MUST RAISE 1
OTTUMWA CITIZENS, TO SECURE
STOVE FACTORY, MUSt jfH§
PUT UP CASH
1$85,000 IS NEEDED
This Amount Will Purchase Janney
Property and Additional Greenville
Stock Controlling Interest Will
Then be Owned by Local. Subscribers
—The New Proposition Made Known,
fi H. W. Merrill,
Calvin, Manning, Secretary.
Gentlemen:—In keeping with our
conference yesterday morning we pro
"se to sell to you the 4.6 acres of
,'und located at Ottumwa, Iowa,
owned by The Janney Mamifac
?^fipany of Columbus, Ind., in
dings thereon, also in
5'3'es included in ap
and Fixed Ma
the sum of twenty-flve
uousand u^ars ($25,000) cash.
This offer to be accepted at once
an* closed on or before February 7,
1906. Yours truly,
'-m' The Janney Mfg Co.,
We the undersigned committee rep
resenting the preferred stockholders
the Janney Manufacturing company
:•§$$* of Columbus, Ind., hereby ratify and
approve the above proposition.
y-/? Overton H. Mennet,"
John W. Donake'r, 1
From Friday's D-ily.
The above proposition was presented
to the special meeting of stock sub
scrlbers to the Royal Stove and Range
Co., this morning in the council
bejv The proposition was neither ac
c^Pfed norj^fused by the subscribers,
... but it was'the sense of the meeyijg to
,v„ present the matter to the citizens of
•fe Ottumwa and ascertain if they were
^willing to subscribe $25,000 for the
Janney factory and $10,000 additional
with which to purchase the Greenville
stock. In fewer words, it remains for
Ottumwa citizen to raise $35,000 in
dition to the amount of $40,000 already
subscribed. In return for this extra
-35,000, Ottumwa people will control
•75,000 worth of stock in the Royal
Stove and Range Co., and the interest
of J. H. Martin and J., W. Baker will
aggregate $321500, making a total capi
tal stock of $107,500., The plant will,
be owned by Ottumwa citizens and
Mr. Martin and Mr. Baker. The Janney
I Manufacturing company of Cdlumbus,
t„ Ind., will have no interest in the con
cern whatever. To secure this addi
tional $35,000, H. L. Waterman, who
occupied the chair, named J. W. Nea
sham, J. C. Devin and A. G. Harrow
to serve with the original committee.
1 This committee, which is now com-|as
jiosed of Joseph Datn, Henry Phillips,
H- W. Merrill, Calvin Manning, J. W.
Neasham, J. C. Devin and A. G. Har
row, will endeavor to raise the required
amount and report at a meeting to be
held next Monday evening.
"'ie following resolution is being cir
,..d £oday by the committee:
,/eas, It. has been found advan
to purchase the factory,
and buildings of the Janney
.uring company of Ottumwa,
the sum of twenty-flve thous
irs $25,000) and to raise the
jum of ten thousand dollars
Jfjto' purchase balance of out
stock of the Greenville, Ohio,
.. .. ay, we the undersigned, sub
scribe the amount of stock set opposite
Sur names in the Royal Stove and
Range company of Ottumwa, Iowa.
This not to set aside the original con
"3J- RUSSELL MAY RECOVER.
Victim of Shooting Affray Shows
Eldon, Feb. 2.—(Special.) —"Red"
Russell, who was shot by Night Po
liceman Samuel Crow, Saturday night.
Is somewhat improved and the attend
ing physicians say that he may re
cover from his injuries. Crow is well
on the way to recovery from the in
juries he received during his pistol
duel with Frank Russell and the lat
ter's wounds did not prove serious,
grow is in Eldon.
-PRESIDENT PARDONS MIDDY:"
John Paul Miller, Convicted of Hazing,
la Favored by Executive.
Washington, D. C., Feb. 2.—The
President has pardoned Midshipman
John Paul Miller of Kentucky, recently
convicted of hazing at the Annapolis
OSKALOOSA PIONEER DEAD.'
Harden Morgan, 90 Years Old, Passes
Away During Night.
Oskaloosa, Feb. 2.—(Special):—Har
den Morgan, aged 90 years, who cele
brated his seventieth wedding anniver
sary on Christmas day, died at his
home here last nteht,' He has lived in
For ofvfrv vAara ...
COAL MINE OWNERS AIDED
Dolan, Head of the Mine Workers In
Western Pennsylvania, Votes With
Operators to Continue Present Scale
In Central Competitive District for
the Coming Year.
W 1 -'V
willing to abide by the verdict of their
representatives in convention, r
Millions for Defense.
Immediately following the rejection
of the operators' proposal the conven-
take care- of the miners. "The motion
provoked considerable discussion and
after it had been amended to substi
tute ten weeks for the six suggested
the "time during which the districts
(should take care of their dependents,
the whole subject matter of the mo
ition was, on motion of Secretary W.
ID. Ryan, of Illinois, referred to inter
national executive board with power
to act. In putting the motion Mr.
Ryan remarked his belief that no good
could come of the discussion of such
meters in open convention.
What is Next Move?
The action of Dolan Is somewhat of
al convention of the United Mine!
Washington, Feb. 2.—Much to the
surprise of congress, the house com
mittee on the District of Columbia
has ordered that the bill establishing
the whipping post for wife beaters In
the District of Columbia be reported.
The measure will' be sent in without
Bertie Adams, a bachelor from Phila
delphia. introduced the measure,
which has the indorsement of the
President. Members generally have
advised'i against its passage for fear of
the possible^ consequences to wives.
One of the arguments made against it
is that \a wife when angry with her
husband! may have him arraigned and
I mrv mi
Indianapolis, Feb. 2.—The coal op
erators and miners of the central com
petitive and southwest districts, met
in joint conference today to finally
settle the question as to an agreement
if possible. F. L. Robbins, of Pitts
burg, moyed that the present scale be
affirmed with the same prices and
conditions for the year beginning
April 1. Robbins is president of the
operators and their spokesman.
The Operators' Ultimatum.
The counter proposition submitted
by the operators, which was said to be
their ultimatuto, provided for the sign
ing for another year of the present
wage scale with certain modifications
to reimburse the Illinois operators for
expense incurred under the shot firers'
bill, now effective in that state.
Much enthusiasm was manifested in
the pipceedings of the convention at
various stages, but the most important
MORE SERIOUS AGRARIAN
5EI UPRISING CUMMINSssw
ORDERS ARE FEARED IN
1,300 bodies, many of them their own
comrades, into Lake Baikal through
holes in the ice.
Shot Without Hearing^ tl
Details of cavalry from Tsarskoe-
tion set about to provide means for Selo yesterday surrounded the rail- surance as viewed in the south. His
accumulating a strike fund of $6,500,- road station at Goolotvin, on the Ria-! "earers
in addition to a like amount now zin line, where a strikers' committee
on deposit in- the international district of thirty-six members had assembled.,uaed as weapons to ridicule the argu
jaiid the sub-district treasuries of the Wtthout a hearing or the attendance: ments of the representatives of tlje ill
miners' organizations. of priest they were ordered to turn surance companies.
Moves Per Capita Tax.' their faces to the wall and were shot,
The subject was brought up by Sec- Meanwhile eighty of the strikers
retary-Treasurer W. B. Wilson, who had boarded a departing train. The
said that in view of the fact, as he military chief followed on cars armed
believed, that the rejection of the op- with mitrailleuse guns, and, speeding
[orators' proposal means a strike or an at the rate of 100 miles an hour, over
war after April 1, he wished took and bombarded the fugitive train.
jto inform the delegates that the funds When the latter.stopped nearly all its in one or two instances they clashed
of the international treasury could not!" passengers were dead. Those who over the relative value to the citizen
at present be depended upon to sus- 7?ere ®1 alive were ordered shot by the brands of policies issued by
tain the miners in such a gigantic the officer.
struggle. To provide for an emergen-1 Sixteen Anarchists Killed.
cy he moved that a per capita tax of Four more anarchists, making six
$1 a week bo voted and that all dls- teen during the past fortnight, were
tricts take care of the dependent min- shot without trial in the citadel at ferred dividend bull by the throat with
era within their, jurisdictions for at Warsaw yesterday. Of the total fif
least six weeks. He said after that teen were Jews.
time hie believed the International or- Reports from Japan say that discon-
ganization would be in a position to tent among Russian prisoners result-
AH In nn 4-n -A nn A1« A.
ed in an attempt to fire the stores and
depots which house 12,000- prisoners.
SHE IS HAPPY
CZAR ISSUES MANDATE
Delivers Personal Speech to Repre
sentatives of the Kursk Government
and Will Send Copies Broadcast
Among the Peasantry,
St. Petersburg, Feb. 2.—In view of
the profound conviction prevailing
among the marshals of the nobility,
members of the zemstvos and other
classes which are in direct touch with.
the peasants, that spring will witness
will be violating his will if they at
tempt to enter into possession of pri
vate lands. At the same time his
majesty has assured the peasants that
with the co-operation of the national
assembly he will institute measures
for their relief.
Will B? Sent Broadcast.
The emperor's words were delivered
personally to a deputation from the
Kursk government and will be sent
broadcast throughout the empire.
1,500 slain In Russia.
St. Petersburg, Feb. 2.—A pitched
battle between the mutinous troops at
step was taken with all due gravity Irkutsk and Cossacks, which resulted
and after mature consideration. Voices in 1,500 being slain, is reported from
were heard counseling further consul- Siberia by way of the newly repaired
tation with the operators, but these telegraph line.
same voices acknowledged that little The Cosacks did not take the trou
could be expected from such a confer- ble to dig trenches in the frozen
ence and declared their constituents ground to bury the dead, but threw
MRS. YERKES SAYS SHE IS
MIZNER AND GLAD.
F. La Robbins of the Pittsburg coal
company said, last night that the op
erators would not recede from the ul
timatum delivered to the miners In New York, Feb. 2.—All doubt as to
the afternoon. If the miners are in the marriage of Mrs. Charles T.
the same temper today the operators Yerkes to Wilson Mizner was set at
will '.make no further proposals, the rest today by the filing of the certifi
only action remaining will be the for- cate of marriage with the bureau of
Imal adjournment of the joint confer- vital statistics. In addition a news
ence and later the same action will be paper quotes Mrs. Yerkes in conflrma
taken by^ the convention of the mine tion. According to this paper, Mrs.
Yerkes said today: "All I can say is
that I am happily married."
Mizner left his hotel today and with
a surprise and what is to be done at *rove to the Yerkes home
this afternoon's meeting is a problem.
tSn oflered° by°the^ coal "operators**0 of GOES TO FUNERAL
Workers, and the adoption of a reso-j London, Eng., Feb. 2. Queen Al
lution offered by Secretary Ryan of exandra and her suite left London
Illinois, placing the miners on record this morning for Copenhagen to at-
[Continued on Page 8 Christian. U'
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA MAY
GET THE WHIPPING POST
And that upon his release he
I tend the funeral of the late King
voted to report the bill are Smith of
Michigan, Allen, Morrell, Campbell,
Wiley, Greene, Beidler, Blaekburn,
Kline and Babcock. Those voting
against it were Sims, Meyer and Mc
The President recommended the es
tablishment of the whipping post In
his message to congress a year ago.
This recommendation has been taken
up by the chief of police and the
judges of the police courts.
The bill provides that any man^ltfh
victed of wife beating shall be subject
ed to corporal punishment by being
given not more than thirty lashes. The
whipping\is to be done by the marshal
of the district, or one of his deputies,
embers of the committee who in the presence of a physician.
OTTUMWA, WAPELLO COUNT Yv IOWA, SAT IIP AY, FEBRUARY 3, 1906
IOWA GOVERNOR'3 ADDRESS ON
INSURANCE REFORM CRE
ATES A SENSATION-'^'
PLAN JBEING PREPARED
Committee of Fifteen, With an Advis
ory Board Made Up of Several Gov
ernors, Is Appointed to Arrange a
Scheme for Reform In Handling In
Chicago, 111., Feb. 2. The nation-
al "convention' calleVto coMWerThe
Dlorable scale than hof^rJ6 tt»! Pr°P°sed reforms in the supervision
emneror has HfiiHn onrt !of
outspoken mandate to the peasantry form'leeis^atl^ Ah6
setting forth that the rights of prop-i°^ Islatio:n. A committee of flf
erty are, sacred and that the peasants
Insurance companies turned its
Then, to the accompaniment of
cheers from the reform faction of the
convention, Governor Albert B. Cum
mins of Iowa arose before the conven
tion and yith heavy broadsides of elo
quence put the insurance men to rout.
Lieut. Gov. W. P. Thome of Ken
tucky followed up the victory of the
Iowa executive with a discourse on in-
convulsed with laughter
anecdotes which he
The session w$s defined by a south'
era delegate as "one of the purtiest
wildcat scraps he ever saw."
Clash Over Rival Policies.
The company men talked as* if they
were trying to insure each individual
hearer in their respective companies.
Reau E. Folk, brother of Governor
Folk of Missouri and insurance com
missioner of Tennessee took the de-
bare hands. He flayed the deferred
dividend system, terming it s. system
6f gambling contracts and likening its
tion to that of Shylock when he de-
manded a pound of flesh. He termed
the system "immoral." At the close of
his arraignment Mr. Folk presented a
resolution to the effect that the sense
of the convention was that deferred
dividends should be absolutely prohib
Vice President Rufus W. Weeks and
General Counsel J. H. Mcintosh of the
New York Life Insurance company,
made a vigorous flght in favor of deithe
ferred dividends. Mr. Mclntotfh as
serted that legislation against the sys
tem would be a violation of the right
of individual contract.
Gov. John A. Johnson of Minnesota
presided as permanent chairman.
Fire Opened by Cummins.
Governor Cummins chose an op
portune time for his speech. The
vice president and general counsel
for the New York Life had expended
their eloquence. Ex-Insurance Com
missioner W. A. Fricke, formerly of
Wisconsin but now understood to be
connected with an insurance company
in New York, had taade the remarka
ble assertion that life insurance is "a
[Continued on f'age 8.]
FARM HOUSE IS BURNED.
appointed to decide upon the
report to be submitted to the conven
tlon later in the day. In addition to
the fifteen active members of the com
mittee, all governors and members of
the conference of commissioners on
uniform legislation were designated as
members of an advisory committee.
The governors present were Johnson
of Minnesota Elrod of South Dakota
Beckham of Kentucky Davidson of
Wisconsin Cummins of Iowa and
Sarles of North Dakota.
Cummins Routs Insurance Forces.
For three hours yesterday the
agehts and emissaries of-life Insurance
companies held the floor of the na
tional insurance convention in session
at the Palmer house.
Residence of Frank Sheets, South
Ottumwa is Destroyed.
The home of Frank Sheets, three
miles 'south of Otutmwa, was totally
destroyed by Are late last night. The
family had retired at about 8:30
o'clock and at 11 o'clock, Earl a son,
was awakened. Smelling burning
wood he went down stairs to find the
kitchen in flames. It is supposed the
fire started from a defective kitchen
flue. The building -was insured for
$500. The loss is not known. Noth
ing was saved except an organ, a sofa
and a clock.
A COLD WAVE.
Decidedly Chilly Weather Prevails In
ISf Several Eastern States.
New„York, Feb. 2.—A cold wave
prevails today over the New- En
gland states, New York, Pennsyl
vania and Ohio, temperatures
ranging from 15 degrees above
zero to 29 degrees below, the lat
ter figures being registered at
Meat-ham lake, in the Adirondacks.
CONGRESSMAN SULZER DE
CLARES SOME ONE IN WASH
INGTON HAS ERRED,
OF A SCANDAL
He Wants to Know Why the Custom
House Property In New York Was
Sold for a Third of Its Value—Pun
chase Price is Not Paid.
Washington. D. C., Feb. 2. Rep
resentative Sulzer today introduced a
resolution in the house calling on the
attorney general for information as to
when the government executed deed
for the custom house' property in Wall
street. New York, where the deed is,
why it has never been recorded and
other facts in connection with the
sale of the custom house property to
the National City bank
8old Below Value.
In explanation of the purpose of his
resolution, Sulzer said the bank was
dodging its taxes. He charged that
the sale of the property to the bank
was scandalous as the property is said
to be worth $10,000,000 while the bank
agreed to pay only $3,285,000 and has
not paid anything as yet
COTTON ON RISE.
Report of Census Bureau on Unglnned
Product Creates Excitement.
New York, Feb. 2.—The report of
the census bureau, published today, es
timating the amount of cotton un
ginned on January 16, at 250,884 baleb,
caused considerable excitement in the
cotton market. The market was very
active and irregular before the report,
but its was followed by a sharp advance
of from 20 to 24 points. There 'was
heavy realizing and the market later
ruled verv irregular and nervous.
GIRL TO SEEK UNCLE'8 BODY.
Niece of Minneapolis Man Lost on Val
encia Hires Indian Guide.
Victoria, S.~C., Feb.'2.—Miss Bruer
of Minneapolis^ whose uncle, I. G.
Bruer, a Minneapolis lumberman, was
drowned on board the Valencia, has
engaged an Indian girl as a gfiide and
is preparing' to go'lo the scene of the
wreck td- search for her uncle's body.
CABLE IS CUT.
Communication Between New York
and the West Indies Interrupted.
New York, Feh. 2.
munication to the West Indies is cut
off today beyond Jamaica. The cause
of the interruption is not known..
EDWARD F. 8WIFT 18 UNABLE TO
KEEP TRACK OF INVEST
Chicago, 111., Feb. Edward F.
Swift, vice president of Swift & Co.,
one of the defendant corporations in
trial of the immunity pleas by
which the packers are seeking to es
cape prosecution under the indict
ments charging them with violation
of'the anti-trust law, tried the patience
and temper of District Attorney Morri
son to the utmost yesterday under
cross examination. The ordinarily
suave tones of the prosecutor became
menacing and a threatening forefinger
was leveled repeatedly at the witness
in efforts to get definite answers to the
Mr. Swift could not lie induced to
give' the answers desired by the dis
trict attorney. He exasperated Mr.
Morriepn by making such answers as
"I dont,know," "I can't remember," "I
don't recall," "I have no recollection."
Once when Mr. Morrison was trying to
flnijl out whether the witness was a
stockholder in the Kenwood company
Mr. Swift replied that he "did not
Calls Himself "Ignorant."
"Why don't you know?"inquired Mr.
"I'm too ignorant, I suppose," smil
ingly replied Mr. Swift, the answer
awakening a grin on the faces, of the
Dubuque, Feb. .2.—William 'Clark
was acquitted by the Jury last even
ing of the murder of Leroy Sumner,
whom he found with his wife., Sum
ner had paid attention to Mrs. Clark
for months while he was with the de
fendant, running a spindle wheel at
county fairs, etc. Clark warned him,
and when he found the two together,
he shot and killed Sumner last Octo
ber. The jury had been outy several
uours. The plea of temporary insan
ity was made, but the real defense
was defense of his home. Then sen
timent was stronc here for acciuittaL
A^±L.M\*tX.-h totO* vO-^vL
RETIREMENT OF CONGRESSMAN
HITT WILL GIVE COUSINS
FOUR BIG COMMITTEES
Lacey, Hepburn,Hull and Cousins Will
Next Year Be Iowa's Quartet of
Chairmen of Important Committees
•—New View of Pension Laws Intsr
estlng to Iowa Veterans,
'Washington, D. C„ Feb. 2. —The
senate committee on the inter
state commerce today reached an
agreement to vote on the various
railroad rate bills February 16.
There are three, measures being
pressed for consideration, the Dol
liver-Clapp bill, the. Elkins bill
and the Foraker bill. The measure
which receives the largest num
ber of votes will be Reported to
the senate as the majority meas
ure and it is likely both of the
other bills will be given to the
senate in minority reports.
Washington, D*. C., Feb. 2.—Be
fore proceeding to the considera
tion of the railroad rate bill today
(he house passed a bill extending
the public land laws to the tract
of land ten miles square In Wyo
ming, ceded to the government In
1897 by the Shoshone and Arapa
Representative Thomas of North
Carolina opened the discussion on
the rate bill making an argument
in Its favor.*
Washington Burdki vf Courier.
Washington, D. C., Feb. 2.
The declslpn of Congressman R. R.
Hltt, of Illinois, not "again to accept
the nomination for representative, in
the house,makes It reasonably certain
that Congressman Cousins of the fifth
Iowa district will become cha1x man"0l!
the. oorartfittee, 'rfftfaf
agaiij giving to Iowa four great chair
Congressman Cousins is third on
the list at present, and therefore not
the ranking member, but for reasons
that need not be stated, it is very
probable tnat when Speaker Cannon
again makes up the committees Mr.
Cousins will head the list on foreign
affairs and that Mr. Adams will be
provided for In another manner.
In the fifty-sixth congress Iowa led
all other states in great committee
chainnenships, having six, and, so far
as influence Is concerned seven, as
Senator Dolllver was then a member
of the ways and means committee,
high on the list, an assignment .fully
equal to a chairmanship. D. B. Hen
derson. afterward speaker, was chair
man of judiciary J. A. T. Hull of mil
itary affairs, which office, he now
holds John F. Lacey, of public lands,
which he now holds: Geo. D. Perkins,
of printing A. L. Hager, of enrolled
bills. At this time the chairmanship
oi. Lacey(j Hull and Hepburn are all
that remain of that remarkable quota,
and arpresent Iowa has no representa
tive on the ways and means commit
tee, although Judge Smith is well up
on the approprlatjons committee.
Foreign affairs Is one of the great
committees of the house and as time
goes on its importance will Increase.
To become chairman of this commit
tee is 'the ambition of a large propor
tion of the members of the house and
should Mr. Cousins succeed Mr. Hltt,
as he likely will, if he continues to
represent the fifth district in con
gress, he would have reason for spe
The Pension Status.
•Old soldiers In Iowa will be Inter
ested in the status of the service pen
sion matter, concerning which there
has been some question of doubt un
dor the present commissioner of pen
sions. If the clause which has been
inserted in the pension appropriation
bill is allowed to stand the "service"
feature will be determined definitely.
This clause reads as follows: "And
provided further, that age is a perma
nent, specific disability within the
meaning of the pension laws."
The hearings held by the appropria
tion subcommittee framing the pres-'
ent bill developed the interesting situ-
(Continued on Page 8.)
DECEIVED HUSBAND CLEARED
AFTER TRIAL FOR MURDER
the spectators in the court-room
cheering the verdict.
The fact that Clark took Sumner
when the latter was penniless and
friendless and aided him to a good po
sition elicited much sympathy from
the spectators. Sumner was at Law
ler, last August and approached Clark
and begged for a quarter to get a meal
.with, explaining that he was friend
less. They were together at Dike,
Malcom, Garden City and other Iowa
towns. When Clark discovered that
his wife had formed a liking for Sum
ner, he pleaded with. her and she
promised "to be good," but appears
to have been unable to withstand the
wiles of her tempter.
I E S
A W E E
CONTEST OVER STATE PRINTER.
AND BINDER IS PRACTICAL#
Present Railroad Commissioner Art.
nounces His Candidacy for Nomina
tlon to Succeed Himself—State Mar
shal Bill Makes Its Appearance and
la Thought to Face Defeat.
Des Moines, Feb. 2.—(Special,)
—The senate put in an hour this
morning discussing the question
of whether to ^authorize the Insur
ance of Morses. The bill was fi
nally committed to the commit
tee on insurance. An amendment
to authorize cattle Insurance was
The house passed the Head con
stitutional amendment resolution
to provide for the legal construc
tion of. tile drains from one farm
across the farm property of an- I
other man to an outlet. It is now
impossible for the legislature to
authorize such building by law.
This amendment was adopted at
the last session but was referred
to the legislative session of 190T
on account of doubt as to whether
this Is a regular session of the as
Bills were today offered in both
houses to amend the law relating
to the sale by the state of the
channels of rivers and islands
and land on the boundaries of the
state. The question is to be sub
mitted to a commission.
George R. Wnitmer, the newly
seated democratic member from
O'Brien county, got in a bill today
to make Municipal elections non
partisan by taking the circle from
the ballot and arranging the
names of the candidates for each
of the Courier,1
Dea Moines, Feb. St
The action of the state senate la
adopting the Conrtright resolution to
hold a joint convention of the houses
of the legislature on February 9 to^'
select a printer and binder and the
trustees of the educational institutions
is taken as the end of the possibility
of a flght against Emory English and
E. p. Chasten as candidates for the'
Senator Courtright represented the
opposition to Messrs English and
Chassell in the flght in the republican
caucus, W. F. Parrott, who was a pros
pective candidate for binder, resides
in his district and in his town. Mr.'
Parrott was for the extension of the'
terms of the incumbents of the two
offices, that the election might be put
over to the next assembly and then he
could be a candidate.
So that when Senator Courtright of
fered the resolution and got It through
yesterday it was noticed that there'
would be no further fight.
Race for Commissioner.
The live political subject of conver
sation is the announcement of ktfce
candidacy of Colonel Dave Palmer of
Washington' to succeed himself as
state railroad commissioner. Colonel
Palmer authorized the Register and
Leader this morning to announce his
He has served two terms on tha
commission and in addition was ap
in to a an a us
the death of C. L. Davidson.
Palmer a Standpatter.
Colonel Palmer is a standpatter
from Standpatville. He Is in Major
Lacey's class. He has no use for any
of the isms of the progressives. Such
men as he and Major Lacey and Ma
jor Rathbun of Marion who is a can
didate for the republican nomination
for governor, are honest in their con
victions andl stand for their side ot
the^case, which makes "it a pleasure
to contest wi^h them. They are not
foraging between lines and endorsing
or criticising according to the way it
seems the wind is blowing at the
Colonel Palmer's candidacy followa'
the formal announcement of the can
didacy of Frank W. Porterfleld of At
lantic. There will be several candi
dates in this race for there are two
places to fill. E. A. Dawson will nob
be a candidate for renominatfon.
Palmer, Porterfleld, Ed. Sltz of Spen
cer, O^ven Lovejoy of Jefferson, W. L.
Eaton of Osage, are among those that
may get into the flght, yet.
Wife Desertion Bill.
The fact that the wife desertion bill
of the house was defeated in the sen
ate by an overwhelming vote, on rec*
ommendation of the senate committee
on judiciary, of which Senator Dowell
is the chairman, is not an indication
that thp idea has been abandoned. It
seems to be conceded that the legls'
lature this winter will pass some sort
of law on this line. The house meas
ure was too strenuous. It put it
to the hands of the vicious element
among women to harass men beyond
endurance. The promoters of the
meas&re failed to recognize the fact
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