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VOL. 110, NO. 1.
BOAT RACE TODAY
Forty Thouaand People Out thia
Afternoon to Wltneaa the Great
Annual Event at New
YALE IS DOWNED FIRST
Morning Events Ware Won by
Harvard Which Led,all of
the Way In the
(By E. E. Hawkins, Staff Corres
pondent United Press.)
NEW LONDON, July 1.—Light wind
from the southwest, rippled the course
on which the Yale and Harvard 'var
-sity eight prepared to meet today in
fhe annual race. The weather is fa
vorable and the coachos of both crews
said that the men are In perfect con
dition. Long trains, boats and. auto
mobiles brought thousands to attend
the races. All boats are gaily dsco
r?ted. Hundreds went up the river
early to see the freshmen start and
will wait until late this aftrenoon to
see the varsity finish.
The Harvard four oared crew this
morning conquered the Tale fouru,
winning by six lengths. Harvard led
all the way. Unofficial time. Harvard,
12:12 Yale, 12:20.
Harvard's heavier crew had mi
stamina than Yale's lighter oarsmi
The crowd increased rapidly and be
fore noon it was anounced that about
forty thousand would witness the
struggle of the varsity eights.
harvard Take* Another.
by fifteen lengths. Unofficial
time, Harvard, 11:21:30 yale, 11:25:-
Started to Celebrate.
The Yale bull dog afer swallowing a
couple of bitter pills today, is grind
ihg his teeth for vengeance. Yale'B
pride was a little hurt but it has in
creased Its pluck. The Harvard con
tingent started the celegration at the
end of the four oared fight and re
doubled it after the freshmen's vic
tory, continuing it all afternoon.
These two victories have given Har
vard additional confidence. There Is
a slight indication for rain. Officials
declare the big race will be held on
The official times: Varsity four,
Harvard, 13:14 Yale, 13:23 Fresh
men eight Harvard, 11:32 Yale,
Record of the Races.
For fifty-seven years, with occas
ional intervals, the crews of Yale and
Harvard have battled, the rival blue
sand crimson having been borne dur
ing all those years by four, six arid
eight-oared crews. The first race be
tween crews of the two universities
took place on Lake Winnepesaukee in
-1852. No record of the event was
kept save the fact that Harvard was
the winner, and then there was a
lapse of three years until they met
again, this time on the Connecticut
river, at Springfield. That race was
also won by Harvard, in 22:00. In
1859 the racing ground shifted to
Lake Qulnslgamond, where it remain
ed for eight years, Harvard winning
Ave of the threermile races. The con
test in 1870 took place on Lake Salt
onstall, and was another Harvard vie
tory. Since 1878 the crews have been
rowing at New London.
In the forty-two races that have
been rowed, since the Initial contest
In 1852, four points now separate the
contesting universities. Yale having
won twenty-three races and Harvard
Early in the history of the event It
was rowed over a two mile course,
which was .increased to three miles in
"**55. Again the distance was in
creased In 1876, this time to four miles
which has been the length ol trie
varsity races ever since. Yale holds
the record for that distance, having
covered the course in 1888 in 20 min
utes, io seconds. Last year the race
was won by Harvard in 24 minutes,
Tennessee It D'ry.:
.• MEMPHIS, Tenn., July 1.—Solemn
toned bells in* the'church and town
steeples, in tolling the midnight hour
marked the passing of saloons and
whl8key in Tennessee. At midnight,
«e state-wide prohibition bill, passed
|y the recent general assembly, went
'nt° effect, This law makeB it Illegal
to sell whiskey or other alcoholic bev
erages within four mita3 of any school
sJouse in the st^te. According to ad-
Wees received here tonight, the pass
es of saloon* was marked by scenes
Of unusual hilarity. The celebration
continued until the very moment of
SENATOR BORAH W
Say* Corporation Tax Amendment
Was Sprung Solely to Side
track the Other Law.
WASHINGTON, .July 1.—A direct
charge by Borah of Idaho, that the fi
nance committee had brought out the
corporation tax amendment solely for
the purpose of heading off the income
tax law brought a response from Mc
Cumber of North Dakota, member of
the committee in the senate .today.
He declared that when Aldrich made
the statement of the purpose of the
corporation tax amendment he wasn't
speaking for the committee. McCum
ber declared the support of the corpo
ration tax was not based on the oppo
sition to the tax on incomes. Clapp of
Minnesota asked Borah if he wouldn't
prefer to poll the finance committee
before accepting McCumber's state
ment. "I spoke only for myself,'
said McCumber, 'I don't know the
views of any other, of the members."
Borah said he could show later,
circumstances that surround the trans
action that the corporation tax had
originated in a desire to destroy the
income tax. "When it served the pur
pose it will die," he said.
IN THE SWAMP
Mob Has Surrounded the Place and Is
Determined to Have a July
COVINGTON, La., July 1.—A mob or
three thousand men, led by the father
of Irene Brocata, aged 9, who was at
tacked by Morris Beham, aged 17, a
negro, has surrounded the swamp
where Beham has hidden. They de
clare they will take the negro out
and lynch him. It is expected that
troops will be sent from New Orleans
to save the negro.
tfe Predicts War.
LEAVENWORTH, Kan.,. July 1.—
General D. Franklin Bell, chief of staff,
in.. a speech before the army service
sdhoola at ^^Vlieavenwoitb, -at the
graduation wterciees, declared Th^aaw
indications of war, and Insisted the
day of international peace was far off.
TO JAPAN SHORES
Washington Is Worried Over the Rea
son for the Departure'
THE REASONS ADVANCED
Most Popular Belief Is that He Has
Gone Home to Help the
Mikado Figure Out..
WASHINGTON, July 1.—Despite
the apparent purpose of his visit to
Japan as officially announced, the sup
position in diplomatic circles is that
the hasty departure of Ambassador
Takahira is more mysterious than is
Intimated. It may mean that the am
bassador is slated to the post at To
kio or goes for a discussion of prob
lems in which America is a dominat
ing factor. The state department was
not informed until the last moment of
his departure. The most urgent rea
son for his withdrawal is believed to
be a readjustment of the Japanese tar
iff and its effect on trade relations
withfthe United States. The Mikado's
government proposes to establish a
higher protective tariff on the expira
tion of the present treaties which re
quire the consent of the powers. The
United States treaty expires a year
later than the others, and it is prob
able that the Japanese desire to ascer
tain the point of view of America be
fore attempting to raise tne tariff.
IN GANG FEUD
Man Acquitted Yesterday Believed
That He Was to be the
ST. LOUIS, July 1.—Another shoot
ing in thep olitlcal gang feud which
caused the assassination of Fred Molt
rle, occurred today when William
Wright shot and severely wounded
Charles Tozer. Wright was acquitted
yesterday of Implication in the Wil
liam Young killing. Tozer came to
Wright's house, who fearing he was
agent of a gang and had come to
"get" him, flred.
NEW YORK POLICE
HANDED SHAKE or
Mayoi" Takes Action Which Causes
Biggest Political dtontation in
the Clt/^5 a Long Num.
BJNGB jjf IS REMOVED
Either lo used or Failed to Carry Out
the Orders of the Mayor and
Lost His Job as
NEW YORK, July 1.—A terrific
shakeup was handed the police depart
ment and police commissioner Bing
ham by Mayor McClellan. It is the
greatest political sensation that has
occurred here in years and is sure to
have great weight at the coming
municipal campaign. Deputy Commis
sioner Hansen whose dismissal was
demanded by the Mayor today has
handed in hi3 resignation.
Mayor McClellan this afternoon re
moved police Commissioner Bingham
from office and Deputy Commissioner
Baker was placed in charge of the
department. There is much specula
tion as to whom will be the successor.
He was removed because he refused,
or failed to carry out the Mayor's
order regarding the reduction and dls
missal of several officals of the de
FIFTY YEARS AGO
PORTS WERE OPENED
Japs are Celebrating the Anniversary
of the Lifting of the Lid to
YOKOHAMA, July J.—The Semi
Centennial Celebration of the iopenlhg
of Japanese ports to the world Is be
ing held today. The city is decorated
and thousands of visitors, including
many Americans are present. All of
the Japanese ministers of state,
statesmen and foreign diplomats are
present. A bronze and marbel statutS
of Kamonn pkami_ last premier of the
Tokugaga government was unveiled.
He signed the treaty with Commander
Perry. A state banquet of ministers
and foreign ambassadors was given
AND THE VILLIAN
STILL PURSUED HER
Girl Escaped From Convent, Got Mar
ried and is Being Followed
by Angry Father.
MERIDIAN, Miss., July 1.—The
father of the sixteen year old girl
bride of Thad Stewart, aged 19, ap
plied today to the governor of Ala
bama for requisition papers to secure
the return of the couple from Louis
iana. Stewart helped the girl to
escape from the convent at Pass
Christian. Since being married, they
have been pursued by the officers,
and had been in fifteen parishes in
Louisiana before they went to Ala
bama. The father secured habeas
KILLED BY ROBBER
Negro Was Robbing a Store When
the Policeman Caught Him and
..Tried to Make Arrest.
CHICAGO, July 1.—Policeman
Henry C. Schnable, aged 40, was shot
and killed early today by a negro in
a revolver fight. The, negro escaped
but Is believed td bfe'tvounded. The
negro was robbing a store, and
Schnable attempted to arrest him.
BIG SLANDER SUIT
Des Moines Woman IS Charged With
Making Unkind Remarks About
[Special to The Gate City.]
DES MOINES, Iowa. July 1.—Mrs.
Mary M. Dletz of Norwalk has sued
her neighbor, Mrs. Laura Young for
110,000 damages for slander. Mrs.
Deltx says Mrs. Young said she was
as drunk as a lord.
Johnson Was the Better
PITTSBURG, July 1.—Jack Johnson,
colored heavy weight champion of the
world, last night outboxed Tony Ross,
of New Cagtle, Pa., In a six-round bout
While the bout was declared a draw
on account of the state laws prohib
iting the rendering pf a decision in
boxing tournaments, it was conceded
that Johnson had the better of the go
from etart .to finish.
KEOKUK, IOWA, THURSDAY, JULY 1, 1909.
-v- SUGAR TRUST MEN
Eight Men are Charged with Fourteen
"/. Accounts Each of Violating
NEW YORK, July 1.—The Federal
Grahd Jury presented to the criminal
branch of- tho United States court to
day, indictments against eight men of
the American Sugar Refining com
pany. The assistant district attorney
asked that the indicted men appear
and plead to the charges and the
hearing was set for Tuesday morning.
No arrangements for bail were made.
The indictments consist of fourteen
counts against each, charging them
individually and collectively with con
spiracy and restraint of trade in man
ufacturing and shipping refined sug
ar. They are charged with a viola
tion of the oherman anti-trust law.
A blanket indictment of fourteen
counts, charging the American Sugar
Refining Co officers, directors and cer
tain agents with conspiring to restrain
the trade of raw and refining sugar,
was returned to Federal Judge Hand
today by the grand jury. The Indict
ments charge that the defendants con
spired to prevent the Pennsylvania Su
gar Refining Co., from competing with
the trust and accomplished this pur
pose through a loan of a million, two
hundred fifty thousand which was se
cured by 26,000 shares of stock in the
Pennsylvania company, giving the
trust the voting control of the concern.
The. opening paragraph of indictment
alleges the American Refining Co.
controls 90 per cent of the trade, and
commerce of raw and refined sugar in
the United States.
A BOOST FOR
Engineer Cooley Differs From the
Opinions of the Army Boar4
WASHINGTON, D. C., July 1.—Ad
vocates of a deep waterway from the
lakes to the gulf have been cheered
up by a letter written by Lyman E.
Cooley, an expert 'hydraulic engineer
of Chicago. Mr. Cooley in this letter,
which Is to President Kavanaugh of
Sit Louis of the Lakes to the Gulf
Deep Waterway association, presents
a strong argument with figures in sup
port of the deep. waterway movement.
He holds it is practicable. He differs
from the army engineers who gave
the project a black eye lately and says
the whole cost of $158,000,000 would
not equal that of a single track road
across the United States. Deep wa
terway advocates are pleased over
Cooley's opinion and will make the
most of it before congress next winter.
GOING TO DENVER
Annual Convention of the N. E. A.,
Will Be On All of Next
July 1.—Hundreds of
educators are arriving today to attend
the National Educational Association
which begins Saturday and continues
through the week. Nearly twenty
thousand teachers are expected. The
alleged domination of the text book
publishing business by the "School
Book Trust" will probably be again
discussed among other important
SHARKEY TRYING 3
TO GET LOOSE
Habeas Corpus Proceedings Will be
Instituted to Give Him His
CHICAGO, July 1.—An attempt to
obtain the release of Felix Sharkey,
suspected of having knowledge of the
recent dynamite explosion by habeas
corpus, is to be mad© by his attorney
who charges he is being illegally hell
on old indictments which have been
quashed. The attorney declared liie
would go to the federal court if
Sharkey is not released.
Faith and Hope.
Dbubts may flit around me, or seem
to close their evil wings, and settle
down but, so long as I imagine that
the earth is hallowed, and the light of
heaven retains its sanctity on the
Sabbath—while the blessed sunshine
lives within me—never can my soul
have lost the instinct of its faith.—
NOT IN DANGER
Was Growing Weaker Early this Morn
ing But Now is Getting Along
CHICAGO, III., July l.-^A bulletin
issued at 8 today by the physicians at
tending the mayor indicate" he had
grown weaker since midnight and his
condition was critical. It' Is .believed
that the mayor Is flgihting for his life.
It was announced at noon that the
mayor had rallied since 8, and was
as well as could be expected. He is
not yet put of danger, it is said.
Head of the Russian Army Is Racing
-to Teheran With Credentials
Which Make Him the
TROUBLE IS BREWING
Fighting and Pilaglng Is Expected,
Russians and Liberals Both
Rushing to Get There
ST. PETERSBURG, July 1.—Gen.
Snarsky, head of the Russian army
corps is racing across Persia from
Labriz to Teheran with credentials
which make him practically the ruler
of Persia. It was unofficially admit
ted today that this is the beginning
of the Czars "Garb" of the Shah's
domain. Russians are attempting to
"beat the Persian liberals to the city.
Fighting and pillaging is expected.
Fears for the safety of the foregn resi.
dents is entertained.
UP IN COURT
Dally Socialist 8taff Refused to Testi
fy When Brought Before
CHICAGO, July 1.—Editors arid re
porters of the Chicago Dally Socialist,
which published an "Expose" of
political and personal affairs of the
city administration, were taken to the
criminal court today, and an effort
made to compell them to divulge
the evidence upon which was
based the article. Editor A
M. Simons and three associates
were summoned before the grand
jury but refused testify. The states
attorney will ask the court to compel
the men to testify, or bo in contempt.
Second Shooting as a Result of the
St. Louis Political Gang
Feud, Appears to be
Mistake. j, ji^
WAS AT MOHRLE'S HOUSE
Wright Shot Tozer But Says That He.
Did Not Intend to do it
and Was Insane From
ST. LOUIS, July 1.—William Wright
who shot and fatally wounded Charles*
Tozer, as the result of the polltcal
teud, said ne had been driven insane
by fear and fired at Tozer who was his
friend while detectives were after
him. Wright was at the home of Mrs.
Mohrle, wife of the man murdered re
cently and Tozer was sitting with him.
Wright, it is said, went to sleep In a
chair and said he was awakened by a
shot. Wright was nervous as a result
of the trouble and the police believe
he must have dreamed a man was af
ter him and fired unconsciously.
rne Useful Sunflower.
In some countries, notably in the
Russian provinces north of the Cau
casus, the sunflower serves other pur
poses besides ornamenting gardens
with its huge goldeto bosses. The seeds
are used to make oil, which is em
ployed both in the manufacture of
soap and in cooking. The stems and
leaves are burned and the ashes used
to make potash. Last year the sun
flower factories of the Caucasus^ pro
duced 15,000 tons of potash.
U, FROM THE SHOT
Capt. Raymond Passpd Away in Hos
pital After Lingering for a
-5. Couple of Weeks.
[Special to The Gate City.]
DES MOINES, Iowa, July 1.—Capt.
John C. Raymond of the Second Cav
alry U. S. A., died in the hospital
this morning from the effects of the
gunshot wound of two weeks ago
when he was shot by Corporal Crab
METAL WORKERS &
The Tie up Is Said to be Complete, and
All Unions Involved Are Re
PITTSBURG, July 1.—Reports re
ceived today at the headquarters of
the Amalgamated Association Iron,
Steel and Tin Workers, indicate that
the strike order against the "open
shop" policy of the United States Steel
Corporation, will be respected by ev
ery local union involved and that the
tie-up is complete. It Is estimated
that seven thousand men are striking.
The attitude of the corporation to
wards the strike is undeveloped and
they will immediately take the oppor
tunity to repair the plants. The trust
officials declared that the plantB will
continue operation, non-union men be
ing employed but no attempt was
made to keep the furnaces going to
Gilliland against Brantner, appel
lant Mills, modified and affirmed.
Tlerney against Ledden, appellant
Gray against C. R. I. and P. Ry. Co.,
appellant Cedar, reversed.
Hemmer, appellant, against Dunla
vey Dubuque, reversed.
Luttermann appellant, against Ro
mey Osceola reversed.
Wenks against Hazard, appellant
Pawnee Bill and His Far East Aggre
gation Will be in this City
With Buffalo Bill on Aug. 7.
Announcement was made in this pa
per last evening of the coming of
Buffalo Bill and his wild west show to
Keokuk on August 7. The show will
come to this city from Jacksonville,
111., on the morning of the seventh,
having a date at Springfield on the
fifth, at Jacksonville, the sixth, and
Keokuk the seventh. The show will
come via the Wabash and will leave
over the Burlington for Burlington, at
midnight on the date of its showing
Pawnee Bill's far east show will be
here on the same date. Pawnee Bill
and his show having combined with
the Buffalo Bill shows, making one
Some idea of the size of the sihow
can be gained from the following fig
ures, on railroad carriages used by
the circus: 21 flat cars, 1 box car, 15
stock cars, 10 passenger coaches and
3 advertising cars.
This will be the first circus that
Keokuk has had in .two years and
Buffalo Bill and his bunch of wild men
will ...be welcomed to the city on the
seventh of August.
Fifty Have Applied For Permission to
V: Take Advantage of the New
TOPEKA Kas., July 1.—State bank
examiners began an investigation of
the financial condition of five hun
dred of the seven hundred state banks
of Kansas to enable them to take ad
vantage of the new bank guarantee
law .talcing effect today. About fifty
banks have applied to the state for
permission to take advantage of the
provisions of the law.
Read The Daily Gate City,
Keokuk's Best Newspaper,
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May be Able to Make a Flight this
Afternoon If all la
WASHINGTON, July 1. The
Wrights today are tackling the prob
lem of how to get more speed out of
their engine which is believed to be
the cause of the trouble. Wilbur eaid
that the machine is now using a (heav
ier one than Orville used when he
made the record breaking flight of
last fall. The surface planes are
slightly smaller, and the result )s that
the airship requires a speed of about
three miles per hour more. The en
gine is practically the same as used
last year. Tlae purpose of making the
machine heavier was to increase its
strength and stability. Orville an
nounced that he hoped to be able to
make an attempt at flight thts after
Supreme Court Decisions.
[Special to The Gate City.]
DBS MONIES, Iowa, July 1—State
of Iowa against Dillingham, appellant
State of Iowa against Moore, appel
lant Grundy, affirmed.
Denefe against town of Agency City,
appellant: Wapello, affirmed.
Rogers against Crandall, appellant
Hoeg, appellant, against Pine
Lefebure, appellant, against Lefe
bure Linn, affirmed.
Swift and Co., appellant, against
Redhead Polk, affirmed on condition.
All of the Old Standing Walls Were
f- Knocked Down Today by
a Couple of Violent
PEOPLE ARE IN A PANIC
Many People Were Injured
MESSINA, July 1.—All standing
walls among the ruins and several
newly created shelter houses, were
shaken to the ground today by two
earthquake shocks which caused a pan.
ic among the inhabitants. Many flee
ing people were struck by debris and
injured, but none fatally." Tho shocks
were felt, over Calabria. At Mlleto,
the population was driven Into tho
The shocks were felt-severely at
Reggio and nearly every wall undes
troyed In the December earthquake
was destroyed. The quake was undu
lating and vertical, accompanied by
deep rumblings. The fact that no big
buildings were left standing prevented
a heavy loss of life.
Summer Camp Island Was 8wamped
With Ten Feet of
HOUSTON, Texas, July 1.—Accord
ing to reports recieved here today it
believed (that a number of persons
were kitled in the storm which swept
Galveston and It is reported that a
group of small crafts were swept into
the ocean from Padro Island, and the
crews perished. Many were shelter
ed by the' lighthouse at Padre Island.
The island is five miles wide, ninety
long and many summer camps are
there. The Island was inundated ten
feet, and in some places the houses
AFTER SIX YEARS
Features Were Perfect Excepting That
White Hair Had Turned
cvVv to Block.
OSTEGO, Mich., July 1.—The body
of Edward St. John, buried at Casco
near here six years ago, was disinter
red and brought here for burial today.
It was found to be petrified and the
hair, white when Hie died, had turned
black. The features were perfect.
.3 THE WEATHER.
Indications for Iowa, Illinois and Mlfr
nourl, Wired From Chicago,
For Keokuk and vicinity: General,
ly fair tonight and Friday. No de
cided change in temperature.
For Illinois, Iowa and Missouri
Generally fair tonight and Friday. No
decided change in temperature.
The weather has been generally
fair throughout the country, with ex
ception of scattered showers in the
central Missouri valley, and in the
The temperature remains high from
the Mississippi valley eastward, while
a high barometer in Oregon.
a high barometr in Oregon.
Conditions indicate continued warm
and generally fair weather in thia
section tonight and Friday.
Dally River Bulletin
St. Paul .... 14 7.0 PtCldy
La Crosse ..12 5.8 Clear
Davenport ..15 7.2 Clear
Galiand .. 8 5.1 -0.2
Keokuk ... 15 10.4 -0.1 Clear
St. Louis .. 30 25.2 .... Clear
Des Moines River
Des Moines, 20 13.3 xOl. Falling
this a. m.
Ottumwa, 10 11.5. Falling this a. m.
30 7 p.m. .. 29.96 85 NE Clear'
1 7 a.m. .. 29.99 77 N Clear
River above low water of 1864 10
feet 4 tenths.
Change in 24 hours fall 1 tenth.'
Mean temperature, 80.
Maximum temperature, 88.
Minimum temperature, 72.
FRED Z. GOSEWISCH,
ing Debris But no Fatalities
are Reported From the f.