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IT IS EXPENSIVE "AN OLD OFFENDER" BY NELL BRINKLEY (Copyright, 1913, by Journal-American-Examiner.) LOYAL KANSAfJS A Trip to Washington to See Sons of the Sunflower State Celebrate Her Birthday Inaugural. And Ifot Much to See After With a Banquet at the "Waldorf Astoria, New York. Arrival. PRICES SH"T SKY HIGH SOME DISTINGUISHED GUESTS General Crozler and "Billy" Deford Make Speeches. For Room, Meals, Seats and Any Privileges. The Fodid and Circnmstance Many Well Known Jayhawkers Were in Attendance. Cut Short, Too. THE TOPEKA DAILY STATE JOURNAL SATURDAY EVENING-FEBRUARY 1, 1913- W&shinirton. Feb. 1. Advices from Kansas are that hundreds of Demo crats throughout the state are plan ning to come to Washington to see wit a wii.nn inaugurated as present -on March 4. From all ac counts more Sunflower statesmen and politicians will come here for this in duration than ever before in the history of the state's politics. Those who attend the inaugural i m,it necessarily come to the national capital fortified with a fat purse. This is tne auv' ". Umers here who know well u i wiles and ways of the hotels, cafes and boarding houses on such occasions to separate the visitor from all that he has in his jeans. Ordinarily, Wash ington is by far the most expensive city to live in in the country, but when a president is inaugurated prices of food and lodging are shot to the sky It is a general "holdup all around. Even hundreds of private houses are turned into dormitores and the price for a place to sleep is con sidered extortionate considering the conveniences and liberties offered If the weather is reasonably good In Washington on March 4, the in augural committee confidently antici pates the presence of something like 100,000 visitors on inauguration day. Jf such a crowd comes to the city on that day it will surpass any gathering here in twenty years. The crowds advertised to come here on occasions of the Inauguration of Cleveland, McKinley. Roosevelt and Taft were something like a hundred thousand, but the attendance upon neither of these occasions ever ex ceeded 25,000 people. Owing to 'the bad weather in Washington four years ago not more than 10,000 visitors at tended the inaugural ceremonies. Established a Press Bureau. As usual the inaugural committee has established a press bureau which Is sending out daily articles to 800 newspapers of the county telling of the extraordinary attractions of the coming inauguration and how cheap one can come to Washington and live for a few days during the period of the ceremonies. Since President-elect Wilson put his stamp of disapproval on the holding of an inaugural ball or a public re ception either at the capitol or White House, the people of the states who desire to come here want to know just what they can see and enjoy for the expenses they will be put to. This is easy enough told. According I - to Mr. Wilson's express request, here i Is the program for March 4: The president-elect will take quar ters at the Shoreham hotel upon his arrival in Washington. It is his in tention, -if the weather permits, to j walk down the center of Pennsylvania 1 avenue to the capitol with President j Taft; if the weather is bad, an open . carriage will be used. The oath of I office will be taken in front of the capitol, weather permitting; otherwise tihs ceremony will take place in the ' senate chamber. After this the presi- , dent and former president will jour- . ney to the White House where, in I front, they will view the inaugural pa- rade from the presidential grand- I stand. At night, weather permitting, ' there will be fireworks on the White i House lot near Washington's monu ment. This is the extent of the in augural program. It will all occur within one day and night. The Business Men of Washington. The business men of Washington have never subscribed more than $50,000 or $75,000 to pay the expenses of the inaugural ceremonies. It is purely their sideshow, and they pay the expenses of it. This fund has al ways been subscribed to with the ex press understanding that every dollar subscribed would be guaranteed to be returned to the donors. And every dollar has always been duly returned. Heretofore the inaugural commit tee, which is comprised of Washing ton business men, has erected view ing stands on parkings all along the line of the parade and charged a fee of oO cents to $1 for a seat. Pre-: viously the government gave over the ; use of the pension office building -for j the holding of the inaugural ball, con- cert and supper. The price for e. tick- I et to the ball was $5 for each person ; attending and $2 additional for sup- per. During the week of inaugura tion the concert was held in the ball room and an admission price of $2 . was charged to enjoy the event and : view the decorations. j It is estimated that the expense for' the use of the pension office building for the holding of these festivities was something like $25,000. This expense was incurred in giving a week's va-; cation to 3,000 employees in the of-j fice, the shifting of files, records and ' office furniture out and back into the ! DR. D. R. PAINE Eye Specialist Ths Fitting of Glasses when done correctly, is a task which requires a thorou gh knowledge of the patient's eye needs and difficul ties gathered from careful study and examination as well as the ut most care and exactness in the ac tual operation of fitting. Dr. Paine has specialized in this line of work and is prepared to give satisfactory results at mini mum. Let him fit your eyes with glasses. 718 KANSAS AVENUE (Over Cozy Theater) -Plione 724 "And since my Lady Judge He's a little bit o' pink boy with an itch in his pink palm to be getting it about the free heart of some one all the time... And then he, meaning to be kind all the time, as kiddies do when they try to hug a baby chicken to death, presses it so tight between his hands that that heart is never quite the same again. building, besides entailing a loss of time in the adjudication of thousands of pension claims. The Democratic house decided it would not stand for this expense and the, president-elect indorsed its contention. So there will be no inaugural ball this year. This decison was a sledge hammer blow to the inaugural committee, for the rea son that the receipts of the ball, con cert and supper had heretofore been the means of guaranteeing the return of every dollar subscribed by the bus ness men for the inaugural ceremony. Generally the weather has been severe on these occasions and much loss was suffered in the receipts taken in from parade street stand seats. Raised the Price of Seats. In view of the fact that there will be no ball or public reception, the in augural committee has decided to in crease the charge for seats along the line of the parade. Seats costing 50 cents during former inaugurations will be sold next March 4 at from $1.50 to $5. Window space for viewing the pa rade will be sold at from $5 a chair to $800 a room and upwards, depend ing upon the location in Pennsylvania avenue. The number of these Indoor viewpoints are exceedingly limited, and generally are bought up by the wealthier class of visitors and local people. The average visitor on these occasions has but little opportunity to see and er. joy ut little for his money. The gTand KtanH eror-torl in front Of the CapHOl, where the president takes his oath of o ficp and delivers his inaugural address, will be limited for occupancy only by ttii cabinet officers, diplomatic corps, mem bers of the house and senate, their pre ferred friends and families, officers and employees of the house and senate, and nearly 200 newspaper correspondents. Take Chances With the Multitude. But very few visitors are ever lucKy enough to obtain seats on the official stand. They must take their chance with the multitude standing on the capitol plaza. Should the inaugural ceremony be held in the senate, a chance for the outsider to obtain a ticket of admission to the gal leries is far more difficult than to secure one to the grandstand on account of tne limited capacity of seats and standing room. About all the average visitor will see next inauguration will be a passing glane of the new president on his way to ar-vl from the capitol and a paeeant covering three or more hours of the army, navy and civic and political bodies. The parade will be greatly shortened by reason of the fact that a majority of Uie state legislatures have already declined to appropriate the necessary funds to send militia organizations to Washington for the inauguration.. This is another big disappointment to the inaugural commit tee. It not only means a shortening ;t the pageant, but an immense loss to tne hotels, rooming houses and saloons. Take it in all its glory and pomp, tne cominK inauguration of Mr. Wilson will undoubtedly be a cheap show when oi e takes into consideration the great expense the visitor Is put to and what he may be able to see and enjoy. Officials of the postoffice department announce that the new postoffice buildi.is at Coffey ville, Kan., will be ready for oc cupancy between February 15 and 2S. Springfield postoffice, Seward county, Kan., will be discontinued February Jt After that date mail to Fargo. . I.uck. Some people are so lucky that if they should find themselves in the soup it would turn to gravy. New York Times. ammamma'm - - , r ....'... . 'VN!!- has taken up suffrage .will she WINDIEST MONTH, January Has the Record In That Re gard. The report of the local weather bu reau for January shows that the month was the windiest winter month on record in Topeka. The statement is also made that in the last three months there were more clear days than any other three months on rec ord for this period of the year. Jan uary was mild and dry with much more sunshine than usual. The report reads: "Topeka has enjoyed more sunshine this month than it did in 23 of the past 26 Januarys on record and the 3 months of November, December and January, just passed, have had more clear days than any other 3 consecu tive months on record for this time of the year. "The average temperature of the month, 29 degrees was 3 degrees above normal' and 12 degrees higher than January of last year, but it was lower than the average of 13 of the past .26 Januarys at Topeka. "The highest temperature during the month was 65 degrees on the 29th, which is within 6 degrees of the rec ord high temperature for January. The lowest temperature was 5 degrees below zero on the 8th. Lower tem peratures than this have often .occur red in previous Januarys. Last year's minimum was 19 degrees below zero, in January. "The precipitation of the month, in cluding rain and melted snow, totalled 0.50 of an inch, which is .43 of an inch below normal and less than the amount recorded in 16 of the past 26 Januarys. The total depth of unmelt ed snowfall was 5.3 inches, which' is just about the January average at To peka.. "The average hourly velocity of the wind was 12 miles, the highest velo city was 34 miles an hour from the northwest on the 26th and there were 14 days during the month when a ve locity of 2 5 miles an hour or higher was recorded. The prevailing direc tion of the wind was from the south. "The number of clear days during the month was 13. partly cloudy 13, and cloudy days 5. There were. 4 days during the month with measur able precipitation. "There were 4 cold waves during the month, on the 5 th. 11th, 20th and 31st." PROPOSES TO DR. SHAW A Farmer Interrupts Her Speech to Offer Marriage. Danielson, Conn., Feb. 1. Six hundred persons, most of whom were suffragistc. who were listening to an address by Dr. Anna Howard Shaw, president of the Na tional Suffrage association, in the Dan ielson theater last night were thrown into confusion when John Frlsbie. a wealthy farmer of Mechanicsville. Interrupted tne speaker and proposed marriage to her. "Just a minute. Miss Shaw," shouted Frisbie, "I have been a widower for IS years. Will you marry me and make u.e T hau. nlAtrtv f nr til hoth." For several minutes Dr. Shaw stood be 'La Belle Dame Sans Merci' to that they are so very clever?" So every little while he's up afore the judge on the charge of "CRUELTY." He's an old offender, and since my lady judge has taken up suffrage and gone out into the world to broaden her mind will she be "La Belle Dame Sans Merci" to the "OLD OFFENDER"? Can he play upon her heart with piteous, dewy eyes, and wet, red mouth, and a crystal tear a- speechless, then she cried out dra matically: "I don't want a wedding ring. AH 1 want is the vote." "I hope you never get the vote if that's the way you feel about it," was FTisbie's parting shot as he left the hall. SULZER'S TONE EASY. Wall Street More Cheerful Large Earnings Reported. New York, Feb. 1.- Interest In the stock market which has long been languishing, was revived this week by speculative operations on a large scale which centered about the American Can stocks. .Trading in these shares ran Into 'large figures, and the com mon preferred were advanced approx imately 15 and 11 points respectively. The general list at times advanced sharply, although the week's move ment as a whole was irregular and periods of strength were followed by recessions. Sentiment was somewhat more cheerful, however, and there was a tendency to break away from gloomy forebodings. The moderate tone of Governor Sulzer's message to the legislature re specting the stock exchange helped to put Wall street in a more cheerful frame of mind. Reports of handsome earnings by the railroads in December and the satisfactory showing of the United States Steel corporation for the last quarter were other constructive factors. Termination of peace negotiations in London was of little effect on this market. Gold exports to both France and Argentina continued, $8,000,000 hav ing been engaged this week for ship ment to South America. The re sources of the money market contin ued to be ample, and foreign demand for gold was not reflected in money rates. ROBBERS GET FREEDOM Three Postoffice Burglars Released by Judse Pollock. Leavenworth. Kan., - Feb. 1. On writs of habeas corpus issued by Fed eral Judge Pollock,. Ernest . Johnson, John Murphy and Thomas Winters of Hannibal, Mo., were released from the federal prison here. They were sen tenced to serve eight years each for robbing postoffices. They were re ceived in 1909. ' Man Freezes to Death. St. Joe, Feb. 1. Thomas A.' Moore, an aged farmer near Maryville, Mo., was frozen to death last night while returning home from a neighbor's. New Lodge Is Organized. Hoxie, Kan., Feb. 1. The team from the ReJaekah lodge L O. O. F. went to Grainfield and instituted a new lodge. No. 600. A -class of forty were received.; Mrs. J. A. Horn 'was instituting officer. this 'Old Offender! and will NEW TREASURY PLAN. United States Funds Will Be Kept in 1 Circulation Now. Washington, Feb. 1. The United United treasury today revolutionized its business system and placed the ordinary fiscal -transactions of the federal government on a modern basis. The change, it is declared, will prevent in large measure the temporary tying up in the vaults of the subtreasuries o(a large amount of money available for circulation without increasing the deposits of the government in the banks. Beginning today the daily govern ment receipts from customs, internal revenue and other sources will be placed with the national bank de positories to the credit of the treasurer of the United States. All checks of government disbursing officers will be drawn on the treasurer and will be payable at any subtreasury or nation al bank depositary in any part of the country. A national depositary paying one of these checks may immediately reimburse its specified government ac count fnom daily receipts of customs or internal revenue deposited with it and forward to the nearest substreas ury only the remainder of the re ceipts. This extends the clearing house- principle to the government business system. In the past all receipts in the shape of checks for customs duties or in ternal revenue taxes have been for warded to the subtreasuries for con version into actual cash. This process, which it is said drew money into the treasury unnecessarily for a limited time at' least, will now be avoided. Also, it is declared, the change will obviate the payment by pensioners and others of exchange on govern ment checks. SPORT SNAP SHOTS. ' (By Dan McCarty.) "I "wouldn't be surprised if I quit baseball," sighed Jim Delehanty the other day. Jim is the big blaze in the American association, where he hit to the tune of .448 in 27 games last year. "No, I'm not a holdout. I can get as" much money as I'm worth to a minor -league club. I'm just tired of playing ball." Whereat Del heaved an other sigh. Delehanty has been in baseball 14 years and will be 34 next June 20. He wants' to go on the police force, and has passed the required examination. Luther McCarty has the proud dis tinction of being the handsomest prize fighter who ever wore a championship belt. He's Apollo all over again, and could easily win the highest class beauty contest. Luther Is 6 feet 3 inches tall, weighs 205. and has a build that artists might rave over. His nose is still straight and the. pristine beauty of his face has not been spoiled by punches. Are tlie . expressions of sympathy which are heard on every hand over the plight of Jim Thorpe deserved? Jim Thorpe is not a simple. child. He knew Just exactly what he was doing the jury be as kind to him now shaking on his chin, as he has always upon the tender hearts of old-fashioned maids ? Will the jury be as kind to him, now that they are so very clever?" . . - r- .. . .. He certainly is always deep in crime, this little boy, this old man, this angel but one's heart al most melts away like butter when he pleads his case! NELL BRINKLEY. when he went into professional base ball. He knew that he could not hon orably take part in amateur athletics after having played a season or two of professional baseball. He knew when he went to Stockholm as an American representative in the Olympic games that if his professionalism should be discovered the revelation would - bring humiliation to his native land. Know ing all these things he went right on, protesting constantly , that he was an amateur. It may be ' doubted whether the expressions of sympathy will be heard very long. , Whether Thorpe is to be condemned for his course or not, there can be no question but that the Amateur Ath letic Union deserves the condemnation which has lately been heaped upon it. Had the A. A. U. followed the course of duty it would have looked into Thorpe's record before he went to Stockholm. Also it would take some action with regard to the scores and scores, of professionals who are play ing as amateurs in all the colleges of the land. The term "amateur" when applied to athletics is getting to be a Joke. It would not be were the A. A. U. strictly on the Job. Joe Mandot, the New Orleans fighter, manages to keep busy. Immediately after his bout with Tommy Murphy at San Francisco on Washington's birthday, he will take a flying trip back to the Crescent City, where he will meet two other fighters of renown I Jack Britton and Knock-Out Brown, of New York city. Both fights Willi be for ten rounds and will be pulled off j in March. I PIKE COUNTY MODEL. No Debts, No Lawsuits, No One in Jail. Philadelphia, Feb.. 1. Not a single jury trial in nearly two years is the unique record of Pike county, ihis state, - according to Presiding Judge Charles B. Staples of the Pike-Monroe district, who is at present presiding ovqr a Philadelphia court. "The county Jail is empty," said Judge Staples last night. "There are no cases on the court calendars, either criminal or civil, and I journey to Milford, the county seat, every three months to go through the formality of holding a court where there are no trials." ' As near as Judge Staples can re member the last Jury trial in the county court was in June, 1911. At that session two cases reached juries. both of which were of a minor nature and were concluded in less than two days. The Jury wheels are kept filled but no names are drawn. The county doesn't owe a cent, has no bonds outstanding and has a bal ance of more than- $4,000 In the treas ury. Pike county is located in the north eastern section of the state, on the New York and New Jersey boundaries and has a population of 8,033. What makes your baby so head strong?" "He was raised on sro&t'a milk." St. Louis Post-Dispatch. New York. Fh. lTh i-hth an nual banquet of the Kansas Society of New York wag held on the night of "Kansas day" at the Waldorf- Astoria hotel. There are auite a numhnr of thM societies in New York City, -some of mem naving many nunareds or mem- some of the speeches assume the im portance oi national events because of the high .position or reputation of the speakers. The Kansas society, ' while younger than some of the others, has always managed to "hold its end up" In the matter of it banquet. Its speakers and its speeches. . It was the first amonar them to Invito, in .i. - annual "function, and two years ago. wueui uuvcrnor wooarow Wilson was the guest of honor, the president of the society, in Introducing him, ex pressed the ' hope that as he had crossed the - Delaware and captured the executive mansion a t Tv.n t. would, in due time, cross the Potomac ana capture .-. tne . White House in Washington. So . far as known this was the first public or semi-publio launching of what afterwards evo luted into the Wilson boom. The menu this year was a hand some fOUr-DAm hnnlrlat K i the cover this stanza by Esther Mary v. iai jv . There are many to sing of the noble deeds of Kansas' favorite sons: The men who stood In the early days so manfully by their guns. Who shed their blood at the Nation's call for the martyr-state's release. And led her out of the depths of war and Into the ways of peace. I honor them. all; but I honor, too, the Infinite Wisdom's plan Of putting a man behind the gun, and a woman behind the man! General William Crozler, late of the United States War College, In his ad dress,, pointed out the need for the in struction of the young men of the country In military matters so that If called upon for service in the event of war they would not have everything to learn from the very beginning. He intimated ' that the war department had made considerable advance in plans to this end that were likely to be submitted to the states with a view to their acceptance and carrying Into effect. William A. Deford, assistant district attorney, New York county, gave an interesting and illuminating account of his experiences in New York and In Albany with respect to 80-cent gas for the Empire City, and he passed from that topic to the subject of public sen timent and its powerful and practical Influence upon the men In control of the government of the state and of the city. In strong epigrammatic terms he described conditions as they exist in most of the cities of the country, of the remedies required,' and of the contin uous, forceful application of the pres sure indicated by all who had the wel fare of the community at heart. To wards the end he struck quite an op timistic note indicating that he consid ered the present outlook for a better city and a better municipal govern ment, and a better administration of the laws was very encouraging. Dr. Frank A. Waugh, of the Massa chusetts Agricultural College, spoke on "Skyscrapers and Landscapes.'' A clever address, with many witty say ings, interspersed with passages descrip tive of the sunflower state and con spicuous features of climate and of the life of past days, that took . the old-timers back to those years, the re collection of which causes pleasure in spite of the "hardness" of many of the circumstances recalled. Dr. Christian F. Reisner,. pastor of the Grace Methodist Episcopal church. New York, showed himself to be a walking biographical cyclopedia of Kansans who have achieved distinction in a score of different walks of life and are now prominent in the various circles that they adorn. . Following, are the names of. those having the banquet in charge: Dinner committee Byron C. Good, chairman; H. R. Mitchell, John P. Fritts. Speakers' committee Thomas Ew Ing, chairman: Charles W. Price, Ed ward F. Burnett. Reception committee M. W. Levy, chairman; A. P. Jetmore, Elmer Un derwood, Miss Frances L. Garside, L. W. Luellen, Samuel M. Gardenhire, Mrs. L. H. Pounds, J. Sidney Gould. H. P. Stimpson, M. J. Stickel, W. O. Jones, Ellas Summerneld, Homer A. Dunn, Mrs. Bert Underwood, T. C. Marshall.-Thomas H. Dinamore. Roy M. Robinson, F. W. Waller, Miss Nealie G. Milner, Omar Powell. Ely Moore, Jr., Walter R. Wilder, Richard Wanless, Mrs. Russell Harding, L. H. Pounds, Hais Pope, H. O. Coughlan, Thomas J. Reilly, Bert Underwood, Nels C. Benson, Ernest Wernher. Officers President, Walter H. Clough; vice presidents, L. H. Pounds and K. W. Waller; secretary, M. P. Gould: treasurer, H. R. Mitchell; ex-presidents-. Edward F. Burnett, 1906: Charles ; W. Price, 1907; James H. Canfield, 1908f A. P. Jetmore, 1909: Thos. H. Dinsmore, Ph. D.. 1910; Thos. Ewing, jr., 1911. Trustees Walter R. Wilder, Roy M. Robinson, H. P. Stimpson. Ellas Summerfleld. Elmer Underwoo.1, M. W. Levy. James H. ' Scarr. De Forest Jetmore - Farmer's Home Is Burned. Courtland. Kan., Feb. 1. The coun try home of R. D. Ebright, a farmer, three miles northwest of Courtland, was completely destroyed by fire. Starting from a defective flue, the flames spread rapidly and nothing was saved. . The father and two children were asleep when the fire broke out. and had It not been that an older daughter visiting at a near neighbor's who noticing the fire, awakened them, they would have perished.