Search America's historic newspapers pages from - or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the National Endowment for the Humanities external link and the Library of Congress. Learn more
title: 'El Paso herald. (El Paso, Tex.) 1901-1931, July 13, 1912, Week-End Edition, Image 1',
meta: 'News about Chronicling America - RSS Feed',
Image provided by: University of North Texas; Denton, TX
All ways to connect
Inspector General |
External Link Disclaimer |
EL PASO, TEXAS,
July 13, 1912 26 Pages
Fair tonight and Sunday.
THREE SECTIONS TODAY.
Railroad to Chihuahua Is
laterally Being Torn to
Pieces by Rebels.
(By Associated Prcsi).
Juarez, Mex., July li The decision
to remove all rebel troops except a
small garrison of 20 men Is regarded
as proof of the rebel Intention not
to attempt a fight at Juarez when
the federals move north along the
Mexican Cenral railroad from Chihua
hua city to Juarex. The government
forces, however, cannot repair the
Mexican Central railroad in less than
two months and no activity close to
the American border is looked for any
In tearing up the railroad, the rebels
are pulling -off the rails and bending
them, then burying them or tossing
them into rivers and lakes, when they
i an find such placet? . The ties are all
being piled up and burned. Iron
bridges are being dynamited and
wooden bridges are being burned.
With the exception of about SO0 men
scattered, along the Mexican central
railroad to draw the federals from
Chihuahua city, causing a division of
their strength in the latter place,
there are few troops in the path of the
federals as they, move northward. The
bulk of the rebel army is stretched
southwest from here along the Mexico
North "Western railroad 'jveparatory to
inading the state of Sonora.
"o Disaffection," Say Orozco.
Gen. Pascual Orosco jr., denied that
there is any disaffection of conse
quence in his ranks. Gen. David de
la Fuente, who was reported to have
gone to San Antonio, Texas, to resur
rect Uie cause of Emllio Vasquez
Gomez, once repudiated by Orozco, was
declared by the rebel chief to have
gone to Baltimore, Md., to have his
wounded arm treated. Gen. Orozco ad
ded that the dissatisfied element was
small and without power. The rebel
general last night issued the following
statement of the status of the revolu
tion "The re olution in Mexico will tri
umph because it is just and has the
support of the -Mexican -people. That
t!ie forces of Madero occupy from day
to day points of importance is not
regarded as important since they
will be in control' of more soil than
that upon which they stand. A gov
ernment which" shamelessly -violates
the laws, which commits monstrous
electoral frauds -as-was done -recently
in the congressional elections, will
have to bear the weight of national
indignation. The Mexican peope have
nrrht to Hbertv and they will have
it when they have suJtfaeident w I
IfWpects the law ana wno uoes
trifle with it"
Salazar Makes His Rebel
Soldiers Give Up Mor
Colonia Dublan, Chihuahua, Mex..
July 11. (By mail) Yesterday, so far,
has been the most exciting since the
breaking out of hostilities two years
ago. Just at noon two train loads of
rebels and horses passed through Dub
lan. A few minutes later the colon
ists learned by telephone that rebels
were sweeping the "town, taking every
horse in sight. The leading men of
the town armed themselves with the
orders given by Gen. Salazar not to
molest either horses or other property
belonging to the Mormons. When tbey
saw the order, some of them desisted,
but others did not. "$
lien went to Casas Grandes to try
to recover the horses taken, but there
was little hope. However, most of the
horses were returned.
The other day some rebels passed
through the streets and jumped the
fences and gathered green fruit. As
they could not eat it, they threw it
upon the ground. A colonist stepped
up to them and told them they were
tiespassing. but they went right on
and filled their pockets, and when he
saw that no impression could be made
on tbem by the principles of right and
justice, he left and continued his ir
rigating'. They, however, had become
angered and when they had satisfied
themselves with picking and destroy
ing fruit they drew their guns on him.
Representatives visited Casas Grandes
and Gen. Salazar and he said he did not
approve of such conduct and save an
order that all such molestation should
cease. They then asked him if he
would put out a guard to see that his
orders were carried out. He .answered.
"Yes. I will put a guard around the
soldiers, and none of them will -be per
mitted to leave headquarters."
If written orders would protect the
colonists they would be all right, but
the Mexicans disregard their own or
ders. In fact, the man who wrote the
order restraining the officials from
anv further molestation in the Juan
Soso case, disregarded his own order
and gave another making the first
void, within a few minutes after the
first was signed.
H. S. Harris, bishop Thurber and A
B. Call have been called to Guadalupe.
It is said that the rebels went there and
took practically every horse in the col
on. They secured an order from Rojas
and two other high officials saying
that all colony property should oe left
strictly alone. These orders so far, with
a little argument now and then, have
been respected and the horses have
Deen given up.
Forced to Surrender llorscx.
One rebel was confronted with the
order as he was nearing Nueva Casas
Grandes, leading a couple of horses. He
said the order did not apply to him.
"I received these horses from their
owners; you are not the owners and
the order was not given to the own
ers." said he. Again it was explained
that the order was, given for all the
colonists. "But." he persisted, "the ,or
;er was given after I had the horses
(Continued "on r'age. Five.)
WORLD'S AMATEUR AIR
Palo Alto, Calif., July 13. Victor M
amateur record for aeroplane speed, wa
here today when his machine fell at the
The aeroplane was caught by a gust o f
ground and fell 50 feet. Smith's neck was
Rebel General Shows That
He Is Still the' Boss of the
MANY REPORTS OF
Castulo Herrera and all his satellites
have been sent to the front from Ciudad
Juarez. Pascual Orozco, rebel general,
showed that he still commands and
controls the army, when he packed up
Herrera and his lieutenants, who have
been loitering on the border in inac
tivity, and sent them south to get a
taste of real fighting. They left Juarez
Saturday morning on the orders of
Orozco, who remains in Juarez, coun
seling with his lieutenants and direct
ing the movement of his army that was
recently defeated at Bachimba. Ho
will remain in Juarez several days. 're
gardless of the wishes of those who
would like to see him go; he believes
that he can best handle conditions
from Juarez and therefore he will re
main at Juarez, and when he is ready
to leave, instead of 'running, as has
been planned for him by those in whose
mind the wish is father to the thought,
he says he is going back south over
the Mexican Central in the direction
I from which the federals are coming, to
see that the work of destroying the
Mexican Central railroad aas been
thorough. Then he will gather up the
men who have been doing the work of
destruction and will march across
country with them to Casas Grandes
and Sonora. While in Juarez, Orozco
is a very active man. He remains up
late every night and rises early. He
remains close to the custom house and
is busy constantly with counsels of
war and state with his advisors and
Reports of DIssenKlon.
There are numerous reports of con
flict and probable conflict, but little
evidence in Juarez of truth in any of
them. Most of, them appear to have
their inception In El Paso, among the
army of Madero federals constantly on
duty here. One of the reports Is that
Gen. Luis Torres, former Diaz com
mander and ex-governor of Sonora, is
slated for the job of leading the rebels
into his old state of Sonora.
Gen. Ynez Salazar. commander of one
division of ,Orozcos army, is also said
,to be mentioned as the probable leader
of the Sonora revolution. As Salazar is
a reputed Vasquista, he is said to have
a strong roliowlng among the Gomez
element in the army. -
Another report is current that the
Pascualistas and the Vasquistas have
again formed a coalition and that Vas
quez Gomez will be recalled to Juarez
and accepted by Orozco as provisional
. Orozco-to-Stick Awhile.
Grxr.''1Bpb&o will remain In Juarez
for about a week longer, according to
a statement made by himself Saturday
afternoon. It had been reported that
he was to leave Saturday, but he said
that was not true. He intends to re
turn over the- same road on which he
came "tc T Juarez tne Mexfcan Centra,!
ana will so to a point on that road
where his troops, under Gen. Caraveo.
are located. From there he will go
overland across to the Casas Grandes
section to join the other troops oper
Itojnn Helps Himself.
Gen. Antonio Rojas, the rebel, com
mander who Is now operating about
Madera, is reported to be helping him
self freely to the possessions of the
people in that section, and it is said
that on his way to Madera, at Pearson
he relieved the Pearson companv's
store of about $1300 worth of goods,
for which he gave receipts; also that
he has collected several carloads of
cattle, which he Is carrying along to
feed his men.
AGUA PRIETA FEARS
ATTACK BY REBELS
Mormon Leader Brown May
Have Had Trouble
With the Federals.
Douglas. Ariz.. July 13. Orders were
received at Agua Prieta. this morning
from Mexico City that the town be evac
uated upon a rebel approach without
firing a shot Officials are prepared to
move al lrifles. ammunition, military
stores arfd official records to Douglas
at the first alarm of a rebel approach.
Arrivals from the south this morning
say 600 rebels occupy Bavis-fie and
Basarac and are planning a forced
march upon the border town.
Friends of Orson P. Crown, of El
Paso. Mormon representative in the
southwest are beginning to worry at his
continued silence He left Agua Prieta
Wednesday morning for Colonia Morelos
to investigate tne outrages perpetrated
upon the Mormon colonists b ythe fed- i
erals. ' When he left He promised to
send out a mounted messenger Thurs
day with letters and dispatches. To
the present time no courier has arrived.
Brown was very angry when he start
ed south and said he would take steps
to assure the immediate better treat
ment of the colonists. It Is feared he
has become embroiled with Gen. Blanco
or Gen. Sanjines.
Reports receives in Agua Prieta say"
the federal column has been moved to
Colonia Oaxaca. leaving Colonia More
los. GARIBALDI GOES TO
CONFER WITH 'MADERO
Gulseppe Garibaldi, former comman
der of a division of the federal volun
teers in Sonora. arrived in El Paso
Friday and will visit friends here be
fore leaving for Mexico City. Gari
baldi resigned his commission as com
mander of the volunteers because of a
disagreement between himself and Gen.
Sanjinez. Garibaldi will go to Mexico
City to confer with president Madero.
FEDERALS SAY 3IAXY
REBELS HAVE SURRENDERED
Mexico City, Mexico, July 13. An of
ficial statement was made that 1000
rebels in the north have availed them
selves of amnesty offered by Gen.
Huerta. The amnesty will not be made
general throughout the country until
the national assemblv which mnvniM
' In September sees fit to extend It.
orris Smith, jr., holder of the world's
s, instantly killed at Ravenswood, near
end of a flight from Mountain View.
wind as Smith was circling to the j
England and France Declare
That v International Law
Compels Such Action.
in town of cashvibra
Lisbon, Portugal, July "13. Acording
to the Portuguese newspaper Paiz, Spain
lias, received a collective note from Eng
land and France pointing out the prin
ciple of international law which obliges
Spain to respect the republic of the Por
tuguese and to enforce neutrality on
Scnor Augusto Vasconcellgs, the Por
tuguese premier, had an interview today
with Sir Arthur Henry Hardinge, British
minister to Portugal, in the course of
which he protested against Spain per
mitting anncd Portuguese royalists to
encamp on Spanish territory.
Wholesale arrests of royalist conspira
tors have been effected at Bellas, in the
province of Estrcmadura, about 11 miles
to the northwest of Lisbon, where the
-ebcls had cut the telegraph wires and
had planned to seize the batteries of
the fortress of Qualuz. The plot failed
owing to the republican troops having
discovered a store of guns and dynamite
and a quantity of v omen's divided
skirts with which the conspirators had
intended to disguise themselves.
Further disorders are reported from
the town of Casimbra, about IS miles
south of Lisbon, on the Atlantic coast,
where royalist svmpath'zers attacked
the Democratic club.
Royalist bands also arc reported to
be showing activity at various points
along the frontier. "In one encounter six
royalists were killed by the republican
REQUEST OF GREAT
Senate Votes to Make Pana
ma Canal Bill Unfin
Washington. D. C, July 13. The sen
ate today voted 40 to 34 to make the
Panama canal bill unfinished business.
This substantially refuses Great Brit
ain's request that the bill be held up
pending diplomatic negotiation. An ef
fort to put Democratic tariff legisla
tion ahead was lost.
May Postpone Impeachment Trial.
The impeachment trial of Judge Arch-
haw of the XMmmrcecourt will depend l3ariI0Xirlaitolay -for thontJLittia
as to date largely upaTmmrttTVneef$tfn'fi?g ST W fiirf "V If,
Mnrpsoii hi- thu nm:wi inrist I vauc nomse at sea uirt. ..n. d., lor a
expressed by the accused jurist.
At least a majority "of the Republican
senators prefer to postpone the formal
proceedings until cooler weather, meantime-
allowing both the house-, which
adopted the articles of impeachment
sel for defence ample time for prepara
tion. The Democratic senators are dis
posed to favor early action but both
sides agreed today that judge Arch
bald's preference should be given seri
ous consideration. -Approves
President Taft yesterday approved a
senate bill authorizing him to rein
state Capt. Robert H. Peck in the
army, but in a memorandum expresced
disapproval of the disposition to re
entry before congressional committee
cases of dismissals duly conducted with
entire propriety before legally consti
tuted courts martial.
Peck was convicted and dismissed
several years ago after he had preferred
charges against a superior officer that
proved groundless. The president said
there were certain circumstances sur
rounding the charges and trial that
perhaps Justified a reinstatement
without criticism of the court martial
that recommended sentence."
The Objection of Great Britain.
The senate was officially notified of
the British protest against the Panama
canal administration last night, when
secretary Knox, In a letter to senator
Brandegee, chairman of the senate in
ter oceanic canals committee, outlined
the objections raised by Great Britain.
Sew Senator Qualifies.
Escorted by his colleague, senator
Newlands, W. A. Massey, appointed by
the governor of Nevada to succeed the
late senator Nixon, today took the oath
Bulllt's Appointment Confirmed.
The appointment of William Marshall
Bullit, of Louisville, as solicitor general
of the United States, to succeed Fred
erick W. Lehman, was confirmed today.
ITALY HAS HAD
ENOUGH OF WAR
Tr.nA 4- ei : t-- j.
-KCady 10 SaCriflCC KlglltS 111
Tripoli in Exchange
Paris, France. July 13. The Italian
government recently informed the
powers In an unofficial way that It
was ready and anxious to bring the
Turco-Italian war to an end. accord
ing to information from an authorita
tive source. The Italian government ex
pressed itself as willing to pay a heavy
Indemnity to the Turkish government
for the transfer of Its sovereignty rights
in Tripoli to Italy, and the Turkish
islands in the Aegean sea already oc
cupied by Italy.
PRAIRIE DOG PETS
NEW FAD IN KANSAS
Evans. Colo.. July 13. Mrs. W. A.
Bergman, of Sharon Springs, Kan.,
who is visiting Mrs. Michaels, has in
troduced a new fad when calling. She
brought with her "Little Jimmie." a
young prairie dog, which she carries
around in a large pocketbook when
The first appearance of'Littlc Jim
mie" caused consternation at a so
cial gathering yesterday, but now
that the women have made his ac
quaintance they are all enthusiastic
over the. new fad, and it may be that
this social innovation will extend
throughout Weld county.
HOT AFTER MURDERER
Lexington, Ky., July 13. Twenty
militiamen sent to the mountains in
Mogoffin county to capture a murderer,
are close on his trail and his capture is
expected before night.
The man wanted is "Bud" Collins
who is alleged to have shot and killed
Mack Bailey and a brother. Another
Bailey is said to have shot Collins in
the back. Collins had his wound
dressed and escaped to the mountains
wnere several armed guards are pro
tecting him. It is expected a fight will
take plaie before tollmss friends Will
allow lnm to be taken prisoner. 1
E TO HELP
Visits Candidate and Prof
fers Service; Speaker
Clark Also at Sea Girt.
McCOMBS IN LEAD
Sea Girt, X. J-, July 13. Charles R.
Crane, of Chicago, who gave $20,000 to
the La Follette campaign fund, came
out this afternoon with a declaration
that he would support :oernor Wilson
for the presidency and would contribute
to the Democratic campaign fund, if the
-overnor would permit him to do so.
5lr. Crane was accompanied by presi
dent Van Hise. of the University of Wis
consin, a former La lol cttc sym
pathizer, but who is now with governor
Wilson. Both were at the governors
Three Important Conferences.
Three of the most important confer
ences of governor Wilson's career as
presidential nominee happened today at
the little white house here. After brcak-
j fast the overnor went to his office to
' lt fth j.obcrt s. Hudspeth. Will-
- v fcComhs. Josephns Daniels and
Edward K. Crosscup, over the final de
tails rf his message to the national
committee. . . ,
Charles R. Crane, of Chicago, and
president Van Hise, of the University cf
Wisconsin, were also quests. As pro
motors of senator Ijj. Follette for the
Republication nomination, Messrs. Crane
and Van Hise's lisit was regarded as of
Not the least important was the visit
of speaker Champ Clark, who came over
McCombs Probable Chairman.
Political forecasters were busy with
the jTOvernors message. There was
unanimity of opinion that William F.
McComhs would be the choice for na
tional chairman. A great many thought
that Joseph Davis, national committee
man from Wisconsin, would be elected
secretary, while some thought that
William G. McAdoo would be elected
treasurer or chairman of the finance
Some of these with whom the gov
ernor has been in frequent consultation
believe that a single body would direct
the campaign and that there would be
no division of authority between the
national committee and a campaign
Clerk Leaves for Sea Girt.
Washington. D. C.Julv 13. Speaker
conference with governor Woodrov Wil
. Xo statement was forthcoming from
the speaker before his departure. It is
known governor Wilson had set aside
three hours for the conference with Mr.
Clark, and the speaker is expected to de
vote much of that time to a discussion
of the house program with especial ref
erence to its assistance in the campaign.
WANTS SUPPORT OF
Roosevelt Says There Is No
North or South in
Oyster Bay, ST. Y., July 13. A pro
test against any hint of sectionalism in
the new progressive party was made
yesterday by Col. Roosevelt, who said
he did not "care a rap" where a man
was born or whether his father wore
the blue or the gray so long as he -v. as
the right type.
Col. Roosevelt was told of a speech
made yesterday by Gen Daniel Sickles.
of New York, at the meeting for the
organization of the new party in this
state. Gen. Sickles was quoted as say
ing Woodrow Wilson was "born amid
rebel surroundings and that we of the
north have never been disposed to put
such a man in the white house."
Col. Roosevelt said he could not dis
cuss the speech but that it was the de
sire of the founders of the new party
to make the movement one which would
represent all sections of the country.
"The call for the progressive con
vention." he continued, "stated that this
was to be nationwide, nonsectional move
ment, free from any of the sectional-or
otlier jealousies and bitternesses of the
past. In my speech at the Orchestra
hall mqeting in Chicago in which I
stated that I would accept the pro
gressive nomination. I also stated that
we appealed alike to the men who wore
the blue and the men who wore the
gray, and to the sons of the men who
wore the blue and to "the sons of the
men who wore the gray.
"The brothers of my mother served in
the Confederate army just as the kin
folk of my father served in the union
"No man has been more prominent in
this movement than judge Ben B. Llnd
sey, born in the south, whose father
served in Forrest's cavalry. We appeal
to the northerners and southerners,
easterners and westerners alike."
Exsenator Allee and nine other Dela
ware men who have enlisted in the new
party came to see joi. i;oosevelt yes
terday. "They came to talk over conditions
in Delaware," said the colonel. "Thev
said they would begin the primary cam
paign soon and that they believed the
Republican machine totally misrepre
sented the people."
HILLES WILL OPEN
SHOP NEXT WEEK
Republican National Head
quarters to Be Opened
in Three Places.
New York, N. Y., July 13. National
headquarters from which the campaign
of the Republican party will be carried
on will be established here next week.
James 11. Keynolds, secretary of the
Kepublican national committee, an
nounced last night that about 15 rooms
on the 10th and 11th floors of the Times
building had been engaged. Mr. Rey
nolds will be in active charge. Branch
offices will be established as early as
possible, Mr. Reynolds said, one in Chi
cago for the middle west, and one
somewhere on the Pacific coast.
Charles D. Uilles. president Taft's
secretary and chairman of the national
committee ( will spend much of his
time at headquarters here. He prob
ably will make at least one trip all the
way across the continent, putting him
self In personal touch with Taft lead
ers and managers along the route.
ine KepuDllean national committee.
p.obably the whole committee, and not
tho vUbc-ommittee. ill meet Iic-re next
l'riday, Mr. Rejnolds announctd. I
Tornado, Hurls Roof of Ball
Park Grandstand Into the
LOSS AT IrRAND
RAPIDS AND KENOSHA
Grand Rapids, Mich., July 13. Grand
Rapids was hit early today by a tor
nado that injured 40 or more people
and did thousands of dollars worth of
damage. The storm entered the city
from the -southwest about 4 oclock. The
first place struck was the city market
and the grand Rapids Central league
baseball park, adjoining.
The market was crowded with farmers
and their teams, as trading had just
begun. After the storm struck, the roof
of the ball park grandstand was lifted
and -scattered all over the market. A
panic followed. Horses were killed and
a great many persons were hurt, some
so badly they had to be sent to the hos
pitals. The police reserves and "fire de
partment were called out.
The storm then swept across town,
striking the best residence district. It
struck the market place just as the bell
lor the morning opening rang.
No Warning of Wind.
A terrific thunderstorm, which had
been approaching, had given no warning
of danger from wind, but suddenly a
whirling balloon cloud appeared in "the
southwest and headed directly toward
the clustered produce wagons.
With a deafening roar the roof of the
ball park grandstand was lifted high in
the air and fell in a veritable rain of
great planks and beams upon the fright
ened men and horses in the market
place, causing a panic.
One Dies From Shock.
Men and women thrown down by the
wind were run over and knocked uncon
scious by dashing teams. Nellie Wiersma
attempted to quiet her frightened horses,
but fell, and in a moment two heavy
fruit wagons passed over her. She may
die. Many other persons suffered broken
limbs, but it is thought all will recover.
Charles Gibbs, 57 years old, who; was
suffering from nervous disease, died from
shock caused by the storm.
Strikes Kenosha; One Killed.
Kenosha, Wis., July 13. Mrs. E.
Printz, of South Kenosha, was killed
and many people injured in a "tornado
which nassed thrcaieh. tie suburbs of
Tvendiha early today. Hie stbrm was
tne most severe known in this section ot
the state in many years, and left a path
of desolation behind it. Houses were
blowji down, trees uprooted, barns col
lapsed and crops ruined by the' force of
Mrs. Printz was about to become a
mother, bhe was ill when the tornado
struck her home and died from the
The two story home of Capt. 0. Xelson
at South Kenosha, was completely de
molished and Xelson was found buried
in the debris.
Great Havoc In Wake.
He was unconscious, but it was stated
that he would recover. It is said that
the path of the storm was a quarter of a
mile in width and in this territory every
thing was practically ruined. It is im
possible to estimate the loss.
In Kenosha proper, where the storm
was very severe, but did not attain the
velocity of a tornado, a hotel was struck
by lightning. There was a panic among
the hotel guests, but they escaped in
their night clothing and no one was seri
Tidal Wave on lake.
Racine, Wis.. July 13. A terrific elec
tric storm in this vicinity was featured
bv a small tidal iri rn Yol-n -f ;!.;..
The water in tlm riror liaro wic aA,.Avni I
feet, then receded, leaving the level one
r.-J .. .. """h J" icli uul
foot lower than the normal btaire.
In Kacinc much damage was done
along the lake front by lightning, while
throughout Racine and Kenosha, coun
ties, where the rain amounted to a cloud
burst, railway tracks were washed out
and traffic interrupted.
MOTHS HOLD UP
Between Kansas City and
Denver Thev Interfere
Denver, Colo.. July 13. Miller moths
delayed the coming Union Pacific train
from Kansas Qity and the Rock Island
irain today from Chicago, according
to reports of the engineers of the
The moths swarmed upon the tracks
and greased the rails so efectively that
the wheels spun around, making it
impossible for the trains to make the
For hours today the miller moths
were thick in Denver, even in the
down town business district, and it was
said by passengers on the UnionPacific
and Rock Island trains that on tho
plains east of Denver the moths were
in such swarms as to darken the sun.
The passengers said that the moths
were piled over the rail like grass
hoppers in Kansas and that when the
engine struck them the drivers spun
around and could not grip the rails.
This is said to be the first time In
the history of railroading anywhere
In The country where moths have de
WILL SWIM THE
CHANNEL OR DIE
American Girl to Attempt to
Cross Prom England
Boston. Mass., July 13. "I'm going
to swim the English channel or die in
the attempt. If I fail I shall not let
them pull me into a boat. I'll just
sink. I want to be the first woman
to do it, so as to bring honor to the
stars and stripes."
This Svas Rose Pltonofrs farewell
to America as she sailed for Kngland
on the Franconia from East Boston.
A big crowd of admirers gathered at
the pier to give the sturdy young
swimmer a send off. Many came from
ork and other cities. Thev
brought gifts an,! flowers which filled
Deposed Senator Declares
He Will Prove His Inno
cence Before He Dies.
-TO THE DEBATE
Senator Kern Refuses to
Notice Repeated Chal
lenges of Hlinois Man.
"Washington, D. C, July 13. By
tote of S3 to ZS, the United States sen- !
ate today unseated "William Lorimer, ,
the junior senator from Illinois, and dc- '
clarcd his title to his neat Invalid.
The end of the Ions fight to oust the
senator came after lx dny of protract
ed debate, la vihlch senator Lorimer
hlniself had occupied the floor for three
sessions, making an impossloned de
fence of hiii election.
The final vote was on the resolution
offered by senator Luke Lea from Ten
nessee, declaring: the Lorimer election
by the Illinois legislature in 1009 In
valid. The adoption of the Lea resolu
tion with lt the senate's verdict that
corrupt methods and practices were
employed In the election of "William
The Vote In the Case.
Those who voted to oust Lorimer
Ashhust. Arizona), Bacon, Borah,
Bourne, Brlggs, Bristow. Brown Bry
an, Burton. Chamberlain. Clapp, Clark
(Arkansas), Crawford, Cullom, Cum
mins, Curtis, Dixon, Fall (New
Mexico), F. Gardner, Gore, Gronna,
Hitchcock, Johnson, .Kenyon, Kern,
La Follette, Lea. Lodge, Martin. Mar
tine. Myers, Xelson, Newlands, O'Gor
man. Overmon, Page, Poindexter.
Pomerene, Rayner, Reed. Root, San
ders, Shively, Simmons. Stone. Suth
eland, Swanson. Townsend, Watson.
Williams, Works, Clark, Smith (Ari
zona). Smith (Georgia.. Smith IMlchl-
K San)f -Smith -fSeucli aronas) 65
Favored seatlnjr Lorimer.
Those who voted against the Lea
resolution and in favor of Lorimer
Bailey (Texas), Bradley, Brandegee,
Burnham, Catron (New Mexico), Clark
(Wyoming). Crane, Blllingham. Flet
cher, Foster, Gallinger, Gamble, Gug
genheim. Johnson. Jones, Tippit. Mc-
I Cumber, Oliver, Painter, Penrose. Per
kins, Richardson. Smith (Maryland),
Smoor, Stephenson, Bornton, Tillman,
Senators paired In favor of the res
olution (against Lorimer) were:
Chilton. Culberson, Davis and Owen.
Senators paired against (in favor ot
Lorimer) were: Bankhead, Dupont,
Heyburn and Warren.
Senators absent and not paired
were: Percy and McLain.
Senator Lorimer did not vote.
There are 95 members in the sen
ate, there being one vacancy in
Close Was Dramatic.
The closing moments of the trial
were intensely dramatic. Lorimer
holding the floor, making a last de
fence of his election, declared he did
not appeal for the votes of any sen
ator, but asked for justice.
Senator Lorimer, when the vote was
announced, walked slowly toward the
back of the room and passed into a
cloak room, senator Smoot throwing
an arm over his shoulder.
The vote ousting him was concluded
at 2:5Joclck-,. The an w.no ,nad,
ooeiinftwl a .it in th wmte since
June 18, 1909, by the vote today passed
out of the records and never officially
has he held a seat iir the senate of
the United States.
The resolution adopted by a vote ot
almost 2 to 1 was as follows:
"Resolved that. corrupt methods '
and practices were employed in the
election of William Lorimer to me
senate of the United States from the
state of Illinois, and that his election
therefore was invalid."
In the closing sentences of his
speech senator Lorimer expressed
gratitude for tributes which senators
had paid to his private life.
"Every man who has such a life has
his oVn reward he has it here," he
said. "I ask nothing on that account;
it has no bearing in the case. I hope
it will influence no senator in making
up his judgment."
He spoke of his family. "I have
been the happiest of men. living and
blessed by God's son." die said. "1
ask nothinjr because of them, nor be
cause of my ideal home life.
"It has been said by senators that
the worst foes of Lorimers have not
impeached his integrity. They have
said that 'his word was as good aa
bond,' that "he never turned on a
friend, that he has been consistent,
right or wrong.'
His Last Appeal.
"But I ask no consideration for that.
BAILEY SAYS COUNTRY
IF CHANGES CONTINUE FOR THIRTY YEARS
WILL HA VE REVOL UTION
Washington, D. C, July 13- Sena- i
tor Jos. Bailey, of Texas, in a farewell
address at a private dinner last night, f
predicted that if conditions in the
United States changed as much in the
next 30 years as they had in the last 30.
the country would lace a condition par
alleling that of tho French revolution.
Colleagues of the Texas leader revealed
his remarks today.
Mr. Bailey charged that members of
congress, by their own cowardice, were
responsible for a condition of unrest
which prevails. He virtually charged
the Democratic party with exaggerat
ing the importance of existing evils
"This republic is near a crisis which
Is greater tb.in the wisest men think "
said senator Bailey. "1 do not forget
that the French revolution came while
the governors were at the theater and
that the .-irose from tli.-ii li-inniiet
J tabKs tu comt. fam lo Lu vjtli vio-
Wm. Lorimer Who Is
When the senators are making up their
minds, when they are deciding whether
they will believe Lorimer or Charles A.
White, all I ask is to consider in con
nection with a record of 40 years my
truth and veracity, as stated by my
enemies. I ask the consideration of sen
ators, as to whether they will; believe
the bribe taker, who has lied time and
again, or believe me.
"Much has been said about 'Lorimer's
resigning,' he continued. "If at the
beginning of this oase, I had believed
that one man had been bribed to vote
for me, I wouldyhave laid my -resignation
on the vice president's table. But
I know, the record, I know there was
not a corrupt vote cast for me."
In closing Lorimer said:
"Oh. senators, though yau all vote
to turn me out. though, every vote has
baaa fond against me, yet yJU I not
resign. No, no, no! I'll not resign. If I
go from this body, it will be because
more senators vote tor that resolution
than against it.
"My exit will not be for fear; it will
not be because I am a coward. It will
be because of the crime of the senate of
these United States.
"I am ready," he added dramatically
as he took his seat.
The Vote Is Taken.
Senator Lorimer finished his speech
shortly after 1:30 p. m. and senator
Dixon took -the floor to read some affi
davits regarding- Lorimer's charge of
attempted bribery at the Chicago con
vention. It was Indicated that a vote would
be taken soon. Senator Tillman an
nounced, that he would vote in support
of Lorimer. He had been counted on
the other side.
The roll was then called on the reso
lution. Evidence of" Working for Delay.
There was a well defined ueltef in
the senate today when it reconvened to
continue the Lorimer case that the pro
Lorimer forces were" working to delay
further the final vote in -the hope of
ahanging several . wavering votps to
the support of Mr. Lorimer.
The anti-Lorimer forces practically
conceded that his speech of yesterday
had put back on Lorimer's side two
senators counted upon as antagonistic
to bim on the second vote. These wero
senator Cullum, of Illinois, . his col
league, and senator Tillman, of-South
Carolina. The belief that these two sen
ators had determined- to appose the
resolution to unseat-Lorimer because of
his analysis of the evidence against
him, was generally- accepted as -a fact
today by his opponents.
Renews Challenge to Kern.
Senator Kern had not determined.
whether he would jy to Mr, Lorimer
when the latter again took up his
speech at the opening of tday's session.
Almost the first utterance of the Illi
nois senator was a renewal of the chal
lenge to senator Kern and his asso
ciates to refute certain of Lorimer's
statements as to the evidence brought
out by the investigation. Again the de
fy brought no response.
Senator Lorimer's immediate attack;
upon Lea, Kenyon and Kern, and his
repeated challenge to them to disprove
his statements lent added color to the
belief that an effort would be made
to bring on further' debate before the
final vote on the Lea resolution of ex
clusion. Senator Kern was the center of a.
short conference when he came on the
floor, one of the participants being
senator Luke Lea, another minority
member of the investigating committee,
and a target for Lorimer's shafts in the
two days of his speaking: The opponent
of senator Lorimer had practically
agreed not to answer his charges and
challenges, believing that to open a
(Continued on Pace 5.1
lence and bloodshed in the streets of
Parls- Xot FacIn It No,T.
"i do not say the United States is
facing such a state of affairs, but I do
I maintain that if within the next 30
years, the country should continue to
change as it has in the last 30. we will
find ourselves face to face with such a
condition at the end of that time.
"You senators and representatives."
continued Mr. Bailey, "can prevent this
great crisis and you will do so If you
have the courage to go out and tell the
nublic the truth. Every evil which ex
ists In the country today can be cor
rected without danger to the principles
and polici s upon which this republic
was lounded and it should le done.
"The impatience- of the mir.o'-ity of
which I myself have been a member has
been largely responsible for the state
of mind of the people of the United
StatfS todav fr thev have crossly ex
jgji aud tbc 1 1 lis cf the country."