NEWS WORTH REMEMBERING

News Worth Remembering AFTER a week of preparation and study of the evidence secured by the committee, the fight to prevent Senator Lori-mer of Illinois from retaining his seat in the United States...

...I believe if Mr...
...This marks the beginning of a trial which the defendant sought unsuccessfully to have postponed...
...At the close of his speech, Senator Owen said: "I believe that there was wholesale corruption and bribery used in procuring the election of Mr...
...The initiative and referendum and the extension of the direct primary to all state offices were recommended...
...That the bank guaranty laws of Oklahoma, Nebraska and Kansas are constitutional was the decision given on the 3rd by the U. S. Supreme Court...
...The vacancy was created on January 1 when Professor Meyer resigned to take up his new duties as Interstate Commerce Commissioner...
...It is so big that it has enlisted the official intervention of the President...
...dent interest of all the progressives...
...Four jurors who will try Attorney Charles Erbstein of Chicago, charged with bribing juror Grant McCutcheon in the second Browne trial were sworn in on the 6th...
...Bever...
...Harlow is traffic manager of the Allis Chalmers Co., of Milwaukee, a large manufacturing concern...
...Commenting on this matter, James Callan O'Laughlin in the Chicago Tribune for January 9 says: "It looms above everything else that is pending at Washington...
...If the Senate so concludes, it is our duty so to declare...
...Harlow Succeeds Meyer On January 7 Governor McGovern of Wisconsin announced his appointment of David Harlow to succeed B. H. Meyer on the state railroad commission...
...Senator Owen declared it was his duty, under the circumstances, to move the Senate to declare the "so-called election of Mr...
...I believe the time has come when the American people will approve stern measures in dealing with bribery and with corrupt conduct in public affairs, and I think it better for all the people that there should be an end made to the election of senators by the sinister commercial forces of the republic...
...As such he filed a minority report directly opposed to the report of the majority of that committee who voted to exonerate Lori-mer from the odium of having been elected as the result of bribery in the Illinois legislature...
...Owen Also Protests At the conclusion of the morning's business, Senator Owen of Oklahoma made a speech in which he arraigned the manner in which Lorimer was elected...
...On the 3d the U. S. Supreme Court decided unanimously that the government could not maintain the so-called "Panama canal libel suit" brought against the Press publishing company in New York...
...News Notes Newspaper reports indicate that the opening of the postal savings banks in several cities on January 3 was attended by an encouraging willingness of depositors to leave their funds with Uncle Sam...
...idge is a member of the committee on privileges and elections...
...Lorimer void, on account of the above corrupt practices above set forth...
...Paul) "not of forming a new party, but of seeing that our principles are enacted into law...
...He asserted that the testimony taken by the sub-committee which "whitewashed" the affair shows that at least 10 votes of the 108 received by Lorimer should not have been counted, because they were tainted...
...Halbert, as temporary chairman, said to the meeting, "the Republican party cannot remain half standpat and half progressive...
...Lorimer should retain his seat under these painful circumstances it would lower the United States Senate in the esteem of the American people...
...Lorimer and that it has been abundantly proven, and that the effort to break down the corroberating mass of interwoven evi-dence above cited by the rebuttal has failed...
...U. S. Sues "Ocean Line Trust" Thirteen of the principal transatlantic steamer lines, estimated to control 90 per cent...
...In the conclusion to his report, Beveridge says: "This election was invalid under any possible view of the law...
...Upon leaving for Washington on January 3 Senator Cummins left with his friends a statement urging the Iowa legislature to take action along this line and favoring such a primary in every state...
...The Iowa railroad commission on the 2nd ordered a reduction in intrastate express rates of from five to twenty cents a hundred pounds...
...It is so big that it has attracted the earnest consideration of many of the Democrats...
...Before Beveridge filed his report, Lorimer arose and made a brief speech, protesting his innocence of bribery and also the innocence of friends of any participation in corrupt practices in connection with his election...
...Therefore I submit the following resolution: "Resolved, that William Lorimer is not duly legally elected to a seat in the Senate of the United States by the legislature of Illinois...
...Progressive Republicans Organize The Progressive Republican League of Minnesota was organized on January 4. Five hundred enthusiastic Republicans from nearly every section of Minnesota gathered in Minneapolis for the purpose (as expressed by Hugh T. Halbert of St...
...Cummins for Presidential Primary Senator Cummins favors a primary election to determine the sentiment of the parties of Iowa with respect to presidential nominations in 1912...
...It is so big that it has provoked the ar...
...of the steerage traffic, worth to the companies $55,000,000 a year, were sued by the government on the 4th on the charge of entering into an illegal contract to suppress competition in violation of the Sherman anti_trust law...
...In London, England, on the 3d, two supposed anarchists were killed after seeking refuge in a tenement house by the combined efforts of the police force and the Scots guard...
...His appointment must be con...
...This court also decided that James T. Barber and Sumner G. Moon, of Eau Claire, Wis., must answer further to the charges of conspiracy to defraud the government out of timber land in Idaho...
...On the following day an officer of one of the defendant companies intimated that the suit was merely a friendly one, but this was denied by the government's attorney...
...By a majority of 650 votes the voters of Springfield, Ill., adopted the commission form of municipal government...
...The lower court had dismissed the indictments against them, because of the statute of limitations...
...firmed by the Senate...
...The sentiments expressed by Cummins are in accord with the editorial in last week's La Follette's urging the direct election of presidential electors...
...News Worth Remembering AFTER a week of preparation and study of the evidence secured by the committee, the fight to prevent Senator Lori-mer of Illinois from retaining his seat in the United States Senate was opened on the floor of that chamber on the 9th by Senators Beveridge and Owen...
...Miles Poindexter of Washington and Senator Clapp addressed the gathering...
...James J. Gallagher, who attempted to kill Mayor Gaynor last August, was sentenced to twelve years imprisonment on the 4th...
...According to a statement in the London newspapers Lloyd-George has outlined a scheme for state insurance against sickness to include the whole working population below the income tax level of $160 yearly, half the cost to be paid by the insurer and the other half divided equally between the employer and the state...
...It is so big that it has aroused some of the conservatives...

Vol. 3 • January 1911 • No. 2


 
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