1908—WE ELECT A PRESIDENT
We elect a congressman, we express
,.,. our preference for U. S. senator.
Jl We nominate in county, district
,tate. Order the T.-R. and
'Thirty-Fourth Anniversary of
Speaker's Entrance as a-Power
in Congress is Observed
SHARP REPLY TO AN ATTACK
Boutell Eulogizes the Work of the
Veteran Illinois Congressman
Prominent Men Who Heard Cannon's
First Speech—Admitted Carrying
"Oats in His Pocket."
Washington, Feb. 18.—Thirty-four
years ago today (Speaker Cannon de
livered his first- speech in the house
of representatives, and the anniversary
was marked by a tribute *o the speak
er by Mr. Boutell, of Illinois, soon after
that body met today. Mr. Botftell re
called the noted men of the house at
that time, whose friendship Mr. Can
non enjoyed, and, in referring to the
speaker's speech, said that these men
•were present and heard his remarks.
A"mong them he mentioned Speaker
Blaine, Joseph R. 6awley, of Conriecti
cut, William P. Frye and Eugene Hale,
df Maine Henry L. Dawes, E. Rock
wood Hoar, George F. Hoar, benjamin
F. Butler, Julius C. Burrows, James
A. Garfield, Alexander H. Stephens, of
Georgia William R. Morrison, of Illi
nois William S. Holman, of Indiana
Lucius Q. C. Lamar, of Mississippi
Richard P. Blarid, of Missouri Fer
nando Wood, of New York Samuel J.
Randall, of Pennsylvania, and Roger
Q. Mills, of Texas.
Mr. Boutell said that Mr. Cannon
then 86 years old. spoke on a bill re-
duclng rates of postage on books, for
the carrying free of newspapers with
in counties of their publication, and
for the extentior. of the franking priv
ilege to public correspondence. "He
made a carefully prepared, logical ar
gument to support of the bill," said
Mr. Boutell, "reinforcing his proposi
ti tions by a well -ordered array of con
vincing figures. It was a speech that
could only have been made after hard
and thorough preparation." Sev
eral extracts from the speech were
read by Mr. Boutell, who spoke of a
gibe by a member directed at Mr. Can
non that "the gentleman must have
'-y oats In his pocket."
Mr. Boutell said that tumultuous ap
plause greeted Mr. Cannon's retort,
whenyhe said: "I understand the gen
tleman. Yes, I have oats in my pocket
and hayseed in my hair, and Jthe wes
tern people generally are affected in
the same way and we expect that the
seed, being good, will yield a good
crop, I trust ten-fold, and the sooner
legislation is had, not only as proposed
by this .bill, but in all other respects
as tMe people desire, and equity and
Justice sh»ll dictate, the better it will
be In the long run for all people in
this country, whatever may be their
calling or wherever they may reside."
"That speech," said Mr. Boutell,
"gave Mr. Cannon a position as one of
the strong men in the house and won
for him the respect of his colleagues
In both branches of congress, and of
the leaders in official life." Mr. Can
non, he declared, had answered the
ridicule heaped upon him by admitting.
that he was a country member and had
oats in his pocket "who proudly ac
knowledged the truth of the Jest, good
nattiredly silenced the jester and then
refuted the insinuation of the narrow
ness and provincialism in words elo
& quent with the spirit of the truest
statesmanship and the loftiest patriot-
The oats that Mn Cannon sowed,
said Mr. Boutell, were not wild oats,
"and they have yielded him generous
and fich Returns."
& Mr. Boutell referred to the steady
strides made by Mr. Cannon during his
i-" service as a member of the house, re
ft. suiting in his election three times as
speaker, and in conclusion, said:
"The people of his district have con
ferred upon him all the honors that
are in their gift to bestow, single
sS handed and alone. And the thought
that, comes to my mind on this anni
versary of our country colleague's first
triumph in this house, a triumph won
in the interest of the workers of the
country, is simply this: How gladly
within the next few months the other
plain people who live on farms or work
In mines or shops will join the' voters
of his district to reward this, their
faithful servant, who went forth in
their cause thirty-four years ago, with
oats In his pocket, and returned,
bringing his sheaves with him, by con
ferring upon him the nation's final
Boutell's remarks were punctuated
thruout with loud applause on the part
of republicans and democrats alike.
The first mention by him of Cannons
name caused a demonstration. Cennon
occupied the chair and seemed taken
completely by surprise. Upon the ^on
elusion of Boutell'!:' remarks the hoins
and galleries as a unit indulged
loud and continuous applause, and de
mands for a sufcfceh by the speaker.
Everybody stood up and cheered, and
continued their demands until the
speaker arose. Everyone expected him
to say something in reply, but ami%|
shrieks of laughter he droll.v said:
"The gent'einan from New Hatnp
shire. Sulloway, is recognized ("or con
sideration of the pension bills." Can
non turned the f&vel over to Capron,
of Rhode Island, and retired to his
room, visibly affected by the demon
stration which had been accorded him.
OPPOSES THE ALDRICH BILL.
Senator Stone Declares It Places Too
.Much Power in Banks.
Washington, Feb. IS.—Speaking in
the senate today, Stone, of Missouri,
declared that while the recent financial
panic was in part due to a shortage
of available currency, the concentra
tion of money at given points had
much to do with it. There was. he
said, too much of this money in New
York. The Aldrich bill, he Regarded as
merely a makeshift in .meeting the
needs of the country.
"I am opposed," he said, "to con
ferring these great additional favors
and powers upon national banks." He
objected to giving the banks power
to reguVate in any degree the volume
of the people's currency by expanding
or contracting it as may happen to suit
their whims or their interests. While
they now have that power by the issue
of bank notes the pending bill would
increase their power along the same
lines. Property values might be great
ly affected by such expansion and con
traction. Stone favored a law de
manding that the reserves should be
kept in the country banks. Tf that had
been done he believed the intensity of
the recent panic would have been les
sened. He spoke in favor of a guar
antee fund tc insure deposits In na
tional banks. He also wished to see
banks receiving government deposits
required to pay interest on them. He
denounced stock gambling, declaring
that it took out of the market too much
money that rniglA be available for
lending for commercial purposes.
THREE ESCAPE WRECK
Survivors of Disaster to the American
Ship, Emil Reed, Off Oregon ^Coast,
Reach Neah Bay, Wash.—One Man
in Life Boat, Dead.
Seattle, Wash., Feb. 18.—-A dispatch
from Neah Bay, says that the crew
of the little sloop, Teckla, lying at
anchor here, was startled last night by
a feeble hail from a steel life boat
drawing up slowly in a light breeze.
In the boat- were the forms of four
German Car Leaves Buffalo.
Buffalo, Feb. 18.—"the German car
left here for Erie at 12:15.
American Car at Cleveland.
Cleveland, Feb. 18.—The •, American
car arrived here at 11:40.
men, three living and one dead, the' ceptior of contests in several wards,
survivors of the Artierican ship, Emil
Reed, wrecked off the coast of Oregon,
200 miles from Neah Bay. The living
survivors were in a pitable condition
from hunger and thirst, for they had
had no food since last Sunday night,
nor any water slnofe they left the wreck
of the Reed Friday morning.
SENATE ADOPTS IT.
Qulberson's Resolution Regarding Na
tional Banks Goes Thru Today.
Washington, Feb. 18.—Culberson's
resolution directing the Secretary of
the treasury to inform the senate if
any national banks outside of New
York City complained between Octo
ber 1 and November 15. 1907, of the
refusal of the national banks of New
York to pay in cash the New York ex
change, or to respond to calls for re
serve, was adopted b^•the senate to
Car LeaS/es Erie, Pa., Early This
Morning for Cleveland—French Car,
Erie, Pa., Feb- 18.—The American car
in the New York to Paris automobile
race took the lead today, leaving here
at 7 a. m. for Cleveland. An hour later
the French car followed. The Italian
car reached this city at 11:45 from
Riple, N. Y., where a broken chain de
layed the machine. A brief stop was
Second French Car to Buffalo.
Rochester, Feb. 18.—The second
French car, driven by Godard, passed
thru Rochester at 12:30, for Buffalo.
Chicago, Feb. 18.
Cattle—Estimated receipts for today,
4,000 strong beeves, [email protected] cows
and heifers, [email protected] stockers and
feeders, [email protected] westerners, 4.00c.j
Hogs—Estimated receipts for today,
26,000 strong to 10c higher light, 4.15
@4.40 mixed, [email protected] heavy, 4.20(p
4.50 rough, [email protected] bulk of sales,
Sheep—Estimated receipts for today,
12,000 steady 3[email protected] lambs, 5.00
@6.90 yearlings, [email protected]
New York Produce.
New York, Feb. 18.
Butter—Firm creamery specials,
32% held, 31 Vi: extras, 30%@31
third to first. [email protected]
Kggs—Firm first." 22% seconds, 21
Poultry—Dress.?:!, sft'ady. chick
ens. [email protected] turkeys, 1^@17 fowls, 10
St. Louis Grain
Wheat—May, 93 Vi
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vs- W* '.
Number ot Foreigners Coining
to America Shows Large Fall
ing Off During Year
BIG DECREASE' IN JAPANESE
Emigration On tho Increase and Re
port for Current Months Will Make
Still Better Showing in Ratio—Large
Out-Go of Foreigners in Recent
Washington, Feb. 18.—At the cab
inet meeting today Secretary Straus, of
Contests In Several Wards Furnishing
the Only Excitement.
Philadelphia. i?Vb. 18.—With the ex-
but little interest is being shown in the
municipal election here today for ctty
solicitor, magistrates, councilinen and
minor ward officers. While a light
vote is being cast, the republican can
didates, with possibly one exception,
\yil? be elected by substantial major
ities. -Under the law, the minority
party is entitled to elect one of the
three magistrates to be chosen, and
the democratic nominee probably will
defeat the city party candidate.
MESSAGE FROM FLEET.
Due to Reach Callao, Peru, at Mid
Lima.. Peru, Feb. 18.—A wireless dis
patch just received here from the fleet
of American battleships, dated Tues
day, 9:45 a. m., says that at that hour
the vessels were 380 miles from Cal
According to the elapsed time and
distance covered since leaving Punta
Arenas on February 8, it is evident
that the American battleships are pro
ceeding at a rate of about ten knots
an hour. At this rate they should
reach Callao about midnight Wednes
REPLY IS FORWARDED.
department of commerce and labor,
lhe pr!Sident 30I
cant figures as to immigration and
emigration. The figures show that for
January there was large decrease in
the number of Japanese arriving in
the United Suites. Immigration from
other countries for January was 2,700,
compared with 5,400 in January a year
For the months of July, August,
September and October, the total im
migration was 463,000, while emigra
tion for the same period was 190,000.
^The figures on emigration for Novem
ber, December, January and February,
not yet prepared, are expected to show
a still greater ratio as compared to
immigration, there having been a large
outgo of foreigners in November and
PHILADELPHIA ELECTION QUIET.
Expected to Settle Jap E
gration Question Permanently.
Tokio, Feb. 18.—The reply of Japan
to the memorandum from the American
government of January 26 will be
handed to Ambassador O'Brien tomor
row. The document, which has bsen
carefully prepared, outlines plans for
the proposed future control of emigra
tion of Japanese to America. It is be
lieved among Japanese officials that
the proposed plans will be satisfac
tory, and therefore will finally settle all
GILLETTE MUST DIE
Man Who Murdered His Sweetheart at
Big Moose Lake, Will End His Life
In the Electric Chair.
Albany, N. Y., Feb. 18.—The court of
appeals today decided that Chester
Gillette, of Cortland, must die in the
electric chair for the murder of his
sweetheart, Grace^ Brown, at Big
Moose lake in the Adirondacks, July 11,
1906. The court affirms the judgment
of conviction of murder in the first de
gree and sentence of death, rendered
at the extraordinary term of the su
BRYAN AT COLUMBUS.
Will Give Address Before the Ohio
Legislature This Afternoon.
Columbus. O., Feb. 18.—William Jen
nings Bryan arrived here today, and
by special invitation, will address the
Ohio legislature this afternoon on the
subject of bank guarantees. This even
ing he will speak at Memorial hall at a
"dollar dinner." his subject being "The
Point of View."
TAFT AT CONCORD, N. H.
Many Ladies Participate in Evtens've
Reception Given Him.
Concord. X. H.. Feb. 18.—A crowd
of nearly 300 people! gathered at the
railroad station here today to greet
Secretary Taft. who arrived for a few
hours' visit at the capital. At the
«tate house Taft was received by Gov
ernor Floyd, and introduced to
of the executive council, and dorsing William .J Bryan for the nonir
goveri#r's staff and mejnbers of the ination for president.
MORSE OUT ON BAIL.
Former New York Banker Pleads Not
Guilty to Porjury Charge.
New York. Feb.
The following resolutions were adop
ted by the state central committee:
"The republican state central com
mittee of Illinois recognizes the great
ability and lofty patriotism of the em
inent republicans who are being con-
it would have been impossible for the
reoommendatlons of the president to
have been enacted into law that the
policy of the republican party ap mani
fested by the president and enacted by
congress can not be better carried out
and continued than by placing the ad
ministration of the same in the hands
of the man whose authority and influ
ence in promulgating the same has
been second onlj" to that of. Roosevelt
WAKSHALIiTOWJS-. IOWA, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18 1908
Grand Army of the Republic. A more
extensive reception followed, at the
Eagle Hotel, in which many ladies
Morse, thef ornier banker who was
indicted on a cluuge of petjury, today 1 find Pos
entered a plea of not guilty, and was lOIltlCai LOllSJUiaty and lite
released on $10.00C bail. The perjury
indictment grew out of a loan of $50,
000 to E. R. Thomas, concerning which
Morse was called before'the grand jury
as a witness.
Illinois State Central Committee Re
solves for Favorite Son—State Con
vention March 26.
Springfield. 111., Vb. 18.—The repub
lican state central committee met this
morning and adopted resolutions en
dorsing Joseph Ci. Cannon for the
presidency, and ilxed the date for
holding the state convention in this
city Thursday. March 26.
for the high office of president of the
United States and most heartily and
earnestly approve what we believe to
be the wish of the republicans of Illi
nois anjl tbe action of the last repub
lican state convention of Illinois in en
dorsing him for nomination for that
great office by the next republican'na
THREE MUST HANG
sibly Blackmail Being Devel-
"That we have supreme confidence to drag the name of the state and of
iri the fairness, wisdom, experience: j^s governor into disrepute. The stor
and ability of Hon. Joseph G. Cannon j(
Sentences of Two White Men and One
Negro Convicted of Murder, Affirmed tion.
by Missouri Stipreme Court April
3, Date of Execution.
Jefferson City, Mo., Feb. 18.— The
Missouri supreme court today affirmed
the sentences imposed in the lower
courts against hree men convicted of
murder, and fixed the date of execu
tion of the three for April 3. The
convicted men are William Jeffries, of
St. Charles cotinty, for killing a per
son in attempting to commit a rob
bery Frank Daly, alias A. C. Biles, of
Kansas City, for the murder of Robert
Harvey, by giving him poisoned whis
ky, in St. Louis and John Baker, col
ored, of Boone county, for killing a
negro and wounding two others while
shooting at a fourth negro.
EXPLOSION KILLS THREE.
Shock Breaks Nearly Every Window
in Town of Wharton, N. J.
Wharton, N. J., Feb. 18.—The explo
sion in the mixing department of the
General Explosive Company, today
killed three men, demolished the build
ing, and broke nearly every window in
the stores and residences in Wharton.
Some windows in Dover, two miles
distant, were also broken.
ONE MINER KILLED
Other Twenty-seven Entombed in
Pennsylvania Colliery Rescued Alive,
Little the Worse for Their Experi
Pottsville, Pa., Feb. 18.—All but one
of the twenty-eight miners entombed
yesterday in the mid-valley colliery,
were rescued alive early today. One
miner was killed when he fell down the
chute. The others appeared none the
worse for the:.r experielice.
ALFONSO NOT SLAIN.
Reported Assassination of Spanish
oped in Des Moines
STRANGER PEDDLING STORIES
Comes to Capital to Circulate Unprint
able Tales Concerning Taft, Cummins
and Others Story Being Prepared
for Yellow Journals Based on His
in a somewhat far-reaching political
for the convention for the Election of material'affecting of national politics
delegates and alternates provides that or for sheer blackmail purposes, or
there shall be ore delegate to the both, are rapidly reaching a head here.
state convention for every 400 votes appears that two weeks ago a well
cast for the republican electors in
1904 and one delegate for each frac
tion of 200 or more votes.
sidered for nomination to the high He told a great deal about Taft and one term. Colonel
office of president of the United States.
muci1 ljlat was not
people without regard to persons and into his room at the Chamberlain and There has been gossip to the effect
in the character of his recommenda- ,ma(je
tions to congress told a remarkable story of a series of,
"That we Invito the attention of the transportation of the Iowa Manufae
country to the well known fact that.
IS.—There is no truth
in the report current in Paris last
night that ng Alfonso has been as
Ohio Endorses Bryan.
Columbus, O.. Feb. IS.—The demo
cratic state central committee today
the, unanimously adopted resolutions en-
political coterlsm here into his game.
It Is stated that Intimations were
given that for a consideration the stor
ies would be suppressed, but otherwise
they would be circulated with a view
to having effect on the political situa
tion in Iowa and perhaps in the na-
Thus far no newspaper has been in
duced to publish any of these bar room
yarns, but a prominent press bureau
man here who has done yeoman serv
ice for the corporations, is said to be
preparing a story for the Hearst
were especially surprised at the an
nouncement in Chicago papers that
Shaw is hard at work rounding up the
midland delegates for anybody but
Taft. Shaw is on record as declaring
that Taft cannot be elected if nomi
nated, practically a threat that those
Despite this fact, it is now regarded
delegation for Taft and for the Roose
Iowa. It has since developed that he field said in his letterthat a number of
had been in conference with men in manufacturers in Cedar Rapids had
Washington whose chief purpose in life proposed that he make the race,
at the present time is to destroy the Mr. Cockfield Is treasurer of the Ce
good name of the governor of Iowa.' dar Rapids Foundry & Machine com
The smooth stranger, between drinks, pany, and it is supposed that he is
and leaning over the bar, told all sorts personally interested in the ltianage
of stories and most of them were so ment of the business of the concern,
exaggerated that the listeners would
not consider them for truth.
But the stories were told td men
in Iowa whose chief object in life is
circulated freely among the
band of editors of bolting newspapers
that gathered here last week. Plans
were laid to get them into circulation.
It now appears that the smooth
stranger, with the political game,
thoroughly disreputable, and knowing
that his stories would not be accepted
call should cover the contingence of a
failure of tile congressional committees
to act. hence if no action has been tak
en. then under tile national and state
calls, it is asserted thai the conven
tions will be held in accordance with
Joseph Cockfield. of Cedar Rapids,
Special to Times-Republican. fV'Ue «"",vard yesterday revived a
letter from Joseph C'oekfield of edar
Dos Moines, Feb. 18.—Developments
The call conspiracy, having for lis object the he expected to enter the race fcr stale
dressed man came to the Chamberlain
hotel and took a room. He spent
nearly a week loafing around the sa
loons and disreputable places in Des
Moines and was drunk most of the even, members of the board of late
time. He represented himself to be having -emained on it indelinite
,, ly. Ed C. Brown served but onq term,
an ardent laft man. He safd he had
"That we commend and endorse the! 'three and four terms. The term lias
day he was especially talkative because ........
policy of President Roosevelt in ad- been lengthened to four years, how
mlnistrating even handed Justice to all! of his drinking and he got a woman
and Welcome Mowry whom ht
sustained very close relations to Taft. feated for the nomination, served only
Palmer, Ud A.
printable. One Sun- Dawson and other members serve-i
scene. Then he went out and that O. T. Dennison of Mason
connectinga good many
without the cordial, earnest and con- prominent politicians in and out of ter tile race for railroad commissioner,
stant stipport of Joseph G. Cannon, as Iowa. It seenv that he had an espec- but the candidacy of Mr. Cockfield ha3
speaker of the house of representatives, iai grudge against the governor of not been known generally. Mr. Cock
:'PLAN" IS LEGAL
newspapers, and for general circula- against Postmaster Boyd of this city.
tion in the statp Not long ago a letter was written to
I the department by a person whose
with whom Shaw has been associated forded grounds for proceedings against
will elect Bryan rather than have a Mr. Boyd under the civil service law
continuation of the Roosevelt policies.
But in Iowa it was represented that
Shaw wanted delegates on his own
account and not to be used to go into
the combine against Taft. At Wash
ington the Taft managers have coun
seled freely with Shaw, Dolliver, Hep
burn, Smith, Allison, Hull and others,
and Taft has believed that Shaw was
entirely loyal to him. Now it is dis
closed that not only is Shaw actively
engaged in rounding up delegates to be
against the Roosevelt program, includ
ing Taft, but that his political associ
ates in Iowa are engaged in the same
work. It was regarded as a little re
markable that the standpat organizer
for Iowa should be one A. U. Quint,
manager of a small insurance schema
here, who started about the same time
that Shaw got into the insurance bus
iness in Des Moines. It was repre
sented that Quint was engaged in or
ganizing for Allison, and ineidentallv
for Taft. Now it is known that Quint
has been writing out letters to friends
indicating that what he wants is con
trol of the first convention, and that for
the purpose of securing an anti-Taft
delegation. He is giving the Shaw
movement a boost, and Shaw is out of
the state knocking oh Taft. The so
called Allison crowd, which is the bolt
ers, is working under the direction of
Quint and others associated with him.
ertain that Iowa, will have a solid Place, was taken suddenly ill w.'tii
pneumonia Saturday evening and died
Sunday, at the Charles Fearer far.n
home. The body will be taken to Ce
dar Rapids for interment.
I'nless the congressional coipmittees
have acted in the callfng of district
conventions to choose delegates to the
national convention, then all district
conventions will be held in Des Moines-the former state commission ori g:i
at the time of the state convention.
The republican slate committee had it
in mind at the last meeting that the
Supreme Tribunal of Iowa Decides
Des Moines Commission Law is Con
stitutional Judge Bishop Writes
by anybody on his say-so he inveigled court today decided that the Des
others into his trap ahd let the whole
Special to rimes-Repu'bllran.
Des Moines, Feb. '18.—The supreme
Moin€S commlssIon plan is COnstitu-
tional. The court was unanimous,
with no dissenting opinion. Judge
Bishop, of Des Moines, wrote the opin
BOYD CHARGES DROPPED.
Cedar Rapids Postmaster Was Ac
cused of Undue Political Activity.
Special to Times-Republican.
Cedar Rapids, Feb. 18—The postoffice
department has dropped the charges
News has reached here to the effect name is not given^ alleging undue po t0.nniiHnii
that the Taft people were struck with 'itical activity. This charge was based dress the Kansas City Bar Association
astonishment at discovery that the
plan of the standpat leaders in the against Governor Cummins, appearin
middle west is to ditch Taft. They in Cedar Rapids Republican. Mr.
Boyd was asked by the department for
an explanation. He replied that he
was but part owner in the newspaper
•in question and did not control its
policy. The departmerft for this reas
on and for a further reason that it did
not consider the evidence offered it af-
and regulations, concluded to drop the
IGNORES EVEN BISHOP.
Armenian Priest Barred From Pulpit
of Des Moines Episcopal Church.
Special to Times-Republican.
Des Moines, Feb. 18.—A sensation
was caused in St. Marks Episcopal
church by the refusal of Rev. Thomas
Casady, the rector, to allow an Armen
ian priest to preach from the pulpit, I
AVashington, D. C.. Feb. 18.—Rural
letter carriers have been appointed as
Albia—Carrier. Robert A. Tyrrel,
substitute, Herbert Whitlock.
Melrose—Carrier, James Murray
substitute. Lawrence Murray.
M. L. Ahearn, Des Moines John C5.
E. Carlton, Essex: Fred L. Wallers,
and John G. Herbing, of Dubuque, have
been appointed railway mail clerks.
A Victim of Pneumonia.
Special to Times-Republican.
Grundy Center, Feb. 18.—Ward
Fritzsinger, a young man of near this
New York Law Invalid.
Albany, Feb. IS—The law creatin
and electricity was declared by the
court of appeals today to have been
Tlie only conventions to be held
away frotn Des Moines are those in tb
southern part of the state. 0
None of the candidates for stat pT
fice have as yet filed liift nonil.
papers. It is expected they will be
held back until near the last day of
filing, which is April 25. But nomina
tion papers are in circulation all over
the state. Most of the state officials
who are candidates again will simply
secure the necessary number of names,
which is comparatively small, but at
least one is trying to cover the whole
state, even tho he has no opposition
and will have none. Petitions on the
senatorial matter are in circulation all
over the state.
TO OPPOSE KETCHUM.
Des Moins.s, Feb. 18.—Seer'Harv of
asking for nomination petition4
papers and the letter ^tafed thai
Mr. Cockfield did not state his pfli
tics and did not say whether he ey
pt cled to enter the republican pri
mary against the Hon. N. S. Ku'.clvam
on June 2.
Mr. Ketchum has been olrciratin,?
petitions proposing his nomina+ion
Sun rises l-'«b. 19, 6:55 sets, 5:46.
Iowa—Heavy snow this afternoon
and probably tonight colder Lonight
Wednesday, partly cloudy, with wann
er iu tile west.
Blizzard Raging in Middle We&*.
Heavy Snow, and Traffic Delayed.
Feared Flyods Will Follow,
immigration Shows Decroage.
When Joe Cannon Was a Hayseed.
Gathering Material for Mud-Sling
American Car in Lead.
Illinois Endorses Cannon.
Des Moines Plan Constitutional.
Only One Aliner Killed.
Three Must Hang.
PAGES TWO AND THREE.
Breweries Are Hit.
Iowa Rate Hearing.
Another Shipment to England.
Big Profit in Growing Trees.
A Matrimonial WW.
Hardware Dealers Meet.
Alleged Forger in Custody.
The Fort Dodge Incident.
A New Saloon Decision.
.Looker-On in Iowa.
Topics and Iowa Opinion.
a second term. The office has always
been exempt from the third term r*i:e,
^airman of the committee on
association, might decide to en-
Defer Act.on on Elevated Tank.
Benefits of Improvement Outlined.
Cammack'3 Estate Worth While.
East Main Trees Have to Go.
Bowling League Games.
Other City News.
Story, The Fighting Chance.
PAGES SIX AND SEVEN.
Short Course Enrollment Grows.
'Fine Entertainment by Children.
Rouse's Cow Bobs Up Again.
Milk Dealers Are Turned Down.
Blockade Is Likely.
Miss Fa ber Sues Tama Man.',
A Novel Athletic Meet.
Miss Mary Sheparcf Dead.
General News of City.
Markets and General'
Weakness! in All Grains.
Corn and Oats Follow Wheat
Shaw Raising Anti-Taft Fund.
Gives Out, Interview in Which
He Says Polities Was Not
Mission in Chicago
NOT SEEKING ANYONE'S DEFEAT
Hopes for a United Party in Chicago
Convention and the Nomination of
the Man Who Best Represents Coun
try's Interests Deplores Factional'»
Kansas City, Feb. 18.—Leslie M.
Shaw, who arrived here today to ad
certain editorial, understood to be tonight, gave out a signed statement to
the Associated Press, in which he de
clared that a number of unauthorized
reports have been published concerning
his visit to Chicago yesterday.
Shaw declared that politics had in
no way influenced his visit to that city.
He went there, he said, "at no man's
instance and in no man's interest.
His visit, he said, was on a matter of
personal business. Shaw in his state
"I am not seeking to defeat any
man's nomination for the presidency,
There is not a man whose name Is
mentioned who is not my personal
friend, for whom I would not cross the
continent to bestow a kindness. That
I prefer some does not imply I would I
altho he had letters of introduction tensely interested in business condi
signed by the bishop and others in tions. A number of men out of em
Casady says he is an
ag»inst others. am
ployment and a number soon to be
dismissed, is to me alarming. The in
terest of these men and the effect of:
their enforced idleness upon business
generally far transcends any candi
date's anbition. I
"I wish that factionalism within the!
party to which I belong might censc,
and that a convention of broadminded,j
patriotic, unselfish, unambitious men,
uninstructed and unpledged, might'
gather i:i Chicago on the 16th of June. I
next, and in the light of conditions as
they then exist, to select the man who
is believed to be the most likely to
lead the party to victory, and whose
.-lection will best conserve the moral
and industrial interest of the country.
The nominee of such .convention, if
such convention can be In Id, will ,be
elected, whoever he may be, for the
party then will be united."
INSTRUCTED FOR TAFT.
Seventh Missouri Congressional Dis
trict Republicans Elect Delegates.
Sedal a. Mo., Feb. IS.—The republi
cans of the Seventh congressional dis
trict today elected delegates to the re
publican national Convention, and in
structed them for Taft.
'...£.I,''. '#'5?. ..*
1908—CONGRESS IN SESSION
Our war ships going around thl
world, we're digging the Panamt
canal, several things will happen
In Iowa. Order the T.-R. and keeft
posted. ., .,
Worst Storm in Several Years
Raging in Iowa and Adjoin
TRAFFIC GREATLY DELAYED
Three Feet of Snow at Council Bluffs^
and Trunk Lints Blockaded Storm1'
Extends From Chicago to Western .•"ft
Nebraska and Kansas Points—Floods-
Conditions May Be Aggravated.
Special to Times-Republican.
Council Bluffs, Feb. IS.—Council
feluffs and vicinity is tied up by tho
most severe storm occurring in thi9
section in thirty years. Snow fell dur-\
ing the night to a depth of three feet'~
and drifted badly. The storm has inn
creased in severity since early morn-,
ing and at noon the temperature was
Hundreds of men and women living'
here and employed in Omaha, either
did not reach, their businesses at all
or at best hours late. The street car
company pressed into service ail tho
men they could secure but could only
effect a partial opening of the main
line to Omaha, all lines in the city be
ing abandoned. Two snow ploy^s man
aged to ^each the suburbs, where they}
were stalled and had to be dug out..
The schools have had only a handful
of students and business is nil. Nat
trains have arrived on four of tha
trunk lines since midnight. If tha
storm continues there will be much
suffering and loss of stock.
Ice Gorge Threatens Damage..
Special to Times-Republican.
Des Moines, Feb. 18.—For the first
time in the history of Des Moines ST.
big ice gorge threatens destruction
here. In the Raccon river a gorge sixt
miles long has formed just above thai
city and should warm w.eather with
rain follow, a flood of seriou^ propor
tions would sweep thru the low part oC
the city, doing much damage. The city:
officials are using dynarriite to blow
the gorge, but with poor success. Peo-i'
pie are moving out of the houses oof.'-"
Today a* blizzard raged thruout thi3V
part of the state, delaying trains.
stopping street car traffic, and inter-,
fering with telegraph and telephon*"
Worst of Season at Burlington.
Burlington, Iowa, Feb. 18—The worst.
snow storm of the season is in prog-'
ress here today. Traffic is greatly im-J
RAGING IN SOUTHWEST.
Nebraska, Kansas and Missouri Re*
port Worst Blizzard for Years.
Omaha, Feb. IS.—Meagre reports re-*
ceived here indicate that today's
snow storm is general thruoirt the
state and is the worst for years. Snow
began early Monday evening and con
tinued thruout the night and today.
Transportation is badly interrupted.
Chicago Getting It, Too. „',4,
Chicago, Feb. 18.—One of the heav
iest snow storms of the winter com
menced here at 9 o'clock today and
rapidly increased in intensity. Snow
fell in blinding sheets and was piled in
drifts by a thirty-mile gale. Street car
traffic and telephone service is badly
Heavy in Western Missouri^.
Kansas City, Feb. 18.—Wi"
temperature slightly below the free:
Ing point, a heavy, wet snow began
falling thruout western Missouri early
St. Joseph, Mo.. Feb. IS.—The worst
snow storm in several years is raging1
here today. Railroad and street car
traffic is interrupted.
Gale Blowing in Kansas.
Wichita, Kas.. Feb. 18.—A thirty-siX
mile an hour Wind, accompanied by a
heavy snow storm, is raging in thla
part of the state today.
Traffic Demoralized in Nebraska.
Lincoln. Xeb.. Feb. 18.—-Railway and
street car traffic is demoralized as the
result of a heavy fall of snow last
night. The storm continued today.
May Aggravate Flood Conditions.
Washington, Feb. 18.—The weather
bureau today issued a warning of a.
storm that may accentuate flood con
ditions in the Ohio valley and nw-ke'
another rise in water there by no
FLEEUMG FROM FINLAND.
Appointment of New Governor Alarms
St. Petersburg. Feb. 18.—The ap
pointment of (iciieral Von Boeckniatl
to be governor of Finland, -has pro--j
duced much excitement among the
revolutionists and terrorists, who in
the past have found Finland a conven
ient base of operations for plots Of all
kinds. They are now leaving in great
numbers, most of them going to Swed
en. This clearing of Finland of plot
ters will greatly facilitate the work of
the Russian police in guarding the
lives of prominent personages
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