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FIFTY-NINTH YEAR. NO. 219.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, 1910. -TWELVE PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
Interstate Commerce Com
mission Hands Down
Generally fair tonight and Thurs
day. Slightly warmer tonight.
Temperature at 7 a. m., 68. Mexl
mum temperature in last 24 hours, 93;
minimum in 12 hours, 66. Velocity of
wind at 7 a. m., 5 miles per hour. Pre
cipitation, none.' Relative humidity, at
Called in and Discharged
BROKE COOK RECORD
Stood 8 to 4 Against Defend
ant Wayman Says Some
"Fixing" Was Done.
IG JURY SESSION'S IN
Luetgert murder trial 72 hours
Julius Kahn fraud case... 72 hours
John R. Walsh trial 60 hours
Cronln murder case 60 hours
"Skinny" Madaen labor
trial . 59 hours
Barnes and Baker labor
ease 40 hours
McCann "graft" trial 36 hours
Lee O'Neil Browne bri
bery trial 115 ho urs
Chicago, June 29. The jury that
heard the case of Lee O'Neil Browne,
legislative minority leader, charged
with bribing Representative White to
vote for Lorimer, today disagreed and
voted "No verdict."
It was officially stated the jury took
24 ballots, standing 8 to 4 for convic
June 29. State's Attorney Wayman
declared to reporters the Browne case
offered the most flagrant case of jury
fixing ever known.
OUT 115 HOI R8.
The jury was out 115 hours, the
longest session by 41 hours ever held
by a jury in Chicago. The jurors who
stood fast in the belief of the inno
cence of the defendant wfe -Cfiart6s
Spare, William R. Lowe, William H.
Hennessy and Wralter J. Hermanson.
One Juror, Arthur S. Townsend, ask
ed if there was any fighting in the
Had Fine Time.
"I should say not," he answered.
"They are a jolly good bunch and we
had a fine time. The argument was
warm at times, but all recognized the
rights of others to their own opinions."
Juror Spare, who was reported to
he hanging the jury, confirmed Town
Bend's version of the session.
"It was always S to 4," he said. "I
Ntlon't believe we could agree if we
Btayed till doomsday."
Judge McSurely said he would hear
a motion for a new trial a week from
Jodsre Makes Move.
When the court convened Judge
McSurely said: "Gentlemen, I propose
of my own notion to call in the jury i
and interrogate them as to how they
stand toward reaching a verdict. There
were no objections and a bailiff was
sent for the jurymen. As they seated
themselves, Ilermansen and Hennesey
whispered hurriedly together.
"Do you think there is any possi
bility of agreeing," the court asked
"I don't think it possible," was the
reply. "Is that the opinion of all of
you?" Some nodded their heads and
others answered "Yes."
Forrest Rebuffed Asm in.
At this point Attorney Forrest of the
defense interrupted. "I move for an
order from this court restraining all
officers of the court from assailing
through the press or any other manner
the members of this jury." he said.
''The motion is denied." said the
Judge. The court concluded: "Gentle
men, you set an unprecedented record
of its kind and I have no doubt you
have given careful consideration and
X earnest study to the question before
you. The court and counsel both thank
you for good, faithful service."
Jnrj- Packed Says Wurman.
State's Attorney Wayman said:
"The jury was packed from the start.
It is strange that men who have been
hanging about the court room day af
ter day should have been secreted In
a building across the street from th3
jury room and should walk off arm in
arm with jurors who stood for acquit
tal." Notwithstanding the statement of
feveral of the jurors that they stood
eight to four for conviction through
out, Wayman declared the jury at one
time stood 11 to 1 for conviction.
"One big fellow worked some of the
younger fellows on the jury to iiis
side," said Wayman. "He was the king
pin among them all. One of the jurors
told me there was enough evidence in
troduced to convict 50 men. It is a
pretty state of affairs."
Wayman's comments caused a sen
sation, and later he attempted to mod
ify his remarks, saying: "I did not
tv-ink my remarks, at least all of them,
,lvere to be published. What I- wanted
to say was that there was considerable
suspicious 'flagging' and winking at
7 p. m. 37, at 7 a. m. 66.
St. Paul 1.7 .1
Red Wing 4 . .0
Reed's Landing 3 .0
La Crosse 1.4 .1
Prairie du Chien 1.7 .1
Dubuque 2.1 .0
Le Claire 8 .0
Davenport 2.0 .0
A slight falling tendency in the Mis
sissippi will prevail from below Du
buque to Muscatine.
J. M. SIIERIER, Local Forecaster.
(From noon today to noon tomorrow.)
Suu sets 7:31. rises 4:28; moon rises
12:0S a. m.; 11:31 p. m.. eastern time,
moon at last quarter In constellation
AND MORGAN THERE
Noted Trio Attend 30th Anniversary
Celebration of Graduation
Cambridge, June 29. Theodore
Roosevelt, Harvard, '80, participated
with his fellow classmates of '80 in
the celebration of the 30th anniversary
of graduation. With Roosevelt were
governor Hughes and J. Pierpont Mor
gan, both of whom it was understood
would be given honorary degrees.
Among the honorary degrees con
ferred were the following: Doctor of
laws: J. Pierpont Morgan. General
Horace Porter. Governor Hughes.
PRESIDENT FOR MICHIGAN
University Confers Honor on Harry
H. Hutchins, Acting Head.
Ann Arbor. Mich., June 29. Dr.
Harry B. Hutchins, who for the past
year has been acting president of the
University of Michigan, and who for
many years has lren dean of the law
department, was iast nisht made presi
dent by the regents. The session of
the regents, which was. of course, be
hind closed toorsv irnfteTTfrttra.TtCTTr
o'clock. It was expected that the ap
pointment, if made, would be for
definite term of years, but the regents
announcement is simply that Dr
Hufehins is made permanent presi
BODIES ARE RECOVERED
Victims of Drowning at Annapolis
Found One a Midshipman.
Annapolis, June 29. The bodies of
Mrs. Nell Powyer, daughter-in-law of
the superintendent of the naval acad
emy, and Midshipmen Grisbye Thomas
and Sherman Nason, who were drown
ed near here yesterday, were recovered
The body of Mrs. Bowyer was found
standing erect in the waters of Severn
river. Stretched at her feet upon the
river bottom were the bodies of Mid-
I shipinen Thomas and Nason. The trio
had set sail yesterday in a naval acad
emy half rater for the bathing beach.
MUSICIANS DIE TOGETHER
Iiomance in Germany Is Followed by
a JoubIe Tragedy. y
Stuttgart, Germany, June 29. Dr.
Aloys Obrist, the famous musical con
ductor, and Anna Sutter, court singer,
were found dead together today. Both
had Leen shot. Appearances indicated
one had been murdered and the other
SENATOR IS NEAR DEATH
Mr. Daniels Suffers Another Stroke
at Lynchburg Home. '
Lynchburg, Va., June 29. Senator
Daniel today sustained another stroke
of paralysis. His doctor expects death
inside of 24 hours.
Married 66 Years; Celebrate.
Sterling, 111., June 29. Mr. and Mrs.
Wilbur Jackson of New Bedford cele
brated their 66th wedding anniversary
here yesterday. They have 82 descend
ants. Roosevelt to Visit Milwaukee.
Milwaukee, June 29. Roosevelt will
be the guest of the Milwaukee Press
club Sept. 7.
AT LAST TAFT
Beverly, June 29. President Taft
arrived at his summer home at 9:50
Beverly, June 29. President Taft
and former President Roosevelt will
meet at Burgess Point tomorrow after
noon. While there was no official anj
nouncement of the conference it was
made known details are being ar
ranged. . Whether Governor Hughes
will participate In tomorrow's meeting
Is not certain. It Is believed Senator
Lodge will also be Dresent-
Demolishing of Airship
Ends Regular Passen
ger Service. ,
MONTHS TO REBUILD
Inventor Next Plans Flight to
'-Vienna to Call on Emperor" -Joseph.
Osrabreck, Germany, June 29.
Count Zeppelin is here today to super
intend the salvage of the airship
Deutschland, which came to grief In
loss experienced hands yesterday. The
count, who is 72 years of age, has an
engagement in the near future to fly
from iFriedrlchshafen to Vienna to ex
hibit his invention to Emperor Joseph
and proposes to make good the prom
ise. Will Not Resume Soon.
Prospects of the early resumption of
passenger service, however, are not
bright. The accident will necessitate
a suspension for several months of
the advertised excursions. It will be
necessary to dismantle the airship and
the work of taking it to pieces has
been begun. The next voyage will be
made wrth Zeppelin at the helm.
Wrecked In Treea.
Dusseldorf, Germany, June 29.
Count Zeppelin's passenger airship,
Deutschland, the highest developed
of all the famous aeronaut's models,
lies on top of the Teutoburgian for
est, pierced with pine tree stems, a
mass of deflated silk and twisted
aluminum. Thirty - three persons
aboard, after a wild contest with a
storm, escaped uninjured by descend
ing a rope ladder from the wreck on
the pine tops.
General Manager Colesmann of
the new airship company, Chief En
gineer Duerr of the Zeppelin com
pany, and Captain Kannenberg, who
had charge of the crew of 10, and 20
newspaper men sailed from Dussel
dorf at 8:30 o'clock yesterday morn
ing for a three hours' excursion.
The objective point was Dortmund,
about 35 miles from Dusseldorf, but
a high head wind prevailed and an
effort was made to reacn Munster, a
garrison town, so that a landing
might be made on the parade ground,
where the aid of the soldiers in hold
ing the vast contrivance of silk and
metal against the wind could be ob
tained. It was dangerous to attempt a
landing in an open field because of
the storm, as the metal was likely
to pound to pieces. In the high wind
one of the motors refused to work
and the other two were not powerful
enough to make any progress in the
llang-a at Ancle.
The airship drifted In the violent
gusts and some times leaning to an
angle of 45 degrees while the engine
men were at work repairing the dis
abled motor. When this was done
all four screws were driven at their
full power, under which in normal
conditions the airship was capable
of attaining a speed of 40 miles an
The helmsman was unable to keep
his course and the great craft was
swung about at the mercy of the
Colesmann did not dare to turn
tha shin around for fear of overturn-,
J7jL '"Reno on A"c X CV WiOfc uL 4
Lee O'Neill Browne
Minority Leader of Illinois Legislat
ure Upon Whose Guilt Jury
ing and decided to drift "in the gale,
which was blowing at the rate of
50 miles an hour toward Osnabruc'k,
which also is a garrison station.
Unshed About by Whirlwind.
Suddenly he perceived a whirlwind
coming and ascended to a height of
nearly 4,0)0 feet to avoid the worst
of it. With the whirlwind came an
avalanche of rairr. After half an hour
the Deutschland came down to per
mit of observations, and it was seen
that the Teutoburgian forest lay be
low. The forward motor again stop
ped and Colesmann sent five of the
correspondents to the aft gondola
to ballast the vessel.
The Deutschland sank rapidly,
having lost much gas in the high al
titudes, and dragged along the top
of the dense forest. A heavy branch
of a tree broke through the floor of
the cabin amidships, throwing two of
the guests to ' the floor. Other
branches ripped through the gas com
partments and the whole great
structure settled down 30 or 4 0 feet
from the ground.
Expensive Ship In Wreeked.
The airship, for which Herr Coles
mann's company had just paid $137,-
500. looked- like a wreck. The
frames were broken, but the motors
were not damaged. The silk was
ripped and had fallen in a torn mass
on the tops of the trees. A com
pany of infantry was sent from Osna
bruck and picketed the wreckage.
Occupants of the airship say the
early part of the flight was delightful,
much like automobiling, without the
FOR GOV. DICKERSON
Reno, June 29. Yielding to argu
ments of counselors and friends, Jef
fries tailed off his boycott on boxing
today and will box this afternoon for
the edification of Governor Dickerson.
"My visit to the training camp of John
son yesterday was the first time I ever
saw a big boxer in preparation for a
contest," said Governor Dickerson. "I
was greatly interested in the exhibi
tion. He amused me when I compli
mented him on his agility. He said:
'Governor, I would like to box with
you some time and show you how easy
it is.' I assured him if we ever were
matched by some designing person the
match would be officially called off."
FIVE KILLEDrJHREE HURT
Baltimore & Ohio Train Hits a Gang
Baltimore, June 29. A Baltimore &
Ohio passenger train today struck a
gang of carpenters repairing a trestle
near here, killing five and Injuring
Delegates to Peoria Good
ON LORIMER BRIBERY
Several Radical Changes in
Legislative : Me:thodsAre '
Peoria, III., June 29. In resolutions
introduced by Representative M. A.
Hull of Chicago the demand goes forth
from COO citizens of Ilinois for a com
plete investigation of charges of brib
ery In the election of Senator Lorimer.
Copies will be sent to Senator Cullom,
State's Attorney, Wayman of Cook
county, and State's Attorney Burke of
Sangamon county. It is demanded that
both state and federal investigations
W ould Change Conatltullon.
Among other resolutions introduced
by Hull, and adopted, are those de
manding an amendment to the consti
tution providing for initiative and ref
erendum as followed in Oregon; the
passage of a corrupt practice act and
comprehensive state civil service sys
Winston Churchill of New Hamp
shire, advocating the short ballot sys
tem, spoke last night.
The afternoon session Vfas called to
order by Chairman Capen of Bloom
ington and debate followed between
Chicago representatives and those
from down state on charter legislation
Ilaymond Kohbina Spenka.
Raymond Robbins of Chicago mauled
the legislature on its manner of trans
acting legislative business, telling of
three distinct bills that had met un
timely deaths at the hands of what he
terms "down statesmen." He said:
"Until this state is represented by men
who are human beings, who do not do
their voting by long distance tele
phones, Chicago will ask no further
Donahue In Defenae. j
Representative D. D. Donahue of
Bloomlngton took exception, declaring
the three bills presented by the metrop- j
olis were unfair; they were repetitions
of former enactments, and did not
clearly specify their ends.
Robbins said Donahue had never
read the bills. Donahue denied this
and stated Chicago is not attempting
to deal fairly with the lower end of
the state. Then the resolutions were
presented and adopted.
Telia of Petty tirnft.
W. B. Hale of Chicago stirred the
convention with his talk in which he
exposed the petty giaft methods of
legislators, and Merritt Starr of Chi
cago related how the legislators had
dealt a death blow to an effective cor
rupt practices act. Delegate Wester
feld of Chicago told of the smothering
of the express bill at Springfield, and
August E. Gans of the Knights of
Labor spoke of the corrupt practices
The convention was addressed by
Dr. Charles McCarthy, head of the
Wisconsin legislative bureau.
Juclee Hlnakera Plan.
Judge Rinaker, basing his proposi
tions upon twe terms of membership
in the house of representatives, ad
vanced a plan of regeneration of meth
ada. of Ifisrlslatlna aX Sjjriazfield. which
appears to have caught the fancy of
all but the intensely radical.
Judge Rinaker's system was em
braced In the following items:
1. Time limit for the election
of a speaker.
2. Time limit for the appoint
ment of committees.
3. Time limit for the introduc
tion of bills, during which time
there shall be no committee meet
ings. 4. Time limit for the considera
tion of bills by committee,, during
which time there shall be no ses
sions of the house except for
5. Consideration of all bills In
troduced by the house, after con
sideration in committee and in the
numerical order In which they
6. Committee meetings to cease
and every bill to be considered on
its merits on the floor of the house.
7. Bills passed by thp senate
be reported 'tfrh-hwrre'Jind
sent to house committee after all
house bills are through, during
which time no house sessions.
S. All senate bills reported to
floor of house and there consid
ered on their merits.
9. Committee on enrolled and
engrossed bills to report back bills
to the house in their numerical
HIT HARD BY COURT
Southeastern Association Officers Are
Fined for Alleged Fixing of
Kates at Newport News.
Newport News, Va, June 29. Presi
dent Daniel Harris, General Manager
A. B. Andrews and 21 members of the
Southeastern Underwriters' associa
tion were convicted today in the magis
trate's court of unlawfully conspiring
to control insurance rates in this city
and fined $500 each. The case was
STATISTICIAN PAYS FINE
Penalty of 5,000 Collected in Con
nection With Cotton Leak.
Washington, June 29. E. S. Holmes,
Jr., former associate statistician in the
department of agriculture, indicted in
1905 for misconduct in office in con
nection with the "cotton statistical
leak," today plead guilty and was fined
$5,000, which was paid.
Pass State Examination,
Springfield, June 29. The following
from Watertown hospital have passed
the state civil service examination for
appointment in the state charitable in
stitutions: Promotional examination for physi
cian Dr. A. H. Dollear.
Assistant physicians Dr. Max C.
Hawley and Dr. Gustav W. Dishong.
NEW TRIAL FOR
' SWOPE MURDER
Kansas City. June 29. Dr. B. C.
Hyde, convicted of poisoning Colonel
Swope, the millionaire philanthropist,
was denied a new trial this morning.
In regard to the charge of the de
fense that he had prejudiced the Jury
against the defendant by revoking
the latter's bonds and sending him
to Jail while the trial was in progress,
Judge Latshaw said 10 of the Jurors
made affidavits they did not know
Hyde had been sent to Jail until the
trial was finished and that the ver
dict was not influenced by the court's
The prisoner's attorney filed a mo
tion for arrest of Judgment. , Tues
day. nmiS wm set for the arguments.
REDUCTIONS ARE MADE
Rank Abuses Found to Have
Prevailed in Coast and Inter
Washington, June 29. Decisiont
were handed down today by the inter
state ' commerce commission country-
wide in importance. They affect
freight rates, both class and commod
ity, on all transcontinental lines oper
ating between the Atlantic and Pacific
oceans. Extensive reductions are or
dered, in some instances amounting to
50 per cent.
Knovm aa Parlflc Coaat Caae.
The decisions are what are popularly
known as the Pacific coast cases and
all reductions ordered affect rates
irom Mississippi and Missouri river
transfer points to Pacific coast ter
minals and intermountain points.
Found Remarkable Abnaea.
The commission found a remarkable
rate situation existing on the Pacific
coast and intermountain territory.
Shippers in some cases complained
they were required to pay Pacific
coast terminal rates, plus local rates
back from these terminals, although
the freight was discharged by the rail
roads on the western trip. These
local rates In most Instances amounted
to two-fifths or more than the entire
rate from the eastern points or origin
to the Pacific coast terminals.
New York, June 29. The stock
market was seized with another
spasm of weakness at thenoon hour.
today following the announcement of
the interstate commerce commission
that declared certain rate schedules
were excessive. Prices of the most
active issues went the lowest of the
ear. Liquidation was urgent and
Astonishing facts were developed by
the coram ission at its hearing concern
ing the earning capacity of Pacific
lines. The commission shows tlfat
during the last two years the operat-
ng revenues of the Southern Pacific
company's Pacific syBtem increased
8.000,000, while the operating ex
penses decreased $5,000,000, thus pro
ducing an increased operating income.
of ever $12,000,000, or a net increase
o about $2,000 per mile of road.
Central Knrna Moat,
Referring to other lines of the Pa-
lflc system the commission says: "If
we take the Central Pacific alone we
find it third in the list of Pacific roads
in tons carried and the highest of all
in freight earnings per mile, $13,153
per mile in 1907. While It is one ot
three railroads of the west carrying
over a million tons o" freight per mile
of road the earnings of the Central
Pacific per mile are C5 per cent greater
than the average for the United States
and 100 per cent greater than the aver
age of roads west of Chicago."
Aak a llehearla.
Washington, June 29. A petition
for a rehearing was filed in the su
preme court today by the railroads In
the Missouri river rate case.
BALLOON FOR DASH TO POLE
ZcpiK-lin Dirigible Keady to Ieavc
Saturday Inspected by Kainer. "
Kiel, June 29. The steamship
Mainz, which will proceed on Saturday
for Spitsbergen islands, carrying
Count Zeppelin's preliminary north
polar expedition, anchored alongside
the imperial yacht Hohenzollern yes
terday and was inspected by Emperor
, It is planned to erect a dirigible
balloon house at Spitzbergen and Cap
tain Lau will investigate the possibili
ties of a dirigible balloon flight in the
Arctic to determine whether an air
roure to the north pole will be prac
tical. The party Includes Prince Henry of
Prussia, Professor Erlck von Drygal
skl and Reich, the oecanograpners.
Professor Mienthe of the technical
University of Charlottenburg, who will
6tudy the twilight effects, Count Zed
lltz und Trutzschler, the zoologist, and
Professor H. Hergesello of the Univer
sity of Strasburg, who will make a
study of the atmospheric currents.
. Distant Quake Felt.
Washington, June 29. An earth
quake a great distance from Washing
ton whose tremors were recorded with
only slight vibrations occurred this
morning, beginning at 7:03 and con
tinuing until 7:27, according to the
Georgetown university observatory.
Condition of Cotton.
Memphis, June 29. The report of tli
National Ginners association today
gives the condition of cotton up to,
June 25 as S2.3,