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POPE BENEDICT XV. DEAD, 1
ROME NOTIFIES CARDINAL
THREE SECTIONS SECTION ONE.
VOL. LXII. NO. 21,952
Southern Ireland's Line De
cided Upon at Conference
DEVALERA AT CONGRESS
Says in Paris That He Will
Continue to Fight for Com
LONDON", Jan. 21 (Associated
Press). Sir James Cralfr, tho Ulster
Premier, and Michael Collins, head of
the Provisional Government for Ire
land formed under the Anglo-Irish's
Treaty, issued a Joint statement this
evening announcing an aRreement re
garding the question of the boundary
ljetweon Ulster and Southern Ireland.
PARIS. Jan. 21 (United Press).
Uamon Dn Valora, head of tho South
of Ireland delegation to the Irish Race
fongress which opens here Monday
to-day explained his presenco at Paris
;is represontatlvo of tho Provisional
(iovernment he disowned after his de
feat In the contest for Presidency of
"So long as my presence is of any
value to the cause of Irish indepen
dence," Do Valnra said, "I will con
tinue to serve that cause. It Is my
duty as a member of tho Republican
Party to bo here."
Tho former Republican President
was asked whether he intended to
seek greater freedom for Ireland than
jv.as provided by the pact establishing
the Irish Free State.
"Certainly." he exclaimed. "All
Irish Republicans aro prepared to de
vote their lives to tho accomplishment
of complete Independence."
IN IRISH DISTRICT
'Commander of Irish Army Issues
Order in the Killmalloch
DUBLIN, Jan. " 21 (Associated
Press). Martial law has been de
clared In tho Kilmalloch area by tho
brigade commandor of tho Irish Re
publican Army at East Limerick, ac
cording to a telegram received hore
to-day from Chnrleville, County Cork.
This action was taken, said the mes
sage, because of hay burning and
other disorders In the area.
The administration of the Dublin
City Hall to-day was handed over by
tho British military authorities to the
municipal officials, under the direction
of the Irish provisional government.
SNORED IN THE COFFIN
AND COP WAS CALLED
Inatead of n Corper. nark to Life
It Was it llomeleae linn.
James Duffey. an undertaker at No.
410 Fourth Avenue, Brooklyn, diatlnctly
heard snores coming from his cellar,
where ho stores caskets, last night.
Checking up from memory, he was cer
tain that there should be no corpao n
the cellar that mlrht havo come back
to life, so ho telephoned tho Fifth Ave
nue Police Station about it. A police
man responded and found Michael No
lan sleeping soundly among the caskets.
In the Fifth Avenue Court to-day
when' arrftlsmod on tha oharge of va
itranoy, Nolan aald he had no homo.
"No man with the name of Nolan
should ba a vagrant," said the court.
"(Jo and find a Job'
Crokerr'a IlMlth iHnoh nttr.
DUBLIN, Jan. 31 (Aaasoiated rreae).
Rlohard Broker, "who waa etrieken ee-
rlottitr ill following Mi return from a
ilt In America In November, continue
to improve, It waa stated this morning
t his 'home, Olsncalm, at Oandford,
near hers. H" la ntlll confined to hia
room, but ha la able to raid tha newa-lepers.
S FIXED BY CRAIG
WHO BRINGS CHARGE
i AGAINST RICKARD
5" f EiS
BABY ILL, HE DIES
IN 1 30 FT. LEAP OFF
Father First Takes Voison,
Then Death Plunge After
Four Days of Grief.
A father, driven insauo by tho con
Untied Illness of his twenty-months -old
baby, Caroline, leaped off the
Brooklyn end of the Manhattan
Bridge to-day, and was crushed to
death on the pavement of Adams
Street, 130 feet below. Every bono
in his body was broken. An insurance
policy in his pocket gavo the name of
Argo.st Astor, No. 831 41st Street,
At his homo it was learned that
when little Caroline was taken to tho
Kingston Avenue Hospital, four days
ago, Astor took poison. Since that
time he has been walking the streets,
his mind unbalanced, telling every
ono ho met of his baby's Illness.
She has diphtheria, pneumonia and
an car affection.
Another child, five, and a widow,
Mary, survive him.
WOULD TAX GIFTS
FROM 1 to 50 PER CENT
Dill Proponed That Will Aid In
iSfonptnir Hrnslon on Katutee.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 21. A gradu
ated gift tax, ranging from 1 per cent,
on amounts exceeding $1,000 to 25 per
cent, on gifts in exoess of $10,000,000,
is proposed in a bill introduced to-day.
The estate tax Is avoided In many
Instances by distribution of property
gifts. A gift tax can be put Into ef
fect without a constitutional amend
ment, he declared, adding that it
would "materially aid the estate tax
In reducing large fortunes now tend
ing to create a class of Idle rich."
GOLD DOLLAR ISSUE
FOR GRANT CENTENARY
WASHINGTON, Jan, 21. Coin
age of 10,000 gold dollars In com
memoration of tlw centenary of tlio
birth of Oen, Ulysses H, Grant Wiih
authorised by the Senate Hanking
und Currency Unmlnltloe lo.dny, Tim
oommltten ulso approved notnage of
900,000 Grant silver half dollars,
The Issue will be used to build rem
munlty buildings as memorials to
Gen. Grant and u highway from New
Richmond to Point Pleasant, O., tho
birthplace of Oen, Grant,
" Circulation Books Open to All."
York World) br lTees
TEX RICKARD ARRESTED
ON STORY OF GIRL 15
HELD FOR EXAMINATION
Sporting Promoter Pleads Not
Guilty Never Saw
Girls, He Says.
FRIENDS DEFEND HIM.
Athletic Fraternity Rushes to
Court to Aid of Garden .
promoter of sporting
events, was arrested to-day In th-j j
complaint room of the West Side I
Court, charged with criminal assault
upon a girl of fifteen. Through hm
counsel. Max D. Steuor, ho pleaded I
not guilty nud the case was set f i-1
examination on Wednesday next .it 1
2 o'clock. Rlckard was released In I
51,000 ball supplied by a surety coir
Tho arrest was made at the lnstc.no-:
of the Society for the Prevention of
Cruelty to Children, which has in Its
custody, in addition to the complaint
against Rickard, two other girls, ono
twelve and the other cloven, who are
leing held as material witnesses.
Rlckard camo to court with his at
torney, Max D. Stouer, and the lat
ter mado emphatic denial of tho al
leged charges against him. Ho said
Rlckard did not know tho children at
all and had no knowledge of tho ad
dress of tho house In which the
events aro alleged to have occurred.
Tho affidavit naming Rlckard was
made by Superintended Vlncont Pl
sarra of tho Society, upon statements
ho alleges were mado to him by Alice
Ruck, fifteen years old, of No. 225
East 25th Street. Tho girls detained
as witnesses are Anna Hess, eleven,
of No. 282 East 21st Street, and El
vira Renzie, twelve, of No, 255 East
In his statement Jto Magistrate
Simpson Supt. Pisarra said:
"Alice Ruck and Anna Hess went
to Bellcvuo Hospital a few days ago
and told a physician there that they
wero afraid to go homo because th)y
had remained out too lato. They
told this physician also that they had
Both taken lodlno.
"He at onco placed (hem under ob
servation and notified the Children's
Society, which then took chargo of
them. They were examined by Dr.
Glbb of the society, who, according
to his statement, discovered that Alice
Ruck had been assaulted.
"Officers of the society Interrogated
both tho girls and they said that they
had been to No. 20 West 47th Street,
and that the last attack had taken
place oa Bee. 18.
"Thoy said that they had met
Rlckard last summer at the swim
ming pool In Madison Square Garden,
"Tho reason for detaining Elvira
Renzie as a wltnoes is that it is al
leged she met Rlckard a few days ago
and told him that Alice Ruck and
Anna Hess were In the hands of the
society, and that he said he wished
(Continued on Second Page.)
800 HURT IN FIRE
AT BERLIN FACTORY
50,000,000 Mark nl IWM9 Cho.
BERLIN, Jan, 21. The large choco
late factory at Tempelholf, a anburb of
Ilarlln, waa almoat completely dn.
atroyed by ftro yeaterday, A large
quantity of raw materials, ahopa and
nearby wnrahnuaea nlo were destroyed,
It i'vaa aald to-day that 100 workera
wrfRi more or leia aeverely Injured dur
ing tha fire,
The peminlary rtimaae It estimated at
40,000,090 to 10,000,009 marks.
YORK, SATURDAY, JANUARY 21,
J Soden, in Plain Clothes, Said
to Have Shot Laborer
Policeman John P. Soden. thirty
two years old, ten years ori the foicc,
attached to tho Glcndalo Station anj
living at No. 8 Bethunc Street, Man
hattan, with his wife and two chll-
dren, was locked up In tlieWcst 30th
Street Station at 4 A. M. to-duy on
a charge of homicide.
Ho' Is accused of having shot Jolm
McGuincss, thirty, a laborer, of No.
328 West 17th Street, three times u
a saloon at No. 60 Ninth Avenue,
near 15th Stieet, at 'J o'clock lust
Soden was In plain clothes, having
bis day off. According to stories told
the police ho and McGuIncss, who Is
alleged to liavo had a police record,
had an argument in tho saloon, and
then a fight.
During the fight McGuIncss was
shot in tho chest, stomach and aim.
Ho was rushed to St. Vincent's Hos
pital. Ho refused to suy who shot
Some of the men in tho suloon told
tho police Soden did tlio shooting
He did not appear for duty at mid
night, but reported sick. A detcctivo
remained at the hospital and Assist
ant District Attorney Dineen went
there, but McGuIncss died at 2 o'clock,
without revealing tho name of his
Capt. Thomas Fay of the Second
Inspection District went to Sodcn's
homo and arrested the puhc-innn,
whose revolver was fully loaded and)
evidently recontly cleaned. Soden le-
fused to make any statement. i
Soden waa fingerprinted at Police
Headquarters, but was not placed in
the line-up. He is a man of unusual
stature six feet one Inch und Her- '
A man arrested as a material
ness, his name not elven out. la de
scribed as having a reoord as a safe 1
iuiiuiuiueaa naa a long pouoe recora.
He was sent to the penitentiary Dy!condltlon woa Practically hopeleaa as
Judge Roaalaky on Sept. 80, 1913, for I early as yesterday morning. He
poaaesslng a revolver. On Jan. 26, , . . . , . . . ,
1818, he waa sentenced to two and I puied Mltu" "in t0
a half to five yeara In .Sing Blng by j ooughlng flu whloh were very sevare,
Judge Mulqueen for grarid larceny. but dosed toward 4 o'clooic until Just
The Oand Jury discharged him on before , his uaual rising hour.
IiHV "f "? April,17' m,9- De-pit. .xtreme w.arln.n, HU
Alleged poaaeaalon of a revolver agatn .. . . , . . ,
oauaed hi arrest or. Jur.c 25, 1815. , Holln,M lat,p ralaefl himself to re
but Magistrate Toblaa dlacharged him. I oelve the holy sacrament, whloh he
He wm arrested In Jersey City as a ' aaked for with perfeot luoldlty. Thoa
disorderly person on March 11. 1P20, i attending him Cardinal (Uaparrl.
and sent to the penitentiary f"r ninety I papaj secretary of Btate: Major
day by Judge O'Drlaooll. DnmQ fn Mffrii lhon(1 T.lt0B,
rtArm Arum rtrian tTun tion
ATLiANTIO OITY, .Ian. 21 A aeennd
operation waa performed 1hl mornlnK
on John ICundrieW 'liana.. antli.,r arul
huixnriat, The result N net lti(
Ur, William Rlalr fllatvari, Mr Hanm-'a
phyalolan, aald ho bullet! inn imtlbrit j
waa etrong enough to withstand lliej
PONTIFFS DEATH ANNOUNCED
OFFICIALLY THIS AFTERNOON
Pontiff Dead From Pneumonia
Contracted Only Last Sunday
THOUSANDS WATCH ALL NIGHT
IN ST. PETER'S SQUARE AS POPE
FIGHTS FOR LIFE IN VATICAN
King of Italy and Queen Mother Ask Every
Hour for Word From Sick Chamber.
ROME, Jan. 21. Pope
ROME, Jan. 21. Pope Benedict's
nnd ffkntalla and two aerranta
ought to dtaauads him, but he in
n'airrt, laying he muat reeelva th
!nat rltea of the ohurah If only for the
good example It would ba to all good
Having reeelwd extreme unotlen
despite the weeping of tha pitlataa
" CircttlationBooks Open
Filtered ui Nrroml-ClaM Matter
I'oet Ufflcr, Nciv YorU, N. Y.
around him, the Pontiff murmured a
prayer of thanks.
Ail Cardinal Slgi. who asalsted in
this ceremony, was leaving, the Pope
murmurad weakly, "Pray for me to
the Virgin of Pompeii."
All night long lights had shone from
the entire facade of the Pontifical
Palaoa. QrouDi of oltliena and cor
respondent- waited in. St.
Bquar despite tha bitter northeaat
wind. Naror alnoe piui X.'a lait 111
naaa, In August. 181. has the square
been so crowded through tho chill
hours of the night,
At 4 o'clock, however, a functionary
emerged from the palaon .nd told tlv
throng tha Pop waa ateaplng. After
being assured there wu no Immediate
CAUII for alarn, tha watehera die.
The patlent'a lemPrtur t'fl been
llalng and falling In thn nmniiu
oliaraoferistie of influanaa flmppt
(Continued en fleeend V.e )
Telegram From Vatican to Cardinal
Bourne in London Late in Day Is
First Word Flashed to the World,
After Which" Rome Confirms News.
ROME, Jan. 21 (Router's). Pope Benedict died late to-day.
LONDON, Jan. 21, 6.53 P. M.-rl.53 P. M. New York time
(Associated Press). Cardinal Bourne, Archbishop of Westrnin
i ster, stated this evening he had been officially notified by. tele
graph" from Rome that Pope Benedict was dead.
Cardinal Bornc'H announcement of the death of tho Pope U
upparcmly In conformity with the custom by -which "tho. Cardinals,
comprising tho Sacred College are first Informed of tho doath of a
Popo, licforn tho information Is mado known to tho gonoral public
ROME, Jan. 21, 5.30 P. M. 11.30 New York time (Associa-
led Press). A bulletin issued at this hour says:
"The state of the Holy Father became worse during the
day. The respiration is more and more painful and difficult
and the heart continuously weaker."
The Bulletin was signed by Drs. Marchiafava, Battistini and
Ml hope lor the recovery of the Pope had been abandoned Cardinal
dasparri, the Papal Secretary of State, declared during the 'noon hour.
Dr. Uattitini, one of the P'dpe's physicians, said at 1 o'clock that
t'le end was approaching.
"i ne scenes at the Vatican, as moment by moment the sands of the
lite ol Pope Benedict were running out, were most impressive.
In the dimply-furnished room where he lay, growing short of breath
and more rapi'd of pulse', with apparently nothing remaining to be done
except to await the cud, the attending Cardinals in their purple 'assocks
and Hie papal penitentiary in black were kneeling in silent prayer.
The only sounds heard were the sobs of the Pope's persona! attend
ants, the low chanting of the penitential psalms, or an occasional word
in delirum from the Pontiff as u is malady slowly undermined his won
derful store of nervous energy.'
Immediately after the morning consultation of lu's physicians, the
Pope had a quiet spell. His respiration was less irregular, and after he
had expressed a desire to rest he turned on his side and fell as'.rep im
mediately. The physicians wer.e surprised at this turn in tne case, and
thought there might be some hope tor His Holiness if he were able to
sleep three or four hours.
The Pope dozed from 8 until 9 o'clock, when a cordial was admin-
stered to him. To-day being the fete
ranioa College, in which he was a youthful student, the Pope asked to
be shown a small statue of the saint with which the students of the
college had presented him. The statue was placed on the alter of-fhe
.liapel, where a number ot masses were said.
The worst period for the Pope during the night occurred just before
Jaybreak. He was extremely low at this time, gasping lor breath antj
apparently suffering intense agony. . Shortly alter 7.30 o'clxk, the suii
began to peep through the mists on the Alban Hills, shedding a roseate"
glow through the clouds. The attendants and prelates who were present
went to the window, one of them remarking: Now il i- dawn; it brings
Shortly after 8 o'clock the phMcians gave out a bulletin announc
ing the Pope was worse. Then came a slight improvement toward 9
o'clock, when it was stated His Holiness was resting easier
The Cardinals then began to appear to make their visits Among
the first were the noted Cardinal Merry Del yal, Cardinal Laurenti- and
Cardinal Vannutelli. The Foreign Ambassadors, anxious for news, aiso
began to send in requests for information on the Pontiff's condition.
About eleven o'olook Pope Bene-4
nhrV'nT1" I "tnt w. and all the faithful
Flocca, the new Archbishop of Bolog-1 throughout the world offer for the re
na, where tho 'Pope formerly was covery of the Holy Father." As to hi
Arohblshop, entered Into connrnntlon l man aolence," he added, "it has x
w'th hlm nd aUo wltn Hlho Men-
....... . .
zani, m tuanop or naiaanee, npnaK-,
in iuat aa it irlvinr a reaiilar a.
Prince Chlgl-Albanl entered the
PopVa apartment at 11.10 o'oloolc tt la
hla duty to take Doaaeealon of thu
apartment In oaie of death of the Pon
tiff and te aet aa Marehal of tha con
clave. Prof. iHttlitint examined the Fere.
ae.ln nl 1M0 P, and rm Uv:k
ho loom rtnl.ra aftuttinn the
irnvt, the Pontlffe ewlltleti, hn
kald, beJr.s Impel. n,
Tha nly nnpe remalrunc, mi Kea
BlsnodPlaaardo, trnflar leeretaiy
tale, In the pramine ot a eonixuu
pralataa aji dlptematiita, lav U
To-Morrow's Weather CLOUDY.
PRICE THREE CENTS
day of St. Agnes, patron of Cap-
heuated Its reeoureea."
.. i. mum il.... . i
mD" aoaoraw aiience m ue viiucan.
with only a few guards paxlnc up and
down and here and there various atr
tnndanta performlni their tank. The
top floor, where the rope's apartment
nre, wai almost deeerted save (or on
jruard, wlio waa on duty sear the en
trance to the Pontiff's chambers.
Tnilde the specious aprtmenti,
there was the most Intsnis soUmiltr
u hour hr hour tb nittit posted,
with the CTBT.dltlon of His HoUstss as
parenOy ' baoorates pror(s4T)f'
Easli vial tar w aai km til Hh