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0iit VyEATHEB FORECAST for Kansas: Cloudy and somewhat unsettled to night and Saturday; colder north por tions Saturday or Saturday night. The Evening Newspaper of Kansas FOUR CENTS HOME EDITION TOPEKA, KANSAS, FRIDAY EVENING, APRIL 16, 1920 FOURTEEN PAGES (but WAGE BOARD IS GRAPPLING WITH OUTLAW STRIKE President's Appointees Horry to Untangle Situation. Organization of Body Is Per fected at First Session. SATURDAY IS THE LAST DAY Brotherhood Membership To Be Canceled if Not Working. "Komp" Union Leaders Oat for Recognition Hold (By the United Press.) The general situation in the "rump" strikes of railroad switchmen and yardmen was reported improving in many parts of the country todaj-. College students and business men volunteers were joined by small groups of "outlaw" strikers, returning to work in operating trains thruout the east. All lines announced increase in service and some reported efforts to move freight. Strike leaders jailed in Chicago were said to bo ready to propose a compro mise by which they would call off the strike in return for recognition of their organizations thruout the country and their own release from jail. Workers were still out in some cities on the .Pacific coast and in the west but the situation was reported "easier." Hundreds of thousands of workers were thrown out of work by the strikes and were still idle in industries crippled by the walkouts. Further ar rests were predicted by federal au thorities. Washington. April 16. The railroad labor hoard perfected a temporary or ganization at its initial meeting today t.y elc-cting Henry Hunt, former mayor of Cincinnati as chairman, and G. Wallace XV. Hanger of this city, as secretary. Both are members of the public group. The wace dispute, as it stood with ttie brruklng up of the bi-partisan wage conference here two weeks ago, was submitted to the board. Mr. Han cer announced, and the board will begin consideration of it at once. Hurry to Attend. The three railroad representatives Horace Uaker, J. H. Elliott and Wil liam L. 1'ark wore on hand, but J. J. Forrester was the only labor repre sentative present, white only two of the public group were at the meeting. They were i. Wallace W. Hanger of this city and Henry Burt of Cincin nati. Judge R. M. Barton of Memphis, Tenn.. the third public representative, had been urged to come to Washing ton and is expected tomorrow. The president has also telegraphed Albert I'hilllps and A. O. Wharton, the other two labor representatives, to hurry to the rity. Mr. Phillip is expected to day from Cleveland and Mr. Wharton should arrive tomorrow from Kansas city, where he has been attending a railroad union meeting. New Unions Arc Falling. Chicago. April 16. Speedy disinte gration of unauthorized railroad strikes In the central and far west was forecast today with a serious blow struck by the government at the in-suru-ent's stronghold in Chicago by the arrest of twenty-five strike leaders. Th arrest of the Chicago leaders, who were at liberty today under bond r,f Jin 000 or arranging for bail, with promises to refrain from participa tion In strike activities pending hear ing of charges of violation of the Lever food control act. left local in surgents virtually leaderless. five oth er pleaders for whom warrants have been issued were expected. to surren der today. Federal officials announced they had gained their objective in the strike and indicated that no further arrests were scheduled. The arrested leaders, including John Grunau. organizer of the Chicago Yardmen's association, the first organ ization which went on strike, and Har old E. Reading, president of the United Knginemen's association, de nied that a strike existed in violation of the Lever act. They said they sim ply had resigned because they could rot live on existing wages. Consider Federal Ultimatum. Altho some leaders declared they bad "Just begun to fight." it was un derstood that a meeting would be held during the day to determine the atti tude of the insurgents' organizations toward the government's ultimatum that interference with shipments of food and other necessities must stop. Warnings were issued in the princi pal strike centers in the west that un less the men returned to work by to morrow their positions would be de clared vacant and new men employed. In Chicago. 850 switchmen em ployed on various roads, returned to work yesterday, railroad executives announced, while a continued improve ment was reported in traff:c conJi tions. Steel mills at Gary, Ind., where 10.000 workers have been idle, were preparing to resume operations today. The situation in Michigan and Ohio, where several hundred thousand in dustrial workers, have been forced out of employment, remained virtually unchanged. Service la Resumed. Hopes of railway officials for early restoration of freight traffic in Pacific coast states were stimulated by an nouncement at Los Angeles that the Order of Railway Conductors had agreed with Southern Pacific officials to respond to future calls for train service regardless of strike conditions. The agreement was said to affect all Southern Pacific lines from Portland, re., to El Paso, Texas and Ogden, Utah. J Pajsengerervlce on the Pacific (Continued oa Paga Six. FORECAST FOR KANSAS. Cloudy and somewhat unsettled to night and Saturday: colder north por tion Saturday or Saturday night. TO BE CLOUDY AND UNSETTLED, Colder North Portions of State Satur day, Flora Predicts. TODAY'S TEMPERATURES: 7 o'clock 5411 o'clock 50 S o'clock 53:12 o'clock 51 9 o'clock 50' 1 o'clock 53 10 o'clock 49 2 o'clock 64 Clouds, threats of rain, with little change in temperature, is the forecast this morning by S. D. 1 lora, state me teorologist, for the next twenty-four hours. There is a strong possibility of rain. It was raining this morning in the northern tier of states from Portland, Ore., to Boston, Mass. Kansas lay Just south of the rain belt. Eastern Kan sas now needs a little warm, dry grow ing weather, Flora says. Rain in Kansas City. Kan., this morning amounted to 1.68 inches. No other precipitation occurred in the state. The temperature in Topeka at 7 o'clock this morning was 64 degrees. Flora predicts a temperature of 4a de (Cobtiunen on Page Two.i PHONEllNC DEAD Theodore X. Vail Dies in Balti more Hospital. He Made "Bell's Toy" Into Great National System. Baltimore. April 16. Theodore N. Vail, president of the American Tele phone & Telegrapn company, ana wno started as a mail clerk, died at Johns Hopkins hospital at 5:22 o'clock this morning. As president of the American Tele phone & Telegraph company, Theo dore Newton Vail was the head of the largest telephone system in the world. He was not oniy its nominal head, but he was, from the first the geniusy that promoted the popular use of the telephone, the first man to establish long-distance communication by telephone, and, when past iO years of age. he was still the initiative head of a system that numbered nine mil lion telephone subscribers and repre sented an investment of a billion and half dollars. 1 Wmmrm Mr. Vail was 31 years old when Al exander Graham Belt invented the telephone, and, notwithstanding his ape. he was filling1 the responsible post of general superintendent of the rail way mail service. Still earlier, how ever, he had been a telegraph operator and. Interested in the possibilities of electrical communication, he had vi- (Contlnufcd on rage Two.) WILrGTTTJAIL Leader of Chicago "Rump" Union to Follow Howat's Lead. Can Furnish Bond But Says He Won't Do It. Chicago, April 16. John Grunau president of the Chicago yardmasters' association, and H. E. Reading, presi dent of the United Enginemen asso ciation, the two "outlaw" railway unions, announced this morning that they would go to jail on the govern- I ment charge of conspiracy to violate the Lever act. The two. with 52 of their followers were arrested yesteraay py leuerai ' tLKeius aim reieaseu on ineir own re I cognizance until 2 o'clock this after noon, to give them a chance to obtain the $10,000 bond set by Commissioner Mason. Both declared this morning they would refuse to furnish the bond asked. "I can raise the required bail with ease," Grunua said, "but I don't in tend to do it. I question the right of the government to arrest me. I have committed no crime against the laws of the country and if the government officials want to put me in jail I won't hinder them." Reading declared that its principle iiiaL fiuiiiLa me lu - lu jail lauitri than give bail." "The organization -will not dis band," he said. "Another set of offi cers will take the places left vacant by those who choose to go to jail with me- There will be no let up in our campaign.. "We have no quarrel with the gov ernment or with the railroads. "What we are fighting is the old autocratic rule of the brotherhoods. Our only compromise will be for them to accept our constitution including initiative, referendum and recall as applied to the administration of the brother hoods." Denartment nf instiro a cents vprp caed the drag net spread over union meetings yesterday. SENATE IN JEANS Oyerall Revolt Against H. C. I. Spreads to Congress. Senator Capper Applauds MoTe as Sign of Democracy. SGLONS READY TO JOIN CLUB i Mayor of Kansas City Dons Jumpers. "ew York Theatrical Men Adopt Plan Parade Broadway. Washington, April 16. The overall revolt may spread to the senate. Senators who today applauded the spirit of the organizers of overall clubs to war on clothing profiteers, said congress ought to give aid and com fort to the clubs by organizing one at the capitol. Senator Capper, Kansas, said the overall movement was a sign of democracy and public health. "It begins to look bad for the profiteers," said Capper. "It Is a sign of public health when the people take into their own hands in this simple but effective way, the matter of forcing down the cost of clothing. I preiict they will succeed if they will stick to the movement. Ready to I'orm Club. "This overall club idea is a good one because it has a real human ap peal. It's democratic, too. Congress could do worse than start a branch of the club." Capper said he would become memDer or the club if one were formed In congTess. Senators Mc- Nary. Oregon: Groniia, North Dakota bheppard, Texas; Kenyon, Iowa, and Pomerene, Ohio, said they would join an overall ciut at the capitol. Broadway Is Invaded. New York. April 16. Members of the Cheese club, an organization of dramatic writers, press agents and ed itors of theatrical papers, announced their conversion to the cheaper clothes movement last night and sent torth a sheaf of press notices detailing plans for popularization! of the lowly overau in moaisn iew lork. The advance matter said todav's promenade would arrest Broadway's startled eye at about the hour that the matinee crowds begin to gather. Boy students at the Jamaica high schaol adopted khaki as their stand ard costume at a rally yesterday. They will seek to avoid profiteering khaki by co-operative buying. Hold Overall Parade. Louisville. April 16". An ''overall club" was formed in Louisville today by the Exchange club in an effort to force down the cost of clothing. It is proposed that women join in the movement by donning gingham dresses. The Exchange club voted a fine of $1 against any of its members who appeared at the organization luncheon next week not attired in denims. A parade of members dressed in overalls and ginghams is planned for next week. Illinois Joins Drive. Highland Park, 111.. April 16. Twen'.y-six of the local leading citi zens joined in the drive against the H. C. of L. today with the formation of an ''overall club." K. U. to Form Club. Lawrence, Kan., April 16. An over all club became a possibility at the University of Kansas today when Chancellor Frank B. Strong an nounced that he would be willing to don them if other members of the faculty and the student body will fall into line. A number of prominent women students are said to favor the idea and an effort will be made to get the women to follow the lead of the men if a club is started. K. C. Mayor Dons 'Em. Kansas City Kan.. April 16. City officials here are organizing an "over all club" in protest against the; nigh cost of clothing. Plans were for c'fir ter members to "blossom out" in their "work clothes" today. Mayor Men denhall says he has "his" all ready to wear as soon as the others wear theirs. Will Wear 'Em in Pulpit. Liberal, Mo.. April 16. Rev. W. E. Matthews, pastor of the Methodist church here, will wear overalls when he appears in his pulpit Sunday to preach. J. B. Bundy. superintendent of Bchools, is wearing overalls in his school work and is advising the boys of the senior class of the high school to wear overalls at the coming com mencement exercises. He also advises the girls to wear gingham. Practically all of the busi ness houses of Liberal have signs reading: "We are members of over all club." Birmingham, Ala., Puts Km On. Birmingham, Ala.. April 16. The lowly overall, today supplanted the "pinch back" in Birmingham. Rainy weather served to encourage those who ha(1 resoived "to see what the other fellow did" before they donned denim themselves. As a result the pledge to "put 'em on today" was generally kept. Arkansas City Gets Fever. Arkansas City. Kan., .iril 16. About three hundred young men and boys of the senior and junior high schools of this city under agreement made yesterday came to school today dressed in overalls, jumpers and col ored shirts. An equal number of girls plan to don gingham dresses anu aprons Monday as a regular school dress Ponca City. Oklahoma. Joins. Ponca City, Okla., April 16. Start ing Monday morning, the Marland Re fining company office employes will come to work the men dressed in denim or khaki and the women gingham. This announcement was made today at the offices of the com pany. The 'Overall club" member ship exceeds 200. 1 Tulsa Oil Magnates, Too. Tulsa. Okla., April 16. "Overalls (rontmnetl on Page Two.i Negro Hanged for Double Murder. Chicago April. 16. William Yans' Mills, 23, negro, was hanged today for the murder of two men here last sum mer. Mills was convicted on circum stantial finger print evidence. Overall Opening In Topeka Begins Today Telegraph Editor of State Journal, Braves the "Element" and Comes to Work in at Society Fearing that a dress suit worn to his work would cause more obnoxious comment than a suit of denim, E. D. Keilmann, telegraph editor of The State Journal, appeared on the Job this morning dressed in overalls. Keil mann declares that he has worn out all his qther apparel waiting for prices to come down and the only part of his , E. D. Keilmann. wardrobe still intact yesterday was a dress suit purchased in the heyday of things when dress suits could be ob tained for as low as $40. The follow ing is his own story: "No, I'm still working at The State Journal office." "No, I've not left tho telegraph desk for a job in the press room." "Those and a few other less printa ble responses were handed back by me this morning as I hurried to the FRAUD IS CHARGE Attorney General Charge Mary Pickford "Conspired." Concealed Xante From Judge, Says Complaint Filed. Minden, Nev., April IS. In the in terest of the state of Nevada a suit asking that the decree of divorce granted on March 2. 1920, by District Judge Langan to Gladys E. Moore, more familiarly known as Mary Pick ford, from Owen E. Moore be set aside will be filed in the district court here this afternoon by Leonard B. MM'" t owier, attorney general. took place at the town of Choix, Sina- The complaint is based on allegation j loa where the Carranista garrison sur of fraud, connivance and collusion be- rendered after one hour's resistance tween Jioore. nis wire ana uoug.as rroa,. iU ....o... "".- Moore was married a snort time alter har nivnra na n r on v- n tr nia n ir H i, r.h. ,.;'. ,;,r .n.. i .h.t there onnVnir. F.e - tween himself and his present wife to defeat Vh proton ofrTcalTfornla law which requires that a year elapse before a final decree of divorce be granted, bv having Mrs. Moore get a divorce in Nevada, in tnat respect is alleged in the complaint that an en- easement ana agreement to wea ex - istert between Gladvs Moore and Fair- banks prior to February 15, 1920. the date on which Mrs. Moore came to Nevada. Other allegations are that Moore came to Minden solely to be served with summons in the suit, that no sub stantial facts were given in court to warrant a divorce and that Miss Pick- ford concealed her identity from the i Mexican troops thru United States ter judge up to the moment of taking the.'ritory to fight the rebels in Sonora, it witness stand. j was learned today. Carranza wants to As Judge Langan is one of the wit- Isend his troops, on American railroads, nesses summoned for the state, an-jacross southern New Mexico and An other judge will hear the complaint. I zona from Chihuahua to Sonora. Xcwspapcr Man Is Killed. St. Joseph. Mo., April 16. The man who was, killed in Kansas City by a street car last night has been identi fied as Hugo Hailing, a former St. Jo seph newspaper man. Lately Hailing had been employed on Chicago news papers and prior to that on New York papers. His Denims Also Eats Restaurant. v office trying to beat "Dutch" Shultz to the water cooler. "I bought these overalls yesterday, first intending to wear them while 1 washing the car, et cetera, et cetera, but when I started to dress this morn ing, u stuck my foot thru the most im portant part of the last presentable pair of trousers in my wardrobe. The closet held only coats and vests and a dress suit, I purchased in Manhattan five years ago. For a minute I was almost certain that I was going to at tend work formally but prospects of the Jeers of the gang changed my mind. The only thing left was this suit of overalls and there you are. "Ever since I came back from France I have been trying to get some one to start something in the way of formality that will give me a chance to get my $40 worth out of that dress suit. When the Press club gave the party at the governor's I thought I was fixed, but Charley Mitchell spoiled all that by putting a cold water pen alty on wearing evening clothes. "Since these overall clubs have been organized in all parts of the country I have been hoping that the live ones would do something like it in Topeka, but no, there seems no chance. I have only this one joy. Charles Mitchell put the kibosh on the dress suit3 guess he hain't none all right. Mitchell generally gets' the publicity on this sort of stunts, but this time I have beat him to it. I can stand the rest of the town off now. "But gosh, you should have seen the folks on Kansas avenue when I went out for my noon lunch today. You would have thought I had forgotten to put any of 'em on at all, or that I was wearing a new sort of silk hose and was lifting my skirts too highr "GIB." Overalls made their debut in Topeka society today noon, when Keilmann lunched at a restaurant frequented by the "upper set." The writer sneaked along timidly and shame-facedly. He was not sure what kind of a reception Keilmann's jeans were going to re ceive at the hands of society, but he was getting his lujich free, so he had to trail along. As he seated himself, Keilmann spread a napkin carefully across his legs. He didn't tuck it in his collar; the overall bib served that purpose. All went well thru the meal. Keil mann's coat served as covering for the bib and the table-cloth was a good camouflage for the loud, striped ex- Ltmeties. Hence, the writer did not cnoke on nsn bones, wnen tne nnger bowls had -cdrne and gone, -without Keilmann drinking from his, the awful moment arrived. By this time the cafe was well filled and the writer's knees quivered at running that haughty gauntlet with his be denimed companion. He made up his mind to follow Kielmann out to view the effect of the jeanst but at the last moment his nerve failed him and he went out first, hurriedly, so Society would not associate him with the over alls. From under his downcast eye lids, however, he could see the startled expressions on the faces of the lunch ers. Were disdain and contempt not also written on their faces? He hur ried on. not mindful of the fact that his companion had the check and was paying the bill. When Keilmann walked up to the cashier to pay his bill, that lady of a stoutish. austere type, she was coldly looked him over. Her glance fairly shouted, "I do wish these me chanics wouldn't comeTiere.' At last the ordeal was over, but the writer wondered if his reputation would survive the blow dealt by the overalls. It will no doubt when the governor, the mayor and the leading bankers of the city don denim as their business dress. TAKE FOUR TOWNS Sonora Troops Victorious in Anti-Carranza Drire. Mexican Chief Wants to More His Troops Thru U. S. Agua Prieta. Sonora, April 16. Four towns in Slnaloa have fallen be- fore the invading Sonora state troops, according to a report to divisional headquarters. here today from General Flores, commanding the invading col umn. The first battle between Carranista troops and the Sonora secessionists an Joined tne Sonora movement. The sinaloa towns which have fal len into the nands of the sonora army l . - 2.Ve ?.ca . Ainwaca, -loroand Choix. , 1 ne ?!nalo.a. .staF? capital. Cu lacan. I "JrJ.:.- "? V'" m'l ffi?n ' pf1 K,or"'" inVadi" in"S column. , "roop? f ,ne rePubIlc ,Son - ! s.ationed at Cananea numbering 800. it" ' . ' v..w.rneim ui me maii.tr win uui ut moll V ,d.ef"nd this port' according to Gen i - - - ' 1 - -... - . iup,r.,c.5.,u Unerf Ttf,y,.CrH United States terri- isston is granted the ! possible invasion of ranza troops from tory in event permisston is granted the federal government to thru the United States. Washington. April 16. The Mexican government has asked the state de partment ti permit transportation of Bloody Clews Are Found. j Steubenville. O.. April 16. A suit-, case containing a blood spattered shirt j and a blood stained handkerchief, al- . leged to belong to Harry Miller, "con- fessed" slayer of little Frances South' i of Adena. was found in the West Vir- 1 ginia hills near Beach bottom last' night. DENIMS ARE HEREc . i Justice Porter, of Supreme Court, Wears Oreralls. Topeka Is Catching the Nation Wide Epidemic. SANTA FE CLERKS MAY TRY IT General Chairman of Union Recommends "ew Attire. Bell Telephone Employes Next Petition at C. of C. "Ma, Where's my overalls" 'Look at these jeans, Sarry, they're all faded. The fella that Bold them to me told me they'd hold their color." "Aw, I don't need any clean shirt today. I can do on two a week now that I'm wearin' overalls; they donjt show much with the bib anyhow." "You don't need to call the tailor today, dear. These overalls don't need pressing like pants used to." These and other kindred expres sions will be heard on every side in Topeka soon, for the overall "epi demic" has rit the city. The move ment, already under way nationally, took root in this city today and in a few days denim may be as common on the streets as khaki and O. D. were when the boys besan to come home irom trance and the camps. Today, the twelve hundred employes of the Southwest Bell Telephone com pany here are considering a cheap clothes campaign. Beginning May 1 and contiuuing Indefinitely, the men will wear khaki trousers and brown shirts and the women employes will dress in similar skirts and shirt waists, it is planned. M. A. Moore, general chairman of the railway clerks' union for the Santa Fe eastern lines, today recom mended that the 1,465 clerks in To peka don the denim as a means of reducing the high cost of clothing. Several other large companies are ex pected to take up the movement soon. Judge Porter Vicars 'Km, Topekans stared today when Judge Silaa Porter of the Kansas supreme court, walked up Kansas avenue, at tired in blue overalls and jumper. An overall - petition was passed around at the Chamber of Commerce luncheon today noon. It was started late, however, and not many business men had a chance to sign up. John Bergen, adjutant of the local post of the American legion, passed the peti tion. Jeans are expected to show up soon on Washburn campus, and it will not e 4n an initiation stunt, either. Mem bers "Of the Phi Ielta Theta frater nity said today they were going to sponsor the movement and go to classes in overalls. Members of thef Theta sorority declared themselves in favor of cheaper clothes and said they were going to work out some plan for uniformly cheaper dress., When ging ham was suggested they threw up their hands, however and exclaimed: "Gingham! Why, that's th highest priced material you can buy nowa days." Many persons look for overall prices to take a jump, when the movement gets under way here. One local cloth ing dealer said today he did not ex pect such an increase. "HICKORY-SHIRT COaVEHTlON" Kansas Democrats Will Take l?p Over all Idea, Hackney Says. Democracy 100 proof variety is the plan of Ed T. Hackney of Welling ton, state fair price commissioner, who today urged delegates to the Demo crat state convention at Wichita next Thursday'to appear on the floor of the convention in blue jeans and hickory shirts. He urges his party leaders to pioneer a big fight on the high cost of clothing in Kansas. Haekncy'll Wear 'Elm. Hackney himself asserts he will go onto the floor of the Wichita forum in the popular price garb. What is more, he today issued a CaII to local ! Messages received here yesterday I The work of the. International Kin Democrats to follow his lead. While ' said that Turks and Armenians in dergarten Unit In France, known as it is quite probable that acceptance of .northern Svria were engaged in heavy j .lardin d'Enfantx, will be shown to the the fair price commissioner's plan fighting and that the Armenians had delegates thru moving pictures at the may not be unanimous, it is almost occupied the American mission at: Cozy theater this afternoon. Miss equally certain that many of the Aintab I Fanniebelle Curtis, head of the Jardin county delegations will appear in over-! The-Americans known to be in that d'Enfants will give a lecture accom alls and hickory shirts. It is also prob- region are: Dr. Lorin ;. Shepard of panying the pictures and a plea for able njav liio aunt luiivenuuii "mJ voice an expression regarding the ' expression regarding the fight on living prices. "I hope delegates to the state con vention in Wrichita next week will ap- pear in tne nan m nicKory snirts anu j jeans overalls' Hackney told friends ; ln the state house today ..lt i9 an opportunity for Kansas Democrats to express a spirit of true democracy and to give some party l. .h ,1 n c r.f liinv Thar. l.gll, HITS lllgll WV.L V. ,1. .11. i . " meet big Is no reason whv the is20 shouldn't be known as tne nicnory "It co. n ' 0 In France t TJ?.e fa'r Pr,ce commissioner will go;" France. to Wichita as one of the delegates, svrpORX rorkTIT W. BLAIR. from Sumner county. He will urge, his home delegation to go to the con- shawnee and Brown Bourbons Pledge vention dressed in overalls j huppoTt to Tonck(,n. i "None of the strictly state issues : will be taUen up ln the resolutions,". ' Hackney forecast ln answer to a ques , Uon wrdin tne" party stand on the industrial court act. While a number 1 of Bourbons have urged condemnation 1 of the state law, there is a general ' tioned , n for selection oi at least one woman tor plCe 0n 5's .1 WM "iT ' Hackney. He denied he would be a, candidate for state office in the com-, i candidate for state office in the com J suggested in connection with the gov-i ernorsmp as well as for a place on j the supreme bench. During- the Hodges administration Hackney was a member of the state j boara or aamimsiration. Cincinnati Papers Smaller Cincinnati, April 16. Announce ment is made by the Cincinnati afternooa newspapers that owing to the shortage of newsprint paper, accentuated by the railroad strike and resultant restriction of trans portation facilities, editions will be limited to eight pages -until the situation is relieved. Uttered Jobs New York, April 16. A call forj mother cats to nurse baby silver foxes was received in New York today from an upstate fox farm owner N. H. "Dnonn a t A -.-. ihi. XTaw V Lf Will' i Auction Sales cprporation to whom j me appeal lor cats was sent, eam iii fox farmer was willing; to take all the cats he could get. A mother cat can earn J2.50 lor six weeks endeavor, he said. APPEALSHIS CASE Howat's Attorney Takes Case to Supreme Court. Objects to $3,000 Bond Wants It Reduced. Pittsburg, Kan., April 16. Notice of appeal to the supreme court in the cases of Alexander Howat and his three miners' union associate officials now in jail at Ottawa and lola from the judgment of Judge Andrew J. Curran of the Crawford county district court, was given in district court this morning. Application was made for bond for the imprisoned union officials by P. of execution pending a decision bv the I supreme court. Judge Curran fixed I the bonds at $S,000 each. Callery ob jected to the amount and sought to have it decreased. Motion Made Thursday. After several days of waiting in which District President Howat ex pected Illinois coal miners to walk out as Kansas miners did in protest against his imprisonment, his attorney, Phil H. Callery. moved for a new hear ing yesterday. Judge A. J. Curran de nied the motion. Callery then in quired about bond pending -appeal. Hearing of the injunction suit against the miners' union officials uponf the application to make perma nent the restraining order of Judge Curran issued two weeks ago, to pre vent the officials from calling a strike I was postponed today until April 27. ; The hearing was to have come up to morrow morning t 10 o clock. Operations in th; coal field were abcut the same as yesterday, it was reported this morning. ,One deep mine and three Bteam shovel mines were working yesterday. - Stores IKfied Union. Most of the stores here defied the union order that they close so their clerks could attend a Howat demon strati on. Fifty girls employed at two Pitts burg chain stores, who refused to work yesterday afternoon when order ed by- the clerks' union to do so, found themselves locked out when they reported for work this morning. The stores are closed pending the or ganization of new forces of clerks. The union officials ordered the girls tn unit wnrk vul.Hav nft.rnnnn .nli attend the nrotest meeting at fiirard. called to express a protest against the i President; Miss Edna D. Baiter. Chl imorisonment of Alexander Howat. Tago- '''cording secretary; Miss May president of the Kansas miners. Managers of the stores notified their employes that if they walked out they could not return to work. This morn ing when the girls appeared they found the doors of the stores closed and admission was refused them. Sheriff Webb's resignation has been Howat to make an inflammatory speech while supposed to be confined for contempt of court. TOPEKAN IS IN DANGER Frank W. Pears, Missionary at Ainlah, Syria, Where Turks Arc Fighting. New York, April IS. Near East, re lief officials here have received a cable message from Constantinople saying that the situation at Aintab is grave but that a relief expedition already started toward that district. . ' Klevon American workers were sta- f- tioned in the district at last reports. iOraiuie. N. J.. an American board mis ; yjonarv in charge of the station, iMrs. Shepard, ts with him. John H. Boyd of Wesson. Mass., assistant to Dr. a Kan Th'e women at the Mtaslon are: Miss ; V.wT"clrT, t Kii,h0th Kellv of support to tne., ',. .1 .1 v'levelHIIU- 111 "UILl'Jll lu lllT-rrr; iticic are Mi3 Louise M, Clark and Miss Lu- , ... Tom Lillard, Topeka attorney, will act as chairman of the Shawnee coun- ty delegation at the Democratic state convention at Wichita, April 22. He j Wheelock Kindergarten Training was chosen. .as chairman at a meeting school of Boston; Mrs. Mary Boomer of delegates and alternates held at: Page, principal of the Chicago Kln Lincoln Post hall Thursday night. The ; dergarten Institute society: Miss Stella delegation is pledge to support Robert j Louise Wood, principal of the Minne W Blair, Topeka. for delegate-at- e.polis Kindergarten Association Nor. large. Glenn Smith of Horton was - , , ... h ....Hc.rf orent at tne meeting and pledged supervisor - of thT Pro wn counTy de cgon to the; Louie. Mo.. , , ' ! made addres? "w-"-tLULl Inight In rep Two Flyers Die in Crash. Sanderson. Tex.. April 16. Lieut. D. . M. HanKell and Sergt. W. T. Maxwell, i KnTh nf the (Kith irn snimdron witp ! Instantlv killed when their aimlane fell here today. Both were on border patrol dutv. Their home addresses ; were not immediately available. . . . rnntfntert on Page 8I. Body Found Not Tliat of Bandit. i Assistant Sec'y of Treasury Quits. Kansas' City. Mo.. April 16. Of fi- WashingtonApril 1. R. C. Lef cials who went to Syracuse. Mo, to j fingwell, . assistant secretary of th ; view the body believed to be that of treasury, has resigned and his reaig . Edward C. Adams, say it was not the nation has been accepted by President bandit. , Wilson, it was announced at the Whit Gas ExplONkin Kills Six. New Orleans, April 16. Six men were killed in a gasoline explosion yes- , terday at a bottom of a salt mine near New Iberia, La. GOES TO DETROIT International Kinderga r ten Contention Chooses City. - Sessions for 1921 Won by Mich!- m gan Metropolis. MILWAUKEE WOMAN PRESIDENT Miss 'lna C. Yandewalker Heads Union Jfext Year. Missouri Wins Banner Ban quet Ends Meetings. NEW I. K. V. OFFICERS. Preald.mt: Ml.. Nlu C. VandeWBlker. MUwatike. Fir.tt vir-rldent : Mils Stella A. Mi'f arty, Kaltlmort,. Second Ttre-pmldent : Mls Gram K. Barnard. Onkland. 4'al. Kwordlnir aeeretary: Miss Edna I. Baker, Ctiirftco. orrr.pondlnc .erretary and treat, urer: Miss Hit Mnrray. Auditor: MUs Julia Had Abbot, Washington, 1). C The twenty-eighth annual meeting of the International Kindergarten Union will be held In Detroit, it was announced at the closing business ses sion of the twenty-seventh annual convention at representative hall at noon today, Miss Nina Yandewalker. -Miss Nina C. Vandewalker,-of WiK waukee, is the new president of the union, as the result of an election held by ballot thi morning, succeeding Miss Caroline Ahorn, of Boston. Other officers choi&n for 1920 are Miss Stella C. Mccarty, of Baltimore, 'JrK v,c5 presioeni; MISS Urace IS. ) Barnard, Oakland. Cal., second vice Murray, corresponding secretary and treasurer; and Miss Julia Wade Ab bot, Children's bureau, Washington, D. C. auditor. ' , Prominent Worker. Miss V'andewalker, new president, is among the most prominent kinder garten workers in the United States. She has been a member of the execu tive board of the union for a number of years and is president of the kin dergarten section of the National Kducation association. Fort Worth. Tex., and Pittsburgh. Pa., were close rivals of Detroit as candidates for the 1921 meeting place of the International Kindergarten Union. Both cities had sent urgent In vitations thru their delegates. Banner to Mlntourl. The silk banner as a -reward for the largest delegation was presented to the Missouri representation, which Includ ed eighteen delegates. An amendment to make the conven tion biennial rather than annual was defeated by a vote of 63-11. See Motion Pictures. continued and increased Kindergarten i work among French children will be :made by Vincent de Wierzerblckl,' of ' New York, sent to Topeka by th j the devastated regions of France, and 1 the suffering of the French children l.Z.V. tens in France. The pictures will b i . . . . ,i,.nniii Bliu.d I'M llic i,Bi num jn u... wmi-u States when they are featured at th d i; -t.-, I pacitv of the Cozy theater, no one but nvntion delegate, will be admitted. The Topeka public will be given th ! opportunity to see the pictures Sun- - day afternoon at the Orpheum theater, . Ist Night's Meetings. I Ex-presidcnts of the International ; Kindergarten union. Including Miss . Lucy WTheelock. principal of the ! mal school, and Miss Mary Mcculiocn. .un.niiMr . of kindergartens at St. were among those who resses at the meeting last night in representative Frank Whittemore gave hall. Mrs. a group of vocal solos. Today's Program. Today's program will end with an informal supper for officers, delegates. .visiting kindergarteners and friends at Pelletier's tea room. Many of the del- House today. rhlma-o Krerterl'k V. Seymour. St. sell rn;inK ,T , , rln(. to &,hrn, ind. j So iby eloped yesterday to tnat city from Chicago.