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10 PAGES NEEDS IT LAST EDITION. MONDAY EVENING. TOPEKA. KANSAS- JULY 28. 1913- MONDAY EVENING. Om Ml hr uwrtiun at TWO CENT Jj" 10 PAGES READ IT GALLED DOWN Uncle Sam Sends a Drastic Message to Huerta. Demands the Punishment Those Who Shot Dixon. of CALLS FOB PROMPT RELEASE Of Bissell and McDonald, Who Are Held Prisoners. Official Washington Is Aroused hj Recent Events. Washington, July 2 8. Strong rep resentations, the most drastic in phraseology that have been made since the present American administration came into power, were made to the Huerta government in Mexico today. The United States government de manded not only the prompt arrest, courtmartial and punishment of the Mexican federal soldiers who shot Charles B. Dixon, an American immi gration official at Juarez, Mexico, but the immediate release of Charles Bis sell and Bernard McDonald, mining managers, imprisoned by federal sol diers at Chihuahua City and said to be threatened with execution. So serious were these incidents re garded in official circles that they overshadowed largely the policy which the visit of Ambassador Henry Lane Wilson had brought to a climax. The ambassador himself was so exercised j over the developments in Mexico that he dictated two strong telegrams, one to the embassy at Mexico City and the i other to the American consul at Juarez and while Secretary Bryan elightly modified their tone they were approved and promptly dispatched. Ambassador Wilson declines to dis- cuss the affair but probably will ex- i press his views on such happenings when he meets President Wilson for a general explanation of affairs in Mexico. The president had Ambassador Wil ton's long report in hand today, stud ied it carefully, and after an early conference with Mr. Bryan will be prepared to inquire of the ambassador what remedies he would suggest. In the meantime the ambassador would give no inkling of the recom mendation he has in mind beyond the general statement that his plan would conserve the friendly relations between Mexico and the United States and pro tect likewise the interests of Ameri cans in the southern republic. Edwards's Removal Is Asked. Washington, July 2S. Secretary Bry an, after a call at the White House, sought information through a confer ence with President Brown, of the Mexican National railways, on traffic conditions in Mexico and their relation to the paralyzed condition of commerce and industry. Latest reports from the embassy at Mexico City have reflected the financial situation. The battleship South Carolina arrived Bt Vera Cruz today, to resume patrol duty after having been at Galveston, Texas, to give officers and men shore Jeave. The battleship New Hampshire Is en route from Vera Cruz to Galves ton to give her officers and men shore leave. The gunboat Wheeling, report ing from Frontera, makes no mention of disorders there. Senator Pomerene called at the state department to press for attention the case of Bernard McDonald, under sen tence of death at Chihuahua. Senator Pomerene was told that the department had alread taken aggressive steps for the relief of Mr. McDonald but that no report had been received since the embassy at Mexico City and the consu late at Chihuahua had been instructed to act in behalf of Mr. McDonald. Representative Smith of Texas, asked Secretary Bryan to remove Consul Ed wards at Juarez because of his refusal to allow a party of 00 Americans to 150 to the relief of the refugees at Ma dera. A telegrsrm received by Representa tive Smith today said that the Madera refugees were in momentary peril. There are 35 Americans there, Jl of whom are women and children. The telegram charged that Consul Kdwards had not properly represented the situa tion to the state department. Representative Smith's report said that So railroad bridges on the raiiroai line between Madera and El Paso have been burnd or dynamited and tliat bandits have threatened to kill any persons attempting to repair the line. He also urged Secretary Bryan to em bargo all shipments of arms to Mexico or to allow both Mexican factions to secure American guns. Representative Smith said the secre tary gave him no information -is to what the United States proposed tj do in the situation. Xo Crisis Vet Reached. Washington. July 28. President Wil son does not believe the public mir.d in the United States is excited over the situation in Mexico, nor is he convinced that a crisis has been reached in the revolution itself. This information was obtained in of ficial circles tiday with an authoritative denial that any proposal looking to ward a co-operation between American military forces and the Mexican gov ernment at restoration of peace had been suggested. Those who approached the president today on the Mexican situation found him disinclined to discuss it, as later he Lane Wilson. Secretary Bryan arrang ed to see the president before the con ference. The secretary also continued his reticence on Mexican affairs. It was learned at the White Hou.e that reports crediting Ambassador Wil son with having advocated a set of pro posals contemplating military coopera tion with Mexico or intervention were unfounded. The president has received from Ambassador Wilson a historical account of events in Mexico in the last three 3" ears. The ambassador himself declarel to day he had not mentioned any reme dies on the situation to anyone and had not even put on paper the plana he had in mind. He had reserved thes; he said, for his personal interview wih the president. Contradictory information has reach ed the ashington government regard ing the stability of the, Huerta ad- ministration. It was said today to bo a Question of reliability of informants. Officials declined to state which reports were being credited. It was said that in the last ten days there had been little or no change in the status of af fairs in the southern republic. The shooting of Charles B. Dixon, jr., at Juarez is regarded as a serious in cident. but its bearing on the general Mexican situation is being minimized by officials here today, as the American demands for the investigation and pun ishment of the offenders apparently were being complied with. At the White House it was said t United States would pursue a course of diligent inquiry into the affair ana would insist on summary action toward the guilty. War Slap of Mexico. Washington, July 28. The war de nartmpnt is in possession of a com plete war map of Mexico which has been prepared by secret agents wno have covered virtually every mile of territory of Mexico during the past six months. The completion of it has been rusn ert in face of the rjolitical crisis and it is now held in readiness, m event or anv movement of troops into Mexico. This map gives the location of every bridge, every road, every pass ana everv fort in southern, central and northern Mexico. Not only is the lo r-nfinn riven but there is detailed in formation regarding the condition of each. The utmost care has been taken in giving the precise locations of supply centers for .water ana ieea, mat win be suitable for large numbers of men. Says Wilson 1 'nihil for Huerta. Khc-Ia Pass. Texas. July 2 8. The following statement about Ambassador Henry Lane Wilson today was tele graphed to President Wilson by Gov ernor Vales of the state of Lucatan, Mexico, now in Piedras Negras, the constitutionalists' provisional capital: "I am the constitutional governor of Yucatan, having been elected Decem ber 19, 1911, and still holdihg under . natituti'on and laws of Mexico. am the brother-in-law of Vice t, -iif xir, ,,arP anrt was in Mex- Jco cjty wjtn rny family during the February revolution, when on the 19 th it became necessary for me to flee to save my life. My wire rre ouently called on Ambassador Wilson I and he told her that it was necessary that she should telegraph me at once and urge me strongly to recognize General Huerta as president of the republic." Vales's telegram declared that the ambassador threatened him with what would happen if Vales did not recog nize Huerta. The telegraph also speci fied other alleged actions of the American ambassador to which Vales and Mexicans objected. GOOD PLAGE FOR VITTE Utilities Board Man Goes to Interstate Commerce Commission. Chief Engineer C. C. Witte, of the Kansas public utilities commission, will go to the interstate commerce com mission August 1 as a district man ager in charge of gathering information regarding the physical valuation of railroads in the United States. From a salary of $3,000 a year with the state commission, the national commission will pay the popular Topeka man J5, 400 a year. J. L. Strickler will succeed Witte as chief enigneer for the Kansas' commission. Announcement of the change was made public today hy Henderson Mar tin, chairman of the state commission. Witte is regarded as one of the most valuable men in the service of any of the western commissions. It was un der his supervision and deriction that physical valuations of the Rock Is land, Union Pacific and Burlington roads in Kansas were secured for the state commission and these figures were regarded as being so accurate that they have been adopted by the interstate commerce commission In Washington. The interstate commerce commission handles its work by districts and Witte is to be .placed in charge of one of the five districts. On his shoulders will fall the responsibility of making up the physical valuation of the railroad pro perties in the district over which he will have superivision. It is a big, tedious task, but Witte's work in Kan sas has convinced the national com- j mission that the Topeka man can han- aie tne 300. tie win prooaDiy go to Washington the last of the week and J. L. Strickler, who has been with the commission several years will become the new chief engineer. Strickler is regarded as a valuable man and will draw the $3,000 pay check formerly re ceived by Witte. MAY VISIT UNCLE SAM King George and Queen Mary Flan a Trip to Canada. London, July 28. A report from Australia that King George and Queen Mary were to lay the founda tion stone of the Australian common wealth parliament house at Canberra next year is denied today by the Pall Mall Gazette, which declares that Canada is to be the next -British do minion visited by their majesties. The Gazette adds: "It may be taken for granted that while so near the United States they will cross the border and it is prob able they will pay a brief visit to Washington and perhaps New York." BUILDING NEW SHOPS. Santa Fe's Xew Machine Shops in Use October 1. Work will start this week on the new machine shop at the Santa Fe shops. It is expected that the struc ture will be ready for occupancy Octo ber 31. The building will cost ap proximately $90,000, and will give em ployment to over 200 men. ALLERTON RESIGNS. H. M. Stover Becomes Supervising State Grain. Inspector. Salina, Kan.. July 28. R. H. Aller ton. for eight years supervising state grain inspector, with headquarters here, has resigned and is succeeded by H. M. Stover of LaCrosse, who will also have bis headquarters here. ARSON JRUST HIT Twelve Indictments Found Against Alleged Firebugs. Several Business Men Are In cluded as Accessories. Chicago, July 28. Twelve indict ments against alleged members of the "arson trust" were returned today by the grand jury before Judge A. J, Petit in the criminal court. Joseph Fish, head of the firm of Joseph Fish & Company, public fire insurance adjusters, was named in true bills which charged arson, burn ing to defraud, conspiracy to obstruct public justice and accessory after the tact. Immediately following the return of the true bills in court, capiases for the arrest of the persons indicted were issued. David Korshak, fugitive "fire bug." who is reported to be in Canton, China, and Israel Shafner and Benjamin Fink were among the other defendants. Schafner also is being sought by the police, but Fink is in custody and will appear as a state wit ness in the prosecution of the arson cases. Others indicted were business men whose places, it is alleged, were de stroyed by incendiary fires. They are: barauel Glaser. Frank M. Elkins. J. Lipson, Joseph Lewis, Jacob Wronski, Nathan Spira, Morris Miller and Sam uel Stark. The true bills were voted after the grand jury had the testimony of Mrs. Fannie Korshak, wife of the fugitive fire bug. TALKEDTO GUARDS Got. Hodges Believes There Will Be War With Mexico. Reviewed Troops Accompan ied hy Prominent Democrats. Junction City, Kan., July 28. Gov ernor Hodges was a visitor at the Kansas National Guard camp Sunday. He paid personal visits to nearly all the 1,600 members of the Guard in their tents. In the afternoon, dressed in a parade uniform, he reviewed tha Kansas troops, including the two regi ments of infantry and Battery A, of Topeka, which reached camp Sunday after an overland march. Later, tind clad in a fatigue uniform, Governor Hodges made a speech to the Kansas Guardsmen. The governor declared to the sol diers that there has been too much politics in Kansas in the past, and that independent voters in the state holds the balance of power. He de clared that all the voters of the state met together last fall, and that there were not enough Democrats to elect a governor, but that the Democrats, Progressives, Republicans and Prohi bitionists had voted for and elected A Democratic governor who will not give Kansas a Democratic administration, but who will give it a fair .dministra tion, to quote his own words. He told the guardsmen that he had not considered politics in appointing an adjutant general of the Kansas Na tional Guard, but had never for a mo ment considered tnyone but Gencial C. I. Martin for the place. "I adhered to my policy and ap pointed the best man for the place, a Republican." he said. He complimented General Martin's ability and his "democracy with the men of the guard." Governor Hodges told the assembled members of the Kansas National Guard that hostilities between the United States and Mexico are quite probable, and that the Kansas Guard would fur nish two strong regiments for Uncle Sam's army. He also declared that the Kansas guard would uphold the onor of Kansas as the "Fighting Twentieth' had done in the Spanish-American war. Diverting from war to politics Gov ernor Hodges declared that he hoped to see vomen in the next Kansas leg islature. Among those accompanying the gov ernor on his visit to the camp "vere Miles Mulroy, Democratic speaker pro tem of the recent house; J. N. Herr, recently appointed superintendent of the Hutchinson reformatory; Grant Harrington, the governor's private sec retary; A. A. Doerr, of Lamed; and Cols. S. E. Barber, and L. M. Penwell, of Topeka, military aides to the gov ernor. AUTO HITJY TRAIN. Married Man and Young Woman Occupants Are Killed. Rochester. X. Y., July 28. E. J. Sankpeal, vice president of a lumber company, and Miss Martha Hartlebin were killed early today when a motor car driven by Sankpeal was struck by the Wolverine express on the Xew York Central at a crossing in Penfield, a few miles from the city. Mrs. Sank peal identified both bodies. She told the coroner she had quarreled with, her husband last night and he left her in anger. She was sitting up awaiting his return when notified of the acci- " WIGGWoUT. Leaves Hospital and Is Ready to Re sume Work. Atchison. Kan., July 28. "I left the hospital Sunday, disfigured but still in the ring. Notify the state board of control I will be able to take charge of the state orphans' home road August 7." The foregoing telegram was re ceived from Balie P. Waggener, in Rochester, Minn. Mr. Waggener said when he went north if he recovered in good shape he would begin an ac tive campaign for United States sena tor. One of his opponents will be James W. Orr, his former law part ner, , WITH LAFOLLETTE Eleven Bull Moose Senators to Stand by Wisconsin In His Fight for Change in Wool Schedule. WILL OFFER A SUBSTITUTE To Take the Place of One Backed hy Smoot. Other Progressives Will Offer Various Amendments. Washington, July 28. Eleven por gressive Republican senators tentative ly agreed today to support Senator La Follette's substitute schedule on wool, cotton and several other sections of the tariff bill. The conference marked . the first ef fort on the part of the progressive Re publican element to take a definite stand on the tariff revision. Votes on amef.dments last week showed many of the progressive Re publicans at variance with the remain der of the Republican side on certain items. It Is understood that an attempt will be made to substitute the LaFol- lette wool schedule for that which has already been introduced by Senator Smoot and which the latter expects to present as the Republican measure. In today's conference, presided over by Senator Clapp, were Senators Borah, Bristow, Crawford, Sterling, Cummins, Kenyon. LaFollette, Gronna, Norria and Works. Another conference will be held in a few days and each member will pre sent amendments which he proposes to support in the senate. Senator LaFollette outlined substi tutes he will propose to the wool and cotton schedules next 'week when he will begin his attack on these schedules of the Democratic bill. Senator Kenyon will urge amendments placing on the free list all articles in control of monopoly, one of them being alumi num. He expects to speak this week on the general policy of free listing all trust-controlled commodities. Senator Cummins has an amendment to tax all commodities sold through stock exchanges, similar to the cotton futures, stamp tax Included in the Democratic bill. GET NEW OUTFIELDER. Gear Signs Cotton TSates Man May Transfer Sioux Series Dale Gear strengthened the outfield of the Kaws this morning when he closed a deal for the purchase of Carlo Smith of the Meridian team of the Cotton States league. Smith has been managing the club. He led the Cotton States league in hitting last year. He was with Gear at Shreveport, in the Texas league, in 1910, and hit far above the .300 mark. He will report ai once. Gear tried to land Smith this spring but was unsuccessful as he wanted to play ball near his home in the south. He will make a good fielder and hit ter in the Western League, Gear be lieves. Price will bo released. Gear is trying to arrange for the transfer of the three games with Sioux City to Topeka, which begin Wednes day. The grandstand, tence, uni forms, gloves and practically all of the property of the Sioux City club was burned last night and the Sioux will have no place to play excepting at Riverside park. This is four miles from town and will not draw as well as would the games if played in To peka. Gear is anxious to transfer the games to Topeka to save traveling ex penses on a losing proposition. THE DAY IN CONGRESS Mann's Filibuster Causes Record Short Session of House. Washington, July 28. Senate met at noon and resumed general debate on tariff bill. Senator Townsend criticized "exec utive interference" and caucus domi nation. Judiciary committee recommended favorable action on appointment of Representative John W. Davis as so licitor general. L'obby committee continued hear ings. House met at noon and adjourned at 12:03 p. m., a record short session, because of Republican Leader Mann's fillibuster for debate on Caminetti Diggs white slave case. Senator Bryan proposed before post office committee legislation to prevent the postmaster general from making changes in rates and size regulations of parcel post. Representative Howard of Georgia introduced a resolution calling upon civil service committee for information on soliciting of campaign funds among government employees in Atlanta in 1912. HAD A NARROW ESCAPE Phil Billard Hurt and His Airship Wrecked. Phil Billard sustained several pain ful bruises in an aeroplane accident Sundav afternoon which damaged his machine so that it will probably be out of commission the rest of the sum mer. Billard had made one success ful flight from the field south of High land Park and was -attempting to again master the elements when motor trouble set in. At the time of the ac cident the machine was going along at a sixty mile clip close to the ground, the planes tilted and caught in a tangle of weeds which twisted the aircraft out of alignment A fair sized crowd was on the grounds when the accident took place. In the first flight a height of one thousand feet was attained. At this height Billard found that his motor wa leaking. - The propeller, also, was not in perfect alignment, due probably to the dry weather, . A UNIQUERECORD Santa Fe's Spanning of Mis souri Is Object Lesson. Traffic Uninterrupted One In jury With 1,400 Men. The Santa Fe's new railway bridge built on the site of the old bridge over the Missouri river at Sibley, near Kan sas City, is practically completed, at a total cost of $1,500,000. The main spans now are in use, and the com pletion of the viaduct on the east end is all that is left to do. "A remarkable feature in the con struction of the Sibley bridge," said C. F. W. Felt, chief engineer, "is that while we had as high as 1,400 men employed at one time on the structure, only one workman lost his life, and he was not working on the bridge when the accident occurred, but fell off a carload of poles on which he was rid ing. Another feature worthy of note is that traffic over the bridge was not interrupted for a single day during the year that the work has been in prog ress. The new Sibley bridge has attracted tne attention of hundreds of thou sands of tourists who have passed over it, as well as engineers from all parts of the country who were interested In the work. The bridge is very high overlooking the picturesque Missouri river valley, 'and the viaduct approach ing it from the east is nearly a mile long. BRIDE IS FOUND Mrs. Dean Has Been Located at Buff ville. Abductor Got Scared and Abandoned Her. Neodesha. Kan., July 28. Mrs. Mary Armstrong Dean, the 15-year-old bride of Harvey Dean, who was stolen from her husband in Iola last week, was found at Buff ville, near here, at 1:30 o'clock this afternoon. Mrs. Dean had been abandoned by her abductor, who feared arrest be cause 'of the publicity given the case. Iola, Kan., July 28. Believing further publicity would retard the progress of the search for Mary Armstrong Dean, the 15-year-old missing bride, and her abductor, the sheriff's office today declined to give out the name of the man for whom a warrant was issued Saturday night. . Harvey Dean, the husband, today issued an appeal to the public asking every one to be on the lookout for the missing couple. "The case is as mysterious to me as it is to the people," says the ap peal. "Why would my wife run away from me unless under duress? We were just married after a happy courtship of six months. Mary re ciprocated my love to the fullest de gree. We had no quarrel or misun derstandings. She did not know nor had she ever seen the man with whom she went away. Where is the motive for her leaving? "As near as I can learn, the man who stole my wife is about 25 years old, 5 feet 6 inches tall, dark hair and dark eyes. He wore a soft shirt, brown crushed hat and brown suit when last seen." INTERURBAN COMPETE Two Roads Fight for Wichita-Arkansas City Traffic. The people of Wichita and Arkansas Ciiy are to have about al! that could be desired in the way of train service between those two cities. The Midland Valley Is having motors built, resembling large elec tric cars, but no trolleys will be in stalled for instead of electricity, gaso line will be the motive power. These mctor cars will supplement the regu lar steam propelled train service, and are expected to be in use by the last of the week. The announcement of this improved service caused the Santa Fe to get busy, and the people of the two cities and intermediate points will reap the benefits of competition in the inter urban business, for it is now an nounced that the Santa Fe will soon install an interurban service between the two cities. IT IS WARMING UP. Thermometer Expected to Reach 100 Mark Tomorrow. Weather of the scorching variety has arrived. It will be the order of things for the next day or two, ac cording to the weather man. The mercury had reached the 9 4 degree point at 2 o'clock this afternoon and was still on the climb. Tuesday is ex pected to hover around the century mark. Tonight will probably be one of the most uncomfortable nights of the season, says "Sunny Flora. The wind is blowing at the rate of fifteen miles an hour from the south. The hourly readings: 7 o'clock 72 1 1 o'clock . . . . .86 ..HO .92 8 o'clock 77 9 o'clock 81 10 o'clock 85 12 o'clock . . . 1 o'clock. 2 o'clock 94 FARRELLY DON'T KNOW Chnnute Statesman Xot Certain He'll Run for Senator. Hugh P. Farrelly of Chanute has not concluded whether or not he will enter the Democratic senatorial contest next year. Not until the new tariff program is out of the way and its future some what determined, Farrelly says, will he decide regarding his plans for the neit campaign. Farrelly came to Topeka today to represent the city of Chanute in the ce ment rate hearing before the public utilities commission. But when asked about his future political plans, the Chanute lawyer said that he was quite uncertain. . tunning ror office is hard, exasper ating work," said Farrelly. "When run ning wasn't nearly so good, they used to crowd me in pretty regularly. Now there are more Democrats than there used to be and it seems that there are plenty of fellows w-ho are willing to get in." "Do you expect to enter the sen atorial race next year?" was asked. "I don't know what I will do yet," said Farrelly. "It isn't probable that I will say anything until next -viater when the tariff bill gets across and we can know something- of the future. If the Wilson administration gets away as well the next few months as it has done so far, why then well, there w.Ul be plenty of time to talk about those things later." Farrelly made the senatorial race last August and received the popular majority, but United States Senator William H. Thompson succeeded in carrying the largest number of legis lative districts. Under the law govern ing the 1912 primaries, Thompson won the nomination and went to the senate by defeating Governor W. R. Stubbs Recently it has been rumored that Farrelly will either make another try for the senate or will make the fight against Congressman Phil P. Campbell In the Third district. ON ANXIOUS SEAT Topeka Railroad Men Take Government Examinations. Uncle Sam to Find Out What All Railroads Worth. For the aid of the interstate com merce commission, the United Statea government has undertaken the instal lation of uniform methods for determ ining the physical valuation of rail roads and also to find out for itself what the roads are worth. Just what these methods will be, or whether there will be any radical differences from the methods now followed by the various railroad systems of the country, is not yet known for no system has yet been adopted. In fact even the experts to be employed by the government on the big Job of determining what all the railroads of the entire country are worth their physical valuation have not yet been disclosed. Civil service examinations for the purpose of secur ing these experts were held July 21-3, and a number of Topeka railroad men, who took the examinations, are on the anxious seat. Nearly the entire force of the physical valuation department of the Rock Island Lines took the ex aminations. A. J. Wise, head of this department, in discussing the uniform system of fixing physical valuations about to be inaugurated by the gov ernment, said he did not know what changes, if any, the government would demand in the system he. has been fol lowing "But whatever the govern ment tells us to do, you bet we will do it," he said. Mr. Wise, who took the recent gov ernment examinations, is speculating as to what line of action he should fol low, should he be employed by the government to check over his own work. It was suggested that as he would already have the knowledge he might be assigned to acquire, that he could very well retire to some summer resort and write out his report at leis ure. Mr. Wise and his assistants are now on the odds and ends of a com plete report of the physical valuation of the Rock Island Lines in Kansas. As soon as this work is completed. which will be in a short time, they ex pect to go to Missouri and figure out to a gnat's eye what the properties of the Rock Island Lines in that state are worth. E. T. FAIRGHILD HERE. The Popular Kx-Kansan Likes His Xew Hampshire Home. Mr. and Mrs. E. T. Falrchild are vis iting friends in Topeka this week. The former state superintendent of schools is now president of the New Hampshire college at Durham and he likes his new home and new work. He lives in a beautiful little place close to the Atlantic ocean. The Fairchilds are on their way home from Salt Lake City, Utah, where Mr. Falrchild attended the session of the National Education association of which he is the president. He was glad to meet his host of friends in Topeka and will stay here and visit until Wednesday. The eastern college president still speaks the Kansas language. If all his invitations are accepted the college dormitories of Durham will be crowded to the eaves with Kansas friends on a visit with the president of the college. Mr. Fairchild tells a little story about the "corn king of New Hampshire who had 50 acres planted in corn this year." PARENTS ARE WARNED Posters Tell How Many Cliildrcn Killed Playing on Tracks. Isaiah Hale, safety commissioner of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe railway, has printed a poster for display In the corridors of all the schoolhouses along the company s lines, calling attention to the danger of allowing children to walk or play on railroad tracks. The posters call attention to the fact that of 5,434 trespassers killed in 1912, 30 per cent were children under 14 years of age, who had used a railroad right of way as a playground or had been sent by parents to pick up coal. JOINT MANEUVERS. Kansas Troops Busy Battery "A" Marched Overland. Fort Riley. Kan., July 28. The First and Second regiments of Kansas National Guards and the Sixth field artillery are participating In a joint maneuver today on the Fort Riley reservation. Battery A of the First regiment K. X. G. arrived at Camp Hodges last night for several days of target practice, having marched over land from Topeka. DRY ASDESERT Rainfall for July Lightest Since 1887. Drouth Makes Kaw River Rivulet. RESERVOIRS ARE GOING DRY Many Kansas Districts Suffer for Water. Annual Rainfall Light for Four Years Fast. The Kaw river is a mere creek to day. The stage Is 3.7 feet, the lowest recorded in Topeka since the govern ment record was begun in 1904. Not only has this month been the dryest July on record in Topeka vith one exception 1887 but for the last four years the rainfall in Kansas has been below normal. The continued drought is making the Kaw look like a shadow of Itself. But that is not all. There is a shortage of water for stock In many districts of Kansas. The Rock Island reports that the water supply at Horton has become exhausted. The Santa Fe re servoir built at Chanute a year or two ago has gone dry and other reports of a similar r.-.ture are being received. In the last week there have been soaking rains in Bourbon, Crawford, Wilson, Neosho, Elk, Cowley, and Sumner counties in the southeastern part of the state. The southern tier of counties has received from one-half to one inch of rain. Northeast, central and northwestern Kansas have not re ceived enough rain to be of any bene fit to crops. According to the local weather de partment the corn In the Kaw valley is in fair shape, but In central and northwestern Kansas the crop has been damaged, no one can estimate how seriously. At Manhattan where the record Is one of the oldest in the state the month of July has been the driest July on record In thirty-nine years or the Iri est with one exception in fifty-six years. Grasshopper year 1874 has the record at that point. In the twenty-four hours ending at seven o'clock this morning according to reports received at the local weather office there were a few scattered show rs in Kansas. Rain fell at the follow ing stations. Dodge City IB Dresden -4 Kmporia 10 Fort Scott .S3 Hays "4 Iola . 03 . Mcl'herson IS Macksville 4 Wichita 13 topeka Tra-e. Verv little relief is offered by tho Washington forecaster in his "guess" for the week. His forecast is as fol lows: Exceot for local thunderstorms. generally fair weather Is predicted for the coming week by the weather bureau and no unusually high tem peratures are expected. "A moderate depression now ex tending from the lower Missouri val ley northeastward to Lake Superior." said the weekly bulletin tonight, "will move eastward attended by local thunderstorms during the early days of the week over the Ohio valley and lower lake region eastward. The showers will be followed by rising pressure with fairer weather that will probably continue during the week. "Over the central and west por tions of the country generally fair weather will prevail, although local thunderstorms are probable early in the week over both slopes of the cen tral and southern Rocky mountains. "A cool wave that now covers the northwest will spread eastward and southeastward in modified form." NO RIGHT TO SELL. Protest Is Raised Against the Transfe of the Burns Manuscripts, t ! T,tlv 28. A nnw turn haa iJUUUUUf . . J ' been given to the protests emanating from Scotland against the recent ae . 4,A T.lvpr.nnnl jLtheneum in sell- 1 - ing the socalled Glen Riddel manu scripts of the poet, Kooeri Burns, mo sale being understood to have been made indirectly to an American mil lionaire J. C. Ewlng, one of the ac knowledged authorities upon Burns' works has raised the point that the Glen Riddel manuscripts were lent, not given, to Dr. Currie, who later present ed them to the atheneum. Mr. Ewing declares that Dr. Currie obtained loan of the manuscripts in 1797 when he arranged to write the life of the poet and edit his works, but he never returned the papers to the widow. On this assumption it Is un derstood that the Burns' federation and the Burns' clubs of the United Kingdom may test the legality of the sale of the manuscripts by getting Miss Annie Burns of Chelton hall, who Is a direct descendant of the poet to set forth her claim. TODAY'S GAMES. Western. Denver at Topeka, clear. Lincoln at Wichita, clear. Des Moines at Sioux City, cloudy. Omaha at St. Joseph, cloudy. National. Boston at Chicago, clear. Philadelphia at Pittsburg.clear. Brooklyn at Cincinnati, clear. New York at St. Louis, clear. American. Chicago at Boston, game called off; rain. Two games to morrow. St. Louis at Washington, clear. Detroit at Philadelphia, game postponed; rain. Two games tomorrow. Cleveland at New York, cloudy. Association. Toledo at Columbus, clear. Louisville at Indianapolis, clear. Kansas City at Milwaukee, clear. Minneapolis at St. Paul, clear.