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aerve 'wo iulnts: Erclofe a "-cent stamp
and address their .ctters to Waahlnirtnn.
aft above, and not to 'opeka. otherwise de
lay aiid needless eTrarse are Incnrrefl.
i'The lie.i.laii scientists, militarists
r.d mathematicians ha 1 the war game
worked out to a nioety before tiie first
gun wi.it fired. Everything misht
have gone according to calculation "as
fan as results go had .hey not over
ly i:ed one tning. They never counieVl
on America. It is the entry of the
United Stiles into the fray that has
upet '.htir plans and has caused
the rfun rulers to begin to seek peace
by devious .ind roundabout was. The
nv-iny 'U lays which have beerwentfoun
. teved in our war preparations may
have the effect of postponing .he rnd
but the final outcome will be the
baitie. Our European allies can't quit
fighting an 1 we will not. The Huns
are a sniaL people ana their masters
know that peace can come only with
their defe.u. There is nothing on
which to base a prophecy when cr how
the knockout blow, will be de
livered". But sooner or later the ene
mies of Germany are certain to land
on her solar plexus and for.ee her -to
Kstimaterl upon the officially com
puted returns for the first eleven
months, the United States has d:ne
JD, 000. 000.000 worth of foreign busi
ness" in the year now closed. This is
16 per cent larger than the trade of
I'S, and it is more than double the
business of 1913, the last normal year
before the war. The value of the
j-ear's export trade has been a little
above ,,000.000.000, an advance of
per cent over 1916. and of 150 per
cent over 1913. The value of the im
port trade has been approximately
$8,000,000,000, or 30 per cent greater
than that of 1916. and a gain of 60
per cent over that of 1913.
... Some of the Russians want to bring
back the deposed czar .and try him
for past misdeeds. If a precedent of
this sort be established, what sort of
punishment could be devised whch
would measure up to the crimes of the
' Senator aones of Washington is tak-
Id;,- a Jong look ahead. He has intro
duced a bill authorizing the president
to appoint a commission of twenty
seven members, mcljding representa
tives of manufacturing, commercial,
agricultural, transportation, banking
and other vtal interests of the coun
try. The duty of the commission will
be to make an investigation of cur
Deeds growing- out of the war. and to
recommend legislation to congress
that will properly meet the conditions
that will confront us afteV peace is de
clared. The development of our for
eign and domestic trade is to be one
of the prims objects, to be investigated.
The bill appropriates (300,000 for the
expenses of the commission and they
are directed to 'report within six
months from the date of their ap
pointment. The manner n which the act au
thorizing the purchase by the govern
ment of farm loan bonds is going to
work out has been brought to the at
tention of Congressman Joseph W.
Fordney of Michigan, In a personal
rr.y. , Mr. fordney says he sold a piece
f stump land to a man for $2.50 per
acre on contract. Before the pur
chase money had all been paid, Mr.
ITordney was notified by the man that
fee. wished to take up his contract, as
ho was going to borrow the money
from th" government on a basis of $15
an acre. Nobody in the vicinity of the
laud would loan mono- on it ix any
thing like that valuation, yet the buver
feels confident that he can get it from"
the government. I
. The Italians are not permitting win
tar to Interfere seriously with the
fighting. In the early part of the war
ome of their activities were carried
ahead cn snow shoes.
The British labor party has commit
ted the British people to the Russian
peace program "but can it deliver the
foods? Self determination of peoples
alreadys practically in effect in the
British empire. Probably there is not
ne of England's colonies that could
Hot be free of imperial rule if it so de
sire. The fact that Australia, Canada,
.oTwef, to" qnestion, on ? snrt all -j before-the people, upon which no man
Je-ts eoneernlmt -hlch ,ln',rmn'!.0" "n,fn ,ne Us- capable of saying how the people
KseVarS for which no adequate pro-
ami the ?reit library of confJf vision has ever been made either for
India and Africa all are fighting under
the British flag indicates that they are
Veil satisfied with their' present con
dition. As regards Ireland, she might
liave had almost anything she wanted
hvong ago if she had only known what
it was she desired. Xo peoples nave
come under the domination of 'he is
land government in the past hund'-ed
years t'.at nave not been helped by it.
Senators. Gallinger of New Hamp
shire and Watson of Indiana are seek
ing to amend the railroad control bill
so as to insure the return of the prop
erties to their owners when war-time
exigencies have passed. Senator Gal
linirer would terminate government
operation of railroads as soon as thewas crossing the ocean with cargo.
war is over; Senator TVatson would
irrant six i.ionths' time for the re
transfer. Johnson of California is
strong for government owb-ej-shlp.
The question ot wme is L
- - ; .
tant, but i : is of nign importance uui
congress should not make use of the
necessities of war to fasten upon the
country a policy of government own
ership which has never Jteen an issue
compensation to the present owners of
railroads or for continued manage
ment by government employes,
among whom political considerations
might '.iret their employment, pro?
motion and salaries.
There may be other sections of the
railroad bi'.l to which a large portion
of congress, in both houses and in
both parties, will take exception; but
they a i all of minor consequence as
compared with the proposal to place
the railroad of the country for an in
definite time, in the hands of any man,
politically e'esen, and. In consequence,
bound to bring, the railroads back in
to politics in a manner far worse than
anything which was endured in the
palmiest days of railroad activity in
public affairs. Then, at least, the rail
road influence was divided between
the two parties.
The kaiser has given another inch
of two before the advance of the
peace propaganda. He is willing t
forego annexations in the east." On
the rest he puts the whole matter up
to Hindenburg. If the- general can
hold any territory there, well and
good; if he cannot then "don't blame
me." Ger.-;any will yield slowly, but
she will yield.
Testimony before the senate inves
tigating committee shows that the de
lay in obtaining clothing foithe army
has been due to difficulty in obtain
ing materials, and the consumptive Ce
mands of the public have been the.
chief factor in that. The congestion
upon the railways is due to the'enor
jnous business the country is doing.
The country, is literally enjoying an ex
traordinary state of prosperity.
The farmers have gathered a crop
estimated by the department of agri
culture to be- worth J21.000.000.000,
which is double the value of any crop
ever raised prior to the war. Dis
bursements for wages tare far above
those of any previous time, the num
ber of workers employed being great
er, the time more nearly full and the
w?.ges higher.
Th expenditure of these widely dis
tributed sums creates a vast volume
of tradd and traffic, and has put a bur
den upon the railways which in con
nection wit It the war business has been
more than they could War. An at-
tempt has been made to give the gov-
ernment certain prior rights, but
is impracticable to shut off private
business generallyand the activity of
trade everywhere shows that it has not
been shut off. It has been going on, it
has been taking up room on the rail
ways and played a part in cutting down
the production of iron and steel to
about 75 per cent of the capacity of the
works. 'This, says a bulletin issued by
the National City bank of Nei Tcrk,
is dlroct interference with the work of
preparing the country for war.
The demands created by the war
plus ordinary consumption are far
beyond the industrial capacity of the
country, but owing to the unusual flow
of money in circulation, passing thru
many hands, private consumption in
many Hne3 is probably greater than
ever before. It would be so naturally,
and will be so unless restricted either
arbitrarily or voluntarily. But if it is
greater than usual how is the govern
ment to got its work done?
The appropriations authorized for
expenditure this year foot up $19,000,
000,000, which compares with $24,
000,000,000 as the total value of the
output of all manufacturing establish
ments this country, according to
census figures, for the year 1914.
These figures are more significant
when it is known that they include
the products of the great meat pack
ing industry, and other establishments
where the manufacturing process is
comparatively slight. This sheds some
light upon the Industrial significance
of the government's plans to expend
$19,000,000,000 In one year. Allowance
must be made for higher prices, and
for expansion in capacity since 1914,
but in any event the comparison is
There is always hope for those who,
seeing their errors, strive to remedy
them. It il reported that the feet of
ttie soldiers in the cantonments now.
are being measured In order that they
may be fitted with shoes. '
The people are accepting the meat
less and wheatless days without grum
bling, but the coalless days are becom
ing too frequent.
Brave .Deeds f Men til
America's Fighting Service
Almost every report to the navy de
partment brings news of the splendid
service being performed by the menrc-f
tlw armed guard. These men are de
tailed to man the .,guna, which are
placed on the decks of merchant ves--ls
passiTj thru the war zone. Their
vigilance has saved many a ship from
the undersea work of the U-boats.
Chief Gunner's Mate Frederick Peter
son Tost ha- been sent a lettex of
con ndation the .u-y of the
l avy for the excellent work of the
arned guard. 0f wMch he was in com
mand, aboard a snip mat was atiacitea
by a subr. arine. The ship attacked
The armed euard nicked up the sub
marine under most difficult conditions,
and immediately opened a hot fire.
T'-ie neiprl jorhood grew to . warm for
Frstz before ms could launch a torpedo
and the U-boat fled. The efficiency
( iM3kctK. on the part of the chief
gun- his l en was especially
commented upon. Tost enlisted in the
navv at Philadelphia on October 3
1917. His next of kin is his father,
Alber. John of Centei...ie. R. I.
From the Atchison Globe.
Any person who disagrees with you
is "prejudiced."
Every man who gambles is always
talking about -making a killing."
Clothes do not make the man but
a woman's clothes some times break
Men who chase women so often re
mark they envy the job of the
The young men complain that it is
so much easier to make love than to
make moner.
. If some men were as hot after the
dollar as they are after women, how
rich they'd be.
Even those who lose persistently
don't think they are poor card play
ers; they reaHy believe 'they are un
lucky. Human nature cannot he defined,
but it is the stuff that makes a 'man
boost a total stranger and knock on u
successful citizen of his own town.
The following registrants were
classified as to order of military serv
ice by the two Topeka draft boards
since Wednesday noon:
Class 1.
Chas. Leltoy "VVaite, Loa Animas, Col.
S. J. Murpliv. OL'4 Lane.
John V. Komig. 722 West Eighth.
Irvin E. .Smith. 318 Tvler.
Morris T. lialitzkv. 71S Madison.
W. B. Troupe. 428 Lincoln. '
Cluud Slockwell, 142 Evelyn.
J. A. Miltonberger, 511 North Harrison.
F. C. liruinfield, olT Van Buren.
Lee Remington Samuel, t;l7 Harrison.
Herman H. Hoelierufe. 5o4 Lawrence.
t!eo. Kobert White. 50.S East Eighth,
.lesse J. llrake. 1214 North Polk.
Kufns Wm. Trulone. 1429 North Jactson.
Kamey .T. Floyd. 1010 North Jackson. - "
Kiley Law, 014 Lsne.
Tom Karris, lit! Chandler.
F. J. Stolfe, 24 Topeka avenue.
Ernest It. Oustafson. Chicago.
'. L. Herbold. tilt Chandler,
-lohu E. Sisson. Council ;rove.
M. L. Crumb. :'.14 East Eighth.
Juan Torres. 4o2 Klein.
Howard hoggins, lit; Monroe.
.T. It. Thomas, 12S North Lake.
W. A. Itecker, 014 Lincoln.
A. WVIIansen, Fort Worth, Tex.
W. H. McAllister. 710 East Fourth.
C. 11. iribble, ::fk Kansas avenue.
Albin M. Carlson. 1019 Kansas aveliue
C. H. ltobinson. COt; Lincoln.
Walter Eberhart. 1224 N. Topeka avenue
Frank B. Newman. 720 Locust.
Ernest Miles Carter. 1207 East Fifth
Harry Ward Clay. 1.117 Seward avenue
Wm. Thos. Martin. 224 Hancock.
T"! F PhpIiah .in; :k...
E. F. Carlson. 41t Libertv
Ab9 Morris Affrnn. 412 Topeka avenue
Claude E. Johnson. 22SKleIn
Eldii White. 174 Knittan.
A. T. Hughes. KM Qnincv.
Alexander Ketrlins. 227 Hancock
Antonio Salvo, l.;.-.fi North Topeka.
Alva Mitchell. 2ir. Clav.
Elbert Woodall. ;2r! oiiiney
Arthur F. Foisom. 332' Kansas.
Class .
Edward Vlcklnnd. 1127 West Third
Ernest nori.l nto-i.i rr,-
John G. Rallach 234 North Br....
I has. Andrew Wlnbnrn. 327 Lime. :
Burt Merrick Oilesnle, 70S Fillmore
Ptml W. Push, ell -vler '"i""
Sterl Stutesmsn, 510 FeTIv
S- Ar-.","v1" 412 FHImore.
" TJ"""- 207 Quincv.
J Sehh'fte. 122 Woodruff
W. TT McMnhon. 4fl rtiaitai..
w. TV. W oolford. Jr.. Los Angeles,
M. L. Jones. Genernl Heliverv
n ' h"rnnrt. Towanda. Kan
E. It. Chincholl: 7T t.,i.
Geo. Park. 323 Kansas Ave.'
Class 4.
Paul Llchtensteln. 505 chandler
J. L. Sellars, Blaine. Kan.
Harrison Williams, 11H3 N. Jefferson
J. S. Blankenship, 707 Monroe.
Jri1" " JK,'"'""J,1' 1213 N - Western.
ItobL Badsky. 52 Van riurcn.
J. C Hancnff. Charlton, Iowa
Harry Lovelle Loncworth, Kerwin, Kan.
Albert Schoonover. 421 Leiahd
. K. Pyetxkl. 229 German Ave
J. F. Kraft. 70fi Western.
E. W. Stafford. 210 E. Fifth.
G. F. Bower, 325 Lime.
W. F. Landwehr. '349 Emmett.
John Trice. 1010 Tvler.
Joseph Hartmatr. 127 N. Chandler
Ira Treadwell. 1009 E. Sixth.
Edw. James Camp 215 Grattan.
I. S. Ognn, 1220 N. Van Bnren.
Oavid C. Brenksley. 221! X. Locust
Jacob Rini-lemiin. 201 Scotland.
J. W. Mullen. 422 Polk.
t!eo. H. Morris. C2S Lime.
Harry C. SchnltJi. K21 N. Quincy.
H. it. Speed. 1312 E. Fifth.
John Alexander Cnthbert, 327 Fillmore.
C. L. Prake. 223 Polk.
H. C. Jackson, 517 Van Buren.
Class 5.
Itamon Etrado. 209 Hancock. " '
Ijrnacio Hermandez, 32S Klein.
Jesus A'. Gelena. 220 Jefferson.
Francisco Guerrero. 43G Ash.
Thos. Alonzo. 132 Klein.
Befuelo Garcia, East Sixth Yards.
Manuel Calileron, 400 W. Fourth.
Geo. Earner. 41 Locust.
Benl. Hersley, 512 Clay.
R. b. Smith. 190 Kmmett.
Wm. Lowell Hook. 1123 N. Van Buren.
Class 1.
Courtnev C. Uogan. 1117 TJulncy.
Carl Woodruff. !KW East Eighth.
Drue E. Elliott. 1034 Clay.
J. M. VI:on. Y. M. C. A.
Thom;is McKinlev P.:tbst. 319 Broadmoor.
J Will E. Anderson. 8:10 Jefferson.
George alter iturrett. ;.i.- riorne.
Henrv CImv Jones, 1900 Topeka.
tieorse E. Miles. 214 East Tenth.
Wiley Graham. 1910 Bolles.
Manly Adrian Norlin. Marysville, Kan.
J. Sparks Welch, 711 West.
ltav D. Stevenson. S21 Jefferson.
Leonard M. Whitson. 1410 Tyler.
Walter Vernon Barber. 1520 Topeka.
Harold TV. Colvln. 10 College.
Frank M. Bills. 1012 Locust.
Kay Eudress. R24 Jackson.
Howard Lee Cook. 337 Woodlawn.
A. J. McNeal. 1111 Tyler.
Clayton Thomas Mcrritt. 15 Marshall.
tJeortre pen.-er. 1352 Garfield.
tieorge lladfortl, 1S23 Van Buren.
Talk "ow of Going After Sop-
ply of Fueffear Topeka.
Twelve-Inch Vein Only Forty
Feet Beneath Surface.
On South There Is t Coal in
Great Quantity's, 'lis Said.
Brick Employes liave Been
Digging Coal for Years.
Opening coal shafts west of Topeka,
in the vicinity "of Gaffe park, where it
is known a 12-inch vein of good, soft
coal lies is a plan under discussion at
the Chamber of Commerce. Tears ago
ixoal was mined in that neighborhood
and there are a number of -old shafts
still standing.
H. E. Shaffer, a Topeka plumber,
who as a miner many years ago, is fa
miliar with the coal situation in the
west part of the city, states that the
vein while not thick, contains a grade
of coal much better than the Dsaye
coal sold in Topeka. It lies about 40
feet deep, which is not an excessive
Much coal ha been mined from un
der Gage park. However, to the west
of the park and to the south there is
still coal in great quantities, according
to Mr. snafier.
Employes of the Capital City Vitri
fied and Paving Brick company have
taken advantage of the coal lying in
this district for several years. They
are provided with powder each year
and blast where the coal is near the
surface. Such a procedure has" mad
it possible for them to proVide them
selves with a winter's supply of coal
for years.
Richard Scott Righter,- 1220 Fillmore.
Will J. Russell, jr., 1312 Hacrison.
James Kennedy. c2y Cay.
Cecil W. Meredith, 2108 Sauger avenue,
Waco. Tex. .
Aaron Dennie. 429 Fast Euclid.
Otto Mueler. 1404 Western.
John M; Clark. 1910 West.
Frank II. Kavis, 1311 West Fifteenth.
George Wilson Wharton. 1019 Lane.
Oscar William Erickson. 15 Franklin
Clarence King. 2220 Fillmore.
Frank Fletcher. 1830 Harrison.
Fletcher AT Spurrier. 610 West Twelfth,
lrank MontroseMcKinney, 418 West
Orleou B. Eakins. 1134 Harrison.
Class 2.
Harry Hayden Lewis, 212 Knox
Earl L. Carrier. 2019 Lincoln.
Willis K. Uramwell. 420 West Tenth
William 11. Bird, 121 Clav ieulu-- .
Eugene E. Peak. 1308 Western.
I rauk llaluey, 2031 Lincoln.
Burl Jones. 1023 East Tenth
Hudson Logan. 1219 East Tenth
Kay Tarnell, 010 Topeka.'
V'l" Tu"nirsun Boone. Baxter Sprinss
John E. Ward. 320 Orchard.
Jrank Earl Downs, 920 Madison.
Charles Henry Berrv, 112 Evans
George A. Howell. S27 East Center.
Osboru H. Larimer. 314 Woodlawn.
Harry 1 homas Morrison, son Lane
Ernest Elmer Bears, 1805 Park
Leon Berl Allen, 1142 West
Joe Walter. 1107 East Eighth.
Benjamin c. Hunter, 727 East Eighth.
Harold Barngaover, 800 Brooks.
Class 3.
Laurens E. Whlttemore, 1015 Colleee
Franklin H. Uurant, 1313 West Fifteenth.
Class 4.
Rudolph Louis Molz, 1250 Wet
Uva Westley I'errin. 1248 Polk
Frank L. Nuss. 1021 clay.
Henry J. Mickeska. Galveston, Tex
Douglas D. Mote. 30B Elinwood.
James William Gibbons, Jr., 1010 Jefferson
Lester .1. Moiz, 120ti Garfield.
K. C- Boru. 1305 Garfield.
Cloreuce C. Dickson. 1230 Wroodward
Robert I". Wilson-. 1130 Brooks
Paul W. French, 2142 Lincoln.
William Joseph Stioeneman, 1194 Garfield
ltoy Herbert McMillan, 227 Circle.
James Vern Blue. 507 West Eighth.
L. Y. Elbrader, 023 West.
D. Frank Moss. 1920 Harrison.
Wilbur K. Pease. 1036 Lawrence.
Alva X. Hoverstock, 1122 Lane.
Alfred H. Tebhen. 13.30 Boswell.
Fred Jauies Partridge, 1220 Mulvane.
Mathew Williams, 1221 East Tenth.
George Henry Kuehne, 1123 Brooks. ,
Theodore Thomas Zercher. 1628 Grove;
William Steen, 1209 Buchanan.
A. E. Sesmwell, 1204 Boswell.
Cecil Alfred Foster, 13 The Drive.
Harry I. Stevenson, 112S Kansas.
Carl B. Smith. Utedonda. Cal. w
J. A. Dana. Portland. Ore.
Charles Galen Oroke. 710 West Twelfth.
Walter Joyce. 1120 Woodward.
Howard E. Williams, 1711 Harrison.
Class S.
Oscar Jones, T043 Boswell.
liar Starnes. 1198 Buchanan.
William C. HInkel, 1344 Fillmore.
Walter M. Holcomhe, 834 Morris.
Lvman H. Rice, 1172 Garfield..
Forest L. Rice. 1172 Garfield.
Paul Shaffer. 1171 Gnrfield.
Classifications made b-- the Shawnee
county board were as follows:
Class 1.
F. H. Lukert. roote 28.
John C. Cuslc. Tecumseh.
J. E. -Musi.-k, route 27.
ltoy W. WikkeiBk. TVlllard.
Charles R. Knight, route 4. North Topeka.
W. A. Plumuier, Silver Lake.
Carl Hopkins. Rosavllle.
Henry L. Northrop. Oakland.
R. "I. Avery, Waknrusa.
F. A. Luthey, Silver Lake.
Charles Roberts, Auburn,
c. TV. I'.ubv. Silver Lake.
Melvln ft. Palmer. Twelfth and Randolph
Waiter T. Pence, Elmout.
IT. J. Parr, route 8.
Vim:ent S. Peterson. Tecumseh. .
Philip R. McOord. Anbum.
Lester W. Moran. Auburn.
C. L. Backus. N Topeka.
Henry C. Kvans. route 4j N. Topeka.
C. -C. Cowue. Richland.
Class S.
Ray T. Blair, North Topeka.
Class 3. '
Chester L. Wilcox, 1514 Guthrie.
Harvey O. Elmore, route 0.
Class 4.
T. N. Barnes. Silver Lake.
Archie V. Roser, Valencia. N 1
John S. Harrington, route 2S.
Earl TV. 1'nderwood, 1400 Madison.
L. L. Htntson, Eighth avenue.
Frank H. McQulston. Berryton.
Clyde H. Redenbaugh. route 2,.
William TV. Parr, route 27.
G. H. Bantu. 1901 McVicar.
C. L. Evans. Tecumseh.
Haricv Belcher. Valencia.
Ralph O. Button. Elmont.
I,. L. Thomas, route 10.
Ray E. Doe), route 3. North Topeka.
H. P. Startup. Silver Lake. ,
T.- V. Robertson. 290 Winifred.
S. Smith, Valencia.
H. E. McGuIre, Uossville. -
L. R. Lockenour, Eliront.
David W. Boers, route 5. Topeka.
Carl TV. Corns. 372 Miehigan ave.
Archie L. Cloud, route 27, Topeka.
Chas. O. Kilmer, route 1, Topeka.
Thos. J. Higglns, route 1. Topeka.
Jeus. O. Hansen. 391 Green at.. Oakland.
Ben R. Uiggs. 338 Michigan ave., Oakland.
- Class 5. "
Thomas Flores, Tecumseh, resident alien
Refuges Martinez. Tecumseh, resident alien
Thomas M. Pearl. RossviHeln service.
Henry Bohiman. Eskridpe. fssane.
Rockie M. Singer, route tsr In service.
K. T. Obeuhauaer. slate hospital, insane.
Alex. Lambert, 408 Emmett St., Topeka.
Fuel Order Means Tremendous
Loss to vWorking Men.
$95,000,000 Estimated Cut in
Wages In N. Y. State.
Detroit Men Forced To Quit
Would Lose $4,600,000.
Illinois Manufacturers Regret
- but Stand by Order. -
New Tork, Jan. 17. More " than
$95,000,000 will be lost to workers in
t'.te state of New York in unpaid wages
for the five day period and the Mon
day holidays during which industries
must be closed down, it was estimated
here today.'
Fuel Administrator Garfield s order
for the conservation of coal means a
condition approaching starvation to
New York's poorer classes for the time
being, it was declared. Workers on the
lower east side and in oter poverty
stricken districts of the city live vir
tually from hand to mouth
Harshly Criticize the Order.
st.t cnuntv and citv fuel adminis
trators in New York were astounded
by the ouder. Its scope is far wider
and its action much more drastic than
anything that had been aiscusseu wim
a view toward relieving New York s
fuel shortage. .
Harsh criticism was directed against
the fuel administration in some quar
ters b! H. Outerbridge, president of the
New York Chamber of Commerce de
clared the order was, glT'ing aid and
comfort to the enemy. '
"This order gives greater oismay n
our allies than any step the Washing
ton authorities could give." he said.
Chicago, Jan. 17. A million and a
hoir men and women in Illinois will be
affected by Fuel Administrator Gar
field's "workless Monday" ordeni au
thorities estimated today. At an aver
age wage of $3 a day, this will mean
a loss of income amounting to $4,500,-
000 a day.
More thar 600,000 workers are af
fected in Chicago alone. More than
half of these are employed in the man
ufacturing industries' which will be-
closed for the next five days.
Illinois Already Had Plan.
Illinois already had planned a vol
untary euro on fuel consumption when
the drastic order was issued from
Washington late yesterday.
The stock yards packing plants,
with their 40,000 employes will be ex
empted from the order, it was believed
t(Mlay. They have adequate coal sup
pnes and their output is vital to the
conduct of the war. The recent shut
down was due to inability to move coal
within the yards, because of the heavy
Three thousand industries down
state will be forced to close on Mon
days, it was- estimated. These include
many munitions' works.
Big business men here took widely
thought it too drastic, while' others
believed 1: was vitally necessary.
Joseph P. Griffin, former president
of the board of trade: "The board of
trade should not- be affected by the
order, as its business is handling food
and feed supplies. The order should
increase the supply of cars for the
movement.or grains and feed and en
large it materially."
Coal Ontput Increased in 1917.
Arthur L. Hull, editor of the Retail
Coalman "It is simply the result of
transportation congestion. Coal pro
duction increased fifty million tons in
is 17 over the previous year. Four
teen per cent was in anthracite. The
demand for coal for more than a year
has Jaeen almost unbelievable. The
railroads cannot be charged with fail
ing to do all they can, but they are
crowded beyond capacity."
Poor Will Suffer Terribly.
Lieut- Col. Emil Marcussen of the
Salvation Army rhe government
should have given at least a. week's
notice. The poor will suffer terribly
and we will be powerless to help them
unless a huge fund is subscribed for
the work."
Order Xot Necessary.
Cleveland, O., Jan. 17. Big coal
mine operators, whose headquarters
are in Cleveland, today almost unan
imously declared Coal. Dictator. Gar
field's order shutting down all indus
tries for five days unnecessary.
. "If 1,000-coal mines that I could
name in West Virginia, western Penn
sylvania and Ohio had been given a
100 per cent car sttftply for two weeks,
these mines would have turned out
2t",000.000 tons of coal," said A. W.
Iean, chairman of the Cleveland coal
pool committee. At present he said
they are turning out only six or seven
million tons. Appeal to Washington
to rush cars to mines was made today
by coal operators.
"If we can get 10 per cent car service
at the mines or even SO per cent
we can quickly clear up the coal situa
tion with no necessity for a shut
down," the operators said.
It was impossible to figure today
how many persons in Ohio will be
thrown out of work. Cleveland will
be the hardest hit, where 200,000
workers, many thousands employed
mnking munitions, will be forced into
Cincinnati is next where 90,000 will
temporarily give, up their jobs.
Loss In wages will run into many
millions of dollars. In Cleveland alane
the dally wage loos will be between $1,
000.000 and $1,300,000.
400,000 Men Ont at Xoungstown.
Youngstown, O., Jan. 17. Forty
thousand men in Youngstown Steel
plants, mostly, working on war orders
are affected by Fuel Dictator Gar
field's shut down order. The daily
payroll of the men Is $230,000.
Cost Detroit Men $4,600,000.
Detroit, Mich.. Jan. 17.- Fuel Ad
ministrator Garfield's five day factory
closing order will affect 230.000 work
men in Detroit, costing fhem $4,600,
000 in wages, according to an estimate
of William Stocking, statistician of
the board of commerce. The loas in
wages thru the closing down of plants
on ten succeeding Mondays will
amount to $920,000.
About 32.000 Ford employes will
yose about $150,000 per. day. This
morning it had not wen aeciaea
whether the Ford company would pay
workers while idle, but it probably
will not do so.
Cost St, Ixrais $300,000 a Day.
St. Louis, Mo., Jan. 17. Sevet.ty
five thousand workmen earning a to
tal of $300,000 a day will be idle on
St. Louis' east side when Fuel Admin
istrator Garfield's order closing dewn
industries east or the Mississippi river
Unnecessary " City Improve
ments Should Be Curtailed.
That Is Suggestion Made by
Municipality League.
City Employes Urged To Help
the GoTernment.
Executive Council Holds Meet-
ing This Afternoon.
Elimination of municipal improve
ments not sUictly essential, the plac
ing' of city property and officials at
the disposal of the government, train
ing of fire and police departments for
emergency riot service, municipal fuel
yards, "war" gardens and aid to the
government in food control were in
cluded today in wTar measures recom
mended for adoption by Kansas cities
and towns in resolutions adopted by
the executive council of the Kansas
League of Municipalities. The execu
tive council held its meeting this
morning at the commission rooms in
the city hall here.
The council, however, did not stop
with these recommendations. It Pent
into detail in a discussion of probleins
which ttie league thinks municipalities
should take a hand jn because of the
war and incorporated those details
into the resolutions. Municipal mar
kets are urt'ed wherever possible as a
part cities and towns may take in aid
ing the food administration. Munici
palities were also called upon to see
to it that no suffering resules from
lack of food. One resolution states
that municipal food kitchens may be
necessary in several Kansas cities and
Ask All to Aid.
Every municipal employe and official
is asked to aid in the food adminis
tration plans. W. L. Porter's boys'
working reserve In Kansas was en
dorsed and cities were urged to stimu
late an increase in vacant lot gardens
by affording beginners a free course
in agricultural, instruction. In con
nection with a greater food produc
tion, more food conservation is urged.
Cities, in establishing municipal fuel
yards to alleviate the coal shortage,
are urged to pattern after the one at
Another resolution urges that con
servation alsobe observed by utiliza
tion of community waste.
Further resolutions declare that
cities should act as publicity and edu
cational agencies for the government,
and set examples in war work and
problems, such as the purchase of lib
erty bonds. Cities Vire also asked to
encourage home guard companies and
co-operate with federal officials to put
down sedition and sabotage.
Concentrate All Knerg-ies.
The - recommendation asking that
improvements be curtailed to those
strictly essential, says the men em
ployed in such work should be re
leased for the army. It is ' under
stood, however, that adequate local
utility service must be maintained.
ine supreme need of the time."
is - the concent-
- . concentra -
V. L11C L 1 1 1 1 1 . .
says tne counci
tion of the energies of all individuals,
organizations and units of govern
ment." To this end resolutions plac
ing before Governor Capper a plan to
create in every city 'and town a war
committee to unify and intensify war
work were adopted.
Members of the executive council of
tne league attending the meeting to-
. .i.wuu.-u. niuiiara j. riopkins.
Garden Citvr Cbn tr. T)onva ci;.....
Mayor J. H. Morrison Chanute; W. L.
Porer. Topeka; P. L. Wall, Mound
Ridge, and Homer Talbot, Lawrence.
THis afternoon at 4:30 o'clock a sec
tional war meeting for city officials
.began. W. TV. Cleland of Lawrence
and Hopkins were among the speak
ers. , .
(Continued .from Face One.)
Greatest in History.
Not since the war began probably
never in the nation's history has
there been such violent protest, such
country-wide perplexity or such de
nunciation of a government order.
And behind it all today stands the
officially admitted fact that Garfield
may have the legal power to enforce
the sweeping regulations he has an
nounced to the country.
Thruout the morning Garfield con
sulted with legal advisers and mem
bers of congress. At every hand he
faced the declaration tharf he has not
the needed authority to go thru with
his program.
The war government, operating in
the greatest - confusion, was snowed
under with inquiries from every state
in the nation as to the applicability
of the order.
Postponement Is Possible.
The fuel administration was in a
turmoil, utterly unable to answer the
questions fired at It from every source.
Some questions were answered differ
ently two or three times, leaving many
districts utterly confused as to how to
proceed. v
How Garfield would have proceed
ed had he carried out his intention
originally announced last night of
making the order effective today in
stead of tomorrow, as later amended,
no one could say.
That it may be necessary now to
postpone carrying out of the order ef
fective at midnight was admitted.
Aroused and fearful of the fuel ad
ministration's order to suspend oper
ation of industrial plants to meet the
coal situation Republican and Demo
cratic leaders in the senate today in
troduced resolutions to Suspend it.
Senator Hitchcock, a Democratic
leader, moved' to suspend the order
for five days pending investigation. Ho
acted after conferring with other
Democratic leaders.
Senator Gallinger, the Republican
leader, after conferring with others of
his party, ' introduced a resolution to
suspend the order altogether until its
necessity has been proved by investi
gation. Government Hunnin Wild.
SenatorTTitchcock's resolution read:
'Resolved, that the fuel adminis-
. . n. .ho TTn itaH StatM h anH ha
is hereby requested to delay for five
days the order suspending the opera-
tion of industrial plants In portions of
the United States, in order that pro
tests may be heard, investigation
made and inforrnation presented.
Senator Hitchcock, declared that the
coal order was an example of the co
ordination and "reform in our gov
ernment is now rnnning wild."
"I do not presume to say the fuel
administrator has made a mistake," j
said Senator Hitchcock. "All 1 ask is
that sufficient time be given before ;
the order goes into effect to permit
the country to be heard."
Vardaman Calls It a Calamity.
"The thing he did has been called
a national calamity. The fuel admin
istration may be Confronted with a se
rious situation in tryinff to get coal for
the ships we must send across the seas
or in maintaining the railroads, but
before taking action I think at least
this five days should be given."
Senator Vardaman, a member of
the subcommittee investigating the
coal situation said the' committee ha4
a mass of evidence it would report
very soon and: if a postponement was
effected the senate would have, the
benefit of that.
regard this order as a calamity"
said Senator 'Vardaman. n
The situation, continued Hitchcock.
is an argument for reform in our gov
ernment. I predict that before such
time elapses we will be compelled to
lodge somewhere absolute power for
co-ordination of branches of our gov
ernment that are now running 'wild.
The various officials and branches of
the government are - not working In
harmony or co-ordinating. It is im
possible for the president with his
manifold duties and enormous tasks
to have all the directions. '
Need a War Cabinet.
What we need is a war cabinet,
below the president and above the
cabinet. If we had such a war cabinet
this coal order never would have been
issued. n
'This thing has come like a bolt
of lightning from a clear sky.' It
means the closing of thousands of es
tablishments when we are striving to
keep up production. It will mean the
throwing out of employment of thou
sands of persons. It will involve es
tablishments that are making, muni
tions for the government. In some
cases it will even involve plants oper
ated by water power. It is such a
revolutionary order and involves evils
of such extent that I consider it a wise
thing to pause for five days while an
investigation is being made."
Blames Garfield for Crisis. '
Senator Calder of Xew York, Re
publican, supporting the Hitchcock
resolution, cited how shipbuilders pro
testing against the order today said
his ship yard had enough coal to lun
for three weeks but would have to
suspend tomorrow if the order goes
into effect. Senator Calder said one
cause of the shortage was advice of
the fuel administrator last summer to
householders and Mothers against buy
ing advance supplies and stating that
tne snortage was psychological a nd
that summer, buying would be deemed
"I cannot speak too strongly for
xne resolution," said Senator Ward,
Republican, of Massachusetts. "I had
a telephone conversation with a man
ufacturer this morning who said the
order means losing $2,000,000 prod-
ucia ui ins company.
Sergeant Donune and Private Xew-
miui Home on 5-Iay Furloughs.
Stable Sergeant Domme and Pri
rate C. A. Newman, a former State
Journal man who gave up his Job to
enter the army, both of Battery A, are
in loeka today on a five-day fur
lough. . ;
Newman states that alf of the bat
tery boys at Doniphan are in eood
condition and are anxious to get away
to France. He says the food at camn
r ula "ol De De"er ana that the mem
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zation are not being overworked, but
are being put into the best .possible
physical condition.
'All of the horses were" taken away
from the battery last week and the
unit is now awaiting arrival of motor
trucks. Also, the new six-inch guns
are expected In a short time. The
boys. Newman says, hated to give up
their horses because they had become
attacnea to ijje animals and enjoyed
riding them around on Sundays and
German Aliens Must Report-to Chief
of Police in JTebrnary.
The Topeka chief of police has been
notified by O. T. Wood, United States
marshal, that registration of all Ger
man enemy aliens will be held here
between the dates of February 4 and
February 9. Registration will begin
promptly at 6 o'clock in the morning
on February 4 and will continue until
8 o'clock at night February 9.
The chief of police will be required
to see that all enemy aliens coming
under this order are registered and he
will make prompt reports to govern
ment authorities of all who fail to
register. Photographs of all who are
required to register will be demanded
and it is understood that all who are
German enemy aliens will have to
register regardless of any previous
steps they may have taken In getting
permits to enter barred zones.
Camp I Winston Captain-Bandit to Be
Buried at Gem, Ivan.
Camp Funston, Jan. IT. The body
of Captain Lewis R. Whlsler, who rob
bed the army bank here last Friday
night killing four men and seriodsly
wounding a fifth, and who committed
suicide Saturday, was sent to Gem.
Kan., today for burial. The body was
accompanied to Gem by Captain Whis
ler's former wife and his father.
Kansas City, Jan. 17. O. H. Hill,
one of the four men killed last Friday
night when Capt. Lewis R. Whisler
robbed the bank at Camp Funston,
Kan., was the son of Ambrose Hill, of
Clarksville, Ark., it became known
here today. Young Hill, who was a
clerk in the bank, was a graduate of
Cumberland university. Lebanon,
Tenn., where he was well known as an
athlete, friends of the family here
Siow Applies to Every Xight In the
Week Xo Display Ughtfi.
Kansas City. Jan. 1". iThe local
federal fuel committee today an
nounced that the order making Thurs
day and Sunday niehts Ifghtless will be
extended to every night in the week in
order to conserve the available coal
Th order becomes effective
, tonight and will include electric signs
and display windows. .
tTBiess tnere is renei irom me coat
shortage within the next few days.
Fuel Adminfstrator Lampkln said he
would request that the grade schools
in the city remain closed next week.
The schools are closed this week as a
conservation measure. The local coal
sitnation was reported unchanged today.
Churches Plan-To Unite Their
Sunday Serrlccs.
Matter Taken Up by the 3Hn-
isterial Union.
Episcopalians Will Worship in
Guild Hall.
Union Services Will lean Big
Fuel Saving.
Curtailment of church services in
Topeka to help win the. war- by sav
ing coal is a plan under consideration
by many Topeka ministers. A meet
ing of the MinisteVial union for the
pVrpose of deciding upon some defi-
nite action in this regard Is promised
in a short time. An attempt was made
to discuss the subject with the Rev.
C. W. Maggart, president of the union,
today. He could not be located.
Union services In one church in vari
ous neighborhoods thruout the city is
one plafti under discuss! .n. Union
meetings in the city auditorium is
another scheme being considered.
Dean James Philip de Bevers Kaye.
of Grace cathedral, announced this
morning that the cathedral would be
closed during the coal shortage. All
church services will be held at Guild
Plans Are Under Way.
Dr. Stephen S. Estey of the First "
Presbyterian church, has had the
union service proposition discussed be
fore the board of sessions. Dr. Estey.
Dr. E. J. Kulp of the First Methodist'
church, and the Rev. Robert A. Gor
don of the First Baptist church, are'
considering nplding union evening
services in one of the three churches.
The ministers must first hear from
the governing boards of their respec
tive churches. A decision is promt
ised between now and a week from
The uniting of these three churches
will make it possible for worship on
the part of all persons living near the
down-town district. It is planned to
divide the churches into districts with
a union service in one church in each
Doctor Estey ' stated that there
would not be sufficient seating capac
ity In any of the three churches for
morning union services.
Doctor Henderson for Plan.
"I un ready to nter into such an
agreement any time," said the Rev.
Arthur S. Henderson of the First Con
gregational church. "In fact. I do not
intend to hold evening. services next
Sunday on account of the fuel short
age." Other ministers have expressed a
similar appreciation of the demand for
a reduction in coal consumption and
it is expected that the scheme will be
followed by the Catholic churches, if
it is possible.
Change in" Working Ileserve Plans An
nounced by W. L. Porter.
National enrollment week wherein
it is expected 20,004 Kansas boys will
Join the Federal Boys' Working Re
serve, has been changed from the
week beginning February 25, to the
week of March 18, it was announced
today by W. L. Porter, Kansas direc
tor of the reserve.
The change was made because of
the campaign for the third issue of
Liberty Loan subscriptions which win
be in progress the week of February
During the week of March 18, every'
boy over 1 6 years of age 'who wishes
to "do his bit" by helping the farmers
during the summer months may Join
the reserve. After enrollment the boys
will be subject to call for farm labor
by their county or city directors. Each
member of the ret-erve will receive a
card and bronze button with the coat
of arrAs of the United Stated engraved
K. C. Federal Grand Jury Orders Al
, leged Swindler Bo Tried.
Kansas City, Jan. 17. Joseph F.
Ruhlman, arrested In St. Louis' a
month ago in connection with an al
leged swindle in purchasing supplies' .
for Camp Funston, Kan., was indicted
today hy a federal grand jury in Kan-
s City. Kan.
Ruhlman was also indicted jointly
with Capt. C. W. Robinson, who is un
der detention at Camp Funston,
charged with attempting to defraud
the government and with conspiring to
represent- Ruhlman as a government
local rmtniOH
A TnnaVan wna aaaa .3..!..!.. J
- - r- " " ... "IS uown
Kansas avenue this afternoon with his
ora automomie touring body loaded
to the guards with precious coal. Neit
thing you know ladies may be carry-
" - ... ....... "". uiu mayow
in their stocking banks.
SafetV razor bl51ic. ihanianaa -
ter than new. 2oc-35c dot Brunt.
Martin Drug Co. Adv. .
MRS. EMMA A ALLEN. 4.T -rntrm ail
died January 16 at her Rome. 1142 Wetf
treet. Toe funeral mill be bfld Saturday
afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from Penwell'a
cbapel. Burial In Topeka cemetery.
January 15 nt her home. 3LT Mn'ritfmi
street. The funeral will be held tomor
row Biwmonn m o '-iikx at Merl'leo,
KaDsnft. Burhfl at Merlden.
year obi. died January 7t at her h'omaa
uVl Leland street. The funeral will ba
held Sunday afternoon at 2-.no oVlnofe
from the Eat M M. church. Burial
In Topeka cemetery.
The funeral of Ir. F. J. DaTia. rti
died Snnday at Colorado Spring. m-Ill tva
held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock
from Penwelr chapeL Burial In 1ft.
Hope cemetery.
Word haa heeri received In Tnnaka o
the death of Mr. O. -T. lladden. wife at
a l oreKa pnorograpner. Mrn liari.letl
died thla morning at PhilltpMbnrc; walla
Tisltinie her old home.
Lord's Flowers Satisfy.
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