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RISE CEASES AT
Work Continued Among
Levee Builders During
the Lull as the Crest of
Ohio Still Expected.
5,000 BARRELS OF
^WHISKY IN IlIVER
Distillery at Louisville Col
lapsed in High Waters,
Causing Loss of $250,000
Cairo, 111., April 2.—Cairo had a lit
tle respite from Its flood scare due to
the fact that the Ohio waters were at
a standstill from midnight. The
reading at that hour was 54 and if
anything the guage showed a little
less at 7 o'clock today.
The relief however will only be
temporary, it is said as engineers gave
as -the cause the passing of the crest
in the Wabash high water. The crest
cf the Ohio river flood waters i^ still
to come and it is expected that before
tonight the guage readings will be
again in the ascendancy. n|
Another cause for the standstill was
said to be due to the vast volume of
water now flowing into the lowlands,
of the drainage district. It was re
ported that the water is flowing over
the Big Four tracks in that section for
a distance of three-fourths of a mile.
Those who are looking out for the
reinforcement of the levees did not
allow work to abate, even though the
rise had stopped.
Train service into the city had not,
been resumed early today. Only work
-^prains -came In tind -the sand'hauled- off
.these was rapidly placed on the levee
'/by a big force of workmen.
Hope is held ^out that the waters
nay continue to recede today In order
that the city may be better prepared
for the high water which Is coming.
Conditions In the drainage section
were at a standstill. AH business
was abandoned and it was said that
by tonight the great area would be
under at least 12 feet of water.
Much Whisky is Lost.
Louisville, Ky., April 2.—A large
Warehouse of the Rugby Distillery Co.
In the western end of the city, weak
ened by flood waters, collapsed late
last night, releasing to the river about
5,000. barrels'of whisky, valued at a
quarter of a million dollars.
The threatened collopse of weakened
buildings was the only source of
anxiety today as the crest of the flood
passed Louisville with a stage of
slightly moje than 45 feet.
Lower river points continued to ex
perience rising waters. Paducah, with
water standing more than two feet
deep in the lower sections of the city
faces the menace of a useless lighting
plant. Henderson and Owensborp,
safe from flood damage themselves
were taxed with the care of hourly in
At Wickliffe where are gathered
more than 3,000 refugees from Hick
man, Cairo^nd Columbus, and the
shelter situation is becoming acute.
Cincinnati Reports Fall.
Cincinnati. O., April 2.—After re
maining stationary nearly twenty-four
hours, the Ohio river began falling!
here today. The indications are that
It will continue to fall slowly, and that
the end of the flood is in sight.
Garrison Got Back.
Washington, D. C., April 2.—Secre
tary Garrison returning from his trip
through the Ohio flood district arrived
here today. He went at once to the
•war department and planned to put
before President Wilson later in the
day a report on !iis tour.
Receipts of the Red Cross society
for the relief of the flood sufferers
reached $816,000 today.
THE FULL CREW BILL
TTenton, N. J.,. April 2.—Governor
Fiedler approved last night the "full
crew" bill recently passed by the legis
lature. The law becomes effective
Representatives of practically all
the railroads operating in the state
appeared before the governor today
and urged him to veto the measure on
the ground that it would impose upon
the railroads a large and unnecessary
Rome, April 2,—What are believed
to be the celebrated burning mirrors
invented by Archimedes for destroy
ing an enemy's ship by' focusing the
sun's rays on them have been dis
covered in the harbor of Syracuse.
The find consists of two bronze con
crete disks more than three feet in
diameter joined with a. rotary ap
paratus. One of the disks is pierced
with a central circular hole.
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The single independent candidate to.
be elected is.Alderman Charles E, Mer
riam, a professor at the University of
Otytoago -^nd until
^.recently & progre»
The three progressive republican al
dermen elected are: Hiram Vander
bilt. ninth ward Henry Utpatel, fif
teenth ward, and Jacob A. Heiy, twen
ty-third ward. The two latter were re
Professor Merriam's plurality over
former Alderman Snow was 130.
The new council will stand: Demo
crats, 45 republicans, 21 progressives,
Though Merriam ran as an independ
ent he Is now classed as a progressive
Republicans Elect Mayor.
St. Louis, Mo., April 2.—With four
precincts missing Henry W. Kiel, re
publican is leading his nearest oppon
ent Dr. John H. Simon, democrat' in the
mayoralty race by 1,930 votes. The
board of election commissioners com
posed mostly of democrats concede
Kiel's election by a majority of 2.000.
Frank H. Gerhart the progressive can
didate received but a small vote.
With the possible exception of col
lector and registrar, the balance of the
democratic ticket was chosen. But the
house of delegates and the council will
be controlled by the democrats.
In many of the wards the socialists
more than doubled the progressive vote.
Unsettled at Duluth.
Duluth, Minn., April 2.—This morn
ing the mayoralty election of Duluth
still was in doubt, but it is thought W.
I. Prince is in the lead. Silbersted and
Fay are next on the list.
Interstate Commerce Commission Hear
Final Arguments on Level Rate
Washington, D. C., April 2.—In final
arguments submitted to the interstate
commerce commission today by the
express companies it was maintained
that the new rates proposed by the
commission would involve destructive
reduction in the revenues of the com
It was urged by counsel for the
companies that no proof had been
presented that the general level e£
press rates were too high or that
there was any basis for a general re
duction of rates.
On the record completed by today's
proceedings, the commission will base
Its final order fixing such rates as may
be regarded as reasonable.
SAYS RADIUM HAS
ELIXIR OF YOUTH
Berlin Scientist Finds Great Possi
bilities for Aid to Hardened
Arteries By Its Use.
London, April 2.—That radium can
restore the hardened arteries of mid
dle aged, persons to a healthy condi
Mors Than $3,0Qfr\
Raised First Day
The first half day's "Vork of the big
$8,000 whirlwind subscription cam
paign was a great success, the differ
ent teams raising more than $3,300
this morning, Team No. 7, which is
headed by T. D. Foster, president of
the association, lead the list with
$1,355. Following are the captains and
names of the teams and the amount
raised up until 3 o'clock this after*
J. B. Sax (Houn' Dog)
T. P. Spllman (Camels)
J. F. Powell (Parrots)
E. H. Emery (Tarantulas
F. W. Sharp (Porcupines) 87
Dr. W. B. LaForce (Goose)
T. D. Foster (Pigs)
J. K. Mahoh (Cranes) ..
H. S. Merrick (Sharks)
J. W. Garner (Donkeys)
Total up until 3 o'clock
PARTY VICTORIOUS IN CHICAGO
AND ST. LOUIS—LOSE MAYOR
IN LATTER PLACE.
Chicago, April 2.—The democrats
Bwept the city in the municipal election,
returning twenty-two aldermen and the
superior court Judge, city clerk and
city treasurer. The proposed bond Is
sue of $2,800,000, urged by the Hearst.
Harrison faction of the democratic
party here, carried by a small margin.
The republicans elected eleven alder
men, the progressives three and Inde
pendents one. The progressives had
candidates in every ward, but failed to
Bhow strength, being outvoted by the
republicans nearly three-to-one
throughout the city. The socialist vote
was consistently scattered through all
the wards and was not far below the
prolong life was the claim
made by Dr. Satubermann of Berlin,
in a lecture here before the Roentgen
society yesterday. The apparatus
which will manufacture this "elixir of
youth" consists of an earthenware re
ceptacle containing a minute amount
of radium, which is placed at the bot
tom of a glass bottle. The bottle is
filled with water. In time the water
becomes charged with radium emana
The radium remains active for hun
dreds of years, so it is only necessary
to renew the water in order to get any
number of dpses.
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United States Decided This
Morning to Recognize
China in Its New Form
Washington, D. C., April 2.—The
United States government J»as decid
ed to recognize the Chinese republic.
Secretary Bryan conferred with Presi
dent Wilson for nearly an hour today
at the white house completing the de
A note is being prepared at the
state department to be addressed to
China through the Chinese minister
Calloway Indian Commissioner.
Although Fuller E. Calloway, a cot
ton mill owner of Lagrange, Ga., has
been selected for commissioner of
Indian affairs, no official'- announce
ment of the appointment is expected
for several days. Then the names of
the new commissioner of the general
land office and first assistant secretary
of the interior will also be announced.
In Doubt About McCombs.
While house officials were unable to
day to throw any light on the report
that the democratic national chairman
Wm. F. McCombs has reconsidered his
declination of the ambassadorship to
France and was now inclined to take
Mr. McCombs has for nearly a month
been undecided, and although on one
day he had Informed the white house
he would"'accept, the next day he an
nounced his declination. Within a ^ay
or two after that, Mr. McCombs sig
nified his intention of reconsidering.
Woman In a Quandry.
Women leaders in social andvofficlal
life are at their wits end today over
the problem of the invitations for the
"national welcome breakfast" tHat will
be given for Mrs. Woodrow Wilson and
.Mrs. Thos. R. Marshall Saturday noon.
The banquet hall engaged for the
went will a^jB^Kjdate M0 ,pjwts.
The^*blue bow^ronfalns^lfce names
of mora than 1,200 eligtbles
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ready ^there atfs heart burnings and
"the feeling has broken out openly
among the women who Insist upon
recognition. The national democratic
women's league already has announc
ed that it would not be represented at
the banquet because the seating space
accorded it was not sufficient fQr its
members. There are other defections.
The breakfast will be purely a social
affair and there will be no speeches.
Witness Target Practice.
Norfolk, Va., April 2.—Miss Eleanor
Wilson, the president's youngest
daughter with Secretary Daniel and a
party of other cabinet officials and
their wives, saw the Atlantic fleet at
target practice today on the southern
drill grounds off Cape Henry. The
party expects to start for Washington
AVIATORS TO TRY
Daily Mail's $50,000 Prize Attracts
Several Airmen to Consider Fly
ing Over the Ocean.
London, April 2.—Several aviators
already have announced their inten
tion of competing for the Daily Mail's
$50,000 prize for a trans-Atlantic
flight. Gordon England, a British air
man, and Here Rumpler, a German in
ventor, have declared that they will
enter the contest, and the Blieroits
and Capt. F. S. Cody say they will be
competitors in both the Atlantic flight
and that around Britain.
The Mail says the best belief is
that the Atlantic prize will be won be
fore the end of 1914.
Horace Short, the builder of the
navy waterplanes considers a flight
from America to- Great pritain with
the help of the wind almost feasible
and says that a flight in the reverse
direction may be accomplished within
The only skeptics, adds the Mail,
are the builders of German airships,
who know nothing about waterplanes.
Major von Parsevtl considers an
Atlantic flight far beyond the realms
of present possibilities.
CANADA MAY TRY
THE PARCEL POST
Neighboring Government Wants to
Know How United States Zone
Plan Has Worked Out.
Ottawa, Ont., April 2.—A parcel post
planned on the "zone" system, similar
to that in, the United States, is pro
posed for Canada. Postmaster Gen
eral Pelletlter has announced that he
would introduce the necessary legisla
tion in parliament soon.
Since the inauguration of the sys
tem in the United States the Canadian
postoffice department has handled
great quantities of incoming parcel
post matter without receiving any
benefit in return. The officials here
have watched the operation of the sys
tem closely and have asked the Wash
ington postoffice department for re
port on it. By this means they hope
to avert in the formulation of the
Canadian system any mistakes the
United States may have made.
OTTUMWA, WAPELLO COUNTY, IOWA,THURSDAY, APRIL 3, 1913.
COURT NOT FREE
FROM GRAFT OF
Interstate Commerce Com
mission Finds That Leg
islators, Judges and Oth
ers Demanded Rides.
Washington, D. C., April 2.—The in
vestigation by Commissioner Harlan
of the interstate commerce commis
sion into the practice of Colorado rail
roads of giving free transportation
has brought sensational results.
Criminal indictments of large shippers
and the offending carriers have been
returned.. Commissioner Harlan per
sonally conducted an investigation
and, in his own characterization of the
situation, he "developed violations of
the law on an extraordinary scale."
Mr. Harlan says in a preliminary re
port handed down today that "in one
month over a single railroad seven
thousand tripB were made on passes.
Not only shippers who controlled rout
ing of traffic in any appreciable
quantity were favored at all times, but
even public officials, careless alike of
duty, morals and danger, accepted,
even demanded, these favors of the
"The records show that judges,
state officials, members of the legis
lature, county and municipal officials,
including mayors and aldermen, have
very generally made use of passes.
Not only has this been the case but
the record shows that where" passes
were not volunteered they were asked
for by public officials.
"Even judges have not hesitated to
pursue this course. Personal requests'
of fudges upon carriers for passes are
disclosed by the record, accompanied
by expression of their sense of obliga
tion for such favors granted to them
both before and after they went on
"All classes joined in the orgy of
petty graft, at once sacrificing right
ful revenues ot the cawiers, dis!rlm
inating 'agfilniit all sinair'sHlftpera ana
demoralizing all public officials, in
eluding the legislature and the bench.'
Commissioner Harlan says that the
Colorado carriers have given assur
ance that they will conform their
future practices to the rulings of the
commission in pass matters. The re
port does not disclose what further
steps may be taken of other violations
of law uncovered in course or the in
vestigation), but a final report is
promised to make clear the views of
the commission in tl)ls forbidden, traf
fic in transportation*
CUBIST ART WILL
Illinois legislative Investigators to
Probe the Moral Tone of the
.Much Touted Art.
Chicago, April 2.—Charges that the
international exhibition Of cubist and
futurist pictures, now being displayed
here at the prt institute, contains
many Indecent canvasses and sculp
tures will be investigated at once by
the Illinois legislature white slave
commission. A visit of an investiga
tor to the show and his report on the
pictures caused Lieutenant Governor
Barratt O'Hara to order an immediate
examination of the entire exhibition.
Mr. O'Hara sent the investigator to
look over the pictures after he had re
ceived many complaints of the char
acter of the show.
"We will not condemn the internar
tional exhibit without an impartial in
vestigation," said the lieutenant gov
ernor today. "I have received many
complaints, however, and we owe it to
the public that the subject be looked
The—investigator reported that a
number of the pictures were "im
moral and suggestive." Senators
Woodward and Beall of the commis
sion will visit the exhibition today.
WITH A MURDER
Clarinda, April 2.—Winine Johnson
of this city, a young negress, is in the
county jail, held under a charge of
having murdered Dick Able, a negro
of Clarinda, aged 21.
Able died suddenly in a hotel here
Sunday morning under circumstances
that aroused the suspicions of the offi
cers, who imemdiately sought the girl,
popularly believed to be a friend of
the young man.
FALL DOWN STEPS
Cedar Rapids, April 2.—Succumbing
to a dizzy spell as she was descending
a flight of stairs last night, Mrs.
Joseph Koutnik, 38 years old, wife of
a local grocer, fell to the bottom and
Hampton, April 2.—Met L. Saley,
sixty-seven years old, known as an
authority on the retail lumber busi
ness and the author of several books
on the sublet dead at his home
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Rome, April 2.—A funeral serrloe of
simple and Impressive character was
held over the body of J. Plerpont Mor
gan today. The mourners were very
few in number. They stood amid a
profusion of floral tributes sent by
friends from manjr countries.
Besides Mr. and Mrs. Herbert L.
Satterlee, the son-in-law and daughter
of the deceased, Btood Miss Helen M.
Hamilton, his grand-daughter, Thos.
J. O'Brien, U. 8. ambassador and Mrs.
O'Brien Prof. Giuseppe Bastianelli,
Dr. Allen M. Starr and Dr. Geo. A.
Dixon, the three physicians who had
attended him during his illness Mrs.
Woodworth of New York and Charles
Lanier of New York.
Later In the day arrangements for
the dispatch of the body to the United
States were discussed. It will be
sent by way of the Simplon railroad
through Switzerland and France to
Harve, where it will be placed on
board a liner sailing Saturday.
Qn the request of Ambassador
Presidential Primary Law
Reported Out Senate Re
fuses to Change Time of
[BY ORA WILLIAMS.]
Des Moines, April 2.—There has
been small disposition In the legisla
ture to make sweeping changes in
regard to t*e_prlmary election laws
Yesterday, also, the senate refused
by a vote of 24 to 21 to change the
date for the holding of the primary.
The senate bill as It stood was for
holding the primary the third week
in August. An effort was made to get
it fixed for the third week of June
and this failed. Then the whole bill
lacked two votes of enough to carry.
The bill to provide a way by which
the traveling men and others who are
usually a^ay from home on election
day may vote where they are, stands
very small show of adoption. The bill
whiih provides for direct election of
senators, in case the amendment to
the federal constitution is adopted,
becottie a law.
Defeat Utilities Bill.
The house also got gay and indulg
ed ia a "call of the house" delay. It
came when Lund moved to strike out
the enacting clause of the public util
ities bill from the senate. The bill had
already been amended all out of shape.
The house was spending time on it
that seemed impossible of results.
When the motion was made to strike
out the enacting clause a "call of the
house" was demanded on a roll call,
for the motion meant the death of
the bill and the end of all discussion
on the subject'this year. While' the
"call" was on the members of
house indulged in singing all
songs they could think of- Th©
was then defeated, 54 to 41.
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Morgan*s Funeral Service
in Rome Today was Simple
Remains Leave for Home
egarq to toe primary election laws nqotera in, the sjipon# 1
^rthe state. Ye&erday ttt» why he doesn't make some ijnmedia
received and placed on the calendar
a Mil which at the beginning of the
session was favored by everyone. It
is a bill for a real presidential pref
erence primary, one wherein the vot
ers will have the right tb express
themselves on their preference and
have that preference expressed fair
ly. Senator Darrah has been trying a
long time to get this started and fin
ally has got a report. There is also
reported a bill for a way to vote for
president and vice president without
voting for a lot of candidates for elec
tor, and this single bill is having a
the. legislature and
The bill to appropriate to aid in the
entertainment by Des Moines of the
next G. A. R. encampment came lup
and the senate rejected the committee
amendment to reduce the appropria
tion from $3,000 to $1,500. Then the
bill was laid over until today.
It was Senators Heald, Sullivan and
Kimball who oir Monday voted for im
mediate formation of a sifting com
mittee who changed and caused the
reversal of the situation on Tuesday.
They declared they had gone as-far as
they could go and would not stand
longer with those who wanted the
sifting committee to immediately take
over the entire management of the
senate affairs. As a result of this
change a delay for a day was secured.
It means that the senate will con
tinue to handle bills on their merits
for a short time and not permit any
immediate shutting off of the work of
legislation as planned by Cowles and
The senate passed the Boe bill in
regard to reduced railroad fares to
fairs and expositions. It provides a
cent and a half fare on excursions to
fairs where the previous year there
were 25,000 paid admissions.
There is trouble over the Miller
anti-trust bill which passed the housd.
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O'Brien today, the Italian government
immediately granted all the necessary
concessions to have the body leave
on an express train at 6:1(5 o'clock to
night, reaching the Simplon tunnel
The coffin will occupy a special car
draped with black and silver fringe.
tn the funeral car will be a
[BY E. H. HANSON.]
Burial In Hartford.
New York, April 2.—Funeral ser
vices In this country over the body of
J. Pierpont Morgan will be held In
thiB city at St. George's Protestant
Episcopal church. Interment will be
at Cedarhill cemetery, Hartford,
Conn., Mr. Morgan's birthplace. The
dates will be/decided later.
This brief announcement was made
this afternoon by Henry P. Davison
of J. P. Morgan & Co.
Wade and Reed in Wash
ington Discussing the Pie
Cutting Peeper Makes a
Statement oil Jobs.
C„ April it-—Repre-
sentative Pepper has received jm
many queries from friends and sup*
announcement as to his disposition of
offices that he has felt compelled to
issue a .general' statement on condi
All of the offices which are now
open and within his disposal will like
ly be disposed of within the next thir
ty days. Those which are not direct
ly under his supervision but which he
will have something to say about, in
the districts not represented by demo
cratic congressmen and for the state
at large, will also be given out some
time within the thirty days immediate
ly following the convening of congress
unless present plans miscarry.
Judge M. J. Wade, national commit
teman, and N. F. Reed, state demo
cratic chairman, are in Washington to
go over patronage with Representa
tives Pepper, Connolly and Kirkpatricfc
and while they are here the slate for
the six federal offices, district attor
neys, marshals, and collectors for the
northern and southern districts, will
likely be agreed upon and presented to
the different departmental heads for
Referring to patronage matters, Mr.
"Naturally a great deal of my time
is taken up now with matters concern
ing patronage. I do not blame or
criticise anyone for seeking a public
office. It is a worthy and laudable
ambition and I don't know of any way
for a man to secure preferment of this
kind except to ask for it. ..From my
observation, I have concluded that
moBt things in life worth having are
worth asking for. Of course, there will
be disappointments and critcisms. My
idea is that we should first of all en
deavor to secure good men for these
offices. Qualification for the. particu
lar oflice is and must be the first test.
So also should men selected to hold
these appointive offices be those who
are in entire sympathy with the pres
ent administration and willing to de
fend and sustain it.
"These offices do not belong to me
nor to anyone elBe. They belong to
the people and I regard whatever
power or influence that I may have in
their distribution as a public trust. The
unpleasant part of it all is that often
times I'll have to choose between
friends. Doubtless I'll* make some
mistakes, but through it all I am go
ing to make careful and painstaking
investigation in each and eveny. case,
and I will then do what I believe to be
Should Not Delay Too Long.
Mr. Pepper himself is happy in the
method which the president has pur
sued in naming new officials. He be
lieves that Mr. Wilson would have
made a tremendous mistake to turn all
of the\ office holders out right at. the
start of his administration and fill
their places with democrats. How
ever, he believes he will make a mis-*
fake if he waits too long before putting
efficient democrts into the high places
for he is 'facing a severe test and he
needs friends, true friends. In every
place of influence, so that theYe can be
no dissension and undermining In his
own forces. AB fast as he can find
the particular men for the particular
places, he should name them, in |fr.
CEASE IN IOWA
Senate Adopts 'Bill Provid
ing $50,000 to Purchase
Equipment for Peniten
Measure Defeated -f Last
Night is Passed by &ouse
Today in Exactly the
Des Moines, April 2.—Termination
Of contracts for convict labor at the
state penitentiary at Fort Madison ia
provided in the Jones bill passed to
day by the senate of the Iowa leglsla
ture 37 to 0.' The measure carries kM
appropriation of $50,000 for the pu*
chase of equipment to be used by the
state in providing its own labor for
House Reconsiders Bill.1.
After wandering for two sesisoas
through the mazes of the house rwilea
the public utilities bill in exactly the
same shape it wag defeated by the
house yesterday afternoon was passed
this morning 58 to 40.
The house and sen at measures
differ as to minor points in practically
every section and both now will go to
a conference committee.
The measure lost In the, house last
night, but it was accorded all but on*
vote of a constitutional majority.
A motion to reconsider was filed
this morning by Griffin and Manttlitt*
and reconsideration was ordered by t^e
the ttfll ISairvSls started iWfen "H.
discovered that the two represeiaffett
who had asked reconsideration all
had filed a motion to return the bill
to its second reading.
Speaker Cunningham ruled that the
bouse should vote on the return to this
second reading and the motion was
adopted 58 to 40.
The several representatives had
amendments they rteftfre'd to ofer but
Dixon of Sac nit them of by moving
the previous o"pstton on the bill. The
roll call showed the-measure had re
ceived three mor" than the constitu
tional maiority. The conferenf^ com
mittee will have many differences to
The house bills provides tha
decision of the penile, when th»y vote
to purchase a nnblio utilities ph^ll Jie
final. Under the senate: measure ap
peals can be takenV
Wets and Drys Aqrde.
Peace now reigns in the sennte of
the Iowa legislature. The and.
"drys" nccomnlished the'r compromise
today-by'voting to defer the nrm'hg
of a sifting committee until 'osda*.
April 8. The "wets" accepted an Amend
ment to the resolution for a sifting
committee. This amendment leaves
five days for action on the five-mile
limit law and the f'-'vHeiht closing, law
for saloons. Both are to be assed with
May Vote Away From Horns.
Traveling salesmen, railroad men and
others required by tbelii occupations
to be away from home on election, days,
will be ollowed to vote In any nreclnct
in the state subject to certain re
strictions. if the bouse nssses the
Darrah bill which passed the senate to
day 29 to 12. The bill provides that
such voters may cast their ballots for
state and national candidates when
away from home and for district can
didates if they are voting in their
home district though not thefr home
8enate Overturns System. ,•
The senate of the Iowa legislature
today passed the bill by Wilson of
Clinton to provide that all supervisors
shall be elected at large Instead of
from separate districts as under the
present law. The'vote was 38 to 4.
Other important provisions of. the mea
sure are that the county boards of
supervisors may be composed of either
three or five members, that the mem
bers shall be elected for terms of four
instead of three years as now-, and
that all shall be required to give bonds.
The county board system of the entire
state will be revolutionized if the bill
passes the house.
Settlement of the whole question of
coordination of state schools is provid
ing in a joint resolution introduced In
the senate today by Cowles of Des
Moines. The resolution "requests" the
state board to rescind Its coordination
IOWA SEED CORN
GOT RECORD PRICE
Davenport, April 2.—It Is believed
the record price for Iowa corn waf
reached today by the Iowana forma,
owned by Colonel George ,W. French.
Col. French sold fifty bushels of se
lected and tested seed corn at S10
per buBhel. The purchase is for
growers in Wisconsin, Illinois,