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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29, 1911. TEX PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
SIXTIETH YEAR. XO. 140.
TAFT, WHEN CHARGED WITH
URGING THE ELECTION OF
LORIMER, QUICKLY DENIES
MpTpIv tatH Hp HnnPfi'pot" party, told Landee to inform
J v I
Deadlock Would be
A I rtPIPU MAflC riflT" 1
MLUnllrl iilHUu UUnl ;
HiflGS Before Helm
Committee, Drags Rock
Islanders Into Case.
waBmnglon, luarcn ZV. A
prompt denial was made here
today by a friend of President
Taft of a report from Spring-, WashinKton- D. c.. in the spring of
field, 111., that Taft had joined; or, arjd that he conferred with S-na-with
Senator Aldrich in urging j (Continued on pg-e Eight.)
the election of Senator Lori- j
mer. Edward Hines, the Chi-j PAT VERSE FROM
cago lumberman, at the Lori
mer hearing in Springfield yes
terday, testified that Aldrich
had told him that Taft was
anxious that Lorimer should be
OXCE DENTED IT. j
It was Stated here today a :
similar report became current
last September and the presi -
dent then, in a letter to Illinois
friends, categorically denied r
the Statement. Friends of the! in refusing Mrs. Grannis permis
president Said today Taft had sio" to speak Bishop Doane quoted
, . j , ' from the bible. First Corinthians,
expressed a hope the deadlock 14:34; ..Jet your women kepp gi.
in IHinoi8 be broken and a sen- ' lence in the churches for it is not
ator elected, but that that was I permitted unto them to speak."
as far as he had gone,
today declined to
... . ,1
Hines' testimony. j
Kovf4 ioohw was rsED. !
Springfield. 111., March 29. H. II. j
Kohlsaat. publisher of the Chicapo 1
Record-Herald, told the senate In
vestigating committee today he knew
100.000 had been used to procure j
the election of Ixirimer to the sen-j
ate. He then refused to give the
committee the source of his infor
mation, notwithstanding the com
mittee haa power to imprison him :
because of his refusal. j
CHARCEU I'SED IW EDITOR! AX
When Kohlsaat was flmt called
to the stand he was asked where he
obtained his information on which '
he wrote an editorial saying 100.-! Dubuque. Iowa. March 29. A gigan
900 had been raised to elect Ixirl-! tic boulder, which had rolled from the
mer. Kohlsaat declined to answer ; blnff onto the track, caused a wreck
thls and a number of other questions
stating that he could not violate a
IS BKWSP.IPRR nri.E.
"Would you denounce any citizen
who takes the stand you have taken
here." asked Senator Burton.
"Any man who will violate a con
fidence ia not worth a tnap," re
plied Kohlsaat. '"I would not let
my court reporter violate a confi
dence. No newspaper man can vio
late a confidence. That is my code
The committee held an executive,
setuOpn at which Kohlsaat was pres- i
GITKR THRRR CIIAIVCKS.
The Mffle questions were again I
asked, bat he refused to answer. '
AVhen the doors were reopened he J
was given a third opportunity to
answer, but remained silent. Kolil-
. u aw v .. a A.l until TKn 4p '
with the admonition that he must
then answer the questions regarding
Tns kak VRornirr ii.
8ptinfleld. III., March
oountability for the
candidacy of ;
WillLam Lorimer for the Cnitd i
Btatfw eenatorshlp. and Impliedly
for his election thereto, was laid at
the door of President Taft yesterday
afternoon by Edward Hines. the first ;
ltseu before the Helm bribery i
committee. The Chicago millionaire
lumberman and boeotn friend o
Lorimer testified for the flrrt time;
since the numerous trials and in-;
qulries growing out of the Ijorimerj
He denied emphat'cally that he
had even so much as herd a sug
gestion of the use of money to
elect I-orimer; declared that his in
terest cs that of a friend and an
emissary of the administration st
Washington, and stated pos'tive'y
that he ha1 not visited Springfield
durin the seeslcn of the 16th gen
l.lM)ti: IX I I MK LIGHT.
Senaicr Frank A. Landee of Mc
Mne gave the committee two addi
tional Interesting H s ef Informa
tion th.r h?d net ycc been brought
out cull yesterday. One ?i thr.t
Jii:ches had assured h.'m It would be
otherv.ise to his Interest" ta vcte '
fcr Lorimer aside from the federal ,
ratrocarr- The othc" v s? tht ti:?
late Representative Charles Luke cT
i Nashville, wfco has been described
u s mem her nt th St.. T.rmi 'Mack-
Albert J. :
HoDkins that there were
ten rotes he could hare if he "didast 24 hours,
the right thing." Relative humidity at I p.m. 74, at
HrCBEi DEFIES COBRTTPTIOX. 7 a. m. 94.
! Another witness was John I. ' Nearly stationary stages in the Mis
I Hughes, a director in Lorimer's ; lppi will prevail from below Du
! bank and secretary of the senator's j ba1,3e to Muscatine,
j Federal Improvement company. Mr. J-M.SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
Hugbes a3so enterd a general dis-
claimer concerning corruption in j
connection with Lorlmer'a election. I
but he admitted that he bad worked -
early and late, up state and down, to ;
pain the toga for his friend. !
1 proDaDiy tamea to every mem-;
ber of the legislature." he said. "I !
visited some of them in their homes, j
But all I did was to discuss wun i
them the qualifications of Mr. Lorl-,
r . v t v. t.iki '
Ji , , " ' la j v,v
v. a? SJA t c a 1 o , uni uov A tjiiv
senator Lorinier to be one of the
greatest men in the world
TKI.l.S OF TRIP TO WAKHRCTOX.
1 TJinAn t net i tV)t 1 A Tl' ft J In
BIBLE HITS WOMEN
hop Refne to Permit One
SjKak in fathedral and
Abany. N. Y.. March 29. Bishop
William Croswell Doane refused to
..p Mrs Elizabeth b Grannis.;
. president of the National League for
the Promotion of Purity, to speakj
'in AH Saint' cathedral at the con-i
1 ipciiss : ri ins acii'iu, uisuuti ;
Baj(j that gave the league
the right to hold the convention in ;
tnp -"ai ne was unaer tne im-
rresslon that Rev. J. Aspinwal Mc-
Cualfr the xew York reformer, was
Th meeting of the leajrue will
be hf Id in New York, where Mrs.
Grannis will address it.
WRECK ON CENTRAL
Accident IIapjenln(r er Dubaque
Nearly Kent Train Into the
on the Illinois Central railroad near
here today when the Omaha flyer,
oastbound. ran into an obstruction
while traveling SO miles an hour. The
engine and mail car were wrecked and
Engineer Stearns of Waterloo serious
ly hurt. At the spot where the wreck
occurred the track runs along the bank
M ai in : 1 1 -l V. .1 KA I
ui iue m isBinei ypi iner, iuu uau
engine toppled in that direction the en-1
tire train would have plunged into the '
I tumor of Dismissal of Charges
Against llrfrrh Effectively Set
New York. March 29. Henry A.
nrlch will be called to plead in the
court of special sessions next Mon-.
day on the charge of assault upon
Booker T. Washington. Papers in i
the case were today filed with the'
higher court by the district attor-
ney. This action. It was commonly
understood among Washington's
friends, was taken to deny rumors :
that the prosecution would be i
PEARY RAISED TO
A REAR ADMIRAL
Washington. March 29. Comman-
j der Peary was today commissioned
civil engineer with the rank of rear j
admiral, in accordance with the act of
congrefs in the last session.
St. Louis. Mo.. March 29 The 2-(
?T - T"serger ra:e in Okuboma was
declared confiscatory, In eocSict with
?hc federal constitution, and held in- j
vtlid ty the United States circcit court
cf tppctls tcday. i
Forecast Till 7 P. M. Tomorrow for
Rock Island, Davenport, Moline
Ooody tonight ""itb the lowest tem
perature near the freezing point,
Thursday probably fair.
Temperature at 7 a. m. 30. Highest
yesterday 41. lowest last night 29.
Velocity of wind at 7 a- m., 5 mile
Precipitation .03 inch.
Stage of water 2.4, no change in
("From noon today to noon tomorrow.)
Son seta 6:17. ri.-es 5:43: moon rises
6:05 a. m.; 7:2D a. m.. extern time.
new moon with the sun in constella-
st. Louis Kidnaping Trial On.
St. Louis. March 2 9. The trial of
nnuara r. Dials 01 rscauaua. .mcu..
on the charge of kidnaping his son.
rung Macs ill., irom me nome 01
his former wife's relatives here, was
UNCOMFORTABLE POSITION FOR THE THIRD PARTY
begun yesterday. At the same time ;
Stack was cited to show cause on
April 3 why a writ of habeas cor-
, 1 1 1 J . V ,
nis rormer wue, suuum uut ue its" j
sued to compel him to surrender the. j
boy to the mother. Stack waived the I
reading of the Indictment in the kid-.
naping case and plead not guilty. j
NEW CABINET IS NAMED
A" Dul J1IW r" "t.
Arp tnM, j
Rome, March 23. Premier uiomti, j
who takes the portfolio of minister of
the interior, today announced the new
cabinet. All but three members of the
former ministry are retained. The new
lembers of National Commission Who De
cided Three-Eye Case
THOMAS J. LYNCH.
President National Leayae-
e "' j' '
Women Have Other Work
to do, Says Phoebe
TALK TO LEGISLATURE
Suffrage of Little Use Because
of Limitations and Lack of
Springfield. 111., March 20. Miss
j phoebe W. Cousins of Washington,
u. v.., in 5 'ramut, mc- m.
I nois legislature against woman's
, J . Is .a L I
; sunrage nere wua;, u"rU uci uvi"- j
; sition upon experiences extending 1
over a period of a quarter of a cen-
.,.rv hoth aa an advocate of woman
. . .
cu ffra anH aa on rfftk hnMar rTf
as United States marshal.
VAI.VK BI T TEMPORARY.
She declared woman suffrage "is
impracticable and of but temporary
va,ue tQ the wife and mother and
! of no permanent use to woman in
j the outside world, the chief objection
being the limitations wnich are
nerent In tne nature or woman, notn
by reason of motherhood and lack of
incentive, wnicn rnaironis woman in
the pursuit or punnc omce.
REFKRK.Ml I i IlTi:.
Springfield. 111., March 29. When
nepreseniaut e ncuunu s 0111 giving
councils of cities and villages power
to issue bonds to three-fifths the
debt limit without referreing to a
(Continued on Page Five.)
. . a? 1 " Aft j& r - -
, :m-mm . .r
NO EXTRA COST
TO RUN THE ARMY
Operations in Southwest Kept
Within Military Appro
priations. PEACE HOPE LESS STRONG
Mexican Inaurrectoe Expect JCegotla
tiona, If Opened to Come
Washington, March 29. President
Taft continued today to discuss t&e
Mexican situation with senators and
representatives. He talked the mat
ter over at some length with Senator
Warren, of Wyoming, chairman
th senate committee on military af-jof the Chicago Manuscript companv,
fairs. Warren stated the moTeraent ! charging the concern with pirating1
of troops would create very little, if; ,,..,..,, . I
any deficiency at all in the army ap- copyrighted theatrical productions, j
rropriations. Representative Foster,
i f Vermont, and Senator Jones, Wash
ington, declared they approved of all
'the president has done.
El Paso, March 29. L. Gutierre De
LAra, the former Los Angeles social
i ist reached here todav from the in -
- - - -
' tnrr.T tf Ttvirn UL'Viorf- until rfontl V
he was an insurrecto captain. He was
reported killed in the battle at Cacas
(Jrandes, but this proved untrue.
Rodney Gilbert, of Chicago, a news
paper man, returning from a trip to
the interior of Mesico in the insurrec-
I to country, was jailed by the Mexicans .
: in .laurez last night, but released'
tn-;after a ietentlon of several hours.
! Mil. I. HE I Mil IKUL
El Paso, Texas, .March 29. If any
i peace proposals are being formulated
i by the Mexican government, it is be-
lieved hv the Insurrecto iiinta here.
thf y w,,-, he d(-iivered in the form of
unofficial overtures to .Vadero, the in
surrecto president, with whom it Is in
timated the Mexican governnif-nt de
sires to deal direct. The insurrecto
junta here, however, doea not consider
BAN B. JOHNSON.
rrc.'idT.t Arnori-ari Iaj j.
ONE WING OF
the prospect particularly bright for Im
BRING CHARGE OF
Federal Officers Raid Chicago Man
uscript Company and Make
Chicago, March 29. Federal sec-
of ! ret service men today raided offices
tism gins, sienograpners, worKing j
in the offices, were subpoenaed, each (
with the manuscrips on which they
were working. Warrants were is-1
sued for Alexander Beyer, said to be i
owner of the company, and for his ,
TREATY WITH U. S.
Commerce and Navigation Pact Will
Be Signed by Representatives
Tokio. March 29. The privy council
today ratified the treaty of commerce , elertr,c pu9n blfton PCon,inK electrl
and navigation with the I'nited States, j flej n0fOre th firemen could reach
A signatory exchange will be made:tho rapitol pri(.e,.ss dofiiment,hnokB
April 4. and records stored In the assembly 11-
i brary were destroyed and other de
AND $50,000 MISSING
Messenger of Wells-Pnrgo Company
in Texas Irops Out of
El Paso, Texas. March 29. W.
Hawkins. Wclls-Fargo express mossen-' manuscripts that can never bo re
!gcr on the El Paso & Southwestern 1 I'la-ed, are also in the wreck.
I railway, has mysteriously disappeared: ()n a" "w 1",er ,,oor f 'hn nr,
'and officers of the companv state that :s"l'"" ,h" 'nage wrought wa.i
i $50,000 is alHo missing The money was Krf'at f'"1 U,e lo33 of dcu.nfiiU ir-
j being shipped from Hermosillo to Ma- j parable MISIXG
zatlan. ' . ,
I Four men are reported missing:
OF ST. LOUIS CLUB
Cleveland, Ohio, March 29. Mrs.
j Helen Hathaway Robison Ilritton, ' Ives which can he duplicated in
i niece of the late M. Stanley Robl-.the epen niarKet tod.ty. such duplica
tion, principal owner of the St. tio" ould cost. a cording to Stit'u
; Louis National league baseball club, i Commissioner of Education Draper.
and who inherited his stock, will be ' $l,foo,tii0. lint he Hays the value or
I the next president of the club, t-.hejher hooks and manuscripts, hecaus -i
announced here today. This, how-iof their being rarities, in priceless.
I .ever, probably will only be temporary)
! o rx A fi-.w itttA vti wtitiae f .Inotn it '
; . , !."...,. ...
- i k i ( 1 1 1 1 runt ii nil i(j ijiiiii in nr u i h-
. c?l.. ta i.tf iii.tKn
she will retain her interest in the
RUBBING IT IN ON
San Francisco, Cal.,
Ordered into court
Fighter Jack Johnson was agati
smtenceil to 2." days in jail. Tlii.s
action was taken to fores'all any
question of the 1:-Ra!ity of the or
Arrcsteil t Kansas 'ity fiive
light f'li a Murder.
Chicago. Marii 20. The Ch!eao
police today pr-j.-ared to xlradl,"
Aciililes I'aritarul;!.--. and wife, w 1 n up
on hein arrested ye;,if rday in Kan
sas City, Mo. confessed to the mar-l.-r
of a former hoarder in Chicauo.
f)i-U'Ctiv S pro',;'.!.iy wi! btitl? ilieiu
V1LL BE SHORT
Washing'on, iiauh 2: Th" piehi
ii nt does no! -xpert to b- fiii h's rne
ee to the extra R'tf ioii of ,-riie
iir til Saturday or Mon lay next. The
mrs-sage will he brief and cfnfiii' to
tne subject of ('ana ;:an rec.iproc: .
IRITISH OF ALL
Ixndon, .!arch 25 A ?ener-il com
n.itf'e to be mad? up of members of
ericmons of all parties is heir.g form
fl -Uh the object of RUpj.ort'.nt; i'r'fS
ident Taft'a aiiglo-Amtrican arbitra
I Chippewa Faiis. Wis., Mar'b 2D
!M. I. Iirabee, aed CO, a eii i.r o n
il irr.bcrtr.an, i dttd.
0 CAPITOL IS
RUINS BY FIRE
Loss of $5,000,000 and
GREAT LIBRARY GONE
Legislative Chamber and One
of Finest Stairways in the
Albany. X. Y., March 29. Fire
swept, smoke-strewn, and water
drenched. New York state's magnifi
cent $27,nort,ooo capltol stands thl
morning a partial wreck by flames
that started in the assembly library,
burned aw'ay the entire west wing and
did damage estimated at between
eight and ten million dollars before
the flames were controlled.
lUliRn KOI n HOl ll.
Fire was discovered at 2:45 a. m.
and raged more than four hours. It
f holi.vpit iIip flrx Rtarfoil hv a fused
partments were being threatened.
i'hk i-:i. !: uoiiki i.o.
The state library, containing fioo.ooo
volumes, among them the most valua
ble genealogical works in the I'ntted
States together with relics, as price
less documents, was partially destroy
ed. The assembly and senate libraries,
with their thousand of volumes of
A- ! law and code books, documents and
Al)b)lt and Fred Weylei-.
Thomas Itean, capitol al-
md an employe of the docu-
iii,r,HMMM) to iii i'i.ir i
Of the hooks on state library
Commissioner lraper nlim.itcl
f ti O t ttii, liiuiJ I T 4 1 , t ' 1 1 I 1 1 . i f m ami i.niihi.
, .,. ,
i if i yii in ?strtii iii;.ii n iiirii iii'j.n
lm ,.T . n . I t.--j ! 1 1. . . . I r 1 . I .. .! . . I
of two million dollars.
(.itiai i M( 4n hi ifi.
Th ! grand western staircase,
which wris regarded as one of th"
most bcauiiful in the world, occupied
the center of trie western wln and
consint'-d of an ltnnien.-'e douMo str'li-
March 29. way cf corsehili sandsto'ie elal)Oiat
today, I'li.e'iy carved. It was surmounted , ,i
t'a.'.eil ilome. which tn)ii tell. It may
hae to he rebuilt. Tie tstruetnre
was ( otiitneuceil In Man Ti 18SI and
toi.li fise and one half yearn to build.
llltKtK (II T AFKIII.
Half an hour al'itr the lire wan con
iIered under 'oiitr.il, limine nrol.e
out afre.-h In the celiini; of th- as
sembly chamber. Firemen fought tie
!ia,e fiom the ;air't above, but It
proved s( stuliboin that they bad
r-;M dillicultv in hi, ally coat i oil in1;
it. Though the tire li i 1 l.en pro
nrjiitK ed under (ouirol irindi- .f
caniiol, on tlur upper (!i;rs of lh west.
Ainu, was htil! a c.'iihin iu,jh of
'I.-uiif-H. At 1 o'clock flati.ei, hur:U
!ro;n wind')w:i on the north Hide open
itif liom tiie Kiirrel. tiiul Him lir'-riM-n
!iad a hard batf!.- ami an ett r,tne!y
daugeioiiH one befa'i.ji- of threa'eniri;;
lillMOVK O IIICM IC:( Dllllf.
It wi s fie- !oi d f- reii.o.i- all val-i
aili n ' or'l'i in f ' i r;r:', Jir rien iem
fi.il.'- at llili !irne to t d whei' r
not it.";, could J.'-eri the biao utji r
The 'nsemblv cha ncer In a w-"c
Stiepius of water are -m uni - ?
tl.e rieli ainlii-:- ' Cirp' ts, wliife
dehkn at d hairh are pib-d in helplest
coi.fuvlon. water dripping from the
cei'inj; t.u ev. ry article In th'; chau.
her. iti the enter f"ruri lies a larT
tirti;s cha nd-lier, Ik p snly smashed.
1 OVI-I IN NOII III Vllj.
( .':( .k'Mi ah',ridi on everv hand
!n tf, T-"r,n uin- '
poreflair; hloekB, the arches rlnti
?i;am and hare, with Meel raterH
stretched acroKH t!iem. The doors
been htr.a-hed in. hrwn nont
rche la.e cruinMed, and d'-vinu-tion
: en,anre,j ty Urij,if!K ceilings
and rivulets coursing over thi floor
ar.r, dcAn s'airways.
t oi'T mii rut.
Militiamen were pressed Into ser
vice to remove the records, re!ic
(Continued on Pags Eight)