The commoner. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-1923, June 14, 1912, Page 11, Image 13

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    JUNE 14, 1912.
and important, had been developed.
Senator Lorimer, who was in a very
cheerful mood, expressed the
opinion that the debate on his case
would continue several weeks.
Several times he interrupted Sena
tor Kern's speech and gave close at
tention to the arraignment of him
self by Mr. Kern. Occasionally dur
ing the day Mr. Lorimer talked with
Mr. Kern, joking him about remarks
as to the feeling he might have
against those who would vote against
Senator Kern declared that his
duty of questioning Mr. Lorimer's
right to his seat was particularly
painful, because Lorimer was a fel
low senator from an adjacent state,
with pleasing personality, pure pri
vate and ideal home life, a genial
and kindly man. He said he was
convinced of the absolute truth of
the testimony of Clarence .S. Funk,
general manager of the International
Harvester company, who had taken
no interest in the senatorial elec
tion arid had not the slightest per
sonal feeling against Senator Lori
mer. He referred to the issue of
veracity between Funk and Edward
Hines, the Chicago lumber dealer.
To illustrate Mr. Hines' "method
of procedure, not sense of propriety
and the accuracy of his memory,"
Senator Kern said he would call at
tention to Mr. Hines' effort to in
duce B. H. Cook and Lee O'Neill
Brown to leave Chicago to evade
process when the grand jury investi
gation of the so-called "White ex
posure of the alleged bribery was in
progress." Mr. Hines testified re
garding a telephone message from
Duluth concerning Cook while the
grand jury was investigating the so
called "jack pot" bribery and Mr.
Kern referred to Hines as explaining
that the telephone conversation if
related to the grand jury, would
only .burden ,that busy body with ir
relevant matter which could throw
no possible light on its inquiry.
"Then the groat sympathetic
heart of Hines," added the senator,
"was moved compassionately to
wards Governor Deneen, whom he
desired to protect from any kind of
embarrassment. It revealed the
noble sentiments of a Christian
Discussing the existence of a jack
pot in the Illinois legislature pre
vious to 1909, Mr. Kern spoke of ex
Senator Miller of the Illinois legisla
ture, who, he said, had died after
exposing the process of that fund.
The reference brought Senator Lori
mer to his feet with a question.
"Does the senator know," the ac
cused senator asked of the speaker
"that Governor Deneen and the
nwspaper combination in this case
drove Miller to his death by their
Senator Kern said he did not
know it, but if true the fact would
accentuate his accusation that con
ditions at Springfield were of a
character to shock the conscience of
the country.
. Challenging Mr. Kern's statement
about the report of the majority of
the committee, Senator Dillingham
said there had been evidence, that
if there was a jack pot, or if there
had been corruption, Lorimer had
not been connected with it.
"I myself believe that previous to
1909 there had been corruption but
It was not proven," he said.
"If the senator believes that, it
would have been easy to put it into
the report," replied the Indiana
senator, who also expressed the opin
ion that some of the committee had
been unduly prejudiced against cir
cumstantial evidence. Later Mr.
Lorimer again interrupted the
speaker to correct the latter's re
marks concerning the Illino'ian's at
titude towards Governor Deneen as
.& senatorial candidate in 1909.
"It is only fair that the senator
The Commoner.
should not misrepresent my attitude
toward Governor Deneen," ho said
My support was based upon the
Tyha! ?eneen'B election would
SL5 ? ,ntcrest of tho republican
fwyV r nVer ,mad0 any Pretense
that I favored him, because I love
ha?' stated"" SCnat0r frm lDdiana
na?J1C oas temporarily put
aside when Senator Kern gave way
to Senator Pago for a speech on a
vocational educational bill.
Mr. Lorimer left his seat and
crossing the Isle to Senator Kern
shook hands with him across Sena
tor Chamberlain's desk,
i 7 "PP080'" said Senator Cham
berlain, ''that you think each of ub
who is going to vote against you is
a devil of a fellow."
"Not at all," returned Senator
Lorimer with a smile. "I don't think
so at all." For five minutes the
three members chatted gaily, Lori
mer s faco wreathed in smiles.
Washington, Juno 7. Senator
Kern of Indiana spoke for three
hours today in support of the resolu
tion unseating Mr. Lorimer of Illi
nois, but again failed to conclude his
remarks. The entire speech was
devoted to an examination of the
testimony, with the view of show
ing that many new facts of an in
criminating nature had been brought
out by the second investigation. He
sought among other things to im
peach the testimony of Edward
Hines, attempting to show that he
had been unduly active in Mr. Lori
mer'B behalf. He will conclude to
morrow. Mr. Kern declared that many
members of the Illinois legislature,
including Senator Holtslaw and
Charles E. White, had received sums
about the time that money in the
interest of Senator Lorimer is al
leged to have been used. He
analyzed the testimony of various
democratic members of tho Illinois
legislature. Ho said notwithstand
ing that Mr. Blair was known to be
impecunious, he had exhibited a
number of hundred dollar bills after
a visit to Thomas Tippitt, a Lorimer
supporter and he "pooh hoohed" the
claim of John Dealiff that he got
$600 used for purchase of a piece of
land from a family bible.
He also declared it susdIcIour that
so many members of the legisla
ture hired safety deposit boxes soon
after the Lorimer election.
Senator Kern contended that all
doubt had been removed from the
confession of Senator Holtslaw to
the effect that he had received
money from Senator Broderlck for
voting for Lorimer. Charles A.
White, the democratic member of the
house, whose confession was the
oasis or tho double Lorimer Inquiry,
Senator Kern said, was not as black
as he had been pictured.
Mr. Kern undertook to show
White's connection with Lorimer
and Browne by auotinn: lottern frnm
Browne, promising employment for
White through Lorimer, a promise
which he said was made to placate
"Will the senator indicate in what
part of the record he finds any sug
gestion that Lorimer was trying to
placate White?" asked Mr. Lorimer,
speaking of himself in the third per
son. Mr. Kern replied that this was
shown by the correspondence In
which it appeared that Mr. Browne
had promised a federal place in Cook
county for White through Mr. Lori
mer. "Would you have the qenate
understand that a senator's effort to
obtain a position for a member of
the legislature who had voted for
him, is an evidence of corruption?"
asked the accused senator.
"Standing by itself, no; .taken in
connection with a thousand other
circumstances, yes," replied Mr.
Now York American: Mrs. John
Jacob Astor, who, at nineteen, was
widowed by the Titanic disaster,
will wear white not black as
mourning for her husband.
Mrs. Astor wished indeed felt it
obligatory on her to wear the
deepest mourning. But Mrs. Force,
her mother, believes sho is too
young to drape herself with black
cloth and black crepe. Such funeral
trappings might depress her spirits,
even affect her health, at this tho
most important time of her life. For
it is a fact established scientifically
that prenatal influenco is very
So Mrs. Force has overruled her
daughter's wish and has ordered
widow's weeds of white for her.
Tho gowns aro cut on tho simplest
lines and; like tho millinery, aro
being made at a fashionable Fifth
avenuo mourning clothes store.
Such dresses as are to be worn out
of doors aro of white crepe; the
widow and lounging robes aro of
tho finest, lustreless silks and louis
ines. "The very color, black, is depress
ing," Mrs. Force told a friend re
cently, "and I do not seo why a
young girl like Madeleine should be
wearing black crepe at a time when,
with all her sorrow, her greatest joy
is to come to her. White will have
a better, more soothing effect upon
her spirits, and seems to me far
more appropriate for so young a
At tho shop whore tho Astor
white-mourning Is being made it
was said that .white mourning robes
are being more and more worn.
"It is quite as correct for a young
person as .black, and certainly is in
finitely more in keeping with youth,
even though in sorrow," one of tho
women of tho establishment de
clared. After all, tho color used as out
ward evidence of mourning for the
dead depends upon, tho custom of a
country or even of a city. And
often the color is emblematic of
beautiful beliefs held by those who
sorrow for their dead. The Chinese
wear white as emblematic of thn
purified spirit .of the departed and
of tho celestial robes in which
saints are clad. -Far generations
purple has been the hue of roval
and official mourning. In Vienna
the funeral gondolas are red.
Violet or purple is the Turk's
mourning color. He wears it be
cause it is the hue of the earliest
flowers of spring, and to hlrn sym
bolizes hope on the one side and
sorrow on the other. Mohamme
dans select a pale neutral color or
brown and wear mourning for the
forty days the Koran prescribes.
The Persian's garb of bereavement
Is brown. Yellow is worn as mourn
ing by many oriental nation n n nic-
nifying that the spirit of the de
parted has entered the glorious yel
low light of tho dawn of eternity.
In many eastern countries black is
considered the "devil's color."
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the diamond ring he gave you."
Ethel "Certainly not! I don't
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ings have not changed toward the
ring." Boston Transcript.
Augustus "I'm not fond of the
stage, Violet, but I hear your father
on the stairs, and I think I had bet
ter go before the foot lights."
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