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IN SHORT ORDER The Latest Gleanings From All Over the State. Cyrus F. Flook was elected president >f the Frederick county school board. Governor and Mrs. Goldsborough en tertained at dinner the members of the Court of Appeals. The real estate of the late Senator Edward E. Goslin was sold at auction lit Federalsburg. Dr. R. P. Blackistone, 91 years old, lied at his home, River Springs, St. Mary’s county. ; < The State convention of the Knights - of Columbus will be held next year at j Cumberland. i 1 J. Fred Sponsellor, cigar manufac- , turer, of Williamsport, committed sui- , cide by shooting. i - ——— i Dr. Richard Pinckney Blakistone, of River Springs, died at his home. He , was 92 years old. William T. P. Turpin, former State senator from Queen Anne’s county, , was stricken with paralysis at his home, near Centerville. i Harry Bender, 20 years old, of Port , Deposit, was killed by a freight train on the Columbia and Port Deposit Rail- , road at Port Deposit. William T. Turpin, former State Sen ator and former State Immigration . Commissioner, is ill with paralysis at : his home, near Centerville. I. L. Price was elected president of ; the Wicomico County School Board. , The Court of Appeals adjourned until June 24. Secretary of the Navy Daniels de livered an address at the Founder’s Day celebration at Jacob Tome Insti tute. As a result of a decision by Judge i Harlan, at Belair, the number of ; saloons at Havre de Grace were re duced by five. i Andrew J.' Cummings has been ap- ; pointed fio a committee authorized by the Maryland legislature to confer with a Virginia committee on Potomac ■ fisheries. , — The Board of Commissioners of Den- ; ton has reorganized under the new , charter by electing J. Benjamin Colgan president and William S. Crouse treas urer. 1 At the annual town election held at ; Rising Sun Charles S. Pyle, John M. , Sterrett, Norville C. Brown, Louis Ryan and Eli T. Reynolds were re elected town commissioners. Richard Hawkins, charged with set ting fire to the home of William M. Magruder, at Goshen, Montgomery . county, was committed to the Rock ville jail. Drs. G. H. Brown, J. H. Billingslae, , James Watt and J. F. B. Weaver, of . Carroll county 1 celebrated the fiftieth , rear of their active practice in the medical profession. At the annual election held at Fed eralsburg, Henry F. Stowell, H. B. Messenger, J. Walter Noble, T. Fred Brown and Joseph P. Patchell were ?lected town commissioners. Stowell Already has served as commissioner ’or 19 yehrs. The Montgomery county commis sioners have appointed John A. Gar ,-ett and Dr. Otis M. Linthicum to enter 1 nto agreements with Washington hos pitals for the care and treatment of ndigent sick from that county. The .egislature appropriated $5,000 a year 'or the purpose, limiting the allowance .'or each patient to $1.25 a day. The convention of the Bishop’s Tuilds of the Protestant Episcopal Church of Maryland was held at An lapolis Thursday. Bishop John Gard ner Murray, -of Baltimore, was among [he delegates, who were entertained ■ it luncheon by the Guild of St. Anne’s Church. In the evening the Girls’ Friendly Society gave a lawn party on the chapel grounds. On the charge of taking his wife across his knees and spanking ' her with a pine board Benjamin Irvin was tried by Justice Ankeney, who sen tenced him to 25 days’ imprisonment. Mrs. Irvin testified that when her hus band returned home from a day’s fish ing angry because she had spent the day with a neighbor, he called her a liar, struck her on the arm, and then put her across his knees and spanked her. Lonaconing business men decided to take up the proposition of Thomas Dugan, of Indiana, Pa,, for the location of a glass factory at Lonaconing. One half of the proposed issue of the SSO, 000 stock was subscribed. A commit tee composed of Samuel Bradley, Mose Bear, Lloyd Durst, Duncan R. Sloan, George D. Campbell, Loraine Eisen berg, Arthur Price, Aleck Sloan and James B. McAlpine was named to in stitute a 10 days’ stock subscription campaign. Because the blow tank at the pulp ■works at Elkton broke and fell to the floor, the plant had to shut down for repairs, which will take about three weeks to make. Several employes had narrow escapes from being injured when the tank fell. Plans .to have Montgomery, Carroll and Washington counties j,oin Freder- j ick county in a summer school in j Frederick for the instruction of teach ers have been dropped. Teachers will be given a two weeks’ course in Au gust by the grade and primary super visors. | STATE EDUCATION ON HIGHER PUNE Additional Regents of Stato University. NAMED BY THE GOVERNOR A Progressive Step Taken In a Law Passed By Recent Legislature. Powers Of Board Which Will Manage the Institution. First steps were taken to place uni- , versity and collegiate education in Maryland on a higher plane when Gov ernor Goldsborough, in compliance ' with an act of the last legislature, ap- ( pointed six regents, one from each ( Congressional district of the Mary land State University, an institution ' created by co-operation of the several j colleges and professional schools of the State. The regents appointed by the Governor are: Fred H. Fletcher, Cambridge, First district. J Robert Garrett, Baltimore county, . Second district. i William P. Ryan, Baltimore, Third district. 1 Slyvan H. Likes, Baltimore, Fourth district. j Oliver Metzerott, Prince George’s county, Fifth district. , John E. Edwards, Cumberland, Sixth . district, l The several regents will serve dif- j ferent terms—two, four and six years. ( Under the law they must not be affiliated with any existing education- ( al institutions in the State. These several institutions repre- ( sented in the Board by the following . are named in the act: j James Alfred Pearce and James W. Cain, Washington College. Robert Moss and Thomas Fell, St. , John’s College. ‘ Randolph Winslow and Philemon ] H. Tuck, University of Maryland, ( Thomas H. Lewis and Joshua W ( Miles, Western Maryland College. William F. Lockwood and John W. Chambers, College of Physicians and , Surgeons. J Joseph H. Branham and Frederick ( Crowthers, Maryland Medical College. , Edward C. Bixler and J. Walter } Engler, Blue Ridge College. The governing board of the Uni versity will he its board of regents, which shall consist of the Governor j of Maryland, ex-officio; the Comptrol- ler of the Treasury, ex-officio; the State Superintendent of Education, ex- ( officio, and the six regents named yes- ( terday by the Governor. The Board of Regents will elect a provost, who will 1 be the executive head of the Uni- , versity. He will be ex-officio, a mem- , her of the Board of Regents; the Gov ernor will be, ex-officio, Chairman of the Board. The Board shall have power to choose from among the mem bers a vice chairman, who shall act in the absence of the Governor. The university is authorized to enter into contract with any educational in- 1 stitution or hospital created in the future, and to affiliate this institution with the university. The board of , regents is required to provide for a J closer relation between the high , schools and the colleges affiliated un- ( der the charter granted the State Uni versity by the recent legislature, as ] well as between the colleges and pro- Sessional schools constituting the uni- ( versity. , MORE POSTOFFICE CHANGES. \ Eurieson Announces List Of Post- j masters In Maryland. Washington. Postmaster General Burleson announced the following changes in Maryland fourth-class post- i offices: Robert E. Brown, at Brown, Prince George’s, to succeed William G. Walters. Elmer E. Gordon, Gapland, to sue- ' ceed Clarence M. Clagett. I Maurice M. Marshall, at Mount Wil- 1 son, new office. 1 Bayard C. Burgess, New Market, to 1 succeed Andrew J. Zimmerman. William A. Spark, Parkton, to sue- ■ ceed Jacob C. Stiffler. 1 Blanche H. Cecil, Price’s, to succeed 1 John W. Cecil. ■ W. Stanley Amos, Rocks, to succeed I John R. Ramsay. Jacob W. Symons, Roxbury, to sue- ' ceed Edgar L. Poole. John L. Iglehart, Simpgonville, new ' office.' Millar Kirby, Woolford, to suc ceed Mabel V. Kirby. Announcement was also made of ' three appointments under the classi- ■ fied list for Maryland postoffices. They * were: James R. Chaffinch, Hobbs, ' Caroline county; Clarence J. Rathbun, 1 Mountain Lake Park, Garrett county, J and Elizabeth H. Smith, Williamsburg, 1 Dorchestefi county. Woman Attemps Suicide. Salisbury.—Mrs. Ethel Bell, wife of Henry Bell, of Berlin, shot herself in the head with a pistol while en route from Berlin to Salisbury on the Balti more, Chesapeake and Atlantic Rail- 1 way. Upon her arrival here she was ; taken to the Peninsula General Hos- : pital and upon examination by the doc- i tors it was learned that two bullets fro ma .332-calibre pistol had entered the skull. Mrs. Bell was in such. a precarious condition that the bullets were not probed for. Sea Duty For Captain Logan. Annapolis. Several important changes among the officers of tho academic staff of the Naval Academy will occur in June. Capt. George W. Logan, who for three years has served as commandant of midshipmen and head ,of the department of discipline, will be placed in command of the bat -1 tleship Minnesota, of the Atlantic fleet, j Commander Roscoe C. Bulmer, senior .assistant in the discipline department, is also slated for sea duty, and it is stated he will be detailed as executive officer of one of the battleships of the / i Atlantic fleet. * PARKS MURDER “! A HOSTILE ACT United States Sends Sharp Note to Huerta. DICTATOR MUST ANSWER. Constitutionalists Will Probably Ob tain Arms Through Tampico. Dictator’s Delegates De lay Mediation. Washington, D. C. The United States has demanded of the Huerta Government news of the fate of Private Parks, the American infantryman who strayed into Mexico lines near Vera Cruz, declaring that unless information about him was given immediately the American Government would consider that “ah unfriendly and hostile act” had been committed In violation of the understanding for a cessation of war like moves pending mediation. President Wilson and Secretary Bryan, drafted a strong communica tion after receiving word from the Brazilian Minister in Mexico City that Parks had been “executed.” No mention was made in the Minis ter’s report of whether he was shot as a spy after a court-martial or whether his body was burned, as has been per sistently reported to General Funston. The American Government cabled the Brazilian Minister to inform the Huerta Government of the strong feel ing of the United States in the mat ter, directing him to make vigorous representations concerning the inci dent. The note asked the Minister to pro test to the Huerta Government that if Parks were alive the failure to explain his whereabouts was in itself an un friendly attitude, and that if the soK dier has been executed, as has been reported, such execution of a man who came into the Mexican lines in full uniform was contrary to military pro- ' cedure of civilized nations and an act of hostility. v No mention was made in the Ameri- ' can note of the course the United 1 States intends to pursue in the mat- ; ter, but an official close to the Presi- ! dent said it was one of the things ' which would be held up against the 1 Huerta government when the final 1 reckoning came over the offenses com mitted against the United States. The three South American mediators had reecived no communication from ; the United States about the Parks incident and persons in the confidence of the President said the affair prob- 1 ably would not interfere with the be- ■ ginning of the mediation proceedings, though it was recalled in many quar- 1 ters that the United States accepted the tender of good offices with the reservation that no hostile acts toward Americans should occur while the negotiations were in progress. 1 BALTIMORE’S BIGGEST EVENT. Star-Spangied Banner Centennial Will Be Greatest In Its History. Baltimore is working to make its 1 Star-Spangled Banner Centennial the : greatest celebration in its history. It will open on September 6th and con tinuing for a week will have something 1 going on every hour. President Wood row Wilson is the honorary president 1 and Mayor James H. Preston, presi • dent of the Centennial Commission, : while its committee are made up of the most prominent and active men of the city. Nearly a million dollars will be ! spent on the parades, historic pageants and illuminations. MISSIONARY WILL NOT LEAVE. She Would Save School and Risks Bombardment. Juarez, Mexico. —Miss Ida Hayes, of Waco, Texas, a Baptist missionary, 1 will be in Saltillo when the Constitu- . tionalists’ attack is begun, according . to word received here. Miss Hayes is . a director of the Madero Institute, a . school for girls at Saltillo, and has re fused to leave, although warned by the . American Consul. She fears that if , she abandons the institute it will he , used by the Federals as a barracks and probably he destroyed in the fight ing, \, TRAIN KILLS AUTOISTS. Three Meet Death In Crash Near Edwardsville, 111. St. Louis. —Three persons were kill ed at Kaufman, 111., IX miles east of Edwardsville, 111., when an automobile ■ In which they were riding was struck ■ by a Toledo, St. Louis and Western train. Stuckwisch was a bookkeeper In a mill at Marine, 111. With his wife and brother-in-law he had started for an automobile ride to Jacksonville, 111. > WHOLE FAMILY IS MURDERED. Mother, Brother and Sister of Politician Found Dead By Neighbors. Ironton, Ohio. —Mrs. Matilda Massie, 70 years old; her son, Harry, 35, and her daughter, Mary, 30, were found by neighbors dead, apparently murdered, at their home at Greasy Ridge, 25 miles north of here. The dead are mother, brother and sister of W. E. Massie, prominent Democratic politician and State taxing official. A farmhand is said to be missing. 632 AMERICANS WILL STAY. Register At the Brazilian Legation In Mexico City. Mexico City. Six hundred and thirty-two names of Americans who in tend to remain in Mexico were regis tered at the Brazilian Legation. It is possible that some of these will leave the capital later. The names of 100 Americans have been signed to a list at the American Club for passage by a special American train to Puerto Mex ico, but this cannot leave until next week. THE FROSTBURG SPIRIT, PROSTBURG, MD. : MINISTER’S SERVICES NEXT | n A'. lE>rc4\ poflj VouTUirm - .jjA f m Mw \gp Sir^wS-Antf (Copyright.) TEN KILLED BY ACID EXPLOSION Four Others Taken From Debris May Die. BUILDING OBLITERATED Most Of Victims Were Chemists At Mexican Crude Rubber Company’s Riant, In Detroit. Detroit. —Ten men, most of them chemists, were killed by the explosion < of acid and chemicals in the mixing i room of the Mexican Crude Rubber 1 Company, on the West Side here. Four i other employes, removed from the i steaming debris, were taken to a hos- : pital and all may die. Two men were 1 less seriously hurt. The building, a i one-story structure of solid concrete and cement, was almost obliterated, i Other buildings within a radius of a i mile were more or less damaged. The I loss was estimated at $50,000. Among those who escaped were John ! H. Evans, superintendent, and John C. ' Treadwell, manager of the plant. : Just what caused the explosion prob- i ably will never be known. In the 1 mixing room was a large vat of molten 1 rubber being prepared by a secret pro cess. Without a moment’s warning i the building was torn to pieces. Every i man who was in the mixing room at l that moment was killed. Masses of cement and concrete were i found several blocksf?om the scene of i the explosion. Nearby buildings were 1 battered by the hail of flying stone and hundreds of windows broken. Several ; pedestrians had narrow escapes. A i short distance from the rubber factory i was the plant of the Commerce Motor i Car Company, which was badly dam- ; aged. 1 The company manufactured imita- 1 tion leather and it is understood that < ether and other explosives were used i in large quantities. Because of the secret process of preparing the crude rubber, employes were not allowed to , leave their department to enter other . parts of the plant. Few of the em- , ployes knew each other and it was I some time before the victims were - identified. i WILL LAND WITHOUT UPROAR. No Public Welcome Is Desired By 1 Members Of Rooseveit Family. New York. —Despite the fact that ' George W. Perkins has received sug- ' gestions from all parts of the country ' for a big “welcome-home” demonstra- ' tion on the return of Colonel Roose- ' veit from South America this week, ' there will be no public reception for the Colonel. This was said to be due to the wishes of the family, who plan to take Colonel Roosevelt from the steamship in the harbor and go to 1 Oyster Bay in a tug or yacht. McREYNOLDS’ AID QUITS. i Joseph R. Darling To Take Up Work With Corporations. e Washington, D. C. —Joseph R. Dar- ( ling, who for five years has been special agent of the Department of Justice and prepared for the Govern ment the evidence in important anti trust cases, resigned to take up work with corporations. At the request of Attorney-General Mcßeynolds. Mr. Darling remained with the department until the cases against the Motion- Picture Trust and the Harvester Trust were completed. MINE OWNERS GIVEN 15 DAYS. Unless Properties Are Reopened Mexi cans Wili Seize Them. El Paso, Texas. —Unless American and other foreign mine owners return to the Parral district and reopen their properties within 15 days the mines will be seized and operated for the benefit of the Mexican people, accord ing to a notice said to have been issued ; by Gen. Luis Herrera, jefe de las armas of the Parral district, word of which has reached mining men here. SOUND ADVERTISING AN AID. Does Not Lead To Destruction Of Saving Instinct. Lawrence, Kan. —“Sound advertis ing does not lead to the destruction of the saving instinct of the American people nor to the reckless spending of I their money. It leads to intelligent and rational spending.” This state ment was made in a paper by Irvin S. Cobb, magazine writer, read at the session of the National Newspaper Conference at the University of Kansas. FOREIGNERS PISS FOB COMPENSATION Constitutionalists Flooded With Claims Forlndemnity. FORCED LOANS MUST BE PAID The Spanish Ambassador Asks Bryan What Can Be Done For 800 Span iards Ejected From Torreon By Rebels. Washington, D. C. —A phase of the complicated Mexican situation that at tracts much attention in official circles here was the embarrassment which success brings to the Constitutionalists in the form of demands for compensa tion for losses to foreigners within their sphere of influence, which foreign governments are pressing with increas ing force the further the Constitu tionalists establish themselves as re sponsible masters of Northern'Mexico. Spain takes a particular interest in this question of compensation, many Spanish subjects having submitted complaints against Carranza and his subordinates for confiscation or de struction of their property, forced loans, imprisonment or ejection from the country. The Spanish Ambassador called at the State Department to see what could be, done for 800 Spaniards ejected by the Constitutionalists from Tor reon. He also has a bill to present for $20,000,000 worth of Spanish-owned cotton, alleged to have been confiscated by the Constitutionalists at Torreon. Diplomatic and legal measures to prevent the export and sale of the confiscated cotton are preparatory to steps to secure either the return of the cotton to the original owners or payment for it. It was declared in diplomatic quarters that no market for this cotton could be found in Europe even should the Constitutionalists at tempt to export it from Tampit.o. “Forced Loans.” “Forced loans,” levied upon foreign ers in Mexico, furnish further occa sion for strong diplomatic representa tions the nearer General Carranza comes to establishing a government to which such representations can be ad dressed with prospects of success. The case of William S. Benton, the British subject killed at Juarez, also looms threateningly on the Constitu tionalist horizon. Though much interested .here in the sudden displacement of General Maas in command of the Federal forces out side of Vera Cruz the War Depart ment has been unable to procure any adequate explanation, and General Funston reported that even at Vera Cruz the reason for this change is un known. Oil Protection, The American government has begun representations to the Constitu tionalists to secure protection for the American and other foreign operatives returning to the oil wells, the Ameri can warships have gone up the Panuco River to their old stations before the town and a return of normal condi tions is confidently expected by offi cials here. FOR SCHOOL SAVINGS BANKS. New York Children To Be Made Thrifty and Wise. New York. —To make school children thrifty as well as wise, the Board of Education here has adopted a resolu tion providing for the establishment of savings banks in the public schools. PREACHER GOES TO PRISON. White Given Six Months For Anti- Rockefeller Demonstration. New York. —Bouck White, Harvard graduate, author and socialist preacher, was sentenced to six months in the workhouse for having disturbed the services at Calvary Baptist Church on Sunday night. John D. Rockefeller and his son are members of this church, and White had entered the edifice with a number of followers as a protest against the Colorado mine strike. CHARLES H. HIX RESIGNS. Norfolk Southern President Says He Needs Rest. Norfolk, Va. —Thirty-three years as a railroad man is enough for Charles H. Hix, president of the Norfolk South ern. He has tendered his resignation, to take effect May 15. From New York he sent a telegram telling why he resigned. "I have been in the rail road business for 33 years,” it reads, “and lam tired and need a rest.” Mr. Hix was elected president of the Nor folk Southern on November 1, 1812. FREIGHT GIG THROUGH CANAL Colonel Goethals Starts a Barge Service. I ALLOWS TIME FOR SLIDES Measure Adopted To Relieve Conges tion Due To Suspension Of Rail road Service Brought About By Revolution In Mexico. Washington, D. C.—For the first time in the world history water-borne traffic is now passing through the Pan-, ama Canal. As a matter of fact, according to the Panama Railroad reports, the service actually began May 11, and a steady stream of barges is now passing through the canal. The tremendous congestion in inter oceanic commerce caused by suspen sion of service on the Tehuantepec railroad in Southern Mexico as an inci dent to the rebellion brought about this rather premature opening of the canal to trade. Several of the great ctreight liners, which in conjunction with the similar service on the Pacific maintained trade lines between Europe and the Far East via Tehuantepec, have recently appeared at Colon and Panama offering cargoes for trans hipment overland far beyond the capacity of the Panama Railroad. Finding that Col. Goethals was willing to assist them by clearing an adequate channel for barges, at least through the Cueharacha slide, the company secured a lot of the barges that have been used for harbor purposes at Colon and Panama and established this service as an overflow to assist the railroad in meeting the trade demands. Col. Goethals has not yet reported to Washington just when the canal will be opened to merchant shipping, but. the understanding here is that the vaterway is practically finished and that even now there is a sufficient channel through the Culebra cut for almost any warship or liner, and that it is only from a desire to avoid a pos-, sible serious accident through an un expected renewal of the earth move ments in the cut that Col. Goethels has determined to allow a period for observation before actually opening the canal. It is understood that this barge serv ice is to be operated on about 12 hours’ schedule from the Atlantic to the Pacific, which allows about an hour’s delay in each of the locks. CAVALRY CAMP OPENS JULY 10. Three Regiments Will Hold Maneu vers At Winchester. Winchester, Va. —The Second Cav alry, now at Fort Ethan Allen, Ver mont, will break camp there in a day or two and begin its march to Win chester for the summer maneuvers, reaching here on July 10. The regi ment will have its own band, 40 com missioned officers, 750 enlisted men, 800 mules and horses, wagons and other equipment. It has also been learned that the Fifth Regiment of Cavalry, now at a northern fort, will arrive in Winchester about the same time, and another regiment not as yet designated, with some artillery and machine gun platoons, is expected. SCRAP IN BRYAN'S OFFICE. Conner, Dismissed Consul, in Fist Fight With Cierk. Washington, D. C.—The dove of peace in the office of Secretary of State Bryan was rudely disturbed when Jacob E. Conner, formerly consul at St. Petersburg, and Frank N. Bauskett, Secretary Bryan’s confidential clerk, engaged in a fist fight. Mr. Conner ob jected to being delayed in Secretary Bryan’s ante room while other visitors saw the Secretary and engaged in an ■ argument with Bauskett which de veloped into a physical encounter. WOMEN “COPS” FOR SALEM. They Used To Take Care Of House, Mayor Says. Salem, Mass. —Salem is to have two policewomen appointed to the force. Mayor Hurley said: “In our grand mothers’ day women took care of the house. But today we can use women ‘cops.’ ” ANOTHER TONGUE iS ADDED. Bunyan’s “Pilgrim’s Progress’ Now Printed In 115 Languages. London. —Bunyan’s “Pilgrim’s Prog : ress” has just been printed in the ’ Swahili language, making the one i hundred and fifteenth distinct tongue in which it has been published to date. BOMB THROWN INTO HOUSE. . Three Women Injured and One May Lose Her Sight. i Kingston, N. Y. —A bomb thrown mysteriously into a bedroom occupied , by Mrs. Darwin Hinckley and her two , daughters exploded and seriously in , jured two of them. One of ihe daugh • ters, Violet Wincbell, escaped unhurt, but the other, Rena Hinckley, was i badly hurt, and Mrs. Hinckley received ; injuries w'hich may result in blind ness. NINE VICTfEVIS NOW. . Engineer Smith, Of the Steamer Jef ferson, Is Dead. ; Norfolk, Va. —Assistant Engineer H. ; B. Smith died here of injuries received . in the explosion in the engine-room of the Old Dominion steamer Jefferson, r off Cape Henry, Monday night. He r makes the ninth victim. Chief - Engineer Portlock is in a serious con , dition here. For every 1,000 males employed In New Jersey there are 276 females. UNVEILING DE BARRY STATUE j Memorial to the Father of the American Navy. WILSON’S STIRRING ADDRESS President Wilson Defines Patriotism As Not a Mere Sentiment, But a Principle—Secretary Dan iels Presided. Washington, D. C.—ln the presence of several thousand persons, including members of the Cabinet, senators, rep resentatives, Army and Navy officials of high rank and members of lrisb- American organizations from all sec tions of the country, and with Presi dent Wilson the principal speaker and Secretary of the Navy Josephus Dan iels presiding, a bronze statue of Com modore John Barry, "Father of the American Navy,” was unveiled in Franklin Park here. After an invocation by Bishop Alfred Harding, Secretary Daniels introduced President Wilson, who, drawing infer ences from the life of Barry, gave his views on what constitutes real patriot ism. "Patriotism,” he said, "is a prin ciple, not a mere sentiment. No man can be a true patriot who does not feel himself shot through and through with a deep ardor for what his country stands for, what its existence means, what its purpose is declared to be lq its history and in its policy. Need -No Alliances. “John Barry fought like every other man in the Revolution in order that; America might be free to make her own life without interruption or dis turbance from any other quarter. You can sum the whole thing up in j,hat—• that America had a right to her own self-determined life. “There are just as vital things stir ring now that concern the existence of the nation as were stirring in the time of the Revolution and every man who worthily stands in this presence should examine himself and see whether he has the full conception of what it means that America shall live lier own life.” The President referred to the creed of the revolutionary heroes by saying that Washington and Barry were the men who first saw that America must live her own life without "entangling alliances.” THEY FOUGHT FOR A WIDOW. Both Duellists Killed and the Lady Wounded. Lexington, Ky.—Word reached -here that Hubbard Miniard, aged 13, son of County Attorney J. B. Miniard, Of Leslie county, and Joseph Hensfey, a member of a prominent Leslie county family, had killed each other in a pistol duel at Coons’ Creek, near Hyden. According to the report, Miniard was escorting Mrs. Daisy Adams to a social function when the couple met Hensley. A quarrel en sued, both men drew plgtols and the firing ended with the death of both; while one of the builets hit Mrs. Adams, but the latter’s wound is nob considered dangerous. HOME WRECKER SLAIN. Virginia Farmer Shot By Wealthy Lumberman. Wytheville, Va. Ben Wilson, a farmer of near Max Meadows, Va., was shot and killed here by Samuel Davidson, a wealthy lumberman, Davidson charged Wilson with ruining his home. A few moments before the shooting Davidson purchased a shot gun, and approaching within a few feet of Wilson, where he leaned against the horse upon which a friend was seated, deliberately fired, the shot tak ing effect near the temple. ACCEPT NO FAVORS. The Mexican Delegates Decline To Bo Uncle Sam’s Guests. Washington, D. C.—Huerta’s media tion envoys, Elguero, Rodriguez and Rabasa, have flatly refused all courtesies proffered by the government of the United States. Alter much hesi tation and many conferences prompted by insistent offers from American gov ernment officials, the Huerta trio, in cluding the inscrutable Rabasa, with his great round, black goggles, made it plain that they would pay : their own way and care for themselves all the time they are in this country. GUNBOAT FLEES FROM AIRSHIP- Mexican Ship Morelos Set On Fire By Bombs From Sky. Durango, Mexico. —The vulnerability of war vessels to the attack of aero planes was demonstrated Saturday, according to a message received here by General CarraDza, when the Federal gunboat Morelos, which has been one of the effective defenses of Mazatlan. against Constitutionalists’ attack, was forced to put to sea with her upper works on fire to escape the bombs of tbe Constitutionalist aeroplane fleet $5,000,000 FOR DIPLOMACY. Appropriation Bill As Passed By the House. Washington, D. C.-i-The diplomatic and consular appropriation bill ag gregating $5,000,000 was passed by the House. It provides lor the acquisition of embassy sites and buildings at Tokio at $150,000; in Berne, Switzer land, at $140,000, and in Mexico City at $150,000. During the debate on the Mexico City Embassy, Representative Wingo, of Arkansas, protested It would be a waste of money.