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Best Business Portion of City of
Waterbury, Conn., Wiped
Out by Flames.
ol Four Acres in the
3 Heart of the City in
Loss Estimated at Over $3,000,«
OOO-One Hundred Business
Houses Burned,
Waterbury, Conn., Feb. 3.—For ten
hours lost night and this morning
flames, fanned by a high wind, held
•way over the business portion of the
city, causing a loss to exceed three mil
lions. The best of the business portion
of the city, covering an area of four
acres was almost entirely wiped out.
The first flre, which started in the
•tore of the Reid & Hughes Dry Goods
Company was not considered under
control until nearly three million dol
lars worth of property was destroyed.
About the time the firemen supposed
they had the flames under control a
second fire broke out In the Scovil Ho
tel and that establishment was com
pletely wrecked. The occupants were
forced to Beek the street In their night
clothes, With the ringing of the second
alarm the entire city was thrown Into
a panic. There was a flrce gale blow
ing the sparks from the burning hote,
over a great area. Altho the Water
bury flre department was reinforced
from nearby cities, it was for a time
Impossible to stay the progress of the
flameB. Among the prominent build
ings destroyed are Reid & Hughes Dry
Goods Company, the Waterbury, Amer
ican, Masonic temple. Scovil and
Franklin houses, W. I. Douglas Shoe
Company, Johnson block. Salvation
Army's Working men's home and
scores of other buildings. In all a
hundred business houses are burned
out During the night two companies
of militia were called out and the city
is practically under martial law. The
city hall, churches and other public
buildings have been turned into shel
ters for the hundreds rendered home
less, At 8:30 the Scovil Hotel Is still
burning and altho the firemen have the
flre under control, adjoining buildings
are threatened.
Rarely have firemen been obliged to
contcnd against worse condition:! than
those which prevailed from first to last
in this conflagration. The wind was
blowing a gale and the cold Intense. It
seemed at one time as tno every struc
ture in the heart of the city would be
destroyed. In some instances the work
of the firemen proved of avail. The
Waterbury bank building was saved,
altho the New England Engineering
Company's building but a few feet
away, and the Masonic temple on the
north side of the bank building were
wiped out. The effect of the flre upon
Waterbury can not be otherwise than
pronounced. The Associated Press cor
respondent asked Mayor KlldufC if he
-would call for financial aid from out
side cities. The mayor responded:
"Waterbury, altho suffering a grievous
blow, will take care of herself, altho
extremely grateful for expressions of
sympathy that have pored in on ev
ery side."
The loss by the burning of the Sco
vil house has reached a hundred and
fifty thousand. There are rumors of
incendiarism in connection with the
burning of this property. For a time
the lire threatened to spread but the
danger is now passed.
Half the Business Portion of Mentone
Wiped Out.
Warsaw, Ind.. Feb. 3.—Last night fire
at Mentone, this county, wiped out
half of the business portion, causing a
loss of $50,000. There was little Insur
Over 6,000 Operatives Looked Out at
Olneyville, R. I.
Providence, R. L, Feb. 3.—A lock-out
In four of the large mills of the Ameri
can Woolen Company, Olneyville, took
effect today in pursuance of an order
issued Saturday by the officials to meet
the action of about 150 weavers, who
were endeavoring to precipitate a gen
eral strike against the double loom sys
tem. More than 6,500 operatives are
fdle. A prolonged struggle is antici
Proposition of the Miners for a Raise
Met With Proposed Roduction.
Indianapolis, Feb. 3.—The operators
have met the demands of the miners for
an advance of 10 per cent with a prop
osition for a reduction of 10 per cent
from the present scale of wages. A
proposition was made today at a con
ference of the scale committee. It is
said it came from Illinois and was sec
onded by all the Operators.
Judge Ryan Delivers Scathing Rebuke
to St. Louis Bribers.
St. Louis, Feb. 3.—In a most scath
ing charge to the February grand Jury
Just empannelled, which he ordered to
continue the investigation begun by
the previous body into the charges of
bribery in connection with St. Louis
and suburban railway legislation.
Judge O'Neil Ryan on the criminal
bench of the St Louis circuit court, to
day declared that the crime was a
menace to civic political life. "It's an
archy," the judge said, "for it strikes
an insiduous and deadly blow at gov
ernment." Henry Nicolaus, director of
the St Louis and suburban railway
company, for whom a warrant was is
sued, Saturday, iri connection with the
suburban bribery investigation, ap-
|peard in court today and gave bond lor
$5,000 for his appearance. The otlior
men indicted appearei and renewed
their bonds.
Bodies of the Dead Biddies Brought
Back to Scene of Their Crime.
Pittsburg:. Feb. 3.—The remains of
Fdwnrd and John Riddle, the dead ban
cits, arrived at Pittsburg at 8 o'clock
this morning. They v.-ere at once taken
to the Pittsburg morgue. "When the
train drew in there was a rough scram
lle among the thousands gathered at
the depot, during which several per
sons were bruised. Dispatches from
Butler this morning report that Mrs.
Soffel's condition is unchanged. While
it Is belteved she will r- "Well, the
danger is not passed, aml^rti account of
this uncertainty in h'?r condition noth
ing is being done in the way of prepa
rations for her removal to Pittsburg.
Hard Study Unsettled Mind of Agnes
Inglis at Atnn Arbor.
Ann Arbor, Mich., Feb. 3.—Miss
Agnes Inglis, a student at the Uni
versity of Michigan, daughter of Dr
David Inglis, of Detroit, one of the
most prominent physicians in Michi
gan, committed suicide shortly after
noon today in her room. It is said hard
study unsettled her mind.
Schley Honored at Nashville.
Nashville. Feb. 3,.—Admiral Schley,
accompanied by a reception committee,
Tariff Reduction Bill as Amendment
To Tax Repeal Measure and It is
Turned Down.
Feb. 3.
Washington, Feb. 3.—The" house
ways and means committee by a unani
mous vote today ordered a favorable
report on the war tax reduction bill. A
surprise occurred when Rabcock, re
publican, offered his bill largely re
ducing duties on the steel schedule and
placing some articles on the free list,
as an amendment to the tea repeal sec
tion. The amendment was defeated
six to seven. Rabcock and Tawney and
all democrats voting in the affirma
The Cuban reciprocity question also
came up unexpectedly, Steel, of -Indi
ana, moving a 25 per cent concession
on Cuban augur. The mot!o!V"wW!TS
withdrawn, however, after a brief ex
change of comment.
Supreme Court Adjourns—First In
demnity Money from China Paid—
Washington, Feb. 3.—The supreme
court adjourned today until Feb. 24.
The court did not announce a decision
in the Northern Pacific merger case.
A cablegram was received at the
state department from Minister Con
ger, at Pekin, announcing that he had
received the flijgt payment from the
Chinese government on account ofw the
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The senate.
Washington, Feb. 3.—Soon after the
senate convened today Hale, of Maine,
reported the urgency deficiency bill and
gave notice that he would call it up for
consideration tomorrow.
At the conclusion of routine busi
ness consideration of the bill to in
crease the salaries of judges of the
United States courts was then resumed.
The pending amendment increasing the
salaries of senators and members of the
house of representatives to $7,500 an
nually, after discussion, was rejected
by fifteen to forty-four.
The amendment was then offered
by Foraker extending the proposed in
crease of salaries of circuit judges to
the circuit judge of Porto Rico. Con
siderable opposition developed and
Foraker withdrew the amendment.
Clark, of Wyoming, offered an amend
ment by extending the proposed in
crease in salary to the district of Ha
waii. It was tabled. At two the Phil
ippine tariff bill was taken up, and
Carmack, of Tennessee., spoke in op
position to the policy of the adminis
tration and the majority party ln con
gress regarding the islands.
."^The House.
Under the terms of the special order
adopted Friday the house today entered
upon consideration of the oleomargar
ine, but before It was taken up, Payne,
from the committee on ways and means
reported a bill to repeal th* war rev
enue taxes.
The opponents of the oleomargarine
bill unsuccessful resisted a motion to
to go into committee of the whole to
consider it. Henry, of Connecticut, in
charge of the measure made the open
ing presentation in its behalf, following
closely the argument of the committee
which reported it.
No Hope for Japanese Soldiers Who
Started on Snow March.
Yokohama, Feb. 3.—'Th( searching
parties sent out to rescue, if possible,
the 209 infantrymen who left Awomo
ris on Jan. 23 to practice snow march
ing and became lost in tlie bitterly cold
weather, have found four officers and
seven men in various stages of exhaus
tion. They silso found forty of the de
tachment dead. There are no hopes
that any others of the detachment are
still alive.
Cold in Chicago.
Chicago, Feb. 3.—Chicago suffered
severely from the cold wave today. At
7 the mercury was 5 below zero, and at
11 o'clock 2 below. An inmate of the
old people's home was frozen to death.
John R. Davis, Glenville, III., was taken
to the hospital with his hands so badly
frozen that amputation may be neces
Western and Northern New York
Suffering Effects of Severe
Snow Has Fallen to a Depth
Three Feet in Many .=
Railroad Traffic Delayed and in
Some Parts Abandoned—Coun
try Roads Blocked.
New York, Feb. 3.—The western and
northern portions of this state and the
mountainous sections of Pennsylvania
ore experiencing one of the worst bliz
zards known in several years. Zero
temperature prevails, and the snow,
driven by
gale, is drifting badly and
.tnd blockading the country roads.
Freight trains on many divisions of the
New York Central, Pennsylvania and
West Shore roads have been aban
doned, while passenger trains are many
visited the university at Nashville to-|cjyes
day and was enthusiastically received utlca, Watertown, Malone and Newark,
by the students. A public reception In
honor of the admiral and his wife was
given this afternoon in the tabernacle,
thousands of people being present.
"ir* i.fe'
Congressman Offers His
behind the schedule time. Many
towns, including Rochester,
are practically snow-bound. Tele
graph and telephone service is badly
crippled. There is no change in the po«
sition of the Rrltish steamship Claver
dale, which was stranded on Boigan
tirie shoal In a dense fog yesterday
morning. Owing to the gale prevailing
the wrecking tugs were unable to ren
der assistance to the distressed vessel.
The Claverdale was bound from China
and Japan for New York with a cargo
valued at 52,500,000. The crew of
twenty-five men remains aboard.
Malone, N. Y., Feb. 3.—No storm ln
recent years in northern New York has
reached such serious proportions as the
one now prevailing. Over three feet of
snow has fallen in eight hours and the
wind is blowing a gale., All trains are
five hours late.
Newark, N. J., Feb. 3.—The worst
fctorm of the season is raging today.
The temperature is 4 above zero. Trains
cn all the roads are badly delayed and
country roads are blockaded.
Edensburg, Pa., Feb. 3.—The most
severe snow storm that has visited the
mountains in recent years has been
blowing here the past two days. Busi
ness is almost suspended., and many
passenger trains snowed up. TrafBe'Ts
abandoned. Drifts ten feet high ln
many places block the country roads.
Reports from the coal regions state the
cold is intense, the mercury having
fallen thirty degrees in twelve hours.
Buffalo, Feb. 3.—The snow-storm
which prevailed yesterday abated dur
ing the night. All malls are from one
hour to three hpurs late. The wind
during the night reached a velocity of
sixty-four miles.
T'V '.
Corry. "Pa.. Feb. 3.—The worst bliz
zard for many years raged in this re
gion the past twenty-four hours, caus
ing great damage to railroads, tele
graph and telephone lines.
Meadville, Pa., Feb. 3.—A terrible
blizzard that raged the past twen
ty-four hours has abated. Railroads
are suffering to a considerable extent.
Country roads are impassable.
~\'l Wrecks Along the Shore.
New York. Feb. 3.—The west and
northwest blizzard which began early
last evening continued all thru the
night and this morning the maximum
velocity of the wind was sixty-three
miles an hour. All nearby marine sta
tions reported the sea rough and from
different stations along the coast came
news of wrecks and vessels ashore. As
yet no loss of life is reported.
Ohio Traffic Impeded.
Cleveland, Feb. 3.—The furious storm
that prevailed thruout this section yes
terday was followed by a sharp drop in
temperature. The government ther
mometer registered at zero early today,
while on the streets many instruments
indicated 3 and 4 below. Traffic on the
trunk lines east was badly impeded,
owing to the unusual heavy fall of
Railroads Tied Up and Telegraph
Lines Are Down.
New York, Feb. 3.—Railroads are
tied up and telephone and telegraph
lines are down as a result of a terrific
storm which has wept over the coun
try from the great lakes to the Atlantic
New York City felt the full force of
the windstorm, but escaped the heavy
snowfall that has played havoc with
traffic farther west. At one time on
the bay the hurricane attained a ve
locity of seventy-live miles an hour,
but beyond a few parted hawsers no
damage was done to shipping.
The city itself was less fortunate.
Chimneys, signs and bill boards were
blown down, and in a few cases huge
show windows were forced in and
shattered by the blasts. One woman,
thus far unidentified, was struck by
a Dying sign and had her skull frac
Railroads will be the heaviest suf
ferers. as the lines in western New
York are seriously hampered by the
snowfall, which at some points reached
a depth of nearly a foot.
In the south along the coast the tem
perature dropped materially, anil the
wind blew so hard coastwise naviga
tion was interfered with. All regular
steamers out of Norfolk were kept in
port and the cruiser Lancaster, an
chored there, dragged her anchors. The
Norwegian steamer Daggery, loaded
with dynamite, is anchored In the har
bor there and much uneasiness is felt
over what might happen If she should
drag her anchors and be driven
A small cyclone struck Mont Clair
last evening. The wind came down
over the Orange mountains at the rate
of sixty miles an hour. Telephone and
telegraph graph wires were torn down,
and a number of roofs wen.* more or
less damaged. A great gust of wind
struck the old walls left standing after
last Saturday's lire here, tearing down
timbers and rafters and bringing to the
ground the three-story wall of the
building formerly occupied by tlu? gas
company fronting on Bloomfleld ave
nue. This wall fell with a crash, strik
ing John McCarthy of Pine street, who
was passing along on the pavement in
front, and burying him in the debris,
seriously injurying him.
seriously interrupting railroad traffic but by the time the tug reached the
shore he had sufficiently recovered to P°rt
Terrible Disaster in the Mine at Hon
do, Mex.
San Antonio, Tex., Feb. 3.—The lat
est information from the Hondo, Mex.
Every mule in the mine was killed,
three dead ones being taken from the
debris today. The work of clearing
away the wreck in order to get to the
bodies is being rushed as rapidly a=
possible, but there is no hope that any
of the 106 men will be rescued alive.
The explosion occurred in mine No,
6, and was occasioned by striking a
gas pocket. The mine Is the property
of the Coahullu Coal Company, R. M.
McKenny being superintendent.
Fleeing Murderers Forced to Give Up
By Hunger.
Brockwayvllle, Pa., Feb. 3.—Half
naked and nearly starved, Thomas Ma
dalena and Bennie Poll, the Italians
wanted for the murder of James ileek
in, at Shawmut on Jan. 28, were
brought to bay in the woods near
Crenshaw at 10 o'clock Saturday night
and captured.
The Italians have been pursued since
the night of their crime. Fellow-coun
trymen, spurred on by vengeance and
the large reward offered, have been
scouring the country in search of the
The pursuing party last night was
composed of four Italians under the di
rection of Thomas Keys of this place.
The murderers had been hiding in the
woods since Heekin was murdered. They
tell a tale of starvation and suffering.
At night they would wander out from
their hiding place, an old powder
house, and search for food. Of the lat
ter they found but little, and declared
last night that they had nothing to
eat for four days and were nearly fam
ished. When the Italian deputies un
der Squire Keys appeared they were
too weak to offer any resistance.
It is supposed the pair intended to
kill Thomas Burke, a contractor for
whom Poll had worked. Heekin was
with Burke, and the Italians shot the
wrong man.
Burns Defeats Carroll.
Omaha. Feb. 3.—It took "Farmer"
Burns, of Big Rock, Iowa, just forty
one minutes and a half to wrestle Joe
Carroll, of Spokane, Wash., out of $500
at the Trocadero Saturday night. In
the fiercest bout ever seen in Omaha
the "Farmer" secured two fails in that
length of time.
Both men appeared to be in the finest
of condition and each was strong.
Burns won from sheer cleverness. It
look him twenty-nine minutes and a
half to get the first fall, which finally
came as a result of a thr«e-quarler
Nelson hold which Carroll had broken
time and again, his shoulder becoming
weakened at last by tho constant
strain, when he succumbed.
Miss Callie Collins, living ln Nacog
doches county, Texas, was attacked by
a rabid dog and badly torn and man
gled. She will be disfigured If she re
An Ice-covered limb dropped from a
tree near Poplar Bluff, Mo.. Saturday
and killed Charles Hesse, a farmer.
The Iowa Legislature Expected
to Get Down to Business
This Week.
Davenport Business Men Want
Tax on Foreign Insurance
Companies Removed, ilb
State Superintendent Barrett in
Favor of More Normal
Schools. ,/V
Hunter Rescued Eight Miles from the
Shore Near Milwaukee.
Milwaukee, Wis.. Feb. 3.—Drifting :Special to Times-Republican.
helplessly in the lake for five hours Des Moines, Feb. 3.—The senate held
amid floating ice and the thermometer
below zero John Deluca was res-j
crow took him aboard eight miles out jjayward, of Davenport, presented a
petition of the business men of Daven-
^^e lake Deluca was unable to walk,
go to his home. |tax on foreign insurance companies
Deluca had gone in an old skiff with doing business in Iowa, reciting that
but one oar to get a duck he had shot
and on account of the gale blowing off
shore was unable to paddle back, pggi
French Ship Goes Down In a Galo and
Crew of Twenty-two, With One Ex
ception, is Lost.
London, Feb. 3.—After tossing help
lessly In the English channel for slxty
flve hours, the passenger steamer Marie
Henrietta was towed Into Ostcnd this
morning. The gale is abating. The' state ursenal ln Des Moines and a bill
number of casualties thus far reported by Cassel to provide for killing English
—i. a isnarrows and protection of American
is comparatively small. The first offi
cer of the French ship Chanaral landed
at Falmouth today. He is the sole sur
sj10rt session this morning, there
cued yesterday barely in time to es
eape death. When Captain William |tie interest taken in proceedings. Two
Ganavo, of the tug Welcome, and his bills only were introduced.
and lit-
of the
sJnce the bl& flre ln
•i birds.
shifted and the ship capsized.
up after beirg twelve hours in the wa
ter. He is In a critical condition...,
removal or tne (usciiminaung
Davenport it has
been found almost impossible to se
cure Insurance. He introduced a bill
to repeal this tax. The other bill was
by Arthaud relating to tax in aid of
The senate adopted
rule to hold
sessions from ten to twelve each day,
rule to require duplicates of bills and
rule in regard to printing the cal
endar and then adjourned.
In the house this afternoon a bill was
introduced by Wilson, of Washington,
to appropriate $7,500 for building a
Larrabee Introduced the resolution
favoring the Hoar bill against injunc
tion and It was referred to the com
mittee on federal relations.
vlvor of a crew of twenty-two men of
the vessel, which capsized off Ushant.
The Chanaral left Nantes, France,
Jan. 30, and encountered a heavy gale,
during which three of her boats were This week, so the managers assure ev
smashed. The same night her
erybody, the legislature will get down
to business end do more than In the
mate and five men had in the mean- previous ^three or four weeks. There
while launched the remaining boat, but'are loud complainings about the dlla
this also capsized and five men were I tory tactlcB. Nobody appears to be at
drowned. The mate clung to the boat's fault, but there has been nobody here
keel and righted her. The boat was af- to spur the legislature to action. The
who have been remaining here were that nuch
over Sunday and all the time, have
cause to comjjlain of the lawyer mem-
and* wait.
curred, and all of them are dead. The: state superintendent stands with the classes, those in favor of exclusion °'j.'
The excursion trip to Ames Is sched
uled for Feb. 20, and Capt. Greeley will
issue the invitations. But the trip can
be made in an hour and the legislature
is not likely to take the whole day for
the junket.
The action of the appropriations
committee of the Unated States senate
in agreeing to make appropriations to
pay the war claims of the states as fast
as these claims are passed on by the
court of claims is an encouragement to
the friends of the measure to secure a
half million or more for Iowa. It Is re
garded as certain that the court of
claims will approve the majority of the
Iowa claims. All that is needed Is for
the legislature to authorize Governor
Cummins to enter into a contract with
Washington. Congress has recognized
the justness of these claims and Iowa
is sure to get her share.
Governor Cummins goes to Ottumwa
to speak this evening before the Y. M.
C. A. and give assistance to a worthy
New House of Worship at Eddyville
Formally Dedicated Sunday.
Special to Times-Republican.
Eddyville, Feb. 3.—The new Method
ift church, the erection of which was
only recently completed, was formally
dedicated In fore a large audience yes
terday. Dr. J. G- Van Ness, of Mason
City, preached the dedicatory sermon.
A number of former pastors of the Ed
dyville congrgeation were present.'-".
Hotel Mack Bought by A. G. Edwards,
of Marshalltown.
Special to Times-Republican.
Grinnell, Feb. 3.—A deal that has
been under negotiations for several
weeks was closed today at Des Moines
between Mrs. C. A. Mack, formerly of
this city, and Mr. A. G. Edwards, of
Marshalltown, whereby Mr. Edwards
purchases the hotel property In this
6ity known as Hotel Mack. The con
sideration is $16,000, subject to the lease
fUpnb liton.
of the present tenant. Mrs. Mary C'a
pron. who conducts the property and
already lias a lease for two and one
half years.
Des Moines City Council Takes Action
to Stop Smallpox Epidemic.
Special to Times-Republican.
Des Moines, Feb. 3.—The city coun
cil passed a resolution employing
twenty-four physicians to vaccinatc
the public and in case of refusal to
submit to quarantine for seventeen
days those known to be exposed.
Mrs. C. L. McCarthy Fatally Injured
at Albia.
Special to Times-Republican.
Ottumwa, Feb. 3.—Mrs. C. F. McCar
thy was struck by a Rurlington engine
last nli?ht at Albia. Her leg was
crushed so badly that amputation was
reccsaary. She can not live.
Opinions Handed Down by the
preme Court of Iowa.j
Sptcial to Times-Republican.
Des Moines, Feb. 3.—The following
decisions were handed down by the su
preme court today:
Mentzer vs. Sargent, appellant. Linn.
Milllman et al„ appellants, vs. Eddye
et al„ Harrison. Reversed.
Pearl, Administrator, vs. O. & St. L.
Railway Company, appellant. Page.
M. & St. L. Railway Company, appel
lant. vs. C. M. & St. P. Railway Com
pany, Hamilton. Affirmed.
Mcintosh vs. Coulthard et al., appel
lants, Harrison. Affirmed.
Chapman vs. Dunwell, appellant,
Clay. Affirmed.
Taft Explains That Education of
Younger Generation of Filipinos Will
Work Transformation of tho Phil
Washington, Feb. 3.—Governor Taft
today continued his statement before
the senate committee on the Philippines
regarding the conditions existing in
those islands. He described the condi
tion in the Island of Samar, where the
people are still in insurrection, and said
he was not prepared to state that this
island was never wholly subjected to
Spanish rule. He described the qualifi
cations requisite for an elector in the
different towns where the commission
terwards overturned several times, but! junketing out of the way and the print
the mate held on to her and was picked caught up, the legislature will this "Thev Michiaan and Indiana Clergymen Send
week do some business. Farmeir mem- !had established governments. Xhey Michigan
rushing business to a conclusion. j$15 gold taxes a year Taft then en-
majority of the victims are Mexicans State Teachers' Association in favor of American sovereignty altogether, the ordained a
greater opportunities for the education Spanish party in favor of thiB govern
and Chinamen, few Americans having
been at work in the mine.
of professional teachers in Iowa. In his ment and a large body of ignorant peo-
report he took strong ground in favor pie who were entirely Indifferent.
ence will be in that direction during the commission, which gradually
session whenever he is asked by memi more power in the
influence wil count for something. lng the elections in this country, with a
view to Influencing them, and for this
state to secure a raise of salaries in
county and state offices are to be suc
cessful there must be a little more
modesty about candidates. In some of
the counties where the county cam
paigns have been started early the can
didates are very numerous and ag
gressive. Legislators are watching this,
and some of them are saying that high
er salaries do not seem to be necessary
to secure candidates for offices.
English or speak and write Span-
Qr have
embody w'n "belter Spanish rule, or that he shall JJe
State Superintendent Barrett disa- work of the
grees with President Seerley as to the I commission arrived at Manila
miners at work when the explosion oc- I necessity for more normal schools. The I found the people divided into three, nicest
islands funds began to appreciate there
was some power behind the commis
sion." Taft said it will be found, on in
vestigation. that surrenders by insur
gents of arms and men were far in ex
cess of actual captures by the military.
The municipal code was not put into
operation, he said, until after the presi
dential election in the United States
because of the unsettled condition of
affairs, but as soon as it became known
to the people that the commission had
thought it wise to provide for the elec
tion of governors, which occur next
month, the Filipinos flocked to them
with expressions of gratification. He
said the theory of the commission in
their formation of civil government is
that an indlspensible aid to the ulti-
effect of this could not be felt for a
generation, until the children had
grown to manhood. There were 10,000
adults engaged in the study oT English.
"In the rrjeantime." said he, "the reli
ance of the commission is on the small
educated portion of the community who
form the nucleus about which, with the
aid of American control, we think a
stable government can be erected."
Sylvia Verona Byhn Seriously Wound
ed by Harry B. Soper.
Baltimore, Feb. 3.—Harry B. Soper,
21 years old, who is prominently con
nected in this city, shot and seriously
wounded Sylvia Verona Byhl, 24 years
of age, in a restaurant early Sunday
morning. For three years the two had
traveled together as a vaudeville musi
cal pair. The shooting is said to have
been the result of a quarrel, which cul
minated in the refusal of the woman to
accompany young Soper from the
place. The woman was taken to the
city hospital, where her condition is de
clared to be critical. The woman said
that a year ago while in Newport News
Soper had shot at her.
Died While Praying.
Nashville, 111., Feb. 3.—Elijah Lamar,
an aged and highly respected resident,
died suddenly Sunday afternoon at the
The Weather.
Iowa—Cloudy tonight with snow and
colder in the extreme west Tuesday,
fair and colder in the south.
Illinois—Fair tonight and Tuesday
slightly colder Tuesday.
South Dakota—Fair tonight and
Tuesday much colder tonight with a
cold wave in the extreme west.
Three Million Dollar Fire.
Wreck Kills Four Iowans.
Sensation at Estherviile, la.
Taft on the Philippines.
Riddles Taken to Pittsburg.
News of the Capital.
The Iowa Legislature.
Pope Prepares for Death.
Mrs. Conger Honored at Pekin.
News of the Day.
Oskaloosa Dedicates New Church..
The Mason City Murder Trial.
Political Contest in Polk County.
News of the State.
Against Primary Election Bill.
Cheapness of Wireless Telegraphy.
A Congressional Battle.
Business Features.
Topics and Iowa Opinions.
Iowa Items and News.
Trunk Lines Want Central.
The Rock Island Extension.
Cornice Factory Assured.
An Injunction Stands.
Ernest Thompson Seton's Visit.
Brief City News.
Condition of the Markets.
Monday's Market Quotations.
Big Storm in the East.
Palma on Cuba's Needs.
Holiness chapel, while in the act of
praying. After the opening song, Mr.
Lamar was called upon to pray, and
while In the midst
his prayer mem­
bers of the congregation noticed a tre
mor in his voice and saw him reel
against the pulpit. He died without re^
veteran of the
Mr. Lamar was
|vU war being a
member of Company E, Forty-ninth In
diana infantry. He was 60 years old.
a"ati|^n to
shall speak and yeb _Roman Catholic
cU rgJ
of more normal schools, and his influ- governor said the instructions to the „„nn„„
tirHoh gradually placed
civil government, granted.
bers of the legislature. And, by the had had a marvelous effect upon the
way. Professor Barrett has a wide ac-! people. The insurrection, he said, had
quaintance with the members and his!been most active in September preced­
J* commMon en.cUn,
the United State, woi/ld!
he continued, wete doine be- |pf*slon
Michigan and Indiana
municipal office un- hnVe petitioned Rome for a priest with
of e^ew York and a reque
"arr' .hon forwarded to Pope Leo to confer this
mle Rev Fathcr
I)(l8tol a
a part in the situation, ^'^"^^nd wore a white gown with a blue
tighten In the ma er pp wore a dark blue coat, cutaway style,
those gentlemen who were spending the
st has been
otis, Ind. Father Rasklewicz
ln Indiana and per-
th central
states. He was born
priest in 1847. While no official an-
^eUryJntlmates that the petition
Mrs. E. M. Briggs of Rockford Claims
Unique Distinction.
of his last visit t0 the
temptuous a 'states. She was one of the thirteen
cause It seemed to so unimportant
enting the original states
Innrnnrintinnq sash. She remembers that Lafayette
interest BEFORE THE LEG*
Read a complete report in ths
Times- Republican.
tents a week by mail.
.colored vest, a big ruf-
whUp ah|pt front nnd
fled white shirt front and light-colored
trousers. He gave each of the girls a
hearty kiss and shook hands with the
Two- Hundred Discourses Which
Brought $1.23 Each Recovered.
Norfolk, Va., Feb. 3.—Two hundred
and two sermons which the Rev. W. P.
Hines, of the Park View Baptist
church, Portsmouth, had supposedly
lost and for which the Norfolk
Western Railway Company allowed
him $1.23 each, as recommended by a
board of arbitration composed of
preachers, have been found at the
house of George Holmes, a negro, who
mate success of popular government is was arrested for robbing a local store.
Captain Lothrop to press the claims at the extension of education, but that the The question now is, will Dr. Hines re
turn the $250 now that his property has
been recovered. The valise and ser
mons are held as evidence against
Mementoes at Memorial University.
Special to Times-Republican.
Mason City, Feb. 3.—Among the
many mementoes recently added to the
collection of historical reiics being
gathered by the National Memorial
University at Mason City is a chair and
desk long in use in the house of repre
sentatives at Washington, D. C., and
recently displaced by some newer fur
niture. These highly-prized relics were
procured for the institution by Hon. G.
N. Haugen. M. C., who represents the
Fourth congressional district of Iowa
in the lower house.
The collegiate building, the corner
stone of which was laid on June 26, is
now inclosed.
French Won Election.
Montreal, Que., Feb. 3.—James Coch
rane, a former telegraph operator and
now a wealthy contractor, was on Sat
urday eletced mayor of Montreal over
R. Wilson Smith, financial agent and
stock broker, by 1,003 majority. The
contest was a hot one, the French ele
ment going almost solidly for Cochrane
while Smith received the support of the
English-speaking element, which are
considerably in the minority in this
NO 29
Wreck of an Illinois Central
Stock Train Just East of
Four Stockmen From Dunlap
and Wall Lake are Crushed
to Death.
Were Asleep in Caboose When
Collision occurred—Sever
al Others Hurt.
Special to Times-Republican.
Dubuque, Feb. 3.—A rear end collls-*
ion at 3:45 this morning on the Illinois
Central at Apple River, 111., thirty miles
east of here, resulted in the death o£
four stock men, while five were Injured.
The dead are
M. C. Lawler, Wall Lake, Iowa. -J
H. F. Pacake, Wall Lake.
Chris Ferndon, St. Ansgar, Iowa..
C. R. Blunt, Charles City, Iowa.
The seriously injured:
W. Cameron, Dundee, HI., badlg
crushed and not expected to live.
F. J. Jordan, Dunlap, Iowa.
D. Lawler, Wall Lake, both slightljg
J. J. Morehead, Dunlap.
W. J. Evans, Dunlap.
None of the trainmen were Injure^
as they heard the second train ap
proaching and jumped. The stockmen
were all asleep in a bunk car when the
collision occurred, their death and
injuries resulting from being crushed.
The injured are being cared for at Ap
ple River. The cause of the wreck Is
not known, but is being investigated by,
the officials. Traffic waa blocked seveni
Peculiar Train Wreck on a
Trestle in Colorado.
Denver, Feb. 3.—The Colorado Mid
land passenger train, west-bound,. for
Salt Lake and San Franclsco.hadanar
row escape from instant destruction
Sunday morning two miles westof Bue
na Vista. A locomotive of a passenger
train dashed into a freight train stand
ing on a trestle sixty-five feet high,
hurling the caboose and one freight car
into the creek bottom and instantly
killing Owen McCarthy, rear brake-
man on the freight train. Engineer
Peck and the firemen were prevented
from jumping by the high trestle atnd
remained on their engine, expecting to
be dashed to death. The engine left the
rails, but miraculously remained on the
trestle, almost balanced on its edge,
and not only saved their lives but the
passengers as well. McCarthy received
orders to flag the coming passenger
train, but tarried in the caboose, warm
ing himself, as the morning was ex
tremely cold. He had Just started, to
flag the train when he saw the head
light of the locomotlce rounding the
curve not a hundred feet distant. He
retreated toward the caboose, but was
caught and knocked into the creek, be
ing shockingly mangled
J. J. Evards, of Kearney, Neb* Cause*
a Sensation in Omaha.
Omaha, Neb., Feb., 3.—J. J. Eyards
a prominent merchant of Kearney,
Neb., Saturday kidnapped his 6-year-,
old child from the custody of his moth
er-in-law, Mrs. Dodder, of this city,
rushed the child into awaiting carriage
and drove rapidly to Council Bluffs.
The streets were crowded with people
at the time and the sensational carry
ing away of the child caused great ex
Mrs. Dodder was alighting from a
street car, and a man assisted the child
from the car. Instead of putting her
down, he passed the girl to Evards, who
forced her into the carriage and lashed
the horses into a run. He was later
arrested in Council Bluffs and agreed to'
return to this city, where he will insti
tute habeas corpus proceedings. Evards
and his wife have not lived together
for some time and the kidnapping is the
result of an effort to secure possession
of the child.
Disappointment Causes an Indiana
Miss to Shoot Herself.
Dublin, Ind., Feb. 3.—Thwarted in
her desire to marry, Evaline Showal
ter, the pretty 15-year-old daughter
of William Showalter of New Lisbon,
attempted suicide yesterday by shoot
ing herself in the breast with a re
volver. The girl eloped a few days,
ago with James Morris, a youth em
ployed on a farm near where she#
lived. The two walked twenty miles
to Centervllle, where they were taken
Into custody by the town marshal who
had been notified. The father soon
afterward reached Centerville and re
turned home with his daughter, young
Morris continuing on his journey to
his home in Kentucky. It is not
thought that the girl will die.
Nordica Is III.
San Francisco. Feb. 3.—Lillian Nor
dica is confined to her room at the Pal
ace Hotel with an attack of nervous
ness. Dr. Ward says the attack Is not*
serious. It is the result of the singer's
rccent experience In a railroad wreck.
George A. Baker Dead.
St. Louis, Feb. 3.—George A. Baker,
president of the Continental National
bank, and connected with other large
business enterprises, died today of
pneumonia, aged 70.
Kills Wife With an Ax.
Cadiz, O., Feb. 3.—John S. Ovakl, a
SlaV miner, murdered his wife by eut-v
ting oft her head with an ax. He held
the neighbors at bay untlL taksa intq
custody by the sheriff.

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