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Nearly 150 Measures Died on
Calendar Today.
reported unfavorably the measure in
troduced early In the session by Sen
ator Nighswonger. of Sedgwick. The
house has killed the ' bill and with the
senate measure ' ditched, Kansas will
not operate this law for at least two
The senators are a tired, worn out,
weary looking body today. Until 1
o'clock this morning they - worked in
the senate chamber cleaning up the
calendar for the last day's considera
Former Secretary of State Vic
tim of Bright's Disease.
I Turkish Fortress Surrenders to
House and Senate I Agree on
Big Items.
Sudden End Came in Club in
Defense Was One of Brilliant
Episodes of War.
Consideration of Senate Bills
Ceased at Noon.
Bill Introduced in Both Houses
' for Consideration.
Was Old Time Politician
Short grass.
Had Host of Friends All Over
State of Kansas.
Wichita, Kan., March 6. C. E. Den
ton, 55 years old, former secretary of
tate, dropped dead of Bright's disease
v fi, 7
O. K. Ienton. Former Secretary of
Stat. Who Died Suddenly Today in
in the Wichita club here this afternoon.
He recently moved to Wichita from To
peka. He formerly lived at Attica, Kansas.
Mr. Denton was born in Peoria, 111..
54 years ago. He came to Kansas in
1SS4 and settled in Harper county close
to the site of the present village of
Attica. He first engaged in the busi
ness of farming and later went into
the mercantile business in Attica. Then
he became associated with A. C." Jobes
in the banking business in Attica. He
kept his residence at the little town of
his first Kansas residence clear up to
a few months ago when he moved to
Wichita and he was always proud of
his little town and his old friends there
and his early political and business
successes in Harper county.., .
Mr. Denton was elected secretary of
state in 1906 and again in 1908, sur
rendering the office in 1910 to Mr. Ses
sions, present incumbent. He was
talked of that year as a candidate for
governor but decided not to make the
Mr. Denton had business interests in
Wichita, being associated with his
brother-in-law, Mr. Richardson, in the
American State bank there. He only
(Continued on Page Six.)
The House Disposed of All Its
Thousand Bills.
First Time for Years This Has
Been Done.
At 11:56 just four minutes before the
time set in the provisions of the joint
resolution t house finished the con
sideration and vote on the last origi
nal bill on the calendar. It Is the first
time in many years when the house
has not adjourned under a resolution
and let die many of its own bills.
Only a protest by Hendricks, of Raw
lins, blocked an adjournment right on
time. After all house bills had been
disposed of, Hendricks tied up the ses
sion for nearly an hour in forcing a
verification of a vote on two corpora
tion bills by Gordon of Wyandotte.
With the clock hidden behind a heavy
curtain. Speaker Brown ruled that the
house was not violating the rules of
the resolution by a verification of a
vote on the Gordon .neasure.
Much confusion marked the closing
hour of the session for the considera
tion of original bills. Bills were piled
into the omnibus and herded through
the house like cattle through a chute.
The final bulk roll call carried eleven
bills the final cleanup of the house
calendar and at just four minutes be
fore the noon hour the house had con
cluded the transaction of its own bus-
Then came a protest from Hendricks
which delayed the noon recess nearly
an hour. The Hendricks- fight aroused
feeling and one of the warmest par
liamentary fights of the session. It
was because of the announcement that
house bills Noa. 653 and 654. compan
ion corporation bills offered by Gordon
of Wyandotte, that Hendricks raised
an objection and declared that the vote
mid been tampered with. To this
charge, Gordon replied that the state
ment was false and that the Rawlins
county member knew it was false.
In this discussion the brief four min
utes of the session for consideration
of original bills had slipped away.
Hendricks fought for a verification of
the vote and won. The formal an
nouncement showed that 64 votes had
been ciist for the bil.. A verification
showed errors in the tally and reduced
the vote to 62 one short of a consti
tutional majority. On this tally, the
vote of Mahurin of Coffey was still
lacking. He was not in the hall and
a recess was taken until 2 o'clock when
he might set clear his vote, which
meant the life or death of the two
Gordon's measures which precipita
ted a row in the closing minutes of the
session today, permitted corporations
to increase their capital stock to three
(Continued on Pass Two.)
Fierce Bombardment Preceded
the Capitulation.
Greek Commanders Execute Re
markable Military Feat.
Athens, Greece, March 6. The Turk
ish fortress of Janina, the key to the
possession of the province of Epirus,
with its garrison of 32,000 men, sur
rendered to the Greek army today af
ter a defense which forms one of the
most brilliant episodes of the Balkan
The surrender was preceded by a
fierce bombardment lasting without
cessation for two days and two nights.
Every available gun, including a num
ber of heavy howitzers lent by the
Servian artillery, was brought to bear
on the forts defending the beleaguered
city. No fewer than 30,000 shells were
fired by the Greek guns during the
first day's cannonade.
Gradually the Turkish batteries a
Bizani, Manoliara, Eakni and . else
where were silenced.
Greeks Make Keint.
The Greek commanders by a feint
led the Turks to believe their attack
would be made from the right. As
soon as the attention of the defenders
had been distracted, the Greeks hurled
large bodies of infantry onto the Turk
ish left. The Ottoman troops, utterly
surprised, fell back in disorder. The
batteries on the heights of Bizani, the
mainstay of the defense, had been un
able to stand the peiting of the shells
and were reduced to complete silence
at 11 o'clock yesterday morning.
The Greeks pushed their forward
movement during the afternoon and
occupied the Turkish batteries on the
j Sakni and Elas hills, capturing all the
i guns and 110 artillerymen. Then the
j Greek battalions gradually deployed
' on to the plain in front of the city
! itself. The. Turkish flight immediate
ly became general, despite all the ef
forts of the. Ottoman officers to rally
their men. Whole detachments suc
i cumbed to panic and joined in a mad
race into the city. The Greek troops
followed in hot pursuit almost to the
Flag of Truce.
With all the defending batteries in
the hands of . the attackers and the
Hellenic soldiers at the very gates of
the city, Essaad Pasha, the Turkish
commander, at 6 o'clock this morning
sent messenger under a flag of truce
to Crown Prince Constantine of Greece
announcing the surrender of the city
and all the troops under his command.
The fall of Janina was announced
by the crown prince to the Greek war
office in the following dispatch:
"Enimaga, (Greek headquarters)
6 a. m. The Greek army having oc
cupied the entire left front of the city
of Janina and also Bizani and Cas
tritza having been surrounded by our
troops. Essaad Pasha has just inform
ed me that his troops surrender as
prisoners of war.
"I will send you shortly details of
the great victory of oiy gallant army."
Greeks Are Jubilant.
Wild enthusiasm reigned in the
streets of Athens on the announce
ments of the news and all the houses
were decorated with flags. Excited peo
ple thronged the thoroughfares singing
the Greek national anthem, while
joyous peals rang out from every
church steeple in the capital. The
Greek advance on Janina began late
in October. The Turks retired rapidly
before their opponents and operations
round the fortress opened about the be
ginning of December. The advance
! ing the period of the armistice, with
. which the Greek never formally agreed.
Several of the outlying forts fell be
fore the Greek assaults and the attack
on the principal fortifications was grad
ually pressed home.
The Turkish garrison possessed 150
guns, distributed among the forts at
Bizani, to the south, Buruti, to the
southwest, Sadovitz. to the west, and
Gardinkl. to the northwest.
It was not known until today how
t many i urKisn troops were in Tne city.
Estimates heretofore varied from
18,000 to 30,000. The population
numbered 22.000. mostly Greeks.
The fortifications, which had at one
time been considered strong, were
antiquated and could not resist mod
ern cannon.
Provisions throughout the siege had
been plentiful, as Janina is a center
of the grain trade.
Sink Three Ships.
Vienna, March 6. The Turkish crui
ser Hamidieh today sunk three Greek
transports loaded with Servian troops
on the way to Scutari, according to a
Constantinople dispatch to the Neue
Ereie Presse.
The attack on the transports oc
curred, it is said, near the peninsula
of Hagion Oros, in the Aegean sea. From
this it would appear that transports
were proceeding not to Scutari but to
Gallipoli, where it was proposed some
time ago by the Balkan allies to make
a flank attack on the Turkish troops
defending the Dardanelles. The con
voy of Greek transports was a large
one, consisting of 24 vessels, which
carried 34 guns. They were encountered
by the Har-idieh shortly after they
j had left tne coast.
j Suffer From Cold.
j London. March 6. A Constantinople
'dispatch to tne uany Man says that
i severe snowstorms have caused terrible
, suffering among the troops at
Tchatalja.. Kitty or more outpost men
have been frozen to death and others
so frost bitten that it was necessary
to resort to amputation.
Strange. "It's strange. Isn't it?"
"What?" "That nobody ever discovers an
Italian singer who wasn't a common
laborer a few years ago." Chicago Record-Herald.
Revived Only to Be Killed Sec
ond Time.
Senate Worked Till 1 O'clock
This Morning.
Shortly after noon today the senate
ceased the consideration of ail bills
originating in the upper house of the
legislature. With the completion of
this 50 days of debate and oratory, the
senate does away with its calendar
which included 146 measures of local
and state wide importance. Up to date
the senate has . passed bills in the
neighborhood of ZOO.
When the senate calendar was
washed clean of senate bills today 20
measures on third reading died a po
lite death. On general orders 126 bills
took the last breath of life. Among
these 146 acts were measures of im
portance and bills that have consti
tuted a large part of the legislative
interest this year.
Here is a list of the more important
measures which are killed on account
of lack of time for consideration:
Revision of railroad pass rules by
Trott. , .
'.'Pure paint" bill by . Wilson of Jef
ferson. ,
County officers' fee and salary bill,
by committee.:
Daily passenger service on all rail
roads by Davis. .
Incorporation of good roads asso
ciation by Waggener. .'
Grain threshers' reports by McMU-
Stock protecting sheds by Meek. .
Semi-monthly pay day by commit-
tBState life insurance company by
Davis. ,
Good roads fund from sale of river
sand by Malone. ' "
Weights and measures regulations
by Simpson. - -
Small debtors' court by Davis.
Municipal club rooms for children
by Howe. " .
Care of state house grounds ana
mansion by Huffman.
State fraternal benefit association
by Davis. . .
State printing of blanks and records
for townships by Stavely.
Bill posting regulations by Stavely.
- Bank, guaranty law by Josephs '
Penitentiary island bill by commit
tee Exemption of manufacturing prop
erty from taxation by Milton.
County aid to first settlers by Davis.
Reorganization of Agricultural so
ciety by Howe.
Repeal of college fraternity tax ex
emption law by Bowman.
The senate did not waste time in tne
cessation of bills this noon. The
clock was stopped for a few minutes
to allow a message from the governor
to be read. Then the session opened,
a motion for adjournment was Placed,
it prevailed and in one crack of the
gavel 14 6 bills that have occupied
hours of time and work, died for the
1913 session.
The senate worked all morning on
. , , j i Hiiio Nineteen meas-
imru icrtuiB -
ures were passed on separate roil call
and reading. The members objected to
bulk rolls and omniDus readings, muic
still on general or-
tnan iw " .
ders were not advanced. The authors
of the bills did not oojeci, nuwevci.
They were glad to abandon the grind
and allow their measures to rest until
two years hence.
Beginning tnis aiwunwn
took up house bills that have been
i ,.f. tn tVi a east wing of the
state house. More than 3o0 of these
bills will be jammra miu me """
calendar for consideration in the next
three or four days. It means all night
sessions next week and a dark thick
curtain over the placid face of the sen
ate clock. . ...
rr--- nTKHriaT-ntinn Of hOUSe blllS
i 1 1 tr ' " '--
ceases the middle of next week.
The senate has recommended the
nassage of the resolution calling for an
investigation of the poultry industry in
Klnsir It is stated that this state
does $30,000,000 annually in eggs and
poultry and that there is a preventable
loss of $5,000,000 each year.
The last chance to bring out an ad
ministration inheritance tax bill on the
calendar failed in the senate this
morning when a motion by Wilson, of
Jefferson county, to reconsider the
vote of yesterday was voted down by
the enemies of the legacy measure.
At noon today the consideration of all
senate bills by the senate ceased and
It was the plan of the inheritance tax
supporters to make one more frantic
effort to place the law on the statute
books. .
Ten senators failed to vote. On the
first call in favor of the motion. 14
senators arose to their feet. The op
position brought 16 votes up and the
final efforts were futile.
It is known positively around the
senate chamber that Governor Hodges
favors some kind of a legacy tax. In
fact he had instructed his lieutenants
to try and bring about a successful
reconsideration of the vote taken Wed
nesday afternoon when the measure
was killed by Senator Waggener and
his followers. The attempt this morn
ing lacked the support that was found
yesterday and the doom of the inherit
ance tax law for the next two years
was recorded.
Undoubtedly Kansas needed some
kind of an inheritance tax. The reve
nue to be derived from foreign lega
cies alone would have maintained one
or more- of the big state institutions.
The governor's message favoring an
unqualified repeal of the old law was
construed by the enemies of the law
to mean nothing less than wiping the
measure from the statute books and
they clung to this belief.
The last remnant of a bulk sales bill
was thrown in the waste basket this
morning when the Judiciary committee
First Official Gathering of New
President Wilson Receives Am
bassador From Japan.
Washington, March 6. President
Wilson's second day In the White
House found a long engagement list
awaiting his attention.
Baron Chinda, ambassador from
Japan to the United States, the first
representative of a foreign power to
be received formally, was among the
first. Baron Chinda bore the congrat
ulations of the Japan emperor to Mr.
Wilson. The reception was in the Blue
room with the ceremony that accom
panies the visit of an ambassador to a
president. Ambassador Bryce, of
Great Britain, met President Wilson
informally yesterday.
Augustus Thomas and Frederick C
Penfield, who are being mentioned aa
likely to become ambassadors to Euro
pean courts, had engagements at the
White House later in the day
President Wilson's cabinet was
scheduled to meet formally today for
the fl,rst time. The conference yester
day was held before the nominations
were sent to the senate and the meet
ing had no official standing.
No provision had been made today
for Vice President Marshall, although
President Wilson had been quoted as
saying that he saw no reason why the
vice president should not sit'with the
official family.
Attorney General McReynoids, Sec
retary McAdoo of the treasury depart
ment, and Secretary Red field of the
department of commerce, took : oaths
of office early today. ;
Speaker Clark Addresses Demo
cratic Cancns.
Predicts Action In Harmony
With President. . V
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Washington, March 6. Speaker
Clark was renominated, - Representa
tative Underwood again chosen chair
man of the ways and means commit
tee, the entire Democratic personnel
of that tariff making body named and
all the house officers renominated- at
a harmonious six hour caucus of the
Democrats of the house of the Six tit
third congress yesterday. The caucus
was in the house chamber and 270 of
the 291 house Democrats were pres
ent. The following were nominated for
ratification by the house when it meets
in extra session on April 1:
Speaker Champ Clark of Missouri.
Ways and means committee Rep
resentative Underwood of Alabama,
chairman; Francis Burton Harrison,
New York; Dorsey W. Shackelford,
Missouri; Claude Kitchin, North Car
olina; Henry T. Rainey, Illinois: Lin-
(Contlnued on Page Two.)
Senator Kern Holds Conference With
Washington, March 6. Democrats
of the senate today resumed their
caucus to determine upon a plan of
reorganization of the senate and the
reshaping of committees that are to
have charge of legislation in the new
congress. Senator Kern of Indiana,
chosen caucus chairman and majority
leader in yesterday's session of the
caucus, had a long conference last
night with President Wilson and was
prepared today to discuss in some de
tail with his colleagues the policies
and plans of the administration.
Chairman Kern presented the fol
lowing names of senators who are to
compose the steering committee to
make up Democratic committee as
signments, and they were unanimous
ly approved: Senators Kern, Martin,
Clarke (Ark.). Chamberlain, Owens,
O'Gorman, Smith (Ga.), Lea and
Thomas (Colo.).
.Democratic leaders regard these se
lections as carrying a majority repre
senting the progressive -Democratic
element of the senate. The commit
tee assignments they make will be
presented later to the Democratic
caucus for ratification.
Bryan's Strange Words to Office Force
When He Took Charge.
Washington. March 6. W. J. Bryan, in
addressing the assistant secretaries and
heads of the various bureaus o the state
department, declared:
"I am not prepared to discuss tenure in
office. My own tenure is as I was about
to say, brief, but my tenure has not even
begun. I am sure your tenure is there
fire not more uncertain than mine. I
have not had time to learn from the pres
ident the general policy that will be im
pressed on the various departments but
it is not necessary for us t0 discuss the
length of service. It is sufficient at this
time to make each other's acquaintance
and I hope that when the time comes, for
me to reassemble you to introduce you
to my successor I can look back upon as
delightful associations as the retiring sec
retary does." .
Ir. Bryan's words caused surprise but
he followed them with no explanation.
Weather Forecast for Kansas.
Fair and warmer tonight and
Dr. Friedrlchv Franz Friedniann Is Having His Troubles With Both Patients
and Health Authorities Over His Tuberculosis Cure.
Dr. Friedmann Forced to Ieavo
New York Hotel.
German Scientist Has Fled to
Parts Unknown.
New Tork, March 6. Harassed be
yond endurance both by victims of the
white plague and by newspaper report
ers. Dr. Friedmann, the German scien
tist who claims to have discovered a
specific cure for tuberculosis has fled
from his luxurious suite in the Waldorf
to parts unknown. The management
had given him to understand several
days ago that it would be agreeable
to them if he would open headquarters
some other place. The reason of this
was that men, women and children,
buoyed at the hope of promise held out
by his claims, slipped into the hotel at
all hours of the day and night despite
the efforts of the vigilant hotel de
tectives and porters to keep them out.
The Waldorf management attempted
to make it clear today that the sole
reason it was desired for Dr. Friedmann
to leave the hotel was the practical im
possibility of keping crowds of sufferers
away from the premises as long as he
was there.
What was declared by represen
tatives of Dr. Friedmann to be
"encouraging progress" was made
in his determined efforts to have his
serum subjected to the tests required
by the laws of the state and the rules
of the local medical societies. Dr.
Ernest J. Lederle, commissioner of the
department of health, received from
the German scientist samples of his
serum for analysis. The chief purpose
of this official analysis, so it was stated
by Dr. Lederle, would be to determine
definitely whether or not the serum
is harmful. If it shall prove to be
of no possible -"anger to the health of
persons upon whom it may be tried, the
board of health will issue a permit to
Dr. Friedmann to proceed with his ap
plication of . the "cure" here.
The commissioner of health suggested
two hospitals in which the Friedmann
"cure" might be tried the Riverside
hospital, on North Brother island, and
the Otisville hospital, in Orange county.
Each of these institutions is caring for
many tuberculosis patients. But until
the Lederle tests have been made and
approved. Dr. Friedmann cannot hope
to administer his treatment here with
out running the imminent risk of of
fending the constituted authorities.
Commissioner Lederle let it be un
derstood that his department is not
trying to hamper Dr. Friedmann in any
way, but on the contrary It desired
to give him every opportunity to prove
the merits he claims for his discovery.
It is generally understood, that should
the health department's analysis show
the Friedmann serum to be harmless,
the German physician will immediately
open a dispensary at a central point
in the city for the treatment of pa
tients. -
Woman Found Murdered
New Tork, March 6. Mrs. Kather
ine Godfrey, a young widow, was
found murdered early today In her
flat. Her head and face had been
horribly battered, presumably with a
club. The police attribute the crime
to gangsters. Three men who report
" ed the killing to the police were de
tained as material witnesses. They
said they called to see the young
1 woman and found her dead. . . -
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Hodges Names Important
Boards Today.
Ex-Gov. Hoch on ,the New
Educational Commission.
Educational Administration board
Ed T. Hackney, Winfleld; Cora O.
Lewis, Kinsley; E. W. Hoch, Marion.
Board of Correction Thomas W,
Morgan, Ottawa; W. L. Brown, King
man; Charles M. Harger, Abilene.
These men are also to become members
of the penal board.
State Accountant Jasper T. Kincaid,
Oil Inspector Frank Cumiskey,
Regents Kansas University George
W. Marble, Fort Scott; Vance Hum
phrey, Junction City; C. F. Foley,
Lyons; Rachel Pugh, Independence: A.
a. iteeves, uoage city; Rodney El
ward, Castleton.
Regents Agricultural College W. E.
Blackburn, Anthony; Edward Taylor,
Edwardsville; A. J. Morris, Hill City;
William M. Price, Madison; C. W. Car
son, Ashland; Abe Gillner Jr., Wa
mego. '
Regents State Normal Jonathan C.
Miller. Mullberry; B. M. Dreillng, Hays
City; Frank Cron, El Dorado.
Judge Advocate General William J.
Watson, Pittsburg.
Aides de Camp to the Governor L.
M. Pen well, Topeka; Samuel E. Bar
ber, Topeka; A. A. Doerr, Larned.
Governor Hodges today sent this
long list of appointments to the sen
ate for confirmation. In these appoint
ments recognition was given many of
the men and women who have been
prominent in the public affairs of
The most important appointments
of today were the three members of
the new educational administration
board, each of whom will receive a
salary of $3,&00 a year. Two Demo
crats Ed Hackney of Winfleld and
Cora G. Lewis of Kinsley were
named. Former Governor E. W.
Hoch of Marion is the Republican
member of the board. ' All of these
members are prominent and widely
known in Kansas affairs, while Hoch's
record as a Chautauqua speaker is
nation wide.
Many legislative members were
recognized in the appointments. . Jas
per Kincaid, Democratic member of
the house . from Olathe, Governor
Hodges' home town, and former coun
ty clerk of Johnson county, was named
as state accountant to succeed J. C
Gafford. The appointment was a sur
prise to Kincaid, who had neither so
licited nor expected the place.
Another legislative member to be re
membered was Senator William M. Price
of Madison, who was named as one of the
six regents of the State Agricultural col
lege. A. A. Doerr, member of the house
from Pawnee county, was named as one
of the governor's aids and Frank Cron,
Democratic member of the house from
sutler county in 1911, was selected as one
of the State Normal regents.
Thomas W. Morgan, editor of the Ot
tawa Republic, heads the new board of
correction, with Speaker W. L. (Ironjaw)
Brown second on the list. . Charles M.
Harger of Abilene Is the Republican
member of the board.
Two women landed places on the state
board of education. They are Grace
Snyder, Cawker City: 'and BHa MahafTle,
Kansas City. Kan. John MacDonald, To
: peka, beads the board . .
Attorney General to Have
$8,000 a Year.
But General Reduction of Con
tingent Funds.
The house ways and means commit
tee today announced It recommenda
tions for appropriations for the state
executive and Judiciary department,
when a bill was introduced by J. N.
He it. of Barber county, aa "chairman
of the committee, in which were urgeu
appropriation totalling 1.2W,M7.42.
Numerous changes hav been made in
the appropriations since the first re
ports came from the commltt two
weeks ago. One of the largest In
creases was in the allowance by the
committee of an 18,000 contingent fund
for the attorney general's office after
the committee had virtually agreed to
reduce the fund from J10.000 to $5,000 a
These appropriations cover every de
partment in the state house from the
governor's office to the historical soci
ety, from district Judges and court re
porters to rupreme court Justices. Tha
figures on each department received the
official O. K. of the senate committee
and it is probable that all of these
appropriation items will be approved
by the legislature with slight, if any
One of the big item In the appro
priation bills Is the contingent funds
for the various state departments, al
though they have been materially re
duced over the amounts allowed two
years ago. Several improvement Items
are included In the bill. Among these
la $14,000 for upkeep and repairs for
the state house grounds, $4,226 for re
paving Jackson street between Ninth
and Tenth street, and $10,000 for a new
tunnel from the state heating plant to
the state house and memorial hall. The
bill does not include the appropriation
for the completion of Memorial hall,
which is covered In a separate bill
from the ways and means commit
tee. Amounts recommended for the vari
ous state executive and Judiciary de
partments for the next two years are:
Recommended tnr
Department .... 1914-13.
Governor's office $ 3,!)Hah
Lieutenant governor l,4).no
Secretary of state 27,790.00
Auditor of state 27.85J.06
btate treasurer 3Ti,0M.rt
Attorney general 46,1'.!6.C8
Superintendent public instruc
tion 30.100. CO
Executive council M.1S0.00
Superintendent insurance 20,800.
Academy of Science 2,6"0.oO
Adjutant general 120.OHO.uO
Bank commissioner 81.fin0.00
Bureau Labor and Industry 49.300.Q
38 judges of 34 Judicial districts.. 231, 000. 0
i9 district court reporters 93,600.00
Public utilities commission Wt.lS5.oo
Department of agriculture...... 22,lR.iO
State architect's office 12,400.00
State accountant's office lo.H0O.no
State board of health 6,529. 4
Board of medical registration
and examination 6,E0.O0
Board veterinary examiners l.ooo.oii
State Historical society 219.u)
Horticultural society 7.000.UO
State library 19.e00.tt
Traveling library commission... 8.600.05
Legislative reference library 3,200.00
State tax commission 36,450.00
Supreme court 98,440.00
Total $1,296,647.42
These appropriations are recom
mended for the years 1914-16, except
for a few small amounts which win
Kn Diimc.il tn cover a shortage in the
running expenses of 1913 as a result
of an insufficient appropriation at tne
hands of the 1911 legislature.
After having had the matter under
consideration more than a month, the
house ways and means committee has
recommended an appropriation of
$175,000 for the completion of Me
morial hall, dedicated to the veteran
of the Civil and Spanish-American
wars. When completed the new build
ing at Tenth avenue and Jackson
street will have cost the state ap
proximately $500,000.
This building was started nearly
four years ago, after the site had been
donated by the city of Topeka. The
1909 appropriation, however, was
barely sufficient for excavation pur
poses and a $250,000 appropriation
was allowed in 1911, bringing the coat
of the building up to this time to
about $300,000. This year it was ru
mored that the appropriation to com
plete the beautiful new marble and
granite structure would be reduced.
The Btate auditor, acting on the sug
gestion of the state architect, esti
mated that it would cost $200,000 to
complete the building in keeping with
the work already started. An appro
priation of $175,000 has been arreed
upon by both the senate and house
committees and was recommended In
a bill Introduced by the house ways
and means committee.
It now seems probable that but one
constitutional amendment the recall
will be submitted to the voters in
the 1914 election. The house by a
vote of 59 to 54 voted to wipe all con
stitutional amendments from the cal
endar, following a five hour fight over
the adoption of the Orr resolution for
the repeal of that section of the con
stitution which forbid internal Im
provement by the state. In his
sweeping motion to remove constitu
tional amendments from the calendar,
however, Orr overlooked the Keene
measure for a three-fourths Jury ver
dict; but the Atchison man has served
notice that he will lead a fight to kill
that resolution also if the Bourbon
county member attempts . to force a
consideration of the amendment at
thai session of the legislature.
'The Tannahill bill, which would coin
pel nonresident students In Kansas col
leges to pay a tuition equal to the
actual cost of the education of that
student has passed the house over the
vigorous protest of many of the ho"se
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