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Ohio Delegates Will Be a Daft
for the Secretary of War.
RESULTS OF THE PRIMARIES
Four Delegates at Large and Twenty
two District Delegates to Chi
cago Convention Chosen.
Columbus, O., Feb. 12.—The net re
sult of the Republican primaries held
throughout Ohio was, for William H.
Taft, four delegates-at-large and twen
ty-two district delegates to the na
tional convention in Chicago, and a
list of delegates to the state conven
tion, to be held March 3, which will
be unanimously in his favor. Hardin
county held no primaries.
No opposition worth mentioning de
veloped. The supreme court destroyed
all chances of success by the Foraker
element in Cuyahoga county by de
claring that the Taft county commit
tee was the only valid organization of
its kind in that county and the selec
tion of delegates there went by de
fault, no ticket being placed in the
field against the Taft candidates.
In Knox county the opposition to
Taft had brought an "independent"
ticket into the field, the independents,
however^being all Foraker men. The
Taft candidates won easily, the vote
being about four to one in their favor.
Actual voting for delegates to the
state convention was carried on in but
thirty-five out of the total of eighty
eight counties in the state, the Taft
delegates in fifty-two counties having
no opposition and their names were
simply certified as having been elect
ed, and no vote being taken in Hardin,
it was the general belief that votes
would be cast in thirty-six counties,
but the failure of the Foraker men to
bring out an opposition ticket in
Cuyahoga county reduced the num
ber by one.
Congressional primaries were held
in the Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, greater
part of the Eighth, Ninth, Twelfth,
Fourteenth, Fifteenth, Sixteenth,
Eighteenth and Twenty-first districts,
and in small proportions of the
Seventh and Nineteenth.
In all but the two last, wherein the
voting was in too limited a territory
to be decisive, the Taft people won
without opposition. In the Ninth,
Sixth and Sixteenth districts candi
dates for congress were nominated di
rectly at the primaries.
MRS. M'DONALD FREE.
Found Not Guilty of Murdering Web
ster S. Guerin.
Chicago, Feb. 12.—Mrs. Dora Mc
Donald, who has been on trial here
since Jan. 20 on the charge of murder
ing Webster Guerin, was acquitted by
a jury in the criminal court. The ver
dict was reached after six and a half
hours' deliberation. The defendant,
who was the widow of Michael Mc
Donald, formerly a political leader in
Chicago, received the verdict without
It developed at the trial just con
cluded that Guerin and Mrs. Dora Mc
Donald had been more or less inti
mate for almost ten years, their rela
tions having begun when Guerin was
less than seventeen years old. The
state asserted that Guerin had at
tempted to dissolve these relations
and that the woman shot him in a
The defense attacked Guerin's
character, asserting that he had sys
tematically blackmailed Mrs. McDon
ald for years and offered evidence
tending to show that he had attacked
her in his studio on the day of the
tragedy. One of the dramatic inci
dents of the trial was the acting out
of this alleged struggle by two physi
cians, who showed how Mrs. McDon
ald might have twisted the revolver
in Guerin's hand until it pointed at
his own breast and how the trigger
might have been pulled during the
The trial attracted unusually large
crowds and on several occasions the
police and bailiffs had to unite forces
to hold would-be spectators in check.
WOUNDED BY NIGHT RIDERS
Tennessee Planter and His Son Shot
by Armed Mf b.
Adams, Tenn., Feb. 8.—Night riders,
Veil armed and mounted, visited the
farms of Hugh C. Lawrence and Wash
ington T. Vicker, within three, miles
of this place, destroyed the barns on
both farms, together with 20,000
pounds of tobacco, shot and wounded
Lawrence and his son, Bradley Law
rence, and whipped a negro named
Count Boni Fined Twenty Dollars.
Paris, Feb. 12.—Count Boni de Cas
tellane, the divorced husband of Anna
Gould of New York, was found guilty
ljy the correctional court of criminal
assault and battery 3h Prince Helle
de Sagan, his cousin,* and fined $20.
The prince was awarded 20 cents
Bomb Wrecks Spaghetti Factory.
St. Louis, Feb- 8.-rjThe explosion of
a bomb, evidently set off by enemies,
wrecked the front of the spaghetti
manufacturing establishment of Viv*»
ano Bros. Vito Vivteno asserted he
had no known enemy and is at lout
to account for the explosion.
RURAL PARCELS POST
fieas&re of Importance to Conn3
try Sections of the Nation.
MERCHANDISE BY CARRIER
Bill Limits Packages to Eleven Pounds
Actually Mailed on Rural
Washington, Feb. 10.—Senator Burn
ham of New Hampshire has intro
duced a measure of distinct impor
tance to rural interests throughout
the United States. It is a bill to pro
vide a rural" parcel post for merchan
dise and other articles actually mailed
on rural delivery routes. The rural
free delivery routes now number more
than 38,000 and on them in excess of
15,000,000 people receive a daily pos
The measure introduced by Senator
Burnham has the endorsement of the
president "and Postmaster General
Meyer. It provides, in brief, for the
establishment of a domestic rural par
cel pest, at special rate of postage,
for the delivery of foodstuffs, dry
goods, drugs, books and other mer
chandise. The rate of postage shall
be 5 cents for tne first pound and 2
cents for each additional pound or
fraction thereof and on parcels weigh
ing less than one pound as follows:
Two ounces or less, 1 cent over two
and under four ounces, 2 cents over
four and not exceeding eight ounces,
3 cents over eight and not exceeding
twelve ounces, 4 cents, and over
twelve ounces and under one pound,
Bars All but Domestic Mail.
Two important limitations are
placed on the use of the proposed
parcel post by the following provi
"That nothing herein contained
shall be taken as authorizing the ac
ceptance or delivery at the special
rates of postage herein provided of
any parcel offered by any person act
ing as agent or representative, upon
commission or otherwise, for any per
son or company not resident on such
rural delivery route.
"That only such parcels shall be re
ceived for delivery at the special rates
of postage herein provided as are of
fered by bona fide merchants or deal
ers whose regular places of business
are on rural delivery routes covered
by this act in the ordinary and. reg
ular course of their business and by
residents on such routes in their in
The bill provides that the parcels
carried shall not weigh more than
eleven pounds or be more than three
feet six inches in length. Perishable
articles will be sent at the senders'
risk and will not be accepted at any
postoffice more than three hours be
fore the departure of the mail from
GUILTY OF CONSPIRACY.
Former District Attorney of Oregon
Portland, Ore., Feb. 8.—Former
United States District Attorney John
H. Hall, indicted for conspiracy with
the Butte Creek Land, Live Stock and
Lumber company to maintain an al
leged illegal fence which enclosed 20,
000 acres of public land in Wheeler
county, has been found guilty. The
trial has been in progress since Jan.
13 and has been bitterly fought on
Three hours and ten minutes after
receiving the instructions of Judge
Hunt the jury arrived at a decision.
TEN MINERS KILLED.
Explosion Occurs in Colliery at Port
Hood, C. B.
Port Hood, C. B., Feb. 7.—Ten men
were killed as the result of an ex
plosion at the Port Hood coal mines.
All the bodies have been taken out.
No fire followed the explosion.
The Port Hood mine is a small col
liery operated independently and has
no connection with the Dominion Coal
company, the chief mining company in
At this season of the year less than
100 men are employed in the pit.
ROBBERS SECURE $10,000
Blow Open Safe in Bank at Wil
Willard, Mo., Feb. 11.—The Bank of
Wlllard was looted 'of $10,000 by five
robbers alter the safe had been blown
open by nitroglycerin. The explosion
aroused the citizens and a street bat
tle followed, but amid a fusillade of
shots the robbers made their way to
a handcar and escaped. No one was
hurt. A posse jvas quickly formed
and started in pursuit..
Overdue Steamer Sighted.
New York, Feb. 11.—The British
•teamer Eagle Point, which has been
thirty days en route from London for
Philadelphia, has been sighted 270
miles east-southeast of Sandy Hook
by the steamer Vaderland. The Eagle
Point was last spoken on Jan. 25,
when her captain reported that the
steamer's shaft was broken. Insur
ance rates on the vessel have been
safety has prevailed among ^tpptlS
Thursday, Feb. 6.
House—Political speechmaking came
to an end and actaal consideration of
the Indian appropriation bill was re
sumed. A bitter light was waged on
the proposition to abolish nonreserva
Senate—Financial speech by Sen
ator Culberson of Texas and the pas
sage of a bill providing for a govern
ment exhibit at the
exposition at Seattle were the chief
features of interest.
Friday, Feb. 7.
House—Session devoted almost en
tirely to the consideration of the om
nibus war claims bill, which was
passed after considerable discussion.
It carries a total appropriation of
Senate—Not in session.
Monday, Feb. 10.
Senate—Rising to a question of per
sonal privilege Mr. Foraker replied to
the denial by President Roosevelt of
charges that he has used federal pat
ronage. for the purpose of influencing
the national political contest.s
House—Mr. Leake (Dem., N. J.)
made a bitter attack on Mr. Bryan
and his methods. Considerable prog
ress made with the Indian appropria
Tuesday, Feb. 11.
House—Much interest attached to a
mild criticisn. of the president by Mr
Tawney, chairman of the committee
on appropriations, for having, as Mr.
Tawney charged, appointed the inland
waterways commission without au
thority of law.
Senate—Aldrich currency bill under
discussion, the debate being followed
closely by a delegation of bankers who
occupied seats in the galleries.
FIGHT TO SEE THEIR DEAD
Portuguese Anxious for Final View of
King and Crown Prince.
Lisbon, Feb. 10.—There was almost
a riot on the part of the populace to
get into the cathedral where the bod
ies of King Carlos and Crown Prince
Luiz are lying in state. The crowd
waiting outside for a chance to get a
last sight of the murdered king and
his son was so great that the police
were unable to close the cathedral
doors at the hour appointed for the
beginning of the ceremonies of the
final interment. It is estimated that
no less than 20,000 people were striv
ing at one time to make their way
into the cathedral. The police and
the gendarmes made futile efforts to
drive this mass back from the por
tals. It was quite impossible to even
hold the people in check. 'The surg
ing multitude thrust the police to one
side and forced in a side door to the
cathedral, through which it poured
into the main edifice.
Cavalry finally was summoned to
disperse the crowd and found it nec
essary to charge before the people
would move. There were no casual
WILL ASSIST TAFT CAMPAIGN
Assistant Postmaster General Hitch
cock to Resign.
Washington, Feb. 7.—Frank H.
Hitchcock, first assistant postmaster
general, in a few days will retire from
the postal service to undertake, in
part, the management of the presi
dential campaign of Secretary Taft.
It is likely that Mr. Hitchcock will
be succeeded as first assistant post
master general by Charles P. Grand
field, chief clerk in the office of the
Minneapolis, Feb. 11.—Wheat—May,
$1.03% July, $1.05% @1.05%, On
track—No. 1 hard, $1.07 No. 1 North
ern, $1.04 No. 2 Northern, $1.01%
1.02 No. 3 Northern, 97c@$1.00.
St. Paul Union Stock Yards.
St. Paul, Feb. 11.—Cattle—Good to
choice steers, $5.00 @5.75 fair to good,
$email@example.com good to choice cows and
heifers, $firstname.lastname@example.org veals, $email@example.com.
$4.75 @5.10 good to choice lambs,'
Duluth Wheat and Flax.
Duluth, Feb. 11.—Wheat—To arrive
and on track—No. 1 hard, $1.05% No.
1 Northern, $1.03% No. 2 Northern,
$1.00% May, $1.03% July, $1.04. In
store—No. 1 Northern, $1.01 No. 2
Northern, 98c. Flax—To arrive and
on track, $1.15% May, $1.16% July,
Chicago Union Stock Yards.
Chicago, Feb. 11.—Cattle—Beeves,
$firstname.lastname@example.org cows and.heifers, $1.75@
4.60 Texans, $3.50 @4.10 calves, $5.00
4j6.75 Western cattle, $3.75 @4.60
stockers and feeders, $2.50 @4.50. Hogs
—Light, $email@example.com mixed, $4.15®
4.45 heavy, $4.15 @4.45 rough, $4.15
@4.20 pigs. $firstname.lastname@example.org. Sheep, $3.20
@5.40 yearlings, $email@example.com lambs,
Chicago Grain and Provisions.
Chicago, Feb. 11.—Wheatr-May,
*5*4c July, 91%c Sept., 88%e. Corn
—May, 61% July,
Sept., 58%e. Oats—May, old
53fic May, 51%c July, old, 45%ct
Sept., 37%c. Pork—May, $11*90 July,
12.22%. Batter—Creameries, 22@
VSfc dairies, 21@29& Egg*—lS@20c.
Poultry. Turkeys* chickens and
Double Tragedy Enacted in Pres
ence of School Children.
YOUTHFUL TEACHER SLAIN
Hubbard County Man Then Lies Down
by Body of His Victim and
Ends His Own Life.
Because Miss Bessie Graham, the
seventeen-year-old teacher at the Sa
vannah township (Hubbard county)
school, rejected him August Boldt of
Park Rapids, in the presence of
more than a score of school children,
shot Miss Graham dead and then put
a bullet into his own head, both dying
When Boldt arrived at the school
house at recess time he called for
Miss Graham. On Sunday the pair
had quarreled and as Miss Graham
had jilted Boldt and left him in a
rage she feared he would do her harm
and as Boldt approached her Miss
Graham walked away and started to
run to a nearby farmhouse.
As the young woman fled Boldt, who
carried a 30-caliber rifle, took aim
and fired. The first bullet failed to
hit its mark, but a second shot went
through the back of the young wo
man's head and passed out through
the right eye.
Boldt then walked over to the dead
body and lying down beside the dead
girl put a bullet through his head.
Miss Graham's home is at Osage
and she was a prominent young wo
man. She had attended the Park Rap
ids school three years and in January,
1907, passed the state teachers' exam
ination. She had been teaching at
Savannah since last October.
Boldt was twenty-four years old and
during the early part of the winter
had attended a jewelry school in Min
neapolis. He had been keeping com
pany with Miss Graham for more than
a year and last summer worked on
the Graham farm.
FOUR DIE IN FLAMES.
Farmhouse Destroyed by Fire in Fill
Fire starting at a stovepipe hole in
the floor of the house caused the
deaths of four persons and the pos
sibly fatal injury of a fifth on the farm
of C. W. Engle six miles southwest of
Preston. The dead are:
C. W. Engle, thirty-seven years old
Mrs. C. W. Engle, Mrs. Thomas Yeast,
mother of Mrs. Engle Baby Engle,
the infant child of the first named vic
Thomas Yeast, Mrs. Engle's father,
was the only inmate of the house who
escaped from the flames and he was
so seriously burned in attempting to
rescue the others that his injuries,
with the subsequent exposure, may
cause his death. He inhaled smoke
and flames and internal injuries are
feared. The house was completely de
The bodies of the four victims of
the fire were almost completely in
cinerated. No trace whatever of the
baby could be found in the ruins. Of
the other victims nothing is left but
their skulls and a few bits of partly
burned flesh and clothing, all of which
could be gathered up in a bushel bas
ATTACKS VALIDITY OF LAW
Standard Oii's Reply to Minnesota
The Standard Oil company has filed
a demurrer to the suit brought against
It by Attorney General Young for the
forfeiture of its Minnesota charter.
Its right to do business in the state
is attacked because of an alleged vio
lation of the anti-discrimination law
passed by the last legislature.
The company claims the law is un
constitutional- because it is in viola
tion of both the federal and state con
stitutions. It proposes to take prop
erty without due process of law, the
Further, it holds that the act speci
fied is class and special legislation
and therefore in conflict with the
state constitution. The complaint, it
also says, dc%s not constitute f^cts.
The suit against the Standard Oil
compaay was commenced early in De
cember in the Ramsey county district
court. In an answer made the com
pany then asked that the state be
compelled to make its complaint more
specific. This It withdrew and filed
the demurrers given above.
Valuable Papers Missing.
tin box, the contents of which
are valued at $50,000, the personal
property of Daniel C. Hopkins, vice
president of the Hopkins Land com
pany, has disappeared from his office
in the Metropolitan Life Insurance
building at Minneapolis/ The Mill
City police are trying to solve
the mystery and seem to be baffled.
They say the case is one of the most
difficult that the department ever has
Five Years for Manslaughter.
Michael Brennan, recently convict
ed at Hastings of manslaughter
in the first degree for the killing of
Anthony Brennan at Lakeville Aug.
27, was sentenced in district court by
Judge F. M. Crosby to five years in
the state prison at Stillwater at hard*
labor. The sentence was regarded
Willi surprise by many people, not
withstanding thatmuch sympathy was
for tlie prisoner.
DENIES THE ACCUSATION.
President Not Using Federal Patron
age to Assist Taft.
Washington, Feb. 10.—Answer has
been made by President Roosevelt to
the recent public statements that he
has made use of federal patronage to
further the presidential interests of
"Secretary Taft. The answer is in the
form of a letter addressed to William
Dudley Foulke of Richmond, Ind., and
includes a letter from Mr. Foulke to
the president suggesting the need of
such a statement.
The president begins by characteriz
ing the charges as "false and ma
licious." He follows this with an an
alysis of all appointments sent by him
to the senate for its action to show
that in no case has the proximity of a
presidential contest influenced his ac
NINE MINERS KILLED.
Fatal Explosion Occurs in a Shaft in
Central City, Ky., Feb. 11.—Nine
miners were killed and one other
was fatally injured by an explosion of
gas in the mine of the Moody Coal
company at South Carrollton, three
miles from this city. The mine is
a small one and only thirteen men
were at work in the diggings at the
time of the explosion. The accident
was caused by a slow blast setting off
the gas, which had evidently accumu
lated in considerable quantity, as the
interior of the mine was wrecked and
the cages smashed so that it was im
possible to get the ten victims and the
three survivors to the surface for
JUDGE HARGIS MURDERED
Famous Kentucky Feudist Is
Killed by His Son.
Jackson, Ky., Feb. 7.—Beach Hargis
shot and killed his father, Judge James
Hargis, in the latter's store here.
Beach fired five shots at his father,
who fell dead while the store was
filled with customers.
The exact cause of the murder has
not been learned, but it is supposed
to have been the result of differences
which have existed between father
and son for some time.
The two men are reported to have
had a severe quarrel several nights
ago, when the father, it is alleged,
was compelled to resort to violence to
restrain his son.
Judge Hargis has been for years a
prominent figure in Kentucky in polit
ical and criminal circles. He has fig
ured in the courts in the mountains
for years on account of the murders
of Dr. Cox, Attorney Marcum and Jim
Cockrill. Judge Hargis was the polit
ical leader of the Democrats of the
Tenth district and was the "boss" of
Breathitt county. For years his sway
was not opposed, but some years ago
Mr. Marcum had the temerity to op
pose Hargis in a law case. From that
date Marcum was a marked man.
WOULD NAME LABOR TICKET
Gompers Asked to Call National Con
New York, Feb. 10.—At a meeting
of the Central Federated union Pres
ident Samuel Gompers of the Amer
ican Federation of Labor was re
quested by resolution to call a con
vention of labor union representa
tives from all over the country for the
purpose of nominating candidates for
president and vice president of the
United States and adopting a platform
for a National Labor party. The re
cent decisions of the supreme court
in which labor laws were declared un
constitutional were criticised and it
was declared that laboring men
throughout the country must combine
to change the Constitution. Judges,
it was said, owed their appointments
to men opposed to labor and must be
superseded before labor would re
ceive the justice to which it is en
FOR ILLEGAL BANKING.
Two Indictments Against "Man Now
Coming Across Ocean."
New York, Feb: 10.—Two indict
ments were returned by the special
grand jury of New York county which
Is now investigating banking methods
as disclosed by the recent panic. I
was announced that the indictments
were againsft a man "who is now com
ing across the ocean." Justice Dowllng
fixed bail in each indictment at $10,
TWO NEW BATTLESHIPS.
House Committee Gives Navy Depart
ment Half What It Asked.
Washington, Feb. 10.—The house
committee on naval affairs has voted
to recommend ?an appropriation for
the building of two battleships of the
Delaware class, instead of the four
battleships recommended by the navy
department and urged by the pres
Seven Persons Burned to Death.
New Liskard, Ont., Feb. 10.—Seven
persons were burned to death by a
fire which destroyed the home of Law
rence Haacke, a carpenter, near hefe.
The victims were his wife and six
children, ranging in age from an in
fant to a girl of eleven years. The
family were asleep when the flref
started and before assistance arrived
thebuildjng had been burned to the
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