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EVERYBODY EVERYBODY 20 PAGES 20 PAGES f DC 1 rk IT NEEDS IT. Vkii a LAST EDITION. SATURDAY EVENING- TOPEKA KANSAS- FEBRUARY 22, 1913- SATURDAY EVENING. FIVE CENTS. IN THE HOUSE. Only 9 Days of 50-Day Session Left. LOOKS JRIGHTER. The Factions of Mexico Bow to Government. NO LOWERJAXES. State Appropriations to Be as High as Erer. Annual Banquet Tonight at Masonic Temple. Been 932 Bills Introduced, 143 Passed. Huerta's Strength Increases Every Hour. Expenses for Jfext Two Years Jfearly $7,900,000. Been Valley Forge Famine for Years, Sow a Yorkton. ONLY FEW OUT OF FOLD. ALL THE TICKETS SOLD. Short Program, But a Strong One. Members Victorious Party Talk Politics. WOMAN FOR PRESIDENT. 31 rs. Cora Lewis Slated to Head State Club. Gov. Hodges Hare No Opposi tion for Nomination 1914. For chairman, Democratic state cen tral committee W. H. L. PeppereU ot Concordia. For secretary of the committee Har rison Parkman of Kmporia. For president. Democratic club Mrs. Cora Lewis of Kinsley. For president. Democratic Editorial association F. M. Pearl of Hiawatha, This is the way the .vise ones sum up the results of several contests sla ted for this afternoon and tonight. The Important place Is that of chair man of the state central committee, and his friends say PeppereU has a cinch on that. There Is some oppo sition, it is admitted, and there are a number -o want T. W. Morgan, edi tor of the Republic of Ottawa, Kan., to lead the fortunes of the party. But It is claimed that there are votes enough pledged to PeppereU to elect him easily, and more can be had. It Is said, if they axe needed. This morning, out of 32 votes of those who could not be here, and who scut in their ballots, 29 were for Pep pereU and 3 were for Morgan. That Is about the ratio, it is claimed, so PeppereU undoubtedly will win in a walk. For secretary of the committee. In case "Pepp" lands the chairmanship, th.-e seems to be no opposition to Har rison Parkman of Emporia. Both Pep pereU and Parkman were named as chairman and secretary respectively, by the executive committee of the state committee immediately upon the resignation of Henderson Martin as chairman. Both bid fair to be rati fied by the state committee when it meets this afternoon at 4 o'clock. This morning It is being predicted freely that Mrs. Lewis will have no opposition oi. the floor of the banquet room tonight when her name is placed before the club as president for the ensuing year. In fact other opponents of the popular Kinsley club woman almost have vanished away, leaving her a clear field. Miles Mulroy, repre sentative from Ellis; August Kopke. a young Democrat from Emporia with a good many friends, and Senator A. H. Carney, of Cloud county, all have been talked of. But the feeling of the leaders is that the new element in Kansas politics should he recognized, and perhaps the best way to bring about the recognition is to elect a woman to be president of the Demo cratic club. Mrs. Lewis is the wife of J. M. Lewis, editor of the Kinsley Graphic, and is prominent In club circles. Of course lesser interest hangs around the election of the president of the editorial association, who will he named this afternoon. Friends of F. M. Pearl, however, declare there Is no chance to beat him. Politically most of the discussion ts with reference to the race for the Democratic nomination for United States senator from Kansas In 1914. From the talk of the Democrats who are here for the banquet tonight there may be r. number in the race. Senator A. B. Carney is being talked of as a prospect, and Carney's friends say he w-ould like to represent Kansas In Washington. But that any man will be given an opportunity to walk ofT with the nomination without opposi tion seems improbable. George A. Neeley's friends believe he would be given a chance the better to exercise himself If he were made senator rather than representative in congress from the "big Seventh." Hugh Farrelly is said to be seriously considering run ning again. Henderson Martin is ac cused of having the senatorial bee humming in his bonnet, and William H. Sapp. Kansas national Democratic committeeman, is said to be in a re ceptive attitude with his ears to the grass roots. Hodges probably will be given a clear field next time, and the Democrats are betting he will be re-elected. The leaders believe it will only be fair to him to allow him the nomination with out a fight. In 1916. however, there may be several who will get Into the ring and among them but what's the use that is too far away now. It is too early yet to dope out any or the smaller offices. Besides If the dopesters worked the game too hard this year there would be nothing left to t? the, banaup on Washington's birthday 1914. Then will be time enough, the leaders say. to talk about the possibilities for the smaller of fices. The banquet tonight Is promised to he all hat anybody could ask The enthusiasm will be at fever pitch, and the speaking program, though shorter trere in years, pnmises to be a strong one. including: ex-Governor A M. Dock cry, of Missouri, and Governor George H. Hodges, of Kansas. (Continued on Page Two.) Governor George H. Hodges of Kansas, Who Will Tell the Banqueters How It Feels to lie a democratic Gover nor of a Normally Republican State. W. II. Kemper. Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Demo cratic Banquet Club. TROOPSTOTEXAS. Western Soldiers Ordered to Galveston at Once. Troops Assembled to Wait for Wilson's Orders. Washington, Feb. 22. The Fifth brig ade, second division of the reorganiz ed arm, consisting of four Infantry regiments, commanded by Brigadier General F. A. Smith, has been order ed to Galveston, Texas, to be in read iness to embark for foreign service. Supplementing the infantry reg ments there will be attached to the ex pedditionary force a company of engi neers from either the second or third battalion in the discretion of General Carter; field hospital number 8, and ambulance company number 3 and D company signal corps, all now station ed at Fort Leavenworth, Kan. A suf ficient artillery force has already been attached to the brigade in the fourth field artillery (mounted) stationed at Fort D. A. Russell, Wyoming. These orders should bring the fifth brigade, assembled at Galveston, up to an ef fective strength of about 3,500 men. Supply Station at Fort Crocket. The troops will be temporarily sta tioned at Fort Crocket, on Galveston island and the supply depot will be established at Texas City. The gen eral staff estimates that the Twenty eighth infantry, the most -remote from Galveston, stationed at Fort Snelling near St. Paul, Minn., should arrive by Wednesday. As infantry as a rule cannot ac complish much without cavalry sup port, if the present policy of making ready for eventualities is to be pur sued to a logical conclusion tnflav's order to the infantry probably will be ' followed soon by another order to i General Carter to assemble at Gai veston the Second cavalry division commanded by Brigadier General Tasker H. Bliss. This is composed of the Fifth and Ninth cavalry. The troops are scattered through Texas and New Mexico. The regiments affected by this new order are the Fourth infantry. Fort Crook, Neb., and Fort Snelling, Minn., the Seventh at Fort Leavenworth, the Nineteenth at Fort Leavenworth. Fort Meade. S. D., and Fort Sill, Ok., and the Twenty-eighth infantry at Fort Snelling. Troops to Be Moving Tonight. These troops will 'Je in movement within a few hours, as nearly a week i ago the division commander. Major General Carter was instructed to have them placed In position for immediate foreign service. All of railway trans portation facilities have been arranged wagons have been provided: the sol diers have packed their haversacks rolled their tents and blankets, and are ready to entrain within an hour after they have received the order. It is calculated that some of the troops will begin to arrive in Galveston by to morrow night or Monday morning and the entire brigade should be ready to embark if necessary on the army trans ports Kilpatrick, Sumner and McClel land upon the arrival of those vessels at Galveston. A summary execution of Madero regarded as the constitutional presi dent of Mexico and his constitutional advisers without due process of law might possibly be interpreted as de- i monstrating the absence of propter government in Mexico and of the ex - - Miss Xovma Merring of Great Bend, liepresentative of the New Kansas Citizenship, Who Will Talk to the Democrats on the subject, "Our Sphere." 9 jBsB&tK&i&. jtest&&&? J. H. T'lsh. Secretary of the Committee of the Democratic Banquet Club. istence of a practical state of anarchy, according to some of the administra tion officials. AH Heady for Wilson. However, it was positively stated today that there was no present in tention of utilizing the armed forces of the United States to back up the attitude of Presiden Taft administra tion, but it will be left to President Woodrow Wilson and his secretary of state to determine what shall be done. Meanwhile, the outgoing administra tion regards it as a duty to assemble a sufficient military and naval force at the most convenient point of em barkation to be available if the next administration wishes to use it. Kansas Troops Move Today. Leavenworth, Kan., Feb. 22. Fifteen hundred men and 120 officers comprising Seventh United State Infantry. First bat talion Nineteenth infantry. Company D signal corps, Company E engineer corps and the field hospital corps made imme diate preparations to entrain, following receipt today of a dispatch from the wit department ordering the Fifth brigade. Second division United States army to Galveston. Officers at the post said en trapment nrobably would be completed by 7 o'clock tonight. Upon previous or ders the post quartermaster had arranged with the railroads for transportation. Within thirty minutes after the receipt of the order freight cars were being backed into the post. Four trains on the Mis souri Pacific railway will convey the four infantry battalions. Three trains on the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe will trans port the signal, engineer end hospital corps. It was expected the first troops trains would depart late this afternoon. LAST WEEK AT HOME. President-Elect Will Stick Close to White House. New York, Feb. 22. Woodrow Wil son went back to Princeton today for his last week at home before he goes to Washington to become president of the United States. The president-elect spent the night at a friend's house and left for Princeton this forenoon. He remarked that it probably was the last visit he would pay New "Fork for a long time. The next president expects to stick pretty close to the White House for several months after his inauguration. He has announced his desire to devote all his time to his work and for this reason he has accepted no invitation for a period of six months after March 4. The trip to the Panama canal is the only plan definitely arranged thus far for President Wilson this summer. Be cause he does not know when the ex tra session will permit him to depart on this journey, the rest of his sum mer arrangements are indefinite. The selection of a summer home has been held in abeyance. TODAY IN CONGRESS. Washington. Feb. 22. Senate met at 11 a. m. Senator Brandegee read Washing ton's farewell address. Took up river and harbor appropriation bill. The house met at 10:30 a. m Washing ton's farewell address read. Renewea economy fight in the naval bill. The senate 1 eed to vote on Tuesday on to create department of labor. Eulo gies were delivered on the 'ate Senator Ravnor of Maryland and late Representa tive Utter of Rhode Island and Repre sentative Wedemeyer of Michigan. Secretary MacVeagh. In response to the Poindexter resolution, sent explanation of authority for issuing order requiring de posit of customs receipts in national banks. In the house Baltimore exporters were before the shipping trust investigating committee. William P. Feder of Great Bend, Out going President of the Democratic Banquet Club, Wrho Delivers His 1'areweU Address Tonight. Ex-Governor A. M. Dockery of Mis souri, Guest of Honor at the Demo cratic Banquet Tonight. RED KINGS THERE. Twenty-nine Chiefs See Ground Broken for Memorial. One Carries 21 Bullets in His Body. New York, Feb. 22. Twenty-nine full blood Indian chiefs from western reservations, bedecked in the regalia of their rank, marched stolidly up the hill at Fort Wadsworth, Staten island, today with their "Great Whit Fa ther," President Taft, and members of his official family. At the crest o.f the hill, the highest point on the Atlantic coast between New York and Florida, they formed a silent group as the president upturned a spadeful of earth, breaking ground for the na tional American Indian memorial, a 60 foot bronze statue of an Indian warrior which will tower 165 feet above the highest elevation around New York harbor, a tribute to a van ishing race. The guns of the fort roared a na tional salute of 21 guns at the moment the president placed his foot on the spade. As he stepped back. Chief Hol low Horn Bear of the Yankton Sioux, came forward from the group and up turned a second bit of earth with the thigh bone of a buffalo. That done the chief replied with a speech to an address by the president. As Hollow Horn Bear's voice died away, the stars and stripes were run up a great flag pole nearby, to the rhythm of Indian folk songs, sung by the chieftains. When it reached the top, the band broke out with the Star fpangled Ban ner. The gathering of the Indians marked the last time, perhaps, that so many native chiefs will assemble in the east. Most of them are between 75 and SO years old, some of them fought against Custer, among those being Chief Hollow Horn Bear, who stands six feet four inches tall, and Chief White-Man-Runs-Him, more than 70 years old, tall, straight as a pine tree and one of the finest speci mens of the Indian alive today. White-Man-Runs-Him was chief of the Ouster scouts. Others were Chief Two Moons, 80, nearly blind and almost hidden by feathers bespeaking his prowess; and Pretty Voice Eagle of the Sioux, seventy-odd, who carries in his body 21 bullets picked up in 70 fights and skir mishes with government troops and neighboring tribes. A distinguished gathering witnessed the memorial exercises. The plan had its inception several years ago. The monument is being erected under au thority from congress by a commit tee of which Rodman Wanamaker Is the head. U. S. HAVE FAIR EXHIBIT Perkins Bill, Endorsed, Carries Million and Half Appropriation. Washington, Feb. 22. Senator Per kins' bill providing for the participa tion of the United States in the San Francisco exposition in 1915 was en dorsed today by the senate committee. The bill carries an appropriation of $1,500,000. Bank of Topeka. . Complete savings department. Adv. JSlIt KILLED BY COMMITTEE, 289. All the Appropriation Bills Pending. I. and IL, the Recall and 4-Year Term Yet to Pass. When the 6 o'clock whistle blew Fri day night, but nine working days of the 50 day session remained In which the legislature has yet to redeem many pledges and take final action on many bills. The situation which confronted the house this morning was a record of 932 bills Introduced, 143 passed, 25 defeated on the floor, 289 adversely re ported by the committees, 257 pending on the calendar and 218 tied up some where in the committee rooms. Gover nor Hodges has signed 39 bills. Figur ing that one-half of the pending bills are reported favorably by the commit tee and that no new committee bUls would be Introduced, the house must in nine days wade through, consider and debate 398 bills if they would go home on time. As members talk of going home, there is little cheer in their hearts. A realization of the pending work brings no smile from the member who is tired of it all and wants to quit the eats at the hotels and lunch counters and go back to his own dear people. And yet In nine working days the house must consider and take action on more bills than have been voted on In the 41 days, of the legislature already gone. A few days ago it was hoped that the legislature might ad journ March 8, or within four days af ter the pay checks stop. But to clean up the calendar, dispose of the little local measures that are close to the hearts of the members, such a plan now seems improbable. When Will They Adjourn? Usually, before entering on the last ten days of session, a resolution set ting a date for final adjournment, is adopted. Of course that date is often advanced as the work in the last hours of the session multiplies. But this year there has been but little said regarding adjournment and it Is quite possible in fact really probable that the ses sion will continue for ten days after the date for which members are paid for their services. This morning the members drew their fourth pay check. There is but one more check to be received. And of those final ten days, two days are Sundays. The 50 days end Tuesday, March 4. Have Hard Work Ahead. And now consider the work that must be handled. On the calendar are many bills of state wide importance. Many bills in which the voters are in terested are still buried somewhere in the committee rooms. Not only must the members on the floor work over time until final adjournment, but there are many hours of hard, tedious worl" for the men on the committees. Those 218 bills must be disposed of. If rec ommended for passage, they must be considered on the floor. Perhaps some of them will go to conference. And that means more trouble. That the committees In the house have worked hard, is evident. They have to their credit, the absolute kill ing of 289 proposed legislative enact ments nearly one-third of the total number introduced and many more yet to consider. In fact' of the bills on which the committees 'have taken action, 40 per cent of them have been killed. Or, only three bills of every five introduced, have so far found a place on the calendar. Appropriation Bills Pending. One of the really serious things pending is the disposition of the big appropriation bills. To date, the house has passed less than a dozen general appropriation bills. Those af fected principally charitable institu tions. The appropriations for the ed ucational and penal institutions, for the state executive and judiciary de partments, are yet to be considered. No legislature would dare to close shop and go home without passing these bills and there has been no inti mation that this legislature even con templates such action. In fact it has rather shown dogged determfnation to stay until the entire job of legislating for the people at home is finished. Then, too, there are just a few bona fide platform pledges which the Dem ocrats will try to put on ice- before they go home. Many of the platform planks have already been nailed down, but this is the first chance the Democrats have had In many years and lest some of them might not be sent back two years from now. they want to do a nice, neat job while they are here. Many Big Bills Passed. While it is true that the legislature has yet much work to do, it is also true that they have put away many important bits of legislation. Here are some of the platform promises which the Democratic legislature have made good: Massachusetts ballot law," passed both houses and signed by the gov ernor. Bill placing educational institutions under administration board, passed and signed by governor. Changing boys' and girls' Industrial school from supervision board - of control and creating board of correc tion. Provision for state publication of school books, passed both houses by adoption of conference report. Repeal inheritance tax law. Ratification amendment to constitu tion United States for direct election United States senators. Consolidation labor bureau, bureau mines and employment agency into one state department. Removal deaf and blind schools from supervision board of control and (Continued on Page Four.) And They Are Petty Chiefs of Far Prorinces. Yelasco Tries to Save Madero and Is Captured. Washington, Feb. 22. Consular re ports today Indicated a more general acceptance of the new order of things in Mexico. At Vera Cruz where seri ous resistance was threatened. Consul Canada reports the military authori ties have acquiesced and will work with the new administration. The consul at Mazatlan reports rec ognition of the provisional government and General Huerta by the state of Slnaloa which also had shown signs of resistance. The same is true of the state of '. levlo Leon. But most Important of all Is the re ported declaration of Governor Car ranaz, that local opposition in Saltillo has been abandoned and that he will act In accordance with the new pro visional government. The only sign of discord reported today is In the out lying district of Acapulco. Govern ment troops from the Acosta Grande region, however, have been concentra ted there. There is some doubt as to the attitude of the people of Cananea and that of the troops at Agua Prieta. There is a report of rebel activity near San Luis Potosi and a demand for the surrender of that town but nothing to indicate what rebels these are. (Continued on Page Two.) THEY HAD HOT WORDS. Judge Porterfield and Attorney Walsh In Hyde Trial. Kansas City, Feb. 22. Hot words be tween Judge Porterfield and attorneys for the defense In the Hyde murder trial fol foled a reference to an Eldora, Iowa, murder trial by Attorney Walsh during cross examination of Dr. Victor C. Vaughan, expert state's witness today. Judge Porterfield said at torneys for the defense had used "bully ing tactics." John Lucas of defense coun sel replied that as soon as the present case was complete 1 he would refuse tc appear before Judge porterfield. In deply to questions ty Walsh Dr Vaughan said for his services In t:.i Hyde case he received $100 a day for laboratory work at home and $200 a day when away from home. "Did you testify In the Blydenburg case at Eldora, Iowa, for $100 a day?" asked Walsh. He said he did. "Did you testify in that case that the deceased died of an Irritant poison, con cealing the true cause of death?" "I aid not." , . "When asked If arsenic was an irritant poison did you say It was?" "I did." "Wasn't a letter found after the man was convicted and sentenced to life In prison In which you told the prosecuting attorney that arsenic in the body might have been from the embalming fluid and that the erosions in the stomach mig'.t have been due to gastritis and was not the prisoner given a second trial and freed upon the Introduction of that letter?" , , , .. "I don't think such a letter is in exist ence," replied Dr. Vaughan. The witness said he was not a witness at the second Blydenburg trial as he was in Germany at the time. He said ha found Attorney Walsh's questions amus ing Walsh then offered the letter referred to 'and a transcript of the Blydenburg case In evidence. TO STUDY IRRIGATION. Latest Country to Take Up Project Teaches Others. Washington, Feb. 22. Although vir tually the latest country to adopt the policy of irrigation on its arid lands, the United States today is said to be, teaching the world the best method of reclaiming unproductive soil. In a statement issued today by the interior department Secretary Fisner com ments on this feature of the Irriga tion work undertaken by the govern ment. "It Is curious to note," said the sec retary, "that from the very countries, in which irrigation has been practiced successfully for hundreds and even thousands of years, experts are com ing to the United States, the latest of all countries to take up irrigation In order to study the sys'em which has been developed by American genius and ingenuity, and to learn the funda mentals of the effective and economic handling of such work, the standards for which have been developed by our own government." The investigators, the secretary ad ded, have come not only from the Mediterranean countries, but from South At srica. VOTE ON DEPARTMENT. Senate May Provide for Another Cabi net Officer. Washington, Feb. 22. The senate to day agreed to vote next Tuesday n the bill to create a department of labcr, which would provide another cabinet officer. The measure passed the house last summer and has been pending on the senate calendar for months. MOVING. State Journal Goes Into Its ow Home. The State Journal is moving its of fices today into its new and regular home at 800, 802 and 804 Kansas avenue, at which place all business will now be transacted SCHOOL COST MUCH HIGHER. Gain of $352,000 for Educa tional Institutions. Cut in Funds for Many Other Departments. r-.Trom. ths tentative figures compiled irom the various recommendations of tne committee on ways and means of the senate, the outlook for Kansas rify?ar "La tax ,evy qual to that following the appropriations of the session two years ago. The legislature this year undoubtedly will appropriate nearly eight million dollars for the running expenses of the state. This .i ifduco f tax ,evy la-s the levy occasioned by the appropria tions of the legislature of 181 L aP'?1ea that the Democrats this f aI. Wl1' have no chance to reduce taxes. The expenditures have been agreed upon practically by the ways and means committees of both houses and no reductions In sight will bring the expenses of the next two years 000 an amount le8s l&a 17.600,- The Democrats are satisfied, how ever. They have not Increased the tht? to the next best ree- ,.Did h,av made vn though plafform 8 DromiB In the The educational Institutions of the , aI? responsible for a large part or the high appropriations. The ways and eans committee has cut $40 -si 07 nnm h Btfe Pen"entlary fund. $107,000 from the operation of the executive and judicial departments and a few dollars here and there from other funds. But in the donations to the educational Institutions the com mittee has allowed them $352,000 In excess of the appropriations for the last two years. The state publication of school books will add $225,000 to the money set aside for Improvements at the state printing plant. The general appropriations by" this legislature follows: Executive and Judicial depart ments, paying salaries of all state departments i sjj Sta.te charitable institutions 1 931 400 State educational Institutions 3 148 " Soldiers home and Mother Bicker- ' dyke annex 2SS.0O0 Ptate penitentiary 2.V.noo State reformatory SROO'") pr.rting. plam isi',,o Expenses with textbook publica tion 2250m Agricultural experiment station 2S.fti Miscellaneous expenses 12h.(X Panama exposition 5O.0W legislative expenses li'5,-0 Total $7,928,786 The new buildings planned for the year: Addition to state printing plant $150.0,m Laboratory at Rosedale hospit.il.... 25,'X Normal school annex and extension 75. W Pittsburg normal 75,000 Animal husbandry building K. S. a. c 25.nno Wlnfield custodian building 60,000 Reformatory Industrial school 25.000 Larned Insane hospital 150,000 Total fETO.M GAS 25C ALL WINTER; Utilities Commission Won't Finish Hearing Till April 1. There Is no prospect of an increase in the price of natural gas until win ter is past. Monday morning Judge Pollock will hear arguments of John Marshall, attorney for the public utili ties commission, but It Is regarded as practically certain that he will defer any action In the gas case until the commission has finished its Investiga tion. And that investigation hardly is well begun. The estimate of some of those who are close to the situation Is that It will be April 1 before any decision can he reached In the Kansas Natural problem by the utilities commission. It is believed that no action to enforce his famous order of December 31, in creasing the gas rates, will be taken by Judge Pollock until the commis sion lnvestigattion has been completed. That will mean 25 cent gas until the balmy days of spring have cut down the fuel bills. The date for taking effect of ths Pollock order to the receivers of ths Kansas' Natural has been postponed twice already, having been continued from January 3 to February 3, and again to February 24. For that rea son, and because the federal Judge has shown a disposition to wait until the report of the commission is reached, it is confidently expected that another delay will be secured. When the public utilities commis sion first began hearing testimony In the gas case nobody knew how long tt might require. The testimony took nearly a week. Then an adjournment to permit those interested to prepare their arguments of two weeks was tak en. John Marshall for the commission consumed two days In his argument. Judge T. F. Garver for the state near ly a day more. Then Attorney J. J. Jones for the Kansas .Natural took three days. J. W. Dana, attorney for the Wyandotte County Gas company, had spent three days In argument when the hearing was adjourned, and was only half through, he said. To follow him are the representatives of other distributing companies, and then at least half a dozen cities want to be heard. Including Kansas City, Kan., Fort Scott, Paruons, Pittsburg, Inde pendence, Galena and Topeka. At least there probably will be no change in the price of gas until It is used very little more for heating. That will give an entire summer for prep aration for the use of coal another winter if the commission finds that the rates must be Increased. Suff Hikers Off Again. Havre De Grace, Md., Feb. 22. After a good night's rest here the little band of suffragettes pl'grims marched out of Havre De Grace with full ranks this morning for Belair, Md., 14 miles dis tant where It was planned to stay tonight.