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Fair tonight and Saturday; Dot much change In temperature. The Evening Newspaper of Kansas HOME EDITION TOPEKA, KANSAS, FRIDAY EVENING, MARCH 19, 1920 FOURTEEN PAGES FOUR CENTS EBERT DOWNS REVOLT VON LUETTWITZ KILLS HIMSELF; NOSKE RESIGNS Minister of Public Safety Blamed for 3Iilitary Coup. German Socialist Leaders De manded He Quit Cabinet. THERE'LL BE W RED RISING End of Radical Strikes Come i AVith Fall Of KappistS. Assembly Adjourns Stuttgart Session Meet In Berlin. 'Associated Press Bulletin. Copenhagen, March 19. Warrants have been issued for the arrest of Lu denclorff and of Colonel Bauer, char acterized as Ludendorff's "right hand man.' says a dispatch to the Social Demokraten from Berlin today. Bulletin by Associated Press.) Frankfort, Germany, March 19. It is reported that the resignation of Justav Xoske as minister of defense in the Ebert government, has been ac cepted. Chief of Police Ernst of Ber lin is also likely to resign, it is said. Stuttgart. March 19. 'Officials of the Ebert government of Germany and members of the national assembly re turn to Berlin next week, believing by that time conditions at the ciptal will be normal. Reports received here today stated communist uprisings in the vicinity of Berlin had ben suppressed. It is hoped to establish railroad communi cation between Stuttgart and Berlin tomorrow. Detail of the disorders in Berlin while the Kappist troops were withdrawing, during which the crowds were fired upon, were reported to government of ficials by telephone today. It was said that altho the general strike was con tinuing nt the capital, a new crtsis was not feared, as Socialist leaders had promised officials that as soon as the Kappist troops had left, orders would be given for a resumption of work. Will Punish Leaders. Decision has been reached to grant amnesty to the soldiers who took part in the revolt last Saturday, but to prosecute the leaders of the move ment. Reports made by loyal offi cials indicate the troops involved num bered from 40.000 to 0.000, and it v. as thought best to get them out of Berlin before attempting to apprehend leaders. . . Some members of the Ebert minis try favored taking drastic steps against all who participated in the re volt, but there i strong sentiment in f.ivor of confining arrests to the prin cipal figures in the abortive revolu tion. The rational assembly, which met in extraordinary session here this aft ernoon, was declared adjourned to vight by its president, Konstantin Kehrenbach, to meet in Berlin Tues day night. The government decided to proceed to Berlin Sunday. The majority Socialist leaders here have demanded that Gustav Noske, minister of defense, resign. Xoske has complied by tendering his resignation to Ebert. but the government has not reached a decision as to lis acceptance, and will not do so until the cabinet l;a considered the question. Should Xoske retire it seems probable he will be succeeded by Gen eral von Seech t, now in command of the troops in Berlin. Doctor Schiffer, minister of justice, is being mentioned for the premiership in the proposed reorganized cabinet. Xoske was pres ent at the assembly session today when Phillip Scheidemann, majority Social ist leader and former premier, at tacked the min ster of defense and de manded a radical overhauling of the cabinet. The leader of the independent Socialists asked Noske where he was when the Kapp forces had their hands of other dealers. The case is declared at the government's throat and why he to be in violation -of the stat anti did not "break their bones,' but 'trust laws. Noske by this time had disappeared from the chamber. Representatives of nil the principal parties at the session . Topcknns Can liny Great Lakes Equip. delivered speeches condemning the Kapp movement and urging the pvin- m?nt, Hirby Announces, ishment of the guilty. j A sale of navy clothing by the gov- Berlin, March 10. -Violent fighting i ernment was announced today by W. between crowds of workmen and the'o. Rigby. postmaster. There is a large von Kapp soldiers marked the evueu- ation of the capital by the insurrec tionary military forces. Several per sons were killed and many others wounded in the vicinity of the Hotel Adlon as the Ehrhardt marine brigade, the backbone of the revolutionists' military power, evacuated the Wil helmstrasse. Order was restored by safety police, su upporting the Ebert government, who m narched down the historic street. Foreigners Arc Mobbed. j LOOTED SAFETY DEPOSIT BOXES. The only attempt against the lives of foreigners came early when e mob Bank RoblK-rs Got $30,000 Worth of attempted to rush the Hotel Adlon. Liberty Bonds headquarters of the various foreign ' missions. The mob was repulsed by Nashville. Tenn.. March 19. Rob guards, i bers last night gained entrance to the Baltic troops, which, had been sup- vault of the Farmers' & Merchants' porting von Kapp, left the city yester- ' bank at Mount Pleasant. Tenn.. and dny morning. As they passed thru ' looted lock boxes of liberty bonds, t harlottenbur;:. a suburb, they fired : Bank officials were unable early to shots into a meeting of Independent , dny to estimate the value of the bonds; Socialists. Forty persons were report- stolen, but reports to the Nashville po ed to have been killed. I lice Indicated that the amount was The Baltic troops, members of the I r.bout 330.000. old iron division of General von der (Joltz. were reported to have marched on to S panda u. where thev clashed with radical workmen. The troops scattered the radicals, killing arid wounaing several, Sixteen persons were renorted to have been killed in an undetermined, ICoutiuuud on Page Tito,i All He Gets To I Drink Is Water- Like Tarn Cow One of the best bone dry stories brought to Topeka since last July 1 is contributed by E. E. Mullaney of Hill City, one of the probable dele gates to the Republican national con vention from the Sixth district. Mul laney is a banker - and the incident happened right in his own bank. One day recently a prosperous Ger man farmer entered Mullaney's bank. "How is everything, August?" asked Mullaney. "Ah. bad tammed bad," expostu lated the farmer. "What's the matter?1 Mullaney In quired with due evidence of sympathy. Vy," explained the German, "I come to dis country forty years ago. I vork l'ke tammed horse. Now vot? All I get 3 to drink vater like tammed cow. THE GERMAN SITUATION (By the Associated Press.) According to dispatches received from Berlin, General von Leuttwit I has committed suicide. He resigned simultaneously with Doctor von Kapp, who became chancellor of the revolu-i t tionary government that took posses ion of the German government of- fices at Berlin last Saturday. Demands by the German assembly that Gustav Noske resign as head of the public safety department were met by Noske handing his resignation to President Ebert. No action toward accepting the resignatioh has yet been announced. Berlin is still under the rule of bay onets, but troops loyal to the Ebert government patrol the streets. Forces which supported the regime set up last Saturday by Dr. Wolfgang Kapp arid his followers left Berlin yesterday. Withdrawal of these soldiers, however, left chaos behind as th& rear guard turned against jeering crowds in Un ter den Linden and fired, many citi zens being killed and scores wounded. More bloodshed occurred near the parliament buildings while in Char lottenburg and other suburbs clashes resulted in loss of life. While radical elements have not made organized attacks on the capital economic conditions are, described as serious. The resumption of power by the constitutional government is op posed by those who believe it bar gained with the reactionary leaders who tried to seize control, and there seems to be an urgent demand for a reorganization of the ministry and changes in policy in important partic ulars. Reports from Germany outside of Berlin are of such a character that a clear view of the situation is hard to obtain at present. While it is said Soviets have been formed in a number of important towns and cities and in industrial districts, it does not appear the movement is gaining momentum. Communist sympathizersseem to have met with stern opposition at many points. CHARGE TIRE FIRM Allege Goodyear Company Is Violating AnU-Trust Law. Say Salesmen Try to Force Agents to Boost Prices. Charges that the Goodyear Tire &' Rubber Co, is violating the anti-trust law thru acts of its representatives, have been made to Richard J. Hop kins, attorney general of Kansas. It is asserted that threats have been made to at least one agent to the ef fect that his agency would be can celled unless he increased prices in acordance with charges in other towns. The complaint came from Burling ton county, and is being investigated by Maurice McNeill, assistant attorney general. It was reported that one agent refused to increase his prices to patrons. A salesman is said to have warned the agent that his agency would be withdrawn unless the in- crease was made in keeping with prices NAVY clothing fob sale. amount of clothing, boots, socks, shirts and other wearing apparel on hand at the Great Lakes station which will be sold by parcel post or express, it was said. Postmaster Rigby has no price lists for distribution but has posted one In the lobby of the postoffice. Lists may also be obtained by writing to N. R. ! Harwell, lieutenant commander supply corps, L . t. ti Ireat Lakes, HI. Flee from Rulrhcr Knife. Kansas City. Mo., March 19. A man forced entrance to the home of Martha and Marta Hall, aged 12 and 7 respec tively, while their mother was away Martha grabb?d a butcher knife from the kitchen tabte and the Intruder fled. INTO STATE FIGHT Hoover-for-President Campaign ' To Be Injected Here. Will Seek to Control Part of G. O. P. Delegation. NOT CAUSING MUCH CONCERN Sentiment of Majority of Dele gates Already Defined. Doubt if Farmers Would Vote for Former Food Head. . Herbert Hoover's presidential cam paign, amply financed and well organ ized, is to be injected into the pre-con-vention fights in Kansas. This was the word received at the state house today. It is asserted Hoover interests will seek to control at least a portion of the Republican delegation from Kansas to the national convention. Persona familiar- with conditions in the various districts believe the Kan sas sentiment toward selection of dele gates is too clearly defined to permit serious disturbance by the Hoover move in the state at this time. Never theless, friends of the former food ad ministrator are slated to make a big fight in Kansas and to spend some- real money in Hoover propaganda work. Say It Came Too Late. It was the belief in the state house circles today that the Hoover move ment came too late to swing Kansas. Of the twenty places on the Republi can delegation to Chicago, at least fif teen of the selections are now certain. Not one of these delegates can be list- ed as a Hoover first or even second choice, according to the judgment of men who are in close touch with per sonal preferences of the delegates. There is still an element of uncer tainty as to delegates in the Third. Sixth and Seventh districts and one or two of the places on the Big Four. The First district has selected dele gates. In the Second, Fourth, Fifth and Eighth districts the fight is over. And in none of these districts do the observers find Hoover delegates. Nor is there considerable Hoover hope in the pending contests. However, bringing of the Hoover campaign to Kansas is certain to oc casion interest if not serious concern. Most of the Hoover conversation in this state, tho. has been among the Democrats. Stock of the food con servationist was listed high when the Bourbons held their annual banquet in Topeka nearly a month ago. The Republican lead"ers. tho, have not broken loose in a Hoover demonstra tion at any time during the delegation fight. " Would Wheat Growers Fall In? While there is admittedly a Hoover strength among the voters, there is equal uncertainty as to the strength which his candidacy would give the party in this state. Price fixing and food substitutes caused many com plaints in the state, it has been point ed out, and the wise Republican lead ers are not certain that the wheat ers would display enthusiasm under the party flag with Hoover leading the parade. That isn't all. The straight party men and women would show a ten dency to go to a candidate whose par tisanship is established, the state house dope recites. It is Hoover's ap parent lack of party fealty which dis turbs the party workers, while price fixing rankles the farmers and food substitutes are an unpleasant memory for the housewives and they all vote. Just the same, the Hoover cam paign is coming to Kansas. Also it is slated to be injected into the approach ing conventions and the fight before the Chicago gathering. WAXT TO BE RELEASED. State Receivers of Mines During Strike Confer With Allen. Ben S. Gaitskill of Girard and C. S. Semple of Fort Scott, state receivers during the coal strike, were in con ference with Governor Allen today rel ative to final termination of the re ceivership. Accounts and records of the receivers have been closed, it was stated, and Gaitskill and Sample are now anxious to be released, from fur ther state service. The receivership was ordered by the supreme court last November when Governor Allen decided to take over the coal mines and operate them for the state. A deficit of the receiver ship was paid by the legislature. The mining property was returned to the operators under a supreme court order shortly after the nation-wide strike was terminated. PATTEN AS m "ATTORNEY" Head of Topeka Railway Takes Hand in Case Before Imlustrial Court. It Isn't necessary to have a certifi cate to practice law in order to ex amine witnesses before the new court of industrial relations. Consequently the sharp expert witnesses and labor agitators may expect to clash wits and knowledge with Kansas experts when they testify before the new tribunal. In the recent Topeka Edison com pany case, A. M. Patten, of Topeka, assistant general manager of the Illi nois Traction company and an officer of the Edison company, took charge of a shrewd witness for the petition ers. The witness had been called to the aid of the linemen who asked the labor court for an increase in existing wage scales.. It was clear that the expert was really trained in electrical affairs. He not only answered questions promptly, but anticipated future questions. He was making some strong points for the linemen. His testimony might have been a big factor in. determining the initial case before the court, had not the court been suddenly asked if a layman might ask questions. After a consultation, the court members decided it was not necessary to be admitted to the bar to- inquire Ias to the technical knowledge of a witness. The ruling not only defined a probable course in future cases, but occasioned a halt in the triumphal (march of the expert witness. At the end rf a thirty-minute examination, jthe Topeka street railway head had 'forced several important admissions Jfrom the witness as well as retractions from his earlier testimony. Our Souls Clashed, 99 Is Mary's Explanation of Divo rce From Mo o re Movie Star Indicates She Still Loves Ex-husband Whom She Married at an Early Age Says Fairbanks Stories Are Hurting Her Reputation. l.os Angeles,- March 19. Stung by the reproaches of friends who told her she had not been tactful after obtaining her divorce from Owen Moore in Nevada, Mary Pickford has given an intimate explanation. She says: 4i 4ft fate Mary Pickford. "I was only a little girl. 16 years old, when I met Mr. Moore. I knew nothing of marriage. He was not much older. We were married secret ly by a justice of the peace. I am BOMB PLOT HERE? Battery Discovered Sfear Hiding 'Place of Dynamite. Hidden Under TrashPile 3iear Railroad Y. M. C. A. Discovery today of an electric bat tery hidden , under a pile of rubbish near -where the five sticks of dyna mite were found fifty feet from the Railroad T. M.' C. A. made the police department apprehensive that a real plot to destroy the religious institution had been nipped Thursday morning. Electric batteries attached to a fiise connecting with dynamite Is the mod ern "red" method of proceedings when a reign of terror is instituted. The proximity of the battery to the hiding place of the business-like dynamite, capped and fused, and the newness of the battery together with the fact that connecting a battery witii dynamite is often- the method pursued in blowing things into the hereafter - has taken away much of the jest connected with the initial finding of the dynamite. Children Oiscover Battery. The battery was found Thursday night by children playing near the Y. M. C. A. It had been carefully covered in a trash pile a few feet distant from the hiding place of the dynamite which was secreted under' a pile of straw. The children showed it to Robert 3arrod, motorcycle officer, who reported the discovery to George G. Hannan, chief of police. Chief Hannan has questioned offi cers of the institution as to whether they have had trouble with any wild eyed, queer looking individuals who might be anti-religious fanatics or ter rorists. They could not remember any recent trouble of such a nature. The police today were endeavoring unravel the mystery surrounding the finding of the dynamite and the subsequent discovery of the battery. They admit that, when the truth is known, there may be an excellent ex planation ot the planting of the dan gerous material near the religious in stitution, but the discovery of the bat tery has made it look really serious, jsEVERAXi -FIRE ALARMS HERE. Fire Companies Responded to Three Calls This Morning. Kire companies responded to three alarms early this morning. The first, at 12:05 o'clock, was to 610 East Tenth j street, where a pile ot sawdust was ablaze. The second was at 5: 55 v nei r a. pile wi ti . c ucs iitrtrit fired by an unknown cause. The third fall wns at fi:riH o'clock to the I.. Daumier shop at 200 Kansas avenue. -This blaze, started from a stove, j caused about t50 damape. j Four alarms were answered Ir.te j Thursday afternoon. One was to the ! Pa'nta Fe lumber yard, a second to the Branner street viaduct, wmcn naai caught fire from a cigaret stub: the third to 31 S Jackson street, where a pile of wood was burning and the fourth to 41 Lime street, where a flue was burning out. No damage resulted from the Thursdayafternoon fires. FLOODS THREATEN CINCINNATI. Residents Are Moving in Higher: Ground. Rains Swell River. Cincinnati. March IS. People liv - : injr in the ftwlands on the outskirts ' of Cincinnati are nr.narine to move tn escape flood waters of the Ohio river. ' "cement cell' in the basement devoid At 10 a. m. the gage showed 51.5 'of all furniture: that children suffer feet. 1.5 feet above flood stage and ris- ing from contagious disease slept In ing one-tenth of a foot per hour. Jthe same beds with those who were Weather Forecaster Devereaux pre-; well, three to a bed; and that sick .1 i f T ( .1 a matimtim Kta?e of ."i 7. fft im nllorn InnlnillTi. &-c-.n r-Mlrl twin; J less there should be a repetition of the I heavy rain of last night. No material (Tamafte is expected to result as rest dents and business men in the bottoms ' have had ample warning. not raying that if I met Mr. Moore now for the first time that I would not fall in love with- him, because he has a charming personality. 'Somehow our marriage was not a happy one from the start. I suppose we were both to blame. We separated by mutual agreement shortly after we had been married. There were con stant little annoyances. I do not in tend to say why we could not get along. But there are mothers and daughters who cannot agree, even tho they love each other. There are sis ters and brothers who are not con genial. It is not their fault. There is just something in their souls that clash. "Mr. Moore and I tried to be happy together. We never told our troubles to our friends. We even tried, three or four years later, to build up a real home, and were married again at the Capistrano mission in San Juan, hop ing we could overcome our difficul ties. "But it seemed impossible. We finally agreed to separate for good, but I dreaded to get a divorce because of the sensationalism and publicity it would engender. If it were not for that I should have obtained a divorce long ago. "Finally it got to the point where I determined not to fear things any longer. I decided we were both en titled to live our own lives. I have no intention of getting married again. I would have to renounce the church if I did. I do not know whether Mr. Moore has such intentions. I do not believe he is unhappy about this di vorce. We have been apart so long 1 tnat ne cannot possibly te hurt. It I have hurt any one, it has been my self." In denying that' she is to marry Doujflas Fairbanks, Mary said: "Some of the newspapers have printed awful stories. I would rather they would take away all my money than to take my reputation. But as long as I have that, thank God, no one can hurt me." Man' adds that a desire to make her will and tb,e probability of seri ous business complications were among the primary causes of her step. 'Y. W.' REACH GOAL Report at Noon Today Brings Total to f 14,068.7 1. , Two Weeks' Campaign Ends With Big Bosh. REPORT BY TEAMS. Mrs. W. D. Morra $3,831.00 Mrs. K. C. ScRfr S.ftOti.OO Mm. Y. E. CulTor 3,293.91 Mm. H. L.. A Ik ire 2.144.00 Mrs. Milan Porter .. ,Oft(MN Business firls' team 1,823.80 Total at noon today. "Over the top in the $14,000 drive" was the report at noon today from the Y. W. C. A. 1920 finance committee. The campaign ended today after a two weeks' canvass of the city by more than fifty girls and women. The total amount subscribed to date is $14,068.71, with delayed subscriptions likely to increase the final report. The funds raised in this campaign will provide 19 per cent of the general expenses of the local association for 1920, will complete payment for the Y. V. c. A. annex and will permit To peka to give a small part .of the S14,- 000 to the work of the west central field of the national association. Five teams of ten women each, with M rs. W. T. Sto rrs. Mrs. E. C. Seger, Mrs. W. E. Culver, Mrs. H. L. Alklre and Mrs. Silas Porter as cap tains, and a team of fifteen busine&s girls with Miss Mabel Adams as cap tain secured the subscriptions which composed the total. The largest amount secured by any team was $2, 321, reported by Mrs. W. I. Storrs and her workers, with Mrs. E. C. fie ger's team following closely with $2,806 The business girls' team, with f-Umited time in which to canvass, col lected nearly $2,000 for the fund. After the team reports were made 1 nursuay evening at tne r. . C. A. tne fund lacked J90 of the total. Ex tra eiiona were put iorcn tnis morning with the result that the goal is more than realized. Many business girls found time to give an hour or so to the campaign work this morning to boost the fund "over the top." ; Much of the success and efficient management of the campaign is due to the work of Miss Mary MacLennan, head of the finance committee, and to Mrs. Kthel Fisk Moore, general secre tary, as well as to the team captains, Miss Mildred Mcintosh, finance secre tary of the west central field of the Y. W. C. A. gave able assistance to the .workers, assisted by Miss Sue Louise ; Bell of Topeka. Punish Tots For Blowing Soap Bubbles Chicago. March 19. Blowine soan l ; bubbles is an offense in the Illinois j stat, home for so,diers- orphans. , where 38 children of war veterans are hoUfed. Miss Annie Hinrichsen. , secretary of the department of public (welfare, found two small boys kneel- ing on a crack for punishment, on vist to the home vesterday. 'What lld you do?" she asked. 'Rlew fnn n bnhhles ! Miss Hinrichsen reported to her ' chief. Charles H. Thorne. that the ; home had only three toys, that the nlav room for sick children was sl were found scrubbing the cement floors. The hospital records show twice as menv contagious disease cases each year as there are inmates In the home. WHEAT IS BURIED Kansas Bore the Brunt of Great Dust Storm. Worst of Its Kind in West for Nineteen Years. I SEVERAL LIVES WERE LOST Two Were Killed in Western Kansas One in Colorado. Only General Rain Soon Can Repair the Damage. Hutchinson, Kan., March 19. The Kansas wheat crop has been damaged by one of the worst dust storms in years, grain men and farmers today agreed. How serious this damage Is remains to be determined. -Kansas had little rain this winter I leaving the fields dry and dusty. Wheat plants therefore had not taken firm root. Roaring March winds yes- terday stripped soil and wheat plants from some fields. In other sections it buried the growing grain in great drifts of dust. So dense were the dust clouds that the sun was obseured r darkness would settle on some com- munities for a time like that of night, dust was-driven into every home and store. . Second In Ten Days. ; The storm was the second in ten days. It extended, beyond central and western Kansas to Pan Handle, Okla- ,h"ma 5"?fl?rdo; T,Good- counties was the center of a Mow ores- sSrearek All ZiWdL head into th!r sure area. All winds headed into that ri,,r j-jfi.j , t-i Dust drifted, so deeply in Kingman county that autoists were forced to detour in some places. Business was practically suspended in C'ay Center. So strong was the gale in Russell that ne KEiie in iusseii mat rociHonto -fiH - ing a tornado w twm a to m Jjamage nrportea. Damage to buildings and trees was reported from all sections of the storm area, wind blew a haystack over on Jack Carson, a young famer, of An dale, forcing the tines of a pitchfork into his hip. He was almost smother ed by the straw before rescued. Wind spread flames from an incu bator and fire destroyed the home of Mrs. S. D. fiurnham at Phillipsburg, her 6-year-old grandson perishing. Firemen at Camp Funston and Fort Riley had a hard fight to keep a wind whipped fire, which destroyed a store room. building, from spreading . to other structures at the camp. A priri fir at the fort later kept the fire fighters busy. Many Uvea Lot. , TJenver March 19. Xormal condi tions were restored in the eastern Rocky Mountain region today follow ing the worst wind storm in nineteen years, which yesterday crippled wire and train communication, caused thou sands of dollars property damage and resulted in the loss of at least four lives- . In addition to the three deaths re ported in Colorado yesterday. Juan Rnradn 32. was killed when he stepped upon a live wire on the streets of Cheyenne, wyo., wnere a u-miie gale played havoc with light and power wires. The worst windstorm visiting Col orado since 1810 killed four persons and caused property damage in a conm of towns, according to reoorts today. In northeastern Colorado. sand, drifting like snow, am Heavy, damage to winter wneat. iraina were held up by the storm. , Blizzard Rages In' Dakota. St. Paul. March 1. A storm which, in intensity, equals any experienced this winter, still prevailed in southe.-n J Minnesota, South Dakota, northern Iowa and north Wisconsin this morn ing. In northern Iowa considerable sleet was reported: northern Wiscons n as far south as Madison was covered with snow, and South Dakota experi enced a blizzard. Continued snow and colder with the wind again rising to a gale is predicted for today by the weather forecast. T)ust Bury the Wheat. Salina. Kn., March 19. This sec- tion was visited by a heavy wind storm jesieroaj, me second wiuun a ween. Yesterdays, storm. which befran around 10 o clock yesterday mcrning and continued nearly all last night, threatened to reach the velocity of Sunday's wind, which, It wis feared,) did considerable da.uase to the wheat, Unless a rain comes soon to settle . the ground there is a prospect .Ahat almost a total loss will be suffered in the winter wheat crop. Some sections reported damage from Sunday's storm, while others were not injured to any maining stand. . home damasi was done yesterday the city to rs and windows, but not TWO I)IK FROM IXJVRIKS. Fireman and Engineer Killed In Wreck Near Texarkana. Texarkana, March 19. Fireman W. W. Thomas of Little Rock died at 1 1 o'clock last -night from Injuries re ceived in a head-on-collision between I fast mail train No. 7 and equipment j train Xo. 3S in the local railway yards j shortly before 7 o'clock last evening. engineer Hickman also of Little Rock, was Instantly killed in I wreck. Neither train carried pasaen- trers, and none of th- other members .of either crew received serious injury, ; ResDons;bilitv for the wreck h. not j yet been established. mSBANR SLAYER CON UCTED. Wife Chances Story on Wltnexs Stand -sentenced to Two 1 cor. st. Louis. March 1 Mr. Flor.nce Wiegmann was found fruilty of man- slaughter of her husband. Fred Wleg- maim in a. circuit court tiirv. unl.H verdict, opened today, and sentenced to two years in prison. She appealed and wos released on IS. 000 bond. Mrs. Welgmann. when arrested June ft. immediately after the .shootinar told police she Foht in se'f defense, the police asserted, but on the witness stand yesterday she tleelared the re- vohrer was accidentally discharged. (Treat extent- but the drv weather and were hoio noi to if iviiiijie iif 111 . ntntf. n .Dmi-ti "r rpwn"i the lack of strone roots I rT the Twhe?t PJet. " was said the basis of the VOT1NO POWEK-The I-odir- re-err.- tne latK or strong roots in the w he.tl. i Mmilnr to the line of rea- tlim on mtUis- power In the iMjtne was it is feared, may allow the blow of 'uf "m. " "t ZilJ. L VI ennnBed tn provide that nutll th. leagne yesterday to completely uproot the re- B?.nl.n,; that I"""'""'1 directors in de- " , .'mended . that no other ro.m. Weat BE SPRING AGAIN; t - i Flora Predicts Fair and Some what Warmer Weather. I Wind and Dust Storm Did Big Damage to Wheat. WEATHER FORKCAST FOR KANSAS: t Fair tonic-lit and Snturday; not rnurb cnange in temerBTi:re. Shippers' forecast warns to protect 53 hour shipments north and went against s temperature of 25 degrees; east and south, ag-nlnst 35 degrees. TODAY'S TEMPERATURES. 7 o'clock 39 8 o'clock 37 11 o'clock 38 1 2 o'clock 3 ! 1 9 o'clock 37 . 10 o'clock 38 1 o'clock. ... . .43 2 o'clock 40 Beautiful spring weather, clear skies anl warmei temperatures Saturday should follow Thursday s high wind and dust storms, according to S. D. Flora, state meteorologist, In spite of all the clouds, wind, dust and unsettled weather, little rain has fallen in Kansas during the last 24 hours. Goodland reported .06 of an inch; Kansas Ci'.y, .06, and a trace oc- curred in Topeka. ' Damage to wheat by hiuh winds in the last 24 hours probably will be high. Flora says. Particularly in soutnwest Kansas mis win prove true. neat fields were very dry. The up- per soil was practically a layer of dust. I miles an hour, blew this away easily, Roots of many plants were laid bare" Flora beev h monetary loss will approach minion. Incomplete reports make it impossible to accurately esti- nijifB Hurviri(r w Mvm rrHflt ' crop will suffer, however, is not doubted. i j Wind reach sirtv mils an hour in M . . . . i"Pa at :3S o ctocK xnursaay night. It continued thru the night at -j la Pd of between thirty-five and , ) forty miles an hour. This morning it i was blowing thirty-four miles an hour! ; from the northwest. Absence of dust in the upper atmosphere was con- his amendment to the preamble which spicuous today. Flora says the dust provides that ratification shall not storms always come thru southwest- taks effect "unless tho instrument of ern Kansas and Colorado. Winds from ratification shall have been filed with the north do not often develop big in s'xtv davs after the adontion of the lust storms. More moisture has oc- currea in in norm ana east country than in the southern. Monier Svcft mg neat Damage. "While h ha received no tele- graphic reports, J. C Mohler. secre- tary ofthe state board of aKriculture declared today the 60-miles-an-hour gale which swept the state in the past twenty-four hours undoubtedly had done preat damage to the wheat crop. If a. few days of favorable weather retit a.?XriA h2 JTm 5 y greatly alleviated, he said. said that order for the wheat crop. if a storm of this fcind. before the growing season commences, is fol-. u,utll w- , lowed by a few days of good weather. !, H,,.'ch'ock. . ,mar, ask 5 vn? " the wheat will spring up. if there is qualified ratification and on the reser any left, where it was thought utterly i yations supported last session by the ruined. It would be hard for me to ; 5em"cra.ts,.a,?d since then ccePted by estimate the damage, but there is ! President Wilson. i doubtless much wheat blown out of the ground, or covered up." Trains Arc on Time. Railroads apparently did not Buffer greatly from the high wind. The Santa Fe. Rock Island and Union Pa cific reported practically all their I v a. to telegraph wires, it was said, the continnd..Vae Two NOT FOR PROJECT! , " of t Denies Moral Support' r to Woman's Club Home. WHI Sot Aid in Raising , n ! fiO.OOO Fund. - - ' Moral support of the Woman's club building- project was denied today by the director, of the Chamber of Com - v am.mA rb- meter of rmmprr. rinl team, and make - - ... the attempt to raise J50.000 toward! the erection of the $100,000 home con- I templated by the women's organiza.- j tlon. Chamber of Commerce directors I stated they did not feel it was in line i with the policy of the Chamber to of- . ficiall enter into the proposition made by Topeka women. I : It was brouftht out that anonymous tetters had been received by many members of the Chamber. The letters p m to siinnorr tne women ciuo ... . . . . I project. ' ; ford t"c'0Ttin apparently will ne ue their effort to erect the building without the moral and ,ctive . suppo'rt of the Chamber of Commerce. GETS LIBEL AWARD I.mlon Poptr Also Apologize for ,Soy!nz Boston ftltTa Name "Fre quently Coupled With That of Cierman Ciown I'rlwe.'" rWacon of Boston. Mass.. sister of ' Princess Radzlwell was awarded a1 verd'et ot t50 land costs against the iC-,7.". . J. if 1 .. , . k, , ,u.n ,.t . libel- ' lous article by the newspaper on Jan- uary 1. It anneared during the trial of the . i s v,i .". w. ,.,,.- ithat the article compla'ned of had as serted Miss Deacon was "banished ; ,rom Germany, where her name was frequently coupled with that of the crown prince. The cwners of the Dally Graphic have apologized to Miss Deacon and made a formal statement that there was absolutely no foundation for the -article. . Miss Deacon's counsel de- clared the only time she ever met the German crown prince, was while she was stay.ns at Blenheim with the " ducheas of Marlborough. SENATE SPLITS EVEN AS PACT GOES TO VOTE Final Ballot on Treaty Pre dicted as 42 to 40. i Every Vote Sow Definitely j Lined Up IIHchcock. DEMOS WONT STAY HITCHED ,Llne Up With G. O. P. in Adopt I ' Ing Irish Reservation. - "o More Amendments "ow Be Offered. Can Hlstory of the Peace Treaty Jnne 2S, Itun. signed at Versailles. July 10. !. presented to the sonata by President Wilson. November 10. 1010, rejected by the senate, 41 to 51. Febrnarv 10. 1920, revlrrd in senate. Mnrrh IS. 1020, revised Lodge reser vations adopted. Marrh 19, l'.tHO. debate on ratlfli-ntion resolution preparatory to final vote. (Hy the trotted Press.! Washington. March 19. With all indications pointing to a flnfit vote to- day n tne peace treaty- th today took up the preamble to th ratifying resolution. The Lodge amendment was first miurf i virt tw on the part of the allied and nsso- ciated powers to make objection" to the senate's reserx'ationa hfor tb ,. .... . v American notice oi rauucation is oe- posited "shall bo taken as a full and final aoeptance of such reservations and understandings by said powers." As soon as Lodee'a amendment was adopted. Senator Rrandegee called ud , resolution of ratification by the sen- att " j Are i,;IM3d Vp. TliA TM-fi.T ni 1I c Bi1nnir1 ltrnr "a. w,,,,. required that at least three alliPd powers notify this government ,hru diplomatic not of .ccept,nc. of reservations j j-, amendment wa adopted , h d , h practiciin no debate I BleTentn hour 8urveys of the it.,a- tio" "y the leaders of all the various 'faction, cmvind tViem. hv rt 'c',ire,J' ,nat nothing can now change a s'ngle vote. Senator Hitchcock con- timlcd ' trom 40 to 42 ,rot Are Kirtcon iirarrvatlon. J The resolution of ratification oi ' which the senate is expected to vote - or tonight is much different In , urae. particulars from the one pre- ' ber. That one contained a preamble or ! resolving clause and fourteen reserva- tions. This time there ar fifteen re- ervations. Following is a summary of the more important changes: 1 THE I'll KAMKLPJ The pmvtfiini. relnt ! Itig to feeptnu"e of ttoe rpnervntlnna br I the al'kn ia been chnnpl that Inteiul or in exchange of note bring required. failure of the othrr powers to file mi on. j-tin prior to n. depnnit of ratirtratioa by the I nit Pi I States hnll be token tw mcn "p- . A provision drafted by Senator Brandegee, Connecticut. -an irrecon- cl'ab. ' has been added. It require. the Dresldent to deposit notice of rnli- fication within sixty days fter the .senate acts, in order to make ratiflca tlon effective. ARTICLE X A mibntltute was ailnntcil for the orlulnsl J-mlpri- rwrvatloii on Am- : ; rS'Z.S BMUni'8 no bllgntion to protect other n- L Kill at illcnillHf IIKCrHMIl'ill. ii riiiiiiirrir mennH the I nittl Sinten will n.fune to w. Im-iiiflliig the army, the nnry, tho e-onomti boycott, or ofh:r form of economic rtii cri'mlniition. or American resource. It nmvlHpi that mturrfpN abflll hnre fttil liberty of union"' that Is, be free nf any moral oblliratlon when determining whether the 1'nlted Strtt.a .ball go to the altl of nnr RM.niled Dntlnn. iHSARMAMB.VT-A ubtltnt for the orliriniil LodKe rnserTntlon i adopted. It lirorliies Hint the I'nlted Ktates will D..I be honnil by aiiy nlnn of rilnnrmamenc until ronerens accept. It. and reere. the j riRi,t to ln r- armament. If the I dIuI f'nv?i.nni u . i .. ..., nta I than the T'oitf'l Hint., thl conntry will nt be bo-jiiii by any league oeriamn '. whl.h any other country and its colonies """:." in fV '" n,w ,K,ltlon. : j,-1"dXre. "hit fnTrnltTS t stntes "adhere tn the princijiien of wlf- determlnatlon ani to in resolution m nymnthv with the aspiration of the Irl irefivle for jrovrnroent of their own choice adopted by th aenate Jone . VH. and declares that when sarh irorernmiit in attnine. by Ireland, a consummation which it U hoped 1 at hand, it ahowM promptly oe admitted aa a member of th lea(fue or aiioti. BIIIY BONEBRAKE BATX RD.T. Central National Bunk Will Clo - " Funeral services for the late P. 1. Bonebrake will be held at o'eloclc Saturday afternoon frm the residence. 707 Harrison street. The family r- quests that no flowers be sent. Th j Central National bank w.11 close Ha aoora m u " ' ""t"""J " in honor of Mr. Bonebrake. Its foun. der. and' ror many years presiaem oi the institution. t;OVERXOIt ALLEN TO LAXSINO. Speaks Refore Michigan Slate R"pa!. Lean Club March 35. Governor Allen will speak befor the Michigan State Republican club at Lanwing March 2i. He will discuss the Kansas Industrial court act. Tha irovrmor speaks Saturday night at the suite, convention of life lnauraacs writers.