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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
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.
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.
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
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.
Peace Congress Would Have
All Disputes Referred to
Hague When Diplomacy
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.

I lit-•t
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
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
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
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
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
Protect Interests by
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
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.
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.
Sanitary Chief Gets Marked Money for
Dirty Work and Is Caught With
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
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
weak I I6?,^e
f. *j f.
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.
,last ®ren'
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
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
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
Bird, the Democratic Candidate, Has
Taken the' Lead, and Lenroot Drops
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.
Negotiations to Have J. C. Osgood
Resume Executive Control of the
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.
Chr^s. Sanders, One of the Pioneers of
Lee County, Passesj
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
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
a recurrence of an old eye
trouble. Nothing serioua is anticipat
PRIZE OF $4,000,000 FOR BEST
Presbyterian Church of Washington
Fears Strains of
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
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.
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
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.
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.
Senate Passes Bill Giving Townships
and Cities Right to Vote on
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
Madrid and Constantinople
and Russia Hit— Ghili|
Has Volcanic Eruption
as Well
Number of Victims Now Ex
pected to Reach 1,000—
Tidal Wave Sub
'.$(• merges Town
"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, 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. ..
Askabad, Russian- Transcaspian^.
Territory, April 17.—Severe undu
latory earthquake shocks ooourr^d
here at noon today and lasted five
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.
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.
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.

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