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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.

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