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Have been reported first in the
,-yv Tinjes-Republican, notably the ter*
rible theater disaster in Chicago,
McKinley's assassination, San
Francisco earthquake and the hor
rible school fire in Cleveland*
Increase in Profits of More Than
$60,000,000 During Year
4. Ending Dec. 31
Reports of Officers Say Management
Is Confident of Increased Business—
Panic Caused Temporary Falling Off
in Orders—Funds Used to Construct
New Plants. ...
""New York. March 20.—The report of
thu United Slates steel corporation for
the year ended Dec. 31 last shows the
gross receipts of $ri7 .015,000, an in
crease over 1906 of $60,259,000. The
cost of manufacturing, producing and
operating expenses amounted to $5G4.
167,000, an increase over the previous
year of $47,083,000. The surplus net
income was $69,180,000. From this
amount there is deducted $35,500,000
for' new iplants and construction and
capital obligations $18,500,000 was
set s.side for the construction of the
plant at Gary, lnd., leaving a balance
surplus for the year of $15,1^0,000, an
increase of $2,437,000.
Concluding their report. Chairman
Gary and President Corey say:
"During the first six months of 1907
orders for steel products were received
equaling substantially the maximum
capacity of the mills. Subsequently
there was a marked falling off in new
business offered. As a. result the ton
nage of unfilled orders on the books
Dec. ,11, 1907, was only 4,624,353 tons of
all kinds of manufactured steel pro
ducts. In common with other lines of
industry, there was a material reduc
tion in sales during the latter part of
1907. However, the bookings for Jan
nary were 25 per cent more, than for
December, and for February 25 tier
cent better than January. As this re
port goes to press the books per day
are at least 25 per cent larger than
those of February. The management
express hopeful views of the future.
Bank Exchanges at Leading Cities 40.2
Per Cent Under Year Ago.
New Tork. March 20—
Dun's review
tomorrow will say:
Bank exchanges this week at all the
leading cities of the United States
are $2,135,821,000, or 40.2 per cent less
than a. year ago, and 17.2 per cent un
der the corresponding week of 1906.
The loss continues particularly heavy
at the east and south, and at San
Francisco. In the central west, the loss
is generally very small, and at some
points there is an increase in the bank
clearings, as compared with both the
preceding years. Payments thru the
banks are maintained very close to the
restricted volume of the past three or
four months, with evidence of improve
ment at some points, but little change
at others. Dispatches to Dun's review
indicate a gradual improvement in the
Volume of business, but progress is still
slow, and collections are somewhat ir
This ft Publisher's Defense Whan
Charged With Killing Editor.
Kansas City, March 20.—The trial of
General Richard C. Home, formerly
vice president of the Post Publishing
company, charged with the murder of
H. W. Groves, managing editor of the
paper, was resumed In the criminal
court here today. It was expected that
General Home would take the witness
stand in his own behalf. The defense
sets up the plea that Home was insane
at the time of the murder.
Action Taken in Honduras to Make
Good the Terms of the Treaty.
Tegucigalpa, Honduras, March 20.
At a confernece today between Minis
ter Bustillo of Honduras, the American
minister, and the minister of foreign
relations for Salvador, it was resolved
to nqtify Honduras "emigrates" oc
cupied in promoting revolutionary
movements, that they must return to
Honduras or leave for Costa Rica.
|j|^EIkins Duke Is Having Strenuous
relations Between Abruzzi and Miss
Elkins Duking Having Strenuous
"Washington. March 20.—The duke of
Abruzzi left Washington for New Tork
city this morning. It is believed he
intends sailing from that: port tomor
row, but none of the people at the
Italian embassy will declare positively
lhat this is a fact. Various publica
tions respecting the duke and his en
gagement to Miss Klkins. notably those
respecting the reported wish of the
duke for a settlement of $100,000 per
year as a preliminary to the marriage,
have created a profound sensation at
the embassy.
About the only fact In connection
with the flying trip of the duke to
Washington that is accepted without
question is that his purpose was to
flubnilt formal proitosal of marriage
to Kathorine Elkins. The impression
prevails among the intimate friends of
Hie Elkins family that formal en
gagement is entered into. That belief
finds support in the utterances of Ken
11 tor Elkins to his friends. To them
within the last forty-eight hours he
has declared that there was no en
gagement, hut lie would not commit
himself as to the future.
King Neither Affirms Nor Denies.
Home. Alareh 20. King Victor Em
anuel was in conversation this morn
ing with a member of his entourage
regarding the reported engagement
of the duke of Abruzzi, his cousin, to
Miss (Catherine Klkins, daughter of
Senator Klkins of West Virginia. He
neither confirmed nor denied the ru
mor. The duke is at the present time
exchanging cipher cablegrams with the
Supposed That Each Mistook the
Other for Smuggler.
Elpaso, Texas. March '.'ft.- Mounted
Customs Inspectors t'harles Logal and
Charles Jones fought a duel in the dry
bed of the Rio Grande river near this
city fast night, and both were killed.
It is supposed that each took ihe other
for a smuggler.
Understood at White House That In
vitation to Visit Any Port On Home
ward Bound Cruise, Will Be Ac
Washington, .March 20.—The Japan
ese government has extended an in
vitation to the American government
to have tile Atlantic battleship fleet
visit any port in Japan on its home
ward crliise around the world. The
question of its acceptance or declina
tion is to considered by the president
and his cabinet, today. It is under
stood at the White House that the in
vitation of Japan will be accepted.
Secretary Hoot will this afternoon
accept on behalf of the American gov
ernment the invitation of Japan to
have the battleship fleet visit that
country on its returning voyage.
It is believed that Yokohama will bc
the Japanese pjrt at which the Am
erican fleet will call. An invitation Is
expected from the Chinese government
to have the American fleet visit Chin
ese waters as soon as it. becomes
known to the Chinese government that
the Japanese invitations have been ac
cepted. In that case it will of course
be necessary for the fleet also to visit
China. It Is likely the stop will be
made at Shanghai.
Resent Being Called "Swine" by Center
Leader in Reichstag, and Have
Ceased to Report Meetings of That
Berlin, March 20.—Press representa
tives whose duties are to attend the
Reichstag, have ceased entirely to re-j
Frantic Parents Demand Dismissal of
Children Upon Hearing of Black
Hand Threat to Dynamite Butler,
Pa., School Building.
Butler, Pa., March 20.—A panic
among the school children and their
parents resulted today at the Institute
Hall school building, when the report
was circulated that President. Mecli
ling had received a black hand threat
demanding $500 or the building would
be blown up with dynamite. Many
women, frantic with fear rushed to the
school and demanded that their chil
dren be instantly dismissed. When the
teachers persisted in keeping the chil
dren in their rooms, a number of
women fainted. The children deserted
the building when they learned of the
Prominent Methodist. Succumbs
to Illness at llis Home in
New Vork
Dr. Fowler Inaugurated Many Plans
for Furthering Financial Interests of
Methodism Preached in Chicago
Many Years One Time Editor of
Christian Advocate.
Xew Vork. March 20.—Rev. Charle
li. Fowler, bishop of the Methodist
Episcopal church, died at his homo
here today.
Bishop Fowler's long life
port the meetings of that body, because have left Moscow for Yasnaya Polyana
of an incident of yesterday during a where he resides. The count's daugh
ter-in-lavv is in St. Petersburg. She
debate on the colonial budget, when
Herr Oroeber, center leader, called the
journalists "swine" because they
jeered at tlife statement used by a
member, to the effect that negroes also
had immortal souls. Over 100 news
paper men debated the matter in the
reiclistag building this morning, and'
decided that no further reports would
be sent out unless an apology is forth
coming. Newspaper proprietors and
news agencies all support the report
Miss Pierce to Wed. Roosevelt's failure to make public cer
Xiw York, March 20.—The marriage tain information concerning corpora
of Miss Violet Pierce, daughter of H.. tions gathered by the bureau of cor
Clay Pierce, of S :. Louis, to James A. porations, was criticized in the house
Deering. a Xew York lawyer, was an
nounced today.
Fire in Chicago Hotel.
Chicago, March 20.—Fire has just
broken out in the Grand Pacific hotel.
It is not expected there will be any loss
of life.
Governor Guild No Better.
Boston. March -0.—Ooveinor Guild
had a comfortable night but his con
dition remains unchanged this morn
Sugar Advances Today.
Ntw York. March 20 -Al1 grades of
r»nned sugar advanced 10 cents per
hundred pounds today.
excites alarm. Two physicians
stated that she had received no noti
fication of her father's illness, and that
she thought the reports were exagger
President Will Send Reminder to Con
gress in Day or Two—Wants Anti
Trust Law Amendment.
Washington. March 20.—As the re
sult of an extended discussion of the.
necessity of again directing the atten
tion of congress to the recommenda
tions of the president looking to legis
lation amendatory to the Sherman an
ti-trust law and of other topics men
tioned in his previous messages, the
decision has been reached to send an
other message to congress within a day
or two.
LaFoilette Introduces Important Meas
ure in Senate.
Washington, March 20.—If the bill
for the creation of a tariff commission,
which was introduced today by Senator
LaFoilette, should become a law, it
would be competent for the commis
sion and president acting together to
suspend any tariff schedule and put
on the free list any article upon which
there was such combination as would
control production, prices or wages,
either in the United States or in any
foreign market.
Another Roosevelt Criticism.
Washington, March 20.—President
with activity for the church and the
cause of education. Born in Burford.
Ont.. in is 7. lie was graduated from
Syracuse I'niversity in ISSit. After
completing his education, he removed
to Chicago, where he studied law, but
never practiced that profession. En
tering the ministry at the conclusion
of his law studies he served as pastor
of several churches in Chicago during
the next twelve years, and in 1872 w.'u
elected president of Northwestern Uni
versity. lie remained at the head of
that institution four years, then be
came editor of the Christian Advocate,
in New Vork. He was made general
missionary secretary of the church in
1SS0. and four years later was elected
The bishop suggested and Inaugu
rated the twentieth century thank of
fering of liis church, whereby more
than $20,000,000 was raised for the
church. He also originated the open
door emergency commission, which
eventuated in the great Cleveland
convention, at which, with the bishop
presiding, $23f,000 was received in a
single evening.
Bishop Fowler had been critically ill
only since last Wednesday. His death
was due to heart failure, resulting
from a complication of diseases, lie
had been in ill health for two years,
but during nearly all that time he took
a more or less active part in the af
fairs of the church.
Reports Say That Great' Russian's
Condition Excites Alarm.
iSt. Petersburg, March 20.—Reports
of the illness of Count Leo Tolstoy
Slave been received at Moscow. It is
said that lie fainted yesterday and re
mained unconscious for a considerable
time. He is quite weak as the result
of an attack of influenza, and his con
today by Hardwick, of Georgia. He
maintained that $600,000 had been ex
pended in gathering such information
and yet. he said, congress had not
been taken into the president's confi
dence. "We ought to have this infor
mation at first hand." he declared, "and (Wholesale arrests of foreign laborers
not second hand, but by piece meal and |on a charge of violation of the alien
in driblets, according to the will of any
one man, whether he be president of
the I'uited States or anybody else."
Navy Needs Auxiliary Ships.
Washington, March 20.—In a speech
In the senate this afternoon, in con
nection with the ocean mail subsidy
bin IIa!e dwelt upon the importance of crop grown in 11107 aggregated 11,.'61.
aimliarv ships for I lie navv. and "aid: lfi:! running bales, against
"If there should be war, no govern- bales in
ment would allow us to use one of the
I foreign colliers now connected with our
fleet, and without them our magnificent
fleet would be as useless as a painted
ship on a painted ocean."
In reply to a question by the teller
as to whether foreign nations were
not familiar with our naval strength.
Hale replied: "Thu senator must ask
the president."
Resolution Is Tabled.
Washington. March L'O. -My a vote of
HS to 115. the house today laid on the
table tin resolution calling upon the
president to supply information on
corporations, gathered by the bureau of
Damage at Pittsburg and Thruout
Western Pennsylvania Is Heavy.
Pittsburg, March 20.—The height
the great Hood in this city was reached
early today. The water began'to re
•cede three-tent lis of a foot utl hour.
The cold weather last night, which
has frozen up many small streams,
prevented a flood of greater propor
tions. The damage here and thruout
western Pennsylvania is widespread
and heavy.
Because He Quarreled Frequently
With Wife and Loved and Supported
Another Woman, Milwaukee Man
Murders Wife and Attempted Sui
Milwaukee. March 20.—George Wil
loi,ighby, aged 50. manager of the Jew-
ett & Sherman Company, coffee and
spice mills, early today shot and killed
his wife at their home. After the mur-
Adopt Scale -Committee Report With­
out Change—Mitchell in Farewell,
Urges Organization to Stand by All
Its Officers.
Indianapolis, March 20.—The nation
al convention of the United Mine
Workers of America, today adopted the
reporL of the scale committee by sec
tions, without change. The action of
President Mitchell in sending two na
tional board members to Washington
to join the other labor leaders in urg
ing congress to repeal the section of
the Sherman anti-trust law relating
to labor contracts, was approved by
the convention.
A motion urging all miners' support
for the legislative offices for those in
sympathy with labor organizations,
was adopted. The delegates sang "My 1
Country Tis of Thee, a chorus, and
the convention adjourned, sine die.
President Mitchell had bade the dele
gates farewell on his retirement
the organization and all its officers.
Italian, German and First French AM
Report Italian Now in Wyoming.
der. Wllloughby fired two shots into .f
his breast over his heart, and it is not
believed he can recover. Willonghby
confessed to the police that he had
committed the murder because he was
infatuated with another woman, liv
ing in Chicago, whom he had been
supporting for some years. It is said
that he ami his wife quarreled fre
quently, and to end ail* he had been
planning the murder and suicide for
months. He first chloroformed his
wife, then shot her. The Willoughby's
vyere prominent workers in the Metho
dist church, Willonghby being the
teacher of a Sunday school class.
After killing his wife and shooting
himself. Wllloughby dragged himself
downstairs to the basement and opened
a side door, so as to make it appear
that burglars had committed theW.-ad.
Then he 'phftnetl for a doctor and the
police were notified. They were in
formed that burglars had shot both
Mr. and Mrs. Willonghby. but when
the officers arrived they at once con
cluded that it was murder and at
tempted suicide, and later obtained a
confession from Wllloughby.
—American Laid Up For Repairs in .o]le(1
Chicago, March 20.—The New York
to Paris cars were relatively
The Italian left Spring Valley, Wyo.
at 8 a. m.
The German passed thru Gothen
burg, Neb., at 10 a. m.
The First French passed Sydney,
Neb., at 10 a. m.
The American car is awaiting re
pairs 90 miles east of Nopas, Nev.
I HJ6.
Several of Radical Element De­
clare the Faction lias Gone
Over to Cummins
Western Iowa Politician Announces
He Has Changed Front Payne
Says He Can't Swallow Platform and
Wilson Says It is a Good Progres
sive Document.
Special to Time*-Republican.
Des .Moines, March 20.—Ben 1. Sal
inger, of Carroll county, said in the
lobby of the Sit very Wednesday night
that lie will vote for Cummins for
United States senator. Salinger is a
standputter on the tariff and luts affili
ated with the standpatters of the re
publican party. lie worked for the
nomination of George D. Perkins in
"There lias never been anything be
tween Cummins and myself except the
question of tho tariff," said Mr. Salin
ger. "Now the standpat leaders have
gone over arid adopted the Cummins
idea of the tariff in the Ohio plank, and
mu swallovv thlU idoa of the lurift
nl tak(J straight uul votc
mins. There is nothing left in the
senatorial contest but the personal
W. O. Payne, editor of the Nevada
Representative, following the conven
tion declared that they could't ram
the Ohio plank down his throat and
intimated that in his estimation the
standpat leaders of the republican
convention had gone over bodily to
Governor Cummins' idea of the tariff.
When pressed for an interview, he de
clined to discuss the matter further at
Lhe present time.
James Wilson, of Adair, who was
the private secretary and campaign
manager of Hon. John Herriott two
years ago, and is now a candidate for
lieutenant governor, declared that, as
he considered it, the progressives had
great cause for rejoicing in the results
of the state convention of Wednesday.
As he saw it, the progressives were
given as good a platform as they
could have drawn themselves, and the
only resolution they could object to
was the endorsement of Allison, and
on that they had gotten their protest
and the reason for their protest so
well before the public that it robbed
the Allison resolution of most of its
prestige, and furthermore they had
gained a considerable amount of
prestige by the standpatters coming
over to them bodily on the tariff.
Progressives generally are pleased
with the results of the convention.
Governor Cummins, Lieutenant Gov
ernor Garst and others express great
satisfaction. For years Governor Cum
mins has been defining the tariff as
the difference in the cost of production
at home and abroad, and Lai'e Young,
thru the Capital, has termed it tariff
ripping. Congressman Lacey has ar
gued against it, and George D. Per
kins taken exceptions to it. Wednes
day these men had control of the state
convention and they adopted the Ohio
tariff plank, which reads:
"Revision of the tariff by a special
session of the next congress, insuring
the maintenance or the true principle
of protection by imposing such cus
toms duties as will equal the difference
between the cost of production at
home and abroad, together with a
reasonable profit, to the end that with
excessive duties, American manu-
i. facturers, farmers, producers and wage
earners lna
their leader, urging them to stand by
have adequate protec­
If the progressives had incorporated
this plank in a platform, it would have
been terme
political heresy by the
standpat press. Now that the stand
patters cannot even wait for congress
to take the matter up at a regular ses
sion progressives are anxiously await
ing the attitude of the standpat press
on the matter.
All in all the progressives got more
out of the convention than They had
ever hoped and possibly more than
.thev would have gotten had they eon-
Many Taken Into Custody for Violat- only excuse given for the endorsement
ing Contract Law.
Clarksburg. W. Va., March 20.—
contract law are being made here to
day by United States Marshal Elliott
and deputies, under direction of Cnited
States Attorney Showalter.
convention. Leaders of the
progressives believe that the results
give no prestige whatever to Senator
Allison. After thirty-six years In the
located senate a convention of republicans as-
sembles and 510 vote tha.t they do not
wish him to continue while 673 vote
that they do. The campaign for United
States senator will now be entered in
to in earnest, unhampered by presi
dential matters as a real state issue.
In the meeting of the committee on
resolutions when the progressives de
murred to the endorsement of Allison
as out of place, the standpatters de
clared that the progressives would en
dorse Cummins if they controlled the
convention. The progressives protest
ed that they would not and finally the
was lhat unleS!3 they
Cotton Crop Decreased. finally got together they discovered
Washington. Alareh -'0.—The census I that the committee had written about
report, issued today, shows the cotton a dozen planks. They had taken parts
it would be heralded as a progressive
It is learned from close sources fur
thermore that the standpat element of
the committee had some difficulty in
getting the tariff resolution framed up.
The four progressives waited patiently
for the standpatters to get ready to
I meet with the minority. When they
anv offerings and pasted them to
jjf.thr-r so that there were five thick
nesses of tariff plank resolutions pasted
together and In addition the Ohio
plank clipped from a newspaper.
Friction that attended the running of
the standpat republican convention
Wednesday broke out for the final
time when the delegates selected to the
national convention met to select a
chairman. Air. Perkins was conceded
the place by politicians quite generally,
and it was supposed lie would be se
lected without opposition. When the
committee met Air. Lafayette Young
nominated Major Lacey. Mr. Laeey
told the delegates he was entitled to
the honor he could have been a
delegate at large but instead accepted
the position of district delegate. Mr.
Perkius declared that he had been con
ceded the position and any change
from that program would he misun
derstood. He in fact pleaded for his
1 fe.
This was. however, merely the sur
face Indication of the tumult that was
moving underneath. Resenting lie at
tempt of a self appointed small coterie
of statidpai ters to run the convention,
some of the other standpatters who
considered that thev had a finger In
the victory started on a still hunt.
They wen- headed by W. O. I'ayne of
Nevada, and .lames Wilson of Adair.
And before they got thru they had
Hie leaders badly twisted. There were
I plans to spring John Y. Stone of Glen
wood. in opposition to I,afe Young and
Seretary Shaw in opposition to Per
kins. for delcgater-'at-large. They al!
but succeeded in 'their plans.
The split between Perkins and
Young came when Ernest Hart, Mr.
Perkins, J. W. Bly.the and others tried
'to narrow the coterie of leaders and
held a conference and settled an Im
portant matter without including Lafe
in the conference. Then Lafe sprung
Lacey as chairman and almost sent
Perkins down to defeat. The progres
sives of the delegation being iu a mi
nority stood ready to vote for Lacey
just to "see things move." It is said that
Lacey would have been elected If he
had not withdrawn.
L. G. Hollister Gets Clear Lake Nomi
nation After Warm Political Scrap
—Business Men's Council Elected.
Special to Times-Republican.
Clear Lake. .March 20.—After about
t.he warmest political caucus ever held
in this place of warm political scraps,
Mayor Young lost out in his race for
renomination here yesterday, by twen
ty-live votes. His opponent, L. G. Hol
lister, secured the nomination, getting
a total vote of 225, to Mr. Young's 200.
One of the striking things of the
campaign iu the Htaying power of
Mayor Young's friends. Two years
ago he polled 202 votes, and won after
a contest. This year 200 of these men
voted for him, and it is said the two
escapes can be accounted for, being out
of town at tlie time.
A business man's council was elect
ed, consisting of J. C. Lindon, George
Ott, John Young, H. E. Parmenter,
William McCowan and P. E. Stewart.
The question of a new water works
will be at once taken up, also general
municipal improvements.
Mayor Young today announced his
candidacy for supervisor, to succeed
Supervisor B. A. Brown, from this dis
trict, and will continue the fight.
Mayor Rood Given Overwhelming
Majority Over C. M. Harris.
Special to Times-Republican.
Rockwell, March 20.—Mayor. Rood's
administration and his methods of
handling the booze question were ap
proved by the voters of this place ov
erwhelmingly yesterday by defeating
his opponent, C. M. Harris, by a vote
of 89 to 25 This majority was not
expected. Mr. Harris was formerly
mayor of the place, is a prominent
business man, and very popular among
the people, but is considered a staunch
enemy of booze. The town always
goes "dry" when the question is up,
and it will probably see that the ques
tion is properly managed this year.
The Rood ticket won out. tho by de
cidedly less majorities. The winners
are Myron Cardwell, F. O'Conner and
Tlieo Trefz for councilinen, as against
J. E. Treston, M. Johnson and John
Spirited Contests in Some—Two Coun
cilman Decline Renomination.
Special to Times-Republican.
Iowa Falls, March 20.—The various
wards in this city held their nominating
caucuses to name candidates for cottn
cilmen, to be voted at. the annual mu
nicipal election on March 30th. Spir
ited contests developed in the Fourth
and Third, the following being the
nominees of the various wards: First,
Peter IMcCallum: Second, S. W.
Wright, renominated: Third. S. E. Hu
ber, and Fourth, C. L. Gade.
t'ounciimen Burlingame in the First,
and Darlington in the Fourth, declined
Mrs. Dora Oliphant, Des Moines, Bride
of Former Eldora Man.
Special to Times-Republican.
Eldora. March 20.—James Walker,
an old time resident of Eldora, but now
of Des Moines, surprised his relatives
and many friends of this place by an
nouncing this week that he was re
cently married to Mrs. Dora Oliphant.
of Euclid avenue. Des Moines, the wid
ow of the late,-^-—n Oliphant, of
that city. All ... -Mr. Walker's many
friends are wishing him much happi
Melvin Locy Dead.
Special to 'L'ine-s-ftcputIican
Iowa Falls. March 20.—Melvin Locy.
an old resident of Iowa Falls, died
vesterdav at Fort Dodge. The body
was til-ought here todav for burial. One
son, S. M. Locy, resides here.
The Weather.
Sun rises March 21, sets, 6.20.
Iowa, Illinois and Alissouri—
Fair to
night and Sutun'My slowly rising tem
South Dak' 'air tonight and
Saturday we tonight.
Telegraphi' trsi
Bishop r. Noted Divine, Dead.
Si eel iiarnirigs Kriormous.
No .g Among Standpats.
Race at Cedar Rapids.
Al usr Saloons Raided.
Lxpfe^.? reedoui l'or Mackowu.
Awful Double Crime.
Rumor Causes Panic.
.Miners Adjourn Meeting.
Fleet Will Touch at Japan.
Miss Klkins Not Suie of Duke.
Iowa News:
Liquor Caused Death.
Tracing Hardin County Forger.
An Interrupted Wedding.
Joke on the Jokers.
Clue to Mail Pouch Thieves.
Betrayed by Sister.
Bryan and Sullivan.
lOndorsed by the People.
Close to the People.
"l,et Me Go Home to Mother."
Topics and Iowa Opinion.
Liquor May Be Issue.
Bryan on the Issues. ,~
General News: a
City News:
Coal Famine Not Feared Here.
Dealers Not Alarmed.
Frank Darr in a Novel Wedding.
Giltnan Man Has Close Call.
Rhodes 'Phone Company Incorpor
Mason City Wants Debate.
General News of City and County.
Markets and General:
Wheat and Corn Weak.
Cattle Close Strong.
Hogs Shade to 5 Cents Higher.
Law and Order League Renew
War Against Liquor Traffic
at Muscatine
Search Warrants Issued, Special Of­
ficers Sworn in and Wagon Loads ,of
Liquors Seized Simultaneously—
Saloons Operating in Violation of
Law. 'pi' 1 -i
Special to Times-Republican.
Muscatine, March 20.—The Law En
forcement league of Muscatine took the
initiative in the prohibition fight here
today, when, upon information filed by
the executive committee of the league,
search warrants were issued by the
court and the various saloons were
raided. Many deputies were sworn in.
Express wagons and the officials ar
rived at thirty saloons at the same
time. Thousands of dollars' worth of
liquor was seized and taken to the
county jail, where it will be stored.
The league closed the saloons on
New Year's, but it is alleged that al
most every saloonkeeper was selling
liquor. Further action is to be tak
Mackown Case Nears Close and Dis­
agreement Is Most State Hopes
Special to Times Renubllean. 'i
Webster City, March 20.—The Mac
kown arson case will reach the jury
late tonight or tomorrow morning. The
taking of evidence came to an abrupt
close when Mackown himself was put
on the stand. The defense has great
ly strengthened its alibi in. the trial
now closing, and it is generally agreed
that a disagreement is the best the
state can hope for.
Business Houses Suffer $150,000 Loss
Today by Flames.
Carrington, X. D., March 20.—Fire
today destroyed several business
houses, causing a loss of $150,000.
New York Grain.
Xew York, March 20.
Wheat—May. 1.03%.
Corn—May. 70.
St. Louis Grain.
St. Louis. .March 20.
Wheat—May. 97% fi
Corn—May, fi27s.
Oats—May, a21-i.
The Money Market.
Xew York, March 20.- —Money easy,
1 ft prime mercantile, ."ilififi: «t»*r
Ilntr -^eadv 4.83.!T.'fi 4.fir. demand,
4.S3.1O04.SM5 at sixty days.
Has no place in a good newapaptr
Remember that the T.-R.'s forecast
of the convention roll call in 190S
tallied within one vote of the see
re tary's record when the votes w«f
counted in convention.
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Rccent Primary Election Causes
Racial Lines to be Closely
Drawn in City Campaign
Allegation That Bohemian Residents
Broke Faith in Recent Primar/
Causes Factions to Unite Against
Them—Mayor Lightner Threatens^
With Defeat.
Special to Times-Republican.
Cedar Rapids, March 20.—A pdliticai
race war is just now stirring the peo'
pie of this city, and promises to re'
suit in the defeat of the present mayor
Lightner, for re-election. The trouble
gTows out of the recent primary for
th(j nomination of city officials undet
the commission plan, and the large Bo
hemian population is lined up on on#
side with the other nationalities solid*
ly arrayed against them.
The Bohemians have been given po
litical recognition in almost every elec*
tion. Mayor Lightner has been their
favorite candidate recently and has
catered to them. In the recent city
campaign slates were fixed up prom
ising the Bohemians two placed on tho
aldermanic ticket provided they would
turn Lightner down, or divide their
strength against hjm. This agree
ment was apparently accepted, but in
the election last week the Bohemian
vote stood solidly for the present
mayor, and he was renominated, as
were also the two candidates for al
dermanic honors. Their success at ths
city election would give the Bohem
ians with Lightner's vote, full control
of city affairs.
As a result of this alignment, th®
defeat of Lightner is predicted, as
the Bohemian opposition will center
their strength on the opposing candi
date, Carmody. The feeling Is in
tense and little else is being discussed
on the streets, about the hotels and
places of business.
Iowa Pioneer Gave Clarion $10,000 fw
Public Library.
Special to Times-Republican.
Iowa Falls, March 20.—Morgan
Everts, the Iowa pioneer who gave
the city of Clarion $10,000 for a public.:
library, is dead, having passed away
at Santa Cruz, Cal., on1 the 5fch inst. He
was a pioneer of Hamilton county, and
made his money in Iowa real estate.
He moved to California twenty-five
years ago. His wife ^nd one daugh
ter survive him.
Former Boone Man Heads National
Association of Box Manufacturers.
Special to Times-Republican.
Boone, March 20.—Word was re
ceived in Boone today of the election
to the presidency of tile Xational As
sociation of Box Manufacturers, of
Fred Yegge, formerly of Boone. The
convention was held at Cleveland.
Yegge is a well known lumberman ol
Mrs. Ell Berhns, of Ackley, Is Ad
judged Insane.
Special to Times-RepiiDllcan
Ackley, March 20.—Mrs. Eli Berhns,
of this place, was taken before the
commissioners of insane of Hardin
county yesterday, and was adjudged
insane. Thomas Walsh, the county
sheriff, accompanied her to In depends
ence. The husband reluctantly swore
out.the complaint. \"J,
Night Clerk in Dubuque Restaurant
Proves to Be Crook.
Special to Times-Kepublican.
Dubuque, March 20.—George Moane,
night clerk at the College Inn restaur
ant, disappeared last night with the
contents of the cash register. It has
since been discovered that he is an ex
convict and an army deserter.
Work as Superintendent of Publio
Schools Has Been Most Acceptabla
Speola! to Times-Republican.
Iowa Falls, March 20.—His work in
the public schools at Ackley having
proven acceptable to the school board
and the patrons of the schools, Supt.
W. A. Moore has been re-elected
perintendent for another year.
Elaborate Plans Made for Royal Af"
canum Visitors in April.
Special to Times-Republican
Boone, March 20.—The grand lodg«.
Royal Arcanum, is to be held here
April 14 and 1". Many prominent
speakers from all over the state are
coming. Automobile rides and' a,biff
banquet are planned for the visitors.
Great Western Officials Accused of
Robbing Cars.
Special to Times-Republican.
Dubuque. March 20.—J. W. Francis,
yardmas«ter for the Great Western here,
was arrested this morning charged
with the theft of 200 bushels of «oafti
from cars on the company's traAft

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