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It Witt Be History **'&&*
ir Wants
Troops Set
ludlng Conference May Wot Be
Held Bffim Thursday—Movement
uf Tioerr to Border t)oee Not Dis
„rb Mlexioan Cnvoy*—Many Ameri
cans Leaving Mexioo— Hawaiian
•Nlatlonal Guard Offer* Service*.
El Paso, Tex., May 10.—No answer
had been received* up to noon today
from Washington to General Scott's
/message reporting General Obregon's
(proposal .for a Joint control of the in
ternational boundary.
General Scott said that today's con
ference was to be held regardlesa of
(whether, a reply waa received to the
/obregonl plan.
Washington, -May 10. Secretary
tker Informed President Wilson to
-day that the. conference between Gen-
Scott and General Obregon last
feht was not conclusive and would
continued today. The^exact points
[f\ difference were not revealed.
General Scott advised Secretary
[Baker that ho formal counter pro
Iposals have -been submitted by Gen-,
prill Obregon but that Obregon ar
aitged to submit a paper containing
views today. General Scott did
advise the department what coun
proposala were under consider-
Secretary Baker' today received an
pffer from Governor Pinkham, of
twali, tendering the services of the
iawallan national guard.
iral Winslow, commanding on
west OCMt, reported to the navy
rtment today that the steamer
[uan had taken sixty-eight Amer
'refugees from Manzanillo and
!ty-thiee from Masatlan and was
eediiig with' them to San Diego,
admiral made ho reference
to new disturbance*
the coast butWidtherewas a gen
f»eltaramong A3neric*n*t«U^»|c EIGHTH CAVALRY
Lrntt if Troop* Mobilized.
the' last American troops
the United States were being
today "toe Mexican border
With the national guard of
state* they are being hastened
tort to General Funston.
total Of between 9,004 and 10,000
out last night by Secretary
sr, included eleven companies of
it artillery.
iports were received that Mexicans
|ng the entire border had planned
today a concerted uprising.
bregen "Vant* Question of 8tay of
tops 8ettied First.
B1 Paso, Tex., May 10.—Increasing
onfldence in the ability of Generals
cott and Obregon to effect an agreem
ent as to the status of the American
iltlve expedition In Mexico was ert
on both sides of the Rio Grande,
iday, notwithstanding the situation
not" materially altered by the
nferees last night. The optimism ap
peared based- largely on the admis
sion that another conference would be
held, perhaps today, and that'General
Obregon and his military adviiers
maintained an attitude of hopefulness.
The hot result of the conferences al
ready held is that the Mexican re pie
sentatives insist upon placing the
question of the withdrawal of General
Pershing's 'forces ahead of the ques
tion of co-operation.'
General Scott was expected Jo re
ceive from the war department a com
munication on which a reply could be
proposed to General Obregon. With
this General Obregon believed that co
operation in the running down of ban
dits that raided across the line might
bfi^ effected,
Whether the "conference will take
1/lace before late today was unknown
either at General. Obregon's headquar
ters or at General Scott's. Because -of
the new* phases suggested by General
Obregon* It was believed probable that
he.woqld consult with Carranza and
..thai delays- in communicating with
the. Mclean capital might make the
holding :of the' conference before to
morrow Impossible.
Troop Moverrent Not Disturbing.
The ordering into, the border coun
try of more regular troops and militia
appeared not to Worry General Obre
gon, and military men with him, iior
did Juan N. Armador, sub-secretary
,of foreign affairs, appear perturbed.
They Msiimed that the Increasing of
theJCQrcies along the^border to.an army,
of almost of 50,000 to be solely for the
protection of towns on the American
side, and laughed at suggestions that
anything more serious might be con
Major Ljnghorne, commanding two
.tMops of the Eighth cavalry, was
Hearing, the international boundary
line early today and it is' understood
that he -)s prepared to crocs .Into Mex
ico if he sees any chance of running
|7^4otrn any of the bandits implicated
,/sJtho recent raids.
nSibley. wha will be in gen-
/era! coo&mand, will arrive on the boi
ler aon&e time fater with two mors,
and the distribution of the little
itopce will depend oh circumstances
*ndt conditions. He has., authority to
jperi^o if hedeems it ^x
ginWiijAbs. 'Mey Be Profonged.
general jT^nston said he hid no Mea
quarters at San Antonio. This was
taken to indicate th»t today's confer
ence may not be the last.
Prom Juares came reports that
General Obregon and his advisers
were optimistic regarding the outcome
of the conference. It is not expected'
that A. J. McQuatter, the mining man
who .Withdrew from last night's meet
ing, will take further part In the dis
/General Scott explained today that
in view of the attitude of General
Obregon he had not thought it proper
to insist on, Mr. McQuatter's attend
ance, especially as the latter had no
official standing.
To Divide Militia.
General Funston said the coast
guard ordered to the border would be
assigned to towns which it could best
protect. The militia will be divided
among towns, easily accessible points
with close communication, relieving
the. cavalry now doing patrol duty for
service In the isolated sections of the
border. Two troops of the Twenty
first infantry left El Paao today to
guard the big bridge near Del Rio on
tjie Southern Paciflc line.
General Pershing has been ordered
to begin a greater concentration of his
troops. Those detachments operating
as far south as San Antonio will be
withdrawn to Colonia Dublan.
American military men^today said
they could not accfept the fact that a
Carranza commission was found on one
of the Mexicans killed in the Glenn
Springs raid as proving the raiders
were Carranzistas. They explained
that many of the men carried Carranza
commissions obtained before the first
Split between the first chief and Villtu
Preparations Being Made to Receive
Militiamen at San Antonio..
Sar. Antonio, Tex., May 10.—A board
of army officers today began laying out
camp sites fori the regular troops and
militia to report .here in the next few
dags. The number of men to be as
sembled here will exceed 5,000 men.
The troops ordered to San Antonio
include the Texas guards, eleven com
panies of coast artillery from gulf and
Atlantic seax:oast points, and a bat
tery of field artillery from Tobyhamma,
In addition, General Funston has or
dered the five batteries of the Fifth
field artillery at Fort Sill to move to
the border. It was announced today
that the batteries would be sent direct
to S3 Paso from Fort Sill to join the
one battery of the same regiment now
on duty there.
According to Information given out
at headquarters^ the coast artillery
companies will be held at Fort Sam
Houston after their arrival, for distri
bution along the border as the situa
tion may detpan$ It was indicated ^y
the officials that the inilltla will be glv
«n border, stations befoc$ the xoast ar
iXOtury i^ sent-4Wjk «, ".
W ftcaehe* Vioinity of
V* Reoent Raid.v
Marathon, Tex., 'May 10.—The Eighth
cavalry detachment from El Paso, sent
into the Big Bend district for protec
tion against bandit raids, was at the
border today. Automobillsts returning
from the neighborhood of Boquillas
said they passed, the Eighth near Mc
Kinney Spring^ last night.
McKinney Springs is only a few
miles from Qlenn Springs, where the
heaviest toll of the last Mexican raid
was exacted and it is but fifteen miles
from Glenn Springs to BoquiUas.
The two troops of the. Fourteenth
cavalry camped at Henderson ranch
last night. From there Colonel Sibley
pushed on to Boquillas to take com
mand of the troops tinder -Col. G. T.
Sub bases are being established at
Henderson ranch and Miller ranch.
Scare at Columbus.
Columbus, N. M„ May 10.—*Fears be
gotten in a rumor-ridden night were
allayed here today by a reconnaissance
made by Capt. T. F. Dodd, of. the army
aero corps. During the night'stories
became current, in the streets and on
the military reservation that 3,500' Car
ranza soldiers were marching on' Co
lumbus, and tlua General Pershing's
rear guard had been attacked. Machine
guns were mounted hi some parts of
the camp. To investigate Captain
Dodd flew oyer .territory "seventy-five
miles to,,title «^uth and west of Co
lumbus. ®Ce repbrted seeing no Mexi
can soldiers and that all was quiet
south of the border.
Ammunition Confiscated,
Laredo, Tex., (May 10.—One million
rounds of rifle ammunition which Mex
icans attempted to smuggle across
river into Mexico near here last night
was confiscated by troops here! It was
believed the Ammunition was Intended
for iise of bandits' in "Mexico.
S ,M ,fl 1
North Dakota Suielde Bel fayed to
Have Killed Father, Motiier and
Brother -4Crimes Extended Over
Period of Several ,Year*.
Carrington, Ni D., May 10.—'When
An field Shiflet, Zi. years old com
mitted suicide yesterday while cor
nered by a sherijt's .posse seeking his
arrest for then murder of his father,
Joseph Shiflet, two weeks ago, he
ended a career "of crime in
Major Moraht Attributes
Teutonic Success to
Heavy Ordnance.
Asserts French Force Outnumber* Ger
man Attaoks Two to One—All Suc
cesses on Eaitern and Western Fronts
Said to Have Been Gained by Numer
ioally Inferior Force*—British De
stroyer Damaged Off Belgian Coast
Berlin, wireless to SayVille^ May 10.
'The German attack on Verdun is
based on the crushing effect of German
heavy artillery," writes Major iMoraht,
military critic of the Tageblatt. "The
capture of the smaller fortresses in the
west at the beginning of the war by
the use of heavy artillery was only a
prelude to the artillery operations now
in progress.
.' The French have not been able to
compete with German artillery and
ammunition. The enormous losses of
the French are partly due to the Ger
man artillery and partly due to the
tenacity of the French, who will not
abandon their trenches.
"While it is generally considered
that attacking forces must be four
times superior to the defending troops
at Verdun, it .is true that the German
force is not half that of the French.
The French force is estimated at 800,
000. This represents half the entire
force France still has for active fight
"All the German successes on the
eastern and western fronts were
gained with numerically inferior
forces. Moreover,- the Austro-Hun
garlan forces for more than a year
have been holding back twice their
number. The principal elements in
victory—quality of troops and courage
—-are steadily working to our advan
British Destroyer Damaged.
Berlin, -May 10.—In an engagement
off the Belgian coast Monday between
Genman and BTltish torpedo, j^aft, a
British .destroyer" was badly damaged*
according to an -official announcement
umder date of May 9.
"Two German torpedo boats," the
statement says, "while -recopnoitering,
had a. brief engagement north of Os
tend with'five British destroyers. One
destroyer was 'badly damaged by ar
tillery fire. The German.craft returned
to port undamaged."
killed his father, another and .a brother,
according to the, belief of Foster
county offlcUUs. •,
Two weeks ago the boidy o' Joseph
Shiflet wad' found in a burning straw
stack. Two: years ago Mrs.. Joseph
Shiflet was found dead, at th4 foot of
the basement staii^ 'in. her hoiaie, killed
by a -gunshot wound. Anfield waa the
only person on- the farm- at the time,
Following inveatlgiittona, the coroner's
Jury returned a verdict of. suicide.
Nino years ago a brother of Anfield
^isajjpe^d. last. seen, he was
with1 AnflehJy '-V^ S 'i'
Clrcumstanoes .uirroundlng the
4^death of Joseph Shiflet led-. the au
thorlties to bellefve t^at Anfield" was
Blood Feuds Are Suspended.
Berlin, via'London, May 10.-Accord
ing to a dispatch from Scutari, the
chiefs of all the Albanian clans ,ln a
meeting there have voted unanimously
to suspend for six months the custom
of blood vengeance. Blood feuds have
been universal in Albahla for cen
The a.ction of the chiefs was taken
under the pressure of the Austrian
field leaders, Field Marshal Trollmann,
who conquered Montenegro, 'made a
personal appeal to the chiefs, urging
them to abolish the custom.
Member* of Crew, Landed at Bantry,
Tell of Experience.
Bantry, Ireland, May 10.—-Details of
the sinking of the White Star liner
Cymric were given today, by members
of the drew who were landed here.
They say that the torpedo which de
stroyed the shljf struck the engine
room.- The explosion blew all the sky
lights off and extinguished the lights
on the vessel.
Four men were killed by the explo
sion and, the chief steward was
drowned. One hundred and seven
members of the crew took to the boats
but returned when it was seen that
the steamer was not in immediate
danger of sinking. They remained on
board for two hours, when a sloop,
which had heard the Cymric's wireless
call for help 100 miles away, arrived
and took them off. The sloop stood iby
the'stricken liner until she sank.
All of the crew were British sub
jects, except one Russian and two Bel
gians. I
No American* on Cymrlo.
London, 'May ,10.—iWesley Frost Am
erican consul „,at Queenstown, .«pnt a
telegram today fro«n Bantry, Ireland,
to the American embassy here an
nouncing definitely that there were no
Americans on the Cymric^
said no warning waa given, but
the wake of a torpedo was seen. He"
confirmed earflier statements that tht
vessel was not armed.
Th^e weather was rough and mem
bers of. the crew were. In their boats
from 1: 30 a. m. until 9 p,
situation jW' Ireland!
Premier Say* Extreme Measures' Are"
No longer Neo*e*ary.
London, iMay 10.—Premier Asquith
toM ithe house of xsommons today there
was reason to believe there was' no
further necessity ito proceed to extreme
measure* in dealing with' the Irish
rebels. •...
In reply to it question from Sir John
Dillon, Rationalist member for /Kast
Mayo, iMr. Asqulth said fhat «o far as
he knew no prisoner had been .shot, in
Ireland without .trial.
The (premier stated tHat S. ip. Sheehy
Skeffington, editor of the lrish Citisen,
w«mi shot in Dublin without the know
ledge otf the military authorities. This
statement was in reply tp an inquiry
yesterday whether Mir/ S&Sffington ha4
been shot before .tl^e prbtiuunatlon of
jtfflrtlal law. The o""—-
Mr. Asqulth said, had been arrested
and would be court m&rtialed.
The debate In .the commons on the
Irish situation, which was to have been
held tonight, was postponed until to-
The iMarquls of Crowe announced in
the 'house of lords .toddy that Baron
Wlmborne, lord lieutenant of Ireland,
had resigned.
Anarohlsts Frustrated In Plans to As
sassinate Gustave.
Stockholm, via Ijondon, May 10.—
The Aftonbladet prints a rumor of an
unsuccessful plot by socialists and
anarchists against the life of King
"Sensational rumors are current,"
nays, the newspaper, "of a plot by
the young socialist-anarchist party.
agairiftt the iife of the king of
Sweden in revenge for the conviction
of three socialist leaders of the Anti
militaristic congress recently.
"The attempt on the king's life was
planned to be mude at the horse show,
but the conspirators were foiled by
the mobilization of .the entire detec
tive force and the placing of a cordon
Japanese Intensely Interested in Trou
bles New Republic.
['Correspondence of Associated Press.]
Tokio, April 1!).—The Chinese ques
tion Is increasingly the topic of the
flay In Japan. Visitors returning from
Peking report that Interest there Is
iWL mat Miteresc mere is
It Is believed that the movement
against Tuan Shi fial has gone so fat*
agamsc uan on. mi nas gone so rar zon
that there Is a probability that he will
have difficulty in holding his office
as president.
Takashl Hara, leader of the Seiyu
kal party, has recently severely crit
icized the government's Chinese pol
icy, believing It responsible for the
present trouble between the people of
Japan and China. The -opposition
leader said that the only way
out of the present problem
of Japan's relations with China was
for Premier Count Okuma and his fel
low ministers to get out of office. The
answer of the government to this is
it has made no interference in China.
National Association to Spread Propa
ganda Among 15,000 Delegate* at
Federation Convention to Be Held
at New York.
•New -York, 'May 10.—The American
National Woman's Suffrage Associa
tion la making arrangements to spreaa
the suffrage propaganda among the
15,000 delegates expected to attend the
convention of the federation of wo
man's clubs to be held here from (May
28 to June 2.
Suffrage leaders said today the dele
gates will be Invited to attend a mass
meeting at which Mrs. Carrie Chapman
Catt, president of the association, will
John D. Rockefeller will open his
estate at Tarrytowji on June 2 and
give -600 of the members of the wo
men's clubs an opportunity to see his
Japanese, Alpine and Italian gardens.
Other delegates will be entertained at
the homes of iMrs. Helen Gould Shep
ard and IMrs, O. H. P. Belmont The
chamber of commerce will take 500 on
a trip to West Point.
Unfilled Orders. Iner****..
i'fcew York, May 10.—'For the thttd
time this year the monthly statement
of-unfilled orders off the United States
Steel Corporation, issued today, broke
all records. The unfilled orders stood
on April 30, at 9,82jj'56l tons, an In
crease of 498,550 tons bver those on
March 29, which broke the previous
high record'of 8,668,9®* tons on ,Feb. 28.
-ip^l f" ^»',-W. "'V $
in plain clothes around
the king."
The three socialists of which the
paper speaks were Messrs. Hoegluna,
Oljelund and Hedon, all editors. They .. ,A
1 11
There is an Indian, tribe on the,
Isthmus of Tehauntepec, the women of
which ai said to be the .most perfect
in the world.
Note on Way to Washing
ton Admitting Sussex
were sentenced May 3 to three years, Washington, May 1
eighteen months and one year, im- Lansing received a message from Am
prlsonment respectively, for having
advised soldiers to strike if Sweden
became involved in' the war. Mr.
Hoeglund was a. leading member of
the Swedish parliament.
Senate Committee to Conduct Inquiry
Into Alleged Proposed Merger, of
United Cigar Stores 'Company and
Hegeman Drug Stores.
Washington, May 10.—Reopening oi
public hearings oji the nomination oi
Louis D. Brandeis, to the supreme
court, was ordered today by the senate
committee investigating the nomina- I
tion, into a proposed merger several
years, ago of the United Cigar Store*,
Company and the. Hegeman chain of
drug stores. Louis K. Liggett, of Bos
ton, and George W. Anderson, United
States attorney at^Boston, have been
summoned to appfe&r in that connec
tion Friday.
The motion to .reopen the hearing
was made by Senator Sutherland,' re
publican, of Utah, who said some In
formation recently, had come to him In
connection with the proposed merger
and on which, it It| said, Mr. Bcandeis
was consulted in an advisory capacity.
TOe*e»3tiMiNf0fr general
thfe new .phase of the caste and the
whole committee" jtffytairne# wltbostt.
a pi S id a
time was ftxed for a vote top the nom
Germany Promise* to Make Reparation,
Acpording to Forecast in New Note
Brazil to Demand Indemnity of Ger
many For Sinking of Steamahip Rio
Branoo—Minister Notifies Brazil He
I* Ready to Present Matter to Berlin.
bassador Gerard today giving notice
that a new note in the Sussex case
had been handed him and was on the
way Uj Washington. It has been Indi
cated that the German government
now admits attacking the Sussex,
gives notice that the submarine com
mander responsible has been punished,
and promises to mane reparation.
Brazil Has Protest.
Bio Janeiro, Brazil, Aiay 10.—The
German minister, replying to the noie
of the Brazilian government in regard
to the sinking of the Brazilian steam
ship Rio Branco by a German subma
rine, Informed the chancellory today
that his government would un
doubtedly receive willingly any com
munication on the subject addressed
to it by Brazil. The n^inister also ex
presse(j biS
gratification that the crew
Of the Rio Branco had been saved. As
soon as the official inquiry into the
sinking of the ship is concluded, a de
mand for indemnity will be presented
to Great Britain.
Compromise Measure to Be Ready For
President Next Week.
Washington, iMay 10.-—Work on the
army reorganization bill was resumed
today 'by ithe conference committee of
the house and senate with indications
of an agreement being near at hand.
It Was expected virtually a new bill,
ithe result of a comprpmlse, will be
readytovWjf before the president next
It is expected that
have to give up the volui teer army
plan for a reserve force of 241,000 men.
Effort Made to Prevent Harvester
Company Strikers From Working.
Chicago, May 10.—Nearly a thous
and women gathered with the picket
ing sirlKers at the MoCormick plant
at the International Harvester Com*
centered as much in what Japan will ~hn were
do as In what the revolutionists are
accomplishing in the south. The re
fusal of Japan to hand over certain
revenue to the government of Yuar.
Shi Kai and the exodus or frightened
Chinese from Peking are regarded
here as growing evidence of the dan
ger of serious difficulties.
in an effort to reclaim'
strikers who were returning to work.
Several fights were broken up by po
lice after which arrests were made.
Officials of the company said every
department was in operation.
Leader* in Philippine Independence
Fight Have Not Given Up Hope.
Washington, May 10.—Manuel Que
one of tbe
Philippine commission-
jn congress, and other leaders in
the fight for independence, have given
notice that while they are willing to
accept the Philippine bill without the
Clarke amendment, they have by no
means abandoned their hopes.
"I am advocating the passage of the
house bill," said Commissioner Quezon
today, "not because I have changed my
ideas on the subject of an early inde
"i pendence, 'but because as a practical
man, I think this aim can best be at
tained by taking what we can get now,
namely the bill that passed the house."'
The house bill promises independence
when a stable government is assured,
but fixes no time. The Clarke amend
ment fixed the time at four years.
Methodist Conference Observe* Anni
versary of Biehop'* Death.
Saratoga. Springs, N. Y., May 10.—
After a brief business session of the
general conference of the. Methodist
Episcopal church today the remainder
of the tiipe was devoted to a service in
commemoration of the anniversary of
the death of Bishop Asbury, one of the
pioneer leaders of the church.
BisiKtp Asbyry, speakers said, dur
ing his life, traveled annually approxi
mately 6,000 mileB, principally on
horseback, and during each year
preached from 300 to 000 sermons.
Continues 8pe*oh In Opposition to Riv
ers and Harbors Measure.
Washington, May 10.—Senator Ken
yon, republican, of Iowa, who had
Spoken against the rivers and harbors
bill for several hours, when the senate
recessed last night, continued his
speech tQday.
"I would like to see the bill defeated
by any possible legislative method," he
said, "but •J^reajize that: I alone have
not the ph.ysical strength to beat It."
Troops Travel From Moscow to Man
churiat- Thence to Marseilles.
[Special Correspondence.]
Marseilles, France. April 25.—The
second-,installment- of the Russian con
tingent fop France landed tffere today
"after a land, and sea Journey of ap
proximately 37,640 miles./from Moscow
to Port Dalny, Manchuria, overland,
and thence by water transport.
The total. number of Russian troops
The Weather.
Sun rlees IMay 11 at 4:47, sets ait 7 06.
Iowa—Generally fair tonight and
Thursday cooler tonight, probably
light (frost in west and central por
tions fresh northwesterly wind*.
Telegraphio New*:
Obregon Firm For Withdrawal.
Conferences Being Continued.
Last of Regulars Being Mobilised.^
Germans Rely on Artillery For VrO
dun Victory.
Germans Admit Fault In ir*
Case. V-V
Iowa Democrats Avoid
The Turmoil.
senSte vfih
it afues.
Iowa New*:
I. N. G. May Be Called.
(Meredith Latuds Wilson.
Beet Sugar Revival.
Flood Dangers Past.
Woman Attacks Physician.
Good Weather For Crops.
Lesson in Thrift.
A Temple of Justice.
Primary Peanutting.
Topics and Iowa Opinion.
City News:
Lutheran Young People In Session'.
Ansons Defeated in Opening Game
Death of Lott Dean Removes Iowa's
Oldest Traveling (Man.
Quaker W?dding Ceremony at Dillon.
General and Brief City News.
Markets and General:
Hot Wave Southwest I.lfts Wheat.
Corn Shares in Advance.
Cattle Trade Firm.
Hogs Lose Early Advance.
Iowa Wheat Crop Greatly Curtailed.
written three additional contingents
of Russian troops have landed at Mar
seilles. On the basis of the size of the
first two contingents, something like
25,000 Russians are now in camp or
in the field on the western front.)
The voyage of the Russians con
stitutes a record in military transport
history for distance and diversity of
route. The soldiers were concentrated
in Moscow under the supervision of
General Lochwltsky, and entrained for
carriage by the Trans-Siberian rail
road. across nearly 7.500 miles of coun
try to Dalny, near Port Arthur,
whence they were to start, on a sea
voyage of about 10,000 miles.
Arriving at Port Dalny the. Russians
voyaged along the coasts of half the
eastern world, the route being from
Dalny along the Korean shore, then
thru the Yellow and Chinese seaa fcnd
then, reaching Singapore, whjre the
"transports. entered the Indian" Qcean
by the Straite- of Malacca. The troops
then made thpir'way by Aden and the
Red sea to the Suez -Canal and Port
Said, thence to Marseilles thru tfce
The arrival of the Russians was a
great surprise to the general public in
France. On the other hand, the send
ing of the contingent in all prob
ability was perfectly well known to
the German authorities.
Indeed it is practically certain,
since, as the Russian general com
manding the contingent told the As
sociated Press correspondent, two at
tempts were made by the Germans to
attack the transports while on their
way by sea from Port Dalny to Mar
now .linked Is estimated at something! The Brazil nut .tree does not begin
*-undW i0,H "(Sitice the foregoing was" to bear until it I* ftf^-year* old,
Also Have Power to Forbid Public
Service Corporations From Charging
Meter Rental*, According to Su
preme Court Decision.
Des Moines, May 10.—Cities have the
power to regulate rates and forbid pub
lic service corporations from charging
meter rental, according to a .decision
handed down today in the Iowa su
preme court. The decision was |n the
case of the city of Tipton vs. Tipton
Light & Heating Company.
Federal Grand Jury Continues Alleged
Grocer*' Trust Investigation.
Des Moines, May 10.—The federal
grfand jury today continued its Inves
tigation of alleged violations by the
Iowa-Nebraska Wholesale Grocers'
Association of the Sherman antl-trust
Claude Porter. United States dis
trict attorney, introduced as witnesses
E. M. Vorhees, of New York, and Wil
liam F. Morris, of Omaha. W,. D.
Buchanan, of Chicago, a.lso was a wit
It was said the conclusion of the In
vestigation and the report by the
grarid Jury probably would come a
week from today. -The government
charges the grocers with price dis
Two Clinton Boys Induced to Cros*
Boundary and Enlist.
Clinton, May 10.—James W. Clark,
Northwestern railway conductor, de
parted this morning for Toronto, Can
ada, In an effort to secure the release
from the British army of his son, John
Clark, and William Walsh, also of Clin
ton. The boy*, their parent* learned
today, were employed In Detroit and
were Induced by a Canadian redruittng
officer to cross the boundary and enlist
in the Canadian contingent. Clark is
not yet of age. j'p!
Gazette Photographer Dead.
Cedar RapldTs. May 10.— John H.
Richmond was found dead at his home
today. Death, It is thought, resulted
Saturday night, When he Was alone.
Richmond was staffc. photographer' of
the Evening Gazette.
Weather for Iowa*
Fair Thursday
Deirjjp?ftte in State Convent
at Clinton Not on
Platform, sit Indioated in Distriot Can .....
ferenees. Confined to National Que*r i't
tion* and Suffrage and Prohibition
Issue* Left For Seoond Convention—
Between 600 and 700 Delegate* Pre*
Clinton, May 10.—Dr. D. W. Reyn
olds, chairman of the democratic state,
central committee, called the demo'
cratlc state convention to order in the
Coliseum at 11 a. m.' today. Between
600 and 700 delegates were in attend*
ance. It developed at the dlstrlce
conferences early In the day that only
national Issues would have a place lif
the convention discussion and It wai
thought that no action would be taken
either on the state prohibition que*
tion or the suffrage question.
Rev. F. H. Burrell, of Clinton, pro
r.ounced the invocation and Mayor H.
C. Hansen delivered an addrea* of
welcome. 13. T. Meredith, of Dee
Moines, recently endorsed for the
democratic gubernatorial candidacy,
was appointed temporary chairman of
the convention, and delivered .the*
"keynote" address
Demonstration For Meredith.
Rising as one body at the conclusion
of the keynote address by JS. T. Mere
dlth, delegates at the opening session -'i
here today, gave the speaker an ova*
tion that approached a tumult.
Following the appointment, of con
vention committees, the convention ad
Journed to 2 o'clock, when, the commit
tees on credentials and permanent or
ganization will report and the perma
nent chairman will be elected. 3
Little business was scheduled to com*
before the convention this afternoon.
the business Including the ftliin# of -,ri
vacancies in the delegation to the tut- ,,,
tlonal convention. 4$
[The address of Mr. Meredith
pears on page 2 of this Issue.—jffidlfor.l.
The outline of the convention
gr&m Is as follows:
"10 a. mi—District'
IX ,a. m.—Convention called to order
by Chairman D. W. Reynold* of
state central committee
Address—E. T. Meredith, of DSfc
Moines, temporary chairman of th»
Appointment of committees on cre
dentials, permanent organisation and
2 p. m.—Reports of committee on
credentials and permanent organisa-*
2:15 p. m.—Address by permanent
3 p. m.—Report of committee, on
resolutions, filling vacancies amonir
delegations and other business.
Temporary officers for convention
Chairman, E. T. Meredith secretary,
D. E. Kerby assistant secretaries, John
L. Mills and Clement K. Wade read
ing clerks, John Gelisple and John F.
Golden sergeant-at-arms, J. J. Lanlru
Republican* to Meet July 10.
Des Moines, May 10.—The republi
can state committee today Issued! the
call for the etate convention to be held
in Des Moines. July 19. Delegates
numbering 1,336 will attend, it was.an
Inventor to Participate in Great Pr«
paredness Parade.
New York. May 10.—Thomas A. Edi
son, the inventor and chairman of the
navy consulting board, expects to
march at the head of twenty engineers
all of whom are members of that board,
in the great preparedness parade In
which nearly 145,000 persons will tak*
part here on Saturday.
Iowa Supreme Court.
Special to Times-Republican.
Des Moines. May 10.—The supreme
court today handed down the follow
ing opinions:
City of Tipton vs. Tipton Light anf
Heating Company, appellant. Cedar
county. Affirmed. Gaynor, judge.
Murphy, appellant, vs. Continental
Insurance Company Iowa county*'
Reversed. Ladd, Judge.
Fisher vs. Cedar Rapids and Marion
City Railway Company, appellants.
Llr.r. county, affirmed. Gaynor, judge.
Land is, appellant, vs. city of Marion,
Linn county. Reversed. Evans, judge..
Medioal Society in Session.
Davenport, May 10.—The annual
convention of the Iowa Medical Society
opened a three days session here to
day. Speakers of note Included Dr.
J. R. Eastman, of Indlanapolisi and' Dr.
Alexander Lambert, of New York. Dr.
W. B. Small, of Waterloo, 1* president
of the society.
Charities Conference Opens.
Indianapolis. May 10.—Indianapolis
was filled today with social worker*
from all parts of the United States,
Canada and Cuba, who are here, for the
forty-third annual conference of the
National Conference of Charities, and
Geerge K. Barton Dearf.^
Cedar Rapids, May 10.—George
Barton, of this olty. died
this morning at Los Angeles, Cali, iWr$i
cording to a telegram received hwr
today. Mr. Barton, who was 60 year*
of age, was a tender of fine fcoWMW.

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