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The Topeka state journal. [volume] (Topeka, Kansas) 1892-1980, January 01, 1914, LAST EDITION, Image 1

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B.y ' of . Brand
Series of Seasons.
1 L Topeka's . Hnnlctpal
V r.1lnVH nnf 1013.
Annnal Indoor Winter . Sport
' Began This Morning.
Feast and Dance a Part
Topeka's Celebration.
: Millions of bells ran out: the did,
rang in the new. And the world re-
jojcea. oi ror one nunarea years
has St. synrester-s icve Deen so- wei-
come. ' cnurcnes sangr tne xe ueum.
Chimes pealed. Whistles blew. . In
Topeka the rainbow lights on the mu
nicipal Christina tree died into dark
ness. Clocks struck twelve.' And 19U
was over.
The old year, with his bent back
and his white locks, limped into- the
past. He met 1914 as he crossed the
border. "They're devilishly glad to
see you," be growled. And the new
year laughed gleefully.
.Is hasn't been such' a bad year at
that. . Everybody isn't as strong for
the unlucky number as the well
known Wilsons. Somebody suggested
that Huna Pompilius should have
omitted all the thirteens that the
"thirteen" years look like records of
SC5 Fridays. But it isn't so.
Anyhow the year is over past
forgotten. It went out last night.
People in England, France and Ger
many, and other places where they
tread the international rag, stopped
the mad tango for a second, raised
their glasses and cried:
"Here's to Nineteen Fourteen."
- New Tear's Resolutions.
- More sedate cltlsens were at home
penning New Tear's resolutions.
That's a pitiful occupation. They -would
better have been trotting In a cabaret
The inveterate smoker resolves to
; give up cigars. - The prevaricator re
! solves to tell the truth. The lazy man
resolves to work. The man who
sleeps -on Sunday morning resolves to
go to church. The clubman resolves
to stay at home. Tbe woman witn
five naughty children resolves never
to say a cross word. And so on.
In all probability the smoker is
puffing at a cigar while he frames his
resolution. The lazy man oughtto be
tending the furnace while he writes
his resolve. . The clubman has his idea
while he's playing billiards, and has
another - game on the strength of it
And the mother of Ave is only able to
Imagine-the-fulfilling of her dutdoso I
because the babies are all asleep. '
But people have made resolutions !
since January 1 was universally ac- i
eepted as New Tear's day in the six
, teenth century. The Catholic fathers
decreed that the Christian year should
be opened with prayer, fasting and
humiliation. The people resolved to
do It. They didn't. They feasted
fined, .wined, danced -and exchanged
' Celebrations for Centuries.
For centuries celebrations have
. (ContiBiu-d un Pas Two. '. '
"With the year just ending our state can felicitate itself
upon the wealth of good health, the general prosperity of its
citizenship, the general good cheer manifest throughout the
gtate, and, while we have been visited by one of the worst
drouths in the history of Kansas, yet we find that the aggre
gate value of farm products, with the live stock added, is over
Tive imuiuii vl uuuars an amount exceeded only by the four
uiuucuu.tcjr preceding it. xumsas Has many things to be
roud of and some of them are the blessings which we now en
by, our righteous citizenship, schools, prosperity and ireneral
veaith or the state, brought
the high morality of our citizens."
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Ne- Secretory of State and Mrs. flX A U tgS, 9fS' 46 A Attoek Oi1- i
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Democratic Informality Was a
Feature of the Occasion.
No Presidential Reception for
First Time in 100 Tears
Washinsrton, Jan. i7 New Tear's day
in tbe capital passed over without a
white House reception, for first time
Tr; r ,
-. r.rucuiuuiun
mg a noilaay vacation In the south, a
breakfast to the diplomatic corps by
Secretary and Mrs. Bryan was the
principal social function. More than
300 guests gathered with the secretary
of state at his home.
Practically all the ambassadors, min
isters and members of the embassy and
legation staffs, with the women of their
families, were present. . The Central
and South America countries were
brilliantly represented.
Secretaries Daniels and Garrison kept
open house all day and much of the
splendor and brilliancy which usually
attends the visit of army and navy offi
cers to tha White House was trans
ferred to their homes. One of the larg
est receptions was at Speaker Clark's
Continued on Pas, Two.)
But Look
Out A Cold
Wave Is
The weather is mild today and the
sky overcast. However, a near cold
wave is scheduled to reach Topeka in
tne next lew nours, prooaoiy accom
panied by snow. The forecast: "Un
settled tonight and Friday and prob
ably snow flurries; colder Friday."
The wind which at noon today was
blowing at the rapid pace of twenty
miles ah hour from the south Is ex
pected -to shift to the northwest by
morning, and if anything the speed
will be increased.
The temperature today is six de
grees above normal for the first day
of the year. The minimum tempera
ture was 31 degrees at 7:30 o'clock
this morning. .....
The worst weather ever known on
New Tear's day occurred two years
At 10 o'clock in the morning of
that day the mercury stood at the 46
degree point. . The wind shifted from
the south to the northwest and in
eleven hours the quicksilver had drop-
P?" 66 degrees. At o'clock at night
the temperature was 3 degrees below
zero and that was the only time on the
first day of the year that below zero
weather has been known in Topeka.
The warmest January 1 on record at
Topeka was that of January, 97, when
the maximum temperature was 60 de
grees. .
The hourly readings:
7 o'clock...
10 o'clock 35
11 o'clock 35
12 o'clock 34
8 o'clock 34
o'clock 34
stynnt. in a imi
V VA :S Jrh.HK l- xrrrsc-? From the
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ttlO DODGiriG G0ES:t70:.:Ef
After . Scalps
of i
Capper and Brlstow.
Launch Campaign for
Party in Kansas.
More than 250 Second district Pro
gressives wildly cheered resolutions en
dorsing Congressman Victor Murdock
for United States senator and Henry
J. Allen of Wichita for governor, when
State Chairman U. S. Bartin offered the
resolutions last night at the banquet
of the Second district Bull Moose fol
lowers in Kansas City, Kan. Leaders
left the ' meeting believing that both
Murdock and Allen would be at the
head of the Progressive state ticket
in Kansas next year.
Progressive workers paid their re
spects to United States Senator Joseph
L. Bristow, who they declared had
given them the "double cross" In the
recent fight with the Republican or
ganization in Kansas. Because of Bris
tow"s actions, the Progressives propos
ed not only to put a candidate In the
field against the senior senator,
but to make a most bitter fight
against him by the nomination of
Congressman ' Victor Murdock. the
iCunur jd on Pace Iwai
Those of us who sweat,, berated and
survived the late Kansas summer, must
now, in the enjoyment of this splendid
winter season, recant and apologise for
our earlier narrow, selfish Judgments.
In September It seemed that we were
on the high road to destruction, or that
the Lord was hiding His face from us.
December made it plain that the equa
torial summer was nature's own way
of rejuvenating old Mother Karth. The
yawning cracks admitted the nitro
genous laden atmosphere, and the re
vivifying waters, deep into her hungry
and thirsty ' depths. In this way she
stored new creative energy for , the
years to come. The surface soils were
rested, purged of . impurities by the
baking, and noxious plant life was re
tarded or destroyed. There resulted,
too, a strange abatement of animal and
human disease. ,
Mankind has been sobered . by the
experience. There is less mental in
temperance, speculation, extravagance
and wantonnrss, - At the proper time
m --scssjtsss. l m a i
Day Program
.'First Advance of Sex In Pol-
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cal Event. t
Officers of- the Kansas Day clnb to-
rday announced .that Mrs. -C.F.v Scott,
wife of former Congressman Charles
I TP Ortirr rf Tnla wmtlji h. niuf Af ih. .
f speakers at the annual baaquef of the '
Rntnhnniii nrnn Hi (in 1 In irmiKlc.
Jan. 29. Mrs. Scott Is the first 'woman
to be accorded a place on the program
of the Kansas Day club staeei that or
ganization was founded twenty years
ago. - ' -t-; ' ' v f ' ' '
Some time-ago it was announced
that a Kansas woman would be invited
(Continued on Page Two.)
Dutton Retired on Pension.
St. Louis. Jan. l.-Calvin Dutton, pas
senger agent of the St. Iuis and San
Francisco roafl, at St. Louis union station,
ended 36 years of service with the railroad
at midnight last Bight, when he retired
on a pension under the age limit. Dutton
is 71 years old and1, the Frisco rules pro
vide that employees, sover 'seventy, who
have' worked SS years, must retire on. a
pension. L'; v ., - "i;
Mrs. Charles Scott
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Topeka's Prosperity.
the rains and snow- offYrcended, .
like a continual benedict. Restoring
tne normal precipitation ft the year,
and covering lacerated earth with a
green mantle of fan and winter glory.
What a lesson for us to remember in
connection with the closed 1913 days;
Barely "God's way are always right"
We have, much, to be thankful for
this first day of the Me ftenr; a- city
of wholesome home!' churches where
the spirit ef Christ is In? evidence,
schools of highest qualify, clean city
government, -honest admf tration of
state and national affairs, - practical
charity, a general desire to do right,
and a popular social movement onward
and betterward. . - v
We have much to took forward to.
The world is possibly at the daybreak
of great material and social changes.!
- Scientific" sslsUs are eagerly, almost
breathlessly awajtb?- new announce
ments from the lasoratorlea of the
modern alchemists whe are -about to
effect startUng 'veloeaents in the
fieid of V muiJtl.- Upm
1TannMl nf TTltiiinlnvl Itf snvh
" :
Thrnnirh Dilravn 4frta
. .
Breaking Windows . and Pane
taring Auto Tires.
Chicago, Jan. - L Entering restaur
ants and demanding food, breaking :
windows and puncturing - automobile
tires, a crowd of nearly 500 unemployed
"?en. arli '. J"1
morning marcnea
business districts.
Tney furnished a strange contrast .to
the New Tear revelers who were leav- ;
ing the cafes and restaurants. Tbe
men marched In State street four
abreast, carrying a banner which l
read: - I
"We demand work, not charity." j
The army halted street cars and cried ;
to passengers that they wanted wirk.
At Van Buren street the police halted
thr marchers but they soon reformed
their line farther up the street. "Hey.
you bums; what's up?" shouted a pe
dcetrnin from the curb.
"You are drunk, and we are hungry,"
replied one of the leaders. The band
finally broke up into small groups.
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Weather Forecast for Kansas.
Unsettled with probably snow flurries
tonight and' Friday; colder tonight-
disclosure and practical application of
steam and gunpowder, these new dis
coveries may, in the coming- days,
shake the very foundation of our pres
ent social order. -
Again, the living principle of Chris
tian philosophy, ' after nineteen' cen
turies, are .tugging . away, at men
heartstrings as never before, for science
and true religious motive are at last
wedded. There is no longer conflict be
tween science and religion; The human
mind is meditating,' honestly and pro
foundly these days. ' Before long tbe
eternal Divine spirit will manifest it
self in a new practical reformation.
For cenftrfes men have marched with
their faces to the earth, their backs to
ward the stars. Now they are looJcmg
into the, heavens, breathing the Joyous
breath of new Hfe, tat a. new morning,
hoping working to accvipUsBi great
things inspired with tk atgsoaoaace
and dignity -of u enters ad. an more
potent manhood 9 WMBtast
(Cllnest sn-iao. I-seJ.
CE6 ram to kill tkei
Can Be Plainly Heard.
Women, Children and son-
. Combatants Taken Over.
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inI U.Tim hat-woM hm nnlthtni
! O-linaaa
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aivtston or tne reaerai army ana re-
eis, cononuea inn mornma aiier
; l"1 een In progress ail nignt. mve or
i six federals already have been killed
land the number of wounded will be
far in excess of .that number . .
Horrifying sights) were witnessed on
the American side before daylight. The
wounded soldiers with shattered arms,
legs shot off and injuries that later
proved fatal, struggled through the
river and pleaded to the American sol
diers for help. ' .
All the physicians and medical sup
plies available here were placed at the
service of the disabled federals. Be
fore daylight more than 200 wounded
had aouaht relief on this side. Borne
of these were so badly injured that
they begged the American soldiers to
kill them.
From the war scarred little village of
' (Continued on Page Two.)
Pan-American Association Plans
: Tallest Building In tbe World.
New York, Jan. 1. Plans for a Pan-
American building, to be erected m
the block bounded by Broadway,
Bightb avenue. Fifty-seventh and Fifty-eighth
streets, and to be the high
est building in the world, have been
filed with the bureau- of buildings.
The structure, according to these plans,
will be 8S4.C feet high, will have 51
stories and will cost 312.B0O.0O0. Tho
Pan-American ' States association,
which filed the plans, proposes to have
a building where - trade relations be
tween this country and Central and
South American countries may be fos -
ahead of lc::gd;i.
Work rXalnm tn Rr Iat-nt rntw
New York, Jan. l.-New .TtJJ.
leads London in population bA.V .' , " TPP tf 7r Mnb.w
000. according to figures made puj? 'XJtV MSSSt
by Dr. W. H. Gullfoy, statisticians "" SJj'
the board of health. He fixes". . ..tl .h-1
York's population at 5.37,6. a toblT ru0f, Jl y ?vtti?J
based on the cltys presumpavet011 m countle" which filed re
growth since the last count was made, j portB-, V ' ''"' . -
This comparison, however, does not' B SttrrMsjes, one Divorce,
include as part of London that city's ! The divorce record, however. Is
large suburban area. While New matter over which the state can poa
York is gaining rapidly in population, der. With reports from all eoontire, ,
the - city and county of London is i the record wUl easily . show 2,fM t -retrogressin;.
. I (Continued on Page Plve.f
Mayor Cofran:
"The city as a whole has been prosperous and happy the pst
season, the laborers have had plenty of work up to the present
time. - Special municipal improvements have been carried on
extensively to the amount of nearly a quarter of a million dol
lais, and as far as we know, isre will . be about the same
amount fids, next year, whkh wD txlxf 3 new' sewers as well
as pavinj. AH business transactions cf tba city have been har
monious and asreeati2. ; , 1
"The city extends the comp&nents of the szasoa to its citi
xens and hopes that 1S14 will b3 ts rrrrprc-J C vzxt year."
courts' era
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Kansas Ilad 4.88S Prlsonera.t.
- Coanty JaUs ltlJ.
In i Last ' Twelre Months,
Liqnor ConTlctlons.
.cm. o vaunE txzzi
J. W. Howe's Record of Yeaii
Criminals and Divorces. -
Nearly 2,500 Families Broke.
: Up Thronsh the Law. .
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i rnHiwn B.a:rin, in.i f
, prisoners unrfer sentence,. , 7 I
. my unaer a sent to tai m
"iris unaer zi sent to jail
Girls under 21 sent to
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Total divorces M13
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Liquor convictions 1913...
That is the official record for Kansas
In 1913,' according to figures comDlIed
today by-Senator J. W. Howe, seers
' tary to the . board of control, from 102
j of the 105 counties of the state. " It la
j the first official record of . divorcee. '
county criminals and liquor conviction -j
ever made by state officials.
jsvery county in the state with the
exceptions of Crawford. Labette and
Greenwood, filed reports. The Craw
ford and Labette county records will
prolial tj make some material Increase .
! in the number of county prisoners,
liquor convictions and divorces. Green-
wood Is a more normal Kansas county
and would make but slight change fn
the records, it Is believed. Estimattitc
! the reports from the three missing;
! counties the number of prisoners In
j county Jails during the year would per
j haps be Increased to a little more than
6.00C, while the records for divorces
i;riir.teu in the state during the year
might reach 2,700 or even 2.800.
But Few Yoang Criminals. -
Cnu oi the really Important features
; ot tne report la the showing that there
are but - ft w young criminals in Kan
sas. than - per cent, of the men
und women who are confined In Kansas
Jai du-ir.g the year to await 'fi-'l or
serve e ntences, were undev the ma
jority t.sx of 21 years. Of source the
record compiled by tbe state covers
only Tirjscrers In county Jails and !c
not deal with police court "ase and
men and women who have been con
fined in the city Jails of the larger
towns of the state. Yet with Its pop-
juiaUon o( more than one and three
fifths million oeoole. the total number
j of county Jail prisoners in the 105 coun- Jt
1 ties .during the-12 months of. the year '
will perhaps not exceed 5.000. It Is a
I record. Senator Howe believes, which
but few states can show. In fact the
control board secrtary is inclined to uw t
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