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BRIEFLY TOLD Latest Doings in Various Parts of the State. t PREPAREDFORQUICKREADING Eighteen candidates were admitted as midshipmen at the Naval Academy. ' Fire destroyed E. Tucker & Co.’s store at Forest Hill, Harford county. Senator Chamberlain, of Oregon, de livered the commencement address at Jacob Tome institute. The cornerstone of Hood College Ad- 1 ministration Building at Frederick was laid. Roger E. Hemphill was killed at .Hagerstown during a fight with Har- , vey B. Hertzler. Home-coming Week festivities at Westminster included a trades display and civic parade. The State Volunteer Firemen’s As sociation held their annual session at Westminster. The District of Columbia National Guard Is likely to hold its annual en campment at Frederick. Clarence B. F. Carroll, a well-known farmer, of Montgomery county, com mitted suicide by sending a bullet into his head. Washington College, Chestertown, will confer upon Judge Nicholas Charles Burke, of Towson, the hon orary degree of doctor of laws. The Cambridge Town Commission ers granted an electric light and gas franchise to John H. Burgess, Jr., Mar tin W. Smith and Gilbert B. Porter. Julian Edmond was acquitted at Westminster of the charge of murder 3ng his sister-in-law, Miss Eleanor Cole, in Baltimore last August. The Kent County Commissioners have fixed the tax rate for this year at §1.09 on the SIOO. This is 15 cents übove last year. Cleric of the Court Harry W. Bowers fyas forwarded a check for $13,196.50 to the State Comptroller for licenses in Frederick county. While examining a cat and rat rifle Edward T. Covington, son of County Commissioner and Mrs. Harry S. Cov — Ington, was accidentally shot through , the hand. i An automobUenowned by Richard if. ‘ Hamilton, editor of the Hagerstown ' Daily Mail, was stolen Monday night from the garage. About the same time an unsuccessful effort was made to steal the car of William D. Clarkson. Robert P. Bryan, rural mail carrier, was badly injured in a runaway acci dent. His horse bolted and when he reached for the reins he fell from his buggy. The lines became wrapped around his feet and both wheels pass ed over his body. His hip was in jured. Commencement exercises of the Briarly Hall Military Academy were held Wednesday night. The graduates were Albert C. Jeffcoat, of Crafton, Pa.; Edward James Greenway, Chel sea, Mass., and Robert Whitney Hemp stone, Poolesville, Md. Dr. A. C. Monahan delivered the address. The Harford County Commissioners have appropriated SIO,OOO toward the Hughes Hill Shoemaker road from Wileys Mill, through Norrisville, to the Pennsylvania line. The estimated cost of the road is $38,000. The board also appropriated $5,000 to complete the Pylesville-Cardiff pike. The graduation exercises of the Cen tral High School. Lonaconing, Arthur F. Smith, principal, were held Thurs day. The address to the class was de livered by the Rev. Dr. Albert Norman Hard, vice-president of the Western Maryland College. Westminster. The diplomas were presented by County Superintendent John E. Edwards. Fire destroyed the livery stables of Charles Bowen & Son, Snow Hill. At i the time of the Are a large number of horses were stabled in the build ing and it was with difficulty they were liberated. A large amount of feed and a number of valuable carriages were burned. The building was owned by Thomas M. Purnell. St John's College Praised. Annapolis, President Fell, of St. John’s College, has received the fol- 1 lowing congratulary telegram from the War Department as a result of the late inspection of the cadet battalion; “On recommendation of the College Inspec tion Board, institution under your con trol especially commended for prog- | ress and improvement during the year, and announcement to that effect will be made in War Department Bulletin." : Australia has 83,263,686 sheep. The 59-hour working week has gone into effect in Switzerland. Scotland last year mined 3,134,000 tons of shale. i There are 2,500 women preachers in the United States, Because the vitiated air is bad for the workingman, the German govern- '• ment has forbidden the drying of plas ter in new buildings by the use of open * stoves. The stoves must now be con nected by pipe with the outside. '< ANNAPOLIS NEWS | TACKLE TAX PROBLEMS. New State Commission Confers With Men Who Drafted Law Upon the invitation of the State Tax Commission, the members of the com mission on the revision of the taxation laws of Maryland, which had drafted and recommended the act creating the new commission, held a conference with the officials of the new board in its offices in the Union Trust Budding. The Tax Commissioners were anxious to get the views of the men who had studied the problems of taxation, had issued a report on the subject and had been responsible for the plan to have a State commission. There were present, besides Chair man A. P. Gorman, Lewin Wickes and Oscar Leser, of the Tax Board; Henry F. Baker, chairman of the revision commission; J. Barry Mahool, H. Find lay French, William M. Cooper, of Salisbury, and James H. Gambrill, Jr., of Frederick, members, and Eugene A. Hickok, expert of the revision commis sion, and Allan C. Girdwood, who was secretary of the revision commission and is secretary of the new board. The plans and problems before the Tax Commission were discussed freely, and in the general interchange of views a number of suggestions were made which will probably be acted upon by the commission. Mr. Gambrill, ip discussing the pos sibility of friction between the county supervisors of the commission and the County Commissioners, suggested that there shall be an annual conference be tween the commission, the Boards of County Commissioners of all the coun ties of the State and the supervisors, to discuss and settle points of differ ence or difficulty. It is the duty of the commission to select the county supervisors from lists of five persons submitted by the Com missioners of each county and by the Mayor of Baltimore. These lists have been received from Anne Arundel, Howard, Carroll, Washington and Tal bot counties, and the commission is awaiting the lists from the city and the other counties before making any appointments. MUDDLE IN STATE BOARD. Clayton Purnell Sues To Displace Henry Shriver. Clayton Purnell instituted suit in the Circuit Court of Anne Arundel county for the purpose of determining whether he or Henry Shriver, of Cum berland, who was named by Governor Goldsborough as his successor, is en titled to membership on the State Board of Education. This question can be solved only by determining whether or not the Gov ernor exceeded his authority when he appointed Mr. Shriver to the board after the Senate of 1914 had failed to confirm the nomination of him. Mr. Purnell’s term as a member of the State Board of Education was to have expired on the first Monday of last May. In February the Governor sent to the Senate for confirmation as Mr. Purnell’s successor the name of Mr. Shriver. At the same time Thos. H. Bock, of Sonierset county, was nominated as a member of the board. Mr. Bock was confirmed, but tho Senate failed to act upon the nomina tion of Mr. Shriver, the intention being to have Mr. Purnell continue in office. The Governor then conferred with At torney-General Poe as to whether or not he had a right to make a recess ap pointment. The Attorney-General ruled in the affirmative and Mr. Shriver. not withstanding what the Senate had done, was commissioned. It is contended that where confirma tion by the Senate is specifically re quired the Governor cannot make a re cess appointment after the Senate has failed to act upon a name that has been sent to it for confirmation. The Governor contends, however, that con firmation in the case of appointments to the. State School Board is not neces sary. Mr. Purnell insists that the Gov ernor is wrong and that he is entitled to hold over. LIGHT SENTENCE FOR HA2ERS. St. John’s ColLge Juniors Get 95 De merits Each. Annapolis.—With Governor Golds borough. who presided, charging that some of the motions made would re sult in nothing but a “whitewash of the whole affair,” and with President Price, of the State Senate, suggesting an almost immediate reorganization of the institution, the board of visitors and governors of St John’s College fought bitterly for four hours over the punishment to be given the college cadets who were implicated in the haz ing which recently culminated in the death, by shooting, of Cadet William P. Bowlus. When the wrangling was over and an adjournment was taken shortly after 8 o’clock, Robert Moss, the acting president of the board, had carried his point, and the most seri ously implicated of the hazing juniors had been given 95 demerits to start next year on, and in addition were de nied the right to hold any commissions as officers in the college cadet bat talion during the next collegiate year, Annapolis. Thirteen young men who had passed the mental examina tions qualified in the physical tests be fore the Naval Medical Examining Board and were sworn in today by Capt. George W. Logan, acting super intendent. Those admitted are: E. H. Krueger, O. G. Boush and J. C. Wil liams, of Texas; F. XL Y. Foy, Vir ginia; B. E. P. Williams-Foote and P. M. Thornton, at-large; L. C. Ramsey and G. W. Lester, Mississippi;, J. W. Rogers, Missouri; F. Fechteler, Cali fornia; D. H. Green, Wisconsin; H. R. Whittaker, Pennsylvania, and E. H. Smith, West Virginia. ALL SIGH THE FIRSIJIIOCOL Actual Beginning of the Peace Agreement. TOOK THREE WEEKS TO DO IT Omits Method Of Transfer Of Govern ment Of Mexico, Which the Mexi can Delegates and the Media tors Suggested. Niagara Falls, Ontario. —Delegates from the United States and the Huerta government Friday formally affixed their signatures, in the presence of the mediating representatives of Argen tine, Brazil and Chile, to the first protocol of the series through which it is hoped to restore peace in Mexico. The agreement reached Friday in relation to the manner of transferring the executive power from Huerta to the new provisional government stood the acid test of reduction to writing. It provides this: A government is to be constituted In Mexico of a character to be later provided, which shall be recognized by the United States on (date to be fixed), and which from that day forward shall exercise public functions until there Bhall be inaugurated a constitutional president. This plank in the peace plan was reduced to the form of a protocol after more than three weeks of discussion in the last three days of which so seri ous a disagreement had arisen that the success of the entire mediation pro gram was threatened. No "Mention Of Huerta. The brief protocol was significant of two things; It makes no mention of General Huerta as the provisional president and it omits the method of transfer which the Mexican delegates and mediators suggested and to which the United States strenuously objected on the ground that its retention would be tantamount to recognition of the exist ing regime. The Mexican plan provid ed that Huerta should name as Minis ter of Foreign Affairs the man agreed upon here for provisional president. The omission of reference to the method of succession and the flat state ment that on a certain date a provi sional government shall arise in Mex ico to which the United States will accord recognition satisfy the insist ence of the American delegates that no steps should be taken that could be construed as a recognition of Huerta. On the other hand, the Mexican delegates, while abandoning the Con stitutional form of succession as a part of the protocol, are satisfied because it does not specifically deny Huerta’s right to name as minister of foreign affairs the man chosen here for pro visional president if the latter sees fit to accept designation from him It is not considered probable, however, that the new provisional president, who is likely to be a Constitutionalist, would take the executive power directly from Huerta, but he might do so from some other individual whom Huerta might leave In authority. TO THE SALVATION ARMY. President Wilson Sends a Message Of Good Will. Washington, D. C. —President Wil son’s message to the Salvation Army convention in London, read there by General Booth, was as follows: “Sympathizing with the Salvation Army in its efforts to succor the weak and erring, I desire on this occasion of the gathering at London of Its rep resentatives from all parts of the world, to give expression to my good will toward the organization and to my recognition of the great good that has resulted from its evangelical and philanthropic work. The American people are deeply distressed that your meeting opens under the shadow of a great grief in the tragic death of so many of your brave fellow-members, and I express in behalf of my fellow citizens and in my own name, sincere and heartfelt sympathy.” GENERALS INVITED BACK. Marker On Monocacy Battlefield To Be Unveiled July 9. Frederick, Md. Work has been started on the marker which Fitzhugh Lee Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy, will unveil July 9 on Monocacy battlefield to the memory of Southern soldiers who fell in that en gagement. The unveiling will be on the fiftieth anniversary of the battle. General John S. McCausland, the last surviving general who commanded troops on either side in that battle, has been invited to make the principal ad dress. ANTILLA LANDS AMMUNITION. 1,600 Cases and Two Aeroplanes Sent To Rebels From Tampico. Tampico, Mexico. —The steamship Antilla, in from New York, discharged her cargo of ammunition for the Con stitutionalists. Sixteen hundred cases of ammunition and two aeroplanes were immediately dispatched north on a special train. The Antilla will sail for Tantopuca to recover the body of Weston Burwell, the American report er murdered by Federals April 22. CHEATS GALLOWS FOR TIME. Man Waiting To Be Hanged Hears News Of Respite. Wheeling, W. Va. —While dressed and waiting to be taken to the gal lows, on which he was to be hanged for the murder of his wife, Silas Jones was notified by the warden of the Moundsvllle Penitentiary that Gover nor Hatfield had telephoned a respite of 30 days. Leading citizens of Hunt ington, W. Va., where Jones resided, interceded in his behalf, declaring that new evidence had bfeen discovered. THE FEOSTBUEG SPIRIT, FEOSTBUEG, MD. NATIONAL PASTIMING (Copyright.) SENATE PASSES REPEAL BILL Goes Through By Vote of 50 to 35, SENATORS NEAR BLOWS One Of the Senate's Biggest Men Steps Between Disputants—Repeal Measure Now Goes Te the House. RESERVES UNITED STATE’S RIGHTS. Repeal of Panama Canal tolls exemption for American coast wise shipping passed the Senate by a vote of 50 to 35. The measure now goes back to the House, which is expected to accept the Simmons - Norris amendment specifically reserv ing all rights the United States may have under the Hay-Paunce fote treaty. Bitterness among Democratic Senators flared up in the last de bate on the bill, Senator Varda nian, of Mississippi, and Senator West, of Georgia, coming near blows. Senator Ashurst and the pres ence of the sergeant-at-arms probably prevented a physical encounter. Washington, D. C,=,-Repeal of Pan ama Canal tolls exemption for Ameri can coastwise shipping passed the Senate by a vote of 50 to 35. The measure now goes back to the House, which is expected to accept the Simmons-Norris amendment, specific ally reserving all rights the United States may have under the Hay- Pauncefote treaty. The passage of the bill, after a bit ter struggle that has lasted several months, was regarded as another dis tinct victory for President Wilson. Al though 13 Republicans came to the aid of the 37 Democrats who voted for the bill on final passage, the President initiated the movement in his party for repeal, and it was behind him that many of the Democrats who voted “aye” lined up on the last test. There has been no certain promise from the White House that the Presi dent will sign the bill with its qualify ing amendment, but no declaration that he will veto it has been forth coming, and party leaders in the Sen ate were practically certain that its approval as amended by the House will lead to favorable action by the Presi dent. Eleven Democrats, led by Senator O’Gorman, fought consistently to the end and even an hour before the last vote was taken they did not abandon their efforts to amend the bill to meet their views of the manner in which American rights in the canal and American rights to exempt coastwise shipping from toll payment should be guarded. Although vote after vote on all sorts of amendments were passed over by majorities that never fell be low 12 and on one occasion went as high as 55, the minority Democrats kept up the fight to the end. The Senate was weary with its long grind and watching for any attempt to gain a parliamentary advantage, and by the time Vice-President Marshall put the question for the passage of the bill the oratory had died down, the chamber was quiet and the vote was taken with little excitement. INSANE PEOPLE IN WRECK. B. & O. Limited, Carrying Old Soldiers, Is Ditched. Clarksburg, W. Va. —A score of per sons were injured, but none fatally, when the fast Baltimore and Ohio Railroad limited was ditched by an open switch 20 miles east of here. A panic occurred in a car load of insane old soldiers being taken from Dayton to the Government Hospital for the Insane at Washington. They were subdued with difficulty by attendants. MAY BECOME AMBASSADOR. Report Says Representative Sharp Will Go To France. Washington, D. C. —Representative William C. Sharp, of Ohio, will be nominated as ambassador to France in the near future, according to re ports current in official circles here. The President and Secretary Bryan both intimated that the post would be filled shortly, and Mr. Bryan did not deny that Mr. Sharp was to be the man. An ambassador to Russia also is expected to be named shortly. NOW THE BRIDE OF HOOSEVELT Religious Ceremony at British Embassy in Spain, MARRIED SECOND TIME A Crowd Of Spectators Assemble Out side the Chapel In a Drenching Rain—The Honeymoon In the South Of Spain. Madrid. The religious wedding ceremony of Kermit Roosevelt, son of Col. Theodore Roosevelt, and Miss Belle Wyatt Willard, daughter of Am bassador Willard, was performed Thursday in the chapel of the British embassy here. The ceremony wa3 performed by the Rev. Dr. Samuel Watson, rector of the American Church of the Holy Trinity at Baris, assisted by the Rev. Herbert Brown, of the British embassy chapel hGre. The maid of honor was Miss Eliza beth Willard, sister of the bride, and the bridesmaids were the Princess of Thurn and Taxis, Miss Katherine Page, Mile. Gilone le Yeneur d@ Til lieres and Miss Virginia Christian. In spite of a drenching rain storm a large crowd of spectators gathered outside the American Embassy and the church to watch the arrival and ! departure of the bride and bridegroom and the wedding guests. The party proceeded to and from the residence of Ambassador Willard and the church in automobiles and gala carriages. The bride was dressed in ivory satin and tulle with a court train and wore orange blossoms arranged with old lace and a long veil of tulle and lace. , The maid of honor was gowned in white satiri with a tunic of pale blue tulle and the bridesmaids in white tulle with tunics. All of them wore lace touched with yellow and had yel low ribbons tied under the chin, and they carried bouquets of yellow orchids. The wedding breakfast was served at the American Embassy and a great reception was afterward held, but the rain made it impossible for the guests to remain in the gardens of the em bassy, which had been handsomely decorated for the occasion. The bride and bridegroom plan to pass their honeymoon in the south of Spain. PEACE PAGEANT BRILLIANT. American Women Shine In Albert Hall Centenary Fete. London. —The ball and pageant in Albert Hall commemorating the cen- < tenary of Anglo-American peace pro vided the most brilliant spectacle seen here for a long time. Many of the notable people of the London social world were present, together with a large number of American and colonial visitors. There was a marvelous dis play of historical constumes, and the music had been especially written or adapted for the fete. CLARK AT MARSHALL. Speaker Makes Address At College He Formerly Guided. Huntington, W. Va.—Speaking from the same -rostrum that he occupied in 1873 as president of Marshall College, Speaker Champ Clark delivered the college commencement address here. He was the youngest college president in the United States at 23 years of age, when he had charge here. LAST OF GUITEAU JURORS. John P. Hamlin, the Foreman, Dies In Washington. Washington, D. C. —John P. Hamlin, foreman and last survivor of the jury that condemned Charles J. Guiteau for the assassination of President Gar field, died at the Providence Hospital here. He was nearly 90 years old, and had been a resident of this city all his life. He had been ill for more than a year. Shortly before he died he wrote a brief history of the famous trial. CAROTHERS GOES TO CARRANZA. Washington To Get In Closer Touch With Rebel Head. El Paso, Texas. —In order to place the Washington Government in closer touch with General Carranza’s head quarters, George C. Carothers, special representative of the Department of State, w r as ordered to proceed directly to Saltillo from Torreon. Mr. Caroth ers, who is consular agent at Torreon for .several weeks, has been represent ing the State Department, while ac companying General Villa. ROYALTY FEARS ItIMFURIES Paid Money For Immunity From Attacks. BLACKMAIL MAY BE CHARGED Lists Captured Show Names Of King and Other Members Of House hold—Nobility Under T ribute. London.—Police raids on the new militant suffragette headquaretrs re sulted in the discovery that several members of the royal family, includ ing the Prince of Wales, have been regular contributors to the militant funds, while the Queen tried to con tribute, but her offer was refused. These contributions do not mean that royalty favors the militants. On the contrary, it really amounts to pay ing for immunity for the persons and property of the royal family from mili tant attacks. When the raids were made and the lists of subscribers found the Govern ment hastily announced that it would immediately begin prosecutions on the charge of supporting a criminal organ ization, but minute examination dis closed among the subscribers several royalties, including the Duchess of Teck, the Duchess of Fife, the Prin cesses Teck, Christian and Royal, and still further investigation showed im munity payments made in the name of the Prince of Wales, who so frequent ly argued w T ith his father and mother in favor of suffrage that there was un certainty as to what category his con tribution came under. Queen’s Offer Rejected. It was also learned that the Queen offered a subscription of $5,000 if the militants would agree to stop annoy ing their Majesties, but this subscrip tion was refused, the militants being unwilling to lose their most valuable advertising privilege. Among the others in the list are the Duchesses of Portland and West minster and many Americans, includ ing the Duchess of Marlborough, the Countess of Essex arid Lady Cunard. American hostesses in London had been left conspicuously alone by the militants. Detective agencies which, since the season began, have had fe male detectives at every society func tion to guard against militant outrages told the police that they were never called in by American hostesses. May Prosecute For Blackmail. When the royal names were found on the list the Government had to give up the idea of prosecutions of sub scribers and is now considering prose cutions of the militants for blackmail. COLOMBIAN TREATY NEXT. Will Go To Senate When Tolls Bill Is Disposed Of. Washington, D. C. —Secretary Bryan announced that the Colombian treaty, by which it is proposed to pay $25,- 000,000 to the South American republic for the partition of Panama, will go to the Senate for action immediately after the Panama tolls exemption repeal has been disposed of. The treaty has been ratified by the Colombian Congress. By the terms of the proposed pact the United States not only agrees to pay the indemnity named but expresses regret that anything should have oc curred to disturb the friendly relations between this country and Colombia. BARTHOLDT PRESIDENT. Re-Elected By American Group Of In terparliamentary Union. Washington. D. C. —The American Congress group of the Interparlia mentary Union re-elected all officers for another year. Representative Bartholdt, Missouri, was named presi dent for the eleventh consecutive time, Senator Burton, of Ohio, vice-presi dent; Representative Sabath, Illinois, treasurer; Representative Broussard, Louisiana, secretary, and S. N. D. North, of Massachusetts, executive secretary. VERA CRUZ NEAR FAMINE. Department Of Commerce Arranges To Have Supplies Sent Promptly. Washington, D. C. lfews of a threatened famine among the inhabi tants of Vera Cruz and vicinity set the telegraph wires to work out of the Department of Commerce, and Secre tary Redfield had received assurances that American merchants soon would have large supplies of food on the way to the Mexican port to be sold at moderate prices. These shipments will go in free of duty if officials here can arrange it. HEIRESS BECOMES TEACHER. Coin Harvey’s Daughter Joins Hunting ton High School Faculty. Huntington, W. Va.—Miss Annette Harvey, one of the social leaders of this city, has accepted a position as teacher of dramatic arts in the high school. She will have control of sew ing and art work courses. Miss Har vey is a daughter of Coin Harvey, oi Arkansas, the famous free 'silver advo cate, and a sister of Thomas Harvey, of this city. SMOKES DURING OPERATION. Dr. Menard Has Finger Amputated To Prevent Cancer Spread. Paris. —Dr. Maxime Menard, head of the Cochin Hospital, calmly smoked a cigarette while his finger was ampu tated to prevent spread of cancer caused by the use of the X-ray. The Sarnia (Ont.) Canadian says that “Thomas Collins, of the first con cession of Biddulph township, who is 99% years old, has just commenced taking music lessons.” WILSON 111 HEAD OF GHEAIAHNA Will LeadGreatestFleetThrough Canal. \ ORIGINAL PLANS CHANGED Navies Of Nine Nations Have Already Announced They Will Send Ships To Panama For the Opening Ceremonies. Washington, D. C. —President Wil son next March will lead personally the great international fleet of war ships from Hampton Roads to Colon, to participate in the formal opening of the Panama Canal, by passing through on the bridge of the world-famous old battleship Oregon as leader of the long line of fighting craft of all nations, and then, after proceeding northward, enter the Golden Gate at the head of this armada and attend the Panama- Pacific Exposition at San Francisco. This announcement was made by Secretary Daniels, who has been work ing a long time to bring about the notable program. Originally the Presi dent was to go from Washington to Hampton Roads to greet the com manders of the international fleet as they arrived and to participate in the ceremonies attendant upon the depar ture of the vessels on their long cruise around the North 'American continent. Afterward he was to make the trip by rail to San Francisco to visit the ex position at some convenient later date. Had Promised Goethals. The President, however, has deter mined now to do full honor to the ex position by making his advent upon the scene at the head of an armada the like of which the world has never seen. Also he will redeem his long standing promise to Col. George W. Goethals by not only visiting but formally opening the Panama Canal. He will make his passage through on the Oregon with Rear-Admiral Charles E. Clark (retired), who captained the Ironclad in her famous Spanish War cruise around Cape Horn. Also on the Oregon will be most of the members of the Cabinet. ■ The President, according to the present program, many details of which remain to be worked out, will leave Washington for Hampton Roads accompanied by his official family on the yacht Mayflower on March 5, 1915. The international fleet will have been gathering in the roads since January 1, but the President feels obliged to defer his own departure until the date mentioned because of his desire to re main in Washington until the session of Congress closes. So far nine maritime countries have signified their intention to take part in the naval parade through and it is certain there participanflfannounced befo' un: f . of this year. The countries that al ready have accepted are Argentina, Cuba, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, Portugal and Russia. The entire Atlantic fleet of the American Navy will form the nucleus around which the international naval forces will gather. The officers and men of the fleet will be the nation’s guests and will make excursions from Hampton Roads to the capital and to nearby Eastern cities while arrange ments are being made for the long cruise from Chesapeake Bay to the Golden Gate. After the ceremonies at Hampton Roads the Presidet will take up his quarters on the super-dreadnought New York. Then the start will be made for Colon, with the New York leading. The ships will form a column many miles in length, for it is esti mated that there will be nearly 100 ships in the procession. Arriving at Colon within a week there will be a delay of a day or two while arrangements are being made to pass the vessels through the canal. This will be done with all ceremony, the line being headed by the ancient steam launch Louise, the gift of the American Government to the Govern ment of France. The Oregon is to fol low with the Presidential party. The fleet should be transferred from the Atlantic to thq Pacific in the course of about four days. When the ships have made the pas sage and have anchored in Panama Bay fresh supplies of coal, oil and pro visions will be taken aboard and the procession will start for the North. It is probable a brief stay will be made at San Diego, Cal., to do honor to the Panama-California Exposition in prog ress at that place in connection with the canal celebration. If all goes well the first vessels of the international fleet should pass through the Golden Gate by April 15, 1915. SUFFRAGE ACT UPHELD. Illinois Supreme Court Calls Women's Act Legal. Springfield, 111. —The Illinois Su preme Court declared the Illinois Wom an’s Suffrage act constitutional. The point also was raised that the suf frage act in reality amended the gen eral election laws, although no refer ence was made in its title to its amendatory effect, as is demanded by law. INSANE ITALIAN STABS 25. Runs Amuck While On Voyage From Boston. Punta del Gardo, Azores. —Twenty- five steerage passengers on board the White Star steamship Canopic were stabbed by an Italian fellow-passenger who suddenly went mad and ran amuck while on the voyage from Bos ton. Five of the wounded men are in a serious condition. The incident hap pened shortly before the arrivel here of the Canopic, which is on her way to Naples.