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VyEATHER FORECAST for Kansas:
" Generally fair tonight and Tues day preceded by unsettled east portion tonight; frost or temperature near freezing: tonight; rising temperature Tuesday. The Evening Newspaper of Kansas HOME EDITION TOPEKA, KANSAS, MONDAY EVENING,: APRIL 26, 1920 EIGHT PAGES FOUR GENTS NEW MAIN STREETii Opening Up of Jackson Is Fore cast by Deal. Mrs. Warren 31. Crosby to Ex tend Store There. FORECAST FOB KANSAS. Centrally fair tonight and Tundlyi preceded by unsettled eat portion tn night; front or temperature near freez ing tonight: rlslnx temperature Tuesday. BIG ARMY DENIED Allied Premiers Order Germany to Stand by Peace Terms. Coercive Methods Will Be Used, Is Threat Made. BUILDING TJHJOST 3100,000 1 Will Be Three Stories, With a Separate Entrance. , . . .4 2112 o'clock. . 39i 1 o'clock.. 10 o'clock 39'. z o ciock ' All weather stations in Kansas re- ported rain this morning, according to S. D. Flora, state meteorologist. The i precipitation, however, was over mis morning and 6k;es were ciear in western Kansas. Clearing up was ex- r rost ana Jackson street may become one of tho! freezing temperatures may bo ex busy thorofares of Topeka and Topeka ! pected. Flora says. Mrs. Crosby Also Buys Lots ar Catholic School. Blazing the trail of business pro gress, and forecasting the day when pecte1 here by midnight. rensT on ntEEMNG TONIGHT. All Weather Stations In Kansas Ke- 'IS GIVEN THIRTY YEARS TO PAY port Rain Today. TODAY'S TEMPERATURES: 7 o'clock 46 11 o clock. . S o'clock . . 9 o'clock. .38 .39 .89 a cost of between J7D,000 and $100, 000. The new building will have a front sge on Jackson street of 75 feet and i depth of 75 feet up to the point where win cease to be called a one-street city. "as amount to .39 of the announcement was made today by ! an ,ncn- Reports of precipitation Mrs. Warren M. Crosby of the inten- j from other Kansas towns follow: tion of tho dry good firm to extend !ts i Hanover. 1.28: Horton, 1.22; Hutchin building on thru to Jackson street at ; son. 1.20: McPherson 1.48: Macksville, j 1.66; Plainville, 1 inch; Oketo, 1.18; I Wheaton. 1.06; Minneapols. 1.12; iGoodland. .82; Liberal, .78. Precipi- tatlon was heaviest in eastern Kansas. it joins the old building. As the level ! Kainrau was iigm. m w.e v... miiu in iuri un iiuunovii sui,i.n i . , I lie ucilllfliia Will UO Id 1 J t; U in a.O the third floor on the Jackson street ' morning from Colorado east to omo, goon aB tn allfed iM(3ers have agreed sine win oe level witn tne secona rioor i , on a program, tne dispatch said. on the Krinsns avenue side. Display ana. J- The council has postponed settle- windows similar to those on Kansas' The temperature in Topeka was 41 ment of the Adriatic controversy, fol avenue will be Installed. There will degrees at 6 o'clock this morning. It , lowing a request from Anton Trum be .1 large Jackson street entrance and ; had dropped to 39 at 10 o'clock. Flora bitch, the Jugo-Slav representative, elevator accommodations. predicted 35 degrees tonight, rising to ! according to an earlier San Remo dis- To House Enlarged Business, j Deiween ou ana ov uegrets tomorrow paten T . . . . . . 'afternoon, I he lowest temperature 1? Three Billion Marks Gold Per Year Is Decision. Premiers Leave San Remo Accord Once More. in (United Press Bulletin.) Paris, April 26. The council of premiers this afternoon dispatched a note to Berlin demanding immediate execution of the treaty of Versailles, especially those clauses regarding dis armament, indemnities, and coal de liveries, threatening to extend occupa tion of German territory if the de mands were refused, according to an announcement at the French foreign office. GETTING IN PRACTICE F0R THE BIG EVENT Paris, April 26. The council of pre miers has fixed May 25 as the date for the conference with German rep resentatives at Spa, a nws agency dispatch from San Remo today said. The Germans will be called in as building has not been entirely decided: upon, according to Mrs- Crosby. Kap- Hly pro win (? business has resulted in J jtll departments in the present store) being: decidedly hampered by crowded j conditions. Practically every depart- larg-ed. Continued on Page Two.) IS COAllORNER nrni in ine Kinre is iu i -m Pome of the departments w -pnsferrod to the new building. ill be : Government Orders Railroads Tho Pollyanna luncheon service is to le materially enlarged and will be moved to the first floor off the Jack son street entrance. A complete cafe teria service will be installed. Mrs. Crosby stated, and the soda fountain facilities also will be increased. Ice creams and ices served by the Poliy nnna will be made in the building. The luncheon service, however, will occupy only a part of the first floor. The work of removing the old build ings now occupying the ground will lie besrun at once, it was stated. As anon as this is completed, construction will be started. Brick and reinforced concrete will be used in the new struc ture. Tentative plans for the new building have already been made and ctNofations on prieea for materia! have been received. No contract has yet been left for the work. To Mrs. Crosby Is due the credit, as nn exeeptially capable businesswoman, if being tho first retail mercantile flraler to take advantage of building to Dissolve Coal Business. Supreme Court Holds Combine in Restraint of Trade. "Washington. April 26. The govern ment today finally won one of the famous anthracite coal cases when the supreme court decided that the Read ing railroad must give up holdings in various coal companies and in other roads. The coa! combination of the rail roads and mining concerns was held to be a violation ot the anti-trust law. The court declared the whole com bination -must be dissolved. The decision was a complete victory for the government, the court em phatically denouncing the combina tion of the railroads and the coal com panies, and declaring that the great power obtained had been used to re pl .store thru the block and opening ! strain commerce business on Jackson street. The im possibility of securing enlarged accom modations on Karsas avenue has long been apparent to Topeka marcnants. wA I r t. Inra AnXtnimnHfltinn. It is felt that the double entrance."'. '"'""" plan will work out here, as it has in ' di0,vc. combina tion of the Reading Holding company, Trumbitch, the dispatch said. claimed he was unable to negotiate satisfactorily because of interrupted telegraph and telephone service and disorders in Jugo-Slavia. Premier Nitti agreed to the post ponement, the dispatch added. Big Army Denied Huns. A joint French. British, Italian and Belgian statement, to be ratified here this afternoon, rejects Germany's re quest that she be allowed to retain an armv of 200.000 instead of 100.000T j provided by the treaty of Versailles. The statement Eays it is necessary to fix the amount of reparations to be paid by Germany later and that Ger many must carry out the peace treaty, otherwise the allies will be forced to use coercive measures. Pertinax. writing in the Echo de Paris, says the allied financiers plan thirty yearly payments of three bil lion marks gold as a minimum, to be increased, according to the state of Germany's economic restoration. Consider Russian Trade. San Remo. April 26. The council of premiers has decided to take up the matter of trading with Rusta agarn. it was learned semi-officially today, arid will allow entrance of a Russian mis sion into allied countries to discuss the matter. Great Britain, it was said, has con sented to the plan, altho she objects to Maxim Litvinoff, soviet emissary at Copenhagen, on the ground that Lit vinoff was guilty of a "breach of diplo matic etiauet" in his recent conver sations by J. O'Grady .the British rep- XN " PRESIDENTIAL tl ffm, ELECTION Nyp-Jk S-f -sr7 GO TO CONGRESS Outlaw Switchmen Will Make Appeals for Recognition. oays jjis rr tie Flashes Love Lights to Man Double 3Inrder Mystery at Greensburg Is Cleared Up. CONFESSES CRIME MINES ARE BUSY Are Denied Hearing by Presi dent's R. R. lYage Board. NINE CHARTERS CANCELED Brotherhoods Take Drastic Ac tion Against Strikers. Jobs Are Filled and Freight Situation 'ears formal. YANKS IN DANGER Anxiety Expressed for Safety of Americans at UJTazatlan. Flahing of lights from the room oc- Mrs. Mary s. Runneais m uenerai wua joins sonorsiis Missing Farmer and Wife Found Buried in Barn. "Women shoppers usually have some vartlculnr department in mind when 1 ttiev enter the store. Mrs. Crosby says. Where the particular department is lo- j catert is not the material factor. Park-j ing space on Kansas avenue is usually so well taken up that it is Impossible to find room to leave a motor car. There will be more srace available on Jackson street, and easier access to the departments located in the new build-in!.-. Tile offices now located in the sn re." will probably be moved to the first floor. The snaee will be used, extend iits on thru to Jackson street, as one large salesroom. All desired light will be available from windows in the north and south walls. Huys Iots lit .173 front Foot. Purchase of the eighty-five feet on Jackson strfet between the Catholic scnooi ami mi- o.uii ""'"'" includes a large number of persons by Mrs. V.arrea M. Crosby was an-.othtr tnan tnose actually engaged as nounced today. ! stationarv encineers and firemen. At- the Philadelphia & Reading railroad, the Philadelphia & Reading Coal & Iron company, the Central Railroad of Xew Jersey and the Lehigh & Wilkes barre Coal company. The decision of the court was 4 to 3. I. C. TAKES UP RAIL CASE Judges Hearing; Testimony In Station ary Engineers' "Wage Demands. Judges Huggins and Wark today took up the wage troubles of the Brotherhood of Stationary Engineers and Firemen. Protests were filed by the railroads when the brotherhood sought to include in its demands em ployes other than those listed. It is the assertion of the brother hood officers that their membership The merger of the Reading, the Central Railroad of New Jersey and the Lehigh & Wilkesbarre Coal com pany was declared a plain attempt to eliminate competition and to virtually . resentauve. Xtttl Must Decide. Premier Is'itti today was to give his decision on the proposed Adriatic set tlement. After Nitti submitted his plan yesterday. including making Fiume a buffer state, based on the proposals of President Wilson in his note of December 9. France and Great Britain pointed out they had not rati fied this plan and declared Nitti must choose between Wilson's original com promise and the pact of London which would give Fiume to Jugo-Slavia. While the council decided to award the mandates over Mesopotamia to Great Britain and Syria to France, it was learned semi-officially that in nrineinal final decisions on these ni,itirtni have been postponed be cause of the necessity in defining Italy's spheres of influence in south ern Anatolia. ' Following out his peace policy. Pre mier Nitti has asked only economic leaving sovereignty to The San Remo conference of the council of premiers, which started a week ago with threatened serious dis sension over the question of a unified allied attitude toward Germany, will end probably tomorrow night with ap parently complete accord. In Complete Accord. While not all the questions have Kn settled, the outstanding differ ences have been eradicated and the Fonr-Fifths Kansas Miners Are s , Back on Jobs. Approximately 10,000 of 12,000 Are at "Work Today. Hutchinson. Kan., April 26. James H. WTiite made a full confession this morning to the slaying of Weyman Crews, Greensburg farmer, and his wife at the Crews farm on Sunday, April IS, according to announcement at noon today from the sheriff's office. White calmly related -the- details" of tne double crime to County Attorney J. I. Beck and Sheriff Charles Stephenson in the county jail here this morning. He had previously acknowl edged the killing while in the Pratt county jail, and it was this that led the authorities to bring him still further from the scene of the crime. where feeling runs high. White gave turn as result of a temporary agree- fA&soclated Ircss Bulletin.) Pittsburg, Kan., April 26. Incom plete "returns from over th Kansas coal fields this morning indicated that four-fifths of the deep mines which have been idle for two weeks were wosfctng tfiday". Approximately 10,000 miners-are at work. , " i Kansas City, Mo., April 26. Kansas coal miners were expected to return to work today, according to W. L. A. Johnson, commissioner general for the Southwestern Coal Operators associa tion. The men are expected to Te as his reason that he desired posses sion of the farm and could not get it otherwise. The authorities here have kept White's presence secret. They de nied Saturday that the prisoner wa here. The missing couple were found Fri day by searchers buried in shallow graves in tw o stalls of the barn on the Crews farm. White was arrested im mediately afterward along with his wife-and a son of the latter. They were both absolved in White's confes sion and were released today from the Pratt county jail. fr 1 : The simco includes throe 25-foot ,,, t' ,,, q 4i'j lots and 10 feet additional. The prop- court they had not heen advlsed as to Tty was purchased for about Jlo.000. .,ne scope of brotherhood membership. t- nearly 1 . a per front foot for the Th), coim thpn contlnue.d the case un !'3 feet. The deal was made thru C. t tms afternoon in 0.der that a fuU p. Bolmar. a local real estate agent, j gtRtement Tegardin g employes affected The property was purchased from j miKnt be filed Frank Graham, who lh'es in Wyan- ) officers of the railroad brotherhood ciotte county. I fileH a nnl ira t inn with tho court aev- For Filllnsr and Iark Ing Station. ' .rni wepka men actkine- for a ppTipral i n-n,,ni ni-ennrerf for important work Concurrent with the announcement ! wage increase. The railroads raised when the premiers resume their work of the purchase v.as the statement that a jurisdictional question in their an- Mn Paris next montn. the property had been leafed to I). J. swers. J oliar. who will ocate a filling station i .lurisoiction for oil and gasoline and establish a ! permit a review of the wage scale. l arking space for motor cars on the ! The court will hear testimony and ar guments irom Drotnernooa representa tives and railroad attorneys. It is probable the question of jurisdiction may be raised in an appeal to the su preme court following an order by the GRAIN JUMPS ELEVEN CENTS Unfavorable Weather and Heavy Ex port Strengthen Market. Chicago, April 20. Grain futures jumped as high as 11 cents on the Chi cago board of trade today. The ga'n was due to reports of unfavorable weather and heavy foreign buying. Rye opened strong, first prices be ing quoted at several cents above Sat urday's close. A gain of from 3 Vi cents to 114 was recorded in the first ten minutes trading on May and July rye. May rye went to 213. Corn was up from 2 to 5 centa. May corn opened up 2 at $1.70 and gained another 2 cents in later trading. July corn at $1.62. gained 2 September corn gained 1. at 156. May oats gained 1 at 97. July oats juyiped 2 Vi at 89 Vi. Provisions were higher. PLAV AERIAL WT IX TOPEKA. Judges of the court held their The council has decided to tender ,F c Anderson Would Invite Aviators ion was sufficiently broad to the mandate over Armenia to the s,im,rt. rv-,n,r. properly. SphHr has had thirteen years ex- Tit-nce in. the oil business. He spent four years with the Uncle Sam Oil rnmnnni fit Viihitr seven vpars as manager for the same company in lo- court. peka; and two years with the Capital , Oil company. I TRYING TO REIH CT3 H. C. OF L. A parking space Mmitar to the Or-' rheum Parking station in Kansas City j -States thajnher of Commerce will be operted In connection with i Plana Industrial Program, the filling station. The space will be j Atlantic Citv. N. J., April 26. A inclosed on all sides. Sphar will as- program to reduce the cost of living fume respunsibility for all motor cars j thru increased production was ex stored in the parking space, except pected to be mapped out during the in rase of fire. A check system will four-dav annual meeting of the United be operated to safeguard the cars. The J states Chamber of Commerce, which place will be open day and night with opened here todav. About 5.000 busl rcponsil)e men in charge tit all times, j nes! m,.n from ail parts of the coun- Sphar expects to start work on the j trv were expected to attend, place within a wek. A certain amount: An entire dav will be devoted to of excavating will have to be done, discussion of great output of agricul A brick office building will be con-jtural products. structcd first. The oil apparatus to . he Installed will cost close to $3,000.1 Kphnr will handle tires and a com-1 nlete line of automobile accessories, he j said. IRISH ATTACK POLICE BARRACKS, HAVE NEW ALIBI NOW Three Hundred Rebel Are Repulsed ny Five Constables o Casualties, j Clonroche. County Evford. Leinster. ! Chicago. Apri Ireland. April 26. Three Chicago Messenger Boys Fse Autos When ltc Say "Dc Bus tiof 811." United States. In event mat na.uu.i refuses it. the council will ask Wilson to determine the boundaries of the new nation, by deciding whether the F.ierum district shall go to Armenia or remain Turkish. The mandate over Palestine went to Great Britain, who with France will settle the borders of Syria and Pales tine, especially as to whether the up per Jourdan river shall be included in Syria's orders. Palestine To Be Jewish. Assurances have been given Zionist representatives by British delegates here that the military administration of Palestine which has been unsatis factory to Jews will be changed to a sympathetic civil rule. Zionists are represented In San Remo by Benjamin Cohen, of Chicago 111., who came from Palestine with Dr. Chayin Weisemann. president of the world Zionist com mission there. The council of premiers at the re quest of Premier Nitti of Italy, and Foreign Minister Trumbitch of Jugo slavia, will allow the Adriatic question to remain in negotiation between the Italian and Jugo-Slav governments, it was learned today. Ruhr District Evacuated. Dr. Goeppert. head from Surrounding Country. Plans for an aerial day to be held late in June are being made by F. C. Anderson, of the Curtiss Kansas Air Craft company. Distributors and avia tors from Kansas and neighboring states will be invited to bring their ships to Topeka for a day of stunts and exhibition. Three of the Curtiss Orioles, three- passenger sport models with 150 horse power motors, listed to sell at $10,000 each, are being shipped to Topeka. Anderson said there were also three carloads of the Canadian Curtiss type on their way here. Prices of the Ca nadian machines will ' range from $2,800 to $5,000. ACCEPTS GOMPERS CHALLENGE. 26. Messenger boys hundred nave a new alibi for slow deliveries men attacked the police barracks here j "de bus got stalled." rm-ty today and rifle and revolver fir- Seven messenger boys here use ing was Incessant for two hours. All automobiles in delivering telegrams the windows of the barracks were . and they own the cars themselves. Ken. I They are paid S5 cents an hour, and The five policemen who occuoled i time and a half for overtime. James the building successfully repulsed the Dempsfy, one of the automobile mes- fMirters without casualties. The latter ! senger boys, savs the seven boys had a large supply of bombs, but did 1 bouaht their automobiles with money not use them. (saved from their wages. Paris. Aoril 26 - ! of the Germam delegation in Paris to dav handed tne ioretgn oiiice a note addressed to Premier Millerand. stat- Inc that the additional troops which Governor Allen Will Debate Indus trial Court With Labor Chief. New York. April 28. Governor Al len of Kansas said today he is willing to meet Samuel Gompers, president of the American Federation of Labor. In debate on the merits of the new court of industrial relations In Kansas. According to reports received here ment to b made effective until a thoro investigation can be made, it was stated. Attempt is being made by miners and operators' representatives of Kan sas and Missouri in session here, to apply the federal bituminous coal com mission s award to the new contract to be negotiated. The contract will be entered into for a period of two years by miners and operators of Kansas. Missouri. Oklahoma and Ar kansas. I Because of differing conditions in the coal fields of Arkansas and Okla homa, a sub-committee is at work on agreements affecting those two states at a session being held at Muskogee. The conference here was expected to last all this week, all committees re porting at a general conference on April 30. Alexander Howat, president of the Kansas miners, is attending the meeting. "PAY CLAIM OR GET OUT" State Issues Ultimatum to Insurance Company In Hill Case. Notice was today sent to the Na tional Casualty company of Detroit that it must pay the death claim of SI. 000 to the estate of E. D. Hill of Topeka, change its policy contracts or leave the state. Hill was killed by a street car in Topeka several weeks ago. At the time of the accident Hill carried a policy with the Business Ac cident association for $3,000 in addi tion to the policy with the National Casualty , company for $1,000. The Business Accident company Is said to have made prompt settlement under its policy. The Detroit company sought to pro-rate Its responsibility by offering the estate $250, according to reports sent to the state house. Frank L. Travis, state superintendent or in surance, has notified the company to pay in fully, change its contracts or leave the state. HELD ON CHARGE OF ASSAFLT. Sixteen Year Old Boy Companion of Lynched Negro Waive Hearing. Pittsburg. April 26. Benjamin (Franklin Caldwell Workman, the 16- year-old boy who was with. Albert Evans, the negro tramp lynched at Mulberry last Monday when the as sault was made on Sylvia Brown. 15 vears old. a few ' hours before, was brought to Pittsburg secretly Saturday night and arraigned for assault with intent to ravish and ktU. He waived preliminary hearing and was bound over for trial in district court. His bond was fixed at $50,000 and he was immediately taken to a jail in another county. COSTS R. R. 98OO.0OO. Washington, April 26. The railroad labor board today denied the petition of the Kansas City Yardmen's associa- tion, an organization of outlaw strik ers, for a hearing on their wage de mands. The outlaw strikers, according to R. J. Mitchell of Chicago, today will pre sent a petition to congress for a reso lution to direct the president to order the labor board to give them a hear ing. Timothy Shea, head of the Locomo tive Firemen, today continued his ar guments in support of the firemen's wage demands. Nine Locals Lose Charters. New York. April 26. Charters for nine local unions of the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen, approximately two thousand men. were revoked be cause members joined in the "outlaw" strike, Edward A. McHugh, strike leader, said today. In a last effort to Induce the railroad labor board to take a hand in the strike, a delegation of five strikers was en route to Washington today. They will appeal to the board to provide for the restoration of their Jobs without loss of seniority rights. Railroad officials reported service showing a steady improvement in the New York district. Chicago Situation Clears. Chicago, April 26. Chicago rail roads again today reported increases in the number of men returning to work and traffic conditions, after striking switchmen for a third time refused yesterday to vote to return to work. I Fill Vacant Jobs. St. Louis. April 26. Railroads here today began employing men to fill places of the 8.000 striking yardmen in an effort to break the unauthorized walkout. All the men are members of the Brotherhood of Railroad Train men, it was said, and some are from other cities. The terminal announced It had .em ployed 75 new yardmen, bringing the total at work to 300, a fourth of- the required number. New York, April 26. Fear of a blacklist which would bar them per manently from employment appeared to be one of the driving forces todaj behind the steady break of the rail road workers' strike reported by rail road officials. Officials of the lines continued to day their optimistic statements of last week that traffic was fast returning to normal and that the effects of the strike would soon wholly disappear. Traffic 00 Per Cent Normal. Chicago, April 26. Developments in the strike of insurgent railroad work ers in the Chicago district today were confined to issuance of statements Dy the railroad managers and strikers. The managers asserted 1.S92 men were at work yesterday and that freight traffic w-n 90 npr cent of normal. The strikers asserted the number of men the railroads said were at work was less than one-fifth of the normal number, that the industrial situation ranidlv was growing worse, with number of plants facing shutdowns because of lack of coal, and that be raiiK. the rfl Hroads could not con tinue using high priced men as sub stitute switchmen. a compromise would be forced sooner or later. Elsewhere in the central and far west a gradual return to normal freight movement was reported. Fifty-One Charters Revolted. Cleveland, April 26. Charters of fiftv-one lodges of brotherhood of railroad trainmen have been revoked for participating in the unauthorized strike of switchmen, W. G. Lee, presi-: dent of the organization announced to day. The fifty-one lodges had a mem bership of nearly 18.000, of whom about one-half have been "loyal." Then- memberships .will be protected by transfer to othe.- lodges, Mr. Lee sadi. cuoied bv the old Midland hotel. Fourth ana Quinoy streets, to a room in the same building occupied by Fred Wagner, a barber, were love signals between the two. according to allegations made in Judge George H. Whltcomb's division of the district court today by James M. Runneais. a printer. Runreals in an answer and cross pe tition named. Wagner as an "extra lover" of his wife. He stated the two had signals by which they notified each other of certain facts by flash ing the electric lights on and off in their rooms. Runneais also named H. DelV as an other of his wife's alleged lovers. He accused her of cursing in the presence of their two children and also charged her with beating the children unmerci fully. Mrs. Runneais In her petition for a divorce charged Runneais with cruelty, with cursing her and the children and with treating the children cruelly. The testimony was heard today. Run neais failed to contest the case and the divorce decree was granted to his wife. She was awarded custody of the two children and the court issued an or der directing Runneais to pay her $10 a week for their support. BABY IN RIVER! Body Fonnd on Sand Bar in Kan 'ear Oakland. Advancing on Town. FEDERAL TROOPS RETREATING ETery Effort .Made to Delay March of Invaders. Carranza Troops Only 46 Miles From the City. Discoyered by Hunter 'o Means of Identification. The body of a newly born baby boy was found on a sandbar in the Kaw river one-half mile north of Oakland this afternoon, according to police. The body was found by J. Foster, of Oakland, while he was hunting along the river about 2 o'clock this afternoon. Foster went to the Lon gren Aircraft company's plant at Cen ter and Wlnfield avenues and called the police. According to officers who hurried to the scene, there were no clothes or any clews by which the child's body might be identified. It apparently had been in the water about two days. It had washed up on a sandbar along the river when Foster discovered It. The child was apparently only about one day old, according to police. -Dr. O. F. Marcotte, county "coroner, was called. HIS BANDIT CAREER ENDED Washington. April 26. Appearance of Francisco Villa, rebel leader In the Mexican revolutionary activities of followers of General Obregon. was" forecast here today by representatives of the revolutionary movement in Washington. Assurances have already been re ceived, according to General Alvarado, representing the revolting faction here, that Villa has joined the revolt. Advices to Alvarado here said fight ing between revolting federal troops and supporters of Carranza has broken out in the Ajusco mountains near Mix. jico City and that several detachments from General Robclo's brigade of fed erals in tne neighboring state of More los have passed over to the rebels and attacked a Carranzga force under Gen eral Ellzondo near Cuernavaca. The Sonora government has named commercial agents at San Francisco and the border ports of Nogales. Doug las and Naco to act In a consular ca pacity and to facilitate import and ex port shipments, according to Alvarado. A commercial agent at New Tork will be designated this week. It was said. Americans at Mntxalan. There are known to be about forrt five Americans, men, women and chil dren In Mazatlan. and in environs The presence there of United States war vessels was particularly neceasarv because of the probability that the water supply of the city will be cut orr by the rebels. The American , could then take refuge on the warships. Mexican federal forces have retreat ed to a point forty-six miles north of Mazatlan before the rebel troops of General Flores, dispatches to the gov ernment said today. A struggle be tween the federals and revolutionists for control of Mazatlan, the principal port of entry of Slnaloa and regarded as chief industrial and commercial city on the west coast of Mexico, is im minent, according to these reports. The federal troops have burned rail road bridges behind them in wtthi" drawing toward Mazatlan. and fortifi cations are being erected outside the city in preparation for a clash. Federals Suffer Defeat. Harry James, of Chicago, Shot Twenty Times $100,000 Loot Found. Chicago, April 26. Harry J. James's $100,000 bandit career was at an end today. James died early today after being shot, twenty times by police. He previously engaged six policemen in a revolver duel in a district police sta tion. Escaping from the statiotf- he injured two officers in a running battle before his ammunition gave out and he was fatally shot. Investigation by the police today disclosed more than $100,000 worth of loot James had taken. A private warehous t with a secret basement chamber was filled with stolen goods, police say. Names and addresses of seven hundred wealthy Chlcagoans. prospective victims, were found In 1 James's possession. Police also found! Two Topeka Women Meet Tragic- End Official Information here is that' supporters of General Obregon. candi date for the Mexican presidency, were being arrested in Mexico City and also thruout the republic. Defeat of the federals of Gen. Porfirio Gonzales, who recently rebelled at Linares, Nuevn Leon, was reported. A detachment of federals has been sent to Michloacan to quell Obregon uprisings. Railroad connection between Mexico City and Guadalajara, capital of the state of Jalisco, is interrupted by de struction of railroad bridges. Burn ing of the international foot bridge be tween Laredo. Tex., and Nuevo La--redo, Mexico, was reported today. TRAIHIlS FOUR NEGROES SHE'LL TELL ON J ACK. clothing bearing the mark "Senator Lorimer. James started the battle in the dis trict station while being searched for weapons. While battling six police men he kicked the glass from the front door and plunged th-u it to the street. PARSONS SUN BURNED OUT. Short Circuit Caused Fire Loss Esti mated at 25,000. Parsons, Kan.. April 26. Fire starting from a short clrcuitin the electrical wiring last night badly dam- at Eudora Crossing. Four negroes, two of them T pekane, were killed near Eudora, Kan., at 3:50 o'clock Saturday after noon when the Buick car in which they were riding was struck by Santa Fe passenger train No. 10 at a cross ing. The two women killed were Mis Flossie Walker. 21, of ll"! North Ty ler street, . and Mrs. Edith Menden all. 22, of Denver. Colo. Mrs. Men denall was formerly Mtss Edith Cant rell, of Topeka. The men were john S. Patrick and Joe Ransom, both of aged the plant here of the Parsons 2318 Flora avenue. Kansas City. The Daily Sun. the newspaper owned by Clyde M. Reed. Damage was estimated at $25,000. The Sun will be published temporarily from a newspaper office at Oswego, Kan., near here. It was announced. Judge Clyde M. Reed of the court of industrial relations is president of the Sun Publishing company, which Mrs. Dempsey Held To Be Available aa , owned the Parsons paper. He owned Witness In Draft Case. San Francisco. Aoril 26. Mrs. Max ine Dempsey probably will tesitfy against Jack Dempsey, heavyweight boxing champion, when the pugilist faces trial on charges of draft evasion, it was announced here today. Special Agent E. M. Blanford, of the Hf-tmeTit of tustlce. who made the nnamsnt aa A the ilpojirtmint I had proof that the Dempsey marriage was illegal, thereby obviating difficulty with the rule that a wife may not testify against a husband. Blanford said the department had proof the Dempseys were married within too short a time from Mrs. Dempsey's pre vious divorce. Draft evasion charges were filed against the champion at the instance business manager, of Maxine Dempsey, who was divorced from him shortly Detore nts rise to fame. 6s shares of the company stock, while Mrs. C. M. Reed, his wife, owned one share. Ten shares each were held by W. H. Martin. A. D. Murlin and Lester Combs, all of Parsons. Combs, for merly publisher of the Anthony Ke- bodies were brought to Topeka Run- day night. Tne negroes had been visiting here, it was said. HUSBAND KILLS HOME BRF.AKF.R. Then He Calls Ambulance and Tele, phones to Wife's Relatives. Normsn. Okla.. April 26. Charged with killing Harry Slade. Harry Briggs. laundry rmploye, is being held by the police today. ' According to reports Briggs re turned from Texas late yesterday 1 find rlade and Mrs. Brlges together in his home on an tipper floor of the laundry building. Briggs is said to have started shooting when he came i V, - f r-t hullt .trlWir.f publican, is secretary-treasurer of the j slad(. )n th; n(.ck Mrs. Briggs t company. The Sun is an afternoon ; tempted to seize the revolver and was paper with Associated Press news 'wounded In the hand. Briggs then service. The paper waa established in ' ,ow7tolr" ".V Xt"' in Vhe .... j . . ,, . , minutes later and shot blade in the 1872. Reed has been publishing thcjba(.k Th, )atter wound proved fatal Sun for a number of years. Since he .before medical aid arrived. After the shooting. Briggs ts sam to came to Topeka in 1919 as private sec retary to Governor Allen, A. D. Mur lin has been news editor of the paper, while Lester Combs has served as Gompers has declared his readiness to! Supremo Court Holds Lehigh Valley -t Allin mnA ban ttiisrpested this citv 1 nnnnalMs for F4lMb TWtn" Pii-fc meet Allen and has suggested this city as the meeting place, some time next month. British Fear Yank Control. London. April 26. The Daily Mail had entered the Ruhr district had alii today said it understood tie gov-ern-evacuated that district on April 21. 1 ment was negotiating w.th the Shell 1 j Transport and Trading company to No Mississippi Improvements. ' I work out some form of government Washington. April 26. The senate . control for the company's oil Interests, todav rejected an amendment to add J The government feared, the newspaper $7,000,000 to the river ar,d harbors said, control of the company might bill. The sum was intended for Mis-(pass into the hands of American com sissippi river improvements. panies. Responsible for "Black Tom" Fires. Washington. April 26. The Lehigh Valley railroad waa held responsible for damages of nearly $500,000 as the result of the "Black Tom" explosion near Jersey City in 1916. by the ac tion of the supreme court today in declining- to review thirteen appealed cases. The explosion started In shipments of munitions to the allies, after which fires spread rapidly and destroyed the property of those seeking damage from the railroads tn whose terminal the munitions were stored. WILL HELP WOUNDED SOLDIERS. Salina Girls Will Send Carpet Rags and Yarn to Sheridan. j Sallna. April 26. The Dorian club, composed of young business women of Salina. with a membership of more than 100. will give its attention to sick and wounded soldiers at Camp Sheri can and p ssibly some other camps. Rags will be prepared Into carpet rags that the boys may weave them into carpets and rugs, using the money secured from their labors for pin mon ey. Besides tha carpet rags the young women will send the boys much yarn which was left on the hands of the lo cal Red Cross unit when the war ended. ! No tify the Po lice i Find Lad Sound Asleep in Theater The "sand man" won over the love of a little Topeka boy for the roman tic story of the Thirty-fifth division thrown on the screen at tbe Orpheum theater Sunday night. According to a story told this morn ing by Officer Snyder parents of a To peka lad became frightened late Sun day night when their son failed to re turn from the Thirty-fifth division pic ture at the Orpheum theater. The po lice were notified. Search ended when officers went into the theater and found the lad sound asleep. have exiled an ambulance, informed his wife's relatives of the tragedy and ', notified the pollov New York Chinese Amputate Qnene. New York. April 26. Absence of queues and oriental customs and tha presence of a woman delegate were some evidence of Americanization at the convention of the Chinese Mer chants association which opened a three weeks' session In Chinatown today. Dry Decision Postponed Again. Washington. April 26. Supreme court again today failed to hand down its decision on the validity of consti tutional prohibition. The court an nounced a recess from next Monday, May 1. until May 17. Kansas Miner Is Killed. Pittsburg, Kan.. April 2. Jo Hromek. a miner, was killed by a fall of rock In a mine of the Girsrd Fuel company near Arm this morning.