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
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.
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
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
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
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
William, young son of Harry Snyder,
near Downsville, spilled a kettle of
boiling water over himself and was
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.
TO ACT ON AMENDMENTS.
Most Of Those Passed Now Depend
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
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
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
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
J. E. England has purchased the
Charles England farm, in Kent county,
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
GERMANY FOR IT.
Combination Of Powers In Support Of
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
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
THE FROSTBURG SPIRIT, FROSTBURG, MD
Fundamentals Must Be Restored
or Caucus Will Be Called.
DEMOCRATIC LEADERS AGREE
Telegrams Sent To Absentee Senators
Directing Them To Return.
Measure Is Greatly
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.
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
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.—(-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
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’
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
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
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
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
U. S. BENDING
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,
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
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
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
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
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
IT WjjITE HOUSE
Miss Wilson is Not Afraid of
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
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
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
In 1878, Emily Pratt, niece of Presi
dent Hayes, and Gen. Russell Hastings 1
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
EGGS 75 CENTS A DOZEN.
New York Dealers Expect Price To Go
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
STEAMERS FOR PANAMA CANAL.
Hamburg-American Company In
creases Capital Stock.
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.
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