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SIXTIETH YEAR. XO. 239.
MONDAY. JULY 24, 1911.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
CLAIMED AS A
Hines Declares Former
Saw Taft for the
LETTER IS INTRODUCED
"Only Man in Washington Who
Went to President in His
Behalf," It Reads.
Washington. July 24. Edward
Hines caused a sensation today by
testifying before the Lorinier com-!
n:i:t-e that Representative Henry S.
Uou: 11 of Illinois, now
minister to Switzerland
President Taft, regarding Lorl-
as An acceptable candidate, was
i-rxious to have him elected, and
v mi id be very glad t0 assist In his
TKLI.S OK NEW YORK TIHTS.
Today's session began with
mer's couosel questioning Hines fur
ther regarding the trips to New
Vcrk during the Lorimer Gpht in the;
tifnate. Hines declared on one of j
these trips he called on E. II. Gary
of the United States Steel corpora
tion relative to the price of the
stock of the Colorado Iron company.
Suddenly, at the Instance of his
counsel, Ilinfs produced a sheet of 1 Congress and Auditorium hotels as
paper, without letterhead, signature j "Mrs. Stroud" and "Mrs. Graves." She
r date, but which Hines swore was : made tho excursion into the Ted ligtu
Itoutell's handwriting, which read as 'district Thursday, night with three per
follows: "I should like to have the! sons. One of them left the party ear'y
e!ator know who was the only man i in the evening and the other two
hi Washington who went to the pres- J were found drugged, with about $1,0 0
nt in his behalf and brought off j iu money and jewelry missing.
I.OKIMKIt iEATOn REFEHHEU TO.
Hii:es declared the senator refer
ral tn was Lorimer and his election
the subject of the note. He said the, -Mo., ana president or the Gatlin Cun
i.ote hii.d been enclosed in anoUef . st ruction company of that city. He
ttvr from Boutell. Hines was un-Iost jewelry worth about $S00 and 50f
able to tell why Boutell did not
write the note on the le.tter. ,
Hines declared the alleged talk be
tween Taft and Boutell occurred about
ten days before I-orlmer's election
3 lines denied he threatened senators
who refused to vote against unseating
Jxjrlmer last winter.
PLEASANT TAI.K WITH BORAH
"Did your talk with Senator Boi'tn j
on the Lorimer matter end lu an on-,!
friendly manner?" Hines was askeu !
"Oh It was Dleasant. He didn't !
vote as I wanted him." was the reply.
Senator Kern called attention to a
telegram to Hines from Lynn H. Din-
Jdns, a banker of New Orleans, dalcl
last February, which read: "Do yea
want Mississippi's support on the reci
procity or Illinois matter?"
Hines said Dinklns rrobably con
fused tho Lorimer case and reciproc
ity talk. Hines denied he sought the
Influence of the Mississippi senates
on the Lorimer case.
ALWAYS OPPOSED BY TRIBl'XE.
James Keeley, general manager and
editor of the Chicago Tribune, which
first printed White's confession on
Kraft in the Illinois legislature tiiat
brought about the lorimer inquiry,
testified the Tribune always was oppos
ed to Lorimer, but had no distinct
hostility to him. Keeley said the Jos
eph Medl'.l estate was the largest
nockholder in the Tribune corporation
VEDRINE STILL IN
LEAD IN AIR RACE
I renchruAn Covers 343 Miles Today j
in Loa Than Six Hours'
Edinburgh. July 2i. Vedrlnes, the
Frenchman, maintains the lead In tLe
aviation race for the London Mail
prize. He covered 3-13 miles from
Hendon to Edinburgh this morning in
lees than six hours' flying time.
A great crowd assembled at Hen
flon this morning to witness the get
6way on the second stage from Hea
tion to Edinburgh. Through a mis
take Beaumont, who should haTe starr
ed second, got away first. Vedrlnes.
after a few excited gestures, sailed
away a few seconds later.
Thousands witnessed a splendid
spectacle as the two airmen sped
across the aerodome at such a pace
that they were soon lost to
who wa3 flying higher. wa
quickly overtaken, and when Harro- j disease here have disappeared,
fate. 1S2 miles from Hendon. was j The cholera victim was Mrs. Tain
reached. Vedrlnes had gained another j asino Mastrodenlco, who died at the
few minutes. This was repeated in detention hospital on Gallnp'a island,
stages from Harrogate to New Castle, j Mrs. Mastrodenlco took In as lodgers
CS miles, and from New Castle to Ed1- a few weeks ago two members of the
fcurgh, 93 miles. j crew of a steamer euppoeed to have
It wa$ noon befcre Weymar.n h sailed from an Italian port- The sail
tquipped his machine with a new pro-jors subsequently were taken Hi anl
roller. Then he started on a trial s vanished.
Eight , In a fickle wind. His biplane j The children of Mrs. Mastrodenlco
tucked like a broncho, but he mad; ! are under observation at the quaran
fe safe landing. Later word was rc-jtlne station, and the board of hea'.ih
ceived here that the American had la examining many persons who may
again headed for this city, going w'.ta i
he speed of a pigeon.
FeraoHt Till 7 P. WU Twnorrow for
Rock Island, Davenport, Molbaa
and V Watty.
Fair , continued - cool tonight
Highest temperature yesterday 84,
lowest last night 55, at 7 a. m. 57.
Precipitation up to 7 a. in. .39.
Velocity of -wind at 7 a. m. 16
Relative humidity at 7 p. m. 49,
at 7 a. m. 64.
Stage of water .8, a rise of .1 In
last 2 4 hours.
J. M. SHER1ER, Local Forecaster.
fProra noon today to noon tomorrow.)
Sun sets 7:19. rises 4:46; moon rises
8:43 a. el; ffc33p. to., moon In con
junction wltli'KeptTiae, passing from
west to east of the-planet.
POLICE ARE AGAIN
AFTER MRS. ROMADKA
Paroled Woman "Raffles" Charged
With Complk-ity in Slumming
Chicago, July24. Mrs. Evelyn Ro
madka, divorced wife of Charles R-
adka, a wealthy Milwaukee tr"nX
! manufacturer, known to the Chic?go
j police for her daring complicity In n
mer0UB notorlouB burglaries with Wil
liam Jones, a negro criminal, and re
cently paroled trom Joliet peniten'
tlary, has returned to her old haurts
In Chicago, and the police .are now
searching for her in connection with a
robbery committed Thursday night up-
on the members of a slumming parry
from the Congress hotel .through the
( red light district.
Through the reports to the police in
regard to her latest adventure in the.
world c. crime It developed that Mrs,
Romadka has been living at both the
j Members of the slumming patty
' w ere :
! Edmund C. Gatlin, said to be owner
of the Gatlin building, at Kansas C!.Y.
cash. He says he was drugged and
Mrs. E. H. Hardin. 17S7 Penn street,
Kansas City, now stopping at the Con
press hotel. She says she lost S0 anO
A. L. Sweeney, commercial traveler,
living at the Auditorium hotel. Ho
left the party comparatively early and
Mrs. Romada Is said to have g-uo
under the name of Mrs. Graves, a i
L"r true identity was not known unM
Saturday night, when her picture from
the rogues' gallery was identified by
Sweeney. Gatlin and Mrs. Hardin. Gat
lin left for Kansas City last night at
6 o'clock, after promising Detective
Sergeant Thomas McFarland to return
to Chicago Tuesday and take out a
warrant for Mrs. Romadka.
With the revelation of the slumming
trip came the news that Mrs. RomadK.i
has been in Chicago for several weeks
RETURN TO PLACES
All of Muscatine Factories Are Again
Operating With Full Force of
(Special to The Argus.)
Muscatine, July 24. After months
of bitter struggle, all of the button
workers In Muscatine are back at
work and all factories are running
full tilt. At the time when the
strike was at its height. Governor
Carroll advised an agreement along
certain lines, which for the most
part were followed by the factory
owners. However, one concern, the
Automatic Pearl Button works,
which employed 150 workers, refus
ed to agree to all of the items In the
treaty. So the workers held out.
Last week an agreement was reach
ed and the last of the strikers baa
gone back to work.
The plumbers wera also on strike
for some time In Muscatine and they,
too. reached an agreement last week,
CHOLERA NOW IN BOSTON
Italian Woman Lodging House Keep
er Succumbs to the Disease.
Boston. Mass, July 24. Asiatic
cholera has reached Boston and caused
(one death, while two foreign sai'orr
jwT.o ar believed to have brought the
have come Into contact with the ded
Asquith is Greeted With
Shouts of Traitor From
SPEECH IS ABANDONED
Lords Persist in Refusal to Re
store Veto Bill to Its
London, July 24. Scenes of wild dis
order marked the house of comnvms
session today. A half dozen tlrrea
Premier Asquith rose to move con
sideration of the lords' amendments
to the parliamentary bill, and each
nsT JO-toNf can rnvrm a
time he was howled down by a terrific
After trying for three quarters of an
hour to get a hearing Premier Asquiih
cut short his projected speech, and
amid the hubbub declared if the loi'ds
would not consent to restore the veto
bill even with reasonable amendments,
to substantiate its original form, the
government would be compelled to in
voke the exercise of the royal prerog
ative for the creation of new peers
STANDPATTERS CRY "TRAITOR.
The scenes were among the storm
iest ever witnessed in the house. As
he rose to speak the Premier was ap
plauded by the radical, Irish and labor
benches, but a email group of stand
patters busily chanted "Traitor! Trait
or!" Finally a strong appeal by tha
speaker caused a momentary cessatioi
of the tumult and Asquith made a
short explanation of the bill. At the
declaration to "invoke the prerogative
of the crown," the tumult was renewed
amid shouts of "Shame! "Redmond,
you're disgraced!" "You're no prlm-i
CLOSING REMARKS INAUDIBLE.
Asquith'e closing remarks were inai
dible. As he sat down he received an
ovation from hi supporters. The kit
ting' was suspended until tomorrow.
CHARGES ARE FALSE
Attorney General Answers Allegation
of Alaskan Delegate Involving
Him In Coal Frauds.
Washington, July 24. Attorney Gen
eral Wlckersham today branded as
falsehoods the charges of Delegate
WlokerahAjn of Alaska that the attor
ney general had "shielded Alaskan
criminals," and had allowed the statute
of limitations to run la the alleged
ooal contract fraud case. These and
other empbstlo d eel aimers were made
before the house committee on judi
ciary as an answer to the delegate's
Sugar Price Up.
New Tork, July 24. AH grades of
refined sugar advanced 10 cents a hun
dred pounds today.
. v r ilfayUVp-' CHICAQO'J" SIGHT IN JTY1
woriStRL, . . .
RAINS OF SUNDAY
SAVE CORN CROP
Middle and Northwest Drench
ed in a Storm Long
PREDICT PROSPEROUS YEAR
Downpour Begins Beyond Rocky
Mountains and Takes in 12
States in Its Sweep.
Chicago July 24. Rain which drench
ed Illinois and many adjoining states
was worth million- of dollars to the
country. Had it been a rain of real
money the farmer could not have been
More than a dozen states in the north
and middle west all of the corn belt
had rain, and all needed it to save
the corn. According to agriculturists,
the corn will develop with one final
spurt. The result, they say, will be an
era of prosperity far more concrete
than anything to come from the reci
Beginning just west of the Rocky
WOMAN'S FOOT IS GETTING
mountains, in Idaho and northern Mon.
tana, the rainstorm sept across the
country, touching some states lightly
and treating others, where it was need
ed most, to a steady downpour that
made the countryside hilarious.
STRICTLY "CORN" RAIN.
Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa,
Kansas and Missouri all received the
kind of a rain corn raisers have been
wishing for during the past weeks. In
diana, Michigan and Ohio are due to
get their rain today. It also rained
yesterday In Florida, North Carolina
and Alabama, but that was another
storm entirely. This was strictly a
For the last two weeks the Chicago
weather bureau has been besieged by
i corn raisers to know when they might
expect a rain. Each day they grew
more insistent. Saturday was the first
time the observer was able to give
Except the little thunderstorm in
widjely scattered districts, this was the
first rain since July 19, and the storm
then amounted to but little. It had
been two weeks since the corn was
treated to a real rain.
Wealthy Merchant Drowned.
La Crosse, Wis., July 24. F. A. Wen
zel, a wealthy merchant and manufac
turer, was drowned in the Mississippi
yesterday when a squall overturned his
New York, July 24. Bloodhounds
are aiding the detectives searching to
day for the highwaymen who made an
attempt to wreck a train near Valley
Stream, Ixcg Island, last night. A 15
car passenger train crowded with
pleasure seekers was speeding into the
city when the engineer saw an obstruc
tion on the track. He threw on the
brakes and brought the train to a stop
within a few feet of the obstruction. A
tie had been planted In a hole dug be
tween the rails and tilted toward the
approaching locomotive. It has been
firmly spiked down between two ties
and then securely tied by ropes.
State-Wide Prohibition is
Beaten by Only 5,000
IS SLAP AT BAILEY
Result of Election Is T. M.
Campbell Will Be His Op
ponent for Senator.
Houston, Tex., July 24. Chairman
Ball of the state-wide prohibition com
mittee today conceded that the anti
prohibitionists will have 5,000 majority
in the face of the present returns of
Dallas, Tex., July 24 The anti-prohibitionists
are still leading on the offi
cial returns in the Texas state-wide
prohibition election, according to re
ports received by the Associated Press
early. The first additional returns to
day slightly increased the antlprohi
bition lead, but not sufficiently to as
sure them a victory. Their majority
is still under 4,000.
ADVANTAGE WTTII TJRYS.
An analysis of the vote is viewed byy
political leaders as significant of two
First, that once a man is a "pro" he
Is always a "pro." This conclusion Is
reached by the fact that the local op
tion counties changed front very little
in Saturday's vote, as compared with
the vote In past local option elections,
and where any change was noticeable
It waa mostly an increase In the "pro"
Second, the vote is looked upon as a
direct slap at both United States Sena
tor J. W. Bailey and Governor Colquitt
and his administration.
FAILS TO RETURN.
The liquor interests of Texas threw
their support to Bailey in his recent
vindication and also lent him their un
divided support in several public move
ments looking to his humiliation. It
was given out through the leaders of
the liquor interests that Bailey prom
ised to return to Texas and lend his i
personal support on the stump when
the fight for state-wide prohibition
came up. This he failed to do.
The "pros," while accepting his si
lence as indicative of the fact that be
was going to be neutral, nevertheless
arrayed themselves the more solidly.
The anti-Bailey men, seeing an oppor
tunity to strike hard at Bailey, threw
their liquor convictions to the wind
and voted with the "pros" In order to
get even with Bailey.
The result of the election mean that
T. M. Campbell, late governor, will be
Bailey's opponent for senator at the
Illinois Pioneer is Dead.
Vandalia. July 24. James A. Boggf?,
aged 81, died here of cancer. He help
ed build the first Illinois state capiril
building, now used as the Fayei'e
BEATTIE IS HELD
FOR WIFE MURDER
Consin of Accnsed Virginian
Confesses Buying Shot
gun and Cartridge.
TAKES THE MATTER COOLLY
"Woman in the Case" Tolls of First
Meeting With Man Charged
With Richmond Killing.
Richmond, Va., July 24. With Henry
C. Beattie, Jr., and his cousin, Paul D.
Beattie, under arrest, and a signed
statement from the latter that he
bought for his cousin the shot gun with
which young Mrs. Henry C. Beattie
was killed in their possession, the po
lice have set about to strengthen as
far as possible their case against the
Beattie has been cool and apparent
ly undisturbed since his arrest Satur
day night. He did not seem surprised
when informed of the statement made
by his cousin, but said nothing to In
dicate that he would abandon the story
he has told from the first that his
wife wds shot to death by a strange
man from the roadside while seated
beside him in his automobile. Paul
Beattie went into convulsions when ar
rested and was unconscious for some
ncsnANn will de held.
The coroner's Inquest was resumed
Saturday. Whatever may be the re
sult of the inquiry, the police declare
they will hold the husband for trial.
They believe the crime was committed
by one man, and Paul Beattie will be
held as a witness. His signed state
ment, secured by the police, and upon
which they based their arrest, was In
part as follows:
"I, Taul D. Beattie, state that durlns
the week of July 10, Henry C. Beattie
asked me to buy him a shot gun, where
upon I asked him what he wanted It
for, but he did not tell me. I told him
that I would, whereup I went to a pawn
shop and priced a single barreled shot
gun, the kind he had advised me to
get, and on the following Saturday
night, about 10:15 o'clock, which was
July 15, 1911, in company with Henry
C. Beattie, in his automobile, I went
to the paw n shop and secured the gun,
paying $2.50, and delivering the gun to
Henry C. Beattie, whereupon we both
got into the automobile and he brought
me home, arriving at home about 11:15
p. m. July 15.
"I also 6tate that I bought three
shells on the afternoon of July 15,
1911, and gave them to Henry C.
MESSAGE TO FATHER.
Henry Clay Beattie, Jr., who Is under
arrest charged with the killing of his
young wife, sent a message to his fath
er in which he declared "absolutely un
true" in every particular the signed
statement of Paul Beattie, his cousin,
to the effect that, he had bought the
shot gun with which it is alleged Beat
tie shot his wife on a lonely road near
In her testimony before the coron
er's jury, Beulah BInford, the "other
woman In the case," contradicted Beat
tie in many particulars as to the tat
ter's movements during the past few
weeks and laid bare the details of her
relations with the accused husband.
She said she went motoring with Beat,
tie the night before tho murder, and
was with him until midnight. She had
met him four times in two weeks at
resorts, she said.
GIRL ONLT 13.
The girl told of meeting Beattie four
years ago when she was only 13 years
old and of his sending her to St. Mary's
academy at Alexandria. After being at
school one month, she continued, Bhe
"got lonesome" and returned home.
She told of the birth of a child at Ra
leigh, N. C., in 1909. The baby, which
had been put in the care of a Rich
mond family, died there the following
year, and the girl said she understood
Beaitie paid the funeral expenses.
Tho witness declared that her rela
tions w-ith Beattie were broken off en
tirely before his marriage, but that j
she met him in Norfolk two months i
ago and followed him to Richmond, in ,
spite of bis protests. Since her ar- j
rival he had seen her frequently, she
said, and had sent her money with !
which to buy furniture for a home.
The examination brought out no direct
reference to the murder.
Morse Fights for Liberty.
New Orleans, July 24. Charles
Morse has appealed to the United
States circuit court from the recent
decision of Judge William T. New
man of Atlanta, when he was denied
a habeas corpus writ to obtain his
freedom from the Atlanta prison.
Women Are Discharged.
Complaints filed by Esther Doyle
and Mrs. Robert Doyle against Ruth
Petcher and Mrs. Coyne, respective-'
ly, for disorderly conduct were dls-'
missed this morning by Police Mag- i
lstrate C. J. Smith, when evidence
had been secured from several wo
men residing in the neighborhood.
Debating Wool Bill.
Washington, July 24. Debate on
the Underwood wool bill begin in the
senate today. The democratic sen
ators will hold a caucus tomorrow or
Wednesday to consider the wool re-rleion.
IN TURK CITY
Constantinople Suffers the
During Observance of Constitu
tion Anniversary Flames
Constantinople, July 24. A confls
ration which started yesterday aftev
noon was controlled at 2 this morning.
It Is believed the work of political in
cendiaries. It broke out simultaneous
ly at several points in Stamboul while
the people were celebrating the anni
versary of the new constitution. Two
square miles of the city was devasta
ted. Over five thousand houses werd,
destroyed, mostly wooden buildings,
but several important stone structures
were ruined. The European quarter
at no time was in danger. i
NOTHING LEFT STANDING.
The most formidable blaze started
near the ministry of war and was
borne by a strong wind through the
residential section on the southern
coast. From the square in front of the
war ministry east of the center of
Stamboul to the Sea of Marmora on
the south, practically nothing was left
standing. The disaster was the great
est since the great fire In Pera, the Eu
ropean quarter, In 1870.
DAY PASSES AWAY
Mrs. Vaughn n's Appeal to Confeder
ate Women In 1805 Is Re
called by Death. '
Washington, July 24. Mrs. Sue
Landon Vaughan, whose appeal to
the women of the falling confeder
acy to decorate tho graves of their
soldier dead before the battle-Bcarred
banners were given up to the enemy
at the little town of Jackson, Miss.,
In April, 1865, gave birth to the pres
ent Decoration day exercises, Is dead
at the Eastern Star Masonic home
here of the Infirmities of old age.
Just before the close of the war,
Mrs. Vaughan wrote a stirring letter
urging confederate women to decor
ate the graves of their dead before
the confederate states passed Into
history. Her appeal met with im
mediate response, and several weeks
later, April 26, 1865, was formally
recognized as Confederate Memorial
Three years later, May 30, 1868,
the union states adopted the custom
of decorating the graves of the sol
dier dead and Decoration day be
came general throughout the coun
try. Mrs. Vaughan was born In 1836
at Rock Bridge, Va. She was a des
cendant of John Adams, second pres
ident of the United States.
BILL OF PARTICULARS
DENIED LABOR MEN
tiompers, Mitchell and Morrison Al
lowed to Knter Oral I'leaa of
Washington, July 24. Gompers,
Mitchell and Morrison, the labor
leaders, were denied a bill of par
ticulars In the contempt cae. by Jus
tice Wright today. Late this after
noon, a?.er disposing of the defend
ants' inction that they be allowed
to plead net guilty orally Instead of
in writing, the case will probably go
over till next fall.
PUT STEEL TRUST'S
PACT IN THE RECORD
Copy of Irowlafl Agreement Is Ii
troflucif at Coiumitu-e Hear
in !' Washington.
Washington, July 21. When thi
house steel trust committee icsair.ed
its session today Chairman Htan'cy
put in the record a copy of an lroo-cl'j 1
agreement by which the Steel Plate As
sociation of the United States was ent
ered Into Nov. 9. 1900. Eleven grtu
steel companies entered Into the
agreement and apportioned amon?
themselves all shipments of toel
The agreement bound the members
to make Bales between parties to a
contract at pool prices.
Pius Is III.
Rome, July 24. Pope Pius has tak
en cold and is suffering from a oro(
throat and hoarseness. t