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VOLUME THIRTY-FOUR.
Oklahoma Executive Refuses to
Place United States Flag in
State. Capitol
WOMEN APPEAL TO PRESIDENT
No Authority for Federal Interference
—Rate Hearing on Nine Hour Law
Nearing a Close_ Ridder Seeking
to Have Duty on Paper and Wood
Pulp Removed.
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•Washington, Feb. 29.—The war de
partment has received a petition from
citizenst of Oklahoma appealing for
federal interference with the governor
in a rather unusual case. The women
"of the Grand Army of the Republic
auxiliaries presented a United States
llag to Governor Haskell, with the re
quest that it be placed in the legisla
tive hall of the state. This the gover
nor declined to do unless an ex-con
federate organization joined in the
presentation. It is stated aV. the de
partment that there is no law au
thorizing any branch of the federal
•"government to act in matters of this
character.
Hour Law Hearing Nears Close.
Washington, Feb. 29.—When the
^,, nine-hour law hearing was resumed
today by the interstate commerce com
mission, only a few of the railway
companies which had made applica
tion under the law for an extension of
time for its enforcement remained yet
to be heard. John L. Davis, superin
tendent of telegraph of the Evansville
Terre Haute railroad, argued it was
"impossible for his line to
{." secure competent and dependable
operators to man their stations, altho
he had taken the usual precautions in
'^preparation for the enforcement of the
llsvlaw. He explained that during the past
^•""•four months there had been such a
stfj^elump in the business of the road that
"some offices which had been estab
/, lished previously were not needed at
,• the present time. Chairman Knapp
..jg surged Davis to present concrete facts
i^.'on the matter and said it was not the
desire of the commission to go into in
consequental details ait this stage of
iSJTfV
Jthe hearing, as an effort is being made
to close the matter up in the interest
of all parties concerned.
Wants Paper Duty Removed.
iSm- Washington, Feb. 29.—Herman Rid
fk&'der, president of the American News
j§^'»paper Publishers' Association and Ed
itor Staats of the Zeitung of New
'York, called upon President Roosevelt
Island Attorney General Bonaparte today
J" 'in connection with the fight of his as
sociation upon the white paper trust.
ft Ridder laid before Bonaparte evidence
..(&'"'to show that the paper trust is violat
ing the Sherman anti-trust law. At
•jSii- the White House Ridder took up the
question of urging congress to repeal
the duty on white paper and on wood
pulp from which paper is made.
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Fowler Bill Reported.
Washington, Feb. 29.—The Fowler
.financixl bill, agreed upon yesterday in
committee, was today reported to the
'house. Ten days are allowed the min
-prity in which to file their report.
if TO ABROGATE CONTRACTS.
igy
•fV'D. & R. G. System Answers Commit
tee of Machinists.
Denver, Feb. 29.—After a short con
ference yesterday with General Man
ager Ridgeway, of the D. & R. G. sys
tem, a committee of machinists em
ployed on the system was informed
that the company will abrogate its
contracts after March 4, and will not
recognize the machinists, blacksmiths,
car repairers or boiler makers and that
It is unnecessary for the company to
submit the question immediately to a
referendum vote of all employes be
longing to these unions, on the Gould
roads.
WOULD ENJOIN UNION PACIFIC.
.• Action to Prevent Voting of Illinois
Central Stock.
Chicago, Feb. 29.—Henry W. Leman
S'^ivho was one of thtf counsel for Stuy
vesant Fish in the recent Illinois Cen
tral case, decided by Judge Ball ad
versely to the contentions made by
Fish, filed a bill in the superior court
today seeking to enjoin the Union Pa
cific Railroad Company and Railroad
Securities Company from voting 281,
231 shares of Illinois Central stock at
the annual meeting, March 2.
BUSINESS PROGRESS SPORADIC.
Wholesalers Anticipate Better Business
Next Month.
New Tork, Feb. 29.—R. G. Dun &
Co.'s weekly review of trade today
says:
Business holds the ground recently
recovered from the point of greatest
depression, but reports of further pro
gress are sporadic. Geographically, the
best news is received from the west and
south, and more idle machinery has re
sumed at the steel mills than in any
other leading industry.
Many manufacturers find orders
scare and there is much complaint of
high prices, while in jobbing anil
wholesale departments the larger at
tendance of country merchants is not
accompanied by the customary volume
of business. February compares very
favorably with the month preceding.
Contracts for finished steel products
continue .small in size, but are more
numerous, and the aggregate tonnage
of new business is larger for the month
of February than in the previous
month, will oh in turn is slightly bet
ter than December. Quotations are not
materially reduced in order to obtain
contracts. list prices ruling slightly
I steady, and if concessions are made
they do not appear in reports, so that
I the markets remain nominally un
I changed.
Dry goocts jobbing houses are at
tended by many outside buyers, pro
ducing the appearance of normal sea
sonable activity, but purchases are
only for pressing needs. .Many buyers
left the market Tor men's wear woolens
after placing only 25 per cent of the
normal volume of orders. Demand is
still most active in the better class of
goods.
New England footwear manufactur
ers re-port a few supplementary orders,
but the market continues inactive and
unchanged on the whole.
Wholesalers continue to reduce sup
plies on hand, but local jobbers antici
pate a good business next month in
preparation for Easter trade. Heavy
sole leather is readily absorbed, but
light weights are neglected and accu
mulations are obtained at concessions.
Some increase is noted in the jobbing
demand for special lines, and belting
butts have sold more freely than at any
time- for several months. No improve
ment has occurred in the demands for
hides and the prices have declined still
further.
ACCUSED OF BRIBERY
E. C. Humphreys Arrested at Harris
burg, Pa., on Suspicion of Influ
encing a Juror in Capitol Case—La
ter Released.
Harrisburg, Feb. 29.—The arrest last
night of E. C. Humphreys, on a tech
nical charge of attempted bribery,
may be followed by additional arrests
on a similar charge during the day.
Humphreys is alleged to have at
tempted to influence Albert A. Poist,
one of the jurors in the state capitol
conspiracy suit now on trial here.
Detectives who had been watching
Poist saw a messenger boy call at the
juror's home yesterday and leave a
note, and when the boy left the house
the detectives stopped him and
asked from whom he had received it.
He reluctantly designated Humph
reys. After court adjourned, the de
tectives saw Poist and Humphreys
enter a saloon in the vicinity of the
court house and engage in earnest
conversation at a table. The detec
tives allege that they heard one of tlu
I men use the expression: "I think $150
a fair price." This remark led to
the arrest of Humphreys several hours
later. He says that he and Poist were
discussing a business transaction in
volving the assignment of a patent in
which the juror is alleged to have
bought a one-fourth interest from
Humphreys for the nominal sum of $1.
District Attorney Weies this after
noon ordered the release of Huinph
revs, having satisfied himself that
Humphreys had made no attempt to
influence Juror Poist.
JAPAN IS FIRM
Demands Both an Apology and In
demnity From China for the Seiz
ure of the Steamer Tatsu Maru.
Tokio, Feb. 29.—The Japanese gov
ernment is maintaining a determined
attitude concerning the seizure of the
steamer Tatsu Maru, and demands
both an apology and indemnity from
China. The Chinese foreign office
wants to submit the entire question to
a mixed court. This is refused by the
Japanese government, unless the vessel
has first been released and an apology
made for the insult to the flag. It is
said by the foreign office that no ul
timatum has been issued, and that the
sailing of the Japanese cruiser Idzumi
for Hong Kong is not intended as a
threat. It is quite evident, however,
that the Japanese will resort to force
unless their demands are conceded
within a reasonable time.
Eldora Death and Funeral.
Special :o Tiiiies-Republlcan.
Eldora, Feb. 29.—Mrs. Allshouse
died at the home of her son, Harvey
Allshouse, yesterday, of pneumonia.
There were present at the time of her
last sickness and death 'her children,
Harvey, Rev. Henry Allshouse of Cog
gon and Ida Allshouse.
The funeral services of Miss C'tir
keet were held yesterday afternoon in
the Methodist church. Rev. Spry offi
ciating. A brother, Mr. Ed Curkeet of!
Platteville, "Wis., and a nephew, L. H.
McNitt, of Armarella, Tex., were pres
ent from out of town. Mr. McNitt is
a brother of Mrs. J. E. Igon, of this
city.
ADDITIONAL MARKETS
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New York Produce.
New York, Feb. 29.
Butter—Firmer held, 24fi'31 pro
cess, second to special, 23ift-2u^i.
Eggs—Firm unchanged.
Poultry—Alive. steady chickens.
II1-: fowls. 13V2", turkeys, 14 dressed
nominally unchanged.
New York Grain.
New York, Feb. 29.
Wlien.t—'May, $1.0C%.
Corn—May, T0%.
Chicago Produce.
Chicago. Feb. 29.
Butter—Steady creameries, 21 ty 32:
dairies. 20'U2.S.
Eggs—EJasy 19®19Vj,
Reiterates Statement That Trust
and Railways Seek His De
feat at Denver
A CONVERSATION OVERHEARD
Bryan Says He Secured Information
From Reliable Source——"Commoner"
Article from Bryan's Pen—Explains
Object of Intere4t Making Fight on
Him in Middle West.
Jackson, Miss., Feb. 29.—W. J. Bryan
arrived here this morning from Mem
phis and will deliver an address before
the joint session of the legislature.
Hundreds of prominent democrats were
here from all parts of the state to pay
their respects to Bryan. Bryan was
asked concerning tiie paragraph in the
current issue of the Commoner reading
as follows:
"Watch the personnel of the dele
gates to Denver. Money is being used
in some states of the Mississippi val
ley to secure delegations who will be
obedient to predatory interests. The
democrat masses must not be betrayed
by representatives of Lhat system.-'
When asked concerning evidence in
support of this charge of bribery, Bry
an said:
"1 wrote that paragraph myself, and
know what 1 am talking about. 1 have
my information from a man who over
heard a conversation on the subject. I
am convinced the interests behind the
movement are the trusts and railways.
They do not hope to prevent instructed
delegations in the Mississippi valley
states, but they are trying to get a
personnel of delegates who will be un
friendly to my nomination."
DECISION FREES GROSSCUP.
Federal Jurist and Others Not Re
sponsible for Loss of Lives.
Charleston, 111., Feb. 29.—The only
federal jurist ever under indictment in
a criminal case, Peter S. Grosscup, was
freed from that position yesterday aft
ernoon, when Judge Thompson de
nounced the action of the Coles county
grand jury in holding the directors of
the Mattoon City railway liable for the
deaths of eighteen persons in a wreck
on their line as unjustifiable and un
warranted.
In a sweeping oral opinion, based
upon broad and general grounds as
well as upon legal faults, he quashed
all the indictments against the officers
and directors of the corporation.
Because of technical errors Judge
Thompson also discharged the two. mo
tormen who were in control of the ill
fated cars, but because, of the public
standing of the directors and the legal
issues as to their responsibility their
release is regarded as the most impor
tant phase of the decision.
STATE OFFICIALS CHECKED.
Restrained From Ousting Insurance
Companies From Missouri.
Kansas City, Feb. 29.—Judge Slover,
in the district court today, issued a
temporary injunction restraining the
Missouri state officials from ousting
from this state the Prudential Insur
ance Company of New Jersey, the
Metropolitan Life Insurance Company
of New York, and the Equitaible Life
Assurance Society of New York. The
Injunction results from the efforts of
the state officials to oust these com
panies from doing .further business in
Missouri, because they paid some of
their officials salaries of $50,000, which
was a violation of the law.
FOUR BURN TO DEATH
Overturned Lamp in Foreign District
of Pittsburg Has Terrible Results
Wealthy Young Widow Shot at Los
Angeles.
Pittsburg, Fob. 29.—A mother and
three children were burned to death,
and several persons were injured by a
tire starting from an overturned lamp
early today, in Brereton avenue, the
foreign district. A large number of ex
cited foreigners had narrow escapes
from deajth and injury.
TRAGEDY AT LOS ANGELES.
Mining Engineer Defends Self Against
Charge of Killing Young Widow.
Los Angeles, Feb. 29.—Mrs. Charlotte
L. Noyes, a wealthy young widow, was
shot and instantly killed last night at
her home by AV. P. MeComas, mining
engineer who had been friendly with
her for several months. MeComas al
leged thait the woman dashed a cup
ful of sulphatic acid in his face, and
the shooting followed.
BRAKEMAN LOSES HAND.
F. P. Ahearn, of Albert Lea, Injured
While Switching.
Special to Times-Republican.
Manly. Feb. 29.—-F. P. Ahearn. of Al
bert Lea. an Iowa. 'entral brakeman.
had his hand so badly crushed while
switching cars here at 6:oD o'clock
Friday night that it had to be ampu-
tated.
The accident happened in a pe­
culiar manner. Ahearn was with train
No. 39, and he had intended to make a
MAESHALITOWJf, IOWA, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 29 1908
coupling. The engine was backing four
oars to couple them to flat car which
stood on a siding. Ahearn went to
make the coupling, and just before the
cars came together Ahearn stumbled
and fell, .and his right hand swung be
tween the couplers just as they dome
together. The hand was fearfully
crushed. Ahearn Is 21 years of age.
QUESTION OF WAGES.
Threatens to Tie Up Grjnite Industry
of New England.
Boston, Feb. 29.—The granite indus
try of Xew England is threatened
with a tie-up which may result in the
suspension of 1,000 granite workers.
The adoption of a new schedule ol
wages to replace that which is now in
effect, and which lapses March 2, is the
point at issue.
FLEET LEAVES CALLA0
Departing Visitors Given Rousing
Sendoff by the People of Peru
Review by President Pardo.
Callao, Feb. 29.—10: 4r a. m.— The
fleet of American battleships, under
command of Admiral Evans, weighed
anchor this morning, and at the time
of filing this dispatch the vessels were
steaming majestically out of the har
bor in column formation, heading
north. The departing visitors w$re
given a rousing sendoff by the people.
Several large steamers had been char
tered to take out spectators to witness
the departure. The fleet was reviewed
outside the harbor by President Pardo.
The next stopping placc of the fleet
is Magdalena Bay, where, according
to schedule, the vessels will arrive
March 14. The distance from Callao to
Magdalena Bay is 3,102 nautical miles.
There are no wireless telegraph sta
tions on the coast of South and Cen
tral America, and the fleet therefore
will not be able to communicate by
this means. This is the longest lap of
the long voyage, and unless news of the
passage of the warships is brought
ashore by some passing steamer, the
vessels will probably not be heard from
again until they approach Magdelena
Bay.
WAR ON ITALIANS
Troops Called Out in Louisiana to Pro
tect Laborers Vigilantes Warn
Foreigners to Leave Country.
Kentwood, La., Feb. 29—Kentwood Is
today under guard of state troops, V&o
quietly took possession last night' to
prevent threatened violence against
Italians. Within the last two days
self-styled vigilantes have warned
scores of Italians to leave town by the
end of this week, if they did not wish
to be blown up toy dynamite. The
frightened Italians yesterday left so
rapidly that the Italian population of
200 is reduced by about half. The main
complaint against the foreigners was
that they had accepted without contest
a cut in wages in the lumber mills.
FUNERAL OF EDITOR NOYES.
Attended by Many Distinguished Men
in Public Life.
Washington Feb. 29.—'Marked by an
assemblage which included many of
the most distinguished men in public
life, the funeral of Crosby S. Noyes,
editor of the Washington Star, was
held today at St. Thomas Prcrtestant
Episcopal church.
HARMONY IN FRANKLIN
County Convention Avoids a Contest
and Delegation is Equally Divided
Between Factions Resolutions
ame.
Special to Times-Republican.
Hampton. Feb. 29.—The republican
county convention, Qield here today,
was a harmony affair, and efforts were
•made to prevent a division on any
question. The delegation to the state
convenion was equally divided between
the two wings of the party, and there
was no contest, whatever. The reso
lutions adopted were .mild, the dele
gates contenting themselves with an
endorsement of the Roosevelt admin
istration. Another resolution feelingly
mentioned L. B. Raymond, editor of
the Franklin county Recorder, who is
ill. The following were the delegates
selected:
T. J. B. Robinson, T. W. Purcell, J.
R. Bell, R. H. Clock, J. E. Carr, I. L.
Stuart, Ole Houg, David Evans, Floy
Gillett and W. H. Harrison.
PROBABLY NOT FOUL PLAY.
Body of Captain Kemble, New York,
Found at New Orleans.
New Orleans, Feb. 29.—Captain
Frank Kemble, of New York, master
of the Southern Pacific passenger
steamer Antilles, was murdered here
early today on the water front. The
police attribute the crime to thieves.
Later.—When an autf!sy was per
formed, it was found that death was
due to natural causes, and the police
believe that thieves who ran across
his body picked his pockets, leading
to tile theory of foul play.
Edison Still Improved.
New York. Feb. 29.—The condition
of Thomas A. Edison is reported as
somewhat unproved today. He passed
a comfortable night.
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Candidate For Governor Once a
Strong Defender ol Present
State Administration
WILL HE CHANGE POSITION?
Old Democratic Charges of Extrava
gance Being Rehashed by Republi­
can Opponents of Cummins—Car
roll Speaks on Taxation at Osage
Tonight—What He Once Said.
Special to Times-Repuniican.
lies Moines, Feb. 29.—Auditor of
State B. F. Carroll, who is a candidate
for governor, appears in Osage to
night, where he will address a meet
ing on the subject of taxation. It will
be remembered that the subject of state
expenditures was one of the strong
est attacks on (he. republican ticket by
the democrats in this state two years
ago. It will be remembered that the
executive council, which is composed
of the governor, secretary of state,
auditor and treasurer, was accused of
gross extravagance. Auditor Carroll
has been a member of the executive
council for six years and has helped
assess the railroads and has adjusted
the assessment of the farm lands and
all other property of the state and par
ticipated in fixing the state levy. Dur
ing that campaign two years ago he
look occasion to say some things for
the benefit of the republican state
ticket on the subject of taxation which
was some of the best campaign mater
ia! the republicans had against the at
tacks of the democrats.
The republican state central commit
tee used his defense of the executive
council and had it printed in the sup
plements that were furnished to the
republican newspapers. It was thus
given wide circulation over the state.
In one of these supplements Mr. Car
roll says: "The impression seems to
prevail that the executive c3uncil Is re
sponsible for the amount of money
rh!sed and expended for state purposes.
The council simply carries into effect
the express will of the legislature.
"The duty of the council is to see
that expenditures have been authorized
and are made in compliance with law.
It should be born in mind, however,
that a large per cent of the state funds
are not under control of the council
either directly or indirectly.
"The expenditures for the fiscal year
ending June 30, 1906, were in round
numbers $3,856,000. More than 68 per
cent of this amount or $2,629,000 was
expended for the benefit of state insti
tutions, no part of which requires even
the approval of the executive council.
Of the last amount named about $1,
890,000 went to institutions under the
board of control and $739,000 to the
three educational institutions. The re
maining $1,037,000 was expended as
follows: For the general assembly
$137,000 for the maintenance of the
various departments of the state, $610,
000 for the state militia $70,000 for
miscellaneous appropriations such as
capital Improvements, historical build
ing. monuments on southern battle
fields, etc., $309,000: leaving about
$100,000 for the purchase of supplies,
fuel, furniture and fixtures, postage,
express, etc.
"The item ff $610,000 designated as
maintenance for the various depart
ments includes all of the salaries
and expenses of all officers and
employes of the state, all of the ex
penses connected with the various de
partments, and also includes the sal
aries of the district judges of the state.
There has been a considerable increase
in this item in the last M|v years by
reason of the increase in salaries of
the district judges, which in the ag
gregate amounts to $53,000 a year,
being $1,000 each, and for the further
reason that the bank examiners, insur
ance examiners, building and loan ex
aminers, oard of etaoi taoin taoinn
aminers, oil inspectors, pharmacy com
mission. board of health, board of den
tal examiners, board of medical ex
aminers, and veterinary medical ex
aminers formerly collected and re
tained fees for their services and ex
penses, and no account was kept of
the same by the state, except as to
fees in excess of the amounts that
were allowed to be retained and were
turned into the state treasury. Now
such fees are collected and turned
into the state treasury, and the ex
aminers, commissions and boards are
paid by warrants drawn on the treas
ury in the same manner as all other
officers and employes of the state."
Proceeding, Mr. Carroll points out
that the turning of the fees into the
treasury has been profitable to the
state, and he further points out that
deducting the amounts paid the dis
trict judges and the boards and com
missions. there has been an increase
in the cost of maintaining the state
government of less than 5 per cent
over the cost five years before, and
that in spite of the vast increase in
the state business. He furthermore de
fends the legislature for its increased
appropriations to the state education
al and other state institutions.
This statement of Auditor Carroll
was a very effective answer to the
democratic charge that Governor
Cummins was responsible for all the
money spent by the state. Of course,
this same charge has but recently re
appeared in the Cedar Rapids Repub
lican and some other newspapers, but
of course no one will charge but that
the editors of these newspapers know
better and are only following out their
policy of printing anything regard
less of truth if they think it will injure
the governor.
Mr. F. H. Keys of Council Bluffs
yesterday authorized t'he announce
ment of his candidacy for state rail
road commissioner to succeed Mr.
S. Ketohum of Marsha.lUown, who 5:
i, candidate f»r a second term nomi'
ation. 5?
Mr. Kms was in Des MoineS di
ing the day and last night stated 't'
he had definitely decided to be a cat) 5*
date in the republican primary/d*
June 2. While here he was In (A
•ference with prominent members of n,
Iowa State Manufacturers* assc ®.
tion, of whose executive committf
is a member and in which he has
•been a prominent and influential
member during the years it has been
in existence.
His announcement was formally
made in Council Bluffs yesterday and
iwill a.ppear in the Nonpareil today.
Mr. Keys is in the manufacturing
business, the senior member of the
firm of Keys Bros. Keys Bros, have
been engaged in the manufacture of
carriages, buggies, etc., for more than
thirty years in this state. They were
located at Villisca and Red Oak until
about nineteen years ago, when they
removed tiheir business to Council
Bluffs, where they .have carried it on
extensively and successfully. The Arm
is well knijwn all over the west, es
pecially in western Iowa.
Edith Hepburn, young daughter of
Captain Hepburn and granddaughter of
Representative Hepburn, has been
designated by the navy department to
christen the netw derelict destroyer,
which will be launched at Norfolk,
March 18.
Representative Hepburn will ke
•present as will also members of the
(house committee on interstate and for
eign commerce.
CAR REACHES IOWA
American Auto Reaches Clinton
Noon—Military
Car in Ditch—Ital
ian and French Machines Leave Chi­
cago.
Special to Tlmes-Rfpubllcan.
Clinton, Fob. 2.—The American auto
came over the Mississippi into Iowa
at 12:10 o'clock today, after a run
from Sterling, thirty-three miles, in
one hour and twenty-five minutes. The
car hopes to overtake the military
•machine, whioh went into the ditch
twenty miles west of Cedar Rapids
this morning.
The American car left Clinton for
the west at 1:40 this afternoon.
Two Others Leave Chicago.
Chicago, Feb. 29.—The Italian auto
mobile and first French machine, par
ticipants in the N. Y.-Paris automo
bile race, left here today at 11 o'clock.
They followed the route taken yester
day by the American car, which passed
thru Sterling, 111., at 10:20 today. The
crew of Che latter expect to reach Ce
dar Rapids before night.
To Go Separate Ways.
Chicago, Feb. 29.—The American and
the foreign cars in the New York to
Paris automobile race have decided to
go their separate ways and let the final
honor fall to the car which reaches
Paris first. From this time on the race
will be on in earnest.
Montague Roberts in the American
color bearer, the Thomas flyer, left
Chicago at 10:30 o'clock yesterday
morning for the west. He was piloted
for twenty miles out of the city by C.
A. Coey and C. F. Van Sicken of the
Chicago Automobile club and expected
to reach Dixon, 111., by night. Roberts
probably will give up the car to Harold
Brinker at Cheyenne, Wyo., but the
American car, according to official an
nouncement, will go all the way to San
Francisco.
The French car. De Dion, and the
Italian car, the Zust, which will start
out today, will travel until March 5
and then will ship to Seattle and pre
pare for the run into Paris. Whether
Alaska and northern Sibera will be the
route taken by any of these cars will
be decided definitely within a week or
two.
Roberts did not attempt to give any
schedule of time for the western trip.
He has been warned that the roads in
the west are in bad condition. Iowa
mud especially has terrors in store for
the adventurers.
The second French car, the Moto
Bloc, and the German car. the Protos.
are expected in Chicago today. All the
foreign cars will start at the same time
and will try to keep together.
WOMAN MISSING
Mrs. Myra Hadden Disappears From
Home in Council Bluffs Afflicted
With Epilepsy.
Special to Times-Republican.
Council Bluffs, Feb. 29.—Mrs. Myra
Hadden, aged 35 years, who lives with
her brother-in-law, John L. Price, on
South Fourth street, has been missing
sinco early Thursday morning. Mrs.
Hadden is an epileptic and has not
been out of the sight of some member
of the family in years until when she
eluded them Thursday. Neither the
family nor the police can find a. clue
upon which to work.
Sedalia, Mo., Shops Close.
Sedalia, Mo., Feb. 29.—The following
notice was posted at the Missouri Pa
cific railroad shops today:
"Owing to the continued depression
in business the shops will not be op
ened until further notice."
T.-R. BULLETIN.
The Weather.
Sun rises March 1, at 6:40 sets at
6:58.
Iowa—Partly cloudy and possibly
snow flurries in the west tonight and
Sunday.
Illinois and Missouri Probably
threatening weather tonight and Sun
day possibly showers in the south
Sunday.
South Dakota—Probably snow to
night or Sunday.
PAGE ONE.
Telegraphic News:
Haskell Makes Another Break.
Refuses to Accept U. S. Flag.
Bryan Says He Has the Evidence.
Hoagland Will Win in Walking
Match.
American Auto Reaches Iowa.
Otiher Cars Leave Chicago.
Carroll Disputes Standpat Claims.
Council Bluffs Woman Missing.
Progressives Win In Cerro Gordo.
Japan Is Firm.
Fleet Lea.ves Callao.
PAGES TWO AND THREE.
Iowa Newa:
Jamison Gets Receivership.
Wreck Turns Hair White.
Woman Mysteriously Assaulted.
State Sanatorium Guests.
Forty-four Stations Cut Out.
Strike Breakers in Readiness.
PAGE FOUR.
Editorial:
March a Moving Day.
Amusing But Not Practical.
Topics and Iowa Opinion.
Iowa Newspapers.
Sunday Reading.
PAGE FIVE.
City Newa:
Weekly Review of Sports.
Bowling and Indoor Base Ball.
A Marietta Farewell.
Local Comment.
Other News of the City.
PAGES SIX AND SEVEN.
City News:
Cashier Johnson is Arrested.
Another Green Mountain Banker
Held.
German Heir to Flammkamp Estate.
Illegitimate Daughter Stops Division.
Memorial for J. F. Meeker.
Miss Wrigley Wins Prize.
Army Car Finally Here.
Interesting Surgical Work
General News of the City.
Done.
PAGE EIGHT.
Markets and General:
Cattle About Steady.
Hogs Active from the Start
Strength in Wheat.
Light Trade in. Corn.
Senator O-.ven "Undisciplined."
Love Affair in a Council Bluffs
Convent Ends in a Run
away Marriage
ESCAPES ONCE, IS RECAPTURED
Persistent Lover Secures Writ of Ha
beas Corpus and Wedding in Omaha
Follows Ardent Wooer Says He
Was Fired Upon by Hospital At­
tendants and Held Prisoner.
Special to
Times-Republican.
Council Bluffs, Feb. 29.—Orange R.
Dye, a barber, regularly employed here,
today told to a newspaper man the
•details of his startling act of getting a
nun out of St. Bernard's hospital and
accompanying her to Omaha, where
they were married yesterday. He says
the woman was not, as tihe authorities
of the hospital say, a movice, but had
been there as a nun ten years.
"The romance between Mrs. Dye
and myself began about three years
ago," said Dye. "X was an attendant
at the hospital, and "worked there
about ten. months, leaving two years
ago, and during that time Sister Gen
eva and I became well acquainted, to
such an extent that she was removed
from the hospital and 1 was discharged.
After my discharge she was returned
and since that time I have seen her
scores of times and have corresponded
with her without the knowledge of the
other sisters.
It was only recently we decided to
marry. I went up to the hospital at
11 o'clock Thursday night to meet her.
She cams to the edge of a high terrace
and threw down her suit case. She had
come down from the building without
her shoes on, having them in her hand.
As she :hrew the case down we were
discovered and I was fired at. Sister
Geneva ran down the street, making
her way to the Ogden hotel, but I was
cornered and at the point of a gun
taken into the hospital and locked up.
There I remained until 3 o'clock in the
morning, when Sister Geneva was
brought back, and at 5 o'clock I was
released. I saw a lawyer and secured
a writ of habeas corpus, and returned
to the hospital at 2 o'clock and secured
her releiise.
"The people at the hospital did not
take me for a burglar, as they say.
They knew what was up, but I do not
think they suspected anything between
us until Thursday night."
The story of the escape of Sister
Geneva contradicts that given out at
the hospital late last night, which was
that she was a novice, and was per
mitted :o go. only huving been con
vinced that it were better for her to
stay there that night and leave in the
morning
1908—CONGRESS IN SESSION
Our war ships going around ItiQ
world, we're digging the Panamv
canal, several things will happen
In Iowa. Order the T.-R. and keep'
posted.
N E 5 2
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Pedestrians at Kansas City Em
NEGRO'S WONDERFUL STRENGTtl
Kansas City, Feb. 2.—With W. 'A
Hoagland, of Auburn, N. Y., the world
champion pedestrian, leading by a safai
margin of five miles, and Tom Slater,
of Syracuse, N. Y., and H. O. Messier,
of Milwaukee, lighting hard for sec
ond place, the contestants in the si*
day walking match in the convention
ihall at noon today entered upon the
last twelve hours of tiheir journey.
Of the sixteen men who started last
Monday, only seven remained. OH
these probably the most .popular with
the crowds is J. E. Blake, a southern
negro, who has displayed the most re
markable power endurance and de
termination. When Blake heard the
race was to be held here ihe was in
Florida, but determined to compete.
He walked from Tallaihasse to Kansas
City. The last day of his walk the
negro was without food or funds. Ha
'had no trainer, and none noticed 'him.
During the first twelve hours of the
race he walked without food. When
the day was over Blake slept in the
hall. He uttered no complaint. Ttho
promoters soon discovered his story,
however, and relieved him of his hun
ger. Blake started today sixth in the
race and probably will share in the
money.
MEXICAN MINERS SAFE.
Escape Death in Explosion of Fira
Damp at Sabinas.
Sabinas, Mexico, Feb. 29.—After the
explosion of fire damp Thursday in
the No. 3 shaft of the Rosita mine, at
Musquiz, for at ime it was feared that
many miners had lost their lives. Re
lief parties, however, were immediate
ly organized and all of the men were
brought to the surface before the sub
sequent fire had gained headway. Sev
eral men are still working in an effort
to extinguish the fire.
PREACHER OUT ON BAIL.
Missouri Leader of "Morality Cam
paign" Accused of Crime.
Troy, Mo., Feb. 29.—Rev. Clyde \V.
Gow, pastor of the Methodist church
south of Elsbery, who was arrested
following the death of Miss Elizabeth
Gleason, who died from an operation,
and accused him in her dying state
ment, has been admitted to bail in the:
sum of $3,500. Gow is the leader of
the so-called "morality campaign,"
which recently swept Lincoln county.
DEMANDS $1,000 OF PRIEST.
Unknown Slav Threatens Death if Revi
Neuzil, Chicago, Refuses.
Chicago, Feb. 29.—Rev. Prokopska
Neuzil, pastor of St. Bhocopius Roman
Catholic church, today turned over to
the police a letter written in the Slavr
language that 'he ihad received, in which
the writer demands $1,000, threatening
death if it is refused.
CERRO GORDO SOLID
Progressives Win in Every Precinot
and Control County Convention
Duncan for District Delegate^
Special to Times-Republican.
Mason City, Feb. 29.—Tihe Cerro
Gordo county primaries elected last
night solid progressive delegations
from every precinct. J. E. Blythe and
Senator Gale put up a fight in their
own wards and lost two to one.
Cummins Men in Control.
Special to Times-Republican.
Mason City, Feb. 29.—The Cerro,
Gordo republican convention today was
completely dominated by the Cummins
republicans and had everything with
out a struggle. There were three or
four Allison men on the delegation, but:
none will be sent to the state conven
tion. Duncan Rule's candidacy for dis-.i
trict delegate was endorsed and the^
delegation instructed for him. Thef
convention departed from the usuali
rule of a morning session and did not''
meet till 2 p. m.
Progressive is Indorsed.
•v.
ter on Last Stretch ot Long
Contest 3J
Unknown Entry from Florida, With'
No Backers, Walked Many Hours
Without Food Becomes Favorite
and Will Land One of Prizes—Only-
Seven of Sixteen Contestants Remain*
6peclal to Times-Republican.
Washington, la., Feb. 29.—The fouB
wards held caucuses, and S. -A. White,- f?
progressive, was indorsed in eacfli ward
as delegate to the state con\-entloiu V.'
The other delegates chosen were all
standpat. fesf
NINE TERRIBLY BURNED.
Explosion of Sulphur Causes $190,000
Property Loss at Brooklyn.
New York, Feb. 29.—Nnie employes
of the National Sulphur Company's
mill at Brooklyn, were terribly burned
and lacerated by an explosion of sul
phur in the company's plant today. The
factory was destroyed at loss «i
100,000.
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