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THE TOPEKA DAILY STATE JOURNAL FRIDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 31, 1920
MAY WHEAT HIGH
Wheat Growers Assn. Official
Takes fssue With Barnes.
Declares Farmers Are Wise In
Selling Crops Wisely.
FALL PRICES HOT HIGHEST
In Sixty Years May Trices Best
Growers Unable To Sell at Top
Price Because Cars Short.
Wichita. Dec. 31. In ?7 years out
of the past 60years, the highest price
for wheat has been in May. according L ,on Q , Advertised Him,
to TA. H. McCIreevy, secretary of the; D
National Wheat Growers' association He Declares.
in un open letter taking exception to j .
statements concerning the marketing 4
of wheat by Julius Barnes, former', Salina, Ivan., Dec. 31. A. C. Town-
, j,. .ley. Nonpartisan league head, said to-
... ' ...
Declares Reasoning Wrong.
Only 17 times in sixty years hag'fiied by the American Legion, he
the October price been higher than I
that .of the following spring," said '
.McGieevy. "With this record, and the '
plan or tne national Wheat growers' of Saline county, which has 500 mem
association to have its members mar- hers."
ket their wheat gradually, I am sure This morning, the Central labor and
that our wheat growers cannot be ,
convinced by Mr. Harnes by any jug- j
emiK i ijbuici tun l it is iu ineir au- ter addressed to tnc American region,
vantage to dump 76 per cent of theirjin which they stated that the work-
si heat on .1 speculative market by De
ember 1 of any year.
"Air. Barnes is Given credit in a re
ported New York interview," Mr. Mc
tlreevy continues, "for the statement
that the average price paid for wheat
up to IM'emhfr of the present year
v.-as $2.17 a. bushel or five per cent
less than fast year, compared with an
average of 79 cents a bushel for 1013.
Could Not Sell Early.
I would like to remind Mr. Barnes 'poses to use force to retire these peo
that his figures are misleading, f or j P'e from the community, was false,
the reason that very little wheat was' but that the Legion would start an
sold for that price because no cars i advertising campaign to show that the
were available when that price was I Nonpartisan league was un-American.
obtainable. Most of the wheat that Is1
l.iarketed after December 1. whether
it was 76 per cent as Mr. Barnes says,
or hi per cent as reliable statistics re
port, was sold at a much lower price
than 12.17. a bushel and was far be
neath the cost of production.
"By his unwarranted process of
reasoning Mr. Harnes would have the
public believe that the wheat grower,
by having sold 70 per cent of his
wheat prior to December 1, has great
ly profited by the average price paid
ot $?.17 a bushel and that the specu
lators in wheat and the foreign buyers
were the heavy losers."
THEY BOTH WANT CHiLO
lather and Mother Ask Court For
Custody of Son.
Reformed, but starting: life anew on
Tviuely separated paths, a father and
a. moth er today appealed to Judge
.aines McClure in the district court
for their 0-year-old son.
Two years ago Helen Insenthorne
obtnlnco a divroce by default from
Joseph Ins-nthorne. She was given
tae cu-stouy of the child and went to
Nebraska. Claiming he did not know
of the hearing on the divroce ac
tion, Jnenthorne brought another ac
tion, which resulted in the boy being
returned to Topeka and placed in the
Custody of Ingenthorne's mother,
w here he has been since. His mother,
who had been restored to her maiden
name of Helen Monroe, later wert to
Wyoming, where she worked as a
v.-ai tress in a hotel. Two weeks ago
she returned to Topeka, established a
home with her grandparents, Mr. and
Mrs. Patrick Morgan, 625 Lawrence
street, and filed a motion to change
the custody of the child.
InKfnthorne remarrie-3 about four
months ago. Judge McClure took th
motion under advisement, leaving the
child temporarily in the custody of his
grandmother, with both parties priv
ileged to see him. Ingenthorno ad
mitted that he formerly drank heav
ily but said he had reformed. His
former wife admitted that she smoked
cigarct and was informed by the
-ourt thnt she must discontinue the
practice if she expects to get the cus
tody of the hoy.
"I nn certainly willing to do Utat,"
SANTA FE NOTES
N't nnd personal, br
YYadlelgh. l-hon. 4SS K-
I or 8530.
Mr. Frank Golden has returned to
l is work in the shops after an Illness
of several days. Mr. Golden is fore
man of the brass room.
Mrs. 1. A. Sayler and Miss Frances
Sayler have returned to their home
in Wilson avenue from Clinton, Mo.,
Ahere they spent the Christmas holi
days visiting their son and brother,
Mr. C. E. Sayler and Mrs. Sayler.
Mr. Hoy Linn has returned to his
home In Proctor. Minn., after spend
ing a fw days the guet of his par
ents. Mr. and Mrs. P. Linn in Scot
land avenue and other relatives and
The annual open house of the Rail
road Y. M. . A. will be held as usual,
Saturday. January 1. The association
room is decorated for the coming oc
casion and persons serving on the ar
rangement committee are working to
make the January. 1921 reception the
l.oal ever held in years. Refresh
ments will be served from 3 until 6
The program will be as follows:
Three to four Miss Florence Fair,
Mis Irma Ericsson, Mr. Robert Serv
ice, Miss Gertrude Banning and Miss
Jessie Tonias. musical numbers.
Four to five Mrs. J. M. Catron,
who for a number of years has taken
this hour at the reception.
Five to six The Slav sisters, who
have always been poplar with the j
. I1""' , I
Kiglit to nine-thirtv
Mrs. E. B. Jolley will be 'mother"
for the occasion. The wives of the
committee of management will be the
reception committee with Mrs. J. B.
Mullin in charge.
Announcement is made of the mar
riage of Mrs. Alice Havens of Sa
lina. Kan., to Mr. E. K. Gibbons, son
of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Gibbons of
Madison fctreet. The wedding took
place Tuesday, December 28. In La
Junta, Colo. Mr. Gibbons Is traveling
engine inspecror for the Santa Fe
Mr. and Mrs Gibbons will make their
home in La Junta.
Sew Tork Knur Market.
New York. Dec .",1. SI7GAR Raw. on
rnnnged: centrifugal. .v: refined, steady:
fine granulated, I.OC&b.UO.
ELECT OFFICERS FOR 1921.
Mrs. .Ndle How to Head Auxiliary to
Spanish War Veterans.
Officers for the coming year have
been elected as follows by Armstrong
Auxiliary No. 2, Spanish War Vet
erans: President, Mrs. Nelle Row;
senior vice president, Mrs. Isabelle
A. Harvey; Junior vice president, Mrs.
E. B. loung; conductor, Mrs. Daisy
K. Bell; chaplain. Mrs. Elizabeth ('.
Leese; historian, Mrs. Almeda. Heller;
patriotic . instructor, Mrs. Alice M.
Ericsson: secretary, Mrs. Bessie Howe;
musician. Miss Emily A. Krricsson.
The new officers will be Installed
at a meeting to be held at 2 o'clock
on the afternoon of Thursday, January
6, at the Royal Arcanum hall.
TOVNLEY TO FIGHT
Won't Quit Salina.
day that he proposed to remain here
indefinitely. Referring to the protest
stated, "that If the Legion only knew
it, it is advertising me. I am here by
invitation of the Nonpartisan league
the Nonpartisan league organization of
saline county issued a joint open lot-
men and farmers of Saline county in
vited Tovnley here, and as their guest,
they deplore the action and stand
taken by the American Legion and
"that we will hold the American Le
gion responsible if any unlawful act
occur3 in which our guest is the vic
tim." This afternoon the American Legion
Issued an open letter declaring that
any statement that the Legion pro
HUNT PEARLS HERE
Kansas City Woman Lost Neck
lace at Theater.
Who Answered Ad Said
Jewels In Topeka.
Kansas City, Mo... rec. 31- The
police here have asked Topeka author
ities to aid in the search for a $150
string of pearls lost by Miss Viola
Harwood, about two weeks ago at the
William Gustin and Frank Sloan,
arrested here last night after Miss
Harwood had told the police that Gus
tin had told her that a friend had
found the pearls and- taken them to
Topeka. were released today. The
men were arrested at the Union sta
tion. Miss Harwood, who had gone
there to meet a friend, said they ap
peared to be following her.
She recognized Gustin as the "red
haired stranger' who had called on
her after she had advertised for her
lost necklace. She said Gustin had
demanded & reward in advance and
transportation to Topeka.
Gustin told the police that a friend
of his from Topeka had told him that
he had found the pearls.- He said he
did not know the man's address.
Topeka detectives said today they
received a request to help in iocating
the pearls but have so far been un
successful. The search will be pushed,
It was said.
FORM BOOSTERS' CLUB
Chamber of Commerce Members Fcrm
The first steps toward the forma
tion of an organization within the
Chamber of Commerce and eligibility
for which, would Include membership
in the Chamber of Commerce, were
taken today when a number of the
members met and voted to form a
Topeka boosters' cluh.
The meeting voted the formation of
I pointed by G. C. Ellis as temporry
chairman, to draw up and submit at
the next meeting which is to be held
at noon Friday, Jan. 7, a constitution
and bylaws for the organization.
The idea is to provide the Chamber
of Commerce with & unit of shock
troops which will go out and do spe
cific boosting, intensive boosting, on
projects which the chamber approves
HARTLEY SUCCEEDS STEPHEN'S.
Foreman of Point Richmond Shops to
Go to Clovls, N. M.
Announcement was made today that
W. D. Hartley, at present general fore
man in the Santa Fe shops at Point
Richmond, Calif., is to succeed How
ard Stephens as master mechanic at
Clovis, N. M. Stephens's appointment
as mechanical superintendent at Ama
rillo, Tex., resulted from the promo
tion of William Deveny from that post
to be mechanical superintendent of
the shops at Topeka.
SLATERS HELD WIFE.
Killed Husband and Hold Her Pris
oner Twelve Hours.
Ada. Okla., Dec. 31. County au
thorities today are searching for the
slayer of Tim Hadsell, a farmer of
this county who was found dead in a
cotton field 12 miles northwest of
here late yesterday.
The county attorney and deputy
sheriffs were led to the cotton field
by Mrs. Hadsell. who told them she
had escaped from her husband's
lyer at r.ight after he had made her
a prisoner for several hours.
I. 0. 0. F. NOTICE
All Odd Fellows are requested to at
tend funeral of Bro. J. S. Langston,
Saturday afternoon at 1 o'clock. 617
East Eighth street, residence.
WILL. J. RUSSELL, JR., Sec'y.
Wants Federal Housing Board.
Washington. Dec. II. A bill creat
ing a federal housing and construction
commission was introduced today by
Senator Calder, New Tork. chairman
of the senate reconstruction commit
tee, which has been making an in
vestigation of the housing situation
thruout the country.
VERE 68 LYNCHED
Texas Mobs Killed Ten Jfegroes
In Last Year.
Summary Justice Was Dealt Out
In 21 States.
OFFICERS FOILED 56 MOBS
Of Offenses Committed Twenty
Were Against Women.
One For Trying To Vote and
One For Window Peeping.
Tuskegee, Ala., Dec. 31. Texas led
all states in the Union in the number
of negro lynching in 1920. according
to a report of the Tuskegee institute
published here today. The Lone Star
state has ten cases charged against its
record, against nine for Georgia and
one each for Kansas and Missouri.
Lynchings were less numerous in
1920 than in 1919, according to the
report. Sixty-one persons, including
eight white men, were lynched this
year as compared with 83 last year
and 54 in 1913, the statement said.
In 56 instances in 1920 officers of
Ihe law prevented lynchings, ten of
these instances being in northern and
46 in southern states-. Of the 61. per
sons lynched, 52 were in the south
and nine in the north and west, one
was a negro woman.
Eighteen of those lynched were
charged with having attacked women.
Offenses charged against negroes
lynched, according to the institute,
were: Murder. 5 ; attempted murder,
4; killing of officers, 5; killing land
lords, 6; attacking women, IS; assist
ing fugitives to escape, 3; wounding
another, 2; insulting women, 2; knock
ing down guard, "escaping from chain
gang and then returning and sur
rendering," 2: and one each of the
following: Jumping labor contract,
threatening to kill man, cutting man
in fight, "for receiving stay of death
sentence because another confessed
crime," peeping thru window at wo
man; insisting on voting.
By states lynchings occurred as follows-
Texas. 10; Georgia. 9; Missis
sippi. Alabama and Florida. 7 each:
Minnesota. North Carolina, Oklahoma
t,nd California. S each: Arkansas.
Kansas. Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri.
Ohio, South Carolina, Virginia and
West Virginia, 1 each.
ASK BETTERCAR SERVICE
ratrons of Gas3 Park District Want
Court to Help. 1
Street car patrons in the Gage Pari;
district appeared before the court of
industrial relations today to urge im
proved service on the line. They ask el
removal ot the connecting car service
and direct and thru service.
Albert M. Patten, general manager
of the McKinley syndicate in Kansas,
appeared before the commission for
the local street railway company. He
said the present line ls losing money
during the winter months and that
additional cars would add to operat
ing expenses without improving rev
enues. "Persons outside the city limits who
escape the higher taxations should
hardly expect metropolitan service to
be paid for by town patrons," Patten
said. He also asserted that some of
the complaints were due to the fact
that patrons of the car line did not
dress adequately and were not pre
pared to face the cold waits which
were sometimes required in making
connections from the Melrose to the
Gage Park cars. No direct order was
issued in the case.
HER AIU CASTLES FELL.
Mrs. Zephyr Stanton Asks Divorce
from J. D. Stanton.
The falling of the air castles she
had built on her wedding day led Mrs.
Zephyr Stanton to seek a divorce from
J. D. Stanton, according to her peti
tion filed today in the district court.
She claims that as an inducement for
her to marry him. Stanton represented
that he was well able to provide for
her, that he owned a big farm in
Oklahoma and that he had already let
the contract for their new home in
Topeka. As a matter of fact they
were compelled to live with her par
ents following the wedding, she says.
The wife charges that Stanton failed
to provide for her, that he had a vio
lent temper, addressed her in an un
kind and abusive manner and that he
abandoned her December 11. She
risks alimony and the restoration of
lier maiden name of Zephyr Carpenter.
EAST SIDE NEWS
Note and pergonals by Mrs. ff .
Wadleif h. Pbon 4685 K-l or 3530.
Dr. F. H. Borst of Vermillion, S. D.,
Mrs. L. F. "oungr of Tonganoxie, Kan.,
and Mrs. H. J. Jefferies of Lawrence,
Kan., are visiting their parents, Mr.
and Mrs. F. Borst at their home in
Mr. and Mrs. Will Pillars of Kala
mazoo, Mich., are visiting Mr. Pillars
sister, Mrs. Joe Mathews, and Mr.
Mathews at their home in Poplar
Mrs. I. "Wilson of Ohio avenue, an
nounces the marriage of her daughter,
Mrs. Edith Kramer, to . Mr. Frank
Ludwick. The wedding took place on
Christmas day. Mr. and Mrs. Lud
wick will make their home with Mr.
Lud wick's parents.
Mr. and Mrs. Will Bright and
daughter, Doris, and son, Raymond,
of Kansas City, are visiting Mrs.
Bright's parents,- Mr. and Mrs. L.
Gandy in Fast Sixth avenue.
Mrs. Harry Hickor of Chandler
street has been called to San Bernar
dino. CaL, by the illness of her hus
band. Mrs. Eugene Vigneron was pleas
antly surprised Thursday afternoon at
her home in Fast Sixth avenue, by a
number of her friends, the occasion
being her birthday anniversary. About
twenty guests were present. Mr. A. E.
Chabrler. a brother of Mrs. Vigneron,
presented his sister with a large birth
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Cozad and son,
Allan, and daughter, Edna, of Wilson
avenue, have gone to Oklahoma to
spend the week end visiting relatives
Melvin Pyetzki, the little son of Mr.
and Mrs. G. K- Pyetzki, who has been
seriously ill with tonsilitis, is some
Miss Opal and Miss Hazel Strait of
Ohio avenue have gone to Lyndon.
Kan., to spend the week nd visiting
AT HOME NEWS
Sociability or "Safety Fir.tr"
if a body meet a body
With a bit o' rye
And a bodv take a toddy
Will a body die?
Holcraft Flowers. Adv.
Big noise dance tonight at Kellam,
9 to 1. Adv.
Danco New Year's afternoon and
night Steinberg's. Adv.
Heavy V. S. Army Blankets, Coats,
Shoes, Underwear for sale at 631
Kansas Ave. Adv.
All Issues or Liberty Bends bought
and sold. The Shawnee Investment
Co. SS4 Kansas avenue. Adv.
A sons and prayer service will be
held by the Swedish Lutheran church
under the auspices of the Lutheran
Mrs. Nora Morris of Topeka has
been made principal of the Tecumseh
school, following the resignation of
Miss Hazel Wilcoxen of Meriden.
Hams are to be awarded as prizes
at the annual ham shoot of the To
peka Gun club at 2 o'clock Saturday
afternoon. There will be fifty targets
for the shoot.
The annual meeting of the directors
of the Shawnee County Farm bureau
will be held at 2 o'clock Monday after
noon af the headquarters of the
bureau in the court house.
Tho Red Cross county chapter
offices have been moved from-room
227, the New England building, to
room 231 in the same building. The
office will be open only during the
afternoon after Jan. 1.
Wires of the burglar alarm in the
Bcrkson Brothers store, 707 Kansas
avenue, became crossed, automatically
sending an alarm to the "Western
Union Thursday. Police .hurried to
the scene only to find the alarm was
A New Tear's watch party will be
held by the Order of Red Men and
the Degree of Pocahontas at the
Royal Arcanum hall, 627 Kansas ave
nue, tonight. There will bo several
new members of each order to be ini
tiated. President Phil Eastman of the
Shawnee Golf club has called a meet
ing of the officers and directors for
Tuesday evening at g o'clock at the
office of E. E. Bailee in the Mulvane
All members of the I. O. O. F. are
requested by Will J. Russell, secretary,
to attend the funeral of J. S. Langston,
who died Wednesday night. The ser
vices will be held from the residence,
SI 7 East Eighth street, at 1 o'clock
Three applications for membership
in the Chamber of Commerce wTere ap
proved at the meeting of the board of
directors at noon today. The appli
cants were: Brier and Kice, insurance
firm; Kirkpatrick Trustees, and Paul
S. Grady, consulting engineer.
The annual business meeting and
dinner for anembers and friends of the
Centra Park Christian church, will be
held at the church, corner Sixteenth
street and Central Park avenue, to
morrow. The business meeting will
be held at 2 o'clock, following'the New
A fire alarm was turned in from
the Johnston- apartment house, 813
Tyler, Thursday night when a bucket
ful of trash caught fire from a care
lessly thrown match. By the time the
fire engines reached the apartment
house one of the tenants had removed
the fire danger. (
The contract for the payment of
$500 toward the expenses of the 1921
convention of the Kansas State Teach
ers' association, and to furnish meet
ing places ana door keepers for the
convention, was approved by the board
of directors of the chamber of com
merce at their 'meeting at noon today.
Shawnee county's part in the state
wide campaign to support the better
sires movement will begin Jan. 11-12,
according to F. O. Blecha, county
agent. The campaign is being planned
by the farm bureau. One of the
features will be a mass meeing to be
held in Topeka at which ex-Governor
W. R. Stubbs is to be a speaker.
The stomach pump was used by Dr.
R. J. Miller, city physician, on two
Mexicans who had imbibed freely of
homo brew Thursday night. They
were found unconscious near the
Santa Fe bridge and it was feared the
drink contained wood alcohol. After
a little treatment, however, they im
proved and spent the night in Jail.
The Christian Endeavor society of
the First United Brethren church has
arranged for a watch night party, to
be held in the church parlor, tonight,
beginning at 8:30 o'clock. An inter
esting program has been arranged.
Refreshments will be served.
One of the best informed lecturers
on Russian topics in the United States,
Madam N. N. Selianova, will lecture
in Topeka at the high school audi
torium Friday evening, Jan. 7. The
lecture will be free to the public. The
lecture will not be of pedagogical na
ture, according to Supt. A. J. Stout,
but will be of vital Interest to anyone
WhO Cares to he informed nn Ta-nrlH
affairs. Madam Selivanova is a native'
Kussian. Her subject will be "Rus
sian Women and Their Problems In
Meeting Bolshevism" or "Life In
Soviet Russia." She was educated In
Russia. Italy and Sw itzerland, did Red
Cross work in Vladivostok and has
thoroiy studied Russian government
Dance the Old Tear Out! New Year
In! tonight Steinberg's. Adv.
Jw York Stock Market.
Wall St.. New York. Dec. P.I. STOCKS
Extreme gains of 2 to 8 points, chiefly
among industrials and specialties, marked
the final session of the year on the stock
exchange. Sales approximated 1,100,000
Leaders reacted t to 3 point, in the last
hour when Rending developed moderate
heaviness, but Extensive gbort covering con
tinued. The closing was easy.
"Vrw York Liberty Bond Market.
New York. Dec. "1. Liberty bonds close:
Hi'b, OT.OO; first 4's, 85.00; second 4, 84.80;
first 4i4 s, 85.70: socond 414 "a. Ki.lO: third
4V4's, S7.98; fourth 4H'- Ki.20 Victory
3?'s, 96.00; Victory 4Vs, 80.00.
Liberty bonds. Phone Kleinhans.
Art Materials. J. K. Jones Paint Co.
List your property with the Shaw
nee Investment Company. Phone
Dr. Lyngar. Dentist. 801 Kansas An
Ttaymoad. Chiropodist. Orpheam Bldg.
Heavy U. S. Army Blankets. Coats,
Shoes, Underwear for sale at 631'
Kansas Ave. Adv. ;
LESS GRIME HERE
Criminal Prosecutions Decrease
This Year. !
increase Is Shown In Number of
Altho the number of criminal prose
cutions were less, the number of civil
actions brought in the Shawnee
county district court during the year
closed today was greater than that
This year 853 civil actions were filed,
as compared with 824 last year an in
crease of twenty-nine cases. Of this
number, 374 were divorce cases.
Criminal prosecutions this year
numbered 156, as compared with 233
in 1919 a decrease of seventy-seven.
There was a considerable decrease in
applications of foreigners for naturali
zation. The number of applicants this
year approximates 100, while in 1919
there were 175. Most of the appli
cants are of English, Russian or Swe
dish birth. Other nationalities com
mon on the books are French, German,
Canadian, Irish and Hungarian.
LONG CHASE ENDS
Sheriff With Two Prisoners
Pursued 92 Miles.
Mob Bent On Lynching Toiled
by Law Officers.
Houston, Tex., Dec. 31. Jack Den
nis, said to be from Oklahoma City,
and Clyde Guin, Oxford, Ala., are In
jail here today following a- 92-mile
race across Texas prairies from Al
pine to Qzone, by Deputy Sheriff
Hempe, Houston, with his prisoners
from a mob of fifty cattlemen of the
Alpine district threatening lynching.
Deputy Sheriff Hempe starting
from Alpine yesterday in an automo
bile wih the two prisoners under
charges of theft, forgery and robbery
on twenty indictments brought by the
Harris county and other grand juries,
was warned a mob of men robbed by
the prisoners was organizing to lynch
The ninety-two miles between Al
pine and Ozone were made in five
hours without slackening of speed -by
Hempe. Ten minutes after the pris
oners had been lodged in jail, the
mob drove up.
Today, the prisoners confessed in
signed statements to robberies of sev
eral thousands dollars at Del Rio,
Comstock. Fort Stockton, Ozone. Al
pine. Uvalde and other west Texas
Mrs. Jack Dennis Is held at Alpine
on a charge of stealing bed clothing
from a hotel, Hemp said.
TAX PAYERS HAVE CONTROL
Are 288 Republicans In House From
Big Kevonne Belt.
V.'ashington. Dec. 31. For the first
time in history the territory which
pays . the bulk of federal taxes will
hvej full working control of the house
'after March 4. .
Checking up the new list today Rep-,
resentatlve Madden. Republican, Illi
nois, found that with the opening of
the new session the section east of the
Mississippi and north of the Ohio riv
ers would have a solid Republican vot
ing strength of 228. The house ma
jority is 218.
Mr. Madden's figures indicated that
this section pays 84 per cent of all
taxes, with the south and west, joint
action paying the balance, but now
able to control the house by joint ac
tion. "This will give the Republicans
from the tax paying belt a clean ma
jority hereafter over all combina
tions," Mr. Madden declared, "and I
believe we will soon begin to see a
change in sectional, or class legisla
tion." OAKLAND NEWS
Notes and persona li, by Mrs. H.
Wadleigh. Phone 4683 K-l or 8530.
Miss Mabel Anderson has returned
to her home in Forest avenue from
Valley Falls. Kan., where she spent
a few days visiting relatives.
The Epworth League of the Oak
land Methodist church held a party
Wednesday evening at the home of
Miss Ethel Nagle in Chester avenue.
The guests present were: Mr. and Mrs.
A. J. Warner, Mr. and Mrs. L. M.
Mills, Mi33 Mae Snider, Miss Bertha
Farmer, Miss Vernon Woods. Miss
Fayo Knox, Miss Gladys Kerr, Miss
Opal Kerr, Miss Beatrice Peak, Miss
Minnie Jay, Miss Gladys Edwards,
Miss Elsie Wilson, Miss Joy Elliott,
Miss Ethel Nagle, Rev. C. W. Marlin,
Mr. It. H. Weeks, Mr. Olin Buck, Mr.
Ed Benton. Mrs. Aloert Iarlin, Mr.
James Marlin, and Mr. Halter Daw
son. Mrs. Wm McNoun has returned to
her home in Fort Scott, Kan., after
a visit with her sister, Mrs. C. L.
Swan In Winfield avenue.
Mrs. Irl Clayton entertained a few
friends at an informal party Thurs
day evening at the home of her
mother. Mrs. H. Shuler Ui Chester ave
nue. The guests wenjs Mrs. Ralph
Campbell, Mrs. H. A. Lepper, Miss
Bessie Galloway, Miss Effie Galloway,
Miss Beatrice Peak, Miss Aileen Peak,
Miss Ethel Nagle, Miss Esther Reed,
Miss -Grace Campbell, Miss Gladys
Wingert, Miss Florence Lepper, Miss
Anna Hogarth and ' Miss Dorothy
Mr. and Mrs. H. A.' Lepper will en
tertain at dinner this evening at their
home In Forest avenue. There will be
places for Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Wil
liams and sons, Stanley and Odgen,
Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Lepper and daugh
ters, Martha and Sarah Margaret, and
Mr. B. P. Williams.
Mis. J. Van Riper has returned to
her home in Arkansas City. Kan., after
spending the holidays the guest of her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Swan, in
FIT TO FIGHT
Life's greatest battles
are between strength
Scott's Emulsion 1
a high-powered tonic-
and fortifies the
FUND IS GROWING -
Chinese Famine Fund Is Now Over
9300,000 Mirk and Is Expected
to Roach Half Million by New
BY Dlf. CHARLES, M. SHELDON.
Sunday offerings' to the China
Famine fund amounted $991. Of this
amount the First Congregational
church gave 226, the Central Congre
gational church 2S6, the First Pres
byterian church J217, and individuals
the remainder. The Herald fund is
now over 3300,000 and by New Year'
day will be half a million.
Difficulties of transportation In
China compel the committee in New
York to ask the farmers who are giv
ing grain to give the sale of it. Alf
those who have promised grain to the
fund, who have been asked, have
agreed to do this. It may be possible
at a later time to move grain itself,
but at present the urgent need is
money with which food may be
bought In Manchuria and South China.
Checks from the sale of corn may be
sent direct to the China Famine Fund.
Christian Herald, Bible House, New
The greatness of the famine grows
I with more knowledge of it. Winter
jis approaching, and it will add to the
iniuia ut lilt; n illin bilu.uuii, rui
the benefit of all who give' to this
cause let me emphasize again the fact
that the state department of the gov
ernment cables all money, and it is
handled by our own American em
bassy in Peking, under the direction
of our own ambassador, Mr. Crane.
May I say also that there is as yet
only the beginning of an organization
in this country to handle the greatest
human famine of history.
The. Christian Herald cannot do this
work ' alone. It is more than any
magazine can manage. On that account
the president has appointed a large
committee, headed by John W. La
mont of New York, to solicit funds
and complete an organization. Mean
while the Christian Herald is receiving
and cabling all money as fast as it is
sent. This campaign will continue all
winter. Remember $10 will keep a
child alive until spring or until the
DENY BIG STICK
Hun Threats iot Made To Re
German Miners Demand Dis
armament Fear Invasion.
Berlin, Dec. SI. The German gov
ernment officially denied today that
it had attempted to use a big: stick In
obtaining favorable reparations de
French assertions that Herr von
Simons, foreign minister, had threat
ened Ja breaking- off of the Brussels
conference on reparations if com
pelled to disarm Bavarian citizens
guard, -were denied emphatically.
Well informed representatives or
the entente in turn contradicted the
German statement. Von Simons'
words have had two meaning-, they
said, but the sense of them was that
charged by the French. Von Simons
was said to have declared he could
not permit publication of the allied
demand for disarmament, fearing un
friendly comments in the German
press which would injure the concilia
tory spirit of the Brussel's negotia
tions. The situation here was complicated
by the appearance of a delegation of
Ruhr coal miners demanding disarm
ament of the Bavarian guard on the
grounds that its retention may cause a
French invasion of the coal basin.
BANK BANDIT IDENTIFIED.
William Mann Held Up Dcaring. Kan.,
Bank Resists Extradition.
Tulsa, Okla., Dec. 31. An assistant
bank cashier and a merchant from
Dearing, Kan., today identified Wil
liam Mann., who was arrested here a
week ago, as the man who held up the
bank of Dearing and robbed several
customers, escaping with approxi
mately $5,000 in cash.
Mann is being held pending the out
come "of extradition proceedings. He
announced he would resist being re
turned to Kansas on the charge of
r York Money Market.
New York. Dty. M. MONEY rrime ner-
I pontile paiwr, TiftiR per cent. Exchange,
irregular. Sterling. 0 tiay bille, 3.4M-K ; com-
nier;ial. w dav bins on banks. .i.4H : cora
inercial, GO day bills, .47; demand, 3.5-T ;
cables, Francs, demand, &.K7 ; cables,
.".K9. Bel gin u franca, tmnnd, 6.17; cable?1,
0.19. Mark!!, demand. 1.30 ; cable, l.V.
Greece, demand. 7..'!0. Montreal, 1.1TA per
cent discount. Government and railroad
bonds, strong. Time Joans, steady; ffO days,
W days and 6 months. 74&7Va per cent.
Call money, firm: high. 7; low, 7; ruling
rate, 7; closing bid C: offered at 7; last
loan. 7. Bank acceptances, 6V4.
It will insure your happiness during the And remember all deposits in this bank are
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DEATHS AND FUNERALS
AXEL G. MARKINSON, 27, died today
at his home, 114 Clay afreet. The funeral
will be taet'J at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon
from PenwcU'a chapel. Bo rial in Topeka
The funeral of Hixey McGee, 80. who
died December 29 at bis home, 313 Qntncy
street, will be held at 4 o'clock Saturday
af tei noon from Pen well a chapel. Burial
in Topeka cemetery.
The funeral of Jesse S. Ivanstont taVl
who died Wednesday, will be held at f
o'clock Saturday afternoon from the resi
dence, 517 Katst Eighth, street. Burial in
The funeral of Linie Caroline Oliver
80. who died Thursday, will be held at
3 :30 o'clock Monday afternoon from Ten
well's chapel. Burial lu Mount Hope
DAMACIO MORKNaT 0, died this morn
ing at a local hospital. The funeral will
be held at 4 o'clock Saturday afternoon
from the St. Maria Catholic church. Burial
iu Mt. Calvary cemetery. - -
lord's Flowers satisfy. Tel. 827.
NO COMBINE HERE
Contractors Deny Charges Made
by Union Men.
Look For Open Shop War To
Come, Tho, Senne Says.
'We deny every imputation that
there is a combination of master
builders and contractors to fix prices,"
George Senne, contractor, declared to
day In reference to the open shop feud
which seems to be developing.
"And furthermore we are collecting
affidavits to prove that there is noth
ing to the statement at the present
Senne believes that the open shop
war is coming. He said that tha con
tractors had discussed the matter and
prepared in advance for it, looking to
ward "the establishment of construc
tion work on a new basis," which is
taken to mean that the contractors
mean to have the open shop in To
peka. and have been planning in that
"We did expect trouble when Van
Dorp's men went on the Job," he said.
"We don't have to depend on union
men," Senne said. "I have already
hired one non-union man and expect
to go ahead with my Jobs and use
Senne said that a conference was
held in his office this morning with
representatives of the trade council,
but that he was not notified that he
had been declared unfair.
He does, however, expect the union
men on his Job to quit work tonight,
and not to return Monday, after the
New Year holiday. He was not in
tending to work Saturday, anyhow, he
Paul Montgomery, secretary of the
building trade council, could not be
reached this afternoon.
SANTA FE MAN IS KILLED
Meets Death In Burn! us Ft. Worth
Hotel One Other Fatally Hurt.
Fort Worth, Tex., Dec. SI. One
man. O. O. Russell, a Santa Fe rail
way employe, was killed and R. L.
Smith of Kopperl, Tex., was probably
fatally injured here early today when
fire destroyed the Mansion hotel, an
old three-story wooden structure, the
Grimmer hotel and rooming house,
an adjoining wooden building.
Damage was estimated st 1200,000.
Two firemen were slightly injured.
Reports that others were missing or
injured proved without foundation,
Russell was smothered to death in
his room. Smith Jumped from a win
dow. Both buildings, especially, the
Mansion hotel, were landmarks here.
Many Who Ift For Industrial Ac
tivities Arc Looking For Pbices.
Many teachers who left the school
rooms to engage in industrial activi
ties, are now looking for their old
Jobs. Nearly thirty applications for
high school positions have been re
ceived in the last week by George A.
Allen, assistant state superintendent
of public instruction.
Unemployment conditions have re
sulted in many people seeking former
lines of employment. When the war
broke out the underpaid teacher left
the school room to work at higher
wages. Now the teachers are turning
back in search of old places.
Chicago Grain and PrOTlaloa Market
Chicago, lc. .It. WHF.AT 'lose: Dec.
31.73; March, UK); May, V-.Si'Hm
I'ORX-Dw., GT'ic; May, 71'.i74c;
OATS Ue-i. 4V!4347c; May, 4849V4c;
July. 47 c.
RYE Dec., $1.W5: May, S1.43,
PORK Jan., 2."0.
LARII iK-c., 12.5: May. t?,.Xi.
KII1S Dec, 111.20; May, (11.97.
Home of the
HE: FOILS BRITISH
President of Irish Republic
Lands In Erin.
sing From Xew York
Peace ActiTities Chief Cause of
British Declare Yalera Will Be
Arrested On Sight.
New Tork. Dec. SI. Eamonn De
Valera, "president of the Irish repub
lic, has arrived safely inv Ireland,
Harry Boland, his secretary announced
today. "De valera effected his land
ing on Irish soil this morning," said
Boland distributed to reporters a
typewritten sheet of paper which ho
said was de Valera's farewell message
to the United States. It was as fol
lows: Says Farewell to U. S.
"Land of tli Free and Home of-the Brave
Farewell ! May you Pver remalu aa 1 bavi?
kuown yon, laud of the generous hearted
and the kindly. M.-ty you atunii thru tim
aa they would have you who love yon
llberty'g ehuuilon: and Oh, may too never
know youraelf the ugouy of a forcigu mas
"I titme to you on a holy miRKion, the
mission of freedom; I return to my people
who sent me, not indeed, as I hod dreamt it,
with the nilasloii accomplished, but withal
with a mesaiifre that will cheer lu the dart
daya that huve come npou them and that
will Inspire the a-eptiim-e of aucu wtcri
flcea aa yet niuat be made.
"So, farewell young, mlplity, fcrtnnata
land; no wish that 1 can expreaa cum meas.
lire the depth of my esteem for you or uir
desire for your welfnre and your glory. Anil
farewell, the many friends 1 have made and "
the tens of tliouaands who, for the reason,
that 1 was the representative of noble na
tion and a storied, apiiealing cause, trave
honors they denied to prlucea vou will not
need assurance that Ireland will not forget
and that Ireland will not be ungrateful.
"KAMO.N.N 1K VALERA.
In United states More Than Vear.
De Valera, who spent more than a
year in the United States selling Sinn
Fein bonds and making speeches in
behalf of the Sinn Fein cause.' has
been missing for several weeks. Here-,
tofore, other Sinn Fein officials in this
country have asserted repeatedly that
he was somewhere in the United
States taking a rest. 1
Boland said today it was necessary ;
to keep reiterating this statement so
that de Valera would have a chance
to land In Ireland without being ap
prehended by the British authorities.
Boland refused to say when and
where de Valera landed. It Is assumed
he went as a member of the crew or
British Hunt for Him.
Presumably, de Valera has returned
to Ireland to participate in peace
negotiations with the British govern
ment. Recently, Prime Minister Lloyd
George was asked whether he would
permit de Valera to return to Ireland
for this purpose, but he gave no spe
Later, the Irish office let It be
known that de Valera would be r
rested If he attempted to land in tho
Train Bandits Are Foiled.
Washington, Jf. C, Dec. 31. Two
unidentified negroes were brought
here today and lodged in jail follow
ing their unsuccessful attempt to hold
up Norfolk & Bouthern passenger
train No. 1 near Newbern, N. C, to
day. Money back without ematioaj
' HUNT'S S.IT. fall, in th.
treatment of ITCH, ECZEMA,
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