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Ottumwa Daily Courier (Newspaper) - February 13, 1903, Ottumwa, Iowa J O'CLOCK EDITION WEEKLY 54TH OTTUMWA FEBRUARY 13, 1903. EXONERATES VOL. THREE CENTS THE MINERS Attorney Darrow Places of Strike and Goal Famine on KOOM CROWDED Resumes Argument For the Miners This SAYS NEITHER SHOULD BE MASTER Declares That Baer's Figures Are Wrong and Attempts to Show That HIS Proposition Is Denounces Child Feb. 13. With the de- that he believed the strike had been due to the autocratic and stupid spirit of the Clarence the chief counsel for The resumed his argument the coal strike commission this before a. crowded court mem Attorney Darrow contended that the responsibility for the coal lanune rested upon those who had coined the strike and this he was upon the op- said the issue who should be piaster the operators or the I say that neither should be master of Darrow Replies to In his reply to President At- Darrow in his argument before coal strike commission begun afternoon and concluded this said in lino the of ACCUSED OF ABSCONDING J. L IOWA CENTRAL ED IN FEB. L. AN IOWA CENTRAL ACCUSED OF ABSCONDING WITH FUNDS COLLECTED FOR FRANK SCHAFFNER OF AN INJURED WAS ARRESTED IN LAST NIGHT AND REQUISITION PAPERS HAVE BEEN FORWARDED BY THE GOVERNOR FOR HIS RETURN TO Mr. vreeland is the the it appoint this to s this and this after- in the lust hour of this tn in responsible than any other i s commission anil We do exactly which these nine months Why did go to John Mitchell nine ago lie to this commission to IV can do just as yon please about the If you do not ir it is bee you are blind and vint to np it some is to There nor the disposition in it. to destroy the And if si scuts of can they had belter f i few and possibly will know it is hole ancl ipi it Declares Figures the operators have been own accountants as to IB Darrow .il of all this time and 1" is t'i une us or 10 per cent that he savs correctly we will be 11 il Krom the of .MM the whatever 3011 whether the miners knew it or op i out a correct v that would in i single moment when incy t to HIP public Labor child labor question now woik of this commission does not nd of this inl enl of labor in I the people may well it been a failure up in the state of is money iu it and the of are dependent presidents were book before the President States one of them shed the United Mine Workers to their be- ic v these poor babes c la and disobedience to shed tears because 1 Mine were spoiling the o poor and yet he to the earnings of these Hint lie and his family might of There T not so lost to instincts not know loves him is not one that would not run from to the open anus of and they are I he loves Neither HIT doubt that the wolf loves U in tins York who has offered the management of don underground 1! 1.1, j 111 h- md if can do nothing infamy should set StOTi a Refuses Sliding took up sliding made and said that a to show tbat H 11 the one point raised by Baer would give jn miners only per cent on on the tbat Ihc the Arbitration for iii narrow the can llp hu ni done more than the 11.. h 11 on Pi 1 i will will not treat lost on our contract for of hope and inspiration that has entered the dark lives of the hut at this late after months of strife on the part of the men to meet their the with a Predicts Destruction of predicted that the time will come when be destroyed who taie possession of the riches tinder and relieve themselves of the tyranny of those So long as the laws of the country do not present industrial he so lone as the masters of the capital want to so long will the working men HELP FOR DR. SORSEN SEEKING FREE Railroads Have Offered Him Transportation for Grain and Flou Donated by Confe With D. Feb. C J. surgeon in chief of tin Northern Michigan General hospita and chairman of the National Central Relief committee of the Unit ed arrived here today to con suit with Senators Alger and Nelson regarding the relief for famine stricken Particularly with reference to securing ocean transpor tation for the grain and flour which is being contributed by the farmers of that nationality in this The Northwestern it is has agreed to transport these supplies ov er its lines free of charge between February 20 and 28i says that people in Finland are entirely KILLED BY GAS FIVE MEN MEET DEATH IN BLUE ISLAND GAS Purifying Box Left Come Smothering Laborers May Are Making 111., Feb. 13 death and ten were Five men met overcome last night by the fumes of escaping gas from a purifying box in the plant of the Northwestern Gas Light and Coke company at Blue Men under the direction of Superintendent sell were changing the cording to the statement of the men at the when the work of ing was finished the men did not close the covers of the When the gas was turned into the box for the it escaped in volumes and the men were overcome where they The dead MARTIN C. GEORGE JOHN J. ALBERT The injured William Carson John Eight Black may names IOWA AT Doings of the Hawkeye People at the Nation's Feb. following have been granted James A. Henry Jacob John lin Des minors and dependent relatives minor of Sioux war NAVY BUILDING Argentina Suffers Loss of on Department Buenos Feb. Part of the navy department building was burned last The loss will POPE MAKES Cardinal Martinelli Becomes Member of Congregation of Feb. pope has pointed Cardinal Martinelli to bo a member of the congregation of Senator-Elect Reed Smoot of Utah Arouses Salt Lake Feb. comment and criticism has been aroused in Utah over the action of Senator-elect Reed Smoot last night in seating some negroes at a banquel with white people and having white girls serve Smoot is quoted as saying in President Roosevelt isn't too good to entertain a colored man at the White 1 don't see why I shouldn't have colored people as my SMALLPOX Employes of the Frick Coke Co. to Be Feb. great prevalence of smallpox in the coke region has prompted the officials of the Frick Coke Co. to issue an order calling for the free vaccination of all of their fifty thousand employes and their The order affects three hundred thousand SLOT MACHINE Sioux City Storekeeper Arrested for Sioux Feb. war on slot machines was started here today by the arrest of Amos an who keeps a grocery who will be arraigned as a violator of the gambling It is ed against Curtis that he permitted boys to play in his store for TO BURY SAILORS AT Remains of Nine Tars Killed on Reach New New Feb. Collier Ajax arrived here today from San Juan with the remains of the nine ors killed in the explosion on the ship The bodies have been brought here for GERMANY WILL NOT Does Not Want Warships Building for Argentina and Feb. German navy after considering the that Germany purchase the four battleships now being constructed for Argentina and in England and has decided not to do so. LOSS Island Fire Causes Loss of Three Rock 111., Feb. lant Blunt has issued a statement of the loss caused by the fire in the nal last night in which he says ment sufficient to supply the army for hree years was destroyed and the damage will amount to CAPTURE BOWLING Chicago Team Makes Score of Previous World's Record Gunther under the leadership of George rolled a score of and robbed the Empires of New York of their long standing high mark of IS INDICTED Action Brought Against W. A Grand ATTEMPT TO SETTLE Claimed Mrs. Richards Offered to Replace Money From Sul livan Home in Ar rangement Would Not Be Allowed Feb. 13. Hunted for weeks by officers of the whom he has persistently evad United States Marshal W. A. accused of compile ity in the Sullivan at has been indicted by the grand jury of the district court accord ing 10 the information given out Offer to It is staled that previous to the in the case against ards by the grand Mrs. Richards Wife A. made an at- tempt to reimburse the Sullivans for the in the was it is condition that when Mr. and Sullivan had received the money the charges against her Owing to some disagreement be- tween the parties no settlement could be and it is also intimated by the officers here tnat such would not have been TRACK WAS IN SAD Verdict of Jury on Death of Laura Croft at Feb. jury appointed to investigate the cause of the death of little Laura who was killed the first of the week in a wreck at re- turned the following the find that the ed came to her death by being ed to death caused by the derailing of a freight train on ruary 9, 1903, at said derailment caused by the spreading of the The jury also adds in a also find upon in- that the was poor condition where the wreck WEIGHED 600 owa Woman Afflicted With Very Feb. D. who lived five miles east of is after an illness that ex- ended over several Her nent was a most uncommon be- ng what is known in medical science as or the abnormal en- argement of the tissues of the Her body at death weighed nearly 600 pounds and her suffering was This disease is very its nativity eing in Her husband dropped dead last summer of heart SUICIDE Funeral of Gus Ross Held Conducted by G. A. R. Feb. funeral of Gus in his was held from he residence of his erday It was conducted jy Rev. I. B. pastor of he M. E. The members of G. White and G. A. R. post tended n a Senator John Alex ost conducted the grave ervice after the manner of the G. A. MINER MEETS QUICK DEATH HOUSE AND SENATE GENERAL BOOTH DELIVERS OPENING Special Ruling to Govern tion of the Elkins Rebate The Be Taken After One Hour's Feb. iam Booth of the Salvation army de- livered the prayer at the opening sion of the senate this Many members of the Salvation ar- my were The Indian is reported and calling for the correspondence of the naval officer regarding the occupations of the bays of Pan- ama and Colon were agreed The senate committee on postoffices decided to amend the postoffice appropriation by adding as an the omnibus statehood by a vote of 8 to 5. re- Chairman Mason did not The The committee on rules presented special order to the house which was adopted after twenty utes for considerations of the rebate At the end of one debate a vote on the and ihe committee amendment is to be ten without any intervening democratic ed there was no emergency which re- quired such a drastic course as the special order It permitted no opportunity to amend or mit the NEGOTIATIONS Powers to Agreement and Relieve Feb. delay now with Italy in closing up the Ven Word is await ed from Rome before the ambassador isre can sign the The Ro man office was necessarily consulted at the last moment owing to a change n the program caused by the of the German How it is expected that the delay wil not be All the parties to the negotiations seems earnestly desirous closing up this preliminary stage at the earliest possible for if for no There is every evidence of in- ense distress at HE PLEADS GUILTY AN OTTUMWA FACES Arrested a Few Weeks Ago on Charge of Larceny From Young Man Acknowledges Be Sentenced CHARGED WITH Frank Lavelleur Arrested at Killing Des Feb. Frank has been arrested at charged with the murder of her It is alleged in the ment that she killed him with an axe nd placed the remains in the she subsequently set on alleged crime occurred last Lavelleur the woman's third TWO HUNDRED YEARS to Have Seen the Feb. newspaper ouches for the fact that there is at resent a patient in the at who is 200 years 61d. he paper it says has a number of documents to prove his He claims to remember having Peter the who reigned in he early half of the eighteenth The aged patient is ut is mentally RECEIVER TAKES at Asbury N. in Hands of Asbury N. Feb. bank of Asbury N. closed today by direction of the of the currency and Bank Scofield was placed in darge as the The bank was because of losses which d the surplus and seriously impaired he bank's THE FOR IOWA Feb. fair possibly snow tonight or j G. W. VANDERWILT ON for Alleged Forgery in the Poll Feb. rial of G. W. on two counts for alleged for- ery in the poll is being held his The case is of more than general Mr. Vanderwilt has friends here and in where he formerly The case will probably go to the jury this afternoon or tomorrow HEARST FOR Is Boomed for Candidacy at Columbus 0., Feb. al in favor of R. Hearst and a bitter attack on the alleged de- serters from the democratic party by J. Bryan were the dominating notes at the barbecue given last night by the The Hearst boom was ed by Gov. Budd of ARSENAL TO BE New Building Will Cost Commandant Making D. Feb. chief of says the barned store house at Kock Island will be replaced at He has wired the commandant for The new building will cost fi and be finer and more modern than the old H. J. BOLIVIA Under the tum Delivered by La Feb. vian government yesterday delivered its reply to the ultimatum presented by the Brazilian Bolivia but under all the Brazilian It is generally supposed here that Acre of the revolutionists will surrender his arms to the Brazilian troops FATAL Sam Andrews Killed at Central Skull Cedar Feb. Sam Andrews aged 38 and was today fatally injured at Central City by being thrown against the blade of a sawing His skull was The accident was caused by the breaking of a an Ottumwa pleaded guilty to larceny from a building in a Des Moines court and will tomorrow receive his which may mean a term iu the Sommers was ar- rested a few weeks ago at Des according to the story told in the Cap- ital charged with stealing a watch from an employe of that The watch was recovered in a pawn shop to which the officers were directed by the young roan when he was The maximum sentence if the value of the article exceeds is five years in the If the value does not exceed the imum penalty is a fine not exceeding and one year in Is a Mere The young man who has just plead guilty to the crime with which he was is about 17 years of age and resided in this city until a few days before he was when he went to Des Moines to secure a He made the acquaintance of some of the employes of the Capital and it was while on a friendly visit at that office that he admits having stolen a watch from George a stereotyper on the It was brought out in the preliminary ation that Robinson had left his watch in his was hanging on the wall while he was at and it was discovered that the property was sing a few hours after Sommers had the Watch Was Robinson immediately suspected his erstwhile visitor and he at once ed the police of his giving them a description of the suspected party Sommers was arrested that evenin in a restaurant and when confronte with the charge he weakened and di the officers to the pawn sho where he had secured a loan on the When he had the charn in his possession which was found tc be missing with the Strong ef forts have been made to secure th young man's owing to his ex treme Explosion at Hiteman Kills James Wiles and Injures Gust DISCHARGE Men Worked as DEAD HAN FEARFULLY MANGLED Is Said Wiles Had Tamped Shot and Was Leaving Mine When He dentally Struck the Causing Shot to May MRS. LIPPENCOTT Passed at Daughter's Home in Feb. G. Lip died at the home of his daugh Mrs. C. Cheney on Tuesday morning of this Funeral servi ces were held at the residence on Wednesday afternoon conducted by Rev. C. E. Perkins of the tional and the remains were buried in the Fellows cemetery South Mr. Lippincott was about 70 years old and for the past ten years had resided and prior to that time had resided on his large farm south of Mrs. Lippincott died about a year ago and during the greater part of the time since then he has lived with his only Mrs. C. his Mr. Lippincott at the time of his owned about 1.800 acres of valuable land in this all lying about miles south of besides property and a large amount of moneys and His estate is ued at about or ENGINEER Representative of Chicago Parties in the City An engineer who represents the Chi cago parties who are figuring upon a waterworks franchise is in the city examining the plans and for the proposed new works The man's name is a secret by those wno as are nearly all the points in tion with the but It is stated unofficially that he is J. W. a Ho probably je present at the council caucus to be held this evening preparatory to the meeting next Monday CHANGES ON Walter Scott in Place of Charles Walter Scott has been employed on the city fire ment to fill the place made vacant by he resignation of Charles driver of the hook and ladder Mr. Snook's place .as driver will be aken by Warren and the er's place as hoseman is being filled by JUDGES HAVE HUMBERT Evidence Against Paris Swindlers All in and Arguments Feb. evidence and he arguments in the libel case against he Humberts have been completed and the judges will announce their de- next Feb. out a moment's warning and with no means of Wiles was ed and Gust Mild was probably ly injured by a premature explosion of a shot which they were preparing in mine No. 4, shortly before noon About 100 men were employed in the mine at the time of the explosion but no further have been re- Were The two men were and were working in the entry of No. 1, mine during the According to information received the accident Wiles was engaged in shot and had about completed bis preparatory to leaving the when he accidentally struck the exploding the Wiles was instantly killed by the discharge and who at the instant of the was working in a cut near was probably fatally Taken From the As soon as the news of the rence reached the other part of the workmen rushed to the scone of the disaster and the work of cue was After digging in the coal that had been torn loose by the force of the the body of James Wiles was and taken from the mine horribly mangled and Fatally Mild was recovered by his workmen and In an unconscious con- dition was taken to his home in where at a late hour this after- noon he was still though so injured that there is no hope for his Wiles and Mild are both well known a this vicinity and had worked in. the mines for several Mr. Wiles was a man about 40 years i of age and leaves a wife and four Mild is a single man about 30 yeaH of WILL HOLD Monroe County Republicans Will Hold Feb. over receiving the Tippecanoe banner as a prize for having showed the republican gain In the election last the republicans of Monroe ty at an informal meeting held last evening decided to hold a jollification and banquet in celebration of the The meeting was called to order G. B. Harris and the greatest en- was shown throughout the According to present plans he banquet will be held in the roe hotel on the evening of February 6. Committees have bean appointed o arrange the program of FUNERAL OF Remains Interred in the Ottumwa This The funeral services over the re- nains of the late Nelson eld this afternoon at 2 o'clock at the amily 51S Wost Main J. M. pastor of lie First Christian The remains wero erred in tbo Ottumwa A number ot the members of liio A. R. accompanied the remains of heir late comrade to their last resting IN FW SPA PERI
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