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THE TOPEKA DAILY STATE JOURNAL TUESDAY EVENING- JANUARY 14, 1913-
HODGES TO LEGISLATURE. (Continued from Page Onf.) I also recommend that you submit I to tha people of this state an amend- ; ment to the constitution providing for quadrennial election of state and county officers. Our elections are a matter of great expense, not only to the public, but to candidates, and in ; mv opinion the public interest will be . served bv relief from frequent politi- j cal agitation. Whether disqualifica tion to hold office two successive call your attention to the report made by the state highway engineer, that about $5,000,000 is spent- annually for road work in our state and only a trace of such road work is permanent. Our state needs permanent dirt roads, and an advanced step has been taken the nast two years through the influ ence of the Good Roads association and th Oood Roads Magazine. The mattpr of development of our public highways is so vitaj to our state that I can not too highly recommend this imnnrtant sublect for your further consideration. I am more than pleased that the state at large la awake to the f the erection of rock or terms should be added, I leave to your j concrete bridges, and I congratulate wisdom I believe in state aid in building roads and bridges. and recommend that an amendment to section 8 of article 11 of the constitution be sub mitted to the people, which shall read as follows: "The state shall never be a party the state that so many permanent bridges of that construction have heen erected during the past two I call vour attention to the fact that a decision of the supreme court has made our grain inspection laws inoffprtivp That our farmers ana l"fZ'.on?JZJ&im l"a men may be given protection in improvement, except highways anu bridges." In this connection i can our iLe.. ...... Eran inspection law be tion to the fact that Dut inree cuihu- i --- tilt i,. rial nmonrimpnlS can DC SUDinillcu the grading of their grain, and in the matter of weights, 1 recommend uiai at a general election. I have recom- tr.ended four. The initiative and referendum and the recall amend ments are imperatively demanded by the people and pledged by you. What the other amendment submitted shall be I leave to- your wisdom without the expression of choice by me. Urges Thompson's Election. I call the especial attention of the Democratic members of this legisla ture to the fact that the election of United States senators by direct vote of the people is a fundamental doc trine of our party. No matter whether you signed statement Number One or not, your personal preference must not stand in the way of your party obligation to cast your vote for the candidate who received a plurality of votes in the state for United States senator at the recent general election. I therefore urge every Democratic member of this legislature to vote for William H. Thompson for United States senator. The complications growing out of the recent election point to the neces sitv for change in our election laws. While I adhere to my faith in the sys tem of nominations by primary elec tions. I feel that our present primary law is unsatisfactory and inadequate. It is cumbersome and expensive. Mem bers of one party, or of no party, may and have taken part in the nomina tion of the candidates of a party with which they have never affiliated. This is wrong, and should be remedied by some sort of registration in which party affiliation is declared a reason able time in advance of the primary. Wants Massachusetts Ballot Law. I also recommend the adoption of the "Massachusetts form of ballot," for which I contended at the last two sessions of the Kansas legislature. This seems an opportune time to make the change, inasmuch as at least 250,000 women, most of whom have never before cast a ballot, will vote at the next general election. This will greatly increase the vote in every pre cinct, and I recommend that you make provision by law to facilitate the counting of the vote, either by means of double election board or otherwise. It has for years been a matter of complaint in this state that mortgages held by nonresidents, on property in this state, escaped taxation. To rem edy this, the legislatures of 1909 and 1911 passed recording mortgage tax laws, which were vetoed by my dis tinguished predecessor. I call your attention to the fact that every Re publican. Progressive and Democrat in this legislature was elected on plat forms pledging the enactment of such law. I therefore recommend that you pass such a law at the earliest moment consistent with orderly pro cedure. I recommend the unconditional re peal of the present inheritance tax law. For Rock Roads. Four years ago the legislature passed an enactment that provided for the optional building of rock roads and a self-assessment by the petition ers for the payment of the same. There is a limited area where there is need of macadamized roads. This is chiefly in the eastern part of the state, where truck gardeners, dairy men and small fruit farmers market their products daily. In such locali ties a number of roads have been built and the wisdom of the enact ment has been made apparent. In every instance the land abutting upon the improved roadway has increased In value from three to five times the cost per acre of such road work, thus further justifying the enactment. 1 All parties, in their platforms, nave nr-nmicoH the enactment of certain enumerated laws for the protection of labor and laboring men. i urge you to make good these promises by ap leeislation. The safeguard ing of the lives and health of the men who work in mine, factory or other hazardous employment, the more rigid - t.m.t of the child labor law. and an enlargement of the power of the bureau of labor and industry are measures to which I invite your spe cial attention. State Publication School Books. I recommend to your attention the platform declarations of the Demo-, cratio and Republican parties on the subject of the state publication of school textbooks, and I advise that you make careful inquiry as to the ex pense of such undertaking, and also as to whether the state has power to engage in it without an amendment to our fundamental law. If in your wisdom such an enactment would be constitutional, then I recommend that this legislature make suitable appropri ations for the establishment of a state plant to carry on this work in order that the state may be prepared to furnish school textbooks when our con tract for common school textbooks ex pires four years hence. I strongly favor the state publication of school textbooks and their, distribution by the state at actual cost Offer Extended for Today and Tomorrow Only FREE Extra Pants or (Vriiuinc Hwtrlo Seal Fur Cap With every Suit or -Overcoat to order at We couldn't Sfltnrdav." handle the crowds on Hundreds were turned away, but we are ready today. Plenty of Fur Caps and Extia Pants. Come early. Get a Scotch Wooloa Mills made-to-measure suit regular $26 and $30 value and a $5 Cap or Extra Pants, all for $15. Santa Fe men, get in on this. Open tomorrow evening. Original Tailors. Tom. C. Powell. Mgr. 5S2 KANSAS AVE. Copyright L. S. In the matter of contingent funds. recommend that the governor's contin gent fund be reduced from $10,000 per annum to S5.000. and that all other or ficial contingent funds be scrutinized by you and reduced to what is rea sonablv necessary. I reoemmend. how ever, that the attorney general be given a contingent fund of 110.000 per annum as heretofore. The Prohibitory Law. I shall hold sheriffs, county attorneys and mayors of cities responsible for the strict enforcement of the prohibi tory law in their respective jurisdic tions, and I will co-operate with the attorney general in seeing that they do their duty. I regard money spent in the enforcement of the prohibitory law as a good investment, and I will not be a party to any false economy which might tend to hamper the chief law officer of the state in his efforts to en force it. There is a general feeling that Our statutes are cumbered with many use less laws and that they contain manj conflicting provisions. I therefore rec ommend that you provide for a com mission to prepare a revision and codi fication of our laws and present it for the consideration of the legislature a-t its next regular session. I would urge that all laws passed by you be drafted in clear, simple lan guage, so definite that they can be readi ly understood. It is a travesty on justice that laws are drafted in such an ambiguous manner that they re quire interpretation by expert lawyers to determine their meaning. I call your attention to the fact that the beds of the Kansas and Arkansas rivers and one-half of the bed of the Missouri river belong to the state, and I recommend that the general survey law be extended over these beds and the islands therein, with the right of appeal as in other cases, and that the executive council be given control of the sand, gravel and other products in the beds of these rivers. No Need for Jim Crow I .aw. There has been some agitation con cerning the enactment of a "Jim Crow" law in this state. I can see no reason for the enactment of such a law. and would regret that a bill of that character should even be intro duced. The depositors' bank guaranty law, now irrevocably a part of our bank ing system, has given entire satisfac tion and created a public confidence in the security of our state banks which it will be the especial care of this ad ministration to foster. Any act which will strengthen this feature of our banking laws will be cheerfully ap proved by me as governor. From personal knowledge I feel war ranted in saying that the National Guard of this state is not excelled in efficiency for field service by he guard of any other state. The regiments are composed of a high-grade body of young men, imbued with zeal and pa triotism and efficiently officered. The young men of this organization are con tributing not only of their fme but of their individual means to maintain the present high standard of the organ za- tion. They should be the pride of the state and are worthy of your legislative consideration. I call your attention to the appro priation made for the tuberculosis san atorium by the last legislature. I com mend this as an advanced step on he part of the state in looking to the fu ture health of our citizens. It will be a pleasant duty I am sure for the legisla ture to appropriate sufficient lunds to meet the requirements of this newly founded and what I feel will-become a highly commended additional health de partment of our state. Relief From Tax Burdens. The people of Kansas are looking to this legislature for relief from the bur dens of taxation. I have alrtady re commended the recording mortgage tax and the reducing of election ex penses by means of quadreni.ial elec tions. I now recommend that the office of state accountant be abolished md the work of that office imnnseri unon the auditor of state, and that he be ' given an additional assistant for that ! purpose if necessary. In this manner the state will get just as effective serv ice at a greatly reduced cost. I also recommend that the office of livestock sanitary commissioner be combined with and made a part of the veterinary department of the State Agricultural College, and that the state veterinary be given such assistance as may be necessary. I believe the work can thus be accomplished with greater efficiency and at a greatly reduced cost to the state. To the same end I recommend that the present bureau of labor and in dustry, bureau of mining industries and the free employment bureau be abolished and a new bureau of labor and industry created,- which shall combine these three activities, with en larged powers, under a commissioner of labor and industry to be appointed by the governor, by and with the con sent of the senate, until the next gen eral election, at which time and at every general election thereafter said commissioner shall be elected by the people. This will not only promote ef ficiency and reduce expenses, but it will elevate the department of labor to the high rank of other elective state offices, and give all the laboring men of the state a voice in the choice of the head of this department. I recommend that you scrutinize the necessity for inspectors In the various departments and allow only such number as are necessary for the efficient carry ing on of the work of each. For Boards of Control. I believe that a classification of the various state institutions and the placing of them under the management of three boards will result in a great saving to the taxpayers, not only in the cost of ac ministration but in the cost of mainten ance, and I am sure their efficiency will be increased. I therefore recommend that all the state educational institutions, including the School for the Deaf and tee. School for the Blind, De placed unoer management of a board of regents con sisting of three members, who shall d. paid a reasonable salary and devote all their time to the interests or the state. In addition to looking after these schools this board mieht well be made hoaxii of efririencv and economy, to In vestigate conditions at state institutions and report to the executive and me legis lature where duplications may be avoided efficiency increased ana expense nuum-. ized. T also reoommend that the State Sol diers' Home at Dodge City, the Mother RirlterHvk Home and all other benevo lent institutions, except the School for the Deaf and the School for the Blind, de nlaeed under the management of the board of control. I also recommend that all the state rvennl arm reformatorv institutions. In cluding the Industrial School for Boys nnH thA Industrial School for Girls, b9 nlacerl tinder the management and con trni of s tienal hoard of three members, who shall receive a salary of S1.000 each per annum and all actual and necessary expenses. , sin- the last session of the legislature rit-o us Heati-rived some of the buildings at the State Home for tne f eewe minueu at Winfield, and the Industrial .rceiomm tnrv at Hutchinson. I recommend that suitable appropriations be made to re nio tiio hntlriines with their equiy ments. I Would also recommend a sult annrnnriatlon for buildings and equipment at the new State Insane hos pital at Larned. The Apprporiations. t .all v-onr attention to the appropria tions asked for by our benevolent and orinr-nHotini institutions. The educational institutions alone are asking J2.324.SH more than was allowed them by the last legislature. I am constrained to recom mend to you, that while the efficiency of all these institutions should be kept in mind, and the Kansas standard main tained, you should exercise the utmost care and judgment in determining their nooHa tvt cnoi eitizen of this common wealth wants to impair the usefulness of our public institutions, wnemer oeuevv. lent or educational: but after scanning ni fOT-ofulK- eonsiderine their demands, i nm nulte "clear that the appropriation of such vast sums is altogether out of the question. I believe that you will find on invuHntlnn that there are many dupli cations of work in our state educational institutions, that s0me departments are of little or no value, and that some cost more than thev are worth to tne state. In another part of this message. I have recommended the consolidation of the different educational boards. With such a board I believe these objectionable foatnres will be eliminated. With the. ir. formation now at hand, I do not recorr- .,,i Qnv ann-rnnriations for new build i oi r.ni- diirtional Institutions. In v, -igtinr of maintenance funds, I rec ommend that these institutions be treated fairly, but not witn proaiganty. ue p nio riomanrt eennomv. and I know of no v, r-ir- these, institutions can rei der the state than by setting an examp'e of reasonable economy in tne aanumnra- tion of tneir own annua. n.riiv InvMtierate the needs of these institutions and deal justly by both the schools and taxpayers. T-tio-V. cf-hnn Visitation IS COHIUIK state. 1 am Informed, wen over -u.wv a in salaries, imvv nm, -ai- " clerk hire and oreice expenses. - opinion of many competent to judge tius system of high school visitation is use less. If this is true tne system snuum un abolished. State Employees Must Be on Job. I recommend that no state, officer, elec tive or appointive, be paid for time spent in other than the performance of his of ficial duties, with the exception of the al lowance of such vacations, not oftener than once each year, as the legislature may decide upon. I am sincerely gratified to report to you that our utilities law is a great success and that it needs only slight amendment, if any. In the hands of broad gauged it will continue to be an instrument of the highest value for the development and upbuilding of the state. Under its Hdnn hntl neonle and public service corporations are adequately protected and antagonisms eradicated. I call tne attention ui m ' this legislature to tne pledges iiiaue ... . i, vorimis nartv olatforms to which j have not specifically referred, and reiter ate what I have said about the obliga tions of legislators to observe the terms of their contract with the people. I be lieve that this legislature will conscien tiously endeavor to keep faith with the electorate, and that wnen tms session is over and vou return to your homes your constituency will feel satisfied with the work vou have accompusneu. wayci- fully submitted, REAL ESTATE MEN They Opened Their Convention Here Today. President Zirkle's Speech Feature. GEO. H. HODGES. Governor. WaKeeney Men in Race for Office, YVakeenev, the county seat of Trego county, is after two offices by the aid of the national and state Democratic ad ministrations. John W. Phares desires a position on the board of control, and W. N Larabee aspires to the appointment o deputy revenue collector. Both are fitteJ for the positions they wish, being well recommended, and having held county offices in an entirely satisfactory manner Gaylord Editor Is Here on Visit. Mr. and Mrs. L. R. Meadows of Gay lord. Kan., are spending several days m Topeka. Mr. Meadows is owner and pub lisher of the Gaylord Sentinel and the Ceoar Enterprise. He and his wife oc cupied front seats at the inaugural exer cises and attended the reception at the state house last evening. State organization and the licensing of real estate agents, are the two things that will do away with the I land shark and the "curbstoner." ac : cording to Charles I. Zirkle. of Gar- I den City, .president of the Kansas As- I sociation of Real Estate Agents. In his annual address given this morning before the members of the state association in connection with" their annual meeting being held in the rooms of the Commercial club, Mr. Zir kle told of the "misfits" in the ranks of the realty men. El H Charles I. Zirkle of Garden City, Presi dent or jvansas Association or Heal Estate Agents. "We have two classes of misfits among us," he said. "They tend to ! discredit our business; they are the ! landshark and the curbstoner. The I latter is almost invariably a knocker. a pessimist, a parasite, a thief: the ! other is a fake optimist, a base liar, j a robber, and a disgrace to our pro fession. The curbstoner says that he sells land at owner's price, and then stealthily watches your offices and steals your customers, whom you have perchance interested by the expendi ture of large sums of money. The land shark-spends money lavishly in false advertising matter, then herds his cus tomer and shows him one tract of land and sometimes sells him another. Let us make this the greatest or ganization in the state of Kansas. Give us the man who will associate . with his competitors, and we will show you a man who is continuously and I vigorously working for his country's i best interests. The man who refuses I to be sociable with a. rival in business for no reason whatever, other than envy, is never found- in the ranks of the real boosters. H 'This association was a remarkable success in its formation, and in the last three years has grown in a phe nomenal manner. Without funds nf- ficient to pay postage, without prestige, and without the encouragement of anybody except the charter members, we now have nearly 300 members and have attracted the attention not only of the whole state of Kansas, but of other states and the nation. Your pres ident has delivered stereopticon lec tures, impartially, for Kansas and for every county represented -,.,!,,.,, charge from which Kansas has receiv ed advertising from the Atlantic to the ar-xiiu aim rrom the Gulf of Mexico far into the Dominion of Canada " The address of welcome was inroj i. mc morning session ry Mayor J. B. .Diuara. jine response was e-iven bv B. Bell, mayor of Doda-e r.itv Speakers on the program for thi af ternoon were E. E. Frizell, of Larned, Charles L. Simpson, of Kansas Citv' Mo.. C. M. Glover, of Nswinn t' R. Koontz, of Topeka. general' Dassen- ger agent of the Santa Fe. The session Wednesday will be devoted to business. xnis evening at seven o'clnolr a banquet will be served for the mem bers of the organization at the Elks club. The banquet is complimentary to new members, and old members with receipt for 1912 and 1913 dues paid in full. Following is the banquet program: Address of Toastmaster, J. H. Little LaCrosse. 'Some Points Kansas Real Estate Dealers May Well Emphasize." Hon. F. D. Coburn, Secretary Kansas State Hoard of Agriculture. Needed Legislation. Chas. I. Zirkle. Garden City. Further Development of Kansas " Prof. H. J. Waters. President Kansas Agricultural College. The Banker and the - Real Estate Man." Senator S. N. Brewster. Trnv. 'The Abstracter and the Real Estate Man.'' Representative Clement L. Wil son, Tribune. TO TRAIN IN VIRGINIA, Washington Team Will House as Hotel. Vse. Frat flDrJWI' Anticipating the fact that the shopmen who have no charge accounts at this store and didn't have the ready cash when this sale was inaugurated 10 days ago, and who would like to take advantage of this great $17 suit and overcoat sale and still feel that they were getting some of the real choice $30, $28 and $25 garments, FOR YOU we have re served purposely about 400 suits and overcoats which go on sale tomorrow for the first time. They are very, very choice patterns, very fine fabrics, unusually excellent qualities, and the very latest fashions of the famous Hart, Schaffner & Marx $30, $28, $25 and $22.50 Suits and Overcoats FOR Get Yours NOW! AH Sizes For regular, stouts, long and short stouts, short men, extra long men included. Semi-Annual Clearance of Manhattan, Earl & Wilson and Excello Shirts All that are left of our fall and winter finest shirts at the following re ductions. All $1.50 Shirts $1.15 All $2.00 Shirts $1.38 All $2.50 and $3.00 Shirts $1.88 All $3.50 Shirts $2.43 All $5.00 and $6.00 Shirts $3.85 lA Price Clearance Sale of Underwear White Cat genuine Cooper ribbed Union Suits, all firsts. All $1.50 White Cat Union Suits 75c All $2.00 White Cat Union Suits $1.00 All $2.50 White Cat Union Suits $1.25 All $3.00 White Cat Union Suits $1.50 All $4.00 White Cat Union Suits $2.00 All $5.00 White Cat Union Suits $2.50 All $6.00 White Cat Union Suits $3.00 Semi-Annual Clearance Sale of Lord & Taylor's "Onyx" Half Hose Fine 75c and 50c Silk and Silk lisle hose 35c Fine 35c and 25c Silk lisle and Cotton hose ......... 19c NOTICE: Washburn $5.00 Cordodger Shoes $3.85 Ajerhach Guette! i CLOTHING CoJr Open Wednesday Night Until Nine FRESH ROASTED Money Back If Xot Satisfactory Blend No. 7-9-11, per lb 30c Blend No. 16, per lb 5c Blend No. 4, per lb 40c Blend No. 3, per lb 4-c Blend No. 10, per lb ...50c Chas. McClintock TEA COFFEE CHIN A 815 Kansas Arc. Phone 749 Charlottesville. Va., Jan. 14. Clark Griffith, manager of the Washington Americans, It was announced today has ' completed arrangements whereby his team will engage in their early spring practice here. The deal was made pos sible by the Delta Chi fraternity of the University of Virginia, giving up its fraternity house to the Washington players for one month. Griffith will have 36 men in his squad, the batteries reporting March 1, the others a week later. The team trained here last year. JUDGE PORTER'S HOUSE Badly Damaged by Fire Early This Morning. An hour after midnight an alarm rang in at the fire department from 927 West ern avenue, the home of Justice Silas Porter. Fire companies 2 and 4 responded immediately, and found the roof of the large two-story dwelling shot with flames. The chief and his followers fought their way into the living room of the Porter house, which was choked with smoke. Chemicals were used extensively, and it was ascertained the blaze started in a fireplace of the first story. The firm 8 Daily Trains TO KANSAS CITY DOUBLE TRACK NO STOPS Lv. Topeka .r. Kan. City lljMsTW Lv. Kan Cio Arr. Topeka 4:20 a. m. 6:25 a. m. JiHWfft4 S n 5:45 a. m. 7:25 a. m. l&OfchS J? JJ f HZ n m 7 40 a. m. 9:25 a. m. IOK3 ' m- JJ 2 P- m' 2:25 v. m. 4:20 p. m. u-.sb a. m. 1:25 p. m. ?(; n m 510 p. m. Rail ina Sleamshlp rickets 6:10 p. m. 7:oo p. m, 6:15 n m 810 p. m. EVERYWHERE 8:00 p. m. 9:45 p. m. 7 35 d m. 9:30 p. m. C. E. BASC0M. C. P. A. 10:30 p. m. 12:15 a. m. 10:30 p. m. 12:30 a. m. Phona 4038 11:16 p. m. 1:00 a. m. spread through the walls to a closet di rectly above the living room, where cloth ing and linen were kept, then climbed to the roof. The fire was ably handled and did not spread to the other rooms. Members of the porter family were not obliged to oir rfui? in the snow, but occupied the hall while the fire was fought in the j back of the house. j Justice and Mrs. Porter spent the even- j ing away from home, and the- fire was discovered by one of the Porter children i immprlifltptv rane in an alarm. Chief Wilmarth estimates that the build ing which is the property of J. E. Frost, was damaged to the extent of 500. Loss to the porter family will probably amount to several hundred dollars. George Frost Is Married. George P. Frost, who was inducted into the office of marshal of the coun ty court yesterday morning, paid a visit to the office of Probate Judge Hugh MacFarland yesterday after noon and secured a marriage license. Iist night he was married to Daisy McAdoo. ft III Would You Save $1.00 Per Bbl. on Flour if so, See Plan Outlined in Wednesday's Journal. Rev. J. W. Waldron at the home of the latter, 510 North Park avenue. M. and Mrs. Frost are both well known in Topeka. Patron What took you so long with my eggs? Waiter Pardon the delay, sir: but The cauwooy was performed by the they were mislaid. Judge. Breathe Hyomei and Cure Catarrh No Cocaine, Opium or Harmful Drugs in Booth's Hyomei It's Nature's Own Remedy Here is a sure way to get rid of ! Catarrh; hawking, snuffling, and all misery caused by the Catarrh germs. Get a HYOMEI outfit today, follow the instructions and breathe five times a day deep into your lungs the germ I killing air through the little inhaler. At night Just before going to bed use the vapor treatment as directed. This treatment is prescribed by the best Catarrh Specialists in America and Eu rope to destroy Catarrh germs. Booth's HYOMEI is Australian Eucalpytus and other splendid autisop tics. A complete outfit which includes inhaler is 1.00; separate bottles, if the first does not entirely cure, can be ob tained for 50 cents, and money back if you are dissatisfied. Just breathe it no stomach, dosing. dv.