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Lumberman Sot Allowed
Testimony Given in
ACTIOS IN EXECUTIVE SESSION
Member Seem it Inadvisable to let
Him Hear Testimony.
BUSS CULVER THE, FIRST WITNESS
Who Heard Hinei Boast
Having Made Senator.
TELLS OF RELATIONS OF THE TWO
llt Does Xil llriarBkrr Alleged Talk
Between Him aad Jnwrt For
FrlmOf t I.oelsser
for Loo a- Tlsae.
WASHINGTON. June 8S-Edward Hln a.
the Ch cago lumber man mill or.alre. who.
It baa testified, aaid ha "put Lurlmer
ovei at Springfield." wat today excluded
ft m tbs room where the senate committee
la holding la Invesligat oo Into the elect' on
of benator luimer. Thla action waa taken
at an executive re nlor.
The committer cooldered It Inadvisable
that llr. Hlnr should be permitted to
ll't.-n to the testimony. Since Clarence S.
Funk of Chlcaro to'k the otand Mr. Mines
haa been allowed to be present In the cora-
tntlee room and hear the witnesses whose
vdence largely had centered about hla al
leged remarks about the Lorimer election
Calver la First WltafM.
Buss Culver, a lumberman and lawyer
cf L'AtiM, Mich., was the flrat wttnesa to
day before the senate Lorimer committee.
When the Lorimer investigation waa on be
fore the Helm committee of the Minnie
legthlatura fhelly B. Jones of Marquette.
Mich., waa reported to have atated that
Culver waa present on an occasion in IMS
when Edward Hinea. millionaire lumber
man, declared he had "Just succeeded In
making a United Metes senator that cost
11W0W." Jones testified yest-rdsy that the
conversation waa In 1907. and waa simply
that Lortmer'e election, presumably to the
house, probably "cost a barrel of money."
As soon a Mr. Culver waa sworn the
committee went Into executive session,
after which he began bis testimony by
saying he had been mayor of Marquette.
Mich. He then told of business relations
with Edward Hlnee.
Contradicting soma ef the testimony at
the Sprlngfletl Investigation ha said he
had not Seen HI nee since Lorimer' s elec
tion te the annate. .
l.orlaner Slgae oa Hlaea Wages.
1 have no recollection -of discussing
Senator Lorimer with Hinea. On ona or
two ocasloaa be told ma he was friendly
to Lorimer and it seems - to ma once In
Chicago ha aaw some wagona of the Ed-
L ward KU) Lumbarco mpa y,vd3ara tjed.
with 'Vote for 'Lerimer.'
"It aeeins to me Mr. Bines haa said to
ma that be bad been In the habit of help
ing out ' Senator Lorimer. Ha eartalnly
referred to the ceagresakraal elections.
"My memory la that ha amid be would
decorate wagona for Lorimer and would
help him to ralsa campaign funds."
Tba witness eould not remember a con
versation In . Shelby E. Jonea' 5 rug store
in 107 nor at any other time when Jones
la said to have declared that Hinea re
ferred to the Lorimer election costing a
"barrel of money."
Lasnbersaaa Dealea Talk..
Hugh McLean, a lumberman of North
Tonawanda. waa the next witness.
"Didn't you tell Mr. Coan," asked Attor
ney HeeJy. "that ha waa not going to get
anything from you or your friend. Mr.
Hlnra, and what you knew about raising
money for Mr. Lorimer waa only hearsay,
anyway T" j
"No air, absoluttly," exclaimed the wit
ness. Mr. McLean testified that all Mr. Hinea
aaid to him about Senator Lorimer waa
on hla trip to Washington Just before the
senatorial election. "He introduced ma to
( Mr. Lorimer, then a congresaman. and aaid
that be might be the next senator front
Illinois." declared the wttnesa.
"Did you ever hear of the use of money
In the Lorimer election?" asked Mr.
"Tea. responded Mr. McLean.
"In the newspapers and ones a fellow
told me that I aaid I knew about it."
Who waa that?"
"Why, a man who aaid ha was Coan and
represented the Helm committee, same
up ta me and aaid that two men had sworn
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rroanci now on me xariii ana
Favors Its Repeal.
WASHINGTON, ju .-W. O. Ollmore
of the firm of Arbiirkle Bros, of Brooklyn
told the house "euirar truM" Investigating
committee today that trade sugar wars In
this country had practically ceafed and
that conditions In the trade were very
fair, thouxh not Ideal.
"Where does the condition fall short?"
Representative Madison asked.
"The cane lucar refiners are not making
enough money." 1e attributed this to
over-productloti. too much ref.nlng capa
city, the beet sugar Industry as now pro
"If we took the duty off sugar, what
"Cheaper sugar. We would operate with
half the caiital and the beet euirar people
would be kept at home. We do not like It
when the beet sugar people, with a hot
house protection. Invade our territory.
"TK.n i-rtii want rr trad In lUfirT
'Tereonally, I am of that mind."
"Have you any reason to believe that
any unfair attacks have been made on yoa
by the present regime In the American
Sugar Refining company?"
"No. Of course, they are not long in
their new chairs and we are keeping a
watchful eye on them."
"They are now In sack cloth and ashes,
aa It were?"
"That's a good simile. I think that the
new men In the company are good men;
that they should not be charged with the
slna of the past."
"We cut the price SS points under the
trust price soon after we started In West
Virginia and Ohio," aaid Mr. Gltmore, "be
cause the truat sought to Induce the whole
sale srrocers In those states to buy sugar
exclusively from the American. Thla waa
"We kept the price down four or five
months and got the business In those
states. Eventually the price returned to
normal, but the American never did get
back all Its business in those statea."
Jury is Charged in
Henwood Murder Case
Judge Instructs Panel Verdict Most
Be Murder in First or Second
Degree or Acquittal.
DENVER, June a "There la no man
slaughter In thla case," Impressively said
District Judge Greely M. Whiteford In
reading the Instruction to the Jury In the
case of Frank H. Henwood today.
The court charged tba jury that there
were but three possible verdicts In the
ease: First degree murder, second degree
murder and acquittal.
The tiii-v waa also directed that should
I its verdict be first At-r murder a penalty
should be fleed, either' .life .Imprisonment
or death. "
Should the verdict be second derree mur
der the courts Itself Imposes penalty, which
la fron ten years to life Imprisonment.
The elimination of manslaughter from
the case caused Attorney John T. Bottom
for the defense to take exceptions.
The Jury waa charged that the accidental
killing of George E. Copeland. for which
Henwood la being tried, by a bullet in
tended for Silvester L. Von Phut, Justifies
a verdict of first degree murder, provid
ing that Henwood Intended maliciously and
premedltatedly to take Von Pbul'a Ufa
Assistant District Attorney John Horns
Chiles opened the argument for the prose
cution with a denunciation of Henwood as
the "destroyer" of the home of Jobn W.
Springer, a wealthy Denver banker.
He had had Illicit relations with Mrs.
Springer," said Mr. Chiles, "and he waa
afraid that Von Phul stood high in the
affections of that fair creature." There
fore, he declared. Henwood wanted Von
Phul out of the way as ha waa Jealous sf
Senate Agrees to Bill
For Enlarged House
Committee on Census Votes to Report
Reapportionment Measure With
WASHINGTON. June 28. The senate com
mittee on census today agreed to report the
congressional reapportionment bill without
amendment providing for for 433 represent
atives, notwithstanding practically all tbe
committee members bad expressed them
selves as opposed to the increased repre
sentation. The bill provides for forty-tws represent
atives over the present ' number and was
framed so as to prevent a decrease of the
membership from any state. Three ef the
tea members present. Senators La Fol-
lette. Dupont aad McLean, voted la the
negative, hut while expressing disap
proval ef the Increase the other seven de
cided to allow ths house to have Its way la
a matter so peculiarly germane to Its own
aixau-s. t he report will be held for a
week to give Mr. La Follette time to pre
pare a minority report, which will be pre
sented by Senator Bailey.
Senator Luke Lea
Again in Hospital
Tennessee Man Who Gave Blood to
Save Wife's Life Overtaxed Hit
WASHINGTON, wine .- (Senator Luke
Lea of Tennessee, creek frem the trans
fusion of blood la aa effort to ears his
wife's life, has returned to tbe hospital to
remain a few days recuperating. He over
taxed his strength la resuming bis duties
with ths Lorianer Investigating committee
and physicians ordered htm to bed. Mrs.
Lea, also la aaid 'to have suffered a set
back. CITY ELECTIONS IN UTAH
Tveeatr-Tarea Oat ef Haadred aad
Tea Maalelpalltlea Ge
SALT LAKE CITT. June tS.-Out of the
11 cities and towns to I tah that voted
yesterday oa the prohlbitloa . of the sals
of liquor tweety-three voted "wet
la this dty the vote stood: Wet, 14.008;
Ogdea. the second city in the state, gave
a majority of IM la favor of the wets.
STIIIKE TIES UP
Many Ships Are Unable to Leave
Liverpool as Result. of Exten
sion of Movement
FOUR THOUSAND MORE MEN JOIN
Fighting Merely for Recognition of
Union Without Wage Question.
CREWS ASSIST THE DOCK HANDS
Many Sailors Desert Ships in Sym
pathy with Wharf Employes. .
FOOD IS SCARCE IN LONDON
lies from Coatlaeat Held l" a
Vessels at Hall Mlaea aad
Mills Are Belac Closed
LIVERPOOL. June M. Four thousand
additional dork hands Joined the strike to
day and work at the docks here ta prac
tically at a standstill. The Cunard, Cana
dian Pacific railway. Dominion, White
Btar, Ellerman and other combined lines
are all equally affected. There te no ques
tion of wagva Involved In thla extension of
the strike movement. The dock men are
fighting simply for recognition of their
union and the nonemployment of non
The crewa of the steamer Haverford of
the Red Star line and other liners at the
docks here have deserted their vessela In
sympathy with the wharf employes.
Haverford's Crew Walks Oat.
The Haverford was due to sail for Phila
delphia at noon, and all Ita passengers had
gne aboard when the sramen. firemen aad
atewards walked off the ahlp.
The strikers joined the crew of the Ca
nadian Pacific railway steamer Empress sf
Britain and the combined force made a
triumphal march from dock to dock, call
ing upon the crews of each big liner to join
In a short time the movement had spread
so rapidly that all the transatlantic ves
sels here were deserted.
Feed Scarce la Lesaes.
LONDON. June IS. The shortage of but
ter, bacon and eggs, of which enormous
continental aupplles are held up at Hull by
the aeamen'a strike, la affecting the prices
of provtsiona In England.
Millers are giving out notice to their
staffs to quit work In consequence of the
stoppage of the supply of wheat and flour.
A congestion of coal trucks In all the
northeastern porta through the Inability to
load colliers la disorganising the railroads.
AMSTERDAM. Holland. June 18. Work
on the docks practically ceased today.
Carters employed In moving cargoes now
threaten to Join the strikers unless their
pay Is Increased before Saturday night.
Tkree Taeaeaaa Oat fa Mssehsster.
MANCHESTER. England. June B. Three
thousand dock hands hera Joined the sea.
men's strike toay. , The shipping business
locally la paralysed.
Ht'LL. England. June . Considerable
rioting on the part cf strikers occurred
here today. The strike leaders this after
noon succeeded In quieting the men.
ROTTERDAM. . Holland. June 28. SU
steamer. Including; the Hamburg-American
liner Sloterdvk. which la bound for Balti
more and Newport News, sailed today from
thla port with full complements of crews.
C. W. Morse Will
Remain in Prison
Judge Newman Decides that Banker
is Not Entitled to Release on
Writ of Habeas Corpus.
ATLANTA. Ot, June St-Federal Judge
Newman today denied the application of
Charles W. Morse for release from the
federal prison here on a writ of habeas
RECOMMENDS DISMISSAL OF
MICHAEL AND MORRISON
Hoaee gabcomaal ttee Reports oa the
Day Portrait Veseker Ib
cldeat WASHINGTON, June The dismissal
of United States Consul William H. Mich
ael, at Calcutta, and Thomas Morrison,
disbursing clerk of the State department,
as the result of ths recent Investigation
of the Day portrait voucher, la recom-
mended In a report which a subcommittee
of the houae committee on expenditures In
tha Btate department will present to ths
full oommlitee tomorrow. Mr. . Michael
formerly was chief clerk of ths depart
ment. Ths report was adopted at a final ses
sion of the subcommittee which constats
of Representatives . Hamlin of Missouri,
chairman ef the full committee. Dent of
Alabama and Davis of Minnesota, ths last
named a republican.
The committee mads an exhaustive in
vestigation of the circumstances surround
ing the discrepancy between 82.456. the to
tal amount of a long missing voucher made
out for the payment to Albert Rosenthal,
an artist, for painting the picture of Secre
taav Dav and the XfifiO he renelved el.
! thousrh he had to recelDt for the whole
amount named In the voucher.
Secretary of Stale Knox and other offi
ciate testified regarding the matter and Mr.
Michael cabled an explanation, which was
submitted to the committee. The explana
tion was that the balance probably waa
used for contingent expenses for diplo
matic service in China, etc
RICHEST WOMEN IN CHICAGO
Mrs. Kottte V. MeCerasIrk, Mrs,
Blalae aad Vlrsrlala MeCorsalek
Head Aasseasseat List.
CHICAGO, June tS. Names of ths three
richest women la Chicago were made pub
lic today oa the completion ot the per
sonal property tax lists. They are:
Mrs. Nettle F. MoCortnlck, 8X80t.x;
Mrs. Emmons Blaine. tl.SS&OOft; Virginia
MeCormk-k. 81.XM.0W This Is the value ef
personal property only, stocks, bonds snd
Mrs. Blaine, although listed as one of
the city's moot wealthy women, believes
that wealth Is unjustly distributed.
la contrast to the figures gives are the
assessments gives for Chicago's two most
distinguished women. Jane Addama haa no
taxable personal property and Ella Flagg
Young, superintendent of schools, sched
ules but t&a.
From the Cleveland Plain Dealeir.
WEALTHY KEARNEY MAN SHOT
Frank Oeiselman, Wounded Tuesday
Night, May Recover.
HIS WIFE IS UNDER ARREST
Wtan Who Had Applied! for Divorce
Adaatte Flrlas; tha Shote
Oeetore Who Treated
KEARNEY. Neb.. June .-Specisi Tele
gram.) Frank Gelselman, a wealthy land
holder of thla city and a prominent busi
ness man. waa seriously wounded last
night ps the result of two revolver shots
fired ..ortly before midnight.
Gelselman waa standing In front of the
boarding house of which be and hla wife
are proprietors when a bullet struck him
la the back of the head. Aa he turned to
run another shot was fired, penetrating his
thigh. The wounded man walked two
blocks and, weak front loes ot blood, stag
gered Into the office of Drs. O. M. and
Ellxa Mills, where he told ths story of ths
Mrs. Oeiselman was at onee placed under
arrest, when she eAfntUfJt- that aha fad
ahot er husband. H- . ..
Tha condition of Frank Oeiselman this
morning Is favorable to alow recovery un
less blood poisoning or other complication
arise. Dr. Mills succeeded In stopping the
arterial hemorrhages, which were frequent
during the nliclit. The wounded man haa
loet at least a quart of blood from the
arteries, sad although naturally' of strong
constitution la In a weakened state. In
creasing the possibilities of fatal results
should another hemorrhage occur.
Doctor Hears Five Shots,
Dr. G. II. Mills stated this morning that
he waa a witness to the abootlng in so far
as the darkness of the night permitted.
He heard two shota fired near the Gelsel
man rooming house, which is on the block
west of his home. He turned and. as he
looked, three flashes of light spurted from
the darkness beneath a window In the
direction of the street. A short time after
this the wounded man in a dazed but con
scious condition, appeared at hla office
seeking assistance. The revolver held by
Mrs. Gelselman at the time of the arrest
had two empty chambers. It waa a thirty
two and corresponds to the else of the gun
with, which ths man waa shot. Officials
cannot account for the three other ahota
enleaa Gelselman. half conscious, drew his
own revolver and fired In the direction
from which tbe first bullets came.
Married Six Months Age. . -
Mr. Gelselman and Mrs. Dutton were
married about six months ago and have
had domestic unhappiness for the greater
part of the time. Tbe children . of Mr.
Gelselman by former wives left him when
he married Mrs. Dutton.
Gelselman. who waa standing at
tha time of the ahooting, ia a large
man and hla wife In her confession aaid
i Bh sitting in a chair under the trees
ita nt of the house. Tbe physicians
both said It was Impossible that she could
have dons the shooting and that some ona
In the trees must have dona lt-
Tbe police belve Mrs. Gelselman told ths
truth when st said sha fired tha shots.
It Is alleged she has several times
threatened her husband and told tbe sher
iff thet If they did not da something to
keep him from annoying her she would.
Mrs. Gelnelmaa recently brought suit for
divorce agalnat her husband, who. It Is
said. Is her fifth spouse, alleging extreme
cruelty. Mr. Gelselman has been married
WOMAN PUTS OUT FIRE
AFTER CLOTHES BURNED OFF
Mrs. C. H. Baker of Kerfollt Starts
Gaeeliae Eaarlae, Thoaah Her
self Near Death.
NORFOLK. Neb., June 88. Special Tele
gram.) After her clothing and hair had
all been burned from her body and prob
ably fatal inluries Inflicted Mrs. C. It
Baker, wife of a Northwestern railroad
conductor, here today, had presence of
mind eaouga to run Into a pump shed at
her home and start a gasoline engine
w hlrh would pump water into a hose and
enable her to put out the lire la tne bouse,
Mr. Baker ass pouring gasoline Into a
lighted atove when her clothing caught
fire. All but her shoes burned off. She
waa taken to an Omaha hospital.
RATES ON GRAIN TO GO UP
Dakota Statloaa te (ki
te Bo Advaae-ed ,
V-.rTr ' 1 nft tft
CHICAGO. June 18 Effect vs July 1 rates
on grain and grain producta from stations
In the Takotas will he advanced, the rise
ranging from a cent to cents per hun
dred pounda Theae rates are the onea
proposed by aU lines a year ago, but sus
pended by the Interstate Commerce com
Day Dreams in Washington
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3 T.Ss'ir" ti,. "
Evelyn Arthur See
Takes the Stand
Apostle of Absolute Life Blames the
Newspapers and Folice for
CHICAGO. June S.-Evelyn Arthur See
took tbe witness stand In hla own defense
thla afternoon. He told of being visited
by a reporter and of allowing a photo
grapher for a newspaper to take photo
graphs of Mona Reea and other students
of "absolute life" and of his arrest.
Police Captain Danner criticised him for
having girls living at bis flat, he said, and
told Mildred Bridges and Mona Rees to re
turn to their mothers.
"Danner." continued the witness, "asked
me lf my relations with Mona and Mildred
were Improper, and I told him no. One ot
the reporters atepped up to the captain
and said his paper had affidavits to the
contrary, signed by several persons. Dan
ner told me that if I admitted having im
proper relations with the girls ths affi
davits would be kept out of the news
"It baa been aaid that one ef the prla-
dples oe 'Absolute Life la that If a believer t
thinks a-tii --true that makea it true.
Does that govern your testimony?"' asked
Judge Hanecey. ....
"What Is the foundation principle of 'Ab
solute Lifer" ' '
The reply to this question waa In the
terminology of 'Absolute Life' and plainly
perplexed the judge.'
There waa a reconciliation between Mil
dred Bridges and her father today. Mil
dred waa not feeling well ' and when she
aaw her father la court tears filled her
eyea and ahe ran to him and put her arms
around hla neck. She spoke to hint for the
firEt time tn many weeks and he seemed
greatly affected. Owing to her Indisposi
tion the court and Prosecutor Burnham
were willing that Mildred should remain at
home, but Attorney Cantwell aaid her
presence In court waa necessary to the
defense and she remained.
Charles Gutthardt, a newspaper reporter,
testified that See had admitted In hla
presence to having1 had relations with Mil
dred Bridges and Mona Rees.
Famous Arapahoe ,
Chief Passes Away
DARLINGTON, OkL. June . It was
learned here today that Left Hand, for
years chief of the Arspahoes, died at his
home near here aeveral days ago. He waa
88 yeare old and one of the most famous
warriors of ths early days of the weav.
One of hla moat prominent fights was tbe
massacre of Major Joel H. Elliot and nine
teen men the day General Custer fought
the battle of Washita, near the present
town of Cheyenne, Okl. The bodies of the
slain men were not found for a week.
Barking of Dog Saves
Family at Marne, Ia.
MJUUCE. I a.. June 88. (Special Tele
gram.) Awakened at S o'clock this morn,
lng by ths barking of his dog. Dr. C E
Thompson of this place got up, thinking
he had a patient
He discovered the bouse on fire. The
flames had sained auch headway that tha
family escaped only with their night
clothes, two chairs and a pair of old ahoea.
Dr. Thompson says he and his family
ows thstr Uvea to the barking of ths dog.
Loss, tZiM. Insured.
HAMEISTER'S DEATH DUE
TO HIGH SENSE OF HONOR
Toons; Bsaker of Newell, S. D., Said
Net to Have Bees Sabjeet to
Arrest at Tlsso of Salclde.
DEADWOOD, 8. D., June 28. Special.)
Funeral services tor Odin C. Hameister,
the young cashier of the Northwest State
bank at Newel1, who ahot himself over
financial difficulties which caused a short-
in his accounts, were held here by
Rev. M- F. Montgomery of the Episcopal
church, ths body being tben tsken to
Omaha for interment beside his sister,
According to statements made by Chris
Hameister of Omaha, the ' dead boy's
father, E. 8. Johnson of Sioux Fails, former
owner of the bank and patron ot Hameister,
and the bank officials, Hameister waa not
subject to arrest, no warrant having been
Issued. They declare that a violation of
the statutes governing loans caused
Hameister a shortage, which w ill total
about 81.000, and that thla waa fully covered
by his personal estate. They attribute hla
suicide to a high sense of honor and a
sensltivs nature. Hameister waa TS years
old and unmarried. He was a member of
tbe Rapid City Elks and the Odd Fellows
of Oeddee, S. D.
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FARMERS LOOKING FOR RAIN
Weather Man Says Nebraska is to
Have a Soaking.
SOME PARTS ALREADY VETTED
Cora Coattaaes to Grow, with Every
ladleatloa Still la Sight for I
Basaper Crop Wheat le
Nebraska Is on the verge of a reel soak
ing a rain that will average half to three'
quarters of an inch over most of the coup
ties of tbe state, according to the weather
predictions of the prophets In the centers
of population In different parts of the
state. Ia Omaha the sprinkling advance
guard of tbe downpour came Wednesday
morning .with lowering clouds In the ikies,
but at . S o'clock Wednesday morning
throughout the ststo reports of rain had
already come In and In many places It was
raining at that 'time.
There are practically no weeda surround
ing stalks of corn or harboring In the rows
sucking ths precious vitality from ths soil,
because ths dry weather has allowed the
farmers to keep ths fields -practically dean
cf the' fTOWtb. '. Thar talkshave mounted
to a goodly height with the warm rays of i
the son on them, and ths reserve moisture
In ths soil to drew upon, aad ths 'stand."
as ths farmers call it, la full because few
have had any trouble with cutworma this
Bala Is Falllaa.
Following ars points In Nebraska where
rain fell Tuesday night snd early Wednes
dsy morning. In Omaha ths sprinkles
came aear 10 o'clock Wednesday morning.
Wymore, raining. .
Odell. 0.48 of an Inch.
Endlcott, light showers.
Edgar, 0.85 of an Inch.
Blue Hill, light showers.
Red Cloud, raining since I a ra.
Eckley. 0.85 of an Inch.
Madrid, light showers.
Eloux City, Ia, light showers.
' Sutton, raining.
' Alliance, light rains.
' Clay Center, light rain.
Grej bull. Wyo.. light showers.
Crow Agency. Wyo.. light rains.
Billings, Mont, rains.
Dreath la Eastera Kaaeas Brakes.
TOPEKA. Kan., June 88. The drouth in,
heat which has caused much apprehension
In Kansas for three weeka waa broken at
an early hour thla morning by showers
which were general throughout eastern
Kansas. There was only aeven-hundredtha
of an Inch In Topeka, but the Union Pacific
reports three-quarters of an Inch at Hays
City and ralna are reported from a doaea
other places throughout eastern Kanaas.
STroet la Wlseoaala.
COUKDERAT. Wis.. June 84 The
ground all through this section was cov
ered' with frost today and Ice formed on
water In small vessels. Tender garden
truck was damaged considerably.
COMMENCEMENT AT HARVARD
aad ( 8eveaty-F1ftk
CAMBRIDGE. Masa.. June 88. In spit of
threatening skies Harvard college yard waa
alive today with seniors In cap and gown.
faculty members In their particolored
doctors' hoods and alumni of varying agea
who had returned to Cambridge to partici
pate tn the exercises connected with tha
Sfith annual commencement of the vener
able educational Institution.
A long procession, headed by President
Lowell and tha fellows of the college and
composed of ths overseers, faculty mem
bers. Invited guests, alumni and candidates
for degrees, formed In front ot Massachu
setts hall and marched to Sanders frreater,
where the commencement exercises began.
Owing to the great number of the alumni
who have some back for commencement
only those of more than twenty-five years'
standing were .permitted to enter the
theater for ths exercises. ,
Th commencement speakers Included
Takashl Komatsu of Monmouth. III., candi
date for tbs decree of master of aria
At tha conclusion of the dissertations
President Lowell left his elevated s
under the canopy staxe of the theater, and;
seating himself In the ancient chair In
which Harvard ores I dents have conferred
degrees for two centuries, awarded the de
grees upon the candidates who have urn
pleted tha prescribed courses In the differ
ent department of the university and then
conferred th honorary degrees.
Widow aad Pelleeasaa Held.
CHICAGO, ' June 88. Vlncanso Nardl.
policeman, and Mrs. Antoinette Diascoc
tino were arrested today In connection with
tbe death of Nardi a wife. In a firs which
destroyed Nardl's horn yesterday. There
was U.000 insurance oa the house.
CUMMINS FIGHTS :
Battle . Against the Administration
Measure is Opened in. Senate
by Iowa Man.
OFFERS SEVERAL AMENDMENTS
Wants Many Canadian Products Ad
mitted to United States Free.
SATS IT IS OBVIOUSLY UNJUST
Would Only Admit Farm Products
and Wood Pulp Free.
ROAST FOR THE PRESIDENT
Alleged Attempt of Kseeatlve to
lillsrsre Legislation Is ttoaadly
Deaeaaeed Vy . the
WASHINGTON. June gL-The fight
agatnrt Canadian reciprocity In the senate
formally waa opened today by Senator Cura-
mina of Iowa, who la presenting a number
of amendments to the bill and denounced
He protested against the "usurpation of
legislative power" by th president and de
clared he did not believe the president could
lawfully make a proposal to Canada or
receive one from that country. He declared
congress waa the only power that could
make the proposal for reciprocity. Senator
Cummins announced he would co-operate
In any attempt to get lower duties In other
No attempt waa made by the republican
leadera at the opening of the setston to
fix a date for a vote on the bill.
Senator Cummins aaid It was apparent
republicans and democrata favoring the
bill had determined to submit to the re
peated statement that the president eould
accept no amendments to tha 1 Canadian
"I make no comment on thia situation.
said he, "save that It aeems to mean ab
dication of the duties of tha aenate and an
abandonment cf Ita responsibilities."
Senator Cummins attacked tha combi
nation of regular republicans and democrats
to pass the reciprocity Mil.
"It seems to be conceded." he said, "that
a minority of the republican senators, moat
of whom have advocated hlrh aid Inde-
fenalble duties in the Urlff law on manu
factured producta. and a majority of the
democrata, who have professed adherence
to the people of a tariff for revenue only,
propose to pass this reciprocity bill with
CaasSBlas' Oplaloa of Bill,
The bill, he said, would accomplish only
two Important things:' "Admit free of duty
(the agricultural products of Canada, and
admit a small quantity of wood pulp and
print paper." ' -
After the passage of ths bill through,
this combination. - Senator Cummlna said
the deraecrata expected' 'to- n.ake a combi
nation with republicans " WhSTJCf or tariff'
revisioa to pass other
"It ia perfectly plain to me." he added,
"that the republicans whom I bars men
tioned, will bo valiant enough In defense
of' the high duties for ths rich and power
Senator Cummlna' amendments proposed
to admit free from Canada both raw and
manufactured products. Including fresh
meats, canned meats, barley, malted flour.
Iron., steel, woolen goods, cotton goods, sljk
and leather goods. Theae amendments ap
ply only on the American side of ths line.
Senator Cummins aaid hs would not be
lieve until a roll call proved It, that the
senate waa to accept tha ultimatum that
It could not change In any way tha agree
ment aa aubmitted. Ha referred to a "cer
taln number of senators who seem to sit
in ailent. If not sullen, submission to a
Canada haa yielded all It can," he aaid.
"without endangering Its Industrial pros
perity. But It la Inconceivable that those
who are willing to aubjeet tha farmer to
absolute free trade In tb things hs pro
duces should shrink from a reduction of
the duties on things he buys."
Waats ta Isaprove Bill.
Senator Cummlna aaid hla amendments
were not proposed for the purpose of de
feating the MIL
I appeal to thoae on the ether aide of
the chamber who favor lower tariff duties
to help me with these amendments." ha
aaid. "I have no hope from my asaoclatea
on this aide of tbe chamber. They will help
you Democrats to remove the dutlea from
the producta of the farmers, but they will
not help you to lower by a farthlna the
dutiea on great manufactured products
of the country.
Tbe reciprocity bill wss characterised by
Eenator Cummins ss " obviously aad evi
dently unjust." snd If his amendments wer
adopted, he said. Hs Injustices would he
so far corrected that he would vote for It.
Benator Bacon asked Mr. Cummins tf hs
thought legislation In the sen at ought to
bo Influenced by the threat of a veto frora
"It la abhorrent to mo." replied Mr. Cum
mins, "to hear the auggeatloa that any
senator will be Influenced by ths probable
action of the chief executive,
"We have been assaulted her day after
day with th reiteration, apparently
authoritative, that If thla bin la amended
In any way It will be vetoed by the presi
dent I am not saying that the president
la responsible for these statementa. I only
know that they are so uniform and so em
phatic that they have found lodgements
In the minds of many senators who be
lieve they csn make no change In this
bill, however meritorious these amendments
Ceagi-ese Baoald Ba ladeaeadeat.
"It ia the beginning of the end ot the
dignity, the power and the respectability
of congress snd the senate to have it re-
Bound trip tickets to Lake
Quart bricks of Dalzell'a
All gives away free to those aha
flfid their names in tba wsnt ada.
. Head th want ada ry day,
your nam will appear aomstlm,
nay b mora than ones.
No puszlss to solve nor suiicrla
tlona to st Just road th waat
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