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,A--,. 1 :. W '. 'T rt. 'T f-l 1 f-M, ,.K.. VOLUME 65 'I •..-vf-.v RISE CEASES AT RELIEF 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 Garrison Returns. 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 creasing refugees. 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. FIELDER APPROVES 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 May 1. 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 expense. FAMOUS BURNING MIRRORS FOUND 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. 1 jr..- •••.: .j •"1" *v ... I' The single independent candidate to. be elected is.Alderman Charles E, Mer riam, a professor at the University of Otytoago -^nd until ^.recently & progre» Sive leader. 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 elected. 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 republican. 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. EXPRESS LINES PRESENT CASE Interstate Commerce Commission Hear Final Arguments on Level Rate Reduction Contemplated.. 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 panies. 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 tion and BO 4 .it 1 r*- Mors Than $3,0Qfr\ Raised First Day ofY.M.C.A.Rally 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* noon: J. B. Sax (Houn' Dog) T. P. Spllman (Camels) J. F. Powell (Parrots) E. H. Emery (Tarantulas %J -rrf $ 320 185 158 100 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 40 1,355 458 288 310 ,..$3,301 DEMOCRATS GET MOST OFFICES A 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 progressive total. 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 tions. 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. •«v -j .. '. V- (••"..•. .. United States Decided This Morning to Recognize China in Its New Form of Government. 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 tails. A note is being prepared at the state department to be addressed to China through the Chinese minister here. 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 the post. 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 /ti t/-'- t: 4. 'V1 *'*-r v- 1 and al ready ^there atfs heart burnings and jealousies. "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 tonight. AVIATORS TO TRY ATLANTIC FLIGHT 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 eighteen months. 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. V'. r' OTTUMWA, WAPELLO COUNTY, IOWA,THURSDAY, APRIL 3, 1913. COURT NOT FREE FROM GRAFT OF RAILROAD PASS 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 carriers. "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 the bench. "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 BE INVESTIGATED 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 into thoroughly." 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. NEGRESS CHARGED 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 CAUSES DEATH 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 was killed. LUMBER EXPERT PASSES AWAY 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 here. k' •i .-I ry '. 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 Holding Primaries. [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 81 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, will probably pass 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. H"*A *v' 'v V"' •/. •', ••*•».-. ». '*•.•• ... ,s' '•'. •., '-'. v-t ••. *, 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 hard time. the. legislature and the the bill 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 his followers. 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. (Continued on Page 5.) 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 tomorrow morning. The coffin will occupy a special car draped with black and silver fringe. tn the funeral car will be a a I fSSSSy^ the hoiei [BY E. H. HANSON.] lUjMWUJU IWP^W'JW kji#,11,1,1'!!1. a 1 WSSS rome wiU be private. 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. THIRTY DAYS Wade and Reed in Wash ington Discussing the Pie Cutting Peeper Makes a Statement oil Jobs. C„ April it-—Repre- Washington, D. sentative Pepper has received jm many queries from friends and sup* immediate announcement as to his disposition of offices that he has felt compelled to issue a .general' statement on condi tions. 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 their consideration. Referring to patronage matters, Mr. Pepper said: "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 right." 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. Pepper's opinion. .*'''' 4 «..,-, 4 St f^ NUMBSR 101 CONTRACTS T(f CEASE IN IOWA Senate Adopts 'Bill Provid ing $50,000 to Purchase Equipment for Peniten tiary, RECONSIDER THE UTILITIES BILL' Measure Defeated -f Last Night is Passed by &ouse Today in Exactly the Same Form. 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 the prisoners. 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 adjust. 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 amendments! 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 precinct. 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 order. 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, and Oklahoma.