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BSnglish Militants Increase ■ Their Activities in S Somersetshire ■THE RESIDENCE OF I LADY WHITE BURNED IjLeave Notes Taunting Victim About | B Burning Home—Miss Olive m Hockin Is Placed §|- on Trial ■ London, March 20.—Two arson squads Bef militant suffragettes destroyed $100,000 ■worth of property early today. The squad ■burned down the' country residence of ^Lady Amy White at Englefield Green, ■tear the Thames. ■ The other squad fired the building of |P\he drdf club at Weston-Super-Mare. a i fashionable watering place in Somerset | ©hire. Lady White is the widow of Field Marshal Sir George White, the hero of Ladysmith In the Transvaal war. Flame* in her mansion were discov ered at 1 o’clock this morning, and at that time had such a start that the ef fort* of the local fire brigade were hope lass. Traces of oils and inflammable ma terials were found scattered about the house while around the grounds were papers Inscribed "Stop torturing our com rades In prison," "Votes for Women!" *'By Kind Permission of Charles rioo house!” the last being a reference to the racent taunt of Chancellor Hobhouse that •'Women lack the real revolutionary spirit of men who burn and sack in support ot their cause." Two women on bicycles were seen in the vicinity half an hour before the fire was discovered. The house was unoccu pied. The incendiaries of the golf pavilions also escaped. There are many suffragettes now in that neighborhood ©wing to the meeting of the National Teachers’ conference at which Viscount Haldane, Lord High Chancellor is sche duled to deliver an address. Miss Olive Hockin. the militant suf fragette who Is charged with firing the pavilion of the Roe Hampton Golf club, was put on trial today. Miss Hockin ap peared to glory in the notoriety she has achieved. A large* assortment of suf , fragette weapons was Introduced as ex hibits against Miss Hockin. Some of these were found in the militant suffragette arsenal in London. Others were from h gripsack alleged to have been dropped by Miss Hockin In her flight from the golf units. i The list of exhibits included telegraph | Wirecutting apparatus, battles of acids and corrasive fluid, hammers, flints, tools for forcing windows, false identification ! plates for automobu. ropes, cotton wool. | fire lighters, candles, paraffine, a suit of workman overalls and a set of pole dim bars. Among Miss Hockin's correspond ence the government found a letter from Mrs. Pankhurst openly inciting her fol lowers to acts of lawlessness and out rage. , PLANllLED IN POP PATCH Odenville, March 20.—(Special.)—Mr. Lit tle of near this place was shot and in stantly killed last night by D. S. Ste phens, The latter went to Mr. Little's home and found him bedding out some sweet potatoes and shot him without warning. He made his escape, although the sheriff is hot on his trail. Both men have families. GOVERNORCHARGES PAPER LIBELED HIM Wires Capt. F. S. White to Demand Retraction of Birmingham Ledger for Matter Printed Wednesday Montgomery. March 20.—(Special.)—Gov ernor O'Neal announced this afternoon that he had ♦ired his attorney at Bir mingham. Frank 8. AA'hlte. to demand a retraction of the Birmingham Ledger for matter contained in its issue of yesterday Which the governor alleses was libelous. The governor stated that he Is prepar ing to file suit for damages to character ■gainst any publication ahich in his opin ion libels him. AMUSEMENTS it.. ». ■■■ I At the Bljon I if All week—"The Fortune Hunter." $ •If ♦ ;f At the Majeetlr j f All week—^"A Winning Miss ’’ $ iL--.i At the Bijou The advance seat sale for the Saturday matlnea of "The Fortune Hunter" at the Bijou this week Indicates that there will ba a capacity house. At the Majestic m Seats are now on sale for the matinee tomorrow of "A Winning Miss'' at the Majestic. There are two performances gvery night and matinees daily. P To Award Prize for Play IVew York, March 20.—Winthrope Ames, former director of the New theatre, to night announced a prize offer of flO.Ouu for the beat play by an American author submitted before August 15. The award will bo made by a committee of three Judges: Augustus Thomas, playwright: Adolph Klauber,^dramatic critic and Mr. ^mes. “STANO-PATISM” IS DEAD,SAYSBRYAN Speaks Before Jefferson Banquet in Des Moines . — T>es Moines, March 20.—"Standpatlsm j is dead.” declared Wiliam J. Bryan. , secretary of State, before the annual banquet of the Jefferson club here to night, speaking before a crowd which filled a big coliseum. He dwelt long upon the fact that he believed the highest accomplishment of the present administration would be restoration of what he termed was the spirit of the forefathers to the institutions of the United States. “You cannot cross the United States,” declared Mr. Bryan, “without passing through a state which is governed by a progressive democrat. Illinois has just placed one in office. Ohio elected a progressive at the last election as did Nebraska, Kansas and Missouri, and you came very near to filling out this list of western states by electing one here in Iowa. Just a day or two before I left Washington a new Unit ed States' senator arrived. He was a progressive democrat of New Hamp shire. “All members of the cabinet are pro gressive democrats and the lea,der in the Senate is John W. Kern, whom 6,000,000 progressive democrats cast their votes for vice president a short time h go. More than this, the Sen ate of the United States has been made progressive and the new rules of the body enable the majority of party to control.” secretary uryan exported the orrice seekers to remember that every plat form of the party In the last two years had placed principles before office- 1 holding, but the fact which appalled i him was that he was not able to ap point all of his friends to office. He had no doubt, he declared, of his ability to perform the public du ties of the office to which the Pres ident had called him, as he expected to use the principles of common sense necessary in every day life in solv ing the problems of office. Th« same principles which enable tw'o men to live together as neighbors for a term of years would enable this nation to live on terms of peace with every oth er nation. Secretary Bryan also said he had dis covered that one of the duties he would be able to perform while Secretary of State was the announcement to the; people of the direct election of sena- 1 tors a “plank I put in my platform j 23 years ago.” This alone is worth the acceptance of the office. Mr. Bryan will go to Lincoln, Neb., for a few day„s’ rest before returning to Washington.” California Solons May Take Strenuous Action on the Matter .Sacramento, Cal., March 20.—Cable re ports as to how Japan would regard t.ie passage of an alien land law by the California legislature prohibiting Japanese from owning or leasing real property in this state, had the effect today of divid ing legislators Into two groups—those who favor such a law at any cost and those who seek to conciliate Japan, while at the same time carrying out the main idea of anti-alien ownership. Senator Sanford, author of the most stringent of the four senate measures bearing on the subject, said today he was unwilling to yield to any comprom ise. Senators Wright and Thompson of the judiciary sub-committee, to which the bills were referred, sakl they would not favor action that threatened to In fringe upon* the treaty rights of any for eign* nation. Senator Curtin, the only democrat • n the committee, announced himself as in favor#of a law that would bar from land ownership Japanese and all other for eigners not eligible under the federal laws to become citizens of California. ABE BUZZARD REFORMS AGAIN Philadelphia, March 20.—Abe Buzzard, once notorious as the leader of the *'Buz zard gang" of outlaw’s, w’ho terrorized I^ancaster county for years, is planning to start west and begin life anew. Forty of his 60 years he has spent in prison, but W’hen released today from the eastern Pennsylvania prison he carried a Bible with him and declared he had re formed. His last sentence was for im prisonment for 10 years for robbing chick en roosts and carrying concealed weap ons. He formerly had been a leader of highwaymen in the Welch mountains, where from a stronghold they descended upon the countryside around, robbing farmers and villager^. When Buzzard was released from prison in 1901 he declared he had then reformed and went through the state lecturing on •Ruin and Reformation." Prince Albert to Take Tour San Juan, P. R., March 20.—Prince Al bert, second son of King George of Eng land, had planned during his tour of the West Indies on board the British training ship Cumberland, to visit San Juan and many receptions had been ar ranged. On the arrival of the Cumber land at Mayaguez, the prince was In formed of the assassination of King George of Greece. Engagements were cancelled and the Cumberland proceeded on her voyage. Home Made Militant London, March 20.—A housemaid, Mar garet McFarland, who adopted militant tactics when she started a crusade, to ba.v in behalf of legislation in favor of domestic servants was sentenced to five months' imprisonment. She had broken several windows in a Bond street store. A/AL DON A n r | 'HIS name, meaning Health Giving it ap* JL \_ plied to a collection oi over 300 moat y valuable medical pretcriptiont. They 1 'J have been aelected by a national organization of r jr leading druggiitt at tuperior medicinet for the ' y purpoaea specified. There ia a correct Val Don* v / preacription for each ailment, aold under potitive J guarantee to give aatiafaction or money refunded. / Val Dona will make you well and keep you f well. Come to our atore, the Val Dona Store and learn all about it GET A VAL DONA HEALTH GUIDE BOOK FREE V ThaMngWAStoa JOHN L. PARKER _ 20th St. and 1at Ava. CHINESE LOAN NOW IINME Other Powers Probably Will Not Continue Negotiations liondon, March 20.—While the opin ion prevails in the London stock ex change that the other five powera will continue negotiations with regard to the loan to China in spite of the with drawal of the United States, political circles tend to the view that President Wilson's action means dissolution of the group. The Daily News, which has been a consistent opponent of the group, takes the latter view. The News continues: "President Wilson's action is the most valuable because It belongs to a gen eral policy and he means to have noth ing more to do with ‘dollar diplomacy,’ which makes the foreign offices instru ments of international finance.” The Morning Post, also inferring that President Wilson's action means an end to "dollar diplomacy,” says: "Whatever they may wish, the dem ocrats are unable to escape the respon sibilities which rest on their country in Central America. Political and mil itary adventurers in small republics pay little heed to mere exhortation, anti if the President does not wish to con tinue to the republican policy he will have to find other motions of enforc ing his will.” deny Intervention New Orleans, March 20.—Official de nial was given today to reports that officials of the Mexican federal gov ernment had expressed the opintan that American intervention is inevitable in event of the Htferta government’s fail ure to float the proposed foreign loan in France. Dr. P. Ornelas, consul general of Mexico in New Orleans. today re ceived a dispatch from Francisco De Da Barra, minister of foreign affairs, in which the latter declared that such reports were not only untrue but cal umnious. “The report that Mr. De Da Barra had acquiesced in such assertions is equally false and malevolent,” said Dr. Ornelas. Official advices received by Dr. Or nelas add that “the government Is gatifyingly successful and has the sup port of public opinion and the recogni tion of every state government in the republic.” According to reports current here President Huerta is conducting nego tiations concerning the proposed loan which involves the partial administra tion of the customs houses of the re public by agents of the bankers. DEPUTIES LEAVE TO RAID BIG STILL To aid what is considered the lar gest "wildcat" distillery in northern Alabama, Capt. T. C. Willis, Deputy Collector L. J.' DeFreese and several men left yesterday afternoon for Cull man. It Is claimed that the sheriffs and officers of the community have never bothered this man. as some years ago he came into town one day, purchased revolvers and rifles for all of his ten ants and gave them to them, stating at the same time that they should see that the land was protected. The gov ernment officers planned to make the raid last night or early this morning before daylight. When the officers return they fnay be able to relate some "interesting" experiences. REFUSES TO GRANT , APPEAL TO ALLEN Richmond*, Va., March 20.—On the ground that no federal question was involved. Judge James Keith, president of the state supreme court, today refused to grant an appeal to the supreme court of the United States to Claude Swanson Allen, who is awaiting execution with his father, Floyd Allen, |pr their part in the Hills i vllle courthouse murder on March 14, 1912. Having failed in the only chance that remained in a Virginia court, coun sel for Claude Allen announced tonight that they will apply tomorrow afternoon to Chief Justice White in Washington for a writ of appeal and supersedeas. • their claim being that the prisoner was twice placed in jeopardy for the same crime. This proceeding does not affect the status of Floyd Allen, who will be executed in the state penitentiary on March 28. Claude Swanson Allen will die on the same day unless a writ is secured tomorrow from the chief justice of the supreme court of the United States. CONFEDERATES TO BE GUESTS OF STATE Harrisburg, Pa . March 20.—Under a resolution approved hv Governor Tener today all soldiers who served in the Con federate army and who are now cit izens ot Pennsylvania, will be invited to lie the guests of the state at the semi-centennial celebration of the battle of Gettysburg in July. All who accept will receive transportation from any point within the state and will be provided j for at the celebration. The resolution also requests the commission having the celebration in charge to provide trans ! portation and maintenance for all union soldiers, sailors and marines of the civil I war who enlisted in Pennsylvania and | who are now living outside the state, provided they c6me to the border of the ! commonwealth. All other civil war vet | erans now residing in Pennsylvania, no matter from what state they enlisted are al&o to be Invited to be the guests of the staje. BOWERY COMES INTO ITS OWN New York. March 2C1.-The Bowery came in for a slice of Its old popularity to night when the Atlantic Gardena, for nearly a half century the rendesvoul of the better element of Kastslders for pur poses of entertainment, was transformed Into a boxing club, recently licensed by the state athletic commission as the At lantic Garden Athletic club. Jack Britton, the Chicago lightweight pugilist, was the star attraction on the initial programme and he took this ar an opportunity to give a first class boxing lesson to Young Brown of this city, the CRlcagoan having the better of nine I round* of the 10 round go NEW AMENDMENT MAY SOLVE ILLINOIS POLITICAL SITUATION Washington, March 19.—W’lth the ratification of only three states re maining to insure the adoption of a constitutional amendment for the di rect election of senators, speculation waa rife at the capitol today in re gard to the effect of the adoption of the amendment upon the senatorial contests In Illinois. Consensus of opinion was that the ratification of the amendment by three more states and the subsequent proc lamation by the Secretary of State that the amendment had been adopted. would deprive the Illinois legislature pf power to elect senators. The selec tion then would be made under terms of the new amendment. This requires that when vacancies occur, such as exist in Illinois, the governor of the state shall issue writs for an election at the polls to fill such vacancies. It Is provided, however, that the leg islature may empower the governor to make temporary appointments until the people fill the vacancies by election. Senator Kern, chairman of the Sen ate committee on privileges and elec tions, was one who held this general opinion. ••••••••••••••♦•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• THREEPARTIESPLAN PARME1CS Progressives, Democrats and Republicans Will Organize Washington, March 20.— Republicans of the House will counsel on April 5 for organization. Representative Mann of Il linois, minority leader, will be put In the field as republican candidate for speaker. The progressives of the House will have a meeting on April 2 to discuss their policies for the coming extra session. The states expected to be represented are New York, Kansas. Illinois. Pennsylva nia and Washington. The plan now is to select Representative Murdock of Kan sas as the progressive candidate for speaker and progressive floor leader of the House. The democrats will hold their caucus to pass upon the tariff policy and the House organization probably April 7 or 8. Representative Hinebaugh of Illinois tonight issued a call for the progressive caucus on April 2. The progressive spokesmen are avoiding predictions of strength until after the members begin to gather in larger numbers for the extra session, but they figure on anywhere from 15 to 20, including one or two from Cali fornia to line up as progressives on the issue of the speakership. "We are not claiming great numerical strength,” said Mr. Hinebaugh tonight, •‘but we propose to have a distinct party in the House. We are the major minor ity party in the United States. We pro duced at the national election a larger popular vote than the republicans. Our presidential candidate received 11 times as many electoral votes as the republican candidate. We shall demand minority representation on all committees and fair treatment in a division of the time on the floor. We propose to work for the actual enactment into law of all the progressive principles as enunciated in the national party platform at Chicago, which we hold to be our contract with the peo ple.” Mr. Hinebaugh conferred today with Representative Murdock of Kansas, who Is to be put forward as progressive leader of the House, and Mr. Murdock agreed with this statement of purposes. Representative Mann of Illinois, repub lican leader of the House, returned to the capltol today after a trip to Cuba. He will be ready with the republican committee selections whenever the ways and means committee is ready to name the majority members. Fire Destroys Company1 Philadelphia, March 20.—The laboratory of the Munson Homeopathic Home Rem edy company in West Philadelphia was I completely destroyed by fire today. The loss is estimated at $50,000 on the building and $150,000 on its contents! Many of the 150 girls employed in the building escaped by jumping from the windows. No one was injured. SEVEN SISTER LAWS BENEFITTO STATE Governor Fielder Speaks on Wilson Measures Jersey City, N. J., March 20.—The "seven sisters’ laws" regulating cor porations will not "cause New Jersey to suffer by the withdrawal of corpor ations,” James F. Fielder, who succeed ed Woodrow Wilson as governor, de clared today in a speech before the newly organized New* Jersey Chamber of Comfnerce. These were the laws which President Wilson. claiming illegal monopoly forced into enactment just prior to his inauguration. “Some dishonest business may suf fer,” Governor Fielder said, "that was the object of the bills. Some corpor ations had left the state before the enactment of these laws. I do not be lieve the state will suffer because of them. Some may go to other states that offer privileges we cannot. We don’t wrant some corporations. New* Jersey does not want to be known as the ‘mother of trusts’ any more than Nevada desires to be known as the state where easy divorces may be ob tained.” Leading business men of the state met to discuss New Jersey s develop ment along broad commercial and in dustrial lines. TO OFFER SOCCER FOOTBALL TROPHY New York, March 20.—Secretary Ca hill of the American Amateur Football association announced tonight that at the request of a committee represent ing the association headed by Dr. G. R. Hanning, president. Commissioner James E. Sullivan, today agreed to rec ommend that a trophy for an interna tional series of soccer football games be offered by the Panama Pacific ex position. Mr. Sullivan’s consent to the plan was won when the A. A. F. A. of ficials were able to assure him that not only teams from New York and several other American cities would be sent to San Francisco but that Aus tralia and Canada and probably Eng land also would send representative teams. ST. LOUIS TO HAVE MUNICIPAL SUBWAY Jefferson City, Mo., March 20.—A con stitutional amendment authorizing the city of St. Louis to become indebted to the extent of $30,000,000 for the construc tion of a municipal subway passed the legislature today. The amendment will go to the people for ratification at the fall election of 1914. If the amendment be ratified, St. Louis could issue the subway bonds. Under the proposed amendment, Kan sas City also is authorized to vote sub way bonds. TWO POLICEMEN ME INDICTED — Others Are Added to Graft Indictments in New York New York. March 20—Two more police men were indicted by the graft grand jury today. They are Patrolmen Victor Meyer and William J. Smith, and are accused of bribery. The true bill against Meyer was based on testimony given by Rosie Herl*. a convicted disorderly resort keeper. John J. Harttgan, the patrolman con victed last week lor perjugy, will not be sentenced until next Tuesday. His coun sel today arranged to have his case put over* declaring lie would ask for a cer tilicate of reasonable doubt and present an argument for a new trial The at tornev said he had "new evidence." Mr. Whitman did not oppose this move, since he believes the more lime in which Harti gan has to reflect the more likely he will be to turn against the "system" as the patrolman's friends are urging him to do. SCHINAS KNOWN IN CHICAGO — Chicago, March 20.—Aleko Schinas, the slayer of King George of Greece, is be lieved by his countrymen here to have left Chicago at about the time of the beginning of the Balkan war, with a number of volunteers who went from Chicago. He is said to have been in busi ness in Davenport, la. C. Damascus, a newspaper man, last night told of meeting Schinas in Daven port and said that the descriptions of the slayer of the King and the man known to him as Schinas, were Identical. "When r first met the man I concluded that he was unbalanced, although he was highly educated,” said Damascua ”1 interested him In starting a news stand in Rock Island, ill., and he re mained at this until about six months ago when he disappeared. The man was versed in law and science, and told me that he had been a judge in the minor courts of several cities. His hrother ln-law told me that Schinas had been ac cused of grafting In public office and that he became a fugitive on this ac count.” MINE RIOTERS ARE RELEASED .Charleston, W. Va., March 20.—Fifteen prisoners confined by ttye military in the coal strike district of Kanaw'ha county, now under martial law, were released to night by Governor Hatfield. The gover nor yesterday ordered the release of 10 prisoners. I^ack of evidence is given as the cause. Among those given their freedom to night were Paul J. Paulson and Charles Battery, national organizers of the Uni ted Mine Workers of America. John White, president of the United Minue Workers of America, left here to night after a visit of several days. He did not have a conference with Governor Hatfield concerning the strike. RIGIDLY ENFORCE THE EXCISE LAWS Atlantic City, N. J„ March 20.—The ex cise laws will be strictly enforced here next Sunday and each Sunday hereafter, i according to Charles Moore, who recently became prosecutor of Atlantic county by appointment of Governor Wilson. Mr. Moore gave the liquor Interests warning by notification of his intention to Wil liam P. Bartlett, commlssiner of safety, with the request that the prosecutors in tended action be communicated to all holders of liquor licenses. The crusade will not only be for a ‘‘dry’* Sunday, but will include prosecutions of "violations of all criminal statues including excise gambling and other law's," the announce ment states. 10 HELPTHE POOR Mrs. Anderson Makes Bountiful Gift to Poor New York, March 20.—A gift of $650,000 by Mrs. Elizabeth Milbank An derson for social welfare laboratories to be conducted by the »New York Association for Improving the Condi-1 tion of the Poor, was announced by I the association tonight. The gift is the largest single one ever made to the association and, so far as is known, to any organization for a simple purpose, except the separate foundations such as the Russell Sage foundation. The fund is not for the relief of de pendent or destitute families but is to be used exclusively to foster preven tive and constructive social measures. Establishment of experimental labora tories to test proposed measures is a part of the programme under which the fund Is to be utilized. In general it is intended to foster those activities which are calculated, in the words of the donor, "To prevent sickness and thus diminish poverty, such as the pro motion of clean linens and sanitation and aid in securing a proper food sup ply." The gift, yje association announced, makes possible a new social welfare department. Extension of public bath work, of the work of serving hot lunches to school children approximate ly at cost and of Increasing clinic fa cilities for treatment of physical de fects of school children are among the lines of effort contemplated by this department. Establishment of public laundries and public bakeshops in the congested districts also is suggested. PORTO RICAN SOLONS HOLD FINAL MEET San Juan, Porto Rico. March 20.—Tho Porto Rican legislature held its final session today. The bills passed in clude measures regulating child and woman labor, establishing an employ er's liability law, providing for the construction of roads and bridges and increasing the revenue by the imposi tion of taxes on liquors, cigars anil cigarettes. A commission will be sent to Wash ington when the tariff comes up for discussion in Congress. Is Your Hair Gray? This Simple Reelpe Will Darken II So It Cannot Re Detected A very satisfactory preparation which darkens gray hair and acts as a corrective agent for dandruff and other diseases of the scalp can be made at small expense and In your own home by dissolving a small box of Barbo Compound in 7 ounces of water and then adding an ounce of bay rum and a quarter ounce of gly cerine. Any drug store can furnish these ingredients. This ts to be ap plied once a week until the hair is sufficiently darkened, then every two weeks to keep the hair soft and glossy and the scalp in a healthy condition. 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