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TUESDAY, October 20, 1903. 7" TV
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He Claims That He Was Not Trying to
Escape From Officers of Justice But
4",Wa8 Forced to Flee From Buxton
Mob to Escape Lynching.
Albia, Oct. 17.—(Special) —Joseph
{t. Smith, the colored man from Hock
at her home in Buxton early yes
jrday morning, was captured about
®'clock last evening at Hocking by
Charles Allen, who, with Constable .T.
*3. Williams and James Hurt of Hock
/)ng, brought Smith to Albia last night
find delivered him to Sheriff John Do
,.*er and he is now incarcerated in the
bounty jail here.
Asked for Protection.
Smith, when interviewed hero this
morning by a Courier representative
said that he was bound for Albia to
give himself up to the sheriff imme
diately after the shooting yesterday,
but was forced to stay away because
tihe crowd of pursuing colored peo
ple from Buxton, all of them armed,
%|rew so close that he was afraid to
Town Was Aroused.
Nearly every man living in Buxton
Was enraged by the murder of Mrs.
while 5?0^ E
dej-er been captured in the morning
there is little doubt that he would
have been summarily executed.
A Brutal Murder.
fi&fJrXi* Oskaloosa, Oct. 10.—(Special)—The
little mining camp of Buxton which
has been the scene of many a tragedy
during the few years of its existence
was horrified this morning by the
knowledge of a murder which for cold
blooded brutality surpasses any of the
crimes ever before committed, even
at Buxjon. Many a miner dropped his
dinner bucket this morning and with
dinner bucket this morning and with-
out in search of James Smith, a negro
who, at 5:30, went to the home of
Mrs.Mary Cannaday and without warn
ing, shot the woman dead. Had not
the very boldness of the crime dum
founded the population of the little
mining camp tor a time it is probable
that Iowa would have added to the list
of lyncriings for the year, but Smith
after killing the woman, fled toward
Albia and before a party large enough
to capture him could be organized he
had gained a good start toward Al
bia. i"-'
*«©. Story of the Crime.
si® The story of the murder tends to
the conviction that Smith was either
crazy or intoxicated when he commit
ted it, as it seems almost beyond be
lief that anyone in his right mind
could .bring himself to commit such a
foul crime. Smith, who has been liv
ing with his wife and children at
Y* Hocking for some months, working in
the mines arrived at Buxton last
night and went to the home of a col-
Vt.ored man named McMillan to spend
-the night. He arose this morning
and came down stairs from tbe sleep
i§&.^ing rooms to the dining room about 5
Swo'cloclc while the McMillans were at
breakfast. Without saying a word,
he passed through the kitchen, and
out at the rear door. The McMillans,
thinking he "would return in a few
minutes for breakfast, waited for
jS^Home minutes but thought nothing of
sf-'''his non-appearance.
P^'r.tr is Premeditation.
As if following a plan which he
had already studied out to his satis
faction, Smith meanwhile went to the
home of Mrs.Cannaday where the wom
an was preparing breakfast for her
husband, Sam aCnnaday, employed at
night in mine No. 11. TJje husband
had not returned home aS, that hour
though he was expected soon. Smith
must have knowr. these facts, for he
Went straight from the McMillan
fcome to tli&t of the Cannadays, where
he knocked upon the. front door. Mrs.
Cannaday opening the door to answer
the summons, received a bullet from
the revolver which Smith had up to
that time carried concealed in a pock
et. A second bullet was fired im
mediately and both found lodgment in
the body of the unfortunate woman,
who fell dead across her own thresh
Threatened More Murders.
Smith, turning from the body of the
woman, already growing cold in death,
walked leisurely away from the house
and went to the Baptist church, a short
distance away, where he sat down on
the platform for a few minutes. Some
women neighbors of the Cannadays,who
had heard the shots, ran to the house,
wffere they were horrified by the sight
of the woman's dead body. They has
tened. down the, street in search of a
doctor, but when they came to the
Baptist church they were stopped by
Smith, who demanded to know where
they were going. When they replied
that they were on their way, for a doc
toi", Smith said, according to their
"You had better go back home right
now or xou will need a doctor for your
Thus repulsed the women ran back
to the Cannaday house. Had they been
successful in their quest for a doctor,
however, It woujd have been useless,
for J£rs. Cannaday was dead when they
first saw "her, though they did not rea
lize the fact,
9buld Hove Been Captured.
Meanwhile Smith left the church and
proceeded on down the street, meeting
miners who were on their way
to work. They were at that time ig
norant' the awful crime he had com
mitted, however, and passed him with
a friendly nod or a word of greeting.
Soon afterward and before the little
town had begun to fully realize the
truth regarding the murder of one of
its most respected residents, the mur
derer had escaped into the woods and
on his way toward Albia.
Were Friends Yeare Ago.
Friends of Mrs. Cannaday this morn
ing said that the woman had been per
secuted by Smith for several months.
It seems that they were 011 friendly
illations when they both lived in Vir
ginia but that since coming west Mrs.
Cannaday had refused to associate with
Smith as of old and tne man had be
come very angry. The two. it is said,
had several quarrels at different times
and at the last term of the Monroe
county district court an attempt was
made to indict Smith on the charge of
who shot and killed Mrs. Ida Ken-j threatening to murder the woman. The
that he has threatened since that time
to kill her.
Description of Alleged Murderer.
Smith is described as being about six
feet tall and weighing about two hun-
Every Republican in the State is Be
ing Urged to Go to the Polls and
Cast His Ballot This Fall—Cam-
the teeth, scoured the country in
search of Smith. Many threats of
lyncjing were made and had the mur-j to'these There" wilt'be a "large numbe'r
0j 0tiler
speakers in different parts of!
the state. In spite of the apathy
which semes to prevail all of the cam
paign speakers report good audiences.
Governor Cummins and Senator Dol
liver have both had fine meetings dur
ing the past week. Congressmen, La
cey and Cousins have also hid exeel
len meetings.
Many School House Meetings.
A large number of school house
many ot-
meetings are being held in many of.the »n £e mllnes for »e vera!
counties. During the next two weeks
out waiting to change his pit clothes, poetically in every county in l»wa.j tne fact that all the partie
.. #. ,!
f'-« me mi uiuL (in n:— parties were more
for others more comfortable started These
an(] ave among
I means
ed and
Hon. Charles Emory S'aith of Phil
adelphia, former postmaster general,
will speak at Independence Saturday
evening, October 17. This will be his
only political meeting in Iowa and ar
rangements are being mele by the re
publicans o£ Buchanan county tor a
big rally.
Herriott at Caiey.
Lieutenant Governor Herriott will
make his first campaign rpeech at Cas
ey in Guthrie county Saturday night.
All Must Votn.
The Importance of eveVy republican
better position to make a strong cam
paign next fall. Republican voters
should remember that if they stay
away from the polls this fall they are
assisting the democrats ia their cam
paign of next year.
Will Make You Feel Young.
Electric Bitters are a marvelous
tonic, and work wonders for a weak,
run-down system. Try them. Only
50c. F. B. Clark.
A factory to manufacture excelsior
and wood wool is expected to locate in
Dubuque in the next few months, em
ploying about fifty men.
Never Ask Advice.
When you have a cough or cold
don't ask what is good for it and get
some medicine with little or no merit
and perhaps dangerous. Ask for Fo
ley's Honey and Tar, thfe greatest
throat and lung remedy. It cures
coughs and colds quickly. For sale by
W. D. Elliott, on Main and Court Sts.
Every mother who has-a boy to 6end
to school should get him one of those
school suits' that they are closing out
at cost at Tlje Hub.
One Lady's Recommendation Sold Fif
ty Boxes of Chamberlain's Stom
ach and Liver Tablets.
I have, I believe, sold fifty boxes of
Chamberlain's Stomach and Liver Tab
lets on the recommendation of one
lady here, who fir^t bought a box of
them about a year ago. She never
tires of telling her neighbors and
friends about the good qualities of
these Tablets.—P. M. Shore, Druggist,
Rochester, Ind. The pleasant purgative
effect of these Tablets makes them a
favorite witn ladies everywhere. For
sale by all druggipts.
Roy Rosms and son, two Danes, nar
rowly escaped asphyxiation by gas in
Burlington. They evidently blew out
the gas.
To Cure a Cold in One Day
take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets.
All druggists refund the money if it
fails to cure. E. W. Grove's signature
is on each box. 25c.
At Emerson, Wlhiam Eaton paid
G. Priest $140 for damages sustained
by bees stinging to death a team of
Has Been at Large Since July 5, the
addressed by local speakers: or less intoxicated at the time. In
Day After Roe Was Killed During a. Friends of R. B. Caraway Do
Quarrel Over a Can of Beer—Secured
Liberty by a Ruse.
dred pounds. He wears a. heavy black! Fuller, participated. Fuller was ar- who were searching for their cows,
mustache and has a rouAd face. He
lisps when he talks. land when tried in Albia recently ho'
received a sentence of five years in
the Fort Madison penitentiary.
Cobley Escaped.
paign Is Fairly On.
Des Moines, Oct. 10.— (Special) simple request was granted, the officer
The republican state committee will: meanwhile staying outside Cobley's
to the evidence introduced identity
hy the stale in the trial of Fuller. Cob-
of Roe, who was killed by a blow on
the head with a club, according to
the witnesses against the defendant.
ler. Cobley is unmarried and lives
at Hocklugr, where he was employed
these meatings will be heldj ^e kiltini of We was dv
ropuliUion. lt seems
F. M. Hanna Says the Structure Should
Be Lengthened.
Washington, D. C., Oct. 17.—-(Spe
cial) An investigation of the pro
ject for straightening th.e Des Moines
river at Ottum.va. Iowa has been
made by F. W. Hanna, assistant en
gineer ol! the United States geological
survey and a report submitted there
on in wl.ich Mr. Hanna says that the
voting this fall cannot be overestimat-j future loss by floods in Ottumwa i3
ed. The democrats hope to make to lengthen the Market street bridge
gains this fall in order to be in a
considerable discu^ion as to the de-i
sirability and feasibility of straighten
ing the river for the purpose of obviat-1
ing the overflow. While the condl-
tion at Ottumwa was largely due to
the general state of high water, yet it
may reasonably be said that it was
made much worse by several import
ant facts.
Causes of Damage.
to shut off the natural spreading of
the water across the bottoms in the
upper loop between the neck and the
present course of the river. Fifth, a
mill race which has flood gates was
left with the flood gates iptact. All
of these facts greatly influenced the
extension of the flood lines.
Plans for Relief.
Three general projects of relief have
been offered by different parties inter
ested in the matter. First, to widen
the channel at Market street by an ex
tension of the bridge second to re
lieve the situation by changing, the
course of the whole river so as to
cause its passage through the city to
extend in a straight line third to op
en u] a large channel that shall re
lieve the condition during high water
Great Volume of Water.
The engineer estimates that at the
time of its greatest height the amount
of water passing down the Des Moines
river was approximately 100,000 cubic
l'eet per second.
Should Lengthen Bridge.
In order that this amount of water
should pass beneath the Market street
bridge without causing a rise of'more
than twelve feet and without flowing
under a head, it is clearly necessary
that the bridge should be lengthened.
His computations indicate that each
50-foot length carries at a depth of
eighteen feet—the approximate mean
depth—about 11,500 scond-feet. Hence.
feasible scheme for preventing
the Market street bridge
study of the question and make a full-j
er report later.
During the great floods of June
1903, throughout the Missouri and
Mississippi valleys, the city of Ottum
wa, Iowa, located on the Des Moines
river, suffered great loss of property. _.
Owing to this fact and owing to the' Finna ot
in order to carry the above flow with
out additional rise, the bridge should
be Increased by not less than 300 feet.
Cost of Straightening Stream.
Mr. Hanna does not believe the pro
ject of changing the entire course of
the river to be practicable or feasible.
A rough estimate of the cost under
the most favorable circumstances is
Will Pursue Investigation.
A more thorough investigation of the
subject is to be made later. C. R. Al
len, city engineer of Ottumwa, is se
curing definite information as to the
determinatiou of slope and cross sec
tion, character of soil, estimate of
amount of.excavation, and the cost of
labor. As'soon as these data have
been completed, Mr. Hanna will make
a complete report on the project.
Think That He Was Murdered.
Bloomfield, Oct. 17—Special)—Mrs.
,T. R. Wallace of this city received a
letter yesterday from J. S Easbysmith
of the Department of Justice at Wash
ington, D. C., giving particulars as to
the discovery of the body of her broth-
Albia, Oct. 17.—(Special) —After re
maining in hiding and thwarting the
efforts of the officers to locate him Richard B. Caraway, who disap-
the charge of murder as the result of man was not found in the Po: rjmac course of the campaign this year?
the death of Robert Roe. Roe was river as at first reported, but in an js.'These are questions that the voters of
killed during a. flght over a can ofjolated snot about, four miles from the ,?e ,e
beer in which Cobley, Roe and two 1 city of Washington, and was accident- will be remembered that the gold
others, James Campbell and William ally discovered by some small boys
the day after the death of Roe!
N- Doubt of Suicit,e
It is anti.-ipated by those who have whom he was highly esteemed for his convent ion.
watched ihe case that Cobley will be excellent wor
confronted by much the same evi- tjng suicide
dence as that introduced against Ful- 1 jja(1
due largely to
Cobley, who was also arrested on discredit the theory of suicide, but the: ly divided in Iowa. The silver men labor ruts the right to
July 5. worked a ruse which fooled finding of the body under a tree in an: are not satisfied with the platform *"r
the officer in whose custody he was isolated place, a bullet, hole behind the adopted this year. William Jennings
being taken to Albia. He asked for right ear and the weapon which did Bryan, whom they revere as a leader. jaU
one of suicide.
Valuables on Person.
identifie(]. Asj(
Death is Roar:tted. vfp-
ley was a party to the brutal murder (always adhered to the principles of
The untimely death ot "Dick" Cara-ithe Kansas Citv platform, and his dis
way has brought genuine grief to the'trict. (the eighth), went strongly in
hearts of his friends in Bloomfield by: favor of reaffirmation at the last state
suffering from ill health
date for tlle
secretary. Aurora will be
meeting place.
W. R. Hearst, A Prospective
date for the Democratic Presidential
Nomination and-Always a Bryanite,
Active Among Iowa Democrats.
The report which became current City platform by a majority of about the result of strikes and lockout
that the body was found in the river, forty votes, and tnis year their major- cerning the "open shop" he said,
and that the young man had met death ity was only about 100. This indicates "The question of the open shop re
by shooting,led relatives and friends to that the two factions are almost equal- f°lve,s.
a few mir.utes to feed his chickens the deadly service at his side no long- has repeatedly denounced it. Several nonunion man that he may not work
before bei:ig taken to jail and the'er leaves a doubt as to the case being democratic conventions have refusgd alongside the union man. It oxplicit-
... .„ ,, ... 1- .watch, knife and keys, by which he! .. .. ... 1 "'Leaving out of consideration the his wife, in which he spoke again of
Dollivei will all make speeclie. All of ,)earaace :p Monroe county until yes-|was
croln i,is cloth-i
completely establish the young man's r.:»„
the congressmen are expeetcd to take terdav, he was brought here by jnr rprtr(? were no other means of iden-me!1 have practical control. All, unfortunately, at times a very practi- and last evening he was apparently in
part in the campaign and in addition] the sherif!. SflcLtio^ !h^tuntrt^
1 A Brutal, Crime. I „„,v,„w0i„. ^tokiich 11,0 state ticket ha^e been supporteis of
Sheriff J. H. Cremer went to Fairfield.: state with copies of his paper during
aprmgneiu, UCL. 10.— III-J &UILE 1- UU-
bv 300 feet He will continue the eration of Labor today elected the fol- democratic party in Iowa? They have,
Prf|idont Bernard
,lf lowing officers: I the state candidates, they absolutely.
^-ecuUvo1'bolfcf- A Whitney 1 «oiT Thedemocmti^
12IACCUU\C uudxu VJ. wniiuty
oflKewanee. C."l«Woflu^^'i -tered Into e^
Kate Lauman of St. Louis Shot
D^Sd and Body Hidden.
St. Louis, Mo.. Oct. 1G.:—The body of
Kate Lauman, aged 56, was found ly-
First, the river makes two large ing in a clump of bushes near the road
loops in passing through the limits of side last evening at Normandy, a sub
the town. Second, the channel at'urb of this city. She had been shot
Market street has been narrowed and robbed. Diamonds valued at $90
down to 1,050 feet. Third, a natural
overflow channel, cutting across the
neck of the first loop was at the time
of the flood shut off by an embank
ment of the railroad. Fourth, an old
had been stolen, as well as
her fingers, valued at $50.
Hefti of Carlinville, opposed Morris: Pay bim for his assistance this year.
Bandits Crack Safe at Linn Grove and
Sioux City, Oct.. 16.—Robbers crack
ed the safe in the Linn Grove, Iowa,
postoflice last night, securing $2,500
in money and stamps. The robbers
Red Hot From the Gun.
Was the ball that caused horrible
ulcers on G. B. Steadman, Newark,
Micb. Bucltlen's Arnica Salve soon
cuitd him. 25c. F. B. Clark.'
A mammoth cold storage house for
poultry and eggs will be built at Cres
"Watch the Kidneys."
1'When the'} are, affected, life is in
danger," says Dr. Abernethy, the
groat English physician.' Foley's Kid
ney Cure makes sound kidneys. For
sale by W. D. Elliott, on "Main and
But there are still_other indications
nieht Fairfield the that this is Hearst
that ho was in Fairfield hs went there democratic state committee has ar-j fiL4dav^fA.ided
last night and brought, the prisoner to the next two weeks. The gold demo- gti-f^ug, the presiding officer, who trac-
be given a hearing tomorrow morning. Mr. Hearst, whose papers have al-' Howard
Illinois Trades Unionists Name Lead- in view of these facts, is it not rea-, ment Workers, with the topic, "Asso
ers For Next Year. sonable to
^0^° Robbins".
Springfield, Oct. 16.—'Tho state Fed-, are still controlling the policy president of the Pittsburg Coal com-
Golien of Chi- control several of the congressional
Bloomington, George^ Hearst \\hich P^ces thtm under
•ings from
levee llad been built in such/a way as young Clerk Secures the Cash and
Then Disappears.
New York, Oct. 16.—Haskins &
Sells, certified public accountants
have asked the local police to send out
a general alarm for Clarence S. Leop
atd, 18 years old, of East Orange. N.
J., a messenger employed by the firm.
It is alleged that Leonard forged two
checks, one $7,500 and the other for
$2,576, using the firm name, on two
local banks, presented them at the
banks, and collected the money.
voters of the state should consid
*er these matters carefully. There is
well to consider,
men only won out in the last two dem
ocratic conventions by narrow majori
ties. In the convention two years ago
they refused to re-affirm the Kansas
indications that the
their cand date for governor has
He has always supported
th. No cause for commit-! Mr. Bryan and there is no Question ^Xpen shop^ principle" If ^"so
ls known except that he: but that he still believes in all of the
Pawnor fl'rtVn 111 hOQlth. nnunn nfn/1 fn thA loot nfl. 1
principles enunciated in the last na-
a.1 .. 1 -a ji.
Lou Biddle Charged With Breaking and ia vote for the Kansas City platform.
Entsrinn Honie of Chas. Cremer. Hearst and His Work.
Lew Biddle was arrested Thurs,-
.a.. TTn
v.r.» At* 'Ts
ployer Is always—theoretically, and of
ten practically—in a position where he
may make his choice between union
and nonunion labor.
"To refuse to work with nonunion
men Is, to no greener a»td to no lt'ss
extent compulsion than for a life or
fire insurance company to refuse cer
tain classes of risks, for a church to
refuse membership to certain classes
of people, ®r for anv association what
soever ti set conditions under which
it will have dealings with certain per
Admits a Certain Danger.
"There is, it must be admitted, a
certain danger apart from antagonism
of employers in compulsory unionizing
of shops.
1 11—
still reason to believe that a vote forj°or
the democratic ticket is endorsement
of the Kansas City platform includin
free silver.
Representatives of Capital and Labor
Discuss Important Questions.
Chicago, Oct. 16.—The "open
shop" question was the chief
topic of discussion at the opening
session of the National Civic federa
tion in Steinway hall yesterday. Pres
ident John Mitchell of the United Mine
Workers urged the rights ot' union men
to refuse to work with non-union men.
Thomas Woodlock, editor of the Wall
Street Journal, argued against it.
Capitalists, railroad presidents, man
ufacturers, and merchants are meeting
with leaders.of principal trades un
ions and workmen on a common
ground at the convention, in an effort
to arrive at some definite plan for pre
venting strikes and lock-outs.
Oscar S. Straus, president of the
New York board of trade and •trans
portation. was the presiding officer at
yesterday's session, which was at
tended by more than 250 persons. Sam
uel Gompers. president of the Ameri
can Federation of Labor, will presldfe
at today's session, and United States
Senator Mark Hanna at the closing
session Saturday.
John Mitchell's Argument.
Speaking in justification of the
seeming arbitrariness of labor unions
in opposing the "open shop" policy, Mr.
Mitchell said:
"The union workmen who refuse to
work with nonunionists do not say in
so many words that the employer shall
not engage nonunion workmen. What
the unionists in such cases do is mere
ly to stipulate as a condition that they
shall not be obliged to work with men
who, as nonunionists, are obnoxious,
just as they shall not be obliged to
work in a dangerous or unsanitary
slvpp for unduly long hours, or at 'in
sufficient wages.
"Of course, where unions are strong
and include all the'best men in the
industry, this condition amounts to a
very real compulsion. The compulsion,
however, is merely (lie result of the
undoubted legal light of workmen to
decide upo"n what terms ttiey are will
'Pile union button does not
make a unionist at bean. An enemy
is sometimes more formidable within
the lines than on the outside. The
presence of a few anti-unionists at
trade union meetings may enuble em
I ployers to inform themselves of the
Candi-j plans of the organization and thus
cripple the union more effectively
than if the avowed friends were open
"I.beiieve that trade unions have a
perfect legal and moral right to ex
clude nonunionists, but that this right
should be exercised with the utmost
... care and only after persuasion has
Des Moines, Oct. 11- (Special) been trknl and failed. I also believe I
Are the Iowa democrats trying to that, with the growth of trade union-!
work the confidence game upon the ism in the United States, the exclu-
Woodlock Makes Reply.
Thomas l'\ Woodlock, editor of the
Wall Street Journal, said the greatest
possible conservatism would be nec
essary 011 the part of labor unions in
the near future to avoid a clash with,
employers and prevent tile great losses
which always come to both sides as
itse1^ in.t0.
must chooao
to follow the example of the state con- iy denies -the rigftt of the employer to
vention and have reaffirmed the Kan- hire whomsoever he pleases, and it
isas City platform in the strongest explicitly denies the right of the 11011-
The young man had on his person term3. union man to work for whomsoever
thirty-six dollars in currency, his Sullivan and Silver! lie pleases. was received in this city yesterday by
m.,Uer o{
City platform. J. B. Sulli-
tional platform of the party. Under ^hero can be
with somebody
President while William call upon the Iowa democrats to re- and arbitration-as rational methods of ed that free silver would not be con-
whether associated
aid at monopoly
Its members. The
'between union labor and
labor, and it notifies the
else. or for
somebody else" Individuals may
-lith Tu Judge A. X. Waterma^ who Man Who Attacked White House Of-
opened the C0Uventi0n
Oscar S.
Taylor, who
T\r TT
wavs been outspoken for the platform Mayor Harrison In bidding the guests
which they refused to reaffirm at'their welcome to Chicago Henry White,
last two state conventions. General secretary of the United Gar-
president ot tne Pittsburg
districts and in several counties they, trial situation as seen by the farm
have refused to adopt the course fol-jer. [SILVER
lowed by the democratic state conven-!^ In addition to the "open shop" the
represented ma
coal com-
who th impracticabuuy|-t
of compuIsol.y
Sta-hl. who touched on the Indus- heard.
before the close of the* conv^nlinn:
obligations to him. "If he is a, canui- -agreements methods of paying wages.
sreneral conditions of the Des Moines Horsefield, of Murphysboro. obligations to mm. ii ne ib d. tauu agreements methods of paying wages, an authorizes a aemai ot tne report
ri,pr thifS thPK. has opni J- Kearney of uincy was a candi-l ^ate for president next year he williPiece
day the benefit of joint trade
work and
preventing strikes and lockouts.
Chicago, Oct. 16.—The views by la-
To Farmers
If you haven't already got
DOW is a good time to get a
Sampson Mill
We have time to put them
up now and will make a
special price. Don't put it
off till winter. We can do
a better job now while the,
weather is warm.
Yours truly,
Geo. W. Davidson,
224-226-228 S Market St.
ionists will become more
nigh the animosity to
nouunionist will diminish I
lessening of his power to do
Restraint of Trade.
these circumstances it is not unfair venting associated capital in any form
to say that a vote for Mr. Sullivan is from aiming at a monopoly of the mar
ket for its products.
"Why is not restraint of trade for
,. ,, associated laboring men to agree not
'"No more direct denial of the prln
iple of equality in opportunity could
c,ated labor is jllsUned in"aiming
m0n0D01y ot the
a"t a
market for labor, then fl,ick1e
1 1M/1 •hit
just ground for pre-
1 1.^
From Saturday's Dally.
J. W. Bush, colored, a resident of
Ottumwa, employed by the Consolidat
ed Coal company at Buxton, died sud
denly in that city last night under cir
cumstances which have aroused a sus
picion of suicide sufficient to warrant
an investigation by the coroner. Mrs.
Bush, wife of the dead man, resides
in this city at 317 Ponemah street.
Bush was in Ottumwa on last Tues
day and boasted of his perfect health.
A letter written by him on Thursday
violence—which, while it is. his good health and all day yesterday
cal question, is not necessarily part of 1 as good health as usual. During the
the principle of 'closed shops'—it seems: day Friday he had suffered some from
to me clear that the principle of 'closed the toothache and had had a tooth
shops' is as complete and perfect an pulled. He retired at the usual time
example of restraint of trade in labor and a little later was found suffering
as anyone could wish.
great agony, and apparently in a dy
ing condition. He expired before med
ical assistance could arrive. -asf-
No Cr.uso For Suicide.
So far as known no cause existed
which might have lend to a desire 'to
"flight prob-
i%rrn»*f tol
ovo thn nnin
able that in an effort to relieve the pairi
caused by the extraction of the tooth
he might have taken something that
caused his death. An investigation is
to bo made by the coroner to deter
mine if possible to what his death i3
Mr. Bush is survived by his wife,
Sarah, two sons, J. R. of Fleming. Kan.,
L.ee of Kansas City. Mo., and on«
daughter, Mrs. Lilly Burns, who re
sides with her mother. The funeral
and interment will take place at Car-
,. Mr. Bryan said he had not talked
employers in regard to the
open shop" were again presented to
day before the National Civic Federa
tion. Henry C. Hunter, the commis
sioner for the Metal Trades associa
tion of New York, spoke in opposition
to the closed shop on account, as he
said, of the present condition of or
ganized labor and the methods pur
sued by labor organizations for the
accomplishment of their ends. Unions,
he said, assume control of shop meth
ods and regulate wages to the financial
loss of the employers, disorganization
of industry and without regard to
economic conditions. The speaker told
of acts of violence on the part of la
bor, which he asserted were done with
the knowledge and approval of the
unions and appealed to the representa
tive leaders to wipe out these blots of
G. W. Creath Possesses Four Excep
tional Brood Sows.
G. W. Creath, brother of Dr. W. E.
Creath of this city, who resides two
and one-half miles north of Agency is
the owner of four exceptional brood
sows. Mr. Creath purchased these
sows just one year ago for the sum
of $50 and since that time he has rais
ed 57 pigs, 23 of the offspring having
been sold for $239.40 netting a profit
of 189.40. Mr. Creath lives on a farm
of 500 acres, which he is thoroughly
tiling. He has received two carloads of
tile already and 160 acres of the 500
acres are now perfectly drained. Mr.
Creath still owns the four prize sows
and 34 head of hogs and challenges
any farmer in Wapello county to beat
the record he has established in breed
ing hogs.
Ottumwans to Speak at Christiansburg
Next Wednesday Evening.
From Saturday'* Dally.
County Chairman
Ing to give their labor, and the em-jsion,
H. Hammond to­
day announced that a republican rally
would be held at Christiansburg
school house in Polk township next
Wednesday evening.
Win. Reecc will speak
-M pi
W. Kiloch and
ficsrs Sent Back to Asylum.
attack upon th6 oiiicers
i— Li.u] .i wlif, hnil htm in f»i!ctnilv woe nfflfiflllv
who had him in custody, was officially
adjudged insane yesterday and recony
mitted to St. Elizabeth's insane asy
lum. Drs. Vale and Marbury, police
surgeons, testified that Elliott is a par
anoiac. and is aut to be violent at any
arbitration, and John*^ hearing, and did not ask to be
me E ott was entnely calm dining
He Denies Report Quoting Him as Be-
lieving in Its Withdrawal.
Lincoln, Neb., Oct. 17.—W. J. Bry*
an authorizes a denial of the report
bonus, and conciliation which quoted him as saying he bellev-
sidered at the democratic national con
vention in 1904
reporter in Iowa City, from
which place the report emanated. The
report, however, was that he talked
with Prof. Bradshaw of the Iowa State
University, while on a train.
Iowa Anti-Saloon Organization Woule
Stay Out of Politics.
Des Moines, Oct. 13.—Steps were
taken at the annual convention of the
Iowa Anti-Saloon league here yester
day to transform the organization into
a corporation whose affairs -shall be'
conducted by a board of trustees, who
shall be selected and not elected, as
at present. The idea is to make theMi^
organization permanent and pi event it*'
falling into the control of any politi-*
cal organization.
Proprietors of Institution at Foxhome
Say They Will Pay Debts. W8'i
Fergus Falls, Minn., Oct. 13.—The 'J
bank of Foxhome, private, conducted 1
by Standring Bros., has closed its
doors. The proprietors state thac
•they will be able to pay all claims it
given time to realize on real estate.
They are interested in a number or
evators, but it is understood that their
elevator business is separate from
their banking business.
Two Banks Robbed.
Lincoln, Neb., Oct. 17.—The state
banks at Eustis and Hubbard were
robbed of $4,000 and $1,100 respective
ly early today. The safes were blown
by- dynamite and the robbers escaped.
What They Demand.
Headaches, liver complaints, bowel'
disorders demand Dr. King's New Ltfe^
Pills. They are gentle, but erne or
uo pay. 25c. F. B. Clark.
Tbe body of an infant was found
011 t.be_ river bank in Des Moines.'
No clue".
Avoid serious results of kidney or
bladder disorder by taking Foley's
Kidney Cure For sale by W. D. Elli
ott. corner Main and Court streets.
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