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THE TIM EH FOUNDED 1MB. WHOLE. DUMBER 18,573. RICHMOND, VA., WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29, 1911. THE WEATHER TO-UAV-Cloadr. PRICE TWO CENTS, Strenuous Debate Ex? pected at House Caucus. TARIFF REVISION I WILL BE ISSUE Committee Appointments Likely Also to Cause Commotion. Leaders Hopeful, However, That Assignments Will Be Generally Accepted by Members. Washington, March 2S.?Next Satur- j ? lay night's caucus of the Democrats , of the House bids fair to he a lively event, If the question of tariff proce? dure la broached. It may be that the caucus will be so busy approving or criticizing committee assignments, how- j ever, that the broader questions will j have to be deferred to a later meet- ; in*. The Committee on Ways and Means. ! which will present the list of commit- j tecmcn and chairmanships, does not j apprehend any serious trouble over the j selections, however. The members be? lieve that In the nature of things the caucus will feel bound to accept the j work of the committee as a whole. ( Mnre to dissect It would bo to brln^ j chaos. They argue that they were charged by the caucus last winter with the task of framing the committees, to the best of their ability, taking all things Into consideration, and that an under? taking of this character, being bated upon a balancing and distributing of conflicting claims and flcslres, must he accepted or rejected In its entirety. Uncurbed Debate nil Tnrln*. No such pent-up L'tlca con tines the powers of the caucus as to tariff ques? tions, however, and there is bound to be division of opinion among the rank and file as to procedure in the direc? tion of tariff revision. It will be a conflict. It is thought between the elder statesmen and the new? comers. The Committee on Ways and Means Is expected to recommend that after passing the Canadian reciprocity bill the work of the extra session shall be confined to the revision of one or possibly two schedules?wool and cot? ton, perhaps. The new men, fresh from the people and eager for a record, may Insist upon yoing further In re? sponse to what they may deem tho demand of the public for immediate relief, and this will be the subject of argument before the caucus. "Do It now!" is expected to be the cry of the new men. and they will have to be reasoned with by the elder statesmen of tho party, who will urge that the time is not auspicious for a general revision of the tariff, as the committee is not in possession of suffi? cient details upon which to work in such a highly technical undertaking as a broad revision. The committee has the facts upon which to base a revision of the woolen schedule?that is to say, a broad and general .survey of the situation regard? ing the production and manufacture of wool and woolen goods. And yet this information is declared to be of only the most general character, war? ranting amending of schedule K In what might properly be termed an ex? perimental manner. Attack to He Made on Steel. An attack upon tho steel schedule is expected as one of the features of this session. The American Federation of Dabor is behind this movement and is very much in earnest. Tho first move will be for an investigation of the steel trust, a continuation of the efforts of fast session, which came to naught. Mr. Stanley, of Kentucky, who is the principal In this move has be*n plaoed on the Committee on Rules, and feels confident of his ability to induce that committee to bring out a resolution authorizing the investigation. By this means the labor men hope to attract public attention to the steel schedule and ultimately to get action on it. NEW TREATY_NEARLY READY Arbitration Mcnnure May Tie SUOmitted nt Extra Session. Washington, D. C. March 28.?Such rapid progress is being made in draft? ing tho new arbitration treaty with Great Rritaln that President Taft to? day expressed the hope that he will bo able to submit the document to the Senate at the coming extra session of Congress. The work of preparing ? the treaty Is in the hands of Secretary of Stato Knox, and the British ambassador, Mr. Rryce. and the framers of the treaty hope to make it a model for nil such treaties in the future. Each word that goes to make up the text Is given the fullest consideration. Tho treaty Is expected to be brief, and free from ambiguity. It will provide for arbitration on practically every dispute thnt can possibly arise. It will include matters of national honor. President Taft Is delighted over the prospect of the rat? ification of this agreement, and will regard It as one of fhe greatest suc? cesses of his administration. He has strong hopes that Franco and other European powers may eventually be? come parties to such an agreement with the United Stntcs, and thus make war with this country practically im? possible. STEAMER STILL AGROUND report* Indicate Thnt the liuckenbaoh In In ScrlniiH Predicament. Tampa. Fla.. March 28.?Tho steamer D. N. L?cken bach is still aground on the. reefs at Ncwground Shoals, and reports from Key West early to-night indicate that the vessel Is in a serious predicament. Tho treacherous nature of tho coral rce'fs In that vicinity make It a perilous undertaking for vessels of aufllclent size to reach the vessel. Avail? able tugs at Tampa havo been summon? ed to the nsslstanco of the steamers. New York Democrats Vainly Endeavor to Agree on Nominee. CHOICE NARROWS TO THREE MEN Either Herrick, Glynn .or Straus Regarded as Probable Winner. Report of Coalition Between Insurgents and Republicans Makes Leaders Decide to End Deadlock. Albany. N. T., March 29.?After four fruitless ballots, the Democratic cau? cus adjourned at 12:00 o'clock this morning until 10 a. M. without having named a candidate for United States Senator. In announcing the adjourn? ment. Senator Wagner, the presiding officer, apologized for the delay, on the ground that the leaders were doing everything possible to bring about harmony wUhin the Democratic ranks. Senator Cuilen emphasized, in mov l Ing the recess, tho Importance of every I Democratic member being on hand promptly at the hour named for the j reconvening .?f the caubus. When the caucus adjourned It was understood that the choice had been narrowed down to three men?D. Cady Herrick, Martin 11. Glynn and Tsador Straus. Others who had not been elim? inated from a I'st of ten names sub? mitted by the Insurgents wore Her? man Riddcr, Morgan J. O'Brien and Justice .lames W. Gerard. A report that the Republicans might i I cast their votes to-day for Thomas M. Osborn, and that seventeen of the ! Insurgents would also support him. 's believed to have hastened a determlna- j tlon on the part of the organ'zatloh | leaders to end the deadlock. Hope to Agree. At midnight the Democratic sena torial caucus was still marking time, \ apparently awaiting decisive wora from New York. Senator Wagner, chairman of the caucus, was busy on the long distance wire, wh'le other leaders were in conference in Speaker I Frlshle's room. Senator Loomis camo j straight from a conference of lnsur | gents at the home of Senator Roose? velt to make a report to these leaders. "Do you think there will be a solu? tion of the problem to-night?" he was asked. "It looks that way," the Senator re? plied. "There seems to he that sort of feeling In the air." The report was current that the In I surgents had submitted to the Regu? lars the- names of ten men from whom Tammany Chief Murphy was requested to name his choice. The list at mid? night was said to have dwindled to three or four, including Isador Straus, Martin II. Glynn and Herman Rldder. Despite the lateness of the hour thd feeling of expectancy that something would happen was tense. The first hallot at the caucus, however, was largely a -repetition of last night's I vote. j At 12:50 o'clock, however, after a j futile wait, the caucus adjourned until 10 o'clock this morning. Adds to Uncertainty. The negotiations between the Repub? licans and the Insurgents has rjdded to the uncertainties of the situation. Senator Brackc-tt. the Republican lead? er, declares the Republicans mean busi? ness, but the Democratic organization leaders have not yet been convinced that It is not a "huge bluff," as they profess to believe It. < Senatlr BracXett. said yesterday he had received a telegram from ex-Sen-1 ator Chauncey M. Depow releasing the Republicans from their caucus pledge to vote.for him as the minority candl-i date. "We will vote for Mr. Depew to day," said Senator Brackett, "as wa! have not time to call a conference!' or caucus before the noonday ballot Ve probably will hold a conference spme timo to-day and decide upon our| future plan of action." MAY BE HANDED DOWN SOON Decision in So-C'nlled "Trout Canes" Is Generally Expected. j Washington. March 28.?Unless tho Supreme Court of the United States hands down its decision in the dissolu? tion suits against the Standard Oil and the tobacco corporations next Monday there will be a truly disappointed group of men around the Capitol on that day. Inquiries made daily at the court rooms indicate that the chamber will be crowded with anxious individ? uals. Not tho least intimation has been given by tho court that the decisions will be announced on that day. It is suggested, however, that the court, an preelative of the general anxiety for an early opinion in the so-called "trust cases," advanced their usual Easter re? cess so as to devote their time earlier in the year to a settlement of the. con? troversy. This recess ends next Mon? day. The fact that the .court Has ren? dered comparatively few opinions since, the argument of the "trust cases" has led to the t.resumption that its mem? bers are devoting themselves largely to a consideration of these "big" cases. CLAIMS $51,1%"D?MAGES Dovton Conl Company starts Action Against Five Southern Rntlrondn. Washington. D. C, March 2S.?In a complaint, replete with pen and ink sketches. Intended as illustrations. :v Boston Coal Company to-day filed a j $51,106 damage claim with the Inter? state Commerce Commission against live Southern railroads. The. complaint charged that after1 spending $2,000,000 for four steamships, constructed along lines which made it unnecessary for railroads to partici? pate in their loading or unloading, the railroads Insisted on tendering their services, and then exacted payment at a rate of from 3 cents to I 1-2 cents a i?n- . ' . . It wns declared to bo. impossible to escape either the services of tho extra charges, because It was. necessary for tho coal company's ships to dock at wharves owned by tho defendant rail? roads. Among the roads mentioned are the Norfolk nnd Western and the I Virginian. H. McQ. President Confers With Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. EXPLAINS WHY HE MOBILIZED ARMY Promises That No Act of Hos? tility, Amounting to Declara? tion of War, Will Be Made Without Taking Con? gress Into His Confidence. Washington. March 2S.?In confer? ence with Senator Cullom, of the Sen? ate Committee on Foreign Relations, and other members of that committee. President Taft to-day gave assurance that whatever might be the turn of affairs on the Mexican border, no act of hostility amounting to a declaration of war would he taken without fully I advising Congress. * I The conference was sought by the j President for the purpose of acquaint ? lng the members of the committee with the situation on the frontier. The President gave the Senators to under? stand that his principal purpose in mobilizing the army had been to pro? tect American lives and American property in Mexico, in case the neces? sity should arise for such action. He assured his callers that Congress should he. fully advised as to any im? portant steps that might be taken, and was especially emphatic in declar? ing that there would be no approach to a declaration of war without taking Congress into his confidence. It is understood that the members of the Foreign Relations Committee general? ly expressed approval of the steps taken and confidence In the Chief Ex? ecutive. President Taft expects that, despite the events, which he regards as hav? ing entirely justified his course in mobilizing the "manoeuvre division." he will he attacked probably In both the Senate ami House. He told the members of the Foreign Affairs Com? mittee that he felt perfectly secure in his position, however, and that pros I pective attacks caused him not the j slightest worry. Political considera? tions, either favorable or adverse, the President declared, had not entered Into the Mexican situation in any way whatever. PEACE SEEMS ASSURED Tentative Arrangement Expected to rtenult In Sealed Compact. San Antonio, Tex., March 2S.? Ex? planation of recent governmental changes at Mexico City, the recnll of Senor Limantour from Paris, the ar? rival of Francisco I. Madero, Sr., and his son, Gustavo, and the departure of Mr. De La Rarra from the embassy at Washington for his new position at the Mexican capital were all explained to-day In interviews with Francisco I. Madero, Sr., and Gustavo Madero; Tentative peace proposals have been made, and on the administration side have been acted on. In the view of Don Francisco, peace is assured; if not within ten days, then at the furtherest within a month. President Diaz, it is reported in a message to the Mexican Congress; will insist that peace be con? cluded. On the vital point of why they were so certain that the tentative arrange? ment would within a set time result In a sealed compact of peace father and son were silent. They answered freely every other question. When the elder Madero and Liman? tour met recently the very meeting was dented, let alone a discussion f terms for possible peace. To-day it was admitted that the interview con? cerned peace alone. Senor Limantour, the Mexican finan? cier, familiar alike with the Bourse of Paris, with Wall Street and moneyed London, Vienna arid Berlin, responded to the presidential summons to come to the United States from Paris, and carried out the orders of his superior, I Porflrio Diaz. ! Limantour agreed to obtain every concession possible from the govern 1 ment to the revolutionists to make possible formal negotiations for peace. The basic concessions included the resignation of the Diaz Cabinet and the appointment of younger men to their positions. The next is the resignation of Diaz, and the holding of an election where the suffrage shall be uncon? strained and free. Diaz, according to the program, will remain in office with bis new ami somewhat unsatisfactory Cabinet about him until the country is at rest. When factory wheels aro again turning and I railroad trains running without fear lot* wreck at destroyed bridges, the "Iron Man" will step down and out, It Is believed. Limantour or De La Harra will then become acting Presi? dent, and within sixty days will call an election. Dosplto evasions In the interviews, which were given with ewry courtesy, between every line it was apparent that the mobilization of the American troops had played the. major part In bringing tho two sides In Mexico to j gether. An election, for the first time, would bo difficult of execution and problematic as to satisfactory results, particularly as to the workings of ballot itself. In tlie last year an educated class has arisen in the land of the Aztecs, and it Is tills class which has been the backbone, of the revolution, but the great, proportion is still illiterate, and without views. It is this fact more than any other which has influenced Diaz to "retain his power. No Signs of Cessation. El Paso, Tex,, March 28.?The rela? tions between President Diaz's military forces in Northern Mexico and tho insurrectos to-night are declared to bo fast approaching n crisis. There sire no signs of cessation of hostili? ties. General Rabago and his 1,100 Federal troops aro safely encamped in Chihua? hua City nftcr a remaVkable four weeks' march from Juarez. Less than thirty miles to the west Franclsoo T. Madero, Jr., the lnsurrecto leader, Is gathering his forces and building de? fenses in preparation for a move vhioh ho says "will more than convince the world that the insurrection is not losing headway.'' Rabago reached the outskirts of Chihuahua after a weary struggle. His 225-mlle mnrch through tho heart of (ColTtfnucd on Third Pago.) ~~ AMERICAN 1ROOPS ON MEXICAN BORDER . -??-.-.^ ~-.???^, ,-nmtiMiiiiniHff>iig,-rrnTiift^j^c^a^ Compnny F, Eleventh Infantry, prcpnrlns to leave San Antonio for Et I'ano. Other companion of till* real ?- mCnt ?r? dUC *? tOll0Vr ln t,,e cour"c of thc ??* ??? - - ? - ?? mm?? --?---??????MMM Member* oj, the Fourth Mountain Artlllcrr. These men are a bit out of place on the plains of Texas, but they arc natu to have received orders to move from San Antonio tn n short time. Contpnn? "H of tlic Thirteenth. Infantry, ?hootlnK tnrKCtn lit Snn Antonio. OATH OF OFFICE I Diaz Cabinet, for First Time, Is Pledged to Reform. PRESIDENT MAY RESIGN j. Various Reports Give Basis for Speculation if Not for Fact. i Mexico City, March 2S.?Standing i before Minister of Finance Rlmantour ' and Secretary of War Cosio, the only two members of his old cabinet. Presi? dent Diaz to-day In turn solemnly ad? jured the four new members of his official family to uphold the laws and , the constitution. Genera! Diaz, wearing the tricolor diagonally across his breast, stood be? side Victoriano Salndo Alvarez, sub ; secretary of foreign relations, who ad ; ministered the oath of office to the new ministers, whose moustaches are yet black and whose hair Is but faint? ly touched with gray. For the first ', time in his long administration the : President looked on a cabinet pledged t to reform." whose appointment had I come about solely because of the ln ! slstent demand of the public. I Following the Inauguration, the new \ ministers went to their respective de ? portments, where they assumed their 1 duties and received the felicitations I of friends. Dinz May Retire, ) Significant a3 has been a creation I of a new cabinet. It is regarded as of i little Interest here compared with the , possibilities Involved in the various i reports that are rife. Chief of these Is that the. President will resign. I It is denied, but thero is basis for j the speculation, if not for tho fact. I What is regarded as certain is that : rtamon Corral, the Vice-Presldent, will ' ask for a leave of absence when Con J gross convenes next week. Whether this leave of absence Is j later to be followed by his reslgna i tion is not so definite, but that it will be, is regarded as likely, j Another interesting- phase of the alt j nation that will be presented should j the Vice-Presldent resign is the char i actor of his successor's election. It Is ! generally conceded that the Congress I about to assemble will, at the. Instlga ; tion of the President, make radical j changes In the present electoral system: : and if it does, the election of a j Vice-President, by popular vote, would l he the first opportunity for the appll J cation of tho revised laws. Should j the. President then decide to retire, the VIce-Pres'dent. elected by popular ) vote, would for a time at least become I the bend of the nation. I-. j It Will Be a Paper Full of Good Things One of the host fentures of next Sunday** Times-nispntnli, which Mill be filled with Instructive and entertaining stories, will be ? not? able contribution by John Flfreth j Wat kins on "A "Unique Congress*" j Tbls illustrated article will he a timely discussion of the men who j lire to tnke piirt In Hie extrn session which convenes next week, nnd n j forecast of the matters tbnt are to I be considered. Fo.vcroft Davis will 1 discuss "The Case of Itooseveltisiii," I und Frank G. Carpenter's always ! interesting article on Sunday will be n pletureseiiie political story from Greece, In addition to these anil the page of foreign news mid the I I page of pictures, showing scenes at j the camps in Texas, special alten- I i tion will be paid to the sporting' ! I section. Finally, the Sunday Maga? zine, which goes with every copy j of The Tlincs-nispateb on tbnt day, will be filled with uniisiinlly read? able articles, written by many of I the country's best story-tellers. INFORMER TELLS OF HIS OWN LIFE Abbatemaggio Describes at Great Length His Criminal Record. GETS OFFER FROM AMERICA Syndicate Would Pay Camorrist Witness S200 a Day to Iix hibit Himself. Ylterbo, Italy, March 28,?Tho Cambrra Informer, Abbatemaggio, was on the witness stand to-day for five hours, giving testimony against his former associates, who are on trial for the murder of Gennaro Cuoccolo and his wife. Abbatemaggio described at great length his own criminal life, and final? ly recounted in detail the circumstances leading to the murder uf Cuoccolo. He said that Nicola Morra had proposed the murder, and that Giovanni Kapl j had insisted upon not only the murder j of Cuoccolo, but . lso Cuoccolo's wife, j and had put 1,000 francs at the dls nosal of the assassins, to he certain that there would be no failure. He in? sisted, however, that two men be sent to kill the woman, one to smother her cries, as the house in which she re ! sided was directly opposite a police I office. Continuing his revelations Abbate megglo described a burglary committed by the Camorrlsts at the home of Count Dauqulno. in Naples, in which he participated. There was a quarrel over ttie division of tho booty, which amounted to $20,000. The leaders In the Camornv, including Cuoccolo, for whose murder tho thirty-six prisoners are being tried, Enrico Alfano, tho alleged head of the organization, and De Marlnls, demanded so large a share of the spoils that none of those who actively participated In the. crime re? ceived more than $50. One Camorrist, who got nothing-, de- i nounced tho burglars to the police, and some of them were imprisoned. Prisoners Shout nt Witness. I When ho asked President Blanch! . 1 for a postponement, saying that he was suffering from an Injured foot, the j prisoners jumped to their feet and . I shook their fists at the witness. Itapl j called out: "It Is not your foot front1 which you suffer; It is fear." "He isn't a man; In; s a phono? graph," cried Krrlcone, the thief of the Camorrn, alluding to a report that n German company had urged Abbitte- | magglo to permit records of his tes- ! timony to bo taken. , Abbatemaggio in the past tnree days' has received in ally letters and tele? grams congratulating him upon his confession, and has also been the re? cipient of many threats of what Is in store for one. who violates his vow as a member of 'the beautiful reform? ed society." A few correspondents seem bent on making sport of the situation. Then there are the. Inevitable theatrical propositions. One who describes him? self as Sam Charing, an agent at Milan of an American theatrical house, offers tho informer $200 a day for tlie privilege of exhibiting him in the United States. This impressed Abbate? maggio. who i::claimed: "Wouldn't It be funny If, after being shut In a cage like a bird, I were to go to America to become a lion." N. & w71 VSflFNYl 0 N ED Government Investigating Alleged Com? bine of Cool Companies and Itnllronds. Washington. March 2S.?Tho Depart? ment of Justice Is investigating what is alleged to he a giant combine of coal companies and coal-carrying rail? roads. It Is said that the Pennsylvania, Norfolk and Western and Baltimore and Ohio are prominently mentioned la reports which the agents have recently made. The Investigation has been going on about six month;), and the department is said to bo in possession of facts which promise to lead to something tangible in tho way of ac? tion. Interlocutory Decree Is Signed by Supreme Court Justice. comedian cannot remarry No Alimony Was Asked in Suit, and None Is Allowed. Now York, March :s.?An interlocu? tory decree of divorce in favor of Edna Goodrich Goodwin, the actress, from her husband. Nat C. Goodwin, the comedian, was signed to-day by Su? premo Court Justice Glegorlch. Miss Goodrich Is given permission to marry again, but Mr. Goodwin Is denied that permission during the lite of his for? mer wife. No alimony was asked by Mrs. Good? win in her suit, and the decree carries none. When they were married in 1300 a deed of trust was signed by the come? dian conveying to Miss Goodrich prop? erty in San Francisco and Los Angeles, said to he worth several hundred thousand dollars. Suit was brought by Miss Goodrich j shortly after tho fact of the separti : tion of the actress and comedian be ! came public property a few months ago. Depositions of witnesses in St. Louis and other cities were taken, and submitted nt the hearings before the referee here, with testimony of New Yorkers as to alleged Indiscre ] tions of the actor. 1 Following the submission of the referee's report. Justice Glegerich took a week to study the case, in its va? rious features, and then signed the decree In Its Interlocutory form. The decree will become fully effec? tive upon the signing of the final de? cree,-after three months have elapsed. The decree acts as a har upon Mr. j Good wain's remarriage In this State within his former wife's lifetime. The Jurisdiction of the court granting the decree stops at the State boundaries. will attack law ."?lent Puckers Will Question Validity of Antl-Triisl Measure. Chicago, ill.. March 2$,?Attorneys for ten Chicago meat packers, indicted ion a charge of having violated the Sherman anti-trust law. to-day indl c iled that they would attack the valid? ity of the law in a demurrer to tho indictments before United states lds trlct Judge Carpenter on April ::. I The packers'counsel raise points that the act of Congress with the violation of which i he packers are charged, "docs not create any crime, as it does not define any offense ugainst the United States with sufficient certainty to In? form the defendants of the nature (if the* offense." and that the description of the offense is not one by which these defendants are able to know in ad \nnce whether the acts charged are criminal, therefore is invaltn. The other seven points in the infor? mation are conllned to technical ob? jections to the Indictments themselves r ?SSI?1isYatIs fTed t'liinn's Reply tit decent i'ltlmattim Rlenses Emperor, St. Petersburg. March 2S.-?The Rus? sian Foreign Ofllco has telegraphod the Russian minister at Peking that China's reply to Russia's ultimatum Is satisfactory, am! expressing the Em? peror's gratification at the happy ter? mination of the negotiations. China's reply is an Involved attempt to prove that she fullv acquiesced in Russia's demands In her replies to previous Russian notes, and that If any matters were not specifically men? tioned It was because It had been taken for granted that they wore In accord? ance with the treaty rights. which China never questioned. As a matter of formality, China reiterates ' Russia's right to erect consulates and to free? dom of trade. S-lT.sr. TO* CALIFORNIA Via WashluKton-Sunsot Honte until April p> Through tourist sleeping cars, person? ally conducted. Lower horth, |9; upper, |7 '0 s5 B. BURQBSS 1). P. A.. 920 E. Main. PRESIDENT USED HIS INFLUENCE TO ELECT LORIMER Urged This in Order to Obtain Vote for Tariff Bill LUMBER DEALER GIVES EVIDENCE Declares Also That Aldrich and Penrose Discussed Matter With Him, and Insisted on Early Action by Illinois Legisla? ture?Inquiry Begins at Springfield. Springfield, 111.. March 28.?Thai President Taft and fe'enators Aldrich and Penrose urged the election of Wil? liam Lorimer as Senator from Illi? nois, in order to obtain a vote for tho Payno tariff bill, was the burden of testimony given to-day by Edward Hlnes, a Chicago lumber dealer, before the Senate investigation committee, which to-day began an inquiry into alleged bribery in the Illinois Legisla? ture at the time Senator Lorimer was elected Senator. Mr. Ilines was the first witness. Ha testified that President Taft and Sena? tor Aldrich were uneasy about the sen? atorial deadlock at Springfield, and that they had urged him to do his ut? most In bringing anout Senator Lari? mer's election. Mr. nines declared that President Taft was anxious that Illinois should elect a Senator without delay, in view of the then pending tariff bill. air. Mines said: Testimony of Hlnea. "I think along in April, 1000, Sena? tor Penrose asked me whether a United States Senator would be elected from Illinois. I told him that I did not know anything about the situation. I in? quired of several Congressmen. Con? gressman Lorimer did not know any I thing- more about it than any other man in Washington. "Senator Aldrich askod me about the. matter, and I told him what Con? gressman Lorimer had stated. I think Mr. T.orlmer went back to Springfield again in a few days and returned. 1 nsked him whether he could not be? come a candidate; whether tho differ? ent conflicting interests could not de? cide upon him. He said no; he was not a candidate, and had not been a candi? date. "Then Senator Aldrich came to mo and told me that the President was very desirous of Mr. Lorlmer's ne coming a candidate, and to do all he could to be elected at the earliest dato possible, that the tariff hill, tho so called Payne tariff bill, was then up In the Senate and showed a very strong probability of being unable to paa3 if there -was not a Senator from Illi? nois. "A very short time prior to Mr. Lorimer* s election Senator Aldrich came, to me again and stated the Presi? dent was very nervous about the situ? ation in Illinois; that he was afralrt that the Legislature would adjourn without electing a United States Sen? ator. They asked me to take a train and come to Springfield. "I telegraphed Congressman Lorimer ('who was in Springfield at the time) that I was leaving Washington for Springfield via Chicago. I arrived in Chicago on the morning of the day he was elected. I telephoned him I was going on to Springfield to see him and carry the message of the President, to impress upon those in Springfield that the wanted Mr. Lorimer Unite,] States Senator moment possible.'* Mr. Hines denied that he had sent an agent of any character to members of the Legislature for tho purpose of aiding Mr. Lorlmer's candidacy. So Question of Money. The witness declared that Lhe ques? tion of financial aid for Mr. Lorimer was never brought up, either in Wash? ington. Chicago or elsewhere, that he knew of. ?lohn I. Mughns, stockholder and director of the I .n Salle Street National Pank, which is known as Senator Lorl? mer's bank In Chicago, tiie only other witness to-day, also denied the use of money. When questioned pointedly, Hughes denied the suggestion that he had mada offers of money or political patronage in exchange for votes for Mr. Lorimer. During his examination Mr. persisted in praising Senator who. he declared, was ''the man since the time of Christ." Offered Pntronage, At to-night's session of the Senate Bribery Committee. State Senator Frank A. Lander of Mollne. declared that Hughes came to his home and offered htm putronnge and told him It would he to his interest "otherwise" to vote for Senator Lorimer. He did not ask what the "otherwise" meant. HELD IN $10,000 BAIL administration to be elected at the earliest Hughes "Lorimer, greatest Former President of CnrneKle Trust Company Indicted by tiruml .hiry. New York. March 28.?Joseph B. Beichmnnn, former president of the de-: fun. t Carnegie Trust Company, was In dieted bv the grand fury late to-day. charged with having knowingly con? curred in pinking a false statement last fall as to the. condition of the Institu? tion Reichmann returned from Day? ton (?blo. only last Saturday, so crip? pled with paralysis that It was difficult, even to-d.-iv for him to appear In court t,. plead to the Indictment. Although the charge against him is onlv a mis? demeanor, ball was fixed at $10.000. It W?,s furnished by a surety eomnanv. The Indictment to-dav Is the second ngainst an official of the Carnegie Trust Cothpanv. William ? Cummins the "'directing >''?"' ?n0 nromoter. bav? in..- been indicted 1 ist week. Other Indictments uro expected ttntl^mord tb.m 10? witnesses are yet to be *&> aniincd.