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SIXTY-FIRST YEAR. NO. 76.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 18, 1912. TWELVE PAGES.
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CH1A THRONE D
A BIG GAINER
Party Increases Strength
in the Reichstag by
BREAK OLD COALITION
tion Loses Control of the
Bertta. Jan. TS. Returns from yea
trdayB relchstag election so far show
tha socialists made a net rain of 24
Beat, tba conservatives lout IS, the
centrists lost six. the national liberals
lost 13 and the radical lost 12. There
will be a total of 223 reballots, and
upon the rwmlt of these depends the
character of the new relchstag.
Later reports give the socialists a
gain of 28 iwiU. Of those eight were
captured from the radicals, nine from
the conuorvatlveH, ulue from the na
tional liberal, and two from the cen
trist. OLD COALITION LORES.
The conservative-clerical coalition,
which has hud uncontrolled domina
tion of parliament Hi nee the fall of
Von Buelow, probably has lost Us
absolute majority. However, a com
bination of the two powerful parties
must still !e reckoned with as the
factor In the relchstag.
0 J V c3
PUT OVER BY
Senator Declares Votes
Reward for Political
Favors by Him.
GIRL CONFESSES DUPING
MANY MEN IN LOVE GAME
Denver, CoL, Jan. 13. Miss Kay
Livingston, 24 years old, who Is In
Jail here, following her arrest by
postomr Inspectors In Cheyenne,
Vyo., on a chargu of fraudulent use
of the mulls today confessed to dup
ing scores of men In various parts of
the country out of small sums on
Xroroise of marriage. Fhe used
newspapers freely in advertising for
correspondents, and youths, middle
aged men, ministers, doctors aud
particularly lalore"a, according to
her own statements, became her vic
tims. The pohtofllce Inspectors
found hundreds of incriminating let
ters In ber rooms. The woman al
legos she came here from Amarillo,
Texas, and b:oh that at one time she
FORGED TO GRIME,
Declares That He Tried to Quit
Career, but Was Not Al
lowed to Do So.
HE HAD GONE TOO FAR
AUTO INTO RIVER;
FIVE LOSE LIVES
Such Was Warning Given, He Claims
by Maui Who Wanted An
other Job Done.
Forecast Till -7 P. M. Tomorrow, fo
Rock Island, Davenport, Molina,
Unsettled weather ' with probabll
light snow tonight or Sunday. Warm
er tonight, colder Sunday night. The
lowest temperature tonight will be
about JO degrees above zero.
Temperature at 7 a. m. 2. High-
estjesteraay -o. lo.est n D1B jTRAGEDY AT TRENTON, N. J.
Velocity of wind at 7 a. m. S miles i
Relative humidity at 7
Chauffeur, Numbed by Cold,
Unable to Control Steering
Wheel of Machine.
State Plans to Demand That
Bail Be Refused as Court
Adjourns Two Days.
SHE FAILS TO TESTIFY
CALLS WHITE PERJURER
Declares Former Representa
tive Sells Himself to Tribune
to Aid Conspiracy.
Defendant Does Xot Tell Her Sui
cide Theory, as Her Attorney
Indianapolis, Jan. 13. Descriptions
of how Ortie McManlgal, with a suit-
was clerk In a Chicaxo wholesale mu- case filled with explosive and time
sic house iind was employed by the! fuse, sneaked about the streets of
Chicago Dally News. When she be-
gan oporntions here fhe did not get
hr mall in this city, but had it for
warded to Rock Sprlntis, Wyo., then
to Cheyanna, Wyo., and sul'seijuently
to Columbus, Neb., Jrand Island,
Neb., and small towns In the vicinity
BUILDINGS IN EASTERN
LEPER COLONY BURNING
Point Judith, R. I., Jun. 1". A mes
sage from the wlrelobs station at Tenl
keso Island, which la usnd as the
Massachusetts leper colony, states the
buildings there are burning.
STEAMER HITS ICE; SINKS;
TWO PASSENGERS DROWN
Little Kock, Ark., Jan. 13. The
steamer Nettle Johnson today struck
heavy Ice in Iifike lAUguille and sank.
Two passengers were drowned. Four
Wen others were rescued, badly
frozen, and are In a serious condition.
p. m. 83
and at 7 a. m. 75.
J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
i Two Men and Three Young Women
Are the Victims in an Eurly
(From noon today to noon tomorrow.)
Sun sets 4:53, rises 7:23; moon rises
8:29 a. m.
FIRE WRECKAGE GIVES
UP BODY OF CHIEF WALSH
New Y ork, Jtu. 13. The body of
lUitta'lon Chief Waibb, who lost his
life lu tho f.ro that destroyed the
Equlta'.iie I.lfo Assurance society
buildii,r-. was found this afternoon.
Rev. Mr. Morgan Dies In Paris.
Pari?, Jan. 13. Rev. Dr. John P..
Morgan of the American church of the
Holy Trinity, on the Aveuue De Lal
ma, died suddenly today.
CHINA THRONE TO
RETIRE TO JEHOL
Fein. Jan. 13. Abdication of the
throi e has been practically decided
cn this afternoon and retirement to
Jehol wlli take place almost Immedi
ately. The .Mandr.i princes, officials
and sold'ii rs a,;ree this I the only
coi.rse up n to the throne.
WuMiinton, Jan. 13. Nius hun
dred mi u of the I'niteJ States ma
rine corp. it was learned today, at
present urc In China. They were
rilfpauhrd there irom the Philippines
la ku.all numbers since last October.
Pittsburgh and Buffalo and met men
who discussed or pointed out "open
shop" Jobs that were to be blown up,
were given to the federal grand jury.
Photographs of wrecked places,
which were forwarded to John J. Mc
Namara, were displayed to the Jurors.
XAMES KKIT SECRET.
Several witnesses from Buffalo and
Pittsburgh, whose names were with
held, were questioned In an effort to
discover who was Involved with Mc
Manigal in explosions there. The con
fessed dynamiter made three visits to
Buffalo, the first In July, los, when
he blew up a bridge.
It developed that McNamara, as
secretary-treasurer of the Interna
tional Association of Bridge and
Structural Iron Workers, obtained
whenever possible photographs of
structures which McManlgal blew up
In order to keep a check on the dyna
miter in paying him "fees" out of the
$I,tK)0 a month allowed McNamara
for "organizing purposes." Many of
these photographs are In the lands
of the government.
FORCED TO COXTISUE.
Just before he went to Buffalo Mc
Manlgal asserts he tried to quit the
dynamiting business, but he was vis
ited at his home in Chicago by a man
whose name has not yet been publicly
connected with the conspiracy, but
who is known to the government.
"This man told me I dldn t dare to
quit because, on account of my earlier
Jobs, they had it on me,'' 6a!d Mc
"He told me I had gone too far and
I would have to stick to it. Finally
we both went to Buffalo. The man
with me said he wanted to get to
Canada before the explosion.
"I took the dynamite out of my
suitcase and planted It with a 60-foot
fuse. It blew up that night."
MRS. BANCROFT LOSES A
POINT IN DIVORCE CASE
Wilmington, Del., Jan. 13. At
torneys for Mrs. Madeline Du Pont
Bancroft, who is defending her name
In the divorce suit brought by her
husband, John Bancroft, Jr., lost a
big point yesterday when the court
allowed the Introduction into the evi
dence of a letter written by Mrs.
Bancroft to her sister-in-law, Mrs.
Trenton, N-. J., Jan. 13. Two men
and three women were drowned this
morning when an automobile in which
they were riding ran into an. artificial
stream of water just outside the city
limits. The dead:
DONALD LEED, eon of Former Su
preme Court Justice Leed.
CHESTER A. V ANCLE EF, an auto
OX SUA HP CURVE.
The accident happened at a point
where there is a sharp bend In the
Pauline Bancroft Chadwick. which
shed light on the marital troubles of jroad. t is believed Chauffeur Fos
thA Bancrofts This letter waa writ-who escaped death, had become
ten soon after Mrs. Bancroft had Bu- numb from cold and was unable to
en birth to the child whose alleged i contro1 the steering wheel.
ILLINOIS GIRL LEAPS
BEFORE TRAIN; KILLED
Pana, 111.. Jan. 13. Miss Mary
Schellmann, ased 16 years. Jumped In
front of a fast freight train In the
yards here yesterday and was instant
ly killed. The girl mas seen by sev
eral to cover her face with her hands
and leap before the engine. Her
parents reside In the old country and
she lived with her aunt.
father, Max Hlebler, Jr., has been'
named as co-respondent in the di
vorce case. In the letter Mrs. Ban
croft makes a confession. The at
torneys for Mrs. Bancroft fought the
admission of this letter on the
ground that it was a privileged com
munication. It is a rambling sort
of missive, with Just enough se
quence to show what the person writ
ing It meant to convey. Before the
admission of the letter It had been
the intention of the attorneys for
the defense to make a complete de
nial of the statutory charge, but
they appear to have changed their
minds and will make the defense on
the point that Bancroft has not come
into court with clean hands and,
therefore, be should have no stand
ing in law. In other words, the at
torneys w-111 try the present suit and
the "recrimination suit" brought by
Mrs. Bancroft against her husband
at the same time. In Delaware, the
lawyers explain a "recrimination
suit" Is not a denial, but Is another
manner of Baying, "if I am guilty.
you are Just as guilty, and neither of
us should be punished." The attor
neys for the defense will continue
their fight on the letter. They will
not deny Its authenticity, but will
assert that it was written when Mrs.
Bancroft did not have complete con
trol of her senses.
The bodies of Donald Reed and the
two girls were recovered this after
noon. Two bodies axe yet to be re
PHILADELPHIA HAS A
$200,000 FIRE TODAY
Philadelphia, Jan. 13. Fire today
destroyed the building on Market
street occupied by the General Film
company and damaged adjoining
buildings. The loss is $200,000.
START ON THE PLANS FOR
THE G. 0. P. CONVENTION
Chicago, Jan. 13. A sub-committee
of the republican national committee
met here today to make arrangements
for the national convention. Harry
S. New, chairman of the sub-commit
tee, presided. .
Posse on Trail of Negro.
Denver. Colo., Jan. 13. A posse is
searching the outlying district north
of Denver for a negro who attacked
Miss Effa Hazlett, a school teacher,
on the prairie last night. She was
lured by a telephone message offering
hr a position as eoverness.
TAFT NOW EVEN
Washington, Jan. 13. President
Taft, It was figured at the department
of Justice today, has now equalled the
record of Roosevelt's administrations
for trust prosecutions under the Sher
man law. The otal number is 44.
In Roosevelt's seven years 18 bills in
equity were filed, 25 Indictments re
turned and one forfeiture proceeding
begun. In less than three years of
the Taft administration there ahve
been 22 civil suits and a like number
Washington, Jan. 13. Senator Wil
liam Lorlmer undertook yesterday
afternoon to give the motives which
influenced each of the 108 members
of the Illinois legislature who voted
As Elbrldge Hanecy, his attorney,
called off the names in alphabetical
order, Senator Lorimer told the sena
torial committee Investigating his
election some little Incident or inci
dents which he said shed light on the
reasons which prompted each particu
lar legislator to vote as he did.
HIS RECITAL, IS EFFECTIVE.
Many of the stories relating to his
friendship with members of the legis
lature, particularly with Chicago demo
crats, were of an intimate nature. The
senator told in a simple but wonder
fully effective manner of his relations
with "Manny" Abrahams, "Pete" Gal-
ligan, John Broderick, John Griffln
and other democrats who flocked to
the Lorimer standard.
Senator Lorimer said he gained the
friendship of "Manny" Abrahams by
getting temporary peddlers' permits
for scores of Abrahams' Jewian
friends who were unable to pay the
$5 license fee. Mr. Lorimer explained
the devotion of others who voted for
him by his willingness at all times to
get Job3 for their friends who were in
need. Altogether during his political
career Senator Lorimer said he had
probably provided from 0,000 to 8,000
men with jobs.
DEXEEX IS ACCUSED.
Mention of his part In defraying
expenses of those accused in the bri
bery exposures caused members of
the committee to question Senator
Lorimer regarding whether he be
lieved the state's attorney, the grand
ury and the courts were Involved in
the alleged conspiracy against him.
Senator Lorimer declared that the
chief conspirators were Governor De-
neen and the Chicago Tribune. He
said that State's Attorney Wayman,
the Cook county grand jury and
State's Attorney Burke and the Sanga
mon county grand jury also were in
The senator asserted that Charles
A. White .perjured himself in return
for the $3,500 paid him by the Chicago
Tribune; that H. J. C. Beckemeyer
and D. Wr. Holstlaw perjured them
selves to get rid of indictments threat
ened against them.
Senator Lorimer carefully side
stepped when the question was asked
him whether he believed that these
men got money In return for some
thing other than their Lorimer vote.
He said he believed Michael Link's
statement that he got nothing for his
The senator said he didn't know
whether he believed Link's statement
that he received a mysterious gift of
$1,900. When the question was asked
whether he believed Holstlaw got any
money from Senator Broderick Sena
tor Lorimer said he wouldn't believe
Holstlaw's testimony on any subject.
PROSECUTOR AGAIXST HIM.
During the afternoon Senator Lorl
mer made these statements:
I am convinced that the whole ma
chinery of the state's attorney's of
fice was used at the behest of the Chi
cago Tribune to .destroy me and not
to put Lee O'Nell Browne in the pen
"I believe Beckemeyer made his
statement to escape the indictment
that was brought against him."
WHITE CLASSED A CROOK.
"When the man (Link) was offered
his choice between his right to liberty
on the one hand and being destroyed
and sent to the penitentiary he testi
fied to what they wanted him to tes
"I have no more doubt that they
(The Tribune) bought and paid for
the White story and that he commit
ted perjury when he testified that he
got $1,000 for voting for me than
have that I am sitting on this plat
The senatorial committee did not
hold a session today. Senator Lorl
mer'a direct examination will be con
Chicago, Jan. 13. The state's attor
ney's office, which is Investigating the
killing of Charles B. Morrow, was to
day informed by Dr. Arthur W. Mor
row, a nephew of the dead man, that
three attempts had heen made to
shoot him. He Is one of the witnesses
who has testified In the preliminary
hearing of the widow, Mrs. Rene Mor
row. Dr. Morrow said three different
times he heard bullets whizz by him.
He also says he received a threaten
ing letter telling him to change hl9
OVER FOLK IN
A STATE GALL
Supporters of the Speaker
Control Missouri Com
mittee Fixing Date.
GOES TO A DEADLOCK
Meeting to Name Delegates to
Baltimore Convention Will
Be Held Feb. 20.
Chicago, Jan. 13. Anticipating that
Mrs. Rena B. Morrow will be held to
the grand Jury for the murder of her
husband, the state yesterday planned
to have her remanded to jail without
bail until the case la adjudicated.
Court adjourned last evening with
the attorneys still arguing. The hear
ing had to be continued until Monday
afternoon. Judge Fake Indicated that
will be the final session. The conten
tion over ball promises to be as spirit
ed as any feature of the hearing.
Friends of the defendant commented
on the absence of Mrs. Leonard J.
Lamson, wife of the prisoner's bonds
man, from yesterday's session. Pre
viously Mrs. Lamson occupied the seat
at the right of the defendant. More
discussion was indulged over the fail
ure of the defendant to take the stand
and explain the auicide theory she ad
vanced to the police. Before the state's
case was fully developed Attorney
Charles E. Erbsteln made dally an
nouncements that Mrs. Morrow would
be his best witness.
OVERLOOKED HOLE IX VEST.
Dr. Charles C. Beerly, one of the phy
sicians summoned In the hope that he
could aid the Injured man, created con
sternation in the camp of the prosecu
tion by a declaration that "Morrow
must have committed suicide." But
the value of his testimony was dimin
ished when he admitted that the bullet
perforated vest offered In evidence had
escaped his notice. He asserted Mor
row wore only a coat. He also ac
knowledged he hadn't observed the
wound In the left breast and presumed
Morrow killed himself by shooting
himself in the head.
John A. Sizer. past master of the
Thomas J. Turner lodge of Masons,
said the defendant spurned his sug
gestion of cremating the body of Mor
row. Arthur Bennett and his son. J.
E. Bennett, testified to Morrow telline
them he used to travel with Buffalo
Bill's show and could discharge fire
arms with either hand.
Attorney Cuthbert D. Potts was call
ed in rebuttal to show he had been
consulted by the inventor with a view
of making Mrs. Morrow turn back the
property conveyed to her.
LAWYERS MAKE PLEAS.
In his closing address Mr. Northun
laid stress on the failure of the de
fense to offer as witnesses the medical
experts who examined the body after
Its exhumation in the hope of showing
it to be a case of suicide. He also
pointed out the quarrel between Mor
row and his wife immediately before
the shots were fired and the inability
of Mrs. F. H. W'oods, a boarder, to find
Mrs. Morrow until 10 minutes later,
when the defendant stood In her room
In her night dress.
Erbstein dwelt on the character wit
nesses who vouched for Mrs. Morrow,
ana was attacking the state's witness
es, especially Harry Gilmore u-hpn
Judge Fake Informed him he could con
clude his argument at the next ses
St. Louis, Jan. 13. The demo
cratic state committee la In a dead
lock over a date for a convention to
select delegates to the Baltimore
convention. Champ Clark's support
ers want Feb. 15 chosen, but Folk's
men want sometime in March, so as
to give the country voters a chance
to express their will at primaries or
The committee finally decided to
call the convention meet at Joplln
WILSOX TO MICHIGAN.
Trenton, N. J, Jan. 13. Governor
Woodrow Wilson will leave next
Wednesday for a trip to the west, and
will Bpeak at Detroit, Ann Arbor and
Grand Rapids, Mich. He expects to
visit Illinois and Wisconsin later, but
the itinerary has not yet been ar
ranged. CHIPERF1ELD FILES PETITIONS.
Springfield, 111., Jan. 18. Petitions
of Representative B. M. Chlperfleld of
Canton as a candidate for the repub
lican nomination of congressman-at-large
were filed this morning.
VARDAMAX IS CLE. RED.
Jackson, Miss., Jan, 13. Former
Governor and United States Senator
Elect James K. Vardaman was exon
erated of all blame in alleged Irreg
ularities concerning handling of ex
ecutive contingent funda when the
joint legislative investigating com
mittee reported. Both houses
adopted the report.
OVER THE MIDDLE WEST
Chicago, Jan. 13. Warmer weather
is the promise the weather bureau
made today. From nearly all points
in the west came reports of rising
temperature with indications of snow.
A prediction of 15 below zero for
Chicago today was not fulfilled, the
lowest being but one below at mid
night. Since that time there has been
a steady rise.
Chinook winds today prevailed gen
erally throughout Montana.
WOMAN DIES IN A FIRE;
SISTER BADLY BURNED
McGregor, Iowa, Jan. 13. Martha
Benyon, aged 80, was burned to death
and her sister, two years younger, re
ceived injuries from which it is said
she cannot recover, when the farm
house, 12 miles w'est of here, waa de
stroyed by fire. The two women were
PRESIDENT ACCEPTS THE
RESIGNATION OF BACON
Washington, Jan. 13. President
Taft today accepted the resignation
of Robert Bacon as ambassador to
France. In his letter the president
expresses regret and compliments
Bacon on his services as ambassador.
Bacon resigned to accept appointment
as a fellow of Harvard university.
I0WAN IS CONVICTED OF
THE MURDER OF TWO MEN
Rockwell City. Iowa, Jan. 13. Clif
ford Wilson today was convicted of
the murder of James White, 80, and
his son, Matthew White, aged 40.
The tragedy occurred at Sac City,
Icwa, and followed a quarrel.
Boy Fatally Burned.
Oswego, 111., Jan. 13 Herbert Re
bel, 9, son of Albert Rebel, this morn
ing attempted to start a fire with
gasoline sold to him mistakenly for
coal oil- In consequence of an explo
sion he was fatally burned. His
parents rushed to his aid and were
BOY DIES ATTEMPTING
TO SAVE PLAYMATE
Hobart, Ind., Jan. 13. Walter
Moll, 7, and Albert Lee, 11, wero
killed last night when crossing the
Pennsylvania tracks. Moll was on
a sled and being drawn by Lee when
the train approached. Instead of
attempting to save himself Lee tug
ged at the rope In an effort to res
cue bis companion. The sled stuck
fast and both boys were killed.
BURGLARS BLOW VAULTS
AND FIRE ON CITIZENS
Newport Beach, Cal., Jan. 13.
Burglars blew open the safe of the
State bank here this morning and
are said to have escaped with sev
eral thousand dollars. They also
blew the safe In the postoffice. The
robbers got away after a revolver
duel with residents.
LOSERS TO TURKS
Rome, Jan. 13. Stories of defeats
and heavy losses sustained by the Ital
ians in Tripoli are told in private let
ters from soldiers at the front.
Fights the official dispatches claimed,
as Italian victories are said to be the
reverse. One letter say that in one
battle regiments of grenadiers and
bersaglieri were nearly wiped out of
existence. On another occasion the
Italians ran out of ammunition and
the enemy, being well supplied, killed
and wounded 100 soldiers.