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£M- Vr it: 4 1* PRESIDENT IN SPEECH AT BAN* QUET SAYS UNITED STATES HAS NO THOUGHT Of ^TT^fT ING ANNEXATION. trr«.':ri'?• ucu Panama, Nov, 17.—President Taft's speech at President Arosemena's ban quet last night, was published this morning. His' declaration that the United States has no intention of an nexing Panama has given the live liest satisfaction and Panamans show their appreciation by a display ot great friendliness for Taft and the American government. The president will sal) for home tonight and on his way will write his message to con gress. Mr. Taft's Speech. A«fter an address of oordlal welcome by the Panaman president, Mr. Taft •aid in part: "The birth of the republic of Panama and the peculiar interest which the •United States ha* jtad since that birth In Panama's Welfare and prosperity, have found $ common cause in the construction of the Panama canal. "We are Here to construct, maintain, operate and defend the worlds canal, which runs! through the heart of your country, and you have given us the necessary sovereignty and jurisdiction over the party of your country occu pied by the canal to enable us to do this effectively. We do not wish any further responsibility in respect to your government than is necessary in the carrying out of our purpose to con struct and maintain this canal. "We have guaranteed your integrity as a republic, and for us. to annex ter ritory would be to violate that guar antee, and nothing would justify it on ©ur part so long as Panama performs her part under the treaty. y•:. Make Emphatic Statement. wish 'to make this statement as srophatic as possible, because irre sponsible persons without the slightest foundations in fact have started a ru mor that my visit to the isthmus is for the purpose of promoting annexation. when nothing could be further from 7 the truth. $ "1 am glad to say that there is not the slightest indication or probability that the Panaman people Will ever pursue a policy which would require a change in the present most satisfac tory relations between the two repub lics." S|p As a result of President Taft's visit to the canal zone a new form of gov ernment for the territory is likely to be S Instituted. :it Officials on the ground urged the recommend to congress a single headed government for the zone ^and, full and permanent government control of the waterway and the supply depots. The president's vicit is bearing fruit I In the matter of first-hand information secured which will help him to deal with the problems involved in the construction, maintenance and control tyLthe canal. Down In ~.ulebra Cut. President Taft is gratified over the -results of .his three-days' inspection. Yesterday ne went deep down in the Culebra cut, giving especial attention O. to this, the most difficult part of the construction. Last night President Taft left United States territory to enter Pan ama City, where he was the guest of President Arosemona at a banquet. He I also visited American Minister Daw son, who recently returned from a special mission to Nicaragua, where he assured Provisional President Es- trade of the help of the United States •1 In organizing a new government, of th-3 republic and in solving the finan cial difficulties of the country. May Get Postal Banks. The president was surprised to learn that the zone was not included in the operations of the postal bank law and that some of .the workmen believed Wall street influence had robbed them of the benefit of this legislation. As a result of representations made to him It Is probable that Mr. Taft in his spec ial message to congress will recom mend that provision be made for "the establishment of postal banks In the' tone, where they are much daplred to ip.tyi fS f** V: *Y &V OWN v.s- *-u t4' /v ^M c#re fof enormous deposits of salaries and wages. During the day the resident heard delegations of mechanics and laborer® who are asking increased wages based on iacis&6?s in the United States. Con ditions here, however, differ from those in the United States, as tfae govern ment commissary has been successful 1n preventing the increased ooot in livtaf that has been general else where," It is doubtful that larger wages will be- ja(d in the sone. MISS NIVLING HORMER Y. W, p. A. SECRETARY OF THIS CITY GBT» DMERY- 1 vnn ST' .. Recognizing the mertls of her work. Miss SJmmii Nlvling, formerly secre tary of the Young Women'# Christian asBQClstion but now the secretary of the Keohuk association will' leave Jan uary 1 for Lansing, Miph,, where she Wifrtik* eharge of the work there. The forming Y. W. e. A. has 900 members anfr is one of the largest in Michigan. In speaking of* her promotion the Keokuk Gate City says: /The first of ml. Miss Emmls Nivr 'Ingi ffho* 'or a little over a year has been general secretary of the Young Weman's Christian- association in this -city, leaves for fcanslng, Mich., where she will take up the work Of general secretary in the large associa tion located in that metropolitan city. "This announcement was made to day, and although Miss Nlvling has not fotmally tendered' her resignation, she will do so at the he*t regular beard meeting which comes the first of next month. That Miss Nivling is planning her leave-taking }s a source Pf deepest regret to the members of, the Y. W. C, A, and th? city in general, Who have come to know of her progressive, wide awake methods in handling the affairs of Keokuk's growing association, but it is with congratulations and beet wishes of all that she will enter the work in the northern association. Lansing has a Y. V. A. with a membership of nine, hundred, owns its own building, which is a fine and splendidly equipped structure, and is one of the foremost in the country. There are five secretaries Up the' as sociation and Miss Nlvling Jwlll as-. Sume first place of these. Miss Strong* formerly state secre tary of the Y. W. A., is responsible tot Miss Nivling's transfer. Miss NJv ling came here from Ottumwa. more than a year ago. ..n'i MISS 8CHAFBR IS YOUNG HOSTESS. A pleasant surprise party was given At the home of Miss Irene Schafer corner- -Plum and Cherry streets by her friends in honor of her fourteenth birthday. She was presented with a hand^otpe bracelet and other remem brances. The evening was spent- in games, and music and refreshments were served. Those present were Misses Qrphelia l^iDrew, Mlgnon Baker, Juno Castle, Frieda Neff, Lillie Johnson, Helen Fleming, Edna Nelson, Edna packwood Edna Williamson, Blanch^ Courtney, Grace Leonard, Bertha Giltner, Ethel McGuire, Veola Stewart, Jtuth Zaubitzer, Mercedes Marquis, Nellie Jones, Francis Ma loney, Recie ftahn, Euth Peterson, Alice McDermott and Gertrude Bohafer and Messrs. Edward Healy, Charles Reece, John Healy, Dale Heinzman, George Snooks, Gerhardt Fleming. William Veech, William Baker, Phillip Gunder and Harold Schafer. ,j -—I o- u- Life-long Bondage to dyspepsia, liver complaints and kid ney troubles is needless. Electric Bit ters la the guaranteed remedy. 50c, F. B. Clark. N€W RIVER-TO-RIVER ROAD,. Highway in Lower Tier of Counties Along Keokuk and West *.ern Planned,"' Smc J%e". Creston, Nov. 17.—(Special) —A pew river-to-river road parallel the Keokuk and Western railroad from Keokuk to Nebraska is being agitated by the cities in southern counties of the state. Work in th& way of map ping the preliminary route has al ready been started. Larger cities are enthusiastic over the project and the read will probably he called the "Oorn Belt Rlver-to-river Road." M-E-A^T ii.ffif J'!»" I iy r* -ft A.<p></p>DOWN .•s^i v. -r' .• -a am W ft v' 7?urr* Vs! BOARD FINISHES CANVASS OF VOTES CAST NOVEM BER 9 COMPLETED BY SUPERVISORS. r?* LEADS CURRAN Democratic Candidate for Treasurer State Carrie* County Over «i or row-—Glenn Lead* on County Ticket |'*s The official canvass b$ tb« board of supervisors pf the votes cast in Wa pello county November 8. has been completed and this morning the re port of the auditor was made to the state officials. Minor changes in the figures here and there yrsre found necessary, hut no njaterial change in the vote was made necessary by the ^ount. The complete ballot beginning with the governor and down to the supervisors on the county ticket is shown in a report compiled' in which the parties range in the following or der: Republican, democrat, socialist and. prohibition. The biggwt vpto polled by any of the state candidates is'that of James V, Curran who over tops- his opponent W. W. Marrow by iilM. Governor Carroll carried the county by 166, while C. E Walters beat Senator G. Copson by 486. Dan Hamilton carried tho county by 108 plurality oviar Congressman N. B. Ken dall. The pluralities oh the cmnty ticket were led by Henry Glenn with 1,387. The official count follows: For Governor. B. F. Carroll 8*08 Claude R. Porter 3443 John M. Work 615 A. MaoEachron »4 Carroll's plurality 165 For Lieutenant Governor. George W. Clarke ............ Parley Sheldon .....,v........ John B. Walton .............. M. M. Dickson Clarke's plurality For eeretsry of State. W. C. Hajrwwd .3532 A 3 1 5 •, 490 Byron E. Yputz Hayward's plurality 367 For Auditor of 8tate. John L. Bleakly 3516 John W. Blake 3164 Fred Jensen .. .i 481 W. P. Sopber .................. 74 Bleakly's plurality 352 For Treaaurer ef State. W W or 2 8 0 0 James V. Curran ...'............ 3996 John Kent 1.". V.. ^, 451 p/ Khutson' r."v...... -, .V) 66 Curran's*plurality ,............. 1196 For Attorney General. George Cosson 3207 C. E, Walters .3492 T,F. Willis ... •.... y# ^4 Walter's plurality ."^85 Superintendent of Public Instruction. A. M. Deyoe ». 3442 H. A- Mitchell ...3199 Emil R. Nolte 482 B. W. Ayres 80 Deyoe's plurality 243 For Judaea of 8upreme Court. Horace E. Deemer A. Van Wagenen C. i£, Cohoon H. F^ Johns Deemer's plurality .... William D. Evans P. B. Wolfe W. H. Lyon William Orr j'y\ li: i" "l DOWN -r*" M-:« Vv)i 4, Ot^r attention hns boeti called to the fact. The big packers are re ducing the price of meat. This means cheap meat for Thanksgiving dinner. BE READY FOR IT. Roasters, Carvers, Bake Dishes, Cof fee Percolators, everything necessary to prepare and serve an ele garit dinner. SEE OUR WEST WINDOW. If it is not in the window ask for if. 114 East Main Street Evan's plurality 324 For Clerk of Supreme Court. Burgess W. Garrett 3459 Robert Van Boskirk ....3151 George H. Schuett 479 W. A. Piper 73 Garrett's plurality 308 For, Reporter of Supreme Court. Wendell W. Cornwall .3480 George Haroagel 3141 Emma W. Popejoy 476 Anna M. Edwortiiy .......... 75 Cornwall's plurality 289 For Railroad Commissioner. David J. Palmer 3576 -n Jf & DOWN Hardware Company t.fa .Sarn wriaaaiiifttrfirtfftiatifTIT iTfi-wnihaMWrwririiii OTTUMWA OCtTttllH *i*W |&H tf/f-i '"'t 4 /.*'*\ •i tf 1 yv V, «r%/ -$'.s V1 uM 4 »,*,?' fear? f.?T\ For State Senator. Chester W, Whitmore 3260 John F. Webber 3397 James McOahey 443 Webber's plurality 137 For Mate Representative. Frank Shane -.3870 James W. Reed 8383 George W. Morrill 436 Shane's plurality. ....... For Auditor. Oeprge A. Wilson ....... James F. Stevens George f. D&Wson ...-•. VX i.S*n --t-f I ii 1 1k-' W( 1?» Jy if* „»\f- 4 I f-" A Walter Dewey ........ Pearl J. Philabaum ....... H. R. Bradshaw Clifford Thome Nixon P. Jones Bert Vilae Charles E. Sinclair ........ ..3484 ..3160 W 4. fr (tfj i1. 4 I s:? ..3684 .v. 460 .. 71 ..2942s ..3015 .. 462 72 For Repreaentatlve In Congress. N. B. Kendall (..." ....... 87 .......3316 .......3418 435 v~in »,t Steven's pluralityv. For Treasurer. B. L. Peterson Henry Glean H. A. Warren 102 .......2706 ..4093 421 Glenn's pluarllty 1387 For Clerk District Court. F. T. Lynch 3366 George Phillips -3435 Leroy Christie e.« 401' 69 JtV philllps' plurality .... For Sheriff. 3% H. Cremer William B. Knox C. P. Pool i^&fi 2879 ..3926 483 Knox's plurality For Recorder. L. I* Swenson Lawrence B. Cawley j. M. Winn r.. Cawley's plurality For County Attorney. Lloyd L. !D»ke '.. Daniel F. Steck .. W 1046 ...3274 ...3474 ... 391 2 0 0 ...2789 ...4077 Stock's plurality 1288 For County Superintendent Winifred Hughes 3141 Elizabeth Burgess 35R0 S. S. Menefee 424 Burgess's oluifality 439 For Surveyor. W. C. Wyuian 3227 Samuel H. Burton 3665 James Nevln 437 Burton plurality 128 For County Coroner. Dr. A. W. 8!*Ught .....3453 Dr. J. W. Blerfck 3261 WH *m -u*J &•>!$**( h, ^4* over allcompetitors •s 4 -4 p.*" George Chadwlok ... 3360 Daniel W. Hamilton 3468 W. C. Minick '.I 405 P. M. Barrett' 48 Hamilton's plurality 108 For feid£ea of District Court. D. M. Anderson 3580 L. T. Richmond 3012 F. W. Blchelberger 35fi4 Gorwln W. 8tuart 2863 P..M. Hunter 3459 Robert R. McBeth 2883 C. W. Vermilion 3375 J. J. Smith ^...SGSS Slaught's plurality 192 For County Supervisor. A. W. Roberts ^268 J. W. Hall 3409 H. Grimes ... 438 Hall's plurality 141 For County Supervisor. J. R. Stodghill 3426 J. H. Mullaney 3237 Andrew Johnson 431 Stodghill's plurality ^... 189 For County Supervisor. Sidney D. Baker ....3356 H. D. Patterson 3416 Patterson's plurality 60 Mr. Otto Paul. Milwaukee, Wis., says Foley's Honey and Tar is 'still more than the best. He writes us. "All those that bought it think *it is the best for coughs end colds they ever had and I think It is still more than ttje best. Our baby had a bad cold and it cured him in one day. Please accept thanks." —Clark's Pn^ Store: Owl Drugstore, NO DECISION ON CONTEST Although Count Showed Murphy Ga»*i v.'A «d on Haugen Boxes May ty. Not be Opened. Mason Ctiy, Nov. 17.—(Special.)—A long- distance message from Chairman O'Connor at New Hampton brings the. Information that as yet no decision has been reached In regard to con testing the election ?f Congressman Haugen by D. D. Murphy. His gains apparent at this time are fifty from Allamakee, thirty In the third ward in Charles City and twelve in Worth which reduced HaUgen's majority to about 143. One or two of the counties report that in certain precincts when the ballots were defective the judges threw them on the floor instead of re turning them to the auditor. ATTEMPTS SUICIDE W"'*TB ... 7 I *m (MODEL 10 VISIBLE) Resi* Noah Carson, Keokuk County dsnt Cuts Throat at Oa-, aj UliNS kaloosa. Oskaloosa, Nov. 17.—(Special.)— Noah Carson, aged 46, claming to be a resident of Keokuk county, while in-? sane attempted suicide last night by cutting his throat with a penknife. He will Tecover. He says that he attempt ed to take his own life once before by taking laudunum but failed. &3ute£ 'J DEMAREST SETS RECORD. Runs 312 at 18.2, Making New Mark f-c V-f,'!?*" -.*• «""for a Praotiee j# -i jl Match. Chicago, Hfov. 17.—Calvin Demarest made a new practice record of 312 at 18- 2 at Mussey's. The best previous mark in practice or tonrnament play was S07, made by Willie Hoppe in 1908. Demarest leaves this afteroon for New York where he will play dally with George Slosson, who Is getting ready for his match on December 2 with Willie Hoppe for the 18-1 champion ship. The second of the local series in the three cushion tournament of the Na tional Billiard .League will start to night at Mussey's, when Vincent Botto of St Loum will play Stanley Kandul of Chicago. r/ ThcSmithPremier Typewriter CompanfeSyiaguse. N.Y Branchei Ejgfywhere. 5'i 19th and Douglas Sts^ Omaha, '*"»J fc- A» ..K IKIPrtir'iiaki Ob ,ii .«k .• s». *£l3»T W *3 v4 Washington, D. C., Nov. 17.—Secre tary Wilson and Dr. Harvey W. Wiley, chief of the bureau of chemistry, both talked today about tho all absorbing question, Just now, the decrease in price of food products. To an extent Dr. Wiley took issue with Secretary Wilson. vf-y, r* r' *!r*W fr* The secretary' said the announced reduction in prices was abnormal andi., not permanent. He thought It was duOfthree to the fact that drought in the cattle raising country had Increased the rfrlee of hay and thus caused a flood of cattle on the Chicago market, along with the fact that a big corn crop would tend to lower prices by en abling farmers to feed more freely. But Dr. Wiley said flatly that such decreases as there had been was due to manipulation by big interests.^ •'The interests have temporarily loosened their hold on our throats in order to get a fresh grip," said Dr. Wiley. The same interests that manipulated the market upward are now trying to manipulate it downward. "The so-called reduction In prices is fictitious. If you disagree with that statement go to the markets and you will get verifications. The Interests in Chicago will not permit Washington markets to sell below certain fixed prices. If the keeper of a market does sell below these fixed prices, he is cut off from "the list. "The Interests are trying to drive some one from cover. When they suc ceed in their purpose, prices will go up again." Butohers Challenge Packers. Chicago. Nov. 17.—"If we can be assured by the packers at any time, not in newspaper Interviews, but in contracts signed by them with us, that thev will reduce the price of meats a certain amount and keep them reduced for a period of, say, three months, we will be glad to make corresponding reductions to our customers." This was the challenge hurled at J. Ogden Armour, Charlea W. Armour, Edward Cudahy, and other "meat lords" who have talked extensively In the last few days on the reduction of the price of meat, by the central body ot the United Master Butchers of Chi cago, In regular -meeting assemled last night. Facts and figures from the day's ex perience at the stock yards and in the butcher shop, tales of Impositions practiced by the big packers on the re tailers, were cited by the angry butch ers to show that they are ddtng the best they can for their customers, and that the stories circulated by the pack ers have not been circulated in good faith. It was intimated that the humble retailer was to be made the goat In an attempt to curry popular favor In view of Impending federal prosecu tions. SATURDAY, Noverrfter W, WflJ. $'to \«&A »VM#' 4^ .'"-4s /'V' r. s«V#5f "fl, .cm .... ... SKEPTICAL AS TO DROP IN PRICES SECRETARY WILSON AND CHIEF CHEMIST WILEY GIVE VIEWS ON SUBJECT, 1 1 .. .. •*r ¥& 4* r'*1* *1 A MONTANACENSUS FRAUD DISCLOSED GREAT FALUS SHOWS LOSS IN STEAD OF QAIN CALIFORNIA ^.-'x CITIES GROWING. Was&lngton, D. C., Nov. lT.^—Th'i population of Great Palls, Mont., is 13,948, a decrease of 982 ccmparod with 14,930 In 1900, Director Durand said the Great Falls returns as originally received showed a total of 23,324, or VJ76 ^ore than the correct count. Tha directojr at tributes the attempted padding, to of twelve enumerators of the city, 60 per c?nt ^)f whose returns, be says, were fraudulent. The three men were arral*n«id anil two of them sent to jalt for twentv four hours and fined $160 each, while the third was in prison for forty-eight hours and fined 9200. Durand says the increases were obtained largely by taking the names of transient visitors, which were placed in the hands of the enumerators by private individuals. The returns *how decrease ifhm the figures of J900 of 912, hot "Mr. Durand contends that as titer's was fraud in the 1900 census there has been an actual growth. Big Gain By California Cities. Other population statistic* made public are: City— 1910 1900 Pjr ct. Oakland, Cal... .150.1T4 66.960 124.3 Berkeley 40,434 13,214 206.0 Alameda 23,388. 6,919 20.6 Frisco Has 416,*12,' Qaln pf 74,180. The population of San Ftanolaoo ir 416,912. This is an ln«reaa« ofT4.iS0, or 21.6 per cent, orer S42JS2 In l900. .. It ,'ii Iff fg 1 VAUGHN TRIAL DELAYED Case of Misaouri Woman CIijmm4 with Murder G«e« OvwTT? Until Os*n*srv. -J Lancaster, Mo., Nov, }.7.-^(Ap«d»I) —A ruling wa# made on th« mo()oo to postpone the trial of Sir*. J. T. vsustin on the charge of murdering h^r hna hand, the lata Professor Taush ot the State Normal school. Tfa} flrat case has been set tor final disposition and trial on the first Monday in September. Court .has taken a BQM!«1 adjourn nsent until thit tim«. MISTOOK ACID FOR WHISKY. Nevada, Nor. lT.—Taklng fro» his pocket a bottle of what he supposed to be whisky and drinking of Its con twits, only to learn that it was oajrbelic add, was the unfewrtunate mistake at Hartin Nelson, 23 years old. ton ot Toblaa Nel son, a well know retired farmer of Ro land. The young man died from the ef fects of the poison within tew mo ments despite the efforts of the attend ing physician.