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Turkish Fortress Surrenders to
the Servian Army.
fifty Thousand Turkish Sol
diers Lay Down Their Arms.
FIERCE BATTLE IS RAGING
Almost in Sight of the Turk
The United States Lands Ma
rines at Constantinople.
Belgrade, Nov. 18. The Turkish
fortress of Monastir surrendered this
afternoon to the Servian troops. Fifty
thousand Turkish soldiers and three
generals laid down their arms.
London, Nov. 13. Djavid Pasha, the
commander of the Turkish troops at
Arnn.-isrir. inflicted a defeat on tne
and of their men were kinea or
.unded during a sortie from tne
ortress on Saturday, according to an
other special dispatch.
issfs Are Heavy.
-;r-cost Bulgaria enoV-
. ,,;., 1
mous sacrifices, accorums iu h---..
disnatch from Sofia. It appears
t: fizhtinsr which followed last Sun
day's sortie bv the Turkish garrision
was of a most sanguinary character.
Several thousand soldiers of the armies
were '-Hied or wounded.
Battle Still Rases.
Constantinople, Nov. 18. No firing
was audible this morning from the
di -ctioi. of the Tchalja lines. It is
thought probable, however, that the
gre ... battle begun yesterday continues
but that th.e direction of the wind pre
vents the roar of the cannon being
Detachments of bluejackets and ma
les were landed from the warships
of the international squadron early to
day. They occupied the foreign em
b isies, consulates and postoffices, the
banks, the hospitals and the schools of
the respective colonies.
Broach Is Widening.
Vienna. Nov. 18. The Austro-Servian
situation has been rendered much more
serious by the tone of the Servian press
In its denunciation of Austria. This
has been added to by t. reported bad
treatment meted out by the Servians to
the Austrian consuls in Albanian towns
who assert that they were prevented
from leaving their posts for fear that
they might disclose the ill-treatment of
the Albanian inhabitants by the Serv
Public opinion here tends more and
more to demand that the situation shall
be definitely cle red up.
SnI'" Sends Congratulations.
Constantinople, Nov. 18. The sultan
today telegraphed his felicitations to
the Turkish army at Tchatalja for yes
terday's success jver the Bulgarians.
He congratulated Nazim Pasha, the
commander-in-chief, whom he request
ed to give his salutations to the troops.
The commander-in-chief replied to the
sultan that his message had been a
source of great encouragement to the
soldiers, and that the army had offered
prayers for his majesty.
Mrs. Russell Sage has sent a donation
to $5,000 through Dr. Mary Mills Pat
rick, president of the American College
for Girls, at Scutiari, for the relief of
the Turkish wounded.
Rattle of Monastir.
Belgrade, Nov. 18. A fierce fight for
Monastir contir tes between the allied
Servians and Greeks and the Turkish
garrison. The defenders of the city
knowing that their line of communica
tion with Ochrida, on which they would
naturally retreat in case of defeat, has
been cut. are fighting desperately
The losses of the Servians have been
heavy. During the first day's battle
-o0 wern killed or wounded. The coun
try aroud the fortress is a morass and
the attackers are frequently up to their
" 'T.- 1 J"ua- sP'te of the
Acuities, however, the Servians
ceeaen m a series of ni,i.t
carrying f-e two important heights of
Ublaknvo and Kochista. 3.600 feet high
Bulgarians Are Checked.
London. Nov. 18. The first Bul
f r':'n "ttack on the Turkish line of
fortifications defending Constantinople
at Tchalja has failed, though the
whole of the Bulgarian army was In-
available man was
moved to the
iront Irom the Rut.
investing AdrianoDle. I
troopl Were reliev,ed fay Servian
tiiiTh: ful"ar1ans with all their ar-
T-J.V; . lIle,r advance on the
Tchatalja fortifications on Saturday
and continued the bombardment of
the works throughout Sunday Thev
however, found the Turkish positions
so strong that they could make no
impression on them, and for the mo-
"n "up.16"1 aU6mPt b"en
V CT F SAM LANDS MARINES.
For the Protection of American Resi
dents of Constantinople.
Constantinople, Xov. IS. The United
plates stntionship Scorpion has sent a
detachment of marines to the American
embassy. The ambassador says that
this is not because he fears an out-
cff.n bUVSJn the way of common
4-V " ",th the ther embassies
I he Scorpion has moved up the Bos-
whoof. Ul tC Prtect the girls'
The United states is the only grea'
h'er'rThe'r'1 trUiSerS or a,efh!p.
rew.i Sc,orPn carried SO marines,
that Vh ambassado'"s have declared
that there is no danger whatever in
0'''"- AU the lassies
m.eer. are under guard, but unoffi
cial residences of foreigners are wUh-
eateST, e,hi0n- y f t"e are lo
sho ,V 6 ouU-inT districts, where
be the n t"tbreak occur' lle; would
nfJL St to be attacked. Further
more, several of the legations ,
"e l' h tt,p defile of Kirlider, be held at the nation
iy.ettrnonilr. ac-!of the Boy Scouts of
ui i.r..!) j :,v, rcwivpd Fifth avenue buildin
coruing iu a Tlrntnred 16 Wednesday.
a five machine guns and aa series of conferences and
field guns fi-ie machine gu mPrtin?s that will be held this
large quantity oi ammuv,... , --- - &nd other b
. T: "2? .,.; 7hm.s- the country to work out
lost six nein guns .
stoutly walled, while the private resi
dences generally are not enclosed.
fiavorai American women in the sir is
SCllOUl HI k?-tn.A, ......... f . .. .
ai:ri)35 the Bosphorus, aiding and en
couraging the Turkish and other fami
lies. The Scorpion will take care of the
American women in Scutari if any dan
ger arises. Turkish gendarmes are dt
present guarding them and the lega
tion interpreter, Charles W. Fowler, is
residing at the school.
The Rev. Dr. Caleb S. Gates, presi
dent of the Robert college, has decided
that any of the teachers and theii
families who wish to go aboard the
British ships may do so, but majori
ty of the men have decided to remain
in the college with the students, who
are of all nationalities.
BOY SCOUTS MEET
National Conference This lVeek
in ew York City.
More Than 300 Cities and
Towns Are Represented.
New York, Nov. 18. A gathering
of Rov Scout leaders and workers will
America in the
g tomorrow ana
This will be the first of
inv new problems, arising with the
tremendous growth oi the Boy Scouts
of America. More tnan tnree nun
dred cities and town will be repre
sented this week at the meetings.
Thtse conferences, made necessary
by the rush of boys to Join scout pa-
trols and to enjoy the innumerable
advantages of scouting deal with pro-
grains oi ist-oumis iu ujj,
method of selecting scoutmasters for
th bov. and with the question of de
veloping the scout organizations in the
different cities and towns.
With several hundred thousand boys
in the country engaged in scouting, the
scoutmasters who have direct charge
of them and the scout commissioners
who supervise the work of the scout
masters have, of course, been able to
studv the inclinations of the boys and
thereby have been confronted by vari-
-t problems. It is perfectly clear
t" the boys are having more fun
through the scout movement and are
acquiring more useful information
than ever before.
T: j aim of the leaders of the scout
movement is to make the scouting
' ore attractive and more helpful.
-nsequently, it Is hoped by getting
commissioners together and listening
to t'.eir reports that many important
problems will be solved.
One of the important questions that
will go up for consideration will be
that of the scoutmaster. WTien the
Boy Scouts of America was first or-,
ganized It was easy for any-man send- 1
ing in an application to get a certifi
' ' - as scoutmaster, but with the
-owth of the scout movement, how
ever, the test ha-s been made more and
The next Question is whether it will
not be wise to make every applicant
for position as scoutmaster to go
through an examination. The scout
leaders want fine wholesome young
men as scoutmasters. They want men
who are fond of outdoors, who know
something of woodcraft and of the
art of handling boys. It has been
found that as the requirements for
scoutmasters have been raised the
standards of the troops have been bet
ter and that there has been more en
thusiasm among the scouts them
selves. The details of the conference have
been worked out by James E. West,
chief scout executive of the Boy Scouts
of America. Among the speakers at
the meeting will be Chief Scout Execu
tive West, Samuel A. Moffat, national
field scout commissioner; Berkeley G.
Tobey, financial scretary, and many
HE BLAMES COFFEE
If He Hadn't Stopped to Drink
It, Tips Says.
Chicago. Nov. 18. President Tip
O'Neill of the Western League says
he has no offiein 1 information about
the removal of the league's head
quarters from Chicago. He says he
has heard that such action was taken,
and also that he is expected to find a
new place to issue the official orders
from by Januar., 1.
"I blame a cup of coffee for the
- thim, " coin rvxrin loot r,io-v,r
" stepped out for a few minutes while
tr club owners were holding a meet
ing in Milwaukee, with the under
standing that I was to be called if
anything of importance came up. A
o scout came after me all right
; id told me to hurry back. I started,
but jn the way stopped to take a cup
" coffee and a sandwich, and when I
r -tally reached th place the meeting
had adjourned. In the interval the
nv.tion to take the headquarters away
from Chicago had passed by a vote of
five to three."
Tom Fairweather of Des Moines,
v " j as secretary of the meeting, took
te minutes home and consequently
the league president says he doesn't
know officially that he has to move.
GRIDIRON PLAYER SHOT
Another Stabbed During Quarrel Fol
Chicago, Nov. IS. "Teddy" Booth,
member of a Chicago football team,
died early today in a Joliet hospital,
the result of being shot in the back by
one of a crowd of ruffians who engaged
in an altercation with the members of
Booth's team while returning to Chi
cago after a game played in Joliet dur
ing the afternoon.
Edward Gibbons, also a member of
the football team, was stabbed several
times, and is a patient in the same
hospital. The assailants escaped by
Jumping off the rapidly moving street
TURKEY: "LET'S CALL
SEES LIVELY TIME
President of Agriculture Board
Expects Hot Debates.
Program for the Meeting Is
Hutchinson, Nov. 18. I. L. Diesem
of Garden City, president of the state
board of agriculture, who is here to
attend the Kansas Agricultural and
Industrial congress Tuesday and
Wednesday of this week, expresses the
opinion that one of the most inter
esting and important features of the
meeting will be the general discus
sion which will follow the presenta
tion of every subject.
"This congress," said Mr. Diesem,
"will not consist of the reading of a
lot of dry papers. The subjects will
be opened up by experts who will state
actual conditions and then the dele
gates will be asked to state their
views and experiences. I expect to
hear some lively debates."
It Comes to Try to Lighten November
October weather in November is the
order of things today. Although the
mercury was in the neighborhood of
the freezing point at 7 o'clock this
morning by 2 o'clock this afternoon a
climb of 33 degrees was recorded.
The temperatures are averaging ten
degrees above normal for this date.
More fair and delightful weather is
predicted for Tuesday.
The shippers forecast says that
goods shipped north and west should
be protected against temperatures
slightly below freezing; within a ra
dius of two hundred mi!ns east and
south of Topeka no freezing weather
is expected. The wind is blowing at
the rate of 12 miles an hour from the
The hourly readings:
7 o'clock 34
8 o'clock 37
9 o'clock 42
10 o'clock 48
11 o'clock 53
12 o'clock ..... 59
1 o'clock 63
2 o'clock 6 7
GUSHER FLOWS AGAIN
ake View Oil Well Yield Now 2,000
Fresno, Cal., Nov. 18. The famous
Lake View oil gusher is once more
pouring out oil, flowing about 2,000
barrels a day. This well made the
California, oil fields famous in 1910,
when for .aore than a year it shot out
thousands of barrels of oil a day, con
verting the surrounding country into
a lake of oil. It suddenly stopped late
in 1911, and has been drilled deeper.
All Stars Beat Maple Hill.
The Topeka All Stars defeated the
fast Maple Hill football team- Sunday
19 to 0 at Maple Hill. O. Byrne and
Butler starred for the visitors. Fifteen
minute quarters were played. Referee,
Ayer; timekeeper, Gartride; head
BY HAL COFFMAN.
HODGES BY 31
He Has Majority on Face of
Looks Vow as Though He
Would Get Certificate.
Senator George H. Hodges' majority
in the gubernatorial race remains a'
31, with the Wyandotte county report
now in the hands of Secretary of State
Charles Sessions. Wyandotte gives
Hodges a majority of 1,728 ever Cap
per. It reports 9,175 votes for Hodges
and 7,447 for Capper. These figures,
together with reports from all other
counties in the state, give Capper a
popular vote of 167,509 and 167,540 foi
At the present time there are an
even 200 votes contained in supplemen
tal reports to be sent to the secretary
of state. Of these votes Capper claims
101 and Hodges claims 99. It is hardly
prooo-ble that these votes will make a
serious difference in the present rela
tive standing of the two candidates
and the close observers of politics be
lieve that Senator Houdges will receive
the certificate of election unless some
unexpected change In the situation
should be made in the next few day9.
It is believed that In the majority
of cases, the supplemental votes will
be accepted by the canvassing board
when it meets in Topeka November 25
In the majority of cases, the votes
contained in the new reports cover
clerical errors and neither side has
shown a tendency to contest such mis
takes. Capper's supplemental claims Include
44 votes in TJess county, 10 in Jefferson
3 in Sumner, 37 in Bourbon, 2 in Ot
tawa and 5 in Gray. Hodges lays
claim to 24 votes in Montgomery, 2
in Neosho. 13 in Reno, 15 in Shawnee,
16 in Sedgwick, 11 in Washington, 8
in Dickinson and 10 in Franklin. None
of these supplemental claims are in
cluded in the State Journal table and
the majority of 31 which Ho-':;s now
holds is on the face of positive official
returns in the hands of the secretary
DIDN'T WAIT FOR BAG
Balloonlsts Had an Exciting Time in
Philadelphia. Nov. 18. The troubles of
a balloonist in Russia were described to
day by 'Arthur Atherholt who was with
John Watts of Kansas City, in the inter
national balloon race and landed in the
"We did not know we had landed in
Russia," he said, "but we soon found it
out. A crowd of villagers surrounded us
and then the police arrived. They refused
to allow us to communicate with any per
son or send any message.
"Finally a man came from St. Peters
burg, who spoke German and we made
him understand that we had been taking
part in the balloon race. He explained
that the Balkan war had made the Rus
sian police very active and they feared
spies. When released we were advised to
make- all speed back to Germany to pre
vent further trouble. We did not even
wait for our balloon."
gather Forecast for Kansas.
Fair tonight and Tuesday.
MONDAY - EVEN CNQ.
IT A DRAW"
AFTER GXQ, MEN
Postoffice Inspectors Raid Con
cerns in Many Cities
Following Indictments by the
Federal Grand Jury.
Cincinnati, Nov. 18. Postoffice In
spectors in Chicago, Rochester, New
York and many cities will try today
to arrest a number of men wanted for
complicity in a scheme which it is al
leged, has resulted in the loss of many
thousands of dollars by "clients."
Five of those to be arrested were in
dicted by the United States grand jury
here last month. The victims, it is al
leged, were individuals and corpora
tions trying to place stocks or bonds
on the market.
Half a million dollars, it is charged
by federal officials, was taken from
their victims by members of the ring.
The five indicted here on information
given it was said by a woman stenog
F. D. Minyard, now in Cleveland.
J. Gordon Calcolm, somewhere In
Thomas Fishwick, now In Boston.
George S. Hannaford. now in Chicago.
J. R. Long, now in Buffalo.
The men are accused of having
mulcted their "clients" through fees
and commissions they charged for ar
ranging the "guarantee" of securities
of their victims by stock and bond in
surance companies controlled by the
More Than a 3Illlion.
Washington, Nov. 18. Postoffice In
spection officials who aided in working j
up the cases against the men charged
with misusing the mails to defraud
small corporations and stock sellers,
claim that the amount secured by these
operators will exceed $1,500,000. Federal
officials claimed to have no information
as to the actual progress of the raids
Minyard Is Arrested.
Cleveland, Nov. 18. In a raid of the
offices of Horace D- Hastings & Co.,
866-870 Rockefeller building, here today,
federal officials arrested F. r. Minyard,
the manager, on a charge of using the
mails to defraud in connection with the
operations of F. D. Minyard & Co.,
brokers, of Cincinnati. The officials
said the raid was to be simultaneous
with those in other cities.
MOSBY WILL RECOVER
Rebel Cavalry Leader's Operation
Washii-gton, Nov. 18. Col. John S.
Mosby, the noted confederate cavalry
leader, is reported today to be recover
ing rapidly from an operation at a local
hospital that gave his friends great un
easiness because of the veteran's ad
vanced age. The operation was per
formed Saturday, and Colonel Mosby
was reported th.s -lorning to be mak
ing such favorable progress toward re
covering that it was hoped he would
goon be able to leave the institution.
WILSON IN BERMUDA.
The President-Elect Arrived at Hamil
ton This Morning.
New York, Nov. 18. A cable mes
sage to the Quebec Steamship com
pany office here announced the arrival
of the Bermudian with Governor
Woodrow Wilson and party aboard at
Hamilton, Bermuda, at 8:30 o'clock
this morning. -
OAKS FROM ACORN
Supreme Court Must Settle
Many Triyial Disputes.
Perplexing Questions Involved
in Petty Quarrels.
Washington, Nov. 18. -From small
beginnings have arisen some of the
most perplexing questions to be passed
upon by the supreme court this fall
Thomas W. McComb had splendid
luck duck hunting in Tinicum town
ship, Delaware county, Pennsylvania,
a year or so ago. Probably to his
surprise that day's outing will bring
him to the supreme court. He was
prosecuted for using an automatic
gun in the hunt. In defense he at
tacked the constitutionality of the
Pennsylvania law against the use of
that type of weapon.
Muthias Schmidinfer, a Chicago
baker, is said to have made his loaves
of bread a trifle too small one day
and was fined $100 for violating a city
ordinance regulating the size of
loaves. He will ask the supreme
court to declare the ordinance a viola
tion of the fourteenth amendment to
the constitution of the United States.
Mary F. Butts, a negress of Everett,
Mass., thought she did not receive the
treatment to which her ticket entitled
her on a vacation trip by water from
Boston to Baltimore and return in
1907. As an outcome she will ask
the supreme court to decide that the
"old civil rights act," of 1875, which
was held unconstitutional In bitterly
fought cases many years ago is con
stitutional nevertheless and in full
force and effect upon the ocean and
other places where the United State9
has jurisdiction. She wants aam-
Kansas Man Gets In. '
, Three quarts of whisky will bring
Addison Shippy Tuck to court on a
charge of introducing liquor onto al
lotted lands of members of the Pot
tawatomie Indians of Kansas.
A burn on the back of Anne
Sweenev. of the District of Columbia,
forms the basis of another suit. On
its outcome will depend whether
physicians are liable for burns by
x-ravs in photographing patients.
Over the meaning of the world
"auction." comes a case from the
Hawaiian islands. -Arrests were made
there for the alleged violation of a
law requiring a license for sales at
auction. The sales in question were
made to retail fish dealers. The point
is raised whether this was an auction,
and if so, if there is a distinction be
tween "public" and "private" auc
tions. Whether the government must pay
for the forage for two horses for the
late Major Nathaniel H. McLean of
Cincinnati, and for two servants is in
volving another case. The point arises
as a refult of his reinstatement in the
army. The horses and servants were
employed after he retired from the
army and before he was reinstated by
act of congress.
The shipment of a wedding ring by
Edward H. Croninger, a Cincinnati
jeweler, to Atlanta, Ga., by Adams Ex
press, precipitated a case wnicn win
determine whether express companies,
since the passage of the Hepburn rate
law, may limit their liabilities for loss
Whether the back of a bay window
may form a "party wall," is the basis
of a dispute between Lewis E. Smoot
and the Heyl heirs of the District of
Columbia, to come before the court
TRUSKETT TO PEN
Neeley's Slayer Sent to Asylum
for Dangerous Insane.
Sentence Reads for "Safe Keep
ing and Treatment."
Tndenendence. Kan., Nov. 18. A. A.
Truskett, whose fourth trial on a
charge of murdering J. D. S. Neely, a
Lima. O., oil promoter, resulted in his
acquittal Saturday on the ground of in
sanity, today was sentenced by Judge
Flannelly to the asylum for the danger
ously insane, at Lansing. Kan., "for
safe keeping and treatment."
Truskett will be taken to Lansing to
night. TO 1 SHAVE 7 TOWELS
Barber Says Sanitary Conditions De
mand That Number.
Chicago, Nov. 18. A demand that
seven clean Turkish towels be used
with every shave, as a plan for pro
moting sanitary conditions In barber
shops, was made at a mass meeting of
journeymen barbers here last night.
J. C. Shanessy, general organized of
the Journeymen's International union,
who is promoting the movement, de
clared the proposition would be taken
up with the state board of barber ex
aminers and the state and local health
One of the proposed plans for bring
ing about the reform, is for journeymen
barber3, of whom there were about 7,
000, to refute to work in shops that
refuse to adhere to the sanitary rules
laid down by the union.
"Seven face towels are absolutely
necessary for a sanitary shave," said
Mr. Shanessy. "The towels would first
have to be sterilized in a hot steamer
or sterilizer, as another condition. Also,
only the use of sterilized razors,
brushes and combs would be per
mitted." Whether these conditions would
necessitate raising the price for a
shave, he said, was a question for the
Ob sale by Mwibon at TWO CENTS
On tnUu u MWMtandi FIVE CENTS
President Taft Makes Farewell
Speech of His Term.
At a Banquet Given by the
N. Y. Lotus Club.
HE LAUGHS AT HIS DEFEAT
Endorses One Six-Tear Term
for Future Presidents
And a Liberal Provision for
Them on Betirement.
New York, Nov. 18. President Taft
left New York a few minutes after 8
o'clock this morning t attend tha
meeting of the Yale corporation in
New Haven. He expected to make
only a brief stay in New Haven and to
leave there at 2 o'clock this afternoon.
This schedule would Lring him to New
York about 4 p. m. He will motor
from the Grand Central to the Penn
sylvania station, where he will take a
train that reaches Washington about
11 o'clock tonight.
Several members of the Yalo cor
poration, who were guests with th
president at the dinner of the Lotos
club here Saturday night, accompanied
him o New Haven.
President Taft sang his "swan
song," as chief executive of the na
tion while here. As the guest of tha
Lotus club the president responded to
the toast, "The President," In a speech,
which many of his hearers considered
the most remarkable he has ever
- ade. He shifted from grave to gay
and from the philosophy, which, ha
sa'd, four years in the White Housa
had taught him, to a discussion of
problemc which face the nation. Ha
laughed at the outcome of the elec
tion; smiled when he spoke of soma
of the plans of President-elect Wilson
and touched with gentle sarcasm
Wil' -l J. Bryan.
In his serious moments the presi
dent earnestly advocated the admission
to the halls of congress of members
o" a president's cabinet: declared that
a six-year term In the presidency was
enough for any man; advocated
strongly the placing in the civil service
of practically every officer In the gov
ernment service, and hinted broadly
that congress should provide for ex
presidents so that they need not lower
the dignity of the position they hava
held when they enter into private life.
His chief regret, the president said,
was t'.at he had been unable to influ
ence the United States senate to ratify
'hj arbitration treaties with Franca
and Great Britain. In spite of that
t he asked his audience to believe
at he would leave office with tha
deepest gratitude to the American peo
T'e f r the honor they had given him
and with the belief that enough prog
ress h " been accomplished In his ad-
ni-.ration to warrant him in feeling
that he had done real good for his
His humorous references to tha
burdens of the White House, to his
successor and to Bryan brought forth
rour.d after round of applause. The
nresident closed hl.s speech with a
toast to his successor: "Health and
success to the able, distinguished and
patriotic gentleman who is to be"
d he raised his glass while his hear-
r se to their feet "the next presi
dent of the United Ptates."
His Speech in Part.
P -sident Taft said in part:
"I saw in the name of your club tha
i :ponsibility that you were organized
to furnish an opportunity for a swan
song to those about to disappear. I
concluded that it was well to cast an
anchor to the windward and accept as
uch real condolence as I could gath
er in such a hospitable presence as
this, and, therefore, my friends, I ac
cepted your invitation and am here.
"You have given me the toast of
'The President.' It is said that the of
fice of president is the most powerful
in the world, because under the con
stitution its ojcupant really can exer
cise more discretion than an emperor
o. king exercises in any of the govern
ments of modern Europe. I am not
disposed to question this as a matter
of reasoning from the actual power
given the president in the constitution
al division of governmental functions,
but I am bound to say that the con
ciouness of such power in rarely, if
ever, present In the mind of the ordi
narv individual acting as president,
-ecause what chiefly stares him in tha
face in carrying out any plan of his is
the limitation of the power and not
"Of course, here are happy Indi
viduals who are able to entirely ig
nore these limitations both in mind
and practice and as to them the re
sult may be different. But to one
whose training and profession Is sub
ordinate to law, the Intoxication of
power rapidly sobers oft in the knowl
edge of Its restrictions and under the
prompt reminder of an ever present
and not always considerate press, as
well as by the kindly, suggestions that
not infrequently come from that hall
of congress where impeachments are
initiated and that smaller chamber in
which they are tried.
"In these days of progress, reform,
uplift and improvement, a man does
not show himself abreast of the age
unless he has some changes to suggest.
It Is the recommended change that
marks his being up to date. It may
be a change only for the sake of
change, but it ls responsible to a pub
lic demand, and, therefore, let's pro
pose it. It Is contrary to my own love
for the dear old constitution to sug
gest alteration in its terms, lest it be
regarded as a reflection upon, or a
criticism of that which has been put
to the sacred use for 125 years of
maintaining liberty regulated by law,
and the guarantee of the rights of
the minority and the individual under
the rules of the majority. But yield
ing to the modern habit and Just to
show that though I am a conserva
tive, I am not a reactionary, I venture
the suggestion that it would aid the
efficiency of the executive and center
his energy and attention and that of
his subordinates in the latter part of
his administration upon what Is a
purely disinterested public service. If
he were made ineligible after serving:
one term of six years either to a suc
ceeding or a non-consecutive term.
Four Years Too Sliort.
"I am a little specific in this mat
ter because it seems necessary to be
so in order to be understood. I don't
care how unambitious or modest a
(Continued on Pagra Two.)