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Snow tonight; Friday, fair. Cold
wave tonight; colder Friday. Temper
ature tonight, about zero. Temperature
at 7 a. m., 22; at 3:30 p. m., 26.
J. M.SHERIER, Observer.
All the JVetvs
All the Gime.
That' The Irgxx.
VOL'. LIV. NO. 98.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 1905.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
EIGHT COACHES PLUNGE
Disaster Meets Milwaukee
Overland at Mel
FALLS THIRTY FEET
Death List Remarkably Small--
Twenty-four Are In
jured. Des Moines, Iowa, Feb. 9. Two per
sous were killed and 24 injured in a
wreck which took place a mile and a
half west of Melbourne on the Chi
cago & Milwaukee road today.
The I J rail.
H. M. MARSH, conductor.
C. A. MORRES, brakeman.
P. II. Reid, Perry.
(I. W. L.aroy, baggageman. Chicago.
C. W. Jen-son, mail clerk. Cedar Rap
ids. Iavid M. May, Marion Junction, S
C. S. I.awson. mail clerk, Marion.
I. A. Halligan, Moreland, Iowa.
Clarence Ongman, Chicago.
Anna Disinger, Perry.
Minnie A. Taylor, Sheridan, Ohio.
J. II. Wixel. Chicago.
II. R. Goyke, St. Iuis.
J. J. Huston, Omaha.
(Jus Rachrake. Holland. Minn.
Alden Jones. Sanor, S. I).
Charles Masterson. Roone, Iowa.
Edith Winters. Omaha.
Charles E. Clark. Bayard, Iowa.
Mrs. F. A. Smith. Marion. S. I.
J. C. Hanks. New York.
George P. Dewall. Omaha
Ralph Morrow, baggageman, Coun
W. J. Wait, mail clerk, Marion.
J. 12. Wood ley. porter.
P. H. Ray, engineer.
The wreck was caused by a broken
KuRlue l.rutra Hull.
The Overland flyer with a double
header passed over a trestle 100 feel
long and Co Mt high on its westbound
journey. The second engine jumped
the track just as the bridge was reach
ed and eight coaches pitched down
through the bridge-carrying the tim
ben along with the cars. The obser
vat ion car alone remained on the
Help Itunheil to Ci'fBf.
Physicians were rushed from Pern'
und Marshalltown. The observation
car filled with wounded was taken to
Rboades where all were treated. The
trestle is a complete wreck. Not a
stick remains standing.
Chicago. Feb. 9. General Superin
tendent D. I... Hush, of the Chicago.
Milwaukee & St. Paul road said:
"The wrecked train was the Over
land Limited No. 1. which left Chi
cago for Omaha at C.O't Wednesday
night. There were nine coaches and
two engines. All but one engine and
the observation car are in the ditch.
"The bridffo was 2o feet long 'and
IS feet high and was totally destroyed.
Our dispatches do not give the cause
of the wreck. The list of killed and
Injured will be made up as soon as it
can bo obtained."
Two Killed on I own Central.
Marshalltown. Iowa. Feb. 0 In a
rear end collision on the Iowa Central
between New Sharon and Moore, this
morning. Conductor Pargdell and
Hrakeman IVnn. both of Oskaloosa.
Storm of Rain and Sleet in the Soutn
Moves East Trains Carry
Ixiitisvillo. Ky.. Feb. 9. While con
ditions resulting from the long contin
ued rain and sleet worm show slight
Improvement in the southwest today
there is no betterment of the situa
Hon from the Mississippi to the At
lantic coast. Telephone and telegraph
company lines are in but little be:
ter condition and message are being
tent by trains between cities where
communication is Interrupted. Thi
storm has moved north and eastward,
its effects being fv It today in Non.li
Nothing has been heard from At
lanta by wicc for 14 bmrs.
Ex-Federal Judge Expires.
Chicago, Feb. 9. Funixr Federal
District Judge Henry VY. Hlolgett. died
today of old age at his home in Wau
tegan. a&cd S4.
MANAGER DAVIS OF
Chicago. Feb. 9. An indictment
charging Manager Will J. Davis, with
manslaughter on account of the loss
of life at the Iroquois theatre fire was
quashed today by Judge Kursten on
the ground that the document failed
to show any omission of duty on the
part of Davis.
FIGHT BEEF TRUST
Iowa Producers Organize to TaVe
Care of Meat Output
of That State.
TAKE VAN SANT'S ADVICE
Movement Launched at Meeting of
Corn Belt Meat Producers
IVs Moines, Iowa, Feb. 9. The Corn
Pelt Meat Producers' association ot
Iowa decided yesterday that it will
fight the railroads and the packers by
organizing an independent packing
house system in this state. The mon
ey has aireaifv been subscriber! lor
the erection of a plant.
It is proposed to control the killing
of every pound of beef offered for sale
in the Hawkeye state, also to make
arrangements for the disposal of the
surplus finished product in Chicago
and other markets.
Inoplred ly Speeelieo.
This is the first organized state ef
fort to break down the trust of the
packers and at the same time deal a
decided blow to the railway pool, and
was engendered by the speeches of
Gov. Cummins of Iowa, ami ex'-Gov.
Van Sant of Minnesota delivered be
fore the association at its session in
this city Tuesday. .
SHOOTS INTO CROWD
Adolph Stromberg Draws Revolver at
Moline Dance Last Even
ing. Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Stromberg, of
Moline, attended a dance at the Tri
City hall. Fifth street and Third ave
nue, in that city, last evening. When
Mrs. Stromberg was dancing with a
man whom her husband did not think
a fit person for her to associate with,
Stromberg objected. There was a
scene, and the angry husband was
ejected from the hall, his wife remain
ing. As Stromberg reached the street
pulled a revolver and fired two shots
at the crowd. No one was hit. This
morning Stromberg was arrested,
charged with carrying concealed wea
Ions. He was sentenced to serve ly
days In the county jail.
TAYLOR ISATJ0L1ET MEETING
Head of Watertown Hospital Helping
Plan Conformity to New Law.
Dr. W. E. Taylor, superintendent of
the Watertown hospital, and H. A. J.
MacDonald. chief clerk of the institu
tion, are at Joliet meeting today with
the heads of other institutions of the
state. The object of the meeting is
to fix the prices and quality of goods
that must be bought by the institu
tions from the penitentiaries of thr?
state in conformity with the new law.
So far there has been considerable dis
crimination in the quality of the good
furnished to the different institutions
and there has also been a variance in
the prices charged. Dr. Taylor, who
is president of the association of asy
lum institutions of the state, therefor
called a meeting of the association,
which was held at Springfield Monday,
and after comparing notes the discrep
ancies were discovered, and the meet
ing at Joilet is the result.
GO BACK TO WORK
Essen. Feb. 9. A convention of
strikers of the entire Rhenish-West-phalian
coal region adopted a resolu
tion today to return J work.
France Gets Share of Guns.
Constantinople. Feb. 9. The Fran
co-Turkish dispute it - is now under
stood will be compromised. France se
curing an order for a share of the new
guns destined for the rearmament of
the Turkish artillery.
MUCH LIKE WAR:
Washington, Feb. 9. The following
cablegram has been received at the
war department from Gen. Corbin at
"Brig. Gen. Carter reports an en
gagement of scouts with Pulajanes, at
San Jose, Samar, Feb. 2. Six guns
were captured. No casualties.
"Feb. 3 Gustin. second lieutenant
of the Philippine scouts, was wounded
moderately, one scout was killed and
"A thousand Pulajanes were located
at Mount Tago, due east of Calbayofi.
Our forces are cooperating with native
troops, with good effect.
"Have ordered an additional battal
ion of infantry to Samar to have them
there should .heir services be required.
The governor general was consulted
and approves. We agree in general
RIVER AND HARBOR
Would Increase Year's Deficit and
Cost Republicans Loss of the
House it is Argued.
Washington. Feb. 9. Members of
the senate appropriations committee
have begun to confidentially inform
the senators that there can be no riv
er and harbor bill passed this session.
The word is passed around that the
most rigid economy must be practiced.
Senator Allison has told his associates
that without, the river and harbor of
the public building bills the deficit for
the year will aggregate $4.0oo.(.uo.
Tlie senior senator from Iowa says
that to increase that sum will cost the
republicans the next house in his judg
Nearly every member of the senate
was preparing to offer amendments to
the river and harbor bill when it came
from the house, thereby largely adding
to the sum it carried. Senator Allison
realized that fact and caused the in
formation to be distributed that no bill
of this character can be passed until
the next session.
EX-U. S. OFFICIAL TO PRISON
Iowa Supreme Court Decides W. A.
Richards Shall Serve Time.
Ie-s Moines. Iowa, Feb. 9. The Iowa
supreme court today affirmed a decis
ion of the lower court which sent ex-IX-puty
United States Marshal V. A.
Richards to the penitentiary for IS
years for complicity in the holdup of
Peter Sullivan and wife at Hamilton.
Iowa, two years ago. Richards will te
taken to Fort Madison immediately.
BILL TO DIVORCE CHURCH
Paris. Feb. 9. The government's
new bill providing for the separation
of church and state was presented in
the chamber of deputies today amid
amdause. The bill does not differ ma
terially from the project of former
COMERFORD IS THE
Representative Who Made
Springfield, 111.. Feb. 9 Represen
tative Comerford was yesterday after
noon expelled as a member of the
house and his name stricken from the
rol'.s, the first instance of the kind in
the history of the state. His expulsion
was the climax of a series of sensation
al charges of corruption and attempted
bribery made by Comerford against
members of the legislature, which were
Investigated by a special committee
which found the charges utterly un
founded. Yesterday this committee reported
its findings to the house. It made no
recommendation but the reading of the
rejxm was followed instantly by a res
olution providing for Comerford's ex
pulsion. The resolution cited Comer
ford to appear before the house today
and show cause why he should not be
onirrfMrri I-frad Hi Action
Comerford waived his right to pre
pare his defense and stated that he
w2 ready right then to defend himself. 1
He was taken at bis word and in a
brilliant speech of more than an hour's
duration reviewed iio testimony taken
at tie investigation, and fiercely
scored the committer; for so limiting
th scope of the investigation that
"God Almighty himself, if He came
here, would have been prevented from
getting evidence against a sedf -confessed
I-aoaa--f M-mlM-r I.lara.
He denounced certain members of
the house for the nature of their tcs
I'mony before the committee, which
be claimed was eo far different from
proved by House.
BUT 17 OPPOSE IT
Democratic Substitue Shows
Washington, Feb. 9. By a vote of
326 yeas to 17 nays the house passed
the Esch-Townsend bill extending the
authority of the interstate commerce
commission to fix railroad rates.
Washington, Feb. 9. The Davey
bill, the democratic substitute for the
railroad rate legislation, was defeated
in the house 151 yeas, 189 nays.
Washington, Feb. 9. The house to
day entered upon the last day of the
discussion of the bills to regulate
freight rates. According to the rule
adopted Monday a vote will be taken
at o'clock this afternoon, first on the
minority substitute known as the Dav
ey bill and should it fail of passage,
then the Esch-Towmiend bill.
The debate was pened by Pierce
of Tennessee who, , after announcing
that the president, Jn the -subject of
rate legislation, was the greatest lead
er that has lived in republican ranks
since the civil war, said he would sup
port the Esch-Town-Jend bill.
Cannot A wept I'lnan.
Washington, Feb. 9. The senate in
considering the agricultural appropria
tion bill todav struck out the amend-i
ment authorizing the secretary of agri
culture to accept gifts of land for for
est reserve purpose's.
From Gains Over McCaskrin in 13
Out of 16 City Pre
cincts. Springfield, 111., Feb. 9 Special.)
The canvass of 13 out of 1! election
precincts in the city of Rock Island
at :i p. m. today shows enough gains
for Cooke over the official canvass
to make his election almost certain.
Get Out of Ice.
Milwaukee. Feb. 9. The steamer
Naomi and tug Dan Costello have
been released from the ice pack off
Try Cassie March 6.
Cleveland. Feb. 9. The trial of Mrs.
Cassie L.. Chadwick has been set for
FIRST MEMBER EXPELLED BY HOUSE
Graft Charges Against Lower Body of Illinois Leg
by Vote of 121 to 13
what they had told him that "they
stood convicted as liars." He said that
all he asked was justice, declared that
he had nothing to retract, nothing to
When Comerford closed, members of
the investigating committee hotly re
sented Comerford's reflections on the
action of the committee. One after
another the members attacked Comer
ford for his attack upon them.
Mr( aakrn to Hwup.
One lone member, McCaskrin, of
Rock Island, made a plea for delay;
that the house might think over the
matter and not act in hot blood. No
attention was pai to it. Sheen, prev
hibitionist member from Peoria, offer
ed a substitute for the resolution of
exjHilsion. providing simply for censure
and deprivation of 'committeeship mem
bership. It was laid on the table with
a thunder of voices.
Drmndril the- l.at W ord.
A motion was made for the previous
question. Comerford, white-faced, ex
hausted and hoarse from his long plea,
arose and demanded the right as de
fendant of having the last word. It
was given him, and he sjoke briefly.
A roll call was then ordered, and by
a vote of 121 to 13 Comerford was ex
pelled and his name ordered erased
from the house rolls. When the final
decision was made. Comerford quietly
walked up the center aisie of the
chamber and out the door. Sjon after
the house adjourned.
Irraura .Mrmbera IVrJary.
There was a clash on the floor of
the hou.se after adjournment between
BY AN ITALIAN
Rome, Feb. 9. In the chamber of
deputies today Signor Socci (republi
"It is now a year since the hostili
ties between Japan and Russia began.
In the name of humanity the brother
hood of the peoples I express a wish
the butchery should cease. At the
same time I hope the Russian people
will reach the accomplishment of their
desire for liberty," and call attention to
the fact that the day I so express my
self is the anniversary of the founda
tion of the Roman republic."
The president of the chamber said
he did not consider that this was an
opportune moment for Socci's state
ment, but he was sure all deputies,
without distinction of parties, would
join him in his wishes and hopes. The
president's statement was greeted with
PAID THE SENATORS
$350 FOR SUPPORT
Witness in California Legislative In
vestigation Gives Direct
Sacramento, Cal., Feb. 9. In the
senatorial bribery investigation Joseph
S. Jordan, said to have been agent
for the accused senators, testified he
was employed by Clarence Grande of
the Phoenix building and loan associa
tion. He was asked if he could go
to any of the senators and make a
money proposition to them for their
protection in any investigation likely
to be held. Jordan said he had given
Senators French. Bunkers, Emmons
and Wright each $350 in cash for their
RED CROSS SOCIETY
IS NOW REORGANIZED
Secretary Taft Made President Bitter
Fight of Past Few Years
Washington. Feb. 9. The American
National Red Cross society has been
recognized under the act of congress
of Jan. The following were made
officers: President. Secretary Taft;
treasurer, O. 11. Keep, assistant secre
tary of the treasury; Jissistant coun
sellor, I-ouis Pradt ; secretary, Charles
The executive committee will make
up new rules and regulations. This
ends the bitter fight that has prevailed
in the organization for the past few
HONOR FOR THE PRESIDENT
Made Members of the League of For
mer German Students.
New York, Feb. 9. President Roose
velt has been chosen honorary mem
ber of the league of former German
university students, an honor accorded
to only one other, the grand duke of
Baden, uncle of the kaiser.
Representative Comerford and Repre
sentative Cerinak, of Chicago. Cermak
testified before the investigating com
mittee in denial of one of Comerford's
rejorts. Comerford walked toward
Cermak's desk and remarked that he
intended to "go after somebody for
"Do you mean me?" asked Cermak.
"Either you or Crok lied on th?
stand," said Comerford.
nllnl Coinrrford n l.lnr.
"You are a double-faced liar and a
sneak." exclaimed Cermak. "Instead
of delivering law lectures you should
attend a lecture by Lucy Page Gaston,
for it is evident you have cigaret
smoke on the brain."
"You shall answer to a charge of
perjury either before the committee oi
before the bar of the houo," replied
Comerford. and the quarrel ended for
the time being.
i lalraa a I'rarf Iral Jokr.
Comerford alleged that Cermak iar
ticipated in a meeting alleged to have
been held to prevent the boodle in
quiry. Tlie evidence showed that Cer
mak. to play a practical joke, on Rep
resentative Geshkewich. had a tele
phone message sent to himself and
Geshkewich to meet at the Inland ho
tel one night last week. Comerford
holds that the facts bear out a differ
Representative McCaskrin voted to
accept the report of the investigating
committee, but was excuse-d from vot
ing on the resolution of expulsion.
Representatives Magi'! and Reynolds
supported the tximlsiou resolution.
PEACE QUESTION BROUGHT
OFFICIALLY TO PRESIDENT
INDORSES ACT III
Jefferson. City. Mo., Feb. 9. The
Missouri house of representatives to
day adopted a resolution indorsing the
house of the Illinois legislature in ex
pelling Representative Comerford.
BLOWUP IN MINE
Ten Thousand Pounds of Dyna
mite Exploded at Calu
SIX MEN KNOWN TO BE DEAD
Hundreds Imperiled and Many Over
come by Gas Workings Badly
Houghton, Mich., Feb. 9. The Kear-
sarge mine shafts were all sealed to
day to smother the flames, thus shut
ting off the last hope of rescuing five
missing miners remaining underground
ind bringing the fatalities from the
dynamite explosion up to six.
KMMH) Pounila Kxpltitlril.
Calumet. Mich.. Feb. 9. Ten thous
and pounds of dynamite exploded witn
terrific force in the Osceola mine yes
terday, causing the death of probably
three men and injuring many others,
besides doing a large amount of dam
age to the underground workings of
The accident occurred at the eighth
level of shaft No. :J, North Kearsarge
Man Illown to IMorea.
Wiiliam Pollette, Jr., who was in
charge of the magazine, was blown
into uiotus. Eight other known dead
were all foreigners.
Several hundred nu n were working
on the different levels at the time. The
breaking of the air pipes gave them
warning ami they came to the surface.
The cause of the explosion is not
known, and probably never will be.
One theory is advanced, and that is
that Pollette was smoking.
Itrlirf I'nrty rtm.
Many men were rendered uncon
scious by the gas and smoke, but were
taken to the surface, where they re
vived. Six members of the relief party
were carried up overcome,
sealed to prevent probable tire.
The loss to the Osceola company is
large. No. a shaft was producing 1,000
tons of copper ore daily. The shaft is
badly damaged for SO0 feet. The mine
is filled with gas and all work at the
North Kearsarge branch is discontin
ued. CLOSE CALLS FOR
SIX MEN IN RIVER
J. Stackhouse, of Davenport, Lat
est to Go Through Thin Ice Near
Rock Island Shore.
Since yesterday morning six persons
have gone through the ice at the. ffxjt
jf East Seventeenth street while at
temp4ing to cross the river on Txit.
All were narrow escaped, the victim
in every instance dropping down into
he water up to his neck.
None had a closer shave than E. .1.
Stackhouse, of Uawnport. He was
in Rock Island on business. Talking
with a friends nt Eighte-enth street and
Second avenu-. not seeing a car in
eight, the novelty of a trip over the
ice struck him, and he- started off on a
trot for the r; - r. He got out from
the nhore probably t'ti feet when he
went down. The water at that par
ticular ioini was crr.5 u ra'dy over his
he-ad, ind he sae-i himself by gr;:i
bing hold of the ice. finally reaching
the; shore. He w nt to the clothing
store of Sornmers & l.aVell", where
he was fitted out with ne-w clothing.
The warm waier front the Twenty
fourth street sewer rots the ice a'sini
shore, making it ejur' nioly dangerous.
The city should iest danger signs.
REYNOLDS SENT IN
Washingten, Feb. 9. The president
today sent te the senate the nomina
tion ef James U. Reynolds, of Massa
chusetts te be. assistant Ke-cretary of
Menzef, the Artist, Dead.
Ik-rlin. Feb. 9. Adolph Von Men
zol, the artist, died today, axed 90.
j Interparliamentary Union
i Asks Mediation in
! Eastern Struggle.
"ANSWER IS WITHHELD
Argued Russia as Party to
Hague Agreement Cannot
Washington. Feb. 9. President
Roosevelt was urged today to take
some action looking to the termina
tion of the Russo-Japanese war. Tho
request was made by Inter-Parliamentary
union through its president. Rep
resentative Hartholdt. of Missouri.
Rartholdt explained to the president
that the consensus of opinion anions
members of the union and among
European parliamentarians with whom
he is in correspondence was that tho
president was the one man. with the
possible exception of the emperor of
Germany, who had Indicated no dispo
sition to try to bring tln war to an
end. who might be listenenl te em tho
subject with faver by Russia.
HnituF Hulo Appllm.
Hart hold t pointed that, although
Russia had intimated any offer of med
iation from whatever source, would r?
not only unwelcome, but woulel be re
garded as an unfriendly act, such atti
tude was in violation ef the plain stip
ulations ef The Hague convention of
which Russia was a party.
The president gave Rartholdt mi
definite? assurances- beyond promising
to consider the matter with Secretary
Not l.ikrly to .vt.
It is known te be? quite unlikely this
government will take any action look
ing to mediation until some assur
ances have been receivoel from both
parties 4e the pending conflict that
such action woulel not bo unwelcome.
I'liclit i;pe-tcil Soon.
Tokie, Feb. 9. Manchurian head
quart e-rs reiK)rts tho Russians have
continued the bombardinent in the di
rection of the Shakhe river since tho
night of the 7th. They continue on-
trenching in front ef Liuchenpao and
in the vicinity of Heikoiitai.
The impression prevails he-re the im
pending battle between the armies
of Oyaina and Kuropatkin will occur
before any material thaw takes place.
I-Mllor I'lavra It l:a .
St. Petersburg. Fe b. 9. M. Souvorin.
cditer of Novoe Vreniya. in a pessi
mistic review of the first ye-ar of the
war in trxlay's issue- of his paper at
tribute's responsibility for Russian dis
asters firstly to Foreign Minister
I-amsdejrff. Former Viceroy Alexieff
and Uaron Rosen, the last Russian
minister to Japan, whom he accuses
of drawing Russia inte a terrible war
by complete ignorance of the true
state? of affairs in the far east.
Slor-l la Dlaerrillteri..
Soiivrin detlares the reason for the
fall of Pert Arthur be-fore' the complete
exhaust iein of its means of resistance
was ihe eleath of MaJ. Gen. Kondra-tenl.-o
"who was the? real hero of the
defense of the fortress and who filleel
both civil and military mejn with cour
age while Stejessel only manifested
CONFESSES TO STEALING:
PROBABLY USED $500,000
Lyman S. Andrews, Employe of
Ogden Estate at New York
Lived at Rapid Pace.
N-w Yerk. Feb. 9. Lyman S. An
drews, former t-ecrctary of the late
Andrew H. Gr;en. anel a truuted em
ploye of the Ogde n estate?, has surren
deree! himself at the; district attorney's
office'. He in wanted In con nation
with j-hortage-s- estimated at from
J200.'iiii io ?.",. , and is under in
dictment for forgery in the; seeieinel ep;-gre-t.
It is alleged that Andre-wH dt-fraii'l-el
the Green and Ogelen cKiatex. He
lived in fine Myle, maintaining a camp
in the Adirondacks, Kporting automo
biles anei expensive carriages and in
other ways lived !n excep of his
MURDERERSENTENCED 70 DIE
Floyd Stollings Must Pay for Killing
of Rose White.
Igan. W. Va., Feb. 9. Floyd Sloll
ingn wa tejday fenter.ee! to life Im
prisonment fer the brutal killing of
Kese?- White, near Chapmarisvllle, last
Iece-mber. Floyd ' brother, Ballard
Stealings, and wife are now to be
tritxl as accomplices.