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MT. VERNON, O., FKIDAY, APEIL 7, 1911 No. 28
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OF I INI! RAISER
Manager Of International Harvester Company Tells Legis
lative Committee That Edward Qines Appealed To
Him For $10,000 Contribution To Purse For Use In
Electing Senator Known To Be Friendly To "Big
People" Latter Denies Story In Toto
Springfield, 111., April C. At the
bearing of tho senate Investigating
committee, Edward Hlnos, tho Chi
cago lumber king, -was named as the
man who put up tho $100,000 to se
cure tho election of William Lorlmer
08 United States senator from Illi
nois. Tho statement was made by
Clarence S. Punic, general manager
of tho International Harvester com
pany at Chicago. Funk said that
Hlnes came to him, asking him to
contribute ?10,000 to tho fund, and
that Edward Tilden was tho treas
urer of tho fund.
Herman Kolilsaat, editor of the
Chinago Itecorfl-Herald, first testified
that Punk had Informed him that the
fund was raised, and that on this in
formation ho had printed his ed
itorial. Funk had released him from
secrecy since tho last meeting of tho
committee, when Mr. Kohlsaat re
fused to divulge tho name of his In
formant. Mr. Funk thou testified to being
approached by Hlnes and asked to
contribute flO.OOO to the Lorlmer
fund. Hlnes is a closo friend of Lor
lmer and was ono of tho senator's
most active, lobbyists during tho in
vestigation at 'Washington, resulting
In tho exoneration of Lorlmer. Ed
ward Tilden, whom Mr. Punk named
as the treasurer of tho $100,000 fund,
Is accredited with acting for tho
Funk said that Hlnes told him that
$100,000 was to bo rushed to Spring
field to secure the election of Lorl
mer and that tho International Har
vester company was expected to bo
on of tho 10 "big people" to make up
the fund. Funk said ho refused to
inako the contribution, but was told
to think tho matter over and send
tho cash to Edward Tilden. Funk
did not know Tilden, and it was not
until he was summarily ordered to do
eo that ho gave Tlldon'a namo to tho
Why He Was Interested
"I asked him why he camo to me,"
Tacoma, Wash., April 6. Mayor A.
W. Fawcett will got another chance
for his political life. Tho election
having failed to return a majority for
ny of the three candidates for may
or, It was announced that a second
election will bo held April 18, when
A. C. Darth, tho Socialist candidate.
Fensaoola, Fla., April 0. Tho po
lice believe that Mips Laura H.
Earlo, tho wealthy Philadelphia wom
an who was found dead threo days
ago In her winter homo at Garners
Bayou, was murdorod. Tho authori
ties have' reasons' to 'believe that
.Mljjs Earlo was klin.-.?;'' roTjed of
King Drawn Into
said Funk. "You aro Just as much
Interested In having the right kind of
a man at Washington as we are,'
Hlnes said. I then told him wo
wouldn't havo anything to do with
tlio matter, that wo were not in that
kind of business. I asked him how
much he was getting from tho dif
ferent people. lie told me it would
he necessary to get 'tho money from
a fow big concerns. 'If 10 of them
will put up ?10,000 apiece, that will
bo enough,' Hlnos said."
Funk then related that several
days following this conversation with
Hines ho told tho incident to Cyrus
McCormick, prosldont of the Interna
tional Harvester company, repeating
briefly tho Bubstance of Hlnea' state
ment. "Mr. McCormick asked ine what 1
did and I, tohl him I refused to con
sider tho pioposition," Funk said.
"He replied, 'Good; I'm glad you
turned him down promptly.' Mr. Mc
Cormick seemed much chagrined to
think that his company should have
been approached in such a manner
and for such a purpose."
Lator, Mr. Hines, when interview
ed, emphatically denied hnving at
tempted to raise any money to se
cure Loi liner's election.
MAY REVIVE INQUIRY
Senators Say Lorlmer Not Yet Out
of the Woods.
Washington, April 6. That Sena
tor William Lorlmer of Illinois will
bo put to tho task of defending for
a second time his title to his scat in
the senate seems certain, in view of
tho testimony given by Clarence S.
Funk befoio the Investigating com
mittee of tho Illinois legislature. It
Is the host judgment of those sen
ators who have beon wntching the
developments before tho Illinois com
mittee that a resolution will be intro
duced in tho senate shortly naming
a special committee of tho senate, of
which Senator Root or Souator Borah
will proba"bly be chuirraan, 'to con
duct a searching investigation into
the Loiimer scandal.
will be dropped, and Fawcett will
run against W. W. Seymour. Unless
Fawcett can capturo most of tho bal
lots enst for the Socialist candidate
the indications are that he will be
defeated. Latest roturns glvo Sey
mour 8.CG5, Fawcett 7.3G5 and Barth
a largo sura and of valuable Jewe s
which eho was known to havo In tho
house. Physicians declare Miss Earle
could not havo inflicted tho wounds
which caused her death. Tho police
Intimate that there may bo revela
tions Involving prominent persons.
Soldiers Are Learning Much
While They Are Playing at War
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Photos Copyright by American Press Association 1911.
PUACTICE- as well as theory goes with the war game as,. It Is being
played in Texas. The soldiers are living on service ration In service
collapsible tents, on food prepared under war conditions and with the
medical attention they would get if engaged iu actual warfare. There
nro enjoyable features about the experience and some that nre not.so pleasant
But there In no question that the men nre leitrahig "a greatdclil - while In
camp. Much Interest has" been manifested in the aeroplane practice. The
picture above shows an aeroplane In flight over camp and dropping Imaginary
bombs'to see with what preelaion they can be landed. The aeroplane has been
in flights every day ami attracts little nttentlon from the noldlers, though tho
mules still continue to shy at night of the.huge bird.
Senator Lorimer left Washington
hurriedly. It was said he had gone
to New York. It is the opinion hero
that tho senate committee on privi
leges and elections will not again bo
directed to conduct tho investiga
tion, mainly because that committee
will not be reorganized perhaps for
Prohibit Rice Exportation.
Poking, April G. Tho Chinese gov
ernment has issued a decree prohibit
ing the exportation of rice.
San Antonio, Tex., April 6. Con
gressman John N. Garner, who rep
resents the Brownsville district In
congress, littlo realized what a iuubs
ho was stirring up when ho secured
an order to have all negro troops
removed from the camp at Fort
Sam Houston, As a result of Mr.
Clamor's efforts Brownsville is about
to see negro troops quartered in Its
midst for tho first time ainco a bat
talion of the Twenty-fifth colored in
fantry contributed to the "Browns
ville incident" of four year3 ago.
Though General William H. Carter,
in command of tho division mobilized
at tho Port Sam Houston reserva
tion, Bald that he did not oxpect or
ders detaching tho cavalry troops
from his command, tho orders camo
to him from tho war department.
Simultaneously General Dunoan, In
command of the department of Tex
Columbus, O., April 0. Spencer
HUIonhnmp, serving a llfo scntonco
in the penitentiary for murder com
mitted in Butler county, narrowly
escaped electrocution while at work
in the prison. Hillenkarap was test
ing wires from the now powor pla,nt
to tho prison annox and had cllinbod
STIRS UP A RIG MUSS
IN STATE OF TEXAS
Declares Preacher Lied.
New Loxlngton, O. April 6. Floyd
A. Moats, 30, will spend 10 years In
tho penltontiary as a result of an al
leged attempt on his part to'gctevcn
with his father-in-law, L. M. nomine,
burning Ilomino's barn. When Moats
was asked if he had anything to say
ho mado a lengthy denial ut his guilt,
charging that a preacher Id McCuno
vllle, ono of tho witnesses In the
arson case, had told six lies on tho
witness stand, on the strength of
which, Koats said, he was convicted
as, received onlora to recall tho
Third cavalry from patrol duty along
the border and to send out tho Ninth
cavalry to takp tho place or the
Third in the Job of preserving tho
"neutrality of tho United States along
the 1,800 miles of International boun
dary comprised in tho limits of tho
By these orders tho Third cavalry
will go undor tho command of Gen
eral Carter, taking tho place in tho
division which tho Ninth had hold as
a part of tho Independent cavalry and
brigade and tho negro cavalry will
fill all of tho posts along tho border
which had boon covored by tho Third
cavalry. Ono of these posts is Fort
Brown, at Brownsvillo, and another
Is Fort Sam Fordyco, CO miles away
from the town where tho alleged
shooting occurred during tho time of
Into a treo. Hillenkamp foil from the
tree and was unconscious when car
ried to tho prison hospital. Hillen
kamp was convicted of murder in the
first degree, but tho Jury's vordict
cnrrled with it a recommendation or
mercy. It was only this that saved
him from tho electric chair, 'and he
camo near sufferlug death by tho
Zanesvllle Man Promoted.
Columbus, O., April 6. Comman
der Wilson W. Buchanan, Inspector
In the Brooklyn navy yard and a for
mer reeidont of Zunesvllle, has beon
mado commander of tho battleship
Ohio by President Taft. He has been
an officer on tho Ohio for several
Marion, O., April 6. Mrs. Loulso
Bonner, 47, widow of Dr. Harry L.
Bonner, dlod of organic heart disease.
Her physician, Dr. F. Young, de
clared cruol roports spread by scan
dalmongers that sho was to be re
married so soon after her husband's
death brought on tho fat-vl attack.
Columbus, O., April C Edward B.
Vreeland of Now York, chairman of
tho committee on banking and cur
rency In tho last houso of represen
tatives, and recognized as one of the
loading bank authorities In tho United
States, has accepted an Invitation to
address tho Ohio Bankers' associa
tion at their annual meeting at Cedar
Point in July. The subject of his
address will bo "Tho Aldrich Plan
for tho Reform of Our Currency and
Columbus, Q April C. James Mob
ley, a coal miner, was arrested In tho
country near Coshocton and brought
to Columbus to answer a charge of
having assaulted Irene Easton, 10,
daughter of C. V. Easton. The girl
died at tho Protestant hospital March
26, under circumstances which led
Coroner Hanes to make an Investiga
tion, which developed that she had
Washington, April 6. The presi
dent nominated the following as Ohio
postmasters: E. W. Mack, GalHpolls;
Lestar A. Smith, Jamestown; George
W. Rich, Loveland; Leroy C. Ben
nett, Mansfield; John W. Breckett,
North Baltimore; W. A. Motley, St.
Marys; Homer I. Kent, Chagrin
Palls; Joel P. De Wolf, Forester; E.
L. Jesse, Mineral City.
Insomnia Causes Suicide.
Upper Sandusky, O., April 6. In
somnia caused Samuel Swartz, 41, to
kill himself with a revolver, in the
presence of his wife and youngest
LIVE STOCK AMD GRAIN
CHICAGO Cattle: Beeves. J5 2006 90;
Tojas steeis, $! B05 "B; western steers,
U 9005 'JO; trckors and feeders, U 00
5 75; cows and Imifers, J2 7005 90.
Calves SB 0007 Ou. Blieep and Lambs
Native sheep, ?, 0005 v0; western, $3 Zi
5 00; nutlvu lambs, J3 0006 40; west
ern, $5 00(if)C 40; yearlings, $4 E05 60.
Hoss I.lrht, id t"&jfi 83; mixed, $6 20
6 75: heavy. 46 OO0G 00; rough, $6 000
C 20; piers, Jfl 3006 75. Wheat No. 2
red, 8r,$4SS4o. Corn No. 2. 47)40
47HC. Oats No 2, 3Osi031e.
EAST BUFFALO Cattle: Export cat
tlo, JG 2500 05; shipping steers, J6 000
fi 25; butcher rattle, $6 0006 50; heifers,
$4 2506 00; fat cows, J3 5005 25; bulla,
4 0005 35; milkers and springers, 3o 00
65 00. Calves JS OO0S 75. Sheep And
Lambs Mixed Bhoep, 4 0504 85; weth
ers, $5 0005 15; owes, J4 500 75; lambs,
6 0007 10; yearlings, J5 5008 00. Hogs
Heavies, $6 7000 80; mediums, 6 900
7 00. Yorkers, 7 2007 30; pigs, V 400
7 50: roughs, $6 00; stags, S4 7505 00.
PITTSBUpG Cattle: Choice, $6 50
p 05. good, $6 1506 40; tidy butchers,
5 7506 10, helfurs, $4 0000 00; fat cows,
bulls and sings, $2 5005 75; fresh cows,
J25 00000 00. Calves Veal, J5 0007 60.
Bhcep and Lambs Prime wethers, $4 15
ZM 25: good mixed, $S SO04 10; lambs.
VI 5005 50; spring lambs, 9 00013 09,
mixed, JO 7506 90; mediums, V 0007 05;
heavv Yorkers. 7 0507 10; light York
ers, 7 1507 20, pigs, 7 2007 25.
CINCINNATI Wheat: No. 2 rod. 86
9Sc Corn No. 2 mixed, 48049c.
Oats No. 2 mixed, 3H5032C. Ityo No.
2, 94096c. Laid-$7 9508 05. Bulk Meats
50. Bacon 10 60. Butter Cream
ery extras, 2H4o. creamery firsts and sec
onds, 2O023V&C; dairy, 18020c Poultry
Springers, 180125c; hens. 16c; turkeys,
06 00. Sheep ?2 5004 25. Lambs $4 50
06 75. Hogs Butchers and shippers,
(6 8506 95; common, $6 5006 95,
CLEVELAND Cattle: Choice steers,
J5 9006 15; good to choice steers, J5 500
6 00; heifers. l 5005 25, fat cows, $1 26
01 50, bulls, $4 7505 25; mllkors and
springers, J20 00060 00. Calves J7 500
8 00. Sheep and Lambs Mixed sheep,
$3 2B0S 75; ewes, (3 7504 00: best sheep,
$4 25; lamb, S3 5005 60. Hogs Medi
um. S6 7400 5, heavies, Ji) 50; Yorkers,
$7 1007 15; lights, it 25; pigs, $7 28;
roughs. J5 2505 50; stags, $5 00.
TOLEDO Wheat, 86Hoj com, 4Sl4cj
oats, 3-Uc; ryo, 90a; clovarseed, 9 00,
House Adopts Langdon's
Public Utilities Commission Has Power Over Stock M
Bond Issues And Con Prevent Watering Process
House Floor Leader Declares If Is More Drastic
Than Woods Measure Defeated At Last Session
Early Adjournment Dream Fades Away
Columbus, O., April C After being
amended to give tho commission
much greater powers than its author
contemplated, the Winters public
utilities bill passed the house by a
vote of 3d to 14.
Here Is a digest of Representative
Langdon's amendments to tho tele
phone sections which were adopted
before the bill was passed:
Telephone stockjobbing is prevent
ed by providing that ono telephone
company may buy the business and
property of another, but not its
No stocks nor bonds may be Issued
by a telephone company until the
public utilities commission is satis
fied that a necessity exists and gives
its consent. Absolute control over
the size of all stock and bond Issues
that are authorized rests with the
Interchange of service and the
Joint use of telephono equipment is
Stock-watering at tho time of con
solidation of two or moro telephone
companies is prevented by the pro
vision that the total amount ot
stocks, bondu and other Indebtedness
of tho consolidated company shall
not exceed tho total amount of tho
separate companies before consoli
dation. Cuyahoga Members Vote' No.
The Cuyahoga members "voted
against it becauso the house refused
to accept amendments preserving tho
rights of cities to regulate rates. All
of the Langdon amendments were In
corporated, but nothing to conserve
the rights of tho cities could bo
Senator Cctone, who Introduced the
resolution providing for adjournment
ou April 28 to May 11, and final ad
journment on the latter date, is
somewhat doubtful as to the ability
of tho legislature to complete its la
bors by that time, and nsked for the
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KTTTTTTlTl'n mTTTWriM ATITI
- - in mz rr mil - - m a iu bk i wr at-
appointment or a committee of three
to take charge of the resolution. Tha
commlttee as named consists of Sen
ators Cotone. Green and Purinton.
The senate defoated the Bruca billi
to lease a part of the Miami & Erie
canal at Cincinnati as a public streaU.
PROPOSES PLAN TO.
EMPTY IDLE HOUSE
Warden Jones- Would Parols,
Columbus, O., April 6. With over
400 cons in the idle house and the -
number dally increasing, Warden
Jones of the ponltentlary Is worried.
Talking about tho situation, Wardoa
Jones said: "With the legislature
drawing to a close and noMilng being;
done to relieve the Idle house ques
tion, I am In favor of giving the
board of managers power to act with
out the sanction of the prosecuting
attorneys and cutting down the en
rollment of the penitentiary to 1,20B
men by paroling 400 men and puttlng
them under the charge of the author- '
ities of the counties from which they- ,
Discussing the matter of paroles,
the warden said that he could find n .
large number of convicts who aro-.
physically unable to commit the
crimes for which they aro serving.
He also said that too many prisoners .
were being sent to the pen for minor
Dinkey Scheduled to Quit; '
New York, April 6. A. C. Dinkey, .
president of the Carnegie Steel com
pany, is to step down and make wj
for some coniempoiary within a very -short
period, according to reports in
Mt. Vernon, O.
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