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BRIEFS BY CABLE, WIRE, WIRELESS Great Events That Are Chang ing the World’s Destiny Told in Paragraphs. ITEMS TO INTEREST ALL Short Chronicle of Past Occurrences Throughout the Union and Our Colonies—News From Europe That Will Interest. WASHINGTON Naval bill reported to senate carries $294,235,000. Administration likely to move soon to end coal strike. Harding told of plans for spending $500,000 in Republican congressional campaign. Philippine independence agents here say to deny Filipino independence on ground that four-power treaty is argu ment against It would be to “double cross” Filipino people. Senate reduces rates on cutlery in tariff bill. F. B. Wells of Minneapolis tells House Agriculture Committee grain futures bill gives too much authority to secretary of agriculture. The Administration Committee of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce in a message to President Harding urged the reappointment of W. P. G. Hard ing as governor of the Federal Re serve Board. Harding in special message to senate supports acts of cabinet members in leasing oil reserve lands. State department holds tariff is do mestic question and not subject for dis cussion by diplomatic representatives. Soldiers’ bonus bill gets before sen ate at last. Senator McCumber says interest on British loan will more than defray expenses for first year and that additional taxes will not be necessary for three years. j WATIQN S BUSINESS J Coronada Coal Company gets per mission to plead before Supreme Court for reargument of case against miners’ union next fall; meanwhile miners’ union SBOO,OOO bund is tied up. Senators near President Harding may make decisive move to end coal strike if It is not settled within thirty, days; apprehension over coal shortage next fall growing. Senate abandons night sessions on tariff bill. Julius H. Barnes, president of the United States Chamber of Commerce, declared that business interests ur gently require passage of the ship subsidy bill. - ' William C. Durant bought the Willys Corporation automobile plant I at Elizabeth, N. J., for $5,525,00U at i forced auction. The plant is valued : at about $10,000,000. Fourth largest crop of winter wheat i ever grown forecast. 1 Bethlehem and Lackawanna steel 1 companies deny merger will restrain trade. " Larger indicated crop yields, due i principally to splendid growing condl- ] tions thus far this season, promise 1 more abundant production this year than harvested in 1921, despite smaller 1 acreages, especially in wheat and oats, i Secretary Hoover assails Chicago re- 1 taiiers for boosting prices unjustifia- i bly. i | GENERAL | Mississippi Valley waterway suggest ed instead of St. Lawrence canal. Eight thousand quarts of liquor seiz ed in raid on United States naval transport Sirius at New York. . i Building trades department of the American Federation of Labor fiatly rejects Uompers peace proposals. A storm of battering hail and rain ■ that fell in sheets, accompanied by a twenty-four degree drop in tempera- ■ ture and a gale that attained a velocity of eighty-eight miles an hour, swept sver New York, causing immense prop erty damage and great loss of life throughout the metropolitan district. J. P Morgan says American partici pation in German loan is impossible without unanimity of allies and the re establishment of German credit. Wage reductions of 355,000 railroad employees to be announced this week Will add $40,000,000 to the $110,000,000 cut from the annual payrolls recently. The chiefs of the Republican or ganization in Pennsylvania elected W. Harry Baker to the chairmanship of the Republican State Committee by a majority of forty-nine votes over Gen. Asher Miner, the choice of Gifford Pin chot, nominee for governor. Thirty-four social revolutiotists are being tried in Moscow for plotting against Reds. President Harding dedicated Prince ton’s battle monument and is made honorary Doctor of Laws. Wages of 350,000 more railroad workers to be reduced by labor board. Union College zoologist succeeds in changing sex of unborn insects by means of X-ray. Railroad brotherhood executives seek legal advice it bearing of Coro nado case decision on unions in event of transportation strike; Gompers again denounces court. Federal -reserve system’s latio drops 4 per cent. Enforcement agents want complain ing New York hotel men to suggest methods to prevent restaurant liquor sales. v American Cotton Exchange, New York, convicted of bucketing, fined $5,- 000. One hour and 23 minutes before the time he was scheduled to go to the elec tric chair at Sing Sing (N. Y.) prison Angelo Tumbereilo, eighteen, who mur dered Louis Balsano in Brooklyn a year j ago, received a two weeks’ reprieve ! Cram Governor Miller. She Ihritife (Scorncs Sttffuifef. Edison issues another questionnaire; knowledge of poker and night life re quired In this one. Moral risk to be weighed in writing Insurance policies as business failures increase fires. Columbia and New York University disclaim anti-Jew tendencies. Attorney General Daugherty as sailed in both senate and house. Durant buys Willys Corporation plant at Elizabeth, N. J. Three reports recommending legis lation to develop MuScle Shoals filed in house. Retail coal dealers, replying to Sec retary Hoover’s criticism, say Secre tary is evading the issue; Hoover again insinuates they decline to co operate. Official announcement was made at Belfast that British troops have occu pied Belleek, in the southwestern part of Ulster province. An international loan to Germany has been abandoned by the committee of bankers, and they y are meeting in Paris to agree on their report. Building trades international presi dent proposes taking power of calling strikes from locals and resting it with central national body. The marriage of King Alexander of Jugo-Slavla and Princess Marie, daugh ter of King Ferdinand and Queen Ma rie of Roumanla, took place in Bel grade. Marie Is the first queen to reign in Belgrade in nearly 20 years. SPORTING New York women golfers win the Griscora cup, 9 to 6. Dr. George A. King wins eastern New York tennis title. Frank Anderson defeats Leonard Beekman in the tennis final at Orange. Seiichlro Kashio defeats Fred An derson for the Brooklyn tennis cham pionship. The big Jockey Club race at Chantil ly track, carrying a prize of 150,000 francs and known as the French Der by, was won by Ramus, paying 5 to 1. A crowd of 30,000 frenzied racing fans saw Pillory, owned by R. T. Wil son, Jr., defeat the much touted Snob II in the $50,000 Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park racetrack. For his per formance over the mile and three fur longs route Pillory earned for his own er $39,200, bringing the total of his winnings for the year to $91,200. Eddie Collins looks to be just as fast as ever. Of course he isn't, but lie’s a pretty sweet ball player Just the same. Columbia University drew the “rab bit’s foot” course for the premier var sity regatta at Poughkeepsie, June 26, in which four eastern, one southern and one far western crews will race over a distance of three miles for this year’s intercollegiate rowing champion ship. • - Georges Carpentler, according to London Sporting Life, has verbally agreed to a return match with Joe Beckett, the English heavyweight, whom Carpentler knocked out in a fight in London two years ago, and will sign a contract soon. If the arrange ments go through, the newspaper says, the fight will be staged in London in October. After trailing Princeton throughout the game, Boston College rallied in the ninth inning and won by a score of 3 to 1 on University Field at Princeton. Joe Lynch, former bantamweight champion, will have a chance to win back his honors in a 15 round decision tight with Champion Johnny Buff in the New York Velodrome on July 1. Amsterdam was confirmed as the site for the 1923 Olympic games by the International Olympic Committee at Paris. Official announcement that England will send a polo team to New York this summer to compete In the United States National Open Championship and other tournaments was made by the Polo Association. | FOREIGN | The Belgian government has ordered a special medal struck at Brussels for Secretary Hoover. British reject French proposal that allies deliver ultimatum to Russia when Hague conference convenes. French and German pacifists at Ber lin meeting demand better understand ing between those countries. Admiral Baron Kato accepts pre miership of Japan, assuring Washing ton conference agreements will be car ried out fully. Semi official Temps assails bunkers’ conference on German loan as com plete failure. Observers forecas. Irish republicans will win one-third of seats in Parlia ment. International bvnktrs considering German finance draw up statement of views and prepare to adjourn without proposing loan. State Department considers Inci dent involving Ambassador Ricci of Italy in alleged attempt to influence legislation is closed. British troops will hold Free State territory, taken In action against Sinn Feiners on the Ulster border, until danger to Ulster is removed, the Colonial office announced. Soviet commissar of naval affairs or dered the Russian navy reorganize un der the direction of German officers. German government invites United States to designate American citizen as third member of joint commission to adjudicate war claims between Unit ed States and Germany. Twenty-one American women and girls presented at British court. Appalling incidents of cannibalism related by American relief worker re turning from Russia. Eight American sailors from gunboat New Orleans drowned in Siberian wa ters. The treaties and agreements signed at the Washington Arms Conference, to which Japan was a party, will not be affected by the cabinet crisis, it was decided by the privy council. French scientists fail to indorse Ca mille Flammarlon’s views on spiritism. France’s refusal to join in proposal for reparations reduction confuses bunkers who are working out German loan proposal. Tchitcherin declares Russia will not recede from position taken at Genoa I on questions of international relations. Mine. Walska's friends say she, not i a. S. Cochran, obtained Paris divorce. FATAL STORMS IN NEWYORK VICINITY Wild Panic in Pleasure Park and Rescues Hampered by Dark ness and Deluge of Rain. MILLIONS LOST IN STATE Ferris Wheel Smash at Clason Point Came as Deluge Broke—Victims Found in Debris—City Island Crownings Furnish Big Toll. New York. Uprooted and blown high into the air by the most terrific wind ever known in this part of the world, big trees on their fall to earth.. Sunday afternoon killed six persons. The list of deal in and near New York city was increased to a total of ap proximately fifty by the storm and by contract with live wires and by other causes directly due to the storm. Trees plunged through house and crushed automobiles like beetles. For a period of about twelve min utes, beginning at 5:30 o’clock, the wind achieved a fury previously un known in this region, blowing down thousands of trees and overturning hundreds of small boats. The heaviest loss of life was at City Island, where probably thirty were drowned. A linden 100 feet high, lifted from the ground by a sudden blast in the midst of what a minute earlier had been a pleasant afternoon, crashed through the roof of the Red Lion Inn, Mamaroneck, at 5:30 o'clock, killing a young woman and her daughter, who were at dinner, and Injuring five of the other seventeen diners. Another wind-driven tree killed a mother and infant on their own door step at New Rochele. Another killed a man in his automobile on Long Is land. Roads and streets were littered with live wires, which killed others. Two Long Island trains and several local trains in New Jersey were stop ped by trees across their paths. Thou sands of passengers on suburban trol ley lines were stalled for hours when trees were blown across the rails. Trees were uprooted by thousands In most sections of Long Island and New Jersey and hurled about by gusts of titanic power, as feather dusters would be whirled along In an ordinary gale. Roofs of houses were rammed through and barns and small houses smashed to kindling under the pound ing of trees. The storm, which was like a western tornado in spots, followed a broad but irregular track, missing some sections and hitting others with concentrated violence. Streets were roped off by the police in Paterson because of the live wires strewn along the streets. Death-bearing wires caused two deaths in Newark and kept hundreds of po lice guarding the public at other points where trees, power wires and poles were heaped up. The dead at the Red Lion Inn on the Boston Post road are Mrs. Adam Wranna, twenty-six years old, of 95 India strebt, Brooklyn, and her daugh ter Roslyn, seven years old. Thirty-two persons are known to have been killed in drownlngs, by falling trees, by the collapse of a Fer ris wheel at a Bronx amusement park and in other accidents directly due to the storm. At least fifty people were hurt, and the police believe that when full reports have been received from the suburban district the number of both the dead and the injured will be increased. Six of the dead were crushed be neath a mass of twisted steel girders and heavy timbers when the Ferris wheel at the Clason Point Amusement Park at Sound View avenue, Clason Point, the Bronx, collapsed at the height of the storm. Twenty-five oth ers were dragged from the pile of debris by rescuers, who dug into the wreckage in the face of a high wind and a blinding, driving rain. Eleven of these were so badly hurt that they were sent to hospitals. The thousands of persons at the resort were thrown into a panic, which was quelled only by the arrival of more than 200 police men from the Bronx police stations, Albany.—Two deaths and property damage running into millions of dol lars resulted from a series of electrical storms In northern and central New York. Flood conditions prevail along portions of the Mohawk Valley and westward through Oneida and Syra cuse. The property loss at Syracuse was placed at $1,000,000, and it was be lieved that the city of Oneida was damaged to the extent of $500,000. The residential and business sections of Syracuse were from six inches to a foot under water, and the tunnel under the Erie canal, through which the New York Central trains pass, was flooded. New York Central train No. 59, the Western New York Express, was trap ped by the flood near Syracuse. The 200 passengers were rescued by train men and firemen from Syracuse NO HAGUE CHAMPAGNE PARTY Dutch Government Is Urged to Avoid Ostentation of Genoa. The Hague.—“ Unless we are mis taken,’’ says The Hague Post, “our government will do its best to make the approaching conference a work meeting and not a champagne party. Let us avoid falling into the error ot the Paris and Genoa conferences of figuratively beginning with a flourish of champagne and ending with a head ache.” It Is expected this will be an epoch making conference. DENY BARRING OF NEGROES Tulsa, Okla., Officials Explain Pro posed City Ordinance. Tulsa, Okla. —No order will be issued by the Tulsa police department pro hibiting negroes or any other race from being employed in hotels and rooming houses, according to a statement is sued by H. W. Kiskaddon. police com missioner, and Bees Morgan, chief of police. Records as to integrity and morality alone will govern th selec tion of suitable Hotel employees, the statement said. AND SOUTHERN MARYLAND ADVERTISER. UPPER MARLBOROUGH MD., FRIDAY JUNE 23. 1922. WILLIAM A. EITHER r Faces Very Grave \ Charges in Chicago. William A. Either, attorney for the school board of Chicago, has been involved in charges growing out of alleged graft in the purchase of property for school use. WARißlifiN^ WILL BE IN SECRET Secretary Mellon Says Negotia tions Will Not Be Pub licly Conducted. Washington.—Negotiations by the Treasury and State Departments for j refunding the allied debt to the United i States will be conducted in secret and j no announcements or statements will i be made public. Secretary of the Treasury Mellon stated that proceed ings for the refunding of this indebted ness, aggregating $11,000,000,000, would not be “conducted through the news papers.” It was stated that responses have been received from two governments stating their financial status and a basis upon which they are prepared to begin negotiations with the funding commission for the conversion of the “I O U’s” which the American govern ment now holds into long term and possibly convertible securities. It is known, however, that these responses were from two of the smaller govern ments whose obligations to the United States do not amount to very much. Great Britain has not responded di rectly to the general note sent out in viting debtor countries to submit prob able terms or a basis for negotiations, but has informed the State Depart ment that the British government is prepared to go ahead on refunding ne gotiations. It frequently has been stated by the treasury that the British loans, which are the largest, will be re funded first. Secretary Mellon and other officials concerned have no expectation of a definite funding settlement for proba bly several months. Great Britain has announced payment will be made to the United States of $200,000,000 in Interest due September 15, but this has been carried in the budget for the fiscal year 1923, and in effect spent, so it will not In any measure meet the financial burdens and the domestic re funding problems the treasury faces. WORLD’S NEWS IN CONDENSED FORM ROME.—The Italian chamber voted confidence iu Premier Fucta’s Genoa policy by 209 to 67. PARIS.—If the Bankers’ Council re duces Germany’s war debt, France will be correspondingly unable to pay what she owes the United States, it was semi-officially announced by a person of high authority. TOKIO. Admiral Baron Kato ac cepted the Premiership. His non-party cabinet comes Into power with the avowed intention of carrying out the agreements of the Washington confer ence in spirit an to the letter at all hazards. CHICAGO.—R. C. Wheelock, of Zion, 111., and his bride of two weeks were killed and the pilot was injured when an airplane fell 300 feet. According to the pilot, John Metzger, the controls jammed, causing the machine to be come unmanagable. MEXICO. President Obregon has ordered the suspension of the coinage of silver In order to forestall the dis counting of silver money in favor of gold. Tills action was taken after newspapers disclosed that the mint had placed in circulation during the past month more than 4,250,0UU silver pesos. PARlS.—France considers it useless ! to participate in The Hague confer ence with the Russians as long as the latter maintain their present attitude. BETHEL, VT.—Miss Marjorie Hul bird, daughter of former Lieut. Gov. Hulbird of Vermont, and Mrs. Arthur Mercer, both of Hyde i’ark, were killed when an automobile went over an em bankment. SALT LAGE CITY, UTAH.—Nick Oblizalo was executed by shooting at the Utah state prison for the murder of Marco Laus, whom he robbed of sl,- 200 in 1919. Steve Maslich, OblizalO’s companion, was executed January 20. j CINCINNATI. Leaders of the 11,200,000 railway workers, many of whom have already received wage cuts from the Railroad Labor Board, will appeal to President Harding in an ef fort to stave off further reductions in their pay. CHICAGO. —Towns of the Fox River valley armed to combat invasion. Mil lions of 17 year locusts have come down upon the valley in a huge swarm, moving toward Chicago. BELGRADE. King Alexander of Jugo-Slavia and Princess Marie of Roumania are married at gorgeous cer emony. iHARDING UNVEILS WAR MONUMENT President Pays Tribute to Wash ington’s Strategy in Tren ton-Princeton Campaign. MADE DOCTOR OF LAWS Puts Faith in Colleges—Recounts Patriotism of Students of Revolu tionary Days—Undergraduates Cheer the New Doctor. Princeton, N J.—Military pomp and the simplicity of an American college town having a good time were blended at Princeton, where President Harding was the central figure of two cere monial occasions. Early In the after noon in the center of a tiny park at the foot of Nassau street, the Presi dent dedicated the Princeton battle, monument. Later, on the steps of Nas sau Hall, be received from Princeton University the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws. The day’s happenings served to pre sent to the throngs which followed his movements several distinct character istics of the President At the dedica tion of MacMonnles’s statue of George Washington, he was the fervid patriot. Passing between double ranks of stu dents during his progress toward and away from the tree-sbadowed steps of the famous Old North, he was tl)e‘ genial though dignified man of large affairs, presenting himself to the people whose interests he serves In his flow ing robes of silk with the gorgeous hood of gold and purple velvet around his shoulders, he stood In the shadow of the ancient building which, In its earlier days, was the very barracks from which Washington’s tattered ar | mles drove the British soldiers he was j the eloquent orafor speaking resonant j words of inspiration to the new genera tion of men; and finally, as he grinned broadly while the grouped classmen took up the staccato periods of the Tiger yell, lie became Just a good fellow among good fellows—one of the boys. The rounded periods of his two ad dresses were inspiring, certainly; but that wide “Hello, gang!” smile won him a heap of friends. The President spent Thursday night at the home of Senator Frelingbuysen at Bound Brook. He made the trip co Princeton by automobile with Ids par- I ty, which besides Mrs. Harding, in cluded Senators Edge and Frelinghuy sen and Speaker Gillett of the House of Representatives. The state of New Jersey was represented at both cere monies by Governor Edwards. There was plenty of color in the scene. The blue tunics and olive drab breeches of New Jersey State Troopers, who policed the route of the President’s party, contrasted sharply with the fur topped busbies, the glittering sabres and brilliant gold-trimmed sky blue tunics of the Old Guard, who, afoot and on horseback, paraded in advance of the presidential party. The cus tomary 21 gun salute greeted the President as he arrived in Princeton at noon. An invocation delivered by the Bight Rev. Paul Matthews, bishop of New Jersey, preceded the unveiling of the battle monument. Tlie project for such a memorial has been under way for nearly a century and a half, for It was the Continental Conress which In 1783 voted to estab lish a memorial to General Washing ton’s heroic command at the Battle of Princeton. No further action was taken until 1893, and after 20 years, during which various available sites were discussed, the present site was finally chosen, and work was begun on the monument itself In 1912. The work is in bronze, with General Washington as the central figure, mounted on horseback Surrounding the heroic Washington figure Is a group of his soldiers in the famous uniform of the Continental Army. The whole Is mounted on a pedestal of granite. Bayard Stockton, 3d, pulled the silken cord which released the folds of the huge national banner in which the statue was draped, while a band played “The Star-Spangled Banner.” The Sons of the Revolution laid a silken flag at the foot of the monument and Mr. MacMonnles formally present ed his work to the state of New Jersey, on whose behalf it was formally ac cepted by Mr Stockton. REMARKABLE PEACE RALLY “Never Again War," Frenchmen Say to 2,000 in the Reichstag. Berlin. —The floor of the Reichstag was the scene of a historic occasion, when prominent Frenchmen, seeking an understanding between Franco and Germany, addressed more than 2,000 persons assembled for the same pur pose. The main theme of the speakers was “never again war” and the sentiment was loudly cheered whenever It was uttered. MUST WE SWAT THE BEE? Oregon’s Alcoholic Honey Creates New Source of Woe for Drys, Astoria, Ore. —Bee bootlejgtrs that manufactured alcohol flavored are the latest violators of the Volstead act in Clatsop county. Country Agricuil ml A gt ; Mc- Mindes asserts that since so many stills have been operated in the county quantities of fermented r ash have been dumped in isol ited spots and be feed on the mash as a result the con tents of hives are highly flavored. YOU SHOULD HAVE $48.78 That Is Each Person’s Proper Share of Money in Circulation. Washington.—Have you $48.78? If you haven’t you have not got your proper share of the money that was in circulation on June 1, according to a statement made public by the Treas ury Department. This statement shows that on June 1 there was $5,- 346,832,497 in circulation. Based on the population of continental United States and estimated at 109,605,090, >- every one should have $48.78 each. : JMISS AGNES DOHONEY j: Pretty Coast Girl Popu -1 lar at Conventions. 'V " | Here is Miss Agnes Dohoney, who holds the title of “San Francisco’s Convention Girl.” She was ad judged one of the prettiest girl hos tesses at the Democratic national convention in 1920; was presented with a gold delegate’s badge by the Illinois delegation as the prettiest blonde at the Knights of Columbus supreme convention in 1921, and will be a prominent member of the re ception committee for the second annual convention of the Disabled American World War Veterans, to take place in San Francisco June 26-30, 1922. PRESIIS^ ON SHIP SUBSIDY Harding Tells Republican Lead* er Mondell Bill Must Be Passed This Session. Washington. President Harding once more repeated to house Repub lican Leader Mondell that the ship sub sidy bill must be passed at the present session. Representative Mondell, who has been vigorously opposed to action un til after the November election, urged this course upon Mr. Harding, but he would not hear of it. The President made it plain that if the present session should be ad journed with action on the subsidy bill he wiU call an extx-a session im mediately. There is no mistaking the Presi dent’s position at the Capitol as the result of the conference. He is more in earnest and more insistent about the passage of tills measure than prob ably any matter that has come up dur ing his inauguration. Mr. Harding had stated previously to Congress leaders-that he would call an extra session unless the shipping bill is disposed of, but there was an inclination on the part of house Re publicans to dobt that he would take such an extreme course if he could be made to believe that there was a strong objection among party chiefs to action before election. Leader Mondell is understood to have told the President that even though the measure is passed by the house, it cannot get by the senate at tlie present session. I LATEST EVENTS AT WASHINGTON | Opponents of bonus say canvass ro veals sufficient strength to uphold Harding if he vetoes bill. Resignations in President Zayas’s Cabinet in crisis in Cuban financial trouble no surprise to officials here; Washington hopes intervention will not be necessary. Although Congress is not expected to adjourn until early autumn, house members are figuring on getting through with their work far in ad vance of that time, so they can get away from hot Washington and more important to them, look after political affairs at home. Whether American industries are in serious danger from German com petition becomes one of chief ques tions at issue in the senate tariff debate. Representative John Kissell, New York, started what he said would be a “vigorous campaign" in behalf of his bill enthroning the daisy as the national flower of the United States. House leaders planning to report Ad ministration ship subsidy bill within ten days; Underwood and Pomerene, Democratic Senators, are for the bill At call of Fred Upham, treasurer of Republican National Committee, leading Republicans from many cit ies agree to raise $500,000 to be used exclusively in promoting campaign for re-election of a Republican Con gress. Wrigley, to have charge of fund raising in Chicago, gives $25,- 000. State Department authorizes an nouncement that no international in cident will be created over Italian Ambassador Ricci’s speeches on tar. iff and other domestic affairs; Ricci, off soon for vacation, not expected to return. Senators in discussing coal strike urge government seizure and operation of mines to supply people with fuel. President Harding, in letter to senate accompanying Secretary Fall’s re port on laval oil leases, completely indorses policy of turning of naval reserves over to private interests; assumes full responsibility for the action. High government officials take issue with Ambassador Ricci of Italy that tariff is an international question; say it is essentially domestic. Ricci * going home on leave; report that ho may not return. IMPORTANT NEWS QUICKLY TOLD Happenings In Various Sections of Old Maryland NEWS ITEMS FOR OUR READERS Hagerstown. Miss Vesta Long, aged 76 years, died at her home near this city, after an illness of a few weeks. She was born at Smlthburg, this county, and was a member of the Lutheran church of that place. Her survivors are a niece and two nephews. Hagerstown. Twenty thousand game fish, principally bass, were placed In the Conococheague creek, in this county, by Deputy Game Warden Albert Crampton. The fish came from the State fish hatcheries and were sent here at the request of the Washington County Fish and Game Association. Hyattsville.—The town of Hyatts ville has decided to take over the local public library and to set aside about $350 a year for its maintenance. The money will be raised by a tax of 3 cents on each SIOO of assessable prop erty in the town, but will mean no in crease In the tax rate. Pocomoke City.—News reached here this week of an automobile accident In Baltimore, in which Miss Sadie Hay man, daughter of Mrs. Millard Hay man, formerly of this city now resid ing in Baltimore, was injured. Miss Hayman sustained a broken thigh bone and arm and was badly cut and •bruised. Denton. The Commissioners, of Caroline county have appointed Sheriff William C. Andrew a special officer to issue dog licenses and tags and to en force the law. The Sheriff has given notice that he will sit at Marydel, Henderson, Goldsboro, Greensboro, Denton, Preston, Federalsburg, Hills boro, Ridgely and American Corner during June for the purpose of issuing and collecting the taxes. Frederick. —Mayor B. C. Shafer was renominated for Mayor of Brunswick at a recent citizens’ meeting. The bi annual election of the town will be held In August, and U Is one of the few municipal elections in this county that do not tolerate political dicker ing. Under the administration of Mayor Shafer a progressive street building program has been put into effect. Elllcott City.—The Maryland Agri cultural Experiment Station, in co-op eration with the Howard County Farm Agent, will hold a field meeting on the experimental plots at Doughoregan Manor June 17 at 2:30 P. M. Variety tests have been conducted on these plots for some years, and now the sta tion is in position to give out some valuable information to the farmers of Howard county. AM farmers are urged to attend this meeting. Hagerstown. Over 700 striking shopmen and maintenance of way em ployees of the Western Maryland Rail road and their families marched in a street parade here Saturday night. The procession was headed by the ‘railway employees band and thousands of peo ple lined the streets. A huge banner with the words “Former Employees of the Western Maryland Railroad Com pany” was carried in front of the pa rade. Salisbury.—Attempting to cross the New York, Philadelphia and Norfolk Railroad tracks at the last Locust street crossing in this city, Mrs. Mary Phippin, aged 55, was struck by the locomotive of a northbound slow freight and instantly killed. One leg and arm were completely severed from her body. As far as the authorities have been able.to ascertain. no one but members of the train crew saw the ac cident. Hagerstown.—The culmination of a contest, continued for more than a year over money matters, came Friday morning when Harry Reese, aged 35, after failing to hit his common-law wife, May Reese, aged 33, with three bullets, turned his revolver on himself and sent a bullet into his head, at their home. Reese is at the Washington County Hospital here and is not ex pected to live. Neighbors, aroused by shots, called the police and Lieutenant Williams hurried to the scene. Upon his arrival he rushed the wounded man to the hospital. The bullet en tered the top of his head and lodged somewhere near the base of the skull. , Reese’s father, James Reese, was killed in Ohamibersburg 10 days ago while driving a bread wagon. Frostburg.—The body of a man i found beside the Cumberland and i Pennsylvania Railroad tracks here was identified by his son as that of Charles Jacob Smith, aged 55, a West ern Maryland Railway yard conductor, who came here from his home in Cum berland to participate In the parade of the Maryland State Firemen’s Associa tion. Mr. Smith was a member of Cumberland Hose Company, No. 1. Coroner Flnan conducted an investiga tion and decided that he had wan- 1 dered over the roof of the tunnel and < had fallen 40 feet to the tracks, frac- ' luring his skull. His coat and fire- i men’s cap were found 100 feet from < tlie spot where he is supposed to have i fallen. There is reason to suspect that ' he was robbed while asleep and that when he awoke he wandered about, falling over ihe tunnel portal. Frederick. —It was intimated by the County Commissioner® that in all prob ability the tax rate for the county would be raised with the next annual levy. The rate will be fixed on July 1, and the Commissioners are now tab ulating the taxable property, in prep aration for the fixing of the levy. The 1 various departments, including the board of education, are preparing their budgets, which will be submitted to the Commissioners. As to just what the amount of the Increase will be Is not known, but It is intimated that it will he subUuktial. NO. 24. STATE } CAPITAL I Board To Report Conditions At Cut. Annapolis.— Governor Albert Ritchie announced* that he would not put the members ot the State Board of Prison*Control on trial as demanded by Eugene O’Dunne, but would have the management of the House of Correction investigated by a commission named by him. The members of the commission | are: Former Judge N. Charles Burke. y Howard C. Hill, Executive Secretary of the Prisoners’ Aid Society. Leon C. Faulkner, Superintendent ot the Maryland Training School for Boys. Brother Paul of St. Mary’s Industrial Training School. Arthur L. Mass, of the Big Brothers' League. Dr. Francis Lee Dunham. Mrs. William J. Brown, of Walbrook. The Governor received a call from Dr. J. Hubert Wade, treasurer of the Board of Prison Control, and who has been specifically mentioned in the O’Dunne charges and who it is alleged received an automobile as a gift from Samuel Lelbow'tz, whose firm engaged in selling supplies to the House of Cor rection. - The Governor said that Dr. Wade told him that he would prepare a writ ten statement of hia connection with Mr. Leibowitz and the automobile, transaction and give it to the Execu tive. The Governor said he would make this statement public, and mean while would suspend judgment as to Dr. Wade. Work Of State University. Many alumni returned to their alma mater to participate in “reunion day” exercises, an annual feature of the University of Maryland commence ment. Outstanding features was the final convocation of faculty and students annual meeting of the Alumni Associa tion and the commencement ball. Dr. A. F. Woods, president of the university, was the speaker at the con vocation. Giving what he termed a “bird’s-eye view of the University and the other lines of State work asso ciated with it to make clear their fundamental importance to the welfare of the State,” he said, in part; "The colleges have for many years conducted institutes and special lec ture courses designed to help farmers apply new Information, hut this work entered a new and very much more important phase when the national Congress made special provision for it by passing the Smith-Lever Act. The extension service co-operates with the schools in many ways, especially in the organization and instruction ot boys’ and girls’ clubs. Through these the hoy® and girls become interested in agriculture and rural life." “The work of the experiment station in the testing and improvement of crops adapted to soils and climate and market needs has given results of* great value. The increase In annual returns to the farmers as a result of Work already accomplished is esti mated to be at least 114,000,000 a year.” Preceding the commencemnt ball in the dining hall the annual president’s reception to the faculty, alumni, stu dents and other guests was held. It took place In the grove adjoining the library and was largely attended. As sisting Dr. and Mrs. Woods In receiv ing were the directors, deans and their wives. A telegram was received here advis ing that the University of Maryland’s reserve officers’ training corps unit had been placed, on the list of distin guished colleges by the War Depart ment. Major R. H. Leavitt, professor of military science and tactics, and his staff were kept busy receiving congrat ulations. This is the first time since 1910-11—when Capt. Edgar Conley was commandant—that Maryland has won Its military “place In the sun.” Ritchie Slated To Head State Bar. Governor Albert C. Ritchie has been nominated for president of the Mary land State Bar Association for the coming year. James W. Chapman, Jr., of Baltimore, has been nominated for re-election as secretary, and R. Ben nett Darnall, also of Baltimore, to con tinue as treasurer. Nominations which have been made for vice-president are: Judge Robert F. Duer, of Princes Anne, first circuit; J H. C. Legg, of Centerville, second circuit; W. Worthington Hopkins, of Belair, third circuit; Walter C. Cap pers, of Cumberland, fourth circuit; Judge William H. Thomas, of West minster, fifth circuit: Thomas Daw son, of Rockville, sixth circuit: Clar ence M. Roberts, of Upper Marlboro, seventh circuit, and William H. Sur ratt and Raymond S. Williams, of Bal timore, eighth circuit. State Bar Meeting June 29. It is expected' that the twenty seventh annual meeting of the Mary land State Bar Association, to be held at the Hotel Traymore, Atlantic City, on June 29 and 30 and July 1, will be one of the largest and most successful ever held. Sylvan Hayes LauchheJm er, president of the association, will open the meeting Thursday morning, and the meeting will close with a ban quet on Saturday night, at which the new president will preside. Governor Ritchie has been nominated for presi dent next year. Belair. —The murder case of the State against Lannan W. Winters has been removed from Baltimore County Circuit Court to the Harford County Circuit Court for trial. The record in the case was received by Clerk of the Court Wilson the past week, and Judge Harlan has set Wednesday as the day for the trial. Winters la charged with killing on -April 4 last Ira W. Blucher, a watchman at the Gwynnbrook Dis tillery. near the Reisterstown road, in Baltimore county. A large number ot witnesses have been summoned.