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WEATHER FORECAST for Kansas:
Fair "oniKht and probably Thurs day; continued warm. N' OTHIXG is more difficult than to learn to say "no." HOME EDITION TOPEKA, KANSAS, WEDNESDAY EVENING, MAY 24, 1916 TEN PAGES THIS EDITION 2 CENTS SLAUGHTER APPALLING AT VERDUN German Attacks Attain Unpre cedented Violence. Troops Hurled Recklessly Into Jaws of Death. FAIL TO RECAPTURE FORT Teuton Sacrifice Hopeless, De clares Paris Report. Column After Column Dashes Up To Be Swept Away. Paris, May 24. The battle around Verdun continues to rage with a vio lence unparalleled even in this region. The Germans are striving- with every resource to capture Hill Number 30 4 and Iead Man hill on the left bank of the Meuse and to win back the famous Fort Douaumor.t on the riBht bank which was wrested from them by General Nivelle's brilliantly planned and executed offensive, with out full possession of the line from Pepper Hill to Vaux tort the Germans cannot hope to get any nearer to tne capture of Verdun. Uven if they suc ceeded in taking this line they could not hold It unless they were also in possesion of Hill No. 304 and Dead Man Hill which outflank the line. Driven to desperation by seeing so much of its work undone the German command has hurled attack after at tack asainst Fort Douaumont. At the same time it has kept up its onslaught on the left bank of the river to pre vent the Frnch transferring any forces to the main scene of attack. Tide Kbbs and Hows. All day yesterday the tide of war ebbed and flowed, inches of ground being won and lost at an appalling cost in men. Again after reducing trenches to a crumbling heap of ruins " (Continued Page Two I 4 OUTJF 636 This Is Jury Score at Orpet Murder Trial. Sixth Venire Today Is Mostly City Residents. Waukegan May 24. The sixth venire summoned for examination as jurors in the case of Will Orpet, charged wifi the murder of Marian Iambert, appeared in court today. Most of the 636 men examined so far have been residents of rural com munities and practically all have se cured release from jury duty by pro fessing a fixed opinion or by failure to pass a so-called educational test. The new venire was drawn from residents of the city. Bankers, merchants, pro fessional men and other more or less prominent persons were in the new venire. Four men already have been sworn for jury duty and the prosecu tion today probably will tender to the defense four more already tentatively accepted. State's Attorney Ralph Dady denied he had the bottle which contained the poison which killed Marian Lambert. AWARDTO UNBORN BABE Compensation to Mother and Child for Ieath of Father. Philadelphia, May 24. Compensa tion for a child yet unborn to become effective at birth and continue until the child is 16 years old is awarded by Referee W. W. Champion of Wil liamsport, in a decision made public by the workman's corrpensation board here today. Robert C. Keheres, father of the unborn child, was killed Janu ary 18 on the dock of the Williamsport Coal company. After a hearing of the case Referee Cham pion awarded the widow, Mrs. Helen Keheres. $7.20 a week from January 18 to the date when the child is born, or 40 per cent of Keheres's wages which were $18 a week. Prom the birth of the child and until three hundred weeks afterward the widow and child are to receive $8.41 weekly. At the end of the three hundredth week the child itself is to receive $2.80 a week until it becomes 16 years old. The refere took the position that the child is legally in being and en titled to consideration the same as a born child. PRESIDENT TAKES WHITE HOUSE CAKE TO N. Y. WEDDING Washington, May 24. President and Mrs. Wilson left at 8 a. m. today for New York, where they will attend the wedding this afternoon of Dr. Cary T. Grayson, the president's naval aide and physician, and Miss Alice Gertrude Gordon of Washington and New York. They were accompanied by Secretary and Mrs. McAdoo and Miss Helen Woodrow Bones, the president's cousin. The president and Mrs. Wilson took with them a large wedding cake made at the White House. The presidential party will return to Washington tonight. EXECUTE WOMEN MURDERERS WITH AXE IN GERMANY Berlin, May 23. Henrietta Holstein, the wife of a Koenigsburg farmer, was executed here today for the triple murder of her husband, daughter and a stepson by arsenic. The execution was performed in the traditional man ner by a headsman with a broad ax. Two Berlin women of the under world, who were recently convicted of the murder and robbery of a third woman, are in jail awaiting the in fliction of the death penalty by be heading. WIFE AWITNESS Mrs. Waite Reveals Husband's Murder Motive. Identify Sender of Mysterious "K. Adams" Telegram. New York. May 24. The sender of the mysterious "K. Adams" telegram which has figured in the case of Dr. Arthur Warren Waite, accused of the murder of his father-in-law, John E. Peck, millionaire Grand Rapids drug manufacturer, was identified as Eliza beth B. Hardwick of Somerville, N. J., at Waite's trial today. This was the telegram sent from New York to Grand Rapids, urging Percy Peck to have an autopsy performed on his father's body. Mr?. Clara Louise Peck Waite faced her husband in the court for the first time today when she took the stand as a witness against him. Mrs. Waite was dressed in mourning. Dr. Waite, who had been sitting with bowed head all the forenoon, looked at his wite, but jphe appeared not to see him. Mrs. Waite Breaks Down. Mrs. Waite testified concerning her father's visit from Grand Rapids to New York and said that Waite sug garied that Dr. Albertus MoOre be called to see her father. "We that is father. Dr. Waite and myself had planned to go to Hot Springs on a visit. Father appeared to be in very good health." Some time after her father's ar rival here. Mrs. Waite said, he de veloped fainting spells. Waite already has admitted that he inoculated him, as well as Mrs. Feck, with disease germs. The witness told of an occur rence at dinner three days before Mr. Peck's death when Waite served her father with some oysters and later he remarked that be .felt unusually drowsy. When asked if she noticed anything unusual in Waite's manner. Mrs. Waite broke down and sobbed, but finally replied: "No, only what my maid told me later." She said her father's condition grew gradually worse and she called in Dr. Moore several times. Miss Elizabeth B. Hardwick was on the witness stand only a short time. She testified that she sent the "K. Adams" telegram on March 12 from the Grand Central station in this city warning the Peck family that Mr. Peck might have suffered foul play. PROBE OF BOOKS City Commissioners Plan to In vestigate Local Corporations. Seek Audit of Edison and Street Railway Conditions. "I will introduce a resolution ask ing that sufficient funds be set aside from the general miscellaneous ac count to employ certified accountants to make a thorough investigation of both street railway and the Topeka Edison company books." paid Commis sioner of Finance Wasson, this morn ing. "If it is possible to get this resolu tion ready for tomorrow's meeting, I will introduce it then; if not, at the next regular meeting of the commis sioners," he said. "I feel that it is my duty to the people to let them know just how the tax account of these two corporations stand and the resolution I am about to introduce will be broad enough to make the investigation both thorough and searching." "Will the accountants be given full instructions to date their investiga tion from the beginning, or will it cover a certain period of years?" he was asked. "It will be a rigid investigation," was the answer. When the commissioner was in formed that a move was on foot be tween certain accountants in Topeka and lawyers on a commission basis, looking towards this end. he said: "If there Is anything due the city it is entitled to all of the money due, and I would not favor having the in vestigation made on a commission basis." SUMMER IS HERE Last Night Was the Warmest of the Present Season. Hourly temperature readings fur- uiaueu uy me weatner bureau: 7 o'clock 72 11 o'clock 86 12 o'clock 88 8 o'clock 76 9 o'clock 80 10 o'clock 83 1 o'clock 90 2 o'clock 91 The wind blew at the rate of 20 miles an hour from the south. The maximum velocity last night was 20 miles. The temperature came within 4 degrees of the high record for this date, which is 95 degrees. This was the warmest day of this year. Last night was the warmest night this year. Slight showers, too light to measure, fell during the early part of the night here, and a few scattered rains fell over the state. The sky was clear In all parts of Kansas this morn ing and temperatures were above nor mal. The rain is over, according to (Continued oa Page 2- HUGHES SILENT WHILE PEOPLE FLOCKJO T. R. Unless Justice Talks, It Will Be Easy for Roosevelt. Remarkable Editorial by Big Anti-Roosevelt Newspaper. LIKES HIS FRANK PATRIOTISM United States Admires Courage of "Rough Rider." Detroit Speech "Was an Epoch Making Utterance. Washington, May 24. New York Evening Sun, which has been tradi tionally an anti-Roosevelt paper and an open admirer of Justice Hughes, prints the following editorial: "Once again the veering weather cock of national politics points in the direction of Theodore Roosevelt. Who can wonder? The frank courage and patriotic wisdom of his great Detroit speech put to shame the hesitation and the reticences of his competitors. When politicians go into the silences on the eve of a presidential election they can hardly expect great armies of voters to follow them with en thusiastic shouts nor yet remain on the misty outside waiting for them to hatch out a thought or conviction. "There is a kind of preparedness which always attracts the citizenry, it is that shown by the man who has definite and concrete fiews on the problems of the day, who is convinced in his own soul, can give reasons for the faith that is in him and is ready to lead in what he considers the good cause. He appeals to the minds of the masses, stimulates their imagination and arouses their admiration. Confident in His Leadership. "Out of these elements are bom faith in him, confidence in his leader- ship and enthusiasm for his personal- ( Continued on Page Two.) ENLARGE PLANT Wolff Packing Company Begins Construction of Addition. Improvements to Take Care of Increased Business. Preliminary construction work on a. five story $50,000 building, and addi tional yard and department facilities of the Wolff Packing company began this morning. In order to take care of the constantly increasing business cf this institution, these improve ments were ordered by the officers of the concern. The new building will be built ad- ioining the present fireproof concrete structure. Its dimensions are 75 by 150 feet, five stories in height. It will conform architecturally with the other buildings comprising the plant. The Wolfr Packing company now is well over the "million dollar plant" mark. The annual output is more than $3,000,000. More than 300 em ployees are in service the year around. It is one of the big sound institutions of Topeka and Kansas and enjoys a wonderful trade over the state. LOVE OWN WIFE Wichita Suicide Gives Advice to Men Who ix've -aDOMier. 1 1'. : ii... -Vart W.v 91 Inspnh C Cupp, 60 years old, an employee of the Stockyards company, drank an eighth of an ounce of strychnine in a neighbor's home, 148 Ohio avenue, while police were searching for his Wife, AfKlie V up p. to yeara uiu, wuu disappeared from Wichita. He died. lrtri Hoairie the couch. scrawled on a scrap of paper, were the following nnee: "Here's to the man who loves to be loved, By his little wife at home. But d n the man who's loving an other's wife, When he ought to be loving his "T. R. FOR PRESIDENT" Preparedness Review Magazine Adopts Roosevelt Slogan. New Tork, May 24. "Theodore Roosevelt for president," is the slogan adopted by the Preparedness Review, a monthly magazine aevotea, it oe clares, to national preparedness. The first number will appear today. The magazine Is edited by Clarence Smedley Thompson, chairman of the executive committee of the American defense society. WAR VETERAN, 72, IS CUPID VICTIM AT G. A. R. CAMP Decatur, 111., May 24. Dan Cupid was one of the visitors at the golden jubilee encampment of the Illinois G. A. R. here today. M. E. Blair, aged 72, a well known member of the Chi cago post, and Mrs. Etta Gretter, aged 60. member of the Chicago Women's Relief corps, and widow of a veteran, were married in Englewood yesterday and came to the state en campment on their honeymoon. JAPAN JIN ALLY Will Join 3Iexico Against United States, If . 'Material Support" in Any Con - tingency Is Promised. CARRANZA NOTE AN ENIGMA Mexico City Report Says Car- ranza Sends Defl. C. S. Ambassador Gives Xo Intimation of Trouble. Mexico City, May 23. (via Galves ton, May 24. Delayed by censorship) It is stated here that in case of .war between Mexico and the United States, Japan will be an active ally of Mex ico. Japanese influence is seen on all sides. The inflexible attitude of the Mexican government is said to be 'di rectly attributable to the fact that it will have not only the moral, but also the material support of Japan in any contingency. Soveneignt) Trampled Upno. Mexico City, Mexico, May 2 4. A note from the de facto government of Mexico ' to the government of the United States commanding the imme diate withdrawal of the American troops from Mexico, is on its way to Washington today. The note says that the Mexican peo ple do not want war with the United States, but that they are ready for war rather than have their national h nor and sovereignty trampled upon. ' Washington, May 24. The new note from General Carranza will be sent to Washington by special messenger. Special Agent Rodgers at Mexico City advised the state department today: Mr. Rodgers gave no forecast of the contents. Previous reports from Mr. Rodgers have described the attitude of Car ranza. officials as increasingly friend ly toward the United States and added the feeling prevailed among them that the critics! period as to the bor der situation had passed. Officials hn ntt-iHhntorl tViis result to General Obregon's verbal report to General ' Carranza on his conference with Gen- , erals Scott and Funston at the border, j A later dispatch from Special Agents Rodgers said the new Carranza note -should reach Eliseo Arredondo, Mexi-, can ambassador, next Monday indicat-.;: ing that the messenger had already' left Mexico City. Although General Funston has not reported movements of Carranza troops east of General Pershing's col- ' umn, state department advices that considerable Mexican forces were' be ing moved northward were transmit ted today to the border ' commander. Carranza troops are in pursuit of bandits east of General Pershing's po sition in northern Chihuahua, war de partment advices indicate, evidently en route for the Big Bend district. General Funston advised the depart ment today of a rumor that natives (Cootionert on Page 2.1 ACCEPTJRANDEIS Senate Committee Endorses Supreme Court Appointee. Strict Party Vote, 10 to 8, Set tles Long Controversy. Washington, May 24. The senate Judiciary committee voted ten to eiffht today to report favorably to the senate the nomination of Louis D. Brandeis for associate justice of the supreme court. It was a strict party vote. Senato rs o pp osed to confi rmat io n will seek consideration of the nomi nation in open session of the senate since the hearings were open. Those in favor will oppose open session un less they change their plans. No plan as to when the nomination will be taken up in the senate has yet been formulated. The action of the committee remained in doubt up to the time the vote was taken. Senator Shields, Democrat of Tennessee, ar rived in the capital today just in time to cast the deciding vote. Senator Cummins of Iowa was the only mem ber of the committee not present. His vote, however, was recorded against confirmation. Senators voting for confirmation were Culberson, Overman, Chilton, O'Gorman, Fletcher, Reed, Ashurst, Shields, Walsh and Smith of Georgia. Senators voting against confirmation were Clark of Wyoming, Nelson, Dill ingham, Sutherland, Brand e gee, Borah, Cummins and Works. SAVES BOY'S LIFE Donald McCormick, 14, Shows usual Presence of Mind. The prompt action of fourteen year old Donald McOormick undoubtedly saved the life of Allen Barstow ast Sunday at the McCormick farm west of the city. Young Barstow was bit ten by a rattlesnake while playing with McCormick on his farm. There was no hesitation on McCormick s part. As soon as he realized what had occurred he sucked the wound and picking up his little friend, who is nnl v i f ri t vpflra nf ncv r n rrf( him to his father's automobile and I rushed at full speed to Dr. Powell. "Young McCormick's presence of mind certainly saved Allen's life," Dr. Powell said today. "There was still enough poison from the wound so that his entire leg was badly swollen but the greater part was sucked out." Barstow is improving rapidly al though it will be many days before he can walk around. At present young McCormick is paying for his heroism with a badly blistered mouth, which will take some time to heal MAY RUN BRYAN Prohibitionists Want Him for .Presidential Candidate. Ford Might Support Him With His Bank Roll. Chicago, 111., May 24. National prohibition party headquarters in Chi cago became active today in a move ment to adopt William Jennings Bry an as the candidate of the party for president. This movement was due to Mr. Bryan's declaration at Sara toga Springs that if his own party failed to recognize in its platform the vital issue of prohibition he might make his battle elsewhere. The report that Bryan would be a candidate for president on a third ticket disturbed some Democratic poli ticians considerably. The stcry circu lated among them was that Bryan was being put forward as a candi date on a combined pacifist and pro hibition platform and that Henry Ford would lend the movement his influence and bank roll. The Prohibition party's convention will be held in St. Paul on July 18. Until Bryan's name was injected the most discussed candidate for the nomination was former Governor Sul zer of New Tork. MORE FOR NAVY Committee Recommends an In crease of $91,787,287. Five Battle Cruisers to Be Built Under Measure. Washington, May 24. The naval appropriation bill carrying a total of $241,000,000 was reported to the house today by Chairman Padgett of the naval committee. Majority Lead er Kitchin announced yesterday that a special rule would be brought in un der which the measure will be passed not later than Saturday night of next week. The committee's report says that the $91,787,287 increase over last year's appropriation was found neces sary to place the navy in a better state of preparedness. It states that a total of $98,859,378 is provided for new ships, including five battle cruisers, and to continue ships now building. Prepare) British Note. Washington, May 24. The note to Great Britain, renewing protest against interference with American mail by British officials was being put in code for transmission today at the state department and was expected to be cabled before night. It will be giv en out for publication next Saturday. The communication has not been al tered since it was sent back " o the department by President "Wilson. NEW BISHOP TO OMAHA Archbishop Harty of Manila Ordered to Succeed ScanneU. Rome, May 24. The Most Rev. Jeremiah J. Harty, archbishop of Ma nila, has been appointed bishop of Omaha. Archbishop Harty will fill -the va cancy in the Omaha diocese caused by the death of the Right Rev. Richard Scannell, who died January 8. He was appointed archbishop of Manila in 1913. Prior to this appointment he organized the parish of St. Leo in St. Louis, Mo- . WAITING FOR CUSTOMERS. PICKS UP WIRELESS MESSAGE 9,000 MILES Sydney, .May 24. The Americas steamship Ventura which has just arrived.- here from San Francisco reports -that she picked up a wire less message from the station at Tuckerton, N. J., when 9,000 miles distant from that point. This is said to be a world's record. PLAN F0R PEACE President Believes It's Time to Consider War's End. U. S. Should Be Ready to Act at Proper Moment. Washington, May 24. Prospects of peace in Europe were discussed at the cabinet meeting Tuesday. Considera tion also was given to the address the president will deliver on Saturday be fore the League of Enforced Peace. The president's views as he will out line them Saturday are expected to be: It is not too early to consider the part that the United States will take in ending the war. The attitude of the belligerents now indicates that the initiative toward definite peace negotiations must be taken by a neutral nation or nations. Preparations for peace negotia tions may well be undertaken a year before any armistice so there shall be no delay. Neutral nations should be prompt to seize any opportunity that may pave the way to peace. No Overtures Made. If the president has any intimations from the belligerent nations as to pos sible peace terms or any suggestions from them that the United States re new the tender of friendly offices they are closely guarded. Much credence is given to the sup position that the president and the pope have an understanding as to pos sible co-operation or influence when the day of peace arrives. BLOWS UP SHELL DEPOT Italian Sbot Destroys Munitions and Sets Town Afire. Paris, May 24. An Italian shell has blown up the largest munitions depot at Rovereto and the town is now in flames, according to a news dispatch from Rome. Several heavy guns were destroyed by the explosion. $10.15 STEERS ON K. C. MARKET IS HIGHEST OF YEAR Kansas City, May 24. The highest price paid for prime steers on the local market this year was established today when 40 head, averaging 1,302 pounds each, sold for $10.15 per hundred weight. This also is a record price for the month of May, the previous high record for the month being $9.30. paid in 1912. An extraordinary out let for meat and a scant supply of good cattle was given as the cause for the high prices. TO SAVE BABIES Two Maiden Ladies nave' Been . Employed in topeka To Tell Mothers How to. Bear Their Children. To safeguard the babies and I educe the .mortality, this summer, plans have been perfected, according to an announcement of Miss Edith Lacy, head of the public health nursing as sociation, whereby two expert nurses will be subject to call at all times. They will devote all of their time to the problem of caring for infants. The association has received the assurance of practically every doctor in the city that their services will be at its call, if needed. June 1 will mark the beginning of regular inspections to be made in To peka by Miss Lillian I-fcivis and Miss May Grover, who will instinct mothers in the care of their children. Baby clinics will be held, com mencing today at 3 o'clock, in Quincy school house and the rest room of the Warren M. Crosby store. These clinics will be held weekly throughont the summer and mothers will be urged to bring the little ones so that they may be weighed and advice given on how to keep them well during the hot months. There will be no charge for any ser vice rendered at these clinics and any mother may bring her little one and receive both clothing and medical at tention free, is the announcement of those in charge of the clinics. TURNED CHAPLIN DOWN Movie Actor Sought to Insure His Ufe for $1,000,000. Boston, May 24. Charlie Chaplin has been trying to insure his life for 31,000,000, according to a local com pany. This company rejected his ap plication for the maximum policy that it issues, 350,000, because of the health record of his family. Just what the family record was, could not be learned. He succeeded in placing policies with other companies that aggregated a huge sum, if not the 31,000,000 he desired. PLUNGERS SUNK TWO Russian and Greek Vessels Victims: All of Crews Saved. Barcelona, May 24. The Russian bark Regina has been sunk by a sub marine. Her captain and crew ar rived here today. The captain stated that ner Barce lona he met two lifeboats containing the crews of two Italian sailing ves sels, both of which had been sunk by the same Austrian submarine. Tarragona, Spain, May 24. Twenty-one members of the crew of the Greek steamship Istros, 1,891 tons gross, have arrived here in lifeboats. They report their vessel was torpedoed by an Austrian submarine. Kern to Nominate Marshall. Washington, May 24. Senator John W. Kern, of Indiana, has been decided on as to the man present the name of Vice President Thomas R. Marshal to the Democratic national convention as a candidate' for vice president Congressman W. R. Wood, of the Tenth Indiana district, will present KhSLSEL i VZ?V WILL TURN OUT . , BY THOUSANDS TO WELCOME T.R. Kansas City Will. Open Its Arms to the Colonel. Crowd of 15,000 to 20,000 to Meet Him. A THOUSAND BOY SCOUTS Will . Be Marshaled at Union Station Plaza. the Reception Committee In Hundred Automobiles. One Kansas City, Mo., May 24. When the committee representing more than twenty civic and patriotic or ganizations met at the Hotel Muehle bach to arrange for the reception and entertainment of Colonel Roosevelt Memorial day it was overwhelmed with the immensity the project has already assumed. Reports indicated that fifteen thousand to twenty thou sand persons would be congregated on the wide stretches of the station plaza to greet the colonel upon bis ar rival at 8:45 o'clock next Tuesday morning. To take care of this outpouring was the first duty the committee set about. A thousand boy scouts in uniform will be marshaled on the plaza at 8 o'clock and will pass in review before Colonel Roosevelt's car. A band will play on the plaza to entertain the early comers. TherewiU be flags and patriotic em blems. When the Train Arrives. When the Roosevelt train arrives the colonel will be met In tbe nninn station lobby by the Kansas City re ception committee and ushered to a waiting motor car outside. The mem bers of the committee will occupy one hundred motor cars which will be parked early at the western end of the plaza all facing east. After the review of the Scouts the colonel's car and the cars of the reception committee, the band, the Scouts and others wfB fall in line and the procession up town will start. It will be led by the police motorcycle sauad. and will be nar th J following route: . Mast os Twenty-third Street fat Grand ' . . Avenue. . North on Grand Avenue to Eleventh Street. West OS Eleventh Street to Baltimore Avenue.. South on Baltimore to the Hotel Moehle. bach. Commercial Otnb Luncheon. The Commercial club will give a luncheon for Colonel Roosevelt and the committee at the Hotel Moehte bach at 12:30 o'clock. The committee has decided that no reservations are to be made in the big hall, except for the G. A. R. anl the Confederate veterans and affili ated bodies. . Seats for these will be held on the arena floor until 3:45 o'clock. After that all will be thrown open to the public Colonel Roosevelt will start bis ad dress at 4 o'clock. Colonel Roosevelt will leave at 6 o'clock. FOUR DEADJN MINE Fire in Famous Yellow Jacket of Virginia City. Flames on 1,400 Foot Letel Details Lacking. j , Virginia City, May 24. Four men are known to have perished In a fire raging today in the lower levels of i the Yellow Jacket mine near hers. Two bodies have been recovered. Th fire started last night. It is burning at the 1,400 foot level. Yellow Jacket is in the Gold Hill district, one that Mark Twain as reporter and city editor of the "En terprise" knew well in the early 60a 75 Men Work In Mine. Ban Francisco, May 24. At ths San Francisco offices of the company it was stated no definite information as to the fire had been received ex cept that it had started at the 1600 foot level the deepest level at which operations in the mine are now being conducted. The total depth of th mine is something over 2,000 feet. A similar conflagration occurred a year ago with no casualties. Seventy-fiva men work in it. The Yellow Jacket mine is one of the famous Comstock lodes properties. rich in the Bonanza days. Its produc tion of gold has fallen off in late years, and now it is flooded with water up to tne isuu loot level, ix has nroduced about 325,000.000 In ores and is owned by E. B. Sturges of Scranton, Pa. , ; , PHILOSOPHY OF OLD AGE TOLD BY WOMAN, 104 Madison, Wis., May 24. Mrs. Louis Brayton celebrated her 104th birthday today. Mrs. Brayton never rode In an auto and never saw a movie. She knows little of the frivolities of the present day. She is in full possession of her faculties. Mrs. Brayton says the secret of longevity is to "keep good hours, not to forget your spirit ual life in the pursuit of worldly things, be regular In everything you ! do and above all. be true to yourself."