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TRIBUNE WANT ADS Ttlcphm* IS«r31 isy* BRING RESULTS THIRTIETH YEAR OF E [TW O INJUR! IN BOM IN CASE I TH INDICTMENT OF BRODERICK MEANS HARD FIGHT FOR ILLINOIS SENATOR CLAIM ELECTION WAS BOUGHT INDICTED MAT CLAIMS HE RE- CEIVED MONEY TO VOTE^ FOR LORIMER Indictment Came Almost at tb,e Same Moment Senator was Asking for'in-! .vestigation at Hands of Senate I Election Committee—State Senator Holstlaw Makes Confession.' ^-Springfield, 111., May 28.—The San gamon county grand jury exploded a bomb under the political tent of Unit ed States Senator Wm. Lorimer here ioday by returning an, indictment against State Senator John Broder ick of Chicago on a charge of brib ery. The explosion occurred just as the echoes of the senator's "explana tory" speech at Washington were re verbating through the columns of the evening Illinois newspapers com peltely drowning out, tor the time being, the sound of the senator's voice as it was lifted in his own de- Broderick, who is a leading Chi cago defocrat, was indicted as the direct result of a confession made to the grand jury by Stat 3 Senator Holstlaw of Iuka, 111., who says Brod erick paid him "$2,500 to vote for Lorimer for senator." A capias was at once ordered for Broderick and a I bench warrant issuer for his arrest. zThe unexpected turn in the Lorimer scandal was an offshoot of State's Attorney Burke's investigation of al leged graft in a legislative furniture deal. Senator Holstlaw has been in dicted on a perjury charge in con nection with the furniture contract, and upon the advice of his lawyers, when offered immunity, agreed to make a confession. Then he told the grand jury that he received $2,500 for hiB vote for Lorimer, $700 as his share of a legislative "jackpot" and a promise of "$1,500 as his share of the state house furniture deal." Senator Holstlaw's confession re garding the furniture deal was cor roborated before the grand jury by Otto Freier, who, as agent for the Ford Johnson Furniture Co., of Chi coga, obtained the furniture contract. The two confessions regarding the furniture contract resulted in two additional indictments on a conspir acy charge. These were State Sen ator S. C. Pemberton, republican, of Oakland, 111., and Representative Jos eph S. Clark, democrat, of Vandalia, 111. As in -the case of Senator Brod erick in the Lorimer alleged bribery matter, capiases and bench warrants were immediately issued for Senator Pemberton and Representative Clark (Continued on page 12) E AUT O RACE S Indiapolis, Ind., May 28.—In a des perate struggle for supremacy among the drivers of the most powerful Am-, erican cars, records went down fori •all distances between five and two hundred miles at the Indianapolis, 'speedway today, aha in the merciless grind only two men were, injured. Herbert Lyttle, the driver, and his mechanician, Wm. Clifton, were hurl ed from their car, an American, whes a front tire burst as they were tun ing into the home stretch in the last lap of the ten mile free-for-all handi cap. The car plunged into the sand at the iner edge of the track and was smashed. Lyttle's left leg was broken and Clifton was badly bruised. PRESBYTERIANS WILL NOT CHANGE BELIEF Atlantic City. N. J., May 28.—That there may be no doubt in the minds of any one that because the New York Presbytery and synod were ex onerated of the complaint of heresy yesterday, the Presbyterian church was going back on the doctrines laid down by its founders, a lengthy state ment was adopted by the general as sembly at its closing session here this afternoon reaffirming the belief of the governing body in the cardinal theo logical tenets of the church. The statement called a "deliverence" in eccliasitical language, was framed by the committee on bills and overtures and was read by Rev. H. B. Mac Cauley of Trenton. N. J. There was no debate on the declaration beyond one objection by the Rev. H. N. Wil son of St. Paul, who declared that the Presbyterian church already had enough "declarations" on doctrinal points and that he saw no reason "for making another one." He therefore voted against the additional statement as did half a dozen other ministers who felt as he did. Before adjourning the assembly voted to again meet in this city next year. Beyond the addition of the dec laration the assembly transactd no im portant business today. ROOSEVELT'S VISIT TO THE LEES ENDED London, May 28.—Roosevelt tonight closed his visit to Col. Arthur H. Lee's country place. Chequer's Court, Buck inhamshire, where he went from Cam bridge yesterday. Col. and Mrs. Lee's other guests were Mrs. Roosevelt, Mrs. Nicholas Longworth, Lord and Lady Roberts, Lord Kitchener, Arth ur J. Balfour. Sir Cecil and Lady Spring-Rice, and the Right Hon. Al fred Lyttleton. The former president will spend Sunday with Ivan Buxton who is an expert on forestry questions. CONGRESSMAN DEAD. Indianapolis, Ind.. May 28.—Jesse Averstreet, who represented this, the 11th district of Indiana in congress from 1896 to 1908, died today at his home in this city, after a long ill ness. Washington, May 28.—The Balling er-Pinchot investigation ended today in a blaze of verbal fireworks. The oratorical efforts closed the opening hearings and the attorneys who have been engaged in the case now will pre pare priefs for submission to the committee which will meet June 1 to receive, them. "When I came into this case, a stranger to Mr. Ballinger," exclaim ed Attorney Vertrees, "these were my instructions: 'So far as 1 am con cerned there is no bottom to this, said Mr. Ballinger.- 'As to mf subor dinates it is not a matter of knowl edge, but I believe those about me are honest, but whether they are or not, let the investigation proceed in every direction in which it may.' '"Whatever your report may be, I know that his official character is without a taint." "I am afraid Mr. Vertrees has been corrupted since he came here from the southwest," was Attorney Pep per's parting shot in defense of Mr. inchot. "Unsophicated as he was, he came in contact with a spirit of suspicion and I think he scented a conspiracy VERTREES STATES BALLINGER GAVE ORDERS TO HAVE CASE GO WAS SCORCHED BRANDEIS HAD LAST WORDwAND STATED WAYS TO THE DRYFUS SCANDAL IN FRANCE 4 BRIEFS WILL TEE ABOUT THE FIRST PART OF JUNE. HANSBROUGH REPLIES The following is a copy of a letter sent by former United States Senator Hansbrough to the editors of the Fargo News, the Valley City Times Record and the Rugby Tribune: To the Editor: It would be diffi cult for me to even attempt to meas ure my republicanism by the evil things that the leaders and some of the newspapers of both factions of the party in North Dakota saw fit to do and to say of me two years ago, and that some of them are now say ing. I am the kind of christian that, while he may not subscribe to a par ticular church doctrine, yet he be lieves in God, and greatly regrets the conduct of some of His professed disciples. Your personal allusions to me—in other words, your villification— sounds familiar. Permit me to say that in my judgment it is a waste of I energy and of space I am not run ining for office. Still, I do not object jto it, but have thought that, so long as you have been so kind as to de vote some of your valuable time to jme, I ought to discuss the matter jwith you, even briefly, and entirely I aside from personalities. What is the issue in tTiis campaign? When we analyze the business con ditions of the country, we do not 'find that they are suffering. There- Scenes In London When King Edward's Body Was Removed From Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA SUNDAY MORNING, MAY 29, 1910. Attornies Wage Wordy Battle at Close of Session-Each. One Be= leives he is Backing the Obly Pure and Undented I where there was nonfe." Glavis' attorney, Mri Brandeis, had the last word. He said: "Here was a man.jdisgraced. con demned not only w([ipout. a hearing, without seeing the hundreds and hun dreds of pages of jfeVidence which was collected by Aiplstant Attorney General Lawler, butHrwithout knowl edge that there was it charge against him. Why was he sacrificed? "It rests in the emsneeption which actuated Mr. Balllnmr and the men who stood with him Ind it is the con ception of a class ft privilege that men high in the exalted station must be prosecuted at all 5 ists, but a man merely an humble s§ »nt of the gov eminent has no righffcfif for the pro tection of Ballinige| $t is necessary to condemn an innocent man." Attorney Vertrees?was most bitter in his denunciation |f former Secre tary Garfield and foMner Chief Fores ter Pinchot. He sftid Pinchot had been created with fa "loftiness of purpose that he doe* not deserve and insinuated that he wfnild stop at noth ing to carry out hil purpose and his plans." In Mr. Brandeis' ipeech, reference fore, we "must com Bde that republi can party policy hi been and is as nearly perfect as itpa been possible to make it it is tbft climax of politi cal ingenuity, from-£»n industrial and commercial point oTview. Of course, there are a few gentlemen always who succeed in persuading them selves and a few others that if they were in office conditions would he better. Your denunciation of individ uals who do not agree with you in matters of public policy may be bene ficial to those of your friends that they think they ought to be chosen to make and to administer the laws but I cannot see how the individual changes you advocate would better conditions that are already good. Nor is there the slightest dange rthat these conditions are going to change for the worse. Why, then, your dread apprehensions? So that, by sending new men to Washington—men opposed to the policies that have brought prosperity to the land—North Dakota as a whole would gain nothing. Indeed, I think it would lose much. Now, you denounce the tariff law. No, not so much the law you de nounce the men that made it. In directly, therefore, you denounce the president that gave it his approval. Democrats are engaged in doing the THE LIMIT NO MATTER WHO AFFAIR WAS SIMILAR IN MANY BE SUBMITTED TO THE COMMIT- was made to a statement by Vertrees that Ballinger's administration was one of "law and not of men." "Rather of lawyers, and not or men." suggested Brandeis. "Lawyers who have been ever ready to resort to loose construction of law when pri vate interests were threatened and a strict construction of it when^ the public's interests was involved." Brandeis said if Ballinger as sec retary, had left to his subordinates, which he said he did not believe, the handling of the Cunningham cases. he was unfaithful to his public trust. He made a scathing attack upon Mr. Ballinger's alleged evasiveness and in ability to remember on the witness stand. He paid a high tribute to Pinchot and the "independent press." "But for these publications," he declared, "there would have been done in this country an act of injustice as great as that done Dreyfus in France and for very similar? reasons. As sug gested by Mr. Vertrees, men in ex haulted positions have got to be pro tected at all hazards and if they can not .be protected by truth, then lying must be exerted for that end." O INSURGENT CRITICS same thing. Thus they hope to get into office. Is it this also that your factional friends are striving for? Perish the thought! Yet, in your de nunciation of individuals, you do not point out where the tariff has in jured North Dakota farmers and oth er business men. Of course not, for they have not been injured, and are not likely to be injured, unless you succeed in scuttling the ship of state. So, when I read your very inter esting journal, knowing as I do the political history of the men you are in favor of recalling their earlier professions in regard to party solid arity, and their former faith in so called stalwartism overlooking not the "machine" methods they are now practising forgetting not the "ma chine" methods they used to indulge in—well, as the private citizen that I am now, somewhat sobered and cooled off by my twenty years of pub li life, and my familiarity with poli ticians, frankly I must say I am im pressed with the conviction that you jare simply engaged in a vain strug gle to gratify the ambition of a few 'gentlemen, who, for reasons more personal than patriotic, are anxious to get onto the payroll. I regret that I am unable to take a more exalted view of your fulminations.—Respect fully, H. C. HANSBROUGH. RAILROAD BILL LORIMER PUTS IN TIME DENYING CHARGES OF GRAFT MADE AGAINST HIM Asked for Investigation by Commit tee On Privileges and Elections— Eulogies to Late Representative Griggs of Georgia House Delay ed Sundry Civil Appropriation. Washington, May 28.—The senate today laid aside the railroad bill to listen to a personal explanation by Senator Lorimer of Illinois on the charges of corruption in connection with his election. He made general specific denials of the accusations and introduced a resolution directing the committee on privileges and elections to make an investigation. The reso lution was referred to the committee on contingent expenses. The remainder of the day was de voted to eulogies on the life of the late Representative Jas. M. Griggs of Georgia. The house devoted virtually the en tire day to the consideration of the sundry civil appropriation bill led by the democrats. It curtailed the ap propriation for the protection of the public domain, cutting in. half the amount authorized to be used in the bringing of the work up to date and prohibited the use of any of the mon ey to meet the existing deficiency. The bill was not completed. JOHNSON KNOCKED OUT HIS. SPARRING PARTNER San Francisco, Cal., May 28.—John son put on the most exciting bout since he has cofmenced training this afternoon. The excitement came when when Marty Cutler, one of the Chi cago sparring partners, was dropped in the second round with a short right upper cut to the jaw. It took some little time to revive Cutler, and even Johnson looked a bit worried and of fered to assist. After the day's work was. ended it was learned that Cutler received his pummeling in the way of punish ment for staying away from the camp over night. Johnson had warned Cut ler that such things would not be allowed. In the second round of his bout with Cutler the champion cut loose with some punishing body blows and finally sent in a short right hand upper cut that did not travel more than six inches. It did the business, however, and Cutler simply collaps ed as limp as a rag. In addition to that affoir, Johnson boxed four rounds with George Cotton and two with Walter Monahan, a loc al heavy weight, who was recommend ed by Referee Jack Welch. There was pully exercising and bag punching as well, the negro spending a full hour in the gymnasium. Tomorrow and Monday he will con tinue the boxing and then will come another let-up. Johnson weighed 217 pounds this afternoon. JTRIBDNE WANT »###^##«^#*#^#^*^####«'#####^»#^#####*^#####*»###*'*i*#)*****#^# ONE NEW WORLD'S RECORD MA ATE MEETING ALL EVENTS ON RECORD WAS MADE YA TWO POINTS BEHIND. Philadelphia. Pa., May 28.—The Uni versity of Pennsylvania won the in tercollegiate championship track and field meet on Franklin field this af ternoon by the narrow margin of two points, scoring 27 1-2 points to Yale's 25 1-2. Michigan, by the fine work of R. C. Craig, her sprinter, took third place from Princeton, scoring 20 points. Princeton made 17 points Cornell, 14 Harvard. 13 1-2, Syracuse. 8? Amherst, 6 Brown and Dart mouth each 3 Columbus, 2 1-2 and Wesleyan, Bowdoin and New York uni veristies, each 1, Yale scored three firsts. Pennsyl vania two, Michigan two, Cornell two, and Princeton, Harvard, Syracuse and Amherst each one. The world's record in the 220 yard dash—21 1-5 seconds—held by Wfers, was equaled by Craig of Michigan, and the intercollegiate pole vault record of 12 feet, 3 1-4 inches, held by Campbell of Yale, was raised to 12 feet, 4 3-8 inches by Nelson of Yale. Championship was not decided until the final event—the 220 yard a was run off. Before this sprint had started, Yale had raised her total points to 25 1-2. or three more than Pennsylvania, and there was great ex citement as Craig of Michigan. Rams dell and Minds of Pennsylvania, Rob- BRING RESULTS PRICE FIVE CENTS CHICAGO TRIBUNE BLAMED FOR THE L0R1ERSCANDAL SENATOR REHASHES OLD POLIT- ICAL FIGHTS IN SPEECH IN SENATE. COURTS AN INVESTIGATION CLAIMS TRIBUNE IS SORE BE- CAUSE IT COULD NOT DIC- TATE HIS WORK Probably an Investigation will be Made by Committee on Elections— Lorimer Takes a Rap at Governor Deneen—Denies Each and All of the Charges Made Against Him. t'Rv Associated Press.1) Washington, May 28.—For two hours today Senator Lorimer of Il linois stood in the senate and in vig orous language denounced as untrue the charges of bribery made against him in connection with his election to the senate. Upon leaving the chamber at the conclusion of his speech Mr. Lorimer hurriedly put his affairs in order and caught a late af ternoon train for Chicago. In his address Lorimer made em phatic denial of all the allegations of corruption and so sought to turn the accusation of wrong-doing upon the Chicago Tribune, in which paper the charges were first published. The speech was devoted to a re view of the charges and Illinois poli itics for the past 24 years. He charged the Tribune with sinister mo tives in its attacks and saying that it had been fighting him ever since 1884, charged that it was inspired .because of its failure to control his I course as a public fan. Mr. Lorimer gave many particulars concerning his I election, saying that after persuad iing him to enter the face, Governor 'Deneen had deserted him and sought to turn against him those whose support he had formerly secured for him. At the close of his speech, Mr. Lorimer offered a resolution direct in that an inquiry into the charges be made by the committee on privi leges and elections. Under the rules of the senate, the resolution was re ferred to the committee on contin gent expenses to consider the ques tion of cost. In case of a favorable report from that committee, of which there is no doubt, the resolution will go to the committee on elections for consideration of the matter. Upon the report of that committee, the sen ate's action will largely depend. M'CUMBER COMING HOME. Washington. Mai 28.—Senator Mc Cumber of North Dakota, who has been ill for the last six weeks, ex pects to leave Garfield hospital Sun day. He will leave for home early next week and take an active part in I his campaign for reelection. CHAMPIONSHIP OF EAST DE AT THE BIG INTERCOLLEGI WERE INTERSTING BUT ONLY LE WAS A CLOSE SECOND, BEING son of Wesleyan, and Cooke of Prin ceton toed the scratch. Craig took the lead, and try as hard as he could Ramsdell, who had defeated him in the 100 yard dash, could not catch him. The western sprinter was fairly fly ing over the course and there was nu surprise when it was announced that in winning the race he had equalley the world's record. Ramsdell took second place and Minds third, giving Pennsylvania five points and topping Yale's score by two. The hurdling of Gardner of Har vard in the 220 event, helped to put Yale out of the championship. Chis holm of Yale, was looked upon as a likely winner in this event, but Gard ner hurdled beautifully and won rath er easily. As usual Yale excelled in the pole vault. Nelson gave a great exhibi tion of vaulting. After the winning event at 12 feet, 4 3-4inches. he tried for a world's record at 12 feet. 10 1-2 inches. He got over the bar. but in coming down his elbow struck the cross piece, much to the dismav of 15,000 persons that looked on. Ex cepting the pole vault there was no notable performances, in the field events, though Horner of Michigan was only one inch short of the inter collegiate record in putting the shot.