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JVELL KNOWN CLOTHIER IS ELECTED TO SUCCEED HIMSELF —FELLOW LODGEMAN GIVEN GRAND TREASURERSHIP. 'V": "V' .'y CLINTON GETS 1911 MEETING OF ORDER OVER FIFTY DELEGATES ARE IN ATTENDANCE AT SESSIONS VISITORS WERE GUESTS OF OMIKRON COUNCIL LAST NIGHT Honors were accorded to two Ottum wans by the Royal Arcanum of Iowa which Is meeting in grand council here by the re-election of James K. Dysart to the highest office of the grand council, that of grand regent, and George J. Pickett to the office of grand treasurer, the fourth highest office In the grand council. Mr. Pickett succeeds A. E. Brock of Fidelity coun cil No. 156 of Council Bluffs. Both Mr. Dysart and Mr. Pickett are active workers in Oinikron council No. 1215 of Ottumwa and the distinction of being elected to the high offices comes as a fitting testimonial to their work. Mr. Pickett held the office of grand warden in the grand council during the year 1909. The election of officers for the ensuing year was made at this morning's sesison of the convention. Charles M. Dickson, of Sioux Council No. 1808 of Sioux City, past grand re gent was elected representative to the supreme council meeting. B. F. Stret ton of Iowa council No. 1197 of Des Moines was elected alternate dele gate. 3, N. LaBarre of Golden coun cil No. 380 of Waterloo was re-elected grand "vice regent. W. E. McConnell of Fidelity council No. 156 of Council Bluffs, grand orator was elected to suc ceed himself. The other officers elect-. Bd were: Grand secretary—H. A. Snyder, Wa terloo. Grand chaplain—G. A. Fairly, Des Moines. Grand guide—J. R. Price, Albia. Grand warden—Thomas H. Zook, Al bia. Grand sentry—H. A. Minot, Clinton. Grand trustees—A. Hartung, Des Moines A. T. Cooper, Cedar Rapids E. M. Majors, Keokuk. Member finance committee—H. B. Somers, Ottumwa. Member committee on laws—E. VV. Woodruff, Des Moines. Committee on literature—L. R. Dohs Ft. Dodge B. F. Stretton, Des Moines and C. A. Reno, Council Bluffs. Grand Secretary Snyder was the other officer elected to '"Succeed him self,. while several members of the various committees were re-elected. All of the elections were unanimous. The next meeting of the grand council will be held in Clinton. Dysart In Chair. discussed at the afternoon session. Session Opened Yesterday. The council opened late yesterday afternoon and was organized for the regular council meeting which opened this morning. Grand Regent J. K. Dysart of Ottumwa, Grand Vice Re gent J. N. La Barre of Waterloo, Grand Orator W. E. McConnell of Council Bluffs, Past Grand Regent Charles Dickson of Sioux City, Charles fiioux'city, 1 Tn PICKET! ARE ELECTED !0 HIGH OFFICES IN ROYAL ARCANUM The sessions of the grand council which Is being held at the A. O. U. W. hall on West Main street is being pre sided over by Grand Regent James K. Dysart of this city. The morning ses sion was taken up in the hearing and the approving the reports of the var ious committees. A part of the after noon will be devoted to the discussion of the age limit. Representatives in attendance at the grand council are di vided in the lowering of the age limit and this promises to be an interesting part of the meeting. Those in favor of It declare that they are in the ma jority and it is more than likely that the Iowa grand council will take offi cial action and instruct its delegates to the supreme council to vote in favor of the measure if it comes up at the supreme council. Over fifty delegates are in attendance, and the convention is one of the best In the history of the Royal Arcanum of Iowa. Supreme Council Representative John Riley of Chicago Is in attendance at the con vention and is taking an active part In the meeting. State Medical Ex aminer Tiffany of George Greene council No. 556 of Cedar Rapids, ar rived late this afternoon. Other im- -r— .. portant matters of interest to. the hat blew off and he stepped on the hub Royal Arcanum of Iowa will also be SkKS'I .J. The Popular Grand Regent of Arcanums ixt&v I' S GRAND REGENT. J. K. DYSART. The honor paid James K. Dysart in his re-election to the highest office in the gift of the grand council Royal Arcanum in Iowa is indeed sufficient ex pression of his great popularity. Mr. Dysart has served as grand regent during the past year in a highly satisfactory manner and by the voice of the delegates present this morning when he was retained in office shows conclusively that the Royal Arcanum of Iowa desire to follow a good leader, Mr. Dysart has been untiring in his efforts to further the work of the lodge in the state, and his labors have been recognized. ii-V Who Jailer is Shot, Hung and Burned Meridan, Miss., April 13.— Tom O'Neill, a negro, shot and killed Jailer Temple today and was himself killed by officers in a fight in the basement of the jail. A crowd of 2,000 peo ple took the body of O'Neill, who was expiring, carried it to a telephone pole and hanged it. After the body was lowered, they cut the clothing, saturated it with kerosene and set the body on fire. The body was rescued from the mob after the clothing was burned. TO MAKE IMPROVEMENTS Iowa Telephone Company Increases Stock and Will Rebuild Lines In the State. bes Moines April 13.—(Special.) The Iowa Telephone company filed amendment to the articles of incorpo ration with the county recorded today, increasing the capital stock from $4, 000,000 to $10,000,000. The increased capital is to be expended in improving the line in Iowa, particularly the toll lines,- which are now overburdened with business. When the work is fin ished it will include better facilities for the Iowa Evening Press associa tion. FARMEK IS KILLED Christian Tuetsch Gets Foot Caught in Wheel and Horses Run Away— Body Horribly Mangled. Wheatland, April 13.—(Special.) Christian Tuetsch, living three miles south of here, was killed last night while returning home from town. His w^ee» 4 iU/t GET READY ^is foot trrhAAl IhA Tftom rQTl slipped into the wheel the team, ran away and his body was horribly man gled. He was forty years old. ..r PRESBYTERY AT KEOTA Meeting of Iowa City Branch Opens ,? .With Addressses by Moder ator George Doty, rQn'eHnn The M. Dickson of Sioux City, Keota, April 13.—(Special) ine largest in years. City officials, fire and Grand Secretary H. A. Snyder of Wa- Iowa City Presbytery began Its meet- Keota, April terloo Grand Chaplain C. E. Boss of ing here last night and will continue Brotherhood of Engineers will par- Grand Guide G. A. Fairly over until tomorrow. Addresses were ticipate. of £s Moines, Grand Warden George delivered last night by Moderator Geo. H. Doty and President Marquln of Coe Zook of Albia were in college. The sessions this morning j.u. the absence of Grand and this afternoon were devoted to Hobson, deputy sheriff of Clinton coun rpfe-ular hiisirmss. nlosine with the sac- tv. was appointed chief of police by ENUMERATOR THEY WILL BE AFTER YOU FRI DAY WITH A LONG LIST OF QUESTIONS AND TIME CAN BE SAVED BY PREPARING., Be prepared to answer questions— not a few, but many,—because, Friday the census enumerators begin the task of collecting the names of all. Questions concerning nationality, oc cupation, whether an employe or an employer, whether a renter or owner of your home and if owned whether free from encumbrance, etc, will be asKed. This is just a glimpse into the queries of the census man or woman that will call upon you. To help the taker of the census and to also save yourself a great deal of time looking up data when the census-taker calls, you had better paste the following queries in your hat or pin it up in a convenient place: Location— House number. Name of each person whose place of abode on April 15, 1910, was in this family. Relation of this person to head of family. Personal Description— Sex. Color or race. Age at last birthday. Whether single, married, widowed or divorced. Number of years of present mar riage. Mother of how many children—num ber born, number now living. Nativity— Place of birth of each person and parents of each person enumerated. If born in the United States, give state or territory. If of foreign birth give the country. Place of birth of this person. Place of birth of father q£ this per son. Place of birth Qf mothstftff this per son. Year of immigration to the United States. "4W9H: Whether naturalized or alien. •." Whether able to speak English, or, if not, give language spoken. Trade or profession or particular kind of work done by this person. General nature of industry, busi ness, etc., etc., in which this person works. Whether an employer, employe, or working on own account. If an employe whether out of work on April 15 number of weeks out qf work In 1909. Education. Whether able to read. Whether able to write. Attended school any time since Sept. 1, 1909. Ownership of home—' Owned or rented. Owned free of mortgage. Farm or house. Number of farm schedule. Whether a survivor of union or con federate army or navy. Whether blind (both eyes.) Whether deaf and dumb. PROF. W. G. SUMNER IS DEAD. Member of Yale Faculty Succumbs .From Apoplexy—Stricken Sev.eral Months Ago. Englewood, N. J., April 13.— Prof. William G. Sumner of Yale university died here yesterday at the residence of his son,. Graham Sumner. The cause of death was apoplexy, with which Prof. Sumner was stricken sev eral months ago. Prof. Sumner was born in Paterson, N. J., in 1840. He graduated from Yale in 1863 and later studied abroad. He was instructor at Yale from 1864 to 1866, when he was ordained into the Episcopal ministry, preaching in Morristown, N. J., until 1872, when he returned to Yale. Steel Men to Get Increase. Pittsburg, April 13.—An advance in the pay of thousands of employes of the various subsidiary companies of the United States Steel corporation, equal to about 6 per cent, is said to have been practically decided upon. The changes are expected to be prin cipally for laborers and men getting less than $100 a month. }•.•. A Ten-Year-Old Mother. Chicago, April 13.—Officials of the juvenile court yesterday began an in viestigation of the case of Annie Epps, ten years old, who gave birth to a girl baby at the county hospital. It Is reported that mother and child are doing well. A thorough investigation disclosed the fact that the child is only ten years old. Many Will Attend Funaral. Marshalltown, April 18.—(Special)— The funeral of Robert McMaines which W»1 be held pouce tomorrow will be the department, Elks, Masons and will par- Hobson Gets Appointment Clinton, April 13.—(Special.)—T. J. OTTUMWA. WAPELLO COUNTY, lOWA* THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 1910. FROM BRAZIL COMMONER REFERS TO TAFT'S STATEMENT REGARDING GOLD PRODUCTION A3 VINDICATING HIS POSITION. Washington, D. C., April 13.—A let ter from William Jennings Bryan writ ten from Brazil, which will be read to night before the Democrats who at tend the Jefferson day banquets here and at Indianapolis, was made public today. The letter contains the usual anti-trust declarations, but the portion which caused a flurry among politic ians is contained in these paragraphs: "But there is another item of news which has just come to my attention. President Taft, in his Lincoln day speech at New York, February 12, at tributes the present high priced mainly to the increase in the production of gold, and the consequent enlargement of the volume of money. This unex pected endorsement of ou- party prop osition in 1896, when we demanded more money as the only remedy for falling prices, is very gratifying. How valuable that admission would have been to us if it had been made during the campaign of that year when the Republican leaders were denying that the volume of money had any influence on prices, and asserting it did not matter whether we had much money or little, provided it was all good. "We now may consider the quanti tative theory of money established be yond dispute and proceed to the con sideration of other questions. But the president and ,his predecessor have ad mitted the correctness of the Demo cratic position on so many questions that further argument is hardly neces sary on any subject we may now take Judgment against the Republican party by confession." COMET HARD TO FIND Chicago Astronomers Soy It'Is Dim mer Than Star of Sixth ^^i'llrMagnltude. Chicago/ April 13.—Halley's comet was visible yesterday for the first time since March 26, but it was too dim to be Been with a small telescope. The man who stays up all night to see the comet rise at 4 o'clock may as well get his full night of sleep until at least April 20, astronomers say. Even these experts, with the aid of their large telescopes, have failed to discern the comet in the neighborhood of Chi cago. 1 Prof. E. B. Frost and Prof. E. E. Barnard of Yerkes observatory at Will iams Bay, Wis., reported viewing the celestial visitor yesterday and it ap peared without its tail. It was dim mer than a star of the sixth magnitude and it was impossible to photograph it. Prof. Forest R. Moulton of the Uni versity of Chicago issued a word of warning to Chicagoans not to mistake Venus for the comet. "I have been called up by dozens of people who repoi v^d seeing the comet every day for the last two weeks," said he. "What they did see was Venus, the brightest star in the east, which appears near the point at which the comet rises. It will be April 20 before' they can see the comet without a tele scope and a good point of vantage." PORTER A CAIN I DATE'•• Centerville Man Joins Race for the Democratic Nomination for Governor. -v v.v Des Moines, April 13.—Claude R. Porter of Centerville has authorized the announcement that he will be a candidate for the Democratic nomina tion for governor of Iowa at the June primary. It is the understanding among Democrats that Jerry B. Sullivan will not be a candidate. Judge E. G. Moon of Ottumwa and S. H. Bashor of Wa terloo have announced their candidacy but Judge M. B. Wade of Iowa City has declined, positively to consider it. John D. Denison of Dubuque will be in Des Moines today and will then make public his decision as to whether or not he will be a candidate. Judge Wade, also, will be here today, but Mr. Porter said last night that he was going home. BIG SUM FO Y. M. C. A.m~ Twelve-Day Compalgn in Chicago Nets $350,000 Fund Past f-- a Million. Chicago, April 13.—The red hand on the great clock at Monroe and State streets, which day by day has counted the toll of treasure poured into the colfers of the Young Men's Christian association, last night moved up to the figures.350*000, and recorded victory won.- The'4 twelve days' campaign closed with subscriptions aggregating $351, 438 received. Two years ago saw the inauguration of a campaign to raise $1,000,000 $1,182,622 has been secured. Two decords have been estabulshed. Never before has a fund of such pro portions been raised since the organii zation of this institution. Never before has a short whirlwind campaign net ted a proportionate amount. ii 4 'v. inaiOQH JUDGE FEE IS SERIOUSLY ILL CENTERVILLE JURIST IS NOT EX PECTED TO SURVIVE THE DAY. Centerville, April 13,—(Special.) Judge T. M. Fee, one of the best known members of the lowa bench and bar, is lying at the point of death at- his home here and is not expected to survive the day. Judge Fee has been confined to his home here since Sun day, sufferns from heart trouble, but he was not taken seriously ill until to day. Judg Fee, who was once a candi date for a supreme judgeship and served for many years on the district bench, had been recommended for the Centerville postoffice by Senator Cum mins. Col. E. C. Haynes, the present Incumbent, is also a candidate for the place. Judge Fee's wife Is also serious ly lll.-v & ARE HOLDING CONFERENCES 8tandpat and Progressive Republicans, Democrats and Prohibitionists Meet in Des Moines. Des Moines, April 13.—(Special,) Four political conferences are being held here today. Standpatters are here planning Governor's Carroll's an nouncement for re-election -to be is sued soon. Progressives are here work ing up the Garst campaign and many Democrats are at Savery with John Denison of Dubuque urging him to run for governor. The Prohibitionist lead ers are considering the plans of J. J. Hamilton for the re-submission of the prohibtion amendment. He will re ceive $5,000 a year and make a fight in every legislative district. BEN HITTLE SUICIDES. Son of Early Sioux City Pioneer Ends Own Life by Shooting Self in Temple. Sioux City, April 13.—(Special.)— Ben Hittle committed suicide early this morning by shooting himself in the temple at the "home of his mother. He was the son of the late John Hittle, one of the first settlers of Sioux City who for many years served as city treasurer. Ingwersen Declines to Run. Clinton, April 13—(Special.)—At the reeting of the Clinton county central committee held yesterday afternoon, J. H. Ingwerson stated that his busi ness engagements were such that he could not be a candidate for congress for the second district. M. J. Keefe, present county attorney, is being urged to be a candidate and. may de cide to contest the nomination of Dr. De Armand of Davenport. Plan for Greater Davenport. Davenport, April 13.—(Special.) Five hundred business men at a ban quet last night appointed a Greater Davenport committee. Addresses were delivered by John Lee Mahln and William Boyd, both'of Chicago, who discussed advertising. Joe R. Lane started the financial backing of the committee by offering to give $2,500 for the work. ,v -v Editor Murders Mayor. Morehouse,-Mo., April 13—A political quarrel of three years' standing termi nated in a tragedy yesterday, when Claude B. Hay, editor of the More house Hustler, shot and killed Dr. L. W. Hart, mayor of Morehouse, on the main thoroughfare of the town. Hay was arrested and taken to jail at New Madrid, the county seat. Old Man Found Dead. Des Moines, April 13.— (Special.)— John Barges aged sixty-five, was found dead in bed this morning. His son, the only support of the age$ man and the son's wife and the family of children died recently. IS#! 4"j2E Two Women on Commission to Investigate Divorce Problem TT H. J. TENNANT. LADY FRANCES BALFOUR, MRS. ^London, April 13.—The royal commission when sitting at Winchester house considering the divorce question had among its members two ladles of national renown, Lady Frances Balfour, who is much Interested in social work, and Mrs. H. J. Tennant, formerly superintending inspector of factor ies. The balance of the commission Is made up of men and includes many of England's most capable lawyers, judges and clergymen. It was deemed proper that ladies should be on the commission to represent their side of the investigation. Many points of vital importance have been raised and it is evident that many more remain to be discussed. Especially important is the question of divorce for the poor and to this much attention was paid. The work of this body has aroused much interest and the fact,that two ladies are among its members has given rise to much comment. Sentence of Robin Cooper Reversed by the Supreme Court Nashville, Tenn., April 13.— The supreme court today af firmed the verdict in the case of the State vs. Col.. Cooper and son as to Col. Cooper, but re versed the lower court as to Robin Cooper. Both men had been sentenced by the lower cpurt to serye twenty years for the murder of Senator Car mack in 1908. This afternoon Gov. Patter son pardoned Col. Cooper, who is 65 years old. The pardon coming so soon after the' action of the court, created a sensation. The mat ter is being discussed by ex cited groups of men on the streets. SCALE COMMITTEE MEET William H. Rodgers of Ottumwa Made Chairman—Operators Ask for Change in the 8eale. Is Des Moines, April 13.—(Special)— The joint scale committee of the coal operators and miners today organized by electing W. H. Rodgers of Ottum wa, member of ther national board, chairman. F. P. Love of Des Moines,, of the operators, secretary, and Frank Cameron of Oskaloosa of the miners, assistant secretary. A motion \*ras passed to take up the scale question from April 1 to April 10, when it goes into effect and stands for two years. The operators ask that in the future hand picked coal be placed In the same class as screened coal in sub district No. 1. At the noon adjourn ment this question was still being dis cussed. CAPTAIN DAY DEPOSED Des Moines Policeman Is Succeeded By Ex-Chief Miller—Oth er Changes, r. •A Dea Moines, April 13.—(Special.)— Assistant Chief of Police Ab Day was deposed by the city county today and former chief of police A. G. Miller was elected assistant chief and night cap tain, Robert Brennan was re-elected city solicitor, E. E.' Johnson, chief of detectives. Tom Denholm was re-elect ed sergeant. vr'5^ BRAKEMAN IS KILLED Lloyd Thompson, Great Western ./ Trainman, Meets Horrible' Death at ^Lehigh. Waterloo, April 13.—(SpeciaL)— Lloyd Thompson, aged twenty-five, a brakeman on the Chicago, Great West ern, whose home is at Des Moiens, was crushed while coupling cars at Le high at 5 o'clock this morning. He died an hour later. ,n il FOUND DEAD IN BED Gideon Canfield, a Wealthy Veteran of the Civil War, Passes Away 1 Suddenly at Waterloo Waterloo, April 13.—(Special.)— Gideon Canfield, an old soldier who was committed to' the hospital at In dependenc April 8 was found dead in his bed last night. He was quite wealthy and had had a private attend ant for some time. He owned a farm of 160 acres three miles from Ft Dodge for twenty years and had nevar th :piace- NUMBER 101 FNTIftF iim FORMER PRESIDENT *F*UBLICLN THANKED FORVI8ITTO ITALIAN TOWN AND PLACARDS INVITE HIM TO RETURN SOON. —__ VILF. i-'t LEFT TODAY WITH ff f, KERMIT FOR VENICB TRIP MADE IN 8PECIAL CAR PLACED AT DI8P08AL OF TRAV« ELERS BY GOVERNMENT—PIN* CHOT GOES TO ZURICH. ,r Porlo "wfaurlzio, April lS.^fcoloodl Roosevelt and Kermit Roosevelt left this afternoon for Venice. The former president and his son traveled In a special car placed at their disposal by the government. The mayor placard* ed the town with a proclamation thanking the distinguished American for Ills' visit. Throughout the streets flaming posters bore the message, "Come back soon." An hour before train time the mayor, prefect of po-} lice and city fathers went to the Car- ow villa and escorted the Roosevelt carriage to the station amid a veri table rain of flowers. As the train pulled out Roosevelt stood on the plat form waving his hat, while the infan try band played "The Star Spangled Banner" and the crowds shouted "Long live Roosevelt." Pinehot Leaves for Zurich. After spending the secoQd day with Colonel Roosevelt, the afternoon be* Ing occupied In another long tramp In to the mountains, Glfford Pinehot left for Zurioh ,las£. njght seemingly in a happy state of mind. He still declined to make a statement with rifernde to the result of the conference, but his beaming countenance was as eloquent ., as words. Colonel Roosevelt is evidently not* greatly exercised over the conclusions which may be drawn In the United States from the announcement made today that he has accepted an in vita tion from the former chief forester to address the National Conservation congress at Kansas City this summer, following the heels of, Pinchot's visit. Expects to Be Misunderstood, "My actions are frequently misun-f, derstood," said he, speaking of the matter last evening. Colonel Roose-, velt went on to explain that naturally. his interest In the conservation move ment was In no wise dampened by the trouble in the department. He said that he would have attended the con gress regardless of what had happen' ed during his absence and that in his address -he would not necessarily speak of the past, but of the future. a The business men of Porto Maurizio have seized the occasion of Colonel Roosevelt's presence and the Honorary citizenship conferred upon him, to launch a boom for the town, which they hope will soon become a resort to attract Americans especially. Statement From Vatican. Rome, April 13.—The Vatican has authorized a statement with reference to the call made by Abbott Lawrenc Janssens, secretary of the congrega tion of affairs of religious on Colonel Roosevelt, on the eve of the latter's departure from Rome. Janssens did not find Colonel Roosevelt at home, but left his card, on which he wrote that he! desired to congratulate Col onel Roosevelt for the constant sup port given his order and to the Cath olic church in general ni America dur ing hiB "glorious career" as president, which he hoped would soon be re sumed. The Vatican's statement says: "The holy father has highly disap proved of Father Janssens laltiatlyer towards Colonel Roosevelt, aft cabled through the Associated Press, as this act of his evidently lenda Itself to an interpretation offensive to the holy father. Father Janssens acted through his own impulse, without any authori zation from anyone whatever." The statement further emphasises the Vatican policy, which was that "it did not wish Colonel Roosevelt to bracket the pope with other more or less royal personages he will boast of having hunted with in Europe after his African hunt" Man Buried In Dlteh. Waterloo, April 13.—(Special)—-A Bulgarian workman was buried alive last night in a sewer. Fellow work men dug him out before he was suffo cated. He Is badly bruised and may die. 1 G. H. Ellsworth R•signs. Iowa City, April 13.— SpeciaL)—G. K. Ellsworth, superintendent of main-* tenance and construction of the Uni versity of Iowa for the past year has resigned. The board of education makes no explanation for-the cauae.oQ the action. %-T IM i."