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THE ROCK "ISLAND
SIXTIETH YEAR. NO. 219.
THURSDAY, JUNE 29, 1911.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
HIMES DECLARES LORIMER
FUND WAS FUNICS IDEA
Lumberman Says He Talk
ed With Lorimer at
AND ALSO TO DENEEN
But Senate Committee Is Told
There Was Nothing of an
' Washing ton, June 29. Edward
'Tline was a witness before the Lor
jlmer Investigating committee today.
Hines said bis first communication
-with Lorimer was when he sent a
telegram to the then congressman,
suggesting A. C. Bartlett, a Chicago
business man, for senator.
LORIMER IS SILE7TT.
Lorimer made no reply and Hlnes
paid no more attention to the sen
atorship until the" middle of April.
1909, when Senator Penrose asked
him if the Illinois legislature was
likely to adjourn without electing
a senator. He inquired of an Illi
nois congressman about it.
TAKES TO ALDRICII.
He said Penrose sent for him;
also that Penrose took him to Aid
rich's room and that they told him
the administration was anxious to
have a republican elected from Illi
nois as soon as possible. Hlnes said
a month later Aldrlch sent for him
and spoke of the delay In the Illi
nois senatorship and that Aldrlch
mentioned having heard Lorimer
could be elected and wanted to see
Lorimer and urge him to be a can
didate or assist in electing some
one: that two days later Aldrlch sent
for him again and invited him to go
t ti White house and discuss the
situation with the president.
ALURICH BEARS MESSAGE.
Aldrlch went first and when he
returned Hlnes said be told Mm the
president was anxious about the
Illinois situation and that Taft and
Aldrlch wanted him to urge Lorimer
to become a candidate and to go to
the long distance telephone and
communicate with Lorimer at
Springfield. Hlnes said he telephoned
4hls to Congressman Lorimer.
Hlnes said be left Washington May
35 to carry word from the adminis
tration, to Bpringlleld. At Chicago he
aid be called up Governor Deneen
from the Continental National bank,
nd after leaving another call for Lor
imer, hastened to the Grand Pacific
'iotel, where he met W. H. Cook and
business associates. Hlnes then gave
Us reTslon of the famous telephone
conversation he held from Cook's
LORIMER OX OTHER EX I J.
Hlnes today swore his conversation
'fom Cook's room was with Lorimer,
- vd told him he had Just talked with
en and that the governor said he
yuld see Lorimer at once. Hines
raid the other man responded, He has
- seen me already."
Hines also said he offered to go to
Epringfleld if he could do anything,
' tut he was told he need not come, but
. that "he would telephone me."
DEXIES USE OF MONET.
Referring to the telephone conversa
tion from Cook's room Hines den-ed
positively he said, "Hello, Govern -r
Deneen or spoke about the use c
money In the election. He deuiJ
knowing anything about the use ct
money to elect Lorimer.
WANTED TO CONTRIBUTE,
Hines said Funk came to him after
the election and spoke of Lo rimer's
possible expense and said the business
Interests ought to take it off his bands,
and said. "We'd like to contribute."
DE.MES TAFT REKKKKXCE.
Penrose this afternoon admitted b
had a talk with Hines. about the Illi
nois senatorial election in 1909 a:4
that be told Hines he hoped the'e
would be an election. "I thought tit.
republican ranks should be filled up
and said so", said Penrose. "But r.e
yond such expression I did not D
Senator Aldiloh felt the same way aal
so expressed himself."
TILXJK DENIES IT AM.
His methods of bookkeeping and his
loyalty to the democratic party ai-ie
were under fire today when EdwaM
Tilden, bank director, packing hou?
manager and corporation man general
ly, appeared before the senate Lo i
mer committee to testify that he an
in no way interested In the raisin? ot
a fund to elect Mr. Lorimer to tbej
Attorneys Tor the commiuee, aiv--r-reys
for Senator Lorimer and mem
bers of the committee itself asked Mr.
Tilden In almost every conoeivai-l-
JTtyle of Question If he had anything io
Co. or knew of any one that had any
thing to do either before or after the
election with the raising of a fund i.
elect Senator Lorimer. To each the
Forecast Till 7 P. Wl. Tomwrow for
Rook Island, Davenport, Mollne
Unsettled weather with probably
showers tonight or Friday, warmer
Temperature at 7 a. m. 63. Highest
yesterday 77, lowest last night 62,
Velocity of wind at 7 11 miles
Relative humidity at 7 p. m. 43,
at 7 a. m. 67.
Stage of water 2.4, a fall of .3
in last 2 4 hours.
J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster
(From noon today to noon tomorrow.)
Snn sets 7:31. rises 428; moon sets
10:37 p. m.: 8 p. m.. planet Mercury at
perihelion, nearest the sun.
Court Admits Damaging Evi
dence Against Evelyn
OWN STATEMENTS GIVEN
After Keconriliation With His
luaustiter Stephen Bridges Tried
to Attack "IVophet."
Chicago, June 29. The most impor
tant ruling thus far in the trial of Eve
lyn Arthur See of the "absolute life"cult
was made by Judge Honore yesterday af
ternoon, when he decided that admis
sions alleged to have been made by
See, Mildred Bridges and Mona Rees
to the police were not under duress,
and that testimony of Police Captain
Danner and the reporters who claim
to have heard the confessions of im
morality, is admissible.
TRIES TO ATTACK SEE.
Mildred Bridges became reconciled
to her father, Stephen Bridges, in court
yesterday, and the latter twice at
tempted to attack See. The first at
tack occurred in a corridor outside the
oourt room, when Bridges cursed the
defendant an A Attempted tp sixlluLhJm,
but was restrained by two bailiffs. At
the second attack See disappeared so
suddenly that Bridges had to vent his
wrath on the empty air. The founded
of "absolute life" Jumped Into a wit
ness room and leaned against tho door
with so much fervor that the bailiff3
had difficulty In reaching him to teli
him that Bridges was being held in an
other room. Both attacks occurred
TELL OF CONFESSIONS.
Captain Danner and several report
ers testified that See and the two girls
had admitted that their relations were
far beyond the bonds of convention
ality and morality. Danner said that
See and the girls when arrested were
"booked" on charges usually lodged
against women of the street only.
This, he said, was because of the ad
missions they themselves made.
ON THE GRILL
Accused in House of Being Re
miss in Failing to Prose
cute Sugar Trust.
SPEECH MADE IN HOUSE
Attack by Congressman Follows Evi
dence Before the Sugar In
Washington, Jane 29. An attack on
former President Roosevelt on the
ground that be bad not prosecuted tas
so-called sugar trust, made before the
sugar committee today by George H.
Earl of Philadelphia, aroused a vigor
ous defense of Roosevelt by Repre
sentative Madison of Kansas, vho
said the former president relied cu
Attorney General Bonoparte for ad
vice and there was no evidence before
the committee to show he had ac.'ji
from improper motives.
Earl said he offered to debate Uie
Grand Jury Expected to
Bring in Sensational
AFTER STEEL INQUIRY
Cases Will Be the Most Im
portant Trust Prosecution
New York, June 29. What promises
to be the most sensational and far
reaching anti-trust action the federa'
government has ever undertaken is ex-
NEW LAWS WILL
Important Changes in Illinois
Are Due at Midnight Tomorrow.
EVERYBODY IS AFFECTED
Workmen's Compensation and Wo-
lO-Hour Statutes Among
Everybody in Illinois is affected
directly or Indirectly, by the new
laws, passed by the last session of
the legislature, which go into effect
at midnight tomorrow. The most
Important of the new statutes are:
Civil service extension.
Women's ten-hour law exten
sion. Extension of railroad and
warehouse commission powers.
WHERE CONGRESS BALKS
Ves, I know how it Ls, but I'm afraid I can't open yon. Think how It would look at home."
MAYOR HELPED TO
PLAN THE ROBBERY
Darnajrlmz Evidence Against Execu
tive of Cass Lake, Minn., Is
matter of prosecuting the sugar trust pected to take definite form here to-
with ISfJosevelt. but the latter did day when the federal grand Jury re
Bemidji, Minn., June 29. Martin Be
han, who was arrested after being
wounded during a fight at Puposky,
June 16, when an attempt was made to
rob the postoffice. testified in the hear
ing today of Dr. D. T. Dumas, mayor
of Cass Lake, who is charged with be
ing at the head of a gang of safe-blowers,
that Dumas, Be han and Mike Da
vis planned the robbery In a Bemidji
ROBBERS HOLD UP
THE WRONG TRAIN
After $40O000 In Gold Dust They
Get Only Registered Mail in
not accept the challenge. Earl reil
letters he said Roosevelt did not send
to the senate with the correspondent
in the case. Roosevelt, he said, fWd
the senate it was right to send th3
correspondence to the senate and
then did not send communications
from him (Earl) tha might have re
flected upon Roosevelt himself.
JOLT FOR T. H.
That Roosevelt had lost "his prefer
ence for. large game" because of th
failure of the government to prosecute
former heads of the American Sig-r
Refining company for the wrecking ot
the Real Estate Trust company ot
Philadelphia Sugar Refining company
deal in 1906, was asserted yesteroay
before the house sugar investigating
committee by George H. Earle, Jr.,
receiver for the trust company. The
Pennsylvania refinery was acquired by
the American company and prompl!y
Mr. Earle also said that consider
able of his correspondence with Mr.
Roosevelt in relation to the case wr.
not communicated to the 6ene
when a resolution was passed calling
for all papers. Mr. Earle submitted
to the committee two letters he said
he wrote to Mr. Roosevelt subsequeut
to the date of September 21, 1906, sin
mitted to the senate.
Glendale, Ore., June 2. Apparent
ly mistaking the first section of north
bound passenger train No. 16 Southern
i Pocific for the southbound train said
to be carrying $400,000 in gold dut
from Seattle to San Francisco, two
robbers held up -the northbound tra'd
last night near West Fork. They
blew up the mall car safe and made
away with the registered mail, but
failed to get into the express car.
(CoUDud on Par Six.)
Washington, June 29. President
Taft has under consideration the with
drawal of troops now forming the ma
neuver division in Texas. Indications
are the withdrawals will be completed
within a month.
Admits He Is Man Wanted.
Reno, Nev., June 29. Carl Cook, ar
rested here Monday night, yesterday
admitted that he is the man
wanted for breaking out of Warren
county, Illinois, jail.
robbery, January 31, of the
ports its findings in the investigation
of officials of the United States Steel
corporation. Its subsidiaries, and lndc
HIGH FINANCIERS INVOLVED.
Criminal indictments Involving men
high in the financial world are said to
be ready. It is said evidence shows
the steel business has been divided by
agreement into about 20 pools and that
the government is in possession of
contracts, agreements and minutes of
the meetings of the steel men.
JEWS MAY PURCHASE FURS
Russia Italts Exclusion Order at Re
quest of United States.
St. Petersburg, June 29. The
American embassy has made repre
sentations to the Russian govern
ment regarding American Jews who
are buyers at the fur fair at Tyu
men and orders were sent today to
Tyumen authorities not to exclude
Jews from the fair pending the de
cision of the central government.
ORDER TO WIPE
Washington, June 29. The suprem
court of the United States today i-
following the sued orders to carry out the cou-c's
Swan I decision dissolving the American To
I bacco company.
Day labor on public improve
ments. New automobile law.
City given power over hospi
City empowered to prohibit
fireworks and enabled to ac
quire by condemnation land for
bathing beaches and recreation
Individual drinking cups.
Uniform bills of lading.
State to pay excess cost of ed
ucating deficient children.
Sanitary condition in all
places where food is prepared
Pure food law amendment.
Additional branch of appel
Three appellate court com
missioners. Pawnbrokers and Junk deal
ers prohibited from receiving
goods from minors.
Candidates to go on election
ballots in order of vote at pri
maries. Annexation propositions not
to be submitted oftexier than
once in five years.
Drinking of intoxicants on
trains prohibited except in buf
fet and dining cars.
New Insurance laws.
Use of emery buff wheels In
basements prohibited unless
there is proper ventilation.
Right of appeal given to
either prosecution or defense In
The new workmen's compensation
act is ranked as the greatest piece
of industrial legislation ever passed
CHAMP CLARK NOT SELF SEEKER
BUT PRESIDENTIAL BOOM GROWS
(Special Correspondence of The Argns.)
Washington, June 27. When Wil
liam W. Rucker spoke on the bill pro
viding a means for the direct election
of senators, he closed his speech by
referring to Speaker Champ Clark as
the next president. The storm of ap
plause rose from floor and galleries
from both sides of the house, while
Speaker Clark, red and embarrassed,
vainly sounded for order. Again and
again the hubbub rose until the con
gressmen tired themselves out
But it is a dull day when some mem
ber, m the course of his remarks, does
not nominate Clark for the presidency.
And Clark says nothing; be is saw
ing wood, working with might and
main to make good in the speakership.
He says: "The democrats elected m
to the most responsible position they
had to give, and my duty Is here, help
ing the democratic house to make
good, and I am not going to neglect
my duty in order to go gallivanting
around the country seeking another
HAS NOT BOOSTED SELF.
Clark has not uttered a word or
turned over his hand to bring about
his present prominence in the presi
dential race. So far as can be learned
be has never broached the subject to
SPEAKER ADKINS GIVES
WATERWAY LAST QUIETUS
at Springfield. It applies to speci
fied hazardous employments, and it
ls made optional both with employ
ers and employes. Employers elect
ing not to come under the act fore
go the common law defenses of as
sumption of risk, fellow servant and
contributory negligence. The death
compensation ls four times the an
nual earnings of the employe; grad
ed compensation Is provided for in
juries. If any employe is completely
disabled he receives one-half his av
erage wage for the first eight years
of his disability. Afterward he gets
a life compensation equal to 6 per
cent of the death benefit, but not
less than $10 a month.
The new ten-hour act for women
broadens the old statute to make it
cover nearly every branch of em
ployment In which women are en
gaged. The old law applied only
to mechanical establishments, fac
tories or laundries. The new act
extends the ten-hour system to mer
cantlle establishments, hotels, res
taurants, telegraph and telephone
offices, places of amusement, public
utility and common carrier con
cerns and to all public institutions.
REGULATE ATJTO OWNERS.
The new automobile law provides
a new schedule of state licenses bas
ed upon horse power. Outside of
tpeed, the city is given absolute pow
er over automobiles. It may pro
hibit the "cut-out" mufflers by
which night is made hideous. Chains
may be prohibited on asphalt pave
ments and drip pans may be requir
ed. Each year a different colored
number of plate Is to be issued,
which will put a stop to the "pirate"
habit of using old numbers. Lamp
switches Inside the car are prohibit
ed, preventing occupants from turn
ing off the light after running over
The new act of giving the city
power to direct the location and use
of livery stables, hospitals, sanitar
iums, undertaking establishments,
machine shops, garages, laundries.
second-hand and Junk shops and
coal yards has been sought for years
by the municipal authorities. It also
enables the city to prohibit fire
works and enables it to acquire by
condemnation land for bathing
beaches and recreation piers.
NEW PTRB FOOD RULER.
The new pure food act prescribes
stringent sanitary conditions ror
bakeries, packing bouses, dairies,
creameries, restaurants, hotels, gro
ceries, markets and all other places
where food ls prepared,- stored or
sold. Another new law amends the
present act to require labels to be
printed In plain English and to give
net weight and analysis of contents.
Delays He Aids Makes
Passage by July 1
QUORUM COMES LATE
Then the Scant Half Hour Left
to Advance the Bill Is
ROYAL PAIR IN
King George and Queen Mary At"
tend Thanksgiving Service and
a State Luncheon.
London, June 29. King George and
Oilmen Marv. accomDanled by the
prince of Wales and Princess Mary,
today made still another progress
through the capital. Although the pro
cession lacked the ceremonial and mil
itary display of those of last week, pop
ular interest was undiminished, and
from Buckingham palace to the city
and back through northeast London
great crowds lined the route and en
thuslastlcally cheered their majesties
The object of today's progress was to
attend the coronation thanksgiving ser
vice at St Paul's, and afterwards to
lunch with lord mayor and the corpor
ation at Guild halL
(CoaUausd on Pa- Woax-l
WANT TO BUY NEWSPAPER
Milwaukee Socialist Hee Hold on
City Government flipping.
New York, June 29. The socialists
of Milwaukee, who took charge of the
city government more than a year a&n.
feeling the necessity of a newspaper
for their support before the sprinj
election, are trying to raise $100,003
for the purchase of a paper. To he'u
this fund Mayor Seidel of Milwaukee,
spoke at a meeting last night at Coop
er union here where an admisa'on
fee was charged and a collection uv
French Occupy Meklnes.
Tangier, Morocco, June 29. Fren-.'h
troops, under command of General
Molnler, occupied Meklnes, 34 miles
southwest of Fez, the southern c".pl
tal on June 24.
Diaz In Germany.
Frankfort-On-the-Mafn, June 29
General Diaz, former president of Mex
lco, arrived here today. He is on n:i
way to Wiesbaden, where he will take
the cure. s
MAY PROBE THE
Washington, June 23. An Investiga
tion to determine whether the Interna
tional Harvester company has violated
the anti-trust laws is proposed In a
resolution introduced today by Repre
sentative Lobeck of Nebraska.
Springfield, I1L, June 29. Deadlock
ed on either recess or adjournment by
one faction in the waterway fight and
prevented from transacting any busi
ness by the others breaking Quorum,
the bouse after a night of turmoil at 4
this morning agreed to "stand at ease"
until called to order by the speaker,
which the speaker said would be at 11
By a vote of C6 ayes to 4(5 nays, not
two-thirds, the house voted to suspend
the rules for the purpose of advanc
ing the waterways bill to second read
ing without reference to committee.
The speaker referred the bill to the
waterway committee and arbitrarily
announced the appointment of an add I
tlonal member on the committee, and
refused to entertain an appeal
STILL EULL or FIGHT.
The house will meet again late this
afternoon when an effort will b-j
made to expunge all reference to tho
continuance of Wednesday's session
KILLS WATER WAT BILL.
Speaker Adklns' ruling last night
that the legislative day ended at
midnight with the calendar day. It
ls said, has made It impossible to
pass any waterway bill which can
become effective July 1. The sen
ate bill was on the speaker's table
when the gavel fell.
HCSlIIiU TO THIS HOUSE.
TTnwarda of a nnr nf hnnM
members, who arrived on "The Hum
mer" from Chicago and noithern
points In the state just before mid
night, were whirled to the ball of
representatives In automobiles that
bad been provided in advsnce.
Although the house bad recessed
until 1:30 p. m.. In order to give
the waterway propagandists oppor
tunity to get their forces present, it
was ten minutes past the hour for
convening before the late arrivals
came Into the house.
Promptly at 11:30 p. m.. Speaker
Adkins called the house to order
without waiting the arrival of the
absent members who were aboard
the late train and for whom conven
ience the recess was taken at 4
QUESTIO or at'OHl'M.
Representative Chlperfield raised
the point of no quorum and demand
ed a roll call. Representative Ju
dah, leading the waterway forces, de
manded that the doors be closed to
prevent members from leaving the
keeper was Instructed to allow no
member to leave. The roll call dis
closed that a quorum was present
and the clerk was ordered to read
the Journal without announcing tin
exact number present. The arilvals
arrived Just in time to answer 1 1
their names on the call of the roll
to determine a question of a quorum.
TUB FIGHT STARTS.
The fight started with the arrival
of the message from the senate re
porting the passage of the water
ways bill by the upper body earlier
In the day.
Representative Chlperfield pre
sented a protest, signed by 14 mem
bers of the house, objecting to the
house receiving the bill, alleging
that It was Illegally passed by the
senate and that the Joint rules had
been violated when the senate recon
vened on Monday after being ad
journed by Lieutenant Governor
Pandemonium broke loose at once
a dozen memoers clamored ror rec
ognition. Others cried "Point of
order." With half the membership
of the house upon their feet clam
oring for recognition. Speaker Ad
klns pounded vociferously for or
der, declaring no business would be
transacted until the house was in
order. The demonstration lasted 15
Above the din and noise several
waterway supporters made their
charges beard that the disorderly
actions of members were only a part
of a scheme to delay the business
until the arrival of the hour of mid
The arrival of the midnight hour
proved their suspicions to be cor
rect. With the clerk laboriously
reading the long' protest. Represen
tative Holaday of Danville, Inter
rupted and was recognized to move
that "the hour of midnight bavin
(Continued on Pag Six.)