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of Kansas TV'EATHKR FORECAST for Kansas: Clondy, unsettled tonight and Sat urday; colder cast, warmer west. HOME EDITION TOPEKA, KANSAS, FRIDAY EVENING, APRIL 30, 1920 FOURTEEN PAGES FOUR CENTS J 1 HDVAT ENJOINED Judge Curran Holds Threat Oyer Kansas Miners. Mill Make Order Mandatory if! They Quit Work. RIGHT TO WORK PARAMOUNT Declares "Right to Strike" IN'ot So Divine as Argued. Quotes Authorities From Black stone to Justice Vhite. Pittsburg, Kan.. April SO. Follow ing the announcement of his decision late yesterday that the new Kansas court of industrial relations law is con stitutional. Judge Andrew J. Curran In Crawford county district court this morning granted a temporary Injunc tion enjoining Alexander Howat and other district and local union officials of the Kansas district of the United Mine Workers from calling a strike. Judge Curran did not make the in Innrtion nanriitnrv ns the state had i asked, stating that it had been shown tion in Topeka last night amounted to the Kansas mines now largely are at 1.22 of an inch. Other reports were: work. Judge Curran said that he Emporia, .25; Manhattan, .24; Kan would make the injunction mandatory j sas City. .26. Rain and hail occurred IT a showing were made in tne luniroiai during the life of the injunction tnat the mines were idle. In Effect May 1! The temporary injunction will be in:,.ji.j c-nvo Kansas the nuestion- effeet until May 12 when the applica- j tlon or tne state to maKe ine iiijuiif tion permanent is set for hearing. ! J u dee Curran declared the law not unconstitutional in a lengthy decision on the demurrer to the application of the state offered by the defense when the hearing was begun Tuesday. The action of Judge A. J. Curran in overruling a demurrer to the applica- I tion for a temporary injunction to pre vent miners' officials from calling a strike, was said to have "settled the matter," by V. S. Jackson, attorney for the industrial court. Judge Cur ran, he said, has already ruled in ef fect that the industrial court law is constitutional, by overrulling the de fense demurrer. Judge Quoted BtaeUstonc. Tn holding the law constitutional and overrulling the demurrer of the defense Judge Curran yesterday after noon quoted legal authority from Ulackstone to Chief Justice White in support of the broad police power of the state. "As I said the other day In our rather informal debates." Judge Cur ran atd by the way of introduction, "I am not concerned with the wisdom of the legislature in passing this law. Whether the law is economically-wisa or unwise Is not for the court to say. In giving a judicial interpretation of the law it Is my duty to put aside all thought of whether my personal view to the law is friendly or otherwise. The one question to be considered by me is whether the law is in conflict with the bill of rights or constitution of the United States or of Kansas.' State Has Tower. Judge Curran said he has never be- lieved and does not now believe that the fourteenth federal amendment curtails the police power of the state or that the state has ever surrendered I . , any ,.nrt of that-power to safeguard, thjWalth. morals and general wcl- Ia fr . . . . .... tie defense had much to say against the. legislature and the court (1,ii,inB- of fho conditions which con- fronted the people of Kansas in De. ' .V.J. -.. ,,,.. irit.o mrran I -.aid. He declared that the state was , paralyzed by the mining strike at that ' t mn He said cities were aarK, schools closed, the sick and afflicted in institutions threatened with freez ing, the means of moving food inter fered with. "If the state should stand by and not correct such conditions it would be a reproach to organized govern ?nent and to civilization," the judge asserted. . Emergency ExUtcd. "Til mnditlOnS tnal Prevailed laSl I December give an idea of the pupose and intent of the legislature In enact-lwttn ing this law and of the object sought b our state thru this leglslat on. a great umi - "'-r, .7 . ... . . . 1 itrike. the divine right I uage Curran said. At 1 divine rignt to sin to nnit work." J this noint he paused to highly compli ment the presentation of the defense's theory of the case of John T. Clark son, pronouncing a splendid discussion of the fundamentals of government. Strike Right Not "Divine." "In stressing the "divine right to strike, the divine right to work, tne right of the man to have employment so he can provide for his wife and children has been sadly overlooked." Judge Curran asserted- "The divine ri-rht to strike, where it affects the health and welfare or me puouc must l.e relegated to tne reaim wnere ine divine right of kings has been sent. "A man cannot be compelled to work, you say. Certainly not, I do not believe for a moment that'any mem- her of the legislature intended to make any -work. The purpose of this act is in an orderly way to give a man a chance to work." Pupil Here Says Mississippi Takes One to Calcutta Below are a few errors noted in answers by Eighth grade pupils taking exam'.nations for diplomas at the court j house this week: I Frances Willard was a prize fighter." 1 "Take a colonel of corn." "Washington was brave. He was an , explorer. He discovered America." j Those wish to visit London or Cal- cutta without the hardships of ocean i travel could, according to one pupil, j "take the Missouri river and go up the i Missouri river to London." Anothe-1 pupil declares that "you can take the Mississippi river from London to Ca:-! cutta." "There is oil in the snow that makes the ground look more firtle." j "Tuberculosis rs a dezise. It may be prevented by vaxynation. It is coused by spitting on the sidewalk," says another. . J Z7c FORECAST FOR KANSAS. Partly cloudy mod somewhat annet tled tonight and Saturday; colder cant and warmer extreme west portion to nlcht. SHOWERS ARE FOR EX AST. Rain Not Expected In Topeka Before Saturday Night. TODAY'S TEMPERATURES. 7 o'clock 49 11 o'clock 5S 8 o'clock 50 12 o'clock 64 9 o'clock 52 1 o'clock 53 10 o'clock 53 I 2 o'clock 55 j Cloudy, threatening ana unsettled weather with a tendency to Increasing chilliness are the conditions scheduled by S. D. Flora, state meteorologist, in his forecast for the next 24 hours. Widely scattered showers will occur in the state, Flora says. Kain is not ex pected at Topeka before Saturday night. A low pressure area over Utah this morning is moving eastward. Flora says this will produce unsettled weather. Altho a temperature of 35 degrees is predicted for tonight, frost is not expected. In thirty-two years killing frosts have occurred in Kansas five times in May. Rain occurred during the night In the eastern half of Kansas. precipita- Topeka to New York City during thej r.mpuim. nni wn iunt-u unm last twenty-four nonrs. A temperature of 32 degrees, re- nnrl tViie m nrnintf at TlrPKden t nA ahe nf)nor cf being the coldest place n'on tinned Cage Two.t ALMOST AT KIEV Bolshevik! Admit Loss of City Eighty Miles Away. Crack Cavalry Divisions of Great War Rush Reds. I London, April 30i The loss of! Zhitomir, eighty miles southwest of Kiev, to the Poles was. admitted in an. official wireless today from the soviet I government at Moscow. The message I also referred to a Polish threat against Kiev. "Warsaw, April 29. Polish and Ukrainian troops driving toward Kieve, have occupied the town of Malin, on I the railroad about 60 miles northwest of Kiev. The advance is continuing toward the Dnieper river, except, on the southern sector of the front where the Russian Bolsheviki forces are mak ing a stubborn stand along the right bank of the Bug river. The Bolsheviki are rushing the Fifth and Eighth divisions from the Caucasus region to reinforce the Twelfth soviet army, which has its headquarters at Kiev. In an action which resulted in the occupation of the village of Kozatin. southwest of Zhitomir. Polish ravnlrv . captured 2.000 prisoners, ten cannon, , one tank and the CDlors of the B8.n ;Bofshevik divlsion. Airplanes, ar jkuicu llama auu auiuiiiuuiiCB bid uc , used b th Poes and crack cav. a)ry divisiona have been brought lnto action. mored trains and automobiles are be- Posen troops, which fought during lnB great war in me t-ermai- army are engaged in the advance. communication regarding A wireless the Polish """" " " - papers by the pres3 bureau of the so- -- v" - i 10.1 lc uUt sheviki are not yet defeated and have not changed their peace intentions. NEARLY TIirRI SUBSCRIBED. Anonymous Gift of $3,000,000 Roosts IntCTchnrch Fund. New York, April 30. An J.nonymous Igift of 33.000,000 to the united finan cial campaign of the Interchurch U-nrM mnvom-nl w-a- innnl,r,,.-H at 1 campaign headquarters here today thp statement that $100,000,000 J of the $336, 777. 572 sought had been pledged. The campaign does not close until next week and more than 100, until nesi wee, ana more man juu,- 000 churches in varlous states are yet to be hear(J from The 33, 000, 000 gift to the united fund was made to the New World movement campaigners of the North ern Baptists, making a total of 39,- 000.000 in the last three days to the Baptists in individual million dollar pledges. FOUGHT FOR HER HOME. Milwaukee Woman Took I Jw and Revolve In Own Hand. Milwaukee. April 30. Unable to ob- taln help from attorneys or authori ; ties to df.fend an eviction suit. Mrs. Rose Knetzer took the law into her . own hands, Procuring a revolver, she went to the court house here and fired three , bullets into the back of W A. Klatte. ( chief clerk of civil courts, according to witnesses. The woman became tern porarily unbalanced because she was ordered to leave her home, it was be lieved. Are After the Paper Brokers. Washington, April 30. Thoro in vestigation of charges that print paper brokers are profiteering was decided upon by the senate manufacturers' sub-committee today. Senator Reed. ; Missouri, chairman, declared that 1 nearly a score of brokers and dealers ; mostly from New York, will be called. Would Bore the Hoppers Saskatoon. April 30. An inter nal parasite to destroy the grass hopper by "boring from within" is being developed at the Univer sity of Saskatchewan, Dr. A. E. Cameron, dominion entomologist, announced today. While ordinary methods must be used to combat the grasshopper menace to growing crops this year. Doctor Cameron said he hoped the spread of the parasite would be sufficient next year to prevent any further grass hopper plague. CERTAINJO PASS War Bonus Bill Reported Out of HoHse Committee. Sow Goes Before Republican Caucus for Approval. IS OPPOSED BY DEMOCRATS Four-Fold Plan Recommended by Legion Approved. Be o Bonus for First Sixty Days of Their Service. Washington, Auril 30. The ways and means committee today by a strictly party vote favorably reported to the house the soldier bonus bill. If approved by the Republican cau cus today, the measure will be called up in the house next Monday for action. Democrats strongly opposed the pro visions of the bill providing for a tax on sales, but were out voted by the Republicans. Certain to Pass. Chairman Fordney, Michigan, In re porting the bill, declared it was cer tain to pass. One of the 1 ast minute changes brought captains of the army and ma rine corps and lieutenants "senior grade'" of the navy under the bene fits. Applications for the cash bonus must be made in six months and all other benefits within one year. On $1.25 Per Day Basis. The complete soldier bonus bill car rying increased taxes of 3 1.564.000,000 to be raised during 1921 and 1922 and providing for a cash bonus of $1.25 for each day's army or navy service was submitted to the full membership of the house ways and means com mittee today for its approval. Bonuses and other forms of aid for service men cannot be paid until the first part of next year, the Republi cans decided, and none of the taxes necessary to raise the money for pay ing the soldiers shall be effective be fore January 1, 1921. The increased taxes proposed would bring the total government revenues next year to nearly $6.000.000. 000. or virtually as much as was raised dur ing any year of the war. The Republican plan, it was expect ed, will be approved by the committee today. The bill as finally approved by the Republicans is based on the four-fold plan of the American Legion, service men having option of a cash bonus, farm or home aid, vocational training tr paid up insurance. Minns Sixty Days. No benefits will be allowed for the first sixty days' service as this was thought to have been covered by the original bonus. Service men choosing the cash bonus or the farm settlement benefits will be allowed $1.25 for each day's service, while those preferring home building aid, vocational training or paid up insurance will receive a credit of $1.75 per day. The cash bo nus is to be paid in four equal install ments, probably beginning April 1, 1921. A change in the original plan ex tends the benefits to officers below the grade of captain in the army and lieu tenant (senior grade) in the navy-and to regular army men for their service during the period of the war. As reported, the bill provides that all benefits should be extended only to service between the date of the declaration of war and January 1, 1920. BUFFALO YARDS ARE TIED UP. Second Switchmen's Strike Started With No Warning to Roads. Buffalo, N. T.. April 30. A second switchmen's strike, or a continuation of the one which ended ten days ago, has almost completely tied up rail road yards here. The trouble started yesterday when a number of crews in the Gardenville yards of the New York Central walked out. The walkout gradually spread during the night to the other yards of that road and also to the yards of the other railroads entering Buffalo. Only a few switchmen reported for work today. The men gave no notice to the railroads. MUST GET PERMIT TO WED. Spanish Government Will Protect Good Repute of Its Diplomats. Madrid, April 29. Spanish diplo mats are forbidden to marry without roval nermission bv a decree published today in the official gazette. If this order is disregarded, the offending person will be suspended from office and his wife excluded from diplomatic privileges. The obiect of the decree is to pre vent diplomats marrying women with- out means or who possess undesirable characters. Similar rules are applied in the case of naval and military offi cers and noblemen. SPRING CLEAN -VP IN CHI. More Than 350 Persons Held by Police Following Annaal Drag Net. Chicago, April 30. More than 350 persons were held at police stations today, having been arrested in what Chief of Police Garrity termed a j "spring cleanup of criminals." Among those held were alleged radi Icals. Chief Garrity said he did not ! believe "reds" intended to have a May day demonstration tomorrow, yet he I thought it advisable to take precau tions. Suspected burglars and hold-up men were detained for identification by vic tims. Bargain Day at Chi Restaurant Causes Big Rush Chicago. April 30. Restaurant queues formed here today when one chain of lunch rooms chopped prices from 20 to 50 per cent on the cost of soup, beef stew, hash, beans, eggs and toast. "It's a test and if it is successful we will carry out the same plan in all our restaurants," sad Charlies Weeghman, ex-baseball magnate and owner of a score of restaurants. . Killed So Many of His Wives He Can't Just Remember All Details, He Says in Confession Modern Blue Beard Held in Los Angeles Is Charged With Disposing of Twenty-five Women Can Remember Killing Two of Them Had Been Resident of Pittsburg, Kan. Los Angeles, April 30. At least two 1 of the numerous women James R. Huirt is alleged to have married in various parts of the country were murdered by him, two others met "ac cidental" deaths while with him, and he "might have murdered more," ac cording to ah alleged confession made public early today by his attorney and county officials. Huirt said he "could not remember" what happened to some of the women because of his still weakened condition resulting from two attempts to commit suicide, the reputed confession said. Huirt, has been held here several days while officers investigated reports of num erous marriages. He married "twelve or fifteen women, probably more," the officers quoted Huirt as saying. A desire to kill ob sessed him four years ago. Huirt was alleged to have said, and women were his especial victims. There was no direct motive for their deaths and he had no desire to kill men, children or animals, he was quoted. The women Huirt confessed having slain were Nina Lee Deloney and Elizabeth Pryor, the officers said. They quoted Huirt as saying he killed the former at Long Beach, Calif., with a hammer and the latter near Plum. Wash., by crushing her head with a sledge hammer. Drowned Two of Them. The "partial confession" according to the officers, related to the deaths of Bertha Goodnich and Alice Lud vigson, who were said to have married Huirt. Miss Goodnich. the officers said, was tipped out of a boat in Lake Washington near Seattle and Miss Ludvigson was drowned in a river in Idaho. Huirt's actual words in con nection with the deaths of Misses Goodnich and Ludvigson. the officers I said, were that they were killed by accident." Nina Lee Deloney, whose home was at Eureka, Mont., married Huirt, the officers said, under the name of Charles N. Harvey at San Francisco, Dec. 6, 1919. She was last aeen at a hotel at Santa Monica, CalifW January 26, 1920. She had property valued at $20,000. Some of it was found in Huirt's possession, the officers de clared. Bertha A. Goodnich of Spo- under the name of H. L. Gordon. June 1 1, m,o xr n;..i, w 11. 1919. at North' Yakima, Wash., her body was found near Plum . station, Wash., a short time afterward. Trunks belonging to her were located in a Vancouver, Wash., warehouse. Alice M. Ludvigson. whose home was in Seattle, .married him under the name of Andrew Hilton, the offi cers said, October 6. 1917, at Port Townsend, Wash. Property of hers, various papers, her will and their "marriage" license, they declared were found in Huirt's possession. - Eliza beth Pryor was a waitress of Wallace, Idaho, and Spokane. She married FORMER TOPEKA MAN SAFE Frank W. Peers Escapes From A in tub, Syria, Besieged by Turks. New York. April 30. Frank W. Peers, formerly of 1324 Topeka boule vard, Topeka, Kan., has escaped from besieged Aintab, Syria, where he was working with the Near. East Relief, and is now safe in Beirut, according to a cable received at Near East Relief headquarters today. The French relieving force sur rounded Aintab on April 17, after it had been partially in- the hands of the Turks for several days. A pitched battle took place between the French and the Turks for the possession of the Near East Relief orphanage, in which Peers, with others of the Near East Relief personnel, including sev eral women, was housed. In this fight over 600 Turks are reported to have been killed. All Armenian women and children of the town had been taken into the orphanage for safekeeping. According to the report today the Nationalist government promises pro tection to all Armenians and Ameri cans and will allow the former to keep their arms. They explain that their hostility has been directed against the French in their attempt to partition Turkey. The French force of occupation at trfa withdrew on April 11 after sixty days of siege. They had a promise of safe conduct from the Nationalist army, but no sooner were they out of the town than they were attacked by nad tribes and were practically extermi- Peers formerly lived in Topeka with his mother and sister. His sister, Mar garet Peers, accompanied him to the Near East in his relief work, but has not been mentioned inany dispatches concerning the siege of Aintab. It is believed she Is in a neighboring city. Peers's mother is now said to be living in Ann Arbor , Mich., with another daughter. FEAR NEW REVOLT IN RUHR. Secret Stock of Arms Discovered on Island in Baltic Sea. London. April 30. The situation, in tne Hunr district is grave and an an archist movement is feared, according to a Berlin dispatch to the Central News. A large secret stock of arms had been discovered at Reugen, an island in the Baltic sea in the province of Pomerania. and the land guard there has been disbanded. KILLED BY IJGHTNING BOLT. Henry Samp, Wealthy Wabaunsee Farmer, Meets Sadden Death. Alma, Kan.. April 30. Henry Sump, wealthy Wabaunsee county farmer and stockman, was instantly killed when struck by lightning on his farm two miles south of Alma Thursday after- noon Sump was spreading manure in I a field when the bolt struck. He was I found dead in the body of his wagon I when his team came in from the field. "A wife is the sole survivor. Huirt, according to the officers, under the name of Milton Lewis at Coeur d'Alene. Idaho, March 25, 1919. She had little property. Her picture and some tax receipts in her name were among Huirt's effect when he was arrested, they added. Charge More Than 25 Marriages. More than twenty-five marriages have been attributed by the officers to Huirt. Seven are listed by the of ficers as missing. They include beside the four named in the alleged confes sion of Mrs. Gertrude Wilson, Seattle; Beatrice M. Andrews, of Canada and England, and Agnes Wilson, Alberta, Canada. The first to die, according to the alleged confession was Miss Ludvigson. Huirt was quoted as saying he was in a boat with her fishing in a river in Idaho, his memory was weak as to the exact time and location. The boat he stated, jammed against logs which were lashed to the bank of the river and he and Miss Ludvigson tried with their arms to free the raft. When it broke away, he narrated, the woman lost her balance and fell into the river and was drowned. He said the death of the Goodnich woman came about in this way: He was on a launch with her on Lake Washington, the water was rough and she fell overboard in trying to go from the stern to the center. Later on. the officers said, Huirt himself referred to this death as "a murder." In the Pryor case, the officers said, he asserted the woman attacked him with a hat pin in a house at Plum and he to defend himself, shoved her so violently that she fell and struck her. head against the corner of a box. Ife believed she was dead, he was said to have declared, but to make cer tain, he got a hammer and struck her on the head with it. The Deloney woman, he was quoted as saying, he killed at a camp they made near Signal hill, at the edge of Long Beach, Cal.. January 26, last. That was the day they had left the Santa Monica hotel in an automobile equipped with a camping outfit. At their first camp he was quoted as say ing they quarreled about letters he had received from other women. Used Many Aliases. He added, the officers said, that he kl,Ie? h.er Wlth a .hammer and carried tf oody to a place .near an uiego, where he hid it. The officers said Huirt told them he did not know his right name, but ad mitted having used many aliases. He said he knew, nothing of his parents, but did know he. was born somewhere in the south. He said he had little education. "A desire to kill" came over him, according to alleged confession, about four years ago "dur ing the war." He said he married first in Canada about that time, but had been "mar- 4 Continued 00 Page Two.) JAP CONSULATE IS BURNED Bolsheviki Murdered 270 Soldiers and Abused Women, Says Report. Tokio. April 30. Bolsheviki soldiers aided by one thousand Koreans and five hundred Chinese massacred 270 Japanese soldiers and old regime Rus sians in attacks on the Japanese con sulate in Nikolaesk, according to de tails made public by the war office today. After two days' fighting, the staff of the consulate set fire to the build ings and threw themselves in the flames. Japanese women were out raged, the report said. One hundred Japanese taken prisoner were sub jected to cruelties, the war office statement said. The attackers first demanded that the Japanese disarm, according to an American eye witness report to the Japanese expeditionary forces, the war office said. When the demand was refused, the consulate was stormed. PCBLIC UTILITIES ABOUT BROKE. Hundred Million to Put Chicago's Light, Heat and R. R.'s on Feet. Chicago, April 30. Chicago's public utilities are near rum, experts de clared today. One hundred . million dollars is needed immediately to put the city's gas. light, heat and trans portation companies on a firm basis. Samuel Instill, president of the Com monwealth Edison company, declared. Experts testifying yesterday before the public utilities commission de clared banks refuse loans to utilities companies. Low returns on utilities 1 are responsible, according to testimony submitted. Insull declared his com pany could not borrow money at ten ! per cent Interest. The financial strain since the ar mistice has been greater than during the war. according to experts here. They said the volume of currency is distended but there is a greater de mand, tighter money and higher in terest. To Live in Tents and Beat Renting St. Louis Factory Plans All Summer Camps to Provide Homes for Its Workers. St. Louis. April 30. Tent colonies will combat high rentals in St. Louis, this summer, it was announced by leaders of the movement today. Five families taking the lead, stored their furniture and established them selves in tents on the east side. Others will join them as soon as temperature rises, they said. The International Shoe company will start a tent colonv on the Meraraec river for its em ployes, officials announced. A similar one will be established in Ramona park by the Wagner Electric company for its employes. Our rent costs -us only about XI a month, the children do not need so many clothes and it s cheaper around." Mrs. Robert Johnson, one the tent dwellers said. SEE VILLA'S HAND Bandit Chief Prevents Federals Attacking Sonora. Indications at Mexico City Car- ranza Would Compromise. REBEL FQfiCES NOT UNIJED Obregon, . Tho Strongest of Rebel Chiefs, Not in Open. Financial Situation, at Mexican Capital Jfow Critical. Washington, April 30. In the de-1 sertion of Mexican federal troops at j -mnuanua city, reported officially to the state department, observers here today saw the hand of Pancho Villa, rebel chieftain. Late last week word reached Gen eral Alvaradd, representative here of the Obregon revolt, that Villa had sent assurance to Governor de La Huerta of Sonora that he would throw his sup port to the rebellion. Alvarado has since declared that Carranza soldiers were deserting to Villa and the deser tion of the troops in Chihuahua City was said to be the result of Villa's first important move. Villa's present duty in the Obregon revolt is to engage the federals in the state of Chihuahua and prevent Car ranza from directing an offensive against Sonora from the east. Later, however, he may lead an expedition against Mexico City, should all his plans be carried successfully, it was said. Compromise Hinted At. Mexico City, April 30. A re.ort is current here that Ignaclo Bnillas may return to Washington as Mexican ambassador to the United States. - Alberto Pani, Mexican minister in Paris, was mentioned as a possible coalition candidate for the presidency. These reports followed publication In newspapers that Bon'illas and Gen. Pablo Gonzales, leading presidential candidates, had agreed to withdraw in the interest of restoration of order. Bonillas has had the support of J Carranza and has been considered the leading opponent to Gen. Alvaro Obregon who fled the capital when he was accused of dealing with rebels. Rebels Not United. More than two weeks have elapsed since the Sonora secession. During this time disaf fections have been mani fest in many parts of the Republic. Observers here today considered the situation unusual in that none of the rebel elements had attempted to or ganize to crush the seat of federal power. They said the government's position might be precarious but pointed to the facf It was still in the saddle fn Mexico' City which has al ways been- the seat of the republic's central government. General Obregon, admittedly the strongest of the revolutionists, has not yet succeeded in unifying the various elements of the rebellion. His object apparently was to bring about the downfall of the Carranza group thru political and moral pressure, realizing that a successful military drive on tHe capital would be difficult, necessitat ing a union of his followers in the south with those of General Calles in the north. Carranza Now Ready. It was believed Obregon may be at tempting such a movement now. Late advices reported he ' had left Guerrero for Michoacan. Obregon's delay, however, has given the government time to gather its forces and prepare for war or com promise which ever seems to offer the better solution. , Government leaders today reported extensive military plans but admitted no military operations in force had been started against the insurrection ists. The financial situation was reported critical inasmuch as revenues from ex tensive territories have been cut off. Increase Air Patrol on Border. San Antonio. Tex., April 30. Sev- wenty united States army airplanes, carrying machine guns in constant communication by wireless with flight headquarters, are patrolling the Inter national border, watching for move ments of federal and Mexican revolu tionary troops. Each of these planes carries a pilot and an observer. A dirigible balloon has been orderd from Camp Langley, Va.. to Camp Bieme, El Paso, it is learned here today. Between twenty and twenty-five airplanes are patroll ing the boundary .between El Paso and Nogales. Ariz. Bail Line Is Cut. Enrique Ramerez, mayor of La Piedad, an important town in the state of Michoacan, has revolted in favor of the revolution and was followed by 300 troops under command of Col. Radolfo Lopez. Maj. Francisco Lopez. Capt. Jesus Rivas and Lieut. Abundio Martinez, according to advices which have Just reached here. These troops have cut the railroad between the ' City of Mexico and Guadalajara and have captured Za mora. the second largest city in Michoacan. the report states. The Catholic bishop of Michoacan. who had his headquarters at Zamora, is said to have fled when the rebels en tered the town. At LaCruz, a small town between Jiminez and Chihuahua City, in the state of Chihuahua. 200 men compris ing the federal garrison with their captains, are reported to have re volted. The action of these men is considered of more than ordinary im portance because of the position they occupy in the state and the damage they may be able to do to the railroad to El Paso, interrupting transporta tion and the bringing of troops into Chihuahua. TEXAS TOWN SUFFERS LOSS. Nearly $150,000 Damage. Done to Business Dsfrkt by Fire. Gorman. Tex.. April 30. Nearly score of business houses were in ruins today following a disastrous fire late yesterday that swept the business dis trict and for a time threatened the en tire - town. Loss is estimated at 3150.000. The fire originated in" a livery stable 'and spread rapidly toward the city all power plant. only a smtt or wind of! saved more severe losses, it was be - Jlieved. . . : Year Ago Today Victorious 110th Paraded in City kJust one year ago today the ll 0th engineers, veterans of the world war. marched up Kansas avenue on their return from the front. It was a great day in Topeka. From all over the state came relatives to welcome home their sons, brothers, husbands and sweethearts. Thousands of persons thronged the streets along line of march. Yet, It was an awed silence that prevailed as the khaki clad marchers, tired and footsore after two days of incessant parading, ap peared on Kansas avenue. At the state house relatives awaited in a roped-off enclosure for the sol diers, where they might visit for an hour before the trip to Fort Riley was There' were five comoanies in the regiment, which was commanded by Col. E. M. Stayton. Companies A and B were from Topeka. The engineers made an enviable record in the war. In July, 1919, less' than three months after his return, Sergt. W. W. Gilmore. 1200 Kansas avenue, a mem ber of the 110th. was killed when a tractor he was driving up an embank ment fell over backward. WOOD'S LEAD IS BIGGER Jersey Finals Give General 1,207 More Than Hiram Johnson. - Newark, April 30. Complete and corrected figures in the New Jersey preferential presidential primary gave Maj. Gen. Leonard Wood today a lead of 1.207, votes over Senator Hiram W. Johnson. The vote stood: Wood, 52,608; Johnson, 51,401. . Johnson's attorneys were expected to initiate court action for a recount later today or tomorrow. Belief was expressed in some quarters that "red tape" might delay decision on the pro posed recount until after the national convention. Angus McSween. Johnson's cam paign manager, professed to see in the "campaign of vilification against Sen ator Johnson and those who have vot ed for him," great danger to the Re publican party as a whole. He said that "this situation is exactly like the attacks made upon Theodore Roose vel" in 1912 and 1916. WOULD INCLUDE AUSTRIA New .Peace Resolution Out of Senate Committee by 9 to Vote. Washington. April 30. The state of war with both Germany and Austria would terminate under a resolution reported today by the senate foreign relations committee as a substitute for the house resolution to end the war with Germany alone. -, The -vtrt on the resolution was to 6 (With all of the Republicans sup porting it .and all of , the pemocrats lined up solidly in opposition. Sena tors McCumber, Republican, North Dakota, and Shields, Democrat. Ten nessee, were absent and did not vote. It is planned to call up the resolu tion for debate in the senate next week and final action is expected within two or three weeks. CONFLICTS WITH FEDERAL ACT. Temporary Injunction Against Da kota Grain Law Expected. St. Paul. Minn., April 30. Judge Page Morris today was expected to sign a temporary injunction to re strain the state of North Dakota frqm enforcing its grain grading law. The law conflicts with the federal grain grading system and would place a burden on grain dealers, according to the preliminary holding of the United States district court of North Dakota. TABOR JURY IS STILL OUT. Mother of Trunk Victim Accused of Murder Slept Jurors Did Not. Paw Paw, Mich., April 30. The Jury in the famous Tabor manslaughter case were still out at 10 a. m. today despite the fact that they have not had any sleep since they retired to deliber ate earlv vesterdav. Mrs. Sarah Tabor, the 80-ycar-old defendant, spent the night at a local hotel, while a deputy sheriff guarded outside her door. BIG SUGAR STOCK SEIZED. Criminal Action Will Bo Started Against Omalia Hoarders. Omaha. Neb.. April Zf. Criminal action under the Lever act will be started against the owners of 168.000 pounds of sugar seized in warehouses here yesterday by Assistant United States District Attorney Frank Peter son. The men will be charged . with hoarding, Peterson said. The sugar will be placed on the market and sold. Chicago Hotels May Shut Down. . Chicago, April 30. Demands of hotel and restaurant employes and street car men for increased wages today threatened a shutdown of hotels and restaurants and a tieup of street car service here. . NOTORIETY PUT UNDER BAN British Vaudeville Actors Refuse to Perform on Same Bill With Eloping Girl Given Big Contract. , ( London, April 30. Great Britain's theatrical profession has taken a stand intended to prevent persons being of fered flattering contracts for 'vaude ville "turns" merely because notoriety had chanced to bring them before the public eye. A girl violinist recently disappeared, leaving her clothes on the bank of the Thames and a note saying it would be useless to search for her. Newspapers published front page appeals from the girl's parents, garnished with box car headlines and three column portraits, asking her to return. A few days later It developed she had eloped with a- young Frenchman. Then theatrical agents got busy and the girl was offered $400 a week to do a ten minute "act" on the vaude ville stage. - But meetings of actors and vaude ville artists' associations were held and the word went forth that none of their members woula participate tn an en- tertainment tn which the girl was on 1 the program. The offer to the girl Jwas withdrawn- GIVEN FREE REIN Federal Agents Instructed To 60 Limit Against Beds. Palmer Says Officials Marked for Assassination. RADICAL STRIKES SCHEDULED Communists and Communist Labor Parties Watched. Attorney General and Senator! . Receire Threats by Mail. Washington. April 30. Federal agents have been instructed to "go as far as the law will allow" in break ing up May day radical demonstra- tions. In making this announcement to day. Assistant Attorney General Gar van satd department of justnee offi cials were concentrating on efforts to protect the lives of officials; federal and state, who have been marked fop destruction, and to prevent violence generally. Secret service agents of the denart- ment of justice today were In confer ence with officials in all big cities, planning to cope with May day dem onstrations of Reds which Attorney General Palmer believes are planning for tomorrow. Palmer also believes the Reds hava marked many public officials for as sassination, was personally directing the government agents in their efforts to break up the alleged plot. Strikes Main Program. . The radical plan, according? justice department reports as des cribed by Palmer, is to stir up strikes, riots and confusion. It will not suc ceed, he predicted. , Public men whose lives were to ha attempted have been warned and pre cautions taken, Palmer said. Palmer for months has been re ceiving threatening letter almost daily. Commissioner General Camenltti of the immigration bureau is whom the radical agitators have threatened. Communists Blamed. Senators and congressmen who co operated' with Palmer recently in seeking new legislation aimed to curb the activities of the Reds, have been the target of threatening missives. Palmer did not name specifically the radical organizations planning demonstrations tomorrow, but other justice department officials indicated they are the Communist party and Communist Labor party. , Want Labor to Show Strength. Boston,' April 10. An appear to workers to show their strength by a united strike on May 1 is contained In posters purporting to be the May day proclamation of the central executive committee of the communist party of America which are being circulated here. The appeal Is headed "Hall to the Soviets." Special Guards on Duly. New York. April SO. Special guard will be thrown around all public struc tures, railroad yards and terminals and churches. Warnings have been sent to prominent citizens to be on guard against attempts at assassina tion and postofflce and express offi cials have been asked to watch closely all matter in transit addressed to per sons high in public and private life. Special preparations to gusrdths criminal court houses and Justice Weeks's court room and chambers have been made for Monday, when James Lerkin, Irish labor leader re cently convicted of criminal anarchy, is schedule for sentence. Forty plainj clothes and a number of uniformed policemen and government secret agents have been selected to guard the court house while Larkin is being sen tenced and only persona known to the court will be admitted to the court room. Mollie Stelmer. 20. radical, under sentence to fifteen years for violation of the espionage law. will leave for prison at Jefferson City. Mo., tomor row. Special precautions against a demonstration in her behalf have been taken. HARDING MANAGER. BEATEN.. Wood Only Gets Nine Ohio Delegates Out or 48 Total. Columbus, O., April 30. Complete unofficial returns from the Ohio pri mary today showed tht election of William S. Boyd, a Wood candidate, as delegate at large over Harry M. Daugherty, Hardin candidate, by 307 votes. On the preferential vote, the result was: Harding, 125,5(1; Wood, 109, 258. , On the face of the complete unoffi cial returns, Harding captured thirty six district and three delegates at large, at total of thirty-nine, as against Wood's eight district and one dele gate at large, a total of nine. Geography Hit , In Kansas Due to Late Strike The outlaw switchmen's strike threatens to slow down the study of geography In Kansas. Presses in the state printing plant may be stopped until three cars of book paper can be found and brought to Topeka. Tha paper is needed to complete the print ing of geographies. Recently the state plant began th printing of 270.000 new geographies for use in the Dubllc -schools of this state. A portion of the needed book: paper was received when the new books were rent to the press rooms. Now some of the presses are belns; held awaiting arrival of necessary pa per. That the entire Job might be held up was Indicated today. , "Three cars of paper needed to com plete the work has been started from the mills," said Imri Zumwalt. state printer. "The switchmen's strlka seems to have been responsible for delays In bringing the paper to To peka. We have been unable to locafa the shipments and may be forced to hold the presses until the new stock arrives." '