THE PLOT THAT FAILED. OFFICIAL RECORDS WHICH SHOW THAT THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE EMPLOYED BURNS DETECTIVES, WHO MANUFACTURED EVIDENCE INTENDED TO CONVICT AN HONEST MAN OF THE CRIME OF PERJURY. STARTLING EXPOSURE OF A DELIBERATE CONSPIRACY AGAINST WILLIAM LORIMER AND EDWARD HINES.

[Hastings-on-Hudson? 1912]. 24pp. Original staples and printed wrappers. Small rubberstamp at top corner of title page, Very Good.

The charge was that Edward Lorimer, backed by wealthy industrialist Edward Hines, bribed his way to purchase Illinois' seat in the United States Senate in 1909. The Tribune investigated and published its findings of corruption; this triggered an investigation by the Illinois Legislature, which by a bare majority permitted Lorimer to keep his seat. But a further investigation led to new evidence of bribery: this time the the Illinois Legislature declared his election void, and recalled him.
Adams calls the investigation a fraud, claiming that "private detectives, as a class, are the greatest lot of blackmailing thieves that ever went unwhipped of justice." A 16-page Washington edition also was issued. Item #33280

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