Newspaper Page Text
1908—WE ELECT A PRESIDENT
Wi elect congressman, we express our preference for U. S. senator. M- We nominate in county, district and state. Order the T.-R. and keep posted. VOLUME THIRTY-FOUR. Anarchist Killed By Chief Ship py Identified and Companions Are in Custody MISS AVERBUCH BEING HELD Sister of Dead Man, With Others, Sus pected of Complicity in Plot—Shippy Gives Details of Encounter With As sailant—Was Expecting Attack Other Cities Alarmed. Chicago, Marclft 3.—Isadore Marrm, aged 20, a Russian Jew, known as the "curly haired boy," the companion of Lazarus Averbuch, the anarchist who was shot and killed yesterday in an at tempt to assassinate chief of Police Shippy, was arrested today near Aver buch's home. Maron is known by the police to have attended an anarchist meeting at Workman's Hall with Averbuch last Sunday night and is' declared to have been the slain assassin's most intimate companion. At the police station Ma ron acknowledged he had known Aver buch for some time and that they had attended anarchist meetings together. Considerable anarchistic literature was found in his possession. In addition to Maron, three other persons are being held by the police in connection with the attempted assassination of Chief Shippy. Their names are: Olga Aver buch, aged 22, sister of Shippy's as sailant Tonoitis Kocimioros, a bar tender, and Edward Berman, aged 40, a. cobbler. Plotted Against Priest. Chicago, March 3.—Frank Zajicek, was arrested early today, charged with sending a threatening letter to a Roman Catholic clergyman. The .prisoner is 38 years old, and lives on the borders of the Ghetto district. He admitted sending a demand for $1,000 to the priest, according to the police. Shippy Was Prepared. Chicago, March 3.—Chief of Police George AI. Shippy in an interview' gave the details o.f his encounter with his assailant He said: "I had a premonition of this, and the attack on me came as no surprise. Therefore I have been on guard. My premonition that I was the object of an assassination plot was verified this morning. The first I knew was the ring at the door bell about 9 o'clock. It might have been a few minutes earlier or it might have been a min ute or two later. I answered in per son and saw standing there a man who was evidently a Sicilian or an Ar menian. He was about 26 years old. He said: 'Is Chief Shippy In I have an important letter for him.' ••With that he took out of his pocket an envelope addressed to George M. Shippy, superintendent of police. City hall, Chicago, or residence, 31 Lincoln place. I looked at the man and in stead of taking the letter I grasped him arm. With that he struggled. My wife, who had ibeen attracted by the noise of the struggle, started down stairs. I held the man and called to her, "See If that man has a gun in his pocket?' My wife ran down, and while I held him she placed her hand in his right overcoat pocket and got hold of a gun. She said: Tes, George, he has.' "I said, 'For God's sake, hold it.' I then grappled with him and threw him over the telephone stand in the en trance hall. He released his hand from any grasp and while my wife still held the gun he pulled a knife from inside of his overcoat, a knife such as I never aaw •before. 1 It had a blade twelve to fourteen in ches long. He cut across my right arm and got me. Then I ifired at him. Then Foley fired. About this time my boy, Harry, started downstairs after his mother. He cried, 'Papa, I will help you.' "Then I heard a shot entirely differ ent from my gun and Foley's gun. I saw my wife was not able to keep up the unequal struggle. The assassin wrenched the gun from her. Then, as my boy grappled with him, he shot Harry just above the heart. I saw Harry fall to the stairs and as he did BO he cried, Papa, I'm shot I can't help you any more." "Then I shot to kill. I had only shot to disable before, but when my boy cried that he had been shot I shot to kill. I put one bullet thru that fel low's head and another thru his heart. Afterward I found out that the fellow had fired a shot earlier than the one that had hit my boy. The second shot •fired by him went thru Foley's right hand, causing him to drop his revol ver. "This was the third visit made to my house by this fellow. Sunday morning he called after I had left for the city hall. Harry let this fellow in then. The man said he wanted to see the chief, and Harry answered, 'My father lias gone to work.' This fellow came again this morning at 7 o'clock. The maid. Tlierese Tauer, informed him that he could not see me until 9 o'clock. The man declared that he had an important letter to deliver, but she would not let him in, telline: him he would have to call later. He returned at the hour «he had suggested and the shooting followed." Shown to Be a Nihilist. The dead anarchist was identified last flight as Harry Averbuch. a Russian Jaw, who had lived in America only three months. He lived In Kischineff, Russia, during' tile massacre, going thence to Austria. In a trunkful of books found at his rooms at 218 Washburn avenue, where he lived with his sister Olga. the police found evidence that he was anihiiist of a type that has been increasing in Chi cago during the past year to the alarm of the authorities. The trunk was tilled with books that breathed ferocious, violent anarchy. Averbach is supposed to have been incited to ihIs act by the schooling he got among anarchistic groups in Chi cago, and to have selected chief Shippy as a mark because of the latter's ac tivity against the reds. The attempted assassination is con jectured by the police to have been part of a plot to murder other city officials, several of whom lately have received anonymous letters threatening them with death. Linked With Denver Case. It is linked with the slaying of Father Leo Heinrichs at Denver, Feb ruary 23, while the priest was admin istering holy communion at the altar rail of his church to Giuseppe Alio, his slayer, and it is the direct outcome of a remarkable subterranean growth of anarchism in Chicago, of which the police have been cognizant for nearly a year past, and to stop which they have recently adopted drastic remedies. In retaliation for his activities to ward the suppression of the "reds" Chief Shippy is supposed to have been picked as the first victim. The assassin gained access to the chief's home by feigning that he had a letter to deliver. On obtaining admittance he shoved an envelope into Chief Shippy's hand. The spread of the propaganda of anarchy has been so rapid of late that, the police authorities declare. the metropolis is festering with nihilism and conditions are fully as grave as they were in the days of the Haymar ket riots. The situation is so critical that the city council probably may take action, when it meets Friday night, with a view -to ascertaining wnat remedies can be applied, while it is ^probable that the grand jury will make an in vestigation. Meanwhile the police are redoubling their activities. Warned by yester day's attempted assassiaation, they issued orders last night to keep the, city hall clepr of the loungers and 1 •loafers that frequent its corridors. Ex tra policemen are also to be placed on guard in the various departments as an additional precaution. Instructions also were given the .bluecoats to make the surveillance of the anarchists even stricter than it has been since the anti-clerical move ment cropped out. Notices were sent out that Emma Goldman was not to be allowed to make any speeches when she came to Chicago and that a close watch was to, bo kept over her move ments. To Celebrate the Commune. Posters have been issued by the "reds" advertising several meetings to be conducted by Emma Goldman and calling on all friends of the bloody flag to rally for a "celebration of the Paris commune, March 18." "Long live those who live for lib erty," saws one of the handbills, an nouncing that Emma Goldman, "the greatest anarchist speaker in the country, will speak on "The Crisis Its Cause and Remedy.'" Friday night at Hod Carriers' hall. The prophetess of anarchism ap peared last night at Springfield. Mo., and the moment she sets foot in Chi cago she will be under the surveillance of detectives. No dragnet will foe spread and there will be no attempt on the part of the police to make wholesale arrests of the anarchists, according to Schuettler. Some other method of dealing with the propagandists will be devised, and to day a conference will be held between Mayor Busse, Chief Shippy. Assistant Chief Schuettler and Inspector Lavin, in whose district lies the ghetto, the hotbed of nihilism. NEW YORK ON ALERT. Closest Watch Being Maintained in All Sections of City. New York, March 3.--Greater pre cautions have been taken and are be ing continued for thp prevention of anarchist violence in this city, accord ing to a statement made today by Po lice Commissioner Bingham. These •measures were adopted, the commis sioner said, after letters of a threaten ing nature haid been received by Archbishop Farley and one of the dep uty police commissioners, following the distribution of a circular advising the people to march to Wall street and take what they wanted. Twenty addi tions have been added to the detective ibureau in the financial district, and the closest watch is being maintained in all sections of the city. SUFFRAGISTS HEARD Women Given Annual Hearing and Plead for Privilege o-f Voting Be fore House and Senate Committees. Washington, March 3.—Advocates of female suffrage were today given their annual opportunity to present pleas to congress, the presentation to the sen ate being made before the committee on woman suffrage and to the house before the judiciary committee. Senator Clay, of Georgia, presided over the senate committee meeting. Rev. Anna Shaw, as president of the National Female Suffrage Association, introduced the speakers, the first of whom was Mrs. B. Loekwood, who ex pr*ssf»l confidence in the support of Jier cause by the commir.t-e. Mrs. Fan nie Fernald, president cf the Maine Woman's Suffrage Association, made an eloquent plea for a "voice in the government which controls every in terest we .hold dear." The house hearing was presided over by Chairman Jenkins E.nd was in charge of Mrs. Harriet Taylor L'pton of Ohio. foeumg Much Mystery Surrounds Organ ization Promoting Kenomi nation of Roosevelt HEADQUARTERS ESTABLISHED Movement Secures Rooms in Same Building With National Committee— Believe Developments Will Force President to Accept—Roosevelt for Roosevelt Policies. (Spccial Washington CorrespojiftenwJ Washington, March 3.—The move ment for the renomination for presi dent of Roosevelt has taken new life, and incidentally has developed an ele ment of mystery which Is giving it special interest. The report is that an "angel," or a syndicate of angels, has been found to finance the enterprise. It is known that the people's lobby, organized about two years ago, is active and has inter ested some people of means in the en terprise. Sarbourne, of Oregon, is pushed to the front as the head of the movement, while for the present his backers are kept out of sight. Great interest is taken in every movement, because the real inner working of the organization will be frankly made known soon. 'The movement has rented a suite of rooms in the same office building the republican national committee has 'headquarters. Arrangements .have been in the main perfected to issue a vast amount of literature, cartoons, posters, ets., and some of the drawings have been seen. The people interested in the movement are convinced that it is not too late, but that on the other hand the time is ri,pe for forcing the president to the front whether he ap proves or not. He is going to make an Important step very soon, in the direction of forcing congress ten pass some progressive legislation whether it likes to or not, and the third term ers think this move will afford their opportunity for effective appeal to the sentiment which they say is well nigh universal—that nobody can carry for ward the Roosevelt policies except the president himself. IOWA BILLS REPORTED. Ottumwa. Fort Dodge and LeMars to Secure Appropriations. Special to Times-Republican. Washington, March 3.—Senator Scott today reported favorably from the committee on public buildings the bills for public buildings appropriations at Ottumwa, Fort Dodge, and LeMars. NEW PUBLIC PRINTER. President Will Appoint W. S. Rossiter, of New York. Washington. March 3.—It is under stood that the president has decided to appoint W. S. Rossiter, of New York, to be public printer to succeed Charles S. Stillings. of Massachusetts. Rossiter has been for several years chief clerk of the census office, and recently was detailed by the president to make an examination into the conduct of the business of the government printing office. CONTRADICTS SIMS Commander F. F. Fletcher, Naval Ex pert, Says American or Any Other Navy Could Not Have Done Better Shooting Than That at Santiago. Washington, March 3.— Commander F. F. Fletcher, naval expert on the subject of turret construction, and particularly on the subject of ammuni tion hoists, today appeared before the senate committee on naval affairs, and contradicted much of the testimony given by Commander Sims yesterday. Senator Perkins questioned Fletcher about the statement of Sims that the American navy at Santiago gave a poor exhibition of marksmanship. Witness said that from all records he had ever seen or heard of, no navy could have done better shooting at that time. The president today ap pointed Charles I. Sigsbee, son of Rear Admiral Sigsbee, and a number of sons of deceased naval officers, as midshipmen. MORE REBATES CHARGED. St. L. & S. F. Railroad and Kansas City Lumber Company Indicted. St. Louis, March 3.—Indictments! charging the St. Louis & San Francisco railroad with granting, and the Chap man & Dewey Lumber Company, of Kansas City with accepting rebates, were returned by the federal grand jury today. There are thirteen counts in «ach of the indictments, charging the 'Frisco with giving rebates to the lumber company" on that number of shipments, and the lumber company with accepting the rebates. GERRY-HARRIMAN WEDDING. One of the Most Brilliant in New York This Season. New York, March 3.—Miss Cornelia Harriman, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Harriman, was married at HUGHES UNALARHED MARSHALT/rOWS\ IOWA* TUESDAY, MARCH 1908 noon today to Robert Livingstone Ger ry, son of Commodore and Mrs. Kl b'ridge T. C.erry, of New York. The ceremony was performed at Grace Kpiscopai church, and was one of the most brilliant of the many notable weddings which have marked the New York social season. The bride's gown was of white satin, trimmed with point del Venice lace, and she wore a Lou ise XV. veil of point applique. The color scheme of the wedding was pink. After the ceremony a breakfast and reception were held at the Harriman residence. MAINE CITIES ELECT. Seven Republican Mayors and City Governments Elected. Portland, Me.. March 3.—Of eleven Maine cities which held municipal election yesterday, seven elected re publican mayors and city governments, against four republican mayors and six republican city governments in 1907. Elections were held in Auburn, Bath, Eastport. Ellsworth. Gardiner. Hallo well. Lewiston, Rockland, South Port land, Saco and Waterville. Expresses Confidence in Integrity of New York Assembly in Special Mes sage. Albany, N. Y., March 3.—Governoi Hughes today sent to the assembly a message declining to give the name of the alleged gambler whose letter, giv en out Sunday night at the executive chamber and published yesterday, im plied that money would be used to pre vent the enactment of anti-race track gambling bills. "I give no credence to any report that members of your honorable body would be deflected from their manifest duty by any attempt, if any such were made 'in the part of those who have vast interests at stake in the matter, to corrupt their judgment," the mes sage says. "On the contrary, 1 have im plicit confidence the legislature will carry into effect a constitutional man date and will purge our state of this source of misery and vice which exists only because the will of the people, flatly declared in fundamental law, has not been carried into effect." ,,L ..i-3 ANNUAL AUTO TOURNAMENT. Seven Events Scheduled for Week on Ormond-Daytona Beach. Hotel Ormond, Fla., March 3. The sixth annual tournament on the Or mond-Daytona beach began today, un der ideal weather condition'*. Se'en events are scheduled for the week of racing. The tournament opened with a 100-mile race for the Minneapolis trophy, with six cars, representing Italy, France, Germany and the United States entered. Only three cars started in 100-mile race. Cedrino driving a 60 horse-pow er Italian car, Blakely, a 130 horse power American car, and Shefts. a 120 horse-power American car. Cedrino won in 110 minutes and 20 seconds. This was 34 minutes and 4 seconds slower than the record. RUEF MAS NERVE Brings Suit to Collect His Expenses While a Prisoner in Charge of Of ficers—Judge Dunne et al, Defend ants. iSan Francisco, March 3.—Abraham Ruef filed suit against Judge Dunne, Rudolph Spreckles, District Attorney Langdon, Detective Burns, Francis J. Heney, and W. J. Biggy, yesterday, for $4,659, alleging this is the amount put up by him for his prison quarters, aut omobile hire and living expenses dur ing the time he was in charge of Elisor Biggy, under orders of Judge Dunne. Ruef claims to be able to prove that Chief of Police Biggy stated to him that unless he paid his own expenses he would be taken to jail. FRENCH CAR DETAINED. Undergoing Repairs at Cedar Rapids Italian Car Gets Lead. Cedar Rapids, March 3.—The Italian car in the New York-to-Paris autoino ibile endurance race, left here at 6:30 today. The French car is still here, undergoing ropairs. American Car Making Poor Time. Special co Times-Republican. Vail, March 3.—The American car passed thru here at 11:30 a. m., today, making twelve miles per hour. American Car at Denison. Special to Times-Republican. Denison, March 3.—The American car reached here at 12:38, in good condition after an eighty-one mile run over heavy roads this morning. A. F. Boy Ian, of Denison, piloted the car from Ogden to Denison. Hans Thiesen pi lots the car to Omaha and started Im mediately after dinner. He expects to reach Omaha by 6 p. m. Army Car Nears End of Trip. Cortland, Neb., March 3.—The army car, from New York to Fort Leaven worth, passed here at 11:45 this morn ing. Hepburn Introduces Bill. Washington, March 2.—A bill to tax the sale and transfer of stocks was in troduced in the house today by Hep burn. Polish Land Bill Passes. Berlin. March 3.—The Prussian diet today passed the Polish land explora tion bill without amendment. -*•. Board of Agriculture Looking Ahead Many Years in Caring For Iowa's Big Fair i_ MAKES PLAN FOR THE FUTURE Magnificent Plaza to Adorn Center of the Grounds—Implement Manufact urers Willing to Erect Permanent Buildings of Their Own—Control Board to Do Less Building. Special to Times-Republican. Des Moines, Match 3.—Plans for a magnificent plaza and permanent im provements costing many hundreds of thousands of dollars will be adopted by the state board of agriculture when it meets in a few days. The state board has had in mind for some time to adopt a permanent scheme of im provements for the fair grounds. It has been recognized that if new im provements were placed each year without regard to the future plans of the grounds there would soon be trou ble. This year the board decided to erect a $20,000 administration building, and when the question arose as to where the building should be situated, it at once became apparent that before it could be located the future plans ot tho fair must be decided upon also. It is practically decided now to have a magnificent plaza in the center of the grounds. This plaza will probably extend from the street car station in side the grounds in a northeasterly di rection past the agricultural building. At the extreme northeast end will stand the administration building. This plaza will be brilliantly lighted at night and during the fair will be magnifi cently laid out in flower beds and walks. It will give the grounds the appearance ot an exposition, which the institution is in fact. In order to determine this question of the plaza and its location, and the location of the administration build ing, the board must decide at this time whether there shall ever be a mile track at the fair ggrounds. It must also determine where the mammoth machinery hall is to be located when built, aifd where the new amphitheatre is to stand when erected. It must de termine the location of the new stock pavillion, which it is recognized the institution must some day have, and the location of the new cattle and horse barns. It is possible that the board may de cide to some day entirely cut away the greater part of one of the hills to the rear of the agricultural building. Two plans for the grounds have been drawn and will be submitted to the board when it meets. One of these provides for the plaza to extend from the street car entrance northeast. The other provides that it shall extend thru the grounds north and south just west of the street running west of the stock pavillion and agricultural build ing. It is possible that the board will find that the latter plan is impractical because the present amphitheatre ex tends over the site where the admin istration building would have to be placed if this latter plan were adopt ed. Several of the large implement man ufacturers have signified a desire to erect costly permanent buildings on the state fair grounds to be used for their exhibits each year. They have not been allowed to erect them thus far because no permanent plan for the grounds have been adopted. As soon as these plans are adopted these build ings will go up. some of them possi bly this year if the ground can be made available. Altogether the plans that the board will adopt at this time will contemplate improvements in the grounds reaching close to a million dollars and provid ing for all the more important im provements that will be made in the grounds for the next generation. Each year these improvements will be made and the grounds bettered as the pro fits of the fair and the liberality of the state legislature will permit till the whole scheme is completed and it is the hope of the board that all the Im provements will be made during the next decade. Fewer new buildings will be erected by the state board of control this year than in many years and this is partly due to the low stage of the money in the state treasury. Last year the board laid the foundations for a $65,000 infir mary at Mt. Pleasant, a $100,000 new cell house at the Fort Madison peni tentiary and started a new infirmary ii Clarlnda. These will be completed this year. In new buildings the board will this vear erect a $20,000 cottage at the Girls' Industrial School at Mitchell ville. and a $35,000 new cold storage building at the school for the deaf at Council Bluffs. These will be the only buildings to be started and completed this year. The plans and specifications are in the hands of the contractors now for bids. Two other buildings will be started, however. One will be a $125,000 infir mary at Cherokee and the other a $125,000 infirmary at Independence. Only $25,000 of the appropriation in each instance will be available this year and that after July 1. Consequent ly no more than the foundations for these buildings will be erected tills year. When the supreme court meets next week there will he argued before the court a motion for a new trial in the famous Doyle vs. Burns case from Pottawattamie county. I lie case involv ing many thousands of dollars in Colo rado gold mines. APPENDICITIS CURED BY X-RAY. Dr. Charles Harvey Archibald Makes Discovery. New York. March 3.—My an accident Dr. Charles Harvey Archibald of this city has learned that appendicitis yields to X-ray treatment. He declares he has cured many cases in private practice and yesterday publicly an nounced his discovery and offered to prove its worth before medical ex pert s. When an appendicitis patient comes into 1 r. Archibald's office the physi cian places the sufferer in front of a Roentgen machine. Then he trains the powerful penetrating ray upon the sore spot. The swelling soon is re duced and the pain stopped. Five or six days later, after four to six "appli cations." Dr. Archibald says the cure is effected. "The new cure is so childishly sim ple I won Id have never come upon it except by the merest luck," the physi cian said, "It Is nothing .more nor less than the process of bombarding the congestion about the appendix with violet electric rays. The treatment causes the blood to return to the cen tral circulating system. "I am convinced there is absolutely no further need of the knife in appen dicitis."®?,. A NEW MOVEMENT Literary and ^Professional Men Inaug urate "National Fellowship of the University Militant"—Its Objects Broad. Kansas City, March 3.—A new social movement of national scope has es tablished "headquarters here. Those interested are literary and professional men, and the object 'is to make the spirit of the university a force in pol itics. The organization is called "The National Fellowship of the University Militant." The fellowship hopes to es tablish a municipal university in every city in the United States on a model that is being worked out here. Rev. Charles Ferguson, president of the Kansas City university, said: "This university .project is the logical fulfillment of the American public school system—a publ school of grown men—and will put an end to the clash of antagonism and open up an unprecedented era of prosperity." .... MAY HAVE ELOPED. Cedar Rapids Young People Missing —May Be Together. Cedar Rapids, March 3.—A young fellow named Montgomery, who has been in the employ of the Brown News company, and Bessie Zach have mys teriously disappeared from Cedar Rap ids, and it looks as tho it might be an elopement. They have been missing since last Friday, and no trace can be found of their whereabouts. Montgomery is the husband of Ber tha Kuhn Montgomery, the little girl who was mixed up in the Stout mur der affair at Vinton last fall, and he has been married for two or three years. Last summer he was traveling with one of the Ringling advertising cars as a cook, and was absent with them when his young wife started out on the wagon trip which resulted in the murder at Vinton. After that af fair Montgomery returned and bought the girl wife to Cedar Rapids, and made a home for her. MORE SOLDIERS TO MOROCCO. French Cabinet Will Continue Its Ag gressive Government Policy. Paris, March 3.—The cabinet today voted formally to send 4.000 additional soldiers to Morocco, with the object of continuing the aggressive policy of the government in that country. FEAR AN EPIDEMIC Three Deaths firflm Meningistis at Three Deaths From Meningitis at Much Alarm Felt. Special to Times-Republican. Council Bluffs, March 3.—Three deaths of young people occurred in the city of Harlan Sunday and yesterday from cerebro-spinal meningitis, re sulting in the greatest alarm among the citizens. George Billings, aged 19, and Charles Wirth, aged 19. were boon companions. One died Sunday and the other yesterday. The other death was of a five-year old girl in the Bartlett family. The schools have been closed and public burials prohibited. A revival that was in progress was also ordered suspended by the mayor and the ohurch fumigated. Great fears .. of a .serious epidemic are felt. Horse Falls on Rider. Webster. City, March 3.—Ben W. Wilkinson, residing on the Boak farm northwest of town, had his leg broken yesterday by having a horse fall upon it. He was driving cattle and the horse he was riding slipped and fell, breaking Wilkinson's leg above the an kle. Dr. Drake, of this city, and Dr. Smith, of Wooistock, were called and attended to his injuries. He is report ed as getting along as well as could be expected. T.-R. BULLETIN. MUM rat The Weather. Sun rises Maxell 4, G::i& sets, 6:02. Iowa—dncrof cloudiness, with probably rain aaow Hurries tonight or Wednesday Illinois—Inc* .sins cloudiness, with probably si"J? .rs Wednesday not much chanf,©* the temperature. South Df^ i—Partly cloudy tonight and Wed a -y colder tonigh t. :A: Grounds. 11 ISSiK $ PAGE ONE. Telegraph News: Frient7(? Assassin Under Arrest. Engitiehivn Threaten to Strike. Clinton Woman Crushed by Car. Sioux City Workman Falls to Death. Plaza Planned -or State Fair New University Movement. Train Service to Be Restored. Ruef Sues Officials. PAGES TWO AND THREE. Iowa News: Warring on Chairman Miller. Carnegie Boosts Coe College. Muscatine Backslides. No Cheap-Land Boom. Swaledale Church War. Strong Evidence Against Girl Wife PAGE FOUR. Editorial: Cities of Hunger. A Premium on Assassination. One Man's Choice. Topics and iowa Opinion. Looker-On in Iowa. PAGE FIVB General News: If Not Taft. Who? Oddity in the News. Storv, The Fighting Chance PAGES SIX AND SEVEN. City News: W. H. 11. Whitehill Dead Was Former' County Supervisor. City Employes Must Pay Bills. Thief Steals Cash Register and All. Would Form County Historical So ciety. Dr. Whinery's Condition Critical. General News of the Cit,r PAGE EIGHT. Markets and General: Wheat Closes Strong. Firm Tone in Corn. Cattle Steady. ,v. Hogs 10 Cents Lower. -v. Red's Priestess Jokes.^ Mrs. Alice Gabriel, Prominent in Clinton, Instantly Killed While Crossing Street MOTHER OF BUSINESS MEN Failed to Note Car's Approach—Rober Condron, Sioux City Workman, Is Killed by Fall From Wall of New Building Precipitated by Swinging Derrick—State News* Special to Times-Republican. Clinton, March 3.—Mrs. Alice Ga briel, aged 74, one of Clinton's oldest and most prominent residents, was in stantly killed this morning while cross ing the street in front of an electric car. The aged woman did not hear the car, and turned suddenly in front of it, the vehicle passing over her body. She leaves two daughters and four .sons, the latter prominent business men of this city. Workman Killed by Fall. Special to T!:nea-iti publican. Sioux City, March 3.—Robert Con dron, 41 years old, was instantly killed in a fall from the walls of the plant of the Interstate Brewing company at noon today. A swinging derrick caused the scaffold on which he was at work to swing, causing Condron to fall. Will Meet Nine-Hour Law. Philadelphia, March 3.—Both the Pennsylvania and Reading railroads have made provision for meeting the federal nine hour law for operators and dispatchers in the railroad service, which goes into effect tomorrow. On the former, 700 additional operators will be required, and about one-third of that number are needed on the Reading. Illinois Central Meeting. Chicago, March 3.—The meeting of Illinois Central stockholders convened at 2 this afternoon and is awaiting the report of the proxy committee, which at 2:30 was not yet ready to announce the result of its labors. ADDITIONAL MARKETS 8t. Louis Grain. St. Louis, March 3. Wheat—May, l.Ul. Corn—May, f!» Oats—May, I New York Grain. New York, March 3. Wheat—May, l.OTVi. Corn—May. 71%. Butter—Quiet held firsts to thirds, 34®39 others unchanged. Eggs—Easier firsts 21 '/4 seconds, 21 thirds, 20@20%. 1908—CONGRESS IN SESSION Our war ships going around Ihtf world, we're digging the Panama canal, several things will happen In Iowa. Order the T.-R. and k««p posted.':''., N E 5 4 Secret Conference at Peoria Agreed Upon Important Ques tion ol Wages STRIKE is THREATENED Announcement®^*Made That Heroio Measures Will Be Resorted to if Companies Carry Out Their An*/ nounced Intentions—Much Secrecy* Surrounds Meeting of BrotherhoocU Peoria, 111., March 3.—Grandmaster J. J. Harnahan, Grand Secretary and Treasurer W. S. Carter, and other of finals of the Brotherhood of Locomo tive Fireman and Enginemen, courte ously but positively decline to give out anything concerning the meeting in progress here. When the advisory committee adjourns the Peoria confer ence, it will be with the business not entirely completed, and with another meeting arranged at Washington foe some early date yet to be decided upon.. But at the meeting now in progress the attitude of the brotherhood upon the proposed wage reductions will be determined upon. In fact, it is pretty safe to say that a determination to re sist, by heroic measures if necessary, ig already arrived at. While information from official sources is withheld for the present, ii is understood to be only secret until, plans for meeting the contingencies ara made and the attitude of the organiza tion determined upon. Any reduction will be resisted even to the adoption of heroic measures, if necessary. POWDER WRECKS TRAIN. Two Fatally Hurt in Big Four Disaster Near Litchfield, III. Litchfield, 111., March 3.—A cargo of powder carried by a Big Four freight train exploded today while the train was running at full speed, ten'miles from here. Two men are reported as fatally Injured. The train was badly wrecked, and several cars burned. The concussion shook houses and shattered windows for many miles. The injured are Lloyd Gaw of San Antonio, Texas, severely Paul S. Dougherty of Paxon, III., internally,-' a letter carrier, honorably dis-. charged from the United States navy. What remained of the train after thai explosion was practically destroyed by fire. Many cars consumed were loaded with cotton, lumber and merchandise. The track was torn up for a hundred feet and traffic was blocked for many hours. None of the train crew was hurt. ., KILLS TWO FOR MONEY. Beats Holden, W. Va., Woman's Brains Out With Hammer. Huntington, W. Va., March 3.—An unknown man last night entered tha home of Steve Pushka at Holden, near here, killed Mrs. Pushka by beating her brains out with a hammer, and fa tally wounded, her four-year-old son. Robbery is believed to be the motive for the crime, as $300 hidden in Sb trunk was taken by the murderer. FEAR FOR ROYALTY. Anxiety at Madrid Over King ancf Queen's Trip to Barcelona. Madrid, March 3.—•Considerable con* cern is being felt in this city for the safety of King Alfonso and Queen Victoria, on their approaching visit to Barcelona, The newspapers regard tha trip as imprudent, in view of the agi tation created by the many recenO bomb outrages in that city. DEFENSE ASKS ACQUITTAL. Refusal Will Mean No Testimony foil Defense in Hartje Case. Pittsburg, March 3.—When tha Hartje case was resumed this after noon, the defense asked the court to instruct the jury and bring in a verdict of acquittal. If this is refused, the casa will be submitted to the jury without any testimony for the defense being taken. MADE COUNTERFEIT MONEY. Four Men and One Woman Arrested in Brooklyn, N. Y. New York, March 3.—A complete counterfeiting plant forthe making ot spurious half dollars, was seized la Brooklyn today, and four men and one women were arrested, charged with making and circulating imitation coin* 4,000 BACK AT WORK. American Car and Foundry Company'# Berwick, Pa., Plant Resumes. Berwick, Pa,, March 3.—The BerwicW plant of the American Car and Foun* dry Company resumed work today, giving employment to 4,000 employeJU Pittsburg Taking Heed. Pittsburg, March 3.—Following th* attempted assassination of Chief of Police Shippy, of Chicago, yesterday, the local authorities are taking vig orous meastires to prevent outbreaks of a similar nature here. All known per sons of anarchistic tendencies are be-« ing closely watched, and renewed ef forts are being directed toward the capture of foreign blackmailing prgan Uatlons.