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10 PAGES READS IT. EVERYBODY 10 PAGES NEEDS IT. LAST EDITION THURSDAY EVENING. TOPEKA, KANSAS, MARCH 2, 1911. THURSDAY EVENING. TWO CENTS. KICK OVERKETTLE Senate Upsets Houe Education al Institution Budget. Allows the Schools an Aggregate of 2,684,000. GOES TO CONFERENCE. Committee Will Try to Adjust the Difference. Avery State Highway Bill Passes the Senate. When the educational appropria tion bills were considered in the sen ate this morning, that body raised the appropriation allowed by the house. It la now up to a conference-committee to straighten out the breach be tween the allowances of the two branches of the legislature. In edu cational budgets considered this morning the senate allowed the Btate university, agricultural college, exper iment station and state normals an aggregate of more than $2,684,670. In several instances increases were made in the original bill. The appropriations were made a special order for this morning and went through the senate without de bate. Kansas University was allow ed $1,071,370; or $552,420 for 1912 and $518,950 for 1913. The State Agricultural college and Garden City experiment station was granted $895,700 for two years, or $431,500 for 1912 and $464,200 for the en suing year. The Emporia state nor mal, Pittsburg training school and Hayes normal receive an aggregate of $717,500, divided $401,000 for 1912 and $316,500 for 1913. The total ap propriation to the six educational in stitutions aggregates $2,684,570. Senator H W. Avery's state highway bill passed the senate this morning on third reading and is In a fair way to become a real law. In his bill the Clay county senator creates a highways commission composed of the board of regents of 'the state agricultural col lege and establishes a state highway fund. The commission also has tha power to name a state engineer, who shall furnish plans for all bridges and highways in the state. His salary is to fixed by members of the commis sion. It is proposed by the Clay Center man to raise a highways fund of $50, 000 from the licenses from automobile and motor car owners in the state, when the assessment was made in March, 1910, there were 10,000 automo biles In the state. This number would raise a fund under the Avery act of $50,000. Of this amount 75 per cent ta to be used in the individual county for road work. The remaining 25 per cent will go to the state highway fund. It is probable that thereare at the present time some 12,000 automobiles in Kan sas and this would raise the general fund an additional $10,000. i There was no opposition to the Avery measure and but two members Ben der and Fowler voted against the pas sage of the bill. The law, if passed, is to become operative July 1, this year. What looked like real trouble over the workmen's compensation act in the senate, was adjusted this morning when the two factions met and made concessions concerning the final ver biage of the bill. The compromise, though, will make some radical changes in the original form of the measure, but a compromise was effected in pref erence to an open fight on the floor of the upper house. Trouble started "Wednesday after noon when Senator Reed offered a substitute, which, if adopted, would bury the original bill for at least two years. His plan was to name seven commissioners to study the workings of the law in other states and report to the 1913 legislature. Hamilton and Ganse made strenuous objection to the (substitute and its consideration. Reed, however, served notice that he meant business and Brewster pushed through a motion to have the proposed docu ment printed. According to the Reed substitute, two members of the senate, two mem bers of the house, one person repre senting the railways, another the in terests of the employees and the labor commission to act as the seventh mem ber, were to consider the problem. This would disturb matters most seri ously and the friends of the bill de clared war. Under the terms of the agreement, the commission will be appointed to study the workings of the law both in Kansas and other states, but the com pensation act will pass the present ses sion of the legislature. The conferees were composed of Ganse, Hamilton, Brewster and Reed. The compromise will be incorporated in the original bill, but will in no way effect its oper ation, although the report of the com mission might cause wme radical changes in the 1913 session. - At a session of the public utilities conference committee today an agree ment was almost reached concerning the provisions of the new public utilities bill In which the two houses refused to concur. The bill has been decided ly improved and it is believed that both houses will accept the conference re port. The committees were so close tog-ether at noon that a report is ex pected at tonight's session. Section 25 of the senate bill, which was a bone of contention, has been ad- Justed to the complete satisfaction of the tactions. This section now provides that upon proper showing the state board shall be compelled to grant an Issuance of stocks and bonds by utili ties and public service corporations. Upon the petition of ten resident tax payers an appeal is permissible to the state board from the city commission. So appeal is granted from the decision of the state board, except mandamus proceedings in case the board refuses to grant the provisions of the act as relating to the protection and rights of .public service corporations. The section relating to qualifications or memDers or tne Doard. caused ennsin erable trouble when the bill was under discussion. i ne conterence commit to. fc-oned out this difficulty. One member oi me Doara is now required to be a practical business man, a second mem ber must be an engineering expert and versed in the affairs of public service corporations and common carriers. The third member shall be selected by the governor and the bill does not define his qualifications. The bill will be re adjusted and may be reported to the two branches of the legislature some time this afternoon. The third point of difference was in regard to control of local utilities. The house stood for home rule. The agree ment said to have been reached is to allow an appeal to the state commis sion when 12 taxpayers petition for it. The senate refused to concur in the house amendments to the senate reso lution relative to a time for final ad journment of the legislature. J. T. Reed, chairman of the committee on conferees, announced the appointment of Senators Brewster and Quincy as senate conferees. FIGHT IN HOUSE. McCormick Assaults Stone on Floor Today. Accused Him of Breaking Faith With Him. Just before the house convened this afternoon A. H. McCormick of Craw ford county and Robert Stone of Shaw nee had a personal encounter on the floor of the house. McCormick was the aggressor. He cursed Stone and at tacked him, striking at him several times with his fists. Mr. Stone kept his temper all through the fracas and made no apparent effort to strike back. Will Montgomery, secretary to the speaker, separated the combatants. The trouble started over the defeat of the Pittsburg normal divorce bill. Only a few members had assembled for the afternoon session when the war broke out. McCormick was sitting at his desk in the front row. Mr. Stone was standing in front of the desk, talking with the Crawford county man. McCormick was bitterly angry over tha defeat of the normal divorce MIL Stone was smiling and good humored. Stone joshed the Crawford county man about the defeat of his bill. Mc Cormick acc sed Stone of breaking faith with him. Stone had taken the floor and made a speech against the bill at the morning session. Stone de nied the, McCormick accusations. Then McCormick called him a liar. Stone still smiled and McCormick called him a liar. Still Stone smiled, and said, "I would not talk that way if I were you." Then McCormick struck the man from Shawnee In the face. Stone back ed away and tried to ward oft the blows. One blow landed above the eye. Then Stone seemed to get angry for the first time and stopped backing away. Will Montgomery stepped be tween the combatants at this Juncture1 and several members seized McCor mick. . Stone left the house chamber imme diately after the encounter. McCor mick kept his seat. When the house convened at 2 o'clock McCormick rose in his place and said: "During the noon recess an unfortu nate occurrence took place on the floor of this house in which two members lost their heads. I was one of them, and I wish to say I am sorry that th's affair should have taken place on the floor of this house and I wish to apologize to the house as a whole and the members." No action was taken in regard to the statement of the member from Craw ford. The encounter between Stone and Mc Cormick came as suddenly as lightning from a clear sky. No one was expect ing it and the men were struggling in the aisle in front of the press desk be fore a member could move to stop them. McCormick is an elderly man and not of robust physique, but the fires of his youth seem not to have abated. He had worked all session for the Potts normal divorce bill and took Its de feat this morning very much at heart. He was bitterly angry when Stone talk ed to him about the bill and the smile on the face of the man from Shawnee had much to do with McCormick losing his head. McCormick discribed the fight briefly as follows: "Mr. Stone and 1 had an agreement that if I would support him for speaker he would sup port the normal divorce bill. I de livered the goods and then today Stone spoke on the floor against my bill When I talked to him today he denied this agreement and I called him a liar. He returned the lie to me and I hit him." When Mr. Stone left the hall he went at once to rooms of the confer ence committees on the utilities bill. He is a member of the house commit tee. When he came out he talked readily to the State Journal repre sentative. Mr. Stone denies that there was an agreement between himself and McCormick over the speaker ship question and the normal divorce bill. He said: "As I walked down the aisle past Mr. McCormick's desk, I put my band on his shoulder in friendly fashion and said: 'I thought you had us licked this morning, Mac' He replied with heat: 'We would have whipped you if there had not been so many dirty liars on the floor of this house.' "I denied that there was an agree ment and he again called me a liar. Then he got up and struck me. I made no attempt to strike the old man back, merely tried to keep him away." Mr. Stone was still perfectly cool and calm and talked of the affair without rancour. He had a slight abrasion under his left eye hut bore no other visible marks of the en counter. Most of the many stories of the en counter agree as to the main facts stated above. Senator Porter of Pittsburg, author of the normal divorce bill, his pet measure this session, declared this afternoon he regretted the unfortu nate affair exceedingly and said fur ther that he had urged Mr. McCor mick to apologize to the Shawnee member. The senator said that he understood the bill had been beaten fairly in the house and that it did not become the Crawford delegation to fight over the defeat. They had fought a good fight and done their best. That was all they could do, he said. The normal divorce bill had passed the senate. The vote was very close in the house, 58 to 56 against the bill. Had Stone himself voted for the bill the vote on the measure would have resulted in a tie. CONTEST IN SIGHT Edward F. Dunne Claims He Was Legally Nominated In the Mayoralty Primary at Chicago Tuesday. HAKRISON HAS LEAD Of 1,556 Votes on Face of the Returns. Mistakes Alleged to Have Oc curred in the Connt. Chicago. March 2. Canvass of bal lots cast at Tuesday's primary will be begun today. Unofficial returns gave Carter H. Harrison a lead of 1,556 over Edward F. Dunne for the Democratic nomina tion for mayor, but Dunne's managers claim that mistakes have been discov ered in the police returns end that the official count will show Dunne has a plurality. Asked as to the reports that he would become an independent candidate if the official count of the votes Indicated the nomination of Mr. Harrison, as already shown by the police returns, Mr. Dunne said: "Not a word as to that. That is a bridge which will be crossed when we get to it, if we ever do. I claim that I was nominated at Tuesday's primary and I am confident the canvass of the vote will bear out my claim." The obtaining of the necessary sig natures for an independent candidate (7,700) wil be no small task, for the petition must be filed by Friday, March 10, and every signer must be a man who flid not vote at Tuesday's primary. SENATE NIGHT SESSION. Recess Was Taken at 1:35 O'clock This Slorning. Washington, March 2. Although the bill to create a permanent tariff board was kept before the senate from early last evening until 1:35 o'clock this morning, no vote was had o" it, nor any time fixed for voting. The opposition came entirely from Democratic senators, who protested they were not conducting a filibuster but needed time for a caucus to define their position on the measure. Senator Beveridge, who had charge of the bill, questioned the Democrats closely as to their fntentions and drew from them statement that they -could; .not prom ise but believed there would not be any attempt to obstruct a vote of they were permitted to go to their homes and get a night's rest. After Mr. Beveridge had said he was willing to accept the statements of the Democrats, he moved to adjourn. Mr. LaFollette (Wis.)- demanded a roll call on the motion. Practically all of Senator Bever idge's progressive colleagues voted against adjournment, but he received the support of the Democrats and the motion carried, 26 to 24. PRINTERS' STRIKE ENDS. Employees of the Hearst Papers in Cliicago Return to Work. Chicago, March 2. The Chicago Typographical union has declared off the strike of compositors on the Chi cago Examiner and Evening American. This action was taken by a unanimous vote in response to the order of the executive council of the International Typographical union. As the meeting was held late, some difficulty 'was experienced in getting the composing room force of the Examiner restored and organized in time for ef fective work. All Chicago papers resume normal size today. Lynch 's Statement. Washington. March 2. President Jas. Lynch, of the International Typo graphical union, who is in Washing ton, has given out a statement in which he says the strike of printers against the Hearst newspapers in Chi cago was unwise, illegal, and irrespec tive of the outcome, could not be other wise than disastrous to the cause of union labor. He added that when the newspapers. The International Typo graphical union understood the facts they would be unanimous in condemna tion of the Chicago demonstration against a publisher of eight union newsapers. The International ' Typo graphical union, he said, would stand for the protection and fulfillment of its contracts and that the members of the Chicago Typographical union would be the first to take this stand when the real conditions were understood by them. TO EMPTY THE JAIL. Freno Authorities Will Release 125 Workers of the World. Fresno, March 2. Legal steps were being taken today for the release of the 125 Industrial Workers of the World now in the county jail as the result of the fight waged by that or ganization for forensic privileges in Fresno's streets. Police Judge Briggs has signed releases for the men await ing trial and the convicted ones will be given their liberty on parole, with the district attorney and sheriff serv ing as a commission in their cases un der a state law. The first batch of pris oners probably will be freed late to day. They Still Go Marching On. Redding, March 2. Industrial Workers of the World, reduced to sev enty in number, left here today on their march toward Fresno. It was declared by several of the men that if peace had been made between the im prisoned workers and the authorities of Fresno the marchers probably would continue on to Los Angeleg and open a free speech propaganda in that city. Weather Indications. -Chicago, March '2. Forecast for Kan sas: Fair tonight and Friday; warmer tonight. OUT IN BAfJE FEET Population of 60 Tenements Bushes to Street When a Bomb 'Explodes in Fire Story House. THIRTY ARE INJURED. Every Window Fane Broken in Radius of 3 Blocks. Armed Man on Watch Failed to See Perpetrators. New Tork, March 2. With a roar which brought the population of 60 tenements to their feet and sent them scurrying in their bare feet to tha streets, a dynamite bomb exploded early today in the heart of the East Side Italian colony, blowing off the greater part of the front of a five story tenement at 307 East Forty-fifth street and breaking every window pane for a radina nf thmn mi,. Thirty persons were injured by falling ucuua or cut Dy broken glass. On the ground floor of the build ing is a groeerv stnre anH a oi.v.Q shop. The grocer and the barber live m me rear and both are accounted well to do by their neighbors. Both have received demands for money signed in the usual manner and ac companied during the past month by threats of death. The letters became so terrifying latelv that tVi piwor Via spent the nights in a chair near the aoorway or his store : with a loaded shot gun across his knees. He failed to see his visitors todav, however, when they passed his store in the early morning, and dropped a burlap covered dynamite bomb quiet ly through the grating beneath his store windows., He suspected noth ing until the explosion tore away the front of his store, threw him from his chair into the cellar and wrecked the barber shop adjoining. A policeman who was standing at a corner a block and a half away, was thrown down by the concussion. He quickly regained his feet and sent in a call for the reserves. When they reached the scene, they found frag ments of the burlap wrapping of the bomb and the tin scrap which had held the explosive. There was an explosion In the hall of the same building three months ago. FORCED TO CHOOSE. John Mitchell Retii-es From the Civls Federation. New Tork, March 2. John Mitch ell, formerly head of the United Mine Workers of America, and lately chairman of the trade agreement de partment of the National Civic Feder ation, has made public his resigna tion of his office and membership in the latter. It also was announced that President Seth Low, of the Civic fed eration, had accepted the resignation to take effect at the close of the pres ent month. Mr. Mitchell's severance of relations with the Civic federation follows the stand recently taken by the United Mine Workers of America in declar ing that any member of their organ ization accepting a position with the National Civic federation would there by forfeit membership in the uniou. With this choice placed before Mr. Mitchell, he decided to resign from the Civic federation. His letter of resignation, is dated February 15 and addressed to Mr. Low. It was in part: "At the recent international conven tion of the United Mine workers of America an amendment to the consti tution of that organization was adopt ed providing that any member of the United Mine Workers of America ac cepting a position as representative of the National Civic federation shall for feit his membership in the union. "It is needless to say that I regret the action of the miners' convention, not so much that it requires me to choose between the two organizations, as because of the unjust and gratu itous attack on the National Civic fed eration, which, in addition to its many other useful . public activities, has stood consistently as an advocate of righteous industrial peace." Mr. Mitchell then requests his re lease from the contract to serve as chairman of the trade agreement de partment of the National Civic fed eration, and also resigns as a member of the executive council and as a member of the federation itself. HE KILLS A PRINCESS. Italian Officer Strangles and Then Shoots Her. Rome, March 2. Princess Di Tri gona, a young and beautiful lady in waiting to Queen Helena, was mur dered today in a small hotel in this city by Lieutenant Patterno, an officer in the Italian cavalry. The causes of the murder and the details of the story that led up to l are thus far unknown or suppressed. The authorities,, however, state that the lieutenant strangled the princess and then shot her. The ladies in waiting to Queen Hel ena include Countess Giulia Trigona, who unquestionably is the woman murdered. This is the only lady in waiting of the name of Trigona. The gentlemen in waiting to the queen in clude Count Romuldo Trigona dei Princlpi Di Sant'eli. LAKE SHORE CUTS WAGES. Reduces Number of Employees . and Shortens the Hours. Toledo, O., March 2. A reduction of 10 per cent in wages and curtail ment of the number of employees and the working hours from ten to eight has been ordered for the locomotive department of the Lake Shore rail road in Toledo. The order which was effective this morning involves a pay roll approximating $19,500 a month. KILLED Jr HOUSE. Normal Divorce Bill Meets Un timely End. Tote on the Measure Is Exceed ingly Close. HAD A LIVELY FIGHT. Members Air Their Views on the Question. Had Received the Official 0. K. of Senate. The senate bill divorcing the Em poria and Pittsburg Normal schools was killed by the house this noon by the close vote of 58 to 56. The fight over the measure was short and sweet. The bill came up at 11 o'clock and died at noon. The rule restrict ing debate to three minutes kept the talkfest down, otherwise two days would have been required to discuss the bill. At least twenty members aired their views for and against the divorce. The friends of the Porter bill di vorcing the schools had most of the house leaders and debaters on their side but the house followed only its own sweet will when it came to vot ing. Davis of Kiowa, Keene of Bourbon, Brown of Kingman and Carney of Cloud all went to the aid of the Pitts burgers, while only Stone of Shawnee and Williams of Logan helped the Lyon county delegation. The bill had passed the senate and only needed the house O. K. to go through. A strange thing, about the debate was the fact that it centered on Patrick mry, the apostle of liberty. No one seemed to be able to explain why, but it was a fact that Pat was quoted from time to time as an oraclo on the management of normals and as an authority on conditions at Pitts burg, Kansas, and Emporia. Brown of Kingman brought Pat into the game and Cassin of Crawford and Meek of Nemaha saw to it that he stayed there. Pat's well known friendship for liberty was used as an argument by the Pitts burgers in their struggle for freedom from the bonds of Bill White's town. It developed in the debate that the Pittsburg argument was based on the fact that President Hill of the two in stitutions lived at Emporia and only came to Pittsburg once or twice a year to look after things. They felt that the school was big enough to be al lowed to take care of itself and was entitled to a president who would be on the ground all the time and in close touch with conditions. The opponents of the divorce arguoo that the Kansas normal system ranked at the head in the list of states of the Union and that it should not be tam pered with by the legislature and Its usefulness impaired. They were op posed to a change of any kind. The Keene bill providing for the consolidation of all the state educa tional institutions under one board was recommended for passage by the hou&e in committee of 'the whole this morn ing. The only important amendment made to the measure was that one in cluding tl.- schools for the deaf and dumb and for the blind with the in stitutions under the control of this new board. As passed the bill provides for the abolishment of the board of regents of the university, agricultural college, state normals and the school for the blind at Kansas City. Kan., and the school for the deaf and dumb at Olathe and places all these Institutions under the new board of control. Speaking for his bill, Mr. Keene said: "This measure provides for one board to control all the educational institu tions just as the charitable institutions are handled by the state board of con trol. All the members know what a fine success has been scored by the board of control. This bill provides for three managers in place of eighteen. It proposes a repetition of the board of control success. It places the educa tional institutions on a business basis. It is a platform promise." The measure passed without any op position at all. It provides for a board that shall have headquarters and of fices at Topeka and branch offices at each of the institutions. Not more than one member shall come from one congressional district nor more than ono shall be an alumnus of any any of the institutions concerned. Not more than two members shall come from one political party. The board shall have authority to elect a secretary, clerks and stenographers. The board's powers over the institutions are absolute. It fixes salaries of instructors, makes rules for students and controls the property. The members of the board must give bond of $25,000 each for faithful performance of their duties. The salary of the members shall be $10 per day for time actually employed on their duties. The secretary's salary is fixed by the board. The bill carries with it an appropriation of $35,000 for the carrying out of the purpose of the act. PILING IT EVIDENCE. Defense Is Introducing Much Testi mony In Moore WiU Case. The defense in the Osenberg case on trial in- the district court occupied an other day today introducing testimony calculated to disprove the alleged ex tent of Mrs. Osenberg's services to Mr. Moore and to raise the valuation on the properties which Mr. Moore deeded his housekeeper. Witnesses from the neighborhood in which Mr. Moore lived testified that thev had often seen the old man walking around, that his properties at 1300 East Sixth street and 510 and 512 Parkdale street, which he deeded Mrs. Osenberg, were worth $2,900. Others testified that the streets and lots in the vicinity were never flooded above shoe sole deep. The claimant's attorneys then produced a photoeranh of water two feet deep in the same locality. . J. G. Shore, a farmer who had rented a farm near Meriden from Mr. Moore for two different . five year periods, sal a tne oia man used to come out to the place' and walk all over It, declining to have a rig hitch ed up. Mrs. McKlbben, who was head nurse at the Keith hospital when Mr. Moore was there for a period of three months, testified that he had a special training school nurse to care for him, that Mrs. Smith, his sister, sat with him every day and that Mrs. Osenberg seldom visited him. NEW FRENCH CABINET. Two Radical Socialists Have Places in the Ministry. I'aris, March 2. With one or two over night changes the new French cabinet has been completed and was announced today as follows: Premier and minister of the interior Antoine Ernest E. Monis. Minister of foreign affairs Jean Cruppl. Minister of war Henri Maurice Ber teaux. Minister of marine Theophile Delie casse. Minister of finance Joseph Caillaux. Minister of public Instruction Jules Adolphe Theodore Steeg. Minister of public works Charles Dumont. Minister of agriculture Jules Pams. Minister of colonies Adolphe Mes simy. Minister of labor Paul Boncour. Minister of justice Antoine Perrier. Minister of commerce Louis F. A. P. Masse. The under secretaries are: Interior Emil Constant. . Justice and worship Louis Malvy. Posts and telegraphs Charles Chau met. Beaux arts Henri Dujargin-Reau-metz. Antoine Perrier is the only member of the new French cabinet whose name has not before appeared as a probable choice. He Is a senator and a radical republican. He was born in 1836. Jules Pams has been substituted sine, yesterday for M. Masse for the post of minister of agriculture. He was born In 1852 and has been in the sen ate in 1890. He is a lawyer and a radical republican. M. Masse, who becomes minister of commerce, is a member of the cham ber of deputies. He is a radical so cialist and is 40 years old. Louis Malvy, who has been named as under secretary of the ministry of justice and worship, is a radical socialist and was one of those who led the attack in the chamber of deputies on Premier Briand which resulted in the retire ment of the Briand ministry. PINCHOT SOUNDS ALARM Sees Impending Destruction of the national j?xresis. wochinotnn Mircti 2. Complete de struction of the national forests ac--.1 ; ,1 rr rt niffrtrrl Plnohnt. former chief forester and president of the Na tional uonservaiiun anaui.iaLnjii follow the passage of the agricultural appropriation- bill as amended by Sen ator Heyburn of Idaho, yesterday. The tuaa mgHp toriav to th. con vention of the National Wholesale Lumber- Dealers' association. ine am.nmaTit tr i'ViieVi Mr TMnehot ob jected provides that all land on which there is growing less man ,vuu icei m merchantable timber in contiguous .-, lac tVian flprpB fihflll Oll ccia . IWk ".uu ..... . - - be excluded from the national forests. Mr. Heyburn had tnis amendment adopted as a compromise after a still r-.i ctrincrpnt nne aimed at the for est service had been rejected. For years the laano senator nas Deeu a.u uuiinw v. i rf fh frret service, which he maintains is extravagent and abus ive with Its power. "This amendment," said Mr. Pinchot, in.fll otliirla frrim the national forests every tract on which trees have been or are being planted, every area wneic the mature timber has been harvested and young growth is coming, every stretch of reproduction, substantially .varv hfiHv nf trees less than 60 years old, (of which there are many millions of acres about to become commercially valuable) every mountain park, every n-otorohoH ghnve timber line, every burned over area coming back into bearing in ract every tract or every kind that is not covered with mature timber and many that are. Mr. Pinchot said he made the state ment with all seriousness and after considering the amendment and its scope. He said Senator Warren of Wy- onH Rpnrefspntative Scott of Kansas, were the principal conferees on the bill, ana urgeu umcsitm w the convention to bring - pressure at Wi'it n-n them to have the UUVjC W fcv-. " amendment in question eliminated. ELUSIVE LAND GRANT. Deeds Filed for Record on Property Whicn tan Jot lie rouna. El Paso, Tex.. March 2. "The La Prieta land grant, tor wmcn state of ficials searched a year ago, but with out success, has been revived. This time a deed has been rued tor record, an nouncing the sale of a one-fourth in terest in the "grant" to C- T. Gregory of New York, for $460,000. W. H. Yoa kum appears as the former owner of the interest. Similar deeds were filed last year and an exhaustive search was made through xexas ana Mexican rec ords in an effort to locate the supoos ed grant. However, no record could be found apd bulletins of warning were is sued by the Texas-land office. Stationery accompanying the deed Indicates that Gregory was general manager of the Texas & Grand Trunk railway with headquarters at Fort Worth, but the transfer gives his place of residence as New York. HO PEACE OVERTURES Emphatic Denial Is Made by the Mexican tiovernment. Washington, March 2. To make offl cial the denials already made that there have been negotiations between the Mexican government and the insurrec- tos looking to the establishment of peace, the Mexican embassy here to day made public a telegram Just re ceived from Enrique Creel, the Mexi can minister for foreign affairs.- The minister makes the most complete and unqualified denial of the report and in dicates that no person authorized by the Mexican government has been in communication with the rebels regard ing peace. '" - : - ALL DOUBT GONE. There Will Be an Extra Session of Congress. Date Probably Will Be Fixed for March 20. NO '.WAY OUT OF IT. Taft Is Determined to Ila?e Action on Beclprocity. New Body Expected to Make Short Work of It. Washington. March 2. The last ves tige of a doubt that there will be an ex traordinary session of congress called by President Taft to consider the Ca nadian reciprocity agreement- in the now practically certain event of the failure of that measure in the present congress, disappeared today when it be came known that Republican leaders had been called to the White House for a conference. - , ' "The die is cast," said one of th Republican senators after returning to the capitol. "Mr. Taft has decided there must be an extra session and that he ' will call it earlier than April 4." Democratic leaders wanted a month in which to get ready for a special ses- slon and President Taft was inclined to accede to their wishes. It became known today, however, that the Re publicans favored an earlier gathering if there was no way to avoid, coming back- Mr. Taft would be guided, it was said, by the wishes of the Republicans. It was announced a conference would be held on the subject probably Mon day to decide upon a date. March 20 was the date talked about today. There was a feeling of confidence among friends of the Canadian agree ment that the Democrat house would pass the bill within a week after the convening of the special session. It was suggested that Representative McCall's name would not be carried on the bill, but that some Democrat on the new committee on ways and means would claim the right to represent the meas ure and take charge of it on the floor. There was an impression also that the senate would not delay action for more than a month. ARE PLAYING POLITICS. Democrats and Republicans in Senate i Striving for Position. Washington, March 2. While they still deny that there is a filibuster in progress on the permanent tariff board bill, the Democrats in the senate this afternoon made it clear they would continue their fight against the meas ure for an indefinite period. Senators Simmons of North Carolina and Shively of Indiana - became en gaged in a colloquy with Senator Smoot of Utah. The Republicans ap parently have determined to let all ap propriation bills wait until action Is had upon the tariff board bill. The Democrats said they wanted to bring that fact conclusively to the front. Mr. Smoot admitted there was an under standing whereby the tariff board bill would not be displaced as the "unfin ished business" before the senate. Senator Smith of South Carolina spoke for more than an hour against the tariff board. Senator Shively fol lowed him and there w?re other Dem ocratic senators apparently ready to take the floor. With evident belief that the propo sition would be rejected some of the Democrat senators in private proposed to the Republicans who were pressing for a vote that the Canadian reciproc ity agreement be accepted as a rider. The minority said that then they would consent to a vote on the measure dur ing the day. As expected tne KepuDiicans wouia not agree to this suggestion. Then the Democrats proposed to enter into a joint agreement for a vote at 2 o'clock on the tariff ' board bill and a vote at 3 o'clock on Cana dian reciprocity. The Republicans would not consent to this proposal. Partisan feeling was manifested to a more marked degree than at any time in the present session. Everybody ap preciated that the complicated situa tion made certain the calling of an extra session. Privately the Demo crats confessed that they were en gaged In a filibuster -which they plan ned to keep up until the Republicans were forced to lay aside the unfinish ed business or abandon appropriation bills. "We have the Republicans right where we want them," said Senator Overman of North Carolina, who with Senator Stone of Missouri, largely was responsible for precipitating th situation. "They have brought about the tan gle by a motion of their own. It ' not fair to ask us to get them out of the trouble." The best opinion among Republi cans was that the tariff board measure would be kept, before the senate long enough to demonstrate that the Demo crats would not permit it to come to a vote and that appropriation bills then would be taken up. THE WEATHER IS PLEASANT. Mercury Nearly Touches 50 Mark This t Afternoon. Today has been the warmest day for two weeks and ' Sunny Flora, the weather man, promises that tomorrow will be Just as warm if not warmer. The temperature has been rising stead ily ever since 7 o'clock this morning and at 2 o'clock this afternoon it was at 49 degrees above zero with promises for more. The wind Is blowing from the south a good sign at the rate of 12 miles an hour. Tonight the thermometer will not go below freezing if all signs work out and tomorrow will be another real spring day. Temperatures lor ins uay; 7 o'clock v 11 o'clock 41 8. o'clock i-ai 9 o'clock 3 10 o'clock...; 39 12 o'clock.... ....43 1 o'clock 45 2 -o'clock.. -.- 49 Colonel J. D. McClnre Dead. Peoria, 111., March 2. Col. John D. McClure. pioneer resident capitalist, died this morning after a long illness.