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IN SHORT ORDER The Latest Gleanings From Ail Over the State. The Cecil County School Board has accepted the resignation of Ethel Du Kamel 1, of School No. 9, and Olive C. Oldham., No. 1, First district, and has appointed Miss Olive Oldham to No. 9 and Pearl R. Short to No. 1. The board also refused to grant the peti tion of the teachers that they be paid monthly, on the ground that the school apportionment from the State is re ceived only in quarerly installments. Miss Beama Ethel Martin, who said she would not be 16 until next month, and Uhly Atkinson, who gave his age as 19, of Caroline county, Va., were unable to obtain a marriage license in Rookville, because they failed to bring the written consent of their parents. Judge Peter was appealed to, but could not help them. They declared they were not runaways, but came to Rock ville just for the trip. The Hagerstown Board of Trade has decided to offer prizes for the best dressed store windows in the city. The stores will be divided into three classes. A first prize of $lO and a second prize of $6 will be awarded in each class. Miss Edith Robinson has been ap pointed assistant teacher at Slate Ridge school, vice Miss Helen Stokes, resigned. Miss Nellie Casey, Washington Coun ty’s public nurse, has received an offer from Michigan to take charge of or ganizing county work in that State at double her present salary, but it is un derstood she will continue her work at Hagerstown. Miss Casey will make an address at the ninth annual Con ference on Charities and Corrections in Baltimore, November 19-21. The Washington County Medical So ciety elected the following officers: President, Dr. D. A. Watkins; vice president, Dr. C. R. Scheller; secre tary, Dr. I. M. Wertz; treasurer, Dr. W. B. Morrison; delegates to the State society, Dr. J. W. Humrichouse and Dr. Mary Laughlin. Dr. Watkins was also elected an advisory member of the hospital board. In his charge to the grand jury upon the assembling of the November term of the Circuit Court of Hagerstown, Judge Martin L. Keedy called atten tion to the law forbidding the sale of cigarettes to children under 15 years. C. Edward Heard, former City Tax Collector, was made foreman of the grand jury. D. H. Whitmer, of Philadelphia, is making preliminary surveys for the new 250,000,000-gallon reservoir, which the Washington County Water Com pany will construct on South Mountain watershed, near Edgmont. He will sub mit an estimate of the cost of the reservoir, which will be located about 12 miles east of here. The Church of the Brethren of Broadfording, formerly the German Baptist Brethren Church, has been in corporated in Hagerstown by Rev. F. J. Neibert, Martin N. Bear, William Myers. Cad Hicks, David Hollinger, George W. Shinham and George A. Miller, who will be tile trustees. The Oxford Presbyterian congrega tion has voted to raise the salary of its minister, Rev. George H. Turner, to $2,500 a year and grant him a vaca tion of two months each summer, dur ing which he may engage in Chau tauqua work. The engine and 10 cars of a freight train on the. Norfolk and Western rail road were ditched at Litchfield Siding, near Meadview, Washington county. No one was injured and the track was cleared within a few hours. © An iron bridge, with a span of 60 feet, was erected by the bridge and track hands of the Hagerstown and Frederick Electric Raihvay near Mid dletown in eight hours on Wednesday. Miss Madeline Hurlock and Miss Ruth Wright have been chosen de baters for the Federalsburg High School in a series of debates with other high schools of Caroline county. A building at the Cumberland Val ley railroad bridge camp, near Wil liamsport, was burglarized, the robbers carrying off a SIOO gold watch owned by J. H. Gaither, foreman. William B. Thomas, of Westminster, has sold his canning factory and two acres of land at Williamsport to a canning company. The price paid was SII,OOO. The Cecil County Commissioners have advertised for the construction of 2.58 miles of State aid highway from near St. Augustine to the Dela ware line. Bids will be opened on November 29. I The hay-baling establishment of Thomas L. Fulks, at Washington Grove was destroyed by fire, entailing a loss of $3,200, with $2,000 insurance. The fire is supposed to have been caused by a spark from railroad engine. Mrs. Jennie R. Hastings has sold her 111-acre farm near Andrews Bridge to J. Walter Kirk, of Aakryn, for $6,700. The Savings Bank of Williamsport will erect a modern building to cost from $12,000 to $15,000, and work on it will begin next April. The bank has purchased the property of C. D. Downs for $4,500. The present build ing will he razed. Following a business meeting of the Hagerstown Automobile Club a ban quet was held, attended by 50 mem bers. It was arranged by Ray Danzer, secretary of the club, and August F. Rothstein, secretary of the Board of Trade, ANNAPOLIS NEWS INCREASE IN STATE TAX RATE. Financiers Look To Larger Expendi tures. State treasury officials and outside financiers, who have made a study of the needs of the State and who are aware of the improvements necessary to keep Maryland in 'the vanguard of States, see a large increase in the State tax rate by the next legislature. Not until the bulk of the appropria tions shall have been agreed upon and until the expenses of the State govern ment shall have been known can the exact amount of increase be estimated. It is believed at this time, however, that the jump will be In excess of the present rate, making the total State tax rate about 36 cents on each SIOO. With the city tax rate added the total rate will be in the neighborhood of $2.25 on each SIOO, or 2% per cent. Considerable relief from this pros pective high rate will be forthcoming if the General Assembly will promptly pass the bill to be drafted and recom mended by the State Tax Commission. This bill will not provide for a reduc tion in taxes on any commodity or other source. The bill will, however, make pro vision for a more equitable distribu tion of tax burdens and for increases in taxes at once, instead of waiting for a new assessment by the State, on property whose marketable value has increased by leaps and bounds because 1 of State roads improvement and for other causes. To illustrate the value of the methods, to he operative immediately, as proposed by the commission: Sup pose the value of real estate in one county is increased $1,000,000 by im proved State roads and through other reasons. Under the present system the increased revenue on this ad ditional million would not he available until the next general reassessment of property by the State. This reassess ment, which is expensive and which is impaired because of local and frequent political favoritism, may be delayed two years. Hence for that period the additional million will yield no addi tional revenue to the State. It is pro posed by the new method to be intro duced to have the tax on the increased valuation begin at once instead of be ing delayed ten years. If the State tax rate be 30 cents on the SIOO, the State would be the loser, under the present system to the extent of $300,000 in ten years. There is probably an average annua! increase in property valuations, outside of Baltimore, where reassess ment of property is constantly amount ing approximately to $10,000,000. The State, by adhering to the present sys tem of reassessments at long intervals, is losing annually $300,000. F. E. COX PRESENTED. Grand Jury Acts On Charges Against Former Game Warden. A presentment, charging false pre tenses to State Comptroller Harring ton, in connection with a S2O expense ’account, was returned by the Anne Arundel grand jury against Franklin E. Cox, former State game warden, who was last summer removed from office by Governor Golds'borough. Cox will be tried in the local Circuit Court under the provisions of the State code which requires all State officials to answer for their official acts in the county containing the State capital. The action of the jury in presenting Cox did not occasion any surprise, as it has been, known for several weeks that the jury was investigating the circumstances immediately preceding his removal from office by the Gover nor. Indeed, at the time tjre Governor removed him from office it was inti mated that the facts in the case would be laid before the local grand jury for investigation. THIRTY STUDENTS IN CONTEST. Prize Offered By Horticultural Society For Best Essay. The cash prize of S2O, offered by the State Horticultural Society for the best essay on the “Relation of Agriculture to the Material Development of Mary land,” has proved popular among the pupils of the public schools, to whom the contest is limited. Thirty essays have been sent in. The Horticultural Society offers a prize of S2O for the best essay, and a medal to the author of the best essay in each county. Queen Anne’s is the banner county as to numbers, having con tribued eight papers. The judges are: Dr. Buckner, of Johns Hopkins; Dr. M. Bates Stephens, Superintendent of Education; H. J. Bowdoin, of Baltimore, and Prof. C. S. Richardson, of the Maryland Agricul tural College. MISS SALLIE C. MURRAY WEDS. Becomes Bride Of R. D. Murray At Family Home At West River. Miss Sallie Cheston Murray and Rob ert Dorsey Murray, of New York, were married at Ivy Neck, West River, the home of Mrs. Henry M. Murray, mother of the bride. The ceremony was per formed by Rev. Robert A. Mayo, rec tor of Christ Church, West River. The bride was given in marriage by her brother, Robert Murray. She wore a gown of ivory charmeuse trimmed in chiffon and old lace and carried Bride roses. Her veil was caught with a cluster of orange blossoms. Her only attendant was her niece, Miss Adelaide Forbes Calhoun. The home was deco rated with chrysanthemums and autumn leaves. Negro Murderer To Asylum. Perry Wright, colored, an escaped lunatic, who murdered his wife, Ida Wright, with an ax a few weeks ago, was found guilty before Judge Brash ears, in tlie Circuit Court here. The Court held that the man was insane at the time of committing the crime and insane now, and under the circum stances he wild be committed to an other asylum. Pittsburgh is to have a 12-story ad dition to its Pennsylvania Railroa-d Station. STORM’S TOLL mm lives Property Loss on Great Lakes Put at $5,000,000. 20 VESSELS ARE WRECKED. Overturned Boat On Lake Huron Is Still Unidentified—Federal Authorities Are Censured. Port Huron, Mich. —For the first time since Sunday a day passed with out revealing more lives lost in the storm which overwhelmed the Great Lakes the early part of the week. Only one additional boat disaster was re ported and that was the wrecking of the steamer Major, off Whitefish Point, in Lake Superior. She was abandon ed by her crew after a futile effort had been made to weather the second storm of the week. The crew was picked up by a passing steamer. The life loss among sailors is esti mated at approximately 256 and the property loss is figured at more than $5,000,000. The property loss includes the score or more of vessels driven on the rocks or shore and partially or totally destroyed. Captain May Describes Storm. Capt. A. C. May, master of the H. B. Hawgood, which ,was released from Wees Beach, on the Canadian shore of Lake Huron, saw the ill-fated Regina, Charles S. Price and Isaac M. Scott as they sailed forward into the storm Sunday afternoon. The Price was met just north of Sand Beach at noon Sun day. “She was heading into it, and mak ing had weather,” said Captain May. “It was beginning to blow so hard that I had turned the Hawgood and was heading for the river. The Regina was passed 15 t miles south of Sand Beach. She was making very bad weather and was burying herself in the seas. “The wind and the sea kept increas ing and the snow got thicker. We couldn’t tell how hard it was blowing, but I should judge it was about 75 miles an hour from the north-north east. After a -while it got so thick we couldn’t see the smoke stacks. “To show how hard it was blowing, three times I crawled over the top to get from one side to the other. There was no other way. If you got out where the wind would strike you fair, if you weren’t blown overboard, your brains would have been smashed out on a stanchion. My worry was for fear some of the crew would he wash ed overboard. The seas went over the pilot house. “Our anchors didn’t hold and we went on the beach so hard I almost went through the pilot house. I have been master of boats for 21 years, but this was the worst storm I ever en countered.” MAMMOTH MAN’S BONES FOUND. One Tooth Measures 12 Inches Long And 8 Inches Wide. Seattle, Wash. —The skeleton of a man was uncovered by workmen sluic ing the excavation for the Municipal Stadium at West Seattle. The hones were found 150 feet below the top of the hill imbedded in a clay bank. One inches wide at the base, 6 inches wide at the top and 3 inches thick, tcoth measured 12 inches long, 8 EATS 132 REAL EGGS. Charles W. Glidden, Champion Food Destroyer, Issues Challenge. Lawrence, Mass. —Economists seek ing the reason for the high cost of liv ing have only to drop into town and see Charles W. Glidden, champion food destroyer of the world. “Charley” has just eaten 132 real, hen-laid eggs and has issued a challenge to all comers to beat his record. RISE OF A CLERK. From $4 a Week To Presidency Of Big Corporation. Chicago.—Thomas E. Wilson, who entered the employment of Morris & Co. at a salary of $4 a week, was elect ed president of that company, succeed- : ing the late Edward Morris. Edward Morris, 20 years old, son of the late packer, was chosen vice-president. ARMY AVIATOR IS KILLED. Lieutenant C. Perry Rich, Of Philip pine Scouts, Drops Into Bay. Manila. —A spectacular fall into Manila Bay with a hydroaeroplane kill ed Second Lieutenant C. Perry Rich, a military aviator. He was attached to the Philippine scouts. He was flying around the Asiatic squadron, at anchor, when he fell. Many naval offi cers and sailors saw the accident. GETS 14 DAYS FOR STARING. German Business Man Looked Too Long At Policeman. Breslau, Germany.—Sentence of a fortnight in prison for staring at a policeman was imposed on a business man of this city. In his defense the defendant said he believed the police man was observing him too conspicu ously, s-o he stared back. The court in pronouncing judgment said the de fendant had been guilty of “a most serious insult to an official.” “ARSON SQUAD” USES BOMB. Wrecks Cactus House and Fires Two Buildings. London. —Militant suffragette arson squade and bomb troops were at work in several parts of the British Isle. The cactus house at Alexandra Park. Manchester, containing a collection valued at $50,000, was wrecked by a bomb. Begbrook, a fine mansion near Bristol, was badly damaged by fire. The Bowling and Tennis Club’s house at Catford, southeast of London, was burned down. TWE FROSTBURG SPIRIT, FROSTBURG, MD BON VOYAGE (Copyright.) TWELVE KILLED IN THECK 100 Others Injured, Many Fatal ly, in State of Alabama. ON WAY TO EUFALA FAIR. Jefferson D. Clayton, Brother Of Ala bama Congressman, Injured With Other Prominent Persons. Eufaula, Ala. —Twelve persons were killed and more than a hundred in jured, some of them fatally, when three coaches of a Central of Georgia passenger train left the rails at a point 17 miles south of here and plunged down a steep embankment. The train, which consisted of five cars crowded with excursionists, was en route from Ozark, Ala., bo Eufaula, where a fair is being held. Among those who escaped with minor injuries was Jefferson D. Clay ton, a wealthy Alabamian and brother of Congressman Henry D. Clayton, of this State. A broken rail is said to have caused the accident. As the crowded excur sion train rounded a curve the three cars at the rear, literally packed with passengers, suddenly left the track and, breaking away from the others, rolled down the steep embankment. The coaches practically were demolish ed. Shrieks and groans of the injur ed rose above the rending crash of splintering timbers, j SPIES INITEXAS. Mexicans Watching the American Military Movements. Laredo, Texas. —Considerable inter est was manifested here in the special report made by the grand jury of the Federal Court for the Southern dis trict of Texas, which just adjourned. The report calls attention to the fact that investigation has shown that there are a number of spies of the Mexican government in this city who are watching all military and other movements, shadowing individuals and making reports to their Mexican offi cers at NueVo Laredo. SHOt FROM HER APPENDIX. Two Grains Fired Into Rabbit By Woman's Husband. Harrisburg, Pa. —Surgeons of the Harrisburg Hospital removed from the appendix of Mrs. Reuben Ulrich, of Selins Grove, Pa., two grains of the shot with which her husband killed a rabbit last week. Mrs. Ulrich ate a part of the rabbit containing the shot. SUPREME COURT GIFT. Question Of What To Give White House Bride Is Believed Decided. Washington. A silver centerpiece in the form of a boat was understood U, be the decision of the United States Supreme Court in the puzzling case of ‘What shall be our gift to the White House bride? WOMAN KILLED BY EXPLOSION. Used Gasoline To Kindle Fire, Wreck ed Home, Injured Husband. Grafton, W. Va. —Mrs. John Patsy was killed and her husband, a wealthy Italian merchant of Berryburg, near here, was fatally injured by an ex plosion which blew their house to pieces. Mrs. Patsy attempted to kindle a fire with a-mixture of kerosene and gasoline and the explosion followed. BANK ROBBED OF SIO,OOO. Five Masked Men Shoot Cashier and Give Battle To Citizens. Seattle, Wash. —A dispatch from Hazleton, B. C., says five masked men robbed the Union Bank of New Hazle ton, four miles east of Hazleton, shot the cashier and escaped with SIO,OOO after a rifle battle with citizens. A special train was sent west in the hope of intercepting the bandits, as it was believed they escaped down the Skeenai river. RAILROAD MAN MURDERED. Body Found In Locked Station With Skull Crushed. Lynchburg, Va. —Henry Brandt, aged 55, pump man for the Southern Rail way at Momtview, was found murdered in his station. His head was crushed with an iron bar, which lay near by. The station door was locked and the key was found a short distance away. A missing revolver and watch indicate robbery as the motive, and a negro who was seen in the vicinity Sunday night is being hunted for the crime. UNITED SUPPORT FROMWOM Financial Blockade Expected to Effect Early Elimination. SITUATION IS FAVORABLE. O’Shaughnessy Asked If Lind Could Not Be Called Back To Mexico City Situation Is Favorable. Washington.—United support from the great powers abroad for the Ameri can policy toward Mexico, shown in a variety of quiet diplomatic activities, gave President Wilson and Secretary Bryan a confident feeling that the elim ination of General Yictoriano Huerta as provisional President of Mexico would soon be an accomplished fact. That the financial blockade institut ed by the United States had effectively tied the purse strings of Europe; that diplomatic pressure was being exerted incessantly on all sides at Mexico City; that close friends of Huerta were ap plying their influence, and persistent reports saying Huerta had gone into mysterious seclusions raised the hopes of the Washington Government that at last it was making definite progress toward solving the Mexican problem. An exchange of cablegrams with Am bassador Page, an agreement by Great Britain to leave the solution of the Mexican problem in the hands of the United States, and an announcement that no moral or financial support would be granted by England to the Huerta ’ regime, set 'forth in London press dispatches, created a favorable impression throughout official Wash ington. It was felt that Great Britain, France, Germany and other nations now stood together in acquiescence to the plan of the United States for the elimination of Huerta. PEANUT BUYERS’ TRUST. Department Of Justice Begins Investi gation Of Charges. Washington.—lnvestigation of a pea nut trust among buyers operating in Virginia was begun by the Department of Justice. According to representa tions made to Attorney General Mc- Reynolds by prominent residents of North Carolina, peanut buyers have forced prices down nearly 30 per cent, in a short time. The same men in formed the department that the alleged trust made over 200 per cent, profit last year. OLD HARVARD ALUMNUS DEAD. Was Father Of Professor Renouf, Of Johns Hopkins. Keene, N. H. —Rev. Dr. Edward Augustus Renouf, rector emeritus of St. James Episcopal Church, died here, aged 95 years. Dr. Renouf, was one of the oldest alumni of Harvard, from which he w'as graduated in 1838. He is survived by a son, Dr. Edward Renouf, professor of chemistry at Johns Hopkins University. THREE KILLED ON PENNSY. Dozen Persons Injured In Crash Near Wooster, O. Wooster, Ohio. —Thre persons were killed and a dozen injured, one prob ably fatally, when eastbound Pennsyl vania train No. 52 was wrecked four miles west of here. The passenger traih was derailed, falling on another track in the path of a freight train, and the second accident caused the fatalities. WOULD LIMIT COLD STORAGE. Congressman’s Way Of Keeping Down Living Cost. Washington.—As a remedy for the high cost cf living, Representative Me- Kellar, of Tennessee, introduced a resolution to make unlawful any inter state shipments of beef, veal, mutton, lamb, pork, fish, poultry, butter, eggs or other perishable foodstuffs after being kept in cold storage more than 90 days. Fines and imprisonment are proposed as penalties. NEW REVENUE DISTRICT MADE. Western Maryland, West Virginia and . Part Of Virginia Grouped. Washington. —United States Com missioner of Internal Revenue Osborn announced the creation of a new reve nue agent’s district, which is composed of the western part of Maryland, West Virginia and the southwestern part of Virginia. Its headquarters will be at Roanoke. R. B. Sams, for years in charge of the Asheville revenue, agent district, will bo placed in charge of the new district. HUERTA IGNORES WILSON DEMANDS Fails to Return Answer By the Time Specified. POWERS CUT OFF FUNDS. Action Of Provisional President Means Breaking Off Of Diplomatic Re lations—Report That Huerta Quit the Country. Mexico City. Gen. Victoriano Huerta tacitly refused to accede to the demands of the United States express ed in an ultimatum sent to him by President Wilson’s personal represen tative, John Lind. General Huerta was notified early in the day that un less he returned an answer by 6 o’clock to the effect that he would pre vent the newly elected Congress from convening and, furthermore, make this action known to the members of the diplomatic corps by midnight, the United States would have no further parleying with the Mexican govern ment. Mr. Lind waited until 6 o’clock and received no answer. He then made arrangements for his departure on, the train leaving for Vera Cruz at 8 o’clock. Nelson O’Shaugnessy, the charge, was the messenger who delivered- the ultimatum. He was unable to get into personal touch with General Huerta, but left the message at the President’s office. It was intimated at the palace that General Huerta had not received the note in time to give it full considera tion. This, however, did not appear to Mr. Lind a valid excuse for pro crastination. The prevention of the convening of Congress has been one of the es sential points in the negotiations con ducted by Mr. Lind; this for two rea sons, first, it was believed that the new Congress would lose no time in passing measures having to do with oil concessions and second, before the convening of Congress would give an air of legality to Huerta’s govern ment. The personal effects of Mr. Lind were removed from the hotel where he has resided during his stay in Vera Cruz to the. American consulate. EGGS BRING 75 CENTS A DOZEN. But Release. Of Storage Stocks Ex pected To Break Price. Philadelphia.—Eggs were sold for as high as 75 cents a dozen in the local market Tuesday. This is a new rec ord price for the season and was ob tained for extra large specimens guaranteed to be not more than 24 hours old. Ordinary fresh eggs brought from 65 to 0 cents a dozen. Dairy and Food Commissioner Foust declar ed that 90 per cent, of the 10,000,000 dozen or more eggs in cold storage here are April eggs, and, under the law, must be sold before December 1. LAND NOT CULTIVATED. Secretary Houston Tells Farmers They Are Not Doing As Much As Possible. Manchester, N. H.—Speaking to the representatives of 1,000,000 farmers, assembled in the National Grange convention, Secretary of Agriculture David F. Houston declared that less than 12 per cent, of the land in the United States is so cultivated to yield as much as it should, yet the country has practically reached the stage where it is becoming dependent on foreign countries for the necessities of life. DISAPPEARED FROM STEAMER. Body Of Health Commissioner Is Washed Up On Beach. Fisher’s Island, N. Y. —The body of Gustave Hamburger, a prominent law yer and health commissioner of Mt. Vernon, N. Y., was washed up on the beach here. He left his home last Sat urday, intending to take a boat from New York for Boston, but when the steamer arrived in Boston he was not on board. He was 37 years old. ANOTHER QUAKE IN PANAMA. Shock Lasted About Five Seconds. Less Severe Than Others. Panama. —Another earthquake shock was felt in this part of the Isthmus of Panama. It lasted about five sec onds. The seismographic instruments at Ancon showed the movement to be similar to the others which occurred since October 1, but that it possessed only one-third the intensity of the former shocks. WIFE ACCUSED OF MURDER. Mrs. Shackford Charged With Killing Husband. Freedom, N. H. —An indictment charging murder in the first degree was returned against Mrs. Mary L. Shackford. She is charged with shoot ing her husband, Edwin A. Shackford, as he lay asleep in his home, here, on the night of September 19. Mrs. Shackford claimed he was murdered by masked men, who had chloroformed her. WILL READ HIS MESSAGE. The President Again To Personally Address Congress Washington.—President Wilson an nounced that he would read in person his first annual message to Congress. The President thus far has read three brief addresses —on tariff, currency and the Mexican affairs —hut it was not definitely known whether his first communication to the regular session of Congress would be in accordance vdth the century-old precedent which he revived last March. DELDGE OF GIFTS FOR MISSWILSON Costly Tributes Pouring in for White House Bride. WHAT THE DIPLOMATS SENT The Room Set Apart In the White House For the Reception Of Gifts is Already Crowded and Many % More Are Yet To Come. Washington.—Miss Jessie Wilson will have to arrange for her presents elsewhere than in the White House if they continue to pour in upon her in the last days before her wedding as they have the past week. The room .set aside for the gifts is already well filled, and yet nearly half of the givers must await the engrav ing of the jewelers. The vase to be presented by the French Ambassador and Mme. Jusserand took tbe grand prize at the Paris Exposition and cost about $1,400. A dinner set of more than a hundred pieces and costing SB,OOO is on exhibition at a local jeweler’s and will later grace the table! of the White House bride. It is in: Georgian style, with heavy festoons of flowers and richly engraved. One of the gifts is a vase of 14 karat gold, beautifully chased. A terrapin set has generous chafing dish of silver and several other pieces necessary to preparing the delicacy, and all stand, upon a heavy silver tray. The top of the chafing dish is ornamented with a terrapin, and the same toothsome creature, beautifully carved in ivory, forms the handle. The tea set which the senators will probably decide upon at once, has five pieces—a teapot, hotwater pot, waste bowl, sugar bowl and cream pitcher—the entire service being on a large silver tray. Ambassadorial Gifts. Among the ambassadors who have sent gifts are the French, the Ger man, the Italian, who sent four heavy candlesticks, and the Russian Ambas sador and Madame Bakhmeteff, who sent an amber unbrella handle, richly jeweled. A tortoise shell and silver' jewel case has been sent by the Minis ter of Uruguay and Senora DePena. The Misses DePena, who are in vited, will send separate gifts, and Senora Don Algara, charge d’affaires for Mexico, will follow the decision made by the bachelors of the corps who have been honored with an invi tation and will send a large basket of flowers. The Bolivian Minister and Senora De Calderon will send flowers, and most of the other South and Cen tral American diplomats will do like wise. A small gift which makes but little show among the glistening array of large and beautiful things, but which has found a snug place in the heart of Miss Jessie Wilson is a little knitted bead purse sent to her by her little cousin, Elizabeth t€*r of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred™fvilson. Elizabeth is about four years old, and has labored steadily at her task that she might have the beads strung and the purse made before the day of the wedding, at which she will be a happy witness. It is also said that a loving tribute has been sent by the mountain,women of the Carolinas and other Southern States and that their weaving will form the furnishings for one of the rooms in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Sayre, as they do in one of the cham bers at the White House. NEAR MILITANCY HERE. Suffragists Advertise Capital Meeting With Chalk. Washington. Suffragette sym pathizers swoped down on Historic Lafayette Park and the vicinity of the White House and State, War and Navy offices, armed with quantities of chalk and covered sidewalks and street pavements with “votes for women.” One immense legend extending over a good portion of the flagging in front of the White House said: “Come to Sunday’s meeting—lnez Milholland, speaker.” It was the nearest ap-, proach to militancy the National Capi tal has seen in the suffrage campaign. DOES NOT EVEN KNOW HIM. Miss Margaret Wilson’s Reported En gagement Denied. Washington.—ln order to set at rest various rumors that have recently been printed to the effect that Dr. Gil bert Horrax, of Baltimore, a former classmate of Mr. Sayre, who is to marry Miss Jessie Wilson, at which wedding Dr. Horax will be one of the ushers, the White House authorized the following statement. “The report ed engagement of Miss Margaret Wil son and Dr. Gilbert Horrax is positive ly denied. Miss Wilson has never even seen or met Dr. Horrax.” ANTI-SLAVERY LAW PASSED. * Philippine Assembly Reaffirms Old Spanish Statute. Manila. —An anti-slavery law was passed by the Philippine National As sembly after a heated debate. The measure, which was framed by Wil liam H. Phipps, the insular auditor, reaffirms the old Spanish statutes against slavery and incorporates the American laws. The vote in opposi tion to the enactment of the measure was small in spite of the warmth of the discussion. MiSS MARY L. McKEE MARRIED. President Harrison's Granddaughter Weds Kurt Reisinger. New York.—Miss Mary Lodge Mc- Kee, who was the “baby” McKee of the White House when her grand father, Benjamin Harrison, was Presi dent of the United States and who was christened in the Executive Mansion, was married to Kurt Reisinger, son of Mr. and Mrs. Hugo Reisinger and grandson of the late Adolphus Busch. The wedding took place in the Central Presbyterian Church here.