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,
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
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
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
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
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
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
INCREASE IN STATE TAX RATE.
Financiers Look To Larger Expendi
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
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
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
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
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
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
Pittsburgh is to have a 12-story ad
dition to its Pennsylvania Railroa-d
Property Loss on Great Lakes
Put at $5,000,000.
20 VESSELS ARE WRECKED.
Overturned Boat On Lake Huron Is
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
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
“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 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
“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
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
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
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
TWE FROSTBURG SPIRIT, FROSTBURG, MD
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
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
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
Mexicans Watching the American
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
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
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
RAILROAD MAN MURDERED.
Body Found In Locked Station With
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.
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
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
OLD HARVARD ALUMNUS DEAD.
Was Father Of Professor Renouf, Of
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, 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
WOULD LIMIT COLD STORAGE.
Congressman’s Way Of Keeping Down
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
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
Fails to Return Answer By the
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
WIFE ACCUSED OF MURDER.
Mrs. Shackford Charged With Killing
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
WILL READ HIS MESSAGE.
The President Again To Personally
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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