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1 EYBSYBOOT I rf " rf - .... i KVERBODY J 14 PAGES i NEEDS IT. J 14 fAUCD READS IT J LAST EDITION. FRIDAY EVENING. TOPEKA, KANSAS, JANUARY. 28. 1910. FRIDAY EVENING. TWO CENTS. r RAlfJINGAGAIN. Another Cheerless Day for Peo ple of Paris. The Seine Continues to Rise an Inch an Hour. THROUGH THE HOOF Of the Subway Water Inundates Whole Street. Record Mark of 1615 Has Near ly Been Beached.' Paris, Jan. 2S. The boiling waters of the Seine were still rising at noon to day at the rate of an inch and a quar ter an hour. There is a steady down pour of rain and the temperature Is falling. Everywhere the situation is appreciably worse than yesterday. When thJ day broke over Paris and the submerged provinces surrounding j the prospect was a cheerless one. A I heavy rain had set in and a brisk: breeze out of the north served to drive j the flood to points which heretofore had j escaped its invasion. During the night there was little of' encouragement and with the early hours of today came a decided change for the worse. j Messages of sympathy from the out-' side, many of them accompanied with ; substantial financial contributions, were ; another feature of the situation that af- Xorded cause for thanksgiving. j Telegraphic communication with the outride was extremely defective today and at times wholly interrupted. Titers! is no direct communication between this city and England and messages for central Europe generally were diverted through indirect routes. It was feared, this morning that it might be impossi- j ble after a little to transmit any great ! amount of the press matter with which the offices of the telegraph and cable companies were burdened. Early today the French Cable company announced that communication between this city and the provinces was difficult and at times interrupted, causing great de lay. The morning found a great force of masons still at work In erecting a wad, which It was hoped would divert tho flood from the historic Hotel Lambert and the famous Hotel Lauzen, adjoin ing. Both of these houses were built in the 17th century, the Hotel Lauzen having been purchased by the city 10 years ago and made over as a museum of art. The Rue St. Lazare was inundated throughout Its extent, the water hav ing found its way up through the sub way. The roof of the subway under the Place De L'Opera feU in during the night. The Isle St. Louis is fast disappear ing beneath the .waters and - unless conditions change soon will be sub merged. ' s The River Seine continued to rise early today and lacked but a few inches of attaining the greatest flood j maximum on recora. lnis was in lbia and when the country was without the modern barriers which are designed to i protect Paris and nearby points in such j emergencies. ... Streets Are Hoisted. An unfortunate shift of the wind from north to southwest, accompanied by a falling barometer and heavy rain ad- i ded a new thrill of horrer to the strick- I t n city and country this forenoon. Throughout the night the condition rrew more serious. The devastation has now penetrated the very heart of Paris, the gorged riv ers and sewers underneath literally blowing up the streets while the area of the surface overflowed by the wa f rs of the Seme had been doubled today. Twelve of the 25 bridges over the river have been closed and the quays on eith er side from one end of the city to the other are either inunda.ted or have been toped off as unsafe. The Esplanades Des Invalides is a sheet of water. The turgid flood has crept back almost to the Jardin Du Luxembourg on its left bank and in vaded the Place De La Concorde which v-as closed and guarded by solaiers and the lower Champs Elysee on the right bank. The Palais De Glae anil other resorts and restaurants are surround ed, even the Place De L'Opera at the core of the city threatening to sink to the subway beneath. Cellers throughout the district" from that point to St. Lazare station, com prising the Faubourg Montmartre and the Rue Berger and the richer sections in the Rue De Provence, the Rue Droit and the Rue De Chateau Don are fill ed to the street level with water from the overflooded subterranean river. From the Rue De La Grang-Bateliere only one street, the Rue De La Ro quenit is open to the submerged elevi tnth arrendissement. necessitating a three mile detour to reach the eleventh from the ninth arrondissemnet. Bis Drain Explodes. At the Place Pereire. the main drain exploded, flooding the subway and the workmen inside narrowly es caped. Another main broke, empty mg its contents into the basement of the principal market and destroying the entire reserve stocks of provi sions. The Place Du Palais-Bourbon, where the deputies are now sitting, is nearly isolated. WTiile a corporal and two soldiers in a row boat were trying to deliver the orders of their commander, the boat was swept into the Seine and the corporal fell overboard. The two soldiers sprang into the -water to save their comrade and after an exciting ef fort the corporal and one soldier were rescued with ropes thrown by sailors on shore. The other soldier drowned. The authorities continue to battle bravely with the. situation," but their resources becoming exhausted. The police, firemen and soldiers who have been on duty night and day since Mon day are worn out and volunteers to aid the work of rescue and relief were called for today. The improvised dikes along the quays have broken and the chief ef forts are now directed to keeping the bridges free of driftwood. Men with ropes fastened about their bodies are lowered over the sides of the bridges into the freezing water to further this work. Offers of Aid. Red Cross ambulances go clanging through the streets. Soldiers are re placing police for sentinel duty, giving the city the appearance of being in a state of siege. Offers of aid are pour- ing in from the outside, but as yet the government has not made an official announcement as to whether such gifts would be acceptable. Both the government and the municipal admin istration have decided to adopt strong measures to prevent shopkeepers from unduly raising the price of food, but as the climax is reached the'authDri ties appear to be concerned with what may follow even more than with the present situation. The fear that pestilence will come after the flooi Is great and arrange ments are being perfected to insure the prompt disinfection and cleaning of the city, as soon as the waters. sub side. . . . A touching evidence of the condi tions above the city came today in the shape of an urgent appeal from.Char enton for food and clothing for 2,000 babies rescued at Alfortville and Irvy, who have been without proper clothing four days. The engine room of the paper mills at Essonnes. near Corbeil, in Selne-Et-Oise. is being flooded, and as the mills there supply a good deal of the paper used by the Paris newspapers the publications in the metropolis are In danger of having their supply cut oft. The danger also is augmented by the difficulty of transporting the paper to fans. - . The water is infiltering the cellars of the Central Telegraph building in mo line ue urenelle. The water is twelve feet tfeep in the engine room and many cables, have been submerged ana paralyzed. The boulevard St. Germain 13 flood ed from the quay to the doors of the ministry of public works and the water is also at-the doors of the min istry of war. French stocks averaged a loss of 30 francs the last week. The subway shares dropped 60 francs and all in dustrials were off. but considering the extent of the disaster, the drops are hardly as great as were anticipated. When the dam at Gennevilliers. a town six miles from Paris, broke yes terday, a. wall of water swept over the plain, submerging the lower quarters of the Gennevillieres and the neighbor ing towns of Colombes and Asinieres. A general race for life followed, but fortunately sappers and sailors were at hand and they succeeded in taking off in boats all those who were imprison ed in he houses. Fifty girls today were taken out of the second story of the convent on the Boulevard De Dalny. Morgan Offers $50,000. Xew York, Jan. 28. J. Pierpont Morgan has cabled the French authori ties having in charge the relief of the flood victims, offering $50,000 to help in the work. WIRING CAUSES FIRE. House at Tenth and Topeka Avenues Badly Damaged. A fire similar in every respect to the conflagration at the Millspaugh home a few weeks ago, caused about $1,500 damage to th two story frame room ing house on the southeast corner of Tenth and Topeka - avenues at 11 o'clock ' this morning. The fire was caused by electric wir ing, had spread ail through the roof before discovered and burned out the roof and "damased the furniture in the second story before it could be extinguished lust as the Millspaugh fire had done. The house Is occupied by Mrs. Geo. L. Seymour and is used as a rooming house. All of the upstairs rooms were occupied by -oung men. The insur ance on the furniture' will cover the loss to the tenement. The owner of the house is J. E. Hurley, general manager of the Santa Fe. The entire roof was burning when the alarm was turned In to the down town and close in stations. lit check ing the fire at the roof the firemen did all that oould have possibly been done. The fire started just above the electric wire boxes under the roof and was caused by defective wiring. SCARED BY THE COMET. Guadalajara, Mexico, Jan. 28. With the appearance of comet A 1910, pil grimages to the shrine of the Virgin of Talpa are being organized, many of the pilgrims making the Journey for miles on their knees. Talpa is in the western section of the state of Jalisco and pilgrimages are made annually to the shrine. Advices from several noints state that consternation reigns among the more superstitious class. SPARLKO ONE. Glaris Testifies That Was the Order From Ballinger. Then Cunningham Claims Were Clear Listed in a Month. HIS PROTEST BY WIRE Was Sent in and the Order Was Revoked. Secretary Had Friends Among the Alaska Claimants. Washington. Jan. 28. Louis R. Glavis today continued his testimony against Secretary Ballinger before the con gressional investigating - committee. The proceedings at the morning session were taken up largely by reading into the record certain letters, etc.. which have been made public from time to time since "the - controversy started- Glavis declared that despite the fact that he was directed by Mr. Ballinger. as commissioner of the land office, on December 13, 1907, to make a complete and thorough examination of all the Alaskan coal land cases, sparing no one. the Cunningham claims were or dered "clear listed" for patent in less than a month thereafter. On his protest by wire and mail. Glavis said the clear listing was re-eked. - The following witnesses today were subooenaed to appear before the com mittee at the request of the "prosecu tion"; ' " - Horace T. Jones, special agent land office, Portland. Ore.: Arthur R. Bow man, Cheyenne. Wyo.: Andrew Kenne dy. Seattle: Henrv M. Hoyt. attorney general of Porto Rico; P. C. Richard son. Saattle Washington. Jan. 28. An . executive session of the investigation committee delayed the opening of today's proceed ings until 10:35 a. m.. at which hour Louis R. Glavis again took the witness stand. Ballinger Was Absent. All the members of the committer ...... Viu nrAcntn of the ses- sion. Mr. Pinehot and his dismissed assistants of the forest-, service wcie early on hand but Secretary Ballinger was again absent. Attorney Brandeis. representing Gla vis. presented to the committee a long list of witnesses to be summoned. niavic tnnir nn stnrv where he left off Wednesday afternoon, giving his testimony in response to quesuuus his attorney. - , -1 ... . i.i that TTniteri States At torney Hoyt had suggested to him in 1907 that ne snouia iae ui uic mat ter 4f the Alaska coal lands direct with Secretary of the Interior ; Gar field. .... . "But I did not mink it wouia won well to go over the head Of mv im mediate superiors, ne aaaea. Glavis said he did write to H. H. Schwartz, then a chief of the field di vision, saying he was worried about the Alaskan situation and would like to confide in him. "It will pain you as much as it has pained me." the letter ran, "but I am sure tu will want to learn the true situation." "What Alaskan claims did you refer to in that letter?" asked Representa tive Olmstead. "All of them," replied the witness. "Some 900 in all?" "Yes." At this time Mr. Ballinger was com missioner of the land office. Takes Cp Printed Document. ; Attorney Brandeis next took up the printed document in the case, which consists of 807 pages, and spent some time in calling the attention of the committee to various leters. telegrams, etc., tending to show Glavis1 activity in the Alaska cases. The attorney said he also wanted to call attention to cer tain letters, which showed the part Mr. Ballinger played as commissioner in directing the inquiry. His purpose in this, he said, was to Indicate that President Taft and At torney General Wickersham were mis taken when they reached the stated conclusion that Mr. Ballingers partici- i (Continued or, 'age Eight.) SEAXCE IX "GOVEKXOR'S SQUARE." The Stubbs-Bone "Table BY ORDER OF THE KING: Lady Constance, Barefooted . Dancer, Stricken From Court Lists. London. Jan. 23. King Edward has ordered the name of Lady . Constance Stewart Richardson stricken from all the court lists because she persists in giving her barefoot dances at the Pal ace music hall. Through Sir Edward Knollys she has been advised: never to appear before the king again.. ... Lady Constance Richardson collapsed when the royal command Was given to her. She tried to break , her contract with Alfred Butts, the music hall man ager, who is said to be paying her $1,000 a week, but was talked out of the plan. Such action, she was; told, would not make amends. - .... . The king formerly was friendly . to ward Lady Constance and admired her athletic prowess. He first became dis pleased with her when, after giving her "Salome" dance before him, she sud denly sank on her knees, at the con clusion of the dance and said, in the manner of the Salome of history: "Sir, give me the head of Sir. Ernest Cassel." , " . : . . Sir Ernest Cassel is the king's finan cial adviser, "and, although "unpopular generally. Is a favorite, of his majesty. The kins did not relish the joke. fileTdemurrer. Attorneys for Wardlaw Sisters Take a . New Tack. New Tork. Jan. 28.-Claiming that aiding and aYutinrr a u n ir.l .! i MA. A crime in-the state of New Jersey, coun sel ior me inree vvaraiaw sisters now in jail awaiting trial for causing the de.fi.th rvf Opv w . T .1 t.-.. . . - -' . v.. ... - uiC ,d3l Orange bath tub victim, are taking steps iu irce tne eraeriy prisoners, xoday the New Jersey 'prosecuting -authorities found On file a demurrer to the indict ment against the women and prepared to combat it when it is moved, as an ticipated for early argument before the supreme court. - Attorneys for Mrs. CarhHnn Tt uto,-- tin, mother of the victim, and Mn Mary Snead and Miss Virginia Ward law, the dead- girl's aunts, the three heirs unde indictment dpkra that recent finding by a chemist that the uau n unmn s omjy contained morphine disproves the theory that she was mur- j .. ..... ... - - .'"--til LUIS brings the suicide accusation to the ai wilt., neucuents are citea m tne de murrer for the claim that there is no crime in suicidu or in aiding in a sui cide under the New Jersey laws. r , Thp ftt-tftrnvis jtslaiw that t - . . - - . -. . ...la.,. . A iiiuiri decisions are upheld the prosecutor, will enner nave id Drag a airect charge of murder or free t thrv wnman - -n-Vm have now been held for several weeks wimout Dan. . VJ .. CRIPPLED BOY STABBED. While Defending, an Old Man lYom Tbrmpitors. New York, Jan. 28. While defending an aged and helpless man -from thrae men tormentors today, Thomas Gra ham,, a partially paralysed newsboy, was stabbed three times by one of the men in Herald square. An ambulance failing to respond promptly, two wo men in an automobile, who had paused at the sight of the : crowd, took the wounded newsboy into their machine and while the car sped to Bellevue hos pital they held him on their laps and their rich dresses became saturated with the blood from his wounds. Doc tors said the crippled lad would prob ably die. Two arrests were made. DIED AT AGE OF 116. Tills Woman Smoked Cigarettes for Over a Century. Patagonia, Ariz., Jan. 2S. Mrs. Ju ana Corona, said to be the oldest per son in Arizona, is dead here at the age Of 116 years. Her youngest surviving child is 60 years old. Mrs. Corona was born in Sonora, Mexico, Oct. 20, 1794. She had been, married three times. From her tenth birthday until her death she was a constant user of cigarettes. Rapping" Incident. POLITICAIGOSSIP, When Got. Stnbbs and Harry Bone Apologized. Each Supported Other for Office and Is Sorry. HODGES' CANDIDACY. Democrat Senator Looks For - midable to Republicans. Editor Steele for Congress in the First District. During the debate Thursday noon between Governor Stubbs and District Attorney H. J. Bone over the charges the governor had made against the dis trict attorney the discussion took a personal turn. . "You recommended me for the place of district attorney," - said Mr. Bone, "and you should at least take enough interest' in your choice for the place to examine the records that will either verify or disprove your charges." "Yes, I did." replied the governor, "and I am eorry for it now." "And I supported you for governor ar.d am equally as sorry." replied Mr. Bone. "You supported me because you hated Leland,' said the governor. - "And you recommended me because you . hated District Attorney ' Dean," replied Mr. Eone. . Then they both apologized for hav ing helped each other politically in the Fast. Shukers Enters Denial. Governor Stubbs had nothing at all to "sajr today-further about the Harry Bone controversy. He declined to dis cuss the subject. Charles Shukers, his authority for the charges he made against Mr. Bone, stated that he had not told the governor that Mr. Bone had not made any prosecutions against bootleggers. Mr. Shukers did not want to get into the controversy at all. "I am an innocent bystander," he said. "I told the governor that Jim Simpson had told me that he had - filed 372 complaints with the district attorney. Mr. Bone's name was not mentioned. I said noth ing, nor did Mr. Simpson say anything about whether or not any prosecution's had been made. "Simpson said that his responsibility ended after he had filed the complaints. The governor is mistaken if he gives me s his authority for the statement that Mr. Bone had not prosecuted any one. I never mentioned Mr. Bone's name, nor did Mr. Simpson in his con versation with me. "The governor stated that I had seen the telegram he sent to the president in regard to this matter. I did see it It was sent over to me, but I did not understand that I was to O. K. it, but rather to pass, on the form in which H was written. I did not know. where he got his information aside from the fact that Simpson had said he had filed those 372 complaints with the district attorney. I understand that Simpson's district comprises a part of Oklahoma. 1 did not say that the complaints were filed with Mr. Bone or that he had failed to prosecute them." It would appear from the evidence in the case that there is nothing to sub stantiate any direct or specific attack on Mr. Bone. Nothing to show that be had failed of his duty In any specific in stance. Mr. Bone will likely take the whole matter up with his superiors at Wash ington and demand an investigation in order that he may be exonerated. It is not known at this time what further step the governor will take in the mat ter. The launching of the candidacy of Senator Hodges of Olathe for governor will be given serious consideration by the Reputlican leader". Senator Hodge.s is progressive. He fought in the state senate two years ago for the same re forms hat the Republican square deal ers point to with pride at this time. Without the help of such Democrats as Hodges these refor ais would have been imoossib'e. The Democrats of the state appear to be united on the Johnson county senator and he will be a formidable candidate against the Republicans split by factions and personal emnities of t heir leaders. In every section of the state where Senator Hodges' name has been men tioned he is spoken of as a popular and able leader. It has been alleged by the Democrats and many Republi cans that Governor Stubbs fears the Olathe man more than any opposition in his own party or any other Demo crat who had ben mentioned for the I lace. , Under the heading of "Why Not This Man?" the Morrill News launches the candidacy of its editor, D. A. Steele, for congress in the First district. Mr. Steele is a Brcwn county product. He finds fault wih both McNeal and An thony and offers himself as a regular Cato to stand between his country and the pride of the patricians and the folly of the plebeians. Here is what Mrr. Steele has to say in his paper about himself Mr. McNeal , and Mr. Anthony: "Who Am I? In presenting myself, I feel that I owe it to my people of the First district to tell them something of my history. I was born on an Ohio farm, emigrating to Kansas in the early 80s when the state was in Its infancy, f have endured poverty, privation and untold hardships. Have lived days without sunshine; suffered days with clouds and nights without dew. Having served my apprentice ship on a farm, in the shops and on the section. - Securing my education, through my own efforts, in the coun try and high school. Spent eight years as a teacher, rising from the country to the city school; then passed from school work Into the newspaper field. In this latter work I am now engaged, battling for the rights and privileges of the people of Kansas, which I would continue to so do in the halls of congress. "On my part this shall be no muck raking campaign. However, in aspir ing to this high office against the pres ent Incumbent it is natural that I should point out some defect in his work. "Who is Anthony? Personally, I find no fault with Mr. Anthony. As representative of the First district, I feel that he hus betrayed his trust. He has identified himself with the Can non and Aldrich factions and thrown his influence against his own people. He owes his position to no personal merit, but to the memory of a great father, whose ioftv ideas he has failed to perpetuate and glorify. He never was known to Identify himself in the cause of right, but has ever sought to find favor in the eyes of the money power, and thus allowed the interests of his constituents to be trailed in the dust. "Who is McNeal? T. A. McNeal, his opponent, is a 'yellow journalist, a writer of funny stories for a weekly magazine. He has always been an of fice seeker and Is now serving his third term as state printer. McNeal has never been a producer, but has been a consumer. Never a leader, but a follower; a parasite to society and a thorn to the Republican party. He has not been an office seeker that he might serve his people, but solely for the salary it offered. He is not with the people because he believes .their cause is just, but because he is "down and has not the ability to rise. He is not seeking the office now in question that he may champion the cause of the right. He boldly declared in- his Hiawatha speech that if he were a millionaire, he would vote with the sugar trust. It is the salary he wants He further said in that Hia watha speech - that he could not af ford to retire. He also was in favor of specifying the terms of federal judges. He did not want tnem to noid omce for life, while he has been a constant office seeker.' " Mr. Steele- prints a picture of him self in large and small sizes on every page of his paper this week. He is better looking than either McNeal or Anthony, and besides he wears a flow er on the lapel of his coat. Some of the farmers and country newspaper men of the state may be inclined to think of Charlie Sessions, the candidate for secretary of state, as a city newspaper man and a metro politan sort of a dude,-who was born in a big printing office and spent his youth on the trolley cars and dodging the traffic squad at busy street corners. But this is not so. On the contrary. Charlie spent his youth in the Ohio corn fields and the only traffic he dodged in those days was the market cart on a dusty country road. They tell a story on Sessions that will be appreciated by every farmer boy. Charlie's folks lived in a little Ohio village where jobs were scarce and the pay was small. v hen the Sessions boy got old enough to work he hired out to a farmer and plowed corn in the summer and cut this corn in the fall and winter. After a few years of hard work the kid had saved a leather wal let full of dollars and he resolved to embark in business. A butcher in his home town kindly consented to sell his business to this coming Armour and the farmer's ap prentice became a vendor of meats. The boy bought his meat for cash, and in the guilelessness of youth, sold the meat on credit. ; When his money was gone he tried to collect his meat bills, but there was nothing doing. There could be but one end to this venture. One night Charlie an nounced to the loafers in his packing plant that the shop would be closed on the morrow until further notice. The next morning Charlie came down to his place later than usual and found that some village wag had pasted the following sign on his door: "Gone out of business. Proprietor Is cutting earn on the farm. The cut-up who had written the sign was a good guesser. for the next day the ex-butcher could nave been found on the farm cutting corn. The worst of it all was, though, that the fellow who wrote the sign was one of the principal debtors to the defunct establishment. It Is Cooler Today. The temperature dropped to 28 de grees at 6 o'clock this morning but rose rapidly and today continues warm. The wind is blowing 12 miles an hour from the northwest. The forecast for tomor row is for fair ' weather with warmer weather in the western portion of the state tonight. -The same temperature will prevail here. There is a chance that the wind will veer to the south tomor row. Following are the hourly temper atures toaay: 7 o'clock .29 j 11 o'clock.. 8 o'clock... 29 j 12 o'clock.. 9 o'clock SI j 1 o'clock.. 10 o'clock... 35 I 2 o'clock.. ...29 ...41 ...42 ' Kansas 'Wife' Dies In Kansas City. Kansas City. Mo.. Jan. 28. Mrs. Min nie ' Ellis, 26 years old. the wife of Arthur Elns. a farmer near Paola, Kan., died at - St. Margaret's hospital. She had . been III five weeks from blood poisoning. The body was taken to Pa Crla tod&x. FIND BIGFRAUD. State Officials and Officers of Insurance Companies Discover Swindle Amounting to $100,000 or More. HOW IT WAS WORKED. Policies Secured on Aged Infirm Persons and While Healthy Subjects Are Submitted for Examination. Louisville, Ky.. Jan. 23. Rapid devel opments are expected in the alleged Sn svranco frauds which state officials and officers of the Insurance companies in volved claim will reveal bold and sys tematic robberies of companies In haif a dozen states. John J. Kean. Timo thy O'Leary and Patrick J. Needham, local agents for several life insurance companies, who were arrested last Eight, charged with . defrauding tb companies which employed them out of thousands of dollars were arraign ed today. The law's net, it is said, will not be drawn light until it further encloses at least three prominent Louis ville, physicians and a score or more of "dummies." S. C. Reineke. secretary and treasur er of the Indiana Life Insurance com pany of Indianapolis. Ind., charges that the three men under arrest defrauded the insurance companies by various de vices of insuring indigent.' diseased and decrepit invalids and through a collu sion with some of the relatives of the applicants sharing in a division of the death ciaims when paid; by submitting perfectly sound persons to physicians for physical examination but having the policies made out in the name of some ether person in precarious health by collusion with pnysicians who supplier! the agents with blanks filled out. co examination of any character having been made and by other methods. Mr. Reineke charged that 1100.000 or more tad been fraudulently obtained. His affidavits . alleged the three agent worked for the following companies: Indiana National Insurance company of Indiana, the Independent Insurance company of Indianapolis. Ind., the Com roonwea'.th Lite Insurance compar-y of KentucKy. and the Standard Life Insur ance company of Des Moines. William R. Richards, coroner of Floyd county, Ind.. and former medical ex aminer for the National Life Insurance company, taid he had signed certificates of health for applicants for insurance whom he did not know, but only when he had been assured by the agents of the companies that the "risk was a good one." JI did not have to stretch any points in order to pass these risks, but there were too many of thorn looking for policies-" said Dr. Richards. PRICES STILL DROP Retailers Make Cuts in All Kinds of Provisions. New York. Jan. 28. Effects of the anti- meat cam pa ism were still Btronely reflect ed In local markets today. While acces sions to the lists or no meat tor tnirty days families are perhaps less numerous, the impetus of the initial movement is still stronir enoueh to influence orices. which continue to drop somewhat at wholesale and to a greater degree in the retail shops. The retailers are cutting figures on ail kinds of provisions and today it was pre dicted that the Saturday marketers would find themselves able to replenish their larders at from 10 to 20 per cent less than a week ago. The milk situation remains in statu quo with two of the biraest dealers holding at the nine cent rate but with general ex pectation that the first of February will find the eight cent figure ruling all around. Results in Boston. Boston. " Jan. 28. The agitation against the high cost of food has be gun to show results in Boston, a gen eral decline in the prices of meat be ing shown in the markets yesterday. Retail nrices fell from two to four cents a pound on the higher grades of meat. More beef is being snipped to Europe on account of the boycott. Pork Down $2. . Baltimore. Jan. 28. For the first time since the meat boycott was started here last week the beef market has shown weak tendency and there was today a decline of about 25 cents a hundred pounds. Since Monday the price of pork has continued to fall until that commodity. Is today selling for $2 less a hundred pounds than tne price at this time last week. Many of the larger dealers report that their sales have fallen off fully 35 per cent since the crusade against high prices began. ' Decline of 20 Per Cent. Rochester, N. Y., Jan. 28. Wholesale meat dealers here today reduced prices 20 per cent owing to public abstinence from eating meat. Butter has been re duced one and two cents a pound. Eggs have been reduced in price also. SHUKERS FOR PRESIDENT Assistant Attorney General May Head , . Kansas Day Club. The Kansas Day club will meet in the supreme court room tomorrow af ternoon to elect officers for the next year. Many of the club members are in town today in anticipation - of the club banquet tomorrow night. Over four hundred tickets have been sold, and the big doings tomorrow night promise to be as big as any of the big ones in the past. - . Charles Shukers, assistant attorney general, is talked of today for the next president of the club, and it looks very much like the popular and ' able lawyer from Sedan, Chautauqua county, will have this honor thrust upon him. W. L. Montgomery, the present sec retary of the club, is being urged to accept that office a second time. Mr. Montgomery has put in a lot of time and hard work in getting every thing in smooth running order for the banquet this year and his efforts promise a nice success. Weather Indications. rhiacn. .Tan. 28. Forecast for Kan sas: Fair tonight ana Saturday; er in west portion tonight.