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THE TOPEKA DAIIvY STATE JOURNAL WEDNESDAY EVENING, APRIL' 21, 1920 XZtrptUn tatt Journal m ludefMnSeat Kewapaper mt 1HANK P. MAC LtXXAy VOLUME XLII ..No. 85 Fntere.1 ts second till natter. OKc-UJIAIt CtTV PAPEll Of TOPEKA. Soerlptloa Rales Br Mall. Itv d-..1'. In idMBW, one year. .... .$0.00 by ro-tll in a.lrnnce, six months... 3.00 fi-r m:ii! in advance, three months. 1.DO B.7 luaii In advance, ons month.... - Rata by Carrier. Ons week. ...............';.. .15 eanta ot,e moutb fi5 cents Telephone G3J0 "Kaatirn office: Paul "lock, representa tiv. No. C Mndlaon sreuue. New York; Century bull. Hue. Chicago; Little Bldg.. Koaton: Krvsge building. 'Detroit; Lewis l'.ldg., Buffalo. . Member: Associated Press, American Newspaper Publishers' Association, Audit Bureau of Circulation. MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED fKESs. The Assocltted Proas Is exclusively en titled to the use for publication of all news dispatches credited to it or cot other wise credited in this paper sod also the local news published herein. Ut'a-OKMATIOX FOR ALL, READERS OF THE TOPEKA STATE JOURNAL. Ua'-lt fader of The State JooreaL la offered the unlimited use of the largest in formation bureau in the world. Thla Service ilureau la located in the na tional capital, where it is In immediate touch with all the great resources of the United Statca government. It can answer practicully sny question you want to Oik, but it can't give ad !, nor make exhaustive research. The war forced so ninny changes In the tallv life of the American people that the services of this Information bureau will be tavsluable to all who ure It. Keep In touch with your government at all times. It can help you in a thousand wars If vour wanta are only made known. The State Journal pays for thla splendid service In order that every one of Its read ers may take free advantage of it. You are welcome to use It as often ns you like. Itrlto your request! briefly, sign your :ime end address plainly, enclose a 2-cent sti'Ui for return postage snd address, the TolT.KA STATU JOURNAL INFORMA TION 111 ItKUI. Frederick J. llsakin, Director. Washing ton. I. I '. In. A discussion of high rents and the popular outcry against "greedy" landlords and "profiteers," The Re view ask: "But why does not some body else come to the rescue? Why are not te virtuous people, the people wlib are neither landlords nor specu lators, the people who are content with r moderate return on their invest ment, rushing Into the breach?" There is nothin.tr to prevent hundreds of millions of dollars being put into t-he business of house building, It is pointed out. Yet nothing of the kind is going on. It wickedness alone be the cause of the high rents, righteous ness plus money and surely the com bination must exist ought to suffice 1 to bring them down. Yet up they stay, and up there is every reason to expect them to stay, for aught that' I'trtue show any sign of doing to mend mat-i tens. It looks as tho the rest of us wanted the landlords to be content with loss than what the market would give them, hut were quite unwilling to take any chances as to what the market-wouldgive us if we built the houses which the people need. We are indulging in a lot of high ethics for tUe other man, but don't care ourselves Vo aot on any higher plane than that of ordinary economics. It is a rule of ttyide. that where profits are large people are eager to rush into the busi ness. But lew seem inclined to oiviae the field with the "profiteering" land - lords.- A bill has bean introduced in the French chamber of deputies providing for a forty-eight hour week for farm ers. Nobody ever se'ems to think of shorter working time for railroad presidents, department store man-1 asters lawyers, doctors and many other ! . . . Masses of overworked persons. The idea seems to be that the only classes workine too much are those engaged in productive occupations. Every man has a right to quit his Job but he should not have the right to remain idle. The idle man" is a parasite living off the products of those who w6rk. The workers should not "be expected to feed the idlers. If the. Kansas coal miners and the Chi cago switchmen do not like their Jobs, there Is, nothing to prevent them from getting others. There is a plenty of work for Idle hands all over the coun try. THE TVRIU-I.KVt MINERS. It is reported thatThe miners in the Kansas coal fields are returning to work. It would be Interesting to know what they estimate to be the gain de rived from their latest cessation from work. No demands were made on their employers and no concessions have followed. , The walk-out probably was de signed as a manifestation of contempt for the court of industrial relations. but It may be noted in this connection that denial that the miners were on v... k. ..i. th. ... ently has been an effort to dodge a possible charge of conspiracy. The industrial .relations law is not an attack upon any -particular class or Interest it is an endeavor to pro- tect the public against any and evervi attempt to promote selfish interest at the sacrifice of the welfare of all. There is not now and never has been a disposition or effort to forbid any employe, whether in a mine or on a railroad, to quit his employment at any time for any cause.. The only pur poseand it svas the clearly expressed purpose of the bill was to forbid a conspiracy on the part Of either em ployers or employes on the part of any two or more persons to interfere with industries supplying the people wltH the necessaries of life. The qoal miners owe it to them- selves, to the public and to the state to j cookery, "if I were a perfect house let the law have a fair trial. There I keeper like your Mrs. Taylor I could will be time to object to it when it fails to function with justice to all. " Evening Story The Perfect Housekeeper. BT JANE OSBORN. Three JimtJ within the two blocks that Dr. Andover had walked down College street from his house, had he been greeted with the smiling; congrat ulations of some neighbor or other. If he had not already been' sure of his blessing In having secured the services of Mrs. Hlldegarde Taylor as house; keeper he could not but have been after these felicitations. "She is such a perfect housekeeper," Prof. Ogden's wife had cooed. "Up to the day he died old Mr. Morgan had her tea biscuits every day of his life. He couldn't get along without them and such pies!" "Yes. indeed," agreed Dr, Andover, somewhat embarrassed but duly grate ful to providence for having showered such abundant blessings On his shoul ders. "And she's so' economical, too," Mrs. Partridge had said after offering the young bachelor president of the col lege her felicitations over the advent of Mrs. Taylor in his home. "No cause for your complaining now over the high cost of living." "No, in deed," smiled Dr. Andover and. as he neared the corner where dwell old Dr. Forbes, dean of hi3 facul ty, the fragrance of Juicy beefsteak broiling inthe Forbes kitchen came to him. He had had supper that night from tea biscuits, tea. sardines In Jelly and prune whip. That as nearly as he could remember was all there had been to it. Helen Forbes, not extraordinarily yoking or extraordinarily slender, but radiant and magnetic, only daughter and housewife for Dr. Forbes, opened the door for the young professor. The rest of the college town had got used td Helen. - Of course, she was quite a beauty but, then, she was only Helen Forbes. Nice girl, too, and a few years before freshmen every year had gone quite silly over her; but she was & little too old for students now. But Dr. An dover had not o.uite got used to the radiance of her, and there were times when hewould have more eagerly gone to spend an evening with old Dr. Forbes In discussing college plans and policies had it not been for Helen. She was a little disturbing. She didn't quite seem to belong to the little old college town. . On this occasion, however. It was necessary that he consult with Dpctor Forbes. The tempting aroma of beef steak grew even more tempting as Helen Forbes opened the door for him. An apron protected her light sum mer frock, and she led Doctor Andover ratherX breezily into the dining room. "We are having dinner late." she said. "Dad's been working on examination books and didn't want to be disturbed until seven. Now, it's planked steak supper. Dad's so fond of it. ' You don't mind coming right out, do you? And perhaps we can tempt you to have some." Doctor Forbes had appeared and Helen had disappeared, to return presently with the plank on which was laid the smoking steak with the tempting border of mashed potatoes and various vegetables. "We must congratulate you." said Helen, as- she laid the plank on the rather informally set table. "I don't suppose any one can tempt you to meals, now that you have got that wonderful Mrs. Taylor. Tou certain ly were lucky. 1n these days, to get a perfect housekeeper like that. And you know she was with old Mr.- Mor gan twenty years stayed till he died and she was saying today that she expected to do the same for you." "Why. that's very kind, I'm sure." Tt was then that there loomed before Doctor Andover an image of Mrs. Hil- TuK" - r ner inin-iippee. hind the coffee things at breakfast and the tea things at supper, for she was one of those housekeepers who never fait to take their place at meals with their employers. She had sat like that before Mr. Morgan twenty years, and then he had died. How would it b6 to see that face for twenty years? Her coffee was clear and doubtless good, but she was sparing of the coffee, and she regard- ed cream as an extravagance. Doctor Andover was wondering whether he would have to drink cof- tee every morning for twenty years, just like that, or whether he would have courage to ask to have it strong er and with cream. "She really is wonderful" Helen Forbes was going on. "I pnly wish I could manage the way she does. I don't suppose you could be tempted to take a little of this planked steak?" She had put quit a generous piece on the warmed plate and was passing it to him. "But, daughter." suggested Dr. Forbes, kindly. 'It Dr. Andover has had dinner. It will only be doing him an unkindness in forcing more upon him." But Dr. Andover mumbled some thing about "rather light supper." and for the next few minutes joined the Forbes household in the delectable task of eating a perfectly broiled planked steak. After that, tho it was sometimes little difficult for Dr. Andover to walk right up to the front door , of the Forbea house when he knew he would be met there by the disconcerting 1 Helen Forbes It was even more diffl- cult to stay away. Sometimes he would definitely decide not to call. His own evening repast was early and this seemed to add to the desirability of a short afternoon walk down College street. ' But despite his decision not to stop at the Forbes house, he would stop. Sometimes be was tempted even fur- th? py the Hantalizing aroma of din ner. huckleberry pi or roasted Iamb, . or fresh a romatic coffee. Mrs. Taylor's coffee -eould never be smelled that way when it cooked. Dr. Andover re- , j membered that she had once told him : that tho wnv mart. ! .K. i..n. .11 ; the flavor In the coffee pot and that i was what made it taste so good. ws ,ne test of good coffee, she sald. not having the smell of it escape from the pot. But Helen Forbes- cof fee always smelled all the way round to the front of the house, and to Dr. Andover it was perfection in the cup. So it happened, that quite often, without exactly intending to do so, the young college president shared some of the good things that Helen had pre pared for her father's dinner and al ways when he did there was the evi dence of the greatest pleasure on the part of the hospitable old professor, who tho he may have worn his coats until they were shabby certainly did not curtail himself on the good things of the table. "Of course, tho," said Helen once when Dr. Andover had come out with an enthusiastic bit of nraise of her 1 better table on much less money. out; muai or quite rvinRrhdDlv. w ny. Just today she was telling us at the The Woman Who -Loved and EcirnCcl " ft Modern Strxy of Home and Business . By JANE PHELPS- A HVKT WITH SOME SOLACE. CHAPTER 87 "Hello, Gerry! How is everything?" Mary was talking on the telephone. "Fine! .We had a lovely day yes terday. My dinner was good enough for anyone even if I can't cook. Then Robert helped clear away, and we went to the movies. Had supper afterward, too oyster stew." "You extravagant minx! I'll bet Robert was as happy as a kid with a new toy." "He seemed so." ; ' "He WAS! Have you told him how long avacation you are going to take?" "I think I mentioned a month why?" "Oh, nothing particular. I'm com ing to dinner tonight. Be sure you have something good. Gardner is going out on business and wHl call for me." '- "That will be fine." I had a very nice dinner, and Mary and I waited until I was afraid it would be cold, then sat down and commenced to eat. I couldn't believe Robert wasn't coming after our happy evening and the affectionate way he had acted when he left that morning. Mary and I chatted until Gardner came. Still Robert had not come. ' "Where's Robert?" Gardner asked, "Did you two drive him away?" "No, he must have been detained somewhere. He hasn't come in yet," I replied, and Mary added: "We had such a dandy dinner, too. If I had shut my eyes I would ihave thought sure I was in Yelmonico's, but I couldn't fool myself about this bum little flat, so I decided Mr. Del moTTico had sent us the dinner with his compliments." "Sorry I wasn't here! I know I should have enjoyed it. Gerry. Come along, Mary dear. As long as you have to get up early to go to that shop, you must get to bed in good season." "Hear! hear! I'll tell you a secret. Gerry. He isn't in half such a hurry for me to get to bed when he is call ins and I tell him he must go. - But. missionary society that she can make a pound of coffee go two weeks and the meat .bills aren't 3 a week. Of course, she said she couldn't manage that way unless she felt a real interest in you. You really were mighty lucky to get her. Really, it was quite amus ing. "Prof. Partridge's wife told Mrs. Tay-. lor that if you never married it would be her fault, and then Mrs. Taylor haid that at any rate you d never marry for a good home and... a good housekeeper. I thought that was so sweet of her " - "Yes, I am sure it was," weakly re joined Doctor Andover. He recalled then that he had had fried cornmeal for supper, altho he had begged the perfect housekeeper to omit cornmeal for a few weeks. He had never like it anyway, he said, but he "didn't say what he felt, that he had been corn mealed to, death since her arrival. Of ctrtlrse it was because of the economy in using cornmeal that she persisted, and Doctor Andover did eat it because he had a healthy young appetite and he had to eat something. "But, then," continued Doctor An dover, "a man doesn't marry for a home or for a good cook. If the wo man he loves happens to be a good husekeeper and all that sort of thing it is just an added blessing, I sup pose." , Doctor Andover was preoccupied after that. He tried to discuss the new system of student grading with Dean Forbes, but his thoughts did not seem to collect. At a quarter to 8 he rose to leave. Nine was the dean's habitual bedtime. He bade the dean good night rather hurriedly, and then as he turned to Helen he looked very intently at her so intently that the rad"Jnt Helen dropped her eyes. "I'm coming back at half past 9.- See rue alone on the veranda." It was a rather chilly spring night to be philandering'on verandas, but there was a soft, radiant moon and Helen had swathed herself in a soft wr6len scarf and was waiting when Doctor Andover returned". "I want to talk to you down here lev the garden," he said ascending only one step of the veranda, and Helen slowly went down to meet him. "It s about marrying you mat J. want to talk, Helen," he said when they had reached the dark shelter of an old lilac hedge. "You have always been the kind of woman I'd want a real woman, magnificent and radiant and beautiful; ' It's the kid of wo man I've always dreamed about. But. rhang it all, I don't want you to think I'm asking you tyecause you are sucn a wonderful cook and housekeeper. I'd feel such a contemptible black guard to marry a woman for a house keeper. You know it is you, Helen, that I want? I've feared tjiqre wasn't a chance you'd have me," It's tunny how gossip goes in a lit tle college town like that. A' week later when Helen and Doctor Atidover's engagement was announced there wasn't a professor's wife in town but had known it for weeks. Helen, they said, had always been setting her cap for the new president. For a time they said it seemed as if he might have preferred Mrs. Hilde garde Taylor, in spite of the slight difference In age. And it was such a pity he didn't,' for - Mrs. Taylor was such a good jcook such a perfect housekeeper. (CopTright, 1!0. br the MeClure News paper Syndicare. Questions Answers ..... , ' ,. I-annon, vice chairman, and Hugh Q. Ts there a fisible sign of th" prime , t av.-Ier neorem r-.- ,,.,,'. e .v.- meridian in Greenwich. Kugland? T. A. s. ; secretary-treasurer of the per A On the road to the Observatory t!mMnt organisation. The following Greenwich, the 'meridian has been marked committees were appointed: Arrange- In the stone. stone. What is meant by winter rules and er rules in Ifolf? W. IT. summer nun in son. v.. i. . 1 .i. ,h -..,mm, role. . nl.verl must plav his ball as it lies, while under winter rules, he Is permitted to improve i his lie or tee up bis ball everywhere except in nazaros. Q, What Is calorene? M .S.- . A. This la s new cutting gas maderofn alcoTiol. Tt is quite like acetylene. Aa analysis of it showa cerbon eighty-six per cent" and hydrogea fourteen per cent. It gives a maxinvnm temperature of 200 de grees Fahrenheit while acetylene gives S!O0l Q. How great a pressure will Ice ten Inches thick stand : W. F. L. A. Sound Ice of this tbickuess will bear a pressure of one thousand pounds per square root. U. Must all Immigrants have money in; order to enter this country 1 K. L. C. A. The lluresn of Immigration vs that Irauiisrranrs are required to have fiftv dol - l.r, ,,n tlioir nerantt. vlin r.., ..i- Imtnt-'that (rational officials. .. .- . 1 of course, he's a man, and so entitled to priviledges." "Come along, chatter-box." 'Good night, Gerry." Then in a whisper: "Don't .fret, Robert will be In soon." It was after 12 when Bob came in. I tried to act as if nothing had hurt me. but he looked rather conscious. "Mary-JWas here to dinner." I told him "and Gardner came after hex. They left about ten." "Sorry I missed them. But I told Marion a week ago I'd take her out tonight." "Please telephone, Robert, when you aren't coming. It makes more dif ference now that we are keeping house. When we were boarding I didn't mind so mtrchrif the food was "That's just the reason . I didn't phone. I was afraid you wouldn't eat any dinner." I felt a little thrill of gladness that he had even thought of me. I told him all Mary and I had talked about that is all but what she had said about him. and of her wish that I would give up the shop entirely because of Rob ert. Then I told of Gardner, how nice he had been with Mary. "They won't wait long," he said. "No, I don't think they will. Mary said she had told him in six months more, but that he was urging only two months." "They will live in the suburbs, Gard ner told me the other day. I met him down town," Robert said.. "He wants to get Mary out of the city for a time." - - v - - " It seemed to me the old wistful note was in Robert's voice. Was he envy ing them? Neither of us spoke if his being out all the evening until just be fore we went to bed. Then he said: "Jit was too bad to leave you alone. Gerry. I am glad Mary came up. I felt worried for fear you might be lonely or afraid." "I would have been very lonely had it not been for Mary. But I am not timid." I would not use pretense to keep him. And in -spite of his having spent the evening with Marion, I felt happier because he said he had thought of me and worried for fear I might be lonely. (Tomorrow A party.) LITTLE BENNY'S NOTE BOOX BY XJEE PAPE. T Sat'.dday morning Sid Hunt; came errdund with home made tickits say ing on them in red ink, Teddy the Grate Diving Dog! He will Absilooty Dive Into a Tub of Wattir rum a Hite of 3 Feet in Sid Hunts Back Yard Satidday Atirijoon. .'.Admission Onv One' Sent,- Sjid saying, Who wunts to buy a ticklt, leajows. n ne aoni aivc vou get your money back. Wich mc and Puds Simkins a.id Lerov Shooster and Reddy Merf; bawt tickits. on account of be'ng the ony ones that had sents, and in the aftirnoon w went erround jand safe on Sid Hunts fents, and there .was a.3wasft tub full of wattir standing"next . high skinny table in the middle ofjthe yard, and Sid put his fox terrier Tddy on top of the table and bowed t us fellows, saying. The grate dive will now take plaoe. ; And he pointed his finger at TedJy, saying. 1, 2, 3, dive. Wich Teddy dident, jest standing there and looking back at Sid as if he was lxpecting him to do something. Sid saying. Hay there, did you heer me, 1, 2, i, dive. Teddy jest keeping on looking at him, and after he riad sed it about 6 more times without eny dive happening, us fellows started to yell We wunt our, money back, we wunt our money back, we wunt our money back, and Sid sed. The grate diving dog is indisposed today so he will do some other tricks insted, and us fellows yelled. We dont wunt to see eny other tricks, and Si4 sed, Teddy, sit up. Wich Teddy did, and Sid sed, Shake hands. Wich Teddy did, aid Sid sed. Bark 3 times. Wich Teddy aid, and Sid sed, 1, 2, S, dive. Wich Teddy dident. and we all started to yell for our money back agen. and Sid tried to make him diva about ( more times in vane and then he gave us all our sents back, saying. You old buntch of tite wads, take your old money. IRISH ORGANIZING KANSAS. league of Nations Vote by Both Sena tors JLends Encouragement. Kansas is being organized by the American Commission for Irish Inde pendence. T"hat was the declaration made here " last night by Theo. A. Thoma of Florence, state organizer for the organization. The' meeting last night was held in Lincoln Post hall. Tbe commission is basing its drive for membership in Kansas en the friehdly attitued toward the Irish shown by both the N Kansas senators in their League of Nations vote.- Starts toward the forming of local units of the organisation have been made in fortv Kansas towns .Mr Thoma declared. In demanding recog nition ior tne aemanas or the Irish for independence from the British empire. Mr Thoma cited President Wilson's principle of peace which in cluded self determination for all small nations. The meeting last night was held" to arrange a mass meeting May 5, when the Rev. Dr. Murphy, a Methodist minister, no touring Iowa -for' the Irish republic? will came toTopeka. Addresses were made hv th. Father Mclnernev and Cant v w Coney. A permwent organization was formed and committees were appoint ed to arrange for the Meeting May 5. P. H. Conev Was made ehairman t menca .Malt Moar, John T. Morriesy. incut -.3ia,ir near, jonn Morriesy W. E. Brady. Dan Carlin. Matt Bren . - t nan and James Dwver- finnnoa rn " mmnce Ull h a"' 2." 'en. v . r.. F. Lannon. Mrs Marr Al- Brady. John Hartley. Mrs. Mary Casey, Mrs. T. L. Pattison and airs. Annie Lawn. , . WOn.I) JOIN WITH GKRMANT. Austria Anxious To Hare Allied pre miers Consider Annexation. San Remo, April 21. The question of Austrian annexation to Germany has not been discussed by the council of premiers but probably will e taken up soon, Vittorio Scialoia. Italian for eign minister, said today. t- t. ' , "vL. " to P"".th? Proposed annexation. 1 Scialoia dented a report from Vienna l flllianCA hetWSMI rrTXlntr Italy and Austria was contemplated. SANTA FE IN PLEA Railway Believes State Assess n merit Is Too High. " G. G. Tunell JJiscnsses General Conditions in U. S. The state tax commission last year assessed Santa' Fe railway property in Kansas at $49,747 a mile, which ia-i too high, according to a . statement filed today with the commission by George G. Tunell, tax commissioner of the Santa. Fe system, also repre senting the United States Railroad administration. Discussing the business situation generally, Tunnell declares that rail roads and other public utilities and persons who work on salary are the orfty interests that did not make big money during the war. "It is a sub ject of general knowledge." he says, "that from the time the- war got well under way our great national Indus tries engaged in the production and distribution of War material, food, fuel, clothing and articles of luxury have been enormously profitable. Wrrs this prosperity and feeling of ease the denressed and cramrjecL- condition of the public utilities and of the salaried class has been in striking contrast, The oil, gas, coal, salt, lead and zinc producers and the farmers and stock raisers of Kansas have had thoif full share of the national prosperity. It is unnecessary to dwell on the prosperity of the oil, gas and coal producers. That is known- of all men." Tunell contends that railroad prop erty is assessed higher than other property generally- Valuation by I. C. C. 1 Tunell insists. that the assessment of the Santa Fe's. Kansas mileage at $-lt,747 per mile cannot be justified by any actual appraisal that has been made of the physi cal property, or by any showing of the cost of reproducing it "The work of the valuation division of the interstate commerce c&mmlssion on the Santa Fe lines in Kansas still iR Incom plete," he said, "but there sre good rea sons for thinking that your assessment of $49,747 per mile will substantially ex ceed the appraisal figures when completed. arnios Peweri "Let ns now consider your assessments from the standpoint of earning power," Mr. Tunell continues. "Kven If the earn ings of our best years justified your as sessments war and after-war conditions hsve brought with them such radical changes of earning power that pre-war revenues do not afford a sound basis for judging the present. It would be Just as logical to assess the valley lands that Were gutted by the great Kaw river flood on the basis of their crop producing capacity be fore the flood as to assess the railroads In 1020 on their pre-war revenue producing power. "Last year T stated that the conditlona with which the railroads were then' con fronted should not be passed over lightly on tbe theory that the burdensome condi tions of operation were temporary Rnd that more prosperous days were just around the corner. Time has shown that my gloomy forecast of lastvyear was not too black. Today the outlook appears even darker than a year ago and again I feel con strained to rsy that our situation is so serious that it calls for a further reduc tion of our assessment. "The uct operating results of the Santa Fe system after tbe deduction of all ex penses of Operation snd of all federal, state and local taxea fell from S-IO,Du4.S.'l in 1917 to S40,SoO,207 In 191S and to ;8.03o,Gul in 191!. "From the information just submitted it appears that the Santa Fe system ns n whole could not be sold at any recent time for the amoupt for which yon apparently would asseRs it even If $1.17,000.000 worth of non-operative property consisting of railways, oil lands, coal mines, timber mnds. the granted lands in Arizona and apw Mexico, lands Required for new ex tensions, l.oy.i.ouO pr liberty bonds, cash in New York- besides much other miscel laneous property "In eoncludliic.'my statement I am again going to express the hope that yon w-ill this yejr tnke up the assessment of the Santa Fe lines as if you were assessinfr them for the first time and that yon will make an assessment in accord with the conditions confronting us today." IS WANTED IN PENNSYLVANIA; Topoka Doctor Fro Pending Requisi tion Hearing Before Governor. Judge C. W.'smith this afternoon called in the warrant under which Dr. Horace G. Lathrop. chiropractor, 6jl4 Polk street, was arrrested on a charge of perjury preferred by the prosecut ing attorney of Bradford county, Pennsylvania. A hearing which was to have been held this afternoon in, tin attempt to get Governor Allen to deny requisition of Lathrop was postponed until the governor's return from his eastern trip. . Lathrop was turned loose. It is alleged Lathrop swore he wasH a citizen or Pennsylvania in a divorce proceeding against his first wife there some time ago. Dr. Lathrop asserted, according to officers, that he is being persecuted by his former wife, who he says is using this method in an attempt to get his present wife's money. Bradford was tried twice by Penn sylvania courts on the charge, it is said. The first trial culminated in a hung jury, but he was convicted at the second, officers declare. He obtained a new trial, but when that was called had disappeared, it is said. COMPLAINT AGAINST MOl P. Patrons Between" Topcka, and I'ort Scant Want Better Passenger.' Sen Ice. M. F. Young, of Richland, who op erates u. cream station, today filed a complaint with the industrial court In behalf of himself and 300- citizens liv ing between here and Fort Scott, to the effect that the Missouri Pacific railroad had not complied with the promise under which it secured bonds. Young states that the Missouri Pa cific operates only one mixed train between here and Fort Scott. One passenger train was discontinued three years ago. he declares. The one mixed train is not operated on any schedule time and is found very in convenient and unhandy, by persons living on the line it serves. The com plainants are asking that the Missouri Pacific be compelled to put on two daily passenger trains. j "TIP" SPELLED BANDITS DOOM. Forewarned of Holdup Policeman Hid In Store Riot Gun Killed. Kansas City, April 21. A policeman armed with a riot gun killed an un identified white man who attempted to hold up a retail haberdasher's store here this morning. Last night, accord ing to the police, a "tip" was received that an attempt would be made this morning to hold up the store. Two policemen, armed with riot guns, went to the store early this morning and hid behind a wooden par tition in the rear of the store. Short- I ty alter tne store opened ror business.-; a Jtoung man entered, pointed a re-! volvej- at Warner Glenn, proprietor, and ordered him to hold up his hands. A policeman stepped from behind the" partition, fired his riot gun ami- killed the man who had attemnted the robbery. SNAP SHOTS AT HOME NEWS All issues or Liberty Bonds bonght and sold. The Shawnee Investment Co.. &34 Kansas avenue. Adv. There will be a meeting of the State As sociation of Modern Language Teachers Saturday, April 24, at the Topeka high school. N. W. Benning, general secretary of the Cential Y. M. -C A., returned today from Joplln, where he attended the notary con vention. Don't forget to make your payments at Hie Prudential Trust 'Co. for I'epp's I'oal Savings Plan. Topeka Coal Co., Elks' Building. l'Uone 4S2. AdT. Arthur Hopkins, a driver for the Roy Payne Taxi service, was fined $5 lu police court Tuesday for careless driving. It was charged he almost ran over a watchman at.-the union Pacific crossing. C. L. Simmons, 942 Ltndenwood, Is suf fering from two ' broken ribs as a result of a fall from a ladder and down flight of stairs Tuesday at the home of M. F. Southwlck. 427 Topeka avenue. Miss. Frances Holman. stenographer, in the Central Y. M. C. A. office la filling out tbe membership cards ot the 2&1. new members gained in tbe membership drive last week, and making a record of the the campaign. Y. W. C. A. members are discussing the summer conference to be held in F.stes Park. Colo., earlv In June. Proceeds from a gymnasium exhibit to. be given In May will be used to defray expenses of dele gates, who will be elected aoon, to tbe con ference. " Ml., llnth Wood and Miss Kdith Con- jell, workers In the "white drink of i?'"1 ,,mp'j5" "!?-L' "Tiei", Sl today, will serve fresh milk frea at the campaign Dootn on tne norm sine ot -i ue State Journal building on Eighth avenue tomorrow afternoon. The milk will be produced by the cow on exhibit. The Page Milling company has a build ing permit for the erection of its new S35.000 garage, to be erected at 912-14 Kan sas avenue. The building will be three stories high. oOxlStl feet, constructed of stone and reinforced concrete. Ourtler ac Company are tbe contractors. The build ing is to be completed September 1. Helen M. Sheldon today filed suit in the district court for divorce from Krnest L. Sheldon, whom she charges with cruelty, neglect and non-support. Sbe has had to work ont to get money to buy clothes, alie says. She claims Sheldon has a violent temper and used abusive language toward her. They were married In August, 19l. Ornamental globe protectors, designed by Wilbur A. Stanfleld, city water and light commissioner, are being manufactured for the big globes on the white way poles. The protectors will prevent the wind from blowing the globes off and from crack ing them, it is claimed by Stanfleld. Hall will be the only destructive natural fore.; they are not proof against. 9 Observation of May 1 as American Day by all individuals and all organizations was .urged in a resolution adopted by tbe Shawnee County W. C. T. I', spring insti tute which met Tuesday at the Y. Vt . C. A. The support of the W. C T. V. was pledged in the resolution to the request of Governor AMcn for the special observsnce of the day and disloyalty and radical dptrines were condemned in tbe reso.u- The trial of "Hickory" Jones on charges growing out of the shooting of Sheriff Hugh Larimer by a bandit on hl farm south of Topeka on the Topeka avenue road, is set for April SO. Jones is charged with receiving stolon property. It Is al leged that he received a Ford car. belong ing to a Kansas City man, which the ban dits had stolen. He is at large on' bond. Witnesses have been -called from several towns around Topeka. Leroy Holloway, 17, and Eugene MeLure. 10, negroes, were arrested today by Of ficer "Pap" Anderson charged with steal ing some chauge from a street car conduc tor on a West Twelfth street car Satur day. The conductor put the change under a seat in the front of the car. The boys got off at Taylor street and in a few min utes the conductor- .missed' the. change. Anderaon jras on the car and reeogni7.eu them. McLure laid the blame on the Hol loway boy, who admitted bis guilt, the police said: : Boys of the high school glee club and orchestra have been assisting J. Hoehnei-, manual training instructor, in building the "deck" to be used in the high school operetta, "The Bos'n's Bride," to be given Friday nteht at the high school. The operetta is one of the most ambitious of ferings ever attempted by the school music department. Those who will take part and Miss Grace Wilson, director, have been working for six weeks to make the affair a success. Members of ihe cast are Harold Holier, Marguerite Officer, Hichard Mat tbews, Margaret Lovewell. Wilbur Nelson. F.lixabcth Skinner, Grant Peterson and Beulah easier. f F. Tnocn. A. Stone and A. Springer made high scores at the Topeka Gun club tdioot Tuesday afternoon. Three profes sionals entering the contest scored as'fol lows": l. 1. Gross. 411; A. Killain. 42: K. Meisenholmer. Sft. Good shooting was dif ficult on account of the wind. Scores: D. D. Gross. 40: F. F.norh. 4:1: A. Stone, 42: K. KtTTam. 42: A. Springer. 41: M. Enoch. 41; It. Meloenheimer. 88; W. Horn ing. S3: A. Enoch, S7; t'harles Gulber, :t0; F. Bonebrake. 5: J. Vogt. 34 : I.. Blscoe, S4: Captain Krltser. 3.1: H. Montgomery. 82: J. Huggins. 52; H. JEnoch. 30; II. Mor tne, 2o; f. Brier, 20: J. Wolf. 20; H. Tucker, 20, and Robert Thompson, 37. HAYS C. OF C. BACKS ALCEN. Endorse Program to Uphold New In dustrial Court Law. Bmmett George, secretary to Gov ernor Henry Allen, today received a telegram from R. S. Markwell.-president of tho Hays Chamber of Com merce, stating that that organization had unanimously endorsed Governor Allen and the court of industrial rela tions and had commended the action of Governor Allen, the judges -of the inrliistrlsl court and Judge Curran in upholding the new labor tribunal. ATTENTION KNIGHTS COLUMBUS Most important meeting tonight, April 21. Supreme Secretary McGin ley, from New Haven, and Department Director McCarthy, from Omaha, will be with us: They will have something worth while to tell you. Your pres ence this evening will greatly help to make the evening a success. Please arrange to be on hand. Smoker. Adv. OEO. E. MONAGHAN, O. K. Local Mention The Luther league 'of the Swedish Lutheran church. Fourth and Tyler streets, will be entertained by Misses Florence Austin, Florence Sw-enson, Edith Ericsjn. Amy Johnson and Kmrasv Nordgren this evening in the church parlors. The Dorcas society of the church will meet with Mrs. J. T. Brink, 32.1 Broadmoor, tomorrow afternbon. The Sunshine, club will meet at the home of Mrs. J.B. Peter son, 391 Fillmore, Saturday afternoon. There will be an intercburch rally in the United Brethren church at Richland Friday evening at S o'clock. Rev. Thomas W. Houston of Topeka will speak. Take a tip. Buy stock in Pepp's Coal Savings Plan. Topeka Coal Co.. Elks' Building. Phone 482. Adv. Call 155$ for Job carpenter work. with Fries:, tne sign mrr Adv. Door. check and lock repairing. Han son and Haaaan, 509 Kansas Are. Dr. Lyngar. Dentist. 801 Kansas Are. Adv. Cash' paid for liberty tmis. John Kleinhaua. 27 Quiacy. Phone ZUl-J. Adv. - PRICES IN CRASH Chicago Grain and Provisions I Take Big Tumble. Follow Declines at New York -'Weak Liberty Bonds Season. Chicago, April 21. Prices crashed heavily in the grain'market today, es pecially In the last fifteen minutes of trading Com fell as much, as tK cents a bushel. Liquidation owing to the weakness in the New York stock market was the chief apparent reason. Oats tumbled 6 cents. Pork dropped $1.25 per barrel in some cases but lard snd ribs were compara tively steady. Final quotations were at nearly the bottom prices of the day with July corn typical at ll.&olo tl.38 H as compared with 11.46-H to tl.H yesterday. uneasiness over the financlat sltua tlen -had been evident from the outset in the grain market but it was not un til the session fas almost over that the values gave way in earnest. Selling orders came in a flood and found the market without adequate support. Misgivings in regard to the financial situation were associated with the stringency In Japan due to over-speculation. Heretofore, tbe Japanese troubles have had only a transient and obscure effect so far as the grain mar kets were concerned. Today, however, the' subject received general notice, and became of vital importance in con nection with the fading away of prices for securities in Wall street. . Liberty Bonds Week. New Tork, April 21. Speculative Issues were subjected to severe liquida tion in the stock market today, declin ing ( to almost 43 points In the ab sence of support. Automobile shares, equipments, steels and oils were most affected. General Motors fell 42 H points to 275 and Baldwin Locomotive dropped15 points.- Sales were estimated at 1,760,000 shares The activity of the final was so great that last transactions were not recorded on the ticker until twen ty minutes after the close. A factor in the decline was the acute weakness of liberty bonds, sev eral of which declined 1 to 3 per cent to new low records. ASSOCIATED PRESS RE-ELECTS. Frank B. Xoyes of Washington Star s Heads News Organization. New "Tork, Arpilv21. Frank B. Noyes of the Washington- Star was re elected president of the Associated Press 4y the board of directors today. Calvin Cobb of the Boise (Idaho) StatesmaTh, was chosen first vice pres ident, and J. Lawrence Horne. Jr.. of the Rocky Mount North Carolina Tel egram, second vice president. All members of the executive com mittee were re-elected. They are: Frank B. Xoyes. Washington Star: W. L. McLean. Philadelphia Bulletin; A. S. Ochs, New York Times; John R. Rathom. Providence Journal; Victor F. Lawson. Chicago Dallv News: Charles A. Rook, Pittsburgh Dispatch; Charles Hopkins Clark, HartfoM Cou rant. CRAWFORD NAMES O. M. L1PPERT. Representative Appointed Deputy Km -; - i pkyment-Agct St Dodg-c; City;, - O. M. Lippert. representative from Rush county, today was appointed a deputy employment agent by John II. Crawford, state labor commissioner,. Lippert was authorized to open a free employment office at Dodge City on June 1 and keep it open until Au gust 13 in an effort to aid the farmers in that section in obtaining farm help during the harvest season. Lippert is a prominent member of the Farm ers union. DEATHS AND ECSERALS The funetal of Joseph Bremlck. age 74. of 720 Liberty street, who died Tiiesdav. will be held from the residence Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial in Mt. Hope cemetery. GEOP.OR A. METTLF.lt. of 007 West Sixth street, died Tuesday. Funeral an nouncement later. MARTI. A. JOHNSO.V age Si, of 2201 Buchanan street, died April 21. Funeral announcement later. The funeral of Charles H. Titus, kge R.4. of 201-Van Buren street, who died AprW 1.1, will be held Thursday morning at 100 o'clock from Pen well 'a chapel. Burial In Topeka cemetery. Lord s Flowers Satisfy. Tel. 2T Aoir. Many Imitations But Nothing . J El Equals the Genuine t ft Wie Music Mater Of i EUKms Hhr Style XL, $lo0 f TsraKie Allow " t" show too bow easily yoo can MJJLmmfS Own a Vietmla tm the- Jenkins' i7f & I Rnsy Payment Plan. I There are many reasons u5,S ' .-.. "ssir-l : 1 why we serve you best. T" jlf V. to Lowest prices in. iftiWTft ft L, ' Vnlted States. ' ?!2s?j, 4tHtr,f 'l P&m M ! i 8 S3 Kansas Ave. " , 1 I Pnone 420S ! - URGE TARVIA ROAD Central Arenne Road Troperl Owners to Make Appeal. Ask County to Build Highway it Contractors Too High. Property owners living along the Cen tral avenue road north of Topeka will appear before the county commission ers Friday with the request that the proposed sixteen miles of hard sur faced highway be built of tarvia: that the work be done this year and by the county commissioners in case the contractors' bids are too high. Tt is declared that $30,000 a mile, or a total of 2480.000, can be saved on the Central avenuo road alone thru the use of tarvia. It is also declared this material will hold up longer and keep In better condition, than con crete. At the end of ten- years the top layer can & removed and replaced at little cost, whereas in the case of the concrete -road the entire structure must Tie blown up and a new road built. East Sixth Road Cracking.' The g - out East Sixth street oost. in round numbers. H0. 000 a mile. Tarvia roads can be built for half-"this sum, it is said. If the county does the work Itself the cost would be about $24,000 a mile, or a saving of $36,000. Already the F.ast Sixth street road is beginning to crack. During rains water runs into ihene cracks, washing the earth from tin derrteath. The concrete, under the strain of heavy loads, then caves in. There Is no maintenance provision in the contract for this road. That is up tn the tnvn&ve-rn In the building of a tarvia road. crusned rock, ten to fourteen inches thick. Is used as a base. Over this the tarvia Is spread, sprinkled with Jop lln chat and rolled. The liquid tarvia fills the cracks and makes a road thai will stand up for lyears, according to advocates of this method. It does not crack or split so easily as cement, and Is easily renewed.' they declare. Natural rock" is available all the wav along the Central avenue road, it is said. The government has offered the county the use of rock crushers and tools for the cost of freight charges, provided the commissioners wish to do the work themselves. Whether they will take advantage of it remains to be TWO DIE OF WHOOPING COUGH. Measles Led the Field In Disease Rc- , port. tor iJist week. Measles easily led the .field in the list of diseases reported- tdi the city tiealth department the week ending April 17. Fifty-five cases were report ed to the city health department. Chickcnpox and whooping cough tied for second place, with 22 reported cases each. I Other diseases were reported as fol lows: Smallpox 8. scarlet fever 3. in. fluenza 2, erysipelas 1, diphtheria 1, gonorrhoea 7, syphilis S and tuberculo sis 8 making a total of 127 com municable diseases reported during the week. Two deaths from whooping cough were reported. Tuberculosis was fatal to two and other diseases brought the death total for the week to' twenty, four. . MASONIC NOTICE The members of Orient Codge No. Zl are requested to meet at Masonic Temple Thursday. April 12. 1320. at l:l p. m. sharp, to attend the funeral I of our beloved brother. Joseph Bro i mlch. deceased. All Master Masons Invited. C. K. JOSS. Master. HVAN DAVIS. Secretary. Adv. ATTENTION KNIGHTS TEMPLAR Sir kn ghts. assemble at tlie"aurliini nt 1 p. m. tomorrow, Thursday, for j the purpose of giving Templar burial' i services to Sir Joseph Rromiclvt the ; residence, 721 Liberty. Visiting Sir knights meet with us. WILLIS COATF.S. Km'nent Commander. geq. w.. McClelland. Ad'-. Recorder. TOO LAT TO CLASSIH wTNTlTiwBoy" foTld7veryVok?nCMbl),e Grocery Co. South Side. V .