Ihc "v VV'
ASK STATE TO
GIVE PART OE
BILLS INTRODUCED IN BOTH
'-HOUSES FOR APPROPRIATION
OF $10,000 TO FURNISH PED
ESTAL FOR MONl^MENT.
PUBLIC TO RAISE
BALANCE OF MONEY
MOVEMENT IS IN LINE WITH
PLANS FOR "ALLISON" DAY
MARCH 2 NEW BILL WOULD
GIVE MOTHER $1 FOR BIRTHS.
Des Moines Bureau of
The Ottumwa Courier
Des Moines, Feb. 6
Senator Saunders and Representa
tive Holmes in their respective houses
today introduce bills to ap
propriate $10,000 for the erec
tion of the pedestal for a monument
to Wm. B. Allison in Des Moines. The
monument itself is to be paid for out
of public subscriptions and to be lo
cated on or adjacent to the capitol
grounds. A commission, consisting of
the governor's curator, the chairman
of the Allison commission and a sen
ator and representative is to have
charge of the work. Popular sub
scriptions are already being solicited
Pay Mothers for Births.
In the house Representative Fulliam
of Muscatine introduced a bill to en
courage the reporting of briths by
requiring the county to pay one dollar
to each mother of a child who reports
the same to the county authorities
within three months after birth.
Among othes-biUs was one by Mc
Manua for an appropriation for a
soldiers' monument in Keokuk Brown
to require that the fee paid for
itinerant venders' licenses should go
to the county road fund Smith of
Des Moines to appropriate $15,000 for
an anti-toxin laboratory at Iowa City
Felt, providing a way to erect county
hospitals Sheldon, to appropriate for
new elevators in the state house.
The senate passed a bill to permit
park boards to pay for paving on
streets adjacent, and refused to concur
in the house amendment adding to
the number of railroad maps authoriz
The house passed a bill permitting
the return to the old system of road
districts in part, also the senate bill
expending time for the sale of old
stocks of paint. In the Ida county con
test case the committee disposed of
everything except 38 ballots. If these
are counted Baxter retains his seat,
if not counted Corrie wins by five
(8,000.000 of School Money in Banks.
The more than eight million dol
lars of school money remaining in
banks scattered well over the state
and not dra,wing interest, is one rea
Bon why the codifying of the school
laws of the state will have a rocky
road in the legislature.
At the close of the school year last
season there was thi6 large sum in the
'hands of 3,500 school treasurers. If
the laws are oodifled according to thu
commission plan, the public will get
the benefits of this sum in the shape
j' of interest paid by the banks having
It. Hence there is opposition.
The first of the protests against co
diflcation have commenced to come in.
Petty school officers all over the state
are getting busy. One of these pro
tests came from Fayette county,
which indicates the purpose is to have
vp a series of meetings to bring the pro
per political pressure on the members
This Fayette' protest came from
Donnan, where a meeting of school of
fleers was held, and they resolved,
and so reported it to the legislature,
that the whole scheme is wrong, and
especially as to the adoption of the
county unit system, which will cut
out all the little school officers. At
this same meeting it was resolved,
also, that the legislature should grant
women the right to vote on all school
,% School Bill in Pamphlet Form.
The school bill is being printed in
a pamphlet form to be sent out over
the state. The bill, in large type
makes 57 pages. Members will soon
be able to supply all applicants with
The latest proposal for development
of the idea of teaching agriculture in
•r schools not very far removed from
thfe farms, i34that of Senator Francis,
which is th£* old bounty high school
system with a modern turn. Counties
are to be given the right to establish,
on vote of the people, and to support
by a tax levy, county agricultural
high schools, and when so established
the state will give some aid thereto.
This is a variation of the plan for dis
trict agriculaural high schools to bo
(Continued on page 7.)
They Black Eyes, Bite
Cheeks and Break Heads
in Austrian Parliament
Vienna, Feb. 5.—The present session of the Austrian parliament
came to an end this morning after an extraordinary scene of turbu
lence, between the Germans and the Czechs. The radical Czechs ob
structlonists who have been hindering debate for several days with a
continuous din from drums and tin whistles so exasperated the Ger
mans that this morning the opposing deputies came to close quarters
and a fierce scrimmage ensued.
Iowa Congressman Has
Probably Lost Contest
One of the radical Czech deputies was captured and whipped until
he howled for mercy. Another Czech was bitten by a German on the
cheek and sustained an ugly wound. Black eyes and sore heads were
numerous. The premier, seeing the useless of attempting to pass
legislation, closed the session.. The departure of the ministers was
followed by another free fight in which the opposing factions rushed
upon one another to the strains of revolutionary songs. Wild confus
ion reigned for half an hour.
CONGRESSMAN W. P. HEPBURN
INSURGENTS TO FIGHT
Move "Will be Begun Tuesday for
Change of Rules In Lower
House of Congress.
Washington Bureau of
The Ottumwa Courier
Washington, D. C., Feb. 5
Tuesday next the house insurgents
will introduce a resolution for a
sweeping change in the rules. The
first speech for it wlil by Congressman
Hepburn, chairman of the insurgent
caucus. It will be one of the greatest
he has made.
Hubbard of Iowa will speak for it
later. The new Iowa delegation will
meet here Feb. 17 and expects to mus
ter more insurgents, in the next house,
than any other state.
J. C. Welliver
FLEET READY TO LEAVE
Depart for Hampton Roads Tomorrow
from Gibraltar Gunnery Flag
Gilbratar, Feb. 5—The new battle ef
ficiency flag, created as a trophy for
the ship making the highest gunnery
score, was hoisted on board the Ver
mont this morning. The Vermont
won the trophy from the Minnesota
by a narrow margin. The majority of
the officers of the fleet were present
at the ceremony. Everything is in
readiness for the departure of the
fleet from Gibraltar tomorrow. It is
due to arrive at Hampton Roads
OPTION LOSES IN MINNESOTA
County Choice Measure of Anti-Saloon
ist Defeated in Lower Legisla
tive Body at St. Paul.
St. Paul, Feb. 5.—The anti-saloon
league law known as the county op
tion bill was overwhelmingly defeated
in the house of representatives yester
day. The vote came on a resolution to
adopt a minority report on the matter,
which was in favor of the bill, the
result of the vote being 44 to 73. The
bill was then Indefinitely postponed.
Negro Amuck Is Killed.
Memphis, Tenn., Feb. 5.—Yesterday
afternoon on a busy thoroughfare
Kenry Morton, a negro, armed with a
revolver and with pockets filled with
ammunition, ran amuck, firing re
peatedly Into street cars and houses
and at pedestrians and terrorized a
section. of North Memphis before he
was shot to death by the police .and
Ten Drowned When Bridges Go Down.
Berlin, Feb. 5.—Floods in Germany
caused by several days of heavy rains
and a spell of warm weather are to
day taking on a serious aspect in man7
parts of the country-. The first fatal
ities are reported from Nordhausen,
where many bridges have been swept
away. Ten people were drowned.
Slam Honors Late American.
Bangkok, Siam, Feb. 5—The body of
Edward Henry Strobel, the American
who for five years has been general
advisor of the government at Siam and
who died here on January 15, was
cremated today. The king of Siam
lighted the funeral pyre.
^y%» t-A *,..
GIVE UP EIGHT
FAILURE OF THE RECOUNT IN
APPANOOSE COUNTY, WHERE
NET GAIN WAS BUT 4 VOTES,
Centeryille, Feb. 5. (Special.)
After eight out of thirty precincts had
been counted, with a net gain of but
four votes for Congressman Peter
Hepburn, the count of votes in Appa
noose county in the Hepburn-Jamie
son contest was discontinued today.
This may mean that the contest will
be abandoned without further re
count of vbtes.
Jamieson was elected by 310 votes
and the claim was made by Hepburn's
friends that there was wholesale
fraud throughout Oe district. It was
asserted that the recount of the votes
in Appanoose county alone would give
Hepburn a gain of from 100 to 125
votes .that had been counted for Jam
ieson. The eight precincts counted
first were those in which the largest
gains were expected, and when they
failed to show the desired result the
contest was dropped here. The re
count was still on today at Clarinda,
of the Page county votes cast, but no
announcement was given out as to the
In Appanoose county Hepburn lost
24 of the disputed ballots. He gained
28 of the disputed ballots, but his
unlooked for loss in the ballots to
which no objection had been raised,
offset his gains.
Col M. L. Temple and J. I,. Parrish
of Osceola represented Hepburn and
Earl Ferguson of Shenandoah and Ja
cob Criddlebaugh of Chariton repres
MARTHA FINLEY IS DEAD.
Writer of the Famous "Elsie Books"
Celebrated Among Girl Readers,
Expires at Elkton, Md.
Elkton, Md., Feb. 5.-1—After several
weeks' illness Miss Martha Finley, well
known as an author, died at her home
here. She was 82 years old.
Miss Finley was born at Chlllicothe.
O., on April 26, 1828. Her girlhood
was spent at South Bend, Ind. Miss
Flnley's best known works were the
"Elsie Books." She had lived in Elk
ton for the last thirty years.
Maj-tha Finley, who achieved fame as
the author of the "Elsie Books," under
the nom de plume of "Martha Farqu
harson," was the daughter of Dr
Jasnes Brown and Maria Theresa
Brown. After being educated in the
select schools of Philadelphia and
South Bend Miss Finley taught school
for a time. She then took up newspa
per work in Philadelphia and lived
there for several years, writing Sunday
school books in her spare time.
In 1868 she put the first volume of
her famous "Elsie Dlnsmore" series.
The book was an immediate success
and was followed by twentv others In
all of which "Elsie" was the heroine.
The last book of the series, with the
title of "Elsie's Winter Trip," was pub
lished In 1902.
Another series of novels known is
the "Mildred Books," was also written
by Miss Finley, but they did not be
come so popular as her earlier works.
Virtually every school girl in the
country for two generations back has
followed the trials and tribulations of
the famous heroine, "Elsie," from the
time she was a juvenile to the time she
became old enough to figure In the
book with the title "Grandmoth
Wisconsin Man Dies In Georgia.
Marietta, Ga., Feb. 5.—Howard Van,
Wyke, former attorney general of Wic?
consln, died here yesterday of dropsy.
The body will be interred at Kenosha
Righdag Favors Treaties With U. 8.
Copenhagen, Feb. 5. The Righdag
today approved the treaties of arbitra
tion with the United States, Norway
OTTUMWA. WAPELLO COUNTY, IOWA, SATURDAY FEBRUARY 6, 1909
WARNING SENT OUT THAT BLIZ
ZARD IS DUE IN CENTRAL
STATES MONDAY OR TUESDAY
TWELVE KILLED IN TORNADOES
Washington, D. C., Feb. 5.—"Colod
wave coming'' flashed the weather bu
reau today in an official warning. The
present period of mild weather, accord
ing to the bureau will be followed by a
cold wave that will appear In the
northwest Sunday or Monday, and ad
vance over the central valleys and lake
regions Sunday or ETAOIN ETAOJ
regions Monday and Tuesday.
Six Killed in Cyclone.
Birmingham, Ala., Feb. 5.—Reports
have reached here that a cyclonc
struck Booth, Miss., this morning, kill
ing six people and destroying much
Four at Rolling Fork Killed.
Jackson, Miss., Feb. 5.—A telephone
message received here this afternoon
states that a tornado struck the town
of Rolling Fork in Sharkey county,
with 1,200 inhabitants today and that
four persons were killed.
Two at Stuttgart.
Stuttgart, Ark., Feb. 5.—A storm
struck here today killing two persons
and injuring a number of others. Two
residences and a barn were blown
STUDENT IS INJURED.
One Critically Hurt and Four Others
Slightly in Class Scrap at
Chicago, Feb. 5. A Journal spec
ial from Valparaiso, Ind., says that
as a result of a clash last night be
tween the scientific and law classes
of the Valparaiso university, Cass
Wolfer, president of the scifentific
class, is today in a critical condition
and four other students receved minor
injuries. The affair was hushed up last
night, but the news leaked out today
when it became necessary to call a
physician to attend Wolfer. Wolfer Is
said to be from Iowa or Nebraska.
LIVES IN BLAZE
THREE CHILDREN KILLED BY
FIRE IN BATTLE CREEK SANI
Battle Creek, Mich., Feb. 5. —There
is a widespread belief that the fire
which destroyed the Haskell memorial
orphanage early today, when three
children lost, their lives and several
others were slightly hurt by jumping
l'rom the windows, was caused by an
Incendiary. The orphanage was found
ed by Mrs. Haskell of South Bend as
a Seven Day Adventist institution,
but had passed out of the control of
the church and has recently been
maintained by private subscription,
following a recent schism in the Ad
ventist church, a number of the
buildings of the denomination have
been damaged by fire, which had been
generally charged to an incendiary.
Mr. Edwin Perry of
Secretary of Miners
Indianapolis, Feb. 5.—E. S.
McCullough of Bay City, Mich.,
was elected vice president of
the United Mine Workers and
Edwin Perry of Oskaloosa, la.,
secretary-treasurer on the sec
ond ballot taken yesterday, the
result being announced today.
Consider Bills on Private Calendar
Washington, D. C., Feb. 5.—Under
a special order house today devoted
Itself to the consideration of bills on
Iowa—Partly cloudy tonight with
colder east and central Saturday fa'r
with colder southeast.
Illinois V-Rain and colder tonight
Saturday partly cloudy and cold.
Wisconsin—Partly cloudy and cold
er tonight probably rain east Satur
day fair with colder southeast.
Nine o'clock last evening 33
Seven o'clock this morning 38
Two o'clock this afternoon 30
Sunrise, 7:00 sunset, 5:10: moon
Two Members of Navy Commission
Holding Its First Session Today
JUSTICE MOODY, UNITED STATES
PLAN FOR REORGANIZATION
Commission of Eight Men Named by
President to Reconstruct Navy,
Washington, Feb. 5.—Perfect effi
ciency in military action is President
Roosevelt's idea of what the organiza
tion of the navy department should
provide and which in liis opinion .it
now lacks. Under his call for that
purpose a commission of eight men of
wide experience in naval matters met
today to consider the needs of the
navy. The commission consists of
Paul Morton. William H. Moody, Judge
A. G. Dayton of West Virginia and five
retired rear admirals—Luce, Malum,
Folger, Evans and C.owles.
Justice William Henry Moody fills
a very important place on the- com
mission, for in addition to Ills exper
ience with the navy as secretary of
that department from 1902 to 1904, he
has had a vast legal experience which
will serve the commission to advan
Rear Admiral Robley D. Evans Is
today one of the most practical and
experienced authorities on naval af
fairs in the world. "Fighting Bob"
has made a life study of his profes
sion and knows It thoroughly.
DEMOCRAT WAVE DUE IN 1912.
Bryan Thinks So at Least, and Tells
South "Aristocratic Party" Is
Surely, if Slowly, Doomed.
Tampa, Fla., Feb. 5.—Speaking to an
immense throng from the grand stand
at the racetrack yesterday afternoon,
William J. Bryan said ho brought to
the Democrats of the south a mes
sage of good cheer, that, there is a
steady increasing of sentiment that
makes for the growth of the Demo
cratic party In the United States.
He commented upon the world wide
spread of democracy as "one of the
signs of the times," when the masses
would 'demand their rights of the
aristocratic class, which now is using
every end to hold its own against such
He commented upon the usurpation
of power by the "aristocratic party,"
the present administration, the head of
which he referred to as delegating to
himself all the authority of a czar in
the manipulation of his high offlcc.
But a change is surely, if slowly com
ing, he declared, and added that pros
pects were brighter than ever for
Democratic victory in 1912.
STEPHENSON STILL "SHY."
Wisconsin Senator Lacks Five Votes
on Seventh Legislative
Madison, Wis., Feb. 5. Senator
Stephenson failed of election again to
day when the seventh joint ballot was
taken. He received 60 votes out of
the 128 votes cast, lacking 5 votes
of the majority necessary to elect.
There were five absentees.
Secretary Calls for $30,000,000.
Washington, D. C., Feb. 5.—The sec
retary of the treasury today announced
that he would make another call on
temporary National bank depositaries
to be paid on or before February 24
that will yield about $30,000",000. This
will leave a balance in the depositaries
of about $10,000,000.
Roosevelt Will Send Message.
Washington, D.C., Feb. 5.—President
Roosevelt will send to congress this
week a special message, vetoing the
bill which provides for taking of the
next census. He will hold that thou
sands of appointments should be made
through the civil service the same as
$3,000,000 Fire at 8ugar Plant.
New Orleans, Feb. 5. The recent
ly completed $3,000,000 lant of the
American Sugar refinery at Chal
mette Just below New Orleans has
caught fire. A heavy gale is blowing.
REAR ADMIRAL ROBLEY D.EVANS
HUNGARIANS, BULGARIANS AND
ITALIANS IN GENERAL MELEE
Cincinnati, Feb. 5.—Feeling and an
ger because one of their number had
been dismissed, when he became dis
orderly on being denied an increase in
wages are responsible for a serious
condition near Alexandria. Kentucky,
where work on a natural gas pipe line
to Cincinnati is under way. Hungar
ians, Italians and Bulgarians who
make up nearly all of the 400 laborers
who are laying the pipe, clashed soon
after daylight today in a general
melee. Some revolver shots were
fired and one of the Italians was shot
in the leg. All work was ordered
stopped for the day by the superinten
dent of the pipe line, and so critical
Is the situation that it is feared more
serious trouble will occur.
RACE QUESTION UP
Missouri Legislature Refers Resolu
tion Asking Discharge of Negro
Jefferson City, Mo., Fob. 5.—After a
warm debate on the race question as
it affects politics in Missouri, the
lower branch of the general assembly
today disposed of a resolution provid
ing for the discharge of most of the
negro employes of the house by re
ferring it to a committee, the balloting
being on strict party lines. The reso
lution was caused by the allegation
that negro employes of the house had
insulted white employes of the sen
Progress in All Lines of Trade.
Now York, Feb. 5. Dispatches to
Dun's Review indicate that progress
is somewhat slow but well sustained,
in all lines of trade an dindustry. One
encouraging feature Is the large vol
ume of construction work contemplat
ed or under contract in most sections
of the country and plans for munici
pal improvements are also extensive
in several directions.
Sugar Trust Suit Began.
New York, Feb. 5.—The taking of
testimony in the action brought
against the American Sugar Refining
Co., by the government., alleging fraud
in weighing, shipments during the
past six years was begun today. The
amount of the custom duties in ar
rears sought to be recovered Is over
Indict Pennsylvania Officials.
Franklin, Penn., Feb. 5.—Following
a ten days' investigation of charges
made against certain officials of the
county poor farm and others the grand
jury returned indictments against six
persons today. Owing to the promln
ence of some of the accused^ and the
startling charges made, the matter has
caused a sensation.
Prohibition Falls in Texas.
Austin, Tex., Feb. 5.—The house to
day defeated a resolution to submit
state wide prohibition to popular vote.
The prohibitionists lacked two .votes
necessary to a two-thirds majority,
X^epog |B0|JO5S|H «WS ITS
FOLLOWING PASSAGE OF MEAS
FROM SCHOOLS ROOSEVELT
WIRES GOV. GILLETT.
Sacramento, C&1.. Feb. 5.—Governot,
Gillett yesterday afternoon received
the following telegram from President
"Washington, D. C., Feb. 4.—J. N.
Gillett, governor of California: What
is the rumor that the California legis
lature has passed a bill excluding the
Japanese children from the publia
schools? This is the most offensive
bill of all, and in my judgment is clear
ly unconstitutional and wo should at
once have to test it in the courts.
Can it bo stopped in the legislature o*
Replies to President.
Governor Gillett Immediately wired
a reply to the president and asked for
an answer at once. He refused to dis«
cuss the nature of the message to
Washington but will make all corre
spondence by wire public upon the re^
ceipt of the president's next message.
Sacramento, Cal., Feb. E.—Grove 1*.
Johnson's bill, compelling Japanese to
attend separate public schools, passedC
the assembly yesterday by a vote oil
48 to 26. Mr. Johnson's other bills pro-,
hlblting aliens from being members olS
boards of directors and restricting
them in residence districts at the op-,
tion of boards of supervisors, were de*.
feated, the former by a vote of 64 to
15. The latter measure failed oil
passage because of a tie vote, tba
friends of the bill being unable to mus|
ter the required 41 votes. The roll oall
finally stood 37 to 37, after a call oil
the house and several changes from1
aye to no and vice versa.
Johnson changed his voted from ay«
to no and moved to reconsider today.
Walter Leeds of Los AngeleB changed
his vote from no to aye on the school1
bill and moved to reconsider that alaoj
There was little support for the
corporation measure, the votes for tha
bill falling 13 short of the number cast
for the Drew bill. Shortly after tha
disposal of the Johnson bills Mr. Drew
moved that the vote by which his land
bill was defeated Wednesday be re
considered. He offered to amend the
measure by striking out a section
which, It had been declared, violated
the treaty rights of several nations.
The motion was lost, the vote being
36 ayes and 38 noes. This showed a
gain of 10 votes for the opponents ol
Unexpected was the passage of tha
Japanese school segregation bill aftei
the defeat Wednesday of Drew's antl
alien land bill which was generally be*
lieved to foreshadow the rejection of
all of the measures aimed at the Jap
anose. The defeat yesterday of two
more anti-Japanese bills aded to tha
surprise occasioned by the vote on
the school segregation bill. Immediate*
ly upon learning of tne assembly's ao
tion, Governor Gillett called into con
ference Speaker Stanton and Reputy
lican leaders of both houses of tha
legislature. The latter expressed th
hope of still being able to defeat th«
measure in the assembly upon re^on
slderatlon and it was with this in viert
that Assemblyman Walter Leeds oi
Los Angeles, after a roll call, changed
his vote from no to yes, and gav«
notice that today he would move to
reconsider tHo vote of 48 to* 26 bj
which the bill was passed.
TRIED TO HEAD
OFF JAP Bill
URE EXCLUDING JAPANE8E
GOV. GILLETT ASKS A8SE1VIBLV
TO TAKE BROAD VIEW OF i3
SUE ^INVOLVED, KEEPING tN
MIND THE NATION'S INTEREST*
Sacramento, Cal., Feb, 5.
Governor Gillett today sent a mea-apji:
sage to the legislature requesting*!^
that body to reconsider the voto/a^J
by which the Japanese sohoot^'..'
bill was passed yesterday. The.
governor quotes President Roose
velt's message of last night, say
ing the bill was most offensive,
and asking for its defeat or veto*, vg'
"A telegram so forcible as this
coming from the president of the
United States is entitled to full
consideration and demands that
no hasty or ill considered action
be taken by this state which may
Involve the whole country."
The governor counsels the legls
lature to take a broad, unpreju«
diced view of the Important ques
tion Involved In the proposed leg
islation, keeping in mind the in
terest. of the nation as well at
The house unanimously post
poned action on the school bill,
until Wednesday. ,.
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