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BOOSTS KEOKUK ALL THE TIMB VOL. 111. NO. 35. DOUGHERTY IS ASKING RELEASE Peoria School Board Thief Wanta to be Paroled After Serving Over Four Years in Joliet Penitentiary. HE HAS SOME OPPOSITION His Appeal Will be Vigorously Fought But He May Be Cordoned and Become a Free Man. fEORIA, Feb. 10.—Newton C. Dough erty will make his great effort to gain his freedom from the Joliet peniten tiary in one week. This effort will be opposed by every civic and municipal organization in Peoria, where for over a quarter of a century Dougherty steadily carried on a series of pecula tions and forgeries. However, in view of the pardon board's recent actions in freeing Hering and Stensland, the Chi cago bankers, who stole almost as much as he and who served less time, no surprise would be occasioned should Dougherty be freed. Letters were received from D- B. Breed, clerk of the board of pardons, announcing the hearing for Wednes day, the 16th. State's Attorney Scholes will go to Joliet to fight the pardon, having had the hearing postponed from the January meeting until next week, so that he could attend and put tip a fight. Fights were also made in the Stensland and Hering cases by the sufferers, but they availed noth lng. Dougherty was exposed in the Bum mer of 1905 and indicted in the Sep tember term of the circuit court and was sentenced to the penitentiary on five charges of forgery. His sentence was the customary indeterminate one and had the board wished it could .have pardoned him In eleven months, tie has now been in the penitentiary a little over four years. Because of the fact that he is a Peorian and thus vitally interested in in a re or in iiey, member of the board, will not sit In the Dougherty case. It will be heard by Charles Eckhart and E. A. Snive ly- If Dougherty is pardoned the. ques tion naturally arises as to whom he will bTparoled?"^"HIS ^fe^on Horace to whom he is paroled will have to make* monthly reports to the board of pardons sis to hi? conduct, his earnings and his mode of living. WEIGHING MAILS ON FEBRUARY 17 Job will be Don* on Every Road West of the Mississippi Clear to the Coast. 1 for Voted to Strike. SP1TZER GOES TO PENITENTIARY Sugar Trust Dishonest Official is Sentenced to Two Years in the Government Prison at 'i* Atlanta. OTHERS ARE SERVING Checkers are Already Serving One Year Terms But Spitzer Gets S'j" Double Dose for Good Measure. NEW YORK, Feb. 10.—Oliver Spitz er. former dock superintendent of the American Sugar Refining company in Williamsburg, who was convicted of conspiracy to defraud the government in connection with the short weighing of sugar imports, was sentenced by Federal Judge Martin today to two years in the penitentiary at Atlanta. The company's checkers convicted at the same time, are now serving a one year term on Blackwell's Island, but Spitzer has been in the hospital and could not be sentenced before. George MacKellar, attorney for Spitzer moved to have his client ad mitted to bail, pending the perfecting of an appeal to the United States cir cuit court of appeals. The motion was denied, but Judge Martin offered to remand Spitzer to the custody of the United States marshal, so that he might remain in this jurisdiction thir ty days, while the appeal papers were prepared. MacKellar refused the of fer, declaring that his client coula not be admitted to bail, he might as well begin serving sentence while the appeal was being prepared, as the time spent in a local Jail would not be deducted from his sentence. Spitzer will be taken to Atlanta this afternoon. Governor CHICAGO, 111.. Feb. 10.—By a vote reported as 80,007 to 91, the switch- and died two hours later men who are member® of the Brother hood of Railway Trainmen of eighteen Chicago railroads, decided In favor of a strike. The general managers of the railroads had refused to increase the wages, but conceded certain changes In the working rules, and offered to submit the wage question to arbitra tion. The railroad officials believe the question will be settled by that me thod and theire will be no strike. pleasep -v:rfy WITH PROSPECTS Hadley Believes Missouri Should Get Busy and Help Government in River Work JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Feb. 10.— Gov. Hardley is greatly gratified over the $1,000,000 appropriation by con gress for the Missouri river, and he says there is much the state can do in the way of co-operation with the national government for the improve ment of the Missouri. and daughter are all in Chicago. His other son, Ralph, is in Denver. At the time of the famous assumpsit suit hearings in 1907 and 1908, when the «x-superlntendent was brought to this city to testify, he said that if he should ever leave the penitentiary alive he would come, to Peoria and convince the people that everything was a mis take and that he had acted in perfect good faith, pleading gujlty only to districts which will make them more avoid the inevitable crash following! effective. The governor has been In suoh a case as his and in hopes of es-! strumental in awakening the farm tablishing his innbcnce and restoring ?-s along the Missouri river at points lis standing as a citizen again in a subject to overflow to the necessity short time. If paroled he aid the one °f building levees to protect their The state should encourage proper legislation, he says, for the organiza tion of levee and drainage districts end the construction of dikes to pre vent overflow. He will recommend to the legislature next winter amend ments to the laws relating to levee lands. In Callaway, St. Charles and St. Louis counties levee districts have been organized. HORSEMEN PLACE BAN ON HOPPLES National Trotting Association Decrees That Straps Must Go. CHICAGO, Feb. 10.—Probablv the with the season of 1915 no hopples they are the work of his enemies, most important rewets,hing of the]shall be used on pacing horses andj infills in the history of uo riostoffice up to that time the device is to bei department will begin on February 171 gradually eliminated. This decision in what is known as the fourth divl-l was adopted by the twenty-fifth con-! fiion, consisting of all the territory gress of the National association. west of the Mlsslsslnni river tofthe| "Hopples." Pacific coast. Upon t.hse result of*the|4iot be used in races or in perform-, reweighint? depends the settlement of ances against time on two-year-olds many of the mooted questions which or under in 1911: on four-year-olds on have been bothering the government. under in 1912 on flve-year olds or un-, ami the. railroads Foul Play Suspected, OSKALOOSA. Feb. 10—Walter Dutton, aged 36. of Eddyville, was found in a bruised and unconscious condition under the overhead bridge in the Iowa Central wards at midnight le suspected. WAS RESULT. OF Quarrel In a Store Was Followed by Deliberate Murders and Ital- Oo Not Wait For Mine Horror But Present Madriz of Nicaragua Makes Engage in a Battle and Three *iit in New Orleans Bank Ian Colony is in. Uproar. WASHINGTON. Pa., Feb. 10.—Three Italians were shot to death as a re sult of a feud among the Italians of the Shaw mine, near Midway. John Marks, a storekeeper, Is the alleged murderer, and Toney Putchey is said to have been an accomplice. Both are being pursued by a posse of Americans and the constabulary. The shooting resulted from a quar rel in Marks' store. Hours afterward Marks and Putchey walked to the home of John Panelli, one of tho dis putants, and shot him dead. Ton3y YalU was shot down when he ap proached, to investigate the shooting. Marks and Putchey hastened to the honie of Mike Mania, who was also concerned in the quarrel, and shot Mania .dead. The Italian colony is in an uproar. ARRANGE RATES FOR ELKS CONVENTION Cent and a Half Per Mile for the Trip to Detroit on July 11 to 17. of Them are Shot as a Fund for Rainy Dead. •, Day. CHICAGO, 111., Feb. 10.—At a meet ing between Frederick S. Burgess, chairman of the executive committee of the Elks and representatives of the Central Paesengen Association, it was decided t(. gyaat a .r&te fif .1% cents a mile from all points within' the jurisdiction of the, Central Pas senger Association to Detroit for the annual convention of the Elks, July 11 to 17. The tickets will be open and will require no validation. They will be good returning up to and includ ing July 20. They will be on sale at all Central Passenger Association points from July 7 to 11. An exten sion of thirty days to August 20 will be granted by depositing the return ticket and $1 with the railroad before July 20. CHARGED WITH BEING CROOKED Disbarment Proceedings Commenced Against Attorney Johnson of Decorah, Iowa. DUBUQUE. Feb. 10—Disbarment proceedings against E. J. Johnson, a prominent attorney of Decorah, have caused a big sensation in northeast ern Iowa. Johnson has been a prac ticing attorney in Winneshiek county for years and had many clients among the Scandinavians. Judge Hodson appointed a committee of lawyers to investigate Johnson's conduct, and this committee filed twelve specific charges against him. Among other things he is charged with dishonesty, conversion I of money belonging to clients, im morality and deception of clients. The hearing next week will be sensational. NEW YORK, Feb. 10.—Beginning Johnson denies the charges and says says the new rule, "shall yoars. ler in 1914. after which time hopples It is not at sll unlikelv that. thP re-ishnll be barred." weighing will result In several radical! No action was taken by the associa changes in the methods and in the tion on tte request from the stewards rules and the pay given railroads for of the Grand circuit that horses shall: transportation of the mails. Last year he eligible to start on half-mile tracks the government paid the rnilroads ful-1 in classes four seconds slower than on ly $47,000,000 for carrying the malls, mile track records. and the railroads Insist, that the com pensation was inadequate, while the government Insists (hat It was, If any tlilng, too great. Foul play Iowa Supreme Court Decisions. [Special to The Gate Gity.] DES MOINES, la., Feb. 10.—State of Iowa against Sells, appellant, Clarke, reversed. State of Iowa against Adkins, appel lant, Poweshiek, affirmed. Maxwell against McCall appellant, Washington, affirmed. 44 1 KEOKUK, IOWA, THURSDAY, FEB. 10, 1910. THESE MINERS FEATHERING NEST WRIGHT BROS KILL EACH OTHER Sl?* v'i HE GETS READY TO RUN put8 Hjs Bood|c jn the 8ame That Zetaya Planted His Before ,He Made His- Jump. NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 10—DX Ma driz, acting president of Nicaragua has opened a personal account in a bank here- The initial deposit was $15,000. The banking Srm is the same it is declared by Central Americans here, as that with which former Presi dent Zelaya had business dealings. It is believed by the Central Americans here that the action of Madriz indi cates a serious condition in Nicaragua and that Madriz is preparing for flight should Estrada be victorious. American Injured. BLUEFIELDS, Feb. 10.—Gabriel Bishop, American chief of artillery in the Estrada army, was wounded in an engagement near Lake Managua. His condition is said to be serious. Bishop is a native of New Iberia, La., and distinguished himself in the battle of Rec Reo. PARIS POSTPONES ITS MARDI GRAS No Public Merry Making Until the Flood Damage Has Been Given Attention, j, PARIS, Feb. 10.—The usual mardi gras procession and fetes which were to have been held were cancelled ow* prevent a publIc MERry-makiuG and BO avoid the danger of the sewers being further choked up with the quantities of confletti washed into them from the streets. The Seine has risen a few inches during the twenty-four hours preceding last evening, because of heavy rains, which increased the volume of Its af fluents above the city. However, there is believed to be no danger of a repeti tion of the recent flood conditions. MILL EXPLOSION KILLS SEVERAL Many Were Also Injured When the !V BEFORE FLEEING REGIEVE MEDAL ,ace Boiler Blew up Early this Morning. s« BAY CITY, Mich, Feb. 10.—Prince ling's mill blew up today west of here, killing three and fatally injuring two. besides injuring ten others. The ex plosion occurred just before starting time this morning when the boiler blew up without warning. A number of miraculous escapes are reported. Pioneer Merchant Dying. .«sS CLEAR LAKE, Feb. 10.—John Hal verson, a pioneer merchant, was stricken with paralysis Sunday night and is at the point of death $1,000 to Carthage. 4 ROCKFORD, 111., Feb. 10—P. A. Pe terson, a furniture manufacturer of Rocltford, has given $1,000 to Carthage college of Carthage, 111. 'V. 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THE LANGLEY TROPHY Justice Fuller of the Supreme Court Ma£e the Address and Wilbur Wright Made the Response. WASHINGTON, Feb. 10.—Wilbur and Orville Wright today received the recognition of the Smithsonian Insti tution for their great achievement in the science of aviation. This was in the presentation to them of the Langley medal authorized by the regent of the institution and named in honor of Samuel Langley, late secretary of the institution who was a pioneer in aeronautics in this country. Chief Justice Fuller of the United States supreme court, chancel lor of the Institution, made the pre sentation and Wilbur Wright re sponded. Following the presentation Wilbur Wright left for Florida, where he is to conduct some experiments, and Orville returned to Dayton. LIKE THE END OF SECOND ACT Railroad Jack Play in Real Life Hap pened In Little Illinois Town. ALBION, 111., Feb. 10.—An itinerant telegraph operator, "working extra," failed to hand over a train order and therefor is on his way, but he re trieved his negligence and prevented a collision between passenger trains by a trick of daring and strength, be for^-fle departed. Train No. 2, westbound and late, pulled out the Southern Railway sta tion here without the operator having delivered the order to hold it for the passing of the east,bound train. He rushed, frantically along the track, missed the steps of the last car and fell headlong. On his feet again and running he caught the rear rail, pulled himself to the vestibule door, smashed the glass and stopped the train. There was just time to get back to Albion when the eastbound train rushed by. The operator did not show up. PRIMARY ELECTION FOR ILLINOIS Today and Result Will be Close. 4 SPRINGFIELD, 111., Feb. 10.—Carry ing all the primary election commit tee amendments and after sidestep ping the "blanket ballot" amendment by a margin of a single vote in the house the primary bill was advanced to its third reading by the senate. The vote today on its passage will be an exceedingly close one. Bills for separate nomination of members of the legislature and the commission form of municipal government are al so ready to be placed on passage. The senate ratified tli* proposed federa in come! tax and rejected the resolution for a probe of high prlces.if, DEAD CATTLE IN THE WRECK That They Were Killed on Spot. and Little Hopes Were Enter tained That He Was Alive. ST. LOUIS, Feb. 10.—In a hiead-oh collison between two Chicago and Al ton freight trains at Venice, 111., last evening G. R. Williams, fireman on the south-bound engine, was buried beneath the wreck. His body had not been found up to an early hour this morning, and none of those working on the wreck had any hope last night he would be found alive. He was 30 years old, was married and lived in Bloomlngton, 111. It was his first road trip. The south-bound train carried two cars of cattle next to the engine. One of these cars had nothing left but the trucks after the wreck, and the other was tilted up on top of the engine and the tracks of the first cattle car. In the cab of the south-bound engine was the body of a dead steer that had been wedged into the car so tightly it could not be pulled out. A All around the scene of the wreck were dead and dying cattle. Fourteen Injured ones were killed to put them out of their misery. In the cattle car that was up in the air where the cattle could not be reached there were some animals ap parently not injured. From the first cattle car, the framework of which was demolished, some of the less badly injured animals ran away and were lost in the dark. The north-bound crew was Jv Rieger, conductor, J. M. Cronin, engineer, and B. G. Grear, fireman. The south-bound crew was F. Shuman, conductor, J. W. Raymond, engineer, and G. R. Wil, llams fireman. All of these, except Williams, escaped injury. Officer Geo. E. Bennett, Jr., of the Venice police, was only half a block away when the engines struck and heard Williams scream as the wreck piled up on him. AMELIA GLOVER WAS ONCE STAR Famous Actress and Dancer of Years Ago Died in New York at Age of 48 .if yk' U'lnai891COMiss THE WEATHER: Light Snow Flumes Coming —Warmer Tomorrow. EIGHT PAGES. DIPTHERIA IS LATEST MENACE Stock Car Smashed and Many of the Cherry Threatened Now With an Epi- Amlmala Were so Badly Injured tiemic of the Disease Among The Widows and C. & A. FREIGHTS CLASH STARTED BY A NURSE Fireman Buried Beneath the Wreck Orphans. No Doctor in the Village at the Time When Free Milk was Dis tributed by Woman 4 Question Comes to a Vote 'n^e House Giovei.( dancer, wh6 was famous fire which destroyed the First twenty years ago l'or her beauty andj National bank building. grace, died at the home of her sister! A. L. Vrazenschedt was killed jump in this city. For years Miss Glover ing from a third story window. His was one of the stars of John Russell's wife, and Wm. O'Conner were burned comedians. She worked as a mem- to death. Crossed e'ectric wires are her of the Russell aggregation with such well-known stage folks as Wil liam Collier, May Irwin, Dan Daly, Theresa Vaughn, David Warfleld, Ig naco Miartinelli, Joseph C. Miron, Nat Goodwin and Kate Castleton. Some of the shows that Miss Glover ap peared in were The City Directory, About Town, Natural Gas and We, John H. Russell, the manager and pro prietor of tiie companies in which she had been appearing. Mr. Russell died about ten years ago and soon after his wife was married to Al. Lawrence and retired from the stage. She was about 4S years old. CAPTAIN SHARP PASSES AWAY Served with Honor in Spanish-Ameri can War and Commanded "the Vixen Big Packing Plant. COUNCIL BLUFFS, Fen. 10—Busi ness men here and in towns in the southwestern part of Iowa are form ing a company with a capital stock of $250,000. It is to be known as the Iowa Corporative Packer Co. Tho big plant will probably ,h« 'orated here. Stricken. CHERRY, 111., Feb. 10.—Every wid cw and orphan of the St. Paul mine fire Is exposed to diphtheria through professional nurses who are attend ing the sick. After dealing out free milk to nearly 200 women and chil dren, Miss Frances Wheeler, of Chi cago, one of the four nurses here, was stricken with diphtheria. The other three nurses attended her through the night, tbere being no doc tor here. Dr. Guilfoyle, of Arlington, was called. No anti-toxin is obtain able and Miss Wheeler was not in oculated. The other three nurses made regular calls and last night two of them measured out the free milk at the railroad station. Mrs. Miller, keeper of the nurses' home, and her two children were sent to live at a public boarding house. As nearly everybody has been exposed, rumorB of an epidemic are numerous, but the nurses say there is no dancer. The nurses' home will be disinfected and Miss Wheeler will be isolated. A stampede was narrowly averted in the mine when several tons of brick and concrete part of the burn ed fan house, fell 350 feet down the escape shaft. Several carpenters had descended in a temporary elevator to rebuild the incinerated curbing. After loosening several timbers to facilitate the work, the carpenters Jh^ard .a cracking sound above them. The contractor ordered the' 'men to the surface immediately. Then the loosened superstructure tottered and fell. The men clearing the underground roadways ran to the hoisting shaft, but returned to work on hearing what had occurred. Man ager Taylor said he expected to get at the 16G or more bodies 'n the mine by next week. THREE DEAD FROM THE FIRE Jersey Shore Bank Burned and Two Were Burned While One Jumped ipppi From Window. NEW YORK, Feb. 10.—Amelia Three persons lost their lives in a JERSEY SHORE, Pa., Feb. 10.— believed to have caused the fire, THE WEATHER. Weather Forecast. For Keokuk and vicinity: Light snow flurries tonight or Friday warm er Friday. For Iowa: Light snow flurries to- Glover was married to °r Friday warmer tonight and in east, portion Friday- For Illinois: Fair and warmer to night Friday increasing cloudiness with rain or snow In afternoon or night. For Missouri: Increasing cloudi ness- with rain or snow late tonight or Friday: warmer tonight aud cast portion Friday. Weather Conditions. The eastern area of low pressure, moving to New England. ha3 been attended by snow flurries from the Missouri river eastward, through the lake region to the northeastern states ari( ra WASHINGTON, D- C„ Feb. 10.— The western field of high pressure Capt. Alexander Sharp, president of has passed to the Mississippi valley, the board of inspection for shore sta-1 accompanied by temperatures below tions of the navy department, died to-j zero in Dakotas and the northern day at the naval school hospital. Mississippi valley, and colder weather Captain Sharp entered the naval ser-: in the central valleys. vice from Missouri .in 1870. Duringl A moderate depression extends over the Spanish-American war he com-j the mountain region, from Montana manded the Vixen, being advanced five I to Texas, here the temperature is rls numbers in grade for eminent and con- ing, and snow is falling in Utah. spicuous service while engaged upon! Conditions are favorable for snow I that duty. He commanded the battle-i flurries in this section tonight or Frl ship Virginia on the voyage of the fleet I day, and warmer Friday. around the world. a O at ins in the southern states. KEOKUK, Feb. 10.— Bar. Ther. Wind- Weather 9 7 p. m...30.31 29 W Clear 10 7 a- m...30.35 13 NW Cloudy River: Frozen. Feb. 9.—Mean temperature. 27 de grees: maximum. 32: minimum. 22. FRED Z- GOSEWTSCll. Observer.