1W-A Sumlm fY" 1 . . . . . .
VERY CLOSE III
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
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,
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
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
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
Itf Fsw Consul
Iks CnM CNUL lrfli
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ICE WRECKED FREIGHT VESSEL
NORWEGIAN SHIP DISABLED TRY-
INQ TO HELP .
Romsdel, Held Three Daya In Ice, la
Now In Dry Dock for
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
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
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
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
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
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
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-KAXSAS, MAT. 3, 1913,
11 VEM OF FEGTIER LIFE
MONUMENT FOR PAWNEE ROCK
Shaft Erected by Women of Kamjai
Will be In Position and
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
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
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
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
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
- 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
; CAUSES MOB
Workmen Clash With, Followers of
Voliva at Zion City. '
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
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
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
. 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.
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
. 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
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.
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