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ONE CENT
IS Ctty of New York.
3rrr*T City " nd
Koboken.
"~V««» LXIX....X 0 - 23,062.
FLOOD RISES
fAWS
Vi ) VAIX OF WATERS
IMMEDIATELY.
Jrmft and Navy Forces Requi
sitioned for Aid for Help

less Thousands.
Paris. Jan. 20.— The river authorities
early this morning announced that the
Seine would continue to- rise until
Thursday, and will exceed the high rec
crd of IS-V2.
The Lyons Railroad Company sent out
a notification that all service out of
Paris has been suspended.
The great bonded warehouses at Bercy
appear to be doomed to destruction, in
volving an immense loss. The mer
chants are hurriedly removing what they
can.
Seine at Color.ibes threatens mo
,ount the parapet and
• ; -pulous working class suburb
nfers, six miles northwest of
This pis re has a
. not 7.< M».
tfeoritias have teie
p-aphe.l ;o th-^ gen.Tais in the provinces
ns. bedding and sappers
ere the floods are most
-
-•■- of Marine has or
of the ports to dispatch
Bd crews to Paris,
boat pontoon broke from its
- ga at J o'clock this morning and
*•■* c.'-r' against one of the arches of
!"Alma. completely obstruct
bt at that point. It probably
c to be blown up.
disaster to a
•' France. The ordinarily
and peaceful Seine is now a ra-jr
sf • <md rising at the rate of
■a inch an hour. As it
seaward it sounds the
- - and de
Official r*>p°rts from the Seine's afflu
ents yesterday afternoon that they were
beginning to fall have proved incorrect,
for they are rising steadily, and the offi
cial estimate last night is that the Seine
tnil be at l^a^t fifteen inches higher by
I'r.is afternoon.
AREA ENLARGING.
The victims of the flood number more
tfaaa a hundred thousand, and the mone
tary ln?s is incaJculable. Thousands of
roer people are hopelessly ruined and
are fleeing to Paris. The government by
urgent measures has requisitioned army
iid navy material to house the suffer
ers ar>d boats for the rescue of the
Btrfcken. as well as those imprisoned in
the houses m the flood centres on all
Eides of Paris.
The region of inundation is steadily
. csJa3ing , ■it**- viJUijeres in "«cor«»<««f
riaccs -are completely submerged, the
people fleeing for their lives and aban
doning everything. In many cases the
loiciiers have been obliged to use force
'■ compelling the inhabitants to evacu
ate Their homes. Hundreds of them re
fused to leave, clamoring only for food
and water.
In Paris the situation is rapidly becom
ing worse. The flood is insidiously in
vading the compactly lilt area on either
fide of the winding Seine, undermining
th* 5 residences and public buildings and
forcing the evacuation of many houses.
All the streets in one arrondissement in
the southeastern section are running
rivers. Every hour helps to complete the
tie-up of th«= telephone, telegraph and
railroads. The subway and tram services
arp diminishing, and in every section gas
and "l-crnc light are failing.
Paris is practically cut off south and
■west, and if the ■ resent conditions con
tinue the question of food supplies will
become menacing. The Senate yesterday
unanimously adopted an appropriation of
$400,000 for national relief, and various
societies are sending out calls for aid.
The public fund for this purpose is
President Fallieres heads the
list with $4,000. Th« Rothschilds have
«iveii $20,000. the Bank of France $10,000
•ad the Eanque de Paris et dcs Pays-
EaS, $10,000.
RESCUES BY BOAT.
The entire population of Ivry-sur-
S°in" and adjacent places, which are
completely covrfd with water, are in a
'iesp*-rat» state. Only the tops of the
houses at Alfortville are visible, the water
averaging twelve feet in the streets
At this place, since I o'clock yesterday
teorning. three thousand persona have
been rescued by boats, and thirty thou
sand oth^r? from this section have found
safety by their own efforts. In many
*°jnu along the rivers the houses are
Elapsing, and the wreckage is whirled
f -fi In the " .im.
The rescue work at Alfortville was
hampered last night by lack of light.
Th*rp were weird scenes as the boats,
aided now and then by the glare of a
Karchlight, were rowed here and there,
flwpondlng »o calls for help.
Sut the rescuers had more to contend
*ith than the turbulent waters. Groups
c * Apaches had gathered and soon were
In the work of piracy. They
«eiztd several of the boats and robbed
ir-scued and rescuers alike. In some
they entered toe houses and ear
ned on their depredations. Finally a
■° rc * <'f soldiers appeared on the scene
and drove off the looters.
There were many eases of drowning
40)1 death to the aged and sick as a re
*u!t of shock and exposure. Two in-
of death were particularly pa-
x ~etic. Ag«-d and infirm and finding
Uemselreg unable to move, a man and a
v< »nan hanged themselves to a bedpost.
T n*! h<i««pit.al at Ivry, containing tWO
Jjoasand patients, is surrounded by
*a*er. As there ia no means of cooking
l-*l -* for *l or of heating the building, the
Patients must be removed unless the
"'O'-d luhrfdes. and the attending pbysi-
c '-ans fear that grave results will follow.
p r*si<lr. nt p^uiereg and 'the Premier.
% Briand, made an automobile trip fes-
afternoon through the flooded dis
rj^s in th<? eastern section of Paris.
\ S?r T-alkf-d l ii rough some of •... -I reels,
■«ec deep with mud and water, and *«*'
v?, crow<l s flying, men .fuggintD at
"'•tfs and trunk's, and weeping women
with .-hildren and all sorts >>(
l«aiui.jc<t «v third pas*.
IXfetti'Tifttk ffltihiiitiL
T> r. T °- d »y. f:tir.
i»-niorroM. „ . T rlnadr.
TO BETIfiE CANNON.
_
PLANS TAKING DEFI-
\ITE FORM.
( &mau to Ascertain Republican
Sentiment Toward Speaker
Proposed.
[From The Tribun.- Burr.iv.
Washington. Jan. '27*. — While those reg
ulars in the House who place their
wishes for the success of the Republican
party above their desire to gratify Mr.
Cannon still hope that the Speaker will
soon announce his withdrawal from the
field, preparations are being made to
eliminate him from the present danger
ous situation, if necessar> . by compul
sion. Each day the ranks of those who ad
mit that 'Tanivinism" and the high cost
of living arc th° only two Issues which
the Republicans need fear in the next
campaign are increasing. To-daj . for
the first time, definite plans for the re
moval of the former issue were discussed
by regular Republicans. Several plans
are talked of, which may not be carried
out for some weeks, but it Is practically
assured that before the close of the pres
ent <"ongress a great number of Repub
licans will put themselves on record as
opposed to Mr. Cannon's re-election to
his present positior
PLAN TO CALL CA.UCCB.
Those who are taking an active part
in the discussion are Representatives
Foster, of Vermont; J. Hampton Moore,
of Pennsylvania, and Goebel. of Ohio.
They had a long conference to-day with
Representatives Hayes, the insurgent
leader, and members of the Ohio dele
gation, who are anxious that a caucus
be called for the purpose of taking up
the President's legislative programme.
In talking with Representative Goebel
Mr. Hayes declared his willingness to
enter a Republican caucus for th«> pur
pose of giving impetus to the President's
recommendations, and said that in his
opinion the other insurgents would be
equally willing.
The question of "Cannonism" was then
taken up and a caucus devoted to that
question was discussed, with the result
that within an hour a dozen regulars
opposed to the re-election of the Speaker
had been consulted and declared that
they would support any reasonable prop
osition which would not reflect on the
personality of the Speaker, but would at
the same time place the Republican
party on record as opposed to his re
election.
The plan now talked of is to call a
caucus within a few weeks, or when a
majority of the Republicans in the
House have approved th* idea, to make
some minor changes in the rules and in
suni£ dipioxpa.titL-naa.niaer lo pot the ea.u-
B record as opposed to Speaker
Cannon's re-election. Several of the reg
ulars to-day made the prediction that a
majority of the Republicans were now
ready to take some such action, but that
it might require several weeks of per
suasion before they would be willing to
enter such a caucus.
The plan will be prepared by regulars,
and the insurgents will be merely auxil
iaries. If they are content to remain in
this position it is predicted that the de
nred end can be accomplished, but what
the advocates of the plan now fear is
that the more radical of the insurgents
will insist on such measures that timid
rpp;.:ars will refuse to keep them com
pany.
AX ANTI-< - ANNON LIST.
One of the regulars who is active in
the movement to have the sentiment of
the anti-Cannon men recorded gave the
Tribune correspondent the following list
of men whom he counted to support any
reasonable step in that direction: Rep
resentatives Ames, Anthony. Barclay,
Harnard, Bennet. Bradley. Cassidy.
Cocks. cole, Coudrey. Crumpacker.
Davidson. Diekema. Douglass. Driscoll,
Esch. Fish. Focht, Foster. Gillet, Hamer,
Hamilton. Hanna, Henry, Biggins, Gill,
Hollingsworth. Howland. Huhliani. of
"West Virginia; Johnson, of < >hio; Kus
termann, Lafean Loud, McKinlay. Mc-
LaugnJin, Martin, Moore. Njre. Pearre,
Plumiey. Prince, Scott. Smith, of lowa
Southwtck, Bteenerson, Stevens and
Taylor.
No definite decisions have been
reached by the leaders in this movement,
and it is probable that some days will
• lapse before any definite announcement
( an be mad It is acknowledged, how
ever; that a great number of Repub
licans feel that something will have to
be done before the adjournment of Con
gress Ui place the majority on record
and to remove the "Cannonism" issu<-.
All possible deference will be paid to
the feelings of the Speaker, and it will
be ma.de dear 'hat the Republican party
.as entire confidence- in his sincerity and
honesty Of purpose an.l a grateful ap
preciatfcMß ot his efforts in the past.
JEWELRY IS ASH CAS.
Janitor Recovers Gems Worth
$10,000 for Boston Woman.
Boston, Jan. 25.— The ash collectors
assigned to the Back Bay district of
Boston are sad to-night because Tues
day is not the day on which they rather
the ashes left in the rear of the houses
in Bo;. Ist.. n street, Mrs. Charles J.
Fhrin»-r. who liven in an apartment house
at BoytSton and Ipswich streets, how
ever, li glad that the ashes are not col
lected on Tuesday, and she also finds
considerable satisfaction in the fact that
Daniel Harvey, the janitor of the apart
ii,. Nt house, is an hon. st man.
Harvey to-day discovered in an ash
barrel, behind the Shrine.-*' apartments,
jewels' belonging to Mrs. Shriner, valued
at fIO.OOO. Mrs. Shriner lost the jems
more than .i week lar-*. and the police of
the Back Bay station have been cos
dUCting a careful investigation, on the
theory that the jewelry had been stolen.
Mrs. Shriner, it appears, had concealed
ho *r gems in a waste basket, which was
unexpectedly emptied. Harvey started
an investigation •' i; : - ••"■'■ which
Proved successful.
<„ ,-asv and .IHiKhtfiil. Spencer-a rorio
e^lasM* with Uiklt guard* 31 Maiden L*.
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7?OJ/i? /A r TENEMENT.
Work of Black Hand, Accord
ing to the Police.
Ninety Italian families in the big tene
ment houses at No. It*>.l to ltifl West 4th
street were thrown into a panic last
night when a bomb placed under the
stairway on the first floor exploded.
The hallways were instantly filled with
the choking dust from shattered stone
work and the fumes from the explosive
Ie the infernal machine.
One little sir! and Achilla Varese were
slightly injured. The police say the ex
plosion was the work of the Black Hand.
At about 8 o'clock people passing in
the street were startled by the explosion,
and the next minute the excited tenants
poured out. causing such a disturbance
that the reserves from the Charles street
station were called out. The force of the
explosion wrecked the stone and iron
stairways and landings in the tenements
and hurled the street door across the
street.
A woman living- on the fourth floor
told the police that she had received let
ters from the Black Hand, as did the
janitor of the building. Dominick Cfrin
cion. No arrests were made last night.
USE SEW ANALGESIC.
Elect Applied in Amputa
tion by Woman Surgeon.
_ . .._• {Bjr,;X<?lesrapb. ¥ ,u>.,Xh« .Tribune.].
'**■" "Hartford." Coring Jan. 251'— what is
said to be the first time in the medical
history of this country, electrical anal
gesia was used in operating on a human
teing to-day. The operation was before
about twenty-five prominent surgeons of
this city, and was supervised by Dr.
Louise Rabir.ovitch, who for fifteen years
has been perfecting her methods of elec
trical analgesia.
The subject was John Orosie, twenty
five years old, four of his toes being am
putated.
Under the direction of E">r. Rabioovitch
Dr. M. If. Johnson, of this city, applied
the electric current of four milliamperes
and fifty-four volts by means of three
» lectrodes, one at the ankle, another at
the Bhinbone and the third at the groin.
The operation was a complete success,
the patient feeling no pain and no after
effects.
The preat toe was taken from the left
foot and three to«*s from the right foot.
The operation was made necessary be
cause Crosic had all the toes on both feet
frozen several weeks ago and gangrene
was setting in. The young man felt no
pfcin and continued talking to the doc
tors, telling his side of the experience.
Last night at the Hartford Medical
Society's • lubrooms Dr. Rabinovitch
demonstrated the possibilities of her dis
on a rabbit, which she subjected
to the electrical analgesia, and, after
cutting; the spinal <ord sewed up the
wound, permitting the rabbit to hop
freely about the room, as though nothing
had h:ipp f 'n"'i
It is understood that the apparatus
will be sent to Philadelphia to be used
in the Genera! Hospital there. When
applied to the head the current Is said
ti Huse sleep and insensibility to pain,
without any nausea.
ACCUSES DR.
Pittsburg Woman Says Alien
ist Has Her Jewels.
i By Tolejjraph to Th« Tribune. 1
Pittsburgh Jan. 'S>. — It became known
publicly to-day that Dr. C. C. Wiley,
the well known Pittsburg alienist, was
arrested on January 18 on a charge of
larceny brought by Miss Dora Pedder,
one of his patients. She alleged that Dr.
Wiley had in his possession jewels to the
amount of $1,400 belonging to her.
Dr. Wiley was released under $1,000
bail for a. hearing before Magistrate
Kirby to-morrow morning. He refuses
to discuss the case.
Miss P"<ider is the sister of a promi
nent political leader. Dr. Wiley gained
renown aa an alienist for Harr; K.
Thaw at his New York trial. He also
organised methods of camp sanitation
during 'he Spanish-American War.
SCHWAB HAS HOUSE TO GIVE.
It Is in Providence, and Cost $100,000
to Build.
[By THesxaph to Th.> Tribune. J
Providence, .lan 25.— Charles M. Schwab,
who delivered an address here last evening,
said in an interview that he was Linking
for Home "i" to whom to present the hand
•_,,!,,, house which be owned In nils
city. Sonic months ago, when financial
difficulties overcame C. GuTord Ladd Just
as he «■• about to occupy ... new horn*
on the Bast Sldo, which cost JlOO.w*). it
passed into Mr. Schwab's hands. Tii.- place
has remained closed ever state*, and Mr.
gchwab on the occasion of .'us visit hhl<i
i,,. did not intend to occupy or .-•■ li it, but
expected ! " " l '- > - it away if Im could mid
i lie rlsht sort " ! l '■' ''' :ar »
A SCENE IX THE ENGLISH ELECTION.
The Bill Swinging Brigade Replaces the Suffragist Sandwich Board Corps.
fPhotograph copyrighted by I'nderwood &. Underwood. New York, i
POLICY UN TRUSTS
NO INDISCRIMINATE
PROSECUTIONS.
President Calms Business Seas,
Troubled bjf Unfounded
Assertions.
[From The Tribune Bureau.]
Washington, Jan. 25. — The President
found it necessary to make public at the
White House to-day a statement setting
forth his position with regard to trust
prosecutions, and declaring that "sen
sational statements as if there were to
be a new departure and an indiscrimi
nate prosecution of important industries
have no foundation." This declaration
of purpose was made necessary in the
estimation of the Chief Executive by
certain exaggerations of his recent dec
larations that there will be entire con
tinuity of policy in this administration
in dealing with the trusts.
The statement given out at the White
House to-day is as follows:
No statement was issued, either from
the Attorney General's office or the
White House indicating that the pur
pose of the administration with refer
ence to prosecutions under the anti
trust law is other than as -set .forth In
the message of the President of January
T. 1910. Sensational statements as if
there were to be a new departure and
an indiscriminate prosecution of im
portant industries have no foundation.
The purpose of the administration is
exactly as already stated in the Presi
dent's message
The statement was issued after the
President had talked with James J Hill
and had received information that prices
were crumbling in New York under va
rious report? printed yesterday and this
morning. Mr. Hill on leaving the White
House said he did not pretend to repre
sent or speak for the President in any
thing he said, but he was sure that the
President would not attack corporations
of themselves, but the sins of the cor
porations. If corporations were violat
ing the laws of the country he supposed
they would he brought to book.
HILL'S VISIT A COINCIDENCE.
Mr. Hill's visit to the White House.
which preceded the issuance of the state
ment, was. it was said later in the day.
merely a coincidence. Mr. Hill declared
that he had discussed "general condi
tions" with the President and had not
gone into the subject of the prosecution
of the trusts.
"Normally conditions are satisfactory
in all directions." said Mr. Hill, "but we
don't want a lot of wild stories to get
abroad that will cause depression."
Mr Hill did not want to discuss the
President's recommendations as to rail
road legislation, saying it was too im
portant a subject to take up "offhand."
"But we do need the rest cure badly."
he said, adding that the country should
have full time to recover from the panic
of 1!M»7. He thought that three or four
months of rest from agitation would do
a lot of good.
In his special message on interstate
commerce and anti-trust laws President
Taft, in connection with a recommenda
tion for a federal incorporation act, said:
It is the duty and the purpose of the
Executive to direct an investigation by the
Department of Justice through the grand
jury or otherwise, into the history, organi
zation and purposes of all industrial com
panies with respect to which there la
any reasonable ground for suspicion that
they have beep organized for a • purpose
and are conducting business on a plan
which is in violation of the anti-trust law.
The work is a heavy one, but It is not
beyond the power of the Department of
Justice if sufficient funds are furnished to
carry on the Investigations and to pay the
counsel png-aged in the work.
But such an Investigation and possible
prosecution of. corporations whose pros
perity or destruction affects the comfort
not only of stockholders but of millions of
wape earners, employes and associated
tradesmen, must necessarily tend to dis
turb the confidence of the business com
munity, to dry up the now flowing sources
of capital from its place, of, hoarding and
produce a halt in our present prosperity
that will cause suffering and strained cir
cumstances among the innocent many for
the faults of the guilty few. The question
which I wish in this message to bring
clearly to the consideration and discussion
of Congress I? whether, in order to avoid
Huoh a possible business dancer, some
thing cannot he done Jby which the busi
ness combinations may be offered a means
without great financial disturbance, of
changing the coaracter, organization and
extent of their business into one within
the liner of the law under federal control
ami supervision, securing compliance with
the anti-trust statutes.
WILEY.
LIGHTNING BROUGHT FORTUNE.
Dalhart, Tex.. Jan. Mrs. Josie Pettis
declared to-day that a bolt of lightning
struck the ground on the mountainside near
her farmhouse recently and tapped a spring
of crude oil. which is now producing 200
barrels daily The land, before the. un
covering of the spring, had barely yielded
enough to support her
ANTI-FOOTBALL BILL ADVANCED.
|H.. 'l>le*rapli :■ r„■ MMSt.]
Richmond, Va.. Jan. jo.— The hill | n the
Virginia House making tootba.ll punishable
by tine and imprisonment was favorably
i ■ ported to-day.
RECEIVERS .\AMUD
HOCKING ACTION IS
COLUMBUS.
Three Companies Represented
— Declared Necessary to
Preserve the Assets.
Columbus. Ohio. Jan. 26. — Receivers
were appointed by Federal Judg^ J. E.
Slater late last night tor the three com
panies comprising the Columbus and
Hocking Coal and Iron group interests.
A. L. Thurman. of Columbus, and Will
iam A. Barbour, of Xew York, wave
named receivers for the Columbus and
Hocking «'oal and Iron Company; A. T.
Seymour, of Columbus, receiver for the
Columbus and Hocking Clay Construc
tion Company, and F. N". Sinks, of Co
lumbus, receiver for the Columbus and
Hocking Brick Manufacturing Company.
The bond of the first pair of receiver
was fixed at $60,000. that of Seymour at
$25,000 and that of Sinks at $35,000. The
bonds were furnished by a surety com
pany and the receivers will take charge
at once.
The appointments were made upon the
application of Henry D. Hotchkiss, of
!Cew York, receiver in bankruptcy for
Lathrop. Haskins <* Co.. of New York,
for the first named receivership.
The Columbus and Hocking Coal and
Iron Company applied for receivers for
the other two companies. The stock of
these companies is heid by the same in
terests as control the Columbus and
Hocking Coal and Iron Company.
In the applications it was represented
to the court that the companies were
threatened with suits and attachments:
that if these were pressed the assets
would be dissipated and creditors would
suffer.
To preserve the assets it was declared*
the receivers were necessary. No allega
tion? of insolvency were made.
Attorneys stated that the troubles of
the companies were brought about by the
failure las! week following a 60 point
change in the stock in the New York
market of one of the creditors. Lathrop,
Haskins & Co.
TO SUE THE POOL.
Losers Will Seek to Fix Re
sponsibility for Orders.
Papers are being prepared, it was
learned yesterday, in an action which Is
to be brought against the members of
the Columbus and Hocking Coal and
Imn pool by customers of several Stock
Exchange houses not connected with the
pool, for whom George W. Harper, jr..
of No. lln Broadway, is attorney, and it
is expected that the complaint will be
filed to-day. A considerable number of
customers of commission houses were
long of Columbus and Hocking, among
them the complainants in the proposed
action.
On the morning of the collapse of the
pooi the stock of the complainants was
sold, the buyer being the specialist in
Columbus and Hocking. Hugh F. Criss.
whose own firm on the following day
went into a receivership as a conse
quence of the repudiation by members
of the pool of purchases of the stock
made by him for their account, as he
supposed, since the buying orders had
been given to him on the floor of the ex
change by the pool manager. Henry S.
Haskins, of Lathrop, Haskins & Co.
The basis of the action of the com-
I'iainants is the theory that the pool
agreement is in essence a contract,
under which all of the parties to the
agreement are jointly and severally
nable for losses, as In a copartnership,
and on that theory the contemplated ac
tion will allege breach of contract, the
complainants, who suffered serious losses
through the failure of pool members to
confirm the purchases for their account
through Mr. Criss of the* complalnaints 1
stock, seeking to establiali the validity of
Mr. Ciiss's status a.s the supposed agent
of the pool.
NEW POOL COMES TO LIGHT.
It developed yesterday that the pool
the operations of which Mr. Haskins di
rected on the day of the crash was not
that originally formed on March 1, 1000.
and extended on September 1 until
March 1 of that year, but one which was
formed on June 1. 1009, under an agree
ment operative until March I, 10 10.
The original pool of March 1. 1000. was
for -•",'""> shares, and jn September 1.
when its agreement a 'red. it held
13.000 shares. On the latter date an
other pool was formed, the life of which
was to be until March 1. This pool wua
to acquire 20,000 shares and also the
4.onttoued an ihlrd p»s«.
BANK SUSPENDED.
Mexico Cittf Institution Did
Sot Meet Demands.
Mexico City. Jan 2.">— The United
States Banking Company was to-night
suspended from the Clearing House on
its failure to make a settlement of to
day's business. By a special arrange
ment the bank has until 9:30 o'clock to
morrow morning to make pood its defi
cit, which Is said to amount to 400,000
pesos.
An officer of the bank to-night admit
ted that the Bank of Montreal had tele
graphed from it? Canadian headquarters
to. it= branch here, giving instruction?
not to advance any further funds to the
United States Banking Company.
M. Elsasser. vice-president of the
United States Banking Company, said
that it was doubtful whether the bank
would open its doors to-morrow. At the
.same time he said that there was a pos
sibility of making arrangements over
night to continue business. Hf ex
pressed the belief that the bank would
pay dollar for dollar to every depositor.
-BRAINSTORM" PLEA
Lieutenant Langhorst 's De
fence at Court Martial.
Baltimore. Jan. 25.— Insanity of the
•'brainstorm type" was the defence ad
vanced on behalf of Lieutenant Adoiph
Lansrhoret. of the e«ast artillery, who
was piaced on trial before a court-mar
tial at Fort MeHenry to-day. He is
charged specifically with neglect of duty,
breach of arrest and disobedience of or
ders.
"Guilty without criminal in. ant." was
the plea he entered. This was followed
by a statement of his counsel to the ef
fect that Lieutenant Langhorst. although
perfectly sane at the present time, had
suffered one of the sudden fits of insan
ity dubbed "brainstorms' at the Thaw
trial, and that he was suffering from
this kind of insanity at the time he com
mitted the deeds complained of. There
fore, it was argued, he was not respon
sible.
BABY DIES IN FIRE.
Cousin, Trying to Save It.
Falls Down Blazing Stairs.
Burdened with the weight of her three
year-old cousin, Lena Labarbera stum
bled down the flame filled stairway of a
tenement house at No. 14"0 Second ave
nue last evening, trying to reach the
street. At the first floor she stumbled,
dropped the child and fell through the
burning banister to the ground floor.
Unable to understand her frantic Italian
cries, the firemen carried her out and
Dr. McDonald hurried her to the Presby
terian Hospital, terribly burned. It was
not until a search of the building was
made after the fire was put out that the
body of the child was found.
The same death trap, an S-shaped hali
way at the top of the first flight, made
when the building was partly remod
elled, nearly took the life of Captain
Eugene McLoughlin. of Engine Company
44. who lost his way in the dark and fell
to the ground floor, receiving painful
bruises. The dead child was Philomena
Alesia. of Little Ferry. N. J
RACED WITH SURF
Aviator Nmrnmiig Escapes Fall
Into Sea.
San Diego. Cal . Jan. 2,">.— Charles K.
Hamilton, in a flight with a Curtiss bi
plane to-day, had a narrow escape from
falling into the ocean. Although he won
in his race with the surf, he met with
an accident on land, striking a barbed
wire fence and damaging his machine.
The aviator was not hurt.
Hamilton started out over the ocean.
It was noticed that water was leaking
from the radiator when he ascended, and
a minute later the spectators saw him
circling low over the water. He turned
and with the wind at his back raced for
shore, and came down just over the surf
line.
English, Contests Finish rcith
the Week.
[By Th» Xnaoriared Pr»ss.l
London. Jan. :5.-S»r A. F. A eland- Hoed.
the chief Unionist whip, retained his seat
f« r the West Division of Somersetshire.
Among those defeated were K. H. Newne*.
the newspaper proprietor, who previously
held the seat for the Northern, or Basset
law. Division of Nottinghamshire, for th-
Liberals.
San Francisco. Jan. _'•• — Before fifteen ! d. D. Sheehan was elected for the Mid
thousand persons Louis Pauthan, the division of Cork County as an Independent
French aviator, made an eight-mile Nationalist, defeating the official Redmon
flight in a stiff breeze at Tantoran to- "* candidate by a majority of S3. She«
day He rose about four hundred feet #han ls the "v*"* anti-Redmond National
being in the air twelve minutes. m thus " » le «ed. In l 9r ' he **•!**»*
. i the leadership of John Redmond, and sub-
GRIFFITH ELECTED SENATOR. | - iuently resigned his seat. but was r»
ußii £iJjiiC 1 t.U ai^AIUK.
The- elections will continue throughout
the week, but the nances of the Unionists
oMalnins a majority or of the Liberals sc
• ■rtng enough seats to render them inde
pendent of the laborites and Nationalists
have now disappeared, and it becomes a
most interesting question as to how th»
Liberal government !s going to meet the
difficult task before it. The air is tall of
suggestions of compromise, but nothin? : ,
likely to (m decided until the Prime .Min
ister calls a meeting of the Cabinet n«xt
Plurality in Raines's Old District
Exceeds 3,800.
Rochester. "Jan. 25.— The plurality of Kreo
ertck A. Grtttlth, of Palmyra, Republican
candidate for the state Senate, to succeed
the late John Raines. Si Riven as 3.5C6. His
pluralities by counties are: Wayne, £506;
Ontario. *S3; Yates. 602. The vote was light.
The Democratic candidate was John Col
mey, of Canandalgua.. , - *•*'•*'■$*
NOW
ONE CENT
o City of >«w Tafrfc.
Jersey City «o4
UNIONISTS AGAIN
MAKE HEADWAY
LIBERALS TO COS-
TROL HOWEVER.
Moderate Men in Both E j \*h
Parti, | M>u \Y r\ ■
BRITISH ELECTIONS TO DATE.
Five hundred and sixty members a*
the new Parliament have been elect
«d. They are distributed as follows:
Unionists 233
Liberals 214
Laborites 38
Nationalists ■ 72
The announcement of Unionist
gains continued with unbroken regu
larity. Out of thirty-three results de
clared during the course of yester
day they had nine gains, of which one
v.as in Scotland and one in Ireland.
Against these the Liberals were able
to set only two gains in Scotland.
By Cable M The Tribune. 1
London. Jan. 25.— The Liberals na*»
had another bad day in the English
counties, and are likely to have another
one to-morrow, when the results or
forty-nine divisions win be declared.
The Unionists gained nine division*
from Cumberland to Sussex and from
Essex to Wiltshire. Even so popular a
turfman as Sir Charles D. Rose could
not save Newmarket for the Liberals,
and old conservative strongholds were
regained with facility. The Unionist
victories included mid-Tyrone, where th«
Nationalist vote was split between two
candidates. This was the first Nation
alist loss in the elections, although seven
independents had defeated the Redmond
regulars in domestic feuds.
Austen Chamberlain's majority was
heavily increased.
The net Unionist anin at midnight was
£.">, with Rl per cent of the seats in th«
House of Commons filled. Even with the
remaining English counties runninsj
strongly in favor of the Unionists, tn*
government is likely to have a majority
of over a hundred, and not be absolutely
dependent upon the Nationalists.
The results of eight of to-day's elec
tions, three in England and. five in Scot
land, were made known late to-night.
Two Yorkshire divisions. Morley and
Normanton. which were uncontestsd By
Unionists at the previous election, re
turned a Liberal and a Labor member
respectively, with a smashing majority in
each case. Campbeli-Bannerman's old
constituency. Stirling, remained true to
iis Liberal faith, and at Goran and
Northwest Lanarkshire the Liberal can
didates won two badly needed v
tor their party. As set off against these
gains. East Renfrew was captured by
the Unionists. Nevertheless, the Lib
erals have done unexpectedly well in
Scotland, in face of the opposition of a
powerful press.
The number of member* elected now
reaches 560. out of 670. comprising *lt
Liberals. 3*5 Laborites. 72 Nationalists
and 233 Unionists, making th» present
coalition majority S4.
While the extremists on both sMi - ar»
talking excitedly about excluding the
Irish votes from the reckoning or -•*•-
ging the King into party strife, moderate
men will control the situation and prob
ably succeed in effecting a settlement of
the constitutional Issues.
Mr. Balfour has already quieted his
unruly followers. Lord Milner and th«
Right Hon. Alfred Lyttelton among them.
by declaring that the budget will gr>
through if there is a majority for it ia
the new House nt Commons.
The financial difficulties will possibly
be removed by the withdrawal of the
opposition to the budget in both houses.
The veto question, with th«" statutory
safeguards which the Prime Minister
has declared he must have If he retains
office, is more serious. There will be a
solid coalition of the majority Is the
House of Commons for the act prohibit
ing the i.ords from interfering with
financial measures, and presumably for
the veto law on the lines proposed by
the late Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerraan.
But the effective means of securing' the
consent of the Lords to these measures
is not disclosed.
The British constitution has been
thrown out of gear by the unprecedented
course of the Lords In hanging up th»
budget. The machine must be repaired
before it can run smoothly. A states
manlike settlement of the relations of
the two houses, brought about by con
ferences of moderate men representing
the government and the Opposition. 1*
more Important than the immediate
change in the fiscal system or the re
vival of Gladstonian Home Rule. In
this way the rights of the majority will
be upheld and the crown kept out of a
demoralizing conflict between the parties.
1. N. F. i
ELECTIONS ESI) SOOS.

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