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.Creditor Can Take All a Labor
- . ing Man Earns.
Nothing Is Exempt for Support
of His Familj.
;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legislature repealed more than it in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
' ' 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.
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
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.
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
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
Following the testimony Judge Pol
lock allowed the injunction which
compels the road to carry the drink
into Arizona.
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
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.
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
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.
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."
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
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
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.
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.
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. -
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
604 Kan. Ave.
W. A. McCarter, D. D. S. Orthodon
tist, 1WJ Mills Bldg., prevention and
correction of irregular teeth only.
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
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.
FOR BENT room modern house, 911
Huntoon st. - Telephone 903.
WANTED White girt r woman for bouse
work. Apply at once, 1272 Harrison.
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.
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.
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
"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
An adding machine revealed the
fact that the mayor was 46 years of
age and the records in the city hall so
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.
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
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.
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.
Absolutely Removes
Indigestion. One package
nroves it 25c at all druggists.
75c Ground $1.00
Factory Process
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