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From 250 Iowa correspond­
ent* ie what makes the T.-R.
newsier than other papers.
Devil Wagons Tear Over 300
Mile Course Today Kill
ing One Man
QOES 300 MILES IN 5:26:45.
ft French Machine Won the Race—
Course Was a Triangle of 30 Miles
Perimeter and Was Tarveled Ten
'I-'- Times—Only Seven out of Sixteen
sfe" Machines Finished.
New York, Oct. 8. Menzel,
Arent's chauffeur, -who was injured
•when the machine overturned, died
later in the hospital. .,.
New York, Oct. 8.—George Heath, an
American, driving an Imported car and
representing the Automobile club of
France, today won the William K.Van
derbilt, Jr., cup in the 300-mile road
race held on Long Island under the
•.uspices of the Automobile Club or
America. He won by a narrow margin
ef a minute and 28 seconds. The con
test cost one life and at least four per
gons were injured but none of them fa
tally. The accident occurred to the car
wealthy New YOI-K-
«r.The man killed was Carl Menzel his
machinist. The car was approaching &
charp curve under high speed when
the front tire slipped and the machine
•went over hurling the occupants witn
tremendous force to the roadway.
Of nineteen starters but seven were
left when the seventh lap of the COUl'Se
was concluded. Bursted tires, broken
parts of machinery and mechanical de
rangements were causes for their
propping out On one part of the
course a large quantity of nails and
broken glass were found which caused
many collapsed tires.
Clement protested the decision" de
Heath winner of the race .The
decision was withdrawn and the pro
test will be heard and the winner de
dared at the meeting of the assocla
|Uon later in the day.
Promptly at 6 o'clock this morning
the first car shot away from Westbury,
Island, in the 300-mile automo
bile race for the Vanderbilt cup follow
ed at Intervals of two minutes by nine
teen others. A. G. Vanderbllt's machine
|Sid not start. It got out of order and
could not be repaired in time. There
Was no number thirteen among the
Starters, that number being omitted
The course of the race, exactly 30.24
gniles in length, is an elongated trian
gle and was to be covered ten times.
Teste, driving an imported machine
finished the first three laps in 1 16:29
tnaking the best time uip to that point.
At the end of the fifth round Heath,
JFrench), was in the lead, covering
151.20 miles in 3:01:05.
Arents, (German), and his machin
Jtst were thrown from their machine
but It was thought were not danger
ously hurt. Several machines put out
®f the race by punctured tires, or
breaking machinery.
The course was lined by thousands
Only seven machines remained in
|he race at the end of the seventh
At the end of the ninth round, 270
miles, Clement was leading.
Heath, chauffeur for a French manu
facturer, won by a minute and thirty
flix seconds.
Auto Race Not Enjoined.
New York, Oct. 8.—Judge Wilmot M.
Smith, in the siAreme court in Brook
lyn today deraed the motion for
Bin injunction against the Automobile
Association of America, the object of
which was to prevent the 300 mile auto
mobile race over Long Island roads to
morrow for the W. K. Vanderbilt. Jr.,
cup. The question argued before Judge
6mith was whether or not an injunc
tion should issue restraining the Auto
mobile Association from conducting the
face on certain thoroughfares in Nas
sau and Kings counties.
Four Countries in Race.
The race was an interesting one.
pour countries were represented, the
iJnited States, Italy, France and Ger
many. Interest in the event was
heightened by the fact that four young
American millionaires took a gamble
death and drove their own ma
chines. They were Isador "Wormser,
Prank Croker, William Wallace and
George Arents, Jr.
Arrayed against them were the most
expert racing chauffeurs in the world,
Such as the Frenchmen Gabriel, Tarte,
and Teste, the Italian Paul Sartori, and
^oe Tracy, an American, who. at the
empire track recently won the interna
tional cup.
The trophy for which these men will
brave death was offered by William K.
yanderbilt. Jr. It is a magnificent sil
ver cup of great size, and all today
It was the center of admiration In the
lobby of the Garden City hotel.
It Is one of the most beautiful tro
phies ever offered for any similar
Went, masslva and strong in its
Moving Guns Rapidly to His" Left to
Prevent .laps' Intended Flanking
Movement—War Will Be Long.
St. Petersburg, Oct. 8.—The meager
ness of news from the front is increas
ing the uncertainty regarding devel
opments. There is good warrant for
the belief that Kuropatkin is strength
ening his left Hank to meet the Japan
ese turning movement, his troops oc
cupying a triangle, from Fushun to
Mukden and Tie Pass. Over 300 guns
have arrived at the front and the ac
tivity of Kussian skirmishers below
Hun river creates an impression that
Kuropatkin may contemplate assum
ing the offensive.
A Tokio Story.
Tokio, Oct. 8.—According to a pri
vate letter received from a Japanese
officer now with the besieging forces at
Port Arthur the Russians are effective
ly using hand grenades filled with a
high explosive. The execution by the
grenades when accurately thrown is
deadly and their use probably ac
counts for the closeness of the fight
St. Petersburg Papers Say War Must
Go On Indefinitely.
St. Petersburg, Oct. 8.—Replying to
the statement of Count Okuma, leader
of the Japanese progressive party, that
the war with Russia would be long, but
that Japan would win in the end, the
Novoe Vremya this morning declares
the idea of possible compromise with
Japan has been abandoned and that the
war must be prosecuted by Russia in
such a way that there can be no pos
sibility of the Japanese renewing the
struggle. It says "Europe for thirty
years WJIS under the menace of revenge
for Alsace. If we conclude peace with
Japan all our efforts in the far east
will be valueless." a-
South African Tribesmen in Revolt
Against German Authority.
Berlin, Oct. 8.—Fresh trouble has
broken out in German southwest Af
rica. The Witbois tribesmen who had
hitherto been faithful to the Germans
are in revolt. General Leutwein tel
egraphs that the Witbois have attackr
ed a station at Kuis on the Fitch river,
and are reported to be attacking the
station at Hoachan. No explanation
is given for the discontent.
Horse Against Horse.
New York, Oct. 8.—The match race
between Sidney Paget, on Ralbert, two
year old, and Thomas Williams, who
rode four-year-old Frank L. Pertey,
which was run at Morris Park today,
resulted in an easy victory for Paget.
The-race was for $1,000 a side, the win
ner to become owner of both horses.
Baby's Troops to the Front.
St. Petersburg. Oct. 8.—The first
troops of the imperial guard left St.
Petersburg last night for the front.
They consist of the Second division
of the Finland guards, of which
1. 1«
very plainness. It stands fully three
feet in height and, except for a scroll
of laurel leaves and a raised automo
bile, its surface is devoid of decoration.
Burden City today seemed lige the
automobile headquarters of the world.
From early morning until late at night
the air was shattered by a constant
succession of explosions like volleys of
Men and women clad in the very lat
est furnishings of up-to-date automo
bilism dashed here and there and
crowded the porches and palm rooms
of the Garden City hotel. Great ma
chines of curious and wonderful make
roared and snorted to the great alarm
of many of the uninitiated.
The villages of Westbury, Garden
City. Hempsted and Queens tonight
shelter a multitude who will witness
the race. Every hotel and inn is packed
to its doors and not another room could
be had in private houses for love or
In some places as many as ten men
are sleeping in one room. The prices
of everything went up 100 per cent and
what this great multitude will do for
food and drink tomorrow is a ques
All day yesterday huge farmers' wag
ons lumbered peacefully over the thirty
miles of roads that today Is closed to
them. They took particular delight in
steering straight along the broad brown
ribbon in the center of the road along
which thousands of gallons of crude
petroleum had been sprinkled to lay the
Farmers Were Vindictive.
They calmly ignored the men who
were testing their machines over the
road and everybody had to make a
dash over into the deep dust at the
sides of the road to avoid theni.
Every precaution that human fore
sight could perceive had been taken to
prevent accident to spectators. The
racers had to take care of themselves.
Elaborate systems of flags and signals
were arranged and the course was
thoroughly policed from end to end by
men, who warned all persons of their
Gabriel wafe the leader of the French
group of chauffeurs and many believed
he would -win the cup. The other day
he had an accidental preliminary race
with Mr. Vanderbilt. "When asked in
French what his highest speed had
been in the brush with Mr. anderbllt
he replied with a significant shrug that
it had been fully 140 kilometers (about
eighty-seven miles an hour. It was the
first test to which he had put his ma
chine on American soil and he was
satisfied with it.
infant 'Czarevitch is the honorary col
onel. :'U
Morning Star Wins Wilson Stake.
Lexington, Oct. 8.—Morning Star,
the favorite, won the Wilson stake, 2:20
pacing, valued at $2,000. The best time
was 2:0.i1'«. Baron Grattan was sec
a an
Controls Caucuses In Milwau
kee and County Organiza
tion—Stalwart Down
National Committee Asks La Follette
Committee to Arrange for a Fair
banks Meeting in Milwaukee on Oc
tober 15—New York Papers See Re
publican Success.
Milwaukee, Oct. 8.—Nearly complete
returns from the republican county
caucesses in Milwaukee Indicate that
the La Follette organization will con
trol the nominations and county con
venption by a good majority. Besides
this control of the county organization
is lost to the stalwarts. This is a com
plete change in the situation which
has existed for years.
The republican national committee
has recognized the La Follette state
central committee. Chairman Connor,
of the La Follette committee received a
telegram today from Harry C. New, of
the executive committee of the nation
al committee asking him to arrange
for a meeting in Milwaukee on Oct.
"15 at which Fairbanks, the vice presi
dential candidate, will make an ad
dress. This is said to be the first in
stance of the national committe to
communicate directly with either com
mittee in arranging for national speak
ers in the campaign in Wisconsin.
New York Papers Think That State
Safe On National Ticket.
New York, Oct. 8.—The press of
New York comments freely on the
AVisconsin political situation as
affected by the La Follette
victory over the "stalwarts," in the
supreme court decision which makes
the 'halfbreed' ticket the "regular" re
publican, ticket.
The Press says:
There is no good republican In the
land who should not be uplifted by the
sfSTendicTligh Governor La Follette has
made and is winning, and who should
not acclaim his coming triumph as a
personal victory.
The Evening Pqst says:
It would have been hard for the Wis
consin supreme court to hand down a
decision which would have less influ
ence on the political situation than
that of yesterday.
One thing, at least,* can be assumed.
No considerable number of the men
who burned their bridges behind them
last spring and have taken part In the
stalwart campaign during the summer
will vote for La Follette now. It is
questionable if many of them ever in
tended to support even their own re
spectable third ticket.
Nobody knows the exact numerical
strength of the stalwart movement, but
it unquestionably includes much more
than a fifth of the republican party. He
would be rash indeed who attempted
prophecy on the data at hand, yet there
is certainly no reasorl for abandoning
hope either for a republican governor
or democratic success on the electoral
The Evening Sun says:
A good many of the Spooner-Quar
les-Babcock voters will probably be in
spired to cast their ballots for the
democratic candidate for governor, who
is running on a platform less objection
able to the stalwarts than the La Fol
lette republicans. On the other hand,
the presumption is that democrats who
want primary election and railway
taxation reform will vote for La Fol
lette—there are a good many indepen
dents to the square mile in Wisconsin.
That the governor's following is^ be
ing steadily depleted cannot be doubt
ed even partisans admit that his sec
ond administration was not all that
could be desired by pure-hearted re
formers. The election of the humorist,
Peck, who made a mediocre governor,
and an easy-going mayor of Milwau
kee, is more than probable. But there
sems to be not the shadow of a doubt
that the republican electorial ticket
will triumph by a big majority, in spite
of trading which is to be expected.
The Globe says:
It is only fair to Governor La Fol
lette's friends to note that they have
been willing to have a trial on the
merits—an examination of all the facts
by the supreme court or any other im
partial tribunal. Indeed, altho early
opinion was against the La Follette
faction, fuller information has in
creased belief that its case was the
better one, and that the credentials
committee of the national convention
acted in an ex parte manner.
The first effect of the decision, im
plying as it does the presence of but
one set of Roosevelt electors on the of
ficial ballot, is to remove Wisconsin
from the list of doubtful states. As
to whether Governor La Follette's
chances of election have been improved
or lessened, is a matter of dispute.
Former New York Newspaper Man
Elected to House of Commons.
London, Oct. 8.—Harry Marks, con
servative, chief owner of the Financial
NVws, :i former New York newspaper
man, has been elecred to represent
the Isle of Thariot in the house of com
mons, succeeding the late James Low
Iowa Man Elected.
East St. Louis. 111.. Oct. S.—The in
ternational association uf wood, wir.i
and nieial lathers finished
tion today. William McSorley, of Phil
adelphia, was elected president: Maur
ice Canfield of Cedar Rapids, Iowa,
fourth vice president.
Special Trains for Three Days Have
Been Taking People to the Fair.
St. Louis, Mo., Oct. 8. "Chicago
day" was observed at the World's
Fair today by immense throngs of res
idents of that city, reinforced by
thousands, of St. Louisans. For three
days special and regular trains have
been bringing thousands of persons to
St. Louis from Chicago and no time
was lost today in reaching the World's
Fair grounds, where elaborate prepa
rations have been made to entertain
the visitors.
Special Bearing Remains of Postmaster
General Payne Reaches Milwaukee.
Milwaukee, Oct. S.—The special train
bearing the remains of Postmaster
General Payne arrived this afternoon,
several hours ahead of the scheduled
time. The body will be taken to the
city hall this evening and will lie in
state until noon Sunday when the final
obsequies wil be held.
Lawyer at Dubuque Thrust Thru By
a 2x4 Scantling Which Caught on the
Saw Points—He May Survive.
Special to Times-Republican.
Dubuque, Oct. 8.—While attempting
to put a strip of lumber 1x2 inches,
thru a rip saw, William Bunck, an
employe of the Carr Rider Adams Com
pany, was badly Injured. -f* strip
was caught by the teeth of the saw
and instead of going thru was forced
back into the man's groin. It was
forced in several inches, narrowly
missing the intestines. There is hope
for the man's recovery, but the escape
is considered miraculous.
Dog Flags a Train.
Delano, Pa. Oct. 8—While the Lehigh
Valley express was bowling along the
tracks toward Yatesville yesterday at a
speed of fifty miles an hour, the en
gineer, looking from the window of the
caboose, saw a red flag being waved on
the track some distance ahead. A sec
ond look showed the engineer that the
Hag was almost on the ground and was
waived as if by the hand of some one
reclining upon the ground.
"What the deuce is that?" exclaimed
the startled engineer to the fireman.
The train was brought to a stop And
the engineer ran forward.
On the track, a short distance ahead
of the locomotive, the engineer found a
small, curly haired dog, vigorously
waving the danger flag which he held
In his teeth. The engineer looked
about, but seeing that the tracks were
clear, he picked the dog up in his arms
and took him on the train to Yatesville.
Here it was found that the dog be
longed to Benard Dougherty, a track
walker, who for six years had always
been accompanied on his beat by the
dog. Doughtery died yesterday, and at
the usaul time his dog went to the rail
road shanty, took the red flag In his
teeth, and trotted down the track with
the danger signal as he had seen his
master do.
Strange Case at Iowa City.
Special to Times-Republican.
Iowa City, Oct. 8.—Mrs. Charles Le
pich has remained In a state of coma
since Monday. She aroused slightly
last night only to fall asleep again. The
best medical talent in the faculty of
the state university has been em
ployed, and so far have been unable to
determine the cause or the remedy of
the strange affection.
Minister Ransom Dies
Garysburg, N. C., Oct. 8.—Matthew
W. Ransom, formerly United States
senator and once an American minister
to Mexico, died suddenly at his home
in North Hampton county at 1 o'clock
this morning, aged 78.
Brown Will Not be President.
New York, Oct. 8.—At the offices of
the New York Central railway today
the report that Vice President W. C.
Brown was soon to succeed President
Newman was declared to be without
Nation Should limprove Highways.
[Congressman Bro\lrnlow in Collier's.]
Considering the country as a whole,
our roads are disgracefully and de
plorably bad. They are a bar to the
financial, social, educational and re
ligious progress of the agricultural
classes, which the affect directly, and
a source of loss to every other class
which they affect indirectly.
The first great step toward the cor
rect solution of the road problem is a
recognition of the fact that road im
provement Is not wholly a local ques
tion. The rural population has a
larger interest in good roads than any
other class, and it will doubtless al
ways be found willing to pay the larg
er part of the expenses. But the
condition of.the roads affects the pros
perity of the whole community. It is,
therefore, a proper subject for state
and national legislation.
A Flourishing Game.
[Chicago News.]
"As to the cause of education," said
the Montana man, "I am glad to say
that it is flourishing with us."
"Plenty of schools, eh?" was quer
"Well, cr.e every few miles or so, but
I was referring more to the schoolma
ams than the schools."
"In what
"Why, we ve had fourteen in our dis
trict in the last two years and every
one of 'em has got married and is liv
ing as happy as a clam. We are be
hind in some things, but when it comes
to the cause of education, we give a
schoolma'am her pick of a dozen can
lldtttes and if she can't find one to suit
Iter as a husband we know she ain up
-'.i ceography and 'rithmetic ajid let her
f.m r,
Suffrage Movement MakesLittle
Progress In the Iowa
Three Hundred Women are Expected
to Attend the Convention Which Will
be Held at Sheldon Subject of
Child Labor to be One Important
Topic of Discussion.
Special to Times-Republican.
Des Moines, Oct.
The will of the late James Callanan
has not yet been filed or njade public,
^he latest estimate of his wealth plac
es it at about $3,000,000, an^ one who
has long been very close to him states
his belief that he has given away about
J2.-0.000 in charities. It is regarded as
possible that he may have so arranged
matters that other portions of his es
tate will escape payment of the collat
eral inheritance tax, but if not, then the
State will get from $125,000 to $150,000
in the special tax provided in such cas
es. This is the sum anticipated now
by the state officials.
An interesting controversy is going
on here over whether or not it is right
for a church to accept money from a
saloonkeeper as a contribution. Ben
Pa-ker, the wealthy owner of many sa
loons and dealer in liquor, was asked
by ex-Chief Justice Cole to contribute
to a fund to raise a debt on the Sixth
Presbyterian church and he agreed to
pay $10. He sent the check to Rev.
Charles Lee Reynolds, the pastor, who
returned it. Then Judge Cole proceed
ed to collect the amount again and ap
ply 't on the church debt. Now every
body is discussing the ethics of the case
and opinion is divided as to whether
or not the money of men engaged in
any buf.'ness denounced by the church
shall te accepted.
jf A
the an­
nual gathering of the eiiual suffragists
of Iowa is called to order at Sheldon on
the 26th of the present month one of the
principal reports to be delivered will be
that of Miss Daisy Deighton, chairman
of the committee on legislation, relating
to the- attitude of the Thirteenth gen
eral assembly of Iowa toward the
scheme to allow women to vote in Iowa.
The report will not be very cheering,
for there has been no legislature for
many years so fully determined not to
be bothered with the question of aUo\v
ine women to vote as the last one. Keen
obpCTvers declared that tnere never
Wfig time when there was any chance
of getting the proposed amendment
,hru the
and there persons who would f^vor a
lowing the people to vote on the^pro
posal, but there was not in eithei bouse
one person who would come out and
become the avowed
of the
cause of the women. As a result th
equal suffrage proposition attracted
very little attention in the legislature
last vear. The report will rather indi
cate that there has been no progress
maiie in that direction in Iowa, for two
years ago and on several previous occa
sions the subject has been much urged
before the legislatures. It is expected
that about 300 women will attend the
convention at Sheldon. Mrs. M. J.
Coggcshall, of this City, a veteran
worker in women suffrage, is president
of Uie, state association. One subject
to be discussed at the meeting will be
that of child labor in Iowa, on a im
port by Mrs. Lona I. Robinson. There
8 at present much agitation in the
state on this subject and it is regarded
as certain there will be some legis
lation at the next session.
A la-w class of forty-two young men
were examined by the state examining
board this week and thirty-four of
them were granted certificates to en
gage in the practice of law. The pro
portion of those passing was large*
than usual. At the last previous exam
ination here some trouble arose over a
report that the students had obtained
surreptitiously a copy of the questions
to be asked, and that in the case of a
number of the students the examina
tions were unfair. A large numbet
were rejected, and some of the stu
dents felt that it was due to the unjust
suspicions aroused. This time no scan»
dal was suggested and the class went
thru nicely.
Assistant Attorney General Law
rence DeGrafE has returned from Ona~
wa, where he argued to Judge Wake
field the case of the state treasurer
against the executors of the estate of
Laura D. Whiting, involving about
$1,500 of tax due the state from collat
eral inheritances on money deposited
in banks in Onawa and Sioux City.The
deceased lived in another state and the
heirs claim the money was in fact in
other states. The ease involves much
that is entirely new in the application
of the collateral inheritance tax mat
ter, and Judge Wakefield will not de
liver an opinion until the opening or
his next term of court. No matter how
the decision goes the supreme court
will be called on to pass on the mat
The state of Towa has just filed for
for the first time Its new state ware
house where documents and old books
are to be kept. Already over 300,000 (»ld
documents have been placed in thw
building, and now the state official*
are engaged in the problem of provid
ing fyr disposal of the great majority
Of the old documents a reserve Ust wilt
be made, .Which -.will be hell
state and -be subject to delivery only
on an order from the state executive
council, while the ordinary document?
will be available for the heads of tl
departments. The new warehouse
fireproof, and for the first time in th*.
history of the state there will be sys
tematic effort made to have the docu
ments kept in some order.
There will be no election in Novem
ber of a successor to the late Repre
sentative Harris of Poweshiek county,
who died this week at his home In
Montezuma. His death came so near
the time for making up the lists of
candidates that it will be impossible
now, even should the election be or
dered, to comply with the law as to
Receipts When Closing Day
Prov6 to be $60,000.
Springfield, 111.. Oct. 8.—Yesterday
was the closing day of the Illinois state
fair and Springfield suspended busi
ness to "participate in the events. Ow
ing to the cold, raw weather, however,
there was little enthusiasm. The feat
ure of the day was the parade of prize
livestock, which was the greatest ever
seen here. The management last night
estimated the receipts of the fair at
about $60,000 which will about cover
the expenses.
Coach of Nebraska Team Would Not
Let His Men Play 35 Minute Halves
as They Were Not in Training.
Denver, Oct. 8.—The game of foot
ball scheduled at Boulder, Col., today
between teams from the State Univer
sities of Nebraska and Colorado, has
been called off because of a disagree
ment between the manager of the
Boulder team, and Coach Booth of the
Lincoln aggregation. Booth refused
to allow his men to play 35-minute
halves, which was insisted upon by
Boulder. Booth said he feared the
health of his men would be perma
nently injured in such a long struggle
since they have had but two weeks'
The Nebraska men arrived in Deli
ver yesterday and were to
to Bould­
er today. They will now return 'home.
Football Games Today.
Iowa vs. "Drake, at Drake stadium.
Capital Park vs. Marshalltown, at
Des Moines.
Cornell vs. Grinnell, at Grinnell.
Des Moines- ,e»llege vs. Coe, at Cedar
Ames vs. State Normal, at Ames.
Minnesota vs. North Dakota, at Min
Nebraska vs. Colorado, at Boulder.
Wisconsin vs. Marquette, at Madi
Pennsylvania vs. Lehigh, at Franklin
Tale vs. Pennsylvania State college,
at New Haven.
Princeton vs. Washington and Jef
ferson, at Princeton.
Harvard vs. Maine, at Cambridge.
Cornell vs. Hamilton, at Ithaca.
Columbia vs. Williamis, at New York.
Annapolis vs. "Va. M. I., at Annapolis.
Carlisle vs Bucknell, at William
Dickinson vs. West Point, at West
Michigan vs. Kalamazoo, at Ann Ar
Chicago vs. Purdue, at Chicago.
Defeats Marshalltown High School
Team 34 to 0 in Game at Des Moines
This Afternoon.
Special to Times-Republican.
Des Moines, Oct. 8.—On the league
base ball' grounds, which were ankle
deep in mud, with halves of thirty and
forty minutes, the Capital Park high
school beat Marshalltown, 34 to 0.
Capital Park scored 28 in the first half
after the first fifteen minutes of play.
The Grinnell News.
Special to Times-Republican.
Grinnell, Oct. 8. President D. F.
Bradley delivered an address before the
State Christian Endeavor convention
at Shenandoah last night. From that
place he goes to Ames for a Sunday
address, and returns to Grinnell on
Mrs. A. C. Campbell, of Union, was
taken from the south bound Iowa Cen
tral train yesterday morning on a cot,
and -carefully carried into the Gifford
house, to await the afternoon train to
Iowa City, where She was to go into
the hospital to undergo an operation
for appendicitis. She was accompanied
by her husband and her physician, Dr.
Mr. and Mrs. John Cessna returned
from the exposition at St. Louis yes
terday morning.
A game of football was played yes
terday afternoon at Athletic park by
the Oskaloosa and Grinnell high school
teams, resulting in a score of 45 to 0
in favor of Grinnell.
Work on the ditching and repairing
of the mains for the heating plant
goes on slowly. A few of the labor
ers did not join in the strike and new
laborers are gradually coming in. The
gang from Des Moines did not arrive
as expected yesterday, but this was no
serious disappointment to Manager
Cole, as he has to wait for the arrival
of more logs before the work can be
The family of D. W. Norris. Jr.. re
turned to their home in Marshalltown,
this morning, after a visit of a week
ait the home of D. W. Nonris in this
city. j. •&»**'{!
Pipe Organs and Seed Corn.
Mason City, Oct. 8.—The first plp&
organ was shipped from the factory
)cre: today after a great recital on it
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Sun rises Oct. 9, 6:05 sets, 5:30.
Iowa Partly cloudy tonight Sun
day, slightly cooler in the rorth to
night and in the central and east Sun
Illinois Partly cloudy tonight and
Sunday probably light local showers
in the north tonight slightly cooler in
the north Sunday.
South Dakota Partly cloudy to
night and Sunday cooler in the cen
tral and east tonight.
Telegraphio News:
Terrible and Fatal Auto Race.
Everything Comes LaFolletie's Way.
Woman's Suffrage Has Poor Show.
Montana Unions Join Democrats.
Democrats Have Hope for Rhode Is
Kuropatkin Sends Guns to Left,
Iowa News in Brief:
Cornell Explains the Joke
Perkins Would Succeed Cummfns.
Litigation Over Fair Store at Max
Hearse Called for Live Men.
Saloon Man Held for Robbery
Huggard Gets $27,500 Verdict.
Large Class of Preachers Ordained.
The Department Cure.'1"*
Church Consolidation. A **,
Wisconsin Seems to be Safe.
Topics and Iowa Opinions. ,^s 5
Looker-On in Iowa.
last night. It was built in a month.
Mason City will hold a corn judging
contest for northern Iowa in a few
weeks, looking to the impro'/etnent of
seed and the education of farmers in
corn growing. Professor Holden will
be in charge. :z''
Crew of Gunboat Vixen Lose Lives at
Pensacola, Fla.
Pensacola, Fla., Oct. 8.—Five jjiem
bers of the crew of the gunboat Vixen
were drowned in the bay today by the
capsizing of a sailboat in which they
were returning from Pensacola to the
navy yard. The dead
Otto Brunz.
Richard Lewis.
H. D. Hartly.
W. G. Foster.
H. D. Hartlly.
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City News: .'A,
Allison Can Not Come.
Another Fairbanks Meeting Held.
Clinton May Join League.
Louis to Clarion Hospital. *,
Falls From Scaffold. W
Dr. Roberts Injured.
Program for Archbishop.
Friday "Marshalltown Day."
Local Comment.
The City Field.
Iowa and Commercial:
Sports of the Week.
Bryan Predicts Roosevelt's Success.
Illustrated Features of Interest.'
Indiana Bank Robbed of $510,000.
Great Improvement to Business.
Hog Market Declines.
Chicago Board of Trade Holiday.
Financial News.
Lady Curzon Improving.
Walmer Castle, End., Oct. 8.—Ac
cording to the report given out at 10
o'clock this morning Lady Curzoji was
slightly better.
Postage Stamps.
"Wy sir," said the man in charge of
the1 stamp division at Washington a
few days ago, "we count in millions and
billions here. We can tell without dif
ficulty whether the country is prosper
ous or floundering in the slough of
edversity. In fact the order sheet for
stamps is an accurate barometer of
industrial conditions in trie United
States. As a political argument noth
ing better oan be advanced than the
unusually heavy demand for stamps
during the last four years. The calls
upon us necessitate constant activity.
The sales of stamps has jumped with
leaps and bounds since 1900. In that
year we shipped 3,958,000,000 in 1901,
4,270,000,000 in 1902, 5,135,:)30,000*, and
in the present year we hope to pass the
6,000,000,000 mark.
"Our best month is January.' Bus
iness picks up in December as a re
sult of the holiday season, but we
reach the flood in January. August is
the slaick fnonthi, artd February is
counted among the dull periods. The
demand in the first twenty days of
every quarter is unusually heavy, and
at such times our daily shipments foot
up millions.
"The task of printing and distribut
ing the little certificate that appears
on the letters in the United States
mails is a tremndous one. Great skill
is required in every iranch of the work.
The best plate printers that can be ob
tained in this county are employed,
and the women who examine and
count the stamps are among the most
expert of the small army employed in
the bure»u of engraving and print
'The government has been printing
its own postage stamps since 1894.
Previous to that year the work was
done under contract. Under the pres
ent system the bureau of engraving
and printing must compete for the
work with private companies. Lasfr
year the competition was lively and the
bureau won on a small margin.
The insular possessions: are begin
ning to draw upon the government for
large shipments of stampss. The Phil
ippines take 6.000,000 a year and the
Hawaii and Porto Rico each,,3.500,000
a year.
Formerly postage statnps wer* sim
ple in design. The seri«s authorized
last year are more elaborate than any
ever before issued by the government
They are more ornate arid carry the
year of birth and death of the subject.
This gives them an educational value
which they did not possess in former
More complete than in any
other one daily newspaper is
a special service with the T.-R.
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NO. 236
Montana Labor Unions Endorse
Parker and Davis Giving
Taggart Hope
Governor Garvin Tells Judge Parker
That There Is a Fighting Chance
For Democrats in His State—Fair*
banks Talks to the Laboring Men in
New York, Oct. 8.—Chairman Tag
gart received a dispatch from Montana
today stating that the labor organiza-'
tions of the state had endorsed the
Parker and Davis electoral tickev
which Taggart says, means the elec
toral vote of Montana for the. demo
cratic ticket.
Governor Garvin Fills Judge Parker
Up With Hope For That State.
Esopus, Oct. 8.—Governor Garvin, ot
Rhode Island, spent the morning nfith
Judge Parker in a discussion of politi
cal affairs in his state. He gave the
presidential candidate an exhaustive re
port of what was being done in the
campaign. He placed Rhode Island in
the doubtful column and said the demo
crats had a good fighting chance of car
rying it for Parker and Davis.
Talks, Prosperity and Protection to
Laboring Men at Rook Springs.
Rock Springs, Wyo., Oct. 8.—-Senator
Fairbanks commenced his day's work
in Wyoming with a speech at this
place.He was greeted by a large crowd.
The vice presidential candidate's re
marks were directed almost entirely to
the working class, this being an im
portant coal mining center. He pre*
scented the advantages of a protective
tariff, cited conditions of 1893 and sub
sequent years to show that under
democratic administration the people
have not the assurance of -work that
they have under republican rule. HI*
reference to Roosevelt's reslcbence -a»
the west elicited vigorous applausk
Five' Candidates Will Contest for
Fairbanks' Vacant Seat—Landis on ••=.
Election Results.
Indianapolis, Oct. 8.—Now that it is
assurred by the republican leaders
that Indiana Is safe for Roosevelt by
15,000, the question of the succession to
the United States senatorship which
will be left vacant by Fairbanks, is
attracting attention. Most people know J*
by this time that if Fairbanks is elected
his seat will be contested for openly
by Governor Durbin, Harry S. New,
the national committeeman from In
diana, and Representatives Hemenway,
Crumpackeri and Landis. They do say(
that Senator Fairbanks has—not in so
many "words, because he seldom does
things in so many--words—but that he
has, just the same, promised his sen.
atorial toga to Hemenway. The outside
candidates are naturally inclined to
resent this. They believe that Pair
banks and the state machine should
keep out of the senatorial fight entirely.
The closest frfends of the vice presi
dential candidate say that he has ex-
no preference as to his suoces-
SOT, leaving the field free to everybody,
as he did when Beveridge was a candi
date, and was finally elected, whereas.
if Fairbanks had said the word, he
could probably have dictated the choice
of J. Frank Hanly, the present candi
date for governor, who "was his PP*-
sonal friend.
The mere existence of a rumor that
the republican machine is being ma
nipulated for the benflt of Hemenway
has a tendency to consolidate the op
position to him, and it would not be
surprising after election to see Gov.
Durbin leading the field in
ed attack -which might put the
man of the appropriations committee
down and out, so far as anything ex
cept his own district is concerned.
In a recent interview Congressman
speaking of probable election
results said: I
"People may think me a crazy
dreamer," said Landis as sat in
retired corner of the club library, ,v
"but I believe that Roosevelt will carry
Indiana by from 40,000 to 60,000 ma«
"I have been all over the state, have
speeches out in the smaller ,V.
places, and I have come to the conclus
ion that President Roosevelt's strength
in the country districts has been vastly
underestimated and that Parker wilt
be buried at the November elections.
I believe that the same conditions
which are found in Indiana exist else
where, and therefore I believe Roose
velt will carry New York state, nil
matter how great the alleged disaffec
tion with the republican state m»«
Cleveland as a Fisherman.
[New York Press.]
Ex-President Cleveland is a good
fisherman. His excellent standing in
the fraternity of anglers is due less to
his skill than to the cultivation of hiS
faculty of credence. He listens in pa
tience to every fish story that comes
along and believes it absolutely, provld
ed it is not backed up by unworthy wit
nesses. Only the fisherman of ill-re
pute calls for witnesses. "Ain't that so,
Bill, George, Jim and John?" saws the
professional prevaricator, weak in his
own faith and responsibility. The truth
ful man states the case and rests with- ...
out appeal. To tell a fishing story at
second hand is always dangerous and
should be avoided by all honorable f«l»
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