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IN SHORT ORDER The Latest Gleanings From All Over the State. The passing of tollgates in Montgom ery county was accomplished, when the .Union Turnpike Company trans ferred to the State Roads Commission the 16 miles of road from the District of Columbia line to Ashton byway of Wheaton, Norbeck, Olney and Sandy .Spring and to the County Commission ers the nine miles from Olney to Brookeville and from Sandy Spring to Ednor. For the section acquired by the commission $20,000 was paid and the County Commissioners paid $5,000 for the other nine miles. Im mediately after the transfers were made President Charles F. Kirk, of the turnpike company, notified the toll gate keepers at Sligo, Wheaton, Olney and Sandy Spring to collect no more tolls. The Good Roads Commission, it is announced, will at once begin the work of improving its 16 miles at an estimated cost of about $5,000 a mile, and the County Commissioners are ex pected to do likewise with the other nine miles, but will probably not start the work until next year. The Pennsylvania Railroad Com pany has made several changes in agents at stations on the Cambridge and Seaford branch, as follows: J. T. Jump, transferred from Wyoming to Cambridge, to take charge of the freight department; Martin L. Smith, present freight agent, will assume charge of passenger traffic; A. T. Scot ten, .transferred from East New Mar ket to Wyoming, and Charles Hill, clerk at the Lewes depot, will take Scotten’s place at East New Market. I. E. Christopher has been made gen eral agent at Hurlock in place of La ban Harper. Roland T. Anderson was transferred from Federalsburg to Do ver and William Wheatley sent to Federalsburg from Blacks. \ Marylanders fared well in Post master-General Burleson’s announce ment of increases in salaries in the Postoffice Department: Robert H. Shepherd, of Maryland, had his pay increased from $660 to $720; Charles Abert, from SI,OOO to $1,200; Charles F. Creager, from $1,600 to $1,800; George T. Sinclair, from $720 to $900; Rich ard E. Murdock, from $720 to S9OO, and Paul W. Stauffer, from $720 to SI,OOO. The lucky Marylanders are clerks in the department. Treasurer Jacob Tyson and Howard Magruder, of the Board of Charities and Corrections, have recommended to the County Commissioners to re move all insane patients from Monte vue Hospital to the State Institution, where they will be cared for at SIOO a year. The cost of maintenance at the Frederick asylum has been about $212 a year. The Frederick farm, in cluding the buildings, represents an outlay of $200,000. The Belair Minstrel Club has been organized with Norman ,L. Kisling president and manager and Charles O. Lee secretary and treasurer. The members of the club are: William G. Hopkins, Stanley Walter, Emory Mc- Comas, Oscar DeCourse, Wilton Me Abee, Frank Webb, Leßoy Coale, Jo seph Shanahan, Richard Bode, Walter B. Young, Simon Getts, Paul Grafton, Oh in ton Rechord and Dr. David B. Getts. At a meeting of the vestry of St. Anne’s Protestant Episcopal Church, Annapolis, the following, were elected vestrymen: Rear Admiral Scheuler, of the pavy; Rudolph Kaisey and Frank A. Munroe. Mr. Mun-roe was formerly senior warden and W. Mead: Holladay was elected to that position, while Dr. William N. Berkeley was elected junior warden, vice Mr. Hol laday. Mrs. Minnie B. Trice, of Hurlock, agent for her sons, Ralph A. McCar ter, of Norristown, Pa., and J. Ell wood McCarter, of Dallas, Texas, has sold the McCarter farm, near town, to John W. Schmick. The farm contains 95 acres and was the home of the lat* 001. J. E. McCarter. The price paid was $9,500. The State road being built through St. Mary’s county is fast nearing com pletion. An average of 160 yards of road per day is being built. The road Is being made of concrete. It is 15 feet wide and when completed will extend from Hughesville to Mechanics ville, a distance of eight miles. The large stable of A. T. Kingsberry, near Savage, including a lot of corn, hay, harness and farming implements, was destroyed by fire. A bucket bri gade saved the dwelling after it had caught fire several times. A horse, badly burned, was taken from the stable. The loss is about $1,200. During the month of October, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Ellcton, Cecil Kirk issued 194 marriage licenses, which is the record month in the his tory of the office. Since May 1 nearly 800 marriage licenses have been is sued. A lodge of Odd Fellows has been in stituted at Galestown with 35 mem bers. A. W. Wheatley was elected noble grand; Luther Wheatley, treas urer; Cook Wheatley, financial secre tary, and John T. Collins, recording secretary. William, young son of Harry Snyder, near Downsville, spilled a kettle of boiling water over himself and was shockingly scalded. Red Men’s Hall, at Fredericksburg, is being enlarged to occupy the entire second floor over the postoffice. Mrs. Maria Walmsley, aged 89 years, of near Earlville, was found dead in bed from cerebral hemorrhage. Miss Annie Buck, of Shady Grove, returning from a reception, jumped from a carriage and broke an arm. AT ANNAPOLIS TO ACT ON AMENDMENTS. Most Of Those Passed Now Depend On Legislature. Legislative action will be necessary to put in force most of the amend ments to the State Constitution adopt ed at last week’s election. This is true of the condemnation, printing, anti bribery -and Attorney General’s depart ment amendments. Those providing for an additional judge In ‘the Third judicial circuit, | composed of Harford and Baltimore counities, and for increasing the sal aries of the State’s Attorney for Balti more city and his deputy and assist ants operate automatically. The condemnation amendment pro vides that the Legislature may author ize the courts to appoint appraisers, upon whose valuation property in Bal timore city may be taken for public purposes by the city or the State, sub ject to adjustment to such valuation as may be made by a jury in case the jury allows a higher price. This amendment cannot become, effective until the authority has been given the courts to appoint appraisers. The printing amendment, providing that the Legislature may print bills instead of engrossing tfcepi by hand, will be carried out by the rules adopt> ed by the Legislature; the anti-bribery amendment provides that the penalty for election bribery may be put upon the vote-buyer alone and the Legisla ture will have to pass laws to that effect to give it force; and, of course, the amendment providing for assist ants to the Attorney-General •who will advise the various State departments will depend upon action of the Legisla ture in fixing the number and salaries of the assistants^ Under the provisions of the amend ment for the additional judge, his selection is to 'take place at the first election following thie adoption of the amendment. That will be the Con gress ion al election next year. There has been a general idea that the new judge would come from Bal timore county because the great bulk of the court business in the Third dis trict arises there. This may not hap pen, however, because the point is made that of the three judges now in the district, Baltimore county has two —Judge Burke and Judge Duncan — and Is not entitled to a third, while Harford county has only one member of the bench, Judge William H. Har lan. Nevertheless, Baltimore countians already are talking about their judicial timber. Z. Howard Isaac has been mentioned and former State’s Attor ney Robert H. Bussey is said to be a candidate. Elmer J. Cook has also been mentioned. All are Democrats. The amendment increasing the salaries in the State’s Attorney’s office will become effective when proclaim ed by the Governor. This will prob ably be done in a short while. The in creases are $5,400 for the State’s At torney instead of $4,500; $4,000 for the Deputy State’s Attorney instead of $2,500, and not more than $2,500 for the assistants. MAN AND WOMAN IN DUEL. Mrs. Hutton and Thomas J. Garrett Engage In Pistol Battle. Rockville. —A fusilade of shots com ing from the home of William P. Hut ton, at Linden, Montgomery county, disturbed the usual quiet of that little village and the announcement a few minutes later that a double shooting had occurred at the Hutton home created intense excitement. The par ticipants of the shooting were Mrs. Hutton, who is at her home, suffering from four pistol shot wounds, and Thomas J. Garrett, of Linden, who is in a Washington hospital with a pistol shot wound of the abdomen, for which •he holds Mrs. Hutton responsible. Mrs. Hutton says Garrett shot her. It is not thought that the wounds of either will prove fatal. According to a state ment made by Mrs. Hutton to State’s Attorney W. O. Spates and Sheriff Clif ford L. Howard, she and her husband separated several weeks ago. Recent ly, Mrs. Hutton says, Garrett has been calling on her frequently without any encouragement from her. Mrs. Hutton says, Garrett called at her home and was under the influence of liquor. Upon entering the house, she says, he drew a revolver and in formed her that he was going to kill her and then himself, at the same time pressing the weapon to her side. He did not carry out his threat, however, but 'told Mrs. Hutton to go upstairs and that when she reached there to holler and he would blow out his brains. Mrs. Hutton told the authori ties that she went upstairs and got a revolver from a bureau drawer, and that Garrett followed, calling to her that he had changed his mind and that she would have to die with him. As Garrett approached her, Mrs. Hutton says she 'turned and the firing began. Mrs. Hutton did not know whether she or Garrett fired the first shot, but thinks Garrett did, because she felt, a burning sensation in her right thigh, where one of Garrett’s bullets enter ed, before she pulled the trigger. A new lodge of Odd Fellows has been instituted at Galestown, with 35 members. J. E. England has purchased the Charles England farm, in Kent county, for $5,050. Henry M. Pierson, an undertaker of North East, while driving down Mearn’s hill was thrown out of his wagon and his collar bone and two ribs were broken. Golden Rod Council, Junior Order United American Mechanics, of Leiters burg, held memorial services Sunday. Addresses were made by A. C. Strife, of Hagerstown, and Rev. Vic tor Miller, of Leitersburg. Miss Lucy T. Boyd, teacher of domestic science ait the Havre d Grace and Aberdeen High Schools, has resigned to accept a similar position ait the Shreveport (La.) High School. His clothing catching in a hay pres*, Everett Twyford, of Chrome, sustain ed a dislocated arm. GIRL BINDS ID GAGSJRSELF Saturates Clothing With Kero sene and Starts a Fire. FAKES STORY OF ASSAULT. Believed That So Much Thought Of Danger Of Attacks Became a Mania With the Woman. Chicago. Fernwood, a . residence suburb, was thrown into great ex clfcknent when Gertrude Hanson, aged 17, a pretty domestic in the employ of Mrs. Otto V. Johns, was found un conscious in the basement, her feet and hands tied, a gag in her mouth, her , clothing saturated with kerosene and the basement room blazing with burning paper. The rumor quickly spread that the girl had been assaulted and then stricken down with a hammer and the house set on fire to conceal the crime. Detectives rushed to the dis trict and began rounding up all sus picious characters. After a long cross-examination, the girl confessed to the police that she tied her feet, gagged herself, soaked her clothing with kerosene, set fire to a lot of waste paper in the basement and then tied a handkerchief over her eyes and slipped her hands into a noose previously prepared. The dense fumes from the burning paper ren dered her unconscious and she would have perished had not Mrs. Johns smelled the smoke and rushed into the basement. She dragged the un conscious girl outside and a chemical engine company made short work of the fire. The girl is unable to explain her queer actions or give any motive. She says she has been in constant alarm because of attacks upon women in the suburbs. The case bears many aspects of the notorious Ella Gingles affair. In that case a girl told of be ing dragged into a bathroom in a hotel and assaulted, after being tortured for/ a long time. It resulted in a trial that attracted international interest and at its close the girl was sent back to Ireland, where she afterward married. The Hanson girl is unusually pretty and a mere child. The police believe she gave so much thought to the dan ger of attacks upon women and girls that it became a mania with her, and she probably bound and gagged her self in the manner she feared she would be bound and gagged if she should find a man hiding in the base ment. COST OF PANAMA CANAL. Will Be Well Within the Appropria tion Of $375,200,900. Washington.—Colonel Goethals. in charge of Panama Canal construction, expects to finish h.is work well within the allotted appropriation of $375,200,- 900. This means that the cost of com pletion of the big ditch must be within $36,394,038.32, the amount remaining. Plans for furnishing the needed money have been made by the House Appro priations Committee and will he rush ed through the House immediately upon the return of the committee from its inspection of the project. SUIT AGAINST NEW HAVEN. Alleges Engineer Was Allowed To Work Too Long. Providence, R. I. —Alleging that an engineer on the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad was al lowed to work more than 16 hours out of 24, United States District Attorney Walter R. Stines brought suit against the company here. The suit is the first of the kind ever brought in this jurisdiction. FREAK INCOME TAX QUERY. Can It Stop Income Of Grafters and Burglars At th'e Source? Washington.—" Does the new income tax have any regulation whereby you can stop entirely at its source the in come of burglars and grafters?” This was the freak inquiry which added to the manifold tribulations already be setting administrators of the new law at the Treasury Department. SECRET DIVORCES ABOLISHED. Proceedings In Washington Will Be Heard In Open Court. Washington.—Secret divorce pro ceedings have been abolished in the capital’s courts by a revision of rules which will provide that all divorce cases and proceedings for annulments of marriages shall be heard in open court and that witness shall be ex amined publicly. GERMANY FOR IT. Combination Of Powers In Support Of American Policy. Berlin. —At the German Foreign Office it was said that a combination of the powers, in support of the United States would be considered by Ger many and other European powers in case the United States expressed a wish in that direction. If, however, such a suggestion came from Pro visional President Huerta, it would not be considered by Germany unless the United States desired it. TREATING CONVICTS KINDLY. Stripes Abolished At the San Quentin Penitentiary. San Quentin, Cal. —At San .Quentin Penitentiary there are but six striped suits worn. These are used by the men in solitary confinement. Around tlie bonfire which destroyed the striped uniforms stood nearly 2,000 convicts in gray cadet suits. Music of the prison band mustered out the historic convict marking. Hereafter there will be marks for the different classes. THE FROSTBURG SPIRIT, FROSTBURG, MD EMBARRASSING MOMENTS (Copyright.) ULTIMATUM OR CURRENCY BILL Fundamentals Must Be Restored or Caucus Will Be Called. DEMOCRATIC LEADERS AGREE Telegrams Sent To Absentee Senators Directing Them To Return. Measure Is Greatly Changed. Washington.-—Democratic leaders in the Senate have decided that unless the Senate, Banking and Currency Committee promptly voted back into the Administration Currency bill some of the fundamentals that it had eli minated, a party conference or caucus would be called to consider the sub ject. Telegrams were sent to absent Democrats Urging them to return to Washington at once. The Senate committee had con tinued to make changes in the House bill to which supporters of the Ad ministration took exception and a number of Democratic Senators at 'the White House told President Wilson that no progress -would be made by permitting the House bill to be buffeted about in a committee wherein a coalition of Republicans and “insur gent” Democrats would alter the en tire theory of the measure. It is not known what position the President took. Newspaper men who asked the President whether a caucus would be called were told by him that it was a subject for the Senate to decide. ARRESTED Ap*~ER RESCUE. Fisherman Saved From Death and Then Heavily Fined. Manitowoc, Wis. Rescued from probable death from exhaustion after he had been adrift on the lake for 17 hours, John Raddantz, a local fisher man, was arrested and fined SSO and costs on a charge of planting nets after the closed season. While lift ing his nets the gasoline supply in the launch gave out. When the Two Rivers life-saving crew found him, Raddantz was lying in the bottom of the craft wrapped in a piece of canvas. “If it was my time to die I’d go any way,” he declared calmly. H NEW EXPRESS RATES FEB. 1. Companies Urged Inability To Arrange Schedules Till Then. Washington.—The new express rates formulated by the Interstate Com merce Commission, which will provide a cut of $26,000,000 in the express monopoly’s gross revenues, will not become effective until February 1. An order had been issued making the new rates effective December 1, but the express companies, which accepted tlie cut without a fight, have notified the Commission that they cannot ar range for the change until February. MOTHER AND TWINS BURNED. Babies Die In Flames —The Mother Cannot Live. Utica, N. Y. —Endeavoring to hurry the kitchen fire in preparation of the evening meal, x Mrs. Antonio Zysk poured kerosene on to the stove. There was an explosion and she ran, a flam ing torch into the street. Her cloth ing was burned from her body and she will die. The house was gutted and when the firemen entered the kitchen they found Mrs. Zysk’s twin babies, aged four, burned to a crisp. EDITOR’S SKULL FRACTURED. Has Fight With Defeated Candidate In Boston. Boston.—(-Pre-election hostilities in Boston between Representative Thos. J. Giblin and James E. Maguire, a newspaper editor, were resumed when the two men met on the street. When the argument was ended Maguire was taken to a hospital to be treated for a fractured skull, and the police be gan a search for Giblin, who was de feated for re-election in the recent election. BRYAN AT FOOD SHOW. Gets Armful Of Samples and Sees Many Women With Auburn Locks. Washington.—Secretary of State William Jennings Bryan, who carries his lunch to work and does his own marketing, figured on some new menus as a result of his visit to the National Food Show, where he sam pled grape juice, gathered in an arm ful of food samples and was dazzled by the presence of 1,200 titian-haired women invited for “red-haired ladies’ night.” HISTORIC FRIGATE BIiRNEDFOR JUNK Santee’s Final Voyage Was From Baltimore Harbor. HAD SUNK AT ANNAPOLIS. Vessel a Practice Ship At Naval Academy After Usefulness As Fighter Was Over —Saw Years Of Service As Prison. Boston, Mass. —On the beaoli of Governors Island was burned for junk the historic wooden frigate, Santee, remnant of tihe early days of the navy, onetime practice ship of the midshipmen at Annapolis and known to practically every officer in the serv ice through the fact that for years she was used as a prison for dis obedient middies. The Santee, which was in Admiral Farragut’s fleet at Mobile, burned fiercely, her timbers, dried by many years, making fine fuel. The blaze was visible for miles at sea. The old warship had been bought by a junk concern for her brass fittings. The selling of the historic vessel was not considered by the govern ment until after she had sprung a leak and sunk at her dock at Annapolis, i After the sunken vessel had been sold for junk, the firm which bought the historic craft had her towed to Baltimore, whe*e she was drydocked and made sufficiently seaworthy to stand the trip to Boston for dis mantling. The Santee was built just before the Civil War, but because of a mis take in her design she was never used for any important service. Tradition has it that the error was pointed out to the designer by his young son, and the designer shot himself on the deck of the vessel. The mistake was that the portholes were built directly op posite each other, thus affording an open line of fire to an opposing vessel. MRS. LUCiNDA GODDARD DEAD. When 69 Years Old She Was Mar ried To a Student, Aged 20. Hartford, Conn. • Mrs. Lucinda Treat Goddard, aged 73, whose mar riage to Charles A. Goddard, a 20- year-old Yale student, brought her to public notice in 1909, died at her home. Death was due to apoplexy. At the time of her marriage -to Goddard, her son made an unsuccessful effort to have a conservator appointed for her estate, which is said to be extensive. THEY FOUND OUT. Two Young Men In Dying Condition Because Of Curiosity. Newburgh, N. Y.—Finding a vial of small round tablets on the street, Ed ward Grant, aged 27, and William Deleihanty, 28, swallowed some of the contents and are now in a hospital here in a dying condition. Both were found semi-conscious on the river front. “We knew the tablets were poisonous,” said Grant, “but we wanted to learn what they tasted like.” BLOWN FROM CANNON’S MOUTH. Nine Plotters Against Ameer Of Afghanistan Executed. Allahabad, British India. —Nine ring leaders of an abortive plot recently discovered against the reigning Ameer of Afghanistan, Habibullah Khan, were executed at Kabul, the Afghanistan capital. The conspirators were blown from the mouths of cannon. RAILROADS’ REVENUE DROPS. Loss Per Mile Most Conspicuous In East. Washington. Net revenues per mile of 125 railroads throughout the United States during July, August and September were $96 less this year than in the same six months last year, according to statistics prepared by the Interstate Commerce Commission. Last year these revenues amounted to $1,224 a milfe, whereas this year they were only $1,128. The loss was most conspicuous in the Eastern district. GEN. FELIX DIAZ STABBED. Wounds Inflicted By Mexican In Havana —Assailant Arrested. Havana. —General Felix Diaz was stabbed by a Mexican here. He was wounded twice, probably not fatally. The attack on Diaz occurred while he was walking on the Malecon, a fash ionable promenade. He was wounded behind the ear and 'in the neck, be sides receiving several blows on the head from a cane. Diaz was removed to a hospital. His assailant was ar rested. U. S. BENDING MORE WARSHIPS Looks Like Naval Demonstration to Force Out Huerta. ENVOY LEND ADMITS AS MUCH Latest Inquiries At Mexico City Guarded With Great Secrecy. France Asked To Mediate, Report. Washington.—The most significant thing bearing on the present strained relations between the Wilson Adminis tration and the Government of Presi dent Huerta was the announcement by the Navy Department that the scout cruiser Chester had been order ed placed in full commission and will leave Philadelphia in a day or two for the east coast of Mexico, and that the armored cruiser California, which was to have been relieved from service on the west coast of Mexico by the armor ed cruiser Pittsburgh, will remain there after the Pittsburgh arrives. When the Chester reaches Vera Cruz there will be 10 United States warships on the east coast of Mexico. This number includes one or two bat tleships that will go to Galveston whenever it is feasible, in order to give their crews shore liberty. Until Wednesday there have been only six American warships on the east coast, inclusive of the vessel permitted to proceed to Galveston. The battleships Rhode Island, New Jersey and Vir ginia, arrived at Vera Cruz and it was announced shortly before they reached there that the battleships sent to re lieve would not be withdrawn. Although the Secretary of the Navy explained that he had added the Ches ter to the force in Eastern Mexican waters without consulting the Secre tary of State, the sudden and heavy augmentation of the American squad ron in that vicinity appears to be significant. On the face of things the government seems to be preparing for a possible emergency requiring the use of force. Special Envoy Lind, at Vera Cruz, was reported as admitting that the Administration at Washington is mak ing strong indications of the necessity of Huerta’s resigning his control of the Mexican government. The Vera Cruz press is greatly excited and the peo ple are even more so. When the Pittsburgh arrives on the west coast of Mexico the American naval force on that coast will consist of the armored cruisers California, Maryland and Pittsburgh, the gunboat Annapolis and the supply ship Glacier. Rear Admiral Cowles commands this squadron. In addition to the significance at tached to the orders to the Chester, it was pointed out that this vessel is fitted with the most powerful radio telegraph apparatus of any ship in the United States Navy. PROMOTED FOR RESCUE. First Officer Of Grosser Kurfuerst Is , Made a Captain. New York. —Maurice Spangenberg, first officer of the steamer Grosser Kurfuerst, was promoted to a cap taincy in recognition of the rescue by himself and lyis men of 105 passengers of the steamer Volturno, which burned at sea. Spangenberg was in cpm mana of the Grosser Kurfuerst when she aided the burning liner. CALLS FRANCHISE “A BURDEN.” Rhode Island “Antis” Say Women Don’t Want To Vote. Providence, R. I. —At the annual meeting of the State Association Op posed to Woman Suffrage, the presi dent, Mrs. Rowland G. Plazard, said a canvass of the women in Rhode Island had proved that they regarded votes for women as “an unnecessary bur den.” ONE-INCH LAND SALE. Smallest Parcel Ever Disposed Of In Nev York Brings SSO. New York. —The smallest portion of land ever sold in this city was a one inch strip on Ninety-first street, ac cording to real estate records com piled. It was sold as the result of a partition suit, brought to clear a title. The strip brought SSO at auction, be ing bid in by the owner of the lot to which it originally belonged. WHEAT CROP BETTER. Department Of Agriculture Estimate Is Encouraging For the Present Year. Washington.—The ‘ Department of Agriculture estimated the 1913 wheat crop at 753,233,000 bushels, as com pared with 730,267,000 bushels last year. PHOEBE COUSINS SEEKS JOB. First American Woman Lawyer Desti tute At 73. Washington. —Miss Phoebe Cousins, the first American woman lawyer and once a noted lecturer, is seeking a gov ernment position in Washington. She has written from her home in St. Louis to friends here asking them to aid her in obtaining a position in one of the departments. Miss Cousins, now 73 years old, is well known in many cities of the country. It is said she is now in destitute circumstances. PLAGUE MENACES PANAMA. Increase Of Yellow Fever In South America Alarms Officials. Washington. The presence of bubonic plague and yellow fever on the great trade routes from the south con verging upon the Panama Canal is giving grave concern to American health officials. Consul Baker report ed to the State Department that dur jig the month of October there were 112 cases of plague in Guayaquil and that yellow fever was on the increase there. TIE THIRTEENTH IT WjjITE HOUSE Miss Wilson is Not Afraid of the Hoodoo. TWELVE OTHER WEDDINGS. Great Interest Taken By the Ameri can People in the Event—The Other Weddings That Have Taken Place There. Washington.—ln two weeks one of the most interesting events scheduled for this season will take place, and that is the wedding of the second daughter of the President of the United States. Miss Jessie Wilson will when she becomes the bride of Mr. Frances Bowen Sayre make the thirteenth bride to have been married in the White House. From now on specula tion will be rife as to the gifts, the trousseau, the list of wedding guests, and the thousand and one things that concern 'the young woman, who fol lows bravely in her father’s footsteps and says, “Well, thirteen always was my lucky number.” Mr. Sayre, who is to share with Miss Wilson all the agreeable publicity of a White House wedding, probably cares as little as she that the wedding will be the thirteenth to be celebrated in the romantic old colonial mansion, dear ito all Americans, and known to all familiarly, as the White House, in stead of the more stately and perhaps dignified name of the Executive Man sion. In itself it is a romantic old mansion, it even has a ghost or sev eral, according to the old time colored folk, who claim to have seen the “haunts” under the big front portico. But if there is a spook, it must be a benefloient old soul, for from this house of dreams the way to happiness has led for at least 12 other couples. A White House wedding is an event to stir one’s blood in Washington. When Miss Alice Roosevelt became the bride of Representative Nicholas Longworth in 1906 pages and pages were written concerning the event for days and even weeks beffire. It seem ed to be almost the only topic of news of interest to the people. And why should it mot be, the White House be ing the house of the people, and its occupants put there by the people? An Historic List. The wedding of Miss Wilson and Mr. Sayre, will be the last up to date of a long list of historic weddings which have since 1811 taken place in the White House. The first’was that of Lucy Payne Washington, sister of Mrs. James Madison, 'the wife of the then President Madison, who was married to D. Judge Todd, of Ken tucky. The others who have pledged their troth in the famous old mansion are: In 1812, Anna Todd, oousin.of Mrs. Madison, who married Representative John ,G. Jackson, of Virginia. In 1826, John Adams, son of Presi dent Adams, married his cousin, Helen Jackson. From 1829 to 1837, during the Jack son administration, there were three weddings. Della Lewis, a friend of President Jackson’s, was married to Alphonse Joseph Yver Pageot, an at tache of the French Legation. Mary Easton, niece of President Jackson, was married to Lucien B. Polk, and Emily Martin, a connection of the Jackson family, was married to Lewis Randolph. In 1878, Emily Pratt, niece of Presi dent Hayes, and Gen. Russell Hastings 1 were married. In 1886, President Cleveland and Frances Folsom were married. The daughters of Presidents who have married from the White House were Maria Monroe, who married her cousin, Samuel Gouveneur; Elizabeth Tyler, who married William Waller; Nellie Grant, who married Algernon Sartoris, and Alice Roosevelt, who married Nicholas Longsworth. Miss Wilson will be the fifth daughter of a president to be married in the White House. EGGS 75 CENTS A DOZEN. New York Dealers Expect Price To Go Still Higher. New York. —Eggs are so scarce in New York that dealers have put the retail prices up to 75 cents a dozen for the best quality, and prospects are that they will go from 3 to 5 cents a dozen higher. The present wholesale price is 62 cents a dozen, although cer tain brands of Western eggs may be obtained for 43 cents a dozen, Fail ure of hens to lay this year and a shortage in the cold-storage supply are given by dealers as reasons for the scarcity. STEAMERS FOR PANAMA CANAL. Hamburg-American Company In creases Capital Stock. Hamburg.—The Hamburg-American Steamship Company adopted a reso lution at a meeting here to increase its capital frpm $37,500,000 to $45,- 000,000. The additional capital, it was explained, was required to build a larger fleet of freight steamers in view of the opening of the Panama Canal and the establishment of a new line to the Orient. COTTON CROP REPORT. Ginning Conditions For Fail Of 1913 Nearly Same As Last Season. Washington. A crop report just issued by the Census Bureau estimates the number of bales of cotton ginned from the growth of 1913 to November 1 to have been 8,835,913 bales, count ing round a® half bales. Last year the total was 8,869,222. Round bales included this year are 61,820, com pared with 54,539 iu 1912. Sea Island included for 1913 was 142,769, . against 28,887 for 1912.