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press Report—Bert Afternoon
Service In the United mates.
VOL. 108. NO. 139.
,n interview With United Press
Liter Mary Signed as Many as Sixty
Blank Notes at One Time
For Klernan to
Wilson, staff correspondent
NAUVOO, 111., Dec. 10.—In
interview today Rindenber
book-keeper and auditor
Tfor St. Mary's Academy, de
red that Sister Mary had
en duped into giving Kier
|nan blank signed notes for liim
fill in the amount, and finally
convent was deeply in debt
1 she was in his power. Sis
Iter Mary signed as many as
•sixty-four blank notes at one
Rindenberger said that
July books showed St.
[Mary's schedule of notes
to be out-standing
[against the convent «. were
lamounting to over a million.
SINGING WORK a
I AT CAREY SCHOOL
ftogram to be Given This Afternoon
and Tomorrow Afternoon to
Which Parents are Invited.
This fternoon and Friday afternoon
I fine musical programs will be render
ed by thepupils of all eight grades of
the school. It will be entirely chorus
|»ork and is under the direction of
I Prof. P. C. Hayden. These chorus mu
|iicals are for the benefit of the parents
a? well as for the children who take
for it is enjoyment for the for
raer and education for the latter.
This afternoon the pupils of: the
row the pupils of the second, fourth,
I The Alphabet Song Emma Doud
Shoemaker Mrs. Gaynor
House on Tire.
™nnie Schmoker ... G. W._ l'ieias
The Shell J. M. Adam
Old Glory Oliver
UFT AND CANNON
Opinion Prevalent That Comprehen
sive Plan For Improvement
of National Waterways
Will be Taken.
If Congress Does Not Act at This Ses
sion Taft Will Make
Lullaby's Mrs. Gaynor.
Salute to the Flag Mrs. Gaynor
The Turkey in Lament.
Three Little Houses.
AND THE TARIFF
WASHINGTON, Dec. 1.6.—Taft and
Gannon held a second conference late
'-'s afternoon, and unless all signs fall
latter will put on a pair of spec
'acles that will allow him to look into
the tariff question from the angle same
Taft. The republican members of
,"e wa -s and means committee will
present at the meeting but they
j*re not expected to play any part
Taft's friends assert they were mere'
I"'* to "save Uncle Joe's face."
—Do your Christmas shopping with
Subject in His Spec
WASHINGTON, Dec. 10.—That the
labors of the National Rivers and
Harbors congress will result in favor
able consideration by congress of a
comprehensive plan for the Improve
ment of the national water ways is
the general belief today. If congress
does not at the present session take
a decided step it is expected Taft will
include the subject in a call for the
special session after March 4. Champ
Clark, the democratic leader of the
house, declared today if the rivers
congress presents a comprehensive
and feasible plan for waterways to
congress it will undoubtedly be en
Cannon Says Talk's Cheap.
Cannon on the rivers and harbors
congress, said: "It is pretty hard to
look Into their faces and resist the
temptation to say something agree
able, remarking that his action with
in the next two and one half months
would not be true to myself and true
to you if I were not candid to you in
sofar as my vote Is concerned. If
•we enter upon policies faster than we
are ready I. would like some of you
gentlemen to come to my district and
stump for me at the next election. I
agree the rivers and harbors should
be sufficiently improved but let's be
practical. Talk's cheap but actions
are other things. If perchance it were
possible—it's not possible—the rivers
und harbors committee reported a bill
providing the Issuing In ten years,
year by year to meet the expenses of
the waterway improvement of a hun
dred million dollars worth of bonds,
I'd not vote for It. It would bq.co
mitting the country to a policy
ting a great quantity of ill advfied
projects before congress. Did it ever
to the governor5
first, third fifth, seventh an easier it is to support an appropria
tes are taking part, while tomor-,
UQn naUonal treasury than
eighth and tenth grad conservation of the national re
form the chorus. The program is asl^
C. H. McCurrei,
(faclng Garlield) bnt
/'""I heavens, Garfield, the forest service
Deneen on Water Power.
Governor Deneen of Illinois at the
ranal can be conipleted
SIXTH ROOM. next five years that the work of con-
would commence within
year. The cost of construction from
the foot of
Utica, on the Illinois river ou
twenty millions from which there
wou]d be an
annual return from water
power of two and a half to *o an
three quarter millions, or
E E A N
v. I trust
it 3 Considered So Imminent That
Heavy Owners of Stock ^Are^
Insuring Against a Slump
RATE IS 25
%:.• •*. •.
Austrian Troops Sent to the Frontier
Are Mutinous and^Freqeut Mil-
a| a 8,age where
drainage canal to
authorized by the people at the last, mrrrt
Hill Denies Rumors
election. Thereafter the income would MAW InxiAiiUliO
be spent for general purposes.
NO MERGER AT
not be merged into one line, at leasL
.I. Hill, chairman of
the board of directors of the Great
'impression l-'revalls That Uncle Joe Nortbern railway. owners and lessees of play houses in
and the President-elect See There have been persistent rumors grea^ number of western cities are
Alike. [or some time that the roads will be
'"St* merged into one system, but Hil-
there Is nothing to the i-eiwrt.
as far as he knows, at the prose i.
10—In the pow-1
LONDON, Dec. 10.—War between
Austria and Servia considered is so
imminent that heavy owners of stocks,
fearing an inevitable slump that
'l has expended four million last year. jn Lloyd's e.ainst an outbreak,
'and I see they almost want
war, began insuring
Llovd's rate insuring against war in
conservation conference today, de
clared the Illinois part in the work on Troops are Mutinous.
the proposed lakes to the gulf ship ODESSA, Dec. 10.—The spread
numerous military exe-
takjng place. Positive in-
this was received today.
rjgjdiy suppressing the news
disaffection but lt
that entire companies
in seventeen years all bonds'
enroute to the
refusing to obey orders
government is deeply alarmed,
Seventy-five Between Chicago and
San Francisco to Go into a. «.
CHICAGO, Dec. 10.—Seventy-five
Bur" I theatres between Chicago and San
lington and the Great Francisco, including play houses in l10wer® ®PP0
1 nnnmueei/Mi ill r»W«
Omaha, Denver, and San Francisco,
'are to be merged into one company.
ST. PAUL, Dec. 10. The *3re^it 1 accord!""^ to the Daily News which
Northern and Burlington roads wnl
gtory to an authoritative
Klaw and Erlanger are said
to be the prime movers in the exten
sion of the so-called trust, although
0j|lers are (it ciared
Commissioner oftered t0
to get uno mc
to be interested.
speeding toward Chicago
tf) confer w(tb
Erlanger and the ?t-
for the combine.
Castro Reaches France.
__ BORDEAUX, Dec. 10.—Castro Vene-! a ten-foot embankment near McKen
Startling Facts Expected.
officials of the Austin
Powder company which is said
have wltndrawn from the trust. They
say startling facts will be disclosed.
-Daily Gate City, 10 cents a week.
Castro arrived at 10:30 from Paul
llac by rail, where he landed to
escape the reporters. He declined an
interview. He receivd a delegation
from the French foreign office at tho
KEOKUK, IOWA, THURSDAY, DEC. 10, 1908.
THE REVERSED PERSPECTIVE.
As the Kaiser looked yesterday and as he LOOKS today.
Rivers and Harbors Congress in Ses
sion. at Washington is Aroufc.
,ing a Deep and Wide
PER CENT ABOUT PANAMA
three months is 25 per cent and a few they can't go longer undeveloped. He
underwriters are accepting this pre
mium. The rate against the Austro-
the troops that Austria
js sending to tile
frontier has reached
A committee on resolutions with
Pardee of California, chairman, has
been appointed to receive suggestions
relative to plans for the consummation
of improvements actions desired. Sen
ator Newlands, of Nevada, suggests
if a plan for a full national control
does not meet with the absolute ap-] bie Rice said:
proval of the governors they are em
commission in own states and gather
information and present it with sug
gestion to their state legislation,
that is to result into enactments of
laws because the public opinion se
Today's session was devoted to for
estry in the morning and waterways
I Northern Pacific Train Ditched.
BISMARK, N. D., Dec. 19.—Running
at rnpid rate to make up' lost time,
I the Northern Pacific North Coast lim
ited, coaches and sleepers ran down
here this afternoon from I zie and rolled over on their side.
There was no opposition Twenty-five passengers were injured.
and the Castro party
the story of was driven at once to the hotel.
Carriages It is reported one man bled to death.
Coughlln Funeral Services.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 10.—The fu
neral of the late Rear Admiral Cogh
lan took place at 11 o'clock Wednes
day, the service being held at St.
John's church by Chaplain Smith of
the U. S. N.
•VHiiHlf' if 5
Brazilian Ambassador Dcclare it Will
Not Separate the Two Conti
nents But Increase ...
WASHINGTON, Dec. 10.—Presi
dent Van Cleave of the National As
sociation of Manufacturers at the riv
ers and harbors congress today de
cfared his organization was in thor
ough sympathy with the improvement
of the national waterways and that
referred to the need of improving tli
transportation facilities to keep pace
with the manufacturing progress.
Joaquin Naduco, the Brazilian am
bassador, declared the Panama canal
would not separate the two continents
but would increase their sympathy.
Calvin H. Tomkins of the New York
board of trade on transport tion de
clared that though the imminence of
common need was temporarily lulled,
In secret sections that a spirit still
threatens to thwart any comprehen
sive plan of improvement.
JURY SAYS DAVIS
IS NOT GUILTY
Omaha Man bn Trial For the Murder
Dr. Rustin is Acquitted of
the Charge on the
OUT ALL NIGHT
Was Unemotional and Shook
Hands With the Jury and Said
the State Gave Him a
OMAHA, Neb., Dec. 10.—Frank
Davis, who has been on trial for the
murder of Dr. Rustin, was found not
guilty by the jury this morning.
The acquittal of Davis ended the
most celebrated trial in the history of
Omaha. All night the jury struggled
to reach a verdict. One juror stood
out on the verdict of manslaughter,
but he yielded on the nineteenth bal
lot early this morning. Davis and his
attorneys and his brother were in tho
court when the verdict was read.
Davis was unemotional. He shook
hands with the jury and thanked each
one. So did his brother. Fred. The
state was unrepresented in the court.
When the trial closed Wednesday,
Davis was ordered in the custody of
a sheriff and stayed in the court room
until 12 o'clock, waiting the verdict.
He discussed the trial briefly, saying
that he thought the state gave him
a square deal. At midnight Davis was
taken to a hotel where he slept
soundly the rest of the night. He was
awakened by the officers this morning
when the jury was ready to report.
'Abbie Rice is Glad.
Hearing of the Davis acquittal. Ab
'I am glad, so glad. I
always doubted in my mind whether
he really shot Rustin and merely told
the story as Rustin told me. I was try- in
ing to solve the mystery of the death
and I don't believe he shot himself.
I don't know more than I told."
Abbie will go to Des Moines as soon
as formally released. If her husband
sends for her she will go to Youngs
town, Ohio, and reform.
AND HIS FAMILY
Pope Today Blessed President-elect
*Taft Family—Taft Friendly
ROME, Dec. 10.—The Pope Wednes
day blessed Taft and his family In
the presence of Archbishop Glennon.
Pope that he had received a
from Taft, expressing his friendliness
to the Catholics.
Iowa Senator Wants Telephone and
Telegraph Companies Regulat
ed and Future Stock Is
TO PREVENT WATERING WRONG
Purpose Also Is to Have the Inter
State Commerce Commission to
Know Exactly the Nature
of Securities Issued.
WASHINGTON, D. C., Dec. 10.—
Senator Dolliver's bill to provide for
government regulation of future issues
of stocks and bonds by telegraph com
panies and telephone companies en
gaged in interstate commerce, attract
ed much notice in congressional cir
cles today. It is looked on in many
quarters as the most important bill
that has been Introduced in either
house thus far in the session. Senator
Dolliver has been working on It for
a year or more. He iias conferred
with President Roosevelt about it and
it has the president's approval as to
its general plan. He has also con
ferred with the interstate commerce
officials about it and got advice and
counsel from many sources. Senator
Dolliver does not expect the bill to
pass this session but he wants it dls
I cussed and hopes that In the long
session one year hence it will be
He will discuss it in the senate af
ter the holidays.
Senator Dolliver said today that he
had discussed his plan as embodied
in this bill with Senator Allison some
months before, the latter's death. Sen
ator Allison favored the idea. The bill
in brief proposes that no Interstate
carrier, telephone or telegraph com
panies shall be allowed to put out
future issues of stocks or bonds with
out the sanction of the interstate
commerce commission otherwise,
sudh issues will be void. Senator Dol
liver made this statement about it
Hepresentative Hepburn and mem
bers of the interstate commerce com
mittee of the house will go to Pan
ama Dec. 18 and spend Christmas
week seeing the canal.
TRYING OUT THE
BIG CORLISS ENGINE
Was Started This Afternoon at 2 and
is Being Rnu Slowly to See if
Anything is Lacking.
All Keokuk will be pleased to know
that the new engine at the power
plant will soon be running and the
arcs will soon be on again also the
street cars will run after supper, which
will mean a big help to the mer
Thi afternoon the big engine was
started slowly and was being tried
out to see that everything would run
smoothly before putting any load on
the engine. The engine will be run
slowly until it is ascertained that ev
erything is in first class shape when
it will be put into service and the city
will once more have lights and cars.
Expert machinists and engine men
have been working on the engine ever
since its arrival and have
ceeded in getting the big machine in
running order. Only a few minor
things are yet left to be attended to
and night power will soon be a real
ity again in Keokuk.
ing wave of sedition. report.
Banks Sue Pittsburgers. Local Observations.
PITTSBURG. Pa., Dec. 10.—Four Dec.
against makers of notes discounted by
Kelrnan of the Fidelity Funding com-
of St Louis, who is one of the first the United States district, court here, hours.
persons received by the Pope since The amount of the protest fee will
his recent illness. Glennon told the I reach $60,000.
—Patronize the business men of
your own town.
York, have been entered in I864, a fall of
Bead The Daily Gate Oity,
Keokuk's Best Newspaper,
10 CENTS PER WEEK
Robbers Hold up a Fa6t Great North-
em Train But Are Prevented
From Getting $20,000
Did Not Know How the Train Was
Made up so the Fireman Cut
Off the Cars Ahead of 7
SPOKANE Wash., Dec. 10.—Th«
presence of mind of Fireman Perrin oa
a fact Great Northern train early to
day saved $20,000 which the express?
company was carrying. The train was'
flagged outside of Hillyard and thread
men jumped on to the tender. One!
of them covered the engineer with aJ
revolver while one other took Perrin
back and uncoupled the express c"ar. I
It was still dark and the bandits did!
not know the make up of the1
train and Perrin stopped ahead of the
express car and uncoupled only the
mail and baggage cars. Tie engineer:
and the firemen were then forced to'
run the engine and the ca*: a mile up
the track. The trio then looted the
mail and baggage cars and then es
caped. A posse Is pursuing.
Turkeys Wants $18,750,000 and Aus
tria is Willing to Pay $12,
key and Austria are again divided on
the amount of indemnity that the lat
ter is to pay the former for the annex
ation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, ac
cording to the foreign office today. A
difference of $18,50,000 separates the
two nations. Turkey is demanding
$31,250,000 and Austria is refusing to
pay more than $12,500,000.
Cremated in His Own Home.
FREMONT, Oliio, D"- 10.—In a
fire at Woodvllle tod&j Dr. G. Barnes,
a veternary surgeon, was cremated in
his home. An old man was rescued
in his home adjoining but the building
TODAY'S WEATHER FORECAST*
Indications for Iowa, Illinois and Mis*
souri Wired from Chicago.
For Keokuk and Vicinity: Rain ort
snow tonight and Friday colder Fri
For Illinois: Rain or snow tonights
and Friday warmer northwest por
tion tonight cooler Friday.
For Iowa and Missouri: Rain of
snow tonight and Friday warmefl
northwest portion tonight colder Fri
The barometer is high in the eaat«
prn portion of the country, and the
weather is fair and colder in the north
Throughout the southern half of tha
country the weather is cloudy, the lowl
barometer central in western Iowa,
heavy rain has fallen in Texas, on tha
gulf, and it is warmer In the Upper,
A high barometer is entering in
OregCi., accompanied as yet by no de
cided iuil of temp°rature.
Threatening weather, with arin or
snow, is indicated in this section to
night and Friday, becoming cclder.
I River Bulletin.
I Fld.Stage. Height. Chng. R'nfall
India When Bill Becomes a Law
Providing For Summary Ex
ecution of Traitors.
CALCUTTA Dec. 10— Practically
marital law will prevail throguhout
India when a bill providing for the st. Louis
summary trial and execution of trait
ore and anarchists introduced by the xRi^e. -Fall.
India council today becomes a law. c., B. & Q. Rridge, Burlington, Iowa,
The bill has long been demanded by December 9.—The present stage of the
English residents of the empire as river is 5Ms inches above low water
the only possible way to check the ris- mark, a fall of
inches since last
suits, brought bv eastern banks! 9,7 p.m... .30.32 30 E Clear
10,7a.m....30.13 29 SE Cloudy
River at the low water mark of
tenths in past 21
Ther. Wind. Weather
Maximum temperature, 3.).
Minimum temperature. 23.
FRED 3. GOSEW:SCH.
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