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NEW8 EVENT# Have been reported first in the Times-Republican, notably the ter rible theater disaster in Chicago, McKinley's assassination, San Franciseo earthquake and the hor« rible school fire in Cleveland! VOLUME THIRTY-FOUR. "mtr President Gives Out Interview to Representative of Paris Newspaper AN ENEMY OF SOCIALISM President Announces His Crusade Against Plutocracy is Because He Opposes Socialism and Anarchy Temps Pictures President as Lover •f War Against Wrong. •, 3S Paris, March 19.—The Temps to day publishes an article on President Roosevelt from the pen of Andre Tar dieu, its foreign editor, who has just returned to Paris from America, where he was received by Roosevelt three times. After picturing the' ^president's youthful vigor a.nd his love for strug gles against wrong and a'buses. Tar dieu quotes from the president's ut terances to him, especially in connec tion with his "crusade." The pi'esi dent declared his struggle against plutocracy was because he was the enemy of socialism and anarchy. "I am, after my fashion, a conserv ative," Tardieu quotes Roosevelt as saying, "and it is for this that I com bat the abuses of piutocracy. I know the •people think I am a good patriot. I am not a sentimentalist. Let them attack me. I will defend myself by ap pealing to the spirit of justice in the country. I will return the blows." CLEVELAND TELLS PARTY DUTY Ex-President Would "Return to True Democratic Doctrine.' New York, March 19.—The World prints the following letter from Grover Cleveland: "I have received your, letter asking me to make a response to the follow ing question: 'What is the best principle and what the best policy to give the dem ocratic party new life?' "As a general proposition I might ansvfrer this question by saying that in my opinion this could be most surely brought about by a return to the gen uine democratic doctrine and a close adherence to the democratic policies which in times past gave our party success and benefited our people. "To be more (specific, I should say that more than ever at this time the democratic party should display hon est and sincere conservatism, a regard for constitutional limitations, and a de termination not to be swept from our moorings by temporary clamor or spectacular exploitation. "Our people need rest, and peace and reassurance, and it will be in line with true democracy and successful policy to impress upon our fellow country meri the fact that democracy still stands for those things. "GROVER CLEVELAND." CENT DROP IN COST OF LIVING Bradstreet's Reports Lowest Figure in Last Three Years. New Tork, March 19.—According to Statistics compiled by Bradstreet's, the .cost of living is cheaper today than It has been at any other time in the last three years. Prices show a drop Of more than 12 per cent from the high level of a year ago, this decrease hav ing been distributed from month to month with a comparative degree of •quality. Despite about 30 increases, Brad street's statistics indicate that 63 prod ucts, including textiles and provisions, •cost less tflian they did in March,. 1907. Prices, however, are still 40 per cent higher than the low level of July 1, 1898. Bradstreet's uses an index figure In averaging the fluctuations of prices, this figure representing a compilation of costs of more than^.00 commodities, the record going bacK 16 years. In the statistical table the average cost for March 1, 1908, is placed at $7.0862, for March 1, 1907. $9.1203, and for Jan uary 1. 1908, $8.2949. The average cost July 1, 1896—the low level—was $5. 7015. CONSIDER WAGE PLAN. United Miners Considering Proposition Submitted by Committee. Indianapolis, March 19.—The con vention of United Mine Workers of America today took up by sections the reports of the scale committeee, sub mitted yesterday. This report recom mended that the miners be allowed to sign a new wage scale with the oper ators by districts, the minimum de mand to be the present wage scale, and conditions, and local differences to be adjusted by district conventions. Adoption of the report will practically continue for another year, beginning April 1, the same conditions that have prevailed during the past two years, •with the exception that the operators must sign by districts and not individ ually.- BRYAN BARTERS FOR PEACE. Ends War in Illinois to Secure In structed Delegation. Chicago, March 19.—William Jen nings Bryan and Charles Boeschen stein. chairman of the democratic state central committee came to an under standing last night. The state chairman is a friend of Roger C. Sulliva.n. the Illinois national committeeman, whom Bryan at times has endeavored to depose. In the talk with the candidate lie wanted to know just what might be expected in the way of interference with the local af fairs of the state organization. He asked the question plainly and Mr. Bryan replied just as frankly that there would be Hone, so far as he was concerned. Mr. Bryan asked frankly whether he would get instructed Illi nois delegates, and Mr. Boeschenstein replied that he certainly would. Mr. Bryan replied that he had said the last word he intended to say re garding the Illinois democracy. The relations between Mm and Mr. Sullivan were discussed and Mr. Bryan said: "The contest between Mr. Sullivan and myself is a thing of the past and I do not intend to revive it.' Mr. Boeschenstein confessed himself surprised by the pacific attitude taken by Mr. Bryan regarding the Illinois sit uation. It is apparent that so long as the principal persons in the new agree ment stick to their present way of thinking, there will be no trouble in the internals of the democratic party in the state, and the example in Illi nois is expected to be followed by lead ers in other states. HAAKON APPROVES CABINET. Late Ministry Resigned Father Than Accept Favor of Coalition Parties. Ohristiania, March 19.—The new cab inet. headed by Gtinnar Knudsen, os •preniier and minister of finance, has been definitely approved by King Haakon. The late ministry resigned last week because the vote in parlia ment showed chat it could retain office only by favor of the coalition parties, which it was not willing i:o do. SERMON BY BRYAN Commoner Preaches in An Address Before Faculty and Students— Inci dentally Celebrates 48th Anniversary of His Birth- Chicago, March 19.—William Jen nings Bryan will be the guest tonight of the Bryan League. He will deliver an address on national issues, and in cidentally the Neliraskan is celebrat ing today his 4Sth birthday annivers ary. Faith in God, in the United States government, in mankind and in one'i self, was discussed by Bryan in ^his speech delivered to the students and instuctors at Armour Institute this af ternoon. "There are larger things in this life than the holding of office there are greater questions for men to consider than those treated by the govern ment," said Bryant "One of the great est of these is faith, which is the prac tical question entering into the life of every one of us. There can be no great works without faith. But faith in your self must have proper foundation. If you are going to tight a great fight, you must have a great purpose. You must have faith in mankind. Better trust and be deceived occasionally than not to trust at all. Tou must, have faith in your form of government. It Is the best government that was ev er conceived in the mind of man. It is not perfect, for when the democrats are in power you can prove the gov ernment is not perfect by all the re publicans, and when the republicans are In power no proof is necessary to show it is not perfect. You must have faith in God, which is mos: important of all. Man needs inner strength and conscious presence of the infinite God. It gives strength not only to resist temptation, but also strength to fight the battles of truth." MISS ELKINS' TITLE To Be Created "Royal Highness" So Her Sons May Be in Line for Suc cession to Throne. Loijdon, March 19.—A news agency publishes the following dispatch from Rome: "Corriera Delia Sera learns that Miss Elkins, on her marriage to "he duke of Abruzzi, will be created "royal high ness" in her own right, that the sons by the marriage will have the right of succession to the throne." FEWER IDLE CARS. Decrease in Number of More Than 5,000 in Two Weeks. New York, March 1 9.—Further evi dence of gradual improvement in gen eral business which has been going on for some weeks came to hand yester day in the report of the American Railway association, showing a de crease in the number of idle freight cars between February 19, the date of previous report, and March 4. Dur ing these two weeks the number of idle cars decreased 5,521, to 314,992. GOVERNOR GUILD VERY ILL. Very Little Hope Held Out for His Recovery. Boston, March 19.—Altho Governor Guild passed a good night and is rest ing comfortable today, it is understood that his condition gives very little hope for recovery. SITUATION TRANQUIL TODAY. American and English Cruisers and Gunboat Reach Port Au Prince. Port Au Prince. March 19.—The sit uation today continues tranquil. The American cruiser Des Moines, the gunboat Paduc-ah and English cruiser Cressy have arrived here. New Governor for Australia. London, March 19.—The earl of Dud ley has been appointed governor-gen eral of the commonwealth of Australia, in succession to Sir Henry Stafford Nortlhcotc, whose term is about to ex pire. bf '"J Secretary of Navy Appears Be fore Naval Affairs Committee as Witness BUILDING OF SUBMARINES Contracts Awarded on Recommenda- tion of Naval Experts Attack on President and Republican Party in Management of Panama Canal Work —La Follette Resumes Speech. Washington, March 19.—Secretary of the Navy Metcalf and Admiral Capps were among those who appeared today before the submarine boat investigat ing committee, to testify in relation to the charges made by Representative Lilley that wrongful methods had been used by the Electric Boat Company to secure legislation in congress. Both brought with them navy department documents and records, as requosted by the. committee. Metculf was questioned about the section of his annual report of 1907 concerning submarine boats, including the report of the board which conduct ed the trials of submarines and which recommended the adoption of the Oc topus type of boat. He said that in the same annual report the recom mendation was made for four addi tional submarine boats of the same type, and those were recommended as a result of competitive tests provided a more satisfactory type was not de veloped in the meantime. That, he said, was the only report he made on the subject. "Please state your view as to the value to the naval service of subma rine boats," suggested Olmsted, and the secretary replied: "I would prefer that statement be made by experts of the department. I made the recommendation for the ves sels and would not have done so had I not thought they were necessary." .AdmJral Dewey, he said, signed the report of the board on submarine boats. In reply to the question as to President Roosevelt's attitude, Metcalf said he did not have the president's message with him. Metcalf and Capps both declared they knew of no exces sive profits being realized on subma rines. The former held the navy depart ment should be allowed to arrange the details of the types of boats. Harrison Attacks President. Washington, March 19.—An attack upon President Roosevelt for the man ner in which he has conducted the affairs of the Panama canal zone, was made in the house today by Marrison, of New York. Harrison opened by saying: "1 charge the president witih exceeding his authority, and charge the republican majority of this house with negligence and carelessness In their conduct of the government." Tawney of Minnesota, defended the president and the members of the house. La Follette Resumes Speech. Washington, March 19.—At 2 o'clock today, La Follette resumed his speech in the senate on tjje pending currency bill, which was begun Tuesday. He proceeded to connect certain large life insurance companies with the recent financial disturbance, and disclosed what he characterized as a conspiracy on their part to withdraw insurance money from the New York banks. Questions Roosevelt's Authority. Washington, March 19.—The house today adopted a resolution calling on the president to inform the house by what authority of law he had exercised •the functions of government on the Panama canal zone since the expiration of the 58th congress. MRS. LEMP SEEKS DIVORCE. Wife of Millionaire Brewer Seeks to Sever Matrimonial Tie*. St. Louis, March 19.—Suit for di vorce was filed in the court today by Mrs. Lillian Handlan Lemp against William J. Lemp, Jr., president of the Lemp Brewing Company. She asks the custody of their 7 year old son, and a gross sum in alimony to be fixed by the court. Mrs. Lemp will seek $800,000 alimony from the wealthy brewer. Mr. and Mrs. Lemp have been living apart since September, 1906. Mr. Lemp re cently filed habeas corpus proceedings to obtain the custody of the child, but it was settled by agreement, under the terms of which Mr. Lemp was to see the child in his office two days each week. Mrs. Lemp is the daughter of A. H. Handlan, a wealthy manufacturer. Mr. Lemp is one of the principal owners of the Lemp brewery. LONG SPEED CONTEST. Eight Autos Start in 360 Mile Contest for Savannah Cup. Savannah, Ga., March J'.).—The event of the last day of the automobile race meeting under the auspices of the Am erican Automobile Association, was the .",60 mile race for the Savannah chal lenge trophy, valued at S3.000. In which there were eight starters. The cars were driven by Herbert Lytle. Louis Strang, F. I. Tone. R. Michenor. Wil liam Mcf'ull. A. A. Poole, F. W. Ice land. and M. Newstretter. Th" cars were sent away at 10 a. m. In the order named, at In- MAUSHAIiT/rOWtf, IOWA* THURSDAY, MARCH 1» 1908 tervals of ninety seconds. They will make twenty circuits of fin lS-milo course. DISCUSS PIG IRON PRICES. Representatives of Various Steel Man* ufactories Meet in New York New Vork. March 19.—Representa tives of most of the large teel manu facturing companies of the United States met at the office of the United States Steel Corporation here today, to discuss trade conditions and prices of iron and steel. The necessity of an understanding as to the price of pig iron is said to be one of the causes of the meeting. STRUCK BY MARBLE MAY DIE. Girl Unconscious for Hours as Result of Receiving Blow Above Ear Springfield. March 19.—Miss irgie Walls is in a serious condition at her home in Dauson, the result of being struck above the, right ear with a mar ble two boys were bouncing on the sidewalk. The young woman was un conscious several hours after the acci dent. REAL RACE IS ON Second French and German Cars in Close Contest to Reach Cheyenne- Italian Car Fast in Wyoming Mud. Omaha, March 19.—The first real contest since the New York to Paris automobile racers reached the west, is in progress today between the first French car and the German car, which are racing thru Nebraska towards Cheyenne, Wyo. The French car is leading the German by sixty miles. Each driver is bent on winning the brush and each is doing his best. The Frenchman left Grand Island at 8:15 this morning, at the same moment the German started from Columbus. The Italian car is still stuck in the mud and snow around Granger, where it has been for thirty-six houi REPORTS WITHOUT AMENDMENT Senate Committee Kills Provision Vir tually Legalizing Race Betting. Albany, March 19.—With five mem bers absent, the senate judiciary com mittee today unanimously reported without amendment the bill amending the Percy Gray law, by striking out that provision which now virtually le galizes betting at the race tracks, by providing for recovery of the amount wagered, in a civil suit. FEAR "ROARING WEIL" Rock County, Wisconsin, Phenomenon Heralded the Awful San Francisco Quake, and Nearby Residents Fear Another Awful Catastrophe Soon. Beloit, Wis., March 19.—The "roar ing well" on a farm northeast of Be loit, which preceded the San Francisco disaster, is again emitting ominous rumbling noises, and a strong wind from its cavernous depths. Residents of Rock county fear another aw£ul cat astrophe in some portion of North America. This well began roaring a few weeks before the San Francisco earthquake, and ceased at exactly the hour of the quake. SHOWS INCREASED PROFITS. Annual Report of American Telephone and Telegraph Company. New York, March 19.—The annual report of President Vail, of the Amer ican Telephone and Telegraph Com pany, presented today, shows profits of $23,479,000 against $17,857,000 last year. The report speaks favorably of public control. MADAME GOULD ARRIVES. Divorced Countess Brings Sons and Servants From France. New York, March 19.—Madame Gould, formerly Countess de Cartel lane, arrived today from Cherbourg, on the steamer Adriatic, accompanied by her three sons, maid, chauffeur and valet. ADOPTS NAN OF 46 Massachusetts Maiden Takes Old Friend of Family as Her Son Has Motherly Feeling for Him. Lowell, Mass., March 19.—Miss Wll helmina Crawford, aged 29, adopted yesterday in the superior court as her son, James Butler, aged 46. Miss Crawford, who is well to do, says But ler's parents died when he was a boy. He was bought up in her father's family, and she got to entertain such a motherly feeling for him that she determined to have him as her son. DECIDE ON NEW YORK. Democratic State Convention to Be Held There April 14. New York, March 19.—The demo cratic stale committee today decided to hold the state convention in New York City on April 14, and adopted a resolution recommending the dele gates to the national convention to be uninstrueted by the state convention. The Money Market. New York. March 19.—Money, easy, per cent. Prime mercantile, ffj'6 Sterling, steadv. 4.859ri'ii"16 lor demand, and firstname.lastname@example.org for 60 days. Accepted Stand pat Control of State Convention With Un usual Hood Nature OTHER FELLOWS DID SWEATING Perkints Accepted by Allison Forces as Leader With Poor Grace Could Not Give Him All He Wanted—Per kins Had a Happy Day, Regardless- Makes Undiplomatic Speech. Special to Times-Republican. Des Moines, March 19.—One of the characteristic features of the repub lican state convention which met in this city yesterday was the good feel ing of the minority. They recognized tiiat tiie standpatters were in the sad dle for the lime being but on the firm conviction that it had nothing to do with the real issues of the state and with the avowed and declared inten tion of meeting the standpatters at the primary on June 2 they smiled and re mained unexcited. But they took occa sion to let the state of Iowa know that ths convention was called to gether under the old notorious caucus and convention system against which they have been fighting for years and entered a most vigorous protest against the convention foreclosing on the possible results of the people on June 2 it the primary by declaring for Allison. With the exception of the resolution endorsing Allison, the progressives en tered no protest against any of the proceedings of the convention. They did not believe the convention had any authority or right to attempt by res olution at this time to influence the republicans of the state in a choice between two republicans for United States senator at a June primary. Senator Thomas A. Cheshire, for the progressives, stated in live short para graphs the reasons for this objection. Major John K. Lacey spoke for the standpatters. He gave no reason for endorsing .Allison except that, he had been a faithful public servant. His strongest argument was to ask the convention "If we are not here to en dorse Allison, what are we here for?" At that the standpatters in the con vention went into paroxyisms of ap plause. Another feature of the convention was the speech by the Hon. George D. Perkins, of Sioux City, one time con gressman from the Eleventh district, and late candidate for the republican nomination for governor. When the convention was discovered to have gone standpat, Mr. Perkins, with some of the other old wheelhorse standpat ters started in to run things. It nev er occurred to them but that this was their right. There was some protest ing on the part of other standpatters. The other element of the standpatters made up their mind that Perkins could not be made permanent chair man. They felt sure that he would make a speech that would spoil the feeling of harmony which they claimed was everywhere apparent. This ele ment of the standpatters that was op posing Perkins and Lafe Young something of a contest in many coun claimed that whil' there has been ties, yet there had been no animosi ties aroused. They declared that things were "in pretty good shape for the party." They defeated Perkins for perman ent chairman but did not cut him out from making a speech. The delegates called for him and he addressed the convention in a speech that was three times as long as that of the tempor ary chairman, who is the man picked out to make the convention speech. Not so much by what he said directly as by his manner and insinuations he in jected some of the old venom of the campaign of 1906. With an insinuating sneer 'he .referred to the fact that the man "selected as your standard bearer in 1906" had on that platform eulogized Senator Allison and for that reason felt that he had perfect license to do the same. It was a happy day for Perkins and he could not resist the temptation in his liour of triumph to crow some. Two years ago on the same platform he appeared as a defeated candidate and showed 'his 'ill feeling in his remarks. This year he is the victorious candi date for delegate-at-large and rejoic ing in his triumph could not resist the temptation to let the opposition ele ment of the party know it, by giving them some jabs. Lafe Young, who followed, was more diplomatic. Congressman Birdsall, who followed Mr. Young, was still more dip lomatic. Recognizing the weaknesses of the human mind t'he 500 progres sive delegates went home last night content with the results of what will probably 'be the last republican state convention to be 'held in Iowa under the old caucus and convention system. Before another presidential Campaign it is believed that the 'pecxple of Iowa will have provided additional primary legislation so that the people can ex press themselves fully and freely on their choice of delegates to the na tional convention without having to fight fo:* their rights in rowdy cau cuses and conventions. They believe a big majority of the republicans of Iowa are unqualifiedly for the pro gressive policy and will stand by it in the primaries next June. George W. ("larke. former speaker of the house of representatives,* finally consented last night to be a candidate for lieutenant governor before the re publican primaries of June 2. Ail'. Clarke was fairly besieged all day yesterday by the progressives in attendance on the couventi ind was urged so strongly and sistently that he finally yielded 1* onsent to make the race. C- Discussion of his nar is been In dulged by the politicl for several weeks, and he has it advised and urged to lie a candl but has hesi tated about the me'. Yesterday fur nished the progres an opportunity on account of Ihf that they were here for tihe ol ition. which th»*y were within sevent..-five votes of con trolling, to press upon him for con sent to make the rae*. OBJECTED TO CHARIVARI. Muscatine Man Supposed to Have Married, Wounds Disturbers. Special to Times-Republican Muscatine. March 19.—While sere nading at the home of .Mrs. Tellie Hawn last night. Karl Lippingoos was shot by Walter Height, who. hoping to break up the charivari, fired into the crowd with a revolver. The bullet struck the man in the shoulder and was not located. It was thought that Height and Mrs. Hawn were married at Rock Island yesterday. Height was chased by the crowd and hid in a barn for several hours. He was captured at a late hour by the police. Mrs. Hawn lias five children and was divorced from her husband in Janu ary. She denies her marriage to Height. FIGHT FOR JOBS Idle Men at Cleveland Riot for Chances to Obtain Employment in Steel Mills —Several Injured, MACKOWN CXSEStTlL ON. Defense Moves for Dismissal of the Defendant in Vain. Special to Tnnes-Republican. Clarion, March 19.—In the Mackown case yesterday, after the slate had rested their case, the defense moved for a dismissal of the defendant, for the reason that no evidence had been presented connecting him with the crime of setting fire in any way. This the state vigorously denied. After list ening to the arguments the judge had the jury recalled, and the defense is now presenting its side of the case. The witnesses examined for the state •havp woven a chain of circumstantial evidence wihich will be depended upon to have large influence with the jury. At the close of court last .night the state had proven that the blaze which consumed Webster City's felt shoe fac tory was of incendiary origin. It has also shown the ill feeling that existed between Mackown and the rest of the members of the board of directors. It has shown that Mackown, during the time he was secretary and manager of the company, ran things with a high hand, which threatened the wrecking of the company on the shoals of high finance. This state of affairs culminat ed the Saturday evening prior to Mon day, the night on which the plant went up in smoke. In Mackown's dismissal as manager. The evidence has been well developed and revenge will "be named as the principal motive for the crime. Embezzlement will also be sub mitted as a motive if permitted by the court. INJURED IN SHAFTING. Maxon Workman Has Clothing Stripped From Body. Special to Times-Republican. Muscatine, March 19.—Nearly every thread of clothing being torn from the body by being caught in the set screw in a pulley in the Mississippi box factory, was the experience of Fred Ward, of Maxon, last night. He was working at the machine when the left trouser became entangled in the revolving screw. He was severely bruised, but it is not thought the in juries will prove fatal. IN CARROLL COUNTY. Democrats There Indorse a Candidate for Secretary of State. Carroll, March 19.—Carroll county democrats in convention yesterday se lected delegates to the state conven tion and adopted resolutions indors ing W. J- Bryan for 'president. Julius Ruge was indorsed for the nomination for secretary of state, and P. V. Lenz for delegate to the state convention, Mr. Ruge is at present county clerk and is one of the 'best the county ever had. He is an old residentof Scott county. WATERLOO STORES ENTERED. Burglars Loot Three in Heart of East Side Business Section. Special to Times-Republican. Waterloo, March 19.—Burglars last night entered three business houses in the heart of the east side business sec tion, and stole about $400 in money and merchandise. The losers are Green berg, a merchant. $250 worth of jewel ry and revolvers: the Owl cafe, $37 in.) cash and a quantity of tobacco, and the Knapps barber shop, $12 in cash. Sugar Prices Advanced. New York. March 19.—All grades refined sugar were advanced JO cents per hundred pounds toda\ Bank of England Reduces Rate. London. March 19.—The rate of dis count of the Bank of England was re duced today from 3^ to 3 per cent. T.-R. BULLETIN. 'iSBMMm •«The Weather. Sun rises March -0 aL 6:11 sets at 6:19. Iowa—Kail' tonight and Friday warmer Friday and in the north to night. Illinois and Missouri—Fair tonight and Friday: rising temperature. South Dakota—Fair tonight and Fri day warmer twilight. PAGE ONE. V~ Telegraphic News: High Water Again Menaces East. Metcalf Disputes Lilley Charges. President Says He's a Conservative. Iowa Progressives Come Up Smiling. I'nemployed Fight to Secure Jobs. Real Race is On. Woman Adopts Man of 46. 5 Editorial: The Next Ten Weeks. A Happy Crow Party. r- Vlvance in Cattle. Hogs Steady to Strong. Snub for Japan. CLUB HOUSE CONTRACT $25,000. Clear Lake and Mason City Business Men to Have Luxurio|s Quarters. Special to Times-Republican. Clear Lake, March 19.—The con tract was let today for a $25,000 club house, to be built for the Dodges Point Country club, art organization com posed of business men of this city and Mason City, and a number of promi nent traveling men. The building is to be on the bungalow type of archi tecture, two stories high, 36x46 in size, with a wide porch all around, which will be screened in. On the lower floor will be the large doining room, living room, and fire place, capable of holding a five-foot log. The living room is to be fitted with furniture af ter the monastic fashion. The fire place is to be built of boulders taken from the lake shore. The metal used in the tire place and mantle will weigh 3,000 pounds. The cost of this fire place will be outside the cost of the building, and will run up into hun dreds of dollars. On the second floor will be the dor mitories, containing fifty lockers and fifteen beds. Ade Randall, of Mason City, secured the contract, and guar antees to have the building completed by May 15. WILL INSPECT MILK SUPPLY. Mason City Board of Health Passes a Resolution. Special to Times-ReuuPMcan.""^ Mason City, March 19. —The city council has passed a resolution pro viding for the inspection of the dairy herds near the city which furnish the milk supply here. The resolution was recommended by City Health Officer Dr. Albert as the only safe guard against tuberculosis, the one dread contagion of Iowa at this time. It has been shown that more danger of this disease comes as the result of tubercular cattle, which infects the milk, than in any other way. The resolution passed by unanimous vote and will be put into operation at once. The inspection will be made by persons properly qualified and the ex pense of the inspection will'be taxed to the owner of the herd. NONE HURT IN WRECK. Illinois Central Suffers Big Property Loss Near Grabel, However. Special io Times-Republican. Council Bluffs, March 18.—Ten loaded cars in a freight train on the Illinois Central railroad were literally torn to pieces, and their contents scattered over the roadway near Gra bel. fourteen miles from here. The track for a long distance was torn up. A broken journal caused the wreck. No one was injured. The loss is very 1 rge "DOPE FIEND SUICIDES. Oliver Hilton Concealed Poison From Council Bluffs Officers. Special to Tim^s-RepuhUcan. Council Bluffs, March 18.—Oliver Hilton, a young man who was ar rested last night as a dope fiend, this afternoon took a dose of strychnine at the police station, and died a short time afterward. He had successfully secreted the poison from the officers. NEW IOWA CARTOONIST. E. Tabor, From Clarion, Developing Considerable Ability in That Line. Special to Tiiiirs-Kepubllcan Iowa Falls. March HI—Central Towa lias developed a new cartoonist, in E. Tabor, who hails from Clarion. The last issue of the Dows Advocate con tains an example of the artist's ability in thin line and reflects credit in idea, execution, etc. PARTISANSHIP IN NEWS 1* Fear of "Roaring" Well. PAGES TWO AND THREE. Iowa News: Iowa Delegation Organizea. Wife's Bluff Worked. "T Youths on Trial. Famous Case Decided. Frenchmen Curse 111 Luck. PAGE FOUR. 1** Shaking Up the Dryboncs. Topics and Iowa Opinion. Fanners' Department. PAGE FIVE. County News: Bangor Girl Has Bad Accident. Liscomb Pastor Quits Ministry. Genera! News of the County. PAGES SIX AND SEVEN. City News: 1 Cleveland, O., .March 10.—C)ne man was fatally injured and a number of others seriously hurt in a riot near the plant of the American Steel and Wire Company in the southern outskirts of' the city this morning. Fifty men crowded around the gates of the plant seeking employment. A quarrel started among the men following an attempt' of those in the rear to get closer to the gate, and a general fight began, the men using stones and clubs as weap ons. The police clubbed the rioters right and left. Much Interest In Spelling. First of Pupils' Matches is Held. Rev. C. 15. Luck Gets Divorce. Clark Case to Federal Court. Several Weddings, City and County. Brief Citv News. PAGE EIGHT. Markets and General:. Wheat Closes Firm. Reaction in Corn. 1 I Has no place in a good newspaper Remember that the T.-R/s forecast of the convention roll call in 190# tallied within one vote of the #eo« retary's record when the votes WM1 counted in convention. N E Rivers in Eastern Pennsylvania Again on a Kampage and Still Rising THE DANGER POINT IS REACHEQ Pittsburg and Vicinity in Danger of a Repetition of Danger and Suffering of a Few Weeks Ago—Suburb* ara Flooded and Railroad Traffic lnt«r« fared With. Pittsburg, March 19.—With surpris ing suddenness, another flood on the rivers is being experienced in Pitts burg and vicinity today. This morn ing the stage readied the danger tnarlc of twenty-two feet, and the water was rising at the rate of seven-tenths an hour. According to the local weaftier bu reau, the possible stage of thirty-three feet is expected here early tomorrow morning. If the prediction material izes, the suffering and damage that will result to the city and vicinity will be wholesale. All the small streams are on a rampage today, and streets and cellars in the suburbs are covered with water. Railroad schedules are badly disarranged on account of wa ter and heavy landslides. Two Chinamen are believed to have perished, and scores of persons are suffering from inhaling gas. Eight places were either set on fire or were the scenes of explosions and many per sons narrowly escaped death early to day as the result of a landslide which demolished the gas regulator house at Benavon, a suburb, causing a sudden heavy pressure of gas. TWENTY MILES FOR~ONE FARE' Five Cents Buya Two Hours' Trip on Chicago Traction System. Chicago, March 19.—The first cars to make "thru" runs as provided for by the ordinance recently granted by tbe city council to the street car compan ies were put in operation Tuesday by the Chicago City Railway company and the Chicago Railway company. The latter is Uie comp .ny which was or ganized to take over the property of the Union Traction company. The route was from Seventy-ninth street on the south, to Howard avenue and North Clark street, on the north, a distance of nearly twenty miles. The trip, for which a fare of 5 cents is charged, was made in one hour and fifty minutes. *7,500 FOR FOUR CHICKENS. High Priced Poultry Bought by Mm a. Paderewski in Kansas City. Kansas City, Mo., March 19.—A, shipment of four white chickens was yesterday billed to Mme. Ignace J. Paderewski, of Marges, Switzerland, by Ernest Kellerstrauss, for $7,500. The chickens were boxed in a crate just as other chickens are shipped, but they were insured for their full value. The shipment was to have been made Febr ruary 1, and several letters protesting against the delay have been sent by the wife of the great pianist, but until yesterday it was impossible to havo the insurance satisfactorily adjusted. SHOT TO DEATH. Dr. Aaravaieff Was Leader of Group of Toil in Second Duma. St. Petersburg, March 19.—Dr. Kara vaieff, who was the leader of the group of toil, in the second duma, was shot, to death yesterday" by two men at his home in Yekaterinoslajf^ His slayers were members of the reactionary or ganization. On Monday of this week the revolutionists at Nezhin set fire t» the house of M. Voloshky, local leadef of the league of Russian people. Vo loshky was badly burned, but the members of his family perished. ABE HUMMEL OUT OF PRISON. Lawyer Who Figured in Dodge-Mora* and Thaw Cases Serves Time. New York, March .19.—Abraham H. iHummel, the lawyer who was sen tenced to serve a year in the peniten tiary for conspiracy in connection with the Dodge-Morse divorce case, was re leased from prison today. Hummel was also an important witness for the state In the trial of Harry K. Thaw for the murder of White. A. C. TISDELL INDICTED. Grand Jury Returns Five Charges Against Chicago Ex-Banker. Chicago, March 19.—Five indict ments. charging violation of the bank-* ing laws and embezzlement against A. C. Tisdell, private banker, whose bank was declared insolvent several months ago, were returned by the grand Jurj! today. Mrs. Dunham May Leave Burtlngtoa* Burlington, March 19.—According te a dispatoh from Des Moines last eve* ning. Mrs. Marlon Dunham, president of the Iowa W. C. T. U. organization, stated to a newspaper representative there that it is her purpose to remove to Des Moines to make her futwe home. Mrs. Dunham is in Dee Moines attending a prohibition meeting. She and her husband. Mr. Charles A. Dti» ham, who Is an architect, lived in BIs lington many years and are well known here. Until a year ago. wSiea they re moved to Chicago, their residence VM at 180 South Fifth -etreet.