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MOB OF MEN AND BOYS HANDLE
London.. June 25. Militant suffra
gets who thronged Oxford to see
President Poincare of Prance as he
went from York House to the Guild
Hall this afternoon were roughly
handled by a mob of men and boys
just after the French President's car
riage had passed.
The skirts were torn off dozens of
the women', the hats of others tram
pled on, and many badly hurt.
Poincare began his second day as
the state guest of Great Britain by
receiving U. S. Ambassador W. H.
Page and other members of the dip
lomatic corps at York House.
With the consent of the Presidetn,
Ambassador Combdn's dinner at the
French embassy scheduled, for, to
morrow night should be tonight, and
the Foreign Office banquet by Sir
Edward Grey and the state ball at
Buckingham Palace tomorrow night
At noon the Presidetn was the
guest of the lord mayor and the cor
poration In the Guild Hall.
He was driven from York House to
the Guild Hall in a state carriage.
Troops lined the way. A field mar
shal's escort of Life Guards rode be
fore and behind the head of the
- The streets were crowded. The
French President everywhere was re
ceived with crashing cheers. In ac
cordance with cnBtom, King George
did not accompany his guest, so that
the welcome for Poincare was entire
Lord Mayor Sir David Burnett and
the aldermen and sheriffs were wait
ing at Holborn and escorted the vis
itor to the Guild Hall, where one
thousand guests were waiting, in
cluding the'Prince of Wales, the
JDuke of Connaught, Prince Arthur,
the Duke and Prince Alexander Qf
Teck, and all of the cabinet minis
ters. ' This" was Alexandra day in London,
the day of the year set aside as the
anniversary of the day fifty years ago J
when the Queen Mother Alexandra,.
Tennyson's "Sea King's Daughter
From Over the Sea," landed in Eng
land. Twenty thousand women, charm
ingly attired in white and wearing
hats encircled with flowers, waylaid
all Londoners and made they buy
Twenty millions of the roses were
made by the crippled children of
Cripple Gate home, and they were
sold for a penny a piece. The pro
ceeds will go to charitable institu
tions. Every guest at the Guild Hall ban
quet, including the French President,
wore an Alexandra rose.
MAN SHOOTS HIMSELF BACK TO
HEALTH BY ACCIDENT
Champaign, Hi., June 25. James
Woodward, Cuba, 111., has shot him
self into good health after a dozen
different physicians failed to cure
him of dropsy.
Woodward suffered intensely from
his Illness, and decided that life no
longer was worth living.
So yesterday he took a dose of
morphine and fired a bullet through
The doctors decided that Wood
ward would die; told his friends so,
and sat back and waited for the end.
No end came, and the doctors first
called in called in other doctors who
desired also to know why Woodward
did not die.
Then an X-ray examination was
tried, and it was found that the bul
let had punctured a cavity contain
ing the fluid of the dropsy and that
Woodward had been Instantly reliev
ed when it flowed out through the
The patient is improving, is expect
ed to recover, and Is perfectly happy.
Edwin Clayton, London analytical
chemist, haB got a right smart job be
fore him in analyzing hy he got 21
months ,at herd labc while, the half
dozen suffragettes got from 9 to 15.