GREAT NEWS EVENTS/ -'U
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*
.Democratic Convention With a
Single Purpose Marked By
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
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
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
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
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
The eleventh hour predictions for
delegates-at-large are Sullivan, Carr,
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,
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
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
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
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
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
The delegates-at-large were not In
structed on the matter of a presidential
Reynolds of Mahaska, and Claude W.
Meyers of Wapello alternates, D.. W.
Bates of Monroe, and J. H. Platte of
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
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,
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
ules in a Platform That Re
sembles Ohio's ami Iowa's
ENDORSEMENT FOR JOE CANNON
by Favorito Son for
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
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
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-
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
William Hodson. John It. Marshall.
committee. George Buckingham, of The convention then adjourned.
Danville, the temporary chairman, was
made permanent chairman.
FEAR FOR PENROSE.
paid, and our citizens of ail classes great alarm and there are grave doubts
have enjoyed a greater degree ot pros-
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
y, Tlie following bul-
issued by three attending
physicians at noon:
"No significant change in tlie pa
tient's condition, which occasions great
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
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
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 motion to spat Smith carried
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,
Victim of Korean Attack Succumbs to
Wounds Assailants to Be Charged
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
Coupled with the above, Is the fact
at at the previous term of court he
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
Oreat sympathy is expressed thru
out these parts for the family, and
WANTS HIS RING.
FIRE AT AVOCA.
ears it was found they would not be
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
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
Norton, implements light
Several residences were also slight
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
Sum of Money on Hi# Per8on
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-
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
night. He was taken at
town nmnhfkl q[ Rua}|
depot to take a train for tlie
told of the murder asked no fur-
the facts in the case. tieent and now appears sulky. The
The main facts are as follows His
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
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
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,
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
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—
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
ltbeck's story as to
gree ]th the mother's story,
ted for the possession of
money the day after
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
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.
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.
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.
Sun rises March -7 at hets at
Iowa—C ally fair tonight and
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.
Telefe- iphic News:
Iowa Democrats Strong for Bryan.
Several Contests In Caucuses.
Illinois Republicans Strong for Re
Cannon Endorsed for President
Walter I. Weaver Kaces Indictment.
Springfield Hotel Destroyed by Fire.
Delegates Lost Baggage. 3:.iL
Night Riders Again Active.
Stevens' Wounds Fatal. a
PAGES TWO AND THREE.
Iowa's Kate Law Sife
Porter Addresses Democrats.
Kditor Sniff Ai quitted
Youth an Embezzle!
Methodist Conferenie Affaira.
Time for Revision.
A Slight Difference.
The Bars Are Up
Topics and Iowa Opinion. /i.
Towns Hold Election Monday.
Contests in Some Places
PAGES SIX AND 8EVEN.
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-
whltbeck was going
City in Brief
Markets and General:
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
I The program Is as follows:
"Incandescent Lamp Development"
!—F. W. Wilcox.
"Tactful Relations With Customers"
—J. W. Ferguson.
"Heating Apparatus"—E. I* Calla
"Economical Operation of a 200 K.
W. Station"—Austin Burt.
"Grounding Secondaries" —Thomas
"Motor Characteristics"—Prof. A. H.
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
"The Freight Question"—E. G. Wy
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
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
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
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.
Sheltering Republican State
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
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
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'
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
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.
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