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VOXiTJM 63 £?vViv$rote 1 1 £v- E POWER Kulp Measure, Charging Graded Fee, 85 Per Cent of Which Goes for Road Work Through House. VETO ON OREGON PLAN SUSTAINED House Votes Plan .- Head Failed by Three to Pass Primary Over Governor's Road Bill Passes. Des Moines, March 10.—The Iowa -house of representatives today passed .Ht: 3 Kulp automobile tax bill, providing that each automobile in Iowa shall be exempt from taxation, but shall pay a license fee, dependent upon the :^|horse power of the machine, instead. ^'Eighty-five per-cent of the money re X, ceived goes for road improvements, ^apportioned among, the counties. The Ijjvote was 83 to 16. The house, with little opposition, to day passed the Cunningham bill pro viding for the compulsory dragging of roads in Iowa under direction of towu ship trustees and boards of super -visors. The vote was 96 to T. Oregon Law Veto Sustained. The house of the Iowa legislature 'refused to pass the Oregon primary bill over Governor B. P. Carroll's ve® ^lafter one of the most spectacular par liamentary skirmishes ever experienc ,:/ed in the Iowa general assembly. The was 69 yeas and 37 nays. A con- -riisitutional two-thirds vote being re ^quired to pass it over the governor's f'lt j,:veto. The democrats and insurgent ^republicans were short, thre^ ..votes ot ••he required number. jr Those1, who originally votedllfor the "bill and refused to vote for it over the "governor** veto, were: Beans, Brady Collin, Daniels, Edmunds, Fry, Hal grlne, Harding, Jacobson, Moore, Pat terson, Shane, Smith of Decatur, c$Pf3peer, gtlpe, Van Campi ""k'i Those who were absent in original rol call and voted against the meas f-3 ure, were. Campbell of Ida, Crist and Harvey. W-: T'* On original roll call the vote was to 18. The gain ot 19 by its op pohents* votes prevented the neces y$ sary two-thirds to carry it over the WH governor's veto. i. Five Mile Limit Bill Up. The five-mile bill of Representative George of Story, ousting saloons from floor of the house this morning. The bill had been indefinitely postponed, but by action of the house this morn ing it will be considered by the house. Representative Shane introduced two bills in the house this morning, one permitting the commission of pharmacy tq allow unregistered phar macists to sell certain remedies, and the other rendering illegal the com pounding of physicians prescriptions by other than registered pharmacists. J' 8enate Proceedings. The senate passed the De Wolfe bill, providing for |10,000 for encourage ment of the dairy methods. Senator Taylor introduced a bill pro viding for $5,000 annually for a state department of horticulture and fores try to supervise intensive farming and truck gardening. Senator Spaulding introduced a bill permitting cities of 6,000 population to adopt the commission plan of govern-, ment. Senator CowleS' bill giving wholesale drug houses of the state power to sell liquor to retail stores for purposes other than as a beverage, stirred up a big fight in the senate this morning. The bill was lost, 16 to 22. Senator Webber introduced in the senate a bill creating the title of cer tified public accountant, and regulating the practice of examiner. Among the bills introduced in the senate were By Malmberg, giving the state board of health poorer to summon witnesses from any part of the state. By Taylor, of Appanoose, establish ing a state department of forestry and horticulture. By Bennett, establishing state anti toxin station for the distribution of material at cost.- By Saunders, advancing the term of office of each member of the board of control one year. Normal Bill is Recommended. The Adams bill calling for state aid for all high schools, including special normal courses for the training of rural school teachers, whs acted on with favor by the senate appropriations com mittee yesterday afternoon. The original bill called for an appro priation of $100,000, but this the com mittee cut down to $75,000. The measure is considered highly im portant by those interested in school work. It provides that special nonual courses are to be given in the eleven il and twelfth grades, and that all high (Continued on Page 8.) A frt? Iowa City, was the shuttlecock on the enough of hiB vote would go back to Sjt* THE VOTE TODAY ON THE SENATORSHIP 4.4 ^4 Today's vote on United States senator resulted as follows: Deemer 66 Kenyon 45 Porter, (dem.) 52 Absent or not voting, 5. Necessary to elect 77. INTEREST LAGS IN ELECTION OF SENATOR Discussion Turns to Regular Election in 1912 as Pres ent Deadlock Shows No Signs of Breaking. [BY W. H. POWELL.] Des Moines, March 10.—(Special.)— The senatorial campaign has reached a point now where the discussion turns almost altogether upon the out look for the regular election in 1912J If anyone is chosen by the legislature to serve for the unexpired term of the late Senator Dolliver it will be with the understanding that such a choice does not bind those who place him In office to support him in the election for the long term. Although there is no talk of it in the lobbies, it would seem the course of wisdom now to turn to some man of senatorial size upon whom the two factions of the party might unite, for the unexpired term some man who, like George M. Curtis, would be a candidate for the office merely for the honor of serving the people 6f Iowa for the short term and not for the purpose of putting himself at the head of the liBt of aspirants for the six years' term." Mr CurtiB originate^ this policy and is the,only man who has expressed his willingness to accept the office under these conditions. It is doubtful If he could secure the requisite vote, how. ever, but some man can be found who could command the majority., of the membership of the legislature. Else Iowa is indeed faction-ridden. The special primary is a dream that never came true the Oregon plan is a bursted bubble, the house having failed yesterday to pass it over the governor's veto. There is little chance now to break the dead lock that has held for six weeks. Judge Deemer, despite the frantic appeal of a big portion of the progressive press, refuses to drop out of the race in fa vor of Kenyon and if he should with draw there is every likelihood that Young or to some other standpatter to prevent the election of ivenyon. Kenyon Men Still 8olid. Kenyon's men are as solid as they were when they started voting. They have cinched the record for long distance standpatters, and they have gained a little strength now and then from quarters where they little expect ed it. There is, in short, about as much chance of breaking the deadlock without a short-term election, as there is that Lafayette Young will declare for Kenyon. If you haven't been watching the militant junior senator you don't know how remote a possi bility that is, but the writer searched quite a while to find a remote one and passed up several others to use this comparison because Mr. Young gives about as much indication of backing Kenyon .as he does of backing out. And no one has ever accused him of quitting any fight. David Brant, the hard-hitting editor of the Iowa City Republican, came out editorially for Kenyon the other day. This, however, may have been be cause of some state university string that friends of the Fort Dodge man have pulled, and David doesn't have so .(Continued on Page 8.) Atlanta, Ga., March 10.—President Taft is the guest of the sbuth at At lanta today. This evening he will address the Southern Commercial congress on a "Greater Nation Through a Great South." The presi dent-arrived in the city at 10:30 this morning. A reception committee made up of prominent citizens met his train at Gainesville early this morning and ac companied him to a hotel. On his ar rival here' the fifth' regiment of the national guard of Georgia served as his official escort. Mr. Taft attended the morning session of the Commer cial Congress and later was enter tained at luncheon at the Capital City club. After the luncheon he and the "'si PRESIDENT TAFT GUBS7 OF SOUTH'S COMMERCIAL CONGRESS "A Greater Nation Through a Great South" Will be His Subject in Address Then Goes to Augusta to Rest Up. idiic.gn ON SATURDAY General Carter Will Arrive Tonight and Will Soon be Joined by. Most of Com panies to Form Command. INTEREST FELT IN NEW DISCLOSURES Admissions of Administra tion That Move Was In spired by Conditions Mexico Brings Surprise. Washington, D. C-, March 10.—With all the details of the great southward movement of troops completed and the scene of activity quickly shifted from Washington to the field, the headquar ters of the army today awaited com placently the arrival of the units of the moving commands at their objective points. Maj. Gen. William H. Carter, com mander of the division which is con centrating at San Antonio, is expected to arrive at the Texas post tomorrow. Reports to the war department indi cate that by that time nearly all of the troops which will form the divisions will have reported. Of the posts from which the soldiers .are being drawn to make up the division, Fort D. A. Russell, Wyo., is the farthest removed from the places of rendezvous. It is thought that the troops from the fort will reach San Antonio by Sunday and not later than Moqday. Maj. Gen. Leonard Wood, it was an nounced at the war' department, prob ably will go to the border in April. The purpose of his trip will be to In spect the camp and command thrown along the frontier. Navy Carries Out' Its Part. The navy is carrying out its part of the operations just as though the sudden and extensive preparations.of war vessels for active duty was a part of the humdrum of every-day life. Three ships of the fifth division of the Atlantic fleet are enroute to Guanata mo, Cuba. The armored cruiser Washington, the remaining unit of the division, which is undergoing repairs at, the Portsmouth navy yard, will be ready for duty on March 15 when she will.sail to join her division. The admissions in administration cir cles that the military activity is in' spired by conditions in Mexico were read with deep interest today by of ficers of the army and navy, a major ity of whom had accepted the earlier explanation that the operations were merely technical exercises and drills in the art of warfare. Administration States Purpose. That the administration has decided to dissemble no longer'its reasons for the sudden and unprecedented move ment of troops to the Mexican border is Indicated by a special dispatch re ceived last night from the staff corres pondent of the Associated Press who is accompanying President Taft on his journey to Atlanta. The Associated Press correspond ent's dispatch referred to, dated Char lottesville, Va., through which place the president's train passed last night at 7:10 o'clock, is as follows:' "All doubt as to the purpose of the government in sending 20,000 troops to the Mexican border has at last been swept away. "The United States has determined that the revolution in the republic to to the south must end. "The American troops have been sent to form a solid military wall along the Rio Grande to stop filibust ering and to see that there is no further smuggling of arms and men across the international boundary. Believe it Will End War. "It Is believed that with this source of contraband supplies cut off (Continued on Page 8,) visiting state executives were tend ered a reception at the governor's mansion. This afternoon the president will deliver an address to the negroes of Atlanta at the Central Avenue Meth odist church. After his address at the Commercial Congress tonight, the president will dine at the Piedmont Driving club. At the dinner Judge Beverly J. Evans of the Georgia su- the Georgia bar's appreciation of the high compliment paid it by the eleva tion of one of its members to the su preme court of the United States. At midnight the president will leave for Augusta where he will take a rest before the re-assemblyine of congress. ,, mmrp aiy preme court will assure Mr. Taft of jury yesterday returned iQdictments ... .. against six Mexicans on the charge of kidnaping Lawrence Converse and Ed win Blatt two weeks ago. The names of men indicted will not be given out un til arrests are made. This is believed to be the first step toward extradition "A. 4 A 1 OTTUMWJL "WAPELXjO COUNTY, IOWA* SATURDAY, MARCH 11, 1911 :.' ^,- i« N Sl*^ •^.''•y \V 'rf^ Thirty-three Car Loads of Regulars and' Equipment for Field Service Stop Here Enroute to South. QUARTERMASTER TELLS OF TRIP Officer Questions Whether the Mobilization is Ma neuvers Alone Squadron Fixed for Field Service. Fully equipped for service in the field and carrying rations and forage for ten days, the second squadron of the 4th cavalry, U. S. A., troops E, F, G,. and H, under the command of Capt. L. M. Koehler of Ft. Snelling, Minn, arrived In Ottumwa over the Mil waukee this morning at 10:55 o'clock and after an hour departed for Kan sas City where tonight they transfer to the Rock Island road and proceed to the Mexican border to participate in the maneuvers that were ordered Wed nesday by President Taft. The com mand includes eleven officers and 230 men. They have with them 265 head of horses and mules. 'In all there are fourteen cars of animals, four cars of wagons among which one sees the Red Cross ambulance, three cars of feed or forage and four cars of camp outfit consisting of all that is carried by the men for Bervlce in the field. The men are provided with everything a trooper carries in his life aB a sol dier. Two baggage cars that are used as kitchens and six sleepers make up the balance of the train which in all has thirty-three cars In its make ,up. Two of I's massive engines ar«/.uf.M to move tne train over the Milwaukee's lines and the trkiii was brought into Ottumwa from Davenport under the charge of Conductor E. B. Sutton, and Engineers W. Rawlings and C. L. Stuts man. Conductor J. O. Mullen with Engineers J. Adams and R. Norman had the train from Ottumwa to Laredo. At Kansas City the train scheduled to arrive about 9 o'clock tonight, and will there be turned over to the Rock Island railroad which will bring it to San Antonio, Texas. Animals Cared For. Last night the animals were fed at Savanna, 111., and will again receive their feeding at Kansas City .tonight. Some forty mules, or four ten-line teams of mules are carried. The horses number aljout 225 head. An irteresting sight is a visit to one of the equipment cars. Here one finds the equipment each trooper carries in the field about his person, and each trooper has his kit done up in a bushel gunny sack, comprising saddle, nose-bag, blanket, arms, etc. Each bag has the number of the troop on it and when unloading a detail of men pas them out to the troopers, who place them in their or der on the ground near the horge cars, where they secure their chargers and then complete the outfitting. A large amount of ammunition is also in the cars and there is a'blacksmith's and farrier's kits, and small lockers for the various men, each troop having its own car. Kitchen Not Missing. Perhaps the most interesting cars to v,isit are the two baggage cars. The reason of this is that the cars are tem porary kitchens and are equipped with two field ranges for cooking the meals of the troopers and officers. The com missary needed for the kitchen is car ried in these cars. The two cars are provided to supply two troops each, and two cooks and mess sergeants are in charge. The food. is partaken of by the troopers and officers, In their cars. The serving is done by what are (Continued on Page 8,) CRISP'S SON IS NAMED Champ Clark, Next Speaker of House Clerk and Parti* W r' mentarian. Amerlcus, Ga., March 10.—Judge Charles Crisp, son of former Speaker Crisp of the national house of repre sentative has received a telegram from Champ Clark, speaker to be,' of the house, offering him the place of house parliamentarian and clerk to the speaker". Judge Crisp immediately ac cepted the appointment and was in structed to report in Washington March 21 for duty. EXTRADITE AMERICAN Movement Begun to 8ecure Relea«e of Blatt and Converse Allege '. Kidnaping. El Paso, Tex., March 10—The "grand Droceedings. c&.i K': '. r-'-r- U4\ '4 .vr5# WW, .' Viiy\ fa $$$*£ ,'i. 'vi"' !%Ay London, March 10.—After a continu ous sitting of nineteen hours the house of commons rose at' 10 o'clock this morning. A stormy scene marked the session right up to the close. The whole night was occupied with the discussion of the land clause of the budget and the debate was the most bitter that has been heard in the lower chambers in ten years. I Harsh and personal remarks were hurled fast and furiously, anger flared among the members and a riot was threatened when in the midst of an excited demonstration on the part of the new nationalists Captain James Craig, representing the east division of Downe, sprang to his feet, and ad dressing the chamber, remarked that If the presiding officer would give the word the opposition would gladly throw the whole nationalist party out of the house. 1 Douglas, Ariz., March 10:—One hun dred and fifty Mexican refuges from this city were surrounded by Ameri can troops when they gathered near hortfer/ last -night. •'isto'e placed under arrest and are being held here. The Mexicans began to flock toward the border when the report reached here that a rebel forcc had appeared at Agua Priete. It is believed that they were massed with the intention of joining the rebels in the event of an assault being made on Agua Priete. American Troops at Border. As soon as word was received that the rebel band of John Cabral "Red" Lopez and Bracanto were threatening Agua Priete, Captain Frank Johnson of the third cavarly ordered troop to the border The cavalry men spent the night riding the ljne between here and Agua Priete. The Mexican authorities at Agua Priete Issued, orders that any one crossing the line from the north would be shot. Agua Priete is not prepared to repulse ah ftttack from Cabrala and Blanco, which is anticipated. Blanco's force Is reported to be a few miles to the southwest and, it is believed that he and the force now before the city are acting in concert. The city has only 50 troops. Half of which are Chinese. There are no machine guns. Madero Forces Renew -Attack. El Paso, Tex., March 10.—Dispatches received last night from Columbus, N. M., state that Madero's forces under command of Col. Gariera have renewed th^ attack upon Col. Cuellar's federals at Casas Grandes. They have cap tured the town but are still fighting to retain possession. The loss is said to be heavy on both sides. The number of Americans, reported dead is in creased to fifteen, while thirty-five are said to have been taken prisoners by the federals. These men are said to have been recruited at Chihuahua and were In charge of the machine guns under Captain Harrington. Late last nighf Col. Rabago telegranhed Juarfez officials that he expected to reach Chihuahua early today to restore rail and wire communication With that city. .He further stated that detach ments of troops are guarding the road. Hand to Hand Battle Fought. Merida, Mex., March 10.—In a hand to hand battle between a small de tachment of government troops and a body of rebels who had captured the Haicenda Catmis, near Quintrina Roo. Antonio and Enrique Cicerlo, well known planters, were killed. The rebels through arrangements with the laborers, who are Yaqui Indians seized the Haicenda Wednesday notwith standing the defense put up by a few of the loyal servants. A messenger carried the news of the raid to a small body of troops under command of Maj. Cristobal Carrlllo, who immediately hastened to the attack. Armed with the machetnes, thew are accustomed to use in their work, and other tools as well as fire arms, the insurrectos rushed to the encounter. Their over whelming numbers forced the retreat of the troops, but not before a num ber were slain. "Madero" Is the name insurgents have given the town of Peto, which they captured a few days ago. Yesterday a detachment of federal troops sent from Vera Cruez was landed at Progresso and proceeded to the relief of the retreaters. Va & HOUSE OF COMMONS RISES AFTER NINETEEN-HOUR SESSION j?|ormiest Sitting in Years of British Parliamentary Body Occurs During Consideration Land Clause of Budget !i This remark drew a hurricane 6f angry shouts from the Irish bench and NEAR BORDER Refugees Thought To Be Planning to Join Rebels Held by United'States Troops Sent to District. p.. —r*T*rw-m ••. .*-••.• •,*-c -$y\ij-t« 'V- i,/v 'i* Home Secretary Churchill stood in the breach of the government in the absence of Premier Asquith, who baB been called to Switzerland by the ill ness of his daughter Elizabeth, and of Chancellor Lloyd-George, whose bad throat makes it impossible for him to take part in the ordinary debate and who could not have been heard in last night's turmoil had he been pres ent. The home secretary and the leaders of the opposition exchanged caustic remarks that were frequently personal and several times the secretary was called to order by the chair. Fre quently the government leader re sorted to closure, but the discussion was continued \mtil the participants were fairly worn out.N BILLION SPENT BYCONGRESSAT LAST SESSION Washington, D. C., March 10.—Ap propriations at the last session of con gress aggregated $1,025,489,662, ac cording to the statement issued today by former Representatives Tawney pf Minnesota ahd Livingston of Georgia, who were respectively "chalrinan and ranking democrat of the house appro priations committee in the last con gress. Mr. Tawney says this is leas than "f1,000,000 In excess of the total estimate of President Taft, on which the appropriations are based, and he pays tribute to the executive for good faith in scrutinizing estimates. He computes that the surplus of revenues next year will be not less than $26, 542,000, which with any part of thte treasury cash balance may be applied to the sinking fund. Divided Jurisdiction Costly?" The committee on appropriations, which reported more than half of the total appropriations of congress, re ported during the first regular session of the last congress, $16,933,925 less than the estimates, while the appropri ations of all the other appropriations committees, according to Mr. Tawney, were $27,931,402 in excess of the esti mates. Mr. Tawney claims that if- this con?o!idating reform had been effected it would have saved $62,000,000 at that session alone. Mr. Tawney says one of the evils In cident to divided appropriations juris dictions is the practice of making ap propriations immediately available, large portions of many appropriation bills being, in fact, designed to cover up deficiencies in the preceding year. He points out that the aggregate for the last session, which includes $4. 000,000 for the Appalachian forest re serve, is $2,500,000 less than the ag gregate for the preceding session of congress, and the aggregate of the last congress, which exact aggregate is not given in his statement, is an increase of $600,000 over the preceding con gress. Democrat Hits Army Extension. Declaring that the democrats want to save the people of this country "from the danger which threatens them be cause of the rampant expenditure of their money that has been going on for the last twelve years," Mr. Living ston In his statement contends that militarism is a menace and that demo cratic accession will prevent national bankruptcy. He says it Is a superhu man task to restore appropriations to a normal level because of the enormous liability fastened upon the treasury "by the statutory increase of the en listed strength of the army and navy fourfold since tylr. Roosevelt was so un happily called to the executive office of the republic." Mr. Livingston Sees Uprising. v'1 of It was some time before the chamber was able to restore order.- The scene reminded one of that night in 1901 when the police were called in to make the nationalists behave them selves. re at iv Tawney, as Chairman of Appropriations Commit tee, Praises Taft. %%?k Sounding a note of alarm against a "threatened direct tax," with all its in quisitorial features, Mr. Livingston says that if that day comes, "the peo ple will rise in their might with a cry that will be heard to the remotest cor ners of the earth, and shake from themselves and their posterity the manacles of burdensome taxation fos tered by the republican party. That day is not distant unless we stop in stanter in this precipitous money-wast ing race we are now engaged Ik. 3 Tolstoi/a Son In America. New York, March 10.—Count Leo Tolstoi, son of the late Count Tolstoi, came here today on the Mauretina ant] is visiting America to study social con ditions. He will meet President Taft, John D. Rockefeller, Andrew Carnegie. Colonel Roosevelt. «ni ot^^.Ameri' cans. -•!& -hC£ U*1 m? t™ 'y *T$PfT "*y•' i'!i 11- *1 J" t'/ \\$' •. dk Miles One Dead. I NUMBER 92 BLOWS TOWN OFF THE MAP Explosion at Dupont Mills in as an a W is Felt for a Radius of 100 EVERY BUILDING IN VILLAGE LEVELED There Are Still Five Build ings Containing Dynamite That May be Set Off, at Any Moment. Y.- •vS .' i. J* Al Pleasant Prairie, Wis., March 10.—The results of the explo slon which blew up the Dupont 4 Powder Co. plant here last night, and shook the earth for hundreds of miles around, as summed up today, are as fol lows: Two hundred or more peo pie injured, many painfully. ,.., E. S. Thompson, killed, Property loss estimated at' $1,500,000. The hamlet of Pleasant Pral rie, Wis., has been wiped oft the map in the most terrific ex plosion in the history of the powder industry in America. The site of the great works •, of the powder company this morning is marked only by a great hole In the ground. Dimage scattered over a ra dius of 100 miles. Dwellings in village, "with a population of TOO, reduoed to ruins. ^-Wwtf^sives bloWto«p^Pl«e magazines, ebntalhlng*lW tons finished dynamite, 130 tons dy liamite, unfinished 8,000 kegs finished giant powder, 24,000 kegs unfinished giant powder. Pleasant Prairie, Wis., March 10.—' Fire was still burning this morning In W the magazines of the Dupont Powder |||l company, which blew up last night, killing at least one person, injurjrtng 11| nearly 200 others and causing loss |tf of perhaps $1,500,000 within a radio* of 100 miles. While the officers of the company assert that all the employee «*eept foreman were accounted for, three of the men could not be found after explosion. Pleasant Prairie is ten miles west of '"H Kenosha, Wis. The powder mill Is a mile north of the village which has population of about 700. sli 1 The force of the explosion complete ly demolished the houses on the Gen*' eva road which were near th® mill and ,S every house in the village wasHj wrecked. Almost equal damage was done lrt Bristol, four miles west 'r The force of the explosion -waa felt! more than a hundred miles in ever/ direction and that only one man was killed and' one dangerously injured is said by officials of the powder com pany to be little short of miraculous, The fire manes It Impossible to search the ruins. Several attempts were made by Sheriff Andrew Btahl, but on each occasion he and* his dep*'ti^ uties were driven back by successive explosions as the fire reached pacfo ages of powder. Hole In Ground 100 Feet Deep. The last attempt Jttst before day break was stopped by. the heaviest ofl the following explosions and the sheriff said that the fire must die 6nt before the ruins could be approached. At that time, Sheriff Stahl asserted that he was far from satisfied that but one body was In the ruins. "There are eight carloads of loose black powder In a building still stand" ing," said Sheiff Stahl. "It may go at any moment. There is a hole in the ground w_ere the dynamite house was, a hundred feet deep." This morning a few of the residents of Pleasant Prairie,were attempting to rescue their household goods from their shattered homes. A number of men stood guard in their door yards over night. Almost immediately after the crash, the village was Invaded by curiosity-seekers and others and as* serting that looting and vandalism was beginning, Sheriff Stahl pressed a hundred deputies Into service and cleared the village. The first work ol the deputies was to get every one out 'f 4 of the town and away from the danger zone as following explosions wer® feared. Superientendent's Remarkable Escape. /4 The escape of Superintendent Clar ence Brady was remarkable. He was In the soda house with, Engineer Flinn at the time. The men were blown through the building and landed on the roof of the adjoining magazine. This e.. ploded instantly and Brady and %^?i(Continued on Page 8,) ft ~'W 1 'Zk V.