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THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE IN NEW
,^ YORK SPEND NIGHT IN
.TERROR OF FLAMES
ONE WOMAN IS DEAD
Dies of Fright—Man Descends Red
Hot Fire Escape—Boston Vaudeville
Performer Arrested cvn Charge of
•«$)&?, Setting Fire to Buildings.
New York, Nov. 9.—One woman Is
•lead, a man in the hospital suffering
from severe burns, and two thousand
persons fled from their homes in a
panic, and thousands more passed a
sleepless night as a result of serious
incendiary fires in two blocks bounded
by Sixtieth and Sixty-first streets and
Columbus and West End avenues early
today. Scores of persons whose lives
were endangered by the conflagration
were rescued by firemen. In all there
were five fires, every one of them in
cendiary, between midnight and 3
o'clock this morning.
V. YY|D!es of Fright.
The woman who lost her life was
Mrs. Caroline Swan, aged 70 years. She
died of heart failure induced by fright.
Adrian Tompkins, was severely burn
ed as a result of descending a red hot
fire escape. The loss was about
$20,000. Frank Morris, of Boston, a
vaudeville performer, was arrested on
suspicion of setting the fires. The po
lice allege that in each of the fires the
tenants reported when they fled from
the apartments Morris was the first
person they met.
BEACH HOTEL COLLAPSES.
"'"Score of Workmen Are Buried in the
Jg^l^ JjiOng Beach, Cal., Nov. 9.—The new
on -the beach
here Jayed WHfflfr' ffittrning, supposed
ly frojji. weak construction, and pos
sibly 3 sftore of men were buried in
the rufns. The structure, which was
of reinforced concrete, caved in with
out warning from the basement to the
fourth floor, leaving but one wing
standing. Great confusion reigns and
It is impossible to obtain an accurate
report of the number of workmen
buried in' the debris. Estimates of
the number of dead range from ten
MONROE HOTEL DESTROYED,
Leading Hostelry of Town Burns
Down, Involving Loss of $4,000.
Monroe, Nov. 9.—Monroe suffered a
$4,000 loss Wednesday night in the
burning dotal of the Monroe house, a
two story brick building and leading
hotel of the place. Fire was discov
ered at 7:30 in the attic, resulting from
a defective flue and owing to lack of
material to fight the fire the building
The hotel was managed by Guy Clif
ton. None of the contents were saved.
Insurance on contents is $700. The
building is valued at $3,500, and is
owned by R. Vanderploeg at Pella.
LAD FOUND DYING IN ROAD.
Mysterious Case at Woodward of Un
Perry, Nov. 9.—Found with a bullet
hole over the eye, and living just long
enough to say he did not know how
It happened .Wilbur Perry, an un
known lad, 16 years old, was found
near Woodward in a dying condition.
While the. theory that it was an acci
dent is the general opinion, still some
are of the belief that the affair may
a have been a murder. Perry worked on
a farm and before that was employed
on the interurban. A search is being
made for his relatives.
pftiSj HOWARD COMING HERE.1
Will Be Acting Embassador Until
One Is Appointed.
London, Nov. 9.—Esme Howard,
British consul general in the isle of
Crete has been appointed to the re
cently created post of councillor of
the British embassy at Washington,
and will be acting embassador during
the interim pending tne appointment
of a successor to Sir Mortimer Dur
AUTO ACCIDENT FATAL.
Sully Bank Cashier and Assistant
Are the Victims.
Des Moines, Nov. 9.—Henry DeWitt,
assistant cashier of the bank at Sully,
a small town east of here, was instant
ly killed and Frank Sherman, cashier,
will probably die from an automobile
accident today. The driver lost coa
.trol of the machine and it p'.unged in
to a ditch.
CANNON'S PLURALITY, 10-088
Speaker Has 2,000 Increase Over Vote
of Four Yesrs Ago.
Danville, 111., Nov. 9.—Official re
turns from ali-the counties in the
Eighteenth district give Joseph O Can
non, speaker of the house, a plurality
-of 1C.0S8. Th!.? Is 2,000 'arger than
his plurality Jour year.} ngo.
"G6W£ DOWN TO SEE HOW
DITCH 18 GETTING ALONG,"
Panama Over the Visit. ,.,v
Band on Boat Plays "8tar Spangled
Banner" as Party Goes on Board the
Battleship—Great Enthusiasm In
Cape Henry, Va., NOT. 9.—The batr
tleship Louisiana, with President
Roosevelt and party on board, and the
convoying warships" Tennesee and
Washington, passed but by Virginia
Capes at 6*40 this morning.
Washington, D.\ C., Nov. 9.—"Good
bye, I am going down to see how the
ditch is getting along," shouted Presi
dent Roosevelt as he stood on the
after starboard deck of the yacht May
flower at Washington navy yard, as
ti»e vessel was leaving the dock with
the President for his Panama trip.
Accompanying the President were
Mrs. Roosevelt and her maid Surgeon
General Rixey, of the navy, and M. C.
Latta, one of the assistant secretaries
at the White house. The Mayflower
will take the party to Wolf Trap light,
Chesapeake bay, where a transfer will
be made to the battleship Louisiana,
whioh is to convey the President to
and from the isthmus. When the
President and Mrs. Roosevelt arrived
at the navey yard a company of mar
ines and a detachment of the army
was drawn up about the wharf, and as
the presidential carriage arrived, a
welcome was sounded from a bugler
aboard the ship and from a drummer
in the marine ranks. As the band
aboard ship played the "Star Spangled
Banner" and the bugle sounded anoth
er melcome they walked down the
gangplank aboard the vessel.
Crowd to See Party Off.
Here had assembled to meet them
Postmaster General a,nd Mrs. Cortel
you Ambassador and Mme. Jusserand,
who carried large bunches of flowers
for Mrs. Roosevelt, and James R. Gar
field, commissioner of corporations.
They remained until the order was
given to start. Then the United
States flag was run up the vessel'3
gaff. The gang was taken in, the ship
loosed from her moorings and the trip
to Panama was begun. As the vtwef
started the President appeared on-"the
deck and shouted good-bye t6 the
crowd which had assembled. As the
ship passed. out the presidential sa
lute of twenty-one guns was fired.
The President will spend four days
on the isthmus. He will arrive at
Colon, November 15, where he is to
be greeted aboard the ship by Presi
dent Amador, of Panama, and Mrs.
Amador, Chairman Shontz and other
officials of the canal commission. A
considerable portion of that day will
be spent at Labdca and Ancon.
Preparations for Visit.
At Ancon the day is to be made a
"fiesta" with the town decorated and
illuminated. The President and party
are to be driven in carriages through
tne principal streets, accompanied by
an escort on horseback. An address
will be macie by President Amador
and a response by President Roose
velt. In the evening the President
and party are expected to dine with
President and Mrs. Amador at the
presidentia. This will probably be the
only time on the isthmus when the
President will leave the jurisdiction
of the United States. Tne program
Friday and Saturday contemplates a
visit to and inspection of all points
on the isthmus, including the Culebra
cut. Sunday will be spent at Cristo
bal. That evening the party will board
the Louisiana for San Juan, Porto
Rico, where the vessel is scheduled
to arrive November 22. At Suan Juan
elaborate preparations have been
made for the reception of the Presi
dent. He will remain there one day,
leaving Friday for Washington.
Panama, Nov. 9.—President Amador
has invited the governors of the seven
provinces of the republic to attend a
reception in the capital, which will be
given in honor of President Roosevelt,
and all have signified their intention
of being present.
There is great enthusiasm through
out the entire republic over the ap
proaching visit of the American execu
tive. People from interior towns al
ready are arriving in anticipation of
tne presidential visit.
WITNESS IS SHOT.
Was to Give Important Testimony In
Philadelphia, Nov. 9.—Frederick,
Schaffhaueer, star witness in the con
spiracy case against John W. Hill,
former head of the filtration bureau,
was shot twice in the abdomen, while
on the seventh floor of the city hall
today. Two men near Schaffhauser
Later it was ascertained that the
shooting was done by Frederick Kron
berger, a fireman of the city pumping
station, and was the outcome of domes
tic affairs. Kronberger alleges that
Schaffhouser had been intimate with
KANSAS HArU3S IN BAl ANCE
Both Hoch and Harris Continue to
Claim They Have Won.
T.opeka, Kas., Nov. 9.—Although
there are still five Kansas counties not
heard from, it is generally believed
that Hoch (R) for governor, is elected
by between 3.500 and 4,000 plurality.
The democrats concede nothing.
HOLDS DP AN:
ACCOMPLISHES A DAR-
ING PIECE OK WORK ON
BO0S THE PASSENGEBS
Secures Valuables to the Amount of
$500—At Point of Revolver Compels
Conductor and Porter to Awaken
Those in Sleeping Car.
Kansas City, Nov. 9.—A lone, robber
heavily masked boarded the rear sleep
er of an east bound Alton-Rock Island
California limited at Slater, Mo.,
shortly after midnight and robbed the
passengers of money, watches and jew.
elry to the value of $500. The robber
who is described as tall and wearing a
long black overcoat, when the train
was well under way, entered the ob
servation car and at the point of a
revolver commanded the conductor
and sorter to proceed ahead of him
and wake up the passengers, whom he
relieved of their valuables. The
sleeper was well filled. y.
Leaves the Train.
When the robber had made his way
through the car he started for the sec
ond, but before he could enter the por
ter slammed the door in his face.
Realizing that he could proceed no fur
ther the robber pulled the bell con},
and when the speed of the train slack
ed somewhat, jumped off and disap
peared. Officers from Glasgow, Slater
and Kansas City have gone in pursuit
of the highwayman.
TWO ARE DEFEATED.
Mahaska Republicans Lose County
Attorney and Auditor.
Oskaloosa, Nov. 9.—The republicans
of Mahaska county carried their en
tire ticket victory with the exception
of County Attorney John N. McCoy,
and the possible exception of Auditor
J. W. Dqak. McCoy iB defeated by
over $QQ, but it will tak'e the official
canvass to deoide the Doak-Brlggs
contest, as. the .official returns '•give
Briggs a bare plurality or four.
Those elected are: Hull for repre
sentative, Thompson for treasurer,
Corlett for clerk, Valentine for., sheriff,
Deck for recorder, Young for super
intendent of schools, Clemens for
suveyor, Fachllnger ..or coroner Pull,
McVey and Moore for supervisors.
The unofficial count gives Briggs, de
mocrat, for auditor, a plurality of four
BOMB THROWING STIRS CITY.
Two Outrages Committed at Dubuque,
One of Which Endangers Life.'
Dubuque, Nov. 9.—Local police are
investigating, fruitlessly so far, the
two dynamite outrages committed
election evening. The first one oc
curred sit the Telegraph-Herald office,
and the other at the residence of Sher
iff Dunn iii front of the jail. The lat
ter was the more severe. .A woman
saw the man who did the act. She
says that he was about medium height
and wore a light overcoat. The bomb
exploded in a few seconds, and sev
eral windows in the front of the house
were smashed. The explosion of a
bomb at the Telegraph Herald wrecked
the window under which it was placed,
and endangered the life of an employe.
NAGLE TO BE TRIED AGAIN.
Case of Notorious Island Murder of
Carl Brady, Up Soon.
DavcnpOi-t, Nov. 9.—William Nagle
will be given a trial in the Henry coun
ty circuit court during the November
teim for the murder of Carl Brady in
his cabin on lf^snd B, Drury towrs'nip,
a year ago. Nagle will not face -he
crime of in.-.jder.- but instead will be
tried on two or more charges of rob
bery, »row!siR out of the former
hnrges of minder Naglc is un !er
five indictment Uioneh he was fre»d
of the charge r-f murder by the su
preme court on a technicality.
WOMAN IS IDENTIFIED
Found to be Augusta Ray Formerly of
Chicago. 111., Nov. 9.—The woman
who was last night shot and killed in
Lincoln Park by a man who immediate
ly afterward committed suicide, was
today identified as Augusta Ray, form
erly of Fish Creek, Wis. The man is
said to be Charles Grant who was in
love with the Ray girl. No cause for
the shooting is known.
WORKS OLD RENT SWINDLE.
Much Wanted Man Captured at Bur
lington After Collecting Money.
Burlington, Nov. 9.—A clever swin
dler, said to be wanted in other towns,
was captured here yesterday aftsr
working the old rent racket. He call
ed at the home of John Seek, where
he induced Mrs. Seek to pay him a
month's rent, saying he had bought the
house. She later notified the police
and he was arrested.
King Edward Celebrates.
London, Nov. 9.—King Edward to
day is celebrating his sixty-fifth birth
day quietly at Sandringham. surround
ed by his family.
OTTUMWA, WAPELLO COUNTY, IOWA, SATURDAY NOVEMBER 10, 1906.
NEW OFFICE FOR
HON. J. F. LACEY
STRONG BELIEF THAT HE WILL
BE COMMISSIONER OF GEN-
ERAL LAND OFFICE
Congressman of 8lxth District Likely
to be Successor to William. A. Rich
ards, Who Will Leave the Position
About March 4.
Washington, Nov. 9.—There Is a
strong belief that President Roosevelt
will appoint Representative John
Lacey, of Iowa, commissioner of :he
general land office to succeed William
A..J Richards, ^ho will. relinquish his
plAce ,at tlie same time that Secretary
01 the Interior Hitchcock leaves offlc»,
Representative Lacey, defeated for
re-election tQ congress, is chair
man of the hpuse committee on public
lands and is said to know all the ins
and outs of the matters that have agi
tated the .land omce in the last three
Some Washington officials are not
afraid to say today that the retirement
of Mr. Hitchcock will be hailed with
joy by many officials in tne far north
west. James R.' Garrtejd, who will suc
ceed Secretary Hitchcock, knows that
he is to undertake a work in land
matters which will be as trying as his
labor in digging up facts about the
inner workings of the great corpora
CUT OUT RUMMAuc SALE.
Health Authorities at Sioux City Issue
Edict Against It.
Sioux City, Nov. 9—Church societies
and charitable institutions have been
ordered by Dr. Grant J. Ross, city phy
sician, to stop a-rummage sale unless
the promoters disinfected the second
hand clothing contributed by the
charitable people. The health depart
ment has Issued an order that rum
mage sales will not be permitted in
the future unless the £oods have been
fumigated. Dr. Ross says several con
tagious diseases here have been traced
directly to goods disposed of at a rum
mage stile. i."
ONE MORE FOR DOLLIVER
H. Exley is Defeated- Candidate for
Chariton, Nov. 9.—(Special.)—Later
returns from Wayne county last even
ing gives Dr. J. A. McKlveen (R) 79
plurality over H. Exley (D) for sena
tor. This elects the doctor by 23 votes
as this county (Lucas) went against
him by 56. This also means one more
vote for Senator Dolliver where it did
mean one against him.
Iowa County In Line.
Marengo. Nov. 9.—Albert F, Dawson
carries Iowa county by 325 on the final
semi-official count, all precinets heard
from. He received a total of 2,080
votes, as against 1,755 for George W.
Ball. The democratic county ticket
was elected. Porter for governor car
ried the county by 43S plurality. .He
received 2,079 votes, while Cummins
received 1,641. Howell, republican
candidate for judge, received a plural
ity of 783, overcoming a plurality of
622 in Johnson* county and being elect
AGED MINISTER LEAVES.
Rev. H. R. Lewis Goes to Bonaparte,
After Visiting Rev. J. M. McElroy.
From Friday's Daily.
Rev. and Mrs. H. R. Lewis of Wam
ego, Kansas, who have been visiting
at the home of Rev. J. M. McElroy and
family, who reside on North Jefferson
street, left yesterday for Bonaparte,
where they will spend the wintex with
Mr. Lewis is 85 years of age and is
a man of remarkable vigor and activ
ity. Some 35 years ago he had charge
of the Presbyterian church at Ben
tcuuuort aud Bonanarta.
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The President goe3 to Panama and may finish the job before
ANNOUNCEMENT MADE IN NEW
WORK THAT OTHERS WILL
Standard Oil, Amalgamated Copper
and United 8tates Steel Corpora
tion Are Among Them—Increased
Cost of Living is the Cause,
New York Nov. 9.—The Herald sayB
it became known yesterday that prac
tically all -great railroad and Industrial
corporations of the country, the affairs
of which are directed from' this city
have decided to .increase .the prevall
liig' wftte Of "Wages of their employes:
Besides the Pennsylvania railroad
which already has announced an In
crease, the Standard Oil company,
United States Steel Corporation and
the Amalgamated Copper Company are
mentioned as having decided on in
crease or have the subject under con
sideration. The New York Central,
Lackawanna and other eastern rail
roads have either been requested to
advanpe. the wages of their employes
or have taken some steps to do so.
•The Herald says the increased cost of
living and prevailing prosperity are
the reasons for the step.
Miners Get More.
Bisbee, Ariz., Nov. 9.—All miners
employed by the mining companies at
Bisbee and Thombstone received no
tice of a raise of twenty-flve cents a
day in wages, to. date from November
1. The new scale means the payment
of a half a million dollars more each
year by.the.mining companies.
Lima, O., Nov. 9.—A five and ten per
cent, advance in the wages of all the
employes of the refining branch of the
Standard Oil company is announced
TROUBLE NEAR BORDER.
Texas Rangers and Mexicans Are In
Brownsville, Tex., Nov. 9.—A de
tachment of Texan rangers enroute to
Rio Grande City to investigate the as
sassination of Judge Welch, which oc
curred Monday night, were attacked
by a body of armed. Mexicans, and a
bloody fight respited. One Mexican
was killed and. many wounded. Gov
ernor Lanham is, rushing troops to the
scene. The situation is regarded as
critical. More fighting i% expected be
fore the troops arrive. The Mexicans
are said to be aroused over the oppo
sition to their voting in the recent elec
OFFICIAL COUNT NECESSARY.
To Determine Result on Lieutenant
Governor In New York.
New York, Nov. 9.—Latest returns
from all- sections of the state indicate
that an official count will be necessary
to determine, whether Bruce, republi
can, or Chanler, democrat, is elected
lieutenant governor. With incomplete
and partially estimated returns from
every county, Chanler's possible plur
ality has been cut down to 671.
Later official returns from Erie
county this afternoon showed a net
gain for Chanler. o£ 355 over previous
figures: This increases h!s present ap
parent plurality to 1,026.
HELD FOR EXTRADITION.
Karl Hau Arrested In.London Charged
Baiieri Baden, Nov. 9.—Karl Hau,
alias Stau, a lawyer of Washington,
D. C., arrested in London yesterday,
is wsmted by the local police on the
charge of murdering his wife's moth
er, Frau Molitor. The motive for the
alleged crime appears tc have been in
sane greed of -money.- Fran Molitor,
who is wealthy, refused several times
to comply with Hau's requests for
money, having given her daughter con
siderable dowry and arranged that she
should inherit jpart of her fortune.
MORE COMPLETE RETURNS SHOW
GOOD PLURALITY FOR KEN-
NEDY IN FIRST
Little Change In the Results From ths
Sixth—Dawson Has a Magnlfloent
Victory to His Credit—Hepburn Has
From Friday's Dally.
Latest returns from the counties
of the Sixth district cause some
changes in the tabulation. The result
is now announced as follows:
Wapello "county .7 ,fc *M6
Mahaska couhty 31
Jasper county 216
Keokuk county ... ^. 1,011
Poweshiek county .... 89
Monroe county 581
Total 670 2,721
Hamilton's plurality, 2,051.
Davenport, Nov. 9.—The returns are
all in from the Second district and the
wonderful run of Congressman Daw
son is to be noted. While all thought
that Mr. Dawson would be elected,
and some said by 2,000 plurality, the
general opinion was that it would not
be over 1,500. The magnlflcant run
made ^y Mr.' Dawson shows that the
people of this district are with him
and appreciate his excellent servlcos
at the national, capitol. This takes
the second district from the doubtful
column and places it in the safe repub
lican districts of the state. The vote
by counties follows:
Muscatine county .... 858
Jackson county -..... 564
Scott county 444
Iowa county ........ 325
Jackson county 825
Clinton county 46
Totals i,191 871
Dawson's plurality, 1,820.
Burlington, Nov. 9.—Hon. Charles A.
Kennedy is elected to congress from
the First Iowa district by the plurali
ties shown in the table below. The
result in Louisa county alone is in
complete. Several precincts there are
incomplete, and the actual figures will
not be known until the oount 'by the
board of supervisors next Monday.
The vote by counties follow:
Des Moines 1,462
Van Buren 235
Washington .... .. .. 680
Totals .. ..2,669 2,450
Kennedy's plurality, 219.
Clarlnda, Nov. 9.—Hepburn carried
nine of the eleven counties of the
Eighth district- with a net majority rif
3,284, as follows:
Total ..3,634 350
Hepburn's plurality, 3,284.
Inaugurated Lord Mayor
London, Nov. 9.—Sir William Tre
loar's term of office as lord mayor of
London was inaugurated todjLV with
the time-honored pageant.
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AN OFF YEAR
St ''s'" .?*
TOTAL VOTE IN IOWA IS NOT FAH
FROM 420,000, ACCORDING
#fiTO THE RETURN* Hi
vs ,• ^«, ...
Party Has Thirty-six Members of the
Senate to Fourteen Democrats—Has
Seventy-two Members of ths House
of Representatives, t'
Des Moines, Nov. 9.—Complete
turns from the state show that Govern
or Cummins is re-elected by a plurality
of 22,456 vctes over Porter. The total
voteB were: Cummins, 196,822 Pop.
The total votei
The returns of congressional dUh
tricta are as follows:
Fourth .. ..
Eighth .... ....
Cummins' plurality. .i8^2B
The congressional results were as
the state will not
be far from 420,000, according to pres
ent indications, a larger vote than evtr
before has been poled in an "off year**
.feixth-^Hamilton (D) ..2,051
Sevehtti^Hull '"(B) ^...... .. 7,06b
Eighth—Hepburn (R) 8,284
Tenth—Conner (R) 1,000
Eleventh—Hubbard (k) t!,600
The legislature will be- republican
in both houses. The republicans will
have thirty-six members of the senate
to fourten democrats and seventy-six
members of the house to thirty-two
democrats, making a republican major
ity on joint ballot of sixty-six.
This will insure the election of a
republican senator, and it is probable
that Senator Dolliver will be re-elected
The result of the election seems to
have settled the question of the suc
cession to Walsh as democratic mem
ber of the national comihission from
Iowa in favor of Wilbur March of
Swings County to Democrats.
Mr. Marsh took an active part in
the campaign and succeeded in turning
Blackhawk county, where he lives,
from one of the strongest republican
counties in northern Iowa into the
This county gave Roosevelt 8,200
plurality, a,nd three years ago it gave
Cummins 1,331 plurality. This year
it gave Porter 387 rlurality and elect
ed a democrat to the senate, and the
republican candidate for member of
the house seems to have got through
by the smallest kind of a majority.
This is one of the most complete
changes reported from any county In
the state, and the friends of Mr. Marsh
say that his selection as member of
the national commission from Iowa
Returns From' Counties.
Following are the returns for gov
ernor by counties:
Sulli Cum Por
van. mins. ter.
1,198 1,525 1,851
1,058 1,133 1,538
1,861 1,750 M48
1,078 1,354 909
2,394 2,463 2,992
2,410 8,448 8,818
1,238 2,714 1,499
1,925 1,643 2,057
575 1,778 *781
925 1.941 1,198
972 1,576 1,213
2,259 1,758 2,579
1,539 2,069 1,678
1,996 2,031 2,145
606 1,983 866
915 1,885 1,129
Cerro Gordo 1.839
Cherokee ... 1,861
Chickasaw .. 1,759
Crawford ... 1,854
Decatur .... 2,132
Delaware ... 2,161
Des Moines 3,805
Dickinson ... 1,029
Dubuque .... 8,960
Fayette .... 3,332
Franklin .... 1,599
Greene ...... 2,018
Grundy ..... 1,560
Hamilton ... 3,420
866 1,178 1,272
355 1,420 70
4,117 4,188 4,229
2,150 1,788 2,550
1,264 2,089 2,111
1,861 1,055 2,126
1.761 1,599 2,078
1.336 1,726 1,785
3,233 3,318 4,150
310 904 507
291 1.336 407
2,298 3,096 2,240
542 2,078 947
412 1,422 531
1,794 1,452 2,118
1,009 1,651 1,404
1,137 1.994 1,531
725 2.349 825
627 1,531 808
867 2,649 968
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