f-' "iv '•/#.
Amy Makes a Long Trek
to a Poaitleatanth «f
Betweaa Fret Staters' and
„Stf]jr Belief of Mafeklng 8eems
Trobabl»—Situation is the
8ma11deel. May 8.-—It is reported that
the federals are quitting the Zand river
and it la variably stated that they are
retreating- towards the Vaal and taking
up a poslton at Boshrand, south of
cJ^Kroonstad. Larfce numbers of burgh
•'ershave come in and delivered their
Mausers and, horses to the British.
ThtyafBrm' there is a bitter quarrel be
tween the Free'Staters and Transvaal
era^ which Is likely toendln the speedy
surrender of the former. French has
arrived here. ''C
•z": ON THE ziso B1VEB.
If the Boers
BIS Battle ft Probable.
London, May 9.—Reconnoltering par
ties from Smaildeel and Wlnburg have
found the Boers in considerable force
along the Zand river. They have with
drawn all their guns to the north bank
of the stream and have mounted them
tn^ favorable position?, sweeping the ap
'vV: 'ProacheB from the south.. Here Lord
&SlS?5 Roberts will meet the next obstacle to
his advance. While thereslatance of the
Boers may not prove 'very serious, it
probably will be much more obs inate
than that encountered by the British at
Vet river. The burgherp' position on
the Zand river is Mid to be several miles
in length, but not ao long as to offer
great difficulties to the flanking move
ments of the British commander in
.-The Held marshal confirms "the re pott
of the occupation of Fourteen Streams
as well a* of Winburg. Gen. Hunter, in
reporting to Lord Roberta from Four
teen Streams, generously gives Gen.
Paget credit for the successful opera
tion* on the western border. He says
•Paget's disposition* were to successful
•cross the Vaal river near Warrenton
under cover .ot'darkneas and planted, his
artl|leryin uch positions as to enfilade
the Boer trenches. '-His guns had been
In action only a' short tliBA-avhen the
Boer commander ordered retreat, and
Gen. -Hunter was enabled to occupy
Fourteen Streams without opposition.
it Is hoped that the march to Mafe
king will" begin Immediately. Col.'
•s to^ender the Boer position untenable,
ppears that this general had crept
Bedan-Powell's reports from the be
aleged town convey the impression that
the: command is in excellent, spirts and
determined to maintain itself indefi
nitely. The colonct's suggestion thai
the funds that have been raised to cele
brate the relief of Mafoking when re
lief comes be devoted to sending the
women and children of the garrison to
the seashore to recuperate is regarded
in-London as highly sensible. It is
realised, however, that nothing can
prevent the Britishers from spending
large sums of money on champagne
when the defenders of the town aro
rescued from their hardships and suf
Gen. Brabant's arrival at Thaba
N'Chu, where he has joined his column
with that of Gen. Bundle, shows that
the. Boers have disappeared from the
region between Thaba N'Chu and De
wetsdorp. It is understood that they
are trekking in the direction of Ficks
Uiers See Cause la Uopeless.
Copenhagen. May 8.—Cnpt. Allum
the Norwegian military attache with
the Boer forces, publishes in the Poll
tiken a conversation he had with- Kru
"I thought the president very much
aged In appearance," the captain
wltes. "Besides this ..he was very
much- depressed and reticent. He
(President kruger) said: 'What are we
poor Boers to do? The English have
100,000 vhere, 40,000 there, 30,000 In an
other place,^and now they are sending
"President Kruger referred to the re.
port he had Just- received of a Kafllt
invasion by way of Derdepoort."
Capt. Allum got the impression that
not only the Transvaal president, but'
all the other government officials
looked upon everything'but honor as
lost, but In spite of that had no lnten
tlon of giving in.
Ask'McKlnlejr tp Promote Peace.
The Hague, May. 9.—The*Netherlanda
Peace Society has addressed an appeal
to McKlnley. begging him to farther
the'peaceful object of the Boer mission,
investigate their case, bring about ar
bitration and put a stop to the perni
cdus war in South Africa.
gSSTRICT^W OP IMMIGRATION.
Proposed Bill In the Interest of Or
New York. May 9.—A conference of
representatives of District Atecmbly 49,
Knia^ite of Labor District Assembly 75
Ud X20 of the Brooklyn- Central Federa
tlon of Labor and Central Labor Union
tgsi 3, of Brooklyn,'was held Tuesday even
-is in* in'this city to devise means to se
-'V .cure legislation to restrict immigration
and amend the Chinese exclusion act so
as to include Japanese in its provisions.
'5?$' The c^il for the conference, began by
saying that ag army of foreign laborers
jfeJ '^re flofklng to these shores and are
i'rcrowdlng'lnto occupations t|iat are al
iK ':3*ady overstocked, thus Uiflictinc great
kjijU 'hardsiiliM upon American workmen. It
declafed that the large. proportion of
ite,*. ,jAthese allen^ire merely bird* of ttitssage
40 not'intend becoming etttaens.
Delegate William Allen, of: Dlstrict As
'•embly O, aal^ the object of the cipher
enc* was' to see what could, be ^ne io
reatript the immenie, Immigratkni'tltat
j» V.» *1- v7 **-.,! .' p. '. Si *'±'+**1*
mSl^me^MUUt" THB tlJft. VM AUlCK AND COMflPtKT'iT. NttWft. s.,Ks
fflMH THK -*, FOE QUICK AND COMKlti NtWt.
but the obstacle to their success is that
there Is.a large amount of unemployed
labor that Is ready/to step'ln and fill the
gaps. This unemployed labor is caused
by the great Immigration that flow# In,
and as long-as the employers can get
these newcomers they will never yield
to the demands of the strikers for an
advance of wages pr reduction of hours
of labor. Last year several employers
took immigrant* from Ellis Island to fill
the places of strikers. That there are
more men even In the skilled trades
than there is demand for, is seen from
the fact- that some unions have raised
their Initiation fees to the prohibitive
figures of $100 and $125, and several
unions have closed their books and will
not admit any one to membership, on
any terms'. So I do not see how trade
organisations would oppose the move
ment for the restriction of immigration.
It is in.fact an outrage upon our work
men to allow aliens to come in and
take away their work or compel them to
accept starvation wages, and it 1st an
outrage upon aliens to let them come
here until there Is work for them."
Delegate Allen then submitted a rough
draft of the proposed bill. It prohibits
any, alien entering the United States to
engage in any occupation who does not
intend to become a citizen, or who In
tends to engage in any congested occu
pation,. or to take the place of a striker
or.locked out workman, or to work for
less than, the prevailing' rate of wages
The bill require? the commissioner of la
bor statistics to collect all information
on industry and trade and to send it to
the immigration bureau and United
States consuls. All Intending imml'
grants must apply for certificate* to the
consuls, who will furnish certificates or
not, according to the information they
receive as to the demand for labor or the
congestion of labor in this country. The
bill finally proposes an amendment to
the Chinese exclusion act, providing
that all laws now In force prohibiting
the immlgrationtof Chinese or persons of
Chinese descent be amended so as to
include Japanese In Its provisions. A
committee was. appointed to draft a bill
and submit it for consideration to the
various central labor organizations, and
ST. L0DIS STRIKE
No Attempt Made to ltun Cars Today
—Populace la Greatly Inconven*
St. Louis, May 9.—Every street car
line In St. Louis and in St. Louis county
Is tied up this morning, not a car mov
ing. No attempt will be made to run
the cars today, it is announced, unless
the police furnish ample protection.
Thousands of St. Loulsans suffered the
inconvenience of not having transpor
tation facllties. The majority walked
/to work today, wliiie others rode wheels
'or, pressed into use vehicles-of every
description. Steam railways entering
the city helped out by putting on addi
tional trains and making numerous
From time to time during yesterday
afternoon and last night attempts were
made to operate cars, but in nearly
every case it resulted in. attacks on the
crews by crowds along the streets,
practically stopping the traffic The
most serious personal injuries sus
tained were received in the riots which
took place down town on Washington
ayenue. In one a boy was shot by a
npn-union conductor who was trying to
push his car thru the crowd. In a fra
cas further down a motorman was se
riously injured by a brick thrown by
some one in the crowd. A man was
shot at Grand and Franklin avenues
last night and still another was shot
near the crossing of the suburban
tracks on Taylor avenue. The strikers
declare that they have had no active
part in these hostile demonstrations.
Attempts at arbitration were made
as soon ds the gravity of the situation
was. realized. Mayor Zeigenheim ad
dressed a letter both to the strikers andf
to President Whittaker, of the Transit'
company, offering his services as a
mediator, Replies were receiyed from
both sides, but in neither case favor
able. Chairman Samuel W. Lee. of the
national executive board, who is con
ducting the strike, said the union was
satisfied with the results of the strike.
We struck to tie up the system."
said he, "and have succeeded. The
company has precipitated this crisis by
a refusal to treat with us. Wc are
ready at any'ntlme to do our part
toward settling the differences .'between
us and the company."
Hanks Have Bis Loans.
New York, .May 9.—New York banks
and trust companies have fully $40,000,
000 in loans'outstanding today on ster
ling bills of exchange, which practical
ly represent advances to European
bankers for the purpose of deferring
settlements by them to this country.
The present demand is said to be In ex
cess of anything experienced at this
center in years, with the possible ex
ception of January, 1898, when local in
stitutions did a large business in this
class of loans. At 'the opening of that
year we were estimated to have $50,
000,000 Invested in sterling bills or
loaned direct to Europe. The present
volume of loans on (Sterling Indicates,
in the opinion of well-known bankers,
the existence of an enormous interna
tional trade balance in our favor, the
settlement of which may give foreign
bankers some Interesting problems to
solve a few months hence. Exports of
manufactures from this country are ex
pected to reach $400,000,000 during the
fiscal year ending June 30 next, or near
ly $75C000,000 in excess of last year's
prltlsb Totally Wreckedy
Melbourne, May 9—The British ship
Sierra Nevada Is totally wrecked out
side the Heads. Five of her crew were
saved, but It Hs believed that twenty
two others, Including the captain, per
"'Gen. Bracc Injured..'
Fond du Lac, Wis., May 9.—Gen. Ed
Ward S. Bragg, commander of the fa
mous Iron brigade, was thrown from
his. horse today and seriously Injured.
Bis advanced age renders his injuries
Mme. Sarah Bernhardt and M. Cou
QUellni it is .announced,'..will make a
ta«r of the United 8tatea, to iast six
The Fusion Populists' Convention at
Sioux Falls Formally Opened
Sentiment 8eems Favorable to Plab
of Malting No Party Norn*
Middle of-the-Road Element Holding
a Lively Convention at Cinoin*
Sioux Falls, May 9.—The dawn of this
the first day of the national convention
of the people's party was entirely aus
picious so far as the weather can make
the vice presidency and to support the
ence with i^^^
Kansas City democratic convention. The
delegations of Colorado, Iowa, Indiana, I ,.
MABSHALLTOW^, IOWA* WEDNESDAY, MAY 9, 1900
the platform to be adopted by this
convention, saying in part:
"I will not attenpt to, or presume to,
outline the platform that this conven
tion should adbpt, but let me call your
attention to the three fundamental
planks in the.last people's party na
tional convention, and point out their
application to'present conditions.
"Every political party will go Into this
campaign denouncing trusts. The En
glish language will be exhausted in
searching for adjectives with which to
paint the evils of criminal and unlaw
ful combinations but mark how many
platforms will -have the courage or the
honesty^o point'to the causes that pro
duce trusts, and to offer a remedy for
them.. That remedy is already in every
platform ever adopted by a people's
party convention. It was first put for
ward as the preventative. In short, if
the' first people's party platform
adopted had: been enacted into law we
would not today have these great In
dustrial combinations called trusts.
Then, In short, what are the causes
that produce trust* and what is the
it. and the promise for a liberal attend- ^medy for the evil? Any combination
of people controlling the three great in
ance of delegates and outside visitors struments of commerce will control
.waa visibly Improved by the fresh ar- commerce, will control all commerce,
rivals of last night and this morning.
Among those who came in were a num- "a"°n "to a tr^st ar will-they cap go
further and will go further, and have
ber of delegates from Minnesota, I
ta, were among the newcomers. Some
of the Minnesotane cast a .damper upon
Wisconsin, Idaho. New York and West wisdom and
Virginia took the same position. The l)alrlousm
Texas delegation will cast its influence "Jj
for a nomination. The Minnesota dele-
gallon voted to stand by Towne. Petti-
the national committee, called the pop- I
ulist convention to order. The big tent
with seating capacity of 8,000 was com
Bishop O'Gorman offered prayer, after
which Chairman Butler introduced Gov
ernor Lee, of South'Dakota, who wel-
one month ahead of that of the old par.
"In the interest of harmony, and in
order to meet these dissatisfied seif-con
stituted patriots more than half way,
the committee accepted their resolution
and passed !t unanimously. This res-
Put any and-every business in the
Washington, Misso'uri and Idaho. Sen- ment Itself. What are these three in
ator Heitfeld, of Idaho, and Temporary struments of commerce? First, money
Chairman.P. M. Tyngdale, of Minneso- fcond', fanaportatlon third. _the
further, and control the govern-
transmission of Intelligence. When
they are controlled by private hands
Townea prospectp for the vice presi- become the three great mother trusts—
dential nomination by declaring they a trust on money, a trust on transpor
were more concerned over bringing the tation and a trust in the transmission
convention to a harmonious conclusion intelligence and those who control
than they were to secure, the nomlna-1 these 'three mother trusts can put
tion of any one. Senator Pettigrew Is
Still pressing Towne's claims. He does
not absolutely predict the Minnesotan's
nomination, but he does declare hisj
conviction that the convention will not
adjourn without nominating some one.
are private monopolles, and they
every industry into a trust.
The people's party national conven
tion is the first of three in the field.
We stand ready now to do everything
in our power to unlte the three parties
into a common tight for the constitu
tion, for country and for humanity. We
The Nebraska delegation today decid- stand ready to put country above party
ed to cast its vote against the nomina-
tion by the convention of any one for
do whatever patriotism de
offered for the place by the
honor will permit to win a
vlctory for the pen)le and for the re.
proposition for a committee on confer
.. this convention endorses this sentl
merit- I know Un do. How to accom-
grew urged this. man, P. -M. Rlngdal. Minnesota yecre
At 2:30 Senator Butler, chairman of
These self-constituted patriots de-|T'me spent in trjing to regulate trusts
manded, at the committee meeting, that 's time wasted and no one knows it
a resolution should be passed declaring I better than the managers of the two
that the next national convention of the I political parties."
people's party should be held at least Former Congressman M. W. Howard,
Senator Butler announced
temporary officers Chair-
E. Bray, Oklahoma assist
^'ce Vincent, of Colorado.
THE M1DULK IIOADERS.
The Straight Out Populists Holding a
Itl-val Conventlo at Cincinnati.
Cincinnati, O., MUy p.—Shortly after
corned the- delegates to the city and o'clock this after-.. on the anti-fusion
element of the people's party, otherwise
National Secretary Edgerton read the Mown as the middle-of-the-road pop
call for the convention, and then Chair
man Butler advanced to the front of the
rostrum to open the convention. His
remarks were greeted with great ap
plause and frequent cheers thruout
ullsts, assembled at Robinson's opera
house in national convention. Nearly
700 delegates were present, every state
I excepting Arizona, New Mexico, North
I Carolina, South Carolina and Vermont
After some pleasant remarks about being represented. The hail was elab
Sloux Falls, the preparations macie for
the convention and the kindly welcome
given the representatives of the party,
"I feel that it is my duty to state a
orately decorated with banners, mot
toes of the party and pictures of Peter
Cooper were prominently displayed.
I Chairman D. Clem Deaver, of Nebras
ka, called the convention to order. Af-
few facts concerning the party's history ter reading the call by Secretary Far
since the last national convention. It ker, of the national committee, Chair
is well known that more or less dissatis- man Deaver opened the regular pro
faction resulted from the unpleasant I ceedings in a lengthy speech. He said
but seemingly unavoidable episode of in pari:
two vice presidential candidates in the "it is scarcely necessary in this con
last campaign. A few men took advan- vention for me to refer to the two old
tage of this dissatisfaction to appeal to
an honest sentiment, or shall I say pre
judice. to Create a seism in the party,
They charged that there was a conspir
acy on foot headed by myself, as your
national chairman, to deliver the party
bag and baggage to the democratic or
ganlzation. In the spring of 189S they
loudly demanded, a meeting of the na
lional committee 'to save the party.'
They sajd that I, as your chairman,
should call them together and let the
committeemen from each state outline
a policy for the party until the next
national convention. You all remember
that I called a meeting of the national
committee in the summer of 1898 at
Omaha. I did it to give those self-con
stituted leaders a chance to be heard
and to give the full committee of the
party a chance to act after hearing their t°day in the natuie of a trust but what
grievance. You all know the result.
parties. You all know they are both
corrupt to the core, that they both
strive to serve Mammon. They have no
claim upon reformers. They say they
propose, to regulate trusts. Such non
sense! The populist party has passed
the stage of regulation. Speaking for
myself. I believe that the regulation of
anybody's business except your own is
wrong in principal. All attempts at
corporate regulation have been proved
to be a farce. 1 believe that when a
business or trust in its natural opera
tion becomes a menace to the welfare
of: the people that the public, should
own such business or trust. Yes, make
one grand trust out of it, a trust in
which all the people are part owners.
There is no business being conducted
government oould own and operate.
|of Alabama, was then introduced as
temporary chairman. Howard, who has
been since yesterday most prominently
spoken of as presidential nominee, ^was
received with greul applause.
In his speeh Howard said:
"The-folly of 1896,. when we became
olution has since been known as the I the tall of the democratic kite, has
Omaha, agreement. You all know the brought us to the verge of disruption
result. These self-constituted patriots, and the only thing today that can avert
only a few in number, but very noisy, I a disaster is a .straightforward course,
proceeded to bolt the action of the com-I which must be met In a calm, dignified
mittee meeting within less than^in hour land Impassionato way. Too long has our
after it hud adjourned, and issued a call I party-been cursed by office-seekers anJ
for a rump convention that met in Cln-I cranks with wild theories?, demagogues
cinnatl in September. Despite this with alluring sophistries, and if we
treachery and bad faith the national would, win the confidence and esteem of
committee, at its meeting held in Lin- I thinking men, we must adopt such a
coin, Net. a few months ago, stood by platform of principles as will appeal to
that OmaTia agreement to the letter and I the millions who are today seeking a
called this convention to meet more solution of these great questions which
than thirty days ahead- of both the old} confront us. At the fore-front of Uiese
party conventions. But what was the stand the financial question. Right
result? The same self-constituted pat-[here I want to say one of our greatest
riots again bolted the action of the com-I mistakes has been in accentuating our
mittee at Lincoln, after getting every-I demands for free coinage of silver to
thing that- they had demanded in thelsuch an extent that the1 democratic par
Omaha resolution. They went to Oma-1 ty took it up as their battle cry. and
ha determined to bolt and try to split] this produced confusion in our ranks,
the party, and failing to find an excuse, which, In fact. Is one of the least re
they bolted anyway. They went again I forms which we seek. Beyond this is
to the meeting of the committee at Lin-1 the broader and greaier question
coin determined before-hand to bolt arid lot government paper currency is
try to find an excuse to bolt, and failing sue^ not,v thru national- banks
to find an excuse, they bolted again, but by. government itself. Let us plant
any way. But one member of the na-I ourselves flrml.v upon this proposition
tiohal convention committee voted and and while not abandoning the cause of
only two or three who held proxies, and sliver, lc-t us go forward to the more
of these two or.three were^men who at- advanced and more logical posltln."
ready voted In .fact by supporting .the At the conclusion of his speech the
Barker and Donnelly rump-ticket. I chairman appointed a committee on
"Those bolters, hotvever, are few In I credentials, the convention resolving it
number, but, 'like the Irishman's* frog I self into an "experience meeting." the
they make noise enough for a million." object being development of ideas for
After reciting some other facts con-1incorporation in the platform. Nomina
neeted with the management, of theltiona will not be taken up until tomor
party B—ator. Butler referred briefly tol row.
Political Gossip Abont the Rowan's
Chances for Vice-Presidential
An Early Nominating Convention
Likely—Central Committee in
Auditor Herriam Getting Well—
Chairman Weaver Has Been.
Fair in His Dealings.
Special to Tlmes-Kepublican.
Des Moines, May 9.—The gossip, con
necting the name of Governor Shaw
with the vice presidency is quite per
sistent. Before he went to Washing
ton about two weeks ago the governor
was quite firnv in the1 declaration that
he would not consider it even if he was
seriously thought of for the vice presi
dency. Since he returned, however, the
politicians, some of them, have been
saying that Inducements were held out
to the governor in Washington, to ac
cept the nomination or to allow his
name to be considered among those
available. It is said that influential
men in Washington pointed out to the
governor that the vice presidency In
the hands of a man of ability might
be lifted to a position of first-rate im
portance. It is even suggested that a
man big enough to be president would
not belittle himself or destroy his
chances of being president by accepting
the vice presidency and spending four
years in Washington under the public
eye as the vice president is. The gen
tlemen who expressed this opinion, went
on to say that they thought it was as
good an opportunity as any man could
desire to put himself in line for the
presidenc^ in^te of th^custom that
has prevailed for many years past that
the vice president shall not be pro
moted to the presidency except thru
the death of the president. There is no
doubt that Governor Shaw would lift
the vice presidency above the level to
which it has sunk in the estimation of
public men. He is away above the class
of men that have hitherto filled the
place and would make himself felt in
Washington, and he would get ac
quainted with a great many men who
help to make presidents. All this is
only speculation without any authority
or information from Governor Shaw. It
is merely the essence of the goss(t that
is heard in the lobbfes. Governor Shaw
will be elected a del»s ate-at-large_from
Iowa to the national ^convention in
Philadelphia, probably by acclamation
as it seems to be generally conceded
that whatever else happens the gov
ernor shall be one of the delegates.
Chairman Weaver, of the state cen
tral committee, who was one of the ear
liest arrivals, is most eag-rly sought
after b.v all who desire to know what is
going on Mr. Weaver has been one of
ihe most remarkable successes in Iowa
politics. He is respected by, and has
the confidence of, the leaders of all fac
tions When it comes to general party
work. They learned duririg the lasn
campaign that he would not prostitute
the party and the power it gave him to
the achievement of his personal ends.
He will be re-elected without any op
position to manage the campaign in
Iowa this year, altlio the committee
will not be reorganized during the pres
ent convention. Neither la it likely that
the next state convention to nominate
state officers will be called at this time.
The committee will wait at least a few
days before having a meeting for this
purpose. It is likely, however, that an
early convention will be held. There
seems to be no opposition to it from
any source and no reason why the con
vention should not be held early. It is
argued in favor of an early convention
that it would put an end to the present
contests that are going on within the
party, and enable the state committee
to get its machinery in shape for the
campaign and give everybody a rest
for a month at least before the cam
paign really opens. Otherwise the con
tests will bo dragged along and politi
cians will have to stay around to keep
track of them during hot weather. The
candidates are all ready and willing to
have the convention early.
Chairman Weaver has secured head
quarters for the campaign on the third
floor of the Equitable building at Sixth
and Locust streets. One of the large
insurance agencies has vacated this
building and left the largest and best
suite of rooms the committee ever had.
It will furnish the best accommoda
tions for the work of the campaign.
State Auditor Merriam is attending
ihe convention and receiving the con
gratulations of his numerous friends
upon his recovery from an Illness that
threatened to be fatal. He has im
proved wonderfully during the last ten
days and is rapidly regainng, not only
his health, but his vigorous strength.
Another cause of congratulation for
Mr. Merriam is the fact that he was so
fortunate as to have such an excellent
deputy in Joseph Whelan. who pro
tected his Interests during his absence
as few men could have done. It could
not have been done any better.
Des Moines, May 9.—3 p. m.—There is
very little uncertainty about what the
republican state convention will do to-'
morrow. Shaw and Young are conceded
places as» delegates at large, and before
tomorrow two others will probably be
agreed upon. J. H. Smith, of Cedar
Rapids C. T. Hancock, of Dubuque, and
George W. French, of Davenport, are
the only other candidates. It is now a
question, which two shali be selected. It
An generally admitted the organization
Which elected Gear senator is In control
of this convention, but there Is no dis
position to bring the senatorial question
into the convention further than to
make sure of the election of Ernest E.
Hart, of Council Bluffs, as a member of
ill* national committee. This is now as-
Education of the Negro. ..
Long to Run With -McKinley^
General 'News of the Dajr.
For Iowa—Fair, tonight and "Thurs
day frost in the east tonight warmer
in the east Thursday.
For Illinois—Fair tonight and Thurs
day frost in the north and cooler in
the extreme south tonight ^warmer
TODAY'S TELEGRAPHIC NEWS:
Populists at Sioux Falls.
Middie-of-the-Roaders at Cincinnati.
Richard Yates Nominated at Peoria.
The Strike at St. Louis.
Boers Retreating South of Kroon
Shaw and Vice Presidency.
TELEGRAPH AND GENERAL:
Mrs. Senator Gear Very IIU
Trade Assembly in Trouble.
Quarantine of Fraser.
'Short Iowa Specials.
PAG ICS FOUR AND FIVE.
New Boer Orator.
The Demagogue in Politics
The Fourth District Congressman.
Topics and Press Comment.
Iowa Items and News.
BAOKS SIX AND SEVEN.
West Main Street for Property In
Marshalltown's Summer Race Meet.
Incenidary Fire in Windsor Block.
George Bulfer's Severe Accident.
Central Officials to Inspect Line.
Timber Creek School Board Sus
Miscellaneous City News^'l
IOWA AND GENERAL:
Wednesday's Markets by 'Wire,
Sharkey Whips Choynski.
Sensational Murder Case.
sured. A conference of those represent
ing the present party management is
being held tjiis afternoon to discuss del
egates at large and other matters. Dis
trict delegates are nearly all agreed to
except In the Tenth and Eleventh. In
the Tenth candidates are M. S. Brlnton
of Hamilton J. L. Stevens, of Boone:
J. H. Allen, of Pocahontas, and it Is re
ported men from Calhoun and Hancock
SUPREME CpORT DECISIOyS.
Decisions Handed Down by Iowa's
UlBfient Tribunal Today.
Special to Times-Republican.
-Des Moines, May 9—The following de
cisions were handed down by the su
preme court today:
State vs. Keenan, appellant Page
Iowa Brick Company, appellant, vs.
City of Des Moines: Polk district. Af
Boyd, appellant, vs. city of Ames
Story district. Affirmed.
Burlington Protestant Hospital As
sociation, appellant, vs. Gerlinger: Des
Moines district. Reversed.
Dorr, appellant, vs. Alford Polk dis
ti radlng Work Kegun.
Special to Times-Republican.
Nevada. May 9.—-Work on the Duluth
& New Orleans railroad has already
been commenced. A force of men and
teams started today on the grade be
tween Cambridge and Des Moines, and
the grade stakes are being set along the.
Ail Ice Trust.
Albany, N. Y., May 9.—Efforts to dis
solve the ice trust will be begun
before Attorney General Davies in New
York city. The application is made by
the law firm of Einstein & Townsend.
who are acting for a resident of New
York city. The trust is charged with
restricting trade and oppressing the
pnor by raising the price of ice so that
it will be far beyond their means to
procure this essential to city life in hot
en bees Under linn.
Wabash, Ind.. May 9.—Milo Meredith,
of this city, commander of the Macca
bees of Indiana, has been advised that
the Catholic church has placed the or
der under the ban. Archbishop Marti
nelll, apostolic delegate, has written a
letter to the ordinary of this diocese in
which he said the obligations taken by
the Maccabees were so binding that
they came in conflict with the duty of
communicants' loyalty to the church,
and all Catholics must withdraw from
Killed by Fast Mall Train.
Special to Times-Republican.
Ottumwa, -May 9.—Andrew Feely was
struck by the Burlington fast mail
train west'cif Batavia last night and
instantly killed. It is believed he was
The Gates Case Continued.
New York, May 9.—Hearing in the
case of John W. Gates, chairman of the
board of directors of the American Steel
and Wire Company, was continued to
day, to get more witnesses for the prose
Twenty Men Injured by Strikers.
Wllkesbarre. Pa., May 9.—During a
riot between strikers and workmen at
Buttonwood mine this morning twenty
men were badly Injured, including Su
perintendent Smith. The strikers dis
persed the workmen. The sheriff was
called on. ....
.loin tlie Strikers
-Buffalo, May 9.—Thirty boiler makers,
sixty machinists and ten apprentices in
the Lackawanna locomotive shops Join
ed the striking car repairer* today
iitlpla I lw"Tr»'*r^M8|'.
1' •(*.! -"Af
Illinois fiepublleans lame KMMM
Yatea For GoverMK on tit
Beeves Was Thought to Bailtho
Lead—Yates is a Collom
Great Excitement During the Ballot
ing—Eele»ates st Large Boptel:
For Governor—Richard L. Yalta.
Yates was nominated on the fourth
ballot, fc^'re Pike county was reached.
Thefourth ballot stood: Yate*,71
Adjourned until tonight.
Delegates-at-Large—Joseph G. Can
non, John J. Brown, Hale Judson and
John M. Smyth.
John M. Herbert. 1'i'' P.
Peoria, May 9.—It was 10:05 o'clock'
when Chairman' Dawea called the repub
lican state convention to order today.
The committee on credentials made a
report in favor of seating the following:
Cullom delegates from Sangamon, tt
from Edgar, 10 from Edwards, 4 from
Wabash, 3. Tanner delegates^ from
Jefferson, 10 Union, 8. Cullom an3
Tanner delegates, from Jefferson, 3H Si
votes each. The report waa adopted
The committee on permanent orgahl-"
zation reported the following:
chairman. Joseph W. Fifer secretary,
Charles Peters, Chicago assistants,
Charles Cherry, Kendall Charles E.
Selsby, Sangamon D. E. Shannahan, E..k«
Brundage, John Gibbons, Walter
Fieldhouse and Kit Fassett, Cook C. H.
Cooper, St. Claire. The report was
adopted and the officers elected by ac
Chairman Fifer made an eloquent
speech extolling McKinley and his ad
ministration, and appealing to the re
publicans to act in harmony, declaring
their united efforts necessary, to prevent
the democrats electing a legislature and®
defeating the wise and patriotic states
man, Senator Cullom. 11
Congressman Hopkins then read the||
report of the committee on resolution»..¥j--£|ij
The platform reaffirms the principles^-SSVis
and platform of the St. Louis convet.-\.-i£j
tion, and calls attention-to the tact that^*
every pledge contained therein has been
faithfully kept rejoice* in the:proipMfr'^''
ous condition of the country under tlwL'
clares the Spanish-Amerir«fa war. diSa-r-'
clared in obedience to a Yuniversul
mand by the people
to the sinidiers and
endorsed as wise, business-like" .md -pn
riotic, and his action and that 9t con-?.®?!
gress in the administration 'and legisla
tion of the affairs of our -new. posses
sions is fully endorsed, anu
?e to a'jwiverasl Jbi.' f!
pie paicihlffh tribute^
td sailors V'ho fought
y's administration Is
expressed in the ability of this repubr
can administration to deal ,vnh compli
cated and important questions involved
the country is congratulated unou' the
enactment of the currency bill.
The plank referring to trusts is a
follows: "We favor such legislation as-J^i
will destroy all unlawful combinations^^..-'
of capital formed for the purpose of®jg|ss
limiting production or increasing thejCji
price of manufactured products. All
aggregations of capital formed for this
purpose are detrimental to the beat in
terests of trade and hostile to laboring
Tanner's administration is heartily
whole line between Nevada and the endorsed as conservative and business
capital city. A large force will be at
work in a few days putting in the en
tire grade from Nevada south to. Des
Moines. The company announces that
the construction of the line will be
rapidly pushed forward and from now
on, and the friends of the road are feel
ing good over the situation.
like, and hearty approval is expressed
of the public careers of Cullom, "and
wc declare it to be our desire that he
shall be returned to the senate." W"S
The delegation to the national con-^J
vention is instructed for McKinley. Afj||||
ter the platform was read Miles Kehoe,
of Chicago, presented an amendment
expressing sympathy for the-South Af--A.
rlcan republic. It was lost in a storm',
et hisses and shouts of disapproval and., -'/,
the platform was adopted as read.
The following were selected to repre^jjpg
sent the state at the national conven-K)
Delegates-at-Large—Joseph G. CanNlS
non. John J. Brown, Hale Judson and
John M. Smyth.
Alternates—C. H. Cassell, W. H.
.Tamieson. Norman H. Moss and Horace
H. D. Pieree and John M. Herbert:
were named for electors-at-large, and
the following were added to the state
committee: John W. Bunnv S. H. Wat
son, Charles Bent. Dr. Joseph Robbins,
E. H. Morris, Joseph Brucker and Ber
nard G. Anderson.
The convention then proceeded to the
nomination of candidates for governor,
speeches being barred. The first bal
Hancey, 573%: Carter,,359% .,,Reeves,
33i'-A Yates, 272%.
Second ballot: .:»•••
Hancey, 529 Carter, 322 Reeves, 410
There was so much confusion in the
hall that the result of the third ballot
could not be determined. The fourth
ballot is proceeding, Hancey's forces
going to Yates and Carter's forces to
JThke Drastic Measures.
Philadelphia, May 9.—The executive
board of the Allied Trades' Council took
drastic measures today in the fight
against the Brotherhood of Carpenters,,
calling out all members -wherever
Brotherhood men were employed. There:
are Over 25,000 members of allied trades
and about 5,000 Brotherhood carpenters ,:
Macon, Mo„ May 9.—The republican:
congressional convention of the First
district elected J. T. Jockery and B.
Morris delegates to. the natl»»
vention. The resolutions
dorse the administration x-
Memphis, Tenn., :Maj
and Mrs. Dewey and pa
thia morales tor Naalr
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