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10 PAGES READS IT EVERYBODY 10 PAGES NEEDS IT nrxj-sj--t--ri--ti-m-t--ur- m- 1 i - LAST EDITION- FLEE FROM CITY Rush Across Boundary Fol lows Opening of Battle. Rebels Retreat Under Hot Fire From Federals. GUNS ARE N0W SILENCED Mexican Government Reported to Be Bankrupt. Representatives of France Ar ranging Big Loan. Laredo, Tex.. March 17. The streets of Nuevo Laredo, the Mexican town opposite this city, were the scene of a battle this afternoon in which twenty Carranzistas and fifteen federals were killed. Nearly fifty soldiers were wounded. The Carranzistas retreated to the hills south of Nuevo Laredo, where they appeared to be preparing for a fresh assault. The street battle continued for an hour and a half. An Associated Press correspondent, walking through the battlefield, saw bodies of dead rebels with eyes ap parently kicked out. Several had been shot through the head after be ing otherwise wounded. The rebels this afternoon held a position near the city and were con tinuing preparations to renew the fight. Laredo. Tex.. March 17. A battle unexpectedly began in Neuvo Laredo, the Mexican town opposite Laredo, at daybreak. Carranzistas. reported to number 200, during the night had forced their way into the city and oc cupied a large factory. At dawn a salvo of rifle firing aroused Americans in Laredo. The first sight that greeted them was a rush of refugees across the bridge to the American side. About 8 o'clock the rebels fell back from a lard factory, in which they had taken positions, under a hot fed eral rifle fire and retreated slowly, pushed hard by government troops. Men and women carrying their chil dren jammed bridge, heedless of hur ried wagon traffic. A number of offi cials of Neuvo Laredo were among the refugees. The officers carried books of records by the armfuL The Carranzistas at 3 o'clock this morning arrived within four miles of Neuvo Laredo and opened a light rifle fire. The distance was too great, how ever, for this preliminary firing to arouse the sleeping American town or to disturb Neuvo Laredo seriously The Carranzistas under cover of darkness advanced cautiously until they were v.-ithin the city limits. They rushed . into the lard factory, barricaded win dows, then constructed effective look ing entrenchments' for skirmish lines with the aid of outlying fences and sheds. At 6:30 their rifles awoke the t" :n cities with a sudden fusillade. This was followed by an hour's silence. Then the firing was renewed for a few min utes, only to bex succeeded by another Bilence. Colonel Brewer, commanding officer of the Fourteenth United States cav alry, on patrol duty here, sent word early in the day that there must be no firing in a direction which would en danger border points. It was reported many persons had been wounded in the fighting in Nuevo Laredo. . Mexican Government Bankrupt. St. Louis. March 17. The Mexican government is bankrupt and all the purported wealth of Madero has van ished, according to official information Count Raoul de Boigne of Versailles. . France, says he has received. Count de Boigne, -vho departed last night for Mexico City, said he was on his way to the Mexican capital to confer with Provisional President Huerta and Gen. Felix Diaz in regard to a $200,000,000 loan the Mexican government has been negotiating with France. He said as a representative of France he expected to supply Mexico with machine guns, can non, rifles and ammunition. The count declared the Mexican government would be given the money, guns and ammunition as soon as security which it had offered is proved to be ajl right. General Carter Protests. Washington, March 17. Major Gen eral Williar H. Carter, commanding the central division on the Mexican border, has strongly repre3ent;3 to tbe war department the numerous efforts alleged to be made to secure a re moval of the troops of the Second brig ade from Texas City, Tex. In an of ficial report. General Carter assumes full responsibility for placing troops at that port, which he considers a health ful spot, and intimates that statements to the contrary are from sources com mercially interested in the transfer of the troops to Gaiveston. Reports at Variance. Mexico City, March 17. There is wide variance between official and un official reports of the magnitude of Mexico's latest revolution. Information from sources heretofore reliable makes it appear that Carranza's revolt is far more formidable than government re ports indicate. According to the government, the rebel governor holds no towns, com ' mands not more than 400 men and is chiefly occupied in running away from the government troops. Private advices say he holds Lam- pazos and Bustamente. in the state ' of Nuevo Leon, and Ciudad Porfirio i Diaz, in the state of Coahuila, and , that he has at least 4,000 men. It Is i reported that Carranza practically ?s in control of the Mexican Internation al railroad and is operating portions of it and has so damaged the National railroad between Monterey and Laredo that to repair it will require a consid erable time, even when the- manage ment is given an opportunity. The oil and water tanks and stations have been destroyed. In addition to destroying the bridges, miles of tracks literally have been removed, the rebels using a crane and a locomotive. Huerta Makes Statement. President Huerta, in an interview with a correspondent said: "I take great pleasure in stating to you, so that you may convey it to your numerous readers, that my personal opinion regarding President Woodrow Wilson' statements regarding the at MONDAY EVENING- titude of his government toward the Latin-American republics is one of sincere admiration. His statements are highly satisfactory because they are valuable proof that good relations will continue between our country and your great republic. Such harmony has a strong basis of political solidi tary, common interests and ideals. Such sentiments as President Wilson expresses are to be expected from the intellectual and moral personality who has commenced to govern the destinies of the powerful American union." Rebels Captured and Shot. Puebla, Mexico, March 17. A de tachment of. 22 adherents of the rebel, Zapata, was captured by federal troops near here yesterday taken to a neighboring farm, lined up and shot without trial. The action of the fed eral troops meets with the approval of the inhabitants of the district. BANK LAW UPHELD Kansas Guaranty Act of 1909 Is Constitutional. Formal Decision Rendered by U. S. Supreme Court. Washington, March 17. The supreme court today formally upheld as con stitutional the Kansas bank guaranty deposit act of 1909. The act wa3 held constitutional about two years ago. af ter objection by state banks, but na tional banks of Kansas still persisted in their fight against the law. Other Decisions Rendered. The suprer. e court today granted a restraining order to prevent Post master General Burleson from enforc ing the newspaper publicity law while the court has under consideration the question jf its constitutionality. The court announced it would recess from next Monday until April 7. The court announced no decision in the state rate cesf-s or other important ";ses today LAST MESSAGE Gov. Hodges Narrates Accom plishments Legislature. Comprehensive List Beneficial Laws Passed. In a final farewell message sent to the legislature just before final ad journment of the session at noon to day. Governor George H. Hodges proudly calls attention to the many good laws enacted in the two months that the members have been in To peka. . He declares that more plat form promises have been redeemed and more important laws written than in the record of any previous legisla ture in this state. The governor points to 13 platform pledges that were safely protected by the first Democratic legislature elect ed in Kansas. In addition to these im portant measures, the chief executive reviews several score laws written by the Democrats which he believes are both humane and of great benefit to the state and has demonstrated that the legislature was a progressive and constructive body. In his message. Governor Hodges says: Topeka, Kan., March 17, 1913. To the Legislature: In this, the closing hour of the first and only Democratic legislature ever assembled in our state, I must com mend you for keeping the faith and for writing into law the pledges made by our party in our state platform. Your bills as they have come to me for approval show that you have: . Ratified the constitutional amend ment providing for the election of United States senators by a direct vote. (Senate concurrent resolution No. 3.) Repealed the inheritance 'tax law. (House bill 11.) Placed the educational institutions of the state under a single board of three members. (House bill 442.) Provided for the state publication of school text books. (Senate bill 51.) Adopted the Massachusetts form of ballot. (Senate bill 144.) Provided for a nonpartisan judi ciary. (House bill 460.) Enlarged the scope of the work man's compensation law. (House bill 858.) Enlarged the powers of the bureau of labor. (House bill 183.) Provided for the working of con victs on the public roads and high ways. (Senate bill 712.) Enacted laws for the protection and safety of those who work in our mines. (Senate bills 464, 418 230 and house bill 217.) ' Prohibited the granting of injunc tions in labor disputes without notice. (House bill 767.) Given practical application to the principle that justice should be free bv creating the small debtors court. (House bill 734.) Submitted to the people for their approval an amendment to the state constitution providing for the recall of unfaithful officials. (House Concur rent resolution 4.) These things we promised in our platform and each pledge has been most faithfully kept. Had you stop ped with this you would have earned for yourselves the proud distinction of putting more good, wholesome, progressive legislation on the statute books than any single legislature has ever enacted in the more than half century that has elapsed since Kansas became a state. But you did not stop with this. You sought to carry out the spirit as well as the letter of the platform. This has been a construc tive legislature and among the other meritorious things accomplished you have: Prohibited the white slave traffic. (House bill 40.) Required that female prisoners in our county jails be placed in charge of a matron. (House bill 795.) Provided for the pensioning of dis abled citizens. (House bill 179.) Provided for a divorce proctor. (Senate bill 177.) Increased the scope of the parole law. (House bill 166.) Provided for a daily wage for con victs. (Senate bill 862.) Continued on Pan Twit Weather FVreesst for Kansas. Fair and warmer tonight and Tuesday. THIEVES ROB SAFE Haul of $300,000 Hade From New York Pawnshop. Daring Robbers Tunnel Their Way Into Building. CASH IN AMOUNT OF $8,000 Clever Work Shown in Avoid ing Burglar Alarms. Woman Gives Police Descrip tion of Burglars. New York, March 17. The cracksmen who tunneled their way through vy brick and concrete walls, avoiding" a network of burglar alarm wires, and stole $300,000 worth of diamonds from the safe of the Martin Simons & Sons pawnshop, on the lower east side, were seen in flight wih their booty by a woman, the police announced today. This woman, whose name the police withhold, lives in the five-story tene ment adjoining the pawnshop. She told the detectives that she was coming down stairs about 10 o'clock yesterday morning when a strange man came up from the cellar of the tenement. He carried an acetyline lamp on his shoul der. She followed him to the street and saw another man drive up in a light wagon. Into the wagon the first man placed the lamp. They then went back to the cellar and returned in a few moments with another lamp and a par cel done up in manila paper. He placed these in the wagon and both men drove away. The police are certain hat these are the men who chiseled through the wall cellar of the pawnshop. The brown pa pei parcel, they believe, contained the fortune In gems taken from the safe. From the woman they obtained good descriptions. Later they took her to the rogue's gallery to' identify the men, if possible, from the pictures of crim inals on file there. Fifty detectives are at work on the case. It was one of the most daring and successful robberies committed in this city within the memory of the present generation of policemen. Series of Robberies. It comes as a climax to a series of safeblowing robberies which for more than nine months has engaged the attention of a special "safe squad" of detectives organized by Deputy Police Commissioner Dougherty. Since Jan uary 13, more than 20 safes have been cracked and robbed in the lower East ni a n oaHnn ivhpre vesterdav's big Vi 'i . wns mil de. The police" believe i that the robbers are the same as tnose connected with many of tne previous t.iirriariaa anil in oti instance they have a clew to this effect. When Her man Shapiro's pawnshop on the Bow ery was roboea oi b,uuu oy cratu men last Thursday night, the robbers ir of cotton cloves which they had used to avoid finger prints. Left doves Behind. rrV. nKhAra of tho Simons ShOD left behind them two pairs of gloves like these. This. vague ciue, nowever, is the only one the detectives are L-nna.n in VQV The OLTB With Which the burglars cut their way by a de vious route from an adjoining cellar to the Simons building, convinces tne de tectives they, were familiar with the premises. They had carefully avoid ed using the basement stairway, which was open to them, but had sawed their way through two floors, appar ently knowing the stairway was wired with burglar alarms. In like man ner when they reacnea xne Dig vauii in the pawnshop, they did not touch the great steel doors or their locks, but attacked the walls two feet thick. They were rewarded by access to such riches that the robbers must have been stunned. The vault con tained valuables worth $800,000, ac cording to Simons, $600,000 in jew- i watrfipa nnnn which money had been loaned, $130,000 in negoti able securities ana ?tu,uuu in noies, as well as $8,000 in cash and checks. The thieves took the bonds and notes, but threw them away in the basement before leaving the building. In the vault they took nothing "but diamonds and light jewelry contained in 24 drawers. Watches and other jewelry of less value, packea in ztu sman drawers, were not taken, although all the drawers had been pulled from their places and the jewelry and watches dropped on tne iioor until they were a foot deep. THEATER WE BLOWN Daring Robbery In Downtown. District of Kansas City. Kansas City, Mo., March 17. Two men entered the Garden theater, at Mnao ami Thirteenth streets, here i -- ... ,finnH the watchman. Jerry Trahey, and placed him where for five nours ne wa iu'u and watch them as they worked to open the safe in the theater office. At 5 o'clock they blew the safe and escaped with the money it held. The maangement or tne tneaier sua me robbers had taken $2,500. m i Ajaa aftAr tha rnhnprs hud x rant? y a v n - - - gone, attracted the attention of Chas. Stevenson, a newsooy, wnu tumucu iu the window, through which it is be lieved the safe blowers entered, and reloaded the watchman from the chair where he was tied. The safe blown open by the robbers after five hours' work, was of a bur glar proof variety and was said to be guaranteed to withstand for ten hours the eiions ox tne muai tAci t , o. Io nian. I onnfrnnlirir th WAfnmH.n I pun -''.- ..'---n . .- after they entered, the robbers snap ped a pair UI Lee. ji&uui;ui.iA -' ii uio i .1 V. -, VimmH him with a wnsia auu vr .j ...... - . - - clothesline. Rugs from the office , Am Vi i nrnnoHir t-i-i -i m 1IUUI OUU 1 V 1 1 1 vf- .J were soaked with water and thrown over tne sare to muuie me explosion fired to break the safe. Tv ....rxt. Avrtvaaa i is nnininn that two confederates of the robbers were on watcn outsiae tne ine&ier as me others work TOPKKA KANSAS- MARCH 17. GOLD WEATHER. Low Temperatures Predicted for Greater Part of Week. Washington, March 17. Low tem peratures for the season will prevail the greater part of the coming week over the country east of the Rocky mountains, with frost Monday and Tuesday in the southern states, except the central and southern portions of Florida, according to the weekly weather bureau bulletin. "With the exceptian of light local snows along the northern border and rains in the north Pacific states," the bulletin says, "the weather will be generally fair during the next several days. The next disturbance of impor tance to cross the country will appear in the far west Tuesday or Wednes day, prevail over the middle west about Thursday and the eastern states Friday or Saturday. This dis turbance will be preceded by rising temperature and be attended by local rains during its movement eastward over the United States." Wind at 25 Miles Per Hour. This is a typical March . day with the wind blowing at a velocity rang ing from 20 to 30 miles an hour. The temperatures are averaging slightly above normal for this date. The fore cast calls for continued fair weather. The hourly readings: 7 o'clock 3411 o'clock 50 8 o'clock 37112 o'clock 53 9 o'clock 42 o'clock 5 6 10 o'clock 46 2 o'clock 61 BOY'S BODY FOUND Son of Wm. King, Blue Rapids, Commits Suicide. Fastens Garter to Gun Trigger and Trips It With Foot. Marysville, Kan., March 17. The body of the 13-year-old son of Wil liam King of Blue Rapids was found last night by some boys in a small woods at the rear of the King home, where he had committed suicide by shooting himself with a shotgun. He had fastened his garter to the trigger and struck It with his foot. The boy left home a week ago and it was supposed he had run away to his sister's home in Nebraska. Nothing was heard of him until his body was found last night. BALKS AT TERMS No Prospect of Immediate Balkan Settlement. Demands Upon ' Turkey Are Considered Extravagant. London, March 17. There is no prospect of the acceptance by Turkey of the peace terms as proposed by the allies. Dispatches from Constanti nople say that the leading members of the committee of Union and Prog ress have decided that the conditions could not be accepted and it is under stood that the council of ministers has adopted the same view. The grand vizier visited the Red Crescent society and begged the mem bers to continue their efforts, as the government was resolved to continue the war. At other capitals and among the ambassadors in London the allies' de mands are considered extravagant, especially with regard to the payment of idemnity and the cession of Scutari and the Aegean islands. In the meantime, the agitation against Bulgaria continues in Greece. The Greeks in Thrace and eastern Macedonia have sent a petition to Athens against their incorporation by Bulgaria. Prepare Note to Allies. Berlin, March 17. The European powers this week will inform the Bal kan allies that their suggested terms for peace negotiations with Turkey are inadmissible. The powers will de cline to submit them to Turkey. A carefully worded note to this effect was drawn up by the ambassadors in London at their latest conference and is now being considered in the various European capitals. It is to be handed to the allies after it has been ap proved by a further conference in London on Wednesday. The note will suggest that a modification of Uvj allies demands is "indispensable." It will urge strongiv the necessity for ilif conclusion of p'i.oe. BUSINESS INCREASES. Report Shows Gain in Parcel Post Department. Washington. March 17. Parcel post business last month was almost 40 per cent greater than January, as shown by reports to Postmaster Gen eral Burleson. In February fifty mil lion parcels post packages were handled, an increase of ten million over the previous month; but as February contained three days less than January, the real gain in the business was almost forty per cent.' As in January the three cities doing the largest parcel post business in February were Chicago, New Tork and Boston in the order named. Chicago sent and received 5,167,000 packages; New York. 4,192,000 and Boston 1,326, 000, most of them in each case being of the sent class. Cleveland moved from sixth place in January to fourth in February, while Philadelphia drop ped from fourth to sixth. St. Louis remained fifth. Each of the six places named handled more than one million packages in February. Investigate Corruption Charges. Concord, N. H., March 17. A legis tive committee appointed several weeks ago to investigate charges of corruption in the contest for the United States senatorship in the legis lature began its hearings here today. Summons have been served in Man chester upon several men prominent in state politics. Henry F. Hollis, Democrat, was elected last Thursday after a long struggle in which he had j been within a few votes or success on many ballot 1913 - MONDAY CONGRESS APRIL 7 Formal Proclamation. Issued by President Wilson. Pronouncement Is Brief and Closely Follows Form. MEASURES WILL BE READY Tariff Bills In Preparation toy Ways and Means Committee. Thought Executive Will Take Up Currency Legislation. Washington, March 17. President Wilson today issued the formal pro clamation convening congress in extra session at noon on April 7. The presi dent's pronouncement today was brief and followed form closely. It stated that "whereas, public interests require," ccugress would be convened in extra session by order of the executive. Originally Mr. Wilson had fixed upon April 1 as the date. Representative Un derwood, the Democratic majority leader, having, informed him the tariff bills to which it was 'agreed congress should give immediate attention would be ready on that date. Mr. Underwood found, . however, that the ways and means committee would need another week to draft the tariff schedules, and today's program is in the deference to the wishes of Leader Underwood and the house leaders. The absence of any specific reason for the calling of the extra session is explained by the fact that Mr. Wilson's statement immediately after his elec tion declared that he would call an ex tra session to revise the tariff. President Wilson plans to point out specifically his wishes for the session in his first message. It is known from talks the president has had with mem bers of congress that he will outline the administration's idea of how the tariff should be revised and just what sched ules should be taken up. The belief is general that the entire message will be taken up with a discussion of the tariff, with the exception of the last paragraph or two, which will draw at tention to the need of currency legis lation at the earliest possible moment and will indicate the purpose of the president to send later a special mes sage on that or other subjects, which he believes should be taken up by the new congress. Tariff Plan to Caucus. The, tariff plan will be submitted first to a 'caucus and then directly to the house by the ways and means commit tee. - "The committee will be ready to re port by that - time," said Democratic Leader Underwood today. "We have made headway and there will be no trouble about reporting the revised plan when congress convenes." The majority of the ways and means committee today began taking up the administrative features of the new tariff. These provisions relate to the variety of custom house routine and the effort of the Democrats in changing the terms and phraseology of the ad ministrative section is to simplify and facilitate the customs work, both in the interest of the government and the im porters. A number of changes along that line were suggested by witnesses during the tariff hearings in January. The tariff revision plan will be in such condition that whatever form the caucus determines upon can be re ported immediately out of the com mittee and the whole tariff discussion formally opened in the house without delay. There will be no attempt to name all or even the bulk" of the house commit tees at the outset of the extra session, that being reserved under the present plan until toward the close of the extra session so as to obviate any, unnecessary legislation until the regular session of congress convenes in December. The ways and means com mittee personnel already has been de termined upon in the Democratic cau cus of the Sixty-third congress and it will be ratified by the house at the opening of the extra session, when the committee on rules, mileage and ac counts also will be named. Whether any other committees will be created for doing business at the extra session, depends on developments between now and April 7. President Wilson does not expect to announce any more appointments until the extra session of congress convenes. The president does not believe it neces sary to make recess appointments with a session of congress only a few weeks off. Before April 7 he is expected to select men for most of the important posts and their names will be put be fore the new senate then. McComba Will Accept. The nomination of Chairman William F. McCombs of the Democrat national committee to be ambassador to France was prepared at the White House to day and as it was about to be trans mitted to the senate it was withheld at Mr. McCombs' request. Mr. McCombs has decided to accept the post and it is said the delay does not mean a change In hfs intentions. Appoints Commission. The president today appointed Sen ators Fletcher, of Florida; Gore, of Ok lahoma; Representative Moss, of Indiana;- Colonel Harvey Jordan, of Georgia; Dr. John Lee Coulter, of Minnesota: Dr. Kenyon L. Butterfield, of Massachusetts, and Clarence J. Owen, of Maryland, members of the commission authorized in the last agri cultural appropriation bill to co-operate with the American commission, as semble under the auspices of the south ern commercial congress, to investigate and study in European countries co operative rural credit unions and sim ilar organization devoted to the pro motion of agriculture and the better ment of rural conditions. The same men also have been desig nated as delegates to the general as sembly of the international institute of agriculture in Rome next August. Intimations were received at the White House today that National Chairman W. F. McCombs finally might accede to the president's request that he become ambassador to France. It was s!d Mr. McCombs was making such rapid progress with the organiza EVENING. tion of the Democratic national com mittee that he would be in a position to go aboard in a month. It is not improbable that Mr. McCombs will re tain the chairmanship of the Demo cratic national committee and might re turn before the next presidential cam paign to take up active political work. THE BIG IRISH DAY Sons of Erin Wearing "Home Rule" Smile. Distinguished Guests Attend 3few York Celebration New York, March 17. Irishmen in the United States are not only wear ing the shamrock today but the "home rule smile," in anticipation that the "old folks at home" will soon realize their hope for free rein In their gov ernment. , Th? program f'.r the day in New Tork was filled with a variety of re joicings beginning with a morning mass in the Roman Catholic cathedral which bears the name of the patron saint, the anniversary of whose birth the day is supposed to mark. Cardinal Farley occupied his throne during the ceremony of a solemn mass, which was given an unusual touch by the at tendance of the Sixty-ninth regiment of the National Guard in dress pa rade. The big event for the day was as usual the parade of the Sons of Erin. With the fine weather which was promised for the late afternoon, it was expected that 30,000 men would Join in the march up Fifth avenue from Forty-second street to One Hundred and Twentieth street and west to the Harlem River park, a distance of over four miles. Governor Sulzer and his military staff. Cardinal Farley and other church dignitaries. Mayor Gaynor and other city officials had places in the reviewing stand in front of the cathe dral. Another large parade was ar ranged in Brooklyn. Dinners, dances and reunions almost innumerable were other festivities for the evening, with the official ball at Terrace garden, the largest of the merrymaking affairs. Combined with the rejoicing over concessions which the home rule movement already has won there were efforts here to fur ther the "spirit of unity" on the home rule question. Coincident wit hthe arrival of Gov ernor Sulzer from Albany today to attend a number of St. Patrick's Day meetings and dinners and to be the guest at a banquet in honor of his fiftieth birthday tomorrow night, the report was published that Tammany men planned to "boycott" the gover nor's dinner. It was made known definitely that Charles F. Murphy, the chief sachem of Tammany Hall, had declined an invitation to attend. In his reply to the invitation he regretted "a previous engagement." The committee of on hundred which issued the invitations for the dinner admitted that a large number of other Tammany leaders had de clined invitations to attend. VOTES FOR WOMEN Question Probably Will Come Before Congress. Woman Suffrage Committee Placed in Active Operation. Washington. March 17. A constitu tional amendment giving women the right to vote for president and vice . . .1 - , i 'i Vi ! tt ia111 ha hinncrVi formally before congress with the en- dorsement of a senate committee be- ; fore the end of the presei t year. In I the reorganization of its committee the senate took its woman suffrage com mittee out of the list of inactive com- I mittees, where it has remained for j many years, increased its membership j from five to nine, the majority of whom I are advocates of suffrage for women, I and gave its chairmanship to Senator Thomas, of Colorado, a suffrage state. ' Senator Thomas said he had accept ed the chairmanship with the under standing that there would be active steps taken in this congress to submit a suffrage amendment to the people of the country for their approval. Sen ator Thomas will confer with national leaders in the suffrage movement to determine what steps they desire to take. It is expected the committee will begin the consideration of suf frage question soon after the extra session convenes in April. Representa tives of the National American Wo man Suffrage association have made arrangements for a conference witn President Wilson, when they will urge him to recommend in a message to congress -n amendment to the federal constitution entitling women to the ballot. Whether or not President Wil son makes such recomjmendations, ac tivity in congress will begin at an early date. The senate committee on woman suffrage had heretofore been known as a minority committee. It has not met for many years. Demo cratic leaders notified the Republicans early today that they proposed to en large the committee and take over tha chairmanship. Masonic Conference. Indianapolis, Ind., March 17. Grand masters of the Masonic lodges from many states arrived last night for a two days' conference, which began here today. Elmer F. Gay, grand master of Indiana, who called- the meeting, said no set program had been arranged, but that the eastern visitors had been asked to come "full of ideas." Only two similar conferences have been held in recent years, Mr. Gay said. One was at Baltimore and the other at Philadelphia and both were held in 1909. Watson Trial Postponed. Augusta, Ga., March 17. The trial of Thomas E. Watson, charged with sending obscene matter through the mails, has been indefinitely postponed. Judge Emory Speer, before whom the. case is to be heard in tne united States court for the southern districts of Georgia, yesterday ordered the con vening of court scheduled for tomor row postponed until further orders of the court. All witnesses, jurors and at torneys have been excused. TWO CENTS invc CENTS COULD NOT AGREE Jury In Hyde Case Discharged by Judge Porterfleid. Had Deliberated Since Last Thursday Evening. NINE STOOD FOR ACQUITTAL Only Three Jnrors Insisted on Doctor's Conviction. Third Trial of Famous Kansas City Murder Case Kansas City, Mo., March 17. After haying deliberated since 10 o'clock Thursday night, the Jury In the case of B Clarke Hyde, on trial for the murder of Colonel Thomas H. Swope, million aire philanthropist, reported at 12:35 p. m. today a disagreement and was discharged. The Jury stood nine for acquittal and three for conviction. The first ballots stood seven for con viction, five for acquittal. This vote re. malned unchanged until Friday night" when there was a reversal to nine for acquittal and three for conviction. Since then until discharge today there had been no change. William A. Hester, an electrician. 24 years old, and married, one of the Jurors, said after leaving the court room: "Hiram H. Haussler, Harry E. Clark and myself never would have given In for acquittal no matter how long they stayed in there. Elvin F. Wirth, the foreman, led for acquittal."' Wirth is a farmer. 48 years old, and married. In all fourteen ballots were taken. Mr. Hyde made this statement: "I have been confident of acquittal. However, I shall stay right here in Kansas City and strive for my ultimate vindication. Of course, I'm compelled to take what has come and bear up the best I can." Mrs. Hyde, who has stood by her hus band so staunchly, although separated from her mother, Mrs. Logan O. Swope. who furnished much of the money to prosecute the case, showed plainly her disappointment over the result. Cannot Understand. "I cannot see," said she, "why the jury did not acquit my husband. I thought I had explained away every-' thing, but there were so many objec tions by the lawyers that perhaps my testimony did not seem as clear to this Jury as it did to me. If I could stand before the Jury for half an hour and tell them my own story I'm sure our trou bles would be at an end. My belief in my husband's innocence is more than mere belief. It is firsthand knowledge. "I was there and heard and saw everything. Neither was I sick nor hysterical. Clark and I should be al lowed, without lawyers, court or Jury marring our happiness, to live in peace and contentment to which we are now entitled." Floyd Jacobs, county prosecutor, said: "So long as I am prosecuting attorney, this case shall not be dis missed." Judge George L. Chrisman, repre senting Mrs. Logan O. Swope, said: "We were not prepared for such a noutcome. Up to this very minute (Continued on Page Four.) REPRIEVE GRANTED. Appeal to New York Governor Meets With Success. New York, March 17. John Mul raney, in the death house at Sing Sing awaiting execution this morning for the murder of the New York saloonkeeper known as "Paddy the Priest" was granted a stay of execution yesterday by Supreme Court Justice Vernon M. Davis a short time before Governor Sulzer granted a reprieve allowing Mul raney sixty days in which to make an appeal and have his case investigated by the state. Governor Sulzer granted the reprieve on evidence contained in a letter which he received from Mulraney. In this Mulraney said that at the time of his trial he was bound by the "crooks' code of honor" not to disclose the real mur derer. He now accuses Martin Fay. who testified at the trial and John Dowling, now dead. Joseph A. Shay, attorney for Mul raney, secured the stay of execution after he had visited the condemned man, at which time he became con vinced that his client was entirely inno cent of the crime for which he was to go to the electric chair within a few hours. M'AOOO WORRIED. Secretary of Treasury Besieged by OOlceseekers. Washington, March 17. The first sequence to President Wilson's de termination to refer officeseekers to members of his cabinet came today when Secretary McAdoo announced he was compelled to decline to receive personal applications for office. "I have tried It for ten days," tfc secretary said, "and I find that It takes my entire time and leaves me n chance to attend to Important busi ness. Besides it is absolutely futile, because none but a superman could remember at the end of a day every one who has poured a atory into his ears. "While I fully appreciate and sym pathize with the very natural and proper desire of those who are seeking places, nevertheless It should be made clear to them that nothing is to be gained by haste. Ample time, is going to be taken to consider all applica tions. They should be made in writing. They will be filed and receive much more careful consideration than If pressed tn person." Aviator Killed. Amberieu. France. March 17. An aviator, Mercier. was killed yesterday while testing an aeroplane. He at tempted too sharp a turn.