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A DRAGNET FOR WORLD NEWS Flotsam and Jetsam of Life In terest Caught From the Wires and Boiled Down. LATE DOMESTIC INTELLIGENCE Important Happenings In the Forty eight States of the Union—Occur rences at the Capital—Latest Cable Condensations. | WASHINGTON Dyer anti-lynching bill is reported favorably to senate. Government decided to use moral tacce to i Tect settlement ol coal strike in conferences with the miners and operators. The House of Representatives ad journed until August 15, thus giving members opportuity to return to look after their campaigns while the senate still is at work on the tariff. Apparent defeat of Senator McCum ber of North Dakota endangers Old Guard control of the senate, causing agitation in favor of abolition of seni ority rule. Immorality in motion picture indus try vehemently denounced by Senator Myers in speech advocating strict fed eral censorship of movie films. All committee amendments increas ing duty on agricultural products ap proved. ' President Harding practically aban doned all plans for a summer vacation. Three crises demanding immediate ac tion will keep him at his desk. Representative William R. Wood of Indiana unanimously elected chairman of the National Congressional Cam paign Committee to succeed Repre sentative Fess, who will be a candi date for the senate from Ohio. Administration will ask courts to settle miners’ strike. Fess resigns as chairman of the Re publican Congressional Committee. NATION’S BUSINESS Ten per cent cut in freight rates went into effect. International Great Nothern Railway Company, now In receivership, will be gold at auction on July 28. Remington Arms Company plant at Bridgeport, Conn., has been acquired by General Electric Company. Price is said to be more than $3,300,000. Manufacturers see falling off In re tail auto sales in near future. Shipping Board said to have ar ranged increase In pay for officers on passenger vessels. Representative Burke of Pennsyl vania introduced a resolution authoriz ing the President to take over and op erate the coal mines for a year. Administration ship subsidy program characterized by Senator Borah as d “perfectly vicious policy- of relieving a certain class from taxation.” Railroads operating in the northwest show gains in May net. Survey shows New York retail trade continues ahead of last year. American Smelting plans to spend $7,000,000 to develop Mexican coal properties. The government can be run more economically than a private business, according to General Charles G. Dawes, who, as director of the budget, has placed the government on a busi ness basis for the first time In its his tory. | GENERAL | Rabbinical conference votes approv al of ordaining women. Mayor Hylan tells Harding on tele graphed request that New York port authority plan is unconstitutional and unwelcome. Railroad Labor Board abandoned ef fort to prevent walkout when union spokesuian defied board and refused to attend hearing. Washington administration makes plain that it will stand firmly behind Railroad Labor Board and that both men and roads must accept its deci sion. Rail heads say trains will be kept running. Senator Watson of Georgia provok ed a discussion of George Washing ton's position on prohibition by show ing he traded slaves for rum. The senate Commerce Committee de cided to make a favorable report on the bill for the purchase of the Cape Cod Canal by the government. Treasury patronage row revived in petition circulated by Republican mem bers urging President Harding to sup port Assistant Secretary Elmer Dover and appoint A. D. Summer of lowa, a displaced Dover appointeee, to suc ceed Commissioner of Internal Reve nue Blair. Welcome committee to make visitors feel at home in New York. Return to the former owners of all alien property out of every trust not exceeding in value SIO,OOO provided for in a bill introduced today by Repre sentative Winslow of Massachusetts. President Harding has quietly pi geon-holed the scheme to reorganize the executive branch of the govern ment, which included the consolidation of the War and Navy departments, the creation of a department of public wel fare and the transfer of prohibition enforcement to the Department of Jus tice. Ellis Island prepares for horde of immigrants demanding admission in new twelve months’ quota. E. M. Fuller & Company, biggest consolidated stock exchange house, fails; liabilities may reach $1,000,000, assets, $350,000. The house, Washington, adopted the conference report on the 1922 naval bill, accepting the senate increases which put the total appropriation around $289,000,000. Soma minor amendments were adopted and the re port went back to the senate for final action before being sent to the Presi dent. ®hc IPrintc (S tof a c's John L>. Rockefeller, Jr., gives $200,- 000 for American Academy in Rome. President Harding gratified at re sults of White House dinner to dis cuss with agricultural leaders the ship subsidy bill. George L. Oles, elected mayor of Youngstown, 0., on an independent ticket after a sensational campaign, resigned from office after six stormy months of administration. A petition asking for Oles’ removal as mayor was filed with Governor Davis a few days ago. The mayor was charged with Incompetency and accepting graft. William Rockefeller leaves entire es tate, which may reach $500,000,000, to four children Jack Dempsey agrees to battle with Harry Wills for the heavyweight box ing title. Federal Investigation and regulation of the movies urged by Myers (Dem., Mont.). House given permission to adjourn until August 15. Detectives without warrants raid West End avenue apartment, New York, seize large store of liquors. Transit Commission hears Niagara power may soon run New York car lines. Rossi, Sing Sing poet, put to death In chair at sixty-six. Rail shopmen’s warning of strike falls to move roads. SPORTING George B. Secor defeats Rudolf Knepper in Intercollegiate golf tourna ment at Garden City. The upward rush of Cobles Tigers has been the season’s big sensation, due in tlie main part to the fact that Cobb has got 100 per cent out of his material. Manager Gibson, of the Pittsburghs, tendered his resignation and it was im mediately accepted, giving the impres sion that it was at least desired by the Pirate management. After he had departed for his home William B. Mc- Kechnie, the assistant manager, was called In and appointed manager. He takes charge right away. Hagen Is the only native-born golfer that ever won a British crown. Walter J. Travis, who won the amateur tilte at Sandwich in 1904, was born in Aus tralia. Jock Hutchinson, who won the open at St. Andrews last year, was born in Scotland. Hagen, only, of the titlewinners was born In the United States. Following his intimation in his let ter to Alderman Harris of New York that there was no color line or any un written law drawing any such color line In boxing in this state, Governor Miller came out flatfooted and declar ed that he had no objections to a Dempsey-Wills boxing match in this state. Dave Driscoll, matchmaker at Eb betts Field, Brooklyn, in behalf of the Ebbets-McKeever Corporation, visited the State Athletic Commission to file a formal and official offer for the Dempsey-Wills contest to be staged at Ebbets Field next October. Wid Conroy, one time Yankee, Is a busy man on the coaching lines for the Phillies. Wid has changed very little solce he played on the New York hill top. Princeton's golfers easily won the intercollegiate team championship in the final thirty-six holes at the Gar den City Golf Club with a gross score of 1,305 for the quartet’s seventy-two holes. 'Yale was beaten by thirty-six strokes. At La Boule, France, Aubrey Boom er won the French open golf champion ship with 286 for 72 holes. Robert T. Jones, young golf star of Atlanta, Ga., plans to enter Harvard this fall. The Britton-Leonard bout has the New York experts up In the air. They figure that there was something wrong somewhere, but can’t put their fingers on the right spot. FOREIGN I French apd Germans cla~’i with casualties In Upper Silesia. Republican armed revolt apparently nearing its end all over south Ireland. The Irish rebellion was crushed when Rory O’Connor and his entire army capitulated at Dublin, iiefor; the surrender the Four Courts building was mysteriously blown up. Possibility of a union of Germany i ' and Austria was discussed in Lo .don I by Premier Lloyd George and Foreign Minister Schanzer of Italy. Frazier takes the lead over McCum ber in tabulation of North Dakota primary vote. Russian delegates at The Hague de mand $1,612,000,000 in credits from western powers. All Americans captured by Mexican bandits now reported free; Bielr.ski’s i i friends deny assertion in Mexican i press that he framed his own abduc tion. i Max Warburg, brother of Felix and • Paul Warburg, New York bankers, • was marked down for assassination • by an organization, which was un i earthed by secret police at Hamburg. ■ The list of intended victims or the ■ murder league Included the most prom inent Germans-Jews. s Irish Free State troops capture main parts of besieged Four Courts building, I call on rebels to surrender. t Six more Americans reported seized 1 by Mexican bandits. Blelaskl, free, tells of escape from bandits. Eighty German monarchists rounded . up by Prussian police in hunt for as . sassins of Rathenau. i Bolshevik! at The Hague insist they s will not restore private property to its - original owners. i Taft tells British Press Club that - racial prejudice is one of world's greatest dangers. f “Russia will recognize and attempt i to pay her pre-war debts, provided the | amounts claimed and the terms are t fixed reasonably,” M. Sopoknikoff, of i, the soviet delegation, declared is an i, interview. The police announce that the slayers e of Dr. Walter Rathenau, German for -1 eign minister, were Ernest Werner s Techow, Berlin, Fischer, alias Vogel, a a Saxon, and Knaner, alias Koener or r Kern, of Mecklenburg. The car used :- in the murder has been found. 1 A diplomatic pouch which a Japan i- ese courier was taking to Paris from 1 Washington disappeared during trip. AND SOUTHERN MARYLAND ADVERTISER- RAIL TRAFFIC SLOWED UP Reports as to Men Out Conflict, Unions Claiming 100% Tie-Up on 128 of 201 Big Roads. WATCH MAINTENANCE MEN Lines Using Outside Men—Many Ap plicants for Jobs—New York Rail way Employment Agencies Are Swamped With Applications. Chicago.—Railway executives, union leaders and the United States Railroad Labor Board marked lime in the coun- j try-wide strike of shopmen, while train service continued uninterrupted by Saturday’s walkout. B. M. Jewell, head of the shopmen, who ignored the orders of the Labor Board to appear before it and explain his strike action, spent the day at union headquarters receiving reports from ail sections of the country. While he refused to give any figures, he asserted that the walkout was “practically 100 per cent.” Railway executives, however, claim ed that probably less than 90 per cent of the 401,000 repairmen had joined the walkout. Because of the Sunday holiday they said that they had been unable to make a complete survey of their shopmen, but that train service would continue, regardless of how many laid down-their tools. With the union leaders refusing to treat with the Labor Board, the rail way-executives asserting that the dis pute was entirely between their for mer employees and the government, and the Labor Board assuring the full protection of the government, interest in railway circles was centered on De troit, where the executive council of the United Brotherhood of Mainte nance of Way Employees will meet to canvass the strike ballot of the track men. Hope was expressed by the rail executives that the maintenance of way men would not join the walkout. Jewell explained he ignored the La bor Board’s summons because the board failed to exclude from wage re duction hearings almost 80 roads that had in part or wholly violated rulings of the government tribunal, which, he said, has caused railway employees to regard the board with no slight mis givings. “Practically 7 all of these 80 roads violated decisions of the Labor Board,” Jewell said. “Yet they were included in the wage reduction hearings. If the board had ruled that these roads were not entitled to participate in these hearings the respect of railroad labor for the tribunal would have been in creased materially 7 . “Railroad labor would then have looked upon the board as a tribunal willing and ready to deal out justice. If this had been done, the officials of the shop crafts could have gone to the men with this as an argument and averted the strike. But this was not done and postponement of the strike was humanly impossible.” New York.—While union leaders of striking rail crafts claimed that the walkout in the metropolitan district of New York City was “100 per cent suc cessful,” rail officials declared that not more than 15,000 of the 23,000 men in the district had obeyed the call. Recruiting of strike breakers con tinued at railroad and private agencies. Several roads reported that vacancies created by the walkout at 10 a. m. Saturday could be “more than filled.” To this statement operating chiefs of the New York Central, the Pennsyl vania and the New 7 York, New Haven & Hartford, the three roads in this district most vitally affected by the strike, added that numbers of old em ployees who joined the strikers had leported for duty. Fragmentary 7 reports continue lo come in from outlying shops, yards and terminals, but neither rail officials nor union leaders have attempted to tabu late returns. A fleet of taxicabs was used in round ing them up and transporting them to the labor bureaus. A score of private detectives guarded the strike breakers until they boarded trains for out-of town destinations. Before being en gaged they had to pass muster before experienced employment managers, sent here by the various railroads. BIG AIRSHIP IN PLUNGE Admiral Salazar and Crew of 20 Men Have Remarkable Escape. London.—A dispatch to the Central News from Rome says Admiral Salazar and a crew of 20 men had a miraculous escape from death w 7 hen a large airship in which they were proceeding to Taranto plunged headlong into the sea. Boats put out from the shore immedi ately after the accident and rescued the Admiral and the ship’s personnel, all of whom were injured. Admiral Salazar was seriously hurt. LENIN TO SOW AND REAP To Plant Seeds of Content on Farm at Doctor’s Orders Riga.—Premier Lenin of Soviet Rus sia has started farming and in the next few months will devote himself exclusively to reorganize a community farm, of 200 acres near Moscow. Lenin agreed to abandon his office , cares and lead an outdoor life after the German and Russian specialists insisted this was absolutely necessary. ' Lenin has been from Intercourse with politicians. ; CANDIDATE M’SPARRAN WEDS j Bay State Bride of Governor Nom inee National Grange Ceres. Millis, Mass. —Miss Sarah Hol s brooke, w T ho is ceres of the National Grange, was married at her home here r to John E. McSparran, of Furniss, Pa., j Democratic candidate for governor of r that state. The ceremony was per j formed by Rev. A. H. Wheelock, chap lain of the Massachusetts State . Grange. , Persons prominent in grange work in Massachusetts attended. TTPPFR MARLROROTTUFT MD.. FRIDAY JULY 14, 1922. |j: MME. SAMUEL GRACIE : Popular Lady of Wash- c I; ington’s Diplomatic Set t ' : a> ' w J .i* - - ■' • 'p V ' ’ - / Mine. Samuel Grade, beautiful wife of the first secretary of the Brazilian embassy in Washington, is one of the popular members of the diplomatic circle. ¥jan^ OTHERS TAKEN CAPTIVE Mexican Bandits Leave Aguada, But It Is Not Known Wheth er Ransom Was Paid. Washington.—Advices to the State Department from Tampico served to change materially the situation in the Mexican oil region resulting from tne holding for ransom, by a rebel band, of 40 American employees of the Aguada camp of the Cortez Oil Company, an American-owned concern. Consul Shaw reported that the rebel chief, Gorozave, aud his men left the camp after a 24- hour stay. The message seemed to have cleared the air, but on its heels came another dispatch filed by the consul, saying that the rebels had seized the Pecera camp of the British-owned La Corona Company and that about half a dozen Americans were among the 85 men held there. In demanding 9,000 pesos for the surrender of the Pecera property and the employees, the rebels fixed July 2 as the date by which payment must be made. Whether the 15,000 pesos de manded at the Aguada camp was paid was not stated in, any of the messages received. The State Department promptly in structed Charge Summerlin, a£ Mexico City, to make representations ui regard to adequate protection for an American held in connection with the new raid on the British-owned company. Mr. Summerlin also was directed to press Mexican Federal authorities to capture and punish the bandits who captured A. Bruce Bielaski. Beyond these new representations to the Obregon govern ment there was no indication the State Department intended to move at present. [ WORLD’S NEWS IN \ CONDENSED FORM | NEW YORK.—Elmore D. Dier, once head of the brokerage firm of E. D. Dier & Company, which failed for $4,000,000 last January, was indicted by the grand jury for grand lar ceny and bucketing. PARlS.—Madame Georges Breyer, of Lyons, achieved the distinction of being the first woman to give birth to a child in an airplane. LONDON.—Chief Justice Taft was presented with an oak pew in which the ancestors of George Washington sat in the parish church in Sulgrave village. This historic seat in British church, is 1,100 years old. PARlS.—French senate gives Poin care vote of confidence. NEW YORK.—Fifteen hundred act ors and actresses are said to have been customers of the stock broker age firm of E. M. Fuller & Company, which closed its doors v ith liabilities believed to exceed $3,000,000. Most of these are lamenting the loss. NEW YORK. Jack Dempsey champion, through his manager, Jack Kearns, agreed to meet Harry Wills, negro heavyweight champion, in a battle for the world’s title. There is no indication that the fight will take i place before next summer, i NEW YORK.—A dividend of 2 per i cent was declared by the directors of | American Shipbuilding Company. MACON, GA.—Former Mayor Glen Toole was awarded 12 cents damages here by the Superior Court jury which heard his libel suit against The Macon Telegraph. He sued for $50,000, al- I leging defamation of character in an article published on May 31, 1921. PARIS.—The new Prince of Monaco has given up his commission as a brigadier general in the French army to become commander-in-chief of Jus country's little army of 135 men —the smallest standing army in the world. | LONDON. William Howard Taft, i chief justice of the United Slates Su | preme Court, told a British audience | that America was not likely to pay \ much attention to European politics | unless the price of wheat was affected. THE HAGUE.—Determined to go to ; \ the limit of conciliation, Europe’s deie , | gates acceded to the Russian request ’ to discuss credits first, and at the ini • tial joint meeting of the conference, ■ Russian proposals were heard and an : unequivocal reply was made to them. ALBANY, N. Y Hearst buys Albany : Times-Uniou in furtherance of political ambitious; has eye on other papers. O’GONNORTAKEN; FORT BLOWN UP Liam Mellowes Taken by Free State Troops With All Chief Staff Officers. GREAT BLAST SHAKES CITY Burying Fifty Attackers in Four Courts' Ruin—British Troops Attacked; New Buildings Fortified—Dub lin Cut Off From South. Dublin, June 30.—Irish rebels, who for two days held the Four Courts Building, in the center of Dublin, against a steady bombardment from Free State Troops, surrendered uncon ditionally. The Four Courts structure had been blown up by explosives. The explosion was terrific, killing thirty Free State Troops as well as an undetermined number of the rebels witltin, scattering bits of iron, mortar and official papers ail over the city, and wrecking the building. The defeat of the Dublin rebels Is believed to foreshadow the end of armed resistance in South Ireland to Free State authority. Severe fighting was reported from two or three locali ties, chiefly in County Donegal, where irregular forces attacked the Free Stat ers at Buncrans and Letterkenny with bombs, rifles and machine guns. The Republicans wex - e quickly surrounded and forced to capitulate. Those not killed or wounded were taken prisoner.. The provisional government troops have a tremendous superiority in both I arms and ammunition and, as they hold ! all roads and other means of communi j cation, it is felt that the rebels cannot hold out long. The cause of the explosion, which occurred about noon, was not definitely established. One report was that the Free Staters had mined the building. Another was that the large supply of ammunition which the rebels had ac cumulated had been fired by Free State shells. There also Is the possibility, not now explorable, that the rebels themselves, hopeless of longer with standing the terrific attack from all | quarters, decided to blow up their 1 stronghold because of the toll it would take on the attacking forces. Even before the explosion the build ing was largely in flames. The Free Staters had gained a foothold in it before dawn, and at-that time the Re publicans sent out emissaries asking for terms. These were flatly refused, and as the battle went on the Repub licans withdrew into the rear of the building. Several subterranean pas sages lead out of the structure, and through these some of the rebels are believed to have fled as the Free Stat ers advanced. After f ? explosion a temporary truce was arranged during which the dead and wounded were removed from tlie flaming building. Phyicians, nurses and stretcher-bearers appeared quickly on the scene and evacuat 1 the fallen. Finally, giving up all hope, the rebels hoisted the white flag over their rampart and an order xo ..ease firing was given. The surrender was made by Ernest O’Malley on behalf of the rebels and was accepted for the Free State by G -?r; 7 O’Daly. Rory O’Conmr and TJam Mellowes, leaders of the revolting forces, were among the prisoners taken. Irregular snipers In other parts of the city, unaware of the urrender, continued firing, and the Free Staters 1 kept pedestrians off tlie strets. The 1 irregulars seized more buildings near the center of the city, and th-re were indications that they expected assist ance from the country. Snipers were most active around Trinity College, Sackvilie street and Stephen’s Green. Several lorries containing bandsmen of a British regiment bound for Eng land were fired on while traveling 1 to Queenstown, but none were ; wounded. ' Crowds collected at Grttan Bridge, ! whence the copper dome of the Four Courts was barely visible through the smoke. Near the Four Courts physi ; clans in white overalls attended to the wounded, while closely guarded stood 130 republicans, mostly wearing civil ian clothes with trench coats. In a * very few minutes the task of marching 1 them away began, leaving the Free | Staters free tc fight the fire in the ! courts and the snipers in the rest of 1 the city. CUBA DROPS 15,000 Government Begins Retrenchment in Departments. Havana, Cuba. —Fifteen thousand or ; ntcre “Cesantes” or vacancies in vari ’ ous government departments, especial- L ly in public works and communications, posts and telegraphs, became effective . in accord with presidential decree. ‘ Many of the employees who have ’ been thrown out of-work have service records extending over the period of ’ time since tlie second American inter vention. [j LITHUANIA IS RECOGNIZED , Allies Decide on Course—America j Reserves Decision j I Paris. —The allied powers repre , i seated in the council of ambassadors . j have decided to recognize Lithuania. ! No representative of the United States participated in this decision nor in , tlie discussion which preceded the ac t j tion of tlie council. Opinion was with f ! held on tlie part of the United States 3 | and the rigid reserved for the Ameri a can government to take whatever at titude it cared to later. RIVER TAKES THREE BOYS f i Two Lose Their Lives In Attempting s | to Save Drowning Chums Easton, Pa. —Julian and Tony Sl a i monetti, brothers, of 11 and 9 years, | respectively, and Joseph Tamborelli, 9 t i years of age, were drowned while . ; swimming in the Delaware river be !, ! low the Lehigh Valley Railroad bridge, a | Fishermen saw one of the boys in 1 trouble and a second go to his assist y \ ance, only to be dragged down by the 1 i first. Tlie third hurried to their aid j and was caught by the struggling pair. JVIARGERITE ERICKSON^ Rich Young Lady Is j “Seeing America First” J Known as Chicago’s wealthiest or phan, Miss Margerite Erickson has started from Los Angeles on a “See America First” tour that will take her Into every state in the Union. She is accompanied by her foster-mother, Mrs. Walter J. Gibbons, widow of a Chicago jurist. rniiESiEfF MILLIONS TO FAMILY Three Children Get Shares in Trust, While Percy A. Gets , Most of His Outright. New York. —The will of William Rockefeller, brother of John D. Rocke feller, filed for probate In the surro gate’s court, leaves to his four children the greater part of his estate, various ly estimated to be worth anywhere from $150,000,000 to $200,000,000. The will contains no hint of the actual value of tlie estate. It says that the value of the real property is “over $10,000,” and places a similar valua tion on tlie personal property. Mr. Rockefeller died on June 24. The instrument was filed by the ex ecutors, William G. and Percy A. Rockefeller, sons, and John A. Carver, described as “my friend” by Mr. Rocke feller. Simultaneously there were filed consents to the will, executed by Mrs. D. H. McAlpin and Mrs. M. Hart ley Dodge, daughters of Mr. Rocke feller. Within a day or two it is ex pected that formal proof letters testa mentary will be issued. The will was executed on Septem ber 5, 1910, only a short time before the death of Mrs. Rockefeller, which occurred in January, 1920. When the document was drawn by Mr. Rockefel ler he established for her benefit an $8,000,000 trust fund and also be queathed to her the city residence, 689 Fifth avenue; the country home, Rockwell Hall, near Tarrytown, and their camp with 57,000 acres of laud at Bay Pond, Franklin county. The residuary estate, with the ex ception of household effects, motor cars, ornaments and other articles be queathed to Mrs. Rockefeller, was left in equal parts to the four children of Mr. Rockefeller. Tlie will contains no bequest to charity. ;! LATEST EVENTS AT WASHINGTON ;• Representative Voight, Republican, of Wisconsin, defended his action in conducting a single-handed filibuster in the house for several days, and denied accusations it had cost the government $281,000 a day. The labor board ruling reducing the pay of more than a million railroad employes will be vigorously upheld by the government. The senate passed the navy "scrap ping” bill providing for American ob servance of the arms con*:rence treaty in reducing capital ships. Minor sen ate amendments sent the house bill to conference. Senator McCumber’s defeat in North Dakota primary conceded on face of his dwindling lead. Reorganization of coal industry to be undertaken after President Hard ing’s meeting with miners and oper ators. Senate committee advocates purchase of Cape Cod Canal by the govern ment. Harding has agricultural leaders as guests at White House dinner to discuss ship subsidy legislation. Senator Myers attacks moving pictures as promoting bad morals, especially among the young. Harding summons coal operators and miners to Washington to devise way to end strike. Investigation of New York Cotton Ex change asked by Georgia member of the house. Democrats decide to let tariff bill pass within six weeks. Announcement by Representative Jo seph W. Fordney, that he will not seek re-election revived talk of breaking seniority rule in the house in the future. Freight rates drop 25 per cent follow ing break in the intercostal confer ence. Unless operators and miners get to gether without further pressure from the government, President Harding will call a conference with in a day or two. If a settlement of the mine wage dispute is not reach ed, drastic action will be taken by the administration to avert a fuel famine next winter. Statement of Senator McCormick of Illinois concerning the achievements of the Republican party since its re sumption of power challenged by Senator Harrison of Mississippi, who charged facts had been micrep. rManted. . STATE I CAPITAL | * * Probe Board Visits House Of Correction. Baltimore. — Chairman N. Charles Burke, Howard C. Hill, Dr. Francis L. Dunham, Broth er Paul and Arthur L. Maass, all mem bers of the House of Correction in vestigation Committee, went out to that institution together for the first time. They made a thorough Inspec tion of the place, spending about three hours there. Joseph P. Fishman, who has been employed as a special investi gator, was also there and pointed out to the members of the committee things that he thought they ought to see. No meeting of the committee was held and it is not thought that one will be necessary before the latter part of the week. Mrs. Howard T. Schwarz, of the Just Government League, called on Chair man Ogle Marbury, of the Board of Prison Control, by invitation and gave her ideas on what she thought should be done at the House of Correction to provide more recreation for the con victs. She recently made a visit to the House of Correction as a result of the charges against the management made by Eugene O’Dunne. Marshal Has Big Year. The fiscal year just ended was the largest in the history of the Baltimore office of the United States Marshal. William W. Stockham assumed hie duties as marshal on January 19, 1915. That fiscal year ending on June 30, showed expenditures of $38,474.49. For the fiscal year 1922, the amount was $95,645.34. Salaries, pay for jurors, witnesses and the support of prisoners are the principal items on the list. Each quarter during this year has showed an increase in expenditures, the report shows. In the September quarter, $19,- 422.84 was spent; in December, $24,- 197.79; March, $26,011.49, and June, $26,112.85. Chief Deputy Marshal George H. Edelen, who is preparing the statis tics for the work of the office, has not completed the figures for arrests and convictions, but Marshal Stock ham said that, with the possible excep tion of the war period, they would be larger than in any period since the office was opened. Plans State Police Tests. An examination of applicants for patrolman of the State police will be held shortly. Oliver C. Short, State employment commissioner, has sent out to all ap plicants a letter in which be calls their attention to the training course which the Motor Vehicle Commission er will conduct to prepare applicants for these positions. Mr. Short writes in part: “The course will be given in the evenings, and will cover a period of about three weeks, beginning Mon day night, July 10. Persons interested in State police work may attend this course of instruction without cost. The course is open to any person who de sires to avail himself of this oppor tunity to prepare for the duties of State policing, provided ho possesses the established qualifications for ap pointment.” Lights To Be Dimmed. Owners of automobiles with glaring head and spotlights, or in fact either, will be overhauled by Colonel Baugh man, Commissioner of Motor Vehicles. Colonel Baughman notified his offi cial family to get busy investigating all machines not now conforming with the headlight law. Colonel Baughman under the auto mobile law has authority to revoke registration cards and licenses of all offenders, and this is just what he proposes to do with those who fail to observe the law In reference to glaring headlights, as he deems them a menace not only to the operators of the cars themselves but to operators of o#her cars. Bay “Alive” With Crabs. The State Conservation Commission has received reports from the various inspectors, who say that there never has been such an influx of crabs as is now in the waters of the State of Maryland. The crab industry, said Chairman W. Harrison Vickers of the Conser vation Commission, has ©very indica tion of having a banner season. This statement, he said, was based on re ports of inspectors, who say the wa ters are literally alive with small crabs. Mr. Vickers attributes the ap pearance of this unusal number of crabs to the enforcement of the crab cull law, which prevents the taking of “sponge” or female crabs. Artillery Seeks Recruits. A recruiting campaign to increase the enrollment in the 110th Field Ar tillery, Maryland National Guard, be fore the opening of the summer camp at Tobyhanna, Pa., is now under way, according to Maj. J. Craig McLanahan, commander of the battery. It is hoped that the enrollment will reach 300 by July 22, the time for the departure of the battery for camp. At present the unit is composed of two companies of about 115 men each, but it is planned to secure enlistments so that each company will have a total of at least 150 men. Stored Food Increases. The retport of the cold-storage warehouses made to the Commissioner of Food and Drugs of the State Health Board shows a decided increase in amount of butter, cheese, eggs, beef, lamb and mutton and pickled pork. This latter item during the month of May showed 1,937.356 pounds in stor age: yesterday there were 2,790,037. Eggs in storage also showed an in crease of 16,306 cases over last month. NO. 27. IMPORTANT NEWS QUICKLY TOLD Happenings In Various Sections of Old Maryland NEWS ITEMS FOR OUR READERS Salisbury.—Notice was received by a local business house from a Cam bridge bank that several bad checks had been drawn on that bank by a man signing his name as Stuart W. F. Scott, Stuart Scott, Stuart W. Scott and W. F. Scott. One check bearing the last-named signature tor tlhe sum off 7.50 was returned. Baltimore.—The purchase of the homes at Dundalk from the United States Shipping Board by the Dundalk Mortgage Company was completed. The homes had been built during the war period for the employees of the industrial plants by the Shipping Board. There are about 540 house® involved in the transaction and art outlay of $1,400,000. The Maryland Title Guarantee Company examined the title. Chestertown.—Four fine cows were poisoned by oil from the State roads. They belonged to W. E. Story on the White House farm near Kennedyville. The big rains of Wednesday night washed the oil and tar from the State road into Mr. Story's field and the cows pasturing in the field ate it and died from the effects. Drs. Jarman, of Chestertown and Gllflllan, of Ga lena found a quantity of tthe oil in the stomach of the animals. The cows were valued at SSOO. Baltimore.—Governor Ritchie, by messenger, turned over to Philip B Perlman, Secretary of State, records in the case of Dr. J. Hubert Wade, whom he dismissed as a member of the State Board of Prison Control. The records contain the charges filed with the Gov ernor by Eugene O’Dunne, the Gov ernor’s letter to Dr. Wade notifying him to appear for trial, the answer filed by Samuel K. Dennis and J. Cleveland Grice, counsel for Dr. Wade; a stenographic report of the testimony and the Governor’s opinion finding Dr Wade guilty of accepting the gift of an automobile from Samuel ” Leibowiti and dismissing him. Baltimore. According to figures complied in the office of Dr. J. Knox Insley, ehlef of the State Bureau of Labor and Statistics, the local situa tion in regard to unemployment is no better than at this time last year. Offi cials of the bureau every month in vestigate conditions in 500 represents . tive establishments, covering all the leading lines of business. Figures ex hibited by Dr. Insley for the first five months of 1921 showed that the aver age numbeft of persons employed at a plant was 22.6, while the average for a similar number of plants during the first five months of 1922 was 21.9. The record does not show the total number of establishments in operation during the two periods. Annapolis.—Foul play was at first suspected in connection with the death of Otto Roskey, 36 years old, whose body was found on his houseboat on the shore of Stony Creek, upper Anne Arundel county. James Jenkins, of Brooklyn, who was pawing along the shore at 2 o’clock discovered the body lying on the deck of the boat, with blood flowing from the mouth. Jen kins notified! police officials of the county, and Chief Deputy Sheriff Louis Schramm; the county health officer, Dr. J. J. Murphy, and Police Justice J. Roland Brady went to the scene. The : body showed no marks of violence. Dr. Murphy pronounced death due to i apoplexy. Baltimore. —During the last several 1 days Judge Rose, In the United States 1 Court, has ordered confiscated 10 au ■ tomobMes seized by prohibition agent* 1 in their raids on bootleggers. Five others are likely to be confiscated be fore the end of the week, according to George W. Lindsay, assisrtant Unit j ed States District Attorney. This, ac , cording to Mr. Lindsay and according to records in the office of Marshal W. , W. Stoctoham, will total about sixty five automobiles confiscated by the court since prohibition went into effect L in 1920. Many of the cars seized, said Mr. Lindsay, are found, upon investi gation, to have been used without the ' knowledge of the owners. Marshal . stockham shortly will sell at auction recently confiscated cars. Rockville. —The executive board of ■ the Montgomery County Federation of ' Women’s- Clubs held its first meeting i of the new year at the home of its : president, Mrs. James H. Jones, here. Sixty-five members, representing all but one of the 29 clubs composing the federation, attended. Mrs. JOnes pre , sided. Reports from the various clubs George Greenwell, connected with th* were submitted. Mrs. George V. ( Chandller, former president of the fed eration, read a history of the federa tion. At the suggestion of Mrs. Jones, J it was decided to endeavor to have every club woman in the county enroll , as a member of the Social Service League, of the county. As the aggre gate membership of the 29 clubs is between 1,400 and 1,500, such an ’ achievement would do much toward [ making the membership drive now be ing conducted by the league a success. Baltimore. —The Navy recruit quota has been raised from three to six men , a week, it was announced at the Navy . Recruiting Station, here. The increase ( in the quota goes into effect imme , diately. Chief Boatswain’s Mate Baltimore recruiting station for the ’ past two years, was ordered to re ‘ port to the * Philadelphia Receiving t Station for sea duty. Greenwell, who has been living at 240 North Rose . street, will leave his wife and two - children in Baltimore when he leaves for Philadelphia.