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FIFTY-NIIITH YEAR. NO. 182.
TUESDAY, MAY 17, 1910.-1 EN PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
SHOWN UP AS
Stenographer Kerby Con
ABOUT LAWLER NOTES
Declares Accused Cabinet Mem
ber Read Them Before
Washington, - May 17. President
Taft's explanation of the circumstances
under which his letter exonerating
Ballinger from the Glavis charges and
the dismissal of Glavis was prepared
was presented by Chairman Nelson to
the Ballinger - Pinchot investigating
committee when the hearing was re
sumed today. -It will be printed as a
part of the committee's record.
Aimed at Glavla.
Attorney Brandeis, counsel for Gla
vis, has laid great emphasis upon the
president's letter, contending the mem
orandum upon which it was based was
prepared in Ballinger's department by
Assistant Attorney General Lawler.
The president, in the letter which he
addressed to Senator Nelson Sunday,
, says he had Lawler's memorandum be
ffore him when he prepared his com-
inunication, but that he also had notes
Ji memoranda given him by the at-
' T torney general, who had aereed with
the president in the conclusion he had
reached in the matter.
Wanted Kerby'a Statement.
Chairman Nelson laid before the
committee the president's letter to him
concerning Taft's Jester dismissing
Glavis and exonerating Ballinger. At
torney Brandeis thought Kerby 's state
ment and the president's denial should
go into record. Nelson said no state
ment by Kerby was before the com-
('I mittee. whereupon Brandeis said Ker
by was. present and willing to testify,
Mad Mullwt fill -
Kerby then took the stand. He said
' he first spoke of Lawler's preparation
of the memorandum last February to
the private secretary of former Secre
tary Garfield and later to Garfield at
Pinchot's home and in the presence
of Brandeis. Kerby said Garfield told
him he did not want to endanger his
(Kerby's) position and would not call
him as a witness unless it was neces
Told it to Preas.
Kerby admitted he also told the
story to a Cleveland newspaper man
a week ago Sunday. He also said he
told Brandeis of Ballinger's intention
' to remove Director Newell of the rec
lamation and appoint Robert H.
Thomson of Seattle in his stead. Ker
by admitted Ballinger had always
treated him well, but he did not think
there was any impropriety in what he
did in making public this confidential
matter. Kerby said "Wilson, the Cleve
land newspaper man, assured him he
would be given a position on a news
paper if he lost his situation in the
interior department because of giving
out the information. 1
. Telia of Clrcumatancea.
Kerby at great length detailed the
circumstances which led him to make
public his statement. He told of
visits to him by various newspaper
men. He said he had many confer
ences with them and said if he had
not been assured a position he would
not have adopted the course he did.
When the first call for memorandum
came to the department Kerby said
Stenographer Massey, who also assist
ed Assistant Attorney General Lawler
in preparing his memorandum for the
president, said to Private Secretary
"You know what that means, don't
Carr's reply, according to Kerby, was
"Yes, but they'll have a hard time
Told Another Stenographer.
The name of Hugh A. Brown, private
secretary to Director of the Census
Durand, who formerly served as secre
tary to Garfield in the same capacity,
was brought into the inquiry today.
Kerby said he had mentioned to Brown
soon after publication of the presi
dent's letter exonerating Ballinger and
dismissing Glavis that "We practically
wrote it in the secretary's office. ' He
caid he told Brown in confidence, but
the latter mentioned It to Garfield.
Think He Was Juatlfled.
"Do you think It was a reputable
transaction," Senator Root demanded,
"to go to persons unfriendly to your
superior with the confidential informa
tion of his department?"
"I did under the circumstances,- re
plied Kerby. "The country had a
right to any facts my superior haI be
Sara BalHng-er Falsified.
Kerby said he read Ballinger's testi
mony that he knew nothing of the
Lawler memorandum and other state
ments which he (Kerby) did not be
lieve were true. Kerby said he then
Fair and cooler tonight, with frost.
Tomorrow, fair, with rising tempera
Temperature at 7 a. m., 52. Maxi
mum in 24 hours, 67; minimum in 12
hours, 52. Precipitation in 24 hours,
.16 inches. Wind velocity at 7 a m,
14 miles. 'Relative humidity, last ev
ening 72, this morning 86.
St. Paul 3.4 .1
Red Wing 2.0 .0
Reed's Landing 2.0 .2
La Crosse ....3.0 .1
Prairie du Chien 3.S .0
Dubuque 4.2 .0
Clinton 4.1 .1
Le Claire 2.0 .1
Davenport 3.9 .1
Only slight changes in the stage of
the Mississippi will take place from
below Dubuque to Muscatine.
J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
(From noon today to noon tomorrow.)
Sun sets 7:08, rises 4:36; moon sets
2:25 a. m.; Halley's comet lost In pass
ing the sun from west to east: distant
from earth about 12,000,000 miles; will
not approach much nearer; comet
reaches descending node, dropping be
low the ecliptic and transits the face
of the sun if predictions are sufficient
ly accurate; Invisible to this side of
globe; visible at Greenwich observa
tory, England, between 6:31 and 6:45
a. m., which in our eastern time is
between 1:31 and 1:45 a. ro.; earth and
moon now expected to pass through
HALLEY'S COMET BULLETIN.
Copyright, 1910. by Frederic Camp
bell. May 17 Halley's comet rises today
at 3:32 a. m.; tomorrow nearly with
the sun. Sun rises 4:36 a. m. Speed
today about 1,642 miles per minute
Comet approaching its nearest, and
coming in between sun and earth, as,
owing to its retrograde motion, It
passes from west to east of the sun
and the earth moves in opposite direc
tion. Tomorrow morning at dawn, the
tail, now very large, should be seen
extending from eastern toward west
Work of Day in Congress
Washington, May 17. Following is
a summary of the proceedings of the
two houses of congress yesterday.
taken from the official records:
SENATE The feature of the consld
fr"UltH rr f V- 'r" -"nr u
I bill in the senate was the vote" taken
on an amendment by Senator Cummins
to strike out the sections of the bill to
provide for the establishment of a com
merce court. This was defeated by a
vote of 28 to 37. The affirmative vote
was cast chiefly by democrats and "in
surfirent" republicans . A number of
other amendments were offered to the
section, but all of them were defeated.
Notice of other amendments was given.
HOUSE This belnR unanimous con
sent and suspension day in the house, a
larere number of bill3 were passed.
Among the more Important measures
passed waj a senate bill providing for
a system of parole for United States
prisoners sentenced for more than one
year and who have served at least one
third of their terms. A resolution. In
troduced by Mr. Henry of Texas, to
change the date of inauguration of the
president from March 4 until the list
Thursday in April, was defeated. Only
one vote was lacking of the two-thirds
of the house necessary to provide for
the submission of a constitutional
amendment for that purpose to the sev
eral states of the union.
decided to make the matter public
He said he saw the Lawler -memoranda
on the desk of Private Secretary Carr
in the interior department.
Had No Right To.
Witness said he knew Ballinger read
at least portions of the Lawler mem
orandum prepared for the presidenL
He openly admitted he had permitted
the photographing of his notes of Law
In Touch With Morgan.
At the afternoon session Kerby read
before the committee letters of Secre
tary Ballinger to R. H. Thomson, city
engineer of Seattle, suggesting he ac
company George W. Perkins of J. P.
Morgan & Co. to inspect the Alaskan
mineral lands. Kerby said hejjelieved
Thomson was slated by Ballinger to
become head of the reclamation serv
ice. Shom Mlaatatementa.
Kerby pointed out alleged misstate
ments in Ballinger's testimony reeu.m
ing the Lawler memorandum. He said
Ballinger knew all the circumstances
in the preparation of the memorandum
and Lawler said to Carr in his pres
ence he had left a copy with the secre
tary. Whale Wrecks Whaling Ship.
Juneau, Alaska, May 17. The
whaler Sorenson, owned by the Tyee
Whaling company of San Francisco,
was wrecked by a blow from the tail
of a harpooned whale off Cape Om-
maney last Thursday and sank in four
minutes, giving the crew barely time
to escape in the small boats. . .
KNOX TRYING TO
BRING PEACE IN
Washington, May 17. There Is rea
son to believe Secretary Knox contem
plates immediate action with the ob
ject of the reestablishment of peaceful
relations between Peru and Ecuador.
State department officials, however,
decline to discuss the .. matter at this
time. . .
LINK IS LET
States Attorney Burke
Asks Him Just One
ANSWER IS NEGATIVE
Springfield Prosecutor to Begin
on New Lines in Legis
Springfield. 111., May 17. Repre
sentative Michael Link, who was
charged with refusing to reply to
questions put to him before the San
gamon county grand jury yesterday
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Mr. Family Man (coming in rather early In the morning, making as little noise as possible, falls
over a chair) Wife, get up, quick, an see hie the comets there's hie dozens of 'em hitting the earth.
answered "no" when at the sugges
tion of Judge Shirley in the circuit
court the following form of question
concerning the alleged senatorial
bribery affair was asked him:
"Did any person or persons in San
gamon county, Illinois, offer or prom
ise you any money or other valuable
consideration for your vote In the
46 th general assembly of this state
for United States senator?"
Link appeared in circuit court in
answer to the charge against him but
before the lawyers finished Judge
Shirley suggested the form of ques
Attorney Reld of State's Attorney
Wayman's force, said he was willing
his client should answer the ques
tion and Link was forthwith ushered
before the grand jury and answered
State's Attorney Burke is satisfied
and claims to have an understanding
with Link relative to the latter's fu
ture appearance before the grand
Jury. Burke said:
"Now that an understanding has
been reached between myself and
Link, I have no desire whatever to
hamper in any way the efforts of
State's Attorney Wayman of Cook
county in securing a conviction of the
men he has under indictment at Chi
cago. If Mr. Wayman says to me that
Link is a necessary witness In Chi
cago, he will not be called upon to
testify here and thereby disclose his
testimony to the defense."
Other Probe Ordered.
Subpoenaes were issued for the
secretary and treasurer of the Illi
nois -Manufacturers' association.
In a "magazine article written by
Graham Taylor of Chicago an attack
Is made. upon John M. Glenn and the
Illinois Manufacturers' association
for their alleged part in defeating
certain legislation in the Illinois gen
Other investigations are likely, it
is said, and subpoenaes for other
firms and Individuals connected with
the defeat of certain bills in the leg
islature. RAIN DAMPENS
ARDOR OF RIOTERS
Hannibal, Mo., May 17.The arrival
today of four companies of state mili
tia and a heavy rainfall quieted the
striking workmen at the cement works
at Ilasco, where a riot was threatened
yesterday. All saloons are closed.
Canton, Ohio, May 17. It Is report
ed seven boilers of the American
Sheet and Tin Plate company exploded
and the dead may be 30.
Canton, Ohio, Miy 17. Fourteen
workmen are. reported killed and near
ly 50 injured in a boiler explosion here
FATAL TO HIS CAUSE
Juror Who Held Out for Acquittal
Could Not Swallow Some of His
Kansas City. Mo., May 17. Dr. B.
Clarke Hyde, whom a jury yesterday
found guilty of murdering Colonel
Thomas H. Swope, ? the millionaire
philanthropist, and sentenced to life
imprisonment in the state peniten
tiary, owes his conviction to his own
If You Want to See the Comet Hit
testimony on the witness stand, says
W. C. Crone, a juror.
Crone is in reality the man who
decided the physician's fate. Until
Saturday night Crone and S. R. John
son, a farmer from Sibley, Mo., held
out for acquittal against the rest of
the jury. Remembering Dr. Hyde's
demeanor on the stand, Mr. Crone
finally decided the accused man was
guilty and voted for conviction. He
then convinced Mr. Johnson, making
the verdict unanimous.
"Dr. Hyde was his own worst en
emy," said Mr. Crone last night. "His
own testimony convicted him.
"When Dr. Hyde said he had
bought cyanide for 10 years and yet
could not remember where he bought
it, he damned himself as a witness.
If he had not testified as he did, :
think he would not be in the post
tion he is.
"At first I believed Hyde innocent
and until Sunday night I voted to
acquit him. . Then I recalled his tes
timony about hi3 cyanide purchases
and I decided he was guilty. I told
Mr. Johnson I had changed my vote
and I talked about my decision. I
think my resolution had an effect on
IN CONVICT CAMP
Fire Started by Negro in an Effort to
Gain Freedom Fatal to Many
Birmingham, Ala., May 18. Last re
ports place the number of convicts
who met death in the burning of the
stockade at Lucile early Monday at 33.
Centerville, Ala, May 17. Thirty-six
negro convicts lost their lives early
yesterday when the stockade of the
Red Feather Coal company at Lucile
mines, Bibb county, about 15 miles
north of Centerville, was destroyed by
a fire set by one of the prisoners in
an effort to gain his freedom. Thirty
five of the convicts, including the one
who started the blaze, were burned to
death, and another was fatally shot
by guards while trying to escape.
It was with much difficulty that the
remaining convicts In the stockade
were prevented from eluding the
guards. The financial loss will reach
several thousand dollars. -
BODY OF THE
First Stage of Journey o
Edward to Grave
ALL FORMS OBSERVED
Members of Several Roya'
Families of Europe Follow
Casket on Foot.
London, May 17. The body of King
Edward was taken, with stately potip,
this morning, from Buckingham palace
on the first stage of the Journey to the
grave, and now lies in state in West-
minster hall. The procession today
passed through doubled lines of sol
diers flanked with rows of policemen
and a mass of silent black garbed hu
manity. Buildings along the route
were heavily draped with mourning.
"Big Ben" ia Heard.
A battery at St. James park fired a
salute of 68 minute guns while "big
ben," in the tower of the commons,
which heretofore has been heard only
as it struck the hours, tolled mourn
fully. A guardsman with sword re
versed was the first to come down the
mall and following him at measured
tread came others of the advance
How Cortege raa Compoaed.
Field Marshals Roberts and Kitch
ener, admirals of the fleet, Indian or
derly officers and aides de camp of the
late king passed. As the gun carriage
on which the casket was borne ap
proached soldiers bowed heads and
kept their eyes on the ground while
the body of the late king passed by.
King George and the officers and
other members of royalty followed
afoot. King Frederick of Denmark
and King Haakon of Norway, followed
by other members of the British and
foreign royal families, were next In
Queen Mother Honored.
In the first carriage rode the queu
mother, Alexandra. The people rever
ently raised their hats to the pathetic
figure, who, even In the hour of her
great grief, acknowledged the silent
testimony of sympathy by bowing re
peatedly. The queen .mother was ac
companied by her sister, the Dowager
Empress Marie of Russia, and by her
daughters, Princess Royal and Prin
Queen Mary la Second. "
Queen Mary occupied the second
state carriage, accompanied by her
daughter, Princess Mary, and Prince
Henry. Arriving at the palace yard at
Westminster the gun carriage stopped,
the palls were removed and the bearer
company composed of life guards lifted
the casket and carried it into the hall.
Serrtcea Are Brief.
Services at Westminister hall were
brief occupying but half an hour.
King George stood at the foot of the
casket with the queen mother. Queen
Mary and the prince. The archbishop
of Canterbury standing at the head
of the casket, recited the Lord's
prayer which was repeated by the
whole congregation At the conclu
sion of the reading of the scriptural
lesson the choir chanted a brief an
them and the archbishop offered
prayer. He then addressed the con
gregation briefly and the services
Rooaevelt Doea Not Take Part. -
London, May 17. Roosevelt special
American ambassador to.' the funeral
of King Edward, did not participate
today in the ceremony attending the
removal of the body of the king from
the palace to Westminster hall. In
company with his family. Ambassador
and Mrs. Tteid he witnessed the pro
cession from a house in Carlton house
Board of Bishops of Methodists
in Statement on Roosevelt
METHODS SAME AS ALWAYS
Plan as Used All Over World In Ital
ian Capital Sal Real Issue
Philadelphia, May 17.-The board of
bishops of the Methodist Episcopal
church, through its secretary, Bishop
L. B. Wilson, last night issued an offi
cial statement which had been pre
pared by the board at its meeting in
Chicago on May 9, relative to the Ital
ian mission. The statement is the
outcome of the recent controversy in
Rome caused by the visit of Colonel
Roosevelt. The statement follows:
"Deploring and at all times seeking
to avoid interdenominational cpntro
versy, we are nevertheless compelled
to recognize occasions when personal
preference must yield to a proper
sense of official duty. We cannot al
low to pass unnoticed the recent un
provoked and unwarranted attempt to
discredit one of our most useful mis
sions by widely published accusations
which, if based upon truth, would
bring dishonor upon the church which
supports that mission.
Deny Chargrea Are Specific.
"We regret that after repeated chal
lenges for details of the specific acts
supposed to justify these charges they
still remain in such general terms that
their validity camnot be tested before
the judgment of the world. We can
1. That ordinarily the use of op
probrious adjectives is suggestive of
angeTTathTsrlfiah bf "reason.-;-J,1
2. That the methods of our mis
sion in Italy, now for the first time
publicly condemned, are the same that
have been pursued from the beginning,
almost 40 years ago.
Vaed In All Land a.
'3. That the same methods name-
(Continued on Page Six.)
TO THE FRONTIER
Kcuadorean Confcress Meets to Con
sider the Trouble With
Guayaquil, Ecuador, May 17. More
trcope are being rushed to the frontier.
An artillery brigade left for Achala,
southwestern part of Ecuador. Con
gress will meet in an extraordinary ses-
sion June 1 to deal with the trouble
OFF THEIR QUEUES
One of Most Striking Kvidenres of
Unrest at Nanking Hostile
Pekln, May 17. Reports from Nan
king, capital of the province of Klang
Su, tell of serious evidences of unrest
among the Chinese. Natives are cut
ting of the queues' an action which
constitutes an anti-dynastic demonstra
tion. Anti-foreign feeling is said to be
Chicago Business Man Suicides.
Chicago, May 17. John A. Ryerson,
president of the Ideal Electric com
pany and former western tennis cham
pion, plunged head foremost from the
13th floor of the Chamber of Commerce
building at 6:10 p. m. yesterday and
met death on the marble floor of the
inner court. -He is believed to have
committed suicide. .
NO HOPE NOW OF
IN THE SENATE
Washington. May 17.--When the
senate met today Cummins' amend
ment to the railroad bill that suits
be brought against the interstate
commerce commission rather than
against the government, as is provid
ed In the adminsirtatlon bill, was
pending. Several propositions look
ing to a compromise were made in
vain, owing to the obstinacy of the
insurgents. Later the regulars held
a conference and decided a compro
mise with the Insurgents Impossible.
Shippers From All Over
the Country Meet
MANY SPEAKERS HEARD
Declare Railroads Have Not
Been Fair in Deferring An
nouncement. Chicago, May 17. The concentrated
opposition of 175 big manufacturing
companies to the advance in railroad
rates took form here today In a per
manent organization of the various
companies into a big association to
fight the roads. John B. Wilder of
Chicago is president of the new organ
ization. Wnlfn Shlppra Fight.
E. J. McVann of the Commercial
club of Omaha announced the western
shippers probably would seek by in
junction to prevent the raise in rates
scheduled for the first from going into
effect. A meeting, to take final action,
he said, would be held In Omaha May
HI Mrrtlnc field.
Chicago, May 17. Vigorously oppos
ing the proposed advance in freight
rates of the official classification and
western trunk line territories, shippers
of all sections of the country gathered
in conference here today.
Among those who addressed the con
ference were William Duff Haynle,
counsel for the Illinois Manufacturers'
association; H. C. Barlow of the Chi
cago Association of Commerce; E. E.
Williamson of Cincinnati, C. B. Greg
ory of Rockford. 111.; A. R. Ebl of Mo-
line, III.; W. J. Evans of the National
Association of Implement and Vehicle
Manufacturers; P. M. Hansen, of St.
Louis; C. I Llnge of Indiana Harbor,
Ind., and F. B. Bell. E. T. Bently and
C. T. Bradford of Chicago.
Par Cmrrtrn Are Wrong-.
All speakers declared rates on many
articles already too high and that car
riers are wrong in their contention
that higher rates are necessary to
meet increased operating expenses.
Had Promlard olc.
In opening the meeting Chairman
Burn, vice president of the Illinois
Manufacturers' association, declared
the railroads, when their attempt to
advance rates two years ago was de
feated, promised the Illinois Manufac
turers' association that in future ship
pers would be notified before any at
tempt at advancing rates was made.
No notice of the pfesent advance
had been given, he averred. He then
argued against the Increase and urged
united action to prevent it.
COMET GAZING IS
Chicago, May 17. While on a root
gazing at the sky early today with
other members of a camet party Israel
Grigui stepped on a glass skylight.
He fell four stories and suffered a
it was said he would die.
WHAT NEW YORK IS DOING
Work' for Unfortunate Children Dis
cussed in National Meeting.
St. Louis, May 17. The aid New
York gives dependent children wa
discussed at today's session of the
conference for the education of back
ward, truant, delinquent and depend
ent children by Mrs. Anna 8. Covin,
agent of the New York Children's Aid
society. Mrs. Fannie French Morse,
superintendent of the state home for
girls of Minnesota, and Miss Beulah
Kennard, president of the Pittsburg
Playgrounds association, were on the
NEW BISHOPS ARE NAMED
Four Officials of Methodist Churvli
South Selected at A&heville.
Asheville, N. C, May 17. Revs. W.
R Lambuth of Tennessee, J. II. Mc
Coy of Birmingham, Ala., and E. D.
Mouzon and R. G. Waterhouse of Vir
ginia were elected bishops of th
Methodist Episcopal church, south, to
day. Rain Extinguishes Forest Fires.
Ashland, Wis., May 17. Heavy rain
today is extinguishing the forest fires.
Washington, May 17. The United
States has suggested to Mexico that,
the boundary question Involved In the
Chamizal zone case be submitted to
arbitration. The question involved Is
whether the southern section of the
city of El Paso, Texas, valued at sev
eral millions of dollars, belongs to
Mexico or to Texas.