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THE SimOWER STATE TH IMPORTANT HAPPEINGS OF A WEEK. Prepared for Our Busy Readers Who Want the Whole News-In , Little Space. GOOD TIME FOR VISITORS. Southwestern College Making Plans to Entertain Delegates. Wlnfleld, Kan. Plans are being made at Southwestern college to en tertain the visiting delegations from the other Kansas colleges that will attend the state oratorical contest to be held in Wlnfleld on March 29. Sev en orations will be delivered. These were determined by an ellmnatlon con- test In thought and composition. Thir teen orations were submitted, one from each of the Kansas college mem bers of the State Oratorical associa tion. These were graded In order from one to thirteen and the last Sev an were dropped and the schools will not appear In the final contest. The eventh oration to be delivered Is the oration of the entertaining school, in this case Southwestern. The other schools that are incjuded In the "lucky seven" are College of Emporia, by Daniel Lockwood, with "The New Americanism"; Kansas Wesley an, by Boddy, with "A Plea fot International Tmlty"; Washburn, by Ledger, with "Social Waste"; Bethany, by Neer gaard, with "The Genius of the Peo ple"; Ottawa, by Battin, with "The American Negro"; Cooper, by Van Fetten, with "The New Patriotism"; Southwestern will be represented by Fin ley with "RIenzl, Patronof Law." The seven schools who are members but who are eliminated are Baker, Friends, Fairmount, McPherson, Mid land. Campbell and Kansas City uni versity. This is the first year of membership for both Bethany and Cooper. At the same time of the Oratorical association, the Kansas College Edit ors' Association will meet. ' Its presi dent is Miss Elsie Perrlll, editor of The Wesleyan Advance; vice presi dent Stinus Loft, The Midlander, Mid land college; secertary-treasurer, Ar thur Crookham, editor The South western Collegian. The officers of the Oratorical asso dation are: President, Fred Stearns, Friends; vice president, Leveritte Fltts, College of Emporia; Warren Stevlck, Southwestern college is secretary-treasurer. Bethel College of Newton, is apply ing for membership in the State Ora torical association. Barges Left Leavenworth. Leavenworth, Kan. Nine monster ateel barges, built here by a local bridge building concern for the Unit ed States government left here for rWasconade, Mo., where they will be turned over to the government after an Inspection by Major Schultz of the TJnlted States army. The boats will be used in the government river work. The big barges left here bunched about a tiny steamship, whose com mander declares he is abel to carry them safely past the numerous sand bars. The trip will take six days. Votes For Water Extension. Baldwin, Kan. The $18,000 bond lection held here resulted In a vic tory for those who desire the exten sion of the waterworks system. There were 41 votes cost by self-supporting students who claim Baldwin as their tome. These were challenged by lead ers of the opposition, but the election was not contested because the progres sives won by eight votes without counting the student votes. Plans al ready outlined -will be immediately put Into execution for the extension of the water system. Denied Divorce From Second Wife. Pittsburg, Kan. Peter Sharp, who recently tried the experiment of living peaceably with two wives, both re garded as legal, was refused a divorce from Cella Sharp, the younger wife. Clla Sharp was not in court, and the Judge said he could not grant the de icree unless she appeared and agreed. 9eter Sharp's first wife, Anne Cath arine, became separated from him In -the confusion of the great Chicago fire. Thirty years later, believing her dead, Sharp married again. Last year Anne Catherine appeared. Sharp attempted to solve the dilemma by giving the two women equal rights in his home. Dissatisfied with the result he filed suit for divorce against the newer wife last November. Plumbers Choose Officers. Hutchinson, Kan. The state con vention of the master plumbers asso ciation in session here, elected A. P Elder of Otatwa, president; E. D. Draper, of Kansas City, secretary, and F. H. Bowers, of Emporia treasurer. The convention closed with a ban quet Kansan to Introduce Alfalfa In Java. Winfield. Kan. A Cowley county man may have the honor of introduc ing the growing of alfalfa into Java. B. C. Wiley of Arkansas City, has Just sent two bushels of the very finest alfalfa seed to Miss Anna Nichols, who U a missionary from Arkansas City at Batavla. Java. M rs Nichols if in terested In experiments la the pos sibilities of Java, and she will per aonally superlntesd the planting of this seed according U tho rules for growing alfalfa In Kansas. ORIENT TO GET $20,000,000? General Manager D'ckinson Says He's Promised English Capital. Wichita, Kan. General Manager J3. Dickinson of the Kansas City, Mexico & Orient railroad, who Is also one of the receivers, stated In an Interview here that he has the assurance of $20,. 000,000 in English capital for the road at once If It Is needed. Such a sum would assure the Immediate comple tion of the road from Kansas City to the Pacific. Mr. Dickinson was here to confer with J. O. Davidson, of Wichita, and M. L. Turner, the receivers. Mr. Dav idson did not leave Wichita until re cently. They will make a trip over the Orient after the conference- and In spect the property. Mr. Dickinson Is accompanied by S. W. Moore and J. D. Eaton, attorneys for the receivers. "The receivership will make no dif ference with the construction work as already planned," said Mr. Dickinson. "We will try to Improve the road wherever possible. I know of no plan to sell the road to any other railroad company." Ex-Senator Chester I. Long who was named as one of the attorneys for the receivers, has not yet accepted the place. Chased by Hungry Coyotes. Wichita, Kan. Hungry coyote chased Brakeman Charles Ellsworth, runnig on a Santa Fe passenger train between Wichita and Englewood. Ells worth started back to Englewood re cently from a snow drift seven miles east. Snow had melted and slid onto the tracks, stalling the train. It was still dark when the brakeman started for relief. He heard footsteps on the snow fifteen feet above his head and on looking up, peered Itno four green eyes. Breaking Into a run he raced with the coyotes a half mile. The wolves could not get to him without taking a leap from the snow bank to the track fifteen feet below. The wolves were halted by a trestle east of Englewood. Ellsworth ran all the way to the Englewood station. The train reached Wichita six hours late. K. U. Leads in Scholarship. , Lawrence, Kan. Figures complied by Registrar George O. Foster here show a remarkable scholarship record for the University of Kansas students during the year 1911-12. Only twenty-six students out of 2,000 failed In the year's, work. Of the twenty-six failures, six were fraternity men. A survey of the "vital statistics" ot twenty other universities shows that the average per cent of failures Is four times that at Kansas last year. Chancellor Strong stated that he be lieved the excellent showing was due to the weekly "checking system" of the instructors. Jumps to Another Track. Troy, Kan. A St Joseph & Grand Island train of two engines and two cars jumped from Us own tracks here to the Burlington railroad tracks at a crossing frog, and to get it back onto its own tracks again It became necessary to run the train to Atchison, Kan., and back, a distance of fifty miles. The railroads cross at acute angles and both engines made the change of roads without difficulty, as did one car, but the caboose failed It was backed up and put on the rails again without difficulty. Mother Surrenders Son. Iola, Kan. A most unusual scene was enacted at the county Jail when the mother of Arthur Hart, a La Harpe youth, surrendered her son to the jailer to be locked up for the re mainder of his term for theft. Young Hart was sent to get a bucket of coal from the bin in the jail yard wnen he scaled the jail fence and escaped to La Harpe. Officers were unable to find the boy until the mother brought him in. Probate Pioneer's Will. Lamed, Kan. The will of the late J. B. Zook, a well known pioneer of this section who died here recently, has been admitted to probate. The estate aggregates about $75,000. Mr. Zook came here with his family in 1886 and for a long time lived on mortgaged railroad land. If it had not been for the policy of the Santa Fe to encourage early settlers he would have lost his home at most any time dur ing the first ten years of his residence In this county. But hard work and hard wheat have told a different tale since the later nineties. The estate, together with the holdings of his sons are now worth nearly $600,000. Special Election for $25,000 Bonds. Osage City, Kan. A special elec tion will be held In Osage City April 2, for the purpose of voting $25,000 in bonds for" the erection of a new high school building. Great interest is be ing taken in the bond Issue and mass meetings to work up enthusiasm and an understanding of the needs of the school district is being held In vari ous public buildings. Planning to Build Good Road3. Sallna, Kan. The Salina " Good Roads Association with a view to building about two miles of good roads out of Sallna in several different di rections, has written W. S. Gearhart, state highway engineer, for plans and estimates. The present Intention Is to show the farmers the difference t tween good and bad roads and if pos sible Interest them In the cause cf good roads. The farmers have in the past been opposed to the expense cf making good roads. KANSAS TOPICS WICHITA'S ANNUAL AUTO SHOW. - To Be Held In the Great Forum March 18-23, '12. Wichita, Kan. The automobile deal ers of . Wichita together with the Wich ita Business Association have arrang ed for one of the finest automobile shows ever held in the Southwest. All of the best makes of autos will be dis played in the New Forum. The deco rations of the show alone will be tne most expensive shown In the South west and are valued at more than $10, 000.00. The arena of this great build ing will be encircled with a gorgeous Japanese scene and In the center or the 6tage will be built the Japanese joss house. Around the base and back 'of the automobiles will be an Illumi nated scene encircling the entire ex hibit. - Overhanging will be a large number of beautifully electric lighted baskets containing flowers, mosses and smilax. ' These baskets will be conected with garlands of smilax. A splendid concert has been arranged j for every afternoon and evening during the entire week. Arrangements have been made for the show to open at 9:30 a. m. and close at 10:30 p. m., commlnclng March 18th and closing Saturday, March 23rd. The threshermen of the Southwest will hold their annual convention dur ing this week commencing March 19, with a smoker for all or the thresher men. There will be a great display of threshing machinery and acces sories, and farm implements located around the outside of the F6rum. Wedensday, March 20th, has been assigned to the hardware and imple ment dealers of this territory and the committee has arranged splendid en tertainment for all who will attend. This Is the first time that all people who are interested m automobiles, threshing machinery or farm imple ments and hardware have had an op portunity to attend three great con ventions In the city of Wichita during the same week. Committees In charge have spared no pains or expense to make this the best show ever held In the Southwest and to make it worth while for every person to visit Wichita during this occasion. Smith Pleads Guilty. Wichita, Kan. George W. Smith of Syracuse, pleaded guilty before Judge John C. Pollock of the fede ral court here to a charge of attempt ed bribery arising through the indict ment eighteen months ago, of L. S. Naftzger, former president of the Fourth National bank of Wichita. Smith was fined $100 and $50 costs. The specific charge was that he at tempted to influence the jury to dis agree on indicting Naftgezr on a charge of disposing of stolen postage stamps for John Callahan, the bank and postofflce robber, now In the fed eral penitentiary at Leavenworth. Smith's defense was that when he made statements that "it would be worth a great deal to the fellows who would block the Naftzger Indictment," he was Intoxicated. District Atotrney H. J. Bone pleaded with the court to be lenient to Smith . Manslaughter Is Charged. Iola, Kan. Frank Tipton, conductor and Charles Barber, motorman, were bound over for trial in the district court here on charges of fourth de gree manslaughter in connection with the death of Mrs. William Sport, who was killed when an Iola electric car co'llded with a Missouri Pacific pas senger train in East Iola. Manslaugh ter charges against Engineer Samuel Lowe of Fort Scott and Conductor R. H. Reeves of Yates Center, who were in charge of the passenger train, were dismissed. Engineer Lowe was unable to attend the hearing on ac count of injuries received in the wreck. Two Indicted Men on Jury. Winfield, Kan. George Mounth, un der indictment for perjury, and W. R. Callahan, under indictment for selling liquor, served on juries In the Cowley county district court last week In the trial of cases almost identical with the ones for which they will have to stand trial at this term of court. In ,both cases the juries upon which they served failed to agree upon a verdict Why they were not excused or chal lenged by the prosecuting attorney remains unexplained. The fact that these men were permitted to serve on juries while under Indictment for of fenses similar to those they passed up on, is probably without precedent in the history of Kansas. Exploding Shot Kills Coal Miner. Pittsburg', Kan. While drilling out .a shot that did not go off at one of the mines of the Pittsburg Northern Coal Company, northeast of Franklin, Anton Perard, a Frenchman, was In stantly killed. He was tamping the unfired hole when the explosion oc curred. Students to Govern Themselves. Emporia, Kan. The biggest student movement that ever took place in the College of Emporia was begun the oth er day when, after a hot discussion of two hours in a student mass meet ing, the students decided to adopt for that school self-government and the honor system. Incidentally the Col lege of Emporia Is the first college tn the state to become an absolutely stu dent governing school, although there Is a student government system In the university. New Reception Gown Photo, Copyright, by Underwood & This fichu for Catholic receptions is designed to be worn over low necV: gown, made of mallne to match the Color of embroidery on gown, flnlshot with fringe. It Is intended to overcoome the pope's ban on low cut gowra recently expressed in an edict from Rome. BRACELET IS COMING BACK With the Elbow-Length Sleeve This Ornament Is Almost Sure to Have Access of Favor. The bracelet is to regain the favor which it once held. Modern dress, with its popular elbow-length sleeve for day wear, adapts itself ad mirably to the display of the brace let. This is the main reason why they Bhould become popular again. Bracelets of fine workmanship set with jewels are bound to find favor. The designs for these are borrowed from those of old Egypt and Persia. The snake armlets which are asso ciated with Cleopatra will be worn, especially with evening dress. Heavy armleta two Inches in width are patterned after those worn by the Sabine soldiers when Tarpcela sold the Roman city, tempted by their glit tering glory. Massive Is most descriptive of these bracelets. They are worn on the up per portion of the arm above the el bow. COAT OF TAFFETA. Changeable taffeta with trimmings of outlining, double ruches, is the ma terial of which this coat Is made. The sleeves are set In large armboles and are in threeuarter length, with turn back cuffs edged at the top with a ruchlng of taffeta, and trimmed with taffeta covered buttons. The collar falls over the shoulders and is round ed In back. When Little Guests Come. Although there are no children in my home, I always keep on hand eating bibs, little glasses with bandies, and a little table-chair. You cannot Imagine the little ones' delight when they come to the table. To these may be added little plates, knives, forks, and spoons. I also keep on hand, for their pleas ure, a few simple toys. In this way I am always ready for little guests. Woman's Home Companion. Underwood, N. T. SLEEVE POCKET FOR THE FAft Innovation Favored by Paris Seema U Presage Return of Such Re ceptacles to Fashion. During tho past year the pocket las been slowly and steadily regaining its position in woman's toilettes and even so daring an Innovation as a sleeve pocket has now been made posslblo. This Is quite the latest fashion note from Paris, the new form of pocket being chiefly intended as a receptaile for the tiny fan, which Is bo much. In vogue at present. The pocket is usually inserted In t ie sleeve Just below the elbow, the apr ture being cleverly concealed wlHh lace or chiffon, so that its presenile 13 not even suspected until the ftvr wearer suddenly produces a miniatulu embroidered fan, apparently out 'II her arm. The fan pocket Is to be found either sleeve of a smart afternoot gown and In some costumes one or other of the cuffs is frequently pro vided with a pocket after the sam style. Although originally intended only t) hold the fan, as in China, the sleevi pocket has been found so convenient that it is also used to hold a laci handkerchief, and there is no doubt that Its dimensions will increase when sleeves assume large proportions. Needlework Note. Damask centerpieces are quite th.i style nowadays. Many clever needle women outline the flowers or design of the damask with a dainty stitch a as to form a border around the cir cular piece, and with an edging ill heavy lace this makes as effective it centerpiece as could be desired. Damask, however, is by no meann cheap, but if one can make a num ber of such pieces from old linen with only the trifling expense of the laco one can have one of these cent ir places. , ' Little Fancy Coats. While for the present there an practically only two types of thi mixed toilet, that In which a plain nu terlal is seen In combination with n striped or checked stuff, and that which weds a little coat of velvet ti a skirt of cloth, the advancing seaiion will see many changes rung upon 1 1 la theme. New Bags for Old. We all have one or two rather shabby leather bags. Cover thtwa with velvet, buy some heavy silk cord for a handle, long or short, as you prefer, and you have a stylish and pretty bag. Either paste or sew til velvet on. I sewed mine, and have found It satisfactory. Woman's Home Companion. Monogramed Shoe Buckles. Parisians have started the rage for a monogramed shoe buckle, already American dealers have become inter ested. The Parls'women are now or derlng shoe buckles with their InV tlals or monograms dona In rhUe stones or real gems. International Sunsrscnooi Lesson (By E. O. SELLERS, Director of Even, ing- Department, The Moody Bible In. stltute of Chicago.) LESSON FOR MARCH 24. FEASTING AND FASTING. LESSON TEXT Mark 2:13-22. QOU3EN TEXT "I came not to call the righteous, but sinner. "-Mark 2:1T. Levi Matthew, who calls himself by the opprobrious title of "the publican," represents that class of grafting pa triots who through ali ages have ex emplified the seven cardinal points of a politician, viz., "the two loaves and five fishes." Men who will weep over sentimental patriotism and serve the oppressor for profit. Better still, how ever, Matthew is a type of conversion in that he left all and followed Jesus. No weeping, but rather great rejoicing for he made a feast; no record of great conviction, though he had enough to act at once upon Jesus' Invitation. It was a brief, sudden call, but what vast results were in-, volved. First a demonstration upon his part, secondly a demonstration upon the part of Jesus, and lastly a record of the life of the Master that has been termed the most important book ever written. Chronologically this lesson follows that of last Sunday. In Luke's account we are told of the feast Matthew prepared that he might entertain Jesus. Some believe that Jesus began his work by trying to win the Jews through teaching In their synagogues and that, receiving him or not, he turns to those outside of the circle of the scribes and the Phari sees. Be that as it may, we know they murmured greatly that this rabbi should consort with publicans and, with sinners. Came to Call Sinners. Jesus hears of their complaint and his reply is a fine bit of irony and sarcasm. "They that are whole have no need of a physician but they that are sick. -, You self righteous Phari sees, why do you complain if you are all right and these be all wrong, why then not let me minister to those that need me?" At the same time Jesus utters one of his greatest and most comforting sayings, "I came not to call the righteous but sinners." Jesus chooses one of their own so cial outcasts to write the only dis tinctly Hebrew account of his life; one who had been faithful as a business man to be a leader and historian; one willing to renounce all, say fare well to ambition and follow him. Following this, the disciples of John the Baptist and of the Pharisees are fasting and they observe that the dis ciples of Jesus are not so engaged. They came to Jesus with the question and his reply is a perfectly logical one, "Why should they fast, am I not , with them?" "Do you fast at your weddings while the bridegroom is pres ent?" The day is to come, however, when he is to be taken away, then there shall be times for fasting. Jesus has feaBted with "many pub Ilcansllcans;" when the bridegroom returns he will sit down with many publicans and sinners in glory whom he has associated with in order that he might save them. Are we follow ing his example? If so, let us be sure we do it from the same motive. The disciples of John did the right thing to bring their perplexities to Jesus. He answers their question as we have seen aHd we are now in the day he mentions when there Is a place for fasting. Jesus teaches us in his ref erence to the wine bottles (leather sacks which could bear but one stretching process ' due to fermenta tion of the wine), that we are to ba new creatures in him and must leave the old life and habits. We are not to make patchwork of this new Gos pel and the old law. His Work That of Physician. There are two difficulties thus pre sented in this lesson; first, that Je sus should hold fellowship with those properly not of his circle or social standing for he was a rabbi or teach er, and, secondly, that he did not nor did his disciples observe fasting. Je sus admits the character of the com pany he kept, but his reply was, "I came for this purpose to call not the righteous but the unrighteous." His work was to be that of a Physician. Hff assumes that his authority is not of man but of God, and that this min istry is to bring Joy. Jesus had emp tied himself that he might come and when he was to leave there it would 'be time enough for his disciples to fast. Jesus was not merely one who came to teach a system of ethics a,' little higher than the prophets. Je- . bus Is more than a good man or even a holy man; he Is the Great Physician. ' able to heal both body and souL a Saviour. Before these lost ones can be saved, however, they must realise they are lost, for we cannot save those who will not acknowledge themselves aa being lost. When we acknowledge wa are sinners ha will save us (I Tim. 1:15). Turn a deaf ear to his call and there la no more hope (Luke 1$:$). It has bean suggested that the par able of the prodigal son and tha elder brother was uttered at this feast la Levi's hoase; probably not, we do not know, bat how truly K applies. The prodigal representing those lost pub licans and sinners, '