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SIXTIETH YEAR. NO. 146.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5, 1911. TEN PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
NAMES OF MEN "HIGHER UP"
IN LORIMER'S ELECTION
C. S. Funk Told Editor
BIG MEN ARE INVOLVED
tr.rrl n u; i ,,mhnmnn
toward C. nines, Lumberman,
and Edward Tilton Han
dled the Cash.
Chicago, April 5. Edward
Hines today denied the story he
had solicited a fund to reim
burse those who, it alleged,
put up to secure Lorimer's
Chicago, April 5. President;
McCormick of the International i
Harvester company confirmed
Funk's statement that the !
Hines incident had been dis
cussed by officials of the International.
' any kind in the Chicago Tribune.
Springfield, 111., April 5. Funk said neither he nor his com-
H. H. Kohlsaat toda told the I,anv ave ny money for Lorimer's
. . . .. flection. The committee then went
bribery investigating commit-;into executive . session.
tee Clarence S. Funk, general: call more witnesses.
manager of the International! At the executive session the sub-
Harvester company, was the I pof"a1n f pe W,TT 7"
. -rr vi authorized. While no official infor-
jnan who informed Kohlsaat mation was given out it is reported
$100,000 was put up to elect ;
United States sena-
To the first question of Attorney
Jjealy, Kohlsaat Identified the telegram
pent by him to Chairman Helm, eaylng
his confidant- called at the Record
- , yBW I IS 1 . i . Kill
HeraW office and was willing to appear
before the committee.
"When I arrived at my office Clar
ence Funk called and told me he would
be less than a man If he held me to
my confidence," testified Kohlsaat.
Continulnp. he said Funk told him he
talked with Cyrus H. McCormick. pres.
dent of the company, and he approved
f the proixwal to release Kohlsaat.
KtrjTK WAS TOU1.
"I met Funk 30 days after the con
fession of White," said Kohlsaat. "He
)did not peek me out at all. Funk told
Die the man who came to him told fclrn
they had am opportunity eo elect Lori
mer with a fund of $100,000. They
eent it down, and F"nnk told me they
were looking for reimbursement."
BRINGS ITS HINKS.
Funk was the next witness called
3ie said his attention was called to a
conversation with Kdward C. Hines
ehortly after Lorimer's election. Wit
ness said the conversation took place
In the I'nion league club.
"Hines said to me," said Fund.
'well, we put Lortmor over, but it
cost us $100,000 to do it.' He said. 'We
Had to act quicKiy, so mat it recaine ; home, which was mysteriously de
. necessary for us to put up the money. I gtroyed by fire early Monday morn
"ow we are seeing some of our friends ! jng. Marks on his head lead the
o get It fixed up
"He gave me to understand they
wanted to he reimbursed, and I asked
him why he came to ns. and he said: j
" You are as interested as any one !
Sn having the right kind of a man in
"I told htm we would have nothing
to do with it. He said be conld only go
to big people, and wanted $10,000 from
each of ten.
"He left me and told me to think it
CITES ANOTHER XAME.
"Whom did he say they were to send
the money to?" asked Attorney Healy.
Punk did not want to answer, because
;he said he had no evidence. The chair
man of the committee ruled Funk must
"Edward Tflden, connected with the
stock yards at Chlago. Is the man to
whom I was told to send the money."
"Was anything said of Tilden col
lectlng the fund?" Funk was asked,
and answered "No." No other names
were used, be said, and the names of ,
contributors were not mentioned. i
AFTERWARD DEMEIl. j
Funk said he told Hines his company j
would not contribute and that Presl- j
dent McCormick approved his action, j
Funk said that after the Reo i
crd - Herald editorial . appeared. '
Hines called upon fclm to t
refresh hs memory. "Hines." he said, Toledo. Ohio. April 8. The People's
" denied he had tried to get money i Portland Cement company, capitallxed
Xrcm me and said he talked of money j at $2,500,000, with general offices in
calr in a general way." Chicago, was rlaced in tee hands of a
wax ted to save KOHi.SAAT. receiver upon petition cf Charles L.
Funk said he was certain Klnes Wagrer. member of the board of dtrec-L-f
net tcld Ue the name cf any j tcrs. It is charged the company is !n
ccntributor to the fund. He said he I solvent and has no mean of meeting
never had any dlQcu'.ty with Hines jits outstanding indebtedness.
UT AT SPRIKGFIELI
Forecast Till 7 P. M. Tomorrow for
Rock Island, Davenport, Mollne
Cloudy and probably unsettled to
night and Thursday, not much
change in temperature. The tem
perature tonight will be near the
Temperature at 7 a. m. 35
yesterday 3 6, loweBt last
Velocity of wind at 7 a. m. 11
miles per hour.
! Relative humidity at 7 p. m. 99,
,at 7 a. m. ss.
Stage of water 3.2, a rise of .4
in last 24 hours.
Slowly rising: stapes in the Miss
issippi will prevail from below Du
buque to Muscatine.
J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster
j ASTRONOMICAL EVENT8.
(From noon today to noon tomorrow.)
Sun sets 6:25, rises 5:31; moon sets
2a. m.; moon farthest north or high
' est; Asteroid Juno (diameter 120
; miles), at opposition, nearest earth, ris
j ing 6:10 p. m.. setting 6:35 a. m.; 5:24
a. m.. moon In conjunction with plan-
et Neptune, passing from west to east
and had no antagonistic feeling to-
w"dB htm- ,
; to see my friend Kohlsaat go to
jail." testified Funk. Funk said he
knew Lorimer only slightly. He said
C. H. McCormick had no Interest of
both Tilden and McCormick will be
I caue-a. ine committee aajourneu
for one week.
SKWTK HE1.PS PROBE.
Springfield, 111., April 5. The sen-
;ate tojav by unanimous vote passed a
bill appropriating $15,000 for the ex
penses of the committee investigating
COL. T0WNSEWU ON
Washington, April 5. The president
today sent to the senate a number of
rominations, including Colonel Curtis
McD. Town send, corps of engineers, U.
S. A., as member of the Mississippi
STEAM FITTER IS WOUNDED
More Rlood Spilled In Jurisdictional
Uuion Fight jt Chicago.
Chicago, April 6. C. A. Ramler, a
steamfitter. was today shot and ser
iously wounded by two unknown men,
who escaped. The shooting is said
to be an incident of the jurisdictional
fight between the Steamfltters' and
Murdered and House Burned.
Harrisburg, 111., April 6. The
charred remains of John Mitcheum, a
well-to-do bachelor at Carrier Mills,
ill., were found in the ashes of his
authorities to believe that he was
murdered and robbed some time
Tuesday night and the building set
on fire to cover up the crime. No
one has been arrested.
Rector to Keokuk, Iowa.
Keokuk, Iowa, April 8. Rev.
John C. Sage, rector of St, John's
Episcopal church of Dubnque. has
accepted a call from St. John's t
Keokuk. He will come June 1 fill
ing the vacancy made by the resig
nation of Rev. R. C. McEllwain, who
has been rector here continuously
for 41 years.
Bay State Suffragists Lose.
Boston. April 5. The Massachu- j Rhpad of Charl s. Harris, a prom
setts house of representatives re- ,nent member of the Knox COUDty
Jected the bill granting suffrage to bar who entered the late.
women late yesterday by roting 161 Another surpr,Be was the election
xo 5 3 cot to inosniote sum a diii
for the adverse report of the com
mittee on constitutional amendments.
Last year the vote against a similar
bHL was 148 to 47.
Mayor Schnepp Again Chosen;
at Springfield by Large
L0RIMER FRIENDS LOSERS
E. X. Woodruff Triumphs at Peoria.
Being Returned as Mayor
Springfield, 111., April 5. Spring
field held its first election yesterday
wfiFllVSS ume Le;
j campaign was Lorimerlsm, and the
j anti-Lorimer forces swept everything
i before them.
j Mayor John Schnepp, democrat.
who was Indorsed by the reform ele
ment, defeated Roy M. Seeley by
a vote of 6,109 to 3.6S2. with one
precinct yet to hear from. The com
missioners elected are George E.
Coe, Willis' Spaulding. H. B. David
son and Frank M. Hamilton.
In the commission fight the re-
The Farmer Gosh, blame it!
plowin' in peace.
form element scattered its vote
among five candidates and the Lor
imer element centered on three men.
Hamilton is the only commissioner
who did not receive the anti-Lorimer
indorsement, and he denies al
legiance to the local Lorimer fol
lowing. Peoria, III., April 5. The present !
mayor of Peoria, E. N. Woodruff,
republican, was reelected over Thom
as N. Gorman, democrat, by a ma
jority of 1,500. Owing to rainy
weather only 75 per cent of the vote
was polled. Gorman charged fraud
in one precinct and bad eight war
rants issued for illegal voting. Frank
Fox. the present police magistrate,
was defeated by loo votes. He was
SOCIALIST MAKE! GOOD RUlf.
Tit A J 1 !
utvie.ourB. u.. Aym o. udb ur-
prise or me election was tne Brrengin
John J. Sjodine, socialist candidate
for mayor, displayed against Mayor !
sanaerson. up ror reelection. ine
socialist vote In this city usually Is t
about 160 but yesterday it ran up
to 1,200 for Sjodine. Sanderson was
J elected by 500 plurality.
Sjodine ran several hundred rotes
of Will Boutelle as city treasurer, de
feating Mart Sandberg by 175 votes.
Boutelle entered the race last Thurs
day. Ben Huff was reelected city
clerk and Lyman Wilson city attor
ney. ATn-GtMBI.nfl FIGHT WTNS.
Qulney, 111.. April 5. John F.
Garner, republican, was elected may
or by 650 majority over John A.
Steinbach. democrat, who has been
mayor for 10 years. The Issue prin-
clpally was on closing up gambling
houses and a tighter lid. The re- j
publicans also Rain one member of !
council, electing Frank Boiles alder -
man in the Seventh ward.
democrats wm ix frf.eport.
ficr.i7re"s r e C. J DittmarTdem-
ocrat. for mayor. 2,113: Paul F.
Schreyer, republican. 1,812. Schrey-
er was the personal candidate of
Mayor Rawlelgh. his business part-i
(Continued on Pare Ten.)
Elected. for Fifth Term as
Head of Chicago Government.
PLURALITY IS 17,082
Victory for Democrats General
Al Tearney Wins for
Alderman in Third.
Chicago, April 5. The election of
Carter H. Harrison, democrat, as
mayor of Chicago yesterday and the
increased democratic membership in
the council. will not. it is said,
change the plan of non-partisan or-
Now that these aviation meets have
ganization of committees which it
nas maintained ror many years.
Harrison says that, inasmuch as he,au-18 "' "l " '""'J"
. ., ..... I first are republicans. Each of the
is personally responsible for the con-jthree ,-ndor6ed by the Munlclpai
duct of the various departments, he j Voters league.
will name as heads the men he con- The fourth defeated alderman,
aiders his personal friends, and that
there will be an entirely new list of
some fat jobs,
There are about 50 heads of de
partments with salaries ranging
from $1,500 to $10,000 a year. The
mayor's own salary is $18,000 a yeajf,
the largest paid by any city in the
BY FAIR MAJORITY.
Chicago, April 6. Carter H. Har-
rison was elected yesterday for his
j fifth term as mayor of Chicago. He
wn by a plurality of 17.082 over
Charles E. Merriam. his republican
ciinlng to Harrison's stirrups, the
rest of the democratic city ticket)
rode to triumph. Henry Stuckart j
was elected citv treasurer: Francis
Connery was reelected city clerk.
A I.I, RECORDS SMASHED.
A record-breaking vote demon
strated the interest taken by the
electors in the contest, which for
intensity and complexity eclipsed all
other mayoralty campaigns in Chi
cago's history. Despite a contin
uous drizzle that made miserable
j election weather, more than 85 per
i cent of the registered voters turned
out to the polls. The total vote ran
over 365,000, smashing all records appointed United States minister to
for a Chicago mayoralty election. Portugal, yesterday called upon Seo-fatt-ED
IX independent wards, j retary of State Knox to receive his
Merriam failed to develop the j credentials and Instructions. He
strength his campaign managers ' left today for Lisbon. He has been
looked for in the independent wards, j instructed to conduct business with
Or rather. Harrison ran stronger in tDe officials of the new republic as
the independent sections than his j representing the de facto govern-
were expecting. Theiment or ine country. mis appomt-
four times" mavor. now "five times" '
i . vi- !
surprise en u. own man- j
er lue 6"url" vl weu ue maae
? Precinct after precinct
in Hyde i
a v - iuq a a - j j u i irv as
the Merriam forces expected to gain
headway enough to handicapHarri-1
son for the rest of the racing.
, Party lines were rent asunder In :
i most parts of the city.
This - was 1
by virtue of the factional fights that
raffed wlth'n the ramnafpn On hoth :
i sides the tickets were slashed, nntll
Mayor of Chicago
For the Fifth Time
J r - - fci
f: - if
CuLBTKB E. HATtltlSOH.
the election was approximately put
on a non-partisan basis.
changes ix corsriu
Four present members of the city
council were defeated.
Three of the number Milton J.
started a man can't do his spring
Foreman of the Third ward, Arthur
W. Fulton of the Thirteenth and
I 171 . AJ it rr t m i r
Jonn s- arK r tne inirty-tirth, is
a democrat. Clark was severely con
demned by the. league, while his vic
torious opponent, Irwin R. Hazen,
TEARNEY BESTS FOREMAN.
Alderman Foreman, who for sev
eral years has been one of the lead
ers of the council and has figured
as chairman of the local transpor
tation committee, was downed by
Albert R. Tearney, president, of the
Three-Eye Baseball league and pro
prietor of a saloon In the ward.
Ettelson-Schuyler republicans, who
j for years have fought Foreman, had
an independent candidate in the
field, but they turned the most of
their strength to Tearney. Tear-
I ney's plurality was 1,325
Alderman Fulton was beaten by
Thomas J. Ahern. democrat, by a
nlnralitv of 739 P-.,itfn fn.,D-h.
by the police because of
against salary increases.
B0UTELL GOES TO LISBON
Cliiragoan Gets Credential and In
' st ructions From Secretary Knox.
Washington, April 5. Henry
Sherman Boutell of Chicago, former
representative in congTess from the
Ninth Illinois district and recently
ment does not mean the recognition
ff tha T-on ii It 1 i TX" V, I r Vi mtll iffifa,.
"7 ' " r
MURDER WITNESS BARRED
Xot Allowed ,o Testify in Garner
Trial at Danville, III
Danville, 111., April 5. W
Coates. the most important witness
for the state in the trial of Fred
fismar fnr the .nrriar nf r, nDi'ha n.tal1r Mnmumiii tmm
Cochran was not allowed to testify 1
PEOPLE DEMAND QUICK
ACTION ON RECIPROCITY
WITH CANADA, SAYS TAFT
when placed on the stand yesterday
concerning the alleged attempt of
State Representative W. P. HoladayJHiS MeSSaQe tO COIl-
to bribe him to leave the state j
or the assault committed on
him Sunday night. The court ruled
It was inadmissible unless it could
be proven that the defendant had
knowledge of it. Coates testified he
saw Garner meet Mrs. Cochran Oct.
27 on the street and heard him say:
"Now, don't you go back on me
again," and she replied. "I'll meet
you at the place." This was on the
afternoon preceding the murder,
"When arrested Garner denied know-
ing the woman or ever having met
her. Several witnesses described
finding the body and its condition.
DIAZ MUST QUIT
Madero, Mexican Insurgent
Leader, Reiterates For
NO PEACE TILL THEN
Confident That, After Cabinet Change
Has Been Made, Victory Will
Madero's camp near Chihuahua, j this message upon deference to pop
Mexico, April 5. A declaration thatlllar sentiment and duty to the great
all talk of peace is futile so long as masses f the American people. The
M , . message follows:
President Diaz refuses to resign and . ,,. . , ,
To the senate and house of repre-
that the recent cabinet changes at sentatlves I transmitted to the 61st
Mexico City have served only to con- j congress, on January 26 last, the text
vince the insurrectos of their ultl-j' tne reciprocity trade agreement
mate success, was made by Fran-whlch lmd negotiated under my direc-
t x.o.a nrHDlnai tlon by the secretary of state with the
ident, in an Interview in his camp
The interview was an amplifica
tion of one which he gave out a
few days ago. Madero declared he
was confident of "the final triumph
of arms in the overthrow of Diaz."
In all northern Mexico, he said,
the insurrecto movement was
nnreadine. until now the federal
troops were confined to the garrison
towns, "at which the insurrectos are
preparing to strike a decisive blow."
Referring to his father and Gus
tavo A. Madero,- his brother, who
were reported to have initiated peace
negotiations with Minister de la Bar
ra, with a view of ending the war,
the Insurrectionary president inti
mated strongly that they had no
authority to act for htm, and that
he would not accept any proposals
which were not addressed directly
either to him or to Dr. Vasquez
Gomez, his confidential agent in the
AMERICA SHOT FROM AMBCSH.
Washington April 5. George
Creichfield, an American, was shot
from ambush at his ranch near Tux
tam. Mexico, and probably fatally
wounded, according to a telegram re
ceived by the state department from
United States Consul Miller at Tam
pico. The department ordered the
consul to make a thorough investi
gation. The consul's message said
that Mr. Creichfield was a citizen of
New Jersey, and recently was a can
didate for congress on the republi
can ticket In that state. Creich
field is 51 years old and a native and
former citizen of Illinois.
CANADA ALSO PROSPERS
Minister 'Fielding Reports Rcconl
Year in Dominion's Finances.
Ottawa, Ont., April 5. In his
budget speech to parliament yester
day Finance Minister Fielding stated
that Canada's revenue during the
year Just closed was $ 1 1 7,100,000
and that there was a surplus of
$30,500,000 from rev-uue over cur
"The reserve and rurplu.-. are the
greatest on record for Cinadi." sail
Mr. Fielding, "and the are a ia'r
indication of the prosperous condi
tions prevailing throughout the Do
minion." Tut Iff :han??e3 to id lust the Brit-
ish preference to the reciprocity
agreement with the I nlted btates
had been expected, but Mr. Fielding
sa.id nothing on the subject.
Hero Fund for Sweden.
Stockholm. April 5. Andrew Carne
gie has donated $230,000 for a hero
fund for Sweden, it is announced to
day. CONG. BERGER,
Washington, April 5. A resolution
asking the withdrawal of the United
States army from the Mexican border
and for the submission to congress by
the president of all papers bearing on
fbe Mexican situation was Introduced
in the house today by Victor Berger,
gress is Short and to
! q CUT I M rilT lf
! O til I I 111 til lb
Felt His Duty Required Sum
moning of Extra Session
to Avoid Delay.
Washington, April 5. The senate
was in Bession only 25 minutes today.
The only business transacted was the
reading of the president's message,
and its reference to the finance com
mittee. The fight in the house over
the new rules was interrupted to per
mit the reading of the president's
message. It was referred to the com
mittee on ways and means.
YIELDS TO SETTIMKST.
President Taft's message urged ear
ly action on the reciprocity agreement
with Canada. He stated that he based
representatives of the Dominion of
Canada. This agreement was the con
summation of earnest effort, extend
ing over a period of nearly a year, on
the part of both governments to effect
a trade arrangement which, supple
menting as it did the amicable settle
ment of various questions of a diplo
matic and political character that had
reacneu, woum mutually promote
; commerce and would strengthen tho
friendly relations now existing.
rEOrLB WELCOME IT.
The agreement In Its intent and in
the terms was purely economic and
commercial. WhWe the general sub
ject was tinder discussion by the com
missioners I felt assured that the sen
timent of the people of the United
States was such that they would wel
come a measure which would result in
the increase of trade on both sides of
the boundary line, would open up tho
reserve productive resources of Can
ada to the great mass of our own con
sumers on advantageous conditions,
and at the name time offer a broader
outlet for the excess products of our
farms and many of our Industries. De
tails regarding a negotiation of this
kind necessary could not be made
public while the conferences were
pending. When, however, the full text
of the agreement, accompanying cor
respondence and data explaining both
its purpose and its scope became
known to the people through the mes
sage transmitted to congress, it wa
immediately apparent that the ripened
fruits of the careful labors of the com
missioners met with widespread ap
proval. This approval has been
strengthened by farther considera' ion
of the terms of the agreement In all
t heir particulars. The .volume of
support which has developed shows
that its broadly national ncope is fully
appreciated and Is responsive to the
HOI ME CONFIRMED.
The house of reptejjentailves of the
'Jlst congress after the full text of tii
arrangement with all the details In r
gard to the diffeKTit provisions ha.?
been before It, as they were bofnrn
the American people, passed a bill con
firming the agreement as negotiated
end as transmitted to congresw. This
measure failed of action in the sen
In rny transmitting message of
the 20th of January. I. fully set forth
the character of the agreement, and
f rnphaslzed Its appropriateness and
, necessity as a response to the mutual
needs of the people of th two coun
tries, as well as Its common advan
tages. I now lay that message, and
the reciprocity trade agreement, as part
f f the present message before the 6d
congress, and again Invite earnest at
tention to the consideration thertin
UK A SON FOR II A SI K.
I am constrained In deference to
popular sentiment and with a realiz
Ing sense of my duty to the great
maw of our people whoae. welfare I.
involved, to urge upon your consid
eration early action on this agree
ment. In concluding the negotiation?
the representatives of the two coun
tries bound themselves to nse their ut
most efforts to bring about the tariff
changes provided for in the agree
ment by concurrent legislation at
Washington and Ottawa. I have ielt
it my duty, therefore, not to acqui
esce In relegation of action until the
opening of the congress in December,
but to use my constitutional preroga
tive and convoke the 62d congress in
extra session In order that there shall
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