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Waterloo Daily Reporter (Newspaper) - February 3, 1904, Waterloo, Iowa ty DAILY REPORTER i EIGHTH YEAR WATERLOO IOWA 3.1904 NO 2525 MAKE WAR MOVES On in- Eastern Asia JAPANESE TROOPS IN COREA Ninety Thousand Russian Soldiers Start for Frontier A JUMP Two and a Half Cent as Result ipf War News 3 An advance of cents today in the of May sold up of the market Y by Ar- interests and increasing dence of immediate war in the Orient are credited as the causes for the rise May corn shoved an advance ot cent oats OVER DEATH MEN STRIKE Cut in Wages of Coal Miners Causes Go Out Pittsburg Feb hundred Both Disclaim Hostile tion Declare That Measures Are Only Em- Gets Ten Years in Pen coal employed by the Ellsworth Coal Co at Ellsworth Pa have struck owing to a cut m wages Farmer Near Shell Rock Dies Under Suspicious Circumstances and surance Order Refuses to Settle a in Court St Petersburg Feb vostok despatch says that troops have occupied the and have taken field gun's Seoul for the protection of their legation f i Russia's Warlike Response Port Arthur Feb response to the Japanese measures im- portant and military movements here The entire Russian squadron is assembled out- side harbor About sand troops have departed leaving ten thousand at Port Arthur declare that these measures should be regarded as precautionary and noi offensive Reached in Japan Feb today cate ill e prolonged tension has reached a climax Itb was from the country during the night and today the emporer re- Wm A council of the elder statesmen was held with the war and three admirals The est officials make no concealment that Is an exasperating ness to the Russian reply An despatch yesterday said Japan's decision means war MORE Senate for Additional Em- ployes for Thirtieth General Penalty for sault With Intent to Commit Murder RUSSIA'S ULTIMATUM Reply Now Preparing to Be Vested in Alexieff London Feb despatch Telegraph Co from St dated yesterday and for- warded by way of the frontier says that Russian general staff has given Alexieff authority to declare war and open hostilities on his own responsibility if circumstances render it necessary The despatch adds that an imperial manifesto de- claring war is expected if the ese government does not accept the conditions proposed in Russia's re- sponse which it is asserted will be Russia's last word COTTON MARKET IS WEAK Des Moines Feb to Daily passed a today appropriating for ad- for the Thirtieth General Assembly also a by Saunders amending the code to make the punishment for assault with in- tent to commit murder 30 years in the penitentiary instead of ten years a making compensation of jurors same in special and a making the whole of the tions for the improvement of the capital available at once The resolution for committees of visit the was amended so that a recess will be taken Feb 12 to the 16 was passed Important bills were introduced By Temple to create an court with three judges at per year By Chassell to class all bass as game fish V By Wright drainage By Coburn regulating running of automobiles on highways By Buchanan making chicken stealing from an enclosure grand larceny By Dunham establishing juvenile courts in each county to have diction in cases of neglected children and crimes other than murder com- mitted by children under 17 years By Brooks to prevent persons en- tering enclosed grounds without mission to hunt fish gather berries or capture wild bee's or take their honey Feb to Re- the outgrowth of of Henry Tackman near this city in October last a petition has been pre- pared by a local attorney in Mrs Tackman is plaintiff and the Brotherhood of American Yeomen named as defendant It will be re- membered by readers of the Daily Re- porter that Tackman was one afternoon shortly after the dinner hour hanging to a strap in his barn by a investigation proved that life was extinct and at the time it was generally considered a case of suicide Further Investigation however led the relatives of the dead man to lieve that death was produced through an accidental fall which Tackman while preparing to harness a horse which was standing in the stall in which he was hung i Company Claims Suicide Tackman at the time of his death was carrying a life insurance policy in the Yeomen and officers of the company were sent to PERMANENT ORGANIZATION l Dents of Iowa State University Will Meet Annually Hereafter Dr J G returned this morning from Iowa for the past two days he lias been attending the first alumni dental clinic of the dental college of the state university Beside being a meeting ior tion it was'r also assort of old students of of the university and was ed by about 250 Among those ent who Jn the clinic were Dr George W Copk wkp now in the Illinois College of at Chicago Dr Clyde Davis who has gained world-wide reputation by his researches on the effects of cocaine in producing local insensibility in operative dentistry Mr Davis is also dean of the faculty of the state university of Nebraska The meeting organized a nent association which will meet an- and perfect themselves in their profession DIED IN CELL AT JAIL Benson Griffith Passed Away at Police quarters at Early Hour This Morning FOUND UNCONSCIOUS IN SNOW Had Driven for Hours in Cutter With ward Stowell Now Under Arrest the case It is claimed they ARGUMENTS PRESENTED Authorities and Jury Investigating Facts ing the Movements of Both Men Last to Have Purchased Liquor Before Being Found Near Central Coal Mortem Examination Heads of Legal Department of Three Railroads Entering Waterloo Pre sent Arguments Before Judge Platt Peek Case to the Jury sufficient facts to lead them to believe that Tackman committed suicide and on grounds refused to settle the claim of Mrs Tackman At this juncture in the proceedings it was considered expedient to point a board of arbitration to the matter and one member was chosen by the local lodge of Some difficulty arose over this point and the board was never Carry Suicide Clause In the policy held by Tackman It specifically stated that in case a ber commits suicide his policy becomes invalid and this cide clause will become the of contention when the case is taken into courts The case Is very interesting and many facts will be brought out at the trial regarding the possibility of Tackman having committed suicide The family of the dead man is large and their financial condition is said to be desperate The widow has exerted every means to with the com- pany but to no avail and now desires to test the matter in the courts The case will come up at the next term of court in Butler county Vigorous Selling Campaign Weakens Prices New York Feb cotton ket was again weak and excited day Shortly after the opening there was a decline of 50 to 60 per cent in the active months due to a vigorous selling movement The excitement on the cotton market began yesterday on reports that the bull pool had sold out and continued today Prices are 15 to 55 points lower BANK CASHIER SENTENCED Cleveland Embezzler Gets Ten Years in Penitentiary Cleveland Feb A Rese late cashier of the Produce Exchange bank who recently confessed to em- of the bank's funds was today sentenced to ten years in the penitentiary AND IS SERIOUSLY HURT J Kellog chief counsel of the cago Great Western Carl Wright Chicago Rock Island and Pacific railroad and W J Knight at- torney for the Illinois Central road were in Waterloo today and in district court regarding the indictment returned against railroads some time ago The in- charged conspiracy to cure excess demurrage and the facts in the case were quite thoroughly ed in the the time the ment was returned The attorneys appearing in- Waterloo sent the head of the legal department of each railroad Before Judge Platt the attorneys indulged in slight arguments In de- fense of the action taken against them contending it was tional Further arguments will be presented in writing at a future date State's Contention The grounds upon which the state based their indictment appears to be that the laws of Iowa strictly hibit to control the price of goods It is alleged the three railroads combined to charge demurrage on cars lying in the local yards The case Is Intensely inter- esting inasmuch as each of the roads are large corporations and will contest each point very closely The further arguments of the FATAL WRECK IN CANADA Train on Canadian Pacific Ditched by Broken Rail Halifax N S Feb dian Pacific express for Berlin and Montreal over the road was wrecked today by a broken rail at Three persons were killed and many others injured some The only passenger ly known be dead Is Mrs John sey of Halifax JAMES TAKES ENGLISH BRIDE Former Postmaster General James Married in London London Feb L James former postmaster general of the United States was married today to Edith the daughter of Alderman Col- bourne of L James was postmaster eral during Garfield's Small Pox Closes Schools 111 Feb lic schools were not opened today and will be closed for two weeks or longer Gatherings have been Mrs Kendall and daughter of Hazleton Iowa are visiting at the home of the sister Mrs C M Allen meeting of dar tent tonight at Maccabee hall ery Sir Knight to foe present Tendency of the Times The tendency of medical science Is toward preventive measures The best thought of the world is being eu to the subject It is easier and ter to prevent than to cure It has been fully demonstrated that nia one of the most dangerous es that medical men have to contend with can be prevented by the use of Cough Remedy monia always results from a cold or from an attack of influenza and it has observed that this remedy counteracts any tendency of these dis- eases toward pneumonia This lias been fully proven in many thousands of cases in which this remedy has been used during the prevalence of colds and grip In recent years and can be relied upon with implicit con- Pneumonia often results from a slight cold when no danger is apprehended until It suddenly dis- covered that there 5s fever and in breathing and pains In the chest then It Is announced that the patient has pneumonia Be on the safe side and take Chamberlain's Cough Remedy as soon ag the cold Is contracted It always cures For be of Frank Eastman Dies in Critical Con- dition From Injuries Received This Morning on cussion of Brain is Feared Frank Eastman a Rapid Transit employe was struck by a street car this morning and seriously injured while at work on Lafayette street His face was terribly lacerated and ed and injuries were Inflicted which it is feared has caused concussion of the brain His condition is ed very serious It appears that Mr Eastman who is a section hand was repairing a portion of the track on the Lafayette street loop about o'clock this morning when the accident occurred He saw a car approaching and step- ped out of the way He then started to get his tools from we track but was struck as he stooped over He was carried a distance of fifteen feet before the car could be stopped He was picked up and placed where he could receive medical at- tention It was found that his in- juries were of a serious character and concussion of the brain may have been produced This however will not be established until later Mr Eastman had been employed by the company for a number of years and was generally conceded a very careful man neys and the decision will great interest Peek Case to Jury The case of John P Peek vs the Waterloo Cedar Falls Rapid sit Co went to the jury in the dis- court today This case has been on trial since Monday and much dence introduced The plaintiff peals from ms assessment of damages by a sheriff's jury Verdict in Peek Case The jury in the Peek case reached a decision late this afternoon and re- turned a verdict of for the plaintiff John P The plaintiff originally received In- damages H H McChane of this city has re- a letter from his father John McChane of Laporte who Is now at Rome New York where he went sometime ago to have an operation performed on his eye to remove a cer Mr McChane says he has sub- mitted to a second operation and now feels considerably relieved He has been suffering from cancer for al years and this Is the second trip he has made to Rome In the past three years Mr McChane Is father of and H H of this city and Is one of the early settlers In Blackhawk ty Benson W Griffith aged 51 died in a cell at police headquarters shortly after 2 o'clock this morning The surrounding the man's death are peculiar in many respects Edward Stowell who according to his own statement was in company of Griffith after o'clock yesterday afternoon tells a conflicting story of their adventures during the evening When discovered lying face downward in snow a distance from the Illinois Central coal chutes at 11 o'clock last night Griffith's hands frozen nearly stiff and the left side of Ills face was quite badly frozen His nose and ears also ed signs of severe exposure to the cold wind which began blowing late in the evening The story which Stowell tells regarding the exposure to which Griffith subjected is given little credence by tire authorities They claim Stowell was too drunk at the time to clearly understand his roundings and claim further that he does not tell the truth under all Both Griffith and well are well known to the local Fatal Ride In Cutter From facts presented to the lice through Its officers late last night and those brought out at the Inquest this morning a cutter ride indulged in by Griffith and Stowell led to the for- mer's death Griffith has in the employ of W W tor of a local coal and wood yard for the past three years He was em- ployed as a day laborer In the capacity of teamster and according to tion obtainable at the office this morning Griffith has sometimes for work acting slightly under the influence of liquor Yesterday Griffith was temporarily dlS charged from and It Is returned to his home where he a cutter and horse and started out for a drive He picked up Stowell whom he has known for some time and the two started out for a drive The cutter ride proved Griffith's death The story of their adventure In the evening was told to the Dally Reporter this Ing by Stowell who Is reposing be- hind bars at police headquarters where he is being held pending investigation Were Returning Home Stowell I was asked by Grif flth who IB an old friend to take a cutter ride yesterday afternoon think it was about when Tie pick ed me up and we drove almost from that time until I was ar rested We spent most of the time in driving around the business part o city Along In wen and got a can of oysters In the north end and we intended going home and eating a lunch We started to drive across the Illinois Central yards near the coal chutes Had you been drinking at any time during the Stowell was cause ho didn't get up right away He reply to my question merely mumbling something I couldn't under- stand I got out of the rig arid looked at him and saw he as allvo and ently all right Then somebody came along and moved him to a restaurant I was arrested and brought down here I don't know why arrested mo ba- sale by all druggists There Is hope of heaven for the man who can get a hard fall and come up smiling and without thought of profanity The best physic Once tried and you will always use Stomach and Liver says liam A Girard Pease Vt These lets are the most prompt most ant and most reliable cathartic in use For sale by all druggists People who are not afraid to appear poor Bland the best chance to get rich C E Phifer and A S bought the L G Willing stock of goods yesterday at sale and the same will be disposed of by them at the store on West Fourth street It Is understood that the amount the goods brought will be just about cient to meet the demands of the which Is estimated to be In the neighborhood of The store will be open tomorrow for business The stock consists of general and a large line of millinery goods he replied before we ed for home we went into a saloon in The ardor of love will sink low un- der the annoyance of cold feet the north end and each of us bought a glass of beer After that we bought a pint of whiskey and a half-pint of brandy Someone suggested that we mix the stuff together The er gave us a quart bottle and we did that We then got into the cutter and started home While we were driving near coal chutes neither one of us talking much Griffith suddenly pitched forward out of the sleigh onto the ground Called But Got No Response I was of course greatly surprised at Griffith's actions and called to him asking if he was hurt be- I do anything to him Stowell Is a man about thirty-eight fears oL ago and slim in build He loudly and very sorry his morning over the of The latter's cold still lay n a coll directly opposite Stowall he told bis story to the Daily representative A curious rowd had gathered and Stowell ul spurred on by hie audience What Police Think The local authorities stated this morning that Stowell has a wife living n Waterloo but the couple have hot as man and wife for some Ime According to the police s considered in a bad light and when tire facts as by Stowell were re- his story was generally con- wholly Improbable and ally untrue Griffith's name Is found on the cial at police headquarters His name was entered last year and all saloon and drug store were warned against selling the man liquor Afc the request of his own family however his name was l later In the year from the list and le haa since been enabled to secure when Griffith it Is un- was never considered a vicious Character by but Is known to have had some trouble with his family at times As Told by Officer Huntley Patrolman E Huntley Is the who arrested Griffith and well last evening He said to the Daily Reporter I received a call from the north end last night about o'clock stating that there was a drunken man there whom It was desired should be locked up I left headquarters and ried to the north end Before Ing the Illinois Central shops er I met a party of who well In charge They turned the man over to me and I started back with him to the station I saw ho was quite drunk and him up on reaching here I had not been in the station but a short when I received a ond call from the north end asking for an officer to get a drunk I thought It was peculiar but went there di- and was called to the Euraka restaurant There I found Griffith A physician had been called and I was told regarding the finding of the man and noticed that the fellow was adly frozen We got him In a rig and took him to the station at once Physician at Work After placing Griffith in a cell and making him as comfortable as le a physician was set at work and exerted every effort to revive the un- conscious man everything being done for him reached the station He probably about o'clock and died shortly after 2 this morning Ho never regained con- Found Standing Up According to the story furnished the authorities by the two men who ered the bodies of Griffith and Stowell near the coal chutes the former was lying on the ground with his face in the snow and Stowell was standing up by the side of the cutter Both men Continued on Page 5 1
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