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9 ( A' 1 190 1 M HT) 7Ty A 11 "The Press, the Mightiest Means, on Which the Arm of Progress Leans." VOL. XXXII. PASS CIIKISTIAN, IIA1UUSON COUNTY MISS., SATURDAY, DECEMBERS 8V 1912. .NUMBER 40. r i v .111 nr. 1... 4 STEAMER WRECKED AHD 22 LIVES LOST TWENTY-TWO LOSE THEIR LIVES IN WRECK OF THE VESSEL ON THE LEDGES. VESSEL GOES DOWN IN GALE The Furnes Liner Florence 6trikes the Rocks on the Coast of New Foundland. St. Johnsf N. F. Twenty-two of ' fvvvi)ty-geen member of the cww of tbe Fulness Line steamer Florence from Halifax, N. S., for St, Johnslost their lives In the wreck of the, vessel on the ledges west of St. Sbotts during a gale. Five sur- viors, who reached land in a boat, brought the news to Trepassey. (The steamer carried no passengers.. Captain Barr of the steamer and all of his men reached shore after the vesBel struck, but the inaccessible cliffs of St. Shotts prevented their escape. The big tide, backed up by the northwest gale, made it impossi ble to remain there, and all hands were obliged to put back to the ship! Captain Barr folt confident that the wind would go down, but Second Mate J. Hedley volunteered to take four men in one of the ship's boats and seek a more favorable landing place farther along the coast. In the heavy seas the captain was unwilling to risk more lives, and gave his con ent to the second mate's expedition. With great difficulty Hedley and his four comrades reached the shore. They search in vain for some path by which the cliff might be Bcaled or the crew of the Florence helped. They, fepent the night on the cliff. At daybreak Hedley, found that the wind 'had been steadily Increasing. Hurrying back to , the point off which the Florence lay, he could see no Sign of the steamer. : Considerable of her cargo of lum ber was floating along the shore, but no small boats were visible. ; The five survivors made a long and thorough search along thes bore for their shipmates ,but no trace of them was to be found. 250 SOLDIERS ARE SLAIN One of Madero' Stronghold Annihi lated Near El Paso, Texas. El Paso, Texas. Refugee Federal soldiers arrived at Juarez to report that the 250 Federal irregular troops garrisoning Ascension - practically were annihilated when rebels attack ed the town, about 75 miles south west of Juarez. The attack was made shortly after midnight and fighting continued only for a few houra. The garrison com mander reports to Gen. Trucy Au bert at Juarez, that he knew of only fifteen of his men escaping besides himself. He Is hiding at a ranch, he writes. The fate of 130 regulars at Guzman, nearby, Is not known. It is believed the town was taken by reb els befote Ascension. The rebeU were commanded by Gen. Inez Salazar. The revolutionists are reported as mobilizing at the captured town. Gen. Jose Blanco, with 800 Federal troops, is moving against Ascension from the Casas Grandes district to the south. Rebela agents at El Paso Bay that Gen. Pascual Orozco, Jr., is In the field with more than two thou sand men. Skeletons of Six Tories Found. Athens, Ga. Skeletons of the six Tories captured at her dinner table and afterwards hanged to trees near her home by Nancy Hart more than a century and a half ago, were un earthed recently by a squad of hands at work grading the Elberton and Eastern railroad. They were buried about three feet under the ground Jn what Is known as the Heard field, near the mouth of Wabatchie creek, half a mile from where It emp ties into Broad river. The bones are all there, in a splendid state of pres ervation, but have become disjointed. The skull, in fact, all the bones of the. heads' and under jaws, are es pecially well preserved and the teeth are perfect. Horror Occurs at Christmas Show. Greensboro, N.' C- Six persons were fatally injured and a score se riously hurt at Elkin when a" section of a school building in which the Christmas entertainment was being given collapsed, throwing 200 people a distance of 20 feet Fire added to the horror, but the flames were ex tinguished by those in the Bection which held, though not until two wom en and a girl had received fatal burns. Three men will die from fractured skulls and other wounds. The scene f the tragedy is In the mountains. Many Barns Burned. Jackson. Ga. During tbo past 12 months fiutts county has had an un usual number of barn burnings, all of them of Incendiary origin, but so tar not a simile one of the firebugs has been apprehended. Some time aKr two barns were burned at the name hours In the Jcnkliisburg sec tion one of th"m 1 fin the proper ty of Judas H. M. richer and the other that of .7. W. Williamson. Blood hounds were r-'.nn'H on the trail of the in.-n.rarv and followed It into Henry cuniv w'ithin a mile of McDonough. EDWARD L CORNELIUS Edward L. Cornelius Is the new ergeant-at-arms of the United State senate- He succeeded the late D. M. Ransdell, whose assistant he had been for several years. TAFT PREDICTSPR0SPER1T HE CONGRATULATES SOUTH ON ELECTION OF WILSON AND PROPHESIES PROSPERITY. He Gave His Philosophy of Policies and the Verdict of the People at the Polls St. Aagustine, Fla. President Taft in a speech here congratulated the South upon the election of a Demo cratic president, predicted nation-wide prosperity under the new administra tion and spoke with pride of the way this nation takes the quadrennial verdict of the people at the polls. The president spoke in the Masonic temple and the crowd which listened to his words cheered him to the echo. He gave his philosophy of politics and closed with the remark that swept the hall with laughter: "The only sorrow I have," he said, "is the thought that there will break In upon the people and some indi viduals the fact that there are not enough officers to go around." President Taft said in part: "Your distinguished chairman. Senator Flet cher, haB said something about the re lations of thS North to the South, and has read from one of my addresses with reference to the recent election, t meant every word I said. I am not taking back a word, only I want you to understand that I was playing the part of a philosopher and was at tempting to find good out of some thing which might have been differ ent. Former Teller Freed of Charge. Chicago. George W. Fitzgerald, for mer assorting teller in the .."United States subtreasury at Chicago, charg ed with the theft of $173,000 from the government In February, 1907, was found not guilty. The jury took five ballots In deciding Fitzgerald's fate. The first, taken Immediately after the jury retired, showed the members equally divided for conviction and ac quittal. The third and fourth ballots were eleven for acquittal and one for conviction. .The trial began Novem ber 12. and It, with five years' pre liminary investigation of the miracu lous shortage In the Chicago sub treasury, is said to have cost the gov ernment more than $100,000. Gigantic Fraud Charged to Six Men. New York. On a Federal Indict ment charging fraudulent use of the mal!s in promoting stock for a mill where the linen was supposed to be made In a day, six men were arrested In a raid conducted by postofflce In spectors at the offices of the Sterling Debenture company here. The au thorities estimate that the yearly in come of the promoters in this and other ventures has been more than $1,000,000. and that $10,000,000 of the public's money has been paid over to them since they began business. Sweet Potato Day. 'Washington. In order to stimu late the use of the Southern sweet potato ss a table delicacy, arrange ments were made for one day by the Southern railwav. the Cincinnati. New Orleans and Teras Pacific rail way. the Alabama Great Southern railroad, the New Orleans and North enxtem railway and the Mobile and Ohio rafirnRd to serve the sweet jo tntr. free In vnrimis e'ylea on their f'lnln? cars. Prteeia! menus for orif rt.iy are wennrM to advertise an feature the dJ ' A : v X j ' - v . ' A - ' : -si l' -: ' ' I v . W A SUFFER POLICY EXCQ UNCLE SAM DETERMINES TO BETTER CONDITIONS SOUTH OF BORDER. , WILL PROTECT AMERICANS Note of Warning. Will Be Communi cated by Ambassador Wilson on Return to Vera Cruz. Washington. The determination of the administration to adopt a stiffer policy toward Mexico as disclosed in the announcement of the purpose to make fresh represenatlona to that government regarding the continua tion of the rebellion la directly attrib. utable to the recent return to Wash ington of several persons thoroughly cognizant of alleged evil conditions existing south of the border. First was Henry Lane Wilson, American ambassador to Mexico, who has been in close, touch with every one of the American consular officers In the disturbed districts and who is also personally aware of the attitude of the Mexican g overnment toward the large numfier of American claims presented as a result of the depreda tions committed by rebels. Then there have come forward the three members of the Belf-conetltuted committee of Americans, representing the large plantations and mining in terests In northern Mexico who from personal knowledge were able to in form the state department of the va rious practices employed by the rebel leaders to extort money from the American managers and foremen and of the comparative Indifference of the Mexican government officials to the numerous appeals of the Ameri can interests for protection from the raiders. Lastly there have come the mem bers of the senate subcommittee on foreign relations, fresh from an In vestigation at first hand of border con ditions, frorn California to Texas. The combination of all these repre sentations has made a profound Im pression upon the administration. It has been concluded that stronger rep resentations that Itave heretofore been made must -be directed to' the Mexican government if the conditions are to be Improved. MAD KING TO LOSE THRONE His Place Will Be Taken by Prince Ludwlg, the New Prince., Munich, Bavaria. Prince Ludwig, the new prince regent of Bavaria, will become king and the mad king, Otto, who has never known that he was a royal personage, will be dethroned. In all probability, next year. The Bavarian premier Informed the speaker of the Bavarian diet and the leaders of the various parties in that assembly that an amendment to the constitution would be submitted to the government at a special seseslon1 of the diet In January, by the terms of which the regency would be abol ished and Ludwlg would receive the title of king. Neustrelits, Mecklenburg, Strelits. Germany. The Grand Duke Adolf Freldrich Issued a rescript announc ing that the estate would be con voked In extraordinary sessions In 1913 to enact a constitution for the two grand duchies of Mecklenburg Schwerln and Mecklenburg-Strelltz, which are now the only states In Europe not poss?ssIng a constitution. Previous attempts have been made for many years to modegilze the feu dfal form of government, but these have always failed, owing to the atti tude of the privileged classes. Uncle Sam Discovers Death for Bugs. Washington. Disheartened house keepers, weary with long struggles against the presence of bedbugs, cock roaches, fleas, clothes, moths, ants, houseflies. rats and mice, may take heart, for the agricultural department has found a Temedy. It is hydrocyan ic acid fas., Pr. I- O. Howard an-1 C. H. Pope'noe. tha discoverers ac knowledge it will drive out also th human inmates of the house In which It is used, but they may return later. England Honors Whltelaw Reld. London. Memorial services for the late Ambassador Whltelaw Reld, cel ebrated in Westminster abbey, was an Impressive ceremony. The honor of such a service in Great Britain's most historic cathedral has on only few occasions been- accorded to any but British subjects of great distinc tion. In the congregation of 2,600, which assembled, nearly half were American residents In England, In cluding the staff of the American embassy and consulate general, , aad many prominent people. Army Surgeon Commit Suicide. St Louis, Mo. Brooding over his separation from his wife, formerly Miss Louise Scarritt, a minister's (laughter, who divorced him three vears ago and now lives with their Ive-year-old son, Eugene, at Mllledge vtlle, Ga., Dr. Henry E. Ferrell, aeed Tf years, a major In the medical orps of the First regiment, commit ted suicide hereby shooting himself 'wlce in the head at his office in he Fidelity r.u!Ul!mr with a revolver which was bidden from him by his mother several davs ago . BEERB0HM TREE ' .,' "-w Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree, the eminent English actor and manager, has Just spent a week In New York, his first visit to America In sixteen year. HADE FORI! BY GRfiFF , "7 A GOTHAM HOTEL KEEPER IN VOLVES NUMBER OF PO LICE OFFICIALS. Each Month $100 Was Paid for Pro. tection Names of GraftingQ Officials Given. New York. A Story of how graft alleged to have been paid for police protection enabled i "SJuneg- la'y fco tel keeper In Harlem to build up such a . business that flnully he dis posed of his unpreblious place for $140,000, was told U. "the aldermanic investigating committee. George A. Sipp, for ten years keep er of the resort, gave the testimony and, as a result of his revelations, a police inspector, two ex-inBpectors and a number of minor officers were summoned to police headquarters by Commissioner Waldo. A patrolman named as a graft collector was sus pended forthwith. Mentioning names and dates, Sipp testified that once a month from 190S to 1910 he paid' to police officers, in cluding Eugene Fox, a policeman, $100 for the purpose, he understood, of buying police protection so that there would be no interference in running his hotel. Fox was described as al leged go-between for certain high po lice officers. " , RAILROADS APPEALT0 COURT For Instructions in Working Out Dla , solution Plan, New York. Robert S. Lovett, chair man of the executive committees of the Union and Southern Pacific rail roads, announced that he had arrang ed with Attorney General Wickersham to appeal at once to the United States Supreme court for instructions in working out the dissolution plan of the railroads. Mr. Wickersham, the announcement continued, has refused to approve any plan involving the dis tribution of Southern Paciflo stock owned by the Union Pacific. In support -of his contention that Southern Pacific stock be distributed among Unon Pacific shareholders. Judge Lovett cites the Northern Se curities case and the cases of the Standard Oil and American Tobacco companies, frhese, he asserts are fundamentally comparative with the Union Pacific-Southern Pacific disso lution. Taft Accept Yale Law Chair. Washington. President Taft has made up his mind to accept the prof fer of the Kent professorship of law at Yale, and probably will take up his duties at New Haven early In the spring. The president was said t have determined upon accepting the Yale profesorship for several reasons.. He will not be restricted to lectures to Yale students, but wll be permit ted to lecture If he desires in other law schools, or upon the platform, or to engage In any other occupation which he sees fit. Georgia Whiskey Must Stay at Home. Jacksonville, Fla. Judge John M. Cheney, in Federal court, handed down an opinion in the Injunction suit brought some time ago by several local liquor dealers apainst the South ern Express company. The opinion In part follows: "That the Poiithem Ex press company be rs rained from re ceiving and transportinp for any con sideration. Intoxicating liquors of sny class or kind from any person or per sons pnfTfl-ed in the I'nuor InsncF In the state of Giorc'a to any p-rioo or persons In that st.-.ie, 'VTasaaViRa. ' f -V I : i I i ; "i, SUPREUE COURT IS HARDWORKING BODY HAS ESTABLISHED ENVIABLE REC ORD IN FIRST TEN WEEKS. QUIBBLING IS DISREGARDED Op to the Present No Dissenting Opinion Has Been Handed Down at This Term. Jackson. Amoug members of the bar who have watched the Supreme Court of Mississippi at work for years past it is the concensus of opinion .that the present body of men on the bench are preserving the record established by preceding courts for thorough, painstaking and downright hard work. When the court assembled it marked the commencement of the tenth week of the new term. It is noted with considerable interest that during that period, while there have been a number of cases handled involving close and difficult legal propositions and on which precedents and authorities are mixed aud divergent, there has not bean bo far during the term a single dissenting opinion presented. The court Is adhering to .the rule laid down at the outset of the trem as to the disposal of cases upon which it may ap pear that either one, siile or the other has built up its cause oil technical quibbles and immaterial points, and this proced ure accounts very materially for the number of cases handled so readily and with so little delay. There Is not a more hard-working body of state officials of Mississippi than these three men who sit to determine the rights 'as between ap pellant and appelle and the clerical staff ot the court realizes this fact. . FUNDS IN TREASURY LOW. Few Confederate Pension Warrants Have Been Taken Up. Jackson. At the state treasury de partment it is stated that only about $,"0,OQO or $60,000 in Confederate pen .inn warrants have biwn taken up so far, out of a total distributed of $450,- 000. While practically all ot tne noiu erB of pension certificates have received the money due them, less discount, the banks are holding the warrants as col lateral mid will continue to hold them until the treasury is in such condition as to warrant taking up the entire ls lue. While there is some money in the treasury, Treasurer Stovall is nursing the balance verv carefully, with a view to--getting ' ail 'that-o'-TJOssrtiVy-vm in order to be ready to meet the $600, iwio hnrrnwed from a New York bank by Gov. Brewer during the summer un der the provisions of chapter 87 of the sets of 1913. This loan is payaoie on nr hfffnr .Innnarv 10. 1913. with 5 per cent interest, and the omciais nope w be ready to meet it tn iuu wnen aue BIB EXHIBIT HAS RETURNED. Ittracted Attention at Land Show in ' Chicago. Jackson. The large exhibit of Mis sissippi grown cotton, hay, corn, wheat, oats, rye and rice that attracted so much attention at the recent Interna tional Land Show at Chicago, has been returned to Commissioner of Agricul ture Blakcslee. The exhibit is so arranged and com piled that it will be ready at any time to send to other shows either within or without the state. The products are neatly arranged in large square frames of wood, with a burlap back. Shipping cases were made especially for the ex hibit, no that it could easily be handled in transit, Without danger of disturb ing the specimens in the frames. ENCOURAGING IMMIGRANTS. Mississippi Representatives Attend Bal timore Meeting. Vicksburg. C. G. Maas, president of the Vicksburg council of the German American Alliance, is home after at tending the national convention in Bal timore. Mr. Maas says: . - "We had quite a time there, as all the presidents of the organization, es-pecially-,irom the South, were present. and there were some very important -questions brought up, as far as immi gration is concerned, and a lively cam paign will be brought on next year to organize the German-American Alliance all over the state of Mississippi and other Southern states. In case the im migrants should come here they will receive the correct information, and if they need help they will get it. Other important questions were brought ip and we had a general grtod time, a Germans always have. wheH they get together. ' Hollanders May Come. , Jackson. Half a hundred Holland families may move to Mississippi to fnirasfe in truck and dairy farming m the near future. Right now the Hol landers are in Chicago, and they have Sent E. L. Van Dcllen to this state to investigate several land propositions that have attracted their notice. l"pon his report largely- will depend whether they will come to Mississippi or go else where. Thornton Sent to Newton. Columbus. Dr. E. L. Thornton, who lias had chargv of tick eradication work in this county, representing the govern ment, has been removed to Newton, and will have charge of the work in New ton county. Ask Irmroved Freight Service. ,Ta'-k-on. The complaint . of citizen ef Decatur against the N. O., M. C. -ei!r;:T'l, fl!h'C:n!T inrtihMjuate frc:.-?)t .r- e. Ms. tiVt-n u-i by the railr'.tid cotv -'s'.-'i. The railros.l were not;fie.l h tier service mnt he maintain, d. KW COURT FC3 MISSISSIPP WILL HOLD SESSIONS AT CLARES. DALE AFTER JANUARY L New Court Was Created Recently by Act of Congress Pursuant to tbe In troduction of the Hum - phreyj BilLt Jackson. With the beginning of the coming year there will b another court added to the six already under the ju riadiction of the judge of the United States court in Mississippi, the seventh district court- town being Cluirksdale, re cently created by act of congress pur suant to tlie introduction of the Hum phreys bill. Hitherto .Judge Nile has held two terms of court each year at the six seats of justice under federal juris diction in Mississippi. Four of these are iu the southern division of the Mis sissippi district, at Jackson, Meridian, Vicksburg and Bilexi, while for the northern district there have been two at Oxford, which is headquarters for the northern district, aud Aberdeen. Under the terms ot the act creating the Clarksdale division of the northern district, the citizens of Clarksdale are expected to provide court quarters, and this matter, it is believed, has been at tended to, 'It will be incumbent on Mar shal' Storer of the northern district to designate a enpuble deputy, while Clerk U i.. Oluuain will provide a deputy clerk lor the new division. ,; Judge Niles will hold the first Clarks dale term beginning the tin", d Monday in January, immediately following the term at Vicksburg. this will De lol- lowed by the Biloxi term in February and the Meridian term in March, thence to Abedreeii, and following that the May term at Jackson, and back to Oxford in June, to wind up the first six months. BLOCKS THE TIGERS. Supreme Court Scotches Scheme ta Fore stall Circuit Court Action. Vicksburg.- The supreme court, upon application of VV. J. Voller, special coun sel for the state in the case of T. M, Caughlin, issued a writ of prohibition against Justices Easley aud Piazza and Richard Mogouiu, constable, prohibiting these olficers from assuming jurisdiction in the liquor cases upon the grounds thai, the alfidavitd against these defend ants are alleged to have been made in pursuance of a scheme and in a conspir acy to prevent the circuit court from try ing said defendants upon indictments by the grand jury and that this action "was taken to obstruct justice. The supreme Court s oSlfoii will fus'pose ol the magis trate eourt and of the Caughlin trial A .State Hospital Borrows. Jackson. Tha sum of $7,000 ha been loaned by the Merchants' Bank and Trust Company of Jackson to the state charity hospital, the arrangements for financial assistance having been made by Gov. Earl Brewer and Dr. S. H. Mc Lean, president of the institution. Tha appropriation for the institutioa having been exhausted, Gov. Brewer and Dr. McLean arranged with the bank to secure the necessary funds to tide it over until the legislature comes together again. . Organize $100,000 Bank. ' Jackson. Among the new organisa tions formed is the Bank of Lee County, at Tupelo. The organizers of this com pany have applied for a charter of in corporation, giving the amount of cap ital stock of the new bank at $100,000. Clerk Kills Policeman. Vicksburg. Patrolman J. N. Hurst was shot and killed by Walter Tucker, his nephew, following a hitter quarrel and a personal encounter. Tucker went to the county jail after the tragedy and surrendered to the jailer. Young Tree Bears 675 Oranges. Gulfport. As an illustration of ho well satsuma oranges do on the coast and in Harrison county there has been cited a tree owned by Joe P. Wilson of Landon, four miles north of here, which this season bore 67J oranges. The tree is but six years old. Othor trees havo perhaps borne us well, but this tree seemed to have a good yield for a tree of that age. Some few may also have been picked off before the count was made. The oranges from this tree were sold for 20 cents a . dozen, yieUing $11.20. Aid Knapp Memorial Fund. Jackson. The liist answer to the call for contributions from Missis!ppiaiis 6 the fund to estab.ish a farm and eoim try life school in Nashville, Tenn.j as memorial to Dr. Seaman A. Knapp, and as a direct result of exercises held throughout the state by the schools was a check for $10 received by State Super intendent of Education J. N. Powers from Prof. J. C. Fant of the Uuiversity of Mississippi. Several hundred dollars have been contributed by people in thi state to the .fund. War on Boll Weevil. Ifer'iilian. Tn fninrtl fifn'nst ihm mn proach of the boll weevil, merchants ir this territorv are burvuiff eailv maturint cotton seed to sell in this district ftw the coming season. Former Sheriff a Convict. Jackson. A. P. Msjness, the Grenada county man whoe case in the supremr court, to which he had appealed from conviction of the murder of George Oil ion, in January, 1912, was reverst d, owing to grave errors in the proce-iurf at- hUr trial, i remitted to be taki; mitli's phno" hictii!v. Mmo is tin b-r ih-ath sentence ami rep:!N are tht he has bor;ie r.p well und.-r the or.leal Tins man was um- sV-iT o! Web-ie; eom?!v and is a nu.i of ccr.,-.': at e VIOLATED 5HERLIAN AHTI-TRUST LAV CHAS. 8. MELLEN, E. J. CHAMBER LAIN AND A. W. SMITHERS WILL FACE TRIAL. SEVEN OVERT ACTS ALLEGED Grand Trunk of Canada and N. YM N. H..4 H. Said To Have i Combined Illegally. New York. Charles S. Mellen, pres ident of the New York, New Haven' and Hartford railroad; E. J. Chamber lain, president of the Grand Trunk railroad of Canada, and Alfred W. Smithers, chairman of the Grand Trunk board of directors, were in dicted by the federal v grand jury, charged with violating the Sherman anti-trust law in the alleged monopoly agreement between the two roaua. The adictment8 aver Mellen, Chamberlain and Smithers were en gaged August 31, 1912, in an unlaw-' ful combination to prevent the com pletion of certaiii extensions on the Grand Trunk railroad entering New England, " It is also charged they conspired to prevent the operation of steamships between Providence and New York and transportation of persons and property in interstate and foreign commerce over these lines of rail roads and steamships. Seven overt acts are alleged by the ants met in New York on August 5, 1912, and discussed a memorandum previously exchanged between Cham- berlain and Mellen, which provided that the Grand Trunk should sell to the New Haven system all its Interest in, the Central of Vermont and Its subsidiaries, which would Include all the- proposed extensions into New England . The second overt act alleged em brace a charge that Chamber'Ain wrote to Vice President J. E., Daly rymple, of the Grand Trunk, saying that he and Smithers had had a satis factory . interview Jth M".Uenv..,sl4 lt "was agreed "tuft Cdyrymple and Benjamin Campbell, of the New Hav en, should meet quiettly in Mellen's office, and discus new divisions of New England's business. The third overt act allege the de fendants held other meetings in New York city on September 20, of this year; the fourth that they hel an other meeting in New York city on October 11; the fifth that at this last mentioned meeting Mellen gave to the co-defendants a memorandum of the agreement providing, among other things, that the Grand Trunk Is to retain ' the Central of Vermont nd the exictlng controlling line and to continue its business as at present. The sixth act alleged 1b that Mellen caused the withdrawal of a petition previously filed by his directors with the public service commission of New Hampshire asking authority to extend one of the New Haven's lines parallel ing and competing with a portion ot the Vermont Central railroad. The next allegation claims in 1912 Chamberlain caused the work of con structing a line from Palmer, Maas., -to Providence,. R. I., to be abandoned. None of the defendants were repre sented In court when the Indictment were handed down, but counsel for the government said all three would sur render themselves within a few day, notwithstanding Mr. Smither's head quarters are in London and those , of "ALTON HUMMER" HELD UP. Railroad and Express Officials Claim That Very Little Booty Was Secured. Springfield, ,11!. Tbe "Alton Hum mer," fast passenger train south bound, on the Chicago & Alton rail road, was held up by four masked"men near lies station, four miles south of here. The robbers detached the engine and express car, and compelled the encineer to run two miles down the track, where they used dynamite In an attempt to blow open the safes In the express car. According to railroad and express officials the robbers obtained very lit tle of value, although, it is said, the safes contained a large sura of money and much jewelry. None of the passx-ngers on the trau were disturbed. SICKLES' CHECK WAS FOR $5000. Albany, N. Y Attorney General Carmody turned over to the state comptroller a $."Wo certified check as part payment for the J2S.000 unac counted for Gen. 1',-niiol K. Sickles, gs chairman of the New York monument com mission. Th heck was sitm-d by Mr. Sickles. Vnder an tr.tr. n-f-r,t made by the- nnornev jrenoroi's if e a-'il F:nt.-ti F:- V, s. -m of t-rr-1 i-! ' ' --s tlie l..-.t;-n.-p of the rnonev . mod f.ir is to be 5 ? j in ,-, t' t e-. h.