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r L EVERYBODY I 12 PAGES j READ IT j I EVERYBODY 12 PAGES NEEDS IT LAST EDITION. TUESDAY EVENING. " TOPEKA. KANSAS- JANUARY 14, 1913- TUESDAY EVENING. TWO CENTS i FIVE CENTS HODGES TO Jfew Gorernor's First Message Is to the Point. Brief, Concise, Frank Talk to Members. FULFILL THE PARTY PLEDGES That Is the Burden of His Communication. Cut the Taxes hy Abolishing Some Offices. ELECT JUDGE THOMPSON Only Thing Democrats Can Do, Says Hodges. Karnes the Issues to Be Fought Out in Legislature. Whatever merit marks or mistakes that may be checked up to the Gov ernor Hodges administration during: the next two years, it is certain that his first message to the legislature should go on the merit side of the big ledger. The message is different from all those that have preceded It from the hands of the governors that have gone before. In the first place it em braces brevity as the soul of wit and understanding. It deals frankly and fearlessly with all the public questions at issue in Kansas today. It is inter esting. It is plain and simple, convey ing intelligently to any mind what It has to say and the points that are to be made. The salient points of the message that are apt to be the most talked about among public men here in To peka and over the state are the fol lowing: The new governor urges that Demo cratic members vote for W. H. Thompson for United States senator whether they signed statement No. 1 or not. Hodges and Thompson had not been particularly friendly during the campaign and some of Hodges' friends were spoken of as being in sympathy with the plan to elect some one else beside the Garden City judge. Hodges comes out flatfooted on this proposition, and without mincing mat ters, calls on all good Democrats to vote for Thompson and fulfill their pledges to the people who selected Thompson to represent them in the national senate. Hodges comes out squarely for the Massachusetts ballot law. It can be safely predicted that the effort of the Democratic legislature will be direct ed toward amending the Kansas elec tion laws in conformity to the Massa chusetts law. Road building occupies a promi nent place In the message. New and Important road laws may be expect ed as part of the work of the next legislature. Hodges calls for two constitutional amendments to be submitted to the people at the next election. The first of these is the initiative and refer endum and the next is the election of state and county offices for four year terms. The next is the recall of un faithful officials and the fourth is Etate aid in building roads and bridges. The new governor ranks the I. and R. and the recall as the first two. Only three can be submitted and he leaves it to the legislature to select irom tne four year term and state aid for roads and bridges for the third amendment. He wants mortgages held by non residents of the state made taxable In and by the state. He urges the unconditional repeal of the inheritance tax law. He wants a new grain inspection law. He is in favor of state publication of school books. He asks that his own contingent fund be cut from J10.000 per year to $5,000 and that the attorney general's fund oe ieic ai tm.uuu per year. And he says in this regard that he will hold . local officials strictly responsible for i A. vv aKeneld. assistant chief clerk; ; enforcement of the prohibitory law HLa N" Ts"es- sergeant at arms: Tom He wants a commission to prepare a 'rl w dooeT- nr, mfiMfin .uT,.l.a:?.ev- George V. Durham, chaplain; IX ;V,-; -n -T.-.V:,B ' " ... .n.i.ng iaa may De removed irom the statute , . I new officers ot the house. By a vote He hopes that the legislature will not! of 72 to 51. Brown was elected the even introduce a Jim Crow law. as ; speaker of the 1913 session over Rob there is no need for such a measure in ! ert Stone of Shawnee, in the formal Kansas. ! organization; and the same vote that He believes that the bank guaranty, j was cast in the speakership roll call utilities and national guard laws of the j was ordered cast for the following of state are good laws and have been well i fleers, who were then declared elected carried out by those responsible for their effectiveness. He wants to reduce state expense and also taxes. He would abolish the of fices of accountant and live stock com missioner, making the state auditor do the accountant's work, and the agri cultural college the live stock commis sioner's work. He also favors boards of control for state institutions. He also favors the abolition of high school visitation. He urges that no state officer, elective or appointive, be paid for the time spent in other than his official duties except for one vacation a year. The following is the message: Executive Office, Topeka, Kan., Jan. 14, 1913. Gentlemen of the Legislature: Under and by virtue of the consti tution of the state of Kansas it is the duty of the governor to communicate to you such information and to rec ommend to you such legislation as he may deem proper and expedient touching state affairs. I therefore call your attention to the fact that the congress of the United States has submitted to the several states an amendment to the federal constitution providing for the election of United States senators by direct vote of the people. I recom mend that you promptly ratify the same and authorize the certification LEGISLATOR of your ratification to the secretary of state of these United States. In conformity with a deep-seated conviction of the Democratic party, I would urge that this legislature pass a concurrent resolution Instructing our senators and requesting our mem bers of the lower branch of congress to submit a resolution to the congress of the United States of America, praying for an amendment to our fed eral constitution, providing for the election of federal judges by a direct vote of the people and for a term period not exceeding six years. I call to your attention the fact that almost every member of this legislature was elected upon a plat form pledge to submit to the people of Kansas, for their adoption or re jection, amendments to our constitu tion providing for the initiative and referendum in matters of legislation and for the recall of unfaithful public officials. These and all other plat form pledges on which any member of this legislature was elected are sol emn contracts with the people and should be as sacredly performed as any contract, the performance of which is demanded-by law and busi ness honor. I recommend that the amendments be framed in clear and explicit language and in terms which will make them effectively conform to the will of the people. (Continued on Page Five.) HOUSE SESSION Representatives Sworn in Xoon Today. at Speaker Brown Will Name House Committees. Promptly at no5n today Secretary of State Charles Sessions pounded on the speaker's table with a brand new gavel and brought to order the 1913 session of the house of representatives. Following prayer by Rev Charles M. Sheldon, Associate Justice Rosseau A. Burch administered the oath of of fice to the 125 members of the house. James W. Orr, of Atchison was call ed to the chair and the organization of the new legislature was completed. The big clock behind the speaker's desk had just registered high noon when Secretary of State Sessions stepped to the speaker's stand and announced the formal opening of the new legislature. Following a brief statement. Sessions called on Rev. Charles M. Sheldon to open the new session with prayer. Then., came the. Inauguration of the new members of the house. While Chief Justice William A. Johnston was ad ministering the oath to the senate members. Associate Justice Rousseau A. Burch performed the function in the house. In groups of twenty members each, the men who are to participate in the 1913 house session were called to the front of Representative hall to sub scribe to the oath of their new posi tion. As . Justice Burch ' administered the oath to the last group. Secretary Ses sions again stepped to the presiding officer's chair. He asked the legisla ture whom It would have for temporary chairman and James W. Orr was again called to the chair and completed the formal organization of the house. The proposition for a committee on committees in the house was defeat ed immediately following the final or ganization. This action came when the senate unanimously adopted aj resolution by Barrett of Pratt county, calling for the adoption of the 1911 house rules. Republican members held a second caucus just before the noon hour to day and voted almost unanimously to abide by the old house rles, permit ting Speaker Brown to name the i committees. It was this action which tended in a large way to prevent a di vision of the Democratic members concerning the committee proposition and to bring about a general agree ment permitting Brown to divide the patronage. At today's caucus the minority mem bers nominated Robert .Stone, of Shaw nee, as their candidate for speaker, j and at the same time Stone was made j minority floor leader. Clement L. Wil ! son. of Greeley county, was made mi nority candidate for speaker pro tern. ! Other minority nominees were: Clar- . i""'er. speaker pro tem; llrs - -d.na -rw. Postmistress. Associate Justice Clark A. Smith administered the oath of office to the and formally given the oath: Miles H. Mulroy, Ellis, speaker pro tem; Fred Snyder, . Smith Center, sergeant-at-arms: George S. Clark. Wichita, chief clerk; James Cassin, Pittsburg, postmaster; Rev. C. A. Finch, Topeka, chaplain. A resolution by Orr then put the Republicans on the north side of the house for the first time In many legis lative sessions. The senate had but a few minutes previously notified the house that it was in session, but because the formal organization had not been completed, the message was temporarily tabled. In the preliminary organization Miles Mulroy of Ellis acted as chief clerk and W. W. Gordon of Wyandotte offi ciated as assistant chief clerk. Then came the final organization and at a few minutes before 2 o'clock, Carroil of Leavenworth offered a reso lution notifying the senate that the house was ready for business. In their organization the Democrats had retracted in their original plana for a committee on committees. And then they set another precedent. Per haps for the first time in the hirtory of a Kansas legislative session, there was applause following prayer. Kev. Charles M. Sheldon, who offered pray er for the house members, solemnly hoped that the members in their legis lative deliberations would fear God rather than their constituents. It was the sentiments of Rev. Sheldon's pray er that called for the evidence of ap preciation. W. Jj, Brown Assumes Speakership. As soon as the vote on speaker was announced and W. L. (Iron jaw) Brown was made the presiding officer of the house, the Kingman man be gan his speech of acceptance In which he paid tribute to Kansas Democracy and pleaded for harmony In the com ing session. Brown asked the wiping away of the north and south line, the dividing point in the legislative cham ber between the majority and the mi nority members. The Kingman man asked and pleaded for sane, sensible legislation, the kind that will make the 1913 session worthy of a page In Kansas history. Mr. Brown said: "I deeply appreciate this, the great est honor of my life, from your hands, with more gratitude than idle words can express," said Brown in opening his speech. "This branch of our leg islative body, fresh from the people, brings with it every promise made to the party and the force of all the peo ple of this great commonwealth. It is not a gathering in the interests of any party, sect or creed but simply an ex pression from all the counties of this, the greatest agricultural state in the Union, represented, not alone by this, but by our manufacturers, mining in dustries, internal improvement and the different arteries of trade. All these interests, so vital to our state, are only asking fair treatment at your hands. Not alone these the men who command the wealth but the hum blest citizen as well. "Each of you gentlemen was elected, bv some Dolitical party on the plat form on which you are bound to stand and make good every promise con tained therein. All of your plat forms have but one trend and inter pretation and that is the greatest good to the greatest number. Knowing these facts, as your speaker, I shall try to do my utmost to represent this idea. There will be no 'north' or south' side of the hall in this legis lative body or in the treatment of its membership as far as I am concern ed, reserving the right to stay by the promises and principles of the party which gave me my credentials, yet, looking far above this, to the best in terests of all our people. As a mem ber of this house I shall not overlook the fact that every man has the same rights on this floor as have I. "Viewed from a financial standpoint you gentlemen, who have left your homes, are not valued highly by this great state yet the reward of having done something which has made the lot of our fellowmen easier; which has purged society of some of the evils (Continued on Pace Two.) PAYNE AT HEAD Topekan Made General Bonus Supervisor A. T. & S. F. Started Railway Work in This City 25 Years Ago. - It is stated on good authority In Santa Fe railway circles this afternoon that Benjamin T. Payne, general bonus inspector of the road," will be appoint ed general bonus supervisor tomorrow. The notice of the appointment will come tonight from John Purcell, as sistant to the vice president, it is said. Payne is one of the Topeka-made Santa Fe officials. He' started with the road in this city twenty-five years ago and has been here most of the time since that date. He was once of fice boy, then apprentice, and at the time the bonus was established on the Santa Fe seven years ago he was mo tive power accountant. His appointment today places him at the head of the bonus work on the Santa Fe system. It is an important position and will be filled by an ef ficient and experienced man. J. E. Epler, now with the C. & E. I. rail road, held this office formerly. JOHN P. COLE DIES Well Known Merchant Is Vic tim of Heart Trouble. Came to Kansas at Close of Civil War. John P. Cole, one of the oldest resi dents of the city, died at his home at lllo Kansas avenue of heart trouble this morning. Mr. Cole will be remem bered as a veteran grocery man who conducted his business on Second and Kansas avenue for many years. John P. Cole was the son of Joseph Cole, a Frenchman, and his mother was a daughter of Commodore Patten of civil war fame. He was born in Port land. Me., March 31, 1834. He lived there a few years, moved to Newport, Mass., and later he enlisted in the United States navy. He served there until August 18, 1868. when he was discharged as an ensign. He came to Topeka immediately and started in the laundry business, locat ing between first and Second streets on Kansas avenue. A few months la ter he quit" this and engaged in the wholesale and retail grocery business. He retired from this business In the early nineties. He was then employed as city sales man for the Blankes Company and held this position until three years ago. He was required to retire at that time on account of ill health. He is survived by his wife, one son, John Patten Cole, of La Junta. Colo., and a stepson. W. E. King, who Is employed by the public utilities com mission. The funeral will be announced later. Community Banking Pays. Great Bend, Kan.. Jan. 14. Com munity banking was well illustrated in this county last week at the annual meeting of the directors of the Farm ers and Merchants bank of Pawnee Rock. Of the 4 5 persons owning stock in the bank, 35 were in attend ance and the bank voted a 15 per cent dividend, increased its surplus fund and then added to its undivided prof its through its net earnings. Weather Forecast for Kansas. Local Storms tonight and Wednes day. Warmer tonight. SENATES READY Spent Only One Hoar at Jioon to Organize. jL. P. King of Winfield Is Presi dent Pro Tem. INGALLS WAS DEHORNED Burt Brown Wins for Secretary of the Senate. Committees and Chairmen Are Named. President pro tem L. p King, Win field. Secretary Burt Brown, Lawrence. Sergeant-at-Arms John R. Taylor, Atch ison. Postmistress Miss Augusta Dusane, La bette. Chaplain Rev. H. J. Corwin, Topeka. The Democratic senators, after an all morning meeting today, proceeded to the organization of the senate, elected their officers In rapid fire action, de horned Lieutenant-Governor Ingalls, chose their own committees and com mitteemen, appropriated the seats In the sunny south territory of the cham ber and proceeded to make themselves comfortable for the next fifty days. Only once did the minority Republi cans In the senate make an objection. Then the Democrats, chastising them selves for overlooking the Republicans, took It upon themselves to name two members of the committee on rules and the procession proceeded without hindrance. The organization of the senate was completed In one hour at noon today. Lieutenant-Governor Ingalls declared the body In order, the gavel sounded, Dr. Edwin Locke, of the First Metho dist church, Topeka, Offered prayer and the 1913 session was on. Tom Botkin, assistant secretary of state read the certified list of elected senators, and the members were sworn In, by blocks of ten. William M. Price, senator from Greenwood county, was selected tem porary secretary on motion of Senator Carney of Cloud county. The dehorning of the lieutenant governor as a power in the naming of committees was made official when Senator Bowman announced the com mittee on rules. Following the pro cess of deiiornment by the senator from Anderson county. President In galls laughed and said to the senate: "So I am dehorned." No one denied the allegation. In his haste, to whip up the horses on the band wagon. Senator Bowman overlooked .to namr.V single. Republi can on the rules committee. Senator Stavely arose and-protested, pleading representation on, this rules organiza tion. Senator Carey, of Reno, another Re publican supported Stavely in his ob jection and before the chair- could make amends, the Democratie spokes man accepted the amendment with apologies. Then the lieutenant gover nor was given permission to name the two Republicans he selected Senators Stavely and Carey. The rules committee: McMillan of Ottawa. Davis of Bourbon, King of Cowley, Waggener of Atchison, Bow man of Anderson, Carey of Reno and Stavely of Osage. Senator Shouse, the handsome Ken tuckian from Edwards and a score or more of other counties in the west, took the or for the first time In the Republican senate and suggested that a roll call be taken that the senate would know officially of the presence of a quorum. Senator Carey thought it would be a waste of time to call roll when it was known that all the members were present through the swearing In pro cess. The senate agreed and Senator Shouse withdrew his suggestion. Senator Milton of Wyandotte nomi nated L. R. King of Cowley county for president pro tem. As a matter of form Senator Stavely placed the name of James Troutman of Shawnee before the body. The vote on roll call netted King all of the Democratic votes with the exception of the can didate himself he voted for Trout man. Senator Stanton, the Socialist from Crawford county, voted with the Democrats. All of the Republicans with the exception of Senator Trout man voted for Troutman. He was kind enough to vote for King. The Wyandotte senator then nomi nated Burt Brown for secretary of the senate. No other nominations and Brown was elected by acclamation. Once more the Wyandotte spokes man nominated this time Miss Au gusta Dusane of Labette for post mistress. Again no opposing nomina tions. Judiciary B. P. Waggener, of Atch ison. Ways and means Jouett Shouse. Railroads, telephone, telegraph and corporations Harry McMillan, Minne apolis. Federal relations, state affairs, irri gation, drainage James Malone, Hern don. Assessment, taxation Henry Gray. Luray. Cities of first-class Frank Nigh swonger, Wichita. Second and third-class cities B. E. Wilson, Williamstown. Education and educational institu tions A. B. Carney, Concordia. Agriculture, manufacturing, indus tries H. F. Sutton. St. John. Banks and banking J. D. Joseph, Whitewater. Insurance W. M. Price, Madison. Charitable and penal institutions J. W. Howe, Abilene. Roads - and bridges Paul Klein. Iola. Temperance and hygiene J-. M. Hinds, Mound Valley. Live stock, fish, game J. M. Davis, Bronson. Congressional, judicial, . legislative apportionment N. L. Bowman, Gar nett. Mines, mining, oil, gas -F. W. Stan ton, .Mulberry. Labor James M. Meek, Centralia. Claims, accounts L. P. King, Win field. . Commerce George Nixon. Peck. Employment I. M. Hinds, Mound Valley. UTTERSJIS DEFI Says None but "Progressives" Shall Go on Guard. Governor Wilson Outlines His Policy for the Future. IS IN AN OPTIMISTIC MOOD Does Not Expect Any Division in Party Councils. He Has Visions of a Political Millennium. Trenton, N. J., Jan. 14. Governor Wilson, for whom the majority of the states in the Union yesterday officially cast their electoral votes for the presi dency, proclaimed In a speech to the New Jersey presidential electors that he interpreted his election as the dis tinct expression of the progressive im pulses of the country. "I shall not be acting as a partisan when I pick out progressives and only progressives, to aid me," the governor said in analyzing the spirit that he declared had produced his election. The governor predicted no division in the councils of the Democratic party, but foresaw solidarity. "These Democrats," he said, "who hitherto have been slow to align themselves with the progressive banner of the party are everywhere' yielding. The business men of the country, too are swinging around to an unselfish and broader view of the duties to the people." The speech was delivered at a luncheon given for the electors by the Democratic state committee, just be fore the official ballot -was cast. It was the last Dr. Wilson is scheduled to make before his inauguration. "I feel that It would be unbecoming in me," he said, "to make a speech today. Some men have been slow to observe but the majority of us have seen that the people of the United States have taken a definite choice. I happen to be one of the Instruments through whom that choice is ex pressed, but I am for the time, and that choice is for the long future. The people of the United States have turned their faces In-a definite direc tion and any party, any man who does not go with them in that direc tion they will reject and they ought to reject. "Therefore, in looking forward to the responsibilities that I am about to assume, I feel first, last and all the time that I am acting in a representa tive capacity. I am bidden to inter pret as well as I can the purposes of the peopleo the United States and to act, so far as my choice determines, the action only through the instru mentality of persons who also repre sent that choice. I have given bonds, my sacred honor is involved and noth ing more could be involved. There fore, I shall not be acting as a par tisan when I pick out progressives and onlv progressives. I shall be act ing as a representative of the people of this country. And, therefore, it is a matter of supreme pleasure to me to find in every direction, as I turn about from one group of men to an other, that men's minds and men's consciences and men's purposes are yielding to that great Impulse that now moves the whole people of the United States. A United Party. "I do not foresee any serious divi sion of counsel In - the Democratic party as a national body. On the con trary, I find every evidence of solidar ity I see every evidence that men who have not hitherto yielded their argument to the movement of the age are now about to yield their argument. I will not say their will. They do not seem to be acting under compulsion they are beginning to yield their ar gument to the common judgment of the nation. Because I find in discuss ing: Questions of business contrary to the impression which prevails in some editorial rooms that in speaking to men of business I am speaking to men whose vision is swinging around to the path which the nation has marked out for itself. "This nation is full of - honorable men who have been engaged in large business in a way which they thought they were permitted to do, both by their conscience and the laws. But thev have had their eyes closed to their ledgers; they have had their energies so absolutely absorbed that they have not until the nation spoke loud, raised their eyes from their books and papers and seen how the things they were doing stood related to the fortunes of mankind. "Now they are beginning to see these relationships and as they see these relationships they are beginning to feel the refreshment of men who look away from a particular task and extending their eyes to the fortunes of men lying outside their usual ken, beyond their touch the great bodies of men who would along with them hope and struggle and achieve. I be lieve that I am not mistaken in see ing these new purposes come into the hearts of men who have not permitted themselves hitherto to see what they now look upon. i "Men are finding that they will be bigger business men, as they will spend some of their brains on some thing to do with themselves, and that the more you extend the use of your energy the more energy you have got to spend even upon your own affairs. Doesn't Fight for Fun. "I suppose some people have the idea that I love to fight just for the fun of it. Now that is not in the least my temperament. I am really a very tame, amenable person, but I do love to feel in my blood the splendid satis faction of fighting for something, something that is bigger than my?Tf and trying for the time at least to think I am as big as the thing I am figting for. That is solid satisfaction when I find the nation is thawing out toward the Democratic party and more and more coming to believe that the Democratic party can do the things which- the country has been waiting for, then I enjoy the immense satisfaction of being part of a thing that is so much bigger than I am, that I can dream at any rate, that I am taking my own measure by the thing I belong to. "Now that Is the kind of thought we are permitted to indulge In today, swearing allegiance to one another that we are not Koine to allow our selves or anything we are connected with to be caught in the old entangle ments any more. That Is what I have sworn to. And the enterprise Is easy, because as I told some gentlemen In Chicago, we have asked for and obtain ed a change of venue. The Jury 1" no now the elected jury that was always to be summoned and always consisted of the same persons but it is a Jury consisting of all the people of the United States and that Jury will stand by all to the last ditch. "And with that Jury back of you, you can smile at . all the gentlemen who meet In corners and in private rooms and arrange to beat you. The thing cannot be arranged. The game cannot be set up. Because all the walls are taken down now and you are out in the open. If you want to set up your game, come here in the center of the ring and let us see you set It up. And If It Is the right kind of set ting up, you will not mind setting it up here In our presence and In the presence by representation of tha rest of the people of the United States. ' SEN ATE IS WITH HIM. Leaders Say They Win Back Up Wil son's Program. Washington, Jan. 14. President elect Wilson's declaration at Trenton that he would pick only progressives for the work of the new administra tion brought from Democratic leaders of the senate today a statement that the new president would have the sup port of a united Democratic majority in the senate when he began his presi dential term. Efforts to unite the Democrats with the control virtually given - to the progressives have been so far so successful that leaders pre dict there will be no open break In the organization of the new senate. The reorganization element wl.l. It Is understood, yield the chairmanships of committees to the older senators entitled to them by rank; but will In sist upon a full voice In tha control of each committee and In the selection of its members. Senators Martin and Hoke Smith, recognized as the leaders of the Democrat forces in the senate both refused to see In the remarks of the president-elect any especial refer ence to the situation in the senate and both predicted a harmonious settle ment of all differences In that body. "I don't understand why any Dem ocrat could be surprised at the declar ration of Governor Wilson that he Is In accord with the progressive policies of the day," said Senator Martin. "I am sure he will find the Democratic party In the senate solidly with him in the views he expressed. I certain' ly know of no dissent from them." . Senator Smith said: "I do not apprehend any discord among the Democrats of the senate. I believe a harmonious plan of reor ganization will be adopted, practically doing away with the old hard and fast rules of seniority and yet recognizing the values and services of those who have been for a long time In the sen ate." TRUSKETT IS SANE Niece of Oil Man Slayer Circu lates Pardon Petition. Neeley's Slayer Jfot Crazy, Prison Doctor Says. Independence, - Kan., Jan. 14. Elsie Truskett, niece of A. A. Truskett, slayer of John Neeley, president of the Wich ita Gas company, was here today cir culating a petition for the release of Truskett from the ward of the crim inal Insane at Lansing to which he was sentenced by JuCge Flannelly fol lowing the verdict of not guilty because of insanity returned by the fourth jury that tried him. The prison physician has declared him sane. IS GETTING WARMER. The Mercury Climbed Thirty-Two De grees Today. The mercury climbed thirty-two de grees between six o'clock this morning and two o'clock this afternoon. The minimum temperature was recorded at six o'clock three degrees above zero. A southerly wind blowing at a twelve mile pace started the quicksilver soar ing. The temperatures for the day have averaged but five degrees below nor mal. Local rain or snow is predicted for to night or Wednesday, but according to "Sunny" Flora, the local observer there Is Just a bare chance of escaping the precipitation altogether. At any rate it will be warmer. The hourly readings: 7 o'clock 5 11 o'clock 22 12 o'clock.. ......27 1 o'clock 32 2 o'clock 37 8 o'clock 8 9 o'clock 12 10 o'clock 16 ELMER DYE IS HERE. Old Time and Well Known Sixth Dis trict Democrat. - Elmer Dye of Logan, Phillips coun ty, is here today to attend the opening ing session of the legislature. He is one of the Sixth district Democrats of the old school. He has long been prominent in politics in his section of the state, and now that the Democrats come into their own it Is said that Mr. Dye will be named postmaster for his home town. He was associated with former Congressman Reeder in many business enterprises. Mr. Dye says that Mr. Reeder is doing well on the Pacific coast, where he went soon after the election of 1910. MARRIED CADET BACK West Point. N. Y., Jan. 14. Elmer E. Adler, of Billings, Mont., the cadet Who ran away a week ago to marry Florence E. Davis in Tarrytown, Is under arrest here today, having voluntarily returned to face charges of absence without leave. He has been stripped of his rank as sergeant, but the military academy au thorities have refused to accept the letter of resignation which he submitted as Adler Is not of age. He will be allowed to continue work with his classes until Commandant Sladen learns from the ofli- I cials at Washington just what action j should be taken in his case. . LOVE ME?SIGN UP Massachusetts Man Would End Breach of Promise. Professional Heartbreakers Arouse Solon to Action. HE HAS LOVERS' CONTRACT Blackmail Will End if Bill Passes, He Says. Proposals for Marriage Must Be Written and Filed. State of Massachusetts, ss. County of Suffolk, LIFE PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT A HTTPT JT rTP AilnirinrtrxTn. . . . -w v-i.j.iAi.A-i a, uimii in. thirteenth day of January. A. D.t one ,u,JO uuiiurea maa uwiwn, oe- tween Romeo Montague, party of the first part, and Juliet Capulet, party of the second part, as follows: The said parties above named do agree to become copartners in life, to better carry on the business of living, and by these DT.SAnt dn . n i a 1 i.i i partners together, under and by the name or firm of Mr. and Mrs. Romeo Montagua, with rights to Increase the firm member ship by taking In new copartners, lao said parties agree that their oopaj-;-nership shall begin the first day of June, luunaun uuia uuiiana ua thirteen, and continue until death or di vorce do them part. And it is agreed that they shall and Will M All mnm rfiiin. I J . nershlp bear, pay and discharge equally between them all rents and other ex penses that may be required for the sup port and management of said business of living; and all loas that shall happen to their said Joint business by 111 oonunodl- borne and paid between them. n-nu Ausot vnat, etc Boston, Jan. 14. The foregom may become the last word or words In wooing. There's not the light est bit of romance In the doings and undoings of a state legislature, it seems. Comes now before the solons of staid Massachusetts a horrid old bill dealt at whimsical and money mad adventurers and adventuresses. But while a sure carbolic acid for such, persons. It will take bended knees, dim lights and moonlight strolls com pletely out of the 1914 revised version of "How to Make Love." And Is His Name Prime or Prim? The bill, it's the handiwork of one Winfield T. Prime, representative, of Worcester, was Introduced In the state legislature. .Now, Mr. Prime would do away with mercenary breach of promise. These clever girls who coax an unsuspecting swain into their net, make him confess that he's mad ly in love and force him- to propose marriage, then wait for the victim's passion to cool and sue for a healthy breach of promise reward, surely would be thwarted by the legislation. For Mr. Prime's bill calls for mar riage proposals to be made In writing and to be properly filed. Can you imagine Leander approach ing Concertina in this fashion: "Dearest I am desirous of obtain ing your signature to a partnership contract as party of the second part. Let us fly to the recorder's office and become officially betrothed." "Ah! Juliet With a Fountain Pea.' Then, too, perhaps you can picture Romeo clambering up a porch to the balcony where Juliet awaits, only to produce a legal form and a fountain pen and beg of her in Shakespearean terms to sign up. Mr. Prime believes in his MIL and he's undoubtedly right about the drop It has on the professional heartbreak er, and maybe the really lovesick could stand it. "Through this bill," he said, "I pro pose to eliminate a number of most undesirable situations and to carry through a serious aim. Maybe you have noticed that next to playing the stock market and selling de luxe books one of the favorite ways for getting rich among American people seems to be through the breach of promise suit. I think this needs as much attention as the trusts." What Mr. Prima believes the law. If enacted, would bring about is this: Adventuresses would find themselves balked unless the young man had written the young woman a declara tion of his Intention to marry her. Furthermore, all possible attempts at blackmail would be effectually blocked by this new legal barrier. TODAY IN CONGRESS. Army Appropriation BUI Is Reported to the House. Washington, Jan. 14. Senate conven ed at noon. Senator McLean urged passage of bill for (protection of migra tory birds. W. W. Wlnkfleld told cam paign funds investigating committee how Archbold letters were obtained. Indian affairs committee approved a resolution authorizing department ot justice to investigate the case of Crow Indians in Montana. House convened at noon. Resumed debate on postofnee bill. Army appropriation bill carrying $93,830.17 was reported. Metal schedule tariff re vision hearing was continued before ways and means committee. Festus J. Wade told banking and currency com mittee country could never have a sound monetary system without a cen tral bank. Consideration of six-year presiden tial term resolution was begun. Senator Pomerene Introduced Joint resolution to amend constitution to provide different method for conduct ing minor impeachment trials. Senator Gore introduced bill to In crease membership of supreme court to eleven. Bill to amend Panama canal act so as it eliminate provision for free pass age of American coastwise .shipping introduced by Senator Root. Resolution to direct President Taft to Invite foreign nations to join Inter national agreement for migratory birds introduced by Senator Root. Chairman Pujo of money trust com mittee announced he hoped to con clude hearing this week. Interstate commerce commission an nounced program of hearings on in terstate commerce matters.