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SIXTIETH YEAR. NO. 164
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26- 1911-
PRICE TWO CENTS.
IS PUT UP TO
Chairman Demands Pun
ishment of Three for
ARGUMENTS ARE ON
Attorney for Tilden
Springfield. 111.. April 26. In the
eenate this morning chairman Helm
moved that the bribery committee's
report be adopted. Attorneys for
Tilden. Cummings, and Benedict
were present. Attorney Healy of the
bribery committee, opened the argu
ments. He referred to witnesses
failing to respond to the committee's
He quoted statutes showing the
authority of t he senate In the mat
ter and the decisions upholding these
statutes. He referred to the provi
sions of the federal constitution and
the bill of rights of Illinois giving
witnesses Immunity from unreason
able search and seizure and declared
the committee had no intention to vi
olate the&e guarantees.
Judge Sears, of Chicago, repre
senting Tilden. Benedict, and Cum-
mings, followed Healy. Sears de-,
clared the committee report was par
tial and misleading and could, there
fore, not be passed upon intelligent
ly by the senate.
SEVER REFrSED TO TALK.
Sears declared Tilden never re
fused to take the stand and is now
ready to testify before the commit
tee. He contended Tilden felt be
had a constitutional right to refuse
to turn ever to the committee his
cfflM 'rnet'alBJf aioajwenrTa-
pers. Still, he said. Tildwas will
ing that one member of the commit
tee examine these matters.
FCWK'S TALE "GOSSIP."
Sears branded Funk's testimony
aa a lot of gossip. "What Tilden said
on the witness gtand." said Sears,
"was gospel truth. WEat Funk said
was merely gossip." The senate
took a recess until 2 this afternoon.
ROT PROPEHLV SIGNED.
All subpoenas issued by bribery
committee have been signed by
Chairman Helm. The state rules, it
is now fliwovered, direct that the
subpoenas be signed by the presi
dent of the senate. Judge Sears will
probably bring out this point when
he resumes his argument.
TWO STAR W IT3iESiES.
Springfield. 111.. April 26 W. II.
Cook, an official of the Virginia and
Rainey Lake Lumber company of Du
luth, Minn., and C. F. Wiehe, brother-in-law
of the Edward Hines. were the
star witnesses before the senate brib
ery investisatinK committee yesterday.
Wiehe admitted in his testimony that
Hines sent him on a midnight mission !
!o the Grand Pacific hotel in Chicago i, v-inA , . . .
, , . f friends read the scripture from a
to have Cook and W llham O Brien, au..n, j;,t t .v t.-;
, ' I first edition of the King James ver-
other Minnesota lumberman, evade;
Cook county process servers at the i
time the Lorimer scandal first became)
public in May, 1910. j
follow f.d iook.
Wiebe's testimony followed that of !
Cook. Cook had declared that he was'
in a room at the Grand Pacific hotel in j
Chicago May 195. with William .
O'Brien and Edward Hines. when Hines j
telephoned to some one called "Gover- j
nor" at Springfield. Cook said that
Hires telephoned to the "governor'
that he (Hines) was ready to take Hie ' cellor of New York university to sue
next train to Springfield with all the -reed the Rev. Dr. Henry Mitchell Mac-
money neccessary to effect Lorimcr's
election. The election occurred later
on that day. ,
M. B. Coan. investigating for the
committee. testified that William :
O'Brien in Duluth within the past week
bad told him practically the same story
as Cook, only differing in th'at O'Brien
got the impression that former Gover
nor Richard Yates was on the Spring
field end of the telephone when Hines
wa6 talking. Wiehe on. cross examina
tion testified that Hines was with
O Brien and Cook at the Grand Pacific !
lotel on the date named.
GO KRXOHS DEM .
Following the testimony both Gover
nor Deneen and former Governor Yates
denied that either had ever had any
such conversation with Hines as that
related by Cook.
Wiehe sa'id that although he was not
present in the room when Hines got
the Scringfield call, he believed Hines i
talked w ith William Lorimer from the '
Wiehe testified that on May 2. 1509,
Hines returned to Chicago from Wash
ington at S::0 o'clock in .the morning
and went e.:rert to the Continental and
Commercial 'National bank. Wiehe
said tit: he arranged for Hmes toitiocs be instituted against all persons
meet Cook and O'Brien at the Grand 'shown to have committed bribery.
Forecast Till 7 P. M. Tomorrow for
Rock Island, Davenport, Mot las
tn settled, wtth showers tonight or
Thursday. Not much change in tem
perature. Temperature it 7 a. m., 48. Highest
yesterday. 64; lowest tost night, 46.
Velocity of wind at 7 a. m-, 8 miles
Stage of water, 8.3; no change In
last 24 hours.
Relative humidity, at 7 p. m. 34, at 7
a. m. 65.
Only sligM changes In the Missis
sippi will occur from below Dubuque
J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
(Fzonvcean today to noon tomorrow.)
Sun seta CT, rises 4:59; moon rises
Pacific hotel at 11 o'clock for a busi
Wiehe said that he knew that Hines
had made a number of telephone calls
to Springfield on that day.
WASTED FIGHT SETTLED.
Wlehe was allowed to question Cook.
He charged Cook with trying to black
mail Hines and the Weyerhaeuser lum
Cook admitted that he had sent a let
ter to the head of the Weyerhaeuser j
concerns and also to Hines, in which
he threatened to tell what he knew of
the Lorimer matter, unless they settled
a fight among the stockholders of the
Virginia & Rainy Lake Lumber com
pany. WORD FROM KING
George of England Congratu
lates Americans on Com
AT BIBLE CELEBRATION
w-, Kn,i. Mpmp. Too.
and Oiurch leaders Talk at
ew York Meeting.
New York, April 26. Letters from
King George of England and President
Taft were read at Carnegie hall last
night at a gathering in celebration of
the SOOth anniversary of the publica
tion ofTJrg-KtuK -Jgnma veFsien-of the L
English bible. The king congratu
lated the people in this country on
"their share in this, our common her
itage," and President Taft wrote that
the "bible's spirit has influenced Am
erican Ideals in life and laws and gov
ernment." READ KING'S LETTER.
James Bryce. the British ambassa
dor, read the king's letter and deliv
ered an address.
The Rt. Rev. David H. Greer.bishop
of the Episcopal diocese of New York,
presided at the meeting, which was
held under the auspices of the Amer
ican Bible society.
Bishop Greer in his address said:
"The publication of the bible, the
300th anniversary of which we are
assembled here to celebrate, was not
only a great literary event; it was also
a great moral and religious event. It
liberated the people of the Anglo
Saxon races from superstitious fears."
FIRT EDITION BIBLE I SKD.
When the bishop had concluded the
audience, led by a chorus of ion men
and women, sang. "How Firm a Foun-
eion, printed in 1611, one of tTp irt-as-ures
of the American Bible society's
DR. . E. BROWN CHOSEN
l. S. '!tinti.iotier of Education
i liancollor of New York Cniversity
New York, April 20. Dr. Elmer
Ellsworth Brown of Washington
United States commissioner of edura-
i ion. w as appointed yesterday clian-
The appointment was announced by
the university council last night after
an executive session at which the re- i
pott of a subcommittee recommending j
Dr. Brown was adopted.
Madsion. Wis., April 26. The
Stephenson senatorial election report
was brought before the legislature to
day In the form of a substitute resolu
tion in place of that originally Intro
duced, and is presented by the senate
Judiciary committee. The resolution,
in addition to the recommendations of
the senate investigating committee,
requests the United States senate to
investigate the election of Stephenson.
The resolution recommends concurring
in the findings of the senate commit
tee, and recommends that prosecu-
DR. HYDE IS
Alleged Poisoner of Swope
Freed on Habeas
BAIL IS MADE $50,000
Judges Decide That There Is
Reasonable Doubt of '
Kansas City. Mo., April 26. Dr.
Hyde, under life sentence for the mur
der of Colonel Swope, was released
from jail today on a writ of habeas cor
pus. In opinion of the court en banc
the majority of evidence on which
A number of our het little last-session representatives and senators will
Hyde was convicted was circumstantial .advisory vote on candidates for United
and here was reasonable doubt of the j States senator. This is modeled after
prisoner's guilt. the Oregon system.
revoking ok HOND cited. The other amends-section 29 of the
The opinion today also takes into ' primary election law to conform with
consideration the fact that Judge I.at-jthe Oregon system of electing United
shaw, trial judge, had once admitted' States senators. It provides that the.
Hyde to bond. This bond was revoked j legislature shall elect to the United
during the trial of the case by I.atshaw .States senate a candidate who has re
and Hyde committed to jail. After the iceived the highest vote at the primary
reading of the decision the bail of
Hyde was set at $50,0o0.
TO SET DtTK FOR RETRIAL.
Next Monday Hyde will appear in the
criminal coure here and a aate for bis
next trial will be set.
STRIKE ON GREAT
LAKES NEAR END?
Keported Agreement Is Near in Con"
test That Has Been on .
for Three Years.
Buffalo. N. Y., April 26. The strike!
on the great lakes, maintained for option of reentering pension fund sys
the last three years and involving be-j terns and sharing in the benefits. The
tween R."0 and lOion men. may bejother provides that all monty deduct
declared off witnin tne next iwojed from teachers salaries aa forfei
Several secret meetings have been
held here and a local leader is auth-
orify for the statement that a definite
plan has been agreed upon by one of j
the associations in the strike, and that I
an annuoncement from the grand offi
cers will be forthcoming within 10
days. There is said to be much dis
satisfaction among the men over the
A RECORD HIGH BUILDING
New York Is to Have Structure of
New York, April 26. Plans were
filed here yesterday by the Broadway
Park Place company for the construc
tion at Broadway and Park place of
the highest building In the world.
From the curb to the apex of the
tower It will stand 750 feet. There
will be SO stories la the main building
and an additional 25 in the tower, 65
stories In all.
The highest building in the world
now Is the Metropolitan, 700 feet S
inches, and the second highest tue
Singer, 612 feet. The Eiffel tower, a
skeleton steel building. Is cot reck-
toned u a building. i
AT 55 PER CENT
Illinois House Passss Recall
Amendment to Commis
sion Form Act.
OTHER CHANGES ARE MADE
Upper House Committee Approve
of Oregon System of Electing
U. S. Senators.
Springfield, 111., April 26. With
the recall fixed at 55 percent the bill
making changes in the commission
form of government act passed the
OREGON SYSTEM IS APPROVED.
Springfield, 111., April 26. The Ore
gon system of electing United States
senators met the approval of the sen
ate committee on primary elections
yesterday, when it recommended for
passage the two Dailey bills.
One of these bills gives permission
to a legislative candidate to attach to
his petition for a nomination a state
ment showing his attitude upon an
WILL KEEP IT UP
election regardless of politics.
GIVES EACH COI TV A MEMBER.
A constitutional amendment wiping
out the scheme of minority represen
tation was broached in the senate yes
terday by Senator H. S. Magill. The
Princeton member sent in a resolu
tion providing that at the next gener
al election the proposition shall be
submitted to the voters of amending
the constitution in such a way that
each county shall have at least one
representative in the lower chamber, i
TE AOHER V TENSION BILLS PASS
i ne senate passed yesterday the
O'Connor bills relating to the Chica
go public school teachers' pension
fund. One gives former teachers the
ture because of absence shall go into
the teachers pension fund.
FAVORS DIRECT TOGA VOTE
Empire State Assembly Ont of Elec
tion of United States Senators.
Albany, N. Y April 26. By a vote
of 105 to 30, the assembly yesterday
adopted the resolution of Senator
Roosevelt advocating the election ot
United States senators by direct vote
of the people. Twenty republicans
voted with the democrats In favor of
the resolution. One democrat voted
TAFT GOES TO NEW YORK
Busy 86 Hours for Nation's Execu
tive Promised in Gotham.
Washington, April 25. Presideni
Taft and party left Washington at 11
this morning for New York where for
the next 38 hours he will be very
busy. He has li engagements Includ
ing the banquet of the Associated
Press and the American newsnaoe
publishers association and the dinner
of the Hungarian Republican club. He
will return Friday morning.
Alleged Times Dynamiters
Arrive at Scene of
BURNS AS WITNESS
Detective Called Before Grand
Jury at Indianapolis
Out On Bond.
Los Angeles, Cal., April 26. The al
leged dynamiters and their guards en
tered California on the Santa Fe rail
road at Needles early today, and are
expected to be in jail in Los Angeles
keep right on talking this summer.
by the middle of the afternoon.
Bl HNS ( ENTER OF INTEREST.
Indianapolis, Ind., April 26. The
center of attraction in the dynamite
cases today is the grand jury before
which Detective William J. Burns is
expected to appear and tell something
of the arreBt of John J. McNamara,
secretary-treasurer of the International
Association of Bridge and Structural
Iron Workers. Burns surrendered
himself last vening and was released
on $10,000 bonds for appearance to
answer the charge of kidnaping In con-
jnection with McNamara'a arrest.
Indianapolis, Ind., April 26. Detec
tive William J. Burns was served with
a warrant at 6 p. m. yesterday charg
ing him with complicity In the alleged
kidnaping of J. J. McNamara, secretary-treasurer
of the International As
sociation of Bridge & Structural Iron
Workers, and three attorneys, who
were arraigned yesterday morning on
the same charge, spent two hours in
jail because of delay In obtaining
Burns was arrested as he was on his
way to the court of justice of the
Peace Manning to surrender himself.
Constables had searched for him all
day. He was released under a $10,000
bond to appear before the grand Jury
and was subpoenaed to testify today.
AFTER BIRDS' ASSISTANTS.
Frank Fox, a chauffeur, charged with
having assisted In the alleged kidnap-
ing of McNamara. in that he had drlv-
en the automobile In which McNamara
was taken from this city Saturday, was i
released under a $5,000 bond to appear
before the grand jury. Constables with
"John Doe" warrants are said to be
seeking some of Burns' assistants.
These incidents and the continuing of
the Investigation by the Marion county
grand Jury were the developments in
the probe of the alleged conspiracy to
collect dynamite In this city for the
purpose of blowing up structures be
ing built by "open shop" contractors
all over the country, and a second al--leged
plot of agent of the employers
to discredit the Association of Bridge
& structural Iron Workers by "plant-
ing" dynamite and other evidence
against It and by "rail reading" to Cal-
Ifornla tt secretary.
Reported That Serious Battle
Has Been Fought at Ma.
DESPITE THE ARMISTICE
Energetic Protest Made to England
Against Recent Landing of
Nogales, Mexo, April 2$. It Is re
ported a battle of serions propor
tions between federals and Insur
gents occurred near Mazatlan, Slna-
loa. Eighty wounded are said to
have been brought into Mazatlan.
MEXICO MAKES PROTEST.
London, April 26. The Mexican gov
ernment has communicated to the Brit
ish foreign office a formal protest
against the action of Captain Vivian
of the British cloop Shearwater In land
ing marines at San Quentin. lower Cal
ifornia, which action is described as in
terference in the internal affairs of
FEAR RGTTRX OF REYES.
El Pasa, Texas, April 26.- It de
veloped today peace negotiations
are proceeding by telegraph between
Madero's camp and the city of Mex
Ico, and also that the revolutionists
fear that Reyes, on his return from
Paris, will persuade President Diaz
he has granted too many conces
sions in order to bring about peace
Exciting Times Follow Attempt
to Loot Safe of Minne
NO MONEY IS SECURED
Bandits Escape on Motor Car Which
Is Hit by Train, bat They
Are Not Hurt.
St. Paul. Minn., April 26. Four
robbers made an unsuccessful at
tempt early today to crack the safe
in the National bank in Anoka, Minn.
While they were approaching the
bank they encountered Frank Weth
em on hla way home. They hand
cuffed Wethern, and tied him to a
telephone pole. -
FAIL IW EFFORTS.
' After exploding a charge of nitro
glycerine and failing to get beyond
the inner door of the safe they stole
a railway motor and started for Min
neapolis. Ten miles from Minneapo
lis the motor was hit by a freight
RIDE OX FREIGHT.
The robbers meantime disappeared
and the freight conductor believes
they climbed on ms train and rode
toward St. Cloud. Six suspects were
taken from incoming freight trains
at St. Cloud.
FISCAL YEAR SEEN
Balance of Trade In Favor of United
States Never lygher bat
Washington. April 26. The
world owes the United States $441.-
000,000 for food, clothing and raw
materials sold abroad. Only once
has the balance of trade been higher
in favor of this country, according to
government figures. That was in
1908, when it was more than $550,
000,000. Close observers of finance
and trade predict a record breaking
fiscal year if favorable condition con
tinues until June.
A. P. CONTINUES OFFICERS
Frank B. Noyes Again President and
M. E. Rtone Manager. ,
New York. April 26. Directors of
the Associated Press elected today
President Frank B. Noyes.
Vice presidents R. M
Houston. (Tex.) Post; Frank P. Mac
Iennan, Topeka (Kan.) State Journal.
Secretary and general manager
Melville E. Stone.
Treasurer J. R. Youatt.
Executive committee Frank B
Noyes. Washington Star; Victor F
Law son, C'haicago Daily News;
Charles W. Knapp, St. Ixuis Repiih-
lie; Charles Hopkins Clark, Hartford
jCourant; Adolph S- Ochs, New York
Time8; General Charles H. Taylor,
808,0,1 Globe: w- I McLean, pbiia
S15, 000 LOOT
Chicago. April 26. Four armed rob
bers who had a limousine car entered
the lewelrv store of Edward Ait.prti
on Milwaukee avenue today, beat the )
proprietor and clerk helplesa and eg.
leaped with plunder valued at 15,000.l
NEAR A SPLIT;
Majority Members of Sen
ate Fight Over Committees.
MAY 60 TO THE FLOOR
Insurgents Demands Some Big
Places and Standpatters
Refuse to Yield. .
Washington, April 26. The split
In the republican ranks which threat
ens republican supremacy in the sen
ate, assumed grave proportions to
day when the regular republicans by
a vote of 7 to 4 flatly refused to meet
three demands of the progressives.
These demands were that LaFollette
be given a place on the committee
on interstate commerce; Bristow on
foreign relations, and Cummins fi
nance. WILL BE SIPPOHTED.
Coupled with these demands was
one that Bourne be appointed to the
appropriations committee, which was
granted. The caucus this evening
probably will support the regulars in
their selections, and the fight will be
carried into the open eenate.
ro.iiri.ETEn mst reported.
The completed list of senate commit
tees submitted by Chairman Gallinger
Finance Penrose, chairman; Cul
lom. Lodge, McCumher, Smoot. Gallin
ger, Clark (Wyo.), Heyburn, La Fol
lette. Appropriations Warren, chairman;
Perkins, Gallinger, Curtis. Gamble,
Smoot, Nixon. Bourne, Wetmore.
Foreign Relations Cullom, chair
man; Frye, Iodge, Smith (Mich.).
Root, McCumber, Sutherland, Borah,
Interstate Commerce CTapp, chair
man; Cullom. Crane, NJjon, Cummins,
Brandegee, Oliver, Lippitt, 'fbwnsend.
Judiciary Clark (Wyo.), chairman;
Nelson. Dillingham, Sutherland, Bran
degee, Borah, Brown, Cummins, Root.
Rules Crane, chairman; Warren,
Gallinger, Nelson, Cummins.
Privileges and Elections Dilling
ham, chairman:. Gamble, Heyburn,
Clapp. Sutherland, Bradley, Jones, Oli
Post offices and Poetroads Bourne,
chairman; Penrose, Crane, Guggen
heim, Brlggs, Richardson, Bradley,
The new democratic appointees, to
the principal senate committees are:
Appropriations Smith, Owen.
Finance Williams, Johnson, Kern.
Foreign Relations Rayner, Clark of
Interstate Commerce Gore.
EWD COMMITTEE SR8SIOV.
Washington, Aprl 26. Although
the selection of Bourne for a place on
the appropriations committee was
conceded to the progressive republi
cans by the senate committee on
committees in executive session the
committee broke up abruptly today
with the announcement by the pro
gressives they would appeal to th
caucus to be held later today, and.
If necessary to the open senate to
HI. ATE COMES IP.
Washington, April 2G. The repub
lican committee slate will be present
ed at a party caucus called for 3 p. ni
today and which promises to be 8
stormy affair, while the democratic
lists will be considered at a party
caucus called for 10:30 a. m. tomor
R Ef( I. A It CONFIDENT.
The regular republicans inslstec
before the caucus that they had takc-i
good care of the Insurgents and tha
there was no chance for the overturn
Ing of the program so as to place Sen
ator LaFollette on Interstate corn
merce, Cummins on finance and Bris
tow on foreign relations, which wer
the points of difference which causec
the greatest trouble.
Whether the republican fight will b
carried to the senate floor tomorrow
will be determined by a meeting o:
Insurgents tonight after the adjourn
ment of the caucus.
PAR FROM HEALED.
Washington, April 26. Differencei
between the regular and Insurgent re
publican senators over the organization
of the committees appear far from bo
ing healed, and a caucus called foi
this afternoon to conrlder the assign
ments agreed upon by the 'commit t
on committees may develop an absolut
party break. Two sessions of the com
mlttee were held yesterday and th
regulars positively declined to meet In
surgent demands, which they declared
to be unreasonable.
The regulars hare a large majorltj
m the ucus. and it is not ImprobabU
that the Insurgents may carry their de
(Continued oa Paa sis.) .