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Moire For Christmas
Trading To Be Done
Allies Do Nbt Agree With
Germany That Campaign
London, Nov. 29.—The British public
Is not inclined to grant the German
contention that the Serbian campaign
or the central powers haa been brought
to & standstill. The hope Is expressed
that the winter weather will give time
for re-enforcing the Anglo-French
troops until they are strong enough
to assume ihe offensive before the in
vaders have consolidated their posi
tions In Serbia. Russia also Is counted
on to play a part in these operations.
In tne meantime the only active opera
tions seem to be centering around
Monastlr, the fate of which is obscure.
The many contradictory reports on this
subject vary, from the assertions that
the city is still in the hands of the
Serbians to the claim that the Bul
garians, accompanied by detachments
of Austrian* and Germans have occu
pied the city.
Barb Armies Retreating.
Farther to the north it is reported
the Serbian armies divided into two
sections, are retreating to Albania and
Montenegro. It is not yet apparent
whether the Austro-German forces are
to be sent agalnat^the Anglo-French
lines north of Saloniki. but at the
other extreme of the Balkan front the
Montenegren* are expecting a heavy
attack from the Atwtrians.
The entente ministers at Athens are
said to have received the reply of
Greecf to their second note. Greece is
reported to have agreed to meet all
it threaten to
\coapniBlw her neu
Is Ended. ?$-Mfp?
WILL SEND TROOPS
TO TAKE OFFENSIVE
Allies Hap* Winter Weather Will
Hampw Ttutonit AIIIm For Tim*
Sufficient Reorganize Forces
Balkan Campaign—Germans Said to
Have DalaeM Troop* and Dis
patched Fere* to Meet Russians.
..frotitr1 Pms the west
com* efftcM reports of a lively en
eotitftdt thUl Belgian coast.
Much Skifflng ef Treopo.
"The Bulgsrlatii -are withdrawing'
troops from the Turkish frontier and
dispatching them to other fronts in
exception of attacks," says a Reuter
dispatch from Saloniki, "While some
oIL the German troops are moving
toward a defense against a Russian at
Time Ripe For Peace Propoaala.
Belief that the time has arrived for
the allies to begin to define clear and
definite terms of peace is expressed by
the Post in an editorial on the ground
that there then will be less chance of
losing in negotiations what has been
gained on the sea and on the field.
The Post contends that without sell
ing the skin before killing the bear, it
may be assumed victory for the allies
lsassured. if only because, without un
title strain. Great Britain could main
tain a naval blockade Indefinitely, and
history has shown that such pressure
can Insure victory in the end.
The newspaper protests against the
treaty of coijameree whfth has been
negotiated between Great Britain and
Denmark, permitting commodities to
be exported between the two countries
to neutral countries.
"In other words," says the Post, "the
foreign office haa created a comnterce
Whereby we may. trade with the
New Liquor Restriction in Effect.
JThe now restriction on the sale of
liquor Went into effect today.
Greenwich, the, region around Dart
ford and certain wharf wetu are af
fected,* It being made an offense pun
Ishabie fcjr Sim of $500 or imprison
ment from'flveto Six months to sell ln
toxlcating llqt»rs except as follows:
Week days, at noon or at to 9
p. m. Sundays, 1 to 3 p. m./ and 6 to
Spirits fpr home drinking can not be
purchased on-Saturday and Sunday
shd on other days except between noon
ajjjpl 2 Ik. in* and frem to 9 p. m.
Gorman Papers Suppressed.
According to a dispatch from Copen
hagen a dosen German newspaper*
hfe*e.b*«ci'suspended for discusplng the
Jnbls newspaper, Die Zukunst, Max
ImlllanHardan is quoted as .saying:
trWrvm* confess that the German
pie for the moment are suffering
P0#o* Meeting 8oon.
Berne, Switzerland, via Paris, Ko«i
*Th* «prtiv« committee of tin
ottala«BOclation for peace wil
Jn,B*rjjk£ shortly to. make up
program' for the coming meetihi
Which the American members oeliev
should be held ih April. It is said hei
t^e Ameriovi delegation will inciud
•Sjf. David Star* Jordan, chancellor ot
Xjelao$ Stanford University, and Pro
tf*ao*,, Batten. Contri bu tlons to th
«ipen»w «f the congress received thui
American source* has
l|iMy to Comp'y "Neutrally."
Nqv. 28—The Greek goV-*,
irameat is ready to discuss the pro
£ositions aisde by the entente powers
*U demands which will
compromise its neutrality says an
patch 4^ theExckange Tele
PWk €fpmp9iijr. -f. ,r-
Ammah Last Not*.
i^afs rsplyr to the latest note
The ministers representing the en
tente powers sent a note to Athens
Friday, setting forth certain measures
the powers desired Greece to take, in
conformity with the preliminary agree
ment recently reached. The note was
in response to the request far precise
information as to what was wanted.
French Crew Mining.
'Marseilles, Nov. 29.—The
steamship Omara has been sunk in the
Mediterranean' by a submarine. No
word has been, received of the twenty
members of the crew and It Is feared
they have perished.
Qormana Capture Serb Guna.
Berlin, via London, Nov. 29.—Army
headquarters announced.'today that in
the Serbian campaign'' 502 cannon wenyi
Another Fr*nch Steamer 8unk.
London, Nov. 29.—The French
steamer Algerle has been sunk.
Twenty-nine members of her crew are
missing. Bight were saved. The
British steamship Tanla has been sunk.
New Campaign in Woot Africa.
London, Nov. 29.—The new campaign
of the Franco-British forces in the
German colony of Kamerun, Western
Africa, has resulted in further ad
vances, following the capture of Ttbati,
announced last week. An official
statement of today says that the Puque
river has been reached and that the
French have taken Makondo.
Kaiser Visits Francl* Joseph.
Berlin, Nov. 29. Emperor William
Emperor Francis Joseph.
war, arrived in Paris from Italy
Los Angeles, Nov. 29.—Fire which
destroyed the principal hotels and
business houses at Avalon, port of
Santa Catalina Island, threatened the
entire destruction of the town early to
day. Two fire boats from San Pedro
and a channel steamer were sent to
combat the flames. Wireless messages
stated the people of the town, taking
food and clothing, had sought refuge
in the hills hack of the town.
The Are, which lighted the twehty-
'Catalina Uhtnd and the mainland, be
gan before 4 o'cloeifc Whlle tbe Inhabi
tants stlU ,tr«i« asleep, butr'no lives
Were lost, according to latest available
From the higher points of Los An
geles, a dlstaace of fifty-five miles, the
glare was planly visible before dawn.
People thought some great ship was on
One fire boat already was at the is
land and another immediately got
under way from SanPedro, with the
Hermosa, owned by the Banning com
pany, which also owns the town of
More than half the town of Avalon
was destroyed by fire. The fire started
about 2:30 o'clock this morning and
destroyed the two principal hotels, a
number of business blocks and clubs
and damaged the pTer and freight
houses before it was brought under
control about 9 o'clock. Estimates of
loss run as high as 11,000,000, prac
tically all of the city was owned by
the Banning company, which also owns
RETURNS TO WASHINGTON.
Expects to Mak* Final Draft of Mes
Washington, -Nov. 29,—President
Wilson returned from New York early
today and immediately went to the
White House and began work on his
next address to congress. On the re
turn trip he was accompanied by
Senator Hughes, of New Jersey, and
Secretary Tumulty. Mrs. Normal Gait
remained In New "York.
The president expected to make the
final draft of his address today. He
took his draft of the address to New
York with him, and discussed it with
his personal friend. Col. E. M. House.
He also discussed the prospects of
peace in Europe, with Colonel House.
CHINA NOT ABKED TO JOIN.
Groat Britain Informs Japan to That
Tokio, Nov. 29.—Great Britain has
Informed Japan that China has not
been asked to enter into an alllence
with the powers, it was announced to
To remove the smell of onions from
the hands, rub them on a stick of cel
ery, and the odor wUI be entirely dis
A ticket clip foir milk bottles haa been
Invented for the accommodation of
those' who desire to leave directions for
Of the coal produced ln Great Britain
fat 1918, 189,012,239 fbns were retained
for home consumption—representing
4.108 tons per head of the population.
*Ef argument couli h* depended
to *ottl»,*v«rythlat," paid Uaola Ibm
"all dar-d bo to tamHMll cmm it
'miumIom wtf 4* fMpb*/*
A good inflow MUiM a good oat
flow lie who tafcw ia'mMk can mad
•vat glv* much.—etarke.'
•a Ms lMrfljr.pt
ali bis aoMV
Commandeering of Canad
ian Stocks by Government
MUCH OF GRAIN
Largo Part of Wheat Seized to Have
Been Sent to New York For Export
—Traders Do Not Believ* Values in
United States Will Be Affected Ma
terially Conaiderablo Uncertainty
Causes Unsettled Market.
New York, Nov. 29.—Much of the
wheat commandeered by the Canadian
government was under contract to
shippers here. The shippers hope to
crease the demand for wheat, as mill-
Paris* Nov. 29.—Field Marshal Ear! their supply from Canada will be com-
Kitchener, British secretary of state of pelled to turn to a greater extent to
He was given an ovation by soldiers
and travelers at the station when he
stepped from the^iraln.
Avalon, Catalina Island, Off California
Coast, Almost Wiped Out by Fire
Hotel* and Business House* De
stroyed—People Take Rafuge in Hills
Kitchenor Reach** Pari*. ers in this country who obtain much of of sales for export had been hedged
It was thought by come that the
British.government would take overall
Australian and Indian wheat which
would be a bearish factor here, as it
would limit the demand for American
jthree-mUe.c&nnnt Wn#'Wtwito ZQ&b'- •""•'•ly ,j, *'m fh^ Omaha
••trfnii »nA tk. k.. Steamship men would venture _»o %*c1lange today jimsir5Jihe market re
opinion on the effect of the Canadian
governments action except to 'say it
would divert many ocean carriers'from
domestic to Canadian ports, until the
latter were frozen up when grain
would have to leave American ports,
The market here opened active and
somewhat excited today with prices
from 1% to 2% cents higher, owing to
the action of the Canadian govern
GOVERNMENT TAKE3 CONTROL.
Amount of Wheat 8eized Estimated at
Ottawa, Ont., Nov. 29.—The Cana
dian government has' commandeered
all high grade wheat in eleivators from
Fort William on Lake Superior to the
The action was taken under the
special war act by the Canadian grain
commission. The wheat seized was
of grades 1 hard and 1, 2, and 3 north
ern. It was the property of grain
shippers and millers. That taken is
all which on Saturday night was in
public elevators at Fort William, Port
Arthur, Midland, Tiffin, Port McNichol,
Collingwood, Coderich, Kingston, Fort
Colborne, Prescott, Quebec,. St. John,
Montreal and Halifax.
A revised estimate places the amount
at about 20,000,000 bushels. A consid
erable amount is the property of
American grain dealers.
Owners to Be Paid Promptly.
The grain was taken Saturday night
so that grain exchanges should be af
fected as little as possible. It is offi
cially stated that the prifte will be
fairly adjusted and the grain owners
promptly paid by the Canadian gov
ernment. It is estimated that there
is still in Canada, in the hands of
farmers and dealers west of Fort Wil
liam, 150,000,000 bushels surplus of
wheat available for export. It is ex
pected that most of this will be taken
in the future for the use of Great
Britain, France and Italy. The domestic
supply of Russia is more than suffi
cient to meet the needs of that coun
try. Had' the Dardanelles been forced,
the surplus of Russian wheat would
have made the present action unneces
sary. While the wheat Just taken was
commandeered to flU an order from the
British government^ for a large quan
tity of wheat, it is understood most of
it will be shipped to Italy.,
Shipment by Govsrnment.
The Canadian government Will look
after the transportation ot the grain
to the Atlantic seaboard and from
there Its shipment across the Atlantic
will be undertaken by the ,British gov
For some months th*re have been
negotiations between the British au
thorities and the Canadian govern
ment relative to the marketing of the
tremendous wheat crop, but only, on
Saturday were instructions received in
connections with the expropriation.
This year's Canadian wheat crop,
according to the last official, estimate,
36,000,000 bushels.. Later unoffl-
cial figures placed the crop at. about
950,000,000 bushels. For export the
surplus I* expected to exceed 200,006,
000 bushsls. Great Britain'* demand
is caused by war-time, condition*'and
the Canadian government's action Is
attributable to the same cause. The
present order goes no further than, the
amount, stated, but It ia anno
that very large supplies afo ,n
and though there is no official an
nouncement to that effect'It is mdre
than likely that more wheat will -be, :*the commandeering order, goes no
reaujhred on similar tine* l4te$ farther than is stated above, and in-
•-l :v •'u
MAKSIIALLTOWN. IOWA. MONDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 1915.
CHICAGO MARKET EXCITED.
Predicted Riit of '5 Cants Fait* to Ma
terialize and Prices Rec*do.
Chicago, Nov. 29.—Wheat jumped in
price as a result of th©, Canadian gov
ernment's seizure of ^004,000 bushela._
Predictions that a ([-cent advance'
would be added to values were not
veritied, the extreme opening changes
being 2li cents higher.
The market'opened excited, with De
cember delivery at 1 9S to 1.06, as
against 1.03H at the dose of Saturday
and with May ut 1.0T to 1.08Vi, as
against 1.06 to 1.06%. Commission
houses and shorts were the most active
buyers. Some were scattered, aitho
one of the^largest firms boldly took the
position that the action of the Cana
dian gevernment was that Cunada was
to have preference in filling foreign
requirements, this meaning a falling
off in United States exports.
Reaction from top initial figures
quickly took place. Bulls were to a
large extent held in check by opinions
industriously circulated that the Eng
lish government would probably do all
or nearly all of the British, French and
Excitement in Winnipeg,
Winnipeg, Nov. 29.—There will be
no option market here today except
for course grain.
Long before the trading room was
thrown open for business the precincts
of the Winnipeg grain exchange were
filled with an anxious throng of grain
men, elevator and1 transportation men,
discussing the slttuftion brought about!
I discussing the situation brought about
share of the. Canadian surplus! by the seizure of 13,000.000 to 15,000,- I
arrived In Vienna today and paid a not commandeered. 000 bushels of grade wheat by the do-j conspiracy to defraud the government,
personal visit at Schoenbrun castle, to This situation is expected to in-1
.v.. Promptly on
the home market.
Portland* Maine, is considered a I Minneapolis, Nov. 29.—Wheat took
great outlet for Canadian wheat and it an upward turn here today in conse
is expected a large amount of the! quence of the aetion of the Canadian
grain will be shipping: via that port.
Exporters at Sea.
Grain exporters here were at sea to
day as to the probable outcome of the
Canadian. government's action, but all
viewed the action seriously, as many
have sold Canadian wheat for ship
ment for Ebrope and have engaged
ocean freight for same. One exporter
took the view, however, that Liverpool
buyers might be lenient with shippers
as any wheat they may receive now
must come In competition with gov
ernment owned wheat.
clsh moSfcs^n? in the"S
some other months or by some
time the markets
opened, but across the slate was pasted
Shipping agents here say the selz- this notice:
ure of the wheat does not mean that "No trading In wheat, by order of
shipment to Europe will be diverted the council, in number 4, 2 and 3
from United States ports, as they do northern."
not believe Halifax and St. Johns cant
handle the crop. Minneapolis Market Higher.
government. December opened at 1.01,
2 cents above Saturday's close. May
opened at 1.03V4 to 1.04, 10 to 10%
above Saturday's close.
After the opening advance, prices
declined 1% to 2 cents. Trading was
Advance a*. Kansas City.
Kansas City, Nov. 29.—First sale*
for December wheat on the board of
trade today were at 99, a raise of 2%
above Saturday!* close. May
1.03%. Decembor soan dropped to 98.
while May drifts* downward on liberal
,Omaha, Nov. 29.—Wheat opened from
mained nervous during the earlier deal
Wheat Prioo* Advene*.
St. Louis, Nov. 29.—December wheat
opened today at an advance of 1% to
1% cents and May at an advance of
1% cents. December was quoted at
1.03% and 1.03%, and 'May 1.07 and
1.07%. Recessions followed..
8tst*fnentJFrem Port Arthur.
Port Arthur, Nov. 29.—A statement
of the stocks in store at Fort William
and (Port Arthur shows wheat receipts
16 have been 10,083,624 bushels, with
shipments by lake of 9.788,3»2 bushels
by rail of 182,061 bushels.
British Government in Ignorance.
London, Nov. 23.—The press bureau
made the following report today:
"With re.ernce to the announcement
from Ottawa, Ont, on Nov. 28 that the
Canadian government had comman
deered 16,000,000 bushels of wheat at
the request of the British government,
the board of agriculture states that
they have made no such request and
that at present they have no infor
mation on the subject."
CANADA IS3UES STATEMENT.
Government Gives Reasons For Seizure
of Grain in 8tor*.
Ottawa, Ont, Nov. 29.—The follow
ing statement regarding the comman
deering of Canadian wheat was Issued
by ,the government last night.
"The phenomenal crop of wheat in
the Canadian west has brought upon
the government the duty of assisting
to the farthest extent possible in its
marketing. The supply of wheat the
world over is known to have been
abundant, and the importance of tnk
lng advantage of every opportunity to
provide for the disposing of our grain
is on that account the greater.
"For many months the government
hap been In touch with the British au
thorities with a view to procuring or
ders from the United Kingdom and tho
allied governments, in order that the
utmost share of the consuming de
mand In those countries may be turned
toward our Canadian surplus. As a
consequence of this the British gov
ernment has requested the Canadian
government to provide within a short
time a very la^ge supply of Nos. 1, 2
and 3 northern wheat.
'•The problem of meeting these re
quirements and of doing so at such
pMces as would Induce the repetition
of orders In Canada then confronted
"The effect of government purchases
In the open market, such as were made
by different countries a year ago. Is
well known to the public. The market
flse* abnormally, adding to the profits
of gtain dealers and speculators, who
have purchased the grain which the
governments require. The advance In
price of large amounts of grain In
etoTe becomes the loss of the purchas
ing government and the profit not'of
the producer but of the owner of the
'To. secure the desired end this yen**
the. Dominion government detavaiinc*
Saturday to commander all Nos. 1, 2
ai)9 S northern wheat In store at the
head of the lakes and eastward. This
Involves the purchase pf anywhere
twelve to fifteen million bushels. The
price paid has not been Mttled bythe
government, but will shortly be fixed
on a fair basis.
Buenz and Others Connect
ed With Shipping Plots
in U.S. ..
British Skipper Testifies to Being Of
fered $10,000 Bribe to Sail His Ship
to Destination Deaired by Gorman
Supercargo—Plan* Go Awry—One
8hip Idle For Many Days Await
ing Ships Which Fail to Arrive.
Xow York, Nov. 29.—The government
expects late today to complete Its case
against Karl Buenz and other officials
are on trlal here on
government. The defense will take no more than
Thorwald Olsen, skipper of the
Hwina, which sailed Aug. 6. 1914, from
Philadelphia for La Guayras, with a
German supercargo, Herr Deckwolf,
aboard, testified that Hackmelster
chartered her and the supercargo di
rected her movements.
Failed to Meet Ships.
"Wh*sujK» neared La Guayras,"
Captain O^sen said, "the supercargo
t«3ftane he OJd.nfet, want t£ gp.t)vexe. ji
*'alled by his order* 200 miles out of
my course, and cruised back and forth
in the Caribbean from nine to eleven
days. We saw no German ships and
then put into La Guayras."
Did you discharge your cargo?"
"So we sailed for St. Thomas, Dan
ish West Indies, but the French cruis
er Conde captured us and took us into
Martinique. The cargo, worth )25,000,
was confiscated, and the Helna held up
until last March, when she sailed back
to New York."
John J. Turney, of Philadelphia, re
called for croBs examination, testified
that Hachmeister apparently did not
realize at first that he had to manifest
provisions as well as coal. "But when
I did tell him that." Mr. Turney said,
"he ordered the provisions manifest
Skipper Offered $10,000.
This testimony was In line with the
contention of the defense that failure
to manifest provisions was a trifling
offense because It was unintentional.
Eric Olson, master of the steamer
Unita, Philadelphia to Cadiz, testified
the German supercargo on his steamer
asked him to go down to the West
Indies and coal a German orulser.
"I told "him no," the skipper snort
"He then offered me $10,000 If
would do it. I told him I was going to
Cadiz. I told him I was a British citi
zen nnd would pot coal a German ves
sel for a million dollars. We kept on
to Cadiz and got there without any
After examining several witnesses
who testified to minor matters the
government rested its ca*e,
Demand as to Boy-Ed.
The government was called on to
day to state whether It considered
Captain Boy-Ed1, German naval at
tache, in the light of a conspirator
with the Hamburg-American line In
structions have, been given that all
loading now under way is to be con
tinued and no delay whatever occur
In the transport of the commandeered
grain from the elevators to ocean
"It will be observed that the order
doe* not apply to grain in elevators
West^ of th* lakes or In transit at the
time the order takes effect or sub
"There aN£ of course, many ques
tion* of Import detail that arise and
demand adjustment*, and these will be
given the fullest consideration and the
promptest decision possible.
"There seems no reason why the
grain markets should be radically af
fected by the aetion taken. Obviously
it does not Involve any increase In the
world's consumers, or, indeed. In the
world's consumers' demand. It means
simply the filing of the existing de
mand to the extent of the grain taken
by this much of the Canadian sur
plus instead of filling the same from
other surpluses. If the result should
be a rise In the Canadian prices, then
beneficial effect will largely accrue to
the grain farmers themselves and not
to the hblder* of the grain in store.
"While the holders of grain in store
aTe entitled to fair treatment, it has
been thought desirable not to precipi
tate market condition* at the expense
of the customers from whom we hope
to obtfdn order* fn the future and who
are our allies in the war.
"The action hy the British govern
ment is based entirely on war condi
tions, and the response of the Canadian
Government has' been dictated by re
gard to the same, state of facts.",
charges of aliegea
a day to present their
When the trial was resumed today
Ralph J. M. Bullowa, a New York law
yer, was recalled to the stand. He
was counsel far the captains of the
steamers Sommerstad and I
Tolls of Negotiations.
Mr. Bullowa testified as to negotia
tions with defendants for the sailings
of the vessels, and identified a mem
orandum signed by Buenz, in which
the Hamburg-American line agreed to
pay the full valud of the steamers in
case they came to harm. This agree
ment was dated Sept. 23, 1914. It
superceded a somewhat similar agree
ment made by Hachmeister and Bul
lowa in Philadelphia, the day previous.
Campbell Must Hang For Murder of
Wheat Embargo Hits Shipping
Prices Unsettled at All Markets.
Allies Not to Quit Serbian Struggle,
German Agents Active.
PAGE8 TWO, THREE AND FOUR.
Statewide War on Clgarets.
Rock Island May Double Track Une.
Colonel Hepburn Seriously 111.
Davenport Must Make Schools Safe.
Farmers Recover For Poor Seed.
Halnsbargers Lose Bequest
The Heart of Night Wind.
Iowa's Fighting Chance.
Those Community Chrlstmasea.
It's Happening In Business.
Topics of the Time".
Iowa Opinion and Notes.
Wilson Opposed to Tariff Tinkering.
PAGES EIGHT, NINE, TEN, ELEVEN
Eight Burglaries at Gilman and
First Steel For Viaduct Arrives.
Merchants Favor Another Festival.
Much Money For County T. M. C. A.
which were loaded at Philadelphia,
cleared for Brazilian ports and awaited
a chance that never came to dash to
pea and place their supplies aboard
South Side Church Rededlcated.
Marshalltown Twenty-five Years
General and Brief City News.
Markets and General:
Embargo on Wheat Causes Buying
Corn Price* Erratic,
dispatching the relay ships to Germnn
cruisers at spa early in the war.
The demand was made by William
Rand, Jr., counsel for Dr. Karl Buenz
and his subordinates in the course of
their trial for conspiracy in the United
States district court here.
"The government has taken no posi
the matter," replied Rodger D.
Wood, assistant United States district
attorney in charge of th* prosecution,
when pressed by Mr. Rand for a reply:
"We have brought nobody's name into
this case unless It has to be brought
in. All that the government has wanted
to do Is to submit all the facts in the
case, bearing on thi* indictment." ..
Conference of Sonata Domocrata Held
—^Korn Re-Elfctod Chairman of
8onate Caucus—Other Important
Party Committeemen Named.
Washington, Nov. 29.—Senator Kern,
of Indiana, was re-elected chairman of
the democratic senate caucus and floor
leader by unanimous vote today at
the conference of the senate democrats.
Senator Petman, of Nevada, was
elected secretary of the conference to
succeed-Senator Saulsberry, of Dela
ware, who wished to relinquish the
Selection of a vice chairman, presi
dent pro tem of the Benate, committee
assignments, and the report of the
special committee on revision of the
rules, were postponed until Wednesday.
Senator Kern was authorized to
name a new steering committee of
eight members to be approved by the
Chairman Owen of the special com
mittee to revise the rules will sub
mit the report Wednesday rocommend
Ing a modified form of cloture in de
bate. Upon that a difference of opin
ion is expected.
ANTI-ALIEN LAW UPHELD.
Aot Which Excludes Foreign Labor on
Public Constructions Is Valid.
Washington. Nov. 29.—The New York
anti-alien labor law of 1909, under
which it was mode compulsory to em
ploy only citizens In the construction of
public works, was today held constitu
tional by tho federal court.
The court In Its printed opinion de
clared that the states as guardians of
the people's money may prescribe the
conditions upon which it will permit
public work to be done either hy Itself
or by one of the governmental agencies
such as the city.
It was held that the law did not vio
late the treaty between the United
States and Italy guaranteeing persons
of each country equality of rights in
New York contractors contested the
law, claiming that they could not con
tinue work under it.
Naval Deserter Arretted.
Special to Times-Republican.
Iowa City, Nov. 29.—Harry EJ. Ash
more. aged 18, who doserted from the
Battleship Minnesota at Philadelphia
last spring, 1* In Jail here. He will be
taken to tho Great Lakes naval sta
tion near Chicago.
Note Lead* to Identification.
San Bernardino, Cal., Nov. 29.—A
note found In a clump of shrubbery
seemed today to establish the Identity
of a young woman found drowned here
a* Miss Cora Stanton, formerly of Ell
Aoeidentally Kill* Grandaon.
Unloiwllle. Nov. 29. Samuel P,
Smith, a fanner living neir here, acci
dentally shot and killed Instantly hla
7year-old grandson Emery, while out
hunting yesterday afternoon. News of
the tragedy reached here today.
Former Poatmastar of Maaon City Dead
Special to Tlmea-Republlcan.
Mason City, Nov. 29.—Joseph A. Par
rel!. ex-postmaster and prominent citi
*en, died last nlghW -Mt
Sun rises Nov. 30 at 7:02, sets at 4:36.
Iowa—Fair tonight colder In south
and east portions Tuesday fair with
/"o Convict, of KflHnc
,o .ioilet Warden's Wife
TO BE INITJCTEti
Jury Reaohoe V*rdlet Aft* Dallbsrat.
Ing Many How L*m Jurar Said
to Have Held Out Again* Vortflat «f
Guilty—Campbell's Attomay PII*«
Motion For Retrial and Argument*
Will Be Heard on Deo. 20L
Jollet, I1L, Nov, 29.—Joseph Camp*
bell, a negro convict, was today found
guilty of murdering Mrs. Maalo Odette
Allen, wife of former Warden Allen. In
the warden"* apartments of the state
ponltentiary here. The verdict fixed
the punishment at hanging.
Mrs. Allen was found dead In her
bed In the warden'* suite on tho morn*
Ing of June 0 last, after a llr% which
was supposed to have been started by
the murderer to hi* crimes
Suspicion fell on Campbell, a truaty,
serving an indeterminate sentence far
the murder of a Chicago negro janitor.
He testified that an hour before th*
fire he took Mrs. Allen the morning'
paper and removed her pet dog for a&
Allen Quit* Prison. '/S'S
Allen introduced th* honor syiltem
Into the penitentiary and owned a tes
timonial of gratitude from the eon
victs. Ho had befriended Campbell.
As the law would not permit him to
live elsewhere and continue In office,
he resigned his offlae. 3
Ferdinand Barnett, th* negro'* eoun.
sel. moved for a new trial, and Dec. /"i
20 was set as the date for the hear- '4s
One Juror Held* Out.
The jury that decided on Campbell'^
guilt, worn out by fruit!era efforts to
arrive at a verdict that continued, aince
noon Saturday, asked the couH'a per
mission to retire at o'clock flun^ay
night instead of at midnight -and the
request wai granted.
Thp arguments of eleven furore. It
at flrkt to
Juror Llewellyn Roger* that th* *tate*s^^
evidence'againat Campbell 1s idQtitiit
to warrant hanging the negro eoavfet
as the murderer. rfj
Spy on the Juror*.~ 'x
Rvery movement of the Juror* h*#
heen observed from a building not far
from the court house. Roger* the
only man on the Jury with whom for
mer Warden Edmund M. Allen I* ac
quainted, remained in a chair apart,
from the others.
At night It became known that he
was opposed to hanging "Chicken
Joe" and, as his behavior was watch«d
thruout the day, observers became
more and more confident there was no*
hope for a verdict J-
It beoame known that there was a
clash between two Jurors last Wednes
day, when State's Attorney Martin b*-fs&
gan his argument. Rogers Is *ald to I &
havo been a party to tho tight.
NEGRO LYNCHED BY'MOB.
Black Man Who Assaulted Woman -',
Victim of Infuriated Kentuokiana.
Henderson, Ky., Nov. 29. Fifty
as a S a re
county jail, seised Ellis Buekner, a 24
year-old negro, and lynched him on a
tree at the river front. Buekner was
charged with having attacked Miss
Annie Hardin, a white girl.
The mob formed In front of the Jail
at 2 o'clock and threatened to batter
down the door and wreak vengeance
on the officers unless they let them en
tor. fhe officers complind.
The negro's body was located and
cut down at 10 o'clock Sunday morn
Ing by 'hlef of Police Graves.
Miss Hardin, who works In a bak- "J
ery, was on her way home Friday
night when she was seised at ah alley
TO RECOVER PROPERTY TITLE.
Threaten Suit Against the G*ul4
St. Irfrtils. Nov. 29.—B. F. Bush, re
ceiver for the Missouri Pacific, was
authorized to file suit in federal court
here today tj recover from George
Gould property which the latter Is
said to hold In trust, provided Gould
does not surrender title to the prop
erty within thirty days.
Governor Clarke' Name* Represents
tivs* to Riv*r Convention.
T)es Moines. Nov. 29.—Oovernor Clark
today appointed delegates to the Na
tlonal iRIvers and Harbors Congras* at
Washington, D. C., Dec. 8 to 10, as fol
lows: Irving C. Norwood. Davenport:
N. E. Kendall, Albla J. M. WSdenfUl
ler, Ottumwa M. H. Cohen, A. C. Stil
ler and I,. E. Harbach, Des Moines,
To Cancel Conoeaaions to Ameriosna.
Washington, Nov, S#.—General Car
ran za's agency here today announced
receipts of advices from Mexico City
that the race track concessions of Tla
Juana, Lower California, which Is
ducted by wealthy Americana, and also/
the race track concession* at auaras^
probable will be declared forfeited be
cause they were obtained from the
ViUa state government. No hew con
cesslons of that character will b* mad*
entrance and dragged in. .Her,-^
screams brought help and the negro
ran. She gave a good description of.,
him and Buekner was arrested in half ft
an hour. Miss Hardin went to the
jail and positively Identified him.