GREAT NEWS EVENT
Have been reported first in the
Times-Republican, notably the ter
rible theater disaster in Chicago,
McKinley's assassination, San
Francisco earthquake and the hor«
i-'. rible school fire in Cleveland^
JResolutions Presented to State
Convention Endorse Tariff Ke
vision Plank and Allison
CUMMINS MEN MAKE A FIGHT
Oppose on Floor of Convention Reso
lution Endorsing Allison For Senator
—Saunders is Permanent Chairman
—Only Fight in Convention in on
(By Associated Press.)
Des Moines, March 18.—The repub
lican state convention, which is to
name four delegates at large to the na
tional convention, instruct them for
Taft, eulogize Senator Allison, and
adopt a platform calling for revision of
the tariff, was called to order at 11
o'clock today, by Frank P. Woods,
chairman of the state central com
mittee. He surrendered the gavel to
Attorney General H. W. Byers, the
temporary chairman, who made an el
oquent. address, which aroused the del
egates to much enthusiasm. At the
conclusion of Byers' speech, the re
sult of the various district caucuses
was reported and the convention ad
journed until afternoon to await the
reports of committees.
Thruout the morning the wording of
the tariff provision plank of the plat
form was the discussion among the
Allison men. Numerous suggestions
were debated, and when the conven
tion adjourned, it was generally un
derstood that the meeting of the res
olutions committee would be produc
tive of considerable argument. The
plank most in favor prior to the meet
ing of the committee was that out
lined last night, which calls for revis
ion "immediately after the inaugura
tion of the president."
The Cummins men determined be
fore thft convention met to force a vote
on the adoption of the Ohio revision
plank verbatim, and two reports from
the resolutions committee were con
sidered probable. In all other things
the convention is expected to be har
monious. The slate for delegates at
large was altered in one particular by
John T. Adams, of Dubuque, who with
drew in favor of Frank W. Simmons,
of Ottumwa. Adams i(S the campaign
manager for Allison, and it is believed
his selection might give the impres
sion that he had placed himself on the
Blythe and Young Do Poor Job Boss
Des Moines, March 18.—The fight
over permanent chairman of today's
republican convention was carried
down to the time of the meeting of the
committee on permanent organization.
The light marks a split in the stand
pat ranks. When it was learned that
the standpatters would control the
convention, Lafe Toung, George D.
Perkins and others stepped in as the
leaders to say what should be done.
Another element of the standpat par
ty objected and showed it by a fight
on Perkins for permanent chairman.
They even threatened to fight Lafe
Young for delegate-at-large, and in the
Tenth district caucus this forenoon
two delegates declared their willing
to nominate Shaw in opposition
the standpat faction
In deciding how to run the conven
tion are th« feature
the day. The con
vention assembled at 11:30 and quick
work. Attorney General By
ers introduced an innoyation as tem
porary chairman by making a very
short speech, filled with praise of the
republican party and its leaders. He
was 'roundly applauded and his first
mention of Roosevelt brought a storm
applause. [Byers' speech appears
on Page 2.]
Cummins and Lacey Cheered.
When Governor Cummins entered a
box before the convention opened, he
was given hearty applause that came
quite generally from all sections of the
house. In spite of the standpat differ
ences there was general good feeling
among the delegates.
When Major Lacey was named by
the Sixth district for the resolutions
committee a storm of applause from
the standpatters greeted his name. It
Is understood that he is the real au
thor of the resolutions offered today.
Shaw Does Not Show Up.
The convention today is marked by
the absence of leaders of the standpat
faction. Dolliver is not here and Shaw
Is not here. The big meeting of stand
patters with speeches by outside sena
tors was called off some days ago.
Blythe and Ernest Hart are here and
they, with Lafe Young and George D.
Perkins, tried to run the convention.
Hart was a candidate for election as
national committeeman and as dele
gate-at-large. He was forced to pull
out of the race as the delegate-at
Saunders Permanent Chairman.
Senator Saunders, of Council Bluffs,
was selected by the committee on per
manent organization for permanent
Ohio Tariff Plank Adopted.
The resolutions committee incorpor
ated the Ohio tariff plank, and agreed
on the entire resolutions except the en
dorsement of Allison. The committer
r.g"eed to divide the resolutions so as
to allow a separate vote on Allison to
Standpat Delegation Seated.
The state central committee heard
but refused lo consider the Des Moines
county contest from Burlington. The
credentials committee, a majority of
which was standpat. seated the stand
pat delegation. The Fourth district
member of the resolutions committee,
is Senator James A. Smith, of Mitchell
OHIO PLANK ADOPTED.
Resolutions Declare for Tariff Revision
Special to Tlnies-Kepublicai*.
semble on the 16th of June. We have
confidence in his ability, his indepen-
vote for William H. Taft, and we^ar-
The nation, almost without regard to
Des Moines, March 18.—The follow
ing is the report ol the commit lee on
"Resolved, by the republicans of the
state of Iowa, in convention assembled,
that the record of our party during
more than fifty years of unexampled
national history is the large asset of
the republican party and the pride of
all republicans: that ive earnestly de
sire the continued supremacy and ex
panding influence of this great organ
ization, and we hereby renew our ex
pression of pride in the recent record
of the party, in administration and
legislation. We have faith to believe
that the republican party, under the
guidance of the people, will meet the
just public requirements in the fu
ture as in the past.
"We declare unequivocally for pro
tection as a caf'dinal principle of tho lam D. Haywood and George A. Petti
republicnn party, and we. re-affirm our bone, lor the murder ot ex-Governor
unalterable purpose to maintain it. yteunenberg, told the exact truth, at
Events have confirmed the wisdom of.
the makers of the national platform or
1904. wherein the party pledged a 're- Fremont Wood, in the district court
adjustment of rates of duty only when today, recommended the state board of
conditions so change that the public, pHr(jons [0 commute Orchard's sen
interests demand theii tence of death to imprisonment in the
accordance with this declaration or
four years ago the republican party state penitentiary.
of Iowa endorses the declaration of The sentence of death was an
the Ohio republican platform of this
party, admonishes the people of Iowa
SENATOR WHYTE DIES.
condition got worse. About 4 o'clock
yesterday afternoon the senator
a purse of $7,500 and
gether with a reasonable proilt, to the In sentencing Orchard and recom
end that without excessive duties, Am- mending the commutation of his sen
erican manufacturers, farmers, pro- 1 tence, the judge reviewed the case from
ducers and wage earners may have the time of the killing of Stuenenberg
adequate protection. to the present, including the arrest of
"Resolved, That we will favor the Orchard. Regarding the part taken by
nomination of Williafti H. Taft by the Orchard in the trials of Haywood and
republican national convention to as- I Pettibone, the judge said:
dent manhood, his comprehension df awaiting final sentence, has not only
large and vital public questions, his
uncompromising integrity and his un
faltering courage.. We believe him to
be the choice of the republicans of this
state, who have never failed to en
dorse the official record of President
Roosevelt. Therefore, we unequivoc
ally instruct our delegates-at-large to
Judge Wood Keeonmiends Idaho
Hoard of Pardons to Com
mute Death Sentence
EXACT TRUTH SERVES HIM WELL
Because the Judge Believes Harry Or
chard Was Honest in His Testimony
During Haywood and Pettibone Trial
His Influence1 May Result in Im
prisonment in State Penitentiary.
Caldwell. Idaho, March IS.—Stating
tnat lie believed that Harry Orchard,
I in his testimony in the trials of Will-
year in behalf of TeMsion of the tar- Tuesday of last week
iff by a. special session of the next,
congress, insuring the maintenance of ''J' Orchard, when ariaigned. Judge
the true principle of protecting by im- Wood presided at both the Haywood
posing such custom:! duties as will
unced in accordance with the plea
equal the difference between the cost,
of production at horn.! and abroad, to- I Jud9e
NO PARDON FOR STOESSEL.
Emperor Nicholas Refuses Plea for
Suspension of Prison Sentence.
St. Petersburg, March 18.—The em
peror yesterday conlirmed the death
sentence passed upon Lieutenant Gen
eral Stoessel, and also the court's rec
ommendation for commutation of the
sentence to ten years' imprisonment
in a fortress. The former commander
of Port Arthur ineffectually petitioned
for a full pardon.
SCALE COMMITTEE DIVIDED.
Majority Favors Signing Scale by Dis
tricts in Case of Disagreements.
Indianapolis, March 18.—Just before
the convention of miners met this aft
ernoon. it was announced that a post
ponement until 4 o'clock would be
asked for 'by the scale committee. It
is understood tha't the committee stood
15 to 6 in favor of signing th. scale
,ly districts, where t'he scale could not
/be agreed upon to si#-n by individuals.
Mad Dog Bites Seven Children.
HarHsburg, 111., .March IS.—The state
board of b&alth has arranged to send
"I am more than satisfied that the
defendant now at the bar of the court
acted in good faith in making the dis
closures that he did, but that he also
testified fully and fairly to the whole
truth, withholding nothing that was
material, and declaring nothing which
had not taken place. It was the par
ticular province of the court to observe
and follow this witness upon the for-
nestly request them and our district no mftn living could conceive the sto
delegates to use their united influence ries of crime told by the witness and
in support of the Taft candidacy. maintain himself under the merciless
"Resolved, That we favor the retell- firo of the leading cross examination
tion of Senator William B. Allison in attorneys of the country, unless upon
his place, and that w3 do this because he theory that he was testifying to
he has brought great distinction to the facts and circumstances which had ac
state because he iias served the tual existence within his own experi
whole party and the wlfole -country nce.
with singular fidelity and ability be- child can truly testify and main
cause of his present commanding po- tajn itself on cross examination. A
sition in the senate and in the coun- .nlan niay be able to frame his story
cils of the nation and because he has
strength in all situations and all emer- faots involving a short single trans
gencies. He is recognized as the mas-
ter legislative architect of his time. ]lere
am^of the opinion that
testify to a brief statement of
tjon, but 1 cannot conceive a case
en the greatest intellect can
of its interest in this great states- shifting scenes and changing charac
man. Therefore, we stand for his re
election, the continuance of his wise
counsel, and the retention of his serv
ices to the country at large."
Maryland Statesman Succumbs
Erysipelas at Baltimore.
Baltimore, Md„ March 18.—William
Pir.ckney Whyte, United States senator
from Maryland, "died at his home here
Senator Whyte was taken ill in Wash
ington last Thursday and came here
at once. Erysipelas developed and his
had a .have
sinking spell, but was conscious until
the end, at 7:05 p. m.
BURNS AN EASY VICTOR.
One Blow in First Round Puts Roche
Dublin, March 18.—Tommy Burns, ter tho he may be believed by the
the American, retained his title of jury, unless there is other independent
world's heavy-weight champion by
knocking out Jem Roche, the cham
pion of Ireland, with a single punch at
the Theater Royal here last night. One
minute and twenty-eight seconds of
the first round were required by
Burns to settle the light, which was for
story of crime covering
duration, with constantly
ters, and maintain the story with cir
cumstantial delays to times, places,
persons and particular circumstances,
and under as merciless a cross exam
ination as was ever given a witness
in an American court, unless the wit
ness thus testifying was speaking
truthfully, and without attempt either
to misrepresent or conceal.
"Believing as I do that the defend
ant acted in good faith, and that when
called as a witness for the state he
told all and withheld nothing, I can
more readily fulfill the duty I consider
the law imposes upon me. In passing
upon this question, it is immaterial
that the juries in the two cases tried
dec)ared tImt they were not sat_
ij!fled Qf the guil]t Qf the defendants
on trial. The statutes of the state im
pose the guilt of t'he defendants on
trial. The statutes of the state im
pose a bar to the conviction on testi
mony of an accomplice alone, no mat-
evidence tending to .connect the defend
ant on trial with the commission of
the crimes. And, again, in each of the
cases tried, the court, at the written
request of each of the defendants, in
structed the jury that a verdict of not
guilty did ,not mean that the defendant
side bet of on trial was innocent, but rather his
guilt had not been proven beyond a
reasonable doubt in the manner and
form prescribed by law.
"For these reasons it is at once ap
parent that the verdict of the juries
referred to are not necessarily at vari
ance with the views expressed. I am
thoroughly satisfied under the facts in
this case, that the court has a plain
duty to perform, and that the author
ities quoted leave no alternative in the
matter, and under these authorities, the
defendant must be recommended to the
clemency of the pardoning board, with
full assurance that it is not to be pre
sumed that the equitable title to mer
cy which the defendant has acquired
by testifying to the truth will not be
sacredly accorded by the board in
which the power to pardon or commute
is vested by the state constitution. The
recommendation of the court to the
pardon board is that the sentence of
the court about to be imposed upon
this defendant be commuted, and that
the death penalty be remitted."
The judge gave as a further reason
for remitting the death sentence, that
as Orchard was the only person out of
a thousand men involved in the crimes
of arson and murder in 1899. which
culminated in the blowing up of the
seven children of this place to 'hk-ago Bunkerhill and Sullivan concentrator,
to be treated at the Pasteur institute who had voluntarily and fully dis
for hydrophobia. The children, who closed these crimes, the state was un
belong in five families, were all bitten der some obligation to withhold his
by the same dog. The board stands execution. Judge Wood after reading
the expenses of the treatment his ruling, finally
and fixed May 15 as the date of exe
cution. Orchard asked permission to
speak, and it was granted. He thanked
the court for the review of the case
given, and for the kindly remarks in
regard to him. lie repeated that lie
had fold the whole truth, and that no
promise of mercy or immunity had
ever been made Lo him. Before lie had
concluded, tears were streaming from
his eyes and he all but broke down as
he thanked the judge for his recom
mendation to the board of pardons..
GROVER SEVENTY-ONE TODAY
Ex-President Cleveland Receiving
Scores of Congratulatory Telegrams.
Lakewood. N. J., -March 18.—Grover
Cleveland is quietly celebrating his
seventy-first birthday here today. This
morning Mrs. Cleveland and children
came over from Princeton to spend tho
day with him. Mr. Cleveland said
that he was enjoying better health to
day than for some time past. From
all parts of the country congratulatory
telegrams are pouring in.
IS LABOR A TRUST?
Conference Begun at Washington To
day, Following President Gomper's
Call, Will Consider Consequences of
Recent Injunction Decisions.
Washington, March 18.—A confer
ence of far-reaching importance to
labor began here today. Participating
are President Gompers and members
of the executive council of the Amer
ican Federation of Labor, together with
the executive officers of the Interna
tional Trades Unions of America, who
met pursuant to a call issued by Pres
ident Gompers, to consider the conse
quences of the recent injunction decis
ions of the supreme court of the
United States, affecting labor organ-1
lzations, with particular reference to
the Banbury Hatters case, in which
that court substantially 'held that labor
legislations were to tie .considered!
trusts as much as organizations of
BREWERIES NOT CLOSED.
Railroad Clerks Affected by Retrench
ment, Take Places of Strikers.
St. Louis, March 18.—The brewer
ies were operated today with dimin
ished forces, because of the strike in
stituted yesterday. Railroad clerks
who have lost their positions 'by reason
of the retrenchment recently instituted
toy the various roads, are being em
ployed In large numbers to take the
place of the strikers.
NOTED DIVINE DEAD.
Dr. J. I. Smith Organized Presby
terianism in Western Wisconsin.
La Crosse, Wis.. March 18.—Rev.
A 118HALLTOWX. IOWA, WEDNESDAY, MARCH IS 1908
ARMOUR SUCCEEDS FISH, e'
Illinois Central Stockholders to Vote
On Increasing Capital Stock.
New York, March 18.—At the annual
meeting of the directors of the Illinois
Central, J. Ogden Armour was elected
director to succeed Stuyvesant Fish.
The directors voted to authorize the
holding of a special meeting of stock
holders to vote on an increase of thir
ty per cent In the company's stock.
SENECA IS LAUNCHED.
Hepburn's Granddaughter Christens
First Craft of Her Type.
Newport News, Va., March 18.—The
United States steel derelict destroyer
Seneca was successfully launched. Miss
Edith Hepburn, a granddaughter of
Congressman Hepburn, Iowa, christ
ened the vessel. The Seneca is the
first craft of her type ever constructed.
Ir.win Smith, organizer of the
Presbyterian church in western Wis- I
consin and Minnesota, and father of I
President William Smith, of Coe col
lege, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, died yester
day at Cedar Rapids, aged 82 years..
FJNE IN PHONE LISTENERS.
Measure Indorsed by Oklahoma. House
Provides Penalty for Offenders.
Guthrie, Okla., March 18—The hose
passed the senate telephone measure,
with the addition of an amendment
imposing a tine of from $5 to $50 for
eavesdropping over a telephone. The
measure provides for separate booths
for blacks and whites.
DYING OF CONSUMPTION.
Karl Hau, Washington Professor, in
Bruchsal Penitentiary for Murder.
Karlsruhe, March 18.—Karl Hau, a
former professor at Washington, D. C„
who is serving a life sentence here
for the murder of his mother-in-law,
is hoipelessly ill of consumption, in t'he
Saloons Issue in Campaign.
Davenport, March IS.—The "lid"
which the Civic Federation proposes to
fasten tight on the city of Davenport,
will be the issue in the city campaign
and at the election on April 4.
The democratic city convention last
night adopted a platform denouncing
the Iowa mulct law, declaring it pro
ductive of intemperance and of black
New York Central Dividend.
New York, March 18.—The New York
Central today declared a quarterly div
for 60 days.
per cent, a reduction of
1% per cent as compared with the
last quarterly dividend.
The Money Market.*
New York, March 18.—Money easy,
l?i per cent. P^iine mercantile,
SVifofi per cent. Sterling, firm, 4.86#
4.8605 for demand, and
Standpatters Take Everything
in the Fifth, Even to Com
ROW AVERTED IN THE SECOND
Allison Resolutions Withheld and Cur
tis Withdraws Candidacy—Tenth
District Insists on Strong Taft Res
olutions and Instructs Its Delegates
—Other Political News.
Des Moines, March Is.—Delegates
from the congressional districts to the"
national convention selected at the
caucuses today and in the conventions
in the First, Sixth, Eighth and Sev
enth, previously held, are as follows:
First district—Hazen Sawyer, of Lee,
arid Horace S. Rand of Des Moines
Second—Frank W. Ellis of Clinton,
and David Brant, of Johnson.
Third—J. R. Guthrie, of Dubuque and
Eugene Schafter. of Wright.
Fourth—Duncan Rule of Cerro Gor
do, and Charles Webster, of Fayette.
Fifth—E. R. Moore of Linn, and Sol.
Wortheim of Benton.
Sixth—John F. Lacey of Mahaska,
and M. A. McCord of Jasper.
Seventh—C. R. Quadc of Story, and
Loren R. Hayes of Marion.
Eighth—Judge Harvey of Leona, and
Abbott of Union.
Ninth—L. F. Potter of Shelby, and
James Dewell of Harrison.
Tenth—S. D. Clarke of Kossuth, and
Robert Healy, of Webster.
Eleventh—M. E. DeWolf of Clay, and
W. C. Metcalf of O'Brien.
Committee on Resolutions.
The resolutions committee selected
by the district caucuses today was as
First—N. N. Jones of Lee.
Second—S. A. Finger of Scott.
Third—L. G. Hind of Dubuque.
Fourth—J. A. Smith of Mitchell.
Fifth—W. R. Boyd of Linn.
Sixth—John F. Lacey of Mahaska.
Seventh—Thomas Chesline of Polk.
Eighth--.CU-A.-J^ong, of Clark.
Ninth—Victor E. Bender, Pottawat
Tenth—H. J. Lee. of Emmet.
Eleventh—S. TX Rammiker of Car
A threatened fuss in the Second dis
trict caucus was avoided today by the
standpatters leaving out all resolutions
referring to Allison, and George Cur
tis, of Clinton, then withdrew fis a
candidate for delegate to the nation
al convention and made a harmony
In the Tenth district caucus Garst
asked the delegates not to offer any
resolutions for him, saying that he did
not consider such a resolution in place at
that time. A resolution was offered en
dorsing Taft in a mild way. The dele
gates in the caucus refused to consid
er it and appointed Holmes, of Kos
suth, Fred Myers, of Denison, and S.
R. Dyer to fix up something stronger.
They brought back a resolution in
structing the' delegates from the dis
trict to vote for Taft "Till h.e is nom
inated." Then the secretary attached
the entire resolutions adopted by the
Ohio state convention and they went
thru with a whirl.
STANDPATTERS CONTROL FIFTH.
Take All the Honors in Sight—In
structs for Taft.
Rpeclal to TImes-Rprubll:an.
Des Moines, March IS.—The Fifth
district caucus was good natured and
the slate went thru without mishap.
Each faction had agreed upon their
program and the Allison men, with
5!) votes to progressives' 39. took both
delegates, both alternates and every
member of the convention committees,
giving a vice president to Grundy In
spite of the Grundy man's withdrawal
E. R. Moore, of Linn: and Sol Worth
eim, of Belle Plaine, were selected as
district delegates to the national con
vention, and C. O. Brown, of Cedar,
and E. G. Peak, of Jones as alternates.
Grundy, Tama and Marshall counties
voted for B. F. Thomas, of Traer, and
F. Cummlngs of Marshalltown, for
delegates and for Lister of Grundy, for
the committee on resolutions, but
passed all other nominations. The in
stuctions of the district for Taft were
Judge Ellis said last night that af
ter inquiry he had not the slightest
doubt of the action of the convention
today. He said that it would instruct
A. B. Humphrey of New York, the
representative of Governor Hughes,
spent the day among the delegates and
last night practically admitted that the
Taft instructions would ibe adopted to
day. He regretted that the Hughes
people had not started something do
ing four weeks ago. 'He was satisfied
that there was a conspicuous Hughes
sentiment among the delegates and the
people of Iowa, his notion formed be
fore coming .here being -confirmed by
what he learned in tihe convention
Senate Adjourns for White.
Washington. March 18.—The senate
was in session only six minute^ today,
adjourning out of respect to the late
Senator White, of Maryland.
W. Blythe of Burlington was
one of the late arrivals at the hotels.
He came in last night. The fact that
he has not ibeen on the ground was
cited by standpatters as an indication
that he was not interested particularly
ir the form the program of the day
There teeing general agreement
there will be Taft Instructions that the
convention by its 17 5 standpat ma
jority will adopt an Allison indorse
ment, and that in view of the altitude
of the progressives in favor of reiter
ating the Ohio-Taft tariff plank it will
•be adopted also, the politicians turned
some of their attention yesterday
the practical, political game.
Most of the day was spent by the
leaders in discussing the resolutions,
but the question of distribution of hon
ors led to several conferences. And
the district politicians were busy try
ing to adjust the differences that have
arisen as to tJie selection of the dis
trict. delegates and alternates.
Senator J. A. Smith said last night:
"if the convention of tomorrow under
takes to pass upon the senatorship,
why should it not also undertake to
nominate a complete ticket from sen
ator to the bottom of the list and put
that indorsement before the people at
I the .Tune primary? it would be just
'as much the right of the convention
to indorse a.candidate for governor or
for supreme judge as it would be to
indorse a candidate for senator. The
primary law gave to the voters the
right to express their choice as to sen
ator and governor and other officers.
It did not include judges. The judges
are to be nominated at a convention
to be held after the primary. It would
be as much within the province of this
convention to dictate to the convention
in June as to judges as it is to dictate
to the voters at the primary in June, as
to senator or any other nominee to be
selected by the voters, under the law.
at that time. This convention was
called to select delegates to the na
tional convention. It. has not other
business under the call. A declaration
on candidates for offices to be nom
inated by the voters in June Is inde
HIGHEST H0™0R YET
Much Importance Attached to Naming
of William I. Buchanan as Head of
United States Committee on Pan-
(Special Washington Correspondence.)
Washington, March 18.—The selec
tion of William I. Buchanan, formerly
of Sioux City, as head of the United
States committee on Pan-Amertcan
relations, is regarded as the highest
honor yet paid to the Iowan-who 'lias
long been known as the most popular
diplomat who ever served in South
America. It is likely t'he selection will
toe followed by the permanent estab
lishment of a bureau here in charge of
Mr. Buchanan, to promote closer rela
tions between the countries of the
An international railroad north and
south thru South America financed by
the governments and to connect with
the Mexican and United States sys
tems is part of the gigantic scheme
Secretary Root wants promoted also
international subsidies for steamship
lines between North and South Amer
ican ports. Mr. Buchanan will become
the chief promoter, under Secretary
Root, who really selected him for the
head of the commission of these big
enterprises and others destined to
bring a closer union of all American
CENTRAL WRECK AT OLDS.
Number 95, Thru Freight, Is Reported
in the Ditch.
Special to Times-Republican.
Oskaloosa, March 18.—Iowa Cen
tral thru freight No. 05, running from
Monmouth, 111., to this city, is report
ed in the ditch today at Olds, Henry
county. The wrecker has been or
dered from Marshalltown and another
outfit from Monmouth.
The superintendent's office here de
nied emphatically that there was a
wreck. Upon further demands the
wreck was admitted, but it was stated
that there were but two cars ditched.
It is further claimed that no one was
The fact that Olds is a small town
makes information from that point
THEATER GOERS CHEER SCHMITZ
San Francisco Crowd Shows Feeling
Against Graft Prosecution.
San Francisco, Cal., March 18.—As
an indication of the strong feeling
against the graft prosecution, the au
dience at a theater last night cheered
former Mayor Schmitz. As the con
victed official stalked up the central
aisle some one shouted, "Three cheers
for Mayor Schinitz!" and nearly every
person in the auditorium joined in Ihe
cheering, which was continued for
more than five minutes. A hundred
persons left their seats and shook
hands with Schinitz.
CALLS SENATOR'S SPEECH ROT.
Chicago Banker Accuses LaFollette of
Pandering to Class Prejudice.
Chicago, March 18.—James B. For
gan, president of the First National
Bank of Chicago, and chairman of the
currency committee of the American
Bankers' association, in an interview
today relative to the speech of Sena
tor LaFollette, of Wisconsin, in the
senate yesterday, said that the sena
tor was false in his assertions, and a
panderer to class prejudice.
"Th'e speech as quoted is worse than
rot," said Forgan. &
NEWS OF THE CARS.
Second French Car to Be Skipped to
Omaha, March IS.—The German car
left 'here at noon. The first French car
leaves Grand Island tonight, after com
pleting repairs. The second French
car will ship by freight from Carroll,
Iowa, direct to :San Francisco. The
Italian car left Granger. Wyo.. 149
miles east of Ogden early this morning.
The .American car tied up at Cobre.
Nev.. last night and left this morning
for Goldfield. Cobre is 185 miles west
jT JL JW- V""
Suu rises March 19 at 6:12 sets at
low 'robably snow tonight and
slightly colder tonight.
lllin .uid Missouri—Rain or snow
in tlif o" .'them and rain in the south
ern tonight, and Thursday cooler
in 5* xtreme south.
S' Dakota—Probably snow and
col' tonight Thursday fair.
.•a Standpatters in a Split.
Hard Time Running Convention.
District Caucuses Name Delegates.
Russian Officers Fight a Duel.
Orchard Sentenced to Die.
Commutation of Sentence Asked.
Is Labor a Trust?
More Honors for Buchanan.
PAGES TWO AND THREE.
Byers Defines the Issues.
Woman Under Guard.
Rev. Dr. Bus-h Dead.
Hamipton Festival Abandoned.
Again in Law's Hands.
PAGE FOUR. ...
A Bit of History.
Topics and Iowa Opinion.
Outside Point of View.
Congress Worried by President.
PAGES SIX AND SEVEN.
Waive Challenge to Grand Jury.
Marshalltown Shows Good Growth.
Veteran Conductor (Married Fifty
Roberts to Leave Boys' Work:
Gussie Gardner to Visit Old Home.
Marshall County at State Conven
General News of the City.
Markets and General:
Corn Also Strong.
Advance in Cattle.
•Hogs Lose Advance,
ALLISON OLDEST SENATOR.
Now Ranks Highest in Years Takes
Little Part in Legislation.
(Special Washington Correspondence)
Washington, March 18.—Senator Al
lison is today the oldest senator. The
death yesterday of Senator Whyte of
Maryland, leaves the lowan the vet
eran in both years and service.
PASSES ANTI-POOL ROOM LAW
Kentucky Legislature Adjourns After
Session Full of Tumult.
Frankfort, Ky., March 18.—With the
passing of the anti-pool room law,
which provides a heavy penalty for
operating a pool room except as book
making on race courses during race
meetings, the legislature adjourned at
2 o'clock this morning. The night ses
sion of the legislature was a scene of
tumult from the beginning to adjourn
ment. jtsu m"
MISSOURI PROHIBITION MOVE.
Temperance Workers Form Association
to Work for Amendment.
Sedalia, Mo., March 18—One hundred
prominent temperance workers from
all parts of the state met here yester
day and organized the Constitutional
Association of Missouri. The object is
to work for the election
the general assembly
PARTISANSHIP IN NEWS
amendment to the, constitution prohib
iting the sale and manufacture within
tho state of spirituous liquors.
FIRE AT GRINNELL.
Loss On Large Elevator Completely
Covered by Insurance.
Special to Tim»»s-Republican.
Griswold, March 18.—An early morn
ing fire yesterday completely destroyed
the large Turner Brothers' elevator in
this place. About $2,000 worth of grain
was in storage, and the building and
machinery were valued at $8,000. The
loss is fully covered by insurance.
COPPER TRADE EXPANDS
Companies Sold Ahead to Extent of
New York, March 18.—The Times
this morning says: "The demand for
copper has so increased that copper
producing companies have sold ahead
to the extent of 100,000,000 pounds.
Tills marks a vast improvement in the
INSTRUCT FOR CANNON
District Convention Today.
Litchfield. 111.. March In.—The re
publican convention of the Twenty
first. congressional district here today
unanimously instructed the delegates
to the Chicago convention
Has no place in a good newspaper
Remember that the T.-R.'a forecast
of the convention roll call in 1906
tallied within one vota of the seo*
retary's record when the votes vnrf
counted in convention.
N E 6 7
Former Port Arthur Officer^
Fight a Duel and Smirnoff
is Fatally Wounded
FOCK'S HONOR WAS ATTACKED
Duel Grows1 Out of Court Martial ol
Stoessel and Others for Surrender of
Port Arthur and Attack Made on
Fock by Smirnoff—Pistols the Weap*'.'
ens Used. y?.
St. Petersburg, March 18.—Lieuten*
ant General Smirnoff probably
this morning with Lieutenant
disposition of the combatants
commander of the regiment
duel occurred with the full
and approbation of the
thorities. It was witnessed
officers of high rank, and it
year ago Pettus and Morgan, of Ala
bama, and Whyte were all his seniors
in age all have now passed on and
the lowan at 79 is the veteran. Sena
tor Allison is seldom in his seat and is
not strong enough to take much part
in public business.
DANGER AT AN END.
Haitien Government Abandons Hostile
Attitude Toward Legations.
Paris, March 18.—Carteron, the
French minister at Port Au Prince,
cables that the Haitien government has
abandoned its intransigeant attitude,
that rembarkment of refugees has been
authorized, and that safe conducts
have been granted for the departure of
revolutionary agitators who had taken
asylum at the legations and consul
ates. All danger of an attack on tha
legations or consulates Is now consid
ered at an end. «.
was fa-1, y?.
tally wounded in a duel fought
Fock. The men met in the rldlnf S
school of the chevalier guard
and fought with pistols, standing/Close 5
to each other when the shots
changed. The duel was caused
memorandum written by Smirnoff on
the siege of Port Arthur, in which he
questioned the courage of Fock.
latter considered his honor and repu
tation involved and challenged
test hi# -I
Exchange Four Shots.
Tne riding school was
placed at thai
Shortly before 10 Generals
tenant Podgursky, one of the Port Ar
thur heroes, officiated. The distance
between the combatants was
each time by General Kireieff,
fenseless opponent, and the fourth
final shots were exchanged. The
will be followed by another
1910 who will favor the adoption
by several 1
reported that several women
Smirnoff appeared at the riding
Without saluting they took their places
assigned by their seconds. For Stnir
noff the seconds were his brother-in
law, Vladimir Purishkevich, a
of the duma, and f!aptain Schultz,
the navy, while for Fock, Captain
adjutant to General Stoessel, and
paces. The duelists were instructed.'''
to open fire at the word of
and to continue until one or the other
was killed. At Fock's fourth
Smirnoff groaned and sank forward:
He- was wounded in the abdomen
above the right hip. He was carried
litter to the military hospital,
where the doctors this afternoon em-'
ployed the Roentgen rays to locate the
bullets. The word "fire"
sian authority on dueling.
ond exchange Fock's coat was
ated. At the third exchange,
noff accidentally fired
but Fock declined to shoot at
At the sec-
Fock and General Corbatoffsky, com
mander of the western front at
Arthur, who severely criticized
during the court martial.
Cause of the Duel.'
Smirnoff was acting commandant
the basis of the indictments on
Generals Stoessel, Fock and
the Port Arthur fortress during the
siege and at the time of its surrender
to the Japanese. After his return
Russia he prepared a secret report -A
the defense of Port Arthur, which
were tried for their lives before
preme court martial. The outcome
the trial was the sentencing
of Stoessel, which finding was
commuted to ten years' imprisonment,, .,
while Fock was ordered to be reprl-fjilgi
manded for a disciplinary offence
Smirnoff, also on trial before the court
martial, was charged with havinp
failed to remove Fock from his com
mand, altho he suspected an agree
1 ment between Stoessel and Fock
surrender the fortress. He was acquit
ted on this charge.
Corbatoffsky sent seconds som«l
time ago to Fock, but failed to pro
cure permission to fight the duel.
BIG STEAMERS COLLIDE.
Kronprinz Wilhelm Receives Gash Id
Stern High Above Water Line.
Kronprinz Wilhelm. which arrived
reached dock in Hoboken about
Europe with a hundred
passengers, collided with the
Castle, while coming up the
bay. Both ships are now lying
line. A wireless message from
chor in a fog off St. George, S. I., withf
a large gash in the stern of the
prinz Wilhelm high above
the latter says that
injured. The Crown of Castle
There was a triangular hole about
to fifteen feet, in the extreme
portion of the steamer's overhang
PRIZE FIGHTER KILLED.
Leek Allen, St. Joe, Fatally Hurt
Bout With "Young Rhodea.**
St. Joseph, Mo.. March 18.—Leok Al*
len, a local .prize fighter, died teday,
from injuries received last nlgM, 111 a
boxing match With Fritz Gutzeatiefcer,
professionally known as Touas
Rhodes." and ailso of St. Jo»epa. Rhodes
has been arrested.
Senator Penrose Quite
Philadelphia. March 18.—United^
States Senator Penrose is
his home, suffering from
task ot grippe.
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