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Have bean reported first in the Timet-Republican, notably the ter-1 -rible theater disaster in Chicago,- I McKinley's assassination, S«nj-' ^Vl" Francisco earthquake and the hor* rible school fire in Cleveland^ 5 J1 *, A 1 VOLUME THIRTY-FOUR. Capture Bnchanan County Con vention and May Be Able to Select District Delegates rMu? FtNAL CONVENTION ROUND Twenty-one Conventions Held Today and Standpatters Increase Their Lead in Stnte Convention—Aim to 1 Force Allison Resolutions—Results ,f. 'of Today's Conventions.^ SfSSi' 4fpeclal to Times-Republican. Dee Moines, March 14.—The stand eats Increased their lead in the re publican state convention as the re mit of county conventions held today, ^nd will control the Third district con vention. The control of the Third has been ^in doubt until today, and hinged on the tfctlon of the Buchanan county con tention, held at Independence. The rtaadpatters were in control, which wra 9 rather expected, and selected twelve delegates to the state and dis trict conventions. The control of the Fourth district was in doubt, and de pended on the 1 results in Winneshiek and Worth, with the chances favorable to the progressives. Twenty-one conventions were held today, and as a result the friends of Allison have increased their majority in the state convention, which will be large enough to unseat the progres sive delegation from Scott and that from Butler as the latter is deemed as necessary for standpat purposes. It is the purpose of the Allison lead ers to have the convention adopt res olutions which will indorse Allison in no uncertain terms. They consider their victory -as wresting the control at the republican party in Iowa from the hands of the progressives and ex pect to makethe present victory com pftete byd&rrjfingtheiJfimafttfe in June not only for Allison tout for the stand Total 150 Conceded to Progressives. The following counties are conceded to thp progressives: Counties. Delegate.-? Blackhawk (divided) 12 Howard 9 Humboldt S •Emmet 3 Cherokee 11 Ida 8 Total' 56 In the Doubtful List. These counties are put in the doubt ful column: Counties. Delegates Clinton .v.. 22 Winneshiek 14 Worth Total 43 The 150 delegates claimed as certain for the standpatters in today's conven tions will put the number at 657 or 64 more than a majority. They also expect to carry Clinton and have hopes of Winneshiek and possibly Worth. Con trol of the Fourth district probably depends upon the results in Winneshiek and Worth counties. Progressives Control Seventh.* Special to Times-Republican. Des Moines, March 14.—T'he seventh congressional district convention was called to order at 2:30, with the pro gressives easily in control. Practically the one question to decide was on dele agates to the national convention. Polk icounty, with the largest delegation, could easily secure one delegate, but up to a late hour was having difficulty In finding a man. Howard Clark, who ~Was frequently mentioned, withdrew in favor of Ingham. Ingham at: first re fused but later It Is said consented. -Vi IttHifc lat state ticket, headed by State Aud- named to the state and congressional itor Carroll for governor. For this reason they purpose to make the most of their return to power by taking everything in sight next Wed nesday. George D. Perkins probably will be the permanent chairman of the con vention and will be selected as one of the delegates at large to the national convention. National Committeeman Ernest Hart, former Congressman "Joe" Lane, and Lafe Young probab ly will toe selected as the others. The verified returns from all the counties which had held conventions up to last night, show the following figures: Standpat delegates, 507 progressive delegates, 398 contested delegates, 29. The twenty-one coun ties to hold conventions today will se lect 249 delegates, and caucuses al ready held will decide the results in these counties. Forecast of Today's Results. Already the results of caucuses show that the following counties in tomor row's list are safely landed in the standpat column: ... Counties. W Delegates. Iowa Cedar Scott 29 Jones 1° Muscatine 16 Shelby 1° Cass 11 Adair 9 Audubon 8 Delaware 1° Calhoun 9 Blackhawk (divided) 6 Buchannan 1- There Is a possibility that Polk may not nominate a candidate and Loren Hayes, of Marion, and R. Quade, of Story, may be selected. Delegates from the Seventh district will be Loren Hayes, of Marion, and C. R. Quade, of Story, both progressives. Clark and Ingham, of IV Ik, refused to take it Buchanan Goes Standpat. Special to Times-Republican. Independence, March 11.—The coun ty convention today was in control oT the standpatters, and a solid delega tion was chosen in line with the con vention sentiment. A vigorous effort was put forth by the Allison forces to control this county, as the twelve del egates were required to swing tho Third district, in which Allison re sides, in line for him. Blackhawk Divides- Special to Times-Republican. Waterloo, March 14.—'in accordance with an arrangement for harmony in the interests of Pickett for congress, the Blackhawk county convention di vided its delegation todi.y^ The con vention was harmotyouM, and six of the eighteen delegates were given to Allison. Taft for president was en dorsed, as was also Pickett for con gress. Adair Is Standpat. Special to Times-Republican. Clearfield, March 14.—The county convention this afternoor selected nine standpat delegates to the state con vention. ....... Audubon Doesn't Change Special to Times-Rcputoiican. Audubon, March 14.—The county convention today selected eight stand patters to go to the state convention next Wednesday. 1^ Progressives Capturo Clinton. Special to Times-Republican. Clinton, March 14.—Clinton county, which has been listed in the doubful column, was largely a progressive af fair today. Of the twenty-t.wo dele gates to the state convention, twenty are for Cuinmins and two for Allison. The county was placed solidly in the Cummins column under the instruc tions given, as the delegation was in structed to vote as a unit. vi^ Emmet All Progressive. Special to Times-Republican. Estherville, March 14.—The conven tion was in the hands oi' the progres sives. A. C. Brown was chairman. Strong resolutions were passed endors ing Roosevelt, Cummins, Kinne, Lee and F. P. Woods for congress. Woods was enthusiastically received and made a ringing .speech, outlining the situa tion in the state and the Tenth district A solid progressive delegation was conventions. Jones Stays Standpat. Special to Times-Republican. Anamosa, March 14.—The Junes county convention today was of the stiffest Allison brand, and the dele gates named, the instruct, ons given and the resolutions adopted were of tho same brand. Not a progressive repub lican was heard from. Delaware Instructs for Allison. Special to Times-Republican. Manchester, March 14.—The Dela ware county convention was in com plete control of the Alljson forces, they having 103 of the 110 delegates. A solid Allison delegation to the state convention was named, and the reso lutions endorse Roosevelt, Taft and A-Ilison. •Muscatine for Taft and Allison. Special to Times-Republican. Muscatine, March 14.—The county convention today was in the hands of the Allison men. but the Cummins men controlled the Third ward of the city. Delegates to the state convention will be for Taft and Allison, altho a fight is being made against tne resolutions and against instructions. Scott Goes to Allison, Lane Endorsed, Special to Times-Republican. Davenport, March 14.—The Scott county republican convention this af ternoon met and named an Allison del egation, endorsing Allison for senator and instructing the delegation to vote for Joe R. Lane! as del'jgate-at-large to the national convention. This means the control of tlvs Second dis trict will be in the hands of the stand patters, ^s Scott holds the balance of power. Worth for Cummins. flpeclal to Times-Renuhllcan. North wood, March 14.—Worth coun ty's seven delegates to he state and district conventions today were in-1 structed to cast the vote of the county' for Duncan Rule for delegate from tho Fourth district. Haugen was endorsed for congressman. The resolutions en dorse Roosevelt, Taft anci Cummins. It I is thought there is nc doubt that: Worth county will be strongly pro-! gressive at the primaries this year, as in the past. ALIA TRIES ESCAPE Condemned Murderer of Father Hein richs Slashes "Trusty" With Razor in Effort to Regain Freedom, But is Overpowered. Denver, March 14.—Ar attempt was made today by Giuseppe Alia, the con demned murderer of Father Heinrichs, to escape from the jail where he has been under heavy guuid, day and night. He used a. razor blade to slash the neck of a "trusty" who was clean ing his cell, and made a rush to get away. The "trusty," despite his cut, rushed after Alia, and pinioned him. He was .quickly overpowered vvuh the help of the deputy war ten. Head of Now York Republican League Declares Roosevelt Will Be Nominated SAYS ELECTION WILL FOLLOW Declares the People Want Him and Will Have Him—Important Bill Re moxing Tax on Leaf Tobacco Passed by House—Senate Democrats Told to Get Busy. by my earlier prediction, .that the nom- inee at Chicago will be President Roosevelt," said John A. Stewart j* president of the New York Republi- can League of Clubs, today at the fas White House. "I have been a good deal around the country of late, and I notice some significant things. You can travel anywhere and not see any body talking politics. Usually at this time of a presidential year everybody is talking it. I believe the explana tion lies in the deep-seated conviction that it is going to be Roosevelt at the convention and at the polls. The peo ple want .him. From Maine to Cali fornia and from New Orleans to Du luth, you will 'find SO per cent of them for him and expecting somehow to get him. Well, I think that sentiment is beginning now to crystalize into a form that will be felt in the conven tion. The feeling In the public was better expressed to me by a young philanthropic worker who told me he had nover known anybody to go to the president in behalf of a good cause, that he did not find an enthus iastic, sympathetic and welcome re ception awaiting him. The people know that and they are so thoroughly committed to Roosevelt that they sim ply decline to take seriously the pos- sibility of his not being president, and I expect them to have their way. To In Interests of Tobacco Growers. Washington, March 14.—A bill of great Importance to the tobacco inter ests of the country was passed by the house today. It provides for a removal of the tax on leaf tobacco when bought by storekeepers or dealers and sold to consumers: permits storekeepers* ,to buy and sell it as any other commodity without paying the tax and abrogates U?w certain rules of the internal revenue jan^ exporting interests from the prin ntf 4VIA mnt HA«A 11 bureau which prevent the grower from selling or delivering his tobacco to consumers by his agent. Whipping Democrats Into Line. Washington, March 14.—The demo cratic steering committee of the senate today took up the subject of inatten tion to business on the part of minor ity senators in committee meetings and on the floor of the senate. It was ar gued that at a time when there is dan ger of legislation having a direct bear ing on national politics the minority should make it a point to acquaint themselves with all bills taken up in committee so as to be ready to lead the fights if it should be the policy of the party to oppose such bills. No rule was adopted, but it is understood Senator Culberson, the minority leader, will prod the democratic senators to closer attention to business. GRAFTERS ARE CONVICTED. Pennsylvania Capitol Scandal Case Re sults in Verdicts of Guilty. Harrisburg, Pa., March 14.—All the defendants in the notorious Pennsyl vania state capitol graft case were found guilty at 8:53 o'clock last night, when the jury completed its delibera tions. The state of Pennsylvania has been swindled out of about $9,000,000 in the erection of its magnificent Capitol. An effort was made by the defense to prove that there were »no overcharges—in some instances 200 to 500 per cent. This was unsuccessful. Penitentiary sentences await) four "conspirators" in the notorious graft case. The convicted men are: John H. Sanderson, a Philadelphia furniture dealer and contractor: for mer Auditor General W. P. Snyder, former State Treasurer W. L. Mat- The arguments were concluded, and yesterday Judge Kunkel gave fin al instructions to the jurors, who have listened to testimony and speech es since Jan. 27. The present case constituted one of the longest jury trials in the history of Pennsylvania courts, and it attracted much atten tion thruout the state. The prosecution of the alleged capi tol frauds is the indirect outcome of the great political upheaval in Philadelphia in 1905, which ivsulted in tho fall of that year in the election of W. H. Berry, a democrat, to the office of state treasurer. After Berry took office he startled the people of the slate by charging that the books of the state treasury showed that the' capitol. in stead of costing $4,000,000. had autu allv cost 51 "'.000. A legislative. Investigation followed and the findings of the investigators tlmes and James M. Shumaker, for- ployed in the factory reached the mer superintendent of the board of streets safely, but many of them nar grounds and buildings, charged with defrauding the state. *'4 cours® of sch°o1 friende. MARSHiVJuLTOW^, IOWA* SATURDAY, MARCH 14 1908 were to the effect that great frauds were committed in the furnishing and decorating of the building. The case was laid before the attorney general, who began proceedings which resulted in the indictment of fourteen per sons. After the sentencing of the four de fendants now before the court has been disposed of, the prosecution of the oth ers will be taken up. The state alleges that the frauds in the furnishing and decorating of the capitol aggregated nearly $9,000,000. SIX IN SUICIDE PACT Five Girls Already Dead and Sixth III —Went From St. Paul to New York to Make Way in World. „. New York. March 14.—A startling story of how five young girls who came to New York from St. Paul a little more than a year ago died each by her own liand, was told today by 17-year old Helen Baxter, after she had made vain efforts to end her own life. Helen said she was one of a party of six Special to Times-Republican. *,v-* Special to Tlmes-r.epuhlican/ Washington, March 14.—"I still stand sald she was one of a party g'r's who came to New York to make thelr way ln thc world after recelvlng training in a business ln st ?auL in room last tho! ni*ht' bl^ *as found this morning in time for her Hfe to be saved The |ri refused to Four Fast Horses Start in Raca for Purse of «10,000. New Orleans, March 14.—The great est derby e--er decided In the history of local racing will be run today at the fair grounds. The quartet of start ers outclass any field that has ever 119. 4 to 5 Meelick, 122, 4 to 1: Pfnk ola, 114, 2 to 1. LOCATION OF CARS Nearing Utah. Chica8°- ning. Italian—'Left Medicine Bow, Wyo„ at 9. French No. 1—Awaiting repairs at Crescent, Iowai French No. 2—Left Cedar Rapids at 9:20. Ger man—Undergoing repairs at Ames, la. GRAIN MEN CONFER. Shippers and Exporting Interests Want to Promote Legislation. Washington, March 14.—Representa tives of the grain growing, shipping ciPal Special to Times-Republican. Burlington, March 14.—Because she alleges that it cried, Geneva Smith, a servant girl in the family of Chris in the murder. FACTORY GIRLS IN DANGER. building, in Pearl street, was destroyed by fire today. Scores of girls em- rowly escaped death. COURT FIXES DATE OF TRIAL. .Right of McClellan to New York Mayoralty, to Be Decided. •New York. March 14.—The right of is: Chapultepec, 1}7. 4 to 5: AngSlus, concerned, for every one of the 815 4. s* Both French No. 1 and the German Undergoing Repairs American March 14. he car. New cities of the country met here In conference today under the auspices of the Grain Dealers' National associa tion to consider measures pending in congress providing for the establish ment by the secretary of agriculture of classification and grading of grain, tho appointment of federal inspectors and the prohibition of the use of other grades. MURDERS OWN INFANT Geneva Smith, Burlington Servant Girl, Babe's Father. Instructed Delegation From This State Fully Expected By War Secretary MAJORITY OF VOTERS FOR HIM Articles Telling of Abuses in ynion Stock Yards, Chicago, Being Distri buted—Shipper Gets the Worst of It On All Sides Wallace Exposes Methods Employed. °f Si* Des Moines, March 14.—Political 0f Secretary Taft in Ohio expect that the Iowa state convention Wednesday give the names of any of her girl written to parties who were left in GREAT DERBY RUN TODAY. measured strides for the $10,000 race largest in point of attendance ever and a record breaking crowd will iVlt- Z'iXu Zm'XZW1 wm Qf next she turned on instruct its delegates for Taft. Mr. Boyd who has been in Iowa in Ul6 Mr- Taft is now In interests of! ohI°- In a letter charge of the Taft interests here •dur ing his absence Mr. A. I. Vorys, Mr. Taft's manager, says: "It seems quite certain that the Iowa state convention of the 18th will Instruct for Secretary Taft." Continuing further, concerning the contest in Ohio and elsewhere, he says: "Our state convention was the held Qhl0 of course delegates are for Taft. I think now that any vestige ,of doubt remaining In the mind of any person about whether Ohio is solidly and enthus iastically for Taft is forever put to rest by the action of our state con vention. From everywhere I have the most encouraging news. Just now re- cejve(j a 31 say that nearly everybody is for the yited as follows: American-- -Left [and that practically every state leader president is no derogation of any- EVanston wyo., at &,o'clock this'AW body else it is simply that, \Vlth kind ly feelings for other men, they want Roosevelt" telegram from Seattle stat- ing that the Washington Taft league .. .. has been organized, endorsing the sec- retary and predicting him a majority York-to-Paris race are t^day lo- jn Washington in November of 70,000, in Washington is for Taft. Of the 144 delegates to the national conven tion thus far selected to the Chicago convention, 112 have been instructed for Taft, six are uninstructed, and 26 from Indiana are instructed for Fair banks. I believe you realize as I do that Secretary Taft's nomination is now as completely assured as anything politically possibly can be." It is believed 'that beyond doubt the majority of the rank and file of the republicans of Iowa are for Sec retary Taft for president. They would probably rather see Roosevelt the next president than anyone else, but seeing that is Impossible thcy^ turn naturally to Taft. The progressives witll carry Clinton county in the convention today, In the city of Clinton the progressives got fifty-two delegates and the stand patters five. The progressives have seventy-three of the 126 delegates with many country precincts to hear from. This is the county that Cal George was going to carry for Allison. The American Peace society has written to State Superintendent Riggs asking hint to use his influence in get ting the schools of Iowa 'to observe Held for Heinous Crime—Charges May 18 as Peace Day. The American Prominent Young Man With Being Peace society has offices at 31 Beacon street, Boston, Mass., and It is using its best efforts to promote the doc trine of world peace, |and believes •that a little instruction to the school children would go a long ways. It does not ask that the day be made a holiday but that it be observed as is Meyers, disemboweled her illegitimate Washington's and Lincoln's birthdays. Last year there were twelve states offspring, born last night and theni where the state superintendents made pouring carbolic acid on the infants ^j,. recommendation to the teachers of face to assure its death, the girl put. the state that they observe he dav it in a suit case, where it was discov- and secure the co-operation of the ,u children by getting them to take part ered after she had gone to the hobpital., Jn & program Thege statM a She Is now under arrest, and a promi- sac^uset-ts. Rhode Island, Vermont, nent young man is also under arrest, Ohio. Pennsylvania, Kansas. Montana, charged by the girl with being the Colorado. California, Connecticut, New .. 'Jersey and Tdaho. Tn many states father of the infant, but not implicated George B. McClellan to the office of ton stock yards in Chicago, which ap mayor of New York city, which is con- peared in the Wallace Farmer, have tested by William R. Hearst, will be been printed ln pamphlet form and are determined at a trial which begins being circulated by the Corn Belt before the supreme court April 13. Meat Producers' Association to the The date was fixed by the court today. I farmers and stock feeders over the state. There were seven of these arti- YOUNG MARK HANNA WEDS. His Bride is Miss Adele Pratt, of Al mira, N. Y. Bridgeport, Conn., March 14.—Mark A. Hanna. son of Daniel, Hanna. and a grandson of the late Marcus A. Han na, a freshman at Yale university, married Miss Adele Pratt, of Elmira, X. V„ last evening, Justice of the Peace pense of the man who ships the stock Hull, officiating. The Articles teM how the cattle sus- ,rfi Mas teacher hav€ actad on thelr own re sponsibility and observed with appropriate program. Five-Story Candy Factory Building in New York, Burns. New York, March 14.—The candy ,and exposition but thus far the only factory of Arthur Essing, a five-story thing the members will promise is the day The executive committee of the state board of agriculture is working hard on a program for the state fair that the program will be the best the state of Iowa has ever seen. Attrac tions now running In New York city to crowded houses have been booked for the "attractions" feature of the fair and more money Is to be spent this year for the attractions than has ever .been spent before. A series of articles telling the true story of how things are run in the Un cles and they go to the bottom. They tell how the cripples are handled with a maximum amount of profit to the employes of the yards and a 'minimum to the owner of the stock. Many of the employes of the yards receive no wages from the commission houses for which they work. They "pick up" their wages and thev do it at the ex- pected of having tuberculosis which a post mortem discloses do not have tuberculosis are buffchered ln a pack ing house where the public is not ad mitted and where information as to what becomes of the stock is very dif ficult to obtain. The articles tell of the graft of the stock yards and how the live stock exchange is in reality a trust and monopolizes everything. They tell of how the Co-Operative Commission •Company was organized by the Corn Belt Meat Producers' association lead ers and how the other concerns at ers and how the other concerns exchange posed as thc friend of the people and then stabbed them In the back. When the Corn Belt Meat Producers' association anet in this city a short time ago the members were enthusiastic over those articles and ordered that t.hev be printed in pam phlet. form and circulated aLI over the state. The fact is that the Corn Belt Meat Producers' association is fighting the battle of its life to get a square deal in Chicago and from the railroads and is gradually winning Its way. It took up the matter of freight rates and at every turn is proving its claim that the cattle feeders of Iowa are dis criminated against. It has taken up the cudgel against the methods of handling things in the Chicago stock yards where graft has ruled things for years and it is gradually forcing things there. The association started ln Iowa and the bulk of the members are In Iowa, but there are also members residing ln Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska, Minne sota and the Dakotas. u" NO MEETING MARCH 24 Only the Indiana Operators Are Ready to Meet Scale Committee of United Mine Workers of America, at Any Time. it was har- Indianapolis, Maroh 14.—The scale committee of the United Mine Work ers of America has not received replies from all the operators to whom invita tions were sent to meet here March 24. The Ohio operators sent word that they would not be ready to meet the miners in joint conference until after Xpril 1. E. T. Bent, secretary and treasurer of the Illinois operators ar rived today, to consider the situation before replying to the invitation. The Indlania operators are ready to meet miners at any time. As the operators and miners are still proceeding un der the old unit rule the action of the Ohio operators will prevent a Joint meeting of the central competitive field, March 24. A! eFLOTILLA AT PANAMA. American Torpedo Boats' Voyage Up From Callao Most Successful. Panama, March 14.—The American torpedo boat flotilla, under the com mand of Lieutenant Cone, which left Callao March 9th, arrived here un expectedly at 9 o'clock this morning, two days ahead of schedule time. The voyage up from 'Callao was most suc cessful. The weather was pleasant, and the flotilla experienced no delays. The boats are' in good condition, and all oil board are well. Many prepar ations are being made here for the entertainment of the flotilla's officers. ABDUCTED OWN DAUGHTER. Son of Viscount Selby in Jail for Con tempt of Court. London, March 14.—Hon. James Gully, a son of Viscount Selby, former speaker of the house of commons, was committed to the Brixton jail today, for contempt of court In that he abducted his own daughter from the custody of her mother. Gully and his wife have been separated. GETS ABSOLUTE DIVORCE. Wife of Millionaire J. L. Gates Proves Cruelty and Inhuman Treatment. iMilwaukee, Wis.. March 14.—'Ger trude Ruel Mou 1 ton Gates was today granted an absolute divorce from Mill ionaire James L. Gates, on charges of cruelty and inhuman treatment. FIVE MEN DROWNED Barges and Fuel Boats Wrecked on Ohio River Struck Pier in Heavy Fog. Ashland, Ky., March 14.—Today the tow barge Boase, with twelve coal boats, sixteen barges and three fuel boats, and a crew of about thirty-five men, ran Into a heavy fog and struck a pier a mile below the city. It is re ported that five men were drowned, and nearly all the barges sunk. KILLED COUPLING COACHES. Charles Blocksvedt, Milwaukee Brake man, Loses Life at Calmar. Special to Times-Republican. Mason City, March 14.—Charles Blocksvedt, a Milwaukee braketnan, was killed this .morning at Calmar, his limbs being crushed while he was coupling coaches. NEW FAIR GROUNDS DAMAGED. C. & N. W. Engine Sets Fire to Hay and Buildings at Mason City. Special to I'imes-Renu'Dllcan. Mason City, March 14.—A fire set by a C. & N. W. engine this morning, con sumed a large quantity of hay and buildings on the new fair grounds, and for a time threatened the. houses in south Mason City. Fight on at Clear Lake. Special to Times-Republican. Mason City. March 14.—A fight is on at dear Lake. R. R. Young having an nounced his candidacy fer mayor. T.-R. BULLE.TIN. •'§p- The Weather. £un rises Marcl at 6:18 sets at 6:13. Iowa—Partly fly and possibly threatening tor 5 Sunday much colder. Illinois—'Thrf .ing tonight and Sunday pos snow flurries in the north Sunday ach colder Sunday. South Dak' -Snow and cold wave tonight and' Aay generally fair. Missouri— t'y cloudy tonight and Sunday colder Sunday, and in the northw*-. .onight. PAGE ONE. Telegraphio News: Jap Fleet Starts on •Secret Mission. Third Term Talk Will Not Down. Town Elections In Two Weeks. Eleven to Be Held in County. Boys' Post Meet Held. Mrs. Stanley-Jay Dead. Local Comment. General News of the City. PAGE EIGHT. Markets and General: Wheat and Corn Close Strong. Cattle Steady. .' Hogs 6 to 10 Cents Higher. ,/• FRANCE IMPRESSED Forced to Believe Now That American .onstrate That It Has No Superiors in the World. Paris, March 14.—News of the de cision to send the American battleship fleet back to the Atlantic coast by way of Australia and the Suez canal, is re ceived here as the crowning revelation of the efficiency of the American navy. The statement that the cruise is to be extended in this manner has opened the eyes of the French public, which had been led to believe that the Amer ican navy Was a good deal of a "bluff," that the cruise around South America would demonstrate the incapacity of the vessels, and that If it was accom plished the ships would be ready for the scrap heap. Even in French naval circles the belief was that a long voy age would develop structural weakness in the vessels. Many French officers now frankly say that the impressive demonstration given by the American fleet of its ability to keep at sea, raises the American navy to an equality with that of Great Britain, and that if the return journey is as successful as the trip around South America has been, the American navy will have demon strated that it has no superiors in the world. French Minister of the Marine M. Thomson is so impressed with the re sult of this cruise that he is instruct ing Lieutenant Commander De Blan pre, the French naval attache at Washington, to proceed to San Fran cisco and send in a full report of the condition of the ships and lessons of the cruise. fit- $5,000,000 FINE AFFIRMED. Asphalt Company of New York to Ap peal to Court of Cassation. Caracas, Venezuela, March 14.—The superior court of Venezuela today handed down a verdict confirming the judgment of the lower court, which condemned the New* York and Bermu dez Asphalt Company, of New York, to pay a fine of $5,000,000 to the Venezue lan government for having extended assistance to the Matos revolution, which was directed against President Castro. The company will appeal to the court of cassation. CORNELL MAN WINS. Wilbur Millen Get Rhodes Scholarship On Athletic Ability. "J' Special to Times-Republican. Iowa City, March 14.—Wilbur Millen, of Cornell college, won the Rhodes scholarship here yesterday. The de cision of the judge hinged on the ath letic ability of the four contestants. Millen being the most proficient, won the decision from Huff, of Iowa. ,-5 PLATE GLASS LOWER. Pittsburg Company Announces an Average Reduction of 25 Per Cent. Pittsburg, March 14.—Announcement is made by the Pittsburg Plate Glass Company of an average reduction of 25 per cent In the price of plate glass. Promulgate Treaty Terms. Washington, March 14.—The presi dent today Issued a prociamatiqn pro mulgating the terms of the treaty of arbitration recently agreed upon by the United States and PARTISANSHIP IN NEW3 Mr. Ketohum Will Win. ..... Drake Wins Two ln Triangular De- Unfdn Coupie^Marr'ied Fifty Years, PAGE FOUR. Editorial: How the Game Is Played. Anti- Cummins Men Will Control. Topics and Iowa Opinion. Looker-On in Iowa. Sunday Reading. PAGE FIVE. County News: Review of the Sports. Terms of Senators Expire. Millions Back of Education. PAGES SIX AND SEVEN. City News: School Children to Spell for Prizes tner that this fact was announced two months ago that therefor* the "activ ity at Sasebo should ifoi necessarily be considered in cdhnection with the difficulty with China arising from the Maru incident. Has no place in a good newspaper*-* Remember that the T.-R.'a forecast of the convention roll call in 1906 tallied within one vote of the MS* retary's record when the votes went counted in convention., cruiser,s bate. Asama and a flotilla of 9maller vessels Bank Robber Suspect Arrested. have been coaled and ready to sail at Buy Seed Corn at Home. a Sasebo' N E 6 4 Populace Considerably, Excited Over Activity at Naval Base of Sasebo TOKIO SAYS ONLY MANEUVERS Fleet's Mission Believed to Be in Con*' nection With Tatsu Maru Incident) —China Reports Progress in Reaeh« ing Settlement of That Affatr-^Will Pay Indemnity. Standpats Control Third District. County Conventions Today. Taft Confident of Iowa Endorsement. Five Boatmen Drowned. Position of the Racing Cars. Five Girls in Suicide Pact. .. Hong Kong, March 14.—Information Fleet's Trip Opens Eyes of World, has been received here from Formosa PAGES TWO AND THREE. that the first Japanese navaj squadron nr.il wi„ Iw111 sal1 today on secret service. The Yaumo, A.kitsushima and minute's notice since March 7. At the naval staU?n everything Is exceedingly busy. The Tatsu af fair has caused a sensation in tha Jiavy, and some aotion in this depart*? ment is surmised. A dispatch from Toklo March 9 an nounced that part of the first Japanese naval squadron was to leave port on March 14. Coaling,and other prepara tions for the departure were proceed-*, ing rapidly. At the office of the ad mirailty in Tokio it wasi declared the squadron was about to begin a series 'j of maneuvers. It was pointed out fur-^ China Hopes for Settlement. Peking, March 14.—Negotiations looking to a settlement of the difficul ty between China and Japan' growing out of the seizure of the steamer Tat su Maru are making favorable pro-' gress. The Chinese foreigii board to-J day approved the draft of a document1' in which China accepts .the projpos£l4 made by Japan yesterday. OMilw Will Navy Will in All Probability Dem^rifeSrJa'pan4 $10,700 and retain the arms that' form thp cargo of the Tatsu Maru. She will pay ilso about $5,000 demurrage on the steamer. It is ex-, pected the steamer will be release^ March 16. EVELYN VERIFIES IT. Admits Financial Settlement Haf Bee* Made With Thaw.. New York, March 14.—'Evelyn Nes bit Thaw, who has sued Harry K. Thaw for an annulment of their mar riage, admitted that the terms of financial settlement made upon her by the Iat,ter were correct. She is to re ceive a lump sum of $50,000, and an annuity of $15,000. Mrs. Thaw, smiling and radiant as a June bride, was seen as she wa leaving the office of her attorney Dan* iel O'Reilly. "Was the article regarding your suit and the monetary consideration you are to receive, published this mor ning, correct?" she was asked. "Yes, it was all right," was the re ply "and I have no complaint to make about it." "Then the financial arrangement' made by your husband for youf future is satisfactory to you?" "Yes," said the young woman with some enthusiasm: "I am perfectly sat-) isfied. It Is splendid." BRITISH STEAMER ASHORE. Thirty-five Passengers Taken Off th« Silvia and Sent to Boston. Woods Hole, Mass.. March 14.—Th# British steamer Silvia. which left. New York yesterday with passengers' arid freight for Halifax, N. S., is ashore on Sow and Pigs reef, off Cuttyhunk. Her compartments are full of water. The similarity between the fog sig nal on the new Hen, and Chickens lightship, and that on the Vineyard, sound lightship, is said to have -beenf the cause of grounding, just beforif dawn. Thirty-five passengers, of thft Silvia, among whom were the cre^ of the wrecked schooner 'Beta, wer® taken off at ^ioon and sent to Boston.j At tihe time of the accident there WW a thick fog, but the sea was smooth. Silvia's Passengers Landed. New Bedford, Mas?., March 14.—Th« revenue cutter Mohawk arrived her# this afternoon, with the passengers the stranded steamer Silvia. HOME FOR AGED BURNS. German Odd Fellows' Home in BroNXf N. Y., Destroyed Today. New York, March 14.—A hundred aged men and women and as many small children, were driven out of th» German Odd Fellows' home ln the Bronx, early today, by fire whloh started ln the rear of the institution* Several aged Inmates were confined to their beds by illness, and were rescued from the building by policemen and at« tendants. ATTORNEY SHOOTS HIMSELF. George C. Kohler, of Akron, Ohio, Fin ancially Involved. Akron, Ohio. 11 arch 14.—Attorney George C- Kohler, son of former Stat® Attorney General Kohler. committed suicide early today by shooting. Koh ler is said to have been heavily InvoWfeJ •naneially.