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IN SHORT ORDER The Latest Gleanings From All Over the State. Falling from a tree, Harold Miller, bf Hagerstown, broke an arm. Thrown from his buggy on the Sharpsburg turnpike, Harry Repp was severely injured. Alighting before the train stopped, Roy Ensor, of Parkton, was thrown beneath it and killed. Benjamin F. Zimmerman, of Adams town, who pleaded guilty to a charge of watering milk, was fined sls in the police court at Washington. Josephus Daniels, Secretary of the Navy, will deliver the Founders’ Day [Address at the Tome School, Port De posit, on May 14. The first herring of the season was ’caught near Federalsburg by James F. Gambrill. This is regarded as a sure sign of an early spring. C. G. Brandenburg, a Western Mary land Railway fireman, fell from an engine in Hagerstown and was severe ly injured. Miss Sallie Bechtold, of Havre de Grace, was overcome by leaking gas irt her bathroom and was found uncon scious. J. Augustine Mason, of Hagerstown, has been elected president and gen eral counsel of the Security Cement and Lime Company. Chestertown Volunteer Firemen have elected T. D. France, president, and George G. Cannon, chief of their organization. Miss Mary Lassell, who disappeared from her home in Kent county 15 years ago, has been located by her sister in Holquin Hospital, Cuba. One hundred and seventy marriage licenses were issued to New Jersey, [Pennsylvania and Delaware couples in Elkton in January, an Increase of 25 over the previous month. An amendment to the bill providing for a $50,000 bond issue for a public park for Hagerstown has been drafted and will be introduced at once into the legislature. A stone from King Solomon’s quar ries has been presented the Coats Lodge of Masons at Easton by Dr. C. D. Harris, editor of the Southern Methodist. Warm weather has started spring activities among farmers near Del mar. Plans made assure the greatest acreage of cantaloupes in the history of this section. \ Peter Welsh, 101 years of age, died at Barton. He came from Ireland in a sailing ship in his youth. He worked at the opening of the first coal mines in the Cumberland region. The Eureka fertilizer plant at Frenchtown, has been sold by R. C. Thackery, Frederick T. Haines and William S. Evans, trustees, to the Lan caster Chemical Company, of Lancas ter, Pa., for $10,259. Miss Elsie Guiberson has been ap pointed principal at Oak Grove pub lic school, succeeding Miss Fannie Peach, who accepts the appointment as deputy postmistress at the North East office. An automobile driven by J. P. Ahern, president of the Millington National Bank, struck and seriously injured Charles, the 11-year-old son of C. H. Harris, a merchant in Millington. The lad ran in front of the machine. While gunning in a small skiff, Bryan Wood and Alvin McCauley, of Galena, had a very narrow escape from drowning when their craft upset, throwing both men into the water. They were rescued by fishermen. Because it was warm there, J. , Lewis Demmitt, 45 years old, retired : on the top of a lime kiln near Woods ■boro and dropped off to sleep. When he awakened both his legs were charred. He was hurried to Montevue Hospital, where it was said both legs probably would be amputated. ■ Citizens of the eastern section of : Montgomery county are interested in [ the bill introduced in the State Senate by Senator William Holmead, of Prince George’s county, providing for an appropriation of SIOO,OOO for the construction of a pike from Sandy Spring, this county, to Laurel. A large j part of the hauling done by the farm- ’ ers of the eastern section of this coun ty is to Laurel. 1 At the annual meeting of the Hagers town Automobile Club, Inc., at the offices of the board of trade, the fol- i lowing officers were elected: Presi- j dent, Dr. J. Royer Laughlin; vice president, Dr. Victor D. Miller, Jr.; sec retary, Roy Danzer; treasurer, Charles < M. Danzer; directors, Mayor J. Me- < Pherson Scott, William B. Littleton, S. i H. Weihenmayer, Ernest Brining, H. 1 Dixon McLaughlin, Albert Heard, H. 1 W. Kaylor, David P. Schindel and J. i Ellsworth Stonebraker. 1 The Pennsylvania authorities have been requested to arrest William 1 Esicks, who is wanted at Elkton on £ ithe charge of larceny of a horse and puggy from Edward Taylor, a livery man. The team was stolen over a 1 (Week ago. 1 The Hagerstown Mercantile Pro- £ tectivs Association has been organ- ] ized. W. C. Hepperle, formerly gen- £ eral superintendent of the Hagerstown ( Electric Railway Company, was elected directing chairman and W. A. Johnson, formerly of Baltimore, secre ; ( tary and office manager. 1 MARYLAND LEGISLATURE For the Insane. A third insane hospital loan is pro posed by Senator Campbell, who intro duced a bill providing for an appro- j priation of $600,000, the money to be j distributed as follows: $140,000 for additional buildings at the Springfield Hospital at Sykesville. $120,000 for additional buildings at Spring Grove at Catonsville. $140,000 for additional buildings at the Crownsville State Hospital. $130,000 for additional buildings at the Eastern Shore Hospital at Cam bridge. $70,000 for additional buildings at the Rosewood State Training , School at Owings Mills. A half cent is to be added to the tax rate to meet the fixed Charges and to provide for the sinking fund. Harford County Game Laws. Senator Archer proposes to amend the game law for Harford county so as to include among the birds it is now unlawful to kill all others except Eng lish sparrows, partridges, quail and woodcock. It is also forbidden to shoot or catch rabbits, partridges, quail, woodcock or squirrel between Decern- | ber 10 and November 10, or when the ground is sufficiently covered with snow to track rabbits or birds. The shooting of raccoons is prohibited from December Ito October 1. All the fines imposed for violation are to be paid in full to the informers except when the arrest is made by the chief game war den. Insurance Investments. In the House Mr. Wilkinson, chair man of the Ways and Means Commit tee, introduced a bill requiring that each life insurance company organ ized under the laws of other States or the United States and doing business in Maryland, now or hereafter, shall invest and keep invested in Maryland securities or in Maryland real estate a sum of money equal at least to 75 per cent, of the aggregate of the legal re serve required by the State of its domicile, to be maintained on account of its policies of insurance in force written upon the lives of citizens of this State. For Mass Vote Primaries. Senator Maloy, of Baltimore, intro duced another bill regulating the man- ! ner of nominating and electing United States Senators. It provides for nomination on the State-wide or mass vote plan in primaries, and gives the Governor pow er to appoint Senators to fill vacancies, the appointees to serve until the next election for Congressmen, when a new Senator is to be chosen. Provisions of the Corrupt Practices act are extended to the primaries for United States Sen ators. Offer New Referendum Bill. Delegate Addison, of Prince George’s, introduced another initiative and refer endum bill. It is similar in nearly every respect to the measure intro duced in the Senate by Senator Ogden, of Baltimore. Mr. Addison’s bill is virtually the same as the Wisconsin law, wnich is claimed by many students of the sub ject to be about the last word on initiative and referendum legislation. It lets in the liquor question, which is shut out by the Ogden measure. To Inspect Hogs and Horses. Legislation providing strict health regulations and inspections for swine used for breeding purposes and for all horses brought to Maryland from other States is being prepared by mem bers of the State Live Stock Sanitary Board. The latter are working in close conjunction with Senator W. Oscar Collier, who will probably in troduce the bills. Boys May Hunt As Usual. The law will not interfere with boys under 18 years of age who would a- | hunting go. The House Judiciary Committee reported unfavorably Mr. Shortzer’s bill prohibiting boys under 18 years from carrying arms and air guns. The reported was adopted. Bans Heavy Weights On Curtains. Mr. Reviol, of the city delegation, introduced a bill to prohibit the use of 400-pound weights for raising and lowering curtains in theaters. Mr. Reviol says that in several cities seri ous accidents have been caused by the fall of these weights. Wants SIO,OOO For Drawbridge. Carrying an appropriation of SIO,OOO, a bill to erect a drawbridge connecting St. Georges Island with the mainland was introduced in the Senate by Sen ator Chesley, of St. Marys. To Stop Ball Playing On Sunday. Mr. Sheritzer introduced in the House a bill to prohibit baseball | games on Sundays in Garrett county. [ After living in fear of arrest on the charge of robbing the money drawer of a store at Sharptown six years ago, a colored youth, who is now living in Philadelphia, returned this week and handed the firm S4O in cash, the amount he claimed he stole, with in terest. He will not be prosecuted. The 130-acre limestone farm of Wil- I liam H. Hykes, near Paramount, was sold to William Strock for $16,120. The industry of canning crayfish, known in the market as Cape Spiny lobster, which began in the vicinity of I Cape Town a few years since in a small way, has gradually grown in im portance until the output for the sea son just closed aggregated nearly 50,- 000 cases. More than nine hundred nurses are employed in the Moscow Hospital, the : largest in Europe. ’ SEVEN AMERICANS mmm Held by Mexican Bandits Who Wrecked Tunnel. VILLA AFTER DESPERADOES Twenty-Two Of the Robbers Shot Last Tuesday—Bandits Also De stroy Two Important Bridges. Juarez, Mexico. —Seven American railroad men are believed to be prison ers; the Great Cumbre Railroad tun nel through the continental divide is In ruins, and the Mexican Northwest ern passenger train which left here Wednesday morning is a charred wreck at the mouth of the tunnel as the result of the depredations of mem- J bers of the Maximo Castillo gang of bandits. This information amplifying reports from Chihuahua was received here at the headquarters of the railroad. It corrects the statement that it was the Drake tunnel, a smaller bore south of Cumbre, that was destroyed. The Cumbre tunnel is the largest on the | road, 3,700 feet long. ! The names of the prisoners reported here are: M. J. Gilmartin, superintendent of the road. j H. Schofield, superintendent of ter minals at Juarez. Lee Williams, assistant manager of the railroad commissary. E. J. McCutcheon, engineer of the passenger train. J. E. Webster, conductor. H. F. Marsdens, express agent. A seventh American is believed to have been on the train and was also employed on the freight train which was used to fire the .tunnel. | Gen. Francisco Villa, commander of the rebel forces, now at Chihuahua, was enraged at the news, and in a tele gram which passed through here in structed Gen. Felipe Macias, operat ing in the Casas Grandes district, to shoot every man who could not satis factorily account for his presence there. The bandits are believed to be operating in two forces of about 30 men each, as Cumbre is a hard day’s ride from El Valle, near Casas Grandes, where 22 of the robbers were paptured and shot last Tuesday. . The other detachment, believed to be under Castillo himself, did the ; wrecking, probably in revenge for the fate of his men at El Ville. He cap tured a train of stock - cars Wednes day and ran it into the tunnel, where it was set on fire. The tunnel'was ablaze that evening when the passenger train from Juarez was captured and sent headlong into the roaring tunnel furnace, which was belching flames and smoke from its mouth. Castillo then destroyed two neigh boring bridges, one of them construct ed of steel, and ran two locomotives over the embankment into a deep canyon. Aroused to a high pitch of anger by the capture of American railroad ofli j cials and trainmen by Maximo Cas j tillo’s bandits, posses are being formed in the Guerrero district to assist the rebels in running down the bandits. The posse is reported to consist of cowboys from the Hearst ranch. Rail road employes and men from the Madera Lumber Company’s plant are said to be among those who have vol unteered to assist in the hunt. TO RUSH ARMS OVER BORDER. Dealers In War Material Preparing For a Big Business. New Orleans.—Dealers in war ma terial here began to prepare supplies for shipment to rebels in Northern Mexico as a result of the decision of President Wilson to lift the embargo on shipments of munitions of war into the Southern Republic. About 100 men were working at warehouses packing rifles, cartridges and machine guns. Rebel representatives here said the supplies would be rushed across the border as rapidly as transportation facilities could be obtained. Great quantities of munitions have been here for months under the surveillance of United States government officials. WOMAN GUILTY OF MURDER. Mrs. Ross, Husband Slayer,-.To Serve Ten Years. Fulton, Mo. —Mrs. Susan Ross was found guilty for the second time of the murder of her husband, J. Hay wood Ross, and was sentenced to ten years in the penitentiary. She was convicted of murder in the second de gree. The sentence in the first trial was the same. Ross was found mur dered in bed. TWO KILLED BY EXPLOSION. Five Hurt, Three Fatally, In Kentucky Sawmill. Urban, Ky.—Frank Pennington and Robert Hayer, of this city, were in stantly killed; Thomas Hayer, Daniel Cox and Robert Hampton were fatally burned, while John and Lincoln Hayer were seriously injured when a boiler in a sawmill exploded here. The mill was wrecked. All of the dead and in jured were employed at the mill and reside here. THREE TO PRISON FOR BRIBERY. Cassidy and Willett Given Year and Half and Fined SI,OOO. New York.—Joseph Cassidy, former Democratic boss of Queens county, and William Willett, a former Congress man, were sentenced to serve a year and six months in Sing Sing prison and to pay SI,OOO fine. Louis T. Wal ter, a politician, was sentenced to three months and fined SI,OOO. Willett was convicted of paying a bribe to Cassidy for a Supreme Court nomina tion. Walter was the go-between. THE FRO3TBURG SPIRIT, FROSTBURG, MD THIS EUGENIC AGE (Copyright) HIS SCHMIDT FOUNDM Murder in the First Degree the Verdict of the Jury. PENALTY DEATH IN CHAIR. "1 Would Rather Die Tonight Than Tomorrow,” He Says—Coun sel Undecided About Appeal. New York. Hans Schmidt was found guilty of murder in the first de gree for killing Anna Aumuller, a young woman he had married through a self-performed ceremony while act ing as a priest at St. Joseph’s Church. The penalty for the crime is death in the electric chair at Sing Sing prison. He will be sentenced this week. Schmidt, whose defense was in sanity, laughed bitterly when the ver dict was pronounced. He had stead fastly declared himself guilty and at his arraignment before being held for the Supreme Court pleaded that he be punished by death. Later he protested against the insanity defense advanced by his counsel and said he would not assist them in any way if they pre pared an appeal. “I would rather die tonight than to morrow,” he said. “It is as it should be and as I wish it.” This was the second trial and the jury was out a few minutes less than five hours. At the first trial the jury disagreed. Alienists for prosecution and defense supplied most of the testi mony at both trials. Schmidt’s coun sel hoped that if he was not acquitted on the grounds of mental unsoundness the degree of guilt fixed by the jury would be second degree murder; for the jurors, sending out for instructions shortly after retiring, were informed by Justice Vernon M. Davis that they could if they wished pronounce a ver dict less severe than death. A. G. Koelble, of Schmidt’s counsel, asserted after the verdict that owing to the former priest’s persistent si lence concerning the crime it had not been possible to place all the facts be fore the jury. He said Schmidt was not guilty of murder, but had shielded a physician after the woman’s death. She was not murdered, the lawyer de clared. If the police would display energy, he said, they could get at the truth. The lawyer was undecided whether he would take an appeal. “Father Schmidt will never go to the electric chair,” he added. Anna Aumuller’s body was cut up with a knife in Schmidt’s flat on Sep tember 2 and the pieces, in several bundles, were tossed into the Hudson river, where most of them were found before suspicion was directed against Schmidt. The head was never re covered. Schmidt in his confession to the police said he was commanded to make “a sacrifice” of the Aumuller girl’s life by his patron, St. Elizabeth. ECUADOR IS REVOLTING AGAIN. Rebels Demand Resignation of Presi dent Plaza. Panama. Mail advices received here from Ecuador, say the revolution in the republic is gaining headway and that Guayaquill, the principal sea port, is preparing to proclaim a new government. The rebels demand the resignation of President Leonidas Plaza, who is held responsible by them for the lynching at Quinto January 28, 1912, of Gen. Eloy Alfaro, President of Ecuador. STATE OF SIEGE IS PROLONGED. Nicaragua Under Martial Law For Sixty Days More. San Juan, del Sur, Nicaragua.—The Nicaraguan Congress approved the President’s decree prolonging the state of siege for 60 days. Nicaragua has been under martial law for several months owing to the danger from rev olutionary movements and at the same time a strict censorship has been ex ercised over dispatches. THE GATEWAY AMENDMENT. Would Make It Easier To Amend the Constitution. Washington.—Contending that the Constitution ought to be the direct declaration of the people, rather than the declaration of a legislative body, Senator Cummins and other members of, the Judiciary Committee submitted a minority report, urging adoption of the so-called gateway amendment, to make the Constitution amenable with out initiative action by Congress. It has been reported advisedly by the Judiciary majority. CARRANZA TO USEJEROPLANE Among the War Munitions to Be Ordered at Once. OPERATE ON PACIFIC COAST Gen. Angeles "To Have Charge Of the Organization Of the Aerial Fleets. Only Mexican Aviators Will Operate Machines. Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mex. Military aeroplanes will be among the war munitions to be ordered at once from the United States by General Carranza, the rebel chieftain. This was an nounced after Carranza had made hasty arrangements to take advantage immediately of the American govern ment’s action In lifting the embargo on the exportation of arms. The aeroplanes will be used in campaigns in Northern Mexico. Fourteen thousand rifles, with suf ficient ammunition for a long cam paign, already have been ordered. It was stated also that the insur gents would import artillery with mounts suitable for use aboard ves , sels, which will be armored for opera tions against the Pacific Coast sea ports still held by the Huerta forces. The organization of aerial war fleets will be effected by General Angeles, sub-secretary of war in the Carranza cabinet. It will be commanded by Capt. Fredrico Cervants, who recently returned after - having spent three months as a student in military avia tion camps in France. Only Mexican aviators will be used, including two members of Carranza’s staff, who are qualified air pilots. The 14,000 rifles contracted for wUI be used to equip rebel troops in Chihuahua and Zacatecas. SUNBURY REVIEWS BLUE LAWS. Tango Dancing And Turkey Trotting Will Be Prohibited. Sunbury, Pa.—Dr. H. T. Keiser, Chief Burgess, and Merle Shannon, Chief of Police, both of whom were converted at a revival meeting Sun day, announced that they would elim inate from Sunbury all gambling houses, places of immorality and slot machines. It was also stated that tango dancing and “turkey trotting” will not be permitted, that all busi ness places would be forced to close on Sundays and that all other pro visions of the blue laws would be rigidly enforced. THE SUFFRAGISTS LOSE AGAIN. House Democratic Caucus Declares Against Special Committee. • Washington.—House Democrats at a caucus went on record against the creation of a House Committee on Woman Suffrage. By a vote of 123 to 57 the caucus adopted a resolu tion declaring this a state question and rejecting the Raker resolution to create the committee. MADE WIFE SLEEP ON FLOOR. Eccentric Husband Fined SSO For Dis orderly Conduct. Chicago. A man who habitually sets his alarm clock for 2 A. M. and at that hour makes his wife get out of bed and sleep on the floor is guilty of disorderly conduct. This ruling was given by Municipal Judge Sullivan, who fined the offender, Stanley Melish, SSO and costs. WOMAN ACCEPTS PASTORATE. Miss Sarah Eckroyd Will Assume New Duties At Once. Williamsport, Pa.: —Miss Sarah Eck royd, of Pennsdale, has accepted the call to the pastorate of the Christian Alliance Church at Avis. She will as sume her duties at once. Miss Eck royd is 40 years of age. She has been engaged in religious work for a num ber of' years and has lately been in charge of a congregation of the Al liance Church at Hughesville. THE NEW CORPORATION BILL. Federal Control, Publicity and No Free Stock Are Provisions. Washington.—An act that would force all corporations doing an inter- ! state business to incorporate under 1 Federal laws and comply with strict | Federal regulations was introduced by i Senator Nelson following the decision j along' that line in the Banking and ! Currency Committee hearings as to j means of safeguarding the public in ] the listing of securities on the stock j exchange. 1 BURNETT BILL PASSER HOUSE Provides Literacy Test For Ad mission of Immigrants. WILSON AGAINST PROVISION Opponents Of Educational Test Fought Strenuously To the Last, But Are Overwhelmingly Defeated. Washington.—The Burnett Immigra tion bill prescribing a literacy test for applicants to admission to the United States was passed by the House by a vote of 241 to 126. All proposed amendments relating to the exclusion of Asiatic immigrants had been previously eliminated. As passed the bill provides that . every immigrant admitted to the United States must be able to read “the English language, or. some other language or dialect, including Hebrew or Yiddish.” It prescribes the method of testing immigrants, stipulating that each applicant for admission must read a slip on which is printed be tween 30 and 40 words. In its present form this measure passed the House and Senate in the ! last Congress, but was vetoed by Presi dent Taft. A similar bill was vetoed during President Cleveland’s second administration. The supporters of the bill are con ' fident that it will again pass the Sen ate, although President Wilson has let it be known that he does not approve the literacy test. Opponents of the chief proviso fought strenuously to the last, but on a final effort to eliminate the test from the bill they were defeated, 140 to 239. The final vote came at the end of . a day of vigorous debate, which at times threw the House into confusion, and on several occasions threatened to . cause very serious trouble. KILLS HIMSELF IN CHURCH. Former Town Treasurer Commits Suicide In the Chancel. Providence, R. I. —On his knees in the chancel of Grace Church, John Ogden, former town treasurer of North Providence, drew a revolver and shot himself in the head. He died almost instantly. Before he approached the chancel Ogden had been sitting in a pew in the rear of the church writing in a book, which he later handed to a deaconess. In the book were found notes to his wife and to the superin tendent of a mill in which he had been employed. “UNCLE JOE” CANNON MAY RUN. Thinks He Would Be Happier In Con gress Than In Danville. Washington.—" Uncle Joe” Cannon, his friends in Congress learned, may run again for Congress. The former Speaker is lonely in Danville, he says, and may conclude to be a candidate. “I am not exactly unhappy,” said “Uncle Joe.” "I would rather be in Danville than wearing a path in Wash ington pavements. But I would rather be back here in the halls where I served nearly 50 years; I would be happier here.” PATROL TO KEEP OUT LiQUOR. West Virginian Would Have Stats Border Guarded. Charlestown, W. Va. A border patrol to prohibit illegal shipment of intoxicants into West Virginia after June 30, when the Yost Prohibition law goes into effect, is the plan of Fred O. Blue, ex-officio Commissioner of Prohibition. Commissioner Blue be lieves that the patrol will prevent “bootlegging.” The size of the patrol has not been determined. COL. BARNETT IS NOMINATED. President Also Sends in Name Of Shanghai Judge. Washington. President Wilson made these nominations: Judge of the United States Court at Shanghai, China Charles Sumner Lobingrier, of Omaha, Neb. Major-General Commandant of the Marine Corps—Col. George Barnett. EMPLOYES GET EXTRA PAY. Then Help Allen Lane Scott To Cele brate Birthday. Philadelphia.—Employes of Allen Lane Scott, printers, helped Scott cele brate his eighty-eighth birthday by re ceiving a whole week’s extra pay. The compositors and pressmen also re ceived an increase of $1 a week in salary. NEW RADIUM BILL REPORTED. Proposes Leasing Of Lands And Fed eral Reducing Plant. Washington.—Chairman Foster, of the House Copimittee on Mines, re ported favorably to the House the re vised Administration bill for the con servation of radium. It proposes the leasing of carnotite lands in the West for mining under regulations and the establishment of a Federal radium re ducing plant. EVEN EUCHRE UNLAWFUL. Police To Raid Society Functions In East Liverpool. East Liverpool, O. —Contending that places where bridge, euchre and other j card games are played for prizes come ! under the law as much as do poker ! and other gambling rooms, Mayor ! Peter Schreiber announced that all i such forms of amusements here must ; cease. Mayor Schreiber declared he I was in earnest and would direct the j police to raid social functions where j card games were being played for i prizes. READY TO MAKE THEJEWINEY A Complete Set Needed Under the New Currency Law. j THE DESIGNS ALL PREPARED Three Characters Contemplated To Meet the Requirements Of the Various Issues Provided By the Law. Washington, D. C. —The system pro vided by the new currency law will re quire a new issue of paper currency, and the artists of the Bureau of Print-, ing and Engraving, where the paper money is made, are already at work preparing designs. No official ap proval has yet been given to the de signs, but the artistic merit of those already submitted has been applauded by officials of the Treasury Departs ment. It will probably be a year be fore the new money will be required for circulation, and this will giv& ample time to the engravers to pro duce the best workmanship possible, if the designs are early passed upon. It is probable that the designs submitted will await the return of Secretary Mc- Adoo for his official sanction. The designs contemplate three char acters of paper currency—the Federal reserve note which is to displace the emergency currency, the issue of which was extended a year by the new currency law; the Federal bank note, for issue as the circulation currency I of the reserve banks, as the national bank note is now the circulation ! medium of national banks, and nation al bank notes to replace the circulation of national banks that do not cancel their present circulation and that take advantage of all or part of the 20-year period for the retirement of all nation al circulation. The notes are to be made in value of $5, $lO, S2O, SSO and upward. The three characters of paper currency are to be similar in all respects, except that each will be distinguished for the character of currency that it is by the engraved words, Federal reserve cur rency, Federal bank currency or na tional bank currency and other neces sary descriptive matter of similar character. The size of the notes will follow the present standard, although it is most probable that a later issue will con form to the size proposed in an issue of paper currency by the last administra tion directed, and never put into cir culation, and held up by this adminis tration. The faces of the five-dollar notes, as designed, bear the portrait of Presi dent Abraham Lincoln in miniature on the right-hand side of the note. The denomination is expressed in a large Arabic numeral, one at each of the four corners. There is a delicate and beautiful border around the edge of the note, leaving a wide expanse hr white in the center. The back of this note bears designs illustrative of agri culture. At one end of the note is a scene depicting agricultural pursuits. At the opposite end is an allegorical group devoted to the same theme. There is again considerable expanse of white center. Cleveland is to he the portrait for the ten-dollar note. Manufacturing is the theme for the back of the note, with a scene of a busy factory, and allegorical figures, following the same treatment, given the back of the five dollar note. Commerce is to be the theme of the twenty-dollar note, and Jefferson the portrait. Grant’s por trait is to adorn the flfty-dollar note, graver’s theme for the back, with arts and sciences as the en- The backs of the five and ten-dollar notes, and the face of the five-dollar note have already been drawn, and the drawings submitted for approval. Bureau draftsmen are now working on the designs for the other denomina tions. PREACHER GETS FIVE YEARS. The Rev. Daniel Grantham Convicted Of Killing Man In Feud. Puervis, Miss. —The Rev. Daniel Grantham, pastor of a Baptist church here, was found guilty of manslaughter and sentenced to five years in prison. He was convicted of killing George Burkhalter in a controversy growing out of an alleged feud between the Grantham and Burkhalter families. ADAMS KILLED AT CARD TABLE. West Virginian Fires Fatal Shot At His Companion. Williamson, W. Va. —Daniel Adams was shot dead by William Ackerman, whom he had mortally wounded in a quarrel at Matawan, near here. The men had been playing cards. THIS CELLULOID COLLAR FATAL. Catches Fire and Kills Wearer While At Work. Hanover, N. H. —A burning celluloid collar caused the death of William E. Stone, a painter, while at work in his shop. His clothes caught fire. Roll ing himself quickly in a snow bank out* side the door, he thought he had ex tinguished the flames, when a smolder ing spark caught his celluloid collar. In a quick flash which followed Stone inhaled the flames. WOMAN SHOT THROUGH WINDOW Unknawn Assailant Kills Her At Break fast Table. Rhea Springs, Tenn. Mrs. Hub Genter was shot and killed near here by an unknown assailant, who fired a shotgun thrown a window while the woman was sitting at the breakfast table in the home of James Smith, her uncle. Smith was wounded in the arm. Officers with bloodhounds are at tempting to trail the assailant. No motive for the shooting is known. Mrs. Genter was Smith’s housekeeper.