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Have been reported first In the Times-Republican, notably the ter rible theater disaster in Chicago, §li#i McKinley's assassination, San Francisco earthquake and the rible school fire in Cleveland* t|l$K fete. ^VOLUME THIRTY-FOUR. .Democratic Convention With a Single Purpose Marked By Dissension. MILLER WITHDRAWS AS FACTOR Present State Chairman Concludes to Seek No Further Honors—Rinehart Meeting Place. ..^ Special to Tluies-Republican. Cedar Rapids, March 26.—The larg est attendance in the history of the party in years characterized the state democratic convention, which met. here in the Auditorium today. While not many sensations were promised in what was recognized on all sides as a Bryan love feast, much comment and surprise were evoked by State Chalr man Miller's action refusing to be considered as the active leader of the party. Miller no^ only positively re fused to be a candidate to succeed himself as a member of the state com mittee, but also gave notice that he would not act as district delegate, with which his name had been prominently mentioned. While the committee mut ter woula not come up until the sec ond convention, Miller evidently want ed to establish his position once and for all. The fight for the relocation of the second state convention, threshed out In the state central committee last night, gives every Indication of coming to the floor of the convention in the form of a motion. The prospects are now that the date will be changed, and Sioux City will keep the second. Even the Des Moines delegates themselves ure divided on the question of a change Jerry SulUvan himself being opposed tP it- Every indication Is that the resolu tions will, follow the general trend of the Nebraska platform in order that Bryan lhay point to the significant ac tion of both states. John D. Dennison, of Dubuque, will •rlikeiy be permanent chairman. O. O. ... Holly, of Polk, is most likely the chair man of- the. resolutions committee. •A surprise was In the turn-down of G. F. Rinehart as a member of the resolutions committee in the Seventh district, which was claimed by many as solely owing to his personality. If the resolutions are adopted as they now stand and in Holly's hand, they will mean the adoption of Rinehart'* resolutions, as he prepared the present draft. Judge Carr, Claude Porter, "Jerry" Sullivan and "Ed" Dunn are most talked of for delegates-at-large, altho S. B. Wordsworth, of Council Bluffs, and John F. Dunconibe, of Fort Dodge, are mentioned. General Weaver was sidetracked because of his prohibition tendencies. Dennison is Chairman. The convention was reconvened at :15 by Chairman Porter. The com mittee on credentials settled amicably ,the Hardin county contest in the Third district by seating fourteen delegates with half a vote each. Every county end every district was represented. John Dennison was reported by the committee for permanent chairman. He was selected In committee over Maurice O'Conner, of Fort Dodge. Dennison delivered a spirited ad dress and announced that the commit tee on resolutions would not be ready to report for some time. Amid much enthusiasm a request was made that Judge Wade be escorted to the plat form. The members of the democratic national committee from Iowa then de livered an address. Deadlock in Resolutions Committee. At 3:30 there was no indication Whatever as to the platform. Some of the committee want to adopt the Ne braska platform in full others seek revision, and still others want a new platform altogether. The eleventh hour predictions for delegates-at-large are Sullivan, Carr, Wards worth and Porter. THE DISTRICT CAUCUSES. Some Warm Contests Develop in Sev eral Districts—Miller Retires. Special to Times-Republican Cedar Rapids, March 26.—The Fifth district caucus was a veritable Bryan love feast .and even an effort to amend a motion to instruct by striking out "first, last and all the time" was over whelmingly voted down. Contrary to ^the usual precedence, four delegates, •With half a vote each, were nominated. This was done in the interests of har- The alternates were chosen in the same manner and are as follows: Sen ator J. A. Green, of Jones Louis Hemz. of Linn: J. C. France, of Ce dar. and M. J. Donnelly, of Linn. Th" other caucus nominees are: Member of committee on credentials. E. II. Schil ling. Marshall pennant-lit organiza tion. R. R. Leech. Cedar resolutions, C. D. Huston. I,inn: vice president convention. J. VanDerwicken. Grundy assistant secretary. W. C. Scrimgeour, Benton. The caucus voted unanlmoiiBlv ap proving the state central committee &&& action of lust night In changing the (Into of I lie second stale convention from July 2 to June 25 and not chang ing tile place of the meeting from Sioux City to Des .Moines. Other District Caucuses. The First district selected as dele gates John P. CrulkshanK of Tjee, and E. A. Lippincott. Van Suren alter nates, Knupp of Washington and Rcil ing. of Des Moines. The Second chose A. Brant of Jack son. and M. Sharon of StiQtt, delegates, and H. M. Bnrtl"tt- of Xiiscatine, L. (". Mosinger of Cli.itoYi. alternates. The delegates were insfucteil forj Bryan. In the Third one the hottest cau cuses of the morning- developed. Chairman .Miller, of the state central committee, announced hi would not be a candidate to succeed himself as committeeman.' The contest then cen tered on the committee on permanent organization. The radicals favored Dennison for permanen" chairman of the convention and to insure his sup- Turned Down as Delegate But Writes port nominated Harry Cook, of Wright. for the committee. The conservatives sought to take out spite for the defeat, of Dennison and nominated Senator the Resolutions—No Change in Next John K. Widebreamer, who refused to promise to .support Dennison. On the vote Cook won by two votes. The delegates are 1. C. Lizzett of Krank lln, and \V. M. Higbee of Buchanan: alternates. J. B. Kenelick of Wright, and C. C. Othman of Hardin. In tile Fourth district the delegates are John MeCook of Howard, and II. B. Dorsey of Mitchell: alternates, G. W. Dillon of Worth, and A. Bernatz of Winneshiek. The only evidence oil discord was when an effort was made to instruct for Judge Wade for dele gate-at-large, and some one else moved that the vote le cast for Edward J. Dunn, of Cerro Gordo. After much dis cussion Wade's name was withdrawn, and the district will support Dunn. Delegates from the Sixth are S. The Ninth selected John Blake, of Cass, and W. C. Campbell, of Shelby: alternates, W. Morris, of Guthrie, and William Doik. of Audubon. The .Tenth named D. L. Caswell, of Crawford, and J. A. Menton, of Boone alternates, F. L. Waeholz, of Winneba go, and TJ. C. Tranger. of Humboldt. The Eleventh district delegates are W. F. Hutton, of Ida, and Charles C. Cannon, of O'Brien alternates, E. L. Crow, of Monona, and H. L. Pierce, of Buena Vista. Committee on Resolutions. Members of the resolutions commit tee by districts follow: First, Fred Smith, Des Moines Sec ond. P. B. Wolfe, Clinton: Third, G. B. Thompson, Buchanan Fourth, C. H. Williams, Cerro Gordo Sixth. John C. Demar. Davis Seventh. C. O. Holly, Polk: Eighth. Dr. Launder. Clarke Ninth, E. J. Sidney. Adair Tenth, D. A. Mugan, Jefferson Eleventh, Ira Broffel. Dickinson. FOR BRYAN~ANP KERNE. Platform of the Indiana Democratic Convention Unanimously Adopted. Indianapolis, March 26.—When the second days' session of the Indiana democratic convention opened today, the report of the credentials committee in favor of seating the Taggart dele gates from the Seventh district was adopted, and those delegates were giv en seats in the convention. The platform renews allegiance to the principles of the democratic party, and pledges that if the party is re turned to power, the evils that have grown out of republican official short comings will be corrected demands immediate revision of the tariff, that the tariff shall be for revenue only favors the income tax, and postal sav ings banks: demands that the surplus treasury funds be deposited at com petitive rates and fairly distributed thruout the country favors election of senators by direct votes, urges speedy completion of the Panama canal and liberal appropriations for the improve ment of interior waterways opposes the Aldrich and Fowler financial bills: favors emergency currency to be issued and controlled by the government op poses the ship subsidy bill: believes in the conciliation of capital and labor: opposes the indiscriminate use of the power of injunction by federal courts: disapproves the efforts of the president of the United States to dictate the nomination of his successor condemns the last congress for its profligate mony, on the suggestion of ex-Mayor ents and attributes the present finan- session of congress or at a special C. D. Huston of Cedar Rapids. The stringency to the incompetency of session of the -»ixty-first congress, to delegates chosen were R. J. William- republican leaders. Delegates to the be convened immediately after the in son of Grundy R. P. Fitzgerald, of national convention were instructed to Tama John D. Fralev, of Marshall, 'vote for Bryan for president, and John and C. H. Plattenberg, of Benton. Fifth District Chairman Moore, of Jones, presided, and J. VanDerwicken, Grundy, was secretary. The motion to instruct the delegation for Bryan first, last and all the time was then adopted. W. Kerne of Indiana, for vice presi dent. The platform was unanimously adopted. RHODE ISLAND PLATFORM. laration of the Ohio platform in be half of revision of the tariff by a spe cial session of congress, and suggests the reduction of representatives in congress, and the electoral college of every state that disfranchises the ne gro. The delegates-at-large were not In structed on the matter of a presidential candidate. if- B. Reynolds of Mahaska, and Claude W. Meyers of Wapello alternates, D.. W. Bates of Monroe, and J. H. Platte of Poweshiek. the national convention. Jerry Sulli van. of Polk county, was endorsed for delegate-at-large. A fight developed in the Seventh district over the selec tion of district delegates, which result ed in the defeat of Parley Sheldon, of Story county, as one of tlie delegates. Sheldon was offered the position of al ternate delegate but refused to accept it. The alternates chosen are J. W. Brady, of Marion, and N. J. Harris, of Polk." Eighth district delegates are John J. Dunnigan, of Page, and E. J. San key, of Decatur alternates, W. H. Wilson, of Wayne, and W. B. Perkins, of Wayne. waste of the people's money: favors a generous pension policy to surviving wisdom of declaring for an adjustment veterans, their widows and depend- I of the tariff to be made at the next Suggests Reducing Representatives of States Disfranchising the Negro. Providence. R. I.. March t. -The I provisions of the tariff: platform adopted at today's republican! "First—that the protective prineip! state convention highly praises Roose- so prevail in all schedules that Amerl velt's administration, endorses the dee- jean farmers, workmen and producers Deiiiamls"Ailjustiiient"of Sched ules in a Platform That Re sembles Ohio's ami Iowa's ENDORSEMENT FOR JOE CANNON Illinois Stands by Favorito Son for Presidential Nomination Tariff mediate Action is ers Much Ground. Sprlngfield, 111., March 26.—At 10 O. West, chairman of the state central The convention was solidly for Can non for president, and endorsed his candidacy in as strong terms as lan guage permitted. It also upheld the administration of Governor Deneen and commended Ills conduct ill public, affairs. All of the other state officers of the party wero endorsed, as were The Seventh district: caucus elected Senators Cullom and Hopkins. The John E. iWulvanoy of Polk county, and administration of Roosevelt also was J. ]P. 0*M.tiHcy of Oaltits, delegates to highly praised. The tariff plank of tlie platform was the subject of much discussion. Noth ing delinite was done with it until Congressman Bouteil arrived late last night with the latest Washington ideas of tlie best way in which it should be worded. The final draft of the plank did not, however. differ greatly from the original wording. The Tariff Plank. The tariff plank follows: The present tariff law, which was passed at a special session of the fifty lifth congress, convened by President McKinley, and which was signed July 24, 1S97, by that illustrious protection ist, has amply justitled all the prom ises and hopes of Its advocates and New Tariff Profitable. "We believe that the people of the United States will profit by a new tariff but it must be a republican tar iff. a protection tariff. a tar iff which recognizes in all its parts the difference between American and foreign wages, the difference be tween a high scale of living of the American wage earners and the scale of living imposed by insufficient wages upon the foreign workmen. We there fore recommend to our delegates to the republican national convention that they urge upon the convention auguration of the next president March 4, 1009. We believe our tariff should contain a provision for minimum and maximum rates—minimum r::tes givin full protection, maximum rates to invoked for retaliating upon foreign countries that discriminate against American products. We believe the two main ideas should pervade all shall be given first call on the home market secondly, that no Illegal or un just combination, trust or monopoly shall timl encouragement or shelter in any of its provisions. Wants Immediate Action. To the end that an adjustment of the tariff may be accomplished with the greatest possible gain and the |on possible loss, we suggest to our sena- supporters. It has proven most scien- lar announcing that the amount tit ap 11Hcatly adjusted, and therefore the proprlatlon by congress for the irans best tariff that was ever placed on the portation of silver coin for the year statute books. Under its beneficent istOS having became exhausted, "no more standard silver dollars will be sent to applicants free of charge for transportation from the offices of treasurer or assistant treasurers of the tors anil representatives in congrcss Ithut they seek to secure at, once the is.-ane in their respective houses of rt'.soliil ions directing the proper com jmittees to proceed Immediately to col lect preliminary insinuation necessary for revision of the tariff, that when the work Is entered upon till parties in in terest may be heard and a law framed, discussed and passed without delay and without any disturbance to the fi nnncial and industrial interests of the country." influence abundant revenues have llown into the national treasury our do mestic commerce has expanded beyond all expectations the volume of our export trade has constantly Increased until within the past six months it has reached the high water mark the ratio of our manuiaetured exports has steadily advanced: our farmers have No Significant Change in Senator's received the highest prices and our Condition Causing Great Anxiety, mechanics and other workmen the Philadelphia. March 26.—The condi highest wages that have evei been jjon perity than has ever prevailed during ]eyn a like period in any other country. Cost of Products Altered. The broadening of the home market and the increased foreign demand for our products have stimulated competi tion and this competition has brought out manifold new discoveries and in ventions which have materially altered the cost of production both at home and abroad of almost every article of commerce. Long continuance of the benefits conferred by the present tar iff has produced an industrial situa tion that suggests the possibility of securing by a revision of the tariff additional benefits for the. people of, the United States thru a wise contin uance of the policy of protection. It is now apparent that in order to main tain the scientific accuracy of the tar iff and remove the inequalities and prevent injustice, some new schedules must be added to the law, some present rates must be lowered, while some must be repealed altogether. The very success of the present tariff demon strates the wisdom of revising it to conform to the Improved conditions which it has produced. It was generally believed until just before the convention met that the tariff plank would declare for "ad justment/' hut. at the last minute it was stricken out, and revision alono asked. The llrst mention of Cannon's name was in tin- prayer of Kev. Francis, of I Springfield, who Invoked the divine blessing upon him and his career. Me was instantly interrupted by an out hurst of applause which put a ten see onds' halt In the prayer. The platform Plank Strong for Revision and Im- tiien adopted with great en thus- Demanded—Cov- lasm. Fire Causes Adjournment. When word reached the convention hall that the Iceland hotel was on fire an impromptu adjournment Was taken, many delegates leaving the hnll on a dead run. When the convention reas- o'clock today the republican com en- acmijied thi* following were nominated lion, which is to send four delegates as delegates-at-large: Shelby M. Cul and alternates-at-large to the Chicago lom, Albert .T. Hopkins. Charles S. .... ..... 'Deneen, and Fred A. Busse alternates, convention, was called to order by Uoj 1 William Hodson. John It. Marshall. rhar PS committee. George Buckingham, of The convention then adjourned. Danville, the temporary chairman, was made permanent chairman. United States." FEAR FOR PENROSE. 0 paid, and our citizens of ail classes great alarm and there are grave doubts have enjoyed a greater degree ot pros- as tQ AUSRALLTOWX. IOWA. THURSDAY, MARCH l»OS Rekhnrt. and F. H. Smiley, STEVENS IS DEAD Sun Francisco, March 26.—Durham White Stevens, the diplomatist, who was shot by Whan Chang, a young Korean. Monday, died last night fol lowing an operation. His death was due to peritonitis. Tlie operation dis closed the assassin's bullet had per forated the Intestines in six places. Stevens' death will result In a charge of murder being brought against both Chang, who lired the fatal shots, and Chun, his accomplice, who attacked Stevens. Chun, who was wounded by a wild shot from his companion's re volver, is on the road to recovery. APPROPRIATION 18 EXHAUSTED. No More Free Transportation of Stan dard Silver Dollars. Washington, March 26.—Secretary Cortelyou lias issued a general cirou- Senator Penrose is causing j,js recover y, Tlie following bul- Wlis issued by three attending physicians at noon: "No significant change in tlie pa tient's condition, which occasions great anxiety." CONNECTS WITH MANY STATES. Important Telephone Cable Completed Between Omaha and Council Bluffs. Omaha, March 26.—With the com pletion of the seventy-.five wire cable between Omaha and Council Bluffs, the Omaha Independent Telephone Com pany was given connection today with half a million telephones in Iowa, South Dakota, Minnesota, Illinois and Missouri. NIGHT RIDERS AGAIN Burn Kentucky Warehouse and Flames Spread to Residences, Destroying Five Houses and a Saloon. Covington, Ivy., March 26.—The leaf tobacco warehouse of Hamilton & Co. was destroyed by fire early today, entailing a loss of $150,000. The fire is thought to have been of incendiary ori gin. Tive residences and a saloon also were destroyed. TO CONSIDER BOND ISSUE. Union Pacific Road Will Probably Take Over Two Kansas Roads. New York. March 26.—The directors the °f the Union Pacific Railroad Company met here today. At the conclusion of the meeting, it was officially an nounced that the stockholders of the Union Pacific would be called to meet. May 5, to authorize the issue of bonds, the amount not yet determined, to be secured by a mortgage on the com pany's unmortgaged lines, including the Leavenworth, Kansa.s and West t,e ern, and Topeka and Northwestern. The stockholders will be asked to rat ify the taking over of these two roads by the Union Pacific. I PROTEST NEW SENATOR. Burrows Objects to White, of Mary land—Says Election Was Illegal. Washington. March -t.—Senator Burrows today made objection to swearing in Senator Elect Smith of .Maryland, who was chosen to succeed I tlie late Senator Whyte. on the ground that Smith's election had not been in accordance with the form prescribed by the constitution. The motion to spat Smith carried \sith"»ut division. Missino- Iowa Falls Attorney and Forger Stevens Identified as Same Person GRAND JURY HEARS EVIDENCE 'Develops That Weaver's Affairs Prob ably Are in Bad Shape, and That Accounting as Guardian is Wanted— Groat Sympathy for Family—Father Desires Son to Return. Special to Times-Republican. Kldora, Maxell 26.—The Hardin county grand jury, which has been in session here all week, today considered evidence relating to the recent forgery ca.se in this county, the account of which was recently published in the T.-K. While nothing whatever has ibeen obtained from any member of the grand jury, or those connected there with, y«t the fact that certain Eldora, 1 Victim of Korean Attack Succumbs to Wounds Assailants to Be Charged With Murder. Sheriff Walsh by the parties at Per-* desire to quickly separate from ari El- dora friend in Chicago, who acc dent- ally met him, and who at the time: knew nothing of the developments in Hardin county. Coupled with the above, Is the fact at at the previous term of court he that examining records which might help him In making up an abstract, and be sides it has developed since his sud den leaving home that his accounts as guardian, justice of the peace, and at torney, are in very bad shape. Just before leaving he received $700 from a client to be paid here at the court house, which amount was not paid in at all. Oreat sympathy is expressed thru out these parts for the family, and WANTS HIS RING. Spark. FIRE AT AVOCA. ears it was found they would not be needed. A dozen incipient blazes weie started ill the resilience district. I The following were the losses: W. c. Blust, livery stable. $-'.000. I i). Hoogewonltig, opera house block, $7,000 Insurance. $4,(HID. The owner says he will not rebuild. The structure Was erected 111 1S77 by A. W. Coffin. M. Barnes, stationer and jeweler opera house block, Sl.jOO partially In sured. George II Iowa Fulls and Perry parties appeared before the grand jury today, and the evidence which these parties have in their possession being- known, settles Man Suspected of Killing His Father in the mind of all that are conversant Returned to West Union—Had Large with the case that the man 'passing in Perry by the name of Stevens, and who called for the money which had ney at Iowa Falls, and son of Judge jury will roturn an indictment. Mo endeavor Is being made to suppress Crilfith. general merchan dise In opera house block, $6,000 In surance $.'1,000. Charles II Norton, implements light damage. Several residences were also slight ly damaged. Yesterday's tire was the most serious since and 1896, when thirty or more Incendlarv fires occurred. ART FRAZIER PROMOTED. Eldora Man to Be in Charge of Iowa Central Station at Grinnell. Special to Times-Republican. Kldora. .March 2(5.—Mr. Art Frazier. who for several years past has been tlie local agent for the Iowa Central has been promoted to take charge of the station at Grinnell. one of the best stations of the entire road. Willie every business man In Eldora regrets to see Mr. Frazier leave, yet they are glad to see the several years of very faithful work done here so fittingly recognized. The exact date for Mr. Frazier to take up his new duties has not yet been de termined. Mr. and Mrs. Fraaier have made for themselves a large circle of friends here, who will be sorry to see them leave. WHITBECK RETICENT Sum of Money on Hi# Per8on SPet ial to been sent by Mr. Biggs, of Iowa Falls, West Lnion, March 26. Walter to the bank at Perry, is none other! Whltbeck was landed in jail here at 7 than Walter I. Weaver, a young attor- Times-Republican. 0-c|ock asl Weaver, of the supreme court of Iowa. The facts which point toward thej^"y, Minn., who started after him guilt of young Weaver are very posi- (when Sheriff Culver's telegram was re live, and nearly everyone about the ccived court house today is certain that the any of the evidence, for the host of rough country in the Iron range. He friends that Judge Weaver haw in this asked what he was wanted for and county already know that the judge is anxious for his boy to return and face when night. He was taken at town nmnhfkl q[ Rua}| arrestcd to tl,e depot to take a train for tlie told of the murder asked no fur- ther que the facts in the case. tieent and now appears sulky. The The main facts are as follows His onjy Budden departure from Iowa balls on jlen Culver allowed hltn to read a St. February 24, and his continued stay paui paper with the story of the mur away from home the description given stions. He Is ordinarily re- agitation shown was on the train der He doea not deny or expla any thing ry and their Immediate recognition whitbeck had $417 on his person. I later of the three different photo- jg considered significant, as the I graphs of young Weaver as the man fatj,er W who called for the money, giving his money, yet had none when found name as Stevens: the departure of his the' attitude'that the fa^her^s tak^n fining, at 7 o'clock when Miss Elva regarding his son. has won for him Richards became the bride of Mr. Sam warmer friends, who will prove them- jel Judge. The ceremony was per warmer ire formed at the home of the bride's sis selves stauncher than ever for him In the future. county, with Rev. Frank Wheeler of I iiclatlng. About seventy-five guests I were present, all near relatives, and E S Shelley Sues for Possession of the wedding march was played by the bride's niece, Miss Corda Haynes. Burlington, March 26.-E. S. Shelley, three-course supper was afterwards a young man from Ohio, who is en- served by Mesdames Zella. Hall, L. gaged to marry Miss Kratz, of this Smith, Etta Lowry, Misses Corda city thinks Carl Frijz, a young in- Haynes, Opal Hall. Edna Hall, and surance agent has his diamond, ring. Mabel Richards, and Pearl Lovvrj, S bought the ring for Miss Kratz Roll* earson and Rollie Haynes. and paid $300 for it. as an engagement Both are well known young people token. He brought it here, tried It on of Tama county and the groom is a the voung woman's finger and an it did so" of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Judge, old not fit put it in his pocket to have the residents of Tamal county, and the neecssary alterations made. ^ide since she was six years old has He dropped it somewhere between lived with Mrs. Margaret Haynes. Washington and Columbia streets, on They will make their hom«j In In Seventh while coming from church dlan village where the young man now with Miss Kratz. A thorough search failed to find the ring and he had al most given it up. when a Mr. and Mrs. Bremner said they saw a young man pick up something at the point near where the ring was lost. They identi fied Fritz as the man. He denied hav- tng it and Shelley now proposes, to find out what redress he has In court. Several Business Firms Burned Out— Loss $20,000. Avoca, March 26.—A serious fire oc curred here late yesterday afternoon and for a time it was feared, owing! a dose of morphine accidentally ad to the high wind, that the entire bus- ministered. The child's mother is seri iness section would S'- The total loss dow into the upper floor of the opera house adjoining. The entire upper por as in the habit of carrying dea(J Wa ter Wh wife this week from Iowa Falls, who brother John's financial condition has been traced as far as Omaha, his jQeg nQt a ltbeck's story as to gree ]th the mother's story, wh0 accoun ted for the possession of money the day after bv saving the murder waiter left John's money th Jofm tplegraphed for the .. money to come home on from Helena, Coroner Cole arrived at 11 o'clock the inquest was resumed this aft. ernoon. Only two witnesses were ex amined. Another arrest Is likely at any moment. PRETTY TOLEDO WEDDING. Miss Elva Richards Becomes Bride of Mr. Samuel Judge. Special to Times-Republican. Toledo, March 26.—A very pretty home wedding was solemnized last Mrg Margaret| Haynes of Tama resides on a farm. A MORPHINE KILLS BABE Dubuque Child Poisoned by Drinking Milk From Glass Containing Pills —Medical Aid of No Avail. Special to Times-Republican. Dubuque, March 26.—Dorothy, the one-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Frith, is dead as a result of ousIv jjj vvith will aggregate about $20,000. The fire started in the livery stable ^ian who called on the mother left, of W. C. Blust from a spark from an some morphine tablets to ease her engine switching near by. A burning pain. They were placed in a glass ember was blown thru an open win- turnt,ier but later were taken out Calls for help were made on Conn- Governor Guild Some Better. cil Bluffs, Omaha and other nearby Uoston. Jla.rch 2G.—According to the towns. The departments of Atlantic physicians' bulletin at 10 o'clock this and Harlan responded In record break- morning. Governor Guild had rather ing time and rendered valuable assist- a restless night, but has, shown some ance. hut before the engines at Omaha improvement the past twenty-four and Council Bluffs could be nadid on hours. ,, i" t. 2t J" appendicitis and a phy- with the exception of one or two tion of the building was soon burned which seem to have stuck to the bot away and two firms located on the torn of the tumbler. Later the little first floor suffered heavy damage from one asked for a drink of milk and this water. The fire was also communicated tumbler was used and the child got to the implement house of Charles H. the poison. Tho physicians worked Norton, across the street, which was with her for hours she died. on tire several times. T.-R. BULLE.TIN. The Weather. Sun rises March -7 at hets at 6:26. Iowa—C ally fair tonight and Friday tonight. lllinol: ireatening and much cold er loni/ Fslday fair and colder in the soi 4" st. I Souf Jakota—Partly*' cloudy to nighf^F bably snovf Friday. Ml* i—Partly cloudy and much cold' aiglit Friday fair. PAGE ONE. Telefe- iphic News: Iowa Democrats Strong for Bryan. Several Contests In Caucuses. Illinois Republicans Strong for Re vision. Cannon Endorsed for President Walter I. Weaver Kaces Indictment. Springfield Hotel Destroyed by Fire. Delegates Lost Baggage. 3:.iL Whitbeck Reticent Night Riders Again Active. Stevens' Wounds Fatal. a PAGES TWO AND THREE. Iowa Newa: Iowa's Kate Law Sife Porter Addresses Democrats. Kditor Sniff Ai quitted Youth an Embezzle! Bridegroom Alisslng Methodist Conferenie Affaira. PAGE FOUR. Editorial: Time for Revision. A Slight Difference. The Bars Are Up Topics and Iowa Opinion. /i. Farmer's Column. PAGE FIVE. County News: Towns Hold Election Monday. Contests in Some Places PAGES SIX AND 8EVEN. City News: Attempts to Stop Team, la Killed. Old Soldier Meets Sudden Death. F. M. Miller Found Guilty. Jury Convicts Chiropractor. Logsdon's Condition Critical. U. F. Templeman Dies In Cedar Rap- Ids. whltbeck was going City in Brief PAGE EIGHT. Markets and General: Cattle Steady. Hogs 10 to 15 Cents Higher. Strength in Wheat. Corn Market Eases Off. Minnesota May Enact New Law. TO MEET IN DES MOINES. Annual Program for Iowa Electrical Association Made Public. Special to Timea-R* pnhllcan. Iowa Falls, March 26.—W. N. Reis er, secretary of the Iowa Electrical as sociation, has issued the program for the annual meeting of the association, which will be held the 22nd and 23rd of April. I The program Is as follows: "Incandescent Lamp Development" !—F. W. Wilcox. "Tactful Relations With Customers" —J. W. Ferguson. "Heating Apparatus"—E. I* Calla han. "Economical Operation of a 200 K. W. Station"—Austin Burt. "Grounding Secondaries" —Thomas Sloss. "Motor Characteristics"—Prof. A. H. Ford. Short talks on new business meth ods—L. D. Mathes, J. F. Porter, C. O. Ingersoll and E. L. Kirk. Short talks on best ways to meet gas and gasoline competition—Gus Lundgren, O. K. Cole and M. A. Har rison. "The Freight Question"—E. G. Wy lle. The annual meeting this year will be held at Des Moines, the headquarters being at the Savery Hotel, where the supply houses of the west and manu facturers of electrical apparatus will have displays and exhibitions of their products. The meeting this year prom ises to be the largest In the history of the association. Mr. Judge Held for Alleged Crime. Des Moines, March 26.—On an Indict ment charging him with obtaining property by false pretenses, J. E. Judge, a well known restauranteur at Ames, has been arrested by Deputy Sheriff M. W. Robinson, brought to Des Moines and released on bonds of $2,500. The indictment charges Judge with having deceived A. H. Shuman of W&t ertown, S. D. Judge and Shuman met in Des Moines and here Judge agreed to trade his restaurant at Ames to Shuman for the latter^ 200-acre farm near Watertown. Judge represented the restaurant as paying from $25 to $30 per day. Afterwards Shuman found, he said, that it paid $18' per week. Shuman also claims that the deal was to include the fixtures and certain tools which did not belong to Judge at all, but had been rented. Judge's brother went his bonds Ex-Slave Burns to Death. Leon, March 26.—Ben Johnson, an aged negro and an ex-sla\*e. was burned to death In his home Tuesday before he could be rescued by neigh bors. Johnson lived alone in his cot tage and it caught fire while he was asleep. When the fire was discovered, tlie house had been destroyed and Johnson was dead. He had lived In Leon for many years. Wetzel Trial Postponed. Mason City, March 26.—The case of the state of Iowa vs. Lewis Wetzel held under $600 bonds for seduction has been postponed until April 7 in Justice Kimball's court. The preliminary hearing was held Tuesday. Wetzel is employed by ihe Milwaukee as a fireman Nevada Banker Indicted. :. Goldtield. Nev., March 26—-The coun ty grand jury, as a result of its inves tigation into th»* affairs of the State Bank and Trust Company, yesterday found two indictments against Pres ident Rickey, charging embezzlement. PARTISANSHIP IN NEWS Has no place in a good newspaper-* Remember that the T.-R.'s foreoast of the convention roll call in 1906 tallied within one veto of the see* "retary's record when the votes were counted in convention. N E 7 4 I Leland Hotel, Springfield, 111. I Sheltering Republican State Delegates, Burns GUEdfS FIGHT WITH POLICEMEN Many Seemed Determined to 8av# Their Baggage at the ExpanM «t Their Lives—Building Entirely Wood Construction and Burrad Lik* Tinder—Origin of Flamea Unknown* Spiingiflelu, 111., March 26.—fire to* day practically destroyed the Leland hotel. The flames originated from some unknown .cause, in the uppttr portion of the northwest corner of the' building, and driven by a heavy wind,' toon spread thruout the top story, and iburned thru the roof. The flames grad-1 ually ate their way downward. Th® it-publican state convention is in ses slon at the armory, and all of the del egates were there. Most of them, however, lost ail their baggage, but so-' far as known, no lives were lost. All the attendants were able to make their escape. Many guests acted like madt men. being determined to save their valises* at the expense of their Uvea. They fought with policemen at thes doors, who endeavored to keep them from entering the building. The build ing was old, entirely of wood construc tion, and made splendid food for the fire. Sightseers in Dagger. At 12:30 all the cornice work on the front of the hotel came down with a-r crash, narrowly missing several sight seers. Inside the hotel, despite the steady progress of the flames, many delegates were acting like crazed horses. Nothing would stop them, and the police finally gave up the physical effort, and confined themselves to1 warnings, and threats of arrest, which had about as much effect on the guests as they had on the fire itself. Total Damage $70,000. The Arm of the Springfield Journal, which adjoins the hotel, by 12:15 had abandoned their plant, so far as the moving of more valuable portable mt-i chlnery was concerned, and moved what they could carry, Into the street. By 1 o'clock the Are was practically under control, altho the flames. were.: still burning strongly in the center of the fourth story. The damage by lire v. comprised the burning of the entire^ roof and as low as the fourth floor in front, and down to the third floor In the rear of the hotel. The loss by water is heavy. The total damage is about' $70,000. FOUND DEAD IN CAB. James Kane Probable Victim of Chi cago Policeman's Bullet. Chicago, March 26.—James Kane was found dead in a cab/early today with a bullet thru his head. It is (be lieved that he met his deafta from wounds inflicted by a policeman who tried to arrest him after he and two, companions had beaten the cabman, stolen his cab and held up and robbed two pedestrians, In the course Of wild dash thru the streets. INNOCENT MAN IN PEN. Negro Recently Released Says John Collins' Son Didn't Murder Collins. Emporia, Kas., March 26.—Lewis T. Archer, a negro recently released from the penitentiary after serving a sen tence for assault, today made a writ ten statement on the famous John Col lins murder trial, In which he allege* that the offer was made to him. to gether with two other negroes, to kill Collins' father. He. asserts that John Collins, who Is now serving a life sen tence for the murder of his father, is guiltless, and an effort will be made to secure pardon for Collins. 8ALMON PACK TO BE SHORT. Canneries on Puget Sound Will Be Re duced to Nine. Seattle, March 26.—Only nine of the salmon canneries of the Sound will be operated this season and the Chines* labor contracts are being let on a basis of less than half of the packs of an av erage season. According to present estimates, the. total pack of salmon, Including the fall fish, will not exceed 250.000 easea. A great many of the smaller paqkers will not attempt to operate but will simply fish and sell the catch te tb*.: canneries that are in better shape to operate in the short season. MINERS WANT LEGISLATION. Iowa Delegation in House Requested to Pass Pending Bill. Special lr Times-Republican Des Moines, March 26.—The mlneiV state convention this morning adopted a resolution asking the Iowa delega* tion in congress to pass a bill creating a commission to Investigate mine dis asters. The senate lias passed the bill, which carries an appropriation of $19.~.000. and the Iowa congressman are urged to do likewise. ....... Dubuque Fans Celebrate^ Special :o rifiies-Fienubltcan Dubuque, March 26.—Twenty thoua and base ball fans last night celebrated:. the bringing of the Three-I presidency to Dubuque by a monster torahllgtit procession and speaking In the President Loftus was present ai a short address.