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„*,* f»* '-5 yOLTJME 60 H* W- AN ATTEMPT IS MADE 10 KILL BOMB THROWN AT AUTOMOBILE BELIEVED TO HOLD MONARCH WRECKS VEHICLE AND COSTS LIVES OF 3 OUTRIDERS MONARCH RODE IN CARRIAGE AT REAR PRECAUTIONS TAKEN BY THE SHAH ON LEAVtNG FOR TRIP TO NEIGHBORING TOWN IS ALL THAT SAVED HIS LIFE Teheran, Persia, Feb. 28.—An at tempt was made in this city this after noon to assassinate the Shah of Persia by a bomb. His majeBty was not hurt, but three outriders -who were accompanying him at the time were kflled. The show owes his escape to the precautions taken to protect him from just such an attempt as was made this afternoon. He was on the way to a nearby town where he intended to pass a few days. The procession had left the palace aijrd was travers ing a narrow street when two bombs were hurled down at it from the roof of a house. Shah Outwitted Assailants. One exploded in the atr, but the other struck the ground near th3 shah's automobile. This missile in exploding killed the three outriders, wounding the chauffeur and a score of by-standers and shattered the ve hicle. "fhe shah, however was .not in his automobile. He had taken- the precaution to send the motor car ahead and ricle himself in a carriage further in the rear of the procession. The motor car was a closed one, and it was thought the sovereign was in side. Soldiers Then Guard Monarch. As soon as the shah heardlthe ex plosion he alighted hurriedly from his Ciirriage and entered a neighboring house. Here he remained quietly while his attendants sent word for a detachment of troops. Soldiers were hurried to the scene and formed in front of the house where the shah was. He then came out, surrounded by a big body guard and returned to the palace. The house from which the bombs were thrown and the build ings nearby were searched by the po !ce but no arrests have been made. Building Association at New Orleans. New Orleans, Feb. 28.— The six teenth annual meeting of the United States league of local Building and Loan associations, was opened hers today with several hundred delegates, representing practically every state in the Nunion present. The offcers' re ports show the associations to be in a flourishing condition in all states, not withstanding the late stringency in money. Wants More Pay for Soldiers. Washington, D. C., Feb. 28. The house today adopted the special rule restoring to the army appropriation bill a provision for the increase of pay for enlisted men and non-commis sioned officers in the army. Ferdinand Marries Princess of Reuss. Coburg, Germany, Feb. 28.— Prince Ferdinand of Bulgaria and Eleonore Caroline Gasparine Louise, Princess of Reuss, were married here today. ANARCHIST NOW DENIES CRIME AFTER SEEING ATTORNEY SLAY ER OF FATHER HEINRICHS RE PUDIATES CONFESSION Denver, Feb. 28.—Guiseppe Alio the slayer of Father Leo Heinrichs after conferring with bis counsel appointed by the court to conduct his defense, has repudiated the signed* statement :knelllng the priest came along and put I ^J,ar0r Vthe sacrament in my mouth. Its jPers against the rules of the Catholic church to take the host without first having been to confession, so I spat it out. The priest feil back. I heard everybody jump up, and it being a range place to me. was afraid and ran out" v. Alio is in a poor physical condition. 'His story of living on a single meal a day at a free soup house would fi°ein tr !,irnp o'H by his drawn face and weak frame. Monarch Who Was Saved by a Trick mhsk MERZA. MOHAMMED Mohammed Ali Merza, the new shah of Persia, was born in 1872. Hib official title of majesty is that of "Sha hinshah" or king of kings," and he is absolute ruler of his subjects' lives and property and of all affairs in the 83 provinces into which Persia Is divided. The new Shah is estimated to be worth about $15,000,000, and most^of his wealth is in the magnifi cent 'diamonds which belong to the Persian crown two of which weigh 186 and 146 karats, respectively. Mohammed Ali Merza is the sixth sov ereign of the Kajar dynasty although his mother was not herself a Kajar princess—that member of the recog nized Imperial house of Persia. The Shah has ordered out an arnly of 130,000 men He has six brothers and twelve sisters, and ascened the throne on January 9 last year. SMELTER KING OF ACTIVITY DANIEL GUGGENHEIM SAYS COP PER IS TRUE BAROMETER OF BUSINESS CONDITIONS AND IS NOW MORE STABLE New York, Feb. 28.—Daniel Guggen heim, president of the American Smelting and Refining oompany, who will sail on Tuesday for a three months' vacation abroad, talked yes terday of. the general business condl tions. "The metal business as a whole," said Guggenheim, "has suffered in this, depression, more severely than was to have been expected of even such a sensitive barometer of busi ness conditions. Copper Best Barometer. Copper, In my judgment, has taken the place formerly held by steel and iron as an index of the business con dltions. 'This metal felt the reaction of last year months in advance of steel and the general mercantile en terprises. "The indications point to a turn up ward in the tide as it is seen in cop per the enterprises which were halt ed and Incomplete last winter will be financed now. "In my judgment there will be a large improvement by summer and a steady betterment throughout the year. By the time elections have been, decided fresh capital will be forthcoming." GO AFTER ROY Attorney General Applies for Extra diction Papers—Wants to Get Glacia Caila's Husband. Portsmouth, N. H., ad by in he a at or ad I Springs, as well as all of his other n?,-. i, ,, ?°3h husband confessions Glacia Calla can be brought from "I did not kill the priest, he feil France to answer to the charge of /dead," Alio declared last night. "I Pnrtqmn..t,, x? Fph 9WRp R,oy am a Catholic and had gone to church*! Carluns Co-,m(y Solicitor Batch, 1 A to pray. I did not go there to re- ,and Attorney General Eastman celve the sacrament. While I was her® t?day brother George fche statc at 10 aJp New York, Feb. extradition Edicsn is Recovering. 2S.—The cians' bulletin on Thomas A. Ediron'o cond'tion issued today announced that his chances for recovery are excel lent. Edison's son and daughter as well as his wife were at the hospital till last night but today the son and duRbter returned to their homes. Mrs. Edison remained'at the hospitdl. J-F? COAT, VEST AND HAT OF FRANK BLACHLY FOUND AT HOUSE AND HIS WHERE ABOUTS UNKNOWN. The mysterious disappearance of Frank Blachly and the finding of his coat, vest and hat near the race at the red house, just above the Milwau kee railroad bridge on the Des Moines river this morning, has led the police officers to believe that a tragedy has been enacted. It is thought that the body of Mr. Blachly may be beneath the ice of the river. He stripped his coat and hat, at least, but whether he actually made a plunge beneath the ice in the water of the race is not known. His coat is the one reg ularly worn by him, and togther with his absence lends the officers about the only clew to believe that he might have taken his own life in a fit of des pondency. A Coal Miner. Blachly is a coal miner. A short time ago he was injured in the Rose land mines' and had been out of the hospital but a few days. The missing man has. had consider able family trouble and at the pres ent time a divorce suit filed by Roaa Blachly, his wife, is pending in the district court against him. In this pe tition the wife asserts that her hus band threatened to kill her, and in support of the threat leveled a loaded revolver at her head. She concluded then that marital happiness was out of the question. Plaintiff also asserted that the erring husband knocked her down on one occasion and even choked her. The couple were married Oct. 26, 1897 and separated Jan. 16, 1907. 8een in Saloon. The last seen of Blachly "was in a West Main street saloon shortly aft er 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon. He was drinking some of the stream for the purpose of fool lng the police. "He tnight be secreted somewhere to watch the progress of finding his dead body," said Chief Gallagher. The family formerly resided at 418 North Wapello street. Wreck Clear Lake Bank. St. Cloud, Minn., Feb. 28.—The First State bank of Clear Lake, 12 miles south of St. Cloud was blown by cracksmen early today. The burg lars secured $3,000 and the safe of the vault was wrecked and building badly damaged. American Starts for the West. Chicago. Feb. 28. —Escorted by a pilot car, the American car, the lead er in the New York-Paris automobile race, left here at 10:30 this morning for the west. The other contestants are still here. RUN AWAY BOYS ARE CAPTURED TWO BURLINGTON LADS PICKED UP ON STREETS BY OFFICER Carl Brown and Abe Larson, two 12-year-old runaway boys from Bur lington were picked up by an officer last evening. In police court this morning the boys said that they had come to Ol tumwa to see their friend Frank Johnson, who was to have met them at the depot but failed to show up. When asked if they had sufficient money with which to return to Bur lington the Larson boy said he had 60 cents. "Why, that won't take you back to Burlington," said the judge. "Oh no," said Brown, "but I have $5." "Where is that. In your shoe.?" "Tt.'s in my stocking." "You may go," said the court. Bryan at Memphis Banquet. Memphis, Tenn., Feb. 28.—W. J. Bryan arrived here today from Lin coln, Neb., and will deliver a lecture this afternoon. Tonight he will speak at a banquet. SUSTAINS INJURIES son OTTUMWA, WAPELLO COUNTY,IOWA, SATU11DAY, FEBRUARY 190S I'i i7S»Aij ifrrMlii mmmMwm physi- day was injured on his side by heirs that death was caused by peritonitis st:i!ck with a truck. While the in- resulting from an operation. jury is not serious it was" paniful at the time. Mr. Humble says lie thinks he will be able to resume his work in a few •iays. The accident happened yester day afternoon during the busy hours and uo blame is attached to any one. 5, WITH ACTIVITY FORMER FOES OF BRITISH TROOPS SAID TO BE TRYING TO FORCE CRISIS. London, Feb. 28. Great Britain is gradually coming to realize more and more the chances of a revolt in India. It is hinted that Boers are inciting the revolt with the ultimate object easily divined. This interpretation of the Boer movements in return for British magnanimity in giving home government to the Transvaal is amaz ing, but generally credited, even by the government's critics. On the other hand, such reformers as Lala Lajpat Rai are very anxious to gain home rule for India. Lala Rai is( a self-made man. He is about 40 years of age, was born In poverty and had an up-hill fight to secure an educa tion. While still in his teens he be gan to practice law. He achieved such success that the present secre tary of state for India designated him as "an accomplished lawyer." He is Chief Gallagher says that Blachly a religious and social reformer, an might have laid his coat on the bank' educationalist and philanthropist, and a political leader, is highly re spected. throughout Indlftj Mr. Rai holds that "he who severs his religions from his politics snaps the chain that binds earth to heaven." He always has preached Belf-help and self-dependence and had for his slogan "The man of any country who pre tends that foreign domination is for its good is either a knave or a fool." He believes that the English are in India for material gain. He strongly advocates home rule for Hindustan, frankly denouncing the English regime as having economically drained India BO that today It is a country of famine and plague, which during the last 25 years has whitened the land with the bleaching bones of 25,000,000 dead Hindus. Mr. Rat has traveled extensively, and in 1906 made a totir of America. He is in no sense an anarchist. Mr. Rai gained such power and became so formidable in India that last year lie was kidnapped from his home in Lahore, Punjah, spirited across the continent in the special train and smuggled into Rangoon, the capital of Birma, where he was confined in a fortress as a state prisoner. This only tended to Increase his popularity among the masses, who looked upon him as a martyr and almost worship ped him. On the 9th of last November Mr. Rai was released and quietly transported to his native home after being Incarcerated a little over six months. The British war office is thoroughly alive to the situation. Orders have been issued to the officer of the auxiliary forces throughout Great Britain, asking that they state whether mobilization is impossible. These forces are instructed to be prepared to move immediately on re ceipt of telegraphic orders. They must keep their adjutants informed of their movements and must not go be yond the reach of telegrams. BREST DOCTOR A MINISTER GIRL'S DYING STATEMENT RE SULTS IN THE ARREST OF TWO IN MISSOURI. Elsberry, Mo., Feb. 28.—As a result of a deathbed stcfement to her moth er by Miss Lizjiio Gleason, a school leacher, 22 years old, Dr. W. A. Hemp Everett Humble, residing on Mad'- hill .was arrested yesterday and bound avenue, wnile at work at John|ovel *he grand jury in $2,000 bond. ,, ,, I Miss Gleason died Tuesday night. Morrell & Co. packmg plant yester- The coronel.-s jurv returned verd!f The Rev. C. VV. Gow, a Methodist minister, for .whom a warrant was is sued in connection with the Gleason case, was arrested last night eight miles north of here. He requested that he be taken to Troy, the county seat, fearing the sentiment in Elsberry. The preacher declares he is innocent. -ft, IV Great Britain Fears a Hindoo Revolt •mm EO Pitts$&g,^eb>i TOM FLYNN HAS APPEAL FEVER GETS OUT ON ONE, BECOMES TIGHT AND TRIES IT AGAIN. "Another thirty days for you," said Police Judge Klrby this morning when Tom Flynn was arraigned before him for the second time in twenty-four houre. This waB for an unserved fine. "I appeal my case," reported Flynn. "You cannot appeal this," said tho court. "This is for a former sen tence." "Where is a lawyer?" asked Flynn, and finding one he soon told of his troubles. Flynn was brought before Judge Kirby yesterday morning. At that time he was given thirty days in the county jail. He appealed his case and was released on bonds of $100. So easy was his liberty gained yes terday that he immediately, on bfeing released, proceeded to celebrate the event. When arraigned today he said that he wasn't guilty and -desired to appeal his case. The case of drunk enness caused Tom to be picked up yesterday. He claims that was the same drunk for which he had been sentenced and for which he had fur nished an appeal bond. Flynn will have a chance tomorrow afternoon to show in his hearing that" he had on the same jag, If he so de sires as the hearing was set for that time. Flynn now has 60 days standing against him and seems to be courting more. Macon City Convent Burns. Mason City, Feb. 28.—The Roman Catholic convent here was burned ac midnight last night. Eighteen occu pants of the building had narrow es capes. The loss is $30,000. .WJ j( & I Picture at upper left, the government postoffice at Calcutta, India. Pic ture at lower right, government house at Calcutta, the headquarters of Brit ish power in India. Upper right, Lala Lajpat Rai, great Hindoo reformer. JUDGE SCORES YELLOW PRESS STOPS HARTJE CASE TO OBJECT TO HEADLINES CONCERN ING HOOB DEPOSITION. .. 28.-*-: When the Hartje conspiracy case was resumed today, Judge McFarlane made the fol lowing statement: "I hold in my hand a newspaper which attracted my at tention because of the headlines "Hooe's lies read to jury." One of the questions to be decided by the jury is whethe the deposition is true or false. There must be evi dence produced in this case in order to convince the jury as to the ac curacy or falBity of the statements made. It is a disgrace to clvllazatlon and if anything like that appears again in any newspaper I shall have the district attorney prosecute the publisher of that paper." The mattre referred to was the des poaltion of Clifford Hooe, the negro coachman, read to the jury yesterday reflecting on the character of Mrs. Hartje. CHICAGO SEES MINE LAY OFF OPERATORS CONVINCED THIRTY DAY'S SHUT DOWN CAN NOT BE AVOIDED. Chicago, Feb. 28. A thirty days' suspension of work in the coal mines of the entire central competitive dis trict appears to be probable as a re sult of the failure of minerb and coal operators now in conference at Pe oria to reach an agreement. phicago coal operators are convinc ed, it will be impossible to patch up the differences between the miners and Illinois operators by April 1. The members of the United Mine Workers are anxious to return to the interstate agreement, which was broken up two years ago, but Illinois operators are unwilling to enter the interstate con ference at Indianapolis until the Illi nois working conditions have been agreed upon. As a consequence of this condition it is more than likely that a suspen sion of work will be called by the United Mine Workers from April 1. Miners' Constitution the Cause. .The miners are prohibited by their constitution from working without a wage agreement. This will have the effect of causing suspension of work in the mines of Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and western Pennsylvania. Indications are that it will take sev eral weeks before the Peoria confer ence can reach an agreement. Even if the Illinois conference should reach an agreement within the next two weeks, the interstate conference at Indianapolis is pretty certain to extend beyond April 1. The principal bone of contention at Peoria is the question of differentials between, machine and pick mining. The question of a wage scale will come up at the Interstate conference. Illinois coal operators want the same conditions as to the Chicago market as are enjoyed by their competitors in Indiana. Illinois is the only state in which the "mine run" system ob tains to the exclusion of other sys tems. A majority of Illinois coal operators favor returning to the interstate wage agreement. During the last two years there have been only state agree ments as to wages and working con ditions. This followed a failure on the part of an interstate conference two years ago to make a scale. The miners also are anxious to return to the in terstate agreement, but must wait un til local differences are settled. MISSOURI FOR TAFT Republican State Convention Endor ses Secretary for the Presidency. St, Louis, Mo., Feb. 28— Resolutions favoring the candidacy of Secretary Taft for president and commending the administration of President Roose velt were adopted by the republican state convention here yesterday, in addition, Attorney General H. S. Had iey was endorsed as the republican nominee for governor, Charles Nagjel of St. LOUIB, was made the choice ot the convention for national committee man and four delegates-at-large to the national convention and four alter nates were selected. 1'nri ij iiiii'ii ni wwm* dumber TELEGRAPHERS' OFFICIALS AE" PEAR BEFORE COMMISSION AND STATEMENTS MADE BY RAILROAD ATTORNEYS. W: HEARING MAY BE CONCLUDED TODAl FEATURE OF TODlAY'S SESSIOf* WAS STATEMENTS MADE BY TELEGRAPHERS' PRESIDENT IN REPLY TO U. P. ATTORNEY. Washington, Feb, 28.—When the hearing before the Interstate com merce commission on the application for an extension of the rtlne-hour law was resumed today Hilary A. Herbert, former secretary of the navy, made apargument in behalf of the Seaboard Air line. He, contended that owing tp the financial condition of the road It could not comply with embarrassment in its operating expenses. Mr. Dilard, representing the tmioa' Pacific system, having stated it would be impossible for his line at various -remote stations to supply accommoda tions to a third operator, H. B. Per ham, president of the Order of Rail way telegraphers, stated that he had received information from points along the Union Pacific that it was entirely possible, for an extra opera tor to be provided with extra accom modations at the statonsi named bv Dlllard. B. L. Stump, general chairman of the Union Pacific telegraphers, also stated that -accommodations could ba furnished for the necessary'additional operator at all of these stations. F. A. Delano, of the Wabash railroad, put the inability of the Wabash to comply with the law purely on finan cial grounds. List of Roads Involved, Following are the names of the roads which have filed applications for extension of the law: Chicago, Burlington and Quinsy,' Southern Railway, St. Louis and San,' Francisco, Seaboard Air Line, Chi cago, Rock Island and Pacific, Yazoo and Mississippi Valley, Illinois Con tral, Indianapolis Southern, Baltimore and Ohio, Central of Georgia, Oregon Railroad and Navigation Company, Oregon Short Line, Wabash Railroad, Norfolk and Western, Wheeling and. Lake Erie, Grand Trunk Western, Chicago, Indianapolis, and Louisville, .Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe, Ciu cinnati, Hamilton and Dayton, Chi-' cago, Cincinnati and Louisville, kouth era Indiana, New oYrk Central Lines (five roads), Missouri, KansaB and,"S Texas and the Missouri, Kansas and- Texas of Texas, El Paso and North-, eastern. Under the law and a ruling of the commission no road which does not apply for the extension can be a ben eficiary of any order granting the ex tension to other lines, even if sucik order should be issued. It is assumed* therefore, that the companies which have not applied have made arrange ments to conform to the provisions of the law when It becomes effeotiv»|. March 4. The hearing probably wilL be concluded today. BRIDE TWICE AT THE ALTAR SISTER OF MAYOR DUNCOMBE OB" FORT DODGE MARRIES SAMJS MAN AGAIN Fort Dodge, Feb. 28.—Yesterday aft ernoon, Mrs. G. C. Wollington, nee Au gustine Duncombe, was married a seo ond time to G. C. Wollington, a Chi cago traveling man. Notwithstanding denials of the reports published by Chicago papers to the effect that the couple had been married quietly Feb ruary 11 at Crown Point. Ind., by a justice of the peace, it has become known through a very close family friend that Mr. and Mrs. Wollington were married for the first time in Indiana. The second marriage was to gratify the mother of the bride, Mrs. John F. Duncombe, who wjshed to have an elaborate society wedding. Her wishes were fulfilled today at the family home, "Fair Oaks." Mrs. Wollington is the daughter of the late John F. Duncombe, sister of Mayor C. F. Duncombe of this city and sister-in-law of W. S. Kenyoo, general council for the Illinois Oea* tral. d- "4 80 ii J' .'•S'J 'Mn *4$ vSW'