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Wr t" |v a :..../ & 1^ TUESDAY, May 3, 1910. —Tfe- ffMS-rj,ixr-:. .ass „v\ ^.Copyright HartScbiSoer & Marx GRAND JURY TO HEAR STORY OF BRIBE TAKER, (Continued From Page 1.) White refused to take. Then a cool cess sprang up. Next, he said, he re ceived a letter from White, saying: "I have written the full story of my experience at Springfield at the legis lature. Those who have seen it de clare it is the best story that the •world has seen. I wrote it for publi cation. I have used your name in it •with deep regret, but I cannot avoid it and set forth the facts .1 also have told Senator Lorimer about it." Wanted to Sell Silence. |Browne said further: "He did not ask for money, but intimated it as ,plain as if it had been in scareheads that, unless money was paid, the jstory would be published. It was my |flrst intimation that he had gone into the thug business. I looked at the sit uation from every angle, and at last concluded there was but one thing to do—to ignore the letter and its writ er." White was secretly interviewed by State's Attorney Wayman. White is expected to tell his story to a special grand jury. White gave the names of the fol lowing Democratic members of the legislature as the men who met with him and Representative Wilson in the Southern hotel in St. Louis, when a portion of the alleged bribe money was paid: Joseph S. Clark, of Van dialia Michael S. Link, of iMtchell Henry S. Shephard, of Jerseyville and Charles S. Luke, of Nashville. X,uke is now dead. The Chicago Tribune declares that in order to ascertain what these men knew of the matter it sent an investi gator to each of them twice and sent two of the staff to each on another occasion. According to the Tribune it was discovered that the Southern hotel register shows that Robert E. Wilson was there July 15, 1909, the date on which White says Wilson paid him $900. Met at Southern Hotel. Michael S. Link, according to the Tribune, admitted to the Investigator being at the hotel with Wilson in a bath room. When asked if be receiv- CASTORIA Young Men's Styles Don't Have to Be Freaks to bePopular—and what's more, discriminating dressers are not wearing them. With the smart style we believe in giving the high quality. We believe young men appreciate Hart, Schaffner & Marx all wool fabrics the perfect tailoring which keeps the garments shapely and well-fitting the certainty of cor rect style. These are the things we offer you here: Suits $15 to $30 Spring Overcoats $10 to $25 Cravenettes $10 to $25. Summer underwear in Poros Knit, Baibriggan, Mercerized Lisle and Linen Mesh from 50c up. See our line of Fine Dress Shirts at $1, 1.50, $2 Men's Silk Hose 50c Silk Mercerized Lisle Hose 25c sff/s/rs as MM 207 East Main Street For Infants and Children, Die KlnJ You Havi Always Bought ':iV?' ed any money from Wilson he is al leged to have said: "It is nobody's business if I received the money or did not." In a later interview Link said he de sired to withdraw his statement as to receiving money under such circum stances, as it would be accepting a bribe. In all the interviews had with Clark he declared he was unable to remem ber a St. Louis meeting with Wilson. Shephard declared he happened to be at St. Louis on the occasion re: ferred to and met Wilson, Link, Luke and Clark there as White stated, but declared he received no money there, and furthermore, got no money at any time for voting for Lorimer. Shephard explained his vote by saying that he obtained a promise that neither of the two of his local political enemies would be appointed postmaster at Jerseyville. Wife Tells of Money. Mrs. Luke, widow of Charles Luke, was seen at St. Louis, according to the Tribune when asked whether she knew of her husband's meeting with Wilson, she said: "Yes, he did. I don't remember the exact date, but Mr. Wilson notified him to meet him at the Southern hotel at St. Louis some day last summer, and my husband went there and met him, and when he returned hom3 he told me he got some money from Wilson, but did not say how much Attorney General Stead said that the state would do all in its power to clear up the charges. He said it was impossible to do anything until indict ments were rturned. Lorimer Issues Statement. Senator Lorimer has issued a state ment saying that the White statement is absolutely false. "What is the matter with White is beyond me. What is the matter with the people behind him, the Chicago Tribune, is easier to tell. They are trying, by deliberate lying, to wreck financial institutions which I am known to be starting. It is the old game with these people." Senator Lorimer says he cannot tell why White should tell such a story. He says some time ago, in Washing ton, he got a letter from White, say ing he was going to write a story of Bears the Signature oi JACKSON WRITES TO F.W. SIMMONS PRESIDENT OF TAFT REPUBLICAN CLUB REFERS TO CONDITIONS IN OTTUMWA. MR. SIMMOINS REPLIES Interchange of Correspondence Re garding Rccent Progressive Con ference Held in Ottumwa is of Interest. Former Governor Frank D. Jackson, president of the Taft Republican club of Iowa, has written a letter to Frank W. Simmons relative to the recent conference of progressive Republicans held in Ottumwa. The interchange of correspondence between Mr. Jackson and Mr. Simmons is of interest. Mr. Jackson's letter follows: Des Moines, April 27, 1910. Hon. Frank W. Simmons, Ottumwa, Iowa. My dear Mr. Simmons.—I notice in the Ottumwa Courier of April 26 re port of a meeting held by progressiva Republicans at the office of B. H. Emery, in which a resolution was adopted. This resolution purports to be in the interests of harmony and it is proposed by these gentlemen to di vide the Wapello delegation to the state convention, one-half to be from each faction of the party. To me this looks like an evidence of weakness on the part of the progressive gentlemen. If they thought they had any show to capture the Wapello delegation I am quite sure they would not propose to divide it, or give away one-half. I wonder if they would be willing to pass such a resolution in Polk coun ty, or even in the city of Des Moines, proposing to divide the delegation half and half between the two fac tions of the party. The Taft Republican clubs have been talking harmony have been ask ing all Republicans of Iowa to unite under one banner, the banner of Pres ident Taft. The Ottumwa gentlemen who met in caucus the other night, ac cording to the Ottumwa Courier re port, had nothing to say in commend ation of the president. If we cannot unite under the national administra tion, the real head of the party, I do not know how we can unite by adopt ing such a proposition as they pro pose. It might be well to ask some of these gentlemen if they would be willing to make the same agreement in Polk county, or even in Boone county. We are expecting the Wapello coun ty delegation to be for the national ad ministration. Very truly yours, Frank D. Jackson, president. Mr. Simmons' Reply. 't'he reply of Mr. Simmons to the Jackson letter is as follows: Ottumwa, Iowa, April 29, 1910. Hon. Frank D. Jackson, Des Moines, Iowa. My dear Governor.—I have your let ter of the 27th and in reply beg to say that I think that you have sized up the situation as it is here. There is no disposition here to quar rel over candidates so far as their fac tional alignments are concerned. That feeling has been, I think, in this coun ty, reduced to a minimum. There is, however, a strong feeling among Re publicans here, to stand by the party administration, its principles, its acts, its leaders and ,when a party con vention is assembled, it is the desire of our Republicans to endorse with full emphasis, the administration and policies of President Taft, and other leaders in the party, leaving out the cheaper phase of attempting to con demn in any public resolutions, aty individual members of the party who may have strayed a little away from the tenets of party regularity. If, therefore a division of thedelegates to the coming state convention means anything else than this, the regular Republicans of this county will not support such a plan, and I believe it would fail. The regular Republicans here have no plans for organizing to fight any ether kind of Republicans and they will not be goaded into the extremity of formulating any. The common idea In this county amongst regular Republicans is to have an organization for the purpose of contesting elections with Demo crats and other political parties only, and not for the purpose of keeping up family quarrels. It must, however, be understood that they will zealously guard their political rights and prin ciples in any convention called by the party. Very truly yours. Frank W. Simmons. his life in the legislature. He said that h.e had written 30,000 words, and had an offer of $2.50 a word .As this would mean $75,000, Senator Lorimer says he concluded the man was crazy. Senator Lorimer says his secretary suggested that the letter was a black mail letter, but Senator Lorimer says he did not believe it at the time. He wrote White, saying he was glad he was doing so well. Senator Lorimer said that previous ly he had been told that White was very poor. He asked some friends to get employment for him as he had voted for him. He says White never appeared to take the place open for him. White Quoted Dead Man. Senator Lorimer says that the un truthfulness of White's story is shown by his quoting Charles Luke as his au thority where he attempts to bring him (Lorimer) in directly. Senator Lorimer then says: "Luke is dead. There is the point to the lie. There can be no reply from tbe grave. The trick is so much news paper truck that I can hardly 'think that White did it. I am confident that the people in the Tribune office who made it an object for him to sign the OTrUJdWA. COtJRIBR WEiEf! This is the time when merchants all over the country show their customers all the new things the great Nemo Corset factory has produced for the season. More interesting than ever this year, because the new Nemo mod els are all of extreme interest and value. There Is a Nemo for Every Figure Nemos for SLENDER women are just as hygienically perfect, com fortable and stylish as the more famous Self-Reducing Corsets. Visit our Corset Department! S. C. Cullen & 126, 128, 130 E. Main St. article, supplied him with this crooked falsehood. "Incidentally, after reading the dime novel stuff printed in the Tribune «nd comparing it with the letter he wrote to me, I can say that White had about as much to do with writing that Trib une story as if he had never been born." Kills Self and Two Sons. Chicago, April ."J.-^-Harry Dahl, a carpenter, despondent because of ill health, killed himself and his two young sons here today by turning on the gas. COMPANY OFFERS BROWNS $6,000 YOUNG GIRLS ORPHANED BY WRECK OFFERED SMALL SETTLEMENT. Waterloo, May 2.—The first damage suit in this district court against the Rock Island railroad company "grow ing out of the terrible wreck at Green Mountain last March, when more than half a hundred lives were snuffed out, was filed here by Mears & Lovejoy, acting as attorneys for Mrs. Hattie Bunt, who is administratrix of the es tate of George P. Bunt, one of those who was killed. Damages in the amount of $30,000 are asked. Mears & Lovejoy wrote to the claim agent and the general attorney of the railroad company, asKtng for a confer ence with the object of settling the case out of court if possible. But neither of the officials showed any de sire to settle, although both have been in the city before this action was started. Mrs'. Bunt's lawyers also represent the administrator of the Alfred X. Brown estate, four of whom were kill ed. The claim adjuster is said to have cailed upon the administrator and of fered to settle for the four deaths for $5,00*0 to $6,000. A. F. Gates, the administrator of the Brown estate, who, with his wife and two children, were killed in the Rock Island wreck near Green Mountain, has sold the Pure Food Candy Kitch en, which was operated by Mr. Brown on Commercial street, to L. G. Ron quest, formerly proprietor of the Hum mel hotel, who will continue the busi ness. The Misses Vera and Dora Brown .will leave with their uncle, John Brown, who has been with them since the death of their parents, for Kansas City, where the young ladies will re side indefinitely. OSTEOPATHS CHOOSE OFFICERS. Dr. W. M. Furnish, of Tipton, is Chosen Head of State Society at Meeting at Davenport. Muscatine, May 2.—The Iowa Oste opathic association convention, which was held at Davenport yesterday and which was attended by Dr. M. A. Barr, of this city, and Dr. A. Mary E. Lef fingwell, of Muscatine, elected the fol lowing officers. President—Dr. W. M. Furnish, Tipton. Vice president—Dr. Sarah S. Brown, Davenport. Secretary—Dr. E. M. Stewart, Clin ton. Treasurer—Dr. Hitchcock, Vinton, (re-elected.) Member of board of trustees—Dr. S. B. Miller, Cedar Rapids, (re-elect ed.) Dr. Lefflngwell took a prominent part in the sessions, entering into tho discussions in an able manner. MUSCATINE MAN WEDS IN CHINA Rev. Walter W. Williams Marries at Foochow—Bride Is Missionary Muscatine, May 2.—Mrs. J. J. Wil liams, of near Grandview, has received an announcement of the wedding of her son, Rev. Walter Williams, a mis sionary in China, to Miss Grace B. Travis, another missionary. The cere mony took place February 25, at the Fai Maiu home at Foochow. Rev. Mr. Williams is missionary in charge of the KuChenk district and his bride has been superintendent of the Fai Maiu home at Foochow. Rev. and Mrs. Williams will make their new home at Ku Cheng. Mr Williams was a former resident of Muscatine and attended school in this city. He is a graduate of De Pauw university and from a number of medical schools. Boies Back In Iowa. Waterloo, May IJ?SSV' m^mm' Co 2.—(Special).—Ex- Governor Horace Boies, who is now '82 years old, returned from California, where he spent the winter on his fruit ranch. He is in good health. 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We desire to thank our many friends and neighbors for the expres sions of kindness shown in the death of our mother, Mrs. Esther Palmer. The Family.