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mum rinilTllin AKfiiica riuimiui AT CLOSE RANGE Artillery Battle AH Day In Mexican Capital. CANNONS FOUR BLOCKS APART Federal Have Advantage But Are , Unable to Dislodge Diaz 8ol dlers Are Deserting Diaz Now. mu ritv nf Mexico. Feb. 12. lue vu - President Madero ordered an attack 01 General Felix Diaz and his forces -n thoueh be knew that It would entail a terlfflc bombardment of the capital. The federal assault on me reu fortified In and around the arsenal began at 10:15 o'clock In the morn- 1,1 Late In the afternoon no material advantage bad been gained by either aide. . It appeared, however, that the rebels, who were holding sllgjitly Improved positions, were conserving their fire. Many assaults against Diaz s men had been repulsed. The govern ment was not. optimistic regarding the Close of the battle. Ernesto Madero said that the show ing made and the temper or tne ieo erals were entirely satisfactory. "We hardly expect to dislodge Diaz today," be said, "since his posi tion is well fortified, but we have sufficient forces and elements of war aad cannot fall to do so. "General Aureliano Blanquet is set here and is not coming, probably -because he Is needed to control the Zapatista force, who might other wise Improve the opportunity to en ter the city. . . "We have now four thousand men nd more available if necessary wltn plenty of artillery." i It is said that three hundred men have deserted the Diaz standard within twenty-four hours, going ov er to the federals. In spite of the offer of Francisco epue ui De La Barra. tne lormer,,,. ... president, to mediate he pres.aen replied that ne naa no , with the rebels excepi uiruusu iu. . J l,ll At U medium oi snot uu His action also was despite the lean biuuobdiimwii representatives of other foreign pow ers. The nosltlon of the rebels, Madero declared, had been weakened by the desertion of 160 artillerymen. ELECTORAL VOTE TO CONGRESS Wilson and Marshall Will Be Pro claimed Elected Today. 12. Official . Washington, Feb Hnn of (the electflon 0f I Wiodrow Wilson and Thomas R. Marshall will be made In the house f representatives today before the Joint convention of the house and senate, called to count, verify and announce the electoral vote of the tates. The Joint session will be presided over by .Senator Bacon, presiding officer of the senate. THE WEBB BILL IS RE-PASSED. House AccepTed Senate Form of the Anti-Liquor Measure. - Washington.' Feb. 12. By a viva oca vote the house late yesterday re-passed the Webb bill to prohibit the shipment of Intoxicating liquors into "dry" states, as it passed the Senate Monday, and thereby remov ed a parliamentary obstruction which threatened to delay Its final passage nntil another session of congress. ISTPRICE FOR A KANSAS FARM. Thirty-Five Acres Near Junction City Brought $200 an Acre. Junction City, Feb. 12. A new record In the price of farm land in this county was set today when O. Cott sold his 35-acre farm to George nd William Webster for $7600, or snore than $200 an acre. The Cott farm is the best paying piece of land la the county. A portion of it planted in asparagus last year net ted over $300 per acre. CAVE MONEY TO THE CHURCH AND CHARITY McPherson. Feb. 12. James Law son of Roxbury, who gave a large mount of money for the erection f the new Methodist church, has left $1000 to the Wesleyan univer sity at Sallna. $2100 to the M. E church of Roxbury. and the remaind er ct his estate, about $7000. to the ci Folks' Hone at Lindsborg. where w tf efcnnt Tear. BBtil hlM UNIVERSITY TO HELP. "The University accepts In the best of .spirit the new method of control of institu tions inaugurated by the passing of the bill for a ln gle board of regents," said Chancellor Frank ,6trbng this afternoon. 'It will fully cooperate with the new board In mak ing the movement a success. It believes that the board un der the Keene bill will do everything in its power to furnish the cause of educa tion in Kansas and to pro tect the institutions in their internal administration, in their educational policy and the appointment of their teachers and employees. The University will welcome the most careful oversight of the new board and their counsel and advice in regard to the best interest of the institu tion." OPENED "MYSTERY" CAN Found Infernal Machine Was Strip of "Movies." Topeka. Feb. 10. Governor Geo. H. Hodgea opened the mysterious tin package Saturday, the one Sam aaafnn feared contained a bomb or some other intrument of destruction. And the mysterious package con tained nothing more dangerous, than a roll of moving picture films show in the Inaugural parade. The tin can has been on a shelf in tha rnvernor a office ever since It was received through the mails. Mr. Seaton was suspicious of it. It arrived the same day Speaker W. t. Rrnwn received the threatening letter from southeastern Kansas. So he carefully kept It away from Governor Hodges. But the governor wanted to know what -was In the can. He didn't pro pose to have any mysteries around his office. So he took a perfectly good pair of shears and poked holes the tin to see what it con- tained, then opened it. lwuo There w - I00d sized audience aroun . - of th breath lindficlded Bs to whether m ntnnd their ground. But they did, then when j they learnea wui the can contained denied having ex- a V. i WILL BE NO WOMEN IN INAUGURAL PARADE Washington, Feb. 12. Definite announcement was made today by the -Inaugural committee that there would be no college women or wo men representing other organizations in the inaugural parade of President Wilson. This decision was reached, It is "aid, because the committee preferred tnai no women - In the pagealrt. Mrs. aimer dibc. of Chicago, had requested that the American women's peace conference be allowed to participate.' TO STOP BILLS ON SATURDAY. house Would Put a Stop to Members Introducing Measures. , Topeka, Feb. 11. If the senate adopts a concurrent resolution put over by the bouse last night the in troduction of bills by individual members will cease Saturday at noon. The resolution was offered by Speaker W. L. Brown Just before the close of the afternoon session. It provides that the introduction of all bills except appropriation bills and committee bills shall cease at noon. Saturday. February 15. In order to, make this effective It must be adopted by the senate. That body Is probably In better shape to begin planning to quit than Is the house and the probabilities are that the resolution will be adopted by both houses. RAILROAD MEN WILL BRING COMPANY TO TERMS. Ninety Per Cent of Firemen In Fa- . vor of Strike. ' New York, Feb. 11, The ballots of the 30,000 firemen employed on fifty-four eastern railroads, It Is an nounced unofficially, show that 90 per cent of the men favor, an Imme diate strike unless the conference committee of railroad ' managers agrees to arbitration under the Erd- man act. The result of the strike ballot will be communicated to the managers today, the demands of the firemen will be reiterated and an offer made to refer the differences to an arbi tration committee under the Erd man act. The railroad managers In a state ment reiterated most positively their Mrton to the Erdman act arbi- NO PROGRESS ON INITIATIVE House Turns Down Conference BUI For Its Own. .. JUST WHERE IT WAS WEEK AGO By Vote of 1 12-5 H ouse Tunis Down the Bill Passed by the Senate Court Review the Trouble. Topeka, Feb. 12. The house is exactly where it was a week ago on the Initiative and. referendum propo sition. Conferences between house and senate committees over this measure will be ordered shortly. The house yesterday substituted its original Initiative and referendum resolution for the conference com mittee report which was virtually the senate resolution. It made the substitution and adopted the houpe resolution for the second time by a vote of 112 to 5, indicating that It intends to stanl pnt on lis own I. and R. ideas. The house passed the first I. and R. resolution over a week ago. It was sent to the senate. That body substituted a resolution of its own for the house measure au J reported it back to tho house. Yesterday the senate report was received by the house and a motion to adopt it was made. Speake' W. L. Brown took the floor against it. He first moved to refer the senote resolution to the bouse Judiciary committee. Chairman James W Orr of the Judiciary committee, Robert Stone of Shawnee, and other members op posed this disposition of the measure and declared for fighting it out in the whole house. Speaker Brown then withdrew the motion and of fered another which was to the ef fect that the original house reso lution ae passed by that body be substituted for the senate resrlu iln Tha rnll wan called on this . ... isuDsturie ana iue muuuu 1 iDy a vote or n& io auud ing against it were nagte, xicik.c, Satterthwalte, Showalter and Sutter. By this action the house takes an almost unanimous stand for its own I. and R. resolution. It is probable that the senate will now ask for a conference committee, because it is not at all probable that It will adopt the hoiiae resolution. The I. and R is still a long way from adoption. CONGRESS TO HOLD SESSIONS AT NIGHT, Washington, Feb. 10 Spurred by the approach of the end of the ses sion of congress and congestion of bills, the house agreed to meet to day at 10:30 a m., an hour and a half earlier than usual, ana u is v pro Da Die mm imbui bcmiuu. ... . begun early in the week. TWO SENATORS ARE CLEARED. Committee Exonerated West Vlr- gtnians From Charges. Washington, Feb. 10. Senators Watson and Chllter of West Virgin- la were completely exonerated of the charge of corruption In com nectlon with the election two years ago In the report decided upon by the senate elections committee. Progressives to Share Patronage for Holding Up taft Appointments Washington, Feb. 12. President elect Wilson has sent word to mem bers of the senate that he will make no clean sweap of Republican office holders after March merely for the sake of furnishing hungry Demo crats with Jobs. The general policy will be to al low Republican office holders to serve out the terms for which they were appointed. He will disturb none so long as they conduct their offices efficiently and live up to the requirements of good behavior. All of the Information that nas . i come to senators ana uiemuen the house Is that Governor Wilson intends to be scrupulously observant of the letter and the spirit of the civil service law. This means that the tens of thousands of government employees are not going to be dis turbed. WlTson. according to information given his friends In congress, is not hunting for chances to bestow pat ronage. On the contrary, he realizes the political Jobs are a liability, not an atsot. ITe will make no more Mexican Troubles Will le Left Over For Mr. Wilson. Washington. Feb. 11. President Taft and the cabinet met today to take up the 'Mexican situation. It was reported that there was to be no Intervention in Mexico In the remaining three weeks of the Taft administration, but the general staff of the army and navy were In readlnem for any contingency. A few orders would set, li motion a mlghly organized plan for Joint use of the army and navy for pro tection of Americans and property in Mexico. But It Is pointed out that nothing short of the most dire con ditlon could force American Inter vention at this time. When the house met Representa tive Hamlll of New Jersey introduc ed a Joint resolution calling for pro tection of American interests In Mexico. The, resolution follows: Resolved, that to safeguard Amer ican lives and property now Jeop ardized by the present developments in Mexico, the secretary of state be. and hereby is. directed to instruct the American ambassador at the city of Mexico to notify the existing gov ernment of Mexico that it will be held strictly and immediately an- swerable to this government for any acts commltteed within its domain injurious to the persons and proper ty of citizens of the United States of America. TWO MEMORIAL SPEECHES FOR LATE E. H. MADISON. Washington. Feb. 10. Senators Curtis and Bristow delivered speech es in eulogizing the life, character and public service of the late Rep resentatives E. H. Madison and A. C. .Mltcrell of Kansas, at memorial services held In the senate yester day. BILL TO REGULATE VOTE OF VETERANS Topeka, Feb. 11. The house com mittee of the whole last evening recommended for passage the Car roll bill, prescribing that all veter ans living at the Leavenworth Sol diers home shall vote under the same regulations as persons absent from their homes. Traveling men, railroad employes and all other Kan sas residents unavoidably absent themselves from their homes, can under the present law cast their bal lots wherever they happen to be, the votes being sent to the county clerks. Under the Carroll bill all Kansas old soldiers will send their votes to their homes. RACE WITH DEATH 90 MILES BY MOTOR. Hutchinson, Feb. 10. After driv ing 90 miles on a cold night in an automobile and riding 33 miles on a train, Miss Ewadne Ladtad a Kansas University graduate, now teaching in the Junction City 'schools, arrived here to spena an hour and a half with her affianced husband. He died at 5:30. The young woman was nearly frozen when she landed in Herlng ton, hoping to each the Rock Is land train but' it bad gone. She told the auto driver to take her on until she could get another train and Newton was reacneo iu .. -. low her to take the santa re oi- orado flyer, w men prougm u.. Claude cnesDro. ner 24 years old. A rever eanseu u death. He ana miss iomu to have been married In June. good government require, and in making these he Is not going to be in undue haste. One of the reasons why senate Democrats are working so baM to prevent the confirmation of Repub lican appointments is that they are aware of the Wilson program. And, inasmuch as It Is estimated that about 2600 appointments pending before the senate are hung up, In volving something like $7,000,000 a year In salaries. It Is plain this Is an item worth consideration. Senator Bristow Is one of the pro gressive Republican senators aiding the Democrats In blocking Republi can. confirmations. Just how far he may or may not figure with Senator elect Thompson, In dispensing Kan sas patronage during the balance of his term is yei 10 o President Wilson strongly Inti mates It in his intention to take care of progressive Republican senators who render aid to his administra tion. If Senator Bristow supports the Wilson policies, there Is no doubt that be will share equally in Kansas patronage. the Final Clearance in Suit Department 25 Ladies' Tailored Suits priced at from $15 to $30 will be closed out at from - S3 to 0is ' 50 Skirts, former price $4.50 to $10, go at the bargain price of ' j These Skirt? are shown on first floor. These are the greatest reductions ever made "n high grade goods. v PLAY FOOTBALL WITH LEGISLATION And Massachusetts Ballot the Ball. Law Is NO PROGRESS MADE ON BILL Senate Insists That Voters Who Can't Read Shall Not Vote While the House Is Opposition on the Matter. Topeka, Feb. 12. Both the sen ate and the house reversed themsel ves yesterday In their stand regard ing educational qualifications in the Massachusetts ballot law and last night the senate was holding firmly to the position originally taken by the house, while the house had come over to the side originally occupied by the senate. Originally the senate passed the bill leaving no provision for the as sistance of persons unable to read In marking their ballots. The house Inserted an amendment adding to the classes of persons enunea io assistance in marking their ballots "all persons unable to read the Eng lish language." The senate non-concurred in this amendment and a con ference committee was appointed. The committee decided against the house amendment, and the house yesterday by a vote of 65 to 45, ac cepted the report of the conference committee eliminating the provision for the, assistance of illiterates. But while the house was coming over to the senate's original views the senate was backing up In favor of the house amendment to permit election Judges and clerks to help Ignorant persons mark their ballots. Senator James Malone moved that the senate refuse to accept the re port of the conference committee, and this carried after a very stormy 'debate by a vote of 22 to 17. A number of the senators declared that the original bill would have dis franchised a1 large number of their foreign constituents who are good nifim nther Insisted that for- elgners who had learned to read in their own countries would be able to read the names of candidates on an election ballot, and they main tained that to assert otherwise was a reflection upon the Intelligence of the foreign born residents of the state. In both the house and the senate the Republicans lined up pretty sol idly in support of the house amend ment to permit the Judges to assist voters who could not read the Eng lish language. JAS. H. BRADY TAKES HIS SEAT IN SENATE. TeUs What He Will Fight for In the Senate. James H. Brady waa thU week sworn In as United States senator from Idaho, to fill out the unex pired term of the late W. B. Hey- burn. In Mr. Brady tne standpatters In the senate gain .i.iw.rt meruit. For several years Senator Brady was a resident of Abilene. -"In my Judgment, the tariff ought to be taken out of politics." says Senator Brady. "I am strongly in favor of a business tariff . commlv son. Next to the tariff I am lnter eeted in conservation, and la this connection I may ay that the peo ple of the east have no proper con ception of what conservation means In the west. We favor conservation . In Idaho, but we want reasonable conservation, and we want the bene fits to go to the people .of the west. The trouble is that the west and the east are strangers. There ought to be closer relations. There ought to be no west, east, north or south.. This is one great country, and we all ought to work together. "The Republicans knust get to gether," added Senator Brady, "and we shall get together. I was -elected by Republicans and Progressives, and I represent all factipne of the party, but I am a Republican." Public - Sale Having decided to quit farming, . 1 will offer at public auction on the place known as the Green Lamb farm 2 blocks south and mile west bt the river bridge at Enterprise, on Friday, Feb. 21 ,rv,n.u of 1031) nVlnnlr fihnrn. the following described property 13 HEAD OF HORSES AND MULES Team of good brood mares com-, ing 9 and 13 years old, good workers and both in foal, wit, 2800.; Day draft horse coming 7 years old wt. 1400;, bay mare coming 5 years old, an all purpose worker, single driver and automobile broke, wt. 1150; bay gelding coming 5 years old, all pur pose worker, driver and automobile broke, wt. 1150; 2 mare Colts 7 and 8 months old; gelding coming 2 years old; 3 mules coming years om, team of gelding mules coming 4 an 6 years old. . , CATTLE AND HOGS Good milch cow will be fresh about April let; 2 heifers coming 2 years old that will soon be fresh; red bull coming 2 years old. Poland China sow pig wt. about 100 lbs.; Poland China boar wt. about 125 lbs. FARM IMPLEMENTS, ETC. 2 grain wagons; hay rack and wagon; top buggy; disc harrow 15 16-lnch discs; Canton stalk cutter; riding lister; 2 2-row disc weeders; riding cultivator; walking cultiva tor; corn stalk wheat drill; walking plow; McCormlck mower; Osborne hay rake good as new; 4-wheel hay buck;- 3 sets of work harness; 2 sets of double driving harness; t sets of single driving harness; 2 sets of flynets for work harness; sweep feed grinder; grindstone; lawn mow er; wheel barrow; 12-ft. water trough; 4 dozen Chickens; 3 burner gasoline stove in good shape; about loads of cobs; 8 or 10 tons of alfalfa hay and other articles not mentioned. FREE LUNCH AT NOON TERMS All sums of $10 and un der cash.. On sums over $10 a credit of 8 months will be given on note with approved security bearing 10 per cent interest from date of sale, if paid when due only 8 per cent will be charged. No property to be removed until settled for. uuutiii lumrr, Owner n n ii i iii i ill si A. C MERRILLAT. Auctioneer. A. H. CIKHL, Clerk. B. A. Flack, Banker. It i- "a a v w -w trstk.n. spp?'i-'rc"'5 ttiB tee demanas oi