6 SATURDAY, April 1, 1908.
2^? TUESDAY, April 4, 1905.
M. Drake Will
FORMER IOWAN ACCEPTS THE
PLACE OFFERED HIM BY
WILL HEAD COMMISSION
Son-in-Law of the
Charge of the Herculean Work to be
Accomplished on Panama Isthmus.
Washington, D. C., April 1. T. P.
:S» Shonts, who has been offered the po
?'&! sition of president of the Isthmian
,d canal commission, was in consultation
at the war department today with
tj-. Judge Magoon, who will be governor
'•'a Of the canal zone.
Shonts was anxious to learn the na
ture of the duties of the post and the
state of affairs on the isthmus before
ho made the final answer to the Presi
The announcement was made later
that Mr. Shonts, who is now president
of the Toledo, St. Louis & Western
railroad, has decided to accept the
chairmanship of the isthmian canal
Will Get $50,000.
developed last night that the sal
ary which will be tendered to Mr.
Shonts is $50,000, instead of $25,000,
or $100,000, per year. This tender has
already been made and is entirely sat
isfactory to Mr. Shonts. The Presi
dent of thk Clover Leaf was at first
'Btrongly disinclined to enter the pub
lic service when he received Presi
dent Roosevelt's cabled tender of the
chairmanship of the reorganized com
Disinclined to Quit Railroad.
His disinclination was due partly to
his prejudice In tavor of railway em
ployment and partly to the fact- that
as president of the Clover Leaf he Is
engaged in the upbuilding of a system
which promises to become one of the
most important arteries of transporta
tion between the east and the south
The phenomenal success that has at
tended the later development of the
Clover Leaf property is due almost ex
clusively to Mr. Shonts' capacity as
a manager, and naturally he was un
willing to surrender his connection
With a road which would stand as a
monument to his ability. Secretary
Morton and Speaker Cannon advised
him to accept the chairmanship of the
canal commission. They pointed out
that the task involved in that position
was especially adapted to his talents
and, besides, there was a distinction
in being chairman of the body con
trolling the greatest public Enterprise
fever undertaken by any nation, which
he could not obtain in private or quasi
ILL AT THE HOSPITAL.
Mrs. N. O. Hill Who Underwent An
Operation is in Critical Condition.
It will be sad intelligence to the
many friends of Mrs. N. O. Hill, 138
Mabel street, to know that she lies in
a critical condition at the Ottumwa
Hospital. Recently, Mrs. Hill under
went an operation.
East End Items.
Dr. B. Wilson who has been In
the south enjoying a little vacation
has returned to his home.
John Wishart formerly of Ottumwa,
but now living in Chicago i3 here on
a short business trip.
William Yearyan of Ringgold county
Is here on account of the illness of
his sister, Mrs. N. O. Hill.
M. Carlson of the press room was
away from his work part of this week
on account of illness.
Paymaster C. Bennett wiio was on
the sick list a few days this week was
able to return to work Thursday.
M. Mullen of the office force is im
proving his Main street property.
J. E. Decker of Mason City was a
visitor here last Thursday.
Otto Schaub foreman of the canning
department is off duty this week a suf
ferer from stomach trouble.
Emerson Barnum of Chillicothe, Mo.,
an old employe of John Morrell & Co.,
Ltd., but now traveling from Chilli
cothe was here on business last Fri
Bert Randall of the smoke house was
called home on Thursday on account of
the serious illness of his wife.
Superintendent Bulloqk ordered the
new turbine engine started last Thurs
Mrs. W. R. Cahill of Omaha is vis
iting at the home of her sister, Mrs.
James Conway, 208 Mabel street.
Sidney Collard of Keosauqua an old
employe in the smoke house is here
Mr. and Mrs. Lee Davis of Green
River, Wyo., visited at the residence
of A. L. Reynolds the first of the
See the "skeleton" watch I am of
fering for little money. A novelty
Ralph Rogers & Co
121 West Main St. Phone 595.
Near Union Depot.
and a reliable time piece. G. B. Rey
Dan Leppo of Liberty vllle, was in
the East End on business Friday.
Mrs. L. Chenoweth of Albia, and
Mrs. D. Smith of Garden Grove, are
visiting at the Chenoweth home, 225
Mrs. Nick Winter left for her home
in Victor, Colo., Friday morning.
W. T. Boyd has removed to 234 N.
G. F. Wilson, of DeB Moines, was
in the East End on business Friday.
Particular attention given to watch
work and repairing. G. B. Reynolds,
jeweler, Iowa avenue and Main.
DENIED NEW TRIAL.
HIT BY TRAIN
GEORGE KERR OF DARBYVILLE
KILLED ON RAILROAD
Darbyvllle, April 1.—(Special).—
George Kerr, a junk dealer who lived
in a shanty near Darbyvllle was found
dead yesterday, having been struck
and killed by a Milwaukee train while
he was walking along the track be
tween Mystic and Darbyvllle. He had
been to Mystic and was walking home.
It is supposed that he was intoxicated
and was unable to get off the track in
time to escape being struck.
Cambridge Oarsmen Are Defeated in
London, Eng., April 1. Oxford to
day won the annual boat race with
Cambridge by three lengths. The time
was 20:35. The water was smooth and
the wind was very light. Oxford led
from start to finish.
WRECK KILLS TWO.
Engineer And Fireman Die Under En
gine In New York.
Former Milwaukee Official Gets
tence of One Year In Jail.
Milwaukee, April 1.—Ex-supervisor
Jacob Schutz was today denied a new
trial and was sentenced to one year
in the house of correction for accept
ing a bribe in connection with the
electric light contract.
N. Y., April 1. The lo-
cal passenger train on the West
Shore was derailed near Ft. Plain
today. The locomotive plunged
into a canal forty feet beiow the
track. Engineer Wilkinson and
Fireman Wright were killed and
the express messenger was se
verely hurt. No passengers were
Tempo di Maziirka.
STORY CIRCULATED IN ST. PE
TERSBURG TODAY GIVES
HOPE FOR END OF WAR.
NO CHANGE AT FRONT
Llnevltch Says Conditions Remain the
Same There Peasants Pillage Es
tates in District of Werra Lithuania
—Wires Are Out Bomb Throw
ers Active at Lodz, Poland.
St. Petersburg, April 1.—According
to peace reports circulated on the
Bourse today Russia will cede the
southern portion of the island of Sak
helin in the northern Pacific off the
east coast of Asia and used as a Rus
sian convict settlement, to Japan and
will agree that Manchuria and Corea
are permanently outside of the Russian
sphere of influence and the Eastern
Chinese railroad will be turned over to
the Japanese for cession to China or
to an international syndicate upon con
sideration of $125,000,000. which Japan
will acecpt in lieu of indemnity.
Prices on the Bourse have developed
great strength on the peace reports,
and all stocks are showing improve
Quiet at the Front.'
St. Petersburg, April 1.—A dispatch
from General Linevitch dated March
31 says that no change had taken
place in the situation at the front at
Peasants Pillage Estates.
St. Petersburg, April 1.—The latest
outbreak of peasant disorders is in
the Werra district of Lithuania. Reg
ular mobs of peasants are marching
through the country, pillaging estates
and demolishing the houses of land
owners. One proprietor was shot.
Telegraph and telephone wires are
cut and communication with Werra is
Bomb '. hrowers Active.
Lodz, Poland, April 1.—Police Com
missioner Szabolovicz was seriously
Injured today by a bomb which was
thrown at him in the street.
Cholera Added to Woes.
Vlademir, European Russia, April 1.
—A case of cholera has been reported
Will Not Open Schools.
St. Petersburg, April 1. A com
mittee of ministers after thorough con
IN THE WOODS.
4merican Melody Co N. Y. Copyrigb'
ROSSIA TO GIVE LAND AND
MONEY FOR PEACE IS REPORT
THJB OTTUMWA COTJBIEB
sideration decided today against the
advisability of attempting to reopen
the universities the lyceums and
higher schools until next autumn.
Meets Russian Squadron.
Island Perlm, Straits Bay El Man
deb, April 1.—The British cruiser
Promathius which arrived here today
from the north, reports having passed
on March 30 a Russian squadron of
five warships, four transports and a
hospital ship. The vessels probably
compose a division of the Russian
second Pacific squadron, commanded
by Admiral Nebogatoff.
New Loan Proposed.
London, April 1.—A news agency St.
Petersburg dispatch says that another
international loan of $100,000,000 will
shortly be issued.
Rear Guard May Fall Back.
St. Petersburg, April 1.—The Japan
ese -advance upon the Russian posi
tions has progressed so rapidly that
the enemy's guns are able to bombard
The attacks on the Russian rear
guard, commanded by General Mlst
chenko, are assuming serious propor
tions. Mlschenko may have to fall
The main Japanese army undoubt
edly is advancing to the attack.
Oyama's right and left wings are ex
tended far to the eastward and west
ward, the Japanese right menacing
Kirin and the left moving to intercept
Russian retreat north of Gunshu Pass.
The Japanese left, it is feared, is ad
vancing by forccd marches to reach
the Sungarl river with a view to en
veloping the Russian position.
Mukden Defeat Exaggerated.
The military commission of generals
under the presidency of Grand Duke
Nicholas Nlcholaievitch appointed to
report on the condition of the army in
Manchuria as it was handed over to
Gen. Linevitch, has formulated its con
clusions as regards the immediate fu
The report gives General Linevitch's
statement that a large proportion of
the prisoners taken by the Japanese
at Mukden were non-combatants and
that inquiries from St. Petersburg in
dicate to him that the extent of the
Russian^ defeat at Mukden has been ex
aggerated. The Russian losses were
heavy, but the personnel and equip
ment under General Linevitch form a
powerful combatant army.
Bryan Leaves Plow In Field to Go to
Des Moines, April l. "i left my
plow standing in the field to come to
Des Moines and mingle with my
friends," said William Jennings Bryan
who arrived from Fairview, Neb., to
day to attend the Jefferson day ban
quet here tonight, at which he will de
liver the principal address.
Frederic A. Franklin.
SONS OF MEYEr: GUGGEN.. EIM
EFFECT COMBINE WITH THE
"WHITE LEAD TRUST."
New York, April .1. After years
of negotiations a deal has just been
consummated by which the seven sons
of Meyer Guggenheim, who died a few
days ago, have achieved in conjunc
tion with their allied interests a union
of the National Lead company, com
monly known as the "white lead
trust," and capitalized at $30,000,000
with the United company, the Guggen
heim concern, the total authorized
capital stock of which is $55,000,000. It
is believed the capital of the new com
pany will be about $40,000,000. The
consolidated concern may be known
as the National Lead company.
THE NEBRASKA LEGISLATURE
PASSES BILL SIMILAR TO
Lincoln, April 1.—The anti-trust bill
has passed both houses of the legisla
ture and will be signed by the gover
nor. The bill seeks to make it Im
possible for the beef packers to force
the prices down in certain localities in
order to kill the competition of inde
pendent butchers and Is in effect an
application of the Sherman law to the
state of Nebraska.
A Good Night's Rest.
The greatest tonic on earth is a good
night's rest. Restless nights and the
terrible exhaustion of a hacking
cough are dread dangers of the poor
consumptive. But why this fear of the
night when a few doses of -Dr. Bos
chee's German Syrup Will insure re
freshing sleep, entirely free from
cough or night sweat? Free expector
ation in the morning is made certain
by taking German Syrup. It has cured
consumption for forty years. Trial
bottle, 25c. Big bottle, 75c. At Sar
gent's, the True Druggist.
Eleven Hundred Drivers Go Out At
St. Louis Today.
St. Louis, Mo., April 1.— A gen
erai strike of ice and coal wagon
drivers was instituted here today
for the purpose of forcing the
signing of a contract guarantee
ing last year's scale of wages, it
Is estimated that 1,100 men are
Ia the Woods.
Ottumwa's Belt Restaurant
vice president and director of the
Standard Oil company, yesterday made
a public statement as to the conduct
of the Standard Oil company. This
breaking of Mr. Rogers' silence was evi
dently prompted by the criticism of
the prudential committee of the
American Board of Foreign Misslor
for accepting a gift of $100,()D0 from
John D. Rockefeller.
Mr. Rogers' statement in full is as
"Ministers says queer things. Dr.
Washington Gladden says that every
body knows that John D. Rockefeller
has obtained his money dishonestly.
"With as much reason I could say
that everybody knows that Dr. Glad
den would not trust the Ten Com
mandments for ten days with the dea
cons Of his church because thev would
surely break some of them and bend
8lavery Once Legal.
"Slavery in certain sections of the
United States was legal until Presi
dent Lincoln's proclamation of .eman
cipation. Rebates on railroads were
just as legal until the passage of the
interstate commerce act.
"After an exhaustive examination
by the industrial commission, author
ized by congress June 18, 1898, in a re
CAPTURE SIXTEEN STETSONS.
Constable George Blount Takes in Man
With Gunny Sack Full of Hats.
Constable George Blount took In a
full line of fancy Eeaster styles in the
Stetson variety of hats this morning,
when he captured a tourist headed
Blakesburgward with a gunny sack
filled with men's headgear. The cap
ture was made about five miles south
east of the city, Constable Blount be
ing summoned there by telephone
fr«m the residence of Samuel Carr.
The tourist was brouht back to this
city a prisoner of Blount and Dave
Reese, who accompanied the constable
when the arrest was made. The sik
teen hats are valued at about $50. The
hats bear the name of Joe Wolfe,^Law
ton, O. T., on the inside bands.
It is a great thing to grow two
pounds of corn where one grew be
W iv a and the quickest short order se%
vice in the city and make more friends than any other Cafo beeaust
of our Metropolitan Service.
The McElroy Company^
H. H. ROGERS, ROCKEFELLER'S
LIEUTENANT, DEFENDS HIM
York, April 1.—H. H. Rogers,
For Infants and Children.
The Kind You Have Always Bought
view of the evidence the commission
reported as follows:
"It has been charged as a matter of
general belief on the part-of almost all
the opponents of the Standard OH
company that these discriminations in
various forms have been continually
received, even up to date.
"On the other hand, these charges
have been denied In toto and most
emphatically by every representative
of the Standard Oil company with re
ferences to all cases excepting one,
which they claim was a mistake, the
amount of-freigfht duebeing. promptly
paid on discovery of the error.
Railway Officials Deny.
"The Standard Oil company not
merely challenged the opponents to
bring forth, proof of any case, but pro
duced many letters from leading offi
cials of railroads to show that thk
company had in no case received any
favors or asked for them."
It became known here today that
prior to the final action by the Con-,
gregatlonalists in accepting the )100,
000 .from Mr. Rockefeller a number of
prominent members of the board at a
meeting in this city considered th»
matter at length.
As a result the parties in the con
ference issued a statement in whicli
they declare that they did not consider
that the acceptance of the gift would
compromise the board in any way.
MAIL BOXES DESTROYED.
Deiter Brother*, H/ive Hearing Before
F. M. Hunter and are Discharged.
Lewis Deiter and Joseph Deiter, twq
young men charged with maliciously
injuring and destroying a mail box
established bv the postmaster general
on a rural route south of this city, had
their hearing before United States
Commissioner F. M. Hunter this morn
ing and were discharged. The evi
dence showed that two mail boxes had
been badly damaged, but was not
sufficient for the holding of the de
fendants to the United States grand
jury. Assistant United States Attor
ney George B. Stewart, of Fort Madi
son, represented the government and
Attorney B. W. Scott the defense. The
Information was filed by Charles F.
Granneman, and alleged that the de
fendants destroyed the mall box oC
Ernest Buchholz. Lewis and Joseph.,.
Deiter live in Keokuk township.
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