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SIXTIETH YEAR. NO. 231.
FRIDAY, JULY 14, 1911. SIXTEEN PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
Executive Gives Analysis
of Legislature in
INTERESTS RAISE POT
Witness Admits to Lorimer
Committee Getting $300,
Washington, July 14. Evidence
about a "Jack pot" or general corrup
tion fund for the benefit of recalcit
rant legislators was Bought today from
Governor Deneen of Illinois when he
resumed the witness stand before 'he
Lorimer Investigation committee. The
governor entered Into an analysis cf
the Illinois legislature with a view of
demonstrating the existence of a fer
tile field ti t re for corruption.
After a discussion of the legislative
organization, Deneen was turned over
for cross examination to Elbrlde
Hanoey, Lorimer's counsel. Hancey
first sought to 6how Lorimer was in
strumental in making Deneen state's
attorney of Cook county, a position
from which the witness testified he
procured in salary and fees in eight
years of his occupancy about $300,0(.u,
Senator Jones interrupted to sav
that he did not see what bearing that
bad on the case, even if Deneen got
ihe fees illegally. Hancey then too
up another line of examination.
ADMITS I.OKIMKIt SI I'I'OKT.
Deneen said Lorimer supported
him for state's attorney, but declined
In pi i-p ttn senator all the rrerlif for
his nomination for firt or second ! larm "as spread and the live sav
term. The political leanings of the!1" fronl Sturgeon Point in a
Chicago newspapers was also dis- o-dys search revealed no clew,
cussed. Hanecy argued that He- Mrs blonde has become ill and her
ing of primary laws as reform meas
ures, yet the governor continued to
wield the power in making 6lates in
conferences. Deneen argued that the
law was not violated through such
action, being merely a recommenda
tion to voters.
WHO IS THE POW'ERf
Hanecy questioned Deneen in an at
tempt to show that Deneen. not Lori
mer, was the controlling political pow
er in Illinois. Deneen denied that he
had organized legislatures and that
Ixrlmer was responsible for the for
mer's political start.
BEKITKJ l.OKIMKK'S APPEAL.
He denied a most interesting portion
of Lorimer's appeal in the senate last
Feb. 22, when Lorimer declared De
neen had worked in his behalf and then
had thrown him down at the last min
ute. Deneen said that he never urged
anyone to vote for "Lorimer, that he
had been for Hopkins for reelection all
the way through.
Then he went on to deliver a blow at
the testimony of Edward Hines of Chi
cago, the millionaire lumberman, who
is said to have "put lorimtr over" at
a cost of $100,000. Deneen said that
he did not promise Hines that he would
assist Loriiner. and. contrary to Hines'
testimony, be did not even go to see
Lorimer about it.
ADMITS TAKT'S IMKHEST.
Deneen reluctantly admitted the in
terest taken by President Taft in the
election of a United States senator
from Illinois by declaring that he had
talked it over with the president Fur
ther than that he would not go. pro
testing that he could not divulge the.
confidences of the president.
These are the interests which fought
Deneen in his candidacy for governor,
according to his testimony: William
I-orimer. Roger Sullivau. gas compan
ies, liquor interests, electric light com
panies, and federal officeholders.
These are the interests which, ac-
CIVIL WAR INFAMOUS CAUSE, SAYS
HEYBURN; RESENTED BY WILLIAMS
Washington. D. C, July 14. He;--- "Lee and Jackson may have been
burn's characterization of the war to ! wrong," added Mr. Williams. "That the
sustain the confederacy as an "infaui- government is now in existence is a
ous cause" brought a bitter rebuke j cause for congratulation to the chi1
from Senator Williams of Mississippi j dren of the men who died with I-ee
in the senate yesttrday afternoon.
Senator Williams had asked to have
"Jim"' Jones, the SC-year-old negro who
bad been Jefferson Davis" body guard
and in whose custody the seal of the
confederacy was intrusted, retained on
the senate pay rot! as a laborer.
Senator Heyburn acquiesced in in
tention of the negro for his servieej
formerly given to the senate "but not
because of loyalty to the glory of an
Senator Williams replied with great
feeling, that he was "not prepared 'o
hear a civilized man in the twentieth
century call 'an infamous cause tee
cause for which bis Williams) father
laid down his life."
Forecast Till 7 P. W. Tomorrow for
Rock Island, Davsnport, Uottmm
Fair tonigit and Saturday, sot much
change tn. temperature.
Temperature at 7 a. m. TL Highest
yesterday 88, lowest last night 63.
Velocity of wind at 7 a. tcl, 2 miles
Relative humidity at 7 p. m. 85. at
7 a .m. 5L
Stage of water 1.4, a fall of 1 in last
J, M. SHEEIER, Local Forecaster.
(From noon today to noon tomorrow.)
Bon sets 728. rises 4:38; moon rises
9:52 p. m.; 4 p. nx, planet Neptune In
conjunction -with the sun, passing
from east to -west of that body, out of
the evening Into the morning sky.
cording to what Deneen has heard as
governor of the state of Illinois, have
for years contributed to the Jackpot in
the Illinois legislature: Railroads, gas
companies, electric light and power
companies, liquor interests, stockyards,
elevator companies, and Pullman com
pany. WIND CARRIED BOYS
INTO LAKE; DROWNED
Four Michigan Children Failed to
Jlcttl Warning of Their Parents
During High Wind. I .
Bay City, Mich.. July 14. A spe
cial to the Times from Black river,
Alcona county, says a distressing af
fair happened there Tuesday. During
a high wind four little boys were
carried out into Lake Huron in an
old boat and lost.
Three of them were sons of Jo
seph Marquis. Alfred, George and
Joan, aged respectively 9, 7 and 5
years, and the other was the 1-year-old
son of John Lalonda. The chil
dren had been forbidden by their
parents to go near the river, but
slipped away, found an old boat at
the mouth of the river and started
for an island. Nobody saw them af-
! ter the middle of the forenoon. An
VOTE JULY 22 ON
Washington, July 14. An agreement
to vote on the reciprocity bill July 22
was reached by the leaders of the var
ious factions in the senate today. The
agreement fixes the vote on the house
wool bill July 27; free list bill Aug. 1;
reapportionment bill Aug. 3; statehoo'
Aug. 7. It is expected the adjournment
of conpress will immediately follow the
statehood vote. Senator Cummins in
troduced new amendments to the reci
procity bill today. One sought a re
vision of the tariff on metals, with a
reciprocity measure; another proposed
revisions of the duty on oil cloths and
linoleums. Bristow, resuming his
speech against the reciprocity bill, at
tacked the present sugar tariff.
2 MORE CHOLERA DEATHS
Victims Come From Mediterranean
Ports to Xpw York.
New York, July 14. Two more
deaths from cholera among recent
immigrants were reported here to
day. Two cholera patients in Swine
burn island hospital are reported
sick and six cases are under suspi
cion. All victims and hospital pa
tients sailed from Mediterranean
ports and arrived July 5 on the
Investigate Pipe Lines.
Washington, July 14. An investiga
tion of pipe Lines, rates, classification'
and regulation was ordered today by
the interstate commerce commission.
Informal complaints have been made
that certain pipe lines were operated
unlawfully and prejudiced the intei't
ests of oil shippers.
and Jackson, but I cannot express the
sentiment I have for a human being
in whom such sentiments can remain
as have been expressed here."
"There is no right f American citi
zens hip," he added, "that permits a
man to insult the dead."
"Well, was it a glorious cause?"
asked Mr. Heyburn.
"There was much of glory in it,"
replied Mr. Williams.
The senate sustained Senator Wil
liams by a vote of 27 to IS. leaving
Jones on the pay roll at $720 a year
as a borer.
Mr. Heyburn. following the bitter
altercation with Mr. Williams, Toted
against the negro.
Remarkable Operation is
Performed by Surgeons
in New York.
HAS NEW LOWER Li.ilB
Member Taken From Body of
Victim of Accident Pre
served in Ice.
New York, July 14. By grafting a
shtnbone of a man onto a woman suf
fering from necrosis, giving her a
whole new lower leg, surgeons in the
New York hospital for the deformed
have completed an extraordinary op-
eration in surgery. Up to now opera- j find Arthur Evelyn See guilty of ab
tions of this sort have been confined j duction," See seemed to wilt and for
to experimental work done on dogs.
MAN KILLED IN ACCIDENT.
The first essential was to get a good
healthy bone to take the place of one
eaten by disease. After a time one of
the hospitals which handle emergency
cases reported a man killed in an acci
dent. As the body was unclaimed a
requisition was made for one of the
legs, from which the tibia was taken.
It was kept in an ice box, immersed
in a strong salt solution, until the sur
geons were ready to use it.
PORTLAND HAS MOST
MEN IN ELKS' LINE
Awarded First Prize at Atlan4c City
Convention St. Louis Is the
Atlantic City, N. J.. July 14.
Twenty thousand Elks marched yes
terday in annual review. Atlantic
avenue was packed by an enthusias
tic crowd. The following prizes
Lodges having the largest number
of men in line, aggregating mileage,
first prize, Portland, 1250; second
prize. New Orleans, $100; third prize
St. Louis. $50.
Lodge making the best appearance
in uniform, first prize. St. Louis,
1250; second prize, Elizabeth, N. J.,
$150; third prize, Cincinnati, $100.
Lodge having largest number of
women in line, aggregating mileage,
first prize. Portland, $200; second
prize, Cincinnati. $100; third prize,
McNamaras' Trial Set.
Los Angeles. Gal., July 14. The
McNaraara brothers' dynamite conspir
acy case trial today waa set for Oti.
10 by Judge Bordweil.
Herman Senator Dead.
Berlin, July 14. Professor Herman
Senator, aged 77, noted for his medi
cal researches and as instructor of
medicine, died today.
SEE IS ABDUCTOR;
VERDICT OF JURY
Chicago "Bevealer" Convicted
After Hoar's Deliberation
Only Two Ballots.
PENALTY IS 1 TO 10 YEARS
Defendant Appears Downcast as He
Hears His Fate Fight to Be
Chicago, July 14- Arthur Evelyn
See, prophet of "absolute life," was
found guilty of abducting 17-year-old
Mildred Bridge by a jury in Judge
Honore's court last night. The pen-
arty for the crime is imprisonment
from' one to ten years.
See was accompanied by his women
disciples, behind whose skirts he had
hidden during the long trial, when the
verdict -was returned in court. He sat
alone, except for his lawyer, Robert
E. Cantwell, who accompanied him
when he stood at the bar awaiting
the Jury's verdict.
When the clerk read "We, the Jury,
a moment his calm poise was broken.
Then he looked into the faces of the
jurors who had convicted him and
j smiled, but it was a pitiful grimace
of a person who, worn out by the long
grind of the trial, was ready to accept
ONTE FOR ACtttnTTAt.
Only two ballots were taken by the
jury. The first stood eleven to one
for conviction, and on the second the
verdict of guilty was voted. G. F.
Dupper, 4253 Eberly avenue, who at
one time during the trial was said t
have been hypnotized by the "reveal
er," was the juror who held out for
acquittal. He held that it was not
improper for See to love two girls 4n
the manner that See had done. See'd
attorney stated they would carry the
case to the higher courts.
See was admitted to $5,000 bail to
day. PRANKS IN THE AIR
PLAYED BY ATW00D
Strikes Top of Washington Monu
ment bat Swerves and Laughs
art Startled Spectators.
Washington, July 14. Harry N.
Atwood of Boston flew over the city
in his aeroplane yesterday and after
a Beries of sweeping circles near the
capitol, landed at the army aviation
field at College Park, Md., whence
he had come.
After wheeling thrice around the
Washington monument Atwood sped
away in the direction of the Virginia
bills. Turning sharply he drove his
aeroplane directly at the top of the
monument, as if he intended to
knock off the aluminum top, but
when almost over the apex he shut
off his motor and came sliding down.
The crowd and police made a rush
toward the monument, but Atwood
laughingly turned on his engine
again and swept directly over their
Husband, in New York,
Turns Down Draft of
RUNNING OWN AFFAIRS
Wife in Paris With Two Daugh
ters Facing Embarrassing
Paris. July 14. Mrs. Theodore Perry
Shonts, mother of a duchess and wif6
of an American millionaire, finds her
self In Paris unable to leave her apart
ment, which she must vacate Satur
day, according to the lease, on account
of not having money to pay the usual
charges made when a tenant quits.
FAILS TO HE.NEW LEASE.
Mrs. Shonts rented an apartment op
the Avenue Jfoche several years agu
at an annual rental of $17,500, excltifc-
of taxes and other charges wturh
would run the figure much higiiei.
Obeying an urgent imperative sum
mons from her husband to return to
America she gave notice that she
would not renew the lease when tho
Mrs. Shonts'time limit for delivering
possession is Saturday. The difficulty
with her husband caused him to btop
sending the usual remittances and
when a bill for $2,000 was present-3-i
by the landlord to pay for damages
done to the apartment during the term
of the lease, Mrs. Shonts found herself
without money and unable to pay tee
SHONTS REFl'SKS DRAFT.
H. G. Archibald, her attorney, taking
compassion upon Mrs. Shonts in her
predicament, advanced the necessary
money and drew on Theodore Shorn
to reimburse himself. He was mere
than surprised when the draft wai
returned unpaid with the notation by
Shonts that he sent money to his fam
ily when he wished and "did not want
any interference from outside parties." j
The situation is most embarrassing'
for the Shontses in Paris, as not on;yi
is Mrs. fchonts laid up with bb-od i
poisoning in the foot, but Marguerife ;
is also quite ill with the same troub'e,
which developed from a scratch on the
leg by a needle which had been care
lessly left In ber goin by a dress
maker. CENSURE FOR CARNEGIE
Pcnsacola Citizens IU-f use Library
Gift Holding Money 'Talnled-"
Pensacola, Fla., July 14. The city
council has refused to appropriate
money for the maintenance of a Car
negie public library. The philan
thropist had offered $25,000 If Pen
sacola would raise one-tenth of. that
amount. The people turned down
the proposition several weeks ago on
a referendum vote. The argument
was advanced that Carnegie's money
f re j 'ft
WAR ON SEERS IS
BEGUN IN CHICAGO
Mayor Harrison Declares All
Clairvoyants Must Be Driven
From the City.
POLICE ARE GIVEN ORDERS
Obtaining Money Under False Pre
tenses to Be Charged in
Chicago, July 14. Every clairvoyant
in Chicago will be driven out of busi
ness as rapidly as the evidence against
them can be gathered, according to em
phatic statements made yesterday by
Mayor Harrison and Inspector Hunt.
City Prosecutor Mclnerney has plac
ed the matter in the hands of Edwin
Raber, his first assistant, and Mr. Ra
ber has the cases in which evidence
has already been gathered well in
hand. It is not expected that any in
surmountable obstacles will be encoun
tered, even If the fortune telling cult
attempt a fight.
"I am heartily in favor of the move
ment calling attention to the fact that
these people are again doing business,"
said Mayor Harrison. "They are all
frauds, pure and simple, and not only
have they no right to do business, but
the class of people who fall into their
hands should be protected against such
a temptation to part with their hard-
PRACTICE AGAINST TITE LAW,
"The practice of these so-called clair-
voyants is plainly against the law and
against public policy, and you may say
that this administration will do all
within "Jts power to see that they are
driven out of the city and kept out.
have not taken any action in the mat
ter personally, and do not think it will
be necessary for me to do so. The
various departments will do whatever
Is necessary without special instruc
"If it should be found that the special
laws against these people are uncon
stitutional we can dismiss the cases
brought under these sections, I believe.
and rearrest them on the plain propo
sition of obtaining money under false
pretenses," said Inspector Hunt.
SATS NONE MAKE GOOD.
"They promise that they are able to
reveal the future, reunite lost lovers,
and all that sort of thing, and take
money from all who are foolish en&ugh
to believe them, and, as everybody who
Tnfs e f e'fhafl any experience with themT
knows, they are not able to do a sin
gle one of the things they claim."
WOMAN NOT TO
HANG IN CANADA
Ottawa, July 14. The Canadian
cabinet today commuted to life im
prisonment the sentence of death
passed upon the Italian woman, An-
gelino Neapolitana, for the murder
of her husband at Sault Ste Marie.
Numerous petitions circulated in the
United States that she not be exe
cuted were received.
CONFIDENCE IN DR. WILEY
Letters Pouring Into White House
From All (tactions.
Washington, July 14. Letters nnd
telegrams expressing confidence In Dr
viley, the pure food expert and urg
ing president Taft to consider care
fully the charges against him, came
pouring Into the White house today
from all directions. Many messages
yere from commercial organizations
and others from personal friend3 of
the president and of Wiley.
The house expenditures commitiee
met and agreed on a congressional in
vestigation of the charges again at
Saragossa, July 14. Thirty per
sons were wounded last night during
encounters between strikers and
civil guards in the streets of the city.
State siege probably will be proclaimed.
DAN A. (REAMER IS VICTIM OF THE
FIRST AVIATION FATALITY IN ILLINOIS
Chicago, July 14. Dashing 65 feet, Making the turns wide for safety,
to the ground in a disabled Curliss'he went far to the south of ihe stake
biplane, Daniel A. Kraemer, amaieur
aviator, was so injured at 7:16 o'clock
last evening that he died an hour after
ward at the Iroquois Memorial hospi
tal. His fearful plunge, the first air
fatality in Illinois, was viewed by
hundreds who Lad Journeyed to the
aviation field of the Aero club of j
America. West Twenty-second street j
and South Fifty second avenue, to wit-;
cess Kraemer s attempt to qualify for
an air pilot's license, the first ever
made by a western amateur. Kraemer
was In th4? air several minutes, and at
;one time was at a 100 foot elevat'on
before the accident occurred. Tte
flight he attempted was five figure
s" around two stakes set in the
field 300 meter apart, part of the test
for the license. He had completed
cne figure and was doing the first
turn, a left-hand one, of th second,
whan the craab came. ,
Every Hour Adds to the
List in Porcupine
90 BODIES SHIPPED
Refugees Bearing Marks of
Awful Flight Flocking to
Cobalt, Ont., July 14. Every hou
adds t0 the list of dead, injured and
those rendered destitute in the fire
devastated Portcupine district, and
other property loss in probably more
than two million. The number of
dead remains largely a matter of
About 90 bodies either have been
buried or designated for shipment In
coffins now being rushed northward.
Many persons are missing from the
Men. women and children, thinly
clad and bearing marks of their
awful flight against the flames and
smothering smoke are still flocking
into the larger towns in this vicinity
and North bay.
REPORTS GROW XT HORROR.
Reports from South Porcupine
grow in horror. One survivor states
that 22 people were swept off a raft
on Porcupine lake In the storm.
Hundreds of people stood five hours
in the water, where the only breath
available was close to the water's
surface between waves, which dash
ed the spray over their heads. Many
sank beneath the waters and the first
search brought out nine bodies from
FARMERS FI.EFJ HOMES.
Sell Wood, Ont., July 14. A ser
ious bush- Are has been raging three
days along the Canadian Northern
from Subdury to Sell Wood. Mll
JUoaa -offset of timber has been de
stroyed. Farmers with families
have abandoned their homes.
MICHIGAN CONDITIONS IMPROTB.
Bay City. Mich., July 14. Forest
fires conditions are reported to be
greatly improved in Michigan today.
Tawas, Onaway and Tower are safe
for the present, but Perryvllle la
said to have been almost wiped out.
No additional loss of life Is re
ported. TERRIFIC FIGHT FOR LIFE.
North Bay, Ont., July 14. Hun
dreds of refugees are coming out ol
Porcupine on special and regular
trains and tell harrowing stories ot
terrific fights for life. Many bodies
are reported strewn along the tral'-
Six bodies were recovered from thn
Big Dome shaft, and 27 were recovered
at West Dome.
AUTO KILLS DAVILLIER
Friend of Poor of France, Who Aided
Americans In ftlege of Paris.
Paris, July 14. Baron Leopold
Davlllier, styled the friend of the
poor of France, who distributed his
huge wealth to deserving Institu
tions, was knocked down and killed
last night by an automobile In s
Paris thoroughfare. He was a prom
inent figure in American society In
Paris, because. In 1871, he placed
considerable sums at the disposal
of Minister Washburne for the bene
fit of needy Americans who were th
victims of the siege of Paris.
Gunboat to Cape Haitlen.
Washington, July 14. Because of t
serious revolutionary movement in
northern Haiti, which Is jeopardizing
-xtc-nKive American interests, the gun
boat Petrel was ordered today to Cape
and, -ing himself too far from the
course, attempted to turn lu a t'-t
limited area. As the craft swiini
around, it banked at a sharp anl,
and without warning the inside end
of the planes dropped. The inachMi:
top,lc-d, and its pilot yanked r i f
der desperately to right it and save h'
life, but It was too far gone, and, wi'e
the added speed given by 1's rapid;
whirring propeller, it shot like a bully:,
nose down, fo the earth.
Kraemer, wa AH years old and llvei
at Kreeport, 111. In the palmy dai
of cycling he was one of the grea'e-t
six-day riders in the world. His flrtl
attempt at aviation was made th'i
summT. He had made many fllg-'ij
at the club grounds. The machine I s
piloted belonged to Mr. I'lew. Mr.
Sexton announced last nlht that the
Sunday meet at the grounds bad beei)