Semi Weekly Reporter, February 23, 1909

Semi Weekly Reporter

February 23, 1909

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Semi Weekly Reporter (Newspaper) - February 23, 1909, Waterloo, Iowa SEMI HSTABLISHED IN 1868 WATERLOO IOWA GREAT FLEET HOMECOMING GREATEST NAVAL PANORAMA WELCOMED BY BIG CROWD PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT AND HIGH OFFICIALS GREET SAILORS On Mayflower ai Reviewing Ship Watches Big Sea Fighters Steam Past in Stately Column Old Point Comfort Feb hom e w a rd bound pen nan is B tream ins far behind them twentyeight bands playing the Star Spangled Banner and saluting cannon roaring a tjibute to the President the United States the battleships of the American navy ended their world cruise here today After steaming in review before the president on boardthe cruiseryacht Mayflower the sixteen white battle ships finally cast anchor in Hampton Roads whence they started fourteen months ago on a notable journey of 45000 miles The arrival of the fleet was by a steady rain day making the weather sothickon the water that the range of vision ot the thousands on shore waslimited to a few hundred yards Thejaiu could befog the vision but It could not damp en the spirits of thoseiwhogathered about the roadstead to welcome home theships and men Shore lines were blackwlthia path of umbrellas and offered a rvahtage held or hundreds vC Officers Present naval attaches and immense parties ofgovernment officials hlch officers ot the army and navy were aboard the fleet whlchsteamed out to greet the Incoming vesselsand witness the review by the president at tlie tail of the horseshoe Mayflower which came down SUMMARY OF THE NEWS UNITED STATES AND FOREIGN D Wright the noted educator pit Massachusetts is dead after a short illness latest estimates of the amount of work necessary to complete the Panama canal show that the work is over onethird finished Stewart Douglas Robinson a nephew of President Roosevelt fell from the sixth story of a college building at Harvard university and was WrHedIt is supposes that he was iu and lost his balance while leaning out a window Two boys were shot and eight per a riot at South Omaha ss meeting when a for the Latin quarter ornhe city for the purpose aveng ing the death of Patrolman Lowrey who was shot and killed last Friday night Former Vice President Adlal B Stevenson is recovering from a re cent bilious attack which has kept him confined to his room for several weeks past and which caused alarm for a time among his friends Mr Stevenson it is stated has now al most completely recovered President Roosevelt added another stirring chapter to the secret service controversy in a vigorous and lengthy reply to the attacks made on this branch of the government in a report made recently by Senator Hemenway of the senate committee on appropria tions George Washingtons Neglected Birthplace at Wakefield Virginia STATE AND LOCAL NEWS Ten received degrees at the Iowa university today at the midwinter convocation The Improved Order of Redmen will unveil a statute to Chief Ma haskaat Ottumwa May 12 Mason City is preparing for the na tional meeting of the Sons of Veter ans which willbe held there in Aug ust Postmaster H T Swope of Clear field has been asked to resign but th reason Is unknown to the resident of the town More than 100 farms In Monon county have changed ownership re cently and the amout of cash invoh ed will total Engineer Maurice Henefln wa struck by abroken siderod of his ei glne near Mason City and his arm fracturedin two places As the result of a row between fou women of a neighborhood of De Molnes two of the number were a rested upon charges of threats to dei troy human life Senator Jamieson explains that th reason he quit smoking was because he agreed with his wife to save at the rate of twentyfive cents a day which was his average cigar bill and ABLE TO IE ALL ITS EXPENSES THERE WILL BE NO DEFICIT FOR FIRST SCHOOL CORN SOLD FOR MEMBERSHIP TICKETS BROUGHT IN SUM OF Total Not All Authenticated tcr Officers To Hold School In 1910 AGED RESIDENT GALLED MRS CELIA STOCKS DIED AT HOME IN NASHUA SATURDAY Nashua Feb Mrs Cella Stocks ono of theearly residents of Chickasaw county passed away at her home in this city about 5 oclock Saturday morning after an Illness of about a weeks duration fromparalysis of the bowels About a year ago de ceased passed through a severe attack of pneumonia and It Is thought this might have produced a weakness which brought on the trouble that re suited In her death In the demise of Mrs Stocks this community losBBpno of its earlies residents and by who knew be friends Deceaseds I Wells and she was rence county New York May She moved to her ents when quite young and in 1S56 she TWO went to Bradford Chiokasaw county and lived the remainder of her life In this community She was married to George W Stocks June 18 18G4 who mm RIOTS RESULT IN FIVE PERSONS SHOT GREEKS ATTACKED BY MOB AFTER MASS MEETING ItPERTY LOSS GREAT NIGHTS OF TERROR THIS MORNING END Receipts at Short Course Membership tickets corn and stock Membership domestic science 18400 Dailyadmission1 ets 40 Entry fees corn exhib its 1100 Receipts for prize corn 34920 Sale domestic science products 1230 preceded her to the better land just two years and ono month ago She leaves to mourn her loss four G Stocks of Nashua Dr Christie L Stocks of Bushong Kansas Thomas1 B Stocks of Water lob and Charles B Stocks of Naahua The funeral will be held at p in Monday In the Congregational church of which deceased was a char ter member and a faithful follower of the lowly Nazarelie The services will be conducted by Rev A W Sinden AGED Total receipts J mm REPLIES HIS CRITICS Eleven are Badly Beat en That a Hospital Trip ia Necessary At top Washingtons toinb at Mount VVernpn The monument small duplicate of the larger Washin gton monument and marks the place where Washington was born The tablet placeda few years ago marks the place of burial of Washingtons father In the year 1S95 the national gov from Washington last night with the distinguished party on board casther anchor in same waterstoday where she took up position atsailing of fleet of the fbattleshlp and their escort the May flower steamed herself at the end of the long column into Hampton Roads and when the homecoming vessels anchored she took up a position In the center of the fleet Admiral Sperry and ofcpf flag officers together with command wero received on when the ninetynine were up that he did days required not desire to board arid1 President Roosevelt extended cordial thanks which he af terward expressed anew to officers and crews of the four divisional flagships the Connecticut Louisiana Georgia and Wisconsin which he visited late ia the afternoon Presidents Greeting In a speech to the officers and men ot the battleship fleet President Roos evelt said iu part In all your long cruisenot an acci dent worthy of any mention has hap pened tto a single battleship nor to cruisers or torpedo boats You left this coast in a high state of battle effi ciency and you return with your effi ciency Increased and better prepared than when you left not only In per sonnel but even iu material your world cruise you have taken your gunnery practice and skill ed though you were before with guns you have grown more skillful still and through practice you have improved in battle tactics though here there Is more roomfor improvement than in your gunnery Incidentally I suppose I hardly need say that one measure of your fit ness must be your clear recognition of the need of always striving to ren der yourselves more fit IL you ever grow to think you are fit enough you can make up your minds that from that moment you will begin to go back ward again commence the habit Word has been received from Fred ASporlewho Is sojourning at Excel aior Springs Mo statlhg that he Is getting better gradually When he left Waterloo a couple of weeks ago he was merely a shadow of his for mer self but the treatment at the Springs is restoring his vitality Captain Thos J Zollars a vteran of the civil war and at one time among the best known insurance men in the state died at the home of his sister Mrs E Milllsack at Des Moines Sun day afternoon Captain Zollars was formerly a resident of Denver Colo having lived however for the past three years with his sister LEGISLATIVE AND POLITICAL The lower house of the general as sembly passed a bill which will re gulate more closely than ever the bucket schops in the state It was Introduced by Representative Sulli van who made a scathing denuncia tion of the operator of the bucke shop The bill was drawn by County Attorney DeGraff and greatly strengthens the present law Power to raise freight rates will George Washingtons home and tomb at Mount Vernon has become a Mecca for ontinual pilgrimates by the people of a grateful nation but oddly enough the birthplace of the1 Father of his Country located some miles nearer the mouth of the Pc omac Is neglected and unknown lapplly a movement has recently een Inaugurated to restore and pre serve Wakefleld plantation rwhere Washington was born and where he spent Ma boyhood and early manhqol The old manor house which Washington first opened his ees upon the world was burned early in the last century but the brick chimney within whose arch four people could sit and the corner stones with a por tion of the foundation were saved Shortly before the civil war the his toric farm passed Into the hands of a family which at first showed some appreciation tor its associations A succeeding generation however de molished the chimney and the rem nant of the walls in order to secure the bricks ernment erected at Wakefield a mln aiure copy of the Washington Na Dicmal mohuhiprit with tho inscrip tion Birthplace rnd In small lettersat the base the words Brepted by tie United States A D tatteriyplans have been pro jected fpr rebuilding the old man In a consplclous portion of the structurecthe few bricks re house and us ing the original cornerstones In thn burying ground at there hasrecently been put inplace a granite slab in memory of Augustine Washington father of George Washington This stone was provldeil by the Society of the Colo nial Dames of America In this grave yard also Is a marble slab bearing an Inscription giving tho date of Washingtonsbirth and other informa slab was formerly set in to the great arch of tho fireplace and removed when tho chimney was demolished asabove mentioned There will be no shortage of funds in the agricultural short course held in Waterloo last week under the direc tion of the Cedar Valley Short Course association by the professors from the state experiment station at Ames The receipts up to Monday noon aggregat ed and Itis expected that tho expenditures will come very close to that amount so far as bills now avail able Indicate Secretary Charles Elliott and Presi dent R N Gunn spent the greater part of the day Monday n an effort to get t he affairs of the meeting stralgtened so that a definite state ment could be iven but at a late hour they were unable to do more than pre eent the detail of receipts as indicated Nearly all the bills against the associ ation have been received but until all are properly authenticated It Is 1m poslble to state the true expense en tailed However the gentlemen are positive the receipts will meet all obll gationB ILLINOIS CONGRESSMAN MAKES ATTACK OBJEQTSTO ARRAIGNMENT DENIES INFORMATION CAME FROM EXCONVICTS fvv ill Have More to Say About Canal When It Least Expected Omaha Neb Feb whichbegan in the Greek quarter of South Omaha Sunday afternoon did not subside until early this morning1 The roll of casualties is persona suffering with gunshot wounds eleven Greeks said to he so badlybeaten they were taken to the hospitals fortreat ment and about fit tepn other persons suffering from assaults or ftresult of misdirected missiles Intended for the Greeks No estimate can bo placed on the financial loss resulting fram the des truction of propoyty by the mob No less than fiveshops of Importance were almost wholly wrecked while sixteen of the smallest ones escaped serious damage only because of their smallness The attack on the Greeks followed a massmeeting whereviolence was urged by the speakers among whom were two members of the state legiBla turo and a former city attorney The meeting was called after hundrads ot men had signed a petition In which the Greeks were charged with serious crimes against girls and women I The speakra referred to tha murder of Patrolman EdjwarA Lowery who was shot and killed on Friday by a Greek whom he had placed under ar rest The slayer had been arrested while in tho room of an American girl HONOR TO ALLISON IMPRESSIVE CEREMONIES ARE HELD IN HOUSE OF REPRE SENTATIVES SUNDAY As a war machine the fleet comes backinbetter shape that it went out in addition you officers and men ot this formidable fightingforce have shown yourselves the best all pos sible ambassadors and the herald of peace Wherever you have landed you have borne yourselves so as to make us at home proud of being your countrymen VYou have shown that the best type of fighting men of the sea knows how to appear to the utmost possible ad vantage when his business Is to be have himself on shore and to make a good impression In foreign lands We are proud of all the ships and all the men In this whole fleet and welcome you home to the country whose good repute among nationshas been raised by what you have done Fleet Arrived Promptly President Roosevelt from the bridge of the trim little yacht cruiser May flower reviewed the imposing proces sion of flag draped fighters as one by one they rounded the Tall of the Horseshoe and entered the roads to take up nearly the same positions they occupied opposite Fortress Monroe on December 16 1907 before starting on their record breaking cruise around the world With the president on the Mayflower were Mrs Roosevelt Miss be conferred upon the state railroad commission by a bill being prepared by Chairman Eaton At a hearing last week the commission admitted that it had not the right to raise rates and the proposed amendment will re move all doubt on this score Al though the right will be conferred It will never be used except in an emer gency according to its authors Iowa is the only state whose commission cannot raise rates Bonding companies in Iowa will reap a harvest if the legislature in dorses the actidn of the house judl clary committee which decided to re port for passage a bill requiring the state counties and cities to pay for bonds of their public officers These officers now pay for their own bonds which IE furnished by bonding com panies cost about on each 000 The expense to officers who are required to furnish large bonds is therefore considerable All Members of Iowa Delegation Speak In Tribute to Memory of the Late Senator Connecticut was the Kansas benrin a quarter of a point oft the port quar ter of the Connecticut The Minneso ta bearing aneighth of a point off th SECOND ASSAULT UPON WOMAN BY NEGRO FIEND STIRS THE PEOPLETO GREAT WRATH Mob Surrounds Jail While Blood hounds Follow Trail of Culprit to a Mining Camp Washington D C Feb mpressive memorial services were held in the chamber of the house ol representatives Sunday for the late William 13 Allison senator from Iowa Those who spoke Included every member of the Iowa delegation in the house and Champ Clark democratic leader and Speaker Cannon The trlj bates were forceful and eloquent and were listened to by a large number of men Representatives Hepburn Hull Cousins and Smith spoke feelingly of their association with Mr Allison The younger Hub bard Conner Blrdsall DawsonKen nedy and were force ful In setting forth their high esteem of the late senator Champ Clarks tribute was a strong one Much interest surrounded the re marks of Representative Dawson from starboard of the flagship was the third the fact that he was Senator Allisons in line and then cnruc the other vessels following the positions taken by the llrst two ships The order of the formation was Connecticut Kansas Minnesota and Vermont forming the first division under direct command of Rear Admiral Sperry the Georgia Nebraska New Jersey and Rhode Inland forming the second division under command of Rear Admiral Wainwright on his flag secretary He told among other things of Senator Allisons authorship of the tin plate schedule in the Mc Kinley bill and of the fact that he made up the republican steering com mittee with regard to geographical lines so that every section would be represented As n member from Alli sons district Judge Birdsalls tribute commanded much notice Represen tative Cousins alluded to his trip Oltinhwa Feb second criminal assault upon a white woman by a negrohas stirred tho city and all of Sunday and a good share of Jast night agoodsized mob surged about the jail wherefour suspects were lodged Skillful action on the part of the police in allaying the passions of the mob besieging the city jail to wreak vengeance on the negroes arrested upon suspicion resulted In the restora tion of order during the early hours this morning When it became known that the wo mau will probably recover the crowds In the streets thinned out and tho ex pocted call for troops was not neces sary Mrs C M Johnston wife of a well known traveling man residing at 123 Park avenue was criminally assault ed Sunday morning A negro of whom the unfortunate woman gave an excellent description gained ad mittance to her bedroom through a window which he forced Mrs John ston was awakened when she was sud denly seized by the throat and found herself in the clutches of tho black fiend Her little 7yearold girl was The Membership Tickets While pledges were alow to be made in advance of the short course ther was a decided awakening when tho time came Eor it to be hold and the receipts show there was worth sold for the com and stock classes and for the domestic science dlvison In addition to this there were worth of single admis sion tickets sold to spectators and a few who wished to take certain por tions of the instructions The Inter est Increased throughout the week and had It been held an other week the receipts would have been greatly Increased as persons be came Interested and many more would have taken the full second week of in struction As It was tho Interest was sufficient so that none present were ready to state they had not received many times tho benefit they anticipa ted During the closing hours Presi dent Gunn made an effort to ascer tain the sentiment for another year and was surprised at tho ready re sponse He appeared at a closing meeting and asked all who were not satisfied to hold up their hands Ono man started to obey not because he was dissatisfied with the course but because he wished to state it was too short and should be conducted two weeks Instead of one Mr Gunn then asked all favorable to holding the course another year to raise their hands and everyone raised one bond and some put up both Pledges wero then secured which resulted In more tickets for 1910 being sold than wore taken In 1909 Tho same condition prevailed in the domestic science divi sion and every one present was anx ious to have the course continued from year to year even longer than a welc at a time Washington D C Feb ing that byhis receht speech in the houae relative to the purchase by the United States governmentoftho Bah ama canallie had brought upon him self villiflcation misrepresentation and abuse almost without parallel in the history ofthat body Representa Wve Rainey of Illinois today delivered in the house a lengthy speech su reply to the charges that the information upon which his remarks were based was obtained exconvicts Mid blackmailers This accusation having been made openly in the house by Representative Lovering of Massachusetts Rainey declared that he did rot at tack tho canal but simply attacked tho graft connected with the enterprise He asserted that Lovering had not at tempted to deny a single fact tlat he had stated but after making nis charg es proceeded to eulogize TWllliam Nel son Cromwell He further stated the evidence he produced in support of his charge of graft In connection with the buying of the canal nearly all was obtained from Panama Then he added Tho at tack I made was entirely unexpected and the next attack I make upon those gentlemen will be Just as entirely un expected by them when it comes TWO DEATHS NEAR JESUP SEVEN TRAINMEN DEAD FAMOUS HORSE KILLED Headon Collision In Delaware In Death and Injury Yilxle Burned Wilmington Del Feb Seven were killed or burned to today n a headon collision bo an cypress train and two loco moyvos on the Pennsylvania railway at Delmar one hundred miles south of this city Two passengers wore Injured and Princess Trtxle tho Hmous educated horse was burned to death TROLLEY TRAINS ARE WRFCKEDJN VIRGINIA People Gong See the Fleet Review ed ere injured In a Collision Norfolk Va Fob per sons are said to have beon Injured in a collision between excursion trains on the Cape Honry trolley lino today Tho trains carrygin physplans hur ried to the scene Many going to wit ness the fleet review were among the passengers The Prize Corn Receipts The sale of prize corn netted the asosclntion Prof Holden gave It as his opinion that the corn would bring 300 but he was nearly shy of the iimount The top notch price was paid by theKlmball Dairy Farm er for a bushel which was The highest for ten ears was by J H Shoemaker The balance of the cqrn brought various amounts from 50 cents for ten ears upwards whilr one ear was sold for to II M Glbbs YOUNG FOLKS PASSED AWAY IN BARCLAY TOWNSHIP Jesup Feb Nick Et ringer living six miles northwest of Jeeup died Sunday evening about from an attack of appendicitis which afflicted him about four days ago The child was 11 years 6f age Mr and Mrs George Chaplin who live four miles west of town suffered the loss of their little daughter Mil dred Sunday evening when Bho pass ed away from an Illness of pneumonia Thechild was six months old Fu eral services will be held Tuesday at 00 p m Ethel Roosevelt Representative Mrs Longworth Secretary and and Mrs Newberry Miss Carol Newberry Rear Admiral Cowles Mrs Cowles and several other invited guests Connecticut Leads All The vessels led by the battleship mnecticut flagship ot Rear Admiral erry commanderInchlef of the t steamed In at about ten knots ed each ship four hundred yards and following column formation as they ploughed through the wa of three oceans Following the ship the Georgia the third division abroad with Senator Allison and how nterestlng he was as a companion 3is memory being stored with rich and vivid reminiscences In course of his eulogy Representa tive Albert F Dawson who was for years private secretary of the late senator revealed the fact that the iat ter had been the author of the re funding provision of tho gold Btand nrd act of 1900 He dcclaretl this provision had not only uplifted the standard of our national credit but had actually saved the government the enormous sum ot Louisiana Virginia Ohio and Missouri commanded by Rear Admiral Schroe der on his flagship the Louisiana fourth division Wisconsin Illinois Kearsarge under command of Rear Admiral William P Potter on his flag ship the Wisconsin Following those sixteen battleships camp Rear Admiral Arnolds third squadron ordered to meet the fleet on its way from Gibraltar to Hampton Roads Tho Maine flagship of Rear Admiral Arnold steamed 400 yards be hind the Kentucky Then came the battleships Mississippi Idaho and Now Hampshire the new armored cruisers North Carolina and Montana came next and then the three scout cruisers Birmingham Chester and Salom In the order named followed by the fleet auxiliaries awakened by the struggle and her cries frightened the negro who In his rage mutilated thewomans body frightfully Mrs Johnstons bleeding forni was found nn hour later by her 1 husband who just returned from the i DR BULL DEAD Atlanta Ga Feb Journ als Savannah special says Dr Wil liam T Bull of New York died there today The trail of Mrs Johnstons assail nnt was followed by bloodhounds to a deep ravine near Rutledge mining camp three miles from Ottumwa but there lost The mines wero searched with thohelp of the miners but the man had disappeared Other posses of armed men searched other parts of the country all day and far into the night POSTALS CHIEF OPERATOR DEAD Chicago Feb E Pettit chief operatof of the Postal Telegraph Cable company died today of Brlghts disease COOPER WELCOMES THE QUERIES OF PROSECUTOR Young Slayer of Carmack on Stand Before an Immense Crowd at Nashville Nashville Tcnn Feb vas an immense crowd present when the CooperSharp trial was resumed oday Robin Cooper looking fresh and buoyant seemed rather to wel come the ordeal of cross examination The drift of the questions asked by the states attorney were to show the Coopers connection with Governo Patterson how influential and thus strengthen the theory Dairy Butter 29 centi at C H Eighmey they were conspiracy SENATE OBSERVES DAY Washington D C Feb usual on Woshingtons birthday th farewell address of tho first presldcn was read today In the senate Th reading was performed by Senator M Laurln of Mississippi TORNADO IN KANSAS SEVEN REPORTED RILLED Wires Are Down and Details of Wind Storm Are Lacking From Reece Greenwood County Kansas City Mo Feb IB re ported that a tornado has partially destroyed the town of Reecd Green wood county Kansas Seven persona are reported killed Wires are down and details are lacking ALTON B PARKER AFTER GOVERNMENT RADICALS Late Democratic Candidate Makes Po litical Speech at Birthday Celebration Charlottesvllle Va Feb an address today before the students of he university of Virginia Alton B Parker of New York arraigned the endency of our government in re cent times as he said to get away from conservatism in Washington fe said that instead of looking upon some of Washingtons policies as an tiquated they would be peculiarly ben eficial and applicable to present con ditions In discussing Washingtons farewell address the speaker drew some pertinent comparisons between the now and then and sounded a note of warning on what he called tho grasping spirits of the times COLORADO BJJR1ED IN SNOW WORST BLOCKADE IN FIFTEEN YEARS GRIPS DURANGO Durango Colo Feb sec tion is In tho midst of the worst TWO KILLED WHEN POWDER MILL EXPLODES Big Property Damage Near Marlon Illinois From Explosion of Powder Marlon 111 Feb men were killed and much damage done to property when an explosion occurod today at the Egyptian powder mills four miles east of here ALL ON BOAROWERE SAVED LONDON RECEIVES REPORT OF STEAMER WRECK London Feb despatch re ceived hero by Lloyds from Beunas Ayres says It is now rumored that the 2DO hundred passengers and crew ot the Argentine steamer PresUento Roca have been saved First reports bad it they had perish ed when the steamer sank at sea TRAIN DERAILED 2 HURT I Washington D C Feb tho itesult of tho derailment of tho Was liingtonAtlanta express train near snow blockade since 1884 Train ser Iparbln South Carolina today tho en vice is demoralized east west and north and snow Is three feet deep on a level r and fire man wero badly scald Nono of tho passengers were ;