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   Waterloo Evening Courier (Newspaper) - March 4, 1910, Waterloo, Iowa                              I for the Complete Lisi I of real estate always look I tbe fnil list is. The Courier has it levetr Saturday. ESTABLISHED 1858 WEATHER 4- Chicago, 111., March Iowa: Generally fair tonight and urday; warmer la the portion tonight. t I 0 H 1 1 WATERLOO, IOWA, FRIDAY, MARCH. 4, 1910. NO. 50. Vertrees Challenges Former Forester to Name Bal- linger's Offense.   scured. When day broke this morn- ing, the heavy pall of fog still hung over the earth, but it was not nearly so dense as it had fr been in the early morning fc hours. By 10 o'clock the mists had. rolled away partially, and the sun shone dimly. Railroad men were In immi- nent danger of collisions last night If anything had gone wrong with train orders, for they could not see a headlight farther away than a few feet. Would Follow Illinois Central and Run Through Waterloo. Iowa-Falls, la., March interest is being taken in this coun- ty in the proposed dragged road from Dubuque to Sioux City, or what is to be known as the "river to riv- automobile route .across the state. This road will offer auto tourists k fine trip across Iowa with convenient and comfortable stopping places with good accommodations on the way: It will offer a fine system of highways for a distance of several miles adjacent to the Illinois Cen- tral railroad, which the proposed route; will follow across Iowa. Starting in at Dubuque, tourists' who may use the improved roads will find convenient stopping places with facilities' for car repairs and good hotel accommodations about every fifty miles. Out of Dubuque the tourist will strike Manchester, In- dependence, Waterloo, Iowa Falls, Fort Dodge, Storm Lake, Cherokee, Le Mars and then the river at Sioux City. The smaller cities and towns as well as the larger ones are willing to boost along the project, and the farmers also are anxious to aid. It is proposed that each county take up the work and map out a good east and west route across the county and then arrange to have the route sys- tematically dragged. I TODAY'S NEWS HAPPENINGS, GATHERED FROM OVER IOWA mm lElUMMCEIf CHARLES GU1VBERG OF MOLEVE, ILL., IS DEAD. Wounded Wife and Later Sent Bullet Through His Own Head.' Moline, 111., March a violent quarrel, Charles Gunberg today wounded his wife and later sent a bullet through his own head, dying instantly. His wife was shot through the arm. STATE ORATORICAL CONTEST AT LENOX Cedar Rapids, la.. March, ing Press) next state oratorical contest will be held at Lenox college at Hopkinton. The business meeting decided to divide the state into two districts for preliminary contests. WEALTHY FARMER HANGED HIMSELF GETS INTO TROUBLE AT MASON CITY. Set Upon a Woman to Compel Re- turn of Diamond Stud. Mason City, la., March E. Phillips, a Chicago phon- ograph salesman had a Jonah day yes- terday when he was arrested for as- sault and battery last night and fined He had accused Lydia Myers of stealing a stud from him and set upon her while attempting to force her to return it. The fracas occurred in one of the best local hotels. The woman was in a room for a while and was set upon by Phillips when she at- tempted to leave. She filed informa- tion which resulted in the fining of Phillips. Lydia Myers also instituted civil action against him demanding 575 for causing her mental and phy- sical anguish and humiliation. FI IT jMANUFACTURING PLANTS PUT OUT OF BUSINESS. Estimated Heavy Loss Is Partially Covered by Insurance. Cedar Rapids, la., March ing today destroyed the building occupied by the lies Manu- facturing company and also the store rooms of. the Spokane Furniture com- pany and the machinery of the Pulp Board Box company. The loss is es- timated at about partly insur- ed. Davenport, la., March ing' Peckenschnei- der, a wealthy retired farmer, aged 56, hanged himself in his barn at Plain View yesterday. He had suffer- ed with mental trouble for several years. CAPTAIN GILE DEAD, AGED 93 Dubuque. la., March Abner Gile, pioneer steamboat man on the upper Missis- sippi river, died at McGregor Thurs- day, and will be buried Saturday tin- j der Masonic auspices. He was 931 years old. REP. STEKNFRSON (VCCtJSES MERCHANT MARINE LEAGUE. Intimidation of Conjrrppsmen Includ- ed In Indictment. C., March The houjso jufllr.lury rommJttco will hear St-wnorwn of Minnesota roifiirdlnfr his flex-In ration In the house jwtcnlay that Improper In- fluences were being iiBort to wmire the passage of Uie ship subsidy bill. The committee" will tlien de- termine whether the charges will be investigated. Philadelphia, Pa., March hope of an amicable settlement of the street car strike having been abandon- ed, the labor leaders are preparing for j a general strike to take effect tonight .at midnight. L. OF I. A. TO TAKE HAND IN ELECTION TAKE UP RAILWAY WAGE DISPUTE Chicago, March wage dis- pute between the Switchmen's Union of North America and the eight rail- roads involved In the controversy was today taken up by the board of a'rbi- tration as provided by the Erdman act. The board consists 'of Attorney S. S. Gregory, Chicago; Carl R. Gray, St. Louis, vice president of the St. Louis and Francisco railroad and S. E. Heb- erllng, vice president, of the Switch- men's union. After both sides had outlined their plan of testimony the board adjourned until next Wednes- day. Des Moines, la., March (Even- ing League of Iowa Municipalities will probably take a hand in the legislative contest, seek- ing to elect members of the legisla- ture opposed to the public utilities commission. HOME EDITORS ENDORSE CANNON Danville, 111., March republican editors of the Eighteenth congressional district of Illinois, rep- resented by Speaker Cannon, today endorsed the speaker's policies, called upon him ftgnln to be n candidate, ap- proved the Payne-Aldrioh tariff bill and paid a high tribute to President Taft find Governor Doneen. Des Moines, la., March f Even- Ing Iowa department of the G. A. R. lost 209 veterans by death in the last, half of 1909, ac- cording to the semi-annual report prepared today by Adjutant General .Newman. PARCELS POST IS ENDORSED! Des Moines, la., March Retail Hardware men's state convention today elected the fol- lowing officers: L. C. Abbott, of MarshaJtown, pres- ident, and A. R. Sales, of Mason City, secretary. The resolutions endorsed the parcels post, good roads and pure paint laws. Alwoyn good. Big Head, 5c clear. FOUND BOARDER DEAD IN BED Davenport, JR., March ing Seivers, a retired farmer was found dead in bed this morning at the boarding house of C. F. Kohn, where he had been making his home. LOVE SICK GIRL FAILS IN SUICIDE Des Moines, la.. March Ing in love, Mary Struth of 208 East Court ave- nue, took poison lattt. night, hut doc- tors pumped, her out and sbe will live. WOLVES KAT WOODSMAN. Victim's Bones Fonnrt Encircled by Five Animals. Sprinirfipld. Mo., March Smith, a woodsman, was eaten hy wolves In the woods near Ally after fighting a desperate battle for his life. The wolves attacked him while he was alone, awaiting the return of a brother. When the latter returned he found his brother's bones In the renter of a. circle of five, dead wolves, while an empty repeating rifle showed that, he had been overpowered before be could reload the weapon. The first American theatre built in Philadelphia in 1759. was Washington, March charges alleging that officers of the Marchant Marine league of Cleveland. Ohio, along with them former Govern- or Herrlck, have conspired and feder- ated with a view of securing the en- actment, of ship subsidy legislation by corrupt, means, are contained in a res- olution presented to the house yester- day by Representative Halvor Steener- son of Minnesota. The Steenerson res- olution, which was submitted In the open house, provides for the appoint- ment of a special committee of seven members to inquire into the charges. It was referred to the house committee on the judiciary. Creates a Sensation. The Steenerson resolution, breath- Ing of corruption, blackmail, conspir- acy, and Intimidation of members of congress opposed to subsidy legisla- tion, created a sensation In the house. It was brought up as a result of the action of the Minnesota member in asking that he be permitted to address himself to a question of privilege. Mr. Steenerson aald tha.t In a recent publication of the American Flag, a Cleveland magazine, statements were made that, reflected on him in his rep- resentative capacity. The matter was brought up In the house on Tuesday, but at. that time the speaker ruled that a question of personal privilege was not, involved. The suggestion was made that, the whole matter go over until today. When the journal had been approved in the House Speaker Cannon an- nounced that he was ready to rule on the question of privilege raised by the Minnesota member. He said that the matter to which Mr. Steenerson had taken exception was embraced in an article In which certain deductions were drawn from a letter on the sub- ject of subsidy legislation, written by Mr. Steenerson. He ruled that this letter did not comprise an official ut- terance by the Minnesala member, that it was not. written in his repre- sentative capacity, and that It was on par with campaign speeches that might, be made by members of Con- gress. He held that the press had a right to criticise acts or utterances of members originating outside of the house, and that such acts and utterances, accord- ing to precedents and usage do not cause a breach of the privileges of a member. After consulting the precedents the speaker ruled that certain allegations In the Steenerson resolution constitut- ed a question of general privilege. The Minnesota member was permitted to formally offer the resolution, which was, as stated, referred to the com- mittee on judiciary. Corruption Is Charged. The Steenerson measure is a lengthy document. It recites that the officers and other members of the Merchant Marine league are engaged in issuing pamphlets, periodicals and other print- ed matter devoted to the advancement and agitation of legislation, for appro- priations by congress for ocean mail service and subsidy payments general- ly. Further ,tbat an effort is being made improperly to influence mem- bers of congress in connection with this legislation. In pursuance of this conspiracy, the resolution recites, funds are being col- lected in various states of the Union from interested persons. The charge was also made by Mr. Steenerson that representatives of the league had gone into his district In an effort to defeat him for re-elec- tion because of his opposition to leg- islation. This took place during the last cam- paign. Mr. Steenerson expressed the opinion that an Inquiry would disclose like acts of intimidation in other con- gressional districts. Street Car Men Must) Answer in District Court. THREE INDICTED FOR FORGERIES William Mealy, Colored, Ac-, cused of Assaulting Of- ficer Robinson. MOB INDICTMENTS ARE NOT EXPECTED Dallas. Tex., March Sea today instructed the grand jury to in- vestigate the lynching yesterday of the negro Brooks with a view to in- dicting the mob leaders. It is believ- ed, however, that there will be no in- dictments. The city is quiet today. AMERICAN PHONE BUYS STOCK Boston Mass.. March pur- chase by the American Telephone Co. of shares of its stock, re- cently sold by the MacKay company was announced here today by Presi- dent. Vail, who says the stock was se- cured at a price representing a cash overturn of to TO SETTLE R. O. DISPUTE. Washington. D C., March Chairman Knapp find Dr. Neill, me- diators under Flrdmnn act. wont to Raltlmora today to mnke an effort, tf> adjust without a strlkn the difference between Baltimore Ohio and the brotherhood of railway trainmen. Te.n true bills of indictment reported Into the district court ot Black Hawk county this afternoon. The list Is: Otto Woodyard and W. H. Smith, raaault with intent to commit man-, slaughter. J. B. Kamm uttering a Ii-jtrument and forgery. C. T. Hosmaji (2) uttering a, eel Instrument and forgery. J. W. Williams, obtaining1 property hy false pretenses. J. D. Cohn, illegally selling oleomar- garine. Watkins Ripke, illegally selling oleomargarine. Harry E. Klxon, uttering forged in- strument. William M-aly, assault with intent to do great bodily injury. The above will toe compelled to ans- wer to the charge of crimes for which. they have been Indicted. Street Car Collision. The Indictment of Otto Woodyard and W. H. Smith recalls the street car collision on the Westfleld one night In last December. The two men. as conductor and motorman, were in charge of the car which was run by a block, causing the accident, !r. which Ed Hunt, motorman of the car coming In the opposite direction, nearly lost both feet and' is not yet fully recovered. Forgeries, Etc. J. B. Kamm, Indicted for uttering a forged Instrument and also for 'for- gery, is accused of forging his wife's name to a note of The note was negotiated at the First National bank. C. T. Hosrnan forg-ed the name of M. D. Wall to a check for a small amount and the check was negotiated at the Leavitt Johnson National bank. At the time of the forgery Hosman was working- for Wall on his farm and after uttering the forged in- strument he returned to the Wall- home. Hosman la a painter arid pa- per hanger. Harry E. accused crime of uttering a forged instrument Is a resident of Cedar Falls. Got Property Easily. J. W. Williams, accused of obtaining property 'under false pretenses, ob- tained a team of Benjamin Palmer, then in the livery business in Water- loo, and after driving the team around fo a while, sold the horses as his own. Williams was captured in the Carpenter hotel and has been in the county jail since Dec. 23 last J. D. Cohn, proprietor of the Inde- pendent Meat markets in Waterloo, is accused of selling oleomargarine wlth- 'iit ecessary tax serving all the rules and regulations! of such sales. The proprietors of the restaurant Commercial street, were caught In the same net. It is stated that these defendants were nqt that were selling oleomargarine unlawfully at the time State Dairy Commissioner' Wright appeared the scene caused the arrests. Big Nigger Indicted. William Mealy, otherwise known, as "Big a coloren giant who at one time acted as porter in different saloons in the city, must answer, to; a serious charge. Mealy, one night last winter, became engaged in a fight with Officer Robinson and is said to have used a knife. The officer escap- ed without serious injury, however, while Mealy was cut "with his own blade in a scrimmage that-occurred at the corner of Commercial and Jeffer- son streets. SENATOR'S COW CLUE TO LOST RELATIVES Washington. March Stephenson, of Wisconsin, has appar- ently grown, jealous of Speaker Caa- non's matrimonial bureau. He pur- poses to establish a bureau for the tracing of long lost, relatives. At least that is the interpretation -which some of his colleagues place on a story; which the senator was telling yester- day. It appears that a woman in Balti- more read the story of Senator Steph- enson's cow "Gertrude which, happened to be her own name. Misg Wayne has written Mr. Stephenson, asking how he came to select that name for his famous cow, and saying that she has relatives In the West whom she has long lost track, but aha thinks, from the identity of the names the senator must knov? them. Mr. Stepbenson has written his farm manager to find out how the cow cams to receive that name. Mr. Stephenson adds that any more people who have lost relatives in West need only write to him and be will do his best for them. KRKNSLKTN CHOSF.N TRAINER, Ann Arbor. March P, KrenslHn of MerccrshurK, Pa., today trainer of of Michigan athletic   

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