OHIO 10 VOTE
FOR TAFT TILL
FORAKER AND DICK SWEPT
ASIDE BY CONVENTION TODAY
AND PORTLY SECRETARY IS
HARRIS IS NAMED
STRONG PLATFORM IS ADOPTED
WITH CHEERS AFTER ADMINIS
TRATIONS OF ROOSEVELT AND
HARRIS ARE ENDORSED
COLUII BUS, O., MARCH 4.
THE 5PUBLICAN STATE
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
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 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
"We congratulate the people of
Ohio that our representation, in con
gress maintains the state's high rank
in the national legislature," the plat
Foraker Down and
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
500 Surround a
Barn Where Negro
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
CENTERVILLE MAN HELD TO
HAVE OBTAINED MONEY BY
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.
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
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.
HELD AT ELDON
DELEGATES ELECTED LAST
NIGHT TO COUNTY CON
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.
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
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.
S S' ^r
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
EN ROUTE HOME
NORTH DAKOTA MAN TAKEN ILL
ON TRAIN AND SUCCUMBS
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.
Judge Places Charges Brought Against
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.
SAYS THE JURY
gCOLORED MAN CONVICTED
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
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
A^OIOOg lB0|JO4S|H tfjttjg j|
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
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
MARDI GRAS AT AN END
Thousands of Gaily Clad Subjects of
King Rex Make Last Day
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.
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
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. a 'J ^r.. .,i. /J ji fl.jirfiijj ivifiu, i|i. .nun' n'ji'i.i 11
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
IOWANS ELIGIBLE FOR
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-
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ILLINOIS SENATOR SAYS THIS
IS NOT A TIME TO BRING
Washington, D. C., March 4.—Sen
ator Albert Hopkins of Illinois today
spoke in favor of the Aldrich cur
"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,
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.
FIRE IN BUILDING IN CLEVELAND
SUBURB THROWS 400 SCHOL.
ARS INTO PANIC THAT RESULTS
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
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.
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
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
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
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-
Arrest Two Chicago Anarchists.
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
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
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^'
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