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US t,' Many of the Standpat Delegates Inclined to Balk at Declar in# or Tatt BIRDSALL PROBABLY CHAIRMAN Grows in Favor for Presiding Officer Of State Convention District Dele gates About Decided On Pi'ogres- sive Leaders Enjoy Situation and Standpatters Are Worried. Special to Times-Republican. Des Moines, March 17.—E(1 Hunter, Charlie Johnston and other standpat-j ters say that the state convention to morrow must instruct for Taft. "It will never do," they say, "after the dis trict and county conventions have in structed for him not to instruct in the convention." White they do not say so there is a tinge of regret in the tone of their voices that this is so. Oilier standpatters, including delegates, are there was tjwo years ago and not one- Iowa. EVANS WILL QUIT FLEET. Admiral Will Give Up Command at San Francisco. Sa.n Diego, Cal., March 17.—While the American fleet is at target plac ticc in Magdalena bay, after its rec ord breaking 17.000 mile cruise, spec ulation is rife as to the retirement of 'Admiral Evans and the appointment of his successor as commander. To the regret of every one con nected with the fleet. Admiral Evans, known aJl over the world as "Fighting Bob." 'has made tills statement: On account of the state of mv health I shall ask the department to relieve me from duty when the fleet arrives at San Francisco." Friends of Captain Wainwright, now commanding the Louisiana, who has a big record and is close to the top of the captain list, believe the presi dent will select him for the duty. 'Captain Wainwright retires ln 1911. In other quarters it is believed that Admirals Sebree anl Arnold stand a good chance. Thev are popular and do not retire until 1910. Admirals Thomas. Davfon. and Emery retire this •year and it is believed would hardly be chosen. Admirals Sp«rrv. Oood ricli. and Swinburn. who Hot so conservative. They do not want Captain R. R. Ingersoli, chief of staff to to instruct They say It is bad politics Hear Admiral Kvans today when asked to tie a delegation up to a man who Birdsall for Chairman. Wade, Kills, of Ohio, is here look- a conspicuous figure about the Aliison headquarters. Birdsall, since Ills arri val, has been launched as a candidate for permanent chairman. Hart, of Alamakee, doesn't stand much show. As things are today, it is between Per kins and Birdsall, with sentiment crys •. tallzlng for Birdsall. er candidates unite on Thomas but can't pull standpat votes for him and he thus be defeated. ing after Taft's interests and is sure )ng on the present cruise, provided for Of instructions. Humphrey, of Newjuse, eighty tons per steaming mile. York, is here looking after Hughes' Then there were added eight addition interests. Judge Birdsall is here and al tons daily for various necessary al- District Delegate Contests. Webster, of Fayette, is being' rrien tioned with Duncan Rule as the Fourth district delegates. Ernest Moore, of! Cedar Rapids, will be one of the Fifth district delegates and John T. Moffett, of Cedar county, is the other possiblli ty. Cummings. of Marshall Morrison, of Grundy Thomas, of Tama: and Weithiem, of Belle Plaine, are the oth- strong FeeHng in Dublin That Irish ot* /tan/iirtntne The progressive's would I J. R. Guthrie, of Du'buque, and Eu gene Shafter, of Eagle Grove, will be the Third district delegates. L. G. Hurd, of Dubuque, will probably .be I Third district member on the resolu-| tions committee. I ship of the world, practically over There is not a Hfth of the excite- shadows all other St. Patrick's day ment about the Savery lobby that of the different committees, is moving! championship. There is a deep-seated slowly .because of but few delegates feeling that Roche wil! be able to being present. v' wrench the honors from his American Progressives Enjoy Situation. Progressive leaders are walking about the Savery lobby with their: ing odds of 3 to 1 ^hands In their pockets, a smile on their the faces and little to do. They admit with a smile that the standpatters arc running the convention .but they do not hesitate to say that the stand patters are doubtful just what to do. The progressives profess to .be enjoy ing what they claim Is the discomfit ure of the standpatters. They claim the standpatters know that they car ried the caucuses by default and now dare Mot take any radical step be cause ttiey are conscious that the con vention does not prove that the sen timent of the people Is ivith them, Cummins' friends are distributing rib bons hearing t'he words "For Cummins •and the primary." The AMtson men are wearing ri'bbons extolling the vet ejjan senator as the grand old man of Tetire next year, have a chance. Reports were brought to this port hy the training ship Ruffulo. which left Magdalena bav last Friday. The Buffalo brought official mall and press dispatches. In one of the latter la this terse statement from Admiral IJvans: "Look at us," exelulinen the admiral when the lit el had come to anciior olT •the little town ol Magdidena in four divisions of four ships abreast. "We are ready at a moment's notice 10 be gin shooting at tllt targets. io -go out to son ami tight a battle, or to keep on with the cruise. If any one thinks we are not romi.v for target pi act id lot him como clown here tomorrow ami see. And If thev think we can't hit the targets let I hem come along ami take a look at them." .Altho by no means recovered, Ad miral Kvans' health improved greatly during the la.tter part ol the voyage. He was In tlio pilot house of the Con necticut when the licet steamed thru the gateway to the hay, and remained there giving orders and witnessing their execution until the ships were at anchor. Thomas Don't Get It. Washington. March IT.- -Hear Ad miral Charles S. Sperry will bring the battleship Meet from San Francisco to the Atlantic coast by way of the Suez canal. This detail was t.nnounced by Secretary Metcalf late today. PLANS WERE PERFECT Captain Ingersoli Says Atlantic Fleet Has Proved That It Csin Go to Any Part of World if Coal is Provided. Magdalena. Bay, Mar. 17.—"The trip from Hampton 'Roads to Magdalena Bay lias demonstrated tint the Atlan tic fleet can go to any part of the world if coal Is provided,1 or may be on the losing side. The leaders press. Upon Ingersoli devolved a largo would rather not instruct but probably Will. -A & statement by the Associated portion of the work of executing the cruise. "The plans which were formulated last'August," he continued, "for coal and maintain a ten knot speed. The ar rangement for coaling at all our vari ous stops lias been carried out, and the plans have proved entirely ade quate. The supply of shiploads and provisions for the fleet were computed the same as was the coal estimate, and submitted to the department. These I have worked out to perfection BURNS-ROCHE FIGHT A ors From American. the man Will Be Able to Wrest Heavy- I \\re have record proof of their utter will weight Championship of World Hon- contempt l'or the commercial inter- Dublin. March 17.—The fight today between "Tommy" Burns and Jem Roche for tlu? heavyweight champion- celebrations ln Dublin a ml has brought third of the delegates had reached the city a great crowd of sporting their business associations. Is all the •the city toy n?on today. They aVe ex- j.men. The intense interest arises main- evidence that needs to be offered of tho pected to reach the city tonight and ly from the fact that this is the first: absolute community of Interest .be tomorrow morning. All the-work done .tjlne jn many Burns' supporters are offer Burns will enter Otherwise there is little difference be- tween the two men. Burns' advantage ments are slightly in e:cess of those of Burns. TODAY'S COURT DECISIONS. Opinions Handed Down by lowa'a Handed Down by Hiqheat Tribunal. Special to Times-Republican. Des Moines, Mar. 11.—The following decisions were handed down by the su preme court today: Sta.te of Iowa vs. Green, appellant, Pottawattamie county. Stricken from docket. (Mark vs. Wabash Tla.ilroad Company appellant, Monroe county. Affirmed. Gish vs. Castner-Williams Drainage district, appellant, Hamilton county. Affirmed. Kelle.v, Maus & Co.. appellant, vs. Hart-Parr Company, Floyd county. Af firmed. Fleming vs. Loughrfn, appellant, Buchanan county. Affirmed. Roe vs. National Life Insurance Company, appellant, Po county. Af firmed. Webster City Steel Radiator Com pany. appellant, vs. Chamberlain, Webster county. Affirmed in part, re versed in part. Needv vs. Littlejohn. appellant, Bu chanan county. Reversed. Dolan, appellant, vs. Simmons, Leo county. Reversed. DAIRY YIELD IS *14,000,000. Elgin Board of Trade Reports Ten Cent Increase in Price of Butter. IClgm, 111.. March 17—The thirty sixth annual report of t:ie Klgin board of trade issued vesterdav shows the av erage price of butter for the las: twelve months in the lOlf.in district was .'7 2-3 cents, and the month which has the highest average. .'!La4 cents, wa-3 PVhruarv. Ten vears auo the average price tor the year was 7 4-5 cents. I: is estimated that the 1907 make of cheese exceeded that ot 1906 bv i00. (100 pounds, which would makp thf to tal value of the product in the Klgm district, butter and chose, upward of $14,000.000. Lii A. Declares Recent Financial Panic Has Caused i$v Standard Oil and Morgan MANIPULATED FOR Senator in Opposing Bond Section of Aldrich Bill, Discredits Motives of Big Group of Bankers—Aimed at Profits, to Discredit Roosevelt and Win Legislation. Washington, March 17.—Declaring that the recent financial stringency In the country was brought about by the influence of "Standard Oil and J. Pierpont Morgan, Senator La Follette, of Wisconsin, today in a speech prac tically (losing the debate, on the All rich currency bill, tillered upon a de nunciation oi men hiir In the ii'i.'.neia! world. "There were no commercial reasons declared for the panic." said La Kollettc. "There were speculative, legislative and po litical reasons why the panic might serve the special interests. There were business scores to settle. There was legislation to be blocked and a cur rency measure suited to the system to be secured. There was a third term to be disposed of, and policies to be dis credited. The panic came. I believe it needs only to be followed step by step in show ii u?»« ni inno.i snH avnnntort to snow it was planned and executed. ,K.roIV operators with money to squeeze out investors and speculators at the very bottom of the decline, taking in stock at enormous profits. In this connec tion the operations of Morgan i»nd Standard Oil furnish additional evi dence of the character of this panic, ... __ ests, not only for the country gener- Uvo years thai an Irishman behind -the scenes, such as fixing up ,, great industries," declared La Follette. the slates of delegates and members touf' bi& bank twoen tlle his. own country, for the ring at about 16S pounds, and lette, "the railway company is entitled in so far as such proceeding is sub- session of congress. The outcome is lowances. We have found that we were ject to control, after once In motion." I expected to be the presentation, with- Dubuque, may be in the race. he able to keep well within this estimate,! recounted in vivid language hlsj'n a few days, by Representative Hep- weakness that has developed in the Wall street was in the throes of the currency stringency, and said: "How beautifully it all worked out. They had the whole country terror ized. They had money on deposit In ... ally, but for the legitimate trade in New York City as well." He discussed the economic develop ment of the country and laid especial stress upon the growth of financial combinations. "The bare names of the directors of &ro"Ils (Standard Oil and Morgan), given in connection with banks, severe railroads and all ]v criticized the provision of the Aldrich bill by which railroad bonds are to be made security for em ergency circulation, and charged it was a scheme to defeat legislation which might lower railroad rates. "As a common carrier," said La Fol- .. ...... CO p. .v operatmg expenses and a reasonably fair return upon a fair value of the property wh in reach amounts to only one inch, venienee of the public. This is the while Roche's chest and leg measure- only standard by which to measure reasonable rates. To secure the appli cation of this standard to the railway idi it uses for the con- rates of the country has been the ob ject of a struggle extending over many years. Courts have sanctioned it. Its defeat from year to year has been ac complished only thru powerful Influ ences which the great transportation companies of the country and those interested in their securities have been able successfully to exert in prevent ing legislation." He insisted that the interstate com merce commission is not empowered to ascertain the value of the physical property of the railway companies of the country and strongly favored such valuation as the only means for fix ing railroad rates. In beginning his speech in the sen ate today La Follette took cognizance of the generally current remark that by eliminating railroad bonds from the Aldrich currency bill, the finance com mittee had "taken the wind out of La Follette's sail." He declared the action of the committee had rendered what he would have to say against railroad se curities more pertinent than it would have been if such action had not been ttiken. WILL TIE UP BREWERIES. 3,500 St. Louis Unionized Employes Ordered to Strike. St. Louis, March 17.—Thirty-five hundred unionized employes in the St. Louis breweries were notified this aft ernoon to strike, as the result of a factional quarrel in the beer drivers' local union. The call was issued 'by officials of the international United Hivwew Workers of America. Tin' trouble grew out ot an ultima tum recent Iv issued bv different brew ers stating that fill employes tailing to take out membership cards the old reliable local. No. 4J. within a spec ified time would be dismissed. The lo cal had previously divided on tiip ques tion of the purchase of headquarters, and two factions formed. It was for the purpose of effecting a reconciliation of the factions that the_ultimatum was home in Manassa, southeast of here. Public Printer Tenders Resignation and President Accepts. Washington, March 17.-—Public Printer Charles S. Stllllngs tendered lis resignation to President Roosevelt PROFIT and it has been accepted. The resignation of Printer Stllllngs virtually amounted to a. removal, as, Hie inquiry begun by the committee on printing revealed a lot of irregu larities which boded III for Mr. SUI1 Ings. The expenses of the department were run up to such unprecedented figures that complaint became, gen eral. In one instance it Is said that were added to the, weekly pay roll. NO SPECIAL MESSAGE President Will Not Transmit Com munication on Legislation Proposed By Civic Federation. 1 Washington, March 17.—The report that the president is about to send a special message to congress urging upon Its attention certain matters of necessary legislation recommended by the civic federation, meets with posi tive denial at the White House. The fact Is, the president, as already stated in the press, has been for tho past fortnight In consultation at Inter vals with members of the federation, for tlie most part individually and sep arately, but some times in groups, con- erning the prospect of securing legis- 1|lUon the (1 „.HoUon of thelr the n,Yv |eHlres view of the events of Oct. 24, when burn, of Iowa, of one or more bills eov- parkins candidacy seems to be that he erlng the subject. The president has no present Intention of transmitting a message to congress simultaneously with the introduction of these bills in the house.' He does feel deeply Inter- ers ln thls raatter- he The Lllley Hearing Washington, March 17.—-Lawrenco Spear, an employe of the (Electric Boat Company, was the .principal witness today before the Lllley submarine boat Inquiry. Spear denied he had told Representative Hobson he would use about to deliver her speech on "An archy as It Really Is." The scene was Workingmen's' hall at Twelfth and Waller streets. Nearly 300 ons had assembled th „alf At the opening of last night's meet ing it was announced as the first con •ference of the Freedom group and that the proceeds would 'be devoted to free speech in Chicago. Miss Goldman was not arrested, and as soon as the police had ordered her from the hall she went to the resi dence of her friend. Dr. R. Miriam Yampolsk.v. at 614 Twelfth street, de nouncing t.lie authorities. She said that she would take "legal action" against the police for the re straining of her personal liberty, IOWA SEAMAN ILL. Smallpox Breaks Out at League la land Navy Yard. Philadelphia, March 17.—'The dis covery that Joseph W. Kardoff, an ordinary seaman of Fort Madison, la., was suffering from smallpox aboard the cruiser Brooklyn, lying at the League Island 'navy yard, will result In all employes of the yard, and every member of the crew, together with tilie officers, numbering i-'.OOO persons, being vaccinated. The cruiser was fumigated and placed in quarantine. ILLEGAL PRACTICE ALLEGED. Criminal Prosecution Against C. & O. and Favored Shippers, Rumored. Washington, March 17.—A criminal prosecution, it is indicated «offlclally, will be instituted against certain offi cials of the Chesapeake & Ohio rail road company, and certain favored shippers by that line, on account of what is asserted to have been «.n il legal practice relative to interstate snLpmenls. ANOTHER 'LAST SURVIVOR* DEAD William Nelms. of Manassa, Colo., Fought fn Battle of Balaklava. La Jara. Colo.. March 17.—William N'elms. aged 10 vears. who claimed to be the last survivor ot the "noble six hundred at Balaklava. is dead at his affair* committee provided he «'a.» essionai district are prepared to 7 Pear mitted he bad told Hobson secretary 'he would assist Hobson in any way •lie could. MISS GOLDMAN SUPPRESSED. Chicago Police Break Up Meeting When Speech is Started. •Chicago, March 17.—lEmnia Goldman, leader of the anarchists of this coun try, was dragged from the stage by the police .last night just as she was Shaw, ex-secretary of the treasury, a member of Roosevelt's cabinet, and one of the most- pronounced standpat ters of the country, should be turned down for this, there might be more trouble than if Lafe was turned down. there, more of a ,narc.hists of the S Expected in Des Moines to At tend Convention and to Ask For I'l ace MAY SPOIL STANDPAT PLANS Shaw's Entrance Would Interfere With Slate Already Prepared—Speculation as to Delegates-at-Large, Permanent Cha rman and Other Honors—Del egates Slow in Arriving. patter. George D, Perkins was lirst discussed and set down in an unof ficial slate as the man who would be ex-Representative William S. Hart, of Allamakee county, and National Com mitteeman Ernest 15. Hart, of Council Bluffs, that Hart of Allamakee is to be the chairman. This agreement was made on the condition that Hart and his friends were to carry the Fourth I do this, tlio lie carried his own county, adjournment of the present ,, llere will .candidacy ot fehaw foi not hesitate to address a message to large. Shaw was mentioned early in congress urging action upon the bill or the year for the position, but later was bills, but so far he has not written dropped and a slate fixed up with one line of such communication. •i his influence with Speaker Cannon to, Furthermore, there Is talk hare Hobson appointed on the naval Perkins, Young, Hart of Council Bluffs and Lane as the delegates at large. It was learned today that Shaw will pro •vi.bly aj'.oryl the state convention. Letters have been accumulating for him at the Chamberlain for some days, and while there was no information as to when he was to reach the city the fact that his mail is being held for Special to Times-Republican.* j'ounty and one other county make a I majority. Ii11e mindful of the honor Dcs Moines, March 17. When 111..- district for Allison in this campaign, it has been practically decided among and send delegates to this lirst state tile progressives to have one of these convention for Allison. Hart failed to |, loijett,^ is slated for a delegate at large. It Is possible that Hart and Torbett may have to be put off with positions of alternate delegate-at-large. banks of every state in the union to *sted in the success of projected legis [ho aiiioiint of $500 000 000 npnrlv nil lfltloil, 2nd lit SOtllf future dRto, If it .»»,«« of Which was in the !auus of the Me appears, he can be of assistance to the that developed today was the possible others of more ami less amounts ready banking groups. It supplied the big Primf Another pre-convention situation delegate-at- taken evidence that he will q( his friemls in the Tenth urge his name for one of the delegates- at-large. If this is done, it may spoil all the nicely laid plans ot some of the other candidates, it is claimed that Shaw as a candidate would be in direct op position to Lafe Young, whe* is one of the slate candidates. But Young is editor of the only standpat newspaper in Des Moines, the capital of the state, and he standpatters could not afford to offend Lafe, and yet if Leslie M. Shaw was a candidate for president, Eklalstadt group—the same set with I but the standpatters of Iowa gave him no encouragement. He also wanted to be Allison's successor, and he got no encouragement there. Now if he should be turned down for delegate-at large he might be very much offend ed. and his friends might be still more offended. Tho convention is being run in the interests of Allison's candidacy, and hence they do not wish to offend anvbody. which young Ave.rbuch affiliated and the same hall In which he ihad Im bibed some of his anarchistic notions. There is talk among the standpatters that the5r will pass the Ohio plank on the tariff, and incorporate it into the resolutions to be reported to the con vention and thus dispose of that. They were very much afraid tha.t an oppo sition to that plank would give the Cummins people a chance to bring in a minority report and offer that plank. This would give the minority a chance to talk on the proposition, and that might upset the convention. So the Ohio plank is likely to be incorporated in the resolutions offered by the standpatters, but this is not definitely decided. The progressives will have four men on every committee. They will con trol the Fourth, Seventh, Tenth and Eleventh congressional caucuses and will name the representatives from those districts on the resolutions, per manent organization and credentials committees. The standpatters wil! have all the rest and will have eigh teen members of the national delega tion to eight by the progressives. But the minority representation ont he com mittees will give the progressjives a chance to be heard and to offer some minority reports .if they so wish. There is considerable talk about the lobbies of Lafe Young's advocacy of Taft for president. After it was called remembered Further on in the editorial he says: "Secretarv Taft's position on the tariff question would make against Harvey Ingham, editor of tht» Regj. ter and Leader. Is being given for clearing up the situation In Seventh district as to 'delegates^£ national convention. Had the pr^ sives controlled the state eon\£- -n Ingham would undoubtedly haVe* na delegatc-a.1-large to the natloV on vention. When it became & irent that the standpatters wmiip ntrol. Seven''i district republican**" inched the iuea of pulling Ingham he del egation from th».- district, feei.ng that the li'.n.'i' w.-i^ by right due him. There were (wo other candidates, one f" mi Story county and one from Ma rion county, both of them good pro fit essi ves. Mr. Ingham would have I I ecu named for one of the positions if he had consented to take it for Polk )K st^te convention meets tomorrow there the interests of a good feeling in the may be something of a contest over (Seventh district. who will be permanent chairman of the convention. There will be question but that it will be a stand- Dallas courtv to remain out of the race for congressman and are again urging him to enter the race. He gave selected. Now It is claimed there is«an sure to be opposition to Hull understanding and agreement between I there has come a revival of the idea ,as jn|n(I yj,.. Ingham declined Progressive republicans have not been content to allow Judge Nichols of Ills word definitely some time ago that he would not consent to run. Since of brli.glng out a good strong progres sive. Many want Judge Nichols to en te* the race. He Is again considering it. Judge Prouty of Polk county, who has been mentioned as a possible can didate. is among those urging him to run. If Nichols finally refuses again to run it Is likely that Judge Prouty wl' be brought out. It is learned that th a ainst H""" Judge Nichols Is loath to enter the race for the reason that he could 111 .uYr-rd to accept it. It costs much more to be a congressman and live in Wash ini,ton than to be a judge. Judge Prouty financially is more able to en ter the race.-- i- There is speculation as to whether the control of the state convention will help or hinder Allison. About tho^^av ery lobby it was learned fodaVi'\iiat there are several amounts of $fiOO and to go up on the United Stiles sen atorship. Offers thus far coming to light were made by Cummins enthu siasts. POWDER MILL HORROR Four Lives Lost in Explosion at Coalmont, Near Linton, Ind., and Four Injured, Two Fatally. Linton, Ind.. Maroh 17.—Four men were killed and four were injured, two fatally. this morning in an explosion at the United States powder mills at Coalmont, four teen miles from here. All windows in the town were shattered. 'Many plate windows were broken here. The ex plosion was heard for many miles. Physicians have bec!n sent from sur rounding towns. BLAMES MOTHER-IN-LAW. First Wife of Jefferson Man Trying to Prove Fraud in Divorce. -.v Special to Times-Republican. Des Moines, March 17.—A rather pe culiar case is up in the courts here, as the result, of William Xorthway, of Jefferson, finding himself the unhappy the retirement by national banks of possessor of two wives at the same not decided what the second Mrs. North way's standing would be should the divorce decree be set aside. Mrs. Northway testified that she be- Fred Mrs. Brvan an impossibility because on the leading issue thev would be an in to he B. M. to their attention many rememoerea ,,,,,,, that in February of last year Lafe pub- Ka». I he funeral v\ il be he.d lished an editorial in his newspaper day afternoon at l.«0 cl ck saying that Taft was an Impossibility. In that editorial he siud: "Secretary Taft is ranked as a radical, in.the class with La Follette and others." Dr. D. his nomination Is a iliar with the fact that recently Mr. lieves her mother-in-law, Mrs, Charles desirable to have for these emergency Bohink. to be responsible for hor hus- FOUNDER OF MACKSBURG DEAD. Dr. J. H. Mack One of Best Known H. Mack One of Best Medical Men in Iowa. Special to Times-Republican. Herron of Macksburg. and K. Farnsworth of Wichita, be held Wednes- DEFEATS The Weather.^ sel 5, 1 ii. snow to- Sun rises March In, li: Iowa—Probably rain or light and Wednesday. .Illinois—i'artly cloudy and prob S ably raiu in the southern and rain'or snow in the northern portion tonight or Wednesday cooler tonight in the east. South Dakota—Probably snow to night and Wednesday. Missouri-—Partly cloudy and prob ably showers tonight and Wednesday. PAGE ONE. Telegraphic News: Railroad Bonds .Eliminated. l.aKollette Scores Kings of Finance. ritieal Situation in Haiti. Uosses Say Iowa Must Instruct. Shaw May Demand Delegate Hon ors. No Special .Message to Congress. Powder Mill Horror. PAGES TWO AND THREE., Iowa Newn •Hoy iMes of Rabies. ,.j Long Career of Crime. tid (Jiving Defeated in Des Moines. Wonders of Drainage. Fine Point Is Raised. "Medium" Made Good. PAGE FOUR Editorial: C,' Permanent Investment. An industrial Jag Cure. Wasted Sentiment. Looker-On ln Iowa. Topics and Iowa Opinion. PAGE FIVE. City News: Morgan Case Appealed by City. Mayor Sends Council Special Mes sage. General News of City and County. City News in Brief. PAGES SIX AND SEVEN. City News: Mayor and Councilman Mix. Heated Worded Discussion in Pub iic. muslin President School Board. Teachers' Institute Dates Fixed. Dance Hall Ordinance Glimmers. The City Field. PAGE EIGHT* Markets and General: Firm Wheat Marnet. Light Trade In Corn. Cattle Steady. Advance in Hogs. Taft Trouble in Ohio. Senate Committee Agrees to EliminKte Objectionable Se- 4, curities in Aldrich Bill OLD PROVISION RETAINED Feature of Old Law Regulating Amount to Be Retired in One Month Voted in by Committee—Aldrich Ac quiesces in Amendments Which Are Proposed. Washington, March 17.^-The senate committee on finance today voted un animously to amend the Aldrich finan cial bill by eliminating railroad bonds as security for national bank note circulation. It has also decided to amend the bill so as to retain the pro vision of the present law prohibiting more time. T.he first Mrs. Northway is try ing to show Judge Brennan tihat her! former husband used fraud in securing Amendments were reported to tne a divorce from her. Since then he I senate today by Aldrich, who said the ha,s married again, but the courts have act than $9,000,000 of circulation in ion of the committee had been un- animous. He said: "The committee believed when the bill was reported and now believes it Is notes as band securing a divorce. She said her, soil told her that his grandmother of available security. But the com said: "I don't want any Irish in mylmittee finds issues are raised in re faniily," and "1 will spend all my gard to railroad bonds which have no money to get them divorced." Mrs. reference _to the bill under considera Northwa.y has already begun suit tion, sucTT as the question of the re against her mother-in-law for alicnat- lation between the raiiroad and the 1ng Northway's affections. of Madison county, the town of Macksburg. aged 71 years. Dr. Mack was one of the best known medical men in this section of-Iowa! and rode far and wide across the hills I and prairies attending the ills of the Madison county people. French Car No. 2 to Be Shipped tc Dr Mack was a member of the Omaha. Twenty-third general assembly. He Special to Times-Republican, is survived hy his wife and four! Carroll. March 17.—Kronen car No daughters—'Mrs. E. L. Townsend and Mrs. L. H. Hixson of Des Moines. Mrs. IOWA WRESTLER. B. Roller, Seattle. Wins From Jesse Westergarde. Seattle. Wash.. March 17.—I.)r. D. B. Holler of Seattle, a wrestler, won two straight falls from Jesse Westergarde, of Iowa, last night, the first fall in twentv-fonr minutes and the second in an hour and two minutes. large an amount as possible public and the proper treatment of railroad stocks and bonds, and under all the circumstances the committee thinks it better to ask the senate to strike out these provisions in respect fo railroad bonds." Senator Nelson of Minnesota, in quired whether the amendment had been offered by the committee in re- Macksburg, Maroh 17.—Death yes terday removed from this community Dr. J. H. Mack, one of the :pioneers lation to ban king reserves. and founder of! "No." replied Aldrich. the commit tee has that under consideration and will report on it in a very short time." MOTOBLOC BREAKS DOWN. 2 broke down near here today and had to be hauled in by team. The r.ar Wlll be shipped from this point to Omaha, where t.he crew hope to in tercept car repairs now en route. Iowa at Washington. Washington, March 17.--Rural car riers appointed. Viola—Alfred V. Collins, Scott Ash ton John M. Sellen and Herman Hoff man. ('enterville—-^barles W. Rhea. VIilo—James Kstes, Ray W. Mc N ir. Storv City—Sampson Wier and Clar ence A. Wier.. Decision to Allow Refugees in Foreign Legations to Leave Country, lie versed FURTHER GUARD FOR AMERICANS|. Cruiser Des Moines Will Proceed afl Once to Port Au Prince From Guan- tanamo, and Gunboat Eagle Was Ordered There Yesterday All in Conspiracy Ordered Arrested. Washington, March 17.—The HalteH situation is described by state depart- ment officials today as decidedly moro grave than at any time slncc thf..rev olution has been in progress. Dis patches received early in the day arel to the effect that the Haiitien govern ment ihas reversed its decision to allow refugees in the foreign legation to leave the country, and they will not b® allowed to do so. As a further pro tection to American interests in the island, the cruiser Des Moines has been ordered to proceed at once to Port Au 'Prince, from Guantanamo. j: The gunboat Eagle was 'dispatched .'Vi there yesterday. CRITICAL AT HAITI. French Minister Reports Fresh Execu tions and Danger to Legations. Paris, March 17.—Official dispatches, f/* received here from Haiti, indicate thatj' the situation' there Is still critical toe.' foreigners. French Minister Carteron reports that fresh executions occurred' last night, but he does not give tho number. He says that previous to last^r night twenty-seven men were execu ted. He describes M. Lecoinpte, the j, new minister of the interior, as "bloodthirsty," and further reprisals are feared. There is still danger of an a attack on the foreign legations and ,* consolates. jMf-' The Port Au Prince correspondent-^' of the Temps cables that the govern- ment has decided to arrest all per sons Implicated in the conspiracy against It, and to summarily execute all those caught with arms in theiri hands. Cruisers Arrive Today. NEW FLAG DESIGN ANNOUNCED* War Department Issues Circular Let ter Telling of Pattern. Washington, March 17.—Because ot a general misapprehension on the sub ject of the change in the national flag necessitated by the admission of Okla-* homa to the union of states, the war department has found it necessary to issue a circular letter announcing that a design already has been adopted to go into effect on the fourth of July next. In the approved design the field, or union, of the llag consists of forty-' first, third, fourth and sixth rows hav-* first, third, fonrth and sixth rows hav ing .eight stars, and the second anift fifth rows having seven stars each. FINAL APPEAL TO SAVE SEALS. 1 Port Au Prince, March 17—The (-frit* Ish cruiser Indefatigable, and the Ger^i man cruiK.-r Bremen arrived this morn-aSifj^ Ing. The lives or foreigners are not considefed in danger. Today the sit* uation Is tranquil. Canadians Urge United States to Tak* Step* to Prevent Destruction. Victoria, B. C., March 17.—The pres^ ent leaders in the Canadian fur seal Ing industry, which has been brought to a point of effacement by reason ot the operation of the Paris award ot' 1893, are making a last appeal to th® United States to take some action which shall prevent the complete de struction of seals in Bering sea. They are asking the governments of Greafr-' Britain and the United States to ap-' proach Russia and Japan with a re quest that there be a period of tenjjf$g,yj years at least during which the herd.# will have opportunity to recuperate. TRAIN STALLED IN TUNNEL. Fire Rages in Fulton Street Station# New York, Today. New York, March 17.—for nearly^ an hour today, a train ha.lf filled with. ,? passengers was stalled in the tunnel Planing Mill at Grandon, Wis., CoilM pletely Wrecked and Burned. Grandon. Wis.. March 17.—The plan-* fng mill of George Kemp was com* pletelv wrecked and burned today byi an explosion in which three men wer« killed. 12 ILL OF MEASLES 2 DEAD. Entire Family Stricken in Centralis and Mother and Child 8uccumb. Centralis, III., March 17.—Mrs. Fan nie Fen ton and her daughter Emma, aged 1". died within an howr of each other from measles. Two more chil dren are not expected to live, while the entire family of twelve stricken witll the malady. *-:t| •H -I ••r ,Pv ^13$ E a iv re a in the Fulton street station under low«T Broadway. The fire started from a.v short circuit in the third rail. Tho guards kept the doors of the cars locked, in order to prevent the pas-.: sengers from leaving the train and hazarding their lives on the third rail, while trying to find their way out of the smoke-filled tunnel and into th« Bowling Green street station. f:. EXPLOSION KILLS THREE. I t!