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Governor Confers With His
Counsel—No Trying
of Defense
Legal Technicalities Are Expected to
Be Quickly Disposed Of—Taking
of Testimony Expected to
Begin Tomorrow
Albany, N. Y., September 17.—The stage
is set for the opening at noon tomorrow
of the trial of the impeachment of Wil
liam Sulzer, governor of New York, be
fore the first high court of Impeachment
ever convened in this state to pass upon
charges filed against her chief executive.
While Governor Sulzer conferred tonight
with his counsel, members of the assem
bly board of managers, who will act as
prospecutors, discussed with their legal
assistants methods of procedure on the
morrow. Members of the court of ap
peals and the senators who jointly com
pose the high court also mapped out their
plan of action.
duizer comment, aays rrienas
v Friends of the impeached executive re
peated their assertions that he is in good
spirits, confident of a verdict that will
clear his name of the stigma cast upon it
by the adoption of the articles of im
peachment. They were no less certain
that he had no thought of resigning and
thus escaping the ordeal of what prom
ises to be a# lengthy trial. On the other
hand, his opponents were free in express
ing the opinion that after the legal pre
liminaries had been swept away and the
taking of testimony had begun the gov
ernor would surrender his office rattier
than face cross-examination.
* From the governor's camp came no inti
mation of his defense.
There were only surmises. These in ef
fect were that his counsel first would at
tack the validity of the Impeachment on
the ground that the assembly had no au
thority to adopt the articles while in ex
traordinary session and that efforts would
be made to prevent senators who served
on the Frawley committee and those who
may be called un to testify from sitting
as judges.
If the preliminary object id ns art* over
ruled—and it is ihe general* opinion to
night they will be—ii is understood that
the governor will base iiis defense on the
claim that w hatevpr he may have done
prior to his inauguration last January
none of his acts while executive consti
tutes a high crime or a misdemeanor.
Anticipates No Delay
is strengthened by the assertion tonight
of Chief Judge Edgar M. Cullen of the
court of appeals, who will preside over
the deliberations of the high court.
"I anticipate no delay either In the
opening or the course of the trial," he
declared. "I expect we shall be able to
) decide the preliminary legal questions that
may be raised within a few hours and pro
ceed with the taking of testimony possibly
on Friday morning."
The procedure to be followed, order of
voting and other details, Judge Cullen
Fn , probably would be decided by a
committee composed both of Judges of the
court and senators. An important devel
opment today was the announcement by
Chairman Levy of the assembly managers
that John 13. Stanchfleld had been added
to the prosecutors' legal battery. Other
attorneys who will aid in the prosecu
tion are Alton B. Parker, Edgar T. Brack
ett, Eugene I at mb Richards, Isidore J.
K res el and Hiram Todd.
According to present plans, as soon as
the senate lias formally convened tomor
, row a committee will notify the judges
that the. senate is ready to take up tlie
business of the court, and the judges will
then go to the senate chamber. Chief
Judge Cullen will preside.
Ti. boaid of managers of the assembly
Will then appear and present the articles
of impeachment. At this point Governor !
Bulzer will lie called to present his an
swer. This will be presented by his law- j
(Continued on P«r« Two)
"** , m. .2
Object to Encourage En
listed Men in Navy to
Choose Trade
Washington, September 17.—Seci^
^ tary Daniels will extend to every ship
* In the navy the system of instruction
for apprentice seamen in common
school study and advanced classes in
certain technical branches which lie re
cently established at naval training
schools. Secretary Daniels said today
■ his object In establishing the floating
* schools was to encourage every enlist
ed man to choose some branch or trade
to follow In the service which would
fit him for civil life in case he did
not re-enltst.
"This system of Instruction,” said
* Secretary Daniels, "ought to convince
the people at large that service In the
navy is not purely exclusively military;
that the time of the enlisted men is not
completely given up to occupations that
unfU ttyem for civil purposes, but that
the then are the gainers not only phys
ically and mentally hut in many mat
ters that affect their success in life.
In other words, the new plan is cal
culated to convince both the men and
their next of kin that the navy is in
troth a manual training school and
. that service afloat ts an educational
^advaatafe to those who enlist."
The flrat relRnlnic Rnropenn ruler to vlalt the I nlted Staten. He la hunt
inK hear in the neat and la »tire to net one. It la aaid that If the hunt la
nuaueeeaafnl n tame hear will be thrown In hla nay.
...... I
Next Step Will Probably Be
Taken After Elections
of October 26
United States Battleships Will Be
Kept in Mexican Waters as Long
as Deemed Necessary—Refu
gees Tell Why They Left
Washington, September 17.—So far
as the Washington administration is
concerned it became known tonight no
move is contemplated in the Mexican
situation at present. The elections of
October l!t* now are awaited here with
keen interest arid the next step in the
policy of the United States is likely to
make its appearance thereafter.
Administration officials read long
excerpts of General Huertas message
to the Mexican congress published here
today, hut no formal comment was
made. It is understood that the admin
istration does not attach much impor
tance to the document, though there
are passages in it which did not pass
without careful notice.
Huerta’s statement that "the tense
ness of diplomatic relations" was "with
tile government of the United States,
although luckily not with that people,"
envoked little attention, as the same
sentiment had been previously voiced
by the Mexico City officials and the an
swer from here was the enthusiastic
encouragement which President Wilson
received when lie addressed Congress
and the speeches supporting him made
by republicans and demociats in Con
Battleships Will Remain
xu vpit'ieuiTH iu lilt* c-\pu auuii ui
periods during which American war
ships were authorized to remain in
Mexican waters caused some discussion.
Inasmuch as the ships are permitted
to remain another month, or until after
tlie general elections are held, no
statement of policy in this connection
is likely to be made until {hat time.
Informally officials let it be known
that tlie vessels would be kept in Mex
ican waters indefinitely* if the United
States deemed it necesasry for the pro
tection of its nationals.
Secretary Bryan sent a cablegram to
John. Bind at Vera Cruz advising iiim
of the government's view of the Huerta
message, but the contents of the dis
patch were not disclosed.
Huerta's declaration also that he
hoped to turn over the adinterim gov
ernment to a successor, while not giv
ing any direct information as to his in
tention not to be a candidate, strength
ened the belief here that he would not
figure in the coming elections. These
points may be the basis for the resump
tion ol' negotiations but the United
States does not intend to go forward
with them unless the Mexican authori
ties arc disposed to reopen -the par
Election Is
In some quarters here there is a strong
disposition to doubt whether there will
be a constitutional election in Mexico on
October 2t». Constitutionalist representa
tives point out that with the election only
about a month away, nobody knows who
the candidates arc or what their plat
forms will say.
Should an election be held, the attitude
the United States would take is doubtful.
Recognition will under no circumstances
be accorded Victoiiano Huerta. This is
known from unquestioned sources. # Re
ports that Huerta intended to secure the
election of some friend who might unb
(Coattaued oa Page Ft arte* a)
Despite Previous Invitation,
General Order Is Invoked
Barring Them
Action Not Taken Because They Were
Ex-Confederates, But on Account
of Order Allowing Only G. A.
R. Members in Parade
I Chattanooga, September 17.—Bn force
ment of an order excluding women and
| civilians from the forty-seventh annual
! Grand Army of the Republic parade today
prevented the N. B. Forrest camp of
Confederate Veterans, from participating
in the pageant. Clad in their gray uni
forms th? southerners were preparing to
; form in the line of inarch with Forsythe
| post, No. 16, of Toledo, O., when the or- j
j der was executed.
An invitation to Join in the parade had '
been tendered to Col. D. T. Dickinson, j
commander of the Forrest camp, by Col.
Henry N. Hanson, commander of the For- j
sythe post. As the Confederate veterans
passed along the line of soldiers in blue j
to the location of ?4ie Forsythe post they 1
were greeted with cheers by the Union \
veterans. Just when they were ready to ;
take their places Colonel Hanson informed
Colonel Dickinson that the commander of
the department of Ohio, Col. W. R. War
nock. had been instructed to bar every
one from the parade exoept Union vet
erans. Colonel Hanson expressed deep re
(Conllnued on mage Eighth
| Great Britain Would Not
Countenance Military
or Naval Action
Toklo, September 17.—China's acceptance
of Japan's demand in connection with the
killing of several Japanese at Nanking
Is confined thus far to minor points. No
answer has been received to tlie demand
for an apology for insults directed against
the Japanese flag and uniform or to the
demand for the dismissal of General
Chang Hsun from the governorship of
Ivlang-Hu province.
Before presenting the demands the
Japanese foreign offices sounded Great
Britain regarding her attitude in event
.of military action beins/taken and learned
that Great Britain would view it with ap
prehension. as such action would be likely
to encourage the partition of China
among tlie‘pow ers. The British govern
ment promised its support to Japan
diplomatically at Peklifis in the demand
for-indemnity and an apology but refused
to countenance military or naval action.
Military circles are pressing tlie gov
ernment to amend the demands so as to
obtain, an extension of certain concessions
and tlie right to establish a military bar
racks a I Hankow. ,
Tlie premier is urging Prince Yamagata
j and Prince Oyama. who are members
of the council of marshals, to use their
I influence to modify the militarist atti
' tude.
Unwilling to Go on Record
as Defying Wishes of the
People in Selections
State, According to Governor and Ad
visers, Has Complied With the
Law and Is Still Denied
Washington, September 17.—(Special.)
Many states have gone for months with
out the full representation, to which they
were entitled under the constitution In
the Senate. In moat such cases, however,
the blame was entirely upon the state,
and usually because a legislature was
deadlocked over a senatorial choice. Ala
bama occupies right now a unique posi
tion. According to the governor of Ala
bama, the state has complied with the
law ahd named a senator to fill the va
cancy existing from tlie state, and in this
contention ,he ?s s upported by some very
able lawyers.
On the other hand, the Senate itself
not officially, but through the expres
sion of its individual members, admits
that the question of the right of Repre
sentative Clayton to his seat upon the
credentials of ih° governor of his state
is at least a deoatable one, but neverthe
less they' have carefully refrained from
settling the question, and in the meantime
Alabama, through no fault of her own,
so tar as precedent is concerned, stands
without full representation. As a matter
of fact, in the opinion of quite a number
of senators and members of Congress the
Senate is not going to be in a hurry to
settle this question. They inay not settle
it at this session.
Intention of Amendment
Most senators art of the opinion that
the seventeenth amendment, without re
gard to how .t may be interpreted, in
tended to provide that after it went into
effect every new member of the United
States Senate should be elected by the
people. But the most important part
played In this matter is played by the
people themselves, and so far the people
have had no clmnce to express their
views. The Individual members of the
Senate all believe that it makes no differ
ence what technicalities one may Invoke
in rendering a decision as to the real
meaning of the seventeenth amendment
In ‘his connection, that the people them
selves believe that the meaning of the law
was that they would have a voice in *the
election of all United States senators
after the adoption of the amendment, and
if the people believe thfs, that it would be
the part of wisdom to decide it in that
To decide in favor of seating Mr. Clay
ton would establish a precedent for a suc
cessor for every member of the United
States Senate who was elected before
the adoption of the amendment, provided
he died, or resigned before the expiration
of his term. The Senate on a point of
law might come to the conclusion ‘that
this was perfectly proper and within the
meaning of the amendment and settle the
question, as they are the sole judges,
but they are not going to decide it that
way for the very best of reasons, and
that reason Is that they are firmly con
vinced that while they might put this fn
terpreation upon the question, the people
do not and will not and the Senate is
now answerable to the people.
What People Would Think
To decide that the governor had the
right to appoint would be regarded by
many people that the Senate was trying
to withhold their vested rights, and to
keep out of their hands as long as possi
ble the privileges granted them by this
amendment. The Senate does not want
to create" such an impression, with even
a minority of the people, and Inasmuch as
the most of them believi any way that
the success of Senator Johnston should
be elected by the people of Alabama, or
appointed with the consent of tlie legisla
ture, if they reach a decision at all In the
case, it will be adverse to Mr. Clayton.
Only the popularity of Mr. Clayton and
the strong contentions of Senator Bank
head -have served tl delay the matter at
all. otherwise it is quite likely that less
consideration would have been shown.
At presein there is not even a quorum
of the Senate in Washington, and quite
lik'ely there will not be for two or three
weeks until the currency bill Is ready to
be taken up In the upper House.
Most of Them Are Away
Senators In th“ meantime have taknn
advantage of the lull and most of them
are among their constituents. W hile at
home doubtless they will begin the prac
people of another state of their constitu
ents. and they may begin on the Clayton
case. It would be a brave—not to sa>
careless—senator who would go on record
with a campaign staring him in the face,
as being opposed to giving the people all
that they are entitled to under this
amendment, even if it concerns only a
neighboring state at this time, especiativ
when it ifi Just as easy to Justify the
other view of the question.
Opponents of every candidate for re
election to the Senate would point out
that the senator had voted to deprive the
eople of another state of their constitu
tional rights, and whether this were true
or not it certainly would have telling ef
fect with quite a. number of people wrho
look upon the question in the same light.
For this reason there can be but little
doubt but what the next senato#who rep
resents Alabama in the upper House with
Senator Bankhead, will be elected by the
people. Mr. Clayton himself is a candi
date for the place to whi^h he was ap
pointed and declares that he is In the
fight to stay, and that he has every as
surance that he will win.
4 WHUE KW( KS Bit; 4
4 St. Johns, Nf.. September 17. 4
4 A collision with a whale caused* 4
4 such serious damage to the Dan- 4
4 ish steamer Vladimir Reitz that 4
4 the vessel had to put In here to- 4
4 day for repairs^ The accident to 4
4 the Vladimir occurred Monday 4
4 about 250 miles east of St. 4
4 Johns. The crew* say the whale 4
4 approached at terrific speed but 4
4 could not alter the ship's course 4
4 in time to prevent the impact. 4
4 The whale struck the Vladimir 4
4 l.eadon, knocking a four foot 4
4 hole in tiie bow and injuring or 4
* killing the whale. 4
I » . ,—4
Women and Children Trampled in
Wild Rush to Rscape When
Music Calls for Fir
ing at Puebla

Puebla, Mpx., September 17.—A score
«»f women anti children were trampled,
some of them being seriously hurt, in a
; anlc which occurred In the plaza yester
day a.- a result nf pistol shots tired dur
ing the celebration of independence day.
The plaza was crowded with people who
rame to listen to the music by a military
I hand. The descriptive selection rendered
| i squired the firing of shots to make it
| realistic. Believing this to be a signal for
an uprising <>f sonic sort, men in the
crowd sprang up and shouted to the people,
to save themselves. There was a rush
and women and children w ho were seated
! on all sides were thrown ti the ground
i and trodden under foot. The hand fran
tically played in an effort t<» restore or
$200,000 DURING
Residents on Millionaire Row, New
York, Say Enormous Amount Has
Been Secured by Thieves.
Another House Looted
New York, September 17.—Residents
of Millionaires' Row on Seventy-ninth
and Eightieth streets, just east of Cen
tral park, estimated today that bur
glaries during the summer had dost
them $200,000.
The latest robbery occurred yester
day at the home of Mrs. Carl Wal
lach. *
Mrs. Wallach's son said thieves had
taken silverware, jewelry*, furs and
household goods worth $100,000. Several
families learned of their losses for tho
first time today, w’hen they reopened
their houses after being absent during
the summer vacation.
The thieves entered the Wallach res
idence through a skylight In the roof
and cleaned out the house in a leis
urely and painstaking manner. In one
of the bedrooms they established a
small smelting furnace in which they
melted down the silverware to conven
ient ingots. They left tile improvised
furnace behind them.
Among the lost valuables Mr. Wal
lach catalogued furs worth $20,000, a
[painting valued at $3500 and two chests
I of silverw are.
Attempt to Burn Historic Penhurst
Place Is Frustrated—Great Indig
nation Is Manifested
Hondon, September 17.—A suffragette
arson squad early today tried to burn
Penhurst place, the historic fourteenth
century country seat of Eord DeH’Isle and
Dudley at Tunbridge, Kent.
The inmates of the great mansion,
awakened by the crackling of wood ami
by clouds of smoke, found the frame
work of several windows on fire. House
hold employes succeeded in extinguishing
the lire.
Two women were observed fleeing across
the terrace in front of the place and suf
frage literature was scattered about the
Great indignation prevails among the
neighboring residents, as It is now certain
that the mansion, hitherto Open to visit
ors. will be closed tight. It contains
\aluable portraits of the ancestors of the
holder of the title, whose family name
I Is Sidney. The mansion is a treasure
house filled with antique tapestries. Many
articles were left there by Queen Eliz
abeth, who frequently occupied the house
during her reign.
.'.n art gallery contains some of the
most valuable Vandykes and Holbeins in
‘.he Isle of Wight.
120,000 SOLDIERS
Is Culmination of Grand Maneuvers of
French Army—Engagement Wit
nessed by Poincare
(‘astel-Sarrasin. France, September
17.—A pitched battle in which 120,< >0
I men engaged was fought near here to
day. and was witnessed by President
It was the closing event of the
French army maneuvers. The Northern
Blue army and the Southern Ked army
had been fighting for seven days a
series of preliminary mimic engage
Today brought Ihe main coni ingents
face to face with a front extending 20
miles in the Glrone valley. Before day
light cavalry, artillery and Infantry
were stirring in preparation for Ihe de
cisive battle, while aeroplanes were
swarming over the respective positions
on duty as scouts.
President Poincare, with Eugene Et
ienne. minister for war, observed the
battle from a hill near this town.
I t
Slips Are Attributed to
Seams of Coal Under
neath Rotting
Birmingham, England, September 17.
The Panama canal figured prominent
ly In the proceedings of the British
association, which closed today, in the
economic section Prof. A. W Kiik
aldy described the economic effects of
the canal, while in the engineering sec
tion Dr. Vaughan Cornish, distinguished
for geographical research, discussed the
land slips iti the canal, especially in
Culebra cut.
Dr. Cornish declared that these slips
were due to seams of coal underneath
rotting, which resulted in the- thrust
ing up of the granite and th.- melting
away of the banks. Tills evil was un
foreseen by geologists and could be at
tributed to the cutting away of the
forests along the canal that formerly
absorbed the moisture which now is
penetrating the stratum underlying the
canal. He said that nature would con
tinue lo take this revenge until the
forests were regrown, when the un
derground flow would cease.
In the discussion that followed Pro
fessor Kirkaldy and Sir Oliver Lodge
said that without biological research
the canal would have been impossible
it was only by the destruction of the
microbe of malaria that white men
i were provided to work there. What tire
Americans rail the "Panama ditch" is
now' as healthy, the* declared, as New’
York. This was a tremendous achieve
1 - --Hi
That (lie Mexican *it nation In loaded
I with dynamite nml that (»eneral lluerta
; lauM the power to i>fploilr If Im indicated
I In atatementa made l»jr Ournr .1.
It nm Il f. a prominent MexIoJtn, who
i liaa Juat returned to \ew 1 ork from
I Mexico City. Should fJeneral Huerta.
| Maid Mr. Ilranlff, determine to break
I lila promine lie might bring about wueli
a Mtnte of affair* that only an Inter
national eonfllet would rally tlie public
around tlie government again.
Believed That He Planned to
Conceal Himself There
After Crime
Have Known Each Other Two Years.
Federal Authorities Present War
rants for Both on Counter
feiting Charge
New York, September 17.—That Hans
Schmidt, the Jokyl-Hyde priest, whose
double life was exposed Sunday, when
he was arrested and confessed the mur
der or Anna Aumuller, after killing the
girl and dismembering her body in a
Brad hurst avenue Hat, hired another
apartment, in which ho presumably
planned to conceal himself, was devel
oped from police discoveries today.
Evidence also was found linking closer
and for u longer period than had been
supposed the lives of Schmidt and his al
leged counterfeiting partner, the unli
censed dentist, Dr. Ernest Muret.
The latter's papers, found in his office
by official searchers, indicated he had
left London for some offense committed
while practicing medicine there, and had
practiced in Chicago under tlie name of
Dr. Arnold Held,” leaving that city and
dropping the name of Held some time
after July, 1909. Although Muret has
claimed he met Schmidt only six months
ago, evidence has appeared that they had
business relations as long as two years
ago, and that the dentist long hud know-1
edge of Schmidt’s counterfeiting experi
Whitman l akes Case in Hand
District Attorney Whitman returned to
the city today from a brief vacation and
took the Schmidt investigation in hand.
Coincident!}' the federal authorities
stepped into the case with warrants for
Schmidt and MurVt, charging that they
had in their possessions Implements with
which to make counterfeit money.
The detectives still touring the neigh
borhood in which Anna Aumuller was
murdered, found today that three days
after the crime a man resembling Schmidt
hut giving another name rented an Eighth
avenue apartment, for which, he paid a
month’s rent. Two suitcases which were
left there contained photographs of Miss
Aumuller and Schmidt, as well as nu
merous little feminine belongings, evi
dently those of the murdered woman.
Baby clothes made up and patiently em
broidered and material lor many Other
garments—enough for a complete outfit
for an infant—were among the contents
or the grips. Some of Schmidt’s things
were there, too—clothing marked with
| the name ’’Van Dyke,” one of Ills aliases;
a false mustache and false goatee and
numerous other articles.
Schmidt may have Intended to remove
all the bloody, telltale evidence from the
Bradhurst avenue Hat to his newer quar
ters, hut the discovery of Anna Aumul
ler’s body and the consequent police
search in the neighborhood where it wan
soon found the girl was killed, spoiled
his plans, the police believe
.Several interesting discoveries resulted
(Continued on rage Eleven)
1— Ail In readiness for opening of Sulzer
Semite ruled by amendment intent in
Clayton ease.
Currency bill will be passed by House
Confederate? riot allowed t<* march
with Federal veterans.
Second apartment of priest’s found by
I’nited States will make no move in
Mexican situation.
2— Beseemer schools are;oyercrowded.
3— France Hoarding in expectation of
making big loans. .
Oil well being bored in Morgan.
Anniston in need of more teuchels.
•I—Editorial coin merit.
o—First day fails to unravel mystery of
Rutler killing.
Opinions differ on Oliver's attitude in
Hobson fight.
Dameron secretary of Press club.
Next campaign for city commissioner
already under way.
Marshall pleads guilty and get? 13
6— Women’s page.
7— Sports.
s Davis on stand in Ourganus trial.
9— ('time on Increase In Tuscaloosa
10— Alabama furnaces making fair sales.
Eight governors <if Alabama.
11— Enormous growth ol foreign .trade
aids democrats.
13— Markets.
14— England on verge of another big
Detailed Consideration of
Measure Completed
Last Night
Eleventh Hour Revolt Among Pcmo
rrats Threatened to Reach Serious
Proportions, But Leaders Re
gain Control of Situation
Not In session; meets tomorrow.
Banking committee oor i wed hear
ings on administration rency bill.
Tariff conferees con .1 deliber
Continued diecueison currency
bill for amendments.
Recessed at 5:.*t0 p. m, to 3 p. m.
Completed detailed consideration of
; administration currenc.** bill ami
agreed to take final vote today.
Adjourned at 11 p. m. to noon to
Washington, September it ..-The admin
istration currency bill will be passed
by the House and sent to the Senate
tomorrow. In order to * omplete the de
tailed consideration of the measure and
leave nothing hut the formal vote for
tomorrow, the House sat tonight and
concluded the voting on proposed amend
ments. No material changes were' made
in the bill.
/\u eievenm nour rev on men me win
of the caucus ami the I- adership of the
currency committee spread among demo
crats of the House tonight when the ad
ministration currency hill was within the
shadow5 of the final vote upon its passage.
It threatened for a lime to reach serious
proportions, but the party leaders finally
, got the situation in hand again,
i Chairman Glass of tlie committee and
! other leaders who sided with him were
plainly worried and their predicament af
forded unconcealed amusement to the re
publicans and particularly to-Progressive
Leader Murdock. The revolt lasted
through many speeches on the democratic
side, several from across the aisle and
one vote on which more democrats de
serted the committee than had left its
standard on any of her mooted questions
brought up before.
Amendment Causes Trouble
An amendment by Representative Less
of Ohio, designed in maintain all legal
money at a parity and insure the reten
tion of tlic gold standard, caused, all the
trouble. Some 'democrats professed to
see In It a revival of the old issue of bi
metallism and openly charged that tile
committee in indorsing such amendment
was offering a gratltuous insult to four
fifths of the democratic party. That is
sue, they pointed out, was settled 16 years
Representative Witherspoon of Missis
sippi was the first to announce that with
such an amendment tacked to the hill,
he would bolt the caucus and vote against
"I will never vote for It." he shouted,
"for I am art honest man "
"I challenge the right of the commit
tee to bring in such an amendment as
tills." saiil Representative Wingo. "Some
body is playing politics and trying to
humiliate four-fifths of tin* democratic
party. It is useless; it is childish.
"Mr Wilson and Mr. Bryan I talked
with Mr. Bryan tonight—want this amend
ment." «
Representative Murray of Oklahoma de
clared that it was an insult to democrats
to indorse such an amendment. "I want
to say now." he shouted, walking toward
tiic democratic commlftee table "that the
people of this country will not follow you
to tlie polls next November on this «
Representative Sherley poured oil on the
troubled waters only to have them stirred
again a moment later by R *presentative
Murdock. Mr. .S her ley said mat the
amendment could do no harm and might
do good, and that it was time for demo
crats to forget what was behind and
reckon with’ what was b* fore.
Pay No Heed to Warning
•‘The republicjuis are playing politics
with you." was the taunt of Mr. Murdock.
"They propose,to get a separate vote <m
tlie amendment and die bid in tlie House
and put you democrats on record. It s a
trap that they are asking you to walk
Into—If you want to walk irwo it go
At the conclusion of Mr. Murdock’e
< Continued on I’nge Klglif)
Young Ladies Whom Me
Saved From Drowning
File Papers
New Orleans, September IT. (Special. >
Walter L. Howard of Birmingham. chief
clerk of the circuit court, will have a
| Carnegb* hero medal, if Hit* efforts of
two young women \Vho owe their lives
to him prevail. This is the sequel of the
tragic ending to a boating trip to Horn
Island a lew weeks ago. when RmMo
I Raivre of New Orleans was drowned in
tlie surf, and the young women had nar
row escapes from death in a similar man
The young women were Miss Sadie Bur
ketdod of New Orleans and Miss Birdie
Meyerer of Baton Rouge. Mr. Howard
boldly plunged into the roaring suit ami
dragged the two young women, uncon
scious, to the beach, where a physician
and others In the p&rty worked tor an
hour to resuscitate them.
Mr. Howard was acclaimed hero by
the excursionists at the time, and as
soon as Miss Burkeniod returneckto New
Orleans she began to investigate to as*
i certain how she could have a Carnegie
j hero medal awarded to her rescuer. She
j gathered the rules applying to the matter,
! and this afternoon, with a number of wit
i nesses to the heroic work, a proves verbal
i was taken before a notar.\ public and the
j document was forwarded to the office of
the Carnegie fund in New York.

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