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ON LORIMER CASE Illinois Legislature a Fertile Field for Corruption. Elbridge Hanecy of Chicago, Counsel for Senator Lorimer, Puts the Questions to the Executive of the Prairie State. Evidence of “jack-pots” or corrup tion funds raised for the benefit of recalcitrant legislators was sought from Governor Deneen of Illinois when he resumed the witness stand before the senate Lorimer investiga ting committee in Washington. The governor analyzed the Illinois legislature with a view to demonstrat ing the existence of a fertile field there for corruption. After a discussion of the legislative organization. Governor was turned over to Elbridge Hanecy, coun sel for Senator Lorimer. for cross-ex amination Mr. Hanecy sought first to show that Senator Lorimer was in strumental in making Mr. Deneen state's attorney of Cook county, Illi nois, a position where the witness testified he procured about $300,000 in salary and fees in eight . r c:ars. Sena or .Tones said he did not see wrat tearing ihat had (n the case, and Mr. Hanecy then took up another line of examination. Governor Deneeen said Mr. Lorimer supported him for states attorney. He declined to give the senator all the credit for his nomination, either for the first or second time. Mr. Hanecy lei Governor Deneen by a long series of Questions to give a rating to the political standing of most of the Republican leaders ill Chicago for several years. The political leanings of Chicago newspapers also were discussed. During the testimony the previous day. Governor Deneen declared that h declined to become a candidate for the senatorship because he had fostered the direct primary law under which the people of Illinois had declared in favor of the re-election of Former Sen ator Albert J. Hopkins and he thought he ought to stand by the choice of the people under this law. This Lorimer coalition of Democrats and Repub licans in Illinois politics, the governor said, was known as the “holy alliance,” while later they became known as the ‘“Black Hand.” Governor Deneen said that his followers were known as the “Band of Hope.” The liquor people, the railroads, the gas and electric light companies were the interests named by Deneen as op posing him. Governor Deneen denied that he had aided in Lorimer’s elec tion. He had heard of a “jackpot fund” at Springfield since 1897. The probable contributors to this fund, he said, were the railroad companies, the gas and electric light companies, the stock yards and elevator companies, and the Pullman company. Governor Deneen emphatically de nied the testimony of Edward Hines, president of the Edward Hines Lum ber company of Chicago, in regard to h!s telephone conversation with Gov ernor Deneen from Chicago. Gov ernor Deneen said that Mr. Hines called him up from a Chicago bank and asked him if he had received a message from President Taft asking him to use his influence toward the election of Mr. Lorimer. "I told Mr. Hines,” said Governor Deneen, “that I had received no such message and asked him how the mes sage was to come to me. Mr. Hines replied that it was from Senator Aid rich and would be delivered to me through George Reynolds, president of the Continental Commercial National Bank of Chicago. Mr. Reynolds never delivered such a message to me.” Governor Deneen said that before the publication of the alleged White confession James Keelv of the Chi cago Tribune suggested to him that a special session of the legislature be convoked to consider the Lorimer case. The witness said tnat, probably after the publication, he tentatively wrote a message proposing a special session. At a consultation with his advisors, however, the conclusion was reached that the investigating commit tee probably would consist of the men who were guilty, and the special ses sion was not called. The governor told of being in the office of the Tribune the night the White story was printed. He said he read probably the first copy printed, and walked out with it hidden under bis vest. He explained that he had beer, warned that every one leaving the building that night would be searched. SEE IS OUT ON BAIL Amount of Bond Increased from si,ooo to $5,000 After Conviction. A determined effort made at Chi cago by Assistant State's Attorney Fred Burnham to lodge Evelyn Arthur See in the county jail failed when Judge Honore, before whom the “Ab solute Life” prophet was convicted of the abduction of Mildred Bridges, ad mitted him to bail in the sum of $5,000, pending disposal of a motion for anew trial. See appeared before Judge Honore with his lawyer, and a motion was made to allow him his liberty on bonds of SI,OOO. the amount which prevailed during his trial. The bond was signed by Gustaf Peterson, owner of See's former “temple,” at 2541 Racine ave nue, who scheduled real estate to the value of SIOO,OOO. ELBRIDGE HANECY. Chicago Judge Who Represents Lo * at the Investigation. ::vj^ \ ?X , A*X*X*X<*XC*X , X*H , '^NvX< , X*X I , X^X->XvX*XvN , l?*s>. v * iggi PUBLISHER IS INDICTED St. Louis Newspaper Man Ac cued of Fraud. E. G. Lewis of St. Louis, Mo , the publisher of the St. Louis Star and un til recently publisher of a number of magazines and promoter of enterpris es, was Indicted by a special grand jury in the United States district court on charges of fraudulent use of the mails. The indictment, containing twelve counts, covers four propositions laid before the public by Lewis in which he is alleged to have obtained several million dollars by misleading state ments, circulated through the mails. It is charged that Lewis, through misrepresentations with intent to de fraud, sold unsecured notes on the Woman’s Magazine building and the Woman’s National Daily building in University City, of which Lewis is mayor, unsecured notes of the Univer sity Heights Realty and Development company, operated a “debenture scheme,” and that he misrepresented the condition of the Lewis Publishing company, in selling stock in the con-> cern. BLACK HAND KILLED Signal by Lighting Stogie An swered With Bullets. At Jeannette, Pa., on the stated sig nal of the Black Hand to turn money over to its agent, George Labarto, a wholesale fruit merchant, shot and killed Venei Ceciliano, an Italian bar ber, and immediately thereafter eight letters from the Black Hand society demanding money of Labarto, upon pain of death, were turned over to the police by Mrs. Labarto. Ceciliano entered Labarto’s store and stood lighting a stogie, when La barte opened fire with a revolver from the rear of his establishment. The lighting of the stogie was the signal for Labarto to pay Ceciliano $2,000. This signal was explained to Labarto in a letter he received after his barns were burned down and several horses destroyed. One shot, carried away a little finger on a hand of Labarto’s aaughter, who stood in line of the firing. Ceciliano was taken to a hospital, where he died, and Labarto escaped. TO HEAD EDUCATORS Carroll G. Pearse Nominated as Suc cessor to Ella Flagg Young. At San Francisco, Cal., Friday the nominating committee of the National Education association named Carroll G. Pearse, superintendent of schools of Milwaukee, for president to succeed Mrs. Ella Flagg Young of Chicago The vote was 27 to 20. Mr. Pearse is the insurgent candi date for the presidency. Verdict for Strike Injury. At South Bend, Ind., Louis A. Freel, who was mistaken for a striker and shot by John Graham, a special detective, during the Grand Trunk rail road strike, in July, 1910, received a verdict of $3,800 in a $40,000 damage suit against the company in the St Joseph circuit court. The defendant corporation confessed judgment in this amount GENERAL NEWS Dr. Wiley, pure food expert rnd ch:e chemist of the bureau of chemist:' f the department of agriculture, has been condemned by a committee on personnel of the department of ag riculture with a recommendation to President Taft that he *Te permitted to resign” from his official position. It is charged that Dr. Wiley permit ted an arrangement to be made with Dr. H. H. Rusby, a recognized pharma cognocist of Columbia university, New York, for compensation in excess of that allowed by the government. It is claimed that the arrangement was to put Dr. Rusby on the payroll of the department at $1,600 a year as an em ploye of the bureau of chemistry, an agreement being made with him that he should be called upon to perform only such service as this salary would compensate for at the rate of S2O per day for laboratory investigations and SSO per day for attendance in court. The increases at Indianapolis, lnd.. of 5 cents per hundred pounds by ice dealers on three consecutive days and the charge by one dealer that attempts were made to force him into the combination have caused the prosecutor to present the case to the grand jury under the state anti-trust law. An investigation will be begun. The companies claim that the con tinued hot weather has exhausted their surplus stock and that they are not able to supply the demand. The price of ice earlier in the season was 30 cents per hundred pounds, but it is now 45. Patrons are being served now with only half the amount they order, the dealers saying they have not enough ice to meet the demand. At Chicago strikes have been call ed on nineteen apartment buildings and one church where plumbers have contracts. Carpenters, bricklayers, lathers and building laborers were all called out. This is considered the most serious blow the United Associa tion of Plumbers has received since the beginning of the jurisdictional fight against the International Associa tion of Steamfitters. The Joint Arbi tration association called the strike. This was done in accordance with a resolution adopted recently by the board to stop construction work on buildings where steamfitters that are affiliated with the plumbers’ organiza tion have contracts. Clarenre S Darrow of Chicaga, for many years one of the best known law r yers and radical thinkers of Chi cago, who is new in charge of the de fense in the Los Angeles Times dyna miting case, has given up his Chicago apartment, dissolved his law partner ship and has resolved on the comple tion of bis present case to retire from the practice of law and abandon Chi cago as a place of residence. The firm of Darrcw, Masters & Wilson was dissolved a month ago it is learned. The dissolution was due to Darrow’s ill health, advancing years and a de sire to devote the rest of his life to study and literary work rather than to the drudgery of the law. Indications of the scope outlined for the investigation of Senator Lorimer’s election and the Illinois legislature became known when it leaked out that the senate committee proposes to go into the fish scandal and the furni ture deal in which certain Illinois soions were involved. The latter will take the United States senators fairly into the activities of the legislature. Until now it was not expected that the inquiry would extend to any such limits, even though it already has gone more into detail tuan any prior committee. In New York city six persons are under arrest as the result of a raid by government agents on a series of moonshine distilleries in New York and Brooklyn. Besides the prisoners the raid yielded one large still found in a Brooklyn flat, one large still found in a four-story Brooklyn loft building, and 2,000 gallons of moonshine bran dy from the gang’s wholesale distrib uting house on Pitt street, Manhattan. Altogether the haul was the largest of its kind ever made in this district. Saturday, at Denver, Colo., fourteen striking coal miners of Lafayette and Louisville, Col., members of the United Mine Workers of America, who have been on trial for the last week before Judge Greeley Whitford on charge of contempt in disregard ing the court’s injunction against vio lence and intimidation, were found guilty by Judge Whitford and received sentences rahging from imprisonment in the jail for one year to fines of $250 and costs. John Carson, special counsel for the Alaska syndicate and author of the letter to Captain D. H. Jarvis regard ing the Morrisey account, which was included in the charges made by Dele gate Wickersham against Attorney General Wickersham, says the alleged “Dick to Dick” letter which Miss Ab bott asserts she discovered in the in terior department record, is “rankest nonsense.” At Fort Wayne, Ind., .John M. Nolan, aged fifty-one, a night watch man in the Pennsylvania railroad freight house, shot and killed his and tried to kill himself. The bullet grazed his head and he suffered a scalp wound. Emperor Francis Joseph is consid ering Pierpont Morgan’s offer of a, million for a castle, in order to ge f a throne curtain of the fifteenth century. Delegate Wickersham asserted for mer Secretary of War Dickinson failed to acknowledge the receipt of charges alleging fraud in his department. Governor Deneen, under cross-exam ination in Washington, denied Hun ecy’s theory that a conspiracy existed to overthrow Lorimer. His System. “Percy,” said his father sorrowfully. “Percy, you have been fighting again.” “Yes. father.” said Percy. “And you have lost the fight. Percy. That Is worse than anything. When I was a boy. Percy. 1 always won. I had a system by which I always con trived to get In the first blow.” “1 did that, father.” “Well, you did it badly. By my sys tem 1 always hit the boy fairly on the point of the jaw. My system never failed.” "Yes. father, but suppose njlien you hit the boy on the point of his jaw he fell into a pile of bricks and got up with a brick in each hand, how would you have continued your system when you were a boy?" ' “Percy.” said bis father, “you seem to have a quarrelsome disposition. Let your defeat be a lesson to you. Now run away and play."-Pearson’s. Nature's Rifle Bullets. What man has learned by dint of thought and experiment some of the low r er animals appear to know through instinct. An instance is furnished by what is called the “spiral swimming" of certain organisms, such as the spherical shaped volvox and several elongated infusorians. As these re volve about the axis of progression in the manner of a projectile fired from a rifled gun. the consequence is that they are able to travel in a straight line, as they could not do otherwise, the revolution compensating with ab solute precision for any tendency to deviate from a straight course. With out such a device many of these minute creatures would simply de scribe circles, making no forward prog ress. Guarding Its Own Goods. Honesty, in its purpose, looks but little outside of itself; honor gener ously aims to deserve the good opinion of the best, finding keener anguish in the moral stain or blemish than in grievous bodily wounds. Honesty guards its own goods, and loves self interest, while it gallantly protects the weak, relieves the oppressed from the grasp of cruel force, redresses the in juries of others or defends its own pure dignity.—Albert Mathews. Art Enthusiasm. “Does the public of Crimson Gulch remember my previous visit?” asked Mr. Stormington Barnes. “It does.” replied Broncho Bob. “And is it waiting to receive me with open arms?" “Not exactly open arms. It looks more like a case of concealed weap ons.”— Washington Star. EDGERTON Tuesday, July 25th II Foremost, Grandest, Biggest, and Best of all ! 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Admission, .. 1 Children Under 12 Years 0! Age, Half-Price. SPECIAL LOW RATE EXCURSIONS ON ALL RAILROADS Doubt Disappears. No one in Edgerton Who Has a Bad Back can Ignore This Double Proof. Does your back ever ache? Have you suspected your kidneys? Backache is a kidney ache. With it comes dizzy spells. Sleepless nights, tired dull days. Distressing urinary disorders. Cure the kidneys to cure it ail. Doan’s Kidney Pills bring quick relief. Bring thorough, lasting cures. That’s what Edgerton sufferers want. Profit then by another’s testimony, Twice told and well confirmed. Mrs. Joseph Gower, 302 Eastern ave., Janesville, Wis , says—“ The benefit I re ceived from Doan’s Kidney Pills when I used them some years ago has been per manent. I willingly confirm my former endorsement of this remedy. I wa3 af flicted with kidney complaint for several weeks and was feeling miserable in every way when a friend advised me to try Doan’s Kidney Pills. I got a supply and the contents of three boxes sufficed to rid me of my trouble. I never fail to advise a trial of Doan’s Kidney Pills when 1 hear any one complaining of weak kidneys.” 38 For sale by all dealers. Price 50 cents. Foster-Milburn Cos., Buffalo, New York sole agents for the United States. Remember the name—Doan’s —and take no other. A Virginia Oish. In a baking dish place alternate lay ers of sliced apples and sliced boiled sweet potatoes, each layer sweetened and flavored with jiurmeg. Add a lump of butter, pour over a little water and bake slowly until the top is nicely browned. Serve in dish in which it is baked.—National Magazine. Friendly Candor. “Is he a friend of yours?” “Well, he seems to think he is. He never meets me without feeling that it is his duty to tell me something that will leave me unhappy for the rest of the day.”—Chicago Record-Herald. Loyal. “I have no patience with Dubbins. He sneers at Velasquez.’ “Well, 1 don’t care much for foreign ers myself, but if Velasquez is a friend of yours I don’t niame you for getting sore.”—Birmingham Age-Herald. Too Willing. Tramp—Mister, would you give me a nickel for a meal? Pedestrian—For a glass of beer, more likely. Tramp— Wofever you says, boss; you’re payin’ for ft.—Exchange The Oscillator Cool Days for Business No matter what the weather Everyone who has electricity at their disposal can be perfectly comfortable in the hottest weather. Robbins Anvers 'STANDARD Fans [Alternating and Direct Current ) are economical and efficient. The low oper ating expense as well as the small first cost put them within the reach of everyone. The fan illustrated actually consumes about one-half the power used by the ordi nary 16 C. P. lamp. Standard Fans are made in all sizes and all types—desk, bracket, oscillating, ceiling fans, for homes, offices, stores, etc. Edgerton Electric Light Cos. 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This big park has already had two Sundays and one holiday (Dec oration Day) on which the crowds for each day numbered 200,000, which means that nearly one-tenth the population of Chicago was out for amusement cn these days. For some unexplained reason the “MONITOR AND MERRIMAC” public is more keen for summer amuse ments than ever before. Anticipating the conditions, the management of Riv erview, considered the largest outdoor amusement enterprise in the world, has built up to the cravings of the crowds. Riverview is the only park in the world that had the courage to put half a mil lion dollars in two spectacles such as the “Monitor and Merrimac” and “Creation.” each of which leave impressions ot glory and splendor with the visitor never to be forgotten. The “Monitor and Merrimac” is a most realistic production of the fa mous battle in Hampton Roads which revolutionized naval warfare. “Crea tion,” with beautiful electrical and scenic effects and living tableaux, illustrates the birth of the universe. Each of these spectacles is described by interesting and impressive lectures. Another peculiar feature about the amusement park idea this-summer is the demand for exciting rides of the “thriller'’ type. Riverview has more of these than any other park in the world, and they are crowded with riders all the time. Aside from all these expensive show's and rides, Riverview has one asset that other parks in Chicago would pay thousands of dollars for— great acres and acres of shady trees and green grass.< Riverview also employs none but the best bands, which give con certs every afternoon and evening.