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SATURDAY, MAY 7, 1910. -FOURTEEN PAGES
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FIFTY-NINTH YEAR. NO. 174.
KING EDWARD SINKS TO
FINAL SLEEP WITHOUT
AGAIN BEING CONSCIOUS
KING GEORGE V IS DULY
PROCLAIMED RULER OF
THE UNITED KINGDOM
THE NEW RULER OF GREAT BRITAIN
Council, in Session
O'clock Makes Official Announcement t
WORLD UNITES IN TRIBUTE TO EDWARD VII
Dead Monarch Lauded Everywhere as One of Greatest Agents
for Peace Among Nations and Demise Declar
ed to Be a Serious Loss.
OP LIFE OP GEORGE V.
1865, June 3 Born at Marlbor
ough house, London.
1877 Entered the navy.
1880 Promoted to midshipman.
1884 Promoted lieutenant.
1889 Commander of torpedo
1890 Commander of gunboat
1892 Became In direct line of
succession through death of his
elder brother, the duke of Clar
ence. 1892 Created Duke of York.
1893 Promoted captain In the
1893, July 6 Married Princess
Mary of Teck.
: 1894 Prince Eflwara Albert,
present heir, born.
1901 Made a tour around the
world of the British possessions.
1901 Created prince of Wales.
1905 Toured Indian for five
1910 Succeeded to the throne of
London, May 7. King
George V. was, proclaimed this
afternoon. . ... .. ;.-'
The proclamation was"' ap
proved by the privy council at
The' council met in the throne
room at St. James palace un
der the presidency of the Earl
of Carew. The new monarch
was given t' title of King
George V .
The kinsr, who had driven
from the Marlborough house,
waited in a room adjoining the
council chamber while the
lengthy formalities leading up
to the actual proclamation
FULL TITLE VESTED.
With today's ceremony and
in his 45th year, the second son
of King Edward VII, and Queen
Alexandria, becomes ruler of
the United Kingdom of Great
Britain and Ireland and of the
British dominions beyond the
seas, defender of the faith and
emperor of India.
Will I phold IMgnlty.
After being notified by the council
lors that he had succeeded to the
throne. King George delivered a brief
address, announcing determination to
endeavor to maintain the high tradi
tions of the British court and to fulfill
to the best of his abilities the great
trust imposed in him.
Take the Oath.
Lord Chancellor LoreDurn adminis
tered the oath to the king, and the
cabinet ministers swore allegiance to
the new sovereign, at the. same time
tendering their seals of office, which
his majesty returned.
The ministers kissed the king's hand.
The councillors, upon being reappoint
ed, In turn took the oath of allegiance
and kissed the king's hand. This con
cluded the business of the council, and
his majesty retired.
View the Body. .
.The members of the royal household
this afternoon entered, the death cham
ber to view the body of the late mon
arch. The features bear a peaceful
expression. No plan9 for the funeral
had been announced this evening, but
May 21 Is the latest date suggested.
Official and Private
Tributes by Americans
Are Paid Late King
Washington, May 7. King Ed
ward's death called forth numerous
expressions of sympathy and appre
ciation of his ability as a ruler from
various members of the diplomatic
corps, cabinet officers, congressmen
and prominent government officia's
Landed by President.
President Taft immediately cabled
condolences to Queen Alexandria, de
in Throne Room, at 4
claring therein his "appreciation of
those high qualities which made the
life of the late king so potent an
influence toward peace and justice
among the nations."
Secretary of State Knox said
"King Edward VII. had qualities
which made his fine influence to be
felt in many international affairs and
this Influence . was always found op
the side of peace and Justice."
Others Join In Praise.
Secretaries Meyer and Dickinson
paid warm tributes to the deceased
monarch, as did also Chairman Cul-
lom of the senate committee on for
eign affairs and Representative Fos
ter, chairman of the house commit
tee on foreign affairs.
Prince Tokugawa, president of the
house of peers of Japan, who is on
a visit to this country, pronounced
the death of the king a great loss
to the world. Japanese Ambasso-
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Rain and colder tonight, with light
frost. Sunday, fair and warmer
Temperature at 7 a. m., 45. Maxi
mum temperature in last 24 hours, 61;
minimum In 12 hours, 45. Velocity of
wind at 7 a. m. 9 miles per hour. Pre
cipitation up to 7 a. m.. .01. Relative
humidity, at 7 p. m. 40, at 7 a, m. 79.
St. Paul 4.1 .0
Red Wing 2.7 .1
Reed's Landing 2.7 .1
La Crosse 3.8 .1
Prairie du Chien 5.5 .2
Dubuque 6.2 .2
Clinton CO .3
Le Claire 3.3 .0
Davenport 5.7 .1
Only slight changes in the Missis
sippi will occur from below Dubuque
J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
(From noon today to noon tomorrow.)
Sun sets C:5S. rises 4:40: moon rises
4:28 a. m.: 0:24 p. m.. moon in con
junction with Saturn, passing from
west to east of the planet only one-half
degree south thereof; planet Mercury
possibly visible: 2:46 a. m.. Halley's
comet now 5 degrees south of star
HALLEY'S COMET BULLETIN..
Copyright, 1910, by Frederic Camp
bell. May 7 Halley's comet rises today at
2:42 a. m.; .tomorrow at 2:38 a. m. Sun
rises 4:46. Comet's speed today about
1,713 miles per minute. Comet 5 de
grees south of the star Gamma Pe
gasi. Work of Day in Congress
Washington, May 7. Following is
a summary of the proceedings of the
two houses of congress yesterday,
taken from the official records:
SENATE The poBtofflce appropriation
bill, carrying about (240.000. 000, was
passed by the senate without amend
ment. As the result of this action no
conference will be required upon this
bill. A large number of bills were
passed, including one to provide for the
division of the lands in the Crow Indian
reservation and one granting pensions
of $12 a month to nurses who served In
the civil war. The senate adjourned
HOl'SB The house practically con
cluded with the consideration of. the
administration railroad bill for the
adoption of amendments before ad
journment and agreed that a final vote
would be taken next . Tuesday. The
section authorizing mergers between
railroads was struck out bv a vote of
131 to 128. Efforts of democrats to
strike out the sections relating to the
capitalization of railroads were inef
fectual. PUBLISH BILLS
Washington, May 7. The senate
committee on privileges and elections
today voted to report the campaign
publicity bill, amended so as to not
require publication In advance of
INDICTED FOR PERJURY,
REP. M.S. UMK CONFESSES
Lorimer Bribery Scandal Grows in Extent With Re-
bers of Illinois House;
Chicago, May 7.-r-Democratic Rep
resentative Michael S. Link, indict
ed on the charge of perjury yesterday
in connection with the Lorimer brib
ery charges, confessed to the grand
jury today. This announcement
was made in court today by State's
Attorney Wayman In requesting that
the indictment against Link be
Is Third Secured.
Link's confession is the third so
far secured by the -prosecutor. The
first was by Representative White,
whose story resulted in the calling
of the inquisitorial body. This was
followed by that of Representative
Beckemeyer, who is a member of one
of the prominent families in his sec
tion of the state.
Immunity Bath Ready for Few.
The fact that neither White nor
Beckemeyer was indicted, and the
annulling of the indictment against
Link suggests t the state's attorney
is willing to furnish a certain num
ber "Immunity baths" to make cer
tain of the conviction of those he
deems the more culpable.
Keeps Part Secret.
To reporters Wayman said he was
not ready to explain whether Link's
confession concerned the St. Louis
"jackpot" only or included evidence
on the alleged purchase of votes for
Chicago, May 7. Lee O'Neill Browne
of Ottawa, democratic leader 6f the
Illinois house of representatives, was
indicted on a charge of bribery and
Representative Robert E. Wilson, of
Chicago and Representative Michael
S. Link of Mitchell, 111., were indicted
on the charge of perjury here yester
day by the special grand jury, which
for a week has been investigating the
election of May 26. 1909, of William
Lorimer of Chicago to the United
The evidence upon which the indict
ments were returned in Judge Ker
sten's court was suplled by Represen
tative Charles A. White of O'Fallon
and Representaotive II. J. C. Becke
meyer of Carlyle. . Wilson and Link,
as well, as White and Beckemeyer, are
democratic members of the legislature.
Baaed on White's Charge.
Specifically, the bribery charge against
Brown is based on the charge that he
gave Representative White $850 in a
hotel in Chicago late in May, 1909, as
alleged compensation for White's vote
for Lorimer for senator. The perjury
charge against Link is based on his
testimony before the present grand
Jury May 5 last. In his testimony
Link Is alleged to have sworn that he
was not in St. Louis, Mo., July 15, 1909,
and that he did not there meet Repre
sentative Robert E. Wilson of Chicago.
The grand Jury declares that it finds
upon investigation that Link was in St.
Louis on that date and did meet Wil
son. Perjury Committed.
The Jux further declares that Link
KING GEORGE V.
wilfully perjured himself after full re
alization of the value of his statements
in the investigation.
The perjury charge against Wilson
Is based on his testimony given before
the members of the grand jury May 5.
The indictment alleges that Wilson
testified that he did not hand sums of
money to Representative Whito and
Representative Beckemeyer in the
Southern hotel at St. Louis July 15,
1909. The grand jury states in its bill
against Wilson that It finds that Wil
son did hand money to both White and
Beckemeyer at St. L011I3 on the date
Sromr'f Ball $15,000.
Immediately upon the return of the
three indictments Judge Kersten's fix
ed Browne's bail at $15,000 and that of
Link at $5,000.
NO NOISE FOR T. R.
AT BERLIN NOW
Berlin, May 7. On the announce
ment of the death of King Edward all
engagements of Emperor William for
the next two days were cancelled. The
Roosevelt program, However, probably
will be carried but as planned except
that the spectacular features will be
avoided 'and there will be no official
WORDS ' OF
KING EDWARD VII. "Well, It
is all over; but I think I have done
CHARLES I. of England "Re
member." CHARLES II. of England "Don't
let poor Nelly starve."
' OLIVER CROMWELL "My de
sire is to make what hasta I may
to be gone."
JULIAN, Roman emperor "O
Galilean, thou hast conquered."
LOUIS XIII. of France "There
come to me thoughts that torment
LOUIS XIV. of France "I
thought dying had been harder."
LOUIS XVIII. of France "A
king should die standing.".
NAPOLEON I. of
"Head of the Army!"
you at Sedan?"
GEORGE WASHINGTON "It is
well, lam about to die, and I look
upon ft with perfect resignation."
FOR J. 0, ARMOUR
Trenton, N. J., May 7. Governor
Fort today refused to -issue "B-requl-ition
upon the governor of Illinois
for the extradition of J. Ogden Ar
mour, director of the National Pack
ing company, under indictment in
Hudson county with others of the
packing companies on the charge of
conspiracy to unlawfully enhance the
cost of meat through creating an ar
tificial scarcity of the same.
Fort gave out a lengthy opinion
setting forth his reasons for the re
fusal. The substance is that Ar
mour is neither a fugitive from jus
tice nor was he in fact in New Jer
sey at the time of commission of the
LAYS SIEGE TO
Washington, May 7. President Taft
today announced an intention to re
main in Washington until congress
has passed some legislation he thinks
the republican party is pledged to en
act. Unless congress has made head
way towards putting into law the
White house legislative program the
president may cancel the central west
trip in June.
IN COSTA RICA
New York, May 7. Dr. Ulloa, Costa
Rican consul general, this city, said
rtoday he had unofficial advices inform
ing him the city of Paraiso was prac
tically destroyed by the earthquake.
The loss of life in Costa Rica so far
is 1,000. Ten thousand persons are
homeless. The property loss is $23,
000,000. CONGRESS SHOWS
RESPECT FOR KING
Washington, May 7. The sunar
civil appropriations bill was reported
to the house today. The house ad
journed as a mark of respect to the
memory of the late King Edward VII.
A resolutl n of sympathy was adopted.
Big Shoe Firm Fail.
Boston, Mass., May 7. Perkins, Har
dy & Co., shoe manufacturers, assign
ed today with liabilities of $600,000 and
assets of $500,000.
Athens, 111., Banker Fails.
Springfield, 111., May 7. A bankrupt
cy petition was filed today against Lee
Kincaid. a banker of Athens. - The lia
bilities are $180,000 and assets $135,
000. ' . . .
Pneumonia, Following Bronchial Trouble, Claimed
Him Within Few Hours After Attack
LAST BREATH WAS DRAVN AT 11:45 P. M.
Custom of Centuries Followed in Making Formal Announce
ment of Death and Succession of Son, Prince
George, to the Throne.
London, May 7. King Edward VII.,
who returned to England from a vaca
tion 10 days ago in the best of health,
died at 11:45 o'clock last night in the
presence ot his family, after an illness
of less than a week, which was serious
hardly more than three days.
The Prince of Wales succeeded to
the crown immediately, according to
the laws of the kingdom, without offi
cial ceremony. His first official act
waj to dispatch to the lord mayor the
announcement of his father's death,
in pursuance to custom. His telegram
"I am deeply grieved to inform
you that my beloved father, the
king, passed away peacefully at
11:45 o'clock tonight. GEORGE."
The physicians soon afterwards is
sued their, official bulletin, which was
"May 6, 11:50 p. m. His ma
jesty the king breathed his last at
11:45 o'clock tonight, in the pres
ence of her majesty, Queen Alex
andra, the prince and princess of
Wales, Princess Royal, the duch
ess of Fife, Princess Victoria and
Princess Louise, the duchess of
"LAKIIMG, REID, POWELL, DAW
SON." Pneumonia, foJlQwing bronchitis, is
"neTllved to have been the cause of
death, but the doctors thus far have
refused to make a statement. Some
of the king's friends are convinced
that worry over the critical political
situation which confronted nira, with
sleepless nights, aggravated, if it did
not cause, the fatal illness.
Thou la Death Chamber.
Besides the nearest relatives in Eng
land, the duke of Fife and the arch
bishop of Canterbury were in the
death chamber. The king's brother,
the duke of Connaught, with his fam
ily, is at Suez, hastening home from
Africa. The king's daughter. Queen
Maud of Norway, will start for Eng
The intelligence that the end of
King Edward's reign had come was
not a surprise at the least. The people
had been expecting to hear it any
hour since the evening's bulletin was
posted at Buckingham palace and
flashed throughout the kingdom. The
capital received it without excitement,
but sadly, for the king with his own
people was unquestionably one of the
most popular rulers In the world.
Papers Brlna; Xewa.
The fashionable restaurants were
just emptying and a few groups of late
theatregoers were making their way
homeward through the rain, while a
small crowd still hung about the pal
ace when the streets were filled sud
denly with newsboys shrilly crying:
"Death of the King." The papers
were quickly seized and the people
discussed the momentous event quietly
and soon dispersed. The streets were
deserted by 1 o'clock.
Newa Seat to the World.
Within a few minutes the death of
the king the home office was telegraph
ing the intelligence to the heads of
other governments and the British dip
lomats and colonial officials through
out the world.
All who knew the king anticipated
that his death would be sudden, and
it would not have occasioned great
surprise if it had occurred without
warning at some social function, as a
result of heart trouble., Aimost to the
end he refused to take to his bed. and
was sitting up yesterday in a larg
chair, so the palace stories go, corrob
orating the description of him as an
unruly patient which Dr. Ott gave to
a Vienna interviewer last evening.
, Hallf Va Only Partial.
The queen and others of the royal
family and four doctors had been con
stantly in the sick room throughout the
day. Several hours before his death
the king was In a comatose condition,
but he rallied slightly between 9 and
10 o'clock, and appeared to recognize
his family. Then he lapsed Into un
consciousness, which ended in his
When Dr. St. Clair Thompson;, the
great throat specialist, was called in
yesterday morning it was- expected
that an operation on the throat would
be necessary, but after a consultation
it was decided that the -lungs were
the seat of the most serious symp
toms. Experts were held In readiness
to administer an anesthetic, but there
was fear that the weakness of the
Ua fe. r"t Mftttia. la A leit1.
CHRONOLOGY OP KING ED
1841, Nov. 9 Born at Bucking
1860 Visit to the United States
1863, March 10 Marriage to
Princess Alexandra of Denmark at
1864 Prince Albert Victor, duke
of Clarence, heir to the crown,
born; he died Jan. 14, 1892.
1865, June 3 Prince George,
duke of York, subsequently prince
of Wales and now king, born.
1871 Dangerously ill with ty
1872, Feb. 27 National thanks
giving for his recovery.
1875 Visit to India.
1896 Won the Derby with Per
simmon. 1901, Jan. 22 Succeeded to the
1902, June 24 Operated upon
for peri-typhilitla and thought to
be dying; his coronation post
poned. 1902, Aug. 9--Crowned king of
England and emperor of India.
1910, May 6 Died at Bucking
issue, and ait-operation was set aside
as a last resort. '
Body Now l.lea la tate.
The body lies In the king's chamber
in the- northwest wing of Buckingham
palace, which is brilliantly lighted,
while the rest of the great, gloomy
building, with .he exception of Lord
Knolly's office, is entirely darkened.
Great Bell Telia New.
London. May 7. The tolling cf
the great bell at St. Paul's cathedral
at minute intervals this morning, an
office performed only for a sovereign
and the archbishops of Canterbury
and York, conveyed to thousands of
Londoners and suburbanites the first
intimation of the death of King Ed
Crondi Stream to Palace.
Great crowds coming to the city
on early trains proceeded toward
Buckingham palace and by 9 o'clock
an Immense stream of people was
slowly filing past the front of the
building with its drawn blinds,
around to the west end of the pal
ace to gaze upon the windows of the
chamber where the body of the dead
king was lying.
Rvldenrea of Oealh Pew.
Over the palace the royal stan
dard was half masted, but except
for this and the frequent coming
and going of officials and attendant
at the palace there was little out
ward evidence of the passing away
of a great king. Queen Alexandria
is bearing up bravely.
The members of the royal house
hold attended a special service in the
private chapel of the palace at an
All Bualneaa Suapended.
The death of his majesty has caus
ed a general suspension of business
and the abandonment of all public
and private entertainments. AH
London and Liverpool exchanges aro
closed. Everywhere throughout the
country flags are placed at half mast
while church bells sounded the dole
Reld t OBveya Coadoleneea.
American feeling regarding the
death of the king was, in accordance
with the cabled Instructions, express,
ed this morning to Sir Edward Grey,
secretary of state for foreign affairs,
by American Ambassador Reld.
Test of Belda Letter.
Following Is Reld's letter:
Sir: . My government instructs
me to express to you and through
'you to the British government and
people, the sincere and profound
sympathy of the president, govern
ment and people of the United
States In the loss by their British
kinsmen of a ruler so beloved and
so justly distinguished among all
nations of the earth for his wis
dom and kindliness and for the In
fluence of those high qualities In
. behalf of all that Is best.
"I have the honor to be, with the
highest consideration, sir,
"Your most obedient and hum
Dowager DJreeta ArraaKemeata.
The grief ef the dowager queen Is
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