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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.

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