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"THE PAPER THAT BOOSTS KEO
KUK ALL THE TIME.
of The Dally Gate City
»re Served the full Leased Wire Ser
vice of the United Press Associations.
118. NO. 74.
[speaker Clark Was the Storm
Center Today and His
Stand Was the
PRESIDENT'S BACK FIRE
I Final Vote Now Expected to be
Extremely Close, Instead
of a Good Ma
[onited Press Leased Wlre Service.l
WASHINGTON, March 27.—Presl
dent Wilson won an initial victory in
the houae this afternoon In his fiflht
for repeal of the Panama free tolla
I exemption. By a vote of 200 to 172,
the house swept aside all opposition
and adopted the rule for limited con
I sideratlon of the Sims repeal resolu
tlon. On a previous r*aolutlon it
voted 207 to 176 to close debate on
the rule. The test vote was generally
regarded as an indication of the pass
age of the repeal resolution unless
there were unfavorable developments
for the president from the open war
declared today between friends of the
president and Speaker Clark. Repre
sentative Hard wick bitterly attacked
Clark in the house for "deserting"
and opposing the president because
of Clark's stand in opposing the so
called "gag rule."
I By Bond P- Geddes, 3taff correspond
entof t£e United Press.]
avals of the president's. demand for
repeal of the Panama free tolls was
Impending in the houae today. Speak
er Clark was the storm center. He
was expected to lead the fight against
the president, following his statement
opposing the rule for consideration
of the Sims repeal resolution. One
hour of fervid" oratory on the rule was
the curtain raiser to the test vote to
day. Voting on the rule was schedul
ed to begin about 1:
SO with the result
to be known -shortly lifter 2 o'clock.
No vote in years was ever more in
doubt. The president's opponents
would not make any prediction. His
supporters, who yesterday claimed a
majority from 40 to 70, today admit
ted the figures would be "extremely
close." They said the majority on
the rule would be much smaller, but
Insisted they had voted to pass the
repeal resolution itself.
extreme latter course and provoke an
open split in the democratic ranks.
Clark himself refused to indicate his
Galleries were jammed again to
day for the decisive clash in the vote
upon the rule. Crowds stood outside
the doors, unable to secure seats.
The large number of diplomats in the
diplomatic private gallery was re-
Expressed Views on Arma
ment Question Do Not
TUnlted Preap Leased "Wire Service.]
STOCKHOLM, March 27.—After
ene of the most bitter political cam
V*lgns in the history of Sweden, poll
ing began Aday for members of the
ew lower house of the Riksdag, to
replace thmt dissolved on March 6,
as the result of the alleged invasion
the rights of the people by King
Gnstav IV. The Stockholm district
Is the first to vote and the polling
Qpntlnue elsewhere until April 7.
CtolBg to the Intense interest 90 per
cent of the vote is expected to be
The parliamentary crisis leading to
garded as (significant. "Represent*-, •WW*.*
tlves of Japan, Germany and several
Latin-American countries are keep
ing close ipersonal watch upon the
To counteract the effect of Speaker
Clark's opposition it wa3 perslstautly
rumored today that President Wilson
was considering the spectacular
course of starting a "back fire" by is
suing a formal statement from the
white house. It was also rumored
that the president might go before
congress again, in a personal appeal
to amplify his repeal message and
give further reasons for requesting the
repeal. Submission of the real diplo
matic necessity for the repeal, it was
believed would rally all factions and
parties to his position. Chairman
Henry of the rule3 committee point
ed out today that defeat of the re
peal rule would not by any means
indicate rout for the president's plan.
He said that he felt certain the pend
ing rule would be adopted.
feated, howover, a new rule would
be brought In, yielding to
eration3 which would not preclude
later congresses from passing a free
tolls provision at some future time.
War to the Knife.
[By Bond P. Geddes, staff correspond
ent of the United Press.1
A dozen administration democrats
met in Representative Adamson's of
fice and decided to accept the battle
gage offered by Clark in an open and
bitter assault on the speaker for
knifing" the president. The mere
question of repeal of the tolls exemp
tion provision by the house was com
pletely overshadowed by the open
breach developed between the titular
head of democracy and the presiding
officer of the house.'
Chairman a dam son of the Inter
state commerce commission was chos
en to open the fray. It *as decided
he would make a fifteen minute
speech against Clark, and that Rep
resentative Hardwick should follow,
While they were planning their
fight upon the speaker, the anti-repeal
forces conferred. The speaker was
considering a -speech on the rule
(Continued on page 2.)
KING OF SWEDEN MAY BE
FORCED TO LEAVE THRONE
they were far in excess of the pro
gram formulated by the liberal cab
inet then in power, and as the king
Premier Asquith Has Not Made
the Statement He/^
IS POSTPONED AGAIN
Colonel Seely is Willing to Shoulder
the Entire Responsibility
for the Gough
[United Press Leased Wire Service.]
LONDON, March 2.7—When the
house of commons convened today,
Premier Asquith had still failed to
solve the problem of meeting the sec
ond crisis faced by his caDlnet with
in a week. At that hour Field Mar
If de-jshai sir John French, chief of the
general staff, and Adjutant General
the de- sir John Spencer Ewart were stand-
mands of Clark and other opponents
by amendments extending debate and
ipermitting amendment of the Sims
resolution. The particular amend
ment desired is one which will de
clare that the repeal 1b not a sur
render to Great Britain—is not an serve in Ulster.
interpretation of the Hay-Pauncefote| The statement -which the premier
treaty—but a temporary expedient'.has promised to make the house of
made necessary by diplomatic consid- commons as to the commanding of-
Ing firm in their determination to
retire from the service as a result
of the government's repudiation of the
note they initiated with War Minis
ter Seely assuring General Gough his
command* would not be forced to
fleers was prepared for a third time.
It was expected last night but was
put over until today. When the com
mons convened the cabinet was still
It was then said the Asquith state
ment might be expected shortly after
WASHINGTON, March 27.—Openjncon kUt announcement was made
war—war to the knife and the knife that it had been postponed until 5
to the hilt—was declared today be-'
tween President Wilson and Speaker
Clark. Their partisans in the house
showed the issue clearly.
ed. General French was summoned
He declared that hia resignation had
then been neither accepted nor with-
drawn, and that he had every inten-|on
Still Has Some Friends.
PARIS, March 27.—The radicals of
Mamers will not desert Joseph Call
laux because of the crisis in his tcareer
brought about by the murder of Gas
ton Calmette by Mme, Cahlnux. Word
was received today that the radicals
insist upon the former minister of
finance becoming a candidate for re
election to the chamber of deputies
despite his announcement that he
would retire to private life.
Armor of Ancestor.
"ARIS, March 27.—King Alphonso
having expressed a wish to be pre
sented with the pieces of armor of
Philip II, his ancestor, now in the
army museum here, probably will be
given the relics which he desires to
iplace with the rest of the armor of
Philip 11 in the palace at Madrid. In
return, it is said, he will give to the
French government a complete set
of the Charles Quint armor now
tlon of retiring. started, after having been closed
There was a wide variety of re
ports in circulation a3 to
Secretary Seely would surely be sac-
rlflced in order to retain General
attacking the speaker for alleged ence hingea the outcome of the en
"traitorous conduct" toward the'tire affair. Colonel Seely showed hisj^ppn |s Time Set for Weather
president. I willingness Wednesday to shoulder Bureau Messenger Civil Service
The president's lieutenants also de- entire responsibility for the "Gough Tests.
cided to fight against amendment of treaty" and a second suuinlssion of Owing to the limited number of ap-
Whether Speaker dark would take the repeal rule and against lengthen- his resignation would not cause any plants who are expecting to take the
the floor in a speech against the rule ing the debate. They determined to surprise. examination for messenger in the
and also attempt to carry the house "stand pat" on the pending rule, with In the lobby of the house of com- weather bureau office, the date has
by storm against the repeal bill, was [a decisive vote imminent about 2:00!mons there was the liveliest specula-1 been set for April IX instead of to
tbe crux of uncertainty in the situa- o'clock. tion a3 to whether the further post- morrow as was first advertised. The
tion today. The president's spokes-j Those who enlisted under the Wil-1ponement of the Asquith statement
men doubted if he would resort to the 3on standard at today's conference foreshadowed the fall of the cabinet, morrow in order to allow more appli-
were Representatives Adamson, Sims,! The belief was expressed by
Sherley, Covington, Hardwick, Henry, that failure to bring about a
A. Mitchell Palmer, Day, Flood, Hull,
Garrett and Foster.
ment of the new army tangle would
tion in the present conflict was clear
ly indicated today. Afier confer
ences with Premier A3quith and Gen
eral French yesterday, his majesty
kept ln close touch with the situation.
It was understood that it was at his
(request that Asquith and Colonel
Seely made their statements in the
house of commons absolving the king
from any interference in the original
difficulty with General dough and
other Irish officers. As the king con
sults Queen Mary on all matters, the
queen is said to be in high temper at
in reply to a protest from the pre-! the turn of events which resulted
mier declared his intention of freely the outbursts against the throne,
speaking his mind to his people when- How Premier Asquith expects to
ever he felt that the occasion de- emerge from the army tangle was as
manded, the cabinet resigned. jmuch a matter of speculation today
The king appointed Baron Ham-jas yesterday. There were reports
marskjold, a conservative, to succeed, that Colonel Seely might resign and
Premier Staaff. The dissolution and become colonial secretary with Lewis
order for a general election followed.
The progressive majority in the late
lower house was 100, there being 101
liberals and 63 socialists, as against
64 conservatives. Should the liberal
socialist combination be returned to
power, it will mean a popular rebuke
to the monarch which might possibly
lead to his abdication in favor of his
The two progressive parties are
firmly united In their opposition to
the king's interpretation of his prerog
atives but they are now at odds on
the armament issue. This was raised
this election was precipitated on ion account of popular suspicion pre
SVbrtwry «, when young Oustav ad- vailing throughout Sweden that Rus
Cresclng a delegation of 300,000 peas- sia's recent extraordinary military
ants and land owners, organized by (activities in Finland indicate that the
causervatlves, expressed his own view jczar has designs on the Scandinavian
hereipt ot armament. As peninsula.
French. After an extended session I
the full cabinet meeting adjourned
and Colonel Seely and General French
were left closeted with Asquith. It
was believed that upon this confer-J
Harcourt, now holding that portfolio,
succeeding Seely. Other reports de
clared that John Burris, president of
the local government board, might be
come the war secretary. At all events
it was agreed that the government
stepped from one blunder into an
other when, after Colonel Seely de
clared he added two paragraphs to
the cabinet document without the ap
proval of other ministers, giving Gen
eral Gough his Ulster guarantee, the
resignation of the war secretary was
George Bernard Shaw, socialist and
playwright, declared King George to
be a syndicalist in an address before
a socialist meeting last nignt.
"Queen Victoria was a whig King
(Continued on page 2.)
the premier might talce in meeting tne
crisis. One report was that War:
KEOKUK, IOWA, FRIDAY, MARCH 27, 1914
Steamer Struck Rock and Sank
as She Was Enter
ing the Har
United Press Leased Wire Service.]
BRISBANE, Australia, March 27
Eighteen persons were drowned when TWO
the French steamship St. Paul struck,
a rock antf sank as she was entering
the harbor here today. The St. Paul
was a vessel of 1,633 tons and sailed
TO START POST LIGHTS
FOR THE SEASON
Commissioner of Lighthouses Has Or
dered Lights to be Started for
Season April 1.
Postlights on the Mississippi river
between Quincy, 111., and Rock Island,
o'clock. in., will be started for the season on
Asquith called a special meeting of: ^prjj by order of the commissioner
the cabinet e^ly today to again tak®jpj u^p^es, according to.inform*
VP theresl^atUms ®ner® 'tion received here-today from Major
John French and GefleraS Ewart. Hoffman, lighthouse Inspector at
Soon after the cabinet session open-
'with the starting of these
the lock at the dam wlll b#
fop the seagon and navigatio/i
the upper Mi8Bi8Bippl
since November of last year. The
It will then start tri-weekly trips be-
tween Burlln&ton and QuinCy,
flrgt boat to 0perate
will be held two weeks from to-
to file their names.
settle-1 The job as messenger in the weath-
office is open to boys who have
mean the dissolution of rte cabinet, passerl their sixteenth, but not their while it is somewhat warmer in the
That King George believes he has eighteenth birthday. It pays $360 per
been placed in a most delicate posi- annum. Applicants should get blanks
and Information concerning the exam
ination from Miss Lillian M. Perkins
at the postofflce.
It is the duty of all of us to use
every fair means to protect our
That is thrift in Its best sense.
When we spend money ws should
be sure that we are getting some
thing of substantial value for it.
We should buy with knowledge.
Ths advertising in this news
paper assists you to this knowl
edge—it plays an important part
in your' well being.
It is the news of the market
place and by reading and weigh
ing it you are equipped to buy to
the bast advantage.
Women long ago learned the
value of advertising, because they
have the large part of the family
Income to spend and must mak»
the dollars go as far as possible.
They realize that it pays fo
know—yand to buy— when and
where the opportunity is best for
them. And they realize, too, that
th can gain this knowledge from
the advertising columns of good
newspaipers like The Gate City.
will arrive here April
from Davenport on its trip to Quincy
HAS BEEN CHANGED
OF THAW CASE
Attorneys File Final Briefs in
Effort to Permit Him
YEARS OF COURT
Decision In the Latest Move Is Ex
pected to be Rendered
[United Press Leased Wire Service.]
CONCORD, N. H., March 27.—Final
briefs in the Harry K. Thaw extradi
tion case now pending before the Unit
ed States district court in the forrii of
petitions for a writ of habeas corpus
and for admission to bail were filed
iby Thaw attorneys today. A decision
by General Edgar A. Aldrlch is ex
pected within three weeks.
For Keokuk and vicinity: Unset
tled weather tonight and Saturday
with probably rain. Not much change
in temperature. Moderate to brisk
For Illinois, Iowa and Missouri:
Unsettled weather tonight and Sat-!
to brisk winds.
Depressions In the lower Mississippi
northern plains and mountain states.
depression has formed on the
northern Pacific slope, which is caus
ing unsettled weather throughout the
west, and conditions indicated un-!
settled weather, with probably rain,
and little change in temperature for!
this section tonight and Saturday.
The river will remain nearly sta
tionary with a tendency to fall from
Davenrort to Keokuk during the next
26 7 p.m. .. 29.94 59 N Cldy
27 7 a.m. .. 30.01 44 N Cldy
Rainfall for the past 24 hours, 16
River above low water of 1SC4, 1
foot, 8 tenths.
Change in 24 hours, fall 1 foot.
Mean temperature, March 26. 62.
Highest temperature, 73.
Lowest temperature, 52.
Lowest temperature last night. 44.
A large part of the forty-one print
•ed pages of the argument deals with'
the question of ball indicating that
whichever way the Pending.flnai arrangements for the burial
decided, attorneys for the slayer of ..
Stanford White are fighting for his
admission to ball during the two years
Mexican Rebels Reported Flee
ing Northward in Utter
Rout By the
VILLA CLAIMS SUCCESS
No Reliable News From Battle
field on Account of the
[United Press Leased Wire Service.l
GOMEZ PALACIO, DURANCrO,
Mexico. M.rch «.-* a.
recaptured" this placs from the fed
eral defenders after a fierce battle,
during which artillery was used with
effect by both sides, General Fran
cisco Villa at this hour is making
wan fugitive make their most import-1 was of the most desperate character
ant point the fact that all questions of and Villa himself said it was the
and asserts that the decision was at
'lies" detention .until-tt is safe for- the
prisoner to go at large again, the
brief states, and on this ground con-1
tends that Thaw was Illegally in de-
tention and committed no crime in es-1
caping, nor was it a crime to assist in
which will probably pass before the assault on Torreon itself.
case is settled in the United States su- The fighting which proceeded the
preme court. Attorneys for the Matte-1 recapture of Gomaz Palacio Thursday,. poe8e88jon
Thaw's Banity must be settled before bloodiest day of battle of his military federa.ls could withstand any longer
it can be determined whether New career. There was also a savage than that the fearful bombardment
York has the right to extradite him. about Loredo, the other important. g0jng
The briefs attacked Justice Mor-j suburb of Torreon, Wednesday andJj Before midnight Chao received 'a
schauser's position in sustaining the Thursday. Losses on both sides dur-1
constitutionality of the New York jng both these engagements were very dated Gomez Palacio, ordering haste in
statute under which Thaw was held In heavy, although no estimates of the sending the building material requlr-,
the asylum for the criminal insane, dead and wounded are available at
variance with earlier opurt decisions, ^fter the constitutionalists regained poles. Nothing was said In tills dls
.The police power of New York author-
tll^ rjfle' flre
aJj parts^^ Qf
with probably rein. Not much J,"" official business.
change in temperature. Moderate
valley, and in the lower lake region. JiUa declared ouM^
have been attended by general rains: ^eneraI assault on I
The northern field of high pressure
per Mississippi valley, and freezing make no promises.
temperature in the northern portion.,——
Dally River Bulletin.
FRED Z. (JOSEWISCH,
Weep If Yeu Wish.
There are said to be 1,000,000 home
less cats in Chicago. People whose
specialty is long distance sorrow, have
oar permission to cry their eyes out.
Torreon and replied' with single, hastily constructed military.
spirit. IJttle damage was done on wire.
TTTK WEAIHEK 'the rebel side but Villa bslieves .Meantime while Khe embargo o*
havoc has been wrought in the be- newspaper despatches from the battle
leaguered city by his gunners. The
gathering up the
battle fields of Loredo and Gomez
I Palacio and rushing them to field hos-! The federal junta here has recefved
pitals and' other places where hos- many messages from Mexico City and
pitals are also maintained. Burial par- Piedras Xiegras, conflicting in many
Jti« wprp nisn sent out particulars, but all with a general
throughout the central valleys, with as these preliminaries were out.of the and that the rebels, in utter rout, are
nearly three inches of rain falling at
fiAlvf^tnn sleep several hours last night and Katiroaa ornciais neie were nonnea
,hl mnrn-re early today that telegraph wires con-
were ,n flne
take Torreon today, but hi would
GRANDCHILD OF PRESIDENT
Politician Would be of More
Benefit to Burleson as
Courtland, Va., or if not, then she
(demands that Miss Sadie Cole, whoi
heads the civil service eligible list,
gets the Job. Incidentally, Miss Tay
lor is fighting a combination headed
I by Postmaster General Burleson, the
practical politician of the Wilson cab
I lnet. Miss Tyler who Is more than
sixty years old has en postmistress
at Courtland for twenty years There
THE AV RATHER.
Not Much Change in Tem
perature. Local Temp—7 p.
m. 59 7 a. m. 44.
"Wait and see," was h^jxemaiik to
the newspaper men.
BL PASO, Texas., March 27.—Ex
cept for two brief dispatches filed by.
General Francisco Villa, and claiming-'
uniform rebel success in the fighting
about the belleaguere city of Torreon,'
the silence from "the front" in Mexico
continued today. These two dispatches
indicate, however, that Villa has re-*
taken Gomez Palacio. One of the dls
patches was sent from El Verjal and
one from Gomez Palacio. The first
from El Verjel said Gomez Palaclu,
had been In complete possession otf
constitutionalists since Thursday
morning, but thfit El Verjel would bo
maintained as a base of military oper*
a tlon until the railroad connecting it
with Gomez Palacio could be rebuilt.
This same dispatch urged General
Manuo! Chao, military governor of
Chihuahua state, at Juarez, to ruslx
with wnich to repair the railroad. The
federals attempted to leave Torreon
for the south Thursday morning, saidi
the dispatch, but were driven back in
to the city. Villa also reported
threo thousand constitutionalists, un-
for his wounded General Mac Lovios Herrera had
his dead and care iur """""Tj been sent eastward for the purpose of
before giving the order for a general
& flaUma TJja
dispatch closed with a statement
that the rebels would be in complete
Torreon, together with
garrison not later than Sat-
villa did not believe th»
from all sides.
dispatch from Villa this time
e(j anti ai8o
hour. cross-arms, insulators and. telegraph
ordering telegraph wire,
Palaxxlo yesterday, Ipatclj regarding, where these supplies
the battle field. The rebel the federals upon their retreat, after'
however, continue to shell [their original advance toward* Efcca-
steadily. General Refugio Ion, destroyed all the telegraiph wires
federal commander, had
mou^tej big guns at
along the railroad and that Villa's ar-
my has since been dependent on a
field continues, Juarez asserts that the
steady cannon fire has ssrved to give! only reasons correspondents at the
the Torreon garrisbn no rest. front are kept off the wire is that, if
At daylight today. Villa ordered his' each one were permitted to send out a
troops to lend all assistance to the story, the entire time of the single
the purpose or
operation would be taken up
wounded on tha'w1th Press matter to the exclusion of
tendency to show the federals at Tor-
reon are winning alI along the llne.
th_t thp rfii,els
has moved to the Lake Superior reg-1 Villa told the correspondents he necting Mexico it with the border
ion, causing colder weather in the up-
in utter rout are
officials here were notified
Mexico Citv with the border
(Continued on page 2.)
TO BE OUSTED FROM OFFICE
man who will be of political assist*
ance to liim. So he recommended
A. Williams and the latter's nominal
tion went to thi senate and was con
firmed. Miss Tyler's friends, include
tng many democratic members of con*
gress. persuaded President Wilson ta
hold up Williams' commission andl
they sent for Miss Tyler to come hjre
to tell the president why either sbfl|
Vi.ited Press Leased Wire Service.l or Miss Cole should get this job.
WASHINGTON. March 27. Be-' Miss Cole and Miss Tyler «me ta
cause she says "a Tyler nsver re-jths white house early today.
treats,-' Miss Mattie Tyler, grand- "I simply want Justice," saiC Missi
daughter of John Tyler, tenth presi
dent of the United States, In Wash
Ington today is demanding what she
t?rms justice. Miss Tyler tried to see
President Wilson, but it was cabinet
I day and she had to wait. She wants,
herself reappointed postmistress at
Tyler. "If my age barred me from
reappointment and the president
wants to give this job to some one
else, then I think tli3 other woman
who was abls to take the examination
and who passed with high honors
should be named."
Postmaster General Burleson who
came to the whitj house immediately!
after Miss Tyler left, was asked
whether there would be reconsidej"a«
tlon of Williams' appointment. "I do
not expect so," h? said. "A rule
a rule, the postmaster at Courtland
must be named from the civil service
list and Miss Tyler Is not on It."
has never been opposition to her re- statement, it is known a bitter eUort
appointment. Recently it was an- is being waged to have the president}
nounced that a civil service examlna-: urge th? senate to withdraw its con*
tion would be held for the Courtland flrmation of Williams and then to is
po8tofli.ee. Miss Tyler's age barred: sue an executive order waiving th«»
her. Another woman, Miss Cole, car- civil service so that Miss Tyler can
ried off the honors. But Represanta- hold her Job, of, if not. to provide for?
tive Holland wanted the Job for s' her in some other way.
Despite the postmaster general's