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FIFTY-NINTH YEAR. NO. 193.
MONDAY, MAY 30, 1910.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
1DICTMENTS FOLLOW NEW
CONFESSIONS OF BRIBERY
PLOT AGAINST U, S. SEEN
IN SINKING OF DRYDOCK
GREAT DRYDOCK DEWEY SUNK IN MANILA HARBOR
State Senator Holstlaw
Admits Getting $2,
500 for Vote, '
SUPPORTED LO RIMER
Springfield Grand Jury Returns
True Bills Against Men
Springfield, 111., May 30. Bursting
like a bomb within a few hours after
Senator Lo rimer's speech at Washing
ton, State Senator John Broderick, a
leading Chicago democrat, was Indict
ed on a bribery charge by the grand
Jury here Saturday afternoon. The in
dictment was the direct result of a
confession made to the grand jury by
State Senator D. W. Holstlaw of Iuka,
IU., who says Broderick paid him $2,
500 to vote for Lorimer for senator.
A capias was ordered for Broderick
and a bench warrant issued for his
Scared Into Contention.
The unexpected turn in the Lorimer
scandal was an offshoot of State's At
torney Burke's investigation of alleged
graft in the legislative furniture deal.
.Holstlaw had been indicted on a per
jury charge i connection with the fur
niture contract and upon advice of
his lawyers, when offered immunity,
agreed to make a confession. He then
told the grand jury he received $2,500
to vote for Lorimer; $700 as his share
of the legislative "jack pot" and a
promise of $1,500 as his share of the
statehouse furniture deal. Holstlaw's
confession regarding the furniture deal
was corroborated before the grand
Jury by Otto Freier, who. as agent for
the Ford-Johnson Furniture company
of Chicago, obtained the furniture con
tract. Two More Indictment.
The two confessions regarding the
rnrmture contract-resuitea in two ad
ditional indictments, one a conspir
acy charge. These were:
State Senator Pemberton, republi
can, of Oakland, and Representative
J. S. Clark, democrat, of Vandalla. As
in the case or Broderick in the Lori
mer alleged bribery matter, capiases .
and bench warrants were issued for
Pemberton and Clark. Although an
Indictment chargine conspiracy was
returned against Holstlaw it was im-!
mediately nullified. The grand jury
then adjourned until Tuesday.
Chicago, May 30. An exciting
search for State Senator John Brod
erick, indicted for bribery by the
Sangamon county grand jury, in
which the saloonkeeper statesman
succeeded in eluding deputy sheriffs,
a squad of picked detectives and a
score of policemen, was yesterday's
principal development at the Chicago
end of the Lorimer bribery scandal,
while at the Springfield end State's
Attorney Edmund Burke sent out a
batch of capiases and subpoenas, and I
that state capital echoed with re-!
pores that more confessions, and more?
indictments were on the wing.
When Senator D. V. Holstlaw con
fessed to the Sangamon inquisitors
that he had been given a bribe of j
$2,500 for voting for Mr. Lorimer. for
senator and $700 as his slice of the
jack pot," both bribes being paid
by Senator Broderick, he also gave
testimony implicating other law
makers, according to well-authenticated
information from Springfield.
This part of the Fosltlaw confession
was kept a secret by Mr. Burke un
til further evidence could be secured.
Have Evidence on Another.
The suppressed part of Senator
Holstlaw's testimony is said to dove
tail Into evidence against another
demftcratic legislator who is rutnored
to have taken a bribe for voting for
Senator Lorimer. The chain of evi
dence against him is said to be so
strong now that corrborative links
have been added by Holstlaw -that
the legislator is fully expected to
make a confession. If the confes
sion is not forthcoming the evidence
at hand is said to be such that a per
jury Indictment will be voted.
BOYCOTT U. S.
San Francisco, May 30. The Chroni
cle this morning Bays that a boycott
of American goods to extend all over
China is the plan formulated by the
local Chinese Chamber of Commerce,
and today cablegrams were sent mer.
chant societies of China asking aid and
cooperation. The boycott is the result
of a long list of alleged injustices and
denials of rights to Chinese through
pujthe country.. 4 .
Partly cloudy tonight and Tuesday.
Temperature at 7 a. m., 51. Maxi
mum temperature In last 24 hours, 72;
minimum in 12 hours, 49. Velocity of
wind at 7 a. m., 12 miles per hour. Pre
cipitation, none. Relative humidity, at
7 p. m. 44, at 7 a, m. 73.
Stage of water, 4.6 feet; a rise of .4
foot In last 48 hours.
J. M. SHERIER. Local Forecaster.
(From noon today to noon tomorrow.)
Sun sets 7:19. rises 4:27; moon rises
12:47 a. in.; 1159 p. m., Ualley's com
et sets. -
HALLEY'S COMET BULLETIN.
(Copyright, 1910, by Frederic Camp
bell.) May 30 Halley's comet sets today
! at 11:29 p. m.; tomorrow at 11:32 p.
m. comet s speea toaay aDout i,ot
miles per minute.. Comet's distance
from the earth 40,600,000 miles.
REPLY TO SPEECH
Says He Is Not in Conspiracy
With Tribune Against Sen
IGNORANT OF CONFESSION
Fails to See Connection Between Ad
dress to Senate and Charge of
Springfield, 111.. May 30. Governor
Deneen, in a statement regarding the
attack made on him by Lorimer in the
senate Saturday, declares that Lori
mers' charge that he entered a con
spiracy with the Chicago Tribune to
have Representative. White's, confes
sion published is without foundation.
He says facts are as follows:
About midnight of the day before
White's confoBCiwn. woa published ha
was asked to come to the Tribune of
fice from the Union League club on
a matter, the Tribune declared, of
Told for Flnt Time.
He says he went to the Tribune of
fice, where be was told that White's
confession had been received and ask
ed for a statement. He says he gave
them a brief interview. He says he
stated in substance, without express
ing opinions regarding the truth of the
charges, that full examination of the
assertions should be made.
He says White's confession was in
type and on the press. He declares
this was his first intimation of bribery
charges or that White had confessed.
Warn tor Hopkins.
Regarding the senatorial deadlock,
Deneen says after the primaries he
stood for the election of Senator Hop
kins, and did not know that Lorimer,
Speaker Shurtleff and their friends
were against him until a minority of
republicans who were in harmony with
Lorimer and Shurtleg had effected an
organization of the lower house with
the aid of democratic members.
Falls to See Connection.
"While I am surprised at the charac
ter of the statements made by Lori
mer." Deneen added. "I am at a loss
to know what possible relation they
bear to the charge now under investi
gation that his election to the United"!
States senate was procured by means
IN LONG FLIGHT
Travels in Aeroplane from Al
bany to New York, Win
NEW RECORD FOR SPEED
Making but Two Stops He Outruns
Special Train that Was Fol
i lowing Him.
New York, May 30. Glenn H. Cur
tiss flew from Albany to New York
city in an aeroplane yesterday, win
ning the 110,000 prize offered by the
New York World.
He covered the distance of 137 miles
in 2 hours and 32 minutes and came
to earth as calmly and as lightly as a
His average speed for the distance
54.06 miles an hour surpasses any
record ever made by an aeroplane In
long distance flight and in its entirety
his feat perhaps eclipses anything
man has attempted in a heavier than
The race was remarkable from the
added fact that Curtiss outdistanced
special train ' which started with
ANILA. The dry dock Dewey,
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boat, is now wholly submerged in the waters of the harbor. The divers and engineers, however, be
lieve it can be saved practically uninjured, though the electrical machinery which operates the valves is
badlr. damaged. Reports that the Dewey was purposely sunk by the station employees, who are Jap
anese, liave been current. The Dewey Is the largest floating dry dock in
the United States.
him on his Journey from the capital
to the metropolis.
The start was made from Albany at
7:03 o'clock yesterday morning under
perfect weather conditions. One hour
and twenty-three minutes later he had
made his stopping place near Pough
keepsie, where there was an hour's in
termission. Resuming his flight at 9:26 he sped
southward and landed within the
"boundary of Manhattan island at
Only 100 yards north of the point on
which his craft settled stretched
Spuyten Duyvil creek, separating Man
hattan island from the mainland.
Had he failed to cross this, bis flight
would have been in vain, but as be
swept over it the prize was his.
Thence to Governor's island his
task was the concluding lap of a race
Paulhan's, flight from London to
Manchester 186 mlles exceeded the
Curtiss feat of yesterday in distance.
but not in speed and danger. The
Frenchman's average was 44.3 miles
an hour, and below him lay English
meadow land. Curtiss followed the
winding Hudson with jutting head
land, wooded slopes, and treacherous
Dodged and Dipped.
j He swung high over the great bridge
at Poughkeepsie, dipped at times with
in 50 feet of the river's surface, and
jockeyed like a falcon at the turns.
Only once did his craft show signs
of rebellion. This was off Storm King,
near West Point, where at a height of
nearly 1,000 feet a treacherous gust
struck his planes. The machine drop
ped like a rock for 40 feet and tilted
perilously. But Curtiss, always cool,
kept his head and his seat, and by
adroit manipulation of his levers
brought about renewed equilibrium to
CONCRETE WORK ON
Sand Xot Cleaned Before Used in
Mixing of Concrete Leopold
Several parts of the concrete work
built for 'ihe foundation of the new
mechanical filter plant in Reservoir
park have been condemned by Inspec
tor Orrin Holf, and have been ordered
replaced by Schillinger Bros., Chicago,
sub-contractors. These portions of the
work were put in place before the su
perintendent was appointed by Mayor
G. W. McCaskrin. Mr. Holt found that
the sand used in the mixing of the
concrete was dirty and therefore weak
ened the solidity of the foundation.
The subcontractors protested against
removing the condemned work, where
upon F. B. Leopold, general manager
of the Pittsburg Filter Manuafcturing
company, which has the general con
tract, was notified. He came on im
mediately, and after an examination,
supported the position of the superin
tendent, and the work will be replaced.
SOME REAL LIVE GOSSIP FROM
THE CAPITAL OF THE NATION
(Special Correspondence of The Argus.)
Washington, May 28. One hundred
thirty-three millions of dollars!
Try to ' comprehend the' magnitude
of this snm if you can, and then pause
and reflect over, the fact that it is the
amount the senate has voted to spend
on the navy in a single year, in a
time of profound peace. Then consid
er that only 12 years ago, in 1889, the
naval appropriation was but $33,003,
214, or one hundred million less than
the amount appropriated for the year
ending June 30, 4911.
A fact in connection with this awful
which sank the other day while It
PART IN MERGER
Issues Statement for Press Re
garding Fraternal Tri
FOUR WERE PAID TO RESIGN
Successors Engineered Deal that Re
sulted in Loss of Reserve Fund
IL A. Weld, former-attorneyfor tJiP.li8;55-- neitaer t&Qliffid. nor forbid
Fraternal Tribunes, last evefShgiL,hi3
office in the presence of a party of
newspaper men who were; invited to
be present, gave out a statement of
his part in the merger of the Tribunes
and the American Home Circle, which
was followed by the looting of the re
serve fund of $57,000 belonging to the
former. Mr. Weld has been a witness
before the grand jury In the investiga
tion now in progress here. The state
"The first knowledge I had of the
proposal to unite the Fraternal Tri
bunes with the American Home cir
cle was on Oct. 25, 1908. I was
called to Chicago by a telephone mes
sage from Dr. A. L. Craig, received
the evening before. The board of
regents of the Tribunes at that time
consisted of K. M. Witham, supreme
tribune; W. C. Galloway, vice su
preme tribune; Robert Rexdale, su
preme secretary; Dr. A. L. Craig, su
preme medical examiner, and myself,
"My understanding is that at that
time the following were officers of
the Home Circle: Thomas W. Wil
son, president; M. B. Garber, secre
tary; S. S. McElvain, treasurer, arid
Dr. C. W. Walters, medical examiner,
i "I went to Chicago in the morn
ing of Oct. 25 and "met Mr. Whitham
and Dr. Craig first at Mr. Whitham's
room at the Wellington hotel, where
those gentlemen explained the prop
osition to me. Mr. Rexdale had gone
to Chicago the night before on a sim
ilar call and was at the Kaiserhof.
"Craig. Whitham and I went over
to Dr. Craig's office and met Mr. Rex
dale there. Soon afterward the four
of us met Mr. Wilson and C. F. Hat
field at Wilson's room in the Majestic
hotel. No definite arrangements
were concluded at Chicago, as fur
ther investigation was needed, both
as to the relative conditions of the
two orders and the legal phases of
any contract that might be entered
into between them.
"On the following Friday, if I re
member right, Oct. 30, I went to
Springfield and met Mr. Whitham
and Dr. Craig there. We went to
the office of the American Home Cir-
Increase which ' the public seldom
hears is that every penny of this $100,.
000,000 which is to be spent in excess
of the amount used In 1898 comes fromS
the people ; not from the rich, but
largely from working men and women.
It Is the ultimate consumer who pays
the battleship bills, who maintains an
ever-Increasing army of office holders
in Washington, and who meets the
one hundred and one extravagances of
the government. He does it by paying
excessive prices for the things he buys.
The government raises practically
all of 'its funds through the customs
houses and the Internal . revenue of
A m i' 'jf '
was being prepared to receive a torpedo
the world, and was towed here from
cle and their attorney, G. W. Ken
ney, was called over from his office
and I went with him to his office,
where we spent some time in going
over a form of contract which he had
prepared for the two societies to ex
ecute. Inquired at Statehonae. "
"During the day, and I think in
the afternoon, I went over to the
statehouse to the insurance depart
ment. Mr. Wilson had told us to go
over and make any inquiries we wish
ed and suggested that Judge Crum,
at the head of the fraternal depart
ment, would best be able to give us
information. I met Judge Crum,
who, I think, was the only person I
did meet there.
"I asked as to the position of
the department on mergers of fra
ternal societies. He told me that the
such mergers and that was the posi
tion of the department, but that per
sonally he thought that if there were
a few large societies in the state in
stead of a large number of small ones
every one would be better off.
"I asked if I could see the last
report of the American Home Circle,
as I wished information as to the
condition of that society, and he told
me that one of the examiners had
taken It out of the office temporarily
and for that reason he could not
show it to me. He made no state
ment relative to that society indlcat
ing that it was not in good condi
Report Already Printed,
"As the last report ordinarily
made by the societies of the state
were made as of Jan. 1 of that year
and summarized in the fTaternal
charts issued by the Fraternal Mon
itor and similar publications, I did
not consider it of particular import
ance that the report was not shown
me. I knew I could get the same in
formation from them.
"After being at the insurance de
partment I met Mr. Whitham and
Dr. Craig who told me that they had
utilized the time I was there by in
quiring at one of the banks as to
the general standing and responsi
bility of the officers of the Home
Circle, and that they had been in
formed that they were men of high
standing, both financially and in ev
ery other respect.
"I conferred further with Mr. Ken
ney on the form of the proposed con
tract during the afternoon. In the
evening we met at the Home Circle
office and discussed various matters
re'ative to the two orders. The next
morning I returned to Rock Island'.
I understand that I have been crit
icised for undertaking to examine in
to the affairs of the Home Circle and
not discovering that it was at that
time insolvent I did not undertake
to examine the society. s
"My purpose was not to examine the
society, but to look after the legal
questions involved in the proposed
"While we were in Springfield it
was arranged that eoch society should
fices, where taxes are levied on things
eaten, worn or used by the people,
when the consumer purchases a pro
tected article and practically all of
the necessaries of life are protected
he pays the real or natural value
of the article and in addition thereto
the amount of the tariff tax.
The more battleships constructed,
the greater the i amount the government-
must raise through the tax on
consumption, and the greater the co3t
of living. '
Thus, it Is not so strange that under
(Continued on Pas jrouv ).
end a statement to the other of its
condition on Nov.' 1, which, with the
information contained in the fraternal
charts, would advise each party to the
arrangement of the other's standing on
the first day of the month at which it
was to be carried out.
"I got such a statement fronTMr.
Wilson, as did also Mr. Whitham. That
statement showed as follows:
"Condition of American Home Cir
cle Oct. 31, 1908 Cash on hand. $3,
S24.S6; reserve fund, 'invested in bonds
of the Northern Telephone company,'
"Amount of claims on file and re
ported, Including contested claims,
"The income for the first 10 months
of 1908 was $91,053.46. Death claims
paid, $59,792.45; expenses, $31,2S7.52.
I.Ike Previona One.
"This statement was about in line
with their statement for the preceding
year, as shown in the Fraternal Moni
tor chart, from which It. appeared that
they were getting more money per
capita from their membership than the
Tribunes were and, in addition, were
charging mp liens against their out
standing certificates, so that their rates
in reality were, as they figured, about
double those of the Tribunes, the cash
payments made by their members and
the liens, charged together, amounting
to the so-called fraternal congress
"The Fraternal Tribunes then were.
and for three years past has been, up
against the same proposition that is
troubling a good many small societies
right now; that is, a high lapsation
and a high expense rate for getting
"For instance, the Tribunes paid in
1906 to deputies and organizers $33,933.
(Continued on Pa?e Two.)
AND A PRIEST
St. Paul Man Sought Then by
a Mob of 3,000 Eager to
CRIME TO "PROTECT HOME
Husband Says Be YCTO "Not BeTHam-
ed When All the Facts Are
St. Paul. May 30. The murder of
the mother of eight children and a
Catholic priest by the woman's in
furiated husband turned mob law-
loose in South St. Paul for three
hours last night and 3.000 Poles.
Lithuanians and other laborers in
the big packing plants pulled down
telegraph wires with which to hang
the prisoner, who Tiad given himself
up and had been placed in the city
Jail. Special deputy policemen were
sworn in and the mob was finally dis
persed. Shot In Own HomM,
Mrs. P. J. Gibbon, 35 years old,
was shot dead from behind by her
husband in the parlor of her home.
Father Walsh, 3 8 years old, priest
in charge of the St. Augustine church
of South St. Paul, was shot twice and
instantly killed in his own parlor.
Gibbon, the slayer of both, for 15
years one of the most prominent
stock buyers in the South St. Paul
and Chicago yards, walked from the
scene of the killing of the priest to
the office of the chief of police, eight
blocks distant and surrendered.
"Protect Home," Uefrane.
"I did it to protect my home," he
told Chief McCormick. who question
ed him about the double crime. "You
will not blame me when you hear all
Gibbon would say nothing more,
acting on advice of his lawyer, whom
he sent for immediately after giving
Illinois Coal Consumers Band To
gether to Boycott Coal Alined
Peoria, 111.. May 30. For the pur
pose of waging war to the death
against what they term the "biennial
gouge" of the Illinois coal operators,
representatives of scores of big coal
consuming manufacturers through
out Illinois are making preliminary
plans to combine and sign agree
ments to use nothing but Indiana,
Ohio and West Virginia coal for the
coming two years.
SALOON LICENSES ISSUED
Mayor McCaskrin Calls Attention to
Ordinances Regulating Business.
Each of the 96 saloonkeepers to
whom licenses have been issued for
the six months' period beginning
May ,1 was called before Mayor G.
W. McCaskrin at his office in the
city hall Saturday. As each was
handed his license certificate, his at
tention was called to the city laws
governing the conduct of the busi
ness and he was ordered to live up j
to them. , ' . .
Believed the Dewey Was
Purposely Sunk at
HOLE IN THE BOTTOM
Impossible to Learn Definitely,
However, for Several
Manila, May 30. Further exam
ination of the United States drydock
Dewey which is partly submerged at
Olongapo in Sublg bay has strength
ened the belief of those of the navy
who have held the damage was done
deliberately by conspirators against
Experts believe a hole will be
found in the bottom of the dock when
an examination is possible which
probably will not be for several
Valves Not Open.
The valves were not opened, as at
first declared, though they were found
to have been leaking a little. This
leakage would not have caused the
trouble, and the dock sank more rap
idly than would have been the case
had all the valves been opened and
no other opening made.
According to reports, it is believed
a large hole will be found in the port
side or the bottom of the dock. It is
probable the mystery will not be clear
ed until the dock has been raised.
How long this will take cannot be
said, but it is quite likely it will be
four or five weeks.
Settle In Mid.
The position of the dock was un
changed today, except the port side,
containing the machinery, was far
thest .settled, being now embedded in
the mud to a depth of 12 feet, making
its present examination Impossible.
The starboard is one-third dry and
can easily be floated.
IN BIG CITIES
Unusual Ceremonies Are Held
in Honor of the Nation's
PRESIDENT AT NEW YORK
Reviews Biff Parade Halls of Con..
gross Closed and Atanhington
New York, May 30. New York to
day observed Memorial day not merely
with the traditional ceremony, but wilb
the unusual honor of the presence in
the city of the president of the Untted
States to review the parade of veter
ans. Ideal weather conditions pre
vailed. Enormous crowds were massed about
the stand at tho soldiers' and sailors
monument, where Presf&ent Tafl f
watched the Grand Army men and kin
dred organizations pass in review.
The day was 'kept as a general holi
day. Holiday mt Waafaln-1on.
Washington, May 30. The halls of
congress and all executive department
were closed today on account of me
morial day. An elaborate program
filled the day, including a street pa
rade and Impressive ceremonies at the
Cbleaico Mnkea nia; Preparatlona.
Chicago, May 30. More careful prep
arations were made for the observance
of Memorial day in Chicago this year
than for years past. The ceremonien
at the cemeteries were features of th
morning, while a large parade orcu- '
pied the afternoon. Many veterans
were taken over the route In automo
biles. Several hundred United Stater
regulars from Fort Sheridan took par'
in the procession.
Louisville. Ky., May 30. The body
of Alma Kellner, the S-year-old daugh
ter of Fred L. Kellner, who disap
peared from her home last December
was found this morning in a subbase
ment of St. John's Catholic school, five
locks from the child's home. The
condition of the corpse Indicated it
had been In its damp biding place sev
eral months.. The decaying torso,
from which a limb was missing, was
wrapped in a piece of carpet. Tb
missing limb was found in another
cart f the cellar.