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4 Mi f. SOMETHING CHEAP— People Think a Ten-cent Magazine is Cheap and It la, But Two Days' Issues of the Times-Republican Contain More Reading Matter Fop Approximately Three Cents—-This Is a Real Bargain Day VOLUME THIRTY-FOUR Constitutionalists Pass Resolu* tions of Support ot Govern ment Measures HAS NO SINISTER DESIGNS Statement Issued Japanese Naval Demonstration Has No Signifi- cance and That No Ships Are on a Secret Mission Immigration Trou -'.SfcSs! *V»'& ble With Canada Settled. fiS'i Tokio, Jan. IS.—'["he constitutional ists, at general meeting today, passed resolutions supporting the gov ernment measures to be submitted to the diet. Marquis Sainjai, the pre mier, in a speech, emphasized the ami cable relations between Japan and the powers. He said the immigration problem is practically settled with Canada, and that he confidently ex pected a satisfactory understanding with the United States. Reports attributing sinister designs to the Japanese naval administration, in connection with the Pacific squad ron, are absolutely unfounded. Vice Admiral Saito, minister of the navy, in Ian interview with the Associated Pross today, said:I "We have no secrets from America concerning the distribution of our fleet. Daily reports are handed the naval attaches showing the where abouts jjg. every vessel, which can eas ily b^scertained. There is no vessel absernRrom home waters except those on the regular Chinese Stations and a few old vessels at Korea." .... ... NO SKI JUMPING FOR f. R. Declines Invitation to See Sport at i^Ouluth—it's Too Strenuous. Washington, Jan. 18.—Representative Bede saw President Roosevelt yester day and urged hihi to accept an invi tatlon to attend the ski tournament at '-••Xftftoth. The president saicLhe had.re ceived art" invitation, together with a pair of skis arid regretted he couldn't accept. "I'm rather inclined to look upon that Invitation with suspicion," said the president. t"It looks to me like a scheme against'the person of the presi dent Of course if I attended I'd have to get into tihe game and jump more than ninety feet and goodness only knows what would happen to me." Mr' Bede presented to the president, N. F. Hugo of Duluth, who is here ^v'siting IT'S mother. He is a student in of the schools near Washington. 1,3 O. D. Kinney and E. B. Hawkins of •^feuuth are planning to spend the sater part of the winter in Egypt. 'Vi ey will/Vv*e for the Mediterranian i-"ut Ff ~y 6. ^ROTfi^R LOST 56 YEARS. Sdl&er Found in Veterans' Home by ii Who Will Care for Him. jf"' Ingfield, Mass., Jan. 18—Thomas Bai ", when 17 years old, ran away 'roti'^his home here in 1852. He was seized with the California gold fever and it was supposed that he had gone to that state, but, altho his family tried for vears to locate him, no trace of him was found. A few years ago his brother Charles, who resides at Webster, saw the name of Thomas E.1ftes|$h a roster of the California soldiers-^ in the civil war. After much correspondence he traced his brother to the state soldiers' home In Tenne^g^ He wroTEr®mere, and a day or two ago received a reply from the brother he had heard nothing of in fifty-six years. He is now on his way to see the brother, and will offer him a home and a «lhare of his own comfortable fortune. AIRSHIP PROMOTER GONE. Stockholders Californa Concern Complain- to Federal Authorities. San Francisco, Jan. 18.—The Exam iner says that acting on the complaint of several hundred stockholders, feder al officials have started an investiga tion into the affairs of the National Airship company. Sales of stock amounting to about $*150,000 are alleged to have been made. The company was formed with the avowed object of securing $1,000,000 With which to build an airship on plans designed by J. A. Morrell, president of the corporation. Morrell disappeared after being served with a subpoena. WORKMAN FINDS DIAMOND. Second Sparkler Disco^-jd~sat Paper Plant in Kalamazoo?%iji*TV Kalamazoo, MicK, Jan. 18.—For the second time within. week a valuable diamond has been tik by an employe of the King Paper QSnpany. Thurs day J. Nearly, millwright, found a precious stone weighing 2 1 1-6 karats and worth about $400. It was of sim ilar size and appearance to one found last week by Herman Hines. It is the custom of these institutions to give the property to the finder. RUSSIAN FOLLOWS FLEET. Naval Officer of the Czar Seeks to Learn From Cruise to Pacific. ^"JBt Petersburg, Jan. 18.—The impor- JEWESS S F&TuTL .xrs. .« voyage of the American battleship fleet, under Rear Admiral Evans, is shown by the fact that a Russian naval officer, Commander Alexis Diatchkof. I Is following the fleet on its trip I around South America, traveling from port to port by whatever means he can obtain. The commander adoptsd this course only after repeated requests for permission to join, and after being re fused. THEY BOOM RAILWAY. Iowa and Minnesota Men Meet Officers of Savage Line at Owatonna. Ovvatonna, Minn., Jan. 18.—At a ban quet tendered the officials of tlio Min neapolis, St. Paul, Dubuque & Roches ter Traction company, Wednesday night, many plans of the new electric road were made public. The banquet was attended by 500 business and professional men. A big delegation came from Iowa to welcome 'he offi cials of the road. President M. W. Savage, Secretary M. H. Boutelle, Fin ancial Agent Pra.tt and' Director Wil liam Henry Eustis were guests of honor. Four capitalists were present from Decorah. Iowa, and told of tne great interest which is being taken in the road by men of that (Mty. Among the speakers were M. H. Boutelle of Min neapolis, Senator Stebbins of Roches ter. J. D. Davidson of St. Paul. Mayor Green of this city. Father P. J. Kler man and Vice President Earl B. Sav age. PROMINENT NEBRASKAN DEAD. Isaac N. Hascall, Republican, Was at One Time Acting Governor. Omaha, Jan. 18.—Isaac Hascall. at one time acting governor of Ne braska and for many years one of the most prominent republican politicians of the state, died today. SIXTY BURIED TODAY Funeral Corteges Await Their Turns to Enter Churches for Services at Boyertown, Pa. Dr. Frank Brun ner, Former State Senator, Among the Dead. Boyertown, Pa., Jan. 18.—Sixty vic tims of last Monday's theater fire- were buried today. Many of the dead were taken to churches, where the services were held. The churches were crowd ed, and as soon as one funeral cortege departed another party of mournej's would enter the edifiee. One of the saddest funerals was that of six Moy er girls, three of them sisters, and the other three cousins. There were sev» eral double funerals, of husband and wife, and among other buried was Dr. Frank Brunner, former state senator. The situation here is beginning to clear up. A business house tint had been closed since the disaster occurred op ened today, and a relief committee has provided for the needy. JAPS BUY GALLSTONES. Paying High Prices for Product from Chicago Packers. Chicago, Jan. 18.—Chicago packers are selling gall stones at high prices to the Japanese. What the subjects of the mikado do with the queer prod uct of Packingtown is a mystery, but they use great quantities ahd are will ing to pay any price demanded for them. The report of the business, which had been kept a trade secret as far as this city is concerned, ccmes from the Canadian trade commissioner at Yo kohama. He says one bi Chicago firm sold its output to a Japanese for 30 yen, or $14.94 a pound, and that the importer retailed his product for $99.60 a pound. FINE OF $12,600 Assessed at Topeka Against Interna tional Harvester Company for Vio lation of Law. Topeka, Jan. 18.—County Judge Da na today assessed a fine of $12,600 against the International Harvester Company, which the court found guilty on forty-three counts of violating the Kansas anti-trust law. Iowa at Washington. Washington, D. C., Jf.n. 18.—The sec retary of the treasury department to day presented a check for $4,850 to the United States district attorney of Iowa, to pay to the estate of L. Bulles and G. O. Weiser for the purchase of a site for the erection of a public building at Decorah. G. B. Munger of Oidar Rapids? has been appointed stenographer and type writer in connection with the bureau of animal industry to be located at Kan sas City, Kas. Henry F. Warner hs.s been appointed mail carrier, and Her ry Warner, sub stitute. at Fenton. The Merchants National bank of Ce- First National bank of Exira. The following patents have granted Iowans: Pope is Improving. Rome. Jan. 18.—The pope was vis ited this morning by his private phy sician, Dr. Petacci, Who found him in better health, but the physician in iSi '«f\. J?*-j-r S^'ifeViV^r* liam M. Fulton, Waterloo, range C. B. tionless and the crowd of spectators Kuhl, Sioux City, reel clamp K. Lan- was hushed with suppressed excite den, Waterloo, gate J. C. Moore, Ce- ment. After reading the^ verdict and dar Rapids, automobile jack A. H. Neller. Fairfield, elevator carrier I.. T. ltassniussen. Nevada, cattle stanchion D. Stone, North Liberty, horseshoe calk. *L- 4 Chicago Banker Convicted By Jury After Many Hours ot Deliberation GUILTY ON FIFTY-FO:,R COUNTS Unless New Trial is Granted Aged Banker Mjjst Serve Term in Prison —No Fine is Permitted Motion for New Trial to Be Heard Feb. 4. Walsh's Frenzied Financiering. Cliicago, Jan. 18.—The jury which has been considering the case of John It. Walsh, charged with misappropri ating the funds of the Chicago Na tional bank returned a verdict of guilty today.after deliberating on the evidence since o'clock Thursday aft ernoon. The penalty under the law for the crime of which Walsh is convicted is imprisonment for a period not less than five years. It does not permit the substitution of a fine for a prison term. Walsh was found guilty on fifty four counts. The original indictment contained 202 counts. Demurers were sustained as to thirty-two, which left 150 upon which the jurors were re quired to pass. Walsh was present in the court room, and received the ver dict with little show of emotion. On the contrary, one of the jurors, Elbert Palmer, of Harvard, 111., burst into tears and was so overcome during the proceedings that he was scarcely able to answer the clerk when asked if the finding represented his view as to the guilt of the defendant. The charge against Walsh grew out of the closing, in 1905, of the Chicago National Bank, of which Walsh is president, and its allied institutions, the Home Savings Bank and Equitable Trust Company. Walsh was accused of having loaned funds to these in stitutions aggregating some $16,000,000 on fictitious and insufficiently secured notes, to nearly a score of struggling enterprises which he himself had founded and practically owned. Many of the notes, it developed at the trial, were signed without authori ty, in the name of various employes of Walsh. Directors of banks took the stand, and testified that they were not consulted by Walsh as to the making of loans, and that they knew nothing of them. Twenty-six of the notes were, described as "memorandum" notes, and they formed one of the chief fea tures of the trial. They represented more than $2,000,000. The methods of concealment employed in carrying the transactions on the books of the bank, and alleged misrepresentations made in reports to national bank examiners, kept the latter in ignorance of the true condition of the bank's finances and the nature of their securities for several years prior to the closing of the institution. The defense took the ground that all the Walsh enterprises were built up in order to save and pro tect original loans made by Walsh in good faith. Walsh was on the witness stand for two days. He admitted nearly all the transactions charged against him, but clung to the defense that all he did was for the good of the bank he headed, that all the loans had proved good, and that no one had lost anything in con sequence of them. Formal motion for a new trial was made by Attorney John S. Miller. Judge Anderson set the hearing on the arguments January 23. Walsh was al lowed to remain at liberty on a bond of $50,000. Th^ tremendous flow of cash from banks thruout the country to New York banks was indicated today by the bank statement, which showed an in crease of $26,1S6,000 in the amount of cash held by the New York clearing house institutions. Bankers regard the return of this large amount as an end to the previous disposition to hold cash in the interior and as showing that there will hereafter be no short age of funds for all legitimate pur poses here. Walsh in Good Spirits. John R. Walsh, the aged defendant, arrived in the court room ten minutes before the jury entered and began chatting with his attorney and per sonal friends. He seemed in the best spirits and looked more unconcerned! ]y for than any of his attorneys. From ap- dar Rapids appeared as agent for the Walsh leaned forward and eagerly, trades can be followed by sympathetic scanned their faces. All the jurymen strikes in all parts of the country, and been appeared unmoved with the exception E. H. Barrett, Dunl.ip. rotary engine noted by Walsh and the attorneys. A .-which was initiated by Samuel Gomp A, Fossel, Gilbert Station, attachment1 moment later the verdict was read by ers, declare that employers have a sim fo'r spades, shovels and handles Wil- the clerk of the court. Walsh sat mo-J nar organization, and that they are moving for a new trial, the defendant arose from his seat and was immedi From four to ten ballots, it developed, were taken by the jury on each of the 130 counts in the indictment. There' was much discussion bv the jurors, 3$ MARSHA IJLTO"W.N", TOW A. point more than forty ballots were tak en. The result of the first ballot was ten for conviction, two jurors holding out, iiiiliieiiced cliieily by sentiment. In the second it was finally-agreed that Walsh should be h*ld guilty, and the question upon what counts he should be convicted, was taken up. Misappli cation of approximately $1,000,000 was the act of which the jury found de fendant guilty. The maximum penalty of ten years on each of the fifty-four counts constituting this act. would make it possible for Judge Anderson to impose a sentence of 540 years in the penitentiary. All but two of the trans actions involved in the finding of the jury were memorandum of note trans actions. and included in one of these were seven loans upon fictitious notes, amounting to $630,000, to the Wiscon sin and Michigan Railway Company. MINERS ALL ESCAPE Forty Men Given Up as Dead in Monongahela Mine Make Their Way to Surface After Long Effort. Monongahela. Pa... Jan. 18.—Mirac ulously escaping death by cremation or suffocation or being blown to pieces by an explosion, forty miners em ployed in the Catsburg mine of the Monongahela River Consolidated Coal Given up as dead, the men battled for five hours with fire. When they reached the surface their faces were blackened, clothes torn and all were severely bruised from stumbling in their flight for safety. Fortunately the mine contained very little gas. New York Board of Underwriters Is sues an Alarming Report Big In vestigation Undertaken. New York, Jan. 18.—Declaring their belief that New York is in danger of being swept by a serious fire, and that the city is resting in false security, the board of fire underwriters yester day began what is expected to be a comprehensive investigation of condi tions which, if not remedied, they are already convinced, render a" calamity inevitable. They have engaged W. C. Robinson, the engineer who investigat ed the Baltimore ruins and the San Francisco burned district, to undertake the work here. THOUSANDS BACK TO EUROPE. Rush of Emigrants Shows Enormous Increase Over Last Year. New "Vork, Jan. 18.—The rush of emigrants to return to Europe keeps on, and the figures for January will show an enormous increase over the same month last year. Already in sev enteen Jays, 30,056 steerage passen gers have left New York, against 9,475 last year. During the same period this year, only 7,138 steerage passengers have arrived at this port. LIFE TERM FOR MURDER. Vermont Man Mistreated Niece and Killed Her to "Prevent Exposure. Bennington, Vt., Jan. 18.—A verdict of guilty of murder in the second de gree was brought in today by the jury in the case of Alfred Mahan, charged with the murder of .his 4-year-oid niece last summer. The penalty is life imprisonment. It was charged that Mahan had mistreated his niece and killed her to prevent her from telling the fact. Big New Labor Union. New York, Jan. 18.—That the new union of building trades will have a membership of over 1,000,000 is tho statement of its officials, who will ap- a th'e pearances he and the attorneys were Federation of Labor meets on Mon confident of acquittal. When the jurors I By means of this organization a took their seats in the court room strike in one branch of the building tlius of Palmer, and his state of mind was tlement. The leaders in the movement, fu1**. i?v 4'' and Coke Company, made their way deavored to raise subscriptions for the thru dark headings for a distance of seven miles and finally reached open air. without lights to guide them. The mine was fired some time dur ing the day by a "blow out" shot and when the fire was discovered last night by forty men, all escaped to the surface thru the Monongahela entry cut-off. HONOR PHILANTHROPIST. Mrs. Peoria Citizens Pay Tribute to Lydia Bradley's Memory. Peoria, Jan. 18.—The body of the late Mrs. Lydia Bradley, the millionaire philanthropist, lay in state at her res idence from 10 to 12 today, when al most the entire community paid their last„respects to the honored dead. The funeral services were held at 2:30, Dr. Luther B. Fisher of Galesburg, presi dent of Lombard College, officiating. Tomorrow memorial services will be held at the Polytechnic institute. IN DANGER OF FIRE charter for the body when executive council of the American force employers to agree to a set- simply emulating their tactics. ately surrounded by a score of friends faeturers of Everett, have assigned, who pressed forward to shake his hand The assets are $300,000, the liabilities and speak a word of sympathy. He re-| $180,000. reived each with a smile but refrained1 from making any comment. Big Shoe Company Fails. Cambridge, Mass., Jan. 18. The James Donovan Company, shoe manu- Colonel Handley Dead. Denver. Jan. 18.—-Col. John I. Hand ley, supreme vice president of the Fraternal Union of America, died yes terdav of appendicitis, at the age of SATURDAY, JANUARY 18 1908 Second Move Inaugurated Form fttock Company to Purchase Tribune to GIFT OF $10,000 IS PROMISED Wealthy Capitalist Who Refused to Subscribe for Stock Now Promises to Make Donation Koontz, of Johnson, Not to Return to the House—Fewer Teachers, More Pay. Hpecial io Tlmes-Ftenubllcan. Des Moines, Jan. IS.—There is an other move on to establish a demo cratic paper in Des Moines, using the Des Moines Tribune as the starting point. Recently Mr. Rhineliart en- sale of stock in such a venture. It is understood that the present owners of the Tribune were to put in their plant and good will at a certain figure for stock and the balance of the capital stpek was to be raised in subscrip tions in cash. The scheme fell thru with since after a considerable amount of work only about $4,000 was raised in subscriptions when it was neces sary to raise about $40,000. Now, however, the scheme has been taken up again. Others are endeavor ing to raise the $40,000 One wealthy citizen who refused to take any stock before, refused again, but finally, so it is reported, promised to make a pres ent of $10,000 to such a venture. This somewhat strengthened the backbone of the scheme and it has now renewed life. It is claimed that the scheme will probably succeed. The democrats have been long want ing a newspaper here. Ever since the old Leader was consolidated with the Register there has been talk of estab lishing a damocratic newspapen here. There have been numerous efforts to interest Hearst in the field, but with out success. lion. George W. Koonta, father of democracy, iu .the house for several sessions of the Iowa legislature, will not again represent Johnson county. While in this city the other day, Mr. Koontz declared that he would not ask for re-election from the Johnson dis trict. He came to the legislature at the session of the Twenty-eighth gen eral assembly in 1900, and lias repre sented Johnson county for five ses sions. At the last session there was quite a demonstration in his favor. He was called to the speaker's chair, and amid proper solemnities was presented with a red necktie. He has been the democratic choice for speaker at times and has been recognized as a valuable legislator, and in the perfecting of bills has contributed valuable efforts. Thus far it is not known that senti ment in that county has centered up on anyone for his successor. There were 1,142 teachers less em ployed in the public schools of Iowa during the year 1907 than there were during the year 1906. and they were paid $381,926' more than during 1906. These figures are taken from the Iowa Educational Directory just issued by the state superintendent of public in struction. The same information shows that there were less pupils en rolled during 1907 than 1906. The en rollment in 1906 was 549,449, with 18, 510 previously enrolled in other schools and in 1907 there were 532,577 with only 12,742 previously enrolled. Count ing out these that are counted twice, the enrollment is about 10,000 less than the year before. There is also a noticeable tendency toward consolida tion of schools, for there are 13,915 school houses for 1907 and 13,947 for 1906. In issuing the call for the first state convention the republican central committee framed the call so as to brisig the congressional district con ventions to Des Moines at the same time as the state conventions provided the district committees wish. The state committee has pointed out that this has been the custom in the past and while an argument in favor of bringing them here in accordance with past custom could not be incorporated into a call the committee favors the custom of the past. At the same time the way is left open to call them oth erwise if the districts desire. The necessity for the state central committee taking this action is due to the working of the call for the national convention. The national committee directed the calling of the congression al conventions. In this state it has been the custom of the state commit tee to call the district conventions. In as much as the national committee has directed the districts call their own conventions except where there is no district committee, the state com mittee has decided to leave the call ing of these district conventions to dis trict committees but calls attention to the customs of the past. In the state committee call it says: "Tt is recommended that the several district conventions as provided (in the call of the national committee) be called to meet at the same time and place as the state convention, in ac cordance with the universal custom of this state, and that the hour of the convening of these several conven tions be fixed at the same time as that of the district caucuses, at 10 o'clock a. of March 18. VERDICT FOR ONLY $40. Case of Iowa Falls Resident is Settled at Eldora. Special to Times-Republican. Eldora. Jan. 18.—In the district court here yesterday afternoon the jury in the case of John Hackinson vs. T. J. Smith, both of Iowa Falls, returned a verdict of $40 for the plaintiff. Mr. Hackinson had sued Mr. Smith for *30 damages on a breach of con tract in not completing the drilling of a well on the Hackinson farm also for $30 advanced to Mr. Smith on the job. and for $18.05 board bills for Smith anil his team, while working on the job, and for $14 wages for assist ing Smith in the work—a total if $97.05. Quicksand was struck at a depth of some 115 feet and Smith of fered three times to drill another well a few feet away from the first attempt but Hackinson refused as the con tract was specific as to location. Judge Lee instructed the jury to find a verdict for Hackinson for the $35 cash advanced and a reasonable allowance for wages for Hackinson's work under the contract and left the rest to the jury, which all favored Smith. Permits for the sale of Intoxicating liquors were granted C. A. Swavze and A. Readout, both druggists in El dora. Court adjourned until Monday. TORONTO BANK FAILS The Sovereign Bank, Which Has Sev enty-six Branch Institutions Thruout Canada, Goes Into Liquidation—Cus tomers and Depositors Not Affected. Toronto, Ont., Jan. 18.—When the customers of the head office in Toronto and seventy-six branches thruout Can ada called at the Sovereign bank of Canada today, they found other banks In possession, as the result of the transference of all business of the Sovereign Bank to the Bankers' As sociation of Canada, consequent upon the decision of the Sovereign Bank to go into liquidation. There will be no interruption to business so far as the Sovereign Bank's customers and de positors are concerned. The only point in which serious difficulties may be created, is in the case of borrowers who have been extended line credit by the bank. The present condition of the financial market may render it ex tremely difficult for some firms to place their loans, and rumor is busy with the names of several that may be forced to assign. ^.. BYERS AT COUNCIL BLUFFS. Attorney General to Speak Sunday on Law Enforcement. Special to Times-Republican. Council Bluffs, Jan. 18.—Announce ment was made today that Attorney General Byers is to appear here to morrow and deliver two addresses up on law enforcement. The attorney gen eral is coming here under the auspices of the ministerial association. His coming at this time is of special sig nificance, as the city is now divided and torn up over the question of en forcing the laws' in relation to gamb ling, and a sentiment is manifest for an increase in the saloon licenses with the view of lessening the number and rais ing the standard of the saloons. FIRE AT UNION. Lumber Sheds and Valuable Contents Damaged by Midday Blaze. Special to Times-Republican. Union, Jan. 18.—Fire which caught in the roof of the Greef lumber sheds at 1 o'clock today caused considerable damage to the sheds and contents. A hole sixteen feet In length was burned in the shed, but the work of the fire department prevented a further spread. The greatest damage was from the wa ter, as the sheds contained finishing and other lumber to the value of be tween $25,000 and $30,000. The loss will reach into the hundreds of dol lars. I. S. T. M. A. ELECTION ON. Counting of Votes Will Not Be Com pleted Until Late. Special to rSmes-ReDublican. Des Moines, Jan. 18.—Reports of of ficers of the Iowa State Traveling Men's Association shows a member ship of 29,000 and a treasury balance of $160,000, this being a considerable increase over former reports. Polls on election closed at 3! o'clock,, but the count will not be cclnpleted till 7 or 8 p. m. TODAY'S COURT DECISIONS. Opinions Handed Down by Iowa's Highest Tribunal. Special to Times-Republican. Des Moines, Jan. 18.—The following decisions were handed down by the su preme court today: Doty, appellant, vs. C. & N. W. Rail way Company, Linn county. Affirmed. Selby vs. Matson, appellant, Mar shall county. Reversed. CHARIVARI CAUSES STIR. Stanhope Citizens Think That Bank is Being Dynamited. Webster City. Jan. IS.—The little 1908. The state town of Stanhope was startled at mid- committee will provide separate halls night recently by a series of fearful *•1 -v- for the holding of these caucuses and district conventions." I The caucuses referred to are hel the forenoon of the day the state con vention is held for the purpose of se lecting the representatives of that dis trict to serve on the resolutions, cre dentials and other committees. It presumed that in accordance with the recommendations of the state commit tee the district congressional coin mittces will call their conventions at ,5.09. the time suggested when they will se lect their delegates to the national con vention. %wc^, ^vY^V THE BRYAN BOOM Tu a T.-R. BULLE.TIN. K6IHill MS HfiW O S 5 The Weather. January 19 at 7:2u sets at Currency Tide Towards New York. Crisis in Japan Said to Be Past. Democrats Still Want Dally at Cap ital. Big Canada Bank Fails. yixtv Fire Victims Buried Today. Forty Miners Have Miraculous Es cape. New York in Danger of Fire. The Bryan Volunteers. PAGEd TWO AND THREE. Iowa New' Iowa Packers Object. Mangled Body Found. Big Docket in Cerro Gordo. Garter Causes Fight Between Law yers. Returns From South Africa. Unique Traveling Man. PAGE FOUR. Editorial! Pay Rent or Build. Too Many Bills Introduced. W.hy Presuppose a Vacancy. Looker-On in Iowa. Topics and Iowa Opinions. Sunday Reading. PAGE FIVE. General News: Review of the Sports. Oddity in the News. Story, The Fighting Chance. PAGES SIX AND SEVEN. City News: Dr. Getz Taken in Custody. Again Charged With Insanity. Slashes Throat With Knife. District Missionary Meeting Mon day. Milk Dealers Meet. Old Soldier Drops Dead. Factory Superintendent Diea. Local Comment. The City Field. ', PAGE EHSHT. Markets and Genaraii Wheat Breaks Sharply. Corn Market Also LoweK Cattle About Steady. Hogs Weak to 5 Lower. Organ's Donor Revealed. explosions. Citizens hastily armed themselves and rushed out on the street, everyone supposing the bank was beirig dynamited. An investiga tion, however, disclosed the fact that a. charivari party had gone to the A. H. Anderson farm to serenade a new ly married couple, and had taken A quantity of dynamite with them. Democratic National ComwittsMflM For Nebraska Says Bryan Volunteers Will Be Organized in Every Pre cinct of the United States. Omaha, Jan. 18.—'Mayor James O. Dalhlman, democratic national commit teeman for Nebraska, will have active control of the movement to organize the Bryan volunteers. He said steps were being taken to organize Bryan Volunteers in every precinct of the United States, and believed that by the middle of July the organization will be ready to take up the campaign and make an active canvass In every state. The mayor states that the Bryan managers would depend to a large extent on this organization to provide a campaign fund to be used by the national committee the com ing fall. EVAN8 HAS NEW TEST SYSTEM. Admiral Will Measure Engineering Performances of Battle Ships. Rio Janerio, Jan. 17.—Rear Admiral Evans has issued an order inaugurat ing a system by which the engineering performances of battle ships and tor pedo boats shall be recorded on a competitive basis, much in the same way as the American war ships today keep a record of their proficiency in gunnery. The speed efficiency and economy in the consumption of coal of each vessel will be kept year by year, and the records of all ships will be judged competitively every twelve months. The desire of the admiral is to improve the present performance of the vessels in this regard, and he plans eventually to award prizes to the ves sels making the best records. Lee's Birthday. Richmond, Va., Jan. 18.—In Virginia and thruout the south tomorrow the 101st anniversary of the birth of Gen eral Robert E. Lee will be observed. Memorial services will be held in the churches and special exercises will be conducted by the United Confederate Veterans and the Sons and Daughters of the Confederacy. Sir Lawson Walton Dead. London, .Tan. IS.—Sir Lawson Wal ton, member of parliament for the southern division of Leeds, and attor ney general, died today. Liberals Suffer Reverse. Newton Abbot, England. Jan. 18.— The liberals today suffered a reverse by the election for parliament in the Ashburton division of Devon. »•«*. A BARGAIN DAY' Sunday Iowi S? .ir tonight and slowlj ng temperature. Illir -Fair tonight and Sunday warn •unda'y and in the west and cent' t? might. Sc Dakota Fair tonight and Sun warmer tonight. iV. iri Fair tonight and Sun day warmer in the north. PAGE ONE. Talecraphie Newst Verdict of Guilty in Walsh Case.. Long Term in Prison Probable. Besides Telegraph News en Paga Eight Columns Wide and Special Iowa News From 250 Correspon dents The T.-R. Gives Its Reader* Ten Serial Stories Per Year WhicH jn Book Form Would Cost $15.0& I N E I S Ot $74,000,000 ot Clearing House Certificates Circulated, Few Are Outstanding MONEY FLOWING INTO BANKS Increase of Funds on Deposit Encour-. ages Stock Market to Larger Activity —Railroad Eearnings Show a Mater ial Shrinkage Improvement Re ported in the Iron Trade. New York, Jan. 18.—Loan certificate® issued by t'he New Vork clearing house during the recent financial stringency reached a total of $97,000. 000, according to the statement -jfte pared by President Alexander Gilbert, of the clearing house association. Of this amount, however, only $74,000,000 in certificates was put into actual use. The movement to retire these cer tificates began immediately after the crisis in the financial situation was passed and has progressed rapidly since. By far the greater proportion of the certificates, Gilbert says, have. now been retired. This is the first public statement that has been made ot\ the extent to which the clearing house resorted to certificates to prevent theiS banks being drained of their cash and to prevent bank embarrassments which might have resulted from the contin ued requirement of cash payment ati the clearing house when the recent panic was at its height. The growing abundance of banking facilities resulting from the return ot the flow of funds to deposits in the central reserve banks, has furnished means for more active stock marlcet operation, which have been largely speculative. There has been large selling to realize profits on the part of earlier purchasers, which modified the effect in a growing degree of new outside buying and the demand from the diminishing short interest. The Influence of the increasing ease of money has been affected by considera on re as in a iv it trade, which is contributing to tho return of the flow of funds from ac tive circulation. Railroad earnings show a material shrinkage and plans for economy oc cupy a large part of the attention of railroad officials. Some improvement is "reported in iron trade conditions over the holiday level. BOILED ALIVE IN BATH. Shocking Tragedy Reported in Inves* tigation of Home for Children. Lincoln, 111., Jan. 13.—Boiled allv« in a bathtub, a third Chicago child has been a victim of incredible ne glect in the state home for feeble minded children at Lincoln, according to a story told the special investigating committee of the legislature yester day. Minnie Steritz, 14 years old, was tha unfortunate. She was scalded May 2 and died May 10. Another story told to investigators is that a helpless child was attacked by rats while asleep. 'VV"-',- BAD JOLIET, ILL., FIRE. Ao Champion Drill Team of M. W. Loses Its Equipment. Jollet, III., Jan. 18.—Robesson hall, headquarters of the champion drill team of the Modern Woodmen of Am erica, was destroyed by fire early to day. The team is the one which was awarded the chief prize at the St. Louis world's fair. All of the team'3 equipment was destroyed, and the un iform rank Knights of Pythias ot Jol let, also lost their equipment. PERISHE8 IN THE SNOW. Former Wichita Editor Wanders in th# Night Without Clothing. Syracuse, Kas., Jan. 18. —Georg# Satterthwaite, until three months ago managing editor of the Wichita, Kas.» Eagle, was found dead near the rail road track two miles east of here yes terday. His body was nude and an In vestigation showed he had left his clothes two miles away and walked in the cold and snow to the place whera the body was found. TOBACCO WAREHOUSE BURNS. Loss at Janesville, Wis., Will Amount to Nearly $200,000. Janesville, Wis., Jan. 18.—Fire totally destroyed the Julius Marquessee ware house early today and caused a lose of between $130,000 and $200,600 to ths tobacco which was stored In casea, partly Insured. MAY CLOSE 1,000 SALOONS. Price of Beer, Not Moral Wavaj Threatens Traffic in New York. New York, Jan. 18.—A thousand New York saloonkeepers met to protest against the action ef the brewers in raising the Tprice of beer $1 a barrel* They threaten to close 1,000 saloons. TWO VICTIMS OF AUTO ACCIDENT Hotel Proprietor and His Wife In* stantly Killed. Baltimore, Jan. 18.—George L. Biilus. proprietor of the Billups Ho tel, and his wife, were Instantly killeiX early today by belnff thrown from aiC automobile.