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FIFTY-NINTH YEAR. NO. 298.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 1910. TEN PAGES.
TRICE TWO CENTS.
WAITER RROOKTTSTS SMASHES A VTATTOTST RECDRnS
AVIATOR TRAVELS FROM
CHICAGO TO SPRINGFIELD
Wright Biplane, Kept Under Perfect Control, Near
Goal Without a Single Mishap and
With but Two Stops.
FORCED TO DESCEND
World's Mark of 141 Miles for Continuous Flight Outdone,
and of 100 Miles for Sustained Flight Ap
proached Train Fairly Distanced.
Springfield, Sept. 29. Brookins reached here at 4:26.
Chicago, Sept. 29. Brookins descended a few miles be
yond Mt. Pulaski, 24 miles from Springfield, at 3:20. It is
expected he will resume his flight immediately.
Chicago, Sept. 29. Brookins resumed his flight from near
Mt. Pulaski at 3:45, confident he would reach Springfield
within an hour.
Chicago, 111., Sept. 29. Brookins, when he passed Mt.
Pulaski, 88 miles from Gilman, broke the American cross
country aviation record. The former record was 86 miles.
GIVEN TILL SUNDA 1 .
The descent of Brookins, at
Gilman will not prevent the
winning of the Record-Herald
prize, as Kohls aat stated today
he would award the prize should
the flight to Springfield be com
pleted before next Sunday.
LEAVE GILMAN TOGETHER.
Chicago, Sept. 29. Brookins resumed
his flight from Gilman at 12:42. Th
train and aeroplane left Gilman togeth
er. At Guthrie Brookins was two miles
ahead of the train.
BIRBECK AT 2i33.
Brookins passed Birbeck, 143 miles
from Chicago, at 2:33r;'
. COVERS TWO-THIRDS OP WAT,
He passed Weed man, 126 miles from
Chicago, two-thirds of the way to
Springfield, at 2:07.
DODGES SHIFTY CURRENTS.
At Gibson, four miles from Guthrie,
Brookins again was behind the train,
having lost considerable time in soar
Ing aloft, apparently to evade shifty
currents of wind.. He again swooped
down to within 500 feet of the earth,
ascending and descending at Intervals
along the track.
At Harpster, 34 miles from Gilman,
he was one mile ahead of the train
and moving easily and evenly at a
height of 500 feet.
Starts on Time.
Chicago. Sept. 29. Aviator Walter
Brookins started from here at 9:23 this
morning In an attempt to break the
American long distance sustained flight
records and fly to Springfield, 111., 1S7
miles in the air line, without landing.
Brookins declared that, despite the un
favorable wind, which blew direct ly
acroBs his course, he expected to make
the complete trip In six hours.
Train Races Below.
Far beneath him ran an Illinois Cen
tral special train, which was to en
deavor to beat the sky traveler to the
state capital. Wilbur Wright, the bi
plane Inventor and maker and tutor of
Brookins, followed his pupil today on
the train below, which was crowded
with newspaper men and aeronauts.
The race against distance today is
under the direction of the Chicago
Record-Herald, which offers a prize of
$10,000 for continuous flight to the
Makes Good Time.
Brookins passed over Kensington, 13
miles from Chicago, at 9:36, and at
9:45 sped over Harvey, 19 miles dis
tant. Matteson was passed at 9:59.
The aviator was flying 2,000 feet high
and about 50 miles an hour.
Begins to Come Down.
Brookins passed Askeem, 75 miles
distant, at 11:23, and dropped to 1,000
Danforth was passed at 11:31. He
descended to a height of 500 feet.
Stops (or Oil.
He stopped at Gilman for oil at
11:38. The stop precluded the making
of a record for sustained flight, as Gil
man Is but 81 miles from Chicago and
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CHINA IN FEAR
Washington, Sept. 29. Advices from
American officials in the orient to the
effect that a critical situation exists in
China and that an outbreak similar to
the boxer rebellion 13 possible.
TWICE TO GET OIL
FACTS ABOUT BROOKINS
Starting point Chicago.
Finishing point Springfield.
Distance 187 miles.
Prize $10,000 purse offered by
Route followed Line of Illinois
Condition of award Completion
of trip by Saturday.
Time of start 9:23 a. m.
Time of stop at Gilman 11:30
Distance from starting point to
Gilman 75 miles.
Time of resuming flight 12:40
Distance from Gilman to Spring
field 106 Miles. .
Present record for continuous
flight 141 miles.
Present record for sustained
flight 100 miles.
Like Others Who Preceded Him
He Tells of Getting Money
BROWNE ASKED HIS HELP
Senators Hearing Lorimer Bribery
Kvidence Proceeding on Assump
tion of Innocence.
Chicago, Set. 29. When the Lorlmer
Investigating committee convened to
day Senator Holtslaw was recalled
for cross-examination. He told of ex
periences before the grand jury at
Springfield. Holtslaw declares his
confession signed at Springfield is true
and that he made it as a matter of
Bwkfmfj-fr on Stand.
Chicago. Sept. 29. State Repre
sentative Beckemeyer, one of those
who testified In the trial 6f Browne
to having received $1,000 for his
vote for Lorimer, took the stand to
day. He said Browne urged him to
vote for Lorimer, and told of going
to St. Louis at the request of Browne
and receiving $1,000 for his Lorimer
vote, and later getting $900 more
from Representative Wilson.
Got Money After Voting.
State Senator Holstlaw on the wit
ness stand yesterday testified that af
ter he had voted for Lorimer he re
ceived $2,500 and he "supposed that
the money was paid because of his
vote." The state senator, until recent
ly a banker in his Baptist denomina
tion, was the second witness to tell
the United States senators that money
was paid because of his vote for the
junior senator from Illinois.
Holstlaw said that the night before
the election he met State Senator John
Broderick, who said, "They are going
to elect Lorimer tomorrow." Holstlaw
said that he thought so, and thought
that he would vote for him. Broderick
said, "Well, there is $2,000 In it for
you." Later he received that amount
from Broderick. He said that he In
tended to vote for Lorimer anyway, aai
he liked him and thought that a dem
ocrat had no chance.
Senators Are luprrjndlced.
Shortly before adjournment Senator
Paynter said: "So far as I am con
cerned the case is being approached
on the presumption that the men who
voted for Senator Lorimer did not do.
Fair tonight and
Temperature at 7 d m., 51. Maxi
mum temperature in last 24 hours, 73;
minimum in 12 hours, 50. Velocity of
wind at 7 a. m., 2 miles per hour. Pre
cipitation, none. Relative humidity, at
7 p. m. 65, at 7 a. m. 96.
St. Paul .9 .0
Prairie du Chien 3 .1
Dubuque 1.5 .0
Clinton 1.7 .0
LeClalre - .7 .0
Davenport 1.7 .1
Nearly stationary stages in the Mis
sissippi will prevail from below Du
buque to Muscatine.
J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
(From noon today to noon tomorrow.)
Sim sets 5:42, rises 5:51; moon rises
2:4" a. m.
so because of bribery or corrupt influ
ence. It would be unjust to have any
To this statement Senator Heyburn
added: "The whole committee is pro
ceeding with a lack of presumption of
corruption In the election. The bur-
A wire fence Is being erected by
El Paso to the Pacific coast. News
den of proving such a condition is on
those who are making the charges."
Preceding Holstlaw, Representative
White of O'Fallen, 111., finished his tes
timony, telling what he did with the
$1,000 which he said he received for
The committee again ruled adverse
ly to the intrluction of White's manu
script of his experiences as a legisla
tor. It was expected that Representative
H. J. C. Beckemeyer would follow
Holstlaw on the witness stand, but
through a misunderstanding Becke
meyer had been dismissed for the day
and the senators adjourned without
calling any other witnesses.
CA"ALIERI HAS MILLIONS
Singer Denies She Married Chanler
Paris, Sept. 29. Not a word will
Lina Cavalier! say for publication ex
cept "I did not marry for money, for
I am rich." The singer is kept in
formed daily of the progress of af
fairs in America. Many estimates of
the singer's wealth, not including her
Jewels, have been made. Her for
tune is placed above $1,000,000. Her
Jewel collection is said to be worth
about $1,000,000 more.
Venezuelan Minister to Stay.
Bogota, Columbia, Sept. 29. The
Venezuelan minister, who was said to
have received notice of recall recently,
has now received word to remain here
pending further Instructions.
ALL EE PAYS TRIBUTE TO THE
MEMORY OF CHAVEZ AT FUNERAL
Domodossola, Italy, Sept. 2. The
funeral of George Chavez, the aviator,
fatally Injured after having flown from
Switzerland over the Alps to Italy,
was held today. The occasion was re
markable In the matter of the tributes
paid the courage of the youth. Gener
al Splngardi,' Italian minister of war,
sent a special representative and the
populace followed the body to the
church. Floral tributes came from all
Leading Figure in Illinois
Central Graft on Wit
GIVES MANY NAMES
One of Most Remarkable Tales
of Organized Theft and Cor
ruption Ever Told.
Chicago, Sept. 29. Astonishing reve
lations of a graft system in car re
pairs which netted over , $1,000,000
from the Illinois Central railroad in
less than three years were made at
the preliminary hearing in the crim-
the United States along the boundary between Mexico, extending from
inal case before Municipal Judge Brug
Henry C. Ostermann, founder of the
Ostermann Manufacturing company at
West Pullman, the company said to
have reaped the largest harvest from
the railroad, was the man who told
the new chapter in the graft history.
After dodging process servers and
subpoenas for nearly four months, Os
termann suddenly appeared yesterday
to pile fresh fuel on the fire with
which the Illinois Central is scorching
Onlrrinann Accuses Officials.
Conspiracy by the highest officials
of the road, next to the president, and
blackmail and extortion of all kinds
by the officials was charged by Oster
mann in his arraignment. Oster
mann's was perhaps the most remark
able recital of organized theft and
corruption on a large scale ever made
public on a witness stand. According
to his story, through every department
of the road, from the vice president,
the late Ira G. Rawn, to the engineers,
switchmen and other humble employes
of the Illinois Central, the taint of cor
ruption and bribery extended In widely
diffused ramifications under the foster
ing care of Ostermann and the high
officials of the road.
Outdoes All Similar Crimes.
Yesterday's development in the llli-
noil Central graft makes the car re
pair plunder the most remarkable case
of theft from a large corporation In
the history of the country.
High officials of the Illinois Central
like the late Ira G. Rawn, Frank B.
Harrlman, former general manager;
parts of Europe and a thousand peas
ants tramped down the mountain sides
with arms filled with mountain flow
One little girl laid upon the casket
a bunch of edelweiss that blooms alone
amid the eternal snows of the Alps,
bound with a ribbon upon which had
been written, "gathered among the
mountain peaks over which you flew."
Monsignor Scaparandi, bishop of Lima,
officiated at. the services.
Joha M. Taylor, former storekeeper of
the road; John E. Buker, William Ren
shaw, car Inspectors, engineers, switch
men, even station agent received the
golden loot at the rate of from thou
sands of dollars a month to a mere pet
ty iarctmy stipend of $25 a month, ac
cording to Ostermann. Even members
of the families of the grafting officials
were thriving on the theft.
Robs Amuck; Discloses Graft.
Added Interest was given to the tale
by the fact that Ostermann himself,
the genius who built the enormous
structure of graft, was the man who
by his own folly, shattered the colos
sal palace of fraud and brought It
tumbling down on the heads of all the
conspirators. That was when he ran
amuck with loot about a year ago and
made "Death Valley Scotty" look like
"When President Harahan of the Il
linois Central heard that this former
conductor of the road, then engaged
in repairing cars for the railway com
pany, was lighting his cigars with $50
bills, he ordered "the Inquiry which led
to the disclosures of the fraud.
Bribe for Attorney.
The spectacular story of business
piracy told 1n the calmest manner
reached Its climax when Ostermann cas
ually mentioned that he had given a
bribe of $100 to K A. Jones, former
traveling car inspector of the Illinois
Central and now one of the attorneys
for the three defendants who are be
ing prosecuted by the state.
It was the last shot of the afternoon
POSTAL LAWS SAID
TO BE VIOLATED
Government Orders Raiding of Mine
Stock Brokers and a Chicago
Mail Order House.
Washington, Sept. 29. The depart
ment of Justice today raided B. F.
Scheftels & Co., of New York, mining
stock brokers, and branches of the
same firm in Boston, Providence, Phila
delphia, Milwaukee and Detroit. Fraud
ulent use of the mails is charged.
Arrest at Chicago.
Chicago, Sept. 29. Alfred H. Mon
roe, president of the Globe association,
a mail order house, was arrested to
day charged with violating the postal
laws through an alleged fraudulent
mall order scheme.
AERONAUT IS LAKE VICTIM
Hope Given Up of Finding Homer
Iloughton, Mich., Sept. 29. Hope
was given up last night of finding
Homer Hazard, aeronaut, alive. He
made an ascension at the county fair
grounds Tuesday at 6 o'clock and no
trace of him since has been found.
A farmer says he saw the balloonist
drop into Portage lake with a para
chute. He was at a great distance
and could offer no assistance. The
balloon was found a quarter of a
mile from here.
OLIVE COMPANY BURNS OUT
Plant at L Angeles Was Largest of
It Kind in the World.
Los Angeles, Sept 29. The plant of
the American Olive company, said to be
the largest in the world, burned today
with a los-s of $450,000.
BURNS IN BIBLE LEAVES
St. Louis Woman E .Tilda Fire of the
Scriptures and Dies.
j St. Louis. Sept. 29. Kneeling injgarding his health. He will avert
lihe midst of a bonfire which she fcadjan operation if possible.
AS AMERICAN DICTATOR
made from the leaves of the family
bible, Mamie McCarthy, a religious
enthusiast, slowly burned to death in
the rear of her residence, 8522 Wa
ter street, yesterday afternoon, while
she craved. She was 19 years old.
"I want my sins forgiven by sacri
fice," she said before she became un
GAINED BY T. R.
Republican "Dictator" Names
New York Candidates and
EVERYTHING HE SAYS GOES
Henry L. Stimson, Prosecuting At
torney, Nominated for Governor
of 'the State.
For Governor H. L. Stlmson
For Lieut. Governor E. Schoenick
For Secretary of State... S. S. Koenlg
For Controller James Thompson
For Treasurer ....Thomas F. Fennell
For Attorney General.. E. R. O'Malley
For Surveyor Frank M. Williams
For Judge Court of Appeals I. G. Vann
Saratoga, N. Y., Sept. 29. Theodore
Roosevelt won two more victories in
the republican state convention yester
day. He had the platform which was
drawn up by himself and other "pro
gressive" leaders adopted without a
change and his candidate for nomina
tion for governor was named by the
The nominee for governor is Henry
L. Stimson of New York, the man who
as federal district attorney forced the
sugar trust to pay several millions of
dollars into the United States treas
ury in reparation for the importing
frauds. Mr. Stimson also sent several
of the sugar officials to the peniten
. On -First Ballot.
It was on the- first ballot that Mr,
Stimson was nominated. The vote
stood; Stimson, CS4; William S. Ben-
net, 242; Thomas B. Dunn, 38; James
R. McEwah, 2S; scattering,. 23. Later
the nomination was made unanimous.
With Mr. Stimson there was nomi
nated the entire state ticket as slated
by Mr. Roosevelt and his conferees
last night. The slate went through
without a contest with the exception
of the nominations for governor and
The ticket is in full accord with the
wishes of those now in charge of both
the national and state administration.
Both President Taft and Governor
Hughes last night sent personal mes
sages to Mr. Stimson congratulating
him on his victory and pledging their
support. As for Mr. Roosevelt, he has
said he would stump the state for Mr.
Mr Roosevelt also is expected to
win back to the ticket the support of
the "old guard." He gave evidence of
his friendship even to the old guard
leaders when in his address nominat
ing Mr. Stimson he praised Bennet,
Mr. Stimson's leading rival.
WndxTTOrth Quit Legislature.
At the close of the convention
James S. Wadsworth, Jr., speaker of
the apsemlily, announced his withdraw
al from the legislature. He said this
determination was reached some time
ago and was due entirely to his per
sonal views as to the length of tlmjbut are fQ be Bubor(llnate to and con-
aurlng. wntcn a mcmner or me assem
bly should be a candidate for speaker
and, if successful, hold that important
and difficult office. He has been
speaker five years.
Mr. Wadsworth would nor say that
his retirement was due to the victory
of the progressives.
Colonel Roosevelt, In a brief state
ment, denied the existence of any al
liance with W. R. Hearst of having in
fluenced the selection of the ticket.
"I have not communicated with Mr. j
Hearst or any one else outside thej
convention," he S3id. "and the candi
dates we have considered hero today
have been discussed purely on their
own merits and without reference to;
Mr. Hearst or anyone else. '
EARNINGS NEAR DOUBLE
Reports Show Prosperity of Tri-City
Railway & Light Company.
The fifth annual report of the Tri
City Railway and Light company re
cently issued calls attention to the
rapid growth of that property. The
company earned in the last fiscal year,
$2,266,969 gross, as compared with $1,
450,000 the first year of its organiza
tion, an increase of 56.3 per cent. Net
earnings for 1910 came to f9C9,SS2.
LA FOLLETTE TO
Madison. Wis.. Sect.' 2 9. T.aFnl-
Iette will go to Rochester. Minn., this
Judge Delivers Keynote
Speech at Democratic
Murphy fn Control of Majority
of Delegates, but Hesitates
. as to Candidate. .
Rochester, N. Y Sept. 19. The
democratic convention was called to
order by Chairman Dix at 1:07.
Judge Alton B. Parker was made
temporary chairman and delivered
lsrty fTas Opportunity.
Judge Parker In his address said:
"The democratic party stands eon-
fronted with the opportunity and the
duty to render patriotic public service
of the first magnitude. The fathers
builded for us a government under the
cdntrol of the people. Into the con
stitution they incorporated those great
principles of liberty, the denial of
which had been the cause and the
Justification of the revolution. They
so divided the powers of government
as to guard against executive usurpa
tion; put It teyond the power of any
save the people themselves to amend
this constitution, and sat down to en
Joy the blessings of a government of
law, pot of men.
Dictator Is Feared.
"This was less than a century and
a quarter ago. Today (there are polit
ical prophets In other lands who pre
dict for us a speedy coming of the
dictator. There are in our beloved
country advocates of the policy to
gradually take from the people the
home rule powers of the states and
confer them upon the federal govern
ment. Others, still more "jrogressive"
would not await the action of the peo
ple, but would seize coveted powers
whenever the passing whim or caprice
of an executive shall suggest It In
deed, a president of the United States
has eald In cubstance and effect, that
if we fail to increase the federal pow
er through executive action, through
legislative and through judicial con
struction, and Interpretation of law,
we show our impotence. On divers oc
casions he fitted the deed to the word,
and subsequently rejoiced in the ap
plause of the unthinking.
Is Not Alone.
"Nor is he alone In this advocacy.
Other champions there are of the doc
trine that the people of the states and
their officials are less competent to
deal with business matters than the ex
ecutive branch of the federal govern
ment, the courts' share therein being
particularly obnoxious. According to
this school, as large a share as can
be of the powers of congress and the
courts shall be taken from them, and
ultimately lodged In the federal exec
utive.. "For, says their leader. In his ad
dress to the Hamilton club, 'This new
nationalism regards the executhe
power as the steward of the public
welfare.' This means that the legisla
tive and the Judicial departments of
government are no longer to be coor
dinate departments of government, ex
ercising their powers independently.
trolled by the steward of all power
Is t;rent t'nreat.
"How comes this assault thus early
in our national life upon the 'most
wonderful Instrument ever struck off
at a given time by the brain and pur
pose of man'? How Is It possible to
gain followers in sueh a cause? The
answer is, there is a great unrest
J among the people. And why this un
rest? with tne national weann mount
ing higher and hlcher, with work for
everyone, and the people all enjoying
a greater measure of comfort than do
the people of any other country?
"Partly because the cost of living
Is mounting still more rapidly than
income and wages. The salaried man,
the wage earner, the people with small
incomes, whether from Investments,
farming or business, find it yearly
more difficult to make both ends meet,
(Continued on Page Klgrbt)
LOT CASE FAILS
McAlester, Okla., Sept. 29. The tiial
of Governor Haskell in the town lot
cases suddenly ended today when the
government announced that under the
restrictions Imposed by the court It
was unable to make out a case against
Haskell or any of his co-defendants.