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•r 2" 4 sr f/h* it" I 1 fc' K'SiS: A ,j.y if h}i f'*. Sat mf Mr* IS GALA DAY' FOR OTTOttVA il |i*» Scores of Iowa Odd Fellows Assemble for State i$r"i"* -i Meeting. r- :1ARE GIVEN A RECEPTION fVisitors Being Entertained toythe Local Rebekah Lodges. HOSTER OF THE IOWA DEPARTMENT 3$' '-T JjOpening Business Session Held This Morning—Reports of Commanding Officer and Department Treasurer Given—Reception and Ball Brilliant Odd Fellows from all over the state .g ,* sion was he!d this morning and ad journed at 9 oVlock until tomorrow morning. This afternoon a reception tensive guests a tt: I p'easant one- 'a'"i Reception Was Brilliant Affair. VtT Program Tonight. The opening meeting this morning was all given to business. Plans, how- this evening at the opera house, when a number of persons will receive the decoration of chivalry. An excel lent program will also be rendered, which will be interspersed with ad dresses by some of the prominent Odd Fellows in attendance. Opening of Council. The department council of Idwa met, !h annual session this morning, being Credentials—Maj. W. H. Nelson, Maj. Ira W. Naylor, Captain Edge. Judiciary—General M. Newman, Gen. S. P. Smith, Col. N. S. Johnson. Elections—Capt. Bird, Capt. Mar shall, Lieut. S. F. Rhoades. Finance—Col. Jacob Kocher, Col. W. B. Welch, Major J. L. Silberstein. Legislative—Chevalier J. S. Bel lamy, Gen. E. E. Lambert, Captain L. O. Peterson. Reorganization of department—Che valier H. E. Hyland, Col. C. H. Carna han, Lieut. Col. Whitenack. State of the order—Maj. George Kellogg, Captain R. W. Harrison, Col. W. A. Fulkerson. Warrants and returns—Col. N. R. Buck, Chevalier G. L. Snyder, Cheva lier E. S. Proper. Distribution—Lieut. C. E. Alexan der, Col. Seneca Cornell, Chevalier George Barquist. Installing officers—Brig. General M. Newman, p.nd Brig. General S. P. Smith. Colonel Wil V. Tufford, SSisffi S C* is being held at the I. O. O. F. hall by of the republican members of the the three Rebekah lodges in the city, house the natives bolted the party and Many of the visiting officers and chev- chose Jonah' Kumalee, a half caste, for aliers are accompanied by their wives! speaker, and Solomon Meheula, home pJ and the local Rebekahs have made ex- ruler, for secretary. The second ter vti The reception last evening was a brilli&nt affair. The hall was beauti fully decorated with innumerable streamers of bunting, and in every par ticular it could be seen that the fullest preparations had been made to insure success. The officers and chevaliers appeared in full dress uniform. The Rebekahs assisted the local members of the Patriarchs Militant in doing the honors and for the evening the for mality which marked the later sessions .5 of the council was forgotten. The *f Fifty-fourth regimental orchestra play 's? ed throughout the reception and for the dancing which followed. A re freshment table was presided over by members of the Ottumwa Rebekah lodges. Klris AUDI!MAIMS 5.00 a i-» jy O 5.2 O Nrf jfN ?.nf CO 1 EXPLOSION *-*fAUKEE CUT OFF. !b fia D\ £_' 6»ui iu Bar0n Fejervary, minister of the na *er,e_™?*1Grand tional defense, "and Deputy Leng Yal, Chevalier Roster, Department of Iowa. Following is the roster of the depart ment of Iowa, the officers in the vari ous divisions and brigades: Major General M. F. Leroy, com ix. jnanding. Colonel R. N. Buck, chief of staff. Colonel Wil V. Tufford, special aide. .(Continued oa Page 8.) ON THE John Mahanna, Sub-Contractor Killed and Six Austrian Workmen Injured in Rock Blasting Accident at 10 O'clock This Morning. Washington, Feb. 19.—(Special) John Mahanna -was killed and six Austrian workmen were injured, as the result of a dynamite explosion on the Milwaukee cut off near Grace Hill about 10 o'clock this morning. John Mahanna was a sub-contractor for Flick & Johnson Grading company and was in charge of the grading in the vicinity of Grace Hill for the new line of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul railway. This morning he was finishing up the work on this part of the cut-off and was engaged with his men in blasting rock, when the ex plosion occurred, resulting in his death. COLD WAVE BROKEN. Temperature Moderating—Rain in West Gulf Siates. Chicago, Feb. 19.—The force of the cold wave throughout the northwest .. has been broken, but the temperature gtilj assembled in the city last night and to- -western portion of the country. Indi day to attend the annual department cations are, however, for moderating council of the Patriarchs Militant,I. O. ^mperature in those sections It is ... raining tne west gulf states ana O. P., which opened in this city witn I light snow flurries are falling in the a grand reception last evening. Offi-| northwest. cers and chevaliers from nearly all the branches of the order in the state are in attendance. 'I'he first business ses- ]ow jn the central and north' NATIVES CONTROL IN HAWAII. Half Caste Chosen for Speaker—Split in Republican Party. Honolulu, Feb. 19.—At the caucus plans to make the stay of their ritorial legislature "convened today. convened The natives will control the legisla ture and extend the session if they desire AGREE TO DIE. Ella Atkins Tqkes Morphine—Folger Green Stabs Himself. New Orleans, Feb. T9.—Ella Atkins is dead and Folger Green is in the hos pital with three knofe wounds is the result of a compact they entered into to end their lives. The woman died of morphine poisoning and the man stabbed himself. The couple stopped at the Victor hotel registering as man and wife. A DUELIST AT SEVENTY. Baron Ferjervary Slightly Wounded in Encounter With Deputy Leng Yal. Buda Pest, Feb. 19.—A duel with swords was fought today between Deputy Leng as the result of a dispute in the Hun garian ichamber Tuesday, when the minister called the deputy a liar. Baron Ferjervary was slightly wound ed three times in the hand. The baron is over seventy years of age. COMMERCE BUILDING URGED. Mercer Sees Corte|y°" called to order at 10 o'clock with Gen.- posed Structure. oral M. F. LeRoy, in the chair. After Washington, D. C., Feb. 19.—Repre roll call the minutes of the last regu- sentative Mercer of Nebraska, chair lar session were approved as printed, man of the house committee on public The president then appointed the fol-1 buildings and grounds, has conferred lowing committees: Committees Appointed. 'Decoration of Chivalry—Col. W. C. Kuramer, Lieut. Chas. Bauer, Captain K. C. Kurtis. Regarding Pro- with Secretary Cortelyou concerning a building for the new department of commerce and labor. TO OUTLAW SLANDERERS. Proposes to Justify Homicide Where Family Honor is Assailed. Topeka, Kas., Feb. 19.—Represen tative Waggener has a bill which he will introduce justifying homicide when it is done in defending a family against slander. TO GO TO ST. LOUIS. General Byers to Prepare for Trip of Guardsmen to Dedication. Des Moines, Feb. 19.—Adjutant Gen eral Byers will leave for St. Louis Sunday to make preparations for the accommodation of the members of the Iowa national guard, who are to at tend the exposition dedication April 30. NEW GUARD COMPANY. Iowa Falls Men Prepare for Muster Into the Iowa Militia.. Des Moines, Feb. 19.—According to the information received at the office of Adjutant General Byers, the raili L. W- White and Major R. L. Sheppard tary company that has been organiz were appointed as a special committee ing for some time is now ready for on that part of the president's report muster, referring to Camp Goodwin. Several bills were also presented and referred at- this meeting. The committee on decoration of chivalry reported on those who were to take the decoration this evening at the Grand opera house. Other business was also given atten tion, when the meeting adjourned, to meet tomorrow morning at 9 o'clock. SPRINGFIELD, OHIO, HAS FIRE. Christian Association, Fountain Square Theatre and Adjacent Buildings Go. Springfield, Ohio, Feb. 19.—The Young Men's Christian association building, the Fountain Square theatre and several adjacent buildings were burned this morning. The loss is fully $250,000. CLASSED WITH SMALLPOX. State Board of Health Orders Quaran tine on Chicken Pox. Des Moines, Feb. 19.—(Special.)— The state board of health has issued an order to quarantine chicken pox the same as smallpox. WILL CALL SESSION President Roosevelt Deter mined to Secure Treaties' Ratification. THE DEMAND IS URGENT Depends on Passage of Panama and Cuban Bills. WANTS EARLY ACTION OH MEASURES Believes Attempt is Being Made to Attach Certain Provisions of State hood Bill to Treaties and Make Passage of One Depend on Other. Washington, D. C. Feb. 19.—Presi dent Roosevelt will ball an extra-or dinary session of the senate unless both the Panama canal and the Cuban reciprocity treaties are ratified at the present session. «ls Determined. The President made a declaration of his intention to several senators to day and made it emphatically and un equivocally as he was capaple of mak ing it. It is deemed likely by the offi cials and many of the senators that both treaties will be ratified before March 4, but the necessity for early ratification is regarded by the Presi dent as so urgent that in the event of the failure of either one or both at the pr'esent**sessioni.-he will iss.ue Immedi ately his cal for an extra session. Said to Be Grave Reasons, It is said that there are grave reas ons of state why both treaties should be ratified as soon as possible. There is a movement on foot among some of the friends of the statehood bill in the senate to couple portions of that meas ure with those of the Panama canal treaty and make the ratification of one depend on the passage of the other. The details of the plans have not come to light fully, but it is understood that the scheme is to menace the treaty by delay until an agreement to vote on the statehood bill can be secured. DR. KNIPE RESIGNS. Gives Up Position as Football Coach at State University. Iowa City, Feb. 19.—Dr. Knipe, who has been the coach at the University of Iowa for several years, has tele graphed his resignation to the board of regents. He is at present in New York City. What he has in view is not announced. The regents may elect as his suc cessor former Captain Griffith, now instructor and physical director at the University of Idaho former Cap tain Clyde Williams, Asistant Coach Hobbs, or Edson, the star half back of two years ago. DR. LINN RESIGNS. Dr. Adams Becomes President of State Board of Health. Des Moines, Feb. 19.—(Special.)— Dr. A. M. Linn has resigned the presi dency of the state board of health. Dr, C. B. Adams of Sac City has been elected as his successor. ON FRIENDLY TERMS. Diplomatic Relations Between Ger many and Venezuela Resumed. Berlin, Feb. 19.—It is officially an nounced that diplomatic relations be tween Germany and Venezuela have been renewed. The new minister, Herr Pellgram, sails for Caracas im mediately. DEATH UNDER ENGINE. OTTUMWA, WAPELLO COUNTY, IOWA, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 1903. BAPTISTS TO BUILD SELL* CHURCH STRUCTURE ofo THIRD STREET TO Y. W. C. A. At Meeting Last Evening Members of First Baptist Church Vote to Erect New Structure—Association Pays $7,000 for-Property. The members of the First Baptist church at a. to W. D. Carroll of Glidden Ground Pieces at Marshalltown. Marshalltown, Feb. 19.—(Special.) W. D. Carroll of Glidden, a Chicago Great Western brakeman switching in the yards here this morning fell under an engine and was ground to pieces. LIVONIA ARRIVES. Overdue Allen Line Steamer Reaches Halifax. Halifax, N. S„ Feb. 19.—The Allen 'line steamer Livonia, seven days overdue, has arrived here. The captain reports having encountered terrific weather. meeting held last evening decided to build a new $15,000 or $20,000 church structure, and accepted the offer of the Qttumwa Y. W. C. A. of $7,000 for the present building on West Third street. By this transac tlon the Baptistsi: will have a larger and more adequate place of worship and the association members will be given a home which will be large enough to accommodate Its ever In creasing membership. There is no site as yet secured for the. new Baptist church edifice. This matter, however, and the other arrangements have been referred to the trustees and deacons of the church. The W. C. A. will take possession of the building in June or July and will at once commence re pairs to fit the building for its needs. The building project has been talk ed of in the First Baptist church for some time and committees have been quietly at work for weeks securing subscriptions for the purpose of erect ing a new church building. Last eve ning a special meeting was called and the greater -number of the members of the church responded. When the report of the comimttee was read it showed that $9,000 had been secured.! The matter-of-building was at on cal put to a vote arid was carried almost unanimously ,b«i three negative votes: being received, The trustees and deacons of the Church were then au thorized to prooeed as a committee to select and purchase a site and arrange for the erection of the new church home. The committee named is as follows: Dr. E., T. Edgerly, W. H. Cooper, Dr. H. W. Roberts, E. A. Chambers, John Peach, Dr. J. Miller, J. E. Willis. "Will Farrington, C. L. Fir kins and Hufeh Jameson. To Be Modernly Fitted. The plans tor .the new building are as yet in embryO: as it was not known until last evening that the project would carry as required by a vote of the ehurch.mefij.hers. However, it is stated the churoh wilt be -entirely modem in its appointments and will be fitted with a large auditorium and Sunday school room adjoiiiing, which will be separated from the main room by a folding partitioii. The seating capacity will be between four and five hundred and this can be greatly increased by removing the partition and throwing the two rooms together. The Y. W. C. A. will take possession of the- building in the summer and while it has not as yet been definitely decided, it is thought probable that the Baptists will worship in the Y. M. C. A. auditorium until the completion of the new church. Y. W. C. A. to Improve Building. The officers of the Y. W. C. A. will make extensive improvements after they secure possession of the Baptist church building. One of the officers announced this morning that another story would be added to the building and that it would be fitted up in the most complete manner, to include an auditorium, gymnasium, reading rooms, parlors, game and dining rooms. The association officers are planning to have the improvements finished by September 1. NARROW ESCAPE OF RIFLES. Two Days Later 30,000 Guns Would Have Been Burned. Washringlon, Feb. 19.—General Cor sier says that had the Rock Island fire occurred two days later, it would have destroyed 30,000 Krag-Jorgenson rifles, valued at $500,000, enroute to the ar senal, to be stored in the warehouse which burned. SOLDIER MADE A DATTO. Moros Confer Priestly Dignity Upon Captain Pershing at Bayan. Manila, Feb. 19.—While Captain Pershing was at Bayau, the Moro stronghold in the Lanao district of the island of Mindanao, the Moros conse crated him a datto, which is a priestly office. FOUR HUNDRED DELEGATES. Biennial Convention of State Young Men's Christian Association. Cedar Rapids, Feb 19.—Nearly four hundred delegates wer present when the biennial convention of the state Young Men's Christian Association met this afternoon. The sessions will continue until Sunday. Many workers of national reputation are present. STUDENT COMMITS SUICIDE. Orlo G. Pepper Shoots Himself at Ann Arbor University. Ann Arbor, Miclj, Feb. 19.—Orlo G. Pepper, a freshman dental student in the University of Michigan, shot him self through the brain, dying instantly, pepper had been reading up on suicide until he became a monomaniac on the subject. THE WEATHER FOR IOWA Chicago. Feb. 19. nigiit ture. -Partly cloudy to Rising tempera- and Friday. d! I JUDGE WILLIAM R. BAY. POWERS TO PRESENT NOTE TO SULTAN TODAY. Protection of Lives and Complete Safe Guarding of Interests of Christians Form Chief Feature of Concerted Ac tion By the Powers. Paris, Feb. 19.—The Russian foreign minister has communicated to the French government the fact that Rus sia received yesterday the last adher ence of the European powers to the joint note to Turkey on the subject of reforms, thus making the action of the powers unanimous. He accordingly directed the Russian ambassador at Constantinople to proceed in company with the Austrian ambassador to the sultan and present the joint note to day. The protection of lives and com plete safeguarding of the interests of the Christians form the chief features of the note. SUFFERING IN INDIANA. High Water and Bitter Cold Cause I tense Suffering. Vincennes, Ind., Feb. 19.—The high water which has turned to ice and the bitter cold has brought intense desti tution and much suffering to scores of homes in the Emberras bottoms south of here. Thousands of acres of land which last week were under water are now covered with Ice and many homes are entirely 'surrounded by it. The Wabash river continues to rise and add to the destruction. In the desolate districts farmers are fighting with hunger and cold and in some cas es the people are living in tents on the side hill or on top of the levee. LACEY TO SPEAK. Will Address Des Moines Republican Club. Washington, D. C., Feb. 19.—Con gressman Lacey has accepted an in vitation to address the republican club at Des Moines at the Grant ban quet. The subject of his address is "Henry Clay." TO MEET IN MARSHALLTOWN. State Prohibitionists Will Name Full State Ticket. Des Moines, Feb. 19.—The annual state convention of the prohlbitoin party will be held at Marshalltown May 27 and 28. It is planned to put a full'state ticket in the field. •ifr1" ENGINE WRECKS? TROLLEY CAE a-/ .-v.-r-i- Ex-Secretary of State William R. pay of Canton, O., has been selected by President Roosevelt to succeed Judge Shiras, of the United States su preme bench, who yesterday sent his resignation to the President. Judge Day is at present a member of the United States circuit court and had wide fame" for his profound knowledge of law and his ability as judge. TILLMAN OFFERS AFFIDAVITS. Attempts to Show That He Acted in Self De fense in Shooting Gonzales. Columbia, S. C., Feb. 19.—The hearing on application for bail in the case of the state against fprmer Lieutenant Governor Tillman, charged with the murder of Editor Gonzales, was begun'here this morning- before Chief Justice Pope. Tillman was not present, but was represented by his counsel. The affidavits for defense tended to show that Tillman acted in self defense, declaring that he had receive-l messages and information that Gon/.ales intended to take the defendant's life. UNANIMOUS ACTION PRAISES HENDERSON ROOSEVELT Pi-EASED WITH WORK OF CONGRESS. Congratulates Speaker on Passage of Large Amount of Vital Legislation During His Presidency of the House —Are on Cordial Terms. Washington, Feb. 19.—"Mr. Speak er, permit me to heartily congratu late you upon the fact that the house of representatives under your direc tion has passed more legislation of importance and vital concern to the people than during any period in the history of the nation since the civil Pany war. Mr Speaker, again I congratu late you." The above language was uttered by President Roosevelt to Speaker Hen derson when the latter called to con fer with the President on some public matter, and the conversation was ov erheard by a prominent official sitting in the room. Speaker Henderson expressed his gratitude that the President was pleased with what had been accom plished, and the men occupying the positions of the greatest power in the nation proceeded to business. This incident ought to effectually dispose of the claims that the speak er and President are not on terms of cordiality. TO RUN WILD WEST SHOW. Cole Younger, the Ex-Bandit, is to Manage a New Concern. Lee Summit, Mo.. Feb. 19—Cole Younger, the pardoned convict, has confirmed the report that he intends to run a wild west show, saying that ho had already signed a contract with Chicago men, owners of a show now there. Younger said he would be manager and treasurer but stated em phatically that he would not show himself in the arena. He said that he was negotiating with Frank James, whom he wanted to join the show. WILL SUCCEED DAY. J. K. Richards Selected as New Circuit Judge. Washington, D. C., Feb. 19.—John K. Richards, the present solicitor gen eral, has been selected by the Presi dent to be circuit judge of the sixth judicial circuit, to succeed William R. Day, who will be appointed to the su preme court in place of Justice Shiras, wlio has resigned. 'k -ft-, ifi [N UMBER 94 High School Students Ground to Death by Heavy Wheels. NEWARK CATASTROPHE Trolley Oar Slips on Io Bails In Front of Train. #t WRECK SCENE RESEMBLED SHAMBLES Car Was Run Five Mornings a Week for Accommodation of Students and: Was Crowded With Young Men and Women. -v Newark, N. J., Feb. 19.—Loaded td its utmost capacity with high school students, a trolley car was this morn ing struck by a Delaware, Lackawan na & Western train. Eight pupils were killed outright and three died from injuries. The motorman was fatally hurt and thirty or more of the occupants of the car were injured five of whom are believed to be ia-t tal. Twenty of the injured were tak en to the hospital. Word was imme diately sent to the authorities and the police reserve and ambulances of the' city were rushed to the scene of the accident. Dangerous Crossing. The accident occurred at the Clif ton avenue crossing, which has long,, been noted as a dangerous spot. 1 Though there are gates, it is stated that there is some question as to whether both crossing gates were down as the car and train approached the crossing. S a a in According to information gathered from the scene of the wreck, the mo torman saw the approaching train and immediately put on the brakes with all possible force. Owing, however, to the snow and ice, it is stated that the motorman was unable to overcome the momentum of the car and it slid up on the icy rails until the front plat form of the car projected across the railroad track. Terrible Crash. Before the passecgc-.s of the car had any opportunity to lsave the car, or had any warning as to the impending danger the engine struck the platform of the trolley car hurling it across the track and turning it over. By the force of the collision some of the pas sengers were thrown beneath the wheels of the engine and ground to death. Others severely injured suffer ed for a short time and then expired. When the first rescuing party arriv ed a horrible sight met its view, rep resenting shambles. The trolley car was the one the com- rulls fivc mornings of the ueek for the special accommodation of the high school students and at the time of the crash it was loaded .with young men and women from all parts ol the., city. COURT MARTIAL, CHAPLAIN.'' Gen. Funston Orders Trial of H. C. Gravitt for Debt. Denver, Colo., Feb. 19.—Gen. Fred erick Funston, commander of the de partment of Colorado, has ordered at court martial to try Chaplain H. C. Gavitt of the First cavalry for conduct unbecoming an officer and gentleman. The charge is the outcome of the chaplain's alleged refusal to pay a debt alleged to be due a Chicago busi ness house. TYPHOID GAINS AT ITHACA. Epidemic Three Weeks Old is Claim, ing New Victims. Ithaca, N. Y., Feb. 19.—Eight new cases of typhoid fever were reported from Cornell university and eight more patients were sent out of town. The number of deaths In the town, in cluding the university, to date ia twenty, nine of the fatal cases being among the students. Missouri in!® si DOCKERY AFTER OFFICE, 1 Governor Said to Oppose: Separate Cars for Negroes. Jefferson City, Mo., Feb. 19.—It Igi the current gossip here that Governor! Dockery has presidential aspirations and that as a result it is his intention to veto the bill providing separate' cars for negroes in case the measured is passed.