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Omaha Daily W1IKX AWAY riOM HOME The Deo is ths Paoer THE WEATHER. Unsettled yon ask fori if jrom plaa ka N rs .beaut nor than a law Says, are xna Baa anaU.a to yon. VOL. XLV NO. 2-2'. OMAHA, TUESDAY MORNING, - MAIH'H 7, l'JKU-TWKLVK .'AUKS. Oa Tralna, e aTot.l Wows Stand, e'e, e SINGLE COPV TWO CKNTS. .Bee. MAIItl SOUNDS WARNING TO JOY RIDERS Hat No Sympathy with American Who Would Ride on Armed Shipi, Perhaps Involving Nation' in War, WOULD LET WILSON ALONE Not Inclined to Interfere with Pre ident in Discharge of His Con stitutional Duties. WASHINGTON, March Hhe bouse resounded wih cheers when Mr. Mann took the floor today and assailed Americans who might In volve the country In war by traveling on armed ships. "I hope our citizens never will be put to the test of having to fight be cause some fool has Involved ns i?y nterlng upon a "Joy ride," he nhouted. When Representative Gardner de clared there should be a clear vote on the subject Republican Leader Mann announced that he was against bringing the matter up n the house at all. "I have believed," said Mr. Mann, "In letting the house attend to Its constitutional duties and letting the president attend to his constitutional duties." "'he gentleman from Maasachuaetta. Mr. Gardner," aald Republican Lender Minn "haa charaed that tne memDer- ip of the house In this matter haa been ctuated. flrat by part lean, reasons, and second by fear of the votea at home. The .... . gentleman irom aiassacuuBeiia ia enuncu to apak fur himaelf. but not for any on else on either aide of thla house. This U too grave a question for the patriotic men of thla houae to be actuated by baao motives aa suggested by JJje gentleman from Massachusetts." Bryaai at Lancheesu William Jennings Bryan made hla head quarters today at a hotel almost under the shadow of the catltol, and conferred at luncheon with many congressmen who ire rated as Bryan men. Mr. Bryan Insisted that the luncheon waa only a "friendly gathering." Repre sentative Balley'a view at the same time waa that it was "a meeting of those op posed to preparedness and armed ships." He was especially emphatlo In hla dec laration that bo "conspiracy" waa on foot. ' "I Won't say that t shall not discuss warning American cltltens against tak ing passage on armed ships," Mr. Bryaa aald. "but I will say that I have said nothing about It thus far." Weald Man fcy rreaMesvt. Representative Flood, chairman of the foreign affairs committee, told the house that the Issue was broader than any ques tion of warping people off ships or ef procedure and precedents.. It was a ques tion, he declared, of whether when the president la engaged In a diplomatic ne gotiation with a foreign government. 'we should stand with our president, or with a foreign power, whether we stand with America, or with the government rlth which America la negotiating.". "When the time cornea to act tomor row," Mr. Flood added, "I hope that every patriotic congressman, and I think every member of thla house Is patriotic, will be found standing behind the presi dent. Woodrow Wilson." " Mr. f-lood sold the talk In the house about a warning resolution had been cir culated through the newspapers and it had gor.e abroad that the house was in favor of the McLemore resolution. "The fact that his information got to the capital at Berlin," he aald, "stopped tha negotiations with Germany and hampered President Wilson, balked him. and left him In a situation where not to act would be worse than anything else. Tt (Continued on Page Two, Column Two.) The Weather For Nebraska Fair and colder east and central portion!. For Iowa Partly cloudy and colder; generally fair; fresh to strong northwest wind. Temperatures sit Ornnas Testerday. Ieg ... 36 ... 86 ... 40 ... 41 ... 4V ... 41 ... 4D 1 P. m 44 2 p.rn 44 J P. m 47 4 p. m 47 6 1. in 46 P in 4.i 7 p. m 44 t p. Ill 4J Comparative tceal Record. Official record of temperature of pre cipitation compared wlih tha correspond ing period of the last three years: . , 1SW W14 101 Highest yesterday 47 30 37 40 lowest yesterday K LT 14 Mean temperature 41 " ?1 27 Preclpitatiun 0 T .00 Temperature arid precipitation depar tures from the normal: Normal temperature , s Kxcesa for the day i Tctal excess since March 2J Normal precipitation ".. m inch Iieflciency for the day ' I in h Total rainfall since March l.. .07 Inch I t-licteucy - since March l Id Inch Kxm for cor. period. lI.V . I.24 inches Deficiency for cor. penoj. li4. ,u inches Reports front Statluaa at T P. M. Station and fitate Temp. High- Rain- ni n eaiurr. p. n. Cheyenne, part cloudy..,. 30 Ievenport, cloudy ?8 beuvtr, cloudy 44) Iea Molnea, clear 44 Hours p m . , 6 a.m.. . H 11, ' m" mm l"l Wj m-y. ext. fail. It-' .i 42 T 44 .10 4i T to ' .110 3M .1J 47 . .(O 44 .) C T 44 . .M 4) 4.' 0i 4n .0 IHjdxe city, part cloudy., fxi 1 -. . ..1 - uimirr, iicbi .......... jdrTorth Platte, clear .... 4 I maha. clear 51 44 44 . 41 4" . 41 . 41 l Pueiilo, part cloudy .... itapid City, cloudv .... .hIi Kike C Itv, cloudy iiiiii Ke, clear .-hr.d'in. cli.uiv tm t'iiv rh'Mr .... ... Ylt iitlnv. i l cloudy 41 nr..i-i. . If ..!.. .. T hull -Hie tr:i'-e of I r e pit u 1.11. 4. A. WtlJon. Locai Kiiic aiirr WILSON NAMES NEW SECRETARY OF WAR. ' ' ) I x - ' ie1aWJii .. f - BAKER APPOINTED SECRETARY OF WAR Former Mayor of Cleveland Will Take Vacant Post in President's Official Council. CLOSE FRIEND OF EXECUTIVE WASHINGTON, March 6. New ten C. Baker, former mayor of Cleve land, has been selected by President Wilson for secretary or war. Mr. Bak er's name had been mentioned in con nection with the position several times. He was offered a place when the cabinet was formed, but declined. Mr. Baker hag accepted the posi tion and Is now arranging his affaire in Cleveland preparatory to coming to Washington to take up his duties. The selection of Mr. Baker Is un derstood to have been discussed by President . Wilson with Colonel B.. M. House soon after the letter's arriral here this morning. The nomination of Xewton D. BaVer' of Cleveland es secretary of-war- will be sent to the senate by President Wilson tomorrow. Mr. Baker will come to Wash ington on Thursday for a conference with the president. Prompt action on the nom ination Is expected In the senate. Offered Place Earlier. When President Wilson waa making up Ms cattnet in 1913 he offered the place of secretary of the Interior to Mr. Baker twice. Mr. Baker was then mayor of Cleveland and declined for that reason. The president and Mr. Baker have been (Continued on Page Two. Column One.) Francis of Missouri . v Goes to' Russia as AmericanAmbassador WASHINGTON, March ((.-President Wilson's nomination of David R. Francis of Missouri to be ambassador to Russia was confirmed today by the senate a few hours after It had been received. At the same time Joseph If. Shea of .Indiana was confirmed as ambassador to Chile. Mr. Francis, who served as seretary of the Interior under President Cleveland, will succeed George T. Marye at Petro grad. Mr. Marye recently resigned, say ing the Russian climate was undermining his health. - 'The ambaaaadorshlp is con sidered particularly Important by Presi dent Wilson because of the additional duties thrust upon the embassy by the war. Including the care of the interests! of the central powers. ' Troops Watching for Villa, Who is . Headed for Border Kt, PASO. Tex., March .-Gneral Oahriel Oavlra, commandant at Juares, announced tcday that he had requested Brigadier (Seneral John J. Pershing at El Paso to have American troops weat of El Paso keep a sharp lookout for Francisco Villa. Gavlra pressed the opinion that Villa was headed toward tha border with Intention of seeking re fuge in the United States. Guttery and Wife . Have Left Norfolk XOUFOLK, Nob., March 6.-(ririecia: Telesram.) Or. W. D. Uuttery, deposed superintendent of the stale hospital for inanc 11 1 Norfolk, left the lnittii'lo-. Sunday mornlne. It was learned todjy. He and Mrs. Guttery are understood to have returned to their former Lome bt t'ilwr. Their household' goods had Won paiked brveral days ready for Immediate departure. KING REX CN THE THRONE AND NONE DISPUTE RIGHTS NEW ORLEANS. March . Rfx. king of the Mardi Gras. took hit throne and became ruler t New Orleans' annual ffle. The ceremony included a parade of ally aecorattd vessels, which a com ta ni rt the royal yacht, nnd a atrt i 'J'if jilf. in whi.'h Milit trv 1. 1 Konil.il oi in-rliie.i and F.tllnrs f 1 oin the buttlcylui tlilaky ir..ri 1. I niit'd NEBRASKA SOLONS AT BRYAN ST 1TI0N Democ V of State Dele- L .resent at Dinner .iven Commoner. ABOUT TWENTY IN ATTENDANCE (From 11 Stuff Correspondent.) WASHINGTON. March 6 -(Special Tel egiam.r The democratic members pf ths Nebraakik deleaation were prestnt at a dinner today given hv R.'piesentntlve Warren North Pulley of Pennsylvania In honor of former Secretary of ftnte Wil liam Jennings Bryan. Some twenty leg islators were present, Including Senator Vardaman nnd Representatives Slsson. Hawley, Hardy and Connolly of Kansas. The commodore made no set speech, but told the "boys" that he was against an increase of both the army and the navy and that he was In favor of n simple res olutli n of warning to all Americans not to sail upon boats carrying ami. PoMtmaalera Nominated, Following Nebraska postmnsteie were nominated by the president ' today: Sam uel HJnUle, Havelcck; Ced la M. Cole man, Newcastle; Prank Waworth, KU wood; J. H. Crosvenor, Aurora; J. B. lch. Reaver City; J. W. Henthorn, Blue Springs. Sultnilt Hlda on Cattle. Thomas Vonahue and Guy I.. Axtell of South pmaha are In Washington tor the purpose of submitting bids on cattle de sired by the Indian office for the flKcal year 1!1. Representative Sloan,, upon request of tho state Railway commission of Ne braska, appeared today on behalf of the state and the railway commission be fore the Interstate Commerce commis sion, which hns Instituted an Inquiry as to charges of car shortage in tho west and car congestion in the east. Mr. Sloan took part In the examination of witnesses appearing before the commis sion, the principal witness being Howard Elliott, president of the New York. New Haven A Hartford railroad. From the evidence it developed that a great many of the box cara owned by the Arranger roads" were held In the east to the disadvantage of the ' western toads. The American Railway associa tion concedes the ihaigc and today It developed that the eastern reeda had agreed to give the western roads JO per cent more box cars than the western roads deliver to them. Sloan Before t'oainilaaloa. Congressman Sloan will address, the commission In the mowing as to the Ne braska situation. His selection .as the representative of the railway commis sion undoubtedly' grew out ef his bill to compel the roads to lift the embargo on rail shipments and requiring them to furnish facilities for transportation. Rep resentatives Iolieck and Klnkatdwere also present at' the hearing today."" " Seven Members of One Family Slain Near Laton.Okl. LAWTON, Okl., March .-Seven mem bers of the family o Pan O'Kane, a farmer, were found murdered In their home twelve miles southwest of Lawto ;, today. O'Kane himself lay beside the body of his father, probably fatally aurt. A negro hired man discovered the bod ies. Th$ murderer had used a razor, a hammer and a rifle. These were found on the floor. Near by was a basin of water crimsoned with blood. Those who were killed were: O'Kane's wife, an infant, four children, ranging ffom 4 to 10 years of age, and O'Kane's aged father. Tho children were found ln'bed. Their throats had been slashed and their heads crushed. Mrs. O'Kane, the baby and the aged father we're shot to death. O'Kane lay on the floor beside his I father, a bullet In his head. The rifle, rasor and hammer were found near him. O'Kane formerly was employed by the government to care for the cattle of Apache prisoners of war. George F. Dickman, Treasurer of State Fair, Meets Death Reward. Neb.. March 6. IKnei'tAl T..1- egram.) George F. Hickman, treasurer of the state fair and for thirty-five years a resident of this place, died this sfter noon, following two paralytic strokes earlier in the day. He was engaged in the implement busi ness here for eight years. He leaves a wife. Mr. Dickman was apparently in good health until today. CLEANING UP JAIL AND TWO PRISONERS BURN TO DEATH EL PASO, March (.Two persons were burned to death and a score of others, all prisoners of the city Jatl here, are probably fatally burned as the result of a flash of flame from the solution being used In a disinfection bath being admin istered to a large number of Inmates of the Jail, many of whom are infirm. Tales of Marital Woes Are Too Much for Chicago Bachelor Judge CHICAGO, III.. March . To save some of his shattered Ideals of matri mony Judge Jacob M. Hopkins, a bache lor, waa transferred today from the bench of the Chicago court of domestic ralationa, being succeeded by . Judge John R. Newcomer, a married man. For the last six months Judge Hop kins has listened from his place on the bench to the marital woes of the city, but recently he told friends he cou,ld stand It no longer. And to avert what uemtd to be an impending tragedy 10 a i a helor soul l'u: f Justice Harry Olson omplied with JudKe Hopkins' request inl annouiKptl t new alignment, oiuc I wid in.-irrlugL's through rosy NAVY OF UNCLE SAM NOT SO BAD, SAYS FLETCHER Three Dreadnaughts and Four Cruis ers Added and American Fleet Would Be Readv to Meet Any of Them. WOULD BE SUPERIOR TO GERMAN With Three Dre adnanghts and Seten Cruisers Both Coasts Could Be Defended Against Enemy. REPORT TO HOUSE COMMITTEE WASHINGTON. Match 6. Three dreadnauglita and four battle cruis er added to tho American fleet, built and authorised, would make It the equal In flRhting strenRth of the present German fleet, Admiral Fletcher, commander of the Atlan tic fleet, asserted today before the house naval committee. While Germany has seven battle Cruisers nnd the t'nited Rtntes none, the admiral said, the thlrty-fve-knot craft proposed by the Navy depart-; nient would be bo much superior to 'tnything- now afloat that four of them, possibly three, would more than offset the seven German boats. With the present fleet of forty-two battleships of atl types, three additional dreadnaughts and seven battle cruisers. Admiral Fletcher thought, "we co. Id reasonably expect to make a' good de fense, although not an absolute one," of both coasts against any combination of two enemy powers that did not Include Great PNtaln. The admlrae said that he and a ma jority of the higher officers of the navy disapproved the personnel board proposal to subscribe promotion by election by the seniority system. Ho said that It the president were authorised to transfer 4 per cent of the captains, commanders and lieutenant commanders to the ' re serve list, employing them In consular work abroad as Instructors in military schools, or on other work for the gov ernment, the way for promotion of efll clent officers would be open without ad ditional expense.. The present system of selection for high commands and bureau heads he said provides a sure way of putting the right man In the right place. Admiral Fletcher thought that the training and education of all navy offi cers was so nearly Identical that to muks selection among the officers la any grade ,p .those uuaUfled for promotion., as pro posed, would be a difficult task. ' There was little to choose among M per cent of the men In any grade, he -added, all being required to be experts In many subjects, such ss seamanslilp, gunnery, engineering, and to have In addition a knowledge of International law beyond that of the average lawyer. Aa a nat ural process, he explained, they now spe cialised along the line to which they felt the most attraction and were appointed to posts that would get the best results for tho havy from that study. Operating Income of thd Ralroads Shows an Increase CHICAGO. March 6. Net operating In come of the railways of the United States for December. 1915, increased 1W per mile, or t2.i per cent, ss coinrartd with December. 1914, according to a statement Issued today by the Bureau of Hallwbv Economics. This, comparison, however. Is between the highest and lowest lieoeir ber in six years. A comparison of Uc oemttier, 1S15. with the average December of the preceding five years shows an in crease of C9.S per cent. Total operating revenues, according to the statement, amounted to liy.VnMi, an increase over 1914 of S6l.IW2.ii2o. Operating expenses were S1S3.S83.298, an Increase of Sl7.4s.777. Net operating rev enue amounted to tl03,4$4,(H7, an litercane of KXW.TtS. It la set forth In the statement, that the six months of the current fiscal year, compared with tho same period of lust year, show operating income per nfile Increased 11.2 per cent In thteafft. i5.5 per ct nt In the couth and 23.S per cent In tho west. Big Powder Plant is Threatened by Sparks from Hay riNOIJC, Cel., March S.-Three hay and grain warehouses on the raucli uf lr. At. L. Kernandes. two-thirds of a mils from the Hercules Powder company plant, were destroyed by fire early today with a loss estimated at' tloo.iO. Pparks fell on the powder plant and the Hercules company's fire department was sent to aid in fighting the Jilaie. The fire was aald to have been started by tramp sleeping In a hay mow. mists of sentiment and poetry," Judge Hopkins said. "I believed there was stnl In tho world love that endured from the altar to the grave. In the court of domestic relations my Ideals died one by one. Day after day I listened to nothing but the sorrows and tragedies of mar rted couplea; to fordid tales of wife beatings, disloyel husbands, treacherous wives, love drowned in wine, love whose requiem waa the fox-trot music of the cabaret. I began to wonder whether any surb thing as marital happiness existed on earth. .Ho I asked to be transferred It was a last desperate measure of self defense a measure to save at least some of my Ideals." , PORTRAIT OF L00AN F0NTENELLE unveiled at the Hotel Fontenelle on Monday afternoon. It was painted by William Andrew Mackay of New York. I' - . ., t n COLONIAL DAMES PRESENHORTRAIT Life Sice Portrait of Logan Fonte nelle Now Hang in Lobby of . Hotel Which Bean Name. CEREMONY AT PRESENTATION A life stzg painting of Logan Fon tenelle, last ruling . chief of the Omaha Indians, now r hangs "in 'the Hotel Fontenelle. It waa presented yesterday, after noon by the Colonial Dames of Amer ica resident In Nebraska. It was painted by William Andrew Mackay, whose father was person ally acquainted with Fontenelle and haa pronounced the painting a fine likeness of the Indian chieftain. ' Mrs. Arthur Crittenden Smith pre sided at the presentation ceremonies in the Fontenelle lobby. She drew aside from the portrait tha old flag which veiled It, a flag with thirty-one atari, a flag awned by Logan Fontenelle himself. The picture stands on the messanlne floor overlooking the lobby. The portrait shows Fontenelle In Indian robes and not In the clothltur of the 'white man which he wore much of the time. On this point Thomas Ft. Kimball said: I anticipate the drawing of such fire to this paint lng-f Ire from those who forget that we nalnt a great general In his uniform; a great chief In the regalia he wore on the state occasion of hla tribe, a member of one of our first fami lies In representative costume, a Fonte nelle as an Indian and not as a squaw man! . Kennedy Accepts Painting. John L. Kennedy on behslf of the Douglas Hotel company, owner of the hotel, made the speech of aaceptance for the painting. "For the Douglas Hotel company. In the absence of the president, I take pleasure In accepting this splendid paint ing this portrait of Igan Fontenelle. In presenting It, the Colonial Dames In Nrbtarka have paid a a ell merited tribute (Continued on lage Two, tlolumn Four.) Soft Coal Scale Finished Except Few Minor Details NKW YOrtK, March .-Operators snd union workers from the bituminous coal fields of the middle west virtually agreed today upon the wage rates to be Incor porate'! in the agreement being negoti ated In this city to grt Into effect April 1. The only thing that holds up a vote on the wage question la a ( complete under standing regarding conditions of a pro tective nature In the Interest of clean and merchantable coal under the mine run basis. Under the tentative agreement west ern I'ennsylvania operators will pay their miners a net advance of 63 cents a ton on the mini run baals. Ohio and Illinois will psy an Increase of 3 cents, and In diana will advance wages 3 cents. The Increase In dead work and yard age as tentatively agreed upon la S per cent, snd the advance for men paid by the day is also fixed at ( per cent. s M -V .... .. i :v, .! ......... . : .;' ' '....'. . ' I . . . ' j . ' : : ; t : ; :; "; ;: ;;n ,: . ! y .7:: i I . 1 f ..--- .. . .: L : Jr ,, : : . ' i ' p " . .. '.v ?i- 1 i !.:' i 1 11 it 1 11 1 1 ir it 1 1 r ......., .4 r a - i t ; ' f ' i ; j iottitiititit.iiii MILLION-DOLLAR -FIRE AT PEORIA Iowa Elevator Owned by Minneap olis Railroad Containing- 79,000 Buiheli of Grain Burned. OTHEE BUILDINGS ENDANGERED PEORIA, 111., March 6. Fire here today destroyed 'the Iowa elevator, together with about 750,0 00 bush els or grain, largely the property of S C. Bartlett A Co. The loss is es timated at f 1,000,000. The efforts of the entire fire department were re quired to save surrounding buildings. The fire threatened to spread to the nearby distillery and manufacturing district. The cause of ths fire is said to have been spontaneous combustion. Fifty men were thrown out of employment. No one waa Injured. The plant was owned by the Iowa Klevator company. London Metal Birisag Reopens. LONDON, March .-The Metal ex change opened for dealings today under the conditions aifthorlsed by the minis try of munitions. A fair business was transacted during ths forenoon. The Olasgow Iron market decided not to hold a session today, as there are certain de tails which must be cleared up with t rf munitions ministry before the trading Is resumed, Body of W. F. Kelley to Be Brought Home On Army Transport ROME. March . (Via raris.)-The body of William F. Kelley, the Amer ican consul In Romo, Who died suddently yesterday will be sent to America on board the I'nlted States army transport Caesar, which sails from Naples neat Baturady. ' ' WASHINGTON, March 1-Olney Ar nold, American diplomatic agent and con sul general at Cairo, Kgypt, d:ed yester day in a hospital at Lisbon, Portugal. Advices to the Btate department from the American consul there told of his death, but did not state the cause. Parties Stealing - Bides on Trains Have No Rights v AKHINaTON. Mar. h S.-Hoboea and othera who steal rides on railroad trains may cellect no damages for Injuries and are liable to penalties under the anti pass law. The supreme court today reveraed a flO.Otn) Judgment agalnut the Illinois Cen tral, awarded to a man Injured while rid ing with the consent of the engineer. INCREASE IN WAGES FOR PACKING HOUSE EMPLOYES C'HICAOO, Marcn .-Thlrty thousand employee of Armour ft Co., Swift Ac Co., Morris A Co. and Bulibcrger & Pons com pany were glvtn an Increafce In wawei today which will aggregate lin.OuO a week. The Increase averages from cents te ll a week for each employe. ZEPPELINS DROP FORTY BOMBS ON BRITISH TOWNS Cenior Heporti Twelve Persons Killed and Thirty-Three In jured During Raid Son day Night. THREE BALLOONS PARTICIPATE Wide Area. Extending from Kent Along- East Coast North to Yorkshire, Visited. CENSOR WITHHOLDS DETAILS LONDON. March 6. Twelve per sons were killed and thirty-three in jured In last night's Zeppelin raid. Three Zeppelins took part in the at tack. This information was given out officially today. "The number of Zeppelins which took psrt In last night's raid la now believed to have been three. "After crossing the coast the airship took various courses, snd from the devi ous nature of their fi'ght, apparently1 were uncertain as to their bearings. The area visited Included Yorkshire, Uncoln shlre, Hutland, lllntlngdon, Cambrldgv shire, Norfolk, Kssex and Kent." "As far as la known, about forty bomb were dropped altogether. The casualties, so far as ascertained amount to: Killed: three men, four women, five children; Injured thirty-three. "The material damage was: "Two terrace houses partlcally de stroyed, one office, one (public house, a cafe snd aeveral shops partially destroyed and a block of alms houses badly dam aged." The rensor permits public publication ef few Incidents In connection with the Zeppelin raid. In one o the principal arena visited a block of workmen's dwellings were demolished. A woman snd her four children, all tinder nine years were kllej. The woman's husband was taken to a hospital in a serious condition. An official statement Issued In Utid in last night said two hostile airships hud crossed over the northeast coast of Erg land. At that time their movements hs-.l not been defined clesrly. The number of casualties reported ! much smaller than that of the previous Zeppelin raid In which fifty-seven per sons were killed and ll Injured. Eight Hundred Are ,' Killed When Italian - Aeroplanes Mid- . - - UKNKVA (VH Paris. 4U p. m), March I.'lght hundred Austrian soldiers In barrs.uks wefe killed or wounded In the told made by Italian aeroplanes February 10 on the city of Lalhach, according to Information rtcelved here todav. Two high officers of the stuff of Archduke Kuaene. commander-in-chief of tho Aus trian forces operating against Italy, are said to have been killed. One of the Italian aeroplanes wss de stroyed. An official report of the raid given out trf Rome said that It was In retaliation for numerous violations of International law b'y the Austrlans. It waa added that the raiding squadron haU dropped aeveral dosena of grenades and bombs on the cltv. An Austrian orflclal statement refer ring to the snme raid, said that tt was a lamentable failure." Church Treasurer. Embezzles Funds CHICAGO, March C-A plea of guilty to forgeries amounting to $34,000 In ths accounts of St. Mark's Evangelical Luth eran church was entered Jn court today by David Vollrath. former trustee and treasurer of the parish. Re was sen tenced to the penitentiary under the In determinate sentence act.' RICHARD A. MXURDY, CAPITALIST, IS DEAD Ml-mniSTOWN. N. J.. March .-Richard A. McCurdy. capitalist, president of the Mutual Life Insurance company from 1MB to IV. died at his home here today, aged 81. He retired from the presidency of the company soon sfter he Investiga tion conducted Into life Insurance com panies In New Tork' by Charles E. Hughes, then a practicing attorney. ASIC FOR A Want-Ad-Taker When You Telephone Your Ads to THE BEE. 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