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VOIiT JjI. NO. 273.
ROCK ISLAND, IIL., THtTRSDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 1902.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
President Roosevelt So
Far as Concerns Yes
PHYSICIAN SO STATES
Russian Duke More
Details of Mishap.
Oyster Bay, Sept. -1. Dr. lain".
President Iloosevelt's official physi
cian, said this morning' that he an
ticipated no serious results to the
president from yesterday's accident.
The TJrand Duke Doris was the
president's guest at luncheon today,
accompanied by Count Cassini, the
Pittsfield, Mass., Sept. 4. The -case
cf Motorman Madden and Conductor
James Kelly, who were in charge of
the car which struck the taily-ho
containing the president and party
yesterday, was, today postponed two
Pittsfield. Mass., Sept. 4. The presi
dent of the United States escaped a
tragic death by a narrow margin in
a collision bftweon his carriage and
an electric street car in this city yes
terday, while one of his most trusted
guards. Secret Service Agent William
Craig, was instantly killed, and David
J. Pratt, of Dalton, who" was guiding
the horses attached to the vehicle, was
- Keriously injured. President Iloosevelt
himself was badly shaken up, but re
ceived only a slight facial bruise. Sec
retary Cortelyou, who occupied a seat
directly opposite the president in the
landau, sustained a minor wound in
tba back of the head, and Governor
Crane, who sat beside the president,
extricated himself from the wreck,
practically without a scratch.
In Plain View of Hundreds.
The carriage was demolished by the
impact of the rapidly moving car and
the wheel horse on the side nearest
the ear was killed outright. The crew
and passengers of the car escaped in
jury. The president and party were
driving from tljiseity to Lenox through
South street, one of the principal thor
oughfares of Pittsncld, which was
lined with cheering people, and the
catastrophe occurred in the plain view
of hundreds, whose happiness at the
advent of the nation's chief was sud
tlenly turtted to grief. Thousands had
poured into the city in the early morn
ing from the nearby country to see
and hear the president and his ad
dress at the city park had been loudly
Start Is Hade for Lenox.
When the journey to Lenox began
the mounted escort of police officers.
and the carriages containing the news
paper correspondents who have accom
panied the president on his tour, had
started off ahead on the road to
Lenox, and were some distance in ad
vance of thepresident'sequipage. Three
or four other open carriages fell in
line immediately behind the landau
in which the president rode with Sec
retary Cortelyou and Governor Crane.
Secret Service Agent Craig, who
throughout the New Kngiaud tour has
been almost constantly at the presi
dent's elbow was on the driver's box,
leside Coachman Pratt. Out through
South street is a broad, smooth high
way. The tracks of the PUtsfield elee
trie street railway are laid in the
center of the road, with ample room
for teams on each side, and scores
of vehicles of every description fol
lowed along this road behind the presi
Wt-.ere the Accident Occurred.
Shortlyafter he left the park an elec
tric car which had been filled with
passengers at that point started to
ward Lenox, well behind the proces
sion. It passed all of the teams, and
was about a mile and a half out from
the city at the beginning of Howard
Hill, and was nearly up to the presi
dent's carriage, which was traveling
on the west side of the highway. Just
at the foot of Howard Hill the road
ttends a little, and teams are com
pelled to cross the street railway
tracks to the east side. The railroad
then continues at one side of the
street, instead of in the center. Just
at this point the up-grade of the hill
begins, and but. a. short distance be-"
yond the crossing there is a narrow
bridge spanning a small brook.
Accident Story Soon Told.
It was at this crossing, that the ac
cident occurred. The motorman, It is
said, was trying to make a record
trip, and before any one could act the
motor waa into the carriage. Craig,
who was looking around and half
standing, trying to warn the trolley
car back, was knocked from the box
to the track, and the car pased over
him, killing him instantly. The presi
dent was thrown out, and the wreck
of the carriage fell against him. Sec
retary Cortelyou was unCQUSiio.usovhen I
IS CHARGED WITH
What Heirs Hold Against a Widow
Left With Some Prop
erty. Mattoon, Ills., Sept. 4. On the
ground that she became a bigamist
when she married Walter Kilner a year
ago eastern heirs to Kilner's estate will
contest his widow's right to any .'share
in his wealth. Kilner was a retired
merchant. He died a month ago. A
few days later his widow, Mrs. May
C. Kilner, who is prominent in local
society, filed a suit to have his estate
of $.so,00 divided so that she could
obtain her portion.
The eastern heirs have filed a cross
bill in the city court, contesting Mrs.
Kilner's rights in the property of her
late husband. In their bill they allege
that Mrs. Kilner was the wife of a
man named Fugate when she married
Kilner and that she has never been
divorced from Fugate. When the cross
bill was tiled C. E. Wilson, president
of the Mattoon National bank, was aj-
Iointed receiver for the estate. Mrs
Kilner denies all the allegations of the
FIRE LOSS OF $100,000
IN OHIO TOOL FACTORY
Kenton. Ohio. Sept. 4. The plant
of the Ohio Machine Tool company
here was totally destroyed this morn
ing by fire, entailing a loss estimated
at $100,000. Sixty men were thrown
out of work.
picKed up. lie soon recovered enough
to ask for the president.
Break Cp the Programme.
The wounded were helped out of
tue wreck and the dead liody was
taken care of. The disaster put a
damper on the spirits of all in the par
ty, and broke up the programme, the
president going at once to his train,
and later at Bridgeport, boarding the
Nylpli and sailing for Oyster Bay.
Where he arrived without further in
cident of importance. His right cheek
Is swollen and he has a bruise under
his .right .eye, but neither is. serious.
Kaiser Hears of the President's 91 lshap.
Poseu, Sept. 4. Extra editions of
the newspapers giving accounts of the
accident to President Koosevelt spread
the news throughout the city ait 10 p.
in. yesterday. The correspondent of
the Associated Press was informed
that Emperor William expressed great
regret upon hearing of the occurrence,
but was glad to know that the presi
dent had been only slightly injured.
Washington, Sept. 4. Messages of
congratulation over the"seape of the
president from the accident of yes
terday have begun to come to the
state department from aoroad. One
f the first was the following from
Emperor William, of Germany:
"Posen, Sept. 4. To the President,
Washington: With all Americans I
praise Providence that saved your
life from a teirible accident.
(Signed) "WILLIAM I. I:."
Wing: Dams to Uelp Iturliuirton.
Turlington, Ia..sSept. 4. 'lue con
tract to build wing dams in the Mis
sissippi river here to prevent Turling
ton from being cut off from naviga
tion by the encroachment of sandbars
has been awarded. The amount named
is T.000. The city has been in dan
trer and the government authorities
were appealed to. with this result
Stare school Tor Horse Anatomy.
Grand Rapids. Mich.. Sept. 4. The
ninth annual convention of the Michi
gan State Association of Master Horse
shoers opened Monday afternoon in
Lincoln hall, with about eighty dele
gates from all parts of the state. The
committee reported that a state school
of horse anatomy will be established
in the state in a short time, probably
within the coming year, when the
limbs and hoofs of horses will be made
To Provide for Kxtra Help.
Ilockford, Ills., Sept. 4. The street
car company of this city is teaching
the boys of the town how to operate
street cars. The boys are paid 10
cents an hour for their work and in
cidentally learn how to manipulate the
trolley brake a car and sight trou
ble. This is to provide extra help when
there is "something doing" in town.
Bids for State Coal.
Springfield, Ills.. Sept. 4. The estate
contract commission oiened bids for
state coal for two years. The local
coal association or combine offers soft
coal at $1.22 per ton. Three other
companies bid higher. This bid of
the association is -1M cents lower than
the price the state is now giving.
First Labor Colon in Seymour.
Seymour, Ind., Spet 4. The first la
bor union in this city has just been
formed. J. C. Henin. of Linton, an
organizer for the American Federation
of Labor, made an address here, and
thirty-four joined the organization.
About forty additional applications
were made for membership.
Two Hallway Consolidated.
Springfield. Ills., Sept. 4. Secretary
of State Kose has received no
tice of the consolidation of the Tolnca
and Eastern Illinois Kailroad company
and the Toluca and Northern Kailroad
company under the latter name. . Cap
ital stock, $150.000.
Casing Was Blown Oat by Gas.
Paoli, Ind., Sept. 4. In drilling a
well for water at Ilardinsburg the
drillers, at a depth of ninety feet, had
the casing blown out of the ground by
' tttreec Car noia.iip.
Coucil Bluffs, Lu, Spet- 4. Two men
held up a street car near the Union
Pacific transfer in this city, and upon
resisting Officer Wyatt received a
shot in the hand and was thrown from
the car and sustained a broken -leg
The desperadoes secured $00 and
caped in the darkness.
FIGHT IS IMPERSONAL
That Colorado Fuel Affair Not a
Contest Between Gates
and Osgood at All.
MOfiE IMPORTANT THAN IT LOOKS
According to a New York; View Some
Statements of Fact Change
Denver, Sept. 4. The United States
circuit court yesterday assumed juris
diction in the suit of George E. Ilart
lett for an injunction to restrain the
Colorado Fuel and Iron company from
holding its annual election of officers.
The suit was originally brought in the
JXDGE HEXRY C. CAI,DtVELI
district court of this state, and Judge
Mullins granted an ex-parte injunction
causing an indefinite postponement of
the election,-which was to have beeu
held in this city Aug. 20.
Mack Satisfaction at Gotham.
New York, Sept. 4. With great sat
isfaction, though without surprise, the
representatives of the Gates-Mitchell-Blair
interest in the Colorado Fuel and
Iron company learned j-esterday that
Judge Caldwell, in the United States
circuit court at Denver, granted the
petition for the removal from the Colo
rado state court to the United States
court of the trial of the suit which
prevented the holding of the annual
meeting of the company Aug. 20. The
grounds on which the petition was
Itased were that the. local prejudice
was" such that there was danger that
the Gates-Mitchell-I'.lair interest could
not get enth-e. just icq from the state
Groat Victory for Gates.
This Is a great victory for the Gates
interest.- . It will no doubt prove a de
cisive one. It is expected that an
election of Colorado Fuel and Iron of
ficers will le ordered forthwith and
will "Tie held under the direction and
protection of the United States court,
which will mean that the Gate inter
est will vote its 75 per cent, majority
of the stock, ami in a short time hold
full control of Colorado Fuel and Iron
NOT A GATES-OSGOOD FIGHT
Eeal Question at Issue as the Sew Yorkers
See the Matter.
The Gates-Mitchell-Blair committee
has issued a statement that Gates' de
parture for Europe will in no way af
fect the vigorous prosecution of the
proceedings to obtain control of the
Colorado Fuel and Iron company for
the majority stockholders. It is stated
that the matter is not a Gates-Os-good
fight or a fight between any other
two men; the question at issue is a
matter of the greatest concern to stock
holders of all corporations, especially
of corporations of other states, whose
stocks are listed on the New lork
Stock Exchange. .
The question is simply this, the com
mittee sa3's: "Can a man who hap
pens to be the head of a company with
a subservient board of directors, many
of them employes and none of them
stockholders of the company to any
considerable amount, keep the control
against the wishes of the owners of
four-fifths of the stock? The stock of
the Colorado Fuel and Iron company
is listed and dealt In almost exclusively
on the. New York StockNExchange. The
transfers are made exclusively by the
Knickerbocker Trust company and
registered by . the Atlantic Trust com
pany. The otticers of the company sign
tlK certificates of stock to be so is
sued, transferred and registered.
"They provide no other means or re
quirements for transfers, but when
the annual election is altout to be
held and thej- appreciate that thestock
holders want no more of their man
agement, they take the position th.-.t
the transfers made and registered in
New York, recognized as good trans
fers by the stock exchange, are not
entitled to be represented and voted
at the annual meeting, because Osgood
has not seen fit to note such transfers
in the company's books in Colorado.
The rights of the owners of a majori
ty of the stock of a company must
AGED IOWA CITIZEN
DIES AT MAQU0KETA
Des Moines, Iowa, Sept.-4. Hon. J.
E. Goodenow, aged 90, succumbed to
a stroke of apoplexy at . Macpioketa
yesterday, lie served in the first and
second state legislatures.
Martin Collier Declared Sane.
Bedford. Ind.. Sept. 4. Martin Col
lier, accused of putting arsenic ir flour
in an attempt to poison thirteen mem
bers of his wife's family, has been de
clared of sound mind by a Jury and
will be tried on the ioisoii charge. Col
lier's wife, three stepchildren, and two
neighbor children !ecauie violently ill
last Friday after, eating biscuits baked
by Mr3. Collier. Mrs. Colliers' condi
tion is critical. Collier was in the
family kitchen, and it is known that
he bought arsenic previously.
Inciting the Slaughter of Foreign
ers at Canton,
Hong Kong, Sept. 4.; A Boxer proc
lamation has been ported at Canton,
inciting the slaughter-' of foreigners.
It is ascribed to the' commencement
of work on the Canton-Hankow rail
ioad and to the collection of funds
for the payment-of the foreign in
demnity. STATE HUMANE LAWS FOR
PROTECTION OF HELPLESS
The prevention of crtielty to ani
mals and children through the en
forcement of the laws sis they stand
upon the statute books! is the main
object of the. humane sjocicty. Inci
dentally to influence public opinion in
the direction of such changes ami ad
ditions to these laws as may from
time to time appear necessary is an
other object of the society. But
the laws already in force jn Illinois
cover a very wide scope and if strict
ly enforced would go far to remedy
the evils arising from man's inhuman
ity, not only to man, but to his fellow
creatures. lit regard to cruelty
to, children the state of Illinois
speaks in no uncertain tone; when it
declares that "it shall, be unlawful
for any person having the care, cus
tody or control of any child under
the age of 14 years to exhibit, use or
employ or in any inauiier r under
any pretense sell, apprentice, give
away, let out, or otherwise dispose of
any such child to any" person in or
for the vocation, or occupation, ser
vice or purpose of singing, playing
on musical instruments,, rope or wire
pulling, or as a gymnast, contortion
ist, rider or acrobat, in any place
whatsoever, or for or in any business,
exhibition or, vocation injurious to
the health or dangerous to the life
or limb of such child to engage there
in. Nothing in this section, shall ap
ply to or affect the employment or
use of any child as a singer or mu
sician in anv church, school or acade
my, or in the teaching or learning
the science or practice of music."
This section, which is No. 492 of the
revised statutes, is a large mouthful
and covers a good deal of ground.
Section 493 carries the law over and
clinches it on the other side by mak
ing it unlawful for the other party,
w ho hires, employs,' uses or exhibits
such a child for the purposes prohibi
ted in the former statute.
Section 494 relates to the custody
of children and gives the courts the
custody of such chThlreA an may have
been unlawfully used or abused.
Section 495 makes it unlawful for
any person having the care or eus-
tody of any child to wilfully cause
or permit its life to be endangered
or to place or cause a child to be
placed in such a situation that its
life or healtlk mav be endangered.
The penalties for cruelty to children
are from $5 to $200 and justices of
the peace and police magistrates are
given original jurisdiction in all such
cases. The law defines the. following
kinds of cruelty:
First By cruelly beating, tortur
ing, tormenting, overworking, muti
lating or causing or knowingly al
lowing tlie same to be done.
Second By unnecessarily failing
to provide any child in his charge or
custody with proper food, drink, shel
ter anil raiment.
Third By abandoning any child.
Section 497 is general and provides
that any person who shall wilfully or
unnecessarily, in any mannt'r, injure
in health or limb any child, apprentice
or other person under Ins legal con
trol shall be fined not exceeding
In the matter of the cruelty to
animals chapter 30 section 50, says
whoever shall be guilty of cruelty
to any animal in any of the ways
mentioned shall be fined not less than
$3 and not more than $200.
First By overloading, overdriving,
overworking, cruelly beating, tortur
ing, tormenting, mutilating or cruelly
killing any animal or knowingly al
lowing the same to be done.
Second By cruelly working any
old, maimed, infirm, sick or disabled
animal, or causing or knowingly al
lowing the same to be, done.
Third By uniieces'sarily failing to
provide any animal in his charge or
custody as owner or otherwise, with
proper food, drink and shelter.
FoUiJ-th By abandoning any old,
maimed, in firm, sick or disabled animal.
Fifth By carrying or driving or
causing to be carried or driven or
kept any animal in an unnecessarily
Section 51 provides for the proper
care , of animals during transporta
tion on railroads.
Section 52 forbjds bull battling,
cock fighting and similar sports and
section 74 of chapter 8 forbids dock
ing the tails of horses and fixes the
penalty at one year in jail and a
fine not to exceed $200.
In the enforcement, of these laws
the humane officers will find abund
ant exercise for tieir authority. It
will be noticed that the laws above
quoted say not only that it is unlaw
ful to commit certain acts of cruelty,
but also to 'knowingly allow them
to be done." This places a certain
responsibility upon every citiento
protect the helpless and to uphold
the law. ,
WHS DEMOCRACY DAY
Three Important State Convert
tions, the Tickets and the
IOWA HEX, DISAGBEE-ON
Two Resolutions Reports to Choose
Prom Wisconsin Nomi
Dps Moines. Ia., Sept. 4. It was 11
a. m. when State Chairman S. F. Mc
Council called the state Democrat!
convention to order in the new au
tlitorium. Only half of the delegates
were present, the attendance being
lighter than heretofore. The principal
issue was the wording of the plank
with regard to the indorsement of the
Kansas City platform. Charles A.
Walsh, secretary of the national Demo
cratic committee, asserted before thy
convention began that there was no
doubt about the indorsement, and that
the opposition would not have to ex
ceed, three representatives of eleven
ou the committee on resolutions.
Trouble Over the Resolutions.
By a vote of 7 to 4 the district
caucuses yesterday morning decided
that there would be no reaffirmation
or the Kansas City platform bv the
Democrats of Iowa. The convention
did its preliminary work and appoint
ed committees and then the i rouble
began. A recess was taken to let the
committees get to work and at l':4.1
the convention was called to order
again and there was no report from
tlie committee on resolutions. At 3:1
the committee on resolutions adopted
tlie lollowing resolution in hen of any
mention of the Kansas City platform.
"We declare anew our faith in the
fundamental principles of the Demo
cratic party and renew our allegiance
Two Reports on a Plat form.
i ne committee on resolutions re
ported to the convention at 3:."io with
a minority and majority one. They
agreed upon all planks except the first
one. Hie minority plank is as follows:
i ne j-icmoeracy or Iowa in conven
tion assembled indorse the principles
of Democracy as enumerated by the
last national platform adopted at Kan
sas t-iiy in i'.iuw. ine minority re
port is signed by four members S. A.
Brewster, Sixth district: C. O. Ilohv,
Seventh district: F. tj. Stuart. Eighth,
and Edward McDonald. Tenth.
The other report was as follows:
"We, the chosen representatives of the
Democratic party in Iowa, in delegate
convention assembled, hereby declare
anew our faith in the fundamental
principles of the Democratic party and
renew our allegiance thereto." This
after a long debate was adopted ."5M
to ."41 and so the platform says noth
ing on the silver or Bryan questions.
Synopsis of the Platform.
Following are the main points of the
declaration: Demands the throttling of
the monopolies that are classed as
trusts, and then changing of the tar
iff so as to help throttle them, by re
ducing it to a revenue basis: Iowa Re
publicans are congratulated on their
tariff plunk, which is claimed to be a
criticism of their leaders:, discrimina
tion in freight on railways is de
nounced and revision of the interstate
commerce law is demanded: the Boer
war is brought in by a declaration
that the government should not have
permitted thr British to buy supplies
here; the Philippine war is declared
unjust and it is demanded that our
aim should be to prepare the Fili
pinos for self-govern ment and then let
them decide on their own fate: tlie
Fowler bill is denounced, anil equal
taxation In the state is demanded.
Names Pat on the Ticket.
Following is the ticket nominated:
Secretary of state. Bichard Burke, of
Mahaska; auditor. J. S. McLniTi. of
(iuthrie county: attorney general, .lohn
Dennison, of Wright county: treasur
er. It. U. Chapman, of Des Moines;
judge of the supreme court (long termi,
Thomas Stapleton. of Iowa county:
clerk of the supreme court, Jesse Tripp.
or jasper county: supreme court re
porter, John F. Dalton. of Calhoun
judge of the .supreme court tshort
term), W. II. Quick, of Woodbury.
railroad commissioner, Thomas Beu
son, of Fayette.
HlUGEK STATE DKMOCKACT
Itusiness Delayed by the Committee on
Milwaukee, Sept. 4. The state Dem
ocratic convention was called to or
der yesterday at noon. After listening
to the address of Temporary Chairman
-Joseph E. Da vies, of Watertown. the
committees on permanent organiza
tion, resolutions awl credentials were
announced and an adjournment was
taken until 8 p. m. I'pon reassembling
Thomas I. Kearney, of Kacine, was
chosen for permanent chairman and
uiade an address.
At the conclusion of his speech the
convention was notified that the com
mittee on resolutions would not be
ready to reiort until 7 p. m., whereui
on a cry went up for former United
States Senator William F. Vilas for a
Vilas took the rostrum and talked a
few minutes, thanking the convention
for its kindly greeting. He Spoke of
Democracy as the party of the people,
and the only party which could right
the many wrongs inflicted upon hu
manity. He denounced trusts, criti
cised the national administration aud
counseled the Democracy of Wisconsin
to set an example which could be fol
lowed by the nation at large. The con
vention theu, at 5:30, took a recess un
til 7 o'clock.
. The convention reconvened at 7:4."
p. m., aud Mayor Williams, of Ash
land, presented the resolutions, which
were adopted. - They tii-st deplore the
untimely death of President McKinley
and express gratitude at tlie escape of
President Roosevelt fr.oin. death. in. an
IN AN EXPLOSION
Thirteen Known Dead and 17 In
Jured in an England
London. Sept. 4. An explosion oc
eurred today at the Tredegar Iron
company's colliery, near llhymley,
Monmouthshire, while 112 men were
underground. Thirteen are known to
be dead, and 17 seriously injured.
THUG WILL PROBABLY DIE
Cleveland SI an Vc a Rifle Pro lloero
Publico, us It Were.
Cleveland Sept. 4. Simon Johnson
a negro who gave his home at Chica
go, was shot down just outside the
residence of Attornev t'h.-irles If. Shel
don. ."i".)7 Euclid avenue, with a rifle
in the hands of Sheldon yesterday. The
lietrro tried to escane jifter linir shot
buf was trailed by bloodhounds and
The capture of Johnson, it is le-
iieveu. clears up tlie mystery in a se
ries of burglaries which has been te-r
rorizing the residents of East Cleve
land for three weeks past. Sheldon
was awakened by a noise in his house,
:iiiti nrlsiiiir lie s:iw th fwirrik 1iiit rmt-
side his door. He procured a rifle and
shot the man. The negro was taken to
the town hall and a iihvsician sum
moned. His injuries are probably fa
.iccmenr near l.cno.x. .Mass, yester
day. The piatform then denounces the
KepuWii-.-.n party, state and national
the tnst part of the document !eing
devoted to charges against the methods
or the Kepultlicans in state politics;
the Suvens urimarr election trill s
. tic nouiicei:; ootioie taxation is opposea,
while uniform taxation is approved;
the parochial school is welcomed.
Then national questions are taken up
and the tariff is deuotmced. as the
originator and supporter of trusts,
which are also denounced, and'' the
promise made that the Democracy will
prosecute them to the limit of the law.
The platform is almost wholly de
voted to state matters and there is no
mention of the silver question.
David S. Kose. mavor of Milwaukee.
was nominated for governor on the
DEMOCRACY OF TIIK Ill'CKEVi: STATE
Congregational MinUter Heads the State
Ticket Platform Points.
Cedar Point, via Sandusky. O., Sept.
4. Secretary of state, llev. Herbert, S.
Bigclow, Cincinnati: supreme judge,
Michael 'Donnelley, Napoleon; food
and dairy commissioner. Philip II.
Bruck. Columbus: member of state
board of public works. Joseph J. Pa ley,
Hamilton. That is the ticket, nouiina-
ted by the Democratic state convention
here yesterday, which was the occa
sion of booming its presiding officer.
Mayor Tom E. Johnson, for the presi
dency, and of introducing into Ohio
politics Bev. Herbert S. Bigelow, pas
tor of the Vine Street Congregational
church at Cincinnati.
The former has been conspicuously
before the public as representative in
congress and delegate to national aud
other conventions for years, but the
latter was not so well known until he
was yesterday made the standard-bear
er of his party and made a speech of
acceptance that was received with un
usual enthusiasm. Bigelow is 5 years
old, independent in his creed, and has
become prominent as a lecturer as well
as a popular preacher.
The convention was held with the
most pleasant surroundings with a
ireat bathing beach on one side of the
pavilion and garden attractions ou the
other side. It was a Johuson conven
tion throughout except when the name
of Krause, Johnson's personal friend,
was up for food commissioner. John
sou stood up for him. but ruled against
him when he wanted to vote proxies
in place of delegates who had gone
home, and Krause was defeated. John
son's keynote speech named trusts and
monoiolies. the money question and
The platform indorses and reaffirms
the Kansas City national declaration
of 1'JOO ami William J. Bryan's repre
sentation thereof that year: opposes
imperialism." -government by injunc
tion." trusts and monopolies; reiterates
Democratic opposition to protection
demands the iwpular election of sena
tors, and in state matters absolute
home rule for municipalities.
CONVENTION OF SOCIALISTS
Those of Iowa and Nebraska Nominate
Full TIfkets. '
Omaha, Neb., Sept. 4. The Social
ists held three conventions in one here,
nominating state, county ami congres
sional tickets. Tlie following is the
state ticket: For tJovernor, tieorge E.
Bigelow, Lincoln: lieutenant governor,
A. David Puili. Eairtield; secretary of
state, J. Phipps Boe, Omaha; auditor,
Thomas B. i.ippiucott, Blair; treasurer,
William Stolley, Crand Island; attor
ney general, J. H. Burley, Lincoln;
Ponca; superintendent of schools. Al
bert Dickiuson. Omaha. The National
Socialist platform was reaffirmed.
Davenport, la., Sept. 4. The So
cialists of Iowa held their state con
vention here and nominated the follow
ing state ticket: Secretary of state. AV.
A. Jacobs. Davenport; auditor, T. J.
(irant. Muscatine: treasurer, S. It. Mc
Dowell. Iike Park; attorney I general.
I. S. McCrellis, Des Moines; judge su
preme court. A. M. Iarsen, Waterloo;
railroad commissioner, James Lorimor,
Patch Falls to Iteat the Record.
Philadelphia, Sept. 4. The famous
pacer Dan Patch failed in an. effort to
beat the world's record of lu'.)lA at
Belmont race track yesterday. "His
best time was two minutes, as follows:
Eirst quarter. 01: hair. 5SVi: three-1
quarters, 1:25): mile Twelve
thousand people saw the race. Dan
Patch was pacedby a runniDg horse.
AND WIFE DIE
Leave Note Blaming
Trusts for Failure
DES MOINES TRAGEDY
Mr. and Mrs. James B.
Taylor Turn or Gas
Des Moines, Iowa, Sept. 4. Because
they could not get work .lames B.
Taylor and wife, Ann Taylor, wrote ;i
letter to the public, blaming th
greedy corporations and trusts foi
Husband Dead. Wife Dyine.
Then they turned on the gas at
noon today. The husband was found
dead, and the wife dying, in their
room at a boarding house.
They came from Ottumwa two
EDWARD EGGLESTON DEAD
Pas-"s jtwajr at Lake George, N'. Y. Au
thor of "Tlie Iloosier School uiaxter."
Indianapolis. Sept. 4. A special to
The News from Madison. Ind., says
that Edward Egglest on, author of "The
Hoosier Schoolmaster." died Tuesday
night at Lake tleorgw.
Edward Egglest on was born in -
vay, Intl., Dec. 1). IX! . His early
education was received in the countrv
ind village schools of that neighbor
hood and in a boys' school in Amelia
county, Va. He became a Methodist
minister in IX"7. and work on the
religious press occupied him from ism;
to 1JS72. In JS74 he became pastor of
the Church of Christian Endeavor,
Brooklyn. X. Y retiring from the min
istry in 1S70 and devoting himself to
literature exclusively. His most wide
ly know n book is "The Hoosier School
master." SUNK IN HARBOR MOUTH
Steamer That Made Rare for Life In th
Eudingtou. Mich.. Sept. 4. After one
of the most exciting races against
time ever run on I.nke Michigau. the
steamer Hattie B. Pereue lies sunk at
the entrance to Ludingtou harbor, with
its deckload of lumber gone, while a
high southwest sea beats over it. The
steamer had almost reached safety
when it went to the lottoui. a tug
having answered its calls for assist
ance and towed it almost into the har
bor. The Pereue" s trouble came off Big
Point An Sable. I.ate Monday night
the steamer began leaking fast and
soon became water logged. Captain
John Kemming kept the Itoafs pumps
working steadily and headed for this
lort, blowing whistles of distress as
he approached. Off I.udington tlio
steamer's decks became .covered and
the tires were extinguished, but there
was hopes of reaching safety, as th
tug had taken its liue uud was work
ing hard to get it into port.
Violent titles in England.
London. Sopt. 4. Violent gales have
swept over the w est coast .of England.
At BIaekiool steamship services are
suspended, houses have been damaged
at Bhyl. Wales. Anxiety is felt for
the safety of the fishing fleet. Tho
gale was severely felt at Belfast. Ire
land, where torrentlfil rains flooded the
streets. Business there is at a stand
still. The threat Northern railroad sta
tion and tlie opera house are flooded.
In Devonshire considerable damage
was done to the crops by a furious
gale. All the tents of the artillery camp
at Okehampton were blown away.
Utoodhounds After a Thug-.
Council Bluffs. Ia.. Sept. 4. Specials
to The Nonpareil say: The condition
of Sheriff Strain, of Monona county,
who was shot in the abdomen while
attempting to arrest' Edward Cams
continues to be serious. Cams, who
did the .shooting, is still in tiiding.
though n posse of several hundred men
with, bloodhounds has been searching
for him. A careful watch is being
kept on the banks of the Missouri riv
er, that bcybe not allowed to escap
to the Nebraska side, where he hag
Iricuda, . . , :