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Highest Officers in German Army and Navy to Accompany the Prince."** The Distinguished Guests Spend Aboi|t Two Weeks in America. to 1PISI Admiral Seckendorff Says the Emperor Himself May Visit United States. .? Berlin, 'Jan. 17.—The secretary of the Imperial admiralty, Admiral von Tir vpitz, and the chief of Emperor William's personal staff. Gen. Von Plessen, are to accompany Prince Henry of Prussia on the latter's visit to the United StateB. Other members of the prince's suite, be pides Vice Admiral Varon Von Becken dorff and Adjutants Von Schwind and Von Egidy, whose names have already been announced, will be Capt. Von Troth, the emperor's general aide de camps, Captain Von Mueller and Com mander Von Grumme, who are also aide de campe of the emperor, and Staff Sur geon Reichs. His majesty definitely jmade these selections, after conferences today, in which Admiral Von Secken dorff took part, at the old Schloss. Ad miral Von Seckendorff, in giving1 the correspondent of the Associated Press these names, said: •'The emperor, personally, is making ell arrangements that can be made on this side. The details as td how Prince Henry shall spend his time In the Unit ed 6tates is left to Secretary Hay and Dr. -Von Holleben, but our general idea of dates is this: We will arrive on Kron Prinz Wilhelm, February 22, at New York. The prince will go on board of ^ie Hohenxollern and will stay there till the launching of the emperor's new yacht, which we think will probably be Feb. 24. We go to Washington to see the president, and perhaps will stay, there several days. Then we make the most of the next few days, in seeing other cities^ returning to New York for two more days before we sail fir home, on the Deutschland, March 8. This gen eral design, you see, fills up about four weeks, one week in going each way, and fortnight in the United States." It was suggested to Von Seckendorff that two.weeks -was not enough for the prince to seo much of America, and that h* ought to spend longer time In the United States, and go west and south, to which the admiral replied: °It would .be difficult for his royal highness to spend a much longer time there, tho the Deutschland's sailing can be delayed a day or two. If it seems de sirable. An invitation from Chicago is mentioned, I see, but I am unable to say Whether it will be accepted. That will te left to your people. Prince Henry simply wishes to spend his time as those at Washington may think to be to his •best advantage. He looks forward with keen interest to the trip and expects to get pleasure and instruction out of it." The admiral was asked if it were pos sible that the emperor might visit the TTnited 8tates at some future time. "It -would please him greatly," he an swered, "it is not an impossibility. The emperor has ordered the Hoheniollern to be fitted out with all the accessories -used when his majesty is on board the yacht. The L^kal Anzieger today prints the following: "Emperor William has com missioned Prince Henry to meet the prominent New Tork yachtsmen and in vite them to participate in tbe Kiel re gatta June 26. The prince will also ask the president to permit the Unltted States Mediterranean squadron to be present at Kiel during regatta week, so that American seamen may participate In the barge races. The prince bears a valuable present from the emperor for Roosevelt." The Washington Program. Washington, Jan. 17.—The time of the cabinet meeting today was largely occu pied in the discussion of the formality to be followed upon the occasion of the visit of Prince Henry of Prussia. It is the desire of the president to show the prince every honor befitting him as a prince of the royal blood and as the per eonal relative and kinsman of the Ger man emperor. But at the same time the program is to be as simple as possible. Precedents in the case of the visits of the prince of Wales and Grand Duke Alexis of Russia have been carefully looked up and will be followed where ap plicable. The program as far as agreed upon is as follows: Upon the arrival of the prince in New Tork he will be met by the squadron under the command of Rear Admiral Evans and the national salutes of twenty-one guns be fired both by the warships and shore batteries. Visits of courtesy will be made upon the j.rince by the commander of the depart ment of the east and the ranking naval offlcer at New York and Assistant Sec retary of Stute Hill probably will also formally welcome the prince as the special representative of the president. When the prince reaches Washington he will become the guest of the German ambas sador. According to precedent it will be the duty of the prince to call upon the .uresident, who will return the visit. A dinner will be given at the white bouse in the prince's honor. The details of the program will be worked out at the state department and when completed will be given out there. It was decided that all arrangements for Henry's reeep tlon should be confided to a special com mittee, composed of Dr. David Jayne Hill, representing the state department, and Maj. Gen. Corbin, representing the United States army Rear Admiral Ev ans, representing the navy, and Count A. Von Quadt-Wykradt-Isny, counsels lor and first secretary ot ,the German embassy. 8t. Louis Wants Hfm, St. Louis, Jan. 17.*-Effortj» are being made by officials of the Louisiana Pur "ba.se Exposition to have Prince Hen* ry of Prussia visit St. Louis when he cornea to this country next month. At world's fair headquarters Secre tary Walter B. Stevens stated that President D. R. Francis and Director dolphus Busch, who are 1n Washing ton, had called on Secretary of State Hay In regard to Inviting Prince Henry to visit St. Louis They were offered the heartiest co-operation by the state department, and the opinion was ex pressed that the undertaking ...would meet with success. 1 THE JUNTA DICTATES. Hong Kong Cable Tells Lukban What He May Do. Manila. Jan. 17.—A captured commun ication from the Filipino insurgent Jun ta at Hong Kong, addressed to Gen. Luloban, the Insurgent leader on Samar island, authorizes Lukban to surrender If he wishes to do so, but does nnt ad vocate this action. If Lukban surren ders, the letter goes on to say, he need not deliver a single Filipino soldier, or officer to the Americans, nor must he, Lukban, or any other offlcer be .forced to accept clvii appointment. They may emigrate, if allowed to do so, but no Filipino must be Obliged to take the oath of allegiance to the United States. Under these terms the Hong Kong Jun ta has no objection to Lukban's Sur rendering. Gen. Gomez, presidente of the town of Pasig, province of Manila, has been ar rested on the charge of appropriating muncipal taxes to his personal use. GENERAL OBSERVANCE. McKiniey Day Will Be Honored Thru out the Country. Cleveland, O., Jan. 17.—Telegrams and letters received by Ryerson Ritchie, sec retary of the McKiniey National Memo rial Association, indicate a general ob servance of McKiniey day, Jan. 29, thru out the country. Jan. 26, the date suggested by Govern or Nash for holding special religious services, will also be generally observed. Albany, N. Y.. Jan. 17.—Governor Odell fas issued a proclamation concurring in the suggestion of Governor Nash, of Ohio, that Jan. 29, the birthday of Mc Kiniey. be fittingly observed by the peo ple of the United States. CANAL COMMISSION. Meeting Today to Decide Some Im portant Matters—Acceptance of the Panama Offer Will Be Urged.® Washington, Jan. 17.—When the isth mian canal commission met today It was with the understanding that the 'session should continue until a major ity at least had reached a definite'con clusion respecting the nature of the rec •ommendattoit-whhc'h wilt ^5* made to the president and that that recommenda tion would in all probability be sub mitted today. It is learned upon the highest authority that the commission is not a unit on any one of the propo sitions which have been submitted. It is learned, however, that aoceptance of the offer of the Panama company will be urged by a majority of the membera SHIP COMBINE RUMORED Several Trans*Atlantio Lines Likely to Be Consolidated. New York, Jan. 17.—Behind the per sistent cable gossip from London of a projected amalgamation of several steamship lines comes the first ad mission from a local steamship agent that there might be "something in it." These rumors of community of inter est between various transatlantic lines had their origin in the fact that the White Star liner Celtic, which is due to arrive at this port Saturday, has on board Bruce Ismay, a director of the White Star Line: W. J. Pierrle, a director of the Leytynd Line: Manager Graves of the same company, and Henry Wilding, the English represen tative of the American Line. Recent cable messages have asserted that J. Plerpont Morgan is the mov ing spirit in a scheme for welding in to one the several interests of the American Line, the White Btar Line, the Wilson line, the Atlantic Trans port Line, the Leyland. which he now controls, and the Dominion of Boston. Only one of the local agents saw fit to discuss the situation today. He is John Lee, New York manager of the White Star Line. "It looks as If something was going to happen," he said, "but what it is, I can not guess. When so many rep resentatives of so many lines sail by ship the conclusion is inevitable that there is some reason for their being together. Possibly their coming her* is in the nature of an effort to bring about an agreement regarding rates but I do not see how they can reach any plan that will relieve the ocean freight situation. "The chief trouble is that there are too many ships—too many engaged In freighting cargoes across the Atlantic Time was when cotton cargoes, for example, would be piled on piers awaiting shipment by several ships, whereas now almost any one of the big freighters will take into her hold all the freight that can be stowed on an ordinary pier. Emperor Offers Sacrifices. Pekin, Jan. 17.—The emperor went from the forbidden city to the temple of heaven before daylight yesterday, offered sacrifices and gave thanks for his safe return to Pekin. All signs of the British occupation of the temple had been removed and the streets traversed were illuminated. A mili tary escort surrounded the emperor and a great body of nobles and officers followed him In pairs or on horseback. The Manchurlan negotiations con tinue, but progress slowly. Russia, in spite of her protestation of firmness, Is disposed to compromise. The Chi nese particularly oppose giving Russia complete control of the mining and railroad concessions. t-"v Outlaws Escaped. Okalohoma City, Jan. 17.—The out laws who killed the sheriff of Caddo county and his deputy, who were be lieved last gight to be surrounded by a posse near Anadarko, Ark., are thought tp have made their escape under dark ness. I Britain Sees No Occasion to Withdraw Remarks by Sec retary Chamberlain. .-jrf .. No Affront fo the German Army -Intended-South African, Blue Book. Gen. Botha Held to Blame for Conditions In Concen* tration Camps. K/* JW A- .k 7 London, Jan. 17.—Balfour, government leader, replied in the house of commons today to serious questions in regard to the reference in the recent speech of German Chancellor Von Buelow to as surances received by Germany on the subject of the utterances at Edinburg of Secretary Chamberlain. Balfour de clared no assurances had been officially asked for by Germany, but that in an unofficial conversation Lord Lansdowne, foreign secretary, had pointed out to the German ambassador that Chamber lain had made no charges of barbarity against the German or any other army. In the opinicr. of the government noth ing was required to be said either in the direction of qualifying or withdrawing the remarks of Chamberlain. Balfour said Col. Arthur Lynch, recently elect ed a member for Galway, would be ar rested immediately after landing on British soli. FIVE INDIANS KILLED. Trouble on Tongue River Agency of a Serious Nature. Washington, Jan. 17.—Five Indians were killed during the recent trouble at Tongue River agency in Montana, according to the official reports received by Commissioner of Indian Affairs Jones yesterday from Agent Clifford. The agent recommends that fifty men from the United States army, under command of a commissioned offlcer, be stationed permanently at Camp Merritt, near the agency. Now there are only eleven men under command of a ser geant at Camp Merritt. The report shows that the recent trouble began on the 4th inst., when two Indian police reported that an Indian named White, the center figure in the affair, had fresh beef in his cabin, coin cident with the unlawful killing and mutilation of several head of cattle east of the Tongue river. White refused tp. surrender throe times'and wanted to fight. Then Pri vate White Shield and six other police men went to White, finding him on a hill near his cabin. They had Instruc tions to avoid trouble if possible, as White was a desperate character and a leader in the Messiah troubles. Little Bear, another Indian, made an inflam matory speech, and White's wife and daughter gave a war cry and tried to stab White Shield. White shot and killed an Indian po liceman named Bullard and killed one horse and wounded another horse. The police were repulsed and were return ing home when they were again fired upon. They did not shoot. White threatened to raid the agency and the entire police force was held In reserve for some time. On the 8th Inst. White and his wife, son and daughter were found dead. It was believed that the son opposed his father's surrendering himself and killed the father and others of the family and then committed suicide. Black Crane and about twenty-five other Indians also threatened trouble and the troops were called out, but there were no fur ther developments. TRAGEDY IN ILLINOIS. Young Man Shoots His Sweethoart and Attempts Suicide. Coffeen, 111., Jan. 17.—Last night a horse and buggy stopped at the livery barn without a driver. The buggy was found to contain the dead body of Gerty Clifford, aged 23, a member of a highly respected family livin* near Donnelson, and Fred Brockman, aged 20, a 3on of Hiram Brockman, of Coffien, almost dead. The young lady's death was caused by a bullet wound thru the temple. Brockman had shot himself twice in the head. It is doubtful wheth er he will live. When asked about the affair he refused to say anything ex cept that a letter In the buggy would explain matters. The coroner has not yet arrived and officers decline to make public contents of the letter. WILL CONTEST BEGUN.V Mrs- Eason's Suit to Break Testament of Mrs. Medbury. Detroit, Jan. 17.—In the circuit court here a contest was begun over the will o' the late Lucretla R. Medbury, where by she bequeathed fully $1,000,000 to her friend, Helen Coye, and to the children cf her deceased son, disinheriting her daughter, Esther A. Eason, In express terms which stated that she had been provided for out of her father's estate. Mrs. Eason is contestant, and many witnesses are summoned from among the wealthy and aristocratic families of Detroit to testify on both sides of the cause. Mrs. Eason alleged undue influ ence and mental incompetency as grounds for setting aside the will. WILL PAY RURAL CARRIERS. New Duty Assigned to Omaha Post master. Omaha, Jan. 17.—Instructions were re ceived from Washington yesterday by which the Omaha postmater is made paymaster for the for of rural free de livery carriers In the state of Nebras ka. The letter stated that a roster of the carriers would be sent and the postmas ter should proceed immediately to pay the January salaries. The raster has not arrived, but it is# estimated that about 200 persons will be paid at this office. Previous to this the rural carriers have been paid by warrant from Wash ington and this has made considerable delay in tbe receipt of monthly stipends, a MARSHALLTOW1SI, IOAVA, FRIDAY, JANUARY 17, 1902 but now payment will be made near the first of each month. The change in creases the work of the Omaha office, but will reduce the amount of money transmitted to Washington each month, as the vouchers of the carileis will be turned In as cash. SHIPWRECK VICTIM PICKED UP. Body of James Gallagher Found Fifty Miles From Scene of Accident. San Francisco, Jan. 17.—The body ot or.e of the cabin passengers of the lost steamer Walla Walla was recovered from the sea early Wednesday morning by the steamer Newburg. It was found supported by a life preserver off the mouth of the Klamath river, llfty-flve miles from where the Walla Walla was wrecked. It has been brought to this city and identified as that of James Gal lagher, who, under the name of John Gray, took passage for Tacoma. He rep resented a St. Louis advertising firm. SIX HUNDRED KILLED. News Received of Great Loss of Life in Yesterday's Earthquake. Laredo, Texas, Jan. 17.—A telegram from the city of Mexico, says a telegram has reached there announcing that the city of Chilpancingo, in the state of Guerrero, suffered severely from yes terday's earthquake shock, and that 600 persons were killed. No details were given. HURT AT INITIATION. Order of Washington at Spokane Probably Fatally Injures Man at In itiation Ceremony—He Is Kept Pris oner in Lodge Romoa. Spokane, Wash., Jan. 17.—Lying guarded in a lodge building of the Order of Washington is an unknown candidate for initiation, who was severely hurt during the ceremonies last night. He is watched by his fellow members who rer fuse to give his name and are using nil efforts to prevent it from becoming pub lic. Part of the initiation ceremonies is blindfolding the victim and drawing him around the room at top speed in a little cart. The initiation crew was unable to control the wagon and the helpless vic tim was dumped over against the great high altar in the center of the room. His side was crushed In and he was painful ly hurt. Members of the lodge have kept him under treatment in the lodge room. The Order of Washington Is a rcw fraternal Insurance organization. It has some women members and news of the accident, it is said, leaked out thru them. Lake Steamer Wrecked. Lirdington, Mich., Jan. 17.—The Pere Marquette steamer Number Three was driven asho.re last night, in a seventy nsiilo trn -hour gale. All. the paFsecuefs Were taken off this morning in safety. The wind ie abating and the tugs are nov'engaged in an attempt to release the v«isel. There Is great danger that the boat will go to pieces, unless the sea subsides. There were nine passengers and thirty five of the crew aboard. The steamer struck a bar at the mouth of the harbor. All were taken off the wrecked craft by the life-saving crew with the breeches buoy apparatus. Huge waves broke over them and when they arrived on the pier they were drenched with icy water., A Terrific Explosion. Springfield, O.. Jan. 17.— Late yester day there was a terrific explosion in the blacksmith shop of the plant of the Warder, Bushnell & Glassner Company. Two hundred men were at work in the department at the time. There was a Winding flash, a dull roar and the great roof fell in. Six men were hurt. They are: Harper Waltham. Charles Stephens. William Baetty. Samuel Saml. John Golden. John Smith. None of the injuries are serious. The cause of the explosion is not known. Kohlsaat to Retire. Chicago, Jan. 17.—Herman H. Kohl saat last night announced his retire ment from the control of the Chicago Record-Herald. It was announced that the step was taken on Mr. Kohl saat's own initiative, and that the control of the paper had in no way been transferred to Victor F. Lawson, whose interest remains merely that of a bondholder of the Herald company. Frank B. Noyes, formerly of Wash ington, who has ben publisher of the Record-Herald since the union of the Record with the Times-Herald, seven months ago, henceforth will have edi torial supervision of the paper as well as charge of its business interests. Mr. Noytes announced that there would be no important changes on the staff, except that A. G. Beaunshine may shortly relinquish his supervision of the circulation. 'M- Troops Quiet Kontucky Mob. Flemingsburg, Ky., Jan. 17. The presence of a company of troops with a gatling gun has served to discourage any further attempts to storm the jail and lynch the negro Gaski«s, charged with the murder of Officer Ryan last summer. A cordon of troops is drawn around the jail and the court house and the trial of the prisoner is proceeding quietly. Damage to the jail, caused by the stones and dynamite used by the mob Tuesday night, is being repaired and t'he two men wounded In the bat tle are recovering. ^,-^.1f) Two Miners Killed. Chattanooga, Tenn., Jan. 17.—Two ne gro miners were killed and eight others' injured in an accident at the mines at Millstone. They were riding one of the company's level cars while going down a hill and crashed into a train of emp ties. Boer Prisoners at Bermuda. Hamilton, Bermuda, Jan. 17.—A Brit ish transport has arrived here from Capetown with another detachment of Boer prisoners. Big Fire at Calumet. Calumet, Mich., Jan. 17.—The Toplon building, occupied by several mercan tile establishments at Lake Linden, was partially destroyed by flre this morning. Loss, $60,00#. Iowa Commission to Louisiana Purchase Exposition In Ses« sion at Des Moines. Report of the Committee on Plan and Scope Made--$250,000 Needed. '1 Cupmins* Inaugural Address Satisfactory to His Friends-" :'l Iowa Fire Losses. Special to Times-Republican. Djss Moines. Jan. 17.—The Iowa com mission to the Louisiana Purchase ex position in St. Louis, held a meeting to dayj. There was a good attendance of members. Many had come to attend the inauguration ceremonies and re mained over and several were also in terested In the editorial association meeting. The chairman of the commis sion, ex-Lieut. Gov. Milliman, presided. The chief matter was the report of the committee on plan and scope. Chairman Leach, of Adel, said last evehing, in regard to plans for the Iowa exhibit at St. Louis next year: "Our committee went to St. Louis and looked over the grounds of the exposi tion. They have magnificent grounds arid will have all the space that is needed for all purposes. The Idea of tlie" exposition promoters Is to have a certain place set apart for the build ing,of the state which were made out of the original Louisiana purchase. They will be grouped together so that the visitor can comprehend at a glance the greatness of the empire the purchase of which this exposition celebrates. The idea is an excellent one. Missouri will put up a building In this group to cost $300,000. Iowa, as in many respects the greatest state in this group, ought to have a fine building. We cannot afford to.be not represented in a fitting man ner. The members of the commission believe that the state ought to bo Just and fair and provide for a proper ex hibit. "We have had plans drawn for a building, or rather two or more prelim inary plana One is for a building to cost $40,000 but In fact we ought to put $100,000 into a building at St. Louis and th« state could) use $250,000 for all pur poses Well. At any rate Iowa must have a building lit the exposition and .be well repm«*fted at all the exhibits." The 'insurance companies and repre sentatives in Iowa have kept pretty close record of the fire losses in this state during recent years and they find that the losses in the year 1901 were measurably larger than in any year in the history of the state. The heaviest losses were in Des Moines and Daven port where three quarters of a million dollars worth of property was con sumed In each day. The big fire in Dav enport included a great lumber yard and manufacturing district. In Des Moines an immense department store and a big starch factory were lost. The table of losses for the year as made by the underwriters is as follows: Afton Aplington Braddyville Burlington CartersvHle Cedar Rapids Clayton Clear Lake Collins Ewart Garner Grand Junction Criswold Humboldt Iowa City Kensett Kinross Knoxville I.edyard Lime Springs .. Lehigh Marshalltown .. Moulton Murray Osceola Randolph Hiceville Rfppey lted Oak Shenandoah Scranton Sioux City S«:.uth English .. St. Anthony State Center Turner Waukee Waverly Woodwai Others estimated 6,000 75.000 35,CtoO 200,000 10,000 30,000 50,000 30,000 15,000 College Springs 40,000 Dallas Center 35,000 Daughtery 45,000 Davenport 750,000 Deep River 15,000 Dubuque 30,0000 Dumont 50,000 Des Moines 750,000 Eddyviile 60,000 Earlham 25,000 Elma 40'000 15,000 25,000 15,000 10,000 25,000 25,000 10,000 10,000 50,000 75,000 20,000 40,000 15,000 26,000 10,000 10,000 150,000 10.000 10,000 25,000 35,000 100.000 30,000 10,000 15,000 15,000 2®,0?° 10,000 25,000 $3,151,000 750,000 $3,901,000 This does not include farm losses, but I' onlv the total of losses in cities and towns. The total amount of loss to In surance companies on these losses Is not known, but it is larger this year than for many years. The Iowa school in stock judging which has now been in progress at the State College at Ames for about two weeks is attracting attention not only all over Iowa and In states near by, but in other countries, and is bringing to the fowa State College a larger measure of fame than any Innovation of that pro gressive school In recent years. There are about 300 students at the school. It is held during the winter vacation of the oollege and will be over before the next regular term of the college^ which com mences on Feb. 11 next. The first ses- sion of the school was held a year ago and there was but little general interest. Then the Iowa students went to the big stock show at Chicago and carried off everything, Including the famous Spoor trophy. This gave the school a great loom and students have come from all directions to learn the elements of stock judging. The school is in charge of Pro fessor O. F. Curtis?, with a corps of as sistants. Last week the school was vis ited by the president and architect of a big university in Canada, where the fame of the school had penetrated, and they are planning to establish a similar school for the Canadians. Among the students there are several instructors on the faculties of colleges in other states who desire to perfect themselves In the science of stock judging. There are sev eral graduates of big New England col leges and universities and the class ton tains some of the brightest men ever gathered for class work at any Iowa col lege. It is planned that the state legis lature now in session shall visit Ames some time in Felrruary to inspect the college and its various schools. Senator Allison returns Immediately to Washington to attend to national business, but Senator Dolllver will re main in Iowa until after he delivers the address at the dedication of the hall.of liberal arts at Iowa City next week. In fact Senator Dolliver finds It hard to tear himself away from the rare crowd of politicians who have gathered at the frtate capitol. There have been many politicians In Des Moines the past week —a larger number than usual at this time unless there is more of a scramble for the offices. The occasion has been taken for many informal gatherings. The manner in which Governor Cum ir.ins delivered his inaugural address yesterday afternoon at the Auditorium was highly pleasing to his friends. He demonstrated as never before that he is a truly great orator. He spoke with in tense earnestness. Those who heard him will not doubt that he meant every word uttered and will stand by his con victions to the last. There was a smooth ness and polish about the speech that fairly rivaled his best previous efforts and yet It had rugged strength, which appeared to be enhanced by the manner of the delivery. It was a speech good to read and better to listen to. BRITISH BLAME BOTHA Claim Sufferings of Women and Chil dren in Concentration Camps Are Attributable to His Policy. London, Jan. 17.—The blue book Issued this morning on the subject of the con centration camps in South Africa con tains further detailed explanations from Lords Mllner and Kitchener as to the causes Of the excessive death rate In the .compst and refutations of the charges of cruelty. Kitchener emphatically denies Commandant Schlakburger's allegations of forcible removal and exposure of prognant women and of rough and cruel treatment of women and children and says: "I offered Botha to leave the fam ilies and relatives of fighting burghers in undisturbed possession of their farms ,'f Botha would agree to spare the farms and families of surrendered burghers. Botha emphatically refused, saying: 'I'm entitled to force every man to join, end if they do not join to confiscate their property and leave their families on the veldt.' The blue book gives statistics tor the month of December last, when there were 117,017 Inmates of the camps, «nd 2,380 deaths, of which 1,767 were children. MOORE-EVE RTT COMMITTEE. Announces Amicable Agreement Reached With Creditors. Cleveland, Jan. 17.—Chairman New comb. of the bankers' committee ap pointed to take charge of the Everett Moore syndicate properties, stated to day that an amicable agreement had been reached with Strang & Co., cred itors of the Detroit and Toledo shore line, and understood that the road would be placed in full operation at the earli est possible time. EDITORS ELECT OFFICERS. Iowa Association to Have an Excur sion Next Summer. Special to Times-Republican. Des Moines, Jan. 17.—At the meeting of the Iowa Editorial Association this morning C. M. Junkin, of Fairfield, was eiected president and Will Parrott, of Waterloo, secretary, with other officers. An excursion will be arranged for next summer. A HOUSE MOVER HURT, ft I. P. Baker, of Audubon, May Die as Result of Accident. Council Bluffs, Jan. 17.—I. P. Baker, whose business is the moving of houses, was perhaps fatally injured while at work yesterday. Mr. Baker was walk ing behind a team used in winding up the rope attached to a house which he was moving when the doubletrees broke and struck him just above the knee. He was knocked down by the blow and before medical aid could be summoned it was feared death might result from the loss of blood. He is in a precarious condition, but his physician says there is hope of his recovery. SPIRITUALISTS IN SESSION. Many Prominent Spiritualists Attend Oskaloosa Convention.: Special to Times-Republican. Oskaloosa, Jan. 17.—Iowa Spiritual ists opened a four days' convention of state societies in this city last even ing with many prominent spiritual ists from the state and country in at tendance, among them Harrison D. Barrett, of Boston, the national pres ident. Injured in a Runaway. LeMars, Jan. 17.—Mrs. Nic Becker, while returning late Wednesday night from Struble, where she had been attending the wedding of her son. Peter Becker, to Miss Minnie Schnell, was thrown from a buggy by runaway horses and sustained internal injuries and a fractured arm. y*"" ,%gjTwo Carpenters Hurt. Special to Times-Republican. LeMars, Jan. 17.—John Wellenborg and Ben DIers, while working on a T.-R BULLETIN. The Weather. rain in Iowa—Threatening, with snow flurries Saturday and tonight: colder Saturday. GENERAL NEWS: Marconi Tells of Tests. Interstate Commerce Act. News of the Day. PAGE THREE. IOWA NEWS: op west & Illinois-—Fair and warmer tonlgh and Saturday snow flurries and cold er In the north. 5 ... Be Impossible to Get a •, PAGE ONE. TELEGRAPHIC NEWS: Prijjce Henry's Approaching Visit. The Preparations at Washington. Britain Upholds Chamberlain's Speech. South African Blue Book. •St. Louis Fair Postponed T'ill 1904. The Iowa Legislature. PAGE TWO. Waterloo's Smallpox Scandal. Murderer Lane Pleads Guilty. Congressman Smith's Father Asphyx iated. News of the State. PAGES FOUR AND FIVE. EDITORIAL: Governor Cummins' Inaugural. Wireless Telegraphy Successful. The Canal Commission's actions. Topics and Iowa Opinions. Iowa Items and News. Important Decisions. PAGES SIX AND SEVEN. CITT NEWS: From Pig to Pork. Year's Growth of Y. M. C. A. Cemetery Aid Society Banquet. A Remarkable Soprano. Crooks as Lecturers. Miscellaneous City News. PAGE EIGHT. IOWA AND COMMERCIAL:) Condition of the Markets. Friday's Market Quotations. Preliminary Trial of Thomas. The Consular Service. building near town, were precipitated to the ground by the breaking of a scaffold. The former had his right thigh broken and the latter his left arm. SUFFER FOR A FRIEND. Chicago Girls Furnish Cuticle for Skin Grafting Oporation. Chicago, Jan. 17.—In an hour's time yesterday a surgeon deftly and coolly sliced off bits of cuticle from the arms and legs of fifteen young women, and, turning tp the recumbent form of a suf fering glrll he covered a burned and liv id face ,witl» frfish, healthy epidermis. A number- of remarkable facts about this case have been untold. First, the young women who stood up before the aproned surgeon and the glittering knife are warm friends of Helen Peck, the af flicted one. Second, they—the unfalter ing fifteen—did not faint or squirm or even tell the doctor to desist. They did not smile either, but demonstrated the old verity that women can endure more than man when love is the inspiration. A third fact is the exceptional opera tion performed. Helen Peck's face was literally scorched away by flre. It was, as the.doctors say, a burn of the second or third degree. Er. D'Orsay Hecht, be fiAre a clinic at the Post-Graduate hos pital, Twenty-fourth and Dearborn streets, set a new mark for such oper ations, and in sixty minutes had shown the students what wonders in physical rehabilitation can be performed by a master hand. Miss Peck is IS y^ars old. She was a beautiful girl before the accident oc curred a few weeks ago. Her kind and unselfish disposition had won for her true and lasting friends. She gave up a position as stenographer to nurse her sick mother on the west side. While in her mother's sick room one day cleaning a shirt waist with gasoline there was an explosion and Miss Peck was frightful ly burned. GOES TO JaTl FOR FRIEND. Gets Indiana Man of Qood Standing an Indeterminate Sentence. LaPorte, Ind.. Jan. 17.—Albert Gll more, until recently a prominent p6st master in southern Indiana and a mem ber of a leading family, will be received ct the Michigan City prison in a few days to serve an indeterminate sentence for horse stealing. Gilmore made no defense. He feigned guilty in order to save the real criminal, who was his friend. Influence brought to bear cn Gilmore could not shake him in his decision to go to prison to save a man who had once befriended him. The court, in view of the plea of guilty, passed sentence, but with the de velopment of the facts which will clear ly pnjye Gllmore's innocence Governor Durbin will be asked to pardon him Preacher Prevents Wreck. Pana, 111., Jan. 17.—Rev. B. Hollock, walking home Wednesday, discovered that the big bridge on the Clover Leaf road, west of Ramsey, was on flre. By quick action he managed to spread the alarm in time to stop the Commercial Traveler fast express. The bridge is one of the most costly on the system and the entire bridge force is at work repairing the damage. Until it is again in service the Clover Leaf traffic will be carried over the Pennsylvania lines. S-'^Screams Rout Burglar. Chicago. Jan. 17.—Fearing an attack If she called for help, Miss Nellie Ridge way feigned heavy slumber while a burglar ransacked her room at the resi dence of Dr. Nearius C. Kemp, 4314 Grand boulevard, yesterday morning. When the intruder, who searched the closets, dressing table, and even under Miss Ridgeway's pillow, left the room the young woman sat up in bed and screamed. The warning aroused the family and saved $2,000 worth of Jewels in another part of the house. When he heard the shouts of Miss Ridge way, who is a sister of Mrs. Kemp, Dr. Kemp seized a revolver and fired three shots after the marauder, who es caped with plunder valued at $150 and a new overcoat. The burglar had gone from the room of MIsb Rldgeway to that oeucpiPd by Dr. and Mr* Kemp, across the fcalL NO 15 |uisiana Purchase Exposition Will Not Take Place in 1903 as Planned. (j IfflCials of Company Say It Will It Has Been Practically Decided to Postpone the Show One Year. Washington, Jan. 17.—The Louisiana Purchase Exposition, which was to have been held in St. Louis in 1903, will not take place until 1904. This fact was practically conceded by ex-Governor Francis, president of the exposition company, and Adolph Bu9che, financial agent, at the white house today. Since arriving here and conferring with for eign representatives Francis and Busche came to the conclusion that unless the exposition is postponed a year it will be impossible to secure the" elaborate for eign exhibits which are desired. They find for instance that a great Japanese fair is to be given under gov ernment auspices in 1903, and if the ex position is postponed until 1904, every thing of interest exhibited there can be brought to St. Louis the following year. It is the desire of the exposition man agement that the foreign exbibite es pecially shall be very complete. "In 1903 we can make the exposition- as great as any ever given," said Francis, "but if we postponed it a year It will sur pass .anything in the exposition line ever attempted^ We can be ready ^in 1903, but it is questionable whether we can secure what we want abroad by that time." In order to Interest the for eign governments it is the desire of the exposition management that the for eign agents of the exposition be ap pointed and accredited by the state de partment and steps are being taken to that end. Surprise at 8t. Louis. St. Louis, Jan. 17.—The d'spatch from Washington quoting President Francis as ..intimating the Louisiana Purchase exposition will be postponed a year waa a great surprise at the fair hearquart-' ers. Vice President Spencer, when shown the dispatch, said: "I have re ceived a dispatch from Francis saying: 'I have not talked of postponement nor admitted, it at all.' SOME HOPE FOR 8CHLEY. It is Said President Will Consider Objections to Verdict. New York, Jan. 17.—President Roose velt has changed his mind in regard fo the disposition of the Schley case, say* «k' Washington dispatch to the Herald. In. order to forestall the charge that he was unwilling to consider the exceptions of the rear admiral to the findings of the court he has decided to defer action un-, til they have been submitted and heJias considered them. In the investigation which the presic dent is making he has the legal assist ance of Attorney General Knox. Tba latter has taken a deep interest in thje Schley controversy and is familiar wlt)$ its history. Since Rear Admiral. Schley. appealed to the president for a revision of the findings of the court he has given it closer consideration than he had prior. to this development. The president will undoubtedly consult the attorney gen eral when the bill of exceptions under, preparation by Messrs. Rayner and Teague is filed by the rear admiral. Not the slightest inkling of the char acter of the president's proposed action has leaked out. Friends of Rear Admiral. Schley are convinced, that he will do. their hero justice and they support this View by the determination just reached by the president to wait until Rear Ad miral Schley files his brief. The navy department is equally conffy dent that the president will uphold Setfr rotary Ldng and the unanimous findings of the court and the majority findings of Rear Admirals Ramsay and Benham. Considerable curiosity is evinced as t» what action the president will take on the question of command, which Adr miral Dewey decided ill favor of Rear Admiral Schley. Here again a division of opinion exists as to the opinion he will tender, but the navy department claims it has no fear of what the verdict, will be. Favor Government Ownership. Washington, Jan. 17.—The advantage? of government control of the projected Pacific cable were presented today be fore the commerce committee of the house. Admiral Bradford, General Greely. head of the signal service, Capt. Russell and .Thomas F. Clark, vice president" of the Western Union Tele graph Company presented arguments In favor of the government control, as against private corporations. Howard's Arrest. Chicago, Jan. 17.—William H. How ard, who was arrested yesterday in Denver at the irequest of the Chicago police, was formerly manager for the Clinton Wire Cloth Company, of Bos ton, with offices in Lake street. How ard was well known and made his home here in an aristocratic quarter, charged with the larceny of $4,500 of the company's money. Subsidy Bill Reported. Washington, Jan. 17.—The senate com mittee on commerce today authorized Frye, its chairman, to make a favorabl" report on his ship subsidy bill. Frye's report accompanying the bill places tho cost of the subsidy at $4,700,000. Receiver Asked for a Bank. Albany, Ga., Jan. 17.—Application for" a temporary receiver has been filed by the directors of the Commercial Bank of Albany. The bank did not open for bus-. Iness today. Liabilities were estimated nt $123,000 assets, $191,000. At Lo& Angeles, Cal., Wednesday, the Ree9 & Wlreching block was abnopt tot destroyed fay fire.