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1W-A Sumlm fY" 1 . . . . . . QrcRDi VERY CLOSE III f,l Struggle Between Taft. and Roosevelt . About tvenly Livided. DEMOCRATIC CONUST IS TAME Closeness of Republican Fight Over shadows Everything Else Clark Hat Good Lead Over . Wilson. Boston, May 1. Returns In the presidential primaries from 711 out of 1,080 election precincts give: Homihlican references La Fol- letfe." 1.130: Roosevelt, 43,838; Taft, 45.229. Delegates-at-large Baxter ineaams Taft group), 40,030. Democratic preferences Clark, 19, 706; Wilson, 8,597. . Delegates-at-large Coughlln (pledg ed to Fobs), 18,419. Williams (for primary preference), The struggle for thV control of tie Massachusetts delegation to he Re publican convention in ,CbicEgo be tween president Taft and Col. Rocse ve't was so close that at mldnigh , with half the state tabulated, tie Uc aspirants for nomination were running 1 neck and neck for, presidential prefer nce. while incomplete returns show J that they had also an equal divi sion of the district delegates.) Contest Is Close. , On the preferential vote, returns from half the state gave President ' Taft a small ' lead. On the other hand, Baxter, who headed the Roose velt group of candidates, had 30,834 to 26,349 for Senator Crane, who led the Taft ticket. Returns from the districts showed Taft to be ahead in the first, second, hiMi eighth, tenth, eleventh" and thirteenth, . while the Roosevelt dele-'; gates led in the fourth, nrtn, sixw, seventh, ninth, twelfth and fourteenth districts. Dims Democratic Fight. The closeness of the fight In the Republican ranks overshadowed the contest fn the Democratic. Returns from half the state gave Speaker Clark 19,706, Gov. Wilson 8,597. Of the delegates at large, Coughlln, who was pledged to Gov. Fobs, polled 18,419, while George Fred Williams received 6.426 votes in the same pre cincts. - ', .' t The La Follette vote had failed to reach four figures atmidnlght. The Taft leaders seemed sure of carrying the first district, and actual ly won the eleventh, consisting of a number of the wards in the Back bay , section. v President Taft carried Boston by about 600 votes but the eastern towns, Including many In ihs Cape Cod and Plymouth districts, lined up strong for Roosevelt, wmie tne cen- tral portion was. even split. The totaL rote for the two candi dates was about 50 per cent of that polled by the Republican candidate for governor last November. ANYWAY, PRICES ARE SOARING .-. - Responsibility for Cost of Meat Dodged by all. From Fanners to Packers. Chicago. May . 1. Prices jA fresh neat on the hoof and u retail mar kets have reached he highest aver age known here In two years. Pack . era say they are paying the highest prices for cattle In more than 20 ' years, considering IBe quality offered. . Responsibility for the high meat prices seems to be In doubt The .butcher says the wholesale price Is ligher. The wholesalers-say they are compelled to pay more to the packers. The iiackers declare tne farmers are demanding more money, and the farmers say that corn la too ipB8i to feed. ST - I i r. 1 ... 4. WM.t ASSACHUSETTS Itf Fsw Consul Iks CnM CNUL lrfli E3LL J : - 67.- ICE WRECKED FREIGHT VESSEL NORWEGIAN SHIP DISABLED TRY- INQ TO HELP . Romsdel, Held Three Daya In Ice, la Now In Dry Dock for Repairs. New York, April 26. Officers of the ITn.nr.nUn st9mah1rl RftTTlRdel. WhlCH is now" In dry dock here after a trip J made perilous by field Ice, believe that they witnessed me sinning m -freight ship of about 8,000 tons, In latitude 45.5 longitude 5710, 400 miles north of the Titanic's grave. The identity of the sunken ship Is not known. " - The Romsdel's attention was at tracted to the distressed ship soon after nightfall when the vessel be gan sending up rockets showing that help was wanted. Captain Hell or dered that the Romsdel be headed for the scene and his ship was run into the ice field with as much speed as possible. She had not gone far, how ever, before she had tlx or seven holes in her hull, which allowed much water to enter the hold. All hands were ordered to the pumps and the men of the crew were able to keep the water from gaining until tempo rary repairs were made. Meanwhile the ' rockets' 'continued 10 ascend from the ship in distress, but. the Romsdel was helpless, for she, too, was fast In the ice. About midnight the rockets from the other vessel stopped and soon afterwards her lights were seen to disappear be neath the waves. When daylight broke, those on board the Romsdel were unable to find any trace of the sunken .vessel. For tliree days the Romsdel was a prisoner In the ice. She finally worked her way oijt with six holes in bV hull and her propeller blades broken. Temporary repairs were made, but it was necessary to keep the crew at the pumps constantly. On her ar rival here she was dry dockid'and Is now undergoing extensive repairs. STILL BELIEVES IN HER SOU MUTINEER CONVICT'S MOTHER REACHES LINCOLN. Traveled Alone From Missouri Farm to be With Her Boy During His Trial for Murder. Lincoln, Ne&., April 27. Mrs. Alice Ramsey of Knoxville. Mo., is here to s.t beside her son, Charles Marley, who, within the next few days must face the charge of having killed Warden Delahunty March 14. Mar ley Is the sole survivor of the three convicts who dynamited and shot their way out of the Nebraska peni tentiary, leaving the. warden, his dep uty and the usher dead behind them. Mra. Ramsey is a little gray-haired woman, who says she came from a sick bed to redeem her promise to be with her boy when his trial came. She lives on a farm near Knoxville. " Mrs. Ramsey said that her son left home when he was 20 years old be cause there waa no work In the nelgn borhood for him to do. He had tried work In the mines, but it was too. hard. He was easily Influenced, she said, and had got Into bad company.) Two years ago he was nome ana ne took treatment for the drug habit. -! left mv home against the sdvlce of every member of my family and over the protests of the doctor," she continued. '4. . . ' ; Mrs. Ramsey Is 60 years old, frail and Bald she had to ride for a dosen miles In a farm wagon to reach a railroad station and when she got to, Kansas, City wss so weary inai ". had to rest for a day. She la now J trying to gam strength and courage to go out to the prison and meet ber son "Engineera'to Arbitrate. New York, May 1. The threatened strike of engineers of the 50 rail roads eaat of Chicago waa averted by the algnlng of an arbitration agree- tk. aaiA m mm it representing" th. railroad, ana . ADTLEXIS WKKKLY BEFUXTOtt, AltlLKX HOUSE HELPS BP ROADS Highway Subsidy Amendment Passes ' With little Opposition. WILL MEAN VAST IMPROVEMENT Senaty Expected to Accept Meaaura as '.Part of Postoffica Bill No , . , ' Kansana and But Two Mis V 'aourlans Oppose Bill. Washington. May 1. The house aided the national good roads move ment by Dassing a provision In lbs nnttnfflce nnoroDriaticn bill which would s:rant.A aubaldy to all high wars used In the rural, free delivery mall aervice. These roads would be divided into three claases wi,th sub sides of $25. 20 and $15 a mile. The amendment, offered by Repre aentative Shackleford of Missouri, waa a compromise of 29 good roads bills introduced during the present eaaion of conarestf. Enemies of the measure estimated the p.ot the flrat year would be i.' 000,000 to $18.000,000.. Shackleford bellevea the tolls will not amount to more than $6,000,000 or $7.000,uuu i year, at least for a time. The measure orovldes that the fed eral government shall aid the good ii movement by paying a gradu ated toll for the use of atate and s-nuntv mart over which the rural mails are carried . ' Kansana Favor Measure, The members of the house from the Middle West with few exceptions supported the "good roads" proposl Hnn None of the Kansans voieu against it and the names of only two Missourlans, Bartholdt , and ' Catlln, both of St. Louis were registered In opposition. ' The senate will probably accept the provision as a part qf the poBtofflce bill although it as said that there might be minor changes made in it. One of the speeches In favor of the provision was made by Representa tive Rubey of Missouri, who declared that there was nothing that the na tional go .-eminent could do that would stimulate the movement for better roids more than the aid which this provision offers. He said that even in 1914 a country wide improvement in roads would be noticeable if favor able action was taken by congress. Rubey Answers Criticism. He answered the criticism, of Rep resentative Fltigerald of New York, who said that "the "measure was put be'ore corxress without due co'is'd-e-tltron, try- saying tnr. no bill in the kt.inrv ronsrress had ever been iriven closer study than this one, Forty members, he said, had given close study to the proposition for many months and the bill which was attached to the postofflce appropria tion bill, as an amendment, was the composite result of this consideration. METHODIST CONFERENCE IS ON Bishops and Delegatee From Many Countrlea Gather at wiinneap oils for 30-Day Session. Mlnneanolls. Minn!, May l.Start ng last, night with a reception by the city to the delegates, the General Conference of the Methodist Episco pal church got down to business to day. It was a remarkable gathering which attended the first business ses sion In the Auditorium, for in addl tion to the delegates from this conn try, there were bishops and others from many parts of the earth. Fra ternal delegates from numerous other churches also are here and will be received at various times. For nearly four weeks the confer ence will be in session, and every day there will be noon meetings down town and evangelistic meetings In the sfternoon at the Auditorium, in soai tlon to the business meetings and the more formal events scheduled for the evenings. Among the latter are lec tures by Dr. Cadman of Brooklyn Bishoo Quayle, Dr. Matt S". Hughes and William J. Bryan. Last nlaht the delegates 'were wel corned by Governor Eberhart, Rev. Andrew Gillies snd Bishop Robert Mc intvre. Bishop H. W. Warren and Hsnford Crawford, chairman of the General Conference Commission, of St. Louis, responded. BIshOD Warren, in his uddress, gave i tentative outline of the program for the meeting, ije.iue several new bishops and be beads of missionary and benevole at boarda h. conierence wm uo. -.... portant ecclesiastical prooiems, Horse and Driver Into River. . Wichita, Kan.. May 1. While drlv in along the' bank of the Little Ar kansas river in Riverside park the horse, of George O. Morgan became A and olunrcd over the bank Morgan was carried Into the wtter aDd -was drowned. The horse wM tMcw Mr. Morgan had llveB fceJe 2g rear and lW,s a wealthy horse and mule dealer. Food Caused Dssth. New York, May 1. Juat as he was niacins: a. sandwich to hia moutn al ter he had been without food far ten days, according to his story. " old man who said he waa James Alien co p- - -KAXSAS, MAT. 3, 1913, 11 VEM OF FEGTIER LIFE MONUMENT FOR PAWNEE ROCK IS SHIPPED. Shaft Erected by Women of Kamjai Will be In Position and Dedlcated-May 50. Topeka. April The granlU monument to stand on the top ol Pawnee Rock hat been ahlpped from the quarries at Barre, Vt., and wll arrive In Topeka next week and wll be placed In position and unveiled abdut May 20. The club womendr the atate who' raised the money, tc uuy the monument and made the or rangements for obtaining the historU spot will have charge of tM 4orAl when the monument la unveiled.'" 1 The shaft la made of Vermont gYanite and was designed by Sllvestrc Caro, a Topeka sculptor. It standi a little more than 80 feet high. The inscription on , the southern face of the monument reads: . "Erected by the Women's Kansas Day club. Women's Relief corps, State Federation of Women's clubs. Woman's Christian Temperanc union." The easl side bears the Inscription: "In honor of the brave men and women who. passing over the old Santa Fe trail, endured the hardahlpi of frontier life, and biased the path of civilization for posterity." ; On the west face are the worda: "Pawnee Rock; given to the State of Kansaa by Benjamin Unruh, in the year 1908." The entire expense has been $4,700, and the citizens of Pawnee have raised $1,500 of this amount. In or Jer to raise a deficit of several hun dred dollars the state board of man agera has planned to sell postcards of the rock and the monument Pawnee Rock covers about four acres snd rises abruptly from the sup rounding valley. It Is about 50 or 60 feet In height, and from ita sum mit a view can be obtained for many miles in all dlrectiona. The atate will maintain the grounda as a state park. STRIKE AMONG BLIND WORKERS In-natea of Englleh Aaylum Demand Minimum Wage Scale some Only Earn $1.75 a Week. '.nndnn. May 1. The blind workers In the Bristol asylum for the blind have struck for a minimum wage ana the case has been taken up by the National League for the Blind. A number of blind men and women are employed In the workshops of the Ssvlum under piece worn conaiuons. rh; manifesto asserts that the blind (Workers in Bristol are the worst paid ef their class In Great Britain., ine women earn only $1.75 to Z a ween and the men $2.50 to $2.75 for the same period. They say they cannot live decently on this amount. 8aloo-ilsts Are Sad. Chicago, May 1. Chicagoans are climbing on the "water wagon- m n.-h isree numbers that saloon keep ers have begun to notice tnelr dally receipts dropping eft. ' More man ovv aloon keepers, it is saia win noi re new their licenses. - ', PLAN THIRD HAGUE CONFERENCE Amerlcsn 8oclety of International Law Devotee Entire Session to Consideration of Program. Washington, April 26. The sixth annual meeting of the American So ciety of International Law opened last evening in the Hall of the Americas otthe Pan-American Union. The so ciety was organized at Lake Mohonk, New York. Jan. 13, 1906, and its oo Ject Is "to foster the study or inter national law and promote the estab lishment of International relations on the basis of law and Justice." This year the society decided to devote Its entire session to the consideration of the program, organization and pro cedure for the third Hague conference. The Hague conference of 1907 recommended to the powers the hold ing of a third peace conference which miiht take place within a period simi lar to that which elapsed between the first and second conference eigni years and attention was drawn to the necessity of preparing the labors of the Alrd conference sufficiently In advance to have ita deliberations "fol low their course with the requisite authority and speed." The American Socisty of International Law is the rt nnrnnlzatlon to take up this work. The session was opened by an ad dress by Senator Root, president ol the society. Hon. Pasquaie riore senator of Italy and professor of in ternatlonal law in the University ol Naples, delivered an address, on "Some Considerations on the Past, Present and Future of International Law." and Oscar S. Strausa, formerly secretary of commerce and labor and American ambassador to Tursey spoke on "The American Diplomacy r Humanltf." - Today the sessions will be resumed by the resdtng of general papers on the program or tae tnira nrnguv un ference by Alejandro Alvares. Juri conault of the ministry or roreign ai f.ir of Chile: Joaquin D. Casasus formerly Mexican ambassador to thf United States; Luis Anderson, for merly minister of foreign sffalrs of Costa Rica, and James Brown Scott defecate of the United States to the second peace coafertnew in roup ; CAUSES MOB Workmen Clash With, Followers of Voliva at Zion City. ' V"" TWO HUNDRED FANATICS HURT Attempt cf Religious ZeaUts to Pre vent Use of Weed Results In , Trouble Faithful Ordered to be at Plant In Morning. Chicago, April SO." A week of trou ble between the employea of the Cook Electric company who ' peralat In .mnbinr. and the followers of Wilbur 01enn yoijvs a Z!cn CUy culminated late in the afternoon In a riot in which 200 religious seaiots were wounded and many arrested. Fear ing that MarshaJ John Hoover and hla 70 deputies would be unable !o pre vent further rioting. Acting Mayer Miller appealed to Sheriff Elmer nrn of Waukegan for assistance. Green, accompanied by deputies, took ('.area. Meanwhile Voliva, .succesaor to Alexander Dowle, ordered the large aiAnn bell rung for an hour and 1,000 of his followers gathered la the audi torium to discuss plana for ridding Zlon forever cf the "tobacco smoking curs." At a late hour they were atlll in session. Tne laborers paraded in gangs and Marshal Hoover sat in the police station oiling repeating nne. Fifty Women Trampled,' Scores of the religious zealots were rendered unconsclqus and one waa in wit an aeverely he may die. More than a third of the 150 women at the meeting were beaten, bruised or tram- ThA tumble started at 5 o'clocl whn re workmen, exasperatea oj the alnglng and 'praying of the Dowle itpa outside the plant, rushed out with their tools and charged the meet Ins across the street. The wires of the fence erected by Voliva were snapped and the platform on which the elders stood was overturned and Moui The eeplots stood their ground and Marshal Hoover and j!b (Wntles rin Into the crowd, clubbing right and left. Jerked From Platform. Elder F. M. Royal waa Just leading his followers In singing "Conquering v nl Still to Conquer." Tne worn ers charged the platform and atruck t.m Mow over the head, rendering him unconscious. The women at me prayer meeting screamed ana rougni back. Elder Robinson was Jerked from the platform and trampled un der foot. John nryson, u yenra um, a Colivalte, was knocked down and rendered Insensible. Joseph Bishop, snother zealot, suffered a fractured skull. . . . u rh "crusaders" retreated ciuicn- Ing their Bibles and uttering hfreats age Inst the smokers. Voliva, who succeeded Dowle, or dered the use of tobacco stopped In Zion last week. Volfva has Issued an order to his followers to be at me Cook plant at 6 o'clock in the morn ing. Warrants were issuea iur i of Voliva's elders. ORNADO CAVES ARE POPULAR .Storms of Paet Two Weeka Revive Old Custom, Almost Entirety Discontinued, In Kansas. Topeka, May 1. A revival of the building of storm caves or cellars has come In Kansao. There have been four tornadoes In Kansas In the last two weeks and traveling m5n who were In Topeka said more holes were being dug In back yards through Kansas at the present time Tban In any of the last five or six yeara. There have been tornadoes this year at Bison, in Rush county, near Inde pendence; at Preston, in Brown county, and at Gueda Springs. WIRELESS A CABLE COMPETITOR Arrangsmente Completed for Mes sages Between turep mnv America. London, May 1. 1 the house of commons Postmaster General Samuel announced that he had arranged with the Marconi Wireless company to transmit messages between England and America. The full rate to New York and Montreal, Mr. Samuel said, would be 18 cents a word, as against the cable rate of the other companlea of 25 cents a word. Similar reduc tions .would be made to other part of America. . Fire at :Yatea" Center. Yates Center. Kan, May 1. A fire which atareed ' bet at 4 a. m. de stroyed el business bulldlijgs and contents, canamg a loss of about $25, 000, with Insurance of about $15,000. About one-third of the west side of the business square was entirely de stroyed. To Buy Electricity. West Plains, Mo.. Msy L By an overwhelming vote the cltlxeno of West Plains ratified contract with the Mammoth 8prings Power com pany to furnish the city with elec trical power for 2t years. The power Is generated at Mammoth Springs. Ark., and transmitted to this city, a distance of 29 annea. hnnninrnnsH lUIIUllUU liUUIH SWEPf OKLAHOliII Storm Starting in Texas, Leaves Path of Death and Destruction. FIFTY-FOUR DEAD IN TWO STATES Many Towns In Ruins, Tralne Blowa From Tracka and wiree dowi Every wnere Property Dam age Will be Enormous. Oklahoma OJty. .Ok.. April 29. The death list of the tornado that swept a part of Oklahoma and Texas Is ex pected to reach 60. Fifty-four death have been reported. Tne injure . will run Into the hundreda. Wire facllltlee are demoralized and It lav imDoaslble to communicate with sev- - eral of the atrlcken towns. , Aa detailed reporta come in oew from many placea now Inaccessible on, of hla-h water and deetructlon. of telephon lines probably will add to the losses already taouiatea. . Is now known that 20 towns wer struck by the storm. Two or mem, Butler and Fobs, were destroyed. The greatest loss of life reported Is at Lugort, where 15 persons wore) killed. A special train sent from Altus with, physicians and nuraea when it was reported a passenger train had been blown from the rails, picked up ten Injured peraons and started back for Altus. Two of these. Mrs. Lee Stanaland and MIsb Eva Stanaland, died on train. . Seven Killed In Texae. The tornado started Just acroca the Texas border and first killed seven persons at KIrkland, Tex., demolish ing 30 buiidlnga and blew a Rock Is land work train off the track. Tearing on northward, the storm struck Eldorado, killing four; Calu irt. kllllna three, and Lugert; Rocky, where half the town is In ruins; Yukon. Warren, Martha, Blair and Lone Wolf. At each of these places) many persona were Injured. Several of .these towns are cut off from com munication. What Is believed to b the tall of the storm destroyed sev eral buildings at Mulhall, 50 miles north of Oklahoma City. The storm entered the southwest ern portion of the state and traveled in a northeasterly direction, almost across the state, rising and dipping; again at intervals until It finally spent its force In Kay county. Three Dead at Calmet. At El Reno, two persons, Mc. and Mrs. P. B. Thompson, were killed, and William Moore, and an infant named Griffith, injured by the atorm. At Calu met, ten milea west of there. Sev eral buildings were blown down. El Reno also reports that word was) received there, before storms Inter rupted' w'lre service, that the little town of Aledo, In Dewey county, wa blown away. In Texae the storm played greatest havoc near KIrkland, where seven persons were killed. Thirty farm buildings were wrecked and a" Rock Island work train of nine cars wast tlown from the track. The wind was accompanied by a "cloudburst" KIrk land reporting a fall of four Inches) within 35 minutes. ' SYS LEAVENWORTH IS CLE AM Mnyor Flies Answer to Contempt Proceedings Topeka Blamea ' Other Towne for Trouble. Topeka, April 20. Mayor Albert Doege and B. F. Endres, city attorney of Leavenworth, were in Topeka and. filed the anawers in the contempt pro ceedings brought against the msyor, 17 police officers and eeveral disorder ly characters for violating the order of the supreme court In paying Into the city forfeited bonds in lieu of license fees. In the answer it I shown that Mayor Doege had dis charged the chief of police and seven nstrolmen sgalnst whom the attorney nrl had evidence of Incompetency. These were the police officers the at torney general found were not help ing In keeping the Joints closed. The" mayor, In his anawer. asserted that Leavenworth was in good shape) as far as law enforcement is con cerned, but he shows that on the pay day of the soldiers at the fort and on pension day at the Soldiers' home, the bootleggers and disreputable char acters from Kansas City and St." J jseph flock to Leavenworth. Baby Drowned In Tub. Ottawa, Kan., April 26. For more, than an hour, while the family ot John A. Dennis searched for their 15-montha-old girl. the child lay dead to a wash boiler of water outside the kitchen door. The family live near Oakland church, seven miles north west of Ottawa. There are ten chil dren and the baby girl had not been named. ' . Oppose Johnson Fight Boston, -April 26. The headquarters of the United Statea Society of Chris tian Endeavor here aent out an appeal to Christian Endeavor leaguers 1 every part of the United Statea to protest against the enac'ment of leg islation In New Mexico to permit tbe Johnaon-Flynn fight to be held la Los Vegas July 4.