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%f People Think Ten-cent Magazine li
Cheap and It Is, But Two Days'
..Issues of the Times-Republican
Contain More Reading Matter For"'
Approximately Three Cents—This
Is a Real Bargain Day.
London Officials Find Coffin to
Contain the Remains of
Aged Man
The Exhumation Also Seems to Effec
tively Prove That the Body Buried
in 1864 Was Actually That of T. C.
Druce—Case Has Been of Unusual
London, Pec. 30—The body of Thom-
•ii as Charles Druce, in Highgate ceme-
tery, was exhumed this morning, jus.
ggB forty-three* years to the day after its
,P- burial. The coffin was found to con
tain the remains of an aged, bearded
frytfa& thvB exploding the romantic tale
told by Robert C. Caldwell and others
Who swore at the recent trial of the
perjury case that it contained a roll
of lead. The plate on the coffin bore
the name, "Thomas Charles Druce."
..According to an official statement giv
en out by representatives of the home
office and others who were officially
present, the exhumation not only defin
itely disposes of the lead myth, but
.seems to effectively prove that the
body buried in 1864 was actually that
of T. C. Druce.
Remarkable Scene at Cemetery.
The scene at Highgate cemetery this
morning, when the vault was opened,
was remarkable. Constables seemed to
spring from everywhere and all en
trances to the cemetery were sur
rounded by cordons of police. Only
those persons \Vho had passes from the
home office were admitted to the
grounds.' George Hollamby Druce, who
claims to be the rightful heir to the
Portland dukedome' and to its vast es
'tate, tried twice to gpt into the ceme
tery, but was met with stern refusal.
Operations began at daybreak, with
the/retnoyal of the topmost coffins of
the vault containing the bodies of the
wife" And son Of T. C. Druce. It was
nearly half-past eleven before the cof-.
finv, the contents pf which have aroused
th'e curiosity of the whole world, was
brought up ready for opening. The
toip was quickly unscrewed, and the
inner casing of lead was cut open.
There Was .no need for the dictum of
an eminent surgeon, appointed by the
home office, to carry out the exhuma
\to assure all present that human
.remains lay in the coffin.
The Vault Gives Up Secret.
ipjjg Druce vault has thus given up
its secret after ten year's legal pro
ceedings! which have cost, all told, a
considerable fortune. A large part of
this money was obtained from servant
girls and other workers who were in
duced to buy shares In the company
formed to prosecute the claims of
George Hollamby Druce against the
estate of the duke of Portland. The
Charge of perjury against Herbert
I)ruce is effectively disposed of.
Claims. Vast Estate,
HerbertDruee, the defendant in the
'f now ^anious' case, is charged with
coinmitting' perjury by swearing that
his father Thomas Charles Druce, of
'iEfete Baker stree Bazaar, died, Dec. 28,
'. 18$4, .^.nd that he saw the dead body
placed in a coffin and buried in High
gate cemetery. His nephew, George
.^Sollaimb^ Drioe, declared that this
must be untrue, because: T. C. Druce
was in fact the fifth duke of Portland,
"sr'wiiQ Jived Until 1879. That being so,
..- Geoi*ge Hollamby Druce claims that
he himself, being the senior descend
ant in the male line, is now the rjght
ful^helr of the Portland dukedom, and
to fcertain rich estates, the income of
which is placed at $1,500,000 a year,
noyr 'held by Lord-Howard de Walden.
The opening of the grave, however,
will not give ^conclusive proof of the
claim of George. Hollamby Druce.
The fifth Duke of Portland and a
man known as Thomas C. Druce, have
1 ibeen declared to be one and the same
person by a dozen witnesses, and par
ticularly by Robert C. Caldwell, -of
'New York, who testified at length and
in detail to this effect during the pres
ent trial. Caldwell left London for
New York the middle of December.
Upon his arrival he was arrested at
the request of the British authorities
on a charge of perjury. He is now
ill at his home on Staten Island.
Should he be brought to trial, the
evid^pce obtained from opening the
coffin yill do much to convict him.
United States' Display of Good Will
Paved the Way, Says Germany.
Bremen, Dec. 30.—The chamber of
commerce of Bremen, in its annual re
port just issued, declares that the com
mercial arrangement between the Un
ited States and Germany, which went
Jnto operation July 1, and in which the
United States displayed the greatest
good will toward the idea of closer
'trade relations with the fatherland,
has paved the way for a definite com
-y' mercial treaty between the two coun
tries, pis
Midshipmen Whose "Exam." Papers
^-Burned, Scattered All Over World.
'Washington, Dec. 30.—The fire at
Annapolis on the 22d Inst., is going to
I* prove a serious matter for the whole
class of senior midshipmen, who ar^
-just rounding out their second term of
•ea service, expecting to receive their
imissioners and ensigns. The navy
.......... .. .,...
fire was in the quarters of one of the
examining officers, and destroyed the
linal examination papers of the mid
shipmen, before they could be marked.
Consequently the boys must lie re-ex
amined, as they are scattered all over
the world on warships. This will take
some time.
Pacific West Bound Passenger Wrecked
and Several Killed.
Sacramento, Dec. 80.—The west
bound Pacitic passenger train left the
track at Floristan this afternoon, rolled
down an embankment and into the
Truckee river. Several trainmen and
passengers were killed, but the number
is not known.
None Except Members of the Family
and Reporters to Be Allowed in
Court Room During Thaw's Second
Trial, Which Begins Next Monday.
New York, Dec. 30.—All women ex
cept the members of Thaw's family
and women reporters will be excluded
from the court room during the second
trial of Harry K. Thaw, under an or
der issued by Justice Dowling today.
Thaw's trial will begin next Monday.
The reason given for the order is that
the seating capacity of
court room
has been greatly reduced since the first
trial, and will now accommodate only
about 15 spectators. Justice Dowling
is said also to be determined to pre
vent the recurrence of the annoyance
caused at the last trial by women
moved by morbid curiosity, who made
use of every means at their command
to secure admission to a court room
already overcrowded.
Nearly Fifty-seven Million Gold
Available on London Market.
London, Dec. 30. There was no
Competition for gold with nearly $57,
000,000 available on the market today,
It was all secured by the Bank of En
gland at a reduction of half a penny.
This tends to confirm the hope that
American demands for the metal are
practioally satisfied, ancl discount
rates are easier in consequence.
Roses Bloom at Dover, Del., and Dan
delions Flourish at York, Pa.
Dover, Del., Dec. 30.—Roses are In
bloom out of doors at the Pennsylvan
ia Railroad company's flower garden in
.this place. A succession of mild days
and the springlike Christmas week
hurried the beds.
Dandelions Are Early.
Tork, Pa., Dec.
weather here the past week has caused
numerous dandelions to creep up and
bloom in the fields and yards.
Legislature of Nevada Will Be Called
Into Extra Session by Proclamation
Which Governor Sparks is Now Pre
"Washington, Dec. ,10.—Governor
Sparks of Nevada, today wired Pres
ident Roosevelt that he is preparing
a proclamation calling the legislature
of Nevada into extra session. Accord
ing to the president's last communi
cation to the governor, the troops will
now be ordered to remain at Gold
field for a period of three weeks.
Two Companies Sufficient.
Goldfield Nev., Dec. 30.—Acting on
the suggestion of prominent citizens,
Captain Cox, who is representing Gov
ernor Sparks here, advised the gover
nor today that two full companies of
federal troops would be ample for the
situation, and advised that he excuse
the remainder now here from further
service in Nevada,
Debarred by Premier From Place in
Upper House With Ex-Viceroys.
London, Dec. 30.—Lord Curzon has
accepted the invitation to seek elec
tion to the vacancy among the Irish
representative peers caused by the
death of Lord Kilmaine. The voting
occurs on Jan. 20. In a letter ad
dressed to 175 Irish peers who have
the power of election Lord Curzon
sttaes that he is debarred at present
from entering the house of lords "by
the refusal of the premier to allow
me to take my place with all other ex
viceroys of India upon those benches."
Thieves Take Valuables From Pack
ages, But Leave Checks and Drafts,
Near Waco, Texas.
Waco, Tex., Dec. 30.—Officers have
just disclosed the fact that a bundle
of letters, registered packages, etc.,
was stolen from1 the mail truck at
Temple, Tex., Saturday night, taken to
a thicket near here and opened. About
$15,000 worth of checks, money orders
and drafts were found in the pile
where the letters had been torn open
but all the registered packages and
money in the letters had been taken.
Aoki Bids Officials Farewell.'
Washington. Dec. 30.—Ambassador
Aoki called at the state department
today to say farewell to Secretary
Root prior to his departure for Japan.
Sister of Emperor William
Brought. Into Case As One
Who Revealed Information
Not on Good Terms With Emperor
and i^dvisers and Sought Revenge—
Succeeds in Ruining Reputation of
Prince Zuenenburg and Others—Sen
sation in the Libel Suit of Moltke.
Berlin, Dec. 30.—The name of the
Princes Charlotte Von Saxe-Melnin
gen, eldest sister of Emperor illiam,
was brought into the Harden Von
Moltke libel case today as the person
who had supplied Maximilien Harden
with information concerning the Zu
eulenburg "group," and the near per
son of the emperor upon which Hard
en based his campaign against the so
called Camarilla.
Harden had two meetings with the
princess, seemingly at her request.
Professor Schweninger, who was pres
ent at these interviews, gave a brief
account of them in a' deposition. Gen
eral Count Wilhehn Von Hohenau was
mentioned at these meetings, but no
reference was made to Count Kuno
Von Moltke.
Princess Charlotte and the emperor
have been on cool terms for several
years. The late Prince Bernhard,
husband of the princess, was long op
posed to the influence of Prince
Philip Zueulenburg at court. It is
apparent the princess did not forget
this feud and that she has been in
strumental in ruining Zueulenburg's
reputation and his consequent loss of
favor with the emperor.
Illinois Miners Will Wage Political
War on Him, Says President.
Springfield, Dec. 30.—That the Un'
National Commercial Teachers' Feder
ation and .Affiliated Bodies in Ses
Pittsburg, Dec. 30.—Oratory marked
today's deliberations of the convention
bf the National Commercial Teachers'
Federation and its affiliated bodies. The
National Business Teachers' Associa
tion heard an address by Earl L. Vir
den, of Chicago Carl C. Marshall, of
Cedar Rapids, Iowa. A. N. Palmer, of
Cedar Rapids, Iowa, spoke before the
National Penmanship Teachers' Asso
Striking New York Apartment House
Tenants Obtain Initial Victory.
New York, Dec. 30.—The leaders
among the east side tenants, who are
agitating for a reduction in rents, an
nounced today that the landlord's of
two apartment houses have accepted
a reduction of $1 to $1.50 per month.
Jacob Frank, one of the leaders of the
striking tenants, said today that in
vestigation shows 75,000 workers are
idle, below Fourteenth street.
"Next Friends" Will Now Attack Pro
posed $1,000,000 Fund.
Boston, Mass., Dec. 30.—There Is to
be no delay In reopening the litigation
over the property and mental compe
tency of Mrs. Mary Baker G. Eddy,
leader of the Christian Science church.
Two suits are to be instituted by "next
friends" in New Hampshire. An in
junction will be sought restraining her
proposed $1,000,000 gift to endow a
Christian Science educational institu
Test Case on Sunday Closing to
Taken to Supreme Court.
Omaha, Dec. 30. The Douglass
county district court today upheld the
Omaha blue laws as being entirely
constitutional, and in the future the
Sunday closing law will be enforced
strictly. The case came to the court
on appeal from the city courts, which
imposed a fine on a barber, as a test
case. The case will be taken to the
supreme court. In the meantime com
plaints have been filed against more
than 500 by the officials for working
on Sunday.
Kansas City. Fight for Closed Play
houses Believed to Be Won.
Kansas City, Dec. 30.—That Judge
Wallace has practically won his fight
for the abolishment of Sunday thea
ters was made evident yesterday by
the closing of the Grand Opera House,
controlled by A. .Tudah, president of
the Theatrical Managers' Association.
Five theaters gave performances Sun
day. The persons who took part, to-
-i. -r?'
Verse in Bible Lost to World for Thir
teen Centuries Giver* to the Public
Professor Henry A. Sanders, of the
University of Michigan, in addressing
the members of the archaeological In
stitute, now in session here.
The fragment is a part of an' Old
Bible dating back to the Moslem con
quest of Egypt, and on its face is so
authentic as to disarm hostile crltir
which are made impure by the (evil)
spirits to comprehend the truth of
God and his power. For this reason
'Reveal they righteousness now,' they
said to Christ, and Christ said to
them, 'The limit of the year's power
of satan has been fulfilled, but other
terrible things are at hand and I was
delivered unto death on behalf of those
who sinhed in order that they may re
turn to the truuli and sin no more, to
the end that they may inherit the
spiritual indestructible glory of right
eousness, which is heaven."
In discussing the new verse, Profes
sor Sanders said:
"This newly discovered paragraph
was known to St. Jerome-and the
few lines of it are cited in Latin trans­
ited Mine Workers of Illinois are in- lations. It has long been claimed that
tend ,ng to center their political war on
Speaker Cannon and Speaker Edward
Shurtleff of tlje Illinois house is evi
denced in a signed statement given out
Saturday by J. H. Walker, president
of the Illinois organization and a resi
dent of Cannon's own district. The
statement refers to deaths in- mine ac
cidents and lack of remedial legisla
Mark 16, 8-20, was an addition to the
gospel, borrowed from some other un
known gospel near the end of the sec
ond century. This new manuscript
probably preserits,/the original form of
that, part of the lost gospel, which,
mutilated, was added to Mark. The
reason for the omission is quite appar
rent. as the new verse contains the
statement that the destruction of sin
in the world is near at hand. This
idea is found in the Epistles of Peter
and Paul, but the Four Gospels do not
have it, and it is avoided by the later
church writers."
Robbed, Murdered and Station Burned
Over His Head at Clarington, O.
B. & O. Railroad Loses Large Sum
of Money by the Crime.
-Clarington, O., Dec. 30.—Edward
Hutchinson, the Baltimore & Ohio
railroad station agent here, was robbed
and murdered at an early hour today,
and the station burned over his head.
While the rai road officials will not
talk about his case, it is said that
the murderers got away with a large
sum of money. The burglars bound
and gagged Hutchinson, taking his
watch and money, then ransacked the
station. A theory is advanced to pos
sibly explain the cold-blooded murder
of the agent, that the burglars recog
nized him and were recognized in turn.
Hutchinson had worked for the road
a number of years and came here
three months ago from Newark, O.
The burglars evidently decided to
burn Hitchinson as he lay hound, in
order to conceal theft* identity.
Rev. Cooke and Young Heiress for
Whom He Deserted His Wife, Lo
cated in San Francisco, in Poor Cir
cumstances—Search Has Been Made
All Over the Country.
San Francisco, Cal., Dec. 30.—The
Call today publishes an interview with
Rev. Jere Knode Cooke, formerly pas
tor of St. George's church, Hempstead,
L. I., who. it is alleged, left his wife
some eight months ago, eloping with
a 17-year-old heiress named Floretta
Whaley. The pair have been located,
it is said, in a flat in Green street,
of this city, while a search has been
going on for them all over the country.
A child has been born to them during
the interval. The rector is working as
a painter and decorator, and when not
occupied in that line, is doing the
hardest kind cf manual labor for the
support of himself, companion and
Inquiry this morning at the flat oc
cupied by Coove and Miss Whale re
vealed the fact that the couple had
fied with their child.
& 7-
I gether with the managers and house
employes, will be indicted during the
week. Saturday the present prand
jury will so out cf existence, but Judge
Wallace has announced that another
grand Jury will be immediately em
paneled and the crusade continued.
With every theater under a load of in
dictments and bonds running toward
the prohibitive figure, it is believed the
theaters will accept Judge Wallace's
proposition of a stay of execution on
all indictments, providing there are
no more Sunday performances until
the supreme court shall pass upon a
test case.
Chicago, Dec. 30.—The Daily News
"A new saying of Christ, lost to the
world for thirteen centuries and
found in Egypt, was given to the
world for the first time today by Special to Times-Republican.
State Tolitics Hopelessly Inter
woven With Commission Elec
tion in Des Moines,
Financial and Corporate Interests Op-
cism. The long lost fragment belongs al lines are being forced in so deterin
in the sixteenth chapter of the Gospel inedly that it is a matter of vital in
of St. Mark and follows the fourteenth
verse. It relates to the story of
Christ's appearance following his
death, to eleven of his apostles in
Jerusalem, and contains the state
ment that the destruction of sin in
the 'world is near at hand. With the
new verse the Bible reads thus:
Mark 16-14: "And they answered
saying that this age of unrighteousness
saying that this age or unrighteousness I
and unbelief is under the power of!
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paign Tactics Coming to Light—Oth
er State News.
satan and does not permit the things thru the back alleys to pull political.
Des Moines, Dec. 30.—The cam
paign in this city for the election of
a mayor and four commissioners un
der the new commission plan of gov
ernment is "tied up," almost hopeless- election
ly, with the factional politics of the
republican party of the state. The
connection is so close and the faction-
known to be the least friendly to Gov
ernor A. B. Cummins.
To get at the root of the matter it
is only necessary to refer to a little
history that has recently been en
acted. A committee of fifteen of the
men who worked to get the commis
sion plan adopted in the first Instance,
rnet recently to prepare a slate. There
was an effort made to got a slate that
the three newspapers would support.
It was argued that if the three news
papers of Des Moines would support
the ticket it would be elected In spite
of all opposition. Then the commit
I tee came together. Homer Miller of
the Des Moines Savings bank was
mado the chairman of the committee,
A representative of each of the news
papers was there in attendance. Ho
mer Miller was empowered to ap
point a committee of five that should
suggest a slate of five men for mayor
and commissioners. This slate must
have the endorsement of the three
To get a little back of this, James
G. Berryhill is a heavy stockholder In
the Des Moines Savings bank. Berry
hill is responsible for Homer Miller
holding the position he does in the
bank. Berryhill is politically opposed
to Governor Cummins. He is a Hull
man. The Des Moines Savings bank
has been the depository bank for the
street railway, the gas company, the
electric light company, the water
works company and the Iowa Tele
phone company. About that bank cen
ter ail the corporation Influences of the
city of Des Moines, and it has the
funds of all the public service cor
porations in the city of Des Moines,
that are of large size, except one, the
Mutual Telephone company. Along
with the determination on the part of
Berryhill and Lafe Young to fight ev
ery "Cummins man
commissioner Is the determination of
the public service corporations to kill
every man who is not friendly to the
corporations. One of the first men to
•be killed off was J. W. Hill, who was
suggested as a candidate for mayor.
Hill was president of the Mutual Tel
ephone company, the rival of the Iowa,
and is a heavy stockholder in the Mu
tual. The Iowa Telephone eompany
is the "trust" company that operates
nearly everywhere in the state. The
Mutual is a local company owned by
Des Moines' capitalists. Hill was
killed off on behalf of the Iowa Tele
phone company whioh wishes to run
the Mutual out of business. Ostens
ibly at the meeting some one suggest
ed that Hill at some time or other in
the dim and distant past had said
something derogatory to the American
flag and the committee jumped at that
excuse for not running him for mayor.
As a matter of fact Hill was a can
didate for mayor at one time and this
alleged statement derogatory to the
American flag was never discovered
during that campaign.
Anothed good man suggested for the
position of commissioner is Ed. D.
Brigham, state labor commissioner.
Brigham is an honest and capable man
buthis name doesn't meet with favor
by the slate makers. Several other
good Cummins men have been suggest
ed, but their names would not meet
with favor. They were all Cummins
men.' A number of standpatters, men
of the Lafe Young type, have been
suggested. They have all met with ap
On the committee of five named by
Homer Miller to name the slate are
five Cummins men: J. G. Olmsted,
I. M. Earie. B. S. Walker, John
Cownie, and George N. Van Evera. The
naming of five Cummins men who
should select the five candidates
for the slate looked as tho the thing
was to be fair to Cummins. It only
looked so. The five men who were ap
pointed to select the slate are all men
who have been prominently men-
.*c ".
A it
tioned for the
ins Judge
are loud Protests that the cgmmis- that there should be no slate, that the
sion of five men must be non-faction- plan of government provided for a pti
al and non-political, but a coterie of mary selection. Berryhill^ and Miller
a half dozen politicians stand with said that they would do very well an
their axes ready to cut the head off other time, but for this, the first timej
any man who is suggested for mayor they wished to have the matter all in
or commissioner who has ever been their hanOs to insure the selection of
ne is
terest to the party and the state
Just as in state affairs, one faction
ires, 30 it is doing in this city. There
sioner, an! soir ty them are most
likely to be can ^es. Of course, on
a committee tc no a slate it would
not be modest for ihem to name them
selves. Besides, if they named a Cum
mins man, or a man not friendly to the
corporations, the slate must first be
approved by the three newspapers and
Lafe Young, Sr., was to act as censor
for the Des Moines Capital.
The scheme has all been nicely laid.
The scheme makers are now waiting
impatiently for it to hatch. It is im
possible to pick five men in the city of
Des Moines competent and capable to
lill tlie positions of mayor and com
missioner who are not either Cum
mins or anti-Cummins. Governor
Cummins has not interested himself in
the campaign for the election of com
missioners. Cummins' friends have,
however, approved the suggestion of
certain standpatters and anti-Cum
in ins men for commissioners. They
posed to Governor Laying Plans to would accept James G. Berryhill him
Elect Members of New Board—Cam­
self for ona of the commissioners, In
spile of the fact thai Berryhill's in
terests arc tied up with the corpora
of the republican party, ever protest- scratcher ticket two years ago. Aid
ing that it is for "harmony," "liar- «™an Waterbury was called into the
meeting of the committee and was
mony, "harmony, crying it from the
Qne of {he f)fteen- It did not
street corners and the housetops, fig- iong to see the handwriting on the
uratively, but more accurately from wall. He got out of the meeting as
columns of its newsspapers, slips pnndidiev for mavor. It
when Lafe Young and Berryhill and
their standpat friends in Des Moines
insist on raining one mayor and four
commissioners, all of them to be pro
corporatiori and anti-Cummins, under
the pretense that it is in the interests
of "harmony" and
itics, the Cummins men will object. In
the progress of the campaign for the
of commissioners in De»
Moines, it may be expected that fac
tional politics, the line-up of the
standpatters and the Cummins men
will play an important factor.
Incidentally, as an indication of the
trend of affairs, reference is made to
Alderman Eugene Waterbury. Alder
man Waterbury was a rough rider and
is a friend of President Roosevelt. He
as ^alderman on the
take him
nnsslhle and has now an-
wag suggested in th'e
committee meet-
parsons, a democrat,
live good men.
Distant Earth Shocks of Considerable
Severity Registered on Weather
Bureau Instruments.
Washington, Dec. 30.—A very heavy
earthquake was recorded oo the in
struments at the coast and geodetic
survey observatory at Cheltenham,
Md., this morning. It commenced at
thirty-two minutes and forty seconds
past midnight and lasted two hours.
The maximum displacem'ent was 64
millimeters. The weather bureau to
day issued the following bulletin:
"A distant earthquake of consider
able intensity was recorded by the
seismographs at the weather bureau,
commencing at 12:33 a. m., and lasted
for over an hour. The first prelimin
ary tremors continued for four min?
utes, and fifty-five seconds. The
strongest motion occurred at 12:45 a.
m., at which time the actual move
ment of tie ground at Washington was
about fiv€t millimeters."
Davenport Man Hit by Elevator Whila
Vi&iting a New Building.
Special to
feurlington, Dec. 30.—Jos J. Slater
was fatally injured by a falling eleva
tor at the new Chittenden and East-
suggested for an concrete building today. He had
dropped around to see one of the
workmen and the elevator fell as he
passed under it.
Operations Resumed by Boot and Shoe
Manufacturers of Manchester, N. H.
—Steel Employes Back to Work.-
Manchester, N. H., Dec. 30.—The fac
tories of the F. M. Hoyt Company,
manufacturers of boots and shoes, in
east Manchester, which have been
closed down for several weeks, resumed
operations today. Almost 750 hands
are at work today.
Steel Employes Rejoice.
Pottsville, Pa., Dec. 30.—More than
1,000 men were made happy today
with work resumed at the plant of the
Eastern Steel Company here. The
managers say the plant will run five
days a week.
Started in Restaurant and Threatened
Big Loss for a Time.
Special ta Times-Reputlican.
Mason City, Dec. 30—Fire this morn
ing completely destroyed the W. J.
Doran restaurant on State street, and
for some time threatened to take most
of the business section of the city, as a
fierce northwest gale was blowing and
was favorable for the spread of the
(ir^. The loss would have been incal
culable had the wind not gone down.
The loss on the restaurant is $1,200.
Moves of Roosevelt Party.
Charlottesville. Va.. Dec. 30.—Presi
dent llotsevelt and party will leave
North Garden at 5:30 this afternoon
for Washington on a special tram.
The Weather.
Sun rises December 31 at 7:27 sets
at 4:51.
Iowa—Fair tonight and Tuesday.
Colder in the extreme east tonight,
warmer in the west Tuesday.
Illinois—Generally fair tonight and
Tuesday, cooler tonight.
South Dakota—Fair tonight and
Tuesday, slowly rising temperature.
Missouri—Fair tonight and Tues
day, slightly cooler tonight.
Telegraphic News:
Druce Coffin Contains'\Body.
Claimants of Estate Defeated.
Royalty Involved in Harden Scandal.
Entombed Miner a Raving Maniac.
Factionism in City Campaign.
Big Factories Reopen.
Agent Killed and Robbed.
Pastor Cooke Reaping the Whirl
Distant Quake Recorded.
Troojjs to Remain at Goldfield.
Iowa Newai
Has Some One Been Flimflammed?
Sunday's Work Counts.
To Sell Bonds at Horn*.
Iowa Has Birthday.
Knights of the Grip.
What Does It Mean?
The Kulp Verdict.
Business and Business Prospects.
Topics of the Times.
Iowa Opinions and Notes.,
County News:
Johnson a Strong Factor.
Oddity in the News.
Storv, His Courtship.
City N«wa
Colleee People Wrill Banquet.
County S. U. I. Club Will Be Formed
Superintendent Rlggs to Make
Will Attend "Spellin' Bee."
Foot Ball Team Banqueted.
How Marshalltown Became County
First Touch of Winter.
The City Field.
Market* and Generali
Wheat Market Erratic.
Corn Active and Strong.
Cattle and Hogs 10 to 15 Cedts
Everythihg Overdone, Says Clews.
All Demurrers Sustained in Coal
Land Fraud Cases at Denver.
Denver, Dec. 30.—Judge Lewis of the
federal court, today quashed all in
dictments and sustained all demurrers
in the ioal land fraud cases, thereby
releasing about fifty prominent de
fendants from prosecution.
Taft Says Self Government of Islands
Is Not Possible for One and Per
haps Two Generations.
Boston, Dec. 30.—.Secretary of War
Taft made bi3 first public utterance
since his world-circling tour, here to
day. Altho coming to Boston prin
cipally as the guest of the Merchants'
association, Taft consented to meet
many persons In other walks of life,
and a program, which included a brief
address to the leading ministers at the
regular Monday morning gathering of
Congregational divines, a luncheon
with Governor Guild, and reception
by the Jews at the Elysium club in the
afternoon, has been arranged.
In his address before the ministers
Taft touched at length on the progress
made in the Philippines, educational
ly and. sanitarily, all of which he said
tended toward ultimate self govern
ment. He spent considerable time in
refuting the arguments of so-called
anti-imperialists, a majority of whose
advocates, he seemed to think, belong
ed in Boston. He said that with only
~7 per cent of the Inhabitants of the
Philippines sufficiently educated to un
derstand self government, It would be
dangerous to give the islands over at
this time. He placed ultimate self
government not earlier than a genera
tion, or perhaps two of them.
Taft was warmly greeted by the au
dience. Several leading divines who
sipoke briefly referred to his political
future, and expressed the hope that he
might become president.
Man Wanted By Federal Authorities
for Crime in Iowa, Kills Himself
When Arrested at Sioux Falls.
Sioux Falls, S. D., Dec. 28.—Immed
iately following his arrest on a charge
of violating the postal regulations, af
ter being a fugitive from the United'
States authorities of the southern dis
trict of Iowa since last February, Dr.
C. C. J. Wacliendorf, who since Sep
tember has been a practicing physi
cian at Sioux Falls, shot and killed
himself today. In an adjoining room
the marshals were waiting for Wach
endorf to dress preparatory to accom
panying them.
Peoria. Grain.
Peoria, Dec. 30.
Corn—No. 3, 55.
The Money Market.
New Tork. Dee. 30.—Prime mercan
ile Sf/)10 per cent: sterling weak
$4.84.10^4.84.15 demand, $4.78 at sixty
t% t,
Besides Telegraph News Ah Page#
Eight Columns Wide and Special
Iowa News From 250 Correspond
dents The T.-R. Gives Its Reader^
Ten Serial Stories Per Year WhicH
In Book Form Would Cost $15.00*
N E 3 1 1
Imprisoned Three Days, Yonng
Slav Goes Hopelessly Insane
Thru Fear .&1
Had Not Been Missed and Hia Pr««
dicament Was Revealed Thru Acei«
dent—Assaults Rescuers When Ra«
leased From His Underground Pris«
on—Telegraphic News.
Pittsburg, Dec. 30.—After being
prisoned for three days at a mine at
Ellsworth, thirty miles from here,
John Omillian, aged 26, a Slav miner,
was released from an' underground
dungeon a raving manias today.
Omillian went to work last Thurs*
day in a small room off the main entry*
of the mine, and ignited his blast. The
charge proved so strong it loosened
enough earth to cause a fall, which
blocked effectually the exit from the
room. All his efforts to attract atten
tion were in vain. A number of mine
officials, while going thru the diggings
to see that everything was safe, came
to the point where Omillian was en
tombed. They at once saw something
was wrong. When the debris was
cleared away the Officials were as ton
ished to find a maniac dash among
them from the room, knock two res
cuers down and put up a vigorous fight
before he was overpowered. Nothing
could be done for the Slav to restore
his mental balance. He is insane from
hunger and fear.
Meets With Mishap on Coast
Spanish Honduras.
New Orleans, Dec. 28.—A message tat
the United States Fruit company says
that the steamer Alpa, bound from
•New Orleans to Port. tea, ran on
Glover's reef, off the of Spanish
Honduras, and is 'unable to get off.
Relief has been sent from Port Belize.
The steamer Alpa was the vessel on
which William Adler and Moset
Swartz left the city about ten day*
New Orleans Financial Men Rescue*)
With Other Passengers.
New Orleans, Dec. 30—News reached
here from Belize that the steamer ^.lp»
is jt total loss. The passengers and
crew were saved, including Moses
Schwartz and William Adler. -They
are now in Belize. Schwartz, who is
president of the Schwartz Foundry
Company, and Adler, president of the
State National Bank, are reported to
have left New Orleans nine days ago
on the Alps.
Founded Chain of Banks at Rensse*
laer, Ind., and Elsewhere.
Rensselaer, Ind., Dec. 30.—Informa*
tion of the death at Lincoln, Neb., of
Zimri Dwigglns, was received today*
He was formerly in the banking bus!-*
ness here, and founded a chain oi
banks. Later he founded the Column
bia National B£nk of Chicago. Man£
banks afterward closed their doors.
ExMayor ef Peoria, III., and Distin*
guished in Other Waya.
Peoria, III., Dec. 30.—Dr. William R.
Hamilton, aged 92 years, ex-mayor of
the city and a volunteer surgeon in tha
civil war, is dead. Hamilton was
president of the construction company
which built the Pacific and Rock Is
land railroad, now a part of the Rock
Island system.
Condition Causes Adjournment of Hit
Trial Until Tomorrow.
Boise. Idaho, Dec. 30.—The illness of
G. A. Pettibone today caused ad
journment of his trial until tomor
row. Last night Pettibone became vio
lently ill, and was taken to the hospi
tal. For a time'his condition was ex
tremely critical, but today much Im
provement in his condition is reported.
Her Body Was Found in a Pond at
Newark, N. J.
Newark, N. J., Dec. 30.—The woman
whose body was found in a pond last
Thursday, was Identified today as
Mrs. Agnes (or Alice) Young. Who for
merly lived with Mrs. King an Melrose
avenue, Brooklyn, as a domestic. She
was 36 years old.
C. H. M. Murdock, Wichita, Widely
Known in the Southwest.
Wichita, Kas.. Dec. 30.—Colmars
Hall M. Murdock. editor of the Wich
ita Daily Eagle, one of the oldest and
best known newspaper men in the
southwest, Is critically ill with stomach
trouble. -, *a-
Chief Justice of Wisconsin Supreme
Court Passes Away.
Madison," Wis., Dec. 30.—Chief Jus
tice J. B. Cassldy. of the state supreme
court, died here tjils^nioriiing.

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