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VOL. 113. NO. 92.
Two Hundred Men Who Figure on
Getting Jobs, Meet and Whoop
For The Candi
8ent Word That He Is Heart and
$ou| for Wisconsin Man But
Could Mot At
CHICAGO, Oct. 17.—"For frresl
dent: Robert M. LaFollette, of Wis
consin," was the slogan which animat
ed the 200 delegates to the first na
tlonal conference of progressive re
publicans, meeting here.
The resolutions followed a day of
LaFollette enthusiasm, In which his
name waB cheered repeatedly as It
was mentioned by a dozen speakers.
Contrary to expectations, the confer
ence was concluded In one day. Most
of the delegates left the city and the
progressive program outlined for to
day will be devot to support of
state and local candidates and condi
The resolutions were framed by a
subcommittee of five from a commit
tee of thirteen and revised by former
Secretary Garfield and Congressman
Irvine L. Lenroot of Wisconsin.
As finally adopted they read, In
part: ,"v
The progressive movement 1b a
struggle to wrest the control of the
government in the nation and states
from the representatives of special
privilege and restore It to the control
of the people. The issue is the Bame
in all the 6tate, though the problem
may be presented in different ways.
In the national field the control of
government by special privilege is
evidenced by the influence and power
ot the reactionary leaders in both
parties in checking or preventing the
enactment of progressi« policies
pledged by the republican party.
The present condition of uncertainty
in business ig intolerable and destruc
tive of Industrial prosperity. It is
worse than idle to leave the queBtlon
of whether great business enterprises
are legal or not, merely to judicial
determination. Industrial corpora
tions should by affirmative leg
islative enactment be given defln
ite rules of conduct by which business
shall be made safe and stable while
at the same time the interest of the
people should be fully safeguarded
We seek constructive legislation, not
destructive litigation.
We favor the ascertainment of- the
choice of republican voters as to can
didates for president by a direct pri
mary vote, held in each state pursuant
to the statute, and where no statute
exists, we urge that the republican
state committees provide that the
people be given the right to express
their choice for president.
Robert Marlon LaFollette of Wis
consin years ago found conditions in
his state not unlike thoBe of the na
tion today. Under his leadership all
opposition was overcome and there
has been enacted in Wisconsin a sys
tem of laws that stand as models for
legislation in all states of the union.
LawB have been passed in that state
adequately regulating all public ser
vloe corporations equalizing the bur
dens of taxation providing for direct
nominations by the people protecting
legitimate business and capital hon
estly invested promoting the welfare
of labor in short, real progressive
government has been restored.
The record of Senator LaFollette
In state and nation makes him a log
ical candidate for president of the
United States. His experience, his
character, his courage, his record of
constructive legislation and adminis
trative ability meet the requirements
for leadership such as present condi
tions demand.
This conference indorses him as a
candidate for the republican nomina
tion for president and urges that in
alt states organizations be formed to
promote his nomination.
The resolutions were drafted bv E.
P. Costigan of Colorado, C. E. Mer
rlam of Chicago, James R. Garfield of
Ohio, Amos Plnchot of New York, and
J. E. Little of North Carolina.
Wisconsin, Minnesota and Nebras
ka sent the biggest delegations, out
side of Illinois, and the indorsement
of the Wisconsin man became appar
ent early in the day
A national organization built on
the lines of the usual political organ
ization was outlined by the committee
on organization. The plan Included
the naming at a later date of state,
county and precinct committees and
(Continued on page s.)
Non-llnlon Bridge Was Mined
Watchman Discovered Plot Be
fore the Train
Thlrty-Ntne Sticks of Explosive With
Ten Foot Fuse Concealed
Beneath the
LOa ANGELES, Calif. Oct. It—
What may have been an attempt to
dynamite a nonunion-built bridge at
Gavlota, Calif., over which President
Taft's special train passed three hours
later, was frustrated by the vigilance
of a Southern Pacific watchman, who
found thirty-nine sticks of dynamite
under one of the central spans. A 10
foot fuse was attached to one of the
Shortly after two o'clock in the
morning, the watchman, A. Jenkins,
saw a vague figure about the middle
of the span. Jenkins waited until the
man began moving off before calling
"What do you want?" There was no
answer to his challenge, but with the
sound of his voice another figure ap
peared on the bridge and began to
The first man turned 'and came
back toward him. For a moment they
struggled on the uncertain footing of
the cross ties and then as the sec
ond man came running to his com
panion's assistance th'e watchman
backed off and began to use his auto
matic pistol. The two men ran to the
end of the bridge, where lies the little
town ot El Capitan, but before they
disappeared in the dark fired four
Bhots at the pursuing watchman.
Jenkins notified the railroad offi
cials and Sheriff Wines of Santa Bar
bara County, and a posse was organ
ized to hunt for the dynamiters. Two
suspects were traced to the hills, and
are now believed to be surrounded.
President Taft heard nothing of the
alleged attempt to dynamite the
bridge until late last night. The
president's train followed the regular
train from San Franci3co ten minutes
behind, and If any trouble had been
encountered there would have been
plenty of time to flag the special. All
of the railroads are handling the Taft
train with the greatest care.
The president received a hearty
welcome in Los Angeles and Pasa
dena. The streets were thronged and
there were cheers all along the route
It was entirely a nonpartisan recep
tion. Senator Works and Gov. Hiram
Johnson of the insurgent wing of the
republican party accompanying Mr.
Taft on all his travels.
Probably No Plot.
SANTA BARBARA, Oct 17.—After
twenty-four hours Investigation ^Ser
if Stewart today declared his belief
that there was no plot to kill Presi
dent Taft behind the placing of dyna
mite on the bridge. Several hours be
fore the president's special train was
due, the explosive was discovered and
the catastrophe averted. The sheriff
heretofore had held to the plot theory
and it was reported that he had run
down a clue. That this was wrong
however was evident from his own
statement today.
"Had it been a plan to kill the
president," Stewart said, "the dyna
miters would not have placed the ex
plosive so long before the train was
due, neither would they have been
routed by a lone Mexican watchman."
Gulped Down Several Swanows and
Died Twelve Hours
Afterwards. S
But Aviator Finally Sett
Markucet, two and one-half years old,
is dead here as the result of having
gulped down an ounce of whiskey.
The child got hold of a flash of
whiskey and took two or three swal
lows of the fluid before her parents
discovered what she was doing. She
died twelve hours later.
Seeks Tom Johnson property.
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Oct. 17.—Suit
against A. B. Dupo-t, business asso
ciate of the late Tom L. Johnson, and
a wealthy railroad magnate, to recover
apprlximately $100,000 worth of se
curities belonging to the former may
or, which were given to Dupont, it Is
alleged, under a verbal trust agree
ment, will be begun in Cleveland this
week on behalf of Mrs. Johnson. Of
fera to compromise, coming from Du
pont, had been refuBea by the John
son familv.
"Flight Down the River From
Minneapolis to New
Made First Thirty Miles In Twenty
nine Minutes, Flying Through
the Air High and
MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 17.—Aviator
Hugh Robinson left here at 9:10 this
morning on the first leg of his flight
to New Orleans.
He passed St. Paul at 9:30, flying
high and fast.
He passed Hastings, Minn., at 9:41,
having made thirty miles In 29 min
Rodges Into Texas.
M'ALESTER, Okla., Oot. 17.—Aviat
or C. P. Rodgers left here at 7:30
this morning. He expected to reaoh
Denison, Texas, 70 miles away, be
fore alighting.
Alighted In River.
LAKE CITY, Minn., Oct. 17.—Avia
tor Robinson reached here at 10:15
this morning and alighted in the riv
He reascended at 10:25, starting to
ward La Crosse, 86 miles away.
Rodgers, 2000 Miles. jT
FORTH WORTH, Oct. 17.—Rodgers
is rapidly nearing this city. He will
probably arrive here early this after
noon. He will then have traveled 2,
000 miles.
Gave One Look at the Thing and
Then Fell Over Dead In
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17—A woman
wearing a harem skirt precipitated a
near riot in the downtown section,
brought the police reserves on the rvi
and caased the death of a cab horse
that was seized with equine hysterics.
The woman alighted from an Alex
dria car near the postoffice, where a
crowd of men apd boys, shouting
"tear it off her," started an attack.
Lieutenant Sprinkle of the first
precinct station hurried the woman
Into a cab and the driver whipped up
his horse. The jeering crowd started
in pursuit.
After traveling a few blocks the
horse sulked. The frightened woman
jumped from the cab and sought to
inspire some energy into the animal.
Taking one look at the cause of all the
trouble, the horse let out a groan of
protest and dropped dead.
At this point the reserves arrived
and drove away the crowd. The wom
an was taken to the police station,
where she gave the name of Mary
"I had this skirt made in Chicago,"
she told the police. Later she was
I The jehu Is pondering who to sue
for damages.
Fort Madison Will Not Pay for Ex
hibition Because of the Change
of Date.
FORT MADISON, Iowa, Oot. 17.—
Representatives of the promoters of
the Robinson biplane flight from Min
neapolis to the gulf notified the Fort
Madison Commercial club officials
Sunday that the aviator was unable
to reach this city Thursday of this
week, which is Dollar day here and
ihe date previously set for Robinson's
appearance. Such being the case,
and as tue time of arrival seems far
lrom certain the contracts for his ex
hibition here have been returned un
signed. All money donated towards
the expense of the proposed exhibit
has been or will be returned to the
The ten letters for Fort Madison,
which Robinson oarries, will be given
to the postal authorities at Burlington.
Doctor Went Crazy.
PATCHOGUE, N. Y., Oct. 17.—Fol
lowing a wild but brief automobile
trip, at the end of which he bound his
hysterical young wife to a tree by the
rcadside near Bayport, L. I., Dr. W.
Charles Willis of Patchogue was de
clared Insane and was taken to the
Central Isllp asylum. An excessive
use of drugs Is said by the physicians
who examined Or. Willis to have
caused the trouble.
For Missouri:
Wednesday. Not
temperature, u,.
Long Dreaded Clft&...'Setween Chines*
Rebels and Foreigners Has
Broken Out at
German Marines Receive First B'ow
Which Marks the Beginning
of the Possible
HANKOW, Oct. 17.—The long
dreaded clash between the rebels and
foreigners has taken place and fight
ing Is now going on in the streets
here between the Chinese and a de
tachment of German marines aided
by a number of the members of the
white colony.
The situation is extremely grave
for the attack upon the Germans has
aroused all the hatred for the whites
among the natives. All over the city
mobs are being lashed into fury by
the old cry "Kill the white devils,"
and an attack may take place at any
The marines who have been landed
here from the foreign warships are
being reinforced, but if the anti-for
eign outbreak spreads they will hav*
to deal with a foe outnumbering them
ten to one and armed with modern
The first train load of imperial
troops has arrived from the north.
Several thousand more are expected
to arrive before night, but it will prob
ably be some days before a force will
have arrived sufficiently strong to at
tack the rebels.
Supreme Court DecblarM* Hv.
[Special to The Gate City.3
DES MOINES. Iowa, Oct. 17.—State
vs. Brumo, appellant, Pottawattamie
district, ifflrmed.
State vs. Hr.lnrs, appellant, Keokuk
district, affirmed.
State VB. Young, appellant, Madison
district, affirmed.
State vs. John, appellant., Appanoose
district, affirmed.
Wilson vs. Gribben, appellant, Ap-i
panoose district, affirmed.
State vs. Cotter, appellant, Monroe
district, reversed. &
For Keokuk and vicinity: General
ly fair tonight and Wednesday. Slight
ly cooler tonight.
the east portion tonight. Ithe last.
For Illinois: Generally fair tonight I The Indictment was reached after
and Wednesday. Slightly cooler to-
With the passage of the depres
sion from Iowa to the north of the
western lakes there have been rains
in the northern portion of the Missis
sippi valley, the western lake region
and the Ohio valley, with a slight
rise of temperature.
West of the Mississippi the weath
er is generall fair and cooler, with
the area of high pressure from the
northern Pacific slope extending
southward, and causing decidedly cool
weather in Arizona and western Tex
Conditions indicate generally fair,
slightly cooler weather for this sec
tion tonight and Wednesday
Fair tonight and
much change in
Weather Conditions.
There have alEo been showers in
Dally River Bulletin.1
Stage. Helght.Change.Wea'h'r.
St. Paul .. 14 8.5 xO 1
La Crosse 12 7.9 --0 .3
Dubuque .. 18 13.7 xl 3
Davenport 15 8.3 xO 8
8.5 xO .2
Keokuk .. 15 7.2 xO 4
St., Louis'*. SO 12.7 0 0
C,ear 1
River Forecast.
The river will continue lb" rise
from Davenport to Hannibal during
the remainder or the week. |1
Local Observations.
Oct. Bar.Ther.\» lnd.
16 7 p.m. .. 29.6Q 67 SW Cldy
17 7 a.m. ..29.72 56 NW Cldy
Mean temperature, Oct 1G, 62.
Highest temperature, 68.
Lowest temperature, 57
Lowest temperature last night, 65.
a Observer.
Both Sides in McNamara Case Agree
That There Has Been Entirely
Too Much De-
The defense will rely for a great
portion of their strength upon the im
possibility of proving a corpus delicti.
The McNamara lawyers assert that
they will prove that the Times build
ing was wrecked by a gas explosion
not dynamite, thus killing the
state's case at the outset.
The Interest in the caBe is daily
becoming more intense and crowds
are beseeching the sheriff's office In
For Iowa: Generally fair tonight plied that he would give any reason
and Wednesday. Slightly cooler in I
Charles J. Horn Charged With Hav
lng Used the Malls to
week's session of the jury at which
numerous government witnesses were
Judge Bordwell Refuses to go on Rec- Lady Chauffeur Fainted When She
ord and Has Outgeneraled
Both 8ldes of the
Indictment late last night of Charles
J. Horn on a charge of us'.ns 'be
mails to defraud In connection with a
gigantic land promotion scheme at
Vllasco, Texas, Judge Burns today
announced that he would set Horns
bond this afternoon. The latter re-
bond and would fight the case to
examined. All of these told tales ot that the crime was committed In or
the extravagant promises that Horn def that the girl might secure the ln
•had made them concerning the land
at Vilasco for which he was the agent.
They also told of having received ie\
te-rs from him relative to a drawing
tc be held at Vllasco to determine
the ultimate owner of the properties.
The specific charge against Horn
concerns"ten of
letters and clr-
cularB which he Is alleged to have
sent through the mail on August 5,
1909. The indictment charges him on
the gulf and southeastern states. The seven counts, all for the unlawful use
pressure continues high In the north
eastern states, with generally fair,
moderately cool weather.
of the mailSi covering dtfferent phases
of his land manipulation.
Leader of the Band Made His Escape!
When the Trap Was
MEXICO CITY, Oct. 17.—Dispatch
es from Cuernavaca say that the 200
Zapatiatas were slain in the battle
near the village of Tepextlan, but
Zaptta himself once more escaped.
The Zapatiatns were caught between
the forces of General Figueroa and,
and many were taken prisoners.
U.'J' I The rebels had entrenched them-
Cldy I
Girl Was Driving Her Car on Slip
pery Street and Struck Two
Ladles Alighting From
sHeard That One Woman Had
Been Instantly
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 17.—Both Sides ATLANTA, Ga„ Oct. 17.—Miss Mae
in the McNamara case came to court Edwards was instantly killed and Mrs.
today determined to hasten the selec-jA. E. Dobbs was fatally Injured when
tlon of a jury. Both sides agreed they were run down last night by a
that there was too much delay In
however, that two more will be
cepted today.
The defense 1b much disappointed
over Judge Bordwell's refusal to go
on record in the cases of the opinion
ated jurymen. It is generally admit
ted that he has outgeneraled both
sides with regard to this and that
this refusal will offset any attempt on
the part of the defense to prove that
he is prejudiced.
flying automobile as they were alight-
lecting competent veniremen. lng from a street car in front of their
Up to the present time only two home. The automobile was owned
have been aocepted by the defense' and driven by Miss Nettle Moody, a
but these two are subject to a pre- well-known society girl of Atlanta,
emptory challenge. It is expected, and an intimate friend of both Miss:were battered beyond recognition by
Edwards and Mrs. Dobbs, who are
Miss Rdwards and Mrs. Dobbs had
just stepped off the car and raised
their umbrella, as It was raining, when
the auto came up from behind and
struck them. Miss Edwards was hurl
ed some distance and instantly killed.
Mrs. Dobbs v.'as dragged by the ma
chine and physicians say she can not
Miss Moody stopped the automobile
at once and fainted when she learned
th^t she had run down her friends.
Atlanta has a law requiring auto
drivers to bring their cars to slow
speed when passing street cars which
have stopped, but the conductor of the
trolley car, who was the only eye
witness, declares the auto was going
at a high rate of speed and that there
was no
a vain attempt to secure tickets. The speed as the street car Stopped.
force of deputies on guard has been
augmented and no one will be ad
mitted to the courtroom unless he
has a seat.
perceptible diminishing
Miss Moody says she tried to stop
the machine, but It skidded on account
of the street being wet and struck the
two women before she could get It
under control.
Charged With Murder for the Lynch
ing of Cowboy to Telephone
their fire drove the rebels from cover.
Coming Into the open the rebels at
tacked the goverment troops. The
battle waged for seven hours.
Accidentally Shoots His Wife
TUI.SA. Okla.. Oct. 17.—Mrs.
11am Bruner, wife of a Creek Indian
politician, was accidentally shot by a
Colonel Blanquet. In addition to the robbers beat George Xelaon, 40 years
slain a large number were wounded!
seleves upon the hillside close by the jth® sidewalk
T\Tfllonn t«7n
The federals sent sharpshoot-
er^to the'en^" oT'^he' trenche^and
insensibility and stripped
of his hat, coat, vest and shoes
Nelson was found unconscious an
1,0,Jr,la,t?r b-v,a
pistol In the hands of her husband., Clements, who slept In a room above
She attempted to nrevent her husband
from firing at a target by prabblng the
{Hair—Slightly Cooler.
Another Family Wiped Out by Some
One Who Wielded Axe
With Deadly
Murdered People Were Not Discovert
ed Until Next Day After Crime
Had Been Com
ELLSWOKTTT, Kans. Oct. 17.—
Slain as they slept Sunday night, the
bodies o? Will Showman, a chauffeur
his wife and three small children were
discovered last night In the Showman
home by a neighbor who chanced to
call and who entered the house wh»»
no one responded to her knock.
The features of all the victims
the blows of an axe, which the slayer
used. The youngest member of the
family, a baby, had been beaten until
its head was severed from the body.
All three of the children were under 5
years old. Although the crime was
committed Sunday night, it was not
discovered until 6 o'clock laat even
The authorities so far have failed to
find anything pointing to a cause for
the crime, nor a clew to the guilty
The names of the victims are as fot
SHOWMAN, his wife.
The Showman home is a small two*
room cottage in the outskirts of Ells
worth and is about 300 or 400 yards
from any other house,
The bodies of the five victims were
found in one room, the father, moth
er and baby in one bed, and the two
other children in a second bed.
Sunday night all the members of
the Showman family vlBlted at the
home of Mrs. O. W. Snook, a friend
living several blocks away. They left
the Snook home about nine o'clock.
ThlB was the last time any of them
wore seen alive.
It was Mrs. Snook who discovered
the quintuple crime. She called at
VALENTINE, Nebr. Oct. 17.—The the Showman home a few minutes be
trial of Eunice Murphy and her
fore 0 o'clock. Her knock was un-
er, Kenneth, Harry Holt, George and answered, so she opened the door
Alma Weed for the murder of Charles and walked into the house, entering
Sellers on June 1" is ended.
the room in which the bodies of the
case against Miss Murphy was prose-! Ave victims lay.
cuted first. I She quickly gave the alarm, it waH
The four men took Sellers from the' then nearly dark and the officers
home of a rancher named Hutch Jack were unable to find anything that
and hung him to.a telephone pole.! would furnish a clew to the slayer.
They claim he had threatened to kill Showman's wages as chauffeur and
the prisoner if Eunice did not consent' mechanic at the garage were small,
to marry him. The state contends' and the family were in decidedly mod-
erate circumstances.
Acting on the clue that Charles
Maryzkes, a Bohemian ex-convlct and
a former brother-in-law of Mrs. Wm.
surance which she belieced Sellers
had left her..
The four men, accused of lynch
ing Charles P. Sellers, June 18, on Showman, was recently seen in the
a ranch near Valentine, were sent- vicinity, the police are today search
enced to life imprisonment by Judge ing for Maryzkes and bloodhounds
Westover in the district court. Eunice have been pressed into service to help
the girl accused of being an trap the murderer.
accessory before the fact, was order- The dogs took up the scent at the
ed released. Showman home and folowed It to the
The four sentenced were Harry Union Pacific tracks at Frisco June
Konnot.li Murphy,
I tion. The authorities think the crim-
Weed and Georpe Weed. They re-' Inal hopped a freight here and went
ceived their sentence calmly. The westward, probably to Wichita. It is
four were arraigned on charges of
murder In the first degree, but the
court allowed them to ignore the
charge upon their petition to plead *o
the second-degree crime.
CHICAGO, Oct. 17.-—Not satisfied
purse containing $10. MEXICO, Mo. Oct. 17.—After he
had stood off a posse with a revolver,
Bennedetto Pasquale, an Italian, ac
cused of having robbed the postoffice
at Thompson Saturday night, was
captured here by Chief o"f Police J. A.

was held up by three men as he was
on his way home from work.
Pistol Battle With Bank Robbers.
CLAllKSVILLE, Va„ Oct. 17.—Burg
I lars dynamited the vault of the Plant
ters' bank here, and after a pistol bat-: ties,
tie escaped with what Is believed to'
large amount of money. J. C.
awakened by the ex-
weapon, when It was discharged. Thejr0j~Jrs'
ball paused through her body. Shej »I
is In a critical ondltion. -Read The Daily Gate City.
exchanged shots with the
Brown. The Italian attempted to draw
a weapon, but was covered by the
chief with a shotgun.
County officers notified Brown the
Italian had been seen in the western
suburbs of Mexico and the officer
took up the chase. Pasquale will be
turned over to the postoffice authorl-
Contractor Shot Woman Held.
COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa, Oct. 17.—
W. R. Schwartz, a contractor of Shen
andoah. la., near the Missouri lino,
was shot and killed In a room In a
hotel here. A Mrs. Kirk, who was
with him, Is being held by the ptfMse,
thought the Bohemian will soon
Suspicion fell on Maryzkes when a
neighbor reported having seen the
Bohemian around the Showman home
on Sunday".
Holdup Men Take Victim's $10 and
Then Carry Off His Clothes Italian With Revolver Surrendered
and Shoes. When Officer Got Bead
on Him.

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