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The Evening Newspaper of Kansas yEATHER FOREX AST for Kansas: Probably rain tonight and Friday; colder. HOME EDITION TOPEKA, KANSAS, THURSDAY EVENING, APRIL 29, 1920 TEN PAGES FOUR CENTS LAUNCH BOOM FOR HODGES AS VICE PRESIDENT Former Governor Entered To day as Bonrbon Candidate. Represents Dry Wing of the Democratic Party. SEEN AS STRONG POSSIBILITY lVould Hare Support of McAdoo Crowd, Belief. With Allen Boom, It Puts Kan sas in Spotlight. George H. Hodges of Olathe, former governor of Kansas, -was today en tered as a Democrat vice presidential candidate. Plans to launch a cam paign for the nomination of Hodges were, worked out last week at the state convention in Wichita. An nouncement was withheld until today pending discussions with national leaders. George H. Ilodgcs. Following receipt of telegrams from "Washington, Henderson S. Martin of Lawrence today announced plans to put Hodges in the race at San Fran cisco in June. Hodges represents the dry winff of the Democrat party and - . .U. a i r 1 e d a h a. Jrung. .luiW UiUty -Tax the nomination particularly if the convention should name McAdoo for president or select some other candi date classed as leaning to the wets. The former Kansas governor is a member of the Big Four to the 'Frisco convention. This position gives him the needed opportunities before the national gather ins. Kansas in Spotlight. Hodg-es's boom for vice president to day directs interest of both national political parties toward Kansas. Since est winter fiovernor Allen has been generally rated as a dark horse possi- Miity for the Republican presidential 1 nomination. He is also classified as the most logical man for second place on the ticket to be named in Chicago In June. Nation-wide interest in the new Kansas industrial court act has brought fiovernor Allen into promi nence that will give him a strong fol lowing in Chicago in event of a con vention deadlock. The boom started for Hodges, tho, !s expected to develop into a straight f rom-the-shoulder fight for the former governor's nomination for vice presi dent. Tendency of both parties to recognize the mid-west, coupled with the fact that Hodges was an original "Wilson man in 1912. gives his friends an opporunity to bid for strong ad ministration support and votes of big eastern delegations. Strong With McAdoo Crowd. There is little doubt that the Kansas delegation to 'P'risco is prac tically solid for McAdoo,. In event of McAdoo'fl nomination for the presi dency. Kansas Democrats believe Hodges would be securely fixed in the good graces of the McAdoo organiza tion as a logical nominee for vice president. Hodges' boom was prepared during the state convention in Wichita last week, but was kept on ice until Kan nas leaders could discus conditions with party heads in Washington. The message of the Kansas plan was taken to Washington by Jouett Shouse of Kinsley, assistant secretary of the treasury and former congressman from -V the Seventh district. Shouse Is a strong Hodges booster and is himself V- member of the Big Four. Announce- v'Uent of the plan to boost Hodges for 1 lie nomination came thru Henderson S. Martin, who was permanent chair man of the state convention and was chairman of the state committee when Hodges was elected to the governor ship eight years ago. W hen the state convention was held 1:ist week, Hodges went to Wichita to fight the Billard resolution for light wines and beer. The resolution was smothered in the committee room. Prohibition-Suffrage Champion. In Kansas politics Hodges has for t number of years been regarded as the champion of prohibition and suffrage in the Democrat party. He intro duced the resolution for universal suf frage which passed the legislature in 1911 and was adopted by the voters in 1912. It was Hodges's speech for national prohibition during the Anti-Saloon League convention in Columbus, Ohio, in 1913. which caused the 1914 split in the Democrat party in this state. In that campaign J. B. Billard. former mayor of Topeka, entered the gover norship fight as an independent can didate. He ran on a resubmission platform. Hodges, who in 1912 had been elected by 27 votes, was badly beaten by Arthur Capper, Republican, four years later. Recently Hodges was urged for the democrat nomination for United States senator. In view of. the boom Ahich was given to the public todav. j0 the flsrht may be centered on the vice presidency at the national convention and a new candidate selected for the senatorial nomination. WANTS SUGAR LAWjTO JOIN PARADES Attorney General Palmer Plans Jiew Profiteer Drive. Claims Lever Law Has Been Enforced Vigorously. SAYS POLITICS CAUSED CHARGE Law Gave Him Right to Decide Louisiana Prices. Department of Justice Starts Probe of K. C. Situation. Washington, April 29. Attorney General Palmer is to outline a plan for curbing cugar profiteers. Additional legislation probably will be asked by Palmar, as the result of his recent conference with sugar re finers and wholesalers. The object of the legislation will be to take sugar out of the hands of speculators. Polities Blamed hy Palmer. "Hundreds and hundreds" of profit eers have been prosecuted by the de partment of justice since congress amended the Lever act last fall, At torney General Palmer told the house judiciary committee during its in vestigation of the sugar situation to day. Palmer declared the law against profiteering has been vigorously enforced. The specific matter under investi gation by the committee is the alleged action of Palmer in' allowing the Louisiana suear srrowers to chared 17 and 1 8 cents a pound for their crops, i Palmer charged the investigation was mainly for partisan purposes. "For any one to say that my action in allowing Louisiana sugar growers to charge certain prices for their crops was unlawful, shows a lamentable. sorry ignorance of the law." Palmer said. "The law gives the attorney gen eral discretionary powers to decide who shall be prosecuted and that is all he did in Louisiana." Starts Probe in Kansas City. Kansas City, Mo., April 29. United States District Attorney Francis M. Wilson, acting under authority from Attorney General Palmer, today began preparations for investigation of sugar speculation and sugar prices here. The investigation is aimed solely at firms which the government believes have been re-selling sugar to their competitors and taking advantage of the market. Department of justice agents will in vestigate the books of wholesale brokers-to-learn the extent of alleged spec ulations among wholesalers and brok ers, it was announced. The retail price of sugar advanced one cent today over yesterday's prices from 31 cents to 32 cents. WANT STEEL CASE REOPENED Justice Department Not Satisfied With Decision, for the Trust. Washington. April 29. The govern ment has asked the supreme court for a rehearing of the anti-trust case against the United States Steel cor poration, recently decided adversely to the government. The request for the reopening of the case was made by Solicitor Gen eral King, representing the justice department, shortly after the court convened at noon. The action will reopen the long fight the federal government has made to dissolve the steel corporation and have it declared a combination in re strain of trade. The court obsolved the corporation from the charges of illegal combination made by the gov ernment by a 4 to 3 vote. NEGRO "BANDITELLE" IN AGAIN. B. F. Dost or Roblicd of $23 by Man and Woman. The negro "highwaywoman" was at work in Topeka again Wednesday night. B. F. Doster. 216 East Seventh street, reported to the police that he was held up and robbed of $23 last night by a negro and a negress. The "woman," he says, wore a long ram coat. The holdup occurred on East Seventh street. 7e FORECAST FOB KANSAS. Probably rain tonight and Friday; colder. CLOUIS, RAIN AND COLDER. Miserable Weather Due In Kansas Tonight and Tomorrow. TODAY'S TEMPERATURES. 7 o'clock 50U1 o'clock 65 8 o'clock 6412 o'clock 67 9 o'clock 58j 1 o'clock 70 10 o'clock 62i 2 o'clock 72 More rain headed for Kansas also colder yet. still or again. Clouds over the entire state, intermittent rains and falling temperatures, however, figured in the forecast for the next twenty-four hours made this morning by S. D. Flora, state meteorologist. "Tomorrow will be wet and chilly." Flora declared. Snow and freezing temperatures prevail in Wyoming and Montana. An area of low pressure is moving east ward from Colorado. Showers have already occurred in western Kansas. Goodland. Dresden and Hays City re ported rain this morning. The two forces will act to produce chilly weather in Kansas and more precipitation. Flora says. The precip itation will probably be In the form of intermittent, scattered showers. Flora predicts a temperature of 40 degrees tonight. Clouds expected should prevent frost. The tempera ture is not expected to rise above 50 degrees tomorrow afternoon. For the last ten days rain has oc curred in Kansas, and from Kansas east to Massachusetts, and extending thru several states into the northwest from Kansas. Precipitation has oc curred daily in some part of the dis trict. Extremes for this date were 95 in (Continued -n Pasa Two.1 Railroad Brotherhoods To Sup port Allen May Day, Plan. Kansas Union Leader Says Men Support Americanization. WONT FOLLOW TOPEKA ACTION Local Action of Carmen Not To Be Recognized in State. Glenn Willetts of Wellington Represents ConserTatiyes. Railroad brotherhoods will make no effort to block the holding of Americanization parades Saturday, ac cording to Glenn Willetts, of Welling ton, a member of the railroad brother hood legislative committee. Where possible. Willetts believes, the brother hoods will join in patriotic demonstra tions. Willetts refused to comment on ac tion by labor interests in Topeka pro testing against the patriotic parades and seeking to fine union workers who participated. He stated that so far as he knew, the Topeka action had not been followed by labor union interests in other cities. Won't Follow Topeka. "I know of no reason why organ ized labor should oppose the Ameri canization parades." Willetts stated to friends in the state house. "Where it is possible I am quite sure that the brotherhood members will not only encourage the parades, but will join in making them a success. While I have noted the action in Topeka, I know of no similar course in other cities." Willetts Is rated as one of the strong men in organized labor circles in the state. He is regarded as one of the most effective workers sent before the legislature by labor union interests in a number of years. His expression in Topeka today is generally regarded as a reflection of the attitude of con servative labor union interests in the state. Governor Allen recently issued a proclamation urging the holding of patriotic parades May 1. A similar course has been taken by governors in a number of other states. Local Carmen Protest. Local No. 751 of the Brotherhood of Railway Carmen, Topeka, passed reso lutions this week protesting against Governor Allen's plan for Americaniza tion Day parades. The union also voted to assess a fine of $50 against any of its members participating in the parades. Union members also declared Governor Allen had "shown his hand as being the enemy of free speech, free assemblage and free institutions, all of which are essential to American teach ings and a free country." The union, thru its executive of ficers, claimed to represent more than 1,000 railroad brotherhood members. CONFESSION MAY SAVETHREE Four Sentenced to Electric Cliair One Says He Alone Responsible. Osslning. N. T., April 29. Three men may be saved from the electric chair as a result of an eleventh hour confession by Joseph -Milan in the death house of Sing Sing prison here today. Milan told prison authorities he alone was responsible for the murder of Otto Fialo. subway station agent In the Bronx who was shot and killed while resisting robbery. James Cassidy, Joseph TJsefof and Charles McLaughl.i were sentenced with Milan to be electrocuted for the crime. The men were to have died to night. "ROVING MARINES" TONIGHT. Interesting- Program Announced for Entertainment at Auditorium. j.ne -noving Marines snow Willi 'start nt S ( w i r.i-V tnniirtit tn th. auditorium. No admission will be I charged. J The following oroeram has been an. I nounced for tonight: Band concert; two-reel motion pic- t Knloctinnc' nnntr rovt.iv Ditilrni, t Mayor Herbert J. Corwine; address. Earl R. Cummings. commander of Capital Post No. 1, American Legion; Sergt. B. J. Clark, song; Corps. Lewis Saidenberg and J. J. McGreath, sing ing and talking act; Corps. W. Green and "Dinty" Moore, barrack-room 1 comedians. . The "Roving Marines'" band ! marched up Kansas avenue today noon, stopping along the way for con certs. Harold Healy, one of the "Roving Marines," and Commissioner Robert McGiffert, of Topeka, were "buddies" i in France. For two months they were ! in training together for observation work in connection with the intelli gence department, to which they were both attached. Street C"r Strike in Cleveland? Cleveland, April 29. Cleveland 'will ' have another street car workers' strike soon, officials of the union pre j dieted today, unless the street railway .company recedes from its demands for i the arbitration of the closed shop and ' conductorette questions. Used Cars Go Up Demand Is Large F""tories Cannot Supply New Ones So Ncw-RJcli Turn to Second Hand Variety. Chicago, April 29. Second hand automobiles are In greater demand than ever, according to Chicago auto mobile dealers, who opened their an nual show of used cars here today. Two reasons were given by the auto men for the "desire for used cars: The reign of prosperity that, swept the country during the war, making it possible for more people to pur chase autos. and. The inability of automobile manu facturers to meet the demands for new machines for" immediate delivery. Heads of various Chicago auto dis tributing firms said that the requests for cars exceeded the number available. JAIL CELLS HELP SOLVE HOUSING PROBLEM '"V ' ' - . r 1A Home hunter residing temporarily in Chelmsford, England. Jail cell. To help solve the acute bousing problem, the Chelmsford, England, town council has opened spare cells in the local jail to homeseekers unable to find houses. The cells are left unaltered, though, so that they'll be avail able for lawbreakers- . - WILL HELP LIEUTS Revision of Bonus Plan Won't Exclude All Officers. Fonr-Fold Plan Only Feature Committee Agrees On. "Washington, April , 29. The house ways and means committee met to day in an effort to reach a compr mise agreement on the various soldier bonus programs that have been sub mitted. Virtually, the only portion of .the measure that will not be under fire is that providing for the four-fold plan of aid, which gives the soldier his option of a. cash bonus, farm home building, vacationing: or oaid ud insurance. The cash bonus will amount to either $1 or $1.25 a day. The allow ance for the other features probably will be 50 cents. i Lieutenants Sure of Bonus. j Democrats will seek to extend the : bonus to all while the Republicans in the main favor excluding all officers except lieutenants and the correspond ing ranks in the navy, all who re ceived compensation from private in terests and those who were detailed to ship building or other Industrial plants where they received additional pay. The taxing plans that are under consideration follow: The Republican plan, a tax on real estate transfers, retail sales, stock ex change transactions, with increased levies on income above $5,000, and on tobacco. The Democrats and insurgent Re publicans plan a tax of 8 per cent on all war profits in 1917, 1918, 1919 and 1920. More If Homes Taken. To popularize their four plans, the Republicans propose to allow $1.76 a day for each day's service instead of the $1.25 cash bonus as the basis for computing farm and home aid, loans, and the amount of financial aid each man might receive in the form of educational training. The average period of service for world war veterans was 400 days, they said, explaining that under the insur ance plan, the average veteran could receive a paid up insurance policy of $1,85. payable to him in cash at the end of twenty years, or immediately to his heirs in event of death. 1 To Cost $6,000,000,000. The plan, if adopted universally by the world war veterans, would cost the government far more than the cash bonus of $1.25 a day. committee men said. Bstimating that 3.590.000 ex-service persons will be affected by the bill, committeeman declared that the ultimate cost of the insurance plan, if adopted by all, would be ap proximately $6,000,000,000. The cash bonus,, it was estimated, would cost $1,807,000.000. if accepted by all. : TEST STATE WELFARE RTXIXGS. Xemaha County Etrjr Concern Files Suit Against Commission. j Suit to test orders of the industrial welfare commission has been filed in 1 the Nemaha county district court. The , action was brought by the Hanna : Poultry & Egg company. j Xotice of the suit was received today ; in the office of Richard J. Hopkins, ! attorney general. The action is di- rected against recent orders by the i state commission. The attorney gen eral's office will defend the commis sion in trial of the case. INSURE AGAINST DROUTH London, April 29. "Pussyfoot" insurance is the term which has been applied to a rate of ten shill ings per 100 pounds sterling now being offered in the London mar ket to cover the risk of the passing of an act of parliament within twelve months prohibiting the sale of alcoholic liquors in England. v:-:-: -VW.'-:'-::-''-: y : -mwww m aum H-yvfaoac. t l. "': READY FOR REDS - Department of Justice Prepares for May Day Blots. i All BolsheTikI Under Guard and Radicals Are Watched. Washington, April 29. The gov ernment is ready to cope with what ever revolutionary demonstration may be attempted Saturday, May 1, Inter national labor day. Justice department agents in all parts of the United States have re ceived their instructions, it was learned today. There have been many rumors of bombs in the mails, general strikes and other manifestations. Known red leaders are under surveillance and the various headquarters of the Bolshe vik! are practically under guard and will remain so until after May 1. Because government moves are held secret, it is not possible to confirm a report that violent radicals from whom trouble is feared are to be quietly jailed on the eve of May day and de- j tained until the time fixed for the PLAY AT BAKEll FRIDAY. Hall Game and Ottawa Track Meet on Washbnrn's Card, The Washburn baseball club will clash with Baker on the Baldwin dia mond Friday afternoon. Eleven play ers, accompanied by Coach Carl Moore and- Manager Frank Kissinger, will leave Topeka in the morning for the Methodist camp. Kissinger expressed confidence that the game will result in victory for the Blue. Washburn intends to start the game with Joerg, whirlwind twirler, in the box. Wycoff and Harvey will be taken along as an extra battery. Thise will be a conference game. As several of the ball players are included in the personnel of the Wash burn track team, they will go on to Ottawa after the game, where the dual track meet between Ottawa and Washburn will be held Saturday. Coach Elmer Bearg is working out his track men on the Washburn field for this event. SEIZED RUSSIAN VESSELS. Genoa Port Workers Planned to Re turn Ships to Slav Soviet. Paris. April 28. Two merchant vessels flying the Russian anti-Bolshevik flag which were anchored in harbor of Genoa were seized yesterday by members of the Federation of Port Workers, who announced they took i nvpr f ho vjb1 r. f rr thp mirnncn nt ! turning them to the Russian soviet government. The police interfered and arrested those who had boarded the vessels. Rob Pawn Shop of $18000. Detroit, April 29. Two armed men this mornine entered a downtown pawn shop held up the clerk and rifled the safe or diamond rings said to be worth $18,000. Expect Twins; Mayo r Fo rb ids Moving Home Portland. ' Ore.. April 29. Because of the expected arrival of twins in the Robin family that recently removed to Troutdale and started up housekeep ing in a Union Pacific steel freight car. Mayor Hudson has issued orders that the car shall not be disturbed. It was several weeks ago that Mr. and Mrs. Robin pelected Troutdale for their home and the sidetracked freight car for their particular residence. They have been a busy pair since then, and while Mrs. Robin is engaged In her housekeeping activities. Mr. Robin is making a comfortable living grub bing worms from the freshly turned celery fields. Scores of Troutdale citizens have dropped in to call on the robins, but under the mandate of the mayor they are not to be disturbed, and the eggs are to be carefully guarded. ASK FOR RECOUNT Johnson Forces Say Wood Forces Juggled Returns. Claim Californian Would Hare Carried Jersey Easily. 10,000 MAJORITY IS CLAIMED Late Returns Cut Down Wood's Jersey Lead. Harding Holds Ohio Lead But Manager Beaten. New York, April 29. A recount of the votes in the New Jersey primary will be demanded by the managers of Senator Hiram Johnson's campaign, it was announced here today, following a conference of Johnson leaders. The recount was decided upon, ac cording to the announcement, "follow ing reports by many politicians and residents of New Jersey that Johnson had been counted out." With eighty precincts to be heard from. Maj. Gen. Leonard Wood was leading Johnson for the state's presi dential preference vote by S02. Angus McSween. Johnson's eastern campaign manager who announced the decision of the conference, said a recount would be demanded in Cam den, Morris, Essex and Gloucester counties. Attorneys will be employed to take charge of Johnson's interests, Mc Sween said. Claims Johnson Robbed. The charges were voiced by William P. Verdon, Republican leader in Ho boken, who said today that if John son had not been "robbed" he would have carried the state "by 10,000 to 16,000." He was expected to present a formal report to the Johnson man agers here." who admitted they were personally ignorant of the basis for the charges Verdon called attention to the fact that the vote in several districts was still missing early today "whereas the law provides the returns shall be sub mitted to the county clerk 'forth with.' " It is very significant that belated reports from outlying distaicts which should have been the first to complete their count were "turned in at times when Johnson threatens Wood's ap parent lead." Verdon said. The following statement was Issued from Wood headquarters here: "Every primary that Johnson loses is crooked, every one he wins is on the level. We have every reason to be lieve the vote in New Jersey was con ducted fairly on both sides. We have nothing to fear from a re-count, if one is demanded." Cut Down Wood Lead. Newark, April 29. Corrected re turns today at o'clock with 44 dis tricts missing gave Maj. Gen. Leonard Wood a lead of 690 over Senator John son In the New Jersey preferential presidential primary. The vote stood: Wood. 61.809." Johnson. 61.219. If the general maintains his lead he will have pledged to him at the Re publican convention in Chicago all members of the "Big Four," for two members. Edward C. tSokes and Wil liam N. Runyon are Wood advocates and the other two. United States Sen ators Edge and Frelinghuysen. have pledged themselves to support the can didate nominated. In Morris county, where Johnson's managers have announced they will seek a recount, an error of 111 votes was discovered sutting Wood's ma jority to 726. The mistake was found in a re-check made at the county clerk's office after William P. Ver don of Hudson county, a Johnson worker, had charged his candidate had been robbed in Morris, Essex and Camden counties. Harding's Manager Beaten. Columbus. Ohio, April 29. Altho Senator Warren G. Harding, Ohio's "favorite son." received the Republi can preference ' endorsement in the state primary Tuesday, his campaign manager, Harry M. Daugherty, ap parently was defeated for delegate at large to the party's national conven tion at Chicago. On the face of unof ficial returns today from all but 103 of the 6.882 precincts in the state. Sen ator Harding was leading Maj. Gen. Leonard Wood by 15,186 votes. The vote stood: Harding, 125,003; Wood, 109.817. With only 199 precincts missing early today William H. Boyd, Cleve land attorney and a Wood candidate, had a lead of 1,814 over Daugherty. Later returns, however, it was said might cut this lead. Three Harding delegates at large apparently were elected. The vote in all but 272 of the 5.882 precincts of the state showed: Galvin (Hard ing). 114.097: Willis (Harding). 115. 413: Herrick (Harding), 125,696; Turner (Wood), 101,942. Indications early today were that at least 39 and possibly 42 of the state's 4 8 delegates to the Republican na tional convention would be pledged to Senator Harding, while the remainder would be pledged to Wood. Despite results in the Eighteenth district (Steubenville) will not be known until the official count is made. On the face of unofficial returns, one Harding and one Wood district dele gate were elected, altho the Wood delegate had a lead of but six votes over his opponent. Another district, the Nineteenth. (Toungstown) apparently elected one Harding and one Wood delegate, altho the outcome Is in doubt. Idaho Delegation Split. Coeur D'Alene. Idaho. April 29. Idaho's delegation to the Republican convention at Chicago will be split with four pledged to Wood, and the other four uninstructed but controlled by Senator Borah. At the G. O. P. state convention here yesterday, resolutions were passed en dorsing Borah's stand on the League of Nations. French to Evacuate Frankfort. Paris. April 29. Premier Millerand, ; Informing the chamber cf deputies on the results of the supreme council meeting at Sai Remo, said that the Frankfort and Darmstadt territories would be evacuated by the French as soon as the allied commissions have es tablished that the German force over the number allowed by the convention of August, 1919, had been withdrawn. ASK MORE WAGES Local Santa Fe Clerks' Union Petitions Road Officials. Seek General Increase in Salar ies, Says M. A. Moore. TO U. S. BOARD IF REFUSED Scores of Clerks Quitting Here, According1 to Moore. Says Average Pay Less Than $100 a Month. The local Santa Fe clerks' union late Wednesday presented to the manage ment of the road a request for a gen eral increase In salaries, according to M. A. Moore, general chairman of the Brotherhood of Railway Clerks, for the Santa Fe eastern lines. Moore stated that a request was made for immediate relief. He point ed out that the average salary of the clerks in Topeka is less than $100 a month and that their wages had not increased in accord with the cost of living. If the railroad management refuses their request, the matter will be taken up with the natienal labor board. Scores Quitting Positions. "Of course." said Moore, "we are not going to do anything bolshevik, but we believe the clerks are entitled to more money. Scores of them are quitting their positions right here in Topeka and going into other industries where they can make more. Losing the old heads and taking on new men results in poorer service to the public." The chairman stated that there were about 1,000 organized clerks in the city. SIXTH STREET ROAD WRN UP Portions Condemned by United States Inspectors Must Bo Repaired. Two places in the concrete road out East Sixth street to the county line have been condemned by government inspectors and the road is now torn up for repairs. An inspector from Washington re cently went over the new road from end to end with the county commis sioners. Commissioner Henry McAfee said today. In two places he found that the concrete surface, supposed to be eight inches thick, was only three Inches thick. These were the places where the road had cracked, altho it has been used only a few months, Mc Afee said. The commissioner stated that the expense of repairing the road was up to the contracting firms which built it. The road for several yards oneaeh side of th- four bridges along the route will not be hard surfaced for. a few months, as it is necessary for the ground to settle and dry out, he said. The road is now blocked at Sixth and Golden avenues. REPUDIATES HIS CONFESSION'. Allejd Slayer of Phone Girl Says Story Told to End 'Third Degree." Pontiac. April 29. Anson Best this morning In the presence of his attor ney, Prosecutor Glenn C. Gillespie and a number of newspaper men repudiat ed the confession the prosecutor de clares he made in the Vera Schneider murder case. The prisoner maintained that his first story, told when he was stopped at the scene of the murder, is the truth and that his admissions made, according to the prosecutor, in the presence of several officers yesterday were all false and due to his fear of officers and fatigue from questioning. Plans to arraign the man again in circuit court today have been de ferred because of the new develop ment. "I did not kill the girl or have any thing to do with it," Best raid this morning. "The story I told the offi cers when they stopped me there that night was true. I had been out walk ing and was on my way home; that was all. I had not seen the girl and know nothing of her murder." JAPANESE SEND ULTIMATUM Russian Bolshevik Mast Withdraw and Tarn Over All Arms. Toklo. April 29. Drastic regulations compelling all armed Russians in Si berian territory occupied by Japanese troops to withdraw from those areas have been submitted to the Russian provisional government, according to the war office communique issued to day. All Russian warships, arms, munitions- and barracks must be turned over to Japanese troops temporarily, the ultimatum said. Communications must be promptly restored. The troop withdrawal order allows only a small number of Russian police to remain within thirty kilometers of all places where Japanese troops are stationed, the communique said. The demand also includes withdraw al of armed Russians from certain strategic points on the Trans-Siberian railroad. Aged Negress Is Prisoner in Own Home, Is Report Mary Moore, an aged negress. is just able to crawl around on the floor of her squalid home at Fifteenth and Quincy streets, according to p-eports turned In to the probate court by Mrs. Darlene Newby, secretary of the Topeka Provident association, and Mrs. Mary Malone. welfare worker. "When we called at her home we found the front door nailed up and were obliged to go to the rear door," said Mrs. Newby. -"There we found a huge stone against the door. "It was hard work for us to roll the stone away. She told us that when her husband left the house in the morning he rolled the stone against the door. It would be Impossible for a woman in her condition to get out of the- house alive in the event of a fire. "We understand her husband makes good money. We intend to issue a feeble-minded complaint against her and let the court decide what disposi tion should be made of her case." TWENTY MEX STATES JOIN NEW REVOLT 3Iexico City Reported in Panic Over Situation. Resignation of Carrama Pre dicted by Federal Chief. MAZATLAN NOW OBJECTIVE Rebels at Chihuahua City Beaten Villa to Rescue. One General Changes Mind Again Back in Old Fold. San Antonio. Ter.. April 29. "Rev olution has broken out In imni. states In Mexico and before many daj tne entire country will be In a state of revolt." declared Col. Enrique Ber ceda, brother of Alfredo Berceda, gov. ernor of the federal district of Mexico, who has Just arrived in San Antonio from Mexico City. As soon as he crossed the border at Laredo, Col., Berceda renounced Car. canza and endorsed the n? era! Obregon. City of Mexico in Panic. "The city of Mexico," he declared, "is in a state of panic and the Car. ranza government is tottering. The revolution has encircled the city com pletely, cutting it off from the outside. "The present revolutionary move ment in Mexico has no precedent sine Porflrio Diaz was swept from power by an indignant people." said Berceda. He predicted the resignation of President Carranza and the convening of congress in extraordinary session to name a provisional president, who will give equal guarantee to all presi dential candidates. "Steel Ring" ls Broken. Aqua Preita, April 29. President Carranza's "steel ring," which it was announced from Mexico City, he In tended placing about revolutionary Sonora, has broken. Part of the ring has Joined the revolution. In Chihuahua, 4.000 Carranza. troops had revolted, according to an estimate made by Gen. P. Elias Calles. rebel commander In the northwest at his headquarters here. These troops have already been In battle with loyal federal troops. General Calles said to day. -He said he had full confirmation of the revolt of the 4.000 and of the fighting which was declared favorable to the revolutionists. Sonora State Safe. The Chihuahua situation has as sured the Sonorans their state will mi ne niviaea Dy federal troops Calles said. General Calles said he expected Juarez, on the International boundary to Join the revolt. Mexi cans here called attention to a Mexi can belief "that he who takes Juarez takes Mexico." Mazatlan. the largest' Mexican port on the Pacific coast was reported yes terday under attack by troops under Gen. Angel Flores. The report had not been confirmed today. From the heart of Mexico In states near Mexico City, the revolution con tinues to grow. General Calles said,' and rebels there have created a situa tion that forbids Carranza sending many troops north. ' Yanks Guard Border. El Paso, April 29. American troops were established today along the Mex ican border here waiting for the first tin ui a rumorea revolt In the Mexi can city of Juarez, opposite here. The troops supplied with ammuni tion and reinforced by a detachment of local police were deployed near the International boundary forming a cor don beyond which no civilian might pass. The measure was a preventive one to protect this city from possible stray bullets from the Mexican sids. Villa to Help Deserters. Francisco Villa, rebel chieftain, la the vicinity of Chihuahua City, was re ported yesterday to have opened nego tiations with the revolting troops. Whether these efforts were successful was not confirmed. Villa was report ed as having demanded that he be al lowed to execute all federal command ers whom he wished to die in revenge for the execution of Gen. Felipe An geles. Reports from Sonora that troops sent from here to Casas Grandes for the Sonora campaign had refused t fight the Sonora troops were denied by federal Mexican authorities at Juarcs. ONE-FOURTH SUBSCRIBED. Intcrchurch World Movement Fund Already Given $80,000,000. New York, April 29. The total sub scribed up to today In the Interchurch World movement drive for 8336.777,- 572 wna mnr. than ten nnn nnft I. .. - - . . .uv,vvv,vvv, a. n li. announced at headquarters here. ine total by states, which includes reports of less than half of the thirty denominations, included: Illinois, $1, 678.641: Kansas, 1458,324; Missouri. 3398,648. Trunk Murder Case to Jury. PawPaw. Mich., April 29 The casa of Mrs. Sarah I. Tabor. 80 years old La w ton woman, under indictment for manslaughter, charging her with hav ing performed or aided in an Illegal operation which caused the death of her daughter, Maude Tabor Virgo, waa given to the Jury at 10:45 a. m. Knew Lassies Would Deliver Chicago, April 29. Boys who fought in France haven't forgotten the many things accomplished over there by the Salvation Army. So when Oliver Blake, of the Canad an Royal flying corps was unable to find the girl of his dreams, after ar riving home, he called on the Salva tlon Army. Salvation Army officers promised to find a girl of specifi cations given by Blake.