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Has no place in a good newspaper-' Remember that the T.-R.'s forecast of the oonvention roll call in 1606 Vs.'. tallied within one vote of the sec* retary's record when the votes were counted in convention. VOLUME THIRTY-FOUR. r*- Naval Appropriation Bill Will Provide For Two and Not life Four Battleships ADJOURNMENT IS DELAYED Congress Asked by Roosevelt to Re main in Session Until After Confer ence of Governors No Free Wood Pupl at Present Session Washing ton News. §£& A* Washington, April 15.—In spite of the president's urgent recommendation to congress yesterday, that four bat tleships be provided in the naval ap propriation bill, that body is not likely to authorize more than two at this session. "The n^val committee will make provisions for only two battle ships," said Senator Hale, chairman of the committee on naval affairs. John Sharp Williams said that more than two-thirds of the democrats would vote against four battleships, ancl the republican leaders are confi dent that at least half of the republi cans will do likewise. Adjournment Put Off. Washington, April 15.—Representa tive Watson, of Indiana, who con ferred with the president last night about an early adjournment of con gress, and who stated after the con ference that the president and house were in harmonious agreement for ad journing about May 9, was summoned by the president for another conference today. Watson said the president sent for him to say that he had overlooked the fact that there will be a confer ence of governors "May 13. Out of courtesy to this conference, which will discuss the subject of conserving the resources of the country, especially waterways and forests, he president thought it would be better for con gress to remain in session a few days longer. Watson said he agreed with the president and thought adjourn ment would take place about May 16. Watson reiterated the statements made last night that the president was in hopes certain legislation to be desired would be passed, but if it could not be pat thru he would offer no obstacle to early adjournment. Wat son was asked specifically about put ting wood pulp on the free list. His answer was: "How will we be able to do this without precipitating tariff revision at this session of congress?" Bankers Oppose Aldrich Bill. Washington, April 15.—The currency commission of the American Bankers Association today appeared before the banking and currency committee of the ho jse in opposition to the Aldrich bill. The commission contends that the Aid rich bill is impracticable, unwise and financially unsound. sf 4 vT Fisheries Treaty Approved. •Washington, April 15.—The fisheries treaty between the United States and Great Britain, regulating fishing in lakes along the boundary line of this country and Canada, today received favorable endorsement of the senate committee on foreign relations. No Race Track Betting. ••vWashington, April 15.—The senate today passed the house bill prohibit ing race track betting in the District «f Columbia. Naval Bill Discussed. Washington, April 15.—During the discussion of the naval appropriation bill in the house today. Burton of Ohio, opposed the provision for four battle ships, and said the Monroe doctrine was not maintained by military arma ment. Hobson, of Alabama, interrupt ed to ask what. In the absence of ab solute power to arbitrate, would pro tect the country. "Our prestige and strength as a nation will protect us,' responded Burton, amid a storm of ap plause. "No nation," he said, 'wished to quarrel with us." .Cockran, of New York, then made a striking speech in favor of building four battleships. He said he could conceive of difficulties that would pro duce a clash between the Japanese and this country. •Chairman Tawney. of the appropria tions committee, made a strong ad dress in opposition to the naval ap propriation, and moved to reduce the number of battleships from two to one. In the course of the battleship de bate Representative Hobson said the president had told him as an explana tion of his statement that he would veto any public building bill that might be" sent to him unless he secured more battleships, and that he had heard of a threat by the house that unless the naval program was cut to two ships the house would refuse to pa:w any public building bills. 286,902 IN CIVIL SERVICE. fc* I Statistical Bulletin Just Issued by Bu-• LEMON SHOWER ON HOKE SMITH reau of Census. Washington, April 15.—Employes in Georgia's Governor Prevented From the executive civil service are classified Speaking at Marietta. In a statistical report which has ju«t Marietta. «!a.. April 13.---lioinbarded been completed by the bureau of the. with lemons. Governor lloke Smith cen«n« On July 1. 1907. the total nwn-• was practically .oreve.nted from speak hoi- of employes In the executive civil 1 p»i"vir* exclusive of persons In the con- M. Brown, who lives bene, and who is •ular and diplomatic service. was 286,- opposing Governor Smit2i for a second 902, ud mt this number, 29,108—prac- term. tically one-tenth—were employed at tile national capital. Not all these employes were consid ered in the bulletin, but with tlie omis sions, the tolal number is 184.874. Of these there are 13.821 women. The ne groes number 8.325. There are over 6,500 employes at least 65 years of age—and two-thirds of the total num ber do clerical work. Half of the employes had served less than live years, but the statistics show thai: many were of advanced age when appointed. The average compensation for men is $1,178 and for women $837 in the District of Columbia. Elsewhere it is $935 for men and $766 for women, the compensation ^increasing with age. New York ranks first in the number of citizens employed in the service, re porting 22,467, or 12.1 per cent. There are 15,207 war veterans. NEW ROAD PLAN A WONDER Cockran Offers Bill for "Ideal High way From Atlantic to Pacific." Washington, April 1 To transform the dignified thirty-fifth parallel of north latitude into a macadamized roll er skate, pedestrian and automobile highway, to be constructed by the United States from the blue Atlantic to the Golden Gate, via Newbern, N. C., electric lighted, policed, and bor dered with new idea garden cities, wherein no man nor maid shall break the eight hour law, is the object of a bill introduced yesterday by Repre sentative Bourke Cockran of New York—by request. OPPOSE TEMPORARY SCALE. Ohio Miners Also Want to Sign Only for One Year. Toledo, O., April 15.—The scale com mittee of operators and miners began business early today. The committee may not try to adopt a temporary scale under which the miners can go to work at once pending a permanent agreement. The miners oppose a tem porary scale, on the ground that a permanent scale may be adopted with in a few days. The operators are un derstood to favor a scale of 90 cts on a two year contract. The miners want to sign for only one year, but on a year contract the operators insist on a reduction to 80 cents. LONDON SCHOOLS BAR KISSING. County Council Prohibits Osculation Among Children. London, April 15.—The county coun cil has issued an ordinance forbidding children attending county council schools to play games in which kiss ing forms a part. Teachers are instructed to see that such games are discontinued. The reason for the prohibition Is contained in the sentence of the ordi nance reading: "On medical grounds, the practice is considered undesirable." SMITH OVER THE ROAD Former Head of National Wholesale Grocers' Association Sentenced to Two Years in House of Correction— Case Pending Nearly a Year. Milwaukee, April 15.—Ira B. Smith, formerly a member of a prominent wholesale grocery firm of Milwaukee, was today sentenced to two years in the house of correctten for obtaining money under false pretenses. Smith entered a plea of nolle con tendre, and threw himself upon the mercy of the court. The case has been pending nearly a year. He was indicted on four counts, charged with borrowing $5,000 on each of four notes on mis representations of security. He was head of the recently defunct wholesale grocery firm of Smith, Thorndike and Brown, of this city and Marinette, Wis. Smith was at one time head of the National Wholesale Grocers' Asso ciation. He is a prominent clubman, and well known in business circles of the United States. FOREIGN LABORERS MOB WORKS Preference for Americans By East St. Louis Concern, Causes Trouble. East St. Louis, April 15.—More than •150 workmen fought at the works of the American Aluminum works today, when Armenian, Greek and Turkish laborers became angry because the company, taking back its employes, gave preference to Americans and ne groes. The timekeeper's shanty and the main gate were demolished, and many heads were battered. After thir ty Americans were put to work the foreigners charged the gates. The: Americans greatly outnumbered, tried to fight thejn off, but they surged into the yard overrunning the works, when the timekeeper drew a revolver and! forced them to retreat. The fight was carried to the hills surrounding the works, and continued until the police arrived. WESTERN LEAGUE OPENS. Omaha Playing at Des Moines—-Inter est in the Contests. Omaha, April 15.—The Western League opened today with Omaha at Des Moines, Sioux City at Lincoln and Ptiebio at Denver. Every team presents new line up, which will add interest to the race for the pennant, since four of the teams closed within a few points of the top a year ago. President O'Neill will witness the opening game al Lin coln. Ing here by the supporters of Joseph Pv'A-ifefe After Being Defeated in Coinni it tee, ResoJntion of Endorsement Will Not Be Pressed AN UN INSTRUCTED DELEGATION Bryan Wires Thanks to Friends—Mc- Carren Contested Delegations Mak ing Hard Fight for Seats and Con vention Work is Delayed Lively and All-Night Session of Committee Held. New York, April 15.—There was lit tle prospect early today that the sec ond session of the democrat state convention would begin at noon, the appointed time. The election of na tional delegates to the Denver conven tion and the selection of presidential electors are almost forgotten in the ex citement oevr the contest. Senator Mc Carren, leader of the Kings county democracy, is making to secure the seating of his delegates from sixteen contested districts. After an all night battle before the committee on credentials McCarren de livered an ultimatum to Tammany Hail to keep his hands off the Kings county democracy. Row All Night. At 4 o'clock this morning at the hearing before the credentials commit tee McCarren, addressing Daniel Co halan, who is the head of the law com mittee of Tammany Hall and leader of Murphy's personal representative, said: "I hold it to be no part of your duty, or any man's, to question the figures cast at any election. I speak for Kings county now. All we in Kings county ask of you in New York is to mind your own business and we will under take to mind our business. We don't seek your advice and will not tolerate it. We will find a way to make our wishes known to you if you fail to ob serve our answer." "Probably by means of a republican judge and tie-up the national conven tion as you tied up the state conven tion." interrupted Cohaian. The committee, which had been in session since six last night, adjourned at 4 this morning to meet again at 10. When the committee adjourned there remained several contests in Kings, Herkimer and other counties to .be dis posed of before the convention was called to order. Bryan Resolution Lost in Committee. Friends of W. J. Bryan promised to add to the excitement of today's ses sion of the convention by attempting to secure a vote on the resolution call ing for an instructed delegation for Bryan to the national convention. The committee on resolutions last night voted down the motion to substitute the Bryan Instruction resolution for the one adopted iby the sub-committee, which calls for an uninstructed dele gation. Norman Mack, of Buffalo, gave notice that he expected to present a minority report to the convention. Committee Has Warm Session. It was after 3 this morning when Mc Carren got the floor before committee to deny the charges of fraud at the pri maries. He denied absolutely thai anything unfair had been done in Kings county. In answer to the ques tion if he had not supported Hearst for governor, McCarren said he was proud of the fact that the Kings county de mocracy had not put itself back of the candidate of the Buffalo convention. "No man is more loyal to the democ racy of this state than I am," said Mc Carren, "but I also say the organiza tion I represent will not stand to be dictated to by any group of men, to its own destruction. When I left the Buf falo convention, I served notice upon the candidate at the head of the tick et that if he would support the ticket in Kings county he could have, and gladly, the support of the organization. "1 made it plain that he was to adhere strictly to this. When he put candi dates in the lield against the regular democratic candidates for office In Kings county, 1 withdrew my support quickly, and fatally for him. I made It plain that neither I nor the organiza tion would stand to be knifed in the back by the head of the ticket. We supported every candidate on the tick et except the candidate for governor." The McCarren men at this point in terrupted the proceedings for several minutes with cheering. "In the face of the figures read to this committee, which have not been disputed," said Cohaian, "it seems to me there's something wrong in Kings county. When the enrolled vote of the democrats drops from 120,000 to 90,000, it seems to me something is radically wrong in the leadership, organization and machinery of Kings county." The whole question was left unset tled when the committee adjourned until 10 o'clock this morning. Bryan Men Give Up. National i'uuimille.-uiaii Mack, who is a of the coliuiiittiie on reso lutions August Thomas, president of tile Uryu.ii Progressvt League and oth ers interested in Bryan's cause, ii-li.1 :t conference before the meeting of tile com in I itee on resolutions toda.y uuU de cided not to oppose tlie report jf tie committee which will declare for :ili uninsrructed delegation to Denver. Thomas, wiio since ihe adjournment of th" resolutions committee iast Vi:, had consulted by wire the prominent democrats in th» south, said today: "Bryan's friends, after a conference! and without any special review of the general condition as far as Bryan is concerned, believe that, considering the lack of harmony there is in the con vention, it would be unwise to intro duce another question that might make a division on even so amiable a ques tion as that of instruction. That was also the opinion of Bryan's friends, headed by Mack, on tlie committee on resolutions." The committee on resolutions adopt ed a. resolution favoring the unit rule in tlie national convention. If the reso lution is adopted by the convention it will mean Xew York's delegation will vote as a unit for the presidential nominee. The convention was called to order at 1:30. Chairman Carmody stated that, owing to the failure of the convnittee on contested seats to finish the business in hand, the convention would stand adjourned until 3:30. Chairman Connors, of the state com mittee, said today that he would not be one of the deiegafes-at-large to the national convention, and that the four delegates chosen would be Alton Par ker. Charles F. Murphy. Lewis Nixon, and a German- of Greater New York, whose name is not announced. Chair man Bulger, of tlie committees on cre dentials, said it would probably be 3 o'clock or later before the committea completed its work. The convention therefore is not expected to reassemble until 4, or later. Anticipating that the committee on credentials would unseat his delegates, McCarren began to carry the fight for delegates to the convention floor. He will draft a minority report. 'Helena. Mont., April, 15.—Early today an uncontrollable flood was rapidly ad vancing upon Great Falls, a 'city of 15,000 population, and it is believed the Boston & Montana smelter, one of the largest in the world, is doomed to destruction. It is built on the river bank. The smelter employs 1,500 men. The employes were engaged all night in the construction of a "wing dam" around the smelter. It is believed the flood will reach the city by daylight, and that the lowlands of the town will 'be submerged before noon. ftlARSILALLTOW^N", IOWA* WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15 190S Bryan Thanks Friends. The following telegram addressed to several members of the Bryan Progres sive League was received today from Chicago: "Congratulate yon on the splendid light. "(Signed!. W. J. BRYAN." Minnesota Solid for Taft. •Minneapolis, April 15.—Delegates to the republican state convention, which assembles here tomorrow morning, ar rived in large numbers early today, and by noon a conference among the I leaders had resulted in a fairly and well defined program of deliberations to the convention. The convention will eleci: four delegates-at-large and alter nates to the national convention, and nominate presidential electors. There is practically no opposition to the adop tion of ironclad Taft instructions. MENACED BY FLOOD Great Falls, Mont., and Other Towns Threatened—Big Smelter Plant En dangered—Towns Swept Away. Thus far no loss of life is reported, altho the river is thickly strewn with debris from ranch houses and hay stacks, among which are many animals battling for their lives. Craig, Mont., probably has been wiped off the map, altho as far as known all the 400 inhabitants escaped. Cascade, a town of 400 sixty-nine miles north of Helena, is now under water and in danger of being swept away. Later developments in the bursting of the Lake Hauser dam near here yes terday indicate that the first reports were not exaggerated, and it is esti mated the final loss will be $300,000. An Immense lake covering twenty square miles in the valley below Hel ena was completely drained at an early hour today. Below Craig, and as far as [Jim, the great Northern tracks are under water. Telegraphic and tele phonic communication is washed out, and further details are unobtainable. The entire village of Hauser Lake was swept away. A number of houses in Craig and Cascade are reported washed away. The Black Eagle dam across the Missouri at Great Falls, was blown up with dynamite in order to prevent the destruction of the Boston & Montana smelter, and this materially helped. Serious danger from the flood is now probably over. A smelting workman was drowned when the dam was dy namited, making a second man to lose his life as the result of the flood. FIGHT WITH MORO OUTLAWS. Troops and Constabulary Pitted Against Them in Mindanao Island. Manila. April 15.—A private telegram, not yet confirmed officially, reports an engagement between the regular troops and constabulary, and the Moro out laws near Lano. Tsland of Mindanao. Two of the constabulary were killed and three soldiers were wounded. REVOLUTIONISTS NEAR SEOUL. Anti-Japanese Movement Reports to Have Increased There. Tokio, April 15.—A dispatch from Seoul says that tlie revolutionists are active south of that city, and that two cabinet, ministers have resigned. The anti-Japanese movement crea sed. has in- FOOD LAW NOT UPHELD. Defendant in Test Suit Brought in Wisconsin, is Acquitted. Jaiibsville. Wis.. April 15.---A suit was brought to te"t Ihe validity of the stale pure food Many Fine Attractions Being: Booked For tlie Coining State Exposition HORSE SHOW TO BE THE BEST New Administration Building Largest of Structures to Be Erected This Year Southeastern Iowa Teach ers Endorse New Certificate Law— Change of Attitude Shown. Special to Times-Republican. Des Moines, April 15.—'While the at tractions and amusement features of the Iowa state fair for 190S have not been all definitely contracted for. enough have been agreed upon to in sure that this year's state fair will be the greatest in the history of the state. One of the ifinest of the attractions will be the horses. Pabst, who bought the Jordan stables of Hackney horses, is to show his stables this year. It in recognized as the finest stable of Hack ney horses in America and the exhibit will be something new for Iowa. While the state fair has always had a few Hackneys shown, there has never been anything like what the exhibit of this year will be. Another attraction will be the ponies. Every year the Shetland ponies have been a drawing card. All the child ren and many of the older people have loitered about the barns where the Shetlands have been on exhibit. But a Shetland to be exhibited must be under forty inches high. This excludes many very fine ponies that are above that, and up to thirteen hands high. This year a new classification on pon ies has been added that will admit this other class of .ponies and the result will be that there will be probably twice as many ponies at the fair as ever be fore. Charles Bunn of Peoria, will have his stable of ponies there. A still further innovation in the horse exhibit will be that of commer cial horses. In this classification will be piaced all draft horses other than for breeding purposes. No pure bred mares will 'be admitted to the classi 'fication but cross-bred and grade mares and cross-bred, grade and pure blood geldings will be admitted. The purpose of this classification is to get the farmers of the state interested. The, classification is primarily to en courage the raising of horses to meet the commercial demand. In the same connection premiums are to be given to the grooms that put the teams in shape for the exhibit. The new administration building will be the only new building of any con siderable proportions to be erected this year at the state fair grounds. Last year the board put up a 'fine new horse barn and this with the new cattle barns erected in recent years, abund antly takes care of the stock. The new administration building will add more to the appearance of the grounds than anything since the erection of the stock pavilion and the agricultural- building. H. R. Wright, state food and dairy commissioner, is preparing the first bulletin authorized under the pure food law. A number of circulars have been issued since the new law went in to effect giving information to the* trade on how to live up to the pro visions of the law. The bulletin which is not being printed by the state print er will give the list of arrests and con victions under the law and the grounds for each arrest and conviction. This will be of much farther benefit to the dealers of the state and the public generally. The Southeastern Iowa. Teachers' Association met at Davenport recent ly. Davenport was the hotbed of op position to the new teachers' certificate law when the attempt was made to discredit that measure a couple of years ago. Fully half of the attend ance at the association meeting were teachers from Scott county. The asso ciation adopted unanimously a reso lution endorsing the new certificate Imv and endorsing the action of State Superintendent Riggs in securing the law. Practically it endorsed the law as tending to greater uniformity and a higher grade of teachers, just the thing on which the Davenport teachers fy-st fought it. The action taken fit this association is taken as evidence that they have become convinced of the good features of the new law and have completely changed their minds. Preliminary work on uncovering the Boone Tndian mound has been started tinder the direction of Mr. Van Hvnlng of the state historical department. The work has not progressed far enough vet to disclose how rich it will be in relics of Tndian times previous to the advent of the white man. $ Col. D. J. Palmer of the state rail road law. foil ivving the ar- ,if W. T. Sherer. charged with sell tig camphor below the state re quirements. resulted today in the ac quittal of Sherer. commission Is hi Sioux City to day to deliver an address b.-foiv the Civil War Veteran*1' Association. 4 County superihtcmlr-nt's convention at the slate house for two hours to d«iy dl*cu--sed tiie proposition to make the county the unit of the school sys tem. abolishing all boards of directors, boards of education. tru-te^.s an 1 county superintendents, anil idnee system under a eomnrti«--i of five persons. At the conchi-si^n a vot« v»n on the proposition stood fifty— eight in favor of it. Tlie convention ,uso discussed ways and means of get ling the county superintendent out of politics. Members of the legislative Instructions were received here Sun day that tiie manual block system, in operation 011 the. Illinois Central be tween l-'reeport and Waterloo, will be abolished April 15. This will reduce the number of operators by twenty seven. Preparations are being made to en tertain the annual meeting of the de partment council of the I. O. O. F. of Iowa, to be held here on April 27, 28 and -'J. CHRISTIANITY DYING OUT. Must Go to Make Room for New Faith, Says George B. Foster, Chicago, April 15.— Professor George B. Foster, of the University of Chicago divinity school, author of "The Final ity of tiie Christian Religion," which created a sensation among theologians because of the unusual views ad vanced, has fired another shot into the ranks of the orthodox ministers. In an article on "The Religious Ba sis of Ethics," in the current American Journal of Theology, issued from the University Press, he expresses the opinion that Christianity is undergo ing a crisis which may destroy it, to make room for a new faith. Professor Foster declares that Chris tendom is witnessing the death of the traditional Christianity. Many think ers are coming to look upon the ortho dox ideals as "grinning and grotesque ideals," he believes. BRYAN STORY NOT CONFIRMED. Reported to Disapprove Sending Con testing Delegation From Illinois. Chicago, April 15.—William J. Bryan was in the city an hour today, on his way from Peoria, to Grand Rapids. Mich.- He conferred with a number of politicians devoted to his interests. It is reported that after he left, he dis approved of sending a contesting dele gation from this state to the Denver convention. The story couldn't be con firmed, but the Bryan leaders did not deny that Bryan stated he saw no rea son to distrust a regular delegation front Illinois. LIBRARY AS EASTER GIFT. Carnegie Gives Building and Mrs. Lar son the Site to City of Helena. Helena, Mont., April 15—Helena is to have a new library, the building and lot being gifts. Mrs. Peter Larson, wife of the well-known contractor, banker, lumberman and philanthropist of Helena and Spokane, who died here recently, has presented the city with deeds to four lots between her own residence and that of Governor Toole, and Carnegie has made a gift of $30, 000 for the structure. The city coun cil will donate $7,500 a year for main tenance. POLICE GUARD CAR BARNS. Chester, Pa., Traction Company Will Operate Cars Despite Strike. Chester, Pa., April 15.—Fifty addi tional special policemen were sworn in today for strike duty, as the result of the determination of the Chester Traction Company to operate cars later in the day. The strikers ancl their sympathizers, since daybreak, have been gathering near .the car barns, which are guarded by a hun dred policemen. A number of men have been brought here to replace the strikers. BABES HELD IN LIEU OF RENT. Cleveland Woman Swears Out War rant and Secures Children. Cleveland. O., April 15.—Two babies !of Mrs. Belle Cooper, a widow living I at 1389 East Forty-seventh street, I were held in lieu of rents yesterday I morning. Mrs. Cooper's rent was due, but she did not have the money. She says her landlord put her and her fur niture on the sidewalk, but kept the children. She swore out a warrant charging assault and battery. Mrs. Cooper got her babies. R. N. HARPER FINED $700. Mislabeling Costs President of Cham ber of Commerce, Dearly. Washington, April 15.—Robert N. Harper, president of the Washington chamber of commerce, and a drti?.* manufacturer, was today sentenced to a fine of $700. for manufacturing and selling an alleged mislabeled pharma ceutical compound. President Roosevelt had insisted that the prosecuting of ficer demand a jail sentence. This N the first conviction under the pure food drugs law. I FIVE SHOCKS IN UTAH. 'People of Milford Desert Houses, Bu1: No Serious Damage Done. Salt Lake City, April 15.—Five dis tinct earthquake shocks were felt: early this morning at Milford, 200 miles south of here. Houses were shaken, and people ran from their houses in alarm. No serious duiu age was done. NICCOLOZO CONFESSES. Admits Guilty Connection With Poi soning of Little Chicago Girl. Chicago. April 15.— Francisco Xle colo/.o, under arrest in connection with the death by poison «f Mary Renda. year- of age. confessed today that he purchased the poison tint killed th« girl, and placed It In flour used for making bread A. BULLE.TIN. «"w4f revision commission attended the con- 5 vention. tr $30,000 Y. M. C. A. TO BE BUILT. i| Structure Planned for Railroad Em ployes at Waterloo. Waterloo. April l.'i.—Steps are being taken to i^ect a new Railroad Young Men's Christian Association building? in this ciiy. The structure will cost about $:i0,O00. and will be one of the finest in this part of the country. For several years tlie local association has had quarters in a building connected witli tiie Illinois Central machine shops. Tha Weather. rises April lti al 5:29 sets at Sun 6:44. iowa—Generally fair tonight and Thursday ireezing temperature to night, with colder in the east and central warmer Thursday. PAGE ONE. Telegraphic News: Bryan. Loses in New York. Withdraws From Convention Con test. 6,000 Sailors Feted at San Diego. President Loses Battleship Fight. Adjournment of Congress Delayed. Pabst's Hackneys for State Fair. Montana Floods Menace Several Towns. Smith Goes to Prison. PAGES' TWO AND THREE. Iowa News: Enjoying a Good Joke. River Towns Benefit. Meals for 10 Cents. Age May Save Girl From Gallows. Hundred Operators Lose Jobe. Scarcity of Ministers. PAGE FOUR. Editorial: Finding Farm Help. Light Gradually Dawning. Agree on One Lone Issue. Topics and Iowa Opinions. Iowa Newspaper Comment. PAGES FIVE, SIX AND SEVEN. City News: Will Give Macadam For Highway. G. F. Kirby Would Improve Roads. Old-Time Central Engineer Dead. "Creo, the Detective" Bound Over. Albion Man Held For Larceny. Nail Causes Laurel Woman's Death. Rosengren Gets $3,800 Verdict. General News of City and) County. PAGE EIGHT. Markets and General: Adance in Wheat. ," Firmness in Corn. Cattle Weaker. Another Decline in Hogs. Amending Aldrich Bill. HUNG SELF IN CELL. Wife Deserter Wanted at Knoxville, Cut Down Just in Time. Special to Times-Republican. Des Moines, April 15.—M. J. Wilson, sheriff of Marion county, returned thru Des Moines today with Clarence E. Hart, wanted at Knoxville, for wife de sertion. He was brought from Ran dall, Kas., on a requisition. Wilson reached Randall just in time to assist the sheriff there to cut the man down. Hart having hung himself in the cell. He has recovered. DISGRACE KILLS HIM Shock Caused by Reading of His Al leged Embezzlement, in Newspaper, Fatal to H. E. Heyl, of the Franklin Institute, Philadelphia. Philadelphia, April 15.—Confronted with the accusation of embezzling more than $12,000 from the Franklin Institute, this city, of which he had been actuary treasurer for twenty two years, Herbert E. Heyl was seized with what is said ito have been apo plexy at his home in west Philadel phia today, and died shortly after ward. Heyl was at breakfast, when glancing thru a morning newspaper he saw an account of his alleged embez zlement. He arose from the (table, ran into the hallway and collapsed. A war rant for Heyl's arrest was issued yes terday. LADY MACCABEES ELECT. Southern Iowa District Chooses Offi cers—At Des Moines Next Year. Special to Times-Republican. Ottumvva, April 15.—The southern district of the Ladies of the Modern Maccabees elected the following offi cers: Commander—Mrs. G. F. Garmer, of Des Moines. Lieutenant Commander—Mrs. Nannie Whitney, of Ottumwa. Record Keeper—Miss Cora Steadman, of Bonaparte. Chaplain—-Mrs. A. Marshal, of Os kaloosa. Mistress-at-Arnis—Miss Clara Rob ertson, of Marshalltown. Sergeant—Mrs. McRoberts, of Des Moines. Des Moines gets the next meeting. YOUNG WOMAN SENTENCED. Year in House of Correction for "Matrimonial Agency" Fraud. Chicago. April 15.—Marion irey. a young woman recently convicted of using the mails to promote a fraud, in conduct of a "matrimonial agency" at Elgin, 111., was today sentenced to a year in the house of correction. ADDITIONAL MARKETS St. Louis Grain. St..Louis, April 15. Wheat—May fl-Vfe. Corn—May, 64 *?/%. Oats—May. 4»%. New York Grain. N'rw York. April 15. Wheat May. 'urn May. 7ti '. New York Produce. New York. April 15. Butter-—Steady: receipts. 'creamery, common to special, 21 process', 16 fa'1'4 Eggs—Firm. unchanged: receipts, I 22."?4 Isteady Poultry -A.!iv», nominal: dressed, turkeys, 12&17 fowls, 12911. SREAT NEWS EVENTS •, Have been reported first In tin Times-Republican, notably the tor* rible theater disaster in Chieag«( McKinley's assassination, Sail, Francisco earthquake and the h*r« rible school, fire in Cleveland^ N E 0 1 Marines and Blue Jackets Take Part in Ceremonies of First Welcome By Californians MEDALS FOR THREE ADMIRALS Formal Ceremonies Held in City ParM at San Diego—Big Task to Bring Of ficers and Men Ashore From the Ships—Men in Parade—Fleet to Ba Illuminated Tonight. San Diego, Cal., April 13.—The see«t ond day of the stay of the American battleship fleet in this port is to be made notable by the landing of tha largest force of marines and blue-jack ets ever seen in a shore parade in any part of the United States. Five thou sand men and officers will be brought in from the ships, a distance of about two miles, or fifteen miles by way of the harbor entrances, and at 2:30 p. m. will begin a march a mile and one half from the water front to the city park, where the set ceremonies of Sart Diego's official welcome to the fleet will be held. The landing of this great force of men will entail a vast amount of work, as they all are to be sent away in small boats, towed by the ships' steam launches and tugs. Promptly at noon the first boats cleared away from the port gang ways. One company of marines an4 four companies of blue-jackets wera furnished by each ship, making the to tal landing force eighty companies. These companies were divided in flv® divisions, the marine division, and the first, second, third and fourth ship di visions. The commanding officer of tha parade is Captain Seaton Schroder, of the battleship Virginia. A band of seventy-two players furnished by shlps will accompany each of the five divis ions. The ceremonies at the city psu'k, which will be held late this afternobn, include a formal address of welcom® by Governor Gillet and Mayor Forward. Admiral Thomas will reply briefly to each of these, and will accept from th»" local committee, in custooy for Real Admiral Evans, a golden key to tha city. Admirals Thomas. Sperry and Emery will be decorated with gold medals commemorative of their visit. A medal was also prepared for Captain Ingersoll, chief of staff to Admiral Evans, and it will be received for him •by Lieutenant Chandler, of the Con necticut. Tonight there will be another illum ination of the fleet and a ball in honor of the naval officers at Hotel Del Cor onado. The officers do not disguise tha fact that they are extremely glad to b® back among ''home folks" once more, and they are looking forward to all the festivities along the Pacific coast with the keenest relish. The dancing tonight and again Friday night appeals strongly to the younger officers. GO INTO JOINT SESSION. Further Negotiations for Settlement oti. Southwestern Coal Miner's Strike Kansas City, April 15.—Negotiations for the settlement of the southwestern coal miners' strike were resumed to day, when committees representing ths miners and operators went into a joint session. LOSE LIVES IN LAKE. Two Chicago Residents Victims cf Rowboat Accident, Today. Chicago, April 15.—Joseph Sachsel, S| wholesale liquor dealer, and ArthuH Frued. his cousin, were drowned in th® lake early today, when the small boa# they were rowing ca.psized. The acci dent was witnessed by Sachsel's wlf« and Frond's four sisters, who wera watohing the boat. "LID" ON AT LACROSSE. Every House of III Repute There Closa4 at Midnight. LaCrosse, Wis., April !R.—The "IUT* order went into effect today, and a® midnight every house of ill repute waf| closed. The gambling houses closed two weeks ago. LAD HANGS SELF.' Suicide of Ten-Year-Old at Mt. Var^ non, O., a Mystery. Mount Vernon. O., April 15.—ClUfard Vernon, the 10-year-old son of Thomp son Vernon, hung himself in the barn last night. The cause is mysterioui. unless the suicide of a youthful conallt a week ago preyed upon his mind. CONFORM TO SIBLEY ACT. Three Lincoln, Neb., Companies Ra* duce Their Express Charges. Lincoln. Neb., April 15.—Three ex-« press companies today reduced thell) express charges 25 pf-r cent In com fortuity with the Sibley act. whlfltl wad made effective by the supreme oaurfl last week. PRIVATE AUDIENCE WITH MM. Prince and Princess Von Bualew an4 German Chaneellor Received. Rome. April 15.—The pope today re* ceived In private audience Prince Vor( Buelow. German chancellor, and Prin* cess Von Bu»low. Questions oancMil^ 1ng the Vatican and Germany, dlraiwM*.