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CALIFORNIA MAN NAMED AS
MINISTER TO NICARAGUA—
Washington, Deo. 9.—Senator TiH
man today introduced resolntiona -di
recting the committee on finances to
4 investigate the recent proceedings of
the secretary of the treasury in con
Stjl^nection with the financial crisis, also
I^Xito make inquiry concerning the ,issu
:Y' ance of clearing house certificates.
The resolutions were presented in
two series, the first dealing with tho
.-operations of the treasury department
and the second with clearing house
/,' certificates, both being divided into
Nominations Sent to S«nate.
TJie President todav sent to the
senate the following noiatoSfibnsT
Envoy extraordinary and minister
plenipotentiary to Nicaragua and
Costa Rico, William L. Merry of Cali
^Interstate commerce Commissioner
Charles A. Prouty of Vermont, re
Assistant attorney general, John Q.
'f'hbmpBon of Kansas.
The-hoUse was in session only a few
w-d Minutes today and' aidjourted until
sv Supreme Court Decisions,
"i*. Washmgton, "Dec. 9—The supreme
court of the United States today up
iiheld the North Dakota statutes pro
hibiting the adulteration of white lead
and mixed paints. The" question 0f
whether a railroad company can ^be
compelled upon the order of the state
railroad commission to stop its fast
mail triEiin's when engaged in inter
state commerce,, was decided today by
the supreme court in the negative.
!P be be
f(ad w':! not be over 400
MEN WORK TO
Moncngrah, W. Vat., Dec. 9. The
.jC'' re which bro':--? out ii No. 8 mine
yesterday was walled in this niorning
r-'d the work Qf recovering the bodies!
'•f th? vi.^ti'ns of Friday's explosion
wr rcsirard. Up to 10 o'clock the
.ict. stood at 53.
re a S a a no on
sind st.nppe-1 temporarily the work of!
rovprlng the bodies of the victims.
S It was said by members of the rescu
mg party that more than 100 bodies
have been losated in both urines and
mat they will be brought to the sur
faco now that the fi .Uis been ex-
Inquiry to be Thorough.
A th-jrouch investigation wag mads
lv the company am,:ih a-is lisoverel -j
that many miners believed to have
5a#: i»^n entombed escaped because they
had not s-one to work on Friday aft-1
er Thursday's holiday. A score or
more of these tnen reported to the!
'"•ffic'als during the last twenty-four
Clarence Hall of Washington, 'aj
government mine expert, with Chief!
Inspector .T. W. Paul of West!
Virginia, spent the entire day at the!
mine?. .He will remain here until he
a or in at on
President C. Vv. Watson of tho
Fairmont Coal company issued a
Statement which said:
wgg| There have been numerous reports
that the families of the dead men are
d-icti+'ite. Thesi reports are wrong.
Boy Thr wn From Horse Dies.
Iowa City. Dec. 9. —(Special.)
James Siegling. aged 10, of Sharon
Confer, a village near Iowa City, was
thrown b^ a skittish pony last night
while riding home from church. His
neck was broken and he died instaut
Iv. He was the son of Marcus Sieg
line. who was killed by the accidental
discharge fa shotgun recently.
«, Thr Drown in Iowa.
Marshalltown, Dec. 9. The three
pohs of N. E. Carnall. agsd 10. 12 and
14, were drowned at Tama. 17 miles
a®® east of here while skating last even-
The Fairmont Coal company is taking
aud will take car-* of all these fam
tj'ss. In addition to this the women
of. Monongah. Fairmont and other
rla-^es have organized relief measures
and are rendering effective ass st-110,028.000
THE LATE KINO OSCAR.
Whose Death Plunged Nation Grief
QUEEN OF SIWEDEN,
widowed by death of King Oscar.
Woman Kills Two
Gives Herself up
Somerville. Macs.. Dqc. 9.—
Mrs. mery Huntley walked In
to the police station here today
and announced that she had
killed her two grandchildren,
Raymond, aged 6 and Caroline,
aged 4 years. The children were
found later at her home. They
had been stupefied by illumin
ating gas and then drowned in
a bath tub. The children were
on a visit to their orandmother.
It is alleged the women is men
Ginned Cotton 8,339,000.
Washington, Dec.. 9.—The census
bureau today issued a bulletin show
ing that the total cotton crop of this
years' growth ginned up to December
1 was S,o39,000 bales compared with
bales la^t year and 8,690,000
Pettibone Jury Is Filled.
Boise, Idaho, Dec. 9.—The jury
which will try George A. Pettibone
the charge of complicity in the mur
der of former Governor Steunenbe-g
was completed late Saturday after
noon after several days of effort. The
taking of evidence, it is thought, will
W»eMy F»nk -ctat"-ner.t
New York, Dec. 9.—The wekly
baink statement shows that loans ha\
decreased $11,683,000 deposits hav*
decreased SS.432.000 the reserve has
increased J4.671.OCO the deficit h^s de
creased $6,779,000 and the ex-United
States deposits have decreased $7,648,
060 nr\ jbm
Oscar II. of Sweden is Dead
Prince Gustave Ascends toThe Throne
MONARCH DID NOT RBCOONIZB.
QUEEN AT BEDSIDE— 6WED
Sfitti'' PLUNGED IN'GRIfiF.' ^V
iSf Funeral Delayed.
Stockholm, Dec., 9.—The
necessary arrangements for the
funeral of King Oscar, who died
yesterday, probably will neces
sitate the delaying of this
cercmony for a fortnight.
Stockholm, Sweden, Dec. 9.—Oscar
II-, king of Sweden, and until recently
|king of Norway, died at &10 o'clock,
yesterday. Constant brodaing over
his loss of Norway caused his demise.
Indeed, the doctors in their final diag
nosis make no effort to conceal the
fact that the venerable monarch died
of a broken-heart.
The pride and heart of the beloved
leader of Sweden, who was called the
ablest ruler of the nineteenth century
and the most democratic king that
ever lived, were wounded beyond re
pair by this unhappy event of his de
King Gustave V. Now on Throne.
Four hours after King Oscar's death
Prince Gustave, the oldest son of the
late ruler, took the oath of office as
king under the title of Gustave V. He
announced that he had adopted as his
motto. "With the People for thei
The oath was administered by Min
ister Lindman. Then t.be princes
cf the blood swore allegiance to the
king, who embraced and kissed them,
giving his favorite brother, the giant
Carl, a hearty slap on the back. This
ceremony being concluded, the cabinet
resigned, but the king begged the
ministers to remain at their posts ana
assist him as they so nobly assisted
Country Bowed With Grief.
The whole country is bowed with
grief, for King Oscar was something
•more than a ruler of his people, and
had endeared himself to them as an
intimate and personal friend. When
the flagon the palace was dipped to
half-mast there was a moan of anguish
from the assembled multitude, and
many of them cried, "Our dear old
king is dead."
The last hours of the expiring mon
arch were passed in unconsciousness,
and up to the end he gave no sign of
recognizing those about him. The
queen was grief-striken because he
could not bid her farewell.
who succeedes to the title of Crown Prince by his fatiie^SjaHcent to throne.
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Waehington, Dec. ft.-*-Presi
dent Rooaevelt today sent the
following telegram to the new
king of Sweden:
"I deeply sympathise with
your majeety and with the peo
ple of Sweden in the loss of an
honored father and a venerated
(Signed) Theodore Roosevelt."
Court Surrounds Deathbed.
Believing that death would not oc
cur until morning, the members of the
royal family and the cabinet ministers
withdrew, and the physicians left their
patient in the hands of the nurses
^Continued on page
PRINCE (JUS TAV ADOLPBt,.
CROWN PRINCESS. MARGARBT.
CAUGHT IN FLIGHT
San Francisco, Deq. 9.—David F.
Walker, president of the California
Safe Deposit and Trust Co., was
found speeding south on a Southern
Pacific train last night when he was
supposed to be at 'his San Mateo
home. He. was, placed under. an'est
and taken 'from the tra(n at Santa
Barbara on instruction? given by As1
sistant. District Attorney Henry.
J. Dalzell Brown, a banker. and: Wal
ter J. Bartnett, vice president, of tne
Western Pacific railroad were, arrest
ed yesterday in connection with the
failure of the California Safe Deposit
and Trust Co.
Ceremp'ny at Horn? of Bride We.d.ries
day Evening, Rev. OrcMtt .:-,
Agency.—Wednesday evening at 8
o'clock, at the home of the bride's par
ents, Mr. iand Mrs. J. S. McCombs, oc
curred the marriage of their daughter,
Myrtle, to'William B. Heller, Rev. 6.
G. Orcutt pastor of the Methodist
Episcopal church officiating. Only the
immediate relatives of the contracting
parties were present
The bride was attired in white rad
ium silk trimmed in cnlffon and car
ried white roses. After t'qe ceremony
the guests retired to the dining room/
where a three course supper was
TOTBDAT, DECEMBER 10, 1907
IS TO COME
REVS. DA VIES, HARGETT AND
8T0LT2 WAITED UPON EVAN
GELIST AT. MUSCATINE
GOT PROMISE OF DATE,
DBTBCTmBS TOR MINE OWNERS
CLATaf TO HAVB FOUND 100
RiFLBS HID. ''V .: ..
Goldfleldf Nev., Dec. '9.—Wednesday
has been definitely decided upon ad
the day for the'rreopenlng of the
mines at Goldfield. Ail authoritative
statement was made last night that
sufficient nonunion men were already
On the. groound to work the mines.
While Goldfield seems to be
WILL BE NOV. 1908 \5
OR IN JAN, 1909
MATTER OF SUNOAV^S COMING
TO OTTUMWA HAS BEEN BE
FORE MINISTERIAL ASSOCIA
TION FOR.SEVERAL WEEKS.
Th^ Rer. "Billy" Sunday will come
to Ottumwa next full. It was reported
this morning at the meeting of the
mlate$wt«d aaabol*tl6& which eonven
*4 #t tbfl .ptrlbra of the Y. M. C. A-
The aemiBltte composed of Chair
man RST. F.' O. Da vies, pf |he Baptist
ohurch .JUir. ,F, F. Btolta, of the Fret
Presbyterian chureb, aad Rer. It W.
Harcett, of the Firet Methodlat B^iis
J0»»1 church made ths xeyort after re
turning .fronj 'Muscatine where they
vera attendanoe at t)te meetings
held by B*angellst Sunday.
The oofimltte^ waited uppn Mr.'
Sunday and after some time and effort
yrooured -defl<e prpmlse from the
Cuaons 9raag«l)*t that he vould be In
Ottumwa to cojadnct meetings ^in the
eouine, of a year or jpore.
the .time:of the 'evangelist. Is so
taken up tn^advance tiiat^he was not
able to-give the committee .any de
finite date as to .when he could come.
He stated h6w*firtr, that he would pro
h^ In ^ovombflr 1908 or
peace it is, evident that the death
struggle between the ^mining opera
tors and the radical members of the
Western Federation of Miners is
reaching a crisis.
That th? miners have armfed them
selves to riBSist the federal soldiers if
necessary to hold their power in the
catnp was proyep today by the fin't
ing of a stbre of rifles cached within
a short distance of the town.
Captain Sage of the Consolidated
Mine company detective patrol was
the one who found the hidden arms.
There were 100 rifles of the latest
anil most deadly kind in the pile. This
is only a part of the arms and ammu
nition which the miners have collect
ed during the last few dalys.
Mines to Reopen Wednesday.
Despite- the warlike mood of the
strikers Capt. William Cox, the repre
sentative of Governor Sparks in Gold
field, stated 'that the Mine Owners'
association will attempt during the
week, to reopen the mines here with
nonunion men. This Information has
been communicated to the governor.
It is thought plenty of nonunion men
can be. hired here.
There are. now nine companies nf
troops in Goldfield, the second de
tachment from Monterey having gone
into permanent camp on Combination
hill, withjn-300 yards of the mil] of
the Goldfield Consolidated company.
The. first, detachinent,- which came
frotn San Francisco, remains in the
camp established in the northwestern
part of the city,: a mfle and a ha'.f
frbm the nearest mine.
San-Francisco, Dec. 9.—The disap
pearance of a former supervisor
James L. Galagher one of the most
important witnesses for the state, 'n
the bribery and graft cases, and the
inability of 'the prosecution to locate
him, ..caused a postponement of the
trial of Patrick Calhotind, "president of
the. United Railways, until Jan. 7.,
Heavy Fine for Saloon Men.
Dubuque, Dec. 9.- (Special
Judge Benspn today fined William
CCoCsley. saloon' keeper. $200 and
perpetually enjoined him from con
ducting a saloon" In the countv, for
violating the mulct Injunction issued
"'^ul#! King Surrenders
Pletermaritzburg, Natal, Dec.. 9-—
Dinllulu. the Kulii. king, who has, been
held responsible for the threatening
situation lri'Katal has surrendered. pM
Secretary TafVs .'
Mother is Dead
MRS. LiOUISA MARIE TAJTT.
SON ON STEAMER
WHEN END COMES
SBCRE3TARY OF WAR SAILED SAT
URDAY, BUT IS TOO LATE TO
SS2B MOTHER ALIVE.
Millburg, Mass., Dec., 9.—The deatli
-which has been expected almost hour
ly for a week, was announced Sunday
morning at 12:20 o'clock from the bed
side of Mrs. Louisa Marie Taft,
mother of William H. Taft, secretary
of war. Mrs. Taft was the widow of
Alphonso Taft, secretary of war and
attorney general of the United States
under President Grant, and later min
ister to Austria and Russia.
Mrs. Taft was attacked laBt July
with acute Indigestion, and a gradual
breakdown of her vigorous constitu
tion soon followed.
Four Children .Survive.
Mrs. Taft was born in Boston Sep
tember 11, 1827, was educated in the
public eohoote and Mlllbusg academy,
and afterwards became the second
tflfe of Alphonso Ttft, of Cincinnati,
Ohio. After her husband's death Mra.
Taft made /her home In Cincinnati
f6r three years, and then returned to
live with her sister, Miss Terrey, in
[the old home.
'Mrs. Taft is survived, by four chil
dren, of whom the secretary is the
eldest- Two other sons are Henry
W. Taft, of the New York law firm
of Strong & Cadwallader, and Horace
D. Taft, founder and header of the
Taft school for boys at Watertown,
Conn. A daughter, Fanny L., is the
wife of Dr. William A. EMwards^cfl
Los Angeles, Cal.
CYCLE RACER FALL
New York, Dec. 9.—During a ter
rible sprint in the sixth hour of the
international six day bicycle ralce,
Harry Reynolds and JameB Benyon.
of the Irish English team in relieving
each other collided and both were *o
painfully injured they were unabla
Wilcox, Lawson, Galvin and Jac
quelln eacr lost dne lap and Limberg,
two. All the remaining teams at 8
o'clock this morning had covered 154
Bobby Walthour paired with Matt
E. Downey, withdrew from the race
at 9:30 o'clock. He declared he had
a lame arm and shoulder. Dr. Kram
er, the physician at the track, said
Walthour was In as good condition
as any of the riders.
Nat Butler withdrew from'the race
at 1:30 p. m„ and announced that hl3
partner. Hardy Downing, would pair
with Matt sB. Downey, Walthour'
E. A. King of Bonaparte was In
the city today on business and left
for his home this afternoon.
Twelve for Southern
Atlanta, Ga„ Dec. 9.—Twelve pitch
ers have been purchased and drafted
from the Southern league by tLe two
major organizations. Atlanta loses
three, Spade going to Clucnnati and
Castleton and Zeller to the N York
Americans. Fritz of the New Orleans
club goes co the Athletics and Man
uel to the White Sox. Bills and
Suggs of Memphis go to the American
league, Bil's going to tho Yankees
and Suggf to the Tigers.
Fisher of the Sfcreveport team g-'r
to the Browns, as does Southpaw
Graham of the same team aud Lefty
IOiih of L'ttle Rock. Fine:' is the
former Boston National twi.'ier. Wil
lieIm, wh once- pitched for Pitts
burg will ?. trial »i'h litcoUlvn.
while Maxwell of Montgomery, once
tried by Pittsburg, has been drafte-1
by Connie Mack.
Indictments Against Theatres.
Kansaf City, Dec. 9.— The county
grand jury heer today returned in
dictments against 201 theatrical mana
gers and players now at the local
theatres for violation of the law
against working on Sunday.
Washington, D. C., Dec. 9. —Eddie
Longelbach was appointed postmaster
of Holland, Grundy county, vice W.
F. Klewlett, resigned. F. L. Wordbln
of Rubio is appointed physician at
Winnebago Indian agency, Nebraska.
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HEAD8 OF BIG HOUSES MEET Iff
NEW YORK TO ADOPT PLAN 01»
Others in Sympathy.
The utterances of Mr. Busch may be
stated as fairly representee also of
the sentiment and purposes of the
Schlltz, Pabst, and other Interest*
represented in the conference.
No secret Is made by these Interests
that the wave of prohibition which. In
local option or other forms, has swept
over the south and is making deep in-,
roads In the north, Inspired their
movement. They aver that it will do
jiio permanent harm to them, bat that
on the contrary it will give'them an
opportunity they have long sought,
that of taking their product away from
dlvekeepers and habitual drnnkards.
Former Chlcagoan on Record,
"It Is Idle to talk of absolute pro«
"hlbltlon," said William H. Dllg of Chi
cago, former manager of the Anbea
ser-Busch brewery. "The Americas
people," he continued, "will
not stand for Buch limitation of per
sonal liberty. Regulation which wLi
regulate is the sensible, the season
able solution of the problem, which
has become national In its scope. I
would go to the length of favoring a.
national regulation, which would
make uniform the license laws
througout the country.
"The brewery of American have
nothing to conceal. They are manu
facturing a product that is at least as
good &s that which is produced In the
best breweries of Germany. It will
surprise many, but it is nevertheless
a fact, that American beer Is* now
largely exported into Germany as well
as Into other European countries.
"With purity of manufacture and
healthfulness, when taken in modera
tion, is arguments for American beer,
the ground for the campaign of educar
tlon is laid. Wise, reasonable regula
tion of the business will accomplish
every good and eliminate every evlL"
Taft Has Another Escape.
On Board the Steamer President
Grant, Dec. 9.—(By wireless telegrapa
ot London)—Mrs. Wife, wife of the
American secretary of war, joined her
husband on board this steamer early
this morning at Bologne. On the trip
out of the harbor in a tender the
party had an exceedingly narrow es
cape from a wreck and disaster. A
giant wave struck the tender, render
in git helpless for a time.
PLEDGE FUND TO
FIGHT DRY MOVEMENT^
WAR TO FINISH ON PROHIBITION.^
ISTS SAID TO HAVE BEEN DE-^'.
CLARED AT A SECRET SES8ION,'
OF LEADERS', '"1
Philadelphia, Pa., Dec., 9.—Leadlng^M
brewers of the United States at aai|^
meeting in New York decided to joln%ij|
hands with the conservative reform-jiif
ers to aboliBh the low saloon and aUM^j
similar dives. The view is taken thate^S
no branch of the liquor business whiclr^:*
Is violating the law is to be tolerated.f &Sf
It Is also stated that a secret awet-4fx'
Jng of brewers was held, at which
fund of 16,000,000 was .pledged to
wage war against the tempera&M^i.'
movement. This fund is to be ralsedi%v^,
by adding from 6 to 10 cents to the
price of each keg of beer sold to *a^
Buach States Sentiment.
Adolphus Busch, head of the
Think Men Beaten to Death ®fif,1
Des Moines, Dec. 9.—Relatives of
L. J. Kemp, & civil war v«jtoran, who
died at the Iowa Soldiers' Home at
Plarshallto'vn Wednesday, believe he
wis beaton to dc&tn and w!U sak fpr
an Investigation. The body, which"
was brought here recently for burlaJ,
show3 signs of violence, the face and
heck are discolored as if from blows
tb«s left eyo p.p^ears to have been
gougod out snd there iz & cut on the
heuser-Busch brewery in St Lc(uls,V
the largest In the world, epttomlfeedv
the thought of the conference when he
"I have long known that this busi
ness shpuld be regulated and 1
anxiously have waited for the time to
arrive when the public yrould b? ready
to assist 1» the-duty (of regulation,
From now on I am BtrlppaJ for action
in a new fight Heretofore fit has
been a matter of business—of dollars
and cents of fierce competition. From
now on I will strive to the utmost of
my resources to eliminate the evils
that have grown like weeds around i:
"I cannot view with indifference tlw
opinions of my countrymen concerning
ap institution which is the pride of
my life. Hereafter, if the eagle, Which
Is the sign and mark of our house,
shall be found in a resort which is not
orderly and law abiding it must come
down, and I will join in any process
for the elimination of such a resort."
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