The Dally Gate City Reoelvee
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
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
ALBERT O. DALBOW a patrolman.
LOLA PRATT, aged 13, daughter of
Sharp's male companion.
JOHN SHARP known as "Adam
God" a street preacher.
MICHAEL MULLANE, a patrolman.
PATRICK CLARK, a police ser
BS Slightly Injured.
HARRY E. STEGE policeman.*
GEORGE M. HOLT, probation offi
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
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
kill more policemen. Several of the hours. The team circled the track 2o9
joined Sharp, ready for a desperate
quarters and are believed to have Floyd and McFarland started for an
other sprint that last half an hour,
Selzer, a retired farmer,
asked to have a slight wound dressed,
He was struck by a stray bullet in
Odd Fellows of Mount Ayr Plan Elab
MOUNT AYR, la., Dec. 9.The Mount!
in this county and belonging to this case more puzzling.
One of them 1b Major D. B. hold to the theory of murd
Marshall, one time president or the police theory find
auctioneers' society and now
mayor of Mount Ayr, and the others is
Solomon Stail of Diagonal, Iowa.
file member of the lodge that was
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
taken accidentally for epsom
Detcctives Searching New York City
P- J* Kiernan Former Pres.
ident of Defunct Fi
delity Funding Co.
HE WILL FIGHT ARREST
Belisved That he Is In New York Con
ferring With Powerful Political
Friends and His
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-
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
What the Bicyle Riders are Doing in
Speed Stunts at Madisor.
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
Fiv'e teams are
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.
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
St. Louis Officers Now Think
Hirschberg Might Have
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.
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-
band disappeared from their old times, making up a tenth of a mile.' .. 1 dens which the tiuuk iin ,s carr
the outcome of the inquest begun by,
Deputy Coroners Fath and Carriere.
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-
evidence to I
^.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
other Nominations Lens which the
Illinois—O. L. Campbell, lvnoxville
Henry„C. Jones, Marion H. C. Bogue,
Iowa—A. W. Sleeper, Sheldon.
KEOKUK. IOWA. WEDNESDAY, DEC. 9, 1908.
Com® 5 Thst
AS THE HOLIDAY TIME DKAWS NEAE.
*-vr v? ih
CANALS AN AID
Ambassador Bryce Before the Rivers
and Harbors Congress Points
Out Their Aid and mm
THEY ARE NOT HOSTILE
Best For the Bulkier Traffic Leaving
the Lighter Freight and Pas- iSf?•
senger Business to the
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
freight. It may be
Institute Suit Against Capital
of that City.
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.
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-!
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
eleven weeks. Over three million
DALY SAYS IT
WAS WRONG TIP
Race Horse Men Supported Hughes
Two Years Ago Believing He
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-
Diplomats in Smash-Up. using alleged stnVii subscription lists. Daly the "tip went out that Hughes
Tlie News denies having stolen the
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-
Favors Canals. y.
av be ^id^they
One of the Most Sensational Trials In
the History of American Juris
prudence Comes to a
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
The trial lasted fifteen weeks, three
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.
KUEF CASE TO
GO TO GRAND JURY
REDUCE FREIGHT RATES
Says Barber and Suggests That Only
•, Remedy is in Federal Control
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
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
"William H. Vanderbilt," said Mr.
Barber, "who succeeded his father, the
commodore, without the latter's brain
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
NEW YORK, Dec. 9.—L. J. Drake of
the Indiana Standard was on the!
stand in the bUn^ard dissolution suit,
this morning, in an
company is responsible for the gen
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
which never thereafter should
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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
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
"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
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
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
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.
Started From an Outrage Com
mitted in an Italian Ten
BOMB DOWN AIR SHAFT
Dropped From an Adjoining Building
Exploded With Terrific Force
—Started Panic in
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.
Alleged Accessory to the Murder of
Durham White Stevens Cannot
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.
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
For Iowa: Fair tonight with warm-
north portion increasing cloudl«
For Missouri: Fair tonight in»
creasln- cloudiness Thursday.
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
the country would have saved $676,- "ons of the upper Mississippi valley
000,000. He confirmed the charge made
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
was a reduction in rates oi 10.69 per
I TAFT AND CANNON
,Llle lake region.
Galland S O.S --0.
weather with temperature
coming cloud Thuibday.
Fid.Stage. Height. Cling. R'nfal]
1 St. Paul .14 Frozen
La Crosse .12 Frozen Tracc
Davenport .1.") 0.8 -0. 5 ....
Keokuk 15 0.5 xl
St. Louis .30 S.9 -0 .7 ....
The river will sta-
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
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.
FRED Z. GOSEWISCU,
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