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THE TOPEKA DAILY STATE JOURNALS-TUESDAY EVENING, MARCH 14,1911,
r -O i, M an s Y Wtl Y $5 Vs iifcsT A d - pP"T w ' Madam Do You Use a Sewing Machine ? We know The Free to be the best sewing machine on the market to day permit us to demonstrate it to you. Let us show you this won derful machine today. 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 those roads. "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 and acts. "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 THIS SIMPLE LOTION GREAT AID TO BEAUTY "The nearest approach to the fountain of youth." writes Mrs. Mae Martyn in the 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 la.ee powder." he Santa Fe wire 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 marvelous benefits. "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 Disapproved. 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. LIQUOR INJUNCTIONS. County Attorney Asks for Two Against Hotels. 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 own use. 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 bottoms" district. ATTEMPTED BRIBERY. 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 this city. 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 irom postomces. ADDS TO CHARGES , n - - Another Installment Aimed at Topeka Asylum Filed Today With State Board of Control. 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." McLaughlin's Statement. 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 public. 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 Topeka hospital. "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 al 523. Friday March 17th 1911. A. O. U . W. HALL 6th and Jackson Street Admission 35c confined for several years after his re covery. - "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 many. "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 the twenty-nine. "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 have done? "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 Legislative Expenses- 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: Postage Mileage .... Per diem Employees House. Postage Mileage Per diem Employees ........ . Miscellaneous .$ 840.00 1,839.15 7,330.00 . 19,363.00 .$ 2,480.00 . 7,411.50 . 18,615.00 . 14,389.00 . 2,804.18 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 Thursday afternoon.- 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 later. NEW MEM CASE Pinkerton Detectives Trying to Solve Piatt Murder. Local Officers Still Groping in the Dark. 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 of insurance. 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 fruitless. This morning Chief Morris Jenkins left Topeka and will probably not rec tum until Wednesday. He stated that his mission was to . investigate - the Piatt case. 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 Always Good. mtT' 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. -Special Embroideries- 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 yard OOC 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. -Attend Our 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. REHKOPF BROS. 207-209-210 West Sixth St. Nowhere Else Will You Find These Famous Makes 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 SS.GiiiMMiiMc Co: 7 2 -PCaras . Ave -Thpe Ka Ki Wrapped in germ-proof wrapper Delivered fresh to your grocer every morning. Made by Royal Bakery 6 1 7-6 1 9 Quincy St., Topeka Hosiery Sale- 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 wheels, Harvey-Rowland springs and the real long dis tance axles. Upholstering is of No. 1 machine buffed arts. '4yf'