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tea all vel ing rer, md ent in. 9113 "-s.-'T t, £umc» %3l mtf-r •1»S /»*s itY^. 1! 3& VOLUME 60 ASSW ^V'" ,W 'A Z'A "". JK'" ''"-v. a v* r'A iVf ,*% OHIO 10 VOTE FOR TAFT TILL FORAKER AND DICK SWEPT ASIDE BY CONVENTION TODAY AND PORTLY SECRETARY IS STRONGLY ENDORSED HARRIS IS NAMED FOR GOVERNOR STRONG PLATFORM IS ADOPTED WITH CHEERS AFTER ADMINIS TRATIONS OF ROOSEVELT AND HARRIS ARE ENDORSED COLUII BUS, O., MARCH 4. THE 5PUBLICAN STATE CONVENTION REASSEMBLED AT 10 /CLOCK THIS MORN ING. iTTORNEY GENERAL WADF H. ELLIS WAS MADE PERMANENT CHAIRMAN. HE DELIVERED A 8HORT, ENER GETIC ADDRESS, WHICH WAS RECEIVED WITH CHEERS. THE COMMITTEE ON CREDENTIALS REPORT ED TWO CONTEST8 INVOLV ING EIGHT CANDIDATES AND RECOMMENDED THAT ALL OF THEM BE SEATED AND GIVEN HALF A VOTE EACH. THE REPORT WAS AP PROVED. THE PLATFORM W A 8 ADOPTED AMID WILD AP PLAUSE. CHARLES P. TAFT, MYRON T. HERRICK, A. I. V0RY8 AND ANDREW L. HARRIS WERE CHOSEN DEL EGATES AT LARGE TO THE CHICAGO CONVENTION. GOV ERNOR HARRIS WAS RENOM INATED BY ACCLAMATION. THE ADMINISTRATIONS OF PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT AND GOVERNOR HARRIS WERE ENDORSED AND THE DELE GATES TO THE NATIONAL CONVENTION WERE IN STRUCTED TO VOTE FOR TAFT FOR PRESIDENT UN TIL HE IS NOMINATED. The Platform. The platform declares for a brave and impartial enforcement of the law: commercial and industrial liberty and individualism as against socialism, competition as against monopoly gov ernment regulation as against govern ment ownership, the promotion of the best interests of labor and capital and the unflinching protection of both the compensation for injured employes of the government the re enactment in constitutional form of an employers' liability act the Hmitaj tion in the exercise of the power in junction in order to prevent its abuses a greater merchant marine and an adequate navy a generous provision for old soldiers and a lib eral appropriation for the improve ment of waterways and harbors the organization of all existing public health agencies into a single national health departments the revision of the tariff by a special session of ths next congress insuring the mainten ance of the true principle of protec tion by imposing such customs du ties as will equal the difference be tween the cost of production at home and abroad, together with a reason able profit the modifications of the currency laws as will provide for the demands of commerce and satisfy the needs of all portions of the country the reduction of representation in con gress and electoral colege in all states where white and colored citizens are disfranchised the speedy completion of the Panama canal the develop ment of. popular government in the Philippines. "We congratulate the people of Ohio that our representation, in con gress maintains the state's high rank in the national legislature," the plat form concludes. Foraker Down and Vf Out. The last vestige of the authority of Senators Foralter and Dick in the party machinery of the Ohio republi cans was swept aside yesterday by the victorious forces of Secretary Taft just before the formal opening of the first session of the Ohio state conven tion, which today will exhibit the big war secretary as the state's choice for the presidency. Taft now has abso lutely control of al! machinery. The ousting of the senatorial com bine, so-called, from a part in party affairs came in the organization of thj state committee safely for Taft in the fights which have raged for a year. When Secretary of the Interior Gar field had rapped the convention to or der this afternoon the first duty of the body brought cheer after cheer from the crowd of delegates and spectators in Memorial hall, for Malcolm Jen nings, the secretary, read the lists of district caucus choices for state cen tral committeemen, and one by one the seyen Foraker-Dick members of 1- 'if vs f, -:f- 500 Surround a Barn Where Negro Barricades Self Clarksburg, W. Va., March 4. —Frank Johnson, a negro, aft er having murdered Mrs. Carl Martin (colored) at Gypsy yes terday, because she refused to elope with him, today shot and seriously wounded three mem bers of the posse who have the negro surrounded in a barn 9 miles from here. There are 500 persons around the barn. A com pany of the West Virginia Na tional guard will arrive at the scene this afternoon. CLARK IS FOUND GUILTY OFFRAUD CENTERVILLE MAN HELD TO HAVE OBTAINED MONEY BY FALSE PRETENSES. Fairfield, March 4.—(Special.)—The Jury In the Clark case returned a ver dict of guilty at 9 o'clock this morning. Saturday was. set as the time for bearing a motion for a new trial. W. G. Clark of Centervllle was charged with obtaining money under false pretenses. It was claimed that he defrauded Mrs. Ella Close, now Mrs Ella Sellars, of Udell, by selling her property that was already mort gaged and which he represented to her aa dear, giving her an abstract that did not Include the mortgage The pur chase price of the lot was $950 and the amount of the mortgage was $600. The defense was managed by Hon. Claude R. Porter of Centervllle and he and his colleagues left no stone un turned in defending their client. Clark was a prominent citizen of Centervllle and for twenty years was associated with W. M. Peatman in what was known as the Clark and Peatman Investment company. Peat man, who was one of the few wit nesses Introduced by the defense has been arrested on a charge of embez zlement. Five lndlotments were re turned against Clark, one of which was thrown out of court by Judge Anderson after trial on It had pro ceeded several days because of a de fect. The Jefferson county grand Jury was ordered to take up the mat ter Clark took a change of venue to Jefferson county, claiming that he could not get a fair trial in Center vllle. Automobile Reaehes Leavenworth. Leavenworth, Kas., March 4.— The military automobile which left New York Feb. 18, for Fort Leavenworth, carrying a message from Major Gener al Frederick D. Grant to the comman dants of army posts, was received here with great enthusiasm when it entered the post today. PRIMARIES ARE HELD AT ELDON DELEGATES ELECTED LAST NIGHT TO COUNTY CON VENTION. Eldon, March 4—Special)—Primaries were held in the three wards of the city last night to select delegates to the county convention to be held in the court house at Ottumwa Saturday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock. Following are the names of the dele gates by wards: First ward—John Roberts, S. P. Harmon, J. M. Balding, George N. Noel. Second ward—W. G. Tf/rtor, J. A. Bundy, O. A. Kingery. Third ward—L. A. Jay, E. J. Moore, H. C. Vass, A. W Roberts, Albert Christie Alternates—Paul Ramser, J. S. Barley, A. S. Fulton. Result at Chariton. as a delegate to the national conven tion from the ei*-ht district, and em powered to name his own delegates. No resolutions were adopted. The following delegates were chosen for the district convention: H. F. Brown, H. L. Byers, W. J. Marshall. J. W. Dunn, Ward Carpen ter, Li. F. Maple. Darrah, H. D. Clore, I. J. Phillips. The alternates are—J. C. Seward, Noah Moore, J. W. Mauk and S. A. Threlkeld. K. A. Anderson ^mww' ft, ij** S S' ^r ANARCHISTS TO BE DEPORTED SECRETARY STRAUS URGES IM MIGRATION OFFICIALS TO WORK WITH POLICE. Washington, D. C., March 4.— Sec retary of Commerce and Labor Straus yesterday issued an order to all immi gration officials, directing them to con fer with the police in their respective Jurisdictions with a view to securing "their co-operation in an effort to rid the country of alien anarchists and criminals falling within the law relat ing to deportation." Text of Straus' Order. The order of Secretary Straus fol lows: To all commissioners of immigra tion and immigration inspectors in oharge: It is hereby directed that, with a view to promptly obtain defi nite information with regard to alien anarchists and criminals located in the United States, .you shall confer fully with the chief of police or the chief of the secret service of the city in which you are located furnishing such official with detailed information with regard to the meaning of the term 'anarchist,' as used in the immi gration act of Feb. 20, 1907, and with regard to the inhibition of that stat ute against aliens of the criminal classes, explaining the powers and limitations imposed by said statute upon the immigration officials with re spect to such persons. You should call to the attention of the chief of police or chief of the se cret service the definition of 'anar chist' contained in sections 2 and 38 of the act of Feb. 20, 1907, and the provisions of section 2 placing within the excluded classes 'persons who have been convicted of or admit hav ing committed a felony or other crime or misdemeanor involving moral turpitude,' pointing out that, if any such person is found within the United States within three years after landing or entry therein he is amenable to deportation under the provisions of section 1 of the act. Chariton, March 4.—(Special)—The publican counts convention was held in this city yesterday afternoon was well attended. Representative J. ferson county '.van granted a marriage H. Darrah, a progressive, was endorsed! license by Clerk Smith when George an,j:, presided as chair- man of the meeting and P. T. Paten acted as secretary. the body of twenty-one were seen to have been ousted. Senators Are Utterly Ignored. On the heels of this action of the caucuses Secretary Garfield in his speech, recognized as the word of the president, and of Taft as to what tli--s war secretary shall stand for in his presidential campaign, made not the slightest mention of the two senators though eulogizing Governor Harris, who will bo renominated today and Secretary Taft In terns as generous almost as those he arrlJp'1 pw. dent Roosevelt. Outlines Course of Action. "The co-operation of said officials should be requested, making it clear that In order that any particular anarchist or criminal may be deported evidence must be furnished showing (1) that the person in question is an alien subject to the immigration acts, (2. that he Is an anarchist or criminal as defined in the statute. (3) the date of his arrival in the United States, which must be within three years of the date of his arrest, (4) the name of the vessel or of the transportation line by which he came, if possible, and (5) the name of the country whence he came, the details with respect to the last three items being kept at the various ports of entry in such a man ner as to be available if information is furnished with respect to the anarchist's name, the date of his ar rival, and the port of entry. "It is desired that the previously indicated steps shall be taken at once and that no proper effort shall be spared to secure and retain the co operation of the local police and detective forces in an effort to rid the country of alien anarchists and criminals falling within the provisions of the statute relating to deportation." Youthful Couple Weds. Fairfield. March 4.— Probably the youngest, couple ever married in Jef- A Brown, aged 20, and Miss Dorothv Drew Lowther. aged 15, both of Ba tavia. appeared in the clerk's office. The parents of both accompanied the couple. Widows* Pension Bill is Passed. Washington, D. C., March 4.— The widows' pension bill which was passed by the house, was reported favorably to the senate yesterday by Senator Southern Pacific Closes Many Offices. New Orleans. March 4.—The nin-3 hour law affecting the railroad tele graphers caused about 25 per cent of the Southern Pacific telegraph offices in Louisiana to be closed today. Rob Ohio Bark Get $3,000. Cincinnati. March 4. Safe crack ers early today robbed the Mount Or^b bank in Mount Orab Ohio, 40 miles east of Cincinnati of S3 000 and then escaped. h%.x££ •y^pK v»-.c •*isf $&* \r,. OTTUMWA, WAPELLO COUNTY,IOWA, THURSDAY, New York Reform Worker Held For Accepting a Bribe New York, March 4.— Nathan Vidaver, a special deputy of the state attorney general, was ar rested today by detectives from District Attorney Jerome's of fice, charged with accepting $500 in marked bills from Wm. R. Montgomery, former presi dent of the Hamilton bank. Vi daver had a prominent part in the recent banking investiga tion in this city. He recently was a candidate for election to the court of general sessions bench. McCumber, chairman of the commit-! Briggs, a young Mt. Pleasant girl, was tee. on pensions. It increases to $12 found guilty by the jury which re per month the pensions drawn by turned a verdict at 2 o'clock this widows of soldiers who nerved in any rooming after several hour's session Indian war, the war with Mexico or the civil war. 3-0 -f r' 5S?vi- $ DIES WHILE EN ROUTE HOME NORTH DAKOTA MAN TAKEN ILL ON TRAIN AND SUCCUMBS AT FAIRFIELD. Fairfield, March 4.—(Special)— Taken suddenly ill while enroute to his home in Barton, N. D„ Bmil Har lin was taken from a Rock Island train here last night only to expire as he was being carried into the depot. Harlen was a sufferer from lung trouble. He had been in Texas for his health and was passing through Fairfield on his return home when he was taken ill. He was in a toilet when the attack came and his plight was not noticed until the train •each ed Libertyville. His moans were heard and the door of the toilet room was broken into. At Fairfield steps were taken to remove him from the train when death came. ACQUIT HARTJE Judge Places Charges Brought Against Pittsburg Man Upon Count. Pittsburg, March 4.—The Hartje conspiracy .case was brought to an abrupt end today when Judge McFar lane instructed the jury to acquit Hartje, Welshons, Hooe, the three de fendants. He placed the charged up on the county. BOWMAN 6UILTY SAYS THE JURY gCOLORED MAN CONVICTED CRIMINALLY ASSAULTING YOUNG GIRL. OF Mt. Pleasant, March 4.—(Special)— Bowman, the half wltted colored man on charge for brutally assaulting May in the jury roo*i. He will be sent cnced Monday under the indeterniiate sentence law which makes twenty year the maximum for a crime of this kind. Maximum Sentence Too Light. Jack Noble, charged with assault with intent to commit great bodily in jury, for an assault on an aged man here some time ago. pleaded guilty, and this morning was sentenced to one year in jail by Judge Withrow. The court held that this was a case where the maximum penalty was not strong enough to fittingly puuish the accused. ^•cr^y, W*-_'-.W*v$| IBjjdBO einjg A^OIOOg lB0|JO4S|H tfjttjg j| -am. E E I N N I N O E N THE DEVIL HA£ RUN AGAINST. ,AN OBSTACLE. MAY BE SUICIDE CLONA M'PHERSON DIES FROM BULLET WOUND IN TEMPLE —A MYSTERY. Fairfield March 4.—(Special)— Clona McPherson, the 15-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. C. E. McPherson, living six miles north of Fairfield is dead from a bullet wound in his temple. Whether his death was ac cidental or whether it was a case of suicide may never be Known, as the young man was unconscious when found. MARDI GRAS AT AN END Thousands of Gaily Clad Subjects of King Rex Make Last Day Brilliant. New Orleans, March 4.—Thousands of children In .fanciful costumes form ing the largest part of the subjects of King Rex, made one of the prettiest sights of the last day of the Mardi Gras festivities. In addition, several hundred grown-ups ranged the streets In humorous .costumes. Two allegorical parades, two gor geous balls and about midnight a union of King Rex and King Comus' courts in the French opera house, were the clos ing spectacles of the carnival. Monday night the parade was that of the Mystic Krews of Comus. Last night the gods and goddesses were sub jects portrayed by twenty floats. Every sort of pagan deity in the world history was represented. Balmy Weather. The day was marked by the same balmy summer weather that has pre vailed during the greater part of the1 festivities. The streets were filled with thousands of merrymakers, some gor geously arrayed in elaborate costumes Rex, at noon, gave his annual mardi gras parade, Rex this year was a re miniscent and recalled stories which filled all the youthful ones with won der. The king or the carnival asked all his subjects to renew faith in the legends of "Mother Goose," the fables of Hans Anderson, the miraculous ad ventures of "Alice in Wonderland,, and other classics of childhood which he pictured in his pageant of twenty floats. Among the most elaborate floats was one which showed Robin Hood and his merry band of yeomen. Other floats were symbolical of "Water Babies," "Wizard of Oz," "Gulliver Travel," "Aesops Fables." MISSOURI MAN ARRESTED Stranberry, Mo., Merchant Guilty of Sending Immoral Literature Through Mails. St. Joseph, Mo., March 4—Frank H. Miller a merchant of Stranberry, Mo., was found guilty in the federal court yesterday of transmitting immoral literature through the mail3. He was fined $200. The complaint was made by the principal of a girl's ac'iool in South Dakota. I "I r-U 0 I. a 'J ^r.. .,i. /J ji fl.jirfiijj ivifiu, i|i. .nun' n'ji'i.i 11 & I Air that the Aldrich bill purports to do, de declared, Is to provide a means to prevent a repetition of the finan cial panic that commenced in the last days of October 1907. He was opposed to the pending amendments for guaranteeing the de posits of national banks and pointed out that such legislation would affect adversely the state banks, savings banks and loan and trust companies. WORK FAST ON ISTHMUS. If Excavation Was Continued at Pres ent Rate Only Three Years Would be Needed. Washington, D. C.. March 4.—Up to March 1, 28,414,934 cubic yards of ex cavation had been taken from the Pan ama canal' route. This is just one-fifth of the entire amount which was esti mated on March 1, 1904, would be re quired to be excavated to complete the waterway. Should work proceed at the present rate it is estimated the re maining excavation will be completed in three years. However, It is under stood the e.-.cavation will not be push ed to completion, but meanwhile the construction of the locks will proceed, the intention being to finish all parts of the canal construction at about the some time. IOWANS ELIGIBLE FOR RHODES SCHOLARSHIP Iowa City. March 4.—(Special) President George E. MacLoan of th.j University of Iowa has received from the Rhodesian committee r.t Oxford, Eng., the names of four Iowa college men who are eligible to the final ex amination for the Rhodes scholarship, having passed successfully the prelim inary tests. They are as follows: John I. Huff, Muscatine, University of Iowa Wm. B. Miiien, Cornell col- miM iijW?)ii!nij! Lii!inii|||i!^'ii^iimii^nh^iiii|jii^Mfeji^jfe^ii %wyti, ^hihwm .S 'Va.'j' vV fJ HOPKINS FIGHTS ALDRIGH BILL ILLINOIS SENATOR SAYS THIS IS NOT A TIME TO BRING IT UP. Washington, D. C., March 4.—Sen ator Albert Hopkins of Illinois today spoke in favor of the Aldrich cur rency bill.. "This is not the time," he said, "to attempt to revolutionize our present banking system. Indeed it is not a time to dlscusB the question as to whether the present banking system of the United States consists of patch work legislation as is contended by some of the senators or as to wheth er, it embodies as good a system If not better than any that has hereto fore been had or can be devised for the American people." lege Jacob X. O. Larson, Decora* j^hf^ Luther college: Robert Wood Clark, uther college. Clear Lake, Grinneil college. Buys Bankrupt Department Store. Des Moines, March 4.— The Harris Emery company bought the bankrupt Des Moines department store stock paying $74,500 today. ri n'n rri^f Sf N ••fc|l*y--i»4£-'3j» •V .«t\ KUMBER 83 FIRE IN BUILDING IN CLEVELAND SUBURB THROWS 400 SCHOL. ARS INTO PANIC THAT RESULTS FATALLY. FLOORS FALL WITH SCORES OF STUDENTS MANY HELD IN SMOKE FILLED ROOM BY CONGESTION AT DOOR PRECIPITATED INTO BURNIKS EMBERS IN BASEMENT. ,-r AT 2 O'CLOCK 121 BODIES HAD BEEN RECOVERED. THE MISSING NUMBER 13 58. IT 18 NOW BELIEVED THE LOS8 WILL REACH, IF NOT EX CEED 150. AT 2:20 P. M., 14« BODIE8 HAD BEEN TAKEN OUT OF THE RUINS. Cleveland, March 4.—In a Are which completely destroyed the common sckool building in Collingwood, a ia burb of Cleveland, today, seventy-fiva children are thought to have lost) ,.J? their lives. The fire was started by an --J?, overheated furnace. The flames quick Iy spread and a panic ensued when the building filled with smoke, and four hundred children attempted to es cape. Exits Choked With Children. There were but two available exits in the building. One of these waB used freely by the chlldren,..but the other sobn became choked with children who madly dashed for the open air. Those who fell in the doorway wer« trampled upon by those behind and soon the doorway was Impassable. "sjg The frightened and panic stricken /£r« children turned to escape by thte win dows that could be found, but their escape was cut off by the flames which by this time had spread throughout the rooms. „r Floor Falls, Cutting off Escape. The scene about the building was heart rending. Quickly the news of tho terrible disaster spread throughout the village and hundreds of parent! were crowding about the building in search of their boys and girls. Twenty Bodies Recovered. In a few minutes twenty bodies were taken from the ruins. Plainly writhing Death List Grows. Of the nine teachers in school seven have been accounted for Prin cipal Frank P. Whitney estimates the number of dead at from 75 to 150 pupils, mostly very young children ranging from 9 to 12 year in age. Up to 1 o'clock this afternoon sixty bodies had been recovered from the ruins. Thirty-two have been identified The bodies of twelve boys and eleven girls are at the morgue of the Lak» Shore shops burned beyond beyond recognition. At 1:45 p. m., 75 bodies had been' removed from the ruins,Including Miss Fiske, one of the teachers. The list of missing numbers 108. ALIA PERFECTLY SANE. Experts Who Examined 8layer Father Leo In Denver Make a Report. Denver, Colo., March 4.—Giuseppe Alia, the slayer of Father Leo Hein rich, Is declared absolutely sane in a report submitted to the district attor ney yesterday by four experts In men tal diseases, who examined the prison er for several hours. The physicians agreed that Alia has no metal delu sion whatever and is above his class in intelligence. Are Granted Advance. Des Moines, March 4.— The arbi ters in the street car wage seals case graited an advance to motormen and conductors, averaging 12 per cent. Rev. Monsignor Flavin, the Catholic priest named by the street car com- 6 Arrest Two Chicago Anarchists. -M 4 ft ris* (,i 1 The building was of brick, yet this did not retard the progress of tha flames and in a few minutes the lower floor fell precipitating scores of chil dren to the basement among tha burning embers. lira •M 1*4 formB of a dozen others could be seen in the basement. Nearby factories dismissed their men and instructed them to assist in the rescue. They braved the fire and made heroic efforts to save those who were not dead. 4^ of: if! f&Ml if 'im 3 cast the decW- Chicago, March 4.—Charles YanlV- .i tis, aged 35 years and William Stadl weiser, aged 34 years, alleged an archists were arrested early today in connection with the attempted ass&s- i&Of 1 sination of Chief of Police Shippy.. -Clr3^' .??•»'