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LAST EDITION-
TUESDAY EVENING.
TOPEKA, KANSAS- FEBRUARY 25, 1913-
TUESDAY EVENING.
TWO CENTS
fttethvE CENTS
HUERTASSTORY.
In Regard to Killing of Madero
and Suarez.
It Is Accepted by U. S. Govern,
ment.
AMBASSADOR WILSON'S 0. K.
Has Been Placed on Huerta's
Recital.
The Case of Got. Colquitt and
the Texas Militia.
Washington, Feb. 25. Now that
the first shock of the tragic death of
Madero and Suarez has passed over,
Influenced largely by the reassuring
reports from Ambassador Wilson and
his appeal to the American people to
suspend Judgment in the matter, of
ficials here are beginning to accept
the official version of the" affair.
Unquestionably, they believe great
carelessness was exhibited in failing
properly to protect the prisoners but
that offense, it is pointed out, is less
than a deliberate murder plot. Am
bassador Wilson -will be permitted to
continue to exercise his own discre
tion in dealing with the new govern
ment and some satisfaction is derived
from his report that not only Is the
new government friendly toward the
United States but that It has shown a
disposition to meet reasonable requests
for the protection of American inter
ests in Mexico which were to a large
degree ignored by the Madero admin
istration. Officials do not expect im
mediate restoration of peace through
out Mexico. It is recalled that the
dominant party in that country now
practically is a new one; unless, in
deed, it can be considered a reincar
nation of the old party of Porfirio
Diaz. There is nothing in common be
tween It and the revolutionists who
for more than a year have been war
ring upon the Madero regime. Al
ready Huerta has been offering terms
to the Orozco followers in the north
western states with some degree of
success. Indications are that similar
negotiations with the Zapatistas in
the south have failed; wherefore the
decision to begin a most active mili
tary campaign against that party.
Tlie Case of Gov. Colquitt.
The threatened despatch of Texas
militia by Gov. Colquitt into Mexico
is not expected to materialize. The
governor himself it was pointed out
here today, would lay himself open
to a charge of violation of the na
tional neutrality laws which provide
severe punishment for any one organ
izing and forwarding a hostile expe
dition Into the country of a foreign
state with which the United States is
at peace. The law recognizes no dif
ferences between the governor of a
state and any other civilian: it simply
maintains the right of the national
government and especially the legis
lative branch, as the sole authority
competent to make war and the send
ing of an armed force Into Mexico
would constitute such an act.
A Cabinet Minister Arrives.
El Paso, Feb. 25. CoL David De
La Fuente, appointed minister of
communication in the Huerta provi
sional cabinet, arrived here today
from the rebel camp below Columbus,
N. M. He will proceed directly to
Mexico City.
"Before accepting the position I
will see what is to be offered the rev
olutionists of the north " Fuente said
todav. "We want peace but we will
see first what will be offered to make
peace secure.'
De La Fu -o had accepted a posi
tion in the Emilio Vasques cabinet
which later he declined in view of
the Huerta offer. He was an officer
in the regular army in the Diaz regi
ment, later Joining the Orozco revolu
tion as chief of artillery. Recently he
has served as chief of staff to the re
bel general Inez Salazar.
Senator Sheppard's Representations.
Washington, Feb. 25. Senator Morris
Sheppard, of Texas, today made repre
sentations to the state department
about what he considers the unpro
tected condition of parts of the Texas
Mexico frontier.
Senator Sheppard recently sent tele
grams to the Texas county Judges
along the Rio Grande 'rom El
Paso to Brownsville and his statement
to Secretary Knox today was based
upon the replies. They contend for
the need of more troops in two extended
stretches of territory, one of about 300
miles between Brownsville and Laredo
and the other of almost as great length
between Del Rio and El Paso. It was
represented that there had been much
looting along the upper region, and in
one case a Texas ranch fifty miles
from the border had been raided within
the last few days.
One thousand troops, the senator said,
were required to protect that country.
It was believed not so many would be
necessary along- the lower Rio Grande,
but it was represented that there were
many roving bands of Mexicans Just
across the river on the Mexican side
from Cameron, Starr and Hidalgo
counties, and it was feared that some
of them might cross over at any time.
At Laredo, Eagle Pass and El Paso
there was said to be a sufficient num
ber of troops to protect these com
munities. Cannot Get Cars for Troops.
Indianapolis, Feb. 25. Inability to
obtain railway coaches delayed the de
parture today of the Twenty-third regi
ment. Col. Edwin F. Glenn command
ing, from Fort Benjamin Harrison for
Galveston, Texas. The troops, it was
said at the fort were ready to start at
daybreak, but it probably will be late
today before the first battalion gets on
the road and night before the last train
leaves the reservation.
Brownsville, Feb. 25. Today's inves
tigation of rumors that Americans had
Wen threatened in Matamoras. Mexico,
test night, showed that the stories were
Much exaggerated. The military com
mander in Matamoras levied on Mexi
can residents of the city to maintain
tils soldiers as protection against band
its. Americans, however, were not mo
lested. While the rumors were in circulation i
last night Texas state troops were or
dered to the border.
Kevival of the Diaz Influence.
Mexico City, Feb. 25. The revival of
Diaz Influence in Mexico is indicated by
an order issues by provisional President
Huerta today that all portraits of Por
firio Diaz be restored to the places In
public buildings from which they were
removed by Madero. Several large pic
tures of the old dictator were replaced
immediately In the corridors and halls
of the national palace.
The new cabinet ministers anticipat
ing the presidential order had already
ordered pictures of Porfirio Diaz hung
on the walls of their various depart
ments. Railroad communication by way of
Laredo is still uncertain. No trains
were able to get through yesterday
owing to the burning of bridges near
San Luis de Potosl. communication
with the U. S. by way of El Paso is
possible but trains arriving from that
(Continued on Page Two.)
FIND MORE DEAD.
SeTen Persons Killed When Ma
dero Met Death.
Investigator, Before Inquiry,
Tells Probable Results.
Mexico City, Feb. 25. The startling
announcement was made almost 48
hours after the tragedy, that five dead
bodies other than those of Madero and
Suarez were found Sunday morning
at the scene of the shooting behind
the penitentiary.
Manuel Gonzales Suarez, of the
court investigating the death of Ma
dero and Suarez said:
"We have certificates of autopsies
performed on five bodies, three being
thosn who attacked the automobile
'and two of the guard of Madero.
"I picked up myself at tne piace
where the killing occurred many cart
ridges and shells Some were not of
the kind used In any of the arms of
the Mexicsn army. We must deduce
from this that civilians fired some
shots.
"As soon as our investigation is
concluded, which I think will be in a
couple of days, copies of all proceed
ings will be furnished to the American
ambassador and the foreign ministers
here to be transmitted to their gov
ernments to prove that the killing of
Madero and Suarez was accidental and
not premeditated.
"Everything that we have learned
so far convinces us that such was the
case. In some of the foreign legations
we understand they believe It was ex
ecution, but I think it will be proper
to await the investigation before
drawing rash conclusions."
It is regarded as significant of the
nature of this investigation that be
fore the inquiry had more than begun,
Suarez declares the findings will prove
that Madero was not assassinated.
Official dispatches from General
Orozco and De La Fuente say they
will remain in Chihuahua for a time,
believing they will be able to do
more good there for the government
than here. Huerta is sausriea. wim
this arrangement.
The Zapatistas are very active In the
states of Mexico, Moros and Puebla,
attacking, burning and sacking haci
endas, cities and villages. The gov
ernment is sending troops and it is
believed the disorders will end short
ly. No mercy will be shown any of
those engaged in the outrages.
IS BELOW NORMAL.
Coldest Feb. 25 on Record Rain
Coming.
Another cold weather record
was smashed today. The minimum
temperature was six degrees at three
o'clock this morning. xne previous
low mark in the twenty-six years that
the government records have been
kept in Topeka was eight degrees in
1890. It might be Interesting to note
that a year ago today 8.8 inches of
snow fell. The wind Is blowing at the
rate of twelve miles an hour from the
southeast.
The temperatures today are averag
ing 13 degrees below normal for this
date. The temperature at 2 o'clock
this afternoon, however, was 12 de
grees above that of Monday the same
hour.
Rain is predicted for tonight or
Wednesday. A storm is coming in this
direction from the west. It is raining
in Colorado today. If it should ram
tonight the water will probably freeze
on the ground.
Shippers' forecast: "Protect 36
hour shipments north against tem
perature of 15 degrees; west 20 degrees-
east and south 25."
The hourly readings:
7 o'clock 12 I 11 o'clock 27
8 o'clock 15 I 12 o'clock 30
9 o'clock 20 1 o'clock 32
10 o'clock 24 2 o'clock S4
BASEBALL MEN MEET.
Report to Stockholders Will Be Made
Tonight.
The annual stockholders meeting of
the Topeka baseball association will
be held tonight at the Commercial
club rooms. Dale Gear, the manager
of the team will be present this year
and is expected to give a line on what
he expects to do with the team. The
annual report of the officers and di
rectors of the association will also be
made. Other business matters per
taining to the opening of the coming
baseball season will be made.
SILK WORKERS STRIKE.
Eight Hour Day and $12 a Week More
Demanded.
Paterson, Feb. 25. Five thousand silk
operatives and silk dyers went on strike
at various mills here today, the former
demanding an eight hour day. the latter
a minimum wage of $12 a week. More
were expected to quit during the day,
bringing the number up to 13.000.
The strike was declared by the Indus
trial Workers of the World.
It was so cold that the 5,000 strik
ing silk operatives who quit work In
various mills went back to their ma
chines within an hour rather than
shiver in the streets.
CAREY WAS ANGRY
Reno Senator Abused Topeka
on Floor Today.
Declared Fair "Pork Barrel'
Charges Untrue.
TROUTMAN BROUGHT PROOFS.
Told of Trades and Obligations
and Many Threats.
First Tilt in State Fair Hostili
ties Today.
Complaining to the senate of the
fact that a representative of the State
Journal had feasted at his table and
had returned to Topeka only to oppose
the Hutchinson fair bill, piling abuse
on the newspapers, " the commercial
organizations of Topeka and the city
as a whole, Emerson Carey, senator
from Reno county, made one of , the
most inopportune, and uncalled for
talks ever heard on the senate floor
this morning.
' He denied with ridicule the "pork
barrel" charges brought by the news
papers of this city in connection with
the location of a state fair. A few
minutes 'after he had completed his
arraignment, James Troutman, sena
tor from Shawnee county, arose and
stated that he had been told by five
members of the senate of the obliga
tions they had to Carey and one sena
tor reviewed to him he said, a dis
tinct trade of votes commonly known
as "pork barrel."
In addition to these methods used
by the promoters of the Hutchinson
fair. Senator Troutman said that
members of both the house and sen
ate had been threatened by Hutchin
son supporters If they declined to
vote for a state fair in that city.
Senator Troutman stated that If
the senators) would relieve him from
secrecy' he would gladly tell the facts
of the case to the entire body of the
senate.
The Reno senator opened hostilities
by rising to a point of personal privi
lege, walking to the front of the room
near the press table and half reading
and half .reciting a note-prepared
speech.
He failed to state the advantages of
a fair in Hutchinson, he did not ask
that his bill be brought out on the
calendar and honest consideration be
given it instead he threw abuse into
the city, the Commercial club, the
newspapers and the general support
of this city for a fair and took as the
keynote the fact that the Hutchinson
Commercial club had entertained a
State Journal reporter at dinner and
at his home and the newspaperman
came right back to Topeka and worked
for the Topeka fair. Think of it! Af
ter he had been fed twice In the salt
city and had been given a ride In Car
ey's 60-horse power automobile!
"Judas Iscariot!" Carey called him.
Senator Troutman made a master
ful speech in answer to the charges
from the Reno senator.
"I am not going to hold a grudge
against the senator or senators who
do not vote with Topeka in this fair
fight," he said. "In fact, a good ma
jority of the members in this house
have promised me to vote with Topeka
but if they do not keep their prom
ises, It will be their broken promise,
not mine.
"I will not say that there has been
a 'pork barrel' in this campaign. But
I will say that there is every indica
tion of it. Five senators told me they
were under obligations to the senator
from Reno for state fair votes one
man told of an absolute trade. Others
have been threatened.
"The senator said he was asked for
a contribution by the Topeka com
mercial club a short time ago. This
is untrue never has he .or any other
senator been asked for a contribution
of this kind.
"He speaks of the many state insti
tutions in Topeka. ui course id
niia annreeiates having these institn
tions here. We have wanted them and
we are glad we have them. But I
want to say that every institution in
thin cltv has cost the business men
and the loyal citizens thousands of
dollars in money and time. I have
figured it Topeka has spent nearly
$1,000,000 in money ana Donas lor ino
privilege of having these state depart
ments and locations."
This is simply a part of the convincing
and earnest speech made by the Shawnee
senator. His talk was to the point, backed
by facts and was received with approval
by the senate.
The tilt this morning was only a curtain
raiser to the main fight which undoubt
edly will not be staged until tomorrow.
A Reno supporter was absent today an
other will be absent this afternoon and
the measure will not he brought out unUl
the full force Is on hand.
Despite the fact that Carey has a solid
bunch of promises for state fair votes,
the senate is becoming disgusted with
the scrap. The contention between the
two cities has pervaded the atmosphere
of the upper house for four weeks or
more and there will be a feeling of relief
when the vote is taken. If the senators
would vote like they feel laying aside all
promises, and agreements, Kansas would
not place her seal on a fair this year.
MOORE BLAMES GERMS.
Penn. Representative Would Safe
guard Lives of Democrats.
Washington, Feb. 25. Suggesting
that the "heavy germ laden atmos
phere of the capitol" was in part re
sponsible for the unusual death rate of
the Sixty-second congress. Representa
tive J. Hampton Moore, Pennsylvania,
introduced a resolution to authorize a
thorough fumigation and the installa
tion of an effective system of ventila
tion before the beginning of the extra
session. The preamble recites that
seven senators and eight representa
tives died during the Sixty-second
congress.
Plans for providing better ventila
tion for the capitol have been under
consideration for years.
Call Salem by Wireless.
Washington. Feb. 25. Wireless con:-
- lOll'Hl hcoi ' " ' . ...... . uaicm, -
were carried on last night when the ves- I
sel was more than two thousand miles I
across the Atlantic
GOOD MANY JOBS.
Hodges Has Several to Give Out
Yet.
He Will Make Announcements
This Week.
TWO IMPORTANT BOARDS
Educational and Text Book
Commissions.
Governor Keeps Own Counsel
Regarding Chosen Ones.
Many job hunters are on the anxious
seat this week awaiting the final lists
of appointments to be announced by
Governor Hodges and sent to the legis
lature for confirmation. Several im
portant appointments will be an
nounced this week, but around the
state house there is little intimation
as to the persons who are to land
places under the new Democratic ad
ministration. Among the appointments to be made
before the close of the legislative ses
sion are:
State architect.
Grain inspector.
State accountant.
Superintendent Hutchinson reforma
tory. Six regents Kansas university.
Six regents Agricultural college.
Six regents state normal.
Three members central administra
tion board.
Five trustees Western university.
Three members penal board.
One member tax commission.
Four "members medical board.
Superintendent boys' Industrial
school, Topeka.
Superintendent girls' industrial
school, Belolt.
Two members school text book com
mission. For some of these places, there are
a good many applicants. And these ap
plicants have watched the newspapers
every day to see if their names were
sent to the legislature for confirma
tion. They were not. Neither has the
governor discussed at any consider
able length his plans regarding these
appointments. The session is almost
over and he will make his appoint
ments in a few days.
"I expect to send In my appoint
ments this week," was all Governor
Hodges said when asked concerning
the remainder of his appointments.
Many of the more important appoint
ments have already been made, but to
the persons who want the Jobs yet to
be filled, those positions are of con
siderable concern. Governor Hodges
has already named his own office force,
tne Danic commissioner, members of the
utilities comrnjssion,two members of
the board of control, warden of the
state penitentiary, labor commissioner,
live stock sanitary commissioner, oil in
spector and several minor appointees.
But there are still many places yet to
fill.
The new boards of regents of the edu
cational institutions to be appointed by
Hodges will serve only until July 1,
this year. Then they will be succeeded
by three members of the central ad
ministration board, each of whom will
draw $3,500 a year. One of these mem
bers, it is claimed, will be a woman.
The only persons so far mentioned for
the place have been Ed Hackney, of
Winfield, and Mrs. Cora G. Lewis, of
Kinsley.
Then the new laws have created the
new penal board or board of correction.
Thomas W. Morgan, of Ottawa, it is
claimed, win neaa tnis Doard.
There are also two members of the
school text book commission to appoint,
as well as superintendents of the In
dustrial schools and the Hutchinson re.
formatory. Senator Howe, of Abilene.
will probably land the appointment at
Hutchinson to succeed M. F. Amrlne.
As for the state architect, member of
the tax commission, state accountant
and grain inspector, Hodges is keeping
his own counsel. But his selections will
be made public in a few days.
GALL 'EM 'ROUGHNECKS'
Governor of Oregon Freely Expresses
Opinion of Legislators.
Portland, Ore.. Feb. 25. "I have
been down on my farm grubbing
stumps. I was so glad to get away
from that bunch, I could hardly nerve
myself to go back," said Governor Os
wald West last night on his way to
Salem, the state capital. The gover
nor's statement came when he was in
formed that the speaker of the house
and the president of the senate with
their respective chief clerks had forced
their way into his private office and
left there the bills passed by both
houses. The houses then adopted res
olution declaring that these constitut
ed "delivery to the governor," who
has five days after delivery in which
to sign or veto them.
The legislature normally would have
adjourned sine die last Saturday but
for fear the governor with whom, the
majority is not in accord, would veto
many measures, a five day recess was
taken with intent not to adjourn until
the governor had been compelled to
pass on all bills.
On Friday, however, the governor
and his secretary disappeared and the
bills could not be delivered in the
usual way. After waiting all day yes
terday the forcible delivery through
the window of the governor's office
was made.
"I may go away again tomorrow,"
said the governor, "and if I do there
will be none of these roughnecks
breaking into my office."
PENSIONBILL PASSES.
Senate Debates Fifteen Minutes on
Record Breaking Measure.
IWashington, Feb. 25. The senate
passed t ly the $180,000,000 annual
pension bill in the record time of 25
minutes with less than 15 minutes de
bate. It was the largest amount of any
annual pension measure in the history
of the government.
AN INVESTIGATION
House Will Look Into State
Health Department.
Dr. Crumbine's Friends Court
the Inquiry
ABOUT TRIPS AND SUPPLIES.
Monument in Statuary Hall for
Got. Glick.
Orr and Hendricks in War of
Words.
An Investigation of the board of
health and the work of Dr. S. J. Crum
bine as secretary of the board, wm
ordered today in a resolution whlcn
was adopted in the house. A special
committee composed of three members
of the house and two members of the
senate will conduct the inquiry into
the management of the board, various
alleged Junketing . trips and expendi
tures of state funds for thousands of
tin cups, napkins, paper towels, indi
vidual cuspidors and other articles
which Crumbine distributed In his
"pure health" campaigns.
The resolution came from Mike Frey
of Geary county, who admits that he
Is not at all proud of some of the work
of the health board, adaption of the
resolution was secorVd by Stone of
Shawnee, a friend of Crumbine and an
endorser of the work of the depart
ment. In his resolution Frey alleged many
things. He declared that Crumbine and
his assistants have made many Junk
eting trips beyond the borders of Kan
sas and for which the state paid the
expenses. Frey also charged that there
was much mystery as to the propriety
and legality of Crumblne's system of
drawing a $4,000 annual pay check
from Kansas university as dean of its
medical school, when the 1911 legisla
ture had appropriated $2,500 a year as
the doctor's salary aa secretary of the
health board and had specially stipu
lated that Crumbine was to draw no
other pay from the state. Then, too,
it is charged in Frey's resolution that
several thousands of dollars of the
state's good money has been spent in
the purchase of individual tin- cuspi
dors, for paper napkins, for paper
towels, for paper drinking cups and
other articles and that these purchases
are stored in great piles in the base
ment of the state house and represent
not only a waste of cash, but are an
actual fire trap.
So the Geary county member de
manded an investigation to know what
it was all about and where the state's
benefits were derived. Robert Stone,
who recommended the passage of the
resolution, said that he spoke not as a
victim, but as a friend of the health
department and was proud of its
work. In answer to a question by
Frey,. Stone admitted that Crumbine
drew a $4,000 pay check from K. U.,
but insisted that he was doing the
work of two men and receiving the
salary of one man.
Dr. Cummings of Bourbon county
opposed Frey's resolution and declar
ed that the work of the board of
health was above question.
The house adopted the Frey resolu
tion without opposition. A special
committee composed of three house
members and two members from the
senate will be named to conduct the
inquiry.
A statue of the late George W.
Glick Is to occupy a place alongside
that of James J. Ingalls in Statuary
Hall, Washington. The house this
morning, by a unanimous vote, adopt
ed the resolution which passed the
senate several days ago and ordered
the appropriation of $6,000 for the
placing of a statue of the former gov
ernor in the hall of fame.
Kansas was allotted two places in
Statuary Hall. One is occupied by a
statue of the late James J. Ingals, a
Republican. Now the Democrats are
to receive recognition and will im
moralize Glick with a $6,000 statue
in the national capitol city.
Glick was the last Democratic gov
ernor of Kansas, preceding the elec
tion of George H. Hodges. He was
elected in 1882 and served from 1883
to 1885. In addition to his two years
as chief executive of the state he serv
ed 17 years in the state legislature and
was one of the foremost of the Dem
ocratic leaders of the state.
There was a wordy war on the floor
of the house this morning between
Robert S. Hendricks, of Rawlins
county, and James W. Orr, of Atchison,
when Hendricks attempted to revive a
railroad bill reported adversely by the
Judiciary committee of which Orr is
chairman. - Hendricks openly charged
Orr with showing favor to the railroads
and declared that he had yielded to the
Influence of the railroad lobby in the
house.
"Those statements are untrue and
unwarranted," declared Orr In a scath
ing reply to the Rawlins county mem
ber. "No other person In this body
would stoop to the remarks before this
body of 125 men as has the gentleman
from Rawlins. The committee voted
unanimously against the bill and the
lobby to which the member from Raw
lins refers was no stronger than the
one which was sent to influence the
recommendation of the bill." .
Members of the Judiciary committee
came to Orr's assistance and assumed
with him the blame for the killing of
the bill.
"I don't care whether the entire com
mittee assumes this responsibility or
not." said Hendricks in reply. "This
matter isn't going to be settled here,
but there is no denying the assertion
that the bill was killed after the rail
road representatives had appeared In
opposition to the measure."
The bill in question was Introduced
by Representative Uplinger. It pro
vided that death of a person injured
on a railroad did not bar the main
tenance of a suit to recover for medical
attention, pain and suffering. The
Judiciary committee reported the bill
unfavorably and Hendricks sought to
have the bill revived and placed on
the calendar. The house voted to sus
tain the committee report.
The special committee appointed to
investigate the impeachment charges
against . Judge James W. Finley, of
Neosho county, reported today that the
charges were without merit and recom
mended that they be expunged from
the records. Hendricks, of Rawlins,
filed the report as chairman of the
special committee. Charges were filed
against Judge Finley by J. H. Herriff,
of Neosho county, but the committee
found that there was no occasion for
impeachment proceedings.
In the consideration of the administra
tion inheritance tax law this week, J. W.
Carnahaji snucht m inlect an amendment
providing that estates of more than $50,000
to widows and j),wo or more io
direct heirs should be subject to tax. But
the Democratic house, pledged to a re
peal of the old law, voted down the
amendment. Carnahan's amendment was
aimed at the holdings of Rockefeller, the
Goulds and other corporation heads wnc
own property In Kansas, and me iay
county member believed that the amend
ment would have protected 95 per cent of
the residents or Kansas from a lax ana t
the same time netted to the state thou
sands of dollars from the estates of non
resident property owners.
That bill by tti ludicial apportionment
committee, providing for a redistricting
of the state, has teen made a special
order for 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon.
The' bill seeks to reduce the number of
Judicial districts from 34 to 26 and re
adjust the present districts. Under the
terms of the bill, Shawnee county - with
its two district courts, would be com
pelled to handle the Jefferson county liti
gation. But on this provision, the com
mittee has shown a willingness not to
disturb Shawnee in the final passage of
the bill and will probably recommend
that Jefferson be made-- a part of the
Leavenworth county district, or attached
to the Douglas county district.-.
HERESTiATElOVV
Mrs. Wilson Can't Dress on
$1,000 Per Year.
Single Gown Often Costs That
Much Women Say.
Washington, Feb. 25. If - Mrs.
Woodrow Wilson, wife of President
elect Wilson, can dress on $1,000 a
year, it is more than notable leaders
of Washington society can do. The
consensus of opinion is that Mrs. Wil
son will be obliged to enlarge her
dress allowance.
The average dress allowance here Is
$5,000, while many use $10,000 and
others go even higher.
A close friend of Mrs. Taft said to
day that while Mrs. Taft and her
daughter did not overdress, yet they
spent at least $5,000 a year. This
friend estimated the outfit needed for
the first lady of the land based on
clothes Mrs. Taft got during the year
as follows:
Ten evening gowns at $300 each
$3,000.
Four street suits each season at
average cost of $50 $200 a season,
four seasons $800.
Two afternoon suits a season aver
age $100. four seasons, $800.
Three afternoon receptions gowns
at $75 $225.
Accessories, hats, gloves; etc., year
ly, at least $1,500..
Total $6,325.
Miss Helen Taft being a debutante.
last two years, has spent undoubted
ly half as much as her mother for
clothes.
Mrs. Robert L. Henry, wife of the
Texas representative, who is promi
nently mentioned for the cabinet, can
not emulate the low cost of dressing
of Mrs. Wilson. She said today:
"Mrs. Wilson may be able to do it,
but I cannot. I have heard other
women make like remarks and the
miracle of their accomplishing it has
been a puzzle to me."
Another Democratic social leader,
Mrs. Champ Clark, wife of the speak
er, thoroughly endorsed Mrs. Wilson's
views, and rejoiced at her good com
mon sense in not allowing clothes to
rule her.
Mrs. Edson Bradley, who thinks
nothing of spending $5,000 for a sin
gle entertainment, laughed when
asked if a Washington society woman
could dress on $1,000 a year.
"Not to my knowledge," she said.
"I find that a single gown frequently
costs more than that."
Mrs. Hugh Roland French, recently
declared by DeLyon Nicholls to be
one of America's most beautiful wom
en, says Washington life requires an
outlay of much more than $1,000
yearly.
"Why, I have had seven evening
gowns this winter," she said, "and
they cost from $400 to $1,000 a piece.
I could not even buy my hats for a
thousand dollars a year. I am cer
tain my complete clothes bill for the
year is $20,000, and at that I am by
no means the best dressed woman
here."
Mrs. Wilson's $1,000 wardrobe will
be awaited with much curiosity and it
is possible that It may usher in an era
of dress reform here.
HE DECLINES $4,800.
Marshall Says Expenditures Can Not
Be Paid by State.
Indianapolis, Feb. 25. Thomas R.
Marshall, vice president, refused $4.
8 00. That amount was carried In the
regular appropriation bill to reim
burse Mr. Marshall for money spent
for house rent,' light, heat and water
during his four years as governor of
Indiana. The former governor said
he did not believe the appropriation
constitutional and sent word to the
conference committee to strike out the
$4,800.
Mr. and Mrs. Marshall leave for
Washington, D. C, Wednesday and he
said he did not believe he would have
the opportunity to appear personally
before the committee as he had not
completed his inaugural speech.
ARGUE CONTEMPT CASE
Buck Stove and Range Echo In Trial
of Labor Men.
Washington, Feb. 25. Arguments on tbe
appeal of Samuel Gompers, John Mitchell
and Fran t Morrison, officials . the
American Federation of Labor, under sen
tence for contempt of court !n connection
with the fcuck Stove and Range c ise,
were begun here today and will continue
th'. oue-i tomorrow.
Weather Forecast for Kansas.
Rain tonight or Wednesday, warmer
tonight.
COLD CLAIMS PAIR
Swiss Scientist and British Of
ficer Perish in South.
Death Enters Dr. Mawson's
Exploring Party.
ONCE SAFE ON BOARD SHIP
Stop for Another Expedition
and Are Lost.
Antarctic Ice Compels Ship f
Leaye Them.
Sydney, Feb. 25. Two members
the Mawson Antarctic expedition, Lieu
tenant Ninnia. an Englishman, and Dr.
Merz, Swiss, have died. Dr. Mawson
and six companions have been left
for the winter on Adelie Land, a bar
ren tract in the Antarctic becauaa
they were unable to reach the expedi
tion's ship Aurora before It waa com
pelled to leave.
This new. Is received here by wtre-
isnd1"0111 Adlte Und' VU MacJurt
81? r,h? Wa "ember of
pedifSr t hfCkJeton s S0""1 ex
pedition, received the following wlra-
ervfl8tch trom Alelie Land-
Dr. Douglas Mawson and several of
gonemto B,f Aurora h!cTnaa
. ?Ch them "hder the com
mand of Captain J. K. Davis This
happened owing to unfortunate circum-
c tTof Irf B- a NlnlTs. oTt";
5 ... London. regiment of Royal
Fusiliers and Dr. Merz, who waa .ki
champion of Switzerland ln 190 " are
" A11 the other ap weH.
h,Pr- M(awn and six other mem-
onVdeliLal Pr0bab -'t.r
pedSs ZZlTtrZdgll
ions in the Antarctic"
Former Message All Were Safe.
here frlBtth.Tl0US menage received
here from the Aurora arrived February
17 nd id the members of ex
pedition were on board the vessel It
would, appear therefore that Dr. Doug
las Mawson. with some of his corn
unions, must have landed and go",
on an expedition from which they were
unable to get back in time to rejoin
tleae" befre the 1Ce CP her
The expedition, headed by Dr Maw
son set out from Australia in the
latter part of 1911. it consisted of
nearly 50 men, most of them gradu
ates of the Universities of AuraUa
and New Zealand. It was flnncea by
popular subscription.
Dr, Mawson-waa not seeking th pole
but proposed to make a complete o!
graphical and magnetic survey of the
antarctic region between Cape Adara
and Gaussburg, a distance of over 2 000
miles. '
The expedition landed on Adelie land,
which Is a barren tract of what has
also been known as Wilkes land after
the American explorer, and the men
here divided into three parties. From
time to time there have come reports
of the success of tti vnift,.,.M w-
discovery of new plants and only re-
i A i . .
ucuujr aiier imviug Deen out of com
mission for several months what pur
nortpd to hn . wimiBn,
picked up from the Aurora "all well
British Army Hit Again.
aster the British army is af-
iciti vy mo loss ui a Dmiiant otn-
ous Royal Fusllliers regiment. He waa
a ciose friend of Captain T-wrence
Oates, of the Inniskilling dragoons,
who perished while returning from the
cuuut puie nun ouutL.
Cln.lt...lani1 clan V. . n .... - .... I
loss by the death of Dr. Merz, a promi
nent scientist and sportsman. After
winning ine bk.1 jumping cnampionsmp
In fiuHtKArlanH In 1 W18 h, rttrri hla
services to Dr. Mawson.
They Bid Not Seek Pole.
T I -.t ,1 , . , t,k
jlf?uv. 4..111110 wns wiw cajjci l yi i in
1 I. ! . V. o-( a
cAjeuii.iuii uii . j iiift inn
The wireless messages hitherto re-
receivea irom me Aurora uo uu. bll.
the cause of his death or of that of
ur. ivierz.
ryl Jt ! n. ..MK
A 4113 CALtCUlLIVIl Dial bCU V U . 11-st. . .
any idea of rushing to the South Pol.
ana naming lii e uukiiuwii miiua ui ma
Antarctic and making numerous ob
servations around the magnetic pole.
. . . 1 I 1 j M , L-
According to the wireless reports
from Dr. Mawson the principal objects
of the expedition were attained. Un
fortunately, Mawson and six of his
companions, after they had been pick
ed up by the Aurora undertook another
expedition and were unable to rejoin
the ship which was compelled to
leave them to spend another year In
the Antarctic.
Lieutenant Ninnis, according to a
later dispatch, was killed by falling
jULl n. LiC'luxra ....... j J wibu. -
death was practically Instantaneous.
U.S. LOSES 36 MILLIONS
Might Have Collected That Sum for
Interest on Deposits.
Washington, Feb. 24. The govern
ment might have gained $36,000,000 in
the last 26 years had It collected In
terest on all its deposits and what It
might harve deposited in banks and
Btill gained a working balance of $35.-
000,000 in the treasury, according to
the conclusions in a report today of
the house committee on expenditures
in the treasury department. The com
mittee recommended that the ways
and means committee or the banking
and currency committee report a law
compelling deposits of excess govern
ment funds at- interest under a com
petitive bidding Bystem.
Here's Your Chance.
Very low fares to Pacific Coast,
Montana, North Dakota and Canada
via Chicago Great Western railroad.
Write H. B. Bryning, District Passen
ger Agent. C. O. W. R. R., 809 Walnut
St.. Kansas City, Mo., for particular
Adv

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