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SIXTIETH YEAR. NO. 94.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 1911. TWELVE PAGES.
'RICE TWO CENTS.
Strongly Criticises Com
mittee for Lorimer
EXCEEDED ITS POWER
Should Not Have Attemped to
Interpret Significance of
Washington, Feb. 3. That
tor Lorimer holds his spat as the
result of bribery and on that account
should not be permitted to continue
In the senate, is the conclusion reach
ed by Senator Root and announced
y him in an argument on the floor
of the senate today. Root spoke
without notes and in the main his
address consisted of a careful anal
ysis of the testimony taken by the
committee. The argument was al
most entirely legal.
The sneaker lost little time in in-
tiicating the conclusion he had rearh- i phere." said Paynter.
ed. which was eutirely antagonistic j "Then-." responded Root, "there
to Lorimer. He took the position are. still following the Tribune,
the investigating committee had been J as if that paper were the guardian
at fault in permitting either an at- (,f the senate."
torney for Lorimer or an attorney i Admitting Shurtleff had been eall
for the Chicago Tribune to directed. Root said "s testimony was
its course in the matter of connect- j merely of a formal c haracter, where
Ing Lorimer witli the corruption of j as owing to the fart he was closely
members of the Illinois legislature. ! associated day and night with Lori
hut agreed that, even in the face c.f : mer he should have been questioned
Its fault in this respect, the commit-' most carefully.
lee had obtained sufficient evidence ' oxi.i sions inw RRAVTKn.
effectually to taint and invalidate thei Root, discussing the testimony be
clection. I fore the senate, declared it did not
iiiittbRKKS tMTH rotnin ri;K. i justify the committee's conclusions.
"It is fair to infer." said Root, i The speaker entered upon a detall-
the committee wiw of the opinion j ed enalysis of the tesrtm?UXfe
that corrupt methods and practices J vited attention to visits of democrat
were resorted to. but that their le-1 ic legislators to Shurtleff's rooms.
cal effect was not such as to
date Lorimer's election. This view
Is (sustained by the testimony before
vs. And I regret to say thc.t, after
examination of this Testimony i
urn constrained to disagree
members of the committee."
Savins be had been forced to this
conclusion with deep regret, both on
account of his respect for members
of the committee and regard f"r Lor
Imer. Root said he had neen impeiien j
to reach an adverse view in the in-j
. ... . ...
terest of the state of Illinois and the
country at large. "I cannot." he
raid most earnestly.
'come to any
( OIATKV II.GRAC KU.
He expressed opinion both state
r.nd country had been disgraced by
the methods of Lorimer's flection.
He did not believe the committee j
had properly interpreted the scope;
f Its instructions, but felt it had !
gone too far In the interpreting of;
the charges as a private eompiaynt
i.y tne iuchko i..uu,-. . . V''' '
mittee should. he thought. haej
borne in mind that the reputation. ;
and authority of the
fenate were involved.
MISTAKEN 'I K V ST.
"When." he asked earnestly, "did
ve entrust the guardianship of our
honor and Integrity to any newspa
per or any man? !t was the duty
of the committee to investigate
whether corrupt methods and prac
tices had been resorted to as directed
by the senate find not to decide
whether tiie Tribune had established
MU.I-IU TED ori'ORTl M I IKS.
It was clearly shown. Root con-
i .i A I .,11.,.,;, f i l. 1 m i i .i r
tmueo. .u .wi,.,....
hin of the Tribuue the committee.
Miip ti in "
failed to taKe acnamage ii iuau I'i'-ioi
portunilies to obtain testimony
tuie after avenue had been vol:in'ar-j
ily closed. One effort of the commit-j
tee's course had been to create a
feeling that this was a persecution;
rather than a prosecution. And the,
s-pcaker himself confessed to shar-'
ing the view that the work was not,
one in which a newspaper might
Jl STICE SfFFKR.
"I do not believe," he said, "that
a combination of the tremendous,
power of a great newspaper should ,
be combined with the work of a
prosecutor, because I do not think
uch a. combination makes for Jus
"But this case is not a case of the ,
Tribune: it is a case of this govern-!
ment. the government of the United '
States, that I' involved." ;
PAYNTER INTER ill ITS.
At this Juncture the first inter-;
ruption occurred. It came from ;
renter t KentneW mpr.iir of the
committee and supporter of its views,
Me asked Root to specify some of ,
tbe witnesses he would have called
that were not summoned at the '.n-
stance of the Tribune. Root- said;
he would have compelled the at-i
tendance of the cashier of the Hoist-, for the submission of the question furnished the body with names of both
law bank to show the financial oper- of woman suffrage to a popular vote vote sellers and vote buyers. Subpoe
ations conducted there in connection j was passed by the assembly yester- jnaa were issued yessterday for 2S demo-
tiiu me aiiea oniwrj . uir liir-jaay
.'prl b'QtVp'-c a l' l r S'lr-fico to
Forecast Till 7 P. M. Saturday for
Rock Island, Davenport, Mollne
Rain r snow tonight or Saturday,
colder Saturday. The lowest tempera-
ture tonight will be near the freezing
Temperature at 7 a. m. 28. Highest
yesterday 22. lowest last night 25
eiocitv ci wma at.
a. m. 6 miles
Relative humidity at
p. m. 66, at
7 a. m. 81.
J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
(From noon today to noon tomorrow.)
Sun sets 5:10. rises 7:02; moon sets
10:04 p. m.; planet Mercury risible.
Work of Day in Congress
Washington. Feb. 3. Following are
the proceedings briefly told of the two
houses of congress yesterday.
SKN4TI: Passage of the Gallinger
.-hip mtsi-ly bill marked tbe .session of
th senate." Surfss for the measure
.amp after a rontcst so sharp that the
vote of the vlr-e president was neces-
i s.-iry to denne it. l nai was nut one m
' three tie votes in the body, another be-Sena-'
'"K ,n the f-mmlttee of the whole, and
the Intro upon ncinurnrntrn. mr. w ai
s"n of w.st Virginia and Mr. Gronna
of North I'akota. iifwly elected rnem
l i s. took the oath of office.
(M The house devoted the day
to -onsi.1erat Ion of the agricultural ap
have been present at some of the
interviews between Browne and
White; Governor Deneen and Speak
STIM. FOLLOWING TRIBC7JE.
"In regard to Governor Deneen.
j were told he could testify only in
reiereme m ifMiuu "uuo-
which were occupied ny iorimer ana
then considered Lee O'Xetl Browne's
connection with the case. Browne,
he said, was lorimer's chief agent,
and he undertook to show he was
instrumental in procuring 30 demo
cratic votes for Lorimer.
SKES 0 PATRIOTISM.
Root wanted to know how this
control was secured and maintained.
He failed to see any patriotism in;
the action of the democrats who fol-,
i i t InnrfA.chin o n rt vrtort
tow ei muwut.-.
Ia Martin Breaks World's Record
in a Five Minute Flight
j Pau, France, Feb. 3. M. Ie Martin,
'the French aviator, yesterday broke
the worlds passenger carrying record.
Piloting a monoplane he earned up
seven pu..-cngers lor a iie lumuie
' Captain Bellcnger of the French avi-
'ation corps reached here from Bor
deaux yesterday, making the final lap
'of his flight from Paris in two hours.
' Bellenger left I'aris at S:45 o'clock
Wednesday morning and arrived at
Bordeaux at 4:50. Yesterday's trip
was 140 miles, the total from Paris to
Pau being about 1E0 miles.
IS SET FOR MARCH
,,-,,, , F,.h a Th trlaI !
5prlngnela, ill., teo. i. xne trial
i-emnerton ano ciars in me iur
niture scandal was reset for the first
week in March. The Jury had been'
secured and some testimony heard I
when the case was stopped by aj
death in Juror O'Brien's family pre-j
enting his presence.
OF DECADE ON
Montreal, Feb 3. This city has ex
perienced 16 hours of the worst bliz
zard in a decade. Railroads and street
car lines are blocked. Great suffering i
has been causod bv cold. The hosr.i-iits
tals and ioIire stations have been fill-.'
ed with hundreds severe! v frost bitten i
and a number of horses have perished
in the streets. i
Woman Suffrage Gains State. j
barramento, 'al.. Feb. 3. The
constitutional amendment providing
i , e;;dv
to 6. The amendment al-
r3c o tho cenato
: President Davila of Hon-
duras is in a Tight
U. S. WOULD MEDIATE
Offer Will Be Made to Bonilla,
Head of the Insurgent
Washington, Feb. 3. The govern
ment of President Davila, Honduras,
Lin the opinion of this government, is
tottering. Upon the arrival of Bo
nilla at Puerto Cortez, the United
states will tender its good offices to
the revolutionary commander in an ef
fort to bring about a cessation of in
ternal strife in Honduras.
President Davila already has inti
mated the friendly intervention of the
United States would be welcomed in
order to avert useless bloodshed. The
American government consequently
wall express its willingness to both
parties to exert Its good offices In the
reestablishing of peace.
The commander of the gunboat Ta
coma therefore will tender the media
tion of the United States to Bonilla
when he arrives at Puerta Cortez,
which has been evacuated by the gov
SPRING VALLEY TO VOTE
Feb. 14 Pate for Oommision Form
of Government Election.
Spring Valley, III., Feb. 3.
Judge Davis, on petition, has named
Feb. 14 as the day when a vote shall
be taken on the proposition for a
commission form of city government
The liquor interests are expected tc
fight against a change.
Calls Election in Hillsboro.
Hillsboro. 111.. Feb. 4. County
x t i t t-n i 1 1 j
election to be held on Feb. 14 to
vote on the adoption of the commis-'cal
slon form of government for Hills-'
Bloominoton Also Will Vote
Bloomington 111 Feb 3 Peti-!heId
tions asking for a vcte on the com -
mission form of government were i 'ounaera or me cuj, an rriends of
filed in the county court yesterday jGreeley.
and Judge Hall named March 14 as,
the date for the election. i WOULD HASTEN
NEW V0TEJPR0BE BEGUN j PARDON FOR WALSH
Scioto County. Ohio. Grand Jury E
amine politician. '
Portsmouth. O., Feb. 3. The Scioto
countv grand jury' yesterday had its
first interesting session since It began
Investigation of ballot corruption;
Sufficient evidence was shown to;
warrant the cnarge mat more vote sell-1
in? '"was done in the city at the last j
eiecuoa man in an or me rural cis-
Uriels thus far investigated.
borne of the precinct committeemen .
remained herore the jury for an hour
jor more. They axe believed to have
serats and republican candidates at the
i'i .iwfnn .
100 YEARS AGO
Celebrations Held at Various
Places on Great Editor's
NEWSPAPER MEN HONOR
.Leading Ceremonies Held at Am
hert, X. H- Greeley, Col., Sus
Amherst. X. H-. Feb. 3. The cen
tenary of the birth of Horace Greeley
was celebrated in this, his birthplace,
today. The staid old town of Am
herst made much of the occasion and
welcomed a host of guests who partici
pated in memorial exercises and made
pilgrimages to the rough, unpainted
farm house, stiil standing in the midst
of the rocky fields in the eastern part
of town, where Greeley was born and
where he passed his first 10 years.
XKWSPAI'ER MfiS THERE.
While the local authorities had the
celebration in charge, under the chair-
yr.anship of Rev. C. S. White, pastor of
the Congregational church, many
newspaper editors and writers from
various parts of the country were
present, and they contributed largely
to the program of the celebration. The
exercises were held in the town hall,
where the address of the day was de
livered by Albert E. Hillsbtiry of Boa
ton, former attorney general of Mas
sachusetts. I MARKED SITE.
Hillsbury was the first to mark an-'
propriately with a tablet the birth
place of Greeley. A tardy official me
morial has been provided for within
the past two days by vote of the state
legislature. Various reminders of
Greeley in the form of letters and pa
pers were produced at the exercises,
from which abstracts of an interesting
nature were read.
CELEBRATED IN NEW YORK.
New York, Feb. 3 The 100th anni
versary of the' birth of Horace Greeley
is being celebrated today In New York
city; Amherst, X. H., his birthplace,
and in Chappaqua. Xew York, where
the old Greeley farm is now occupied
by his daughter, Mrs. Gabrielle
AT fiREEI.EY, COI..
Greeiey. "Col , Feb. 3. This city
namui a ttav inrar :rack.v o n h
' founded by his associates as a practl- j
illustration of his "go west, young !
man," advice, suspended business to- j
A WINTER SERENADE I
day to observe the centenary of Gree-i ea ,r aiumy oi maiaua, ri-pua-.
lle" hirth. A big public meeting was,lnB lhe aPRregate expenditures which
an1 'here were exercises at the may be made under the terms of the
,6rhools with speeches by a number of I hill. After casting his vote be dis-
Attorney See lreilent and iH-rlare !
Former liankcr Is a Siet
Washington, Feb. 3. Marquis'
Eaton, attorney for John R. Walsh. ;
fQrmer Chicago banker, now in the
federal prison at Ieavenworth. K
today saw President Taft and asked1
him to expedite as much as pot-sible
the petition in Walsh's behalf ,.;
said the banker is a sick man. The:l',in from American ports to the '
Dresident informed Eaton the case ! sout hern half of South America, but
is now in the hand of the nsrdonithe substitute extended it to the Phil-
attorney of the department of Jus-
tice and it will be expedited as much 1
Vice President Breaks
Senate Tie and Passes
IS SQUEEZED THROUGH
Then Breaks Another Tie to
Obstruct Resolution for
Washington. Feb. 3. The amended
ship subsidy bill passed the senate yes
terday through the assistance of Vice
President Sherman, whose vote was
needed. The bill now goes to confer-
ence and may
be sent back to the
It was the first time in the history of i
i riA (rAVArn rvs rt l- a ttA Y-trf-b nroaMan t
of the United States exercised his con- j
stif utional prerogative of casting a ,
vote to break ties In connection with J
three successive roll calls in the sen-;
FORCED ADJOURNMENT. )
By the first of these votes he saved
from impending defeat the subsidy bill,
and by the third forced an adjournment
of the senate on a vote having direct ,
bearing on the resolution looking to'
the election of senators by direct vote j
The vote on the passage of the suh-lof
sidy bill, both in committee- of the
whole and in the senate proper, stood
1 anH -iu na, an,i i,.
39 ayes and 3a nays, and on adjourn
ment 37 ayes and 37 nays. On all
three occasions the vice president vot
ed in the affirmative.
NEW SEN A TORN ON HAM).
Another notable occurrence in con
nection with the vote on the subsidy
bill was the absence of the new demo-
Gree-Irra'lc senator from West Virginia,
Clarence Way land Watson, who hHtl
tflkon K ! a con arlv in the 1av a u t ha I
successor to Senator Flkins. Mr. Wat-
was in the senate chamber for
ony K few minutes during the fesMon.
and vo,e on onI ODfi ro11 cal1-
volP was ca6' on an amendment offer-
appearen anu ne un uvxi oaiioi
was taken Mr. Scott, his republican j
colleague, announced Mr. Watson's ah- j
pence, f-aying that he wa3 away "on j
TIIHKE HOI US' DKRtir. I
The final vote of the bill came after j
three hours of determined conflict over '
amen(1nlnti'- Apparently ih. re was no '
tieiieitu appiri laiiuu oi 'ne-t-narp ui- ,
vision which nfterward dev-tniH ur,A
.a hcIv the wni. -Sa n ,-,H
for the tie votes
accordance with ;he pre-
vious agretmeni me sunswy
1-1.1 , ... n ........ r-
loei -iic Bmme a i. - u e ie k on-
ator Gallinger presented a substitute
:for ,he entire measure as originally '
IEtrcdiiced. ire first bill granted ajieUgsy, is charged with the murder!
wun'y oniy io American nuiit ves:-.eiri.of the la'ttrs brother-in-law, (.out.t
ippinea, Japan. China and Australasia. 1
senator himmom was tne nrt speaK-,
ex iX Lti (Us to raLse Lis voice in oo-!
position. He delivered a set speech
directed against subsidies "in general
and in especial opposition to the Gal
OWKX 1 I.KITl'BE.
Before the final ballot on the bill
itself was reached there were two mild
sensations. One of the?e was caused
by Senator Owen of Oklahoma and the
other by Senator Gallinger, author of
and sponsor for the bill.
Asserting that the unanimous con
sent agreement, under which the sen
ate was proceeding, had been obtained
when only 15 or 10 senators were pres
ent, and, therefore, it should not. be
recognized, the Oklahoma senator pass
ed speedily to a general declaration
against the conduct of any business by
the present congress. He gave as his
reason for this position that men at
present in public life had been repudi
ated at the polls last November.
I "The only proper and becoming
' course which this senate and this con I
gress could pursue under the circum- j
stances." he said, "is to adjourn sine
die on the broad ground that they no!
longer have the moral or ethical right
to exercise the legislative powers of j
the people of the United States."
SMCTII IS HFIUKHD.
No reply was made to Mr. Owen, but
when Senator William Alden Smith of
Michigan announced his Intention to
cast his vote in opposition to the bill
j and at ,h Bamf ,,m p,a,ed ,nat no
helieved in diseriminatine duties in
favor of American vessels. Mr. Gal-
linger replied sharply:
' "I cannot understand." h said, "how
i any senator can square h's conscience
so as to favor discriminating duties as
against direct aid " j
Not even was any great general in-
Irrpst mmiifpfttPfl whon fit th laut th
verting began in committee of the whole
on the bill itself. As the roll call pro
cccnen ,t as recogn.ze,, ,nai tne vme;dad Juarez where a battle
was running very cIobc. hut the real j
situation was not grasped until the ' P6naing.
vice president s announcement or a
tie was made.
Coal Mines in Illinois Able to
Supply Twice the Pres
STATE BUREAU REPORTS
Shipping Mines Operated but
vPays Ist Vear lccrcse ii
Output for 1910.
Fprlngflold. 111.. Feb. 3. That the
present producing equipment or Illinois
coal mines is in advance of market rc -
quirements is the declaration of Sec
retary David Ross of the state !'ir :;ii
1 of labor statistics, who gave en; his
1010 report of the coal industry for the
state yesterday. He finds that one-half
of the mines of the 6tate operating on
a basis of full time could easily supply
the existing market.
According to Secretary Ross' report,
the output for the fiscal year was i,
717, S53 tons, or 443, S57 tons few- 'I an
the number taken out the year I
In the year all the mines . id!- ap-
pioAuimifiy a iuui cu m lue uuiu. the forre , r(.,K,rU.d elght miles
WORK 1T DAYS IN YEA II. I from I'lurez.
The shipping mines were operated I At ! this morning tho mayor of
but 179 days of the year. Of the ::f)0 Juarez ordered all plaecn of busl
shipping mines in operation, 22." of ness closed. American arid other for
them blast coal from the solid. The elgn flags were at once put out by fho
exclusively solid blasting mines em-j foreign residents. Th. consuls had
ployed 22.731 men and produced 25, 'not hud any notice of an attack TIih
(miO.000 tons. In the production of the .mayor declined to say w-hy be Iss'ted
coal there were exploded 1,000,000 kegs jthe closing ordr.
of powder. Seventeen men lo.-t their! city iu:i:in i;i.
lives on account of powder explosions ,.; p;,so. Texas. Feb. 3.-- Cludad
iiai.k M iikim i.k in low . 'luare, .across the river from here,
Des Moines, Iowa. Feb. 3. Because (Is practically depopulated, the reni-
an over-supply of coal, occasioned
j W ,he ml"! winter, the titie owners
bv the mild winte r, the mine owner
I ,n ,ne or .,101UeS nave put ,
I 'he mines on half schedule. No ,ro i
in rrice Is announced as yet.
OnilDPC nC DUDMC TDnilDI C -
UUUMUL Ul I I 1111 L I IIUUUUL
, , ,. . ,. ,. ...
llundred l.xtra tall for l-a i !
... . ,
Jin i ii a i .ai ii i tii.
Columbla, Mo. Feb. 3 Kvrry .leath j in mileH of Juarez. The I lib cv
and every birth in a small town causes airy wan t-etif out to dynarnlt" tb
approximately 300 extra telephone
calls, ai'cording to figures issueil here
by a telephone company. Tht calls
resulting from ihe births are more
trouble, Kays the reiort, because tli";
are limited to women and the 'onvcr
nation occupies much more lime than
in telling of a death.
FOR FAT FEES;
St feferhburg, Fe b. 3
' -- . .- .lnm, i
b as be-n the Koiaoiiini; of undc-Kirabiei i
relatives and enemies of thone who;
er,u!d t.av his fee. and whejse victim,
jt in Baid number 10 or more, told at
. . . . . ... . ;
texjay s session or tne tnai or now he
bWured Ws instrumeuM of death.
Pantehenka, In common with Count i
Uouturlin. heir to several mill ju. :
which, it is alleged, relassy coveted
for hi3 wife. Panic henko claims ho
w as under liipnotlc inflieence? of Do-tfor
i-y, no. uoeer, paia uiui iur ma-;
lius away with tne count, he said.
Mexican City, Across the
River From El Paso,
FEW LEFT TO DEFEND
Formal Notice of Attack on the
Way Natives Flee Into
Washington, Feb. 3. The
Mexican situation was consid-
j ered by the cabinet today and
as a result 11 additional troops
of cavalry have been ordered
!to the frontier to preserve neu
trality on the port of the Unit
ed States. Four troop3 will be
! rushed to El Paso, which i3
j across the border line from Ciu-
Kl Paso, Texas, Fob. 3 Abrim
Gonzales, provisional governor of Chi
huahua, says the rebel in the Ojlnngn
district under Sanchez have taken Co
Name. TK4 MI1.ITI4 HTIVB.
Austin. Tex., Feb. 3. Ilesldes order
ing the mlllti.i eomiiany at El 1'aso to
keep the peace Incidental to the revol
ution across the river, (kvernor Col
quitt today directed ihe adjutant gen
eral to Keep the several other com-
i panics In readiness for any emergen
ly that miv arise.
TOWN IIKM1K.I IX.
Kl Paso. Texas, Feb. ?.. With Ih
rebels advancing and the town com
pletely hemmed In Cludad Juarez, Mex
ico, must fall when th robels demand
Its surrender. Both railroads are cut
; and all wires are down. The defend-
jjnp f,,ro of federal troops is
j about .loo men.
It is ww reported that the town will
be taken lato this afternoon after tho
foreiuti consuls have had proper noti
fication of the attack.
MKiKNKlt ,CA ITCH Ell.
Consuls iji Juarez have not yet been
ndvlscd the town wlil be bombarded.
Tho revolutionists say their messen
ger with notices to the consuls was
captured yesterday and that another
j will coine in under a white fl;ig to
Iday. After notice Is delivered the at
tack must wait 12 hours, according to
th ot f
war, it Is said. Part of
dents having fled to this city In fear
of an attack from lnti rrer f o.
or an a, r ...
hran ti l.an
Mexican pOHtodiee flfld t O
ks 111 Juarez were Hom d
last niglit after all the money ami
records bad been brought h'-re for
i its, took desperate measures y s-
, V . ,' . . -
tei'dav to be k the approach of tlie.
iiiKiirrctctos. who were i-Itort d wllii-
tra' ks or the .Mexican c enrtiii rail
way, over wbih a train hi tra-'-
:ing northward toward Juarez, loaded
! w it b rob"'
H C CM t MINK,
Th'? train bearing h- Insurre u
'ran eiver a mine of dynamite, wbVi
leiploded. hat - r i ri g on" -f fb
jfhei. but It i i not. kri'twn Ju-t.
'how many persons were klli'd Tb-Ic-cial
pavter ,n the etiKine was blown
! tc p'eees. but the- engineer. hM-ipCi t-
i ing danger, leaped and wan only
jhlightly hurt. The engine pac; d
' ove r tbe c harge of e x pl:,i e-! and vi a
, not badly damaged.
TAFT WRITES TO
-Ar Ii !.Uhe:
" e oii'li'eou contuiucH ve ry e rl
Ileal, and It is saiel wt; he-rs at
;l)elile wem'el I et be siirprlseel
death at any moment. A " t r rroec
r ..i.e. Tf ..... . -..,.. Il-.1 luelav t.h
rrr.l'1'iii an - ' .t..v..v -.-
Find Ohio Lyncher Guilty.
Xewark. O. Ft-b. WIIMam
Kinley, a hop-keeper, yesiercjy
found guilty of nianmaugtjier in
ueKtiim with the lync hing here
July of Carl Etherlngfon
the "dry" Iciiiet:t
Me in thn evv
ro i t,i muu
leaders to h r