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|Y the suffragists
BSnglish Militants Increase
■ Their Activities in
S Somersetshire
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
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.
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.
it.. ». ■■■
I At the Bljon I
if All week—"The Fortune Hunter." $
•If ♦
;f At the Majeetlr j
f All week—^"A Winning Miss ’’ $
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.
Speaks Before Jefferson
Banquet in Des

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
“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
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.
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.
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
_ 20th St. and 1at Ava.
Other Powers Probably Will
Not Continue
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
"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
“The report that Mr. De Da Barra
had acquiesced in such assertions is
equally false and malevolent,” said Dr.
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
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.
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
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"
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.
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.
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
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
Progressives, Democrats and
Republicans Will
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
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
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.
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
Leading business men of the state
met to discuss New Jersey s develop
ment along broad commercial and in
dustrial lines.
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
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.

Others Are Added to Graft
Indictments in New
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.

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
.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.
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.
Mrs. Anderson Makes
Bountiful Gift to
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
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.
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
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.
It may be used with equal success in
darkening the heard. This Is a prep
aration that gives splendid results,
both as to hair darkener and a remedy
for all scalp disorders, and is well
worthy of a trial. If your druggist
Is out of Barbo Compound, ask him
to get it for you from his supply
house, as a substitute for it is not
possible in preparing this mixture.
You will find it far superior to the
ordinary store preparations and much
leas expensive.
t • ,
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were able to secure 10,000 perfect blooms—every one
a beauty—and at attractive prices.
Roses and Carnations
1 Real Parma Violets Orchids in Profusion
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