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f, I ARBITRATION TREATY FOR NATIONS i% Suffrage the Solution. u, New^ York, April 1.—-The extension suffrage to won?®" is regarded--by ReW Anrja ,H. dentof thi American WomenV Suffragb |esoolatton as necessary to the speedy fealizatlon of. Jthe hopes of the advo cates of universal peace. This senti ment was expressed by Mrs. Shaw fn an address today before the confer ence of women's organisations engag ed In the peace work, which was held In'conjunctio'n with the national peace conference. PIONEER DIES IN BED. William G. Wilson of Marahalltown Succumbs to Heart Disease While Asleep. Marshalltown, April 17.'—(Special.) —William G. Wilson a retired farmer and an old resident of this county, was found dead in bed this morning by his wife. Heart disease was the cause. Pioneer Barber Dead. Dubuque, April 17.—(Special.) Peter Sahm, aged 66 years, a pioneer barber of Iowa, is dead. v. "J* Portico Dedicated.* 4 Washington, April 17.—The chief in ferest in today's session of the Conti nental Congress of the Daughters of the American Revolution centered in the dedication of the memorial portico at Memorial Continental Hall. BANQUET CONDUCTOR HOUGH. Special Train Carries 250 Friends of Popular Railroad Man to Clay ton, Illinois. Mount Sterling, 111., April 17.r—Con ductor George R. Hough of the Wa stbash. who has been in the rervices of „the road for fifty years,, twenty as en gineer and thirty as conductor, was •honored by a banquet at the opera house in Clayton yesterday evening, planned as a surprise by his friends. A special- train was run from Deca tur and about 250 guests, Including all the officials of the Springfield division, •^ere present. Mr. Hough was pre sented with a purse of $100 in gold. GERMANY SEEING THINGS. Belief Expressed That Meeting of Eng land and Italian Rulers Has Significance. -t: kfi Berlin. April 17.—King Edward's ap ..Jf,caching meeting with KHg Victor ,V ^Cmanuel at Gaeta Is attracting much •.attention in the German press, which comments on the event as being an ifort to isolate Germany and win Ifaly away from the triple alliance. An article in the Cologne Gazette in '^this sense is *being widely discussed because it is believed to have been Inspired from Berlin. a EXPRESS SAFE ROBBED. Suspect Arrested in St. Paul Charged With Looting Northern Com •5 pany of $25,000. St. Paul, Minn., April 17.—The police itoday arrested John Gunderarm -m ^lie charge of having held up Fred 'Wpimerman. a clerk in the Northern Express company's office. Jast nieht ^robbed the office safe Of 825.000 hie police would not s-?v whetfc--\ the money had been secured. iAiifrfoiifi* J. H' Peace Congress Would Have All Disputes Referred to Hague When Diplomacy S5l'Failsf,X^' ^srf3S5 ,f WANTS PEACE COURT TO BE MADE PERMANENT &£?» «&• Resolutions Will be Placed Before Coming Interna tionrf Tribunal—Roose velt Indorsed, New York, April 17.—The National Arbitration and Peace Congress today adopted its platform of resolutions, recommending among other things that the Hague conference shall here after be a permanent Institution that a general treaty of arbitration for rati fication by all nations shall be drafted by the coming conference, providing for reference to the Hague court of international disputes which cannot be adjusted by diplomacy. 'i The resolutions speak in high praise \jf President Roosevelt, Secretary Root apd the prime minister of Great Brit ain for the stand they have taken in sfavor of a settled policy of peace among the nations. ELECTIONS ALL OVER ILLIN^' V® ft* I lit-•t SALOON QUE8" IN MUNICIPA THE STATE,- /%'F JtSHTS ISSUE INSIDE kt Chicago, April 17.—In most of the cities of the state which yesterday elected municipal officers the chief question was that of the saloon li cense. In some, however, the liquor question paled into insignificance, and lively fights were carried on. Joliet was recaptured by the demo crats Bloomington, normally republi can, elected a democratic mayor, and Peoria, after a hot three cornered fight, landed in the democratic col umn. The campaign In Jacksonville war. Interesting. Mayor Davis, republican, was re-elected. In Elgin, I. E. Price was re-elected for the fifth time. O'Connor Wins at Peoria. Peoria, 111., April 17—Thomas O'Con nor, democrat, was elected mayor 5n the hottest election in the history of Peoria. Dan R. Shea, prohibitionist, and former member of the legislature, who was running on an independent ticket, was second In the race. B. H. Onken, republican, was a poor third. O'Oonner polled 5,898 votes, Sheen 3,698 and Ohken 2,873. Holland Mayor of Bloomington. Bloomington, 111., April 17.—Bloom ington broke all records in municipal elections, the normal republican plu rality being completely reversed, and Edward Holland, nominee of the demo crats, being elected mayor by 800 plurality over Horatio G. Bent, nom inee of the Municipal league. Holland polled 2.500 votes. Holland is president of the Three Eye league of baseball clubs and is serving his fourth year at the head of that organization. He has been alder man of the fifth ward for eight year and operates a bottling plant. Democrats Carry Pana. Pana, 111., April 17.—The republi cans carried the head of the ticket and two aldermen. The new council will stand seven democrats and three republicans, with a republican mayor. "Drya" Win Out In Carmi. Carmi, 111., April 17.—The liquor men won yesterday after a hard fight. The democrats elected the city ticket,' Mtfr one gjBceptiott. •.. v*- Republicans Get Streator. Streatpr, 111., April 17.—E. M. Davis, republican, was elected majpor, by thirty-nine over Lucey, democrat, in a total of 3,100 votes. The republi cans gain the mayor and the new coun cil will have tight republicans and six democrats. Patterson for clerk and Murdock for attorney, both re publican, and Nater, democrat, for treasurer, woh. Taylor, socialist, had 205 for mayor. Liquor Divides Benton. Benton, 111., April 17.—Benton was divided yesterday on the saloon issue. The following "wets" were successful: J. M. Joplln, mayor Earl Trace, city clerk C. C. Jones, treasurer, and Wal ter Higgerson, judge of police court. A. A. Strickland, "dry,"/ for city at torney, won by four votes. The dryB elected L. L. Clem and R. H. Ward aldermen. The wets, Douglas Martin. The city council is wet. Chenoa Citizens' Ticket Wins. Chenoa, 111., April 17.—The entire peoples' ticket was elected yesterday. For mayor, John B. Wightman city clerk, Andrew O. Rupp treasurer, Vic tor Li. Nickel attorney, James P. Grove aldermen, John McEwen. Jacob Linden and Jacob Balbach. Moweaqua Is Prohibition Moweaque, III., April 17.—A very hotly contested village election was held here yesterday, .the main issue being for and against licensing saloons. The following board was elected President, John Moll Aldermen, Ralph Snyder, Harley Gregory and Joe Amburger clerk, B. F. Hudson police magistrate, J. H. Kirker for licenses, 164 against licenses, 197. Fairbury Wants License. Fairbury, 111., April 17.—License vs temperance was the Issue at city elec tion here yesterday. License won 'but by electing two aldermen with the S. Wilson, the temperance candidate, carried the city by 90 majority over W. H. Bartlett, the license candi date. two hold over, making them stand four ,}n west will have "differential" or for license and two against license. E. Billy Sunday's Victory. Sterling, 111., April 17—John L. Jans sen defeated Mayor J. B. Lewis for re-election by a vote of 900 to 1,250. There were no issues. Tampico went for no license by seven votes and Pin phetstown by twenty votes. The last two named victories are due to Billy Sunday's temperance crusade. Ditt'mar Carries Fresport. Freeport, Ell., April 17.—Chris J. Dittmar will be mayor for two years more, having defeated G. A. Huene meyer, the republican, by 177 votes. Dittmar is a member of the democratic state central committee and he was a candidate for the third time. There was a very bitter fight made against him, it being claimed his police for?? was corrupt, and otuer charges were made against the'administratlon. The majority of the men on the democratic tfcket with Dittmar were also success »..» jV fill*. Vadalia DerrtocratHS: Vandalia. 111., April 17.—In the city election here yesterday the entire dem- (Continued op Page 8.) Road Notifies Passenger As sociation That It tub stand on its own bottom," but on the whole it has worked well for the eastern roads, and the western lines will apparently be forced to adopt it. the west. Glen Haven schooner Elizabeth Day capsized in lake Michigan off Pyramid Point last night during a storm and is a total _^_ ii-iinriTfinM ft! S^X-fcjff S. Will Protect Interests by Commissions Chicago, April 17.—The famous anti commission. agreement signed ten years ago by the presidents of the rail roads In-the United States and Canada been made and broken, and a big rail way rate war Is on. The Burlington system formally no-? tified the chairman of the Western' Fassenger association yesterday that, "beginning at once, the Burlington will take such steps in the direction of pay ment of commissions as we find nec essary to protect our interests." This is the first time that any rail road has openly declared that it would pay commissions since the railway presidents ten years ago agreed that under no circumstances would they pay a commission in any form on the sale of tickets over their respective lines. 100 Ride Tipket Cause. The introduction of the 100 ride tick et at a net rate of $6 and the with drawal of the Burlington from the anti-commission agreement makes in evitable a bitter rate war between the St. Paul-Chicago lines, which is ceatain to extend to the roads from, Chicago to the Atlantic seaboard. All the com petitors of the Burlington will be forc ed to pay commissions If they secure any of the "steamship" business, and from the payment of commissions on that to all other classes of traffic is but a short step. There Is nothing lii the act to regulate commerce or In the anti-trust law to prevent a railroad from paying commissions to ticket agents of another railroad or to any body who secures business, provided the pasenger or shipper does riot get a portion of the commission. QTTUMWA, WAPELLO COUNTY, IOWA, THURSDAY, APBIL 18, 1907. OtZMO&tATte or Rate Wjir Likely to Spread From present indications the rate war bietween the western railroads will spread to Omaha, Denver. Kansas City and other gateways. Some of the most Supreme Court Refuses Jurisdiction in conservative passenger officials predict Suit of State for Share of Receipts that the rate war will not end until an 0f R0ad agreement has been made between the presidents whereby the weaker roads lower rates than the stronger lines be- Jreme. to the strong lines paying the roads to stop cutting rates. There! if „i *2 -f1"," have been several rate wars between ZLatnd the eastern lines over "differentials" Surt superior with the rvsult that today nearly every railroad has ^"differential" between, some points. The "differential" policy: ROMANCE OF AN IOWA GIRL. is just the opposite of "letting every' The' next step in the western rate war will probsbly be the adoption of! "V* ^Iiu the 100-ride tickets, good for bearer, at Tnf' half the regular rate, between this: city and Omaha. St. Louis and Kansas M^ AberfMerri Dr J6 E^now' City. This win affect rates all the way to the Pacific coast, and probably will ,gUe8^ lead to open reduction in rates on in-| a great surprise a£t dividual tickets. The war promises to be one of the worst ever known in ^7 romantic quaintance. The ccuplp met on a train in California. Plans were laid for a PackwoodMan Hit By Brick Hat Driven Into Skull Well Known Farmers Get Into Altercation and One May Die as Result of the Blow Packwood, April 17.—Oscar Hardin, and Bruce Bell, farmers living not far from here in Keokuk county, got Into an altercation over some of Bell's stock running at large. Bell threw a club at Hardin, who retaliated by Bhying a brick at Bell and knocking him Insensible. Bell was revived after a time and his friends and physi cians thought he would recover, but he grew worse. The physieians found the skUll fractured and removing the broken piece, discovered a fragment of the man's hat had been driven in by the .tgrce j?f tlje„ljloJi, 15 reported to -be In Jk^ctitjcal condi tion, and liut little hope Is entertained of his recovery. The men are of highly respected families, and both married. The af fair is a deplorable one. What the outcome will be, should the wounded man die Is hard to forsee. Hardin claims he acted In self-defense. No person witnessed the aflalr. CHICAGO OFFICER ACCEPTS A BRIBE Sanitary Chief Gets Marked Money for Dirty Work and Is Caught With Goods. if 1f" Chicago, April 17.—Perry L. Hed rick, superintendent of the senitary bureau of the Chicago health depart ment, was arrested in the rotunda of the Chamber of Commerce building yesterday afternoon orf a warrant charging him with the solicitation and acceptance of a bribe. Hedrick was taken into custody by Sergeant Philip Miller of Chief Sh'ip py's office and Sergeant James C. Bailey of the Detective Bureau, imme diately after George A. Beckway a mas ter plumber, had slipped two marked onp hundred dollar bills into his pock et, in accordance with a plan arrang ed between the two men several days before. -,r ILLINOIS MAY NOT RECOVER FROM I. C. c0"r'- tween all Important centers. I?e ?,u state of Illinois against The eastern, railroads had to resort 'i j10*8 Central for the accounting to this policy to stop almost an and recovery of the state alleged broker rate war. It practically amounts! -A Vj Springfield, 111., April 17.—The su- this morning dismissed re weak I I6?,^e f. *j f. tf-1 4 [T „4 r,a"' ithadnt jur- Mise Katherine Merrill of Cedaf Falls, Weds Connecticut Man After Meet ing on Train, Six Weeks Ago. Cedar Falls. April 17.—Katherine H. (Merrill of'this city, and Robert A. Mitmnaw brfliant June weddine. but were frus- Schooner Capsizes. (rated by the hate of the lovers. Mich.. April 17.— The Both families are wealthy and pr^m- loss. The crew of four men wu savwLj W. Babcock of Washington. D. C. WGre 5 tv° ,last ®ren' 8n°7' tbe inat palitically ana socially. The bride is Lhe niece'of .TucIro Thomas Munger, of Lincoln. Neb., also Congresman j. Boston Defendants in Suit Against Mrs. Eddy Say Plaintiffs Have Been Bought fv iTd-— iii, Concord, N. H„ April 17.—A gen eral denial of all the allegations of the complainants, in the suits for the ac prop«j#y of Mre. Mw Bt&er Glower K'ddy, filed March l, was tHie legal answer tnade today by the defendants named in the original ac tion. The defendants declare th'ey have no knowledge of many of the allega tions of the.complainants and demand that the complainants furnish proof thereof. They assert that they have reason to believe the bill of complaint was not brought by the plaintiffs in good faith, but that the "so-called next friends have been induced to loan their names at the instigation and expense of certain evil minded persons who are furnishing the money for the prosecution of the bill of com plaint for their own evil purposes and to advocate, their own selfish In terests." WISCONSIN DEADLOCK IS STILL UNBROKEN Bird, the Democratic Candidate, Has Taken the' Lead, and Lenroot Drops Back Madison, Wis., April 17.—The first ballot fthe legislature's joint session for United States senator to succeed Spooner today resulted: Bird, (dfem) 24 Bsch, 19: Lenroot, 19 Cooper, 19 Stephenson, 17 Hat ten, 16 Baensch, 6 Winkler, 3 Es tadrock. 1 Hudnall, 1 Whitehead,-. 1, (all republicans.) Rommel (social dem.) 5 Elank, 1. COLORADO FUEL & IRON WANTS GATES' FOE BACK Negotiations to Have J. C. Osgood Resume Executive Control of the Company ,f 1 Denver, Colo., April 17.—Since death has claimed six of the highest officials of the Colorado Fuel & Iron company. Including President Frank J. Hearne, who assumed office when the Gould Rockefeller combine took over the property, negotiations have been open ed, it is said, with John C. Osgood, who was ousted by John 'W. Gatea. to re sume control of the corporation. DEATH AT FRANKLIN. Chr^s. Sanders, One of the Pioneers of Lee County, Passesj Away. Franklin, April 17.—Chris Sanders died at 7:15 last evening, aged 86 years and six months. He leaves a wife and sevetf children. Mr. Sanders was one of the oldest residents of Lee county. ALDRICH IN BOONE HOSPITAL Curator Goes From Des Moines to In stitution to Have Operation Per formed on Eye. Boone, April 17.—Curator Charle3 Aldrlch, just home from his duties In Des .. Moines entered the Eleanor Mpore hoeptal this morning and this afternoon had an operation perfprmed. A cataract was removed from his left eye. It If a recurrence of an old eye trouble. Nothing serioua is anticipat ed. IltlCt SUBMARINES TO RACE FOR PURSE UNIQUE CONTEST PLANNED WITH PRIZE OF $4,000,000 FOR BEST TYPE OF VESSEL X'/''I ^4 41^^ wmm' ofriT Presbyterian Church of Washington Fears Strains of -H Politics. Washington, April 17.—Organized work within the church in the Interest of temperance is to be prohibited by the presbytery of Washington on the ground that it Is. impossible to fight intemperance without entering politics according to action takeh to the Pres byterian spring conference, here yes terday. R?v. Dr. Wallace of Radcliffe led the forces which finally caused the aban donment of an active temperance cru sBtqe. He explained thai in Illinois and Pennsylvania where tbe .church author!ties had- .gone before the state JegielBtyres ln opposltlon-ttrthG' l!ifl2u¥ traffic the church had brought down upon it adverse criticism from friends and enemies alike. He urged that a clear line be drawn in church work ttiat the church re strict Its efforts to training men and women to be Christian citizens and leave it to them as individuals to de cide whether they will participate in the work of organizations which have as their object the improvement of the moral, physical and mental condi tion of mankind. WAR CONFEREES MEET/ Representatives of Central American Governments Are in Confer 'V ence Today. Washington, April 17.—From reports received by tho navy department it is believed representatives of the gov ernments of Nicaragua and Salvador are today in conference at Amapala, Honduras, looking to the settlement of the difficulty between Nicaragua and Honduras and Salvador. The Ameri can gunboats Boston and Chicago have been reported as sailing yesterday, having on board the conferees of those countries. [pi«W pfwPfl us New York, April 17.—A race under water for a prize of $4,000,000. That's the unique contest scheduled to-be held underneath the surface of Narragansett Bay next week. The race is to be between two submarine boats, and on the result depends tho decision of the United States Govern ment as to which type of coat shall b« adopted in the construction of the proposed new submarine warships. The Octopus of the John P. Holland type and the Lake designed by Simon Lake, are the contestants. In addi tion to the two chief performers, th"3 first submarine flotilla in command of Lieutenant Charles P. Nelson, and consisting of the Porpoise, which Lieutenant Nelson commands the Shark. Lieutenant Lloyd S. Sliapley, and the Plunger, Lieutenant Guy W. Castle, will be on hand to "police the course," preventing interference from wreckage or fishers. After the submarine maneuvers there are to be surface, contests which are expected to be more spectacular. This is the personnel of the board which has been appointed to make the decision Captain Adolph Marlx, president Naval Constructor D. W. Taylor, Commander Burns T. Wall lqg, Lieutenant Commander William S. Smith, Lieutenant John W. Tim mons an^ Ensign F.-M. Sadler. TEMPERANCE WORK IS BARRED. ••h'l THROWN FROM BUGGY.' Well Known Van Buren County Citizen Meets With Accident, the Result of a Runaway. KcosauqAa, April 17.—Yesterday Guard Workman, aged fifty-seven and a highly respected resident of this county, who is the father, of Mrs. Craig Sherod of Keoaauqua, was thrown from the buggy of a runaway team and badly hurt. The accident happened near Winchester and he is now at a residence in that vicinity in an uncon scious condition. No bones are broken but the attending physicians fear con cussion of the brain and other internal injuries. He was born In this county and has always lived here. LOCAL OPTION IN ILLINOIS. —. Senate Passes Bill Giving Townships and Cities Right to Vote on Question. Springfield, III., April 17.—The sen ate today ty*a vote of 35 to 6 passed the bill for local option in townships, cities and villages, the question to be voted on at a general election, m' 4' Cold in the North. Norfolk, Neb.. April 17.—The tem perature over northern Nebraska and southern South Dakota dropped to fourteen degrees above zero during the night. It is not thought much damage to fruit has been done. Mirror Men Organize. & .w Pittsburg, April 17.—The National Plate Mirror Manufacturers' associa tion. having for Its object the advance ment and protection of the mirror trade, was organized here today. Rob ert A. Schlegel of Willaimsport, Pa., was elected president. Woman Dies in Elevator Shaft Pasadena, Cal., April 17.—Mrs. Shippby, a guest at the El Vavra hotel in this city, was killed yesterday by falling down an elevator shaft in the building. Mrs. Shippby was the wife of a member of the Great National Im plement Manufactory of Minneapo lis- NUMBER 10» EARTH SHOCKS REPORTED IN: Madrid and Constantinople and Russia Hit— Ghili| Has Volcanic Eruption as Well "it. 7 MEXICO1 EARTHQUAKE -I- DEATH LIST GROWS Number of Victims Now Ex pected to Reach 1,000— Tidal Wave Sub '.$(• merges Town -t* "Madrid, April 17.—Severe earth shocks were felt today at Totoaa and Murcia. Much damage* wa .'v done, but no casualties are report, ed. .* CONSTANTINOPLE HIT. V, Constantinople, April 17.—An earthquake^shock waa felt her*,-* and in the suburbs at 4:80 this"* morning, ft was especially aharp in the upper part of the Boaphor us. .. IN RUSSIAN TERRITORY Askabad, Russian- Transcaspian^. Territory, April 17.—Severe undu latory earthquake shocks ooourr^d here at noon today and lasted five •^•'•^eponda. VOLCANO IN CHILI. Valparaiso,, Chill, April 17.* News has reached here that tHe Puyehue Volcano In the province of Valdivais Is In violent eruption The eruptions are accompanied by awful subterranean rumblings,.* earthquakes, Intense darkness,*» electrical displays,,ashes and boll ing water. Flowing lava hM set .•, fire to surrounding forests and the Inhabitants are fleeing Irt terror. —O— City of Mexico, April 17.—West coast cities of this republic were Milk en by repeated earthquake shock* up to 4 o'clock yesterday morning and from the meager reports which call b« secured from the affected area tbe ear lier estimates of lods of life and prop erty appear to have been entirely too low. The death list Is expected to reach 1,000. Tho worst news comes from Aca pulco, which seaport is partly sub merged as a rbsult of & tidal wavei which accompanied the earthquake shocks. Although the harbor was smooth when the disturbances first occurred, the water soon rose and burst over the breakwater. Just hov?« much of the town Is submerged is ndt known, as the messages from there are vague. It Is reported that several: ships which were in the harbor put to sea when the first quake (Same. All are said to have escaped serious dam age. V/ Tixtla Reported Destroyed. The city of Tixtla, midway between Chilpancingo and Chllapa, whfch wer« leveled to the ground, is reported to have met the same fate. This had about the same population as Chilpan cingo. .. Messengers who have come over land from the coast rebort that th« towns of Ayutla and Ometepec have been destroyed. Ometepec h&u about 4,000 Inhabitants, and it is feared the loss' of life there may be heavy, Ayutla is a smaller place and reports Indicate that few if any of its real dents met death in the quake. Tlapa, a town eighty miles' wast of Chilpan^ff' cingo and near the border line of thtf state of Ovaca, is also roported to hav# been wiped out, but nothing la of the possible loss of life there. The constant receipt of reports further devastation by the shocks different parts of the republic leads tb the fear that the present casualty which places the dead at thirty-eighft'i and the wounded at ninety-three, witf\ be found to have greatly under-evti- Shock 8weepa Entire Cofeat, -v A report from Chllpanolngo say* that the whole of the west coast frotn Acapulco south to Sallna Cruz, the Pa cific terminal of the Tehuantepec Na tional railway, Mexico's new tradscon tlnental road, which was opened with elaborate ceremonies last January bj. President Diaz, has been badly dawy aged. ... *, If it be true that a mail Is loved lot the enemies he has made then it'U true that love is bora of emuiti. 1 4 1 mated tho number of fatalities. Thl«.'Y it is feared, will never be accurately 7 known, as many of the dead are of the peasant class, living In small and re mote settlements.