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   Semi Weekly Reporter (Newspaper) - March 12, 1907, Waterloo, Iowa                             WEEKLY REPORTER USTABLISHED IX IOWA ttTflKOAT MABGH 2 1907 LOOISIflLLECUR STRIKE SIS DEMONSTRATIONS ATTEK TEMPT TO RUN AT ENTIRE POLICE FORCE BUSY NONUNION MEN AND CARS AT TACKED ALL OVER CITY OneMotorman Seriously Injured by Being Hit With a Stone Louisville Ky March first attempt ot the Louisville Railway Co wboee employes struck yesterday to run its street carsby nonuniion men morning was accompanied by demonstrations in mfyy parts of the city The entire police force is on uty V One motorman was seriously injur ed by being Ait with a stone TEAMSTERS HUNT TROUBLE Tbe excitement incidental to hold ing up cars and throwing stones in the vicinity of Fourth and Hill streets became so intense during the morning it was found necessary to dismiss the pupils of the girls high school The union has indicated Its willingness to order a sympathetic atrike at once BOMB THROWER IN CRIMEA Malta Crimea March Dum commandant of the garrison here was slightly wounded and his ad jutant and coachman seriously injur ed today by a bomb tnrown at the Col onelscarriage tJvinah upper window of a house The man wiko threw the committed suicideinorder to avoid capture THE WEATHER Iowa Increasing ekHHUneaswith showers tonight or Tttesdar warmer tonight and cooler Tuesday afternoon Saariae C 12Sunset moon rlsea at a m Work of Session Tabulated Showing Fate o4 Bills Des Moines March The senate this morning passed a bil by Warren requiring insurance com panies hereafter organized in the state on the stock plan to have a paid up capital of and also re quiring present companies to have cap ital to that amount paid up by 1913 The following table shows work of the house up to this afternoon House bills Senate bills House bills passed and before sen Senate bills before house commit House bills before house committee House biHs on house Senate bills on house House bills killed in house and sen atei61 Senate bills killed in Bills withdrawn from SHIPBUILDERS START STRIKE Men Called Out at Cleveland and Oth er Places Monday Morning Cleveland Ohio March obe dience to strike orders issued Satur day by officials of the International Boilermakers and Iron Shipbuilders union about 450 menin the yards of the American Shipbuilding company declined to go to work this morning Reports from other points show 300 men out at Lorain 75 out of 1300 at Superior Wis and nearly all in InEcorse and St Clair plants at De troit There is no strike at Buffalo Bay City or Wyandotte Mich FAIRBANKS ao Steubenvllle Ofiio March indictment for subornation of perjury against Frederick C Fairbanks son ot Vice President Fairbanks in connec tion with his marriage here to Helen Scott of Pittsburg was quashed today by Judge Richards who holds no facts set forth to show a crime La FOLLETTE ABLE TO TRAVEL La Follette of Wisconsin who has been ill at his home here for the past two weeks left today for Pittsburg not entirely weil He COURT AFFIRMS CONSOLIDATION Philadelphia March state supreme court tdday affirmed the judg ment of the superior court permitting consolidation of Pittsburg andAlle gheny City CAPITOL INaUIRYOPENEb Harrisburg Pav March leg islative inquiry into the alleged giross extravagance overcharges etc in namentation and equipment of the new state house began ARCHIE ROOSEVELTS CONDITION Washington March Roosevelts conditioncontinues favor able HOUSEHOLD CARES Tax the Women of Waterloo the Same Aa Elsewhere Hard to attend to household duties With a constantly aching back A woman should not have a bad back And she wouldnt if the kidneys were well Doans Kidney Pills make well Kid neys Here is a Waterloo woman who en dorses this claim Mrs M M Johnston 420 Argyle street Waterloo Iowasays I am pleased to tell of my experience with Doans Kidney Pills for they have cured me of a dreadful backache with which I was bothered for a long time I had terrible dull pains across the small of my back and had a heavy ftearingdcnrn feeling through the loins My kidneys were unmistakably out of order for the secretions were irregular and annoying I felt miserable all the time and could hardly get about to do my housework I read of Doans Kid ney Pills and commenced using them and when I had finished the one box I was completely cured My back is strong and weil and the kidneys act regularly I have not been bothered since and I glady recommendDoans Kidney Pills to all kidney and back ache sufferers For sale by all dealers Price 50 cents FosterMilburn Co Buffalo New York sole agents for the United States Remember the take no other tuthsatj LOCOMOTIVE BLOWN UP Two Trainmen Killed When Boiler of Freight Engine Let Go Metuchen N J March trainmen were killed and a numbers others hurt today when the boiler of a locomotive on the Penn sylvania railway exploded while draw Jng freightthrough the town Jerome Lining Up His Forces for Re Called New YorkMarch up is forces in rebuttalIn the case of Hairy K Thaw District Attorney Jerome to day began by calling to the stand Frederick W formerly counsel for Thaw in an endeavor to lay the foundation forthe introduction of an affidavit said to have been made iy Evelyn Nesbit in the officeof Ab raham K Hummell He was blocked at every turn however by objections from Delinas andsoon switched to the testimony of policemen who saw Thaw thenight of his arrest and who declared his actions seemed those of a rational man pelmas asked one of the qfflcejs if he had not over hearjd Thaw in his cell say he had heard voices of womencrying out The officer said there had been no such statement in his hearing Jerome questioned Longfellow re garding the suifof Ethel Thomas against Thaw in an attempt to show alleged acts by White revelations of which by Thaws wife afe said to have unseated Thaws mindwere set forth in the complaint in that suit Upon Del Longfellow was estopped from giving definite testimony the ground he was acting as Thaws coun sel and their dealings were confiden tial SMALL VOTE IS CAST Annual Election Passing Very Quietly in Waterloo Today Upto oclock Monday afternoon 26 votes had been cast at the East Waterloo election held in the office of H B White Only one ticket is in the field that of W W McFarlane and H B Cropper for reelection as direc tors for three years Somethink that if less than 100 votes have been cast at oclock another ticket will be presented A bond issue of for school purposes is a proposition being voted upon H B White is acting as clerk J W Wilby and Chas Brown as judges and D R Weaver and F S Merriau are acting as registrars In Waterloo Independent The annual meeting of the inde pendent school district of Waterloo was held Monday in the building on West Fourth formerly occupied by George S Yenney grocery c W Campbell and M C Vaughan who are members of the board at the present timewill be reelected as there is but one ticket out But one question is being votedoa and that is Shall a tax of six mills be levied on the taxable value of all the property within thei independent school district pf Waterloo Iowa for a school house fund INTEND TO RATES RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS MAKE IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT LOWER THEM 16 PER CENT MAKE LIVESTOCK RATE NEARER i TO ILLINOIS RATE Consider Double Track Ing and Care of Stock Enroute Des Moines March Tbe railroad commisioners made an important aanouncement concerning live stock freight rates last Saturday The announcement was the resultot the investigation and the complaint ot the Corn Beit Meat Producers asso ciation and it WM to the effect that as soon as the schedules can be pre pared the commission Will promulgate a new rate of freight on cattle for dis tances from 5 to 300 miles which will be about 16 per cent lower than the present rates In their statement the commission erg say that the presentcattle rates which have been in effect for seven teen years were fair when they were established but should be reduced jit this time They say the result of the hearing was the proof that it was more expensive to transport live stock by rail than almost other commodity and that it is a fact expenses of oper ating railroads have largely increased not only in the advance in Jhe price of labor but in the advance in price of material entering into the construc tion of railway equipments Nearer Illinois Despite these facts however the commtasioners find that there is too great a difference between the live tock rates in Iowa and in Illinois As suming that in justice to the roads the Iowa rates should be slightly high er than those of Illinois the commis sion does not think tHat a difference of per cent in favor pi Illi nois as compared with Iowa is fair or just ion with the lUlaols schedules the have a differential of about 5 per cent in favor of the linesiu Iowa wouldlie about right This differential based upon Illinois schedules would reduce the Iowa rate for distances from to 300 miles about 16vper cent This reduction the com missioners announce will be made as soon as the schedules can be prepared Commission Statement In commenting uponthe decision which they arrived at theNsommission say We are not unmindful of get efal railroad situation and of the fact that much legislation has been passed throughout tneUnited States which will affect the railroads We dont want to injure thein financially We believe that it is fully as portant to have the roads double track their lines install blpct sy steniB and interlockihs switctUSsj increase the et ficieittcy of the equipment and many other things to the end tation may be made cheaper but in the light of all the proofs submitted to us when fairly considered we are unanimously of the opinion that the eneral conclusions have ar rived at and here suggest are as near ly just and right they couhT le made aff this the xisting conditions Consider Care of Stock The commission also considered the question of feeding in transit on point the complainants charged that stock shippers in Nebraska were ac corded that privilege Which was de nied hi Iowa The commission hold that they have no jurisdiction in finis matter it being questionof Interstate traffic but they urgethi railroads to make the same conces sions to the shippers of Iowa as they do those in Nebraska This announcement of the lowering of the stock rates is taken as an indi cation that the railroad commission in tends to thoroughly revise all Iowa reight rates which may be shown to be in any way excessive inthe hear ngs which will begin next Tuesday It is expected hearings and the subsequent work of revision will oc cupy the attention of the commission for several months Railroad Bills to be Heard The house committee on railroads has announced a final hearing early next week on all the remaining rail road bills are ten bills now before the committee upon which the representatives of roads have asked to be heard This hearing will end the railroad hearings so far as the house is concerned For Single Board The Whipple bill for the establish ment of a single board of control for the state educational institutions which fassed the senate Saturday will be taken up in the house after the dis posal of the primary bill This bill was defeated in the house last session and both its friends and opponents ex pect a lively contest over it this ses sion i MEMORIAL DAY BILL PASSED Senate Hwite Bill Amendlttg It to Allow After p m DM Mwch senate this morning passed the howe bill by MacAlMster base ball ntcjog and other OB memorial day The bill or iginally prohibited tiich games at any time that day senate committee proposed an amendment providing tftat games horse races etc might be engaged in after p m This amendibeut was amended to fix the hour at m and as thus amended the billpassed the without opposition It permits ball games horse races etc after p m on memorial day DUBUQUE POLICE RECOGNIZE OLD IN MAN CHESTER SUSPECTS SERVED LONG TERM Men in Cutfody at Manchester Are George and Barney Tough Manchester March The two men held under suspicion of being implicated in the Masonville bank robbery have been identified by the police of Dubuque as Geprge Hen derson and Barney Hansen both of whom have a record as offenders with charges of various kinds registered against them Hansen was sentenced to the peni tentiary yearsago with a boy named Lee for holding up and killing Molar man Lochner of Dubuque Hendersqn robbed the sisters home of SL Marya school near Dubuque some time ago and was given the alternative of get ting out of town or serving sentence He chose the former and was escorted across the river into Illinois where the Jo Davies county awaited him and he was given a sentence of three months for stealing clothing at a hotel in Galena Although Hansen served a term in the penitentiary he iujiibeen ployed about Dubuque worlcing for the FarleyLoetacher Manufacturing com pany The men have both been pho tographed and their identity estab lished as being dangerous characters to be at large Evidence ofguilt of the bank robbery were found on Han sens person and the authorities be lieve they will be able to convict him Henderson the older of thetwo menT Islyefy surly and refuses to say any thing regarding the robbery even though given a good sweating When the men were protographed the great est difficulty wais experienced in get ting a good likeness of him it requir ing the combined efforts of three strong men to hold him in subjection untilthe photographer could mug him The third party has not been taken into custody at this time and a search made in Dubuque it being Ue lleyedl that he jnade tHere with the boQty andis in hiding among his friends Hansen Bemoans His Luck Dubuque March Han sen the younger of the two men held at Manchester for the robbery of the Masonville bank has broken his si lence He discussed his situation with a Dubuque newspaper man andbroke down during the conversation His stories were disconnected and he looked the picture ef despair as he ru minated on tbe small chance he had of being acquittedv My record in Dubuque will go againsrme he sob bed Theywill use the fact that I served time for the murder of Motor man Lochner against me and the netj of evidence theyll weave groundme will send me again to the penitenti Hansen said that while he did not rob the bank at Masonville perhaps the old man meaning Henderson did He said he was going to Waterloo to look for work He admitted he had a gqod job in Dubuque but he was de sibsus of getting away from tie knock that recent newspaper refer ences to his prison career had devel oped The fact is he has been living In Dubuque for nearly ten years since he was pardoned out of Anamosa He declares he left Dubuque Thursday morning on a Great Western train that he got off at Oneida and started to walk to Manchester and there met Henderson The two were tired he said and decided to seek shelter in the barn in which they were captured Hansens wife said to a detective that her husbajid left home Thursday morning the morning of the robbery and Insisted on dwelling on this feat ure of the case Sfce explained she put up his dinner for him and then went back to bed he having told her he might go to Peoria to look over a job Mr Ryan one of Hansons employ ers stated positively iie had not been at the foundry since Wednesday morn ing It Is believed the entire plot was concocted in Dubuque by Dubuquers and executed by Hansen and Hender son and a third party whom the police now have under surveillance CABS WILL BE TONIGHT OFFICERS TO ARREST ANYONE ACTING UNLAWFUL RIOTING UNDER THE BAN STRINGENT METHODS TO PRE VAIL FOR PEACE ON STREETS Silooni Are Cloeed and Mayor Antic ipates Very Little urday Quiet Street cars wilt be run tonight The decision to operate cats was reached after tne city hadrequested the man agement to give the service provided for in Mayor Rector has promised the street railway com pany protection and has sworn in a score or moreof special policemen to safeguard the companys property and the peace of the city Will Use Clubs Freely In order to quash all riotous dem onstrations the mayor has issued in structions that he believes will effect ually settle all disturbances His in structions to Chief Sweitier are prac tically as follows Tell every officer to arrest every person found making any disturbance whatever whether he throws a stone or whether he yells scab or hurls similar epithets When a policeman takes a man be sure he brings him to the station Club every person who attempts to interfere and use the billy with force This must not be kid play or naifway business We will stop these lawless people if we have to break their heads There will be no need of militia if the men follow my instructions but I think there will be a chance for the doctors to get some additional patients City ASKS Service The city of Waterloo has asked General Manager C D Cass to run the cars tonight instead of placing thein in the barn at as was done Satur day and Sunday afternoons and afford i t adeiiuateii police protection The council has urged ous method of handling the rioters aad we will break up the mobs if such a thing is possible Tbe police will move in squads and where a crowd is congregating the participants must move on or to Jail they go There will be enough officers together to take any prisoner and any interference may mean injury and the jail Must Not Call Scab The shouting of scab1 at nonunion men will constitute an offense until after this trouble blows over The law will consider it the same as inciting the crowd to riot Five victims were gathered up Saturday afternoon for calling scab and information has been sworn put against several others A fine of is the favorite sentence of the judgefor this offense and a jail sentence when fine isnot paid Stuck One Mart Frank Bird is serving a sentence of one month in jail for insulting and threatening an officer He made a re mark that cannot be printed and was put in jail He furnisheda bond for his appearance and as he was leaving the station he threatened to beat upthe officer at a future time He was placed in jail again and bond was refused and after pleading guilty to the offSnse he was Sentenced to iay a fine of In lieu of liquidation heiwassent to jailfor 30 daysi This sentence was given partially because he had a fine of f 20 hanging over him foran offense committed several months ago Keep Kids Off Street Mayor Hector has asked the press to again warn the parents to keep children off the street at night for they may be killed or injured should rioting break loose Parents will be held responsible for acts committed by their children and this warning is considered sufficient notice for guar dians to care for their charges Union Officials Taken One of the head officers of the street railway mens union was arrested on the charge of disorderly conduct which comprised the threatening of two nonunion motormen He pleaded guilty today and paid a fine of J10 The police say they will make ar rests regardless station position or anything else 1 Still Closed by the waiting room where a baby was nestled ina cab As they liaised oue ot tlem looked scornfully at little bundle of helpless humanity and re marked Hello you little scab REUNITED IN MARRIAGE Nashua People Learn of Wedding in Si Paul Nashua March The people ot Nashuawerequite surprised to learn Sunday that Mr Thomas Tracy and Mrs Nellie Tracy were re united in marriage at the FirstBap tist parsonage in St Paul Friday Thomas Tracy was married to Miss Nellie Sample both of this city some nine or ten years ago They lived to gether a few years when they separat ed and at the time of their separation it was thought that Mr Tracy was mentally unbalanced At that time they were Hying together in Chicago but soon after they both returned to the home of their parents in Nashua Some few years later he was taken to the hospital at Independence for treatment but since his return borne has apparently been la good health He is a bright Intelligent young man and It is thought his mental derange ment was due considerably to over work For the past year or more he has beena traveling salesman and seems to make a success of his work Mr and Mrs Tracy were divorced a few years ago They have oner child a son SUNDAY MORNING ACCIDENT AT INFLICTED SERIOUS INJURY TO CLARA PHILLIPS BULLET IN THE LEFT THIGH Picked Up Revolver While Dressing for Church and It Was In Some Way Discharged Apllngton Iowa March While getting ready for morning church services Sunday Misa Clara Phillips of this accidentally shot with a Sicalibre revolver Uie up to tie time ian not re condition ilue from the loss of f Mood Miss Phillips hid eone into her brothers roonkfor something and while looking through tthe drawers of his dresser it is thought she found the revolver and when she picked it up it was in some way discharged Although Miss Phillips has been delirious all day the attending physi cians not think that the result will be serious DIED OF HEART FAILURE C H Foote Drops Dead at Home In Falls Cedar Falls March 11 Special C expired suddenly about a m today of heart failure at his home on Main street He had been in his usual health and had just return ed f rbin a drive when deaths sum mons came He was about 75 years age Change in Hotel Clerks Today marks a change in the guest weicomer at three of Waterloos hotels and men who have been employedfor several years at one place have taken up employment in different hostelriea Ed Hall who for a number of years has beenthe congenial day clerk at the Hummel hotel has gone a little town near Kansas City to enter busi ness for himself B S Whitney who has been night clerk at the Irving for some time will succeed Mr Hall Previous to takingup employment at the Irving Mr Whitney worked nights at the Hummel for over two years Fred J Hardesty who has been night clerk at the Tremont hotel for the past two years has accepted a similar position with ttie Irving His place will be filled by Ross Brown former hotel clerk at tie Gilbert in Charles City East High Lost at Rapids Tile1 basket bail team representing the East Waterloo high school went to Cedar Rapids Saturday morning and were defeated that evening by the members of the Cedar Rapids team Brown and French Waterloo made two baskets each during the flrst half and in the second French made five more baskets This brought the score to 18 and the throwing of a basket from the foul line made the additional point The team work of the Cedar Rapids The gin mills are closedall day to1 team was better than that of Water and they succeeded in getting 64 day on account of school election Every place in the city was closed at oclock Saturday afternoon and none will be opened until Tuesday morning The council has charge of the closing and has ordered them closed daily at oclock until fur ther notice As a result everything was quiet on the streets Saturday night and Sunday Hello You Little Scab scores WINMOF STREET RAILWAY COMPANY CON CEDES THREE OF FIVE CONFERENCE HELD SUNDAY W C F A N FINANCIALLY UN ABLE TO GIVE PAY HEOULARLY After Lengthy Conference Strike De clared Still Reinstatements WHAT STRIKERS DEMAND 1 Establishment ot regular t pay day 2 Right to organize 3 Reinstatement of strikers and others Showcause for further dismissals S Right to arbitrate differ ences WHAT COMPANY CONCEDES The Ws C F if N Is willing to concede points 2 4 and 5 la financially unable to meet No 1 and ufcwllUng togrant No 3 t The above is briefly the result of the meeting of a committee from the Cen tral Labor body with C D Cass gen eral manager of the Waterloo Cedar Falls and Northern railway held Sun day morning in the company Late Saturday nlsht arranj ementii New Architectural Firm j Clinton P Shockley the well known j young architect who has been in the j employ of J G Ralston for some time has decided to enter business for him self and has leased a suite of rodms One of the best yet was sprung Sun day afternoon Two little tots about 6 or 7 years old who evidently thought anyone wbd rode a scab passed in the block J G Ralston has secured as Mr Shockleys successor C P Foster who was formerly in his employ but has been working in other cities during bfc past few years tibns tte purppse of the street railway strike which dedared last Tuesday morning Tks committee reported at once tptheCen tral Labor body and It was voted to continue the strike until the street car management made more conces sions Personnel of Committee The committee that waited upon C D Cass was composed of J J Mac Leay local organizer of the American Federation of Labor J H Howard president of the Central Labor union J L Potter the striking cbnr ductors and member of the street rail way mens union and G Stupka a striking motorman also a member of the recently organized union C D Cass represented the company The general manager sprung an innova tion by inviting a reporter from each of the three newspapers to be present and listen to arguments Mr Cass wished everything open and above board and the union committee was in favor of the plan The session lasted two and onehalf hours from oclock until Five Demands Made J J MacLeay presented the wishes of the striking employes very con cisely as follows 1 That the W C F and N com pany establish a regular pay day with out the necessity of employes dis counting checks 2 That the company grant its em ployes the constitutional right to or ganize when they see fit 3 That all of the strikers and tbo men discharged while the union was being organized be reinstated 4 That if any employe is discharg ed hereafter the company will show cause for dismissal 5 That the company agree to meet a grievance committee of street car men at any time there is trouble ou either side Records of Men The matter of why the men had been discharged just as they were unionizing was first taken up aad C D Cass gave a verbal record of tlio conduct and personal records ot Mot orman Carmack Motorman Wolfe Conductor Potter Motorman Johnson Motorman Holmes Conductor Swan cutt Conductor Beach Conductor Donly Conductor Tolls and Section Foreman Win Dusk Drunkenness Incompetency Improper handling of company money insubordination threatening officials am others etc cue were Included in the list of of fenses charged against the employes Detectives on the Trail McLeay and Howard asked an ex planation as to why those released happened to be union men and why the officials discovered crooked work incompetency etc only after the boys joined the union C D Cass replied company has a custom of having their men checked up by detectives from abroad Continued on Page Column 4   

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