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10 PAGES EVERYBODY 10 PAGES NEEDS IT. READS IT, LAST' EDITION. MONDAY EVENING. TOPEKA, KANSAS, FEBRUARY 13,1911. MONDAY EVENING. TWO CENTS. ff mb t i isa ri it . m in si i r.i V HIST! WHERE IS IT? Senators Say They Can't Find That Pork Barrel. In Fact They Doubt Whether There Is Any. SOME OF THEM TALK. Deny That There Is Any Combi nation for Normals. Brady, Insurgent, Says Senate Is Working in Good Faith. When the "pork barrel" editorial was read this morning by members of the uDDer house, there was a some what divided opinion as to Just what vote had formed a basis for the con clusion; and in some sources raised an interrogation mark after the atti tude of the state normal school on pending legislation. The vote on the questioned Hutchinson fair bill', caught many consistent reformers and better government Democrats in the same net with the reactionary and etand pat faction and divided the forces in a manner that was not pleas ant to many of the members. One of the charges which was free Iv made this morning was to the ef fect that the Emporia State Normal, jealous because of the Porter divorce bill, and the scramble for more nor mal schools, had provoked the editor ial from the nimble pen of the Em poria editor, which was aimed in a timely manner at tonight's considera tion of the Pittsburg bill. Again there are members who avow that the smell of salt pork is in the nostrils of every true Kansan and that a colossal machine has been built to defeat just legislation and promote a gigantic trade that will cost the state thousands of dollars. There is one thing certain. The friends of the manual training school at Pittsburg are worked up over the Bill White story. Several Pittsburg men are here to attend tonight's com mittee meeting, but they are offset by f.n equally large delegation from Em poria; and the editorial has aroused sufficient feeling to make the meeting worth attending. Senator Porter, in discussing the editorial said: "The people of southeast Kansas are asking for nothing but an even chance with the other educational institutions. The Emporia Normal school fought the establishment of the Pittsburg school in the first instance. They have fought every proposition that has ever come up in the legislature for the bet .terment of the school. And yet we are required to have for the president of our school at Pittsburg a man who has spent his life in the Emporia school, and who is a resident of Em poria. Every state institution is in a sense an incubus upon the state. The greater the demand for education the greater that incubus becomes. Bill White says that if Pittsburg gets what it wants it will result in a mammoth Institution at Pittsburg. Do the people of Kansas object to a big educational Institution at Pittsburg? We are not asking for independent supervision. We are willing to be under the control and management of the same board of regents with Emporia and Hays. But we want the active head of our school to live at Pittsburg to better understand our school, its needs and requirements. If this results in an ad dition of several hundred students at Pittsburg, so much the better for the industrial interest of Kansas. The very fact that the school has grown to an enrollment of a thousand students this year shows the demand for education of its kind. This legislature is propos ing to appropriate $250.00 to each high school that will instal manual training. They must have teachers to do this work. The state has need of a big manual training school that will train teachers to teach manual train ing." Senator Avery, an insurgent, had the following to say: "I am inclined to think the charge that this is a 'pork barrel' legislature Is somewhat hasty and therefore un wise at this time. There has been but one vote that would indicate the relia bility of such a charge. I am unwill ing to believe that a majority of the members of the senate and house would prostitute the welfare of the entire state and add to the burden of state taxes with no other excuse than to land something for their own town or district something that is not of state-wide importance and something that would not and could not secure favorable consideration by this legis lature on its own merits and indepen dent of any combination of interests or pork barrel tactics. If there is any ground for such a charge, it deserves the severest condemnation, and it will be undoubtedly condemned by the voters throughout the tate." Fred Robertson rtfused to be classed in the pork packing deal, al though he voted for the Hutchinson fair. "Mr. White has, in my judgment, made a very bad guess," said the mi nority floor leader, "and it might just bs well be charged that there i& now a pork packing deal on between the friends of the Garden City normal, in president Hopkins' home town, and the paving appropriation in Topeka, as between the Hutchinson fair and the normal schools. I think the Emnoria editor has made a long distance guess and landed a long ways from the mark For example, I voted for Hutchinson, yet I am openly opposing the Pitts burg divorce bill. Like conditions exist elsewhere, and I see no reason for the charge." It is Senator Potter of Marion. though, to whom the fumes of the swine come. "I believe," said Potter, "that I have seen them making pork on the floor of the senate for two weeks. There is certainly a combine somewhere and' this editorial ought to check it." Potter Is a dyed in the wool insur gent. He was against a fair in Hutch inson, or any other town. Senator Brady, who occupies a seat across the aisle from Porter is also an insurgent of the approved kind. He voted for Hutchinson, but sees things in a differ ent light. "There is nothing ti it," declared the Iawrence editor. "The senate is work-in- in absolute good faith and no deal exists. Thi university will be takn care of, the normal will be taken care of; and everything will go aU right. I voted for Hutchinson because I wanted to and not because there was any trade. The editorial was in my opinion uncalled for and will do much to put the senate in a bad light over the state." Senator Stewart of Wichita dis missed the subject in a very few words. "The trouble is," said Stewart, "that Bill White has the stomachache. That may not be beautiful language, but I consider it fitting." Myers, of Jackson, is aroused over the editorial and it drove him off the fence. The Jackson county senator is a simon pure reformer and he did not like to be classed with the bold stand pats. He has concluded to vote for the Topeka fair if another chance is given him. He is also opposed to the special normal schools and against the one in Atchison, in his own district. .... Representative James Orr, of Atchi son, was in the senate chamber when Myers made his remark. He promptly took the Holton man to task for his remark and pointed to him the narrow way. Myers retaliated by saying that if the schools were to be reported fa vorably, then he was for Atchison, but preferred to kill them all with a pot shot. , One of the features pointed out by Brewster, of Doniphan, is that the ed itorial in question does not menlion the normal at Garden City, the home of Richard J. Hopkins, president of the senate. He also declares that legisla tive records will show that the reform papers were not opposed to the pork barrel when they wanted big appro priations for their pet industries and that the statements are not called for. "The special normals were dead in the committee room," said Brewster, "but when a lot of calamity howlers go to work to question every act of a legislative body, they may succeed in performing a hopeless resurrection. It anything will report those normals, it will be that pork barrel editorial." The pork barrel discussion, based on the Hutchinson fair bill, shows the following insurgents voted for the salt town: Brady, Brown, Cambern, Fowler, Harris. Hostrup, Huffman, Myers. Of the Democrats. Anderson, Milton and Robertson voted for Hutchinson. Stavely and Stewart, both standpats, voted against the Reno county seat, and Cook, Democrat, voted with them. This roll call would put a majority of the reformers in the pool with Em erson Carey and his crowd of alleg ed fixers, and they deny the existence of a deal. Dr. J. S. Chase, who was for three months a medical examiner at the state soldier's home at Fort Dodge, has backed up his position by pro ducing the honorary discharge from the board of control. Several days ago Chase filed charges against the board of control and these allegations are now being considered by the sen ate ways and means committee. Fol lowing is a copy of the discharge is sued Dr. Chase, who lives at lffS Harrison street. Topeka: "Fort Dodge, Jan. 10, 1911. "Dr. J. S. Chase, "Dear Sir: We accept your resigna tion of Dec. 10, and heartily join in saying that this action on your part is wholly voluntary and not asked tor by us. We have confidence in your abil ity as a physician and integrity as a man. J. S. Churchhill. president; A. R. Clark, secretary; Frank Strain, treasurer; A. M. Breese, command ant." In an explanation of the affair. members of the board of control told the commitee that Chase was incom petent and that his resignation was asked. They declared that an honor ary discharge was granted tnrougn es tablished custom not knowing, they said, that the document was to be used against them. Senator J. L. Brady, who last week introduced a bill to make the frater nity houses taxable, says his bill has not created excitement at Lawrence. "There is no fight over the bill in my town," said Brady, "and in fact the fraternity houses have been pay ing taxes as usual, not knowing that they could take advantage of the law which was repealed two years ago. This bill is not a fight on the frat houses and was introduced simply be cause I felt that they should pay taxes just like any other institution." CAN FIND NO LOBBY. Ship Subsidy Investigating Committee Completes Its Labors. Washington, Feb. 13. After many months of Investigation the hearing of a special house committee to probe in to charges of the existence of lobby ing in the interest of ship subsidy leg islation in congress closed today. The final witness was Edward J. Ber- wind of New York, president of a coal company and interested in the International Merchant Marine com pany and the consolidated steamship company. Mr. Berwind's testimony was brief. He said he knew nothing directly or indirectly regarding any lobby and had no information which would throw a light on the matter. The committee will draft its report which it is said will show the investi gation had developed no substantia tion of illegal lobbyings. GENDER IN THE VERB. An Indian Language Tliat Differs From All the Others. Portland, Ore., Feb. 13. Professor Lee Frachtenburg, of the Smithsonian institution at Washington, who has just completed a study of the Alsea tribe of Indians in Lincoln county and the Umpquas in Curry county, says the Alseas have a language distinct from the other 57 basic tongues of the American Indians. He says it is one of the twelve known languages using gen der in the verb, that is the same ac tion by a male and female is desig nated by a different term. This pecu liarity is shared by certain inhabitants of northern Asia, those of a small sec tion of southern Asia and by the Kaffirs of South Africa. Noted Kducators Meet. Rochester, N. Y., Feb. 13. Noted educators from all parts of the coun try are in attendance at the annual educational conference which opened in east high school today. Today's program includes addresses by Prof. P. Chubb, New York city. Prof. Walt er Sargent. University of Chicago, Prof. Paul Monroe, Columbia; and President Schurman of Cornell uni versity. The latter will speak on. "Some Problems of Modern Education." TOO MUCH TALK. Japanese Tisitor Says It May Lead to Trouble. 'Certain Element" Here Is Try ing to Provoke a War. JAPAN IS FOR PEACE. He Hears Much Said About an Armed Invasion. And Also on Anti-Japanese Leg islation in California. Los Angeles, Cal.. Feb. 13. M, Num alo, general secretary of the South Manohurian railway who is here on his way back to Japan after a Euro pean tour, blamed a "certain element" in the United States with doing all it can to provoke war. "Japan will do all in her power to avoid war with this country," Baid Mr. Numalo. "but if the agitation the constant talk of war and of anti Japanese legislation is kept up, it may cause unpleasant conditions to arise between the two nations. "A certain element here seems de termined to provoke war if it can," he continued. "Japan wants peace, but here in California, all is talk of an armed invasion of the western part of America." "Do you think war between the two nations will come sooner or later?" he was asked. "Who can say? War is not my busi ness," he answered. RECALL IS PLANNED. Tacoma Is Preparing to Oust the En tire City Commission. Tacoma. Wash., Feb. 13. Prelimi nary to the circulation of petitions for their recall, charges of incompetence were filed today against Commissioners W. L. Roys, Owen Woods, Nicholas Larson and Rev. Mr. Freeland by a committee of the reform element. These men, with Mayor A. V. Fawcett. form the commission that governs Ta coma. The four commissioners are charged with having arranged a distribution of power among themselves; with having adopted a wide open policy, allowed a vice district to exist and permitted public gambling and holding of "brutal prize fights." After a New Senator. , Sacramejitp, Cal Feiw. ..13.-A Verbir riot in the senate followed the intro duction of a resolution providing for the recall of John D. Works of Los An geles, United States senator-elect, be cause he opposed the recall of . the judiciary. The resolution recites the election of Works by insurgent Republicans and progressive Democrats who believed him the embodiment of progressive principles, "in violation of the primary election law of California." It declares that Works, since bein elected, has "bolted from the combined insurgent Republican and progressive Democratic party and become a reac tionary Republican." Also that, under article 10 of the federal constitution, legislatures may "recall recalcitrant senators in congress before they as sume the duties of office." WATERS GOT MORE. Topeka Lawyer's Pee in Larrabee Case la $8,000. In the article printed Saturday in re gard to the findings of the supreme court commissioner for attorneys' fees and expenses in the famous Larrabee Mills case against the Missouri Pacific railway, an error was made in setting forth the sums of money allowed to each of the attorneys in the case. Waters & Waters of Topeka was tha leading law firm for the milling com pany, and as such was allowed $8,000 for services and expenses. The article of Saturday stated that Waters & Waters were allowed $2,500 by the commissioners. This was true, and was set forth in the commission ers' findings under the heading of claim 9, which was for $40,000. This was for the service in the state su preme court. But the court in allow ing $11,500 for additional attorneys' fees in this case,, included the Waters & Waters' claim also. So the Waters & Waters firm should be included In the $11,500 claim also. This firm's share in the $11,500 was $5,500, and thia sum added to the $2,500 makes a total of $8,000 for Waters & Waters out of the. total of $13,000 allowed for attor neys' fees in this case. The error was a natural one where the rather ambiguous language and ar rangement of the findings of fact are considered from a layman's viewpoint. SPOTTED FEVER CURBED. Anti-Meningitis Serum Is Pronounced a Success. New York, Feb. 13. The Rockefel ler Institute for Medical Research has announced that the effectiveness of anti-meningitis serum had been gen erally accepted by medical authorities throughout the world, and that the new remedy had taken its place with vaccine and diphtheria anti-toxin "as an improved agency for the protection of public health." The occasion for this announcement was the notice given by the institute that hereafter it would discontinue free distribution of the serum, which has been carried on since its discov ery, and devote the funds to other lines of investigation. The New York city board of health has undertaken the production of the new serum and for a short time will supply urgent requests from outside the state. In this city the board will designate stations where the remedy will be kept always on hand. The Rockefeller Institute says that b - the early use of the serum the death rate from cerebro spinal menin gitis has been reduced two-thirds. SUFFER IN CHINA. ProTinces Will Need $500,000 to Tide Them Over. Report Is Made by Workers of Presbyterian Sect. CROPS IX A BAD WAY. SeveralYears Needed forCountry to Be Normal Again. Rev. Lebenstine Writes Regard ing an Inspection Trip. New York, Feb. 13. The Presby terian board of foreign .missions has received from its missionaries in the province of An-Hui, China, an account of the famine conditions prevailing there. The missionaries declare that j least a million dollars will be need 5?, vl tlde the suffering provinces over till the next harvest time. Crop con- i,V)ns are so bad- they adJ. that it will take the district several years to get back to normal conditions in the flooded districts. . Rev. K. C. Lebenstine, who made a long trip of inspection through the flooded district around Hwai Yuen mission station, writes as follows: "The inhabitants are face to face with the worst famine in their history. The rainfall last summer was the greatest of which there is any record and the autumn ; crops were a total failure over a region of approximately seven thousand square miles. It is estimated that two and a half million persons are practically starving and the death roll of the coming months is bound to be very great. "In order to acquaint myself with the actual conditions, I made two trips into the famine district. I met be tween two and three hundred refugees each day. Thousands had already left to seek support elsewhere, but these had remained to plant a little wheat so that they would have something to return trt in the finrino- V,..., ... - - .- i - - - . "i.ii incj in l to try to keep body and soul together "j ucgsuig or oy sucn scanty work as they could find. "Only about one-third of the amount of wheat planted each autumn could be sown this year, owing to the abject poverty of the inhabitants. It will, therefore, take them several years to get over the effects of this summer's floods even if they manage to pull through alive till the spring. "For six months, hundreds of thous ands will be absolutely destitute and more than one million persons will be dependent upon charity." IT MAY PASS TODAY. The Reciprocity Bill Is Taken Tp in the House, Washington. Feb. 13. The house by a .vote of 195 to 121 decided today to begin immediate consideration of the McCp-11 bill carrying out the reciproc ity agreement with Canada, No agree ment has been reached as to the limit of debate but the bill may b passed today. While the vote to displace the regu lar order for today on the calendar of the house and take up reciprocity can not be accepted as an exact indication of the final vote on the bill it is re garded as being approximately so. The vote against taking up the measure today came almost wholly from the Republican side, the Democrats voted almost Folidly for immediate consider ation. Some of the Republicans who voted against displacing the regular order are not expected to place them selves on record against reciprocity at a final vote. Mr. McCali, of Massachusetts, will handle the time for debate in favor of the bill and Mr. Dalzell of Pennsylva nia, will serve in like capacity for tha opposition. This was later changed to 196 to 121 to correct a clerical error. An analysis of the vote to take up the McCall bill showed this result: For Republicans, 60; Democrats, 136; total, 196. Aagalnst Republicans, 101; Demo crats, 20; total. 121. The Republican insurgents attitude toward reciprocity was shown by the fact that 14 voted against considera tion and only 6 for it. Mr. Hill's opening argument in favor of the agreement followed closely the lines laid down and the facts set forth in the majority report from the ways and means committee. He was inter rupted from time to time. Asked if he was in favor of free trade with Canada, Mr. Hill said he favored un restricted trade with every country where the cost of production did not differ from that in the United States. Mr. Hill declared that talk of injury to various interests in the United States as a result of reciprocity was not based on facts. AN ARICKAREE WARRIOR Captain Pliley, a Survivor of the Fa mous Indian Battle, Here. Captain A. J. Pliley, the famous scout and Indian fighter, one of the fer survivors of the historic Arickaree fight, will be in town a few days' as the guest of Luther C. Bailey and will attend the Kansas Authors' club ban quet Tuesday night, February 14. It will be a curious coincidence that he will be at the same table with Mrs. McCarter, whose recent well known "Price of the Prairies" gives such a prominent place to the battle of Arickaree, which has been termed the Thermopylae of American heroism. - Germany Orders an Airship. Berlin, Feb. 13. The Oerman war office has shown its continued confi dence in Count Zeppelin's inventive and .-constructive ability by ordering from him another dirigible balloon for use in the army. The projected air ship will be smaller than the Deutsch land. which came to grief in Teute- burg forest last June, but the motors and the power will be the same. Four of Zeppelin s airships nave met with disaster. Weather Indications. Chicago, Feb. 13. Forecast for Kansas: Unsettled tonight, with prob ably rain in the east portion tonight or Tuesday. GIVES HOME RULE. Utilities Bill Agreed to in House Committee. Abolishes the Board of Railroad Commissioners. FOR NEW COMMISSION. Members Named by Governor to Draw $5,000 a Year. Regular Leaders Haye A greed to the Terms. The house judiciary committee today reported favorably the public utilities commission and the bill was made a special order for Wednesday morning of this week. The bill is the admin istration measure, amended in many particulars, yet still as drastic, "if not more so, than the administration measure, and fair to the utilities them selves. It provides for home rule of local utilities. Davis of Kiowa, and Allen of Wyan dotte, two able lawyers who helped de feat the utilities bill last session, hav ing gained their point of home rule, yielded to the proposition that the gov ernor appoint the board and they pro pose to lend their powerful aid to the effort to pass the measure. Davis of Kiowa, chairman of th.j subcommittee that drew up the bill, is responsible for many of its most im portant provisions and vital amend ments. This able lawyer has devoted most of his time since the session be gun in the work of drafting a utilities bill that will be a credit to the state. He said today that he was proud of the committee bill as it now appeared and would work for its passage. Mat son of Sedgwick, chairman of the judiciary committee, another of the able attorneys on the floor of the house, will work for the bill. It is rea sonably sure of passage in the house. The bill provides for the abolishment of the railroad board as soon .as the terms of office of the present members shall expire, this board to be replaced by the utilities commission of three members at a salary of $5,000 per year each to be appointed by the governor. The board shall appoint its secretary at a salary of $2,500 per year and an attorney at $5,000 per year and a rate clerk and two stenographers and two clerks. . One of the commissioners to be ap pointed shall have special training and not less than five years' experience in the management or operation of a steam or interurban railroad, one shall be agraduate of some standard uni versity in civil, mechanical or electri cal engineering, and one shall possess special training in economics and have had not less than five years' experience In some university of standing. The bill provides that "the term pub lic untilities as used in this act shall refer to every individual, copartner ship, corporation, association or com pany engaged in the business of oper ating or managing any street, trolley, interurban or steam railroad ,or oil or gas pipe line, or any telegraph or tele phone line or sleeping or private car company or express company or any plant or line furnishing light, heat or power og water to any city or the. in habitants thereof whether owned by municipality or otherwise." Public utilities are divided into two classes, local and state. The local utilities are held to mean all utilities operating wholly within one county or within one city only and its environs, though extending into any adjoining county. The regulation and control of these local utilities snail remain wun the mayor and council as under the present law. The exclusive regulation and control of all state utilities is vested in the nublie utilities commission and all the laws and powers relating to the pres ent board of railroad commissioners relating to common carriers are vest ed in the utilities commission. The commission is empowered to require every utility under its control to fur nish adequate service and utilities and to establish just and reasonable rates, also upon complaint to investigate rates and charges ana service ana nx or adlust these rates, and pass on rates before they are changed by the utilities themselves. Any finding or order of the commis sion shall be correct and lawful and be prima facie evidence and be in full force and effect unless omerwise or dered by a court of competent Juris diction. The commission is also em powered to apply to the interstate commerce commission for relief from unjust interstate rates. The penalty for violation of this law is fixed at $5,000 fine. The bill by the committee on educa tion stirred up a lot of debate In the house this morning before it was final ly passed and a few amendments were tacked on for the good of the order. The bill slightly raiseJ the standard for granting certificates to teachers and was opposed by Ventch of Wash ington, who wanted the present gtand and left unchanged In the interest of the rural schools. The feature of the debate was the tilt between Cones of Meade and Dr. Goddard of Leavenworth over the amendment to eliminate that part of the requirements for a third grade cer tificate relating to the causes and ef fects of alcoholic stimulants and knowledge of the prevention of the spread of dangerous diseases. The amendment was passed. When Cones arose to oppose the amendment Dr. Goddard questioned him in regard to his knowledge of such matters. The doctor declared that he himself could not secure a certificate under these provisions and he hoped "such idiocy" would be stricken out of the bill. It was. The first section of the bill, be fore it was amended to strike out all that part referring to alcohol and dan gerous diseases read as follows: "Certificates of the third grade may be issued to persons of not less than 18 years of age on passing a satis factory examination; provided, that not more than two third grade certifi cates may be issued to the same Indi vidual if the applicant has taught five months; provided further, that each applicant for a third grade certificate shall give satisfactory evidence of good moral character, and shall, by a writ ten examination, secure an average grade ol seveniy-nve per cent with, no grade below sixty per cent in the fol lowing branches: Orthography, read ing, writing, English grammar and composition, geography, arithmetic, United States history, including Kan sas history, civil government, physiol ogy and hygiene with special reference to the effect upon the human system of alcoholic drinks, stimulants, nar cotics, and the causes and prevention of dangerous communicable diseases, the principles and methods of teaching, and such other branches as the state board of education mav prescribe. Such persons shall also furnish satis factory evidence of such additional training as the state board of educa tion may require." Olinger of Shawnee introduced the following resolution in the house this morning: "Whereas, Our capltol -building, costing approximately $3,400,000, is largely subject to destruction by fire, especially If fire should originate any where in the basement of the old wing; and "Whereas, The construction of the building is such that a small fire in the basement would do great damage to the costly interior and furnishings, be cause the building is open from the east end to the west end, and from the top to the bottom; and "Whereas, The interior work is very susceptible to smoke or heat damage; and "Whereas, There is no private fire protection in the way of fire hose, chemical extinguishers, etc; and "Whereas, Other state buildings and state institutions are, or may be with out adequate fire protection; therefore, "Be It Resolved, By tha house of representatives, in regular session as sembled, That we direct the executive council, board of control, o- others in charge of the capitol building, or any other Kansas institution which is in adequately protected, that they take such steps as are necessary to secure the proper equipment for the protec tion of said buildings of our institu tions against damage by fire." FAVOR SULLOWAY BILL. Committee Votes to Report Pension Measure to Senate. Washington, Feb. 13. By a vote of 8 to 3 the senate committee on pensions today agreed to report to the senate the Sulloway general pension bill which already has passed the house. It was so amended that the annual cost, in addition to the $153,000,000 estimated for the ensuing year, will be about $45,000,000. As the bill passed tha house it would have cost about $50, 000,060. Senator McCumber, chairman of the committee, opposed the Sulloway bill and endeavored to have the committee report a measure which would cost for the first year about $8,300,000. He was Joined by Senators Gore and Talia ferro in making up the minority on the final vote. As passed by the house the Sulloway bill would increase the monthly pen- sion or veterans or 2 years from $12 to $15; of 65 years from $12 to $20; of 70 from $15 to $25, and from 70 from $15 to $25 and of 75 or more from $20 to $36. The senate committee by a vote of 6 to 5 reduced the proposed maximum allowance from $36 to $30. As there are estimated to be 63,461 veterans who would be affected by this amendment at the present time, the change would decrease the annual cost a little more $4,500,000. On the statement made by Secretary of the Interior Ballinger the cost of the Sulloway bill as passed by the house would be $45,480,468 but the committee found, that there would have to be added to this amount about $4,000,000 to which a limited number of veterans would be entitled under general lawn. increasing the total to about $50,000, 000 a year. Its friends do not antici pate an easy time passing the meas ure through the senate, especially a3 it has been intimated that President Taft would veto it if it were presented to him. The fact that some Senators are confident that the president would veto the measure is said to have in duced a withdrawal of considerable op position but on the other hand there are senators who feel that the re sponsibility of such action should not be placed upon the president. The motion in committee to report the Sulloway bill was made by Senator Curtis and it is expected he win lead the fight for its passage by the senate. Later in the day Senator Scott re ported the bill to the senate. The bill is first being considered by the house as committee of the whole. Speaker Cannon called Representative Mann, of Illinois, to the chair to pre side over the committee during the consideration of the measure. In the earlier proceedings Mr. Cannon, by rec ognizing McCall and declaring his mo tion to take up the reciprocity bill -a privileged matter, had shown a dis position to help the cause along to a vote despite the sentiments against re ciprocity which he expressed in a let ter to the Illinois legislature on Satur day. Representative Hill, of Connecti cut, one of the Republican members of the committee of ways and means was recognized for one hour in support of the reciprocity agreement. When he began to speak the house was in much confusion and Mr. Hill asked for close attention. "Come over on this side,"' suggested Representative Fitzgerald of New York, a Democrat, "we'll lis ten to you and this is where you will get your votes." The voting on the motion to take up the reciprocity measure was followed with keenest interest. On a nay and yea vote there were two calls through the alphabetical list. At the end of the first call it was seen that the reciprocity advocates were winning. The vote then was: Ayes 178; noes 110. At the end of the second call the vote was announced as 195 to 12L SEEK A COMPROMISE. Members of Bath Tub Trust Fear Jail Sentences. Washington, Feb. 13. Palling to secure the dismissal of the criminal indictment against them, the defend ants in the government's action against the socalled bath tub trust, will resist the government's civil suit and begin their defense at Pittsburg tomrorow. The testimnoy on the gov ernment's side in the civil case is all in. There was an intimation that should the government compromise for fines only in the criminal case no defense would be offered to the civil suit. U. S. Kenyon, assistant to the attorney gen eral, declines to withdraw his demand for jail sentences. CURTIS SPEAKS UP Senior Senator From Kansas Voices His Opposition To Proposed Amendment to the U. S. Constitution. FAVORS DIRECT VOTE On the Election of Members of Upper House. But Opposes Curtailment of the Power of Congress. Washington, Feb. 13. As "one of the senators from Kansas," Senator Curtis today addressed the senate In opposition to the revised resolution proposing to submit to the states a constitutional amendment for the elec tion of senators by direct vote. AU through his speech he hurled attacks at his colleague, Senator Bristow, for approving of the amended resolution. Senator Curtis said he was in favor ?f a.cons,titutional amendment looking lot! h e'eK tlon of "enators by direct vote, but he was not willing it should ofi aended so congress could give up rlllI.r,8ht8, t0 make or ai'er t" orTn.V"0 a 6tateL for th election of United States senators. rl he said,was what the amended resolution would provide. The amend ed resolution if its substance was ap- ?h?Vtdbyhf Btates' would pesult in the state disfranchising negro voters. iw.f80 desu;ed, without congress be ng able to raise a hand, he said. I strongly favor the Joint resolution tPrJ. deor the election of senators by a direct vote of the people." said J01".0?1""8' "but 1 do nt think it should be burdened with the objection able and unfair provisions placed in it by a majority of the committee, and as one of the senators from the state A 5nSas:, can not support the rider or -joker' placed in the resolu lobv a Jorlty of the committee." ,JThat Senatr Bristow should con sider the amendment to the resolution as Immaterial was a matter of regret with Senator Curtis. "I regret very much," he said, of his Republican colleague, "to see the senator treat a constitutional amendment so lightly." "The negro people are entitled to protection in their rights, and con gress should not directly or indirectly say it was willing to let the states take away the right which came to them as a result of the Civil war," continued the senator. "After the war was over in order to meet new conditions the con stitution was amended, and the fif teenth amendment declares that the right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by-the United States or by any stat on account of race,-color or previous condition of servitude.' "This amendemnt was made to pro tect the former slaves who had been freed, and yet we find state after state by 'grandfather' and other clauses de priving them of their rights. Of course there is no word in the acts referring to 'race, color or previous condition of servitude,' yet every one knows that when a state undertakes to keep a citi zen thereof from voting unless his arrand father xcaa a vntor y, a r.K4aA i to deprive the negro of his right of iruiiciLitse. "If the resolution as amended is passed and the constitution is amend ed as provided therein, then the con gress gives up all Its rights to make wi alter ui regulations or a state tor tha oloMlnn TTnifa Ca..,. . and if electors are disfranchised, if outrages are perpetrated, if fraud is committed or if corrupt practices are resorted to the congress remains heln- less." Senator Bristow was an attentive istener but made no reolv to his nl- league. FOR CALLAHAN PARDON. Appeal Now Being Made to Rtubbs Asking Ijcniency. Wichita, Kan., Feb. 18. John Cal lahan, under sentence to the Kansas penitentiary for blowing the safe of the Milan State bank, Is bringing pressure to bear to get a pardon from Governor Stubbs. He Is now In the Sedgwick county jail awaiting trial In the federal court here In March for conspiracy against the government and for receiving stolen postage .stamps. . While his appeal from the decision of the Sumner county district court was pending in the supreme court Cal lahan was arrested by United States authorities. He had been convicted of robbing the Milan bank and had been sentenced to a term in the peniten tiary of from five to ten years. The convicted man had given a $5,000 bond. Recently the supreme court handed down its decision In Callahan vs. Milan case which destroyed the last legal hope of the notorious head of "Calla han's dump." But Callahan didn't quit and for the past three months he has been prepar ing a brief of his case which recently he submitted to the governor. In this brief, which is written by Callahan and covers about three dozen pages, the convicted bank burglar as serts that he is a victim of popular prejudice. He claims that the evidence against him in the Milan case was not conclusive, that it did not show that he had ever been in Milan. Interested In obtaining a pardon for Callahan . are several women. One of these, who is said to have given her name as Mrs. Morse, presented the convicted man's plea to the governor. She claimed to be a "friend of a friend" of Callahan. More Rain Expected Tonight. With a precipitation of .01 of an inch of rain at 2 o'clock this after noon, the sky was still cloudy and weather bureau indications are that considerable more rain will fall before the sky is clear again. Unsettled weather Is forecasted for tonight and tomorrow with rain in the eastern por tion of the state. Hourly temperatures: - - 7 o'clock 50111 o'clock .....52 8 o'clock 5112 o'clock .....53 9 o'clock .... . 52 j 1 o'clock 54 10 o'clock 52 2 o'clock 54 Wind Twelve miles an hour from 1 the south.