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i! v. i« I: jKi 3 I I 1 mm AFFAIR NEAR CRISISTODAY i£LATIONS BETWEEN TWO COUN TRIES MAY BE BROKEN OFF SHORT AFTER INQUIRIES INTO DEATH OF AMERICANS. WARSHIPS SPEED TO CENTRAL AMERICA SECRETARY KNOX SAY8 FULL REPARATION FOR EXECUTION OF AMERICAN8 WILL BE DE MANDED OF NICARAGUA. Portsmouth, N. H., Nov. 22.— Naval rush orders were received here today In connection with the outfitting of the gunboats Padu cah and Dubuque, both of which have been preparing to return to the Caribbean sea. Newport, R. I., Nov. 22.—The battleship Missouri today received orders to proceed at top speed for New York. Washington, D. C., Nov. 22.—Strain ed now almost to the breaking point, it remains for the next few days, per haps one or two will suffice, to show whether the relations between the United States and Nicaragua are to be snapped off short. Secretary of State Knox himself is authority for the statement that a demand for rep aration will be made upon Nicaragua should inquiries develop that the al legations touching the death of the Americans are well grounded. Late last night the secretary declar ed himself, and the proceedings In the Nicaraguan affair today will doubtless J)e along the line of the prosecution of Inquiries to ascertai nthe truth as to Grace and Cannon. Knox is acting with the full approval of the president and the Anjerlcan warships are speed ing toward Nicaragua. V- A Sunday Night Conference. President Taft approved at a con ference at the White House last night th: drastic recommendations of Sec retary Knox with reference to the Nicaraguan situation. Before the sec retary puts his policy into effect he proposes in order to be absolutely sure of his ground to secure further confor mation of the facts in his possession. The president and he both realize the seriousness of the situation, and they desire to be fortified at every point, bo that no question may be raised in the future as to the propriety of their course. A formal demand for reparation for the death of Groce and Canno will be transmitted to President Zelaya. This demand will be in the nature of an ultimatum. If within a certain length of time which will be specified full and, complete compliance be not made, then measures will be adopted to obtain reparation which the dignity of the United States requires. After the conference Secretary Knox authorized the following statement: "Certain representations of fact which have been made to the state flepartment concerning the Grace anil Cannon case are verified by inquiries that have been made. This govern ment will at once prepare a demand on the Nocaraguan government for reparation for the death of those two men." No Wavering in Policy. 1 Participating in the White house conference last night were the presi dent. Secretary Knox and Henry M. Hoyt, counselor of the state depart ment. The last named has made a thorough inquiry into the policy pur sued by the government upon occas ions in the past when Americans were arrested for taking part in revolutions. The United States has been care/ul to distinguish between maltreatment of Its cttizens who were-not belligerents and those caught with arms in hand. In the case of the two Americans, Cannon and Groce, shot following a court martial before which they were tharged with laying mines in a river, Ihe principal grievance of this govern ment lies in their summary 'execution ind in th® fact that President Zelaya ivas inspired in ordering this action by personal animosity and by his general spirit of anti-Americanism. An event of Importance that trans pired during the day was the dispatch of orders to the transport Buffalo, on duty on the Pacific coast, to sail at once for Panama. The navy depart ment instructions to the commander of the Buffalo were clear and explicit and the vessel was expected to set sail last night from Plchlinque Bay, Cal., after taking on adequate supplies of coal and provisions. May Mean Landing of Marines. This ordering of the Buffalo south on a hurry up schedule is taken to mean that this government is making ready to throw a column of United States marines into Nicaragua for the pro tection of American lives and prop erty. While the 500 marines are scat tered generally over the canal zone, they can be concentrated by means of the railroad quickly at Manama, where there are military stores and supplies. The-Buffalo carries six guns, is of 6,888 tons burden, and engines de velop 3,600 horse power. The vessel will be driven at top speed to Panama, tvhere on its arrival the commander has been instructed to report immedi Uely to Washington. 2,906 Converted at Cedar Rapids Collection $7,015 CLEMINSON GETS ft LIFE SENTENCE CHICAGO DOCTOR BARELY SAVED FROM GALLOWS BY ONE JUROR HANGING OUT. Chicago, Nov. 22.—Dr. Haldane Cleminson was found guilty of the murder of his wife, Nora Jane Clemin son, by a jury in Judge McSurley'a court Saturday night, and his punish ment was fixed at lm'pa-isonment for life. Only one juror stood between the Rogers park physician and the gal lows. The final verdict was reached after the twelve men had deliberated less than three hours and four ballots had been taken. History of the Tragedy. Mrs. Cleminson was found dead in her bed at the family residence, 6823 Wayne avenue, May 30. Her husband telephoned to Dr. Paul Hullhorst "of Rogers Park, and told him that bur glars had entered his home, chloro formed him and his wife and stole a gold watch. Cleminson said that he had been unconscious for several hours, and that when he recovered he found his wife dead. The case was reported' to the police of the Rogers Pary station and an investigation resulted. Burn ed matches and bureau drawers were found on the floor, and $60 the physi cian said he had in his clothing and jewelry were missing. After Dr. Cleminson had been taken to the Alexian Brothers' hospital an investigation of tho burglary story led the police to believe it false. Their •theory was strengthened when physi cians reported that Cleminson was shamming illness. WILL WATERLOO GET 3-1DERTN? LEAGUE MAGNATES IN 8ESSION TODAY IN CHICAGO ON RE- DISTRICTING PLAN. What action the Central association and Three-I league magnates will take In their joint session at the Grand Pa cific hotel In Chicago today is puzzling the fans over the circuit. Will the meeting mean a change in the circuits with the transferring of one or two Central cities for Three-I league cities? What town will be given tho vacant berth in the Central? Waterloo Drops 8uit. It is the belief of those who have taken a close interest in the Central that Waterloo did not drop the suit against the Central because .it had no redress but that it had tentative prom Ises from some of the Central mag nates either to secure her a berth in the Three-I circuit or return the fran chise in the Central. Waterloo will be represented at the Joint meeting in Chicago today and it is almost a cer tainty that she will either get a berth in the Central or neighboring league. Waterloo has hopes of a Three-I league franchise. In fact it has the promise of the Cedar Rapids franchise. Belden Hill now comes along and says he will take a Central franchise and even appears to believe that he can have it for the asking. The Ottumwa club is represented by proxy at the meeting, the vote of this city, being voiced by the Keoukk rep resentatives. CAUGHT BY A CHIMNEY. Burglar Taken and Brick Mason Had to Be Called—Near Death When Arrested. Washington, N. C., Nov. 22.—Slid ing down the chimney in an effort to rob the home of J. H. Davis at an ear ly hour yesterday morning, David Ful ward stuck fast. The burglar's efforts to liberate himself awoke Davis, who telephoned for the police. Though the chimney was razed to the roof and officers and neighbors Worked for an hour, efforts to release the man were in vain and .'.nally. the services of a brick mason were requisitioned and after the mantel and fire place were removed Fulword was taken out more dead than alive. He was locked up pending trial. Hearst Men to Strike. Lead S. D., Nov. 22.—At a special meeting of the Lead City miners union held here last night a resolution was adopted asking the permission of the executive board of the Western Fed eration of Miners to a strike of all employes of the Hgmestake Mining company, W. R, Hearst's mine. 183 RESCUED 4 Cedar Rapids, Nov. 22.—(Spe cial)—The Sunday evengelistlc campaign in Cedar Rapid's clos ed last night Tonight there will be a sacred concert as it the practice at the close of these meetings. There were 308 conversions yesterdav, bringing the total up to 2,906. The free will offering to Mr. Sunday was $7,015. BURNS AT SEA PASSENGERS AND CREW OF ST. CROIX SAVED AFTER THRILL ING BATTLE WITH WAVES FIRST REPORTED LOST. Los Angeles, Nov. 22.—One hundred and eighty-three passengers of the steamer St. Croix, who spent, all Sat urday night on a desolate beach after their timely escape from the burning vessel, have arrived here. Captain Warner stated that the fire started somewhere in the second cabin. No one could guess, he said, how it origi nated. No one was willed but six were injured. Reports sent out from here Saturday night that the 450 passengers and crew of the steamer St. Croix had been lost when the vessel was burned off Point Duma, fourteen miles from here, were proved by later investigation to be in correct. The ship was totally destroyed by explosions and fire, but every one of the 105 passengers and every member of the crew of seventy-eight escaped after a hard bottle with the waves. The steamer Topeka passed the burn ing wreck and approached close enough to see that there was no one 'on board, and, as It was not believed that any small boat could have lived in the rough sea that was running, the Topeka sent out a wireless message that 450 lives had been lost. The shipwrecked people reached a ranch house near the water's edge, and a telephone message from First Officer Hills of the St. Croix ended anxiety by stating that all were safe. Endure Heavy Hardship. Famished, nearly exhausted and many wearing borrowed clothes, all were brought here from Santa Mon ica by trolley after the police depart ment and resident? of that city had furnished food that broke a fast that for some had stretched through thlr ty-six hours. The survivors had walk ed, ridden and made their way to Santa Monica as best they could from the isolated landing place. OUTRAGES SHRINE GOES MAD. Inhabitants of Potenza Are Convinced a Miracle Was Performed and Are Flocking in Pilgrimage There. Rome, Nov. 22.—An anti-clerical butcher at Potenza outraged the shrine of the Madonna and forced his dog to lick the image. The butch'er fell senseless and as Bumedf the rigidity of death. He was taken to a hospital where he recover ed, but he was mad., He barks like a dog. The inhabitants of Potehza are con vinced that a miracle was performed and are flocking In pilgrimage to the shrine, where solemn functions in reparation of the outrage are being held. MRS. J. M. BOLTON IS DEAD Sister of Lafayette Young Succumbs at Washington—Interment Will Be at Des Moines. Washington, D. C., Nov. Airs. J. M. Bolton, youngest sister of Mrs. Lafayette Young of Des Moines, d'n.l at her home near this city' Sunday afternoon after an illness of five months, from ulceration of the liver and a complication of diseases. Mrs. Bolton formerly lived in Sioux City, but has been here for a number of years, her husband being employed in the postofflce department. After services here today, the re mains will be taken to Des Moines there. etakend ver« 10 DISSOLVE SAYS LAWYER HEAD ATTORNEY FOR OIL COM PANY DECLARES COURT HAS SIMPLY ORDERED STOCK DIS TRIBUTION WILL APPEAL. New York, Nov. 22.—Mortimer F. Elliott, general counsel for the Stan ard Oil company, said yesterday in commenting for the first time on the decision against the company handed down by the United States circuit court at St. Paul: "I have seen what purports to be the text of the decree handed down by the United States circuit court Saturday The company will take an appeal im mediately to the United States su preme court and will cheerfully abide by the verdict of the highest court iu the land, whatever that may be. "Arguments in this case began last April and we are glad to have reached an opinion. I do not mean that we are pleased with the opinion itself, but that we are glad to get it, whatever its nature. "The decree does not order a dis solution of .the Standard Oil company. That is a misunderstanding. What the decree orders, as I now understand it, is that the company shall distribute among its stockholders, of whom there are approximately 5,000, its holdings in the stock of subsidiary companies. This distribution, I further under stand, is ordered to be effected on a pro rata basis of apportionment. That is to say, the heaviest holders of Stan dard Oil stock would receive a propor tional number of shares in the stock of subsidiary companies." Mr. Elliott wa sasked what course the company would adopt if the ver dict of the lower court should be up held in the higher court. "That," he said, "is something I shall be better prepared to discuss when I have seen the opinion by which the United States circuit'court jnstiflf"} its ffteci'et." yf Practical Effect Not Expected. Henry Woolman, who represented the attorney general Missouri In that state's suit against the Standard Oil company and conducted the examina tion of New York officers of the com pany, takes a view similar to that ex pressed by Mr. Elliott. He sums up the situation as a theoretical victory." I cannot see," he said, "that any practical effect is to be expected. It seems as if the best the government can do Is to order the sale of the prop erty and In that case the money of course, goes to the present stockhold ers in some from or another. There is no confiscation, no punishment, as there would be in the case of criminal proceedings with the imposition of a big fine. Wade Ellis Explains Ruling. Woshington, Nov. 22—Home im portant to the government is the fact that t.he Standard Oil decision render ed Saturday establishes the proposi tion that a combination which exists by means of a corporation owning the stock of other companies Is a viola tion of the terms of the Shermaji anti tr list act. Wade H. Ellis, assistant attorney general, said last night that the law says such an agreement is contrary to its propositions' and the decision holds that stock ownership is an agreement. 'The taking of stock of a parent company," Mr. Ellis said, "is the im portant part of t'.ifc law upon wulch this decision bears. It has gone a step farther than the control of prices. Under it stock ownership is held to be a combination in restraint of trade." SORROWFUL SUNDAY SCENE IN STRICKEN MINING TOWN All day long tolling of church bells resounded in Cherry and Spring Valley. Eighteen, bodies were interred Sunday in a field south of the town. At the mine a dozen coffined victims remaned awaiting removal while a score of caskets were piled nearby for the bodies which are to come awaiting to hfvTC bodies held outslde the ^4-.. o.v.V CQUNTY, tQWA, TUESDAY, ypYEMBEB 23, 1909 msm FIRE AT OSKALOOSA Two Business Houses Destroyed and Others Damaged Very Little Insurance. Oskaloosa, Nov. .22.—(Special)—The Ollle Kather fruit store and the Frank Fitzgerald panta.torium were com pletely destroyed and the Thomas and Holmes Agricultural Implement house and the Red men's hall were seriously damagud by fire last night. The loss is 1 $5,000 with little insurance. churches. in which Coroner, Malm deemed it inadvisable 4* ,, A i, 9 *»J, SSr-fiiJe 1. ^Jllil|!flih[|j,)|i# miiljW'uu First Photos of The Monorail Car at Its Recent Tryout in England t****************** These are the first photographs to reach America of Louis Brennans monorail gyroscope, upon which the British government is to spend $500,000 In establishing an absolutely new method of trana ,p9rtatioj& ,A. car tWiy. fefet in length,, Jja*ring fifty persons, was tMeii out sat Cummingham, England, a few days jigo, and these pic tures of the machine and its inventor, who also lnventer the Brennan torpedo, were taken on that occasion. At the try-out of the car two gyroscopes, spinning at the rate of 2,000 revolutions a minute were used to balance the vehicle and held it to the monorail as perfect.lv as if the car had been running on an ordinary railway track The principle is the same as a spinning top, the rapid revolutions of which prevent It from falling over. It is believed that the car can j. JOHN JACOB ASTOR'8 YACHT STILL MISSING Key '.Vest, Fla., Nov. 22.— Mystery still surrounds theu whereabouts of the yacht Nour mahal, with John Jacob Astor and party aboard. The report that the vessel was at San Juan has been proved untrue. ,• I0WAN IS NAMED ISSION PRESIDENT URtCK OF STATE FED ERATION TO SETTLE ELEC- TRICAL MEN'S ROW. ofTr°™m' N°tI' 22. With the selection it to amalgamation of the two warring fne tions of the electrical workers thf eon- rabr °1',0/ the noon American- federation union, Bloomlngton, 0f !ate Saturday after- ,W A he committee. of which Presi ernLt' Ur,ck 0f the 10"a State fed- eration is a member was eiven th« hnfh61" to f.make lts naUonal"^hi decision binding on t0 H1® Pr°Posfi 5 amalga- matlon. This action was taken after the charter of the Iowa Htate Kedera ri'oio resl°rod eommrnoA8were and the" Iowa Bt3, The of the committee named as follows: v.of Indi£»iapDlis of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and oJ^T'"am^ 'iy Prosldcnt McNulty of the recognized faction of electrical iowaersta£' v" ,iUrl*!C' PrG8'dent of the xowa State federation of Labor se lected by President Reld of the acrl cultural workers, and ifohn p. Frey ed anclnnntl6 Ir°n Mou'der's Journal'of Cincinnati, approved by President Gompers. The committee will calf a convention of the two factions Within List of Officers Electcd. tV11 ",st of offlcers elected at thf convention is as foflows: Following are the officers elected and their affiliations: ™PJlSl.dent.~Samu(i Gompers, Cigar makers union, Washington, Secretary—Frank Morrison. Typo graphical union, Washington, I). C. „J^a"U,rer-J"hT1 B- Lennon, Tailors' 111. Vice presidents—First, Jas. Duncan. Granite Cutters' union Quiftcy Mass second^ John Mitchell. Civic federation, New York third. James O'Connell, machines' union, Washington, fourth, D. A. Hayes, Glass Rottie Blowers union, Philadelphia fifth W illiam D. Huber United Brotherhood or Carpenters and. Joiners, Indianap olis sixth, Joseph F. Valentine. Iron Moulders' union, Cincinnati seventh. John R. Alpine, Plumbers' union, Chi cago: eighth. Henr^ B. Perham Or- Louls Railroad Telegraphers. St The vice presidents, with President Gompers, Secretary Morrison and Treasurer Lennon comprise the exe cutlve council. Congressman W. B. Wilson of Pennsylvania and Thomas v. O Connor of Buffalo were elected fraternal delegates to the British trades union congress, and John Manning of Troy, N. Y., to the Can adian congress. Eighth Vice President Perham was elected to succeed the late Vice President Max Morris of Denver, Perham having been appoint aaro to fill the vacancy. TSrUlVfBEE 41 AFTER TWENTY WERE RESCUEDf HOPES OF SEARCHERS WERJS BLASTED REPORT THAT MOHB WERE FOUND PROVED UNTBU8 EXPLORERS STILL AT RESCUE WORK FACT THAT NO DEAD BODIES WERE FOUND IN EA8T GAL. LERY LEADS TO HOPE THATi MORE LIVE A MOTHER DIBS.-^ Cherry, nL, Nov. 22.—Two exploring parties today found Indications whictai leafl them to believe there are a largsl number of living men still In the mlny Searchers at 3 a. m. were unable to pass far into the galleries, and their hope springs from the fact that whero^ they expected to find a large number* of dead, none were found. Nearly two hundred men are still unaccounted fow dead or alive. Their bodies have not1 been found, nor, of course, hare they been seen alive. Rumors of hearing signals from livn ing miners from the e^st gallery spread about town today and were promptly discredited by mine officials, No indication save the absence of dea| from the oast gallery has pointed t.a the existence of other living metu Several interments took place today. Dr. L. D. Mowe viBited today all th« survivors taken from the mine Sat» urday and reported the gradtmllji! working toward recovery. Heartbroken Mother Dledi Mrs. Charles Dovan, whose son- stilt rem^Bs In the mine, (lied today oi grief. Saturday Afternoon's Rescue. The gamui. from deepest despair to hysteria of hope was run Saturday,' afternoon when twenty miners, en tombed for a week, were rescued' alive. The suffering and the heroism of their resourceful leaders 1b one The searchers hav.e since Baturda afternoon been trying to dig throng' cave-ins and verify this latter, reporl but no more men have been takeii from the mine alive. Twenty saved, ninety-two kno.. dead and 198 missing was theTrecor3or®. at the St. Paul mine last night. What had proved to be Cherry's real day of thanksgiving ended In at •night of hope deferred, or despair At the end of the day no living mazW or boy had been added to the list at, the. twenty rescued Saturday. Mayor Connolly telegraphed Presi dent Taft at Washington last nightl that twenty men had been rescued.an that 150 were believed to. be alivi Each hour that passes now 1s Iooke^ upon by the watchers as making th« chance of escape less. "The men they brought up coifld not have lived more than a few hours longer," said a despairing woman. "I£ they don't come up today they'll com* up dead." The rescuers worked as if this was their belief. The fire in the second level was forced back and early in tha afternoon the workers could pass itJ The black damp in the east gallery was the obstacle that proved unsur*1 mountable to the men. Through It the bodies of thirty-eeveu, men could be seen. Preparations for' the taking out of the thirty-sevenl bodies visible to the explorers were] rushed when the morbid crowd about the mine had thinned. That the bodies might have been, taken up earlier was admitted byj those in charge of the work but theiH thought of the scenes that would havai followed. Story of George Subacus. In a little four-room cottage "threm doors from Liberty stable across thrf street," Mrs. Geo. Subacus became th? envied of all at nightfall, for her hus-j band of all the rescued was the first to be taken to his home. Subacus and his! brother John were among the first sur-i vivors to reach the surface. A reporter! ,— .* led by a Lithuanian interpreter, foundl Mrs. Subacus, the happiest woman ia| (Continued on Page 8.) Ji NE I 4 "J fl -s 4 I hiS of the most thrilling stories of the black history of mining disasters. Forty swollen and scorched dead bodies have beeen brought up, and) most of them were Identified Satur* day when the marvelous report shotf through the prostrated community^ "They have found them alive." In a moment the morgue was serted and was scarcely revisited, while, the crowd, insane with the hope which flames from the ashes of des*' pair, rushed to the pit. It took al*i hours to bring the survivors to tha surface. Meanwhile the report spread* that seventy or more were aljve inl the far reach of the mine, cut o® from escape by a bank of black dam-l9m^i between their barricade and tho shaft. I •». 1 A owq Ten doad were brought to the sur face Sunday and thirty-seven mors dead were located in the second, level.' but were not brought upon account ot black damp.