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I ..'=1 J' :VOLUMEXVin. NO. 104. The Weekly ReglMer, Th« Dally Register, , established 1SI7. EtUblished ia87. lOLA, KS., FEB. 24, 1915—WEDNESDAY EVENING. Successor to The lola Dally Regisler, The lola Daily Record and The iola Daily Index. Sjc SIX PAGES UOXT i>ISFRA>THI!«*: TIIK LAHOK SCHOOLS REPOBLIG'S ROCK EI>r( ATH»>AI, I'Kltll.E^ES OM-Y HERITAIJE OF THE LCMVLY 0>ES J 'o»r Man 's Roail Tax K M-JIS Ip Molor (ar R4>iids Hhiill 'Wealth Deny , Ids Children Schools! THE WEATHER FOREfAST FOR Iti>SAS: Fair |4>- iiikHit and Thnradajr; not much cluiBge in |eni |>erutHre. Data recordod at the local office of the U, S. Weather Bureau: Tompcrature—Highest yesterday 3 |). in., 37; lowest this morning 7 a. in., jiormal for today, 3S; e-xcess since .TafiHiiry l8t, 400 degrees. Precipitation for 24 hours ending 7 a. nj today. 0; total for present month to 'liUo, ;5.."it);excess since January Ist, ;{.77 inches River stape 7 a. m. today, "i.S feet. liolativo liiiiuldity 7 a. ni. today, S.'> P<'r ('('lit: b:tfometor roiiiiccd to sea level, inches. SunriBi' today, 7:01 a .ni.; ;^inset, f.: IM p ni. iiniuit urn I in IDE miSE HGIUIISr J^NTHE >ELS<>> [ lllsniARf.'En EI .S .HOItE .MA.> AT IIEARIMJ. CIVIL OEBT. THE COORTHEIO I'KOSEd TIO> FAII .En W HEM TON- TRAM WITH rox W AS rRODIlEi) Kditor Ro£;ister:- In your issii.> .of • thr 22nd inst. I road '•From :i i!:iclv .N'umli(?r or Clodh(pppj," who in spoak- ins of tlie bonds for a 7\ew lii^h school buildinar. says, ; 1 aiii auainst it," ' "There has been 'a new jail talked of. a-new. school house, and repairs for tlie power -house «lilch would lake some ,|200 ,CCKI. Whero Is the money t.o gome from?" ILet us see; the new' jail, which was a county affair, wase'l,irainated by the - voltes of the people-; last .November. The water and light giant is self-sus- • talnin.?; tl:e money Is in the city tieasnrv NOW to meet that expense. So there is nothing left but the high - >;ch( ol bonds to be ciidside red. 1 ; ra at a loss to knqwlwhy >lr. Pees shoiiid allow himself to be so mislead n? in his statements. If he in' trnd ?d that excess ^of $120.()^>0 as a "bufaboo." then hei* manifestly unfair, bath tg the school and to the tax- p :iyir; unfair, in that .-he attempted to deerfve the voter as to the amount rc^ljy needed; he is Uhjiist in that he wants to disfranchise: the siu.all taxpayer and the no-tas-payer, wherein he intiniHtcs that thejr ought not vote on this proposition, because they pay little or no taxes. Ho'and I imperiled our Mvps fnrtlie fiai which stands for that princijile "that all men,land women tool are created free and equal." Has any man-a right to try to " prevent, by a threat, that he will not . eriiploy any one who may vote for the brinds? What Is that but intimidation :i aiid a sp«cies of disfranchisement? 1 j taught in the lola school when there "were 140 pupils enrolled and there :' was not room enough''for the classes ; .necessary to accommodate the pupils. • The valuation of s\iiool diftrirt No. li' ist,"$6.20S.r.3.i, |S0,0ftO in bonds made ^. to rlin 20 years draw-fijg per cent interest -will be worth, $lt >0 ,CMn) at the end of, that period. This will rcQuire an annual rate of .f»>l^ on the dollar , provided the whole amftunt was to run . the full time: hut, if the interest and '; one annual payment qt .$4,0 ("M> is made l I 'lcn' vear, at the end df fourteen years i the debt will be paid ivtid there will be , a balance to the credit of the district of $l.Cifc5.94. . The indivi-cjual who has a valuation of $lm> wijl pay per ' annuHi for fourteen years. . J read with interest and amazement • the communication in jast ni.^ht s Hes: i:~ter ! in regard to the high school • preposition. ^ ' . Thi*n' are those who favor .i new high school because they ,kn <iw its urgent '^ped. There arp thns<' who op- T pose it. because they do not r'^alizf ; this I am sf.rprisod that the writer ;• o? |that article propos«:i.= abolishing llif ' hi.eti school altogether; •• ^ Read what he sayy: I -First, we take the. view ^ that jn- ; stiiutions of learnirjg. higher than - th.i eighth grade; or common ; school course, should not be on th« tax roll, for the reason t 'lat rh( pupils of, SO per rent of our thipayers n .^vjer attend any i <igh ; achool; so whV shquld f^* per-cent (i our tax payees -who never re- leive any benefits from. :iigh school he compeUed to supi ^ort thenr? When; the taxpayer gives til ea -h and evrry pmpil a common ;; ."^(liool education his obligation -" .4ioUld cease, und.Vh .Ht education the pupil receives thereafter should be jiai 1 for by the pupil or I parent because they receive the benefitSi fronil sani*;; every pupil and pai^ont EJhould be too i.roud i spiriied to de))end.i|n c larily after • thcv have rccynv ed-ith»- neces.~aries / of life. " . The free public school corner St me of ourvgov • proi>oses to take av^ay the one • tution wh ch is the ipor man s college. : Because, its he saysV'l-'v«:ry pupil and ; parent should be tsw proud spirited r to depend on charity, after they have .V received the necessaries of life." Charity indeed! Jir, liiboring man, ' fand VP are all labbring men). Mr. ; Common Citizen, hov*' do;.you like this • sentiment? Where would your child ' or 'my child be placcd'TTlhese sentiments were carried >out. ; ; In' accord with thRse views 1" per V rent of the children (if lola tnight have i; received an education and SO per cent i would be barred. ; Read Mr. Vezie's second suggestion: 4 ; It seems to mt? tiat If; the Board : '/f Education of lo\'» schools would f • iwlitel.v request thJil all non-resident high school niipils should attend- other school^ in the county, and thereby save WT jalready overburdened taxpayers from mortgaging themselves" $80.0<>«.00 I believe thp pupils wquld s«e the Jus• . tiee of the request and comply with same. But K a request on ; the i>art of our Boartf of MncaUon i did not answer thje purpose, why ' . not appeal to our'i:epresentatives Mr. Travis and Mr; Klein and have .; ihem amend the; Barnes high school law that . high school pupils should attend the school I nearest their honites. • The writer of |hat article would CAICHT l> ArT OK KOBKERY. A THIEF TIRXS rro> (LE.n S.MITH. Youth ;>Vas Felled nith Klaekjaek and ,;Wiis Fitiind rnciHiseioiis hy His rarent.s. Surprised in tlie act of robbing the home of R. O. Smith. .)2:5 South State street last midnight, a burglar turned upon Clem Smitl*, aged 16 and beat him into insensibility. The boy was found unconscious upon the floor by his parents when they returned from a lodge meeting shortly lafter twelve o'clock. Mr. and -Mrs. Smith and their son had been in attendance at a meeting of the Woodmen of the World. Clem loft the lodge ha.ll shortly before bis parents. Arriving home, he noted that the front door was open but, thinking that it had been left that way by some member of the household, went around to a s'de door and entered. There was ho light in the house but an arc light en tlie corner shed its rays through the rooms. • .As young Smith went from the dining room itito the living room a man leaped froiii behind a shadow and struck him on the forehead with some blunt instrument. The young man fell to the tloor uncons<-ious and was in such a 'state when his parents arrived fifteen minutes later. An investigation shovyed that the robber had not had time to ransack the house and that aside from stealing s-ome sir.all ch;.uge from Clem Smith's pocket nothing of value was missing. The young man was not seriously injured but was able to be up and around as usual today. \ small gash was cut in hisMiead and the scalp was ba'lly bruised. "I believe that the robber had just er-.tered the house when my son arrived h.ime." said Mr. Smith this aft.^r- nron •Kvidently flie intruder had just gone in at the front door while C'eni wiiB entering by a side door. When the burglar heard Clem coming he hid until th" opportunity to attack was favorable." Mr. Smith, said that he had left his fn^nt door unlocked last night. .Iiislire Hollared Thai if Anj Sinn Mas l>iti> i'roseriiiinir Witness II >Vus Less Than *:»M». is the rhief rnment. He Insti- compel the farmers to do all their trading in the towns nearest them. Tlie sihe.ols of lol.i do draw and will inijiire iM >ople of means to move to lola for the purpose of edvrcattng their children. Vr. Ve7 :te 's ar.trunient if put into jira'^tice would drive a large per cent of the tav-payin^ element, from our city, because of the 'nek of educational advantages. Read hi'; misleadinc statemonl of Ida's population in ISfc.': Iola built her pr'-^^ent iiiir!i school biiilding when i-he had a population of 12 .rit" and it seems ' ra'hi'r .'^iugularthat now when her iMijuilation is l .^ss tlian S.OJtu vhat we ^holllr| he called upon to.-build . .•n S'^i .1-'o .fiii high s"hool when all t'le school buildings vre now have in Mie cilv only cost $ S 4, I "HI .0 O . It is I'ossible that there may be some nraft in this movement? I Th-- records are opi^n to .Mr. .Vozie the same as to any other citizen, tola's l>o)uilation in yMy». a year after the school building was erected, was ll.i.'irV Tliese mis-statements do not iniiine one to give him very serious consideration We belifve the records will not si ;stain Mr. Vezie's statement as the t(-;al cost of the school buildings of lola. For over twenty years I was directly associated -.vith the Hoard of Fdue'a- tion. I know the tiiankl^ss task that is tlieirs; 1 know the hours of patience and tireless effort they make; i know: t'..- long niid-night iiours they toil for the wj'lfpre of the cnild of the poor as well as for that of, the child of the ricti; yet it remains'for the writer of t 'i.-it r'rti'le to offer the fir'rt sugees^ lion I l.ave ever heard, thot trraff m'-zhl he at the bottom of the desire for srnool.advantages. Doe.s that gen- tl.-man lielieie that "Frank Riddle. Paul Klein. W. K Ralston, Richard HTwing. C. U r-owan. and P.axter McClain are gr.Tfters- I do not. Mr. Vezie says: There is no question but what • taxation is already a burden to pe- cent of our taxpayers in lola. many of them tottering under the ioa;'. •^'et be wouW have those "tottering" ones pause long enough in their "tottering" to do all the voting. In this that gentleman harks back to colonial limes when the man of prosperity did all tV:e voting. .A certain English King when he needed money to carry on a war, said "What concerns aJl should interest all." Mr. Commo'n Citizen, do you agree with Mr. Vezie or with the English King, f I am surprised that any citizen of lola would propose the disfranchisement of any taxpayer of the town. Notice wherein he suggests that the "transient" taxpayer, no matter how- well in formed,'should not take a part .1. M. Samuels, of Klsmori', pioneer ciii/.en aii<l widely known in Wusiuess and political circles, w'a.-j exonerated of ;i clvarge of fraud by .lustico ii. M. -Nelson following a preliminary hearing yesterday (hiring which the accusation against the defendant was exhaustively investigated. "If there is any sum due to the coiii- plaining" witness, it is about |J4u iu- J-tead of 11,000." said the court, "and if th'.-re is any action that will lie, it is fi civil process. This Is merely a civil (iobt. nothing more. " ! Tike hearing drew nianj witnesses irom f;isinoic and Savonburg where the principals in the case were intiT mately known. Th<! whole history of tl'.e business transactions between \V. D. Cox and Mrs. tJertie Cox and .1. M. Samuels was bared before the court in tl:e form of books, accounts, letters and other instruments. .Mr. (."ox owned the Elsmoi-e elevator. He leased it to Mr. Samuels. It seems that a!v)iig.about .lune, I!U3. he became in need of money for operating pur- po.ses. lie secured a loan of Jl.iMHi from .Mrs. Co.x, giving a bill of ^ale I'tir 2.0011 bushels of corn. .\Ir. L'ox testified that he later de- m:-.ndod the corn but that Mr. Samuels ^oul<l not produce it. Attorney F. .1. l\vlei^. for the defense, sprung a surprise that proved the turning point in the case and caused the prosecution to fall flat in the estimation of the court. He introduced in eviijence a contract dated October S. 11U:{,.betwe"fen .Mr. Cox and Mr. Samuels showing that the former recognized the money due as a debt. .Notes had been made, one' for S:!On in favor of Mr. Cox and one for $l,uoO in favor of Mrs. Cox. Next .Mr. Oyler introduced an invoice and tii:\l settlement had between, Mr. Cox and .Mr. Samuels Noveinhi'r 1st. ll'l:;. The instrument show(id that Mr. Samuels bad paid all of his obligation to Mr. Cox and Mrs. Cox excepting tlu? sum of $210. ' . When the evideiiee was SMiuiiied up. lustici' Nelson declared that the testi- uioiiy iiresented woulci not sustain the ciiarce of fraud and ordered ibe dismiss.-ii of the defendant. "The testimony shows tliat tiie ti>!aU sum due .Mr. Cox is le.^^ tliiv« $:;00 " said the court, "and that all the traiis- act'oiis were made with the knowled.ire of the iiros^jeuting witnesses who realized tl'.ai grain would go in and oot of the .'levator ,a't fretpient intervals. Tbcri' was. therefore, no evidciKC of intent to defrautl." CoNnt .T .\tiorney Walla(;^ II. .Aader- f.on and .\ttoruey Charles II. .-\p( jKMred for the state, Mr. Afit siTving a.' r;'t liaKcounsel for Mr. Cox. DRY RALLY THURSOIIY KI6HI Koriiier <i.iwrn«>r I'aHersoiMo Speak In Kehiilf of V:iti«nal rn >hil>itien a( I'reslty'eriaM Ihureh. Former Covernor -Malcom R. Patterson will be the.sp^'aker at the pro- hibitir>ti rally to be iicUI in the First I-:esbvrerim dmrch to:t:orrow ui:.'ht. It wi'l bf; a mass meetin.g of the people and all are urged to attend. It i.s hoped to pack the cUure.h to hear i-hi .-j iuiPQitaut message. 'l)r. Russell, founder of the anti-saloon league, will he present and assi.-it in the uieetirij Cipv. Patterson in addition to being, former exei .-iuive of the suite of Tennessee, also is a former friend of tiie .-aloon ye now is not only e :v- governor hut ex-friend of tlie iiipior tr.ilfie. He will tell why at tlie meet- iitg tomorrow^ night. He is an eloquent s:jeaker, well forlifieii with faets ,-ind t'.c should be '-'iven a fine hearing. j "ROCKEp IN THE CRADLE OF THE DEEP, 99 rcoDjrrtant: Mt4: Brjaba I. MaCutcSwoa.1 (By thp A.x.xoelatPil Pre««^ London. Eng., F<ib. 24.—The British steamer Oakby was torpedoed by a Cicrman submaritie off Rye ycBter- (lay. The ciew was rescued by a fishing smack and landed at Ragale today. , ; i: • Herlin, Feb. 24.—The American steamer Carib was sunk last night off the Cterman eoast in the .Noi-th Sea, where she struck a mine, kt 'the time of the disaster the Crib wajs net using the route laid down in thfe German marine instructions; - ljuidon. Feb. 2:!.-—.Another American steamer, the Carib. has been destroyed by a mine off th* German coast, while a third Norwegian steamer, the Regin .has been torpedoed or destroyed by a minr off TK'ver. In litiie ':ase of the Regin all the crew were saved by British destroyers and. altn 'ougii not stated in the dispatciies fr(uii Picrlln. it is belie'ed that he crew of the Carib al.so eseaped. .Neitral .states thijs eontinuc to li <3 the L 'realrst siiffei^ers from the mine :in I siihnia.rini; warfare It is consid- ireil possible, however, that one or two iirilish steamers have suffered a simlU'.r late .one beint; overdue and irtiother hciiii: rei>orted blown up off Rye, A HMIfl FOR CHARLES F,8C0n;r —^-^'^-::rr '^'n PORK RARREL CHARBES MARE .STII-I. SHI T OFF IKOM THE oiTsiiu; \Mii;i,i» .Mivisi I:K.S V\,\\ i!i:.>io>sTi; V.] 'H0> FOR HIS HO.MIM'O.IIIM;. The Kecisl('r»s Editivf lo'V.e lleiiored ! Willi a >Varni (oceling on Saie Reliirii iriim I'crlldiis Irip. \Vi!h the arriv:i| heiue UMiMivrou- of Charles F t:"eoU, eiimr ol'.'i ;iie KrL- istiM'. it is e\pi'et'u that pi.ills for a greeting in 'eel.ebiatiou of ih.' Ii>i,-ins safe reluin home from his p.illinis journey will be eoiuiileted. .Mr.. .Seotf;; cousiint lor such a ilemonsi I'atir.ti i.s a!! that is lacking.' :\ iiH'cling of the Ministerial .\s- S'>iatiou of Inia .Mcmiiay. Mr. .Se.rlts. jouMiey. his mission and his iet'i<';i i lioilie wer.- siibj.-,ts cU' (list ussiori. .uii! it wi^s tile sentimetu of every nieni'ic:- of the assofiation t!:al tile cliiiirili s and liU' i>eople of lola siiould imlii ill soiiic idainly vi.-ib'h> iiiaiiie r t'.eir joy over the lelaa s safe iimi leeju '. 'Cliaries h". S-nlt |ia-; st'n.'il In-a!!.', beilird every liKilal ami e .n.iiin.'r. i movement this cji;. has ever known. ' said !i iiieniher. II" iia.,^ sac ri i i- ii; -i';• given of Ills tiU'i-. jus ii-S'i;i i. i-,; i energy in heli.-ilf ol us .iiel i f.-, i that v \4' sh(c,ilil let l.jni i .:r. •• ^.iii:c visual e\ideiici' of. our .'ippi-et i;iii"ii ol liis career aiuc.i'.u us," Follovvln-4 I '.ii • sni;gestliii. I'e inii'- isters deci'led la lM>Id a nia.-s ]••>;•- tlon ill one iif r !ii' chnrciie, of tii, ,!;y at which Mr .Scott S'M II h'- t'.'; |e -,M, liiiest ()]i;'ortui\il.v v.iIl-1.' Li..Ti f ,,• all those who ihsii" In t-' (Ml his :-:ire r'i iirni I ie uiil to speak to t''e jreoj.'lf- w '.i] to honor him. .\ rn'iMiiitt. (• l:a- ii'Mii :ippieji;e.l In wait upon .Mr. s. itt ii 'cn Ins ,i',;.:.l h-T'- ami .isiertain whc! dal' . il any, w:ll he :e,"-e|italile''!(jr t'.c. ina-s • tioii in his honor. ' The K'egisler goes to pres> ai;aiii ,tiiiiiirlU iiilliiMil tlic i -d*- (oiiiary (Mnupiele dige>l <il the diijS ne \*s. Tlie «ire'< are still (Idwii (III lelegrapli lines and Hie li 'lcpiiiiiie. ser» Ice ha.S iioi >et rtcdvcred I'riim lf> iteniiir. ali/ed (•(.iiiiiiioii.' A few iiica^'rc ilispalclics have coiiie tliroiigli riMinil -alxMil riuiles todaj, ii is ointiileiiMy expecled the iicxi few hours Hill I be usual ciliciciil service KANSAS SENATE (HA.MIIER SIK.NE OF VERKAL It.VTTEE. and I hat vcc >Vui;gener anil Ennihertsnn Clash Over Ap|iri>|irisiliiins lor Atchl. Min Orphans Home. ri'^iorcd. 111. 5. SEEKS UNDERSTANOIIiG Coniniuniealioiis Veiled in Secrecy all- Oi>|>alchcd In Rnlii (ieriiia- iiv and IVgland. iiav. I oil \U \-J. V llie llllllOSi iia.s u'.il li'- BRITISH ( l.OSi: TWO ;|iin;;'e|i, I'ch. 'j::. -I'miinsMl;:; I M.'II iiiade iiilnniially by the I Slat..; ueu'riimeiii to holli- I'-riiain :ind C'rniaiiy liiig^eiit- i.a.^is inr an iiiidei-.^laudiim 111" .subj'-ci nf rnod.-i'utTs ior Mie civil- i.iii .iiopiilai inn (if licliiyeicii r.s and i siilirn.-rrnir- warfare ai;ainsi niere.'iani ' .sli i ps. i These prupos.-ils havi; been gu;irdi.-d -ecrcey ;,n,| .'iiclr iiaC- n reve.-lle'l liy ouie.ials who ,'ire reliii'iaiu lo discus.s 'liem tie- eans" of tiic ili.'licacy of tin; negolia- tinris. , ' HKiiiillaueously, with Ihr^; nvcdation !n!ii-.l,i ihat a Mew move ji.iij beeji ilia il ly tile \\ :.i.,! jn-uin gio-ein iiieiit canic dispatchi's lelling of ilo,' blowing up oi a second Anii'rican vessel, i!ie st-amsliip Cairo, near the C.erinan Ji,ro,-isi, ,111 iJicideiu vvhic-ii increased .|'(li'' anxiety nil tile piirt of ollii-ials 1 for an early undersrandlng vviih bel- .. I ligerenis on je:jii;ing i|Ui-.siioiis. I'll V.NM: I.S. i -fii'; wreck of the lirsr vi'ssid. the ! Kv'lyn. wa.s vicweji by. President Wil- 'iia ! Haters Itetvveeii England. Seoliami I jiiiil Ireland Restrictcil. >EITRALS MAY ISE (ONVOVS fContlnued on page 2) Scandinavian >ati<in« • I'^Kjiose >Viir. shiji Esrorl.« for Vessels. Iv'indon, »b. 23.—A Copenhagen dispatch to the Exchange Telegraph- company says the S(iandinavian conference has decided to recommend the trial of naval convoys ror neutral mer chant ships. Negotiations .wjU be opened with London aad Berlin, with a view to obtaining a permit for warships of any of the three Scandinavian countries tja convoy merchantmen belonging to those countries. . fThe question'of the number, of ships which one warship will be allowed to convoy and the, right to enter tiie territorial waters of the belligerents also will be a matter of negotiation. Yinir Lunic HIng !«hot in the Lunir. San Francigco, Feb. 23.—A tong war which has been disturbing the Oriental quarters ot half j. doten coast cities lately, broke out afresh in San Francisco's Chinatown today; Ying Lung Hing of the Suey Sing Tong was shot through the lung by two Chi nese said to be members of the Sen Seuy 'i'ung Tong. • I'.riiish .\d-I 4 Irish I •h.iiiii' ! w a; 1 • r - i;. i! • ,•; and from ri;r.itc aci'idi'ni, dur- lo the os-ihle failure' of the captain t^i heed |he lierniaii admiraliv's in.~i ructions I, •spei-iinu ih London, l^'^b Ti miralty aiiiir)iinces Hi,, and, the .Norili ClKim -.i- beiw-eeii l-:iiglaMd ••iiul Scntlaiel Irelanfl. haie h'en resiriele.l naviiiHtion fro mtoday.- | The southern cnirance to rin- Irisiil Channel known as St. teorge'.-^ Chan-! nel. is l)etvveen Carn.->ore Point, cm I'le! Irish coast, and St. l-iaviil's Hi 'ad, mi' the 0[iposite co.-ist of W;iles. Certain I areats of th'is ciianne! iiave been j closed to navigation by ihe ailmiraWi ty's orders, which also re'ijiiiie tli;i'; all traffic wigh.ing to proceeii throuili i • ^ the .North Channel, niusi pa'-s to tio>: l.\,sri/rs FOFJ X.HKIMI'W WII.MEV. southward ot. Rathlin Island, between] sunrise and sunset.' .No ship will he ,s(ranssl)iinr, (iernians Tore Klonse allowed vyithiu'foiy;. mrles of Raiiilin Front a l'as*«'nirer. Island, between sunset and sunrisi;. Geneva. Feb. 2:;.—A party ^ Americans iuiludiug I wo CAHTER IIAKKISON HEATEM ^ were insuite,i in a crowded stiition at Str.nissburg by loi anon of its miHe itvlds. ()IIicials tonigiit vv<-rij inclined I iliink the Carib (ii.sast(-r was of a '.inilar na.tiiie iiioni;li they li.nl ini of- cial advireis. .\.S lo tie' plnpoSills MliUle lO the liel iL:erents 1! Is k-uoWn iha; they are of ;sr-reac!;ing importarn-.-. Tliey wer<; tnliodieil in a conrnh-niial fni'Uioran- ilum wiiich both .-Vmbas^.-olors Page and C,.rard w.ri', insirmied hy Pri^si- lient Wilson to take up inioriiialiy with Ihe ri-sp'-ct.jve foreii;!) ollic.-a at London and P.erlin. . of six women, railway soldiers. Eacly Retiinu in Chicaeo rriniarv In | Sunday because iiiey were speaking dieate Sweitzer Has Wmi. English. One .American was injurpd • on the liead with 'the butt'of a rifle Chicago. Feb. 2:?.— Early returns t(nd one woman had her blouse torn from today's primary-election indicate I off. that Robert Sweitzer has defeatefl i Carter Harrison for the Democratic' nomination Tor mayor by 7i ),0o<'. Har | ry Olson, chief justice of the munici-i Quincy, III., pal court, and William' Hale Thomi.- FMTEn CEREAl. MILES AFIRE. Feb. 2;!.—Fire broke out at ii\idnighr in the plant of the son are'lessThan T 'oozen "^otes apaVt • Cnited Cereal Mills, Ltd., the largest in the first S.OOO votes counted for the icereal factory in the - world. The Republican nomination. The woman 's j plant, is situated on the river front vote apparentlv is in the same prop,)r in the heart of the manufacrurvng dis tion as the men. "rice. The fire is spreadmg nort^. To|iel<a, K.'li. Jl.— I'ork barn-l cliargca tlcvv back and fori It in the senate chamber yesterday in one of the most acrimonious and peevish af- ternooss of the session. S'^nat^r F. C. Price of (lark county, ordinarily a most const rvative senator, cbargeil a large number of the senators with attempting to back up On. a bill because "the |iork barrel has been threatened." when an effort was made to rcconsiiler the vote by Senator J. H. Stavely of Osage County, -who declared he would vote, against all ap- [iropriatiiin bills lii] the end of the session if ilo' bill were passed. Seiiatnr I 'ric e and Senator Stavely ordiiiarly ;ire the *best of friends, having been seatni.-iles on the Republican side of tile senate for four conseeu- iTve sessinns,- lint thcy parted company yesterday on Senator .Limeg Malone 's II''.:!! school aid bill. Senator Price threatened if the .senators heed ed Senator Stave|y',s threat against their aiipropri.itions. that he would issue a similar threat to vote against all ajiiiropriation bills. He said his threat could otTsi^t Slavidy's. • Later in the afternoon Senator W. P. I.amlierfson in r"plying to Senator litilie I'. Wagg'iier's statements in be half- of the .Vtcriisim Orphans' Home, stated that tlier,' exists in the senate a "dignilieil pork barrel." The senator from Brown coun.-y also severely criticised till-, met'hods of the senate committee on committees, headed by Sen ;iior A. H. Carney, one of the Dem ocratic leaders, in appointing sena- i4«-s from the districts affected to act as senate conferees on appropriation bills. .Senaior Lambertson said that Senator Waggener hatl been appoint- efl tirst conf';re(^on behalf of the sen ate upon the orphans' home appropriation bill, and in tlie case of the other institutions a similar course was iiursiierl by the Democratic iCOmmit- ice on committees in naming conferees The House. Senator lL.ambert- .-:on said. Ui'Ver namf 'd members in whose riistricts any state institutions are located fo net as conferees. . for the reason riiat the house at the beginnini: of tlie session adopted a rule that Pn member in whose county there js a state institution coiUd serv<. as a member of the ways and means committee. In the senate, on the other hand, nearly every senator in whose district there is a big state institution is a member of the ways and meau .s committee. To add to the harmony of the afternoon Senator Fialie Waggener. in- a polite manner insisted that I>ambert son had not tol.d the truth ih opposing $.^0 ,Oiiii worth of building appropriations for the .-Vtchi'son . orphans' home, and produced affidavits from Atchison people to prove it. Senator lambertson denied the truth' of the afPda-vits ard offered to introduce four members of the house to prove tha truth of his statements. In addition some 5 -artIing charges of mismanagement of the .\tchison home under Democrati^managemenc wt -re made hy Senator T-imberison. ,\ MORESHIPSGO ' TO THE BOIIOM ItRITISH STEAMER OAKHY MEETS M ITH tJERMAX Sl'BMARIJiE. GREATEST VICTORYIN RISTORY THAT IS THE liEH«A> (•|,\IM OVER RISSIANS l> I'OEAMI. ' The Entire l 'o |Hilali <)n of Herlin Felc- hriites Ihe Snreess of kaiser's Fightinu' Men. P.erlin. via Ijjndon. Feb. 2S.—The hitest officiar report of Field Marahiil Vnn Hindenburg's -Victor.v. in East Pr'issia shows that it is far more complete than was at first thought. Entiiiisiasm has broken out anew in the Cerman capital, and those residents of Porlin who had taken in their fUms after the annoancement of the . earli.r ]ihases of the battle are flying them again, more profusely than lant week. The press reflects the exultant tone o! the |ieople The Ijokal An'zelger 'B remarks indicate the general tenor ot th .e nevvspaiier cnmntent. It says: Torn, torn asuniler and crushetl to earth are the battle ranks of the czar of all the Russians, the proud hope of the Triple Entente. The Russian Tciitli army, consisting of eleven divisions anil a number of cavalry divisions, has iiractically ceased to exist. Thousands lay bleeding and silent on he ground; other tens ot thousands streiciied up their hands, while the scanty remnants fled in affrighted haste Some troops still maintained their orgtinizations, but many were dis "olved ..Men lost their heads and riislied away like vvild herds, seeking refuge in the forests, while the pur- . suit roared behind them. ••Waterloo Eeliitsed." "The acliievetnent;s of our troops, consisting of vetertips and new recruits, seetrl to have been superhuman. It is not vainglorious to say that Hlttecher's victory of Belle Alliance (the Prussian tei'm for Waterloo) following the iitirsiiil of .Napoleon' and the annihil.iUon of his best armies, are ecliiisei by what has just occurred. PhH .'ciiers troops ha<l waited for weeks in comfortable quarters. The concentration inartjhes as NapoJfHjn apiiroached were insignificant in com [larison with the distances just covered in the East. While part of the troops were engaged in fighting in fixed positions tor weeks the others maile forced march(?s for days. Then followed a nine days' battle, which closed with the pursuit. i "It is a well known fact' that the pursued can run faster than the pursuer. .Nevertheless pur troops, though •wearied of incessant marching and fiuhting. kept close upon thi heels of tile Russians, not ietttng thJm escape Iroiii their steel-like grasp.- "Wlien tile Russian commander-in- chief vvas announcing "Our troops in the vicinity of i .Augustowo are gradually withdrawing from the zone of fiL 'hting,' tiie last remnants of the Tenth army v*«'re laying down their arm- in the forests near Augu8tov»o and in nortiiwest Qrodno. ;The victory whik-h resulted In the largest number of prisoners ever taken in open battle, was also the most coniplete in the world'.? history." i 'luniliers Are Convicted. I Bv the .\«si)<Ma tod Prens; Oes Moines. la., Feb. 24.—The thirty-six master plumbers oh trial since February 10th charged with,violation of the Sherman .Anti-trust law, were convicted hy a jury in the federal court t(xlay. .ludge Pollcick will pass sentence later. Miss Wis. Beatty has come from her home in Pleasanton, Kas., for a short visit with her sister, -Mrs. E. P. Slack. The motion picture houses of the town have made another change in admission prices. Manager Wheaton announcing a return to the five cent admission for tonight. This comes about, so Mr. WheiitOQ says, not because it is impossible to succeed at the increased price.ibut because of yje extra attraction other- entertainment houses are offering at the • ten-cent price. Mrs. L. R. Herrell, who has beei^ here since Saturday viBiting Mrs. C. E. Done, left this afternoon for • her home in Stratton, (Jolo, : _ _

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