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SIXTY-FIRST YEAR. NO. 12.
China Emperor's Edicts
Must be Fulfilled With
in Few Days.
Panic Among Officials at Pe
king Shanghai Ready
Shanghai. Oct. 31. A very few days
will tell the future fortune for China.
The burning of the native city of Han
kow by the imperialists, accompanied
ny brutal treatment of the Chinese by
the Mancbus, created the worst possl
Me impression. I-aders of the. new
party look upon the issuance of edicts
hh a victory far g'eater than anything
-von on the field of battle.
may hi: wokt i history.
It is predicted that unless the Man
chus immediately demonstrate the sin
cerity of the imperial edicts being is
sued at Peking, the slaughter will ex-i-wd
that of the Tal-Ping rebellion.
Every indication is that the native
city of Shanghai. Narking, Chinc
Klang. Chan-Chow, and the lower Yang
Tf." forts will be in the hands of the
! evolutionists within a week. The
panic among the officials at Peking is
regarded as one of the worst features
"f the situation.
rESiF:T from Fnociinu.
Tondon, Oct. 31. A private telegram
from Fonchow coutradicts a report
'hat the city is In posse-ssion ot the
rebels, and ad'ls that all Is quiet.
Peking, Oct. It is reported the
rebels recaptured the Hankow railway
Peking. Oet. "1. Tin national as
sembly at today's Region expressed
ratification over the edicts recently
Issued by the throne, and expressed a
belief that the (situation in China would
bo improved if the promises were ful
filled. 1.HOO IIKlORli:i Kil l Kl.
Haukow, Oct. ."!!. Revolutionist r
oraniied forces are furiously e-ontest-Ing
the imperialists' advance on Han
Yang. The Red ('rows estimated l.Oti.i
revolutionist er killed and :!."e-)
wounded. The loyalists lost II "
ki it dikk ii ks.io oki-i:hi:i.
Peking. Oct. 21 The state of ter
ror that has taken possession of the
mperial court was further evidcnc-d
today by a long list of edicts These
off. r further concessions of a most
radical character. Todav'a diets indi
cate that the Manchu rule is at an end.
The transfer of even cabin, t offices to
native Chines.- in ord-Tcd, and t!:
ihrone swears that "hereafter th t
Manchus and Chinese shall be regard
ed equally," meaning tha' the !a':
orate sysKin ! Mancliu pensions will
e discontinued and the .Mnncbus left
to earn t;,--ir living by their own tn
'vrrise. iimi'i t;rr. vrn t i.atiov.
To'iayV fdi' t, lik- j .-te, au s. v t
"rit'en as coming from :hc ii.funt rm
: eror himself. Th;s apparently was
'.,!; to cit a'c amii'. g the p-op a
!:. '.g of petr-H!, j ioyalty lor ti,cir
.o er i;ii. The dirts make a t orn
i K apt? 'ila! iop. to the d mauds of
'! .- nai tonal assembly, and even offer
v : : v .iaitt praise to "he rebe ls for
' r.l-x a:.oti! tliv great r forms w hu !i
promised !;; ... s'r ii;ie for e-
i . . . tii'-' it fai'. '. ir. ih nr ?. oi.
..-.lis many :' close's: le!.-.-
s. I'K s.'iit oflicl.il iom. he d-i !;ir. s.
...5 no- s-mg'it the i".?-rs's of :!-...-;'.
b,u :.! !'s own we.fuiv.
too i.iii. v iti:iu:i..
r oi'.l io:. deeUr t!.e d;. u-
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Put v.;i oiuts appar r.tly
: 1e r i;o;)c.j lor eft'e. t in
.:i:;..:i::i ti.e . Tin y l ave s'ir
' - -i- a m-.-.: lomndable .;.pi:iriv.n
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ver .-v tr.itod by icr:,:;i rs 1 e
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.' : s t s The 'c:t-'enrs are
"'': vr th. sl'-.i.!:r" t:i Pekir.s.
Forecast Till 7 P. M. tomorrow, fo
Rock Island. Davenport, Moline,
Generally fair with some cloudi
ness tonight and Wednesday, cold
er tonight with the lowest temper
ature slightly telow the freezing
Temperature at 7 a. m. 36. High
est yesterday 4 4, lowest laBt night
Velocity of wind at 7 a. m. 5 miles
Precipitation .24 Inch.
Relative humidity at 7 p. m. 100,
at 7 a. m. 97.
Stage of water 10 feet, a rise of .1
in last 2 4 hours.
J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
(From noon today to noon tomorrow.
Sun fcets 4:54. rises C:2C; moon sets
a. m.; S a. in., planet Mars at
ascendinz node, crossing sun's path
are not alarmed. Unarmed pickets
form a lint; about the legation walla
find extend into the Chine quarter.
FearK are entertained for foreigners in
the province of Shan-Si. many of whom
SALESMAN'S DEATH A 1
Kranli K. Atkinson. Rroujcht Home
l"ii-oncjoH by I'nkmmn In.
Ilxpire in Hospital.
Chicago. Oct. .11. Unexplained cir
cumstances surrounding the d"aih of
Prank K. Atkinson, a talesman, at a
bi.splTal today, resulted in an ine.-t!-nation
Marred bv the policy Atkinson
is a son of a well-to-do resident of
The widow of the dead man told the
police her husband left home Sunday
. niorninc and in the aftetnoon w.:s
brought back unconscious by revril
: unidentifie 1 men. EfTorts to revive him
were futile, and he was taken to a hos
pital, where he died without a state
ment. If is said Atkinson rook two dittiks
in a saloon in tiip company ot t-e' era!
n'"n Then h. Iof' cons iousnesr.
Tlu-re ate to eu's or bruise on :hc
LOS ANGELES HAS A
HOT FIGHT ON MAYOR
Job tlarriinan. -iocialist 'andiilate-.
I.s OpM-.l by Three ;.lto
Ixs Angeles. Oct. 11. The p:;ni n .es
today were preceded by what w :s di
' clnred to be one of the :no.-:l hotly con
gested ntayoraiity campaigns se::i
here in hany years. Socialism over
shadowel all rpiestions. lob Marriri;an.
socialist candidate for mayor, and o'ie
of the attorneys in the Mi Namara
trial, is opposed bv three candidate",
among them Ceorg" Alexander, the re- i
, publican incumbrent. For months the
grocer, butcher and baker hav.-- Vf.i
, sending out socialistic literal ire. w.ii.e
thousands of women worked the resi
dential dif-triefs for Harrimat:. Al
though the wonien are not olist.'ule t
vote at todays primary 23,'1'i are re
i istered to vi.ie at the election. Iec
RICHESON IS IN COURT
ON DAY FOR WEDDING
.IT. When the
of Clarence Pi.-heson, el.argeii with
the-murder of Mias I-inpen, was
called m court today. The hearing
was postponed uutil Nov. 7.
Kicheson. whose neat appearance
has been remarked every v 1 orp while
1" njoyd hi- liberty, could Si-jriely
be distinguished from the ctlu r prison
ers when he fpme into court. Hi.-: la v
uas ha-atd a::d pale, and his ' ' '.:
a; pearrd i.!-:itiiii-. T'-d.sv was the :
set f r the tn:!!Ti:ti.e of Riche. on
.Miss Yioiet Kdmands.
MEETING TO CONSIDER
STRIKE ON ROCK ISLAND
Chicago. Oct. ''. . -- President
Ki.ro of 'he Railway l;!.n.ki-n.itfc's
union si-r.t cut a call today for the
1. ;.: f r-t tier iutcrnatJonf.I 'irio:.
to ii:ct in C'liKaKo at the e.irliest
ptss'.b'.e tir.:e to discuss the advisa
bi!:ty of a strike on the Rock Is
CIGARET IN BED; FALLS
ASLEEP; IS FOUND DEAD
l-ard. a City, X. Y.. Oct. Jl K.i . ar
frv Ku-et. aa aviator at the Nassau
boit.i-vard f.eid. was burned to deatU
in a, bed in a hotel last nicht. It, a i
t.g. be f 1! as'.eop :th a hehte.-l es st
ar et :r. - '.s "r..r.d.
EIGHTY-TWO: HANGS SELF
lMly el lianvillc Cil Opiat.- 1
1 on nd by lirajulchildrcn.
Iianvilie. I''. Oct. M. Jeremia Mont-..
kC years o'.i. s rerre-! co. i oper
a'ur. committed ;-';i '.l-' at his home
::: tJ'..- city by h::ir.g He was
found l-v two of his grandchi.dren,.
who had i:rrit to the corn crib to piay.
Morin had e.-n encage.l in coal m:r.
iuc in Ye'-miiioi county s:nct
IVsrcr.der.cy. ei5:;m:td by IU b-a!ta
una threatetNl h'lr.d is .-. are tile caus
Begin Search for Miss
MISSING SINCE OCT. 14-
Aunt of Young Woman Re
ceives Mysterious Visit
From an Italian.
Chicago. Oct. 31 A general call for
all Scandinavians in the city to look
for Miss Alma Peterson, who disap
peared 0 t. 14, was sent out today by
the National Swedish society. The
police also bt-gaii searching. Miss Pe-
teisen left me
Sv.t:soi!. an aunt.
in a Ftib'irr
thought she wus .or:. ',,jX
as ff.t general until y ste;
an It;:'inn visited Mrs.
day. w L). n
home s;.u suid he km a where Miss
Pe: i son wa. but she did no: tni.-t
t:i:n ; '-s. c:-f h i hon;--.
iiiim;kh .ii: noil.
He obtaired ft cm ;rs Sv'anson a
note. :rsir.g the girl to t;epeiid on the
ItaliMi. Nothli.g turtiif r was l"-a;d
either of him or of the ski. Mrs. s?wan-.-o:i
J he- niece vas kidnapeil.
and no; i ri
ce, n.- li. .
i! the polic- an-3 t'
MOTHER OUT; HOUSE
BURNS: 2 ARE DEAD
Father. S'vaiat-l IVoni Wife.
Ilfurif tin I in Klames Jt.-.
tr..yjn-r ( 'hiblr-it.
Si;;i Kt,;'ly. X. Y.. Oct :;. '.-,:,?
Mrs. 1' iikow was out la?t ni.l.f. fire
destroyed her home and burned tn
death two of her three chudrcr. hiie
i-ltepir.g. The father, who had not
lived with his wit for some time,
watched the f,re from across the
street, apparently uninterested, and
maUe r. attempt to enter the ho
RICH POTASH DEPOSITS
LOCATED IN THE WEST
Washington. Oct. 31. Rich pot
ts:i deposlis. said to contain more
than enough cf tins subsiane to
supply the needs of the Pnired
State. Lave been located in the v.-st
according to Secretary of Ajrrb'ul-
lure Wi'fion TIia ilisrnwrv the cat.
retarv declares, will mean a savings
of $!2.''....00 a vear in this coun-
trv, a heretofore the fnited States
has leer, spending that sum annual -
lv iu buvir.g potat". in Germanv.
M. E. Mission Society Meets.
Blccuangtcn. HI.. Oct. 31. The
26th annual convention of the Meth -
odist Women's Home Missionary so-
ciety of I'.iir.cis opened today at Lin -
coin, with a representation from -v-
Ty county in the state.
DUST IS DEADLY
Valuable Experiment Made by
Bureau Director in Penn
sylvania. PRODUCES FATAL GASES
In Sufficient Quantity to Kill All Es
caping Violence of Combustion, j
It Is Claimed. !
Pittsburgh. Oct. 31. "No amount of
writing or talking cquld be so forcible
In the teaching of great lessons," said
Dr. Joseph A. Holmes, director of the
bureau of mines, when he returned
from a demonstration at the govern
ment experimental rofnes at Bruceton,
Pa., covered with mud and looking al
most like a veritable miner. Holmes
was most enthusiastic over his experi
ment. It was not until after dark that
tho first "made to order" mine explo
sion took place.
KI M HI E I" THE EARTH.
Standing alone in his laboratory back
in the hills of Allegheny county, a
SPIRIT OF HALLOWE'EN
Mrs. .i tia : ( hmist i wicrt touched an Innocent-an-1 tlon block," Delancey Nic.oII replied I
pcriri button. An explosion failel
o pp. sr." An iin e.-l ij;a:ion found!
; fi.-irce .f trouble, which was read
r rn- died. Th" last shot was touch-
e.l of bv J, . H-'imes Instantly there!
" a (iull runi:-- in the bowels of the
r:ani's burst truui the drift
sp,;i ted from tiie ir that'. Tib
ial) house- went down in a crash. I
".!; volume? of smoke pound into!
'iie open and the heavens were ablaze.
it u;is terrifying to Hymen. Kir"
t -iSses. miii foremen and suncrintend-i
e-:ts who h:.d fierf fofore esearfl tboe !
;bir.,s unexpected, saw what they be
'.ieed thev woL-jd som; riav experi
life, but would never be able to tell '
r real mine explosion. ;
kkkokt M(i:wti.. '
The govrrnmenfs effort apparvnrly ;
l as t een successful. It was a test of
the explosive properties of the "dead-:
. iv" coal c! is'.
Holmes In a public
si. vera r.t .-aid:
"The ertat vab-e of the experiment
'o rhe mli-inp indus'ry was in demon
strating to more than 1..t"( coal opera
tors and mine managers from every
coal mining district in the
State the fact :
"That ordinary bituminous or soft
oal dust w ill explode from a charge of
blast powder badly placed in a mine;
"Thaf dusr will explode with vio
lenro sufficient to wreck a mine and
Mil every person working in the mine;
and that poisonous gases are giver off
from such an explosion in sufficient
quan'ity to snff'cae and poison any
persons in the mii-e who may have es-
cared the violence of an explosion."
mv .s.-..mo, uxmisKft
Ho: ir.es said coal mine opera-;
ors and n.anacers who witnessed the!
explosion will return to their mines j
Impressed not only with the fact that '
d'lsf- M explode from improper use of;
t-Iack r"Jer. but that many explo !
' sIot.s aire aiy occurrel In mines fn oth- i
: region. have been dust explosions, I
! and no: gas explosions, as supposed.
i Cholera VistU Regiment.
Bombay. Oct. 21. There has been
;a sudden violent outbreak of cbol-i
! era among the members of the Royal '.
; Scots regiment at Benairee. During j
' 25 hours, ending this morning, j
; there were 1 cases end five deaths. '
STOP THIEF A
American Tobacco Com
pany Makes Charges
AFTER ITS PROPERTY
Alleged That Protestants Rep
resent Organization Doing
New York. Oct Ul. Charging that
independent dealers, who are protest
ing against the proposed reorganiza
tion, are attempting to destroy th'i
American company for the- purpose of
"picking up its property on the auc-
today to the attacks upon the reorgan
TO VOIl) HK P.l F.HSIIIr HI IX.
The independent tobacco and cigar
manufacturers, who opposed the plan.
Nieoll declared, represented a combina
tion doinvr a business valued tt more
than $330,0OP,O(iO a year, and they were '.
combined "to cripple the small com-1
petitor "' Attorney Cieneral Wicker- :
sham detlar'. d "it will be a tremendous '
calamity to the industries of the coun
try if some means cannot be found to !
reorganize the to'uacco combination by
avoiding the ruin and wreck th it would
''e ceitain to follow a receivership." !
m:i;ks ew niMirniiN. j
"'Reaiizing the gravity of the situa- i
,icn wnkh confronted the govcrr.njent
and courts in this case." the attorney!
ceneral continued. I have done all in
my power to aid in bringing about a
new condition without resort io a re
ceivership, and I conferred frequently
with your honors and coun.se for the
defendants to that end.
1 w,,la nave oeen entirely untrue
to my trust If I had failed to fake rha
view fir tne case ana extender! my pow
ers towaid that end."
MREMiTH K K I IIIMKV
New York, Oct. 31 Wic ker' ham's
statement accepting the American To
bacco plan, with the condition that it
be modiOe.j in accordance with his
proposal, resulted in active hu;it;iT of
securities of the company. "'Curb
common jumped nearly 20 point,
iTEXAS TOWN IS ALP.10ST
DESTROYED BY TWISTER
SaD Antonio, Texas, Oct 31. The
town of Thelma, 18 mis eouth, was
practicany destroyed ny a tornado
yesterday. There - was immense
5an'a" to crops. Two persons were
burt n1 "any bad tbrilllog escapes.:
..... ... . ...
Wilton Committeeman In Mino'jri.
Kansas City. Oct 31. Edward F. ,
Goltra of St. Louis today was chosen j
democratic national committeeman j
from .Missouri to succeed th'.- lit:
Moses Wetmore. Coltra is a close
rrscnal friend of Governor Wood row ;
Wl!eon of N'er J'rfr. j
TAFT IN FEAR OF
A DEFEATiN 1912
President Declares at Chicago
Party Is Facing Great j
TO SOLVEjrRUSTPROBLEM;shurtIeff charges
"If Tlieiv Is a ChaJige in tJovern.
mem. We Mut Support
loyally," He Says.
Chicago. Oct. 31 Pefore leaving
Chicago for the east yesterday after-;
noon. President Taft sang what might
be considered his "swan song.' j
He conceded that the republican par- j
ty and it? policies may be defeated at
tliA T-v.ic;.-iTii.i1 alAi.llAn i rt 1 Q 1 O
It vas in his speech at the luncheon
given for htm "by the Hamilton club
at the Hotel La Salle the last func
tion of his three-day visit in Chicago
that the president discussed the ques
tion of the defeat of the republicans in
the national election.
H admitted that the party has
reaclu'd a critical stage of its history, j "1tted today before the Lorimer in
His remarks brought a chill to the i vestigating committee that he discuss-
S'lo member of the rock-ribbed repub
lican organization who were entertain
ing: him as their guest of honor.
The admission by Taft that republi-
can defeat was even a possibility cans-
ed a sensation, ana wa.s the universal
topic of conversation in political
It was a shock as well as a surprise
to his audience.
t'tr cnnepiiin that t h a rtmnrtrt
may win iu 1912. Mr. Taft declared
that in case there is to be "a change"
in the national administration, his fol
lowers and himself would give loyal
support to the new government.
(0OI.KS WITH "HOPE."
Realizing that his words had trans
formed bis erstwhile cheerful auditors
... . . i -
. . . V i V
!ng the hope that the "people knew a
good thing and would not make a J
change " A . ' tlned that Lorimer's election to the
Ills hearers laughed and cheered at e wm aQ outRrowta of 8h
the speakers intima ion that he con- ,eff.s e,ecUon M kpr Bulvan
sidered ho would be 'a good thing" asj8ald thafc Lormer wolJ,d fc
a candidate for re-election, but they
relapsed into "the political blues'
when it dawned on them that he enter-'
talued a suspicion that he would be de
feated by the democracy if be should
& KAHILI UC UIU luaioi L v LCii .j ,
"VVVtelt a crlBls In the history of
tho republican party, some people
fhinlf." -said President, Taft. "It Is a
crisis that has to do with the question
of the continuance of the republican
party in power in the control of gov
ernment. I hope, however, that thero
will be no change. I am hopeful that
the people fcnow a good thing when
they rpc it.
iion:s srii.i, to iioi.n hi:ii.
"We have been chastened In recent
elections, but I think the people In
tended only to make us better and
more careful iu the future by chasten
ing us a bit In off years, as they have
sometimes done in the past. I hope the
people have no Intention of shift
ing the burdens of government from
the shoulders that have borne them so
well during the period of our greatest
prosperity to the untried shoulders of
ii)en with new policies and new theor
ies of action, which we do not believe
in and do not believe the people be
"Still, if the people desire a change
if the change must come then you
and I must loyally support the govern
ment placed in power by the people,
and will hope that the change may re
sult in the best Interests of all.
"Then if, after a trial, the people
want to go back to the old party, we
can bear that experience with the con
solation that it will be only four years
HfT IV PITTMH RCII.
Pittsburgh, Oct. 31. Preside nt Tart i the caucus. I understood that t
arrived here today from Chicago. lie: mean that he thought I could b
was escorted through Ions lines of otu- elected by a combination of demo
dents to Forbes field, where he wit-'cratic and republican votes." paid
nessod demonstrations of explosive i Shurtleff.
and me hods of life-saving mine explu-j Shurtleff denied thp.t either Lori
sions under the direction of the bureau ! mer or Roger Sullivan aided bim oi
r f mines. The president will award j consulted with hltn regarding hU
prizes to the victorious life-savings candidacy for the speakership,
crews. Thi afternoon he will board ; The witneh stated that at on
the flafisbip Virginia in the marine pa-j time during the- campaign for th
rade in honor of the centennial of the . speakership he whu told that 0. M
introduction of navigation on western ; Chiperfleid of Canton liad been se
rivers. j lected by fJovernor Herieen a a
itf-. mink KKM'i'K. ("harmony" candidate Tor speaker.
Ten thousand persons cheered the! ui:ki; -i:vi:mt m uu:i.
president as the latter watched the There were several 's ares,'
mine explosion?. Once the preti-ient Eaid Shurtleff. "when it was report
preyed a button which exploded a Uiat a riU,uer of ,:emocr:it bad
c!iarp. Instantly smoke and flames a?rt.,. to Ver for the reelection of
burs' from a long steel nailery, and a . j.nator Hopkins, but I never learn
rescue team dashed for the main open-' tn exac t condition w hich caused
In. They were lad In armor provld- ' these rumors. I consulted with
ed for such happenings, and returned . Cotigressraan Copley several tlmef,.
quieirly with dummies representing in-j i,t n-t T,,i,l,.:il.r haNlns t"li
J;ir"i m"n. An ambulance carried the , ar,. ,,., t.rs that they would not
'unconscious" victims past the presl- : itt. allowed to t,ti; for Hopkins at
d tit's bcr. He applaud"d the realistic
SOUTH DAKOTA CLAIMED
AGAINST TAFT IN 1912
S. Paul. Minn. Oct. 31. South Ha-
kc.a wiil i.ot send a Taft delegation to ;
th- rep ihlican nat jna! coritention c!
ac'ordir.g Xo iovernor Ve sney. !
who Is here. "Taft cannot carry South i
Dakota," said the governor. "Although I
there are many in the state Lo favor :
a mar; ether :h2ri La Poilefe. the ma- :
jority of tbe progressives fvel he is ;
be?'- leer. "
0iER B, THE
AID OF BUSSE
go's Former Mayor Wiih
DENEEN IS IN ON DEAL
j Alleged Landing of Speaker
ship Also Figures in the
Chicago. Oct. 31. Former Speaker
Shurtleff of the Illinois legislature ad-
t d alleged holdup legislation at a din
ner given by railroad olilclals in Chi
cago during tho 1909 session. He said
,.e a ,telldful ,ha dinnf1. hv invitation
; fin naniPd ,hu ,Hte ,ra f. Ra for.
nieily president of tlu Monon rond, aa
one of the officials at the meeting.
Ill'kSK DHflt'GIIT IS.
Chicago, Oct. 31. Former Mayoi
Fred A. Kusse of Chicago was re-
Ponnlble. Indirectly for the election
of Senator William Txirlmor accord -
! ing to testimony given ynsterday af
; ternoon by former Speaker Kdward
j D. Shurtleff of the Illinois legislat
ure before the federal senatorial ln
I vestlgatlon committee,
i Hhurtleff said he owed his election
"'v I i IIW PlUttll Uai L LU LIlf
, advice and the support of Busse.
Previously, Roger C Sullivan, demo
cratic national committeeman, and
Cnnf rpBHnian Ira. C fnnlav haI tmm-
gone to the senate but for the elec
tion of Shurtleff. '
o niiuti IIIOI, IIM CLAIM.
Shurtleff swore that so rax as be
knew there was no corruption lu
l ... v .
Shurtleff testified that democratic
support was offered him by friends
of Adlai Stevenson, including Stev
enson's son, Louis Stevenson.
"As I recall it," said 8uurtlff.
"these offers of democratic support
were made after Stevenson bad been
nominated as the democratic candi
date for governor,"
Shurtleff said that after he dis
covered that he could not get a ma
jority of votes In the republican
caucus among members of the legis
lature he discussed the matter with
former Mayor Fred A. Pusse of Chi
"Mayor Husse told me at that
time that be would lend bis Influ
ence with members of the legislat
ure from bis district to assist me to
become speaker. This was to me as
surance that 1 would get some dem
ocratic support in Chicago dls
SO MI.I.IVA1 Ain.
The former speaker next related
Incidents which led up to his elec
tion as speaker by & combination of
republican and democratic votes. At
torney Majble Interrupted at this
point to ask why Shurtleff thought
Busse had indicated democratic sup
port. "Pecanse I told him that I wn
sure I could not get enough republi
can votes in the republican caucio
and he suggested that I stay out of
. it ha he-en said I did I may lTai
'talked w;th I.e O'NeiM Prow d
; Thomas Tlpplt. Mr. '-rrnak and
j ?'r. VerdeU reparding the matter
but I don't r- all exactly what
said to them My underfc'aridlrig 'f
i the senatoriaI ieadlo'k wns h; t
bad dec.ed u
nand for Lorimer for I"n:t-d State.
senat-jr. Deneen, as I understood
it, believed that this was the only
way to break tlo? deadlock. Th
governor never naid this to me but
it was told rne by lyorfrner, who bad
been tiding run:ero'is confervacef
with the govern'-r "