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Subscribers of The Dally Gate City
are Served tha full Leased Wlra «er
vie* of tha United Press Associations.
VOL. 115. NO. 44.
dldate for Vice President and
Makes Ringing 8peeoh of
•"."•• •./•• -I",
[United Press Leased .Wire Service.]
TJTICA, N. Y., Aug. 21.—Accepting
the republican re-nomination for vice
president, James Schoolcraft Sherman
this afternoon in part said:
"You bear the commission of the
convention which met in Chicago in
Jane. That convention declared anew
our fidelity to the historic republican
party, our purpose to carry forward
the work it has so well done and to
promise further the prosperity, and
progress of the United States. The
annals of American, parties do not re
cord the proceedings of a political
gathering conducted with more open
ness, fairness, deliberation, sobriety
and worthy purpose, than that for
which I speak.
"Not deceived by the clamor of
those who attempted to bolster up
claims without basis by hundreds of
contests resting on a foundation so
flimsy that in the light of investigation
most of them melted away like snow
In a furnace heat, and were rejected
by quite or nearly an unanimous vote,
the convention adopted a platform that
rings true for patriotism, and consti
tutional government worthily bestow
ed a renojnination on our present chief
Executive. You gentlemen notify me
that the convention named me as the
party's candidate for vice president
has ner,er before con{§ja$ft
ifseaia nomination for tfiat office
upon any man,
"Fortunate aire we republicans that
OQr opponents are divided into two
campB, rivaling each other in their
efforts to excel in distributing the
civic and economic disorder in the
country. The new party thrusts itself
Into the vacuum left by the phantoms
of other third parties which have
passed Into oblivion. Oblivion too
awaits it. The democratic party in
the nation has. many times defeated
the republican party in August,' but
only twice has it done so in November.
"The democratic candidate, Mr. Wil
ton, ig Bryan and Parlcer over again,
without the oratory of the one or the
legal training of the other, but the
free trade prejudices of both seeming
ly intensified. It is not unkind to dis
cern that Wilson is a pedagogue, not
a statesman.!'
Sherman then quoted at length from
Wilson's history of the United States,
to show the governor's alleged attitude
on the immigration question and his
alleged declaration that Chinese were
preferrable to some European immi
Turning to the bull moose move
ttient, Sherman said: "The country
witnessed a convention held in Ohl
cag0 two weekls ago In which there
was no roll call of delegates, no bal
lots cast in which red bandanas were
t0 the stars and
Officially Notified That He Is Cjjn Resumption of Civil War by Desperate
'talis Attention to the Fact Tliat Re
publican Opponents Have Only
Won Two Times In Fall
where the scene was scarlet over
®uch, like the flag of anarchy. The
unquestioned master of the situation
*as greeted hy his satellites as an in
•plred leader and the irrelevance
which fell from many lips showed
"jelf in the chairman.
"it's right to rule
and proclaimed.
"They abuse the Payne-Aldrlch tar
iff law without stint and without rea
son. The tariff act has closed no
factorlesj has put out the fire in no
(Continued on page 7.)
Fighting In Wu Chang After
Brief Period of
On His Way to the Cspltal to* Lodge
Protest But Will Likely Never
Leave the City
[United Press Leased Wire Service.]
SHANGHAI, Aug. 21,—That des*
perate fighting is in progress at Wu
Chang is confirmed today by a dis
patoh from Hankow. At the latter
plaoe the nature of the outbreak Is
unknown, though it is taken for grant
ed that it grows out of President
Yuan Shi Kal'B recent killing of two
republican generals who had been in
vited by him to Pekin from up coun
try to see him.
Wu Chang is Vice President Li Yuan
Hung's headquarters. Hankow and
Wu Chang constitute virtually one
great city. They are separated from
one another, however, by the fork of
the Yangtse and Han rivers. Hankow
has a foreign, settlement and grave
unedslness is felt for its Bafety.
Vice President Li has supported
President Yuab hitherto but is under
stood to have been estranged from
htm by Yuan's attempt to throw re
sponsibility upon him for the execu
tion of the two generals, when he
discovered how unpopular he had
made himself by killing them.
One theory' is that friends of the
dead generals, accepting Yuan's ver
sion, have attacked Li. Another Is
that Yuan's friends initiated the at
tack because he has become the pres
ident's enemy. According to other
Reports Li ha® decided to throw off
Yuatfs the"
tatter's supporters.
At all events, it is feared the out
break marks a resumption of civil
Many republican Chinese here favor
making Li president of southern China
and declaring Immediate hostilities
against the northern provinces, where
Yuan !s in control. Dr. Sun Yat Sen,
the first provisional president, un
doubtedly would be chosen but thai
few think he will escape alive from
Pekln wh'lther he has gone to investi
gate the killing of the two generals. It
Is supposed he landed today at Taku,
whence It Is but a few hours journey
by land via Tien Tsln to the capital.
Reports telegraphed from Pekin to
the London Times and re-telegraphed
from London to newspapers here, de
nying the development of opposition
to President Yuan, are attributed to
Dr. Morrison, who resigned very re
cently as the Times' Pekln correspon
dent to become nominally political
advisor but really press agent for the
September 3.
[United Press Leased Wire Service.]
CLEVELAND, O. Aug. 21.—"Don't
forget September 3."
Such a placard In street cars ad
vertising space led to the discovery
today that the sign means:
"Vote against the woman suffrage
constitutional amendment number 28.
in the special election on Sept. 3.
The state association opposed to wo
man suffrage is responsible for the
the Most Revolting
Crimes in History of State
Comes to Light,
[United Press Leased Wire Service,]
OWATONNA, Minn., Aug. 21—One
of the most revolting crimes in the
history of Steele county came to light
today when Anton Mj,rlck, 60,
was arrested on charge of Infanticide,
£av'ng killed his child less than one
®y old by beating out Its brains.
&en drove two older toys,
Bloody Battle Is On,"5
[United Press Leased Wire Service.]
NOGALES, Ariz. Aug- 21.—Dis
patches received today say that a
bloody battle Is raging near Caanea,
Mexico, between Mexican rebels and
federals. Many are reported dead
but no details are available.
and 16 respectively, out of the house
and finally chased a third and young
est boy away.
The youngest of the three ran
around and peeped through a window.
According to bis story, the frther in a
drunken frenzy seized the new born
infant by the feet, held it in the air,
and beat its head with his flst, while
the mother lay terrified and helpless.
The lad called his brothers who
sent for Coroner Adird and Sheriff
Leahy. When they appeared on the
scene of the murder they found the
baby with Its head horribly crushed
and" the father lying In a drunken
General William Booth Haa Laid
Down His Sword and a Whole
World Mourns Death of ..
Good Man.
Thousands of Telegrams Received,
8ome From the Rulers of Nations
and People Who Have
Qalned Fame.
[United Press Leased Wire Service.]
LONDON, Aug. 21.—Thousands of
telegrams of sympathy in the loss of
their leader, General William Booth,
were received by. the Salvation Army
heads today. Several rulers of na
tions and scores of men and women,
world-famous in many different lines,
expressed their grief at the general's
death and their appreciation of his
That the general's son and chief of
staff, Bramwell Booth, will succeed
•his father, Salvationists today con
sidered a foregone conclusion. The
will in which the dead commander
many years ago told his lawyers he
had named the individual to whom he
wished to bequeath his baton will bo
opened very soon, possibly today, as
It is important that the break In the
army's leadership foe made as brief as
The son, however, is already ad
vanced by the members of his fath
er's staff as their "chief," so sure are
they that the late general will be
found to have named him for the post.
Arrangements are already being
made for the removal of General
Booth's body from his home at Hadley
Wood, near London, to the Salvation
Army congress hajj in the London dis
trict of Clapton,- where' it wllT lie -fin
state for a week before interment,
presumably by his wife at Abney
Park, Stoke Newlngton. An effort is
being made In Beveral Influential
quarters to have the great Salvation
ist laid to rest in Westminster Abbey,
but the abbey authorities, It Is said,
are opposed to the suggestion. As a
stern dissenter and a religious lead
er along llneg which "high church"
England looked on as, to say the least,
decidedly unconventional, churchmen
generally while freely conceding his
greatness, cannot get over the idea
that he was all his life something of
a religious outlaw.
A short* staff meeting was held at
army headquarters today at which ar
rangements were made for the conduct
of headquarters routine business until
the general's successor has been In
duced Into office.
Salvation Army headquarters today
issued the following official announce
ment to the army of General Booth's
"Our general has laid down his
sword. God Is with us."
General Booth left practically no
pe'rsonal estate. Vast sums were con-
trlbuted to him or earned by him,
through his writings but all of it went they knew would be vetoed,
toward the support and upbuilding of
the army. His death was directly due
to septic poisoning and the shock of
the operation for the removal of a cat
aract from his left eye but his physi
cian said today that really he sue
cumbed to old age and the wear and
tear of a long lifetime of Incessant
It Is understood that the day he
died a cable message was received
expressing the love and sympathy of
his son, Balllngton Booth, from whom
he had long been estranged, but tne
general was unconscious when it ar
rived and die# without knowing of his
House Passed Budget Appropriation
Over Taffs Veto by Overwhelm
ing Vote of 164
to 6X
One Lone Democrat Voted With Presi
dent While Twenty-one Repub
lioans Voted Against
[United Press Leased Wire ServtavlJ
WASHINGTON Aug. 21.—By the
overwhelming vote of 154 to 63 the
house today for the Becond time pass
ed the "budget" appropriation bill
over President Taft's veto. Twenty
one republicans voted with the demo
crats. Representative Sulzer, of New
York, was the only democrat voting
to sustain the president.
The vote followed reading of the
president's second veto message. An
tipaffiy to the commerce court and
absence of many republicans caused
the large majority In favor of over
riding the executive's disapproval.
On August 16, the house by 153 to
107, passed the bill over the presi
dent's head.' The republicans who to
day voted to over-rldo the veto be
cause of their desire to abolish the
commerce court were:
Cooper, of Wisconsin Curry, New
Mexico Davis and Helgesen, Minne
sota Kendall Iowa: Kent, California
LaFollette, Washington, Llndenburgn,
Minnesota Murdock, Kansas Norris,
Nebraska Reese, Kansas Steener
son, Minnesota Towner, Iowa
Woods, Iowa Young, Kansas Parr,
Pennsylvania French, Idaho Haw
ley, Oregon Klnkald, Nebraska Laf
ferty, Oregon, iand Miller, Minnesota.
House leadejre today paid that if the
senate doesnnpf^^s the bill over the
Veto, the prftvlsion Abolishing the coin
merce court will be stricken from the
bill, and the measure repassed with
out any of the features disapproved
by the president.
Fitzgerald prefaced the roll-call
upon his motion by flaying Taft for
defending the new court.
"Now congress must undertake the
stupendous task of educating tlie pres
ident upon legislation," said Fitzger
ald, "by convincing him that it is de
"After the fourth of March there
will be a man In the white house, who
is himself competent to pass upon
legislation without any education from
congress. President Taft now says
he must be convinced of the desir
"This commerce court is un-Ameri
can and I believe the Bentiment of the
country is In favor of its abolishment.
The president approved a bill for the
recall of the circuit court but now
says that is a recall, which he disap
Representative Glllett defended
Taft. He charged the democrats with
deliberately blocking adjournment of
congress by trying to pass legislation
overture toward a reconciliation, pass the bill over Taft veto they ac
Bramwell Booth who, It is taken
for granted, will succeed his father
as the army's commander-in-chief, Is
66 years old. He was General Booth's
eldest son. Born at Halifax, England,
he grew up In the Salvation Army
and devotion to Its Interests complete
ly saturates his nature. Though with
out his father's magnetism and mar
velous eloquence, he Is a man of
sound common sense and an efficient
He worked his way up through the
Salvation Army ranks, toiling with
his hands like the humblest recruit,
early in his career, until he received
the rank of chief of staff in 1880. He
is widely traveled, well educated and
very popular with the Salvationists.
His wife, whom he married In 1882,
is a native of Plymouth, England. She
is commissioner and leader of wo
men's social work of the Salvation
Army In Great Britain.
(Continued on page 7.)
Failed in the Senate.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 21.—Attempt
to over ride President Taft's second
veto of the "budget" appropriation
bill failed this afternoon. The house
mustered the necessary two-thirds 154
to 53 but the attempt failed in the
senate, 34 to 27—41 votes being
necessary fo pass the measure. It was
believed that the bill would be Imme
diately repassed by both houses with
the commerce court abolition, to which
Taft objected, eliminated.
When democratic house leaders
heard of the refusal of the senate to
ceded to the inevitable and gave up
the flght to abolish the commerce
Chairman Fitzgerald, of the house
appropriations committee, announced
that he would attempt at once to have
a new bill passed with the commerce
clause stricken out,
"We will put the bill through right
away," said Fitzgerald, "but we will
provide sufficient funds to carry the
commerce court only until March 4,
next. By that time It probably will
be abolished."
Ghoulish Trick. ffxgJS
[United Press Leased Wire Service.]
MILWAUKEE, Wis., Aug. 21.—What
he characterized, as a "ghoulish trick"
compelled J. J. Stephens, of Indian
apolis, president of the American
Association of Cemetery Superintend
ents, to make an impromptu address
before today's session of the annual
carefully prepared
address was stolen or misplaced.
General Mena Threatens to Resumo
Bombarding City Unless It Sur
renders to Him at
Uncle Sr\ is Taking a Hand In the
Re* ^on and Trying to Keep
the Death List
[United Press Leased Wire 8ervlce.]
SAN JUAN DEL SUR, Nicaragua,
Aug. 21.—Panic prevails In Managua
today as a result of General Mena's
threat to resume bombarding the city
unless it surrenders to him Immediate
ly. Reports are
current that the
revolutionists are massacring the in
habitants In the interior.
President Diaz is hopeful, however,
that the revolution will collapse
through the illness of General Mena,
as reported by Lieut. E. H. Conger of
the marines, who was captured, saw
the general and waB then released on
United States Minister Weltzel's
threat that otherwise he would come
after the prisoner with a force of
430 Soldiers Massacred.
CORINTO, Aug. 21.—With com
munication between Corlnto and
Managua partially restored, fragment
ary reports reaching here today Indi
cate that the massacre of 430 federal
soldiers by insurgents at Leon may
mark the climax of the latest Nica
ragua revolutions. General Mena Is
now confined to his bed and unable to
take part In directing the movements
of his troops. As the revolution was
brought on largely as a result of Mena
being piqued when he was ousted
from the cabinet, It is believed the re
volt stay die ottt Wbm lttek of leadfe*
ship. Negotiations for peace have
been on for several days.
The United States marines have
been constantly on duty since the
news of the massacre at Leon reachel
here. The garrison at Leon numbered
about 500. All were made prisoners
when the rebels captured the place
and all but 70 are said to have been
slain. ..
City of Refuge.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 21.—Action of
United States Minister Welfzel, 'n
Nicaragua, in proclaiming Managua{
the capital, a city of refuge, and In
the name of the United States forbid
ding the rebel general Mena to make
any hostile demonstration in the vicin
ity, led army officers here today to be
lieve that a olash between United
States forces and the Nicaraguan reb
els In the near future was Inevitable.
In anticipation of such a contingen
cy, the war department today made
ready to send additional troops to
Nicaragua. The Tenth United States
Infantry at Panama, was ordered to be
in readiness for instant embarkation
in transports now there. The United
States battleship Denver with three
hundred more marines Is due at Cor
lnto, Nicaragua, Sunday. If this force
is not sufficient, the Tenth Infantry
will be rushed at once.
According to dispatches today, Mena
evaded Minister Weitzel's demand
that the revolutionary leader withdraw
his threat to loot and burn Managua.
Accordingly, Weitzel flatly Informed
Mena that the United States will per
mit no further attacks on the town.
Mena apparently has been unim
pressed with this threat, as he is con
tinuing to raise an army with the
express declaration of looting the city,
ii fM?
Senatorial Objection.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 21.—Investi
gation of the part played by American
marines in assisting the Nicaraguan
federal government In repelling reb
els under General Mena was demad
ed in a resolution Introduced by Sen
ator Bacon of Georgia, today.
The senator bitterly condemned the
sending of troops Into foreign coun
tries without action by congress. He
insisted that the president had no
right during the session of tho legis
lative body to assume the power thus
to land troops and re*"' a lengthy news
paper dispatch showing how Ameri
can marines had assisted In defend
ing Managua.
No action was taken today on the
Funeral of Mandel.
[United Press Leased Wire Service.]
CHICAGO, Aug. 21.—The funeral of
the late Simon Mandel, pioneer Chi
cago merchant, was held at his res!
dence today. Services were in charge
of Dr. Emll O. Hlrsch of Slnal con
And Will Vote Straight Republican
Ticket From the Top Right
Straight Down to
the Bottom.
Senator's Letter Cause* Uneasiness
Among tha Roosevelt Cohorts Who
Meet In Des Moines Sep
tember 4.
[United Press Leased Wire Service.]
DES MOINES, Aug. 21.—There w»ll
be contention at the meeting of the
bull moose state central committee
today over the question of holding a
state convention here during Roose
velt's visit on September 4, to name a
state ticket, following the letter issued
by Senator W. 8. Kenyon, In which
he says he will support the republican
tloket from Taft down and deploring
the movement to nominate a bull
moose state ticket after the regular
state ticket was nominated at pri
maries in which republicans of all
factions took part Kenyon's letter
Is a direct statement and be closes
with saying he will withdraw from the
race for the senate if he Is embarrass
ing the republican candidates for the
Will Have State Ticket.
DES MOINES, Iowa. Aug. 21.—After
a stormy session of the bull moose
Btate oentral committee Chairman
Carl Franke this afternoon announced
that the committee had decided to
place a state ticket in the field to aid
Roosevelt In carrying Iowa and that
the convention would be held here
September 4 at the time of Colonel
Roosevelt's visit.
Every possible effort has been made
by the progressive republicans to pre
yeat the. placing of, state ticket in
the field and many Cummins leaders
have refused to allow the use of their
names. The statement issued last
night by Senator Kenyon that he
would support Taft is understood to
have had its influence upon the pro
gressive party leaders inducing them
to sever the last link binding them to
the old party.
Plans were completed this after
noon for the coming of Roosevelt and
Judge Stevens, national committee
man, asserts a state ticket will be
Not Married Yet.
[United Press Leased Wire Service.]
BOSTON, Aug. 21.—Leo P. Mc
Cready, ship's steward today was on
his way back to Halifax, still unwed.
Twice is was arranged for him to
marry Miss Katherine Marks, of Mi
ami, Florida, and when McCready
left Boston he did not know where his
fiancee was. Monday fifty guests
were assembled In New York to wit
ness the nuptials and Miss Marks
was waiting. McCready failed to ar
rive In time for the dual reason that
his ship waB late Into this port and
he missed a train. He then arranged
by wire for Miss Marks to come here
and announced that the belated cere
mony would take place yesterday at
St. Mary's church. Miss Marks did not
Passengers Unhurt.
fUnited Press Ixsased Wire Service.]
CHICAGO, August 21.—Engineer
James Dooiey and Foreman A. F.
Stolz were injured when the engine
and five baggage cars of the Chicago,
Milwaukee and St. Paul fast mail
train number 55, left the track near
Mayfalr, 111., today. The Pullmans
remained on the rails and none of the
passengers were injured.
Two Children and Fought
When Captured.
Pair Tonight and Tomorrow
Local temp—7 p. m. 79 7 a.
m. 69.
Liner Corlscan Arrived In
Damaged Bow as Result
llslon at Sea
Port With
of Col'
August 12.
Hasty Preparations Were Made
Abandon the Ship But Fortun
ately the Damage Was
[United Press Leased Wire Service.]
LIVERPOOL, Aug. 21.—The Allan
liner Corsican, which hit an Iceberg
near Newfoundland August 12, out
ward bound from Canadlaff ports fot
Liverpool, arrived here today. Het
damaged bow was protected by colli,
slon bulkheads.
According to Captain Cook the 3or
slcan was at much reduced speed
when the berg loomed up ahead out
of the fog. The engines were instant
ly stopped but It was too late—the
ship touched, though the Shook was
not severe.
At the captain's orders, the crew
swung out the boats In quick time and
all preparations were made for aban
doning the ship. Examination quick
ly showed, however, that the damage
was ten feet above the water line, so
the boats were returned and the voy
age was resumed.
The captain says there was no
panic among the passengers and that
the crew's discipline was magnificent.
"The weather continued hazy for
four days after the collision," the cap*
tain added, "but we were able to pro
ceed at moderate speed."
Some of the passengers disagreed
with the captain concerning the sev
erity of the shock. They said a n«m
•bW Who"
berths were nearly thrown out, that
the crash was terrific and that some
tons of ice fell onto the deck. Water
was nineteen feet deep In the hold
Sunday, one added.
It was also asserted that some pas
BengerB were greatly frightened and
that a few jumped Into the boats.
The captain, however, was warmly
praised by everyone. The passengers
presented him with a gold watch and
a handsome purse before reaching
For Keokuk and vicinity: Fair to
night and Thursday.
Illinois, Iowa and Missouri Fais
tonight and Thursday.
Lived There Five Days With
[United pr^ss Leased Wire Service.]
CHICAGO, Aug. 21—Robert Wa
lunek, six and his six months old ba
by sister, whose home for five days
has been a hollow
tenderly cared for at
man orphanage today. Their cloth
ing drenched by recent rains, almost
Dally River Bulletin,
St. Paul .. 14 1.8 ...» Cldy
La Crosae .. 12 8.0 -O.l Clear
Dubuque .. 18 7.8 -0.2 Clear
Davenport .. 15 7.8 .... Clear
Galland .. 8 1.9 x0.4
Keokuk ..
.. 15 3.6 x0.8 Clear
St. Louis .. 30 8.8 -0.2 Rain
River Forecast.
The river will rise from Davenport
to Keokuk until Friday, and reach a
stage of five feet at Keokuk by Friday.
Local Observations,
Aug. Bar.Ther.
2X 7 p.m. .. 29.92 79 SW Cldy
21 7 a.m. ..29.91 69 Calm Cleat
Mean temperature, Aug. 20, 76.
Highest temperature, 82.
IX)west temperature, 69.
Lowest temperature last night, 69.
_____ I the children were discovered late last
night by the police, much In the same
manner as were the children whose
The mother and her children had
been missing for five days. When the
babes in the wood were discovered by
the police their mother fought with
the ferocity of an animal to prevent
their being taken from her. Her
strength seemed little diminished by
her five day's fast and it required a
tree were protracted struggle before she could
a West Pull- be overpowered and taken to the
Kensington police station. She will
be placed In an asylum and the chil
dren after they have recovered from:
famished and their only guardian, a
mother whose insanity transformed their exposure will return to their
her Into a wild woman of the forest.1 father,.

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