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f OF STATESGHOOLS REDUCED APPROPRIATIONS REC OMMENDED BY THE WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE. MOUNT IS REDUCED $69,500 Reduce Budgets of All State Institu tions Recommendations Are . $602,270 Les Than Amount Asked No Decision on University Fund Yet. , Topeka, Kan. Appropriations for 1914-1915 for eight of the nine state charitable institutions were recom mended In the house by .1. X. Heir, chairman of the house ways and means committee. These recommenda tions Bhow thut $69,500 less than the amount appropriated two years ago, is asked for eight of the nine charities, and that the committees have reduced the budgets sought at the hands of the 1913 legislature by these same insti tutions to the amount of $602,270, al lowing in their recommendations but $1,304,030 of the $2,106,320 asked. The report filed shows that the nine charities were trimmed to the amount of $002,270 on the amounts asked. The Olathe School for the Deal' asked $133,370, and receives $119,400; Par sons hospital asked $294,000, and re reives $203,000; Topeka hospital asks $633,000, and receives $421,000; Osa watomie hospital asked $347,000, and receives $390,000; Atchison Orphans' home asked $1 10,000, receives $90,000; Kansas City School for the Blind sought an appropriation of $70,700, re ceives $63,300; Girls' Industrial school, Reloit, sought $139,000, receives $93, 000; Topeka Industrial school asked $136,000, receives $124,130. House The house committee on labor intro duced a minimum wage bill, substi tute for the bill introduced by Taylor Riddle of .Marion, some time ago. This new bill carries the amendments reduc ing the minimum wage for women to $6 a week, and provides for appren tices $3.30 a week. The bill also pro vides for a wage commissioner, a wo man, who shall receive $1,300 a year. It is not believed by the committee that there will be the objection to this measure there was to the measuer fixing a minimum wage of $9 a week and making no provision for appren tice. "What excuse has a man who is too drunk to guide himself running around ever the country trying to guide a; powerful automobile?' asked Joe Sat-1 tertinvalte of Butler county. And be-1 raiiEe he could get no answer, he intro-1 duced a bill prohibiting that very j thing. It provides a heavy penalty for; the person who, while intoxicated, at tempts to run an automobile or a mo torcycle. It provides that any person convicted under its provisions shall be riunibhed by a term of a year in pris on, by a fine of $300 or by both fine and imprisonment. The Kansas legislature wants to know what the Union Pacific Railway company did with the $100,000,000 bond issue. The house adopted the senate resolution calling for an inves tigation to that end. The resolution was offered In the senate by Senator Harry McMillan of Ottawa county. The house and senate want to know how the money was spent, by the t'nion Pacific. The resolution was adopted by the house -without opposi tion. The house swatted the county court bill to a tune of 890 to 32. The pur pose of the measure was to establish in each county In the state having a population of less than 60,000, a coun ty court, the probate judge to be Judge of the county court. The bill simply resolved the probate court Into the county court and extended the power and jurisdiction of the judge. It t the Judge of the county court Jurisdiction In, all civil cases for the recovery of money only where the amount did not exceed $1,000. The western Kansas farmers who lost horses during the sweep of the spinal meningitis plague last summer will not have to pay taxes on the ani mals that died, if the senate acts fav orably upon a bill passed by the house. The house passed the bill, introduced by J. W. Schlicher of Sheridan coun ty, by a vote of 6S to 15. , A bill by Taylor Riddle prohibits if.tivr nr nnnolntlve officers from grivlng any time to otner Business, aim provides no such officer shall spend less than 48 hours a week at his work. No teachers of foreign birth can tench any public school in Kansas un- . ... n l.ill 1,,, mrln-oH ner me provisions ui a uu i...... Jn the house, unless sucfi Persons be-, rome natural! .ed. The bl'. was intro-, durcd by Representative V. B Sharp-. let-s. of Atchison. Persons desiring t.i register for elec tions nrr.st appear before the commis sianrr of elections in person under the terms of a bill introduced by Rep resentative Charles S. Holbrook. of Wjandottee, n the house. i With scarcely any discussion of vital character the house passed the corporation bill prepared by Secretary of State Churles Sessions. There were eighty votes In favor of Its pass sage and twenty-two against It. This measure requires that every corpora tion doing business in Kansas and or ganized for profit, Bhall file with the secretary of state during the month ot February each year, a written state ment showing the condition at the close ot business the preceding Decem ber 31. The "keg party" bill, Introduced by J. W. Hamm of Allen county, was recommended for passage by the house committee of the whole. The Hamm bill provides a penalty of 7T00 fine or thirty days In Jail for persons who are convicted of "chipping in" the funds, ordering a. case of beer or other Intoxicating drinks and gathering to partake of them. The house did not object to that kind of legislation. In fact a big majority of the members favored It. An Immigration bill was introduced in the house by A. M. Keene, of Bour bon county. The bill creates a board of immigration with the governor, sec retary of state and secretary of the state board of agriculture as members. The secretary of tfie board is to re ceive J2.300 a year and a stenograph er $600. The purpose of the board would be to bring people to Kansas, and the bill appropriates $10,000 for the next two years for that purpose. One of the bills that created a big fight in the committee of the whole was passed by the house with scarcely any opposition. It was the measure Introduced by Mike Frey of Geary county, providing that 25 per cent or the wages of a laboring man may be garnlsheed to cover debts for the ne cessities of life. On its final passage the bill received S7 votes as against 14. William Barrett, of Pratt county, put through the house his bill provid ing for county pensions for persons disabled. The hill provides that the county commissioners may pay up to $23 a month to any adult who has lost both feet, both bands, a foot and a hand or both eyes. As an emergency measure the hoins pas-ed the bill providing tor an ap propriation of $73,000 for 1913, and a like Htii'uint for 1914 lor the establish ment of normal training courses in high schools. The bill passed with a vote of 90 to 2 in its favor. Senate The senate committee of the whole recommended for passage Speaker Brown's white slave bill, which had al ready passed the house. The penal ties imposed by the bill on those en gaging in the white slaev traffic with in the state, is from one to five years' Imprisonment, in the penitentiary. The bill, which Is now in a fair way to become a law, is pronounced by those lighting the white slave evil to be the most satisfactory law of its kind in any state in the count ry.- The senate recommended for pas sage the bill introduced by Senator W. E. Wilson, of Washington county. Thij bill places an annual registration fee of five dollars upon every auto in tne state and two dollars on every motor cycle. These vehicles are to be re quired to carry state numbers and a record is to be kept of all autos, sizes, owners, addresses and numbers in the office of the secretary of state. The senate, after considering the tire marshal bill, killed it. The bill was introduced by the senate commit tee on. insurance and provided for a state fire marshal, who could inspect buildings, prescribe building req lire ments and investigate fire hazards and order them remedied. On final pass age the bill secured only IS votes, or three less than a constitutional major ity. People will have to keep their back yards clean, if a bill is passed which was introduced by Senator Nighswon ger, of Sedgwick county. The bill provides that all trash, tin cans -and other discarded articles must be kept in neat piles, or if it is inflammable, must be put in fire proof containers and hauled away at least once a week. It is a bill that is urged by the club women of the state who want to keep clean the back yards and alleys in cities. The insurance companies and adjusters also have given the bill their support for the reason that such a law would help cut down the fire waste of the state through preventing fires that are caused by piling trash and waste in cellars and near outhuildings In back yards. Measures providing for state grain inspection were introduced in both branches of the legislature. They are similar to the Minnesota law, and vir tually give the state grain grading commission the power to fix the In spection charges. A bllKto provide for Kansas' rep resentation at the Panama exposition at San Francisco in 1913 was intro duced by Si-rator John Denton, of H'.k county. The bill provides for a comniis.sifui of five members to en courage and secure a proper showing nf Kansrs' resources and products at the exposition, and to plan a Kansas Vmildina (or t lie cuvfort of Kansans attending the lig fair. The sum of $150.00 is at prcpriated for the pur pose of making Kansas' showing at the fair gojd one. CONDENSED NEWS FROM ' THE SUNFLOWER STATE THE IMPORTANT HAPPENINGS OF A WEEK. - Prepared for Our Busy Readers Who Want the Whole News In Little Space. TROUBLE WITH MENNONITES. School Law Openly Disregarded by Russian Colonists. Meade, Kan. This city is aroused over the probability of serious trou ble with a considerable settlement of Mennonites in Meade county, near here. The trouble raiser is the state law requiring children of certain ages to attend school at least five months in each year. Investigation shows that since Sep tember less than half the children of school age In district No. 61 and sev eral adjoining districts in the Men nonlte settlement have nurtle any pre tense of obeying the law. County authorities have been pe titioned by patrons all over the coun ty to enforce the law and say they will do so if they have to send police after every child in the settlement each day. The Mennonites urge It is unfair to require their children to at tend English schools in this section, as, they allege, Mennonites in other parts of the state, are supporting Ger man schools by taxation In violation of the law. Kansas Poultrymen Organize. Bucklin, Kan. The poultry raisers of western Kansas and the portion of Oklahoma and Texas adjacent to the Rock Island railroad are to be organ ized into a gigantic poultry asosciation to be known as the Tri-state Poultry and Pet Stock ascsociation. A meet ing was held at the Commercial club room in- this city and an organization was formed. C. W. Grcsham was elected president and Mrs. Orville King secretary. A board of directors will be .appointed by the president, one for each township or town of import ance in the territory of the organiza tion. The poultry industry is rapidly Increasing in western Kansas, and the quality is being raised to a high stan dard. It. is planned to hold the largest show of the state at Bucklin early next fall. Barbecue at Hugoton, Kan. Dodge City. Kan. A barbecue is to be held in April at Hugoton to cele brate the building of the first lail road into Stevens county. One hun dred carpenters are at work on new buildings to accommodate the visit ors. Trains are now making the ninety-mile trip between Dodge and Hugo ton one way each day, three round trips a week. There are seven new towns on the Jine. No railway mail service has a'yet been inaugurated, although each has a postoffiee. The mail is now hauled overland. The railway service is to tie Installed this spring. Leaves $10,000 to Kansas Institutions McPherson, Kan. The will of James I-awson has just been tiled in the pro bate court of McPherson county. JameB I.awson was the grand old man of Roxbury, who was to a great ex tent responsible for the erection of tne new Methodist church. He was never! married. According to the terms ofj the will, $1,000 is donated to the Wes- leyan university at Salina, $2,100 goeS to the M. E. church of Roxbury. ami' the balance, about $7,000, was willed to the old folks' home at Lindsborg,: whore he had been taken care of dur-. ing the last year. Miller Killed in Machine. Atchison, Kan Robert L. McDan iela, head miller iit the flour depart ment of Blair's mill, was killed when he became entangled in the maehln- ...... iho main irihuliiier floor. His C J VI 1 " jaw was broken in twelve places, his right arm was fractured in two places and two deep gashes were cut in his temples. .McDaniels, who was 30 years old, came to Atchison from Kansas City about ten months ago. A flour packer discovered McDaniels between two pulleys on the floor. McDanlels's clothing was not torn and just how the accident happened Is not known. Broken Nose Worth Nothing in Court. Wichita, Kan. A Jury in the local district court says that it Is no dam age to a traveling man to have a broken nose. B. F. Daniel, with a produce house, sued a shoe store be cause a clerk dropped a pair of snoes from a ladder and they broke Dan lei's nose. He claimed $3,000, and af ter the Jury debated all night, he got nothing. The case will go to the su preme court. Severely Burned In Lamp Explosion.' Winfield. Kan. The farm house be ) longing to John Stout, located a short! distance northwest of Burden, was de-j stroyed by fire, following an attempt: to blow out a lamp by Mrs. Stout, ine flame was blown into the lamp in such a way as, to cause an explosion. The house and all its furnishings were' burned. Mrs. Stout was severely and , I .. 1. .. - ... .l.n.i, Ihi pernaps aitn&f'iHii 1,111 uca ouwu. face and hands. Her condition Is re ported serious and her recovery doubtful. WIFE DESERTER CAN BE SENT TO THE PEN Superior Court Holds the Law Is Con, stitutional. Topeka, Kan. The law passed by the last legislature providing for r term in the penitentiary for a wife de serter was held constitutional by the supreme court in a ease from Stafford county. It Is the first case. In which the constitutionality of the new law has been tested. Robert E. Gllmore was arrested oe the charge of having deserted his wife and leaving her in destitute cir cumstances. He plead that he was in Texas at the time the law was en acted. The supreme court holds that Is no excuse and that he"""niust pay the penalty, which is two years at hard labor in the penitentiary. The at torney for Gllmore raised the polnl that the punishment fixed Is too se vere. On this point the court says: "Its severity need trouble no one who possesses sufficient instincts of manhood and decency to entitle him to remain outside prfson walls." Hearse Upsets; Corpse Thrown Out. Salina, Kan. In the country east ot this city the other day the road was covered with snow, the funeral pro cession for John Robertson, 64 years old and a pioneer citizen, was on the way to Gypsum Hill cemetery. The wheels on one side of the hearse went into a rut and the vehicle skidded to a ditch, turned over and was broken. The casket rolled out and was broken and the body was exposed to view. The casket was repaired, placed in a spring wagon and after an hour's delay the nrocessoion proceeded to the ceme tery. A brother of the deceased died three weeks ago at te age of 62, the mother, 92 years old, followed the next morning. antSthe death of Jolm makes three of the family to pass away with in three weeks. The mother and the son James were buried at a double funeral. , The Strain Was Too Much. Leavenworth,. Kan. Working at his trade as a carpenter through the day and caring at night for his wife, whose mind for some time has been deranged, and lour .small children proved too much for John Hanley and he was taken to the county jail a raving man iac. His wife is in a local hospital for observation and the children are be ing cared for at an orphanage. It. is said that one of them also Is deranged. Recently Hanley went about his work as usual, but during the nighL his mind became unbalanced, and after running Mrs. Hanley out of the house, threatened to kill his neighbors. A physician, who was called to make an examination declared that Hanley, his wife, and the eldest child, a girl of 7, were insane. Refuse to Pay Insurance. Wichita, Kan Unless he goes to court, Otio McKnelly. a former car repairer' at Wellington, cannot collect $2,000 insurance that his parents car ried at the time of their murder in a tent here. Otto was discharged at a preliminary hearing of a charge of murdering his parents and sister last September. He was kept In jail over a month while tho officers (tried to get evidence against him. He left for Illinois on being released and the Brotherhood of American Yoemen, in which the McKnellys were insured, no tified Otto's lawyer that it would not pay the policies to him. He Is the sole heir, but not named as benefic iary. Salina Gets Sisters' School. Salina, Kan. Nazareth convent and academy, a girls' seminary to be erect ed by the Sisters of St. Joseph, Will be established in Salina, the articles of agreement having been signed here. The building will cost not less than $100,000. The sisters will build a hos pital to cost $30,000. Pawnee Buys Gas Tractor. learned, Kan. Following a wide spread movement" here for good roads the Pawnee county commission- ers have purchased a 20-33 horse ! power gas tractor which will be used j almost constantly on roads under ' county care. A fine grader was re. cently purchased. The county govern 1 ment now cares for 86 miles of cross ; country roads. Petitions for 14 miles more, which will be allowed, will make I a total of 100 miles over which the ' outfit will constantly work for model j highways. To Build Alfalfa Mill. Dodge City. Kan. Aroused by the j poor alfalfa market about 35 alfalfa growers of this section have organ- ized a corporation which will establish an alfalfa mill here at once to be in operation by April 1. The officers are H. A. Cord, president; George West, vice president; A. Russell, treasurer, and C. R. Aten. secretary. The move- ment is the culmination of the greatest scare over the local analta market yel known. He Loses Three Fingers. learned, Kan. James Collins lost three fingers of his right hand in a corn sheller on the Frank Fox farm south of town. The hand was fear fully mutilated and f?ar of blood pois oning exists. Defeat Light Plant Bond Issue. Parsons, Kan. A proposition to is sue $75,000 bonds to build and equip a municipal electric light plant In this city was defeated by a vote of 1,118 for the bonds and 1,395 against BATTLE IN CITY OF MEXICO Streets of Capital Swept by Hail of Bullets and Shell From Artillery. 1 WERE KILLED THREE AMERICANS WERE HIT BY 8TRAY BULLETS. After Five Days of Severe Fighting Madero Was Unable to Dislodge the Diaz Forces From the Ar senal Foreign Embassies Wrecked. The City of Mexico. The federals and rebels fought a seven-hour drawn battle in the heart or the city during the day. When darkness put an end to the fighting neither side appeared to have gained any marked advantage. Estimates of the casualties run as high as one thou sand, although accurate information cannot be obtained at this time. The dead certainly will be counted by the hundreds. Three Americans Wounded. Foreign residents, for the most part, kept under cover, but three Americans are known to have suffered injuries from stray bullets. They are Lloyd Osbourne, the author, who was shot in the thigh; Dr. R. H. McCrosson of Lincoln, Neb., and Mark Johnson, a negro, of Madison, 111. Artillery played the chief part in the day's fighting, but rifle fire was kept up continuously, though more or less Ineffectively. President Madero and his ministers expressed satisfaction with the day's work and ventured the opinion that another day would see the overpowering of the enemy. Diaz Still Defiant. Gen. Felix Diaz In his arsenal strong hold appeared as defiant as at any time since he was released frcm prison by the mutinous soldiers", and promises a repetition of the terrific bombardment, the fierceness of which is attested by the many partly de stroyed structures within a radius of half a mile. The greatest loss of life resulted in a charge of rurales, who with a dar ing amounting to foolhardiness, moved against a rebel battery, which mowed dewn men and horses almost to ex tinction. United States Consulate Injured. The streets on which the fighting occurred present a dilapidated ap pearance. One of the buildings which suffered most is that in which the American consulate-general was lo cated and from which the consul anu his staff were forced to flee. Ambulances of the Red and White Cross early were seen whirling away from the federal rear with loads of wounded, many, cf whom were citi zens, including boys and women of the lower classes. Warnings From the Embassies. Almost within a stone's throw of each other these two fighting forces, each armed with more, than twenty cannon, are tearing at each other's throats and they expect to continue the struggle regardless of the inci dental less of life. The diplomats by telephone notified their nationals, when fighting appear ed inevitable, to take care of them selves in the best way possible. Ma deio had refused or had neglected to answer the note in which he was asked if he would be able to give protection to the foreign residents and Diaz, in replying to a similar request, had frankly acknowledged his inabil ity to do so. Americana Flee for Their Lives. The City of Mexico. Anticipat ing an early resumption of hos tilities, more than six hundred Ameri cans fled from their homes to tem porary abodes in the outskirts of the city, where the danger of the fire will be minimized. Ambassador Wilson, on information from the national palace, knew that the government planned a crushing blow. Determined to save the Amer icans, if possible, he rented numerous houses to which, under flags of truce a?ents of the embassy hurried ir mo tor cars as many women and chil dren as would agree to be trans ported. The capital was quiet at night but the fugitive foreigners, filled with horror by the frightful bombardment of the last two days, needed little urging. While the bombardment was far heavier than on the preceding day, the probable loss cf life was smaller. The casualties are estimated at not less than 300 dead and 1,500 wounded In the two days' fighting. Besides two American women who were killed, several Americans have been wounded. But the total number of native noncombatants injured was undoubtedly small. I Postmaster of Lawaon Dead. John A. Buchanan,, postmaster it Lawson, died at his home the other day. He was 73 years old and '.s survived by one son and three daugh ters. He was a Civil War veteran and served under General Sherman. Gov. Hodges Issued a parole :t, B. F. McLain of Shawnee county, sent to the penitentiary some 23 years ago for life for the murder of his 11-months-old baby. McLain was convicted on the testimony of bis wife. ill The reports from tho Diaz head quarters that his losses have been negligible are received with some doubts. ' About 10 o'clock at night there was sharp' action for a few minutes by a federal battery against the rebel po sition, but at 11 o'clock the city was tranquil, with all the street lights out: Diaz Stands His Ground. , The City ot Mexico. Mexico's cap ital was torn asunder again by shot and shell. Gen. Felix Diaz, in command of the rebel forces, fortified and entrenched In and around the arsenal, had held, his ground against the federals. He had done more than this. He had subjected the city to a more terrible bombardment than that of the day before. He had. enlarged his zone of action, and had sent forces against the national palace. ' Over at the arsenal, General Diaz calmly directed the operations. He characterized them as solely defen sive. He, too, was optimistic. The number of dead and wounded cannot even be estimated, but it is large. For two hours during the morning the rebel gunners rained shot and shell at the loft structures of the city, from the roofs of which federal sharpshooters and machine gunmen had attempted to rake the insurgents in the trenches and behind the barri cades of the arsenal. The shells from the heavy , guns were timed, the explosions throwing thousands of bullets into the roofs, ef fectually clearing for a time at least these buildings of the picked men from the federal troops. An American Woman Killed. One American woman was killed and another fatally wounded by ex ploding shells. Some of the rebels' shells and not a few rifle bullets reached the national palace, but none did much damage. It is not believed that Diaz seriously contemplates at the present time an attack on Madero's headquarters, how ever. Madero has promised to make a cohibined assault on the rebel posi tions, but the operations indicate that Diaz has much in reserve. On the first day of the battle it was the gov ernment forces which burned their powder. Then it was the rebels' turn to be aggressive. Diaz brought forth heavier guns than he had used before. Rebels Mere Aggressive. The City of Mexico. The fifth day of fighting in the capital ended at nightfall. Firing was continued un:ii after sundown. President Madero himself had stated two hours earlier that General Huerta, assuming new tactics, would renew his efforts for the subjugation uf Diaz. It was authoritatively stated thit the government forces were planning to take the rebel positions by assault between 6 and 7 o'clock in the even ing, but the day's operations came to an end with the federals only feebly on the aggressive. Another Day of Terror. It was another day of terror for thousands of noncombatants. These included large numbers of foreigners, who could find in no part of the cUy a spot free from danger. Shells raked the principal streets of the carjital and tore their way into private homes and business buildings, as well as through the public struc tures for which they were intended. Bullets from machine guns and rifles penetrated all corners, finding lodgment in buildings even in the re mote sections, unofficially, but tacit ly designated as the neutral zone. Foreign Legations Damaged. The Cuban and Belgian legations were made untenable, the occupants seeking refuge elsawhere. Th French consulate suffered a fate similar to that of the American consulate several days ago, the con sul transferring his office to his coun try legation. Both government and rebels Insist that they will fight to a finish. KILLED A RED CROSS LEADER There' Seems" to b3 No Respect for the Laws of Civilized Warfare in Mexico. Washington. D. C. The president of the Mexican Red Cross was killed during the battle in the streets of the City cf Mexico, it was reported !n dispatclis which said neither the Red Cross nor the White CrcBs was being respect I by the federal forces. The White Cross reports it is cariu? for 1.200 wounded. Some members of the latter, detected by Diaz's men conveying ammunition, were put to death. End to a Former Missouri Mayor. William W. Brown, former mayjr of Higelow, died in a hospital In Sr. Joseph. He ' was 3S years old. At one time he was editor of the Nebras ka City (Neb.). Press, and later was deputy city treasurer of Chicago. Following out the directions cf the state senate the Kansas public util ities commission soon will Investigate the 10 million dollar bond issue of the Vnion Pacific Railroad. These bcr.Js were issued In May, 1901.