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ryEATlIER FORECAST for Kansas:
Cloudy and problbaly unsettled
tonight and tomorrow.
AST day of Kansas Free State Fair
J in Tonrkt tomorrow.
Most Spectacular Features of
Week Here Tomorrow.
Another Internal Storm Weath
ered by Kerensky. .
KF- 4&&t i&p rj
Thousands Come by Rail and
by Telephone Pole Trail.
Fair Is Their Place of Amuse
ment and Ticnic Grounds.
Special Features to Their Inter
est by the Management.
Health, Hygiene and Women
Included in Pavilion.
Patriotic Demonstration With
Soldiers and Music.
Great Automobile and Airplane
Races Tomorrow.
Today is another record day at the
Kansas Free Fair. If Thursday, the
banner day in all the fair's history,
had anything on today's crowd it is
not noticeable at the grounds. The
automobile tops are just as thick, they
fill Just as much space, they stretch
away on the sides of just as many side
streets for just as many blocks, and
elbow room is just as limited as it
was Thursday.
Karly today fair managers said they
couldn't hope for another crowd to
day as bin as the one Thursday, even
with perfect weather. But around
noon they began hoping, and this
afternoon they are willing to concede
that the unexpected has happened.
The grandstand is filled again for
the races this afternoon. It hasn't
helped much on the outside. The
Midway is still jammed while the
Kennedy shows are doing a capacity
"hiwineiw. .-in--the 'JBtoek.--barns, the
agricultural building, the art building
and the tent exhibits the grandstand
appears to have made no drain on the
Thursday established a new high
record for attendance at the Kansas
Free Fair, but this afternoon it looks
like the record would be good for
only twenty-four hours. Everything
weather, roads, holiday spirit and
traffic from uptown to the fair
(Continued on Page Six.)
Rain in Hrtjrlit for Rnlnncc
Week, Mr. Mora Assoris.
Hourly temperature readings for
the day, reported by the local office
of the United States weather bureau
were as follows:
7 o'clock 66 11 o'clock 77
8 o'clock 68 12 o'clock 78
9 o'clock 72 1 o'clock 81
10 o'clock 7 3 2 o'clock 83
The temperature today averaged
five degrees above normal.
It's going to be plain hrt again,
according to the weather prediction
made today. The mercury started its
climb from 64 degrees, the iowest
point recorded Thursday night, ana
had reached the 83 stage by 2 o'clock.
Late this afternoon the mercury will
probably reach 85, making the day
one of the hottest of the month and
the very hottest of the fair we.-k
Tomorrow, tho, will becooler, with
(Continued on Page Twol
Six Women Sentenced to Thirty Days
for l launtlnt: Banner.
Washington. Sept. 14. Six Woman's
party pickets were sentenced to thirty
days each in Jail today when they re
fused to pay fines of $?5 for flaunting
suffrage banners in front of the White
House yesterday.
Those who will join their sister pick
ets already at Occoquan are: Mrs.
Frederick Willard Kendall, Hamburg,
N. Y. ; Miss Ruth Crocker. Hinsdale,
III.; Miss Nina Samaradin. Kiev. Rus
sia: Miss Anna G. Winter. Baltimore:
Mrs. Marck Jackson. Raltimore. and
Miss Katherine Fisher, Washington.
Fred Horey, cliamplon !irt traek auto driver, who with his little Flat, will
race in the hamiiioiiship match race with Willard and the "Masked Mar
ivI" at the Kansas Free Fair Saturday.
Urn iid Parade of Prize Winning Lire
Stork 1 p. m.
Kpnnedy sbnwa all day and evening.
Kttttpry A in action, 11-12 noon. Grand
ma ml.
Rarlnp at 1 :30 p. m.
State Journal Battery A gunners' contest,
2-4 p. m. faring pavilion.
PpeciHl Program In the People's Pavilion.
Knsns Mother nnd Daughter Club Can
ning Demonstration.
IJre Stork Parade nt 7:30 n. m.
Grand Patriotic Entertainment in front of
Grandstand 8 p. m.
2:23 Trot. Pnrao 50o.
Sayola, ch. g F. A. Pauppert
v ro a. nv. in jjisner & larneii
pHron Olus. by. h W. W. Taylor
Hprrlan. bv. h it. M. Tablork
Sir P-ingen. bv. h E. K. Cowdrey
Marguerite Todd, blk. m Ilinson & Orr
Alice Ma hone, by. m Ed Green
2:14 Pare, Purse 500.
Gvpny Keen, ch. m Rurnell Pros.
(fetnwny. ch. g J. A. Todd
Louie Mack, by. g William McKernen
Charlie C. ch. g Curt Hup
Col. lingers, by. h C. S. Uuinor
Dude Highwood, by. g.Miss L.. H. Burnhurt
Silver Patch gr. g Mac J. Kennedy
6 Furlongs Running, Purse (100.
Cherry Ilelle, ch. m T. McPride
Regards, by. h H. Higglnbotham
Sdiooi for Scandal, ch. m....V. P. Gaines
Harry K. Thaw, by. g Bill Dennis
Blue, ch. m Dan Brant
Osnple. ch. h Miss G. Borland
Wild Irish, by. m E. E. Buchanan
Lashes, by. in J. P. Held
2:17 Pare, Parse $500.
Maiden Blush, rn. m J. J. Pool
Kinney Boy. ch. g H. G. Rldgewav
Woodville Lad, ch. g G. J. Mnnty
Bullet, by. g W. W. White
McCator. by. h A. L. Davenport
Queen Okla, by. m Ed. L. Hepler
Gratta, by. m L. Newton
4 Furlongs, Running, Purse $100.
Maud M., ch. m O. F. Morrison
rum Tucker, by. g W. P. Gaines
Dorothy, by. m A. Delk
Harry K. Thaw, by g Bill Dennis
Indid Brlgage, by m E. E. Buchanan
Farmer's Day.
10:30 a. m. Address, B. Needham, Lane,
Kan. Address, Mrs. Frank Pomeroy, Hol
ton, Kan. Address, John Tromble, Beloit.
W. ,T. Miller, Topeka.
2 :00 p. m. "Liberty Bonds," Miss Louise
4 :00 p. m. Mother-Daughter Canning
club demonstration. Direction of Prof. Otis
E. HalL
7:0 p. m. Moving pictures of road
building and lecture by Col. . Frank Smith.
S :(K p. m. Moving pictures, "Winning
With Wheat,' by Kansas council of de
Avintion Day Special Features in the Air.
Band Concerts, afternoon and evening.
Carnival on Sunflower Trail.
Monster Crowd Swarms Grand
stand for Events.
Rivalry Is Keen; Sayolu Wins
the 2:22 Trot.
Greeted with an excellent card.
hard driving an a fast track, fair vis
itors crowded the grandstand at the
Free State fair this afternoon for the
concluding harness attractions. Ideal
weather conditions with every element
of attraction for racing, held the big
crowd on edge during the hotly con
tested heats.
AH of the early attarctions got away
to thrilling finishes and hard driving.
Competition was keen on the big cards
and every start was enlivened by heavy
entries. Fair spectators were repaid
by excellent offerings thruout and
track conditions gave the visitors one
of the feature afternoons of the week.
Sayola Jumped away to the lead in
the finish of the first heat of the 2:22
trot. The pace was fast thruout and
the finish was in 2:18 14 .
In the initial heat of the 2:14 pace.
Getaway lived up to her name. She
traveled over the track in a heat that
was marked by hard driving and a
thrilling finish. Getaway came under
the wire in 2:10 and won the heat.
There was ample life and action in
every heat and the heavy cards in
the running races added to interest
in the saddle events. Following was
the afternoon's record of events, with
a finishing schedule by heats in har-
ness races:
First Heat 2:22 Trot,
Winner of heat, Sayola. Time,
2:184. Entries finished as follows:
Sayola, Baron Olus, Sir Bingen, Vi
sola. Marguerite Todd, Berrian
i Scratched, Alice Ma hone.
Famous Woman Aviator Kath
erine Stinson, Will Fly,
Fred Horey Will Defend Title
Against Masked Racer.
Motor Program Ends Greatest
Fair in Kansas.
Speed Demons.
Kaisas Free fair visitors will see
all of them at the race track Saturday
Speed it will be delivered by the
entries in the automobile races, and
by Katherine Stinson, the girl flyer.
It will be delivered in such quantities
as Kansans never before saw.
Speedsters they will be the ma
chines, autos and airplanes, on, over
and around the track. They will be
the fastest pieces of mechanism that
ever were trusted to a dirt track.
Speed Demons you know who they
will be, all but one. They will be
Fred Horey, national dirt track cham
pion automobile racer; F. L. Willard,
with his racing "flivver," the mysteri
ous "Masked Marvel," and Katherine
Stinson, the feminine queen of the air.
That is the program and fair offi
cials are satisfied it can't be beaten.
If it had been possible tney wouia
have done it.
Katherine Stinson is expected in
Topeka with her biplane some time
today. She will nave an auaience
from the moment she arrives, for she
is known as the best little thriller
aviation circles have produced.
To Other Countries.
Her home is down in Texas, where
she has an aviation school. But she
doesn't spend much time there. For
a year or two she has been showing
the Chinese and Japanese what a
woman can do when she has the
chance. Her brother and sister, also
in the aviation business, run the
school for her. They have been busy
since last fall teaching prospective
soldiers how to fly in such manner
as to best the German fliers
Miss Stinson handles an airplane
Just as she would a little gasoline
runabout just as familiarly.' How
ever, she wouldn't dare to attempt the
things with a runabout she does with
her biplane.
For instance, it would be foolish to
attempt to make a runabout turn over
and travel on its back. That mode of
locomotion would be fatal for a gas
wagon. But she does it with a bi
plane. She glides along in the air,
flips some piece of machinery and
over she goes. That is just one of the
tricks she does.
Kvery Second Exciting.
While you gaze at her and her plane
she points its nose right at you and
cuts a hole in the air for a thousand
feet. But don't run when she does it.
She'll stop. She's done it dozens of
times, and before sne reaches the
ground she rights her plane and
waltzes away at -some new angle.
There will not be a tame second while
Katherine Stinson is in the air.
The three auto racers will be here
before tomorrow morning. Horey's
car is already in town and on display
at the rooms of the Topeka Buick
company. Big crowds have been
looking at it today. The machine is
equipped with a valve-in-head motor
such as are used in Buick cars. It
has won many a race.
The car that will be driven by F.
L. Willard, known as the "fastest
Ford on earth" is also in town. But
no one would know it is a Ford to
look at it. It doesn't even look like
a second cousin to the well-known
flivver. The engine is about all that
is left of the original and that has
been altered to fit Willard's needs.
Willard has been racing for eight
years and claims never to have been
defeated by a car in his class.
The "Masked Marvel" who will race
with Horey and Willard has not been
located in Topeka but he may be
here. He will be on the track Satur
day and will attempt to remove Hor
ey's title.
Auto Races Thrilling.
The automobile races promise to
be sufficiently thrilling for all prac
tical purposes, and any deficiency
after that will be supplied by Kath
erine Stinson. But in case there
I might be someone who wanted more
Horey and Miss stinson w:i: race,
she driving her biplane a few feet
above the ground and Horey skim
ming along on the surface o' the
track, attempting to pass the judges
stand ahead of the girl in the race
of the two elements. '
The afternoon program will ?egin
at 1:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon,
and the grandstand will hold nearly
four thousand people.
Major Kowland Will Pass o.i All News
and Photographs From l-'unston.
Fort Riley, Kan., Sept.? 14. Major
Rowland has been sent by the war
department at Washington to Camp
Punston to act as official censor for
all news and photographs out of this
military headquarters. Major Row
land began his duties today. Nothing
of a news nature will be issued from
Fort Riley without Major Rowland's
Ieader of Korniloff Rebel Army
Shoots Himself hut Will Survive.
Petrograd, Sept. After being
received by Premier Kerensky at the
Winter palace and informed of the
fate which; awaited . him. General
Kruimoff, commander of the Korni
loff troops which were sent against
Petrograd, returned to his lodgings
tonight and shot himself. The gen
eral's wounds were not fatal.
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Catherine Stinson receiving gold cup from wife of Secretary to President Li of
China, and photo of check for $3,000 given her by President LI for night
flight with fireworks ever palace at Peking.
Jfew Expose by U. S. Emanates
From Mexico City.
VoB. Eckhardt Flies Into AugeYJsauth6uities- was presented-to Fuel.Ad
When Told About It.
Minister Wrote to Kaiser of
Cronholm's Valued Services.
Von Eekhart Also Figured in
Xoted Zimmermann Plot.
Mexico City, Sept. 14. "The news
Is d uninteresting to me," was the
angry retort of German Minister von
Eckhardt here today when effort was
made to obtain his comment on the
American expose of how he used
Swedish Charge Cronholm as a mes
senger and recommended that he be
decorated by the kaiser.
Von Eckhardt denied he "had made
any recommendation for Herr Cron
holms decoration for services ren
dered to Germany."
When pressed , for further details i
and explanation of the conflict in his
denial and the specific letter of March ,
8, 1916, bearing his signature as
issued by the American state depart
ment. Von Eckhardt took refuge be
hind his temper. He retired to the
inner recesses of the German embassy
and declined further comment.
Cronholm Dodges Interview.
Cronholm is no longer Swedish
charge, but is still in Mexico City. He
was in the German club when the
United Press correspondent sought to
obtain his version of the affair. All
efforts to see him, however, proved
Charge Gylfe Andenberg. who suc
ceeded Cronholm at the Swedish le
gation last February, professed his en
tire ignorance of the whole matter.
He said Cronholm was no longer con
nected with the Swedish diplomatic
- From the American embassy, how
ever, R was learned that Cronholm is
expecting to leave verv shortlv for
Sweden, and that he had planned to
journey there via the United States.
The Mexican sub-secretary for for
eign affairs- the only foreign attache
available early today declared he
had no knowledge of the situation re
vealed by the American expose. He
laid emphasis on the fact that if Cron
holm had transmitted any messages to
Germany via Sweden for Eckhardt
since February, they were in the shaped
pi lvaie communications and sub
ject to strict censorship. It was in
February that Cronholm's official
diplomatic status ceased with his re
tirement of charge.
In Zimmermann Plots.
German Minister Von Eckhardt has
had considerable experience with
American revelations closely touching
mm. ne mas me uerman diplomat
to whom Foreign Secretary Zimmer
mann addressed his now famous com
munication suggesting a coalition of
Germany, Mexico and Japan against
the United States.
v on jcKnarat reaany granted an
interview to the United Press corres
pondent and listened with growing
anger and impatience at the corres
pondent's recital of what the latest
American expose revealed. Efforts to
make him comment further than his
denial that he had recommended
Cronholm's decoration "because of
any services rendered Germany." were
unavailing. When it was pointed out
to him that this denial only denied
the reasons for a decoration and could
not be construed as denial of the
actual fact that a recommendation for
such a decoration had been made, the
i minister exploded angrily.
Jobbers Appeal to Government
to Hasten Supply.
If Poor Can't Get Fuel There
Will Be Rioting.
Washington. D. C, Sept. 14. The
spectre of coal riots and confiscation
of passing coal shipments by local
From all parts of the country small
jobbers those who handle the house
holders' trade and the basket-at-a-time
buyere a,re writing in the warn
ing. The freezing poor, they said,
will storm the coal yards. They will
force localities caught short of fuel
in midwinter to seize any coal in sight,
as the mayor of Ies Moines, Iowa, did
last winter, supported by a public de
mand. A typical letter from a jobber un
able to get one-fifteenth normal ton
nage, with seventy small retailers to
supply, says:
"If these retailers cannot obtain
fuel for the poor people they supply
the latter won't let their children
freeze. There will be coal riots.
Conservation the Solution.
Railroad experts, admitting car
shortage and the gravest traffic con
gestion in the country's history, said
there is now no hope of filling all
domestic and industrial coal demands
in the scant eighty days remaining be
fore writer ties up the rails aiid lake
Garfield stated the principal hope
of a solution of the coal problem now
lies largely with the people them
"They must not rely wholly upon
price fixing, nor upon the already
overfaxed transportation systems of
the country, nor upon the effort to
increase production, nor upon the ap
portionment of coal, nor upon the en
forcement of the law," he said. "They
must save every possible bit of fuel.
If the householders of the country
save one ton out of twelve they save
ten million tons of coal."
To Carry Coal in Box Cars.
Harrisburg, Pa., Sept. 14. Carry -
ing coal westwara in oox cars may ; ments rraternized out of Petrograd.
become common, under permission ; This was the beginning of the corn
granted railroads today by the public i plete disintegration of the rebel forces,
service commission. Box cars may be j Alexicff on the Job.
supplied a mine wiuiuul ueiiig cnarg
ed againt the allotment of coal cars
for such mines.
Fuel Administrator
Peale as Adviser.
Washington, Sept. 14. Rembrandt
Peale, well-known Pennsylvania coal
mine owner, today was appointed rep-
resentative ot tne coal operators on Denikene has been arrested and
Fuel Administrator Garfield's ad- j will be held to answer a treason
visory board. ' charge.
This completes the advisory organ- j Klembosky must explain several of
ization. A well-known mining engi- i his actions during the short lived re
neer and an anthracite operator may j bellion. The government has already
be added later as assistants. ! demanded of him why he permitted
John P. White, miners' representa- i KornilofTs rebel detachments to pass
tive on the board, will leave today for toward Petroerad. To thla ho .eniioH
for increased production by the
miners, to settle local strikes In many
coal fields and to arrange for the
wage increase conference with oper
ators in the central bituminous fields.
All Back to Work Today in Packing
Town at K- C.
Kansas City, Mo.. Sept. 14. All
Kansas City packing town was at
work again this morning following
last night's agreement between strik
ers and employers. The strikers won
what they considered a great victory,
since their employers agreed to allow
them to belong to the Amalgamated
Meat Cutters' and Butchers' Workmen
of North America or "advocate union-
Ism In accordance with the principles
of the American Federation of
The settlement was effected by
Patrick C. Gill, government mediator.
Four Members, Protesting
Death Penalty, Resign.
Kerensky Said to Demand Ex
treme Penalty for Traitors.
Korniloff and Lnkomsky Ready
To Be Tried for Treason.
Petrograd, Sept. 14. What punish
ment shall be meted out to General
Korniloff split the Russian cabinet to
day. Four ministers have left the
Personal surrender of the revolt
ing army chief Is imminent. His
troops have melted away to a mere
handful. Government troops which
three days ago captured his headquar
ters to the rear at Pskoff press
upon him from that direction and in
front is the stone wall defense of
provisional troops from Petrograd.
There is widespread public demand
that those responsible for the counter
revolution be severely dealth with.
Oppose Kerensky.
It was this question apparently
which led to retirement from the cabi
net of Vice Premier Nekrasoff, Min
ister of Foreign Affairs Tereschenko,
Minister of Food Piechechnof f , Min
ister of Agriculture Tchernoff and
Minister of Ways and Communications
Gourepieff. The latter explained the
withdrawals because the ministers
"felt it was impossible to carry out
Kerensky's orders to "take certain
measures against Korniloff."
Later Tereschenko withdrew his
resignation and it was announced to
day he had been named vice premier.
That the "certain measures" pro
posed by Kerensky were for severest
punishment of the rebel leaders was
confidently asserted in certain circles,
preme army command when Korni
mation in the announcement fiat M.
Kischkln, a Cadet leader, had accept
ed the post of minister of the interior
in the reorganized cabinet. The Cadet
party, thru Prof. Paul Miliukoff. per
sistently stand out for drastic punish
ment of all those aligned against the
provisional government, for the death
penalty for teaot, and f op. eevereiy
repressive measures against in
triguers. Kischkin, it was stated, had
accepted hi office "unconditionally."
W illing to Stand Trial.
The newspaper Isvestia, organ of
the workmen and soldiers' partv. de
clared today that Korniloff and Gsn
eral Lukomsky had both intimated
their readiness to appear before a rev
olutionary tribunal on the .charge of
organization of an anti-government
revolt. Lumosky was offered the su
preme army command when Korni
loff's revolt became known, but re
fused it, joining forces with his for
mer chief.
One other minor revolt that led
by Gen. Kaledin Hetman of the Don
Cossocks was quelled by arrest of
Kaledin at Rostov. He was taken
into custody by the local council of
workmen's and soldier's party. For
mal announcement was made here
that Kaledin's following was email.
Failed to Escape.
Kaledin was apparently seeking an
escape from the government forces.
General Verkhovsky, commandant of
the Moscow district, had wired him
"The Cossacks on the left front are
proceeding toward the Don, while the
enemy menaces Petrograd. If this
means the Cossacks are declaring war
t on Russia, I shall consider their ap
pearance in my district as a revolt.
and will order their immediate de
struction. "You know I possess sufficient
forces to accomplish this. I am look
ing for your reply to dissipate my
As far back as Tuesday afternoon it
became known here todav. advance
I forces of Korniloffs revolting troops
; and patrols of the government
I General Alexieff, new commander
i in-chief, was at main Russian army
I headquarters today. A special govern
I ment commission was with him. in
! vestigating all of Korniloffs activities
! P"or to his revolt.
General Ruzsky was named com.
i mander on the north front, succeeding
nanAMi i." i 1 ..i... j ,
j Gomiaoff succeeded Denlkine on the
v ' ' 1 " 1 ' n.inuuuyBny tiiiu general
! southwestern front
iCoDtlniiefl on Paga Two)
Zimmermann Expose Should
Served as Tip for Jlim.
Amsterdam, Sept. 14. The Frank
furter Zeitung in an article dealing
with the dispatches of the German
minister to Argentina made public by
Secretary of State Lapsing, waxes in
dignant over Mr. Lansing's "theft of
inviolable neutral property," but scath
ingly criticises Count Luxburg for
what it terms his foolishness in em
ploying the cable for the transmis-
, sion of messages, despite the unfor-
tunate experiences of Dr. Alfred Zim
mermann. formtr German minister of
foreign affairs. i
The newspaper says Count Luxburg
surely cannot expect again to ' be
i trusted as a diplomat, as his negligence
and lack of intelligence have created
serious trouble for two states with
which the German people desire to
live in peace and friendship.
Dean of Railway Heads Blames
Unions for Western Crisis.
Veiled Assertion Compares
Them With Dog in Manger.
Says He Opposes Steps That
Would Relieve Condition.
Importation of 300,000 Chinese
Workers the Labor Solution.
New Tork. Sept. 14. The west Is
facing one of the most critical labor
shortages in its history. E. P. Rip
ley, president of the Atchison. Topeka
& Santa Fe railway, in an interview
today, declared that the Santa Fe
railway is short 6,000 laborers and
asserted that the best thing that could
happen to the west would be to al
low 2OD.000 or 300,000 Chinese labor
ers, barred by the Illiteracy immigra
tion law, to come in.
The Santa Fe president blames the
labor unions for the condition of
things. He accused labor unions of
opposing the immigration of labor
ers, despite the fact that such labor
does not compete with skilled trades.
Samuel Gompers, president of the
American Federation of Labor, was
cited by Ripley as a national "boss".
"He is running the country today,"
the railway president declared.
"It would be folly to talk of new
work or improvements involving pur
chases of steel and use of labor'- Mr.
Ripley said. "We cannot get steel
and we cannot get labor. The Atchi
son (Santa Fe) system is short 6, WO
'The fool alien law is largely re
sponsible for this condition. This law
should be amended or should be at
least suspended until the labor situa
tion is improved.
"We could get all the Mexican labor
we want but for this law. The best
thing that could happen to the west
right now would be to allow 200,000
or 300,000 Chinese laborers to come
in. People who employ help in Cali
fornia would like to Bee this done, but
labor un'ns oppose it and for no par
ticular reason, because such labor does
not compete with skilled trades. But
Gompers is boss. He is running the
country today. Our trouble with the
eoal situation is that labor limits pro
"We are constructing about 176
miles of new lines in Texas and Kan
sas, but labor prevents much more
work that we could do at this time.'
Garver Informed of Next Quota
Shawnee Men to Riley.
Board Awaits Orders Before
Making of the List.
Forty-eight me will form the sec
ond Shawnee county contingent of the
national draft army to go to Fort
Riley. Robert D. Garver, county at
torney, received word today from cen
tral headquarters at Chicago that 40
per cent of the Shawnee county quota
would be ordered to leave for Fort
Riley next week. It was stated that
no negroes should be included In this
Members of the exemption board
had received no such orders today.
Until the board receives these instruc
tions a list of men who will leave next
week cannot be prepared. There Is
just about sufficient men available to
make up this 40 per cent. Exemption
claims will be heard next Tuesday.
Washburn Ambulance Corps Is
Ready to Move.
Await Only Orders; Farewell
Reception at College.
The Red Cross ambulance corps.
No. 44, organized by the Washburn
students and alumni, is mobilized on
the Washburn campus. The company
is encamped in the Washburn gymna
sium and is anxiously awaiting or
ders to entrain for Fort Pike, Ark. No
orders had been received at 2 o'clock
this afternoon, but members of the
company had been given to under
stand that they would probably leave
Topeka today.
The company is made up of 119 en
listed men, of whom fifty-two are
Washburn students and alumni, and
five officers, all of Topeka.
Thursday night the students and
alumni, who had Just returned for
the new school term, gave the men
enlisted in the corps a farewell party
In the gymnasium. A farewell supper
was given the men by more than BOO
students, alumni and mothers and
fathers- The entertainment was
more than a success and gave only a
glimpse of the real feeling that lies
behind the Jocular farewells of the
Dean Horace Whitehouse gave an
organ recital in the college chapel fol
lowing the supper. - Bishop James
Wise, the Rev. Charles M. Sneldon
and Tr. raniel Moses Fink, of the
sociogy .department of the college,
were the speakers of the evening.
The "farewell reception" was then
given the men by the returned stu- j
dents and alumni in the college gym- j
naslum. President Parley P. Womer '
presided at the different meetings of I
the evening's program. '
Many Believed to Hare Bought
Exemption From SerTice.
One Man Confesses He Pur
chased Iinmnnity for $250.
Detectives Find Secret Box Con-
taining $800 in His Office.
Exemptions There Ja Per
' Cent; Elsewhere About 20.
Kansas City, Sept. 14. Frauds un
der the selective draft law whicb
threaten to Involve a dozen exemption
officials in St. Joseph and Buchanan
county have been uncovered, Francis
M. Wilson, United States district at
torney, announced today. A high
county official and a subordinate n
his office are already involved, Mr.
Wilson asserted.
Other draft officials are under tnr
veillance and will be drawn into the
government's inquiry, according to th
district attorney. The fraud revela
tions are the result of a month's in-'
vestigation by government operatives.
The large number of exemptions for
physical disability in Buchanan coun
ty first led to the sending of secret
service men to St. Joseph, the gov
ernment officials said. The per cent
there during the first week was 75,
they asserted, while in Kansas City
exemptions for physical disability
were 18 per cent. One man who
wished to escape draft confessed, the
operatives say, that it cost him $259
for his release. The man was fit for
service in every way, they said. Other
disclosures led the operatives to the
office of a county official where they
found $800 in currency in a small tin
box which the secret service men be
lieve was obtained by the same means.
Agent for County Official.
The confession of the man, who was
exempted for physical disability, the
operatives declare, named a subor
dinate to the county official who told
him that he could obtain a. release for
$250. He asked that It be paid In
Tho subordinate, it is said, at first
denied the charges and then admitted
that he had taken the money. He
said that it was an "attorney's fee."
He told the secret service men that
the money was in the office of his
superior, a county official.
A search revealed the $800 in cur
rency in a tin box. The county offi
cial when questioned, the operatives
say, told them that the money was
the savings of his subordinate.
No arrests have been made but all
Involved are under surveilance, the
officials say. They assert that their
theory is that the subordinate was
working as an agent for the county
official. The district attorney in his
announcement said that this disclosure
was only a part of a general investiga
tion which is expected to involve a
half dozen other draft officials la Bu
chanan county.
Until the case was more fully pre
pared, he said, none of the names of
the men Involved would be published.
Grand Jury Will Act.
St. Joseph. Sept. 14. The statement
was made by federal authorities to
day that a conspiracy to evade the
draft has been uncovered in St. Joe
and Buchanan county, and that there
has been bribery in connection with
exemptions here. They assert that
one man has confessed to implication
in the plot and revealed where $800,
said to have been paid by a young
farmer to obtain exemption, was
An investigation will be made by
the grand jury at the term of the
United States court to open here next
Monday. The suspicion of the gov
ernment's agents was aroused by the
fact that while the average number
of exemptions by the Missouri boards
outside of St. Joe and the county has)
been about 20 per cent, the number
of exemptions here has been about It
per cent.
Twenty-Five Unions Threaten Bis;
Strike at 'Frisco Next Monday.
San Francisco, Sept. 14. A threat
ened strike involving twenty-five)
unions affiliated with the Iron Trades
council of San Francisco and affecting
approximately 24,000 men, has been
put up to the federal government so
far as the California Metal Trades as
sociation is concerned, it was an
nounced here.
The strike Is set for Monday. Cos
slderable - government ship buildinsj
would be affected.
Bottoms of Kansas River Will Bm
I'sed by General Wood.
Camp Funston, Kan., Sept. 14.
The bottoms of the Kansas river east
of the old Kansas capitol building,
east of Camp Funston. national army
cantonment, have been selected by
MaJ. Gen. Leonard Wood, in com
mand of the cantonment, as the site
for the new remount station. The
Union Pacific railroad will start lay
ing sidetracks to the site at once and
construction of the S50 buildings, cor
rals and sheds which will compose the
remount station will start immediate
ly. ,
1 4. Student officers In training
here at dawn today observed the
birthday of "The Star-Spangled
Banner" with elaborate ceremonies-

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