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We elect a congressman, we express
S?~ our preference for U. 8. senato".
ife'S S ,.' We nominate iri county, district
.#&&»• »v.-* and state. Order the T.-R. and
keep posted.
Western Grocer Company Buys Property
I^Mills for the Supplying of the Western
•jfef,? Grocer Company as Well as Other
jpS Trad* With Grocery Sundries, to Be
Executive Committee Closes Deal.
The negotiations, which have been
Hearing completion for weeks, were
finally closed late Monday afternoon by
,the executive committee of the West
ern,Grocer Company, which met here,
and Which purchased of Lewis Rosen
bluth, o2 Chicago, the land, buildings',
and material now on the glucose prem
ises. The transfer of the property will
be made either today or tomorrow, and
the Spencer-Letts Coffee Company will
take actual possession at once. While
the plant will be known as the West
ern Grocer Company Mills, it will be
operated indefinitely under the name
of the Spencer-Letts Coffee Company.
Eighteen Acres and Six Buildings.
The purchase includes eighteen acres
of land, lying north of Anson street,
and east of Third avenue, and six
buildings in all. These buildings are
three of those us°d for manufacturing
purposes, the blacksmith shop, a large
storage building, and engine room. The
buildings are one two-story brick, with
basement, 47x93, with over 13,000
square feet of floor space one four
story brick, with basement, 64x140,
with 44,000 square feet of floor space
what is known aa the south building,
the front part of which Is five stories,
with dimensions of 80x90, and the rear
part of Which Is four stories, 75x80 a
one story brick 'warehouse, 40x200, and
what was the glucose engine room.
.., Begin Remodeling at Once.
ft From $20,000 to $25,000 will be spent
in remodeling and repairing the build
ings to put thejr: in condition for the
use of the Spencer-Letts oompany.
This work is to commence at once,
•and will be pushed as rapidly as possi
ble until completed. The two and four
atory buildings are in a reasonably
good state of repair, as is also the flve
.. .etory section of "he south building.
Use Two Buildings at Once.
The plans of the company are to pre
pare the two and four-story buildings
for manufacturing purposes at once.
These buildings will be overhauled and
arranged for the machinery in the
company's Markot street plant, and for
the targe number of new machines
which are to be installed.
It is also planned to perhaps tear
down the four-story rear section of the
south building, and use the material
that is taken from It In the other build
ings and In the flve-story section of
the south building.
Plan One of Expansion.
Expansion and growth necessitated
the removal of the company from its
present quarters, and the purchase of
the glucose property. This same plan
is to be followed In fitting up building
after building included in the pur
chase, and even building more as the
business grows, and as department af
ter department is added to it. This
tentative plan contemplates the estab
lishment of cooperage and box factory
in the 40x200, one-story building, for
the double purpose of supplying the
Spencer-Letts company with boxes,
barrels and other wooden containers
also local and perhaps outside trade.
The old engine room is to be used for
storage, and the blacksmith shop will
be converted into stables.
Will Move Plant in Sections.
That the business of the Arm may
be interrupted as little as possible, the
machinery, stock and equipment of the
present plant will be moved gradually.
This work will be commenced as soon
as a part of the buildings are ready.
Manager R. W. .McCreery said this
morning that it was hoped that every
thing would be moved by Octoher or
November, at the latest. A force of
•Ight or ten men Is to be put to work
Baking the buildings ready at once. I
s=V A.:
Enlarge Capacity of the Spencer
Letts Coffee Company
Established in Old Glucose Build-
-p- ings—Will Be Operated Under Name
1st® «f Spencer-Letts Coffee Company
JfM From $20,000 to $25,000 to Be Spent
1% In Immediate Improvements—Clos-
ISh ing of Deal Today Means Big Thing
gtf for Marshalltown.
Negotiations, which have been pend
lng for months, ended today by the
purchase of the property, which for
merly comprised the plant of the Glu
cose Sugar Refining Company, by the
Western Grocer Company, of which
Letts, Fletcher Company and the
Spencer-Letts Coff.je Company, of this
city, are a part. The purchase was
made for the Spencer-Letts Coffee
Company, which eventually will be
come the owner, to give that branch of
the corporation a iotory site and room
,-tor expansion.
The purchase means the removal of
the Spencer-Letts Coffee Company
from its present quarters on Market
street, between Second and Third av
enues, the enlargement of its plant and
business, and, if Us growth continued
as it has in past years, the develop
ment of manufacturing business that
will rank among the flrst of the city.
t. si?.
Great Variety of Products.
The Western Grocer Company
ago l-ecogtir/ed the fact that In
manufacturing business lay the
of the success of the wholesalers, and
its problem of success In wholesaling. ^.
fills realization is what caused the or
gam/.ation ot the Spencer-Letts Col
fee Company, and is what caused its
growth and expansion into the niami
1 neture and preparing for the trade
numerous staple articles that the pub
lic is more, and more demanding be
put up separate packages. The
roasting of coflce and the putting ot
it in package.* and the roasting ot pea
nuts was the first business of the com
pany. Later it has expanded until
now it buys and prepares for the trade
all of the coffee, tea and peanuts the
houses of the Western Grocer Company
and much other trade handle. In addi
tion to this, it does an immense busi
ness in currants, raisins, rolled oats.
sugar, salt and rice. Many of these
staples are imported, and in the case
of currants they are cleaned and put in
packages. The raisins are seeded by
machinery and packed in little con
tainers. The oats is packed under
special labels sugar is conformed into
icing and fruit sugar, and rice, of
which the company has bought ten cominittod suicld
cars in the past two months, is cleaned
and packed in packages. All of this
cleaning and packing is done by ma
New Departments to Be Opened.
The plans of the comimny contem
plate the opening of a number of new
departments. It is expected by April
1 to have flavoring extract .manufact
uring machinery in operation at
(present plant. This will later be -moved
to the new building. By fall a spice
grinding department will be opened,
where all kinds of ground and whole
spices will be 'handled and packed. In
a like manner It will handle cocoanut,
tapioca, starch and all of tlie other
grocery sundries, which are now sold
in 'packages, and which the company
has not beep able to deal in because
of the lack of room. The various
branches of the Western Grocer Com
pany take a large part of -the output,
but much of it is sold thru salesmen
proposition, which had been made to
the Retail Merchants' association, was
put -before the council by officers of
the company. This proposition asked
that an assessment of $10,000 for tax
able purposes be put on the property
for the years 1907 to 1916 inclusive,
and that water be furnished at the
cost of pumpage, and that fire hy
drants, be located under the direc
tion of the chief of t.he fire depart
In return, the Western Grocer Com
pany would buy the glucose property,
spend from $20,000 to $25,000 on im
mediate improvements, would increase
the factory force as demands war
ranted, possibly to 100 employes, which
will include from ten to fifteen travel
ing men. It also predicted that it
would do a business of from $1,000,000
to $1,500,000 within the next three
years. No cash bonuses of any kind
were asked.
Resolution Adopted Unanimously.
The adoption of the resolution grant
ing what was asked in the foregoing
was moved by Herman, and seconded
by Psenicka. It passed without a
dissenting vote. At the request of the
council President F. C. Letts, Ollie El
lis. second vice president., of the
Western Grocer Company and Man
ager R. W. MoCreery. of the Spencer
Letts -Coffee Company, were asked to
speak. Mr. Letts said Marshalltown
had always been 'his first love, and he
other cities looking for locations, but,
bom he and Mr. Letts have contended
and held out for Marshalltown.
The council's resolution carried with
it instructions to the city solicitor to
appear in the district court and secure
an order and modified decree estab
lishing the tax assessment on the
property, and to secure the assessment
as fixed by the council during the
years covered by the resolution. The
mayor and city attorney were also
authorized to complete the negotia
Charges Against Actress' Husband
Partially Substantiated.
Portsmouth. N". 11.. Feb. 2.r.—Physi
cians who today performed an autopsy
upon the late George A. Carkins, of
Newington. to determine if the charges
made by his sister. Mrs. Paul E. Roy,
known on the stage as Glacia Calla,
that her husband had shot and killed
Cankins during a quarrel, could be
substantiated, admitted thta afternoon
hKt f. \g-_- ^4
that two -bullet woiiiuIk were found In
tlii' bark and that the position of the
wounds and tin1 courses taken by the
bullets indicated that Carluns was shot
from behind while lie lav on the Moor
after having been shot thru the head.
Vm(,rk,an ofru.(.rs,
that the more of its products it miraN Ministers Combs. Lieutenant,
manufacture the simpler would becomv -.or,it,"r
were visiting the woman's
to retailers, outside of the territory with a shot gun. Before Edwards could
reached by the corporation's branches, lire Hart shot him. It is believed Ed
Council Encourages Expansion. wards will recover.
By its unanimous action -the city
council, at its adjourned meeting Mon- iFORAKER REPUBLICANS MEET.
day night, approved the expansion of
the Letts-Spencer Company and en- I Sixth Ohio Congressional District
couraged the proposed purchase by an Names Chicago Convention Delegates
equitable tax assessment and water! Xenia, Ohio, Feb.
rate. The Western Grocer Company's republicans of the Sixth congressional
had opposed the establishment of the starting the official train from New
.mills at any other place than here.
Mr. MoCreery told what the company
was doing. It is known that there
has been much opposition to the es
tablishment of the mills here, and that
some Mississippi river point, which
had the advantage of cheaper freight
rates from the railroad centers, was
strongly favored by members of the
executive committee of the corporation.
Mr. McCreery has gone repeatedly to
passed resolutions indorsing Foraker
for president. The regular convention,
favoring Taft, was held at Loveland
The Owens Home, at International
Falls, Minn., Destroyed by Fire.
International Falls, Minn., Feb. 25.—
Three people met death at an early
hour this morning, and four others
were more or less injured, in the
burning of the Owens home. The dead
are a domestic, a clerk and a baby.
Formal Celebration Over Tunnel and
Series of Functions for American Na
val Officers Exceptionally Brilliant.
Lima. Feh. jr.—Kntertalnnients In
honor of the American naval officers
(•0111111111- unabated, and l.inm society
is enjoying a series of brilliant func
tions such as have seldom been wit
nessed at the capital. This afternoon
there will he a reception at the Amer
ican legation and a base ball match
in the bull ring between the nine of
the warships, and this evening the Na
tional club gives a bnll. A gala pel
formance at the PoiittMn.i. theater last
night brought out a crowded house. Forces of Monarchy On One Hand, and
The occasion was thoroughly enjoyed
Lima society is well repi esented, whil
tho«e -present were thirty-three I
including three ad-
American military attache,
pnil mPmtlors
of the cabinet.
Man at Lamar, Mo., Kills Mother-in-
Law, Wounds Two Others and Kills
Being Marshalled for the
Fray Republicans Confident
the Influence of the Capital.
The presidential box was given over
'to the visitors. President Pardo him- ^.--Whether or not a
self was not present, as he was cele
brating Ills birthday nt his own home, republic is soon to sup^aiM the moil-
In the filial scene at the opera. the|llrci)v jn j,rlugal. it is practically the
American and Peiuvian flags weie dis- ummimous opinion here that the near
played on the stage This
prolonged M.ppUiuse, In whu.h tht JiuIks
present were conspicuous.
-Lee Hart.
Lamar. Mo., Feb.
coal hauler here, last night shot and have hitherto been entirely Indifferent
killed Mrs. Joseph K. Edwards, his
mother-in-law. shot and seriously
wounded the latter's husband, then
by lying across the:
Mrs. Hart refused to start for then I ja.tliy for his defeated enemy in a brief
home as soon as Hart thought she cablegram received here yesterday. On
should, and Hart, in a fit of passion, |u. receipt of the news that General
drove her from the house. After tiring stoessel had been convicted and sen
two shots at Mrs. Hart, she fled back teneed to death for ills conduct of the
to the house. Mrs. Hart and Mrs. Ed- defense of Port Arthur, the Cincinnati
wards barricaded the door, when Hart Times-Star sent a cablegram to Gen-
district met here today, named dele- Augustus Hartje, the millionaire paper
Subway Just Completed, Which
Connects Hoboken With New York
New York, Feb. 25.—The tunnel and
subway system connecting Hoboken
with New York City by tubes under
the Hudson river, was formally op
ened today, when President Roosevelt
pressed the button in Washington, thus
York to Hoboken. The train carried
the governors of New York and New
Jersey, a.nd the officials of the three
cities interested, to the new station of
the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western
railroad in Hoboken, where exercises
were held in celebration of beginning
the operation of the new system.
There was a letter from Roosevelt ex-
of^ an
achievement of such magnitude, which
was read, and speeches were made by
the governors and other officials.
Department of Superintendence Meets
in Washington, D. C.
Washington, Feb. 25.—More than
2,000 educators l'rom all parts of the
cn'ntrv 5aint.red today to attend :ne
(.invent :i of the department 'f
superintendence of the National "»lu
(.ational Assf elation. The conv-ii'ion
wll be in three days. Se/en
a- ordinated societies will unite v/i'h
t'.c- depart men' of superintendence in
ibe convention.
Ban on Sunday Saloons.
Stockton. Cal., Feb. 25.—The city
council last night finally passed the or
dinance closing the saloons and aU
place* where liquor is sold, from mid
night Saturday until 5 a. m., Monday.
Unanimous Opinion at Portu­
gal That Violent Political
Struj™ le is Approaching
Popular Government on the Other,
re will witness a violent political
struggle in which the life of the mon
archy may be at stake. The compara
tive traiHiuillty since the assassina
tions is simply a breathing spell in
which the forces of the monarchy on
one hand and the popular government
on the other are being marshalled for
.omjng fray, tlie battlefield of
to the political battles which have con
vulsed the capital. Lisbon, for political
purposes, is Portugal, and the repub
licans are confident of the influence of
track and letting a fast express train!"* ™l»luil. which they assert is al
run over his body. Hart tired two shots moat unanimously republican, and will
at his wife but she escaped with a.
slight tlesh wound.
Hart had served a term in the penl
tentiary. He and his wife had been Japanese General Eixpresses Sympathy
married but six months, but they quar- For Defeated Enemy Stoessel.
its relcd frequently. Last night the Harts Cincinnati. Feb. 2,"«.—General Nogi,
sound the knell of the monarchy.
mother. commander of the Japanese forces that
captured Port Arthur, expressed sym
fire two shots thru it. Doth took ef- ral Nogi stating the fact and asking'.prove fatal, and fifteen others, includ
fect in Mrs. Kdward's body, causing al-j for a statement of his views. Tn a re
most instant death. Hart finally broke ply received yesterday the Japanese
down the door and was about to enter leader said:
thi bouse when Kd wards appeared
"As a soldier I deeply sympathize
with General Stoessel. I cannot bear to
state tny views."
Brother-in-Law of Hartje First Wit
ness in Conspiracy Suits.
Pittsfwrg, Feb. 25.—From now on a
rile Foraker hotly contested legal battle is looked
in the conspiracy suits against
gates to the Chicago convention, and, .manufacturer, John L. Welshons, his several quarrels which occurred last
.business friend, and Clifford Hooe, a
negro, formerly the -Hartje family
coachman, named as co-respondent in
the famous and unsuccessful divorce
proceedings and with whom allegations
of intimacy were charged against Mrs.
Hartje. When court adjourned yester
day the taking of 'testimony had just
begun with Attorney Andrew Fisher,
brother-in-law of Hartje, as the flrst
witness. Fisher testified to having at
tended a conference ait which Hartje,
Welshons and Hooe were present. Wit
ness said the negri coachman made a
statement about Mrs. Hartje which
almost caused her husband to collapse.
Man Offers to Put Himself Up for Tar
get for Navy.
Washington, Feb. 25.—Another can
didate who is willing to go into the
turret of the monitor Florida when it
is shot at by a shell from the Arkan
sas. according to the naval program,
has sent his name to the navy depart
ment, altlio the officials decline to give
his name or address. He prefers to
enlist for the purpose for two weeks
only, as he has a wife and two child
ren to care for and when the test is
over he wants to return to his usual
occupation. The department regards
turret when the firing takes place.
Members of Senate Committee Take
Up Charges Today.
Washington, Feb. 25. Investigation jjjjygp
of charges against the, American navy:
trative reorganization of the navy,
Senator Hale called attention to aj
American (lag must be kept ouL of tho
"Under no circumstances will we file
on the stars and stripes—not even 111 a
sham battle,' declared Captain Daniel.
"We stopped doing that in ISU5."
•Rather than have this feature of the
national fat-stock show abandoned, it
was decided to substitute some other
set of colors for the militia to light un
der- The Confederate veterans will
carry the Confederate Hag in their part
of the sham battle.
There Seemed No Possible Chance
Today of Reaching Chicago Before
Night, Owing to the Mud and
Chicago. Keb. —10ailv today it was
reported that the automobiles bound
for Paris were still floundering In the
mud and snow of northern lndlnnn,
with no possible chance of reaching
Chicago before night. Tlie crew of
the American car, which was stranded
I in an immense snow drift nine miles
west of .Michigan City last evening.
has secured a special permit to have
the car drawn over the Lake Shore
I railway to Porter by
ami from Porter to Hixbart, over tin
a a itch engine,
Klgin, Joliet & Eastern line.
Carrying General Grant's Message
From New York to Ft. Leavenworth.
LaPorte. Ind., Keb. ^5.—The so-called
army ear. carrying a message from
which will be Lisbon. The masses of General Grant, in New York, to Kort
people In the country are ignorant, and Leavenworth, reached Michigan City
early today, and after a short rest for
the crew, resumed the trip to Chi
Petitions Emperor for a Full Pardon
From Court Verdict.
St. Petersburg, Feb. L'5.—Lieutenant
General Stoessel, condemned to death
for the surrender of the Post Arthur
fortress to the Ja.panese. has petitioned
Bmperor Nicholas for a full pardon.
Two Polish Factions at Chicago In­
dulge in Stabbing Affray Which May
Prove Fatal to Four Men.
Chicago, Feb. 2~.—Four men were
stabbed in a manner that is likely to
ing a policeman, were severely cut.
Several others were slightly injured in
a riot between two factions of Polish
celebrators early today. The fight
marked the end of festivities in the sa
loon of Joseph Kuta, the rioters being
guests at the wedding of Leo Chasski
and Mary W-adya. The conflict had its
origin in an old controversy between
two factions of Poles, and a free-for
all fight in which knives, beer bottles,
chairs and
rjver js ris
tables were used, followed
Serious Disaster on Interurban Near
Perry Rumored.
Special to rimes-Ri pubHran.
swee ol
and the conduct of the navy depart-,
ment, was begun today before the sen- working desperately to break the
ate committee on naval affairs, in con. gorge. The entire low lands of the
nection with the bill for the adminis-
Des Moines, Feb. 25.—The report of
a serious wreck on the Perry interur- gram or for Shaw and the anti-pro-
ban near Moran, thirteen miles from
Perry, reached here this afternoon. No
details have been learned.
Progressives Select All Delegates to
Various Conventions.
Special to Tlmes-Rr piiDllcan
Des Moines, Feb. 25.—In the caucus
es last night in Ringgold county the
Cummins people swept the county, se
lecting all the delegates of the county
to the congressional, district and state
the offer as a commendable one, but I Special to Times-Republican.
the determination has been reached j-,es Moines, Feb. 25.—The Raccoon
not to put any human being in the
Houses on Lowlands of Des Moines
Threatened With Destruction
Bridges Also in Danger.
rapidly and experts say
the big gorge just above the city will
go out within twenty hours. The
water is backed up for fifty feet above
mark and If the gorge
,t i,t will take bridges and
the low lands down the
for milp C!ty ofricIaIs are
magazine articles severely criticising
the construction of American battle- Bloomington Couple Founded First
ships. No statement was made indi-j Girls' Seminary in Illinois.
eating the extent of the committee's Bloomington. III., Feb. 25. Rev.
inquiry, which will be beyond ques-, Robert Conover, one of the best
tion. in relation to the alleged "faulty
"Confederates" Decline to Wage Sham
Battle Against Stars and Stripes,
Dallas, Texas, Feb. 25.—For several
weeks arrangements have bfftn pend- Arguments on Demurrer to Be Heard
ing for a sham battle to -take place on On March 3.
March 16 at Fort Worth between the New York. Feb. 25.—Charles W.
Dallas Confederate Guard, composed of Morse today in the supreme court,
southern veterais of the war between withdrew bis plea of not guilty to the
the states, and a command of the Tex- indictment charging perjury, and in its
as National Guards. At the final meet-. place filed a demurrer to the indict
ing last night. Captain Daniel of thejnipnt. Arguments on the demurrer
Confederate Guard Insisted that the will be heard March 8.
Vr J"
known Presbyterian clergymen of cen
tral Illinois, died today, aged 85. His
wife died yesterday. The couple found
ed here, in 1856. the first seminary for
girls in the state.
•5^,4. ,'.
-ass «s«r
—. B.
Declare They Will Control
Eight ot Eleven Iowa
Concede Seventh, Tenth and Eleventh
to the Progressives Politicians
Keeping an Eye on Shaw and Sena­
torial Game—Coming to Des Moines
This Week.
fioeclai to Times-Republican.
Des Moines, Feb. 2T..—Standpat lead
ers here are claiming that they will
name sixteen of the district delegates
I to the national convention fioni Iowa
aii(] |)y
,.,,,,^,,1!jnKjiu. .suu(! convention
will be able to give their slate a sub
stantial boost by appropriate resolu
tions at the state convention. They
claim all the districts save the Sev
enth, Tenth and Eleventh. They say
they already have matters arranged in
tlie southern and eastern district, in
cluding the Fifth, and that they are
sure of control of the Fourth. The
claim has been made that the Fourth
can be handled by the four eastern
counties. The organization for the
district is in tlio hands of James E.
Blythe and he is confident of absolute
control of the district. It is stated that
he has secured the active support and
assistance of 'ongressman Haugen and
his friends and announcement will be
made this week of the fact. They
claim that the inducement to be held
out to Congressman Haugen is that if
he will a-ssist in making it impossible
for Governor Cummins to longer con
tinue in public life he (Haugen) will
receive tlie support of the standpatters
as a candidate for United States sena
tor. However this may be, 'the fact is
that the Blythe forces are now claim
ing a dead sure cinch on the Fourth
district as well as on those in south
ern Iowa. In regard to the Second.
Fifth and Third they do not admit of
any possibility of failure unless they
may divide in the Second district in
order to avoid complications that
would injure the chances of returning
a republican congressman.
A conference was held Saturday of
the standpatters of Des Moines and an
other last night to canvass in regard
to the chance of capturing a part of
the Polk county delegation. An effort
will be made to put up strictly fac
tional tickets in at least the precincts
of the city. At first it was proposed
that these tickets be headed "Taft-AI
lison." but this did not meet with fav
or by some of the strong Taft people.
It was found that the regular repub
lican tickets would practically all have
the name of Taft at the head. Then it
was proposed that there be no desig
nation other than "Republican" and
nothing -to indicate that the delegates
were for Taft and the Roosevelt pro-
gressive program. It is said that this
latter was decided upon. If the
chances are regarded as good, there
will be a factional ticket in every pre
cinct with a view to securing the Polk
county delegation for the whole stand
pat program.
There are politicians in Iowa who
are keeping an eve on Shaw while
playing the senatorial game.
Friends of Shaw received word here
yesterday that he was expected in the
city this week. He went thru to Chi
cago from Colorado and sent word he
would return to Iowa.
In Colorado he registered as a res
ident of Denison, Iowa. The belief is
that if he takes a hand in Iowa affairs
now it will be not so much with a view
to securing delegates as to lay a foun
dation for going to the senate. The
fact that he offered to support the pro
gressives in securing a delegation for
Cummins, if Cummins would give up
his candidacy for the senate, has lent
color to this view.
A short time ago the factional press
contained dispatches to the effect'that
a conference had been held here, called
on telegrams sent out by the governor
was not true, but it did indicate that in
the lobbies there is much talk of Shaw
for the senate.
The Weather.
£5un rises Feb. at sets at
Iowa and Missouri—Kair tonigbL and
Wednesday cooler tonight.
Illinois—Partly cloudy and slightly
cooler tonight Wednesday, fair.
South Dakota—Kair tonight and
Wednesday sligliUy cooler tonight.
Telegraphio News:
Father Heinn.cha a Marked Man.
Life of Monarchy a.1 Stake.
Mrs. Hamilton Defies Snell Heirs.
Standpatters Make Bold Claims.
Ice Gorge Threatens Des Moines.
Print Shops Are Manutaclories.
Automobiles Still Snow Bound.
Riot at a iiding.
iSubway System Opened.
Iowa News:
Longesl Card Game on Record.
Markets and General:
Cattle Hold Steady.
Hogs Strong to 5 Highly
Weakness in Wheat.
Steady Tone in Corn.
A Blow to Standard Oil.
Wife of Minister Who Figured
in Snell Will Suit Gives
Out Statement
Declares Proof of Authorship Is Im­
possible to Obtain Refuses to Deny
That She Wrote the Loving Missives
—Complains Because Not Called as
St. Louis, Feb. 25.—The Post-Dis
patch today publishes an Interview at
Biloxl, Miss., by a staff correspondent
with Mrs. Lira Hamilton, wife of Rev.
E. A. Hamilton, formerly pastor of the
Methodist church at Newman, III., in
which Mrs. Hamilton defies the heirs
of Col. Thmnas Snell to prove that she
wrote the unsigned letters introduced
in the recent suit at Clinton, 111., to
break the will of the deceased aged
millionaire. Mrs. Hamilton's statement
in part follows:
"I have suffered a million deaths
since that trial began. They did not
summon me into court to say whether
or not I wrDte those letters. I cannot
be expected to say now whether I
wrote them. I was in Champaign,
or some of his friends for the purpose ««rnmon me. I wont say whether
of considering the senatorial matter. It wrote them. How can I, when I never
In Denver Shaw was interviewed at
length. He spoke highly of Taft "per
sonally." and was quoted as always
making a distinction between Taft as
the representative of republican poli
cies and Taft as a personal factor.
From what was said, tho not for pub
lication. the paper added:
"In regard to the statement that he
had left the Carnegie Trust Company.
Mr. Shaw said that he had resigned,
but that the resignation had not been Attorney Cienera
accepted, but probably would be at a Ruling an to Printing and Binding
meeting of the board of directors to he
held the first of March. He said h^ Offices.
was still president of the concern, and ,Ull
inn W )ipn Via Ipjivps tll£
reach of the court, but they did
Washington Heara Allison is
.New Interurban Planned.
Warrant for .Eloping Couple.
Two Women Cremated.
A Swindler Nabbed.
Significant Resolutions.
Some Hard (ware) Sense.
Building Societies Needed
Topics and Iowa Opinion.
Iowa Newspaper Comment
Looker-On in Iowa.
City News:
Second Place Talk.
Story. The Fighting Chance
Oddity in tli? News.
City News:
Big Factory for Marshalltown (Pg. 1)
Western Grocer Co. Buys Glucose
Dr. Mac Diarmid is Arrested.
Fraudulent Banking Charged.
Municipal Cremator in Sight.
Sunday School Workers Meet.
Pay Bills or Lose Jobs.
J. C. Armstrong Dead.
General News of the City.
whether I
saw them? But they are unsigned. I
want them to prove I wrote them
that's all. There is not a scrap of my
writing, so *'ar as I know of, in Illinois.
I defy them to prov-e these letters are
that his present trip was merely a _,
.ittle vacation. When he leaves tlie
trust company he will return to Iowa.
where' the little matter of a United
States senatorship is in doubt. It is
rumored that Allison will withdraw,
and that Shaw will be the candidate.
Of this Mr. Shaw would say nothing, book binding plants are manufactories
but he let it be undetrstood that all and shoulc. be assessed under section
things are possible.
The advent of Shaw into the game is
not at all disturbing to the progres
given today to County
graff. of this city, Attorney General
Bvers holds that for purposes of taxa
tion newspaper and job printing and
1319 of the code. They are thus ex
empt from taxation on their capital
Our war ships going around Oifc
world, we're digging the Panama^
canal, several things will happen
In Iowa. Order the T.-R. and keep-'
sassin Declares No Plot Existed and*
That He Hated Priests.
ing Paterson, but that the machinery
of the "Reds" failed to get into work
lng order until Alio carried out the or
ders Sunday.
She Declares Her Crime Was "An Act
of God."
New York, Feb. 25.—Charles M. San
ford, a Smithtown, L. I., lawyer, was
shot and seriously wounded in the head
by Mrs. Jennie Bunt, of Brooklyn, in
the corridog of the Garfield building,
Brooklyn, today. Mrs. Bunt was wait
ing at Sanford's office door and shot
him as he approached. Mrs. Bunt ad
mitted she did the shooting and de
clared it was justified by Sanford's .
treatment of her and was an "act of
God." Sanford said Mrs. Bunt had em
ployed him as counsel in an action
against her husband.
Twelve New York Jurymen Heavily
Fined for Frivolity.
Delaware & Hudson Enjoined From
Asking Dividends Already Declared
New York, Feb. 25.—A temporary
injunction restraining the Delaware &
Hudson Company from asking the pay
ments of dividends already declared,
was granted by Judge Platzek in the
court of general sessions today, on tho
application of certain minority stock
holders. The order is returnable next
Sufferings of Arthur Morris, of Masorf
City, Were Intense.
Special to Times-Kepublican.
Mason City, Feb. z:.—As the result
of a gunshot wound in his arm, in an
accidental discharge of a shotgun, Ar
thur Morris, 2S years of age, died of
lockjaw this morning. His sufferings
were intense for twenty-four hours.-
Parties Select Heads of Municipal
Tickets at Clinton. w*
Special to Tlmes-Kepubllcan. tra
Clinton. Feb. 25.—-The present mayor,
H. U. Crockett, was nominated at the
primaries yesterday over Dr. G. A.
Smith, on tbf republican ticket. Dr.
F. A. Hohenschuh. formerly of Iowa
City, defeated ex-Mayor W. B. Far/**
for the demociWIc nomination.
N E 4 8
Priests Believe Plot to Murder
Him Was llatchcd Some S
Time Ago
Police Authorities Profess to Be S«"n
curing Information That Will De-s
velop Evidence of Conspiracy—As-:'
Denver, Feb. 5.—Most of the priests*
of the Catholic church in this city be
lieve that Father Leo Heinrichs, who fc:|$
was murdered b.v Giusseppe Alio,
Italian anarchist, was a marked man
from the time he arrived in town )ast5 33*j
August, or even before. The dead
priest was stationed previously at Pat
ersou, N. J., and it is believed he may'
have incurred the enmity of the an-'^'
archists there, and that a plot was laid1
to kill him perhaps prior to his leav-
Thru the efforts of Chief Delaney id
is believed that at least thirty anarch-* ,^
ists in various parts of the country^
will be placed under arrest within a
few days. In the meantime, Alio, who
Is kept in jail at Colorado Springs In
order to prevent any attempt at lynch
ing, denies that lie belongs to any an- 'fi'
archistic body that wishes to murder a
priest, or that there was any plot at
the bottom of the shooting.
"1 did the killing on my own ac-»
count, because I thought it would east
my mind," he declared. "I received nd
orders to kill the priest. I did it be
cause I hate priests of all kinds."
"The body of the murdered priest,
was removed this morning from tha
monastery to the church, where it will
lie in state upon the sanctuary until
after the public .funeral services to
morrow. That Father Leo lived a lifa
of severe austerity is evidenced tfy the
discovery made by the coroner ..when he
prepared the body for burial. Next to
the skin of Father Leo, and wrapped
about his waist and upper arms were
heavy bands of lfeiked steel chains, and
on each link was attached a hook, ev
ery one sharpened to needles' point ini
such a fashion that each time the
priest made a move it caused the hooks
to pierce his flesh and to remind hiim
of the life and death of Him in whose
steps he struggled to follow. Father
Leo never spoke to his fellow clergy
of his mode of pennance. »,»
New York, Feb. 25.—Justice Guy in --J"
the supreme court, set aside the ver
diet.of the jury today, and fined the
twelve jurymen $50 each for deciding
a verdict by the flip of a coin. The
case was a suit brought against the
city railway company for damages iB
causing the death of a child. The jury
brought in a verdict in favor of the'_
railway company.

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