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EVERYBODY 14 PAGES 14 PAGES READ IT NEEDS IT HOME EDITION FRIDAY EVENING. TOPEKA, KANSAS. MARCH. 19, 1915. FRIDAY EVENING. THIS EDITION 2 CENTS WE HAVE SALOON UNDERJUR FEET That's Sentiment of Delegates; at Methodist Conference. 1 Interesting Feature From the Retired Ministers Today. i ! THIRD DAY "IbF CONFERENCE ! Br. Frank Lynch, Formerly of Topeka. a Speaker Tonight. AnnivorsarT nf Ttnnrn of Home makimr the Polnt of delivery of Anniversary OI lioara OI ""'"ejqupr shipment identical with Missions-Extension. j . ii n v. .v,, i-o The answer to roll call by the re- j tired or superannuated ministers was a i feature of the morning session of the j Kansas conference of the Methodist j lr. Benjamin Young, Pastor First Methodist Church. Topeka, Who Taken Active Part In C onference Arrangements. Episcopal church. One of the most! prevent deliveries to persistent viola interesting characters who responded j tors,. The bill carries no penalty was the Rev. C. R. Rice, the story 0f ,cla"se- m . ' . .... . I Senator Troutman voted to advance whose life was given in the A, ednes- ; the stone bi on the calendar over the day issue of the State Journal. It was heads of other important measures the fiftieth consecutive year that this but his proposal was turned down by veteran Methodist preacher and pio-; tne senate. neer has answered to roll call of Meth- T committee on temperance re .... .. . I ported adversely upon the Caudill bill odist ministers in Kansas. Among the, requiring the publication of the names iiio.uj' iiiui Liira wiui.il lie Ulaill2eu were the first Methodist churches in Eureka. Wichita, Independence, Fort .Scott, ElDorado, Augusta, Marion and Chetopa. Dr. Ward Piatt of Philadelphia, who . will speak on home missions and ; church extension at Methodist con-i feronce tonight. i At the place last named the cnurchi was organized over a saloon. "We've got the saloon under our feet and by! Cfod's grace will keep it under our' feet." said Rev. Mr. Rice on the night ! the eViurch was organized. "For four years I rode over the ! prairies on horseback," he told the i ministers today. "I slept with a i 7 blanket rolled around me and was as j March, 1906. The thirty-day period snug as a bug in a rug." ending today has been the cloudiest Father of Senator 'Bristow. 'similar period on record in the twenty- Another interesting figure who re- eisrnt years that the government re sponded to roll call was William Bris-i Iorts nave been made in Topeka. tow of Baldwin City, who is the fath- But the atmospheric conditions er of Senator Joseph Bristow. ! have been favorable for fruit and The Rev. Jackson Brown of Topeka ' wheat. While the temperature has who was retired in 1903, said: "I'd i averased below normal in the last six rather he a humble and faithful Meth- : wceks there has been no severe "" 'Cmtu... v.-.riir.-i-wi-- iweer - .... SCHOOL, IN CAVES. Rheims, March 19 V:th - the continual bombardment of Rheims by the Germans it has become ut terly impossible to continue the school sessions in the regular school houses. Aside from the danger of these being at any mo ment struck by shells the frequency of the latter also render it impossi ble for the children to go on with the regular school courses. M. For sant. inspector of primary educa cation. has just completed all ar rangements for the continuation of all classes in the caves in which the inhabitants take refuge during the bombardment. I SCARY "PUBLISH-THE-NAME" LIQUOR BILL IS KILLED Senate Committee Reports Adversely on Caudill Measure. No Necessity Now of Seeing Name In Print., Your FAVOR STONE MEASURE Point of Delivery and Sale Identical Under Irovislons. Troutman Attempts to Push Action j to Third Heading. i Senator I. M. Hinds, chairman of 'the committee on temperance and ! hygiene of the senate, this morning , reported favorably upon the Stone bill a li the j point of sale. The bill carried amend- I ments approved by the attorney sren- eral's office removing the application of tne act from church wines and from li(uor shipped legitimately for prSvate se The purpose of the bm is to give law enforcement officers grounds for injunction proceedings to Has of consignees of liquor shipments, this recommendation being approved by the temperance workers lobbying at this session in the belief that it might en danger the operation of the Mahin law now in force. Yesterday the senate killed the Jewett Mil authorizing the governor o appoint a person to examine the rec ords of the federal collector of inter nal revenue and report the names of I holders of liquor licenses to county i officers. As that same information i has been collected for several years by representatives of the State Temper lance union without public cost so that the enactment of the bill meant only i the creation of another superfluous I office, the senate voted the measure down. "I am in favor of prohibition and ! stand for the prohibitory law," de j clared Senator Francis Price of Clark county, who voted against the Jewett bill, "but such measures as this mere ! ly make the prohibitory cause top- heavy. It means the creation of an unnecessary office and such legisla ! tion as this can only operate to the discredit of the prohibitory move ment. 1. for one, am not disposed to be deceived by a proposition intended merely for the creation of a new po litical job because it comes disguised i behind the word "temperance.' " WHY TALK ABOUT IT? It's Fifteenth Day of Gloom, To Be Sure, But Who Cares Now! This was the fifteenth day of gloom for this month. And it constitutes a. record for March. The previous high mark was fourteen cloudy days in cjifrdsi cans ior parny ciouuv weather tonight with a slight drop m ivniiieraiure. i nere may De some sunshine Saturday here's hoping. ine otticial opening of spring wt.1, take place at eight o'clock next Sun- 'ltV mr.r-nino, T.'v, ,V. . been the order of things thus far this i month. An L'nusual Showing. The temperature today was 32 de- . r- . ' ! tween There was no variation be 6 o'clock this mornins and 2 o'clock this afternoon. A record of this kind rarely is reported, bat it oc curred once previously this season.. l ne nouny readings: 6 o'clock 32 10 o'clock. . 32 32 32 32 32 7 o'clock .... 8 o'clock .... 9 o'clock .... 32 32 32 1 1 o'clock . . 12 o'clock. . 1 o'clock . . 2 o'clock. . THE LAST WORD HAS BEEN SAID 3fo Hope Apparent for an Ad justment of Differences Between Italy and the Empire of Austria-Hungary. MUST PLEDGE HER NEUTRALITY Vienna Says That Is Term Promise From Rome. of Radical Changes in Europe's Map Are Inevitable. BlIXETIX. Rome, March 19. Italy is prepar ing to renounce the triple alliance treaty linking her with Austria and Germany, accord ing to reports from various sources this afternoon. Minis ter of Foreign Affairs Gonnino is mak ing ready to take this drastic step to force Austria to cede territory to Italy or face Italy's participation in the war on the side of the allies. Rome newspapers today warned the public that a crisis in the Austro-Ital-ian relations Is at hand. The Massa gero appeared with the flat announce ment that Prince Von Buelow's ef forts to obtain com-essions from Aus tria have failed and that the foreign minister is now actively engaged in negotiations that may plunge Italy in to war. - Rome, March 19. What purports to be an outline of Austria's attitude with relation to the cession of terri tory to Italy, is contained in a dis patch to the Tribuna, dated Vienna, but telegraphed from the frontier. The statement is made that Austria, with out reflecting upon Italian good faith contends it is only natural that the dual monarchy, if she is ready to grant territorial compensation, should wish to insure Italian neutrality. For this reason, the dispatch says, Austria feels she should carry out her part of the proposed agreement only when an Italian pledge of neutrality is fulfilled, especially in view of the fact that the cession of the province of Trent would imply a weakening of Austrian mili tary resources with regard to Italy. Commenting on this report, the Tribuna says the condition which Aus tria demands is absolutely inaccepta ble and if maintained would make im possible any friendly agreement. No ministry would accept as a satisfaction of national aspirations, a simple prom ise to be carried out at the ena of a war, the results of which n tine can foresee, the newspaper argues. "The Austro-German point of view," the Tribuna says, "is wrong because they think Italy is asking for compensation for neutrality. The problem is totally different. Austria provoked the war through aggression against Serbia, partly against repeated Italian warnings and partly without Italy's knowledge. This action was entirly contrary to mutual Italio Austrian pledges and conflicted with the fundamental interests of Italy. Thus the European equilibrium was upset and radical changes in the map of Europe are inevitable. "Italy sacrificed her national as piration by adhering to the triple alli ance for the sake of preserving that European equilibrium. Since Austria shattered it Italy can no longer post pone the realization of those aspira tions." BOUVET IS SUNK French Battleship Sent to Bot tom by Turkish Gnns. Several Ships of the Allies Are Reported Damaged. Constantinople, March 19. The French battleship Bouvet, bombard ing the Dardanelles forts, has been sunk by the guns of the Turkish forts, the war office announced in an offi cial statement today. The Bouvet is one of the older French battleships, having been built in 1898. Several times she was men tioned in the French and English statements for efficient work in the bombardment of the Dardanelles. The Bouvet displaced 12,205 tons and carried a crew of 605. The Con stantinople official statement carried no mention of the fate of the crew. The battleship's length was 397 feet. She carried 2 twelve inch guns, 2 ten inch guns and several smaller pieces. She was completed in 1898 at a cost of about six million dollars. The Turkish warships, the war of fice announced, have bombarded the Russian torpedo boat base west of Theodosia, in Crimea, setting fire to many buildings and damaging Russian war craft. This was the first official communication of reports circulated two weeks ago that the Turkish fleet has withdrawn from the Dardanelles strait and is operating in the Black sea. The official statement indicated that the Bouvet was sunk inside the strait. , The allied fleet, the war office stated, j opened a heavy fire upon the Darda nelles forts, swinging in at close range and hurling shells at intervals of less than a minute. The forts returned the fire and shelled the Anglo-French warships with great effectiveness. Official re- rt " , , th . P0 1T1 y S W 3 rsn 1 pS, W ll several of the ene hdrew from the bat tle line badly damaged before the Bouvet suddenly tilted over and besan to go down. Following the disaster to the Bou vet, the aliied fleet withdrew, steam ing out of sight oft" Tenedos island. Rumors were circulated here that the attempt to force the Dardanelles may be abandoned. Only part of the Turkish fleet par ticipated in the bombardment of the Russian torpedo boat base, accord ing to the official announcement. The bombardment lasted but a few min utes but the Turkish fire was unusual- RAZORS FOR TROOPS. Paris, March -19: An order for 500,000 razors has just been placed by the British government with the French- cutlery factories at Thiers. They are for part of the personal equipment - of the new troops now being1 organized in England. When the war broke England discovered that in spite of her own immense cutlery fac tories there was hardly a razor to be had in all England that did not bear the mark "Made in Ger many." The soldiers themselves refused to carry these and the gov ernment called on the French fac tories to help it out of the predica-. ment ' TORPEDO 2 SHIPS German Submarines Are Busy With British Steamers. Both Crews Escape With Ex ception of One Man. Glasgow. March 19. The British steamer Hyndford was torpedoed to day in the English channel by a Ger man submarine. ' It is reported that one member of her crew was killed. London, March 19. The British steamer Bluejacket, with wheat, from Liverpool, has been torpedoed by a German submarine off Beachy Head. The crew took to the boats. The steamer, although badly damaged, remained afloat. The steamer Hyndford was of 2,775 tons net burden. She was 376 feet long and was built at Port Glasgow in 190 5. She was owned by the Scottish Ship Owners' company of Glasgow. The Bluejacket was of 2,271 tons. She was 336 feet long and belonged to J. L. Thompson & Sons Limited. She was built at Sunderland in 1904 Beachy Head is a promontory on the south coast of England, projecting into the English channel, about 20 miles east of Brighton. ON FIRST READING Ordinance Reducing Electric Light Rates Up Today. Provides for Seven and Forty Cents Edison Schedule. At a special meeting of ' the city commission today an ordinance re ducing the rates to be charged by the Topeka Edison company for electric light current was given first reading. The ordinance as read provides for a reductiorpto 7 cents per JtriQwatt-hour. It also provides, that' tfce company must extend- its, service to any. point in the city wken-ordered so to dv-by the city commission. The ordinance reads: Section 1. It shall be unlawful for any person, company or corporation. furnishing electric light to the city of Topeka or its inhabitants, to charge any user of electric light in excess of 7 cents per thousand watt hours for residence or commercial lighting; pro vided, however, that if any electric light bill of any user is not paid on or before the 10th day of the month im mediately following the month for which such bill is rendered, an amount equal to ten per cent (10 per cent) or sucn bill shall be added thereto and collected from such user; provided, however, that in no case shall the amount so added be less than twenty-five (25) cents for any such bill. Sec. 2. It shall be unlawful for any person, company or corporation, fur nishing electric light to the City of Topeka or its inhabitants, to fail, neg lect or refuse to make any extension of its electric light wire lines when ordered so to do by a majority vote of the board of commissioners of the city of Topeka. Sec. 3. Any person, company or corporation, or any officer, agent or employee of any person, company or corporation, violating any of the pro visions of this ordinance, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined in any sum not less than one hundred ($100) nor more than one thousand dollars ($1,000) for each offense. FOR PUBLIC PENSIONS Kansas Statute Books Carrying Xew State Sentiment. Public pension measures are grad ually creeping into the Kansas stat ute books in a way that would indi cate that the sentiment of this state ' has been largely remodeled in recent years. Last night the senate adopted the Zutavern idea passing the bill by the representative from Barton county under which Kansas counties will be permitted to pay pensions not to ex ceed $50 a month to persons totally disabled by the loss of limbs or vision. Such a pension may be grant ed only on unanimous vote of the board of county commissioners, a pro vision inserted by the senate. This legislature has passed a moth ers' pension bill which will be of farther reaching effect than the pres ent bill. Both will materially increase the expenditures in this state for the public support of dependent citizens. VICTORY FOR WETS. National Prohibition Has Been feated in New Zealand. De- ! Wellington. Xew Zealand. March 19. National prohibition was defeat ed in the voting on the liquor ques tion last December, according to com plete returns which have been an nounced by the government. Sup porters of local no-license also lost their fight. The vote on both ques tions, which was close, follows: For national prohibition, 247,217; for continuance, 257.442. For local no-license, 229,474; for continuance. 274,405. Since 1911 the percentage of no-li- icerse votes has fallen from nearly 50 GERMAN BACK TO THE WALL All the Kaiser's Forces Needed on Both Fronts To Prevent Enemy's Advance Into Teutonic Territory. RUSHES BACK AND FORTH Are Stopped by Increasing Strength of Allied Armies. French Battleship Sunk in At tack on Dardanelles. London, March 19. Apparent fail ure of Field Marshal von Hinden- burg's attempts to reach Warsaw, re appearance of Russians over the East ITALY ASKS MUCH "SHOWS TEfmTORY ITALY ASKS OF AVSXKiA. ? Italy's demands upon Austria-Hungary as the price of peace include a sweep of territory to the north and east which would extend her boundary around the northern end of the Adriatic sea as far south as Fiume on the eastern coast. This would include the Austrian naval base at Pola, as well as the provinces of Trent and Trieste, acquisition of which has been Italy's long cherished aspiration. The concessions which Austria is believed to be willing to make are insignificant as compared with the demands. Prussian frontier near Tilsit, and the aliied offensive ia the west,-has, ao-. cording to British observers, put Ger many in a position where sho dare not shift any substantial force- from either east or west. Although there are rumors of reinforcements being hurried from Poland to France or Belgium to meet the French and Brit ish thrusts, military writers in London declare Germany must maintain her present armies in both areas of fight ing intact. This will necessitate the finding of new forces for both the east and west, if she would effectual ly meet the increasing strength of her enemies. It is pointed out that the plan to deliver a crushing blow in one theater and then to rush across the country to the other has miscarried on both fronts. This was seen first in the dash to Paris; second, in the rush to Calais; third, in the battle of Ypres, and then repeatedly in the east as Field Mar shal von Hindenburg sought to break through the Russian lines to the pol ish capital. The next movement or tne ier- mans. according to tne prevailing oe- lief here, will be a big offensive in i the west, probably against the British front. Great Britain has made no official reply to the German allegations that a British squadron fired on the Ger- iContmt. m r'Mtf 'l"-l IT IS CLEANUP DAY Despite Weather, Topeka Washing Her Face. Is . . g 4. a i, Municipal agOnS UUt earcn- ing for Rubbish. Today is official cleanup day regard- les of the weather. It is the time for attics and cellars to be explored in search of rubbish and for yards to be raked. Everything which will burn j the house passed it and sent it to the should be piled either close to or at ! senate ....... . ,, . , . i For the second time the matter was one side of alley at a place convenient j in the hands of a senate committee for the city garbage wagons. where, mindful of their previous ex- An extra force of men and wagons perience, the insurance lobby admit will start Monday noon and will cover ; ted that only about $2,500 of the the entire city in search of th- heaps. claim represented money covered by of rubbish which should be awaiting them. COL. BRYAN IS 55. He Celebrates Birthday Anniversary by Itatifying a Peace Treaty. Washington. March 1 9. Secretary Bryan celebrated his 55th birthday anniversary today by exchanging rat ifications of the peace treaty with I Italy, with the Italian i Count Di Cellere. Later at his home Secretary Bryan entertained all the employees of his department at his birthday party. He also entertained the cabinet at lunch eon. On his way to the cabinet meet ing, wearing a cluster of lilies of the valley in his lapel. Secretary Bryan smilingly announced: "I have just celebrated my birthday by ratifying the peace treaty with Italy." On Monday, ratifications' of the treaty with Russia will be exchanged and 15 of these conventions will ac- tually be in effect. Thirty have been negotiated and 20 ratified by the sea- : SENATE, IRRITATED, TAKES $8,000 FROM INSURANCE Ppper House Turns Down- Present From the lower Body. Result of Claims of Improper Appli cation Marshal Fund. DIDN'T ACT IN GOOD FAITH Senator Shouse Criticises Methods of Insurance Agents. Money Due Companies From Fight With the State. The state senate this morning pre vented the house of representatives from presenting to a lot -of the big fire insurance companies a neat package of eight one-thousand dollar bills, as provided for in House Bill No. 772 by Representative Williams of Sedgwick. The proposition was to hand back to certain fire insurance companies some money claimed to have been paid to the state by them under an improper application of the fire mar shal fund law. The senate looked AS PRICE OF PEACE CARrrfTftiA carefully at the chip which the house of representatives slid alone JtO it.amVf; iounti a bug under it. Tne bug consisted in an increase of what ap peared to be a legitimate claim for $2,500 up to J8.000. t Irritated, the senate killed the whole bill. Last summer the St. Paul Fire and Marine Insurance company and a number of other insurance companies which carry fire, hail and tornado I risks in Kansas, brought an injunc tion suit to prevent the Kansas insur ance department from collecting fees on the hail and tornado branches of their business for the benefit of the state fire marshal fund. Some of the companies paid money to the state under protest. Some of them, it is claimed, paid but did not protest. The insurance companies were represent ed by their attorney, Robert Stone, who is now speaker of the house. They won their case by a decision of the supreme court which held that the state could not collect contribu tions to the fire marshal fund on any but fire insurance business. l'or Other Companies, Too. rJ X IVALfMIItn'-V I That left the insurance companies the money to be expended through the which had paid under protest with aj department of journalism at the State claim against the state amounting to ! university. about 12.500. Representatives of the Under the Keene bill money may be insurance people who appeared before ! given by railroads, land or other com the claims and accounts committee of , panies or individuals for use In ob the senate during the present session taining favorable publicity for the put in claims amounting to about j state and Its resources. The young t8,000, evidently intending to reim-! men and women of the university burse the companies which forgot to ! journalism department will conduct file notice of protest as well as the ) this work and the money will be de expenses of their litigation. The sen-, voted to the distribution of booster ate claims and accounts committee news for publication in papers and sifted the matter down and found taht magazines of general circulation. The the insurance companies had over- j plan involves no expense to the state, stated their case, and the claim for; Appropriation bills passed by the $8,000 was turned down. senate today were the following house Better I.iick In the House. i measures: nut tney naa oeiter ionune in me: I house of representatives. The lower I P.ut they had better fortune in the house, having its eyes glued on the ! educational budget, was not paying so I much attention to other matters. The! I ways and means committee of that I i body got hold of the Williams bill, I j carrying "$8,000 or so much thereof." j i ana so iorin, anu lis cnairman, Air.! Keene of Bourbon, reported favorably , UDOn the claim in its entirety. Then ; their protests, and watched the bill whittled down to that amount without saying anything about having been be fore the claims and accounts commit tee. The bill reached the floor of the senate today with a recommendation for the lower amount. Senator Wal ter Wilson of Washington. Klein of Allen and others who had been on the claims and accounts committee recognized it as an old acquaintance and called attention to the peculiar j conduct of the insurance companies . interested. ' Xine senators voted for the reduced ' reimbursement appropriation on the ambassador, theory that the insurance companies Daraea Az"a- auring tne recent upris '.iwere legally entitled to the money un- lng ider the supreme court s decision but 27 others, including Chairman Shouse ' i of the ways and means committee i which had made the reduction, voted i against it. "Xothing was said before the ways and means committee," declared Shouse, "about this ever having been in the hands of the claims and ac counts. I do not believe that the in surance representatives seeking this appropriation have acted in good faith with this committee and I vote 'no.' " Weather Forecast for Kansas. Partly cloudy and colder tonight; Saturday fair and not much change in BIG BILL RECORD IN LEGISLATURE Final Report on Cleanup of Important Legislation. It Has Been a Bad Season for Platform Pledges. NO AMENDMENTS ARE UP House and Senate Killed Every Constitutional Attempt. aiany Legislators VTIU Leave for Their Homes Tonight. With the state legislature almost on the eve of final adjournment, the rec ord of the house and senate shows an almost even distribution between th two houses in the matter of Important bills slaughtered and records show a. score of bills of state wide importance that are ready for the statute books. It has been a bad season for platform pledges and even the bills dear to the heart of the administration have trav. eled a rough sea. Not one constitu tional amendment has found its way through the legislature and it is quite probable that in 191 Kansans wilt vote only for candidates and will find, no opportunity to express a desire oa proposed constitutional repairs. Early in the session a dozen consti tutional measures were proposed. They included the measures of long stand ins the initiative and referendum, the three-fourths Jury verdict, a new tax amendment, internal improvement for state highway building and even an increase in the pay of legislative members. Added to these were prop ositions for municipal homo rule and for the submission of a half dozen amendments at a single election In stead of three as under the existing plan. But they have all fallen by the wayside. Swat at Platform Pledges. In the platforms of all parties were provisions for presidential preference primaries. Rut both legislative bodies paid their respects to the reform by voting it down. Then the legislature took a free and generous swat at Governor Capper's promise to return the election of state labor commissioner to the labor or ganizations. The much agitated new prison plant was voted down, al though it was urged in the governor's message. The plan for a judicial re apportionment also fell by the way side, if. too. was an administration policy. Important Bills Passed. Yet with it all. the legislature has passed a number of bills that are of 5 Continued on Page "Eight. j TO TELL WORLD Senate Passes BUI, to Adver tise Kansas. Work in Charge of K. U. De partment of Journalism. Five of the minor appropriation bills still before the legislature were passed by the senate this morning and one other bill was passed which will create in Kansas a public information department for the purpose of adver tising Kansas to the world. It is the Keene bill which has already passed the house creating a fund to be main tained by the voluntary contributions of Kansas commercial institutions in terested in attractlns new nnmilmlnn i For the maintenance of the live r or ine maintenance o stock sanitary department. for the support of the state fire (marshal department. for the support of the Mother Hick- erdyke home and the Old Soldiers' home. For the running expense of the state priming piani. j For the expenses of the state ento mological commission. IN OFFICE TWO DAYS. Governor Zajan at San IKmtingo Then. Was Assassinated. Xew York, March 18. The steamer Iroquois broueht to this port today news of the assassination of Governor Cay as of San Domingo, and two of his children at Azua. a small town about 55 miles southwest of Santo Domingo. Governor Zayas. it was said, went from Santo Domingo to Azua, as a passenger aboard the Iroquois to be gin his duties as governor of the province. He was in office two days when adherents of a rival political party shot and killed him and his two children. Zayas was formerly In command of the forces which bom- LOVELY UIKLS! Santa Monica, Cal.. March 1 9. The four sisters of John Wen dell, said to be the richest man in New York, who died here recently, inherited $60,000,000. They have never ridden in an automobile, yacht or elevator. Never used a telephone. Never entered a theater. Never received callers. Have not been inside of a church in 20 years. Nor made a public gift to charity. ly well directed Jto 45. I ate. temperature.