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VOLUME XXXXIII BIRMINGHAM^ ALABAMA, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 1013 12 PAGES NUMBER 18d ' "" . .. ~ ■ -— ■ ■■ —-1 1 ' 1" "—I-,* ' 1 ' ' - 1 -—m IMPEACHMENT COURT IS ORGANIZED TO TRY iNEW YORK GOI&&&.QR Sulzer Fails to Appear in Person — Objections of Counsel Swept Aside Temporarily PROCEEDINGS ARE CONDUCTED WITH GREAT SOLEMNITY Court Convenes and Adjourns Un til This Morning While Rules Are Being Flamed by Com mittee—Sulzer Not Ap parently Worried Albnnr, IV. Y., September IS—Wil liam Sulr.er, governor of .Yen York, ehargert by the naaemhly with high crimen and mlndemeanom, failed to ap pear In pemon today before the blah court of Impeachment when II convened to tiepin the trial which will deter mine hln guilt or Innocence. I (intend hln attorney* entered a npeclnl appear ance la the governor's behalf and chal lenged the organisation of the court and Ita Jurlndlctlon over the accuned. The objeetlonn of counnel were nwept anlde temporarily by Chief Juilge Kd gar M. Cullen of the court of appeals! i president and the impeaehmeut tri bunal proceeded to organise. The <*ourt convened at noon and ad journed an hour Inter until tomorrow to permit a committee of three to pre- 1 pare and report rule* of proccedure. j No objection wan Interponed to a rul- j Ing of Judge Culltn that the th'ree j denlKnated judge* of the court of ap pcnln-—-Judgea Miller, Chane uud Hln- j cork—lie permitted to nit with the elec- j tlve judgri an member* of the high j court, SENATOR FRAWLEY > FIRST TO BE CHALLENGED The first challenge came when Senator Janies J. Frawley was called upon to take the oath. Senator Frawley is chair- ; man of the legislative committee, which furnished the evidence upon which the I assembly board of managers based its charges against the executive. Admitting the right to challenge, Judge Cullen ruled that members oC the court must be sworn before any proceedings were taken and Senator Frawley took the oaih. Judge Herrick announced that Senators Kamsbcrger and Sanner, members of the Frawley coinmilttce, ami Majority Leader yWagiler would be challenged at ( the proper time. Senator Wagner, Senator Klon R. Brown, the republican leader, and Judge Willard Bartlett of the court of appeals, the committee appointed to' draft the rules of procedure, had practically com pleted their work tonight. Apart from the adoption of thea rules interest in to morrow's proceeding ' was focussed on the expected legal r A tie over the right of the challenged sen tors to sit as mem bers of the court. T\ie defense contends that the members of the Frawley com mittee, having uncovered the evidence *1 against* the gov ernor, should not be per mitted to assume the dual role of prose cutor and Judge. Although Senator Brown is a member of the committee, no objection was urged against him as ho did not participate in the committee's ac- | tivities. SENATOR WAGNER TO BE CHALLENGED The governor’s attorneys refused to ex- ! plain why they purposed to challenge Senator Wagner and the opposing coun sel said they were in the dark concern ing it. The senator himself suggested that *t! might be claimed that he had assumed prerogatives of the lieutenant governor since the impeachment of Governor Sill ier, but he added he had laid no claim to the office and had not attempted to dis ^ charge any of its functions. Counsel for the assembly board of man agers eon fetid that precedent has estab lished the right of the challenged senators to sit as members of the court. The impeachment court as constituted today numbered £7, of whom 48 are sen ators and nine Judges of the court of ap peals. A two-thirds majority of the court Is required by the constitution to con vict. Scores of witnesses are under subpoena to testify. At least 50 will be called to establish the case of the prosecution, the managers assert, and it is believed that 'f as many will be called by the defense. Whether Governor flulzcr would be put on the stand In his own defense and whether his wife, who is reported to bo able to explain many of the governor’s questioned stock transactions in Wall street, will be called as a witness, were secrets which the governor’s counsel to night refused to divulge. ANOTHER WITNESS SAID TO BE MISSING Louis A. Sarccky, secretary to Mr. (Continued on Fage Mne) CGcONEL SMITH IS CHAMPION RUNNER OF UNION VETERANS Does 140-Yard Dash in 17 Seconds. Wins 2,/j*Mile Bun in 16:10—Seven Participants All Over 60—Cos tumes Defy Description Chattanooga. September 18.—Col. J. D Smith, aged 69, of Detroit, this afternoon retained tlie Grand Army of the Repub lic speed championship title by winning a sprint and a long distance race from seven challengers. The Michigan cham pion took the 140-yard dash in the re markable-time of IV seconds. In the gruel ling two and a half mile contest Colonel Smith crossed the tape 3<j0 yards ahead }f H. G. Barnes, aged 68, of Pittsburg. Tiie elapsed time was 16 minutes 10 sec onds. Confederate Made False Start Meredith Wolfe, aged 80, of Chattanooga broke through the barrier on a false start just preceding the first race. The Con federate veteran was speeding swiftly around the track when called back by his Union comrades. He felt unable to start again and was scratched from the entry list. Costufiles of the participants in t e events rival description. Colonel Smith was arrayed in a salmon colored suit over which he wore a pair of dark blue gym pants. Col. H. G. Barnes, who finished second in the miniature marathon, ap peared in a full suit of sky blue material. Pink stacks adorned his feet and dark blue trunks completed the outfit. Col. G. W. Howe, aged 70, of Port Huron, Mich., took third honors in botli races. Tow ering six feet high, very slender and with a fiowdng beard, Colonel Howe sped around the track in a suit of tan under wear, blue running pants and yellow sooks. Large Crowd Cheers Racers A large crowd of men and women cheered the racers. In the 140-yard dash W. C. Allen, aged Gu, of Clinton, Ky., led for half a lap. Colonel Smith followed closely behind with Colonel Howe third, W. A. Heinchon, aged 67, of Cleveland fourth, Colonel Barnes fifth and Jacob Hoffer, aged 68, of St. Cloud, Fla., sixth. Just after the turn Colonel Smith sprinted ahead of his com rade from Kentucky, and the race was finished in that order. Few thought that any of the contes tants would complete the two and a half mile race. Colonel Barnes set the pace for’the greater part of this race. In the fourth lap he was passed by Colonel Smith, who gained a lap, and then fol- : lower directly in the steps of the Pennsyl- j vanian until the tw'enty-eighth lap. when ht again passed Colonel Barnes. Thirty laps were necessary to complete the dis tance. Colonel Howe of Michigan covered the entire distance in a slow trot. Other contestants were forced to drop out of the race in the early laps. SLOW BUT SURE New York, September 18.—For seven years the postal authorities have kept watch abroad for Walter O. Fernald. To day they caught him when he returned to the United States on the steamship Majestic. Fernald was indicted in Tren ton, N. J., several years ago on a charge of using the mails in a conspiracy to .defraud. Government officers said Fernald had a long police record and had served time iii San Quentin prison, California. They allege that Fernald in 190(5 was head of the Security and Purchasing company and Imperial Trustee company of Jer sey City, and that he advertised to fur nish capital for new corporations ami col lected fees ranging from $500 to $7000 from numerous customers. Declines to Interfere Washington, September 18.—Attorney General McReynods declined to interfere with the ruling of Judge Van Fleet that' Maury 1. Diggs and F. Drew Caminetti, convicted of violating the white slave act, should serve their sentences in San Quentin penitentiary. Defendants' counsel asked that they be sentenced to tlie federal prison at McNeill's Island. Washington. Congress Postponed Pocatello, Idaho, September IS. Senator Brady of Idaho, president of the Transmississippi Commercial con gress. today announced that the twen ty-fourth annual session of the. con gress. which was to have been held at Wichita, Kan.. October 21, has been postponed until next year. *••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••■* TODAY’S AGE-HERALD 1— Impeachment court organizes. Currerfcy bill passed by House. Diaz summoned to return to Mexico. Traction strike still Imminent. 2— Birmingham man testifies In case. 3— Europe ready to take advantage of new tariff laws. 4— Editorial comment. 5— -Another shake-up in the Alabama Power company. Ooodwyn here to meet Bankhead. Selma sensitive to Eacy charges. Bank heat] does not want Underwood to run. State committee meets in December to call primary. Underwood will announce as soon as bill is signed. 6— Women’s page. Fall openings. 7— Sports. 8— Bessemer needs another teacher. Lawer charges client kidnaped. 11— Markets. 12— Wikle may run for legislature. } Mayor Gaynor’s Body To Be Landed In New York Today New York. September 18.—All arrange ments had been completed this evening ^for the tribute the city will pay to its dead executive, William J. Gaynor, whose body will be landed from «the steamer Lusitania here tomorrow. At 4 o'clock this afternoon the Lusitania was reported by wireless off Nantucket ^ light, and It was expected she would pass Sandy Hook at midnight or shortly afterward. It was arranged for the de partment of corrections' boat “Correction” to draw up alongside the liner down the bay to transfer the body from the steam er's decks to the unfilled casket resting « on the heavily draped catafalque on the upper' deck of the little vessel. The “Correction" will land the body in Brooklyn and tomorrow and Sunday morning it will remain with the late •\ mayor's family. Saturday afternoon a private funeral service will be held in the Guvnor home and in the evening the casket will be brought to the city hall 111 Manhattan and placed in the rotunda where It will lie In state Saturday night and Sunday. A guard ot honor, comprising relays of uniformed police and firemen, will re main on duty at the city hall until Mon day morning when the funeral cortege starts for Trinity church for the funeral. After the services in the church the pro cession will wend Its way over tile Brook lyn bridge to Brooklyn borough hall, where the mourning column will disband and the funeral party 'proceed to Green wood cemetery where the burial will take place. The ‘‘Correction" steamed down the hay early this evening. She was a hearse afloat, with a catafalque on deck, her Hag drooped at half mast and her upper deck a solemn spectacle of black. Down in the engine room and In the deck houses the members of tile crew bad replaced their blue oil-stained overalls with black trousers, black shirt* and black bow tlaa. WHERE WILLIAM SULZER FACES JURY WHICH WILL DECIDE HIS POLITICAL LIFE OR DEATH J if cSWppeaS . £ ;%c o m \%& ... I '(] LOBBY AND f LIEU TENANT I J CLOAK ROOM, GOVERNORS ^ ___________________ ROOM , THE SENATE CHAMBER IN NEW YORK STATE CAPITOL BY GENERAL HUERTA Latter Intends to Abide by Agreement — Refugees Want to Be Returned to Mexico Mexico City, September 18.— Instruc tions have been sent by President Huerta to Gen. Felix Diaz, who is now in Europe, to return immediately to Mexico. It Is expected that be will sail within a few days. This fact is learned on high authority and it is regarded here as Indicating that Gen eral Huerta intends tb abide by the pact signed at the American embassy la>t February to niace. ho <vfcwasted♦» tn the path of General Diaz in his can didacy for the presidency. It is considered possible that Gen eral Huerta will throw his influence to I>aiz, which would practically insure ms election. The partisans of Diaz have not ceased 'to labor in his behalf and as sert they have organized upward of 3000 “clubs’' throughout the republic.! Up to the present General Diaz is the only candidate in the field. The Catholic party, which is the j only big organization likely to put for- ! ward a candidate in opposition, held I a convention several weeks ago and j adjourned without naming a candidate. The leaders of that party have calico another convention for next Sunday. It is no secret that they favor Huerta and in the previous convention decided to support the President should h« again become a candidate. General Huerta, however, has given no indica tion of such intention. Comment on Tamariz Much comment has been caused by the selection by President Huerta of Kduardo Tamariz. one of the most prominent among the younger leaders of tlte Catholic party, lor the portfolio of public Instruction in Ills cabinet, vacated by Jose Lostana. tvho lias been transferred to the department of com munications and public works. Tam ariz has never held an important pub lic office, although for several years he lias been identified closely with po litical affairs. It is learned that tlte bankers who recently agreed to finance the admin istration to the extent of 12.600,000 to 15,000,(100 pesos have declined, to offer any hope of assistance dating beyond the coming elections. General Trevino, who was selected by General Huerta to head the military court, has declined the post, giving us bis reason III health and his advanced age. ft Is expected that he will re main In the capital for tile present. Such newspapers as commented on tile President’s message have voiced mild approval of it. none of them at taching particular significance to any portion. There were no disturbances on Independence Day in any pu t of tho republic. , , . Refugees Want to Be Returned Los Angeles. September 18.— A pro test against the state department's ac tion in issuing a warning that caused them to leave their homes In the Yaqu! valley of southern Sonora, was sent to night to Secretary Bryan by more than 100 American refugees who arrived at San lJlego yesterday on the 1'. s. S. Buffalo. It was requested that the government return the refugees to their homes that they might protect their property or that the United States government send to the valley [at once a force sufficient to protect 11 from theft or destruction. Charles F. O'Brien, of the Richardson Construction company, from the hold ings of which 'most of the refugees came, worded and signed' the protest. He asserted that the American settlers left, their homes at -the solicitation of Robert Vail, consul at Cluaymas, and Lieut. R. I.. Henley of the Buffalo, be lieving that "most decisive action would be taken at once, otherwise they would never have abandoned their homes and property." It was declared that the.iefugecs would return to their homes in Mexico as best they could unless assisted by the government along cither of the lines requested. "The American settlers unite In de claring that they were In no danger ; cither to Ilf" or property." wrote Mr. i O'Brien: "that they were not molested : v either of lb" contending forces in b'onora. that tin- constitutionalists who are In control of the Taqul valley huve Sonora: that the constitutionalists who have endeavored to protect them: that none of the settlors ^would have left but for the urgent demand of Messrs. (Caatlauad aa Pafs H|W) Hobson Agrees To Debate Woman Suffrage With Mr. Heflin After Next April By C. E. STEWART Washington, September 18.—(Special.) j With two Alabamians prominently In the lime light In Washington, one as an advocate of "votes for women" and the other opposed to this programme, lively times might be expected If the ladies advocating woman sufferage and those opposed could have their way. Representative Heflin is now looked upon as the national champion of those % opposed to woman suffrage, and Repre sentative Hobson is counted as the na tional leader of the advocates of female suffrage. Representative Heflin recently issued a challenge to any member of Congress who believed in woman suffrage to meet him on the stump and discuss the ques tion. Vo or 'seen o | to h.'We lb** courage »o pick up the gr. uni let cast down by . !r. Heflin and to the consternation of the fair advocates of "votes for wom en" there it remained until Captain Hobson returned to the capital. In stantly he was besought to accept the challenge. Yesterday leaders of the "cause" called the captain from Ills duties in the House and urged him to meet the champion of the antis and annihilate him on the spot. Captain Hobson, it is said, has agreed to do so. In fact he told Representative Heflin in person that he would meet him on the stump and discuss this great and vital issue with him. But, unfortunately, the captain cannot do so at this time. Other urgent matters demand his attention, same being his campaign in Alabama and the time fixed for the undoing of Mr. Heflin must he postponed until after the pri maries in Alabama next spring. Representative Heflin’s stand against woman suffrage has brought him hun dreds of letters from all over the coun try from women who are opposed to the "movement," who commend his course and urge, hyo t o keep ft up.. On the dtii^r - hahif' • "apfatn ' Hobs’bii hi equally regarded by the ladles who seek the ballot, and both sides confident?v expect that when the battle of words does take place their particular favorite 1 will come off the victor. SANITY OF SLAYER Schmidt and Counterfeiting Partner, Muret, Are Be ing More Closely Connected New York, September IS.—While steps* were being taken today to have a jury pass on the sanity of “Father’' Hans Schmidt, bit upon bit of evidence was pil ing up, linking closer and closer the lives of the slayer of Anna Aurnuller and his alleged counterfeiting partner, Dr. Ernest Muret. Muret was the central figure in the day's developments in the case. The priest, whose very right to the name he claims and to the cloth he wore is being called in question, grew morose In his cell and talked little. Muret appeared In court to plead guilty and be held on the charge of having a dangerous weapon in his possession, but this charge was more of a formality than anything else, serving merely to hold him in the hands of the state authorities while the mysterious twists and turns of his many sided life are being followed up and his association with tin Aurnuller girl's mur derer traced to its beginning. Schmidt s Cousin The pseudo dentist, who appears from information the authority already have acquired in their search, to have prac ticed medicine under other names in Chi cago, England and on the continent, has been thought by the police almost from the beginning to bear some blood rela tionship to Bchmidt. Thus the advices tonight from Aschaffenburg, Germany, Schmidt’s birthplace, that Muret is now believed to be the murderer’s cousin, Adolf Mueller, caused little surprise among the investigators. This development, bringing with it the statement that the cousins were close friends and that ^Mueller long ago disappared, perhaps was the most im portant of any along the line of In quiry which seeks to establish a con nection of lung standing between the two men. It came out also, however, through th£ discovery of an engraver who made copper plates for Schmidt that Muret, as he now calls himself, seemingly had far closer knowledge than he has , at any time admitted of Schmidt’s counterfeiting operations, having Accompanied gchmidt to the engraver's shop when the plates were secured. As for Schmidt himself the many aliases he used fed' Inspector Faurot, in charge of the case, to suspect that the clerical prisoner might not be the llans Schmidt of Aschaffenburg but an imposter. This theory, while somewhat pt cross purposes with that which has brought out the supposed blood re la (CMtlaaed ob Paso Sight) CONFEREES REACH WHEATAND FLOUR House Accepted the Senate Amendment Without Any Change—Wide Differ ence of Opinion I Washington, September IS.—A settle ment of the differences between tile Senate and the House over the proposed duties of wheat and flour was reached by the democratic members of the tariff conference committee today. The nature of the agreement was not made public, but it Is understood that the House members finally accepted the Seriate amendment almost without change. Under this provision, both wheat and flour would go on the free list and a duty of 10 cents per bushel would be assessed against wheat imported from a country levying a duty on American wheat and a duty of 45 cents per barrel against flour imported under like con ditions. The House had put a straight duty of 10 cents per bushel on wheat and had free listed flour with a coun tervailing duty of 10 per cent ad va lorem. Precedent Established Today's agreement established a pre cedent, which, it is understood will be followed in other cases in imposing countervailing duties. It is expected that the conference will approve a countervailing duty of 10 per cent on potatoes, which both houses have put on the free list and that t«* countervailing duty on wood pulp, put in <t>y the House and later stricken out by the Senate, may also be adopted. Wide differences of opinion developed ill the conferences over the duty on lead and zinc ore, burlap, ferro manga nese ore and several other items. An agreement was reached on the meat in spection provision, applied to free meat from abroad and the section will be re written 90 that the rigid provisions of the .^merican inspection laws will he applied in some of their more impor tant features to imported meats. A nigfit session of the cwiferen.ee was held tonight for the tirst time owing to the slow progress made on the bill today. The decision of the conferees to 1 drop Senate amendments proposing a tax of 91.10 a gallon on all fruit bran dies used to fortify sweet wines was vigorously attacked in the Senate to day by Senator Poraerene. He declared that if the provision were dropped, he would make a light on the floor of the Senate against approval of the con ference report. Tiie amendment met objections from (Continued oa Page Sight! GENERAL STRIKE OF TRACTION MEN IN While Danger of National Strike Is Averted for the Moment, the Situation Grows Worse ! London, September is. Despite the in tervention of the lord mayor, which led to the concession by the 'fillings ’Hus company of the light of the men to wear union badge*, a general strike of the traction employes is still imminent on the clear-cut issue of recognition of the union. Explaining the failure of a conference held at the mansion house today, Or H^n Smith, at a mass meeting o! *r!ie strikers tonight, declared: *‘\V© atf preparing to slop every passenger carry ing Hiicle in fain don before we will lost the fight. Tilling* will come first; ther the General Omnibus company, then tin Tub tubes, and after tlmt. if we art forced to it, the street cars.” The strikers declare that the Tilling* concessions with regard to wearing badges are not enough; that the union must be recognized and the grievances with ref erence to wages and hours adjusted. Mass Meetings Tonight Mass meetings of employes of the 'bus companies have been calleil for tomor row night. The Tllllngs service was bad ly crippled today anti will probably be suspended tomorrow. The recent amalgamation of the London underground railways, tubes and 'busses and privately owned street cars, forms one of the most powerful traction com bines in existence. The unionizing of the employes of these interests has proceeded with equal success. Therefore, ttie ex ecution of a general strike order means the practical stoppage of all passengei carrying traffic, except the municipal street cars. Bven the latter might join | hi a sympathetic strike. The failure of the executive hoard of the National Railways union either to In dorse or repudiate the sympathetic strike of the freight handlers has relieved the danger of a national strike for the mo ment, but this action has brought .about a worse situation at both Liverpool and Birmingham. The news circulated at Birmingham that the governing body had Indorsed the demand for a national strike was bailed by the strikers there with wild delight. But this was turned to Intense anger when a denial was received. The strikers adopted a resolution condemn ing the executive board and reiterating their demand for n national strike. Freight Paralysis Spreading Tlu* freltcht paralysis at Hirmlnghain Is affecting other points in the midlands. The l.nndon Northwestern railway Is not accepting any freight for Hirmlnsham (Continued on I’aue Mne, BV VOTE OF 286 TO 84 THE CURRENCY BILL IS PASSED BV BOOSE; 4 A* Twenty-Four Republicans and 14 Progressives Join in Support ing the Bill SENATE COMMITTEE WILL NOW CONSIDER MEASURE AT LENGTH Will Probably Be Several Weeks Re* fore Committee Is Ready to Make Report—Bill Would Elimi nate Present American Bank Note System Washington, September 1*. -The com plete revision of American hanking and currency methods proposed in the demo < ratio currency bill was started on Us way to tlie statute books today. By a vote of 2845 to 84 the House parsed the bill in practically the same form in which it was originally proposed. Twenty-four re publicans and 14 progressives joined with the democrats in voting for the bill. , With this overwhelming House majority and the indorsement of President Wilson behind it, the measure was sent over to the Senate. There It was referred to the hanking and currency committee be fore which hearings on the subject already are in progress. The committee may not be ready to report for several weeks. Mourn Ruminate Hank Notes The measure would eliminate the present American hank note system, under which hanks issue currency against government bonds, and establish a currency to he is sued by 12 federal reserve banks bast’d oi sound commercial paper which the government assumes the responsibility of redeeming in gold or lawful money. It would place practically every phase of banking under the control of a federal i ©serve board of seven members, to be appointed by the President and a council of bankers which would have only advis ory powers. The system would he ad ministered through the reserve batiks sit uated in 12 geographical divisions of tMe country, each capitalized at about CdR, which capital, must be subscribed by the banks in the reserve dlstrl t. \t too eleventh hour the j louse wrote into the bill a disclaimer of any intention to alter the gold money standard fixed by law. Bill Practically Unaltered Ten days of earnest consideration in the Mouse failed to alter the bill in any material particular, and It passed virtual ly ns drawn by Representative Gloss of ' Virginia, chairman of the House bank* ing and currency committee, after con ferences with Senator Owen, chairman of the Senate committee; Secretary McAfoo < f the treasury department and the Pres ident. Throughout the debate republicans and progressives vigorously denounced the methods employed by the democrats ir framing the bill and in perfecting its details gin caucus. The democratic lines held firm, however, and no minority amendments were adopted. On final pass age but three democrats voted against the bill. Sentiment regarding the measure has not .set crystallzed In the Senate. The Senate committee is hearing interested citizens from all over th»* countr\ on the principles of the bill. These hearings may continue for several days at least. The committee itself is expected to take weeks in the discussion of the measure, although the administration forces in the Senate hope to fm * »• an early report to the floor, where further extended de bate is expected. Republicans Support Bill A burst of applause greeted the vote on the bill in the Mouse. Three democrats who voted against it were Kopresenta lives Callowas »f Texas, Rider of Louis iana and Witherspoon of Mississippi The republicans voting for it were: Holtz, Hrowne, Gary, Cooper, Cramtoti, • Dillon, Rseh, Parr, Cess. Krear, Haugen, Heigeson, Kent, Renroot. Linqulst, Mapes, McLaughlin, Nelson, Porter. Samuel Smith and J. M. G. Smith of Michigan; Smith of Minnesota, Stafford. Young of North Dakota. Two progressives. Temple and Walters of Pennsylvania, voted against the bill. Fourteen other progressives voted for it. They were Bell and Stephens of Califor nia: lilnebaugh, Kelley of Michigan. Kelly of Pennsylvania, Rafferty, Lindbergh, (< out limed on l*nge Right) Princess Kills Herself When Thwarted In Love Heidelberg. Germany, September 18. ! Princess Sophia of Saxe-Weimar-Eigen inch, a beautiful young woman, unusu ally popular, of sunny digpogiHon and much courted by t*he officers with whom she often rode behind tin- hounds at the Haden court hunts, committed suicide early this morning. Her body, with a bullet wound in the temple, was found this morning In her room in the palace of her father, Prince William. The death of the princess was clue to a love affair. She was engaged to Hans Von Blelchroeder, the eldest son of the senior member of one of the most, powerful banking houses in Ger many. When the engagement was an nounced prematurely some mouths ago it v <» uned that the rc'gnlng grand duke William Ernest, strenu ousl; the union unless tin briny * 1 all her tiles and refused to do. 1 her parents were mu< idelherg for the SnU ken In i lie poor am. olio welfare, al th« * "as l*y no means we1 <ng on an appan age g grand duke. As "hci the grand duke obj *n of the princess wi occupied an intend I station in life. Her father, it is said, was inclined to accede to his daugh ters wishes, but was unable to take an independent stand owing to his finan cial relations with the grand duke. \\ bile the princess had been pre-w vented from marrying Von Bellehroe der they had often been seen together at Heidelberg since the engagement Was announced. He studied tor sev eral years at Heidelberg, ami /nude tins doctors degree last winter. It is not known whether the pair had resigned themselves to the deci sion of the grand duke, but Von Bleich roe’der, It is reported, started from Ber lin for Heidelberg yesterday. No statement of any kind relative to the tragedy his been given out and ! official confirmation »*f the suicide I could not be obtained today at Print© William’s palace. But the townspeople have accepted the MiiicUVe version and ’ the pathetic feature of the affair has caused deep sorrow. According to on© of the palace em ployes the princess killed herself about 6 o’clock in the morning and .1 maid, entering her apartments soon af terward, came upon her dead body. The princess was only 25 years of age, having been born on July 25, JSX8. \ brother. Prince Hermann, resigned from the Prussian army several years .ago. He settled In In T.ondon and /par ried an Italian actress. Compelled t » renounce his title, he took ttie name of Count Osthclm.