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yEATHER FORECAST for Kansasi Unsettled weather tonight and Tuesday, probably showers; not much change In temperature. The Evening Newspaper of Kansas HOME EDITION TOPEKA, KANSAS, MONDAY EVENING, MAY 3, 1920 TEN PAGES FOUR CENTS EVERY MEXICAN STATE IS HIT BY NEW REVOLUTION Sonora Secession Was Start of 'ation-Wide Revolt. Rebels Are Under Different Leaders "ot United. MAY FORCE CARRANZA OUT Only Resignation by President Can Avert Civil War. Desertions From Army Weakens Government Strength. Laredo, Tex., May 3. Desertions from the ranks of the Mexican federal army, with resultant Increase In the strength of the revolutionists, have been so widespread in the last ten nays as to create the possibility ofj President Carranza's overthrow. This news reached here today in the form of wholly reliable advices from Mexico City. Affects Every State. Scarcely a state in the Mexican re public, it is declared, lias escaped the wave of disaffection which has been sweeping over the country. Not a day passes but a federal garrison re volts, flees to the hills and raises the banner of revolution. In the majority of these insurrec tions, commanders and troops Join the Obresonistas who have openly de clared their support of the Sonora secession movement. Districts which are not the scene of definite Obregon movements are infested with roaming bandit Bangs who menace the Car ranza govern ment as much as the or ganized rebellion. Wait for Obregon. According to the reports received here today, all that remains for Obre gon to do Is to effect a national move ment from the growing elements of disaffection. With this accomplished and it is believed General Obregon possesses the strength and personality o make it possible the revolutionists have obtained a preponderance of power over the remaining Carranzistas. A summary of the situation, state by state, indicates tn what extent the revolutionary spirit has spread. Railroads Are Cut. Beginning in Sonora. the forces un der Gen. Plutarco Calles are reported to have extended their control south ward thru Sinaloa to a point forty miles north of Mazatlan. Carranza has located the state capital !n Mazat lan, at the, southernmost point of the state. In Tepic, south of Sinaloa, no or ganized uprisings have been reported thus far. but the loyalty of the state Is In doubt and bandit gangs are ac tive. Many instances of the disaffec tion are reported from the important state of Jalisco, there have been skirmishes between government and rebel forces near Guadalajara, the capital, and the railroad has been cut twice between there and Mexico City. To the south, the states of Michoa can and Guerrero are almost wholly rebel. Governor Ortiz Rubio of the former state has deserted Carranza, and in Guerrero both General May rotte. federal leader, and Governor, Figueroa have Joined the insurrection ists. Zapatistas Are Active. In Morelos. the federal military commander has thrown his strength with the Obresonistas. Between that state antW the region around Mexico City. Zapatistas are active. Different elements in Oaxaca Ctfla- pas and Tabasco have declared their scene of the outrages, committed sui indeperideneo of Carranza. altho they icide bv leaping to Park Row from the have not definitely allied themselves 1 wltn uoregon. , department of justice. A revolt has occurred near the city ! William J. Flvnn. chief of the de of Puebla. capital of the state by the j partment's bureau of investigation, ad same name, and fighting already - mitted that 8everai other men had taken place In that section. ! been arrested in connection with the Diaz Holds Vera Cruz. ! plots, that they had confessed and Vera Cruz, in its central and south- ! agreed to be government witnesses. He. em districts, is the scene of operations by rebels under reux Diaz. To the north. Arnulfo Gomez, who recently deserted his Carranza command, and Manuel Pelaez. "bandit of the oil fields." are peeking to Join forces in the region of Tuxpam and Tampico. The governor of Zacatecas has de serted his post, it is reported, and started westward with a body of troops. Farther north, the govern ment has found it difficult to maintain communication 1 etween Monterey and Tampico. while in the northern part of Tamaulipas, ."General" Jean Alma ran an independent rebel leader, is threatening Reynosa. near the Texas border. Bandit activities also are reported. from Durango. Tn Chihuahua. Fran- Cisco Villa has taken advantage of the unsettled situation to enlarge his foroes. Obregon in Michoacan. General Obregon. now believed to be ".TL ;"c"ca.n: 18 repo"eQ. .ffee, n . ninn Xf.Y, c T Srnrrtfn ,t hJ, " proceeding southward thru Sinaloa. With this accomplished, it is declared I that Obregon s strategy calls for a drive on Mexico City from the west. Reckoning on the psychological ef fect, he would follow the route he traversed triumphantly in 1915. when he occupied the capital for Carranza. it is declared in some sources, how- j ever, that such military action would be unnecessary that Carranza's strength is weakening so rapidly his j enemies will succeed in ejecting him ' peaceruny. Expect Resignation. The extremely grave conditions which prevail in Mexico's Interior are reflected in all forms of life in Mex ico City, say travelers arriving here. Business has suffered a severe slump, credits are no longer extended, both Americans and Mexicans are sending! KiTth rlti-w n nnirt Met their money out of the country, and S,,,h. D,striot H' M'et the government, nressed hv mintorv Hays, Kan.. May 3. The Sixth ois- expenditures on every hand. Is facing a financial-crisis. Fear of another serious upheaval. however, Is mitigated by the belief The following high schools have en that Carranza. recognizing the crow- tered teams: Norton. Hays, Osborne, Ing strength of his opponents, may I Waldo, Oakley. Luray. Ellsworth and withdraw from office or accede toWaKeeney. There probably will be their demands without a dangerous eight more high schools enter their clash of arms. - 'teams. Che. sJm5 a FORECAST FOR KANSAS. rnettled vftth'r tonight sad Tnen da7. probably shower; not much rhtnfe In temperature. MORE RAIX IS FORECAST. Is Ideal Weather for Wheat, Bat Is Holding Up Corn. TODAY'S TEMPERATURES. 7 o'clock 53 8 o'clock 83 9 o'clock 63 10 o'clock 53 o'clock 53 o'clock 54 o'clock 67 o'clock 59 More rain and showers, clouds and moderately cool temperatures are promised by S. D. Flora, state me teorologist, for the next twenty-four hours. Areas of. low pressure were located this morning over Utah and Okla homa. The presence of these areas in the west and southwest spell a con tinuation of unsettled weather in Kansas. Showers were general in Kansas during the last twenty-four hours. Amounts recorded varied from one tenth to one-quarter of an inch. Only .0 3 of an inch was recorded at Topeka. Hail was reported at Emporia. The precipitation has been just enough to keep the ground well soaked. It is fine weather for wheat. Flora savs. but it is holding up corn (Continued on Pace Two.) BE NO NEW TRIAL Supreme Court Refuses to Re open U. S. Steel Case. ! Forlorn I Offieinla Tnnlt Ton MHPh Hope From Reading Decision. Washington, May 3. The supreme court today refused the government request for a rehearing of the anti trust suit against the U. S. Steel cor poration. A recent decision of the court hand ed down by a vote of 4 to 3. absolved the steel corporation from violation of anti-trust laws. The action of the court today closes the case, which was fought for nine years in the lower courts and the su preme court, the government losing at every point. The petition for rehear ing was filed last Wednesday. Action was taken to re-open the steel case after the court last Monday dis solved the Reading coal combine for violation of the anti-trust laws. The government insisted that this decision was in direct conflict with th steel opinion and argued that the steel cor poration is at present a criminal com bination, according to federal statutes. The denial of the government's re quest for a. rehearing was " 1oi an nounced during the court's session, but Chief Justice White handed an order to the clerk of the court providing that the mandate in the case absolving the corporation shall be sent down within the next few weeks. LEAPS TO DEATH Radical Held in Bomb Commits Suicide. Case Had Made Partial Confession Second Hearing Was Due. New Tork, May 3. The fact that the government had made several ar rests in connection with the nation wide bomb plots of last June became known today when Andrae Salsedo. who confessed to having printed the .anarchistic circulars found near the 1 4th story of local headquarters of the declined, however, to give their names or to explain what parts they had played. From Chief Flynn and N. C. Din ato. Salsedo's lawyer, it was learned that circulars found at the time of the explosions, when attempts were made on the lives of many public men, had been printed in an Italian estab lishment in Brooklyn where Salsedo was employed. According to Danato, his client's employer asserts he knew nothing of the Job and that Salsedo must have done it in his spare time. Chief Flynn said that the man's real name was Andrae Salsedo and that "Tazio" was an alias. He was ar- , , , . , , ..i. .,,'; v:'.i.h ' ence of his attorney, he signed a con fessipn of participation in the nation wide June bomb plots. The June bomb attacks included the homes of Judge Charles Nott of gen eral sessions court in New Tork and ! Attorney General Palmer at Washing ton. Explosons took place in both i cities and resulted tn the death of two .,. , fnr ! the first time that any important ar i rests ever had been made in connec- tion with the case. WITNESSES FLEE FROM TRIAL. ' Chance to Convict Chicago Union Gun Men Is Weakened. Chicago. May 3. Tony Fusco and Tony Cifaldo, star state witnesses in the trials of "Big Tim" Murphy and other labor leaders charged with the murder of "Moss" Enright here two months ago, were missing today. State's Attorney Hoyne officially stated that unless the essential wit nesses are located before the cases go to trial today the state stands little chance of securing convictions. I ,riet interscholastic track meet will be iheld on the athletic field of the Fort I Hays Kansas N rmal school today. HE'S RARIfHO GO Allen Arrives Home Eager for Debate With Gompers. Probably Will Be Held In Car negle Hall May 28. TO BOOST KANSAN'S CHANCES? Says Special Train of Boosters "Would Be Great." Governor Refuses to Discuss . Presidential Situation. Gov. Henry J. Allen returned to To peka today after a ten days' speaking tour of the East. He came home "rarin' " for a chance to debate the Kansas industrial court "act with Samuel Gompers, president of the American Federation of Labor. Two New York dates May 28 or 2 9 are open. Governor Allen wired he would accept either date. He supplemented his wire with a request for earlier de bates in Washington. Silent on Presidential Race. The Kansas governor is home from a wonderful reception in the East in which he was frequently referred to as the most likely dark horse before the Republican national convention in Chicago in June. Governor Allen de clined to discuss national candidates, state preference primaries and com binations further than to venture a compliment for Senator Knox of Pennsylvania and Knox's endorsement by Senator Penrose of Pennsylvania. Not until he arrived in Topeka to day had Governor Allen heard of the plan to send a special train to New Tork loaded with Kansas boosters anxious to see the governor in his clash with Gompers. "That will be great," the governor declared when told of the plan for a special. "I hope they put It across.' Hundreds of telegrams for reserva- tions for the Allen-Gompers debate have already been sent to New Tork, it was declared. It also was reported that a large number of congressmen will attend the debate. Carnegie Hall Open. Details for the big labor court de bate are now up to Gompers for rati fication. Governor Allen received t wire this morning stating that Car negie hall would be available for the debate either May zs or z. ine gov ernor answered promptly. He said he would accent either date, but pre ferred May 2S. He then asked if it would be possible to arrange for earlier debates with Gompers in Washington. Plana being worked out by a num ber ' of " Kansans provide for the chartering of a special train fretn To peka to New Tork. The train would carry both Governor Allen and the home state crowd. If the Washington dates are arranged, the train would go to New Tork following the national capital speeches, except in case the Washington debates followed the New York meeting. The Kansans making the trip would stop in Chicago on their way home and would participate in the preconvention milling. To Boost Allen's Chances. It is the belief of shrewd Kansas ob servers that the Allen-Gompers debate will have a decided effect on the na tional convention and might develop sentiment to the point of giving the presidential nomination to the Kansas governor. A number of letters and telegrams endorsing plans to meet Gompers were received by the gov ernor when he returned to Topeka. The list included a cable from friends in Paris. Governor Allen flatly refused to dis cuss effects of recent presidential preference primaries or to comment on relative strength of candidates. His only expression was in response to an inquiry as to the effect of the Senator Knox boom. "Senator Knox's popularity and strength, coupled with his unqualified endorsement by Senator Penrose, nat urally makes him most prominent," said Governor Allen. "This Is natur allv true in view of the strength of the Bamnsysvama delegation in tne nation al convention and the possibility that Senator Knox may be determined the state's favorite son." CARNIVAL OPENS TONIGHT American IiCglon Show Handled by Rice and Dorman. The jazzy strains of the carnival band Is scheduled to herald the open ing of the Rice and Dorman carnival, presented by the American Legion, at 6:30 o'clock this evening on Seventh street between Jackson and Van Buren and on Jackson street between Sev enth and Eighth. i From a ranking or ouo votes oaiur- ' . , 1 . .. 1,-11 intn aay neieii v .liuuMi j ii n .....v the lead today as contestant for the "Queen of the Carnival" with a total of 1,947 votes. Sara Ashton was a close second with 1.930 votes. .Votes among the other contestants follow: Betty Fyfie, l,6t3; uenevieve ocnuier, 705: Marie Moore, 630; Ailecn Offi cer. 625. Votes from the Santa Fe offices seem to be concentrating for Miss Campbell. The allegiance of Washburn college is leaning strongly to the support of Miss Fyffe. John H. Bergen, of the American Legion,, announced today that votes on the contest would be counted twice daily from now on until the contest closes- On Wednesday night, the young lady leading the contest will be given 10.000 free votes. TIMBER WORKERS ON STRIKE. North Woods SUent 9.0OO Men Af fected by Walk-Out Order. Rhinelander. Wis., May 3 An order issued from headquarters of the International Timber Workers union here, orders nine thousand upper pen insula members to strike today. The territory affected embraces northern Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota. Bold Shrine Ceremonial at Emporia. Emporia, Kan.. May 2. The cere monial of the Leavenworth Shriners who will come -o Emporia, May 25, probably will be held in a tent because no buildings axe available. The Ma sonic temple in Emporia is not large enough to accommodate the crowd. Two hundred novices are expected. MODERN BLUEBEARD IS CREDITED WITH 26 WIVES; IS HELD AS THIEVES' "FENCE" c -" Tan Los Angeles, May 3. "Bluebeard" Charrey. N. Harvey's principal desire to day appeared to be to convince officers that his murder confessions were the truth. Harvey, who had already confessed to the murder of four-of his many wives, told District Attorney Woohvlne yesterday" that he remembered having killed another woman he married 1n Tacoma. Wsb., last spring. ' He aajd he has forgotten her name "and does not even-kno the name he. used when the -mar riage license was Issued. I ' "We were together in a beat on Lake Washington." Harvey declared. T do not remember the date. 1 shoved her and she fell overboard. Then I held her under the water with a pole until Aftr the interview. District Attorney murderer Is anxious to go to Bercgo Peloney, the "wife" whose body he desith with a hammer. "He is apparently anxious to convince that he has told the truth about that killing and to aid us in every way in establishing the crime to escape being returned to Washington to lace trial VILLA OFFERS AID Bandit Chief Would Become Ally of Obregon. Big Drive With Mexico City as Goal Is Formed. San Antonio, Tex., May 3. Advices received here today are to the effect that Francisco Villa has offered to turn his army in the state of Chihua hua o-er to the Obregon forces. He made this request thru an emissary to Governor Adolfo de La Huerta of Sonora. In addition, the rebel leader in Chi huahua has asked to be allowed to enter the state of Sonora "for the pur pose of conferring with Governor de La Huerta regarding the campaign against Carranza. Villa is willing to adopt the "plan of Agua rrieta." Agua Prieta. May 3. Revolutionary troops were being moved south, and east today. The former will join units forming in the mountains dividing Chihuahua and Sonora to invade Chi huahua, The others will reinforce Gen. Angel Flores in his march on Mazatlan. mili tary headquarters announced. Troops from southern Sonora and Sinaloa, al also would be sent eastward in a con verging movement on the city of Ter reon and the rich lake district of Coa huila. Troops that rebelled against Carranza in Chihuahua are marching toward Torreon, it was announced. According to military- leaders here the plans of the revolutionists center on a drive on Mexico City. rrs wood vs. .iohxson again. Leading G. O. V. Aspirants Contest for Maryland Delegates. Baltimore, Md., May 3. Senator Hiram W. Johnson of California and MaJ Gen. Leonard Wood are fighting it out at the presidential preferential primary today for the sixteen votes of Maryland, at the Republican national convention. The Democrats have no contest an,d the delegation will go to San Francisco uninstructed. Congressional primaries are being held. Weather clear and cool. fc Ex-Husband Is Ordered To Pay 13 Yrs. Alimony Jefferson City. Mo., May S. An drew Nelson, Kansas City, must pay his former wife thirteen years back alimony because he failed to petition to discontinue it when she remarried, the state supreme court ruled late yesterday. The wife, Olive May Nelson, also divorced from her second husband, will receive t the rate of 335 a month Ifor the thirteen-year period, under the order. The court ruled that Kelson "slept on his rights." Charles Novrton Harrer. Mrs. Eliza beth L. Williamson, at left, and Miss Elizabeth Pryor. Charles Newton Harvey, also 1nown as Richard Huirt. was ar rested in Los Angeles recently on a. charge of halving acted as "fence" for bond and Jewel thieves. After his arrest he tried twice to kill, himself. ' Investigation has "brought out indications that he has .haijrwenty-Bts: wives. Two of. them are'shown above. she drowned." Woolwine declared that the confessed valley to help find the body of Jina Lee buried in the desert alter beating ner to tnere. wooiwine saia. KILL TWO YANKS More U. S. Vessels Sent Mexican Waters. to Vera Cruz Railway Line ,to Capital Cut. Washington, May 3. Two American citizens. T. Ben Francis Greenlaw and his minor son, were killed by Mexican bandits yesterday, the state depart ment was informed today by the American embassy in Mexico City. American destroyers have been .or dered to Vera Cruz and Tampico to protect Americans there. .The navy department acted on the request of the state department, where it was explained today that the war ships would take aboard Americans in those two ports in event that step should become necessary. It was said that the vessels would not intervene in Mexican affairs and that their dispatch was a precaution ramenJn i An the east rnt of' m.v- ico. She was last reported at Tam-iwin be n- Many Topeka Sunday pjco, school children will take part under No reports of any disturbances in 'the direction of Mrs. C. G. Hamilton either Vera Cf uz or Tampico have ! of Topeka. Dr. Henry V. Stearns, of been received by the state department, I Washburn college will give a prelim but revolutionary outbreaks have oc-jir,ar' P'Pe organ recital. The lecture curred near both ports. i at Tuesday night's meeting will be Government advices - said the line j given by Dr. D. W. Kurtz of McPherson between Mexico City and Vera Cruz , college. His subject is "The Symphony had been cut. but they did not Indicate the extent of damage. rJUTTER AND MILK DROP PENNY j Improved Pasturage Conditions Cause j th" ijays of the convention at the j First Baptist church. Mrs. De Shazo Price Drop Here. engaged In the printing and publish- The price of butter had fallen one in&" business with her husband In In cent a pound on the local market to- ! dependence. day. The standard retail price was I An especially interesting figure at between sixty-six and sixty-nine cents. ' the convention will be J. H. F.ngle of Slight declines may be noticed for Abilene. Kan., who is serving his some time, according to local dealers. ' twenty-fourth year as secretary of the provided receipts are normal. Cold weather has held back pastures until wic laov " "iltqUt."e triP to Enrope to attend the inter- on the quart at some stores. Eggs ! , , Sunds BchooI convention. were selling from forty to forty-five i An hibit r Sundav eup. cents. W armer weather and increas- ,jeg and posters has ten arranged in ing quality and quantity in pasturage th state hou8e rotuda. In connec is expected to further reduce the , tion wltn tne Sunday school exhibits prices of these three commodities. t there are attractive showings of T. W. . . . lC. A. and Y. M. C. A. work. Johnson, Wood and Ixmden Are in Convention Contest. Friee. Utah. May 3. The Repubii- can fetate convention met here today association, and David H. Owen, as to select eight delegates to the na- j sistant minister at the Independence tional convention at Chicago. Four i Boulevard Christian church. The con delegates at large and four district vention will close Thursday at 12:30 delegates, two from each congressional district, will be chosen. Henry Wash, of Salt Lake City.' Republican state chairman, presided. Sen. Hiram W. Johnson, Gov. Frank O. Lowden, of Illinois, and Maj. Gen. Leonard Wood campaigned the state in the interest of having the delegates instructed to vote for their nomina tion for president. POLES JAKE KIEV BolsheTikl Troops Fight Des perately to Escape From Trap. Ukrainians Attacked Red Forces Unexpectedly From Rear. RETREAT IS ALMOST ROUT Soriets Now Using Chinese in Attempt to Stem Advance. Much Booty Taken by the Vic torious Polish Army. London. May 3. Kiev has been captured by the Poles from Russian soviet troops, according to unofficial advices to the foreign office here to day. 1 The Bolshevik defeat in some sec tors has assumed proportions of a rout, the Poles claim, altho Bruciioff. Kielbosky, Cheremisoff and others of the best generals in the soviet armies have been called to command of the Red troops. The scope of the Russian defeat, ae cording to the Poles, was attributed partly to the uprising of Ukrainians in the rear of the Red forces and partly to the fact that many workmen were called to the colors without previous training. Back to Dnieper. Warsaw. May 3. Bolshevik! forces have backed up against the Dnieper river and are preparing to resist the Polish and Ukrainian efforts to take Kiev,, towards which General Pilsud ski's men are fighting their way from three directions. Polish cavalry which reached the region of Kiev on Saturday, has halted, according to lat est reports, awaiting the coming up of infantry support. Stubborn fighting is going on in the open country along the Telrow river in tne vicinity oi Ma lm. Chinese mercenaries are being used by the Bolsheviki to stem the eastern sweep of Polish and Ukranian forces, said Saturday's official communique. A number of Chinese have been cap tured. it was announced. Material taken by the Poles include 100 locomotives, three armored tanks and one entire air squadron. The reds have been pushed across the Bug river. ARRIVING IN CITY Expect 2,500 Delegates at Sun day School Convention. Meetings Will Open Tomorrow Morning in Auditorium. Sunday school workers are arrivi-ig in Topeka this afternoon for the fifty fifth annual convention of the Kansas Sunday School association which open Tuesday morning at the city audi torium. It is expected that at least 2.500 delegates will be present at the opening session coming from all parts of the state. All available hotel accommodations have been chartered for the conven tion, and many delegates are bein "farmed out" in the residence district. All morning and evening sessions of the convention will be held in the auditorium, and all afternoon sessions, which will be departmental meetings, will be held in the various churches of the city. Sunday school teachers and adult students compose the various delega tlons- Special cars are coming wit the Sunday school representatives from Wichita, faallna, Hutchinson an Harper. Litrte will take place at the Tuesday morning session but preliminary bus! ness, announcements and introduc tions. The four general departments of Sunday school work will hold separate meetings in the afternoon beginning at I o clock. The administrative de partment will meet at the First Pres byterian church, the adult division at the First Congregational church, th- Young Peoples' division at the First Methodist church and the children division at the First Baptist church. At Tuesday evening s session, one of I the principal events of the convention. i thH pageant, ''The Rights of a Child 1 oi t.ue. Of special Interest to Sunday schoolj cnnaren is ine story teiung oi Airs. iL. T. De Shazo of Independence. Kan.. who will conduct a story telling dem onstration from 5 to 6 o'clock on the fV" "'"" tion. He has given such excellent service to the organization that he and hiD a K .n versity will give a lecture on Wednes day, and short addresses will be given by Myron C. Settle kuperintendent of ! the Kansas City, Mo.. Sunday School o'clock. Are Probing Half Million Fire. , San Antonio. Tex.. May J. Military officials at Camp Travis today were i investigating the fire which yesterday did a half million damage to equip ment In the ordnance warehouse. They believed the blaze the work of fir bugs. HERE FOR CONVENTION Miss May Case Marsh, of New Tork. national secretary of the Girls' Friendly society of the Episco pal church, who is in Topeka for the annual convention of the Kansas dio cese. Miss March will confer with the local chapter of the Girls' Friendly society. BIBLE NEGLECTED Episcopal Speaker Decries Its Absence in Education. Nation-Wide DriTe for Funds Discussd at Convention. "The Bible is not suffering from criticism leveled against it today. It is suffering from neglect," is the opin ion put forth by Dr. George Craig Stewart, rector of St. Luke's church. Lvanston. 111., a noted speaker and university lecturer, who addressed the afternoon session or the elxty-first convention of the diocese of Kansas at Grace cathedral " today. Doctor Ste wart's subject was "The Bible." the second of a series of lectures he is giv ing during the convention on the fun damental of religion. Ignorance of the Bible. In his lectures before manv college and university audiences. Doctor Ste wart has found amazing ignorance of the Bible among the students. i ln I lev. Henry B. Saflborn. "So neglected Is the Bible in the educational plan for our children that when they reach the university, they are unable to explain the meaning of a reference to Lot's wife and they think that Leviticus Is a man, rather than a book of the Bible," Doctor Stewart said. "The church little realizes its funda mental responsibility In interpreting the teachings of the Bible," Doctor Stewart pointed out. "We are govern ing our belief in the Bible entirely by what the church says about It." Would Improve English. If college students were given a thoro course in the study of the Bible their English would be much purer and more fluent. Doctor Stewart said. It is no wonder that the college stu dent of today is said to possess little real knowledge or use of the English language, he declared. Thru unique and magnetic person ality and command of his subject. Doctor Stewart is making an Indelible impression on the minds of his hear- ers. The morning session of the conven tion was devoted to a conference on the Episcopalian nation-wide cam paign for mission funds. The Rev. Mr. Maxon of Louisville. Ky.: Rev. Robert Mize of Kansas City; the Rev. Alexander Grant of Atchison, and Mc Ewen Aimes of Arkansas City were the principal speakers of the morning. Kansas's quota in the nation-wtde movement for $42,000,000 in three years is $40,000 this year, of which nearly all has been raided. Topeka has raised nearly $6,000 of this amount. The men delegates met today in the Guild hall and the women delegates in Bethany college chapel at 3 o'clock. Doctor Stewart will address a meeting of all delegates, numbering about 1.500, at the cathedral at 8 o'clock tonight. The highly successful convention of boys of the various parishes of the Kansas diocese, as well as many boys from other churches, closed Sunday evening. The boys' meeting was the first of its kind ever held in the state and probably in the United Statee. A plea for higher pay for clergymen was made by Bishop James E. Wise of the Kansas Diocese In his annual addre-s Sunday afternoon before the convention at Grace cathedral. Bishop Wise declared that nine clergymen of the Kansas diocese had been forced to withdraw from their chn work to able to have suffi- cient financial return to meet the! average living expense.. The condition is not typical of Kansas, he said, but exists all over the country and should receive the thoro consideration of the church everywhere. , .11 1 TWO OKLAHOMA j TOWNS HIT BY TWO TORNADOES Fifty Killed and 10 Injured When Peggs Destroyed. Are Fiye Known Dead Is Re port from Chelsea. WERE 2 SEPARATE TWISTERS Relief and Searching Farties , Are Already at Work. Newspaper Reporter Sent . to Isolated Town hy Plane. Muskogee. Okla., May 3. Fifty persons are reported killed and more than 150 injured in a storm that wiped the little town of Peggs. Okla.. Cher okee county, off the map at :39 o'clock last night. Forty-four bodies had been recov ered at reggs by rescue parties up until noon today. The dead whose bodies were extricated from the debris are: John ' Littlefield, Willie I.ittlefield, Lizzie Littlefield, Jimmy Littlefield, Soggy Littlefield, Dan Littlefield, "Baby" Littlefield. Jack Wagner, Paul Kenyon, Mrs. Paul Kenyon, "Babv" Kenyon, Dr. I. Hill. Jim Frank. Dora Frank, Monroe Frank. Virgle Frank. N. L. Stevens. Roscoe Stevens. Sam Stevens. Mary Stevens, Forbes Stevens, Roy Stevens. "Baby" Stevens. John Stevens, Mrs. John Stevens. Mrs Wad- kin, Wadkin (child). Will Blevlns. Mrs. Willie Blevins. "Babv" Rlevinn. Tedda Ford. "Baby" Ford. Jack Wllk erson. Wiley Wilkerson. Wilker- son (child), Wilkerson (child). Wilkerson. (child). Jack P.onrt. Park Frank. Mrs. Park Frank. Maud Frank, "Baby" Frank, Mrs. Hall. Relief Already on Reports to the Muskogee Times-' Democrat from Locust Grove and Tahlequah, where dead and injured irom i-eggs are Drlng taken, said that not a house was left standing in Peggs. A special train carrying doctors and nurses and equipment left Muskogee for Peggs this morning. All doctors and nurses in Tahlequah also have gone. Practically every store In Tahle quah, which is the county seat of Cherokee county, has cro.ied and sev--eral hundred people have gone to Peggs'tw do rescue work. Direct com munication with the stricken town was impossible this morning as !! mires from Muskogee to Peggs are down. Reporter Goes by Plane. The little village of Peggs is on the northern border of Cherokee county, about sixty miles east ofTulsa. The place is off the railroad and is situ ated in the foothills. Those familiar with the roads in the vicinity say It is practically impossible to reach Peggs by motor car. The Tulsa Tribune started a news paper man by airplane to the stricken district this morning. Were Two Storms? Tahlequah, county seat of Cherokee county, fifteen miles south of Peggs, is the nearest railroad town to the storm area. The storm is believed to have been a separate one from that which struck north of Chelsea. Okla., last night, killing four persons and injuring sev eral. Five KiUed at Chclnea. Chelsea, Okla., May 3. Searching parties prepared early today to spread out over the countryside north of here to ascertain the full extent of a torna do that struck Just before dusk last night, bringing death to at least five persons and serious Injury to a dozen or more. Ne estimate of property damage has been made. The district affected Is rural and as wire communication was paralyzed by the storm, it was believed h-re the exact loss of life and property damage might not be known for som time. Altho the storm did not strike Chelsea, it passed at a short distance, and manv persons here watched it twist Its way out of sight. Reports were current here that the storm had struck other nearby towns, but owing to wire conditions, they could not be verified. Five persons were killed one mile north of Chelsea. Two were reported seriously Injured. The propery dam age runs Into the thousands. The ! known dead are: Mrs. John Griggs, Mrs Henry Purcell and baby. Lewis Madden and Frank Rothaway. all of near Chelsea. TO EXPLAIN IRISH QUESTION. Rev. M. F. Murphy. Toledo, Will Ad dress Mass Meeting Wednesday. The Irish question will be presente4 at a public mass meet at Memorial hall Wednesday night under the aus pices of the local representatives of the Irish Republic. Rev. Maurice F. Murphy, of Toledo, will explain whr the republic should be recognized and w-hy the campaign Is being conducted in the United States to that end. Other addresses will also be riven and there will be a program of musle and vocal selections. Capt. P. H. Coney Is chairman of the arrange ments committee. Reverend Murphv Is a native of Dublin, Ireland, and H now on a speaking tour, including sev- i eral cities. DRY DECTSIO.V IS POSTPONED. Supreme Court Takes Recess to May 17 Without Issuing Expected Ruling. Washington, May 3. The supreme court's decision on the validl-y of con stitutional prohibition will not be an nounced before May IT. The court today took a two week recess after failing to make any men- tion of the dry dispute. ' Anti-Xarcotie jw Is I plicld. Washington. May 3. Conviction ef C. T. Doremus. San Anton'o. Tex., for alleged violation of the Harrison anti narcotic law, was allowed to stand by the supreme court when It refused to review the case.