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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 list is The Courier has it Saturday ESTABLISHED 1858 WEATHER Chicago 111 March Generally fair tonight and 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 Offense REFERS TO i OFFICIAL'S LETTERS Chief Eclipses vis In Hearts of Feminine Hero Worshippers Washington D C March interest in the in- has already manifest ed by large crowds at all sessions of the committee the crush to get in the hearing room since Gifford Pinchot took the stand has been such that even the handling of newspaper copy out of the room has been at times made impossible Women the Hero Worshippers Ninety-nine out of a hundred tators crowded committee table dally are women Louis R Glavis was hero of the throng while he was on the stand cusing Ballinger but he has gone into eclipse now that Pinchot the deposed forester and friend of conservation is center of the stage Pinchot to Take When the committee adjourned Tuesday afternoon the last amination of Pinchot had just ed by Attorney Vertrees representing Ballinger and the other accused of the interior department on resumption ol the hearing this morning there was every indication that Pinchot would be on the stand all day Vertrees Challenges Pinchot As soon as Pinchot took the stand today Attorney Vertrees for Ballinger asked him to state one single fact of his own knowledge not hearsay that reflected upon Ballinger.'s official con- duct Referring to his memoranda he said the fact of my own knowledge is Ballinger's letter to the president with he en- closed Ronald's letter These letters contain misstatements which I have already arid am prepared further to show Vertrees Presses Further Vertrees pressing him further Pinchot said tie never discussed the Cunningham cases with Ballinger and the only knowledge he had at first hand is limited to the writings that are not disputed Pinchot said lie and Ballinger never mere thari friendly because he distrusted policies Withdrew Land to Protect Sites Pinchot admitted he had hot read Ballinger's letter of protest ing the creation of the Chugach for- est in Alaska and did not know what reasons he gave in the letter It was brought out that a committee rule prevented hig seeing the letter He was then given an opportunity to read the letter and was asked if it ed hostility tp the policy of tion and Pinchot said he thought it did During the series of questions lowing the witness admitted that un- der his direction large withdrawals of lends for power sites had been made wher not necessary but he explained this was done to protect possible er sites He declared this was the policy of Garfield Wilson and velt also v M mm HAD XOT THE STOMACH TO FACE CHARGES ROOSEVELT WOMEN SAIL FOR KHARTOUM Naples March Roosevelt and Miss Ethel Roosevelt sailed today for Alexandria Egypt They expect to meet Roosevelt at Khartoum HEAVY FOG MAKES NIGHT DARK Leaves no Address and New York Community Is Greatly Stirred New York March Victor M Patterson the former Con- minister In Waterloo la has disappeared from his haunts In New York city and nearby points without leaving an address The New York the story is as According to a special press message from Howells a little village near Mid- New York Victor M Patterson pastor of the Congregational church there and formerly a popular pastor of Waterloo la where he is said to have a wife resigned his Howells pastorate suddenly Tuesday giving private ness reasons as an excuse and has left the town although without stating any future address except that of his sister in Brooklyn believed he was about to marry a handsome young Brooklyn whom he has stated he was en- Mabel Ronke daughter of H E Ronke a well known commercial man of 721 Cortelyou road Brooklyn who is an intimate friend of Patterson's sister Two months ago the Rev Dr L H Pyle of the Parkville Congregational church to whom Patterson for a time acted as assistant in the parish after coming from Iowa last August ed official records of Patterson's for- mer marriage from Palo Alto Iowa and immediately notified Ronke and his daughter of their contents Miss Ronke immediately broke the en- gagement and since has been in ill health and retirement Patterson since the denouncement has not been known to have visited Brooklyn Before Ronke could secure an explanation Patterson slipped out and neither he nor his daughter know where he went The young people had been hood acquaintances The community and the church are much stirred up THE SUIE PROPOSED HIGHWAY FROM BUQUE TO SIOUX CITY Senate Intends to Dispose of The Administration Measure Today ITS FRIENDS ARE NOT ENCOURAGED Adoption of the Cummins Amendment Thought To Jeopardize Washington March friends of the administration postal savings bank did not feel greatly assured as to its prospects of age when the senate resumed con- sideration of the measure today with the idea of disposing of it ing the day The adoption of the pending mins amendment to the Smoot amendment it was felt would place the itself in jeopardy and they were strong in the opinion that ery other matter should give way to the justification of the Smoot vision unchanged The Smoot Amendment The Smoot amendment provides that when in the judgment of the president war or any other exigency involving the credit of the ment so requires the board of tees may withdraw all or any part of said funds from the banks and in- vest the same in bonds or other of the United States Cummins sought to change the provision so as to make sure of its application only in of war Root Urges His Amendment Senator Root took the floor to urge the necessity of putting the on a constitutional basis His idea was to afford an opportunity to invest their earnings he said and at the same time to put themselves in the position of supporting their government With the end in view of ing such a system he said he had introduced bis amendment ing for the investment of funds in TAFT INAUGURATED ONE YEAR AGO TODAY The following outlines the developments of the Taft ad- ministration which completes Its first year Traveled miles by railroad and 6.000 by bile Visited thirty states and two territories Made speeches Appointed 6.917 federal of- fleers Sent eighteen messages congress Lost seven weighed 326 on March 4 1909 and 319 on March 3 1910 Obtained enactment of a new tariff law Took initial step looking to the prosecution of the beef trust Unearthed customs at New York and discharged three federal Forester Gifford Pinchot Assistant For- ester O W Price and Law Of- fleer A W Shaw Instituted an inquiry into the high cost of living Forced the abdication of ident Zelaya dictator of araugua Shook hands with President Diaz on Mexican soil government securities and expressed the opinion that without some such provision the would be invalid As the stands 1 do not be- lieve that it can bo brought within the description of any of the powers conferred by the de- clared Root Opposes Cummins Amendment He was opposed to tne present amendments offered to the but as he considered it impossible to get anything better he would be willing to accept the Smoot provision but he thought that it should remain un- changed The Cummins modification he pronounced worthless and as equivalent to wiping off the statutes any provision for government ment as one of the purposes in the Root continued at length against the Cummins amendment citing the position of banks in times of panic when they had lost the confidence of the people He wanted to know where government would be with obligations to tors and without any other security than that supplied by the banks which could no more pay the than they could any one else Report of Miraculous Find in Washington Disaster Lacks Confirmation LOSS TO RAILWAYS IS ABOUT Floods Are Now Subsiding And Rail Traffic Is Being Resumed Seattle Wash hundred and eighteen dead In tho train overwhelmed by the lington avalanche Is the estimate today by Seattle newspapers passengers trainmen and postal clerks and the rest ers Everett Wash March re- port was circulated last night that ten persons were found alive in a car excavated from a mass of ered wreckage at Wellington so far uncounted A wire to Wellington was lost during last night's storm and it is Impossible to get word di- rect from there Railways Lose Seattle Wash March in the Wellington disaster the weather conditions of the last ten days have been responsible for the loss of to the various railways of the Pacific northwest The floods are subsiding and railway traffic is being resumed slowly ALIMONY A YEAR TO MRS ASTOR New York March tory degree of divorce of Mrs Ava Willing Astor from her husband Col John J Astor entered last fall was made final today Report has it that Mrs Aster will receive a year alimony Standard quality cigar Bo The fog this morning was the densest ever seen here and W C Webb fireman at the court house who lives at 419 Tenth street east when called to the court house at 2 a m to stir up the fire for the warming up of the jurors who were out all night it was necessary for him to feel his way along the curb with a stick It was so densely foggy and so dark that he could fr not see his hand before him and the street lights were screened away by the heavy vapor that hung in the air near fr the earth When he got to Fourth street Mr Webb noted his location only by feeling the street car tracks with his stick There was no illumination there the arc light being wholly ob- When day broke this 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 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 la March interest is being taken in this ty in the proposed dragged road from Dubuque to Sioux City or what is to be known as the river to 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 It will offer a fine system of highways for a distance of several miles adjacent to the Illinois 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 dragged I TODAY'S NEWS HAPPENINGS GATHERED FROM OVER IOWA mm CHARLES OF 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 salesman had a Jonah day when he was arrested for 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 tion which resulted in the fining of Phillips Lydia Myers also instituted civil action against him demanding 575 for causing her mental and sical anguish and humiliation FI IT 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 company and also the store rooms of the Spokane Furniture com- pany and the machinery of the Pulp Board Box company The loss is at about partly ed Davenport la March ing der a wealthy retired farmer aged 56 hanged himself in his barn at Plain View yesterday He had ed with mental trouble for several years CAPTAIN GILE DEAD AGED 93 Dubuque la March Abner Gile pioneer steamboat man on the upper sippi river died at McGregor day and will be buried Saturday j der Masonic auspices He was 931 years old REP MERCHANT MARINE LEAGUE Intimidation of ed In Indictment C March The will hear of Minnesota his ration In the house that Improper In- fluences were being to the passage of Uie ship subsidy The committee will de- termine whether the charges will be investigated Philadelphia Pa March hope of an amicable settlement of the street car strike having been 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 roads involved In the controversy was today taken up by the board of 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 vice president of the men's union After both sides had outlined their plan of testimony the board adjourned until next day Des Moines la March ing League of Iowa Municipalities will probably take a hand in the legislative contest ing to elect members of the ture opposed to the public utilities commission HOME EDITORS ENDORSE CANNON Danville 111 March republican editors of the Eighteenth congressional district of Illinois resented by Speaker Cannon today endorsed the speaker's policies called upon him to be n candidate proved the tariff and paid a high tribute to President Taft find Governor Doneen Des Moines la March f Ing Iowa department of the G A R lost 209 veterans by death in the last half of 1909 cording to the semi-annual report prepared today by Adjutant General Newman PARCELS POST IS Des Moines la March Retail Hardware men's state convention today elected the lowing L C Abbott of ident and A R Sales of Mason City secretary The resolutions endorsed the parcels post good roads and pure paint laws good Big Head 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 nue took poison night hut tors pumped her out and sbe will live WOLVES KAT WOODSMAN Victim's Bones Encircled by Five Animals 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 or have conspired and ated with a view of securing the en- of ship subsidy legislation by corrupt means are contained in a presented to the house day by Representative Halvor son of Minnesota The Steenerson which was submitted In the open house provides for the 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 Ing of corruption blackmail acy and Intimidation of members of congress opposed to subsidy 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 In a recent publication of the American Flag a Cleveland magazine statements were made that reflected on him in his 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- 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 terance by the Minnesala member that it was not written in his 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 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 ed a question of general privilege The Minnesota member was permitted to formally offer the resolution which was as stated referred to the com- 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 ed matter devoted to the advancement and agitation of legislation for by congress for ocean mail service and subsidy payments ly Further tbat an effort is being made improperly to influence bers of congress in connection with this legislation In pursuance of this conspiracy the resolution recites funds are being col- 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 tion because of his opposition to This took place during the last 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 of Assaulting Of- ficer Robinson MOB INDICTMENTS ARE NOT EXPECTED Dallas Tex March Sea today instructed the grand jury to in- the lynching yesterday of the negro Brooks with a view to in- dicting the mob leaders It is ed however that there will be no in- The city is quiet today AMERICAN PHONE BUYS STOCK Boston Mass March chase by the American Telephone Co of shares of its stock re- cently sold by the MacKay company was announced here today by dent Vail who says the stock was cured at a price representing a cash overturn of to TO SETTLE R O DISPUTE Washington D C March Chairman Knapp find Dr Neill under act wont to today to an effort adjust without a the difference between Baltimore Ohio and the brotherhood of railway trainmen true bills of indictment reported Into the district court ot Black Hawk county this afternoon The list Otto Woodyard and W H Smith with intent to commit slaughter J B Kamm uttering a and forgery C T 2 uttering a eel Instrument and forgery J W Williams property hy false pretenses J D Cohn illegally selling garine Watkins Ripke illegally selling oleomargarine Harry E uttering forged in- strument William assault with intent to do great bodily injury The above will toe compelled to 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 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 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 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 for Wall on his farm and after uttering the forged in- strument he returned to the home Hosman la a painter arid 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- a team of Benjamin Palmer then in the livery business in 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 pendent Meat markets in Waterloo is accused of selling oleomargarine iit tax serving all the rules and 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 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 at the corner of Commercial and son streets SENATOR'S COW CLUE TO LOST RELATIVES Washington March Stephenson of Wisconsin has ently grown jealous of Speaker matrimonial bureau He poses to establish a bureau for the tracing of long lost relatives At least that is the interpretation some of his colleagues place on a story which the senator was telling day It appears that a woman in more read the story of Senator 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 them Mr 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 TRAINER Ann Arbor March P of Pa today trainer of of Michigan athletic
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