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They had just put a match to oil-soaked material under the grandstand when guards caught them. Militants Resort to Bombs; Revenge Mrs. Pankhurst LONDON, April 5. The militant suffragettes: are striving: strenuously to kegood tae "threats oMfte'r leaders who promised io attack human life in reprisal for the sentencing of Mrs. Emmeline Pankhurst to three years in prison at bard labor. ' The argument for the vote takes the shape of alarm clock bombs such as those used by the McNamara gang in America. An order was expected from the home office today, removing the banger-striking Mrs. Emmeline Pankhurst from Holloway Jail to Ayles bsry prison, forty miles from London. The suffragette pickets who have walked around the jail In relays night and day since their leader was Imprisoned, were chagrined at the prospective transfer of Mrs. Pank hurst because Aylesbury is a lonely place, where any demonstration the women might make would lose much of Its effectiveness. That the defiant militant leader would not serve three years In prison, or even an appreciable frac tion of that Ume is almost assured. Her stay In jail will be measured by her physical endurance. If Mrs. Pankhurst has the will power to starve herself into a condition of such weakness that death would fol low, she will be released on Home Secretary McKenna's "ticket of leave" plan, whenever the prison doctors report that further confine ment would be fatal. Starts Hunger Strike. True to her word, Mrs. Pankhurst has not eaten a bite since she was com mitted to prison. She ate her last meal on the day of conviction, and the court i was ordered a recess in order that thej "aSVvia"' ulun Tt rom forcible feeding. So rar Mrs. j'anKnurei i has not been forcibly fed. and it is, said that she will not be. i At Llanternam. Newport, and other places in Monmouthshire, women today cut the telephone and telegraph wires. Isolating whole districts The suffra gettes adopted these methods In order that news might be transmitted with difficulty, and thev might finish their work and get away beJore the police came. Thousands of dollars' worth of damage has been aone in me cuiunj u. wire and me u hnnnrt estimate. wire and the Inconvenience has been Aw. mithroutr nf suffragette violence ,r4 in ma-scow. Scotland, today, nomen smashing dozens of windows In the labor evchange. Phyllis Brady and Jlllllcenl Dean, who were ariepted yes terday in London carrying suitcases filled with fire-setting materials, were rrfilmrd today and held for further .Tearing. Bail of J2S0 was required of them. ... . .. Fear that suffragettes v. ill destroy the most priceless historical and architec tural landmarks of England is enter tained today. Gamekeepers, special po lice, and private watchmen are em ployed In guarding all the famous old mansions of England. Especial care Is taken of chatworth and Harden Hall, in Derbyshire, because of their his torical associations. All unknown wom en are refused entrance to the grounds. Scotland Staggered By Militants' Act in 4 Burning Race Building ATI.. Scotland, April 5. Without ac tually taking life, the suffragettes could hardly have chosen a more effective method by which to stagger Scotland than when they burned the buildings of the Ayrshire race course today. The Cat racing Is Just beginning in Great SHOT RMK TWO AH T Britain and an Important meet was to have been held here soon. The race track authorities could not say. Imme diately after the fire, whether it would be possible to restore the course in time for the scheduled races. The buildings of the race couise were of wood und very dry They burned like tinder. Almost as poon ap the blaze was discovered It had spread all over the place, and was impossible to com bat. The grandstand was destroyed, as were the stables. Judges stand, and other buildlnfc-s and much of the fencing. I pn u. Woman Accused of Slaying Navy Officer May Order Attack Upon Indictment. PLYMOUTH. Mass.. April 5.-'X)ur de fense is a good one." was the sole com ment of Attorney Francis Geogan today In discussing the announcement that the defense nf Mrs. Jennie II. laton. ill- . dicted for tne murd.r of hcr husband. Kar Admiral Joseph Giles haton. has been decided upon The matter of attacking the Indict ment Tvill be dlhcussed by Attorney Geo gan and Attorney William A. Morse at a conference Monday If they fail to attack the Indictment nitliln twenty j days, no action will be taken until the June term of the superior court, when Mrs. Eaton will be tried. Door Is Forced Open, Woman Found Dead Mrs. J. B Roberson, fifty yeais old. was found dead in bed this morning in her room on the second floor of the house at 712 Eleventh street northwest, where she had lived for the last four years. The woman was last seen early Wednesday morning. Richard F. Preusscr, an Inventor, who has a workshop on the first floor of the building and rents out the rooms on the upper floors, failed to get any re sponse to repeated rappings on Mrs. Roberson's door thl morning, and be coming suspicious that something was wrong, summoned Policeman Chester R. Samson, of the First precinct. Samson broke the door open and found the woman's body. It is believed death was due to natural causes. GOO FENS M Q EATON'SLAWYER IS ON SUCAR RATE Intends to Stand Out for Three- Year Plan or Immediate Eradication of Tariff. STICKS BY PARTY'S PLEDGE Executive Refuses to Yield to Fire of Arguments Advanced by Southern Interests. President Wilson intends to stand pat on his demands respecting the revision of the sugar schedule; eith er the duty will be cut to $1.20 per hundred with the understanding that free sugar will follow in three years or the entire duty will be eliminated at once. This demand is in line with the Democratic platform pledge. Having told CongresB what he considers a redemption of the pledge, the Presi dent will take the ground that the future of the Democratic party is In the hands of the majority in Con gress and that If they do not accede ' to hlB Interpretation of how to keep faith with the people they can take the responsibility. Bombarded by Interests. Sugar Interests have bombarded the President for ten days with demands, requests, and arguments. His attitude has not changed in that time, and he intends to stand pat. All of which means that a three-cornered fight will be staged In the first days of the tariff session, or that the sugar members will accede to the President's demands In the matter be fore Monday. ..., . On Monday the case of the Hawaiian planters will be presented to the Pres ident by Prince Jonak K. Kalanlanaole and ffiA Kinney. They-regara-siu, as a "duty- under which sugar Interests .,.m ,lo hut the .gm dlcuncuy- opposed to the three-year program. , President "Wilson very clearly aas a fight on his bands, a It is the first of the Administration, and It promises to be a major engagement. The President Intends not only to talk mathematics with Congress, but he will Inject into tne ngm ana hb.uwiu gets plenty of publicity the moral ele ment. A promise has been made by a party: that promise must be kept as a moral obligation. Call On President Senator Thompson of Kansas and Sen ators Myer and Walsh of Montana call ed on the President today to discuss the sugar schedule and to learn some thing of his program respecting the special session. The Democratic Senator fram Kansas is in favor of a reduction of the duty on sugar, despite the fact that the only sugar factory In Kansas Is located In his home town. Garden City, and has been run at a loss during the last year. It Is not Improbable that the wool fight will bring from the President a proposition similar to the one he has made respecting sugar that the duty be reduced temporarily, with the under standing that It be entirely removed within a certain time. Free . sugar now Is regarded as out of the question and free wool is un iii.ai. rh. ..nnrni nlnn nf the strategy of the Administration Is to have lower rates In the House run man n m ex pected can prevail in the Senate. In the final analysis, certain compromises will bo accepted-by the House and the D...ii.ni The Senate then can be blamed b both the House and the Administration for the fact the rates are not as low as the radical revision ists wanted Conference Arranged. The pomnmmise. however, may come before the bill is introduced. Senate Urn: leadcis are studying the bill and will meet at 2 o'clock tomorrow after noon, following which the will confer with Chairman 1'ndcrwood and Pres ident Wilson. By that time It will have been detfi mined whether a general agreement can be reached on which ,, o..n...,. nn.i tho Administration J1UUCC, tC-llrtlc, .. - - i an Htand It Is uncertain whether the , - . ... ..,1 I kA TjAlldn bill will ue iniroauceu i m uoC Monday. Body of J. P. Morgan Placed in Steamer HAVRE. April 5. With J. P. Morgan's body locked and unwatched In Its espec- lallv arranged mortuary aboard the steamship France. Mr. and Mrs. Herbert L. satterlee, his son-in-law and daugh ter; Miss Helen M. Hamilton, his grand daughter, and Dr. Dickson, who will journey back to New York with the body, remained in a hotel here until sailing time. Tin- Fiance is scheduled to get away at 6 o'clock p. m. today. No visitors, other than friends of passengers, were oiinu-pil nhnard the liner today, and j there was no ceremony of any kind. Strikers Throw Stones At Twine Mill Workers AL'BL'RN. N. Y., April 5. Althouga two companies of the State mllltlu, and the city police wore on duty about the International Hurvester Twli-e Mill and Columbia Rope Companv's plant today, trouble again broke out between striking employes and woik crS. About 3W strikers gathered near the plant and tlnew stones at machin ists entertlng the mill. None was In jured. The soldiers and police drove the strikers back. No shots waie fired. Martial law was in force todiy about th- plants and the sheriff warned the public against going near them. w FIRM CI Defends English Militants sssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssKI ssjHHSV SallllllllllllHLallllllllllllllHPsllllEkJLallllllllllllllllll iB:'issssssltssssssssslsssssssssi 1BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBE 4. Z?A '.ftiliSsS&vA. & "&? 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When he saw recapture was In evitable, Lacomb jumped from the' roof of the building and was InHtantly killed. fter infinite plans and labor. Lacomb sawed through the steel bars of his cell with tools smuggled In to him. He made his way to the roof, but before he could climb over the prison wall his escape was dit-covered. He went back to the roof, and when his pursuers clocert around him, he dived from the parapets Into the stone-paved prison ard. When the guards reached him lie was dead Iicomb belonged to a gang of auto mobile bandits which terrorized a whole section of France. Twenty-two of them were captured ami tried several months ago. but at that time he could not be found. He later was tried and impris oned Ucomli eonfHHtu'ri ttiat he had killed a postmaster and a railroad guard. Two years ago. while exhibiting the Apacho dance before a partv or Russian tour ists In Pnrls, I.HComb. carried away by the frenzy of the dance, stabbed his girl cempanlun and killed hor Says Community Is to Blame for Immorality PHILADELPHIA. April 5 The high cost of living, as caused by waste and extravagance, and the "minimum wage" were the subjects that held the atten tlonal of the annual conference of the American Academy of Political and So cial Science, In final session here today. "Is It immoral to destroy the health and happiness of young girls by the low wages they get?' asked Miss Frances Perkins, of New York. She indicated that not only the ruined girl, but tho community as well, which stood by and permitted conditions that tempted her, were responsible. "Unless this fearful toll ceases," said the speaker, "the community will pay an awful price for the crimes commit ted against the future mothers of this land." Vanderbilt Buys Chateau. PARIS. April 3. William K. Vander bilt Is said to be the purchaser of the historic chateau Chenonceaux. which to day was Hold at auction for J374.0(W, The sale was at the request of Its owner, the wife of Sanlslaus de Caa tellane, who was Miss Nathalie Teiry, an American. Sarah Bernhardt at Garden all next week In "Romance of an Ac tress." AdvL ENGLISH MILITANTS American Suffragette Holds Violence to Be Justified by the Conditions. "The action of Mrs. Kmmeline Pank hurst in resisting the English govern ment and the steps taken by the Eng lish militant suffragettes to attract at tention to the suffrage cause are ab solutely justified by the conditions In that country We have no Intention of starting anything like that here, because It Is unnecebsary." This statement, made by MIsb Alice Paul today. Is the drat official state ment given out by members of the congressional committee representing the National American Woman Suf frage Association here. Miss Paul declared that the condi tions in England wcro greatly mls understooa by people here und that It was absolutely necessary to take steps which would be unthought of here In order to arouse public opinion to the unfairness of woman's political con dition in England. She declared also that the treatment of men who had Infringed upon the "sanctity of the law" In several In stances was not as severe as that ac corded the militant advocates of wom an suffrage, especially Mrs. Pankhurst and Miss Emerson. Miss Paul declared the treatment given Miss Emerson in the English prison a disgrace to humanity. Plans for Celebration j Placed Before Wilson Dr. James Brown Scott and H. B. F. Macfarland today laid before Presi dent Wilson the plans of the local committee In charge of the celebra tion of 100 years of peace with Great Britain. The burgomaster of Ghent togetner witlj a distinguished com pany of Canadians will arrive in New York next month for the celebration, nnd on Mav 11 and 12 will come to "Washington to be entertained. The plans laid before the President cov er the two duys of entertainment In Washington. Wilson Callers Urge "Alaska for Alaskans" "Alaska for Alaskans" was the slogan of a party of men from the Far North who called on President Wilson today. Headed by H. W. Jennings, of Junea. a party of ten from Alaska asked the President to appoint only men wh have lived in Alaska and are familiar with conditions there to Federal offices. It is probable that Jennings nlmself will be given a Federal Judgeship, and that Mr. Erwln, another member of the paity, who lives at Fairbanks, will obtain a marshalshlp. MS WLSON I CUEST OF HONOR Women of Washington Pay High Tribute to Wife of President Today. SOCIETY AT BREAKFAST Reception by "First Lady of Land" Follows at Which Leaders Meet Official Set. The women of Washington paid high, tribute to Mrs. Wilson and the Cabinet women of the new Admlnls 4 tratlon today when the "breakfast of welcome" was held at Rauscher'a. Small tables were laid in the main ball room with covers for ten each. Every table was adorned with a cen terpiece of ferns and jonquils with ropes of Southern smllax edging the tables, and falling in festoons on the sides. The guests began to arrive shortly before noon and, in exchange for their cards of admission, were given a card with the number of their table and their place. There was almost no confusion and the guests were seated quite as easily as at a smaller func tion. Mrs. Scott Presides. In the absence of Mrs. John W. Kern, wife of the Senator from Indiana, who was to have been the toastmlstress, Mrs. Matthew T. Scott presided. To her right sat the honor guest, Mrs. Wilson, and to her left was the wife of the Vice President. Mrs. Marshall. One of the little ceremonials at the head table was the pledging of one another by Mrs. Wilson.- Mrs. Marshall. Mrs. Bryan. aJsa-mrs. Scott. After this." the atten tion of the guests was turned to the menu and table chat. The honor table was laid. In-thalceoter of the- room and U. 'guests,' In .addition to Mrs. Wil son, Mrs. Marshall, and Mrs. Scott, were: Guests of Honor. Honor guests' table Mrs. Redfield, Mrs.Lne, Mrs. Burleson, Mrs. Wll ltam"j. Bryan, Mrs. Woodrow Wilson, Mrs. Matthew Scott, mistress of cere monies, Mrs. Thomas R. Marshall, Mrs. Garrison, Mrs. Daniels, Mrs. Houston, Mrs. William B. Wilson. None of the unpleasantness of poli tics, which has overshadowed the ar rangements for this luncheon the first large function of the Administration were noticeable today. Everyone was happy and the festivity was a wonder ful success. The guests were represen tative of official and resident society. Including members of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Colonial Dames, the Southern Relief Society, the Congressional Club, the Young Women's Christian Association, and the Woman's Christian Temperance Union. The menu was well selected and did not Include wines. At each table were souvenir booklets containing the names of the hostesses and the guests at their tables. These were daintily planned and will be quite as valued as the little books which were given to the guests at the Dolly Madison breakfast last spring. After the last course had been served, an Illustrated lecture was given by Mrs. Abby Baker on "The Historic White (Continued on Eleventh Page.) scuTllffi ALLIES, IS REPORT London Hears City Has Fallen Before Assault of Servians and Montenegrins. LONDON. April 5. Scutari has sur rendered to the Montenegrins and Ser lans, according to persistant, but un confirmed reports here today. From Paris and Vienna, from news agencies and other sources, the rumor was heard repeatedly, but the foreign office and the diplomats had no authen tic Information. The reports ngreed that the be leaguered city fell early today before a last desperate assault by 60,000 of thj allies. Cash Indemnity and Aegean Islands Form Balkan Powers' Demand SOFIA. April 5. The Balkan allies, replying to the peace proposal of the great powers, today stated formally that they would Insist on their de mands for a cash Indemnity and for the cession of the Aegean Islands to Greece. They are willing, they said, to accept the Turkish European frontier proposed by tho powers. The reply was In the form of a note delivered by the Bulgarian foreign office to the diplomatic representatives of the powers at Sofia. CIVIL SERVICE WORKERS DIVIDED ON BEST PLAN FOR OLD AGE PENSIONS Unable to Agree Whether Funds Should Be Fur nished by Government or by Active Employet in Classified Service Methods Discussed ty Congressmen at Convention Session. RETIREMENT ASSOCIATION TO BE AT LATE AFTERNOON SESSION United in their determination that civil service em ployes must be pensioned in their old age, 300 delegates who are assembled, here for the purpose of organizing a National Civil Service Retirement Association, have been unable to agree so far as to the best plan of pensioning. Should superannuated employes be pensioned by the Government, or by contributions from active employes, or on a half-Government, half-contributory plan? That is the question the delegates will vote on this afternoon. The straight pension idea is largely prevalent at the conference, which is composed of leaders from every section of the country and from every branch of the civil 0. A. R. POLITICS RIFE -AS LEADERS ARRIV1 Two Candidates for Presidency Here, and New Wiilard Is Scene of Action. With the two most prominent candi dates on the ground and the field clear ed for action, D. A. R. politics have begun to sizzle about the New Wfllard Hotel In preparation for the convention and election of officers. April 14. Both Mrs. William Cummlngs Story and Mrs. John Miller Horton. who are the most prominent candidates, are at the Wii lard. Mrs. Charles B. Bryan, or Ten nessee, who also is a candidate, will arrive in Washington tonight- Mrs. Story announced today that she Is confident of victory. She feels that with the endorsement of Mrs. Charles W. Fairbanks, who is called the best beloved president general of them all. her chance is excellent. Mrs. Scott Mathew, retiring president general, fs backing Mrs. John Miller Horton as her successor. A rumor that Mrs. Charles B. Bryan was running for the head of the D. A. R. only as a political subterfuge and would retire at the last moment and throw her strength to Mrs. Story was declared today to be unfounded. While all arrangements have practic ally been completed for the convention tney win not De announced unui ni Friday, when the program Is Issued. "One of the principal subjects for dis cussion in the convention is that or erecting an additional building beside Continental Hall. Mrs. Scott, in order to provide money ior tnti aaumonai uuuuiiik, uau oeuuiui Williams of Mississippi Introduce a bill in Congress providing a fund or jsui.- 000 for this purpose. This bill has been fcught by the Story taction, wnicn ae clares that it brings the order, which should be solely patriotic. Into politics. Two Dead, Eleven Hurt; f I a O x L i Congressman Donahoe ot fennsyi- rlier UOGS IntO OWItCn ivanla, urged the delegates to harmon- llll MUUH lW WWS1HJIII ... nl-n nJ .,M L. h.ll.l'.ll V,l- HOYTV1LLE Ohio. April 5. Two I men were killed .n AlA.'n nni and eleen persons, were seriously Injured when the Bait!-; more and onio nyer -no. 6, running sixty miles an hour, plunged through an open switch at midnight and into the station here. The train after leaving the track turn ed over on Its side. One of the per sons killed and three of the injured were In the station when the train struck It. President Urged to Retain Henry L. Wilson President Wilson was today urged to retain as ambassador to Mexico Henry I.ane Wilson by a delegation represent ing the American colony In the Mexican capital. The President did not commit himself. The delegation comprised G. W. Cook, Walter Wilson. F. II. Tackaberry. Charles Sieger. Harold Walker, and Charles F. de Ganahl. Scores Modern Dress. LONDON. April 3. "God never in tended a beautiful woman to look like a duck waddling to a pond." was the way In which the rector of the fashion able St. Nlheolas Parish, Guilford, re ferred to modern dress. service, but in order to persaade those who favor the contrlbatory pla td Join the organliaUen, the straight pensloaers.may hare to eem tvroatae'om a half-and-half basfr. - Pfead lor. Harmony; Rhlnefander Waldo, comsalsaloeer of police for New York city, and fly Con gressmen were the chief speakers ct to day's meeting, and all of them preached harmony. Commissioner Waldo urged the dele gates to agree on the straight Govern ment, pension plan, and declared a con tributory pension Is no pension at all. but merely a reduction of salary during the active years of the employe's life Congressman James A. Hamill of New Jersey, anthor of the Hamill bill for pensioning superannuated civil serv ice employes. Impressed upon the dele gates the absolute necessity for their agreeing on sore thing. "The troubel with getting any pension bill through Congress," he declared, "is that the employes are divided on the kind of plan they want. If you will agree on a plan that Is reasonable and not too hard o nthe, taxpayer, there Is no doubt whatever that a retirement bill will be passed." View of Mr. Riley. Congressman Riley of Connecticut also urged the importance of harmony, and advised the delegates to agree on the straight pension plan. "The first thing for this conference to do," he said, "Is to become a retire ment association today that will re tire all petty Jealouss and prejudices that have arisen among you. I would advise you to try a direct pension first. Then. If Congress will not give you what you ask. take the next best thing you can get. uut tne nrst essential to secure any legislation Is iiarmo.ny anion gthose who are asking It." Congressman Loguc of Pennsylvania advocated the pension Idea, he said, because It would inspire employes of the Government to put their best en ergy Into their work. Sorry for Employes "I have sometimes looked upon young men who go Into the Government serv ice with regret.'" said Mr. Logue, "be cause I feel there Is little In the fu tun. for them, and because I feel that after they have been In the service a while, they will lose Interest In their . work. But If we confront men with th assurance that In times of age, he will r.ot be subject of charity, we will T?nlraw In Kin. that laiiHIhlA nmtilMfin I to give the best he has to the service.' , ,,G VI, fu". ..A o 1 wi......bu ... j la tst )ltVtt A -Atlt--kr-rtATt dui win oe passed If the employes get together on .t. . t.ln. .. Will .n. .An. U" !V1"U U Ul" IHCY WUI r-.n,1,n.-io. nri.hv r vw York, wno was in tne army in cuDa. said he believed the man who gives his life to the Government In civil service Is entitled to all the consideration that Is awarded the man who gives his life in military service, and that he will favor any retirement bill that will not be too great a strain on the tax-payer. Vote This Afternoon. It was agreed upon adjournment at 11:43 that only two speakers will be heard this afternoon when the confer ence Is reconvened. Oscar Nelson, of Chicago, who Is leading the fight for a contributory plan, is expected to refuse to join the direct pension plan, but will accept a compromise. A vote Is expected to be taken by 4 o'clock, and after that Is done, whether the conference decides In favor of the straight pension or In favor of the com promise. It will at once organize Itselt into an association. Fight Flames in Spire As Big Crowd Cheers BROOKLINE. Mass.. April 5. Cheer ed on by a large crowd that stood for nearly an hour In drizzling rain, sev eral firemen early today risked their lives fighting fire In the steeple of the high school. -."OO reet high, the towec was struck by lightning. The estimated damage was fl.OOOi I m Hl r iS v iic" v , J v '..-.