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Villa and Huerta: "Murderer!"
WINNER OF THE VANDERBILT
DE PALMA WINS RUN
SOCIETY NIGHT IS
MAGNET FOB CROWD
AT THE AUTO SHOW
CUP RACE YESTERDAY.
persistent Reports Are in Circula
tion in Washington that it Has
Veteran Assam Second Vnnderbilt
Unusual Attendance Marks Setting
Cup Race on Santa Monica
Aside of Special Evening
for Society Folks.
ISSUE IS NOW UP TO CARRANZA
SIXTEEN CARS ENTER CONTEST
EVENING DRESS PREVAILS
TO CITY OF CHIHUAHUA
Head of Insurectos Must Demon
strate His Authority.
ALARMIST REPORTS ARE DENIED
Hnerta Says He Refused Permit to
Send Two Thousand Marines.
0 SUCH REQUEST WAS MADE
President Wilson Siijn Dlrtntor linn
Not Ilee itAsked to Allow Pnm
Bgc of Any American
1 Force to Cnpltnl.
WASHINGTON, Fob. 26.-.U a con
ference today between Secretary Bryan
and Ambassador Sprlng-Rlce It was de
cided that British Consul Perceval will
not proceed Into Mexico for tlio examina
tion of William 8. Benton's body until
"better arrangements can be made."
, WASHINGTON, Feb. 26,-The American
government was exerting every Influence,
at 1U disposal to obtain from General
Villa the surrender of the body of WI1
1 l!am S. Benton, tho British subject ro
1 ontly executed at Juarez. No reply hail
been received to the Instructions sent to
Consul Letcher yesterday to find Ben
ton's grave, and Secretary Bryan was
surprised by news dispatches quoting
Villa ns saying Benton was burled In
Chihuahua City. There have been per
sistent reports here, too, that the body
Secretary Bryan conferred with Presi
dent Wilson and said nothing new in tho
situation had developed. Official denial
came from tho Whlto House of one pub
lished report that Bear Admiral Fletcher
had recommended the landing of marines
at Vera Crur. ;
Attention was chiefly centered on tho
Benton Investigation, and high officials
conceded that future development of tho
American policy toward Mexico hinged
on the outcome of the Incident.
Another feature of the situation which
loomed up as of commanding importance
was the fact that the Benton Incident
promises to develop Into a test of Car
ranza's authority and Influence as chief
of the constitutionalist movement. Every
sort of presauic, It Is understood, Is being
(Continued from Pago. One.)
brought to bear' On' Carranza, both by
Americans and 'Mexicans, who have the
eoiifldencVoT-thfe:- Washington -officials,
with-the purposeof' Impressing him with
tho ecesstlyjot" a cliar and convincing
explanation of nil tho circumstances sur
rounding tho death of Benton.
No4 tip to Cnrrnnxn.
if Carranza cannot obtain that from i
Villa, the power of the so-called "first '
chief of tho constitutionalists" will fall
In the estimation of the Washington gov
ernment. Officials hero' have for some t'nie been
disposed to feel kindly toward Carranza,
and favorable reports on' his character
wcro transmitted to President Wilson by
'() William Bayard Hale. Should It de
velop, however, that Carranza Is with
out control over Villa, It Is moro than
probable that relations with Carranza
will be viewed by officials as of less Im
Persons In a position to know the view
point of tho president and cabinet officers
tay the disposition of the administration
Is to insist on the facts of the Ucnton cpl-
sode -and possession of the body for
medical examination, but that there ls!frcm tho tme WBg marrJetI at tll0
nothing yet to Indicate, a critical stage. 1
Another published report which at
tracted attention of officials was to the
effect that tho American embassy In
Mexico City had been equipped with ma
chine guns. Tho only arms there, It
was said, nre several rifles, Imported
just before the street fighting that ended
In Mudero'a downfall.
Officials here made It plain that they
regarded such an announcement by
General Huerta as being made for Its
possible effect In Mexico City nnd to
(Continued on Page Two.)
Forecast tilt 7 p. m. Friday:
For Omaha, Council Bluffs and Vicinity
S a. m.
1314. MIS. JS!?. 1911
Highest yesterday t) 26 22 21
Lowest yesterday..,,... 25 3 15 Si
Mean temperature., S II IS a
Precipitation 00 T .24 .0)
Temperature and precipitation depar
tures from the normal:
Normal temperature 27
Excess for the day , i
Total excess since March 1 11.7'J
Normal precipitation 02 Inch
. Deficiency for the day 02 Inch
I Total rainfall since March 1... .23.13 Inches
I Deficiency since March 1 4.24 inche
I Deficiency for cor. period. 19U.'4.'35 lncl.es
(V Deficiency for cor. period. 1912.13.19 Inches
rteportx from Stntlons at 7 P. 91.
tuition and btate Temp. High- Rain-
ef Weather 7 1. m. est.
Cheyenne, clear 21 Si
Davenport, cloudy &5 40
Denver, partly cloudy 10 34
Des Moines, cloudy 3S 40
Dodge City, cloudy 3$ SO
Lander, clear 25 as
North Platte, cloudy .11 28 .
Omaha, partly cloudy 33 40
Pueblo, cloudy M 3S
Rapid City, clear 22 as
Salt Lako City, clear 3 3
Santa Fe, clear 30 44
Sheridan, clear 34 40
Hloux City, cloudy 34 40
Valentine, cloudy 32 54
"J" Indicates trace of precipitation.
U A. WELSH, Local Forecaster.
RALPH D1C PALMA
of the Rock Island
Criticised in House
WASHINGTON, Feb. 26. Bitter critic
Ism of tho Rock Island railway and Its
flnanclat operations, wus raised In tho
houso today by Representative Green of
Iowa, speaking In support of his resolu
tion to authorize tho Interstate Com
merce commission to make nn Investiga
tion of that road. The Bpeakcr compared
the operations of tho Bock Island to
those of the New Haven and Frisco sys
tems, already under Investigation, de
claring that the plan under which thi
holding companies controlled the finances
of tho Rock Island was utterly indc
fcnsablo from any standpoint.
Through the manipulations of tho hold
ing companies, Mr. Green asserted that
J121,O0O,0CO of water was poured' upon tho
railway companies stocks and bond.s,
while the fixed charges of tho road had
been Increased from 40 to 90 per cent.
"The railway companies never received
ono dollar's benefit by or through tho
stock issued by the holding companies,"
ho declared. "Its origin affords flnancal
frco hooters nn opportunity to exploit the
railway and the public."
Tho speaker further charged that the
millions of securities floated by tho hold
ing companies ''wcro put up merely for
the aggrandizement of a, few-' men with
out any return being given."
Referring' to tho equipment of theMTock
Island, ho said:
"It Is reported that It has spent Jii.000,
COO since 1K7 for equipment hlro alone
and still It la known that it has not been
properly supplied. A chorus of complaints
have gono up rrom tno puouo an along
the lino for lack of proper service, trains
behind time, Inability to move traffic, und
the road has been heavily mulcted In
damages by reason of delayed freight.
Wrecks havo been frequent nnd only
good fortune has prevented tho casualty
roll from being large."
Mrs. Buff urn Denies
All Statements in
LITTLE VALLEY, N. Y., Feb. 26.-
nf ,,. )lllhnn,,. . tnAn.. testified
ln ,, Hrrl, n, ,ir.
ago of 15 to the death of her husband
last August. Sho paid that Buffum was
a constant drinker and ot lato years
had frequently threatened to kill himself
and tho cntlro family. She denied ever
putting poison In her husband's food.
"My husband," Mrs. Buffum testified,
"always drank. Wo had not been mar
ried three months beforo he made accu
sations against my character, naming my
father and other members ot my own
"It met Ernest Frahm at the county
fair, during fair week. 1 wan not alone
with htm then nor at any other time."
Opera Star, Dead
XKW YORK. Feb. 26. Putnam Grls-
JJJ 'ig ' wold, Arnerlcan basso ana member of the
8 a. m!!!!!"""!".2S Metropolitan Opera company, died today
9 a. m .T) In a privuto sanitorium here. He was
J a m 1 operated on for appendicitis on February
12m..!""!'!!!'.!!!ri! ' ,e' Complications developed.
1 p.'m'.!!!"!!!!!'.!!i". Mr. Grlswold was born In Minneapolis
2 P. m y ln 1S7G. Ho made hla first appearance
4 p! m!!!!!"!!"'!W as an Pcrat,c Btar ln London In 1901. Ho
5 p! m!i!!!!!!!!!!!!a was a great favorite In Berlin and was
6 p. m & . twice decorated by tho kaiser, before
J P- JJJ whom ho had sung at the, palace. His
, .. ' ' "" "'.death enmo at a time when ho :was con-
uv Kiiv ui Ilia u('i-iuuv
SNOW FOOT DEEP
IN SOUTH CAROLINA
COLUMBIA, S. C. Feb. 26. The imow
fall in Columbia nnd vicinity reached
11.7 Inches last night, surpassing all
records of tho local weather bureau.
Business was supended today, schools
were closed, not a street car moved and
th suburban population was snow
bcund. The heaviest fall In twenty years
is reported In nearly every part of the
HOSPITAL ANNEX TO
MONTREAL PRISON BURNS
MONTREAL. Feb. 23.-A fire broke out
today in the Bt. Vincent De Paul pen!-
OJltentiary. a state Institution, destroyed 'In
jj hospital annex and did extensive damage
'0: to tho surgical department. The patler.ts
T In the hoipltal were all safe. There
are 39) prisoners In the institution, which
is outside of Montreal.
Two Leaders Battle from Eighteenth
Lap to Finish.
VICTOR WITHOUT ANY MISHAP
Nearest Competitor Obliged to Stop
and Change Wheel.
PULLEN HITS A BARRICADE
Avernae of Clmmnlnti I 7HAI l'er
Hour, Slower hy Three Mites
Til nil Itecoril Set Ity Teddy
LOS ANGELES, Cal., Feb. . Detent
Ing Barney Oldfleld by a trifle more than
a minute In a 291-mllo grind, Ralph De
Palma, participant In scores of hard.
fought motor contests, won his second
Vnnderbilt cup rnco todny on tho Santa
Monica course. His tlmo was 3:53:41;
Slxtcon cars entered the race nnd only
flvo finished, but from tho eighteenth
lap to tho finish It was a contest solely
between DePalma and Oldfleld. DePolma
won becauso ho did not have to stop
onco In all tho thirty-five laps of the
eight tnllo course.
Oldfleld lost what chance he hnd when
he was compelled to stop and chango a
wheel In tho thlrty-fourt lap and lost
nearly a minute. Tho other drivers that
remained In the race were W. It, Carlson
of San Dle'go, Earl Cooper, who started
a favorite, and George Jocrlman, and
they finished in tho order named.
Average of 75.41.
DePalma made tho raco at an avcrago
speed of 75.6 miles per hout. This was
slower by three miles per hour than tho
course record set by Teddy Tctzlaff when
ho won a Santa Monica road race, but
It was faster than the Vanderbllt cup
record of 74.07 miles, made by Mulford
at Savannah In 1911, and faster than tho
speed DePalma himself made when ho
won the cup raco at Mllwaukeo in 1912.
Thero was but one accident during tho
race. Edwin Pullcn, who mado ono of tho
fastest laps of the day elghty-flvo miles
per hour and was leading In the four
tecnth lap, took a turn at tori If !c speed
and crashed Into an iron barrlcftdo which
protected a throng of spectators. Tho car
was wrecked, but both Pullcn and his
mechanician emerged unhuit,
The day was perfect and the courna ap'
pearcd in excellent condition, hut the first
lap of tho raco had not been completed
beforo breakdowns nnd mishaps began
1 educing the number of racers. Seven had
quit or been ordered out beforo half the
race had been completed.
Doenn't I' 1 11 1 nil First l.np.
Harry Grant, driving No. 1, who was
first away, did not complete the firs
lap. Wlshart, who was No, 2, lusted threo
(Continued on Pago Two.)
Now Rages Around
Firing First Shot
TRINIDAD, Colo., Feb. 26. The months
old dlsputo between striking coal miners
and mine owners as to who fired the first
shot In tho labor war In southern Colo
rado was threshed out beforo tho con
gressional investigating committee today.
Witnesses for the coal operators gave
their versions of tho buttle at Ludlow 6n
October 7 between guards In on automo
bile and strikers from tho tent colony.
Witnesses for tho operators today sworo
that tho first shots were fired by tho
strikers. Counsel for tho miners sought
to establish their claim that the guards
fired Into the Ludlow colony beforo the
strikers used their guns.
In tho automobile on October 7 were
Wnlter Belk, and G. W. Belcher, dotoc-
tives; D. S. Larson, a hotel proprietor;
rt. G. Holt, company store manager at
Delagua; N. J. Chapln, superintendent
of machinery for the Victor American
Fuel company, and W. H. Watson, tho
Piano Factory in
Chicago is Burned
CHICAGO, Feb. 26.-Flre today de
stroyed the Henry Dctmer piano factory
In North Clarlmont avenue, causing a
loan of fGO.OOO. The factory was near St.
Elizabeth's hospital, but storm windows
kept the nolso from the patients and
there was no excitement.
Mass being celebrated In a church ad
joining tho burning building was not In
terrupted and' nt Us conclusion the con
gregation Joined the crowd which watched
CUBAN SUGAR ENTITLED
TO LOWER TARIFF RATE
WASHINGTON, Feb. M.-Attorncy Gen
et al McReynolds held today that Cuban
sugar Is entitled to a reduction of 20 per
cent under all other tarlrf rates undor tho
Tho nttorney general's opinion, which In
effect sustains n. differential for Cuban
fcugar under tho new lnw, I of Immense
Importance to the Louls'ana cane growers
and the beet sugar men. who conducted a
strong fight against It. Tho new rates on
sugar imports becoming effective on
March 1, will be effected by the decision.
BECKER LEAVES DEATH
HOUSE FOR TOMBS
OSSINING, N. Y.. Feb. 2fl.-ln the cus
tody of deputy sheriffs and accompanied
by his wife and counsel, Charles Decker,
former police lieutenant, left the death
house In Slug Sing prison late this after
noon for New YorW
From New York Sun.
THOUSAND STATE INCOMES
That Many More Nebraskans Give
Amount to Collector Hammond.
RETURNS ARE COMING IN FAST
Internal neveiuie Officials) will
Omit Fines for All Who Mnke.
Htntemeiitn Before Mon
Nearly 1,000 additional returns of In
comes have been received by Ross L.
Hammond, collector of Internal rovenuo
for the district of Nebraska, during tho
present week, making a total of 1,915 per
sons In tho state who have complied with
the law, and mado the roturn required
under the now Incomo tax law.
It Is estimated that thero aro C.C00 per
sons In tho Btato who should mako this
return, nnd Indications from tho volumo
of business ln tho office now aro that
more than half that number will bo re
ceived before Sunday night.
Telegrams and letters from different
cities over the state have been received
at tho offlco here, asking for income
blanks for the return.
Ross L. Hnmrnond decided yesterday
that all returns received In tho office In.
Omaha on Hunday would .bo In sufficient
time to provent paying tho flno or pen
alty which attaches to. those who fall to
make tho return on or beforo March 1.
This In effect means that If tho return
Is received In tho postofflco hero by Sun
day, even though It may riot bet delivered
to tho offlco of tho collector, it may pro
vent a prosecution of tho person making
such a return.
Tlio fine of from 20 to 110,000 may he
invoked on thoso who . fall to mako the
return on or beforo March 1.
DES MOINES MAN NEED
NOT SUPPORT HIS WIFE
NKW YORK, Feb. 2C.-Tho domestic
relations court today refused to compel
Julius I), Lorgo of Des Moines, Io a
wealthy mine owner, to support his wife,
who loft their homo In Des Moines not
long ago, taking with her their 2V4-year-
old daughter. Lorgo paid he was willing
to support his wife If sho would como
home and agreed to support the child,
even though It remained with tho mother.
Mrs. Lorgo refused to rejoin her hus
The National Capital
Thursday, IVhrunry 241, 101 1.
3let at noon.
President Van lllbo of the University
cf Wisconsin testified on tlio trado com
Ccmmorco committee voted to favor
ably report bills to combine the revenue
cutter and life saving services Into a
coast guurd service, and for four new
Debate resumed on the postofflco ap
Immigration committee laid plans to
er.ninlute the Uurnett bill.
Adjourned at 5:30 p. m. to noon Friday.
Debate on urgent deficiency appropria
tion bill resumed.
President Hush of the Missouri Pacific
and Chairman Trumbull of tho Chesa
peake & Ohio dlscusxcd railroad prob
lems before the commerce oommittee.
Herbert Noble. Now York, protested be
fore the Judiciary committee against leg'
Islatlon to further define restraints of
Foreign affairs commute agreed to
consider tomorrow the Ainoy resolution
asking Information of protection for
Americans In Mexico.
Representative Kahn assullej the ad
ministration's Mexican policy.
The Immigration committee discussed
I'rgent dcflclenrybilt carrying JIO.OOo,
Adjourned afC:o5 p. m to noon Friday.
Taf t Will Present
Reasons for Reform
in Court Procedure
WASHINGTON, Fob. 26.-Fornlcr Picsl
dent Taft. as president of the American
.Bar association, will ho heard tomorrow
by tho houso committee on Judiciary In
roferenco to tho proposed retorm and
simplification of procedure In tho united
States federal courts.
Mr. Tnft will be accompanied by a
number ot well known lawyers Interested
a tho reform of federal court procedure,
Including Judgo Alton H. Pnrker, Senator
Rcot, Iouls Brandels, Dean Hosooe
Pound of Harvard, Frank H. Kellogg,
Judgo Henry Wade Rogers, lato denn ot
Ynl6 university, nnd Thomas W. Sheltoh,
chairman of tho uniform Judicial pro
cedure committee of tho American Bar
It is expected tho bill pending beforo
tho Judiciary committee will bo promptly
reported and passed by both branches of
congress, ob It is now ngrecn upon in
fdrm nnd 1ms tho approval of President
Wilson nnd Attorney General McReyn
olds. Joint Conference
of Coal Operators
and Miners Adjourns
PHILADELPHIA, Fob. W.-The Joint
conference of minora and operators who
havo been hero for several weeks to ar-
rango a now wngo scnlo for tho central
competitive, bituminous fields, adjourned
sine die lato today without reaching nn
agreement. It was stated that tills does
not necessarily mean a strike, as tho
existing agreement docs not expire until
March 31. It Is expected tho general con'
ferenco will bo reconvened In a western
city between now and March 31,
Twelve Killed and
Eight Injured by an
Explosion in Berlin
UKRLIN. Feb. M. Twelve men wore
killed and eight others fatally injurod
today In an explosion which destroyed
an extensive aniline, dye factory in
Rummclsburg, a suburb, Thero were 400
employes In tho building at the time ot
the explosion, which was heard nil over
ARE TALKING SHOP
RICHMOND, Va., Feb. 26. The depart
ment of superintendents: of the National
Kducatlon association continued In con
vention hero today. II. H. Wilson, su
perintendent of schools, Topeka, Kan.,
delivered a rcort on "Economy of Tlmo
in Education," participated In by J, F.
HobIu, Chicago Normal college, and W.
A. Jossup, University of Iowa. The
"Hound Table" was participated In by
Marlln G. Brumbaugh, Philadelphia
David Sneddon, Hoston, and other college
presidents, school superintendents and
FOLK OFFERED JOB BY
WASHINGTON. Fob. JG.-Joieph W.
Folk, solicitor of tho State department
and former governor of Missouri, has
been offered and probably will acoept the
new post of clilcr counsel for the Inter
state Commerce commission ut a salary
of JK.OC0 a year
PLUMBERS OF STATE HERE
Convention Opens at the Rome with
I. J. DUNN MAKES THE WELCOME
t.nmro Number ot Womeu Ate Hero
vrHli Tlielr llusWittla nlul Spe
cial iliitrrlntnment Is Pro
vided for Them.
With moro than a hundred memberj
nJ their Wives present tho fifth annut.l
convention of tho Nebraska M.utcr
'lumbers' association opened ut tlio
Rome hotel yesterday morning.
More than 11 third of tho crowd whloli
filled tho convention hall for the opening
session was composed of the Wives of
the plumbers In attendance, und a spe
cial progrnm has been provided for their
entertainment during the two days ot tua
In his address of wclcoino I, J. Dunn
discussed the status ot tho trado nnd
told of tho problems which coufronlnJ
"If you would put together nil the llvtti
lost through accident and flro In nf.'lco
buildings, factories, homes and tho like,
you ' would Imvo only half the number
Hint dlo annually In this country as ti
result of disease caused by Improper
sanitation, chiefly duo to defective plumb-
ng, or tho absenco of any plumbing nt
all," said Dunn.
Plumbers' Triute Klevnted.
Georgo II. Wcntz ot Lincoln, picsldcnt
of tho association, mado a reply to thollrgs of Baltimore & Ohio stock and a
cordial wclcoino and spoku of the eleva
tlon of the plumbers' trado. He said that
It was no longer ono scoffed at und ;
Jeered by actors, curtoonlstH und the pub
lic In general, but was 0110 composed of
tho better class ot business men, working
for better conditions of sanitation in both
homo und factory, and classed them as
J. C. Rlxby, president of the Omaha
Master PlumbcrH' association, also made
a brief address of welcome, and he espe
cially emphasized tho need of legislation
to produce mpro sunltary conditions in
smuller towns us well us In tho cities.
Two officers of tho similar organiza
tion In Kansas were at the meeting and
both mado short speeches. A. It. Elder of
Ottawa, Kun., president ot the Kansas
Master Plumbers' association, told ot tho
Importance of tho sanitary and plumbing
work In connection with tho construction
of the Panama canal and brought the
greetings, of the Kansas aesoclatlnn. W.
S. Guild of Hutchinson, Kan., told ot the
anclont history of the trade, tracing It
back to Biblical times.
A number of other short speeches were
mado by A. J. Wyant of Lincoln, Ed
Long, Grand Island; Barney Gruenwald,
Omuha; F. B. Edson und William Bell
amy ot Omaha, tho latter ono of the vet
erans of tho organization.
PICKRELL BOY CAUGHT IN
FLYWHEEL OF ENGINE
BEATRICE, Neb., Feb. 26.-(Speclal.j-
Dwatn Bohnstedt, the 14-year-old son of
Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Bohnstedt, who
reside six miles east of Pickrell, was
caught In tho fly wheel of a gasoline
engine Wednesday while sawing wood at
his home and severely cut about tho face
and head. Jlo was attempting to tighten
a burr on the engine when his coat
caught In tho wheel and he was thrown
Into the machine. One of tho men work
ing with young Bohnstedt throw oft thft
belt and stoppel tho machinery, prob
ably saving the hoy's life. Two ugly
gashes were cut In his head and his) Ut
vtas badly cut Fild bruised,
Factory Men Set Pace for the Locals
in Wearing Apparel.
SALES REACH HIGH MARK
All Dealers Are More Than Pleased
with the Way Cars Go.
FLOWERS ADD TO THE SCENE
Pretty Women Fill the Cnm Whllo
the llnml Piny Tnntnllr 1 11 a
' Tnimo -'Mil le, lint Dancing
l Not Permitted.
As was fitting nnd proper, society night
nt tho ninth annual automobile show last
night proved to bo tho biggest night "n
history, not even excepting Wednesday
night, which broke all provlous records.
Tho crowds swarmed through tho doors
last night until It seemed as If not un
other person could find breathing space
In tho Auditorium, but for all that tho
line nt tho entranco never dwindled anV
nil found some spot whero they could,
Tho number of persons who wore even
ing clothes was surprisingly large. Many
of the dealers doomed It expedient to re
frain frm making nny pretentious dis
play of scenery, but all the factory rep
resentatives mado un for the deficiency
of tho local men nnd a vnst proportion
of guests wcro attired for tho occasion.
Tho factory men, anticipating society
night, had lugged their clawhammer
out to Omaha nnd they wcro not to bo
deprived of the right to wear them.
They did nnd wcro objects ot admira
tion and chagrin by the local men who
scorned such displays.
Women in Evidence.
Tho feminine contingent was almost aj
laige m the masculine The women
took Just as much Interest ln the cars
an tho men although their interest wan
largely confined to tho luxuriant uphol
stery, tho electric lights and the fancy
trimmings, while tho men were moro In
clined to bo Inquisitive about the stabil
ity ot tho machinery and tho con
An edict was Issued to tho effect that
smoking would not bo permissible. Half
a - dozen ntutwart ' policemen wcro on
hand' to enforce: tUa bam arid they did
their duty as far ns was possible. Most,
ot tho men acknowledged tho order arid
The- orchestra played appropriate fleets!
during tho evening and was accorded
frequent applause. Tho selections wcro n,
bit aggravating to soma becauso of thu
tuneful- Jingle embodied ln most of thorn,
but no disturbances followed. Conductor
Ncblo aeemt'd to take especial delight ln
playing tangoes and trots and other se
lections of Blmllar nature, which Inspired
a twinkling of tho feet, nnd It wns all
some ot tho mora Irrepressible could do
to refrain from Indulging In the popular
Decorate for Ocension.
The Auditorium was tastefully deco
rated for tho occasion. Flowers woro
literally scattered all over every booth
and over the cars. Roses, carnations and
other beautiful flowers predominated,
(Continued on Page Eight)
to Union Pacific
NEW YORK, Feb. 26.-Th KqultabH
LIfo Assurance society. It was author!'
tatlvoly learned today, will Institute legal
action to restrain the Union Pacific Rail
road company from distributing Its hold-
ensh dlvldond of $3 to holders of Union
Pacific, common. Such a disbursement:
plan was recently announced. Tho Kqut
table holds 1,618,000, par value, of Union
Pacific preferred. Othor holders ot tho
sa mo stock havo already Instituted suits
against tho Union Pacific.
LAUNCHED AT BELFAST
BELFAST, Ireland, Feb. 2.rh
launching today of the Britannic, tlu
60,000-ton liner, marked an lmportunt de
velopment In constructional safety, so
far ns engineering Ingenuity can In
Tho Britannic, Intonded for the transat
lantic service, had only been laid down
when the Titanic disaster occurred nnd as
iv result of that accident tho plnns ot
the now liner wore almost completely re
modeled. It is a triple screw steamer, Wi
feet In length, and there lias been In
troduced Into Its construction every de
vice possible to prevent a recurrence ot
tho disaster which overtook the Titanic.
An Inner skin extends to a considerable
height above the load line, the most vul
nerable portion ot the vessel, and th
height and number ot bulkheads has beep
It Is claimed for the vessel that It will
be able to float with six compartments
SIOUX INDIANS CALL
ON WILSON AND BRYAN
WASHINGTON, Feb. 28,-Sloux In
dians from the Pine Rldce reservation of
1 South Dakota shook hands today wjth
President Wilson and Secretary Bryan.
They were presented by Senator Ster
ling. In the delegation were High Pipe,
Brave BirdIIollow Horn Bear, son ot
the late chief, who died here during the
Inauguration of President Wilson; Qu'-k
Bear, Henry Horse-Looking, Charles
Tnckett, William Thunder Hawk and
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