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yyEATHER FORECAST for Kansas:
Unsettled tonight and Wednesday;
probably showers.
The Evening Newspaper
of Kansas
HOME EDITION
TOPEKA, KANSAS, TUESDAY EVENING, rMAY 4, 1920 TEN PAGES
FOUR CENTS
G.O. P. TO CHOOSE
LOWDEN OR ALLEN
AT CHICAGO MEET
D. W. MULVANE.
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That Is Word Toprkan Brings
Bark From East.
Big Four Member's "Guesses"
Have Weight Nationally.
ALLEN VICE PRESIDENT ANYWAY
KegrarjJs LowdeiTs Aloofness
From Row as Good Politics.
Declares Kansas Governor
Strongest of Dark Horses.
Xavid W. Mulvane, whose analysis
of national politics is perhaps the most
accurate of any Kansan, is home from
a three weeks trip thru the East with
a prediction that Governor Allen Is
the most probable of dark horse presi
dential possibilities. He also believes
that nomination of almost any one of
the present avowed candidates would
assure the Kansas governor second
place on the national ticket,
Mulvane, who runs less to conversa
tion than almost any man in big league
poll t Irs, today gave voice to opinions
H-hich he formed after a careful study
of conditions. During his trip Mul
vane was in conference with a score of
men whose n$jes will be most fre
quently mentioned in connection with
the big show in Chicago in June. Be
cause of his recognized ability to Judge
conditions and his intimate relation
ship with the big men of the party,
Mulvane'a statement today is certain
to carry much weight.
Ixnvt.cn or a Dark Horso.
"From my frequent talks with close
political observers, including men in
public life and newspaper men in
touch with national politics, it is ap
parent that there is a growing feeling
that the Chicago convention will nom
inate Governor Lowden of Illinois or
a dark horse," Mulvane stated today.
"There Is a feeling that the, manner in
bich Governor Lowden has stood
jiloof from factional controversies may
tend to make him a logical compro
mise in June."
Then Mulvane delivered his erdlct
on dark horses.
"From every indication it ia appar
ent that Governor Allen Is the most
probable 'dark horse' before the con
vention." continued Mulvane. "He Is
strongly rated as a presidential pos
sibility in the east. His stand on in
dustrial problems is Molding the atten
tion of many of the big men of the
party and the reception which .the
governor has received on all of his
eastern trips has ben most flattering.
Wve President Nominee Sure?
'If the convention deadlocks, I be
lieve Governor Allen has the best
chance of the dark horse field. If
almost any one of the present avowed
presinenuai canamaies snouiu win me
nomination for first place, it seems al
most certain that Governor Allen
would be nominated for vice presi
dent." Mulvane's record for clear, sensible,
unprejudiced thinking in politics will
rive his analysis more weight, per
haps, than any recent statement of
national conditions-. The verdict
which the Topokan brought home fol
lows conclusions based on three weeks
of observations in New York, Wash
ington. Philadelphia and Chicago,
with inspection trips thru Pennsyl
vania. New Jersey, Ohio, Indiana,
Michigan, Illinois and other states.
Mulvane Is a member of the Kansas
Big Four to Chicago. His aeqliaint
- nnce with national leaders and his or
ganization ability are expected to do
much in cementing the following be
hind the Kanns governor.
SAYS PRISCMADE HIM MAD
Attorney for Rnmb Plolter Suicide,
Makes Charges New Plot Foiled.
New York, May 4. Andrea Salsetlo.
anarchist and bomb plotter, who!
leaped to his death from the depart
ment of justice offices on the four
teenth floor of the Park Row build
ing, was driven insane by two months'
confinement in an office room, accord
ing to claims made by Marcus C.
. Donato. attorney for Salsedo.
Ponato also denied the statement of
Chief William J. Flynn of the depart
ment of justice that Salsedo and others
he represented were held in the build
ing with his consent. I
An attempt to assassinate Capt.
Harold Content, former assistant
United States attorney, who prosecuted I
Kmma Goldman and Alexander Berk-)
man, was made last Saturday night as:
he entered his apartments, it became!
known today. j
1 REDS PLAN KANSAS INVASION j
Demands for $1.50 rcr Hour fori
Harvest Hands I. W. W. Aim.
Kansas City. Kan.. Mav 4. Rpnnrts
to United States District Attorney Fred
rioiensoii irom tederal investigators
today showed that I. W. W. planned a
wholesale migration to Kansas during
the harvest season. According to the
reports, which were intended only for
I. W. W. leaders, they planned to de
mand Jl.DU an hour as harvest hands.
"The big drive this vear" was
scheduled to start in Oklahoma and
advance northward Into Kansas, the
tecret information stated. One hun
dred or more organizers were to be
used.
Attorney General Hopkins and State
Fire Marshal Hussey at Topeka have
been forwarded copies of the I. W W
ylans by Mr. Robertson.
F.YICT KENT STRIKERS.
Two Thousand Chlc-agoans Refuse to
Pay Higher Rentals.
Chicago. May 4. Deputy bailiffs of
the municipal court were prepared to
day to begin the eviction of tenants
who had "struck" against rent in
creases and refused to move.
More than 2,000 eviction suits had
been filed bv landlords.
Of
FORECAST FOB KANSAS.
l'fi4tled tonight and Wedneadfty.
probably nhmrrra; cooler extreme east
portion tonight.
NO RELIEF FROM DAMPNESS.
Unsettled and Showers, the Dally
Menu, Is Flora Offering;.
TODAY'S TEMPERATURES
7 o'clock 54
8 o'clock 5S
9 o'clock 57
10 o'clock 56
It o'clock 59
12 o'clock 60
1 o'clock 63
2 o'clock 63
No relief from
the showers and
cloudy, damp weather is promised in
the forecast made this morning by S.
D. Flora, state meteorologist. Low
pressure areas south and west of Kan
sas moving to the east prohibit a re
turn to settled weather conditions.
Showers were general thruout Kan
sas during the last twenty-four hours.
No precipitations reported reached an
amount of one-quarter of an inch.
Iola reported .34 of an inch. Rain
was also reported In Nebraska, Iowa,
Missouri. Texas and Arkansas.
The temperature was 52 degrees In
Topeka at 4:30 o'clock this morning.
Flora predicts 45 degrees tonight, ris
ing to 65 tomorrow afternoon. The
lowest reported in Kansas was 42 at
Presden. In the United States, the
low temperature was 34 degrees at
Havre, Mont.
All rivers in Kansas are unusually
low for this season of the year. Flora
says. There is no danger of floods un
less rains become heavy. Recent pre
cipitations have accomplished little
more than keeping the ground moist.
None have been heavy for several
days. The stage in the Kaw this
morning was S.4 feet.
Extremes for this date were 86 in
IConHnueil on Page Two.1
IS AGAINST IRISH
Supreme Body of Methodists
Adopt Resolution Unanimously.
Delegates Sow in Fight Over
League of Nations.
Des Moines, la.. May 4. The Metho
dist church today went on record as
opposed to Irish freedom.
The general conference of the
church, meeting here, unanimously
adopted a resolution urging congress
to defeat all bills, or resolutions aimed
to recognize the republic of Ireland.
The resolution was introduced by the
Rev.-J. C. Nicholson, Baltimore.
The fight to make the United States
a member of the League of Nations to
day was taken up in earnest by the
Methodist church In conference here.
The general conference voted to re
fer that part of the episcopal address
referring to the League of Nations to
the committee of the state of the
church. The section referred to urges
the president and the senate to com
promise on the treaty Issues so that
an effective League oi ,auons may
be established.
The conference was resumed early
today. The reports of the bishops
from Europe and Africa were reaa.
The reports dealt with present condi
tions in these countries.
The principal address of the day
will be delivered late this afternoon
by Bishop Francis J. McConnell, Den
ver. His subject was not announced.
Kansas City Inflammable I One mule.
He ate nearlv $400 worth nf covering, in
eluding the explosive dope used to water
proof It. from the wing of J. K. Lflgrone's
stRtidnrd airplane. The machine had been
left in an open lot
Who Said Men
S. S. Workers
Were 4 Sissies '?
That Sunday school work is man
size work and that the Kansas State
Sunday School association is a several
hundred man-power organization is
evident by a glance over the city
auditorium at any of the general ses
sions of the rifty-nrth annual con
vention of that body which began in
Topeka this morning.
A least half and probably more
than half of the delegates to the meet
ing are men, even casual observation
shows. Those whose think that being
active in Sunday school work is a "wo
man's job" are disillusioned when they
fee the many red-blooded masculine
Kansans who are present at the Sun
day school convention sessions. Many
of the men are superintendents of
Sunday schools, others are teachers of
classes, but many are merely mem
beros af Sunday school classes whose
interest in the work has earned them
the honor of being delegates to the
state convention.
"Well, probably they are sissy
'sorta" fellows," the S . S. slacker re
marks. On the contrary, the men delegates
to the convention are from the de
cidedly masculine and businesslike
element of the Kansas population.
Men of nearly all professions and oc
cupations are represented.
Judge Frank Blundon of Salina.
who argued a case in the supreme
court this morning, is a delegate to the
convention and will be in Topeka for
the remainder of the convention.
Ralph McEntire of Topeka. president
of the organization, is well known as a
citizen and business man. I. W. Gill
of Wichita, member of the executive
committee of the association, is one of
the leading business men of his home
city. Another member of the execu
tive committee, Albert Thomson, is a
prominent real estate man in Hutch
inson. Howard Rash, chairman' of the
executive committee, is a well known
manufacturer of Salina. Other ex
amples of the interest of men of af
fairs in the convention are R. M.
White. Abilene banker, state treas
urer; H. W. Bomgardner, Topeka, un
dertaker, for a number of years pres
ident of the state organization, now a
member of the executive committee
and chairman of the convention com
mittee: W. F. Muensenmayer. Junc
tion City banker, member of the state
committee; L. Cady Hodge. Topeka
photographer, who is publicity man
ager for the convention; and Dr. D.
W. Kurtz, president of McPherson college.
OFFICES TOTOPEKA!
Question Will Be Considered by
Sunday School Association.
Fifty-Fifth Annual Meeting
Opened Here This Morning.
PLAN TO INCREASE BUDGET
More Than Two Thousand Ex
pected at Convention.
Rct. F. G. Richards to Act as
Temporary Secretary.
The possibility of changing the loca
tion of the state offices of the Kansas
Sunday School association from Abi
lene to Topeka is an Important con
sideration which will come before the
fifty-fifth annual convention of the
organization, which opened in Topeka
this morning. It is a question that
will be decided before the close of the
convention.
J. H. F.ngle. of Abilene, secretary of
tho Kansas State Sunday School as
sociation. For " nearly twenty-five years the
headquarters of the association has
been at Abilene. It is felt that the
business of the association could be
transacted better and more speedily in
a larger city. Establishment of the
permanent office in Topeka would
mean bringing of about thirty em
ployes of the office to this city.
Mrs. C. G. Hamilton, Topeka.
The choice of Abilene as the loca
tion for the state office was partly be
cause of its convenience for J. H. En-
gle of Abilene, general secretary of
the association, who has held that of
fice for twenty-four years. Because of
his energetic and faithful service to
the organization for such a long per
iod, the association will give Engle
and his family a trip to the interna
tional Sunday school convention in
Japan in October. F.ngle has disposed
of his property in Abilene and it is
possible to change the location of the
state offices without discommoding
the general secretary, who will remain
in Europe for three months.
The success of Topeka in obtaining
the offices of the state Sunday school
body will depend largely upon the co
operation of the local Chamber of
Commerce, it is understood.
May Increase Budget.
Another important question before
the convention concerns the annual
budget of the association. The average
yearly budget has been $12,000. but it
is thought advisable by many officials
and members to make It $26,000 for
this year.
It is understood that Rev. Frank G.
Richards, superintendent of the young
I peoples' division of the state associa
tion, and a prominent figure at tne
convention, will be appointed to take
charge of the duties of general secre
tary in the absence of Engle. The
Rev. Mr. Richards is pastor of the
Christian church at Holton. Kan.
Delegates numbering more than
2.000 were expected to register at the
state house before noon today and
were to be assigned accommodations
by the Chamber of Commerce. The
first official event of the convention
was the meeting of the state executive
committee this morning at nine
o'clock at the National hotel. Mem
bers of the committee are Howard C.
Rash, chairman. Salina; James H. Lit
tle. LaCrosse; W. F. Muenzenmayer.
Junction City; J. D. Stratton. Ottawa;
Rev. E. E. Stauffer. Lawrence: Albert
lOonttnoed on Pave Two. t
DUBLIN TO OBEY SI.VV FEIN.
City Council Sends Notice of Decision
to President Wilson.
Dublin. May. 4. The city council
has adopted a resolution acknowledg
ing the authority of the Sinn Fein
parliament as the duly elected govern
ment of the Irish people.
It decided to undertake to make rhe
decrees of the parliament effective.
Copies of the resolution were sent
to President Wilson, Vice President
Marshall and Speaker Gillett.
SI Ifwmi
. ,.i
Gave Marriage Acid Test
Five Years; Now She Says
"The Dew Still on the Rose 99
Fannie Hurst, Noted Writer, Celebrates Fifth Anniversary
by Announcing Her Husband's Existence Have
Lived and Worked Separately.
New Tork, May . Fannie Hurst,
noted writer, celebrated today the
fifth anniversary of her marriage to
Jacques S. Danielson, pianist and com
poser, by telling the world of the
union, which previously was kept a
secret.
Miss Hurst said she and her hus
band decided to keep the affair a se
cret, to "try out marriage for a year
and at the end of that period go quiet
ly apart, should the venture prove a
liahilitv instead of an asset."
Miss Hurst said she was "rirmiy oi
the opinion that nine out of ten al
liances I saw about me were merely
sordid endurance tests overgrown with
the fungi of familiarity and con
tempt," Her marriage. Miss iiurst saia. was
the "working out of a problem of the
highly specialized needs of two pro
fessional people." Some of the de
tails of the arrangement as explained
by Miss Hurst were:
Living separately, maintaining sep
arate apartments and meeting "as per
inclination and by appointment.
Average of two breakfasts a ween
together.
HUNTS HIS VICTIMS
Los Angeles "Bluebeard" Is
Guiding Officials to Grares.
Issues Statement Declaring
Himself Tender Hearted.
Dixieland, Cal., May 4. The body
of Nina Lee Deloney was found by the
searching party directed by Walter
Andrew Watson, her alleged slayer, at
10:10 o'clock today.
Dixieland. Cal-, May 4. Five miles
north of Coyote Wells, Watson halted
the ambulance.
"There's the gulch," he said.
Assisted by deputy sheriffs Watson
walked to a spot near a small cliff.
''There's the ledge," he said, point
ing. Deputy sheriffs turned a few
shovelfuls of earth and revealed the
body.
Loa Angeles, May 4. Guided per
sonally by Walter Andrew Watson,
alias James R. Huirt. alleged bigamist
and murderer, Los Angeles county of-
ricers today renewed tne search in an
isolated and desolate portion of San
Diego county for the grave of Nina
Lee Deloney, one of five "wives" Wat
son is said to have confessed he killed.
The start was made from Elcentro,
Cal., to which point Watson was taken
from here late last night. Before
boarding the train Watson Issued thru
his attorney a long statement-in which
he reviewed the acts set forth in his
alleged confession to the district at
torney, and concluded with the query:
Is It reasonable to think my acts
are the work of a sane man who ws
in a position to control himself or to
understand the risk of exposure he
ran?"
Says He's Tender Hearted.
He described himself as ordinarily
"tender hearted and easily moved to
tears at the sight of sadness or dis
tress and ever ready to help relieve
such condition" and working as best
he could "to make the world better."
He said he had lived with three
wives at the same time in San Fran
cisco and risked detection by escorting
them to restaurants and theaters and
had done practically the same thing
in other cities.
"I wonder." he continued, "if the
public cannot see the logical position
of my case and. instead of clamor for
revenge, give my actions and mental
condition just consideration.
"My every act shows I am to be
pitied more than to be blamed for
having developed into this strange and
uncontrollable condition, but I am
anything else but my natural self."
In making the statement public the
attorney described it as his client's
"unaided verbatim statement, written
in long hand by himself,"
Find Two More Wives.
Two additional "wives were
brought to light today. Alice M. Hunt,
a young nurse, whose parents live in
Santa Barbara, Cal.. admitted to de
tectives that she married Harvey In
Mexioali, Lower California, in Octo
ber. 1919. She said Harvey disap
peared soon after the marriage, tell
ing her he was going to Alaska on
business.
Chief of Police Bailey of Wallace.
Idaho, notified the local authorities
that Mrs. M. E. Goldensmith of Wal
lace declared she married Harvey un
der the name of Newton in Tacoma,
Wash., in January.
SAYS HE GRABBED COLLEGE.
Widow or Valparaiso C. Makes Charge
Against Husband's Secretary.
Chicago. May 4. J. Newton Roe,
secretary to former President Henry
A. Brown of Valparaiso university,
has assumed ownership and "misap
propriated hundreds of thousands of
dollars" of the Chicago College of
Dental Surgery. It was charged in a
suit filed here today.
Mrs. Neva A. Brown, widow of the
former Valparaiso university presi
dent, brought the suit- She charged
her husband placed the Chicago school
in Roe's hand believing he would be
able to manage it better. Since Pres
ident Brown's death Roe has refused
to make an accounting to Mrs. Brown
or return $250,000 in stocks of the
school, the suit claimed.
PROBE SUGAR PROFITEERING.
Kansas City Wholesalers and Brokers
"Invited" to Defend Themselves.
Kansas City. Mo.. May 4. Federal
probe of irregularities and high prices
of sugar among wholesalers and brok
ers was to be continued here all this
week, according to United States Dis
trict Attorney Wilson here today.
Federal authorities have invited two
Kansas City firms to appear before the
district attorney and . defend them
selves against apparent violations - oi
the Lever act, it vu stated.
Miss Hurst to retain her maiden
name.
In the event of an offspring, the
child should be given the paternal
name until reaching the age of discre
tion and then should be allowed to
make its own decision.
Declaring the venture was a suc
cess. Miss Hurst declared:
"After a five year acid test, the dust
is still on ihe butterfly wings of our
adventure. The dew is on the rose."
Warns Brides Against It.
Washington, May 4. "We seem to
have a new turn in the trial marriage
proposition." said Miss Florence King,
president of the National Woman's
Association of Commerce, commenting
today on the marriage arrangements
of Fannie Hurst, the writer.
"However, should all the June
brides for 1920 make plans similar to
those - Miss Hurst says she has fol
lowed, there would be a sorry state of
things. She speaks of some marriages
being endurance tests. That may be
true, but it makes the goal of a home
and"- children all the more worth
while. May I ask Miss Hurst if life
is not a long distance endurance test?"
WOMEN IN LEAGUE
Episcopalians Organize at State
ConTention Here.
Wisconsin Bishop Speaks May
. Fete This Afternoon.
Organization of the Church Service
league was undertaken by Episcopa
lian women this Tnorning in the third
day's meeting of the sixty-first annual
convention of the Episcopal diocese of
Kansas.
The obiect of the organization is to
effect a centralization of the various
groups of women's Individual organiza
tions in order that they may exert a
combined effort along lines of church
policy. !
The women's meeting was held in
Bethany chapel with Mrs. John Mc
Ewen Ames, of Arkansas City, as
chairman. ''-?..
Mies Elisabeth Matthews, of Glen
dale, Ohio, a member, of the national
corairlflssion on, woman's- work, and
president of the Woman's Auxiliary
diocese of southern Ohio, explained the
object of a centralized organization.
Miss Matthews was , to make three
talks on the organization movement
from the standpoints of national or
ganization, diocesan organization and
parochial organization.
Individual units to be embodied In
the one main group, the Church Serv
ice League, include: the Woman's Aux
iliary, Parochial Guild, Girl's Friendly
Society. Daughters of the King. Church
Schools, Church Periodical club, and
hospitals. .
The Church Service league will be
formally organized tomorrow and of
ficers installed.
Third House to "Legislature.
It is regarded as a movement of the
utmost significance to the progress of
the Episcopal church. It means tho
addition of a third house to the legis
lative body of the church. The clergy
and -laymen form two houses and the
women a third.
Clergymen and laymen met this
mom'.ng in Guild hall. George C.
Thompson was elected secretary of the
diocese: Charles Blood Smith, chan
cellor of the diocese, and D. W. Nellls,
treasurer of the diocese. The most Im
portant features of the business meet
ing affecting church legislation will be
undertaken In tomorrow's meeting, ac
cording to Dean Kaye.
The afternoon was to be given over
to general conferences.
Rev. E. A. Edwards was in charge
of the college work conference. The
Episcopal church is interested in col
lege work at Lawrence, Manhattan,
Pittsburg and Emporia. Episcopalian
ministers from these places attended
tne conference. The conference on re
ligious education was in charge of
Miss Helen Bowerman, educational
secretary. Rev. Carl Nau, of Emporia,
was a speaker.
Bishop or Wisconsin Speaks.
The chief speaker of the afternoon
In the confernce of faith and order
was the Right Reverend Reginal He
ber Weller, D. D., bishop of the dio
cese of Fond-du-lac. Wis., a member of
the commission which visited churches
on the continent and the Near East.
This commission secured the co-operation
of Ecumenical Patriarchate at
Constantinople. Alexandria, Jerusa
lem and in the churches of Greece.
Rumania, Servia. Antioch and Bul
garia. The Bethany May fete was to be
held at 4 o'clock this afternoon. At
6 o'clock tonight there is to be a Girls'
Friendly supper. In charge of Miss
May Case Marsh, field secretary of the
society.
At 8 o'clock tonight there is to be a
mass meeting in Grace Cathedral.
The Reverend George Craig Stewart,
D. D., L. H. D., rector of St. Luke's
church, Evanston. 111., will be the
chief speaker. Large numbers of per
sons have been turning out to hear
Reverend Stewart, who is regarded as
one of the leading speakers of the
church. . . .. -
All joint conferences are meeting
in Guild hall. Conferences and busi
ness meetings for women's organiza
tions are to meet in Bethany -college
chapel. Conferences for men are to
be held In the Guild hall. All mass
meetings and sen-ices will be held in
Grace cathedral.
Union Fights Price Hike,
Chicago. May 4.- Attempts of
master barbers to increase the price
of haircuts to 75 cents because of
.wage- increases granted would be
fought by the Journeymen Barbers'
union. A. B Raymond, business
agent, declared today; '
TO MEXICO CITY
Three Rebel Armies Plan Big
Anti-Carranza Campaign.
Rebels at Agua Prieta HaTe
. Plenty of Munitions.
THREATEN GENERAL STRIKES
Revolutionists to Use "ew
"Weapon to Gain Ends.
Will Xot Paralyze Nation Unless
President Stubborn.
Agua Prieta, Sonora, May 4. The
revolutionary armies of Mexico will
soon start their inarch on Mexico Citv.
Gen. P. Elias Calles, field commander
of the revolutionists, declared today.
Calles will leave Agua Prieta within
three or four days at the head of an
army bound for the state of Chihua
hua. There he will join forces with
the revolting army. He plans to start
south then for the capital city.
Simultaneously, the army under
General Flores, now marching down
the
west coast near Mazatlan. will
nave Mexico City for its objectives. A
third army, Calles declared, is gather
ing in the interior near Mexico City.
Unite Three Armies.
These three armies are to unite, un
der Calles plan, in a converging move
ment on the capital.
That was the plan of campaign
Calles outlined when he was Inter
viewed in his headquarters in the out
skirts of Agua Prieta today. Head
quarters building is a small adobe hut,
bristling with sentries, clerks and
members of Calles's staff.
That the Calles forces are well sup
plied with ammunition was evidenced
by some 200,000 rounds in the room
in which the general was found. Guns
were stacked everywhere.
A general strike of Mexican labor is
a potential weapon possessed by the
revolutionists for use against Presi
dent Carranza, General Calles, military
commander in the northwest, an
nounced nere tooay.
"Labor organizations are active ev
erywhere in Mexico for the liberal
constitutionalist movement," General
calles said.
"The strike will be called only as a
last resort and from the success that
Is attending the revolutioin it will not
be necessary. Our aim is to disturb
conditions and industry as little as
possible."
CAN'T TOUCH U. S.
Rebels HaTe Taken Almost All
Northern Mexico.
Carranza Practically Cut
From American Border.
Off
Washington, May 4. Relief was
shown-both in government circles and
by revolutionary agents here today
when it became known that Juarez,
Mex.. where revolutionary fighting al
ways has been a potential internation
al danger, had been taken by the
rtbels without a fight.
While preparations for the safe
guarding of Americans at East Coast
ports of Mexico by the dispatch of ad
ditional naval units went forward and
Carranza's reply to the sharp repre
sentations made by this government
regarding the murder of two more
Americans near Mexico City wan
awaited, the chief interest appeared to
be in the modified military plans it
was assumed the occupation of the
border town would cause rebel lead
ers to adopt. e
Revolution Bloodless.
Until now the rebels have succeeded
in laniug irum uarranza almost nail
his territory without a battle, but mil
itary men here who have watched the
developments of the revolution assume
a few stubborn contests are Inevitable
unless averted by further defections
in the federal forces. Mexican agents
here persist in their assertions that
further cases of government troops de
clining battle will hasten the end of
their struggle.
With rebels on the east and the
west, the only outlet to the American
border left the Mexican government is
thru Laredo and Eagle Pass.
Notwithstanding the rapid progress
the rebels have made, however, there
has been nothing in the reports re
ceived here that has caused American
officers to believe Carranza will be
forced to surrender or run for a con
siderable period of time. An increased
restriction of his lone of operations
was regarded as not unlikely thru the
culling oi an nis lines 01 communica
tion, both to the north and to the sea
coast, but even then, they indicated,
a loyal tho reduced army could hold
its own for many weeks on account
of organization and greater supplies.
ANOTHER "JIGGS" SHOW.
! HnndreH nf Klildiea Tiim1 : Awav
From State Journal Party.
Hundreds of Topeka ' youngsters
were turned away from the Cozy the
ater Monday afternoon to see the
showing of the Mack Sennett rural
comedy. "Down o nthe Farm." and
the first issue of the "Bringing Up
aFther" picture, at the invitation of
I Miss Ruth Wright, manager.
I The doors of the Cozy theater
opened at 4:30 o'clock, free to school
children under fourteen years of age.
The youngsters from Assumption
school arrived first, shortly after 3
o'clock, about 300 strong. More than
450 children crowded into the Cozy,
guests of Miss Wright and The State
Journal.
It was almost in tears that the re
maining thousand or more children
dispersed to their homes, disappointed
at not being able to see "Jiggs," with
whom they had become familiar thru
The State Journal. Miss Wright ex
pects to be able to arrange to have
another show for the children.
Wellington Population Increased.
Washington. May 4. Today's report
from the census bureau gives Welling
ton. Kan., a population of 7,933 for
1S20. This is an increase of 1,232
over the report for 1910, or 18.4 per
cent.
Newsboys To Be
Admitted Free 1
To Legion Show
The American Legion carnival.
which opened here Monday night, has
invited the newsboys to be Its guests I
Friday night. At that time the news
venders of The State Journal and the
Daily Capital will be admitted free
and will attend in a body. The In
dustrial school boys also will be in
vited. It wiH be a great night for the
"itanir."
Small boys were the chief worry of,
the employes of the athletic show at
the Rice & Dorman carnival Monday j
nii.hr Tn.w evIno.H iich Ftrflt In 1
terest and such a lack of funds that '
several holes were punched in the tent I
wall that obstructed their vision.
In spite of the threatening weather.
the opening show of the carnival was j
well attended. It Is larger and has
more attractions than the average, al- i
tho many of the shows are familiar
to Topekans. A baby monkey excited
much interest and laughter on the
part of the children.
The merry-go-round, tne whip and
all the usual freaks, sideshows and .
'spielers" at the stands are there in
profusion. The water carnival igood!v
and the diving acts are commendable.
No performances are given in the at-1
ternoons, except on Saturday. '
Miss Sara Ashton, of the capper geles, one of Herber Hoover's ud
Publications, was still well in the lead : rt .,.,. . ,L .
today in the race for queen of the ' ?osed strongholds, featured the early
carnival. The total number of votes "ours of the primary election in Cal-
cast for her up until noon today num- ,
bered 3.532. Miss Helen Campbell
of the Santa Fe offices, stood second
with 2,813 votes: Miss Betty Fyffe. of
Washburn, third with 1,774: Miss:1" California could see nothing but a
Genevieve Schuler, of the Santa r e i oig Johnson majority as a result or
offices, fourth with 1.308; Miss Aileen i today's balloting. . Johnson in his race
Officer, of Halls, fifth with 545. and;, . T. ., .
Miss Marie Moore, of Washburn, sixth , ' f'te-d,BStCS emLte "rTi
with F.1-, l state by 296.000. He has always
with 635.
The girl who is in the lead tomor
row night will be given 1.000 votes, it
was announced by Adjutant John
Bergen, of the American Legion.
DEATHTOLLGROWS
Fatalities From Tornado
Peggs May Reach 70.
at
SeTenty-Five Xames on List of
SeTerely Injured.
Muskogee, May 4. The death toll
of the cyclone, that wiped the little
town of Peggs in northwestern Chero
kee county off the map Sunday night
may reach seventy, it was indicated
today when reports of several addi
tional deaths as a result of injuries
reached Muskogee. .
The death list last night stood at SI
and six- more victims were reported to
day. Physicians and rescue- workers
estimsted that possibly a score of se
verely wounded would not survive.
There were 75 names on a list of se
verely injured compiled today by a
local afternoon newspaper.
Peggs this morning buried its dead.
There was one great funeral for the
n.n& , V, o .. .ff .' vWlm. n.r4.hino ill,
to this mornln. Whole families were
placed in single graves. Relief Is be-
ing sent the stricken town from Mus-
kogee and Tahlequah and offers of
inr hv heen received from
outside towns.
. r . v,.. .tAMew
injured are in Muskogee hospitals and,
an eoual number is bein cared for in i
S5.i--a- "mter is Deing careo. tor in
Tahlequah
No estimate of the property loss was
available today. Damage to the farm
ing community was great.
TRY DRASTIC CURE
French GoTernment Arresting
Leaders of Walkout.
Miners' Unions in Sympathy
IVIth Reds, Call Strike.
Paris. Mav 4. Additional arrests
were expected today in the govern-1 ence primary. Altho weather condiment-
effort to break the eeneral ! tiuns were Ideal, politicians forecast
strike called by railway, dock and
mine workers to enforce their de
mands for nationalization of basic in
dustries.
Several radical leaders In. various
cities were taken into custody jester-
day and last night. convention, .-vo uemocrais were n-
The -cabinet was to meet again to- tered In the primars-. All Republican
day to take further action on the gov- ; candidates have made strenuous cam
ernment's program. The strike. It was paigns.
learned officially, is considered -revo- i Indiana will send thirty Republican
lutionary in character. . ! delegates to the national convention
Miners" executives in the industrial : and thirty to the Democratic eonven-
section of the Anzin basin, in the cen -
ter of France's greatest coal fields, or
dered their men to stop work today.
Similar action was taken in the Loire
district. Miners in the Haute Loire.
-n. Caen i'ni. Btntflf ,-..UrHV
1 - . - - - - - '-
ROOMER LEFT GAS JET OPEN
Explosion Four Days Later Hurt Four, , Friends of Herbert Hoover looked
Three of Them Seriously. I askance at the ruling of the
! board of election commissioners that
Kansas City. Mo., May 4. Four per- j no names could be written in on the
sons were burned, three of them seri-1 Indiana ballots. The Hooverites had
ouslr, when gas exploded in a room- hoped that he would receive a bl
ing house here last night. written in vote.
For several days the odor of gas Wood Leads In Maryland,
had been prevalent In the house, and Baltimore. May 4. MaJ. Gen.
last night J. B. Price, his wif.- and : Leonard Wood defeated Senator Hl
Fred Campbell, a roomer, went td In- I ram w. Johnson of California, In sa
vestigate. A match was struck and ; unusually light vote yesterday In the
when the door to a closeU room was : primaries for Maryland's preference
opened the explos on followed. Fred I .'Continued Ton Page" Tiro.)'
Woods, who lived next door, was
burned about the hands and arms ! BIG MEETING OF EDITORS.
when he extinguished the flames on ' ,. , ,
Mrs. Price's clothing as she ran from President Townsley. of State AswoU.
the house. ' lion. Looks for Record Convention.
It was reported a roomer, who; x? Townsley. publisher of the
vacated the premises several days ago, rjreat Bend Tribune, and president of
had left a gas jet open. jthe KanRaa state Editorial assocla-
... Irr! vilirr'iv jtlon. a Topeka visitor today. Is pre-
RIHK 1ALI.E1 IN DISORDER. L, .v.- lr ..therine of edl-
Germu Troos
dorr
London.
have broken
. . r - - ,-. n ,. - .i c . . i... -
Again Occupy Dussel- ' tors in the history of tne
and South Wescl. lion at iiuicnuiKun rn-ij
May 4. New disorders r o this week. A lull program o.
, ... i ,k r,..v, ji.-i. editorial talks, suggestions, rimt'in
occupied Duseeidorf and South Wesel. i pekans on the prosram Include Imrt
an Exchange Telegraph dispatch from Zum wait. Josph E. Marshall. E. E.
Amsterdam today said. Kelley, Homer Foltz and the members
More serious disorders In the in- of the Topeka Press club who will In
dustrial district were feared, the dis- troduce the editors to a farce en thUsd
patch added. "The Court of Political Relatlows."
HOOVER IN LAST
STRENGTH TEST
IN HOME STATE
Early Voting Shows First Blood
for Hiram Johnson.
Balloting Light in Places
FaTorable to Food Cr.ar.
Unftn 11111 MUNSnU PI ICU
IIUUU AflU JUnilOUfl ULAOil
Minnesota and Indiana G. O. P.
Busy Today.
f..i pi ,j . .. ,
general Received Majority Dele-
gates at Maryland Primary.
oar, a r .
' 1
wnere senator
supposed to be
strongest, and light voting in Los An.
ifornia today.
Experienced observers with their
eyes on Johnson's past performances
oeen a remarkable vote getter in his
own state.
On the other hand. Hoover's
strength is unknown. He has never
been in politics. This Is his first real
campaign.
While Johnson workers declare a
victory for Johnson will eliminate
Hoover, the supporters of the latter
quickly deny this. They say that
Hoover will carry the state but that if
he should only get a foothold in I he
state's delegation he would still be the
dominating factor at Chicago.
Charge Hearst Alliance.
Ralph P. Merritt. Hoover's cam
paign manager, came out today with
a statement in which he laid down
the issues as he saw them.
"Johnson's alliance with Hearst and
his alliance with certain reactionaries
of California whom he has1 fought for
years, abused and vilified, and who
now represent him as delegates on
his ticket and his alliance with the
discontented and red-radical ele
ments of the eastern states have hurt
him most in California.
"The difference between Johnson
and Hoover in this - campaign is
evinced by their headquarters, John
son in the richly -ornate Palace hotel
at a rental of a thousand dollars a
month. The Hoover headquarters In
a: one story shack, paying no rent
whatever; the Johnson headquarters
manned by state officers at the state's
, expense; the Hoover headquarters
I manned by volunteers.
Pact Is Not Ine.
Altho Hoover and Johnson repre-
"V'i. ..3 """T".? ? eau"
j of Nations fight, the league has been
a minT. " tne campaign,
Merritt predicted that Hoover would
I carry the state by 60.000 votes if 00.-
: 000 votes are cast. Johnson men pre-
! dieted majorities ranging from 75.000
?eT ISO 000
Tne registered vote of the state is
which 9H.7S7 are R-
! publican. 217. 7S7 Democrats and 1$.-
214 Prohibitionists. The remainder
are listed as Progressives. Socialists
jand scattering.
irio xyemvcrauc oauoi contains
twenty-seven names. from which
twenty-six will be selected. Henry H.
Childers of Los Angeles, who has de
clared himself in favor of a more lib
oral interpretation of the national pro
hibition law. is running as the Inde
pendent candidate on this ticket.
Voters are permitted to demand any
party ballot they may desire todsy.
regardless of party affiliation at the
time of registration.
Wood vs. Johnson In Indiana.
- Indianapolis, Ind., May 4. Indiana
had done little voting today In the first
hour of the state presidential prefer-
light balloting.
Senator Hiram Johnson. MaJ. Gen.
Leonard Wood, Governor Frank O.
Lowden and Senator Warren Harding
were contesting today for tbe state's
j delegates to the Republican national
jtion.
No "Written In" Votes.
It was expected that 220.000 votes
would be cast and a majority of thess
necessary to bind the state delega
I .. .. . :
iinns to mi convenuwin. rvm
claimed that Johnson would receive a
plurality of seven or eight thousand,
while Wood's headquarters said his
plurality would be 10 per cent.
'&nd cures has brv
arranged.
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