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The Latest Gleanings From All
Over the State.
Solomon Fogel fell into a blazing
fimekiln at Groves and was badly
Court Clerk Robinson has found 780
Harford equity cases missing from
she office files.
A company, capital $60,000, is being
organized in Elkton, to build and
operate a textile mill.
i Thrown from her buggy in a driving
accident, Mrs. John Evers, of Harri
sonville, suffered a broken wrist.
I Thrown from a carriage near Leslie,
when her horse ran off, Mrs. Samuel
Lorenson suffered a fractured arm.
Raymond Moore, colored, under
sentence of 30 days in Elkton Jail,
escaped while at work on the street.
Sheriff DeWitt, of Garrett county,
will be deputy to Sheriff-elect Scott
when the latter assumes office.
i William T. Warburton, of Elkton, is
being boomed for the Republican
domination for governor two years
Burglars again looted the store of
{William B. Leaman, at Reid, several
guns being among the merchandise
I Queenstown business men have or
ganized a new company to rebuild the
electric plant destroyed by fire, with
S. E. W. Friel president.
■ Creditors of diaries W. Cooper, who
dosed out his meat and provision busi
ness in Chestertown, will be paid 25
cents on the dollar.
/ Quarrymen at Pinesburg, eight
miles west of Hagerstown, unearthed
a human skeleton buried three feet
under the surface of the earth.
' Missing from home for a week,
Benjamin Tyler’s body was found in
the ditch of the Chesapeake and Ohio
Canal, at Williamsport.
. Running away from the home of
Mrs. F. H. Beckley, at Huyett, Edna
Film, a Philadelphia child, was ap
prehended by the police in Hagers
The Public Service Commission has
ordered that the United Electric Rail
way Company extend its line to
Jerusalem, Harford county, seven
Miss Madeline George, daughter of
John E. George, of Seidlersville, has
been elected secretary of the Philo
tujsthean Literary Society at Western
Maryland College.
To abate the nuisances infecting
Hagerstown’s and Hancock’s water
supplies, the Washington county
health authorities are enlisting the aid
of State’s Attorney Wolfinger.
Yelma C. Towers, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Martin Towers, of Federals
burg, and Roland S. Poole, of Wil
liamsburg, were married by Rev. J.
A. Hudson, of Williamsburg.
Lester Rohrer, two-year-old son of
Harry Rohrer, Keedysville, was suf
focated with smoke in an upstairs
room, where he had been put to bed
While his mother was working in the
lower part of the house.
Dr. J. E. Pitsnogle was awarded
$4,000 damages against the Western
Maryland Railway Company for land
taken by the railroad in condemnation
proceedings for additional tracks in
the western suburbs of Hagerstown.
Samuel C. Rowland, of the Balti
more Trust Company, purchased the
Matthews property near Perryville
for $4,500. The two farms of the
late Mrs. A. E. R. Ward, near Cherry
Hill, containing 337 acres, were sold
to Frederick T. Haines for $12,100.
Officials of th<aj Hagerstown and
Frederick Railroad at a conference
considered a new plan of underwrit
ing the road which will be submitted
to all concerned at a meeting to be
called shortly. It provides for the
control of the entire system by Ha
gerstown and Frederick capitalists.
The Democratic State Central Com
mittee has indorsed Oliver H. P. Clark
and Maurice M. Wolfe, for appoint
ment as postmasters at Silver Spring
and Forest Glen, respectively, and it
is understood their appointment, upon
the recommendation of Representative
David J. Lewis, soon will be an
nounced. Both offices are of the
Presidential class.
Stockholders of the Dorchester
County Fair Association elected 15 di
rectors, authorizing them to name 10
additional ones and select a site for
the proposed fair. The directors are
William L. Dean, Daniel B. Lecompte,
Charles H. Seward, W. Alvin Linthi
cum, Samuel Linthicum, Samuel L.
Byrn, Arthur It. Austin, Harry Hop
kins, J. Wilson Dail, Gilbert Porter,
Coleman Du Pont, C. H. Basshor, John
G. Mills, Vernon S. Bradley and Rus
jsell P. Smith.
On a lonely fell on the border of
Cumberland and Northumberland, Eng
land, there is a house in which a fire
of peat has burned continuously for
the last 200 years. The house is occu
pied by William Goodfellow and it has
been in the family for 600 years.
Agriculture is taught in all Hun
igarian schools and seven colleges
{maintain experiment stations.
j South Africa’s exports of diamonds
land gold rose from $222,330,000 in
1911 to $243,929,000 in 1912.
Revenue Collections Support Mary
land’s Claim For Office.
The State of Maryland paid $7,546,-
012 taxes through the Internal Revenue
office In the fiscal year ended June 30,
1913, according to the report of In
> ternal Revenue Commissioner W. H.
Osborn. In the same time the State
of Delaware paid only $579,013 and the
District of Columbia $913:104. Collec
* tions for the entire country were $334,-
1 424,453.
Commissioner Osborn’s report shows
that in the district under charge of Col
j lector John B. Hanna, which includes
Maryland, Delaware and the District,
the tolal receipts were $9,038,928, so
that Maryland’s payment of $7,546,012
: was approximately five-sixths of the
entire revenue collected in the district.
This was taken by business men in
terested in the appointment of a col
• lector by President Wilson to succeed
Mr. Hanna as being the strongest proof
possible of the right.of Maryland to the
office. It was held that there is no
good reason why the State which con
’ tributes so nearly all the revenue col
lected in the district should be de
prived of the place or why Delaware,
’ which contributes not much more than
' 5 per cent., should be given it.
The section of the report bearing on
Maryland also showed that the capital
1 stock of all corporations reported for
| the Federal excise tax was $702,047,-
’ 896; that the bonded and other in
debtedness of these corporations is
, $662,278,915, and that the net income
: is $46,834,224. The corporation tax
paid by these Maryland concerns—in
-1 eluded in the total Maryland payments
—was $4,683,422. In the year Collec
tor Hanna expended $191,521 in the
conduct of his office. During the year
' 185,353,383 gallons of taxable .distilled
1 spirits were produced, representing
an increase of 7,000,000 gallons over
the preceding year. In the Maryland
’ district 4,103,338 gallons of distilled
spirits were withdrawn for consump
tion, while 20,152,723 remained in dis
tilleries and warehouses.
State Board Wants Power To Enforce
Its Decisions.
To give the State Board of Health
real authority instead of nominal over
health conditions in all parts of the
State will be the object of one or more
bills which the board will submit to
the Legislature next month.
“The Board of Health,” said Secre
tary Dr. Fulton, “undoubtedly needs a
great many more active agents in all
parts of the State, over whom- the
board will have authority and who can
be made to carry out its decisions.
The agents of the board in the coun
ties at present may do as they like
about obeying the orders of the board,
or may be stopped from doing what
they may try to do by the County Com
"Although the board is supposed to
have the power to remedy dangerous
conditions in any part of the State,
the county officials may snap their
fingers at any order of the board
whenever they see fit.
“This might be all right if it were
the one county that was to suffer or
be in danger, but .unfortunately ty
phoid fever and diphtheria and other
diseases pay no attention to county
lines or geographical boundaries. Bad
health conditions in one part of the
State affect other parts, and there
should be some central authority to
have effective supervision over the
$35,000,000 FROM FARMS.
Yield In Maryland Shows Decrease,
But Price Is Higher.
The value of 14 principal agricultur
al crops grown on Maryland farms
during the year 1913 is placed at $35,-
089,000, according to a statement
issued by the Department of Agricul
ture. Both in value and in yield the
Maryland crops ‘fall short of the,
figures for 1912.
The yield in bushels of 12 principal
products this year is 37,068,000,
against 40,670,000 for 1912. The total
increase in value for 14 principal
crops throughout the whole country, as
published this morning, is $182,000,000
over last year, but the yield is smaller.
The Department of Agriculture’s
figures do not include the value of the
truck and vegetable crops of Mary
land, which run into millions. The
fruit, crops of the State also are not
The production and value figures for
Maryland this year are:
Corn —Estimates, 22,110,000 bushels;
value, $14,372,000.
Wheat —8,113,000 bushels; value,
Oats —1,260,000 bushels; value,
Barley—l4s,ooo bushels; value, $93,-
Rye—3B9,ooo bushels; value, $296,-
Buckwheat —182,000 bushels; value,
Potatoes —3,741,000 bushels; value,
Sweet Potatoes—l,l2B,ooo bushels;
value, $677,000.
‘Hay—49l,ooo tons; value, $7,463,-
Tobacco—lß,soo,ooo pounds; value,
Ethan Davis, of Recluse, Miss.,
raised over 177 bushels of corn on his
acre this year. What boy has done
better than this? Clyde Mcßae, of
the same locality, raised over 136
bushels and got second prize.
G. Lester Pinkham, of Flushing,
L. 1., has had his salary decreased in
order to avoid paying his wife as much
alimony as she asks for.
Extracting the oil from tomato seed
has become a considerable industry in
Natural gas production in Canada
last year totaled 12,500,000,000 cubic
In 13 years the number of street
car horses in Great Britain has de
creased from 13,000 to 1,500.
Postmaster General Burleson's
Annual Report.
Declares the Government Should
i Also Take Over the Tele
graph and Telephone
| Washington.—A sweeping deelara
| tion in favor of the principle of gov
ernment ownership of telephone and
telegraph lines and an assertion that
the Postal Service now is self-support
ing for the first time since 1883, are
, features of the annual report of Post
master General Burleson, transmitted
to Congress.
1 Concerning the acquisition of tele
phone and telegraph lines, Postmaster
General Burleson says that the gov
ernment has demonstrated its capacity
' to conduct public utilities, and, from
his present information, he is inclined
clearly to the taking over by the Post
office Department of the telegraph
{ lines and possibly, also, of the tele
phone lines. Discussing that the Post
master General says:
“A study of the constitutional pur
poses of the postal establishment leads
| to the conviction that the Postoffice
Department should have control over
all means of the communication of in
telligence. The first telegraph line in
this country was maintained and oper
| ated as a part of the postal service,
and It is to be regretted that Con
gress saw fit to relinquish this facility
to private enterprise. The monopol
istic nature of the telegraph business
makes it of vital importance to the
people that it can be conducted by
unselfish interests, and this can be
accomplished only through govern
ment ownership.
“Every argument in favor of the
government ownership of telegraph
lines may be advanced with equal logic
and force in favor of the government
ownership of telephone lines. It has
been competently decided that a tele
■ phone message and a telegram are
the same within the meaning of the
laws governing the telegraph service
i and therefore it is believed that the
statute enabling the government to
acquire, upon the payment of an ap
praised valuation, the telegraph lines
of the country will enable the gov
ernment to acquire the telephonic net
work of the country. "
“It is gratifying to report,” says he,
“that the total expenses of maintain
ing the postal service for the fiscal
year ended June 30, 1913, is found to
be exceeded by the revenues for the
same period; that there is an actual
surplus of $3,841,906.78; and that the
postal service is now for the first
time since 1883 self-supporting.”
As to his general financial policy
Postmaster General Burleson says:
“The dominant policy of the pres
ent administration will be to conduct
the postal service for the convenience
of the public and not for profit. The
prime consideration in perfecting the
personnel of the postal service shall
be to recognize efficiency and to eli
minate partisanship.”
Notable recommendations to Con
gress for the enactment of additional
legislation to facilitate and extend the
operations of the postal service are
made. Among the more important
are the following:
“That the Postoffice Department be
given exclusive jurisdiction over the
selection of the sites for public build
ings to be used wholly for postoffice
purposes, and joint authority with the
Secretary of the Treasury in the selec
tion of sites for federal buildings to
be used jointly by the postal and other
branches of the government service.
“To amend existing law in order to
allow $2,000 indemnity for accidental
death of any officer or employe of the
postal service or for death within one
year as the result of injuries sustained
in the service in the line of duty.”
“The elimination ■ of surety bonds
now required of postal officers and em
ployes and the substitution of a
guaranty fund established and main
tained by assessments prescribed by
tne Postmaster General to contract for
experimental aerial eral.
“To authorize the removal of the.
limitation on the amount of postal
savings deposits with the proviso that
interest shall not be paid on more than
SI,OOO. This will permit postal sav
ings depositors to deposit any
The report indicates that the growth
of the parcel post business has been
phenomenal. “The experience gained
in the operation of the system under
the revised rates and weights has
shown that a further reduction of
rates and increase of weight limit is
justified,” says the Postmaster Gen
President Of New York Aldermen Jo
Keep Promise.
New York.—Declaring that when he
accepted the nomination for president
of the Board of Aldermen he was
aware of the salary and willing to
give his full time to it without any
increase, George McAneny has issued
a statement saying that he would ask
the Board of Aldermen not to pass a
resolution to increase the pay of the
office from $5,000 to SIO,OOO.
Workmen’s Compensation Last To Be
come Law.
Albany, N. Y. —All of the bills pass
ed at the recent session of the legis
lature now are laws. The Governor
signed the last of them—the work
men’s compensation bill —Wednesday
night. Previously during the day he .
had signed the various election bills
providing for direct primaries, the di
rect election of United States sen
ators, the Massachusetts ballot and
other general election legislation.
Final Peace May Hang on His
Ability to Control Villa.
Victorious Rebel General Told Treat
ment Of Foreigners Has Injured
His Cause—Await Report
From Consul.
Washington.-—The acid test is be
ing applied to General Venustiana
Carranza. On the outcome probably
hangs the question of final peace for
Mexico. V
Carranza has in his possession
Bryan’s demands that he intervene
to restore order in Chihuahua City.
Carranza’s failure to show that Villa
is only a lieutenant who will obey or
ders will, in all probability, end the
suggestion that Carranza is the one
man who can be depended on to re
store peace and order in Mexico when
Pluerta is eliminated.
Bryan’s demands have received un
expected support from another source.
The local Constitutionalist junta has
wired to Villa independent of what
ever action Carranza is taking.
The victorious revolutionary gen
eral has been plainly told that his
action in evicting foreigners from their
homes and exiling t:em from the
country has injured his cause here.
Members of the junta here say that
many of the charges brought against
Villa are without foundation, that
most Of the -Sponiards exiled* from
Chihuahua City have been open sym
pathizers with the Huerta regime.
Await Report From Consul.
The Administration was admittedly
worried about the latest development
in the Mexican situation, and is wait
ing ahxiously for the report of the
American Consul at Chihuahua.
When the various Powers agreed to
await the pleasure of this Govern
ment and not interfere in Mexico to
protect their own subjects and their
property the State Department agreed
to protect all foreigners.
This they have been able to do up
to the present. But should Villa prove
obdurate in this instance a new prob
lem will he presented which would
bring intervention far too close for
Navy Quartermaster Convicted Of
Stealing Government Property.
Norfolk, Va. —Former Chief Quar
termaster James P. Lee, arrested sev
eral months ago in connection with
the thefts of Government property
from the navy yard, was convicted by
general courtmartial. He was sen
tenced to a year’s confinement at hard
labor, to be reduced to the rating of
ordinary seaman, to lose all pay which
may be due him, except prison ex
penses, and at the expiration of his
, sentence to be dishonorably dis
charged from the service.
Emperor Of Abyssinia Reported To
Have Died Last Friday.
London.- —A dispatch from Jibuti,
Africa, says that Emperor Menelik of
Abyssinia, died on Friday last. King
Menelik, who was born in 1844, has
been reported dead on several occa
sions. Special dispatches from Addis
Abeba last February, announced his
death and the succession of Prince
Lidj Jeasseau, one of his grandsons.
Masked Men Also Beat Collins Fam
ily At SpVingfield.
Springfield, Mo. —Fifteen masked
ment, said to have been feud enemies
of the Collins family, of Old Herton,
an isolated village in Howell county,
rode into the village and burned four
houses belonging to the Collinses. Sev
eral members of the family were
beaten and warned to leave oh pain of
death. The band then rode away. The
Collins family numbers about 200
Five Men Seriously Burned At Johns
town, Pa.
Johnstown, Pa. —Five men were
seriously burned here, whqn a hot
metal train was wrecked at the Cam
bria Steel Works. The train, made up
of six ladle cars, each carrying 15 tons
■of molten metal, was speeding to the
Franklin plant, when two cars left
the track and toppled over into the
(jonemaugh River. A terrible explo
sion followed as the hot steel came in
contact with the water.
An Explosion of Coal Dust
Causes the Disaster.
All the Victims Were Married and
All But Six Or Eight Of
Them Were Ameri
New Castle, Col. —Thirty-eight men
were killed in the Vulcan mine of the
Rocky Mountain Fuel Company by an
explosion of coal dusi Two miners
were rescued after the underground
workings had caught Are. All the vic
tims were married and all but six or
eight were Americans.
Many of the bodies were frightfully
mangled and burned.
Father J. P. Carrigan, of Glenwood
Springs, near here, hurried to New
Castle at the first news of the ex
plosion. The priest rushed into the
smoking pit among the first rescuers
in search of the dying to whom he
might administer the last rites of the
The Vulcan mine is only about a
year old and was equipped with mod
ern safety devices. It is believed that
the explosion was caused by an ac
cumulation of dust in the west por
tion of the mine, where work had
practically been abandoned. Most of
the dead were found in the east work
ings, to which the explosion was com
This fall employes of the mine were
called out on a strike by the United
Mine Workers of America, but some
of them had gone back to work. The
other victims of the disaster were
The output of the mine is approx
imately 400 tons daily, being used by
railroads. The mine is of the slope
New Castle was the' scene of the
first big mine disaster in Colorado in
1889, when 75 men were killed in the
Santa Fe mines.
House Appropriates $1,729,012 To
Cover 1,158 Claims.
Washington.—Appropriations total
ing $1,720,012 to cover 1,158 claims
tried by the Court of Claims and re
ferred back to Congress for final
action are made in a war claims bill
passed by the House. Some of the
claims have been awaiting appropria
tions for eight or nine years and in
clude claims of volunteer officers of
the Union Army in the Civil W T ar and
the w-ar with Spain, churches, lodges,
schools, hospitals and municipal cor-,
porations damaged during the war and
claims of individuals for army stores
and supplies.
Price In Kansas City Drops To Wom
en’s League Figure.
Kansas City, Mo. —An egg boycott
declared 10 days ago at a massmeet
ing of women’s organizations of Kan
sas City was lifted. Storage eggs
were selling at 40 cents at the time
the boycott was started. They are
now retailing at 30 to 34 cents. “Of
course, if the prices go up again, we
will cease using eggs,” said Mrs. W.
O. Church, president of the House
wives’ League, “but as long as the
market is down we need not deny our
Prof. Doolittle Says Earth Will Exist
15,000,000 More Years.
Philadelphia.—Replying to a ques
tion put by a clergyman at the weekly
meeting of the Presbyterian ministers,
Prof. Eric Doolittle, director of the
University of Pennsylvania’s as
tronomical observatory, said he
thought that life on this earth would
come to an end in about 15,000,000
years. Professor Doolittle had been
making an address on astronomy.
Daniels Will Not Designate Fluid For
Christening Battleships.
Washington. Secretary Daniels
ruled that he had no jurisdiction over
the kind of fluid that may be used to
christen battleships. Protests have
been made against the use of cham
pagne in launching the battleship
Oklahoma. The suggestion was made
that a bottle of pure water he dashed
over the bow, or that a white dove,
symbolizing peace, be released from
the deck.
Annual Report of the Secretary
of Commerce.
Favors Making Defendant Prove Rea
sonableness Of Restraint—To
Reorganize Commerce
Washington. Besides disclosing
plans for an extensive investigation
into the economic features of the
trust problem, Secretary Redfleld, of
the Department of Commerce, in his
first annual report recommends legis
lation to set up the presumption that
all restraints of trade are unreason
able and to place the burden of estab
lishing the reasonableness of the re
straint upon the person alleging it, to
prohibit interlocking directorates, to
prohibit “watering” of stocks and to
prohibit corporations and persons
from owning stocks in or controlling
competing companies.
Second only in interest to Mr. Red
field’s views on the trust question are
his plans for developing trade of the
United States abroad by a reorgan
ization of the Bureau of Foreign and
Domestic Commerce.
The trust question and the work laid
out for the Bureau of Corporations,
which will range from an investiga
tion of whether trusts are efficient to
a study of the economic laws govern
ing the fixing of retail prices, bears an
important relation to President Wil
son’s legislative program. Secretary
Redfleld discusses it exhaustively and
substantially outlines his views as
“There is a growing question in the
minds of experienced and thoughtful
men as to whether the ‘trust’ form of
organization is industrially efficient
and whether bigness and bulk are al
ways necessary to production at the
lowest cost. It may be conceded that
massing of capital and the grouping
of great quantities of labor have cer
tain elements of efficiency. But it is
doubtful, at best, whether these favor
able elements are all the factors that
exist and w-hether there does not come
a point of maximum efficiency at mini
mum cost beyond which an increase of
product means an increase of cost per
unit of that product.
“It is significant that some of the
great trusts have ceased to exist; that
. others pay but moderate dividends, if
any, on their securities, and that, side
hy side with the most mighty and sup
posedly the most efficient of them,
have grown up independent organiza
tions quite as successful and perhaps
earning even more upon their capital
than their powerful competitors.
“The purpose of the Bureau of Cor
porations is to study patiently that we
may know whether these bulky things
that we have so much feared are in an
economic seqse real giants in strength
or whether they are but images with
feet of clay.
“It is important that we should
know the truth about the fixing of re
tail prices and as to whether giving
the privilege of so fixing the prices to
a manufacturer tends toward monopoly
or does not so tend.”
Salvation Army Industrial Home In
Cincinnati Is Burned.
Cincinnati. —Satisfied that there
were no more bodies in the ruins of
the Salvation Army Industrial Home,
which was swept by fire, firemen and
police ceased to burrow into the
tangled mass of debris in the base
ment of the building. Five are known
to be dead, 16 are more or less seri
ously injured from smoke and their
attempts to escape from the build
ing and ten men are still unaccounted
Railroad Section Hand Wounded By
Stray Bullet.
Brookfield, 111.—A bandit who held
up an automobile near here was shot
by the chief of police of La Grange
and a deputy a few minutes after the
attempted robbery. In the fusillade
of shots between the robber and the
officer a section hand on the Chicago,
Burlington and Quincy Railroad was
badly injured.
America’s Great Marine Highway At
Last Ready For Traffic.
Panama. —The Panama Canal is
actually open from end to end. The
dredges have removed the Cucuracha
slide sufficiently to allow the passage
of medium-sized steamers.
Post Of Ambassador To France Too
Costly For Him.
New York.—William F. McCombs,
chairman of the Democratic National
Committee, gave, his reasons for de
clining appointment as ambassador to
France. “The post entails the ex
penditure of about $150,000 a year,” he
said. “It pays $17,500. I could not af
ford to accept it. lam going back to
the practice of law and I tope to make
some money.”
Three Other Persons Injured In
Gotham Tenement Fire.
New York. —A mother and her two
small children were burned to death
and three other persons slightly in
jured in a fire which swept through
an East Side tenement house. Twen
ty men, women and children who had
been cut off from escape were carried
out by firemen. The dead are: Mrs.
Josephine Antigini, 39 years old; Rosa
Antigini, 5 years old; Adeline Antigini,
2. years old.
American Soldiers Return the
Fire of Mexicans.
Pascual Orozco Notifies War Office
i hat Unless Money is Forthcom
ing His Troops Will Take
Field Against Huerta.
Presidio, Tex. —An exchange ot
shots between Mexican and American
soldiers on the American line, two
miles west of Presidio, resulted in the
death of Luis Orozco, a federal regu-'
lar from the army of General Mercado.
The Mexicans fired the first shots.
Orozco, who lived several hours, ad
mitted after being shot that he and
his companion had crossed to the
American side with a note, and that
when they were halted by the Ameri
can sentries they fired.
As soon as the shooting across the
border became known at United
States Army headquarters a warning
was sent to the federal commander
that the shooting must not be re
According to eye witnesses, the
American soldiers on duty near where
the shooting took place were informed
federal soldiers were hiding in a hut
300 yards from the river on the Ameri
can side. The Americans went to
ward the hut to investigate. Two
Mexicans rushed from the hilt and
started running toward the river. The
patrol called to them to halt The
only answer was a shot from a rifle
of one of the fleeing Mexicans. Then
the Americans returned the fire and
one of the federals dropped. The
other continued firing as he ran.
Will Turn His Forces Against Him
Unless Soldiers Are Paid.
Mexico City.—Pascual Orozoo,
former leader of the Maderists revolt
in the north and lately commander
of a division of federal volunteer!
troops in Chihuahua, notified the War
Office that unless he is given an al
lowance of 3,000 pesos weekly for
himself and his troops, he and his di
vision will take the field against
Huerta. This lends confirmation to
the* report from El Paso that another
revolution is being fomented under
the leadership of Emilio Yasquez
Gomez, with the possible support of
Felix Diaz.
New York Chamber Of Commerce To
Act On Plan.
New York. —Action on the plan of
Herbert A. Scheftel, member of J. S.
Bache & Co., to organize investors
all oyer the country is expected to be c
taken on December 30, when the
executive committee of the Chamber
of Commerce meets. Mr. Scheftel,
speaking of the favor with which his
plan is meeting, said: “I am being
swamped with letters from all parts
of the country commending the plan,
and I believe public clamor for it is so
great that it will have to be indorsed."
A Flotilla Of Spanish Military Avia
tors At Work.
Madrid. —A large force of Moorish
tribesmen were routed with heavy
loss by the Spanish troops at Muley
Abselam, Spanish Morocco. Spanish
military aviators threw the Moors into
disorder with showers of bombs. The
Spaniards attacked the Moors with a
brigade of sharpshooters, a battalion
of infantry, four batteries of artillery
and a large body of native auxiliaries
Team Of Farmer With a Wagon Full
Of Toys Runs Away.
Lacrosse, Wis. —August Dietman, a
farmer living a few miles west of
here, was killed when his team ran
away. Dietman was found dead in
the road. On the ground and in the
wagon were numerous toys he was
taking home for Christmas presents. ,
She and the Colonel Parted Company
At Santiago.
New York.—Mrs. Theodore Roose>
velt returned home from South Amer*
lea, where she left Colonel Roosevelt
during his tour of Chile. Mr. and Mrs,
Roosevelt parted at Santiago on No
vember 26, the Colonel going south to
Dr. Saunders Mistook Friend For a
Norfolk, Va. —F. P. Wilson, aged 27
years, was shot and killed by Dr. C.
Saunders, who mistook him for a bur
glar. Members of Wilson’s family
think the dead man, after having been
left on a street corner by persons who
were bringing him home, attempted to
get into the Saunders house, thinking
is was his own. Wilson and Saunders
belonged to the same lodge.
His Emissaries Fail To Secure a Loan
In Paris.
Paris. —The efforts of the Mexican
government to raise money in Europe
in order to meet the interest on its
obligations falling due in January
thus far been futile. The Paris
and London banks, which took $20,-
000,000 of the loan authorized by the ’
Mexican Congress in the spring and
an option on the unissued remainder,
l decline to exercise their option even
Jor a few millions, ,

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