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lite GREAT NEWS EVENTS 1 I l(• II •rO5 I'1 & Hi* 15 Have bean reported first in the Times-Republican, notably the ter rible theater, disaster in Chicagoi McKiniey's assaseination, San Francisco earthquake and the her* rible school fire in Cleveland. VOLUME THIRTY-FOUR %i Temperance Forces Make Gains in Illinois and in Other States of West -CIVIC VICTORY IN CHICAGO Good Government Candidates Elected to Council—La Follette Secures Ma jority of Delegates in Wisconsin Milwaukee Votes for Its Breweries— Colorado Towns Go "Dry." 1* Irfe. Springfield, 111., April 8.—Returns re ceived at the state headquarters of tin Illinois antl-snloon league and the Il linois Brewers' Association show the following counties have gone dry in every township: Macon, Fajette, Green, Brown, Shel by and Dewitt, and nearly every town ship in Sangamon county except Springfield and New Berlin. In Chris tian county all but one township, As sumption, with two saloons, went dry. In Mason county all except the town of Grafton, j- W The following large cities in" the state went dry: Rockford, Decatur, Galesburg, Pon tiac, Kankakee, Mattoon, Dixon, Litch field and Clinton. The smaller cities and towns which went dry included Mason City. Pitts gild, Carrollton, St. Charles, Oregon, Belvidere, Plainfleld, Brighton, Bun kerhill, Nilwocid, Glrard, Chesterfield, Leroy, Colfax, Lexington, Danvers, Easton, Edlnburg, Middleton, Maro, Shipman, Forest City, Kilbourne, Jer seyville, Taylorville, Vlrdena, Elkhart, Pana, Vandalia, Morris and Wheaton. The following villages and towns were among .those which went dry: Chatham, Stelmo, Manitou, San Jose, Bath, Pleasant Plains, Riverlon, Nian tic and Divernon. VV-i',v v' Chicago, April 8.—The republicans made a gain of ten aldermen in yes terday's election in this city. The new council will contain forty-four repub licans and twenty-six democrats. The makeup of the present council is thir ty-five democrats, one independent democrat, and thirty-four republic ans. The election was confined entirely to aldermanic contests in the various -wards. There was no direot issue in volved, except where, in eight or ten of the city wards, the election of the aldermen hinged somewhat on the Sunday closing of saloons. In Cook county, outside of the city of Chicago, elections were held in a number .of townships, and in a few of these local option was the issue. The campaign has been rather quiet and has excited less interest than usual. An effort hau been made to force the question of Sunday closing into the foreground by having it placed up on the ballot. The election commis sioners, however, refused to do this, and the courts sustained their atti tude. Bloomington Didn't Stay Converted. Bloomington, 111., April 8.—After a battle unprecedented in activity and bitterness, Bloomington township voted wet by decisive majority yesterday. The temperance people are dumfound ed over the result Twenty-nine other townships of McLean county went dry. Of these five previously possessed sa loons. Bloomington is now alone wet, with eighty saloons. Conditions here were regarded as similar to those in Decatur, and the overwhelming victory of drys in the latter city adds to the surprise 'here. The campaign of the evangelist "Bil ly" Sunday waged in both cities had a sharply'contrary effect. Five thousand men solemnly pledged Sunday on his last day here that they would vote against the saloons. That was a month ago and many appeared to have changed their minds. The total vote cast in the township •was 5,551, over S00 more than cast at the last presidential election. Of this vote the wets secured 2,971, and the drys 2,580, a majority for wet of 391. LA FOLLETTE GETS WISCONSIN. Taft Delegates Chosen in One and Perhaps Two Districts. Milwaukee. April 8.—Complete citv returns from vesterdav's municipal election in Milwaukee give David S. Rose, democrat, for mayor, 2.247 plu rality. The democrats will control the new city council. La Follette de:egates-at-large to the •./: republican convention were elected, as were nearly all the district dele gates favorable to the Wisconsin sen ator. The Eighth district is in doubt. and the Tenth is claimed by Taft sup porters The democrats yesterday r.lected mp& lv CIVIC LEAGUE VICTORY. Good Government Forces Win Most of Chicago Aldermen. ^."'dhicago, Apr)1 _xhe result of j-es- terday's aldermanic election shows a decisive victory for the Municipal Vot ers League, a body which considers the' general fitness of candidates and endorses or opposes them without re gard to party. Of thirty-five candi dates elected twenty-four were en dorsed by the league and nine opposed by It. Two were neither opposed nor Indorsed. The new city council will •be divided: Republicans 4Z, democrats 26, independent democratic 1. delegates-at-la.rge and from the dis tricts to the national convention, the list being the same as nominated at the February state convention. The convention instructed its delegates to vote for Bryan first, last and all the time. Milwaukee. Wis.. April S.—Reports received indicate that license won out over no license in a. majority of the towns in Wisconsin yesterday as far as heard from whore these issues were put to a vote of the people. In Kenosha, Matheas J. Seholey, democratic, agent for a brewery, de feated Edward S. Altman by 505 votes. The town is celebrating as it never has before in twenty years. The following places voted for license: Altoona, Kenosha, West Salem. To mali, Union Grove, Mauston, Lancas ter, Galesville. Piatteville, White Hal), Ladysmith, Mineral Point and Pca waukee. The following places Tor no license: Sparta, Viroqun. LaFerge. Richland Center, Reedstown and Dodgeviile. LIQUOR ISSUE IN COLORADO. Majority of Towns Voto Saloons Out of Business. Denver. April S.—Thirty-five towns in Colorado yesterday voted on a question of local option. Nineteen voted no license and sixteen to license saloons. EXPLAINS POSITION Governor Johnson a Candidate for Presidency in Sense That if Offered Nomination, He Will Accept Has Highest Regard for Bryan. Chicago, April 8.—Governor John A. Johnson, of Minnesota, who Is on his way to the battlefield of Shiloh, Tenti., passed thru this city today. He dis cussed the presidential question freely, say.ing: "I am a candidate for the presidency in the sen^e that If I gain the nomination I shall accept It, and •make every effort to bo elected. I am not making any personal campaign, and do not expect to seek instructed delegates. Any insinuation or assertion .that niy candidacy is being advanced •by James J. HiJl and his interests, is absolutely false. I have fought him several times, and have never received a word of encouragement from him, or from any similar source." Johnson said that he did not care to discuss W. J. Bryan, and any differ ences in policy between himself and Bryan. "I have the highest regard for Bryan as a man," said Johnson, "and I ad .mire his ability end honesty. We are friends so far as I know. My position is just this: If tile .members of the democratic party feel that I would stand more chance of election than would Bryan or any other man, I will be glad to .make a campaign. As I view it, the democratic party has at least an even chance to win this year." RIVAL FOR THE ABRUZZI? Young Lieutenant Returning From Asiatic Station to Woo Miss Elkins. San Francisco, April S.—According to a local paper. Lieutenant Adolphus Andrews, who returned from the Asi atic station on the Nippon Maru, and left for Washington several days ago, is to become a rival of the Duke of the Abruzzi for the hand of Miss Kather ine Elkins. According to the paper publishing the story, naval officers say that Lieutenant Andrews talked to them here about his transfer to China, and said it was engineered by Senator Elkins to prevent him from paying at tention to his daughter. NEW PRIME'MINISTER Vacancy Created by Resignation of Sir Henry Campbell Bannerman, Filled by King Edward's Appoint ment of Herbert H. Asquith. London, April 8.—The vacancy in the office of .prime minister of Great Brit ain, caused by the resignation of Sir Henry Campbell Bannerman, was filled this morning at Biarritz, France. Dur ing an audience between King Edward and 'Herbert H. Asquith, Asquith first tendered to the king h.ls resignation as chancellor of the exchequer, and im mediately thereafter he kissed the hand of the king in token of his appointment to the post of 'prime minister and first lord of the treasury. FOREIGNERS DEMAND WORK. Police Easily Disperse Band Invading Chicago City Hall. Chicago, April 8.—A band of a hun dred foreigners out of employment in vaded the city hall early today, and demanded that they be furnished with work. On entering the hall they de manded that they be admitted to the office of the mayor, but this was re fused, and they were directed to the bureau of charities. Instead of gouig there, they lined up in the street oppo site the hall. The report was soon cur rent that they were about to be joined by 1,000 other men, and a detail of po lice was sent to disperse them. The men departed in a column, after being ordered off by the police. Thruout the demonstration they were noisy, but not otherwise disorderly. AVERAGE OF WHEAT GRAINS. Report Made Public Today by Depart ment of Agriculture. Washington, April 8.—The depart ment of agriculture today announced the average condition of winter wheat \pril 1 to be SI.3 per cent, against 89.!» per cent April 1. 1907. and S6.2 for the ten vear average. The average con dition of rve April 1 was 89.1, against 92 last April 1. S.V. -V Plans For Future Movements ot Evans Battleships Made Public WILL DOCK IN TWO PORTS Big Vessels to Be Put in Shape for Long Cruise at Mare Island and Bremerton—After 'Frisco Review Boats Will Visit Seattle, Tacoma and Other Pacific Ports. Washington, April 8.—The program for the movements of the Atlantic fleet after the review by Secretary Metcalf In San Francisco bay in May were made public at the navy depart ment today. The fleet leaves San Francisco May 18, and arriving at Puget Sound May 21, four stiips will visit Port Angeles, eight will visit Bel lingham bay, three will go to Port Townsend and one ship will proceed at once to Bremerton to be docked. On Saturday, May 23, all ships of the fleet with the exception of the one docked at Bremerton will rendezvous In the vicinity of Port Townsend and proceed to anchorage In the vicinity of Seattle. On Tuesday, May 26, the twelve ships will leave their anchorage near Seattle and will go to Tacoma, so the people of that vicinity may have a view of the fleet. Thence, without anchoring, the ships will sail for San Francisco, leaving four ships at anchor near Tacoma for a visit of three days, when these vessels will go to Bremer ton for docking, it is expected the eight vessels will arrive at San Fran cisco May 29, where they will be docked in succession. The ships docking at Bremerton will sail for San Francisco as soon as prac ticable, the last one not to arrive un til July 3. Preparations then will be made for the fleet to sail from San Francisco for Honolulu, July 7. This date, however, Is only tentative and may possibly be advanced if the dock ing is completed sooner than expect ed. After the grand review in San Francisco bay May 8 the Pacific fleet will leave the next day for the south to carry out the program of drills and exercises. To Visit New Zealand. Wellington, New Zealand, April 8.— The American government has accept ed the invitation of New Zealand for the American battleship fleet to visit that colony oh its way around the world. Evans to Miss Social Functions. Paso Robles. Calif., April 8.—Rear Admiral Evans will not rejoin the bat tleship fleet at Santiago or partici pate in any of the functions and cele brations in the ports of southern Cal ifornia. That was finally determined this morning when Surgeon McDonald informed the admiral it would be im prudent for hitn to rejoin the fleet within a few days. The admiral's con dition improves daily. FRENCH ARMY SCANDAL. Rations Sent to Eastern Frontier Gar risons Unfit for Consumption. Paris, April 8.—It is believed that a great scandal in the commissary de partment of the French army has been discovered. It was learned recently that rations sent to some of the garri sons on the eastern frontier were unfit, for consumption. The minister of war ai once issued orders that supplies of food delivered by certain contractors be seized at everv garrison, and sent to Paris for miscroscopic examination. That much of this food is unclean and unfit to eat has already been estab lished. and the investigation is being continued. EXPULSION BY WHOLESALE. Over 200 More Clemson College Stu dents Expelled Today. Columbia, S. C.. April 8.—It was an nounced a:t chapel services at Clemson College today, that 257 members of the sophomore and freshmen classes had been dismissed, in addition to forty eight juniors, expelled Friday last. This probablv is the most wholesale expul sion in the history of the United States. The cause. It Is alleged, was Insubordination in an April fool prank. $20,000 FINE FOR RAILROAD. Pere Marquette Company Penalized for Rebating. Grand Rapids, Mich., April S.—Feder al Judge Khappen today sentenced the Steam's Salt and Lumber company, of Ludington. Mich., to pay a fine of $20. 000 for accepting rebates from the Pere Marquette railroad on lumber shipments. RUMOR CAUSES SCHOOL PANIC. Two Children Iniured in Italian Sec tion of Newark, N. J. Newark. N. J.. April .V— The rumor that a big public school in the Italian .section was to be blown up by the Mack hand blackmailers as an act of revenge for the failure of parents of the pupils to pav tribute, resulted in a panic todiv in wh!"h two children were Injured. and it became necessary to close the school for the dav before th trouble ended. The school was in session when the great -throng of /"SAi'w-Ss" *»». MARSHAX.LTOW^. IOWA, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8 1908 cited women, shouting and gesticulat ing, broke down the school gates, forced their way into the building and niad their way upstairs, screaming and calling their children by name, so exciting the pupils that they got en tirely beyond control of the teachers and ran from the class rooms into the halls. In a wild scramble of mothers and children down the stairs many lit tle ones were thrown down and tram pled on and two were seriously injured. When the police arrived order was quickly restored. STEVENS' FUNERAL TODAY. Well Known Public Men of Washing ton Act as Pallbearers. Washington, April 8—Public and pri vate funerals services were held this afternoon over the body of the late Durham White Stevens, adviser to tho Korean government, whose death oc|Complaints curred in San Francisco. March 25, as the result of a shot tired at liiin by a Korean. Ambassador Takahlra, by direction of his government, and in deference to the wishes of Stevens' rel atives, had charge of the public serv ices, held at St. John's Episcopal church. The honorary and active pall hearers were selected from among well known public men of Washington. THE M'KEE SUIT Scandalous Counter Allegations of Husband Regarding Wife, in Paris Divorce Case, Emphatically Refuted By Mrs. McKee's Council. Paris, April 8.—The hearing of the McKee divorce suit was continued to day. The suit was brought .by Mrs* McKee, formerly Mrs. Hugh Tevls, against A. Hart iMcKee, and the llrst hearing took place March 4. Mrs. Mc Kee, thru her counsel, described al leged indignities to which she had been subjected by her husband. Mc Kee retaliated two weeks later by bringing scandalous counter charges against iris wife, thru Maitre Laborl. Today Muitre Barboux, on behalf of Mrs. McKee, conducted the pleading in rebuLtal. The Italian nobleman with wh'iin 1L Is alleged that Mrs. Mc Kee had improper relations at a chau teau at Varennes, was identified a.s Marquis Gugllenl. Barboux denied •McKee's allegations and offered to produce testimony from physicians to show that his wife's physical condi tion at the time specified was such as to disprove tho charges. He said tho real object of the defense was not to furnish information to tho French court, but to .besmirch Mrs. McKee's •reputation in America and secure the publication there of certain letters she •had written to her husband. Advancing to a position close to the bar, and speaking In a voice inaudible to the people In court, Barboux read to the judge to demonstrate the ani mus of McKee, the translation of a secret code of words used in letters be tween the couple. In conclusion, Bar boux gave McKee a severe arraign ment, saying that he would have only himself to blame if his friends turned their backs upon him when he re turned to America. "This man," Bar boux declared, "has failed to compre hend that in insulting his former wife he also Insults the mother of his child." Maitre Labori, for McKee, will reply tomorrow, and the court hand down a decision after April 19th. PROMINENT K. P. SHOT Judge James A. Frink, of Springfield, Mo., Past Grand Chancellor of State, Receives Mortal Wound at Hands of Robber. Springfield, Mo., April 8—Judge J. A. Frink, past grand chancellor of the Knights of Pythias of the state, was shot thru the temple and mortally wounded here at midnight, within a block of his home. An empty purse, which had contained $400, was lound near the body. COTTON ACREAGE TOO GREAT. President of Southern Cotton Associa tion Urges a Large Reduction. Atlanta, Ga., April 8.—In a state ment to the farmers of the south, is sued today, Harvie Jordan, president of the Southern Cotton Association, urges a reduction the cotton acre age of 33 per cent. Unless done, he says, prices will be low next fall. Jor dan also urges growers to hold to what remnants of cotton they have. WOMAN REFUSED COMMISSION. Elected Montgomery, Ala., Collector, But Council Says "Ineligible." Montgomery, Ala., April 8.—Ger trude Barney, who was yesterday elect ed city collector as a candidate of the republican and temperance people, was refused a commission by the city council today, because she is a wom an and therefore Ineligible. Another eleotion is liable to be held. BANK CASHIER SUICIDES. No Reason for Stoughton, Wis., Man's Act, Except Possible Insanity. Stoughton, Wis., April 8.—M. A. Johnson, cashier ot the First National bank of Stoughton, was tound dead in ills room this morning, with an open gas ]et from a movable fixture in his mouth. No reason is known for the act, except possible insanity. SUSPENDED FOR HAZING. Entire Junior Class of New York Uni versity Is Punished. New Vork. Aoril S.— The entire jun ior class of Xew ork I mversify were suspended from the university Mr inree davs bv the faculty today, its the penalty for hazing Henry Bloch, a Ireshman student.. Failure ot Congressman to Deliver .lob Causes With holding of Support YOUNG MIGHT AID TREASURY About a Shortage of State Funds Inconsistent Standpats to Drop State Treasury Shortage Ar guments Candidates Filing Nom ination Papers. Special to Times-Republican. Des Moines, April 8.—That Lafe Young tried to "hold up" Congress man Hull for a "good fat position" to be appointed by the president in order to prove that he was on good terms with Roosevelt is now recognized by politicians generally. It is recognized that the delay in starting the Hull campaign in .this districi is being caused by the failure of "Just Another Term" Hull to land the position of public printer for Lafe Young. All of the managers of Hull's campaigns In the past are this year supporting Prouty. with the exception of the few holding government positions. Hull Is In a position where he must have managors for his campaign and have them quick. He must have the sup port of the Capital. Not a thing has •been done in his interests and the pri maries are less than two months away. Politicians are convinced that Young took advantage of the situation to de mand a fat position and picked out the job of public printer. Besides, after •posing for many years as the especial and close friend of the president, sucn an appointment would help out his contention. But he failed to land It. Now there is trouble and unless Hull can do something for him there Is likely to be more trouble. The situa tion Is very critical for Congressman Hull. On his return from Washington Lafe Young explained that he saw President Ttoosevelt while in Washington, but merely for the purpose of telling him that Gotch, who won the wrestling match, was an Iowa man. Information has reached here from Washington that Young was an applicant for the position and that it was refused him and that the president knew of the de cision of the supreme court decision reversing the case and holding that Lafe must turn back Into the state treasury the money "illegally extract ed" therefrom. This undoubtedly had a great deal to do with the decision of President Roosevelt not to appoint Mr. Young- public printer. There is some doubt whether Mr.' Young will repay to the state treasury the amount of the overcharge at once. Like many of the other standpat news papers Air. Young has been saying thru his newspaper that the state treasury is depleted. The state treas ury is not depleted but the best and quickest method for helping the state treasury out if it was depleted would be for Mr. Young to repay the amount the supreme court says was "illegally extracted." It amounts to several thousand dollars Congressman Walter I. Smith is the third congressional candidate to file his petition to have his name placed on the primary election ballot. He filed his nomination papers with the sec retary ot state yesterday. Concern ing the disclosures by the Atlantic Telegraph, a standpat newspaper, that Smith and Ernest Hart and others are in a scheme to perpetuate themselves In office, and are supporting Allison only to that end, he had nothing to say. Hon. James L. Berry, of Humeston, Iowa, a. town down in the reservation, was a caller at the Cummins head quarters yesterday. He said that he circulated the Cummins petition in that town, or rather he took signa tures. He let it be known that he had the petitions and eighty-two republic ans of the town came to his office and signed without being asked to do so. This is a town in the reservation, and the voting strength of the town is about 150. Ward Wilson, of Tama, a son of Sec retary Wilson, of the department of agriculture, has filed his nomination papers for renomination as represen tative from Tama county. He repre sented that county in the last legis lature. C. H. Van Law, of Marshall county, has filed his nomination papers for state senator from that district. It leaks out from political sources here that the standpatters have de cided to drop the circulation of the re ports that the state treasury is de pleted, and that Governor Cummins is responsible. The people nowadays are so well informed that not a cent of monev can be expended from the state tri-asury except bv act of the leg islature, and that the legislature alone is entirely responsible for appropria tions and tor conditions of the treas ury, that the circulation of the malic ious and false report that the gover nor is responsible acts only as a buomerang. and gives grounds lor sus pic'onlng all other reports coming from the same source. The Council Bluffs Nonpareil. Oes Moines Capital and Cedar Hapiils Republican have been the most persistent in thc cireu- -V 1 iatlon of the report and have kept It tip after most of the others had taken tin? hint and dropped it. It is under stood the managers of the standpat campaign will have the circulation ot the falsehood dropped, as it does mora damage than good. GOTCH'S SALARY PRINCELY. Nephew Says $1,700 Per Week Re ports Are All True. Special to Times-Republican. Ft. Dodgs. April 8.—Laurence Pler sgue, a nephew of Frank Gotch, ha affirmed the truth of the reports that Gotch is being offered $1,700 a week. When interviewed, and asked if they were not a press agent's pipe dreams, lie answered: "Not much." 1 saw those offers niyseif, and they are tho straight gbods. Say. it's wonderful the offers Gotch has had rrom differ ent places. He was to have wrestled Hack again, but the Russian won't take him on. Gotch says that if he ever wresteles him again he can biat him. for he knows his style." "What is Frank going to do?" was asked I'iergue. "Why, lie is going to tako that $1. 700 offer, of course. He will show In Minneapolis. Kansas City, anil the oth er big places on the vaudeville circuit, and then will go to London, where lie will wrestle. Gotch is in a position right now where he can make a large amount of money." $20,000 FOR LEG Supreme Court of New York Awards First Judgment Under Labor Law Making Railway Companies Re sponsible for Employes Negli gence. New York, April 8.—The first judg ment under the labor law passed by the legislature in 1906, making rail way companies responsible for Injur ies received by an employe thru the negligence of another employe, has been awarded in the supreme court, John Toner getting a verdict or $20, 000 for the loss of his left leg. Toner was a motorman employed by the New York City Railway Company. The motorinan of the car behind start ed his car, crashing into Toner's car, and crushing the plaintiff's leg so that it had to be amputated. TODAY'S COURT DECISIONS.^ Opinions Handed Down by lowa'.a Highest Tribunal. Special to Times-Republican. Des Moines, April 8.—The following decisions were handed down by the su preme court today: State of Iowa vs. Symens, appellant, Ccott county. Affirmed. Rawson vs. Grant, appellant, Polk county. Affirmed. Sanders, appellant, vs. McKIm, Cal houn county. Affirmed. Clark vs. Brandt, appellant, Mills county. Affirmed. Blunck vs. C. & N. W. Railway Com pany, appellant, Woodbury county. Af firmed. Bradbury, appellant, vs. Wells, Polk county. Affirmed. Ross vs. Ayrhart, appellant, Carroll county. Reversed. State of Iowa ex rel Carroll vs. Corn ing State Savings Bank, appellant, Adams county. Reversed. NEW DEAL IN DAKOTA. Pettigrew to Be Supported by Demo crats for Senator. Mitchell, S. D„ April 7.—Before xhe democratic convention met today a new deal was sprung after It had been supposedly settled that ex-Governor Lee was to be accepted as thq candi date for the United States senate. Some earnest work on the part of his followers brought about the situation that Lee now stands for the nomina tion of governor and Senator Petti grew has been approached to become a candidate for United States senator. Pettigrew takes the situation with an indifferent attitude. Gold democrats of the Cleveland regime are quite active in the work that is being carried on and are try ing to secure a hold on the national delegation to Denver, but they are not meeting with any great success and are being thwarted at every turn by the straight democracy. They endorse Lee and Pettigrew at this time, but are trying to put up a state ticket to receive the endorsement of the con vention. .. CHILD FATALLY BURNED. 5 Upsets Vessel of Boiling Tea and is Terribly Scalded. Special to Times-Republican. Dubuque, April 8.—The three year old son of Herman Sostert. of this citv, was perhaps fatally burned by pulling a pot full of boiling tea from the stove. The boiling liquid struck one side oi the child's face and burned the whole side of its ibody. ........... Gns Hearing Friday. Special to Times-Republican. Dubuque. April 8.—The citv of Du buque has been notified to appear in federal court, at Cedar Rapids Friday to show cause why a temporary re straining order should not be issued to prevent the putting in force of a 90 cent" gas ordinance recently adopted and now complained of bv the Key City Gas Company. The hearing of the complaint will he held in this city on April 28, and will be before Judge. H. T. Reed. Normal Instructor Bereaved. Special to Tunes-Republican. (Vdar Falls. April 8.—Mrs. Mary Jefferson, aged 09 vears, died suddenly late Tuesday afternoon, at tin- home of her son. WMIiani Jefferson, of tilis city. The deceased is the mother of Pro fessor W. Walters, of the norma! faculty The remains were taken to Donnelson for burial. T.-R. BUI -TIN. The Weather. Sun rises April i* at 5:111) sets at 6:37. Iowa—i'"air tonight and Thursday rising temperature Thursday and in the northwest tonight. Illinois—Generally fair tonight and Thursday cooler in the south and central tonight wanner in the north Thursday. South Dakota—Fair tonight and Thursday rising temperature. Missouri—Fair tonight and Thurs day cooler in the east and south to night rising temperature Thursday. PAGE ONE.^I^jp Telegraphic News: StillitilMSi? Many Saloons Voted Out of Biihi liess. LaFollette Wins in Wisconsin. 'Kqual ltighls for Negroes, Says Itoosevelt. Fleet Sails for Honolulu July 7. Savings Banks Liable for Bad Pa per. McKee Divorce Suit. Johnson Outlines Position. 1 Supreme X'ourt Gives Decision of Importance to All Bank ing Houses. MUST PAY FOR BAD PAPER SOLD Savings Institutions Held Liable to Other Banks for Face of Forged Documents Sold as Good Lower Court of Adams County Is Re versed. S Special to Times-Republican. Des Moines, April 8.—In a suit against the Corning Savings bank, which went defunct some years ago thru the forfeery of its president, La Rue, the Iowa National bank of Des Moines today won in a decision before the supreme court in a suit of vast Importance, in which it is held that savings bajiks can be held liable for the commercial paper which they sell to other banks. In the district court of Adams county the reverse was held. The supreme court reverses this. The bank thru its president, La Rue, sold paper to the Iowa National of Des Moines. Some of this was later disclosed to have been forged. The statutes give savings banks the right to buy and sell commercial paper, but another statute prohibits, in that they can incur no liabilities other than to their depositors. The receiver of the bank contended that the bank could not be held liable under this latter section. The supreme court holds that the two sections are parts of the same chapter and are to. be interpreted to gether, and that a bank could not buy and sell without incurring the liabili ty. Had the court sustained the Adams county district court, big banks would have been prevented from fur ther buying of commercial paper of savings banks. PASSES FOR PENSIONERS. House Passes Bill to Allow Free Fare for Superannuated Railway Workers. Washington, April 8.—Under sus pension of the rules, the house passed the bill amending the anti-pass pro visions of the interstate commerce laws so as to permit the issuance of passes to furloughed, pensioned and superannuated employes, persons who have become disabled or intirm in the service of common carriers, and for mer employes traveling for the pur pose of entering the service of com mon carriers, and the families of ail such. 5 Kelly's Salary Raised. Special to Times-Republican. edar Palls. April S.—D. M. Kelly was last night re-elected superintend ent of the city schools for the eighth consecutive year, at a salary of $ 1.S00. $100 advance over any previously paid la this city. PARTISANSHIP IN NEWS "?v. $^'0,000 for a Leg. Young Says Hull Hasn't Made Good. Prominent Pythian Shot. PAGES TWO AND THREE. Iowa News: Railroaded to "Pen." Romance Soon End1-. 13 A Newspaper I-lold-up Suicides in St. Paul. Hardin's Oldest Settler lX'rid.^ A Matrimonii1.1 Tangle. PAGE FOUR. Editorial: The Failure of Allison's Leadership. Cornering Political Information.^, The Last of the Big Six. -5 Outside Point of View. Topics and Iowa Opinion. PAGES FIVE, SIX AND SEVEN. City News: Hollenhors Again Free Man. "Charley" Satia Dead. Turn Down Church's Request Mayor Decides Laurel Clerk Elec tion. Switchman Probably Fatally Hurt. Farber Not a Candidate. Arbor Day April 24. General News of City and County. PAGE EIGHT. Markets and General: Weakness in Wheat., -1 Strong Corn Market.*,.', Cattle Steady. Hogs Close 5 to 10 Cents Lower. War on the Meat Trust. Has no place in a good newspaper-** Remember that the T.-R.'s forecast of the convention roll call in 1906 tallied within one vote of the seo retary's record when the votes were counted in convention. N E 8 5 Makes Public Letter to Depart-1 inent ot Justice Relative to Violations in South RAILWAYS MUST OBEY LAW Negroes Who Pay First Class Fara Must Have Accommodations Equal to Those Provided for Whites—In structs Department to Begin Suit* Against Railways. 4 Washington, April 8.—President Roosevelt today made public his letter of April 2, to the attorney general, di recting proceedings by injunction to compel certain railroads of the south to furnish equal accommodations to white and negro passengers. The text of the president's letter fol lows "To the Department of Justice: I forward herewith the report of the in terstate commerce commission con taining its order of June 27, 1907, and tiie report of the failure of the railroad company to obey the order, under date of March 26, together with the letter of the commission of April 1. It ap pears the Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis Railway Company has riot com plied with the order of the commis sion to furnish the same facilities to coiored passengers paying' first class fare, that are furnished to white pas sengers paying first class fare. From time to time various complaints havo been made to me by reputable colored people to the effect that accommoda tions furnished to colored persons on certain railways are lilthy and inade quate compared to the same accommo dations furnished to white passengers paying the same fare. "The commission has taken what i» unquestionably tiie right ground, that where separate accommodations ar© provided for white and colored pas sengers the accommodations for col ored passengers shall be as good as that furnished to white passengers fop the same money. In other words, whilt there is nothing in the law which for*. •olds separate accommodations, these acco.iimodatJonmust be equal. This principle of equality of accommodation Is set out explicitly in the various state laws. For instance, the code of the state of Alabama provides there shall be 'equal, but separate accommodations for the white "and colored races, by providing two or more passenger cars by partitions.' The action of the com mission was simply to insist that ac commodations be equal in convenience and comfort, for the same money, wherever sucly.separatlon is -made. Ia this particular, case, where the rail way has neglected to comply with the order of the commission, it is' import ant that compliance with this order be immediately obtained. 1 suggest that you proceed to enforce the order by in junction proceedings, unless In your judgment some other course is pre ferable. "(Signed,) "THEODORE ROOSEVELT." "PAPER TRUST" RESOLUTIONS. House Committee on Judiciary Agree* to Report Them Favorably. Washington, April 8.—By unani mous vote, the house committee on Ju diciary today agreed to report favor ably the "paper trust" resolutions in troduced April 2 by Speaker Cannon. One of the resolutions directs' the at torney general to inform the hous* what steps'have been taken to Inves tigate and prosecute the International Paper Company of New York, and other corporations and combinations engaged in the manufacture of wood pulp or print- paper. The other resolu tion directs the secretary of commerce and labor to inform the house what steps have been taken by the bureau, of corporations towards investigating the alleged "paper trust." Democrats Further Thwarted. Washington, April 8.—To further thwart the democrats in their filibus tering tactics, the house today, by strict party vote, adopted a rule giving power to the presiding officer without roll call to declare the house In recess every day at 5 o'clock until the fol lowing morning at 11 ^lO, the rule to run until Monday next. The rule fur ther provides for consideration of the naval appropriation bill, beginning Friday. Ask More for Navy. Washington. April 8.—The naval ap propriation bill, authorizing the con struction of two instead of four Bat tleships, and eight instead ot four submarine torpedo boats, carrying a total appropriation of $103,968,000 for the naval service for the next flscal year, was reported to the house today by the committee on naval affairs The appropriation made Is $3,664, 000 more than the amount appropri ated for the present fiscal year. STARVES SELF FOR THEORY. St. Paul Man Dies After Fast Thir ty-one Days. St. Paul, April 8.—Knute Olmstlad died today, having literally «taTpe4 himself to death in an attempt to nat for forty days, In order to demonstrate his theory that the mind control* the body, and that the mind is mightier than matter. Olmstead's test linft thirty-em* 4ays.