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THE $67,700 IS STILL RESTING IN
A VAULT Mrs. Potter Palmer will leave Chi cago today, bound' for her Florida home. She refuses, to say anything further concerning lier-jcontroversy with Harlow N. Higginbotham over the $67,750, left over from the World's Fair, which has suddenly been remembered after 21 years. It is evident that Mrs. Palmer is greatly pained over the unpleasant publicity that has attended the pub lication of the fact that there was $67,750 left from the fund which was to have been used" to aid working wo men, but which, after 21 years, has been allowed to. lie somewhere with out any plans being made for its ex penditure. For the last week or so Mrs. Palmer has been sending out frantic expla nations as to the whereabout of the money, but for each question she would explain Harlow N. Higginbot ham would ask another. 'The questions that still remain un answered are: 1. Who owns the money which Mrs. Palmer is keeping in a vault at the First National Bank? 2. For what purpose is the money to be used? 3. When will the money be ap plied to the purpose for which it was gathered? No answer is forthcoming on any of these three questions. Mrs. Ma tilda Canse, who was a member of the board of lady managers, is very anxious that some practical use be made of the money. "I can't understand why the money should be left to he in a safety deposit vault all these years," she says. A committee of clubwo'men is urg ing that the money be used to build a working women's forum, but nothing has been said of this by Mrs. Palmer. o o YOU BET NOT There is nothing so disappointing as a dead sure thing that refuses to come to life. SAYS MILITIA INTERFERED WITH THE COURTS Trinidad, Col., March 2. That the state militia now in the coal fields in terfered repeatedly with the local courts and court oflicials was testi mony of D. M. Ralston, deputy dis trict attorney, before the congres sional committee. He also asserted that for years the coal companies have been active in politics. At 24 of the 30 inquests into mine accident deaths recorded in the books of Coroner B. B. Sipe in the last two years, the same man, J. C. Baldwin, was foreman of the jury and W. W. Jones served on every jury, accord- . ing to testimony of Deputy Coroner Roy Campbell. Examined by Rep. Evans, Camp bell said he couldn't recall a single verdict of this jury holding the com pany negligent or responsible for any death. Reading the coroner's record, Ev ans cited a notation on the case of Wyatt Buckner, killed in a rock-fall, which said no inquest was held be cause Buckner "had no relatives and damn few friends." o o FAIRMAN DEATH A MYSTERY The death of Cassius M. Fairman, whose mangled body was found on uie iurui western xvanroau intuits near West Chicago Saturday night, still remains a mystery. Elizabeth Davidson, who was to have married' Fairman, will arrive in town today from Springfield, Neb. She comes with the conviction that her fiance was murdered and his body thrown on the railroad tracks in an effort to cover up the crime. Fairman was to have left Chicago, at 6:05 Saturday night .to meet his sweetheart in Omaha. His body was found about 7 :30 that night. It is believed that when he started for the train he had' a large sum of, money on him. Only $8 was found' on the body. Fairman was a wealthy Oak Park, grain broker.