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20 PAGES READ IT. EVERYBODY 20 PAGES NEEDS IT. 1 Me LAST EDITION- FOUR HELD OUT They Voted for Conviction of Key. Beers. So Case Resulted in a Hung Jury. EIGHT WERE FOR ACQUITTAL Judse Whitcomb Dismissed Jury at 2:35 P. 31. Events of Last Day in This Famous Case. Finally failing to reach an agree ment on a verdict the jury in the case of the Rev. W. L. Beers. Methodist minister who was accused of killing his Catholic wife by forcing her false teeth down her throat, was discarged at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon. The jury teeth down her throat, was discharged and Judge George H. Whitcomb de cided it would be worthless to waste more time in holding the Jurors. The standing of the jury when it was discharged was 8 to 4 for ac quittal, the jurors said after their dis charge. Before that time, ever since the first ballot, the standing had been 7 to 5 for conviction. The instruc tions sent to the jury room by Judge Whitcomb this morning changed three votes from conviction to acquittal, and gave rise to the hope expressed by Foreman C. W. Main at noon that the jury might reach an agreement. The f flort was futile, however, four jurors hanging out for conviction in spite of all efforts to win them over. When it was announced this after noon that the jury would be called in the courtroom was crowded quickly with spectators as. though by magic. The aged minister himself came in and took a seat inside the rail, almost as haggard and weary-looking as he has been since the jury was out. Part of those who came knew that the jury was hopelessly hung, and among them was the minster who knew that the exoneration hoped for had not been granted by the jurors. The discharge of the jury was by the mutual con sent of all the attorneys in the case, who had given up hope of securing a verdict. "I .never was so worn out in my life," Foreman Main told a group of newspa per men just as he stepped out of the jury box. "I've worked pretty hard sometimes in my life, but I never was so tired out with anything as I am now. It has been work, work, work ever since we went out to consider this case, and as foreman of the jury I have done my best to brine in a verdict. Finally I told the boys that it was Just simply impossible, and that the only thing we could do would be to disagree. They decided that was right." It was 45 hours from the time the jurv went out first, last Thursday af ternoon at 5:30 o'clock, until it was discharged this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. And in that 4 5 hours twelve men wrestled with the problem of the rase, and tried with all their might to reach an agreement. Probably never before in the history of Shawnee county has a jury done as much work, and made as few com plaints as the present jury. Until last night there was no word that they would not be able to agree. This morning the court gave up hope and called the jury down just after noon with the view of discharging them. "1 think another hour might mean that we could agree." Foreman Main said, and tin rtnrt nprmittpji them the time asked. It was just an hour after they had gone back to their room this afternoon that the bell rang for the bailiff one ring ring instead of the three that means a (Continued on Page Five.) A G. y. CALL lVant the Elephant and the Moose to Come. Party Harmony Meeting Topeka June 3. at Call for a state wide harmony meet ing of the Republican Regulars and Progressives to be held in Topeka June 3, was announced this afternoon by Senator James A. Troutman. Hun dreds of invitations to representatives of both factions in the Republican i ' , , ,.. ,t rr, . 1 man indicates that there will be a large attendance from all parts of the state. I The meeting is called for the pur- 1 pose of adjusting party differences and j launching a movement for harmony in j the Republican ranks In the 1914 cam- . t m t ,,, . I paign. Senator Troutman believes that many of the leaders of both factions ZZZZ: 7TL mlThe law provides that the state super- and that it will be possible to settle ! the differences and heal the wounds which were caused in the 1912 battle. ! "Who are some of the leaders who will attend the meeting?" Senator Troutman was asked. "I am not in a position to give a list of them just at this time," was the re- ply. "However. I have the assurance i that many of the men prominent in the f political affairs of the state will come: to Topeka for the meeting. I really . ,.(,i ,i, ,r Jr: ,., . for a get together movement and I am strongly in favor of it. The call for the meeting for June 3, will be sent out this afternoon." Leaders in both factions of the Re publican party have repeatedlv ad mitted that their hopes for 1914 were not encouraging with three separate and independent tickets in the field. With a reunited party, though, it is believed that the Republicans of the state can again triumoh and defeat the common enemy the Democrats. It is for the purpose of settling the ill will created last fall that the state wide harmony conference has been called. The meeting will probably be held in the Grt.Jd opera house. SATURDAY OUR EASTER flT'i -(wu & XrA ,2f -tfri f vr4 m . ..The Eajter rabbit, so dear to American children, with his accompaniment of colored candy eggs. Is on or the many Institutions Americans have borrowed from the countries of the Old Vorld The Easter hare la expected to bring eggs to all German children who are good and kind to their parents and truthful and kind to one another The hare being unknown to America, and confectioners being generally weak on natural history. the hare on coming to this country was changed to the more familiar rabbit. Rabbit or hare. America or Germany, the children love him Just the same. BATTLE TO DEATH Turkish Commander Denies That He Will Surrender. Declares Adrianople Garrison Is in Good Condition. Adrianople, March 22. (By wire less to Constantinople) Shukri Pa sha, the commander of this fortress, and his troops are determined to con tinue the defense they have now car ried on for five months, and all reports as to offers made by them to surren der may be dismissed as pure inven tions. Only starvation can force the capitulation of the beleagured garri son. Food is still regularly distributed among the population by the military authorities and there are considerable supplies. Perfect order prevails within the city. The Bulgarian besiegers are making no progress and their occa sional assaults have been futile. The intermittent bombardment has done no harm to the defending forts. Dis cord is said to prevail among the al lied armies. The Servians brought up to assist the Bulgarians in the siege remain idle in their lines and are not participating in any of the active op erations. The report from Sofia that Shukri Pasha had ordered the Greek and Armenian bishops to be hanged because they had drawn attention to the alleged miseries of the population is groundless. It has aroused much indignation here, the two prelates themselves being most energetic in protesting against the story. They ex tol the courtesy of the commander, praising his solicitude for the civil and military population of the city. BLOW AT MOVIES Unless Quick Relief All Houses Shut Down. New Censor Law Lacks Ma chinery Effective April 1. Unless immediate relief is offered, the 400 moving picture houses In Kansas must close their doors April 1. when tive. At" a conference of picture film "t"bu Jn hf ""T Ken?Ja 9 "t "T' JT -ZX t , , 'fi'L v enfrce the law and keep the show houses ! open. e turns in Kansas. New films are being sent to the state at the rate of 200 a week. '"tendent of public instruction must ietlts?l &nA- approve P'tures shown, but there is no provision for assistants to help w'th he work: ?h JJ,spiay of ""censored films, sub jects the theater can approve these pictures. And the state superintendent has other duties to "1 V, - V J?e f'im distributors have appealed Ti , ".P It Is possible that relief may be sought through an injunction against he,s.tate superintendent pending final , " , -"""'-""'"-"-y the law. Film house managers admit that they are willing to pay the $2 charged for each film inspected, but to protect their 400 Kansas customers, they may be driven to the courts to defend their legal rights and permit the theater owners to keep their doors open. Vetoes Divorce BiU. Olympia, Ore.. March 22. Governor Lister vetoed today a bill making three years living apart a ground for di vorce. The governor said that public demand was for restriction of divorce and not fr laws making it easier. EVENING- CUSTOMS COME FROM GERMANY TROOPSJN MOVE Mexican Rebels Plan an Actiye Campaign. Reports That Federal Troops Are Coming Hasten Matters. Naco, March 2 2. Combined state troop forces at noon today began mov ing in against Naco, Sonora. Following his precedent last week, General Ojeda at once left the Mexi can border town and set out to meet the enemy. His ranks are depleted by desertions, and the Huerta commander has no more than 350 men, while four groups of the state troops aggregate 1,600 men. Although the state troops suddenly abandoned their avowed plan of first attacking Cananea, Ojeda was not caught napping. At once his small army set out in two columns, the rapid flrers to the east and the mortars and cannons to the west. The state troops also advanced in two groups. Colonels Braeamonte and Calles, who were defeated previously below Naco, moved in from the east with four machine guns. From the west General Obregon and Colonel Ca- (Continued on Page Five.) L Illustrating the way TOPKKA. KANSAS- MARCH. 22,1913- BATTLEJNJJESERT Reports of Annihilation of French Troop Detachment. Hostile Arab Band Swoops Down Upon Soldiers. Paris, March 22. Dispatches today told of the virtual annihilation of a small column of French troops by Arabs in Aderar region of the west ern Sahara. A body of 1,000 of the intractable Berbier trilio nf A down and surrounded the Fr tachment, which was marching f Topeka, who accompanied his en-thro,1E-h thP shiftW - dorsement by a scathing letter con- desert, about three days' journey from Timbuktu, the . French military sta tion. After a fight lasting all day, the French troops were overcome. Their commander, Lieut. Martin, and four sergeants were killed, together with 53 native troopers. A few troopers escaped on pack horses and brought the news to head quarters in Timbuktu. They declared that the Arabs suffered tremendous losses before the ammunition of the French troopers was exhausted. Weather Forecast for Kansas. Rain or snow and warmer tonight and Sunday. o -n .jimuo ui Lilts THE WOMAN WITH A LAST YEAR'S HAT she lteU when she venture into IN CITYJOLITICS "Dark Horse Adyertisement Printed Against R. L. Cofran. German Paper Says He Is in Favor of Liberals. SOCIALIST TICKETS PRINTED Entire List on Campaign Cards Distributed Today. Complete Returns May Be In by Midnight Monday. I 'acts of City Campaign. Polls open for primary election Mon day morning at 6 a. m., close at 7 p. m. Regular election Tuesday April 7. Voting places named in legal column State Journal. Vote for one candidate for each posi tion on city commission and three for school board. Qualified voters 8,281 women and 11,157 men. No smoking in polling places. Election returns at State Journal office Monday night, beginning at 8 p. m. Returns should be complete by mid night. Candidates. MAYOR. J. B. Billard. E. L. O'Neil. R. L. Cofran. J. W. F. Hughes. G. N. Crichton. Mrs. May Taylor. COMM'R PARKS. PUBLIC BUILD INGS. E. B. Stotts. W. R. Porter. Wm. Bolinger. J. A. Ramsey. Mrs. Ida Burkhart. Richard Wilson. COMM'R FINANCE AlsD REVENUE Roy L. Bone. Thomas R. Pope. J. A. Bostic. COMM'R STREETS, PUBLIC WORKS. W. G. Tandy. George Adamson. M. F: Coate. COMM'R WATERWORKS, ELEC TRIC LIGHTS. H. P. Miller. F. M. Newland. Guy L. Bradford. MEMBERS BOARD OF EDUCATION L. M. Jones. Mrs. J. A. Bostic. C. B. Van Horn. Mrs. A. D. Scott. P. W. Griggs. The sensation of the closing hours of the city campaign today was the advertisement of R. L, Cofran, candi date for mayor, In a German newspa per circulated in Topeka, which stated that "A victory for Cofran would be a victory for the liberal citizens." This ad appeared in theNew Kansas Staate Zeitung, a paper printed in Kansas City, and circulated widely among the Germans in this city. The advertise- ! ment was endorsed by Conrad Mayer cerning the ministers of this city. On the opposite page from the ad was printed a flaming list of liquors. The news of this ad which stated that a victory for Cofran was a vic tory for the liberals spread like wild fire throughout city political circles to day. It has been believed, on account of his advertising matter in local news papers, that Cofran stood for the rigid enforcement of the prohibitory law. The German statement came like a bomb in the forces behind the "law and order" candidates. Mr. Cofran, however, denied this afternoon that he had written the ad vertisement. "I know . nothing about the Kaster parade- SATURDAY EVENING- this statement in the German paper," he said. "It might be a reproduction of a part of an ad that I ran 20 years ago but this certainly would not ap ply now. I did not authorize that ad vertisement and wish the voters of To peka to know it." Socialist Ticket It Is. The Socialists have a ticket in the field. This was announced in the State Journal last evening and denied this morning by two of the candidates. Nevertheless at the headquarters of the Socialist city campaign forces to day cards were distributed by the So cialists bearing the names of the can didates mentioned last evening in the State Journal. The card which has been distributed by the Socialists reads: (Continued on Page Five.) M'COlBSREFUSES Democratic Chairman Will Not Accept French Post. Declares He Feels Compelled to Continue Law Practice. Washington, March 22. William F. Mcuomos, chairman of the national Democratic committee, last night issued the statement announcing that he had declined to become ambassador to J"Tance. 1 do not feel that I can afford to leave my life work the practice of law," said Mr. McCombs. "I feel com pelled to devote myself to' my personal affairs and at the same time I will lend any assistance in my power that will contribute to the success of the Democratic administration and the Democratic party." President Wilson Is making an ef fort to fill the more important diplo matic posts before the extra session of congress begins, so that he may other wise devote his energies when the time for legislation arrives. The president is desirous of filling the American emhassy at London as quickly as possible and Is said to be in hopes that Charles W. Eliot, for mer president of Harvard, would ac cept, though there were intimations among some of Dr. Eliot's friends that he might decline. George W. Guthrie, former mayor of Pittsburg, and a Democratic state chairman in Pennsylvania, has been chosen to be ambassador to Mexico, but it is likely that an announcement will be deferred until the state depart ment formulates its policy with regard to recognition of the Huerta govern ment. It is certain, however, that the resignation of Henry Lane Wilson, the present ambassador to Mexico, which has been submitted, will be accepted. Fine to Germany. That Profesosr Henry Burchard Fine, of Princeton university, can be ambassador to Germany if he chooses, was learned from callers at the White House today. Professor J. W. Welks, of Cornell university, was a White House caller. He has been very much interested in the selection of John R. Mott, of Mont Clair, N. J., the Y. M. C. A. leader, to be minister to China, and is said to bo urging Mr. Mott on behalf of the president to accept the post. For the ambassadorships to. Italy. Austria, Brazil, Russia, Turkey and Japan no definite selections have been made, though Justice James W. Ger ard ,of New lork; Augustus Thomas, Thomas Nelson Page, Seth Low and William Church Osborne ar still be ing prominently mentioned . in this connection. It is likely that John W. Garrett will continue as minister to Argentina and Maurlct, Prancis Egan as minister to Denmark. Joseph K. Willa.rd of Virginia; Thos. R. Birch, of New Jersey, and Frede rick C Penf.eld of New York, are also regarded as certain to be ministers in the foreign serviie. REVENUE COLLECTOR. Many Applicants Camp on Senator Thompson's Trail. Although W. H. L. Pepperill, chair man of the Democratic state commit tee, has been spending a week In Washington, he has as yet failed to land the appointment as internal rev enue collector for Kansas to succeed Freemont Leidy. There are a hair dozen other applicants for the Job and dispatches from Washington do not indicate that United States Senator William H. Thompson has displayed any haste in recommending Pepperill. In the recent campaign Pepperill and Thompson disagreed regarding several details in the management of the state campaign. Following one of these sessions, Thompson came to Topeka and opened headquarters in the New England building, just across the hall from the offices of , the Democratic state committee. Yet Pepperill has been at the helm in every Democratic fight in Kansas for the last 20 years. He has more endorsements from prom inent Democrats, probably, than his entire opposition combined. It Is the support of Senator Thompson, however, that is now needed to land the Job and Pepperill is camping on the trail of the junior onitea states senator from this state. Other applicants for the appoint ment as internal revenue collector are Guy O. Taylor of Topeka, a former schoolmate of Senator Thompson: F. B. Stanley of Atchison, George O. Wat son of Topeka. Barney J. Sheridan of Paola. and H. M. Fulton of Hanover. Pleasant Today But Cold. The weather has been of a fairly pleasant variety today, although the temperatures have averaged eighteen degrees below normal for this date. A change is due in a very few hours, how. ever, according to a statement of the weather man this afternoon. There is an area of low pressure over Nevada and it is moving rapidly in an easterly direction. The shippers forecast reads: "Pro tect thirty-six hour shipments east, north and west against temperature of twenty-five degrees, and east against temperature of between twenty-five and thirty degrees." Sunday afternoon the temperatures- are expected to be much higher than this afternoon. More wind is also slated. The "hourly readings: o'clock.... .. . .17 11 o'clock ..30 ..31 ..34 ..37 S o'clock 18 9 o'clock 22 12 o'clock 1 o'clock...... 2 o'clock 10 o'clock 26 FIVE CEUTS PREPARER OR WAR Austrian Navy Will More Against 3Iontenegro. Squadron Now Maneuvering Off Albanian Coast. EXTREME SITUATION ARISES It Is Belieyed Russia Would Aid Montenegro. Armed Collision Would Em broil European Nations. Mch 22. Austrla-Hun- i '""inenegro, which was in " """' 01 an ultimatum. eiger'oVear0,h 22-Th' German for eign office learned from rellahia against that "nope'SiToM t may be expected soon. An Aus the Mfdrn.is nOW maneuvering o Tht officer1", 8d AIbanian coat! T officials of the German foreim office state that Austria will Wnd exhaust ?htC t0 M"tenegro To as to before thP ,hTllitie8 of Plniacy. thi Z .character of the activity of station In!8 "P Tom a demon! stration into offensive action. has conn? ier,St?d here that Russia yfeld d the Montenegrins to r Ambassadors Recalled. thSa,"- ri' call from thL7- 1 .y to ne Instant re- ?ernoro taTsc SSSS t.erman Vessel Seized. .Bremen, March 22 Greek . Sard 8eoZfredtHthe, &n ! gard. off the island of Lemon 1, Aegean Sea. She sailed from Bar?? Owners. telegram received by the AnxJety in I Vance. Paris. March 22. Antri..n gary s action against Montenegro is ooKea upon with considerable anxiety demonstration off the Montenegrin fhrLW1."' ln ,the Preent temper of co?liMonntenegrinS: rCSU,t ln an armCd Should such a clash occur, Russia, it is believed, certainly would Inter vene. Louis Brunet. the Montenegrin con- sul general at Paris, commenting upon Austria a note to Montenegro today. 18 lef r that A"stria seeks a fresh quarrel with Montenegro, and it recalls the incident at Brisrend. in which the Austrian consul. Pochaska was the principal. On this occasion Austria selects the moment when the fortress of Scutarla is about to fall to act. "The pretext she uses is trivial. The Austrian government knows that to allow the civil population of Scutari to leave the citadel would be to para lyze the Servian and Montenegrin military operations, for the reason , that the greater part of the civilian inhabitants have been armed and are defending the city." SENATORIAL TALK What Will Brlstow Do, Important Question. the Governor Matter Easy for G. O. P., but Sen a tors hip Worries. What will Bristow do? That's the gossip now. That is the question that progres sives and regulars of the Republican party are asking each other on these days before the next political battle in Kansas. On the answer might be said to rest the result of peace or war, faction or harmony. The senatorial fight 1s going to be the big fight next year in the prima ries. Bristow is one of the leaders who fought in the war between the fac tions. And the scowling enmities of that war have not yet slunk to the background. Bristow's office Is sought by many men. The flower of the state Democracy will enter the campaign. Former Senator Charles Curtis may seek the G. O. P. nomina tion. One thing is certain. If Bristow seeks renomination at the hands of the progressives, he can have It. And he ought to have it. His record for four years in the senate has been con sistently progressive. Not a flaw or a mark against it. William Allen White can dip his pen in the sun light and write an O. K. on the Bris tow vote and speeches. Henry Allen can speak his sweetest accents In praise of the Bristow stand for the progressive principles at all times and in all seasons. Bristow came home the other day to "look things over," as he himself expressed it. Having looked them over and then deciding to run for senator again on his record, he would be the logical progressive candidate for the senatorship. That means three tickets in the field in Novem ber for this office. The regulars won't accept Bristow. He sent feli citations to the Bull Moose banquet. He fought Aldrich and Penrose and Rmoot and Root. Very well. Then appears Charles Curtis on the scene. He has the friendship and admiration and respect of every regular. He was a regular . through and through. If Bristow runs. Curtis is almost sure to run also. That means Bristow as the Progressive nominee and Curtis as the regular nom- . inee. That also would indicate an other Democratic senator from the Republican state of Kansas. But if Bristow should decide not to run then maybe Curtis would also keep out of the race. And in that event shining opportunity would be open for a compromise candidate of force (Continued ort Page Five.) The Topeka State Bank For Safety, Exeprience.Courteay. Adv.