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I EVERYBODY 10 PAGES' NEEDS IT EVERYBODY 10 PAGES READS IT LAST. EDITION- KING ISINMIENS Constantlne Arrives at Capital of Greece. Will Take Oath of Ruler Tomorrow. GENERAL PLOT IS FEARED May Be Conspiracy to Murder Other Rulers. Inquiry Begun to Determine if Schinas Acted Alone. Athens, March 20. King Constan tlne arrived in the Greek capital to rta traveled to this city by auto mobile from the port of Phaleron, where he landed. King Constantine will take the oath In the chamber of deputies tomorrow. The government announced a special mausoleum Is to be erected to contain the body of King George. The chamber of deputies will be summoned to take the oath of fealty to the new king, after which the mm aolences and sym- government and nation poured Mnto from tne head of a nation received by QTen Olga came from President il- BA11 Greece mourns the death of a .sovereign who had done so much, par cutaPly during the past year to ad vance the prestige of the nation, Emb ? of sorrow are displayed on all itde's and8 manifestations of grief are even more marked among the poor and lowly than among those of tne higher classes. , Queen Olga. accompanied by several members of the royal family, is now on her way M Salomki- A searching inquiry has begun by the Greek government to determine, u possible, whether S. Aleke Schinas was acting alone, when he shot down King George, or Whether he was a crafty agent of an organized anarchist band A rendezvous of anarchists exists at Volo and the ministry heard a re port that the plot to kill King George was formed there. It is rumored that the assassination of the king was the Teginning of an anarchist project to murder the rulers of all the Balkan states, Czar Ferdinand of Bulgaria, King Nicholas of Montenegro and King Peter of Servia- Nothing de veloped in Saloniki to indicate that the Turks had anything to do with the killing of the Greek king. Schinas is of Greek birth and a na five of Saloniki. He was abroad for years, part of the time in a university and part of the time in America, and did not return to Saloniki until the Greek army captured the town last December. Evidence was obtained that Schinas was intoxicated when he shot King George. Witnesses told how he was drinking with two companions in a afe garden close to where the king was shot for a considerable time be fore the monarch came along. "Murdered!" cried one of his two companions, still seated at the table, when the shot was heard, according to witnesses. It is supposed the man. referred to the king and knew at whom Schinas shot. The Turkish and Jewish residents of Saloniki were in terror, fearing a massacre at the hands of the Greeks should the military control be re laxed. The Jews were barricaded in their shops and homes. Assassin Promised Reforms. Saloniki, March 2 0. Aleko Schinas, v. . . : F rLn-wer cstill to lilt- it .-"il 1 1 1 i ' v i iif, . v v n V. . 1 held in close confinement. At various periods throughout the night he was forced to undergo an examination but without eliciting any facts to show that other persons were implicated in the crime. Schinas is not a madman but appar ently is weak minded. He lived by begging, and three weeks ago came to Saloniki by way of Athens." He stopped for a few days at Volo, Thessaly, where he delivered ha ragues, in which he declared that in a short time he would succeed in estab lishing equality; that there would be no longer either rich or poor, and that work which was now accom plished in one hour would be spread out over two. Interrogated as to why he killed the king, Schinas replied: "I had to die somehow, as I suffer from neurasthenia and, therefore wished to redeem my life." j Was an Anarchist? London, March 20. Reports that Schinas, assassin of the king of Greece, was well known in his home country i as a disciple of anarchistic doctrines, j are current here. The Greek minister to Great Britain I repeated his statement that Schinas was weak-minded and addicted to the use of intoxicants. The man had been drinking heavily before his attack on the king, he added. The Greek minister has issued a i statement in which he says that Schinas on two occasions was dis charged from positions as attendant at a school because of his alcoholism ; and weak intellect. j He later applied to King George for ; n ..jetn anil hia Tietitinn 'iftn. . . ; cr referred to the proper quarter, was re- I jectea. Denmark in Mourning. Copenhagen, March 20. The Danish people Lave begun a period of eight weeks mourning for the late King George of Greece. The officers and men of the navy will wear mourning crepe for a fortnight. On the day of the funeral mourning salutes will be fired from aM the Danish warship fortresses. The genuine national grief over the assassination of King George is evidenced by the mourning aspect of this city. Flags on the buildings and on the vessels in the harbor are at half mast and many people have donned black. There was a constant . stream of callers at the royal palace, proffering condolence. All the theaters in the capital were closed last night. Many stories are coming to light show ing that the late King George was an excellent business man. Some years ago he started a large dairy farm and from it derived a good Income, iiis majesty also owned large vine- THURSDAY EVENING I yards in Greece and he personally ! supervised the production and the sale or wines from them, which were pro fitable. - Knew King's Assassin. Baltimore. March 20. E. Chan-ins, a waiter in a hotel here, claims to have worked in the pantry of a New York hotel for more than a year with Aleke Schinas, the assassin of King George. "Schinas told me many of his con fidences," said Charrins. "I frequently quarreled with him because of his atheistic and socialistic iaeas. One of his favorite expressions, which caused several scraps in the pantry, was 'To h with King George." "Schinas could speak Greek. English. Italian and French fluently. He spent his leisure nights on the East side, making friends with radical and fervid thinkers. He was never so happy as when seated in one of the coffee houses, among a number of his asso- (Continued on Page Two.) DINNER JO MORSE Officials From Entire Santa Fe System Are Coming. Tribute to Chief Engineer Who Will Leave Soon. One of the highest compliments ever paid a departing railway official In Topeka will be tendered C. A. Morse, chief engineer of the Santa Fe sys tem, Saturday night when the entire official list in this city and officers from tiie engineering department of the road from Chicago to the coast and the gulf, will give a banquet in honor of Mr. Morse. It is anticipated that 60 officers of the road, represent ing every section in the 12,000 miles of lines will be in Topeka for the event. C. A. Morse has resigned to take a position as head of the engi neering department of the Rock Island Lines. C A. Morse, Guest of Honor at Ban quet Saturday Night. The dinner will be given at the Har vey House at 8 o'clock Saturday ev ening. E. L. Copeland, secretary and treasurer of the road, headquarters in Topeka, will act as toastmaster. Toasts will be responded to by C. W. Kouns, general manager, J. R. Koontz, general freight agent. C. F. W. Felt, chief engineer, Topeka, and J. M. Meade, engineer of the eastern lines, this city. Other speeches have been scheduled but have not been announc ed. The program will be completed to morrow. The menu card will be one of the most novel pieces of printer's and pro- tographer's art ever issued in Topeka. Probably no other resignation in years has created the surprise and re gret that was occasioned by the an nouncement in the State Journal a few days ago of the Intentions of Chief Engineer Morse. The Rock Is land in late years has been obtaining a number of the officials of the Santa Fe officials who have been advances to executive positions by the former road. The president of the Rock Is land, H. IT. Mudge, and the general manager in Topeka, A. E. Sweet, both were Santa Fe men at one time. The departure of C. A. Morse to the Rock Island as head of the engineering de partment has placed that part of the road's .work under charge of a Santa Fe trained man. No announcement has been made in local railroad circles concerning the successor of Mr. Morse. Rumors, al ways to be doubted, favor the appoint ment of C. F. W. Felt, chief engineer, to the system head of the engineering work but the rumors are unofficial and without foundation. Besides the heads of the departments of the road in Topeka the committee on the banquet arrangements E. L. Copeland. R. J. Parker and C. F. W. Felt announce replies from the fol lowing named officers of the road from out of town. This is an incomplete list: H. W. Wagner, principal assistant engineer, western lines, Amerillo. F. Merritt. chief engineer, Galves ton. E. S. Rice, with chief engineer sys tem, Chicago. Joseph " idel, engineer, Lubbock, Texas. A. F. Robinson, bridge engineer sys tem, Chicago. F. A. Lehman, assistant to vice president. Chicago. H. C Phillips, valuation engineer, Chicago. A. C. Jobes, vice president. First National bank. Kansas Citr. Looks Like Snow Tonight. The weather is of a disagreeable brand today. A damp, cold breeze Is blowing from the northeast at the comparatively slow pace of ten miles an hour. "A northeast wind and a cloudy sky are indicative of snow," remarked "Sunny" Flora, the local weather man, this afternoon. "There'll be snow here tonight; there is not much doubt about It. There is very little clear weather today east of the Rockies." The hourly readings: 7 o'clock 19 8 o'clock 20 9 O'clock 22 10 o'clock 22 11 o'clock 23 12 o'clock 24 1 o'clock 24 2 o'clock 24 WILSON QUITS JOB Assistant Secretary of State Hands in Resignation. Does Jfot Agree With Far Eastern Policy. WAS ACTING AS SECRETARY, Declination to Serve Contained in Long Letter. Resignation Immediately cepted by President. Ac- Washington, March 20. Huntington Wilson, assistant and acting secretary of state, has resigned that office and insisted upon Immediate acceptance of the resignation, because of his radical difference of opinion with the admin istration regarding its Chinese policies. President Wilson immediately accepted the resignation. Mr. Wilson, like all assistant secre taries of the various departments, tend ered his resignation as a matter of form to President Wilson directly upon the latter's assumption of office. Mr. Wil son was requested to continue in his place until it should be convenient for the president to name his successor, and consented to do so to accommodate Secretary Bryan in his desire to : :ake his present visit to Lincoln, Neb. The issue of the statement from the White House defining the administra tion attitude regarding the Chinese loan negotiations ia believed to have been re garded by Assistant Secretary Wilson as sufficient to justify him in request ing to be relieved at once. After tele graphic notice to Secretary Bryan of his intentions, Mr. Wilson late yester day dispatched a note to the White House, terminating his own service, and President Wilson Immediately designated Second Assistant Secretary Adee to act as secretary of state dur ing Secretary Bryan's present absence. A probable result of the resignation will be the immediate appointment under a recess commission of John Bassett Moore, as counsellor of the department of state, with authority to act as secre tary. Long: Letter Written. In a thousand word letter to Presi dent Wilson, the former secretary of state set forth that when he consented to continue for a time with the new administration he did not understand there were to be any radical changes of policy for which he would be called continued in part: "It today becomes the duty of the acting secretary of state, in dispatching instructions to the representatives of of this government abroad and as the channel -of communication with the representatives of foreign governments at Washington, to be spokesman of the president in regard to the new Far Eastern policy, which is apparently de ducible from your statement issued to the press last night. Inasmuch as I find myself entirely out of harmony with this radical change of fjlicy, as I understand it, I trust you will sympa thize with the view that It is not ap propriate that I should longer retain the responsibility of the office which I have now relinquished." "I had no reason to suppose that the officials on duty in the department of state would learn first from the news papers of a declaration of policy which I think shows on its face the inade quacy of the consideration given to the facts and theories involved and the failure clearly to apprehend the motives leading to and the purposes of the policy superseded. I had no reason to suppose that the fate of negotiations which had so long had the studious at tention of the foreign officers of the six great powers would be abruptly de termined with such quiet, unnecessary haste and in so unusual a manner. These methods, against which I re spectfully protest, are the very extraor dinary circumstances which I feel vitiates my understanding with Mr. Bryan and completely relieves me of any further obligation In the premises. "The repeated utterances of the last administration must have made it per fectly clear that the motive and pur- I pose of the policy now abandoned were first and primarily the protection of China's integrity and sovereignty, the j uplift of the Chinese people, morally, ! materially, and governmentally, the development of China s resources ,and the maintenance of our traditional pol icy of the 'open door" or equality of opportunity for American enterprise. America Should Participate. "Precisely because of the ultimate possibility of a measure of foreign control of China's finances, which may be inferred from a study of other coun tries which have found themselves in a similar situation, it was deemed im perative that there should be American participation in the rehabilitation of China's finances, in order to make sure of the precedence of the potent, friend ly and disinterested influence of the United States. The only practicable method of such participation is by the use of reliable American bankers. "In the consideration of the Far Eastern policy, I have felt that so much should be promised and that the prob- : lem of the government using American ; bankers, wTiile still scrupulously avoid- I ing any material monopolistic feature, might now be found one of the most difficult preoccupations. I have .-Iways thought that in the work of advancing , the national interests and promoting : the welfare of other nations, the finan-; cial force of the United States could be marshalled in some manner to pre sent a safety united front abroad, where it would be like the apex of a triangle, but would have at home as its base broad equality of its opportunity, both for its citizens desiring to invest and for bankers desiring to engage in these difficult and relatively risky ventures." President Wilson replied: "My dear sir Allow me to acknowl edge the receipt of your letter of yes terday, and to say that I accept your resignation, as you suggest, as of the present date." TOPKKA KANSAS- MAJICH. 20, MOBS SET FIRES Big Conflagrations Result of Militant Suffragism. English Property Destroyed to Extent of $100,000. COUNTRY MANSION BURNED Defiant Placards Found Near Scenes of Depredations. Buildings at Fashionable Wa tering Place Fired. London, March 20. Two arson squads of militant suffragettes succeeded in destroying a hundred thousand dollars' worth of property early today. One squad burned the country residence of Lady Amy White, at Englefield Green, near the Thames. The other squad fired the buildings of the Golf club at Weston, Superraare, a fashionable sum mer watering place in Somersetshire. Lady White is the widow of Field Marshal Sir George White, the hero of Ladysmith in the Transvaal war. Her house was a big mansion standing in spacious grounds. The flames were discovered at 1 o'clock this morning and at that time had such a start that the efforts of the local fire brigade were helpless. Traces of oils and inflammable material were found scattered about the house, while around the grounds were papers in scribed "Stop torturing our comrades in prison," "Votes for women," "By kind permission of Charles Hobhouse," the last being a reference to the re cent taunt of Chancellor Hobhouse that "women lack the real revolutionary spirit by men who burn and sack in support of their cause." Two women on bicycles were seen in the neighborhood half an hour be fore the fire was discovered. The house was unoccupied. The incendiaries of the golf pavilions also escaped. There are many suffragettes now in that neighborhood, owing to the meeting of the National Teachers' conference, at which Viscount Haldane, lord high chancellor, is scheduled to deliver an address. HOUSE PERSONNEL Report Made on Membership of New Congress. Demo-crats Hare JBig Majority With 290 Members. Washington, March 20. The mem bership of 435 in the house, when it convenes April 7, will comprise 290 Democrats, of whom 103 will be new members, and 145 Republicans, of whom 55 will take their seats for the first time. These figures, officially compiled and distributed, include two Democrats expected to be elected from the Tenth district of Texas and the First district of South Carolina, to suc ceed Postmaster General Burleson and the late Representative Legare of Charleston, and a probable Republican successor to Senator Weeks, of Massa chusetts in the Thirteenth district of Massachusetts. " The list shows that 279 of the repre sentatives served in the congress just ended and that six of the new repre sentatives come back to Washington af ter two or more years' absence from congressional duties. These six com prise Representatives Crisp, of Georgia, meantime parliamentarian to the speaker; Stafford, of Wisconsin, who replaces Victor Berger, the only Social ist member of the last congress; Mc Andrews and Williams, of Illinois, and T. D. Sullivan and J. A. Goulden, of New York. The North Carolina, Tennessee, Ver mont, Wyoming, Alaska and Hawaiian representatives in the last congress re main intact. There are solidly Demo cratic delegations in the house from Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Montana, New Hampshire, New Mexico, the Carolinas and Texas, and solidly Republican delegations from Idaho, Nevada, the Dakotas, Oregon. Utah, Vermont, Washington and Wyom ing. EXPERTSAT WORK Proposed Tariff Changes Being Carefully Analyzed. Conferences Held on Income Tax Feature of Bill. Washington, March 20. The tariff revision agreed upon in the house committee on ways and means has ( been carefully analyzed by a corps of statistical and customs experts, tem- j porarily quartered in the committee ; offices. Representative Hull, of Ten- j nessee, who will frame the income tax feature of the bill, and Representative Peters, of Massachusetts, have been j conferring over the administrative fea- tures for report to the full committee. ; of the administrative sections of the present tariff law and the income tax has yet to be formally voted upon, hinging upon the analysis of probable returns from the 14 schedules of duti able articles. Whether the appropriation committee will be named at the outset of the association depends largely on a com- J ing conference between Chairman Un derwood, of the ways and means com mittee, and Chairman Fitzgerald, of the appropriation committee. Demo cratic leaders point out that with the overwhelming Democratic majority it would be easy to suspend rules and act on the failed sundry civil and In dian appropriation bill. 1913- THURSDAY EVENING- j SCHENCK'S PLEA Attorney Pleads for Acquittal of Rer. Beers. At Same Time Denounces Catholic Church. I CAUSE PREACHER'S TROUBLES Attacks Testimony of State's Witnesses. Prefers Tribute of Preacher's Wakarusa Neighbors. A scathing denunciation of the Catholic church and its "pernicious" influence over Mrs. Laura Beers, and a vivid picture of the Methodist min ister who is charged with killing his wife as a man of sterling qualities, a passionately devoted husband and father, and a good Christian charac ter, were contained in the closing ad dress in behalf of the defense by John J. Schenck in the W. L. Beers murder case this morning. Schenck consumed the entire morning with his address. There remains yet the closing address for the state by County Attorney Wil liam E. Atchison, that will consume much of the afternoon. The case may go to the Jury late this afternoon. Schenck referred many times dur ing his address to the "fat priest from Ohio," Father John P. Kunert, and characterized him as a "perjurer of the worst type." He called attention to what he said Atchison had said in the opening argument in the case with reference to Beers being a "hu man monster" and "human tiger," and declared he could not imagine the quiet, peace-loving, God-fearing preacher anything approaching the animal he was painted. Schenck also referred several times to the state's witnesses from Ohio, in cluding Father Kunert of New Wash ington, and Harry Black and E. G. Staley, attorneys of Tiffin, as the "state's contemptible, lying hirelings from Ohio," and declared it was neces sary to bring three Catholics here in a vain effort to prove that the minis ter had abused the wife the attorney says he loved. Much of his argument referred to the Catholic church and its doctrines, and he declared even at the last, when Beers was attempting to get his wife, to come home, that the influence of the Topeka priest at St. Francis hos pital held her back. He said the woman was a "grand, good, noble woman when out of the influence of the Catholics." He did not see how she had stayed out of an insane asy lnm as- long as she had, he said, with the contending influences about her. He Blamed Catholic Church. He declared that the "damnable doe trine" of the Catholic church was re sponsible for the estrangement between Beers and his wife. The doctrine in question was that a Catholic woman married to a Protestant must needs se cure from him an agreement that her children may be raised in the Catho lic faith or lose her soul. "The wonder to me is that the poor woman was not in an insane asylum long ago," he said. "Every time she met a priest she would be told that she must leave the man she loved bet ter than all the world, or she would lose her soul. "Go with me for a moment to the little Methodist church in Lexington, Neb.," he exclaimed passionately, "and see this Catholic wife, inspired by the holiest of all emotions, ler . her little 8-year-old stepson to the altar and there take upon herself the vows of Methodism. She was doing what she believed would please the husband she loved, and what h r consicence urged her to do, and she intended to throw off the yoke of Catholicism. But there was an evil influence at work. If you catch a wild animal from the jungles it may be happy for a time, but al ways there will creep in the longing for the wilds again. This evil influ ence in the life of this woinan, the seed of Catholicism that she could not be rid of, grew like a canker in her soul until it led her to abandon the man and the children she loved, and took her away from everything that made life worth while." Schenck said that instead of proving Beers a "human monster, as testified to by Mr. Atchison in his opening argu ment, the state only had proved him to be the kindest of husbands, and the most devoted. He said the only evi dence against him was that given by the county attorney in his opening argument, and that of the state's "con temptible, lying hirelings from Ohio." "And not a syllable of the "'charge made against this man in the opening argument has been proved, not a syllable," he declared. The Threat of Excommunication. Schenck declared, in connection with the testimony of Father John P. Kunert, of New Washington, inasmuch as he had testified that an attempt to secure the signing of an agreement that her children might be raised in the Catholic faith was not enough, but that such an agreement must actually be secured, and then he pictured the tor ment of a Catholic idea of ex-communication. "And when this priest told you how Mrs. Beers said her husband had abused her, he told falsehoods," the at torney said. "If ever there was a per jurer this man was one." He characterized in a similar manner the testimony of Harry Black, of Ohio, accusing the attorney of wilfully mis quoting the Catholic doctrine to save himself from an admission that Mrs. Beers must secure the agreement re ferred to or remain forever out of the church. As to Witness Staley. "Staley didn't lie any more when he said he was a Methodist than he lied at any other time," Schenck said. He called attention to the testimony of Beers to the effect that it was reported Staley had Joined the Catholic church last fall when he was running for re election as city attorney, and said he did that to secure Catholic votes. "But when every other place in the whole world went Democratic," said Schenck, "and although Staley lived in a strong Democratic community, he was defeated for re-election. That shows what bis people at borne think of him, that he was beaten In a Dem ocratic landslide." Schenck then ridicule" the theory that Lillard had written out the testi mony of Staley and Black in Ohio to present to the Shawnee county com missioners for the purpose of seeing if the county board would pay for the evidence. "It was written out and brought here and then the county board decided it would be worth $10 a day and board, and washing, and patching," Schenck said, "to bring those witnesses here. They bid for the testimony, and Sta ley was mighty glad to come and get his money." Talking of the assistance Mrs. Beers had rendered her husband Schenck said she had done all she cuuld to help him in his religious work. He said she went into his work with all her might, became active in the Ladies' Aid soci eties, the Epworth League, led in prayer at the churches, and otherwise did everything she could to assist him. "They had to bring that fat priest from Ohio to tell you how he told Beers his wife had complained about being dragged around by the hair, and choked, beaten, and kicked by her husband. Do you believe that when in a little town like New Washington, the defendant's neighbors say they never knew of any trouble? Don't you suppose they would have known something about it, at least the people who lived on the next lot, whose depositions have been read here, if it were true?" Schenck called attention to the in struction of the court referring to the evidence showing a good character. The instruction concludes with the warning that the fact that the defendant has proved a good character is a recom mendation that he told the truth when he appeared on the stand In his own behalf. "That is one time when a man may be glad of what his former neighbors have thought of him," Schenck said. "When he is in trouble the opinion of his neighbors and friends mean inuch. We have had depositions here from 14 people in Ohio who knew him well, and spoke of him only in the highest terms. Then we had seventeen people from Wakarusa, your neighbors and friends of Mr. Beers, who have told you of the life he lived there." Some time tonight there may be a verdict in the Beers case. It may not require long to reach a verdict, but on account of the vast amount of evi dence introduced in the case it is be lieved likely that it will require some time at least to go over all of it. And then, those who have been watching the case impassionately, expect one of three things. There is the Inevita ble chance that the jury may not agree. But if it does agree there are but two chances, it is believed. The verdict may either be one of guilty of manslaughter In the fourth degree, or one of acquittal. Friends of the min ister feel sure he will be acquitted, and there seems to be a good chance that he will be. On the other hand, inasmuch as the minister admitted that he placed his fingers in his wife's mouth just before the tragedy, al though declaring he did so uninten tionally, the '.'culpable negligence" definition in the Kansas law may be taken to mean that he is guilty- of manslaughter. , , It is interesting to note that ap proximately, a - quarter of a million words of testimony was taken in the case. An estimate of the number of pages used by Stenographer C. D. Wellman puts the total number of words at about 250,000. Some of it, of course, was unimportant. But much of it bore directly on the case, and may have to be reviewed by the jury before a verdict is reached. Schenck's Startling Theory. Attorney Schenck for the defense, bid fair to talk most of the afternoon. His most startling statement after din ner was to the effect that Dr. Ernest, not the preacher, pushed the false teeth through the walls of pharynx where they were found in the coroner inquest on the remains of Mrs. Beers. Schenck argued that the doctor must have pushed the teeth through the walls of the pharynx while trying to extract them from their lodging in the throat. SUIT IS DISMISSED Judge Pollock Throws Rail roads' Case Out. Action Was Brought Against Kansas Utilities Commission. Kansas City, Kan., March 20. Judge Pollock of the federal court of Kansas City, Kan., today dismissed a suit brought January 1 by railroads engaged in oil carrying in Kansas against the Kansas utilities commis sion and a number of refining com panies, asking that the enforcement of a law of 1905 regulating rates for the transportation of oil be enjoined as unconstitutional and confiscatory. Judge Pollock declared that a law of 1911 g e the utilities commission power over the rates in question and that the later law superseded that of 1905 complained of. The railroads, he said, must carry their complaint to the utilities commission. Dawson in Court. The suit was dismissed at the request of John Marshall, attorney for the utilities commission, and Attorney General Dawson, who appeared before Judge Pollock today. They told the court that it was within the power of the commission to care for the railroad complaint. The railroads which brought the suit were the Atchison, To peka & Santa Fe, the Union Pacific, the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific, the St. Louis & San Francisco. a..d the M. K. and T. road. The suit was di rected against the utilities commission, the Chanute Oil Refining company, the Uncle Sam Oil company, the National Refining company and the Cudahy Re fining company. Complaints that rebates and discrim inatory rates for oil transportation were granted to Standard Oil companies started the agitation which resulted In the law of 1905. The object of the law was to give the smaller and independ ent concerns the same advantage of transportation as the large ones. The railroads in their complaint against the law declared that through its operation from 1905 to 1912 they had lost over a million dollars. Weather Forecast for Kansas. Snow and colder tonight, Friaay cloudy and colder. TWO CI NTS i rive CENTS HELD FORMURDER Widow of Admiral Eaton Ar rested on Charge. Action Is Result of Investiga tion Into Death. DIED OF ARSENICAL POISONING Woman Committed to Jail Without Bail. District Attorney A. F. Barker Makes Statement. Bingham. Mass.. March 20. Mrs. Eaton, widow of Rear Admiral Joseph G. Eaton, was arrested here today, charged with the murder of her hus band. Mrs. Eaton was later arraigned be fore Judge Pratt, who conducted the inquest into the admiral's death. She pleaded not guilty and was committed to Jail without ball for a further hear ing on March 3-8. Admiral Eaton died suddenly on the morning of March 8. He waa CC years old, but, according to his friends, had been in good health. Two days later the body was removed to Dracut. his former home. There was no service at the grave and besides the undertakers and newspaper men, only the widow and her daughter by another marriage were present. There were no military honors. The rear admiral had seen 39 years service in the navy. He commanded the trans port Resolute at Santiago and re ceived a medal of honor for his share in the battle. He was born at Green ville, Ala., and was twice married. The present Mrs. Eaton was the ad miral's second wife, and was formerly the wife of D. A. Ainsworth, once a clerk in the United States senate. Her father was George Harrison and the family home was at Alexandria, Va. She is 40 years eld. The investigation is said to have de veloped that their married life was not altogether happy. Her explanation that her husband died from an attack of indigestion did not satisfy the medical examiner and after conferring with the family physician he delayed the preparation for the burial until a post mortem had been made. Mrs. Eaton has two daughters by her first marriage, Mrs. June Ains worth Keyes of Boston, and Dorothy Ainsworth who lived with her. District Attorney A. F. Barker an nounced the arrest in the following statement: "Mrs. Eaton is under arrest charged with the murder of her husband. Rear Admiral Joseph Giles Eaton. "Death was due to arsenical poison ing. Peculiar' features which are in volved have prevented the authorities from communicating them to the pub lic This fact was communicated to me on March 10 by Professor Whit ney in a preliminary verbal report and has been known to the officers work ing on the case since that time. Car tain features which are involved have been presented to the authoritis and will be communicated to the public We have been unable thus far to as certain where the poison was procur ed. Mrs. Eaton was arrested at her home at Assinnippi this morning." HONOR 10 BRYAN Secretary of State Guest at Birthday Party. His Work for Nation Lauded by Distinguished Speakers. Lincoln, Neb., March 20. William J. Bryan last night heard himself lauded as the foremost exponent of the ideals of Democracy, as the man who more than any other made the nomin ation and election of Woodrow Wilson possible and as a leading factor in bringing about what was termed a "return of the government of the peo ple." In his reply Mr. Bryan disclaimed credit for doing more toward bring ing about the triumphs of his party than should be expected of one who had three times been honored by re ceiving the nomination for the presi dency. Mr. Bryan gave away no secrets of state, nor in his speech did he commit himself on any national policy, which is not well known to the reading pub lic. He discussed the causes that have led to Democratic victory and in gen eral promised that President Wilson and all Democrats would devote them selves the next four years to bringing tl government closer to the people. As to praise bestowed upon him, he said he was only one of six million men who had aided in bringing about the result. The banquet tonight was In honor of the fifty-third birthday anniversary of Mr. Bryan. Over a thousand men sat at tables in the Lincoln Audi torium. Governor Hodges Talks. Speakers for the evening who laud ed the achievements of Mr. Bryan were Governor John H. Moorehead, of Nebraska: Governor Hodges, of Kan sas; Governor E. F. Dunne, of Illinois; Dr. Charles R. Scoviile and Jerry B. Sullivan, of Iowa. Edward Howard, of Columbus. Neb., presided as toast master, being introduced by O. W. Meier, president of the Lincoln Bryan club. The following telegram was received from President Wilson: "Hon Edgar Howard. Lincoln, Neb.: Please accept my sincere good wishes on the oc casion of the' celebration of Mr. Bryan's birthday by the Lincoln-Bryan Club. I cannot tell you what a com fort it Is to me to know that I am to have the aid and counsel of your dis tinguished fellow townsman. It is a source of genuine pleasure, as well as great advantage to me to be associated with him. "(Signed) "WOODROW WILSON."