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the Full Afternoon Unltsd Proas Report—Beat Afternoon Service in the United States. VOL. 109: NO. 58. STORM SWEEPS BRINHLEV, ARK. Tornado Visited the Little City and a Fire Followed That Con sumed Debris—Many Were Killed. RELIEF IS BEING SENT Trainmen Who Passed Through the Stricken City This Morning Say it is Burning in Twenty Places. PORTER FOOTE. J. L. STERRITT. HENRY STOVALL, JR MRS. PHILLIPS. MRS. BELLE DARDEN. CHARLES FRENZE. MR. AND MRS. HOOD. HELENA', Ark., March 9.—Reports WASHINGTON, C, Feb 9 from survivors of Brinkley, a town of Senator Dolliver will be' chairman of five thousand, today say the entire the senate committee on agriculture town was destroyed last night by fire and forestry, according to good auth following a tornado which swept the I ority. His friends regard it as prac place. Nothing but a mass of charred tically settled. The makeup of the and burned wreckage remains today. Eight are known to be dead and hun dreds injured, many of whom will die. The first news of the disaster was re ceived when T. N. Kinnell, telegraph operator, and Line Richardson, ex tricated themselves from the ruins of the Rock Island station and walked to a. nearby town and sent a brief message telling of the destruction of the town. They said the station was blown from over their heads, and the entire building razed. Kinnell was slightly injured. Fire then starLed in the debris of the town. The telegraph place on the committees will be given and telephone wires are down 'n Ar-i kansas as a result of the tornado, with the polic- of Senate leaders to and details of the storm are lacking. try to placate insurgent senators, it Relief trains are being rushed to is expected that he will be given fair Brinkley. ly good assignments. A great :-ace is Damage is reported in the vicinity being run among the senators for a of Gourdon. Windows in the train place on the finance committee, Sen between Gourdon and Reader were &tor Dolliver being one of the aspir blown out according to reports. Some ants, but it is net certain who will buildings were unroofed. ,At Fourcbe I win. .dam.-wberethe storm, crossed the I A", .s Ing hurried to the scene to furnish protection. Before the governor left on a special train he received sec ond message from Mayor Jackson ask ing for troops. Reports from Carlisle say that three persons were killed when a home there was demolished. The house de stroyed was that of Mrs. Mason, a widow, living near Carlisle. Three sons were killed, being caught in the wreckage of the house. The head of one was severed from the body by a heavy beam. Mrs. Mason's daughter, received injuries which may nrove fatal. »tv 18 Whites—20 Negroes Dead. Eighteen whites and twenty negroes are dead at Brinkley and forty per-! sons are seriously hurt. But six resi dences remain standing in the midst of the debris of the fire, and tornado, prencj, Three thousand people are honnless. The property loss is estimated at over a million dollars. Help is pouring into the stricken town from all poinfs, the dead being pickod up and the wounded cared for. The bodies recovered will be put on a special train and brought! to Helena for burial. The injuvod are being taken to nearby cities. The identified dead are: uilding damaged and most of them demolished. Two trains arrived at Brinkley shortly after daylight and found the People nearly helpless, dazed by the disaster. Relief parties formed, and the work of the rescue was started. The negro district was completely wiped out. The business section is presenting a desolate appearance, buildings being twisted about, tumb led over into the street. It is report ed almost every business house In town was a total loss. In the resi dence section, houses were unroofed, walls were torn out, generally aemol ished leaving but six standing. The work of relief is greatly hampered for the lack of facilities. The prob lem confronting the relief parties, Is how to house the people for the night, Many will be moved to. nearby towns. Death Liet To- Low. LITTLE ROCK, Ark., March 9.— (Continued on page 3.) PICKED 4 ooiiivfR Iowa Senator to Head the Agricultural and Forestry Committee, De feating Senator Warner '"A-"' For th. PU&J A fr CERTAIN HE •vr„ Jo SERVE Not Known WHi^Jummlns Will be Given but it is Likely He Will be Placated In Some rj \V way. fA.t i7 $ M.I, S y, 5 4 committees will not be known official ly until after the special session opens, but Senator Dolliver is looked on as slated for this place. Senator Warner is ahead of him as member of this committee, but he 13 chairman of the military affairs committee and he will not be named. Senator Hull has not yet annonnced the members o' the committees which he has been authorized to name. It is quite possible that Senator Dolliver v-ni serve on the committee. Nothing is yet heard as to what to Senator Cummins. In accordance Arkansas river, it turned into a tor-! May Go Over Wilson. nado. Water in the river was lifted WASHINGTON, D. C., March 9.— Into a water-spout two hundred feet I Will President Taft go over the head high. The storm swept on to Kerr, of Secretary Wilson in the bleachced through Baucum. It plowed a path flour decision. This is the question sixty feet wide, leveling buildings and which is creating some attention, uprooting trees. E. B. Adams, a The bleached flour interests are urg farmer living near Kerr was fatally ing President Taft to open the hurt. I bleached flour question, especially in Thieves arc looting the ruined the interests of Minnesota, Iowa, houses at Brinkley, and troops are be-! Nebraska, and the middle west. They want to appeal the decision of Secre tary Wilson, which was against bleached flour, to some tribunal like a referee board. The matter is of the more interest, as on Mr. Taft's decision will clearly Indicate what policy he intends to follow in isgard to strict enforcement of pure food laws. Judge Smith Goes Home'.' WASHINGTON, D. C., March 9 Judge Walter I. Smith is the only members of the Iowa delegation who has gone to Iowa since the end of the congressional session. He has gone 1 to Council Bluffs on legal business. WALKING MATCH DRAGGING ON Entries Were Leading This Morning With Dineen and Prouty in Second Place.1 NEW YORK, March 9.—The monot onous grind of the six day go-as-you please racers is dragging on today, Cibot and Orphee, French entries, are now leading at eight o'clock this morn- 199.1. The contestants are developing epidemic contestants about noon, leaving but The tornado struck the city without 1 thirteen teams in the race. a reasonable doubt and the trial of warning, the path being the width of I this case must be governed by tiie law the town and every "•uilding danaged LEGISLATURE SEEKS TO MEET DECISION ANOTHER BUG FOR STANDARD ^lillr Case Almost Brought to a Standstill by a Ruling of Judge Anderson„* Which Favored the Company. •NO CHANCE TO WIN^OUT r-A Particulars in Which Intent to i". Violate the Law 1 ing, having covered 204.8 miles. Di- standstill today by another ruling fav neen and Prouty were second with Known. CHICAGO, March 9.—The Standard Oil trial was brought almost to a ori :g ^e company by Judge son_ meut ing about the track apparently half ]ars, in which he alleges the intent to asleep. violate the law and the knowle-lge it: The epidemic of quitting struck the was being violated. The circuit court 0f as Ander- hel(1 .that the sovern- Tlle udge into pure authatons. Many are wind-! meut was bound by the bill of particu into pure authatons. Many are wind-! was bound by the bill of particu- appeals could not find proof uevond 'a'^ down by that court.' I The effect of the decision makes the government's case apparently impos- Bill Introduced to Give Missouri Con- nois classifications and by the luling1 ft, trol of Roads—To Prohibit the circuit court of appeals can't prove JEFFERSON CITY, March 9.—Fol- ney Wilkerson anticipates the dis to the 1 missal of the case before submitted JifPifif City yesterday Speaker Speer, of the Missouri house, today induced a bill Pope Recovers Health. lowing the adverse decision state in the federal court at Kansas to a jury. prohibiting the issuing of passes by ROME, March 9—The Pope today railroads under penalties of a fine practically recovered his health, jjn from $10 to $100. Officers, employes received in private audience in and charity workers are exempted apartments Bishop Troubec, of St, from the bill. It is expected much adverse rail road legislation will be started. Rep resentative Cross introduced a bill re quiring all railroads doing business in the state to incorporate in Missouri. This will give the state the control of the railroads. resident sible. By a bill of particulars it is bound to prove the intent by the Illi-! 'ea(* f°rces in Passes. the intent bv classification. Special I assistant Union States District Attor- KEOKUK, IOWA, TUESDAY, MARCH 9, 1909. HOW THE BLIZZARD HELD WASHINGTON IN ITS CLUTCH DURING INAUGURA TION. ... [It is likely that congress will soon pass a bill fixing a date early in May or late in April for future presidential in auguration. .This question has been before the senate and house in one shape or another for many years, but the almost unprecedented blizzard which marred the last inauguration stirr9d a popular demand for a change in the inaugural date, which the government is bound to consider: These pictures give a cleaT idea of the storm that held Washington in its clutch on March 4, forcing the inaugural committee to change its plans and causing discom fort and. suffering to thousands of people who went to the capital for the gala occasion. The small oval picture shows Mr, Taft and Mr. Roosevelt toiling up the capitol steps in the blinding snow. The other pictures are scenes of the parade moving along the slush covered streets.] li spar# d, I' S 1.. £Pv 7 Government is Bound by the Bill of Deputy Guchkoff Bitterly Attacked I -it.<p></p>TROUBLE FOR H\sr •x y5r- »t Duma After an All Night Session Vot ed Five Million to Place the Balkan Fleet in Shape to s« go Into Action. ,, $20,000,000 POIPi STORES I SAYS HE KILLED Premier Stolypin For the Un- preparedness of ther'„' Army and Navy. ST. PETERSBURG, March 9. sia is arming for a possible European L" CI c,a,h. Tho Douma, after an 'JTSte 'r. executive session, today voted five million to place the Balkan fleet in ... s.°'Cj an anin^,lnl Guchkoff bitterly attacked the cabinet for allowing the army and navy to roach such a condition of such unpre paredness and boldly asekd Premier Stolypin if he consI4?red Russia's leaders of the army and navy fit to caSR war broke out LA FOLLETTE WILL The Entrance of Stephenson Into the ,1 Senate is 10 Meet With no Opposition. if :Ci: WASHINGTON, March 9.—Certifi cates of the election of Senator Steph 01is 0n'j0^ jlis arrived Saturday in time to him to be swom in, are now permit Death List Eighteen. jon the fiftenth when that body re-con- doubtedly would have killed both 1 ST. LOUIS, March 9.—.T. A. Stoker, 1 venes and Stephenson will be sworn Colonel and Robin Cooper, had lie not a of Brinkley, who is here on In. It is understood here that La been shot. Sharp, he declared, had business, received a message today Follette will not make any attempt to nothing to do with tho shnoting. saying that eighteen persons had been jkeep Stephenson from taking the of- iVirs. Carmack was not present in killed in the torusdc there. [flee v.•• jcourt today, being ill in her hotel. WOMAN SHOT Killing of Miss Jane Reed on the Highway Near Mt. Washington Cleared up by Joseph J. Mueller. But That 14 Was Accidental, He Be-1 ing at the Time Engaged in a Fight With High waymen. •. i,'t BALTIMORE, Rus-' March.i 9.—Mystery isurround^g, the shooting, last night, Ri wortran, irtAhe^Toad^ ijear- Mt. Washing ""u|ton, cleared tdday when Joseph M,was '".TlT, „L' J- Mueller, to whom she was engaged y„ an* w'10 uas r, 1011 1 1 w,®lp pleted in Lie Japanese war. Deputy I 1 I lier at the jnient to detectives that he fired the I ^lr' nlotnn r.10 .linmnPQA wnr I lonnrv ... I rmvi/»i«nATi' Ti, 1 .1 shot that ki]led Misg U(Jed clares, however, that lie was firing at' that the killing of his sweetheart was 1 accidental. Mueller is held without bail pending investigation. When the body of the girl was found in the road NOT OPPOSE PRESENT GROUNDS He dclt°morro^ highwaymen, -he held them up, and ]dinfr' OF SELF DEFENSE Attorneys for Cooper Says that Car 1 mack Would Have Killed Both of His Clients. NASHVILLE. Tenn., March 9.—At- ments the in the day Cloud, Minn. hands of the secretary of the senate, tlie jury tor acquittal on the grounds I turn to Chicago. a 0 a PARTS OF TARIFF BLL OUTLINED Out Last Night and Entire Measure Will be Print- ed Wednesday t-0' Reduction on Steel Rails Among the Proposed New Measures in the ,v Schedule—Shoe Men Are Favored. jy A Vi vided for. A duty of four cents ai Liquors the Same. The Inheritance Tax. The matter which is perplexing the committee is of placing the tax on in- act,0»,a!0,'S I much time may be saved thus and the ASKS CLERK TO STOP WEDDING N. Hutchclnson of Omaha Wires Coloroda Springs Official to Prevent a Marriage. C°I-,OHADO ordering him nneapolis, fJnie of ,ens ^is '-o the tihooting, made a written state- P^^^ent society man from England. cated for this section tonight The ate tllc reab0n for merely com P°tent. I torneys for the defense began ar^u-1 ltcturer. was suddenly stricken at 9 7 a.111 .. 29.M a a a a a Read The Daily Gate City, Keokuk's Best Newspaper, 10 CENTS PER WEEK Portions' of the Proposed Bill Given It Shows Free Hides, Free Coffee, Free st°P eM)ectcd EIGHT PAGES. ROUGH DRAFT MIFF BILL it «s^. j?ll Wool and General Reduction in Woolen Goods and Steel Billets. 1 ililS LIQUORS REMAIN SAME LUMBER RATE IS OUT the Redding of Francib R. Hutchinson ed hi Oregon, and the barometer is telegram does not northc :ly winds. vv werc t' pound on coffee Is levied. This is by I fn Preston's throat was cut way of compromise with Porto Ricans, 'lj ^acG ttn* hody horribly slash who demanded six cents. -lis. Picston was injured in th« Whiskey and beer will remain as 4 they are at present, if the sub-com mittee raise is enacted into law. It was felt whiskey was already carrying all the tax it could starid, while in case of beer and the prohibition movement throughout the country it was ex plained had cut down consumption of beer, and it was felt that it would be a hardship to impose a further tax. It having been manifest to commit tee that duties derived from customs under the new bill would not produce the revenue expected, they turned to expedient of reviving the war revenue act of 1898, which placed a tax on tele grams, bank checks, playing cards and all stocks bought or sold. The feature For Keokuk and vicinity Snow of the war revenue act is incorporated and colder tonight and Wednesday, in the measure as a draft, it is said. heritences. Taft wants It, it Is de-i central portions. clared, and is pressing the committee .'\r Iowa: Snow and colder tonight. ,^/i Figure is In Dispute But it Wilt be From $2 to $1 or $1.50—Wood Pulp and Paper Mak- a* ing Material Free. «-j#* fc«-» Vj4 WASHINGGTON, March 9—Having been practically completed by tariff, draft of the tariff bill shows: Free frnmers, portions of the new tariff bill hides, free coffee, free wool, tho same last night were sent to government general reduction of woolen goods, printers. It is expected that by Wed-1 heavy reductions in shoes and manu nesday the entire measure will be In! textured leather. Lumber cut from $2 type. t° $1 or $1.50, tho figure being yet In Although no announcement has been! dispute. Steel billets cut from 10 to made bv the committee regarding any I 25 per cent. Other steel cut from one of the tentative bill, it has beeii learn- third to one half of the present rate. ed on unquestionable authority that as a concession to shoe men because of placing of hides on the free list, tho duty on shoes will be considernbly re duced. While no figures were obtainable re garding the steel schedule, it was stated, on the same authority, a sub .... .. WASHINGTON, March 9.—A rough Plate glass moderately reduced, with heavier tax on window glass, wood pulp and paper making ateriala free. Fierce Battle With Razors. CHICAGO, M-rch 9.—In a battle w'th stantial reduction in the dutv on steel Thomas Preston, aped 41 years, and rails, tools and similar products is pro-j razors today, in a rooming house, fatally slashed by Charles owner suxue way. of the house. Croft was 4 4 4 A A A ANOTHER COLD WAVE. LINCOLN March 9.—Another cold wave swept Nebraska and South Dakota today. At Chad rOn/Neb., the temperature drop ped to 10 below. At Gregory, S. D., it reached 8 below. A snow storm and blizzard is sweeping 'owa. O THE WEATHER. Indications for Iowa, Illinois and Mi*, souri, Wired From Chicago. High northerly winds. For Illinois: Rain or snow tonight *ith colder south and central por tion^ Wednesday threatening and colder with snow flurries north and that line, and pre-1 Wednesday partly cloudy with snow High northerly winds. colder c'oudy dictions are, it is said, committee will least portion. yield to the president's wishes. For Missouri: Snow and Taft is seeking to have the copy of tonight. Wednesday partly the bill delivered to the senate com-iwith colder east portion niittee- on finance before the special! Weather Conditions. session begins in order that they mayj The western area of low pressure, llJJiXv iiegin work on it at once, believingi 'nS castwaid, and deepening as it adyanced, extra session bs materially curtailed, 'storm center o'ver Northern Missouri and Southern Iowa, am- an area of low pressure has been left in Western hah concentrated in a Texas. There have been rains in the south and snow in the north from the Rocky mountains to the Atlantic coast, with high emperature from the Ohio val ley to the Gulf coast, and temperature nn a r\r\ below the freezing point following the SPRINGS, Colo., Mar. storm center, in the mountain region, The county clerk here today re-! extending, eastward to Iowa and ceived a telegram from J. N. Hutch-1 south to Northern Texas. ihS°n' his ward, and Gordon high in New England. c'l* An area of high pressure has form- Stephens is a Colder weather, with snow ia to arrive here Wednesday, accompanied by stopping the wed- Daily River Bulletin, The New Atorney General. Davenport WASHINGTON. March 9.—George Galland last night Mueller declared she was I Wickersham, the new attorney gen-' Keokuk shot by a robber. I cral has been formerly presented to 1 St Louis I the supreme court of the United States C„ B. & Q. Bridge, Burlington, Iowa, iby General Hoyt. Judicial! March 8—The present stage of red tape required that he be "intro-! river is 4 r„solicitor requlre0 tMt stating the girl id "in-1 Stage.Heiglit.Change.W.'a'h'r St. Paul La Crosse Cooper-Sharp trial to- Cedar Rapids, where he was to Ice- Rainfall for "-ast 21 hours, 7.21 liun Attorney Meeks appealed to ture last night and was forced to re- dredths. His right is Made Bank Examiner. WASHINGTON, March 9.—The comptroller rf the currency has ap pointed Miller Weir, of Jacksonville, 111., as bank examlner-at-large. indi and high 1 „, accompanied 14 Frozen 12 Frozen 15 4. 8 3.3 15 G.l 30 14.7 „lnlro ,rl„ 4 Snow Snow Rain -0.2 xO.l x0.2 xl.3 ,eet Cldy Cldy ,nc„e ,0.the 10 jduced and his commission shev/n to water mark, a rise of 1 inch since last the court. report. The river will rise slowly. Dr. Gunsaulus Stricken. Local Observations. DES MOINES, Iowa, March :1.—Dr. I March. llar.Tber.Wind.'Weather. Frank Gunsaulus, noted divine and 8 7 p.m. .. 29.71 38 N Lt Rain abovil NE Cldy River above low water of 1864 6 feet tenth. Change in 24 hours, rise of 21 tentha. •vean temperature. 41. Maximum temperature, 4(5 Minimum temperature, 36. FRED Z. GQSEWISCH. Observer.