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is*. r.. &3 |g" Have been reported first in tne Times-Republican, notably the ter rible theater disaster in Chicago, McKinley's assassination. San Francisco earthquake and the hor rible school fire in Cleveland. VOLUME THIRTY-FOUR. Chilapa, With 15,000 Iuhab itants, Wrecked and Ruins Are Burning pi LOSS OF Mexico City, March 27—The town oi Chilapa, state of Guerrero, was com pletely destroyed by an earthquake last night. Following the shock, the ruins took tire, and the whole city is burn ing. The populace is terror stricken. It is not known even approximately, how many lives were lost. Chilapa was a city of 15,000 inhabitants. Two Shocks in Mexico City. Mexico City, March 27.—Mexico City was visited by two severe earthquake property loss resulted in due, accord- ing to the scientists, to the fact the city rests on the spongy bed of an old lake. The town of Chilapa lies about 115 miles south of Mexico City. It was the seat of the bishop, and several import ant manufactories were located there. DUKE IS NONCOMMITTED. Abruzzi Refuses to Discuss Reported Engagement to Miss Elkins. Liverpool, March 27.—"There is ab solutely nothing I can say regarding my reported engagement to Miss Katli erine Elkins," said Duke Abrufzzi, when esked for a statement today regarding the many rumors in circulation since his departure from the United States. The duke arrived here this morning from New York, on the steamer Lusi tania. He intimated that any an- German Cruiser Conveys Seventy-five From French and German Legations. Port Au Prince, Haiti, March 27.— The German cruiser Bremen left here today for Kingston, Jamaica, carrying seventy-five revolutionary refugees, who had taken asylum at the French and German legations. The United States gunboat Paducah arrived here this morning. FAVORS AMERICAN MEATS. To Enter Holland at Reduction of Present Import Duties. The Hague, March 27.—The second chamber of the Netherlands parliament today approved the convention with the United States, under which Ameri W-' can meats are to enter Holland at a 'reduction of the present import du f-\ ties. GRAIN HEARING ORDERED. !§§*,) Advocates of McCumber Inspection Bill to Be Heard April 2. Washington, March 27.—Senator Hansbrough yesterday announced that advocates of the McCumber grain in i.pection bill will be given a hearing ifi", before the senate committee on agri culture Thursday, April 2. *L, -TO CONSIDER BOND ISSUE. IJf 'iPf0*-4. SftpAr:Union Pacific Road Will Probably fe5 Take Over Two Kansas Roads. Xew York, March 26.—The directors of the Union Pacific Railroad Company mot here today. At the conclusion of th» meeting. It was officially an nounced that the stockholders of the 1 LIFE UNKNOWN Populace Terror Stricken No Ac counting Made of Fatalities or of Injured—Mexico City Feels Two Se- vere Shocks—Walls Cracked and Clocks in City Stopped. shocks yesterday afternoon. The iirst be emulated," he added. "The people shock occurred at 4:30 o'clock p. m., lasting four minutes and twenty-eight seconds. A second and much more se vere earthquake shock occurred at 9:17 o'clock last night. Walls were cracked and clocks all and spending we must learn to spend, over the city were stopped. The theater crowds rushed to the streets. The peo-• pie are considerably alarmed. No great damage has yet been reported, tho a number of walls have fallen. For a short time telegraphic communication was interrupted. The first shock was similar to that felt- a year ago, the oscillations being of a long, swaying yarietj. At the na- the entire distance of the dial. That Union Pacific would lie called to meet. May o. to authorize tin- issue ot bonds, iho amount not vol determined, to bo scoured bv mortgage on the coni pany's unmoitgaged 11 tios. inoludtng tho Leavenworth. Kansas ..mil West ern. and Topcka 1 riit Xo "thwestoru. Tlii' stockholders will bo asUod to rat ify tho taking ovor of those two roads bv tho I'nion Pacific. NO SHUT DOWN APRIL 1. Of Illinois Mine District No. 12. Pend ing Schedule Setlement. Danville. 111.. March 27.—An author itative statement was issued from here today to tho effect that thero will be no shut down April 1 of the- mines of Illinois district Xo. 12, employing near ly 3.000 men, pending' a settlement of the question of a wage schedule for the next two years. The operators and miners will get together on a sched ule by that time. DANGER IN SAVING Professor Zueblin, of Chicago Univer sity, in Addressing League for Po litical Education, Advocates Corre lating Saving and Spending as the Ideal Method. an( ur Weather Bureau Records Shocks. Washington, March 27.—Two great ^riWr" earthquakes were recorded at the '.nouncement must come from another} proposing the state department for the source. THIRD CHARGE FILED. Farmers' Deposit National Bank Offi cials, of Pittsburg, in Jail. Pittsburg, March 27.—A third charge against Henry Rieber, paying teller, and John Young, auditor of the Farm ers' Deposit National Bank, was made shortly after noon today by Bank Ex aminer Folds. The former employes, who are in jail, are charged with mis applying funds of the bank amount ing to $1,105,000. According to a per sistent rumor, informations against many business men in this city and other cities are to be filed within a short time. REFUGEES TO KINGSTON. & jtan conscience, but for public dis- ac }vantage- if a jj the people put their money away, investments would be of no account. "Thrift may lead to niggardliness, and there is constant danger. "It oats into character. Even beginning with saving for the family. It' ends in ne glecting tho family, to save. We must save something, but it is a constant most- weather bureau last evening. Th^fiist pr0fess0p Zueblin suggested collective ehock was much greater than the sec ond, and began with great distinct ness at 6:09:22 p. m. The distance •from Washington was about 2 400 miles. $ I S satisfactory method, saving in building associations, and in insurance and fraternal organisations. ILLEGAL BANKING New York Reports Crookedness in Handling Savings of Immigrants Who Come to These Shores. Albany. N*. Y., March 27.—Informa tion concerning immigration into this state for- the past few years has been given out from the state department of agriculture in connection with the bill introduced in the assembly yesterday, collection of such information, both Industrial and agricultural, a.s would be of benefit to the immigrant. Ac cording to the statement, immigrants to the number of 1,076,463 took up their residence in Xew York state for time being at least, during the past three years. A large portion of these immigrants came here from southern Europe, where illiteracy is prevalent. It is claimed that during 1907 thoy sent to their native homes savings es timated at $300,000,000, which, had they boon informed of conditions in this country, would have remained and been invested here. Thru this traffic, the statement says, about 2,000 illegal banks are being operated in Greater New York, a large proportion ol" them in direct violation of tlie state bank ing laws. "These banks stimulate such trans actions of money thru false pretenses, largely," continues the statement. "They are not subject to any national or state regulations." returning to this country penniless, to become public charges. LIBEL IN M'CLURE'S One of Ray Stannard Baker's Arti cles Causes Verdict for Damages Against Magazine Publishers. New York. March 27.—Emmanuel L. Phillip, president of the Union Re frigerator Transit Company, of Mil waukee. was awarded damages of $15, 000 by a jury in the United Slates court today, in his suit against the Mc Clure Publishing Company. The suit Ray Stannard Baker and published in McClure's magazine, in which it vas charged that the Phillips company had received unlawful commissions.. 1 New York, March 27.—"Saving is more dangerous than spending." Pro fessor Charles Zueblin of the Univer sity of Chicago, told the League for „, an administration bill, and the judici Politieai Education yesterday. "The French peasant who can live decently on nothing a year, and Markham's Man With the Hoe,' are not individuals to who are going to retire from business when thoy have $100,000, or a million, can't do it. If they have waited till then to spend their money, they don't know how. We must correlate saving educate ourselves a.s we go along, The vvorkman wh0 vvorks six day8 a week, does not know how to enjoy himself. A half holiday each week is educating workmen to a higher stand ard of living. Thrift leads often to a life that is not admirable. Conditions ear nla( tional observatory it was stated that hey also created qualities which the needle of the seismograph traveled were a no ip iy dwellers in Xew England je splendid qualities of Puritanism, menace to society and the was based upon alleged libelous state- to blow open the safe of the. ments in a series of articles written by Farmers' Bank at Springtown, near here, the head of one of the robbers was blown from his shoulders by a Movement Started in the House oi Representatives to Turn Cannon Out BLOCKS IMPORTANT MEASURES Action in Referring Administration Bills Stirs Members to Action That May Result in Defeat of Cannon as Speaker Hepburn in Favor Among Opposition. (Special Washington Correspondence-.) Washington, March 27.—A tight which contains serious possibility of tho defeat of Cannon for speaker of transfer t'roi the next congress is brewing. Cannon I lin embassy iry committee is absolutely certain tj pigeonhole and smother it. Hepburn and his committee are mad clear thru. Hepburn called on the president, discussed the matter and uf- to kill the bill. Later in the day it was learned that members of the inter state commerce committee are round ing up the house and polling it with reference to a resolution to change the reference. A member of the committee said: "I believe the resolution will be brought in and that it will carry. We have a groat number of pledges of sup port. The judiciary committee has a lot of big questions before it now— anti-injunction, employers' liability. Appalachian forest reserve and the Littletleid liquor bill, and has done nothing with any of them. It would get this bill only with the sure result of killing it." It was fully expected and intended the bill should go to the interstate commerce committee. Indignation is high and the president is known to I sympathize with the insurgents and it is freely predicted that if the speaker should be turned down by the house in a matter of such importance, it would mark the end of his career, and that a new man would be elected speaker of the next congress. The suggestion of. ROBBERS PIGHT POLICE. Policeman Injured and One Bandit is Captured at Urbana, III. Champaign, 111., March 27.—Urbana policemen last night engaged in a •fight with two men supposed to be tile Chrisman bank robbers, and the men who held up the water works office at Danville. Hearing that suspects were on the Interurban train, the offi cers, headed by Chief of Police Mc Kinney, boarded a car to intercept them and in the figlit which followed. Officer Beckett was pulled from the car and seriously hurt. The robber es caped. McKinney, however, captured his man. after a desperate hand-to hand fight. WRECK KILLS TWO. Five others Hurt, One Fatally, in Dis- aster Near Belvidere", N. Y, Rochester. N. Y.. March 27.—Two men wore killed, one was fatally in jured and four wore slightly injured in the wreck of Erie train No. 13, known as the Wells-Fargo express, at Belvidere. near Hornell, this morning. Train No. 13 was made up of an en gine and seven express cars.- It car ried no passengers. According to re ports. the train collided with an extra freight train, the result of an error on the part of the train dispatcher. NEGRO MEETING SUPPRESSED. Fear of Trouble in Alabama Causes Sheriff to Withdraw Permit. Montgomery, Ala., March 27. Be cause of the inflammatory matter in a local negro paper, Sheriff Hood today 1 It is claimed in the statement that I withdrew permission for a meeting of 5o,000 former immigrants were in- negroes in the court house tonight, at duced to emigrate from this country W during the last few months, carrying attitude of tho administration at with them sums variously estimated at Washington on tho race question. The from 5150.000.000 to $250,000,000. It is meeting had been called by Bishop Al contended that many of them are now tork and a number of others in what hjch a protest was to be made on the had been tnk^n to be movement in this state. an anti-Taft POSTOFFICE ROBBERS ESCAPE. Follow Up Marshall, III., Crime With Similar One at Westfield. Danville, 111., March 27.—Robbers en tered the postoffice at Westfield. III., last night and blew the safe, and ob tained $150. They escaped before posse could surround them. It is re ported that tho same men robbed the postoffice at Marshall, 111. The West 11 cId postoffice is badly wrecked. ROBBER BLOWS OFF OWN HEAD. Premature Explosion of Dynamite Saves Bank at Springtown, Ark. Gfiitrv, Ark., March 27.—In a futile premature explosion of dynamite. The body of the dead robber was found in the bank near the safe. In his pocket 1 #ii?#llRlSl8§i was a map showing Gentry. Spring town and Sulphur Springs marked with a cross. Hanks at the two latter places have been robbed lately, and tile police are led to tho belief that.) the same gang attempted to rob the Farmers' Hank. The identity of the dead robber is not known. FUNERAL IN TWO COUNTRIES. Stevens Services in Japan Simultane ously With Obsequies in America. Tokio. .March 27.—Tho foreign office is arranging the program for the fun eral services for Durham W. Stevens, in this city, simultaneously with the •ibsequies in America. There will in dotibtedly bo a larger attendance than at any former funeral in Japan. AMOUNTS TO DENIAL Every Reason Why the Dr. Hill Mat ter Should Be Handled in an Unoffi cial Manner— Government Pride Is Touchy. 4 terward issued an interview roasting formal and declaration that a the judiciary committee and intimat- foreign diplui representative was ing that the reference .was designated objectionable, woiud be certain to hurt the pride of his own government and arouse the bitter animosity of his own Washington. March 27.—The state ment issued from the foreign office at Berlin in relation to the case of Dr. Hill, whom it had been proposed to referred to the committee on judiciary I must of course be accepted by our out affair, for the amount of business the bill for a revision of the anti-trusts government on its face as amounting accomplished, would be hard to imag laws, introduced by Hepburn. It was to a denial of the report that Hill was personally objectionable to the Ger- UIUUO^ HIV UKIVI (UlllllViIU,) V1 ilt» VIMI From Burning Home in New York— Narrowly Escaped With Her Own Life. Xew York, .March 27.—Two trips by brave woman into a burning flat house in the borough of Park, Ivt night, resulted in the rescue of five children, who, unconscious of their danger, were playing happily in a room as yet untouched by the flames. a reSL'uer was a Hepburn for that place has been rife Raymond, who was passing the house in case he leads the fight on Cannon. He has long been an insurgent against the Reed-Henderson-Cannon rules. A RSHALLTOWX. IOWA, FRIDAY, MAKCH 27 1908 man emperor, as already indicated in able to report until 6:10. and thoy three dispatches. There is every rea- were not read until many of the dele son why a matter of this kind should gales had left the convention hall, and the galleries had been emptied. be handled in an unofficial manner, it being perfectly apparent to any ex perienced ilij ®st that to make a people against the objectors. There- *ept the defy of the river ega fore, the records show that only In very rare instances, in recent years, have rulers made their objections to ambassadors or ministers in such form that they coukl be spread upon the records as official. WOMAN SAVES FIVE Rescues Children Unknown to Hep stranger, .vlrs. Lilla when the fire started. She rang in an alarm and then ran back to the house. Slie burst in the front door, dashed upstairs, finding Mrs. Joseph Lock, whom she led thru the smoke to the street. Mrs. Raymond ran back into the house, up to the second floor, car ried two of Mrs. Lock's little ones, the older boy following her, then repeated the trip for two little playmates of the Lock children, who were with them when the fire broke out. The last two were half suffocated when she reached them. The dress of the younger was ablaze. Tearing it off, Mrs. Raymond got both children in her arms and made for the stairway again. This time it was entirely ablaze, but she dashed down and reached the street just as the stairway fell. Her face and hands were badly burned, but she refused medical attendance and went home. MINERS THREATEN Serious Trouble Expected When the Troops From Ft. Seward, Haines, Alaska, Land on Douglass Island, Where Strike is in Progress. Seattle, Wash.. -March 27.—Troops have been ordered from Fort Seward, at Haines. Alaska, to preserve order at the Treadweii mines, on Douglass Is land, where S00 minors have gone out serious trouble is anticipated. The min- lani More Hopeful! in hopeful of the senator's recovery. vama. Governor Guild Improving. Px'on. March 27.—Tiiere has Icon a further improvement 1n Governor delegate Guild's condition during the past twen -four hours. 1II IE Surprise Announcement Made at Democratic Convention Con cerning Candidates WEAVER DEFIES RIVER COUNTIES Horse nnd Will Enter Primaries fori Ambiguous. ,. Special to Times-Republican. Cedar Haplds, March 27.—Jn many respects tho democratic state conven- The Hague to the Ber- lion here yesterday was a disappoint being entirely official, ment. A more tiresome or long-drawn- ine. After wrestling with the resolu tions all day the committee was un Weaver Springs a Surprise. and saloon sympathizers, as held out to him in the convention, and would be a candidate for governor before the primaries. The Weaver men claim that Claude R. Porter, who has been considered as a probable candidate, had withdrawn in his, Weaver's favor, find that Porter would instead be a candi date for the nomination as senator. This will complicate the situation in the state campaign, for it is generally understood that John D. Dennison, of Dubuque, is going to be a candidate for governor, and "Jerry" Sullivan for senator. Weaver's Statement. General Weaver gave out the follow ing interview concerning his position: "The Hon. Claude R. Porter stated to me this evening that be would not enter the June democratic primary as a candidate for governor, as had hoped he would do. This being the case, at tho solicitation of my friends, I have concluded to enter the pri maries myself for said office." General Weaver was asked: "Will not your candidacy raise the prohibi tion question at once thruout the state?" He replied: "Not necessarily. It is not necessary, nor do I favor say- the party should take the high moral ground." Platform is Lengthy. That there was not much interest manifested in the Rinehart resolutions wa* evidenced by the fact that so many left. C. O. Holly, chairman of the committee, read the long-winded doc ument, and some good Iowa democrats made this comment when he had con cluded: "They couldn't .have said less if they had tried." Another re marked that they could have said as much In one-third the space, and a third said they were so long he could not make Tiead nor tail out of them. Really the resolutions were a disap pointment to many, and from a stand point of rhetoric they were a dismal failure. One clause was stricken out in its entirety, after Chairman Denni son declared it to be poorly worded, altlio he excused it on the ground of being "hurriedly written." Tf there was anything hurried about the reso lutions. a casual glance failed to dis close it. Disappointment to Press. From the standpoint of the press the convention was a failure. Little or no "good stuff" developed. Aside from the show of their hand in the morn ing, when the radicals sat down so hard on Chairman Miller, surprises or features were lacking. Altho the cau on a strike. The troops are due to cus of the Third district the preceding and market the crops of real things in arrive at Treadweii this morning, and night was supposed to be closed, it which honest men dealj_ we_toyor_the ric a 1 PEV. C. N. SIMS DEAD. able to have the resolution buried, and means renewed danger to popular lib never saw the light of the caucus. Former Chancellor of Syracuse Uni- General Weaver Turned Down. sity, Syracuse, N. Y. Altho it was no surprise, the most we declare that an Svracuse N. Y„ March 27.—Rev. Dr. sensational thing of the afternoon, if should be chosen that will put them a! Charles N. Sims, former chancellor of sensational it could be termed, was the- into effect, not under the whip and Delaware Fourth. Gordo: Sixth, Gen. _______ Craig 370. Carr 161, and Genung 75. 1 Senator—Dennison and Sullivan May counties was again necessary to elect tho fourth member on the delegation. Tho delegates were getting tired, alter nates were yet to be chosen, and the platform was yet to be read. A total of 1,163 votes was cast on the second ballot, three counties failing to re spond. Duncombe was elected, with 616. 58S being necessary to a choice. Weav er was again turned down, altho he ran second, with 442. Whiting withdrew, and Craig and Carr received only scat tering votes. Oppose Them—Platform Lengthy and ing anything whatever upon that ques- publican party with responsibility for tion in eithc?r the state or national trust evils favors arbitration of la platform. .but: if anything is to be said bor disputes, and an eight-hour work- leaked out that Miller did really want Issue and control, by the general gov to be a district delegate. He was re- eminent only, of emergency currency e'rs have threatened to blow up the fUsed even this honor, and was liter- in times of financial stress and strain, works if the troops are landed on the all "kicked out." Of course, to the pub- to be loaned upon adequate security he respectfully declined the honor without discrimination, at such rate of before the Third district open caucus, interest as will insure its retirement SENATOR PENROSE PAST CRISIS The Bryan men were in such complete when the necessity for its issuance has control of this caucus that they were passed. We condemn the attempt of Physicians and Relatives Today of Recovery striction. They had a resolution en- pass the Aldnch bill or -the Fowler bill Philadelphia, March 27.—Senator Alternates Exceed Delegates. Nominations were then received for alternates-at-largo, as follows Craig, of Ijoei M. V. Gannon. Scott A. R. McCook. Butler: Weaver, of Jasper J. E. Stanton, Marshall S. P. Wads worth, Pottawattamie: E. M. Carr. Delaware. Whiting, of Monona, was nominated, but withdrew, and Weaver also announced his withdrawal. It was so tiresome, and so many becomin_ Late last, night General Weaver di3 were leaving, that it was decided to spring a surprise. It was not in or of make the entire, sextette delegates, with a proportionate vote. the convention, 'but a direct result. Weaver announced that Jie would ac- Only Handful Hears Resolutions. Only a mere handful of the original audience heard Holly wade thru the resolutions. The more radical utter ances against "republican misrule" were greeted with the usual applause. An attempt at a "guaranteeing bank deposits" plank, which met with the disapproval of at least the permanent chairman, who declared it to hurt the resolutions, was cut out, and the com mittee was instructed to "rewrite." This was apparently not taken seri ously, either by the convention or the committee. The convention adopted the resolutions without the rewritten plank. The paragraph that was strick en out read as follows: "We believe that the restoration of confidence will do more to put money into circulation than any currency leg islation that can possibly be enacted: therefore, we favor the enactment of a law evolving some scheme absolute ly guaranteeing bank deposits." s'» Platform as Adopted. The resolutions adopted rejoice in tho moral awakening of the people declare for state's rights in legislation for tho sams laws for foreign as for home corporations rejoices in the enactment of cheaper railroad fares and the anti-pass law favors election of United States senators by direct vote of the people charges the re- ing day favors an income tax, im provement of waterways an interna tional arbitration. The planks on tariff reform and endorsement of Bryan follow: "We condemn the deceit and duplic ity of republican platform promises for tariff reform, that, like the will-o' the-wisp, is always just beyond reach, promising revision that has been de fined by an Iowa republican platform to mean a lowering of schedules that are too high and a raising of sched ules that are too low and the deter mination by friends of the tariff leaves the beneficiaries of high schedules the sole judges of whether or not they are too high or whether they are too low. For many years the promise has been made that the tariff would be revised after election. Since then sev eral elections have occurred, and the republican party yet points to some election in the future as the time for this will-o'-the-wisp to submit to cap ture. "The present financial stringency, occurring after twelve years of abso lute republican supremacy, shows the incompetency or unwillingness of the leaders of the republican party to af ford the people any relief further than to loan to the gamblers of Wall street the money of the people needed to handle the commerce of the country position to dictate without re- the leaders: of the republican party to dorsing Henry O. Duffy, of Dubuque, to as an effort to take the constitutional Penrose is believed to have passed the succeed Miller as member from the prerogative of issuing money from the crisis in his illness. Physicians, and Third. This would have been humiliat- general government where it belongs members of the familv today are more ing, to say the least, and all Miller and placing an in 1 could do was to withdraw. His friends viduals or corporations, where it does of course, under those conditions, were not belong, and where its exercise Svracuse Universitv. died today at his turning down of Gen. James B. Weaver spur of public sentiment but with the home in Liberty, lnd„ aged 73 years, of Colfax, an old war horse of the par- enthusiasm of earnest desire to ha\ .. fy \jy the river counties. The river men them incorporated into the policy or Bryan in Pittsburg. did not like Weaver's past Inclinations this nation therefore, we Pittsburg. March 27.—William Jen- toward prohibition, and altho Weaver president of the United States the man nings Br van arrived here tortav from secured to nominate him Fred White, who. above all others. is the Washington. This afternoon he hold of Keokuku county, a once-prominent very embodiment of those prin a reception in the liolel parlor. Tonight democrat, twice candidate for gover- ciples, with the determination to adhere he will address the followers of the nor. and thrice candidate for congress- to them and the ability to administer Br van democratic league of Pennsyl- man and onc- elected, he failed to thein with lasting credit to himself overcome tho prejudice arising from and honor to the American people, the river quarters. therefore, we hereby instruct the del- mm Js Two Ballots to Elect- legates present from Iowa to the na I It required two ballots to elect the tional convention at Denver to vote as -at-large The nominees bv unit on all questions corning before ri(»i were a= follows: Fir«t. John I said convention. and to report erty. Firmly believing in these principles, that an administration E. Craig, Lee Third, MaJ. E. M. Carr, for the nomination -for presi- \T" fK* Hqwblicon. TO. (5. TMinn, Corro .). B. Weaver. .Tas- per Seventh. .Jerrv Siilivan. Polk High 111. I'laude K. Porter, Appanoose N*mth. S. P. Wadsworih. I'oitawatta I nne, I,. P. Coining. Mills: Tenth. C. F. I I iinieoinlie. Webster: Eleventh, Will C. I Whitmg. Monona. Porter Almost Unanimous Choice. I I'l.iudo It. Porter was as good as a! I unanimous choice of the state for dole tra te-at la rge. and only in one and the fourth man failed to receive ,-est tonight, the necessary number. Duncombe j ooived 517, Weaver 4211,2. Whiting 3 Wadsworth withdrew when Dickinson Porter Withdraws in Favor of Old War county was reached in the roll call. Weaver Again Defeated. The tedious procedure of roll call by favor the US! T.-R. BLILLE.TIN. The Weather. ""i rises March 2!, o:f7 sets, 0:27. rj i—llam or suuw tonight or Sat- county nois—Kam or snow ill the north- in the stall-. Sioux, did he fail to re- ,. und rain the southern and con ceive a vote, of the 1.1S2 votes oast on] umighl and Saturday. ihe tirst ballot 1.15:! wore for ForU-r. g. outh Dakota—Snow tonight Satur Sullivan was second high, with S81. fair. and Dunn came third, with 6SI"i. A Missouri—Showers tonight or Satur- PAGE ONE. Telegraphic News: Weaver to Be Candidate for Gover nor. Porter to Seek Senatorship. Democratic Platform Ambiguous. Town in Mexico Destroyed by Earth quake. Lower Freight Rates for Iowa Cities. Hepburn May Displace Cannon. Iowa .Miners Elect Officers. McClure's Guilty of Libel. Danger in Saving Money. Woman Saves Five Lives. PAGES TWO AND THREE. Iowa News: Situation in Cass County. Coroner Holds Wliitbeck. Heir Can't Pay Debts. Bishop's Name Forged. Investor an Iowa Man. Preacher Scorns Pay. PAGE FOUR. Editorial: Distorting Iowa History What Is a Lawyer's Duty? Senatorial Thirteen Club. The Path of Honor. Topicfe and Iowa Opinion. Iowa Newspaper Comment. PAGES FIVE, SIX AND SEVEN. City News: German Heir Would Set Aside Sale. Fiaminkamp Case In Court. Marshalltown Schools Recognized. Send Art Display to London. State Center Politics. Mrs. George McMiciiael Dead. Mrs. Fullmer Dies in Pasadena. General News of City and County. PAGE EIGHT. Markets and General: Hog Prices Soar. General Advance of 20 Cents, Cattle Prices Again Good. Wheat Bearish. Corn Inclined to Be Weak. Germany's Red Tape. dent of the United States, first, last and all the time, that typical citizen, exalted patriot and incorruptible dem ocrat. William Jennings Bryan. Convention Change Never Mentioned. Contrary to expectations,, the con vention relocation matter did not ma terialize. The lateness of the hour probably had much to do with this, in that it afforded a good excuse to drop something that had been "started" and could not be brought to a successful conclusion. Sevc-ra! things, in all probability, worked together to influ ence the action, or rather lack of ac tion. In the first place, the date had been changed, and tiiat^satisfied a cer tain element. Again, tne northwestern Iowa delegation evinced more of a soreness than was imagined they would at what they considered a di rect slap at Sioux City. Facing all these different conditions it was gen erally conceded that the Des Moines fellows got weak kneed and did not care to press the question to the con vention floor. Delegation Officers Chosen. At 7:45. immediately after the con vention adjourned, the state delega tion to the national convention met and elected Claude R. Porter as chair man, and Claude Myers, of Ottumwa. secretary. IOWA MINERS ELECT Result of Vote Announced White is Chosen President—Oskaloosa Will Retain Headquarters Offices. Special to Times-Republican. Des Moines, March 27.—The Iowa miners in state convention today can vassed the vote for officers and the following were elected: President—W- W. White, of Jerome. Vice President—Jacob Ritter, of Brazil. Secretary-Treasurer—-Edward Perry, of Oskaloosa. Member National Board—William Rogers, of Ottumwa. Board Members—First district. E. Dodge, of Centervilie second district, William Baxter, of Beacon: third dis trict, Andrew Swanson, of Des Moines fourth district. Andrew Flockhart, of Boone. These men, with the following, comprise the new scale committee: John P. White, national vice president H. G. Street, of Mystic John Gay, of Hacking Clovis Allen, of Des Moines, and Samuel Ballentine, of Boone. On the first ballot there was no re sult on the question of removing the headquarters from Oskaloosa, because tax ferrets are trying to tax the un ion's defense fund. Oskaloosa will probably Tetain the offices. The first ballot when the convention adjourned at noon, was: Des Moines 74, Center vilie 76, Albia 10. Oskaloosa 139, Boone 2 and Ottumwa 3. ACCUSED OF MURDER. Sioux City Man Held on Charges Lodged by His Wife. Sp»c:a: to Times-Reoubllcan. Sioux City, March 27.—Andrew Kennison, charged by his wife with having murdered a man in Omaha about a year ago, is still being held by the police. Mrs. Kennison told Chief of Police Dineen today that her hus band at ttiat time was known as Ken nedy or Kennon. The murder she said was committed in a saloon on Webster street, iiinana. but she did not know the name of the victim. The accused man lives at 317 Lafayette street. PARTISANSHIP IN NEWS Has no place in a good newspaper—1» Remember that the T.-R.'e forecast of the convention roll call in 1808 tallied within one vote of the sec retary's record when the votes wart counted in convention. N E 7 5 State .Railway Commission Or-* tiers Flat Freight Bates Across Iowa WILL AID MANUFACTURERS Iowa Cities Given Same Rates as tho Towns on East Bank of Mississippi—• Corn Belt Meat Producers Secure Readjustment of Rates on Shoopi Shipments. ~V" Special to Times-Republfca... ties Moines, March 27.—The Iowa railroad commission today fixed the commodity rates on brick, furniture, paper, farm implements and wag ons for distances from 290 miles to 3S0 miles, and all intermediary distances at a flat rate. This makes it possible for Iowa towns on the west bank of the Mississippi river, such as Dubuque, Clinton, Davenport and Burlington, to ship to the Missouri river at the same rate as cities on the east bank of the Mississippi, thus enabling Ihem to compete with Moline, RocJt Island and other Illinois cities. The commission also granted the pe tition of the Corn Belt Meat Produc ers' association fixing the rate or sheep In double-deck cars the same as the cattle rate and with a 75 per cenfc rate on sheep for feeding. Boih rates: go into effect April 10. INJURIES PROVE FATALV Well-known Resident of Hardin Coun ty Succumbs to Fall. Special :.o Tlrn»s-Republican. Eldora, March 27.—John P. Hardin, Who fell downstairs Tuesday at the home of his son. Cashier J. F. Hardin, of the Eldora Savings bank, and sus tained severe internal injuries, died at 7 o'clock this morning from the ef- fccts of his injuries. Mr. Hardin was a highly respected resident of Hardin county, where he had lived since 1864. He made his home at Steamboat Rock until 1885, and since that, time bis Jived here. Mr. Hardin was a native of Clinton, O., and was born August 20, 1821. Ha moved to Illinois in early manhood, anrl married Miss Martha Davis, of Homer, Hi., in 1845. Mrs. Hardin died in 1892, while on a visit to Nebraska, and since her death Mr. Hardin haa been making his home with his chil dren in this state and Nebraska. Mr. Hardin was a member of the Cum berland Presbyterian church. His famjly originally consisted of seven children, four of whom are now living. They are Davis and J. F. Hardin, of this city David S. Hardin, of Alma, Neb., and Joseph T. Hardin, of Oma ha. Th« funeral will be held Sunday aft ernoon at 4 o'clock from the J. F. Har-« din home, and will be private. Rev. C. C. Warner, of the Congregational church, will be in charge, and inter-, ment will be in the Eldora cemeterjv MURRAY SUCCEEDS RIDGELY. Controller of Currency to Head Kan-*4 sas City Bank. Washington, March 27.—William B. Ridgely, controller of the currency, has handed his resignation to President) Roosevelt and will become president of the National Bank of Commerce Kansas City. Mo. He will be succeed ed as controller by lawrence O. Mur ray. the present assistant secretary'/: of commerce and labor. v.' ADOPTS CURRENCY AMENDMENT. Senate Passes Favorably on Measure Regarding Bank Reserve. Washington. March 27.—The sen-' ate today adopted an amendment to the Aldrich currency bill, which re-f quires that four-fifths of the 15 per cent reserve of banks shall be kept In the vaults of banks outside of the re-, serve cities and allowing one-third of' that amount to be in the form of secu-» rities. $10,000 FOR lOWAN'S SUPPORT. Waterloo Man Was Injured Whila Working for Panama Railroad. Washington, March 27.—A bill ap propriating S10.000 for the support of P. B. Barton, of Waterloo, Iowa, who was permanently injured while serving as yardmaster for the Panama rail road. passed the senate today. This ac tion was especially urged in the pres ident's message of Jan. 31. TO FOLLOW AMERICAN'S ROUTE# Italian Car Takes Drnarture From Ely, Nev.. This Morning. Ely, Nev., March 27.—The Italian car left he-re this morning. It wMl take the route to San Francisco that was followed hy the American car. *j Warner Jury Disagrees. j" St. "Louis, March 27.—The jury In th» case of Fred Warner, a member of the house of delegates, charged vvltf» brlb-. ery, disagreed and was discharged to day. „J f' New Milwaukee Roadmaster. Spec's*1 T'-ine-j-U»»uii'itf"-«n DubuQue. March 37.—J. W. Berneekl, of Oxford Junction, Iowa, has been ap pointed road master for this 11~r1«1ra the Milwaukee road.