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FIFTY-NINTH YEAR. NO. 184.
TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 1910. TEN PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
State Railway Commission
on Its Way to Green
DETAILS ADD HORROR
Bodies of Many of the 47 Dead
Crushed and Torn Be
Des Moines, Iowa, March 22. The
Iowa board of railway commissioners
left today for Marshalltown to investi
gate the cause of the wreck. The
board will Inquire as to possible viola
tion of the train, dispatcher's order gov
erning the running time of the train
and the railroad's delay in sending res
. cuers to the scene for more than two
Trm4 Mum Not Blair.
Sedalla, Mo., Marc h22. G. W.
Blair of SedaJia, reported killed In
the Marshalltown wreck, is alive at
his home near Sedalla. The person
killed was probably C. W. Baer, a
farmer who resided four miles west
of Sedalla. Baer left here Sunday
for Grundy Center, Iowa, and was a
passenger on the train.
Work Late at Nlarht.
Marshalltown, Iowa, March 22.
Work of recovering the bodies from
the Rock Island train wreck contin
ued late In the night.
Kxeltemeat Wears Oat.
The excitement of yesterday over
the great tragedy quieted down to
day, but hundreds are grouped about
the morgue in this city where lie the
bodies of 44 victims. Of this total
seven are still unidentified and some
of these because of the terribly
bruised and crushed condition of the
bodies probably will never be ldenti---fied.
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Ies;s aad Arms Tora Off.
Hardly a body but had legs and
arms broken and in many cases one
or more of these members was torn
off entirely and some entirely miss
ing. The scene at the morgue is
grewsome., Five long rows of bodies
,extendlng from the rear to the front
(filled the whole room, leaving scarce
ly passage room between for the
undertakers. In this scene all night
long nearly a dozen undertakers
worked preparing the bodies for
The total dead this afternoon was
placed at '47, Including four unidenti
The Identified dead follow:
MILTON PARISH, Cedarville, Mo
JACOB NAUHOLZ, Cedar Rapids,
Iowa; conductor of train No. 21.
ROSS, Cedar Rapids, fire
ROSS CHARTER, Cedar Rapids;
ARCHIE PRICE, Cedar Rapids;
R. A. ROBINSON. Cedar Rapids;
engineer of engine 828.
L. W. PARRISH. Cedar Falls; pro
fessor of Iowa State Teachers col
MRS, LEWIS. Valley Junction,
wife of Dr. Lewis.
W. W. EGGERS, care Ellis hotel,
F. D. LYMAN. Waterloo.
N. C. HE ACOCK, West Liberty;
ANTHONY PHILLIPS, Waterloo.
GEORGE P. BUNT, Waterloo.
FRED L. COLTON, Washington,
H. L. PENNINGTON, Galesburg.
111.; member Galesburg lodge, B. of
THOMAS G. BETTS. Cedar Rap
ids; traveling salesman.
C. G. Eves, West Branch; half of
MRS. WALTER DAVIS, Waterloo.
JOHN BANBRIDGE, Hartford,
F. F. FISHER. West Branch, Iowa.
WILLIAM FLECK, Vinton.
INGEBRET L. TANGEN, North
wood. Iowa. '
EARL T. MAIN, cashier First Na
tional bank, Williamsfleld, III.
C. O. HOFF, Minneapolis mail
ANDREW J. WHITE, colored, 418
East Seventh street, St. Paul.
JENNIE YOUNG. Vinton.
LAUREN ALLECH WAGER, Og
G. W. BAER, Sedalla, Mo.; died
at St. Thomas hospital.
MAY HOFFMAN, Waterloo, Iowa.
A. P. ADAMS (supposed), Wilmar,
JOHN WHITE of Des Moines, pilot
on the train for the Great Western;
died at 10 o'clock last night.
MRS. B. G. LYMAN of Cedar Rap
ids; died from Injuries at 10 o'clock.
A. X. BROWN, owner of candy
kitchen at Waterloo.
Mrs. A. X. BROWN, Waterloo.
LEON ORE BROWN, 18.
EVA BROWN. 6.
WILLIAM WARD; West Branch,
Fall tonight and Wednesday; con
tinued mild temperature.
Temperature at 7 a. m. 51. Maxi
mum temperature in last 24 hours, 67;
minimum in' 12 hours, 51. Velocity of
wind at 7 a. m., 4 miles per hour. Pre
cipitation, none. Relative humidity, at
7 p. m. 29, at 7 a. m. 69. Stage of wa
ter, 7.8 feet, no change In last 24
J. M. SHERIER,
(From noon today until noon tomor
row.) Sun sets 6:10, rises 5:54; moon
sets 52S a. m.
BESSIE PURVIS, Washington.
MRS. D. F. LLYMAN. Cedar Rapids..
J. S. GOODENOUGH, engineer. Ce
LIZZIE ANDERSON, Vinton.
LOUIS F. BIEBACK, Muscatine.
MOODY, Menominee. Wis.
FRANK HJNTZ, Spring Brook, Wis.
MRS. E. M. FORTHJNGTON, resi
The unidentified dead:
THREE MEN, one of whom is sup
posed from card in his pocket to be a
resident of Dalhart, Texas.
Following is a list of the injured
Irene Cowan, Waterloo, Iowa; arm
J. S. Goodnough, Cedar Rapids,
Iowa; fireman, face and body injured.
G. W. Thompson, Vinton, Iowa;
L. E. Eggleston, Vinton, Iowa;
Liszle Anderson, Vinton, Iowa;
both legs broken.
August Swanson, Vinton, Iowa;
Florence Winn, Vinton, Iowa;
right leg cut.
Mrs. L. Patterson, Louisiana, Mo.;
Charles Davis, Inland, Minn.; fore
head cut, splinter through abdomen;
win probably die.
P. J. Swift, Waterloo, Iowa; com-
(Continued on Fag Seven.)
OF BEING AMERICAN
English Woman Beaten by Bogota
Mob President Calls on
Bogota, Colombia, March 22.
Anti-American sentiment here con
tinues to find expression in rioting.
Yesterday two English girls, mis-:
taken for Americans, were mobbed
and beaten. Subsequently President
Ramon Gonzales Valencia made an
official call upon American Minister
OLEO OFFENDERS X
Chicago, March 22. Edward Enders
was sentenced to three years in the
penitentiary and Henry Hinn to one
year for violating the oleomargarine
law. Judge Landis, who pronounced
sentence today upon the defendants,
also assessed $5,000 and $2,500 against
the prisoners, respectively.
BREAK IN STRIKE
Philadelphia, March 21. The first
big break in the general strike came
today when 2,200 bricklayers noti
fied their employers they were ready
to return to work.
SET CAUCUSES ON
Washington, March 22. House re
publicans will hold a caucus for the se
lection of six republican members of
the new committee on rules Wednes
day night. The democrats have agreed
on Thursday night for their caucus.
MAYBRAY ON WAY TO PEN
He and 1 1 Confederates in Crime De
part from Council Bluffs.
Council Bluffs, Iowa. March 22. May
bray and 11 associates, sentenced to
the federal prison at Leavenworth for
swindling, left for that place today in
charge of United States marshals.
TO GET OPTION
ON THE BALLOT
Chicago, March 22. Owing to a de
cision by the board of election commis
sioners today adverse to the "drys,"
there is said to be but the slightest
chance that Chicago voters will ballot
on the question of local option April
Local option advocates contended
the board had not the , power to con
sider the legality or illegality of the
names of their petition, but the board
holds it has power. The "drys" may
bring suit for a writ of mandamus be
fore Justice Carter of the Illinois su
preme court to compel the placing of
the local option issue on the ballot.
TO USE THE
Republican National Com
mittee Planning Sum
Method Adopted to Wage War
on the Insurgents in Their
Washington, March 22. Well known
republican statesmen, it is announced
here, are to stump the country on Chau
tauqua circuits next summer under the
auspices of the republican congres
sional committee. As far as possible
The Editor of the Northwestern Mill
it is understood the republican speak
ers will enter the bailiwicks where in
surgents abide and where there is
threatened disaffection on account of
the new tariff law.
Barton for Iowa.
Senator Burton is expected to spend
a week in Iowa after congress ad
journs, expounding party orthodoxy.
Tawney of Minnesota, chairman of the
house committee on appropriations,
will speak In Colorado and Wyoming.
Senator Curtis of Kansas, Representa
tives Madden and Prince of Illinois,
Olmsted of Pennsylvania, Kahn of Cal
ifornia, Smith of California, . Olcott of
New York, and others, will take one
night stand routes to reconvert the
Other Side Not Idle.
On the other hand, it is reported
chautauqua circuits are to be enliven
ed with some of the insurgents. La
Follette of Wisconsin and Cummins of
Iowa being among the leaders who are
to talk to the people during the hot
PAXT0N MAN NEW
Washington, March 22. William
H. White, formerly cashier of the
First National bank of Paxton, III.,
has been appointed national bank
examiner for Illinois, succeeding
Mark L. Harper, recently resigned.
MORE PAY FOR R. Y. MAIL CLERKS?
CONGRESS BEGRUDGES MOIETY
- BY TAV.
(Special Correspondence of The Argus.)
Washington, March 20. Are Uncle
Sam's railway mail clerks. at last to
receive an expense allowance of 75
cents a day in cases where they have
been out on the road 12 hours and
must eat and sleep away from home?
Congress will see about it. A para
graph providing for the meager allow
ance for the underpaid clerks has been
Inserted in the postofflce appropriation
bill, which has passed the house. If
the paragraph is not stricken out in
the senate, or in conference, the rail-
way mall clerks, or some of them at
Strike of 27,000 Firemen on
Western Roads Bids Fair
to Be Averted.
MEDIATION PAVES THE WAY
Wage Question Will Be Arbitrated
After Compromise Is Reached
on the Other Points.
Chicago, March 22. Commissioner of
Labor O'Neill, the railway managers
and trainmen's representatives spent
today here working out the details of
a compromise whereby a strike will be
Settle All Questions.
All questions in dispute between the
27,000 firemen and managers, it is ex
pected, will be amicably settled in the
following manner: -'
The Question of seniority or the pro
motion of old time firemen over new
men and the question of representation
by the union of firemen who have been
promoted to be enginemen are to be
Always Gets the Blame
er, Speaking Authoritatively, States
All Trusts. Xews Item.
compromised before any arbitration is
The demand of the men for an in
crease In wages of 12 per cent Is
then to be submitted to arbitration un
der the Erdman act.
In previous negotiations the rail
roads had agreed to arbitrate 'the wage
question, but had declined to arbitrate
the other two points on the ground
that they were points of discipline and
Statement la Brief.
The general managers last night is
sued the following statement:
"The railroads have no statement to
make. The arbitration committee
which will hear the wage dispute will
under the Erdman act be composed
of one member appointed by the fire
men, one appointed by the railroads
and one selected by the chairman of
the interstate commerce commission,
the latter to act as Judge.
3 Cent More for Switchmen.
Chicago, March 22. An increase
of 3 cents an hour for switchmen
and $5 a month for switchtenders
and towermen Is granted in the de
cision of the federal arbitration board
announced here today.
Rock Falls on'Three.
Winnipeg, Man., March 22. While
blasting rock for a new power dam at
Revelstoke, Gus Laaske, M, J.- Mac
kay and John Osure, workmen, were
killed. A big slab of overhanging rock
fell an them.
least, will be allowed 75 cents a day
to partially cover extra expenses ne
cessitated by the requirements of the
Non-Polltlcali That's the Trouble.
If the position of a railway mall
clerk was a political one there would
be no doubt about the retention of the
paragraph referred to. Congress has
millions to spend for the conservation
of the republican machine; It creates
new positions for republican politi
cians by the thousand, and increases
the salaries of republican office-holders
with a lavish hand. But as con
cerning railway mail clerks, and non-
oolitical "ht of, like efficiency.
And the Greatest of Them
All, Says Congressman
SPEAKS IN THE HOUSE
Naval Bill Laden with Appro
priations for Tlew War
Washington, March 22. Referring to
President Taft as. "a rather pliant ex
ecutive," and character Izlng Roosevelt
as "the greatest insurgent of them all,
who taught the insurgents how to in
surge," Representative Palmer (demo
That the Farmer Is the Biggest of
crat) of Pennsylvania attacked the ad
ministration from the floor of the
IJrtle Benefit Kxperted.
He believed the country could ex
pect little real benefit from the present
"show of effort on the part of the pres
ident to redeem the pledges of the re
publican platform." The republican
president must bow to his party's false
traditions. Arguing on this assertion
Palmer ridiculed the possibility of re
form or redemption of party pledges.
" Provides for New Warship.
Washington, March 22. The naval
appropriation bill carrying $129,037,002
was reported to the house today. The
bill provides for a naval increase of
two first-class battleships, one repair
ship, two fleet colliers, and five sub
marines. The military academy bilf carrying
$1,854,649 passed the senate today.
Clapp Attacks Rail Bill.
Washington, March 22. "Abso
lutely revolutionary" was the term
applied by Senator Clapp in the sen
ate today to some of the prqvisions
of the administration railroad bill.
The measure came up in regular or
der and the Minnesota senator spoke
in general opposition to it. He
especially antagonized the creation
of a court of commerce. The court
provision was characterized as novel
and the senator Baid the fact that the
bill had been prepared by the attor
ney general at the Instance of the
president did not bind him to its sup
port. congress' policy is one of the most
How Capitol Employe Kare.
If, instead of being railway mail
clerks, the men who handle letters on
the trains were employed about the
capitol building here In Washington,
they would not only receive fancy sal
aries, but an extra month's pay each
year as a bonus for being a good re
publican. - The last distribution of
bonus from the public treasury was
made through hous resolution No.
26, a copy of which any, one may se
cure by writing to the house document
(Continued on'Pa?e Two.)
May Never Return
to Seat in the Senate
BENJAMIN R. TILLMAN.
The South Carolina member of the
upper house was recently stricken
with a second stroke of paralysis.
He has been taken home.
TAFT INNEW YORK
President Visits Press Club and
. Will Later Speak at
NEW DEFENSE OF TARIFF
With Aldrich Sitting at Elbow He
Lauds the Present Act in
New York, March 22. President Taft
arrived here early this morning. The
president was driven to the home of
his brother, Henry W. Taft. This af
ternoon he visited the Press club, and
tonight will speak at a banquet of the
American Peace and Arbitration
league. ' '
Aldrich at Left.
Providence. R. I., March 22. With
Senator Aldrich seated at his left
hand. President Taft last night de
fended the Payne-Aldrich tariff bill in
his address at the annual dinner of
the New England Manufacturing Jew
elers and Silversmiths' association.
The president also expressed the
hope that it would not be necessary
-maxirau m - tariff-Tares
against Canada, thus bearing out the
reports of the Albany conference that
the negotiations with the dominion
government had taken a more favor
"I can't go on the floor of the house
or senate," said the president, "so I
have to accept opportunties like this
to give vent to my views. At the re
cent extra session of congress we
passed a new tariff bill which has been
the subject, many say. of considerable
discussion. But the proof of the pud
ding Is in the eating.
Claims for Xew Tariff.
"Seven months of the new tariff law
have proved a number of things.
"First It is the best revenue get
ter we ever had.
"Second It has by the returns
shown that it has the largest free list.
"Third It has shown that the rates
of the Dingley bill have been mater
"Fourth By the creation of a cus
toms court it has provided a means
for the speedy and just administration
of the custom law.
- "Fifth It has provided free trade
with the Philippines a measure of
justice which should have been given
as far back as 1900.
"Sixth It has furnished to the exec
utive, by means of the maximum and
minimum principle, a leverage to se
cure from all foreign countries fair
treatment for American products with
out any undue discrimination, evi
dences of which had been cropping
out in the tarff laws of a number of
City's Greeting; Joyous One.
President Taft's reception as he
rode through the streets probably was
the most demonstrative he has receiv
ed from a street throng in any city
he has visited. The thoroughfares
were fairly packed and the cheering
was deafening. The enthusiasm was
such that the president rose spontan
eously to his feet and stood up in the
automobile, bowing from right to left,
throughout the entire journey.
In a basketball game played at
A'lgustana gymnasium last eveniri the
frcshmft efeated he sophomores by
a score of 31 to 8.
GOES TO GREET
T. R. AT LONDON
Washington, March 22. In re
sponse to a cablegram from former
President Roosevelt. it became
known here today that Gifford
Pinchot late chief forester, sailed
Saturday and will meet Roosevelt
when the latter reaches London.
The fact' Roosevelt sent for Pinchot
as soon as he fceard both sides of the
story of the doings in Wellington
elnc; he left is considered significant
in its bearing on Roosevelt's attitude
towards tbe present administration
and its accomplishments.
Pittsburg Sees Unique
Panic After Indict
ment of 40.
IMMUNITY IS GIVEN
Members Vie in Telling of
Crimes After Klein Tells
What He Knows.
Pittsburg, Pa., March 22. Nine for
truer members of the city council to
day confessed acceptance of bribes for
votes in street vacation and bank or
Forty In dieted.
Pittsburg, March 22. Forty present
and former members of the select andt
common councils were indicted yester
day and ten more are held under sus
pended sentences In bonds of 500 upon
their own confessions of having shar
ed in a pool of $102,000..
As fast as tbe conscience-stricken
councllmen finished their talaa of dis
grace before the grand Jury they ran.
to Judge R, S. Fraser, sitting as com
mitting magistrate, to take advantage
of the Immunity bath offered last week:
by the district attorney.
Court Is Overworked.
So great was the rush in this line-
of business that when a north side
councilman hurried into the court
room and wanted to confess he was
told to come back tomorrow, "we're
too busy today."
These startling developments were
precipitated by the sensational con
fession of former Councilman John
Klein, who as chief disburser of the
fund to influence votes of tbe city
councils styled himself "chancellor .of
"the'exchequer." Klein said' he had re
ceipts bearing the signatures of the
men who received the money, and tbls
statement produced consternation.
Some Got Oalr B81.10.
In most instances the amount or
money councllmen confessed to accept
ing as a bribe was not over $100. One
man got $5O0 and another $200, while
others got but $81.80.
As fast as present councllmen ap
peared after they had relieved their
consciences, they were ordered Im
mediately to resign from the city gov
ernment and in every Instance the let
ter of resignation was written in the
district attorney's office and mailed to
Mayor W. A. Magee before the guilty
ones left the building.
910,000 la Shoo Boa.
The greatest surprise of the day came
iate in the afternoon when Dr. W. II.
Weber, member of select council, ap
peared before Judge Fraier and made
a confession almost as startling as
that of Klein. Dr. Weber told of re
ceiving $10,000 in a shoe' box. This,
he said, he gave to Klein for members
of the common council, while he kept
$4,000 to "fix" members of the upper
branch. Later, according to Weber, it
was found necessary to secure more
votes and more money was raised and
when this was divided, it was found,
that the additional councilmen's share
vas but $81.10.
The men indicted are from various
professions. Some are prolessional
politicians, one a private detective, sa
loon-keepers, physicians, market men.
tailors and real estate men are re
corded in the list. One man, C. C.
Sen ad, who is a market man, is also
a member of the legislature from Alle
Cheek Off the Names. .
While before the grand Jury Dr,
Weber was unable to remember all the
men to whom he had paid money, but
he checked them up by having the
list of councllmen read to him from
a city manual.
The ways in which the money was
delivered to them were many, as de
scribed by the confessing councllmen.
Some had it thrust Into their hands
while standing In public places, some
received it in the mall, while others
had envelopes adroitly slipped into
their pockets while they admired ad
Work of Day in Congress
Washington, March 22. Following is
a summary of tbe proceedings of the
two houses of congress yesterday,
taken from the official records:
SENATE In tha senate Mr. Klklns
supported the administration ratlroud
bill In an extended speech. A number
of minor bills were passed. Including?
one appropriating $3.(00.000 to purchase
11 -block for an enlargement of the
ground surrounding the capitol.
MOl'B A very quiet and unevent
ful aesKlon whs held by the house. By
unanimous consent numerous bills of
minor Importance were pnssed and the
pension Appropriation Dili, rarryina;
nearly S15a.000.000. was taken up. Thi
house aa-reod to limit e-eneral debate
upon the measure to el (fat hours. Rep
resentative Gillette of Massachusetts
talked on the aecexslty for economy In
government empendltnres. Representa
tive Ooulden of New York opposed ship
subsidy legislation and Representative
I,ang-ley of Kentucky advocated more