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EVERYBODY 20 PAGES EVERYBODY 20 PAGES NEEDS IT. read rr. LAST EDITION. FRIDAY EVENTS Q. TOPKKA KANSAS, DECEMBER, 13, 1912 FRIDAY EVENING. Oa ele by swbr at TV O CENTS On tnltm u4 MWMtudi MVE CENTS y ' pm itip.ai gossip Jim Orr Called to National Conference in N. Y. Democrats to Meet With Wil son to Consider Issues. BANKERS OPPOSE SAVYER They Think State Banter Ought to Be Commissioner. Charles Sessions Would Abol ish Utilities Commission. Heves that but slight change would be required in the present law to make . the commission an auxiliary of the secretary of state's office. Otis Allen, a well known Topeka at torney, la being urged for the appoint ment as attorney for the public util ities commission to succeed John Mar shall. Allen, who is a son of former Supreme Court Justice S. H. Allen, is prominent in Democratic circles in Shawnee county and may be crowded into the running for Marshall's present job. It is conceded by politicians that the appointment as warden of the state penitentiary has been squarely checked up to Thomas W. Morgan, publisher of the Ottawa Republic. Morgan will probably make his decision in the next two weeks. He s considered a most valuable man to succeed J. K. Codding. But Morgan, it is claimed, is not anx ious to land the Job. The appointment was offered to him without solicitation and it will probably be only because of urgent requests, if at all, that the Ottawa editor might consent to take over the wardenship of the Kansas penitentiary. THOMPSON LANDS the government barracks at Fort Lyon, Colo., in 1866. I The two resolutions submitted to the 1 senate by Senator Joe Bristow, of Kan. Wichita Man Made Disburser Of . sas or the amendment of the constitu tion are neither as revolutionary nor Pensions. AID TO SHOPPERS Has Made Fine Record in Years' Federal Serrice. 23 SENATOR CURTIS' TWO BILLS They Are in Interest of Kan sas Individuals, as Usual. pie. The certain thine Is that the ma chlnery of government must be made more readily responsible to the will of the people end the constitution as it Mayor Gaynor Of 3T. Y. TellS now exists Is, virtually. Inhibitory of ; sucn inriuence. Good story on Kansas. as illusory as they may seem at first sight to conservative observation. When congress adopts a law and the i supreme court rules that law be uneon- j XJnjf ormed Men to Help Women process where the authority of the said law is denied, no danger can be seen to good government in giving the people j a revisionary power. And where con- '(miwr VOUD CIDCO DCIIWH gress persistently refuses to pass aj HflVt lUufl lAllLO iIlAUI measure recommended by the president I it should be reasonable enough to refer I that measure to a plebiscite of the peo-, General Superintendent Patten ' private pension legislation. Represen tative E. Kindred Introduced resolu tion calling for report of Investigation j of Peruvian rubber district atrocities. Representative Kahn urged public Extra Street Cars to Be Placed ' building committee to provide ooo,ooo iur marine uuspiuLi ill ovlu piouum; in Serrice Monday. at Busy Corners. Readjustment of patent fee system pro posed In bill introduced by Represen tative Oldfield. Resumed consideration of Indian appropriation bill. Money trust investigation committee continues its hearings. WAR IS RENEWED The Greeks Inaugurate a Gen eral Offensive Movement Along the Whole Line of Army in Eplras. COAL FUMES FATAL McPherson Couple Victims of Fumes From Stove. James W. Orr, of Atchison left last night for New York, where he will at tend a conference of Democratic lead ers outlining political and legislative affairs In the various states and In the nation during the next four years. President-elect Woodrow Wilson will attend the New York conference and the question of federal patronage, Orr admitted. Is one of the matters to be considered at the gathering of party leaders. Orr Is the leading candidate for speaker of the next house of repre sentatives. Orr was In Topeka Thursday. He lert over the Santa Fe for Chicago and from there will go direct to New York. In discussing his New York trip. Orr was , 6 , , . , eZ7 way that the were believed to have attempted sui He admitted in a general way tnatine Wednesday at tneir nome near patronage ' .. : this city, were poisoned by fumes from a coal stove. Mrs. Rosengren is dead. She was 75 years old. Mr. Rosengren is still alive and probably will recover. He is 80 years old. The asred couple piled a small heating stove full of coal Mrs. Rosengren Dead; Husband Living and May Recover. McPherson, Kan., Dec. 13. An autopsy today developed the fact that Mr. and Mrs. John Rosengren, wno ters to be discussed by the Democratic leaders. , , Just at present the civil service rules ov,eir.cr ttio Democrats some alarm. Those rules are standing as a blockade against nice Jobs. Whether , an(j retired Tuesday night. 4i nAnnp.A0a chnlllfl or not the ueraocraut i;..Bic.. remove this barrier. Is a serious ques tion and it may be considered in the MBAtinv 1 i a week The question of impending national! legislation is also to oe aiscusseu the party leaders from all sections of the country. In a general way, the Democrats will this winter endeavor to fulfill the party's national policies. With a Democratic house and senate and a Democratic governor, there is little reason why these policies can not be closely followed In Kansas. But on top of it all Is the big, perious question of patronage. In Kansas the federal patronage problem Is one of no little worry among the Democratic leaders. There are the hundreds of men who cannot pass the postoffice without a hungry feeling; and there are others who view the big federal appointments with much long- ln One thing to be watched with much Interest this winter by Kansas Demo crats will be action of United States Senator J. L. Bristow concerning the Bristow and Cur tis have been unable to agree on the division of federal pie in Kansas. Be cause he is "personally distasteful Bristow has blocked the confirmation of the reappointment of Harry J. Bone as United States district attorney for the district of Kansas. Should Bris tow's unfriendliness for Bone be nourished through the present session of congress, it would bring added joy to the Democrats, ix wouia mean a. Democratic district attorney when Judge Thompson succeeds Curtis and after Woodrow Wilson's inauguration as president. In the New York conference, Orr will act as a sort of encyclodepia on who's who in Kansas Democratic cir cles. And while no advance informa tion will probably be carried to Kan sas, the New York conference is quite likely to settle in a general way the division of some of the really good upholstered federal jobs in this state and in the nation. Neighbors found Mrs. Rosengren dead and her husband unconscious Wednesday afternoon. DAVIS HAS PLAN Three young Kansans have been nominated by the president appoint- Washington, Dec 13. Dr. Alvan H. ment ns lieutenants in the army. They Thompson of Wichita, Kan., who has are: Carl Jay Balllnger. to be second been appointed by the secretary of the lieutenant in the Infantry arm; Alfred . . ,i Bixbv Ouinton, Jr.. to be second lieuten lnterior to take charge of paying all . Rnt jn the artiHwy corps: Her- of the $180,000,000 of government pen- j pert Atkins, to be first lieutenant In Bion money, has a splendid record for the medical reserve corps. . efficiency in the federal service at ! June B. Smith has been nominated Washington for the past 23 years. His fp appointment J as ,,, . . , , , . postmaster at Cottonwood Falls, Kan. title will be disbursing clerk of the , pension office. . The salary is $4,000 a Mayor Gaynor. of New York, told a year, the amount paid to each of the 18 ; good one on Kansas at a banquet here pension agents. The saving in salar- j recently. Addressing a prohibitionist at lea alone in the abolishment of the 18 agencies is nearly $7,000 a year. Er. Thompson was chosen dlshnrs : his side, he said: "It is splssituelnous on your part to think that prohibition would miceeed In cosmopolitan New York. Prohibition ing clerk, it was said, because of his would do worse there than in Kansas. comprehensive knowledge of the finan- Iu know llow1,t d?8 there- ... " iiimii . Kansas liouor is sold as a medicine, cial system of payment in force As a New York vt,,,. was buying throughout the pension service and ; a toothbrush In a Kansas drug store because it was he who was responsi- one afternoon a brawny farmer en ble, in large part at least, for the tered with a four-gallon demijohn. He doing away with the scattered agencies plumped .he great wicker demijohn and with a new system of check pay- down on the counter, the druggist looked ment, which does away with the . at him inquiringly, and he said: voucher method formerly in use. sub stituting for this voucher two other signatures on the back of the pension " 'Fill her up, Jim. Baby's took bad. I Congressman Dan R. Anthony, of Offers Holiday Advice. Hundreds of Out of Town Buy ers Crowd Stores. As an accommodation to the Topeka SAVES 14 WOfilEN.AT point of the bayonet Policeman Rescues Them From Burning Apartment House. Several Persons Injured Building Entirely Destroyed. Pittsburg, Dec 13. More than 200 holiday shoppers the Topeka Railway I persons, residents of the Library apart company will place extra cars and un- . m-nt, , ..mW-t1- k,,MinI i iformed street corner men In service. K,,.. fc . , .v. beginning Monday and lasting until " , " T Christmas eve. Extra cars will be in stalled on all the Important lines In the city running immediately after lunch until 6:30 p. m. The uniformed men to aid women with packages on cars will be Btationed at the Ninth street. Eighth avenue, Seventh street. Sixth avenue and Fifth street corners. The extra car service will be placed on the Washburn-Huntoon and Wash-burn-Douthitt lines, the Lowman line, the West Sixth-asylum district, the Oakland interurban and the North To peka trips. In some parts of the city patrons will be given three and live minute cars. In all the 16 minute ter ritories on the havy traveled com muter lines seven and a half minute service will be given. It is the intention of the street car company to improve the accommoda tions at the railway stations, also. Hundreds of out of town shoppers come to Topeka every week. General Super intendent Patten asserts. The lncom- were driven into the streets this morn ing by & spectacular fire which de stroyed tne structure. A dozen or more persons wefe Injured, some of them firemen who were caught under a fall ing wall, but It is not believed there were any -fatalities. A report spread through the crowd that eight women had been trapped in a rear room and a policeman made his They Win and Occupy a Turk ish Advance Post And Capture a Large Amount of War Material. Athens, Deo. 13. A general offensive movement along the whole line was begun on Wednesday by the Greek army operating in Eplrus. the most westerly portion of the Balkan peninsula-After repeated attacks the Greek troops occupied at the point of the bayonet the Turkish advanced posts toward the Visali fortifications and camped there. The Greeks captured three quick fir ing cannon, a large quantity of war materials and many tents. ISLS ilTS'TL "!.5Sri;, reVort3 women, dragging and carrying them to the front of the building where they were taken down ladders. ' v int; I ) n t vl Llie pens On- UIIgieaSHiau ' ' n. niimuiij, ui . , , . , V,avo ioPn er's check, in addition to his or her Kansas, was amon the speakers at the ! mf trails the last few days have been own signature. This plan gives full protection to the government, both as Tau Delta fraternity of this city a few to the identity of the payee and as re- nights ago. tth Inltl.tlnn honmiPt nf th. Tlplta Hllea Willi L'nnsinms 1 Unirormetl aien ai sireei jriiera. At all the important stopping cor- ceipt of payment. Dr. Thompson entered the service in the patent office In 1889. Advancing Auditor Would Save $50,000 a "J6 v"io s srae,s: .he became I VILL HANG FOUR Year for State. Make Companies Pay Royalty for Use of Sand From Rivers. State Auditor W. E. Davis, in his recommendations to the legislature, chief of the finance division of pension omce on April 1, 1903, a post he has since held. Commissioner of Pensions Daven port has instructed the pension agents at Topeka. New York. Philadelphia, jouisvuie. innianapous and Knoxville comprising one agencies, to sh ords to Washington not later than nr. cember 15. The other two ermim wilt Oregon Executive Has ; Re preived Ail of Them. SUNDAYCONCERT Marshall's Band at Auditorium in Afternoon. Collection Will Be Taken for City's Poor Children. The program for the big free con cert to be given Sunday afternoon by Marshall's band at the Auditorium has been announced. It includes some of the prettiest selections played by the band at the open air concerts this proposes a most feasible plan for sav- ordg and papers ere ing $50,000 a year to the state In the 31. ncr-a in the business district the rail way company will help women on and off the cars. "Women shoppers are crowding the cars in the late afternoon," explained Albert M. Patten, general superintend- . ,), aftapnnnn "On t Vl (t T" WAV home they are loaded down with 1 summer and a number of new pieces packages that not only jam the aisles j that have never been rendered in this of the cars but cause delay In board- 1 C1 y before. . ing and alighting. We have stopped The concert begins at 3 o'clock and i' .. it nuriv im- will last for two hours. A collection Defeat of Measure Abolishing " gS? .SI iS d'SS ip their books and rec- , ti. rr ?iie5tf S uV , ni rirfs ' sociation for the purchase of Christ- - 1 l .-. anil -i t Vi nr ra n Ira fXi nfiirA ) d. ' 7 1 M'TAV..! o.uu t' n ' " . been helped on the cars by strangers. "We will place these uniformed men at all the - congested corners. They general effort to find relief from the j It was learned here today that much present oppressive tax system. Davis im.iuence was nrooent to bear in favor Salem, Ore., Dec. 13. Unless Governor Oswald West Intervenes Tour men win : will aid passengers, and patrons are be' hanged today'tn fhe state prison. ' asked to'make use of their employv has discovered that a number of sand ot the appointment to the position of 'nn.'j a tt tjq, i xio-r, "One thing that the women can do i- 1 . v. 1 1. v, , x , diRnursinfir clerk nf rmo , , vu j but the governor commuted his sent- to the state. Yet these companies pay ' n? change in the quarterly dates on companies along the banks of the Kan- 1 disbursing clerk of one or other of the sas and Arkansas river are waxing : Grand Army men who have been serv- hnirh tvic caie nf iani from these I '"s; ss pension agents. navigable streams. The sand belongs; J""- me new system tnere will be ! ence yesterday to lire imprisonment. Governor West announced then that he would not interfere to prevent the exe cutions of the remaining four. Each of the men who are to die to day has been reprieved one or more times by Governor West, who declared a year ago that he would not permit another execution in Oregon until the tn reninrocate in our attempts to keep a year ago, was to have been hanged up car schedules will they keep their . Douglas county, the home of Gover nor Stubbs. gave the Progressive move ment a fitting launching Thursday night at a banquet attended by 200 Douglas county men and women. The love feast held In Lawrence, was ad dressed by Governor Stubbs, William Allen White, J. L. Brady, Prof. W. H. Humble. Miss Helen N. Ecker, V. S. Sartin and Judge J. H. Mitchell. It was White who stirred the Douglas county Progressives with his asser tion that Woodrow Wilson, by his ad ministration, will kill the Democratic party or he will kill the Republican party. "Woodrow Wilson is going to ruin one of two parties during the next four years," declared the Emporia publish er. "I like straight truth and I tell you frankly that I believe he will put his own party down and out." At the meeting Governor Stubbs de clared against the plan for a single six year term for presidents. He de clared that six years was much too long for some presidents to serve, while it was not long enough for oth ers. A number of the Douglas county Progressives are expected to attend the state wide meeting in Topeka De cember 17. The state bankers who met in To peka this week, started trouble last night when a number of their lead ers started a fight on Charles M. Saw yer's candidacy for bank commission er. Because Sawyer is a national banker, it is declared, he will violate the sacred rights of the guaranty law. And so, the state bankers insist that one of their own members be named They will check the matter up to Governor-elect Hodges when he returns from his Texas hunting trip. But even then. Sawyer seems to have the in side track and the wise politicians claim he can pull down the appoint ment If he wants it. Sawyer is rated as one of the shrewdest and most level headed bankers In the state. In his annual recommendations to the governor.. Secretary of State Charles Sessions urges that the busi ness of the utilities commission be handled under the direction and in the office of the secretary of state. His theory Is that the governor, attorney general and secretary of state should compose the commission. While his discussion of the subject is brief, Ses fions believes that this change would prove a real benefit to the business Interests of the state and the jmblic ervice corporations. He be- the state nothing. Davis' plan may not win any Christmas gifts from the sand companies, but it will put J50.0C0 a year into the state treasury. For a number of years a string of It would mean a J corporations in the sand business, have been taking sana irom ine oeas or ine Kansas and Arkansas rivers. Davis has learned that 1.200,000 cubic yards of sand are taken annually from these streams. The sand is sold to the pub lic at the highest market prices and the state gets nothing. - As the present market price, sand is worth about 35 cents a cubic yard. If the state was ableto collect a royalty of four cents a cubic yard for the sand taken from the bed of these streams, it would net $50,000 a year. It has been rumored in Kansas that the sand companies doing " business along the Kaw and Arkansas rivers, have merged into a gigantic sand which pensioners are paid. Senator Charles Curtis has introduced a bill in the senate directing the secre tary of the treasury to pay to Frank Hode-es, of Olathe. Kan., who is the brother of the governor-elert of Kan sas, the sum of JS0. to reimburse him irom Pentepigedia that his troops fought with vigor during the entire day. With the view of drawing oft a portion of the Turkish troops concen trating on the fortress of Janina when the Greeks were about to make their frontal attack, two battalions of Greek Infantry supported by four field guna were landed at Santiquaranta, to the northwest of Janina. The diversion was successfully car ried out. The Turks as soon as they learned of the landing of the Greek troops sent out eight battalions with two batteries of siege guns to engage them. After a skirmish the Greek troopB were reembarked and made for another part of the coast of Epirus. The Greeks lost only five killed and 19 wounded. ON HIS DOOR Did Harvey Turyear Knock to Be Denied Admission. And His Wife Had Him Ar rested and Fined $50. mas presents for the city's poor chil dren. The program follows: March "Religioso" Chambers I Selection Joy to the World.- , i Barnhousr mar's home -Is not alwaya hl waltz sweet Remembrance. .St. Clair castle. Harvey Puryear, a negro. Song The Rosary Nevin knocked on the door but wbi denied Overture Stabat Mater Rossini admittance to his home by his wife. Idyl Mountain Maiden's Dream... ! He decided to break in and was fined Labitzkev ! $50 in police court Thursday after "Creme de la Creme" . . noon. Fantasi fares in other places than buried be n li eauara 1 thilrntaacia nf nnf.lrit. TobanI Puryear has been enjoined from hunting through a myriad of bags and j Meditation The Last Hope j disturbing his wife while a suit for a ratt,pi fnr a nickel can cause more Gottschalk i divorce is pending in the district court. street car discontent than any other March Selected for the amount paid the United States ' electorate of the state had opportunity goveT-nmenr. tor a license to hunt in Alaska. Immediately after the issuance of the license Hodges was taken dan gerously ill. and his trip to Alaska abandoned. Hence he did not have use for the license, and wants to be re imbursed by the government for the amount paid for it. Another measure presented by Mr. Curtis directs the secretary of the treasury to pay to Kate Rudolph Wil son and other heirs of the late Zebulon Brown Rudolph, the sum of $1,000 for one span of mules, a wagon, set of to pass upon an initiative act abolish ing capital punishment. This proposed law was defeated by a majority of 20, 000 In the general election last month. The men to be hanged today are Noble Faurdner, Michael Morgan, Frank Garrison and E. E. Roberts. Fauldner killed a camp cook in Au gust, 1911. Morgan In July, 1911, mur dered his employer, John Yorke, a Rogue River rancher. Garrison's vic tim was Roy Perkins, whom he killed near Marshfield in September, 1912. Roberts, a highwayman, shot John Stewart in an automobile in a holdup THE POSTMAN'S KTHTMARE harness and other property to that trust. This rumor may or may not ( value, taken by the Union soldiers at near Portland, last March. be true, nut tne sana companies nave done a most profitable business. In Topeka two big sand dredges are taking sand from the Kaw river bot tom. At Lawrence are as many more. There is another at Manhattan and four more at the mouth of the Kaw in Kansas City. Kan. Along the Ar kansas at Hutchinson, Wichita and other towns, the sand business has be come a big. profitable Institution. Tet no one ever raised a question that the state of Kansas had a just and equita ble claim to some of the profits of this mammoth business. Year after year the property owners went about their daily affairs, paid their taxes on their visible assets and the sand companies did the same. And each year the state continued to give these sand com panies all the sand they could take from the beds of the streams. Now Davis plans a relief. There are a dozen other reliefs promised from as many sources each reducing the state taxes. But Davis' plan costs nothing except to the people who gain the profits In addition to the millions of tons of sand that have been taken from the beds of the navigable streams of the state, much gravel had also been hauled and this, too. nas resulted In great profits to the men who had the foresight to take possession of this property. But never one dollar has the stste received for this privilege. In his recommendations to the leg islature, ns affecting the sand problem, Davis says: '"The beds of the Kansas and Arkansas rivers are rich in denosits of sand and "ravel. It is conservatively estimated that every year 1.200.000 cubic yards of sard are taken from the beds of these "treams as well a3 several hundred thou sand cubic yards of gravel. This sand and srravel belongs to the state. Most of i. is appropriated by larse companies and 'orr-o rations who make large profits from us sale yet tne state sets nothing. If the state exacted a royalty from the com panies handling this sand and Siavel. U would easily produce an income of fifty thousand dollars a year. This could be placed to the credit of the general reve nue fund or to the permanent school fund. Upon investigation. I find that the state of Oklahoma is now proposing to utilise tne sana and travel beds of the Arkansas river to ausrment the revenues of that state. I would suggest that the same act that provides for a survey and sale of lands in navigable rivers should slso provide a plan for the collection of a rovnlty of not less thfln four cents per cubic yard on the gross output of sand and gravel taken from the navigable streams of Kansas." feature. "We are going to do our best to ward facilitating the service this holi day rush season and the patrons can do wonders by aiding us in the work. It is to a patron's interest that the cars should keep their schedules as well as to our interest." TODAY IN CONGRESS, House Puts in the Day on Private Pension Bills. Washington, Dec. 13. Senate con vened at noon. Resumed considera tion of omnibus claims bill. Court of impeachment resumed trial of Judge Archbald at 1:30 p. m. House convened at noon. Considered QUESTION COBURN Trego County Man Attacks Last Kansas Crop Report. Says Trego Co. Yield 600,000 Instead of 249,000 Bushels. That last crop report of Secretary F. D. Coburn of the board of agricul ture, has brought sorrow and disgrace on the head of Trego county, accord ing to a letter to the State Journal from J. W. Phares, a Wa-Keeney mer chant. In his report Coburn showed a wheat yield of 249.152 bushels in Trego county. Phares is positive the Trego yield was 600,000 bushels and produces shipping records to prove his conten tions. The latest Coburn report was issued and published in the State Journal on He contended that she sent for him. but she denied this and asserted that he frightened her so much that she left the place, partly clad, and went to the home of a neighbor. REID SERIOUSLY ILL. American Ambassador to Englandt Suffers From Asthma. London, Dec 13. Whitelaw Reid, United States ambassador. Is seriously 111. He is suffering from asthma and his condition has become considerably worse during the last week. Several specialists re in attendance. The ambassador was not well when he returned from America In October. Afterward he caught cold from which he was recovering when he suffered a relapse after delivering his speech at the opening session of the University of Wales at Aberystwith on October 31.' which overtaxed his strength. He has been confined to his room at Dor- The English winter weather Is re garded as very unfavorable for per sons suffering from the malady with which the ambassador Is afflicted. THE NOVEMBER KIND. That 13 the Weather Handed Here Today. Oat Vnv.mhpr 97 Tt n Mh10M fl. - ! t.ieei ..uuoo uium VL ma lime Bine e .v,. u ' " "tL?Jr .I I that date. ' ' ' I- 1 ' ' L . - ' ' I II II W ' 1 (1.1. L .V 1 1 1 I.I fll every county In the state and was tha official record on which the crop out put of Kansas Is based. This same authority is used by many commission firms and is accepted by many people as law. And now Phares declares that Coburn's report under-estimated the Trego yield by at least half. Concerning this report, Phares writes: "In the Issue of the State Journal of November 27 I note that you give the wheat yield of the various counties for 1912, and that in the list you give the wheat yield for Trego county to be 249,152. This you will find, by making proper Investigation, is less than one-half of what was actually raised In the county for the year. "At present there has been shipped out from the various markets the fol lowing amounts: from Voda. 20.000 hushels; Waeeney, 130. 000 bushels; Osrallah. lJn.000 bushels: and from Kills, 100.000 bushels delivered there from the Treeo county crop. This makes a total of 390 0O0 bushels. There has been used for seed 80.000 bushels or more and there Is still in the hands of the farm ers 1S0.0O0 or more: which makes a total yield for the countv of 600 000 bushels. "It Is true that of that amount shipped from WaKeeney. there was a small amount that came from the south edce of Graham countv. On the other hand there was probably as much marketed at Ransom and Brownell from the Treo county crop as would come from Graham county to Wa Keeney. This would balance the above figures and make Trego county's crop not less than 600.000 bushel." Phares has made a close investigation of the wheat yidd in Treeo county a id has secured reDorts of all wheat mark eted in the several towns of the county. This information as to the wheat now In bins and the amount sown this fall, convinces the WaKeeney man that Co bum's reoort showed less than one-half of the yield in Trego, one of the most important wheat counties In the state. -atlier Forecast' for Kansas. Fair tonight and Saturday. A November brand of weather Is be ing experienced in Topeka today. Tha temperature at two o'clock was fifteen degrees above that of Thursday at the same hour. The elements have been playing a see-saw game recently. One day it has been cold and the next day abnormally warm. According to the weather man, however, Saturday will be another warm and pleasant day. The wind Is blowing at the rate of ten miles an hour from the south. The hourly readings: 7 o'clock 3311 o'clock 41 8 o'clock 32112 o'clock 44 9 o'clock 35 1 o'clock 44 10 o'clock 89 2 o'clock 49 THOU SHALT NOT KILL. Sentiment Is Urged Throughout the Night in Frisco Streets. San Francisco, Dec. 13. "Thou shalt not kill," the slogan of the Anti Capital Punishment league, waa urged throughout the night to varying crowds at the 24-hour street meeting organized by the league as a protest against the four hangings scheduled today at the Oregon prison and the one at Folsom, Cal. The meeting, with speakers reliev ing each other at half hour Intervals, began at 6 o'clock last night and drew the crowds which blocked traf fic early in the night. In the cold hour- of the dawn few listeners ral lied under the gasoline torches but the speaking continued.