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r EVERYBODY 20 PAGES EVERYBODY 20 PAGES READ IT. NEEDS IT. v LAS1 EDITION. SATURDAY EVENING. TOPEKA, KANSAS, DECEMBER 2, 3911. SATURDAY EVENING. FIVE CENTS 6UILTY-BLEWUP THE TIMES James McNamara Confesses to! Murder of Haggerty. John Says He Blew Dp Llewelyn Iron Works. TO PRISON FOR LIFE. Will Be the Sentence of the Murderer. yHJs Brother Will Probably Be m ns -i i vr .... The startling story of the confession of the McNamara brothers to blowing up the Los Angeles Times building was covered by the State Journal In a two colmun story in the postscript edition issued at 6 o'clock last evening. It cre ated a sensation and the street sale was large both at the news stands and by newsboys. The story also appeared in all the night mail editions of the State Journal and was complete in every de tail connected with the destruction by dynamiting of the great newspaper building in Los Angeles and the killing of 21 men. From Friday's 6 o'clock Postcrlpt Kdition Los Angeles, Dec. 1. James B. Mc Nam ira pleaded guilty this afternoon to murder in the first degree in con nection with the death of Charles J. Haggerty a victim of the Los Angeles Times explosion and fire. His brother, John J. McNamara, jointly indicted with him pleaded guilty to dynamiting the Lewellyn Iron works. 'I"hey will be sentenced next Tuesday, December 5. James B. McXamara probably will get life imprisonment. John J. Mc- amarr, it is rumored will get 14 years, ach pleaded guilty on the charge for hich he was extradited from India napolis. Xo Other Way. Within fifteen minutes after court opened this afternoon one of the greatest criminal trials of modern times had ended so abruptly that many officials who supposed they were in the heart of the case did not know it was gomg to happen. The prisoners were taken back to jail, Judge Walter Bordwell retired to his chambers and opposing counsel went to their rooms. "The McXamaras have pleaded guilty because they are guilty," was District Attorney John D. Frederick's rrisp comment. "If I'd have seen any way out of it we would not have done it," said Attorney Darrow, after court adjourned. "We've had it under con sideration since a week ago Monday." Attorney Darrow stood around the room alter coun aujuuiueu dim men rowdert around him. "We have been working on this for wo weeKS anu il uccu tntr Kicai- c-st strain oi my me. xne j. niieu Building was blown up by James B. McXamara with nitroglycerine to be sure, but the bomb touched off the gas and gas really did it." Gas Really Did It. "Did you have to wrestle hard with tn McXamaras to get that admis sion?" he was asked. "Somewhat but the facts have been overwhelming. Every loop hole was gathered in by the state. As far as I am concerned I felt that sooner or iater it had to come. Things were happening in which bis, people were intr rested. The movement was im pelling. They wanted the matter clear ed up and feared further bloodshed unless we obliterated the incident from Los Angeles at once. Of course, I feel that I have helped the McXamaras by getting them to plead guilty insofar as they will not be sentenced to death. Life imprisonment will be meted out to James B. and John J. will get off with a slight sentence. District Attorney Fredericks inti mated that he would recommend life Imprisonment for James B. and that John J. probably would have to serve a short term. The matter was prac tically arranged early to." ay by agree ment between counsel. "Do you think union labor will suffer?" asked a reporter of Darrow. Just an Inc ident. "Oh, no. its just an incident in the evolution of things. Because one does wrong does it mean an tne otners are wrong. As a matter oi ract Jim ais kiimara did not mean to kill anybody. They have told me the whole story and it is substantially as it has been told in the press except I reiterate that there was really no criminal intent. It was meant as a scare to the Times and I doubt whether there wae enough ex plosive to really do the damage that was done but of course gas helped. Yet the crime is the same no matter what the intent.' "Why did not you wait until after Tuesday's election?" Darrow was asked. ."Don't you know this will hurt Job Harrlman's chance to be elected mayor?" "I know but we could not take any chances. Maybe the state would have backed out of their agreement. Lives were at stake ;.nd I think we saved them." How It Was Done. "It was evidence gathered by the State of California that brought about this plea," Darrow- said when asked what means he believed to have beeen most effective. "That vis evidence." he added em phatlzing the "was," Attorney Joseph Scott of the defense told of the long argumentative sessions with James B. McNamara In which counsel urged him to plead guilty. Plea Is Withdrawn. I'll plead guilty all right," he finally cNamara) out or it. We can't do that," he was told. "It s both or neither. May be you will be hanged Maybe I will." said James B.. chew ing gum. "it won t look nice and it won't feel nice," said an attorney sharply. "I don't mind hanging for the prin ciple Involved," said the man stub- N Ilfifwll -,. Wlllfftm -T Rnra. IVTirt j " . - . . - .. .... ... v. , .... - not ana Arrested the McAamaras. bonrnly and many hours were spent convincing him that he best could serve his brother by allowing him to plead guilty to the wrecking of the Lewellyn Iron works. The indictment against Ortie McKanigal in connection with J. J. McXamara in the case of the Lewellyn Iron works is still pending. Few Knew It. So far as has been learned less than a dozen men knew when court opened what was going to happen. Judge Bordwell did not betray his information but chatted with report ers about the possibility of night ses sions. The jury was discharged at 3:10 p. m. "The case." said Judge Bordwell, ad dressing them "which you were called to try has come suddenly to an end." "The defendant has pleaded guilty, so your valuable services will not be required." Beginning of the End. John J. McXamara entered court this afternoon unhandcuffed and took a seat a few feet away from his brother. Attorney- Jos. Scott sat with his arms around the prisoner. John J. was smil ing and chewing gum. District Attorney Fredricks reached the court room promptly at 1 o'clock, follow ed a few minutes later by C. Darrow, chief counsel to the defense. James B. McXamara, the prisoner en tered Into whispered consultation with counsel. As the district attorney came down the tisle he smiled at the newspaper men. "Better get busy," he said, "its the last shot." "You mean the trial will end now?" Attorney Davis of the defense began: After long consideration, your honor, we have concluded to withdraw the plea of not guilty against James B. and would like to have John. J. tried. District Attorney Fredricks arose and the prisoner did likewise. "You have been arraigned, Mr. James B. McXamara, said Frederick," and have heretofore entered a plea of not guilty. Do you answer guilty?" "Yes," answed James B. "Do you wish now to plead against this Indictment charging you with mur der?" "Yes." "Guilty or not guilty." "GUILTY." "Does the court now take up the other case against John J.?" "Yes," replied the court. "Now take up the other case against John J.?" "Yes." replied the court. The date for John J. McXamara's trial was placed at December 5 and District Attorney Fredericks asked John J. to plead guilty. He did not plead with reference to the indictment against him in connection with the Los Angeles Times explosion, but pleaded guilty to the indictment charging him with the explosion of the Lewellyn Iron works. Under Heavy Guard. Los Angeles, Dec. 2. The McXa mara brothers passed the night with heavy guard at their cell door. Five armed men were stationed near them as they slept. An extra force patrolled the street outside the jail and no one was permitted to loiter in the vi cinity. Fight Has Only Begnn. Xew York, Dec. 2. "The fight has on'y just begun. This is only the first chapter. What we want to find out now is who were the men behind the McXamaras, and this we propose to di:." This statement was made by Waiter Drew, chief counsel for the Xational Erectors' association, which employed William J. Burns and his detectives to investigate the Los Angeles dyna miting case. Father Has Been in Prison. Columbus. O., Dec. 2. John McXa mara, father of the McXamara brothers, was in Columbus until last spring. He worked on a. farm near Sheboygan, Mich., last summer and went to Chicago several weeks ago. The elder McXamara served a term in the Ohio penitentiary for mistreating his daughter. He has not lived with his family for many years and has had nothing to do with his two sons since he was sent to prison. She Is Done With McManigle. Chicago. Dec. 2. "I'm done with Ortie E. McManigle forever, or I will be when the court grants me my divorce." said Mrs. Ortie McManigle. wife of the man who confessed to blowing up the Llew ellyn Iron works at Los Angeles, at her home here last night. "My suit was filed a month ago. "He is nothing to me any more. The shock of his admission to such a crime was almost more than I could stand at the time, for I was ill in bed, but my health has been restored and everything is turning out well for me. "I have not heard from my husband since I filed my application for divorce and I do not care whether I ever hear from him again. "That the McXamaras have confessed is o':' small moment to me. My husband wouldn't have confessed to anything like that if it hadn't been pretty nearly so. "I have no sympathy for any of (Continued on Page Twelve. i long drawn out Negotiations for Ending the l awsnf tlipMAiiniiiras ases Ol l lie .HI Hindi as , Have Been Going on Ever Since Last July. FREDERICKS WAS FIRM Until Pressure of Business In terests Became Too Great. Then He Made His Own Terms Which Were Accepted. Los Angeles, Dec. 2. District Attor- j ney John D. Fredericks gave today a . full account of the negotiations lead ing up to the pleas of guilty entered ; esterday in the McXamara trial. He declared that in making the agreement whereby James L McXamara pleaded guilty to murder and John J. McJa- mara pleaded guilty to dynamiting the Llewellyn Iron works, counsel for the statements purporting to have come defense came to his terms and that from the McXamaras have been cut outside influences did not prevail upon rent counsel announced today that the him. i brothers had not been interviewed at'i r nf .ioj n y, a r.nmm.initv :' since they left the court room vester- he said had been put up against him day and would not be until after sen with pleas that in the interest of peace 'e was Pronounced on Tuesday next, and soeietv .Tames R McXamara be The ofnce of District Attorney Fred- allowed to plead guilty and the case against his brother John be dropped. These pleas, he said, he still steadfastly rejected. "I told them I was not running so ciety," he said. "Some of the men, after talking it over, expressed their j willingness to let me handle the mat- ! ter in my own way." Offer Made In Jidy. Fredericks declared that since July - he had had an offer from the defense to let James B. McXamara plead guilty j spring. to save John J. McXamara. 14 was saii today on good authority "A month ago Darrow and I were ' that John J. McXamara probably would talking in court half seriously about tender ns resignation as secretary of it. The court stopped proceedings, so i thl International Association of Bridge we quit," he said. "That afternoon i and Structural Iron Workers immedi Darrow came to see me and made I atel" aftei sentence is pronounced upon virtually the same offer and I refused to accept it. " 'II you ever change your mind, let me know,' Darrow said, as he left. " 'I never will,' I replied. Then. Darrow and Lincoln Stefens got to gether and Steffens went down town to get men to cometo me to urge mey on a vigorous defense was one ro agree to uarrow s proposal. rne matter was put to me, but I refused conclusion, according to one ot the at to consider it and they did not urge , torneys me. Two days later some of them Bad for Harriman. gave me a typewritten statement and t.. it1r. f tv, m-tsjio.,, ,oce it was practically the same thing. It was at this juncture District At- torney Fredericks says, he told them he was not running society. he continued t "oi, x Z-ZZ to lie down. others also of the same crowd if they thought I'd made a mistake and they told me they thought the case was perfectly safe in my hands. Mean while I had talks with Darrow and Davis and stood pat that both men must plead guilty. The matter of pun ishment did not interest me, but I knew and counsel for the defense knew that if J. J. McNamara wanted to save the life of his brother he could help by coming through. "On Wednesday night the citizens had another meeting. I knew all along that the proposals were Dar row's and I knew that I had the goods. Thursday one of them called me up and said some of them might come to see me. " Tf you have any influence with them tell them to run along and 'tend to their own business,' I said, and they did not come. Darrow and Davis came again and said they could not get the joint confession. I told them that in that case I'd go ahead with the trial and that I'd rather proceed with it anyhow. "Finally they said they would take "PASSING THE BUCK" TO THE DEMOCRATS, By John T. McCutcheon my terms and both men pleaded guilty. That is the history of the negotiations." Attorney Davis, who was in the cor- j ridor of the disirict attorney's office, declined to comment on Fredericks's I statement. As to Bert H. Franklin, , the defense investigator, arrested on a charge of bribery, Fredericks said j that the termination of this case I might make readjustment in counsel j and said ne thought perhaps former! for the defense might drop out and be replaced by Davis. "If they ask a continuance Monday, they shall have it," he said. He said he had not determined whether to ! recommend clemency for the McXa- j maras, but declared it depended on ! whether James McXamara would make a complete statement of the af I fai- to the world. This statement, he I said, might be given out the day of : sentence, which is next Tuesday. ' A.-ked if it were true that the state had obtained from prosecuting wit i nesses money supposed to have been j given them in quantities, that the j total practically equalled the amount i of the rewards offered by the city, I state and county, in all about $50,000, ; Mr. Fredericks said it was "more or I less true." THEY HAVE NOT TALKED. McXamaras Will Make Xo Statement I Until Sentence Is Passed. Los Angeles. Dec. 2. Though many ericks and the corridors leading to it in the hall of records were crowded with people waiting to see him. He ar rived late and first received Lecom pete Davis, one of counsel for the de fense. Davis declined to discuss the nature of his visit but it is supposed he asked concerning the state's atti tude toward pressing the Franklin bribery charges. Attorney Darrow will take a few months' rest at his country home here and will return to Chicago in the "n uratiay. With regard to the disposition of unused funds for the McNamara de fense, little could be learned today. A large part of the $190,000 in the fund is said to have been spent in prepar ing the case. A shortage of funds to L"e 'muus mai ieu w us umtn , to the Iocal prosent situation came in! for a bi share of discussion today. I rm afrai(J it means the defeat of Job Harrimn.n th siaiit ,i" declared Attorney Darrow today, "but I will not hurt the Socialist movement! time. I'm sorry for Job Harriman. "The incident happened at an un fortunate time for him, but if he had waited until later perhaps the arrange ment could not have been effected and livct might have been lost." In Socialist circles leaders were not ready to admit that the confession of the McXamaras had reduced the chances of Harriman, who also was an associate counsel for the two brothers. They declare they felt the blow, but were prepared to pursue the fight to its end on Tuesday next and entertained the hope that the peo ple would not associate Harriman with the McNamara affair inasmuch as he has not been active in it since he became the single opponent of Mayor George Alexander for re-election. The Los Angeles Reord, an aft ernoon paper which has been sup porting the Socialist candidate, is sued extras today with headlines an nouncing that "politics figured in the McNamara case" and that yesterday's episode was "framed to defeat Harri man." 1 f Copyright: 1911 Hv John T. MoCutcheon.l TO WAKE UP MEN! Men and Religion Campaign to Start Dec. 10. Attendance of 1,000 Expected From Northeastern Kansas, ROBINS WILL SPEAK. Man Who Struck It Rich in Alaska to Talk. President of Boy Scouts Will Be Here. Also One thousand men from the north eastern portion of Kansas are expected to come to the capital city to attend the Men and Religion eight-day cam paign meetings, the first of which will j take place a week from tomorrow in the Auditorium, when Raymond Rob ins of Chicago, who has won national recognition as an authority in matters pertaining to social settlement work, wrill be the speaker. Raymond Rohins of Chicago. Who Will Speak at Auditorium, Dec. 10. There will be eight "experts" in re ligion here and they will hold insti tutes in churches of the city, and each man who is interested tn the move ment wilil attend the institute where the particular phase of work that he is most interested in will be discussed, the idea being to make every man an "expert" along some special line. The convention dates are December 10-1S. Give Every Man a Task. One may ask the object of this re ligious zeal. It is to give ever' man in the church a task, and to' uplift humanity in general and especially the masculine portion of it. "It is a simple recognition of the fact that conditions that maintain today mnst not be tolerated," was the state ment of Roy B. Guild, general secre tary of the movement, and a brother of George A. Guild of this city. "It is a part of the general inrest manifested in all social and political circles. It sees tl evil and is disturb ed by it; it r the remedy and is aroused tc Ion. "The t ,e dynamic for social and po litical improvement is the spiritual force, active or latent, in every man; that force which prompts and can help every man to make the most of himself. This movement deals primanily with this force. Therefore, in a single sen tence we can say that this is an effort to so relate every man to the life of Jesus Christ that, so far as he is con s4 !SS1!SSSS''- cerned, a better condition already ex ists, and so far as he touches otheis, he will help them in the upward trend. "it does not deal In beautiful generali ties, but is most specific in saying that complete manhood will be the result of a man's accepting all that Christ of fers him, and of his giving all that he has to others. Impression and expres sion are the two keywords." Dr. Lovclaiid Will Speak. The local workers among tne churches will get together for the last time be fore the campaign tomorrow afternoon in Gemmell hall of the Central Y. M. C. A. There will be five group meetings at 2:30 o'clock and subsequently Dr. F. L Loveland will give an address. "No effort will be spared," said Sec retary E. C. Brownell. of the Y. M. C. A. today, "to fill the Auditorium with men Sunday, December 10, to hear Raymond Robins. There will be a band concert also as an attraction at the meeting and the great organ will be used. The speaker, Mr. Robins, is one of the most forceful and picturesque figures in the religious and civic life in America. As a lad he was possessed with an independence and industrial freedom of action which later he has preached from one end of the continent to the other. "In Alaska he struck it rich, and is now giving all of his time and energy as well as his money for the better- j merit for his fellow men." tne leaaer ot tne team 01 experts, eight in number, is Dr. Clarence A. Barbour of New York, who was for 18 years the pastor of the largest Bap tist church in the city of Buffalo. Dr. Barbour is a 33 degree Mason and for nine years was the chaplain of the Grand lodge of the state of Xew York. Yutka Minakuchi, a native mission ary from Japan, is a graduate of Yale. William A. Brown, of the International Sunday school department, will present Bible study. Boy Scout President Here. The man who will attract as much attention as anyone else will be John L. Alexander, president of the Boy Scouts of America and author of the National Boy Scout Manual. David Russell of South Africa is said by many to be as strong a man as Fred B. Smith, the national iimpaign lead er. He will be here. The Rev. John M. Dean of Seattle is an exceptionally strong man, and James R. Smifh (Railroad Jim) of St. Louis needs no introduction. The territorial and auxiliary town committee of the local "committee of 100," with W. W. Mills and D. O. Coe as chairmen, has done a large amount of work in 35 counties in the north eastern portion of the state, and from which 1,000' delegates are expected to attend the convention in Topeka. In the tow;ns visited in these coun ties 180 meetings have been held, and 1,500 committeemen appointed. The institutes will be the main fea ture of the campaign and. they will be held each day at 4:30 o'clock at the Commercial club, the Y. M. C. A., the Y. W. C. A. and the First Baptist church. Platform meetings will be held each night in four sections of the city. THEY LAND AT BOMBAY King George and Queen Mary Are Given Gorgeous Reception. Bombay, Dec. 2. "King Emperor" George and "Queen Empress" Mary as they are officially styled since their ar rival in India, landed at 4 o'clock today from the steamer Medina. They were met by the governor of Bombay and a large gathering of high officials of the civil and military service. They at once proceeded to a huge amphitheater which had been erected opposite the landing stage and which was filled to its ut most capacity with many thousands who, had come to welcome their majes ties. The handsome levee dress of the offi cials and cf the uniforms of the naval and military officers together with the bright toilets of the women only served to emphasize the goreous hues of the ceremonial attire of the Indian chief tains. BeTiind these were massed an im mense throng composed of Hindus, Mo mammedans, Parsees and Arabs, all attired in richly colored festival cos tumes. Addresses of welcome were presented by the municipality and other bodies to which his majesty replied. NEARSTXPERT STAGE. Scientists to Be Called Soon in the Hyde Case. Kansas City, Dec. 2. Attorneys for the defense' in the trial of Dr. B. Clark Hyde, indicted on a charge of murdering Col. Thomas H. Swope, were In a cheer ful frame of mind when they entered court today. The reason for their Joy was the barring from this trial of all tes timony relating to the illness of Miss Margaret Swope. Evidence regarding her illness was believed to have hurt the ac cused physician's case at the first hear ing. He was accused of poisoning her and infecting her with typhoid germs. Cross-examination of Mrs. J. K. Bau mann, a nurse, was resumed by Attorney Walsh, for the defense, today. Her chief testimony was regarding the illness of Chrisman Swope. Although Prosecutor Conkllng will not state his plans, It is said the scientists in the state's employ will be called to testify early next week. Dr. Ludwig Hektoerr of Chicago, a state's witness. Is here. Another Pleasant Day. This is another fine day, and the prospects according to the government weather prophet are for continued fair weather tomorrow. The temperature is 11 degrees above normal. The wind is blowing 12 miles an hour from the southwest. Following are the hourly readings: 7 o'clock 32 I 11 o'clock 53 8 o'clock 34 I 12 o'clock 57 9 o'clock 36 I 1 o'clock 60 10 o'clock 44 i 2 o'clock 61 More Money for the Maine. New York, Dec. 2. A recommenda tion for an additional appropriation of )250.000 to complete the work of raising the battleship Maine from the mud of Havana harbor . was agreed upon by the members of the appro priations committee of the house after their inspection of the wreck in Ha vana harbor recently. Goes to Commission Form. Oshkosh. Wis.. Dee. 2. This city has voted for the commission form of government by a majority of 2,000. Weather Forecast. Chicago, Dec. 2. Forecast for Kan sas: Fair tonight and Sunday. Not much change in temperature. WHITE FLAG UP. The Chinese Rebels Take Posses sion of Nanking After a Parley With the Gov ernment Forces. SPARE THEIK LIVES. Only Condition Made by the Im perial Troops. Stray Shots Hil the I . 8. Moni tor Monterey. Nanking, Dec. 2. The revolution ary forces took possession of the city today after a parley with the Imperial government forces, who wer In occu pation. At midday the white flag was displayed on Lion fort, inside the walls to the northwest, Indicating that the gunners had joined the revolu tion. General Li Yuen-Heng, the revolu tionary leader who had captured Tiger fort a few days ago, occupied Shai-Kwan. a town on the banks of the river outside the city of Nanking. Thereupon the warships under the command of Admiral Sah, which had hitherto lain two miles down the river, cautiously approached and took a po sition under the guns of Lion lilll fort. General Lin. second in com mand of the revolutionary forces, took the Taiping gate and then ar ranged the terms of capitulation of the city. Later on the revolutionary troops entered and took possession of the telegraph office. White flags be gan to appear everywhere and no fighting took place when the revolu tionaries entered the streets. Lieutenant General Fng-Kwo-Chang is reported to have escaped. Other reports say he surrendered with at his troops on condition that their lives be spared. Owing to the great distances and the lack of communication, details are very difficult to obtain, but there Is reason to believe the revolutionaries will exercise moderation and there will be no killing. Reliable revolutionary reports say Pu-Know, across the river from Nan king, is surrounded by rebel troops. It is occupied by 1,500 Imperial sol diers. Shots Hit the Monterey. Amoy. Dec. 2. Clan righting contin ues in the northwestern quarter of th city. Shots occasionally strike the Uni ted States coast defense monitor Mon terey. Several irresponsible bands of men representing themselves to be rev olutionaries are traversing the country and blackmailing the inhabitants of the villages. A band of 300 ruffians armed with nondescript weapons have demanded enrollment at Amoy but the revolution- 1 ary leaders have refused to accept them and the men are now threatening to cause trouble. THE WEATHER RECORD The following are observation of the United States weather bureau for the 24 ho'irs ending at 7 o'clock this morn ing: Stations. High. Low. Main Amarilla, Tex 5i 30 0 Boise, Idaho 2K O Boston, Mass 46 36 0 liuffalo. N. Y 40 34 .OH Calgary. Alb 50 28 o Charleston. S. C 68 3S Chicago. Ill 40 30 0 Concordia, Kan 30 o Corpus Christl, Tex. ..60 4 Denver, Col 46 H Des Moines, la 48 26 0 Dodge City. Kan 58 0 0 Duluth. Minn 32 1 0 Purago, Col 48 11 I Kdmonton, Alb 28 0 Fort Worth. Tex 68 ' 3L' 0 Galveston. Tex SO 44 Helena. Mont 46 28 Jacksonville. Fla, 56 38 0 Karnloops, B. C 4 L8 0 Kansas City, Mo 62 36 0 Little Kock. Ark 62 40 Louisville. Ky 46 3- 6 Modena. Utah 48 10 0 New Orleans La 68 4L' New York, N. Y 42 3J 0 North Platte. Neb 54 21 0 Oklahoma City. Okla... 6 36 0 Omaha, Neb 62 Phoenix, Ariz 76 4o Pittsburg, Pa 42 .12 Portland. Ore 48 32 Prince Albert Sas 18 14 Rapid City. S. D 52 34 ft joswell, N. M 0 jo o St. Joseph, Mo 52 30 St. Louis. Mo 60 34 0 St. Paul, Minn 34 12 0 Salt Lake. Utah 40 22 0 San Diego. Cal. ...76 56 ft San Francisco, Cal. ... 64 So Seattle Wash 50 4 Sheridan. Wyo 48 28 ft Swift Current Assin 36 22 Tampa, Fla 66 42 0 Toledo, Ohio 38 34 .04 Topeka. Kan 66 32 Washington, D. C 48 34 Wichita. Kan 56 36 fl Wllllston, N. D 30 26 .01 Winnemucca. Nev 54 Winnipeg, Man 30 6 T. B. JENNINGS. Section Director. DRUG CONFERENCE OPENS Discussion Will Cover Opium, Mor phine and Cocaine. The Hague, Dec. 1. The interna tional opium r -ference opened here today v.-ith a good attendance of dele gates from the twelve nations which are participating. The foreign minis ter of The Netherlands, Jonkheed Re neke de Marees Swinderen, delivered a speech of welcome, in which he feli citated the "great American republic" on initiating the conference, and also the delegates present on the program which they had drawn up. which la based on a resolution passed during; the opium conference at Shansbai In 1909. In accordance with the desire of Great Britain, added the foreign min ister, the deliberations would cover the questions of morphine and cocaine as well as of opium. He hoped the re sults of the discussion would be great ly to the benefit of humanity.