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O E A J*. -h mm ye*| .1 iPSS Jersey at once. Bg^wiwwww»ii»wiBiw«Bgi^»«ei«B««iwiM«»iiBw«iiBii«juiti»iiiiii«.»MiiM«wH»wi«»iMM»wi»t»ti»ii'«.Mini'«] /[SPECIAL CORRESPONDENCE.] Des Moines Bureau of the Courier, IOWA LAW MAKER THROWS BOMB INTO LOBBY RANKS REPRESENTATIVE LUNDT WOULD LIMIT THEIR STAY IN DES MOINE8 TO THIRTY HOURS "A NEW DIVORCE BILL •Iff 8enate Has a Measure to Prohibit the Remarriage of Divorced Persons— Governor Larrabee's Visit to the Legislature Will Be Made a Notable Occasion—Statue for Harlan. DeB Moines, Jan. 19. —(Special) —Representative Lundt created a sensation in the house this morning by introducing a resolu tion requiring out of town lobby ists to register as soon as they arrive in the city and to get out of town inside of thirty hours, per mitting them to return and appear only once before a committee hav ing bills in which they are inter ested. Local lobbyists are to reg ister also and are to appear but once before committees. The res olution was not taken seriously by the members of the house. A bill was offered in the senate this morning prohibiting the re marriage of all persons divorced, except when the ground of divorce is adultery, in which case the in nocent person may remarry. The contest committee reported this morning in favor of seating Charles Youde, the republican member-elect from O'Brien county. January 30 is fixed for the time of consideration of the report. In the meantime O'Brien county will not be represented. Representa tive Temple will lead the fight for the democrat, George H. Whit mer, who claims to- represent O'Brien county by virtue of his election two years ago. A resglutlon was offered this TTflftriliSg to prepare a statue ""of James Harlan for the Hall of Fame, at Washington, D. C. The resolution is now in for the Klrk wood. statue. Bills were offered in both house's to compel the renewal of mulct consent petitions every three years. Des Moines, Jan. 19.-—Members of the Iowa senate unanimously today placed themselves on record -as opposed to the legal execution of Mrs. Tolla, the New Jersey wo man condemned io die for the mur der of Joseph Sdntarea, by signing a petition for her full and com plete pardon. This will be for warded to Governor Stokes of New convention to listen to an address by Former Governor William Larrabee. He was invited to addrebs the assem bly, by vote of all the members with 6ut distinction of party, and will be here to make a formal address in re sponse to this unanimous invitation. The occasion is the celebration of his seventy-fourth birthday. Iowa has produced many distin guished men. Grimes and Kirkwood and Harlan and a score of names in stantly occur to anyone who gives the matter consideration. But in all her fifty odd years of history the legisla ture never before paused in the trans action of business appropriately to honor one of her distinguished sons. It is a special compliment, therefore, to Governor Larrabee that the first of these functions is on the occasion of his visit. V^hen Senator Lewis offered his res olution providing for the invitation of (Continued on Page 5.) EIGHTEEN RILLED 4^ DUST EXPLOSION IN GIN I A. MINE HAS Des Moines, January 19. hazing in eight instances, during Sep The Iowa legislature will do a unique tember 1905. thing tomorrow when it meets in joint WEST AWFUL VIR- RESULTS. Charleston, W. Va., Jan. 19.—An ex plosion of dust in the mines of the tombed a score of miners. we^e killed. The explosion heard for miles. Bodies Are Removed. All of the eighteen bodies have been recovered from the Detroit mines the scene of the dust explosion of yester day. The bodies show that death came to most of the victims from suffoca^ «MB*—ISBBMWW FAMINE IN JAPAN. Quick Relief Is Necessary to Prevent Many Deaths. Washington, D. C., Jan. 19.— According to Information received at the Japanese embassy here the northern provinces of Japan are suffering from a severe famine which only the quickest relief will be able to check. WAR OR AX. APOLOGY PRESIDENT CASTRO MUST ONE OF TWO HORNS OF DILEMMA. A QUICK TRIAL. Missouri Midshipman's Hazing Occupies Seven Minutes. OOS »V«S Jjail/ 111 SEIZE Washington, D. C., Jan. 19.—It is learned here that France will demand services. Case Annapolis, Md., Jan. 19. The court martial occupied but seven minutes today in reaching a verdict of guilty in the trial of Chester A. Bloebaum of St. Charles, Mo., on charges of haz ing. up the case of Charles M. James of Grinnell, Iowa. He is charged with This afternoon the court took V? ZilV FATHER AND SON-IN-LAW SUED. Mother and Daughter Apply for Di vorce at the 8ame Time, Baltimore, Jan. 19.—Mrs. Charles for divorce on statutory grounds in the same court, the same attorney ap pearing for both. ELEVATED RAILROAD ACCIDENT IN BROOKLYN RESULTS A A the structure, while the rear car fell into the street. u-onoinhn tw™u plaint for divorce against Frank W. mpany on ^. v. t!on. Seven of the men .were married Illinois and leave families DEMANDS $20,000 ALIMONY. paint creelt, about twenty-five miles custody of the children. Mrs. Cooper ernor Ide's appointment. from here late yesterday afternoon, en-j recently instituted a $50,000 damage Eighteen could be PLACED IN VAULT IMPRESSIVE \CEREMONY an immediate apology of President placed^ in the vault at Graceland ceme Castro for what is regarded as h|. in suiting and unwarrantable statement to M. Taigny, French charge d'af faires. Three French warships ate within striking distance of the Vene zuelan coast and two more havfe been reported from Paris as on the (way to West Indian waters. France's Attitude Explained. Paris, France, Jan. 19. The gov ernment issued a note last night stat ing that M. Taigny, the retiring charge board the French steamer Martinique at La Guaira to get instructions which were sent in charge of a French pos tal agent, owing to the seizure of the cable office, was prevented from re turning ishore on the pretext that he was not provided with a sanitary cer tificate as required by Venezuelan reg ulations. 1, RALLIES FROM OPERATION. President .Hancher of Iowa Wesleyan University is Recovering Fast. New Ycrk,' Jan.'19.—President Han cher of Iowa Wesleyan university is speedily recovering from the operation performed upon him yesterday after noon at f.he Seney hospital, Brooklyn. According to a statement made by the house surgeons last night they, hope to be able to discharge Dr. Hancher fully recovered within a short time. Mrs. Hancher is in the city. ,/f, V- 1 Three Services Are Held, One at the Field Home, One at First Presbyte rian Church and One at the Audito rium—Business Pulse of City Ceases Chicago, Jan. 19.—Funeral services for Marshall Field were held today at his late home and in the First Pres byterian church. The services at the home were characterized by simplicity and brevity and none but those imme diately connected with the family anl the household were in attendance. The service at the church an hour later was attended by many friends of Mr. Field. This service, too, was private, and admission to the church was gained oAly by presentation of a card. Employes of Field at Service. In1 the afternoon a memorial service was held in the Auditorium, which was packed to the doors by the employes of Marshall Field & Co. Rev. John A. Morison, pastor of the First Presby terian church, officiated at all three The body of Mr. Field was tery directly after the second service of the day. A Whole City Mourns. d'affaires at Caracas, who went on Parts of the city were closed. The linlH V1 Never^ before in the history of Chi cago has such respect been paid to the memory of a private citizen as was shown today to that of Mr. Field. During the hours of the funeral, ser vices all the large retail establish ments on State street and the 1,000 enterprises operated by the Chicago Commercikl club and situated in all r\ V. «l ona_ Bpard of Trade held but a brief ses sion. Upon every club house and prom inent office building in the business section of the city flags were dis played at half mast. A number of mass meetingis were held by various organi zations during the day and resolutions eulogizing Mr, Field were adopted. LIBERALS MAKE GAIN. Laborites Also Gain- Two Districts British flection London, Eng., Jan. 19! in Twelve BARS USELESS CZAR'S AMNESTY DECREE EMP TIES FAMOUS SCHLUSSEL BURG PRISON New York, Jan. 19. One person was killed and a dozen were injured Wright, governor general of the Phil when a car on the elevated railroad ippines, has been named by the Pres in Brooklyn fell to the street today, ident as the first American ambassa The car was crowded with passengers, dor to Japan. Three cars jumped the track at a Announcement was made today at switch but the first two remained on the war diepaftment that Judge Ide, Suit for Divorce Filed by Well Known Indiana Woman. Newcastle, Ind., Jan. 19. Mrs. Emma Cooper has filed a cross com- suit a, ainst Anna D. Walsh. Parsing aliena ion of her husband's affections. St. Petersburg, Jan. 19. The Sch 1 lusselb ,u^g state a frtt* /HmriiQ An of fn+nmf .« ii ±. ±. a i. ». «.« i_ Jl MPS TRACK GOES TO JAPAN ?,rlso^' fit06, of famous as ncarcfatt°n for J* many that the report to that effect is with out foundation. Walling is a student and Ms .home is in Chicago. VOLUME 58 OTTUMWA, WAPELLO COUNTY, IOWA, SATURDAY, JANUARY 20, 1906 NUMBER 114 SEST IOWA IDEA IS POPULAR 1 BODY OF MARSHALL FIELD political prisoners, has closed. The considered until a congressman has prison was practically emptied on the brought forward his name. When occasion of the publication of the am- all the nominations have been made nesty decree Jtest fall. Walling Not Arrested. New York, Jan. 19. The cores pondent of the Associated Press at St. Petersburg having been queried con cerning the reported arrest of William English falling in that city for rev olutionary activity, telegraphed today Eliot and her daughter Mrs. George. Lerp, aged 19, both have begun suits that Walling has not been arrested and gressmen in the judicial district and ing them GOVERNOR GENERAL WRIGHT OF THE PHILIPPINES WILL BE AMBASSADOR Cooper demanding $20,000'alimony and senate after the confirmation of Gov- TRUCK BY SNOW PLOW Dubi Peter dent ol Aged fylan is Victim of Probably Fatal Oskaloosa, Jan. 19. (Special) Accident. Oskaloosa Gas company was sold auet Jan. 19. —(Special)—' today by Grnhom Tyler of Philadelphia (plemans, aged 75 years, a resi-jto the Heald-Stevens Co., of Gra,nd Dyersville, was struck by an Rapids. The new company has a Central snow plow today. He. capital of. $150,000 and will complete will pr ibably die. lv rebuild the nlant Washington. D. C., Jan. 19. Luke now vice governor of the Philippine Islands will be relieved from further duty on June 1 after six years' faith ful and efficient service. The Presi dent considers that he is entitled to the dignity and honor of a governor generalship during that period. Gen eral James F. Smith, now a member of the commission, will succeed Mr. Ide. Smith's name will be sent to the GAS PLANT SOLD., Oskalocsa Property Will Be Remodel ed By New Company. .V t, ITS AUTKOR IS SENATOR ALLI SON IT8 OBJECT 18/CUT-? ,, TING "PIE" SHAKING PLUM TREE Courier's Correspondent at Washlng ton Describes the Manner In Which Iowa Delegation Distributes Federal Patronage—Presents Striking Con trast to Conditions In Other States. 1 si ,) Washington, D. C., Jan. 19.— As a result of a conference in tho speaker's room after the house met today it was decided to bring up the statehood bill In the housa next Wednesday. Consideration of the urgent de ficiency appropriation bill was be gun by the house in cnmmitteo of the whole today., Representative Littauer of New York explained the items in the b'ill, which aggre gate $15,215',503, Including $5,340, 785 for the Panama canal. [SPECIAL CORRESPONDENCE.] Washington Bureau of Courier. Washington, D. C., Jan. 19. ai least one "Iowa idea" is popular in Washington: The "Allison" or "Iowa" scheme of shaking the patron age plum tree and distributing the fruit. Under the system in vogue In the passing of the "federal pie" in Iowa, which is the handiwork of Iowa's grand old man, Senator Allison, the congressmen have equal, and in one respect, larger powers than the sen ators. In many states this patronage is exclusively under the control of the United States senators. liberal anl two labor gains were an- prior to adjournment their successors nounced today as the result of yester day's elections. The totals now are: Liberals, 218 Unionists 94 Irish Na tionalists 70 Laborites 37. Once in four years, usually in the latter part of the long session of con gress, the delegation from Iowa, in cluding senators, get' together, usually in Senator Alllcon's committee room, and take up the question of federal patronage. The terms of office of the United States marshals, collectors, district, attorneys,, bftnk examiners- and pension agent expire June 30, and are recommended. Plums Just Go Round. It so happens that in Iowa there there are just about plums enough to go round, that is, to give one piece of pie to each congressional district, although at the present time the sec ond district is without federal patron age. The .caucuses of the delegation representing the northern and south ern districts are held at different times as they have nothing in common, save so far as the senators may participate in each caucus. Senator Allison Issue? the call for the meeting of the northern district and in addition to the two senators. Representatives Haugen, Cousins, Conner, Birdsall and Hubbard are present. The congressmen must take theTnitiatfve" according" to th^ "rul'e a candIda te cannot be voted upon or the voting begins. In voting power the congressman is the equal of the senator although the senator pos sesses the advantage of an equal voice in the selection of candidates in the southern district. Manner of Voting If there are five offices and five con- each congressman names a man from [Continued on Page 8.] TALK REFORM GOES TO WALL BIG CHICAGO GRAIN FIRM IN SHORTAGE IS' 1 FOOTBALL IS DISCUSSED BY MEMBERS OF FACULTIES OF WESTERN 8CHOOLS Chicago. Jan. 19.—The1 faculty rep resentatives of the Western Intercol legiate Athletic association, known as the "big nine," and of other western universities, met here today for the purpose of considering what shall be done with the present game of foot ball. The meeting was called by President Angell, of the Michigan uni versity. EDITORS TO MEET IN OSCEOLA. Southern Iowa Press Association Ar Convention March rartges to Hold Osceola, Jan. 8. 19.— The executive committee of the Southern Iowa Edi torial association met here and deter mined upon March 8 and 9 as the dates for holding the convention in Osceola. Owing to the many things needing attention the program was not definitely arranged but will be completed apd published some time soon. Osceola business men are mak ing preparations for the editors and expect a large attendance at the con vention. The meeting was planned for some time in February, but owing to various reasons was postponed to the ju-.nniinr.Gd dale. RE- CEIVERS' HANDS 1 $100,000 Head of Firm Says Liabilities Are $400,000 and the Assets $300,000— Cause of Failure Is Poor Results In Cash Grain and Cost of Business. Chicago, Jan. 19.—Federal Judge Bethea today appointed the Chicago Title and Trust Co. receiver for the firm of George S. McReynolds & Co., and fixed the bond of the company at 150,000. Board of trade operators were star tled yesterday afternoon when a notice was posted announcing that the firm of McReynolds & Co., for years one of the most prominent firms In the Chica go grain trade, had failed. Although it had been rumored for several months that the firm was in difficulty, the failure wis unexpected by the traders and daused considerable sur prise among the other commission houses. George. S. McReynolds, presl dent of the firm, in a statement issued in -the afternoon, placed the firm's lia bilities at $400,000 and the assets at $300,000. Formal announcement of the failure came without warning. At the close of the exchange for the day, the fol lowing notice was given out: All accounts of McReynolds & Co. have been transferred to Prlngle, Fitch & Rankin. All obligations will be paid In full. It was a compulsory transfer. The first intimation that the firm was in trouble came early in the day, when a large number of firms and in dividuals received back from several banks McReynolds & Co.'s checks with "n. s. f."—not sufficient funds— written on them. The matter was kept from the traders' ears unti^. after the close of the exchange. "Poor results in cash grain and the large expenses necessary to carrying on our business in the last few years are the causes, of the suspension," said Mr. McReynolds. "We sustained no losses in the speculative branch of the business. The failure cannot be traced to causes operating at the moment, but to the cumulative effects Qf poor business. We may rfesuthe J^at&r on." DAMAGE AMOUNTING TO FROM $3,000 TO $7,000 RESULT OF ACCIDENT Albla, Jan. 19.—Fire broke Out last night about 7 o'clock in the carpet room of the R. O. Cramer dry goods establishment, but owing to the prompt action of the fire department which gained control of the fire in about fifteen minutes, the blaze was confined to the one room although the smoke and water caused consider able damage in other departments of the store. A gas mantel, which had become heated, broke and fell among the curtains of the carpet room, ignlt- 1 The loss cannot as yet be .. definitely determined but is various ly estimated from $3,000 to $7,000 and Is partially covered by Insurance. STATE AUDITOR CARROLL OF IOWA AT IMPORTANT MEET ING IN NEW YORK New York, Jan. 19.—The members of the legislative insurance investiga tion committee which lately concluded the investigation of the life insurance business in the state, held a confer ence with the heads of the insurance departments of several states for the interchange of opinions regarding the Insurance laws necessary to be enact ed in this state because of the revela tions at the investigation. Among those present in addition to the mem bers of the committee was B. F. Car roll of Iowa. J. J. Princkerhoff of Il linois, Z. M. Host of Wisconsin and N. B. Hadlsy of Michigan sent word that they expected to be at the meeting later in the day. Senator Armstrong said the conference was of an execu tive nature. PEABODY FAMILY POISONED. Former Governor of Colorado, Wife, Son and Daughter Made III. Canon City, Colo., Jan. 19.—James H. Peabody1, former governor, his wife, son and daughter, all of whom became suddenly sick after breakfast yester day, have entirely recovered. Their illness is attributed to ptomaine pols An In st. t* Spanish Cardinal Near Death. Seville, Spain, Jan. 19. Cardinal! from the bureau of Spinola, archbishop of Seville Is seri- bureau of the census, ously ill and his dpath is expected shortly. FIRE AT ALB1A jOdHCC%£X'* l.^.v^.. CASE IS POSTPONED. Poultney Blgelow Will Doubtless Go Without Punishment. Washington, D. C., Jan. 19.—The senate committee on Inter-ooeanlo canals has postponed until next week the consideration of the re calcltrancy of Poultney Blgelow. It la believed he will go unpun Ished. REPORT IS&. NOT RIGHT iff FRIENDS OF IOWAN'S RATE B1LL WANT IT IN SENATE Philadelphia Woman Was Not Mur dered, Is Coroner's Verdict. Philadelphia, Pa., Jan. 19.—The cor oner's Jury today rendered a verdict to the effect that Mrs. Anita McMur row, who claimed to be Countess De Bettencourt, died of heart disease. John McMurrow, her son, who was ar rested after her death, has been re leased from custody PLAN NEW LAW SAVES NAME ALFARO TAKES QUITO? Such Is the Report That Comes From Guayaquil, Ecuador. Guayaquil, Ecuador, Jan. 19—It is ru mored here that General Eley Alfaro, former president of Ecuador and lead er of the revolution against President Garcia, has occupied Quito, the capital, after defeating the government troops. GIFT FOR MI8S ROOSEVELT. Milwaukee Admirers Prepare Picture Made of Butterflies. Milwaukee, Wis., Jan. 19.—Milwau kee admirers of Miss Alice Roosevelt have prepared a picture made of butr terflles as a wedding present for her. DENVER FINANCIER A88UME8 DEBTS OF HIS UNFORTU-, ,NATE BROTHER. Denver, Colo., Jan. 19 The repub Ilcan today says: "To save his broth er, 'G. D. Guerly. who was caught re cently In the crash of the Provident Savings and Security company of Bos ton, Mass., as president of the con cern, R. A. Guerly of Denver, president of the Guerly Investment company and the Shenandoah Irrigation and Land company oi Colorado, says the Shenan doah company will assume all the lia bilities of the defunct Boston bank and will pay dollar for dollar if the company is allowed to take over th& assetfc of the defunct bank." CHICAGO WELCOMES na criy- 4 & 1 jtt iss&'jt*'- .H SUCH IS KEEP COMMISSION'S CRITICI8M OF COTTON CROP 3ERVICE cat }»v, Washington D. C., Jan: 19.—The Keep commission, which investigated the crop statistical work of the depart ment of agriculture, has submitted to th© President its report, recommending that the methuls be improved or the service discontinued. The report is the outgrowth of the cotton scandal, which discredited the department and led to iumors that Secretary Wilson would resign. One of the chief faults pointed out Is that under the present system the bu reau of statistics'B estimates have been underestimates, and the underesti mates have been especially great in oereal crops and live stock. The report makes no reference to Secretary Wil son's conduct of office. The report makes various sugges tions looking tcv improvement of the service. It saysVhat crop conditions should be expressed in percentages without fractions, since the use of fractions implies a largQfc measure of 'sd of a that in flg lnto well accuracy than can b^exps mere estimate. It recompeB the case of cotton, the ure of condition be bales of indicated weight known commercial formula 6mmends the transfer of the,tfeE8Fmiri ation of the cotton acreage planted statistics to the rentage rted A large diminu tion in the number of correspondents of the bureau is also recommended.® VICTIM OF HEART FAILURE.^, CHINE8E. Commissioners From Celestial Em pire Visit Illinois Metropolis. Chicago, Jan. 19.—A special train on the Chicago & Northwestern road, bearing Tuan Fang and Tai Hun-Tzu, imperial Chinese commissioners to the United States, and their retinue, ar rived here this morning. Members of the committee appointed by Mayor Dunne met the visitors at the depot and escorted the party to the Audito rium Annex, where they will remain during their throe dars' visit in Chi- SENATOR DOLLIVER WILL HAVft STRONG 8UPPORT IN WORK ,t FOR RECOGNITION COMMITTEE Its Author Will Insist on Its Consld eratlon Day By Day. Washington, D. C., Jan. 19. Rail* road rate legislation is to be. consid* ered by both houses of congress from now on. A bill will get through thtf house without any difficulty but meanJ while the senate is proceeding along its own lines and will discuss half a dozen°different bills. In the long run the Dblliver measure which Is substanV tially the same as that to be passed by the houso, stands th© best clx&ncflf of getting through the senate. The democrats in the house have iin troduced their substitute measure. They will support it practically in W body and after their substitute has been voted down they will vote for the Dolliver-Hepburn bill. Both re publicans and democrats will unite on It and it will not be necessary to havs a roll call. The senate committee took up th^V railway rate question today. SenatoiT Dolllver will move for continuous ses4 sions day by day in order tliat the oonw mittee may dispose of the subjecq without waiting for action by the house. .' 8enate Tangle Possible,./ There is a lamentable lack of discW pllne in the senate, as a matter ofi course. From present appearances it will be impossible to get any partlcu-* lar meprSuro out of the committee Interstate 11 is the falUt over us In formulating his measure Col. Hepv burn in the house made so few changes in the Dolllver bill that when the house measure comeq to the senate it will be easy to substitute it for the Dolllver bill, or vice versa. Elklns May Bolt His Own Bill. There is not a ghost of a chance fofl the passage of the Elkins rate bill and no one knoVs this better than Elkins himself. When he was asked today how many members of his committee would be lined up for his bill he replied, with a laugh, "One. Myself." Later on in a cloak* room he expressed doubt whether he himself could be kept in line all the time for the retroactive measure hs had himself proposed. PROGRAM WILL GOVERN. Franco-German Agreement Is to Algeclras, Jan. 19. This being the Mohammedan Sunday there will be no session of the international confer ence on Moroccan reforms through deference for the Moroccan delegates. In the meantime exchanges of views between the delegates of' the powers have brought about an agreement nob to consider, questions outside of the prearranged Franco-German program. WANT RECOGNITION fiy ft* Aw WESTERff MINERS DE8IRE EASY ADMITTANCE TO RANKO OF VU. mm r:wm. WILL ACT Senators Who Have Charge of Bills Affecting Interstate Commerce Fliw ally Take Up the Dolllver Bill anc( L* */wt)rn .of the cop se Indications now ar®~ tuwivnuvua.' UUiv CU the committee will be forced to a pre* ceeding which is quite unusual in th® senate. That is to say, they may bo obliged to report that they have been unable to come to any majority conclu» sion on any one bill. In that case It would be permlsslbls under the rules of the committee, by common consent, to send a series of reports split up among the different measures now before the senate. The house bill would have a standing ell of its own because of the fact that it had been passed by one branch of con* gress and would be entitled under th» rules to special consideration by the other branch. M. W. A. ,•** |*,1 '"i"' I lL Indianapolis. Ind., Jan. 19. The convention of the United Mine Work ers' of America today continued the consideration of resolutions. One of the most Important ones taken up was a resolution favoring the acceptance of transfer cards frum the Western Federation of Miners in lieu at an ini tiation fee. It was claimed on behalf of the res olution that the refusal of the United Mine Workers to accept the cardB of the Western Federation worked a great hardship to the western miners on account of the frequency with which they changed camps. Oqe. those to support the resolut.tr •ame of the delegates fr^ A B* Followed at Algeeiras.