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Subscription *1.50 a Year In Advance Good Government. Pure Homes and Godly Hearts ~ ~ ----
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Established June 12,1883. Grantsville, W. Va., Thursday, December 21, 1922. , __ ~
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Fairmont—Salvation Army is faced
with the problem of caring for 25
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Doctors From All Germany
State That Dire Calamity Is
Menacing Its People
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
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
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
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. 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.
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.
Crowd Held at Bay—Banker
Is Shot When He Resists
Gang of Bandits
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
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
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
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
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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. 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.
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
“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
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
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.”
Forty Hurt When Passenger
Express Sideswipes Engine
With Headlight Out
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
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
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
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
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.

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