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American Bed Cross founder
Empires After Long
Funeral Services Will Be Held To
jnorrow Afternoon Interment
Clara Barton, the founder ot the Ameri
can Red Cross, died at her residence at
Glen Echo at 9 o'clock yesterday morn
Ins, and last nleht a huge black pall of
cloud lowered over the city, the mourn
tag crepe of the Men heavens themselves,
hung out to .mark the passing of an
earthly angel of mercy.
Grown weary under the burden of the
Bufferings of a score of armies of nearly
every civilization, of the anguish of thous
ends upon thousands of nearly every na
tion stricken by the hand of flame, fam
ine, and flood, whose tribulations she had
made It her life work to lighten, the aged
humanitarian slipped from a peaceful
sleep 4nto oblivion. t
Valvular heart lesions, the lingering
effects of an attack of pneumonia, which
she sustained last fall, ana ner extreme
senility, combined to bring to a close a
life which had been more than ordinarily
Clara Barton passed her ninety-first
birthday last Christmas. Xast August she
went to her native town of Oxford, Mass .
with her nephew, Stephen E. Barton, of
Boston. She returned to her rambling old
frame house on the Potomac In Septem
ber suffering from pneumonia, the effects
of which did not desert her during the
winter months. She began to sink rapidly
early yesterday morning and lapsed Into
unconsciousness several hours before the
end came at 9 o'clock: Dr. J. B. Hub
bell, who has been associated with her
In her Red Cross work for the past thirty
years, arid Dr. William Tv Pratt, of "Wash
ington, were In attendance.
At her bedside 'were Mrs. R. J. HInton.
widow of CoL Richard J. HInton. .and
Sirs. S. E. Canada, neighbors, the phy
sicians, and servants.
Funeral Services To-morroir,
Funeral services win be held at the
Glen Echo residence to-morrow afternoon
at 1:30 o'clock, members of Miss Bar
ton's household anda fegr,lovlted. friends
only being "tnfatteEdanceRev? John Van
Scbsick; Jk, 's'o.d-'Rer. (TT. W. Curry, -of
tha Chwrn of Qnr Father, will officiate.
To-morrow at SJ8 o'clock the body win
leave for Oxford, lias-., aboard the Fed
eral Express, arriving at 8 it o'clock
More elaborate services will be con
ducted at the Barton homestead In Ox
ford by Rev. Percy H. Eppler. t
"Worcester. Mass.. and Rev. "William E.
Barton, -of Oak Park, 111., a cousin of
Miss .Barton, interment win be in Ox
Clara Barton Is survived by her
nephew, Stephen E. Barton, of Boston,
who visited her frequently during her
illness. He reached here yesterday, two
hours after the distinguished patient
had passed away, accompanied by two
nieces. Mrs. C M. Clark, of Webster,
Mass.. and Mrs. John H. Stafford, of
Life of Heroism.
Born of a heroic father, Capt. Stephen
Barton, who fought under "Mad An
thony Wayne, Miss Barton had led a
iiis so nueq witn nervism ana nign
i achievement that It brings home the
voice of the Baling that "Truth Is
stranger than Action."
One of htr earliest activities was to
found a girls' seminary at Elizabeth, N
J, when still a young girt. She was
also the first woman to hold a clerical
position under the United States go em
inent, serving as an employe of the Pat
ent Office In Washington. It has not
been given to many women in the world's
history to Inspire such genuine admira
tion for a great work well done.
Miss Barton was born in Oxford, Mass..
In isa. Her first occupation, after grad
uating from the Clinton (N. T.) Liberal
Institute, was that of a school-teacher.
She followed this location for ten
years previous to the civil war, "giving
up her position to go to the front with
the Union forces as a nurse.
After the war she organized a bureau
for locating missing soldiers. She started
this department with money out of her
Out nf the SOJXW Inquiries made. Miss
Barton was able to trace more than
S).O0O. and thus give the grieving parents
detaUs of their chlldrens' death and the
location of .their burial places. Congress,
In recognition of Miss Barton's work,
voted her JI5.000.
In Franco-Prasaian "War.
Miss Barton's labors ,prov ed too great
a tax on a constitution and she was
obliged to go abroad. While she was In
Europe tho Franco-Prussian war broke
oat in 1S70. and she organized the relief
corps that succored the dying and wound-
ea in me battle fields of Strassburg,
-leuort. aiontpeller. and Parts.
Sine was elected president or the
American Red Cross In ISO later or
ganizing an American amendment of the
Bed Cross to supply relief in all disasters.
Miss Barton has been president or the
National First Aid Association since
1505, and holds diplomas and decorations
from Germany, Baden, Austria, Servla.
uuraey, Armenia, Switzerland. Spain.
Russia, Belgium; also a -vote or thanks
from the citizens of Johnstown, Pa,, the!
loss icgwuiiure, sc ana is the only
woman ior wnom a u. A. It. post has
Miss Barton Is the author or "The
History of the Red Cross," "America's
Relief Expedition tb Ada Minor,
"'History of the Red Cross in- Peace
and: War. "A. Stocy of the Red Cross."
"Story of My Childhood." together with
many pamphlets, reports, &c
Robbed While Unconscious.
Mansfield, Mass., April li"-Whlle lying
unconscious on the ground, where he
had been hurled from his automobile,
J L. Bacon waa robbed of S3S, his shoes
and socks, coat and necktie.
Odd Shoemaker Sign.
Mlddletown. N. Y. April 1Z-A, shoe
maker here has placed tha following ad
vertisement in tho window of his sbopr
"HeU In all It glory Everything now
ready for a .nub. of condemned voles;"'
Jurist Suffers from Heat
Justice Pitney Ii tho first
Washington" resident to suffer
from heat th.li year. He ordered
a page to provide him 'with a
palm-leaf fan In the Supreme
Court chamber yesterday.
IS ITB REST
Body of Gen. Philip Kearay
Interred in Arlington
"Corporal" James Tanner Belates
History of Civil War Hero.
Tribute such can bo accorded only
a hero was paid Ma. Gen. Phil Kearny,
'Fighting Phil." of civil war fame, when
his body was relnterred In Arlington
CemeteryJesterday afternoon with cere
monies Impressive and pathetic MaJ.
Gen- Kearny's body waa escorted to
Arlington from the Union Station by
Troop A, Fifteenth Cavalry, and the Fort
Myer Band. A detail from the Third
ArtlUery alto was In line. President Taft
and prominent army and navy officials
met the cortege at the grav e.
The State of New Jersey, responsible
for the transfer of the body from Trinity
Church jard. New York, "was represented
by a commission, of which Charles F.
Hopkins, postmaster at Boonton, N. J-
was chalrmau. Mr. Honklns preside;! at
the committal service. - -
An Inspiring scene was presented at the
opening of the service. The vault In
which Gen. Kearny was burled la on a
anon to tne east ot ins ie mansion.
inif th aneakera' atanif &aji rctA at
the top of the embankment. In the
stand were President Taft. Register of
Wills Tanner. State Senator Prince of
New Jersey, and other prominent om
dais. Directly below the stand, seated
on a bench. 'were members of the Kearny
family Gen. John Watts Kearny, a son
of the noted general; Mrs. Julian H.
Hill, a granddaughter; Mai. William
Glasgow, a grandson; the Misses Powell,
granddaughters: Thomas and Phil
Kearny, grandsons, and three c great
granddaughters. Battery Gives Sal ate.
i As, the caisson bearing the casket ejv.
froached. li'sjplot1(11)ehand7p!aed .the
uopu runirai ra&rcn, ana wnen'ine
cortege halted a salute of twenty-one
guns "boomed forth from the battery of
the fort. Chaplain Bayard delivered the
Invocation, In which he painted In glow
ing colors the achievements of the hero
whom all bad assembled to honor.
.President Taft was Introduced by
Chairman Hopkins, who made a brief
address on the characteristics of Gen.
Keamj-. and the Chief Executive gave
volfe In an eloquent manner to the rev
erence In which he holds men who die
for their country.
The orator of the day waa "Corporal"
James Tanner, Register of Wills for the
District, and his address wilt long be
remembered by those who attended the
service. Mr. Tanner served under Gen.
Kearny, and Is qualified to speak on the
history of his achievements.
"In the summary of the centuries,"
said air. Tanner, we have come
know that the enduring wealth of
nation rests not In Its store of gold and
silver and precious stones, but rawer
In the- abundance of patriotic devotion
and self-sacrifice possessing the souls of
Valhalla of Republic.
"This fair domain of Arlington, beau
tiful In every respect, has by common
consent come to be recognized as our
true HaU of Fame, our Westminster
Abbey, the Valhalla of the Republic It
la none the less Impressive in Its gran
deur because Its groined arches are na
ture's handiwork of mingling trees, its
mural decorations the product ot nature
and nature's God. as exemplified in leafy
equipage and the sky over alL
"Great names and humble ones adorn
the granite and the marble memorials
which surround us here. Each gave to
the cause full measure of devotion.
Some rose to great eminence In leader
ship and achievement on battle held.
Some who survived the armed conflict
showed themselves accomplished In the
fields of diplomacy and statesmanshlc.
but among all here wbo sleep tne sleep
that knows no awakening, none Is more
entitled tb our grateful, reverential re
membrance; than the soldier whose mor-
remalns the great State of New
Jersey affectionately brings us to-day-Philip
Kearny, major general of volun
teers, dead on the field of ChantUly,
September 1, ISC"
Mr. Tanner then eloquently related tha
history and achievements ot (Jen.
Kearny. Continuing, be said.
"This Way, Boys."
"Take all the battles he participated
In from the siege of Yorktown to the
fatal -field of ChantUly, con all the re
ports of superior officers (superior solely
In rank), and if associates, and wherever
ho Is mentioned, at Williamsburg; Fair
Oaks, Seven Days; Malvern Hill, or the
Second Manassas, and all that lies be
tween, and there Is never a word or
line oi adverse criticism, out rrequent
note of Kearny's gallantry, ot how.
steadfast he hald his line, and how
fearlessly be led the advance. No man
of that command ever beard him say
Go In there or yonder.' Always It was
This way, boya! Follow mef And
-where he trod was honor's path. On
every field he strode he plucked the
flowers that yield to valor's touch.'
Gov. 'Wilson of New Jersey waa Ten-
resented by Senator jonn u. prince, who
Is acting governor of that State.
A striking feature was tne singing of
The Passing of the Veteran,'' by John
A. GUIman. past commander-in-chief of
the G. A- R. Mr. Olliman composed the
song, and his rendition created a pro
Blihoo Earl Cranston pronounced the
benediction, and the detail ot troopers,
fired three volleys over the graves The
body was lowered Into the vault, while
a bugler sounded taps, and as the band
played "Lead Kindly Light." uen.
Kearny's favorite hymn, the battery on
the bill spoke again. The attendants
dispersed and only a guard tit honor 're
mained at the grave. Another hero had
gone to his last -resting place.
They fla?e Been Misrepre.
sented and Misunderstood
by People, He Says.
TAKES ISSUE WITH"T.JR."
Lincoln. Nebr, April li Walter !.
Fisher, Secretary of the Interior In
President Taft's Cabinet, made a politi
cal address here to-night Mr. Fisher,
before his appointment to the Taft Cab
inet, waa head of the American Conser
vation Association and an Intimate
friend of CoL Roosevelt and Glfford
Plnchot. His appointment to the Cabi
net was hailed with pleasure by CoL
Roosevelt, who regarded him as a real
progressive. Secretary Fisher to-night
gave CoL Roosevelt credit for preparing
public sentiment for tho actual progress
accomplished by President Taft. Mr.
Taft's policies, he added, have been mis
represented and misunderstood by the
people of the country.
"I sympathize deeply," ha said, "with
those who resent the manner In which
the people have been delayed and de
feated In securing fundamental reforms
under the system of mlrrec-resentatlre
Democracy which has cursed so many ot
our btates. I believe It waa this resent
ment and the misunderstanding ot the
position of President Taft with respect
to it that accounts for the results in
Illinois. I sympathize with the tempta
tion to seize noon even as radical i
measure as the initiative to compel con
stitutional reform, but I believe that the
success of the whole experiment of popu
lar government In this country depends
upon preserving and making truly effec
tive tne representative principle."
Mr. Fisher took Issue with CoL Roose
velt upon his proposition for the recall
of court decisions.
"The recall ot Judicial decisions." said
Secretary Fisher, "Is simply an Impracti
cable device to avoid the difficulties and
dangers of recalling the Judge."
Raps Tsfft's Enemies.
Mr. Fisher added, however, that he was
In favor of applying the recall to non-
Judicial officers. He praised President
Tails policies upon conservation and
railroad regulation. He rapped -the pro
gressives who. after demanding laws for
the physical valuation of railroads, failed
to support President s Taft's recommen
dation on this subject.
"The real Issues of next November."
Mr. Fisher continued, "are to be Federal
Issues, such as the tariff and the regula
tion ot trusts, and here again the differ
ence between the militant reformer and
the constructive statesman is vj-11 Illus
trated hi' the attitude and tha action of
'His tariff Commission has made a
humbervof repertsxwhteh-rhave for the
flrtCr2fi-given toTmgresa and the coun
try tho real facts upon which, construc
tive tariff legislation can be framed. I
think It Is entirely within bounds to state
that not one of the President's critics
has made a successful or even serious
attack upon these reports. Not one of
them has undertaken to study the facts
and to frame a bill upon them,, although
every report thus far made has favored
a reduction in the tariff and has supplied
the information upon which Intelligent
reduction can be made."
TO GO ON STRIKE
Besult of Ballot Shows 93.3 Per
Cent of Men Favor
New Tork. April li The probability
of a strike of engineers employed on the
fifty roads In the northeastern section
of the country was emphasized to-day
by the announcement of Grand Chief
Wairen 8. Stone, of the Brotherhood of
Locomotive Engineers, that 8X3 per cent
of the men had voted In favor of the
This Information was dispatched by
special messenger to, J C Stuart, chair
man of the conference committee of
managers in Shis city. Mr. Stuart aent
the- following" reply:
"Will submit your letter to the confer
ence committee of managers for their
consideration and action. It will require
several djOs to get the conference com
mittee togetner, ana l aouot wnetner it
can be done before themiddle or the
Uatter part of next week."
or course we snail wait to see what
the railroads will do." said Grand Chief
Stone to-nlgbt. "The next move Is cer
tainly up to them."
More than 17.500 engineers are Involved
In the strike vote Just announced. When
the negotiations for higher wages were
being carried on some time ago. tha
managers committee declined to accede
to the demands of the men, and it was
said to-day that their attitude toward a
wage Increase has not changed.
It waa also said to-day that the
Brotherhood of-Flremen and Engineers
would shortly present demands to the
managers and would support the engi
neers It they- strike.
STANDING OF CANDIDATES.
The standing of- the Presiden
tial candidates last night, accord
ing to the latest Information re
ceived from the respective bead
quarters, was as follows:
Delegates In convention.... 1,076
'Necessary to choice......... S3
Claimed for Taft .. 359
Instructed for Taft.. 313
Claimed for Roosevelt... 14S
Instructed for Roosevelt.... 128
Instructed for La FoHette... 35
'Instructed for Cummins.... 4
Delegates In convention..... 1.092
Necessary to choice. ....... 73S
Instructed. for Clark........ 130
Instructed for Wilson........ 30
Instructed for Gov; Marshall 30
sLxS to Baltimore aad Rcfnnt.
Saturdays and Sundays via Pennsylvania
Railroad. Tickets good to return until .C0
a. -m Monday. All regular trains errent
the "Congiesstonal Limited."
voHTmarT to joo tail
J0XH-AKB AMQXAIi DlWiV
"UNVEILED MSXT "WEDNESDAY.
The monument Is to be unveiled In
this city. April 47. Admiral Dewey win
be the one who puns the strings loosen
ing the American flags in which the
historic status Is now draped.
Body of Army Officer to Be
Hemoyed to Governors,
ENTIRE NATION MOURNS
New York, April li The body of Gen.
Frederick Dent Grant, who died early
this mornlng.wlll be removed to-morrow
to his former home on Governors Island.
There It will remain until arrangements
have been completed for the tuneraL In
terment will be In the cemetery at West
It was announced to-day by Lieut M.
F. Howze, former aid of Gen. Grant, that
ho will be given a military funeral. Final
arrangements wUl not be made until all
oWlie members of the late general's
family are together. The Princess Can-
tacuzene, daughter ot Gen- Grant, will
come here from Russia, and his brolher,
U. S. Grant, second. Is expected to come
East from bis home In San Diego. CaL
in tne meantime the body or Uen
Grant will .remain under guard on Gov
ernors island, it win not lie In state,
the posting- of one or two sentinels be
ing the only formality.
Many beautirul pieces of flowers were
received nt the Buckingham to-day and
these tributes were supplemented by a
flood of telegrams from President Tart
and others In official and private lite.
No effort was made to-day by the
family or physicians or Oen. Urant to
explain away, the mystery that surround-
ea nis last Illness. The only thing ap
proaching such an explanation .was a
formal statement that the suooreasion
of Information to his whereabouts dur
ing the past and nature of the malady
that caused this deatb was designed to
protect mm trom Intrusion. Lieut. II.
w. Howze performed the duties
spokesman for the bereaved widow and
son. Capt. U. H. Grant, wno arrived rrom
vvasnington during the afternoon.
Many Visitors nnd Telegrams.
It was learned, at the Buckingham that
before Gen. Grant expired he had to be
half-carried, half-dragged to a window
by the nurse in attendance to satisfy
his demand for relief from the suffoca
tion from which he was suffering. ""He
was finally carried back to bed -and ex--
-plred there, unable to talk.
Among tne visitors at the hotel during
the day were Brig. GemVTasker H. Bliss,
who succeeded Gen. Qrant as commander
of the Department of the East during
the furlough on which he started Janu
ary . CoL George Andrews and C. W.
Fenton, ot his L staff, and Commander
Wallace D. araht. ot the V. S. Grant
Post. G. A, R No. 327. Commander
Grant tendered the services of the post
as a guard ot honoc. this service having
been performed "by hla post after the
death ot Gen. U. S. Grant.
Telegrams of condolence were received
from President -Taft. Secretary ot War
Stlmson. Senator Root. Gen. Leonard
Wood, Admiral Dewey, Charles W. Fair
banks, Hiss Helen M. Gould, Judge and
Mr. R. H- Tlarv. Henrv Walt. rsnn.
Archbishop Ireland, Hamilton Fish, Cor
nelius vauaerDiii; Aaeopore Jiooteveit.
and many others.
f LS to Baltimore- and Retora,
BaJtlasore and Ohio.
Every Raturdav and Sundav. Good to
return until 9 00 -a. m- train Monday All
trains, both ways, Including the, Koral
nPI 111 a
J& atasaflsasasasal W1
Jssal-f 'sasasasaBsasset ssassassav.
fassassP "eaassessessessrW 'IssesK
Subpoena Issued for Missing
Witness in Mrs. Gage's
MAY BE IN NEW YOKK
Armed with subpoenas, two "United
States Marshals will leave tor Mew
York early to-day In an tffort to locate
Mrs. -Archibald Grade, of New Vork
and Washington society, wno win
bo brought to Washington to tell
whether or not she Informed Mrs. Cal
vin Gage that Charles J. Bell bad de
termines to oar ner ana ner nanasome
daughter, Margaret, from the Capital s
A crisis in the case In Justice Bar
nard's court was reached yesterday.
when, after a thorough search, the au
thorities were unable to locate Mrs.
Grade In Washington. It la said the
missing witness fled to New York Imme
diately following the testimony of Mrs.
May Go to Boston.
If not successful In New York, the
marshals will proceed to Boston, where
the government Is informed Mrs. Grade
may have gone.
Mrs. Gage yesterday on the stand In ber
own behalf, denied having made threats to
kill Charles J" Bell, but admitted that she
had declared she would horsewhip him
If he did not stop Interfering with ber
affairs. She denied she had delusions on
the subject, but stated that. Ideas were
probably founded on mistakes. She testi
fied she bore no 111 will toward tha banker.
admitting that she was mistaken about
nia alleged opposition to her social am
bitions. "Gentlemen. I simply had the concern
tor my daughter that ou would have,
she said to the Jury.
.Mrs. Gage told the Jury that she was a
native or Vermont, a graduate of Vassar,
had taught history for ten years, and was
married, but was granted a divorce on a
charge of desertion made by her against
ner nuau&na. one reiaxea uie aimcuities
she experienced In connection with the
purchase of her residence In Dupont Cir
cle from a local real estate firm.
The healing will be continued on Wed
COUNT MAY GET $3.45
An appropriation ot SX.45 for the benefit
of, Count J-hH. von Barnstorff, Ambassa
dor Extraordinary and Minister Plenipo
tentiary, representative at this Capital ot
his Imperial majesty tho Emperor of
Oemtany. la asked Jo a, communication
lorwaraea to tne senate ana House yes
terday by Franklin MaoVeagh. Secretary
of the Treasury.
It is explained that Count von Bern
storff was asked to locate, throueh the
Berlin Foreign Office, two Americans, John
A. Beck and Frank Armbruster, "who
were lost In Germany in 1904. In prose
cuting his Inquiries the Ambassador was
put to the expense of 13.13, for which
Secretary MacVeagh believes the count
1 should be reimbursed.
TO FIERCE FLAMES
Hartford, Conn., Has $175,000
Blaze-Sutter and Allen Houses
Burned to the Ground.
Harfford. Comt, April li A large sec
tion of East Hartford was destroyed
early to-day by fire which caused S1T5,-
000 damage. One hundred families were
made homeless and many buildings were
destroyed. At 6 o'clock the fire was
still burning, although under control.
Up to that time twenty-three buildings
bad been burned.
The blaze, which originated In the
Cairns Woodworking Company's Dlant
In Connecticut Boulevard, spread with
terrific rapidity. The East Hartford
Fire Department was unable to cone.
with the situation, and asslstsnce was
summoned from Hartford.
The fire Is believed to have originated
i a boiler explosion. Just before thn
flames were discovered there was a
terrific detonation at the factory which
wag heard for several miles Im
mediately the structure burst Into flames
and live sparks were burled In all di
rections. Carried by the wind, the
sparks Ignited other flres In different
quarters. The woodworking Dlant was
situated In the midst of the tenement
district, and the people living In the
neignoornood were thrown Into a panic
Two hotels old landmarks the Sutter
and Allen houses, were among the build
ings oumea, altnough au the guests got
out safely. Another landmark that waa
wiped out was the Jenks lumber yard.
NOBLEMAN WILL WED
New York, April ll-Elvina Plzzanl,
the prettiest steerage passenger on the
steamer San Giorgio, Is to be married'
on Sunday to the young and wealthy
Count Gustavo Bursottl. whom she has
known ust three days.
The count was first-cabin passenger on
the San Giorgio, and his sweetheart came
over In the steerage. They first met last
Tuesday, when tba liner was swept by
a big comber.
Elvlruu- who was on the deck at the
time, was knocked down, and Count
Gustavo, picked her tip and took her to
the doctor. Thereafter Elvina had an
attentive admirer, and the proposal and
acceptance followed to-day.
Strike Committee Adjourns.
Philadelphia, April li The subcommit
tee of eight representing the anthracite
coal operators and the miners in the
consideration of the workers demands
adjourned at 5 o clock this afternoon.. tP
meet again to-morrow morning. No state-f
ment was Issued.
Wears Live Bronkey. t
NewjB&srk, April li-Mrs. MlOlcent
MUlefT a rich London society woman,
arrived here on the Cedric. wear I Be a
live monkey on her breast. Jt Is the
latest style, she says.
kait sasxs nzx it.
Scranton. Pa-, April IS, Whller
attendlng a dance, William Sear
ing suddenly began to bark like
a dog and frightened off all the
other dancers. His case Is diag
nosed as hydrophobia.
declines to Treat ThenT as
Prisoners of War Or
ders 500 Slain.
EKODDCES GOOD EFFECT
As Besnlt of Drastio Action, Bev-
olutionists Are SeeMng Woods,
" Causing Less Trouble.
Deciding to regard the rebels as out
laws, deserving death rather than the
rights of prisoners of war. the Federal
forces In Mexico, acting, it Is said, under
President Madero's orders, are executing
prisoners without the right ot trial.
Apparent substantiation ot this new
military programme is contained in t
messags yesterday to the State Depart
ment of th battle of Jojutla, This city,
it would sppear. baa changed hands rap-
Idly within the past few days.
First taken by tho Federals In an en
gagement. In which E0O rebels were re
ported slain. It was later retaken by the
rebels. As the result of a third engage
ment. It Is once more In the hands ot the
Ths dispatch to the State Department
says that after their last victory the
Federals executed everal of the Zapa
tistas. A naive announcement by the
State Department says that, as a result.
less trouble is reported in the south ot
Many other Indications exist that des
peration haa taken the nlace of civilized
warfare in the Mexican Republic. On
tne afternoon or April 10 a northbound
train on the Southern Pacific was fired
on thirty miles south of Guaymas, In
the state of Sonora. and one person was
killed and tno wounded. The dispatch
does not tell If the victims were Ameri
cans. The Southern Pacific, passing
through Guaymas. goes down the west
coast ot Mexico and penetrates an Im
Raflroail Closes D-frBu"-
' On the tonowlng-mornlng a arath-
bound train -w wrecked at the same
place, and twet persons were killed and
The depredations along the line hare
been so Insistent and unpunishable that
the railroad has been closed south of
San Bias, and there Is no telegraph
communication whatever between No
gales and Mazatlan
State Department officials are anxious
ly awaiting the reply of the Mexican
government to a note addressed Thurs
day through Ambassador Wilson In con
nection with the kiUlng by the rebel
forces of Albert Fountain, an American
citizen. Fountain, according to the re
port of Consul Letcher at Chihuahua.
was enlisted In the federal army and
had charge ot a machine gun. He was
captured by the rebel rorces in the
battle of Parral early In the week, and
was shot In the back by a guard, under,
the pretense that he was trying
escape. The department has been unable
to nnd that there was any pretense
of a court-martial, or that fountain
was actually attempting to evade his
captors. Although this government has
not officially recognized the rebels. Con
sul Letcher has called upon Qrozco
personally, by direction or the btate
Department, tor his explanation.
Another exception to tn President s
proclamation authorize tje presi
dent esterday permits t. a shipment
across the Mexican border of munitions
of war consigned to the federal gov
ernment. In the consignment waa a
large quantity of fittings and parts ot
ships guns. Two thousand rases or
dynamite are also permitted to cross
the border consigned to the Mexican
National Dynamite Company, and to
the Cananea Consolidated Copper Com-(has
IS STILL GRAYE
Break at Bed Ford Hoods Desha
and Chicot Counties, Ark. The
Water Beaches Arkansas City.
Memphis. April li Following a break
in the low levee at Red Fork, twenty
live miles north of Arkansas City this
morning, parts of Desha and Cnicot
Counties, Ark., were flooded to-day and
water had reached Arkansas City, ac
cording to dispatches received to-nlgnt.
Judge R- M. Worthlngton, President
of the Chicot County Levee Board, to
day staiea xnax tne main nne at Panther
Forest on the Arkansas River, twenty-
three miles north ot Greenville, had begun
to crumble. 1-amines living in that sec
tion are- moving out as fast as they
The overflow finally will, find its way
into the Tensas River. Engineers here
say that the break at Red Fork will
offset the effect of the water returning
to the Mississippi from the St. Francis
and White Klver. 'telegraphic communi
cation with Luxora and Osceola. Arte,
and Marked Tree, Ark., Is Interrupted,
and the hist news heard from the first
two named towns was tnat the levee
situation was very grave-
Cairo Has Railway Service.
Cairo. HL, April li -Cairo will have
train service with -the outside world to
morrow for the first time since flooding
ot the drainage district over a week ago.
rTJie Mobile and Ohio 'win commence
raffle with one train dally to tho north.
Train service south will not be Tesumed
tor several days
Hatches Chicken Food,
Ciraham. Mo- ADril'Ii After hatching
his spring chickens, Allan McNeall. at
farmer living near here, has hatched a I
crop of grasshoppers to feed them with.
Bill Prohibits Children Un-
der Fourteen Tears of
Age from WorkiDg.
MANY FINES PROVIDED
Proposed law Before House Gives
Inspectors Direct Authority
Prohibiting the employment ta any ca
pacity of children under fourteen years
of age and requiring from others a cer
tificate of employment which Is to be
Issued by the Superintendent of Schools,
after tho child has been shown to be
mentally and physically able to begin
work, a drastic child labor bill for the
District was introduced In the .House yes
terday by Representative Cox of Ohio.
Fines ranging from 33 to 3X0 are pro
vided for in the bill for such employers
In the District as shall fall to live up
to Its provisions. The age ot a child, the
measure states, may be at any tlma
challenged by the Inspector appointed to
visit places of employment, and unless
the employer Is prepared to prove beyond
a question of doubt that the child In his
employ Is of Iegsl age. or dismisses the
child, be Is amenable to law.
Aged Messenger Boys.
One ot the features of tha measure 1
that prohibiting any prson under twenty-one
years of age from delivering mes
sages after 10 p. m. This -means that
with the passage of the measure all
"messenger boys" In the District who
are called for after 10 o'clock will be
middle-aged possibly bewhlskered citi
zens who are earning a few cents by
The measure was referred to the Dls
In Its opening paragraph the measure
practically prevents any child under
fourteen years ot age from working by
providing that he cannot be employed In
any "mul. factory, mercantile or me
chanical establishment, tenement house,
manufactory or workshop, store, office,
office building, restaurant, boarding
house, bakery; barber shop, bootblack
stand or establishment, public stable,
garage, laundry, plac of amusement.
JjcIWa. or "as a driver for or In any hrltk
fp timber "yard, or In the cajrying or
transmission ot messages, or in tne con
struction or repair of buildings, or in
the distribution, transmission, or sale
Restrict Older Children.
No child under sixteen years ot age
la allowed to work In any of the follow
ing positions Adjusting any belt to
any machinery, sewing or lacing ma
chine belts In any workshop or factory,
operating any of the following ma
chines, circular or band saws, wood
shapers. wood Jointers, planers, sand
paper or wood polishing machinery,
wood turning or boring machinery.
Continued on Page Fonr.
ALL EYES FOCDSED
Bitter Political Sight Staged for
Primary Vote Bosh Sides
Claim Big Victory.
Philadelphia, April li To-morrow will
wltnes the opening ot the bitterest pri
mary fight in the history of Pennsyl
vania, and many are the predictions that
are to-day being made of Its result.
From Pittsburg, the stronghold of
Bos? WlUlam Fllnn. who Is in charge
of the Roosev elt forces In the State. Word
been received to-day claiming that
the colonel will sweep the State, electing
at least half of the sixty-four district
delegates- to the Republican National Con
vention In June. And from the Taft
headquarters a statement has been Is
sued conceding a possible eight delegates
to the former President and claiming the
remaining slxt -eight for Tart.
The Roosevelt faction base their claims
on two things. One Is the fact that
Pennsylvania eave the colonel a plu
rality of U&C in 1901. and the
other is the strenuous efforts made by
Fllnn. a wealthy politician, who Is said
to have spent money like water In the
interests of Roosevelt to swing the voters
from the Republican machine controlled
by Senator Boles Penrose.
The Taft men base their claim to vic
tory chiefly on the strength of the party
machine, the activity of the business
men of Pennsylvania, headed by John
Wanamaker, and the popularity of the
conservative campaign pushed by the
incumbent ot the White House.
The Importance of the primary result
Is believed by politicians to be more far
reaching than any prenomlnatlon State
fight jet made by either prospective can
didate. This situation is brought about
by the favoritism shown Roosevelt In
his last Presidential campaign, and the
fact that the Roosevelt supporters have
made a fight In every respect aa vigorous
as that of the machine Republicans, thus
making it certain the results of the con
test to-morrow will show In a great
measure the true sentiment of the people
of a Roosevelt State with regard to the
cnoice tor tne iiepuoucan nomination.
The- districts where the fight win rage
most fiercely are In Philadelphia and
Pittsburg. These cities comDrise tan
districts and elect twenty national dele
gates, twelve from the former and eight
from the latter.
Wilson Strong; In "Wisconsin.
Milwaukee. April li Woodrow "Wilson
haa nineteen delegates In Wisconsin.
Champ Clark six. ons independent- This
is now accepted as the result ot tho re
cent election of delegates to the Na
tional Democratic Convention, On this
basis the alternates will be named by
the Democratic State Central Commit-
tee when It meets in the Planklngtoa
House next Tuesday night,