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— - -— Published Every Thursday MorrHn* Established June 12,1883. Grantsville, W. Va., Thursday, December 21, 1922. , __ ~ *_ 39th Year Whole No. 1979 _ _.-i! !nf,ws i CU JNGS I ! ; V-- ~ FROM_ . .. : ~ WEST VIRGINIA Fairmont—Salvation Army is faced with the problem of caring for 25 children. Adamston—Two frame buildings were destroyed by fire entailing loss of more than $15,000. Martinshurg—Stuart A. Westenhav er, for many years one of the best known contractors in this section died suddenly here. Wheeling—Samuel V. McCuskey was painfully burned about the hands nnd face by flames from a galvanizing pot at tlie Wheeling steel and iron company. Pennsboro—Bert Bradford had his face and neck filled with bird shot when a rabbit hunter discharged a gun in his direction just as he reached the brow of a hill. Wheeling—The fall reunion of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry was featured by a class of 14fl candidates taking from the twentieth to the thirty-first de gree. Wheeling—John Ragowiski, grocer, was fined $20 Sind costs by Police Judge Ritz for maintaining an un sanitary refrigerator and a general un sanitary condition at his place of business. Philippi—An automobile parade over the 16 miles of new state highway completed between this city and Bel Ington, celebrating the opening of the road. Tlie road is considered the finest in this section of the state. Keyser—In his successful attempt at suicide It required five shots from a .32 calibre revolver, when John W. Leatherman, aged GO, fired at his head at his home on New Creek drive near Keyser. All the shots glanced off ■with the exception of one. Death was Instantaneous. Clarksburg—Charles A. Bonnet, a I-ittle Rock champ farmer, was ac quitted in the Harrison county crim inal court of a charge of liquor law violation. It was shown in his trial that the warrant by which he was ar rested was intended for use in search ing another house. Wheeling—Warrants used by Fed eral prohibition enforcement agents roust be specific and state to the point for whom they are intended and where ♦ he person lives, Judge Baker ruled in dismissing a case when it developed ♦ hat the government had issued war rants for three persons in the same house. Moundsvilie—Love of minstrelsy caused Claude Garner, colored, to re fuse to accept immediately a parole granted him by the state board of pardons. Garner wanted to take part in the annual Thanksgiving day min strel show. He has served six of an '18-yenr sentence for murder. Huntington—An X-ray examination disclosed that Don Chafln. sheriff of Dognn county, now in a hospital here. Is suffering from a bullet lodged in Jiis right knee. His condition is not critical. Chafln was wounded when n pistol in his own hand was acci dentally discharged, according to hos pital attaches. Point Pleasant—Cas fumes escaping from the furnace during mass at •tarred Heart church almost claimed the lives of Itpv. Father Ildephonse, of Charleston, and several members of the congregation. The priest, was overcome while In the pulpit and while he was being rescued the other persons became unconscious. Investi gation showed that the furnace was defective. Wheeling—Sam Mazel admits he takes the prize ns an eusy mark. Three strangers approached him and remarked they had more money than he. Ram doubted and showed them his bank book. He was credited with deposits of *."(00. representing his life's savings. The men told Mazel to get the money to prove It. He did. He showed the cash to the strangers and tater In the day asked police to re cover his roll. ChnrlPs Town -Circuit Judge J. M. Woods overruled the motion of the defense for n<*w trials In the cases of the Rev. J. R. Wilburn, his son John Wilburn, and Walter Allen, all convict ed in connection with the armed march on the southern West Virginia coal fields. The Wilburns were sentenced to serve 11 years each In the state pen itentiary. The sentence of 10 years Jn the Allen case. fixed by the Jury, was approved by the court. Slstersville- -The Pyhrs Construction Company, of Charleston. Is at work constructing the new Junior high school building. Charleston*—A reduction of eight per cent In freight on all manufactured articles produced In the Charleston district and shipped east has been ob tained, S. P. Puffer, secretary of the Charleston Chamber of Commerce, In formed the chamber at Its regular monthly meeting. The reduction has been sought by the transportation com mittee of the Chamber since April 4. Parkersburg—A 30-mlnute parking ordinance bas been passed by the city council. Fairmont—When a water main let go hero a geyser spouted as high as the city hall. Grant Town—Albert Soupis, 21, miner, was found dead by his wife, following an uttuck of hear* failure. Wheeling — Twenty-four thousan 1 dollars of the $”*0,000 goal has been pledged In the Associated Charities drive. Wheeling—Sam Ilarnats, mill work er, suffered the amputation of a toe on his right foot in an accident at the Luughlin mill in Martins Ferry. Morgantown—Miss Clara M. Atchi son, of Clarksburg, was re-elected president of the West Virginia federa tion of music clubs in convention here. Morgantown—St. Michaels Karpatho Russian Orthodox Greek Catholic church is to erect a new edifice in Westovor. Construction is to bo begun immediately. Mansfield, Mo.—Tom Inman was elected constable by a majority of one vote. Some one wrote Inman’s name on the ballot and as no party had a candidate lie was elected. Huntington — Fifty Huntingtonians bav© had trees planted in the section of Ritter park, given over to the grow ing tree memorial which is under the auspices of the Grand Army of the Republic. Pennsboro—Tho big well recently drilled in by H. L. Lambert and others near Wick Is still holding up at about 100 barrels per day. The producers have secured another location and plan drilling a second well soon. Clarksburg—William Robinson is a real two-gun man. When be was ar rested charged with having shot at Charles Johnson, two revolvers and a pair of steel knucks were found on his person. He was fined $51.50 in po lice court. Parkersburg—Lester Blake, cashier nt a local gasoline station, looked down the muzzle of a six-shooter. “Stick ’em up brother,” a yeggnian greeted him. The cash regis*‘*r was robbed of $50. The bandit made a safe get-away. Morgantown—Several score West Virginia farm boys and girls have received attractive Christmas pres ents In the shape of 4-H state fair checks as their prizes for exhibits at the fair held in Charleston under the auspices of the Kanawha Farm bu reau. Lewisburg—Samuel C. Beard, teach ing his Sunday. School class, leaned back against tho railing in the church balcony, and was pitched to the floor below. John Hogan, cadet at (Jreen brier military school here, made an ef fort to save Beard from the fall and he too fell to the floor, breaking an arm. Beard was not seriously In jured. Clarksburg — Bruna Valenti, five times indicted for violations of the liquor laws, and Sam Marri, both of this city, were sentenced to serve five years in the state prison at Mounris vllle and to pay fines of $500 each by Judge John C. Southern in Harrison county criminal court here. Judge Southern proclaimed the cases to be “most flagrant” violations of liquor Raws. Wheeling—Guy Morris, who went on trial here in criminal court charged with violating the blue sky law, chang ed his plea to guilty and was sentenced to five years In the stnte prison by Judge Robinson. Tie was accused of selling stock in the Tulsa Interstate Petroleum Company, the former presi dent of which, W. O. Allison, of Tulsa, Okia., Is now* under indictment in Ohio county criminal court. Clnrksburg—After being idle for nearly two years the local plnnf of the National Carbon Company will re sume operations soon after the first of the year. This was the announce ment made by C. K. Margerson, gen eral manager. The plant, when it first starts, will provide employment for approximately 100 men. When operating full capacity the plant pro vides work for between 200 and 250 persons, including ofilce force and all and has a weekly pay roll running around $0,000. t'larksburg—Clash of American nnd ; Chinese law, dispute over the owner ship of a Chinese boy said to have; been bought for cosh in China and i brought to f'lnrksburg, vugnrles of the Oriental mind were problems con- i fronting local police. It was all over : the hoy, said to be 15 years old, ns ! Americans reckon ages, and 17. the ! way the Chinese reckon, whose name Is said to be Chu Hong. The boy Is reported to have been brought to this country at the instance of a local laundry proprietor. Charleston—There are 15 troops of Girl Scouts in Kanawha county and membership is 310, according to a re port made at the regular monthly meeting of the Girl Heout Council, j Several reports of the activities of \ the scouts were read. Clarksburg—The Baltimore A Ohio Railroad has virtually assured the northern West Virginia region a 35 per cent supply of car* provided the coal producers ship to the lakes, It was stated in a meeting of the Clarks burg coal club. BERLIN APPEALS FOR FOREIGN AID Doctors From All Germany State That Dire Calamity Is Menacing Its People U. S. CONSIDERING SITUATION Reparations Linked With Plight and Visible Plans of Succor Start— Ambassador Harvey Called Home for Consultation. Berlin. — Two thousand physicians and surgeons from all parts of Ger many, meeting at the University of Berlin, to discuss the prevailing na tional distress, adopted a resolution calling on foreign countries for as sistance, this not to be in the form of charity, but rather in such shape as will enable the Germans them selves to cope with the situation. The resolution emphasizes that a large section of the populace is on the verge of physical collapse through the housing shortage and lack of food stuffs and fuel. It appeals to the for eign peoples to investigate the dire calamity facing the masses in Ger many this winter and calls attention to the alarming increases in tubercu losis, scurvy and other serious types of illness. Aunougn no specific mention is made of the relief measures desired, it is understood the delegates favor ed a loan from abroad as one of the most feasible means of assistance. Professor Krautwig of Cologne was loudly applauded when he expressed gratitude for the child feeding and oth er forms of charity provided by Amer icans in Germany. He added, how ever, that the Germans would be even more grateful if the United States would do something which would en able the Germans themselves to han dle the problem of need. Washington, D. C.—Administration officials believe that American influ ences can be employed to help to wards a solution of the reparations problem. 1 hat feeling was voiced au thoritatively at the White House. It was added, however, that no an nouncement now was possible, or even imminent. Things that may be occurring behind the scenes, it was said, 'cannot be exhibited on the stage” at this time without prejudice here or abroad to the very cause the Washington government hopes to serve. The White House statement was made after a series of developments of obvious significance, beginning with the official admission that Am bassador Harvey had been called from London for consultation here. Rio Grande Patrol to Halt Smugglers. Washington—Creation of a “border patrol" along the Rio Grande river to suppress the smuggling of aliens and the importation of narcotics and to aid in prohibition enforcement was recommended to Secretary of I^ibor Davis by Special Agents Charles T. Connell and R. W Burton, who have just completed an extensive survey of conditions along the Mexican bor der. American Relief Feeding 1,500,000. Washington.—The American Relief Association is now feeding a million and a half Russian children. Secre tary Hoover, head of the organization, said. Mr. Hoover expressed the opin Ion, however, that there would be a large increase in the number for which the association will have to provide food before next June. He believes the number may reach 3.000.000. Ex-Legislator Dies From Burns. Pittsburgh. Pa.—John I^nuier. aged 80 yea’s, a former member of the State Legislature, died in the West Penn Hospital from burns he re ceived when his bathrobe caught fire at an open grate gas stove In his home. Mr. I^auler had recently been discharged from the hospital where he underwent a major operation. Bank Messenger Robbed of $20,000. Philadelphia— Five motor bandits shot and slightly wounded Harry Mc Kee, a messenger of the First Nation al nank of Darby, a suburb, and rob bed him of $20,000 he was carrying. The thugs escaped. State police are pursuing. t Reward Is Offered for Mrs. Phillips. I/os Angeles.- A reward of $260 for the recapture of Mrs Clara Phillips, "hammer murderers.’' who escaped from the I»s Angeles county Jail De cember B. has been offered by Sheriff William I. Treager. 8enate Rushes $26,000,000 Bill. Washington.—The session’s third ap propriation bill, for the commerce and labor departments, and carrying $26, 000.000. was passed by the Senate In a half hour. Gruesome Tragedy At Coney Island. ! New York.—Mrs. Anna Cataldo, 30 years old. and her son Fred, 9 yearn old, were murdered In their Stillwell avenue home. Coney Inland, by an un known assassin or assassins, who stabbed them to death and then set. Are to the house, according to police reports. The bodies were discovered on the kitchen floor when firemen, an swering an alarm, found the place on veloped in flames. The room was in disorder, an though the woman had put up a desperate battle for her life. REV. W. P. O’CONNOR - Rev. William P. O’Connor, pastor of St. Vincent De Paul Church, Cin cinnati, who has been selected as the new national chaplain of the Amer lean Legion. He served with the One Hundred and Thirty-sixth artillery during the World War. NEW “DRY" RULING BY SUPREME COURT State and Nation Can Try the Same Case in Violation of Liquor Laws Washington, D. C.—Two cases con sidered by the government of major importance in the enforcement of na tional prohibition were decided by the United States Supreme Court. In one of them, coming from the State of Washington, the government scored a sweeping victory, the court holding that both the federal and a state government can prosecute and punish the same unlawful act in the manufacture, possession, transporta tion or sale of intoxicating liquors. The other case, coming from Cali fornia, the government lost in its con tention that in the enforcement of na tional prohibition an executive officer can impose and collect as taxes the assessments and penalties imposed by those sections of the revised stat utes which remain unrepealed by the Volstead act and which became law while the manufacture and sale of in toxioating liquor was not prohibited The effect of the prohibition amend ment. the court stated in an opinion by Chief Justice Taft, was to estab lish prohibition in every part of thf United States, affecting transactions which are essentially local or intra state, as well as those pertaining to interstate or foreign commerce. The power to take legislative measures to make the policy effective existed in Congress, the court continued, “in re spect of the territorial limits of the United States and at the same time the like power of the several states within their territorial limits shall not cease to exist.” Referring to the contention by the defendants that they could not be placed in double jeopardy, the court explained that the meaning of the term double jeopardy as used in the fifth amendment to the constitution referred to “a second prosecution un der the authority of the federal gov eminent after a first trial for the terae offense, under the same author ity.” An act denounced as “a crime by both national and state sovereign ties,” the court said, “is an offense against the peace and dignity of both and may be punished by each.” If such a construction did not apply, the court stated, it would he easy to imagine the rush of offenders to state courts to plead guilty. If by ho doing they could obtain Immunity from fed eral prosecutions for the same act. Rival Gangs In Broadway Battle. New York.—A gun battle between two hostile robber gangs brought hundreds to the street In a panic al Forty-seventh street and Broadway Scores of shots were exchanged by tho combatants who raced about thf vicinity In automobiles. The break lng of plate glass windows, mingling with the rattle of guns and roar ol motor exhausts, awakened sleeper? for blocks. When the police arrived the gunmen fled, taking with them any of their members that mlghl have been wounded. Hotel Destroyed Following Lynching. Streotman. Tex.—A Negro hotel wan destroyed by Are here, following the lynching of George Rny, aged 26, Ne gro, In connection with an alleged at tack upon a white girl. Another Ne gro, arrested with Ray, was later re leased from Jail. The origin of the Are is undetermined. Fireman Killed In Train Wrack. Binghampton, N. Y. — Fireman Ed Storrer of Port Jervis was killed and Engineer Donald Region, proba bly fatally hurt when Erie passen ger train No. 6, westbound, was wrecked 40 miles west of Port Jer vis. Engine and tender crashed over a bank beside the roadbed, pulling two coaches, two sleepers and a bag gage car from the rail. Relief trains, doctors, nurses and railroad officials were sent to the scene of the wreck No passengers were seriously hurt. DAYLIGHT HOLDUP BY ARMED MEN Crowd Held at Bay—Banker Is Shot When He Resists Gang of Bandits ESCAPE WITH $96,000 CASH Throng In Kansas City Livestock Ex change Powerless To Assist—Rob bers In Dash To Auto Drop Package Containing $4,000. Kansas City, Mo.—While the main ' lobby of the Livestock Exchange building was filled with cattle com ' mission men and stock yards em ployes, three robbers shot and prob I ably fatally wounded Thomas F. Hen ry, credit manager of the Drovers’ 1 National Bank, anil escaped with loot reported to be $96,000. A house detective, and three other employes of the Stock Exchange building were accompanying Henry from the post offiee sub-station on the i main floor of the building when they were confronted by the men. Henry clutched the money satchel In his arms and pushed his way through a nearby door into a commis sion firm’s office. One robber shouted: Get back there, or 1 11 kill you.” Then Henry attempted to toss the money bag over a small partition which sub-divided the room. One of the men fired point blank into Henry’s back. Henry crumpled to the floor The bag rolled to the floor and the robber caught it. The three robbers backed out of the lobby, holding their pistols leveled at the watchers. They leaped into a large motor car and sped away. The money bag contained $100,000 in cash. One package of $4,000 was recovered when the robbers dropped it in their rush to escape. Five men were arrested in the vi cinity of the robbery and held for in vestigation. U. S. Consul To Malta Shot. Valetta, Malta.—Mason Mitchell of New York, American consul on the island of Malta, was shot and wound ed near Baracca. His assailant es caped, but pursuit was immediately taken up. Mr. Mitchell was taken to a physician for treatment. The con sul is described as persona grata here ! and he has taken keen interest in the welfare of the island and its people. The attack upon him has aroused in i dignation. John Wanamaker Dies. Philadelphia. — John Wanamaker died at his home here. The world famous merchant and former post master general passed away at his town house in Walnut street. He had | j been .confined there since early in No- j ! vember with a heavy cold contracted j at his country estate "Lyndenhurst” at Jenkintown, near here. He was aged 84 years. Girl Loses Suit Against Governor. Oxford. Miss.—A verdict for the de- ; ; fendant was returned in the suit for | $100,000 damages instituted by Miss | Frances Birkhead, stenographer, j against Governor Lee M. Russell j based on charges of seduction and | other allegations. The verdict mere ly saying “we, the jury, find for the defendant,” was returned just 28 min utes after the case was submitted to it. De Valera To Be "Shot On Sight.” Dublin. — Irish Free State military i officials have ordered Eamonn De Va- ' | lera, chief leader of the "republican” j ' cause, shot on sight, it was reported in Dublin. De Valera is said to be hiding in or near Dublin. He and Liam Lynch are the last of the pow erful- "republican” leaders at large. — ———— $250,000 Loss In Michigan Blaze. Pontiac, Mich. — Fire that started In the Pontiac Lumber Yard here caused a Iors estimated at $250,000 before it was brought under control. The blaze, believed tn have started from an overheated stove, destroyed the lumber yard and the W. O. Burke business block adjoining. House Passes Big Appropriation Bill. Washington.—The $33,000,000 appro priation bill for the department of state and Justice, carrying $500,000 for investigation and prosecution of war fraud cases, was passed by the House without a record vote and with l less than 50 members In attendance. 1 - - Marries Same Woman Three Times. Paris—Jerome Uhl, American artist and opera singer, remarried his for mer wife for the third time here. The third marriage was celebrated at the American Church, a 15 year old daugh- j ter, Marlon, acting as witness. Mr. , and Mrs. Uhl had twice been divorced. Gives Blood for Fellow Student. Philadelphia. — Fighting a courage ous battle for life, Evan Christie, Salt Lake City, student at the University of Pennsylvania, was reported slight ly improved after a blood transfusion. Christie’s case was diagnosed as ane ! mia and physicians decided that a blood transfusion was necessary. Word to this effect spread around the campus and 85 students, volunteered blood. After testing, Henry Watson Paddock. Rochester, N. Y„ was select led and gave a pin£ of blood. MRS. L. R. SCHUYLER | Mrs. Livingston Rowe Schuyler of New York city was re-elected presi dent general of the United Daughters of the Confederacy at the convention In Birmingham, Ala. CLAIM MINES ARE OVER OEVELOPED U. S. Fuel Commission Warns Investors to Shun New Coal Ventures Washington, D. C.—Studies of the United States Coal Commission al ready have developed the conclusion among its members that the bitumi nous coal mining industry in the Unit ed States is over developed, and that good business and good citizenship re quire investors to cease from embark ing upon new coal mining operations, according to a statement just made public. Except in a few localities, where transportation conditions may modify the general rule, the commis sion asserted, increased mining activ ity will do harm. The present exces sive coal mining capacity, the com mission further said, ‘‘cannot for long lower the price of coal simply be cause that conditions of things is wasteful.” “Too many soft coal miners and too many miners describe the situation in plain English,” the commission's j statement said. "In these coal mines j more capital is invested and more \ miners are employed than are needed to produce the coal the country re- I quires. This condition, of course, in- I volves waste on a country-wide scale. "How to deflate the coal industry is one of the many problems before the commissiorf. It seema plain enough, j however, that the industry should not ! be further inflated by opening new mines.” Existing bituminous mines, the statement continued, can produce, ' theoretically, a billion tons of coal per ! year, while the country consumes I only a half billion tons. The result, J in some places, is to brin« about, the commission said, a "mine working time which is too short to pay ade- , quately owners or miners." Gary Predicts Prosperous Year. Now Y’ork.—A prosperous outlook In American industry and business for the coming year is predicted by El bert H. Gary of the United States Steel Corporation. Mr. Gary says that, unless progress is interfered with by unfair legislation, the industry of Ihe country has every reason to ex pect a most prosperous year ahead. A change in the present immigration re strictions is urged by Mr. Gary, who suggests that the Inflow of foreigners be regulated on the quality rather than quantity basis. Five Lives Lost in Powder Mill. Scranton, Pa.—Five persons are known to be dead and several were Injured in an explosion which de stroyed the glazing mill of the Black Diamond Powder Company, near Du pont, Pa., about eight miles south of Scranton. The explosion was felt at ! Carbondale, Pa., 25 miles away. Food Costs Soaring Through Country. Washington.—Retail food costs in creased In 20 to 21 representative cit ies over the country during the month ended November 15. says a review is sued by the department of labor. In New Orleans prices showed a de crease, but it was less than five tenths of one per cent. Bishop Killed by 8cout. Knoxville. Tenn.—Bishop R. Water house of the Methodist Episcopal Church South, who was Injured by an automobile here, died without regain ing consciousness. He is said to have stepped directly in the path of an automobile driven by Hazen Walker. 17-year*oId Boy Scout leader of Knox ville. Liquor Landed In Dense Fog. • New Y'ork.—The weather man came to the aid of New Yorkers wanting I "Christmas cheer” greater than one naif of 1 per cent. Many ships in the i rum running fleet off the three-mile line have succeeded in eluding the j "dry navy” and federal agents along Ihe coast, under cover of a dense fog the last few nights, prohibition au thorlties admitted Only one small ! ship carrying a $50,000 cargo had ' been captured during this time, while 1 the district was visibly "wetter.” FIFTEEN KILLED IN TRAIN WRECK Forty Hurt When Passenger Express Sideswipes Engine With Headlight Out MANY PERSONS SCALDED Fatal Crash Occurs Near Houston, Tex-—Illumination From Train Lo comotive Reveals Danger Too Late To Avoid Accident. Houston. Tex —Upwards of 1& were killed, and two score Injured, many fatally, when passenger train No. 28, on the Houston East and West Texas Railway sideswiped a switch engine in front of the depot at Humble. 17 miles from hero. An unofficial report said the wreck occurred when the passenger train sideswiped a switch engine In the Humble yards The dead Include: Conductor Campsey of Houston, in charge of the train wrecked. News agent on train, unidentified. Four unknown Negroes. Engineer Holland of the passenger train reported that the headlight on the engine struck by the passenger was not burning, and that by the time the passenger train engine’s headlight had served to outline the other engine on the side track. It wms too late to avoid the crash. The cylinder heads of the two loco* motives struck, that one on right side of the passenger train and that on the left side of the freight locomotive being ripped away. /vo me cyimuer neaas ripped loose a two-inch steam pipe on the freight engine, which ran from the cylinder to the steam chest, tore loose an<* crashed Into the window of the smok ing car—the first coach of the pas senger train—scalding its passenger* with steam and water. Conductor Campsey of Houston, for 19 years a familiar figure to travelers on the road, was killed instantly. The train newa dealer was found under neath a pile of candy, newspapers and magazines. Postoffice Safe Blown at Carlisle Carlisle.—Robbers broke into the Carlisle postofflee through a back win dow and blew off the combination of the vault, but were frightened off be fore they, could complete their work of looting the place. Whether or not the robbers had gained entrance to the vault is not known, as the post office employes were unable to open the door. The postmaster said he did not believe anything was taken. The janitor came on duty at 3 o'clock, and his arrival is believed to have scared off the robbers. Crippled Children Injured By Trolley. Philadelphia. — Fourteen crippled children, between 8 and 14 years old. were injured when a school bus of the Board of Education was struck by a one-man trolley. The bus capsized. Two of the children were so badly hurt they had to be carried to their beds. Many of the children carried crutches. Others, victims of paraly sis, wore heavy metal braces on their legs. French Births Slump, Deaths Gain. Paris.—Vital statistics for the first six months of this year show a de crease of 25,000 births and an increase of 39,000 deaths over the correspond ing period in 1921. The excess of blrtns over deaths, which last year was 73,000, Is only 9.000 this year. Births and deaths from January to July of this year numbered 390,000 and 387,000, respectively. in 1921, there were 421,000 births and 348.000 deaths. Bootlegger Who Made Million Jailed. New York. — Edward Donegan. Brooklyn bootlegger, who Halms to have made $1,000,000 selling liquor. waa taken to the Atlanta Federal pen itentiary to begin serving 10 years for conspiracy and grand larceny. He was fined $05,000. Donegan was con victed of plotting to steal Govern ment documents that would have helped him in his bootlegging, $200,000 Is Given Ohio River Work. Washington.—An allotment of $200. 900 for maintenance and improvement of the river and harbor works on the Ohio river was announced by Major General Beach, chief of army engi neers. The allotment was made from the lump sum appropriated by Con gress for river and harbor Improve ment. Chinese Bandits Free Americans. Peking —The American legation has been advised lhat the Chinese bandits have released all American mission aries held by them. Train Traps Hunters on Bridge. Brookville, Pa—One man was killed, another so badly Injured ho is lot expected to live and. a third man escaped by hanging by hie bands to :he narrow ledge of a stone pier when he three were trapped by a passenger :rain on a bridge near hero. The rain came out of Malone's cut on he low grade branch of the Pennsyl vania railroad between Summerville md Baxter and bore down on the nen who w^re returning from a hunt ng trip. Three dogs were killed.