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GRAND TRUNK RAILWAY ASKS
OF MEN AND
8outh Bend, Ind,, Scene of Trouble—
Attempt to Wreck Fast Passenger
Train—Company1 Making Strenuous
,* Effort to Move Perishable Freight—
,J '*v Armed Guards Protect Passengers.
Montreal, July 25.—The company of
ficials are very confident that a solu
tion of the Grand Trunk strike problem
Is now In sight. All they ask, they
say, is adequate protection of property
and of the men who have taken the
places of strikers. The strike leaders,
on the other hand, today expressed the
utmost confidence In the steadfastness
of their ranks and their ability to
force the railroad to terms by irre
mediable freight paralysis. The shops
at various points, closed a week ago,
were reopened today, and practically
all the 10,000 employes returned to
South Bend, Ind., July 25.—Altho a
mob is gathering, officials of the Grand
Trunk railroad a.r» determined to re
sume train service today at any cost.
Yard service "will be most likely to in
cite trouble, but the yards are so filled
with cars, many of which contain per
ishable freight, that switching Is ab
The Chicago-Detroit passengeT train
came in late and carried a force of
armed detectives, who sat at opon win
dows with drawn revolvers as the train
passed thru the yards. The officers
stood guard as the passengers alighted,
tout their presence was not necessary,
as no interference was offered. Louis
FreeJ, a strike breaker shot by a rail
road detective yesterday, will die, ac
cording to the physician's report this
Try to Burn Train.
Fire started by sympathizers of the
striking teminanen of the Grand TrunK
Sunday evening destroyed three cars
of a train composed of thirty loaded
freight cars and a caboose. Firemen
fought the Maze un£er a guard of po
lice and special deputies and endeav
ored to prevent its spread, while a
crowd of more than 6,000 persons look
ed on end several times made threaten
Several other blazes were started in
the railroad yards while the larger fire
was In progress, but they were Quick
The fire came as a climax to a day of
rioting in which one man was shot and
probably fatally wounded, while a num
ber of others were injured by flying
stones thrown by sympathizers of the
Wounded By Mistake?"
The wounded man Is L. A. Freel,
night car Inspector of the Grand Trunk.
He was afoot while endeavoring to as
certain the amount of damage done a
train by friends of the strikers. He
was shot by John Peck, of Grand Rap
Ids, a guard in the employ of the rail
road. Officials of the road say the
shooting was an accident. Peck Is
said to have fired to hold the threaten
ing crowd at bay, and was not shoot
ing at Freel.
Freel was hurried to Bpworth hospi
tal, where he was attended by Dr. J. .H.
Gardner. The physician found the bul
let, fired from a 38-caliber revolver,
had severed Ills spinal cord, and he is
paralyzed from the waist down. There
is little hope for his recovery.
The shooting of Freel was 1ndirectly
due to the capture of a freight train
by strike sympathizers Saturday night.
The train was left standing In the
streets until this morning, when It was
moved to the yards, lit was found that
during the night all the coupling pins
and knuckles of the aairs had been tak
en out, the air brakes destroyed, and
tlje train literally cut to pieces. [Freel
went out to Investigate the damage,,
and, In the trouble following, he was
Attempt to Derail Fast Train.
Following a night and day of riot
ing in the yards of the Grand Trunk
railroad at South Bend, Ind., an at
tempt was made Sunday afternoon to
derail the Detroit and New Tork ex
press, The engineer of the express 'saw
the thrown switch in time to bring the
train to a stop qnd prevent what might
have been a serious disaster.
Before the attempt to derail the
passenger train was tmade a freight
train was cut In ten eeotions by tho
rioters and five passenger trains were
stalled for hours. One man, Jayv Free!,
a car repairer, was ehot by a private
detective employed by the railroad and
Is now in a hospital in iSouth Bend in
a serious condition. The detective who
did the shooting was John Peck, of
Battle Creek, |ilch„ and he with two
companions, Eldridge Graham and
"William McReynolde, was arrested and
Is being held pending the outcome of
Engineer 8ton«d by Mob.
When the engineer of the passenger
train left his cab to investigate the
open twitch in the afternoon he was
stoned by the mob which had gathered
in the railroad yards, tho the timely
arrival of the police prevented his be
ing seriously injured.
During the afternoon a mob .which
congregated at Oliveta, the llrst sta
tion of the Grand Trunk within the
limits of South Bend, burned several
cabooses, but efforts to fire freight
cars were, thwarted by the arrival of
detectives and the fire department.
the rioting began Saturday night at
10:90 o'clock when a freight train of
fifty ciK. entered the city under full
speed, with the intention of rjzhls
fnru' South Bend without a stop.
Shortlly after passing the station It
"was discovered the caboose had been
lost, and stop was made to pick up
mlmta* cax. Almost limned latglyj
a gang of men ran betWeen the cars,
released the air plugs and cut the air
hose, thus making it impossible to
move the train. At the same time the
Plnkerton detectives, who showed
themselvei, were stoned.
The crowd about the Grand Trunk
yards was much smaller today than
yesterday. Altho the road was able to
operate one freight train out of the
city, no Interference was offered be
yond cries of 'scab" at the trainmen
Troops if Rioting Continues.
Indianapolis, Ind., JUly 25.—Unless
there Is a request from Sheriff Orr, at
South Bend, there will be no troops
sent there to quell the rioting, accord
ing to a statement from Governor Mar
shal^ this morning. The governor said,
however, that he was keeping in touch
with the situation and If there were
any further rioting the state militia
were In readiness to be sent to the
Traffio Resumed at Detroit.
Detroit, Mich., July 25.—Freight traf
fic has been resumed here on the
Grand Trunk. The company has suc
ceeded In running six trains In and
out of Detroit. There are no signs of
Brotherhood Men to Confer.
•Cleveland, July 2S.—'Presidwent Lee,
of the Brotherhood of Railroad Train
men, will leave here tonight for To
ronto, Canada, where he will meet A. B.
Garretson. president of the Order of
Railway Conductors, of 'Cedar Rapids,
Iowa, and several officials of the Can
adian brotherhood, Tuesday.
Latest Scheme is to Compensate Sum
mer Parties For Rain Annoyance
Scheme Put in Operation in England.
New York, July 25.—'Thi, latest In
surance scheme, which has Just been
put In operation In England, provides
for compensation In case of wet
weather during the summer holidays.
It 4s described as "holiday weather in
surance." The underwriters are pre
pared to compensate resorters in the
event of rain falling on more than two
days during a week during their holi
days at watering towns on the coast.
The premiums are based on government
statistics and compensation will be
given at the rate of »2.50 per day up
FORTY HOMES BURNED.
Spectacular Fire Causes Loss of $350,
000 in Chicago.
Chicago, July 25.—Two blocks of
residences—one In the Lake View dis
trict—practically are in ashes, aNjig
elevator was destroyed with thousands
of bushels of grain, one woman was
probably fatally burned and- the lives
of a score of persons imperiled in three
spectacular fires which started almost
simultaneously in different parts of the
city yesterday afternoon.
-The blazes, which left a score of
families homeless, coupled with more
than sixty fires In the twenty-four
hours between 1 o'clock yesterday
morning and midnight, did a damage
amounting to more than $350,000.
The intense heat, which had dried
the roofs of frame buildings almost to
tinder, aided materially in the spread
ing of the flames. The high wind
which swept the city carried the burn
ing embers for blocks. Bucket bri
gades, composed of men and women,
were pressed Into service at many
places. In the three big fires forty
dwellings were destroyed.
The fires and the losses were:
More than half a block of dwellings,
Lincoln avenue and George street,
destroyed loss $76,000.
Charles F. Ogren Brewing and Bot
tling Company plant, 1222-1226 North
Irving avenue, with ten dwellings
Grain elevator of Northwestern Malt
and Grain Company, North Forty
sixth avenue and Dickens street, Cra
gln, destroyed and nine dwellings dam
aged loss about $160,000.
•Honduran Rebel Leader Killed in At
tack on Puerto Cortex.
"Washington, July 25.—Official re
ports of the uprising against the Hon
duran government and details of the
progress of the revolutionary move
ment were received at the state de
partment today from American Min
ister McCreary at Tegucigalpa. Fri
day tho revoltionlsts attacked Puerto
Cortez, -but were repulsed and the
leader, General Marin, was killed. The
uprising at San Pedro was suppressed.
STEAMER SINKS 206 MISSING.
Only Forty Rsseued From Japanese
Liner Off the Coast of Korea.
Toklo, July 25.—The Tetsurei-Maru
plying between Kobe and Dalren, sank
off Chlndo, Korea, Saturday night. The
steamer had 24ft passengers, of whom
forty were taken off. The others are
missing. War ships have been sent
to the resuce.
The Tetsurel-Maru was of 2,100 tons
register. She .was built at Nagasaki
and was owned by the Osaka Shosen
TORNADO DEAD NUMBER SIXTY.
Italians Suffer Great Loss of Life and
Milan, July 25.—The list of dead in
the tornado which swept over the dis
trict northwest of Milan has increased
to sixty, and the injured number sev
eral hundred. The material losses are
estimated at many millions. Assist
ance has been sent to the villages
which suffered most severely from the
storm, but there are many homeless to
be taken care of.
PRE8IDENT AT ROCKPORT.
Taft's Sprained Ankle is Rapidly Im
Rockland, Me., July 25.—The May
flower, with President Taft on board,
ww sighted off Dark Harbor at 10 SS.
She proceeded on her way toward
Rockport and anchored off Beauchamp
point an hour later. The president's
VcmlMd ankle, is .rapidly imjepyin®^
LEADERS AND DELEGATES TO
STATE CONVENTION AWAIT
WORD FROM GARFIELD.
PLATFORM WILL DEPEND ON
STRENGTH OF PROGRESSIVES
Only Divergence Between Ideas of Two
Factions is in the Endorsement of
Present Administration and the Tar
iff Law—Platform Will Determine
Candidate For Governor.
Columbus, O., July 25.—Republican
leaders and delegates who are here for
the state convention were today frankly
awaiting word from James R. tJartleld,
leader of the "progressives." Altho the
llrst session of the convention will be
held tomorrow, and nominations will be
be made Wednesday, the leaders are as
far from agreement upon a candidate
for governor as they were a month
As a great majority of the delegates
are unpledged, the state leaders are
greatly Interested in the number of
votes which Garfield will cla^pi for the
"progressives." It is considered that
liils will have a direct bearing upon the
platform to be adopted, and hence upon
the candidate for governor.
The only considerable divergence be
tween the platform suggested by Gar
field three weeks ago and 'that outlined
last night by W. H. Ellis, one- of the
"regulars" and a friend of the presi
dent,Is in the endorsement of the presi
ent national administration and the re
cently enacted tariff law, which Bills
Insisted upon. It was admittedly hop
ed that a basis of agreement might be
reached on an outline such as that in
dicated by Ellis.
CRIPPEN ON BOARD 8HIP.
Scotland Yard Certain Murderer is En
Route to Canada.
London, July 25.—Dr. H. H. Cr'lppen,
wife murderer, and his typist. Miss
Ethel Clare Leneve, will be arrested in
Montreal next Saturday when the Allan
line steamship, Sardinian, ties up to
her pier according to a statement
given out Saturday night by Scotland
Crlppen Is registered under ttye atlas
"Rev. Dr. Robinson,'" while Miss
Leneve is disgulshed as a boy and
traveling as his son.
Scotland Yard declares there Is no
doubt as to the identity of the couple.
Wireless messages have been received
from the captain of the Sardinian noti
fying the police that he will not let the
couple know that they have been dis
covered until they walk down ^the
gang plank into the arms'of the await
EVIDENCE 1$ VOLUMINOUS.
Hearing In Powder Trust Suit Finally
New York, July 25.—Hearings In the
suit brought 'by the government for
the dissolution of the powder trust for
alleged violations punishable under the
Sherman anti-trust act were concluded
today. Tfce hearings have continued
two years. Federal Examiner Mahaffy
will submit his report about Sept. 15
to the presiding judges of the United
States circuit court of Wilmington,
Del. More than 10,000 typewritten
pages of testimony have been adduced
by both sides, and almost 500 exhibits,
documents et al have bo^n offered in
evidence. More than 100 witnesses
have been examined.
TO INSPECT BOGUS LARD.
Government Will Pass Upon Cotton
Seed Oil Products.
Washington, July 25.—Secretary Wil
son's meat inspectors will continue to
Inspect lard substitutes, and not a
pound of that article can go into in
terstate commerce or foreign commerce
unless it bears the mark "IT. S. in
spected' and passed." This is the gist
of an opinion rendered today by Acting
Attorney General Fowler. The,opin
ion declared that lard substitute, which
is a cooking compound made up of one
fifth of animal fat, and four-fifths cot
ton seed oil. Is fairly within the defini
tion of meat food product, and must
AUTOS IN COLLISION.
One Hits Other in Repr-End Smash—
No One Injured.
Special to Times-Republican.
•Newton, July 25.—An automobile ac
cident, in which Mr. Carl iStlger, of
Toledo, who was driving one car and
another driver and car were involved
happened near here Sunday while Mr.
Stiger was on his way from Kellogg .to
Toledo 'was on his way a cross roads
curve, the Stiger car was run Into by
a car that came up from behind. The
latter car struck the rear of the Stiger
car, badly damaging the former and
throwing a woman passenger out. She
was not Injured, and the Stiger car
was but slightly damaged. The name
of the driver who was responsible for
the accident could not be learned.
ENTIRE SURPLUS GONE.
Embezzlement jef Fidelity Trust Com
pany's Assistant Secretary $1,400,000.
Louisville, July 25.—August Ropke,
assistant secretary and bookkeeper of
the Fidelity Trust Company, is be
lieved to have made away with $1,140,
000, the entire surplus of the concern,
according to a statement jurt made
by John W. Barr, president of the com
pssr. Ronke was a heavy speculator
and last large sums It Is said In wau
street and the Chicago board of trade.
His question was put to Barr: "Does
this amount represent Ropke's est de
MAESKALLTOWIN, IOWA, MONDAY JULY 26, 1910
falcations?" Barr replied: "I can only
say the entire surplus of the company
has been wiped out." The loss will be
met by an issue of stock aggregating
$1,000,000, which will be Issued by
stockholders at par. The bank's capital
stock is not impaired.
The Fidelity Trust Company repre
sented the wealth of Louisville, and
notwithstanding the serious blow, there
Is no apprehension over the outcome of
the shortage. Stockholders have al
ready agreed to subscribe the full
amount of the new Issue.
Ropke has been employed by the
bank for fifteen years, and an Investi
gation of the books will cover the
Ropke was arrested two weeks ago
when a 16,000 shortago was accidental
HOT IN THE EAST
New York Swelters All Night After
Suffering From Hottest Day of tho
Season—Chioago and the Southwest
New York, July 25.—After Its record
rise to 94 degrees yesterday, making
the hottest day of the season, the offi
cial mercury hovered about the 80 de
gree murk all night, registering a mini
mum of 78, and at 8 o'clock this morn
ing standing at 79, two above the fig
ures of the same hour Sunday. Nine
deaths which occurred the lost twenty
four hours are attributed to the heat..
Southwest is Roasting.
Kansas City, July 25.—Willi a tem
perature of 80 degrees at 7 o'clock this
morning today promised to outdo yes
terday, thus far the hottest of the sea
son. Tho highest temperature in ih«»
southwest yesterday was at Wichita,
Kan., a ml Krnld, Olcla., 109 being regis
tered at both places.
Corn Crop Damaged.
Wichita, ICan., July 25.-—four days
of hot winds and a temperature that
has remained around 103 degress has
seriously damaged the corn, fruit and
other growing crops In central Kansas
and norther Oklahoma. Some upland
fields arc dry enough to burn.
100 at St. Joseph.
St. Joseph, Mo., July 23.—Tho heat
record for several years was broken
here today when 100 was marked.
CHICAGO A FURNACE.
Temperature at 102 Sunday, Street
Chicago, July 25.—Average summer
weathef prevailed here today, follow
ing a record breaking temperature of
102 degrees recorded at the street level
yesterday. The mercury at 9 o'clock
this morning stood at 79. Reports of
several deaths and rritiny prostrations
yesterday the authorities to
FIRST DIVIDEND DECLARED.
Insurance Superintendent's Report Ap
proved in New Fraternal Order Case.
.Albany, N. Y., July 25.—Judge An
drews, sitting at a special term of the
supreme court at Syracuse, has ap
proved the report of William II. Hotch
klss, superintendent of insurance, and
has dlrectied paymeait of the first di
vidend of 60 per cent to certificate
holders of the People's Mutual I^lfe In
surance Association and League, be
ginning Aug. 1. This Is a fraternal in
surance society which came into pub
lic notice last December, as a result of
an attempt by its board of directors to
transfer control of the society and Its
$0,000,000 assets for a consideration of
ERUPTION OF ORATORY.
Long Drawn Out Fisheries Case
Reaches Summing Up Stage.
The'Hague, July 25.—The Ions drawn
out arguments in the Newfoundland
fisheries case before the arbitration
tribunal reached tho summing up stage
today. Sir W. S. Robson, the British
attorney general, will conclude the rase
fur Great Britain, and Senator Root
will close for the United States. Hob
son, who has (he first say. will occupy
die present week. In opening he took
the questions before tho tribunal seria
tim. Leading with No. 1, he denied in to
to the claims that the United States
sxerclsed any sovereignty over the fish
"YANKEE" ADMIRAL MARRIED.
Henry Walton Grinnell, Noted Civil
War Naval Fighter, Weds.
Boston, July 25.—Japan's "Yankee"
admiral, Henry Walton Grlnnell, was
married today to Miss Florence Mary
Roche, daughter the late James J.
Roche, the well known author. Grln
nell is 74 years old and was an inti
mate friend the father of his bride,
who is 2n years old. Grlnnell served
with Farragut at Mobile bay and later
was in the naval service in one of the
South American republics. Still later
he was adviser in the Japanese naval
establishment, previous to the Chlno
Japaneso war, and for his services In
that war was made an admiral In th"
TWO DIE IN CHAIR.
Double Execution of Murderara in Sing
Osslnlng, X. Y., July 25.—In a double
execution at Sing Sing prison today
two men paid. In the electric chair, the
penalty for murders corom!»f*-d in New
York city. They were Carl Loose,
convicted of tho murder of his daugh
ter. and Oulseppe Gambaro, a fratri
BOMB'S DEADLY WORK.
Mayor of Ridgsway, Va., Assassinated
At His Home.
Ridgeway, Va.. July 25—Mayor Bous
man was assassinated by a dynamite
bomb thrown from the street under a
hammock In which he was lying last
evening. No clue to the murderer or
cause of the crime has been found.
Chioago Getting Real Moral.
-Chicago, July 25.—Oh'ef of Police
Steward announced ty}ay that the
on'Jeffries fight pictures will not
It* allowed to be exhibited In Chloafo.
HENRY 8. KEFFEF^ .EDAR RAP
IDS, RESIGNS £N SHORT-
AGE 18 EALED.
ADMITS USIN^- BC«UT
OF PARK FUNDS
Keffer Was Federation of Labor Can
didate and Was Elected Following
Bitter Campaign—Says He Used
Money to P»y Personal Debts and
Special to Times-Republican.
Cedar Rapids, July
The defalcation was discovered a few
days ago when Councilman Stcpanek.
head of the litiance department, estab
lished a new system of checking and
Inventorying In every department of
city affairs. It was discovered that
last August Keffer had been authorized
to buy a burfaio lit:!I for the psrk zoo.
He was given a check for $350 and
went to buy the buffalo. The purchase
fell thru and instead of returning the
money to the city treasurer, Keffer
used it to pay a personal note then due
The remainder of the defalcation oc
curred recently. Keffer was bitten In
the arm by a dog and the wound was
so serious he was compelled to go to
a Pasteur institute for treatment. To
pay the expenses of the trip Keffer
used the money given liini by conces
sionaries In various city parks.
Keffer was formerly city clerk, being
elected to the city council when the
commission plan w*nt Into effect, and
was re-elected In March nfter a bitter
tight, during which his record was
ilercel.v attacked. Keffer "wasfthe Fed
eration of I.nbor candidate both city
WESTERN IOWA BLESSED.
Fine Rain Late in Weak Gives Hope
...» to Farmers.
Dnnlap, July 25.—The ft-n© rain which
came Thursday night has made the
corn brighten up and encourages the
farmer. Many are now right In the
midst of the wheat harvest, which gen
erally Is quite good. The oat crop Is
a failure here.
Woodbine, July 25.—A heavy rain
fell In the vicinity of Woodbine Thurs
day night. It rained for more than
two hours and was the heaviest of the
season. This, with the previous show
ers, has put the crops along in tine
shape, and there is every prospect of
a heavy corn crop. Tho winter wheat
is being harvested, with a good yield.
Silver City, July 25.—A nice rain fell
In this vicinity Thursday night. While
not as much as was needed, it will be
of great help to corn.
Missouri Valley. July 25.—John
Tamlslea, of the Valley Mills, says th•
wheat that Is now being received at
the mill is the finest ho has seen for
ti long time.
Ho thinks this year's wheat crop
the best Harrison county has raised l'i
STICK TQ BURGLARY THEORY.
Detectives Claim to Have Proof Rail
President Was Murdered.
Chicago, July "5—A positive asser
tion inaao by Plnltertons that they lui.l
sufficient evidence to prove that Ira
ii. Kawn was munWrd by a burglar
and the announcement bv Illinois I'en
tral attorneys that Mr. llnwn In death
would not be spared exposure In the
road's car fraud probe, If he was guilty,
were developments Saturday in thr
The Pinkertons assert that not alotv
is there no evidence of the Monon presi
dent having taken his own life, but
that there existed absolutely no reason
for him to commit suicide.
Interest In the case now turns upon
two events, the Inquest and tho re
sumption of the hearing of the oar
graft probe. The Inquest, which will
be held Wednesday night In the Win
netka council chamber. Is expected to
clear up many if not all the disputed
circumstances, and the hearing before
Master In Chancery Taylor promise?
to reveal beyond all doubt whether
Mr. Rawn had reason to fear that the
investigation would stigmatise him as
the "brains" of the fraud machinery.
This hearing will be resumed tomor
row, and Mr. Rawn was to have re
sumed the witness stnnd and take up
his story where he left off when put
under Ore July 7, had not death In
That the railroad's attorneys will
bring out the facts regardless of
whether they lay bare the chicanery of
a dead man was declared by both Mur
ry Nelson Jr. and Walter L. Fisher.
"We have not made up our minds
as yet what witnesses will be called
when the hearing Is resumed Tuesday."
said Mr. Nelaon. "But we are golnR
ahead with the inquiry as tho nothing
whatever had occurred."
Mr. Fisher said: "We will follow
the evidence,, no mattr where It lends."
The report from the Pinkertons
probably will offer the most complete
explanation of the shooting. Joseph H.
Schumacher, general superintendent of
the Plnkerton agency, made public the
"Plnkerton view" of the tragedy Sat
"Our thorough investigation aho-ws
that there is not a thing to give foun
dation ts the theory of suicide. We
know enough about the complexity of
th« car frauds to be satiated tbat air.
Noticeable News of Today
.,. seta at 7:25.
fair tonight and
i'uecday warmer in the central por
Illluols and Missouri—Generally fair
and continued warm tonight and Tues
South Dakota—Generally fair to
ilgtu and Tuesday cooler tonight.
Grand Trunk Strikers Rioting.
Company Attempting to Move
Ohio Republicans Await Garfleld.
Hornier to Attempt Northwest Pas
Commission Councilman an Embez
Bast and Southwest Sweltering.
PAGES TWO AND THREE.
Probing Infantile Paralysis.
Kef for, councilman at the iie«ad of the
department of parks and public prop
erty, tendered his resignation today,
follojvlng the admission that ho had
appropriated tc» his own use about 700
belonging to the park funds. Keffer's
resignation was accepted arid he has
arranged to make good the loss and he
will not be prosecuted.
Sunday Ca41 Fatal to Collins Youth.
Te-achors to Try Again.
A Church Innovation.
Tho Cerman Plan.
An Amusing and Ancient Sport.
Topics and Iowa Opinion.
Seven Fires In One Day.
Democrats Want Progressive Plat
Virginia of the Air I^anes.
PAGES SIX, EIGHT AND NINE.
Two 1'uVplt Orators lie fore Cluui
Plan Hlg Labor Day Parade.
New Physical Director Y. M. A.
Central Pays Much in Freight
Lenox Furnace Kmploye Badly Hurt
Mrs. J. W. Klser. Vunclevo, Dead,
(ieneral and Hrief CUv News.
Markets and General:
Com Market Wild.
Drouth Causes Prices to Jump.
Wheat .Follows I'pward Trend.
Cattle Receipts Too Heavy.
Slump In Hops.
Bryan Splits Nebraska Democrats.
Rawn had no occasion to fear com
plete investigation. The facts as we
havsi found them establish that Mr.
Rawn was murdered by a burglar."
Mr. Schumacher denied that two
men of tho Burns & Sheridan Detec
tive Agency were In the Rawn home
for two hours directly after the trag
Coroner HofTnian spent the afternoon
in a secret mission bearing on the
,'aw, and when he started refused to
reveal his destination.
Only Method of Curing Our Economic
Ills, Declares Cummins at Holton,
Kan.— People Psying Interest on
Holton, Kan., July 25. Senator
Cummins, of Iowa, speaking here this
afternoon, said that systematic ar
rangement of competition, and that
.ilone, could cure America's economic
troubles. He declared the tariff was
not revised as was promised In the re
i»iiblic:tn platform. lie denounced
monopolies and cited the rase of the
railroads, which bo said had In ten
yearn "added threw and one-half billion
dnllars to their capitalization on t»et
terments and extensions without the
Investment of a pintle penny of Inde
pendent capital, and we must pay |n
:erest on this surplus Investment."
THREE GIRLS DROWNED.
Triple Tragedy at Result of Cloudburst
on Cheyenne River.
Pierre, S. D.. July 25. News reiictied
here todny that the Misses Blunehe At
wood, Kttu Aldrlch and Sortie Trmier
wore drowned hy a woll of water which
swept down tho Cheyenne river »tnt
urday from a cloudburst further up the
stream. The victims were members of
a picnic party. They were fording the
river at tho timo In a carriage. Frank
Wagner, the driver, only escaped by
clinging to the lines and being pulled
out of the Hood hy the train.
Aged Mason Buried at Clinton.
Special to Tlmos-KepubUcan.
•Clinton, July 2fi.—iHocratea C. Bates,
aged R5. widely known In Masonic cir
cles of Iowa and a pioneer of the
Hawkeye state, who died at Boone, wis
given nn Imposing Masonic funeral
from the Scottish rite cathedral hero.
Blind Pigs Raided.
.Special to Times-Republican.
Burlington, July 25.—Sheriff Wil
liams yesterday raided three blind pigs
operating upon Otter Island, two miles
above town and arrested the propriet
ors. They wera taken to Mediapolls
British Steamar to Bluafields.
Kingston, Jamaica, July 25. The
British cruiser Scylla sailed lost night
for Blueflelds. Nicaragua, under orders
to protect British Interests at that
Thousands of Jews Expelled.
Kiev, July 25.—During the nine days
ending July 25, 941 Jews were expelled
from this city. The records show 7,593
expulsions since May 14.
Contractor Killed by Auto.
Mount Pleasant. Mich.. July J5.—
Louis TV Cole, a prominent contractor,
was killed today by hia automobile
Peoria, July 35.
corn—No. 1 is higher, no
•wd* N E 1 7 4
CANADIAN POLAR NAVIGATOR TOl
SAIL FROM ATLANTIC TO
EXPECTS TO BRINfr VESSEL J.
Ottawa, Ont.. July 27.—Captain
Bernler, the Canadian Polar navigator.
Is now en route to Canadian ar^tla w»
ters with the government's permission
to attempt tho northwest p^isage and
bring hia vessel around to Victoria,
li. C.. a feat whlcJh was unsuccessfully'
tried by Peary.
INT® VICTORIA, B.
Bom lor to Attempt Feat at Which,
Peary and Other* Failed—Northwest
Passage Never Sucoeaafully Negoti«t
ated by Vesesl—Government En
ether navigators during tho last cen
Ku route. Bender will assert British
and Canadian sovereignty over all le
lauds in tho north, many of which
have not been visited except by early
explorers. Ho also will investigate ru
mors of mineral dopoilts at v&rloua'
points in tho north.
Tho last time the northwest p&asage I
was made was In 1854 by MoClure.
lie. however, did not bring his vessel
thru, but walked across the ice to
.ueivilie island. Captain Amundsen's
voyage of four years ago was via the
southern passage, south of VlctorUk
PREMIER THROWN OUT.
Chalmers Wirta Glidden Trophy After
New York. July 24.—At a meeting off
the contest board of the American Aut-*!
'tmobllo Association, held here 8atur«|
day, It was announced that after a two*'
day hearing la the matter of the!
awards of the Oliddea trophy, the pro
test of the Chalmers Motor Ooonpany
ugaln*t tho Premier car had teen aua«
tulnnd. The Premier car has l)een di»~
tjuaJlfled and tho Glidden trophy
awarded to the Chalmers cw No. 6,
which was driven by Bolger.
The Chalmers people protested tha
Premier car to the referee on tho
ground that its auxiliary oil tank and
pump equipment was not stock. Thai
referee refused to consider tha thai
protest on the ground that It should]
have bce« /lied before the tour started.
hut the contest board sustained tha'
TRAIN ROBBED AT STATIOff.
Daring Bandits Hold Up Pasaengers
in New Jersey.
New York, July 25.—An Ontario and
Western truln 1 the station at Wee
tiawken, N. J.. was held up Saturday
evening at 6 o'clock and the Tasaengers I
In one of the coaches, mostly tmml- |,
grants, were forced to stand and deliver I
their money at the point of a revolver.
Five men were concerned in the hold
up. One of them, who remained out
side the train, was caught by the po
lice and l» locked up In the Wee
luuvken police and Is lecked up In the
Weehawken pollse station. The other
four In thi» excitement that followed
the robbery made their escape Into
the station and were lout In the crowd
•if a thousand passengers. Tho rob
bers got a^out $."'00.
GOLFERS ARE QUALIFYING.
Play Begun at Minneapolis For West*
Minneapolis, July 25.—\V. T. How
land, Jr.. of the iSlenview Club, with
71!. turned in tho lowest score of the
first half of the squad which competed
In today'* IS holes of the qualifying
round for the western golf champion
ship. J. P. Cady. of Rock Island, had
a mark of 82 and W. V. Chambers, of
Harry O. I***, of Mtnikahda. took
the lend In the flrst half of the qualify
Ing round by scoring a phenomenal 70.
PROSPECT OF LYNCHING.
Negro Burglar Imperiled in Jail for
Terro Haute. Ind., July 25.—Georgs
M. ldnts Is dying here from the effects
of a bullet fired last night by a burg
lar. Ho positively identified Albert
McOowan. a negro, as the man who
shot hlin. McOovran was taken to Jail
and It is fi^ared an attempt may b«
made to lynch him. Tha sheriff has
made preparations to defend the j&ll.
VICTIM OF MURDER PLOT.
Woman Dead in Cleveland Haapital
Believed te Have Been Poiasned.
•Cleveland. July 25.—Mrs. Mary Hm
erson, Mged &£. who died tn a hospital
here Thursday. Is believed toy the po*
lice te have been polsooed as the re
sult of a murder plot. The two women
companions who were with hef when
she was taken 1U, have disappeared.
DESERTED WIFE ENDS LIFE.
Mrs. Clara Brown, of Benton, Takes
Special to Times-Republican.
Waterloo, July 25.—-Despondent frsm
being deserted by her husband, who
left her some time ago, Mrs. Chora
Emma Brown took carbolio acid, at
her home In Benson, this county, 8at«
urday night, and died this morning
She ieft a small daughter. t:
Bryan Fails t® Appear.
Grajvd Island, Neb.. July *5.—DeN
egates to tomorrow's demooratlo eon*'
ventlon are gathering. The main tight
on the platform la over county opttoa.
Bryan's failure to appear here canted
a postponement of •the option was
meeting, at which he was to have hWi
the principal spe«Mcr.