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   Waterloo Daily Reporter (Newspaper) - April 29, 1909, Waterloo, Iowa                              ESTABLISHED IN 1868 WATERLOO REPORTER NUMBER 4143 WATERLOO IOWA THURSDAY APRIL 29 1909 TEN CENTS A WEEK ELEVATOR AND ILLINOIS CEN TRAL 6HEDS IN FLAMES FIREMAN KILLED AT DUTY CONFLAGRATION STARTED BY LIGHTNING IN FIERCE STORM i Havoc Created In Several Sections of the City Kept Fire Department Busy Entire Chicago April ol the fire men Lieut Patrick McElliot was kill ed and is missing and eight were seri ously injured in a Hre which destroy ed the elevator of on the Illinois Central railway tracks here today The property loss is a million dollars The blasse was fanned by a gale and spread to the docks train sheds and freight cars The fire is believed to have been caused by lightning For hours an electric storm which burst over the city after midnight created havoc Frequent alarms of fire kept the fire department busy In several section of the city The elevator contained of grain Including 395000 bush els of wheat owned by Bartiett Patten company the leaders of the bull compaign in wheat The grain was fully insured PENNSYLVANIA HAS HEAVY COAT OF WHITE Heaviest Snow of Season Fell Last Night and Today in Northwestern Part of State Pittsburg April heaviest snow fall of tho winter in northwest ern Pennsylvania began last night and this morning at Bradford the snow was ten inches deep and is still fall ing STRONG WIND DAMAGED MANY BUILDINGS Hamilton County struck by Wind and J Rain Storm Last Head of Cattle Killed Webster City April A fearful storm of wind and rain caused thousands of dollaVs in dam age to the community last night The roof ot the Cement Pipe and Tile fac tory was blown off and fifteen heaj of cattle were killed by falling timbers of the cattle barn in the Alexander farm Barn and out buildings were damaged generally throughout the country BAD WEATHERIN WISCONSIN SNOW RAIN AND HAIL WELL MIXED IN BADGER STATE Milwaukee Wis April rain and hail fell throughout Wiscon sin last night The storm was accom panied by a heavy wind which wrought considerable damage At Appleton Oshkosh and other places three inch es of snow is reported THROWS BABJfON TRACK BEFORE SPEEDING TRAIN Michigan Central Engineer Stops Lo comotive in Time to Save Life Chicago April throwing a 5 year old girl In front of a pas senger train on the Michigan Central railroad in the outskirts of Gary Ind yesterday morning a roughly clad man disappeared In the thick under brush with the apparent intention of allowing the helpless Infant to be killed The approaching train was under good control and the engine was stopped about twenty feet from tho child The engineer picked up the little girl and placed heir In the hands of William Miller a policeman who had witnessed tho incident Thelittle girl had not uttered a cry wns well dressed nnd apparently comes of good parentage Tho name she gave to the police is believed to be Zaletto Miller has re quested Hint ho bo allowed to adopt the child If her parents cannot be found A search was mado during the day for tlio man who threw her on the tracks but wns unavailing SOUTH CAROLINA T P A Charleston S C April Ing men from all section of South Carolina rallied here In force today for tho annual convention of the state division of the Travelers protective Association The visitors upon their arrival found thnt nothing had boen left undone by tho local committee that would contribute to their enter tainment during thoir two days stay In the city The convention will elect officers for tho year choose delegates to the national convention to he held Ashevllle and consider and net up on several important proposed amend ments to the constitution or snow colder tonight winds and squalls Friday partly cloudy with rain or snow colder east Sunrise Sunset Moonset a m STORMY SUMMARY OF THE NEWS UNITED STATES AND FOREIGN Richard Croker the former Tam many leader sailed for Europe yester day TheHev Dr Edward Everett Hale chaplain of the United States senate was attacked by illness while on his way from Washington to Boston Members of his said last night that his condition was not seri ous Prince Harold of Denmark third son of King Frederick was married today at the Gluecksberg castle to Princess Helena of Sonderburg Gluecksburg A dispatch reports several severe earthquake shocks in Kamerun West Africa that have continued since Mon day afternoon The disturbances have compelledthe colonial govern ment to vacate Bnea Buea lies on the slope of the Kamerun mountains which are volcanic STATE AND LOCALNEWS State fair officers are advertising for bids for the sale of the old grand stand on the fair grounds at Des Moines They evpect to realize 2000 to A terrific wind and hail storm struck Ottumwa and vicinity Wednes day milch damage several houses being moved from foundations and unroofed Threeyearold Randall Flora the lit tle son of Mr and Mrs W C Flora lies dead at the family home in Des Moines as the result of drinking half an ounce of farmaldehyde Gov Carroll failed to issue his proclamation calling for the celebra tion of memorial day on the 31st the question of authority to do so having been raised It is claimed that the statute fixes the 30th as the day and makes no provision for a change of date Johnny Flood the 17yearold would be thesplau and sailor lad given fif teen years In the pen for forgery by Judge Miller of Des Moines made good his declaration to appeal the case by filing anappeal bond of yesterday in district court Mose Le vich acted as the boys surlty Since his conviction several weeks ago Flood has been an inmate of the coun ty jail the Railway Mall Clerics associa tion at its meeting in Des Moines last evening elected the following offi cers President J A Warren Paw Paw 111 vice president H K New comhor Algona Iowa secretary C H Turtle Lincoln Neb delegates H F Harbaugh ofJJes Moines and G E Low of Cedar Rapids delegates at large R L Latta Council Bluffs H E Love Omaha J 1 Donhaney Chicago J M Taylor Peoria and J H Elder Albla The place of holding the next meeting will be decided by an executive committee appointed by the president LEGISLATIVE AND POLITICAL The Missouri house has refused to take up bank guaranty legislation One Golon wanted to assess bnnk deposits one per cent to create a fund for de positors benefit Sensational charges have been laid before the department of justice against Federal Judge E R Meek of the northern district of Texas Judge Meek is a soninlaw of the late Rich ard P Clarkson of DCS Moines Robert G Cousins Is credited with stating that when congress adjourns and the smoke of the tariff tinkering rolls away the people find they have a law very little different to that in force for years He docsnt expect legislation requiring an Income tax Senator Dolllver expects to address the senate In a day or two on various schedules especially on wollen sche dules He said today that despite the fact he is seeking a reduction of the duty on woolen manufacturers lie has on his sMo half of the woolen manufacurers in tho country It dawned on tho state house force that Iowa has the most rigorous law on payment of state funds which is enforced without favor All Ihp at taches from governor down had to cer tify to a pay voucher before licIne al lowed to draw his salary The flrst application of the inw riled officers considerably Opposition to Gov B F Cnrroll as republican nominee for governor In 1910 is threatened from the united prohibitionists and state marshal clubs ot Iowa who nre considering a suggestion said to have originated with A C Ranliin thnt former State Senator George W Dunham of Man chester be pushed for the republican nomination to nucceod Carroll THOUSANDS ARE KILLED HURT CONDITIONS AT ADONA ARE TER RIBLE IN THE EXTREME RIOT LASTED SIX DAYS FIFTEEN THOUSAND ARMENIANS RENDERED HOMELESS County is Strewn With Dead Bodies Women Killedfor Screaming as Husbands Are Shot Down Adana April in the country surrounding Adana are ter rible Dead bodies are lying out in fields and numberless Armenian farm houses have been burned Fifteen Thousand Homeless The emergency hospitals contain three hundred patients suffering from wounds many of whom are women There is great immediate need for food and medical supplies Practically the entire Armenian population of Adana fifteen thousand people are homeless and without bedding or clothing with food supplies in the shops exhausted Girls Carried Off Some of the wounded Armenian wo men told Miss Wallace an English nurse they were shot by Moslems be cause they screamed when they saw their husbands killed before their eyes Many Armenian girls were car ried off by Turks as booty A large number of mutilated bodies were found In houses of the city No Relief From Troops Dufine the first five days of the dis orders while fighting killing and plundering was going on Vali Adana kept the Turkish troops in the gov ernment house day and night under orders On the sixth day he ordered them to put a stop to the fighting which could have been done on the flrst day TURKISH TROBPS TO RtSlEJBMIfllCANS Two Battalions Reach Mersina And Detachment IsOrdered to Had jin to Relieve Missionaries Merslna April battalions of Turkish troops arrived here today and It is understood a strong detach ment will at once be sent to Hadjin to effect relief of American women missionaries there who for nearly a fortnight have been besieged by a liorde of fanatical Mohammedan tribes men MANY THROWN IN RIVER Mersina April river that empties into the sea here is carrying down many bodies of men women and children They were undoubtedly thrown into the river in the colony above this city WANT TO STAMP OUT AIL Rioting at Adana Lasted Two Dayi and Was Followed by Fires Which Destroyed Quarters Constantinople April tele gram today from Adnna says the riot Ing which began there again last Sun day continued for two days that ter rible fires have occurred destroying the Christian quarter of the city and that further efforts sre being made to stamp out the Armenian population A marriage license was issued Tliurnday afternoon to William G Vaughan 34 and Lucy Fischer 24 both of this city TWO OF THE FOURTH CLASS AP POINTED IN COM MISSION ISSUED Change in Rural Mall Carriers Is An of becorah Post office is Extended BY GEORGE H CABTEB Bureau Dally Reporter Washington April Fourth class postmasters appointed for Iowa are Qulmby Cherokee count John Corrington vice W B Weeks resigned Bentley Potlawat tamio county James C Madseu vice C A Muir resigned James W Col vg recently appointed by the presi dent has beea commissioned post master at Lake City The following ruralmall carriers have been named for Iowa routes New London Frank LSonar vice William E Wapspn substitute Leon ard Waller vice Pisgati Allen E Ed Bryceson Pleasantville Don L Bare substitute Elmer An additional letter carrier authorizedfor the Createn city deliv ery force effective May 1 Fred E Horton and James W Howes have been appointed additional letter carriers for Sioux City to begin service May I The postomce department has ac cepted the proposalof Andrew E Se verson to ierse the present postofflce quarters at Deeorati for three years from August 1 1909 Before the ex piration ot that lease it is expected the Decorah postofflce building for which an appropriation of J60000 was authorized last session will have been erected PUBLIC EXECUTION OF EUNUCH TJMBDUL HAM1U Great Nubian Who Has Been a Ter ror Hanged From Galata Bridge at Dawn of Day Constantinople April Passa second eunuch pf the palace under the regime of Abdul Hamid was hanged at dawn today on the Galata bridge The body was allowed to swing until eight oclock in the morning and thousands of people stop ped to look at the Great Nubian whose name has been a terror under Abdul Hamid Nadir Passa was executed after a trial by court martial on the charge that he instigatedmutiny among the troops April 12 Deposed Sultan at Destination Saloniki April deposed sul tan arrived here last night from Con stantinople Hewas accompanied by two of his sons and eleven women of his harem Theporty was escorted to the villa set aside for his use THREE MILES OF STREETS BUILD 23 MILES OF ROAD THE FIRST TWO YEARS Board of Trade Is Investigating His Offer and May Make Recommen dation to City Council A J Behymer of Blwood Indiana has forwarded to the board of trade an outline draft of a franchise for electric railways which he desires to have acted upon by the people of Wa terloo Sir Behymer was In the city last week for the purpose of present ing a system of interurban lines out of Waterloo In his franchise he asks the occupancy of certain streets of the city for a distance of three which he guarantees to con struct lines upon within a year and also agrees to have at least twenty miles of electric road in commission out of the city within two years and to continue the work until the terri tory In all directions is occupied The proposition has been taken up by the board of trade for considera tion and investigation President Cutler will appoint a committee for the purpose of looking into the mat ter If the committee finds the propo sition feasible and that It would a good thing for the city a report Is to be made to the city council asking that body to act In the franchise presented no inti mation of the purchase of the pres ent street car system is made the request being for the right to occupy certain streets which would be neces sary In order to secure a terminal ana transact the business devolvent upon the line as the hub of an inter urban system Mr Behymer comes from a section of country closely tra versed by electric roads and one which maintains they are the greatest im portance to a community bringing business which would otherwise be too remote unless reached by steam roads DUTCH POPULACE AT PALACE Great Crowd Gathers to Welcome Heir Momentarily Expected Ehe Hague April a late hour last night an enormous crowd was waiting anxiously outside the pal ace for news of the birth of an heir to the throne of Holland The ministers are in attendance at tlie palace and every preparation has been made for the event The physi cians report Queen Wllholminas con dition as completely satisfactory A rumor which spread during the course of the evening that a prin cess had been born caused intense excitement hut it proved to be un true SON OF ACTRESS WEDS Mrs Patrick Campbell is Given DaughterfnLaw Quincy 111 April Allen Urquart Patrick Campbell son of Mrs Patrick Campbell the English actress was married here today to Miss Helen Bull daughter of William B Bull now of Chicago Lieut Campbells father General Patrick Campbell was killed in the Boer war Hot wafles with maple syrup and a lot of other good things at First Bap tist church Saturday morning 432t Dainty Iowa Girl of Fifteen Years Weighs 559 Pounds Young Lady From Council Bluffs is Hopelessly Handicapped In Complying With the Prevailing Directoire Style of Figure EXPLOSION JULLS FOUR WORKMEN FOR POTTS POWDER CO MEET DEATH ON DUTY Tnmariua Pa April work men were killed by an explosion In the Glycorinc packing houae of the Potts Powder Co at Koj Holds Pa near here today BANK STATEMENTS ASKED Washington D Cr April comptroller of the currency today la sued a call for n statement of all na tional banks at the close of business Wednesday April 28 Kansas City Mo April Rambo aged 15 years and weighing 559 pounds was a guest of Mrs Ollie Everlnghnm matron at the union de pot Wednesday afternoon Pearl ar rived In Kansas City from her homo in Council Bluffs about ii oclock and for more than three hours was the cen ter of an Interested group of specta tors and questioners while she waited for the train which was to take her to Abilene Kns No 1 waa not always so large she said but from what physicians tell me I havent much hope of ever being any smaller Since I passed through this city n little more than three years ago I have gained 109 pounds they sny that If I con tinue to gain weight at that rate when I am HO I will tip the scales at nearly half a ton Hut I dont be llevo anything like thai 1 hnve hiid but very fnw sick days In nty lifetime and I fool prolty good most of tho tluin 1 oat whatever looks good to me but try to avoid foods that produce fat Perhaps once a month I cat candy and then never very much Breakfast foods are struck entirely off my menu and seldom do I eat those things that are usually served with sugar and cronm over them Sweet things seem to agree with me but I do not like them There is only one other person that I know of larger than I and that is Anna Redllne She is 35 years old and weighs 070 pounds When I get to he her age I fear I shall weich much more than that Pearl walked from the train Into the depot unassisted and nlso walked to the trainw ben sho left It was difficult for her to paas through the gate and still morn rtlfiicult to get through the car door She managed to pull herself up to the first step alone but finding it necessary to turn sideways in order to enter the porter was obliged to assist her With a width of fortyfive inches across Ihe Rhouldcrs nnd an eighty eightInch waiat nirasure this girl can not ontor an ordinary cnrrlngp Slie must liave either a very wide nnd very low single biiKgy or a spring wagon Her arms at the biceps measure twen tyfour Inches in circumference She says sho likes to travel PROPOSED TO BUILD MORE CAP LINES A J BEHYMER PRESENTS DRAFT OF FRANCHISE DESIRED Terrible Scene at Young Ladles School in View of Many Girls Broken Engagement Cause Northampton Mass April ter Smith a Chicago Dartmouth co lege student shot and probably fatally wounded Miss Helen Ayer Mardew of Somerville a student at Smith coj lege on the Smith college campus to day and then shot and killed himself The shooting created tremendous ey citement among the many girls on the campus at the time Miss Harden is a member of thy senior class Smith was enraged be cause the girl broke her with him and refused to renew it Miss Harden diad shortly before noon HIS SAYS WHS VEIN NERVOUS AGED PARENT TESTIFIES IN BE HALF OF SON ANNIS MURDER TRIAL ON PETER HAINS ALWAYS SUBJECT TO VIOLENT NIGHTMARES PRETTY TEACHER PUCE Supt Rlggs Upholds Board in Dis charge of Woman Who Cut Time When Pay Was Cut Des Moines Schoolmaams who lose interest in their work when the school board cuts their salaries 1C a month need expect no mercy from either the school boards or the state superinatendents office Wednes day State Superintendent Riggs hand ed down an opinion sustaining the action of the school board at Hawkeye in dismissing Miss Jennie Hall for not showing sufficient interest in her work Miss Hail is appears was the mu sic teacher In the schools at Hawkeye For some reason or other presumably because the school board thought that too much attention was being paid to Miss Halls salary was out from a month to 45 This didnt appeal to Miss Hall and she began Lo cut down the time of periods she had been devoting to the youngsters The school board discharged her She appealed Mr Riggs sustains the school board and county superinten dent LAURENTIC LEAVES LIVERPOOL Magnificent New Steamship Starts on Maiden Voyage Liverpoole April loud cheers from a large assemblage the magnificent new triple screw steam ship Laurentlc of the White Star line sailed out from this port on her maid en voyage to Quebec and Montreal to day The event was a notable one and the many Canadians and friends of Canada in the mother country made it a red letter day The steamship sail ed with a full passenger list and a large cargo of freight The Laurentic which was recently completed at Belfast Is propelled both by reciprocating and turbine engine Her departure marks the inauguration of the White Stars Dominion Uncs now Canadian service She will be followed by the new Megantis In June These two vessels wil be the largest employed on Ihe St Lawrence service CHURCH FUED CASE IN COURT Providence R I April Russell was arraigned for trial today on a charge of murder in connection with the death of Deacon Nelson Morgan of the Olney street colored Baptist church Russell is alleged to have shot Hie dencon while the latter was standing on the church steps The affair was the culmination of a filed which existed between two factions of the church for a Ions time LABOR RIOTS FATAL TO ONE FIshldll N Y April un known Italian was shot nnd killed In a clash between a rioting mob nnd employes of the brick yard of the Wal rus company today The brick yard workers in this neighborhood are on strike for higher wages At two other ynrds the mobs drove tho workmen out WANT LOWER LUMBER DUTY Madison April a vote of Kevoiitoon to sixtyfive the Wiscon sin assembly lody refused to kill the iolin resolution memorializing con gress to romove tho tatlff on lumber An amenilinpnt wns then adopted fav orlKK a reasonable reduction of tho tariff ou this commodity DARTMOUTH TALLY SHOOTS YOUNG AND KILLS SELF vm A GREAT IT Peter Hains Sr Saw His Son on His Return from Ex cited and Showed Letters Flushing April Peter C Hains retired theaged father of Captain Peter C Hains Jr who is on trial for the murder of William E Au nis last August took the stand as the flrst witness for the defense at the re sumption of the trial today General Hains testified that he discovered at an early period in Captain Hains1 life that the boy was Buffering from exces nervousness He said his son flyinto a passion when contra dicted and was subject to violent nightmares General Hains said the conduct of the captain and his wife towards each other prior to Septem ber 7 1907 was loving and exemplarv Upon returning from the Philippines in May 1908 the general met his son at the Hotel Astor in New York City I asked him what had brought him from the west said the witness and he showed me a package of letters and said he was greatly troubled He had heard reports from Claudia his wife but did not believe them he said The general sail his son was greatly excited but would not say his condi tion was irrational The following day when the general met him he ap peared nervous and looked haggard witness said He told me she had confessed everything said the general After getting General Hains to say his father died from senile insanity Mclntyre excused the witness W M SINDLINGER IS STRICKEN Victim of Apoplectic Stroke at Thursday Resting Easier at Postmaster W jr Sindlinger was found in his buggy at the door of his own home 427 West Fourth street at Thursday afternoon in a comotose condition resulting from a stroke of apoplexy with which he was afflicted on His way home from the post ofiice At oclock in the afternoon he was resting easy but the attend ing physicians would give no state ment as to the possibilities for rec overy Mr sindlinser had been to tho post office and made snmo calls on his way homo No one knew of his affliction until he was discovered in the car riage unable to help himself The faithful horse which has made the rounds of the postmasters journey for many days patiently awaited the com ing of assistance It wag necessary to carry him to his room on a stretcher where he is now lying in a critical condition At he was resting easier and the doctors had some hope he would rally PAY HOMAGE TO ANDY Pittsburg Observes Carnegie Day With Becommg Grace and Dignity Pittsburg April day was celebrated todny by the Carnegio institution in honor of Andrew Car negie through whoso generosity It was established Tho formal cere monies which occurred late In the day Included addresses by the German ambassador Count Von Bernstorff and Sir Caspar Purdon Clark director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and others Prizes will be awarded for the best six paintings on exhibition for 1909 WILL BANQUET DIRECTORATE H R Kelly mnnngir of tho Knlly Manufacturing company will enter tain the directorate of tho rnmpnny and a number of Invited guests tonight at tho offices of the company where tho annual meeting will be held WILLSPEAK ON COTTON AND WOOL SCHEDULES NEXT WEEK TO EXPOSE THE JOKERS VIEWS NOW ARE STRIKINGLY LIKE ALLISONS IN 1888 Refutes Charge of Aldrich That He Not In Harmony With Farmer Colleague Washington April Senator Dolllver plans to speak on the tariff early next week and expose the jokers he claims to have found in the cotton and woolen schedules Tho senator says he has data to prove that the rubber trust silk manufacturers and others using a small amount ot wool in their product take advantage of the high tariff on woolens to obtain practically a monopoly on the Ameri can market In answer to Aldrichs charge Dolllver was not in accord with the views of his late colleague Senator Allison Mr Dolliver has found from old tariff reports that Allison also at tacked the cotton and woolen sched ules as far back as 1SS8 and that his Dollivers views now are strikingly similar to those Senator Allison ex pressed then although Dolllver did not know of Allisons attitude at that time until his research this week In the old tariff records Dollivers speech is being looked forward to with much interest here as he is expected to give the Aldrich Fayne tariff bill the greatest jolt it has yet received CHANGES IN BANK OFFICERS Reserve Agents Approved For Iowa institutions Washington D C April The comptroller uf the currency an nounces the following change In offl cers of the First National bank of Lake M Tapager cashier In place of A W Winden Reserve agents have been approved for Iowa national banks as follows during the week First National Nora Springs Drovers Deposit Na tional Chicago reserve agent City National Council Bluffs Dubuque Na tional reserve agent Cedar Falls Na tional Valley National Des Moines reserve agent BRITISH GOVERNMENT HAS DEFICIT OF Lord Chancellor Has No New Plan to Raise Revenue Except Same Old Taxation London April a deficit of nearly eighty million dollars to pro vide for it was anticipated that David Lloyd George chancellor of tho ex chequer in introducing the budget in the house of commons this aftemoon would tap new springs of revenue The chuncellor however had nothing heroic to propose and additional ex penditures must be met largely by in creased drafts on the same sources that have hitherto furnished the bulk of revenue The house of commons was packed with spectators FED ON DOUGHNUTS SUES Janitor Was Awarded as Balm for Insufficient Fare Chicago April ara not sufficient food for an assistant janitor This opinion was given by Municipal Judge Uhlir yesterday In a case in which John Spitzmeyer was asking from William Robinson janitor at 424547 Cottage Grove ave nue The court awarded Spitzmeyer a judgment for 1 was employed by Robinson at a salary of a month and he promised to give me a place to sleep and enough to eat Spitzmeyer testified I was given a place to sleep but Rob inson gave me doughnuts to eat ALLEGED BRIBER ACQUITTED Washington April A Ben son of San Francisco charged with bribery of government officials in con nection with western land irregulari ties was acquitted by the jury in the criminal court here this afternoon HOPKINS 70 OTHERS 9fl Springfield April seventy eighth joint ballot for senator result ed Hopkins 70 FOBS 14 Shurtlett IS Stringer 25 Julius P SrnieUnka 16 L ONiel Browne 14 scattering 11 POPE HONORS AMERICAN BISHOP Rome April bishops were precanonized by the pope at the consistory held this morning They Included the Right Rev Peler J Mul doon bishop of Rockford 111 and Right Rev John Parrolly bishop ot Cleveland Ohio Atlantic City N T April 29 The annual spring golf tournament of tho Country club of Atlantic City opened today nnd will continue until the cod of tho week   

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