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1908—WE ELECT A PRESIDENT 11*' W«. elect a congressman, we express .- -cur preference for U. S. senator. (V- We nominate in county, diet riot fH-*ind state. Order the T.-R. and t.eep posted. VOLUME THIRTY-FOUR. Profess to Be Certain That War Secretary Can Not Se cure Nomination BROAD CLAIMS 'PRESENTED Declare Taft Can Not Be Elected If Nominated Uninstructed Delega tioris to Be the Demand From Now On—Say Taft Will Lack Fully 100 Voles. (Special Washington Correspondence.) Washington, March 6.—The anti-Taft republican forces are showing an un wonted confidence amounting to cocki ness. It is based, according to report, their investigations which they be 1'eve have demonstrated that Taft can not win. This impression that he can not win the convention is based again cn th* belief that it can be slu»vn he could not be elected if nominated. Tha' Is the basis of the whole argument the opposition. It insisted that the mass fight will he disorganized by contests and that many of the southern delegates who will come Instructed for Taft will not be Taft men at heart, but anxious to help bring about a situation in which some stronger man oan be nominated. It is charged, indeed, most specifically that :)ome of the delegates already namel on Taft instructed delegations in ths south, are not at heart Taft men and have so notified the anti-Taft leadei's. Uninstructed delegations will be the demand of the opposition of Secretary Tift, from this time forward. They be lieve hat Taft will not have within 100 votes of enough to nominate him, and that when the delegates are together at the invention city they will convince '•the wavering ones, especially those seeking the band wagon, that Taft's weakness, at the polls would be such that lis nomination would endanger ^jjy success. BRYAN IS HOPEFUL. Declares Democrats Can Win Regard less of Theft of Principles. Omaha, March 6—An evening ses sion of he democratic state conven tion was required to finish the busi ness, the platform not being reached until after the supper hour, and Bry an's speech not being heard until that time. The platform endorses Bryan for president and reiterates the issues advocated by him. Bryan Makes Address. Bryin entitled his speech "A Word of Encouragement," and devoted his re mark to producing evidence to show the growth of the democratic policies and principles and the basis for dem ocratic hope. "Our troubles," he said, "used to be to persuade republicans to accept dem ocrat! 3 policies. Our work now is to exposi! the imitation by them of dem ocratic ideas and to point out wherein they ame short in their effort to ap propriate democratic doctrines." Bryan reviewed at length the course pursued by the republicans in dealing with trusts, tariff, capital and labor, the Philippine question and financial conditions, in which he charged in competency, inconsistency and mis management, and added: "Democrats face the future with hope, and their hope rests on a firm foundation. Democratic policies have (frown in popularity. As a voter I have become better acquainted with the evils to be remedied. Democrats have been looking at public questions from the standpoint of all the people, republican leaders have been looking at them frorri the standpoint of a few. As the strength of the party must in the long run be measured by the strength of its principles, demo crats have reason to believe their pros pects of success have been greatly in creased and the widespread accept ance of democratic remedies. Another reason for hope is to be found in the fact that the democratic party is uni ted, while the republican party is di vided, and a reunion of the democratic party is due to the same causes that have brought a division into republi can ranks. The country has moved for ward toward positive and aggressive resistance to the encroachments of predatory wealth, and this growth has brought the rear ranks of the demo cratic party up to the firing line, while it has: separated republican reformers from republican standpatters. "The fight for supremacy in the re publican party is a bitter one. and whichever side wins the other side will be disgruntled. As the republicans used one faction of the democratic party to defeat us in 1896 we shall re turn "he compliment this year and use one pirt of the republican party to de feat 1he other, for it is so hopelessly divided it cannot be trusted to do any thing at present. "The third cause for hope is to be found in the mora! awakening. Never within a generation has there been such a stirring of conscience, and a sense of justice inherent in the people has been made sensitive to the demo cratic appeal, which is essentially an appeal for justice. The democratic party has been doing pioneer work, and now :t will enjoy the gratitude and appreciation showered upon the pioneer When a character of his work is fully •nder stood." Su "v- PERUVIANS FETE AMERICANS. In Order of Second Torpedo Flotilla Atlantic Fleet. Calloa, Peru. March 6.—The festivi ties given by the Peruvians of both Callao and Lima, in honor of the offi cers and men of the visiting second torpedo flotilla of tile American At lantic fleet, continue to make the stay of the Americans a most pleasant one. A matinee was given yesterday after noon at Bellavista by the prefect of Calloa. It was attended by the Amer ican officers and many Peruvian naval men. including: Hear Admiral Ravgada. All the principal families of Calloa were invited to meet the Americans. A banquet aboard the scout ship Al mirante Grau was given last evening'. IOWA EISTEDDFOD ELECTION. J. R. Price of Albia. Elected President at Annual Meeting. Albia, March 6.—The annual election of the Iowa Eisteddfod Association lias just been held in Albia and the fol lowing parties were elected officers: President—J. R. Price of Albia. Vice president—Evan Howells of Hiteman. Secretary—W. J. Evans of Hiteman. Treasurer—J. W. Lewis of Hiteman. Board of directors—J. T. Clarkson, Fred Lambert and W. T. Shields of Al bia, Evan Howells of Hiteman. The annual meeting will be held In Albia on next Thanksgiving day. $13,000 SHORTAGE CHARGED. John Ruth Bank Cashier at Arcadia, Wis., Twenty Years. Arcadia, Wis., iMurch 6.—John Ruth, for twenty years cashier of the Bank of Arcadia, is charged with a $13,000 shortage, which the directors have made good thru an assessment. It is said that Ruth admitted to the direct or® that he took $6,000. Since the matter was brought to light, Ruth has remained at home, claiming he is ill, FATHER AND SON SUICIDE/ Third Member of Family in Precarious Condition. Waterbtiry, Conn., March 6.—Monet tl Montressa, a well known local mu sician, and his young son William, died today as the result of taking carbolic acid. A six year old daughter was found nearly dead from the same cause. The nVusician has been des pondent of late. L1LLEY SCORES ONE Sweeping Resolution in House Pro vides for Appointment of Committee to Investigate Naval Charges. Washington, March 6.—Without dis cussion or division, the house today adopted a resolution brought in by the committee on rules, providing for the appointment of a committee to inves tigate the charges made by Congress man Lilley to the effect that the Elec tric Boat Company of New Jersey had engaged in an effort to corruptly influence members of the house. The resolution is sweeping in character, and gives the committee authority to call for the company's check books and all papers in their possession which may have any bearing on the inves tigation. Depew Supports Aldrich Measure. Washington, March 6.—In the sen ate today, Depew advocated the Aid rich bill, and incidentally declared there was as little stock gambling in New York city as in any other city. Ill considered and hasty legislation, he said, had had much to do with the panic. He personally favored a gen eral recasting of our financial sys tem, but realizing that could not be done at present, he was willing to ac cept as temporary relief the Aldrich bill, makeshift tho It was, because it provided as a basis of circulation a mass of securities that could not be cornered and was sufficiently large. The government guaranteed deposits, he said, would place a premium upon incompetency and character. Senate Passes Soldiers' Pay Bill. Washington, March 6.—The senate bill, granting an increase of 40 per cent in the pay of enlisted men and smaller percentages to officers varying with rank, was passed by the senate today. An amendment was previously adopted to deprive the president of any discretion in fixing the proposed 40 per cent increase in the pay of enlisted men, also so as to provide that pay provided for the army shall in no way affect pay in the navy. Forger Escapes and Is Recaptured. Portage, Wis., March 66.—Daniel F. Keller, former captain in the United States army, stationed at Fort Sheri dan. and under arrest for forgery, escaped from United States Marshal Wilmot in the St. Paul railroad yards early today, by smashing the glass and jumping thru a window in the toilet room of a coach. He was recaptured at the outskirts of the city by the sheriff ADDITIONAL MARKETS St. Louis Grain. St. Louis, March 6. Wheat—99"firstname.lastname@example.org. Corn—60-%. Oats—51U. New York Grain. New York, March 6. Wheat—May, 1.06%. Corn—May, 73. The Money Market. New York. March 6.—Money easy: 1%Sj- prime mercantile Sfc'o'u: ster ling heavy. 4.86.30(3)4.86.35 demand, 4.83.60^4.83.65 at sixty days. f. Number of Dead and Jlissing In dicate That Not More Thau 167 Lives Were Lost VICTIMS ARE BEING BURIED Families in Destitute Circumstances Being Aided By Public Subscription —Fire Panics Averted by Coolness in New York School and in St. Louis Almshouse. Cleveland, O., .March 6.—The body of Miss Katherinc Weiler, one of the two teachers who lost their lives in the Collinwood school tire, was positively identified today. The body was so ter ribly burned it could hardly be dis tinguished from the bodies of smaller girls. Identification was established by gold filled teeth. The body of Roset tii Machnich, ,a former pupil in tho .school, was identified today also, by the shoes. There are still twenty-three bodies unidentified. So far 167 bodies have been recov ered. The list of missing now tallies with the number of unidentified, which would indicate that all bodies have been found and that the total death list will stand at 167. In fully 100 cases the funerals will b"i individual, each family burying its own dead. The first of these funerals was held this morning. They will con tinue thruout the day. In some in stances funeral services were grouped, with five to ten bodies in one church. The unidentified will be buried next Monday, according to present arrange ments. The expense of these funerals, Ugfcther with the funerals of children whose parents are not in a financial condition to meet the burden, will be borne by public subscriptions, which are growing larger every hour. Already thousands of dollars have been raised. $25,000 FOR RELIEF. Legislature Assists School Disaster Sufferers at Collinwood. Columbus, O., March 6.—T.he legisla ture today voted $25,000 for the relief of the sufferers in t*ie Collinwood school holocaust. A PANIC AVERTED. Fire in New York Schools—Children March Out in Order. New York, March 6.—A special call was sent in to fire headquarters from the five-story public «-"hoolbuUding on 109th street, between Amsterdam av enue and Broadway, this morning. All the children escaped from the bu'.Ul ing. They were assembled in the yard and sent home. Parents who rushed.to the building were prevented by the po lice from clogging the exists and sen*, away. The fire was on the top floor cf the 'building. The children inarched fiom the school without panic or dis oider. FIREMAN PREVENTS PANIC. Fought Blaze Alone in Poor House Containing 1,200 Inmates. St. Louis, March 6.—A fire panic was narrowly averted at the city poor house early today by the coolness and determination of a city fireman regu larly stationed there. Twelve hundred inmates were asleep when Fireman Curran discovered the laundry in the basement to be on fire. Night Watch man Leonard started to turn in an alarm but was stopped by Curran. "The engines will start a panic and somebody get killed," he declared. "I'll fight this fire myself." He fought the fire writh the hose and twice was driv en out by dense smoke, but finally after a half hour's work the fire was extinguished and the inmates not dis turbed. ARREST OF ESSER. Firm Employing Him Said to Possess No Government Secrets. Washington, March 6.—Little im portance is attached here to the ar rest in New York yesterday of Will lam Esser, reported to have negotiated with the German government for the sale of government secrets employed in -the manufacture of high explosives. It is stated today at the navy depart ment, that the Bliss firm, for which Esser has been working, possessed •none of the government's secrets. RAILROADS TOO FAST FOR HIM. Ohioan Walks Far to Visit His Daugh ter, Having Scruple Against Trains. Terre Haute, March '6.—John Wick liffe. aged 69. walked from his home at Xenia. O.. to visit his daughter, Mrs. Joe Heck, at Jasonville, near Terre Haute, because of a religious scruple against riding at the speed of railroad trains. Last year he walked to Mo berly. Mo., to visit a son, and perhaps will go there from Jasonville. DUN'S BANK REVIEW. Clearings Still Reflect a Material Re duction in Bank Settlements. New York. March 6.—'Dun's review tomorrow will say: "The bank clear ings this week still reflect a material reduction in bank settlements, the total bank exchanges at all the leading cities in the United States being $1.97.MS8. pnn. a decrease of 37.5 per cent com pared with a year ago, and 34.6 per MARSH A LLTOWX. IOWA# FRIDAY, MARCH 1908 cent compared to the corresponding week of J!I06. There is a loss at every city compared with last year, except .Minneapolis, but the. loss is not so heavy In the west as in other sections. MINNESOTA ENDORSES JOHNSON State Democratic Convention Ap plauds Resolutions. Si. Paul, March ti. —The democratic state central committee today decided to hold the state convention in this city. A delegate from Crookston of fered a resolution endorsing the ad ministration of Governor Johnson and urging his candidacy for the presi dency. The resolution was greeted with wild applause. BRITONS DISTURBED Despite Denial, Edward's Subjects Be lieve Germany Has Designs to Con trol Empire's Naval Policy. Loudon. March 6.—"The letter from the German emperor is purely a per sonal communication. There's no refer ence therein to the British naval esti mates." This is the reply Lord Tweedmouth, first lord of the admiralty, makes to the request made by the Times this morning for the production of the let ter Emperor William sent to Tweed mouth on the subject of the British and German naval policy together with the admiralty lord's reply there to, qu the ground that the emperor's motive was to influence those respon sible for Mie British naval policy in the interest of Germany. Tweedmouth I intimated that further information on the subject would be given out in the house of lords. Tweedmouth's state ment that the communication from the emperor was personal, and not sent to him in his capacity as first lord of the admiralty, has done nothing to allay British suspicions that Emperor Will iam is guilty of designs on the inde pendence of the country. At the close of this afternoon's sit ting of the house of commons Chan cellor of the Exchequer Asquith alluded to the episode. He said that an im mediate statement seemed to be re quired in the public interest. "It is a fact." declared the chancel lor, "that on February 18 Tweedmouth received a letter from the derm an em peror. It was purely a personal and private communication, conceived In an entirely friendly spirit. My noble friend's answer was equally private and informal. Neither letter nor its answer was known or communicated to •the cabinet. I may add, in view of certain suggestions which. have been made, that before the flettlsf was re ceived the cabinet had come to its •final decision with regard to the naval estimates for this year." There is an insistent demand that the matter be aired in parliament, but it is a question whether the commun ication of the German emperor can be made public without the consent of the writer as well as that of King Ed ward. In the meantime, the matter was taken up by the cabinet at its meeting this afternoon, but no official announcement of any course of action has been made. The episode was the sole topic of conversation In the lobby of the house of commons 'today. Denial From Berlin. Berlin, March 6.—A considerable sensation has been caused here by the allegations published in the London Times with reference to a letter sent by Emperor William in February, to Lord Tweedmouth. The foreign office today said that it was quite correct that the emperor wrote 'the letter: but the assertion made by the London Times that his majesty had endeav ored to interfere in the naval plans of Great Britain, was characterized as un true. MORE MEN TO BE LAID OFF Missouri Pacific Shops Force to Be Cut 2,000. St. Louis. March 6.—Announcement is made today by the'Missouri Pacific Iron Moputain railway system that after March 10 the services of 2,000 men employed in the company's shops here will no longer be required. The total number of idle employes of the system will then reach 7,500. SANDERS-WELDEN ENGAGEMENT Daughter of Iowa Representative is to Be Wedded. Special to Tlrr^s-Republican. Iowa Falls, March 6.—At a dinner here last evening, announcement was made of the engagement of Miss Min nie R. Welden, daughter of Represen tative Wil/liam Welden, to Edwin S. Sanders, of Golden, British Columbia, but formerly of this city, and a son of Rev. J. Sanders. GOLD NOTES EXTENDED. C., R. I. 4 P. Makes Arrangement With Speyer and Company. New York, March 6.—It was an nounced today that the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railway Company has arranged with Speyer and Company for an extension for one year of $6. 000.000 in secured gold notes, matur ing April 1 next, at 6 per cent per an num. NO CHINA-JAP WAR. Wu Ting Fang Says Talk of Hostilities is Groundless. Chicago. March 6.—Wu Ting l-'atig.. the new minister from China, arrived here today enroute to Washington. The minister scouted the idea ot war be tween China and Japan, saying "All talk of war is groundless." Minnesota Politician Dead. Ferguson Falls, Minn.. March 6.— Hon. Albert L. Cole, republican nom inee for governor two years ag. died today in Texas. wh*re he had gone for the benefit of his health. Campaign Without. Factionalism No Surprise in Trend of Events.^ they did In 1906 tile progressives would have 690 delegates in the state convention of March 18 and the stand patters would have 494. These are the figures of State Accountant Charles Heer. a progressive. Joe Burns, a standpatter in the state aud- A Fayette ... Franklin Greene .. Jasper ... Union ... Ringgold Poweshiek Total 11 13 49 While it is entirely .possible that the progressives over the state may wake up this week and next and carry their counties for the Roosevelt poli cies, it is more than possible that the standpatters will control the state convention on March 18. Every poli tician in the state knows that Greene county has an overwhelming major ity of progressives. The same thing is true of Poweshiek county and yet both of these counties have gone standpat. The explanation is simple. The standpatters are pastmasters at the work of carrying counties by the caucus and convention system. They are maintaining a state organization (a machine) and are getting every county they can by means of political activity. The progressives are maintain ing no state organization to offset their efforts and local politicians in the various counties on the .protesta tions of the standpatters for peace •and harmony make no fight and wake up the next morning after their cau cuses are held to discover that their county has gone standpat. Progressive leaders are not at all surprised at the trend of events. They expected it. They would like to have seen the state show its sentiment for Roosevelt by sending a strong major ity of progressives to 'the state con vention. They would have liked this furthermore because the delegates to the national convention select the next national committeeman and the pro gressives would have liked to have th state represented on the national com mittee by some one representing the sentiment of the majority of the peo ple for Roosevelt. Ernest Hart, the present national committeeman is ask- 6 This leaves the majority of the committee refused to do. progressives in the state convention Bryan's friends, however, have never about 116, but there are other coun- been willing to admit defeat or even ties to hold conventions that will a hindrance to their plans to deliver change, and if sixty more delegates the state to Bryan. They propose to change it will leave the standpatters turn the action of the state commit and the progressives about a tie in tee to their account and will make the state convention. Good, vigor- the Jefferson day banquet even bigger ous political work on the part of the than it would have been if the con progressives in the counties yet to vention was not to be held here. It hold conventions and the state con vention will be progressive. If there is not vigorous work the standpatters (will control the convention. Thus far there has been no work on the part of the progressives. They have given the standpatters a chance to show consistency In their claims that they wish to avoid division in the party. The standpatters have shown incon sistency and have made a. fight in progressive counties and have carried factionalism into a campaign that concerns only presidential matters. influence and not the sentiment of the people. It will prove more and more I be need of the primary election law I which will be put into active effect [June when the lirsl primary election is lie til. It is believed that that yvi inary will represent the voice of Uie people and progressives have uu feara of the results. I Unless Progressives Wake Upi™"* forestry as a result of the death of I Senator Proctor ot Vermont. He third on the list of republican senato1 on that committee, Senator Han brough of North Dakota is first, and (.Jet, Husy Prestige ol Re cent Victories Will Be Lost NET LOSS OF 40 VOTES TO DATE Senator Dolliver may become head ol the senate committee on agriculture Senator Warren next. Senator Hausbrough is chairman the public lands, an important con? tee, and Senator Warren Is chai of tile military affairs. It is no tain that Senator Hansbrough ot By Losing Sixty Additional Delegates want to give up the public lan nd b'H'unH* hfail i»l* agrlciiltiiiv. ll* in Convention Would Be Tie Stand- s)sls (jn ,|lljn(, patters Break Faith in Demand for Senator Proctor. Otherwise there is practically no doubt of Senator Doili- S1) hl, vvil] ver being made chairman in Senator Proctor's place. Governor Cummins yesterday re ceived an invitation from President Roosevelt to attend a dinner the White House the evening of May 1-. The conference of governors for tile consideration of means to husband tin natural resources of the country will be held May 13, 14 and 15. Special to Timea-Republtcan. l)es Moines. March 6.—A little over one-third of/the counties of the state of Iowa have held their county con ventions. If the progressives carried every county this year that they did last campaign and the standpatters the governor yesterday to be present carried everv county this year that! at the ceremonies of greeting to the. ... ni .• 1 Wo I 'it Sfl tl I itor's office, gives the progressives 692 afternoon lie will address the Iowa and the standpatters 492. The differ- Bryan Volunteers at the Savery, ence is due to figures in divided coun- probably, and in the evening he will ties. Of the counties that have thus! address an audience of voters at the far held their conventions some have University Place Christian church, not gone as they did in 1906 and to- Following this last he will attend the day the progressives have a net loss banquet at the Savery and deliver the I t. a im I acf T.. ,t.« .« .« rl ,1 .. U/ against them of about forty votes. Counties that have thus far changed V^UUIIIK'S LIlclL nave L11UO I.a.1 uuaujjcu «1 lie inaiMUU LL* I."f uia*4«- *x their affiliations over last campaign one in the annals of democracy in with the loss or gain to the progress- Iowa. There is no doubt but that the ives are given below, the loss to the state committee, a majority of which progressives being of course a gain to js of the conservative, safe and sane variety, took the first state conven the standpatters. Loss. Gain. 5 5 9 An invitation was also received by, American fleeL on its arrival at San Francisco. William J. Bryan is to make five speeches in this city when he comes to deliver Liu address at the Jeffer son Day banquet April '1. in tliel forenoon lie Is to speak at both the east and north high schools. In the! Jefferson day address there The occasion is to be made a big tlon away 'from Des Moines because of this Jefferson day banquet. It was known then that Bryan was to speak and it was easily recognized that if there is a desire to have lawa go for Bryan the natural thing to do would be to fix the convention for the next day following the Bryan address. That is what Bryan's friends planned for and is just the thing that the state Is proposed to bring in democrats from all over Iowa and Bryan's speech will be circulated everywhere as cam paign literature. Among the friends of Mr. Bryan in Iowa there are some men who "know a thing or two" about politics, but most of all they have their fingers on the pulse of the people and they are absolutely confident that the great bulk of Iowa democrats are for Bryan. The Jefferson day banquet will be used as a sort of demonstration to prove the Bryan sentiment in the state. Tonight the Bryan Volunteers of Polk county will meet in the office of Mulvaney & Mulvaney in this city and perfect their organization. TRIES TO KILL CHILD Mrs. Jacob Haugh, Des Moines, In sane With Anger Over Judge's De cision Granting Husband Divorce and Custody of Four Children May Have Committed Suicide Now. Special to Times-Republican. Des Moines, March 6.—When Judge Brennan announced a decree of di vorce to Jacob Haugh, with the cus tody of 'his four children. Mrs. Haugh flew into a frenzy and declared that she would kill all her children, and grabbing one, ran into the corridor of the court house. She tried to choke it to dea.th, and was only prevented by the court bailiffs, who restored the child to its father. Mrs. Haugh then threatened to kill herself, and left the •court room. Later it was discovered that she had purchased laudanum at a drug store. The court bailiffs and national ...v police are now searching for her. gressives would have liked to have the judge Brennan has ordered her brought .... Mbefore the jnsanity present national committeeman is as«- Now Object of Avoidance ing for re-election. He is a stand- patter of the reactionary type. There is not a bit of doubt but that Special to Times-Republican. commission. WOULD RAISE MAYOR'S PAY.? at Eldora. KIdora, March 6.—Eldora proposes an advance step in matters relative to municipal government. For years past Towa is overwhelmingly progressive and for Roosevelt and yet there is grave danger that during the next two weeks enough counties will go stand- citizenj of Eldora have been asked to pat to make the state convention of assume the many responsibilities of the that complexion. If this does take office of mayor, with practically no in place the word will go out to the east- come attached to the office. The re ern press that Iowa has gone standpat suit has been that a large majority of and it is probable that the state con- the citizens could not be induced to vention will .-ndorse Allison. take an office that bi The effect of such action on the pri- practically little more than abuse. Sem inaries to be held June 2 will probably eral of the citizens took the matter in be very slight. It will show to Iowa hand a short time ago. and at the ses people who see politics at close range sion of the city council this week pe nothing but what they have already titioned that body to affix a suitable known for years that the results of salary to the office of mayor, the caucuses and conventions more often amount to be not less than $300. A reflect the sentiment of the minority committee from the council was ap than the majority, that except in cam- poitned to draft resolutions relative to paigns where the people are thoroughly the matter, to be presented at the next aroused they represent the sentiment meeting of the council. A great, deal of of the professionals and the corporate Interest is being taken in the matter. 3SMR PAGES TWO AND THREE. Iowa News: Blythe Loses in Home Tow ..-if 5$ T.-R. BULLE.TIN. ICE The Weather. Sun rises March 7, i:.51 sets, 6.05. Iowa—Fair tonight and Saturday colder tonight and iu tho east Sut rday. Illinois and Missouri—Generally fair onlghL and in the east Saturday. South Dakota—Generally fair tonight and Saturday somewhat colder to night. PAGE ONE. Telegraphic News: Death List Reduced to 167. Panic Prevented in New Ycrk School. -eed Anti-Taft Forces Grow Confident. Standpatters May Control Iowa. Con vention. Gale Strikes Chicago. Germany Disturbs Britons, -i Italian Car Takes Tie Path. Hardin County Farm Changes Boys Confess to Robberies. Express Companies Own Little Realty. Investment Company Loses Case. Mere Lad a Suicide. PAGE FOUR. Editorial: Germany Outlaws Stock Gambling. An Upheaval in the Reservation. Topics and Iowa Opinion. Farmers' Column. PAGE FIVE. General News: Figures of Commerce. Story, The Fighting Chance. Odditv in tiie News. If® PAGES SIX AND SEVEN||g| City News: Dr. VVhinery Is Dead. Succumbs to Long, Hard Fight. Big Audience Sees "Madam Butter fly." Sues Central and "Mose" Arquette. Merchants Would Improve Country Roads. Petersen Case Is Settled. General News of the City. PAGE EIGHT. Markets and General: Wheat Weak. Firm Tone in Corn. Strength in Cattlp. ggfg Hogs Close 10 Cents Higher, A Bothersome Question. 1 CAR HITS THE TIES Italians Using Right of Way and Run ning on Passenger Schedule —Amer ican Car Finds Better Roads. Omaha, March 6.—The Italian car in the New York to Paris automobile race left Denison, Iowa, at 7:30 tais morning, running over the Illinois Cen tral railroad right of way. The car Is being dispatched as a regular passen ger trail:. The American car left Columbus, Neb., at 7 this morning. The car is now getting into the sandy couniry where r&if.s make the roads better in stead of worse. Spend Night in Denison. vv: Special to Times-Republican. Derison, March 6.—The Italian car Zust, reached here yesterday, after con suming four hours in going nine miles from Vail. The car stuck in the mud in front of Secretary Shaw's residence and the crowd volunteered and helped start the machine. A thousand people greeted the car and cheered the Ital ians. The roads were so bad they re mained here all night. "'S' STRIKES RICHES IN ALASKA. Former Hampton Man Returns From Klondike for Visit. Special to Times-Republican. Hampton, March 6.—Bromson Belle, who left here several years ago to try his luck at mining in Alaska, has re turned. He says that his old mine is still a paying investment, but he has an interest in a new one, and that all who have seen the ore say it is val uable. As soon as the necessary ma chinery can be procured, the shaft will be sunk deeper and the mine devel oped. The financial flurry has struck th re as well as here. He will return after visiting with his family and friends, who are glad he has struck it rich. OLSON UNDER ARREST. Father of Missing Nebraska Girl Fin ally in Custody. Bloomfield, Neb., March 6.—Olaf Ol son, father of lost Lillie Olson, of Ros alie, was arrested here this morning by Sheriff "Pat" Dorsey, of Thurston county. The officer refused to make public the evidence which led to the arrest. At 11:30 o'clock the former Rosa.lie renter and his custodian left Bloom field for Pender, the county seat. Ol son is now on his way to Pender jai1. The arrest follows the departure from here last Saturday of Miss Anna Christie Miller, clairvoyant, aged 18 years, in answer to an urgent telegr.im from Dorsey summoning her to Pen der. For over three weeks the girl mys tic has been engaged in a determined inquisition at Rosalie. She visited the premises of the Norwegian renter three times in company with Dorsey. Men tal visions, she declared, made her pos itive that the little girl, lost early last December, had been slain. GARY ELECTED SENATOR. Will Succeed the Late Asbury C. Luti mer. Columbia. S. .March 6.—Frank B. Clary, of Abbeville, today was elected to •succeed Asbury C. Latimer in the I'ii ited States senate on the fourth Lai lot, receiving 81 votes. 1908—C0NGRE38 IN J?' **4 Our war ships going around th* world, we're digging the Panama canal, several things will hapfMitt in Iowa. Order the T.-R. and keap posted. N E 5 7 Smashes in Several Store Fronts and Does Much Other'.,,.. Damage GAGE PARK IN BAD WA^ Suburb Was Already Badly Flooded With Water From Thaw, and Wind Drives it Into Waves, Forcing Many Tenants to Seek the Second Storia* of Their Homes. Chicago March 6.—The highesft March wind which has struck Chicago in three years, commenced early today from the southwest, and wrought much havoc In the downtown district. Tho gale reached the velocity of 55 milea an hour, and blew down chimneys, and smashed in several store fronts in the business section. A load of gravel on the roof of the Mercantile building, was blown into the street, peLting pedestri ans and covering their clothing with dirt. In the suburb, Gage Park, which is flooded with water on account of tho rapid thaw of the last few days, the wind drove the water into waves, which rolled into the first floors of tho residences, driving the tenants to the second story. A funeral was inter rupted by the apparent impossibility ot carrying the casket from the house to the hearse. It was necessary to pro cure stones and timbers, and build a bridge thirty feet long, before the hearse could be reached. There is much damage to trees and shrubbery in the northwestern part ot the city. A heavy iron smoke stack on the Grand Pacific hotel was blown ov er, and an unknown man on the side walk was struck and seriously injured* BLIZZARD IN WI8CONSIN. Worst 8now Storm of the 8eason it Now Raging. New Richmond, Wis., March 6.—The worst snow storm of the season is now raging' here. It has been snowing since midnight, Wednesday. MAUMEE RIVER RAGING. Ice Moves Bridge Connecting ToMty O., Out of Position. Toledo, O., March 6.—The Maumee river became a raging 'torrent this aft ernoon. The ice caught a steel boat and jammed it into the bridge connect ing the two sections of the city, mov ing the bridge out of position and stop ping all traffic. The streets and cellers near the river are flooded, and the wa ter is rising. WABASH FLOODS HOMES. Seventy-five Dwellings Damaged by High Waters at Peru, Ind. Peru, Ind., March 6.—Nearly 1,000 men have been rendered idle, and sev enty-five homes damaged by the high waters of the Wabash river, which is out of its banks. STOLE JEWELS FROM FRIEND. Mrs. Jeanette Newman, New York, Makes Full Confession to Police. New York, March 6.—Charged with the theft of Jewels valued at $20,000 from one of her wealthy friends, Mrs. Jeanette Newman, who lives ait thrf Stratford House, this city, was locked up at police headquarters today. The police say that Mrs. Newman has made a full confession, and told them she was actuated by her desire to keep her young son in a private school and maintain her own social position. The jewels were owned by Airs. Evely# el iv in a a west... ST. LOUIS TRAGEDY. Saloonkeeper Kills Wife But Fails ii* Attempt on Own Life. St. Louis, March 6.—Charles El chinger, a saloonkeeper, shot and killed his wife today, and attempted to shoot himself, but failed. Both had been arrested last night following a domes tic quarrel, and were released on bond to appear in the police court this moa ning. Each had been married before, and each had three children. The quar rel arose because the two sets Of children did not get along together. NIGHT WATCHMAN KILLED. Surprised Three Men Robbing Bank at Brighton, Col. Denver, March 6.—Dell Ellis, night watchman at Brighton, eighteen miles north of Denver, on the Union Pacific railroad, was shot and killed early to* day by three robbers whom he sur prised while attempting to enter th» Farmers' State Bank, and postoffice. The robbers escaped on a freight train* MURDERS WHILE DRUNK. Avon, Conn., Man Kills Wife's Mother and Self—Wife Will Die. Avon. Conn., March ti.—While unde^ the influence of liquor today, John J. Lynch shot and instantly killed his motlit-r-in-law, then shot and fatally wounded Ills wife, and finally »ut bullet in his own head, killing faimseIC instantly. Tokio. March 6.—A serious fire took place this morning at Noda Soy, & brewing town near Tokio. Four hun dred out of 1.000 houses in tbe town were destroyed. The damage is est!" mated at |2,500.Mt.