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NEW TARIFF PRIMARY
CLASS IN THE HOUSE
Pennsylvania Representative Con
tributes Novelty to Discussion
of the Measure.
NEBRASKA MEMBER PUPIL
Colorado Congressman Says Price
of Sugar Fixed by Trust.
DEMOCRAT DEFENDS BILL
Will Bring Relief to People of Na
tion, He Dcolares.
Asserts Underwood, When Act He
comes Effective, Will Tnke Ills
Place Anionic "Immortals
' of Republic."
WASHINGTON, April 25. With only
three days left for general debate on the
Underwood tariff bill In tho house, the
proapoct today was that the measure
would pass the house and go to the sen
ate during the first week In May.
Majority Leader Underwood has given
notice that general debate on the hill
will close when the house adjourns Mon
day ntght. Tuesday, the bill will be called
up under the flve-mlnuto rule for read
ing and amendment. At that time It Is
the purpose of the majority to fix some
limitation of debate and filibuster.
The original length of fifty hours mado
by house leaders will be cut down con
siderably, two days having passed with
out night sessions, Long sessions were
planned for today and tomorrow, how
ever. Representative J. Hampton Moore
for the republicans, and Representative
A. Mitchell Palmer for tho democrats,
were leaders In the debate today.
Questions and Answers.
Representative Moore Introduced a nov
elty, and for the first time In the his
tory of congress, so far as known, a
speech on the tariff was delivered by tho
reading of questions from the speaker's
rostrum, and the delivery of replies from
Mr. Moore's, speech was a "tariff
primer," following the lines of Plato's
republic In form. Ho Bent to the desk a
set of queries', which tho clerk pro
pounded to him, and Mr. Moore, In his
answers, ran the gamut of tariff legis
late and tariff dogma.
"When was the first tariff act passed?"
asked the clerk.
"The first act paused was a tariff act,"
replied Mr, Moore.-. "It was approved by
President Washington. July 4, 17R9," and
ra regarded as an tAmerlcan declaration
of commercial Independence."
-''What do -you mean by the Underwood
blllt" Quisled the clerk.
"The bill Introduced by Chairman Un
derwood, the exponent of the house or
the theories of President Wilson," was
And so the questions and answers ran
Mr. Moore charged tho democrats with
continually misrepresenting the tariff
question, declared the present Pay no
tariff law revised the tariff downward,
and when the clerk asked why people
complained If they enjoyed such wonder
ful progress, Mr. Moore replied:
"They listened to ambitious politician-'',
agitators without conscience. Journalistic
organs with axes to grind, magazines
seeking pap, essayists who found It more
convenient to write fiction than to work,
theoretical college professors, non-producers
generally, and a few sincere re
formers, usually misinformed and henco
Prediction of Palmer.
Representative Palmer declared the
Underwood bill If enacted Into law
"would remain In the statute books for
years to come as a happy solution of a
"It must," he said, "have the united
cupport of the political party which Is
ItsponBlble for It and It must permit
American Industry to proceed towards the
capture of a larger share of the world's
markets without causing an embarrass
ment sufficient to bring distress to any
large body of tho poeplc."
He exprebsed confidence that both of
these results would follow, but continued:
"If It should turn out that the Under
wood law shall be so weakly nourished
in the confidence of the people that It
falls to survive the great test of the
next popular election, our wasted effort
will be a small burden for us to carry
compared with the Increased Iniquities
that will be heaped upon an unsuspecting
people by the sudden return to the op
pressive system of taxation from which
we hope to relieve them by this bill."
He viewed with equanimity "the so
called Invasion of the rights of the
legislative branch of the government by
txecutlve In the framing of the bill and
declared that this "co-operation gives
promise of prompt completion of a well
settled program and foreshadows hearty
support of the bill by the great leaders
of our party la public station and private
Notice to Business.
"Business now may take notice that,
as to such enterprises as cannot meet
the new conditions, by reaaeon of neg
lect, refusal or inability to employ that
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iu Suit for Million
and Half Dollars
ST. LOUIS. Mo., April 36. The name of
former Senator Josonli W. Uallcy of
Texas was brought into tho proceedings
of the suit of the National Dank of Com
merce of St. Louis to recover Jl.KW.OM
worth of stock In the Nashville Terminal
Rallwa company here today- A state
ment was made that without the knowl
edge of the bank directors the stock was
taken out of the bank and sent to Senator
Bailey, tho statement continued, placed
the stock In the Standard Trust company
of New York, where It remained three
years. Then It was drawn out by the
Tennessee Construction company and
turned over to Henry Clay Pierce of St.
The statement was made by Georgo
Lockett Edwards, attorney for tho bank,
at the hearing beforo Hugo Muench, spe
cial commissioner to take the testimony
In the suit.
The terminal stock, said Attorney Ed
wards, was taken by the Tennessee Con-
structlon company as security for the
building of the terminals and In 1WM was
pledged by the construction company as
security for a loan from the National
Bank o Commerce.
In the suit It ts charged that 150,000
shares of the stock wero withdrawn friun
the bank by Pierce or -IiIb agents while
the loan still was unpaid. Tho suit Is to
recover this stock or Its equivalent
The statement continued that the stock
was taken from the bank by J. C. Van
Blarcom, then president of the bank.
Tho bank sought to show, said tho
statement of Attorney Edwards, that a
syndicate had been forced to finance the
Tennessee Central, the Nashville &
Clarksvllle and the Nashville & Knox
vllle railroads, the British Hill colliery,
the Cumberland River Coal company and
the Tennessee Construction company;
that one of the partners In tho syndicate
had pledged certain stock to the bank
and then, being president of tho bank,
hud taken the stock out and delivered It
to nnother partner.
The bank now is seeking to recover the
securities from Mr. Pierce.
Henry Clay Pierce testified that he had
become Involved to the extent of nearly
J7.000.000 through misplaced confidence In
the late J. C. Van Blarcom, former pres.
Ident of the bank.
Peace Proposals of
LONDON, April 25. "Secretary of State
Bryan's .peace proposal laid before the
diplomatic corps at Washington yester
day has all the simplicity characteristic
of the great Idea." said the. Evening
Standard 'today, "but vhr,thfe'r ins prdrfq
tlckl only time can show. The gravest
discredit will be reflected on any Euro
pean government which does not welcome
the communication and give It the fullest
and most sympathetic consideration."
CHICAGO. April 25. Secretary of State
William J. Bryan, passing through Chi
cago today on his way to California, ex
pressed pleasure on reading a dispatch
from London commenting favorably on
his peace proposal laid before the diplo
matic corps. When Mr. Bryan taw the
dispatch he dropped some parcels he was
carrying, and standing In the station
read It with apparent satisfaction.
"It Is a great pleasure that the idea 1b
being well received abroad," he said.
The secretary also read a dispatch from
Buenos Ayres, Argentina, approving of
this government's expressed attitude to
ward Latln-Aincrlcan countries.
"That ovldently refers to the president's
attitude toward dollar diplomacy and to
an Interview gaven out on the subject
at "Washington a few days ago," said
Head of Krupp Works
for the Bribery
ESSEN, Germany, April 26. The Indig
nation of Herr Hughenberg, chairman of
the board of directors of Krupps' .un
and armament works here, has been
aroused by the publicity given to the
regent disclosures In connection with the
bribery of officials of the German war
office by a representative of tho Krupp
firm In order to obtain Information as
to pending military contracts.
In a conversation with a reporter of
the Rhenish Westphallan Gazette, a
Krupp organ, Herr Hughenberg said the
scala of the alleged bribes given to war
office employes and military underlings
In Berlin amounted to "several Jl, J2 and
$5 bills and In one or two cases a J25 Dill
Director Hughenberg strongly pro
tested against the uproar over what he
called "a small matter ' and askod
whether he or his colleagues were such
fools as to risk their reputations and osl
ttons for such trifles as the confidential
reports In question. He demanded to
know whether Krupps' Interest In the In
tegrity of German military officials was
not at least as great as that of Dr.
Liebknecht, the socialist deputy.
The firm of Krupp, he said, would not
fall to punish properly the culprit or cul
prlts. Main Levee Near
Krotz Springs Breaks
MELVILLE, La., April 25. The main
line of the Atchafaiaya river east bank
levee Just north of Krotz Springs gave
way today. This crevasse will flood parts
of Point Coupee and Iberville parishes.
The Frisco railroad between Baton
Rouge and Opelousa and the Southern
Pacific branch between Baton Rouge and
Lafayette will be cut by the flood waters
and the Texas & Paolfio between Plaque
mine and Melville will be endangered.
The towns of Lattanlc, Bowie, Livonia,
Lottie and Fordache probably will be
The crevasse at Krotz Springs Is ex
pected to relieve all danger of flood at
Melville and other towns upon the upper
RED CROSS MONEY
FOR RELIEF F
Forty Thousand Dollars is on the
Way from Chicago for Distri
bution in Omaha.
TREASURER C0WELL GETS WORD
New York Draft Mailed and is Due
to Arrive Shortly.
IN AID OF TORNADO SUFFERERS
Accounting of Cnsh to Be Made to
DIRECTOR LIES IS TO ADVISE
Contribution Comes hh n Result of
n Conference Between Relief
Committee null lied Cross
Represent nt I ve,
Robert Cowell, trensurer of the tornado
rollef committee, last night received the
following telegram that Ik self-explanatory:
Chicago, April 25. Robert Cowell.
treasurer relief committee, Oinuhu: Re
mit today by New York druft to your
order JI0,0O for relief In Omaha. Eu
gene T. Lies will go to Omaha weekly
as the Red Cross representative to assist
and confer with your committee and will
explain how Red Cross accounts must bo
kept to natlsy the War department audit.
Mr. Lies will also advise as to expendi
ture of money along Red Cross lines as
directed by National Director Ernest
Blcknell, nod In Columbus, O.
Chairman National Relief Board.
This money comes ns u result of
the conference held with Eugene T.
Lies, the representative pf fjthji? died
Cross, when he was hero during' thu
early part of the week. At that time he
was closeted with tho relief, the restora
tion, the executive nnd the public nf
fairs committees of tho Commercial club.
Ho came here us the representative of
the Red Cross to see what the situation
was with, regard to tho progress of the
relief work and announced that money
was waiting in the Red Cross fund for
Omaha if It could be shown that Omaha
still needed aid. Ho said that money had
been donated to the society for Omaha,
as well as for the flood districts, but that
while sums had bten expended In the
flood districts, It has been understood
that Omaha would handle Its situation
locally. However, he pointed out thnt If
Omaha could use the money In relief
work. It would be forthcoming; If It did
not need It, In the estimation of the Red
Cross, the money would bo refunded to
Committee Mnkes Hi-port.
A committee was at that time ap
pointed to make a specific report to Mr.
Lies with regard to Just what had been
done In relief work In Omaha and Just
whatremlncd".to be ifonef-ftTn-tlliVVcnt
back to Chicago and made the report
to tho society, with tlio result that tho
JI0.O0O Is on the way to Omaha.
Omaha was tho victim of circumstances
and was for a moment forgotten when
the Ohio floods followed so closely after
Omaha's tornado. That was one of the
reasons tho money was delayed.
Saved from Flames
NEW TORK, April Zi. Tho 95-year-old
frigate Granlto State, tho Inrgest
wooden vessel every built for tho United
States navy, which seemed doomed by
fire breaking out aboard her In the Hud.
son river at midnight, was saved from
destruction early today, but not until
severe damage had been done through
out the fore part of the frigate.
Cliff dwellers In tho hundreds of largo
apartment houses skirting the Hudson
watched from their windows and roofs
the uncommon spectacle, for with smoke
and flames puffing from portholes for
nearly three hours. It was a realistic re
minder of the naval battles of tho civil
and Mexican wars In which the Granlto
State, formerly known as the Alabama
and tho New Hampshire, took part.
Roofed over like a mammoth house boat,
tho old warship has rested tor the lust
few years at a permanent anchorage off
Sixty-ninth street, where It was used as
an armory by the First battalion of tho
New York naval militia. Seventy militia
men asleep In their hammocks wero
aboard when the fire, under great head
way, wns discovered In the paint shop.
Twenty-five of the men plunged to the
hold of the vessel and carried out tons
lot ammunition and then all hands fought
Ten men were partly overcome by
smoke and one was forced to leap Into
the river, but he warn ashore. The city
firemen, wltn streams from the land unci
from a flreboat, finally checked the
The Granite Stall was built at Kettery,
Me., In 1818. and rebuilt in 1863, after It
had been partly destroyed In an engage
ment In the civil war, but It was soon
sent out of commission, as the battle be
tween thu Monitor and Murrlmac had
demonstrated that wooden ships were ob
solete. Atlas Oil Company
The one-story frame warehouse of the
Atlas Oil company, Eleventh and Grace
streets, burned last night, entailing a loss
of between J15.0U0 and $20,000. The build
Ing was filled with barrelB of crude oil,
but this product was all saved.
The first started In the nqrtheast corner
of tho building and made rapid headway
Into the center of the structure. Fire
companies resjranded and pouring streams
of water onto the barrels of oil kept them
from Igniting, The building burned with
great rapidity and Inside of half un hour
It was almost destroyed. The firemen de
voted their enorgicH to keeping tho fire
from spreading to a battery of gasoline
tanks a short dlstanco away, and huo
ceeded. Record Price for fialnsnorouKh.
LONDON. April 25. Thomas Gains
borough's painting, "The Market Cart,
out of Sir Lionel Phillips' collection, win
hold at auction today for J100.S00, a record
price far a Gainsborough,
From Harper's Weekly.
How Paul Revere
PROPOSE TO SEIZE PLANTS
State of Sonora Drawing Bill Aimed
WILL IMPRISON THE MANAGERS
I'rorJro&aw"$'fll Strike Closing u
.Mines, Mills o Ilnllrond Lines
by Foreigners Pnnlsli
nlile us Felony,
DOUGLAS, Ariz., April 25.-Constlt.il-tlonnllst
leaders at Auga Prlcta, Sonora,
last night drafted a petition to Gover
nor Peiqurlra asking that a bill be
passed making It a felony for foreigners
to cIobo their mines or mills. It was as
serted that such acts were overt evi
dences of symputhy with the Huerta
This Is tho latest turn of affairs In
connection with tho disagreement bo
tween the insurgent state officials and
tho Cananea Consolidated Copper com
pany, tho plants of which have prac
tically been shut down owing to labor
troubles which resulted In mob violence,
against the American officials of the
company. Rafael J. Castro, a Canana
lawyer; Ignaclo Bnullla, member of the
state congress, and various constitu
tional leaders drew up the petition,
which further recited that tho closing
of Industries by foreign corporations
should be sufficient cause to withdraw
all guards of personal or property pro
tection and result lu confiscation of the
property and tho imprisonment of own
ers and managers.
A copy of the petition also was sent
to Governor Carranza of Coahulla for
his official sanction as military head of
the revolution. The action Is taken not
only as an attaok on tho Cananea com
pany, hut on tho Southern Pacific of
Mexico and banks of Hermoslllo, the
state capital, properties which have
closed down since tho establishment of
tho Insurgent state government.
OJedu's Troops Start for El Paso.
DOUGLAS, Ariz., April 2G.-GeK.ral
Pedro OJeda. the federal commander de
feated at Naco, and twenty-five refugee
federal soldiers left today for Juarez,
Mex , by way of El Paso, Tex. Their
arms and ammunition were turned over
to the Mexican consul at Naco, Ariz., on
orders from Washington.
The Mexican troops have been hold
United .States troops at Naco since the
battle of April 13. The eight troops of
thu Ninth cavalry stationed near Naco
will be reduced today to thu normal
Use of Automobiles
BERLIN. April 2S.-Roman Catholic
clergymen are forbidden to either own
or ride in automobiles, . according to an
edict published toduy In the Rhenish
blshroplc of Treves. The head of the
diocese declared that the use of auto-
mobiles Is Inconsistent with the humility
I which should adorn the clergy' and,
i furthermore, automobtllng has been the
'frequent cause of tho financial embar
rassment of priests.
Treves, situated picturesquely on the
Mosella river, ts probably the oldest town
In Germany. It Is rich In Roman remains
and in many monuments of the early
church. It Is a Catholic stronghold of
about 60,000 Inhabitants.
Ilrlirndler (ieiierul Retires,
WASHINGTON, April 2S.-Brlirudier
General Walter Schuyler, one of the most
widely known officers in thi urm.v In
command of the Department of Cal'
; fornla slnre last June, closed his active
military carter today, having reached the
age limit tor active jscrvlc.
Reveries of a Famous Ride
Might Have Covered All NevV England by Sunrise.
Six Thousand Women
in Uniform Will
March in New York
NEW YORK. April .Blx thousand
suflrnxcUm.. ull in uniform, wjil- march
up Fifth avcnUe, eight abreast, 'to the
music of thlrty-tlve band's, a week from
tomorrow, according to tlie organizers of
the annual woman suffrage parade. If
this number ttirns out and It Is declared
30,000 promises, have been received, It will
be the largest demonstration New York
has ever seen. '
Mrs. Clark Burleson will lead the
parade- on horseback, currying an Ameri
can flag. She will be followed by eight
other mounted women, representing the
suffrage organizations of New York, and
following will be the exeoutlve officers
of tho National Women's Suffrage asso
ciation. "Tho pilgrims" who hiked to Washing
ton for the- Inauguration day demonstra
tion, headed by "General" Rosulle Jones,
will march In front of tho carriage In
which will rldo the pioneer suffragist,
Mrs. Antoinette Brown Blackwell, who Is
more than HO years old.
The members of the Women's Political
union, groups of foreign enfranchised
women, delegations from other states, tho
members of tho Political Equality asso
ciation and numerous organizations will
follow, each group In a distinctive uni
form. At the conclusion of the parade, Dean
W. T. Summer of tho cathedral of BH.
Poter and Paul, Chicago, will address the
suffragists at Carneglo hall on the
"Dawning of tho Consciousness of Wo
man's Sex Loyalty."
Musical Clubs Will
Meet in Los Angeles
CHICAGO. April 20.-Los Angeles. Cal.,
wns selected today as tho meeting place
of the 1916 convention of the National
Federation of Musical Clubs and Mrs.
William Jameson, who presented the offer
of the California city, was assured that
the federation would hold Its biennial
gatherings there If tho Inducements for
the 1915 convention were repeated.
Tho Los Angeles. Opera association has
offered a prize of J10.00) for the best
American opera to be presonted at the
1915 mooting and promised to upend at
least JflO.oOO In the. entertainment of the
delegates. Mrs. Jameson suld tho offer
probably would be repeated every four
years, provided the federation docs not
offer any other prizo for American
The Lukcvlew Musical club of Chicago
offered a prize of JW0 for the hest libretto
for the opera selected as winner of the
Los Angeles prize Delegatm generally
were enthusiastic after these announce
ments and said the Inducements to Amer
ican composers and writers would con
tribute Incalculably to the improvement
pf American musical art-
HUERTA TROOPS MAY
TRAVEL THROUGH U. S.
WASHINGTON. April 2S.-Whlle Presl
dent Wilson and the cabinet wore in ses
sion today Senator Smith of Arizona sent
h telegTam to the rablnit room which
told of the request of the Huerta govern
ment to have 800 federal soldiers, who
escaped to the American side at Nogales
after the battle of Naco, transported
through Arizona to El Paso. Tex., that
the ymlght recross Into federal territory
The cabinet dt Ided to follow the pre
cedent establ'shed n the Tuft adminis
tration of permlttl ig the tro pj to rael
through Amerl' jii territory uiurmed and
NEW CONCERNS FOR OMAHA
Industrial Commissioner of Missouri
Paoifio Arranges Trackage.
SEES NEW BUSINESS FOR CITY
Snys thnt ltlnny Factories Are Seek
Inir Loentlons Nearer the; Place
of Production of the
Industrial Commissioner King of the
Missouri Pacific Is iu the .city from St.
Ixiuls and will remain a couplo of days
looking after some additional trackage-
that plants out on tho Belt Lino have
Commissioner King Is enthuslastlo over
the futuro of Omaha, and looks for a
great Industrial awakening In this city
In the near futuro. During the last threa
months he has received hundreds of In
quiries from private Individuals and cor
porations that are seeking new locutions
In the central west. Among these letters
are many that ask for Information con
cerning Omaha and whether or not fac
tories could be run at a profit here.
That the replies sent by Commissioner
King are favorable toward this city uro
conceded, though hn will not say that he
has urged any man to locate until after
a thorough Investigation has been made,
However, In speaking of Omaha Com-
(Continued on Pugu Four.)
for Romona Borden,
the Missing Heiress
NEW YORK, April 25. -The New York
police, department today began a sys
tematic search for Romona Borden, the
17-year-old daughter of Gall Borden, mil
llonalre milk dealer. Mr. Borden himself
asked the polcle to take up the caro and
held a long conference with delegates
shortly after midnight.
Various vague aro the clews to the
young woman's whereabout reported yes
terday to have returned to the Now
Jersey sanitarium where sho disappeared
Thursday afternoon. It now appears that
the statement of her return was one of
expedience on the part of the sanitarium
authorities and It ts understood that
neither Mr. Borden or the family phy
sician nor Mr. Borden's lawyers have
the slightest Idea where she Is,
A girl answering In many ways the
description of Miss Borden sailed from
New York yesterday on the liner Cin
cinnati. To clear up this clue a wireless
message has been sent to the captain of
FINES OF SUFFRAGETTES
IONDON. April .-"Thc Unknown"
philanthropist, alwaya In uttendanco at
the police courts when suffragette leaders
are tried, today paid .tho fines of J, J1S
and 110 Inflicted on Mrs. Charlotte Dee
pard, Miss Nina Boyle and Mrs. Wood
yesterday, when they refused to py.
They wore sentenced to fourteen days,
ten daye nnd sevenu days' Imprlsonm.Mt,
respectively, In default, but today the)
The National Capital
Friday, April 25, 1013.
Not In sesrlon, meets Monday.
Territories romtnlttee began hearings
on Alaska railway development.
IMet ut II a m and resumed general
debate on tariff bill. Representatives
Palmer. Moore and Gordon sccaklne.
COURT OF COMMERCE
STRIKES AT RIGHTS OF
STATES T0FIX RATES
Decision of Commission in Shrevc-
port-Texas Cases is Upheld by
SIMILAR TO THE PENDING CASEb
Contention of Railroads Against In
trastate Rates Upheld.
TAKES POWER FROM STATEC
Local Rates that Interfere Through
Rates Must Be Raised.
COMMISSION GIVEN POWER
Under This Decision It l.'nn Met
Aside Chnrurs Fixed li- State
Commissions I hut It Finds
WASHINGTON. April 2G.-Tho um
merco court today upheld the lntursMH
Commerce commission',, oitleis lu 'he
Shreveporl-Tcxas rate fuses and' In many
respects sustained principles which ih
railroads arc usklng the supreme couit to
adopt lu tho forty.flvo state rato caset
now awaiting decision. Tho commerce
court entirely upheld the powcrB of in
gtess and tho Interstate Commerce rom
mission to remove discriminations caused
by a state railroad commission enfnrniiR
Intrastate rates lower thun Inturstat
rates which have been held to bo louim
ahle. Because of the similarity of tho Shrove
port case to the state rate cases Attorney
General McReynolds last Monday file 1 a
brief In Intervention In tho state "ato
cases with the supreme court as a "friend
of tho court." Attorneys for the stato of
Minnesota today riled their reply, but "X
pressed tho opinion that the Shreveport
decision would not affect their caso ho
cause tho state of Minnesota as dis
tinguished from Texas ts seeking to sus
tain the right of a state to establish a
system of Intrastate rates, presumably
reasonable In themaelves, and having no
reference to Interstate commerce.
MISSOURI WILL PROCEED
AGAINST FIRE COMPANIES
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo April 25.-
Attorney General Barker nnnounccd this
nfternoon that tomorrow ho wouUl start
proceeding!) ngnlnst the flro Insurance
compnliles" that threaten to leave- tho
state on April SO.
Qovornor Major declared today that he
would not call an extra session of tho
legislature to repeal the Orr Insurance
law. ' ' '
"No matter how many business men
appeal to me for un extra session, I will
not call It." he said,
The attorney general did not say posi
tively tho nature of the proceedings ho
would Institute, hilt it Is understood that
quo warranto proceedings asking the Im
position 61 a fine will bn filed In the
supreme court and thnt an Injunction will
be relight from tlie circuit court of Cole
county to restrain the companies from
suspending business In Missouri.
CHILD SITS UP IN COFFIN,
GRANDMOTHER DROPS DEAD
BUTTE, Cal., April 25. While members
of the family and relatives were grouped
about the open coffin of Mrs. J. R. Bur
noy's 3-year-old son yesterday, listening
to the funeral service, the body moved
and presently tho child, clad In Its
shroud, cut up and guzed about the
room. His wondering eyes sought those
of his grundmother, Mrs. L. P. Smith, St
years old. The aged woman stared a.
the child, as If hypnotized. Then sho
sank Into u chair, dead.
As she fell, tho child dropped back
Into Its coffin, from which It was quickly
snatched by the frantic mother.
A physician, hastily summoned, said
there was no hope for the boy and death
came a few hours later.
Today there are two coffins In the Bur
ney home. Double services were held and
the child and Its grandmother were
burled side by side.
WASHINGTON, Ajrll 25,-Brltlsh Am
bassador Bryce today laid down the office
he has held here more than six years eji1
left for New York to begin his trip home.
Tonight In New York he will say his
faroWell to tho United States at a dinner
of the Pllgrlma society and Monday ho
will meet his successor, Sir Cecil Spr'ng
Rlce, now on his voyage across tho At
lantic"" Then Mr, Bryce and Mre. Bryce
will go overland to San Francisco to
sail for Yokohama on May i. touching at
Honolulu. They will spend somo tlnv In
China -and Japan, where Mr. Bryce will
study ths evolution of the new Chincsi
republlo and then proceed to London by
way of Siberia.
MRS. ROGERS APPOINTED
RECEIVER AT LEADVILLE
WASHINGTON, April 25,-Mlss Annie
G. Rogers, wife ot a business man In
Icadville, Colo., today was designated by
Secretary Lane of the Interior depart
ment for appointment for receiver of the
land office at Leadvlllo at a salary of
$3,000 a year. Mrs. Rogers Is a wide'y
"I am particularly Klad to name Mrs
Rogers," 'said Secretary Lane, "bocause
It Is an established .fact In the United
States that money can bo handled mors
safely by women than by men."
WOMEN PUT A BOMB
ON THE DOORSTEPS OF BANK
CARDIFF, Wales, April 55. "Votes f- r
Women! R. LP," were the words ra ntcd
on a bomb found this morning by a
patrolman on the doorstep ot Lloyd t
hank In this city The fuse attached t
the bomb was burning when It was dis
covered and was plu klly se-zed and ax
tlngulihed by the policeman.
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