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the Full Afternoon United Press Report—Beat Afternoon Service In the United otates. VOL. 108 NO. 138. Ino SUUN IN. 1 STREET RIOT Woman Starts Battle in Kansas City Between Police and Fantics in Which Hundreds of Shots Are Fired. THE holy roller sect Leader Is Shot Through th Head and Body and a Daughter of One., of the Women Members 1 Fatally rtiot. in and cd, and the leader of the fanatics, a band calling themselves the "Iloly Rollers," was shot through the head and body and will die. A woman memberi of the band fled to the river and with her five children endeavored to escape In a boat. She was rowing away when a squad of of ficers came to arrest her and on her defying them a volley was fired Into the boat. Her 13-year-olJ daughter was wounded and died last night. The riot occurred In tV? busy City Hall and market district and almost in the shadow of the Central Police Sta tion started by a woman. One hun dred shots were fired, but although the district was crowded at the beginning of the disturbance, the spectators es caped Injury. 4 Dead. ALBERT O. DALBOW a patrolman. LOLA PRATT, aged 13, daughter of Sharp's male companion. 'i?'" v-sy Dangerously Injured. JOHN SHARP known as "Adam God" a street preacher. MICHAEL MULLANE, a patrolman. PATRICK CLARK, a police ser geant BS Slightly Injured. HARRY E. STEGE policeman.* GEORGE M. HOLT, probation offi cer. a, V" Police Looking for "Adam God." With two dead, two dying and one severely hurt as a result of a street fight yesterday between the police and a band of religious fanatic, the police today are considering stopping further street meetings. Lieut. Clark and Patrolman Mullane are not expected to live throughout the day. Clark was shot in the eye and Mullane in the back. John Sharp, the leader, known as "Adam God," is dangerous the affair. Louis Pratt, one of A. J. yesterday's fight. jims the LODGE FORTY Y~AR8 OLD. other proper observances had When the local lodge was installed there v.ero six charter members and the first meeting night one member s,«te auctioneers' kill more policemen. Several of the hours. The team circled the track 2o9 from their joined Sharp, ready for a desperate stand. quarters and are believed to have Floyd and McFarland started for an other sprint that last half an hour, Selzer, a retired farmer, has asked to have a slight wound dressed, He was struck by a stray bullet in Odd Fellows of Mount Ayr Plan Elab orate Celebration. MOUNT AYR, la., Dec. 9.The Mount! iui iiioti in this county and belonging to this case more puzzling. One of them 1b Major D. B. hold to the theory of murd lodge. Marshall, one time president or the police theory find «.rt*tv auctioneers' society and now mayor of Mount Ayr, and the others is Solomon Stail of Diagonal, Iowa. file member of the lodge that was tl]cn admitted by card is D. E. Thomas *'»o lives here, and is still a member, Mistake Was Fatal. KEWANISE, 111., Dec. 9.—Mrs. Nlch "las J. Demartli, wife of an attorney, Yesterday from the effects of oxalic ilc''i taken accidentally for epsom Baits. mm WARRANT IT FOR KIERNAN Detcctives Searching New York City P- J* Kiernan Former Pres. ident of Defunct Fi delity Funding Co. HE WILL FIGHT ARREST —r— Belisved That he Is In New York Con ferring With Powerful Political Friends and His Attorneys. JA, & 'ff KANSAS CITY Mo. December 9.— I NEW YORK, Dec. 9.—Detectives lo a riot in which religious fanatics day are searcning the city for Keirau, the police were the participants the former president of the Fidelity it 4 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, one Funding Company, now in the hands patrolman was killed and four wound- of a receiver, wanted on a warrant is- V/"-* w»- 5 sued at Pittsburg, charging larceny by the bailiff. They received word to-j day tmat Keiran, after leaving the train a North Philadelphia last night went to Newark, then came to New York by auto, it was rumored he came to confer with attorneys and powerful political friends in order to fight an at-1 tempt to have him arrested. Receiver Gilroy's Court Order. Receiver Gilroy today notified the detective department he had an order from the supreme court calling for an examination of Keiran and asking he be notified if Keiran was caught. Absorbing Topic in Nauvoo. NAUVOO, 111., Dec. 9.—The failure of the Fidelity Funding Co. has wrought great injury to all inhabitants of this village. The failure is dis cussed today by business men and farmers, who finally decided tj trust Geiran. Sister Mary, the head of St. Mary's Academy, declares there is no cause fpj worry. She beiicvis Kerian has done nothing wrong and will look out for the interests of those who trusted him. SCORE IN THE BICYCLE RACE What the Bicyle Riders are Doing in Speed Stunts at Madisor. Square. NEW YO" Dec. 9.—Score, 8 a.! m.: Four teams, 1,117 miles, ninej laps two te?.ms, 1,117 miles, eight laps one team, 1,117 miles, seven laps one team, 1,117 miles, six laps team, Fiv'e teams are and 8prlnts ed. The town is greatly excited over vals in two laps, picked up one 01 ___ •pnnQTi'VTPT the two laps they were behind, an-: was they'lost lap after lap. POLICE TRACING 1 Ayr lodge. No. 169. will be 40 years of ST. LOUIS, Dec. 9,-Inveshgat on age on the 28th day of this month and Into the mysterious death of the *H1 celebrate the event with proper shooting of Franc Hirschber. cernionles. A banquet will be held and was practically halted toda pendin„ band wounded, is dying at the hospital.! nounced tha*. they will try to gain I believe they are far from being ho» Hesays he will recover and live to ancther during the next twenty-four MURDER THEORY St. Louis Officers Now Think Hirschberg Might Have Been Murdered. An autopsy by a physician was held., The work of the police and relatives of was admitted hv card Two"©"the the dead millionaire the last twenty-: ch.r.7 1. four hours onlv served to make the Des Moines Register and Lead* charter members still survive, living!tour nours omy and now! support the suicide theoij Is clusive and are working 011 the mur der theory today. mm G00D7£$S.' I fl'sruToe- ftrrir IrtMATm OF VENEZUELA Is Expected to Take Place Any Mo ment as the Dutch Commander Has Been Discretionary one team, 1,117 miles, five laps one commander of the fleet now off the 1,117 miles, four laps one team, shores of Venezuela has been given 1,097* miles, one lap. Record, 1,112 full discretionary powers in the mat miles, seven laj i. ter of opening fire on Venezuela ac- actually Powers. "4 COURT OFFICIALS But Admit Luke Wright band disappeared from their old times, making up a tenth of a mile.' .. 1 dens which the tiuuk iin ,s carr that the outcome of the inquest begun by, Deputy Coroners Fath and Carriere. MUM! Commander of the Fleet Would Probably Bombard Coast Should Venezuela Fire on the Fleet. *ith orders to shoot to kill If he at-! crowd today. Bv a series of terrific sonally I believe the canals are of the tempts to shoot. Bloodshed is expect-1 relieving ea:h other at inter- AppbINTMENTS THE HAGUE, Dec. 9.—The Dutch out and an- cording to a statement issued today other so far back It has no chance of by Dutch court officials. Officials de- !'wounded. He escaped arrest and is flnjshlng in the money, and all world ny any information concerning the reviewed the experience of England at large. The police are seeking him. records in the six-day bicycling in! intention of the fleet commander but with the improvement of internal wa John Sharp, known as "Adam danger at the Madison Square garden admitted he would probably bombard terways and declared the experience God," leader of the fanatics. Is still js mecca of all sport lovers. Root: the coast should Venezuela make good: in his country are several lessons fot at large. The police are seeking him 1 Waltyour are the heroes of the'her threat to fire upon the fleet. I America to learn. Bryce said: Per- BY ROOSEVELT War and CAPITAL HAS still The ttlat Pvid evidence to I not con- Dec .9.—-Sen- ^.ng ever 80 years of age, and one of or Don Juan ,n w"sh-! sue Lafe Young for libel I jhe oldest members of the Odd Fellows "'due in Iowa, ister of foreign affair, who is in Wash ington 011 a special mission for his government, was probably fatally iu-1 jured and the Guatemalan minister to the United States, llerrarte, and Gen. John Drumniond, a wealt-iy coffee planter in South America were badly, hurt in an automobile accident late yesterday, other Nominations Lens which the Made Illinois—O. L. Campbell, lvnoxville Henry„C. Jones, Marion H. C. Bogue, Vermont. Iowa—A. W. Sleeper, Sheldon. LIBEL SUIT KEOKUK. IOWA. WEDNESDAY, DEC. 9, 1908. COlNBO XAi /fovv Com® 5 Thst iXVAi 7K££S fiomt Corner) fon. CxMTm AS THE HOLIDAY TIME DKAWS NEAE. 1 *-vr v? ih CANALS AN AID TO RAILROAD Ambassador Bryce Before the Rivers and Harbors Congress Points Out Their Aid and mm THEY ARE NOT HOSTILE Best For the Bulkier Traffic Leaving I the Lighter Freight and Pas- iSf?• senger Business to the Trunk Lines. WASHINGTON, Dec. 9.—That the, canals will not only compete with the railroads in carrying the nation's commerce but actually aid them is the statement made by James Bryce, am bassador to the United States before the Rivers and Harbors Congress. He IrS'^rn heav freight. It may be to Institute Suit Against Capital of that City. 9.—The WASHIM* I nsts arid the Register and Leader will hammering a game for a bunch of Does Not Fear Death. CHICAGO, Dec. 9.—Wm. Andrews, convicted of killing his wife last March waiting execlution Friday is said to be the happiest prisoner in the jail. He has been converted to religion and says ho does not fear death. -v compete with railroads, but in reality Named as Secretary of 'n®. thPirf' nVchtens thp6bur- WASHINGTON, Dec. 9.—Roose- roads. It pays them a large expendi-j names of Luke E. Wright, secretary of traffic in lighter goods which require war Truman H. Newberry, secretary 1 speedy transportation and their ever of the navy: Herbert L. Satterlee, as- increasing passenger traffic."' sistant secretary of the navy Daniel 'Bryce stated the Royal commission I J. Keefe. commissioner general of im- for investigation of the -waterways in I migration Rufus H. Thayer, judge U. Great Britain would shortly have a re-! trunk'Slin°s carrv bv regulating the bulky traffic to the ca-j W rps»n rpiipf tn the mil- ^iiey shooting, referring to the un nals and is really a relief to the rail s. district court. China Wade H. El-! port ready that would aid America in were examined before a jury was lis, assistant attorney general. Fol- h:r plans. --v f'- selected. The jurors were in cus 01 lowing postmaster: eleven weeks. Over three million DALY SAYS IT WAS WRONG TIP Race Horse Men Supported Hughes Two Years Ago Believing He Was "Right." WATERBURY. Conn., I)ec. 9.— "Father" Billy Daly, the veteran horse man, is sponsor for the declaration that New York turfmen supported Governor Huliges two years ago with DES MOINES, Iowa, Dec Capital yesterday secured an injunc- i,e[ the Governor favored racing and Hon In the district court against the that they were afterwards thrown News and Register and Leader for 1 down by the executive. According to campaign fund of $110,000 in the be- a Diplomats in Smash-Up. using alleged stnVii subscription lists. Daly the "tip went out that Hughes ,,».-/iTov Tlie News denies having stolen the was 'SMsi right for racing, as Hearst was suckers, enough to get together $30, 000 and place it across the board for Huhges. Now look what he done." Pierpont Morgan in Chicago. CHICAGO, Dec. 9— Pierpont Mor gan arrived hero today to be present at a banquet of the Chicago Associa tion of Commerce tonight. & Jlow W/sTCH WofcS- pn Favors Canals. y. -Hp. av be ^id^they One of the Most Sensational Trials In 1 the History of American Juris prudence Comes to a Close. *1L HAS BEEN SENSATIONAL San Francisco Grafting Cases Caused Pjicides Attempted Assassina tions and Divided les and Friends. SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 9.—The Ruef case goes to the jury this even ing after one of the most sensational trials in the history of American juris prudence, involving countless clashes between counsel, the attempted assas sination of Heney, causing the suicide of Haas, followed by that of Chief of Police Biggy, the whole batteries of solid intrenched higher-ups had been trained to prosecute the entire com munity torn in twain, friends separat ed and families divided by the argu ments. Attorney Hiram Johnson, Henev's successor, is prepared to 1 limited expense which the grafters would seud the higher-ups now rank ing capitalist, bankers, etc., to the pen itentiary. The trial lasted fifteen weeks, three da's- Nearly two thousanl veniremen words exclusive of the old records were introduced. The extremest pre-j cautions, and the heaviest guards, are about the courtroom. Cifij *00.006 CO4.0 r*tn KUEF CASE TO GO TO GRAND JURY Over Rates. REDUCE FREIGHT RATES Says Barber and Suggests That Only •, Remedy is in Federal Control of Corporations—Brown Opposes. CHICAGO 111., Dec. 9.—The issue be tween the shippers of the conutry and the railroads, which, broadly, is said to be whether the plow follows the loco motive or the locobotive the plow, was joined at the annual banquet of the Illi nois Manufacturers' Association here Tuesday. W. C. Brown senior vice president of the New York Central lines, delivered an elaborate plea for the participation for the railroads in the country's prosperity, while Ohio C. Barber of Akron, Ohio, president of the Diamond Match company, vehem ently asserted that instead of contem plating increased freight rates, which perhaps "ultimately will go, by means of some American helless, to enrich foreign noblemen," the roads should be calculating how great a reduction they should in fairness make to ship pers. Mr. Barber in his address referred that the latter, in his attempts to edu cate the public to a belief that higher rates are necessary, "perhaps is taking his cue from the late T. Barnum, who said the public was fond of being being humbugged." "William H. Vanderbilt," said Mr. Barber, "who succeeded his father, the commodore, without the latter's brain sj0ck, make the speech of his life in closing jncreased. for the prosecution, with the severest! arraignment of grafters and "respect able'' people supporting the higher ups, the dramatic reference to the STANDARD 0,1 HOLD CONFERENCE MEMORY LAPSES I Seems to be a Chronic Complaint With Witnesses in the Standard Hearing. NEW YORK, Dec. 9.—L. J. Drake of the Indiana Standard was on the! 4 stand in the bUn^ard dissolution suit, this morning, in an company is responsible for the gen Kellogg eral introduction of gasoline. forced the admission it was not the pioneer in this phase of the industry, Technical testimony was read into the record by minor witnesses. One bit, of testimony was introduced to show 'iJ which never thereafter should Read The Daily Gate City, Keokuk's Best Newspaper, 10 CENTS PER WEEK W. C. BROWN AND BLACK HAND IN BARBER CLASH NEW YORK CITY President of Diamond Match Company Twenty Persons Injured in a Panlo and Senior Vice President of Central Lines Disagree EIGHT PAGES. and ability, recognized the public wMJPlwrlcrusly injured in the shooting affair the words, "the public be damned/' and the public has been damned ever since by one scheme and an other emanating from the brains of men of his ilk and force." Mr. Barber declared that at the beginning of the panic last winter the railroad accentuated the result of the panic ia every direction and tried to blame conditions on President Roosevelt. "It seems to me," said Mr. Barber, "that the Interstate Commerce Com mission is absolutely impotant in pro tecting fully the Interests of the pub lic. The railroad has become so great a part of the business of the country that there ID no power in law that can control it. They* (the railroads) inturn control legislation and prevent legal actions by the over-powering weight of their influence and the ex pense of litigation against them. Mr. Barber, in closing, declared that the only remedy for correcting the evils of overcapitalization would be a federal corporations act, with the rail roads all in one corporation and a gov ernment guarantee of 4 per cent on the Rates Reduced Ten Per Cent. Mr Brown's address presented a care ful review of the increase in the price of every commodity within the last ten years, save alone freight rates, which region. he said had lagged behind. He said The area? of low pressure are In that if the expenditures of the rail- northern Montana and ipper Call roads for 1907 could have been made at fornia, Oregon and Tdaho. prices obtaining 1S97 the railroads of a vear ago that from 1898 to 1908, Were Together for Over an Hour and Declined to Give Out Statement. WASHINGTON, Dec. 9.—Taft and Cannon had an hour and a half's con ference this morning. At the conclus ion Taft said both agreed not to dis- os a or re 95 per cent of the first grade of ilium-, inating oil was sold at a profit of three —Tell your neighbor about getting cents a gallon. The cross-examination a complete newspaper for ten cents a developed the failure of memory of week. The Daily Gate City contains .witness on any other fact. all the news. Th(iv haye a furth(jr conference at 5 p. m. tomorrow at the Longworth horn,, with members of the ways and means committee after which a statement will be issued to the press. While 110 intention of the subject of the conference is given out it 's thought the main topic was the tariff. I f00t. •a Started From an Outrage Com mitted in an Italian Ten ement Section. BOMB DOWN AIR SHAFT Dropped From an Adjoining Building Exploded With Terrific Force 'o! —Started Panic in Convent. NEW YORK, Dec. 9.—Twenty pej sons were injured in a panic started in a convent early today when a bomb wrecked a live story Italian tenement on East Sixty-third street. Five vic tims of the black hand outrage are in the hospital suffering from serious in juries. The tenement was occupied by eighteen families. A bomb waa dr* pped fror* the roof of an adjoining building down an air shaft and ex ploded with terrific force. The shock of the explosion terrified the Sisters of tue Holy Rosary convent., which stands across the street from the wrecked tenement and they fled to the street. WHAN CHANG HAS ESCAPED Alleged Accessory to the Murder of Durham White Stevens Cannot be Found. SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 9.—With the beginning of the trial of I. Whan Chang, on a charge of the murder ol Durham White Stevens, the distin guished diplomat, Ming Woon Chun, the Korean, ant. alleged accessory, has escaped the surveillance of the district attorney's office. Chun waa which cost the diplomat's life. Since' his discharge from the hospital no trace of him has been found. Back to Lecture Platform. GEORGETOWN, Tex., Dec. 9.—W. J. Bryan delivered an address before 500 Southwestern University students and others last night. He wac intro duced by Regent R. S. Hyer. A ban quet at Moof1. Hall and a reseption at the home of the regent were tendered In honor of Mr. and Mrs. Bryan. jS TODAY'S WEATHER FORECAST* Indications for Iowa, Illinois and Mls souri Wired from Chicago. For Keokuk and Vicinity: Fair to« night Thursday increasing cloudiness. For Illinois: Fair tonight and Thursday. For Iowa: Fair tonight with warm- er north portion increasing cloudl« ness Thursday. For Missouri: Fair tonight in» creasln- cloudiness Thursday. I Weather Conditions. The barometer is high over the central valleys and the southeastern portion of the country, with decidedly cool weather in the eastern gulf and south Atlantic states, anil it is warm e:- in the lower Missouri, l.pper Miss issippi valleys and the western lake LiSht snow hiL the country would have saved $676,- "ons of the upper Mississippi valley 000,000. He confirmed the charge made and freight rates had been advanced on! f^tly below the freezing point 1 897 articles, but he added that in the 1 indicated in this.| ^ecU0" tough b 876 articles, and that the net result was a reduction in rates oi 10.69 per cent. I TAFT AND CANNON lal'?u ,1 ln some ,Llle lake region. Falr Galland S O.S --0. '|)or" weather with temperature coming cloud Thuibday. River Bulletin. Fid.Stage. Height. Cling. R'nfal] 1 St. Paul .14 Frozen La Crosse .12 Frozen Tracc Davenport .1.") 0.8 -0. 5 .... ,4 .... Keokuk 15 0.5 xl .... St. Louis .30 S.9 -0 .7 .... xRise. -Fall. The river will sta- tionary. C., B. & Q. Bridge, Bur.ington. Iowa, Dec. 8.—The present st'ge of the riv er is 9 inches above low water maik, a fall of *.iV™ inches since last re port. Local Observations. Dee. Bar. Ther. Wind. Weather 8, 7 p.r.v 30.19 30 S10 Cloudy )', 7 a.m.... 30.2:1 24 N\V C.ear River above lew water of 1864, 5 tenths change in -'i hours, ris-e 1 Mean temperature, 26. Maximum temperature, 35. Minimum temperature. 17. 1 FRED Z. GOSEWISCU, Observer. v.-1.-. *38 remain nearly A'