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Caroegie Hero Fund Gonun
Ission lakes Large Num
ber of Awards
(By Associated Press.)
Pittsbu/g, Pa., Jan. 18.—Twenty-six.
awards in recognition of acts of heroism
were made today by the Carnegie Hero
Fund commission. Sixteen bronze med
als, two silver medals, and cash awards
were authorized. Nineteen of the awards
were made* in rescues or attempted res
cues from drowning, three from fire,
two from suffocation in wells, and one
each from train and shooting. In nine
instances the heroes lost their lives, and
the award is made to a member of the
One recipient of a silver medal is New
York's street cleaning commissioner,
William H. Edwards, who figured in
connection with the shooting of Mayor
William J. Gaynor on the deck of the
Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse at Hoboken,
N. J., on August 9 last. The report of
the commission investigator says that he
"saved indeterminate persons from being
shot by an assassin. Gaynor having
been shot in the head at close range,
Edwards threw himself on the man with
the upraised pistol. Edwards was
wounded after he had thrown the man
to the deck and before the man was pin
ioned, the pistol was discharged a
third time."
Other awards are to Ray M. Taylor,
aged 20, who attempted to save Fran
cis McCune from suffocation in a well
at Summit, S. D., November 19, 1907,
a silver medal and $1,000 to purchase a
home. Guy F. Empey, aged 15, saved
from drowning Cornelia F. Denne, aged
11, at MerrilJ, Wis., November 29,
1906, a bronze medal. Charles R. Mc
Cabe, of Chicago, aged 20, saved from
drowning George McCummins, aged
23, at Saynor, Wis., June 28, 1909, a
bronze medal* and $1,00 as needed. Rob
ert C. Woods, of Mankato, Minn.,
aged 22, died attempting to save Harry
Astrom, aged 16, who was drowned at
South Bend, Minn., July 17, 1910, a
bronze medal to Wood's mother and
$25 a month pension for five years.
Medals Given
Many Heroes
RememberedforAct at
Mexico City* Jan. 18.—Official re
ports of a number of small engage
ments between the revolutionists and
federal troops in the state of Chi
huahua reached Mexico City tonight.
It is stated that in a fight at Baquir
ichic, in the southern part of the
state yesterday morning fifteen revo
lutionists, two of whom were leaders
in the rebellion, were killed, while
the federals suffered no loss. Three
soldiers were slightly wounded. Ac
cording to reports, the soldiers cap
tured six horses and equipment. The
reports stated that Monday 400 rebels
attacked the town of Coyame near
Ojinaga and were repulsed by the cit
izens after several hours of fighting.
The citizens were led by Jose Poli
tico. Several were killed and wounded.
A sharp encounter in which seven
revolutionists were killed or captured
without loss on the federal side is
reported to have occurred at Yiquiro,
Chihuahua, yesterday.
(By Associated Press.)
Portland, Ore., Jan. 18.—A rain of
almost unprecedented severity that al
ready has lasted 32 hours prevails over
Williamette valley, and is doing im
mense damage, Reports have Come of
flooded railroad tracks. Streams tribu
tary to the Williamette are threatening
several towns and settlements. The pre
cipitation at Portland since the storm
began has been four inches. Tire San
tiam and Calapoola rivers have over
flowed and the low land.* are flooded.
New York, N. Y., Jan. 18.—At
a banquet tonight the delegates
to the Twenty-second Council
of American Hebrew congrega
tions and their guests listened
to addresses by Theodore Roose
velt, Mayor Gaynor, Oscar
Straus, Dr. David Philipaon of
Cincinnati and Jacob B. Schiff,
who also acted as toastmaster.
Governor Dix sent a telegram
of greeting. Roosevelt was the
guest of honor.
(By Associated Press.)
Boston, Mass., Jan. 18.—Henry Ca
hot Lodge won today the hardest fight
in his political career and returned to
the United States senate for a fourth
term with the support of 146 out of
279 members of the Massachusetts leg
islature, or six more than the number
necessary for choice in the joint con
vention.t He was elected on the first
ballot. 'Two democratic senators, Mar
tin H. F. Curley and Michael J. Mur
ray, left their party to vote for Lodge,
but their support was not necessary.
Representative James H. M'clnerny, an
other democrat, did not vote, not wish
ing to oppose Lodge because of ocrsonal
friendship. Lodge was chosen by the
senate yesterday, but the house failed
to make a selection. Today both the
branches met.
Sacramento, Cal., Jan. 18.—A joint
resolution offered in the California state
assembly by Assemblyman Wilson and
referred to the committee on federal re
lations, urges congress to retain the
present Asiatic exclusion laws and to
"extend the terms and provisions there
of, so as to include all unassimilable
and undesirable immigrants of other
countries and races." The resolution
declares that the immigration of for
eigners unsuited for citizenship has low
ered the standard of American life and
the "dignity and wage earning capacity
of American labor." The opening of
the Panama canal is mentioned as an
impending danger in providing a new
avenue of entrance for European immi
Washington, Jan. 18.—Another
Democrat has received high office
under the Taft administration. This
time it is Judson C. Clem-ants of
Georgia, ranking member of the in
terstate commerce commission, who
has been chosen chairman of that
commission to replace Mr. Knapp,
now presiding justice of the court of
commerce. The president, it is said,
was more or less against Clements'
selection, wishing to have Commis
sioner Edgar E. Clark of Iowa elected.
Mr. Clark is a Republican. The
rule of the commission, however, has I
been to choose its senior member re
gardless of politics. Judge Clements
the newly elected chairman, .s looked
on as being on the radical side of
the commission.
Memphis, Tenn., Jan. 18.—Johnny
Coulen of Chicago who claims the
bantamweight championship, disposed
of Terry Moran of Brooklyn tonight
before the National Athletic club in
one round and a half. It was- a
clean knockout and Moran was not
fully revived for an hour.
North Dakota: Snow hursday and
probably Friday rising temperature
South Dakota: Cloudv and colder
The Albany-Lebanon canal has over- hursday Friday unsettled, probablv
flowed, and the streets in Albany are snow.
under water and water has put out the Minnesota: Cloudy in west portion
furnace fires at Albany college. One fair in east portion Thursday colder
mile north of Albany-fifty feet of the, with a cold wave in northeast portion,
Southern Pacific track has been washed increasing cloudiness, with probaUy huge proportions to scarry out hw
©Mi snow Thursday night or Friday, I program. %t a Joint nesting 'Of the
Senator Burrows ofMichigan
Speaks Strongly inBehalf
of lllinoisan
(By Associate*! Press.)
Washington, D. C, Jan. 18.—After
almost a week's session, the senate to
day resumed the consideration of tfie
case of Senator Lorimer. There were
two speeches, one by Burrows, chair
man of the committee on privileges and
elections, in support of the Illinois sen
ator, and the other by Borah of Idaho,
in opposition.
Burrows strongly commended the
course of Lorimer in demanding an in
vestigation. Borah declared that cor
ruption had characterized the proceed
ings erer since Lorimer had decided to
become a candidate for the senate. Both
addresses were analytical and both went
at length into the testimony. Frequently
they quoted the same statements of wit
nesses, but their deductions were wide
ly at variance. The speeches resembled
each other in the fact that both de
nounced the conduct of Representative
White, whose statement in a Chicago
newspaper led to the investigation, but
while Borah contended for the prob
able truthfulness of his revelations as
indicated by the supporting circumstanc
es, the Michigan senator found nothing
to sustain him or to give credence to
his exposition.
Burrows' speech is the first that had
been made in Lorimer's behalf. Many
opposing senators have been waiting for
this presentation of the affirmative side
of the case, and it is believed that the
consideration will now proceed expedi
tiously. There arc still many arguments
to be heard before a vote can be reached.
The house devoted the entire day to
a consideration of the Moon bill for
the codification of laws relating to the
(By Associated Press.)
Providence. R. I., Jan. 18.—Fears of
a deadlock in the Rhode Island legisla
ture over the choice of a successor to
United States Senator Nelson W. Al
drich did not materialize today, and
when the senate and house met in joint
convention it was found that Henry F.
Lippitt, of Providence, the "organiza
tion" republican candidate, had two
votes more than the number necessary
(Continued on page 8.)
New York, Jan. 18.—A new and un
expected onslaught by leading mem
bers of congress on President Taft's
plan of fortifying the Panama canal
shows that She chief executive of the
nation has on his hands a flgbt tff
Charleston,. W. Va., Jan. 18.—W. E.
Chilton of Charleston and Clarence
W. Watson of Fairmount were nom
inated at the caucus of Democratic
members of the West Virginia leg
islature here tonight to succeed to
the terms in the United States sen
ate one of which is now held by
Senator Nathan B. Scott and the
other made vacant by the death of
Stephen B. Elkins.
Chilton was selected for the long
term while Watson was chosen to
serve out the two remaining years of
Elkins' term. Chilton won the cau
cus nomination for the long term by
defeating several.candidates, his chief
opponent being his old time political
rival. Col. John McGraw of Graton.
Prior to the nomination of Chilton,
Watson, who hafl led from the first,
won the short ferm nomination by
defeating the 0»4d which included
several candidate^ who were also
voted for /the ln\g term.
Washington. D. C, Jan. 18.—
Edward Engerud of Fargo was
today appointed United States
attorney for the district of «8»
•J» North Dakota, vice P. H.
Rourke of Lisbon, who re
signed. «8»
Peace society and the People's In
stitute at Cooper Union, Congress
man David J. Foster, chairman of the
foreign affairs committee, and Con
gressman James A. Tawney of Min
nesota, chairman of the appropria
tions committee, denounced the forti
fication plan in unqjtrafiftea terns «ni
Prtilii ©ribtmc.
Ways and Means Commilleo
Agree That Dalzell Plan
Is the Better
(By Associated Press.)
Washington. D. C, Jan. 18.—A per
manent tariff board along the lines of
the Dalzell bill was agreed upon by the
twelve republican members of the house
committee on ways and means today by
a vote of 8 to 1. The action followed
a series of conferences over various
plans for a permanent tariff body, which
Taft has been urging_ congress to pro
vide for at this session. Today's ac
tion was taken after a long discussion
of the two leading plans, the Long
worth bill, favored by the administra
tion, and the Dalzell bill.
The' Longworth bill provides for a
commission of five members at $7,000
each annually, and the Dalzell bill for
three members, the chairman drawing
$7,500 and the other two $7,000 each.
The Dalzell bill authorizes the board
to investigate anywhere, though the
president's consent is necessary to in
quiries abroad. Reports are to be made
to the president or the house ways and
means committee or the senate finance
committee whenev racllcd upon.
The Longworth bill provides for re
ports to the president or to either house
of congress and for the appearance of
the commission before the two commit
tees named if requested.
The Dalzell bill does not provide for
the powers of requiring the attendance
of witnesses, productions of books and
papers, etc. The republicans of the
committee are not yet through with the
plan, and a committee of three mem
bers was appointed to go over the bill
favored and make any changes deemed
'By Associated Press.)
Philadelphia. Pa.. Jan. 18.—Willie
Hoppe, 18.1 and 1K.2 world's champion
billiard player, tonight defeated Joe
Mayer, amateur champion of this city,
in'the first block of their handicap
match, by a score of 400 to 175. Hopp*
is to play 2.(Km points 18.1 against
I Mayer's ,4«'M» point- at 18.2. Hoppe
FOUGHT TO DRAW. played brilliantly tonight, especially in
Kansas City, Mo., Jan. 18.—Frankiejhis third and sixth innings. In the
Conley of Kenosha, Wis., bantam- former he gathered ninety points and in
weight and Tommy Dixon of Mem- the latter 130. Mayer did not play'up
phis, fought ten fast
draw here tonight.
rounds to a to his usual form. The men will nv et
again tomorrow afternoon and evening.
T+r**«+»+*++*++++» MV
asserted that they would use every
effort to prevent the expenditure of
the large sums necessary to erect
forts at both the Pacific and Atlantic
ends of the canal, Panama City and
Colon respectively. Mr. Foster stated
that the forts would cost 5$0,000,000
and an additional $5,000,000 yearly to
maintain them. He also said: "The
moment the fortifications were com
pleted we should have before us the
problem of their defense. The rapid
progress in aeronautics in recent
years justififies the belief that.within
a decade it will be possible for an
enemy to send from one of its bat
tleships an airship, which, sailing 10,
000 feet above the earth, could drop
an explosive capable of utterly an
nihilating the proposed fortifications."
In Washington it is deemed certain
that the president will have one of
the bitterest contests of his adminis
tration to win congress over to his
views on this subject as expressed in
his recent message.
(By Associated Press.)
San Francisco, Cal., Jan. 18.—Flying
in a Curtiss biplane, Eugene B. Ely to
day alighted successful!" on the deck
of the cruiser Pennsylvania and an hour
later rose from the vessel and flew back
to Selfridge field, twelve miles away.
The feat was accomplished without mis
hap, and the seeming ease of the whole
performance lessened the spectacular ef
"It was easy enough," said Ely, as
he stenned from his seat at the field
and was seized by cheering soldiers of
the Thirtieth infantry and hoisted on
their shoulders. "1 think the trick could
be successfully turned nine times out of
A wooden platform 130 feet long and
jo feet wide had been constructed over
the after deck of the Pennsylvania. It
sloped gently aft. Across the floor were
stretched ropes with 100 pound sand
bags made fast at either end. These
were designed to be caught by hooks on
the lower fraework of the biplane. As
a further precaution a canas barrier was
stretched across the forward end of the
platform, lioats were put out to be
rcadv in case of mishap. Ely had in
stalled two seven foot pontoons under
his aeroplane to float the machine in
case he was forced to descend on the
water, and forward he had built a hyy
droplaue to keep the aeroplane from
At 10:58 the lookout on the Pennsyl
vania sighted Ely through the haze and
the ship's siren roared a blast of wel
come. He came on at full speed and cir
cled the fleet, dipping in salute to each
ship. Ely came up against the wind for
the stern of the Pennsylvania. He was
flying low as he nearcd the shi and
dropped clown as lightly as a gull, strik
ing the platform about forty feet from
the end. The hooks which had been
arranged in the center pieces of the
aeroplane did their work splendidly, and
the airship was brought to a standstill
within 25 feet.
Deadlock Still
Exists in N. Y.
Helena, Mont., Jan. 18.—As a
result of an explosion in the
Keating mine at Radersburg,
forty miles from here, this after
noon, six miners are dead, two
badly injured and there is an
unconfirmed rumor that two
more men are somewhere in the
wreckage. The dead are Ed.
Ryan, shift boss Dan Ryan, his
brother Dan W. Hyto, Percy
Way, Louis Tucker and Harry
of 2,000 feet, Ely circled over the south- brought out in court today,
ern part of the city and then flew! Physicians were examined.
straight to the aviation field, where he
landed at 12:18.
Washington, D. C, Jan.
nearly three hours today
General Lehmann of the department
of justice argued before the supreme
court of the United States in favor
of the constitutionality of the cor
poration tax provisions of the Payne
Aldrich tariff. His argument is to
constitute the principal defense .of
the law, which has been called in
question in fifteen cas-ss now before
the court. The solicitor general
told the court that the fifteen cases
before it had been brought by share
holders who objected to corporations
paying tax. Each of the corpora
tions had expressed the intention to
obey the law. "The government is
here," said the solicitor general, "to
help corporations pay." Every ob
jection had been raised to the tax.
Lehmann said, that could be raised.
Some of his opponents had gone so
far, he said, as to claim that it was
not tax but confiscation. The cor
poration tax, according to the solici
tor general, violated no constitutional
limitations. He described the tax
as an excise tax but said the fact
that it made exemptions did not pre
ivent it from being uniform.
Sheehan Lacks Nine Votes
For Election on First
Joint Ballot
Possibility That Dark Horse
May be Entered ie Race
(By Associated Press.)
Albany. N. Y., ajn. 18.—The United
States senatorship puzzle is an intricate
tonight as ever. The legislature- today
tried to choose a democrat who will
succeed Senator Chauncey M. Depew,
but no candidate received a majority of
the votes necessary to election. Efforts
to increase the following of Willir.n F.
Sheihan. the leading candidate, cr to
unite the opposition on any one other
candidate thus far have proved fruitless.
Sheehan, with 00 votes on the first
joint ballot, and within nine votes of
election, may be no nearer Washington
than Martin W. Littleton or D. Cady
Herrick, who received but two votes.
In fact there is a growing impression
that if Sheehan cannot win, the suc
cessful candidate is as likely as not to
be some one whose name has not yet
been proposed.
One ballot taken today gave Sheehan
00 votes. Edwards M. Shepard 13, Al
ton Parker 7, James W. Gerard 3,
Martin W. Littleton 2, and D. Cady
Herrick 2. All these were democratic
votes. The republicans voted solidly for
their caucus choice, Depew.
Wheeling, W. Va., Jan. 18.—Mrs.
Laura Farnsworth Schenk collapsed
today under the ordeal of the trial
in which she is charged with admin
istering poison to her wealthy hus
band, John O. Schenk. An hour be
fore the usual adjournment she had
to be taken to her room in the jail
overcome by the strain. The trial
temporarily was suspended. Through
out the trial Mrs. Schenk hap dis
played a calm that repeatedly has
been remarked. When' apparently
damaging testimony was being of
fered against her, it failed to disturb
her beyond a slight exhibition of ner
vousness. She has miled as doctor
after doctor called to testify, declared
that John O. Schenk was ill because
he drank poisoned water, and sne
stern and then soared over the ships in ...
the harbor. The start was as perfect as
the landing had been. Rising to a height
displayed apparent indifference when
chemists told that the mineral /water
given th-e patient vas -sfRidly with
arsenic and that other medicines
were charged with lead poison and
wUen the detective nurse testified
In exactly one hour from the time he
landed, Ely took his seat in the machine
once more and gave the word to let go., „»~~A t.Ai
The aeroplane slept down the 125 foot S a S
platform.at. high speed, shot over the.
w,lth compo^rf'
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P™itouB, .start"nrf "*f™»
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Washington, D. C, Jan. 18.—En
dorsement of the principal features
of the Aldrlch plan of financial re
vision and high praise for submitting
public mind a basis for the
criticism of monetary reform were
conspicuous in the numerous address
es today of the business men's mon
etary conference held under the aus
pices of the convention of the na
tional board of trade.
Secretary of the Treasury Mac
Veagh, speaking at a banquet of the
conference tonight declared that
"there is not a man, woman or child
in the whole nation, rich or poor.,
who is not involved in the question
of whether or not we shall have
proper, adequate and safe monetary
"We do not know," said MacVeigh,
"what the final report of i.e com
mission will be, though its general
features probably are foretold in very
elaborate and interesting suggestions
made public yesterday by the com
mission's distinguished chairman. He
has brought the great subject into
concrete form and to the threshold
of action."
MacVeagh said the country was in
a condition to wait for reform if

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