GREAT NEWS EVENTS
Have been reported first the
Times-Republican, notably the ter
s? rible theater disaster in Chicago.
McKinley's assassination, San
Francisco earthquake and the hor
rible school fire in Cleveland. „j
jL VOLUME THIRTY-FOUR.
Ambassador to Berlin Respons
ible For Trouble Over Ap
pointment of Hill
KAISER DENIES TAKING PART
8ummary Recall of Tower Expected as
-Result of Developments Emperor
William Denies Reports That He is
Displeased With Dr. Hill as Ambas-
iff Washington, March 28—So grave
has become the question of veracity
between the German foreign office and
Amb&ssador Charlemagne Tower re
garding the acceptability of David
J&yne Hill as ambassador of the United
States to Emperor William's court that
a continuance of Mr. Tower in Berlin
•will probably prove impossible and he
may 'be withdrawn without delay.
His fate depends entirely upon a let
ter which he mailed to the president on
March 23, and which should arrive here
In the meantime it would not be sur
prising should Emperor William make
a, contribution to literature of the in
cident, which will be In the shape of a
denial that he authorized Mr. Tower to
go as far as he did in reporting that
he would not receive Dr. Hill.
The developments in the situation
thus far are as follows:
Baron Speck von Sternberg on Nov.
24 last formally notified the president
that the emperor gladly would receive
Dr. Hill as Mr. Tower's successor.
Mr. Tower on March 19 cabled to the
atate department that lie had been in
formed by the emperor that Dr. Hill
-was unacceptable because of his fail
ure to accord proper treatment to
Prince Henry of Prussia when the lat
ter visited ttie United States in 1902.
By direction of the president Secre
tary Root on March 22 sent an in
struction to Mr. Tower expressing
«reat surprise at the change in his
majesty's decision and suggesting that
the president was greatly embarrassed
and that further explanation was in
Replying to this message, Mr. Tower
cabled Secretary Root that he had
mailed on March 23 a letter present
ing the objection made by the emper
or and the full details of the conver
sation which he had held with his
The report, of the alleged objection to
Dr. Hill was first published on March
25 under, the date of Berlin, indicating
that some one interested in preventing
a change in the embassy had "permitted
the news to leak out.
It has been established, thru the of
ficial denial of the statement that Dr.
Hill was not acceptable, that the for
eign office did not make the informa
Plot Somewhere Is Evident.
It is evident from a consideration of
these facts that! what, in effect, is a
plot, has been under way in the Ger
man capital to prevent the supersesqjon
of Mr. Tower. That the ambassador
had anything to do with it is denied
«arnestly by his friends. But in con
sidering the whole case attention
should be given to the view of the of
ficials that it was not in the province
•f Mr. Tower to report any objection
to the acceptability of Dr. Hill. Un
der a rule usually observed in such
cases communication respecting a dip
lomatic representative is made thru the
ambassador of the country making the
But Mr. Tower is exceedingly close to
the German emperor. He has reported
the conversations previously held with
hi? majesty and lie may have conclud
er that.lt was his duty to transmit
the emperor's opinion with respect to
Dr Hill. He is an extremely punc
tilious man and has had such long dip
lomatic experience that it is the belief
of those acquainted with him that he
would not have made a report on this
subject had he not been told, not once,
but several times, to do so.
At the same time, in view of his-par
ticular situation, it is conceded by his
friends that it might have been wiser
for him to have permitted the matter
to pass thru the hands of the German
ambassador in Washington.
Tower Oblivious to All Hints.
It is no secret in well informed circles
that the president has been quite will
ing for the last two years that Mr.
Tower should leave the service. This
was not due to any dissatisfaction with
the ambassador's conduct, for he ren
dered good service, both at St. Peters
burg and Berlin, but because it was be
lieved he had enjoyed his share of
political fortune and should make way
Sr1 for some other man whose eminence
Mr. Tower was oblivious, however, to
the hints that, it is said, were thrown
out at him. Political influence was ex-
erted in his behalf. Senator Penrose of
Pennsylvania, being his strongest sup
porter in this connection. The ambas
$ sador claimed lie deserved considera
tion in part because, upon his arrival
in Berlin, he had leased house for
which he paid a rental of $20,000 a year
and had spent a large sum in making
it suitable for service as the embassy
S' of the United Slates.
Vote Lack of Confidence.
"HelsLngfors, March 28.—At the close
«f & heated debate in the Finnish diet
thi morning the socialist members
mrrtoi vote of lack of confidence in
the senate by 71 to 47. The debute
arose over certain anti-Finnish inter
pellations in the Russian luma.
EXPANSION IN TRADE.
Spring Business Shows Decided In
crease in All Lines.
Now York, March 28.— Bradstreet's
The tirst week of spring has seen an
expansion in retail trade and an en
largement of operations iu building
lines, especially at the west. Trade in
the primary branches is quiet, and op
erations in industrial lines are below
normal. Fall trade is backward, con
ditions are still very irregular, and
short or reduced time is practically
The iron and steel industry does not
show much increase in activity outside
of the seasonable lines, such as nails,
wire and tin plate, which have shown
increased interest for some weeks past.
The textile trade is still depressed,
with short time and wage reductions
common in cotton goods manufacture
north and south. Fear of a eoal strike
has subsided and buying is less active
in this line. The leather and shoe
trades are irregular and unsettled.
Buying is conservative, and while or
ders are small they are often urgent.
Until high cost stocks are out of the
way, there will be apparently little free
buying. Shipments of shoes are. 2i
per cent below last year.
Business failures for the week end
ing March 26 number in the United
States 268, against 166 in the like week
of 1907. Canadian failures for the,
week number 40. as against 21 in this
week a year ago.
Wheat, including flour, exports for
the week ending March 26 aggregated
2,293,964 bu, against 2,707,506 bu this
week last year. For the thirty-nine
weeks of tffc fiscal year, 166,547,053
bu, against 130.591,179 bu in 1906-J07.
Corn exports for the week are 845.12
bu, against 1.S44.633 bu in lifo". For
the fiscal year to date, 41.S0S.579 bu,
against 51,667,S56 in 1906-'07.
NAVY SEAL BROKEN
Great Excitement in Caracas Over
Opening of Three Pouches of Official
Mail Intended for American Cruiser
Tacoma Said to Have Been Ac
Caracas, Venezuela. March !!S.—Am
erican Minister Russell, in a note dated
March 21. advised Dr. Paul, the Vene
zuelan minister, that three pouches of
official mail for the American crusier
Tacoma, haJ been opened in the La
Guairia postoffice. Russell said that ii
was a very serious thing to break the
seal of navy correspondent. and he
asked for an investigation. Dr. Paul
answered Russell's note yesterday, en
closing a report from the LaGuaira
postmaster. He said that the opening
of the pouches was accidental, and due
to the fact that the seals on them were
similar to others in use in the La
Guaira postoffice, and that it was cus
tomary to open. In addition, Paul said
that only a prejudiced mind could call
the occurrence "very serious," as the
contents of the pouches had not been
disturbed. The incident coupled with
the return of the Tacoma to LaGuaira
today, has caused great cxciteinent in
FIRST THEFT FATAL.
Young Philadelphia Man Stole to Aid
Philadelphia, March 2S.—Discovered
escaping with the booty of his first
robbery, to commit which he said he
was to have been prompted by lack of
employment. John Robinson, aged 24.
was shot and probably fatally injured
today by a policemean. In a statement
to his widowed mother in the presence
of a police magistrate, the young man
"Mother, this is what I got for trying
to help you. I knew we had no money,
•ind that we would he put out of our
house if we did not get any. I got des
perate and decided to steal."
AUTO TAKES TRAIN
German Car in New York to Paris Trip
to Ship to Ogden—First French Car
Ogden, Utah, March 28.—The Ger
man car is at Rock Springs, Wyo., and
will be sent to Ogden by rail instead
of under its own power.
The first French car left here this
DERANGED WOMAN DIES.
Kate O'Connor, Dubuque, Jumped From
Second Story Window, Week Ago.
Special to Times-Republican.
Dubuque, March 28.—Kate O'Connor,
who a week ago attempted to commit
suicide by jumping from a second
story window, while mentally deranged,
died today in a local hospital for the
insane, but her death was in no way
due to the injuries received from her
attempt on her life.
Weekly Bank Statement.
New York, March 28.—The bank
statement says the banks hold $39,788.
000 more than the requirements of the
25 per cent rule.
Loans, increased, $2,8Sfi,00.
Deposits, increased, $7,254,000.
Circulation, decreased, $l'03,000.
Legal tender, increased. $95S,000.
Specie. Increased, $3,230,000.
Reserve, increased. $4,178,000.
Surplus, increased, $2,364,000.
lix. I". S- deposits, increased, $1,440.
Tiie statement of banks and trust
companies not members of the clear
ing house, shows deposits of $796,755,
000 cash $57,339,000 loans, $S12.ii82,
British Scientist Returns From
Alaska With an important
AMERICA WARMER, ASIA COLDER
Heavy Masses of Ice Moving Arctic
Circle Westward—Complications May
Arise Over Boundaries of British
and United States Territory in the
Victoria, B. C., March 2S.—That the
.north pole is shifting and the climate
is changing, making the northern ter
ritories of this continent warmer and
northern Asia colder, is the theory to
support which Moses B. Colworth, of
York, England, has been gathering ev
idence in Alaska, from whence he has
returned on his way to England. A cur
ious effect of this change, it is said,
may be a number of boundary difficul
ties between Canada and the United
States, especially in the eastern por
tion. The boundary is tixed by latitude,
and if the north pole is really moving,
the latitudes change, also rendering it
advisable that the boundary be speedily
marked everywhere by permanent
monuments where it has not yet been
so marked already.
This movement, Colworth says, is
caused by the immense accumulation
of ice along the Canadian shore of
the Arctic ocean, especially in Baffin's
land and Greenland. The incalculable
weight of the inconceivable mass is, by
force of gravity, slowly pushing the
crust of the earth, and consequently
the north pole and the Arctic circle
generally, over towards Siberia, where
there are no immense accumulations of
glacial ice to counteract the movement.
The result is that North America and
Europe are getting warmer and Si
beria and Asia generally colder.
INCREASE IS REMARKABLE.
Statement of New York City State
Bank and Trust Company Deposits.
Xew York, March 28.—As'evidence of
the rapid return of confidence in the
financial institutions of New York
state, the banking department today
called attention to a remarkable in
crease in deposits during the past four
weeks in state banks and trust com
panies of this city. Since the inaugura
tion of the new plan of -weekly state
ments from these institutions, it has
been possible to accurately guage the
exact financial situation. From the
compilation of figures shown during
the last four weeks, the state banks
have increased their deposits $12,442.
000. and the trust companies have
gained $25,947,000. Adding to these fig
ures the deposits of the Knickerbocker
Trust Company, the total gain in de
posits is shown to be $75,428,000.
TURN ABOUT FAIR PLAY.
Bryan Says, "Why Not. Call Recent
"Scare*, Republican Panic?"
Wheeling. W. Va.. March 28.—Wm.
Jennings Bryan, while en route to
Parkers burg, where he speaks tonight,
made a brief stop here today and ad
dressed one of the largest open air
meetings seen in Wheeling for some
time. His remarks were chiefly on the
money question in connection with
business depression. Bryan referred to
the panic in 1893, which he said was
called a democratic panic because de
mocracy was in power. "If it was logic,
then why should it not be logic now to
call the present panic, a republican
panic?" he said.
DISCUSS NEXT YEAR'S SCALE.
Joint Committee Meting of Miners and
Operators, at Springfield, III.
Springfield, 111., Mar. 28.—The joint
scale committee of the miners and op
erators of Ulinofs is in session today,
discussing the scale for next year. The
principal point at issue is the differ
ential between machine and hand min
ing. The operators want a price for
Tr.achine mining, ten cents per tin less
than for hand mining. The miners want
the difference now existing, of seven
cents per ton, retained.
LID FOR SOUTH BEND.
Gambling Houses and Other Resorts
South Bend, Ind„ March 28.—The
common council last night ordered all
questionable resorts, including gamb
ling houses and alley saloons, immed
iately closed. During the last year
South Bend has been the most wide
open city in Indiana.
GIVE NOTRE DAME MEDAL.
James C. Monaghan. South Bend, Ind.,
Recipient for 1908.
South Bend, Ind., March 28.—James
C. Monaghan has been chosen as the
recipient for the 1908 Laetare medal,
awarded by Notre Dame university to
some prominent Roman Catholic lay
man as a mark of honor.
BIGGEST DAM STARTED.
First Stone for Immense Structure on
Shoshone River Laid Today.
Butte. Mont.. March 28.—Tile first
sione In the highest dam evt-r erected
In the world will be laid with appropri
ate exercises today on the Shoshone
river, in Wyoming. Preliminary work
on the big dam to conserve the w»-
MA 11SHAI»TjTO"W.N", IOWA. SATURDAY. MARCH 28 1908
tors of the river for Irrigation purposes
has been under way over two years and
the excavation for the foundation has
just been completed. When finished
the dam will be 315 feet In height.
The dam will throw 67.000 acres "f
arable land open to settlers, and of
this 17.000 acres will be watered before
fall, and 50,000 next spring. The lake
formed by the dam will not be large, as
the dam, which will be 250 feet high,
blocks a deep gorge and the lake proper
will be only 800 feet long by 400 wido
at the widest point. The water will be
taken thru a tunnel, known as the
Corbett to the Garland flats and thence
to frannis and Lovell, Wyo., seventy
live miles away. The land to be irri
gated is all rich and highly desirable.
The projec-t is under the auspices of
the United States government.
TO SERVE SENTENCES
Ohio Lumbermen Who Formed Trust
Must Go to Jail Prominent Citi
Toledo, O., March 28.—The circuit
court today affirmed the decision of the
lower court in the cases of twenty
prominent lumbermen of Toledo, who
last July were sentenced to the work
house for six months under tl\£ anti
trust law. The supreme court Jiaving
decided in the ice trust cases that im
prisonment must be in the icounty
jail- instead of the work housfe, the
lumbermen were sent to the lower
court for resentence. The lumbermen
comprise wealthy and leading citizens
The mandate of the circuit court will
not be pressed for a few days, and at
torneys for the lumbermen will try to
find a loophole by which the cases ma
be taken to the supreme court. The
names of the .men are Marcus V. Bar
bour. Rowland Starr, Georgg M.
Campbell. James H. Campbell, Hiram
R. Kelsey, George L. Freeman, Reuben
Kimball, Clarence H. Packer, John H.
Puck. Howard M. Smith. David Trot
ter, Frederick E. Witaker, Edward E.
Arnsman, Charles G. Bremer, Edward
J. Goulet, Charles W. Harris, Edward
E. Washburn, J. August VanKarsen
and Eben D. Hopkinson.
KANSAS MINES TO CLOSE.
Will Shut Down on April 1 Until New
Wage Agreement is Signed.
Pittsburg, Kan., March 28.—On Tues
day next all coal mines in this district
will shut down by mutual consent of
miners and operators, and will remain
closed for sixty days. The contract be
tween the miners and operators expires
Tuesday and until negotiations are
completed for a new. contract, the
mines w"! remain closed.
Expect a Long Contest.
Leavenworth. Kas„ March 28.
miners are preparing for the coming
strike. All mine mules are being of
fered for sale, apparently in antici
pation of a long contest.
TORNADO IN IOWA
Storm Wrecks Churches and Houses
at New Boston and Argyle Five
People Injured, One Seriously.
Special to Times-Republican.
Burlington, March 28.—A terrific tor
nado plowed thru tho country south of
Burlington last night. At New Boston,
la., the Baptist and the Congregational
churches and three dwellings were de
molished. Five were injured, one ser
iously, At Argyle, la., the Baptist
church and a school ihotise were blown
from their foundations. The storm
damage in the country is great. A
freight car was blown fifty feet from
the tracks. Burlington and Ft. Madi
son escaped with a heavy rain.
Loss Heavy at Pekin.
Peoria, March 28.—A storm which
struck this part of the state last night
did most of its damage at Pekin, where
residences, barns, outbuildings and one
distillery were destroyed. The loss is
estimated at $100,000, and many nar
row escapes from death occurred.
SEVERE STORM IN INDIANA.
Wires in All Parts of State Prostrated
and Other Damage Done.
Indianapolis, March 28.—A damaging
storm swept over Indiana early to
day, doing much damage to buildings,
wires and trees. Wires are down in
all parts of the state.
TORNADO IN MISSOURI.
Two Persons Killed Near Willmath
ville, and Others Injured.
Kirksville, Mo., March 28—A destruc
tive tornado swept over the country
near Willmathville, twenty miles
northeast of here last night, blowing
away several farmhouses, killing two
persons and injuring several others.
ESCAPES AWFUL WRECK.
Milwaukee Train Runs Into Large
Boulder, But is Not Derailed.
Special to Times-Republican
Grocers Cannot Sell Adulterated
Foods From the Bulk Un
IMPORTANT PURE FOOD RULING
Fact That Bulk Package is Labeled
Does Not Permit Sales of Smaller
Packages—Late Ruling of Railway
Commission Important to Eastern
Special to Times-Republican.
Des Moines, March 28.—The state
pure food and dairy commissioner has
succeeded in getting another point in
the pure food law established. It may
"ne carried to the higher courts but the
department has won in the lower
court. The i^iint is that a grocer can
not sell adulterated foods from the
bulk even if the bulk package is prop
erly labeled. The department has
been expecting a suit of the kind for
some time. It came when a Djs
Moines grocer sold some lard.
The lard was contained in a large
package' on the counter. The crock was
properly labeled that the lard was 90
per cent pork lard and 10 per cent beef
fat. Persons asking for lard were
supplied from that package. The small
-package wrapped up for the customer
was not labeled. The department con
tended in the suit that if the grocer
wa: allowed to do that he could as
legally have the bulk package of lard
sitting under the counter or in the back
room where no one could see the la
The pure food department is insist
ing on strict construction of the law as
the only means of protecting the pub
lic. It is contended that people have
a right to know what they are paying
for. A label on the bulk package more
often than not would be of no service
whatever to the public for more often
than not the customer would not see
the package from which it was taken.
When the r-ilroad commission yes
terday put ixN commodity rate^ for
distances of 290 to 380 miles it pui^the
•Local ppQpj,, jn
towns of Iowa
on an equal footing with the people
living in the river towns just across
the river outside of Iowa. For some
time the people of R6ck Island have
been able to ship to Council Bluffs at
a less rate than the people of Daven
port who were the distance across the
river nearer to Council Bluffs. The
same thing has been true at Burling
ton, Clinton and Dubuque. The rate
from the towns across the river in Il
linois to Council Bluffs under the in
terstate rates was 22.5 cents and the
distance from the Iowa towns 28 cents.
The rate on these same commodities
under the Iowa distance tariff for. 290
miles was 22.5 cents but for 380 miles
it was 28 cents. The commission has
made the rate a flat rate after 290
miles. This gives the Davenport peo
ple a chance to ship entirely across
the slate for the same rate that the
Rock Island people pay. These rates
were put in on brick, furniture, paper,
agricultural implements and wagons.
At the same time the commission
granted the petition of the Corn Belt
Meat Producers' Association for better
sheep rates. At the recent hearing be
fore the commission, it was shown
that Iowa sheep feeders are discrim
inated against in the matter of sheep
rates. Other western states have a
feeding in transit rate which allowed
the sheep men to buy sheep in New
Mexico and other western countries on
the range, and ship them to their
farms and feed them and then ship
them on to the market at one thru
rate. Iowa sheep feeders were not
given the same advantage. The rates
on sheep were so high that it was
taking much of the profits of the busi
ness. Th4 rate was higher than the
cattle rate, and furthermore, because
it was impossible to get enough sheep
into a car, the shipper had always to
pay for more sheep than lie actually
shipped. The new rate applies the
cattle rate to double deck sheep cars
and puts the rate on sheep for feeding
at 75 per cent of the rate on sheep on
their way to market. The reduction on
the sheep rate is another in a series
of victories for the Corn Belt Meat
Producers' Association in getting
Judge S. F. Prouty, who ts a candi
date for congress in the Seventh dis
trict against Congressman Hull, came
nearer to being elected to congress
twice than perhaps any other man.
In his first campaign against Hull,
when the old caucus and convention
system was in force, Hull controlled
the Polk county central committee, all
Dubuque, March 28.—A Milwaukee
train from the north last night, ran
into a large boulder which had tumbled of the committeemen being Hull men
onto the tracks from the overhanging with the exception of one, Walter Ir
bluffs, but was not derailed. The tracks ish, who was for Prouty. The county
are on the banks of the Mississippi, central committee selected the judges
and a terrible loss of life must have re- of election and had the entire charge
suited had the train been thrown from of the primary and convention. Eighty
five more people in Polk county voted
for Prouty than did for Hull, but the
returns showed that Hull had a major
ity of the delegates to the county
convention. Prouty and his friends
CEDAR FALLS WINS.
Defeats Burlington School in Debate
and Claims Championship.
'o j*i if'ies Kei) ib!lo
Cedar Falls. March 28.-—The Cedar
Falls high school won by unanimous
decision last night in in the debate'
with the Burlington tea.m. Cedar Falls
is now champion of eastern Iowa.
always claimed that a majority of his
delegates were elected, but the Hull
people had the machinery of the party
and the ballots and poll books were
soon afterward destroyed, and it was
Impossible to prove it. The returns
showed that Hull had Polk county.
and Polk county and one other county
in the congressional convention con
trolled and made the selection.
In the next campaign Prouty had
ihe central committee on his side, and
on the eve of the election the Hull
men started the canard about the "tis
sue ballots." It was too late to con
tradict. anything with success. Prouty
undoubtedly would have carried Polk
county overwhelmingly had it not been
for the "tissue ballot falsehood."
If it were not for the primary elec
tion law Judge Prouty would not b,e a
candidate for congress this year. With
the primary election law to work under
lie is confident and his friends are con
fident that he will carry the district
and receive a plurality of the votes.
There are now three candidates in the
field. Congressman Hull. Senator War
ren, of irion county and Judg
Prouty. Mrs. Warren and Mrs. Proi*^?
are sisters. Judge Prouty expectfv
devote his time from this on j?
largely to a speaking campaign .t
out the district. Heretofore the .m
paigns for congress in the Seventh dis
trict have been confined to Polk county
and practically to Des Moines. The
candidate who got the Des Moines del
egates could control the county conven
tion and the county controlled the dis
trict. Now under a primary law a vote
counts anywhere even in the remotest
corner of the district and the voters In
the other counties of the Seventh dis
trict will have a voice in the selection
of congressman as well as the voters
of Des Moines. The speaking campaign
will therefore extend over the entire
Gen. Granville M. Dodge has pre
sented to the state of Iowa one of the
most valuable gifts any citizen has yet
bestowed. He has given five big boxes
full of official correspondence and doc
uments covering the time when he was
in the civil war and during all his pub
lic career. This material is a rich mine
of historical material that has not been
available to the public heretofore. It
will be classified at once and put in
shape in the historical building.
It is believed that Gen. Dodge's ex
ample will be followed by many other
public men. Iowa lias reached the point
in her history where the men most act
ive in the early life of the state are
just now approaching their sunset.
Many of these men have correspond
ence and other material that is of very
great value and unless they give this
to the state during their lives it will
be quickly lost after their death. Mifeh
of it could not be replaced, if once lost.
ONE CONVICT ESCAPES.
Several Make Run, to Gain Freedom,
Special to Times-Republican.
Anamosa, March 28.—McAnna and
Gordon, two young fellows sent up
from Polk county to serve two years
for forgery in the Anamosa peniten
tiary, were foolhardy enough to make
a dash for freedom. They were em
ployed at the state quarries, which are
located outside the prison walls, and
no doubt had been planning the escape,
as both started almost at the same
time. As soon as they had left the
"dead line" the gun guards got busy
and Gordon threw up his hands and
surrendered. McAnna was not so
easily discouraged and kept on the
run. At one time he was seen to fall
to his knees, but at this time it is not
known whether he was hit by a bullet
from the guards' rifles or not.
Warden Barr, who was notified of
the escape hy phone, soon had a posse
of officers on the trail of the fugitive,
and he and Deputy Smith had the
wires working in every direction, and
it is only a question of a short time
until he will be captured. There Is
no enclosure around the quarry, not
even a board fence, but the ones who
escape have to run the gauntlet of a
force of guards, who are armed with
Winchesters, but as the country is
rough and numerous groves near, the
determined man was lucky enough to
Gordon will now have to pay the
penalty of an addition of five years'
imprisonment, which the law pre
scribes for an escape or an attempt to
escape, and the same punishment will
be meted out to McAnna when he Is
ORATORS AT HAMPTON.
Winners to Take Part in District Con
test at Webster City.
Special to Times-Republican.
Hampton, March 28.—The declama
tory contest last night brought out a
large audience, the receipts amounting
to $60. The winners in the three
classes were: Oratorical, Ralph Stuart,
whose subject was "The Plumed
Knight" humorous, Sadie Costello.
who read "At the Photographer's," and
in the dramatic class, William Bran
don won, his subject being "The Death
of Benedict Arnold." T. A. B. Robin
son, cashier of the Citizens' National
bank, offered prizes of $5 each for the
winners of the different classes, and an
extra prize of $5 for the one ranking
highest. This honor fell to Miss Cos
tello. The winners will represent
Hampton in the district contest to be
held in Webster City. There were
twelve contestants. The judges were
Superintendent A. W. Moore, of Ack
iey Rev. W. W. Carleton and Super
intendent W. M. Brandeburg, of Ma
Hampton Baggageman Injured.
Special to Times-Republican.
Hampton, March 28.—Fred Jenzen,
baggageman at the Great Western de
pot, was severely Injured this fore
noon while at work. He was assisting
in unloading a trunk from a dray,
when it slipped and struck him in the
face, badly lacerating his nose. Jen
zen is 20 years of age, and his home
If in this city
Under the caucus and convention &ir tonight and Sunday not much
svstem Proutv lost in the first cam- change in temperature.
paign because too many of his friends IHinois-Partly cloudy tonight, and
lived in a few precincts. Tho he had Sunday cooler with showers in the
a majority of the popular vote he lost extreme south tonight.
the delegates. In some precincts he
elected his delegates overwhelmingly
while Hull's votes were pretty evenly
distributed and his majorities smaller.
South Dakota—Generally fair tonight
and Sunday not much change in tem
Missouri—Partly cloudy tonight and
Sunday cooler in the aouth tonight.
Telega *jhic News:
Nu' 'ole Shifting, Climate Chang-
cists Make Important Discovery.
ib for General Wells.
tio of Colorado Mine Trouble.
..very Package Must Be Labeled.
Trust Men Must Serve Sentences.
French Auto Takes Train.
PAGES TWO AND THREE
Decision Affects Many Cities.
Mother and Babe Fatally Burned.
Short Line Grea Western Road?
Will Push Interurban.
Mason City Building Boom.
Discovers Lost Art.
Kefuses to Be Rejuvenated.
Kentucky's Tobacco War.
The Progressive Party.
Looker-On in Iowa.
Iowa Newspaper Comment.
Topics and Iowa Opinion.
Who Will Boss Pennsylvania?
Odditv iu the News.
PAGES SIX AND SEVEN.,
Miss Waiker Will Not Have to Pay.
Favorable Ruling In Refund Case.
Democratic Ticket Is Launched.
Stanton Choice for Senate.
Le Grand Town Campaign Spirited.
Death Takes Second Member.
General News of the City.
Markets and General:
Wheat Bearish Again.
Slump in Corn Prices.
Big Gain in Cattle Past Week.
Hogs Active and Higher.
Aldrich Bill Passes Senate
Two Killed and Several Injured
in Clash With Police in
ANARCHISTS LEAD THE MOB
Marched With Banners and Red Hats
and Sang the "Marseillaise"—Police
Attempt to Disperse Crowd, and
Some One Throws a Bomb Riot
ing in Progress at Late Hour, s'
New York, March 28.—It is reported
that two men were killed in a battlo
between the police and 10,000 men and
women who congregated in Union
square this afternoon to take part in
a "demonstration of the unemployed"
The men were killed by a bomb thrown
into the crowd by one of the demon
strators. Several persons were in
A great crowd had gathered in the
square, many persons carrying an
archist banners and wearing red hats.
When the police, 150 strong, most of
them mounted, descended upon the
crowd, the marchers, under the leader
ship of several women, began to sing
the "Marseillaise." The air was taken
up by the crowd, and in a moment the
volume of song drowned every other
sound in the big square. The crowd
appeared to be a good-natured one,
however, and there was little resist
ance offered by the police. The throng
began to move away in different direc
tions, to the sidewalks and side streets,
and gradually the song died out. From
time to time, jeering, singing crowds
would defy the police, only to break
away and run for safety when the of
ficers turned upon them. Within a
few minutes the square was practical
ly cleared, and it was believed that the
trouble was at an end.
At 3:.16 the rioting was still in prog
ress. Gradually the police lines were
withdrawn and a small crowd began to
gather In front of the park. Suddenly
a man, followed by a big crowd,
rushed into the square. The newcom
ers headed directly for the crowd, and
in front of the park a man in the lead
hurled a a bomb into its midst. The
gathering crowd fled in terror at the
sound of the explosion, leasing several
of their number lying on the sidewalk.
Two of these were dead. Some of the
others are seriously hurt.
DUBUQUE WOMAN SHOOTS SELF.
Mrs. Frank Jones Supposed to Have
Been Fatally Deranged
Special to Times-Repubiicarj.
Dubuque, March 28.—Mrs. Martha
Jones, wife of Night Policeman Frank
Jones, attempted to commit suicide by
shooting herself in the left breast,
with her husband's 38 calibre revolver,
late Friday evening. The ball passed
thru her body iiV close proximity to the
heart, and there are but slight chances
for tur recovery. She had but recent
ly been discharged from a local hospi
tal. and is supposed to have been men
PARTISANSHIP IN NEWS
Sun rises March 2b at 5:55, sets at
Chicago, March 28.—Iowa—Generally
Has no place in a good newspaper-*
Remember that the T.-R.'s forecast
of the convention roll call in 16M
tallied within one vote of the ns«
retary's record when the votes wtr*
counted in convention!
N E 7 6
Attempt Made to Assassinate
Colorado Officer Active
WELLS MIRACULOUSLY ESCAPES
Hurled From His Bed by Force of Ex*
plosion But is Unhurt Wells Ac
tive in Prosecution of Federated
Miners' Officers Following Recent
Telluride, Col.. March 28.—Forme*
Adjutant General Btilkeley Wells nar
rowly escaped death or serious injury
at his home early this morning, from a
well-planned effort to assassinate him
Despite precautions against such an
attempt, such as patrols and arc lights
about the house, a stick of dynamite
or a prepared bomb was placed under
or near Wells' bed. Welis was sleep
ing, as was his habit, on the outer
porch of the house, and he was hurled
with the debris many feet from tha
house, but was uninjured. The side of
the house was torn completely out.
Wells took a leading part in tha
suppression of the labor troubles in
this state in 1904-'05, and was promi
nently identified with the recent pros
ecution of ofEicers of the Western Fed
era tion of Miners at Boise.
General Wells is general manager o£
the Smuggler Union mine. His home.
Where the explosion occurred, is lo-«
cated on that property at Pandora sev
jeral miles from town. The general atf
peared in town today with his head
bur.daged, but otherwise apparently
ncne the worse for his experience. On®
suspect has been arrested. The entira
city and county police forces are work
ing on the case, and more arrests ara
NEGRO SHOT BY HEFLIN.
Victim of Alabama Representative'*
Bullet Will Recover—Quarrel on Car.
Washington, March 28.—Louis Lun*
dy, the negro who was shot by Rep
resentative Heflin, of Alabama, last
night, after an altercation on a street
car. is greatly improved today, and
will recover, according to the- hospital
Heflin also inflicted a slight wound
on Thomas McCreary, of New York, a
witness to the affray, one of whose legs
stopped a bullet from the pistol of tha
southern warrior. Heflin was arrested
and detained at the Sixth precinct po*
lice station until friends furnished 16,
000 bonds for his appearance in court
to answer a charge of assault with in-1
tent to kill.
The shooting occurred shortly after
o'clock, just as the trolley car reached
the corner of Pennsylvania avenue and
Sixth street, on its way to Capitol hill.
Mr. Heflin, who is a temperance lec.
turer as well as a congressman, had
boarded the car on his way to tha
Methodist Episcopal church in John
Marshall place) where he was sched
uled to speak against the evils of
liquor. As he entered the car, which
was fairly well filled, he observed two
negroes, one of whom was Lundy, in
the act of "discussing" a bottle of
whisky. Lundy had the bottle on its
way to his mouth, when Heflin stopped
"Stop that! There are ladies on this
car and this is no place to drink. It Is
disrespectful to the passengers as well
as against the law. Put that bottle up
until you get off the car.".
Lundy's companion attempted t®
take the bottle, but failed. Lundy then
sprang upon the congressman, who
threw the negro off the back platform
of the car. As the negro rose to his
feet In the street he is said to havo
reached toward his pocket, when Hef
lin, who was still on the car, fired. Th®
first shot struck McCreary. The next
felled Luncjy. Heflin then surrendered
to the police.
WOMAN IS MURDERED.
Body of Unknown Found at Arlington^
Mass., With Throat Cut.
Arlington, Mass., March 28.—Th®
body of an unknown woman with hoi?
throat cut and showing many indica
tions of murder was found in a pit
ill St. Paul's cemetery by two boys to
day. The condition of the body seemed
to Jndicate the woman had been read
There was no trace of a weapon nea?
the place where the body was found,
but there was evidence of a struggle
the ground. The woman was evi
about 25 years old.
COSTLY DAM SWEPT OUT.
Power Company Near Plainwell, Mich*
Suffers Heavy Storm Damage.
Kalamazoo, Mich., March 28.—As th«
result of a heavy storm which raged
over this section Friday night, a part
nf the dam of the Commonwealth
Power Company, near Plainwell, on th*
Kalamazoo river, went out. inflicting
heavy damage. The dam cost a quar*
ter of a million dollars.
Mrs. Roosevelt Enroute to New Orleans
Vicksburg. Miss., March 28.—Mri|
Roosevelt and party arrived here thW
morning and at onee started for
drive in the National military park.
The Mayflower Is expected to lear*
with the party for New Orleans thW
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