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THE TOPEKA DAILY STATE JOURNALS-TUESDAY EVENING, MARCH 14,1911,
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TO BE NO PARTIALITY.
Captured Americans Mast Take Their
Chances 'With Mexicans.
vw York. March 14. What may
be considered in effect the official
Mexican reply to recent representa
tions said to have been made by the
United States asking as liberal treat
ment as possible for Americans caught
bearing arms on Mexican territory is
contained in a statement made here
this afternoon by Jose Limantour,
Mexican minister of finance.
In substance it is indicated that cap
tured American allies of the revolu
tionists will have to take their chances
with their Mexican companions. The
intimation is strong that no preferen
tial treatment can be accorded them.
This is considered to mean under mar
tial law they might be . summarily
tried and executed. -
Minister Limantour, after reading ad ,
dispatches from El Paso, Tex., outlin
ing the alleged activities of Americana
in Mexico, particularly in the destruc
tion of railroad property and in the
supply of arms and ammunition, said
he could not help being greatly an
noyed by such reports and those of a
character which he declared clearly
showed that Americans have been
more active than Mexicans in north
western Mexico. He added that Amer
icans who have allied themselves with
the insurrectos can scarcely expect
protection under their own flag and it
would seem obvious that they should
take their chances when committing
depredations upon property under a
foreign flag. .
Speaking more in detail on this point,
Mr. Limantour. said: .
"I am firmly convinced that, except
for the sympathy, financial support
iind actual participation in conflicts of
Americans the insurrection in Chihua
hua and Sonora could not long con
tinue. . .
"Almost daily one reads of the par.,
taken by Americans and they are the
only known leaders except Madero.
"This r- rning's dispatches report
that a young American, a former brok
er in New York, so it is claimed, is
leading a band of desperadoes along
the lines of the National Railways of
Mexico and the Mexican northwest to
ward Juarez and that they have torn
up additional ttretches of track on
"I wonder if those individuals and
other Americans who have had any
sympathy, or taken any cart in that
insurrection, realize the full signifi
cance and importance of their attitude
"As is pretty generally known the
line of the Mexico National railway
between Juarez and Torreon is prac
tically out of service, because of the
depredations committed by Mexican
rebels and American sympathizers. In
the territory served by that stretch of
railraod some SO, 000 people are em
ployed in the mining industry. Prac
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New York Herald, "is spurmax beautify
ing and inexpensive. This made into a
face lotion is marvelous for clearing, beau
tifying and preserving the complexion.
"Any woman can make this lotion by
getting four ounces spurmax from the
druggist, dissolving in a half-pint hot wa
ter and adding two teaspoonfuls glycerine.
This gently massaged into the skin be
comes invisible, does not rub off easily
like powder, and for a natural aid to
beauty cannot be equaled.
"This spurmax lotion is far superior to
powders, cosmetics or skin foods and
quickly corrects a rough, oily shiny, sal
low or lifeless condition, giving the com
plexion a smooth, satiny tone. Once you
try it, you will have no further use for
he Santa Fe
tical suspension now prevails in that
section of Mexico.
"This means that not only are
thousands of honest people thrown out
of employement but also that when
idle they are incited by some of their
disloyal countrymen and by irrespon
sible Americans to join the insurrec
tionary movement under promise of
"Once again I appeal to the good
sense and sober judgment not only of
my own people, but also of all the
true Americana to think carefully be
fore even expressing a definite opinion
regarding the Mexican situation and
certainly before giving the movement
any support even of a moral char
acter." STILL ANOTHER VETO.
Regents Consolidation Bill Will Be
Governor Stubba will veto the board
of regents bill. This io i.,i. -r
will send the veto to the legislature
either late this evening, or early to
morrow morning. All the other impor
tant bills excepting this one consoli
dating the boards of the educational
institutions into one board have been
disposed of bv his e-rcell
veto or O. K. The utilities bill reached
ins oreice toaay ana he is expected o
sign it tod..y.
The governor has sent telegraph
messages to educational authorities all
over the country asking for their
opinion in regard to this board of re
gents bill and he himself has been giv
ing ine Din close study for three days.
It is known that h ,.
-- -. . .. n"" unii lavurs
the idea of consolidation of boards, for
&u expressed nimseir in his message
to the legislature, but it is known that
he does not like the details of the plan
as worked out by the bill. So he will
veto the measure late today or early
tomorrow. In fact it la ,im0t
. , . . , - ' ....v..,,. tri mill
that he will exercise the veto power in
mis instance toaay.
County Attorney Asks for Two Against
County Attorney Simon has con
ceived the idea of driving his liquor
prosecutions home bv getting injunc
tions on the places raided. These in
junctions from the district court for
bid the enjoined from keeping any
liquor in their houses for even their
Injunctions have been issued against
A. F. Colson and F. W. Daugherty, in
dividually, and as the Colson Hotel
company operating the Throoo hotel;
against Fred Ross and Woodford
Fowler, managers of the Chesterfield
,tei- and Emil Barbour, clerk, and
Id Wright, porter; against Jube Jor
dan. William and George Baker and
against John Tassell and his wife
Catherine, keepers of nuisances in the
Judge Pollock Ordered Warrants Is
sued for Evans and Smith.
Wichita, Kan.. March 14. Judge
John C. Pollock in the federal court
here today ordered warrants issued
ror Lewis Evans, Dighton, Kansas
and George W. Smith, Syracuse. Kan-
sas. charging them with attempting
io uriue huge gxana jurors at the
September term of federal court in
It is said Evans and Smith an
proached three jurors to get them to
use their influence to prevent the in
dictment of Mr. Naftzger on a charge
of handling postage stamps stolen
ADDS TO CHARGES
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Another Installment Aimed at
Filed Today With State Board
COVER A WIDE RANGE.
Aimed Principally at Maltreat'
ment of Inmates.
Secretary Bowman Says Charges
Will Be Proved.
Additional charges were today filed
with the board of control against Dr.
T. C.; Biddle, superintendent of the To
peka state hospital. These charges
will result in an investigation of the
asylum at the hands of the board. The
new charges are much stronger and
far more dangerous than those pre
sented to the board several weeks ago.
The charges are being prosecuted
by W. F. McLaughlin of 700 East Sev
enth street, a former employee at the
hospital. Many of the charges are
made by persons who are now or who
have been employed at the institution.
McLaughlin this morning alleged that
the board would not grant a hearing
in the case, although H. C. Bowman,
chairman of the board recently stated
to the State Journal that he would
promptly investigate any and all
charges against any institution under
the supervision of the board. Mc
Laughlin went before Bowman with
his charges today. He was accom
panied by a State Journal representa
tive. As soon as the charges were pro
duced by McLaughlin, the chairman
of the board said he would go to the
bottom of the matter.
It is claimed in the new charges
that patients were beaten and mis
treated and that several of them came
to their death through the conduct of
employees who were under Dr. Bid
die's supervision. It is also claimed
that Biddle ordered employees to beat
and club inmates who did not obey
rules. Young women who were em
ployed at the asylum, declare that
Biddle's actions toward them were In
sulting. In a letter presented to the board,
H. J. Roberts of the Shawnee grocery
company said: .
"I wish to make the statement that
John Green, a patient In ward E, 2,
lay ill in bed for eight days and died;
and during this period he was given
no food or medicine. His condition
was reported every morning and noth
ing was done.
"The body of Green was taken to the
dissecting room, his brain taken out
and used in a demonstration by Dr.
T. C. Biddle before a class in the chapel
the next day without the consent of
Green's relatives. Biddle wanted the
brain to demonstrate the condition of
a congested brain. Attendants Roberts
and Johnson could not be convinced as
they well knew the patient came to
his death by starvation."
M. Jacobus, of Richland, furnished a
letter stating that he has seen Mr.
Moore stamp, beat and kick Louis
Vaughn, a colored patient in his ward;
and that he had seen Vaughn choked
with a towel until he dropped to the
floor. Jacobus says Vaughn was hand
cuffed at the time.
Numerous statements are made con
cerning the inhuman treatment of Pe
ter Smith, a former Topeka banker,
who is now an inmate of the asylum.
It is claimed that Smith has been seen
handcuffed, led with a rope and tied
to a tree for hours. Charges are made
that Smith's attendant was frequently
under the influence of liquor and that
while in this condition he would beat
the patient. W. E. Hubbard, of 1203
Kansas avenue, declares that on one
occasion he saw the attendant tie a
rope around Smith's neck, throw the
rope over a door and draw Smith's
head to the to or the door.
Other witnesses furnished informa
tion to the effect that they have seen
an attendant spit tobacco juice in the
eyes of patients, "just to hear them
yell," F. J. Grubbs, of 211 West Second
avenue, said that on one occasion he
saw an attendant stamp and kick a
patient who had stepped outside the
line of march. Grubbs says the patient
died the following night. The inmate's
name was Bert McKibbin.
"These are most serious charges,"
said Mr. Bowman, as he read the let
ters, "and they will certainly be in
vestigated most carefully. Each
charge will be taken up separately and
a searching investigation made in each
case. Then a final finding will be made
in which the board will set out sep
arately the result of each charge."
Mr. McLaughlin today gave out the
following statement: -
"The care of the insane at the To
peka state hospital is so criminal, bar
baric, so distant and far from the
care given at our ordinary hospitals,
that the public will scarcely believe
our statements, yet our only hope of
an early investigation is with the
The governor, as well as the board
of control has had an opportunity of
investigating -the charges we have
made. Public opinion is a powerful
force in any community and can and
must provide a more humane treat
ment for the care of the insane at our
"We claim that Dr. Biddle is keep
ing people at the asylum that are
cured and well enough to leave the in
stitution, and have been for years. One
instance in our charges is the case of
Alva Beeson from Rawlins county,
whom we claim was cruelly . beaten
and is perfectly rational. He was kept
First. Anniversary Dance giv
en by the Topeka Theatrical
Stage Employees Union Loc
Friday March 17th 1911.
A. O. U . W.
6th and Jackson Street
confined for several years after his re
"About March, 1st legal proceeding
was commenced against Dr. T.. C. Bid
dle, the superintendent of the Topeka
state hospital, by .one of the employees
for the release of " Mr. Beeson. Dr.
Biddle promised to release him at once
if the attorney would drcD the case,
which was done and Mr. Beeson was
sent to his former home in Rawlins
eounty, Kansas.-' Therefore, we feel
that some good has been accomplished
by the release of this one among the
"We believe that the public would
not hear so much about the crowded
condition at the Topeka state hospi
tal if justice was given to patients as
generously as the criminal treatment
is dispensed. People with sick or dis
eased minds are , certainly ten-fold
more unfortunate Jthan our brothers
and sisters who occupy our hospitals
on accunt of accident or sickness. At
our ordinary hospitals relatives and
friends are welcomed by officials and
nurses as well as patients. At the
Topeka state hospital visitors are al
lowed to go through four wards out of
"Dr. Biddle refuses parents the
knowledge of seeing their children
who are inmates at his institution. It
is the rule that friends can not see
their friends who are confined there.
It might interfere with their 'treat
ment.' It is claimed that the Topeka
state hospital is under civil service
government. If this was true, would
the best politicians of our state back
the present administration of the in
stitution to the extent to which they
"The only defense the board of con
trol has made for him is that he 13 a
good executive officer. Dr. Biddle, in
a recent interview published by the
Topeka newspapers, says that the ones
making the charge of cruelty and mis
management against him were dis
charged undesirables, the slough of the
Institution, etc' Ten of the twelve in
terested in preferring these charges
have made statements contradicting
this statement, eight have made writ
ten statements and are ready to make
affidavit that they quit the service of
their own volition." .
DRAGGED BY STIRRUP.
Roy Devine Seriously Injured by Fall
ing From Horse.
Seventeen-year-old Roy Devine was
seriously injured at 10:30 this morn
ing, when he was caught under a fall
ing horse at the corner of Fifth and
Van Buren streets. When the horse
regained its feet, the boy s foot was
caught in a stirrup and he was drag
ged, head downward, a distance of 50
or 60 feet, before the hold was broken.
The boy was unconscious when taken
to Stormont hospital.
Toung Devine was returning from a
ride when a large bay mare which he
was riding stumbled and fell. The
boy was caught under the animal's
body. Persons who saw the accident
believed that the boy had been unable
to remove his foot from the Btirrup.
When the horsa arose, it started west
on Fifth street. The young man's foot
was still in the stirrup. He was drag
ged head downward. over the rugged
stone pavement to a place opposite the
court house. Here the hold was brok
en. Young Devine ; wag unconscious.
Doctors Keith and Wehe arrived a few
minutes after tha.'jiccident and an
ambulance was uimoned from the
Penwell undertaking, establishment.
Physicians declared that the young
man was bleeding inwardly and that
vi nnnittnn wna critical- His head
was badly lacerated from contact with
the pavement and it is prooaDie mat
he has suffered int'ernal injury.
sav,A ctrtto f ofre'ni7:ed the hov and
notified relatives, who went immediate
ly to Stormont hospital, xoung uevine
is a son of Mr. and Mrs. O. W. Devine,
of 201 Topeka avenue. He is also a
brother of Mrs. H. N. Gaines of 152
Topeka avenue. The boy's father is
employed in the circulation depart
ment 4Via TTonaaa PflTmW and Was
notified of the accident at Willard,
where he is spending the day.
At 2:30 this afternoon young Devine
had not regained consciousness. No
definite statement has yet been made
as to the extent of his injuries.
NOT ENOUGH CASH.
Seventy-Five Thousand Will Not Pay
The last legislature spent more
money than it appropriated for legis
lative expenses, at least the state
auditor, W. E. Davis, is afraid that
such will turn out to be the case, judg
ing from his present estimate of ex-
iv, : Aolimota ehnwa that thp
peiiaca. ima -.it).....
expenditures will ' run about seventy
dollars more than the J75.000 appro
priation. But the effort will be made
to pay all bills and get an even break
on the balance sheet.
The legislature of 1909 appropri
ated 369,000 and managed to keep its
expenditures within that amount.
The following is the itemized list of
legislative expenses of the last session:
Employees ........ .
Total both houses $75,071.83
MAY XOME TO NAUGHT.
Question Whether Regents Can Add to
Rosedale School. '
The efforts of the board of regents of
the State university to still use the
$50,000 appropriated two years ago for
the medical school at Rosedale and
which failed of reapproprlation by the
last legislature because an effort was
made to change the location of the
school to Kansas City, will likely come
to naught. The school must be built
by July 1 of thij year or the money
reverts back to the state treasury un
der the law.
DEATHS AXD FUNERALS.
Harry Williams, 72 years of age,
died of Bright's disease this morning
at his home, Centre and Washington
streets. The funeral will be held from
the Third Baptist church at 2 o'clock
Jacob Behler received, word Monday
of the death of his brother James
Behler of Chicago. The body will be
brought to Topeka for burial. Fu
neral announcements will be made
NEW MEM CASE
Pinkerton Detectives Trying to
Solve Piatt Murder.
Local Officers Still Groping in
RUMORS OF ARRESTS.
Unfounded Gossip Concerning
Relatives of Dead Man.
Chief Jenkins Leaves Topeka
Looking for Evidence.
"With every officer at work on the
case and a score of private detectives
searching for evidence, the Benjamin
Piatt murder mystery Is this after
noon unsolved and no Immediate ar
rests are probable.
Since the receipt of the coins from
the Piatt collection, new secret ser
vice men have been put to work on
the case, but their efforts have been
fruitless. Members of the Pinkerton
association are said to be Interested in
the case, and it is claimed that numer
ous private detectives are at work.
Every sheriff, city marshal and police
officer in Kansas and adjoining states
are at work. But there are no results.
Every few hou-g the police are fur
nished with what appears to be some
fresh bit of evidence. A careful in
vestigation always proves that the
Information is valueless.
An attempt has been made, evident
ly by the officers who have failed in
a solution- of the murder, to connect
relatives of the dead man with the
crime. It was freely reported on the
streets last night that Samuel Freid
berg, son-in-law of the murdered man,
had been arrested. Various motives
are ascribed as a reason for the sense
less rumors. The most persistent has
been that Piatt carried a large sum
The facts are that the only insur
ance carried by Piatt was $1,000, the
policy being made payable to his chil
dren. There are two daughters, one
being Mrs. Freidberg. Immediately
following the murder both Mrs. Freid
berg and her sister, made assignments
of the policy to their mother, widow
of the murdered man. Mr. Piatt had
no money to speak of at any time and
it waa Mr. Freidberg who advanced
the money about $1,500 to start
him in business: He- has since the
murder also paid a $450 debt owed
by Mr. Piatt, for which he was surety.
It is an injustice to MK Freidberg
even to make this explanation, but the
gossips are so busy that the story will
probably continue to grow unless the
facts are printed.
All morning the police and detec
tives walked the streets. Presumably
they believed they were looking for evi
dence. Several officers visited the
Piatt store for the hundredth time.
They admitted that the trips were
This morning Chief Morris Jenkins
left Topeka and will probably not rec
tum until Wednesday. He stated that
his mission was to . investigate - the
If the real murderer is in Topeka he
is doubtless finding. much enjoyment in
observing . the enthusiasm with which
the police walk the streets -and fail
to make progress in their search. It
is almost three weeks since the mur
der waa committed. In that time a
hundred clues have been found. Sev
eral .persons were taken to the police
station for investigation. In each in
stance, no evidence could be found
which would warrant an arrest. Across
the river the little stock of furnishing
gooas is Deing soia ana the store will
soon be closed. On the wall and coun
ters are splotches of blood from Piatt's
wounds. Bertilon experts examined
the finger prints. Clarivoyants com
municated with the departed. Police
officers asked foolish questions. De
tectives looked wise. But no arrests.
The only salvation seems to lie in
the work of the imported detective
ably employed by Jewish organizations,
imvts BjjejiL several uays in xopeKa.
They have worked quietly, did not try
tha tKrilllirll .111 LI 1 1 ."wil-ci nail
out the band or fire department in or-
aer xo aaa proper signincance to rneir
actions. If they have a real, sure
iinnnnli tantrlKIa nl . i . i It i . . .a n.nVtnn
the most of it. But the real murderer
may be standing on the corner watch
ing nit; Jr iinvtri luh iun;c iui o-ii Lilts in
formation that interested parties have
been able to gather.
Rather a lively discussion took place
at the Commercial club this noon be
tween one of the candidates for mayor
and "a number of those who are par
ticularly interested In city affairs. The
large portion of the conversation dealt
with the weighty question as to the '
relative amounts of whisky each can
didate consumes. Some rather start
ling' statements were made.
Their Favorite year in and year
out. Always Fresh
Where can you get Thoro
Bread. At almost all grocers
At some places yon may have
to Insist on Thoro-Bread.
If you cannot secure it,
phone us and we will tell you
where you can.
27-inch Flouncings Swiss cloth nicely embroidered in
verynew patterns only half dozen pieces in the lot
worth up to 45c a yard, in this sale, o rf
Matched Embroideries consisting of All-Overs, Bands
and Flouncings to match special purchase of these on sale
at these cut prices
27-inch Flouncings. worth $1.25 for .75c yard
22-inch All-Overs, worth $1.25 for. . .. 75c yard
2 to 3-inch Bands, worth 59c for. 45c yard
Over 100 Remnants of white goods and embroideries on
sale at Greatly Reduced Prices I
Men's Neckwear 25c
The new styles in men's four-in-hands and club ties are
on our counters. New styles in anything are always in
terestingso it is with these 25c Silk Ties for men. Colors
have a new tone, designs take a different shape from last
season's fashions. There is an extra value found in this
first lot that you don't get as a rule in the furnishing
stores especially at 25c.
Jut received the moat complete line of Ladies' Neckwear we
have ever shown. Most captivating styles and prices. It's time you
were selecting that Easter Neckwear, now while assortments are at
their very best.
Do You Need a Buggy This Spring?
leather and all hair stuffed.
The style and finish of these jobs are equal to the product of the
finest factories In the country.
During the winter our factory has been working steadily and 20
high grade Jobs are ready for inspection and sale.
Prices are as reasonable as are usually asked for ordinary factory
work. . . -
These will not last long. First here, first served.
207-209-210 West Sixth St.
Nowhere Else Will
You Find These
Priced so reasonably
You cannot do better in any large
Eastern city, for we are carload buy
ers and get the same terms from the
factories that Eastern dealers do.
Then we sell these pianos at a small
profit but succeed in doing a large vol
ume of business. Our less expensive
plan gives us an advantage even over
metropolitan dealers. That's why you
can do better by buying from a thriv
ing Western house like "Guild's"
We now have 1911 models here in a
representative collection of the BEST
makes. They are priced
New Models from $250 Up
Our extensive line includes such fa
mous makes as
Knabe, Story & Clark, Schulz,
Hardman, Kranich & Bach,
Brewster, Foster, The Autopiano
Many SligJitly Used iit? TT
Pianos Jrotn p0 J jJ
7 2 -PCaras . Ave -Thpe Ka Ki
Wrapped in germ-proof wrapper
Delivered fresh to your grocer
Made by Royal Bakery
6 1 7-6 1 9 Quincy St., Topeka
In addition to our line of
Columbus Bleese and La
Porte fine vehicles, we have
this spring a number of bug
gies, runabouts and Concords
of onr own make.
These vehicles are made
up with Plneo & Daniels
springs and the real long dis
tance axles. Upholstering is
of No. 1 machine buffed