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THE TOPEKA DAILY STATE JOURNAL SATURDAY EVENING, MAY 13, 1916 STAGES JJOT SAFE .Creditor Can Take All a Labor - . ing Man Earns. Nothing Is Exempt for Support of His Familj. TEN PER CENT LAW REPEALED ;JWhen 1913 Legislature Enacted V Kew Garnishment Law. 'decision Handed Down by tl' Judge Whitcomb Today. In i garnishment proceeding heard 1,'today, in the second division of the district court, Judge G. H. Whitcomb .held that the ten per cent feature of the garnishment law does not apply after Judgment is secured, o. In other words, he held that after the creditor has secured Judgment he can take all of the earnings of the ..Aebtor. The decision is directly in line with, the law as laid down by Judge Hugh Fisher of the court of Topeka a -few clays ago, but in the former case Juc'te Fisher held that it was the in dent of the degislature to make tne ten iper cent feature apply after as well as before Judgment. He held that the legislature repealed more than it in tended to when the 1913 garnishment 'law .vas "passed. Judge Whitcomb does not attempt fo interpret the intent of the legis lature. He bases his decision uin the law as it now stands. There is already 'alk of efforts to hare the present law amended at the coming session of the legislature. ' ' Under Judge Whitcomb's decision the creditor may go Ito court and se cure judgment against a workingman and following that satisfy his claim "completely or insofar as the working Vnan'B earnings will go towards satis faction. Under it there is no exemp tion to the workingman for the sup port of a family, after Judgment is ren . dered. Attorneys say the decision is one of he most important rendered in a Shawnee county court in years. To peka has more salaried people and ignore wage earners than any other city in the state and the decision will cover the dozens of garnishment suits started .Jin local courts every month. - Under it, -.aSanta Fe shopman, for instance, can hold nothing for the support of his ifamily if a creditor decides he wants &11 his wages. FETE WAS A SUCCESS fifteen Hundred Turned Out to X- W - C. A. Eveut Last Night. svThe Y. TV. C. A. May fete was a irevelation to the 1,500 Topekana who .Attended it last night. No one had expected such remarkable solos and group dancing: among: the amateur talent of Topeka. The work in decora tion accomplished wonders in chang ing the Auditorium into a plausible representation of a Bower of May. T Among the best of the dances were the "Jumping Jack Jubilee" by Miss J0Ien ChinchoII; "The Dainty Shep herdess Dance" by the advanced danc ing class; the "May Mazurka" by the tame class, and the solo dance, .'L'Ksnann." hv Mis.t Florpnnfi Mnwrpr Jpliss Patricia Smith, a little girl who Vounts only ten years to her credit sjrained much applause by her difficult praise Roes to Miss Kate Williams', the flinysicai director 01 tne association, who drilled all the dances. She also ' iSiriprinated the "Dainty Shepherdess sDance, the "May Mazurka" and the 'rorlc in the combination drill. The complete program follows: .Organ Vrolnile, Miss Mildred Hnzelrigg. ;$ntTiinre and Crowningr of May Queen. ;i,airy Dance Children's Dancing Class '&vediKh Monday 0:30 iym CIhsh jjlag Drill Quiin-y Club IChe Dainty Shepherdess Ut Advauced Dancing Class jVarsovienne ...Wednesday fi::w) Gym Class j Kin Sine Giimes Rainbow Clubs , a. See Saw .Vh. Little Lassies Out a Walkinir. thistle Down Mrs. Harry Potter eu'lubM Mnn 4iday 5:ai and Friday C::0 (lym Classes j;umo iens. . euncsuay uui uym Class '4 -Wands Tues- i. day 5:00 and Friday 10:00 a. m. Classes tlloise Gavotte J- .Lorraine Hates and Marguerite Knauer anee of the Cupids j - Children's Dancing Class r our ijircie rinrKnerries. n. Alum tVnl Mazurka Boirinners' Dan dm? I'Iurm 9ndlan Club Swinging Julia Keller L'.spnna (original uio Dance) :"T'. Florence Mowrer Esprit D'Auierique Friday 10:00 a. m. Gym Class Milk Maids' Dance and Drill Pollyanna and Jirl liuardhin Clnhs Jumping Jack Jubilee Helen Chtnchnll May Muxurka Advanced Dancing Class iriKn asnerwomen . .eorgm Cleveland and Dorothv Smith Tj.i Tzigane Ieglnners Dancing Class iNidge Hall Rainbow Clubs Voolen Shoes Jennie Maxwell and Hazel Graves fiwnrtl Dance Patricia Smith Game: Driving the Pig to Market .... I'ollyauua and Girl Guardian Clubs Wild Flowers Friday fi:iI0 Gym Class Imported Trained Klephant Loaned by Tuesday 5:00 Gvm Class May Tole Dauce All Classes May Queen H. Clare Armstrong Train- Hearer ..Lorraine Hates and Marguerite Knauer Crown Hearer Ituth Chapiu May Queen crowned by Lucile Smith Jester .Helen Chf ncholl Heud Usher II ox a una. I'roctor GRINS DO NOT COUNT Judge Wliiteomb Overrules Motion for a Jicv Trial. The fact that a court grins, that he intimates that he is going to grin, or that there is something in the evidence to justify a grin, does not constitute grounds for a new trial, according to Judge O. IT. Whitcomb of the second division of the district court. He denied the motion of Tinkham Veale, attorney for Alfred Taylor, for a. new trial. Veale moved for a new trial for Taylor on tne ground that Judgre Whitcomb's face displayed a flicker of amusement over the method employed by Veale in arriving at the value of a plate glass mirror. Taylor was charged with stealing a plate slass mirror from the wreck age of the old Foster home. Veale was trying to keep Taylor out of the penitentiary by fixing the value of the property stolen under the twenty-dollar limit.' He placed a glass expert on the stand to show how the price of a second-hand glass was fixed. The ex- pert had completed hia dissertation when Judsre Whitcomb, smiling, asked if that was not a rather hu morous method of arriving at a valua tion. The Jury went out and brought In a verdict of guilty. It also found the mirror was worth more tnan twenty dollars. Then Veale remembered the grin and decided it had influenced the jury; that because of it the jury had not seriously considered the testi mony of the glass expert. Judge Whitcomb heard the motion this morning but he failed to see how he had influenced the jury and de nied the motion. He was ready to sen tence Taylor then and there but Veale asked that action be deferred. MORE FOOD RIOTS 300 Killed or Hurt When Sol diers Disperse Mob. Use Machine Guns on Rioters at Mannheim, Germany. London, May 13. Unprecedented food riots occurred in Mannheim, Ger many, last Saturday, according to the Exchange Telegraph's Geneva corre spondent. The militia brought ma chine guns ino play to quell the mobs and 300 persons were killed or wound ed. Fugitives arrived at Basle, Switzer land, with the story, the correspondent wired. BREWERS WIN CASE Santa Fe Must Accept Shipments of "Pablo" to Arizona. Kansas City. Kan., May 13. Ari zona "soft drink" parlors will be able to restock their supplies of Pablo," a "near beer" manufactured by a Mil waukee brewing: company, as a result of a mandate issued in the united States district court here by Judge Pollock, compelling the Atchison, To peka & Santa Fe railway to accept shipments of the product to points in Arizona. Contending that the bever age was barred from Arizona by the prohibition laws of that state, the Santa Fe has refused to accept ship ments of the product. During a hearing on a petition for a mandatory injunction by which the Pabst Brewing company sought to compel the Santa Fe to carry their beverage into Arizona, .chemists testi fied that "Pablo" contained 95 per cent water and five per cent sugar and dextriniGus products. Physicians testified that under no circumstances could the beverage, as it js vnanufactured now, cause intoxi cation. They declared, however, that its liberal use invariably causes the drinker to become sick. The amount necessary to induce illness they agreed is about one glassful for the average child and three times as much for an adult. Following the testimony Judge Pol lock allowed the injunction which compels the road to carry the drink into Arizona. GUT LABOR CLAUSE M. E. National Conference Eliminated Conditional Support of Unions. Saratoga Springs, May 13. By a vote of 447 to 280 the Methodist gen eral conference today eliminated that part of the report of the commission on social service which declared that a preference should be given union labor in all matters affecting employ ment. "In so far as its methods are Just and in so far as the rights of unorganized men are not infringed upon." The partial report of the commit tee on episcopacy concerning the "ef fectiveness of the- bishops," recom mended the retirement of Bishops Earl Cranston, of Washington, and John W. Hamilton, of Boston, and Joseph C. Hartzell, a missionary bish op of Africa, because they have reached the retirement age,, and Mis sionary Bishop Isaiah B. Scott, of Liberia, and Merriman C. Harris, of Korea, who applied for retirement. When the labor union debate was resumed, Wayne C. Wiliams of Den ver, and Dr. Samuel Plantz of Wis consin, supported the principles of "collective bargaining" and praised union methods. United States Judge J. M. Killits. of Toledo, opposed the idea of prefer ential employment. YOUTH KILLS GFFIGER After Creating Night of Terror for Police. Trio Arc Jailed. Detroit, Mich., May 1 3. On po liceman was shot to death, another was severely wounded and several other persons figured in a pistol duel with bandits which began late last night and culminated with the arrest of three young men this morning. Patrolman Leland Alexander was killed while pursuing suspected gun men in an alley on the east side last night. Patrolman Cornelius Ryan was wounded early today after he had come to the rescue of a candy store keeper who was exchanging shots with would-be holdup men. Shortly after Ryan was shot a fly ing squadron of policemen arrested Frank Krupa, 18 years of age, Ed ward Wartner, 1 9. and Frank Olig schlager. The prisoners were heavily armed, the police said Later it was announced at police headquarters that Wartner had made a confession, ad mitting that he shot Ryan and shot at Alexander. The confession, it was said, named Oligschlager as an ac complice. HYDE TRIAL PUfOFF Preliminary Hearing of Famous Poi son Case "Continued to May 27. Kansas City, May 13. The pre liminary hearing of Dr. B. Clarke Hyde, charged in a new information with the murder of Col. Thomas H. Swope in 1909, was continued today, by agreement, until May 27. Colonel Swope died Oct. 3, 1909, un der mysterious circumstances, and Dr. Hyde was tried three times on the original information, which charged poisoning by strychnine and other poisons. The new information was filed by the prosecuting attorney here on April 10, 1916. lawn Hose at Forbes. Adv. HE TORNSIT DOWN Charles L. Mitchell Declines Bequest of Topeka Men That He Become a Candidate for the Legislature. Charles L. Mitchell will not bo a candidate for the Republican nomina tion for representative from the Thirty-fourth district, made up of the Sec ond, Third and Fourth wards of To peka. He so announced in a -telegram received this morning by Robert Pierce. -. ' Immediately following the receipt of the telegram Douglas D. Mote an nounced his candidacy for the same place. The same people who fostered the candidacy of Mitchell are behind Mote's candidacy. , "I did not Intend to be a candidate if Mitchell agreed to run," said Mr. Mote. "It was agreed that if he would get in I would stay out. His telegram put him out of the race definitely and I wish to make my announcement. -I am relying upon the same men who would have supported Charley Mitch ell had he become a candidate." Both Mitchell and Mote were talked over at a recent gathering of Shawnee county Republican leaders. Mitchell was first choice because of his wide acquaintance and his activity in nu merous civic organizations. Mote un hesitatingly agreed to stand aside for Mitchell if the latter would agree to make the fight. Mitchell's Kcply. Mitchell wired from some point in Arizona. His telegram is character istic. It reads: "Robert Pierce, Sr., (and eleven oth er Voters, maybe): "Topeka, Kansas. "Much behind on trip. Tour wire of fifth just forwarded here. I ap preciate deeply the kindly considera tion and honor bestowed and the pre paid message. Gentlemen, I can't do it, for I am chairman of the White Way committee of the Commercial club, besides working now and tnen for Crane & Co. Am only a member of the board of managers of State fair. I am director of Golf club this year, chairman of one of the largest committees of the Internal Association of Stationers and Manufacturers ne cessitating my going to Atlanta in October. And I drive an extra car whenever Kelley or Penwell com mand. Gentlemen, I haven't enough to do to command this honor much as I would like to were circumstances different. Please honor some real busy Republican and I will gladly help your selection. (Signed) "CHAS. L. MITCHELL." AT TOPEKA NEXT YEAR Kansas State . Bankers Association Chooses a Meeting Place. Topeka will be the next meeting place of the Kansas State Banker's association which closed its annual convention at Salina Friday. Louis H Wulfekuhler of the Wulfekuhler State bank at Leavenworth was elected president; C. E. Kennedy, Junction City, vice president: W. W. Bowman. Topeka, secretary; C. B. Lam be. Belle Plaine, treasurer; George T. Guern sey, jr., Independence, Kan., vice presi dent of the American Bankers asso ciation. The rice presidents of the Kansas groups are: Group 1, O. O. Clarke, Nortonville: group 2. F. F. Fockele. Waverly; group 3, F. H. Foster, Fort focott; group 4, J. B. Lower, Haddam; group 5, F. H. Meyer, Hutchinson group , C. W. Carey, Wichita. All officers of the Building and Loan asso ciation were re-elected, A. H. Plumb Emporia, president; S. C. Hartough, Leavenworth, vice president; C. J. Bryant, Independence, secretary. Rain ruined a barbecue planned and an improvised vaudeville show was given in Convention hall. Alexander D. Noyes, financial editor of the New York Evening Post, reported a great wave of prosperity apparent through out tne country and declared that the United States had achieved financial greatness in the European war. C. J. Bryant, secretary of the Kan sas building section of the bankers association reported that the member ship of the section had doubled in the last five years. Miss Emma Rhein- heimer, secretary of a building and loan association at Kansas City, spoke on .iy iaea or an Ideal secretary." James M. McKay of Younestown. O., spoke on the importance of an ideal rural life in the social welfare of the country. NO CORSETS OR SKIRTS Hans Dresses From Shoulders, Ad vises Sirs. Hale. Asbury Park, N. J., May 13. Advo cating the immediate abandonment of corsets and the general relegation of skirts for women, Mrs. Beatrice Forbes Robertson Hale informed the Federation of Women's Clubs of New Jersey Friday night that skirts are not necessary to indicate sex. Mrs. Hale has devised new dresses to insure comfort, health and ease of movement. The dress model, as Mrs. .Hale terms it, does not include a cor set. While skirts mu::t continue as a necessary evil they can be discarded without causing a riot, Mrs. Hale be lieves they should be very short and very loose and suspended from the shoulders by broad and easy bands or straps. Over them loose fitting tunics may be worn. Mrs. Hale exhibited several gowns made up after that design and the women in the audience said tliey were beautiful and just as stylish as any of the dresses with pinched waists. Mrs. Hale said she wears harem skirts, but only in her home. blocnTyTcentral Onc-Man Protest Tics Tp 9 Passen ger and 15 Freight Trains. Chicago, May 13. Mine passenger trains, carrying more than a thousand passengers and fifteen freight trains were held at the New York Central railway interlocking point at the Calu met river west of the city late last night when a non-union maintainer blocked traffic across the trestle by manipulation of the switching ap paratus. ' Angry because he was about to lose his position the workman blocked the traffic as a protest against his dis charge. Porch Screen Wire at Forbes. Adv. DEATHS AND FIP'IS EARL LESLIE JILLSON, age 6, son of Mr. and Mrs. James L. Jillson, died Friday at the home of his parents, 918 North Madison street. The funeral was held at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon at the home. Interment in Rochester cemetery. - CATHERINE INGENTHRON, S-months-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John - Ingenthron, died last night at the home of her parents, 1012 North Madison streets. The funeral will be held at 8:15 o'clock Monday morning at St. Joseph's German Catholic church. Interment in Mouth Calvary cemetery. JAMES MOORE, age 67, died at 9 o'clock this morning at his home, 244 Greenwood avenue. Arrangements for the funeral will be made later. n MRS. SARAH G. MERRILL, age 83. 718 Tyler street, died Friday at a lo cal hospital. Arrangements for the funeral will be made later. A. L. VAN ANTWERP The funer al was held today at the home, 1125 Tyler street Interment in Topeka cem etery. SIMPSONJN FORM Tiger Star Breaks Kecords In Missouri-Kansas Meet. Missouri Won, Taking All of Important Events. Columbia. Mo.. May 13. Robert Simpson of the University of Missouri tied the world's record in the 120 yard high hurdles in the Missouri Kansas dual meet today and broke the Missouri valley record in the broad jump, se ting a new mark of 23 feet 6 54 inches. Missouri won, 68 to 41. Simpson took five first places, scor ing 25 points for Missouri, individu ally. Kansas won five firsts and tied for one and Missouri took eight firsts and tied for one. In the mile relay Missouri won by 25 yards. HALF THE HOTELS GOOD L. A. Congdon Inspector, Files Report With Governor Capper. Of 3,136 hotels, restaurants and rooming houses in Kansas, 64.78 per cent are in good condition, according to a report filed with Governor Cap per by L. A. Congdon, state hotel in spector. The percentage of good to fair hotels and eating houses is 6.66 per cent, while the per cent averaging fair, is 30.34 per cent, with 8.22 per cent poor. The Congdon report shows the col lection of $6,000 in surplus fees. His Inspections include 706 hotels, 1,765 restaurants, 58 5 rooming houses, 41 combined restaurant and rooming houscs,( 32 combined restaurants and hotels and seven apartment houses. SMALTpOX AT DOWNS Existence of Nearly 50 Cases Reported to State Board of Health. Nearly fifty cases of smallpox have been reported from Downs, according to a statement today from the state board of health.. All of the cases are quarantined and no deaths have oc curred. The Downs epidemic, has existed nearly a month. The April report showed 55 cases, a number of the patients-having since been released. Re ports sent to the state board last week showed seven new cases. No effort has been made to quarantine the town and a general order will not be issued provided the individual quarantines are enforced. R.R. TEACHERS TO MEET Santa Fe Apprentice Instructors Will Gather Here May 23. Apprentice Instructors from practi cally all division points on the Atch ison, Topeka & Santa Fe railway will meet in Topeka May 25, 26 and 27 to discuss problems in connection with their work. The meetings will be held in the class rooms of the local appren tice school. Addresses will be delivered on va rious branches of apprentice instruc tion.by instructors in charge of appren tice schools. A thorough discussion of the air brake will be made by E. M. Lewis, local representative of - the Westinshouse Air Brake Co. COTTON MAKES GAIN April Showing Ahead of Year Ago; - Season Increases Also. Washington, May 13. Cotton used during April amounted to 531,716 running bales, exclusive of linters and for the nine months 4,700,706 bales, the census bureau announced today. Last year 514,009 bales were .used during April and 4,092,063 bales dur ing the first nine months of the sea son. RAISE IN U. P. SHOPS Railroad Announces Five Per Cent Increase to Machinists. Omaha, Neb., May 13. Union Pa cific headquarters announced today in creases in the pay of all machinists in all the shops of the system of nearly 5 per cent, to take effect May 8. T. M. C. A. Has Anti-Strike Policy. Cleveland, May 13. The question of the attitude of the Toung Men's Christian association on industrial strikes and how it may assist in pre venting and terminating strikes, will be one of the leading questions con sidered at the international conven tion in session here. This question arose in the industrial section yester day afternoon and it was voted to name a committee of seven today to frame a policy for presentation, dis cussion and adoption Monday. Oil Cook Stoves at Forbes. Adv. THEY SEE TOPEKA Thirty St. Louis Business Men on Trade Trip. Spend Two Honrs in the Capi tal f o Kansas. Promptly at 1:30 o'clock' thirty St. Louis business men stepped off a spe cial train at the Union Pacific depot, jumped into automobiles supplied by the Topeka Commercial club and pro ceeded to get acquainted with Topeka business men. They left for Lawrence at 3:30 o'clock, scheduled to arrive in the university town at 4:10. Leaving Lawrence at 5:30 they will arrive in Kansas City at 4:30, leaving ther- at 10:10 and reaching St. Louis at 7:25 o'clock tomorrow morning. That will end a seven days' trade extension trip through Kansas and Nebraska. Accompanying the business men Seymour's Military band of fifteen pieces which supplied Topekans on Kansas avenue with music during the stay here. Many of ost making the trip were heads of wholesale firms and many of the firms are known, na tionally. Robert E. Lee, secretary of the St. Louis Sales Managers' bureau, has been .in charge of the train. One brewery was represented. ' The towns which have been visited in Kansas include Hanover, Washing ton, Concordia, Beloit, Delphos, Min neapolis, Solomon, Salina, Abilene, Junction City, Manhattan, Wamego, St. Marys, Topeka and Lawrence. BOGUSCUiLY THE CROW Albuquerque Follow Notify Topeka Chief to Be on Guard. Chief Harvey Parsons has received a letter from the chief of police at Albuquerque, N. M-. notifying him to be on the watch for a man passing himself off as Ben Mcintosh, Curly Crow. A Ben Mcintosh, Curly Crow, has been in the public eye 'in Topeka for several weeks making public speeches on his alleged experiences during the Custer massacre, claiming that he is the only survivor. "I have positive evidence,' said Chief Parsons this afternoon, "that a man passing as Curly Crow has swindled people in Scranton and an other city out of nearly J100." The letter from Albuquerque sets forth that many people in that city have been swindled out of money by Curly Crow, who sold them leases on Indian land on the Yellowstone for 316 and took them before a notary public and had the signatures ackuowledged in the regular way. Continuing the let ters stated that one of the victims had declared that a friend had told of see ing Curly Crow on the streets of To peka on May 6. The real Curly Crow never leaves the Indian reservation. "When he is drunk," continues the letter, "he talks considerably, is quar relsome and usually tells people that he is the sole survivor of the Custer massacre." 2 SPEAKERS NEXT WEEK Political Subjects Will Be Discussed at Commercial Club. C. B. LaVlgne, a representative of the Fair Trade league, will speak Monday noon at the Topeka Commer cial club. The Fair Trade league is urging the passage of the Webb-Ash-urst bill which has been before con gress for several years. Provisions of the bill would do away with a number of alleged evils existing in the business world today. On Wednesday noon Herbert S. Bigelow of Cincinnati, will speak on "Single Tax" of the club. Mr. Bige low is one of the foremost single tax exponents in the country and is now secretary of the Ohio Direct Legisla tion league. He was a member of the Ohio House of Representatives from 1912 to 1914. ASSASSIN CONFESSES Ambushed Rancher, Next Day Loots Victim's Pockets and Cabin. Red Lodge, Mont, May S. Ernest Arnold, aged 15, has confessed, It be came known today, to the murder of Charles Steinerj a bachelor rancher, whose frozen body was found by a neighbor last January in a hog pen on his ranch near here. According to the story told by the boy to District Judge A. C. Spencer, he shot the rancher from ambush. The boy said that the day after the murder he returned to the ranch and ransacked the pockets and the cabin of his victim. FOR BORDER RED CROSS Mrs. .Punston .Is .Organising : 2.000 Women to Help C. S. Soldiers. San Antonio, Texas, May 13. Mrs. Frederick Funston, wife of Major General Frederick Funston, com manding the southern department, has started a movement for the or ganization of one of the largest Red Cross branches in the south. The plan calls for more than 2,000 women in this city to engage in making band ages and articles of clothing for sol diers, with the understanding that all the products of the society are to be used by American soldiers. Appam Case on Trial. Norfolk, Va., May 13. British claimants of the captured Appam completed their case in the federal district court today and counsel for the ship's German captors began presenting their contention that under the treaty with Germany the liner is rightfully a German naval prize and should not be returned to her British owners. Kxccss Decrease 7 Million. New York. May 1 3. The statement of the actual condition of clearing house banks and trust companies for the week shows that they hold $88. 787,280 reserve in excess of lepal re quirements. This is a decrease of $7, 111,910 from last week. Uprising on Greek Island. Athens, Greece, May 13. Renewed disorders on the Greek island of Sa moa, off the west coast of Asia Minor, have assumed a serious aspect. The government is taking vigorous meas ures to meet the situation. Caldwell Mowers at Forbes Adv. TO ARRANGE PROGRAM Executive Committee of State Teach ers Association Meets. The executive committee of . the Kansas State Teachers' association met today at the office of the superin tendent of public instruction to ar range a program for the next teachers' annual convention. The . work, an nounced L. W. Mayberry; president, probably would not be completed to day. J. Will Kelley, secretary of the To peka Commercial club, which fur nishes part of the entertainment for the teachers, announced that nothing definites had beenarranged by theclub. The organization, said Mr. Kelley, is trying to get a Shakespearian play for the occasion and if. possible Eddie Foy will be brought here at that time. Roundtables on sociology, economics and geography will be added to the convention program, it was announced. Those who attended the meeting are L. ' W. . Mayberry, president; H. T. Stooper, Leavenworth; Annabelle Sut ton, Hays; Euna Arrasmith, Belleville; F. L. Pinet, Topeka, and & E. Price of Ottawa, MOVE ARMY BASE Forces in Mexico Are Prepar ing for Rainy Season. Accumulate Stores at Columbus for Advance Troops. Columbus, N. M., May 13. Two hundred motor trucks, all there are In service along the line of communica tion today, are engaged in moving back the advance base to Colonia Dublan. Men and equipment will be concentrated at the new base and portion of the force is expected to be distributed along the permanent line to give added strength. The trucp trains will find plenty of heavy work when their present task is completed and they return to their scheduled runs along the line. Large stores of rations and other supplies are piling up in Columbus for transportation into Mexico for prep aration against the rainy season when transportation will become uncertain. Officials have been informed that the roads are likely to become impassable when the rains set in. The New Mexico militia was on hand today, 1,200 infantry and a field artillery battery, ready to be thrown into government service. THEIR MONEY HELD UP Income of Topeka Women Threatens to Becoire International Affair. In an effort to obtain funds due two aged Topeka women from an estate in Germany, steps may be taken through the department jt state to Interest the British government. The money, which was sent some time ago to Mrs. Hannah Noble of 835 Topeka avenue and her daughter, has been seized, it is believed here, by England. The two women are alarmed over failure to receive the money and have sought advice from Governor Arthur Capper. Their case has been Investi gated by the Good Government club. A report to that organization shows that the women are being cared for by relatives. The funds come from a part of the estate of Baron von Rheinboben of Germany, whose son married one of Mrs. Noble s daughters. In his will the elder Baron von Rheinboben pro vided that each of the two Topeka rel atives of his son receive the income from 3165,000. SEND IN THEIR NAMES Senator Reed Among Candidates FUed In Missouri. Jefferson City, Mo., May 18. Sen ator Reed today filed his declaration with the secretary of state for re election. He has no opposition in his own party. These two Democratic candidates for congress filed for re nomination: William L. Igoe, Elev enth, (St. Louis) district, and Pearl D. Decker, Joplin, Fifteenth district. In the Thirteenth congressional dis trict these two Republican candidates filed: Marion K. Rhodes, of Potosi, and Ootto W. Ramsey, of Bismark. Other filings were: ajmes W. Sud dath, Warrensburg, Democratic can didate for the Kansas City court of appeals; Thomas B. Buckner, Kansas City, Democratic candidate for circuit judge of the Sixteenth circuit: Ben F. Klene, St. Louis, Republican, for judge of the St. Louis circuit court. 15,000 RUSS CAPTIVES Berlin Report Says Slav Invaders Car ried Oil Women and Children. Berlin, May 13. "The Chronicle of i.he Christian World, a religious week ly, states that during1 the second Rus sian invasion of Bast Prussia. 15,000 women, children and old men were carried off to Russia and that the fate of most of them is unknown," says the Overseas News agency. It is stated 8,000 houses were looted and destroyed, 13 churches demolish ed, 26 rectories and 13 churches dam aged and six clergymen with their families were carried off. DR. GRANNELL'S BOOK "The Survival of the ITnflt" by Former Topeka Pastor. "The Survival of the Unfit" is the title of the latest book by Philip Wen dell Crannell, D; D.. who from 1900 to 1904, was pastor of the First Bap tist church of this city. Dr. Crannell is the author of several religious works. He is president of the Kansas City Baptist Theological seminary. The book is in effect a protest against the "survival of the fittest" doctrine of many modern materialist?" philosophers. It asserts the all suffi ciency of the gospel for human needs and shows its necessity in the truly moral life. The chcapters in the book were originally editorals publish ed in the Sunday School Times, brought together and arranged to present a defininte program of ethics and theology. USE MORE BOOZE Whisky Increases In U. S. 7 Million Gallons In 9 Months. Beer Consumption Falls Off More Tobacco Used. Washington. May 1 3. Notwith standing the fact that prohibition laws have become effective In seven states since July 1, 1915, approxi-. mately 7,500.000 gallons more whisky have been used in the United States so far during this fiscal year ending June 30. than ever before. Returns to the internal revenue bureau ap nroximate the total increase for the year at 10,000,000 gallons. . uurms "; same period the use of beer has fallen more than 1,500,000 barrels, or oan.ooo crallons from last year's fig ures. The total use of beer for the vmr endinir June 30. It is estimated will be about 60,000,000 less than it was in the last fiscal year. An extraordinary increase in tne amount of cigars, cigarettes and tobac co is reported for the current year. The tax collected during tne nine months ended March 31 snows an in crease of approximately $5,000,000 over the last fiscal year. LOCAL MENTION A still alarm called the fire depart ment, at 1:15 o clock this afternoon, to 232 Kansas avenue where smoke from a flue in an adjoining building caused employees in the Ridenour- Baker Grocery company to turn in an alarm. No loss. City Attorney Hayden today received a check from the Central Sash and Door company for $500 in payment of the city claim against them for the amount of damages which Minnie Lewis received from the city for in juries sustained on account of the side walk's being in bad condition in front of their property, in 1914. She sued the city and obtained judgment and the city in turn sued the company, who carried the case to the state su preme courts which held that the com pany were liable. Call 1377, Howard, for proper mow er sharpening. Adv. Framing and silvering. Cos. 828 Kansas Ave. Adv. . Wall Paper Cleaner, Miller & Gilles pie, 833 Kan. ave. Phone 856. Adv. There will be no clash of authority between city and county officials over the trial of offenders against the pro hibitory law. Both county and city of ficials made statements to that effect today. Katherine Tassell, whose place on Jackson street, was raided by the police Wednesday u:ght, was raided again last nlc'-t by the sheriffs force and more evidence was found. It was announced that the county would take Mrs. Tassell to trial next Monday when the city case against her was set for Tuesday. But tne city, case will be tried first. Empty linseed oil barrels,' 50c each. Miller Ac Gillespie, 833 Kansas Ave. Adv. Alvin Wallace, the small boy who ra away from the duiention home and who was picked up by chance by Sheriff L. L. Kiene at Lawrence yes terday, will be sent to the State In dustrial school north of town. He was before the probate court this morning and expressed great satisfaction over his sentence. For Sewer Pipe. Phone 868. Whelan & Co. Adv. J. B. Visit the Arbor. Adv. 604 Kan. Ave. W. A. McCarter, D. D. S. Orthodon tist, 1WJ Mills Bldg., prevention and correction of irregular teeth only. Adv. The hearing of the case against Jack Roberts, alias Jack Coe, charged with reckless driving, begun yesterday af ternoon in the court of Topeka. wvs continued until Monday. Coe is al leged to have been driving the car that collided with the car driven by Kent Monepenny a week ago Sunday night. C. W. Kouns, jr., and Frank Perry, in the Moneypenny car, were injured. . Hurry Up Baggage Transfer. Phr -e 226. Adv. Safety razor blades sharpened better than Dew, &c-3oc doz. Uruiit Drug Co. Adv. P. A. Kocster. l. D. 8.. 710 Mills Bldg. Special attention given to pyor- rnea anu or&i prupnyiajua. aqv. At one-thirty o'clock this afternoon the damage case of E. A. M. Smith against the Topeka Jitney company went to the jury. Smith, the plain tiff, alleges that he was struck by a jitney while walking across Kansas avenue in front of the postoffice last June, and dragged thirty feet. He alleges that he was permanently in jured and is asking for damages amounting to $10,000. He Is repre sented by Mote & Rooney. The Jitney company Is represented by Hugh Fisher. Sons and Daughters of Justice meeting Tuesday evening. A class will be initiated. Refreshments will be served. Adv. ; Social dance at Moose hall Wednes day evening. Prizes will be given the tackiest dressed couple. Admission 25c. Adv. Work on the interior of First Church of Christ, Scientist, Huntoon and Polk, has been completed and reg ular services will be held Sunday morning at 11. Sunday evening at 8 and Wednesday evening at 8. Public cordially Invited. Sunday school at 9:30 a. m. Advertisement. ' In a raid made by the police last night on the place at 230 Kansas ave nue, six arrests were made. Mrs. Gutura Smith was arrested as keeper and was released on a $50 bond. Two couples found declared they were mar ried but told conflicting stories. They gave their names as Mr. and Mr. Thomas Carroll of St. Louis, and Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Baker of Peabody. Leonard UcCullough was also arrest ed. A few empty bottle were found in the place. TOO LATE TO CLASSIFY. FOR BENT room modern house, 911 Huntoon st. - Telephone 903. WANTED White girt r woman for bouse work. Apply at once, 1272 Harrison. FOUND 111 LAWRENCE Alvin Wallace Again Is Returned to ', .' , the Detention Borne.' " Alvin Wallace, the 9 year old boy wanderer, disappeared again Friday but his disappearance was not noted until he was discovered by chance in Lawrence. Wallace was supposed to b-s at the county detention home where he has been held at times since his last escapade when he ap peared for school at Grantville. . L. L. Klene, snerin, went to j-aw-rence and visited the police static . Out In front of the station, comfort ably occupying a big chair, sat Alvin Wallace, talking with a negro boy. Wallace was persuaded to come back to Topeka and was again placed in the detention home.'' Alvin is a puzzle to local officers. He doesn't commit any crimes but he can't be kept in any one place. He has a constant hankering for new scenery and a different sleep ing place each night. BLESSED HER STOCKING Treatment Didn't Work Out So Divine Healer Went to Jail. New York. May 13. The "Rev. Francis Schlatter, the "divine healer,' who hails from the west and says that his prayers have cured thousands, faces trial here Monday on the charge of practicing medicine without a li cense. He was arrested at his office, where he has been doing a land office business, on the compiaint of Mrs. . Adele Priess, a police matron, who sought his help for what she said was an injured knee. She told the court that he first blessed her handkerchief and then her stocking and then told her she was healed. Schlatter was released on his own recognizence until Monday. He came to New York from the west a month ago. MAYOR HOUSE CAN VOTE He Registered His Name With tlie City Clerk Today. " Mayor J. E. House registered this morning in order that he might vote at the coming bond election. It is necessary for the registration clerks to ask seven questions to all appli cants among which the age occupa tion of the applicant is desired. The mayor gave his occupation as a re porter but when it came to the age question he hesitated. "Your age, please," said the clerk. "Must I be exact?" pleaded the mayor. "You must about," was the an swer. . "Make it 30 then," was the answer. "Thirty, plus," wrote the clerk. "Add 16," was the order of the city clerk. An adding machine revealed the fact that the mayor was 46 years of age and the records in the city hall so stand. FAMILIES ARE SMALL Those In Kansas Below the Average Except In Two Counties. . Race suicide has a grip on nearly every county in Kansas, according to figures compiled by J. C. Mohler, sec retary of the state board of health. His report shows that Just two coun ties Ellis and Trego have families averaging more than five persons to each family. The government establishes five as an average family. The average for Kansas is 4.1. Ellis and Trego coun ties alone pass the five mark Ellis Trego with an average of 6.01 persons to each household. Rush, Russell and Scott counties are the only other counties with averages in excess of 4.5 persons to each family. Morton county reports the smallest average families the average for that county being 3.4. CARRANZA IN NO HURRY Gives No Indication of Wanting Bor der situation Discussed. Washington, May 13. General Car ranza has given no indication. Spe cial Agent Rodgers at Mexico City reported today, of renewing imme diately through diplomatic channel his suggestion that American troops be withdrawn from Mexico. Eliseo Arredondo, hia ambassador here, tele graphed yesterday for instructions to guide him in informal conversations he expects to have with Secretary Lansing. Consular dispatches today said the only Mexican troop movements of im portance in the border region were the dispatch of forces from Sonora Into the Yaqui valley, where Indians are threatening new outbreaks, and the movements of parts of the Saltillo gar rison into the Big Bend vicinity to check bandit raids. PERFECT AN INDIAN BILL 9 11,000,000 Measure Denies Mississippi Choc taws Right to Tribal Fund. Washington, May 18. The $11,000, 000 Indian appropriation bill finally has been perfected in the houes and senate and went to the president. It denies the long contested right of the Mississippi Choctaws to partici pate In tribal funds; makes more stringent regulation on the presence of liquor on Indian reservations; opens up new Irrigable lands in Montana and Arizona and appropriates for the preservation of the remaining works of the Arizona cliff dwellers. Monarch Paint at Forbes. Adv. ELL-ANS Absolutely Removes Indigestion. One package nroves it 25c at all druggists. LAWN MOWERS 75c Ground $1.00 Factory Process Phone j485 ft TI j. ry ios East ntbf w. naraing lo.