mile Wind Buffets Shipping—Wire Service Crippled—Mail Plane Held Motionless In Air — People Blown Over In Streets. New York. — This section of the country was lashed by the worst gale of the winter—a gale that reached a velocity of 90 miles an hour off Sandy Hook. Ushered in with snow that later turned to hail and rain, the storm buf feted New Yorkers without mercy, carrying many across the slippery sidewalks and plunging them face downward in slushy streets. Umbrel las were torn out of many a hand, window glass fell tinkling Into the street, mail package boxes were blown over and traffic generally hampered. Many pedestrians were injured. Harbor traffic was hard hit. A num ber of small boats were blown from , their moorings and incoming liners were held at quarantine by high winds which made it impossible for health officers to board them. With the weather bureau sending out the first full gale warning in many years there was a tension noticeable in shipping circles. Wind-borne missiles of various kinds knocked pedestrians down. One, Anna Lacart, 14 years old, was killed by a blow from a limb of a tree which had been w’renchod off by the gale. Outside the city the full strength of the storm was felt. New Jersey and Long island, especially along the coast, were hard swept and at several points a tangle of telephone and tele graph wires was reported. At Garden City, L. I., Pilot C. II. D. Colver, flying a mail plane from Cleve land and Chicago, reported that lie had been unable to land even though he gave his plane the gas and nosed I her down almost perpendicularly. En countering freak wind that swirled up from the earth, the machine, nose down, seemed to hang dead still in the air for several minutes. Then the pilot flew' over llazelhurst field.'and anchored his sleet-covered ship by I lashing it to a motor truck.. ... \ Engine Upsets; 1 Killed, 2 Hurt. Portsmouth, O. — U. G. Callahan, Russell, Ky., fireman, was killed; S H. Caldwell, brakeman, Chlnnvllle Ky., and ILouis K’. Perry, engineer. Russell, Ky., were badly injured and scalded when the* Sffglne, tender and three coal <ars ot a freight train on the Chesapeake, and' Ohio Northern plunged down 1*. 100-foot embank ment onr. and .half miles north of Sciotovllle.' The <ji»ginb rolled over j seveial times gnd-- landed upside down. Col laps? of- a-'huge fill, weak ened by heavy rains, was given a3 the cause oi the*accident. •J. S. Transport Springs a Leak. New York. — The army transport Crook, bringing American troops from Germany, sprung a leak about 450 miles f\nm New York, but the dam age has been temporarily repaired and she is In no immediate danger. I according to wireless messages re- ^ ; ceived here; The transport St. Millie! I left this port to render her assist ance, if needed The Crook is bound j from Antwerp for New York. Tot Breaks Through Ice; Is Rescued.' CreeBshnrg. Prompt action on the part of Marion Stoner, Frank Maw , hi hey and George Siliman saved the ( life of Joe Stamma, 6 years old, who ! broke through the ice while skating on the Brownfield reservoir near j Tarrs. The lad was going down for the third time- when the other three boys grasped hands and forming n I rhfiin. were able to haul him -to safe- I tjr- . . Rules Women On Grand Jury Illegal Austin, Texas.—Declaring a grand j •jttry with women members is illegal j the Court of Common Pleas reversed I and dismissed the 5H)-.vear sentence ol Robert J. Riddle, convicted Mn Wacc for the murder of Mrs. Ida Sorley on j 1 December 13, 1920. -- Rockefeller Pays Up Income Tax. Now York. — John D. ItockefnlleT sent to the Federal building a cheek! for $391 ,598.3S, which the Supreme 1 Court decided he owerl as taxes on in j come from pipe lines which had been i transferred to oil companies. Workers Get $250,000 Cash Bonus. Holyoke,. Mass. —The Farr Alpaca Company announced a distribution of a total of approximately $250,000 as a bonus to its .3.000 employes* Youngstown to Ban Street Flirtation Youngstown. O. — ‘Tell Jinj Wat kins I want him to clean up on those well-dressed 'he vamps' that ride around the downtown streets in their hi* automobiles, and also the curb lizards, who make a practice, of ac I costing and annoying women and ffirjs. Tell him to warn them that, if they don’t cut It out well put them in Jail ” In this characteristic man nor Mayor George I*. Oles, through i safety director served notice that [.street flirtations must cease. MRS. BURNITA MATTHEWS HARRIS A Mrs. Burnlta Shelton Matthew*, leflal research secretary of the Na tional Woman's party, Is directing a nation-wide Investigation of laws af fecting women, preliminary to the In troduction of an amendment to remove all discriminations In national and state laws against women. ARMS PARLEY BANS BSE OF POISON GAS Five Big Powers Accept Rules and Invite Rest of the World to Join Washington, I). C. — The Washing ton conference about completed Its armament limitation program by vot ing poison gas into the discard. Ab in the case of the new rules to gov erp submarines, the prohibition against use of gas in future wars was adopted by the live great powers us applicable among themselves, with an invitation to tiie rest of the world to Join in the agreement. That left on the armament waiting list of the conference, only two topics —limitation of aircraft and general re vision of the rules of warfare. An air warfare sub-committee has reported after weeks of study that limitation of airplanes appears im practicable until a conference of wid er scope has been convened, although it was suggested that some restric tions on use of lighter-than air craft might he worth attempting. In tiie Far Eastern discussions, de liberations contributed no surface in dication of progress despite an appeal by the Chinese to Secretary Hughes and Arthur J. Balfour, to suggest a way out of the Chinese-Japanese dead lock on Shantung. Tiie Chinese dele gations saw the respective heads of the American and British delegations separately, and opinion was divided afterward as to the prospects. Facing a situation that both describ ed as delicate, it was apparent the two parties to the controversy could not even agree on a method by which mediation could lie attempted. The Chinese wanted to avail themselves of the offer of "good offices’’ made by Messrs. Balfour and Hughes, but the Japanese took the position that such a step would he valueless unless China was prepared to make conces sions she hitherto has refused to consider. SOLDIER AID DECIDED ON President and Guests Also Discuss Tariff and Foreign Debt. Washington. D. C.—A general agree ment for the enactment of a bonus hill for former service men early in the present session of Congress, it was indicated, had been reached at the conclusion of a White House din ner conference between President Harding and a number of senators, representatives and members of the cabinet The plan contemplates, it was under . i stood, that the cost of the bonus will be defra^e^. if possible, from receipt? i from1 the allied.. d< bjft . to- Hie United States. If those are not sufficient, it was said, it was tentatively suggested that a sales tax might be supported by the administration for the- purpose. Other Items ‘of legislation under dis 'Aissitfh"'included the permanent tariff and the refunding bill for the allied debt. Anglo-Irish Pact Accepted. Dublin. — The treaty creating the Irish Free State was ratified by the Dail Kireann by a majority of seven votes. f?4 to 57. The Dail gave its approval to the document signed by its delegates at London. Coincident- j ally, Kamon de Valera announced his resignation froifl the presidency of the Irish republic. The news was re ceived with the greatest enthusiasm, and the patient crowds which had waited for hours outside the Univer sity building burst into cheoring Display of Temper Causes Death. Rock Island, III.—Clarence Howe, aged 37, while rabbit hunting, became angered at the behavior of his dog. I Howe poked the dog with the butt of his shotgun. The gun was discharged. Inflicting a wound that caused the death of Howe a few hours later. !. O. O. F. Grand Sire Dies. Toronto. — Joseph Oliver, aged 70. grand sire of tho Independent Order of Odd Fellows, died here after an illness of three months. SWEEPING PROBE OF FOOD PRICES Daughtery Announces Inquiry in Which Three Departments Will Co-operate CLOTHING ANO FUEL ON LIST Departments of Justice, Commeros and Labor Are To Trace Costs of Commodities From the Pro ducer To the Consumer. Washington. — Tentative agreement for an Investigation of wholesale and retail prices throughout the country, i to be carried on by the department of Justice, commerce department and de partment of labor, has been reached, Attorney Generul Daugherty said At a conference with Secretaries Hoover and Davis, Mr, Daugherty said. It was virtually decided to broaden tho rdtail .price investigation of the Justice department to include the cost of various commodities from tlielr .origin to the consumer and to riiaice the survey jointly by the three departments. A committee composed of a member from each department, he added, would be appointed to conduct the investigation. More"extensive investigation is nec essary. Mr. Daugherty declared, in order tliut the public may know *he ‘’cost of tho egg as it travels from the hen to the breakfast table” and tiie government plans to study the whole field of prices and costs of man ufacturing and-production. Just what commodities will ho covered in the Investigation, lie said, have not yet been determined.' but ho indicated that clothing, food and fuel would be included in the survey. Investigation of prices and costs. Mr. Daugherty said, could be made more thoroughly and economically by the three departments jointly than through separate surveys, although it was probable that each department would givi more particular attention to the subjects of special interest to it and thus avoid- overlapping. When completed.-Vr. Daugherty de clared, the reports would he consoli dated by the justice.[department and the policy of the government toward conditions existing throughout the country would lie determined when the facts as to existing costs and prices were known. FOUR TOTS KILLED BY TRAIN 35 Others Are Injured In Crash At Ohio Railroad Crossing. Van Wert, O.—Four school children were killed and 35 injured near here when a school truck was struck by a Pennsylvania freight train. The truck was carrying between 25 and 40 children. Two, escaped with minor Injuries. Others were rushed to hospitals in Van Wert apd nearby I towns and additional fatalities were feared. J. E. Kimble, Fort Wayne, engineer i of the train, declared ho failed to see the automobile loaded with school children when he approached the | crossing because of the heavy fog. ! Joe Overholt, high school 'boy, who signaled the truck to proceed, after in specting the crossing, said 'the train was not visible. The truck was de molished by the collision. Poison Liquor Kills Five Men. New York.—Five men, living within a few blocks of each other along Ho boken waterfront, died from wood al cohol poisoning. Police believed that ■ poisoned liquor, responsible for all the deathH, came from the same^ 'source. Mrs. Emil Lang, wife of one of the dead men, said her husband I drank liquor bought from incoming | ships. The other dead aro: Paul Smith and Rudolph Eberle, steamship I firemen, who boarded with the Icings; i William Berger, a railroad employe, and Henry Often. Prisoners Saw Bars and Escape. Jersey Pity, N. J.—Two prisoners, charged with burglary, sawed tbe bars from their coll windows, dropped to the station yard, scaled an eight foot fence and escaped from the Third precinct station here. People Flee Before Landslide. Messina, Italy.—A tremendous land slide occurred at San Prantello, Sicily. Tlie population of 5,000 has fled from the town The cathedral, the post office building and the municipal hall were destroyed. Fire Causes Big Loss In Pananta. ' Panama. — Fire in the Coco Solo submarine base destroyed the bache lor officers’ quarters and the torpedo control school and damaged the other buildings. The loss is estimated at $70,000. River of Beer Brings Throng. Providence, It. I.—Federal prohibi tion enforcement agents ponded 41.650 gallons of beer into thtf Providence river here while a throng looked on. Numerous volunteers, who hoped to assist the officers, were sternly re pj Ised. The beer arrived, here on a si 'amship in 1918, Before delivery cl ild be made, the consignee died, if vlnK neither heirs not assigns, and ^er standing guardt ovor the ship tpnt for three years vftke, government <f|*dered It destroyed.