11 SHORT OROER
The Latest Gleanings From All
Over the State.
Henry Wilson has sold his 60-acre
farm near Bells Mills to S. W. Haines
The Cecil County Commissioners re
jected all bids received for building a
bridge over Stony Run, and readver
tised for bids.
Playing scrub football on the High
School campus at Centreville, An
thony Durney, 12 years old, stepped on
a rope, fell and broke his left thigh.
The Hagerstown Civic League held
a meeting at the Washington County
Free Library and mapped out a cam
paign of work for the winter.
Miss Helen Tatman, Milford, Del.,
lias been appointed vice-principal of
the Aberdeen High School. Miss Tat
man is a Swarthmore College gradu
The Mayor and Council of Hagers
town voted to purchase for the Pioneer
Hook and Ladder Company an aerial
electric truck. The outfit will cost
The building committee of the
Maternity Hospital, to be erected in
Cambridge through the liberality of
Mrs. Alfred I. du Pont, has awarded
the contract to G. D. Springer & Co.
The price is approximately $25,000.
William M. Stover, proprietor of the
Savoy, Hagerstown, formerly proprie
tor of Hotel Central, has purchased
from the executor of the M. Homer
Shirley estate the Indian Queen Hotel,
Chambersburg, for $25,000.
The Democratic campaign committee
of Harford county has selected Walter
McComas secretary. The members of
the commitee are: Col. Otho S. Lee,
J. Thomas C. Hopkins and Robert H.
The Raphael E. Taney property at
Hancock, which was taken over by a
syndicate composed of George A.
Anthony, C. L. McAfee, Roy M. Dan
iels and John T. Mason, of Hancock,
has been sold for $8,690.
Rev. Thomas E. Martindale, of Salis
bury, a former pastor of the Elkton
Methodist Episcopal Church, who re
cently celebrated his seventieth birth
day, will complete in March a continu
ous service in the ministry of 50 years.
Lightning played some queer pranks
at Clay Hill in the storm that passed
•over that locality. A bolt struck the
house of Mack Lesher and ran into
a bedroom where a child was sleeping.
The crib was upset and the youngster
wa§ on the floor unha^yjed.
The senior class of the Tome School
for Boys has elected the following of
ficers: President, Winder Laird Henry,
Jr., Cambridge; vice-president, Horace
Burrough 3d, Roland Park, and sec
' retary and treasurer, Joseph Lees East
wick, Norristown, Pa.
The Montgomery County Camp Club
met at Rockville and re-elected officers
ns follows: President, Edwin W.
Broome; vice-president, Robert L.
Warfield; secretary, Claude W. Owen,
and treasurer, Kelly Rice. The club
owns a club house at Seneca, on the
A Democratic club with a large mem
bership was organized at Cambridge,
with Benjamin S. Insley as permanent
chairman. Addresses were made by
James S. Shepperd, candidate for State
Senator, Comptroller Harrington, P.
Watson Webb, Editor F. Dailey Ban
nock and others.
The Prohibitionists of Caroline coun
ty held their convention at Denton
and nominated the following ticket:
State Senate, Robert P. Taylor, Pres
ton; House of Delegates, Thomas L.
Trice. Denton; Linwood Clark, Fed
eralsburg; Willard Mitchell, Greens
boro; Sheriff, Hayward S. Horsey, Den
ton; County Treasurer, Charles W.
Elwanger, Greensboro; Register of
Wills, James H. Thawley, Denton;
County Commissioner, Henry W. Hyn
After their autumn work is done,
farmers of Queen Anne’s, Caroline
and Talljot counties will meet to dis
cuss the formation of a produce ex
change for the sale and purchase of all
products and necessaries of the farm.
Sheriff Eugene Welch. William C.
Laing and other prominent farmers
assert that wheat shipments are grad
ing unsatisfactorily in Baltimore and
complaints have been made against
the system of the Baltimore Chamber
J. H. Hallberg. an attorney of Chat
tanooga, Tenn., and his wife were in
jured in a runaway at Kingston. Mr.
Hallberg has been on a visit to his
parents and was driving out with his
wife, when the horse became frighten
ed and ran away.
The plant of the Eureka Fertilizer
Company at Perryville, which recently
made an assignment, has been sold by
the trustees to the Hess Fertilizer
Company, of Lancaster. Pa., for $lO.-
?50. The purchaser will operate the
Queen Anne’s county candidates who
have filed their sworn statements with
Clerk of the Circiut Court William F.
Watson spent $2,227.60 in the recent
primary. The largest individual
amount was spent hv John E. George,
chairman of the State Central Com
mittee, who filed a statement for
$143.35. Several candidates spent
nothing. A. Howard Johnson, treas
urer of the Blair Lee fund, expended
$200: .Tames T. Earle, treasurer of
t.he Progressive Democratic faction,
$777.15. and William E. Clough, treas
urer of the organization Democratic
j ANNAPOLIS NEWS |
$500,000 FOR SCHOOLS.
Baltimore Gets $173,000 From Quarter
Nearly 500,000 was appropriated for
school purposes by Emerson C. Har
rington, Comptroller of the Treasury.
The distribution is divided into four
funds, including the usual quarterly
apportionment of the school tax, to
taling $400,000; the book fund, amount
ing to $37,500; appropriations for the
approved high schools in several coun
ties, which amount to $31,075, and for
negro industrial schools, $22,500; max
ing a grand total of $491,075. The
amounts allotted are as follows:
Allegany $ 26,109
Anne Arundel 16,466
Baltimore County 45,418
Baltimore City 173,154
Cecil . .! 11,090
Prince George’s 16,460
Queen Anne’s 9,050
St. Mary’s 7,344
McDonough Inst 1,500
STATE SELLS BONDS.
$1,740,000 State Roads Four Per Cent.
The offering of $1,740,000 of 4 per
cent. State road bonds, bids for which
were opened in the executive office at
Annapolis Thursday developed some
active bidding by Baltimore and New
York banking houses. The bids show
ed a higher range of prices than pre
vailed at the last offering of similar
bonds, made in July, and the award
was made at more than 2 per cent, ad
vance over the prices then obtained.
The entire issue was awarded to J. S.
Wilson, Jr„ & Co., of Baltimore, and
White, Weld & Co., of New York, at
their joint bid of 97.081. The trans
action shows the improved demand for
good investment bonds which has been
manifest for some time. The banking
bouses evidently know where they can
place the bonds at a profit. The Safe
Deposit and Trust Company, of Balti
more, bid a higher price for SIOO,OOO,
but the Board of Public Works deem
ed it wiser to take the full bid and
dispose of the lot in a single block.
Moreover, the successful bidders stipu
lated that their bid was for ‘‘all or
none.” All the rest of the bids would
not have yielded anything approximat
ing the figure accepted. The bid of
the Safe Deposit and Trust Company,
ho waver, shows that the- bonds, wilt be
in demand for trust estates and also
by savings banks.
CHIEF IRWIN CLEARED.
Anne Arundel Commissioners Dismiss
Charges Against Officer.
By a vote of 4 to 3, the County Com
missioners of Anne Arundel dismissed
the charges of conduct unbecoming an
officer and of non-performance of duty
preferred against Chief of Police Thos.
Irwin, of Brooklyn, by Rev. W. W.
Davis, of the Lord’s Day Alliance, and
Rev. W. S. Hanks, of Brooklyn. Com
missioners Smith, Beard and Petti
bone voted in the negative, with Com
missioners Walton, Wayson, Brown
and Shepherd voting to dismiss the
■charges. After hearing -that Irwin had
no means of employing special officers,
unknown to “Jack” Flood and the
other resort keepers, to get evidepce of
liquor law violations, the complainants
withdrew their first charge, but press
ed the one of unofficer-like conduct.
State Bonds Sold.
The Board of Public Works disposed
of $1,174,000 of bonds of the State of
Maryland, the full unsold balance of
issues aggregating $5,000,000 issued for
state roads, care of the insane and the
erection of state normal school build
ings. J. S. Wilson, Jr., & Co., of Bal
timore, and White, Weld & Co., of
New Y"ork, joint bidders, were awarded
the bonds, their bid being at the rate
of $97,081. The price received for the
bonds is considerably higher than that
for lots recently sold, and the state
authorities are gratified at the result.
Judge Dawkins On St. John’s Board.
Judge Walter I. Dawkins, of Balti
more, was elected a member of the
board of governors and visitors of St.
John's College. Judge Dawkins is an
alumnus of' St. Johns’ and has always
manifested a keen interest hi the wel
fare of his alma mater. He is also an
active member of the alumni associa
tion. Daniel R. Randall, of Annapolis,
was also elected a member of the
Towers Returns To Duty.
After three months’ leave of absence,
Lieut. John H. Towers, U. S. N., chief
of the corps of naval aviators, who
was injjured in an accident to an
hydro-aeroplane on May 20, in which
Ensign William D. Billingsley lost his
life, returned to duty. He will resume
flying at once. Lieutenant Towers will
relieve Lieut. James S. Murray as offi
cer in charge of the local station.
Charles M. Tritsch, who recently re
signed as superintendent of motive
power of the eastern division of the
Western Maryland Railway, has been
elected president of the Waynesboro
Metal and Foundry Company, of
Waynesboro, Pa., in which he is a
Charles Bond, of Brunswick, has
brought suit for SI,OOO damages
against the Mayor and Council of
Brunswick. The suit grew out of an
attack made upon Bond by Policeman
Van Pelt, who is now under bond
charged with assault.
Law Effective at Once and Col
lectors are Notified.
CURRENCY REFORM URGED.
President Uses Two Pens In Affixing
His Signature, One Going To
Simmons and the Other
Washington.—Surrounded by the
leaders of a united Democracy, Presi
dent Wilson signed the Underwood-
Slmmons Tariff bill at 9.09 o’clock
Friday night at the White House.
Simultaneously telegrams were sent
to customs collectors' throughout the
country by the Treasury Department
putting into actual operation the first
Democratic tariff revision since 1894.
The act becomes effective imme
A happy group of legislators, mem
bers of the Cabinet, and friends en
circled the President as he smilingly
sat down and slowly affixed his signa
ture with two gold pens. He presented
to Representative Underwood the pen
that had written the word “Woodrow”
and the one which had complete his
name to Senator Simmons. Both
recipients bowed their appreciation.
In impressive silence the President
rose and delivered in easy, natural
tones an extemporaneous speech that
brought prolonged applause.
Asks Currency Legislation,
The President declared that the
journey of legislative accomplishment
had only been partly completed; that
a great service had been done for the
rank and file of the country, but that
the second step in the emancipation
of business was currency reform. He
earnestly called upon his colleagues
to go “the rest of the journey” with
“Gentlemen, I feel a very peculiar
pleasure,” said the President, “in
what I have just done byway of taking
part in the completion of a great piece
of business. It is a pleasure which is
very hard to express in words ade
quate to express the feeling, because
the feeling that I have is that we have
done the rank and file of the people
of this country a great service. It is
hard to speak of these things without
seeming to go off into campaign elo
quence, but that is not my feeling. It
is one very profound, a feeling of pro
found gratitude that, working with the
splendid men who have carried this
thing through with studious attention
and doing justice all round, I should
have had part in serving the people of
this country as we have been striving
to serve them evef since I can re
EXPRESS PLUNGES OVER BANK.
Passengers Fight Each Other In Panic
Erie, Pa. —Thirteen victims of the
wreck of a westbound through' pas
senger train on the Philadelphia and
Erie Railway were reported recover
ing at the hospitals here. The train,
running at a. high rate of speed, struck
an obstruction on the rails near Car
land, Pa. The engine, mail and four
passenger cars rolled down a 30-foot
embankment. For several minutes
the passengers fought each other in a
panicky effort to extricate themselves
from the twisted wreckage. Railroad
employes rushed from the Carland
yards and managed to quell the panic.
The injured were assisted to the town,
where medical aid was obtained. The
-more seriously hurt were brought
here for hospital treatment. Most of
the injured were residents of this
A CARNEGIE GIFT DECLINED.
Methodist Conference Endorses Ac
tion Of Vanderbilt College.
Cleveland, Tenn. —The Holston' Con
ference Methodist Episcopal Church
South, unanimously voted to indorse
the action of the College of Bishops
and the minority of the hoard of trust
of Vanderbilt University in declining
to accept an offer of $1,000,000 gift by
Andrew Carnegie for Vanderbilt Uni
versity’s medical school. The resolu
tions express regret “that the terms
of said gift as set forth in Mr. Car
negie’s letter were such that it could
not be accepted with honor.”
SUPPRESSION OF GAMBLING.
Representative Harrison Would Have
Specific Treaties With Powers.
Washington.—Suppression of gamb
ling in cotton futures over the entire
world by negotiation of treaties with
foreign nations was proposed in a
House resolution introduced by Rep
resentative Harrison, of Mississippi.
MONUMENT TO SEA GULL.
Unveiled By Mormons As Reminder
Salt Lake City.—Commemorating
the deliverance of early Mormon set
tlers from starvation, a monument to
the great Salt Lake sea gull was un
veiled in the temple grounds here. A
grasshopper scourge, which visited the
pioneers in 1848, threatened total de
struction to their (Crops when great
flocks of gulls appeared and devoured
A FATHERS’ DAY PROPOSED.
Representative Moore Introduces a
Resolution In the House.
of Pennsylvania, the father of eight
children, 'introduced in the House a
resolution designating the first Sun
day in June as Father’s Day, with the
rose as its emblem. Mr. Moore said
the resolution was introduced at the
suggestion of Charlotte E. Kirkbride
and Carrie B. Sternberg, of Philadel
phia, who have obtained a charter for
Fathers’ Day under the laws of Penn
THE FRQSTBURG SPIRIT, FROSTBURG, MX).
“WE SHOULD WORRY”
Startling Crimes Throughout
SUPPLIES MISSING LINKS.
Account Of His Career As Narrated
By George E. Davis Reveals a List
Of Outrages Similar To That
Told By McManigal.
New York. —Dynamite outrages that
rivalled the exploits of the McNamara
brothers and of Ortie McManigal were
confessed to by George E. Davis, a
. union ironworker. Davis, who was
arrested here, was the George O’Don
nell who figured in the trial at Indian
apolis that resulted in the conviction
of Frank M. Ryan, president of the
International Association of Bridge
and Structural Ironworkers, and 37 of
his associates. His arrest and its con
sequences round up the work the fed
eral government started, more than
two years ago, when the dynamiting of
bridges and steel frame buildings all
over the country became a national
All the explosions that Davis says
he caused were touched on and testi
fied to at the dynamiters’ trial in
Indianapolis, but the fact that Davis
himself caused them remained unre
vealed until he himself told of it.
Davis’ confession resulted, in the
arrest in Indianapolis of Harry Jones,
secretary-treasurer of the Ironwork
ers’. .Union. His 'aonlessksß s’pppie--
ments the evidence presented at the
Indianapolis trial and makes fresh
charges against some of the men there
convicted and now in prison. Some of
his revelations concern President
Ryan, who is now out on bail pending
appeal from a prison sentence of seven
Balked At Murder.
Davis says he was the man chosen
to kill Walter Drew, attorney for the
National Erectors’ Association in De
cember, 1911, after Drew was charged
with Kidnapping John J. McNamara.
It was suggested also that he try to
“get” William J. Burns, the detective,
employed by Drew and his associates
to unearth the dynamite conspiracy.
The price on Drew’s head at that time,
Davis said, was $5,000. “I told them,”
his confession continues, “that I didn’t
want to mix up in such business.”
Davis consented to return to Indian
apolis without extradition. His bail
was fixed at SIO,OOO.
TRADE UNION’S VICTORY.
British Admiralty Has Awarded Them
London. —An important Victory for
the trade unions was announced here,
when the British Admiralty awarded
them official recognition. In reply to
the demands of the dockyard men the
admiralty agreed hereafter, in the
event of disputes, to meet deputations
of the workmen either in London or at
FIVE PERISH IN FLAMES.
Trapped In Hotel By Fire At New
New Haven, Ky.—Five persons per
ished in flames that swept through the
business section of New Haven. The
victims were the wife, three children
and sister of James Devers, who were
trapped by the fire in Devers’ Hotel.
The loss on several buildings destroy
ed amounted to about $50,000.
EMPLOYERS TO BE HELD.
Must Deduct Income Assessment From
Their High-Salaried Men.
Washington.—A warning to employ
ers that they will be held responsible
for payment of income taxes by their
high-salaried employes was issued by
the Internal Revenue Bureau. All col
lectors were sent a notice calling their
attention to the provision of the in
' come tax law requiring firms to de
duct the assessment from such em
ployes as come under its provisions.
TURNED OVER TO HIS FATHER.
Boy Who Stole $1,400 For Education
New York. —Wilbur Foerste, the
Cleveland boy who explained when ar
rested here last week on a charge of
stealing $1,400 from a Cleveland de
partment store that he took the money
so that he could go through Oxford,
was discharged by a police magistrate
and turned over to his father. The
court took this action when informed
that William Tayfor, proprietor of the
department store, did not want to
prosecute the case.
: Land Ownership in Any State
in the Union.
Will Ask For An Agreement With
This Government Giving Even
Terms Of Ownership With the
Citizens Of Any Other Nation.
Washington.—Surprise was express
• ed at the State Department at the re
port from Tokio that another note
: bearing upon the California anti-alien
land legislation had been dispatched
to Washington. The last Japanese
note presented more than a fortnight
ago remains unanswered and it has
1 been assumed that the negotiations
; temporarily would be held in abeyance
; until the return of Counsellor John
■ Bassett Moore, who has been in direct
charge of the correspondence in .the
latest phases. Mr. Moore has been
; on a month’s vacation and returned to
■ Washington only Wednesday. By
1 mutual agreement the principles have
1 sought to maintain the strictest se
crecy as to the various steps in the
1 negotiations. It is reported here,
’ however, that the Japanese govern
■ ment has reached the conclusion that
1 it cannot successfully meet the con
' tention of the State Department that
the California Land Law is not in con
! I flict with the existing treaty, and has
- decided to seek a new convention.
Unofficial information from Japan
*" liulTfcaCes thai JapaTrtrislfead of seek-’-
ing to substitute for the Knox treaty
of ISII an entirely new convention of
general scope, is inclined to ask for an
agreement that will in conventional
terms recognize the right of Japanese
land ownership in any state of the
United States on even terms with the
citizens of any other nation.
The attitude of the State Depart
ment regarding such a proposition re
, mains to be developed.
WANT murderess pardoned.
i Woman Was Condemned To Die, But
Warrant Never Signed.
’ Harrisburg, Pa. —The State Board
of Pardons was asked to grant a par
; don for Mrs. Kate Edwards, the Read
ing murderess, who has been in prison
' for more than a dozen years and whose
death warrant has been unsigned in
the administration of three governors.
1 Mrs. Edwards was convicted Septem
ber 14, 1901, and sentenced to be
hanged in March of the following year.
In 1903 commutation was refused.
The petition for the pardon alleges
1 that she had been debased by brutal
treatment, and had she told the truth
. at the trial, she would not have been
convicted of first degree murder.
, TO FURNISH 10C.-A-POUND BEEF.
, Peruvian Discusses Panama Canal
i Trade With Wilson.
Washington. —A. F. Leguia, former
President of Peru, called on President
Wilson to pay his respects and discuss
with him his plans to furnish beef to
American consumers for 10 cents a
' pound when the Panama Canal opens.
FOODLESS FOR 62 DAYS.
, California Woman Subsisted Entirely
L On Water —May Die.
i Palo Alto, ' Cal. Physicians are
. hourly expecting the death of Mrs. G.
■ H. Foss, who has refused food for 62
days and lived on a water diet.
FIRE PREVENTION DAY.
i October 9th Set Aside In Chicago To
Chicago.—Three hundred and fifty
i thousand school children will be ad
- dressed by uniformed firemen on Oc
tober 9, which was designated as Fire
- Prevention Day in a proclamation is
• sued by Mayor Harrison. They will
- be told that a majority of fires are
- caused by carelessness and how they
- can do their pjrt in keeping the city
SNOBBERY IN THE NAVY.
i Former Paymaster Asked To Give
> Washington. Former Assistant
. | Paymaster Middleton, U. S. N., who
C j has been reported as declaring that
- ■ “snobbery” and “caste” are rampant
- in the United States Navy, will be
, ' called upon by Secretary Daniels to
> | give specific instances of the evil
> i which the former pay officer alleges
1 exists. Secretary Daniels wrote a
> : letter to Middleton, who is now in
) Washington, asking him to call at the
i Navy Department.
TO ES6LE PUSS
They Will Protect the interna
AN AMERICAN EXODUS.
Mexican Federals Closing In On
Sabinars —The Seceding North
ern Mexican States Form
the Confederate States.
San Antonio, Tex.—Two squadrons
of the Third Cavalry and Battery C
of the Third Field Artillery were
rushed in three special trains to Eagle
Washington. Brigadier General
Bliss, commanding the forces patroll
ing the Texas border, saw fit to in
crease the guard at Eagle Pass, to
prevent the possible destruction of the
international bridges there by Car
ranzistas. It has been said that the
Carranzistas were about ready to
leave Ciudad Porfirio Diaz across the
Rio Grande from Eagle Pass, and it
was feared that being desperate, and
having nothing to lose by such an act,
they might attempt to destroy the
bridges before their departure.
As General Bliss has entire control
over the border situation he ordered
these additional troops without con
sulting the War Department here.
FOR WHITE HOUSE WEDDING.
Mrs. Wilspn and Daughters To Return
To Make Preparations.
Washington.—Mrs. Wilson and her
three daughters will return to Wash
ington from her summer home at
Garnish, N. H., October 15. Mrs. Wil
son is returning early, so that she may
superintend the remodeling of the
upper ro6ms, which are being done
after designs drawn by her, and make
final preparations for the White House
wedding on November 25.
Miss Isabelle Hagner, secretary to
Mrs. Wilson, is busy compiling the list
for the wedding invitations of Miss
Jessie Woodrow Wilson and Mr.
Francis B. Sayres. So eagerly are
these invitations sought that Miss
Hagner has been obliged to deny all
telephone calls for fear someone will
offer her money, invitations, flowers
or jewelry if she will but put their
names down on the list.
The knell of those left out will be
rung on October 16, when the invita
tions will be sent out after Mr. Wil
son lias had time to pass on the
AMERICAN INVENTIVE GENIUS.
New Record Shown By the Patent
Office Last Year.
Washington.—That the inventive
. rtiiiue rvf tk<, v 1 is infff-*.
cated by the annual report of the Com
missioner oi Patents just made public.
Applications for patents during the
year totaled 67,986, the largest on rec
ord, except for 1912, when there were
During the year 38,754 patents were
granted and 5,166 trade-marks, 664
labels and 254 prints were registered.
The receipts from all sources aggre
gated $2,082,490; expenditures, $1,924,-
459, the net revenue being $158,030.
The Patent Office has the distinction
of being one of the few bureaus of the
government that is operated at a
profit the net surplus of the .office
since its establishment being $7,-
BARON FAVA DEAD.
Was Italy’s Ambassador To This
Country For Twenty Years.
Rome. — Saverio Fava, former
Italian ambashador to the United
States, died here. He was born in
1832. Baron Fava was retired from
the diplomatic corps by royal decree
in April, 1901, and sailed for Italy the
following June to resume his seat in
ANOTHER GRIDIRON FATALITY.
Allen Weidman, Minneapolis High
School Boy, Dead.
Minneapolis, Minn. —Allen Weidman,
the high school boy, whose spinal col
umn was fractured while playing foot
ball September 24, died here. Weid
man was running with the ball, when
he collided with another player and
DROWNED BY A FISH.
Mllwauke Banker Upsets Boat While
Pulling In Prize.
Lake Mills, Wis. —Herman Berlin, a
Milwaukee banker, was drowned in an
effort to land a large fish. While tug
ging with the fish, Berlin stood erect
in the boat which was overturned.
AIRSHIP HITS CROWD.
Seven Persons Are Injured At the
Elkins Fair Grounds.
Elkins, W. Va. —At least seven peo
ple were injured, one fatally and one
seriously, when an aeroplane driven
by Irving Conley bore down upon them
in a big crowd which lined the fence
-■t the Elkins fair grounds. The ma
chine came down frop a distance of
50 feet, landing squarely on the fence
with terrific force. The aviator was
thrown head-long into the crowd.
WOMAN WALKS 1,500 MILES.
Accompanied By Three Children, She
Wins Unique Wager.
Minneapolis, Minn. Mrs. Marie
Chester, of Middletown, N. Y., mother
of 10 children, three of whom accom
panied her, finished a 1,500-mile walk
to Minneapolis. She left New York
city on July 31 and spent 53 days on
the road. A number of business men
of Middletown, agreed to rebuild Mrs.
Chester’s burned borne at an ex
pense of $4,000, provided she made the
trip in 65 days.
EIGHT ITS IH
A LIVING TOMB
Rescued Miner Comes Out, De
claring He Feels Buliy.
HIS HARROWING EXPERIENCE
TOSHESKY WAS ABLE, TO THE
SURPRISE OF ALL, TO WALK
UNAIDED AFTER LEAVING
HIS PRISON HOME.
Centralia, Pa. —’Thomas Toshesky,
prisoner for eight days in an aban
doned chamber of the Continental
Mine of the Lehigh Valley Coal Com
pany, walked into the open air a free
and comparatively well man Saturday
morning. He was taken to his home
in Centralia, three miles away from
his underground prison, and at once
put to bed, apparently no worse for
his remarkable experience.
It was 7.15 o’clock when the last
barrier of coal was driven away and
Toshesky crawled through the open
ing from his prison chamber into .the
tunnel which had been steadily driven
toward him by eager, willing rescuers.
Seven minutes later the first intima
tion was given to the outside world
that the hig task was completed and
the prisoner was free. This was when
a miner crawled to the mouth of the
tunnel and called to the top of the pit
for blankets and hot water to be sent
The work of getting the man ready
for his exit occupied the next few
minutes, and at 7.38 o’clock a file of
men emerging from the heading her
alded the approach of the hero of the
occasion. Toshesky came from the
hole with a gray blanket wrapped
about his shoulders. Back of him was
a miner with hands upraised ready
to assist if he should be needed, but
Toshesky walked with astonishing
agility considering his experience.
A Harrowing Experience.
Describing his experience Toshesky
said when he was closed in he thought
he would be crushed to death, as sev
eral thousand wagonloads of coal piled
toward him from the bottom of the
breast. In fact, two breasts of coal
ran away. Continuing, Toshesky said,
through an interpreter:
“My dinner bucket and coat at the
bottom of the breast were lost as the
coal rushed. I had all my mine tools
with me and my lamp was burning. I
had a half quart of oil in a can by my
side. Sizing up the situation, I found
I was entombed in a space 7 by 15
feet. I had been entombed twice be
fore and rescuers soon got me out.
I felt that they would again take care
of me. From Friday until Tuesday
I was without anything to eat and on
the last day my oil gave out. I was
in darkness. It was a dismal period
from then until the rescuers drove the
bore hole through. After I got sev
eral drinks of eggnog L like a new
rmsS.” ’ ’
“T. R.” OFF FOR TROPICS.
Sails For South America On Lecture
And Exploring Tour.
New York. —Theodore Roosevelt and
party, bound for South America, where
the Colonel will first lecture and then
explore portions of the continent hith
erto untrod by white men, sailed on
the steamer Vandyke. Like his East
'African trip, the Colonel proposes to
make bis South American trip one
of many aspects aside from the pleas
ure of it. His chief interest probably
lies in the proposed penetration of the
interior of Brazil, with a party of fel
low-naturalists under auspices of the
American Museum of Natural History,
but the earlier part of the six months
which he will spend in South America
will be devoted to addresses upon
American democracy, which he has
been invited to deliver before uni
versities and other bodies.
33 GOVERNORS TO THAW’S AID.
Requisition For Lunatic Never Made
In Their States.
Concord, N. H. Supplementary
briefs opposing the extradition of
Harry K. Thaw were filed with Gover
nor Felker. With the briefs were sub
mitted telegrams from the Governors
of 33 States, all of whom said that they
had no knowledge of a request ever
having been made, in their States for
the extradition of a lunatic.
THE TALLEST BUILDING.
901 Feet High And House The Pan-
American States Association.
New- York. —The tallest building in
the world, 901 feet high, will be erect
ed at Greeley Square to house the
Pan-American States Association.
Plans for it were approved by the
society’s executive committee and
work will begin very soon.
PETROLEUM IN BISCUITS.
Makes Them Fluffy—Government Pre
pares To Prosecute.
Washington.—Petroleum in biscuits
is the latest dodge of those who prac
tice food adulteration. The petroleum
was discovered by the Department of
Agriculture experts. Approximately 3
per cent, of the oil is used to make the
biscuits light and fluffy, it being far
cheaper than butter, cream and eggs.
The Government will prosecute under
the misbranding clause of the Pure
SNEER AT OUR MORALS.
Pall Mall Gazette Hopes We Are As
Good As The Aliens.
London. —The deportation of Marie
Lloyd, the music hall singer, is com
mented on by the Pall Mall Gazette,
which writes somewhat sarcastically
about the “sensitiveness of American
public opinion.” It says: “One can
only hope that.the excessive propriety
which governs the regulations for the
admission of aliens to America cor
responds with the daily life of the
I citizens within its discret borders.”
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