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the Full Afternoon United Press Report—Best Afternoon Servlee In the United ttMtee. VOL. 108. NO. 136.. HOT* AT THE CAPITAL Re-assembling of Congress Draws the Attention of the United States to the Washington Lawmakers, CONGRESS CONVENES Sherman Annuonces That Taft and Speaker Cannon Wilt Have a Conference Sometime During the Week. WASHINGTON, Dec. 7.—Congress convened promptly at noon. The sen ate adjourned at 12:15 until tomorrow. Sherman announced today that af ter conferring with the president a conference was agreed upon between Taft and Cannon here this week,, the time not being determined. Representative Townsend of Michi gan, formally announced today that he is not a candidate for the eaker ship. The resignation of Judge Labbous R. Willey of Missouri, of the United States district court, at China, was accepted by Roosevelt today, who ap pointed Rufus H. Thayer, of this city as his successor.- Secretary Cortelyou today announc ed tha'. there has been 831 bids for the thirty million Panama bonds of which 150 were accepted. Bills were introduced to the house loday to grant separate statehood to New Mexico .and Arizona. rl A resolution to appoint a committee ot five to investigate the purchase of the Panama Canal property and ascer tain what portion of the purchase price if any went tto an American syndicate, was introduced in the house today by Rainey, of Illinois. The house adjourn ed at one this afternoon until tomor row. The Payne resolution giving the ways and means committee authority to en force the attendance of witnesses at the tariff hearings passed unanimous ly. No debate. Piles of Washington was the first senator on the floor today. He was followed by Teller of Colorado, then Piatt of New York, leaning on the arm of his secretary. -W "f y: CONGRESS OF 1 MINERS ENDS J. H. Ricnards of Idaho Elested Presi dent and a Missouri Manjor Vice President. of Denver. Col. Denver, Col. Secretary—J. F. Callbreath of Den' fer, Col. The directors elected are: E. Telegram from Taf'.. REV. GREGG FLINGS wHh ASK Will BIG APPROPRIATION Congressman William Lorimor Will In troduce a Bill in Congress Ask- ,, ing For Appropriation JflS of $9,000,000. ipssllliiffl •ha. ^mfK-'Mvft&l TO AID DEEP WATERWAY 4^,^-mm Would Start Work All Along the I III nois and Mississippi Rivers— tsA.rtk'.'•!?v Ground For New ''C'" r. Request. tf..T- CHICAGO, 111., Dec. 7.—Congress, man Wilhum Lorimer, one of the pion eers in the movement to connect the lakes with the Gulf of Mexico by a I ship water way, will introduce in the session of congress that opens this! week a bill carrying an appropriation of $9,000,000 to add to the 520,000,000! authorized by Illinois, and also appro priations with which to start the work all along the Illinois and Mississippi rivers. Mr. Ixirimer returned last weekj from his extended trip through the) northwest, and at once plunged into the work of getting his bill in shape for the present congress. Ground for New Request. Mr. Lorinier's intention to ask the federal government to fei.e Illinois $9,000,000 for use in building the water way through the water power zone, although the reason for this is under-1 stood among the government eu-j gineers, adds a new and interesting: feature to the big undertaking so far as the Illinois taxpayers are concern-1 This phase of the situation wasj made clear by Mr. Lorimer in his speeches for the bond issue through-1 out Illinois, but it appears to have es-| caped particular attention. The ground on which the $9,000,-j 000 will be asked is that the federal government should build the locks in conformity with the federal regula-, lions, and i- so doing will further es-j tablish its control of the w£.ter way. BIG SIX DAY BICYCLE RACE, French Firm Offers a Purse of $2,000 if Record is Broken by Foreign Team. NEW YORK, Dec. 7.—At Madison Square Garden sixteen teems in the six day bicycle race started at mid night. At 8 today the leaders covered 185 miles, 4 laps, 3 laps better than the Bedell Brothers in 1902. A purse of $2,000 by a French firm of cycle I manufacturers is offered if the record is broken by a foreign team. Logan, of Ireland, is leading, the balance trailing short distances. At 9 this morning the score was nine teams 20G miles, 5 laps, new rec- orc] PITTSBUR-, Dec| 7.—The conven- The score at 10 o'clock: Ten teams Hon of the American Mining congress! 227 miles, seven laps four teams 227 adjoumed Saturday. Officers elected miles, six laps one 22G, nine laps are I one 226, four laps. President—J. H. Richards of Boise, I At noon the leaders were three Idaho. niiles three laps ahead of the previous „rgSS Vice presidents—Dr. E. R. Buckley record. of Flat River, Mo. John Deem of Salt Lake City, Utah, and W. F. R. Mills JJQUALITY, FOR English Papers Say That Bromley of Denver, Col. H. Foster Want Equality With Men They Bain of Urbana. III. Samuel A. Tay-1 Should be so Treated. ior of Pittsburg. x' .j LONDON, Dec. 7.—If the militant suffragettes The reading of a telegram from Taft! with men they should not complain !n which the president-elect said that' that, their rioting members are handled the mining industry of this country! like men in Saturdays outbreak at flecerved all the assistance which the "Albert Hall." This is the substance government can render it, and that! of replies of many English papers to mining resources of the country must! day on the charges of brutality that be conserved, caused much enthus-j^he suffragettes were making against lasm. tl,ree Hints That Speaker Will be Mashed if He Gets Caught Between Acting Governor Sherman Grants a. Taft and Temperance. I Stay in the Billik Murder 1 'ISSiT® Case. WASHINGTON, Dec. 7.—"Taft and stiuctur Temperance have a great deal to do Uncle Joe Cannon. Taft and: Governor Snerman today granted Her Temperance are heavy bodies and Cannon gets caught between there will be little left pr," if man reform bureau in a letter covering] ST. LOUIS, Dec. 'he opening of congress today. "Wash '"gton statesmen used to obeying Arch •'okl letters are beginning to find in structions In letters from home," says Gregg. Insist on absolute equality hundred "bouncers" wjo sup- I pressed the riot. 1 AT MR. CANNON BILLIK GETS A REPRIEVE, JAN. 29 SPRINGFIELD, 111.. Dtc. 7.—Acting Billik of Chicago, were t.'je comments of Rev. A. oir„m', head Gregg, secretary of the Alternation-, Spanish Vice Counsel Suicjdes. St. head. hi 7.—Charles Ek-1 stromer, the Spanish vice-counsel at, St Louis, committed suicide at his home here today, by taking poison. cS'/t7U r'iViVi' mm A ,, ¥. »i ........... MEN AT CAPITAL Washington Has More Notable Men I Appropriations, According to the Esti in the City This Week Than Before in Its Ever History. ITaft Will Preside at the Conservation Calls For Better Transportation Facil- Conference and Roosevelt Will Give the Opening Ad dress. cap- Roosevelt will give the opening td-1 dress. Gov. Chamberlain, of Oregon, the address on behalf of the governors of states, and representatives of the house and senate will speak. Definite plans for the improvements of the waterways and harbors of 'he Pacific coast will be urged on congress by jtlle WOx^EN ALSO I Pnniish PaDers Sav That if Women congress. Pardee of California, Dr. N. G. Barloek of Washington and A. national rivers and harbors cu'.- ARKANSAS RIVER CHANGING COURSE Sections of the River Front at Pine Bluff Menaced by the Chang ing "tream. PINE 11 LUFF. Dee. 7.—Tile Arkan-, front today are menaced by the floods.! Several houses have been pulled back from the stream and the changing ear® KEOKUK, IOWA, MONDAY, DEC. 7, 1908. BUNCH OF I MONEY NEEDED mates of Departmental Heads, Goes Into the Blljions, $824,408,948.01. FOUR BIG MEETINGS I THE NAVY INCREASE ities, Navy Yards and For tifications—Pension Ap- propriation Bill. WASHINGTON, Dec. 7—ILe itol entertains this week more dis- Uons aggregating $824,'08,948.01 are tinguished men throughout the r.oun- estimated according to the ciepart try than ever before. Besides i-on-1 mental heads reporting to congress to gress four great conventions of gen- Cortelyou, necessary the com eral object of improvement, the con-1 year srevation of the country's natural re-! T^e following sources, first formal meeting of tie joint conservation conference tomor low afternoon, with Taft WASHINGTON, Dec. 7.—Approprla- ments: executive, Fairbanks, Ambassador Brvce, jg gjj,730 pensions, $161.018,0U0 for Carnegie, Gompers, Seth Lowe, Can- tjficatjons and other defense $17,263, 1 non, Garfield and Secretary Wilson rivers and harbors, $41,943,198. 'are among the spqakers. This is the first year the Pacific coast has been represented at the national rivers H. Devers of Oregon will present the Winnipeg Police Arrest Several Par I plans for the improvement of riyers and harbors in that region. of its course saved many others. It is OlxVlun wmuo that more will 1 toppled Into the flood before evening.] nnn Danger still threatens the Crushed Skull With an Axe CAM1, 111.. Dec. McRill is dying. —Dally Gate City, 10 cents a week.! coed Monday., —Read the v. ant column. are the apportion- Legislative, $13,178,177.95 $415,510 state, $4,320,- presid'ng i494-"2: treasury, $190,896,645.11 war, $234,093,150.10 navy, $137,510,387.99 irterior, $200,532,151.05 postofRce, $1, 711,040 agriculture, $18,817,626 com merce and labor, $13,043,845 justice, $9,890,020. Among the important individual estl mates are increase in .ne navy to $23,840,790 navy ordinance, $7,020, 405.79. Coal, transportation for the I navy, $5,000,000: navy yards stations, CAUGHT GANG OF SHOPLIFTERS ties Who Systematically Rob Stores. I WINNIPEG, Dec. 7.—Philip Green baum and Sophia Wilson, A. M. Cope- allf] 1 sas river is constantly changing its ]jfters. The police are wiring to Chi course and new sections of the river qTMnN WANTS larger: |ndications are Strum, FORT All PRINCE. Dec. KiWA ZrtQLATffr 3 CARRIE NATION IS IN EURO PE. Carrie N ation—I'll show you fellows a few new wrinkles LEWIS PROMISES A X'*t land, Alexander Matthews and a negro er, of Illinois, president of the arrested after robbing a jewelry store nois miners. are said by the police to be a gang that is operating with crooks in Amer ica for the disposal of diamonds, silks. furs that are secured by the shop-, cag0 ew York. Cineionait, Omaha an(i ienver for information. President of the United Mine Work- ere Issues a Statement in De- i' fense of Assaults Made 0 by Enemies. & WILL EXPOSE PARTIES Vfi 1 At the National Convention of Miners He Says He Will Take Make Off and Reveal Perfidy. INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 7.—President Lewis of the United Mine Workers in a statement to the United Press today, said: "My attention has been called to a paper published in Illinois con taining a number of articles designed to reflect upon me personally as an officer of the miners. These are in spired by certain officers of the organ ization with the knowledge there is not a cintilla of truth in the publish ed statement. Those who seek to promote their personal interests by as suming the position of character as sassins are the worst enemies of the labor movement and society in gener al. I shall not at this time dignify those individuals by naming them, but when the national convention meets, the mask will bo torn off and the per fidy of those men will be exposed. Too much of my time has been spent in building up the miners even to permit, the selfish and prejudiced personal enemies to destroy it. The mine work ers will know the facts in due time. Those attempting to injure my nam' and reputation will pay the penalty when the facts are understood." 1 THE PRESIDENCY Would Like Leader Succeed Alexis. to mean that Simon himself wants the place and intends to see that nothing Hains Trial Monday. interferes. Fouchard reached Port Au NEW YORK, Dec. 7.—Justice Crane Prince yesterday. It. is rumored to- Fl.ishing of the supreme court has de- day he is out of the race. elded that the Hains trial shall pro- 'tMs® Wis The statement refers to his record and challenges investigation. Lewis is being voted for in the presidency I race and is opposed by John H. Walk llli- REV. MARY GRAVES DIES. Firct Woman Ordained to Unitarian Ministry Passes Away. BOSTON. Dec. 7.—Rev. Mary T-Ian 11a Graves, the first woman to he or- dained to th- Unitarian ministry in 71. She Massachusetts is dead, aged I was ordained at Mansfield That the Revolution- and had occupied pulpits in Earlville, 111., and in this state. Sackett Drops Dead Chas. trance to the Postal Telegraph build- $15,000,000 Secured by tho Washington Water Power Company. New York and Boston Syndicate Fur nish the Cash For a Water Power Plant Near Spo kane, Wash. ground wires in Spokane and a three story power and passenger station, 100 by 200 feet. Work on the power plant is under way and other improve ments will bo started early next spring. far no one has been able to ascertain who is identified with the enterprise. I That the company lias ample financial .. ... I backing is evidenced by the large in- vestments Spokane and othei. 1)arts the of tlie state. I STEEL FREIGHTER WEEK OVER DUE Belief that the D. M. Clemenson With Entire Crew Has Been Lost is Growing. DULUTH, Dec. 7— Despite the fact that the belief of the steel freighter, D. M. Clemson, a week overdue in this port has been lost and a crew of twenty-four perished, several tugs were sent out from here today to con tinue the search for the vessel. It is feared the freighter went down with all hands in a terrific galo which swept Superior last week. Due to Injuries. ASHTABULA, Ohio, Dec. 7.—Ves selmen here believe that the steel freighter Clemson sank as the result of injuries received during October, when it was entering the local ha boi. It struck a stone of the lighthiuFe pier and three holes were knocked in its side. It was not believed to be serious and was patched with cement. It is believed that this was opened in the heavy waves of a late storm. I The men's quarters were below the! water line. It is thought .hilt they must have perished. CHAMP CLARK CHOSEN TO LEAD Successor to John Sharp Williams Makes Urgent Plea For Har mony in Coming Session. WASHINGTON, D. C. Dec. Rep resentative Champ Clark of Missouri,, Vucsday was chosen minority leader of the. house of representatives Saturday] night at a caucus of Democratic mem- hers of that body. Clark's election was unanimous. His name was suggested to the caucus by the retiring minority leader, Senator Elect John Sharp Williams, of Missis sippi. Resolutions were adopted thank ing Williams for his services to Uie party on the floor of the house. Springfield Bank Closed. SPRINGFIELD, 111.. Dei- 0f ing. ital is $100,000. —Keokuk made goods are as as any other goods. Buy them help local industries. the bank was ordered, Read The Dally Gate Oity, Keokuk's Best Newspaper, 10 CENTS PER WEEK WESTERN CO. OIL KING WAV GETS THE MONEY GO TO LONDON Six'Million Dollars of .•» Bonci Issue of: Reported That John D. Rockefeller EIGHT PAGES. lit#: Has Purchased London Prop erty and Will Begin Erec- tion of Palace. EXTEND. ELEC'-RIC LINE FASHIONABLE SECTION if*- Bond Street is Wondering What Part the Prosecution in the Standard Oil Has Played in the Move. [Gate City Special Service.1 ''OXDON. Dec. 7.—Join 1) Roeke SPOKANE. Wash., Dec. 7.—Six mll-'foller lion dollars of a bond issue of $15,000, 000 and $1,000,000 derived from new stock, authoribed by the stockholders of tli3 Washington Water Power com pany at a meeting in Spokane, Decem ber J, will be expended In Improving and extending the company's railway, power and lighting systems in and near Spokane the next few years. A syndicate of New York and Boston capitalists has taken over the entire boiul issue at a price not given out by the directors. The money will be used in erecting a largo power plant near Spokane, the extension of under-j nul" become a member of Lon don colony of fashionables for at least a part of every year, according to indications discovered today when It was learned the American oil king had purchased houses 3S and 4J, Queen Anns Gate, and begun their de molition to make way for a marble palace. When tlie news reached Bond street today it caused considerable speculation as to what part t\. prose cution of tlie Standard had played in influencing Rockeleller in purcliac ng this home. ANARCHISTS BLEW UP MAGAZINES Believed that Natives Destroyed the Station at Dundum in Which Many Were Killed. Robert E. Strahorn of Spokane, pres. ident of the North Coast Railroad company, which has already invested more than $5,000,000 in right of way and terminal land in this city, also announces that car shops and round' houses with facilities to accommodate] several hundred miles of linfc will be erected in Spokane, probably in the western part of the city. The com pany, which is building a steam rail way from Spokane to Puget Sound, owns several electrical plants In the central part of Washington, but so Heavy Draft Made on the Home Regi. CALCUTTA, Dec. 7.—Native an archists at Duuduin, a military station six miles from here, arc believed to be responsible for blowing up the mag azines ammunition at that place in which eleven native spldiecs_»were killed and twenty-six injured. %,*•* f, ENGLAND PREPARES FOR TNDIA WAR ment for Service India. in LONDON, Dec. 7.—A heavy draft ot the English Home Regiment, for ser vice in India, was ordered by the war office today. The troops have made ready to embark for India as soon as it is possible as a threatened Indian uprising is believed to be imminent. TODAY'S WEATHER FORECAST. Indications for Iowa, Illinois and Mis souri Wired from Chicago. For Keokuk and Vicinity: Fair and warmer tonight and Tuesday. For Illinois: Fair ton.ght with warmer northwest portion Tuesday I fair and wrrmer. For Iowa: u'air and warmer tonight and Tuesday. For Missouri Fair tonight with warmer north portion Tuesday lair and warmer. Weather Conditions. A low barometer in the St. Law rence valley has been attended by warmer weather in the eastern por tion of the countrv, and there have been rains from the western gulf through the lower Mississippi and 1 Ohio valleys to the eastern states, tho rainfall being very heavy in east Ten nessee and New York City. The crest or high pressure extends from the Oregon coast tc the central Mississippi valley a.ul eastern Texas, and snow from the northern mountain region to the upper lakes has been fol lov.ed by fair much colder weather, with a cold wave. In the uppei Missouri valley the temperature is rising with a low bar ometer in Alberta. Fair weather, with rising tempera ture is indicated in this section to- River Bulletin. Fid.Stage. Height. Cling. nfall St. Paul .14 Frozen La Crosse .VI 3.0 x(). Dr.venport .15 1.2 x(). Galland S 1 .1 -0. Keokuk .15 1.3 -,0. xRise. -Fall. I The river will tionary. The The cap- ?ood —Keokuk made goods are as good and as any other goods. Buy tlicm and help local industries. 0.02 .4 St. I/iuis .30 10.5 -1, .0 remain nearly Wind. Weather 3 tenths. Mean temperature, "S. Maximum temperature, 35. Minimum temperature, 22. FRED Z. (JOSEWISCII, Observer.