• From every indication, this is going to be a fine winter for hunting wolves and coyotes in Franklin County, as well as in other counties in Kansas. Reports are numerous of a plentiful supply of wolves in the county — many of them having escaped from the lines of the big neighborhood hunts last year. Some farmers have said that coyotes are more plentiful this year than rabbits and jackrabbits.

• TOPEKA — The initial steps in the organization of a Progressive Party in Kansas were taken yesterday afternoon at the conference of Progressive leaders held in Representative Hall. A motion offered by William Allen White, Progressive national committeeman for Kansas, and adopted by the 200-odd Progressives present, men and women covered the ground. It provided for the instruction of the provisional officers to proceed with the organization of the voting precincts and the election of county committees to report at another conference to be held in Topeka on Lincoln’s birthday.

• As a step toward converting all flat-rate patrons of the water system to the meter-rate system, the board of water and light commissioners will present an ordinance to the city council tonight that will provide for a change in the rating. The ordinance will provide that the department shall have the right to discontinue the flat rate system to certain classes of services by specified times. If the patron does not make steps to change over to the meter system by the time specified, his water will not be shut off, but there will be a 50 percent increase over the flat rate on which he is getting water at the time. If the ordinance is passed, the department will order the flat rates to be discontinued by degrees.