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VOL XXXIX NO. 50.
OMAHA, SUNDAY MOKNIXG, MAY 2D, 1910-EIOUT SECTIONS-FIFTY-FOUR PAGES.
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TAFT STARTS OUT
ON TALKING TOUR
ALL THE CHARGES
' AND REVENGE
Mr. Vertrees Says These Are Motivei
for the Attack Upon Secrc
( tary Ballincr.
WILL CALBY SCABS TO HIS GRAVE
. Meeting Here
Labor Leader, Accompanied by John
Hays Hammond, to Attend Omaha
Conference in June.
This Time President Will Talk to
Illinois Senator Says the Accusations
Students Instead of Vote t
of Corruption Are Without
DOWN FOR MEMO?
ASKS FOR AN INVESTIGATION
Coming and Going in Omaha
I a hole. . II
Charge! Conspiracy to Drive the
Secretary from Public Service.
GARFIELD BITTERLY DENOUNCED
Former Forester Pinchot and Men of
His Department Are Excoriated.
LAWLER SENDS FN AN APOLOGY
AwliUnt Attorney General Iletracts
Statement He Made Reflecting
Upon Mavasloe Writer
WASHINGTON, May 2s. "Mr. Dalllnger
will be to his grave near placed on him
by reason of the disappointment and re
venge of men lncapnble of generous Im
pulses and sentiments," exclaimed his do
fender, Attorney John J. Vertrees. during
a eontlnuance of his summing up argument
beforo the Balllnger-Flnchot Investigating
For more than two hours of the forenoon
srsslon of the final public hearing of the
committee Mr. Vertrees addressed himself
to the subject of the Cunningham Alaskan
coal claims In support of the contention
that thsre was nothing In Mr. Balllnger'a
connection with them either as commis
sioner of the land office, as secretary of
the Interior or as a private cttlsen that
Vcrtreis Insisted that It had been shown
that Dalllnger had originally "clear lister,"
the Cunningham claims on recommendation
of Chief of Field Service Schwarta- and
that whn later, after his retirement from,
the land office he had drawn up the Cun
ningham affidavit, his conduct was not im
proper. Inasmuch as he possessed no In
formation by reason of his former position
that by any possibility could be used to the
projudli'0 of the government. Ho denied
that there was any ruling in the depart
ment that made It Improper for him to
represent the claimants under the circum
stances. Clarfleld and Fl DC-hot Kxrorlated. .
Former Secretary Garfield and former
Forecaster Pinchot were bitterly exniiated
by Mr. JBallinger's attorney. He Bald Gar
fl' Id's attacks on Hallinger was the ac,t
of a "disappointed offlceseeher," who, as
secretary might be compared with a 1 20
horse under a $100 saddle, who realized
that stripped of his saddle he would find
himself a "mere pony."
Vertrees said that Pinchot, as forester,
reminded htm of a "small 'possum up a
very big tree." ''.,'"
Vertees asserted that every official act
of Mr, Balllnger had baen "above re
proach," but that even If he had been
guilty of Improper conduct In preparing the
Cunningham affidavit the committee would
have no authority to censure him for what
he had done as a private cttlsen. He
adrted, however, that ha did not care tc
stund behind that question and that If the
committee thought he had done anything
Improper he should be censured.
When the commit Uo took the usual
luncheon reccps Mr. Vertrees had about an
hour of his time remaining. It was the
expectation that Attorneys Brandels and
Pepper would occupy about an hour ot
their remaining two hours In replying to
Anolonrr T Mr. Lawler.
When the committee met today Repre
sentative McCall of Massachusetts, presid
ing In the place of Chairman Nelson, read
a letter from Assistant Attorney Qenor.il
Oscar Lawler, under date of today, re
tracting nis siaien.tni ueiore mo commit
tee reflecting on C. P. Connolly, a maga
What he said about Mr. Connolly, he
' said, he had believed to be correct, but In
view of Mr. Connolly's letter, read to the
committee yesterday, he Judged that he
had been misinformed. He said he did not
Intend to do any wrong to Mr. Connolly
and ' took that method of making public
a f Mr. Connelly Instituted suit for $20,000
L damages for slander against Lawler yes
terday In tha supreme court Of the District
Mr. Vertrees, counsel for Secretary Bsl-
llmra. Ihun n.niMilii1 with litu arriiin.lif
taking up the subject of the Cunningham
coal cases. Me referred at' length 14 the
legal situation In Alaska as far as the land
laws were concerned. He asked members
of the committee to remember that when
Mr. Balllnger went Into office as eommls
sloner of the land office on March 4. 1907,
the Cunningham cases had been advanced
nearly to completion.
"Everything had been done," he said, "ex
cept making the final payments and getting
receipts and certificates."
Mr. Balllnger, he said, had come Into of
fice under circumstances which ought to
preclude the suggestion that he did any
thing except his duty. .
"Mr. Balllnger," he said, "accepted this
office with reluctance. When It was len-j
dered him he declined It, which It seems to
me utterly precludes the Idea that be en
tered It for any improper purposes. He
hud no Interest directly or Indirectly In any
of these claims. He entered the office with
the single Idea to the discharge ot his
duty." . . " f
"If the committee should decide against
Secretary Ballluger," said Mr. Vertrees, "it
would have to cast. Imputation upon every
man In the Interior -department who had
anything to Ij with the Cunningham
"They must proceed on the assumption
, that these men are not' to be believed," he
The testimony against the secretary was
termed "malvolent vociferation," by th at
torney, who declared that there had no
substantial charge sustained against him.
Kit DM AW IDEyriPIRl) BY GIRLS
Two Sisters Positively Hreoajala
Has aoU th Salteaa.
Declaring they saw Erdman walking!
suites in. hand, toward tba Dennlson
home shortly before the suitcase bomb was
found on Its porch bunday afternoon, flv
persona startled the police Friday even
ing. Three or tnoas who recalled the Incl
dent of the man and tha suitcase, called
tha police station and positively Identl
(Continued on Second Page.)
John Mitchell, the great labor leader,
will be In Omaha next month.
ire win come along with John Hays
riammona, tno famous mining engineer,
ana uaipu m. Easley. chairman of the
executive committee of the National Civic
federation, to attend the stale conferenoo
of uniform legislation as the outgrowth
of the conference held In Washington last
Tho date for tho meeting has been pro
visionally fixed for June M, to fit In with
the tour of the visitors from the east and
also accommodate tho convenience of Gov
ernor Shallenberger, whose co-operation has
A program will be prepared with these
speakers and few others representing the
different Intcrsts in Nebraska that ar;
concerned in subjects demanding uniform
legislation. Mr. Mitchell la devoting him
self particularly to the question of com
pensation for Industrial accidents and John
Hays Hammond to tho conflict of state
laws affecting business. The conference
will also tako up the conservation of
natural resources and legislation In the
Interests of agriculture and live stock for
the purpose of creating local Interest In
the general movement for uniform legisla
The details of the meeting are In the
hands of Ralph W. Breckenrldge. v.ho at
tended the Washington meeting as n dole
gate and who is a member of the commle
tro' appointed there, ns well as of tho Uni
term legislation committee of the Ameri
can Bar association. Mr. Breckenrldge left
laet night for New York on business and
while there will confer with Mr. Easley
and complete the local arrangements on
his return to Omaha.
President Taft and
Distinguished Citizens at Convention
of League of Republican Clubs
in New York.
I NEW YORK, May 28. (Special Tele
gram.) The first meeting of President
Taft and Colonel Roosevelt after tha lat
ter's arrival In this country on June 18
will. In . all likelihood, be at the conven
tion of the League of Republlo Clubs at
Carnegie hall In this city, which will be
In session June 24 and 25. Both Presi
dent Taft. and Colonel Roosevelt have ac
cepted Invitations to be present. The
president will make the opening address
welcoming' the. delegate. President John
Haya Hammond of Mm league had In mind
the meeting of the two famous Americans
when he conducted the sending out of th
This convention will be one of the
greatest political rallies In New York
In many years : and many ' think that
Colonel Roosevelt Will reserve his state
ment and his . views on ' American polit
ical conditions 'until, that time, delivering
a aort of "keynote" speech in which he
will Indorse the Taft administration and
ask republicans all over the United States
to get together. This is only aurmlse,
however, although it Is known that the
former president will deliver an address.
in the Flour City
Four Large Implement Warehouses
and Sixth Avenue Hotel at Min
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., May 28.-Flre
which started at 1 o'clock this morning
and burned fiercely was not got under con
trol until 8 a. m., after burning down four
large Implement- warehouses and other
property, entailing a loss of about $1,000,000,
according to last estimated. Onotman,
Christ Madison, was burned and his con
dition Is critical. The fire started from an
unknown' cause In the warehouse of the
Creat Northern Implement company. The
burned district la bounded by Washington
aveuue and Third street and Sixth - and
Seventh avenues, south. The Implement
warehouses burned were the Rock Island,
The Great Northern, the Watarbury and
the Northwestern. The Sixth Avenue hotel
was practically destroyed. Three engines
were detailed from St. Paul to help fight
How Big is Omaha? "ip for
Downward Revision of Figures
Although the official answer to the ques
tlon will not corns yet for weeks, and pos
sibly for two or three months. Interest In
the subject has not flagged. The knowing
ones, however, Insist that most people will
have to revise their estimates and cut them
down materially because Omaha and most
cities near Omaha's class, are going to
show a shrinkage from the claims they
had set up.
When The Dee Invited Its readers to try
their hand at advance census taking It
received about &.000 answers, a majority
of which put In figures ranging from 140,-
000 to XiC.OOO. A few wild cnes went up to
200,000, while the average of the high esti
mates ran around l.sfi.OOO. The lowest did
not venture below 121,000 and It Is a strange
fact that the answers that came from out
ot town proved to be more conservative
than those submitted by people living right
here in Omaha.
The folks who have kept best posted as
tha census work proceeded have been stead
ily pulling their estimates down.
It will be remembered that the Com
mcrclal club took a preliminary census
through high uchool boys, but never gave
out the totals, the reason being that they
did not measure up to expectations and
the conclusion was Jumped at that they
were sadly defective. Tha persistence with
which tha census enumerators have been
sticking to the Job and going over their
.ss at a Girls'
VISIT TO YALE ON THE PROGRAM
To Witness the Graduation of His Son
One of Pleasures.
WILL SEE DEGREE DELIVERED
After Short Trip Through Pens,
sylvanla the Chief Executive
Will De WhUkctt Hack
WASHINGTON. May 28. (Speclnl Tel
epram.) When President Taft leaves for
New York tomorrow night he starts upon
a series of journeys which will set a new
mark in nnwlilentlal oratory. He does
not go forth panoplied to smite the In
surgent and tho tariff knocker In his lair;
neither does he go to round up votes and
chide the delinquent voter. His missions
are to be those of knowledge giving. He
will Impart to the graduating classes
great truths which may or may not belp
them when tney are lined up on the
greater gridiron of life. Brief respites
will mark the evudito Junkets.
As tho president sits amid the splendor
of graduating ha,lts and learns tnat, 1e
yond the Alps Ilea Italy, and Shat Caesar
waa really and truly a greater fighter
than Napoleon, he will establish a new
epoch In the lives of the presidents.
But, first of all. President Taft will go
to New York to review the Memorial day
parade on Monday. Late Monday he will
bo back In the national capital preparing
for his second trip, which, starts June 2.
Talks to Vonng Women.
The firs commencement oration deliv
ered by President Taft will be at the
young women's school at Bryn Mawr,
where Miss Helen Taft Is a student. On
the following day he will deliver a noon
day speech at the graduating exercises
of the Ohio Northern university at Add,
O. With the plaudits of Ada still ring
ing In his ears the president will be hur
ried to Detroit in time, to speak the same
night. The speech In Michigan may em
body some politics, for Senator Burrows
is said to be meeting some opposition up
' On June 4 President Taft Will be shown
the beauties of Jackson and Monroe,
Mich.,-, from the quarter deck of an auto
mobile, and tn evening of June' S will
again find hlra back In th district of
On June IS two orations will be delivered
by the president to graduating classes.
One will be at Villa Nova college in Penn-
rylvanla and the other will be at Lincoln
college, an Institution for negroes, not far
from Villa Nova. An automobile will con
vey the president from ona School to- an
At Villa Nova an honorary degree of
doctor of Jurisprudence will be conferred
upon President Taft. Four days ' later
President Taft will journey t his alma
mater, Yale, and witness the commencement
exercises, In which .his son Robert will
participate as an orator. The Yale com
mencement exercises will be the most In
ttre&ting of all.
Will Listen to Ills Son.
Prestdet Taft always speaks with great
feeling at Yale, for his love for the school
Is very warm. Doubtless ho will listen
with keen Interest to the speech of his son
and tho Judgment of the president upon
his son's forensic ability will be sought.
for as an arbiter of the qualities of oratory
the president stands without a peer. Even
the democrats admit this.
A dinner will be given at New Haven
for the president, after which he will go to
New York. So far as the schedule Is made
out now, these are all the commencement
exercises the president will attend. How'
ever, a few more dates may bo added early
in June. With the broad sympathies which
are one of his chief characteristics. Presi
dent Taft delights to speak upon such
occi slons. He even excels former President
Roorevelt on such speeches.
MOTOR. RACERS ItllAt'lI HAVANA
Caliph la First of liny Boats to Reach
HAVANA. May 23. Tho Callnh. nunul hv
Commodore M. F. Hrigharr. of the Vontnor
lacni ciud, iinisned first in the ocean
minor uoai race wiucn started at Philadel
phia last Saturday, arriving here at 8:0;
inn evening. The Berneyo, owned by 8
W. Granbery of the Brooklyn Yacht club,
came in ono hour and fourte..
pater, and so far, by time allowance, Is tho
territory repeatedly for corrections and
omissions has given rise to the Impression
that tho final figures will be disappointing.
. i mane a guess of l.TS.OO," sa'.d a man In
position to keep Informed, "and if I madu
another guess now I would cut It down by
irom ju.uju to lz.wo. There Is a surprise
party In store for South Omaha, too," he
added. "South Omaha has been talking
about 33,000 to 40,(00. but It will do well to
overtop its 1200 mark of 26,000 by anything
irom j,ww to Z.OUO. This year's enumeration
is going to wring the water out and put us
on the bedrock of what population we have,
ana not what we expect to have."
rerusai ot tlie newspapers printed at
.Kansas city, Kt. Joseph, Minneapolis anrt
Denver shows tha these cities, too, are
having their census troubles. In St. Joseph
iney nave practically thrown up their
hands and almost abandoned hope of catch
ing up with the 1O2.0U0 mark of the 1900
census, which was so badly padded. Kansas
City papers are getting ready for a fall
from their high water mark claimed and s
are St. Paul paner and Denver papers.
Sioux City was reported to be counting
travelers going tnrougn the ral'road sta
tlons and mots of these cities have taken In
large additional areas by ' annexation
whereas Omuha covers the same ground it
did way baak In 1).
So, It anybody asks you, "How big Is
Omaha T" revise your estimate if It was
over 130, Owe
i i v- iiiiiiu' it iai-'.i n
HAS0UR1DES ESCAPES DEATH
Officer Lowry's Slayer Found Guilty
, of Second Degree Murder. ,
ONE " JUE0R FOE ACQUITTAL
Lone Man, Hold!' Oat Vhrvw
Uefeariant Fail to Comprehend
Ills Fate Ilnrst of Floas
Guilty of murder In the second degree
was the verdict returned' against John
Masourldes, on trial for the murder of Offi
cer J. W. Lowry of the South Omaha police
force, by a Jury In district court last night.
Five ballots were taken before agreement.
One Juror stood out for acquittal through
the first four ballots and was won ver to
a conviction with difficulty. One 'Juror
stood for life imprisonment, while the ma
Jorlty from the first ballot voted for a ver
dict of guilty In the second degree. '
The crime f which , the Greek Is found
guilty Is punishable by imprisonment from
ten years to Ufa. .
Masourldes sat unconscious of his fate
after the verdict was read. No Interpreter
was In the court room to tell him.
It might have moan death to him, but a
man on trial did not know. All that he
could realize waa that a verdict had been
returned and he remembered what It had
meant the last time that ho had seen a Jury
file In and . a man stand at the judge's
side and read those strange unknown
J. E. Rait, lawyer for the defense, led
his client to an office and sought to ex
plain to him. After a time understanding
scmed to reach the Greek.
Shows No Feeling.
He returned to the Jail with little that
denoted either Joy or grief depicted In
his phlegmatic face.
While, the knot . of attorneys grodped
about the tables waited for the arrival
of udge Iledlck the Jury began to sing
in Quavering onts, Wearer My God to
It semed a note of omen to the people
In the court room, but John Masourldes
did not even raise his head.
"Babe" Lowry, the little son of the
man for whose murder tho Greek had
been triad sat In tht court rom. When
the verdict was road he and a boy chum
got up and slipped out.
The Jury took the caso at 8:30 o'clock.
A verdict was returned at 7:35 o'ciock
after dinner. Three hours of actual de
liberation was required.
A plea not to hang Masourldes was the
featuro of tho closing argument by J. M.
MacFarland. County Attorney Kngllsh
did not directly ask the death penalty,
but suggested it to the Jury.
Masourldes shot and killed Officer
Lowry In South Omaha in March, 1909.
He was tried In district court, found
guilty adn stntenced to hang. A fight In
supremo court gained for him the re
trial which began last Tuesday, ending
In tho verdict returned last night.
Read the Business
It is full of exceptional of
fers. You will find opportun
ities for beginners of, busi
ness. People are retiring
people are disposing various
Read this column today.
It will be profitable.
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sss .aj Cm.' mm.' idont
Events as Viewed by The Bee's Artist.
Come to New York
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Republican Congressman Says Former
President Wants Some Direct
WASHINGTON, May 28. Ex-President
Roosevelt has written a letter from Lon
don to a prominent "Insurgent" member of
the house of representatives requesting the
latter to meet him in a conference as soon
after the expresldent's arrival In New
York City on June 18, as possible.
Mr. Roosevelt's letter Indicates that he Is
desirous of learning the "Insurgent" situ
ation in the house from first hand as soon
as possible after his return to this country.
The member receiving the letter refused to,
allow the use of his name In connection
with It, as, he said It might prove embar
rassing for both Mr. Roosevelt and himself
if made known at this time. He did, how
ever, show the letter to one or two persons
with the Instructions that they should not
disclose its text. . ., , . i
The insurgent . la a long-time , personal
frined of Mr. Roosevelt's and for that- rea
son has not hesitated about advising the
expresldent unreservedly about the various
political events which, have transpired since
Roosevelt's departure for Africa, a year
In response to Mr. Roosevelt's request,
the "insurgent" member has made a hotel
reservation in New York for June 18.
This member expressed no doubt that Mr.
Roosevelt would support tho cause of the
house insurgents and prophesied that he
would be found making a few speeches this
fall In thed lstricts represented - by "In
surgents," who might be in danger of de
"Whatever else may have been charged,"
said this member, "Mr. Roosevelt has never
been accused of Ingratitude toward his
Travels by Auto
YANKTON, May 2S.-(Speelal Telegram.)
E. N. McCallum, giving Fuller.. 8. D., as
his place, of residence was arrested hero
on charge of passing worthless checks. It
Is alleged that he had been most Indus
trious In thru section traveling by auto
from place to place cashing checks usually
for $20 each on banks at Mitchell and Lake
Port, Tabor, Utlca, Lestervllle, Mission
Hill, Scotland, Delmont and Kaylor. Mc
Callum Is now In the county Jail here
awaiting for trial having waived examl
nation. He waa nabbed as he returned to
town by auto on advice from several
Declares Position on Labor
ATLANTIC CITY, N. J., May 2S.-Efforti
waa made by the Prosbyterlan general
assembly to finish all remaining business
at this morning's session in order that
final adjournment may be tajten. The
principal questions yet to be decided Is
the place for holding the next assembly.
Although several western cities re men
tioned Chicago seems the favorite.
The report of tha committee on several
problems adopted by the assembly says:
The church declares that the getting of
wealth must be in obedience to Christian
Ideals and that all wealth, from whatever
source acquired, must be held or admin
istered as a trust from God for the good
of fellow man. The church protests
against undue desire for wealth, untem
pared pursuits of gain and the Immoderate
exaltation ot riches; and calls for a more
SOUTH STANDS BYPRESIDENT
Offers to Make- Up Deficiency
, Cover Traveling Expenses.
MUCH INDIGNATION IS EXPEESSED
Boslneas - Men's Associations of
Georgia Adopt Stlnsrlns; Resolu
tions and Forward Them
WASHINGTON, May 28. A protest
against the action of certain democratic
members of congress in opposing the ap
propriation of $25,000 for the president's
traveling expenses, covering the presi
dent's last southern trip and an oner to
aake up the de.f Icleno.v, was telegraphed
to Speaker Cannon today by the Augusta,
Ga., Chamber of Commerce and cotton
exchange and Georgia-Carolina Fair as
sociation. The ttlegram announced that
a. called meeting of the three organiza
tions held today, .ne following memorial
was ordered sent to the speaker to be
presented to the house, and to President
"Augusta, the winter home of Presi
dent Taft stands Indignant and mortified
at the action, of certain democratic mem
bers of congress in defeating by techni
cal objections the proposition to make
retractive so as to cover all the expenses
of his last southern trip, the appropria
tion of $25,000 for the president's travsl
Makes Tender of Cash.
'At a Joint meeting of tho Chamber of
Commerce, the Merchants and Manufac
turers' association, Cotton exchange and
Board of Trade, and the Georgia-Carolina
Fair association, held this day, It was
unonlmously agreed that wo respectfully
tender through you to the government of
the United States the $5,0CO necessary to
meet the deficiency of the president's re
cent trans-continental trip, which did so
much to cement tho ties between the dif
ferent sections and bring tho nation and
the nation's chief executive In closer touch
and sympathy each with tha other."
Tho resolution contains the signatures of
the presidents of the associations named.
When President Taft today received the
telegram from Augusta, It gave him great
pleaseure, but he cannot ' accept the of
fer of tho patriotic Georgians and will
pay out of his own pocket the traveling
expenses for tho remainder of the fiscal
year. These will amount to about $7,000
Representatives Hardwlck and Ilartlett
of Georgia denied that the telegram In any
way reflected on their action. They
stated that they took part in the house
debato only after Representative Tawney
had criticised southern hospitality and
charged - that President Taft had been
fgorced to pay for his board whllo In
equitable distribution ot wealth.
"The church declares for the abolition
of child labor that Is, tho protection of
children from exploitation In Industry and
trade and from work that is dwarfing, de
grading or morally unwholesome. -
"The church declares for the employment
of the methods of conciliation and arb!
tratlon in Industrial disputes.
"The church declares for the release of
every worker from work on day In seven
and It dclares further for adequate no
tectlon of working people from dangerous
mercenary and objectionable conditions of
"The church declares for some provision
by which the burden Imposed by Injuries
and death by industrial pursuits shall not
be permitted to rest on the injured person
or tils family "
I Resolution that Congress Look Into
Matter is Introduced.
COMMITTEE ASKED TO GET FACTS
Accused Addresses the Senate, Givinj
SAYS NEWSPAPER MADE THREATS
I Insists I'urnoKO of Attack tVaa
to DUnrnee Htm and to
Destroy Ills Friends at
.WASHINGTON, May 28. For t-o hour
today. Senator Lcrlmer of Illinois stood la
tho seuntu and in vigorous langunRo de
nounced a untrue tho charges of bribery
inaila agaitiKt him In connection with his
election to the senate. 1'pon leaving tho
chamber at the conclusion of his tpeech,
Mr. Lnrimcr hurriedly put his affairs In
order and caught a lalo troln for Chicago.
In his address Mr. l.nlnuo mado emphatic
denial of the allegations ot corruption and
sought to turn tho accusation of wrong
doing upon tho Chicago Tribune, In which
paper tho charges wero first published.
Tho speech was devoted to A rovlow of
charges and Illinois politics for tha lust
twcnty-flvo years, lie charged the Tribune
with elnstr-r motives In Its attacks and
snld thut It had been fighting htm ovor
I since 1SS4; charged that It was Inspired bo-
caiisn or Its failure to control his course aa
a public man.
Mr. Lorlmer gave many particulars con.
cecnlng his senatorial election, saying that
after persuading him to enter the race,
Governor Deneen deserted him and sought
to turn against him those whoso support
he had formerly procured for him. ,
At the close of his speech, Mr. Lorlmer
offtred a resolution directing that an In
quiry into the charges be made by th
committee on privileges and elections.
Under the rules of the senate, the reso
lution was referred to the committee on
contingent expenses to consider the ques-
tlon of cost. In case of a favorable-report
from that committee, of which there Is no
doubt, the reso.ittion will go to the com
mittee on elections for consideration of
the merits ot the matter. Upon report of
thU committee the senate's aclon will
Answer of the Senator.
Foremost in the answer of the senator to
the chargo stood his assertion that It had
been formulated by the Chicago Tribune
with the pui poi-o of destroying a new bank
lng association In that city., which Oir.J
Lorlmer had organised. Concluding, he of
fered a resolution calling for an investiga
tion of the charges against him, this reso
lution being as follows:
Resolved, That the committee on priv
ileges ana elections be directed to examine
the allegations recently maue In the puuno
press cnarging that bribery and corruption
were prucoueu In the election ot William
Lorlmer to a seat in the United States
senate, and to ascertain the tacts In con
nection with these charges and report as
early as possible and tor that purpose the
tuiniu.uco snail nave autnoruy to send tor
persons and papers and to employ a
stenographer and sucn other additional
help as It shall deem necessary.
Mr. Lorimer'a Address.
In opening Mr. Lorlmer said:
"Mr. President: I use to a question of
personal privilege to state the facts con
cerning and the reasons for tha most recent
assault made on me by the Chicago
Tribune with the intent 10 blacken my
character with the people of the country
and to destroy me and my friends finan
cially and pollt'cally."
He then detailed the fact of the Trlbune'a
publication on April 1 last of a story over
the signature of Charles A. White, a mem
ber of the Illinois legislature, In which it
was alleged that he had procured his seat
in the senate through bribery and corrup
tion. "I have been compelled," he wont
on, 'to defer my return to the senate owing
to the fact that the story was timed and
published with a deliberate purpose to
destroy a new banking association In Chi
cago which I have beun organising with
some of my friends. The assault was
made to prevent the bunk from opening.
It utterly failed ot Its purpose, but it re
quired my constant attention to build a
bulwark around the bank to safeguard tha
Interest of those who have entrusted tholr
funds to the care of my aasoclatea and
myself against any malicious or vicious
assault that may be made against It by tha
Huym Tribune Mr.do Threats.
He declared that Medlh McCorinlck nf
the Tribune had threatened that the bank
never should open, and also asserted that
White did not write the story as had been
cluimed, but that It was "the work of a
trained newspaper hand, skilled In tho art
of creating scandal out ot lies, when it Is
thought necessary to blacken the charac
ter of one whom tha newspaper cannot
Ho asserted that Representatives Link
and Berkemeyer had not made confessions
as had been charged, but, on the contrary,
said that "the charges stand as they stood
April 80, the uncorroborated lies of tho
Tribune, suported only by, the bought sig
nature of their weak tool. White. '
"Not one dollar as paid to a single
member of the general assembly for his
vote for me," tho senator declared, and hu
added that when .he truth was known
everyone would understand that the pub
lication ot the article by White was "a
part of a political conspiracy to drive me
out of public life, to ruin ine financially
because 1 will not do as other republican
In Illinois have dono place myself under
the absolute control and dictatorship u(
Concluding, Mr. Lorlmer asserted that
the Tiibuno hud dodged htm all these
years becauso It had not been able to laU
him luto subjection.
"The purpose of these charges," he de
clared, "waa to disgrace and destroy my
friends and myself, whom thoy cannot con
trol, and to come Into absolute control of
tha republican party In Illinois and to
secure themselves In continued pluudorlng
of the publlo treasury."
HOI.NTI.AW TUI.LH TIIIO 8TOIIY
Accepted Drlbe Money to Vote for
SPRING FIELD, 111 , May 5S.-fpe !
Teleram.)-t3t: Senator D. W. llclstlat.
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