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ths Full .Afternoon United Praia Report—Beat Afternoon In the United State*. VOL. ll(k NO. 141. in OF TEH IN NICARAGUA Wlanagua Jails Contain at Least Five Hundred Citizens Who are Be ing Treated Most Shamefully. ZELAYA IS A TYRANT Haa Placed a Detachment of Soldiers at a Bridge to Prevent American Marines From Crossing. BLUEFIELDS„Nicaragua, Dec. 13.— It is learned from an authoritative source that a reign of terror is being maintained in Managua, and that not less than S00 persons identified with political affairs are in chains in the prisons. A Catholic society has been ordered to cease sending food to the prisoners, and these are in a fair way to starve to death, as they were allowed only two cents a day for food. Zelaya, in order to create an impres sion that the sentiment of the people of Managua is hostile towards Ameri ca and Americans .recently ordered Emillo Estrada, a prominent Liberal and brother of the revolutionist chief, to organize a demonstration against that country and people, but this ha refused to do and Zelaya. had him ai raigned on a fictitious charge. It is understood that Dr. Julian Irlas, the minister general, who has many adherents^at Leon and Chlnandega, has been making attempts to start uprising in his favor as Ze'aya's suc cessor, but whether with Ze aya's con sent is not known. It is reported also that Irlas' home had been surroundel by soldiers. Further authoritative dispatches re ceived here state that SOO of Zelaya's forces have been entrenched for tho purpose! of preventing titer American marines from passing over the bridge into Corinto. Since Thursday, last, when General Estrada became practically certain that General Vasquez, in command oi a portion of Zelaya's troops, was at tempting to make a detour of Rama, for the purpose of seizing an unguard ed river point and descending on Blue fields, the forces of the provisional government have been acting with great energy. Rama has been occu pied and other less important river landings have been strongly guarded. All boats have been held in reserve to rush re-enforcements to any point that may be threatened General Chamorro and 250 men have arrived here to assist in guarding the entire sixty miles of the Escondido River from Rama to Bluefields. General' Chamorro left 300 men guarding the land passage between Bluefields and Greytown. In an Interview the provisional secretary of state. Adolph Diaz, de clared that the Zelaya troops would not be able to march overland front Greytown, because of the swamps and jungles, and they would not be able either to g?t the use of river boats. For these reasons General Chamorro co-'d afford to weaken the Greytown force without fear of the results. While the provisional government would welcome additions to the ma rlnes which the United States cruiser Des Moines has aboard, Secretary Diaz declared that Estrada's forces were ca pable of defeating any probable at tack on Bluefields. Scouting parties are out in every direction to determine the objective point of General Vasquez, who has naked for two days' extension of tho truce to enable him to communicate with Zelaya. As General Vasquez is in possession of a telephone system over which probably ten minutes would suffice to transact his business with Zelaya, this request is regarded with suspicion, and it has been refused. Not a Good Plan. 'oJ NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 13.—A cable gram received here by .members of the Latin-American colony from Estrada, urges thep to protest against the. plan he declares cxlco has .• formed for a Central American con federation. "This plan" he says, "would be ac COUPLE OF JUDGES HAVE BEEN NAB v. For the Supreme Horace H. Lurton of Nifehvllle, Tenn., Part of the Crew of the III Fated Car a Democrat is Named by Taft Court. CARPENTER FOR CHICAGO Both of the Nominations Were Sent to the Senate Today ard Both Are Protested by Labor. WASHGTON, Dec, 13.-'^° -»min ation of Judge Horace con, cir cuit judge of the sixth Vdlclal dis trict at Nashville, Tenn., to be assist ant justice of the Suprame court of the United States, vice Judge Peckham, deceased, has been decided upon by President Taft. It is expected Judge Lurkln's name will be sent to the senate today. Labor Protested. WASHINGTON, Dec. 13.—'The nom inal on of Judge Lurton of Tennessee, was sent to the senate today by pre sident Taft. The nomination was made over the protest of organized labor, which charges him with being unfair. It was Judge Lurton who declared the em ployers liability act unconstitutional. He was born in Kentucky in 1844 and Is a Democrat. He served on the federal bench in Cinnatti, with Judge, now president, Taft. Another Judfee. WASHINGTON, Dec., 13.—The nom ination of Judge Carpenter to be feder al judge of Chicago was sent to the senate today, from the white house. The labor union expresses dissatis faction wih some of his decisions and has sent a protest to President Taft. TWO IMMIGRANTS WERE KILLED Peculiar Accident in Chicago Sunday Which Cost Lives of Two of the Passengers. CHICAGO, 111., Dec. 13 —Two im migrants were killed and three men and one woman injured in a peculiar accident to a north bound Chicago and Northwestern passenger train in the northern part of the City Sunday. The tracks had been elevated recent ly and as the train passed a rail was torn loose. It ripped through the floor of the baggage car and through the smoker. In the smoker the torn up rail decapitated one of the immigrants and killed another who was sitting near by. The engineer and fireman were in jured. An immigrant woman and an other man were also Injured. The train was bound for Green Bay coun ty. PENNSYLVANIA SOCIETY BANQUET Three Cabinet Members Were Pres ent and Delivered Speeches at the Table. 'f,V 1 NEW YORK, Dec.13.—With three cabinet members on the toast list and a large per cent of the thousand ban queters made up of governors, ex governors, senators, representatives and commanding figures in the polit ical financial and social world the Pennslyvania society was very*much in evidence at Its eleventh an nual banquet at the Wald. Asotria. The cabinetters who graced the oc casion were Secretary Knox, who spoke on "International Unity," in which he made no reference to the paddle he recently applied to Nic aragua Secretary MacVeagh, whose toast was "Have Customs Duties any Moral Sanction?" and Attorney Gen oral Wlckersham, whose subject was "The Department of Justice." ceptable to Zelaya and If adopted, to the "President of the United •would be playing into his hands. It States," while the orchestra played sis to accomplish this that Special Ambassador Creel of Mexico Is now In Washington." Twenty-Six Moslems. CONSTANTINOPLE, Dec. 13.— f-Tw enty-slx Moslems were executed at Adana yesterday and today in con nection -with the April massacres. Great crowds witnessed the execu tions, and the relatives of the con demned men, together with thousands of others, joined In the manlfcBta tations of grief. Andrew Carnegie who lives on Fifth avenue but who has some rather ex tensive business interests in Penn aylvanla, presided and beamed in characteristic manner. The festiv ities were begun by drinking a toast "The Star Spangled Banner." Cousin Killed. SAN BERNADINO, Cal„ Dec. 13.— L. A. DeArmond, a cousin of Congress man DeArmond who was burned to death at Butler, Mo., recently was killed by electricity here. He had gone into the storeroom of his place of business, to turn on an In candescent light. Wayland, his son, with his sister, had been waiting In their father's new store, In the Odd Fellows' building, for him. NINE FROZEN CORPORATION FOUND TO BE FORCED Ferry Which Was Wrecked on Lake Erie During the Storm. WAS POUND IN A SKIFF Only One of the Men Had an Over- coat and all of Them Were I Frozen Stiff and Dead When Found. ERIE, Pa., Dec. 13.—With her flag at half mast, the state fisheries boat, Commodore Perry, Capt. Gerry Drls coll commanding, brought to this port late Sunday the frozen bodies of nine of the crew of the Bessemer and Marquette ferry No. 2, which left Con neaut, Ohio, Tuesday morning carry ing thirty-two men and which has probably foundered in the middle of Lake Erie. For forty-eight hours the Commo dore Perry had been search ing the waters of Eastern Lake Erie for traces of the car ferry, but until a tiny ten-man yawl was sighted fifteen miles off this port at 11 o'clock, the men on the lit tle state fisheries craft had almost given up hope of being able to ever tell even a portion of the story of the fate of the big car ferry. As the lookout on the Perry sighted a tiny -half-sunken yawl at about noon orders were given to steam down up on the object. The use of glasses dis covered the boat to be loaded with nine men. As the Perry came abreast of the drifting and half water-logged yawl, the men gathered at the side of the fish boat saw that they arrived too late. The nine occupants of the boat, which was marked "Bessemer and Marquette No. 2," were frozen stiff. Taking the yawj in tow, the Perry made all steam for this port arriving here late Sunday. News of the finding of the bodies had reached the city and thousands of persons swarmed to the wharves. As soon as the fish boat made fast, a force of men with tackle set to work raising the bodies of the men to the dock, where wagons were in waiting. The procession of dead passed through the principal streets of the city, with hundreds of people following. Conneaut, Ohio, where most of the men lived, was notified by telephone of the grewsome find, and a hundred residents of that city arrived here within two hours. They were taken directly to the coroner's morgue, where the following Identifications were made: H. THOMAS, second cook, Port Stanley. WILLIAM RAY, Conneaut. I J. W. SOURAS, waiter Conneaut. G. R. SMITH, steward, Conneaut. F. STEELE, fireman, Conneaut. J. SHENK, fireman, Conneaut, J. HART, oiler, Conneaut., O'HAGAN, Conneaut. CHARLES ALLEN, Conneaut. The cook of the car ferry was the only man to wear an overcoat. The eight other men were dressed in over alls and jumpers, indicating that the departure from the car ferry had been hurried. In the bow end of the boat was found complete clothing for one man, and it is the belief that the yawl originally contained ten men, and that one, becoming crazed, dis carded his clothing and jumped into the icy waters of Lake Erie. Drlscoll, commanding the Commo dore Perry, said: "There was a heavy sea running at the time we sighted the yawl, and we had some difficulty in reaching it. As we made her out with our glasses, eight of the men were sitting up In the boat, their life preservers strapped about their shoulders. The ninth man lay at the bottom of the boat, frozen to the slat flooring. Their clothing was heavy with frozen water. We did not attempt to take the nine dead men on board, as we feared the yawl would capsize if my men attempted to board it." The car ferry was a steel vessel with a capacity of thirty-four loaded cars. Last Tuesday the ferry, with thirty-two cars of coal aboard and carrying thirty-two persons, includ ing passengers and crew, left Con neaut at 10:24 a. m. In the terrific storm that followed, during which at least fifty-two lives were lost on the lakes, the ferry foundered. It is sup posed that the tossing of the ferry in the sea troughs displaced the coal cars and they pitched through the sides, admitting water to the hold. It is supposed she went down about Tuesday noon, sinking midway be tween Conneaut and Port Stanley. -Read The Dally Gate City. KEOKUK, IOWA. MONDAY, DEC. 13,1909. Open Shop of the United States Steel Company to be a Thing of the Past if Gompers Can Do it. Many Delegates Will Attend the Meet ing Which Also May Take Action In the Switchmens Strike. PITTSBURG, Dec. 13.—Aside from declaring that he was confident that some kind of an understanding would be reached between the American Federation of Labor and the U. S. steel corporation, as a result of the labor council which opened here to day, President Gompers, head of the Federation, would give no Intimation of what action might be expected. At the meeting, everything points to a vigorous attack on the corpora tion, with the strike ridden, tin plate plant in Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia as the first points of attack. BILLIKEN MAKER TO GET MONEY An Assessment of Nine Cents on Each Clay Idol to be Levied For Her Benefit. SPOKANE, Wash., Dec. 13.—Pretty Florence Pretz, creator of Billiken, "God-of-things-as-they-ought-to-be," lit tfe" dreams that the idol she banished from her modest home at Kansas City because he proved an ungrateful wretch to his makfer, meanwhile bring ing luck to scores of thousands of worshipers at his shrine, has a pleas ant surpise in store for her. The ridiculous, grinning fetish will bring recognition of a substantial kind for her, if the movement to be launched in Spokane is as successful as its promoters expect It to be. Athur W. Jones, secretary of the One Hundred and Fifty Thousand club of Spokane, which will disband to be reorganized as the Quarter Million club on the evening of January 13, Is planning a small assessment on the 3,000 members of the organization, al so 1,000 canldates to be initiated that night, as a nucleus of a Billiken fund. A committee of 250 will make a can vass of the homes and offices of lum bermen, mine operators, railroad builders, bonanza wheat ranchers, ap ple growers, land owners and others to levy an assessment of not more than nine cents for every iclay Idol found on the premises "We expect to raise not less than $1,000 before the close of the cam paign," said Mr. Jones in outlin ing the plan, "and every penny of it will be forwarded to Miss Pretz, in the event she desires to resume her art studies. The brave girl belongs to us as much as if she were a native daughter of "the City Beautiful," and we hope to be able to change her keen disappointment over losing con trol of her creation to a joyful reali zation of things as they should be, and prove that after all Billiken, now repudiated, is Indeed lier God of good fortune." MAIL ORDER HOUSE IN HARD STRAITS Lyon Brothers Forced Into Hands of Receiver and Said to Owe ewr $600,000. %-ii CHICAGO, Dec. 13—Lyon Broth ers, one of the best known mail ord^r houses in the country, was forced into the hands of a receiver by three creditors whose claims aggregated less than $4,000. The assets are said to be $400,000 and liabilities $600,000. Tho Central Trust Company of Chicago was appointed receiver with bond of $50,000. The petitioning creditors were the Central Rubber Company, American Cutlery Company and Chi cago Rubber Company. For Commission Plan. PEORIA, 111., Dec. 13.—Represent ative Thomas N. Gorman of this city has accepted the invitation of the commission plan of government com mittee to Introduce that measure into the house Tuesday and Senator Barr has agreed to simultaneously put the some bill into the senate of the Illi nois legislature. Gorman Is a demo crat and Barr a republican. ALMOST PERFECT FLYING MACHINE Eastern Man Gives Out Some Informa tion About Secret Flights Which he Has Been Making. A CONFERENCE IS HELD BOSTON TO NEW YORK Claims to Have Made the Trip Last September During the Night Without and Trouble Whatever. WORCHESTER, MasB., Dec. 13. Wallace E. Tlllinghast, vice-president of a manufacturing concern here, a man of wealth and repute, has aBton iJhed acquaintances in business and aeronautic circles by announcing the construction and successful operation of a most remarkable aeroplane. He has Invented, built and tested what he says is an aeroplane capable of At least 150 delegates are expected carrying three passengers with a to be present before the conference adjourns. Some action may be taken in the switchmen's strike In the north west. The main issue will be to bring about the unionizing of the employes of the corporation, forcing It to aban don Its open shop policy. weight limit of 200 pounds eaich, a distance of at least 300 miles without a stop to replenish the supply of pet rol, and if necessary, at a rate of 120 miles an hour. Mr. Tillinghajst states that he has gone in his aeroplane to the Statue of of Liberty in New York Bay, then to the starting point without alighting. He makes the further sensational statement that during this trip, and when near Fire Island, one of the cy linders of the flyer ran Irregularly, so the motor was stopped while the ma chine was at an altitude of 4000 feet. The aeroplane was then allowed to "scale" for forty-six minutes, he says, while two mechanics repaired It in midair, the engine being started again when the aeroplane was near enough to land to be seen by a number of the life-saying crew patrolling the beach. This trip Mr. Tlllinghast says he made on the night of September 8 last The two mechanics he took from the shop where his machine was stored, the location of which he has kept secret. He says that when the machine was stopped over Fire Island the headlight and general outline of the aeroplane attracted the attention of the members of the life-saving crew patrolling the beach, and notice of his discovery by the life-saver ap peared in a brief dispatch to a Boston paper a day or two after the trip. The mauhlne Is to be brought to Worcester in February for demonstra tion, and Mr. Tillinghact expects to enter It in the international races be ing arranged for the vicinity of Bos ton next summer. Where the machine was built, tested and will be kept until brought to Wor cester Mr. Tlllinghast refuses to say. He says that it is within sixty miles of Worcester, In a sparsely inhabited territory, fourteen miles from a rail road station. He reports that it Is the fourth machine he has built, all successful, and the second at this work. The other two were built in sparsely inhabited places in the west. Mr. Tillinghast says that he has made over 100 successful trips ,of which 18 have been in his perfected machine. In describing the aeroplane, Mr. Tillinghast said: "It is of the monoplane type, with a speed of 72 feet, a weight of 1550 pounds and furnished with a 120 horsepower gasoline engine, made un der my own direction and specifica tions. It differs from others In the spread of the canvass, the spread lane and is staility features. Special fea tures are that It cannot be capized, is easily controlled and the accupants ride on the body of the machine in steady of with the body of the machine behind them. The headlight is made by the use of acetylene gas generated on the machine. Regarding the speed of the machine if driven at its best, and the highest altitude reached, Mr. 'Tillinghast does not desire to give out exact informa tion, saying he wishes to enter the international races in a fair trial and without rivals knowing what his ma chine can do. With Mr. Tillinghast air navigation has been a hobby, and during the past seven years he has been working out his idea. All the tests have been made under cover of darkness. His present building and testing ground has been occupied for two years and its real nature not discovered. It was last visited by Mr. Tillinghast the first part of November. ELOQUENT SPEECH AGAINST Senator Rayner Took the Floor Today in the Senate and Insists on Uncle Sam Punishing the Man. Does Not Blame the People of the Central American Country but. Does tfbnsure the Presi dent. WASHINGTON, Dec. 13.—In a notable address in the Senate today, Senator Rayner of Maryland, support ed his resolution Introduced a few days ago author'zing the president to take all necessary steps for the cap ture of President Zelaya of Nicaragua and his trial on the charge of murder. Under te spell of the senator's elo quence, the gallery filled rapidly and senators listened intently as Rayner argued that It was both the duty and right of this government to seize Zelaya and try him. "A great crime has been committed" foe said, "against American citizen ship,' which should not be allowed to lumber. The guilt does not rest upon the people of Nicaragua and therefor to punish them would not subserve the purpose of my resolution. This reBO' lutlon is directed against the dictator of that country Individually and want It entirely separated from any proposed step we may take in refer ence to our Interference in Nicara gua." Rayner said that Cannon and Gross, fought with the revolutionists. They were simply when captured, prisoners of war, he declares and the universal law of civilized nations now forbids the killing or wounding of prisoners of war. He asserted that the question whether t&e Insurgents had belllgerant rights, had hotblUg to do wlttf ttt© case. "At the time of the Hungarian re volt, the Austrian envoy claimed as a spy an agent sent by the United states to Hungary. Webster, secretary of state, notified the Austrian imperial council that If the American agent was treated as a spy, that act would be a declaration of war. What I am con cerned In, Is the speedy apprehension and punishment of *»*i«.va. I have watched for years the revolutionary history of Central America and am fa miliar with the career of a great many of the imposters and usurpers and leaders who have sprung from their chaotic Institution. But Zelaya is prob ably the most despicable one that has ever arisen In their midst. In the ®chool of corruption, dishonor and crime, he stands without a peer and exhibits in one glow of associated harmony, the tribe of every model and the perfection of every master. I have been Informed on good authority that the vices of his private life are more infamous in their indescribable de tails than the inicqulties of his public career. This last act was not only the act of a fiend but was an insight to the honor of this republic amd can not remain unavenged. ANOTHER BOMB ,v AT HIS ENEMIES Ban Johnson Threatens to Tell Some thing if Ward is Insisted wemw. for President. CHICAGO, 111.. Dec. 13—President Bpn Johnson, of the American league tcday threw another bomb at his en emies in the National league, who want to elect John M. Ward presi dent of that organization. Johnson left for New York Sunday. He stated that he might open up a sensation on his arrival there. "Dr. Kramer was made the scape gcat of the 'bribery' umpire case of 1908," said Johnson, "but there are others who can throw some light on It. They should be exposed and will b= exposed If it becomes necessary. Last summer I came into possession of considerable evidence in that case and if it becomes necessary I certain ly shall reveal it." Umpires Klem and Johnstone, arbitors in a crucial game between the Chicago Cubs and New York Giants were men who it is alleged offered bribes. "4 Packing House Busy. FT. MADISON, Dec. 13.—The Wiss math Packing company have com menced operations on a larger scale at their plant in the west limits of the city. Extensive improvements Boats Reported Aground. have been completed and several men DETROIT, Dec. 13.—Two freighters have heen added to their working are reported aground in Lake St. force. During last week 150 head of Claire at the Grose Point lighthouse, cattle were killed. Five cars of cat Their names cannot be made out. A tie were received Saturday for the tug, sent to their assistance, is also next weed's work. Several shipments reported aground. of hogs have also arrived. Read the Daily Gate City, Keokuk's Best Newspaper, 10 CENTS PER WEEK UNG LEOPOLD IS TO DIE SOON Monarch of Belgium Will Undergo an Operation Tomorrow, But Is Not Expected to Recover From the Same. CALLED HIM CORRUPT SUBJECTS ARE NOT SAD He is Not a Beloved Ruler and thdl People are Not Worrying About Whether He Lives or Dies. BRUSSELS, Dec. 13.—It was an nounced at noon today that King Leopold of Belgium was dying. The end is expected within 24 hours., Cardinal Mercler, today administered extreme unction. The king realizes that his end is near. The king's whole thought is now centered on the fu ture of his country. Dr. Thlriar and Dr. Steinon are In constant attendance. They hare an nounced that they are preparing to operate on Leopold tomorrow for strangulated hernia if his strength will allow it. The only Interest the public shows in the king's condition, results from the fear tlhat his death may seriously affect the market. There is not the personal note of grief In the peo ple's solicitude as the king haa never been a loved ruler. Preparations are being made for the immediate assump tion of Prince Albert. The cabinet is In practically continuous session. King Leopold, who has been ser iously 111 for the past fortnight, but who was believed to be conva'scent. suffered a sudden relapse Sunday and his condition is considered very grave. An official bul'etln says: "The rheumatic pains have disap peared hut the king is suffering from a disquieting affection of the abdo men." Supplementary^^nformatton indi cates that the affection Is obstruction of the intestines. There is present also dropsy of the legs. Two special ists who were called in to consult with the palace physicians did not disguise from their aged patient the gravity of the situation, although they do not regard it as desperate. The king, who Is in possession of all his faculties, conferred with Baron Goffinet, his private secretary, to whom he gave a few final instructions. The baron, PTince Albert Lebpold, the heir presumptive, and Princess Alberta and M. Schollaert, the pre mier, did not leave the bidslde of his majesty last night, and Princess Clem entine, his third daughter, Is expected to arrive at the palace momentarily. The cabinet met in the afternoon to prepare for any eventualities. At a lat© hour the physicians held an other consultation, after which. Baron Goffinet announced that the king was somewhat better than in the morn ing. He suffered less pain, his pulsa was satisfactory and there was no fever. The physicians and Archbishopi Mechelln remained in the bad cham ber all night. THE WEATHER. For Keokuk and vicinity: Snow flurries tonight. Tuesday partly, cloudy and colder. For Illinois: Threatening tonight with rain or snow north portion. Tuesday partly cloudy. Colder ex treme north portion tonight and Tues day. For Iowa: Snow flurries tonight. Tuesday partly cloudy and colder. For Missouri: Partly cloudy to night and Tuesday. Weather Conditions. •, The storm center has moved slow ly from Oklahoma to the Ohio valley since Saturday, and has been accom panied by rising temperature and rain or snow from the eastern slope of the Rockies to the Atlantic coast. The temperature is falling in Its rear on the eastern slope of the Rockies, and freezing temperature is reported at New Orleans. Afield of high pressure is entering on the Pacific coast, and the weather is fair, and moderately cool. Conditions Indicate light snow flur ries continuing in this section to night, and partly cloudy, somewhat colder weather during Tuesday. Local Observations. Dec Bar.Ther. Wind. Weather. 12 7 p.m. .. 29.85 30 SW Cldj^ 13 7 a.m. ..29.66 28 W Cldy Rainfall for past 24 hours 5 hun dredths. River above low water of 1S64 & feet 2 tenths. Change in 24 hours fall 8 tenths. Mean temperature. 30. Maximum temperature, 31'. Minimum teperature, 29. FRED Z. GOSEWISClT. Observer.