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ENATOR WAS RIBED
TO VOTE FOR LORIMER
SENSATION IN ILLINOIS IN
ReceiTed $,00 for Tote-Confession
Prompted by Desire to 31ake
Springfield, Ill., May 28.-Bursting
like a bomb within a few hours a fter
United States Senator Lorimer'.
speech at Washington, State Seitator
John Broderick, a leading Chicago
Democrat, was indicted on a bribery
charge by the grand jury here today.
Broderick's indictment was the result
of a confession made to the grand
jury by State-Senator D. W. Holstlaw,
of Iuke, Ill., who says Broderick paid
him $2,500 to v6te for Lorimer tor
senator. A capias was at once order
ed for Broderick and a beach warrant
issued for his arrest.
The unexpected turn in the Lvi -
wer scandal was an offshoot of St;t's
Attorney Burke's investigation of al
kiged graft in a legislative furnfiii-e
iteal. Senator Holstlaw had been in
dizted on a perjury charge in connec
tion with the furniture contract, zind.
upon advice of his lawyers, w:i of
fered immunity,agreed to make a con
fesionl. Then he told the grand jury'1
that he bad received $2,500 for !is 1
vote for L&rimer; $700 as his share of
a legislative "jackpot' and a promise.
of $1,500 as his share a; Ahe State
b.)use furTni-e cleal.
Seiator Holstlaw's confession re-,
garding the .furniture deal was cor-:]
roborated before the grand fury by 1
Otto Freder, of Chicago, who, as agent
for the Ford-Johnson Furniture con
pany, obtained the furniture con
The two confessions regarding tle i
furniture contract resulted in two ad- I
ditional indictments on a conspiracy
charge. These were State Senator S. 1
C. Penberton, Republican, of Oaklai.d, .1
Ill., and Representative Joseph S.,,
Clark, Democrat, of Vandalia, Ill.
Bench warrants were immediately is
sued for their arrest.
Although an indictment charging
conspiracy was returned against Sen
ator Nolstlaw, it was immediately1
nollied and immunity for Holstlaw
was ordered by Judge Creighton.I
When the indictments had been re
turned and the court orders entered
in the two separate scandals, the
members of the grand jury adjourn
until next Tuesday.
ter conferences with Attorney A.:
Fitzgerald, his lawyer, Senator
tlaw, worn, haggard and di7'ven
ost to distraction during a sleep-.I
ss night, told Prosecutor Burke he
as ready to confess and all liabil
ty to prosecution and punishment
was waived when immunity was offer
ed and later granted because Holst
lag was a material witness.
Makes Plain Statement.
Before going to the grand jury
Iroom Holstlaw made a preliminary
statement to State's Attorney Burke,
"In making the statements to the
Saengmo county grand jury regarding
the payment of money to secure the
contract for furniture and 'for the
purpose of electing William Lorimer
United States Senator, I have been 1
governed by the firm belief that my
actions in this matter have been re
prehensible, and in this connection I
* offer no defence. I have, however,:
detei-mined to make such reparation
as is within my power and the ol
* means by which I can do this, as it
seems to me, is by fully and honest
ly stating what I know about these
S"I voted for William Lorimer for
Uizited States senator and received
therefor $2,500. I also received $700,h
* which was given me without explana
tion, with the statement that it was
* 'comning to me.' I was promised $1,
-500 for my connection with the letting
of the furniture contract."
LORIMER SAYS CHARGES "LIES."'
Denounces Accusers Before National
Washington, May 28.-Strenuous
denial of the charges that he had ob
tained his seat in the United States
senate through bribery and corrup
* tion was made before that body to
day by William Lorimer, of Illinois.
Mr. Lorimer arose to a question of
personal privilege, and made his re
ply to the corrur .on charges. After
concluding his address, Mr. Lorimer
offered a resolution for senatorial in
vestigation of the charges against.
In opening, Mr. Lorimer detailed
the fact of the Chicago Tribune's pub
lication, on April 1 last, of a story
over the signature of Charles A.
White. a member of the Illinois legis
lature, in which it vias alleged he had
procured his seat in the senate
through bribery and corruption. "I
have been compelled" he went on, "to
defer my return to the senate owing
1 o the 1 i 1"h' the sori was ,imed
and published with a deliberate pur
pose to destroy a new banking as,
ciation in Chicago, which I have been
organizing with some of my friends.:
The assault was made to prevent the
bank from opening. It utterly failed
of its purpose, but it required my con
stant attention to build an impreg
nable bulwark around the bank to
safeguard the interests of those who
have entrusted their funds to the care
of my association and myself against
any malicious or vicious assault that
may be made against it by the Tri
Relating that it had been charged
that the bribe had been paid through
Leonard Browne, the Democratic
leader of the Illinois house of repre
gentatives, he defenued Mr. Browne
?s entirely above participation in
such a proceeding. He declared that
,edill McCormick, of the Tribune,
ad threatened that the bank never
5hould open, and also asserted that
White did not write the story, as had
)een claimed, but that it was "the
wvork of a trained newspaper hand,
;killed in the art of creating scandal
>ut of lies, when it is thought neces
;ary to blacken the character of one
Yhom the newspaper can not controi.
"That Low Creature, White."
"It is also plain to be said," he \went
>n, "that every word was passed upon
>y a lawyer before it was signed by
hat poor, low creature, White, who
oes not hesitate to commit forgery:
or a few dollars, and to whom per
ury Is no crime, who is a part of the
owest fringes of depravity, and ,who,
o secure money to .satisfy his instinct
or debauchery, sold what fittle was
eft of his manhood and became the
>liant tool of the Tribune in this tim
d and malicious attack,"
Defending Charles Luke, a deceased
nember of the legislature, against a
harge that he had been a beneficiary
>f his (Lorimer's) bribery, the sena
or told h6w Mr. Luke, a Democrat,
iad risen from practically his death
>ed -to vote for him, a Republican,;
)ut without other mctive than friend
"Standing in this historic chambAr,
n a place of high honor to wich my
leparted friend did all in his power:
:o assist me, I would;' he said, "b3
intrue to our friendship and my re
~ard for him if I did not hurl this ma
icious, heartless, satanic lie back into
he foul mouth that uttered it."
"There is tio language'to character
ze such despicable conduct."
Senator Lorimer then proceeded
with unmeasured words of bitter in
rective and epithet to an attack uipo5t
vedill McCormick personally.
He asserted that Representatives
[ink and- Beckmeyer had not mad<-'
sonfessions, as has been charged, but
ynl the contrary, said that the charges
aand as they stood on April 30. the
.incorroborated lies of the Tribune,.
upported only by the bought signia-'
:ure of their weak tool, White.
He traced his breach with Governor
Deneen largely to a difference of
>pinion between the two as to the wis
lio of spending independently of ac
:ion by the national authorities, the
$20,000,000 pledged by the State to
ards the deep waterway to the Gulf
>roject, which the governor favore~d
mnd he opposed.
Implicates Governor Deneen.
He asserted that the governor per
onally advised in the preparation of
.he White story in the Tribune.
In case of a favorable report ou
senator Lorimer's resolutioni from
:hat committee, of which there is no'
oubt, the resolution will go to the
:ommittee on elections for consVaera
ion of the merits of the matter. Up
mn report of that committee the sen
te's action will largely depend.
Spiritism Said to be Demonism.
A most interesting little Brochure
.as recently come off the press set
ing forth with Bible proofs that the
~ommunications received by and
brough spiriting mediums is of
emon origin. ,The writer grac~es his
ubject through the Scriptures from'
lie time when certain of the holy
ngels became disobedient. He proves
from the Scriptures that these fal
~en spirits deal in personating the
iuman dead, with whose past bistcry.
pirits, though invisible, are thor
yughly acquainted. He shows that
they also fresquently personate the
3reator and the Redeemer, comm'and
ng their deceived ones to pray, do
>enance, etc. This, however, is ixere
y to lead them on and to bring them.
nore thorough~ under demoniacal
ontrol. Sometimes by breakiag
lown the natural barrier, the human
will, they obsess their victima, and
rule him more or less to his ruiu
Erequently sending such to the3 mad
.ouse. Numerous illustrations, Scrip
rural and otherwise, are given. The
price of the little book is but 10~ cents;
it should be in the hands of all inter
asted in spiritism or who have frien~ds
interested therein. Enclose five 2
3ent stamps to the Bible & Tract So
eiey, 17 Hicks St., Brooklyn, N. Y.
Now is the time to su-oscribe to The
Rer-l and News..$1.50 per year.
'The Uuderselling Stoj
SWith thanks to you our friend
had. Why print these things, i
* creased business is a most significg
jS they get at Mimnaugh's, and prov(
my desire to keep growing and to
There is NOT AN ITEM List
* The surplus stock from a famou
Balto Millinery concern scooped
in at 50 cents on the dollar. Jus
the kind and styles the womer
* buy the minute they see them.
a -Ali new and all examples of how
we save you from $1.00 to $3.0(
on every hat.
$1.50 Parasols at 98c 60c,
100 New Parasols, all new High bi
V handles. St~ so retailer, one to long, with
a\ each, buyer, at 98 e- nts. sale price
* I!from. T
* 'I . ~Not an 014
* ::.'/fresh froi
* choice (o
4o inch Wi-ite Lawn, 8yse. kind, sale pric
40~ inch White La;wn, 1 2%fc kind, sale pri
* 40 in. White Longerie, worth 20C, sale pric
0 34 in. White l'ersian Lawn, 15c. kind, our j
New. Skirts by Express.
? SPECIAL SKIRT SALE TIIIS WEEK.
* Such a pile of skirts you never sawi
g Such style, hang, fit and finish wa:
*never purchased before... Fine Chif
fon, Panama, Voiles, Brilliantine, man
*ish stripes, all size waist-22 to 34
skirt lengths 27 to 44. Special skir
.* sale this week at
! $ .98, $.49 $.98, $5.'9, $6.
10 Cases L
- quantities an<
$"lelp hse Who Help You'
8 .. .+.-eee++++
ase of 25 1
Is and patrons the biggest and i
s it necessary? Our being at
nt fact, that thousands are satih
s our ability to throw around
do the leading business of the
,d Below THAT CAN BE E
orsets 39c Boy's Pa
ist, deep hip. extra Boy's Knickerboc
garter attachments, 49c. 75c. and 98
39 cents. On the 2nd floor.
sts On Sale at
UNDREDS OF NOBBY STY
Is of nobby styles and patter]
ese are all new waists, made
I or out of date p.attern in the
ni New York's leading ma
rth $1.50 and up to $2.00, take
a center tables) for only -
IN ALL THE DEPA
e the yard 50c Celebrated Sea i
e the yard 8y%c I $1.50 Bed Sprea
the yard 12%'c. Stockings 1o cei
)rice tbe yard r c. helo--at 12%c
Oxfords and Pui
adies' Oxfords scooped in at a bargain.
Pumps give us a chance. We've gct
I at less price than any store in South Ca
.25 Oxfords to go at 98c.
1 $2.00 Oxfcrds to go at $1.49.
All. $2.50 Oxfords to go at $1.9
All $3.00 Oxfords'to go at
.mT'S THE MIMAUCHI
'he Underselling Store"
nost successful May we have ever
le to make such a statement of in
fied with the treatment and values
our patrons every safeguard. It's
uplicated by Any Competitor.
Five Hundred Trimmed Pattern
Elats to go on sale this week.
rhese hats were bought for Cash
Erom a famous millinery concern
n New York for little or thing.
Dur entire stock of I mil
inery joins hands with these Balto
md New York purchases to make
his Newberry's greatest millinery
nts 120c Huck Towels lOc O
ker Pants A dandy 20 cents selle:, six - -
ctowels to each buyer, at 10
1s to chooseI
this season. / "~
lot. Waists ~
sland 6%c. yard. Poe Mill Bleaching 8J3c.
d for 98 cents. oe. Stockings 5 cents, 15c.
ts, 20C. Stockings-white, pink. blue and
nts. Men's Soc. Shirts at 39 cenlts.
New and attractive~ Ready-to-Wear*
Garments all Marked Down
for Quick Sales.
50 Ladies' Rep Coat Suits, worth $5-oo,
sale price only $3.49
25 Ladies' Rep Coat' Suits, wointh $7.50,
sale price only $4.98.
25 Ladies' Pure Linen Coat Suits, worth
$8 oo, sale price only $4.98.
Longerie Dresses, trimmed in lace and em
roidery, $2.98, $4.98, $6.50 and up.
If you want
'em in bigger
SWAY OF DOING BUSINESS.