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IN SHOOT OODEO The Latest Gleanings From All Over the State. TRI-COUNTY BANKERS MEET. Samuel Graham Elected President at Snow Hill Meeting. Snow Hill. —The semi-annual meet ing of the Tri-County Bankers’ Asso ciation was held here. Mayor Marion T. Hargis welcomed the visitors and the response was by Leonard Wailes, of Salisbury. In the absence of Presi dent William Spiva, of Princess Anne, Samuel A. Graham presided. Coleman Byrd, Pocomoke, is secretary. Mem bership in the association includes bank presidents, cashiers and their as sistants and directors of all banks in Somerset, Worcester and Wicomico counties. The election of officers re sulted as follows: Samuel Graham, Salisbury, president; George M. Up shur, Snow Hill, vice-president; E. C. Pulton, Salisbury, secretary; Edward H. Taylor, Stockton, treasurer, and an executive committee consisting of Wil liam L. Halloway, Berlin; Robert Duer, Princess Anne, and W. S. Gordy, Sal isbury. Maggie Dixon, a domestic employed by Clerk of the Court Harry W. Bow ers, Frederick, was arrested, charged with knowledge of the robbery of be tween S7OO and SBOO in cash and jew elry. A negro man and woman, thought to be Dixon and his wife, were seen at the house during the absence of the family a short time before the burglary was discovered. When an at tempt was made to search their home Dixon attacked the Sheriff and was ehot. Because of the large number of vis itors from all sections of the country the Annapolis Naval Academy authori ties have decided to secure guides to show them through the Government buildings and grounds, instead of de tailing members of the corps of watch men. The guides will not be paid by the Government. Men who have been retired from the service will engage in this work, their compensation to be by a per capita charge to persons com prising sightseeing parties. Judge Brashears, in the Anne Arun del Circuit Court, imposed the heaviest penalty upon Benjamin W. Swiesko, proprietor of a Fifth district resort, who pleaded guilty to two charges of violating the liquor laws by selling on Sunday. A fine of SSO and costs was assessed in each case, and as it de veloped that Swiesko had been in court on a similar charge on a previous oc casion, Judge Brashears ordered the revocation of his license. Charles Raguerki pleaded guilty be fore Judge Brashears at Annapolis to an indictment charging him with vio lating the liquor laws by selling beer in the Fifth district on Sundays. This is the first indictment of the kind that has been returned by the present grand jury, but it is understood other are being investigated. Rev. W. S. Sliimp, pastor of the Winebrennerian Church of God, at Germantown, near Blue Ridge Summit, has been transferred to the pastorate at Butler, Pa. He will be succeeded at Germantown by Rev. Samuel Kipe, of Hagerstown, pastor of the church at Edgewood. W. Reginald Spielman, for seven years operator, train dispatcher and assistant train dispatcher of the West ern Maryland Railway, has been ap pointed chief 'train dispatcher of the Middle Division of the Western Mary land Railway, with headquarters in Hagerstown. Several trees in the orchard on the farm of J. H. Saunders, near Silver Spring, are bearing a second crop of apples, which have - attained a com paratively large size. The first crop was destroyed by hail early in the year. Immediately after the storm two trees blossomed again. The Cotillon Club, of St. John’s Col lege, has arranged a series of dances for the winter social season at the college, the opening number of which will be given on December 12. The other dates are: January 16, February 6 and 20, April 1, May 15 and 29. A series of moral and scientific lec tures will be given every Friday after noon at the Winter Street School, Hagerstown. The first series, relating to moral subjects, will be delivered by the ministers of the city. Work was begun concreting the streets of Port Deposit. It is planning to make a concrete drive through the business portion of the town i;his fall and continue the work in the spring. Thirty shares of the stock of the Hagerstown Bank, par value sls, sold for slOl a share. Twelve shares of First National Bank stock, par $lO, brought $75 a share. Thirty-two shares of First National Bank stock, par Bank stock, par $lO, was sold for $14.85 a share. Rev. Walter G. Haupt, for five years rector of Old St. John’s Protestant Episcopal Church, Havre de Grace, preached his final sermon Sunday and will leave this week for his new charge at Reading, Pa. The Cumberland Valley Railroad has ordered from the American Car and Foundry Cpmpany equipment that will replace 25 per cent of its wooden cers with all-steel cars. The order calls for thirteen 70-foot passenger coaches and three 70-foot combination passen ger and baggage cars. Japan’s purchases of foreign machin ery in 1913 amounted to more than !$14,000,000. Thirty-two per cent, of the seven jmillion working women in this coun jtry are under age. AT ANNAPOLIS HAS FARM LABOR PLAN. Secretary of State Immigration Bureau Urges On Farmers. Concerted action by the farmers of the State to obtain labor has been suggested by officials of the State Bureau of Immigration. Lately, it is said, the bureau has been in receipt i of letters from farmers asking if some thing could not be done to assist them in getting labor, and the inability of the bureau to respond has caused the suggestion that the farmers - them selves take some action. The following letter was sent by John A. Tschantre, secretary of the bureau, to S. M. Whiteley, Longwoods, Talbot county: : Mr. S. M. Whiteley, Longwoods, Md.: My Dear Sir —Acknowledging your favor of October 27, I wish to state we are unable to assist you in securing the desired help. I have studied the labor question somewhat and realize its serious ness. I have come to the con clusion something must be done soon to solve it. In my opinion the simplest way to solve it is: Either the next Legislature create a labor bureau or the farmers or ganize themselves to this end. The best source from which to draw farm labor is the agricultural element of the Old World; you are aware of this fact as well as I. If our farmers should organize they must appoint a man of integ rity, who will face the obstacles of our contract labor law and the laws of the states in the old world intended to prevent solicitation of emigration, and induce industrious farm laborers to come to Mary land. This is done by railroads here and I cannot see why farm ers’ organizations should not be able to accomplish the same thing. Farm labor in most of the sec tions of Europe is very cheap and the only reason that it does not appear on our labor market is the lack of traveling expenses. The members of such a farmers’ organ ization must be willing, therefore, to advance these expenses. The farm laborers across the “big pond” is accustomed to hire his services for an entire year. The average wage paid him is $75 a year. There would be no diffi culty to induce him to come here by offering him SIBO a year with the stipulation that he return to his employer SSO paid for his trav eling expenses. As I said, the agent who does this work must be/ an honest man. He must in vestigate the record of every la borer he brings here. Although this bureau is under no legal obligation to furnish labor for our farmers, we have in the past supplied many farmers with help; but have found that men picked up here in Baltimore were either unfamiliar with farm work, or went to the country to work there until they found work again in the city. I, will keep.your application on file and as soon as I hear of a suit able family, shall communicate with you. Respectfully yours, JOHN A. TSCHANTREE, Secretary. Dr. John Ridout Acquitted. Dr. John Ridout, a physician of Ah napolis and chairman of the Repub lican State Central Committee for Anne Arundel county, was asquitted by Judge Brashears in the Circuit Court of charges of negligence brought against him by Dr. C. W. H. Bohrer, of the Bureau of Communicable Dis eases of the State Board of Health, at ■the instance of Dr. Walton H. Hop kins, the county health officer. The charge against Dr. Ridout grew out of the recent outbreak of smallpox at a negro settlement near Annapolis. It was claimed by the State and county health officials that the negroes, all of whom were patients of Dr. Ridout, ware afflicted with smallpox, but that the physician failed to make a report to the county health officer. Gets Six Years For Assault. Charged with assault with intent to kill, Edward Thompson, colored, was convicted in the Anne Arundel Circuit Court and Judge Brashears sentenced the negro to six years in the peniten tiary. Thompson shot Constable James Phipps, of the Eighth district, when the official attempted to quell a disturbance among negroes, of whom Thompson seemed to be the ringlead er. The trouble occurred at a negro campmeeting near Friendship. Con stable Phipps was shot in the abdo men. It was first thought that the wound would prove fatal, but he re covered at the University Hospital, Baltimore, whence he was removed im mediately after the shooting. Upon the return from a visit of three •weeks to her mother’s country estate )at Deercliffe, Conn., Mrs. Gibbons, wife of Capt. John H. Gibbons, superintend ent of the Naval Academy, formally announced that she will receive offi cially on Wednesday afternoons in No vember. The hours of the receptions will.be from 4 to 7 o’clock. The cornerstone of a new building to be erected by Oklahoma Tribe of Red Men, of Sabillasville, was laid at Frederick, The principal address was made by Judge Glenn H. Worthington. The building will be 30 by 52 feet and two stories high. The lodge room will be on the second floor. The tribe has a membership of 90. Southern Italy, including Sicily, dominates the lemon markets of the world. California is 'the only rival Italy has in the business. Taking cognizance of the various movements of the earth, a person tak ing a three-mile stroll has traveled 85,255 miles. Clockmaking in the Black forest of Baden and WuTttemberg now employs 14,000 persons. The total police force of England and Wales is now nearly 31,000. WORKING QUI PLAN OF ACTION Wilson to Be Ready When Elec tion Results Are Announced. MAY BE WORDS OR ACTION Weeks May Elapse Before the Mexi can Government Can Make a Definite Announce ment. Washington.—President Wilson let it be known that he is waiting for things to take definite shape in Mex ico as a result of the election last Sunday and that the United States government would not act uninformed in detail of what took place at the polls. Recently the President, in a note to the Mexican Foreign Office, trans mitted by Charge O’Shaughnessy, de clared that the election of October 26 would not be considered constitution al by the United States. How long the United States will wait for the returns is not known. It is believed that several days, perhaps weeks, will elapse before the Huerta government, handicapped by difficulties of com munication will be able officially to record the result, though November. 10 was the day set for the counting of the ballots. The President is at work on a plan by which he hopes to solve the trou bles of Mexico. One of the features of it i§ a formal statement of the aims and purposes of the United States in its stand against the influence of material interests in Latin-American affairs, its devotion to the cause of constitutional government on this hemisphere and its belief that a fair and free election with safeguards and guarantees must be held in order to establish a legal authority in the Southern Republic. This statement of the government’s attitude already out lined in the President’s speeches at Mobile and Swarthmore, in all prob ability will be communicated to Mex ico and a copy of these views trans mitted to foreign governments gen erally as an expression of policy by the Washington administration. These things were announced on the highest possible authority in Wash ington: 1. That whatever the United States may do in Mexico may take the form of “action,” this to be communicated to the powers through diplomatic repre sentatives at Mexico City simultane ously with whatever “action” the President may desire to take. 2. There will be absolutely no joint action between the United States and the European powers as to Mexico. 3. Any action which the United States may take or any announcement it may have to make will not be taken or made until the question of the Mexican elections have been definite ly settled. 4. President Wilson has some idea for the solution of the troubles, but it has not been formulated. 5. No European power has com municated to the United States gov ernment its views of any plans in dividually or collectively for the set tlement of the Mexican affairs. 6. The President has no knowledge of any preparation by chartering steamers or other incidents looking to intervention in Mexico. PANAMA CANAL LOCKS SAFE. Could Not Be Reached By Guns From Hostile Warships. Washington.—Secret tests recently made by the division of the Atlantic battleship fleet, under the command of Rear Admiral Usher, are said to have disclosed the fact that the Pan ama Canal virtually has nothing to fear from the fire of an enemy’s fleet, so far as the Gatun and other import ant locks are concerned. The tests, started last winter, are declared to have developed the fact that the fleet could not determine the location of the Gatun lock. It is also intimated that the data made public and supposed to give the topography of the canal were purposely inaccurate. In addition, it was discovered that the hills interven ing rendered the locks almost immune from damage by bombardment from sea. WOULD MAKE IT MAJORITY. Overman Wants Two-Thirds Rule To Override a Veto Eliminated. Washington.—Senator Overman, of North Carolina, introduced a joint resolution for a constitutional amend ment to permit a majority, instead of two-thirds of the Senate or House, to override a President’s veto, and also to empower the President to veto any distinct items in an appropriation bill without disapproving the remainder of the measure, PROFESSOR AND STUDENT LOST. Both Fire At Same Duck and Boat Is Capsized. Greenville, Texas. —Clifford Brilhart, professor of oratory, and Howard Thompson, student, both of Peniel University here, were drowned while duck hunting on the city reservoir. They fired at the same duck simultane ously and the recoil capsized their boat. HANS SCHMIDT’S CHUM GUILTY. Jury Finds Dr. Ernest Muret Is a Counterfeiter. New York. —“Dr.” Ernest Muret, friend of Hans Schmidt, confessed slayer of Anna Aumuller, who has been on trial in the Federal Court for coun terfeiting, was found guilty. On two counts of making and possessing coun terfeiting apparatus Muret was held to be guilty, but the jury decided that he was not guilty of conspiracy with Schmidt to counterfeit United States gold certificates, THE FROSTBDRG SPIRIT, FROSTBTJRG, MD. TELLING HIS FORTUNE (Copyright.) England Secures Option to Build Canal Through Colombia.—News Item. WILLIAM SULZER CASEAPPEALED Wm. Moore Petitions Federal Court to Review Trial. MAY REACH SUPREME COURT Alleged That Government Has Passed From People To Small Group Of Citi zens. New York. —The conviction of Wil liam Sulzer by the High Court of Im peachment and his removal from office as Governor of New York was thrown into the Federal Courts for review by William H. Moore, a printer of this city. In his petition Moore alleges that the control of the government of the State of New York has passed from the people to a small group of citi zens and that consequently New York is no longer enjoying a Republican form of government, as guaranteed by the Federal Constitution. Moore seeks to have the court en join Martin H. Glynn from exercising any of the functions of Governor, prays for the restoration of the office to 'Sulzer, attacks the Assembly for arrogating to itself the power to con vene in extraordinary session and pass articles of impeachment and con cludes his petition with a prayer for an auditing of all the State books. Members of the court of impeachment, Governor Glynn, Attorney-General Car mody, Secretary of State May and Sulzer himself are,.named as .defend ants. Sulzer, engaged in the height of a campaign for election to the Assembly on the Progressive ticket, expressed surprise at the filing of the suit. John Leary, counsel for Moore, said he would apply for a preliminary in junction in the case returnable in a week or 10 days. This, he anticipated, would probably be denied by the court without prejudice, which would give him an opportunity for an immediate appeal to the United States Supreme Court. Leary explained that Sulzer had been made a defendant in the case in order to give him an opportun ity to join in the prayer of the com plainant and also on the ground that the complainant was entitled to relief against Sulzer for abandoning the duties of his office. OPPOSES BRIDAL GIFT. Representative Gray Wants Congress To Send Congratulations Only. Washington. Congratulations in stead of a $2,500 present should be the wedding gift of the House to Miss Jessie Wilson, Representative Gray, of Indiana, declared in the House. In an impassioned speech he said that the plan of members to “chip in” $5 a head for a present to the White House bride “was indiscreet, improper, a shadow of the Dark Ages and prompt ed by a morbid desire to obtain rec ognition from the White House.” Re publican Leader Mann retorted that it would be hopeless to put into Gray’s soul “the expression which finds itself in the hearts of every other member of the House.” MRS. EATON IS ACQUITTED. Jury Returns “Not Guilty” Verdict After All-Night Session. Plymouth, Mass. —The record of Mrs. Jennie May Eaton as a wife, mother and daughter, as told by her self during three days of gruelling ex amination on the witness stand, freed her of the charge of having murdered her husband, Rear-Admiral Joseph Eaton. When the jury returned a ver dict of not guilty, after an all-night session that had given rise to a re port of disagreement, the news was flashed by telephone to the Eaton home in Assinippi, where the accused .woman’s crippled daughter Dorothy and her aged mother, Mrs. Virginia Harrison, had been waiting many hours. GEN. DIAZ IS GIVEN ASYLUM. Now Safe Aboard the Flagship Of Admiral Fletcher. Vera Cruz. —Gen. Felix Diaz applied to the American Consulate for projec tion and was taken on board the United States gunboat Wheeling. Jose Sandoval and Cecilio Ocon, two Mexi cans, and Alexander Williams, an American newspaper correspondent, who had made similar application to the consulate, were also taken on board the gunboat with General Diaz. FLAGSHIP IS NO PLOTTING PLACE f Gen. Felix Diaz Learns He is Under Restriction. ORDERED TO GO BELOW DECK Admiral Fletcher Says His Flagship Is An Asylum For Diaz, But He Will Take No Chances. Vera Cruz. —Gen. Felix Diaz, now a refugee on board the American battle ship Louisiana, learned that the privilege of asylum on a battleship carries with it certain restrictions not unlike prison regulations. By order of the admiral, General Diaz is not permitted communication with any one from shore, without his permis sion, and the admiral has given Gen eral Diaz to understand that such per mission will rarely be given. The enforcement of the order is rigid. “Will you please, go below, sir?" said the officer of the deck, salut ing the General when he had begun a conversation with a man who had brought his baggage aboard. General Diaz appeared to be' an noyed for an instant, but without hesi tation, complied. Admiral Fletcher explained that while he*was willing to place his flag ship at the disposal of General Diaz as an asylum, he did not propose to expose himself to the criticism of making it a place for possible plot ting. He asserted his confidence that General Diaz would not attempt to abuse hospitality by meeting friend 3 there, and from a safe vantage point indulge in intriguing or conspiracy, but he was resolved to take no chances. The disposition of Diaz and his com panions has not yet been determined, but it appears probable that they will eventually he set ashore from one of the battleships, probably the Louisi ana herself, when she sails from Mexi can waters this week. General Diaz has expressed his preference for Havana, adding, how ever, that he was willing to be set ashore anywhere except at a British port, since he was convinced that the British authorities would send him back to Mexico. He inquired of Mr. Lind, who visited him, if he thought landing him at Havana would embar rass the United States.' It is likely that he will be landed at Key West, from which port he could proceed to Havana if he desired. With reference to the future, Diaz professes to be through with politics and rebellions, and says he will ask nothing better, so long as his country is in its present state, than to be per mitted to live in peace abroad. ACCUSED OF WIFE MURDER AT 80 Fractured Woman’s Skull With Iron ing Board, Say Police. Philadelphia.—John Eberwine, 80 years old, a veteran of the Civil War, was arrested here on the charge of kiling his wife, 65 years old, by striking her over the head with an ironing board. The woman’s body was found by neighbors after the old man had asked them to send for his son. A physician discovered that her skull had been fractured. The police say Eberwine has confessed that he struck his wife because she had insisted on giving a stove they passessed to their son. FILIPINOS ARE WARNED. Concessions To Foreign Capitalists Will Hamper Independence. Boston. —The Filipinos are warned against foreign capital by the Anti- Imperialist League in a letter to the islanders published, which says: “In every possible way discourage and limit that kind of development by ‘foreign’ capital which is now openly urged by those who know and are bold enough to assert that such a de velopment- will prevent almost cer tainly the severance of the ties which bind you as a ‘colony’ to the United States.” JAPAN HELD UP AS BUGABOO. Would Resent Interference In Mexico, Rome Paper Thinks. Rome.—Commenting on Mexican affairs, the Tribuna says that if the Administration at Washington pro ceeds further in its interference other countries, especially Japan, cannot re main indifferent. “If the United States intends actually to insist upon Huerta abandoning his dictatorship,” adds the Tribuna, “it must intervene with military forces.” STRANGEST OF DIVORCE GASES Couple Took a Solemn Vow to Lead Lives of Purity. WIFE IS FIGHTING HUSBAND Decree Awarded C. R. H. Cunningham, Steel Magnate, In Philadelphia On Charge Of Cruel and Bar barous Treatment. Philadelphia.—One of the strangest divorce cases that has never occupied the attention of courts was argued be fore the judge of Court of Common Pleas here, when Mrs. Irene D. Cun ningham presented exceptions to the recommendations of a master that her husband, Clement R. H. Cunningham, be awarded a decree of absolute separation on the charge of cruel and barbarous treatment. Mr. Cunningham is president of a steel castings company and is wealthy. About 18 years ago, when he was about to marry the respondent, it ap pears that the couple knelt down in the parlor of the woman’s home and took a solemn vow to lead lives of purity. The purity pact prevailed unbroken, and the marriage contract was never consummated. This, Mrs. Cunning ham said, was in keeping with the pre nuptial vow to pass the remainder of the lives in “perfect purity." The couple -lived together until De cember 12, 1809. On that day they quarreled and Cunningham left his wife. He alleged his withdrawal was justified because his wife had refused to fulfill her conjugal vows. Mrs. Cunningham was consequently asked in a court proceeding if she were will ing to take her -husband bock. “I fear him,” she replied. “I think his love for me is lost by his leaving the room at nights and not returning for many hours. This has made me have a fear of him.” The late Judge Magil, who first heard the marital difficulties, granted the woman an order of SIOO a month for her support and maintenance. Her husband applied to the Superior Court from the support order and Judge Orlady, in reversing the lower court’s decision, decided that such a purity pact between a married pair is not only an “unnatural and peculiar view of what constitutes purity of the mar riage relation, but virtually annuls the marriage contract.” At the time -this decision of -the Su perior Court was rendered Mr. Cun ningham had pending a suit for di vorce on the ground of cruel and bar barous treatment, his complaint being relative to the insistence by the re spondent that the purity pact continue indefinitely. The master to whom the case was referred reported in favor of a decree divorcing the wife. Mrs. Cunningham, feeling that she should not suffer the stigma of divorce because of her adherence to what she believed was a sacred vow of purity, retained former Judge Gordon to com bat the suit for divorce. In arguing exceptions, which he filed to the findings of the master, the former judge contended that the testi mony taken before the master proved conclusively -that Mrs-. Cunningham had always been a good, loving wife and an estimable woman and that she ha'd never been guilty of any overt ori threatening act of violence or abused her husband in away which, under the law and the decisions, warranted the granting of a divorce for her hus band on -the ground specified. The court reser ed decision. INVITATIONS GOING OUT. President and Mrs. Wilson Send Out Coveted Cards. Washington.—lnvitations for the White House wedding, on November 25, are being sent out. The invita tions are engraved simply and read: “The President and Mrs. Wilson re quest the pleasure of the presence of at the wedding of their daugh ter, Miss Jessie Woodrow, to Mr. Francis Bowers Sayre on November twenty-fifth, nineteen hundred and thirteen, at half after four o’clock, at the White House.” The number of invitations has not been finally de cided upon, and detailed plans for the wedding are not yet ready for announcement. CONGRATULATES “BILLY” HITT. Duke D’Abruzzi Cables Best Wishes To His Rival. Rome.—The Duke of the Abruzzi, learning of Miss Katherine H. Elkins’ marriage to William F. R. Hitt, iip medlately cabled his congratulations to them. The Duke, a fine sailor man, Arctic explorer and mountain climber, a cousin of the King, had paid many attentions to the lovely Miss Elkins. “TALK,” SAYS MR. BRYAN. Refuses To Discuss Seriously the Newspaper Reports From Germany. Washington.—Secretary Bryan de clined to discuss dispatches from Ber lin that President Wilson had forbid den Justice Gerard, the new Ameri can Ambassador to Germany, to wear a uniform at state functions. “This is the kind of newspaper stories,” said Bryan, “which I decline to discuss.” CELL FOR CARNEGIE TRUST MAN. Supreme Court Refuses Writ Of Error In Cummins Case. Washington. Justice Hughes, of the Supreme Court, refused to grant an application for a review of the con viction of William J. Cummins on a charge of larceny from the Carnegie Trust Company of New York. The doll is probably the most an tique of -toys. It has been found in side -the graves of the children of ancient Rome. WARNS FOREIGN INTERESTS OFF President’s Significant Message to All the World. FOR POLICY OF MORALITY. United States Will Help the Emancl. patlon Through Motives Of Moral ity, Not Expediency—Canal Opens Up New Era. Mobile, Ala. —While avoiding any mention specifically of Mexico, or any European influence connected with the Mexican situation, President Woodrow Wilson delivered a speech here Mon day, which appeared to be freighted with significance, and which served to point with further directness the policy of the United States, not only toward Mexico, but toward all Central and South American republics. Mr. Wilson spoke before the South ern Commercial Congress, and the big audience which heard him constantly ( was swept with cheers and applause. The President smilingly took his hear ers into his confidence when he ex plained he must speak “with modera tion and without indiscretion.” A score of South American Latin- American diplomats sat just behind the President while he spoke, and many of his remarks were addressed in conversational tones to them. There were those in the audience who thought the President might take ad vantage of the opportunity afforded by his speech here to say something regarding the Mexican crisis. He, however, spoke only in general terms, but many of his sentences were pointed with a meaning so clear as to leave little doubt of their intent. Meant For Europe. “Material interests” —a phrase much in use internationally of late in char acterizing the attitude of foreign nations toward Mexico —frequently was employed by the President. He declared the American republics had suffered long from the hard bargains forced upon'them by concessionaries seeking “material interests” in the countries affected. The President de clared that through motives of “moral ity and not expediency” the United States desired to help the Latin-Ameri can Republic to an “emancipation from the insubordination Which has been in evitable to foreign enterprises.” The President’s speech was uttered with a confidence which bespoke the dominant part the United States ex pects to play in the future of the American republics. Not through any idea of “material interests,” he care fully explained, but through a love of the principle of constitutional liberty. “The United States will never again seek to obtain' one additional foot of territory by conquest,” he declared amid applause. Mr. Wilson spent six busy hours in Mobile. He arrived early in the morn- ** lag and was taken jointly in hand by the members of the Southern Com mercial Congress and citizens of the city. He was breakfasted, driven about the city by automobile, taken on a sight-seeing expedition in the harbor and started back to Washington with cheers ringing about his special train. The President was in a tearing rush from the moment he reached the city until he left and if any dispatches of state reached him, their delivery was deferred until he reached the seclusion of his train. GATES DIES IN HIS CAR. Son Of Late Financier Victim Of Apoplexy At Cody, Wyo. Cody, Wyo.—Charles G. Gates, son of the late John W. Gates, died in his private car here of a stroke of apoplexy. His body will be sent East byway of Billings, Mont. Mr. Gates came West about a month ago on the advice of physicians, who accompanied him. There was some improvement after his arrival here and a hunting trip was planned. It was successful from the sportsman’s viewpoint, but tjie exertion seemed to leave Mr. Gates weaker. HUERTA MAY QUIT. — \ Reported Pressure Being Brought To Bear Upon Him. Mexico City. A report, which gained currency here, that Gen. Vic bordano, Huerta had offered to resign the presidency in favor of David De La Fuente, former minister of communi cation and the candidate of the Liberal Republicans in the recent election, was later characterized as absolutely un true by the Norwegian minister, Michael Stromlie, who had been credit ed with being one of the principals in the incident. KILLS HER DIVORCED HUSBAND. Woman Shoots Man In Front Of Hia Eighth Wife. Williamson, W. Va. —Mrs. Sarah Sloan shot and killed her divorced ’hus band at an isolated point on Black berry creek, Kentucky, near Matewan. After the shooting Mrs. Sloan boarded a train and came here, where she was later arrested. From what can be learned Mrs. Sloan killed her hus- ' band in the road in front of the Sloan residence. Mrs, Sloan, it is said, was the seventh wife of Jud Sloan and the man’s eighth wife witnessed the shoot ing. ORDINANCE FREEZES CITY. With Temperature Low, Sparta Coal Men Can’t Sell. Sparta, Wis. —This city of 4,000 population is experiencing a real freez-out. All orders received at the three main coal yards of the city were rejected, and buyers were notified that. It was impossible to operate under the city’s new ordinance, which requires that all coal should be weighed on the city scales. One small coal-yard re mains, but it cannot meet the demand.