TWENTY OR THIRTY DEAD AND
SCORES INJURED IN STORMS
IN TENNESSEE, MISSISSIPPI
N AND ARKANSAS.
OVER WIDE RANGE
HIGH WINDS AND COLD WEATH
ER IS REPORTED IN ALL SEC
TIONS EXCEPT ON
Atlanta, Ga„ April 30—Between
lwenty and thirty persons dead in
^Tennessee, Mississippi and Arkansas
Und scores injured were the toll last
flight of a series of tornadoes in these
States. The death list as received
kere was as follows:
Youngs Crossing, Tenn.,—five.
Horn Lake, Miss.,—Twelve.
Forest City, Ark.,—Two.
West Marion, Ark.,:—One.
Property valued at many thousands
Df dollars was destroyed and traffic
"was interrupted. Telephone and tele
graph wires were rendered useless
and some sections are completely
Tennessee Town Blown Away.
Louisville, April 30.—Several per
sons are reported to have been killed
In last night's tornado near Franklin,
Tenn., and the town of Hillsboro, a
few miles from there is said to have
blown away. Much damage is report
ed at Centerville and other towns.
Lak* Boat Sinks During Storm.
Sault Ste Marie, Mich., April 30..
While It Is the general opinion in ma
mine circles today that it was the Cor
rigan line steamer Aurania which
Captain Boyce of the Peavey saw sink
yesterday in White Fish bay, nothing
definite has yet been learned. A fur
ious storm is raging today over the
upper lake region.'
Cold in Colorado.
Denver, April 30. Temperatures
as low as 28 above zero were reported
Erom the fruit regions around Grand
Junction, Colorado today and much
flamage undoubtedly has been done.
The cold weather extends all over the
Northern Arkansas Hard Hit.
Memphis, April 30. A northern
'Arkansas dispatch from Fort Smith
States that ninety persons are known
to have been injured there by the
Btorm in Crawford county. The great
est damage reported is near Jackson,
Tenn. Seven persons were killed.
Bad Storm on Lakes.
Benton Harbor, Mich., April 30.
Reports from all along Lake Michigan
as far north as South Haven indicate
that great damage was done by last
night's storm and tidal wave which
Bwept the east shore of the lake. It is
feared several vessels were caught in
Big Property Loss in Ohio.
Piqua, Ohio, April 30—A tornado
twenty miles wide in this section early
today caused a property damage esti
mated at $100,000. The path of de
struction extends over several coun
ties. There was no loss of life.
Heavy Wind in Missouri.
Kansas City, April 30.— A twenty
mile an hour wind from the north,
with the temperature at forty, were
the conditions that prevailed over
Western Missouri and Kansas today.
Another Report as to Hillsboro.
Nashville, April 30. The town of
Hillsboro, nine miles west of Frank
lin, •was practically wiped out by the
tornado, and three persons were
Livestock Killed in Michigan.
Detroit, Mich., April 30. —At Fen
lota, where the storm approached the
proportions of a tornado, the damage
aggregates $30,000. Much live stock
•was killed over the state.
Latonia Track Damaged.
.J Cincinnati, April 30.— Latonia, in
"eluding the Latonia race track, was
damaged to the extent of $25,000 byj
the storm today.
Nebraska in Grip of Severe Cold.
& Omaha, April 30.— Freezing weath
*'3. er prevails over a large portion of
the state, the temperature at North
Platte being twenty-four.
Big £now in Iowa.
Des Moines, April 30. Northern
I Iowa is experiencing today a severe
"^V-Bnow-storm. Three inches of snow is
reported at Fort Dodge and Webster
*V City has one inch.
'Wf ®'x Killed, 50 Hurt, at Chicago.
GM Chicago, April 30— Six persons
were killed and fifty injured in Chi
cago and environs during the storm
'^Continued on Page 8.)
Three Authorities on
Senator Elihu Root at top,
•Justice H. B. Brown, recently
retired from the United States
supreme court, and the French
ambassador, Mr. J. J. Jusser
t" 4* 4 "I*
Washington, D. C., April 30.—Under
the auspices of the American Society
of tnternational law .which meets in
Washington this week many notable
addresses will be given. Among the
most notable will be those of the
French ambassador, J. J. Jusserand
who has made a life study of interna
tional law, and Former Justic H. B.
Brown, who recently retired from the
United States supreme court.
Th"? topic to be discussed is "Rela
tions Between Countries of the
World." Senator Elihu Ptoot will pre
side. President Taft is one of the
vice presidents. An elaborate ban
quet is being prepared for the guests
MEMBERS OF BAND THOUGHT TO
HAVE FIRED TENAMENT,
BURNING 8 TO DEATH.
New York, April 30.—Eight persons,
five of them children, were burned to
death and fourteen others were in
jured, some of them fatally in an in
cendiary fire in a five story tenement
house at 37 Spring street, occupied by
twenty Italian families early today.
The blaze followed" a demand by mem
bers of the so called black hand soc
iety for the payment of a $1,000 black
mail. The hallways were soaked with
kerosene by the blackmailers.
PIPE CAUSES FIRE
G. A. Hinry Leaves Lighted Briar in
Coat Pocket, Goes to Beci Rescu
ing Party Saves Him.
Iowa City, April 30.— (Special)—In
a fire in the Hawley hotel, G. A. Hinry
was overcome in bed. The rescuing
party kicked in the door and dragged
him out, almost asphyxiated and saved
the building. Hinri had left a lighted
pipe in his coat pockets. His cloth
ing was destroyed by the flames,
which then ignited the room.
FOWLER WANTS $264,000
Former Ottumwan, Receiver for Car
roll Bank, Makes Demands on
Carroll, April 30.—Receiver I. W.
Fowler for the First National bank,
which failed last October, brought
suit today for the creditors against
the estate of the late W. F. Culbert
son for ?264,000. This represents the
amount taken by the late president
from the funds of the bank.
Golden, Mo., Off the Map.
Springfield, Mo., April 30— A tor
nado struck Golden last, night and
wiped that town off the map with the
exception of one brick store. Five per
sons were killed gud a dozen were
IN THE SENATE
FINANCE COMMITTEE'S SUBSTI
TUTE FOR THE PAYNE BILt
MAXIMUM AND MINIMUM PRO
VISION WILL BE VOTED ON.
Washington, D. C., April 30.— The
senate finance committee's substi
tute for the Payne tariff bill's maxi
mum and minimum provision was re
ported to the senate today by Senator
Aldrich, chairman of the committee.
It puts in effect after March 31, 1910,
the maximum provision for an addi
tional 25 per cent ad valorem on all
the rates of tho senate bill and then
gives to the president the power to
apply minimum rates to any country
or section of country by proclamation.
It provides for a duty of five cents on
coffee and ten cents on tea imported,
from countries to which the maximv^n
rates apply. The section also gives the
president the power to employ a tar
President Approves Charge.
President Taft and Attorney Gen
eral Wickersham have approved the
maximum and minimum feature of the
pending tariff bill. But Jew changes
ere made in the phraseology used by
the committee. The administrative
sections of the bill have also been
generally indorsed by the president
and his chief legal advisers.
There was a full meeting of the
finance committee this morning at
whieh the maximum and minimum
sections and those involving adminis
trative features was submitted to the
Democrats and a vote taken.
Packers to Make Shoes.
That the Chicago packers are going
into the" general business of making
boots and shoes, with the probability
that they will soon entirely control the
available supply of hides and'be in a
position to establish a complete mo
nopoly of the leather goods business
yras the- wprijing information, laid, beV
fore Senator Culloiiii and Speaker
Cannon yesterday afternoon by a del
egation of boot, and shoe manufactur
ers from Chicago.
These came as the advance guard of
committee appointed by a confer
ence of independent tanners and shoe
makers from the west, northwest and
southwest, held in Chicago tb come
here and insist that the senate accept
the house provision in the tariff bill
for free hides.
These delegates declared that the
meat packers control the markt for
WILLIAM E. MASON IS STRICKEN
Former U. S. Senator 8uffers Second
Attack of Apoplexy. Believed
Chicago, April 30.—William E. Ma
son, former United States senator from
Illinois and a prominent figure in st
politics, was stricken with apoplexy
late yesterday, afternoon at his home,
1477 Washington boulevard. It Is said
that he will recover.
Mr. Mason testified as a character
witness In behalf of Mrs. Dora McDon
ald at the trial of her attorney, Benja
min Briggs Goodrich, during the after
noon, and was to have been one of the
speakers at an Austin banquet in the
evening. His illness was announced
to the assembled guests.
Mr. Mason suffered a similar stroke
of apoplexy several years ago, and for
that reason considerable anxiety is
felt among his friends.
YOUNG MAIDEN TAKES POISON
Sixteen-Year-Old Des Moines Girl
Drinks Laudanum Because Suit
or is Arrested.
Des Moines. Anril 30.—When Marga
ret Tarney, a beautiful 16-year-old
girl, saw the officers arrest Chas.
Morgan, a married man, to whom she
wrote burning love letters, she swal
lowe'd an ounce of laudanum. Her con
dition Is precarious.
The girl's foster father, H. C. Wind
sor, a wealthy resident, declares he
will prosecute Morgan on the charge
of wife desertion, as well as charges
based on the contents of a letter he
is said to have written the girl.
THE LIMIT FOR RUSSIAN.
Russian Laborer Who Assaulted Fair
field School Teacher, to Get
Fairfield, April 80.—The grand jury
yesterday afternoon Indicted Belda
Zovkov, the Russian laborer who as
saulted with criminal intent Miss An
nie Sappenfleld, at Bernhart last Fri
day. He will be tride during the next
few days and as he plead guilty will
be given not less than twenty years,
the minimum penality for the crime.
Four Dead at Pittsburg.
Pittsburg. April 30.— Two more
deaths were reported today, which
brings the total list from yesterday's
storm up to four in Pittsburg. Eight
were injured and half a hundred
buildings were damaged.
Mrs. Catt Re-elected.
London, April 30.—Mrs. Carrie
Chapman Catt of New York was today
re-elected as president of the Wom
an's International Suffrage alliance.
Three Lynched in Texas.
Fort Worth, Texas, April 30.—A
mob lynched three negroes today at
Marshall, Tex. -'he negroes had kill
ed a deputy sheriff. 1
OTTUMWA. WAPELLO COUNTY, IOWA, SATURDAY, MAY 1, 1909.
AWH FILES REPORT SAYS
WILL BE GIVEN OFFICIAL TRIAL
BY COURT MARTIAL AND, IT IS
BELIEVED, CONDEMNED TURK
ISH RIOTS OVER.
London, April 30^—A dispatch
from Saloniki says it is officially
announced there that the deposed
sultan will be tried by court mar
tial and that it is generally be
lieved the sentence of death will
be passed on him.
Mersina, April 30.—Mersina is u:v
der martial law and the Turkish au
thorities are maintaining order. The
sanitary conditions in the city are'
very bad. Eight American and Eng
lish missionaries, mostly women, have
decided to leave for healthier sur
Riots Over at Adana.
Constantinople, April 30.—A wel
come message has been received from
the town of Hadjin, in the province
of Adana, where five American worn
en missionaries have been alone with
thousands of refugees who sought
safety there from bands of Moslems
seeking to put them to the sword.
Hadjin has withstood a'slege for the
past eight days and the missionaries
have been sending out frantic appeals
for help. The message which reached
here was from Miss Lambert, the
daughter of Bishop Lambert, tlmod
10:22 a. m., which said:
"With the arrival of the troops, the
disorders in and about the city have
ceased and we are all safe and well.
Cabinet Considers Situation.
The Turkish cabinet has taken up
the consideration of the situation in
Adana and neighboring districts. The
new governor general, Mustafa Zihni,
was due to arrive at the town of
Adana today. He has been Instructed
1,0. take the mopt en«pg«Mc
to' re-establish order and to relieve
Adiel Bey, permanent under secre
tary of state In the ministry of the
interior, has said that the government
would make a searching investigation
into the cause of the disorders and
punish the instigators. Reports re
ceived at the ministry of the interior
indicated that quiet now prevailed
The secretary said that the govern
ment recognized the necessity of pro
viding food, medicines and shelter for
the sufferers and had taken steps
provide these and inaugurate other
measures of relief. In reply to a ques
tion as to what connection existed be
tween the massacres and the political
events In Constantinople, Adiel Bey
replied that that, too, was being in
DETECTIVE IS SLAIN
Thomas Hennessy Shot Down in the
Lobby of Denver Hotel
Denver, Colo., April
Hennessey, house detective at the A1
bany, was shot and instantly killed at
5 o'clock yesterday afternoon while
landing in the crowded lobby of the
hotel. The slayer's identity is not yet specific on the matter
clear. Ha registered at the Albany as
O. O. Howard, Chicago, but some of
his effects, searched after the shooting,
indicate that he may be C. C. Sierk,
Ft. Calhoun or Blair. Neb.
Hennessy was leaning against the
news stand in the lobby when ap
proached by Howard, who looked the
detective full in the face as if to make
certain of the identity of his victim,
then swiftly drew a revolver from his
pocket and shot Hennessy through the
After the shooting the man put the
weapon in his pocket and started to
the elevator. When stopped he calmly
ejected the shellB from his revolver
and awaited the police.
"He attempted to shoot me," was
his only remark to bystanders. No
trouble had been noticed previous to
At the police station Howard would
make no statement except to say he
was paying off an old score. The two
men are said to have quarreled in Chi
cago while Hennessy was employed in
the Auditorium Annex as a house de
tective. The detective had been pre
paring to return to Chicago with his
wif^ and daughter.
SEAMEN MAY STRIKE
Buffalo Union Receives Telegram
From Chicago Saying "Reso
Buffalo, N. Y., April 30. —The local
agent of the Lake Seamen's Union of
this city today received the following
telegram from the general secretary
of the union at Chicago:
"Resolution was adopted. Act ac
cordingly faturday morning."
•This as interpreted, means that a
strike on the great lakes will begin
Race War in Texas.
Beaumont, Texas, April 30.—Advices
from Waterman today state that a
race war broke out. between the em
ploy of two saw mills there. Two
persons are. reported, W^e4, Jix
Quee ft ... and Her
Consort Who are Parents of
Heir to the Holland Throne
QUEEN WILHELMINA OF THE NETHERLANDS AND
SORT, PRINCE HENRY.
The Hague', April 30.—Wllhelmlna, queeu of the Netherlands, gave
birth to a daughter this morning. The condition of her majesty is
satisfactory and the infant princess is doing well. Holland is celebrat
ing the happy event from one end of the country to the other The
political significance of the occurrence lies In the fact that therols
now an heir to the throne of the Netherlands, a circumstance that
greatly enhances the country's hope for a continued independence.
The constant fear of the Dutch has been that the house of
Orange would die out with a childless sovereign, and that Holland
would pass under the rule of a German pripce and would th^-e^ bo
come a German vassal state.
LOCAL SHERIFF MUST BRING THE
PRISONER FROM PENITEN
TIARY TO COURT.
John Junkln will be taken from the
penitentiary by Sheriff W. W. Jack
son upon the morning of May 24 and
turned over at Fort Madison to the
sheriff of Appanoose county, in whose
custody the negro murderer will be
taken to Centerville, where upon the
afternoon of the same day or the
morning of the following, he will be
arraigned and allowed to plead to ths
Indictment against him upon the
charge of murder in the perpetration
of robbery. Immediatedly following
the arraignment, if it does not take
place until the morning of May 25,
the work of empanelling a jury will
be commenced. County Attorney Sen
eca Cornell, who will prosecute the
negro, and Judge J. C. Mitchell, who
has been appointed to defend .Tunkin,
were in Centerville yesterday, and
held a conference with Judge M. A.
Roberts relative to the date of the
The order of the Wapello county
district court, which holds Junkin 'n
the penitentiary at Ft. Madison, is
of no officer
being privileged to take him from that,
institution except the sheriff 04 this
county, and for that reason it will be
necessary for Sheriff Jackson to go to
Ft. Madison. A new order frpm this
court will also be necessary, to turn
the prisoner over to the Appanooae
"The Junkin trial in my estimation
will take at least a week," said Coun
ty Attorney Beneca Cornell this aft
ernoon. "The question of securing a
jury within a short time will also en
ter into the proceedings in Appanooce
county, as the residents of that coun
ty are fairly well informed of the
case, and for that reason I believe It
will take at least a day to empanel
the required number. The Ottumwa
witnesses will be instructed to report
upon May 25."
Woman Suffrage Spilt.
London, April 30.—A serious split Jn
the women's suffrage ranks took place
yesterday at the session of the Inter
national Suffrage alliance and as a re
sult a body of delegates left the hall.
Some of the societies desired to en
large the membership, but under the
leadership of the Rev. Anna Howard
Shaw, one of the American delegates
the convention voted to reserve mem
bership to societies having the en
franchisement of women as their sole
Shoots Nephew Who Ruined Home.
Detroit, April 30.—Dr. G. K. Boy
ajian an Armenian, today shot and
fatally wounded his nephew Harotoon
H. Gaspanlan, while the latter was
being arraigned in the police court
with his aunt, the physician's wife on
a statutory charge.
Keokuk Quarantine is Lifted.
Keokuk, la.. April 30.—The board of
health at its meeting last evening de
cided that the schools of the city
might as well all be running, the scar
let fever situation being now well un
der control, and unless further notice
is give nthe schools will be opened*^ ,s
on the charge of attempting to black-
Spreckels. George De Martini was
caught In a trap set by the officers
MAY BE SUICIDE
WILLIS BRITT FOUND UNCON
SCIOUS IN NEW YORK STREETS.
—POISON IN POCKET.
San Francisco, April 30. Two I national bank shares should stand,
were arrested by detectives last night
and later Benjamin Soule was cap- ,helr
tured. The men are accused of having
ARE ADDED TO
BY RAISED TAX
BOARD OF REVIEW AT COMPLE
TION OF WORK AT 4 A- M. THIS
MORNING INCREASES THE CITY
REVENUES OVER $5,000.
MORRELL PLANT -9|
GOES IN AT $050,000
BING AND RETAIL STORE3 ARE
BOOSTED IN PROPORTION—EX
EMPT SOME PROPERTIES.
The labors of the board of re
view, completed thi« morning at
4 o'clock after a strenuous all
night session, has been the means
of increasing the revenues of the
city approximately $5,000. Of
this amount the greater part will
be paid by the larger manufactur
ing, jobbing and retail institu
tions and by those citizens who
have large and valuable real -es
tate holdings and bank stock. The
two largest plants in the olty,
John Morrell & Co. and the Daln
Mfg. Co. were Increased over the
assessor's figures on the item of
personal property, and their real
estate was left standing with no
increase. The various decisons of
the board, while considerable min
or discussion was heard, were
made almost unanimously. The
or in a a in $ 9 0 0 0 in
city revenues was cut down
some $4,000 by readjustment of
Increases made by City Assessor
MV B. HcKxsey. 1
Taxes of the city of Ottumwa vr&n1
juggled in various manners by th«
city council sitting as the board of
review or equalization last evening in
the council chambers. Some assess
ments were increased over the fig-
New York, April 30.—Willus Britt, lures of the city assessor many were
manager of Stanley Ketchel and Bat- left as he assessed them others were
tling Nelson, the lightweight cham- made lower than at first, assessed by
plon, was found unconscious in the that officer, and lastly, the board saw
doorway of a house on Fourteenth fit to exempt considerable properties
street early today and was removed that in their eyes were entitled to
to St. Vincent's hospital where it was freedom from the burden of taxes,
said his condition is serious. Several The board began its labors at 7:45
poison tabldts were found in a bottle o'clock last evening by entertaining
in Britt's pocket. Physicians worked protests to increases made. Later,
some time over Britt but were un- when the members repaired to tha
able to restore him to consciousness, council chamber, they heard remark!
Britt, with his wife and baby have from a committee of Ottumwa bust
been in New York for a month. He ness men relative to the proposed in
came here to arrange a match beUv-rSn crease on the John Morrell & Co,
Ketchel and Johnson.
plant, and following this period, th«
board began the arduous task of fin
ally adjusting the taxes as increased.
I The labors were completed at 4
o'clock this morning, and except for a,
brief recess for lunch at. 1 o'clock, tha
Two Men Who Demanded $6,000 From work was not interrupted.
Rudolph Spreckels Are Caught Bank Shares Assessed.
in Trap. It was the ruling of the board thal
., the Increases in the assessment of tha
T)ll8 ajtlon lncreaBeB
u0 of the 8hare8 of
mall Rudolph Spreckels, son of the numerous indlvlduala
late millionaire sugar king, Claus
sent threatening letters demanding h,ank shareholders are increased from
"",000 from the millionaire, I $112.50 per share to $184.
The Morrell Matter.
PHII CHAT IN nilARPFI I The committee of citizens who ad
onui in VUfllfKi:L|dreBMd
Oskaloosa Boy, Defending Mother I the Morrell plant was composed Of J.
From Attack, Accidentally T. Hackworth, Sajnuel Mdum, F.
Reed, J. J. Smith, John W, Jordan,
Harlan, Inflicting a fatal wound.
BANDITS HOLD UP TRAIN
Two Highwaymen Compel Enginemen
to Cut off Mail Car on North
the boy aside and the gun was dis- 000, at this time was as much aa tha
charged and hit six-year-old Bertha city should increase the plant. John
Hauser Junction, Idaho, April 30. —.
Northern Pacific train No. 3 waB held
Inut nio-ht Ihrpp milps pact nf thin I COUT8© Of COHSidCTfttiOll 01 tllO Other
up labt night three miles east of this
Tornado in Illinois.
the taxable vai«
the First National
from $109 per share to ?130.
w)ll b(1 reqUired
National bank shareholders
to pay assessment on
share8 at a
cent increase," which would he $BOO/V':j
W. Lewis and T. H. Pickler took
sue with the committee, and urged
that the board allow the proposed In
crease of $900,000 stand. The boayd
was shown that the Morrell plant, if
the proposed increase would stanA,
was being assessed out of proportion
to all other increases, and the matter
of gradual increases, instead of great
leaps, was referred to. When the mat-
nroatlM the board
place by two highwaymen. The rob
bers cut the engine and one mail car
from the train and shot twice fit the
fireman, ordering him from the engine
and put a revolver to Engineer WTiit
telsey's head and compelled 4Jiim to
run the engine ahead. The booty was
registered mail, but how much is not
known. Posses have started in pursuit |^oTtoTihOoTon^"the
of the robbers.
Carmi, 111., April 30. A tornado
swept over Teaxas City, 32 miles south
of here, this morning, killing four per
sons and Injuring several more. (Continued on Page 8.)
value of $160 in-
the Iowa National
th0 board reiatlve
to an ad«
justment of the proposed increase oa
Shoots a Girl. Frank Mclntire, F. W. Simmons and
Oskaloosa, April 30 (Special) Frank von Schrader. The gentlemen
In a neighborhood quarrel Albert Kin- asked the board to consider carefully
ney ruehed to the defense of her the magnitude of the Morrell plast
mother with a rifle and aimed at Jesse and what it means to the city, and.
Harlan, who was about to assault the their opinion was that a hundred par
elderly woman. Mrs. Kinney
nf tho^tw ^.
the increase being to $650,000, tha
real estate standing as assessed by
the assessor and the increase being
wholly on the personal properties.
The same action was taken reiatlve
to the Dain Mfg. Co. increase, which
was left as Assessor Hoxsey placed
it on the real estate and was raised
In considering the objections and
protests made to the various Increases
the board, when a sufficient showing
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