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VOL. XL NO. 72.
OMAHA, SATURDAY MOUSING, JSLI'TEMUEK 10, 1910-SIXTKEX PAGES.
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Boosevelt i Guest of Daughter, Mrs.
Nicholas Longworth and Will
Viiit Exposition in Cincinnati.
LO RIMER'S FRIENDS ANGERED
Will Resign from Hamilton Club if
Senator Seti Example. I
TORRID LANGUAGE IS USED
Ex-President Unpopular with Many
Members of Organization..
MAKES SPEECH IN MUSIC HALL
After Opera Gncst Itetarne to 111 Prl
, rate Cor aad Proceeds to Cincin
nati to Moke Another
CINCINNATI. O.. Sept. 9 The special
train bearing Colonel Roosevelt anl party I
today stopped at Torrence R' ad, a few
mlle beyond' the city limit, whore auto--mobiles
were In waiting to, take the colonel
and Representative Nicholas Longworth to
Hook wood, the Longworth family home,
where breakfast was served. Mrs. Long
worth met her father when ho reached
Only one speecn wa made by Colonel
Roosevelt between Chicago and Cincinnati.
A large assemblage was waiting at Hamil
ton and cheered the colonel when he ap
peared on the rear platform. Mayor A.
Roth well, climbing over the brass railing
of the car, shook hands with the colonel
and Introduced him to the people as "The
American who has the courage and pluck
to do what he thinks Is right."
Speaking on cttlsenshlp as the foundation
of government. Colonel Roosevelt added:
"I have come back to join you In helping
to forward an- wise and proper movement
for our betterment While we need good
laws and while there must be some changes
In the law and we need still more honesty
in the administration of the laws, the es
sential thing Is to have good Individual
"I don't wish to kidnap your mayor,"
shouted the colonel to the crowd as he
helped Mayor Rothwell to climb back to the
ground as the train started.
At Torrence Road reception committees
representing the Ohio Valley exposition and
the Chamber of Commerce of Cincinnati
met the colonel, and after welcoming htm
to the city, returned here to make further
preparations for hla reception at the ex
position i grounds at It o'clock.
Colonel Roosevelt delivered an address
In Musle hall at 2:30 p. m., and -in the
venlng attended an opera In the same
After the ppera Colonel Roosevelt will re
turn to his private car, which will be at
tached to a spcWal engine and taken to
Columbus, O., a her he -will speak tomor
row on "Law and Order."
Visitors to Exposition.
Roosevelt arrived at the Ohio Valley ex
position building at noon and was escorted
through the exposition buildings. Coming
to a War department exhibit showing var
ious uniforms of the service, he remarked:
"They look familiar, but I would rather
see them in their campalg hats."
After a long Journey through the exposi
tion buildings the colonel and his party
were entertained at luncheon.
While at the table he was handed a pe
tition signed by 100,000 people of Michigan
asking him to attend the Michigan water
fair at Detroit, September 19. He declined,
saying It was Impossible to make the ap
pointment. Reiralare for Escort of Honor.
COLUMBUS. O., Sept. 9.-C. C. Phllbreck,
secretary of the general committee to re
ceive Colonel Theodore Roosevelt here to
morrow, received a telegram from Charles
1). Norton at Beverly. Mass., as follows:
"Telegram received; secretary of war
will order troops from the Columbus bar
racks as an escort of honor as requested."
The committee, asked the secretary of
war for the regulars from the barracks
and a reply was received denying the re
quest. The president himself was appealed
to with the above result.
REVOLT I TUB HAMILTON" 'LIB
Friends bf Lorlsier Are Ma kins Tor
rid Remarks About Teddy.
CHICAGO. Sept. .-The Hamilton club,
often called, the Banner Republican club of
the nation is greatly wrought up today, fol
lowing the Roosevelt-Lorlmer Incident yes
terday. Sonatir Lorlmer has a host of
close friends ' In the membership of the
club and from these men today come rum
bling of revolt. All declared they are anx
ious to rebuke President Batten for accept
ing Colonel Roosevelt's ultimatum reiTardlnr
the banquet. The senator's friends say
they are only waiting the cue from Mr.
Lorlmer and. If he resigns his membership
In the club, they declare they will do like
wise. Eo far he lias not given the word and
has refused to talk on the subject.
Senator Lorlmer's friends with consider
able effort maintained silence today when
asked by newspaper men for Interviews
bearing on the situation. They then relieved
themselves by expressing their personal
views on the Incident and everything Roose
velitan In wards extremely torrid.
Senator Lorlmer had said nothing bearing
upon the situation, up to the time he left
his office for lunch this afternoon. Al
though the discussion on the incident
caused much feeling, later discussion
trained to be less heated. Many of the
Hamilton rlub members, while regretting!
that tho Incident had occurred, declared
that they feel thst Colonel Roosevelt was
Justified In his attitude in the matter.
Others expressed the opinion that there
would lit no larKO number of resignations
from the club and that the Incident would
j closed without further complications.
MONEY FOR STATE SENATOR
Uraft Inquiry Hii.l. Hrrord of Ilia;
Saul Credited to Another New
NW YORK. Sept. .-Tce novel experi
ence of having thousands of dollars depos
ited to hla credit by representatives of
street railway interests which, according;
to th testimony before the investigation
committee yesterday, had been enjojed by
roriuer Assembly man Bedell, was shared
by former Senator Uo.xisell of Orange
county, according to evidence produced at
Kxtiacts from the books of the brokerage
firm f Kliingwood a Cunningham ho wed
that la le than five years the former
axtator bad UCX pUced ita hie credit.
Fiance Will Try
to Regain Blue
Ribbon of Air
French Aero Club Will Send Three
Its Best Aviators to Meet at
PARIS, .Sept. 9 Frances representation
at the international aviation meet at Bel
mont park race track, where It hopes to
regain the blue ribbon of the air. has been
definitely arrani;nl. Alfred I.eBlanc. Hu
bert Iatham and Leon Morane, the three
French cracks, will compete for the inter
national championship trophy now held by
Glenn II. Curtlss. ,
Morane replaces Labouchere, whose broken
leg will prevent his participation In the
October meet. All three airmen are drivers
of monoplanes and In the American con
tst they will use specially constructed
In addition to these the French Aero club
sends M. Aubrun and Count Jacques de
Lesseps ti compete for other prlxes.
Italy will send Signor Cattaneo and Bel
gium probably will delegate M. Ollestagers
to take pnrt. Neither Spain nor Switzerland
will bo represented.
M. Lclilanc's assistant In the International
balloon contest will be Jacques Faure, thu.
noted French balloonist. Lieutenant Fran.
P. Lahm and Cortland Field Bishop, presi
dent of the Aero Club of America, aic here
acting for that organization.
Forty-Four Hundred Deaths in Rus
sia in Week Total More than
ST. FRTKRSBCRO, Sept. 9-The cholera
epidemic continues to claim thousands of
During the week of August 28 to Septem
ber 2 there. were 9.8M) new cases with 4.405
deaths. The total for tho aeason Is 170,303
cases and 77,4fiti deaths.
The epidemic has made greater progress
in remote villages because the peasants
persist In an attitude of hostility toward
tho physicians and nurses. A doctor was
killed In Yekuterlnoslav province and re
ports of medical men being beaten are con
stantly received by the sanitary bureau.
WASHINGTON. D. C, Sept. 8.-The rav
ages of Asiatic cholera in Russia, Qermony
and Italy and the possibility of the plague
being, brought to this country by Infected
immigrants has alarmed the publlo health
und marine hospital service. .
Surgeon General Wyman has detailed Sur
geon H. R. Carter to visit the plague cen
ters at once and report by cable.
RECENT ARMY ORDERS ISSUED
Datr Mttto the Wear
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON. Sept. 9.-( Special Tele
giam.) Ahmjr orders have been issued-today
(Second Lieutenant . Douglas C. Cordlner,
coast artillery corps, ' recently appointed
from civil life, is attached to the One
Hundred and Sixty-sixth company and will
proceed to Kort D. A. Russell for temporary
duty, thence to Fort Monroe.
Second Lieutenant David Owen Byars, re
cently graduated from the Military acad
emy, is assigned to the Klghteenth Infantry.
Second Lieutenant Horace M. Hlckam,
Eleventh cavalry, will repair to this city
and report to commanding officer, Walter
Reed General hospital for treatment
First Lieutenant Walter C, Jones, signal
corps, will proceed to the Presidio at San
Francisco for treatment at the general
Second Lieutenant Julian 8. Hatchner,
coast artillery corps, recently appointed
front civil life, is attached to the One
Hundred and Eighteenth com pan ny and
will proceed to Fort Mcllenry, Md., for
temporary duty, thence to Fort Monroe,
Leave of absence for four months Is
granted to Colonel George 8. Anderson,
YOST CONTINUES TESTIMONY
'resident of Bell Company Says He
Heard of Independent's Aarree
iunt to Lead facilities.
C. E. Tost, president or the Nebraska
Bell Telephone company testified he had
heard of a compact by which the Independ
ent telephone companies agreed among
themselves not to lend their toll line facil
ities to the Bell company, in the hearing
by Judge Field yesterday.
. Mr. Yost explained that the only way
th Bell company could get long distance
connections In tue towns of Papllllon, Ne
braska CHy and Plattsmouth was by pur
chasing the telephone companies in those
Mr. Yost was on the stand all day In the
questioning by the state to ascertain the
grounds for a charge that the Bell com
pany ' w.i organising a conspiracy to
monopolize the telephone business in Nebraska.
Changes la Posts and Assignments of
Bright Colors Win the Day
for the Little Papoose's Cap
Mr. and Mrs. John Brown of Pender
came to Omuha this morning to buy a cap
for their babv. Mr. Brown lias another
name, Johnny Rl Bull, an. I Mrs. Brown's
name translated into KngHsh means Annie
llray Cow. The papoose is not yet chrls
Although shy on nomenclature, the In
dian b y is well fitted with clothes. Whst
garments lVi Vi stores and the Indian
agency can afford tho baby has already
had, but stl'.l uiie Item has been missing.
Therefoie exme Johnny Red Bull and his
wife to Omaha. Karly In the morning they
win- at the doors of the Biandeis store
und the purchase was t-ot n.ade until 10
o'clock At the counter Mr. and Mrs.
Brow :i and the baby reinsineil until thor
ough!) sutistied nllh their choice.
"We have a very fino line of baby caps,"
began the clerk, but desisted when site
saw that her customers were loosing at
I the cap and not listening to her.
I The modus operandi of the selection was
a follows: Johnny Red Bui held the baby
jand his wife put a cap on the. papoosc'a
head. Then Mr. Brown stood back and
LN CAK FERRY
I New Fere Marquette Transfer Boat
Suddenly Sinks in Lake
The Property Loss Will Be" a Very
Boat Supposed to Be the Queen of
INSPECTED THE DAY BEFORE
Craft, Which Gore to Bottom Wlthont
Waralnar. Pronounced to B
In Kxee-llent Con.
LVDINOTON. Mich., Sept. 9 One of the
worst marine disasters in the history of
Lake Michigan navigation occurred early
today when car ferry Pere Marquette No.
IS, ilugshlp of a fleet of six Bteel car fer
ries owned and operated by the Pere Mar
quette Railroad company, sank to the bot
tom of Lake Michigan twenty miles off
Port Washington with a loss of twenty
lives. The boat was valued at 1400,000 and
the cargo, which Included twenty-nine
loaded cars, at $100,000 to $150,000. Tho loss
Is. fully covered by Insurance In Lloyd s of
"Car ferry No. 18 sinking-help," was tho
C. y. D. wireless message that brought
the first news of the disaster to this city
about 5 a. m.
The flash was repeated continuously for
nearly su hour, hut was unsigned.
The lost car ferry carried a crew of fifty
men and had on board two women passen
gers. Raid to be from Saginaw.
At this hour the cause of the accident
Is unknown and the facts "will not be avail
able until No. 17 arrives here late this
No. 18 was one of the finest and most
costly ferries ever built on the great lakes,
and only yesterday the craft was Inspected
by government officials at this port and
found to be In first-class condition. This
was Its first trip on Its regular run after
returning from Chicago, where the big
car ferry was under charter to the Chicago
Navigation company, being run In the ex
cursion business between Chicago and
Waukegan during most of July and August.
Vessel Inspected Thursday.
MILWAUKEE, Sept. .-Pere Marquette
railway ' officials here received a -wireless
message at 11:30 today stating that twelve
of the crew of car ferry No. 18, which
sunk in mid-lake, had been saved and
giving the names of three of the rescued.
The officials here taKe.rt for granted until
they heal' soiuell-lng .mora, definite from
Luutngton' that the balance of the crew
Car ferry No. 17 Is due In Ludlngton
very -shortly,- when further details of the
sinking are expected.
All the members of the crew hailed from
Ludlngton 1 - .. - .
The vessel left Ludlngton at 11:40 last
night, after a thorough Inspection before
entering the freight carrying traffic across
the lake. The first word of the ferry being
in distress was received In a wireless mes
sage from the captain asking for assist
ance from ferry No. 17 and for the dispatch
There Is absolutely nothing known here
as to the cause of the sinking.
The chief officers of the car ferry were:
Captain, Peter Kilty; first mate, J.Bre
sinskl; second mate, Walter Brown; chief
engineer, R. Needham; first assistant en
Thirty Persons Saved.
DETROIT, Sept . A dispatch from Lud
lngton to the Pere Marquette Railroad
headquarters here says that car ferry No.
17 has on board thirtyjiscued people and
five bodies, and that fifteenbf the fifty
who were on board are not accounted for.
No. 18 sank In probably 300 or 400 feet of
water and It Is not expected any salvage
will be possible. Seymour Cockrane, a
Chicago vessel man. Is reported among the
Stork, the Emblem
of Tulsa County
High Birth Bate in Oklahoma Offici
ally Recognized and Statue
Will Be Erected.
TULSA, Okl., Sept I. Official recognition
of the anti-race suicide tendencies of the
people of Tulsa county, where the birth,
rate since the statehood was established
overwhelmingly exceeded 'the death rate,
was taken today, when the county com
missioners adopted the stork as the em
blematic bird of the county. A heroic statue
of the well known Roosevcltlan bird will
adorn the facade of the now court house
which is to be built at once.
survejed the effect. After a long look, sh-j
in turn held the baby in her arms and
Johnny took an observation.
First a bru'vn cap was tiled. Then one
oi oars Diue. .lonnny k'runteii with satis
faction at this, but his wife's eye had
caught a filmy affair much bedecked with
lace and she promptly clipped tnin on the
infants head. Then she srolled In a pleased
i way. Taxing the iap off she patted the
lace, rmoothed it clown and geiu-rm...
served It with evide nt pleasure, thus p-ov-
; lucr thst aiimiration of lace is not con
fined to while women, who, o.ie is Infu.niid.
do mum delight to ornament tl'cm.-t lvn
I with Ih t.
Sjiorty flisirw alkers were laving beti thai
the lace cap would win the day and the
, outlook for this did sorm no -Ml. when sti-i-i
denly Johnny Red Bull caimht -itrlit of ni'll
lanolifr baby cap. lie moiloned toward It
I Neither he or his wife had so far a-tid
oia, wnue ire unny was as impassive and
silent as a block of wood.
The cap as produced. Johnny looked a
question end the clerk raid U.K. Johnny
forked it over and the three departed.
The cap was a bright vermilion bus.
I II - ' -
From tho Brooklyn Eagle.
LLOYD W. BOWERS IS DEAD
Solicitor General of United States
Dies After Short Illness.
SLATED FOR SUPREME BENCH
He Was One of Men Relnst Considered
By President Tuft for Chief Jus
tice F.nilnently Knrrras
ful r.m l.nwyer.
BOSTON, Sept. 9. Solicitor General Lloyd
W. Towers died here at 11:80 a. m. today
of complications arising from an attack
of bronchitis. The solicitor general has
been 111 about two weeks.
Death came suddenly ' while Mr. Bowers
wt-a talking with his family. A blood clot
In the heart causes almost Instant death.
Mrs. Bowers, a son and tho nurse were
present. The family has been staying at
the Hotel Touraine In this city for a fort
night. The solicitor general was 51 years
Mr. Bowers was appointed solicitor gen
eral by President Taft on March 22, 1909.
The appointment was one of the first offi
cial acta of Mr. Taft as president, who
had long held Mr. Bowers in high regard.
The solicitor general was one of the men
known to have been In the mind of the
president for one of the existing vacancies
on the United States supreme court bench.
The first newo of Mr. Bowers' Illness be
came generally known through a telegram
senrf by Mrs. Bowers to President. Taf-t. last
Tuesday. " .
Bo solicitous was Mr. Taft that as soon
as he reached Boston lie called on the
patient, who was so much improved that
he was able to see him.
The physician who has attended Mr.
Bowers said today that the paltent had a
good night's rest, ale a good breakfast to
day and was chatting cheerfully with his
wife and son, when suddenly he stopped
talking and a moment later was dead.
The physician, Dr. Frederick Coggeshall,
said the original illness of Mr. Bowers,
which took the form of a violent cold, was
due to overwork. The cold attacked him at
Gloucester, whence Mrs. Bowers had come
from Chicago, his home city, to spend the
summer. Tonsiims oeveiopea ana to nave
expert medical assistance, Mr. Bowers was
brought to Boston, An abscess on one of
the tonsils necessitated an operation, the
effect of which. Dr. Coggeshall said, were
too severe for the weakened system to
BEVERLY, Masa, Sept. 9. President
Taft was notified of the death of Holicitor
General Bowers. He expressed great sor
row at the passing of one of his oldest
friends and one of his most valued subor
dinates In the public service. President Taft
and Mr. Bowers had known each other per
sonally all their lives, having been at Yale
together and made a close irlendshlp.
When the president appointed Mr. Bowers
solicitor general he made It known that
he considered that he had obtained for the
of lice one of the ablest lawyers in the
country. Tho president sent a telegram to
the family, expressing his condolence.
tiradaate of Yale.
WASHINGTON. Sept. 9.-Lloyd W.
Bowers was graduated from Yale in 1879
and from the Columbia law school In 1S82.
He was general counsel of the Chicago &
Northwestern railway In 189 and lastly
solicitor general of the United States in
charge of the government' business before
the highest Judicial tribunal of the country.
He woe born at Springfield, Mass., March
9, 1S59. He soon became a Junior partner
with former Chief Justice Wilson of Minne
sota, In Mlnneaota he had a general prac
tice and later moved to Chicago, where in
June, 1893. he became the head of the legal
department of the Chioago & Northwestern
railway. In 1887 he married Miss Louise B.
Wilson of Winona. Minn., who died ten
years later. In I'JW lie married Miss Char
lotte Josephine Lewis.
I're-fldont Taft nad made no secret of his
intention to appoint Mr. Bowers to ih
supreme court upon a favorable opportunity
in the near future. With Uovernor Hughes
of New York, Mr. Bowers was seriously
discussed In regard to the chief Justiceship
He received national attention last March
when alone he defended the constitution
ality of the corporation tax provisions of
the Payne-Aldrlch tarUf act before tho su
liuiinic his term as solicitor general no
' case w hich he argued was decided against
htm. One decision regarding grazing on
forest reserves went against him by an
i equally divided court, but later the case
was set for a rehearing.
WILL ..Of REOPEN MONDAY
t oiupllratlon Megurdlna; l.oe-al Dis
putes Afiir and Aasreenient
KANSAS cm. Mo.. Kept. 9. Complica
tions regarding local cood.tluiis In Missouri
and Arkansas mines have caused further
delay In the final settlement of the toil
strike in tiie southwest district. Subcom
mittees this mornlrig asked that these local
difficulties be considered before final con
tract is sis :ivd. Conferees now say there
Is no possibility of tbe mines being is-
American Game Trails
Will Not Accept
Governor Will Not Be Candidate if
Recount in Omaha Does Not Give
Him Democratic Nomination.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Neb., fcept. J.-Speclal Tele
gram.) Governor Shallenberger announced
today that he would not run for governor
on the populist ticket. "If the democratic
vote In the primaries in Douglas county
dues not nominate me," he said, "I am out
of the race for governor." Governor Shal
lenberger had reference to the recount In
Douglas county, explaining that the re
count was solely the factor that might
finally establish him as a candidate. He
declared he would not accept a nomina
tion to run for the executive office of the
state by petition.
Leading Episcopal Churches in West
ern Half of Nebraska Bepre
tented at Holdrege.
IIOLpHEOJJ.; -NebiV .Sept. . (Speclal.)
After a -6'i'oo ot iwo- days, the... twenty,
first annual' cunvocatbxi of til . iteai no
District of Episcopal churches, came to a
elose here last night. This year's meet
ing was ono of the most successful ever
held In this part of the state.
Rev. Frederick Graves of Chadron opened
the program with an address, "Ad Clerum."
"The Second Celebration of Holy Commun
ion" was the occasion of the bishop's an
nual address, delivered by Bishop Graves
of Kearney. .
Rev. U A. Arthur of Grand Island read
a paper on "Clerical Courtesy;" Rev. C.
F. Chapman of North Platte on "The
Resurrection of the Body," and Rev. G. G.
Bennett of this city gave a splendid talk
on "Christianity and Modern Social Ideals."
A symposium on "The Preacher In His
Study" was conducted by Rev. I. H.
Young of Hastings.
During yesterday's session Bishop Graves,
who has been at the head of the district
for more than twenty-three years, an
nounced hla decision to retire on account of
111 health. His determination to submit his
resignation to the triennial gathering of
bishops to be held next month at Cincin
nati was met with the deepest regret by
all of the clergymen present.
Practically ell of the prominent churches
in the western half of Nebraska were rep
resented at this year's convocation. Ses
sions for the women of the church were
held yesterday ' at the Methodist church.
The discussions were led by Miss Rldgway
of Lexington and Mrs. Ware of Mullen.
It was voted to hold next year's convo
cation at Kearney the latter part of
H. B. Bosenbery, Who Says He is a
Traveling Man, Shoots Himself -at
SEWARD, Neb., bept. 9. (Special Tele,
gram.) H. B. Rosenbery, who is a traveling
man from South Dakota, attempted to
commit suicide this morning about 9 o'clock
by shooting himself with a 3S-caliber re
volver. The shooting took place near the
Burlington depot across Blue River. At
the sound of the shot the city inarshall,
who lives near by, started to tho place and,
with the sheriff, brought the man uptown
in an ambulance. The bullet deflected and
crushed the skull, but did not penetrate It.
Ruscnbeiy says he stopped in Lincoln to
get a room in which to commit suicide, but
on account of the state fair crowds could
secure none. He came on to Seward sev
eral days ago, registering at the Windsor
hotel. Ou Wednesday nlaht ne drank two
ounces of wood alcohol und whisky, bcllev
Irg it would kill him, but u had not the
desired effect. He then decided on using a
Dirigible Balloons Fail to
Make Good in Mimic War
PRKl'SKle'lI-HOI.LAND. Prussia, Sept.
J The two dirigible balloons used for aerial
scout duty by tho opposing armies in the
Imperial manouveis failed grievously today,
one new leading Ita army into an ambu
scade, while the other new fell Into the
hands of the enfiny when the motor of Its
machine gave out. The invading army
The dirigible opi-ratlng with the defenders
reported this forenoon that the airmen took
te be the exact location of tar-extended
THREE REPUBLICANS ABSENT
Ballinger-Pinchot Investigating Com
mittee is Without Quorum. .
CHAIRMAN NELSON LEAVES ROOM
Later lie Sends Notice tailing Meet
ing In Chleeao Tuesday Demo
crats tiny Ills Action Is
MINNEAPOLIS. Minn , Sept. 9-An un
usual situation confronted the six mem
bers of the - Balllnger-Plnchot congres
sional Investigation committee when they
Three republican memberr. Senator Suth
erland of Utah, and Representatives Denby
and McCall, refused to attend the meeting
which was called to order by Senator
Nelson. Not long afterward Mr. Nelson
himself left the room.
Thus the four democratic members and
one of the insurgent republicans are left
without a presiding, officer, for the time
being. The committee when it met lacked
one less than a quorum and was unable
to transact business which could be con
sidered as binding. Several attempts were
made to enforce the attendance of the
absentees, but Chairman Nelson held there
was no sergeant-at-arms present, although
such duty had been delegated to Secretary
Sleman of the committee, and the members
could not ' be ai'rested.
Presumably the reason for tho failure
of the republicans to maintain a quorum
was ". the po',Win.Ty that the democrats,
being in control, their action of Wednes
day in adopting the resolution dcclsrlng
for the removal of Secretary Balllnger,
possibly could have been rntlfled.
The chairman sent' the democrats and
Mr. Madison a notice calling a meeting of
the fomnilttee In Chicago September 13,
but the latter contend that Mr. Ncbion had
no authority to do so. . .
Three Henubllcans Absent.
The failure of these three members to at
tend when the session was opened was
decided on last night, following the arrival
of Representative Denby. Mr. Denby had
declared that the action of five membors,
who on Wednesday adopted a resolution of
Representative Madison of Kansas, an in
surgent republican, which charged that
Secretary Balllnger was unfit and should
be removed was the "most extraordinary,
Indefensible and unjudicial that partislan
politics could devise."
In view of that he said It would be absurd
to meet with those members when they had
already promulgated their decision.
Messrs. Sutherland and McCall took a
similar view and failed to put In an appear
ance. Chairman Nelson, the only republi
can member besides Mr. Madison, was pres
ent and the meeting was regularly called
to order. In addition to Mr. Madison and
Mr, Nelson the democratic members In at
tendance were Senators Purcell, North Da
kota; Fletcher, Florida, and Representatives
Ollle M. James of Kentucky and James M.
Graham of Illinois.
Soon after entering the committee room
the democratic members affixed their slg
natures to their findings which condemn
the actions of Mr. Balllnger as a public
officer and vindicate Clifford Plnchot,
former chief of the Forestry department.
Mr. Madison prepared an Independent re
port, which favors Mr. Plnchot, and
brought It to the committee room.
Shortly after the executive session began
the secretary of the committee, Paul Sle
man, was designated sergeant-at-arms and
directed to find the absentees, if possible,
and bring them In. In view of the posi
tive declarations of Messrs. Denby and
others that they would not attend his mis
sion seemed futile.
The action was considered a mere
formality. Two of the members had left
the hotel shortly before the committee met
and Mr. McCall remained in his room.
Republicans Refuse to Come.
There was no regular sergeant-at-arms
present and Senator Nelson gave It as his
opinion that the secretary of the commit
tee, while delegated us such, had no power i ban wlun vsord Wtts Uin lllm conceinln
to arrest tho absentees and enforce their Uhe veidii t. A telephone girl at the bank
attendance. Senator Sutherland and Rep- ! received the- message. Leaving her switch
resentatives Denby and McCall were found I bourd she hastened to the directors' room,
in the latter's room by the secretary. The w here she handed a paper with the words,
secretary told them that five members hacii""t guilty," to John 1. Hughes, a director,
reuuested that the absentees attend Th. Mr, Hughes read the terse message and
latter decltned and stated that no atten-
tlon would be paid to any demand of the
five members or wy threat to enforce at
tendance. The secretary's report was fo-
(Contlnurd on Second Page.)
i Inti enc lied lines of tho Invaders Infantry
and artillery. On ien!;.ts of the Informa
tion the defender auvur.cc-d in a strong
attack only to ilnd. when the thin line of
Invaders retreated, that they were storm
ling a breastwork behind which tiunks of
trec-s instead of guns had bcin placed
When they roild lecover from their mis
take the difend.-rs' flank was attacked and
a victory for the invaders ensued.
The dirigible of the invaders developed a
defect In its motor and, being compelled to
descend, was captured by the enemy.
Minority Leader of Illinois Legisla
ture Cleared of Bribery Charge in
QUICK VERDICT IS SURPRISE
Accused is Not in Court Room When
Jury is Ready.
DEMONSTRATION BY FRIENDS
Throws Arms About Attorney in
FACES ANOTHER INDICTMENT
Victor In Keroad Trial Mar Have ts
l-'nee Mill Another Charse on
Allegation of Same
CHICAGO. Sept. 9. Lee O'Ncll Browne,
minority leader of the Illinois legislature,
charged with' bribery In connection with
the election of William Lorimer to the
1'nlted States senate, was foundc not guilty
by a Jury In the criminal court today. This
wan Browne's second trial. The Jury dis
agreed In the first trial.
The speedy verdict was a surprise to
the many who had watched the progress of
the second trial and had feared that
repetition of the tedious deliberations of the
first Jury would elose tho case.
When the word that tho Jury had agreed
was sent to Judge Korsten. urowno wns
not in the courtroom and there wns a short
delay after the Jury filed In before he ar
rived. The reading of the verdict absolving;
Browne from guilt was greeted with cheers
from friends of Browne who crowded tho
courtroom. Browne turned to his attorney,
Charles Mrhr-teln. nnd threw his arms
around his neck and for a moment they
The bailiffs were powerless to maintain
order and with a rush Browne's friends
hoisted him to their shoulders and carried
him around the courtroom continuing their
A semblance of order wns restored hy
vigorous efforts on tho port of court of
ficials and tho Jury was polled. The basis
of the Indictment against Browne was
that he had bribed Representative Charles
A. White of O'Fallon, III., his colleague on
the democratic side of the Illinois general
assembly, to vote for William Lorlmer for
1'nlted States senator.
Browne, who Is a candidate In his home
district for a seat in the next legislature,
faces another indictment voted by the
Sangamon county grand Jury In Spring
field and bused on the same allegations of
having bribed Representative White.
Details of Deliberations.
The Jury, which took eight ballots, was
out twenty-one hours. On the first ballot
tho Jury stood eight to four for acquittal.
The final Juror standing out for conviction
was won over to Blgn the verdict of ac
quittal at 2.25 o'clock this afternoon. The
verdict was returned in open court a few
mi n ten before S o'clock. Immediately the
court room was In an uproar. It was ten
minutes before ballffs stopped the cheering
which percolated through the corridors and
down the elevateds of the criminal court
building to the street.
Browne was lunching at a down town
hotel when he received a telephone mes
sage informing him that the Jury hod ar
rived at a verdict. He scrambled into an
automobile and .was whisked ,to tho court,
arriving in time to hear the reading of the
verdict. His eyes filled with tears as the
clerk of the court finished reading.
Browne appeared as greatly pleased as
though he had been completely absolved of
further trouble In relation to the vexing
subject of Senator Lorlmer's election. Ap
parently he had forgotten that he Is under
li.dlctment on ' tho snmo Charge and will
have to face trial at Springfield In Sanga
mon county. When this subject was men
tioned to Attorney Erbstein the lawyer
"Don't worry about Springfield, we'll
take care of that when It comes up."
Credit to Lawyers.
"I owe my Ufa to the lawyers who' de
fended me," Browne exclaimed when he
caught his breath. "It Is all due to their
unswerving and absolute devotion to me.
I owe everything to them. I thank them
from my heart."
State's Attorney Wayman was plainly put
out by the verdict. At first he refused to
talk. Later, In his private office, ho made
the following statement:
"The verdict speaks for Itself. The pub
lic knows the evidence. I presented the
evidence and did everything that a publlo
prosecutor could do. The state of Illinois
will reap the benefit of the prosecution re
gardless of the verdict. I have nothing
further to say."
The verdict In the Browne case came as a
dramatic aftermath to yesterday's sensa
tional Incident between Colonel Roosevelt
and Senator Lorlmer regarding the Hamil
ton club banquet.
The Roosevelt -Lorlmer Incident was fre
quently mentioned by people discussing the
Senator Lorlmer was attending a meeting
of dlK c tors of the La Salle St reel National
then handed It to
Senator Lorlmer. He
read It. tore It up ran fully and continued
his ren-arks to the directors. Not until
the meeting had adjourned did the other
directors learn of the verdict.
Tho senator lift the bank for home with,
out discussing the matter and refused to
make any stateinent regnrding it. He wae
as csliii and tac iturii as though nothing un
usual had occurred.
TRIES TO KILL HIS WIFE
AND SWALLOWS ACID
Colored Man mi Columbus, Thinklnif
Himself Murderer, lloilii Ilia
Oven I. !'..
CliLrMIU'S, Nb.. Hcl't. 9 iSpeclal
Telegi 4 m. i A colored man named Ooon,
attempted to l.ill his wife hy cutting her
liircoit with a lazor today a id when ha
t! ught lie hod succeeded took raiboll'!
ai Id and died ,n a short time. The act was
committed at the home of Mark Luwery,
a colored man, in the south port of town.
Mrs. Ooon will recover. Coroner (lass will
hold an imiuest over the body of Uoon la
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