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v THE TOPEKA DAILY STATE-JOURNAL MONDAY EVENING, APRIL 19, 1920
Surpefea &tatr Journal
An ledepeadeat Kewsaaper
BV FBAM . MACLEMNAN
VOLUME XLII No. 93
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Tlll'KKA STATK JOUHNAL l.NFOHMA
TlOX HIIIEAU.
Frederick J. Haakln. Director. Washing
ton, 1. '.
S Recently there has been an outbreak
of bank robberies thruout the country.
Many thousands of dollars In liberty
bonds and war savings stamps have
been stolen. This has caused the
treasury department at Washington to
urge holders of these securities to reg
ister therm" It is set forth that then
they are more easily traced If lost or
stolen than a missing freight car. No
robber can realize on them for he
must present them for sale redemp
tion and he Identified aa their proper
owner. Even if he destroy them or
throw them away, the real owner is
protected from loss and can have new
ones issued In their place by taking
the proper steps. They also are im
mune from loss by fire, theft or acci
dent. Many persons have been de
terred from registering these govern
ment securities by the amount of red
tripe involved In making the transfers.
Simplification of the process might
encourage them to follow the treas
ury's suggestions.
Kngland Is manifesting opposition to
the French advance into Germany.
France is criticising the British occu
pation of Constantinople. Japan's ac
tion In taking possession of Vladivos
tok so far remains unprotested, but in
dications are strong that ultimately
there will be a big fight over the spoils
among the victors in the Great "War
unless everybody shall becocie re
signed to permitting England and. Ja
pan to take what they want and
France and Italy will be content with
what the others will let them have.
Livestock men who shipped cattle
to Sioux City on account of the switch
men's strike at Chicago glutted the
market and are reported to have lost
money. Their misfortunes probably
will be charged to the big packers.
Howat, who waa placed in Jail to
remain until' willing to testify before
the Industrial court, is out. What la
the benefit derived from a court's
power to imprison p. man for contempt
if he be not kept there until purged?
Instead of appearing In court Howat
has resumed active charge of the
strike. The ways of the law are pe
culiar and past the understanding of
the average citlsen.
THE OVEIJALL MOVEMENT.
The overall movement, which
sprang Into existence last week, Is
sweeping over the country like a prai
rie fire. Probably it will continue un
" til the dealers' stocks on hand become
exhausted or the price become prohlb
' itlve. The game of "follow, your
leader" is just as popular as ever it
was.
Apparently the campaign to bring
about the donning of overalls by the
male population was launched for the
purpose of forcing a reduction In the
price of other styles of clothes. That
It will succeed in doing this la open to
much doubt for It is based on the
theory that there is profiteering In
clothing, while no evidence has been
produced to show that there Is such
profiteering or that clothing prices
are out of proportion to the prices of
other things.
It is true that a suit , of clothes
which could have been bought in 115
for $25 now commands a price of ap
proximately $60. but it requires fewer
bushels of corn or wheat and fewer
hours of labor to buy the S60 suit than
It did to buy the $!S one.
But the question often la heard: If
there be no profiteering how la It that
dealers and manufacturers are making
so much money? , The answer to this
is that they are doing a greater volume
of businescn measured in dollars but
not in the goods handled.
To illustrate: Let us suppose a
clothing merchant's sales for the year
J 915 amounted to $100,000 on which
he jnade a net profit of 8 per cent,
since that is what the government per
mits. His net profit would be $8,000.
Then In 1919 he might do a business
amounting to $:25.000 without selling
an Increased number of articles, owing
to Increased costs all along the line.
Eight per cent on this amount of sales
would swell his profits to $18,200. But
can this be called profiteering when
the rate is not Increased and is not
above that considered fair by the gov
ernment? i
However, there appears to be no
ground for serious objection to every
body's wearing overalls except that the
habit may Increase the cost of these
useful garments to the men who ac
tually need them.
TAXIXG ADVERTISING.
A bill has been introduced in con
gress which reads: "'From and after
the passage of this act there shall be
levied, assessed, collected, and paid by
the advertiser upon all advertisements
in any book, magazine or newspaper
having a circulation of five thousand
or more, pamphlet or other publica
tion entering the United States mails a
tax equivalent to 10 per centum of
the sum usually charged by the pub
lishers of such book, magazine, news
paper, pamphlet, or other publication
for such advertising matter."
It is characterized by the Buffalo
News as "the most dangerous measure
that has made Its appearance in con
gress in many a day," and probably
every publisher In the country will
agree.
The effect of such a law would be
to lay another tax on the consumer
and to retard production. Money
spent in advertising represents an in
vestment for the expansion of trade,
ah Investment in whoso returns every
body shares. Reduce advertising and
you reduce sales. It means fewer
clerks; it means fewer workmen, as
the demand for a product Is reduced.
Good advertising is good salesman
ship.
"Advertising is no more than mass
selling." says Printers' Ink. "It is one
of the instruments by which sales are
made. Nearly all of the false eco
nomic reasoning on the subject of ad
vertising is due to the fact that people
will persist in regarding advertising as
a thing apart from selling. And since
all effort that Is exerted in getting the
products from the manufacturer to the
consumer is part of the distributing
or selling process, it will be readily
seen how Impossible It would I to
segregate any part of this effort and
accurately label it 'advertising.' "
The bill is vicious. If it were given
force, trade in America would suffer
a reduction which would materially
impair national finances. There is
such a thing as taxing business to
death. No more effective means of
accomplishing that end could be found
than the enactment of this bill.
Such a tax would Increase the cost
of doing business, already too high,
for the public would. In the end, pay
the tax. Advertising has proved itself
an economic force. Thru advertising,
the cost of distribution is lowered. It
takes the place of salesmen. Adver
tising is marketing. It saves time and
money. . ,
The bill should never be permitted
to leave the committee room.
LITTLE BENNY'S NOTE BOOK
BY IiEB PATE.
I had a peece of wood and I wunted
to make it square insted ofblong,
and I asked pop to loan me his pen
nife 1 times in vane, and I asked him
the 8th time and he loaned it to me on
account, of proberly being wore out
saying No the ferst 7 times.
Being a 2 blade pen nife with one
big blade and one little one, and I
opened the big one and started to
cut the peece of wood, being a mutch
harder peece than wat it looked frum
the outside, and all of a suddin wat
did the blade do but brake rite in half,
half sticking in the wood and half
staying' on the pen nife ware it be
longed. G wlsz, gosh, I thwat. And I quick
closed wat was left of the big blade
and opened the little one, and prlt-
ty soon I sed to pop. This little blades
a prltty good of a blade, aint it, pop.
Its not neerly as good as the big
one. sed pop keeping on smoaking
and reeding the spoartirig page.
Yes sir, pop. Its better, I sed.
How dare you conterdlck me in that
manner, I say the big blade is the
ony good blade in th nife, sed pop.
w ell maybe it used to ve. pop, I
sed.
Used to be yuur eye, it Is rite now.
hang it, sed pop, and I sed. Well G,
gosh, pop, how can it be wen its
broak in half?
Wat? sed pod loud aa envthing. and
I sed. Yes, sir, this woods, as hard
as enything. do you think if I got the
other half out it could be glued on
agon, pop?
Ceme over heer, sed pop. Wlch I
did, and pop took his slipper off and
put it on me, but net on my foot and
not easy.
Questions Answers
Q. What waa the oolicv of the govern
ment with respect to the uav of women in
Industry during the war? H. 1,. M.
A. Principles and policlea of the national
war labor contain this definition: "If it
shall become necessary to employ women
on work ordinarily performed by men.
they must bellowed equal pay for equnl
work, nnd must not beallotted tasks dispro
portionate to their strength."
Q. What is ahe purpose of s passport?
M. V. I.
A. A passport is given for the protection
of cltltena when traveling in foregn coun
tries. Q. Haa the District of Columbia as m.tnv
inhabltanta aa any one of the states? H.
A. The District embraces only sljtv I
VniMf mile tt lnn.1 -. I, I. .. - 1
a larger population than Delaware. Wyom
ing. Nevada, Idaho, or New Mexico.
Q. What do the colors of the American
flag atand for? A. A. N.
A. Tbe continental eon fr reps baa be
queathe the" follow actual definition of the
meaning of the. red. white, and blue of
the flag: white signifies purity and in
nocence; bed, hardiness nnd valor: blue
signifies vigilance perseverance and justice.
Q. With the tractor Introduced into
agriculture, la the numbber of mules used
decreasing? E. L. C.
A. In apite of the fact that the motor
la being used, the number of mules In the
I'nited States haa Increased. In 1010. there
were about four anil a half million, while In
1919 there were about five million.
Evening Story
The Man on Smoky Top,
BY H. LOUIS RAY BOLD.
"Think you'll manage all right?"
asked tha old warden as he shook
hands with youg Maynard.
"Sure thing," replied the latter.
"Good-by and thanks." Shouldering
his pack, he turned awSy up the pine
scented trail.
The old man looked after him
doubtfully. During his long career
as warden in this little corner of the
Adirondacks many men of many types
had he sent up that winding path to
stay from May until October, but
never before to well-set-up, so hand
some a youth, and one so obviously
capaJble of holding down a far harder
job than that of, ranger on old Smoky
Top.
Some time later, arrived at the
summit, Sperry Maynard threw down
his pack at the door of a small shanty
set in a cleared space a few hundred
feet square. Adjacent to it was a
sort of a platform on the top of four
poles, evidently a lookout. On one of
the poles was fastened a telephone
box, an incongruous object in the wil
derness, but necessary in the perform
ance of his duties.
So this was to be his home for five
months! Sperry sat down upon his
duffle and gave himself up to eating
the last of his sandwiches and re
viewing the circumstances which had
brought him here.
Brieftly it was ennui and disillu
sionment. With more money to spend
than he had known what to do with,
and with a generosity which made him
an easy victim of his associates, he
had led a spectacular career at col
lege. Then his Tather had died, in
creasing his already absurd income-
But he was riding for a fall from
the quarter in which he least expected
it. He believed his two best friends
to be his roommate and the girl he was
as good as engaged to. Coming to his
rooms suddenly during the prom
festivities he had surprised them in
unequivocal lovemaking, while osten
sibly having tea.
Sperry had left the room, the, cam
pus, the town. In sudden revulsion had
hunted up an old friend of his fath
er's and asked for a job. only stipu
lating that it be out of doors and
away from the world.
As a result, here he was. the Smoky
Top ranger, whose one duty was to
sweep the horizon with high-powered
glasses and by means of the telephone
to report any fires to the fire wardens
below.
As May melted into June and June
into July, Sperry grew accustomed to
his monotonous solitude. At times,
however, intense longings for the
pleasures and companionships of civi
lization seized him.
It was just after such a period that
a gay party of men and women from
the .hotel on the lake below climbed
to his shanty. First came a portly,
middle-aged man, puffing considera
bly: then a younger man. followed by
three ladies, two of whom were un
mistakably past the bloom of youth.
The third brought up the rear, and
at first Sperry - did not notice her.
Then .as he caught a glimpse of the
beautiful face beneath the soft sport
hat, he paled beneath his tan. But on
the girl's part there was no trace of
recognition.
"I say," said the elderly gentleman,
"do you have many fires?'
Sperry managed a reply. "Some
times one a day. Again, not a sign of
one for weeks."
"What would you do . if you were
surrounded here?" This question was
from the older woman. Perpetual ask
ing of it from other tourists had given
Sperry a ready answer. "Probably be
killed," be said cheerfully. He always
had the feeling that such a response
gave the proper touch of romance to
his situation which they demanded.
"Oh," said the girl softly, her brown
eyes wide with horror. Sperry could
see now that the resemblance to an
other, at first so striking, was really
only intermittent as her expression
changed. .
Lone after their departure Sperry
thought of his visitors, particularly of
the girl and the young man. Were
they eng-aged or. possibly, married?
A week later they came again, with
variations in the personnel of the
party, but still the same couple. This
time Sperry deliberately, yet unosten
tatiously made conversation with her.
Just before they left the girl said
suddenly, "I am coming up again."
That was all, but the knowledge was
a bright gleam in the dull monotony
of fiis lonely days.
Many times she came and always
with the personable youth, who seem
ed to have established himself as the
girl's bodyguard. Little by little
Sperry learned that she was staying
with friends: that she was not mar
ried; that her name was Barbara. And
Sperry, who had thought he was done
with love at twenty-three, presently
reached the stage where his first wak
ing thought was, "Will she come to
day?" Then came the long dry spell of late
August. Sperry was kept busy report
ing fires. The very air became yel
low with smoke haze, and for days
at a time the lake below was not
visible.
One morning Sperry paused In the
act of chopping down a dead tree to
sniff the air. Certainly the atmos
phere was unusually acrid. -A glance
thru the glasses reported nothing, yet
Sperry had a feeling that the fire was
not far away.
Running down the trail, he observed
that the density of the smoke was
increasing. Coming out on a little
knoll, he saw an opaque cloud of
smoke settled on an adjacent shoulder
of the mountain. Here and there It
was shot with flame.
His trained eye. hwever, saw that
the wind was taking it away from
the summit, and that It would prob
ably burn itself out when it reached
the edge of the cliff. Returning, he
reported the fire to the warden.
Late that afternoon Sperry sat
smoking an old pipe. Suddenly he
heard a rustle on the trail behind him.
Turning, he waited. Was it a deer or
had some one been foolish enough to
clumb the mountain, menaced as it
was by fire?
Thunderstruck, he gazed at the girl
who stumbled toward him. Her
wealth of hair tumbling about her
shoulders, her expression one of re
lief tinged t ith embarrassment. Bar
bara advanced, a most intriguing fig
ure In boyish knickerbockers and gray
flannel blouse.
"I was riding." she explained."and
T saw the summit was all smoky, and
I wondered " she broke off in con
fusion. "You came up here to sec if if ev
erything was all right?"
She nodded.
"Why. that was well, awfully good
of you." said Sperry gratefully.
She turned to go. She was begin
ning to feel, as well as he. the un
usualness of th situation. "I left "my
horse at the foot of the trail." she vol
unteered. "I am going home tomor
row." His heart sank. ,"I am sorry to hear
The Woman Who Loved and
F.7I TTl ft fl A Modem Sto.y or Home"ancl Business
By JANE PHELPS
GERRY TRIES HOUSEKEEPING.
CHAPTER 85.
I crossed th room and laid my
hand on Robert's shoulder.
"What) Is it, dear?" ,
"Nerves, I guessft' he raised his
head and a defiant look came into hisJ
eyes, replacing the tears which tie
wiped away. "I beg your pardon,
Gerry. After your planning, to take
your vacation doing something you
hate to do because you can't afford
to go away for the rest you need it
isn't very sqi are in me to let you see
that Z am weak and silly."
"What makes you say I am doing
something I hate to do?" I asked.
"Don't I know how you loathe any
thing like housework. And you
haven't room in this little coop for a
maid."
"A maid here!" We both" laughed
and the tension was relieved.
Before we retired, I fixed some
sandwiches of bread and cheese, and
we grew quite hilarious over our first
supper in anything like a home.
In the morning I cooked a nice
breakfast. Fortunately, I knew how
to make a good cup of coffee, and we
had some of the fruit Mary had used
as a center piece for the table, eggs,
and crisp brown toast. Even I had to
own t.hat It tasted quite different from
Mrs. Lane's coffee and toast.
"You're a great cook, Gerry," was
all Robert said, but he ate more heart
ily than he had for months. When he
kissed me good-bye. he said:
"I'll be home early," then hurried
away before I could answer.
All day I thought of him as he was
the night before when I returned after
seeing Mary and Gardner Kenyon out.
What did it mean? Was tt simply
nerves as he had said, or had some
thing happened of which I knew noth
ing? Naturally now my thoughts turned
to Marion Hovey. Had he learned to
care so much for her that the thought
of keeping house even in this crude
way with another was painful? Her
declaration that she loved Robert, and
that I was unworthy of him, had
rankled constantly.
I shopped a little, for necessary
food, going to the stores Mary had
that. Your visits up here have meant
well, more than I could make you
understand. I had gotten out of touch
with the world, and came up here to
forget many things."
"Was one of them my sister Eve
lyn?" she asked calmly.
Sperry turned in amazement. So
that was where the resemblance came
from. "How did you know?" he de
manded. "Oh, I always used to examine the
pictures of good-looking men she kept
on her dresser. And I picked up stray
bits here and there which led me to
think she hadn't Dfosed you quite right.
But tell me, do you still think of her?"
she asked wistfully. "You know, she's
married."
"Quite the contrary," said Sperry
slowly. "The mountain winds have
swept away her memory along with
many other things. In their place they
have brought me a wonderful, dream
girl. When they rustle in the grass,' I
imagine it is the stir of her dress, and
when they whisper in the pines I play
I am listening to her dear voice." The
man waited, telling her with his eyes
what he did not dare put Into words.
Shyly Barbara laid a slim young
hand on his arm. "Sperry Maynard,"
she said softly, "years ago I fell in love
with your picture, and when I saw you
for the first time up here and recog
nized you, I knew you were much
nicer even than your photograph!" -
"Do you mean Barbara!" and on
the word his arms were about her.
A little later, when he had taken her
down to her horse, he gave her the
last kiss before the temporary separ
ation. "I hoped to find myself on old
Smoky Top." he whispered: "I little
dreamed I would find you!"
(Copyright, 1920. bv the McClure News
paper Syndicate.)
Dorothy Dix Talks
BY DOROTHY I) IX
World's Highest Paid Woman writer.
But- the Blame Whore It Belongs 1.
The greatest heroes in this world
are not those who have the courage to
lock unafraid into the bright face of
danger, or who march undauntedly
into the hell of battle. Those who de
serve to have their chests covered with
decorations of valor are the men and
women who are brave enough to look
Into their own souls and have the grit
and nerve to recognize their own
weaknesses and fight with them.
It takes more courage than most of
us possess to do this. When we are
called upon to go over the top and
wrestle, hand to hand, with our pet
sins v.-e turn coward, and quit cold.
We have not the backbone it requires
to stand up and meet the enemy
squarely, and admit to ourselves that
the fault is ours.
It is so much easier to cry "Kam
arad! Kamarad!" and throw up our
hands than it is to say "Mea Culpa!"
It . is so much more 'Foothlng to our
vanity to say that we were trapped,
betrayed, gassed, outnumbered than
it is to admit that we simply funked.
Yet in this camouflaging of our
weaknesses we let down a perpetual
barrage that we never break thru be
tween ourselves and improvement. It
is because we shut our eyes to the real
cause of our failures that we never
succeed. Heredity, adverse circum
stances, lack of opportunity. Jealousy,
these are all excuses with which we
dope our vanity into making us be
lieve that fate was against us, and that
we are' not to be blamed for not hav
ing made anytbing of our lives.
We will not put the blame where it
belongs on our own lack of energy,
or our self indulgence, or our flabbi
ness of will, or cur selfishness, or high
temper, or uncontrolled appetites: and
an we eo on failine. and failinir and
I whining over our ill-luck, when we
might change the luck and turn defeat
into victory if only we had the nerve
to just once blame the right party for
our misfortunes.
Perhaps this is the difference be
tween the wise man and the fool, be
tween the success ana the failure. All
of us make mistakes, but the wise man
admits his error to himself and, prof
iting by it, goes on to success, while
the fool blames his failure on everyone
in the. universe but himself, and goes
on failing to the end of the chapter.
Take the drunkard, for instance.
Did you ever know a sot whd didn't
weep into his glass, and tell you. that
he is the poor unfortunate victim of
heredity, and it is tn his blood to crave
alcohol arid that he cannot help him
self? Or else he has been driven to
drink by domestic unhappiness? Hei
has had a shrew or a wife from whom
patronized in the neighborhood. I
spent an hour before I went out study- j
ing the cook book which had been one
of Mary's first purchases. I decided
not to attempt anything elaborate, so
purchased steak, potatoes, which I
would bake, some rice for a pudding
I bad noticed a recipe for "Mother's
Old-fashioned Rice Pudding" which
read simply. I would try it. Then I
bought some rolls I would heat them
both for dinner and for breakfast
Robert was very fond of hot bread.
I had cleaned the little place before
I went out. There was really very lit
tle to do as Mary had left it immacu
late. I made my pudding, got myself
a bite of lunch, and then wondered
what I should do with myself until
time to get dinner. Thoughts of the
shop came to me. I wondered who
was waiting on my customers, and if
they would make a fuss because I was
not there. I had a large clientele,
women whom I had waited upon, and
pleased for years. I hoped Mary
would take them.
I studied the cook book an hour;
then, unable to endure the inactivity
longer, I went for a walk in the park.
"Well, how goes It?" It was Gard
ner Kenyon's voice. He was almost
breathless, he had hujried so to catch
up with me.
"Oh, beautifully. We had a lovely
breakfast. Then I marketed. But this
afternoon I had nothing- to do, so I
came out for a walk." -
"That's one thing business does to
you women," he had fallen into step
with me. "You don't know how to
loaf. Now a man, no matter how
strenuous his business life, if he has
the chance can loaf with a clear con
science, and do tt comfortably. But a
business woman scarries' an Atlas like
load on her shoulders and won't drop
it even when she is playing."
"Does Mary carry a load constant
ly?" I asked mischievously.
"Yes, altho I have tried to break
her of it. I am teaching her to play.
I don't want fter to miss the shop af
ter we are married."
After we parted I wondered if Gard
ner were right. I concluded he was.
I, for one, didn't know how to loaf.
(Tomorrow The first dinner at home)
he took refuge in a saloon, or he has
lost a dearly beloved wife for whose
death he is consoling himself in liquor.
(Copyright, 1919, by the Wheeler Syndicate
. Inc.)
INEZ PHILLIPS ON TRIAL TODAY.
Woman Is Charged With Operating a
Disorderly House.
When F. M. Phillips was on trial
in district court several months ago,
charged with operating; a disorderly
house at US East Sixth street, his at
torney placed much of the blame on
the shoulders of Mrs. Inez Phillips, the
wife. It was claimed Phillips knew
little of what was going on at the
home. The Jury failed to,agree.
Today, Mrs. Inez Phillips was on
trial charged with the same offense.
Separate warrants were issued against
the two Phillipses.
Attorneys for Mrs. Phillips today in
sinuated that Mrs. Phillips was in bed
ill and knew little of what was going
on the day that Sheriff Hugh Larimer
and Hugh Fisher, county attorney,
raided the house.
Separate warrants against Phillips
and his wife resulted. That was in
April. 1919. Since that time Phillips
and his wife have gone" into divorce
court
THEFT ON HEELS OP A DEATH.
Burglars Take Advantage of Abnormal
Condition at Baird Home.
The first day In a month that there
was not a light burning all night at
the home of B. O. Baird, 1020 Garfield
avenue, burglars gained entrance thru
a front window and stole a few ar
ticles of clothinar. Mpmhpra of
family believe trie burglars became '
irigntened as precious articles of jew
elry were left untouched.
On Wednesday, funeral services for
Gweneth, 3-year-old daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Baird. were held from the
residence. Relatives and friends from
out of the city were visitors during the
remainder of the week-end. On Sat
urday Mr., and Mrs. Baird left the
house early in the afternoon, went out
for dinner with their visitors and re
turned about midnight after taking
the guests to the train. Upon their
return discovery of the robbery was
made. ,
Get a residence burglary and theft
policy from George L. Tuer today.
Phone 1997. Adv.
METHODIST CONFERENCE HERE.
Fifty Pastors and Laymen Attend
Meeting Today at V. M. C. A.
A district conference of Methodist
pastors and laymen was held today at
the Central Y. M. C. A. The Rev. C.
B. Zook. presiding elder of the dis
trict, was in charge of the meeting,
which was attended by fifty delegates.
Participation of the Methodist church
in the Interchurch World mnvpme n t
was among the Important questions
aiscusseo.
Local Mention
Principal W. G. Magaw and forty
five students of the Lincoln junior high
school have formed an overall club
and were wearing overalls at school
today. A number of women teachers
are planning to wear gingham dresses,
while others frown with disgust on
the overall and gingham idea.
Dr. Lyngar, Dentist, 80S Kansas Ave.
Adv. -
Cash paid for liberty bonds. John
Kleinha-ns. 827 Quincy. Phone 2761-J.
Adv.
Be a stockholder in Pepp's Coal
Savings Plan. Topeka Coal Co., Elks
Building. Phone 4S2. Adv.
A newspaper rae will be an enter
taining feature of the Y. W. C. A. -poverty
party" to be given in the association
gymnasium Thursday evening. Several
hundred employed girls are expected t
attend the party, according to Miss Mafcei
Adams, chairman of riie entertainment
committee.
Call 15S8 for job carpenter work.
Door check and lock repairing. Han
son and Hanson. 509 Kansas Ave.
with Frick, the sign man. Adv.
NO CRITICISM OF FISHER
Judge Eee Says He Merely "Called At
tention" to Conditions.
Judge Rad M. Lee in a signed state
ment today presented to The State
Journal by Hugh Fisher, county at
torney, asserts in one line that he was
misquoted in Saturday night's State
Journal and in another line says:
"I simply- called attention to what
has been done in other cases."
The reporter who wrote the inter
view, stated today that while the in
terview was not written out for him
by Judge Lee, he believed he had con
veyed to the public what Judge Lee
naa in nis mind at the time he pointed
out the Luce records in the clerk's
office. The judge's signed statement
follows:
"The article in Saturday's State
Journal misquoted me. I did not in
tend to criticize Mr. Fisher In the
Luce case as I know the parole was
given by the judge of the district
court and I do not criticize him for his
zealousness In the Lewis case. I aim
ply called attention to what haa been
done in other cases. I know Mr. Fish
er honestly believes Lewis should have
been tried on a felony but owing to
Sheriff Larimer's testimony, I believed
he was only guilty of a misdemeanor.
At the same time Fisher presented
Judge Lee's signed statement to the
State Journal, he submitted a state
ment of his own. It follows:
"In the Lewis case, the evidence
disclosed that the defendant, on Sun
day night, took an automobile without
the knowledge and consent of the
owner; kept it in a locked barn until
it was found there by the chief of po
lice on midnight of the following
Thursday; that when It was found the
license tag had been removed, and the
machine with the top down was cov
ered with a tarpaulin.
"The evidence also showed that
within an hour and a half after he had
taken and secreted the car the de
fendant denied having taken it and
all knowledge of its whereabouts: that
when arrested, after the ear had been
found, the defendant again denied all
knowledge of the matter, made his es
cape from the police and fled to an
other county. Ail this did not look to
the county attorney like a simple case
of joy riding."
As yet, there has been no explana
tion of the Luce parole.
NAB ALLEGED CAR, TRTEF HERE.
Police Holding Glenn R. Spencer for
Marlon County Sheriff.
The poiice 'are holding Glenn R.
Spencer of Cleveland. Ohio, awaiting
the arrival of Sheriff Armstrong of
Marion, Kan., who wired Chief of Po
lice G. G. Hannan today that he was
on his way to Topeka with a warrant
charging Spencer with the theft of
Ford car.
Spencer was arrested at the Fifth
Avenue hotel Sunday evening by Chief
Hannan, Lieut. William Long and Pa
trol Driver Lee Coberly following in
formation from Armstrong that a
Ford car had beeji stolen at Marion.
Claude Duvall. proprietor-of a garage
at 511 Quincy street, reported to the
police that a man had tried to sell
him a Ford car. The car examined
tallied with the description of the ma
chine stolen from Marion. The police
later located Spencer at the hotel.
They claim he endeavored to .sell the
car to Duvall.
COMPLETE AUTOMOBILE
PROTECTION
THE CLARENCE B. JORDAN
INSURANCE SERVICE. Phone 37
Adv.
K. TJ. GLEE CLUB SINGS HERE.
High School Students Hear Interesting
Concert at Assembly.
The Men's Glee Club of Kansas Unl
versity gave a concert at Topeka high
school this morning during the assem
bly period. The varied program, in
cluding many popular airs, was well
received by the high school students.
By paying ten cents individual ad
mission, high school students defrayed
the expenses of the club and cleared
139.00 for the high school phono
graph fund. The Glee club is touring
the state.
'BECOME TEACHERS" CAMPAIGN
Prof. E. Xj. Mudge Addresses Wash
burn Students at Chapel Today.
Prof. E. L, Mudge. head of the edu
cation department at Washburn, spoke
today at the chapel service 4n the in
terest of the campaign in progress at
the college this week to urge students
to become teachers. Miss Lorraine E,
Wooster, state superintendent of pub
lic instruction, will speak on the sub
ject at the college on Wednesday.
w York Money Market.
Kew York. .April 19. MONEY Mercan
tile paper, 7 per pnt. KxchnBjte.
firm. .Sterling. O day bills, 3.01; com
mercial 60 day bill on banks, 3.91 ; com
mercial, AO dny biils, 3.91; demand, 3.05;
cables, 3.15. Francs, demand. 10.05; ca
bles. lG.fCI. Bel elan franca, demnnd, 15.12:
cables, 15.10. Marks, demand, 159; cables.
1.60. Government bonds, weak ; railroad
bonds, weak. Time loans, strong; 60 days,
and 6 months, 8Vi- , '
Call money, strong; high. 9; low. 7;.
ruling rate, fl ; closing bid 7; offered at
8; last loan, 7. Bank acceptances, C.
Tew York Liberty Bond Market.
New York, April 19. Librtv bond
finals: 3. 93.50: first 4's, 90.00; second
4's. 86.20; first 's. 89.90: second 4V4's.
P6.40: third '4"s. 91.40: fourth 4V. 9(V46;
Victory 3'a, 96.15; Victory 4's, 96.04.
Xew York Sugar Market.
New York, April 19. Sngar futures
closed nnett;ed. Sales 2.900 tons. May,
is. 45: Jnly, IS. 70; September, 1S.00; Janu
ary, lo.oa
w York Cotton Market.
New York. AprlI 19. COTTON Spot,
quiet; middling, 42.75,
New Orleans Cotton Market.
New Orleansj. April 19. COTTON Spot,
steady and unchanged; middling, 41.75.
New York tatoek Market.
(Furnished by T.J. Myers.-Columbian Bldg)
New York, April lit.
! Close
Today Sat.
Am. Beet Sugar 1O0H 302
Anaconda GOi 21m
A. T. & S. F., c 81's
Baltimore & Ohio 7.. 3A 3
Central Leather SSij, &6
Chesapeake A Ohio
C. M. & St. P., c 36 Z'H,
R. I., c 34 3I
Chino Copper i 34 ....
M. K. ft T
Colorado Fuel & Iron-.
Oreat Northern, p 7rVi 77
Inspiration 5(i rS6
Goodrich 2i
ltaldwin Locomotive VWl H2Ja
Kenn. Copper SO3! W1-
Miami x 2.4
Bethlehem Steel 94- 97
N. Y. C 71'- 72 Vi
U nite Motors fi3 fti
Missouri Pacific 25; 2U
Penn. Railroad 40 41
Reading SS'i 8V-
Southern Pacific 97, 98
Studebaker 118 lin
rnion Pacific .'....11V, 119,
V. S. SleH, c 1031 irt
Utah Copper 74i 76fc
Wabash ....
Ooneral Motors 337 3-V
Amer. Inter. Corp... 9914 1024
Sinclair 39fc 40
SNAP SHOTS
AT BOMB NEWS
A meeting of the local Girl Scout com
mittee wilt be held tonight at the
Y. W. C. A.
E. H. Searle has returned from tbe an
nual meeting of the National Good Roads'
association at Hot .Springs. ,
The annual spring all-day meeting of
the Shawnee county W. C. T. V. will be
held tomorrow at the Y. W. C. A.
All ir?ues or Liberty Bonds bought
and sold, Tha Shawnee Investment
Co., 534 Kansajt avenue. Adv.
Col. A. M. Harvev will speak Tuesday 1
evening before the Wyandotte County Bar '
association at Kansas City, Kan., on "Mill- !
tary Law."
Tbe Topeka branch of the Aid Associa
tion for Lutherans will meet at 8 o'clock
Tuesday evening with George Klein, 209 j
Tyler street.
The first meeting of the Bualness and
Prnfeasinnnl Women's Lea cue. organised t
last week, wlli be held tonight at the i
X. W. C, A.
Tha-Cbancel chapter of Orace cathedral
will hold a luncheon at Guild hall at 12:30
noon Tuesday to be followed by an after
coon of sewing.
Don't forget to make your payments at
the PrudentialTrust Co. for Pepp's Coal
Savings Plan. Topeka 'Coal Co., Elks'
Building. Phone 482. Adv.
Fifty-one dollars were taken from, the
cash drawer at I. H. Baker's groceVy store,
508 West Eighth avenue, Friday night.
The thief climbed over the transom.
A special program has been arranged
for the meeting ot Capital Council, No. 1.,
of the Security Benefit association at
Eagle hall, 61S Kansas avenue, Tueaday
evening.
Miss Sue Louise Bell haa returned from
a visit In Jerica, Kan., in the interest
the Y. W. C. A., and will leave tonight
for Olathe. Kan., for financial work for
tbe association.
C. A. Hasklns, of the drainage board of
Lawrence, Kan., will address the Topeka
Engineer's club Tuesday evening at the
Chamber of Commerce on "Water Purifica
tion for Cities.
New officers of the Ili-YI club of the
high school will be installed tonight at the
Y. M. C. A. They are: Henry Bennlng,
f resident; Joe Ream, vice president; W Il
ls m Semple, secretary ; Taylor Herring
ton, treasurer.
George Denton of the city food depart
ment todav swore to a warrant against
Frank Deinboskl, proprietor of a soft drink
emporium at 314 Kansas avenue, charging
him with improper dish washing. lenton
claims the water nsed by Deinboskl to
wash glasses is dirty and unsaultary.
The basement of the Provident associa
tion building was flooded today as a re
sult of the heavy rain Sunday. Several
Inches of water drained into the building
thru the coal shure opening which was
being repaired. No furnace beat was pos
sible,' so the day nursery was heated with
oil stoves.
A special meeting of the city commis
sioners waa held this morning to allow the
pay roll and claims for the last half of
April, totaling 19,159.23. The amount was
divided ss follows: General fund, $12
106,70; waterworks fund, $2,306.37; parks
fund, $675.03; extra fire platoon, Sl.393,31;
bridge fund, $102: Garfield park improve
ment fund : $37t50; Topeka library,
$2,53&32.
Washburn Y. W. C. A. "big sister" cap
tains for next year, appointed by Florence
Lei nnd of Troy, chairman of the "big sis
ter" committee, will be Esther Lindell,
Ruth Stevens and Agneta Ellis, all of To
peka: Maybelle Howard, -Lnrned; Mar
guerite McDonald, Concordia; Mnbel Claire
Steele. Chanutc, and Donan Boeller, El
Dorado.
Fourteen Washburn students have con
tributed 15 columns or more of reading
matter for the Washburn Review this year,
thereby qualifying for membership in the
Washburn Press club. The new members
are Dorothy Cole, Lois Roblnette, Donan
Boellner, Esther Young, Lola Schaffer. Eva
Medaskey, Dorothy Beverly, Irah Raines,
Marlon Williams, Elsie Slmmonds. Burton
Wasser, Rolend Jacquart, Eugene Boose,
TorrencevCu rry.
A minstrel show was given Saturday
night by the women's auxiliary of Mar
shall's band at the band rooms at Third
and Kansas avenue. Dancing followed the
minstrel show, tn which the following took
part: Mrs. II. A. Jungk, Mrs. Walter
Vogel, Mrs. C. W. Chapman, Mrs. A. C.
Cole, Mrs. Charles D. Haag, Mist Cecil
Pinner. Mrs. Tom Powell. Miss Julia Mar
shall, Mrs. Paul Sage, Mrs. Walter Fox,
Mrs. C. W. Spreng. Miss Doris Coe., Miss
Verona Gabler and Mrs. A. Funchess. A
chicken supper also was given by the aux
iliary. A husky negro youth who was evicted
from the grandstand Saturday when he
tried to dodge past Bill Rogers and Ches
ter Vance, ticket takers at the Washburn
Haskell game, flourished a knife aud
grabbed a foul ball coming over the grand
stand as revenge. The Washburn men
gave chase and succeeded In getting the
bs-'Sh, altho the boy's mother appeared ou
the see n e with a drawn re vo 1 ve r. . 1 m1 go
Rad Lee appeared on the scene nnd mic
ceeded in preventing hostilities - between
the ticket-takers and about twenty negroes
who v gnthered around them.
Costumes for the "flies' for "dust,"
"sugar" and "batter." to be used in the
"White Drink of Health" pageant, will
make the most attractive files, dust, sugar
and butter ever seen in Topeka. The cos
tumes, to be worn by small children, are
being made of -crepe paper, of clever design,
by members of the Woman's club. Mrs.
F. W. Thomas and Mrs. Will J. Miller
were in charge of sewing teams making
the costumes at the Y. W. C. A. today.
Mrs. Chas. E. Scott will superintend the
work Tuesday. The pageant is to be called
"Milk Fairies," and will be given free to
the public at the auditorium Friday night.
Miss Irene Taylor, county demonstration
agent, is assisting In the direction of the
pageant. I
Music Is
I.WPt
ia I'alted
833
Ml
TO. KILL MORGAN
Insane Man Found Financier
Dead So Killed Physician.
Was Twice Sent to Asylum at
Ihstance of Preachers.
New York. April If. Thomas W.
Slmpkln, who killed Dr. James Wright
Markoe in St. George's Episcopal
church yesterday, was revealed by tho
polioe today aa a religious fanatic who
took pleasure In hearing sermons in
different churches, but who always
went armed in fear of being returned
to insane asylums from which h had
escaped in Minnesota. WinnlDea. Chi
cago and elsewhere. Arraigned In
court, he waa held without bail ' for
hearing Wednesday.
After the arraignment. Assistant D!s
trict Attorney O'Shaughnesay said ho
had obtained from Btmpkin a vohin
tary confession that he had come to
this city to kill J. Pierpont Morgan,
but had found he, waa dead, and that
he then planned 'o slay George B.
Miller, of Duluth, a former represen
tative. "I am not . sorry for what I did,"
Simpkin is quoted as saying. "I'm
sorry for Dr. Markoe'a wife." My heart
achea for her.
"If I had a chance I'd do it all over
again. If I had gotten away' with this,
I would have killed Congressman
George B. Miller of Duluth. I heard
Miller declare in a speech: "If you see
an I. W. W. kill him.' Any man advo
cating the killing of another man
should be killed himself."
The police announced the prisoner's
full name was Thomas William Simp
kin and that he was born In London
In 1879. the son of a printer, who died
soon after the boy's birth. He was
brought up in a London orphan asy
lum. Stmpkin said he came to the United
States In 1912 and went to Minnesota,
after suddenly leaving Woodslde. L.
I., becajjse of criticism of his "rollins
eyes."
In Minnesota, he said, a clergyman
named Richardson had him commit
ted to the Fergus Falls asylum. Ho
c K'ti nnrl awl w.n ... i . ,
i " " ". iciuinca l i ii e in
stance of a Duluth minister named
Gebour. Then he escaped a third time
and in 1914 married a Winnipeg wo
man. They had two children and his
wife had him committed to an asy
lum. Then she and the children went
to England, aided by a fraternal or
ganization. DOLLAR DAY MAY 17," 18 :
Topeka Mrlinns May Arrange to Ad-VCT-tlse
by Airplane.
Decision to hold their next Dollar
Day Kale. Monday and Tuesday, May
17-18, was reached today by directors
of the Topeka Merchants" association.
Flying; events for the purpose of at
tracting attention and furnishing
amusement and advertising may be
worked out with the Kansas CurtlsH
Airplane company. No definite ac
tion was taken In regard to this fea
ture. The probabilities are, however,
that the co-operation of the aviation
company may be obtained.
H. A. Auerbach. F. L. LIndemuth
and H. S. Street were selected as a
committee to handle the advertlslnR
propaganda calling attention to the
sales.
DEATHS AND FUNERALS
The funeral of Cspt. C. H. Titus, wlilrh
was to have been held Tuesday morning,
has been postponed until further Dotl.e.
Tbe funeral of rirern Smith was held
Monday afternoon from Ilnmllton's chnpeU
Uurial la Mt. Auburn cemetery. -
The fnneral of Mils Martha Hermsn. see
44. wtle died Hunriay In a loesl hottnlt.il.
n-ill he held Ttiesdny morning at 9 nVlnfk
from the Churrh of the Holy Name. Burial
In ML Calvary cemetery. The body will
lie in state at Brennan'a chapel until fi :::o
o'clock Tuesday morning.
The fnneral of flottlleb Lokert, sue fi.1.
who died Saturday at his home south of
Topeka. vrnn held Monday afternoon at the
St.. John I.uthernn church. The body will
be taken to Tralrie View, Kan., for burini..
The funeral of E. A. Wright, age (VI. who
died Kund.iv flfternioD at his residence,
614 West Third street, will be held Tnen
dny afternoon st 2 o'clock from I'cnweli's
chapel.
The fnneral of Mrs. Luela Penny, aire 32.
of 117 Eaat Fifth street, who died Friday
In a lwal hospital, will be held Monday
afternoon at 2 o'clock from Brown's chnpel.
Burial In Topeka cemetery.
The funeral of John Ogee, who died San
dfly.' will he held Tuesday afternoon at
2 :.Trt o'clock from Shellabarger's chapeU
Burial In Topeka cemetery.
Lord's Flowers Satisfy.
Adv.
Tel. 17
Essential
When the Weather Is Bad
The Family With an
Aeolian Player Piano
has nothing to worry about. Evenings at
home with the "Aeolian" are evenings fall of
joy and real happiness.
The Aeolian Player Piano ia an Investment
in homcjlfc. Let us show yon how easily
jam ean "own" on the Jenkins Plan. Call or
write.
Price
States.
Everyone Fays
the HMie.
Kansas Ave.
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