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jot? fte EVE2YBOOY lO PAGED . NEEDS IT . LAST EDITION- MONDAY EVENING, TOPEKA KANSAS. FEBRUARY 9, 1914. MONDAY EVENING, On eats by wwibn a TWO CP 1 O" tralna and MWMUudsmrz CmK EVERYBODY lO PAGES READ IT J A i LOOTS OWN BANK President of One of the Biggest Financial Institutions In Memphis Charged With Em bezzling a Large Sum. SHORTAGE ABOUT $788,804 Paper Manipulated So as to De ceive the Directors. Tenders Resignation and Turns Orer His Personal Estate. Memphis. Tenn., Feb. 9. Ten di rectors of the Mercantile bank one of the most important financial insrtitu , tQv itd a Detition tions in me vit-r, iv --- - r t th in chancery court charging that . the , bank was insolvent as . the resuK ot alleged misappropriation of more than $750,000 by C. Hunter Rune, president of the institution. In the ?ition Raine was held WTPJJ; Sbl. r the apparent portage. a8 ; XargTd h T obtained "by a system of handing the banks drafts PrPe? and exchange in such a way as to de ceive the directors and to conceal his manipulations," the total amount of which, it was alleged, he lost m spec ie"" petition places th liabilities of the bank at approximately $2,196. 594, with assets of $1.408 089. In a published statement Jan. 9 ljaMitta were given as $2,436,197 At the time the total deposits were $1,861,109, or which $344,233 were savings ac counts. The bank is capitalized at $200,000 and has a surplus of $100,- Resources, loans and discounts at the time of the statement amounted to $1,130,496, actual cash on hand was $424,784; sums due from other banks amounted to $489,165: cash items in transit amounted to $137,778. These amounts with other items balanced, the amount given as liabilities. It is stated that President Raine who attended yesterday's meeting ab solved all of the officers and directors of the bank of implication in alleged shortage and tendered his personal estate which he valued at $350,000 to the bank. So far he has made no for mal statement. The bank was ordered to remain closed today by state banking officials, who are making an investigation of its affairs. It is not known when the in vestigation will be completed. President Raine was charged with embezzlement in a warrant sworn out by Z. N. Estes, county attorney. The warrant was served on Mr. Ilaine ' at his home. He was taken before Criminal Judge Palmer, where he pleaded guilty. -Despite his protest that he did not want any bond fixed. Judge Palmer placed the amount at $250,000, but Mr. Raine declared he would make no effort to get the se curity and accompanied a deputy sheriff to the county Jail. . OPPOSED FROM FIRST. Wil.son Has Always Been Against Canal Tolls Exemption. Washington, Feb. 9. President Wilson let it be known today that from the first he regarded as an un wise policy the insertion in the Demo cratic national platform of the plank favoring the exemption of American coastwise ships from the payment of Panama canal tolls. The president feels that a platform declaration on such a subject is re lated to circumstances that arise all over the world as well as in the Unit ed States and that only the element which the United States can control in the situation ought to be binding. He feels that a change of circum-; stances has arisen in the internation- I al aspect of the situation which nec essarily would change the attitude of the American government and the at titude of the country on the subject. Mr. Wilson told callers today that the whole international situation and the point of view of foreign govern ments was to some extent involved In ! the settlement of the controversy. He intimated that platform declarations should be limited to questions of do mestic policy and should not embrace relations with foreign governments. It is said to be the president's view that treaty relations with other na tions might be embarrassed if what is construed as a violation of the Hay Pauncefote convention were to be in sisted upon by the United States. It was made clear, however, that only England had protested. The presi dent told callers that Great Britain, through her representatives had not approached the American government on the question in any way since Viscount Bryce left here a year ago. The president told callers he did not Intend to send a message to congress on the subject of Panama tolls. He expects congress to repeal the tolls pro visions during the present session. FINE YEATIIEFaHEAD Ko More Disturbance Until Late In the Week. Washington, Feb. 9. Winter's backbone is still a long way from broken, according to the weather bu reau experts. "The general distribution of at mospheric pressure over the North American continent and the adjacent oceans," says the weekly bulletin, "is such as to indicate temperatures con siderably below the seasonal average until the middle of the week east of the Rocky mountains and tempera tures near tha seasonal average on the Pacific slope. "The weather will be generally fair dun. the first half of the week in the plains states, the great central valleys and the North Atlantic states. In the Gulf and South Atlantic states the weather will be overcast, with probably rains along the Gulf and South Atlantic coasts until Wednes day. "The next disturbance of lmpor- tance to cross the United States will appear on the North Pacific coast Tuesday attended by general rains; It will prevail over the middle west about Thursday and the eastern states Friday or Saturday. This dis turbance will be preceded by a gen eral reaction to higher temperatures and will be attended by general rain In the southern and snow and rain in northern states east of the Rocky mountains. "It will ho fnllnurorl h rnM.r 1 weather, which will make its appear ance in the northwest Thursday." PREMIUM GIVING. The latest alleged convert to op pose the giving of premiums is the nnw-oh.,.. - ht rW.. tki,. The State Journal, never giving premiums and opposed to premiums, wnlilj n.4ta41.. W& , .... A its neighbor and rival to the ranks of these who are really opposed to pre- mlums but our esteemed contemporary . ... , ' preaches one thing in one column and pratuucs uuiLuci iu utiicr uuiuiuub ui the same paper or in current issues of its other publications. The State Journal is sorry to see premium giving getting another start in this com-, I munlty. Mr. Capper has been the Premium Tince or lopesa ana is niu giving premiums. His opposition to pre' mlums, we regret to say. is very much like his advertising creed, published in yesterday's Capital. The creed says the Capper Publica tions do not t " - cigarette advertising, vet cigarette advertising appears in his publications. (See page two, this morn- i tog's issue and various issues of last I 8 " . , .i week). The creed says he does not take "Ladies' Friend" and other objec- tlonable advertising, yet this same ad- vertisement appears in the same paper (see top of page four, section A. yes- . . . . ' , . terday's Capital). The creed says he does not take advertisements of for- tune tellers, astrologers, objectionable medical advertising, etc.. (see adver- i tisements of dream books and fortune . , . , tellers in current issues of Capper s weekly). wnere otner advertising classed in the creed as objectionable appears in black type. In the Capital of Sunday morning it is stated "The intelligent American (Continued on Page Six.) AVIATOR IS KILLED. lieutenant Post Falls From Hydro plane Into San Diego Bay. San Diego, Feb. 9. Lieut. H. B. Post, first aefo corps, T?.S. A.; was in stantly killed by a fall from a hydro plane. About 160 feet from the sur face of the bay. Lieutenant Post was seen to shoot clear of the machine. It ! was said by watchers the engine ex-' at the Kansas State Normal . school, ploded. Lieutenant Post was flying The blg event of the week wlu the reputiontUoUfd UnTthe stiaSr inauguration of Thomas W. Butcher. In the army camp on North Island, as president of the school, which will across the bay from San Diego. take place at 10 o'clock Thursday morn- . ' , , . lng and will be followed by festivities Washington, Feb. 9. Second Lieu- running until late in the evening, tenant Henry B. Post was born in New Tuesday and Wednesday there will be York June 15. 188. and was commls- meetmgB of the Fourth District Agri- sioned as second lieutenant of the cultural and Indu8trlal congress, with Iw?5tEJ? - J"'1?, " J a grand concert by the musical depart death makes a total of sixteen in gov- " !f . . , bs.!j . ernment aviation since 1908; fifteen In l the 5?, mFSLJ h. rwi in th navv. .taken up by the annual conference of - ! , approxi- In aviation the world over, mately 435 persons have met death mately 435 persons have met death since 1908. eleven having been killed during the present year. ( during the present year. THE DAY III CONGRESS Raker Announces He Will Push His Asiatic Exclusion Bill. Washington, Feb. 9. Senate met at noon. Consideration of constitutional amendment for woman suffrage de ferred. Immigration committee con tinued work on the Burnett bill con taining a literacy test. House met at noon. Governor Glynn and other New Tork officials asked the trict, was shot and killed on Linwood foreign affairs committee to permit boulevard here today. New Tork to regulate the diversion of ,The wolf sprang upon Miss Anna Har Nlr river water for nower. , rlson as she waited for a street car. Miss Niagara river wttici iw iiuwcr. : Tr,.. hrir-ir continue,! hefor vari- . " ous committees. Representative Raker announced his intention to push hs ..I.... nctniiioii bill appropriation and nrnnrtatinn fnr ft rl i erv ond fimmnnl. i tion. j PLAN UNITED ACTION. Suffragists to Hold Demonstrations in Several States May 2. rhi u.k o -Pinna tnr fHmul. ' Chicago. Feb. 9. Plans for Mmm- lLllt3VUB BiniU UOlUUllDUauviUB fcV held May 2, demanding the enactment of an amendment to the federal con stitution providing votes for women will be made in tne middle western states by Mrs. Jessie Hardy Stubbs. IllfSIIllroi Ul vvsAKa caoivusM Msaw for woman suffrage who arirved here yesterday. Mrs. Stubbs will leave Wednesday or Thursday for a tour of IlUnois. niSVUUBlU, HliUUVHVM uvutosBn Iowa where she will conrer with suf fragist leaders. au nta nnSFPRIIPII THEY AM PRFFhlCnrll I lib I Hilla I IlLlLllllUJl The senate passed the fortification Z""VJ oC 7rA ,T:.."Ttl ' M" -,." " ".'""-r" bill. carrying, $6,895,200 JKt itack tta nml m? i n . "?r.wS lIiALtri idiiy iui rwniiiK tuts uuuw u" aoinwuc vwiMUB Doiuxui wuuna in cue i day with a slight drop in temperature Natives and Americans to Have First in western Kansas. Call in Panama. The mercury did some queer stunts ( Sunday night. The quicksilver went I'TESSSZJttVES o'clokon,8 tinfmnt SfarkoS of service on the Panama canal. The was a drop of five degrees be- ruirwlll applv o all employees who tween 8:30 and 7 o'clock. The mini receive more than .5 or more than mum temperature Sunday was five 40 bants an bout. Aliens may be em- degrees above aero. This ; morning the ployed in these grades if they have ., temperature at Prince Albert. Canada, occumed similar positions aunu iu. construction of the canal for two years or more. They also may be employed temporarily in emergency. The eight hour law would be applied to all per diem hourly - employees above the grades of laborers. ALL ARE DEAD Scores of persons Perished fa The Cumbre Tunnel. Only Buttons and Charred Bones Can Be Found. Washington, Feb. 9. The list of those aboard the passenger train that collided with the seven burning freight cars In Cumbre tunnel, includ ed at least eight Americans and thirty TZ7 V Mexicans, according to Uniiinh aispaicn from American Consul Letcher, at j Chihuahua, to the state department. The- dispatch, gave information V' b'Tn,.Th J! arrived from Madera, the nearest . yH Americans known to have been aboard train whMe wefe belng sought by a relief party included: TUT T ae.llmaaM-ln annain anil An it the Meiican iT0rthwe8tern railroad, at Chihuahua. C. H. Marders, express agent. Henry Schofield, superintendent, xr t. Hatfield, business man. El paso. Thomas M. Kelly, conductor. L. E. Williams, employee Madera Lumber company. J. W. Webster, conductor in charge of train. Edward J. McCutcheon, engineer. About 30 .other persons, including some unknown Americans, were aboard. Only Cnairol uonea. Chihuahua, Mexico. Feb. 9. Nothing bmf3irwd 'bones and buttons were round Dy tne rescuing party which with the aid of oxygen helmets and pulmotors succeeded in penetrating the Cumbre tunnel from tte south ;PrtJ as far as the locomotive and first two Jp8 rf tne ea88engeP train. They are SUpposea to be remains of the engineer and fireman of the illfated train. They were killed when their engine crashed into the burning ht train which had been rushed into the tunnel by Cas- tlo,s band hours before. It ig nQw believed every one of the 50 or more passengers, including the crew, which were aboard the train when it crashed into the tunnel last ; Wednesday night are dead and wheth er the train was hurried into the tun nel to escape being captured by Cas tillo's bandits or sent headlong to its destruction by the bandits may never be known. A BOSY WEEK. State Normal Plans for President ... Butcher's Inauguration. Emporia, Kan., Feb. 9. Beginning to morrow and not ending- until late Sat- urday night, there will be a busy time superintendents of schools of the first ' ,,.,, ,, j . . i o? Vr-i r Vh I ng ot manual training teachers ofhe state. Prof. J. F. Pbbitt, of CbJcago university, will deliver an address in the evening. Saturday will be given over to "Founders' Day" exercises. WOLF KILLED III K.C. After Attacking Several Persons in Fashionable Residence District. Kansas City. Feb. 9. A large half starved gray wolf, after biting two per sons, frightening a score of others and Biwu vuouu ? miu a wmm - .,wwnso wo" X7w4ft w- ,, x Sf?" .S."eamf5r.,"1!ew b.ef-fuf ill - Hiiuioi uu wruuv irao auuu wo Hinn torn t shreds escaped into a house. Her clothing was torn but she was unhurt, The wolf ran down the boulevard, pur- arm. A number of grocery boys, business men' mm mvwiu vu uumc u uuuna juurai the chase. A riot call was sent into police station and an automobile with a half dozen patrolmen hurried to the scene. The wolf had run fifteen blocks and at tacked another pedestrian. Samuel J. - Harden, a demitv countv clerk, befor W. W. Wright, a policeman, ended the chase head. The police pronounced the "kill" fine specimen of the gray wolf but were at a loss to know how it found its way lnto the heart of the city. IT IS 44 ABOVE. . fa Topekm Bat It Is 14 Below in Canada Today. The weather today is as fine brand M could be deSired at this son of the year. The sky Is clear and a 12 mile southwest breese has brought the temperature to two de- . , " . Kreea above normal for February 9. The forecast indicated that it will be about the same thing over again Tues- . The hourly readings. 7 o'clock 23 11 o'clock ... ..35 ..39 ..42 8 o'clock 22 12 o'clock . . , 1 o'clock ... 2 o'clock . . . S o'clock -. .. 9 o'clock 20 10 o'clock .....21 TRAIN IS UPSET Wreck in Minnesota Is Caused by a Broken BaLL All Steel Equipment Prevents i Great Loss of Life. Sioux City, Feb. . A broken rail wrecked Chicago. St. .Paul, Minneapo lis & Omaha train No. 2, at Blgelow, Minn., early this morning. One per- I on wa" kllle? and 14 Injured. None of i fc UIJUIW IB UCireVWJ - LU Ut3 UI.UI.ltjr .,.. ,. engine left the track. The all steel equipment undoubtedly saved many lives. The Dead. J. BLOOMFIELD, Surprise, Neb. The Injured. - Jack P. Cullen. Howard hotel. Sioux City, back hurt. S. H. Clark, Minneapolis, arm and side bruised. Mts. S. H. Clark, Minneapolis, side and arm hurt. ' i John Achen, HaTbreite, Bask, face scratched. , A. Stapleton, Lakesand, ' 8. D., ankle hurt. ..!,. J. F. Mapeson, Minneapolis, head and ankle bruised. W. H. Buckland, Menominee, Wis back injured and face cut. ' ' E. Phelan, South Omaha, Neb., back hurt. i J. V. Rubble. Rosedale, Mis., back and leg hurt. - -1 E. Phelan. Minneapolis, conductor, leg, back and shoulder, braised. James Gibson, Minneapolis, express messenger; head lacerated. J. Coleman, Minneapolis, brakeman; body bruised. James Johnson, Minneapolis, porter; slightly hurt. Frank Smith, Minneapolis, porter; minor bruises. t LOOKING TO FENCES. President Is Greatly Interested in the Fau Elections. Washington. Feb. ' 9. How the various elements in the New Tork nt Democracy are to be assembled into a new organisation with progres sive leaaersnip was the problem be fore President . Wilson, Governor Glynn of New Tork and William F. McCombs, the Democratic- national chairman, in a conference at the White House today. Though absorbed for the "most part in questions arising out ox foreign re lations and the congressional program on Uust legislation and rural credits. the president of late has been giving I deep consideration .to the autumn, campaign, when hef alisesr-the Demo- j -will be - -before the country - for ap proval or disapproval In-the -elections for members of the house of repre sentatives ond the United States sen ate. Tha dutn Intermit n a tMlr in pursuading Representative Mitchell j A. Palmer to make the race for the United States senate in Pennsylvania is but one of the concrete evidences of his preparation for the fall cam paign. Chairman McCombs has talked over the national situation in detail with the president but most important ad mittedly is the status of the Empire state Democracy. With a spirited city election in New ! York city, when a fusion of parties battled successfully against Charles F. Murphy and the Tammany organiza- tlon and with contests in various parts !f tt 8tate teen Tammany and I H eimewt- d otr an tt -Tammany elements and other factions growing out of the contro very over the deposing . of Governor Sulzer, the Washington administra tion feels it must aid in building up a united and harmonious Democracy to make a fight at th polls next fallj on national issues. It has not yet been decided what part the president himself will take in the actual campaign. Some of his close friends think he will make sev eral speeches on national questions, asking the people to keep both branch es of congress in the Democratic ranks. Already the president's guid ing hand has been seen in the plan for close co-operation Between tne uemo-i . cratic HH.L10 hh.1 committee ana me Democratic congressional campaign committees. The president is devoting much of his time to a study of the various state " " v, ub ba. w ! situations but in political circles to- i . . , w day it was centered most in how the j problem would be worked out in New Tork. Governor Glynn and National evidence that the president expects liovemor uiynn to taae an active part in reorganizing New Tork Democracy. BUitKE IS BOUmCED. His KxplanaUons Not Wbony Satisfac tory to Colonel Goetnals. Panama. Feb. . Colonel G. W. Goethals, chairman of the Panama ca nal commission today -suspended John Burke, manager of the commissary de partment. Colonel Goethals action came at the conclusion of the hearings which gave Burke a chance to clear himself of the charges that he had accepted gratu ities and had been guilty of irregular business transactions. Colonel Goethals also suspended W. F. Shipley, chief clerk of the subsistence department, the reason given being "incompetency. Colonel Goethals had had - received j 5 appimied To : 'instigate the j the report made by Mr. Nye. the spe- iciai agent appomusa m inveaugaxe we charges against John Burke. He then informed Burke that he had given him a chance to explain and -produce evl dence of the innocence of his transac tions and of how he came to be pos sessed of so much real estate In the United States and Canada and of large deposits in Indianapolis and Colon banks. Burke declared his innocence. Col. Goethals -explained that it was not his province to deal with the case, except in his administrative capacity, but that he would do his utmost to bring the case before--the courts to de termine Burke's guilt or - innocence and to ascertain whether a conspiracy existed to defraud the government. The voice of Col- Goethals shook as he told Burke what evidence had been aMoImiI tn ,hn tlut Rnrlr hut mvvif. .44 l ited by his connection with the com .45imissary department. ' M FROp CITY Bock Island General Of flees Say Be Taken to Kansas City. Late Circular Changes Residence of J. A. Stewart, G. P. A. A severe blow to Topeka's promi nence as district headquarters of the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific rail way may be dealt this city soon in the removal of the office of James A. Stewart, general passenger agent, to Kansas City. A circular sent to rail way passenger men in all the rail roads in Topeka today gives the name of General Passenger Agent Stewart with headquarters in wwnimf City. Mr. Stewart is in Chicago today and local officers of the Rock Island re fuse to discuss the probability ot tha move. The notice of the change was print ed on a regular card sent to agents of all foreign lines. These notices are sent to the offices of the Santa Fe and Union Pacific in Topeka. When con fronted with the name on the sched ule notice today, officials at the gen eral offices of the Rock Island would make no comment. "Mr. Stewart is in Kansas City and I know nothing of the rumor," S. A. Gilliland. chief clerk to the G. P. A.. said. "Is it customary to assign Mr. Ste wart's headquarters to tcan. City?" Ire was asked. "Mr. Stewart's signature on all cir culars always has 'been from To peka," he said. It has been known for some time that the Rock Island was figuring on moving the general passenger agent a office to Kansas City, where more pas senger business originates. The gen eral freight agent's office is located in Kansas City at this time. All other second -district headquarters depart ments are located in Topeka. Despite the fact that the Rock Island kept the freight office away from this city, To Peka, right in the midst of hard times and decreased revenues, gave the Rock Island freight office here in January a gain of S17.000 over last year. The passenger business out of this city is large also. The Rock Island feels, it is under stood in Topeka railway circles, that the office of general passenger agent in Kansas City would be a wise move owing to present conditions. Only two other general passenger . -fices are lo cated in that city the Orient and the Kansas City Southern. Coupled with the rumors of the re moval of the office of general passen ger agent comes , the report that the Rock Island is contemplating moving its entire Topeka headquarters to Kan Ai Cltv and TnvHnw H A ttamm - j "r v.w uciiubuiu 11- vislon headquarters to this city. It is uiuwn inux ceriam operating offipials favor this action. However, with a bulMIng tn Topeka and high-rents-"In Kansas City, and the financial circum stances of the road, no change In head quarters is contemplated at this time. EDITOR III A FIGHT. Bonfils of Denver Post, Has His Antagonist Arrested. Denver. Feb. 9 a VBmn. nh- ing Thomas J. O'Donnell, prominent: ... j.uuwu lL V.UtunUlO, with assault upon F. G. Bonfils with in mil l 10 Km, was issued from the sheriffs' tiffins tnAav' ,nn. .v. n . - - " J Ufuii wv plaint of Mr. Bonfils. Mr. Bonfils is one of the owners of the Denver Post. The alleged assault occurred at the county court house where both men were going to attend the Bonfils In junction suit against the Denver Union Water company, in which Mr. Bonfi.'s had petitioned that the company be enjoined for using money for political Duroosea. Mr. O'rwinnAii la ........ ident of a voters organization, which is fighting the position, of Mr. Bonfils in the water case. According to witnesses Mr. Bonfils with his partner, H. H. Stamen had approached the court house and met Mr. O'Donnell on the step. The news papermen were accompanied by M. A. Delaney, their body guard. Mr. Bon fils spoke to Mr. O'Donnell, witnesses said, to thA erf eat thnf- h PPftnn. was not afraid of the. threats of vio- ieiwe wmcn air. iruonneu was ac cused of having made against Mr. BonfiM. "I'm not afraid of you either." re torted Mr. O'Donnell. The next action, witnesses saw, was a blow which Mr. Bonfils struck O'Donnell in the Jaw. O'Donnell then drew a revolver from his coat pocket, witnesses said, and attempted to fire it at Bonfils who succeeded In catch ing hold of his antagonist's coat sleeve and prevented the discharge of the revolver. O'Donnell declares he drew his re volver in self defense and that he had been warned that Bonfils "went armed." - The clash grew out of the bitter campaign involving the water supply of Denver,, which is now in progress. O'Donnell and Bonfils are opposing each other in the campaign which will end with a special election Feb. 17. WAR DEBATE III SENATE House Fortification Bill Largely In creased by Committee. Washington. Feb. 9. Preparedness of the United States for -var was de bated In the senate today during con sideration of the fortifications bill to which the senate commitee had added nearly 2,000,000 over the house appro priation, for field artillery and ammu nition. Senator Bryan said the increases were made to meet aa nearly as pos sible the estimate for an army of half a million men. "If there are only 70,000 men in the army . now, why should we have an army of half a million men?" asked Senator Sheppard. "So as to be prepared for war," re plied Senator Bryan. "While we had only- 20,000 men opera tin" around San tiago in the Spanish-American war, we had some quarter of a million men enlisted. With this allowance of guns America would still have less guns per man than any first class power. We would have about the same proportion as Bulgaria and Servla. We should remember it takes years to make these guns." '-Think of the great Pacific coast without enough, powder to last 30 min utes under attack," exclaimed Senator Warren. Senator Smoot said lack of ammu nition was almost criminal. "Even Mexico possesses more mobile guns than we do." &Ud he. Senator Ashurst attacked the appropriations as extravagant. "We are now spending (6 cents out of every dollar .raised by the federal government for wars past or which we think or pretend to think are in the future," he declared. Senator Sutherland challenged his fig urea Senator Ashurst retorted there were "patriots for profit only" in the country who filled the country with alarms ' of war because they had armor plate or powder to sell. . . Senator Chamberlain, chairman of the military committee, pleaded for a most efficient army as the best method of keeping peace. - "I do not think I am out of place in saying that the situation now confront ing this country is a delicate one." he added. "I hope we never will have trouble, but we ought to be prepared for trouble If It ever comes." THE CRUX OF IT. William Allen White, the noblest Progressive of them all, has Just writ ten another bright and brilliant edi torial. This paper prints it here with below for two primary and es sential newspaper reasons: first, be cause of its literary and entertaining excellence: and second, because of its political significance. In the distinguished Kansas author's article there is one sentence amid all the symphony of syllables and witch ery of words, which stands out 11 ka a prominent knot on the proverbial log. and which in the absence of ital ics in any of his three linotype ma chines, White should have printed In eight point bold face. This Is that sentence: "We do insist that whoever Joins our party shall either subscribe to its tenets or get out." There you have it The essential tenets of the Progressive party as distinguished from those of the Re publican .party, not taking into ac count, per adventure, the capitaliza tion of the Ten, Commandments are these three: The Initiative, the Ref erendum and the. Recall. They con stitute the creed, the trinity, the crux, of the Progressive party platform. In these three tenets are the law and the gospel, politically speaking. They axe practically one and indivisible. It is hard to separate them. When the Progressives are drafting their platform they must have these three planks in, if they leave every' things else out. When - the RapubfcU. cans are making their platform they Should leave these three out even If they put everything else in. Those who believe in the I., R. and R. are Progressives, pure and simple. Those who do not believe in them, but yet believe in nearly everything else, in cluding' the protective tariff commis sion and possibly excepting the Ten Commandments and moral law, as nec essary political planks, are Republicans. There you have it pure and simple. The dlfficu'ty that Mr. Brtstow con fronted himself with in returning to the Republican party, that his re newed allegiance may be accepted in good faith, lies in the simple fact that he has not stated that he no longer believes in the Initiative, Referendum, and Recall as the great political pan aceas, the Progressives have asserted them to be, cross my heart, "onward Christian soldier." The same difficulty confronts our esteemed neighbor, Mr. Capper, as shown by his delay and hesitation in coming out as a candidate for gov ernor as a Progressive, or as a Repub lican. The whole trouble with these two gentlemen who want jobs and with other uKra-Progressive Republicans, might be covered by the one word usufruct. Mr. Bristow has crossed (Continued on Page Six.) HEED NOT TELL AGE. Voters May Select Probable Figure and Stick to It. Chicago, Feb. 9. Women voters do not have 'to tell their exact ages to election officials; they can approxi mate the truth. This was the advice of Charles H. Mitchell, attorney for the board of election commissioners, yesterday before members of the Woman's party of Cook county. "You can approximate the truth and it will do no one any harm," said MitchalL "Select a good probable age one that fits your face and your figure and tell the officials that age. It is simply a checl. on fraud anyway. It prevents others from impersonat ing you at the polls. I have known men who have remained stationery in age for fifteen years so far as the registration books are concerned." i;ew prison system. Leavenworth Penitentiary to Become a lfctennon Karracks. Washington, Feb. 9. A new code of tne articles of war was passed today by the senate. . A military detention barracks system would be substituted for tne present prison system for of fenders now sentenced to the penlten tiary. The military prison at Fort Leavenworth would be converted into a central military rerorraatorv de. isgned to enable offenders to earn re storation to duty. County Assessors Are Here. The county assessors of ' the counties bordering Shawnee met ' with C. H. Haynes, assessor of Shawnee county, to day to discuss county, line valuations. A report of the meeting will be made to the state tax commission. The following out of town assessors wees- present: - George Hoggins. Osage county; J. R. Parker, Franklin county; William Cronm. Coffey county; A. W. Armstrong. Douglas coun ty; A. J. Steele, Wabaunsee county. Inn ran rnn rrn Wichita Loses Her fight Be fore Commerce Commission To Dare the City Made a "Eat Ei-caking" Point. El'JJ CF E.-E LiSED CIO On the Fact That Kansas City Possesses PriTflege. Peerless Princess Does Fourth Kansas Grain Business. Washington. Feb. .The Interstate commerce - commission today denied the request of the Wichita, -ittt". board of trade, that Wichita bo made a "rate breaking point." which means that a grain dealer could ship from there by any line, to any market, re gardless of the route of the inbound movement of grain. . As Kansas City possesses the prhrl legt of rate breaking. Wichita held it should have it, as about one-fourth of the sixty thousand carloads ot grain shipped yearly from Ksnsas are milled or merchandised at Wichita. FEOFLE AI2 L'ELD 17. Big Decline In Price of Butter Faflsi to Reach . Chicago. Feb. The people In centers of population throughout tha United States are being held up for thousands of dollars a day by retail ers of butter. Despite a rapid t-cent slump in the wholesale price of but ter in the' recent ten days there nasi been no corresponding reduction over the counters of stores. The warm weather in this and oth er parts of the world has kept a stream of fresh butter flowing; Into this country far beyond the power of the combined resources of the largest speculators to handle. The fresh, butter shipments have been more than enough to supply the market, and cold storage butter, bought at higher prices, is begging for a buyer at almost any figure. Butter is being imported from Ar gentina, Australia and Siberia, 1,700, 000 pounds already having been re ceived at New Tork since Nov. 1. while nearly as much has been brought in by Pacific coast importers. . . Large cargoes are on the way from Siberia, - Argentina. Australia and -Danraark. and t hjs.. importajUon prom- ibvb iv ep up. . foreign invoices show 1,000,000 pound'-packages for the Pacific coast, 600,000 pound for Chicago, all from Australia and duo. to arrive by Feb. 10 in New Tork. So great has been the importation to the Pacific coast that California made butter has been sent freely to the eastern markets. New Tork has had two or three cars, but it costs 29 cents there and eastern butter can be had below that price and Is better. "Wholesale 'price of butter now is down to midsummer level," said a Chicago Jobber. "Grocers are buying the best grade of creamery butter at 28 cents a pound for the first time since last August, and butter was chaper then than at any other time in 1913. "The housewife, however, still la being charged midwinter prices, or SS to 42 cents a pound," he continued. "This prevents free use of butter, and. If persisted in, will make it impossible for ' holders to dispose of their cold storage stocks, as the fresh make now Is sufficient to meet all require ments at the present rate of con sumption." At one time cold storage stocks of butter exceeded 72,000,000 pounds. They have been reduced to approxi mately 23,000,000 pounds, but only a few dealers, who sold early in the season, are credited with having made any money. The bulk of the cold storage product is said to nave been sold at a loss to the owner, usu ally a speculator. LOSS DLAf.'ED Oil GAS. Variable Pressure Can a SSOOw Fire In City. Kansas City, Feb. 9. The variable gas pressure is blamed for a 360.000 blase In the three-story building at the nortlMast corner of Twelfth street and Lydla avenue here earlv today. It burned a grocery and bakery and routed out the tenants on the second and third floors without giving them a chance to save anything. George Washington Lucas, the negro Janitor, says he went to bed st 10 o'clock last night, leaving a eas burner going. The gas was weak and the flame was running low, he declared. At 1:39 o'clock, he declares, that be woke up to find tha celling on fire from the gas Jet. which was flaming up from an increased press ure. The Janitor spread the alarm and the tenants rushed out in their night clothes after the flames had gained head way. . Miss Lillian Prultt. who has been in. collapsed and had to be carried out. All ne tenants In the flat found refuge with Mrs. C. G. Schaler, 1409 East Twelfth street. SLO COOTIullES. Rock Island Securities Attain IWe Low Records. - New Tork, Feb. 9. The stock market was again unsettled, soon after the strong opening today, by reason of . further weakness In the Rock Island securities, all of which fell to lower records. Dealings la Rock Island common and preferred as well as in Chicago. Rock Island ds Pacific collateral trust 4 per cent, bonds were fairly extensive and sug gested liquidation on the part of holders. - There was recurrent weakness ' m New Haven and New Tork Central as a result of Week end developments which Indicated further federal in quiry Into those propositions. Weather Forecast for Fair tonight and Tuesday; eolder In west portion ot the state toadfht.