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Probably showers tonight and Fri day; not much change In temi,emture. The Evening Newspaper of Kansas HOME EDITION TOPEKA, KANSAS, THURSDAY EVENING, MAY 6, 1920 EIGHT PAGES FOUR CENTS NEW S. S. OFFICERS II. P. Armstrong, Atchison, Is Elected President. W. IV. Bowman, Topeka, Treas urer of State Body. ADOPT ENLARGED PROGRAM Credit for High School Bible Study One of Goals. Convention Closes With Meet ing at Auditorium Tonight. NEW OFFICERS K. S. S. S- A. President H. r. Armstrong. Atihlson. Vle presidents C'hlldrf o's iHvIkIciu, Mrs. A. Cnsppell. St. John; young people's division, Klwnod M. Brook. Oberlin; Bilnlt llvlslnn, tv. H. Ynder, Morrill; administra tive division, Wslter Anderson, Lincoln, 'lreasurer, V. W. Ilowinau, Topeka. An enlarged program for the Kan sas State Sunday .School association for 1921, almost doubling the activi ties and finances of the organization, was adopted at the morning session of the fifty-fifth annual convention of the association at the city auditorium today. Howard C. Rash, of Salina, Kan. The yearly budget has been in creased from an average of about $12,000 to $26,000 to make it suffi cient for the enlarged prograrri. The executive committee announced today the following goals for the 1320-21 work of the association; J-KnlAr(r"iit the etnplo"- itr.fT to' fire persons, beading their respective divisions of the stnte work, intensify ing the Kerrice wuk-h suon depart ments shnll be equipped to render te the counties, districts and schools in every part of the state. This means two new professional workers. 2 -Kstnhlishtuir ten community train ing schools in as many wide-a-wake KansnH cities. :i Kstntiltslilnff dnily vacation schools In ten centers of the state. 4 Holding . tea . older boys confer ences. ."Holding ten older girls confer ences. i' Strengthening 105 county organ izations. 7 Widening ' activity in securing high school Bible study credits. K Sending twenty Kansas boys and ten girls to the Lake tieneva training camps. Pick Salaried Officers 1-atr-r. H. Armstrong; of Atchison suc ceeded Jlalph Mclntlre of Topeka as president of the Kansas State Sunday School association when the report of the nominating committee was adopt ed by the convention this morning. Other new officers include four vice presidents as follows; Mrs. h a I Chappell. St. John, children's division; Elwnotl M. Brooks. Oberlin. young ' presiueni. or ine lvansas .-late sunaay people's division; W. H. Toder. adult;scho1 association, introduced J. H. division; Walter Anderson, Lincoln, ! Engle of Abilene, general secretary for administrative division. W. W. Bow- twenty-four years, mun of Topeka was elected treasurer. ' The general secretary and four new I "The Sunday school workers are for secretarles for the field staff, the sal- petting the lure of the picture card to aried leaders Of the association, are to 'be small scholars," is the opinion of be chosen at a meeting of the execu-!w- W. Clemmer. who spoke for the tlve committee this afternoon. It is 1 Interchurch World movement Wednes- prohable that J. H. Engle, secretary I of the association for years, will be re-elected. twenty-four I I Apportionment of Budget. The apportionment of the newly adopted budget is announced as fol lows: General Administration and Field Or ganization $o,02." i Children's Id vision. . . '. II 375 ; Business Mnnagement 4.400 Young People's Idvision 4. "IT.; Adults nnd Administrative Division.. 3,"75 State Convention l.fino Kansas Sunday School Journal 1.200 Internatlon nnd World Association... 2,000 Miscellaneous 930 Total $25,000 Four members of the executive com mittee, whose terms expired this year have been re-elected to serve until a-e. invy are jas. n. jitiie. l.a Crosse: W. F. Muenzenmayer, Junc tion City: J. L. Stratton. Ottawa; and J Albert Thomson, Hutchinson. A new member of the committee is R. N. I McEntire of Topeka, retiring president. Other retiring officers are R. M. White of Abilene, treasurer; P. T. Ellis, Pitts burg, vice-president of the adult divi sion; and H. P. Armstrong of Atchi son, vice-president of the administra tion division. Entertained Rotary Club. Leaders in Sunday school work took charge of the entertainment at the weekly Rotary club dinner at the I Sedgwick county delegates lunched Chamber of Commerce today. Presi-1 together at the Y. M. C. A. today, dent D. W. Kurtz of McPherson col- Marlon county delegates had luncheon lege talked to the Rotarians on "Re- i at Pelletier's tea room. ligious Education"; Mrs. L. E. De ' . , Shazo of Independence. Kan. gave a ne r the mo8t Sunday group of readings and Paul Lawless ' scho1 "'orkers "t tne convention is Of Topeka gave a vocal solo Mrs. Bertha Owens of Oil City. Kan., An important measure adopted by i growing community near El Dorado, the convention is the decision to move " cit"" is to npw and small a com the state headquarters of the Kansas ! mun"y to have denominational State Sundov School association from churches, so it has organized a com Abllene to Topeka. The change will munlty church. Six denominations are bring the thirty or more Sunday represented in the community church. chool workers to Topeka. Coddinp; on Afternoon Program. An important round table confer ence was to be conducted at the First Presbyterian church this afternoon by Ralph McEntire. president of the as sociation, discussion to cover various dministratlve measures. Another in- teresting event of the afternoon was to be a lecture by Warden J. K. Cod - FORECAST FOR KANSAS. Probably showers tonight and Fri day ; not much change la temperature. WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE" Rain General Tbruout State Coming Tomorrow. -More TODAY'S TEMPERATURES. 7 o'clock Gt 8 o'clock 5 4 9 o'clock 63 10 o'clock 63 11 o'clock 63 12 o'clock 64 1 o'clock 66 2 o'clock 60 "More rain coming tonight and Fri day but we can still be thankful that there will be no frost," said S. I. Flora, state meteorologist, this morn ing. It was raining again this morning thruout the entire state of Kansas In Topeka .63 of an inch had been reported up to 2 o'clock this afternoon. All weather stations reported pre cipitation. The heaviest reports in cluded: Coldwater, .07; Hays City, 1.16; Hutchinson, 1 inch; Scott City, 1.12. All other reports were under one inch. . Areas of low pressure are still hang ing over the territory south and south west of Kansas. ThlB guarantees a continuation of unsettled, rain weath er. Flora says the chances for rain tomorrow are better than fifty-fifty. Temperatures Wednesday afternoon were between 70 and 75 degrees thru out the state. A temperature of 64 degrees was recorded at Topeka at 7 o'clock this morning. Fifty degrees is the expected low temperature for (Continued on Page Two. GOES TO TRIAIj FOR MURDER. Wealthy Mt. Clemens Man Accused of Auto Mystery Crime. Mount Clemens. Mich., Mav 6. "Lloyd Prevost, 22, was to go on trial here today charged with the murder of J. Stanley Brown, wealthy eccen tric, whose body was found leaning on the wheel of his automobile near here the morning of December 24. Judge F. S. Lamb of Cadillac, be fore whom the trial will be held, in dicated early today that no further delays would be permitted. Had Fan and May Die. Hutchinson, May 6. J. Bass, an employe at the light plant, fell from a. scaffold Wednesday noon and was so badly hurt that surgeons say he will probably die. ding of the state penitentiary on ''Cur ing and Preventing Crime." The surprising statement that one half of the population of the United States attends no church was made by Dr. Osbert W. Warmingham of Boston university at the general meet ing at the auditorium last night. Chil dren kVt y schor only twenty four hours a year, he said, and only about half the students attend regu larly. Show S. S. MOvics Tonight. Motion pictures showing community Sunday school needs will be of much interest at the meeting tonight at the auditorium, the last session of the convention, when the following pro gram will be given: ' 7 :0ft ripe organ recital, Dean H. V. Stearns. 7 :.'10 Meeting Community Needs. tr dem onstration, film, Community Motion Picture Bureau. 8:00 Worship in song, M. C. Holman and Itev. George A. Kraft. Convention offering. ' Announcements. 8 :P,0 Addresses:. "A Near View of the Near East." lr. A. J. Culler; "Meeting the Needs of the West and the East," Kev. W. A. Elliott. Adjournment. . , A FEW "GOLDEN TEXTS" 'The best secretary a president ever worked for." is the manner in which Ralph McEntire of .Topeka. retiring day. "One of the most attractive things about Sunday school to me in my days as a beginning scholar was the colored picure card illustrating the golden texts." Because delegates had shown bo much interest in the lectures of Presi dent D. W. Kurtz, of McPherson- col lege, on "Christian Fundamentals," a dealer in books and pamphlets who has a booth In the state house, ordered two hundred copies of Doctor Kurtz's book, "Studies in Doctrine." The two hun dred copies did not supply the demand of delegates. President Kurtz is one of the foremost educators of the country, and is in great demand as a lecturer. He won a Yale scholarship after working his way thru a smaller college, and after finishing Yale was one of the few Americans admitted to the highest schools of learning in Ger many. "We shall never be able to keep children from whispering in church until we get their elders to quit." said Prof. Lemuel E. Gibson, physiogno mist and lecturer of Des Moines, la., in his address before the convention this morning. Professor Gibson gave an interesting talk on "Christ in the Tem ple." the famous painting by Hoffman, and its appropriateness for use in Sunday school work. autjuiuiiis u .viia. u.eiis, nnu is in charge of the primary department of the church. Howard C. Rash of Salina, for seven years chairman of the executive com mittee and for thirty-four years member of the committee, declined re- election to the office because of poor i health. He s the father of the Rev. ' Clifton E. Rash, formerly of Topeka. TV0 BIG FIGHTS Missouri and Xew York Conven tions In Controversies. Rival Delegations at Kansas City Delay Session. UNIT RULE FIGHT AT ALBANY Lat Returns Pile Up California Majority for Johnson. Wood Leads in Indiana With Majority of 10,000. Kansas City, May 6. After a ses sion lasting virtually all night and this afternoon, the credentials committee of the Republican state committee voted to seat an organization delega tion from Jackson county headed by Thomas, Marks. The committee then proceeded to take up the claims of rival delegations from Buchanan county. Meantime, the convention continued to await completion of the credentials committee's work, being unable to proceed with its business until the contests had been decided. Centra! Committee Reversed. The vote on seating the Jackson county organization delegation was 10 to 5S4. Leaders of the anti-organi zation delegation announced they ex pected a minority report of the cre dentials commmittee would be sub mitted to the convention and that it would be impossible to avoid an ex tended fight on the floor. Members of the credentials committee said ev ery effort was being made to expedite the Buchanan county hearing in order that the convention might go to work at once. The credentials committee reversed the action of the state central commit tee and seated the anti-organization delegation from Buchanan county headed by C. U. Philley. The state central committee had seated an or ganization delegation headed by John Albus. N. Y- Fights Unit Rule. Albany, May 6. New York state's delegates and alternates to the Demo cratic national convention at San Francisco were gathering here today for a two days' conference, to be opened tonight at the call of William w. Farley, chairman of the Demo cratic committee. The announced purpose of the meeting was the elec tion of officers of the delegation and the discussion of planks that might be submitted to the platform com mittee at San Francisco. Indications were that the meeting would not be entirely harmonious as a group of up-state delegates, under -the-leadership of Congressman George if. Dunn, of Schenectady, were pre pared to protest against the adoption of a unit rule, the Inclusion of a wet plank in the platform and the re election of Norman K. Mack, of Buf falo, as the New York member of the national Democratic committee. At the unofficial Democratic com mittee meeting, held here In February, resolution was adopted which was intended to .bind the delegates to the national convention to a unit rule. Mr. Dunn declares that this action is illegal and does not bind the delegates on the ground that a party convention cannot adopt a unit rule in states where direct primary election are held. Johnson Increases Lead. San Francisco, May 6- Belated re turns from California's presidential preference election held Tuesday had early today increased to 156,899, the lead of the Sen. Hiram V. Johnson group of delegates over the Herbert C. Hoover ticket. "With all but 691 of the 6.724 pre cincts in the state heard from the vote stood: For Johnson delegates, 350.- 525; for Hoover delegates, 193,626. The returns were from 57 of the 58 counties in the state. The Hoover ticket continued to lead in Los Angeles and two other smaller southern California counties. Colorado G. O. P. Meets. Pueblo, May 6. Preceded by two district conventions, those of the Third and Fourth districts, the Republican state convention to name four dele gates at large and alternates to the na tional convention at Chicago was to convene here at 2 p. m. today. Connecticut Democrat Meet. New Haven. Conn., May 6. Connec ticut Democrats assembled in state convention here today to name four teen delegates to the national conven tion at San Francisco. The state cen tral committee of the party recom mended yesterday that the delegation be uninstructed but that it act as a unit. Indianapolis, May 6. Maj. Gen. Leonard .Wood has won Indiana's presidential preference primaries by a the returns from all but eighteen pre cincts. These figures gave: Wood, 81.767: Johnson. 72.537; Lowden, 36, 845; Harding, 19.267. BLUE TO MEET K. S. .N. HERE. Game Will Be Played at League Park Tomorrow Afternoon. Washburn and Kansas State Nor mal baseball teams will meet on the Western league diamond tomorrow afternoon. With Joerge on the mound and Wyman working behind the bat tor the Blue, it looks as if the Teach ers are destined to defeat. They de feated Bethany, 4 to 3. Bethany was in turn trounced by Washburn, 7 to 1. Kennedy, Washburn right fielder, will not play tomorrow, but will con serve his strength for the quadrangu lar track meet to be held on waan burn field Saturday. It has not been decided whether his place will be filled by Young. Lewis or Dee Erick- son. This win tie a conierence game. BOND THIEVES WERE TRAINED. Brokers Messengers Selected for Work, Sys One Held by Police. New York, May 6. Messengers for brokerage houses were trained, after being carefully selected, to steal bonds from Wall street firms, accord ing to a confession which authorities announced was made by "Big Ed" Furey, held 'in connection with the bond thefts. Furey in his "confession" denied that he was connected -with "Nickey" Arnstein or Nicholas Cohn or that he ever saw them. Uncle Joe Cannon Gets Nomination for 26th Time; Celebrates 84th Birthday Grand Old Man of Congress Has Been Illinois Represen tative for Forty-Four Years 5ays Retirement at 65 Is Joke Was Only Kid at That Age, He Declares. Tep, it's Uncle Joe himself. He hasn't changed a particle but the young whippersnapper who took the picture made an awful difference in Uncle Joe's looks. Have you guessed what we mean? Well, what became of Uncle Joe's stogie? ' Danville, 111., May . "Uncle Joe" Cannon, holder of the long distance record in retaining congressional of fice, was again nominated to be the Republican congressional candidate in this district. Cannon has been the G. O. P. can didate in this district twenty-five times. Washington. May 6. "The grand old man of congress" Uncle Joe Can non of Illinois tomorrow will cele brate his 84th birthday. "Uncle Joe," who has been elected to congress more times than any other man. today declared he expected to celebrate with as much vigor as if he were 24. Twenty-two times the former speak er has been the choice of the people of the Eighteenth Illinois district. By next March, he will have hung up a record of forty-four years in the lower house, which started in 1872 and was continuous with the exception of two terms. . He is the oldest man in congress with the exception of Representative Sherwood of Ohio. "How does it feel to be 84?" Uncle Joe echoed today, lighting a fresh ci gar at that famous 45 degree angle. "Why, my boy, I don't feel a bit older than you do. I have no idea of retir ing, for you know I would not feel at home out of congress. "The house recently passed a bill providing for retirement of govern ment employes at 60 and 65 years which I could not support. Why, I was nothing but a kid at 65." PROBES PEANUT PROFITEER Congress Told Reserve Banks Helped In Corner on "Goober" Supply. Washington. May 6. High prices of many food products can be traced to speculative financing backed by fed eral reserve banks. Representative King, : Illinois, charged before the house rules committee. He demanded an investigation of the federal reserve system. "The sugar shortage is due almost entirely to financing of the federal re serve," said King. "The bureau of markets today informed me that on April 23 there; were 127,047 tons of raw sugar stocks in New York, Bos ton and Philadelphia, compared with 110,991 tons a year ago. But with the aid of our government, working thru the federal reserve bank, these hold ers of sugar are enabled to keep it off the market. Withdraw your credit and these stocks will come tumbling on the market at much lower, prices." King said the same situation existed in the wool, silk and condensed milk markets. "A St. Louis case developed where a shoe string operator in peanuts was able to corner the peanut market with money obtained from notes accepted by the federal reserve," King said. "This man published propaganda that the peanut crop was short. As the price of peanuts advanced he sold out. He cleaned up more than 11,000,000. EDITOR'S ARREST ORDERED Judge Resents Article Upholding Gov ernor Allen in Hill Case. Helena, Ark., May 6. When court opened this morning. Judge J. M. Jack son ordered the prosecuting attorney to issue a warrant for Ben Freeman, editor of the Green Forest News, re cently cited for contempt because of an article which Freeman published in his paper concerning Judge Jack son. Robert L. Hill, negro wanted here for participation in the Elaine insurrection, and Gov. H. J. Allen of Kansas, who declined to grant a requi sition from Governor Brough for Hill's return to Arkansas. Judge Jackson instructed the prese cuting attorney to issue the warrant and dispatch it to the sheriff of Car roll county, with instructions to ar rest Freeman immediately and bring him to Helena. STATE DEAF SCHOOL HEAD DIES. Mrs. Kate S. Herman With Olathe School More Than 20 Years. Mrs. Kate S. Herman, superintend ent of the state school for deaf at Olathe, died late Wednesday after a Gray, secretary of the state board of administration. Mrs. Herman had been active in work of the school more than twenty years. When George H. Hodges became governor in 1913, he promoted Mrs. Herman to the superintendency of the state school. She made an excellent record in her work for the mutes and was recognized as one of the most efficient institutional heads in the state. She was continued at the head of the school during the administra tions of Governors Capper and Allen. JAPANESE LOWER PRICES Dry Goods Merchants Find Them selves With Overlarge Stocks. Osaka. Japan. May 4. Drapers here and at Kyoto today were advertising cheap sales to liquidate stocks, the leading cotton and silk piece goods wholesalers reducing prices 50 per cent Reports continue to arrive from the weaving centers announcing sus pensions of work. The temporary closing of factories is attributed to the weavers' desire to curtail production . and keep prices from falling further, says Rueter's correspondent. It Is considered, the correspondent says, that if the finan cial crisis is followed by a protracted depression. Japan will have to face for the first time a serious unemployment question. Ex-Governor to Tariff Board. Winchester. Mass., May (. Former Gov. Samuel W. McCall has been of fered appointment to the tariff com mission and has sent word to the White House that he will accept. Attn latest picture of ex-Speaker Cannon. Joe The main celebration of the day will be a "trout luncheon" for the old boys to be given in honor of Cannon by Senator Page, Vermont. To be eligi ble for. the dinner a member must show he was born before 1844. Seven are in this class: Senators Page, Nel son and Dillingham, and Representa tives Cannon, Greene, Stedman and Sherwood. BLUEBEARD PLEADS GUILTY f ... . . Will Be Sentenced Monday lie Ex amined for Sanity. Los Angeles, May 6. "Bluebeard" Charles N. Harvey pleaded guilty to an indictment charging him with first degree) murder of Nina Lee Deloney, in superior court here today. Superior Judge Willis fixed Monday morning for passing sentence and an' nounced that he would appoint two physicians to examine Harvey and de termine his mental condition. While fa grand jury was reporting his indictment, Harvey sat wUa bowed head and hands covering his eyes. He displayed absolutely no emotion. When asked how he pleaded, Har vey answered in a whisper: "'Guilty." PRESS CLUB TO HUTCHINSON Will Put on Show at State Editorial Convention. Twenty members of the Topeka Press club will leave In a special Pull man for Hutchinson tonight to attend the annual convention of the State Editorial association. The Press club car will be parked near the Santa Fe station this evening and will be held at Hutchinson for the return trip of tne news writers riaay night. A special show will be staged at the convention Friday night by the Press club members. They will burlesque the new industrial court and political activities in the state in a prologue and one act skit entitled "The court of Po litical Aspirations." lopeKa newspaper men were disap pointed today when they learned that neither Governor Allen nor members of the industrial court would be able to go to Hutchinson for the show. Club members will meet at The State Journal office at 9 o'clock tonight for final rehearsal of their stunt. GOAT" MAY SUE FOR DAMAGES. Crawford County Mine Victim Would Collect from Unions. It Is probable that E. H. Guffey who caused the big row in the B. & R. H. mine in Crawford county will bring suit against his local and district union for damages. Reports which reached Topeka today are to the effect that Guffey will leave the mine em ployment, will seek union reinstate ment and will bring civil action for personal damages. Guffey worked with the loyals when the Crawford county mines were operated by Governor Allen last win ter. When the mines returned to pri vate operation, Guffey remained on the job- The union miners refused to work, with Guffey and he was sus pended from the union, while union representatives caused him to be oust ed from his rooming and boarding house and efforts were made to drive him from the district. The mine op erators refused to discharge him. Recently the miners agreed to re turn to work. The question of Guf fey's status was to be checked up to the district union. If he is not rein stated, he will bring proceedings in the courts, according to information sent from the mining district. FEARED THEY WERE KILLERS. Threw Pop Bottles at Greek, Then Stole Horses and Fled. Wichita Falls. Tex.. May 6. Be lieving that they bait slain George Georgeiu, a Greek confectioner, by hurling empty soda bottles at him, two youths, 12 and 15 years old, ran three blocks to the grounds of a car nival, and stealing a horse from the show men, rode in the direction of Archer City. They were arrested twenty miles south of here but not until the horse had dropped from exhaustion and the lads were left afoot on the lonely county road. The Greek was rendered unconscious w'hen struck by a barrage of soda bot tles thrown by a dozen or more boys who gathered in front of his place of business. Mrs. Samuel Gompera Is III. Washington, May t. Mrs. Samuel Gompers, 69. wife of the president of the American Federation of Labor. Is seriously ill here. She baa suffered two strokes of paralysis. GOULD TAKE KIEV Bat Poles Await Arrival Ukrainians First. of Plan to Allow Their Allies! Occupy the City. CAMPAIGN BECOMES FURIOUS Two Bolshevik! Armies Are Ut terly Booted by Poles. Are Entrenching to Make Final Desperate Stand. Paris, May 6. Advices received at i noon by the foreign office say that thelRf-fl W MfiS'X IK IM hH Poles could enter Kiev but are wait- ing to permit the Ukralman forces tojM Made Public Today-Mrs. C. A. be the first to enter the city. i, T r . Battle Becomes Fierce. Warsaw. Mav 6 Polish cavalrv operating against the Bolsheviki. have ' ... .1 occupied Skvira in the Polish thrust toward the Dnieper. Skvira, which lies about sixty miles southwest of Kiev, was a Bolsheviki stronghold. protected by works along the nearby river and on the hills. Today's Polish communique an nounces that the two Red divisions which were cut off from the retreat ing Bolsheviki army last week were annihilated. The fighting is continuing, the state ment says, the Bolsheviki stubbornly defending their positions, altho the Poles are making some progress. Soviet Forces Entrenching. London, May 6. "Our troops are fortifying themselves in new positions West of Kiev," the Bolshevik official communique for Tuesday, received to day said. Heavy fighting between the Polish and soviet forces was reported from the region of Fastoff. Two Red Armies RouU:5, Berne, May 6. Reports that two Russian Bolsheviki armies have been routed and virtually destroyed in the course of Polish-Ukrainian offensive against Kiev seem to be confirmed by dispatches received here. Reports, which are taken with some reserve, indicate the soviet forces have been forced back to the outskirts of the city. DISREGARDWILSON'S DECISION CommunJst4a Trials To Be Pushed New Law Now in Prospect. Chicago, May 6. Trial next week of William Brosh Lloyd and thirty-seven associate nembefof the Communist labor party, will not be affected by the decision of Secretary of Labor Wilson concerning the parly. State's Attorney Hoyne declared today. Secretary Wilson ruled that mem bership in the party does not consti tute ground for deportation of aliens. Washington, May 6. Immediate amendment of the immigration laws was considered today at a special meeting of the senate immigration committee called as a result of the ruling yesterday by Secretary Wilson that membership in the communist la bor party is alone insufficient cause for deportation of aliens. CONNECTICUT DEMOS AKK BEER. Convention Votes to Permit Light Wines and Brew In Volstead Act New Haven, Conn., May 6. A reso lution recommending that the Volstead act be emended to permit sale of light wines and beer was passed by the Democratio state convention here to day. SUNDAY IS MOTHER'S DAY Brings Largest Business to Florists of Any Time During Year. Honor to mothers living or gone will be uppermost In the minds of sons and daughters next Sunday, May 9, which is Mothers day. More Ameri can citizens wear flowers on Mothers' day than on any other day of the year for every one is expected to wear a flower, preferably a carnation, for his mother. It should be a white flower for her memory or a colored flower for the living mother. In addition to wearing flowers to honor mothers, it has become the cus torn to send corsages or table bouquets to mothers. Florists everywhere agree that Mothers day brings the greatest demand for flowers of any day In the year. Mothers Day became a flay or re-jal committee when it meets in cni membrance only In recent years. In I cago. either late in May or in June, 1906 Miss Anne Jarvis, of Philadel- to pass upon contested seats in the phia, while honoring the memory or her mother on the anniversary of her death, conceived of the idea of all persons everywhere honoring their mothers, living or dead, on a certain day of the year. The W'orld's Sunday School association adopted the plan and designated one Sunday a year as Mother's day. The purposes of this celebration, as stated by Dr. George W. Bailey, then president of the asso ciation were: "To recall the memories of the mothers that are gone, and thru lov- ing woras and loving care to brighten I week lai5t V" were 3-.44J;70'.'87' the lives of the mothers that remain. according to the reports of Theodore and to help children, men and women j Mueller, manager of the local clear to a greater blessing in honoring their , m house. fathers and their mothers. I .. . . To recall mother's prayers. Italian Troops In Strike Area, mother's dying words, and the Rome, May 5. Government troops promises made to mother by the big sent to Viareggio. Tuscany, as a result boy that still mourns her, and to stop jof strike disorders, have assumed con and think a little of what she was in , trol of the situation and have dls her life to her family." armed inhabitants of the city, accord- Congress made the day national in ' ing to advices here. 1914 by passing a bill designating tne second Sunday in May as "Mothers' day." and, by the request of the pres ident, that all citizens should observe the day as such. Each year the presi dent issues a proclamation early in May, as does the governor of every state. The white carnation was adopted as the symbol of the day. and it still re mains the recognised symbol, altho it has become the custom to wear a col ored carnation for a living mother and a white carnation for a mother who Is dead. . WOMEN SHOW UP MEN Outnumber Members pt Stronger Sex In Heaviest Day's Regtstra tkB Since Books Opened. The women outnumbered the men Wednesday in the heaviest day's city registration since the books opened. Ninety-three women and eighty-three men registered. The registration fig ures up to Wednesday night totalled 6.192, a little more than half of the registrants being women. Apparently the campaign of the Women's Republican committee is get ting results. With only sixty-five days left in which to register, it is apparent that the .ruih durin h few days Covell confidently expects that at least 20,000 persons will become qualified voters by that time. Tne following names were on the e'ection ballot handed members of th TV" n m n n c -! tiH t nrlo v Vi r- n Vi a i- o-n 1 a Woman's club today when the regular annual election took place: Mrs. C. A. Wolf, president; Mrs. Guilford Dud ley, first vice president; Mrs. Wilbur -N. Mason, second vice president; Mrs. Otto B. Gufler, treasurer; Mrs. Ben nett Jt. Wheeler, auditor; Mrs. W. A. McCarter. elub house director. Mrs. C. A. Wolf. There was only one name for eaeh office. Election in the Woman's club practically takes place at the .primary when Vritcs-are' cast for a Tru'mber of different -women for each office. In most instances only the woman receiv ing the' highest number of votes at the primary will allow her name to be used on the ballot and therefore the results of the real election are almost certain to be the same as at the pri mary. A blank space is left below the nominee's name for a "dark horse" vote, which is seldom given. The names of the women to be voted on were not made known until today. Mrs- Wolf, who was nominated for president, has served faithfully and energetically in the club house cam paign as chairman of the club house committee. Mrs. Wolf is a young woman of growing ability. She has lived in Topeka most of her life and before her marriage was Miss Grace Whittlesey. She is an active church workers and a strong members of the Music Study club. Mrs. Guilford Dudley, nominated, as first vice president, has been active socially all of her life in Topeka and during tho last several years she has been a staunch member of the Woman's club. Mrs. Mason is the wife of Doctor Mason, formerly president of Baker university. She has been chairman of the Economics department of the Woman's club this year. All of the women on the ballot are well known in Topeka BORAH TO RENEW CHARGES. Senate May Decide on Probe of Can didates' Expenditures. "Washington, May 6. A decision may be reached today concerning a senatorial investigation of campaign expenditures. Senator Borah, who de manded an Investigation, will shortly. In a senate speech, renew his charges of undue use of money in recent pri maries if leaders do not agree to the kind of investigation he deems neces sary. Expenditures in behalf of General Wood are those upon which Borah is I centering his fire. Borah Is support ! ing Johnson. The campaign fund fight may be (carried before the Republican nation- I convention. CLEARINGS JUMP IN WEEK. , Total j S3,4 1 5,460.29 Represent De- crease from Last Year. Topeka bank clearings for the week ended today amounted to $3,415, 460 29, being an Increase JT $590, 737.52 over last week and a decrease of $32,240.58 from the corresponding week a year ago. The clearings last week were $2,824,722.77 and the same Proije High Cost ofvSoup Chicago. May 6. The high cost of soup will be the first object of investigation of the newly created high cost of living committee of city council. Max Adamowski, chairman, said today. The m eagerness of pie slices and the thinly sliced ham in sandwiches would be the next thing inquired about, Adamowski said. jj ,s I I Cm ' I . ; s - j i . :,jei 1 r. rt j I ! ' ': - MAZATLAN NEXT? Mexican Rebels Searing Goal on West Coast. Are Steadily Closing; Mexico City. in on CARRANZA IS UNYIELDING Declares He Has Troops Enough to Crush Kevolt. New Government Almost Sure,, Is Washington Belief. (Associated Tress Bulletin.) San Antonio, May 6. Lieut. Col. Avaro Obregon has formally joined the Mexican revolution initiated in th state of Sonora, and has placed hinv self and his armed forces at the dis posal of the revolution. In a manifesto issued in the state of Guerrillo, a copy of which reached San Antonio today, Obregon called upon the Mexican people to rally to the support of the revolt against Pres ident Carranxi nnd denied that he was seeking personal power. Agua Prieta. Sonora. Mav 6. Fall of Mazatlan, important west coast city.' was hourly expected by revolutionists here today. General Flores with a rebel armv is less than fifty miles from Mazatlan and is preparing to take the city, re ports reaching headquarters of Gen. P. Elias Calles, war minister of the "lib eral constitutionalists" here declared today. Capture of Mazatlan would give the revolutionists control of two of the leading west coast ports. Guaymas si ready has fallen. Ojinaga was the only point on the Sonora-Chihuahua border todav con trolled by Carranza. Predictions were made here that Is'uevo Leon and Tamaulipas will Join the Obregonistas. Revolutionary emissaries are working there. Americans who cross the interna tional border are being grac ously re ceived by the "liberal constitutional ists." Carranza Unyielding. Mexico City, May 6. "It is mv duty to crush the rebels and I will not cease my efforts until I have achieved that purpose," I'resident Car ranza said late today in the first offi cial pronunciamento he has issued to the nation on the insurrection. - "The situation will be known when fighting begins." Carranza. said. "It is my obligation to. deliver the pwr- of the nation in n nrMlilunt in a.fieflr,e,ftl irmnner " Summarizing the present outlook, Carranza said that altho those parts oi fne army commanded by General Obregon and General Gonzales had revolted, the remainder was loyal. The government has enough troops under Generals Dleguez, Murgula, Aguilar and other leaders to don.lnate the insurrectos, the president said. No Polities in Revolt. The statement pleaded that tVie loyat portion of the army remain steadfast and urged the Mexican people to rally to the defense of the legal government. "The rebel movement has no poll 4 cal character," Carranza said. "It Is wholly military. The people are not participating." The government has started using airplanes to keep track of the move ment of rebel groups near the capital. Two planes bombed th railway sta tion at Cuernavaca. capital of Morelos, forty miles south of Mexico City, caus ing considerable damage. General Murgula. summoned from Vera Cruz to assume command of de fense of the city, issued a proclama tion appealing to his troops to re- main loyal. He compared Obregon and Gonzales to Orozco and Villa. His Back to the Wall. Washington, May 6. Carranza's back is to the wall, according to con fidential advices received in Washing ton today from various sources. Representatives of the Obregon revolution today predicted Carranza would be overthrown in a week. United States officials explained their reports were "fragmentary" and "largely rumors." but the fact that it was deemed necessary to dispatch a division of destroyers to Key West ' there to await orders, was taken to mean this government knows the situ ation is more serious than repre sented Piedras Negras Threatened. San Antonio, Tex., May 6. The dis covery of a plot among federal troops at Piedras Negras, opposite Eagle Pass, resulted yesterday in the entire garrison being disarmed by order of the commanding orricer. Gen. Pedro Villasenor. it Is reported here today. These reports also carry the Infor mation that Vhvb fortv lrllnm.f.ra from Piedras Negras, fell into posses sion of the revolutionists yesterday morning and that Minor Judge Fran cisco Parades was executed In tha center of the town after other city of ficials had fled. ' The two occurrences. !t Is said, have) caused great alarm In Piedras Negras, where it Is reported the revolutionists from Nava are now marching on tha city. SARA ASHTON RETAINS LEAD. " Friday Night Will Be Newsboy Night at Legion Carnival. Miss Sara Achton, of the Capper Publications, held the lead In the car nival queen race today with t.872 VP until this noon. She received tha 1.000 votes given Wednesday night by the American Legion to the candidate standing highest. The standing of th other candidates follows: Miss Gene vieve Pchuler. 7.4: Miss Helen Campbell. 7.1 59: Miss Betty Fyffe. 1.996; Miss Marie Morgan. 1,160: Miss Aileen Officer, 601. Friday night will be newsboys' night at the Rice Dor man carnival. The newsboys of tha Daily Capital and The State Journal iwill attend the shows in a body. Tha hoys of the Industrial school also hav been Invited to attend. Jap Privy Councillor Dead. Honolulu. May . Viscount M. "t Sugi. Japanese councillor, died today, aged 80. according to a Tokio cable, gram today to the Japanese newspaper NIppu Jiji.