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MARYLAND LEGISLATURE To Control Roads and Bridges. Senator Holmead proposes creating to. board of highway commissioners for Prince George’s county which is to have general control of the roads and bridges in the county. The board is made up of the county commissioners, and until December 1, 1915, are as signed as follows: George A. Gude, First district J. Jackson Suit, Second; John M. Bowie, Third; Harry M. Bowen, Fourth, and William H. Shuler, Fifth. The commissioners are author ized to name five road directors after January 1, 1916, until which time the following are to serve: First district, John D. Smith; Second, William Brady,; Third, Benjamin E. Randall; Fourth, Richard H. Edelen; Fifth, Her bert E. Hardy. $159,000 For Charity Work. , Individuals and delegations repre senting the various charitable institu tions and reformatories in and near Baltimore appeared before the Senate Finance and the House Ways and Means Committees and asked for, in some instances, a continuance of the aid they have been receiving from the State and in other instances for in creases. The applications heard asked for appropriations totaling $159,000. Other institutions remain to be con sidered. Most of the asylums, hos pitals and charity schools announced their intention of increasing their capacities and in that way explained their reasons for asking more than they are now receiving. SIO,OOO To Guarantee Good Faith. Dr. Wirt A. Duvall brought down a bill, which was later introduced by Senator Maloy, to standardize and equalize insurance conditions in the State. It provides that insurance com panies operated on a co-operative plan, a number of which have been licensed by the State Insurance Commission, shall be compelled to deposit with the Commissioner SIO,OOO worth of securi ties, as a guarantee of good faith, just as the big companies must deposit $50,000 .'each for the same purpose?' They are also to pay a license fee of $25 a year. For Election Officials. Senator Zihlman introduced a bill providing that the judges and clerks of election for Allegany county shall not be required to appear before the Board of Supervisors of Election for the purpose of examination nor to be sworn in, and that they may appear be fore a justice of the peace or notary public of the county and shall file with the Board of Supervisors a certificate of qualification. This provision already applies to Garrett, Queen Anne’s, Dor chester, Howard, Frederick, Washing ton, Carroll, Charles, St. Mary’s and Prince George’s counties. ) Harrison Sworn In. Senator Orlando Harrison was sworn In shortly after the Senate convened at noon Thursday. He was escorted to the platform by Senators Hammond and Milbourn, and the oath adminis tered by President Price. The cere mony was witnessed by the many friends of the Senator, who crowded into the chamber and filled the gal leries. Immediately after qualifying he took the seat previously occupied by Mr. Ashburn and took part in the deliberations. Medals For Spanish War Soldiers. Every Maryland soldier and sailor who took part in the war with Spain may proudly wear a medal com memorating that service, if a bill, in troduced in the House by Mr. Gatch, of Baltimore county, becomes a law. The medals are to be furnished by the State. An appropriation of $6,000 is provided, with whicif the Governor is to secure the medals. He is authorized to select the design. To Exempt City Stock. A big point was gained for Balti more when the Ways and Means Com mittee decided to report favorably the bill to exempt Baltimore city stock from taxation. If this bill becomes a law Baltimore will save over SIOO,OOO annually, this being the sum levied with which to pay the tax. The repeal of the existing law was urged by State Comptroller Harrington in his last re port. Wants a Census Of Children. An annual census of children of Bal timore city, between the ages of 6 and 18 years, is provided in a bill intro duced in the House by Mr. Frick. It is to be taken by the police at the time the census of voters is taken. Infor ' mation regarding school attendance and employment of children is to be gathered. For Popular Election Or Treasurer. In the House Mr. Waters, of Mont gomery county, Introduced a bill to amend the State Constitution in order that the State Treasury may be elected . !by direct vote instead of by the Gen eral Assembly as at present. No Bible Legislation., The H6use Committee on Judiciary reported unfavorably the bill which Mr. Gatch introduced by request re quiring the reading of the Bible in pub lic schools daily. The unfavorable re port was adopted. English statistics place the number of automobiles in use in the world at more than 2,226,000, of which more than one half are in the United States. A new household convenience is a seat to be suspended by hooks from a bath tub, either inside for use in bath ling or outside to aid a person in dress ing. Rubber exports from Federated (Malay States last year aggregated 52,- [557,409 pounds, compared with 34,- 732,415 pounds in 1912 and 19,695,330 [pounds in 1911. HID MEWS | IK SHORT ORDER The Latest Gleanings From /Ml Over the State. John R. Beall, of La Plata, has • appointed station agent for the P., |H i & W. R. R. at North East. EH Members of the New Century CluVf of Delmar, are agitating the erectio® of a building to house the organiz® The Town Improvement Association of Chestertown has started a mov<® ment against' spitting on the sidewalk® While playing during the noon r<® cess hour, Eva Statts, a little schoo® girl of Crompton, fell, breaking ht® left arm in two places. H The degree team of Mountain CitH Lodge, No. 29, K. P., will confer first rank at the golden jubilee of }q Knights of Pythias of Washington cfll| February 19, 20 and 21. ||l Mrs. Susan R! Dade, widow Joseph Dade, of Hutchinson, K Ml died Thursday night at Walledene, fSjj the home of her sister, Mrs. WilliaHl , E. Wall, near Boyds, where she haH been visiting. MS Washington county commissioneiHj broke the deadlock existing for selfl eral weeks over the appointment c® county attorney, when they electe® former Justice Elias B. Hartle, pr<® gressive Democrat, to that office. H At a meeting of the women of Che® tertown a hospital committe wal formed, with Mrs. J. H. ! chairman. Funds will be raised thi® spring to purchase the Westcott mail sion to be used as a local hospital. H The mangled body of Edward Pen - ® Middleton was found on the Balt™ more and Ohio tracks near North Branch. It is supposed Middleton wa s returning from Cumberland when struck by a train. Rev. Cosby M. Robertson, of Ban chanan, W. Va., has accepted a call the pastorate of the First Baptigjj Church at Cambridge and will remo'Bl with his family to Cambridge March 1. Bf The Chesapeake and Canal, after being closed for the paßl six weeks undergoing repairs, w;|B opened for traffic. The first vessels HI go through were the Ericsson steaißH ers plying between Philadelphia a HI Baltimore. g® M. D. Kirk has been appointed engineer for the Davis Coal and CcjJOj Company, with headquarters, Cumtjfllj land. This is a newly created ollW Mr. Kirk comes from Clover, iRMj where he was chief engineer for ®M Ebensburg Coal Company. 'JM| Dr. Clarence I. Benson, of Port IMj posit, and Miss Margerty Kraus;-', Hffl manual training instructor at ToilOJ Institute, were married last WednJßß day evening at the home of the bridtNlj parents in Philadelphia. Dr. and MOD Benson will make their future hoiMM at Port Deposit. ; ; An engagement of much interest tb j society in Port Deposit, fialtimcre and New York was announced when Sam’l C. Rowland, multi-millionaire, of Port Deposit, announced the coming mar riage of his daughter, Miss Dorothy Rowland, to Frank H. Winants, of New York. No date has been set for the wedding. i Playing with lighted candles used on a birthday cake, the 2-year-old daughter of Albert S. Dyer, of Freder ick, was so seriously burned that she is not expected to live. - The child was alone in the house with her 5- year-old brother when the accident occurred. The will of William T. Clark, former judge of the Orphans’ Court for Cecil county, who died last week at his home at North East, was filed for pro bate Thursday in the register’s office at Elkton. His estate, valued at $lO,- 000, is left to his widow during her lifetime and at her death to be divided among his children. Toppling from the top of a loaded spring wagon, Roy Hugh Specht, the 10-year-old son of D. M. Specht, Doubs, was partly scalped when the wagon wheel passed over the back part of his head. It jequjred nearly a dozen stitches to close the wound. About three stitches were required to close the wound over the eye. He also has a slight concussion of the brain. His condition is serious. Heart balm in the sum of SIO,OOO is asked by Miss Mae R. Moser from Lloyd C. Bartgis, formerly of Myers ville, in a breach of promise suit filed by Miss Moser’s attorneys, Stoner & Weinberg. . Simultaneously Miss Moser’s father, George W. Moser, filed a suit against Bartgis for SIO,OOO for the loss of his daughter’s services, brought about by Bartgis’ relations with Miss Moser. Bartgis left land about three years ago and map ried another woman. St. Louis factories in 1912 numbered 2,585 and had an output valued a< $345,657,438. Artillery officers of the United States army have succeeded in direct ing the fire of coast defense guns from points as far distant as eight miles. A series of electric buttons, the cor rect combination of which to produce results is known only to the author ized, features a new automobile starter. That he has invented a malleable aluminum alloy with steel’s strength, but with only one-third the weight of brass, is the claim of an English chemist. WORLD TOLD lOJEEP 001 Mexico Must Settle Her Own Difficulties, Says Bryan. ’t| . "V-tt 1 *ll \ (f •> '•* , ! 'J if ll I* 'p disposition of the officials is to leave such matters to be adjusted after the present revolution is ended. ( Comes VP On Interpellation. , 1 1! 1 1 1 1 ! 1 > 1 ' 1 QUAKE IN NORTHEAST STATES. Felt As Far South As Washington, As Far West As St. Louis. New York. —An earthquake lasting from 15 to 20 seconds and disturbing particularly what are geologically known as the Devonian and Silurian sections of the northeastern parts of the United States occurred shortly after 1.30 P. M. Tuesday, being especi ally severe in the central and north ern parts of New York State. Vir tually all of New York State, including this city, felt the shock, and New Eng land generally, lower Eastern Canada and parts of New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania were shaken. Tremors were recorded as far south as Wash ington and as far West as St. Louis. AN EX-BANDIT PLATFORM. He Is a Candidate For Governor Of Oklahoma. Oklahoma City, Okla. —A1 J. Jen nings, a former bandit, but now a can didate for governor of Oklahoma, gave out his platform. It contains only about 60 words. “My platform,” said Jennings, “is fidelity to the people, real honesty in office and that the law shall be no respecter of persons. When these principles are truly and honestly carried into effect, all inter ests will be subserved and taxss will be reduced. In all my life I never have betrayed a confidence. If the people confide in me, God being my judge, I’ll not betray them.” $1,000,000 IN BONDS SOLD QUICK. Chicago Saves $63,000 By Using Over- Counter Method. Chicago.—The sale of city bonds over the counter, an experiment in municipal financing, reached the sl,- 000,000 mark and City Hall officials ‘ smiled as they recorded the figures. According to the City Comptroller, this method of disposing of the bonds has effected a saving of more than $63,000, or enough to pay the expenses of his office for half a year. JAPANESE IN UGLY MOOD. Attack Parliament House and Want To Impeach the Cabinet. Tokio. —A riotous mob attacked the Japanese House of Parliament. It was driven back by the police only after the entrance gates had been broken down and scores of people injured. The rioting followed a big mass meet ing at which resolutions were passed to impeach the cabinet for its atti tude in connection with the graft charges against Japanese naval offi cers. TE FROSTBURG SPxRIT. FROSTBURG, MD AND IT’S UP TO THE FEDS TO MOVE Lee Mansion at Arlington, a barehead ed Southern officer of the Civil War opened the simple exercises that mark- Ig of the ground for the f the great white mar the nation is about to iam Lincoln. This day, 3d and fifth anniversary rth, was chosen for the e ground for the $2,000,- which will rise as rapid- Ltractors can push the [ group gathered to wit icant event, Joseph C. S. mer senator from Ken b first to sink a spade nd and then with un tie spoke in high praise of the President against ht half a century ago. rial will show that Lin igarded as the greatest ns,” said Senator Black it he is so held by the 1 as ibrfi North. Today dry show that this great . begun and will be car y until its completion.” •, of Toledo, O.; Colonel Lieutenant J. A. O’Con- H. A. Vaile, John F. Be rry Bacon sought turns for the honor of aiding e building of the me te it was a Southerner who made the motion to adourn out of respect to the memory of Lincoln. The motion was made without pre-arrange ment by Senator Overman, of North Carolina, following the reading of the former President’s Gettysburg address by Senator Bradley, of Kentucky. It was Senator Kenyon, of lowa, who had suggested that the Senate might well pause a moment to observe the birth day anniversary. The House, too, paused in its deliberations to pay its respect to the memory of the great emancipator. THE MINERS TURNED DOWN. Operators Refuse Increase In Pay and Better Working Conditions. Philadelphia.—The deadlock expect ed between the bituminous coal mine operators of Western Pennsylvania, Ohio, Illinois and Indiana and the United Mine Workers over the latter’s demands for an increase in wages and other benefits materialized when the operators refused to grant the men’s demands. They said the increased pay would be ruinous to the trade and offered the present agreement as the best they could make. NEVER QUARRELED IN 65 YEARS. Husband Of 87 and Wife Of 84 Cele brate Anniversary. New York. —After 65 years of mar ried life Mr. and Mrs'. Theodore Tuttle, of Speonk, Long Island, said at their anniversary celebration that in all those years they had never quarreled. SIX YEARS TO MAKE VALUATION. Commissioner Prouty Says It Will Cost $12,000,000 —Tells Of Purpose. Washington.—C. A. Prouty, of the Interstate Commerce Commission, told the Chamber of Commerce of the •United States that the so-called physi cal valuation of the common carriers of the United States, ordered March 1, 1913, will not be completed, so far as the railroads are concerned, until 1918 or 1920. He estimated the cost of valuation at $12,000,000. BRITISH GUNS LANDED. Supposed To Be Intended For Defend ing the Legation At Mexico City. CrUz. —A party of British blue jackets landed two machine guns from the British flagship Suffolk and placed them on board a car on the MexK rn railway, consigned to the British Lega tion in Mexico City. With toe guns was sent a great quantity of ammuni tion. It is assumed here that the guns and ammunition are intended for the defense of the British Legation in case of an. uprising in the Federal capital. age, was sentenced to die in the elßffl trie chair at Sing Sing some time (nfij ing the week beginning March 2i|OH Justice Vernon M. Davis, in HOj criminal branch of the Supreme CoiffllS pronounced sentence after SchmHH through his counsel, T. J. announced he had nothing to say. HD Just before Schmidt was called i KDN court the newspapermen sent himBIH message asking him if he wished make a statement. He sent backH| carefully penned note, as follows: aS<! Beyond this vale of tears there ii life above, jßfij Unmeasured by the flight of yea And all that life is love 99 No Sign Of Emotion. MB Schmidt took his sentence with ffflgfl solutely no show' of emotion. He erect before Justice Davis and loo’ Q*S straight at him, taking no notice wh fO ever of anyone else around him. \\ hNM Justice Davis put the question: you anything to say before sentenceHfi passed., upon you?” he merely leaiJjjffl slightly forward. There was a pa'HH and Attorney McManus moved forlH new trial and a stay of sentence. Bo'™ motions were denied. Immediately after sentence was pro nounced Deputy Sheriff Bowers step ped to the man’s side with a pair of handcuffs. Schmidt turned to Bowers and coolly held out his hands. The prisoner wore a fur overcoat, with a clean white muffler about his neck. His beard, grown since he was arrested, was tucked into the collar of the overcoat. His whole appearance was vastly improved since he was last in court. Schmidt was taken to Sing Sing im mediately. COLLECTION AT THE SOURCE. Bill In House To Repeal This Feature Of Income Tax Law. Washington.—A modified bill to re peal the collection at the source fea ture of the income tax law was intro duced by Representative Cantor, of New York, who has been conferring with city authorities and others in New York city. The modified measure, after abolishing collection at the source, would have the person who, under the existing law, would deduct the income furnish to the government information in detail as to amounts and persons, so the Treasury Depart ment might collect. PATIENTS SAVED FROM FIRE. Forty-Five Taken From Milwaukee Sanatorium. Milwaukee. —Forty-five panic-strick en patients of the City Sanatorium for tuberculosis were rescued from a fire which destroyed the institution. The loss was $50,000. The hospital was in Wauwatosa, a suburb. The fire broke out in the basement, and by the time the patients had been awakened the flames were approaching their beds. ALPHONSE BERTILLON DEAD. He Created System Of Identifying Criminals. Paris. —Alphonse Jlertillon, creator of the system of criminal identifica tion which made his name known throughout the world, died here, aged 61. Bertillon’s title was of the Anthropometric Department of the Paris Police.” He had been ill for some time suffering from anemia, com plicated with other maladies. He was operated on in October. ASQUITH FIRM IN REFUSAL. Says Britain Will Not Take Part In 'Frisco Fair. London. —Premier Asquith again re fused British official participation in the Panama-Pacific Exposition at San Francisco. When asked in the House of Commons by Waldorf Astor to re consider the matter, Mr. Asquith said: “The British Government recently re considered the question of participa tion in the exposition at San Fran cisco, but regret’s that it does not feel able to modify its previous decision." GIVES $2,000,000 MOREJOR PEKOE Carnegie Fund to Be Used Through Churches. # PUT IN HANDS OF TRUSTEES Income Of Sum To Be Spent For Cir culation Of Literature Among Clergy and To Have Annual Ob servance Of Peace Sunday. New York.- —Andrew Carnegie gave $2,000,000 to be used through the churches for the promotion of inter national peace. The income of the fund, about SIOO,OOO a year, will be ex pended by a board of 26 trustees, rep resenting all the leading religious de nominations in the United States. This gift is in addition to the $lO,- 000,000 foundation establishment by Mr. Carnegie December 14, 1910, “to hasten the abolition of international war.” The announcement was made at the close of a luncheon at Mr. Car negie’s home attended by the trustees of the new foundation. The trustees organized “the Church Peace Union,” which will be incorporated under the laws of New York State. The income of the fund will be used to organize the moral power of the churches on critical international ques tions, to circulate peace literature among the clergy to bring about the annual observance of a “peace Sun day.” Conferences in America and Eu rope will be called to discuss the pro motion of peace. When the leading nations abolish war and the fund has fulfilled its purposes, the trustees may devote the income to other philan thropic uses. Bishop Greer President. Bishop Greer was elected president ■ of the union; Dr. W. M. P. Merrill, of Heir To British Throne Will Visit This Country. London. —Preliminary plans have been drafted for the tour of the Brit ish Empire to be made by the Prince of Wales in 1915. The trip is to in -1 elude a visit to the United States on ; the return journey. It is possible that Prince Albert, the second son of King 1 George, may accompany the Prince of • Wales. As at present arranged, the Prince will go first to Australia and New Zealand, returning to England by way- of Canada and the United States. His visit to India has been reserved for a later date. NO RELIEF FOR POTOMAC. Naval Tug Will Be Left Imprisoned In the Ice. Washington.—No vessel will be sent to the relief of the naval tug Potomac, - imprisoned by the ice packs in the - Bay of Islands, on the coast of New - foundland. The Navy Department an ! nounced that it would wait until the - forces of nature made the release of ) the tug possible. It is the opinion of - naval officers familiar with Arctic con -1 ditions that when the tug is freed the • pressure of the ice floes by the spring thaws will have ended its career as a seaworthy vessel. $1,800,000 FOR C. & D. CANAL. ; f Curtis Bay Is Given $123,700 In House Bill. Washington. —The sum of $1,800,000 i will be carried in the House Rivers ! and Harbors bill for the purchase of i the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal, ! according to semi-official information. - The Covington bill carried $2,500,000. s The $1,800,000 is recommended to be made available at once. CONDUCTOR KILLED IN WRECK. I Passenger Train Plows Into Freight At Cameron, W. Va. Fairmont, W. Va.—James E. Boyd, - conductor, was killed in a rear-end i collision on the Baltimore and Ohio l Railroad of passenger train No. 4 and : freight train No. 94, near Cameron. > G. M. Smith, brakeman on the freight ’ train, had both legs mangled. He was - brought here to Miners’ Hospital, i Edward Van Allen, brakeman on the passenger train, was slightly hurt. WILSON TAKES UP FILIPINOS. i Confers With Chairman Jones On Ex tending Liberties. Washington. —The question how to l further liberalize the government! of l the Philippines occupied President > Wilson in an hour’s conference with - Chairman Jones, of the House Insular Committee. The President has gone - as far as he can under the law in giv ing the Filipinos self-government. Ac - cording to Representative Jones, new l legislation may prescribe perhaps a ’ territorial form of government. SENATOR BACON’S DEATIU SHOCK To His Colleagues by the Unex pected News. GREAT LOSS TO PRESIDENT. As Chairman Of the Foreign Affair# Committee He Represented the , President In Important Mat ters Now Pending. Washington, D. C.—Augustus Oc tavius Bacon, United States senator from Georgia for nearly 19 years andf chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee since the ascendancy of the Democratic party March 4, 1915, died in a hospital here after an illness of ten days. He was the first United 1 States senator elected by direct vote of the people under tbe Seventeenth. Constitutional Amendment. Though Senator Bacoii had been seriously ill with kidney trouble and complications developing from a broken rib, his death was unexpected. The Immediate cause of the Sen ator’s death was diagnosed as a blood clot in the heart. In the absence of Senator Hoke Smith, of Georgia, Senator Overman was notified and procedings in the, Senate were abruptly halted when the North Carolina Senator announced the death. A brief resolution of respect! was adopted and the Senate adjourned.! The death of no member of either branch of Congress in years is more widely deplored than that of the senior Senator from Georgia. His long serv ice, his loyalty to the Democratic party and his usefulness as the chair man of one of the most powerful com mittees of the Senate made his pass ing felt with a keen sense of personal loss at the ’White House, at the Capitol and elsewhere throughout the city. For 15 years the Georgian had been a member of the Foreign Relations, Committee. He had studied the prob lems of that period as closely perhaps as any man who sat in the Senate in his time. And in his debates on the floor he showed his clear insight into the complications between the United States and other governments. It is for this reason, among others that the Administration feels bereaved. The Senate itself also is conscious of a distinct loss. That body had no more consistent defender of its dignity, Its prerogatives, its functions than Sen ator Bacon. One of his last con troversies revolved around that very matter. He demanded that Senators be given precedence over members of the Cabinet on all official occasions,, on the theory that Senators are created by the Constitution, whereas Cabinet officials are mere creatures of Con-' gress. President Wilson’s Tribute. Was iy. .- .lent Wils jA heard of Senator Bacon’s death ho"’was sitting at his typewriter. He wrote the following statement on his machine and issued it to the. press: “All who knew Senator Bacon will sincerely deplore his death. It de prives the Senate of one of its oldest and most experienced members, a man, who held with something like rever ence to the traditions of the great body of which he was so long a part and who sought in all that he did to maintain its standards of statesman ship and service. The great State of Georgia will greatly miss her distin-i guished son and servant. My own as sociation with him had been of the most cordial and, to me, helpful sort I particularly profited by his experi ence in foreign affairs.” DR. ANNA SHAW BADLY INJURED. Her Leg Broken In Alighting From Railway Train. New York. —The Rev. Dr. Anna How ard Shaw, president of the National) American Woman’s Suffrage Asocia tion and one of the foremost workers for votes for women in this country* was badly injured when she fell while alighting from a train in Jersey City. She slipped under a car after the train had come to a stop and broke hert right leg. An X-ray examination show ed that the large bone was fractured, and the other bone very badly splin ered. TO FLY OVER ATLANTIC OCEAN. British Aviator Expects To Cross In Twenty-four Hours. Liverpool.—Lieut. John Cyril Porte, formerly of tbe British navy flying; corps, expects it will take him only 24 hours to fly across the Atlantic. He 1 expressed this opinion as he left for America on board the Carmania to make preparations for the flight. DRIVEN OUT IN COLD BY FIRE, Fifteen Families Shiver As Apartment House Burns. Brookline, Mass. —Fifteen families living at Kilsyth Court, a large and fashionable apartment house in the Aberdeen section, were driven out into a northeast snowstorm by sc fire that ruined three suites and caused a loss of SIOO,OOO. The blaze was so threat ening that help was summoned from Boston. POULTRYMEN ARE BAILED. Alleged Members Of Trust Will Prob ably Appeal. New York. —The 11 members of the so-called Poultry Trust, committed to prison to serve a three months’ sen. tence for violation of the State Anti. Monopoly .act, were released undei $5,000 bail each. An application for a certificate of reasonable doubt, grant ed by the Supreme Court at Albany, and presented here, gave them their freedom. The certificate opens the way for an appeal.