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British Sovereign Expires in
From Bronchial Affect!
Prince of Wales Succeeds Without
. Says Dying Kino-All England
During Day-End J
LATE KING EDWARD VII. AND
London. - Edward VII., King of
Great Britain and Ireland and of the
British Dominions beyond the Seas
and Emperor of . India, died in Buck
ingham Palace here of pneumonia a
quarter of an hour before midnight,
at the age of sixty-eight years, five
months and twenty-seven days; his
eldest surviving son. George, Prince
of Wales, reigns in his place as
George V. He was born June 3, 1865.
Prince Edward, grandson of the'
late monarch, a" stripling not yet six
teen years old, stands heir apparent
to the imperial throne and has as
sumed the title of Prince of Wales.
A bereaved city and empire exist
despite the spreading popular convic
tion that in each passing hour death
would claim the beloved sovereign.
The Prince succeeded to the crown
immediately, according to the laws of
the kingdom, witho?t official cere
mony. His first official act was to
dispatch to the Lord Mayor the an
nouncement of his father's death, In
pursuance of custom. His telegram
I am deeply grieved to inform you
that my beloved father, the King,
passed away peacefully at 11.45 to
The physicians soon afterward Is
sued their official bulletin, which was
11.50 p. m.-His Majesty the King
breathed his last at 11.45 to-night, in
tlie presence of Her Majesty Queen
Alexandra, the Prince and Princess of
Wales, the Princess Royal, the Duch
ess of Fife, Princess Victoria and
Princess Louise, the Duchess of Ar
Short, Terrifying Illness.
The late King's illness in its final
stages progressed with terrifying rap
idity. It was only at 3.30 p. m. that
he was prevailed upon to allow him
self to be laid in bed. Since morning
he had been reclining in an invalid
chair. At 3.30, however, he had a
violent attack of coughing, which eo
exhausted him that he held out no
longer against the wishes of his phy
He still retained full consciousness,
and between that hour and 5 o'clock
asked for news about his horse Witch
cf the Air, which was running at
Kempton Park. His Majesty was
xtold that the horse had won.
Not long afterward it became ap
parent that the patient was rapidly
growing worse. All. five physicians
who had been called into consultation
were in attendance, and soon after
their public announcement that his
PENSION FEVER TEST VICTIM.
Senate Votes $1500'a Year to Kissin
ger, Yellow Fever Victim.
Washington, D. C.-In reward for
his services in -acting as a subject for
yellow fever tests, the Senate passed
a bill granting an annuity of $1500
to John R. Kissinger, of Indiana.
He is one of the soldiers who were
used In demonstration of the theory
that mosquitoes transmit fever. Sen
ator Shively said that Kissinger had
become a hopeless paralytic.
President Taft, in Pittsburg, up
held the diplomacy of Secretary Knox.
Troops were held In readiness to
prevent a May Day outbreak in Paris.
Many American pilgrims at Rome
were received in audience by the
The "insurgents" in the House,
planned a new attack on Speaker
Commissioner of Licenses in his re
port to the Mayor of New York City
says the question of obtaining domes
tic servants J? more than ever a prob*
i Buckingham Palace, London,
on After a Short Illness.
Ceremony-"I Have Done My Duty,"
in Mourning-Crowds at Palace
last Before Midnight.
QUEEN ALEXANDRA IN THEIR
condition was critical the King began
to show signs of approaching dissolu
Late in the afternoon in one of his
last wakeful intervals, the dying King
."Well, it is all over, but I think I
have done my duty."
For some hours prior to his death
the "King had been comatose. The
scene in Buckingham Palace through
out the day was extremely sad. Not
only members of the royal family and
court officials, but the servants were
weeping bitterly when it became defi
nitely known that their royal master
could not long survive.
. It is said the last words of His
Majesty were addressed at 5 o'clock
to Sir Edward Laking, his body phy
sician, to whom he said:
.'I know this is the end; tell the
The dramatic end came just before
the stroke of midnight. It was known
that His Majesty had been constantly
sinking, and recourse had been taken
to oxygen throughout the evening by
the physicians in a desperate effort to
prolong life, but, not prepared to un
derstand the seriousness of the King's
illness, an imperial people found it
difficult to believe that death could
vanquish in such a brief time.
By the administration of oxygen a
further rally was brought about, but
from 6 o'clock upward the King
lapsed into unconsciousness, the ef
forts of the doctors being directed
entirely to minimizing the pain of the
successive attacks of choking.
His death is said to have been due
not to' any growth in the throat, but
to pressure on the lungs caused by
inflammation of the bronchial tubes,
'from which, owing to the extreme
shortness of the King's neck, it was
impossibl3 to afford him any relief
throughout his illness. To the end he
was not in bed, but in a half-sitting
and half-reclining position on an in
Greets Prince as King.
When the end came, in addition to
the royal family and the docto; i,
Home Secretary Winston Churchill
was present, and to him fell the duty
cf kneeling to the Prince of Wales
and first greeting him as King.
The royal family immediately with
drew from the death chamber, Dow
ager Queen Alexandra being led away
by the new King and Queen, who
shortly afterward returned to Marl
The End is Announced.
Just at the stroke of midnight the
crowds massed at the palace gate saw
a carriage drive swiftly out and
caught a glimpse of the Prince and
Mark Twain Leaves $180,000.
The will of Mark Twain, filed at
Redding, Conn., leaves to his daugh
ter property worth $180,000, not in
cluding rights in his books or his un
Roosevelt at Copenhagen.
Theodore Roosevelt and his party
were guests at dinnerof Crown Prince
Christian, acting as the representative
of King Frederick at Copenhagen,
tn the Hives of Industry.
Printers at Oklahoma City, Okla.,
have obtained an advance in wages.
Chicago billposters gained a S3-a
week increase and improved condi
A mortuary benefit plan has been
adopted by the Bricklayers' Interna
Iron Molders' International Union
has a membership of approximately
The steam, engineers organized
some fifteen new unions during the
last month ia tbs United Btatei and
EDWARD, NEW PRINCE OF
WALES, AND HEIR TO
THE THRONE. -
Princess of Wales-the former then
the reigning King-within, haggard
and grief stricken.
A few minutes later one of the
Court officials left the palace.
"Is the last news about the King's
condition being critical true?" asked
one in the throng.
'"The King, sir," was the quiet re
ply, "is dead."
Yet in the silence of the night,
though stricken beyond belief, the
hundreds stood mute about the palace
gates, loyal and sympathetic in their
The actual Illness from which the
King suffered was an asthmatic car
The King died as he had lived-in
harness. He refused to stay in bed
on Friday morning, but got up, and
even transacted business as iisual,
with Lord Knollys, his private secre
He faced his illness, the Times
says, with courage and determination,
and except during his attacks of
coughing and choking conversed as
usual. He had a bad paroxysm of
coughing in the forenoon, and in the
afternoon such paroxysms recurred,
until in the evening the attacks took
the form rather of a failure of breath
and he became comatose, but
throughout he remained up.
Outside the palace early in the
afternoon long strings of motor cars
and* carriages had begun to fill the
courtyard of the entrance in Buck
ingham Palace Road. The streams
continued without intermission until
6 o'clock. All the well-known people
ifl London were leaving calls and
making inquiries-politicians, Am
bassadors, dignitaries of the church,
great leaders, men of note in the
world of sport, writers, painters, one
or two actors, even-every class was
represented in the line which ad
vanced slowly to the door and then
drove away with saddened faces look
ing out upon the people gathered
round the gates.
Prince of Wales in Palace.
All this time the Prince and
Princess of Wales were in the palace.
They had driven thither from Marl
borough House at 10.30 and re
mained in the room next to that in
which the dying King lay. Here
Queen Alexr.adra and the Princess
Victoria also spent the day. The
King was very glad he was able to
command once more the services of
the sister who had nursed him during
his recovery from the operation in
1901, and several times sent out
word to his family that he was as
comfortable as he could expect to be.
The Queen watched over His Majesty
with'the utmost devotion.
Queen at His Bedside.
The Queen was not content to leave
the care of the King in the skilled
hands of those who surrounded him,
though Sir Francis Laking and Sir
James. Reid had for years carefully
studied His Majesty's physique. Sit
ting for hours by his bedside Her
Majesty did not relax her loving vig
During his nine-year reig
especially devoted to furtherin
mainly through his influnce th
Triple Entente became an ace
As a direct result of this ]
vented, when France and Gera
question in 1905.
The Balkan crisis of 1908
European conflagration, was si
Other results of King Ed\
The Anglo-French and
treaties of 1903, followed by
treaties between other Powers.
Giant strides in the mt
naval and military armament,
interview between King Edwa
in 1908, showed a decided chi
The salient dates in the li
1841, November 9--Bon]
1860-Visit to the Unitec
1863, March 10-Marna
Denmark, at Windsor.
1865, June 3-Prince G
quently Prince of Wales and i
1875-Visit to India.
1896-Won the Derby w
1901, January 22-Succe
1902, June 24-Operate
thought to be dying.
1902, August 9-Crow
Emperor of India.
1910, May 6-Died at Bi
KILLS TWO, INJURES NINE.
Runaway Freight Car Dashes Down
Steep Grade Into Passenger Trolley.
Springfield, Ohio.-Two men were
killed and nine persons severely in
jured in a wreck on the Ohio Electric
Railroad, near Urbana. W. H. Fer
guson, a motorman, and M. N. Roark,
of this city, were killed when a trail
ing freight car broke away from a
trolley express car and plunged down
a steep grade into a passenger car.
The injured include two women.
Mrs. Margaret Emerson McKim
flied suit in Reno (Nev.) for divorce
from Smith Hollins McKim.
Two of Mrs. B. C. Hyde's sisters,
Lucy Lee and Sarah Swope, testified
at the Hyde trial in Kansas City.
Mrs. Clara Shortridge Foltz, of LOB
Angeles, has been appointed a mem
ber of the State board of charities.
Mrs. Marie Berg, purchaser of the
Grover Cleveland farm near Prince
ton, N. J., sued in Trenton to have
set BBide a 32000 mortgage she gave
M part payment as in excess of tho
VRlue ef the property;
ilance. She watched the doctors at
their work, and they also never left
the sickroom, except for briefest in
tervals. The Princess of Wales is a
very able nurse, and she also ren
dered some assistance in the sick
chamber. The Duchess of Albany
was another member of the royal
family who came to see His Majesty,
and when she left she was weeping
A Despairing City.
London, with King Edward lying
dead, is a despairing city. All the
West End theatres were practically
empty that evening. Even the physi
ognomy of the streets showed a sad
change. Thoroughfares which are
normally scenes of life, bustle and
gayety resembled the streets of a city
through which the shadow of *death
had stalked. Pedestrians were rare.
Cabs and taxis passed by at intervals
instead of In a ceaseless file, and
motor buses rumbled past empty or
nearly empty of passengers.
In the eyes of the English Consti
tution the King never dies. The death
of one monarch is technically termed
the demise of the Crown, and is me
chanically followed by the accession
of his sucessor. Thus, when King
Edward had drawn his last breath in
the presence of his family, among
whom was, of course, his'eldest sur
viving son, the Prince of Wales, Eng
land at that moment came into pos
session of a new King. No formal
notification was necessary, but it may
be assumed that the new monarch's
subjects present at King Edward's
death paid homage to King George
V. What will this reign bring forth?
Friends Admit Nation's Crisis Has
tened the King's Death.
The sudden death of King Edward
has staggered the English nation.
Only ten days ago he returned from
a pleasure trip to Biarritz, and only
recently he was conducting the bus -
ness of State and giving audience?.
That the King's end was hap J
by worry over the unpreceder po
litical conditions confronter .and
ls sadly admitted by his fri j.
Several important and Ic planned
official events must be abandoned as
the result of the death of the mon
arch who had ruled Britain so popu
larly for nine years. Among those
will be the abandonment of the prin
cipal functions of ex-President Roose
velt's, tour, as far as England is con
The King's death leaves the empire
in a grave political situation. It is
believed that the struggle between
the Lords and the Commons will be.
Messages of grief and sympathy
have been received from all British
dominions and from foreign nations
which have heard the news of Eng
MINE DEAD NUMBER 105.
Experts Are Certain That Every Man
in the Workings Perished.
Palos, Ala.-There were 195 men
-45 white and 150 negroes-in Mine
No. 3 when an explosion occurred.
Experts said it was impossible that
any would survive.
Fifteen bodies were recovered. The
work was interrupted at intervals by
black smoke driving the rescuers
Among the victims are many sur
vivors of the recent disaster in the
Mulger mine, who had come here to
AUTO TIRE EXPLODES-3 KILLED
Macon Fire Engine Going at Terrific
Speed When Accident Occurs.
Macon, Ga.-Three firemen were
killed here and three others were in
jured when the tire on an automobile
engine exploded on the way to a fire.
The dead are: Lee Roberts, C. A.
McCreay and J. E. Bufflngton.
The engine was going at a terrific
rate of speed when the accident oc
.ts of the Late King.
n King Edward's efforts were
g the cause of peace. It was
lat the Anglo-French-Russian
pact a European war was pre
riany clashed on the Moroccan
\, which threatened a general
Dived without war.
yard's peace campaign were:
more than a score of similar
)vement for the limitation of
Even Germany, following an
.rd and the Kaiser at Cronberg
mgejn this respect,
ie of the late monarch are:
i at Buckingham Palace.
1 States and Canada,
ge to Princess Alexandra of
eorge, Duke of York, subse
low King, born.
ieded to the throne.
d upon for Perityphlitis and
ned King of England and
Doctor a Victim of Science.
Dr. Howard T. Ricketts, a profes
sor in the University of Chicago, died
at Mexico City from spinal meningi
tis, which developed as he was recov
ering from an attack of typhus. He
contracted typhus while-studying the
disease, which is peculiar to Mexico.
Foreign Poultry in Market.
Several large consignments of
dressed poultry arrived in New York
City from Liverpool. They included
984 cases of chickens, thirty-five of
squabs and 951 of ducks.
Millions of Rebates on Coal.
Albert H. Walker reported to At?
torney-General Wickersham, at Wash
ington, D. C., that discounts granted
by the Reading Company to the Phila
delphia and Reading Coal and Iron
Company in twelve years cost inde
pendent coal shippers more than
Sugar Weigher Arrested.
H. T. Martin, a United -States as
sistant weigher, was arrested tn New
York City on a charge of falsifying
returns on a cargo ot lugan
HISTORY KING EDWARD
SKETCH KING GEORGE.
. KING EDWARD VU
. King of the united kingdom *
. of all the British dominions be- *
. of all the British domainions be- *
. yond the seas, emperor of India. *
. Born in Buckingham palace, .
.London, Nov. 9, 1841.
. Second child and eldest son of *
. Queen Victoria and Prince Con- .
. sort Albert.
. At 7 weeks old he was creat- *
. ed prince of Wales.
. As heir apparent to the throne *
. he succeeded to the title of duke .
. of Cornwall and its rich emolu- *
. As heir to the crown of Scot- *
. land, he became great steward of *
. Scotland, duke of Rothesay, earl *
. of Carrick, baron of Renfrew, .
. and lord of the isles.
. In 1849 he was created earl *
. of Dublin. *
. He was also duke of Saxony, *
. colonel of tho Tenth Hussars, *
. cplonel-in-chief of the Rifle Bri- *
. grade, and field marshal both in *
. the British and German annies. *
. He was educated by private *
. tutors and at Edinburg univer- *
. sity, Oxford and Cambridge.
. In 1860 he made a tour of the '
. United States and Canada. *
. In 1862 he made a trip to the "
. Began public life in January, .
. 18G3, as a member of the house .
. of lords.
. He was married March 10, .
. 1863, to Princess Alexandra, old- *
. est daughter of King Christian *
. of Denmark.
. The had six children.
. In 1872 he narrowly escaped *
. death as a result of a typhoid *
. fever attack.
. Elected grand master of the *
. Free Masons in 1874.
. He made an extended tour *
. through the Indian empire in ?
. He succeeded Queen Victoria *
. Jan. 22, 1901; crowned Aug. 9, *
. 1902. .
. Tho civil list of the king was *
. fixed in 1901 at $2,284,200 a *
. year. *
. Was the most traveled monarch *
. of Europe. *
Edward VU was one of the great
est royal diplomats the world has
ever known, a force for peace and
His death at a crisis in the history
of England removes a wise and
beneficent ruler, who by tact and
discretion ever advanced the in
terests of his own country and pro
moted harmony in the concert of
Naturally of a quick, impulsive and
energetic disposition, a man of ac
tion, who for nearly four decades
was obliged to hold his powers in
restraint, he became not the "Merry
Monarch" the wiseacres believed he
would be, but a wise, tactful and
able king. He came of an earnest
and practical race, which, although
it wore the insignia of royalty, was
democratic at heart.
Because of the long reign of the
illustrious Queen Victoria, he was.
with the exception of William IV,
the oldest monarch who ascended the
English throne since Egbert assum
ed that dignity nearly 1200 years ago.
In honor o:t his father and maternal
grandfather.-, the royal infant was
christened Albert Edward. He wasi
always known by both names while I
prince of Wales, and was called
"Bertie" in the family circle. As ?
king he chose to adopt a good old
English name and rule, as Edward
His German father and mother be
lieved that children, no matter to
what rank they were to attain in
later years, should be reared to un
derstand that the accident of birth
should be no source of pride. Instead
of a long string of names he was
christened simply Albert, after his
father, and Edward for his grand
father, the Duke of Kent. The
Prince Consort, in drawing up direc
tions for the guidance of the teachers
of his boy, closed with these words:
"Your great aim shall be to build
up a noble and princely character, in
intelligent sympathy with the best
movements of the age."
He was 19 years old when he made
a trip to Canada and the United
States. He readily brought himsell
into line with the spirit of the new
world. He had the tact to set aside
exclusiveness and ceremony of court
life and to mingle freely with the
people. His unaffected manner and
good fellowship won for him thou
sands of friends.
In 1863 as prince of Wales, he
formally entered public life as a
member of the house of lords. It
was, too, the year of his marriage.
The bride was Princess Alexandr a
Caroline Mary Charlotte Louisa Julio,
oldest daughter of the late King
Christian of Denmark. Six children
were born, two of whom have died.
Military operations during his
reign were limited to the expedition
against Tibet and fighting with na
tives in South Africa and on the
frontier of India. Otherwise Eng
land has been at peace with the world.
In the field of world politics his
influence was steadily cast on the
side of peace. He held the nation in
check during the storm of public
Before insuring elsewher<
Old Line Companies.
Ad The Farmer? ]
. FACTS .ABOUT THE NEW
. George Frederick Ernest Al
. bert, Duke of Cornwall and York.
. Born at Marlborough House,
. London, June 3, 1865.
. Educated at home.
. Joined the training ship Bri
. tannia as naval cadet, October,
. Made a tour of the world as
. midshipman on H. M. S. Bac
. chante, 1880.
. Confirmed by the Archbishop
. of Canterbury, 1882.
. Appointed midshipman on H.
. M. S. Canada, 1883.
. Passed as sub-lieutenant, ob
. taining a first-class for seaman
. ship, 1884.
. Promoted lieutenant, 1885.
. -Served under the Duke of
. Edinburgh in the Mediterranean
. Squadron, 1885-6-7.
. Made commander of H. M. S.
. Thrash, under Admiral Watson,
. and again visited Canada, 1890.
. Became Heir Presumptive on
. the death of the Duke of Clar
. ence, January 14, 1892.
. Created Duke of York, Earl
. of Inverness and Baron Killar
. ney, May 24, 1892.
. Married at the Chapel Royal,
. St. James', the Princess Vic
. toria Mary Augusta Louise Olga
. Pauline Claudine Agnes, only
. daughter of. the late Princess
. Mary of Cambridge and the Duke
. of Teck, July 6, 1893.
. Made Commander of H. M. S.
. Crescent, June 8, 1898.
. Promoted Rear-Admiral and
. Colonel-in-Chicf of the Royal
..Marine Forces, January 1, 1901.
. Became] ipso facto Duke of
. Cornwall on the death of Queen
. Victoria, January 22, 1901.
. Also inherited the titles of
. Prince and High Steward of
. Scotland, Duke of Rothesay,
. Earl of Carrick, Baron of Ren
. frew and Lord of the Isles,
. January 22, 1901.
HISG GEORGE V.
sentiment that followed the action of
the Russian fleet in firing on the
fishermen in the English channel, lt
was through his diplomacy that
.friendly (relations were "established
with France and were maintained
with all the other nations of the
Ti e New King.
During the last trip abroad made
hy his ?father, King George, then
prince of Wdes, had to take on his
shoulders some of the kingly duties.
The result startled England.
The new king previously had been
best known for the things he didn't
.do. Even the most loyal supporters
of the royal family did not take him
seriously. Good-hearted, quiet, rei
served, unenergetic, perhaps a little
negative-this was the general esti
But when Prince George took the
tiller, he forced his critics to admit
they had underestimated bim. He
showed evidences of careful study of
European and colonial conditions, he
was widely read on every subject. He
made speeches that were clear,
straight-forward, illuminating and
forceful. He showed hmself one of
the best informed men in England on
Previously an extraordinary igno
rance prevailed, even in England,
about the future ruler. He wasn't
the striking, showy personality that
his father was. He didn't set styles
for the world. He was not a gallant.
He avoided the limelight.
The marriage of Prince George and
the princess was at the wish of
The new King of England was
known as the sailor prince. He went
to sea while still a young.boy, and
has gone through every ?;rrade of the
navy service. He has cruised
around the world and made a long
trip in visiting all the British col
onies in 1901.
Queen May, whose full name is
Victora Mary, was destined for a
throne from her birth. She was born
in the royal palace of Kensington on
May 26, 1867.
Prince Eddie, now prince of Wales,
is 14 now, and is studying at the
Royal Naval college, Osborn, Isle of
Wight. He goes through the same
studies as the rest of the pupils,
works in the shops and the foundry,
and likes it. With a strong inherited
taste for the navy, he will probably
go into the anny, and is already en
rolled in the ranks of the famous
\ & BYRD j
5. We^represent the Best
Bank of Edgefleid
More Than 1,000 Killed et
ONE TOWN TOTALLY DESTROYED
In the Brief Time of Four Seconds
Hundreds of People Killed and
Wounded and Families Made Hone
less-Some Americans Killed.
San Jose, Costa Rica, By Cable..-*
The list of dead at Cartago now
number not less than 1,500. The city .
vas destroyed by an earthquake which
lasted four seconds. It was a tremen
dous movement which followed a few
minor shocks during the day. It oc
curred Wednesday evening. Had the
shock come during the sleeping hours
hardly any could have escaped. Every
house was totally destroyed, includ
ing four churches and the patace of
the American Peace court, the gift of i
Some Americans are reported to .
have been killed. No medical aid j
could be obtained, and the survivors
suffered greatly from lack of food
and water. Many of the wounded
died, suffering terribly. Entire fam
ilies have been wiped out. Rafael
Angel Troyo, the Costa Rican poet,
whose works are known iu many
countries, is reported killed.
Tke college of the sicilian priests
fell while the priests and children
were at prayers. Two priests aod
ten children were killed.
The earthquake was followed hy \
a roaring which came apparently
from deep down in the earth, and
for six hours the disturbance con
New York, Special.-Juan J. Ulloa.
the Costa Rican consul general in this
city, said that he had received un
official adrices from his country, in
forming him that the city of Paraiso
had been practically destroyed by the
earthquake and that this has led to
estimates that the loss of life might
reach 1,000 with 10,000 persons reci
dered homeless, and a property loss
possibly aggregating of $25,000,000.
Paraiso has a population of 3,500.
Surprising Freak of Nature.
Chicago, Special.-A case whicli
in many ways eclipses that of the
Siamese twins was brought to light ;
here when the seven-months-old son
of Martha Petzinger died from au
operation at the Norwegian Hospital.
The operation disclosed the fact that
a child about seven months advanc
ed was in the process of formation
in his abdominal cavity.
Six doctors beside those who did
the work were witnesses to the opera
tion, which was supposed to h?ve
been for a tumor.
The first thing that attracted at
tention to the surgeons was the feet.. ,
Closer examination showed that the
inner child was perfectly formed n
Blame the Farmers, Of Course.
St. Louis, Mo., Special.-That the
farms of the United States are not
producing half what they should, be
cause of a lack of practical education
among the farmers, was the explana
tion of the high cost of living prob
lem offered hy Secretary of Agricul
ture James Wilson, in an address at
the Farmers' Union rally.
Boston, Mass., Special.-A marked
increase in the world's gold supply
and extravagance and waste, public
and private, are the principal reasons
given for the high cost of living by
a special state commission which has
been investigating the subject for
Honored on Foreign Soil
London, By Cable.-Before a vast
audience which filled the Royal Al
bert hall, the Royal Geographical So
ciety presented Commander Robert
E. Peary with the special gold medal
of the society and through its presi
dent welcomed the American explorer
as "the. first and only human being
who ever led a party of his fellow
creatures to a pole of the earth."
Carnegie Hero Awards.
Pittsburg, Special. - Thirty-two
awards of medals for acts of heroism
were made by the Carnegie Hero Fund
Commission at its spring meeting
here. Seven silver and twenty-five
bronze medals were ordered struck
off for the fortunate ones, while
monthly pensions aggregating $196,
death benefits of $4.880 and special
'awards totaling $13,100 were made
The cash awards were to liquidate
mortgages and other indebtedness
and for educational purposes.
The awards were made among
others to the following:
I Harley Tomlinson, Norwood, N. C..
I (died) ; Frank Forrest, Norwood, N. C.
Compliment Cannon; Honor Eing.
Washington, Special.--A personal
tribute of both parties to Speaker
Cannon in commemoration of his 74th
birthday was expressed for the house
by Democratic Leader Clark and re
plied to by the Speaker Saturday.
The house adopted a resolution of
sympathy for the family of the late
King Edward, and the British people
and as a "further mark of respect"
adjourned for the day.
Raise the Battleship Maine.
Washington, Special.-After 12
years the ill fated batleship Maine is
to be removed from the Habana har
bor and the bodies which went down
with the vessel will be . interred in
the national cemetery at Arlington.
A bill providing for such removal
and burial has passed both houses.
The bill directs the raising of the
vessel by the secretary of war and
board of engineers with "all conven
ient speed." The bodies in the ship
are to be buried at Arlington and the
mast lifted above their graves as a