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TIIE 3IORXING OREGOXU5, THURSDAY, .SEPTEMBER 10. 1903-
Takes Bold Stand in Speech
Before Illinois Republican
PROUD OF HIS RECORD
Thanks God that Bills Whose' Death
Labor leader Loudly Laments
Were Smothered In House
SPRINGFIELD. 111., Sept . The Re
publican of Illinois met her today in
state convention and nominated four trus
tees of the University of Illinois, selected
Presidential Electors and adopted a plat
form. Joseph G. Cannon. Speaker of the
House of Representatives, was chosen
chairman of the convention. The conven
tion .vraa not as largely attended as in
former years, because there were no con
testa of any consequence, for the primary
elections held August 8 determined the
candidates for state offices. . ,
Bpeaker Cannon In his speech urred that
all differences be forgotten und that there
be unity and harmony all along the line
and that everybody work for the success
of the state and National tickets. Ex
Becretary of the Treasury Leslie M. Shaw
also made an address. His speech dealt
mostlv with National Issues. Senator Hop
kins. Governor Deneen and the Repub
lican Congressmen present also made
In his speech as chairman of the con
vention. Mr. Cannon spoke in part as fol
lows: Cannon Slakes Speech.
"In our form of government, indepen
dent of each other. Is first the President,
then the Congress, then the courts, each
Independent of the other and each a check
upon the other, a division of power under
which we have grown great and strong.
If I were living by the sweat of my face
In, factory, in machine shop, or on the
railroad, with the changed condition of
production. I would strike hands with my
fellow laborer and organise. What fori
To make a three-fold cord and a fourfold
cord, not easily broken, so that we could
eontrsct with those who employ, and get
our share of the profits.
"There Is no Justification, there is no
defense for the organisation of labor
from the economic standpoint other than
the one I have made. The Constitution
of the United States gives the courts
power to determine all questions In law
snd in equity that arise under the Con
stitution. For 610 years in Engllsh
. speaking countries the equity court,
when Irreparable damage is about to be
inflicted upon the property of another,
issues its mandate of injunction and says
stop until the matter is determined.
What Gompers Demands.
"Mr. Gompers. when the writ Issues,
demands that if the people or any of
them do not obey the writ, the judge
cannot punish the disobedience unless It
took place In his sight, but that it shall
be sent to a Jury to try.
"That Is not all. We have what is
known as the Sherman anti-trust act. . It,
like the grace of God. covers every Amer
ican citizen, and if any set of men com
bine and do sets In restraint of trade
among the states, they are liable to a
penalty. Now. what is the amendment
that the Democrats propose? It is this,
that If Bryan comes Into power the Sher
man act will be so amended that It will
apply to everybody In the United States,
save alone the labor union and Its mem
bers. "If my constituents send me back to
the House, never, never, never, while
water runs or grass grows, will I vote
for a law that shall apply to one man
and a different law that shall apply to
SPEER WINS COLORADO FIGHT
His Delegation Seated After All-Day
Debate at Pueblo.
PUEBLO. Colo.. Sept. After continu
ing all day. the contest between the
Speer and Patterson factions, of Denver,
for seats In the Democratic state con
vention was decided at S o'clock by a
vote of 484 to 3S6 in favor of the Speer
CAPTURE YOUNG BURGLAR
Detectives End Operations of Youth
Who Robbed a Store.
Eugene P.ooney. 19 years of age, a con
fessed burglar, waa captured by Detec
tives Price and Howell late last night at
First and Columbia streets. He offered
no resistance and was locked in the City
Jail. He admitted his guilt when con
fronted by evidence in the hands of De
Rooney robbed the fruit store of J.
Averback. 2S7 First street. Monday
. night Accompanied by another young
man. he went into Averback's place about
the time he usually closes and while his
friend engaged Averback in conversation
Roonev hid and remained until Aver
back departed. Then he emerged from his
hiding place, broke the cash register,
riled It of 110 In change, which had been
left in It. and made his escape by using
a ladder and climbing over the transom.
WRIGHT SETS NEW RECORD
(Continued From First Page.)
was tied to the seat next to Mr. Wright
and. when he saw that he had stayed
aloft for more than an hour, the time
required in order for him to fulfill his
contract with the Government, he made
for "mother earth." swooping down In
a sort of "bump the bumps" fashion.
The machine bore down In the direc
tion of the crowd, which quickly scat
tered, fearing that the aeroplane would
run them down. Raising a cloud of
dust as it slid along on the skids, the
aeroplane, which weighs nearly 1000
pounds, came to a stop within 20 feet
of the crowd.
As Mr. Wright stepped from the seat
and removed his goggles, he was greet
ed with lusty cheers.
Calmly Starts) Up Again..
Lieutenant Selfrldge. who operated the
first successful aeroplane of the Aerial
i ' i a jenrifltinn At Hammonds-
port. N. T-. was the first to congratulate
Mr. Wright, secretary oi me j
. a -. , a of vr WrlGrht and nu-
Armv- n-nrl vv officers, together
with enthusiasts from every walk of life
gathered about the wisara or me air to
grasp his hand. As three cheers were
u. Ww cVi t rnlmlv rave orders for
; replacing the machine on the starting
' track to prepare lor anotner nigni. i urn
' lng to Lieutenant Uhm. one of the lead
: lng aeronauts of the Army. Mr. Wright
How would you like to go up with
t It waa an Invitation that needed no rep
etition. With the two men. Mr. Wright
and Lieutenant Lahm. In their places, the
tart was made at 6:42. the machine ap
parently rising from the ground as easily
with Its increased burden as It had with
only the Inventor aboard. Aa the machine
completed the- first round, the motor
"skipped" on one cylinder, but the suc
ceeding five laps there was no evidence
that the engine was overtaxed by the
great strain imposed upon U. After the
sixth lap a landing was made within 100
feet of the "aerial garage," where the
machine is sheltered.
Mr. Wright, as usual, displayed no emo
tion, but Lieutenant Lahm was most en
thusiastic. "It beats spherical ballooning, was nis
firt comment. "I had a fine trip, but
did not attempt to manipulate any of the
levers. I am impatient now until we have
machine which we can operate our
Almost Contract Speed.
In the first flight this evening the aero
plane circled the field 55 times at an estl-
ated speed or 3 miles an nuur. xun
power was not iuny lumeu on m nj
the flights. It is estimated that a dis
tance of 3S.5 miles was covered in the
"As the anemometer attached to the
machine reelsters only every ten kilo
meters." said Sir. Wright. "It is impossible
for me to tell accurately what speed I
made. From the figures registerd I think
it was either 37 of 40 miles an hour. I
will probably make a few short flights to
morrow, in order to see how my present
speed compares with that made in our
flights at Dayton and Kittyhawk."
HITCHCOCK SETTLES FIGHT IN
Harmony May not Be Restored but
Presidential Contest Will
not Be Affected.
NEW YORK. Sept. 8. The Involved
political situation in West Virginia,
where the factions led. respectively, Dy
Arnold Scherr. now serving a second
term as Auditor, and Charles R. Swish
er, Secretary of State, have each been
claiming recognition as the only regu
lar and authorized representative oi
the regular Republican organization.
waa cleared up today by recognition
as regular of the convention presided
over by Congressman Joseph H. Gaines
leader of the Swisher forces.
The fight had been carried up to
Chairman Frank H. Hitchcock, of the
National Republican committee, who
appointed National Committeeman W.
L. Ward. T. Dupont and Charles F.
Brooker a subcommittee to hear both
sides and pass on the respective merits
of the claims advanced.
Chairman Hitchcock said tonight
that he had been assured that. Irre
spective of any action that might be
taken by the Scherr faction in the
matter. It waa absolutely" certain that
but one set of Presidential electors
would be nominated in West Virginia,
so that the fight. If one be made will
affect only the state offices to be filled
and will in no way imperil the Na
Chairman Hitchcock will be at head
quarters here all this week.
EAGER TO HEAR TAFT SPEAK
Many Cities and Towns Write Ask-
- ing for Dates.
CINCINNATI, O.: Sept. 9. Pending the
arrangement by the Republican National
committee of the details of Judge Taffs
intended trip through the country, the
plans for the Cincinnati campaign sre
being held In abeyance. The announce
ment through the press that a swing
around the circle" was to be made by
the candidate has resulted In a deluge of
letters from various sections inviting ad
dresses. All such Invitations are being
referred to the National committee for
For a time after Judge Taft. reached
his newlv established headquarters at the
Sinton Hotel, shortly after 10 o'clock,
until late in the afternoon he was con
stantly engaged with callers. among
whom was Representative Nicholas
Lnneworth. Mr. Longworth, under the
direction of the speakers' bureau of the
National committee, will devote his time
to the campaign after September 16.
DEADLOCK IS NOT BROKEN
Iowa Standpatters Keep Up Their
Fight on Cummins.
DES MOINES. Sept. 9. The first bal
lot for United States Senator here re
sulted In a deadlock. Cummins received
66 votes, a gain of two over yesterday.
Another vote will be taken tomorrow.
The vote today was:
Cummins, 66; Porter (Dem ), 46; scat
Two Representatives, Holmes and Wil
son, progressives, wno were absent yes
terday, were present today and cast their
votes for Cummins.
The standpatters voted solidly against
him, scattering their votes, although they
gave the biggest number to Congressman
Walter I. Smith, who received 20 stand-
The House today passed a primary bill
providing for a separate primary ballot
with an oath of party affiliation as the
FIRE DESTROYS INCUBATOR
Kerosene Lamp Explodes and Causes
Blaze in Lodglng-Honse.
A chicken incubator In the basement
of the Alder, a rooming house conduct
ed by Mrs. Herman Huntley at 433-435
Alder street, corner of Twelfth, caught
fire yesterday afternoon, the blaze
causing $500 damage. A kerosene
lamp used in the Incubator caused the
trouble. By the time the Are was dis
covered several dozen eggs had been
destroyed besides some wearing ap
parel. The flames gutted the room in
which they originated and caused a
panic among the occupants. The
building is a two-story frame and
would have been destroyed had not
the fire department arrived promptly.
GRAND MARAIS IS SAVED
Change of Wind Drives Forest Fires
DULUTH, Minn.. Sept. 9. After being
menaced for days by forest fires that were
creeping up In a wide semicircle upon the
helpless village, 100 miles north from Du
luth. Grand Marais Is reported to be safe.
The wind, which had been driving the
huge front of the flames for hours toward
the threatened village, subsided Tuesday
night and in the morning a fresh breeze
carried the flames in an opposite direction.
For a time, at least. Grand Marais Is not
in danger of being wiped out.
MAXrFRS MISTAKE) PEOPLE'S GAIX
$28,000 Stock New Fall Style Shoe Labeled
Admit mistake and order shoes sold.
Bannister. Kneeland Slater and Moral,
ti and IT grades. J3.85; 4 and $3 grades.
J2.S5; women's $3.50 and 4 grades, J2.45.
Dellar. 291 Morrison. beL iULAAdiUL
IN RUSTIN CASE
Shooting of Omaha Doctor to
Be Further Investi
gated. OPEN VERDICT RETURNED
Rustln's Companion on Fatal Xlght
Is Nervous Wreck and Subject to .
Attacks or Insanity Abbie
Rice Also Is Held.
OMAHA. Neb.. Sept 9. "Dr. Frederick
Rustin came to his death by a pistol
shot fired by a person unknown." is the
verdict of the Coroner's Jury, which took
up the greater part of two days hear
ing evidence. ' The Jury recommended that
Charles E. Davis, who was yesterday
implicated by Mrs. Abbie C. Rice, be
held and that bis) conduct on the night
of September 1 be thoroughly Investi
gated. Charles E. Davis was taken into cus
tody late this afternoon and Immed
iately taken before Justice of the Peace
Crawford, where, after arraignment, he
was released on a bond signed by his
Davis Has Insane Spells.
Today it was stated by Frederick Davis,
brother of the man undsr arrest that
Charles a Davis had been afflicted for
about IS years with spells of Insanity and
that they bad come on him periodically
during that time.
Mrs. Abbie .Rice, whose sensational
statement yesterday caused the Jury to
Investigate the Davis story, is also de
tained until further investigation can be
Davis Is "Nervous Wreck.
When the Inquest was continued today,
Frederick H. Davis, who was overcome
with emotion and forced to leave the
stand last evening, waa not recalled.
Charles E. Davis had been detained at
the home of his brother-in-law, Luther
Krounts, under surveillance of the police.
Mr. Davis is reported to be almost a
nervous wreck, and the strain of the past
few days has made It necessary to keep
him constantly under treatment of Phy
sicians. Most of the testimony introduced this
morning was used to confirm the story
told yesterday by Mrs. Abbie Rice.
Clara Gleason, who runs a rooming
house, testified that Dr. Rustin and Mrs.
Rice had occupied a room at her home
for four days prior to the shooting, and
that Mrs. Rice came home about midnight
the night of the shooting. Mrs. Rice
hart called up -the Rustin home several
times between midnight and morning.
she testified, apparently without receiving
any satisfaction as to the whereabouts oi
the physician. .-:.
THREAT TO SHED BLOOD
ENGLISH PROTESTANTS RAGE
Ask King to Forbid Procession in
London, but He Ignores De
nunciation of Prelates.
LONDON. Sept. 9. A number of
Protestant societies which recently
petitioned King Edward not -to receive
Cardinal .Vincente Vannuttelll. . presi
dent of the nineteenth annual Euchar
istlc Congress, which convenes In West
minster Cathedral tonight, have gone
further and telegraphed his majesty
at Doncaster. requesting him to ask
the home office to forbid the proces
sion of Catholic societies to be held
Sunday in honor of the Blessed Sacra
ment, . on the ground that It likely
would cause rioting and even blood
His majesty ignored the former com
municatlon from the societies, and it
is not likely he will answer this- one.
The Protest Alliance is an uninfluen-
tial body, and Its predictions of trou
ble are not likely to be fulfilled un
less the members themselves create the
The Roman Catholic ecclesiastics who
were gathered in London for the con
ference, although looked upon with
some curiosity, everywhere have been
treated with respect. The Duke of
Norfolk, who is the most prominent
Catholic In England, has opened his
town house and will give a series of
BOWLES TO DIRECT STAGE
LEADING JUVENILE AT BAKER
GIVEN NEW POSITION.
Popular Member of Company Will
Also Be Seen in Important
Roles During Season.
BY ARTHUR A. GREENE.
Donald Bowles, the popular leading
Juvenile of the Baker stock company.
Is to add to his duties as one of the
most hardworked members of that or
ganization the additional one of stage
direction. Mr. Bowles brings to his
new position very wide experience as
an actor, and the benefit of the train
ing received from some of the fore
most stage managers in the country.
In addition Mr. Bowles is a' man of un
usual scholarship, which will serve him
In good stead in the designing of pro
ductions. He will continue to act and
will be seen In some of the most Im
portant roles In which he has ever ap
peared. During the past Summer, he
spent several weeks In San Francisco
selecting members of the new Valencia
stock company, and assisting in the
preparations to open that new theater.
He was offered many Inducements to
remain In the Bay City, but waa com
pelled to decline them, owing to his
contracts with Manager Baker. This
will be his first essay as a stage direc
tor, but there is no question as to his
Donald Bowles has been on the stage
since he was 17 years of age, and
racava as one of Uie best actors in his
line of parts in the country. He was
born In Boston, his family having been
identified with Massachussets for a
number of generations. His father was
a Universallst clergyman, pastor of the
First Universallst church of Cambridge
many years. During his first few
years on the stage young Bowles was
given private instruction In the class
ics and modern languages, and is a
man of excellent education. His firsc
engagement was with the famous old
Boston Museum stock company, where
he learned his business under some of
the leading actors of his time. Later
he was a member of the Herald Square
theater company In New York, being
associated with such actors as Aubrey
Boccicault, Ellta Proctor Oatis. Mary
Shaw and others of that class. He
also appeared in Chicago for a time.
He first came to the Pacific Coast
six years ago as a member of the
James Neill company. His playing of
Jack Negley. the crasy boy in "Bar
bara FTeitchle." .brought him into in
mediate prominence. He came to Port
land In 1904 as Juvenile man of the
Columbia stock company, and the next
season Joined the Baker company.
With the exception of the season of
1905-6 he has played here continuously.
During that year he appeared in the
City of Mexico and other places in
Mexico. He was In San Francisco at
the time of the disaster and was among
those who suffered considerable finan
cial loss. He usually spends his Sum
mers on the Massachusetts coast, where
he has a cottage. Mr; Bowles is a so
cial favorite In Portland and has a
large personal acquaintence. ' His se
lection to direct the Baker company
will meet with the approval of the
many patrons of the Bungalow.
Play Romantic Tragedy.
The Baker Stock Company is giving a dash
. , h- ba.trtlrul romantic
drams. "Dorothy Vernon ef Hartdon Hall," at
the Bungalow, Tweirtfr ana ......
the first week of the season. All the old fa-,
vorltes are In the cast and each Is receiving
Jose Matinee Today.
- There will be a matinee at the Baker this
afternoon at S:15 of Richard Jose and his
company., presenting; the screaming farce.
"Don't Tell My Wife." Jose Is the favorite
singer of heart eongs of the age and wherever
he appears attract crowds.
Francis Getting at the Star.
"Hooligan In New York" will be presented
by an exceptional company at the Star Thea
ter all this week. The scenery Is the most
magnificent ever seen In a road production.
The company is headed by that clever come
dian, Francis Gettlngs.
The School Girl" at Oaks.
The Allen Curtis Company Is making one
of Its biggest hits this week in "The School
Girl." a merry musical melange. whlcn
fairly glitters with musical gems. The lines
also afford ths comedians every opportunity
to secure the best results from their efforts.
"Lena Rivers" Pleases.
One of the most pleasing plays that has
ever been offered a local audience is "Lena
Rivers." which the Blunkall Company s
putting on so successfully at the Lyric this
week. It Is worth the price of admission to
see Ervln Blunkall in his artlsttc comedy
. COMING ATTRACTIONS.
The Devil" Next Week.
Every newspaper of coneequencs In the
country has been publishing long articles
about the latest theatrical sensation. "Tha
Devil." The correct version ' will be played
by the Baiter Stock Company at the Bunga
low all next week, starting with the matinee
Sunday. " "
Pollard Opera Company. ; ,
-. Pollard's famous Lilliputian Opera Company
will play a return engagement In this city,
after Its wonderful success In Australia and
the Philippines. This company will open next
Sunday night at the Baker in Florodora."
There will be no matinee Sunday.
The Little Prospector" Coming.
"The Little Prospector" is the most whole
some and cleanest type of Western drama
ever put together. It la a play of today of
the better kind and will be seen at the Star
Theater commencing Sunday matinee, Sep
Morality Play at Lyric.
Already there is a heavy demand for
seat reservations for "The Devil," which
the Blunkall Company will put for the
first time eutslde of New York on Sun
day afternoon. No expense has been spared
to secure the rights of this marvelous
"Locky Jim" Orpheum.
Theatergoers will be enthusiastic over the
sketch "Lucky Jim" to be presented by the
Jane Courthope Company at the Orpheum
next week. It Is without doubt one of the
finest sketch's which has been billed at
this house. "Lucky Jim" is the most pre
tentious scenic production on the vaude
ville stage today.
Musical Comedy at Grand.
"College Days." a one-act muelcal comedy,
carrying a complete cast, score and dialogue,
will be the feature at the Grand next week
at the head of a superior vaudeville enter
tainment. Frederick V. Bowers, late of
"The Ham Tree," will be the star of "College
AT THE VAUDEVILLE. THEATERS.
La "Vine at Orpbeom.
Ed La Vine with his unique Juggling act
. , ..t.w v, n hw soldiered all
is Known an . n "
his life." Originality is a potent part of
his performance. He Is funny to look at.
and when he adds to his grotesque appear
ance a series of amusing and difficult
feats in Juggling, he Is Irresistible.
Leon Morris' troupe cf"Wg"fechool Shet
land ponies continues 0 draw packea
houses at the Pantages Theater. John
Hodge, the unbleached American, and ths
wrestling ponies, create a scream at each
Bit of War History.
Ths burning of Moscow, the attack on Port
Arthur, with ths engagement of the Russian
and Japanese navies, the Cuban War and the
Boer War are some of the scenes Introduced
by George Street Co. at the Grand thi
week. The scenic effects and wardrobes rep
resent an Investment of t.0o0.
DAILY CITY STATISTICS
BROBST-HAMPEL John R. Brobst. 29.
city; Claribel Hampel. 29. city. - .
FRANKLIN-BOSTWICK W. W. Fr"
lln. 32. Woodlawn; Agnes Bostwlck. 27. city.
TERRY-DAVISON Alfred Francis Terry.
21 citv; Luclna Davlfon. 19, city.
KNEYSE-DRUMMOND P. G. Kneyse. 32.
city; Gertie Drummond. 33. city.
AMBROSE-LEWIS Joseph Ambrose, B9,
city; Mary Lewis. 38. ,iV ..-
HEALY-LENAR C. Healy, 87,
city: Wmlla Lenar. 2 J.
WASCHER-LEONABS P. G. Wascher.
over 21. city; Frances E. Leonard, over 18.
HAGLUND-WOODWARJD Al Hagtund.
2. city; Edna Woodward. 19. city.-
DRISCOLL-SMITH Joseph ,C. Drlscoll.
28. Astoria; Bertha- Smith. 24. city.
SHERMAN-RODLVN Edward J. Sher
man. 24. city: Almeda Rodlun, 21. city.
SIMON-FOSTER Jonathan Simon, 44.
city; Willa May Foster. 28. city.
STAHL-GRUMM Clyde B. Stahl, 28,
Hubbard; Louise Grumm. 24. city.
BAUER-WARE JT. E. Bauer, 40, city;
Louise F. Ware. 87. city. .
CLINE-KIMBALL H. S. Cllne, 24. Bo
hemia: Ethel E. Kimball. 17. city.
A8HER-EABTMAN James Ashsr, 28.
city; Alice R. Eastman. 2. city.
Wedding snd visiting cards.-W. O. Smith
a- Co.. Washington bldg.. 4th and Wash.
Ths houses of England. If placed , In a
line, would reach 27.000 miles.
What the Press Areata Bay.
IN NUTMEG STATE
End of Long Fight for Repub
lican Nomination for
MACHINE WINS ITS POINT
Man Who Caused Submarine Investi
gation Fiasco Wins In Face of
Strong Opposition Serious
Division "In ' Party.'
NEW HAVEN. Conn., Sept. 8. A funny
story, having for Its moral "Let bygones
be bygones," and a round of cheers for
the whole ticket. National and state,
brought to a close with unbounded en
thusiasm the Republican State Conven
tion, held In the Hyperion Theater today.
In the words of United States Senator
Brandegee, the chairman. It was the most
remarkable convention the party in Con
necticut has ever held. The ticket Is as
Governor, George W. Lilley, of Water
bury; Lieutenant-Governor. Frank B.
Weeks, of Mlddletown: Secretary of State.
Mathew H. Rogers, of Bridgeport; State
Treasurer. Freeman Patten, of Stafford;
State Controller. Thomas D. Bradstreet,
of Thomaston; representatlve-at-large in
Congress, John W. Ttllston, of New Ha
ven. Save for the lieutenant-Governorship,
the nominations were In most cases cli
maxes of months of the sharpest kind of
political skirmishing. The big contest was
that between Congressman Lilley. who
brought about the Inquiry into the Electric
Boat Company before a Congressional
committee last Spring, and Lieutenant
Governor Lake, of Hartford. The entire
organization lined up behind the former
in fulfillment of a pledge given two years
ago, and Mr. Lake went down to defeat
by a 3 to 1 vote.
DEMOCRATS MAY BEAT L-IL-LEY
Submarine Fiasco Causes Bitter Op-
. position In Own Party.
BT FRANK B. LORD.
NEW HAVEN. Conn., Sept. 9. (Spe
cial.) Let it not be supposed that, be
cause old General Apathy Is In the saddle
here commanding the National campaign,
Connecticut is not stirred to its depths
politically this year. There is more in
terest and controversy in one hour over
the Gubernatorial contest than there has
been throughout the whole Taft-Bryan
campaign. The question with the Con
necticut people is: Who shall be Gov
ernor? rather than: Who shall be Presi
dent? and because of the personality
which has naturally come into the con
test, the fight Is one of National import
ance. If the Democrats elect their can
didate for Governor. and this they are
quite likely to do, the Republican state
machine will have no one to blame but
itself. The personal equation in the fight
is Congressman George L. Lilley, the
man who mad such a brilliant fiasco of
his submarine-boat charges in Congress
last session. Lilley Is the machine's can
didate for Governor. Two years ago It
was' all arranged that he should have
the nomination this year.
. Iiilley's Submarine Fiasco.
If Lilley had been wise, he would have
left well enough alone, "but. well" say
his opponets, "read the story of his mis
erable and humiliating failure in Congress
and Judge for yourself." Investigations
have been made popular in recent years,
and many an investigator has been
brought prominently into the limelight
and has had political honors heaped upon
.him as witness Governor Hughes, Gov
ernor Folk, of Missouri, Attorney-General
Hadley of the same state, who is now
Republican candidate for Governor, and
others. Lilley thought lie saw an op
portunity to become a second. Hughes; in
fact, he said so. There was rivalry be
tween two submarine-boat concerns; one
had been successful in meeting Govern
ment requirements and in getttlng con
tracts on merits. The defeated company
was a Connecticut concern. It poured a
long tale of alleged wrones and "frauds
into his ear and he listened.
Without any particular knowledge on
the subject, as he subsequently admitted
but trusting, as he testified, to "current
gossip" and "rumors in the air," he made
charges right and left in Congress, ac
cusing his fellow-members of bribery,
corruption and graft, and demanded on
investigation. The Boutell committee
was appointed and Mr. Lilley was called
upon to produce his evidence. For weeks
he groped about in the dark and could
show nothing. It then developed that his
whole "case" was a tissue of falsehoods
supported by forged documents and
anonymous letters and papers. The com
mittee completely exonerated those whom
Lilley had charged with corruption, and
in its report gave Lilley such a scathing
denunciation as was never before ad
ministered to a member of Congress by
his fellow-members. It was a non
partisan report and was adopted prac
ticaUv by a two-thirds vote, which would
have meant expulsion, had not the com
mittee in sympathy withheld this extreme
punishment. There was a time when
Lilley could have escaped this humilia
tion by withdrawing from the case when
he saw his mistakes, but he fought on
wth bulldog tenacity and his charge,
operated as a boomerang upon himself.
Bitter Fight on Lilley.
Now Lilley haa come home and wants
vindication. His opponents said. Go
back to Congress if -you want vindica
tion don't try to get it by Jeopardising
party success in running for Governor.
Many of his former best friends opposed
his nomination, but the machine was ob
durate. Its command was. Lilley shall
be nominated. The New Haven Courier
Journal, the leading Republican paper of
the state. Is at the head of the fight
against him. It has proclaimed the
slogan "Lilley must not be made Gov
ernor"' and has shown up his record in
the submarine matter with telling effect.
It has burned its bridges, so it is Im
possible, to see how the paper can i sup
nrt him if -he is nominated. Lilley is
taking a plea to state pride but in fact
he relied 1 ufmn the machine to nominal'
Democrats Have High Hopes.
The Democrats confidently expect ' to
beat Lillev. Lilley is, the Connecticut
representative of the Beef Trust and is
reputed to be worth anywhere from
J'tOOCO to $600,000. He Is fighting
as ' for his life, having spent, it Is
said a fortune for a nomination which he
might have had upon a silver olatter for
nothing. If he had been wise and let well
enough alone. The Democrats are talk
ing of nominating State Senator Archi
bald McNeil, who was one of the 57 va
rieties mentioned at Denver for Vice
President. Judge Robertson, a strong
man. is another candidate, but those who
are looking for a redhot campaign want
ex-Governor Waller named, and they de
clare that he can beat Lilley.
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