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Have been reported first in the Times-Republican, notabiy the ter rible theater disaster in Chicago, McKinley's assassination, San Francisco earthquake and the hor* rible school fire in Cleveland. VOLUME THIRTY-FOUR. State Convention Sure to inate Present Chairman Sl Wi Elini and His Faction 6IOUX CITY MAY LOSE NEXT Movement Started to Take Second Con vention Away From That City—Hol itics Back of It—Convention Will '4 1 Instruct for Bryan—Dennison May Be Gubernatorial Candidate, Special to Times-Republican. Cedar Rapids, March 25.—Radical Bryanites, led. by Rliinehart, have started a movement to change the next state convention from 'Sioux| City to Des Moines, claiming it will cost $5,000 more for delegates to go to Sioux City and render possible the continuation of the Miller crowd in power. Sioux City's friends are confident the change will not be made. The Third district Bryanites decided to recommend T.'H. Duffy, of Dubuque, for committeeman to succeed Miller. Several caucuses of Third district rad icals have been heid and the overthrow of the 'Miller crowd is assured. There is a strong disposition among the del egates to get away from the extreme factionalism of both Miller and Rhine hart forces. Indications are for a largely attended convention. Everything points to unanimous instructions for Bryan, tho a number of early arrivals declare they consider Johnson in a favorable light. It is expected Dennison will an nounce his candidacy for governor. The platform will largely follow the lines of the Nebraska platform. The probable delegates-at-large are: Jerry Sullivan, Claude Porter, Judge Carr, and Judge VanWagenen. Others sug gested are G-eneral Weaver and Judge Wade. It is cpnceded that Wade will be en dorsed for re-election as national com mitteeman. An effort will be made to change the date of the next convention, on the ground that it conflicts with the date of the Denver convention. Porter and Dennison may be candi dates for governor at the primaries. It is understood that Chairman Mil ler, in the interest of harmony, is will ing to accept the position of delegate to the national convention from the Third district, and to decline a re-elec tion as district committeeman. The Bryan men who are already in the city and there seem to be very few who are not Bryan men—declare that they will not be in absolute con trol of the convention from start to finish and that they will be in a po sition to enforce harmony, if they cannot have it any other way. But they do not believe it will be necessary to enforce it. The outlook is for a really harmonious gathering—a Bryan love feast. There will be a contesting delega tion from Hardin county. Up there the Bryanites held their convention and favored C. C. Gethmann as the district delegate. Later the Miller faction held its convention at least this is the way it was phrased last night—and elected opposing delegates, this contest is to be decided by the committee on credentials and it will undoubtedly be decided in favor of the Bryan delegation. The Bryan men say they will have control of the Third district for sure this time, they having six out of the nine counties, Dubuque, Delaware, Buchanan, Frank lin, Hardin and Wright. Chairman C. W. Miller of the state central committee came to town early yesterday and at once set to work to inspect the arrangements which had been made for the management of the convention and the comfort of the delegates. He declared himself as thoroughly satisfied with all the ar ragements. In fact, he was much pleased. He said that Cedar Rapids had done nobly in the preliminary work and he predicted a peaceful con vention—a Bryan love feast. But perhaps the convention won't (to quite so peaceful as Mr. Miller de sires. It was in the air last evening that they are after his scalp and there were some who predicted that he •would be overthrown by that doughty democratic warrior, Thomas H. Duf fy of Dubuque. CLEAR SWEEP FOR CANNON. Illinois Republican State Convention Opens at Springfield Tomorrow. Springfield, March 25.—The advance guard of the republican state conven tion tomorrow, arrived early today, al tho the greater number is not expected before tonight and tomorrow. Tomor row's convention will name only four delegates-at-large to the republican national convention, and adopt a plat form touching upon national issues or state questions of national importance. It will, generally speaking, be in ac cordance with the Ohio platform, on traiff revision, altho the idea is to be expressed in a manner somewhat dif ferent. On the presidential proposi tion, Cannon so far has everything his own way, and no suggestion has been heard looking toward endorsement of any other candidate HOOSIER DEMOCRATS. Indiana Democrats Begin Two Days' „r... Session at Indianapolis. ^"Indianapolis. March 25.—The Indi ana democratic convention today en tered upon its two days' work of adopt ing platform naming a state ticket and selecting: delegates to tile national convention who, it is expected, will be instructed to veto l'or Bryan. There was but a brief session today. This was followed by is trie meetings, Which selected twenty-six delegates to the national convention and named the convention committees. SPLIT IN TENNESSEE RANKS. Two Republican State Conventions Are Expected to Result. Nashville, Tenn., March 2 .—The re publican slate convention to elect presidential electors to ihe Chicago convention was called to order here this morning. Tho convention prom ises to be the stormiest in years. A fight is on between the Evans and Brownlow factions, and a serious split seems inevitable. Two conventions will probably result. No sooner was the convention called to order at the capitol than pandemon ium broke loose, resulting in a dozen fist fights between members of the Evans and Brownlow factions. Order was restored by the po'ice. A negro and a white man were arrested. The Brownlow-Oliver wing held a convention at the appointed place in the state capitol. and selected delegates to the national convention, commended Taft. Hughes. Fairbanks. Cannon and Foraker, but made no specific endorse ment for president. The Evans' fac tion met in the same hall later and appointed a credential committee and adjourned until tomorrow. ILLINOIS AND BRYAN. State Committee Endorses Nebraskan by Vote of 33 to 1. Chicago. March 25.—In a harmonious meeting of the democratic state central committee, held here today, W. J Bryan was endorsed for the presidency in emphatic language. It was decided that the state convention will be held at Springfield. April 25. Friends of Roger Sullivan of Illinois, member of the democratic national committee, were in complete control of the meet ing. The only point upon which there ap peared to be a division of sentiment was over tlie matter of selecting dele gates to the state convention. In this the Sullivan men won their point, de feating the followers of M. F. Dunlap. of Jacksonville. 111., who wanted to put thru a rule requiring county conven tions to be held. The resolution endorsing Bryan was adopted 33 to 1, James H. Donohu\ of East St. Louis, being the only dissent or. Sullivan voted in the affirmative. North Dakota Democrats Meet. Grand Forks, N. D., March 25.—The democratic state convention to nom inate delegates to the national conven tion. met here today. L. A. ITeland was made temporary chairman. Dunn to Nominate Bryan. Omaha. March 25.—Ignatius J. Dunn hajs been selected by the Nebraska del egation to the democratic national con vention to nominate P.ryan for presi dent. Dunn is city attorney of Oma ha, COMPANIES ARE SOUND State Auditor Reports on Iowa In surance for the Year—Big Increase in Risks Writen. Special to Times-Republican. Des Moines, March 25.—The state auditor's report on insurance done in Iowa by all companies other than life, issued today, shows for the joint stock and mutual companies an increase of $33,000,000 in the risks written, and an increase of $430,000 net losses paid. For state and county nitituals, it shows an increase of $22,000,000 in the risks written, and an increase of $ 165,000 in losses paid, and an increase of $33,000, 000 in risks in force The taxes paid show an increase of over $20,000. One Iowa company, the Iowa Ger man Mutual, went into the hands of a receiver. One other, the Decatur County Mutual, went into voluntary liquidation. The report shows tho in surance companies ta be in a very sat isfactory condition. COMPANY PLEADS GUILTY. Sentence of Ludington, Mich., Salt and Lumber Concern, Deferred. Grand Rapids, Mich., March 25.—The Seams Salt and Lumber Company of Ludington, Mich., indicted on a charge of violating the interstate commerce law by accepting rebates on lumber shipments, today entered a plea of guilty on twenty counts, in the feder al court. The statutes provide a.fine of from $1,000 to $20,000 on each count. Sentence was deferred. PRESIDENT OF SEMINARY DEAD. Rev. Dr. Charles Cuthbert Hall Passes Away in New York. New York, March 25.—Rev. Dr. Charles Cuthbert Hall, president of the Union Theological Seminary, died here today. He was ill about two months. Emperor William in Venice. Venice, March 25.—Emperor Will iam, of Germany, accompanied by the empress, son and daughter, and nu merous suite, arrived here today from Berlin. The party was given a very warm welcome by King Victor Em manuel and the Venetian people. Premier Bannerman Not So Well. London, March 25. -Premier Sir Henry Campbell Bannerman is stead ily growing worse. Governor Guild Unchanged. Boston, March ::5.—Governor Guild's condition showed no marked change this morning. Advance in Refined Sugar. New York. March 25.—All grades of refined sugar advanced ten cents a hundred today. 1 Emperor WillianiV Action (Joines as Complete Surprise to Official Washington OBJECTION IS PERSONAL ONE Connected in Some Way With Visit of Prince Henry to America Decision Final So Far as Hill, Who Was to Have Succeeded Charlemagne Tow er at Berlin, is Concerned,' Washington, March 25.—The Ger man government has declined to re ceive Dr. David Jayne Hill, in the ca pacity of American ambassador, to succeed Charlemagne Tower, whose resignation has been accepted to take effect upon the qualification of his suc cessor. Hill is at present American minister to The Hague, and was for merly first assistant secretary of state under the administration of Secretary Hay. Objection Purely Personal. The objection to Hill is one purely personal to Emperor William, who has simply caused it to be made known that the American diplomatist is per sona non-grata to him. The reason for the emperor's objection is connected with the visit to America several years ago of his brother, Prince Hen ry. Hill at that time was first assist ant secretary of state, and necessarily was brought into official contact with distinguished foreign visitors. Just what he did or did not do to give of fense is not known here. A perplex ing feature of the case is presented by the fact that last November the Ger man government let it be known that Hill would be cordially received as American ambassador to Berlin. Why Hill Was Named. Hill was selected to fill the impor tant vacancy for two reasons: First, because of his high rank in the world of literature and diplomacy and, sec ond, because his promotion would be in execution of Secretary Root's cher ished plan for the application of civil, service principles in the diplomatic service. For two years preceding, Hill had been American minister, first ac credited to Switzerland, then to The Hague. So today's decision of the German emperor has come as a com plete surprise to official Washington. It is nevertheless final so far as Hill is concerned, for the etiquette that gov erns international relations does not permit of any question of the right of a sovereign to interpose an objection to the reception of any official who comes to his post in the extraordinary and personal character of ambassador. The German View. Berlin, March 25.—The German gov ernment has informed President Roosevelt that Dr. David Jayne Hill is not acceptable to it as ambassador at Berlin. From reliable sources it is learned that the grounds upon which the government declines to receive Hill are in general that he is not represen tative enough for the United States to send to Germany. DEMANDS AN APOLOGY. Democratic Chairman Wants Retrac tion From Tom Johnson. Columbus, March 25.—Harvey Gar ber, chairman of the democratic state executive committee, announced today that Mayor Tom L. Johnson, of Cleve land, will have to apologize to him be fore he will attend the democratic love feast announced for this evening by General Find lay to bring the democrat ic factions of the state together. Mayor Johnson arrived from Cleveland today for the meeting, but has not yet an nounced to the public that he will of fer the apology demanded. MAKE THRILLING RESCUE. Two New York Policemen Rescue Family From Flames. New York, March 25.—Five mem bers of Jacob Chaikowsky's family were rescued in a sensational manner from the roof of their burning homo at 135 Bowery early today. The rescue was made by two policemen before the firemen arrived. They bridged a six foot chasm between two buildings with their bodies and swung the Chaikow skys across from the roof of the burn ing building to a place of safety. SEVEN FOUND GUILTY. Sentenced to Long Term for Traffick ing Governmental Secrets. Peking. March 25.—'Seven nun ar rested recently and charged with traf ficking in governmental secrets have been found guilty and sentenced to long terms of imprisonment. This punishment is generally considered worse than death. It would appear the conspiracy against the government is fairly widespread and revelations with in the last few days have considerably alarmed the court and administration. JUSTIFY KILLING OF AVERBUCH. Coroner's Jury Returns Verdict Chief Shippy Testifies. Chicago, March 25. —Tlif coroner's jury last night declared Chief of Po lice Shippy and J. F. Foley, his driver, justified in killing Averbuch. the Rus sian Jew who attacked the chief in his home recently. The verdict was ren dered after a short deliberation fol lowing an exhaustive inquiry Into the circumstances surrounding the shoot I ing. More than a score of witnesses were examined. Chief among them HARSI1 ALT,TOWN\ IOWA, WEDNESDAY, MAltCH 23 1908 were Olga Averbuch, sister of the dead man Chief Shippy himself, his son liarry. who is recovering from1 the, all but 'fatal shot thru the chest received in the affray, and other members of the chief's household. Chief Shippy was the last of the witnesses called. He said that when he seized Averhuch he had no inten tion of shooting him up to the time his son was shot. Shippy said he did not want to kill Averbuch. but "when I saw my son shot, and thought he was going to die," he continued. "I ceased being a policeman and became a fath er. 1 drew my revolver and fired three, shots at the mail. They all took ef fect." SEiZE MANY COSTUMES U. S. Inspectors Get Imported Gowns Valued at Between $10,000 and $12, 000—Advance in Rates Yesterday the Action. New York, March 25.—Imported cos tumes, valued at between $10,000 and 12,000, were seized by United States custom inspectors today in the estab lishments of ten fashionable dress makers and eonstumers. The action of the inspectors followed a decision of the United States general appraisers tumes in question, which arrived here tumes in question, which a rrived here recently from Europe. Complications added to the case, when it was found that one of the garments had been sold to the wife of a well-known New York lawyer. The purchaser was forced to give up the garment. STOPS CITY HALL WORK. Supreme Court Decision Delays Des Moines Building. Des Moines, 'March 25.—Judge Ladd of the supreme court signed a decree restraining' the city officials from pro ceeding with letting contracts and starting work on the new city hall building. He granted an injunction stopping an transactions upon the pro ject, pending the settlement of the appeal in the case brought iby Mary Coggeshall and others. ITALIAN CAR ON ITS WAY. Ships Back to Point Where it Broke Down and Takes Another Start. Ogden, Utah, March 25.—The Italian car made its second start from Ogden this morning, this time on a flat car. The automobile will be unloaded. at the point where it broke down, ninety miles west of here, and the journey to the coast will be resumed. SCALES CASE SETTLED Suit Over Fees in Crockett Contro versy Dismissed by Agreement Settled for $700. Special to Times-Republican. Eldora, March 25.—'The case of At torney Scales, of Ackley, against Fan nie \V. Crockett, of Eldora, was brought to trial this morning at 9 o'clock, in the Hardin county court. After hang ing fire for several hours, it was set tled out of court. This case is the one in which Scales was suing Fannie Crockett for $1,250 for attorney's fees. Defendant thought this price exorbi tant and refused to pay the same, but it was settled out of court for $700. The sum asked by Scales was for fees in the case of Fannie W. Crockett against Frank W. Crockett, over the custody of their son Carroll, in which Mrs. Crockett won in the lower court, but it was reversed in the supreme court. MINERS HEAR REPORTS. Result on Election of Officers Not Yet Reported. Special to Times-Republican. Des Moines, March 25.—The coal miners at their convention today list ened to reports of officers. This aft ernoon a canvass of the vote for new officers will be announced. No steps toward an agreement with the opera tors have been taken as yet, and the mines will close April 1. BLACK HAND IN IOWA Directors of Failed Seymour Bank Re ceive Threatening Letters From Ital ian Miners. Special to Times-Republican. Ottumwa, March 25.—The town of Seymour has been thrown in a tur moil by the receipt of Black Hand threats by Dr. A. O. Cover and Frank Llewelyn, two men who were directors of the Farmers' and Drovers' State bank, which failed lately, and in which Italian miners in the vicinity lost their savings. Flags for Capitol Rotunda. Special Time -Republicar. Des Moines, March 25.—Plans are being made for impressive ceremonies when tin- liattlellags of the four Iowa regiment's in the Spanish war are placet! in sealed steel cases in the ro tunda of the capitol. Arrangements fur the rvent are to be made by the four colonels* of the regiments. Dubuque to Hold Jollification. :-til.i Dubuque. March 25.—The Dubuque base ball fans will hold a monster jol lification and paraSe tonight, over the election of Thomas Lnftus to the pres idency of the Three-I league. Sends Another Alessatfe Asking' For Enactment ot' Needed Legislation TO REMEDY THE INJUNCTIONS Amendments to Liability and Injunc tion Laws Recommended—President Says Time Has Come for Tariff Re vision—Plea for Rights of Both La bor and Capital. Washington, March 25.—The antici pated special message of President: Roosevelt to congress, asking for leg islation previously recommended, was transmitted to both houses today. The message is a strong document, and in it the president pleads for remedial legislation that will secure to both capital and labor rights that have, thru various causes, been somewhat re stricted. 'The president also recom mends that steps be taken looking to revision of the tariff. The message was closely followed, and in the. house the declaration that the time had come for revision of the tariff elicited handclasping on the part of democratic members. Democratic approval also was given to the sugges tion that congress could with advan tage forthwith remove the tariff on wood pulp, with a corresponding re duction upon paper made from wood pulp. The republicans waited and conf#ied their applause to the message as a whole. In the senate the mes sage was received without comment of any kind. The message follows in full: "To the Senate and House of Rep resentatives: I call your attention to certain measures as to which I think there should be action by the congress before the close of the present session. There Is ample time for their consid eration. As regards most if not all of the matters, bills have been intro duced into one or the other of the two houses, and it is not too much to hope that action will be taken one way or the other on these bills at the present session." In my message at the open ing of the present session, and, indeed, fn various messages to previous con gresses, I have repeatedly suggested action on most of these measures. "Child labor should 'be prohibited thruout the nation. At least a model child-labor bill should be passed for the District of Columbia. It is un fortunate that in the one place solely dependent upon congress for its legis lation there should be no law what ever to protect children by forbidding or regulating their labor. "I renew my recommendation for the immediate re-enactment of an em ployers' liability law. drawn to con form to the recent decision of the su preme court. Within the limits indi cated by the court, the law should be made thorough and comprehensive, and the protection it affords should em brace every class of employe to which the power of the congress can ex tend. "In addition to a liability law pro tecting the employes of common car riers, the government should show its good faith by enacting a further law giving compensation to its own em ployes for injury or death Incurred in its service. It is a reproach to us as a nation that in iboth federal and state legislation we have afforded less pro tection to public and private employes than any other industrial country of the world. As to Injunctions. "I also urge that action be aken along the line of the recommendations I have already made concerning in junctions in labor disputes No tem porary restraining order should be issued by any court without notice and the petition for a permanent in junction upon which such temporary restraining order has been Issued should be heard by the court issuing the same within a reasonable time— say. not to exceed a week or there abouts from the date when the order, was issued. It is worth considering whether it would not give greater pop ular confidence in the impartiality of sentences for contempt if It was re quired that the issue should be de cided by another judge than the one issuing the injunction, except where the contempt is committed in the pres ence of the court, or in other case of urgency. Give Roads Power to Agree on Rates. "I again call attention to the urgent need of amending the interstate com merce law and especially the anti trust law along the lines indicated in my last message. The interstate com merce law should be amended so as to give railroads the right to make traffic agreements, subject to these agreements being approved by the in terstate commerce commission and published in all of their details. The commission should also be given the power to make public and to pass upon the issuance of all securities hereafter issued by railroads doing an interstate commerce business. "A law should be passed providing in effect that when a federal court determines to place a common carrier or other public utility concern under the control of a receivership, the at torney general should have the right to nominate at least one of the re ceivers: or else in some other way the interests of the stockholders should he consulted, so that the management may not lie wholly redelivered to the man or men the failure of whose policy may have necessitated the creation of fillliifllUfiil S./ 1% the receivership. Receiverships should ire used, not to operate roads, but as speedily as possible to pay their debts and return them to the proper own rs. Anti-Trust Law and Labor. "In addition to the reasons I have already urged on your attention, it has now become important that there should be an amendment of the anti trust law, because of the uncertainty as to how this law affects combina tions among labor men and farnjers, if tlie combination has any tendency to lesiriet interstate commerce. All of these combinations, if and while ex isting for and engaged in the promo tion of innocent and proper purposes, should 'be recognized as legal. As I have repeatedly pointed out, this anti-trust law us a most unwisely drawn statute. It was perhaps inevit able that in feeling after the right remedy the first attempts to provide such should be crude and it was ab solutely imperative that some legisla tion should be passed to control, in the interest of the public, the business use of the enormous aggregations of corporate wealth that are so marked a feature of the modern industrial world. But the present anti-trust law, in its construction and working, has exemplified only too well the kind of legislation which, under the guise of being thorough-going, is drawn up in such sweeping form as to become either ineffective or else mischievous. "In the modern industrial world combinations are absolutely neces sary: they are necessary among busi ness men, they are necessary among laboring men, they are becoming more and more necessary among farmers. Some of these combinations are among the most powerful of all instruments for wrongdoing. Others offer the only effective way of meeting actual busi ness needs. It is mischievous and un wholesome to keep upon the statute books unmodified a law, like the anti-trust law, which, while in practice only partially effective against vicious combinations, has nev ertheless in theory been construed so as sweepingly to prohibit every com bination for the transaction of mod ern business. Some real good has re sulted from this law. But the time has come when it is imperative to modify it. Such modification is ur gently needed for the sake of the bus iness men of the country, for the sake of the wage-workers, and for the sake of the farmers. The congress can not afford to leave it on the statute books in its present shape. Labor and Farmers in Danger. "It has now become uncertain how far this law may involve all labor or ganizations and farmers' organiza tions, as well as all business organiza tions, in conflict with the law: or, if we secure literal compliance with the law, how far it may result in the de struction of the organizations neces sary for the transaction of modern business, as well as of all labor organ izations and farmers' organizations, completely check the wise movement for securing business co-operation among farmers, and put back half a century the progress of the movement for the betterment of labor. A bill has been presented in the congress to remedy this situation. Some such measure as this bill is needed in the interest of ail engaged in the indus tries which are essential to the coun try's well-being. I do not pretend to say the exact shape that the bill should take, and the suggestions I have to offer are tentative and my views would apply equally to any other meas ure which would achieve the desired end. Bearing this in mind, I would suggest, merely tentatively, the fol lowing changes in the law: "The substantive part of the anti trust law should remain as at present that is, every contract in restraint of trade or commerce among the several states, or with foreign nations, should continue to be declared illegal pro vided, however, that some proper gov ernmental authority (such as the com missioner of corporations acting under the secretary of commerce and labor) be allowed to pass on any such eon tracts. Probably the best method of providing for this would be to enact that any contract, subject to the pro hibition contained in the anti-trust law, into which it was desired to en ter, might be filed with the bureau of corporations or other appropriate ex ecutive body. This would provide pub licity. Within, say, sixty days of the tiling—which period could be extended by order of the department whenever for any reason it did not give the de partment sufficient time for a thorough examination—the executive depart ment having power might forbid the contract, which would then become subject to the provisions of the anti trust law, if at all in restraint of trade. "If no such prohibition was issued, the contract would then only be liable to attack on the ground that it con stituted an unreasonable restraint of trade. Whenever the period of filing had passed without any such prohibi tion, the contracts or combinations could be disapproved or forbidden only after notice and hearing with a reasonable provision for summary re view on appeal by the courts. Labor organizations, farmers' organizations, and other organizations not organized for purposes of profit, should be al lowed to register under the law by giving the location of the nead of fice, the charter and by-laws, and the names and addresses of their principal officers. In the interest of all these organizations—business, labor, and farmers' organizations alike—the pres ent provision permitting the recovery of three-fold damages should be abol-, ished, and as a substitute therefor the right of recovery allowed for should be only the damages sustained by the plaintiff and the cost of suit, includ ing a reasonable attorney's fee. "The law should not affect pending suits a short statute of limitation should be provided, so far as the iast Is concerned, not to exceed a year. Moreover, and even more in the inter est of labor than of business combina tions. all sueli suits brought for causes of action heretofore occurred should be brought only if the contract or combination complained of was unfair or unreasonable. It may be well to re member that all of the suits hitherto brought by the government under th# T.-R. BLILLE.TIN. $ The Weather. ses 'March 26 at 6:01 sets at W —Kair and warmer tonight Si 6 2 Jay, increasing cloudiness and (y .nois—Fair tonight, with warmer lie north and central Thursday in asing cloudiness, becoming unset tled and cooler in U»« afternoon or night. South Dakota—Snow tonight and possibly in the east Thursday, and colder cold wave tonight. Missouri—Fair and warmer tonight, Thursdav. increasing cloudiness and colder. PAGE ONE. Telegraphic News: Kaiser Turns Down Ambassador Hiii. President Sends Message to Con gress. Demands Important Legislation. Near a Vote on Aldrich Bill. Miller Regime at End in Iowa. Iowa Insurance Companies Increase Risks. Scales Case Settled. PAGES TWO AND THREE. Iowa News: "Honest Farmer" Fake. Shut Down of Mines Certain. Whitbeck, Jr., Arrested. Bondsmen Exonerated. Hydrophobia Panic at Rockwell City. Mercer at Iowa City. PAGE FOUR. Editorial: A Duke in the Senate. f~ Why This Testimonial? Carelessness is Costly. For President of' the Senate. Outside Point of View. t.v PAGE FIVE. General News: Virginia Supports Daniel. No Radical Action by Railroads. PAGES SIX AND SEVEN. City News: /., Miller's Case in Jury's Hands." Disagreement or Acquittal Looked For. Searchlight Cliub Hears Steiner. Barber Tries to End His Life. C. C. Trine Chosen President.,, Good Reading for Public. Waterloo Wins Post Meet., A General .News of the City. PAGE EIGHT. I Markets and General: #*,' Wheat Firm. 1 Corn Quiet But Firm. Cattle Higher. Big Advance in Hogs. anti-trust law have been In cases where the combination or contract was in fact unfair, unreasonable, and against the public interest. Encourage Trade Agreements. "It is important that we should en courage trade agreements between employer and employe where they are just and fair. A strike is a' clumsy weapon for righting wrongs done to labor, and we should extend, so far as possible, the process of conciliation, and arbitration as a substitute for strikes. Moreover, violence, disorder, and coercion, when committed in con nection with strikes, should be as promptly and sternly repressed as when committed in any other connec tion. But strikes themselves are, and should be, recognized to be entirely legal. Combinations of workingmen have a peculiar reason for their ex istence. The very wealthy individual employer, and still more the very wealthy corporation, stand at an enor mous advantage when compared to the individual workingman and while there are many cases where It may not be necessary for laborers to form a union, in many other cases it is in dispensable. for otherwise the thou sands of small units, the thousands of individual workingmen, will be left helpless in their dealings with the one big unit, the big individual or corpo rate employer. "Twentv-tvvo years ago, by the act of June 29, 1886, trades unions were recognized by law, and the right of la boring people to combine for all lawful purposes was formally recognized, this right including combination for mutual protection and benefits, the regulation of wages, hours and conditions of la bor. and the protection of the individ ual rights of the workmen in the pros ecution Cf their trade or trades and in the act of June 1. 1898. strikes were recognized as legal in the same pro vision that forbade participation in or instigation of force or violence against persons or property, or the attempt to prevent others from working, by vio lence, threat, or intimidation. The business man must be protected in person and property, and so must the farmer and the wageworker and as regards all alike, the right of peaceful combination for all lawful purposes should be explicitly recognized. Employers' Right to Combine. "The right of employers to combine and contract with one another and with their employes should be ex plicitly recognized: and so should the right of the employes to combine and to contract with one another and with the employers, and to seek peacably to persuade others to accept their views, and to strike for the purpose of peace ably obtaining from employers^ satis factory terms for their labor. Nothing should be done to legalize either a blacklist or a boycott that would be illegal at common law this being the type of boycott defined and condemned by the Anthracite Strike Commission. "The question of financial legislation is now receiving such attention in both houses that we have a right to expect action before the close of the session. It is urgently necessary that there should be such action. Moreover, ac tion should be taken to establish pos tal savings banks. These postal sav ings banks are imperatively needed for the benefit of the wageworkers and men of small means, and will he a valuable adjunct to our whole financial system. (Continued on Page Eight.) PARTISANSHIP IN NEW8 "J Has no place in a good newspaper^'. Remember that the T.-R.'s forecast •t the convention roll call in 1906 .itefep tallied within one vote of the sec* retary's record when tho votes wort* counted in convention..... N E 7 3 Finishing Touches Being Pnl on A hi rich Measure By the Senate NO OBJECTION TO CHANGES Senate Committee Reports No Grounds for Impeachment of Judge Wilfley, Altho His Actions Are Criticized The Committees' Findings—General Washington News. Washington, March 25.—Today tH® senate entered upon its final stages ofl consideration of the Aldrich bill by proceeding to the disposal of amend ments. The changes agreed upon by the committee on finance were flr»t made, and to those alterations there were no objections. They include elimination of railroad bonds as secur ity for proposed increased bank cir culation, and other modifications which have been heretofore outlined. Judge Wilfley Not to Be Impeached. Washington, March 25.—Impeach ment proceedings will not be instituted In the United States senate against Lebbeus L. Wilfley, judge of the United States court for China, as the result of charges of misbehavior in office brought against him by Lorin & Rews, and other American lawyers resident in Shanghai. The report of the special committee appointed by Speaker Cannon to determine whether the charges were based upon facts suf ficient to warrant the impeachment oi Judge Wilfley today was submitted to the house committee on judiciary. The report is in the nature of a ver dict, holding Wilfley guiltless of bad motives necessary to a legal cause foi impeachment, but finding him guilty more by forceful inference than by di rect accusation of high-handedness and harshness and some serious mis takes in the conduct of his court. Cattlemen See President. Washington, March 25.—A delega tion of cattlemen was introduced to President Roosevelt by Senator Bur kett. of Nebraska, today, and left the White House saying they had obtained the president's endorsement of thH proposition whereby the government, should legislation be enacted authoriz ing the plan, will lease for grazing pur poses large tracts of the government domain, and allow the same to be fenced. Senator Burkett has pre pared a bill embodying this plan, and has hopes of securing favorable ac tion on it by congress. Republican Whip in Action. Washington, March 25.—In view of the tentative announcement yesterday by John Sharp Williams, leader of the minority, of a general democratic fili buster, retalitator^ of the policy of in action charged against the majority, Representative Burke, of Pennsyl vania, assistant whip on the republican side of the house, today sent out call3 to all republican members to be. in) their seats each day promptly and con-* tinuously as possible. An unusually large attendance was noticeable today! on the republican side. TO INSTALL NEW PASTOR. Dr. Donald Morrison to Take Charge of Toledo Church. Special to Times-Republican. Toledo, March 25.—A called meeting) of the Waterloo Presbytery will be held in this place on the afternoon and evening of Thursday, April 2, for the purpose of installing Rev. Donald Morrison, D. D., the new pastor of thi» Toledo Presbyterian church. Rev. C. W. McCord, of Marshall town, will preach the installation seT» mon. Rev. T. M. Buchanan, of Con rad, will deliver the charge to the pas tor and Rev. J. N. Curens of Toledo* will deliver the charge to the people The services of installation will be held in the evening, and the business meet ing of the presbytery will come in the afternoon. fZ4DOCTOR'S WIFE SUES. Charges Dubuque Woman With Alien* ation of Her Husband's Affections. Special to Timei--Republican. Dubuque, March 25.—The wife of Dr. F. C. Miller, of Manuoketa, today brought suit in the district court here against Catherine VVelkert, of this city, for $5,000 for the alleged alienation oi the affections of her husband. OHIO RIVER STEAMER SUNK. Crew and Number of Actors on Steam* er Columbia, Saved. Parkersburg, W. Va., March 25.—The steamer Columbia, towing a show boat, was sunk at lock 18, in the Ohio river, above the city, todav. The crew and actors on the show boat were saved. A misunderstanding of signals Is said t® have caused the accident. NIGHT RIDERS BUSY AGAIN. Cause Loss of $30,000 and Much Ta bacco at Owenton, Ky. Owenton. Ky.. .March 25.—Early to day night riders set fire to three large tobacco warehouses, causing a loss of $30,000 and destroying 3.rO.OOO pounds of tobacco. A Standpat Conference. V- Special to Times-Republican. Des Moines. March 25.—A confer ence of prominent standpatters is be ing held here today to arrange for ft big Allison meeting for Oe.s Moines, for the near future. The confereac* Is by local standpatters.