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VOTE HOUSE IS
Resolution of McLemore, Warning
" Americans Off All Armed Mer
chant Ships of European
RESOLUTION GOES TO TABLE
Ballot Taken After Day of Debate
and Roll Call Shows 276 for
and 143 Against,
FLOAT) T.F.ATIS WTTCrtw rnofrs
yV I WASHINGTON. Marrh 7. The
house tonight by a vote of 276 to 143
tabled the McLemore resolution to
warn Americans off armed merchant
ships of European belligerents. x
Representative Flood of Virginia
at 5:46 o'clock had taken the floor
to close the debate for the adminis
tration. At the close of his address at 6:06
o'clock, Representative Flood moved
to lay the McLemore warning resolu
tion on the table.
Representative Cooper of Wiscon
sin movd the ayes and nays, a"nd the
roll call was begun on the final vote,
Pnu Attack Resolution.
Mr. Pou attacked the McTemore reso
lution at the onlaet of the debate.
"It means In effect, that If an American
warning that the United
mates government will fold ita hands,
lie said. "Is there a single red-blooded
citizen In this house or this country who
ants to do that? It Is charged the presi
dent wants war. All the Imps o hell
never devised a more infamous charge
Ja man since Abraham Lincoln haa gone
through such at test aa the president has
gone through in the last six months. He
not sacrifice a single life to make hln-
avu prvtfiutni lor H juriinie. no una bu)
port on both sides of this chamber. He
haa support on the democratlo aide arid
distinguished support on the other side.
Only the other day I read a statement
of former President Taft . supporting
Applause on both Sides of the chamber
followed his remarks.
Campbell Sasrsrrat Sabatttat.
When Representative Campbell, repub
lican, arose to speak he read a substi
tute he ; said he would propose if a
motion to. end debate on the rule did not
carry. It follows:
8ubtltute la Read. .
"Resolved. That In the opinion of the
house of representatives citlxena of the
Urv.ted States under existing, conditions
and Irrespective - of their" ' legal right
ought to refrain from taking paasage on
armed vessels of belligerent nations, ex
cept in the case of imperative necessity."
"There is no great question of national
rights Involved in this issue," declared
Mr. Campbell, "nor is there any great
crisis Involving the honor of the United
States at this time. Does any on con
tend that an American cltisen haa a right
to travel on an armed cruiser of a na
tion at war?
"The thing today la to avoid war. The
question ought not to have been brought
here," he continued. "Now it vls here,
vote squarely on a resolution warning
citizens of the danger they are In when
they get on armed ships of a belligerent."
Scattered applause from the democratic
ldo greeted. Representative Oardner, re
publican, who spoke on the parliamentary
status of the McLemore resolution.
"If you want to stand with the presi
dent and two ex-presldents you will vote
to sustain the rule and table the McLe
more resolution," he said.
No Thought of War.
"The thought furthest from President
Wilson's mind lsa desire for war." de
clared Representative Bennett, repub
lican of New Tork. . He attacked . the
rule, however, as "cowardly, evasive and
treacherous.' He complained that the
house gave many hours to routine busi
ness and would give only feur hours to
consider a resolution "Involving war."
Representative Graham of Pennsylvania,
"Today I don't want to be pro-Ger-
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Temperature and precipitation depar
ture from the normal:
Normal temperature 31
Dellclency tor the day 4
Total dellcieney since March 1 21
Normal precipitation 04 Inch
deficiency for the da,' Winch
Total rainfall since March 1 07 Inch
deficiency since Mar h 1 0.20 Inch
Kxcea fur cor. period, lttlj 1.3i) Inches
leftclency for cor. period. 114. .0.27 Inc h
Reports froai fetation at 7 1'. M.
Elation and Stat Temp. High- Rain.
of Weather. 7 n. m. et. fall.
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Dubuque, cloudy. ........ ..24
Denver, cloudy 44
Dvs Moines, snow ti
Lander, partly cloudy Sii
North Platte, clear 31
inaha, cloudy ,..2H
jl'ueblo. cloudy .....48
r Rapid City. cloudy :K
alt Lake City, cloudy. ...44
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ON THE TEST YOTE
Roll Call On Previous Question
Taken as Indication of Admin
HOW THE MEMBERS DIVIDED
The vote taken In the house on order
ing the previous question, which was the
crucial test of the strength of the admin-
For the adminlntrntlon:
x PFTM(KR ATS.
Aberrrmnblw Srtl. O'Hhmitienv.
AdtniBOn, tiartJner, Ovrwyr,
Aikrn. ;rTtt, latiffctt.
Allen. ilorin in. N . ; fk.
Alrnm, oodln. Ark,; I'Httun.
A h brook. lonlon, u flmi.
AfWfll. Our, Ala.: " Poti. .
Ayr. t'lruv. Ind. ; Pr'rr.
lUrklrv. iir ff'n. gn1'
Darn hurt, Mm'in ItmftalP.
Bnk. Iliirriv. I(tny.
B'nrhmon. Hurt, TUrMtj't,
Brtihr. lUatna;., J;mrli
Horiaml. !'.. ItaThttrn.
Hnimhaiuth. Hirrlnt HrlUy,
RiirtTB. Harfln. Klnrrinti
Burnett, !'4:m. K
Hyrnoa. ff, i ; ITrlrttlna;, lluhoy,
Hyrna (Tnfi. ; llrmley. Rickr.
'aMwrt, f lllanrl. Unwell. Mo. ;
niilftr, V.ood Hwidrra,
Cantrlll. Min-nttm, Sr1'y,
Caraway, JTowfirrt. Srara.
rrew, t 'irirt paton, Fhfttklfnrrt.
wrlln. Hugh, 8hal1entern)r,
Orter, OHI ; 'nlhert. Hliprley.
Catey, Hull. Tenn. : Sherwood,
('hnrt'h. Humphrey. MlmKtma.
fVlne. tw(Mr. Hliunn,
Cnadv, .Jat'oway. Smsll.
ToMler. .tnnMi. Smith. Tex.;
K on nelly. Kettnrr, S'narkman,
Conry, Key. tqfcnll
Cor. K inrhel04F, Stetlnmn.
(Vlun. vitchln. Ste-I, la.
lmer. lazard, Steele. Pi.:
Dayenrort,, I -r. Kierlwn. Mlai. ,
Herker. tjfr.hr Stenhena, Tex. ;
rnt. I jovar. K'oia.
I Walt. IJeh. HtAiit.
Dlrklnon. Liehnt. Sumnora.
Dill, Unthlciim. Taart,
Plxon. tjtttVprae, Taxua.
!onltlle, I.to. Talbot.
PoTPinu. MrAndrewa, Taylor. Ark. :
DouKhton. Mrt'llntlr, Thom,
Pupre, MoUilllcuddy, Thomnaon.
Kan. VrKellar, TIT man,
Eacl. Mum. Tribhle
Kl rda, Mrtya. Venn hie
!tplnal, Mnntaxue, Vlnaon.
EvatiF". Moon, Walker.
Farley. Monran, 1a. ; Watklna,
Ffirla. Morriarm. , Watson, V. ;
Field, Mow. Ind. : Wbh.
Flnley. Murrmv. VTtler.
ritzBterald. Neelv. K. Wllllama,
Flood, NlrhnH. 8. C. ; Wll-n. FU. :
Foatfir, Ocleabv, Wllwin, Ia :
Oh I lather, Oldfletd. Wlntco.
OalHvan, Oliver, Wlaa.
Oandy, OIney. YounR. T.
Totals democrats. 192.
Rnnharach. Orp.n, M.M. ; P.lse. Mtu.:
Ileal.. Oron. Vt. : . Trlr. N J. :
Hrllt. CrlW. l'nrkcr. N. Y.
'rter. Mam. ; iu.mser. return.
I'oowr ,o. ; Hamilton. N T.: P!tt.
C'oopor, W. V. : Hlndfc Porter.
Oraco. Mu.ted. Rosn.
P.I., Vt. : Jmrm, Stanford.
Dalllnsr. 'Klley. Scott, Mich. :
DcniDMr, Kennedy, H. I. ; tcott. V. ;
Dunn. Kle... Fell..
Bmnnmn. Krldar, Knyder,
Plrchlld. lAfMii. Rtin.M.
McKudd.n. Tempi., ,
Fom, McLAurhtln, T'.nkh.m.
Freamsji, Mne TTedray,
O.rdn.r, npes. Vare,
Ullletu fJlllw, Del.: W.l.h,
Olynn, Morln, Ward.
Oraham, Vott. Wmoo.
Gray, N J. : Muhols, Mich. : WImIow.
Total republicans. 63.
' Grand total, 256. ,
Jagatnst the administration:
Bailey, ' ' Dal. K T.t Tjobwk. ' "
Black. Imn, Tex.: Mi'Ijemar.
BrHekmav. F'ynn, Shouae,
Buchanan, t!i. : Hamtll. Hlavd.n,
Barhanoa. Tex. : Johnaon, Ky. : Cienhena, Neb. ;
Btirka. Keatlns, Tavfrnner.
Cally, Konop, Vandyke.
Total democrat, 21.
Aaderaon, Ifayea. Mudit
Anthony. Ileaton. Nelann.
Auatln. tlelxeeen. North,
Barchfeld, ' Hemtndea, Norton.
Bennett, Hlrka, Oaaey.
Britten Hill. Powera,
Browne. Wa; Holllnnworth. Pmtt.
Brownlas. HcW(Kd. IKamaeyer.
Butler. Howell. Heavte. .
Campbell, Hull, la. : ' Hockette,
Canon. , Humphrey. Waah Roberta. Mlul ;
Omwtlck, Hutohlnaon. Koberta. Ne. i
Cary. Johnaon. g. D. : Rodenberfc.
Chandler. Johnaon. Waah. : Howe.
harle. Jabn, Rowland,
Chlrerfleld, Keama, Ruaaell. O. :
Colemao, ' Kelater, Weael
Cooper, Wis. : Kennedy, la. : fttnnott.
l'owello; Kins. Slanr?,
Craiuton. Klnkald. tl,ien.
Turry. Ifollette. Hml'h. Idaho;
D.nforth. ljiniler. Xmlth. Mich.:
narrow. Ihlbaoh. Kmlth. Minn, i
Pavla. Minn.: Lnroot. Hn-ll.
Denlion, landberzh. p. at t art.
Dillon. Ixincworth. Steenenon,
Doweil. Ixiud. . ' eUerllns.
Drukkar, MrArthur. Ktilloway,
Dyer. Mrfrarken Sutherland.
Eilaworth. MeCallooli. ST.-et.
Kch. McKenale, Hwlft.
Fea, McKlnley, 8iter.
Fooht. Madden, 'rimlwrlatta
Fordney. Mann, Towner.
Froar. MRtthewa. Vol.tead,
Fuller. Meeker. Watxin, Pa. :
Garland. Miller, Minn.; Wheeler.
Good. Miller. Pa.; ' T. ft. Williams. II
Gould. Xnndell. Williams. O. : -
Green. Ia. : Mooney. Wllaoa. Hi. I
Hadley. Moor. Pa.: Wood. Ind.;
Ha.kell, Mooree. Ind. : Woode. la. :
Hauzen. .Mom". kl. : Youf. N. D.
Hawley, Voaa. W. a. ;
Total republicans, 132.
Copley, Nolan. Stephena. Oal.
Kli-ton, . Hrhall
Urand total nays.
Frisco Tongmen Go
Out After Blood
SAN FRANCISCO, March 7. Gew Tim
Duck was shot three tlmea and seriously
wounded today, the third victim today In
the tonp war between the Hop Sings and
the Suey Ongs which started last nlKht
with the killing of one and woundlnj of
four Suey Ongs by a Hop Sins; tontTinan.
Gew, Uke Set Yit, shot earlier today,
was not a tongman, Chinese said.
Set Yit, a lio O tons man was shot
three times lat today and probably
fatally Injured, In what the police said
was an effort of Hop Sins' tongmen to
get revenge for the 1(1111118 of one and
the wounding of four Hop Sin? men last
night by a Suey Ong tongman.
Naval Airship Hits
Mast of Schooner
MOBILE. Ala.. March 7. One of the
naval hydroaeroplanes at the Mardi Gran
here was hurled against the mast of a
schooner anchored In the Mobile river to
day and demolished: The pilot, Lieuten
ant E. O. McDonnell of the naval avia
tion corps escaped without Inlury.
Rear Admiral Asa
Walker is Dead
WASHINGTON. I). C, March 7.-Rear
Admiral Asa Walker, retired, aged TO,
one of Dewey a commanders at Manila
'i.iy. dld today at Annapolis after a
tvo-weeks h' knee's of pneumonia. His
me was at Portsmouth, N. Ii.
YOTE TO "SAVE HIS
FACE" EXPLAIN THE
HOUSE DP"; -'.TS
"Preiideik x.d it," Aisert
Membcrrarty After Mc
Lemore Resolution Goes
NEBRASKANS IN THE NEGATIVE
Delegations from This State, Iowa
and Minnesota Vote Solidly
REAVIS DECLARES HIS POSITION
iKrntn n Stfi'f Coi't-e.innleiit.l
WASHINGTON, March 7. Rp.
clal Telegram.) The nne big; up
standing thought that stands out In
the several votes taken today, on
the previous question, on the rule.
and on' the McLemore resolution
Itself warning Americans to stay off
armed merchantmen ships Is that
President Wilson "said It." "Said
what?, asks the searcher after
That the president said in sub
stance, as charged by Senator Gore
of Oklahoma, "that war with Ger
many at this time might not be un
desirable in the interest of the
United States and in the course of
civilization," or words to that effect.
The party whip never cracked so
loudly nor bit as keenly as today
and in many instances livid marks
appeared "that will take months to
heal, If ever. It was the pressure of
the administration that brought vic
tory, aided by the seaboard repub
licans, who, for very obvious reasons
voted with the president's forces to
day. To t III Fare.
The form of the McLemore resolution
was not satisfactory and thereby weak
ened the oposltion. but it presented a
most remarkable parliamentary situation,
in that it denied what the president asked
tor nnd at the same time la claimed as a
complete vindication by the followers of
Mr. Wilson. The "old man said It, but
we are jrolnn to save his fa.ee." that
about outlines the situation In explana
tion of the vote to table the McLemore
resolution. 276 for to 143 against, and
voting In the negative was the solid delo-f-atlon
from Nebraska, the solid delega
tion from Iowa and the solid delegation
from Mlnnespta, as predicted in former
The vote on the previous auestlon
rather surprised the republicans from
Nebraska to find Bhallenberger "aye"
with them, while Lobeck and Stephen
voted ;'ao,"4hl -rota in the- f Uai .nafymH
indicating that the administration forces
were thoroughly well intrenched and with
accessions" from tho ranks of the repub
licans could easily defeat any affirmative
action on the part of the house so far aa
"warning; to Americans" went.
Reavls Explain Vote.
In explaining- his vote against tabling
the McLemore resolution, Congressman
Reavls made a really splendid speech In
a day of oratory. He told the house he
was compelled to do so, not because he
favored the measure, but If the motion to
table was defeated It would give him an
opportunity to present an amendment, the
substance of which was:
"That in the opinion of the house of
representatives, citlxena of the United
States, under existing conditions and
Irrespective of their leal rights, ought to
refrain from taking passage on armed
vessels of belligerent nations, except in
cane of imperative necessity, and the con
sideration of the resolution and amend
ments thereto shall proceed under the
five-minute rule to a final vote on
He said the amendment would violate
no principle of international law and pre
serve the right of Americans to travel
on belligerent ships armed for defensive
purposes would caution them to refrain
from exercising that right.
"I would not put angiilah and despair
Into American homes," said Mr. Reavls,
"In order that some Irresponsible crazy
man shall have the right to travel on the
armed ship of a belligerent nation."
Four Men Drown at
When Roof Falls
rONNELSVILLE, Pa.. March 7. Four
men were drowned and a number of
others Injured here today when the roof
covering a vat of hot water In the Balti
more & Ohio railroad shops collapsed
during a religious meeting.
The men had assembled to hear a talk
by an evangelist who Is conducting serv
ices In one of the local churches and a
number of them climbed to tho top of
the vat, which collapsed under their
weight. Six were saved by the prompt
action of persons nearl y.
in the North Sea
IXNDON, March 7. A fleet of twenty-five
German warships was observed
Menday cruising In the North flea, ac
cording to a dispatch to the Central
News from Vlleland. north Holland. The
vessels, the dispatch says, approached
from the northeast and later disappeared
AMUTKHDAM, March 7.-Vla Lon
don.) The Dutch steamer Bandoeng
was attacked by a submarine without
warning while -In the Mediterranean sea
on Its Journey home from India, accord
ing to the Niewe Kotterdamsi he Courant.
The Bandoeng escaped with a slUht
damage to its lifcl.oaH and arrived at
HuttcrUani on u
DESTROYER NAMED AFTER ADMIRAL SAMPSON Photo shows the launching of
the torpedo boat destroyer Sampson at the Fore River navy yard at Quincy, Mass., last
Saturday. The Sampson ?s of the recently standardized type of destroyer, with a high
forecastle and flaring bow. It is 330 fest over all and thirty feet in breadth.
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EIGHTEEN KILLED BY
EXPLOSION IN JAIL
Prisoner at El Paso Lights Match
While Building is Filled with
Fumes of Disinfectants. .
MANY OTHERS BADLY BURNED
EL, PASO, Tex., March 7. Nine
more victims of the disinfection bath
explosion, which late yesterday
burned forty-four prisoners in the
city jail, died early today. These ad
ditional deaths brought the list of
fatalities up to eighteen and a num
ber of, the more spriously injured in
ft he various hospitals were momen
tarily expected to die.
The coroner's Inquest and an investi
gation br oitjr officials, ordered for to
day, had to do principally -with state
ments by guards and survivors, who de
clared that the explosion had been
caused by the Uchtlng of a match by
one of the prisoners.
The tiny flare of the match ignited
the volatile vapors arising from the
mixture of gasoline, kerosene and vine
gar. In which the prisoners, mostly Mex
icans, were being bathed In conformity
with sanitary measures devised by city
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Allies Dictate Just
What May Be Sent
From New York City
WASHINGTON, March ,7.-Oreat Brit
ain and France were described today aa
virtually dictators as to what kind of
commodities shall be exported through
the port of New Tork In a statement to
the Interstate Commerce commission by
C. J, Austin of the New Tork Produce
exchange. Mr. Austin was the first wit
ness today at the informal conference
between shippers and carriers on the
problem of congested freight terminals
at eastern seaports.
"It la well known." said Mr. Austin,
"that the British government dictates
what we shall ship and what we shall
not ship. A ship which loads without
permission of the Rrltlsh government, is
immediately requisitioned. The same con
dition applies now to French lines. The
allies have their finaers on nearly every
A representative of the Nebraska State
Railway commission testified that grain
prndurers in that state ate facing serious
, car shortage situation.
Text of McLemore
. Warning Citizens
WASHINGTON, March 7.-The text of
the McLemore resolution following a
lengthy preamble Is follows:
"Kesolved, That the house of repre
sentative of the 8lxty-fourth congress
of the United States do, and It hereby
soleiuny does request the president to
warn all American cltlxens within the
borders of, the United Htatrs or its pos
sessions, or elsewhere, to refrain from
traveling on any and all ships of any
and, all of the powers now or In the
future at war, which ship or shins shall
mount guns, whether such ship be
frankly avowed a part of the naval forces
of the power whose flag It files or shall
b called a merchant ship or otherwixe.
and whether such gun or guns, or oilier
armament, be called 'of feimlve' or 'de
fensive;' and In rase American cltisen
do travel on such armed, belligerent
ships that they do so at their own risk.
"That whenever the president of ih
United States or the secretary of state
shall come Into possession of the- actual
memorandum of the German government,
containing photographic facsimile of al
leged secret Instructions direct that so
called Vefenslvc armament for merchant
ships' shall tie used offensively and that
io called 'defensive armament for mer
chant shits' shall be manned and di
Big Task Imposed
Upon War Fleet
Of Great Britain
LONDON. March 7. A. J. Balfour, fli.it
lord of the admiralty, stated In tiio
House of Commons this afternoon tlinl
the tonnage of the British navy had been
increased by 1,000,000 since the outbreiK
of the nr, while the strength of the air
division of the navy had grown ten-fold
Mr, Balfour emphasized the magnitude
of the task Great Britain haa taken
upon Itself since the operations In the
Mediterranean begin in transporting,
fading and supplying the forces there.
Moreover the appearance of German aub-
fnarlnftfl tint ntilv In hntviM u.- d a. ttit In
the Mediterranean had added- to tha
responsibilities, already tindrtaken.m4J''"Of the BUte legislature and for
raid about 1,000,000 combatant. 1,OOO,0)
liorrea, 1,500,000 tona of stores and $7,CO00)t)
gallons of oil for the allies had been
transported. This task, in the prveenee
of hostile submarines had . thrown an
enormous amount of work upon the ad
miralty which could not have ben fore
seen at the outbreak of the war. The
dangers experienced were new danger
and he felt the nation could look with
satisfaction upon the manner in whloh
tho admiralty had carried out 1U vast
Mr. Balfour remarked Incidentally that
his predecessor. Colonel Winston Apenoer
Churchill was completely Justified, when,
reviewing circumstances at the outbreak
of the war he claimed that the fleet he
had prepared was adequate for the great
tank of maintaining command of the seas.
Mr. Balfour said the British fleet had
become an International fleet, carrying
on international work and serving many
Hero of Volturno
Located After Hunt
of Over Two Years
WASHINGTON, March 7. The Depart
ment of Commerce located one ot the
forty Volturno heros tody almost two
year after congress had awarded them
medals. In a letter from Dundee, Scot
land, Alexander Sandllands told the sec
retary of commerce he Just learned of
the action cf concress and would Ilka
to have hi medul forwarded to him.
Fifteen other Volturno heroes still are
being sought by the government so their
medals may be given them. The forty
men were members of the crew of the
steamship Kroonluiul who manned the
life boats and rescued the passenurera
and crew of the hurtling ateainer Vol
turno In the north Atluntic ocean In
Off Armed Ships
rected by naval officers 'and men of 'th
navy of Great Britain and that such so
called 'defensive armament for mer
chant ships' and such naval officer and
nun shall be as far is ucsslbl concealed
and disguised when In neutral wari
and ports, with the evident intention to
deceive, the president of the United States
or the secretary of state shall at the eai
llest poHslble moment transmit such ac
tual memorandum of the German gov
ernment with such facsimiles of alleged
secret Instructions of the British govern
ment and with all appendices, whatso
ever, to the speaker of the house, that
It ami they may be laid before the house
for Its full information and for Ita a
rintance In performing ita duty Mid func
tion of guarding the welfare of the coun
try and ita citizens and for Its assistance
In performing Its constitutional duty ol
advlaln? the president of the United
States with regard to foreign relations.
"That the house expresses th de
termination of the people and govern
ment of the United States both to tip
hold all American right and to exercise
care, consideration and wisdom In avoid
ing actions which tend to bring Amer
ican citizens and American Interests intr
the Bono of conflict where the passions
of war are raging."
I INDIANA YOTERS
New,' Watson and Robinson Want
Republican Nomination for
United States Senator.
FltfE ARE OUT FOR GOVERNOR
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., March 7.
Indiana is today holding Its first
state-wide preferntial primary. The
utate-wlde preferential primary. The
Jor candidates for president, vice
president, United States senator, gov-
mbera Of COBfrefla. mem
county offices and ere electing; pre
cinct committeemen and delegates to
the state conventions. - .
President, Wilson had no opposition In
Indiana In hi race for renonilnatlon on"
the democratlo ticket, and Vic President
Thomas B. 'Marshall also ha an oppo
nent in the primary. Charles W. Fair
banks, former vice . president of th
United States, la the only person seeking
the republican nomination for president
In this state. There I no candidate for
the republican nomination for vice presi
dent on the ballot. Th primary law pro
vides that the choice of the voters In th
primary shall be supported In the na
tional convention so long a their name
remain before those bodies.
The three republican candidate for
senator are: Harry 8. New, for many
years national committeeman for In
diana; James K. Watson, former member
of congress, and Arthur It. Robinson, a
state senator. For governor, James P.
Ooodrloh, , present national committee-'
man; Warren T. McCray, a farmer, and
Judge Quincy A. Myers, formerly' of the
state supreme ' court, ' are seeking the
On the democratic lde the name of
Senator John W.' Kern wa the only one
placed on the ballot for the nomination
for United States senator. For the
gubernatorial nomination of that party
John A.' M. Adair., congressman from the
Klghth district. : and Leonard P. Clor.
former national champion corn grower,
- llanly Mooae aadldat.
On . the progressive ballot, James B.
Wilson I unopposed for the nomination
for United States senator, and J. Frank
Hanly has no opposition for the nomina
tion for the office of governor, to which
he was once elected as a republican. The
Indiana progressives did not put forward
candidates for the nominations for presi
dent and vice president.
Because of the length of the ballot
and also because of the fact that the
voters may indicate their second choice
candidates. It may tie several days before
the complete results will be known.
Sail from Kiel
KOMK, March 5.-tVla London, De
layed )-Twenty Gerhian dreadnought
have left Kiel, according to Information
received here today.
The foregoing dispatch was held up by
the British censor for two days. Another
dispatch' filed in Ixindon at 3:i!5 o'clock
this morning said that a fleet or twenty
five German warships was obaerved
Monday cruising In the North Sea.. This
measagu was received in London from
Vlleland, North Hollund.
Jit in Same Class
With Bns and Taxi
fc'IOUX CITY, la., March 7.-The Iowa
law glvlg cities the power to regulatJ
Jitney busses was held conatltutinnal by
Judge George Jepson In district court to
day, but the clause requiring Jitney bus
operator to file an Indemnity tiond with
the city clerk was held Invalid. Tho
court declares that the bond clause- dli
crinrinated between the 6-cent bus an I
the taxlcnb, and, therefore, was clasi
Berlin War Office Announcei Cap
ture of Village in Woevre
Region, Southwest of
ALSO CAPTURE HILL POSITION
Teuton Division Takes Height by.
Assault, During Which Hun
dreds Are Killed.
CANNON FIGHT WEST OF MEUSE
IlKUMN, March 7. The war of
fice announced today that the vil
lage of Freancs in Wocvre, BOtith
eimt of Verdun, was captured this
morning by Oermaps.
The tfxt of the statement follows:
"Small British detachments which
penetrated yesterday our trench
northeast of Vernel's were driven
out with bayonets after strong ar
"In the Champagne our position
oast of MalHons-Dochampagne, which
the French occupied February 11,
were captured In an attack. Two
officers pnd 150 men were taken
"Following up the effect of Im
portant mining operations in tho
Argonne we pushed our positions
northeast of La Chalade a little for
ward. "In the Meuse district the ar
tillery fire on the western bank of
the river again became more lively.
East of the river it was maintained
at medium violence. Apart from
engagements ot reconnoltering par
ties, no hand-to-hand fighting with
the enemy occurred.
"In the Woevre district the village
of Fresnea was captured by storm
early this morning. The French are,
still holding their own in a few
houses on the western boundary of
the village. They lost more than 300
"One of the airships last night
bombarded heavy railway establish
ments at Bar-Le-Duc."
PARIS, March 7. (Via London.)
-The war office announced today
that a division of German troops ad
vancing to tha attack haa captured
hllj No., 265. . ,'0w4vM'-
: . Further progress haa been made)
by the Germans In the Verdun region
t : tha west of Meuse. Announce
ment was maae here seml-offlciall?
ttday that they bad succeeded by
means of violent bombardment in
pushing along the railroad in the
neighborhood of Kegnevilla.
The war office announcement follows!
."In tha Argonne district endeavor oa
th part of th enemy at Haute Che
vauchee to occupy a mine crater have,
been repulsed. ,
"Our artillery ha continued ita bom
bardment of the line of communica
tion of tho enemy west of tha River
"Favored by an intense bombardment
Germaiutroopa have been able to advanc
along the railroad Una In th neighbor
hood of Begnevllle. At tha same moment
tho German 'delivered a very violent at
tack against Hill No, 285. An entire divi
sion took part In this maneuver. They
were successful in taking possession of
thin hill in spit of the heavy loaaaa In
flicted upon them by th fire et our ar
tillery and our machln gun.
"W r In possession of the village of
Bethlncourt and th grove east of tha
wood Des Corbeaux and the wood Da
Cumleres, and th height of Cot Pa
"Artillery fighting continued In activity
lait night to th east of th Meus In thj
vicinity of Bra and Hardaumont. a
w ell as In the Woevre sector of Fresno)
and In the village located In tho foot
ROCSEVELT AND JOHNSON
BEFORE IDAHO PRIMARIES
If K3LKNA, Mont.. March 7. A petition.
placing the former President Roosevelt
In nomination for president and Hiram
W, Johnson of California for rice presi
dent In the primaries to be held hera
Aprl 21 as progressive party candidates, '
was filed with th secretary of stats to
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