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SIXTIETH YEAR- XO. 81.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 11)11.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
Wayman Charges Erbstein
With Attempt to Thwart
IN BRIBERY TRIAL
Forecast Till 7 P. M. Friday for Rock
island, Davenport, Moline,
Unsettled tonight and Friday, mod
erate temperature. The lowest tem
perature tonight will be about SO de
grees above aero.
Temperature at 7 a. m. 2S. Highest
yesterday 25, lowest last night 25.
Relative humidity at 7 p. m. 95 at 7
a. jn. 99.
Velocity of -wind at 7 a. m., 7 miles
J. M. SHERIBR, Local Forecaster.
(From noon today to noon tomorrow.
Sun sets 4:58, rises 7:15; moon rises
10:25 p. m.
Billposters Putting Up An
nouncement of Defendant's
Work of Day in Congress
Washington, Jan. 19. Following are
I the proceedings briefly told of the two
I houses of congress yesterday.
sETfTE sdips In advocacy of
and asrafrixt the retention of his seat by
William JiorimT were made by Sena-
, tors B'irrows and Borah. The former,
: who was chairman of the special con
gressional committee which investigated
., , - . . the charges that bribery had been m-
Cnicago, Jan. 19. Unprecedented j piov,tl in tr, election of Mr. Lorimer.
MrrvnTnstnnres rtv1nner1 tnrlav In t he ! def -ndi the committee report, which
trial of Lawyer Erb6tein. who is ac
cused of bribing Jurors to acquit Ive
O'Neil Browne, the prominent legis
lator charged with bribery in the
election of Senator Lor.imer.
WAYMAN INFORM (OIHT.
While the proceedings aerainst
Erbstein were in progress today
State's Attorney Wayman excitedly
informed the presiding judge
that billposters had been at work j
along the streets traversed by the j prospects
' 4 .. V. n A . 1 -.i , A .Via al 1 1 C It
JUIUIP ouu iiAil I'inv ai u-u in'- " 1. 1 1 .
with posters announcing the candi
dacy of Erbstein for state's attorney.
TAKEN INTO CTSTOIIY.
Wayman said the billposters were j
taken into custody by h-'s detectives, j
and would be sent before the srand
Jury for criminal prosecution, the,
Idea being the billpcpting was plain- j
ly an attempt to illegally influence j
the result of the trial of Erbstein for ;
fxonoratd the Iliinoisan. Senator Bor-
1 ah - intended that the evidence proved
conclusively that corruption had been
! emplovod and that Mr. Korimer should
l not !. jifrmltred to retain his seat,
i lforK The entire day was devoted
i to consideration of the Moon bill for i
' th codification of the laws relating to
! the judiciary.
Meat Producers' Associa
tion Opposes Increase
Shown That Transportation
Lines' Charges Grow Faster
Washington, Jan. 19. Clifford
Thorne today presented the argument
of the Meat Producers' association of
the middle west, before the Interstate
commerce commission in the inquiry
BUY MANY VOTES
Reported That Joe Cannon's
Bailiwick Is Worse Thaa
Adams County, Ohio.
GRAND JURY IS ON THE JOB
Determined to Make a Full Investi
gation Mot Menace to
Danville, 111., Jan. 19. The grand
Jury will begin the investigation of
vote selling in Danville and Vermil
lion county next week.
Bl'V MANY VOTE.
Chicago, Jan. 19. A Record Herald
correspondent at Danville, 111., prints
Vermillion county, the home of
Speaker Cannon, is at present sitting
directly over a seething, hissing vol
cano, which threatens to erupt at any
moment and blow the whole political
machinery of the .district into shreds.
The "volcano" is personified in 23
French Government Sends
Troops Into Rheims
CHAMPAGNE IS SPILLED
Mobs, Desperate Because of
Several Poor Crops, Get
Paris, Jan. 19. Wine riots in the
champagne district are o serious
the government today decided to dis
patch troops to end disturbances in
the Rheims region where the local
authorities are helpless. Although
DRAWS A MORAL
Borah Turns to This State for
Argument for Direct Vote
CITES THE LORIMER CASE
Comments I'pon Reflection of Bur
rows c pon Integrity of Mem
bers of Legislature.
ONE BATH IN
Meat Packers so Assert
With Respect to Immu
AN I. O. U. THAT'LL BE PAID
DANGER IS GRAVE
Good for General
Spread of Bubonic Plague
Washington, Jan. 19. Senator Bo
rah today addressed the senate in sup
port of the resolution for direct elec
tion of senators. He laid especial i
stress upon the various methods of
bribery sometimes restored to under n . . . .
the present methods of election by leg-J I'Ontena I Mat Promise Of EX-
islatures. In this connection Borah
referred to the present senatorial In- j
vestigaiion. the case of Lorimer, as an j
illustration of the "vice of the system
UNIQUE PLEA IS MADE
emption Holds Over From
the Previous Case.
.Nothing Done to Prevent Spread of j
the Infection to All Pans of
IN AN EXPLOSION
Latest IVml Outrage at tlticajjo Sup
posed Work of P.la'k
Harbin. Manchuria, .Tan. 19. The
epidemic of bubonic plague threat
ens to become an internal U;nal dan
ger unless foreign control is intro
duced, because of the ignorance of
the Chinese authorities . The taotai
remains cooped up in the center of
the city, his residence guarded by
trocps and the extent of the plague
-In' the auttfH-of-ThrizTrdlaTr-the
Chinese and European physicians
have been beaten by the soldiers.
I AHHt nH',CII(l FAR.
Refugees from Fudziadian lime
Chicago. Jan. 19. Nine persons
were injured and a two story dwell
ing was wrecked last ninht by an ex
plosion of a dynamite bomb in the
-1 .4 n n r f r'Amoln ATrtrc'llf in flip
the north side ofi,H""11 i""'-.-'" ......
ramus or miles irom tn railway
land- have infected K wan-ChengeFze,
where the mortality is almost as
icrat as at Fudziadian.
Mukden. Kirin, and Tieling have
c. i been invaded by the d'sease.
Deaths among the t hinese em
ployes of the Harbin mills is likely
Italian colony on
the city. The bomb followed the re
fusal of Marsale to comply with the
demands for $r.on sont in a Utter
signed "Black Hand."
The bomb is believed to have been
one of a series that has been ex
rfloded here recently following Black;
Hand letters. It is not beleved to
be connected with a series that has
been attributed variously to gam
bling and labor sources.
STEPHENSON FIGHT IS ON
to result in the infection being car
ried In the foodstuffs exported to
Amur and the maritime provinces.
Twenty-four bodies have been
ricked up in the streets here. The
tern under which we now elect sena
tors." ILLINOIS IDEAL STATE. '
"If the'e's any state where the pres
ent system might be fairly tested,"
he said, "it ought to be in Illinois. No
commonwealth is better fitted in Tra
dition, in pride of history, in intelli
gence and manhood of her people to
meet and discharge the duties which
properly pertain to the state. Yet her
prominence now and during the last
year is not due to her industrial prow
ess, but to that scandal and shame
which has been fastened upon her by
reason of a senatorial election."
CAXXOT RELIEVE THEM.
Recalling the story of the deadlock
preceding Lorlmer's election Borah
said. "Men bartered their honor to
the courtesan of Babylon and at last!
Chicago. Jan. 19. J. Ogden Ar
mour. Louis F. Swift and the other
Indicted meat packers who are
charged with a violation of the Sher
jmiin anti-trust act. will ask Jud,-,e.
U'arpenter in the I'nited States dis
trict court for an "immunity bath"
; late today. The new "bath" will be
i refju est ed on Hie grounds the lm
Iniunity granted by .ludgo Humphrey
I in 1906 precludes the prosecution of
the present charges.
VIOLATION ITE RACK,
Technically, the plea is known as
a plea of abatement of a olea to
(quash the indictment. It Is stated
j by the defense the present charges
I include . alleged violations of law
The r nitc.l States guarantees that Honduras will repay in due time the money borrowed from J. P.
Morgan. News Item.
vicu'ms in this city and Fudziadian , JntQ th(J proposed advance in freight
number many hundreds.
tYlnronsi n lieeislature Asked to
Adopt Report of Committee. ...-..- anP
Madison. Wis. Jan 19. Senator f ft Q MISTAKE MADE
Hasting today Introduced a resom- j
tion asking both houses to concur;
in the report of the senate commit- :
tee which investigated th primary ,
election campaign of 19"K. and cer-j
ttfy to the I'nited States senate that
that body investigate Stephenson's j
title to his seat. The resolution goes i
over until next week.
Oar Sees Waters of Xeva IllcSsed
and Ksrajes !kin Shot
grand jurymen, who lire sitting in ses-
rates. : sion in the court houe here.
waxt them to tiRotv. Under their sworn oath these men
He declared the shippers and con-iare to investigate the wholesale buy
sumers want to see the railroads growjinp and selling ofivofes in th county,
and prosper, but it must be done upon j it takes but a single rift in the thin
reasonable charges. He said that while 'crust that now nvorlfps tho surface
in the last 10 years the average whole- and an election frn.id scandal far over
sale market prices of commodities had I shadowing the Adams count v, Ohio,
increased 11 ver cent, and the average sensation will be bared.
I market prices 401. transportation
! charges had increased 100 per cent.
MAKE MORE THAN EVER.
St. Petersburg. Jau. Emneror
RhenU Defense Beaun. Virion; wa nrfspnt at thn annual, i norne presented statistics snowjng
Wheeling. W. Vs.. Jan. 1 9. The ' reremon v of blessin- the waters of the j lnat for 1 he car PndinS -I,lne "0 last,
prosecution in the Schenk case closed ' Neva todav for th first time since the!,np railways had a net income of over
Its testimony and the examination of; eventful day in Jan. 19u5. when the . 57'OOO.OuO greater than ever before
witnesses for the defense began this-j whole Romanoff family was threaten-iin their entire history.
aiternoon. ted with death from a rain of grape-shot
1 which, according to the official ex
Ax Beside Mutilated Body. Ipianation of the affair. iad been sub
Chicago. Jan. 19 The terribly mu :8ljtuIed bv arrider.t for the saluting
tuatea hony cr an unKnomi man rtiareo in onp of the c,ins of ,he ,Tlh
battery of the first horse artillery of
the guard. Today's ceremony passed
off with no unpleasant incident.
.i..-;oo otkiis nnim.i.
Everywhere, among politicians and
the misery of the wineworkers result
ing from poor crops and small wages
is recognized officially it is pointed
out large sums already have been
appropriated by parliament to allev
iate the sufferings.
EMPTIER INTO STREETS.
Last night 2.000 men and women
marcljed into Hauteville carrying red
banners and singing revolutionary
airs. They broke into several wine
cellars and smashing casks poured
, , . , . , l u r , iu i v 111.3 . ii i u . ii at, i u u u cii ii no vi
business men. the situation is regard- . ,, . , . . ...
. I dollars into the streets until the
ed as more than serious. No one denies ;.. .
performed the task amid charges and
counter charges, criminations and re-J
criminations between legislative mem-'
bers, reminding one of the days when!
the prong of Cataline was the sceptre
of jxwer at Home. And now we are
solemnly told by a committee of tls
body that so shameless and demoral
ized, criminal and degraded were many
members of that legislature that they
cannot be believed under oath. At
the present time the legislature of that
great state by reason of that election
is meeting under the eye and surveill
ance of a grand Jury."
DESPAIRS FOR REPt'BLIC.
After what one of the old and honor
ed members of, 'this body, a reteran in
unselfish devotion to his country, said
with reference to that election I have
begun to despair of the republic."
Washington, Jan. 19. Admitting
that no question of criminal guilt has
been involved in the charges against
Secretary Ballinger, Senator Fletch
er addressed the senate today in sup
port of the resolution declaring Bal
linger should no longer be retained
in office. He denounced the secre
tary as unfaithful to the pubUc and
declared bis standards of official con
duct and public duty are the ideal
of the professional politician.
WOULD FORTIFV CANAL..
Washington, Jan. 19. Senator
Money introduced a resolution today
"that It is the sense of the senate
that the Panama canal should be
Washington, Jan. 19. Representa
tive Calder, of New York, republican,
sprang a sensation in the house to
day by reading an open letter
of Representative Dies, of Texas, a
democrat, attacking tonight's demo-
which occurred prior to 1906.
RUSSIA IS BLAMED
Speaker at Hebrew Council
Says Americans' Rights
Are Ignored There.
WOULD ABROGATE TREATIES
Big nanqnet Adrtreased by RoowatcU,
And Gay nor, and Jacob SclUft
that elections in Danville and in the i
YOUNG GIRLS TRY SUICIDE
found in an alley in the Italian quarter
today, and nearby was a bloody ax.
NEW YORK AND
IOWA ARE FIRM
EQUITABLE TO BE MUTUAL
Agreement Between Morgan and the
Trustee Is Made Public.
Albany, K. Y., Jan. 19. The state
IHsgTce- of Arresi on Theft Charge
Cause of Attempt on Life.
Lemont, HI.. Jan. 19. Freda
Kempa, 17 years old. and Stella Max
well, both of Joliet, 111., set fire to i be disregarded
th-eir clothing last night and were
fatally burned, while in jail here.
The girls felt the disgrace of their
arrest would prevent their returning
to their homes. They attempted sui
cide a few minutes after seeing a
county for years have ben little more
than farces. In Danville alone; the j
"bought vote" at the last election was!
numbered at more than 2,500, it Is
said, while another 1,000 might bQ i f iin
added for outside townships ",500 j
votes in all.
Isaac Woodyard. foreman of the
grand Jury, announced that the inquiry
would begin at once. Party lines will
Thousands of bottles of wine were
emptied into a creek.
BARS ALL FRATERNITIES
WKtl.THV nWKKR T IIDtl).
Woodyard. who is a wealthy banker
at Ridge Farm, and a former farmer,
I is a determined, capable man. The
! grand jury will 6how neither fear nor
in Michigan Legislature Porgen
j Lansing. Mich, Jan. 19. Represen
tative Rankin, of Ypsllantl has intro
jduced in the legislature a bill which.
if It becomes a law, -will abolish all
fraternities, sororities and similar so
ndes in the public schools of Michi
gan. Pupils who do not obey the law
are to be 'expelled from school and
penalties are provided for the teachers j ford
- T I J...lf 11 t .1
crauc caucus auu uuuuing u a coiu criticisms Of Mr,
deck for the coming caucus. A reast
of stale dishes."
FORMER TREASURER HELD
Lx -official Taken Into Custody in
Capitol at Ill'marrk.
Bismarck, D.. Jan. 19. Former
State Treasurer Blckford was arrest
ed in the state capitol yesterday after
noon on a warrant sworn to by County
Attorney Smith of Burleigh county,
charging him with the embezzlement
of $00,400 of the state's money.
Blckford had Just finished conferring
with a number of friends when arrest
ed. Immediately after nls arrest a
second warrant, sworn to by Attorney
General "Miller, was served on Blck-
Y.. Jan. 19. There
jins-irance department today gave out ' newspaper clipping telling of their
;a copy of the Kquitable Life voting incarceration. They were arrested
i trust agreement executed between J. j for stealing furs.
ip. Morgan, as controlling owner of
; stock, and the trustees. The agree-! Nominated by President.
Washington, Jan. V9. The presi
today, raent runs for five years but may be
ias their bait. The conditions at the
chi. , .a cs icaneelled whenever a dan is rer-ident today nominated Guy D. Gcff. ; soldiers' home also need investigation.
favor. It Is a part of public knowledge who do not see that the law Is en-
tbat votes have been bought and sold.
The colored vote is swayed by mon
ey like leaves in a wind. The foreign
miners are led to the polls with money
A hearing was held before Just ice of
the Peace Price. Blckford asked un
til tomorrow to obtain legal advice,
and ball was Ixed at $10,000.
No Choice ct De Moines.
Des Moines. Iowa. Jan. 19. The
first joint ballot for senator today
resulted in no choice. The. leaders
were: Young. 3i; Funk. 22 and Ken-
fected to place control in the hands
j of the policy holders.
I'nited States attorney for the east-! The grand Jury proposes to issue 100 j president Gondra
Paraguayan Officers Quit.
Asuncion, Paraguay, Jan. 19
a Joint session today the Paraguayan ! WHERE COMMISSION FAILED
congress accepted the resignation of I
I Rich Haul by Thief,
Chicago. Jan. 19. L. W. Wallace,!
a lumberman, reported to the police
i todav the theft of jewelry and cash
! valued at $12,165 from his home. A
colored butler has been arrested but
May Refuse Commissions. declares his innocence.
Cincinnati. Jan. 19. That Governor' .
Glasscock of West Virginia. will I Womtn Hold Offict in lowaT j
probably refuse to give commissions to! Des Moines. Iowa. Jan. 19. Senator!
Clarence W. Watson, and William E. 1 Dunnagan today Introduced a bill per-j
Chilton, democratic caucus nominees mitting women to hold any office with-;
for er.tors from that state, in case j in he gut of the voters of Iowa,
the legislature ratifies the choice of j -
these men next week, was the state- j TliCI lC lAPANFF
mer.t made here today by several re-' 1 I-Ul- JMI nllLUU
publican state senators who fled from'
Charleston to escape arrest as absen- J
and Vice Proai.
em district of Wisconsin and Henry ; subpoenas at once for witnesses who;,jent Gaena. and elected Colonel
'A. Well marshal of the same d's- are said to have knowledge of "bought j Jara president. Jara has been mln
itrict. votes." lister of war. The conntrv ( m.t
I "W lUl.t,a
TRUSTS HOLD NO LAW CURBS
INHERENT POWER OF WEALTH
Champaign by Twenty -one Votes Re
ject New Form.
Champaign, 111 , Jan. 19. The city of
Champaign rejected the commission
form of government proposition yester
day by a majority of 21 votes. The
vote was 1,1 1C to l.'f5. Threats to
prosecute the I'niversity of Illinois
New York, Jan. 19. Abrogation
of every treaty now existing between
the I'nited States and Russia was
advocated today in the address of
Louis Marshall before the Jewish
council. He insisted American pass
ports are ignored by Russia and
American citizens are mistreated
uisrrss uw enforce sticjn.
A discussion of evils In the enforce
ment of laws governing the admit
tance of European Jews to the Unit
ed States and suggestions for the
amelioration of these conditions
made up the program of the session
A long address summarizing pre
vailing conditions in the enforcement
of the immigration law. criticising
immigration inspectors for "seeking
now almost to a man merely to
reach the results which their super
ior requires," and urging elimination
of abuses was delivered by Max J.
Secretary Nagel of the department
of commerce and labor replied to thi
Former President Roosevelt, May
or Gaynor. Oscar S. Strauss, Rev. Dr.
David Phlllipson of Cincinnati and
Judge loslah Cohen of Pittsburg
spoke at a banquet of the delegates
held last night at the Hotel Astor.
Jacob H. fichlff presided.
The delegates to the 22nd council
yesterday unanimously voted to hold
the next conference at Cincinnati in
8ugar Down S Cents.
New York, Jan. 19. Refined sngar
was reduced 5 cents a hundred pounds
on coarse granulated and confection
ers "A" and 10 cents on all other
grades today. .
TAX LAW UP TO
Washington, Jan. 19. The constitu
tionality of the corporation tax prt
vision of the tariff law Is now a prob
lem for fbe supreme court alone to
indents 'for illegal voting-contributed I p"? "p."' raJ guments were con-
i toward cutting down the commission j
PLOTTERS MAY LIVE
m Tokio. J
.11? of the
that there ) istence, even if the effect of nrv
Is no law against the monopoly brought I chases would be to force you out of
about by the inherent power of wealth, j business?
Change at Silvis.
Zernan. who has
SIMPLIFY LAW PRACTICE
Kcnator ilnt Lift V4r on Behalf
of More Itirert Proceeding.
BY TAV. ledges that you have the right to own ba-k at the trust bv a.-king "if wealth i
f Special Correspondence of The Argus.) 'one store, but lhat I have the right, restrains trade, does it violate the I
To alh i rt of -r Ton IT riv rw m i-, a i olen tsmwn 11 rit n f I, - i .. . . - !
i n r.t . v.,. t i ' jeral years conducted the waiting sta-
court with the declaration that there I istence. even if the effect of mv our- ;,,. V,. .L. ."ugB ' 5 cin"1 ,lon at lT,e enn or lne rar I,ne mt L. V ' .' MT.:.
; to Attorney Parker: "Suppose." said ' Bahnks and will remove to North j elation today, pleaded for simplicity
T r f:isrir0 "t Vi it o k. a. ' r il. . . fin fl a I m 1 1 lufrmlir.n r, t law Mm .'!!
, , i . - i .... . . " ' in.' a mail 11 d IJ . 7a V . I tl I . I Ua & " " . - " .
ii is a most interesting aeiense, anu les. neciares tne tobacco trust. ; i s . ,
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tees. The republicans contend thet Tokio. Jan. 19. The sentences of! Here is a
legislature :s not properly organized, j 1 z of the 24 acarchists conden:n"d ! the tobacco trust:
The democrats in Charleston claim itto death .yesterday were coiainuicJ ' Suppose there are 20 cigar stores in
Is. iicday to life imprisonment-. a lows: tie supreme court acknow-
is also set up by the Standard OiL ! "if a concern has the money, it has the'
simile of the attitude of ; right io srend it in any way it may d-
4.K A 0.1 F.fTiOS. .
The supr'.iue court, however, cornes 4
jas in the accumulations of legislative
Prominent Milwaukeean Dead. .practice, and decried the restating of
Milwaukee, Wis., Jan. 19. Col. Xich-. settled law in new forms and the bulk
las Smith, aged 73. is dead. He wasjlness of legal opinions.1- Technical re-
... . a prominent newspaperman, a veteran ; quirc-inents which narnper progress ox
iCvi-uaued m Page Faur. t0t the civil war, and en author. Uults fclbo were frowned upon.
; pose he took o.jt $IO.OD,000 and invest-
ed it in his business, and that he tor.k
out $10C'i,fiy. and Inverted it it