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The Topeka state journal. [volume] (Topeka, Kan.) 1892-1980, March 07, 1914, LAST EDITION, Image 4

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Golden 3elt Members Will Meet
at Bonner Spring.
Takes the Bight Stand on Boad
Law, Say Motorists.
2fw Code Has Been Issued for
Sereral Topeka Antolsts Will
Attend Road Meeting.
Among Topckans who are planning to
attend the annual meeting of the Gold
en Belt Road association at Bonner
.Springs, March 12, are: Clarence Jor
dan, secretary of the Kansas State
Automobile association; J. Will Kelley,
secretary of the Commercial club, ana
George W. StansfleM. a vice president
of the association.
A reception will be held for the vis
itors at Bonner Springs Athletic rooms
from 11 to 12 o'clock on the morning of
the meeting. There will be a business
men's luncheon at the Bonner Springs
hotel at 12:80 o'clock. A prominent
road man will speak at this hour.- A
Murines session will be held between
2:30 and 3:30 o'clock.
WUI Wire Senator Bristow.
Kansans are requested to wire Sena
tor Joseph L. Bristow their apprecia
tion of his stand relative to road legis
lation by Frank A. Davis of Herington,
secretary of the National Old Trails
Road department of the National High
ways association. Following is a cir
cular letter received from Mr. Davis
by prominent Topeka good roads en
thusiasts: - "Again is the time ripe for action on
the road question.
"The house of representatives has
passed the Shackleford bill by an over
whelming majority, but this majority
does not indicate these congressmen
iwere all for this one particular bill but
It does show that they were afraid to
vote against any measure labeled
Good Roads.'
"After a thorough stmdy of the bill
we are convinced that very little real
road work will result from the pro
visions of this bill and that It will not
help at all in any -Interstate or trans
continental project."
"We believe, however, that It Is ef
fectually bottled up in the senate.
"Our Senator Joseph L. Bristow,
who is a member of the postoffice and
post roads committee to which this
bill will be referred, says:
" 'If we are going to make a fed
eral contribution to the creation of a
good road system in the United States,
let us make it openly and squarely
and fairly for that purpose and not
hide behind a flimsy subterfuge as in
this bill.'
"Now in order to let him know of
our appreciation of his stand on this
question we request you to wire him
messages of commendation.
"Remember this must be absolute
ly non-political and should be signed
by patriotic citizens in your commun
ity who are big enough to look over
party politics when a man takes a
stand against a wrong principle con
cerning the distribution of the public
Code for Pedestrians.
The American Automobile associa
tion has issued a set of rules and reg
ulations which It recommends for
adoption by local law making bodies.
The rules Include special regulations
for pedestrians which are interesting
because at present they are not in
cluded In any municipal code. The
rules are as follows:
. Section 1. Pedestrians shall keep to
the right and shall not stop or stand on
sidewalks or road crossings so as to ob
struct their free use by others.
Sec. 2. Pedestrians shall not stand
or walk on or in any way occupy roads
or roadways except while crossing same
at indicated crossings.
Sec. 3. Pedestrians shall not step
upon a roadway from a sidewalk or at
crossings or elsewhere without first
looking to see all traffic approaching
that point from either direction, and
they shall not cross the roadway diag
onally or at any other point except at
regular indicated crossings. Neglect to
observe the requirements of this sec
tion shall be prima facie evidence of
gross negligence and carelessness, and,
in case of accident resulting in injury.
the responsibility for said accident shall
be placed upon the person so injured
unless it can be proven otherwise.
Nothing in this regulation, however,
hall relieve drivers of vehicles from
being constantly vigilant, exercising all
reasonable care to avoid injury to per
sons and property.
' Sec. 4. Pedestrians shall have the
Tight of way over all vehicles at des
ignated road crossings only, but in
crossing they shall not loiter and shall
continue to cross the road without
Sec. 5. No person shall jump, hang
or ride upon any vehicle while stand
ing without the consent of the owner,
and under no circumstances while in
motion, while the vehicle is on a road
Or roadway.
Bar Roller Skates.
Sec. 6. No person shall use roller
skates, coasters, tricycles or any other
vehicle, toy or other article or wheels
or runners (excepting bicycles), or op-
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Enf emio Zapata (left) and FmlHsno Zapata.
Mexico City, March 7. The for
eigners of this city fear the revolution
of the south more - than the one of
the north. It is genci-ally believed
that the worst scenes of looting and
carnage ever witnessed here would
result should the Zapatas and their
bandit band march victorious into
Mexico City.
Emiliano Zapata has been called
the greatest bandit who ever lived,
not even barring Attila the Hun; the
one New World savage more blood
thirsty than Geronimo. He has
fought and conquered the armies of
four governments, and is today ravag
ing an area larger than the states of
New York and Texas combined.
He has seized forty towns, put
more than 3,000 men, women and
children to the sword; taken or de
stroyed more t than $100,000,00(1
worth of property; killed some thou
sands of federal soldiers In open
combat and rides today at the head of
a well-armed, finely mounted force of
10,000 cavalry. s
The Zapata brothers fought In turn
always triumphantly the armies
of President Porflrio Diaz, Francisco
Leon de la Barra and Francisco I.
Madero. In April last, when General
Huerta assumed power, he deter
mined to make peace with these dan
gerous bandits if possible.
To Kmiliano Zapata he offered full
pardon for all past crimes and com
mand of all the Mexican rurales, or
federal mounted police. To Eufemlo
Zapata he also offered pardon and
the governorship of the state of
The Zapata brothers not only
spurned these offers, but they arrested
and threw into prison the envoy of
the government Pascual Orozco, Sr.,
father of the northern rebel leader,
who has joined the Huerta govern
ment. Before making this offer. General
Huerta, acting on instructions from
Felix Diaz, sent twenty-seven men,
each ignorant of the other's presence,
into Morelos and Guerrero, with the
offer of a reward of $5,000 for Emil
iano Zapata's head, dead or alive.
Some of these men Zapata shot;' still
others he took prisoners; one, who
became obstreperous, is reported to
have been burned alive, and from
others he cut the nose, or one ear,
and sent them back to the federal
government as warnings.
On April 6, 1913, immediately fol
lowing the arrest of Pascual Orozco,
Sr., and the refusal of pardon by. the
Zapatas. 10,000 men were ordered
mobilized to move against the Zapata
bandits. This army has been beaten
and routed. The Zapatistas are as
powerful as ever.
The Zapata brothers and their mur
derous band do not claim to be fight
ing for a principle. They are fighting
purely for loot and for the sake of
satisfying their bloodthirsty instincts.
They are likely to continue successful
because Emiliano Zapata, after Por
flrio Diaz, Is the shrewdest strategist
and cleverest soldier Mexico ever
The following is a partial list of
the crimes attributed to the Zapatas:
Total destruction of twelve towns
of more than 1,600 inhabitants.
Confiscation of 410,000,000 in gov
ernment ana private funds, jewelry.
horses, cattle and salable goods from
Execution, by his own hand, of 20S
men, mostly non-combatants.
Participation In the massacre of
about 1,200 peaceable citizens.
Loot and partial destruction by fire
of twenty-seven towns of from 400 to
7,000 inhabitants.
Acceptance of $160,000 in bribes
from the Madero government to lay
a own ms arms on four separate occa
sions, and failure to keep these prom
ises. Destruction of about $7,000,000
worth of public buildings in towns
captured by his men.
Seizure of control of two states
Morelos and Guerrero from the Ma
dero government.
Kidnaping of seventy-two girls of
tne Detter class in towns captured
from the federal troops. None of
these girls have been seen since be
ing captured.
Grip files to the bead causing head
ache, hot flushed face, sore, tired and
confused feeling, followed by aching
bones, cough, sore throat, hoarseness,
influenza and sleepless nights.
To get the best results take Hum
phreys' "Seventy-seven at once.
If yon wait, until your bones begin
to ache, until you begin to cough and
wheeze, the Cold becomes settled and
bangs on, it may take longer to break
np. . ,
Two sizes, 25c and $1.00, at all
druggists or mailed.
Humphreys' Homeo. ' Medicine Co., ISt
- William Street. Mew York. Adv.
erate the same on any road or roadway.
Sec. 7. No one shall carry children on
bicycles under the age of 6 years.
Sec. 8. All persons intending to enter
a street car shall not leave the side
walk until the car has arrived at the
point where passengers are received.
Where standards are erected, they
shall enter the space behind the stand
ards from ihe street crossing and not
from the sidewalk. In all cases first
looking both ways to see that the pas
sage is clear.
Sec. 9. All persons leaving street cars
shall go directly from the street car to
tho pavement on the right hand side
of the streets in the direction the car
is sroine. Where standards, are erected.
they shall pass from the space, behind
the standards to the street crossing and
not to the sidewalk.
Sec. 10. No person alighting from a
street car shall pass in front of the car
to the left hand side of the street until
after the car has started and passed the
Topeka Motorcycle Club.
The Topeka Motorcycle club will
hold its annual meeting for the elec
tion of officers Friday, March 13. The
Commercial club rooms have been en
gaged for use at that time. Besides
the election of officers there are a
number of things which the motor
ists will take up.
For one thing they are dissatisfied
with the present city ordinance
whereby the license money for driv
ers goes to private individuals In
stead of to the city. W. W. Webb,
one of the members of the city board
of examiners of applicants for driv
er's licenses, has promised to be pres
ent and explain what the pop-pop
men style "his side" of ihe case.
- The motorcyclists also think there
should be an investigation of the
state's administration of the state law
on the issuance of licenses to automo
bile and motorcycle owners. A state
auto license costs $5. Four dollars
and twenty-five cents of this remains
in the county in which the license is
issued, and seventy-five cents is sent
to the office of the secretary of state.
Motorcycle licenses cost $2, out of
which $1.60 remains in the county to
be applied on road Improvements, as
is the case with auto license money,
and 60 cents is sent to the secretary
of state.. 1
The money sent to the secretary of
state is used in supplying license tags
with number on them to the holders
of the licenses, and the balance la for
the administration of the law.
The motorcyclists who think this
arrangement should be investigated
figure this way: License tags cost the
state cents each, leaving 66
cents to pay the clerical work neces
sary in the recording of the license
and other information going with it.
ana xor postage ana otner incidentals,
in me case oi an automobile license,
and 41 cents with motorcycle li
cense. All told there were approxi
mately 37,000 licenses issued last
year, so they figure there a nroh.
ably a sum of money somewhere be
tween $20,000 and $25,000 left for the
administration of the law, after the
cosi oi tags naa been deducted.
Four persons are employed In the
office of the secretary of state regu
larly to attend to the work Incidental
to tne issuing and recording of 11
censes and of transfer of licenses. A
very complete card index system Is
nepi, ana auring tne rush season ad
ditional help is emoloved. but the
motorcycle people cannot figure out
how it costs $20,000 or $26,000 a year
mereiy to Keep a record of licenses is
sued and to pay for postage stamps
and for the shinment of th tom
Without any first hand knowledge of
me nraner, mey tnmK tne administra
tion cost per license is too high and
that there should be a surplus in the
fund, and that if such is the case it
should be applied where th other
portion of the license money goes
lor inner roaas. up to July 1, 191$,
the money to be applied on county
H. M. Guy, 604 Home street, pur
chased a Krlt roadster this week
from the Cole Motor Co., 20$ West
surra street. -
. . i
jnuiuiisu way uu many or ids
roads out of Topeka are in the finest
of spring, auto dealers are hopeful
Borrow money on your city proper
ly, ine rraaenuu Trust Co. Aor.
Best Family Laxative
Beware of constipation. Use Dr. King's
ew Line ruia ana seep well. Mrs.
v;naries is. smitn, oi west Franklin. Me.
calls them ''Our family laxative." Nothing
ueiiCT ior aauns or agea. uet tnem toaay,
2Ee. All Druggists or by mall. H. E.
Bueklea t Ce, PhlladtlnjUa or St. Louis.
This is what the "Nohhy Tread" Tire practically is-
Two wear-resfetiiig Tires in Oes
The big, thick, tough rubber' "Nobs" that
prevent skidding, are made on a big, thick, extra
strong additional strip.
Then this heavy strip is welded by hand and
vulcanized on to an extra heavy, extra strong tire.
You have got to wear out the big, thick,
tough Nobs" of rubber before you even start
to wear out the extra strong tire underneath.
Then comes the great big difference in the
tity and the quality of the rubber and of the
ric that is used in "Nobby Treads.!
An unusually large amount ot rubber and
fabric is used in NoEby Treads," and ,
only the very toughest and the
best rubber, ana' - .
only the strongest,
selected fabric
Then don't forget this fact,
rubber quality can differ and
fabric quality can differ just as much
as the quality of leather can differ.
These are the reasons f or the hbtoiy malrln
M Nobby Tread" anti-sldd Tire3 during the past four years, and based
upon these mileage records we recently announced that
11 ram,
1 ' i I
are now sold under our regular warranty- perfect workmanship and
material BUT any adjustments are on a basis of
The unusual wear-resisting quality
the quantity of rubber
the quantity of fabric
the method of construction
all have been rigidly maintained in "Nobby Tread" anti
skid tirec,
-and maintained regardless of cost,
and maintained regardless of price competition.
"Nobby Tread" Tires are REAL anti-oldd tireo, and
mile for mile, dollar for dollar, they are by far the moot
economical tires.
NOTE THIS: Dealer who mSL UNITED STATES TIRES aefl Um beat of yorrthins.
a $:m iDVEimsE'itiT i:i ti:e state jooal want emeus m c.x3 c:3 gsuts.

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