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Who Looted union
Train Near Omaha Saturday
Night Have Eluded.
t$/6flOp Reward Offered Hae fltlm
ileted Officers to Make Sjre
tematic Man Hunt and
OMAHA. Neb., May 24 —Urged by
fee offer of a reward of $5,000 for. the
sptnre, dead or alive, of any of the
Amr bandits who robbed the mall ear
rtftte Union Pacific Overland Limited
JintiMe of Omaha Saturday night, the
fjilted States marshal: with bis
Mepnties, together with all the sheriffs
pi Nebraska and adjoining states, atso
9ie police and Post Office Inspectors
Mftina laid Thompson, have organ
I'M a nan hunt
Not an arrest has been made, and
bo descriptions can be obtained aside
^mthH^that.M. C. Rush, one of
like mail icieriu, describes' one of the
/robbers as a young into, smooth
fcced, and having' light hair. While
lining the ^clerks up after getting
them rat of the mail car, the mask
:inpped from the face of one of the
Ben for an Instant, and Rush secured
|at glimpse of his face,
Today the police found one of the
Bill pouches and the top of another.
iThe sack had been slit and the con
feats reiooved. The tab on the strap
indicated thatIt dpefrom Reno. Nev.
Rush says this sack was very heavy
and is aupposedto hive contained gold
Idusf from thi» Nevada mines, consign-'
led to ffew York.
IL -Wiop of the sa5k,.«wt ww. found
The destination of the sever: Back#
pel registered mail stolen was as fol
lows New York, 2 Chicago term
(sals, 2 Washington, 2 Chicago City,
ft Plans Well'Laid.
That the robbers had laid their
|plan» well was apparent. They drop
Ipefl from Bight so quickly that not a
ftsingle person has been able to give a
iclew to the direction in which they
jyent The empty mail pouches were
found near Forty-third and Jackson
freets, which leads the police to be-
Jevethat the robbers came toward the
glty after holding up the train.
AH four of the men wore long rain
#ata and their features wore entirely
on Pa if a ad as
KMda every effort to trace the men.
"Mbas found little in the wav of
[slews on which to work.
Mat means of escape the robbers
Bisected is indefinite, but the author
believe they had either an auto
"»WIeor a fast horse. The fact that
the rifled pouches hare
!»«ii unearthed indicates that they
Nre in no hurry to divide their loot,
^arttnent believes his men will be
to secure some trace of the out
Automobile chauffeurs of Omaha
in a .i?eSr°'
"aauffeur would wear
^eon discovered. Two
Pty mail Pouches were found near
Klove such as a
JJ Shipp, and Deputies of Ham.
W Vfon County, Held in Contempt
W of Court.
court of the United States
certain of his dep
loy an wcr®
charge of Ed John-
sentence of death,
Verfl i® f1 Chattanooga in 1906,
negro after a
feen fm ®,
of *he United States.
decision today, at*
for the six
°Plulon of the court.
^uUty of criminal
lsnc ,iu04 ^d a^tenced to hiang
before the date of
Harlan, of the
I ted him a stay in order that he
might prepare an appeal. The fol
lowing day a mob stormed the jail
and lynched the negro. The depart
ment of Justice then brought suit
against Sheriff Shipp and 32 others,
charging the former with contempt In
failure to prefect Johnson, and the
others with lynching a federal pris
the vote of Justices of the court is
For conviction on a ch%rgfe''tf con
tempt in the line of opinion of the
chief Justice, Justices Harland, Brew
er, Holmes, Day and Boddy. Against
conviction, on the ground of insuffi
cient proof, Justices Peckham, White
"There's not one particle of evi
dence of the guilt of Shippy on record
to substantiate charges against him."
said Packham, in delivering his dis
senting opinion! "It's Solely because
this sheriff Is an aged man, who has
borne a splendid reputation, did not
take each and every step which this
court things should have been taken
to protect Johnson. Proof of con
spiracy, as charged In the Information
I believe falls absolutely flat in the
face of the evidence adduced."
HELD MEETINGS IN
INTERESTS OF LABOR
Presbyterian Assembly Devoted Sun.
day to Questions of Interest of
DENVED, May 24.—The second
week of the 12lBt Presbyterian
sembly began today with the discus
sion of the standing committee on
freedinen. Thia was read at the n^orn
ing session. At the afternoon session
the report of the committee on edu
catlo will be read, and is expected to
provoke a stirring debate. Considera
ble enthusiasm is manifest today ,pver
the results of a series of meetings
held yesterday for the Interest of la
bor. Delegates expressed the belief
that the meetings have done more
than anything ln recent years to bring
the church closer to the working
Investigating the Massacres.
CONSTANTINOPLE. May 24.—The
martial law was declared in Antloch,
Marash, Asiatic Turkey, to enable the
authorities to make a more thorough,
jfove'stigatiou of the* jpecent massacre
ti.ere. A hundred and thirty Mos
lems and ninety-five christians were
arrested in Adana, in connection
with tne massacres.
Flood Damage In Oklahoma.
TULSA, Okla., May 24.—Severe
floods are causing great damage
througout Oklahoma. The rain has
been steadily falling the past 48 hours,
and rivers and c-eeks are over their
banks and. washouts are reported in
many sections. The Arkansas river
has risen seven feet.
IN WHEAT PIT
Pandemonium Prevented In the Wheat
Pit Today Only on Account of
is" the Scarcity In Cereal
PATTEN ON THE FLOOR
today in the
je thait they may throw light oh
Wheat King Personally Directed His
Brokers' Operations—Said to
'4 be Holding Five to Six
CHICAGO, May 24.—At the opening
of the grain market May wheat went
to 133 3-8, seven eights higher than
July went to 118%, a new record
for the crop. The only tning that kept
the market from becoming a runaway
affair was the scarcity of offerings.
Though Patten sold some May and
July wheat, he refused to dump the
cereal on the market in large quan
tities. Patten appeared personally on
the floor of the wheat pit and per
sonally conducted the operations of his
brokers. Traders expressed the belief
today that the bull leaders have pass
ed the danger pqint and that Patten
can't help but make a handsome prof
It on the deal. Patten is supposed to
hold from two to five million bushels
of May wheat which he is preparing
to carry over Into July. In addition
to, the trade it is estimated that east
ern bears are short to him between
foul* to eight million bushels which
must be delivered or settled for, by
xioslng time next Saturday, Monday
being a holiday.
May wheat closed at $1.35%. The
net gain of today's wheat, May,
cents, September, 2% cents, Septem
ber touched $1.19
Senator Owen of Oklahoma, 8ays Su
gar Trust la Example of Con
Sequence of Building up
5®ER,v rAEII£ SYSTEM
Aldrlch Hopes to Obtain Vote on Lum
ber Schedule Today—Philippine
Tariff Bill Passes
S'|v the House.
WASHINGTON, May 24.—Atten
tion was called to the sugar trust cus
torn frauds by Owen of Oklahoma, in
the senate today. He caused to be
read by the clerk a long newspaper
story reviewing the fraud case. Com
menting on this he said:
"This is one of the most evil, and:
insidious consequences of the build
ing up of these combinations by the
Bo-called protective tariff. Another
evil, a most serious one is drying up
of iBources of intonation depended up
on by, the people. TJiip case is not
mentioned by leading4i&wspapers of
New York, but in liew of the truth,
they print a full page of advertisement
of the sugar trust." A
•Owen, 90n£lp.ue£:^"ThiB is a very
rem'arkab'fe record of1 the. presistent
frauds perpetrated on the United
States by one of the greatest bene
ficiaries of the protective tariff.
call attention to the fact that the
sugar trust receives a bounty of from
fifty to eighty million dollars yearly to
which every child eating a piece of
candy is a contributor. When such a
to tax every
one of our people one dollar, It Is well
to look into the sugar schedule, which
does not serve the people,' nor the
producers or raw sugar in Louisana."
Owen made a motion instructing the
finance committee to report if there is
a good reason why the words "Not
above number 16 standard," should be
struck from the Bugar schedule. Aid
rich suggested that Owen's amend
ment be considered when the sugar
schedule, was reached. "I did not
present an amendment," said Owen,
"I submitted a resolution of instruc
tion to the finance committee—or
rather to the chairman, who Is the
Lumber Schedule Today.
Aldrich hopes to be able to obtain a
vote on the lumber schedule before to
day's session is over. The committer
retained the rates in the schedule as
passed by the house, and made no
recommendations of it's own, the
question whether lumber should be
put on the free list or taxed one, one
fifty or two dollar per thousand feet
will be left 'or the senate to deter
mine by vote. The indications ths in
favor of $1.50 on rough lumber. When
McCumbers amendment, providing for
free lumber was laid before the senate
today, Root of New York, spoke i,n
favor of the retention of the Dingley
rates on dressed and finished lumber.
He said any reductions would result in
transferring many American mills to
Canada. He insisted that the existing
rates were no higher than American,
mills could make a fair profit on. He
described the saw mill industry in
New York. McCumbers interrupted
and read a letter which stated the cost
of dressing lumber on one side only,
was fifteen cents per thousand feet,
on all sides, not to exceed forty-five
cents. Root and Hale produced docu
ments from the business showing the
cost much higher than those figures.
Philippine Tariff Bill. 1
The Philippine tariff bill passed the
house today by vot^ 128 to 68. Repre
sentative Underwood Democrat of
Alabama, voted with the Republicans
for the passage of the bill and repre
sentative Wagner Republican of Penn
sylvania, voted withj5:: Democrats
MADE A NOISE LIKE
8lms, an Ex-convlct, Installs
Himself In Handsome Mansion
While Family Was Absent, .v--
NEW ORLEANS, May 24.—After
spending four weeks in the Herwig
mansion, one of the handsomest here,
and carting away three thousand
dollars worth of furniture, paintings,
and statuary, Robert Sims, ex-convict,
is occupying a cell today in jail. Since
the death of Joseph Herwig the estate
has been in the hands of the court,
and the mansion was unoccupied.
Sims broke In and selected the finest
room in the house for a living apart
ment and hired a servant. Admin
istrators of the estate found him at-
tired in silk* lamas, surrounded by
drinks of al£ nds, and intoxicated.
He resented 5 'r intrusion. He was
later taken t^ ill by six policemen.
||e is^nside a desperate man.
Cornelius Shea, Who Stabbed Alice
Walsh, Held for Report of
NEW TORK, May 24.—Cornelious P.
Shea, the former teamsters' leader,
charged with having stabbed Alice
Walsh, with whom he has been liv
ing since last Friday, was again re
fused ball today. His examination
was postponed until tomorrow morn
ing, when the report of the girl's, con
dition will be submitted to the court.
She is somewhat improved.
8ay« He Has Roughed it Enough and
Wlehes to Spend Few Year*
WASHINGTON, May 24.—John
Hayes Hammond, president of the
league of republican clubs, called at
the white house today and toid the
president he had deckled to Recline
tf.e miniBt^jBhip to China, which Taft
offered him several deys ago, Ham
mond said he felt greatly honored by
the tender of the office, and was great
ly interested in China, which he be
lieved was a great field for future
American enterprise, but he had de
cided he had roughed It enough and
wished to spend a few1 years at home.
Hammond is the highest priced min
ing expert, in the world. He said he
would be under yearly contract with
the Guggenhelms at an annual salary
of half a million dollars.
BOTH SIDES AGREE
Not a Wheel of the ueorgia Central
Railway Co. Turning as Result
ATLANTA, May 24.—The tSovernor
today called qn the Georgia Central
Railway Company, and the strikers,
and asked each to name a committee
of three, to arbitrate. They will do so.
There was no disorders today but
there is not a wheel turning on the
sVstem. The strike was caused by the
men refusing to work with negro fire
Stork Visits Letter Home.
CHICAGO, May 24.—A baby boy
was bom today to Mrs. Joseph Letter,
wife of the famous wheat king. Mrs.
Lelter was formerly Miss Williams, a
society belle of Washington, D. C.
Mayor John T. Carmody 8hot by Bur
glar Who Had Entered Offic
ial's Home at Early Hour
IN CRITICAL CONDITION
Chasing the Burglar
When the Latter Turned and
Fired Three Shots, One
CEDAR RAPIDS, May 24.—Mayor
John T. Carmody was shot at '1
o'clock this morning In his" home, by a
burglar. The bullet entering the pit
of his stomach and he now lies in a
critical condition at the hospital. Car
mody chased the burglar out of the
bed room, pursuing him down stairs.
At the front door the burglar turned
and fired three shots, two missed,
one struck the mayor. He fell at the
foot of the stairs. Physicians have
hopes for his recovery.
Important Decision Rendered by the
Supreme Court Today.
WASHINGTON, May 24.—The ques
tions of jurisdiction of the states and
their police power on ground within
their borders owned by the govern
ment, was today decided by the su
preme court of the United States, in
the case of the Western Union Tele
graph company, vs. Samuel Chiles, in
which it was held the Virginia penal
ty law for the delay in the transmis
sion of messages could not be held to
operate on land owned by the gov
ernment ln that state.
UN HIS MIND
Irving Carter, Who Lured Bagby to
Girl's Room and Shot Him,
Ends His Life With
COUNCIL VOTED DEATH
Family Had Held Meeting and Decid
ed Upon Bagby's .Death For
the Betrayal of Car
MOBBRLY, Mo., May 24^—Irving
Carter, who shot and killed Thomas R.
Bagby, after a famill' council at which
It was decided Bagby must die, killed
himself last night, the inquest being
held over the body today. Mystery
surrounds the Bulcide. Irving was ly
ing on the floor with his hands folded
on his breast On his body was a re
volver, all the chambers of which were
loaded. His mother, his sister Beulah,
and a younger brother were at home.
Mrs. CArter is said to have declared
she placed the revolver on her son's
breast after he shot himself, but she
got the wrong revolver. A. second re
volver had an empty chamber. Irv
ing Carter and George Harris were
under indictment for killing Bagby.
Tney declared Bagby had wrongeu
Beulah. A family council was called,
according to the story told shortly
after Bagby was killed last June and
it was- decided that Bagby must do
killed and Irving was chosen to do
the shooting. A decoy note, It is said,
Was sent Bagby. Bagby went to Car
ter's house and endeavored to enter
Beulah's room. As his head appeared
over the window Irving fired and kill
Od him The story of the killing prey
ed on Carter's mind and he has recent
"ly B&efr despondent and talked of kill
The Girls' Story,
Beulah's story is that Bagley fre
quently called at her window at night.
A note written by Bagley was found
by the girl's mother, who forced the
girl to tell of Bagley's visit.
JURY CASE SET
One Scheduled For Today In the Dis
trict Court Has Been
In the district court today, the jury
case of Van Ausdall vs. Latta was to
have started this afternoon at 2
o'clock, but the case was passed for
the term and did not come up, the
jury being excused until tomorrow af
ternoon when the cases of Collins vs.
Schell are set to begin.
This morning the juvenile court had
a session, Judge Bank giving some
good advlco to the three boys arrest
ed some time ago for stealing pigeons
and old junk. The boys are Harry
Johnson, Milliard Sharp and John Stur
geon and they were released on their
good behavior, the case being contin
ued until August 30. If the boys cut
any capers between now and that time,
they will be sent to the reform school.
The case of Addle Moloy vs. Harry
Wallingford has been dismissed with
The case of Pond Engineer and Con
struction Co., vs. Federal Construction
Co., has been omitted from the dock
Rosa Neyens has been appointed ex
ecutrix of the estate of the late
George J. Neyens.
TO CONTEST WILL^
OF HETTY GREEN
Although Hetty Green Is Enjoying
Good Health, Her Will is Being
NAPA, Calif., May 24.—Despite the
fact that Hetty Green is enjoying ex
cellent health, relatives have already
laid plans to contest her will, when
the document is probated. The doc
ument will be contested by descend
ants of the lato Sylvia Anne Rowland,
of New Bedford, Mass., ah aunt of
Mrs. Green, who, when she died, left
an estate of $2,500,000. Waen the
time comes to settle this estate a will
will be produced which left haif of the
estate to Mrs.* Green to be held in
trust during E^r life, and the remain
der to charity. Upon the death of Mrs.
Green the trust fund was to divert
to the descendants of Sylvia Howland.
Mrs. Green produced another will, lat
er probated in which she has given
all of her estate, and there Is nv.
provision regarding any trust fund or
charitable bequests. Today a meet
ing of the Howlands was held and
Jacksonville Gets Conductors.
BOSTON, May 24.—Jacksonville,
Fla., was chosen for the next meeting
of the Order of Railway Conductors'
Judge Scott of Aledo, Dead.
PEORIA, 111., May .24.—Judge Guy
C. Scott of the Illinois supreme court,
died in Galesburg today, following an
operation for appendicitis.
Is in Aledo.
Confidence in Hllml Pasha.
CONSTANTINOPLE, -lay 24.—By
an overwhelming majority today par
liament passed a vote of confidence ln
the cabinet of Hilml Pasha.
—There will be a cabinet meeting
of the Trinity Young Men's Club this
evening at the home of C. E. Ailing.
—The executive committee of the
Federation of Laymen will meet thiB
evening at the Y. M. C. A. on Import
—Many youthful athletes of the city
are entered in the second annual Keo
kuk schools athletic meet to he held
at the athletic park next Saturday.
The track and field meet next
Saturday for the members of the Keo
kuk schools athletic league will be the
biggest event of this kind ever held
in the city It wll be the second an
nual and the records established last
year are expected to be shattered.
—Rev. E. B. Newcomb in attend
ance at the general assembly of the
Presbyterian church* at Denver, was
made chairman of the committee on
Synodical Home Missions at the Sat
urday session. An Associated Press
dispatch to the Sundav papers Bays
that he is from Cedar Rapids, but that
Is "bear correct enough for the Asso
—A union meeting of the Senior and
Junior members of the Christian
church was held last evening in the
Sabbath school rooms which proved
very Interesting and helpful for the
large numbeY who attended. At the
church services last evening 'an illus
trated sermon on the parable of the
talents was given by Rev, Lilley, a
number of lantern slides being shown.
The sermon was highly Interesting.
—The Wabash, K. line and steamer
Dubuque of the Diamond Jo line all
ran excursions into Hannibal yester
day on account of the Quincy-Hanni
bal games. A Keokuk fan who went
to Hannibal to witness the games
there says that Keokuk should have
no trouble in taking those two teams
into camp when they arrive h/xe for a
series, judging from the article of ball
those two teams put up yesterday.
STORY OF THE
Thrilling Experience of the 194 Pas
sengers Who Faced Death on.
Board the Columbia
For 24 Hours.
RAN INTO A BLIZZARD
Italians on Ship Went Into Panic
and Almost Swamped a Boat—
Score Swept Overboard
SEATTLE, Wash., May 24.—The
story of the ship-wrek in which 194
faced death is told by the passengers
and crew of the Steamer Columbia on
their arrival at Soward, Alaska, ac
cording to advices today. The vessel
was wrecked near Unalaska Pass, and
caught fire and burned to the water's
edge. The ship was a few miles off
the pass April 30, when It ran into a
blinding blizzard and went aground.
Fifty Italians, who were passengers,
went into a panic and as soon as a
boat was lowered, jumped into, and
almost swamped it. They were re
strained and attempted to seize a boat
but were prevented by officers with
revolvers'. The other passengers re
mained aboard 24 hours, showing the
utmost coolness in face of tne danger.
Finally, May 1, the Italians were
given a boat and went ashore. Dur
ing the excitement of the wreck more
than a score of persons were swept
•overboard and were rescued with dif
Rail Wreck in India.
SIMLA, India, May 24.—Ten persons
were killed and fourteen injured today
in a collision between a freight and
a passenger train near Dehra.
John W. Bean, a Negro, Shot Mr*
Maud Diltz, of Lima, Ohio,'
For Being Witness
BLOOD HOUNDS ON TRAIL
When Run to Eart!i Beam Shot Him*
self, But Makes Confession
LIMA, Ohio, May 24.—John W«
Beam, a negro, charged with the mui*
der of Mrs. Maud Diltz, was tracked
by blood hounds this morning, to his
hiding place under his barn. TOien ha
heard the pursuers approaching ha
shot himself three times, dying in the
Beam was rental agent of a property
leased by MrB. Wlltz, a widow of 85.
She is white. Last Friday a neighbor
saw Beam ring the bell at Mrs. Diltz'a
house. The door was bolted and af
ter several Ineffectual attempts he
went away.. Last night at 8:40 Beam
called again. When the woman looked
out of the window and saw who it
was she tried to lock the door, but
Beam was too quick tor her. The p©
lice say Beam forced entrance to the
house and chased the woman through
the hall-way and upstairs, firing five
shots from a revolver. He then fled
down the street. Mrs. Diltz died on
the way to the hospital. A posse of
deputies and 150 citizens gathered, led
by the sheriff. Blood hounds were
brought from a neighboring town, ar
riving at 6 a. m., and quickly found
Beam's trail, which led to his house.
As the honuds neared the house, three
was found on the barn floor dying,
with three bullets in his head. Pie
was married. The police cannot a»
count for his action.
An Act of Revenge.
Beam, who was under Indictment on
a charge of conspiracy, in a recent $6,
000 robbery at the home of James
Yoakum, and for securing a deed of
valuable property by alleged fraudu
lent means, alleged he killed Mrs.
Diltz because she was the principal
witness against him when tie grand
jury investigated the robbery case.
Mrs. Diltz, who was separated from
her husband, came here from Wayne
field and was running a boarding
—In the Keokuk high school gama
Saturday afternoon a poor decision
was made by the Quincy umpire which
resulted in the loss of the game for
Keokuk. In the tenth Inning C. King
reached first, stole second and like
wise third. Upon sliding to third the
bag came loose and King was thrown
free of it. The third baseman had not
touched King with the ball and was
standing on third waiting for King to
come back to the bag to be touched.
King surprized Everybody by jumping
up and making for home. He reached
the plate safely but the umpire called
him out. The third baseman had not
touched him with the ball at any time.
The Keokuk captain protested vigor
ously but to no avail and the score
did not count.
indications for Iowa, Illinois and Mia
sour!, Wired From Chicago.
CHICAGO, 111., May 24.—For Illinois
and Missouri: Unsettled tonight and
Tuesday with showers. Not much
change in temperature.
For Iowa Showers tonight and
For Keokuk and vicinity: Showers
tonight and Tuesday.
St. Paul ... 14 6.8 0.0
La Crosse ... 12 8.G xO.l ....
Davenport. ..15 9.3 -0.4 ....
Galland 8 5.8 -0.1 ....
Keokuk 15 11.1 -0.2 Cldy
The river will fall slowly.
28 7 p. m/1'... 29.85 70 E Cldy
24 7 a. 29.86 57 E Cldy
River above low water of 1864, 11
feet, 1 tenths.
Change in 24 hours, fall, 2 tenths.
Mean temperature, G7.
Maximum temperature, 79.
Minimum temperature, 55.
FRED Z. GOSEWISCH,