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BOOSTS KEOKUK ALL THE TIME VOL. 111. NO. 33. 11 SURVEY OF THE DES MOINES Everything Look« Promising for the Work to be Taken up Looking Toward the Improvement of the Stream. ,' THIRTY-THREE BRIDGES tfoat Route is Blocked But the Bridges Could be Reconstructed ip, Case River Was Made Navigable. WASHINGTON, D. C., Feb. 8.—Indi cations are that the obstacles to a survey of the Des Moines river from the city of Des Moines to Keokuk have been cleared away. Representative Hull appeared before the board of engineers of the war de partment, which has a review author ity over the river and harbor projects. He spoke in support of Major Riche's inspectoion report, which was to the effect that the Des Moines river ought to b© made navigable. Representative Hull went over in considerable detail the reasons why the Des Moines river if improved would be patronized by a large com merce. He dwelt on the richness of the tributary territory, of its vast re sources in the way of freight to be carried, and gave exhaustive* data for the enlightenment of the board. In the afternoon the board went over Major Riche's report, reached its conclusions, and forwarded the report, to the chief of engineers, General Marshall. That officer will pass on the matter. Officially, nothing is disclosed as to what the board has found, but unoffi cially it is stated that the report of the board is favorable to the survey. General Marshall undoubtedly will approve the report of the board if it is favorable. Representative HuTl said that he had no doubt that the report of the board of engineers was favorable to a surrey of, th4 Des M6ines river. He is well satisfied with the showing which he was able to make before the board. One of the difficulties in the im provement of the Des Moines river is that there are. thirty-three bridges .without draws in them between Des Moines and Keokuk. This will in crease the expense of improvement of the river for navigation purposes. At the same time if there are sufficient reasons why the river should be im proved, the bridges will not he permit ted to stand in the. way. DAUGHTER OF THE SUGAR KING Wedding Today of Miss Havemeyer and James Watson Webb in St. Bartholomew's Church. NEW YORK, Feb. 8—Miss Electra Havemever, daughter of the late H. O. Havemeyer, the "sugar king," and James Watson Webb will be married today in St. Bartholomew's church. Miss Havemeyer will have her cousin, Miss Louise Jackson, for her maid of honor, and her sister, Mrs. Peter H. B. Frelinghupsen, as her matron of honor. The bridesmaids will include Miss Margaret Dix, Miss Anita Pea-! tors hanging on the gallows. body, Miss Ethel Cowdln and Miss Katharine S. Atterbury. W. Seward Webb.i Jr., will net as his brother's best man, and among the ushers will be Vanderbilt Webb, Robert L. Bacon. Joseph W. Burden, George Whitney, James J. Higginson, Jr., Gordon Ab bott. Howard Roome and Ernest Tra- PICTURES in DURING WM Law Suit Over the $150,000 Collection of Wet Plate Negatives Has Come to a Close in Washington. IOWA IS INTERESTED Dr. McClur of Davenport Got His Home Paper Into Expensive Law Suit by Talking About Them. WASHINGTON, D. C., Fe?j. 8.—The law suit over the $.'.50,000 collection of original negati.ee taken during the Civil war, by Mathew Brady and Alexander Gardner, under the author ity of the Government and the pro tection o? the Secret Service, came to an abrupt end today. The suit, which has been severs', years in progress, has involved several hundred witnesses, including the statements of prominent army offi cials, affidavits of old soldiers, and war department records its facts date back in 1861. Allan Pinkerton, founder of the Pinkerton Detective Agency, and first chief of the Secret Service, and known throughout the Civil War under the alias of "Major Allan," authorized Brady and Gardner, two of the first operators in outside wet plate photo graphy, to enter the lines of the Union Army and take photographic nega tives of fortifications, encampments, and army movement. Proofs were de posited with the Government, while original negatives remained the prop erty of the photographers, who stored them in warehouses. Four years ago, Edward B. Baton, a prominent antiquarian of Hartford, Conn., came to Washington with a bill of sale transferring the title of 7,000 of these valuable negatives to lis ownership, tfie' property, wW8h was stored in the warehouse at 920 E: street, N. W., was delivered into his possession and the historic negatives were removed to Hartford and placed in a vault. The recovery of the negatives creat ed wide interest throughout the Grand Army of the Republic and during the discussion Dr. H. C. McClurg of Dav enport, Iowa, denounced the authenti city of the negatives, stating emphati cally that wet plate photography was not sufficiently developed during 1861 65 to take these remarable negatives. The Davenport Democrat and Lead er published this statement, which re sulted in a suit being brought against that newspaper for $50,000 libel and damages by Mr. Eaton, attorneys Clark and Hutchinson of Des Moines representing the plaintiff, and Lane and Waterman of Davenport the de fendants. The evidence that developed proved a revelation. Negatives were produc ed showing President Lincoln on the battlefield of Antietam with A. Pink erton, in the tent with General McClei lan, and in conference with officers of the army. It was a decided sensa tion in grand army circles when nega tives were produced showing the in teror of Andersonville prison and the hanging of Wirtz, the prison keeper, at Washington, including negatives of Mrs. Surrat and the Lincoln conspiru- Records in the war department were introduced to prove their authen ticity, together with a congressional enactment in which it was shown that Brady was paid $27,800 for taking tjie negative?. Record was shown in which Presi dent Garfield once spoke of the nega cy. The ceremony will be perform- tives as worth $150,000 and In which ed by the Rev. Dr. R. Heber Newton, General Grant considered them in assisted by the Rev. Dr. Endicott Pea body, of GrotOn, Mass. The reception which follows at the home of the I id O a meyer, in East CGth street, will he very small, on account of the death of Hamilton McK. Twombly. *StOle $60,000 Mex. EL PASO, Tex., Feb. S.—Pablo Yordi, a Swiss arrested here in 1908 and held for extradition, was today re turned to Mexico to answer a charge of swindling the bank of Jalisco at Guadalajara, Mexico out of $60,000 Mexican. While employed in the bank of Sonora Yordl is alleged to have written to the bank of Jalisco notify ing it that a customer would call with a letter of credit and asking that It be honored. Yordi is accused of pre sentlng the letter himself, securing $60,000 and fleeing to El Paso. $5,000 Fire at Iowa City. IOWA CITY, Feb. 8.—Two fires urday and Sunday night caused $5,000 damages In the Albany liotel. The contents of the second and third floors were nearly destroyed. Tte cau§e of th« fires Is unknown, 1 valuable as historical witnesses of the great war. Sb-? OLDEST SETTLER CANNOT REMEMBER Remains of Prehistoric Villcge Found] by Man While Digging a. Ditch. EL PASO, Texas, Feb. 8.—A prehis toric village was discovered fourteen] miles from Cochise, Ariz., according to I news received here today. Frank C. Erwin was digging an irrigation canal when he uncovered a wall twenty feet long, covered with hieroglyphics. He stopped work and notified the Smithsonian institute of his find. \',k Lanoford to Fight. LOS ANGELES Cal., Feb. S—. "Sam" Langford will meet "Jim" Flynn in ten round bout before the Pacific Coast Athletic club of Los Los Angelos tonight. In December.. 1908, -Langford knocked Flynn out in a round at San Francisco which nrob-! ably means that Flynn will be au easy mark in tonight's encounter GIKL PLUNGES OVER THE FALLS Committed Suicide at Niagara and Went to Her Death With a Smile Upon Her Face as She Sank., LEFT NOTE ON THE BANK Without" a Moments Hesitation, Walk ed Into Deep Water and Was Swept to Death Over the Cataract. NIAGARA FALLS, N. Y., Feb. 8.- A you woman, thought to be Miss That three negroes have been killed Beatrice R. Snyder of Buffalo, com-j and the danger of rioting is at an end, mitted suicide by wading out Into the is the latest news from Hales bar, river just above Prospect Point and where apparently helpless whites were going over the American falls. As her besieged in the government dam con body swept over the brink of the cata- struction camp by negroes armed with ract, she turned her face toward her, rifles. would-be rescuers and smiled a fare well to them. A park policeman paid scant atten tion to the woman when she first ap peared on the path leading to the river Without a moment's hesitation, she waded into the stream. She turned once and smiled toward the men who wore calling to her to stop, and con tinued to move rapidly into deep water. In an instant she was whisked from her feet and carried rapidly toward the brink of the falls. On the bank was found a handbag and in it this note: Mamma and Papa—May you both forgive me for bringing this awful dis There was a card in the purse bear ing the name of Beatrice R. Snyder. With the lower river jammed with SWEDEN'S KING HAD AN OPERATION .' Look ice and -the jam increasing hourly, i^im on a ten-mile hike, with an occa there is little hepe that the body will ever be recovered. Reported to be Getting Along Fairly Well, But fhe People Are Very Much Worried .. Jack Johnson. Subscription, $3.00 Per Year KEOKUK, IOWA, TUESDAY, FEB. 8, 1910. RACE RIOT IS NEGROES FAT SOON SUPPRESSED Three Negroes Killed and the Trouble is Over at the Government Dam Construction Camp "-v.\ „•••. in Tennessee. EARLY IN THE MORNII Police Sent to the Scene and H«fs* Trouble in Putting an End jo an Apparently Serious f-ff. Situation, .1 jS CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., Feb. 8.— Capt. William Burke, who left the scene early today, is reported to have telephoned the following message to local police headquarters: ___ "Three negroes dead. Trouble all bank. Then", *as she began to run over Start back in two hours after toward the river, it was too late to intercept her. we get breakfast." tor all your kindness and tender about as much as a man-can^ good-bye. Lovingly. BEATRICE. PRESIDENT TAFT 7 IS STRENUOUS Takes Honors from Roosevelt and the Secret Service Men Would Like the Old Cays. WASHINGTON, Feb. 8.—"Most f"lk have the impression that Theo dore Roosevelt was the most strenuous president who ever occupied the white grace upon you in these years of your' house," said a member of the cabinet life. Also may our Heavenly Father tody, who was also a member of the forgive all my sins. But I have been very good, thank God. You will find a slip for the money under your dress er scarf. With, my heart full of love muCjj noise, but h] Roosevelt administrate "He was not in it wi. ard Taft. The president #ls William How is not inak o#.-:the move If you want any verification of this state ment, ask the two secret service men. "When Roosevelt was boss of this land they thought they were up against it. because he kept them trailing after sion plunge through a streami in Rock Creek park. In those days, however, Mr- Secret Service Man got througn work about 5 or 6 o'clock in the after noon. Mr. Roosevelt liked to spend his evenings in tfce white house. Now, the secret service men are sighing for the good, old days. STOCKHOLM, Feb.* 8—News of the sudden illness of King Gustave, which made a midnight operation necessary, has thrown the people into consterna tion and despite the assurances of t'ne house than any president I ever heard physicians, services are being held in many of the churches to pray for his safety. The palace is deluged with inquiries as to his condition. The king has slept several hours since the opera tion, ... ,, NEW YORK. Feb. 8.—Jack Johnson, heavyweight champion, will not be brought to trial for some time, on charge of assaulting Norman Pinder. economic question," said Newlands, When the case was called today be- "it deals entirely with corporations fore Justice Golf, Assistant District doing business between states. The Attorney Moss declared he had not I bill should be considered by the com had time to investigate the case. The! mittee which handles questions per case was marked off the calendar for taining to trade." The senate, how this term. ever, did not see it that way. a "They do not plunge through any streams, but they get a lot more walk ing than during the reign of Rooser velt. and their work is not done when they return to the white lipyse. The president spends less time in the. white about." Incorporation Bill. WASHINGTON, Feb. 8.—The presi dent's incorporation bill was today referred to the judiciary committee by an overwhelming vote. Senator Clark, republican, Wyoming, had mov ed its reference to that committee and Senator Newlands, democrat, Nevada, to the committee on inter state commerce. "This is a purely. Notice To Mail Subscribers In conformity with the ruling of the Postoff ice Department, effective Feb. 15,1910, The Daily Gate City will not be sent to any subscriber who is Over Three Months in Arrears at the date paper, which shows when your subscription is paid to. If you are more than three months in arrears, your paper will be stopped on February 15, unless we receive remittance from you before that date. Your credit is good with us, but that'is not the question. The Postoffice Department compels the observance of this law not permitting daily newspapers to send papers through the mails at second class rates to subscribers who are more than three months in arrears, on and after February 15, 1910. 3$ FOR THEIR CRIME Pair of Them Convicted of Assault Upon White Woman Were Hanged This Morning in Kansas City. THE 400 WITNESSED IT Both Men Issued Statements Last Night in Which They Denied Charge of Being '/•Guilty. KANSAS CITY, Mo., Feb. 8.—John Williams and George Reynolds, n» groes convicted of assaulting a white woman, were hanged here this morn ing. During the night both men issued statements denying their guilt. About 400 persons witnessed the execution. On the night of December 23, Mrs. W. H. Jackson was seized by the ne groes while on her way home. She was dragged to a vacant house and kept at the mercy of the negroes for more than an hour. STATE SENATOR ALLD ON CARPET Investigation Being Made of Charges That He is Guilty .v.:?. of Bribery. the ALBANY,-N. Y., Feb. 8.—Solons of the upper house of the New York leg islature today began their investiga tion into the charges by Senator Benn Conger that his colleagues in cne Sen ate, Majority Leader Jotham P. Allds, had accepted money to influence legis lation. Rules governing the investigation provide that it shall be conducted by the senate, sitting as a committee of tho- whole, with the senate rule* .bo amended as to permit rollcalls on motion, to vest It with power to limit debate, to enforce the attendance of its members, to issue subpoenas, and compel the production of books an'l papers. The rules of evidence recog nized by courts of record will govern the admission of evidence. Both Senator Conger and Senator Allds, if they so request, will be heard. After the testimony is all in and arguments of counsel on both sides have been heard, the committee of th© whole will take a vote on the question of whether, in its opinion, the charges have been sustained, and then again resolve itself into the full senate to receive tho Teport of the committee of the whole and pass upon it. After the investigation has besun the senate will meet at. 10 o'clock in the morning, instead of at 11 o'clock, and after devoting an hour to its reg ular business will take up the investi gation of the Allds charges from 11 to 1 and from 2 to 5 in the afternoon. Mexican Election. vices received here several persons have been injured among them the municipal president. The riot grew out of a duel between Supplico Mar tinez and Juan Augustuin, rival can didates for office. Seventy men are under arrest. 4, THE DAILY GATE CITY, ill! «i si C. F. SKIRVIN, Publisher PEARY HONORED THIS EVENING North Pole Disco'.crer to re Ho oied Guest at Banquet and Will be Given a Purse of $10,000. HE WILL TELL HIS STORY Civic Forum Will Give National Testi- monlal to the Man Who Really Reached the Top of the Earth. NEW YORK, Feb. S.—A "national testimonial" to Commander Robert E Peary will be held at the Metropoli tan opera house this evening, with Gov. Hughes presiding and a number of other distinguished men in attend ance. A feature will be the present ation of a $10,000 purse to the dis coverer of the north pole. The affair Is under the auspices of the Civic Forum. The commander will tell a com plete illustrated story of his tr'p to th© pole and show some pictures of the far north which have never been publicly displayed. All the principal companions of Peary in the journey have been invited to be present. The expenses of the affair are guar anteed by the committee in charge and if there is a surplus above the Peary purse it will go to reduce the debt of the Civic Forum. The admirers of Commander Peary behind the movement feel that New York, from which his vessel, the Roosevelt, sailed on the succesL/ul expedition, should be the first to '-told a great public meeting at which hon or befitting the high character of the deed he. accomplished should be paid him. Commander Robert E. Peary and Jacob H. Schlff, the banker, had a long conference in the pole discover reys-snttlfc *)6^ .tk ^HflfcW-Imfoerlal. |u. Schiff's name being closely associat ed with finance as Peary's is with ex ploration, those who saw them togeth er immediately jumped to this con clusion: "Mr. Schlff is going to put up money for Peary to make a dash for the south pole." Maybe so maybe not. Commander Peary, when asked about the confer ence said: "It was a personal talk and I cannot say anything about it for publication. No, I will not say whether Or not it dealt with explora tion." Mr. Schiff made reply to the same effect. FAIRBANKS AND THE POPE OF ROME Ex-Vice President was Promised an Audience and was Then Denied the Visit. OAXACA, Mex., Feb. 8.—Troops among members of the American colo- have been sent to the town of Petaoi^y on the Vera Cruz and Oaxa'ca border I Mr Fairbanks had expressed a wish to quell an election riot which is rag-! to pay his respects to the pope and ing there today. According to ad had been announced that an audi ence would be, granted the distin guislied American. Subsequently it was learned that he had promised to address tlie local society of the Amert-1 a is E is a a following the receipt of this informa-, to keep his engagement with the Meth-j THE WEATHER: Generally Fair—Colder To morrow. EIGHT PAGES. CENTRAL AMERICAN VOLCANO BELCHING I Worst in the History of the Mountain and the People are Fleeing in Terror From the •'I.:.v Neighborhood. THE LAVA IS FLOWING Great Masses of Rock Have Been Thrown Two Miles and Con-, siderable Damage Has Been Done. -v.vV PORT LIMON, Costa Rico, Feb. 8.— Residents in the neighborhood of the volcano Poas are in flight following ara eruption reported to be the worst in the history of the mountains. Streams of lava are flowing through the fertile valleys at the foot of tha mountain and villages, towns and plan tations are being destroyed. Rocks weighing 200 pounds have been hurled two miles from the crater and have crushed through roofs of houses with great damage. Considerable destruction from this source occurred at Lalecheria- The villages and towns in the oleano zona almost as far as San Jose, the captial, have been deserted- In Cabadrella th» streets ar© filled with ashes, almost tc the roofs of the houses. It is re ported that there has been some loss of Hfe th plantationa neap thd volcano, but no definite news I'.as yet been received. A party of scientists has set out from San Jose to visit the volcano and make observations, 1 ROOSEVELT STARTS FOR ANOTHER CAMP Route is 108 Miles Long, Through Savage Lands and will Tax the Party* Strength. NIMULE, Uganda Protectorate, Feb. 8.—The ten days' march to Gondokoro was begun by the Smithsonian African scientific expedition- The first camp will be at the Assa river, twelve miles north of this place, if the plans of tho party do not miscarry. ROME, Feb. 8.—The unhappy ihci dent which marred the visit here ofi1!eved by the police to be a mem er fo. uier Vice President Charles W. jodists. Protestants generally warmly con-j Weather Conditions jgratulated the former vice president fh| northern area of low pressure ion what they termed his dignified at- titude in the matter- The Catholics should be given rise to a cause for. The location of the camp sit* is good and well adapted to the conven* ience of the explorers, but the path, lies through an unpeopled district and the porters were well burdened witht food supplies. •. The distance from Nimule to Gon dokoro is. roughly speaking, 108 miles, and this stage of the expedition will be as severe a test of physical endur-|. ance as the party has had- Another Black Hand Case. CHICAGO, HI., Feb. 8.—Joseph Le* va:de, a well to do Italian, was shot in the back and killed by a mysterous assassin. The murderer is be- of the Fairbanks has been the subject of ered Antonio Ciennl, a rich merchau animated discussion, particularly! because he refused to be black mailed ou* I /t hag I ing assumed an irreconcilable atti-! states and scattered now flurries tude. The Catholics place the responsl- fr0m the central mountain region billty for the unpleasantness upon|the upper Mississippi valley, with what they describe, as the offensive Methodist propaganda being conducted: In Rome. Underpaid Professors. IOWA CITY, Feb. 8.—A group same gang that recently murd- ot $5,000. ___ THE WEATHER. Weather Forecast. '1 For Keokuk and vicinity: Generally^ fair tonight and Wednesday colder•„ Wednesday- For Iowa: Generally fair tonight and Wednesday: colder tonight and east portion Wednesday. tion at the vatican it was announced I por Illinois: Partly cloudy that Mr. Fairbanks would not be re-|coider tonight Wednesday fair ceived by the pontiff unless his pur-|c0jder pose to address the church society was por Missouri: Partly cloudy and abandoned- Mr. Fairbanks elected coidei. and-' and tonight Wednesday fair, with colder east portion. centered in a marked depression near ]jake !on the other hand, expressed deep re-,)cnc]S thence southwesterly to another gret that what was intended to be in depression in western Texas, the east".' the nature of a homage to the pontiff. warmer 5 of! Triplets Celebrate Birthday. CLINTON, Feb. 8.—Iowa's oldest triplets, Clinton Burllngame, of Ful 11 ton. 111., Mrs. Ada Hartsen and Mrs. 11 Ida Golden of Clinton, celebrated their 52d birthday anniversary In Clinton. underpaid professors at the State Unl- this section tonight and \y,e!tlnesday, versity have formed a $50,000 farming becoming colder tonight. concern and will manage a big farm in Alberta, Canada, this coming sea son to increase their Income. superior, and a trough ex- ern 0f middle high pressure covering th® eastern states. friction. I There has been rain in some por Each party accuses the other of hav- tions 0f the gulf and southeastern in tlie eastern half of tha country. In the northwest the temperature is falling with a field of high pressure, over Montana. :v'' Conditions indicate fair weather for t. Local Observations. KEOKUK, Feb. 8.— Bar. Ther. Wind- Weathetv1 7, 7 p. tn...30.18 37 3 Cloudy 8 7 a. m...30-08 31 Ji Clear Feb. 7.—Mean temperature. 30 de grees maximum, 41: minimum, 19. FRED Z. GOSEWISCH. Observer.