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Commander Dyer of the Cruiser Bal
timore Honored by the Mary
land Metropolis.
Presented With aMagniflcent Sword
and Given a Grand
^Otiav Friends Believe iHe Will Be
Retained In the Phil*
Baltimore, Sept. 12.—Capt. N. Mayo,
one of the heroes of Manila and com
mander of the cruiser Baltimore in tt\e
battle of Manila bay, was the honored
guest of the city today. The streets
were packed with people, the residences
.and business houses being decorated.
,*A procession, composed of the Mary
land militia, two companies of the. reg
ular artillery, G. A. R. and civic organ
slzatioiis, paraded and were reviewed
by Dyer. Then Mayor Malster, in be
half of the city, presented Dyer with a
magnificent sword. Dyer subsequently
held a public reception at River View
Park. The celebration closes with a
banquet this evening.
Friends of the General Bolteve lie
Will lteinaBu In the Philippines.
Washington, Sept. 12.—The friends
of Gen. Otis are becoming hopeful that
they will succeed in having him re
tained in his present command. Last
week they were deeply discouraged,
and one, a high official of the war de
partment, openly admitted that he be
lieved "popular clamor" would result
in his friend's recall and the assign
ment of Gen. Miles or Gen. Merritt to
The prediction is now being confi
dently made by Gen. Otis' admirers
that he will be permitted to demon
strate what he can do with a larger
army before being censured for his fail
ure to make more progress during the
last campaign. The president has re
peatedly expressed his confidence in
Gen. Otis and Secretary Root has com
mended his reports for clearness and
conciseness. But the latter official has
been Inclined to the' suggestion that an
officer of high rank, the major general
commanding the army being prefer
able, should be placed at the head of
the fighting forces.
Secretary Root has viewed the .situa
tion from an unprejudiced standpoint,
and his recommendations were placed
upon Gen. Otis' ability as a soldier. He
has taken the broad ground that where
the army is there also should be the
ranking officers. He is opposed to the
proposition to permit the major general
commanding to remain at his desk per
forming routine -work, another major
general acting as military governor of
Cuba and the third as commander of
the department of the east, while the
army is In the Philippines under the
command of a brigadier general, which
Is Gen. Otis' rank in the regular army.
It is impossible, owing to the con
flicting Interests at work, to state posi
tively how the contest for supremacy
will terminate. Gen. Miles' friends
are as confident as are those of Gen.
Otis, but the drift of feeling now seems
to have turned in favor of the latter.
Plans have been adopted at the depart
ment, however, under which Gen. Law
ton and Gen. MacArthur are each to be
given a responsible command of sev
eral divisions, and they will begin op
erations just as soon as the rainy sea
son Is considered at an end. The cav
alry will be under command of Gen.
Lawton, while Gen. MacArthur's com
mand will be composed principally of
Infantry. One command will operate to
the north while the other will probably
cover the south.
The president has directed that the
navy co-operate with thfe army In the
fall campaign, but it is expected that
Its work will be generally confined tc
blockading. A few of the smaller gun
boats will, however, be sent as far in
land as the conditions wiil permit. The
marines, too, are to play an important
part in the operations in the vicinity of
Cavlte. Within a short time nearly 700
marines will be qn hand in the Philip
pines, and they will be assigned to dutji
in the southern part or the island of Lu
zon, which is the hotbed of the insur
rection. A very small percentage ot
the command Is sick—less than 2 per
cent—and their military training is far
superior to that of the army. Gen. Mac
Arthur and Gen. Lawton wil be held re
sponsible for the campaign in their ter
Reports received at the war depart
ment show that good progress- is being
made in the work of recruiting, the en
listments Saturday amounting to 537
men. This is a better record than was
made in recruiting the first ten volun
teer regiments and the success is at
tributed to the fact that the volunteer
officers appointed have been allowed to
make enlistments in the vicinity of their
A total of 4,790 men have been enlist
ed to date, more than one-third of the
number required to All the regiments.
The Eleventh volunteer cavalry has 790
men in the United States and nearly
100 in the Philippines. As only 1,200
were needed for this organization, re
cruiting will cease in several days. The
Philippine service unasslgned has 992
men, from which two battalions are to
be organized, one each for the Thirty
ninth and Fortieth regiments. There
will still remain about 200 men who will
probably be made a part of another
battalion. The records of the other
regiments are as follows: The Thirty
eighth, 485 Thirty-ninth, 281 Fortieth,
203 Forty-first, 168 FOrty-second, 399
Forty-third, 208 Forty-fourth, 282: For-
359 Forty-sixth, 3#5 Forty-
First Lieut. Albert C. McMillan, Thir
tieth infantry, now at Fort Sherldait.
will accompany the first detachment of
recruits to San Francisco, where he will
Join Mi regiment. Recruit Carl Black.
ThliUethlnfantry, Fort Sheridan, how
be discharged without honor. Private
Edward 3. Strickland, Company Na,
Thirtieth infantry. Fort SheridalL will
also be discharged.
Lawton Makes Dental.
Washington, Sept. 12.—The war "de
partment makes public the following
"Manila, Sept. 11.—Corbin, Washing
ton Lawton pronounces utterly foun
dationless newspaper reports of an In
terview asserting that he commented on
the military situation or criticised the
conduct of operations here. He declares
beforehand as false all future accounts
of such Interviews. SCHWAN."
Gen. Schwan is a colonel in the ad
jutant general's department, and was
made a brigadier during the Spanish
war. Gen. Corbin stated that he does
not. know what the denial refers to, and
that the department has addressed no
inquiry to Gen. Lawton.
Secretary Itoot May Me tbe Nominee
lor Vice President.
Washington, Sept. 12.—There are
whisperings In political circles that
Elihu Root, secretary of war, is likely
to be the administration candidate for
the republican nomination for vice
president. President McKinley has
favored the re-nomination of his run
ning mate, but Mr. Hobart's health will
probably prevent him from again ac
cepting office.
The relations of these two men have
been so Intimate as to cause comment,
for in many previous administrations
there was much friction arfd coldness
between the president and vice presi
dent. President McKinley and Mr. Ho
bart visit almost daily when in Wash
ington and the opinion of the vice pres
ident has often been sought by his chief
when considering delicate and momen
tous questions of state.
As the presiding officer of the senate
Mr. Hobart has proved himself an able,
discreet and dignified official, and the
republicans have had no occasion to
regret his selection. President McKin
ley is reported to have insisted that Mr.
Hobart ought to be re-nominated, but
the president's friends feel that the sit
uation is reaching a point where there
must be a change.
Vice President Hobart is suffering
from an ailment of the heart that is a
constant menace to his life. Cheering
reports were sent out from his bedside
when he was confined to his home in
this city, but the physicians have ad
mitted that he was in an exceedingly
critical condition much of the time. Mr.
Hobart has rallied somewhat, but he is
a very sick man. His physicians are in
sisting that he must avoid excitement
and all possible exertion. They are said
to offer him little hope of-permanent
recovery. Mrs. Hobart is also said to
be opposed to her husband going
through the strain of another campaign
and a second term in office. It is a deli
cate situation for the president, and he,
of course, has cheeringly assumed that
his colleague would be restored to
health and be able to continue in the
public service. Reports from Long
Branch do not sustain these optimistic
hopes, and the politicians, quick to an
ticipate emergencies, are looking for
another candidate for vice president.
With a western man at the head of
the ticket it is natural to look to New
York to fill the second place. Its elec-i
toral vote is so large that it has often
been the determining factor in presiden
tial campaigns. It is also a doubtful
state, and it is politic to have It repre
sented on the ticket in order to increase
the chances of carrying it. The politi
cians are alive to the advantage of
having a military hero on the ticket,
and they have cast longing eyes toward
Col. Theodore Roosevelt, but he has his
gaze on first place ii» 1904 and diplomat
ically evades the bait of 1900 by declar
ing it is his duty to serve out his term
as governor.
tinder these circumstances the politi
cians have turned to Secretary Root as
an available man. As a lawyer and a
citizen he offers exceptionally strong
qualifications, and he is expected to in
crease his availability by a vigorous
administration of the war department.
While this may not throw about him
the halo to be won by a gallant record
in the field, it is thought he has oppor
tunities to win glory that will prove
very effective.
London Firms Suspend Preparations
of Kxlilblts for Purls "Till Dreylus
Blot I« Wiped Out."
London, Sept. 12.—The movement to
boycott the Paris exposition continues.
Several additional firms announced this
afternoon their Intention to suspend
preparatons for their exhibits until the
"Dreyfus blot is wiped out."
Rennes, Sept. 12.—Matthieu Dreyfus
visited his brother this morning. He
found him bearing up well. The prison
er has received an enormous number of
letters of sympathy since Saturday.
San Francisco, Sept. 12.—The follow
ing message has been sent McKinley by
the Episcopal clery of this city: "Pro
foundly moved by the verdict In the
Dreyfus case we most earnestly re
quest your excellency to take such ac
tion looking toward a reversal of th
sentence as Is possible, compatible with
the diplomatic relations existing be
tween the two nations." ..
France is Quiet.
Paris, Sept. 12.—Premier Waldeck
Rousscau reported to the cabinet that
no outbreaks have occurred anywhere
as a result of the Dreyfus verdict. It Is
presumed no action was taken in Drey
fus matters.
Form Dreyfus Aid Society.
Cnicago,. Sept. 12.—A Dreyfus auxil
iary society has been formed here by
100 prominent Jews. Committees to se
cure subscriptions and speakers have
been appointed.
Cabinet'Discusses Porto Rico.
Washington, Sept. 12.—The cabinet
today went over the form at the pro
posed local government for Porto Rico.
No final action was taken.
Discontent in Opsin.
Barcelona, Sept. 12.—Discontent over
the new taxes continues. Carllst plots
have been discovered In neighboring
Cargo of Rifles and Cartridges Said
to Have Arrived on the
...... Frontier.
British Soldiers Depart From India
For the Scene of the Prob
able Conflict
Reply of the English Cabinet to
Transvaal Received at Pre
toria Today.
Lourenzo Marquez, Delagoa Bay,
Sept. 12.—A consignment of ammuni
tion, presumably for the Transvaal,
has arrived here.
Pretoria, Sept. 12.—The British cab
inet's dispatch of Friday has just been
handed to the Transvaal government.
Simla, Igdla, Sept. 12.—The first
transport for South Africa sails with
field hospitals from Bombay September
16 and the entire force from India will
be embarked by September 25.
Peace With Boers Bxpectcd, Al
though War Plana Are Continued.
London, Sept 12.—Although warlike
preparations continue on both sides,
the news decidedly strengthens the
general expectation in well informed
circles of a peaceful issue of the Trans
vaal negotiations. The raad's resolu
tion and President Kruger's apologetic
utterances both polntt to peace and
offset the wild utterances of ignorant
Boer jingoes in the volksraad last
Again, while the Boers have definite
ly accepted the proposal for a commis
sion to inquire Into the working of the
franchise law, they declare now that
there is no dispute about suzerainty,
on the ground that, though the aboli
tion of suzerainty was asked, it was
merely as a condition qualifying the
offer of the five-year franchise. This
offer, they say, has now been with
drawn, so the condition itself is extin
Naturally this is looked upon by the
jingo party here as a piece of charac
teristic shuffling on the part of the
Boers, the Times declaring it to have
been "a foolish and unnecessary act of
defiance," a repetittion of which must
be made impossible. "There is no
price," the Times continues, "which
the people of this country are not pre
pared to pay in order to vindicate
Great Britain's position as the para
mount power in South Africa."
More moderate views-hore point out
that paramountcy is not suzerainty,
and that the dispute really Is all over a
mere phrase. All parties here are agreed
as to the necessity of maintaining para
mountcy, and the Boers evidently are
now agreed to accept the position of
England in part, so long as no claim
made that this country has a right to
Interfere in the Internal affairs of the
Marked cheerfulness prevailed in the
Kaffir market on the stock exchange,
clearly showing that the financial lead
ers believe there is no prospect of imme
diate hostilities.
Warning to the Burerhers.
Pretoria, Sept. 12.—The British diplo
matic agent, Conyngham Greene, has
made a representation to the Transvaal
government regarding the recent arrest
of Mr. Pakeman, editor of the Trans
vaal Leader, and the government is
sending a reply.
President Kruger has issued a notice
warning burghers who intend to go
shooting beyond the River Limpoo,
which forms for many miles the north
west and north limit of the Transvaal,
that they will be severely punished un
less they first obtain permission from
the local authorities.
The tension remains high pending the
receipt of Mr. Chamberlain's dispatch.
It Is asserted on excellent authority
that the Transvaal government, with a
view to keeping the mining industry go
ing, has decided to protect It in every
possible way. As a first step the govern
ment has notified the raad companies
that their men will receive protection
as long as they remain peaceful, and
should war unfortunately occur the
men will be given a reasonable time to
leave the country if they desire.
It is officially anounced that the arti
cle in the gold law about the confisca
tion of claims and mines belonging to
people convicted of treason or conspira
cy against the state, which was last year
eliminated, will be re-enforced. The ar
ticle also gives the government power
to order that the mines be worked, and
provides that if this instruction is dis
regarded the government may work
them through its own agents.
Commander-General Joubert denies
denies that the war department is or
dering heavy ordnance and rifles. He
declares that he is anxious for the pres
ervation of peace.
VlrKlnln Justice Introduces the
Whipping Post as a Mode of Pun
Washington, Se^t. 12.—John Bushard,
a 19-year-old negro from Washington,
was sentenced by Justice Louis F.
Smith, of Rosslyn, Va., to fifteen lashes
on the bare back and the sentence was
executed by a constable In the office of
the justice at 10 o'clock last night. A
13-year-old negro girl was sentenced to
ten lashes, but the sentence was not
carried out.
Rosslyn is a hamlet just across th(
Potomac near the aqueduct bridge. The
constables heard the girl screaming
and arrested the young negro on a
charge of trying to assault her. They
were taken before the justice, and al
though on Inquiry he was convinced
the charge would not hold, he decided
to "teach them a lesson," aa he ex
pressed It, and sentenced thera to be
whipped on the spot by the officers.
The scene of the punishment was in
the small room in which the'court had
been held. After adjournment Consta
ble Galne secured an ordinary wooden
bottom kitchen chair, which waa minus
batek. The prisoner was ordered to lie
across this on his stomach and willing
ly complied: His clothes were removed.
One of the deputies held the man's
head and another caught hold of his
feet and held him firmly In position.
To keep the man from rolling off the
chair Constable Gaines planted his foot
on the back ot the prostrate form, and
In this position the victim was unable
to even squirm.
Constable Gaines is a powerfully built
man and weighs over 200. As he ex
pressed it, he is no baby when it comes
to a test of strength, and he says he put
all his power into the bldws. There was
no intermission between the lashes, and
one followed the other in rapid succes
The prisoner, unable to squirm and
escape the punishment, used his lungs,
and his cries could have been heard for
nearly half a mile, according to the
statement of a witness. The howls of
pain from the victim were sufficient to
draw a large ,crowd. No blood was
drawn, but there were bruises and
welts all over the anatomy of Bushard.
It is said that under the laws of Vir
ginia a justice of the peace can inflict
the punishment of a public whipping
where the prisoner Is a minor and with
out means to pay the fine. This is the
first public whipping in Rosslyn since
the civil war. It Is understood that at
the next meeting of the Virginia legis
lature a bill will be introduced provid
ing for the establishment of public
whipping posts.
Palmer-M'Govern Fight Takes Place
at Tuckaboe This Afternoon—Won
In One Round—The Betting.
Tuckahoo, N. Y., Sept. 12.—Bright
sunshine greeted the thousands who
thronged the big stockade In which Ter
ry McGovern, the American, and Pedlar
Palmer, of'England, are to fight for the
bantam championship of the world this
afternoon. They were to have weighed
in at 116 pounds this morning, but as
Palmer was unable to flo any work,
owing to the Inclement weather, the
ceremony was waived and the men will
fight at catch weights, probably over 120
each. McGovern was a favorite in the
betting, $100 to }80.
The men were cheered as they entered
the ring under British and American
colors respectively.
Round 1.—When the men met for the
first round Palmer led with his left, but
fell short. Terry touched him lightly
on the head. Palmer led again. Terry
stepped back and Palmer fell to his
knees. They mixed up at close quar
ters and Terry landed a right twice on
the Jaw, then brought it down to the
wind, at the same time keeping his.
head inside Palmer's swings. The time
keeper made a mistake when the round
was half over, but as soon as the mis
take was discovered the men stepped
quickly to the center of the ring and
Terry sent a right and left to the head.
Then with a left hook he dropped Pal
mer to the floor. Palmer, in getting
up, seemed groggy and Terry forced
him to the ropes. McGovern was over
anxious to finish his man and worked
very roughly for the head, but
the Englishman, though half groggy,
ducked beautifully. Terry never let up,
however, but kept hammering with
both hands at close quarters. Palmer,
In a half crouching attitude, got to
clinch. As they broke McGovern hooked
his left hard, viciously to jaw, driving
Palmer's head back, and as the British
er staggered towards the ropes McGov
ern swung his right flush to the point of
the chin and Palmer dropped helplessly.
He struggled frantically, but was un
able to rise, while the referee counted
him out and his seconds carried him to
his corner. Time, 2:32. Palmer recov
ered quickly and was helped out of the
ring three minutes after the knockout.
McGovern went to his dressing room,
swarmed around by friends.
The "Q" Settles With Lou Kile, Who
Was Knocked Off a Irosslau.
Special to Times-Republican.
Clarlnda, Sept. 1:2.—The adjuster for
the C. B. & Q. Ry. Co. was here Monday
and settled with Lon Kile for damages
received by being run into by one of
the company's trains, some time since.
Mr. Kile was driving his team and at
tempted to cross the railroad track
when a train, which was unseen by
him, was approaching at full speed.
Fortunately for Mr. Kile he was only
slightly injured, sustaining but the loss
of wagon and harness, for which he was
paid $230.
The United Presbyterian church of
this place has long been without a regu
lar pastor. They have now engaged
Rev. McMillan. He comes highly recom
mended, and the church is hopeful of
receiving new inspiration to work and
Dr. H. L. Cokenower, who has been
recuperating during the past three
months in the vicinity of the Rocky
mountains of Colorado, has returned to
Clarlnda and his former practice, much
Improved in health.
The Phoenix Loan Association of St.
Joseph. Mo., that was placed In the
hands of a receiver some sixty days ago.
caught many Clarinda people. Word
has been received here today that the
concern would pay SO cents on the dol
lar. This amount many o. the larger
stockholders consider too small, and
hence will not accept Buch, thereby de
laying the final settlement of the asso
ciation's affairs.
Candvmakers Meet.
Chicago, Sept. 12.—With the object of
advancing the price of candy the man
ufacturers supplying Missouri river
valley points met here today. Firms
from Quincy, Bloomlngton, 111. Du
buque, Cedar Rapids, la. Milwaukee,
Minneapolis, Minn., and Omaha, Neb.
were present.
Iowa Boy Appointed.
Washington, Sept. 12.—Among the ap
pointments In the volunteers announced
Is to be a lieutenant in the Forty-fourth
Volunteers William S. Blair, late orl
vate of .Company M, Fiftieth Iowa.
Gear Men Charged With Famishing,
Gratis, One-Sided Reports of
County Conventions.
Camming' Chances Disparaged and
Gear Gains Exaggerated For
Effect in the State.
Prof. Kent to Supervise Agriculture
In the lurkish Empire—Board
of Control.
Special to Times-Republican.
Des Moines, Sept. 12.—"Politics as she
is played" has had a pretty good Illus
tration in the last few weeks. For some
time Iowa newspapers have been fa
vored with the dropping of manna from
heaven in the form of telegraphic spe
cials, prepaid, on county conventions in
Gear territory. They have generally
been signed by some unknown—some
people say fictitious—name, and always
give the Gear side as strongly as possi
ble. Considering the expense and the
difficulty of getting prompt service on
convention news, it is but natural that
such specials should be received as evi
dence of the kindly interest of provi
dence, and that the favor should be ap
preciated. Last Saturday night, for in
stance, the Muscatine convention was
reported to morning papers a 200
word special which told all about how
Gear had swept all opposition before
him. Incidentally it was stated that
after the convention George M. Curtis,
of Clinton, ex-congressman from the
Second district, who had been on the
ground in Mr. Cummins' interest, said
that the senatorial fight was over, and
Mr. Cummins beaten. If Mr. Curtis had
said such a thing it would have been
Important. It merely happens that he
didn't say it, and doesn't believe it. The
Muscatine dispatch was "paid" and
signed "Dahlberg." Nobody knows
who Dahlberg is, save that he is set
down as a Gear representative doing
this kind of work for the sake of its ef
fect throughout the state.
Mr. Curtis, in the hope of heading off
the false report as early as possible,
sent out by wire a denial of it in the
following message, with the request
that it be printed:
"Clinton, Iowa, Sept. 11.—Tho dis
patch from Muscatine appearing in nu
merous papers, quoting me as saying
that the result in Muscatine county
ended the senatorial contest and that
Cummins is out of the race, is abso
lutely false. I am now, as I have been,
confident that the contest will only be
settled by the legislature.
This sort of thing certainly doesn't
look like fair fighting unless it be on the
theory that "all is fair in war." That
may be true, but it will do no good to
get this sort of war started within the
republican party. There are too many
close counties in the state, and such
methods are liable to lose some repub
lican members of the next legislature.
After the Pottawattamie county fight,
with Nebraskaris and gravel-train
gangs voting, and after the Muscatine
contest, with this kind of reports seni
out concerning it, nobody needs be sur
prised if results on election night show
that these methods have reacted
against the party. Muscatine went re
publican last fail by 305 votes, in a total
poll of 5,427. Potlawuttamie was repub
lican by about 9S0 in a total poll of
!,1S4. It appears that if one vote
in every t^n republicans should be
changed in Pottawattamie it would
change the result. Judging by the
measure of cussing that was done in
the Bluffs after the result was an
nounced. this is not an impossibility in
a county where there is so much inde
pendence as in Pottawattamie.
One of the best Iowans that this state
has produced is Secretary James Wil
son, of the department of agriculture.
Mr. Wilson is not only one of the big
men in the cabinet, perhaps the most
popular in the entire list, but he is an
Iowa man all the time. They say that
down In Washington it is a common ob
servation, when an Iowan is known to
be an applicant for aposition. that
"Wilson will find a place for him." In
the agricultural department it would be
impossible to throw a bull by the tail
without striking an Iowan. and the
chances are he would be a graduate of
the Iowa Agricultural College. Mr. Wil
son is loyal to his institution, and he
has a right to be. It is the best agri
cultural college in the country, and Mr.
Wilson knows it. He takes a practical
view of the matter. An agricultural
college ought to be the correct place to
prepare a man for a position in the ag
ricultural bureau, and the best agricul
tural college in the country ought to
turn out the best qualified men.
One of tho men whom Secretarv Wil
son has secured a good berth for is
Professor D. A. Kent, for many years
an instructor in the Ames college. Some
months ago the sultan of Turkey in
structed his minister in Washington to
find the right man for supervisor of ag
riculture in the empire, and learn what
he would cost. The minister consulted
Secretary Wilson, who recommended
Professor Kent. "Name the man and
the price" was the request of the Turk
ish minister. It Is said that a fancy
price was fixed, $10,000 a year being
hinted at. Whether is is correct Pro
fessor Kent will not say. The recom
mendation was forwarded to the sul
tan, and he is expected any time to
send for Professor Kent. Turkey Is a
big country, and the opportunity to se
cure therein a market for the agricul
tural Implements and machinery of the
United States is no small consideration.
The recognition given to the United
States, as the best country in which to
find an agricultural expert, and of Iowa
as the particular state from which to
draw, Is a compliment that will not be
overlooked the next time the sultan's
subjects butcher a few missionaries.
The Weather.
Fo? Iowa—Fair tonight and Wednes
day cooler In the central tonight
variable winds.
For Illinois—Fair tonight and
Wednesday slightly cooler in the ex
treme north tonight variable winds.
Death of Cornelius Vanderbilt.
Return of the Steamer Diana.
Commander Dyer Honored.
Guns Shipped to Transvaal.
More About Paris Boycott.
Iowa Political Comment,
Dreyfus Judges Urge Clemency.
Congress May Revoke Exposition Ap
Dr. Nickerson Admits Startling Prac
Boy Accidentally Shot at Jewell.
Coal Mine Flooded at Incline.
Stabbing Affray Near Whitten.
News of the Fifty-first Regiment.
The South American Scare.
The Proposed Boycott.
American Administration In Cuba,
A Cure for City Corruption.
Looker-On and Topics.
Iowa Newspapers, News Notes and
Press Comment.
Probable Street Railway. Extension—
Lighting Rates.
Marsh'alltown Defeats Des Moines at
Sheriff Banks' Prisoners.
.Miscellaneous City News.
PAUE Ktli :t 1*.
The Tuesday Markets.
Iowa Weather and Crops.
Miscellaneous Matters.
The first biennial report of the state
board of control is anticipated with in
terest. It will show that the board has
saved a good deal of money, and there
is no question that as an administrative
body the board will be cordially ap
proved on the strength of the showing.
But the recommendations as to future
conduct of the institutions will be
awaited with special interest. Here are
some of the things which, it is rumored,
the board will discuss:
Establishing a state colony for epilep
Establishing more normal schools.
Absolutely forbidding the care of in
sane, at county expense, in county asy
lums or elsewhere outside of the state
Buying extensive acreages of land for
the Clarinda asylum, the Davenport in
stitution for orphans and the Marshall
town Soldiers' Home.
As to an epileptic colony it is intimat
ed that the Cherokee asylum may be
used in this connection. It is not need
ed for the state's insane, though it
establishment in America, if not in the
world, for an asylum. But it might be
used as an asylum and some other in
sitution taken for epileptics. More like
ly a new institution will be recommend
As to normal schools, the board has
authority to recommend action regard
ing the educational institutions, though
they are not under its supervision. Ce
dar Falls is crowded, and must have
double its present facilities unless new
schools are started. Superintendent
Barrett wants new schools in the south
west, northwest and southeast corners
of the state, and the board may recom
mend them.
single policy on which the board is
more determined than this. The mem
bers will make a determined light for
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NO. 125
Stroke of Paralysis Ends Life of
Cornelius Vanderbilt Early
This Morning.
Demise is Sudden and Causes
Flurry In the Financial
Short Sketch of His Career—Peary's
Ship Diana Arrives at
New York, Sept. 12.—Cornelius Van
derbilt died this morning at his home
on Fifth avenue. He returned from
Newport with his wife last evening,
apparently in excellent health and spir
its. He retired early. About midnight
he was seized with a serious attack.
The household was aroused and several
physicians were summoned. Every
thing possible was done, but he grew
rapidly worse and died) at a quarter
past 5. Mrs. Vanderbilt and her daugh
ter Gladys are prostrated by the shock.
Physicians are attending them.
The death of Mr. Vanderbilt caused a
raid on stocks at the openjng and some
declines were caused temporarily, in the
Vanderbilt and other sh'ares but strong
support appeared and the losses were
recovered with something more in some
Later immense blocks of Brooklyn
Rapid Transit were thrown on the mar
ket, causing a sharp break in those se
curities and carrying down the rest of-,lJ1
the list below the previous low point.^V-f
At the bottom, however, shorts began to
cover and slight recoveries followed. At
noon the market was hesitating and un
Mr. Vanderbilt left five children: Cor-"''-if
nelius, Gertrude, Alfred, Reginald and
Gladys. Cornelius married the daugh
ter of R. T. Wilson, a banker, two years
ago: Gertrude became the wife of Har
ry Payne Whitney, son of the former
secretary of the navy, William C. Whit
anderbilt's death was caused by a
stroke of paralysis, the second he has
suffered. The first attack was in July,
ISSlii. The stroke which caused his death
occurred about midnight. The patient
was semi-conscious until death.
Cornelius Vanderbilt was a scion of a
long race of financiers, who for a cen
tury have been known as the greatest
money makers the world has ever seen.
His grandfather, Cornelius, died in 1877,
leaving an estate variously estimated at
$100,000,000, all of which was bequeathed
to the oldest son, William H., father of
Cornelius' junior, who in turn be
queathed the larger share of his fortune
to his eldest son Cornelius. The later
Cornelius was born on Statcn Island,
the home of the Vanderbilts, in 1843, and
received his education in private
schools, being early trained to business.
In 1S67 he was treasurer of the New
would be if a law should require all in- Harlem railroad for ten years
sane to be taken to state asylums, ian* then vice president for nine more,
Cherokee would hardly be used for an
epileptic colony, because there is not ]connection with this road he be
land enough, and because it is the finest
And as to buying lands for the insti
tutions. Farmer Cownle is decidedly in
favor of having as much land as can be Bishop Potter and Dr. Greer woutd
profitably used: and he believes several probable officiate. He said also that the
directors of all the Vanderbilt railroads
will meet Thursday to take appropriate
action on Vanderbilt's death.
institutions can use a good deal more
than they have, with profit to the state
and benefit to the inmates. The legisla
ture will be in a friendly attitude to
ward the board, and any recommenda
tions it may make will receive serious
Lest some mav think there is a bit of
patriotic extravagance in the reference
to the Cherokee asylum as possibly the
finest in the world, it may be stated
that Senator Tom Healy, chairman of
the investigating committee and author
of the board of control bill, made that
statement to the legislatre in his fa
mous ten-hour speech in advocacy of
the board. Mr. Healy has visited insti
tutions all over F,urope, and as chair
man of that committee he visited the
best establishments in the United
States. He assured his hearers, when
he made the statement, that he meant
it literally. The Cherokee institution is
as near perfection as anything in its
line well could be made.
Plre nt Huthven.
Special to Times-Republican.
Ruthven, Sept. 12.—Fire broke out this
morning at 6 o'clock in the store room
of G. W. McDonald & Son and spread
to the store house of August Thele.
The Lamb Lumber Company also suf
fered a loss. Hard work saved the town.
Loss about $1,200 small insurance.
Burglars Rob a Way Car.
Special to Times-Republican.
Glidden, Sept. 12.—Tramps broke the
seal of a way freight car here last night
and stole a case of best $3 shoes. They
made good their escape.
became president. In addition
president of the Canada Southern
in 1SS3 and at his death was director in
thirty-four different railroad companies
as well as trustee of many of the char
itable, religious and educational institu
tions of New York Citv.
To Hold Inquest.
New York, Sept. 12.—Coroner Hart
has been summoned to the Vanderbilt
house because of the fact that a
strange doctor was in attendance at
death instead of thf? regular ph-siclan.
The disposition of Vanderbilt's estate
is a matter of doubt. Cornelius, Jr.,
was aliened from the family by his
marriage to -Grace'Wilson, who is eight
or ten years his senior.
.Uepevr (J'vos Out Statement.
The board has declared positively in
favor of keeping all Insane in state in-j^r "Vanderbilt left New
stitutions, and will unquestionably rec-|
ommend it. It may aiso recommend
state levy for care of insane, thus tak
ing the burden off the counties. This
would remove the inducement to keep]
people out of asylums in order to re
duce the county's charge. There is no[as
New York, Sept. 12.—Chauncey M. De
pew gave out the following statements
port at 1 o'clock yesterday afternoon to
attend a meeting of the New York Cen
tral and New York & New Haven rail
roads. He got home about 9 o'clock and
retired at 10, feeling well. He fell.
until between 5 and'
this morning. He then awoke. Call-,
ing Mrs. Vanderbilt he told her he was
very ill. She aroused the household and
sent for physicians. Vanderbilt died
before any doctor arrived." Depew said
the funeral would probably be held Fri
day at St. Bartholomew's church that
eep ancl
Steamer lliima Arrives nt Sydney—
Grocly's Records Broueht Hack..
Sydney. C. B., Sept. 12.—The Peary
Arctic Club steamer Diana has arrived
from Etah, north Greenland. All are
well. Peary and two companions, with
native allies, were left in excellent con
dition and spirits, comfortably housed
for the winter and with provisions for
two years and an ample supply of dogs.
Peary will remain at Etah until Febru
ary, when, with a supporting party of
natives, he will go to Fort Conger and
thence begin his journey to the pole,
either by the Greenland coast or from
Cape. Hello. Secretary Herbert L.
Brigeman, of the Peary Club, has
Peary's report of his last year's work
and maps of his discoveries. Bridge
man also has the Greely expedition's
scientific records and private papers, of
the members of that party.
The Fram was last seen August 18,
ten miles oft Etah, fast In the ice, head
ing north.
Pour Killed by Train.
Logansport, Ind., Sept. 12.—A Pan
handle passenger train today ran down
and killed MrB. Harrison McVety and
two daughters, aged 14 and 18, and a
son aged 12, at a crossing.
Tramps Killed In a Wreck.
Red Bud. III., Sept. 18.—A Mobile .&
Ohio freight waa wrecked at Bryden,
Several unknown tramps

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