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FIFTY-NINTH YEAR. NO. 209.
FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 1910. -TWELVE PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
Uniformed Men Vill
Mass About and Sleuths
PLAN BIG CEREMONY
Notable Naval Demonstration
and Land Parade Sched
uled for Tomorrow.
New York, June 17. Roosevelt will
be guarded during the celebration of
bis home coming tomorrow as care
fully as if he were still president. The
police are taking unusual precautions
and from the time Roosevelt leaves
the steamer at quarantine he will be
. 4 guarded every moment by the keenest
detectives on the force. Some of the
men will always be at his elbow and
others will be distributed among the
crowds watching for the least suspi
Thousands of Officer.
Nearly 4,500 policemen will be on
duty for the great land parade, while
another force will watch the parade.
" In the lineup there will be 2,000 Span
ish war veterans, in addition to the
Roosevelt rough riders, bringing the
total number of soldiers and police on
guard to well over 6,000.
Battleships to Lead.
Rear Admiral Leutze, commandant
of the Brooklyn navy yard, will com
mand the warships detailed to the
naval parade. They will lead the line,
followed by revenue cutters, police
boats and a fleet of chartered steamers
reserved by clubs from all over the
country, and excursion steamers.
Will FLxe Rational Salute.
New York, June 17. Twenty-one
guns,' a national salute, wilL--greet
Roosevelt as he first enters the out
er harbor of New York tomorrow.
The battleship South Carolina will
Eighty warships and other steam
ers will take an official part in the
' parade up the Hudson river and
back to the battery. In addition a
flotilla of 150 merchant steamers
will cary sightseers down the bay to
witness the transfer of Roosevelt
from the ocean liner to the cutter
Androscoggin, that will be their
welcoming party and Roosevelt. As
Roosevelt boards the Androscoggin
a second salute will announce that
he once more is under the American
Two Minute of Noise.
For two minutes following, the
combined flotillas will join in a
deafening blast of whistles. When
Roosevelt lands at the Battery the
formal welcome by Mayor Gaynor
will proceed. Then the land parade
will start immediately. The city is
rapidly filling with strangers.
When Roosevelt arrives at Oyster
Bay he will be greeted by a parade
of school children.
' Clubs From For and Near.
From Los Angeles the Billiken
club, 100 strong, is traveling to New
York on a special car. From Santa
Fe, N. M., another delegation is com
ing. Little Rock, Ark., is sending
a party of six, while Chicago, Oma
ha, Salt Lake City, Helena, Mont.,
St. Paul, Minneapolis, Atlanta, Knox
vllle. Columbia. S. C, Cleveland,
Columbus. Cincinnati, Buffalo, Pitts
burg, Philadelphia, Boston and
scores of other cities near and far
are making their, contributions of
clubs, societies and individuals, all
of whom are coming here for the
purpose of gazing for a minute or
two on the features of the distin
Hughes Names Representative.
Announcement was made by the
Roosevelt reception committee that
Governor Hughes, who will be un
able to be present to take part in
tomorrow's demonstration in honor
of the returning ex-president, had
appointed Adjutant General Ver
beck as his representative.
The adjutant general will go down
the bay on the revenue cutter Man
hattan with Collector .Loeb and
board the Kai3erin Auguste Victoria.
He will give the former president
Governor Hughes' letter of welcome
at the same time a letter from Pres
ident Taft is presented by Captain
Butt, the president's military aid.
A telegram was received by the
reception committee announcing
Chat Governor Albert W. Gilchrist of
Florida had appointed Frank Q.
Bro wnas his representative. Gover
Brown as his representative. Gover
pointed Joseph T. Wilson, Jr., for
mer civil service commissioner from
Tuscon, Ariz., as the representative
of that state.
A letter of acceptance . was re
ceived from Booker T. Washington
and he will be given a place on the
grandstand and will probably go
down on the revenue cutter to meet
Colonel Roosevelt. ,
Generally fair and continued warm
tonight and Saturday.
Temperature at 7 a. m., 71. Max!
mum temperature In last 24 hours, 88
minimum in 12 hours, 68. Velocity of
wind at 7 a. m., 5 miles per hour. Pre
cipitation, none. Relative humidity, at
7 p. m. 46, at 7 a. m. 69.
St. Paul 2.0 .3
Red Wing 1.1 .1
Reed's Landing 1.1 .1
La Crosse 2.3 .1
Prairie du Chien 2.7 .1
Dubuque 2.9 .1
Clinton 2.9 .1
Le Claire 13 .1
Davenport 2.8 .1
Slowly decreasing stages in the Mis
slssippi will continue from below Du
buque to Muscatine.
J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
(From noon today to noon tomorrow.)
Sun sets 7:29. rises 4:24; moon sets
1:51 a. m.; 2 a. m., eastern time, moon
at apogee, farthest from earth, distant
251,800 miles; planet Mercury visible
noon todav. sun dffretly south.
Work of Day in Congress
Washington, June 17. Following is
a summary of the proceedings of the
two houses of congress yesterday
taken from the official records:
SENATE! After two and a half hours
of consideration the senate passed the
hill jrrantlngr statehood to Arizona and
New Mexico. Upon the final passage of
the bill a roll call developed a unani
mous vote of 65 senators In favor of the
measure. The conference report on the
railroad bill was taKen up, but action
was postponed until today. A number
of minor bills, including many public
buildins: measures, were passed.
HOI SE The consideration of the de
ficiency bill occupied the house. Gen
eral debate was concluded and it was
partly read for amendments. Mr. Hum
phrev of Washington spoke upon com
binations by foreign steamship lines for
the purpose of keeping up rates upon
goods shipped from ports of the United
States. He said the Standard Oil com
pany, the steel corporation and the har
vester combine received preferential
rates which destroyed competition with
IS FATAL TO MANY
Cloudburst Causes Vast Instruction
30O Dead and Roll May Be
Budapest, June 17. Nearly 100 per
sons were killed and several villages
annihilated by a cloudburst yesterday
in Krasso-Szoreny, a county of Hun
gary, bordering on Transylvania, Rou
mania and Servia. The capital of the
county, which is mainly peopled by
Roumanians, is Lugos.
It is expected that the death roll
will be greatly increased when com
munications are restored. Bridges
have been destroyed and it is feared
that many of the survivors of the
flood will die of starvation or exposure
before it is possible to send assistance.
STIFF KNEE NOW EPIDEMIC
German Troopers Quirk to Become
Disabled Like Kaiser.
Potsdam, June 17. Emperor Wil
liam was housed up at the new palace
with his troublesome right knee today,
but received visitors and transacted
official business. Inquirers at the pal
ace were told that the affection ct one
of the tendons at the knee join'., oi5
cialiy stated to have been caused by
over-exertion in the saddle, was taking
its normal course. By way of minimiz
ing popular anxiety concerning bJs
majesty's condition it is pointed cue a
dozen or more troopers, in consequence
of their participation in yesterday's
cavalry maneuvers at Doeberuz, are
today suffering from inflamed limb
much the same as is the emperor
PEACE MOVE IN
Lima, Peru, June 17. It was rumor
ed today the attempted mediation be
tween Peru and Ecuador had failed
owing to the conditions imposed by
Ecuador a3 a basis for peace negotia
tion. Washington, June 17. Such infor
mation as the state department has
received from time to time from both
Quito and Lima fails to disclose any
interruption in the working out of the
program for the mutual disarmament
of Peru and Ecuador. On the contrary
all reports indicate that each side is
loyally living up to the agreement. ..
LABOR BILL IS
END OF SESSION
Washington, June 17. The house
committee on labor today decided to
report favorably a bill creating a de
partment of labor with a seat in the
The department olj labor bill has
been indorsed by most labor unions,
industrial organizations and similar
associations of the country. A vigor
ous effort will be made to get the bill
through the house before the adjourn
ment oX the present session.
Voted for Him for Sena
tor Because He Ap
AND THEN GOT $1,000
Bribery Charge Against Browne
Now Supported by Testi
mony of Three.
Chicago, June 17. The direct evi
dence of the state against Lee O'Neil
Browne, charged with buying legisla
tive votes 2or Senator Lorimer, may
be completed tonight. Representative
Beckemeyer, who admitted receiving
51,000 after voting for Lorimer, finish
ed his tes'mony today, and Represent
ative Link was called to the stand.
Liked the Man.
Over the objection of the defense
Link declared he voted for Lorimer
because he liked Lorimer's position on
the deep waterway project and be-.
cause Lorimer personally asked for his
vote. He was promised no reward,
but later was given $1,000, he said,
by Browne in the Southern hotel at St
Says Waj-man Threatened.
Link, under cross-examination, said
he had been constantly accompanied
by the state's attorney's detectives,
that he received money from the
state's attorney, and that Wayman
sought to wring a confession from him
and threatened him with the peniten
tiary and "held up his family" "to him.
Link said he was ill when being grilled
in the grand jury room.
Stenographer Got Her Pay.
Miss Mollie Van Dever of East St.
Louis, stenographer for Representative
White, said after White's return from
Chicago he had an abundance of money
and paid her arrears of salary.
The state rested its case this after
noon ana tne court adjourned until
Overrule 14 Objection.
Chicago, June 17. Fourteen objec
tions by the defense against the ad
mission of the testimony of Represen
tatives Myers, Link and Beckemeyer
in the, Lee O'Neil Browne senatorial
bribery trial, were overruled by Judge
McSurely yesterday after five hours of
argument. This is regarded as a vic
tory for the prosecution, as it per
mitted the first corroborative evidence
in support of the "confession" of White
that he had been paid $1,000 for voting
for Senator Lorimer.
Myers was the first witness for the
state. His testimony was to the effect
that Browne called on him on the day
of the election of Lorimer and asked
for his vote, saying that there were
lots of jobs and plenty of "the ready"
for those who voted for Lorimer.
Beckemeyer Corroborates White.
H. J. C. Beckemeyer of Carlisle, El.,
then corroborated White in every ma
terial point. He said that he had been
called to St. Louis as White had been
and there was handed a "package" by
Browne, who remarked "there is yor
Lorimer mone.y." He said that he
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United Wireless Stock Pur
chasers at Taft's Home
Town Paid Back.
DURING LAST FEW -DAYS
Grand Jury at Work on Case at New
York Act-used Officers Now
All Under Bond.
Cincinnati, Ohio, June 17. Many
Cincinnations have had returned to
them in the past few days checks or
money representing their Investments
in the United Wireless Telegraph com
pany, whose officers were arrested by
government officers last Wednesday on
charges of misusing the mails. It is
estimated $45,000 worth of the stock
was sold In this city. , Lv
. Tompkins Gives Ball.
"New York, June 17. While the fed
eral grand jury yesterday afternoon
was taking up an Investigation info
the alleged $20,000,000 swindle charg-
ed in connection with the arrests of
United Wireless Telegraph company
officials, William W. Tompkins, presi
dent of the New York Selling Agency,
arrested at Lake Mahopac on the Joint
indictment with President Christopher
C. Wilson and Samuel C. Bogart of
the United Wireless company, appear
ed before United States Commissioner
Shields and furnished $10,000 bail for
Tompkins had been locked up all
night in the Tombs. He was charged,
with Colonel Wilson and Vice Presi
dent Bogart, with using the United
States mails for fraudulent purposes,
and postoffice inspectors alleged that
$20,000,000 of wireless stock had been
sold to the public at fictitiously high
prices and that the stock thus sold
came from the holdings of Wilson and
The federal grand Jury Investigation
Is said to be based on the belief that
ground may be found for other indict
ments in connection with the alleged
Abraham White, former president of
the American DeForest Wireless com
pany, absorbed by the United Wireless,
had a conference yesterday afternoon
with the United States district attor
ney's office and Inspector Mayer of the
post-office department, who is conduct
ing the Investigation. Mr. White ad
mitted that the troubles of the United
were under discussion and predicted
Interesting developments. He thought
it possible he might be called before
the grand Jury.
Warsaw, Russian Poland, June 17.
A bomb was exploded among a squad
of gendarmes at Gordzisk station, on
the Vienna railroad, near here today.
One of the gendarmes was killed out
right, four mortally wounded and their
chief slightly injured. The bomb
thrower was arrested.
MANY AT CHICAGO
Chicago, June 17. Prostrations due
to the oppressive heat were numerous
throughout Jhe city today. Shortly be
fore noon the weather bureau reported
"84 degrees and rising," while at the
street level as high as 92 was regis
Rule Drawn by Them Re
ported Favorably to
AVERTS NEW FIGHT
Aim Is to End Old Practice of
Smothering Bills in Com
Washington, June 17. The decision
of the house rules committee today
to report a "reform" rule designed to
prevent legislation being "smothered
In committee makes another fight on
rules in the house at this session im
probable. The rule is practically pre
pared by the democratic conference
and is known as the Clark-Sherley
resolution. It is expected to be re
ported to the house late in today's
Taft May Travel Now.
Conferees on the sundry civil appro
priation bill made a partial report to
the senate today. Among the ques
tions settled was that relating to the
president's traveling expenses. The
appropriation for the fiscal year, be
ginning July 1 next was made availa
ble to cover the deficiency in the ap
propriation for the present year.
Taft Arranges Trade.
Washington, June 17. The presi
dent today had a conference with
Chairman Hamilton of the committee
on territories. When Hamilton left
the White house it was with the prom
ise he would do all he could to have
the house accept the senate statehood
bill without conference. Ih return for
this the president is said to be in. post
tlon to promise the senate will accept
the house postal savings bank bill.
Cuts Off 910,000,000.
Washington, June 17. The house
ways and means committee today
acted favorably upon the bill author
izing the issuance of certificates of In
debtedness for reclamation work, after
amending the measure making the
amount of certificates $20,000,000 in
stead of $30,000,000, and limiting the
use of the money to the completion of
Washington, June 17. Asserting the
democratic members of the committee
of conference on the railroad bill had
not been permitted to participate In
the proceedings of the committee, Sen
ator Newlands took the floor when the
railroad bill was taken up in the sen
ate today to express his disapproval
of the report. Newlands criticised the
commerce court provisions, saying that
it was sure to supplant the interstate
commerce commission in many impor
tant functions. He also opposed the
long and short haul provision.
Close Three Sided Fight.
Washington, June 17. Out of a three
sided battle line 'in the house, which
has been merging toward the mutual
ground of conflict over the question of
reforms there grew gradually yester
day the appearance of something like
an amicable settlement.
The n:)es committee argued for hours
over the ""lark-Shirley resolution which
seeks to provide a way for a member 1
to bring Into the house a measure
which Is being "smotfiered" In commit
tee. Chairman Dalzell and other "regu
lar" republican members of that com
mittee joined with the democratic mem
bers In attempting to formulate a rule
which would work out the enddesired,
and be acceptable to the house.
Regulars to Jola "lUformfri"
The fact that the "regular" wing ex
hibited willingness to join In the "re
form" movement was generally com
mented upon as Indicating that it was
practically conceded that the rule
would be adjusted before adjournment,
and that they decided It the better part
of valor to Join In It rather than resist
ing its adoption.
The "regular" leaders, Including Can
non, Payne, Dalzell and Smith of Iowa,
were in frequent conference over the
rule during the day.
Alleged That Panel Prepared at
Springfield Was Pro
Lorimer. LIST IS NOT APPROVED
Supervisors Charge That Attempt
Was Made to Hinder Prosecu
tion in Bribery Case.
Springfield, 111., June 17. WTiat is
suspected to have been an attempt to
"pack" the Sangamon county petit jury
list in behalf of the "Lorimer interests"
and of the "greater Springfield" park
board candidates in the Springfield
park board election controversy now
under investigation by the Sangamon
county grand jury, was discovered by
the county board of supervisors yester
day in time to delay the approval of
the list in question until the matter
shall have been investigated.
M. J. Daughon of Springfield, super
visor at large from Capitol township,
which is co-extensive with the city of
Springfield, handed in the list which
aroused suspicion among the board
members not aligned with the Lorimer
faction. Investigation is said to have
disclosed that several of the names of
men summoned were not on the orig
inal list drawn from the jury box. In
cluded in the lot were persons now in
the employ of the park board, which is
In view of the fact that the present
list of petit Jurors wiyjn all .probabil
ity furnish the jurors, now only in the
park board election contest, but in the
trial of members of the legislature now
under Indictment here, the clrcum
stances has created a sensation.
APPROVES OF CONFERENCE
Catholic Bishop Welcomes Suenes.
tion of Unity of Faith.
Edinburgh, Scotland, June 7.
Today's features at the world's mis
sionary conference were the reading
of a letter from Monsienor Bono-
melli, Roman Catholic bishop of
Cremona, Italy, and the presentation
of the report of a commission on
education in relation to the chrls-
tianization of national life." Bishop
Bonomelli in his letter applauds the
conference and heartily approves Che
suggestion of unity of faith and of
NO MORE TIME FOR HYDE
State Will Try to Send Alleged Slay
er of Col. Swoim? to Iiison at Once.
Kansas City, June 17. Prosecuting
Attorney Conkling said this morning
he would opposte 'any effort to secure
further continuance of the hearing
on the motion for a new trial for rrr.
Hyde, convicted recently of the mur
der of Colonel . Thomas H. Swope,
which is set for this afternoon. Eliott
W. Major, attorney general of Mis
souri, Is here to hear the arguments,
but he will take no part in the pro
ceedings. Good Crops Help West.
New York, June 17. Dispatches to
Dun's Review indicate quiet conditions
at distributing points in the east, but
In the west excellent crop prospects
encourage good fall commitments.
. PLACED UNDER BAN
Chicago, June 17. Formal nct:co,
served on members oi the board of
trade by John J. Hill, chaiman of the
bucket shop committee, that tradmg
in "indemnities." otherwise known as
'privileges," would not be tolerated,
and that if necessary the aid of the
courts wouid be invoked to stop tne
practice, resulted today in half a dozen
prominent firms notifying their cus
tomers this form of trading would be
abandoned by them. Others are ex
pected to follow this example.
ACT ON LORIMER
Washington, June 17. A meeting of
the senate committee on privileges and
elections has been called for tomor
row to consider bribery charges in
connection with the election of Sena
tor Lorimer. It Is expected a resolu
tion will be reported providing for an
Offer of $120,000 to Pro
moters Cinches the
RICKARD GIVES NEWS
Jeffries and Johnson Do Not
Interrupt Training Black's
Auto Is Attached.
San Francisco, June 17. Rlckard
announced to the Associated Press this
morning on receipt of a telegram from
Morris Sullivan at Goldfleld, Nev., that
the Jeffries-Johnson fight wouid be
held there July 4. Sullivan guaranteed
$120,000 to the promoters.
("Sullivan is an old friend of mine
and absolutely dependable," said Rlck
ard. "I have no details, but I know
the man. I can announce the fight
will go to Goldfleld unless a much bet
ter offer should come from some other
Nevada city. I think it is hardly pos
sible any other city will raise Gold
field." Orders Troops to Be Ready.
San Francisco, June 17. Governor
Gillett has ordered Adjutant General
Lauck to havj two companies of mili
tia undr arms and ready to stop the
Langford-Kauffman fight tomorrow
should the attempt be made to pull it
off. Lauck arrived here this morning
fays Klaht Will Go On.
Promoter Blot of the Langford
Kauffman fight after hearing the gov
ernor's decision declared he would
hold the contest as "he had advertised
it and compel the troops to stop the
fight." . ... ...... r
Jeff Willi at Work.
Ben Lomond, June 17. With a re
assuring telegram from Rlckard Jeffries
kept serenely at work at his training
quarters yesterday. Jeffries refused to
discuss the governor's order. He ap
peared to be in excellent spirits.
"The fight will take place on July 4.
If not in San Francisco, then I will
pull it off In Reno; but the fight will be
held on the date set, and I shall keep
Tex Riekard made this statement to
the Associated Press last night.
"Those who intend coming to San
Francisco, can come as planned and
feel assured that they will see the
fight." Rlckard admitted that he did
not have the slightest hope of pul'.in?
off the fight in San Francisco.
Will Build Arena.
"If the court grants an injunction
here, I leave for Reno Sunday and will
Immediately commence the erection ot
an arena there. My attorneys have ad
viced me not to buck the governor and
the attorney general, but I have agreed
to wait until Saturday. It is a bitter
pill for me, and a heavy Joss, but I'll
take my medicine."
While not yet ready to announce so
officially, the promoter virtually ad
mitted that the fight will take plae
Atlarh Johnson's Aoto.
San Francisco, June 17. Billy DHa
ney, the veteran trainer of prize fight
ers, took charge of Johnson's camp
George Little, the champion's former
manager, stirred trouble yesterday by
attaching Johnson's automobile to se
cure $2,350 alleged to be due Little.
Gets Reward for Killing Thief.
Washington, June 17. Je6se Skaggs,
town marshal of Sumner, 111., will re
ceive a reward of 300 from the na
tional government for killing a post
office burglar. Representative Foster 1
of Illinois introduced a bill for this
purpose tome time ago and yesterday
he called It up for consideration. It
was passed unanimously.
Divers Work In Vain.
Como, Italy, June 17. Throughout
today divers roamed the bottom of
Lake Como in the vicinity where the
body of Mrs. Charlton was found, but
their work was fruitless and they
found no trace of her husband.
Knox Will Not Talk.
Washington, June 17.--When Secre
tary Knox's attention Cas called to
the report he would probably be nomi
nated by the republican convention as
governor of Pennsylvania he said be
knew nothing of it and would not dis
cus3 the matter.
Mrs. Doxey Held as Bigamist. ,
St. Louis, Mo., June 17. Mrs. Dora
E. Doxey, charged with bigamy be
cause of her alleged marriage to Wil
liam J. Erder. waived a preliminary
hearing yesterday and was held to the
grand jury on a bond of $1,500.
Peary Returns From Europe.
New York, June 17. Commandei
Peary returned from a tour of Euro.oa
today. . ..