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Is warm at ueart. nevertheless, on this, her hirlhilay: POSTSCRIPT Men and Walter l.. iay!! r.urliiiyaiiie. presi dent Kansas uy club ami candidate for state treasurer. HOPE FOR UNITY. PRAY FOR PEACE, , KANSANS HERE! Kansas Kepublicans Arc in To- j peka in Force Today. I Make Plans for State and a- i tional Campaigns. ! BIG BANQUET HELD TONIGHT j Wore Than SOU Will Sit Down; to Club's Tables. Thompson Keelecteri Secretary in Red Hot Fight. TODAY'S KtECTION In tiie hottest fiuht ever starred hy the Kansas Day rlhib. K. T. Tlionipsfm ft ToiH'ka was this afternoon n-eleeted seTetary over Kalph V. Synlres of ToK-ka hy a majority of two votes. Thompson received 2b8 votes against 286 for Scpilre. Ir. .1. W. f;rayllll of Newtotn was elected prrsidt'iit of the club 1o sir'.ved Walter Ij. I'ayito of liurIini:amo. (iraybiM won with out ppositlit. A'i- Iicslileiits. Vice presUlents of tho club are: First district: V. K. Ponie roy, Holtni; Miss i;tta C'ovcll, ToMka: Second district: Tow ard liielow, aidiiM; Mrs. W. I Mowrey. Kansas City; Third district: Mrs. Tom Thompson, Howard: Senator Ben Paul en, I etlonia : l-'onrth district : FrtKl Lewis. Marion: Mrs. J. M. Miller, Council t.tovo: Jfth dis trict: S. A. Itardwcll, Manhat tan; M is. W. ! Koche. tia y Center: Sixth district: l-ec IlracU en, FliHIipsburj ; Miss Ada Djkcs, I,el.-iiifii : Seventh district: Clement Ii. Wilson, Tribune; Mrs. V. H. (.riiiNtcad. Liberal; l-lhtb district: If. C. I'lmiib, Wcllfnutoii; Mrs. tlulia II. Ferry, Newton. With a hope and unity such as lead ers have not known since the Long Rristow fluht of 1908. Kansas Re publicans are in Topeka today to plan for the co mi tie state and national cam pa inns. More than 800 Republi cans men and women from every section of the state will tonight at tend the twenty-fifth annual banquet of the Kansas Day club. Yet the ban quet is merely incidental. It is the possibility of political developments of state-wide concern which today broupht the party leaders to Topeka Politics from a dozen angles con cerns the men who are today in con ference in the hotel lobbies and the state house. To the observer, are in dications of party fealty that have been sadly missing1 at the Repub lican dinner parties of recent years. In solemn, serious conference are the men who have been at each other'3 throats during two state-wide cam paigns. In the hotel lobbies are the men who furnished the oil for the Situbbs machine and fought and bled and died for the Progressives follow ing the Chicago convention of 1912. They are in conference with the men who directed the affairs of the Repub lican League, directed the fire for the Taft organization and conducted the spectacular fight that sent Charles Curtis back to the United States sen ate. Roth Moose and Standpatter. Both standpatter and progressive came to Topeka to take a hand in th political milling in advance of the banquet. They will sit side by side tonight at the annual party love feast "(Continued on Pffe 2.) Women From All Parts of State Gather For Big Herbert (avenrss, Chanute, favored 1 native son. He will respond to toast I f honor. "Kansas. Kansas Day Banquet Tonight Sceches at this evening's big: banquet of the Kansas Day club at the Masonic temple will prob ably bo iuclutled in time to per mit visitors to return to their homes on late trains. Presi dent Payne will proluihly start the oratory at ":.10. The guests will sit down to the tables at 6:30. The speeches of Kansas are suf ficiently short to allow an hour and a half or two hours for the address of Senator Theodore It. Burton of Ohio. Senator Burton will discuss ia t lonal issues a nil his siwech will be the principal politU-al discussion before the Kansas Republicans. Tho banquet program includes: Invocation: Dr. Wilbur X. Ma son. Baldwin. Song: America. Presi d r n t' s s eech , Wa 1 ter Ii. Payne, Biirlfngame. "Kansas," Herbert Cavaness, Chanute. , "Preparedness and ' the Repub lican Party," A. Q. Miller, Belle ville. ''Republicanism," W. S. Wash er. Atchison. "Woman's Share in Politics," Miss Dykes. IiCbanon. "Party Fealty," A. R. Buzick, Jr.. Kansas City. "Future of the Party Fred B. Stanley. Wichita. Address. Senator Theodore R Burton, Cleveland, Ohio. POSTSCRIPT Asks $15,000 Alienation Suit. An amended petition in the alienation suit brought by Mae Dalrymplc against Grant Dal rymple, her father-in-law, was f i led In the d i st rict court of Shawnee county this afternoon, citing the couses for action and asking for damage to the amount of $15,000. The plantiff and Karl Dalrymplc, son of the defendant, were married May . 1913, in Kansas City and are the parents of two children. Mae Dalrym plc Is a resident of this county while the defendant lives near Salina. Mrs. Dalrymplc charges In her petition that the father alienated the affe-ticns of her husband and caused him to be come estranged from her. She charges that the father told his son that the plaintiff yas unchaste and untrue to him; that their child was illegitimate, and that he otherwise sought to turn the husband away from her. She states that they left the Dalrym plc home several times in order to get away from the father's influence but that lie followed them and finally succeeded in persuading the son to leave her. Kidnap Mexican Girl. FJ Paso, Texa, Jan. 29. Gener Miguel Hernandez, for mer Villa ci m ma mler, was at tacked by Mexican ranchers north of Cm'oiuorachic, in the Gorrcro district, and lost all of his horses, rifles and ammuni tion, according to a report reach ing the border today. It was re lorted fourteen Mexican girls iiad been kidnaicd by the ban dits. Clear Italian Liner. Washington, Jan. 29. Late to day the state department decided to let the Italian liner America clear on assurances that her guns would be used for defensive punxiNOs only. The treasury de triment instructed the New York customs authorities to issue clearance iapers. Hank Holdup. McComb. Ok.. Jan. 29. Twelve robbers entered the McComb State luink at noon today, bound the cashier, J. J. Tripe, to a chair and escaped with $2,000. The men left town on foot and are now hiding in the Little river bottom, near here. Colorado River I p. Yuma, Ariz., Jan. 29. A further riso irt tho ('itlftvrlii Hvnr In t a trtfl it v- fMtised residents of this eitv to hasrpn ! efforts to remove property from the imperiled districts. The First Na tional bank began m ovine- it affentM. TOPEKA, KANSAS, SATURDAY EVENING, JANUARY 29, 1916 TWENTY PAGES A. Q. Miller. Belleville, who will tell of ,lreparediitss and the Kepubli- can Party." KANSAS WOMEN STAGE PAGEANT IN CELEBRATION State's Anniversary Well De picted by Female Voters. Indian Tribes Brought in Clever Costume Effect. PARSONS WOMAN PRESIDENT 3Irs. W. A. McCarter of Topeka Is Named A'iee President. 3Irs. Ward Bnrlingaine of This City Is Chosen Historian. OFFICKRS FLFXTFJ) TODAY. Officers elected for the Woman's Kansas Day club for the coming year ' are : Mrs. W. D. Atkinson, of Parsons, i president. Mrs. W. A. McCarter, of Topeka, first vice president. I Mrs. J. M. McCown, of Emporia, recording secretary. Mrs. Thos. Cordrey, of Parsons, treasurer Mrs. J. K. Codding, of Lansing, au ditor. Mrs. Ward Burlingame, of Topeka, historian. A" ice Presidents. The vice presidents of the different districts are: First, Mrs. A. A. Marburg, of To peka. Second, Mrs. H. B. Asher, of Law rence. Third, Mrs. A. C. Graves, of Pitts burg. Fourth, Mrs. Neese Olson, of Mar ion. Fifth, Mrs. W. S. Roark, of Junction City. Sixth, Mrs. Eva Morley Murphy, of Goodland. Seventh, Mrs. Pettyjohn, of Dodge City. Eighth, Mrs. John Mack, of Newton. The women of Kansas today are celebrating tho state's birthday anni versary with a luncheon, followed by an historical Indian pageant, pre sented according to tribes, the parts of the papeant being divided amons the vice presidents of the eight con gressional districts of the stf.te. The affair is held at the First Pres byterian church. The pageant opened with a scalp I dflncp, representing a stat or war in j the tribes. All the women participat j lng in the pageant took part in the music for the dance was adapted from an Indian war dance, and was played on the organ by Mrs. Robert Gnrver. Tho First district was represented by AIjs J. K. Codding, of Lansing. " (Con tinned on Page 2.) OUR DAILY SNOW White Blanket Thickened This Morn ing; More Sunday. Conditions were not at all improved over the state this morning, more snow having fallen in most parts of Kansas. At some places the ice, snow and sleet on the ground measure several inches, and at no station in Kansas is the ground bare of ice. The snow has been a daily occurrence for the past four days, and there is little prospect of a cessation in the next few days. Wire trouble continues, though rail road and street car traffic is practical ly normal- A 20-mile wind promised more trouble to telegraph and tele phone companies unless it abated be fore night. The forecast calls for generally fair weather tonight with continued cold: Sunday unsettled with snow; not quite so cold. The temperature dropped last niyht after 10 o'clock reaching a reading of 16 degrees at 7 o'clock this morning. The mercury continued on the decline, and by 10 o'clock was down to 10 degrees. It was expected to go several degrees lower later in the day. Hourly readings: 7 o'clock ....16 11 o'clock .11 8 o'clock ... 15 12 o'clock ....11 9 o'clock .... 12 1 o'clock ....11 10 o'clock 10 2 o'clock .JO 5 o'clock ... .11 ;X; V W. S. Washer. Atchison. He will define the clubs views on 'Kepub- lieanism." WE HAVE WITH US v ' Senator Theodore r II. Burton. Cleveland, OMoi Presidential Possibility and Ouest of Hon or of Kansas KepuulicanH at Their Twenty-fifth ' Aifmal Banquet. PLAN ISJPSET President Wilson AVill Come In Over the Santa Fe. Arrangements for Parade "Will Be Changed Accordingly. S. J. Corvine, marshal of the day for the Wilson parade on Wednesday, was notified this morning: by Rock Is land and Santa Fe officials that a change had been made and President Wilson and his party would come in over the Santa Fe instead of the Rock Island, as first announced. There will he no difference in the time of his ar rival, however. J. Will Kelley, secretary of the Com mercial club, announced this noon that the change from the Rock Island to the Santa Fe would make no dif ference with the chief arrangements for the president's visit. He will be taken from the depot to the governor's home where a dinner will be given for the party. The auditorium will be thrown open at 12:30 o'clock and at 1 o'clock the president will make his speech. After the address at the auditorium he will jro to the high school auditorium, there to make a 15-minute address to the overflow crowd. The high school auditorium will be opened at 12.30 o'clock. According: to information received by Mr. Kelley today the presidential party will leave Des Moines at 11:25 Tuesday evening and go to Kansas City on the Great Western. The spe cial train will reach Lawrence at 9:30 and is scheduled to a-rive here at 10 o'clock, and will leave at 3 o'clock for Kansas City, arriving there at 5. At 8 o'clock the next morning the presi dent will be in St. I.ouis. PLANT WRECKED Four Mysterious Blasts in Du Pont Factory. Tons of Powder Create Worst of Many Fires. Wilmington. Del., Jan. 29. Fred erick Fritz. Reading, Pa., died in a ! hospital here today from burns re ceived in a powder tiare last nignt ax. Carney's Point. N. plant of the Eu Pont Powder company. Six others were also burned, two seriously. Four fires occurred at the plant within a few hours. They were the most destructive of the many acci dents at the plant since the European war started. The flames were fed on thousands of pounds of smokeless pow der The origin of the fires is unknown n c-. 7S; jar ."y Miss Dykes. Lebanon, I tell the banquet crowd of "Woman's I Share in Politics." TONIGHT BOLINGERJN SUIT Topeka Attorney Sained in Kline Divorce Case. j Sensational Details Brought Out by Husband. Painting pictures of night automo bile rides, trips to Kansas City, visits to cabarets and theaters, all spiced with beer and wine, Roy W. Kline today filed an answer to his wife's pe tition for divorce, naming Arthur J. Bolinger. a Topeka attorney, as the man who alienated his wife's affec tions. Kline doesn't file a counter petition. He doesn't ask for a divorce. He sim ply asks for the costs of the case, to have Bolinger's actions Investigated by the court and asks that the supreme court be memorialized with a view to securing the disbarrment of the To peka attorney. The Kline answer breaks the local record for furnishing details. It gives the hours and minutes for things al leged to have taken place between Ella Kline, the plaintiff in the orig inal divorce petition, and Bolinger, who signed her petition as attorney. Denies Wife's Allegations. Kline makes general denial of state ments made in his wife's petition for divorce but doesn't waste a great deal of space on that feature of this reply. In the third paragraph he brings in the name of A. J. Bolinger, who is representing Mrs. Kline in her divorce action. He charges that Mrs. Kline's : real motive in applying for a divorce, according to her own statement, is j that she loves another man. He j charges her with gross misconduct f with this man, and names Bolinger. The petition states that Mrs. Kline, became acquainted with Bolinger i about the middle of November, 1915, I and that up to that time their mar ! ried life, since they were married in ! 1910, had been happy. It states that ; Bolinger immediately began to make j advances to Mrs. Kline, "such as are j not customarily accepted by married ; women." that he took her riding and j in fact became very intimate, i It is recited in the petition that Te j cember 13, Bolinger took the woman i riding in an automobile and that at I 9:30 o'clock that evening the ride i ended at a hotel nar the Santa Fe j station, that Bolinger left her at the ; hotel but that before doing ho he gave her $ 1 0 with which to pay her expenses at the hotel that night and I her fare to Kansas City the following j morning. j Followed Her to K. C. j The next morning. December 14, the I petition continues. Mrs. Kline went to ' Kansas City and Bolinger followed ; during the afternoon, met Mrs. Kline and went to Nance's cabaret, where i they had supper and beer. From there fContinued on Page Seven.1 raws 5aJ "is j Ij i ,t ss who will V- r- . 1 miMiMMiniii -,'t in-r r i -Xi A. K. Iluzick. jr., Kansas City, se lected to respond to the toast, "Party Fealty." COAST FLOODS WINDS REAPIN DEATHHARVEST Toll Now Reaches 60 Dead and List Growing. Property Loss Estimated at Many Millions Reported. JURY PROBES DAM BREAKING Fifty Drowned, Scores Missing ,i Otay Valley. Another Dam Weakens Resi dents Flee for Lives. BLIZZARD SWEEPS NORTHWEST lVorst in 20 Years Demoralizes Traffic in Montana. Refugees Cut Off by Suffer for Food. Floods Arkansas City, Ark., Jan. 29. Seven persons are known to he dead, hundreds are homeless and conditions generally are alarming alon? the Arkansas, White and St. Francis rivers, which promise today to attain the highest stages on record. San Francisco, Jan. 29. The storm that has raged over the Pacific coast region since early Thursday has claim ed a toll of not less than 60 lives and caused property loss amounting to millions of dollars, according to re ports thus far received. It Is feared that further loss of life may be reported when lines of com munication are cleared. The greatest loss of life occurred in the Otay val ley, south of San Diego when the low er dam of the California mountain water company broke Thursday after noon. Not less than fifty per cent ac cording to figures reported by the cor oner's jury, lost their lives and scores are missing. The Pacific claimed three lives early yesterday morning when the garbage carrier Aberdeen of Oak land, Calif., was wrecked off the San Francisco beach. No bodies have been recovered. High Winds Wreck Oil Field. Flood waters and high winds did much damage in various parts of tne state. The oil districts in particular have suffered severely, hundreds of derricks being wrecked. Snow fell generally throughout the northern part of the state. Telegraph and tel ephone communication throughout the state which was generally demoral ized by the storm is gradually being restored. The storm struck the north western states heavily, Oregon, Wash ington. Idaho and Montana reporting cold and snow. Montana last night was shivering in what was termed the worst storm in twenty years with the thermometer ranging from 20 to 54 degrees below zero. Railway traffic is at a stand still, on account of drifts and snow-' (Continued on Page 2.) 'Papa' Stokes 70, But Stork Isn't Partial New York, Jan. 29. Mrs. W. E. D. Stokes, it was learned this evening, became the mother of her second child about two weeks ago at the Hotel Vanderbilt, where she is maintaining an apart ment. At the Ansonia, of which Mr. Stokes was formerly the pro prietor, it was stated that he still has an apartment there. He is out of the city. Mr. Stokes is 70 years old. 25th Annual Event ft . r-.v. v ... si. h Ied II. Stanley. Wichita. As national ( committeeman he will tell of "The i I Future of the Party." I SUNFLOWER -PETALS Plucked by The State Journal. Harmony at the banquet? Tons of it. W. Y. Morgan, lieutenant govern or and p: omoter of the Hughes in struction plan, spent a half hour in the N'utional hotel lobby today in .-.'-omii. serious conference with Geoi e A. Clyrk, secretary of the Ilepiiul t:?n L4sue What is more, it has ;-n K-ss than thirty day. since J. d D-vn, president of the f.nting league. Vitr ei! holes in the Morgan instruction plan. Herbert Cavaness, editor of the Chanute Tribune and honored native Kansan at tonight's banquet, was among the first arrivals. Cavaness viewed the situation in the Third dis trict with a serene smile. In fact, it was the best smile the Chanute man has brought to Topeka in several years. "Conditions in the Third dis trict are in the beat possible condi tion," he said. "We have no worries and no doubts about results in the j November election." Smith Center sent a nig delegation to tne oanquet. x ne crown irom ine Sixth district county was headed by Dan Dyer, candidate for state audi tor; T. M. Mahin, state senator, and A. C. Coolidge, member of the house. Both Mahin and Coolidge are candi dates for re-election. J. F. Burnett, county clerk; W. R. Lathrop, sheriff, and T. C. Badger and J. W. Pattee. are also in the Smith county crowd. The delegation is boosting the Dyer candidacy and telling the visiting Re publicans of the eight million bushel corn crop in Smith county. Warren White, editor of the Phil lipsburg News came with the Sixth district crowd. He left his new lino type machine in charge of the office "devil" and came to Topeka for a real visit with the party workers. Dr. J. W. Graybill, of Newton, ar rived early and went to work. He i a candidate for president of the club to succeed Walter L. Payne, of Bur lingame, and expects to win without a fight. Bert Brown, of Fall River, repre sentative from Oreenwood county, was among the early Fourth district arriv als. Brown will probably be renomi nated without opposition and has a following in his home county which makes his retura to the legislature al most certain. A. Q. Miller, editor of the Belleville Telescope and one of the speakers at tonieht's banquet, is helping to direct affairs of the Fifth district crowd. Miller is certain Kansas will line up strong in the Republican column next fall and that a Republican will suc ceed Guy T Helvering in congress Fred Parrot of Clay Center, former president of the state wide Republican club, came to Topeka today to attend the banquet. Lee Meadows. Lincoln editor, is in town today, boosting the candidacy of Joe Jackson of his home town for delegate to the national convention from the Sixth district. Meadows and Jackson were active today among the Sixth district visitors. Senator Walter E. Wilson of Wash ington county, came today. He has an nounced his candidacy for a second term from the Washington county dis trict. Miss Lizzie Wooster, of Sal in a. was among the women most active in the j hotel lobbies and parlors. Miss Wooster will probably be a candidate j for the Republican nomination for j state superintendent of public instruc j tion. H. C. Plumb, who came to the ban i quet from Wellington, is a candidate for the state senate in Sumner county. J. H. Stewart, former state senator tfrom Sedgwick county, was in the last delegation from Wichita. Stewart has attended almost every banquet of the club since its organization. I G. W. Shook of Jennings is here with the Sixth district crowd whoop ing it up for O. L. Benton. Mr. Shook Kansas City. Fraak Organ, assistant state audi tor, and Wiley Cook, assistant state treasurer candidates for first places In their respective offices have spent two busy days with visiting Republi cans. (Continued on Pafe 2 v 4 k v VyEATHER forecast for Kansas: Generally fair and continued cold I iiii-clit: Sunday unsettled wrth snow, und not so cold. THIS EDITION 2 CENTS TODAY K K. T. Thompson, Topeka, Beoretarj Kansas Day C lub, and a candidate for re-election. MORGAN PLAN OF PRIMARIES ISJJEFEATED Republican State Committee Kills Presidential Idea. Instead, Convention in Topeka to Select Delegates. VICTORY FOR STANDPATTERS Muhane y Crowd Kefnsed to Yield" to Primary AVhin. Morgan" Suffrage Resolution, ' However, Stood the Strain. ' Members of the - Republican ntate committee today walked on the W. Y. Morgan plan for compulsory presiden tial primaries. T'nder an amended call presented by D. W. Mulvsne of To peka, the state convention to select delegates at large to the Chicago na tional convention, will be held in To peka Tuesday, March 21. The basis of representation v. ill be one delegate and one alternate for every 200 votes cast for J. T. Botkin for secretary of slate in 1914 a conventio i of 962 delegates. Fighting almost unaided and alone. W. Y. Morgan of Hutchinson, ll.uten ant governor, put before the state committee the state administration's program for compulsory local pri maries. M rgan's resolution called for the holding of primaries in every township and precinct in the state to select delegates to the county conven tions, which in turn would name dele gates to the state convention. Con servative leaders of the party from ev ery section of the state jumped on Morgan's scheme wit h hob nailed shoes. Under the resolution by Mulvane, option is given the local county com mittees concerning the method of se lecting county delegates. If a primsrr is desired In one county and a caucus is sought in another county, both dis tricts are eared for. But Morgan sought to uphold the primary system. He urged the delegate to remember the pledges of the party and the fact that the Republicans who had writ ten the law must keep sscred the spirit of the act. His plea fell on deaf ears. Victory for Stflnripnttcrn. The Morgan-Mulvane fight was th hie1 contest before the state committee and the feature of Kansas Day activi ties. It was a distinct vietory for thm conservatives of the party and ths first time since the enactment of th Mate-wide primary law that the party has refused to yield to the whip when the primary policy was brought Into issue. Many county chairmen took & positive stand against the primary plan as outlined in the Morgan reso lution, although they were quite will ing that counties which favored t'n policy might pursue their own course. Al Williams, of Columbus, a candi date for a place on the "Big Four" trom Kansas, brought cheers from supporters of the caucus and conven tion system in a speech which flayed the Morgan plan. Williams' stand w characteristic of the attitude of the fContinued on Png 2.) Help! But His Only Weapon' s a Powder Puff I j Weehawken, N. J., Jan. 29. I Gideon Park. 20. went to th j home of pretty Miss Arilne Smith tx l it. ruuiku niirfi ituii 111111 10 demand his "final answer." Ear lier he had threatened to shoot if the answer was not "yes." "Will you marry me?" he asked, "No." "Then here goes," shouted Park. He thrust his hand Into h1 hip pocket. Miss Smith screamed and fainted. A policeman hidden in the kitchen rushed forward. The police found a pink pow der puif in his hip pocket.