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Semi Weekly Reporter (Newspaper) - February 28, 1908, Waterloo, Iowa rER ESTABLISHED IN 1868 WATERLOO IOWA FEBRUARY 28 OF RETAILERS IN NEW YORK CITY PRESENCE OF 8000 MEANS OF TRADE RES SLOCUMS CAPTAIN A FELON TAKEN TO SING SING TO SERVE TERM OF TEN YEARS New York Feb Wm H Van Schaick master of the illfated steamboat General Slocum in the burning of which one thousand per sons were killed this morning was taken to Sing Sing prison to serve his term of ten years imprisonment with hard labor PROSPERITY IS RETURNING BELIEVE SPRING TRADE WILL BE ABOUT NORMAL Expect Conditions to Be As Flourish Ing as Before the Recent Finan clal panic L New York Feb view the recent presence in this city of nearly four thousand retail dealers and buy ers and the expected arrival of an other delegation no less numerous optimism seems to be the ruling note in the wholesale district The opinion is freely expressed by the proprietors and managers of large houses that the prosperity of the coun try Is fast returning to its old level and that retail merchants in the large cities and towns of the country need only a little more confidence to induce them to place their orders on the scale prevalent just before the panic The merchants were practically agreed that their business is return ing to its old standard more quickly than they had anticipated and indica tions are pointing to many of them that the spring trade will not be far from normal with prospects for a com plete restoration to the con ditions before many months TAP JN ENGLAND MEASURE PROPOSED WOULD WIPE OUT 30000 LICENSES London Feb of the Exchequer Asquith Introduced a lic ensing in the house of commons this afternoon This is the principal government measure for the present session of parliament and involve vast money and labor Interests Capi tal invested in licensed property in this country is not less than one bil lion two hundred million dollars two million people are em the traffic Briefly the compulsory reduction period and on a uni the number of regular throughout the coun try licensed of saloons to ased mainly upon be the density This regu lation it in the neigh licenses total will wipe 1 of thirty thIrd the present ALL TIME RAILWAYS ASK NINE HOUR LAW BE CONTINUED Washington Feb of of railways from all parts o the country today were in upon the hearing being given by the interstate commerce commission o STAGERS FATE WITH JURY ATTORNEYS OCCUPY ENTIRE DAY WITH PLEAS HOURS WILL BE CONSUMED LARGE CROWDS HAVE ATTEND ED TRIAL EACH DAY Jases Against Cannady and Graham Will Be Tried Some Time Must Get Other Jurymen The attorneys interested in the case of state vs Stager occupied the entire day with arguments to the jury The evidence was completed shortly after Wednesday court adjourning im mediately until Thursday at a m On convening Thursday Judge Ransler excused all jurors not on the present panel until Monday morning admonishing them to report for duty hy a m if possible and those who have to come by train to get here on the early trains or those arriving shortly after the hour named The best estimate possible to secure on the probable hour the case will be given to the jury for consideration is be tween and p m Attorneys Make Pleas The attorneys interested in the case are S T Mears and A B Lovejoy county attorney and assistant on be u haf the state and Maurice OCon applications for an extension of time Fort Dodge J C Murtagh and COPPER DEMAND IS HEAVY 89000000 POUNDS SOLD BY COM PANY THIS MONTH New York Feb far in February the United Metals Selling company has sold 89000000 pounds of copper the bulk of it in England and Uis stated in official quarters there is now less refined cop per unsold Jn States than there has been many years The copper brought prices averaging slightly under cents FAMOUS MAN IS DEAD WORD RECEIVED FROM COLLINS TELEGRAPHED TO WATERLOO FROM PHILADELPHIA HAS SENT CERTIFICATES LIFE SIMILAR TO ONE PORTRAY ED IN POEM NEW DIRECTORY OUT IRST COPIES OF 1908 CITY BOOK DISTRIBUTED IN WATERLOO THURSDAY MORNING NIGHT HOME LEFT NOTE ACCUSING VICTIM OF VIOLATING PLEDGE Hopkinsville ky Feb today set resi dence of Gregory one mile west pf and Into a bedroom in which Gregorys wife arid residence burned to the ground A detail of Middlesboro guard here has been ordered to the scene The band left a note accusing Greg pry of violating his pledge to the asso FIRE LIVES TWO MAY DIE OF BURNS AND DOZENS SEVERELY HURT New York Feb persons burned so severely they may die a dozen more were severely hurt and scores were rescued from perilous positions by firemen in two early morning fires today Although in widely separated sections of the city of the going into effect of the nine law In all thirtyseven applica tions were received by the commis sion asking for extension At the opening of the hearing Chair man Knapp made it clear in a brief statement that the commission could not undertake to pass upon the tive features of the law or such feat ures as clearly involved the legislative policy In the course of the hearing two im portant railway Chicago Burlington and Quincy and the South ern by statements and evidence that while it might be possible to necessary ad labor required by the observ Trace of the great financial hardship upon the railroads THREE COMPLY NINE HOUR LAW MEANS ADDI TION OF 200 OPERATORS Omaha Neb Feb was an by the Union Pacific North western and Burlington railroads to day from a meeting of the operating and traffic officials of those lines that they would observe literally the nine hour law which becomes effective March 4 These three roads will em ploy about 200 additional telegraphers on their lines west of the Missouri it is believed both origin fires were of in WAREHOUSE BURNED Frankfort Ky Feb large tobacco warehouse at seven miles from here was burned early today It contained about one hundred thousand pounds of tobacco which was not in the Equity Society pool The owners are Independent tobacco buyers doing a large business In the Burley district river tailed do so The train service is to be cur where it is found possible to THEIRS JONES DREW THIRTY YEARS AND HIS WIFE TWENTYFIVE Chicago Feb Jones alias Birmingham and his wife Irene Alzina Jones today were sentenced to the penitentiary by Judge Kersten for kidnapping Lillian Wulff aged 8 last December The man was given a thirty year term and the woman twentyfive years The punishment was fixed by the jury which last week found them guilty HEARING REASONS FOR OPPOSITION TO LA FOLLETTE Washington Feb Lafollette Sterling employers liability was the subject of a hearing before the senate committee on education and labor today when former Senator Charles J Faulkner opposed many pro visions ot the measure Faulkner cit ed numerous court decisions to show the constitution would not support the liability law for common carriers ex cept in cases involving extra hazard employment Any attempt to bring under the liability act employes of common carriers for injuries in work not involving liability under other classes of employment he dv clared would be set aside by the courts as unconstitutional CONFERENCEJS UNLIKELY MINERS AND OPERATORS NOT IN TO AGREE Indianapolis Ind Feb there is a decided change in senti ment the western Pennsylvania Ohio Indiana and Illinois coal miners nno operators committee meeting in this city today will adjourn tonight without issuing a call for a joint interstate wage conference to Issuing the cal seems to be general among the oper ators Business conditions are such It is asserted as to make this a very bad time to enter into the work of making a contract to govern the op of the mines of the country for the next one or two years The 1111 operators also offer as an excuse for the postponement that they are still in joint conference with their miners at Peoria trying to reach a set of alleged unfavorable condi tions in that state POOR JOB OF LAW MAKING CITY COURT ILLEGALLY SET PRISONERS GET FREEDOM Jefferson City Mo Feb opinion handed down fn the supreme court today holds that the law creat ing the court of general sessions in the city of St Louis Is al and the court is invalid and void According to the decision all crimin als confined on pleas of guilty and on sentences imposed are Illegally re strained of their liberty and are enti tled to freedom D Kern of this city for defense The opening statements for the tate were begun shortly after a i by Attorney Lovejoy He outlined he law in the case relative to the Time charged and went considerable nto detail in discussion of the evi ence tracing the movements of the hree F Cannady Dolly Graham and Elsie they cached the Stager home from the line the secured by Dolly raham atthe Shaulis barn Imme on his closing about m a recess was taken When the jury was again called in C Murtagh took up the opening on behalf defense in which he drew a the abe of the defendant to fath ers guiding hand until the age of ma to steer its course clear of the shoals and pitfalls of the life that is before it He drew attention to the victim upon which the bur den must fall if proven in nocent selfsacrificing wife who ap Beared upon the stand with tearstain ed cheeks He then charged that the state had failed to prove by ated evidence that the crime was com to prove either by words o witness or physical appearances Hi maintained that the law intended tha more than the statements of the worn an must be had in order to fasten th crime upon the accused At the con elusion of his statements to the jury Maurice OConnor spoke in behalf o defense In which he went into the an of the evidence brought put by the state maintaining the of the charge on the part of defense S T Mears will take up the argument for the state and will be fo lowed with the charge to the jury b Judge Great Interest Throughout The case was taken up for hearin on Monday morning and the day consumed in an effort to secur the necessary twelve men to sit as jury Not until after upwards of fort men had been examined could the s lection be made the fol lowing Joseph Reuter G H Farn worth Walter E Kyle W H Life W G Hubbard D M Thomas F J Pau Ralph Newell S G Weick J L Whi ney William Albright W A Palme and then not a m Tuesday Since then until afternoon at oclock was introduced During all this tim the court room has been crowded b men of all ages above twentyone wh have been attracted through to hear what the witnesses had to sa The court found It necessary on a count of frequent outbursts of laug ter to order the sheriff to appoint number of extra deputies to Order claiming quiet must be preser McCoys Estimate of Population of Wa Based on Number of Names Jn Book Is now 23000 The first copies of McCoys 1908 Wa city directory were distributed Thursday morning The new somewhat smaller In size ng 457 pages or 78 piges less than hat issued for 19081007 Dakota Minn Feb re mains of John Jones famous as Jim the Mississippi riv er were laid at here yesterday mea experience was so much similar that of the hero ot John Hayes fa poem that many believed he was e inspiration of It SECRETARY PEARSON DEAD Macomb 111 I N earson secretary during the of Governor Fifer died iday of apoplexy DOES NOT SAY HOW MANY ARE UNUSED Effort Will to Have Him Re turn to placed Receivers Hands in Paul Davis who is spending a few eeks In the that he is aving a delightful time rela ves and enjoying the flowers and the almy spring like air HAS MANY NEW NAMES Philadelphia Pa Feb Returning papers to Confer with you by wire later E L C PERMITS ONLY JUDGE WRIGHT MAKES RULING IN HAMILTON COUNTY Webster City Feb willbe a rulo of this two years is the maximum time for which any per mit will be granted for the sale of in liquors under the law as ap plied to registered pharmacists So said Judge R M Wright of Fort Dodge who is now holding court in this city when the first of a number of applications for a permit of the hint for hearing at the present term was presented for his considera tion The statement came as something of a shock to attorneys and ap for it has not been at all un usual for druggists in Hamilton county to get permits for as long a period as five years In fact it was only at prior term hold In December that one of the popular drug firms of the city secured a permit tor this length of time It has been customary among many judges to give a permit for but one or two years to a now store or a phar asking his first permit quent permits however usually run from three to five years Hence It will be seen that Judge Wrights rule hiB is duetto tho used it to be printed on a page than with last ears directory The publishers the directory state hat the new book contains over one housand new names and estimate the population of Waterloo at the opening of year at 23000 a gain of over 3000 in not quite two years Evan Abbott whose name is placed st the top of the alphabetically arrange list of names In the directory of continues to occupy this unique posi tion in the list of residents In the di rectory 1908 The honors for tho ast position in the list of residents n the directory has however been be by Mrs Myrtle Zwanziger who has left the city to tto A Zuehlke Smiths Lead All In the race for honors of the most common name in the city the Smiths lead all comers 136 inhabitants of the city of that name being listed in the new directory Tho next most numer family is the Johnsons there be ng 72 persons of that name listed Af Johnsons come the Drowns who number 43 the Joneses with 30 mem bers and then the Jensens first cousin to the Johnson family with a list of 20 names The new directory ia similar In design to its predecessors but Is covered with a yellow binding to dis It from the issue which is bound in blue cloth Tho above is a copy of tho telegram received in Waterloo Wednesday ev ening from B L Collins one of the principal stockholders iu the defunct Green Mountain Savings bank who was in New York at the time State Bank Examiner Leland Wilson went over the institutions affairs and found there were twentyone certificates of deposit missing The fact that one of the missing certificates was located and that no record of its issuance had been madn led to the belief that Mr Collins bad in bis possession the other certificates His address learned they wired him of the affairs and the answer received In Waterloo from him shows the sup position to have been correct Ac cording to his message he Is sending the other certificates of deposit which were taken from the bunk and those interested in the Institution are in hop es few ot them were given out The only one located up to this time was that received at tho Marshalltown State bank for It Is believed Collins will return to Iowa and the affairs will be satisfactorily arranged by his friends and those ot Dr Stuart B the president who IB now held under bonds Collins All was ono ot iest stockholders and a director of the Green Mountain bank is responsible for the fraudulent practices according to Dr MacDiarmid who claims he re not a penny from tho tions of Collins Tho fact that Col lins has wired here and has not at tempted to avoid detection leads tq the belief that he will be able to mako good the amount secured from the ona or more certificates of deposits which were fraudulently given out An effort will be made to have him come to Iowa immediately and straighten out affairs The number of certificates ho Is returning is not yet known neither Is tho amount of mon ey secured from tho Issuance of others The Binford referred to In the tele gram as being the one to whom the papers have been forwarded is un at torney at Marshalltown who is look making two years the maximum in his court would naturally create sur prise among the members of the bar COMMITTEE ASKS JEROME TO BE SET ASIDE GOV HUGHES PETITIONED TO RE MOVE DISTRICT ATTORNEY TWENTYTWO CHARGES SPECIFICATIONS OF FAILURE TO DISCHARGE HIS DUTIES Stockholders of Metropolitan Street Railway Plead for Removal of Noted Official irid applicants for permits It is snr that from this time on not many for liquor permits will be filed over the judicial district or hearing before Judge Wright READY TO BUILD BLOCK PLANS ALL MADE FOR BIG ADDI TION TO THE IRVING MEANS 50 MORE ROOMS ALSO TWO GROUND FLOOR STORE LOCATIONS Modern Cafe Now Under Course of Construction in Hotel Basement With the opening of spring excava tion will be started on Bridge street for a three story brick building to be built by C Jj and M IT Kingsley at a cost of between and Plans for the structure are completed and work upon this groat improvement will be started early Besides giving two new business lo cations the Improvement will mean the addition Irving hotel of fifty rooms The present building is crowded to capacity each night and many patrons are turned away because of lack of accommodations The new building will be just across the alley from the present structure have a 30 foot frontage on It will Bridge street and will have a depth of an en tire city block or nearly 300 feet The ground floor will bo rented for busi ness purposes there being one storo New York Fob specific charges of failure to discharge his duties are made in a petition pray ing for the removal of William T Ja rome as district attorney of the conn ty of New York which was Bent to Governor Hughes at Albany today by a committee of stockholders of the Metropolitan Street railway The petition alleges that Jerome failed to properly prosecute charges of alleged jury fixing and giving ot false testimony In tho street railway case that the prosecution of viola tions of tho criminal law by tho insurance companies of Now York as disclosed by the Armstrong commis sion has boon delayed that an alleg ed criminal conspiracy to divert the property of tho Metropolitan Street Hallway company into tho hands a few men was allowed by to go on and hundreds of stockholders were robbed of their money that no attempt was made to punish men al to have committed other frauds In certain Now York City traction deals Jeromes statements as to jud ges are alleged to have been not only improper but scandalous In their na ture and tended to destroy tho confi dence of the people in tho integrity of their courts The committee also charges the attorney misconducted Iji falling to Indict ft seek i somb of the York Central company tion with the collision in that com tunnel In 1902 when seventeen persons were Various other cases e alleged fall tire of Jerome to hla duties in Tc peti tion also charges fo tho campaign fund to elect Jerome wera received by one of Jen mes assistants from men connected with large corpor ations which were socking favors from the district attorney tho sum and amount of which was wards of fifty thousand dollars Among those contributors IB alleged was an attorney for hunos H Hyde who con dollars RACE ing after the legal part of the present fronting on Park avenue and the difficulty He will undoubtedly make WAR HERO DIED IN POVERTY LIFE ENDED FROM LACK OF PROP ER FOOD Cleveland Ohio Feb from the lack of proper food Russell Page a civil war veteran decorated by congress for valiant service at Fort Donnelson was found yesterday in a bed In his home While Page was dy ing his aged wife was vainly search ing for work Page who was confined to his bedas the result of a wound re in the war was too proud to ask for aid as was his wife At Fort Donnelson Page led the ed as a session of court even in of sappers in the mining of the ground near the fortifications While FLOOD SHUTS FACTORIES Philadelphia Feb mills In have been compelled to down on account of the flood which swept down the river in consequence of yesterdays heavy rains More than five thousand oper are idle MARRIAGE LICENSES Jens K Falksen 36 Cedar Falls Sine M Rasmussen 32 Cedar Falls Frank T Wagner 18 Waterloo Fay M Scoville 17 Waterloo All that was mortal of the late Hen ry Stephens was laid at rest Thursday in the cemetery in Spring Creek town ship Services were held this morn ing conducted by Rev E D Hull from Grace Methodist church A large crowd was in attendance and many ac companied the remains on the twenty mile trip to the cemetery case of the morbid nature was no vaudeville performance and If people could not remain attentive listeners to what was going on they would have to be removed The court also enforced the law relative to spitting upon the floor causing signs to be printed and placed about the building warning every visitor ot the penalty Other Cases Must Walt The probabilities are that the char ges against D F Cannady and Dolly Graham being the same as that against Stager will not be heard in court for some days It is believed impossible to secure an acceptable jury from those now drawn for service on account of the majority of the men having heard what was said with ref to the crime In the present case It will be necessary to draw an entire now panel which will require some time The date of hearing cannot be announced nt this time Cabinet Photos now at L V directing his men Page saw Homer Stratton a member of an Ohio reg lying on wounded Page the ground badly carried Stratton on his shoulders from the battlefield keeping his face to the foe and shield ing Stratton from the heavy musket fire with his own body After three volleys the Confederates ceased firing and cheered safety him as he retreated to known the number of certificates iu the package us soon as they are re and the number held by parties will then be known In Hands of Receiver Upon the application of B F Car roll auditor of state the bank waa placed In the hands of a receiver Wed and Judge Parker appointed A A Moore a director of the Marshall town Stato bank to take charge of tho insolvent institution Ills bond has been placed at given and ap proved by the court The Marshalltown of Wednesday afternoon has the fol lowing to say regarding the condition of the closed Institution and the rea sons for the action taken The petition for tho appointment ot a receiver sets forth that the bank has become Insolvent through the mis management of Its officers and Is In an unsafe condition In order to pro tect the interests of itB creditors and preserve the assets of the bank from being lost or materially Impaired it 3 claimed necessary that a receiver be appointed State Bank Examiner Leland Wind sor is quoted in the petition on the condition of the bank AB far as the bank examiner can ascertain the peti tion cites the capital stock of the bank has been exhausted ant in addition thereto the liabilities o the bank amount to The assets according to Mr Windsors ex are not to exceed which leaves the liability of the hank over and above its assets at MISSOURI REPUBLICANS St Louis Feb republican state convention met here today to se lect four delegates at large and alter nates to the Chicago convention rec a Missouri member for the republican national committee for mulate a platform and select eighteen presidential electors Cyrus P of St Louis was temporary chairman He made a very brief speech saying There are no to grind no awards to be made no punishment to be meted out In LAPORTE PEOPLE WEDDED HAPPY EVENT SOLEMNIZED NEAR THERE THURSDAY Laporte Feb Miss Myrta Young of this city and R W Gardner of near here were united in marriage today at the home of th brides brother George Young In Ce dar township Benton county Th contracting parties are well and favor ably known to a large circle of friend In vicinity They will thel home on the Page place just north o town ther on Bridge street The second nd third floors will be used entirely ty the hotel Each room will with a private bath The finest it fixtures will be installed In these The front of this structure be if pressed brick The present plans ire for a three story structure but the may decide to Increase it story v Tho halls iu tho present rving hotel will be extended to tho new apartments by means of heavy teel girders above the alleyway walls will be built on tho girders ir the halls will be continuous from he old to the new building Already Preparing Cafe Work is already in progress for a high class cafe in tho basement of the hotel Carpenters are now at work remodeling a room 22 by 140 feet n size which will be devoted exclu sively to this purpose One stairway will lead from the writing room of the hotel to the cafe and an outside en rance will bo built next to the alley A canopy will be built from this en mce over the sidewalk The cate to be something unequalled in Wa Two banquet rooms are be fitted up beneath the new concrete sidewalk on the Bridge street side and adjoin the cafe Prepara tions have been made so concrete floors may bo laid in this cafe It will be fitted up with steel walls and made absolutely fireproof The building of the new structure and tho fitting up of the cafe will all be done by day work superintended by C L Kingsley He has not yet de to what use the basement of the new building will be put buta high light room will be underneath the en tire structure Every room in the addition will be an outside one having a number or win everything ono could desire will be provided Tho Improvement will doubtless mean the building of a four story brick on the lot adjoining and the increasing of tho Brown Crockery company building to ono of similar height It will be one of the biggest boosts Bridge street has liad in its history GENERAL GRANT CAR IS NOW IN THIS STATE Ind Feb French car loft here at today for South Bend The German car broke Its universal joint early today seven miles west ot here and Is being towed back by hor ses The second French car passed through here before noon The French pilot car Is stuck in a snow drift sev eral miles east of here Sterling 111 Feb car bear Ing tho message from General Grant at New York city to Fort Leavenworth Kansas passed through Sterling at a m Clinton Iowa Feb army car crossed the Mississippi into Iowa at p m LAPORTE HOME BURNED R FIRESTONE PROPERTY IN ASH SAVED Laporto Feb The R Firestone residence In this place was destroyed by fire at an early hour this morning It started from tho cook stove at about and was rapidly communicated to all parts of tho house heroic work the furniture in tho house was saved though damaged by water and rough handling to some ent The loss IH estimated by tho owner at about Insurance Is carried in the Town Mutual of Dos to the amount of PROHIBITION PASSED Frankfort Ky Feb house today passed tho county unit tion without debate 75 to 14 HENDERSONS MAKE CHANGE A change has been made In the business of the firm of the Henderson Drug company whereby James Hender son will have sole charge of the wall paper department ana will conduct the business In the rooms now pied by that line of goods In the storti facing on Bridge street Attorneys are notified there willbe an assignment of Jury cases on Friday morning at oclock mem ber of the bar having cases to he tried at this term Is requested to be present The first jury case will be called on Monday at n m when tho action vs Reed will bo taken up Walter lias boon tined for chicken pox
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