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Fair tonight and Sunday, warmer Sunday and in west and central por tions tonight. The Evening Newspaper of Kansas FIVE CENTS HOME EDITION TOPEKA, KANSAS, SATURDAY EVENINGMAY 8, 1920 FOURTEEN PAGES SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS TOPEKA TAXI ORDINANCE Independent Drivers Lose Fight on 'ew Law. Court Holds It Valid in Etery Essential Detail. IS IN INTEREST OF PUBLIC Topekans Win Suit Against . Mill for Son's Death. Packing Company Jfot Liable for Death In Plant Fight. Independent taxi drivers and bag gagemen lost their fight on the new Topeka city ordinance today when the supreme court heldhat the new li cense and permit provision was valid. So long as soliciting permits are re stricted or regulated in the interest of the public, the court held the plea of special privilege could not bo sus tained. The opinion upholds the new city ordinance In every essential de tail. In deciding the case today, the court said a railroad company may grant an exclusive privilege to one and ex clude all others who desire to go upon its premises for the sole purpose of soliciting customers and business. The same right extends to individual prop erty owners, in the opinion of the court. Each individual or corporation may limit or restrict an soliciting on space in front of its property thru permits to be filed with the city clerk. Such permits may be revoked at any time on ten days' notice. IMibllc's Interest Determines. "A city ordinance is not void be cause It grants a license to one and de nies it to another," says Justice Por ter in the syllabus, "where the grant and the restriction are in the in terest of the public." The opinion then discusses at length the question of public interest. A city's power of license regulation is ,heid to be supreme where such regu lation or restriction operate in the general public interest, both for pro tection and safety as well as for adequate, efficient and responsible service. Test of the Topeka ordinance gov erning licence permit - for Taxi and baggage companies came before the court on an application for a writ of habeas corpus by August M. Mader. The petitioner was arrested for violat ing the city ordinance when Vie so licited business it the Rocte Island station. The railroad company pre viously had issued an exclusive permit to the Roy Payne company. Mader asserted his rights were de stroyed under operation of the ordi nance and that special privileges were provided. His attorneys attacked con stitutionality of the ordinance when ihpv went to the supreme court with an application for a writ after Mader had been ordered committed to jail iirwler nrovisions of the citv enact' ment. The court denied the writ and held that the ordinance la valla. Can't CoUeot From Employers, The Swift Packing company cannot he held liable for damages because of the killing of a Mexican who is en gaged in trucking livers in the defend ant's packing house. The supreme court today reversed a judgment by the Wyandotte county district court in favor of Crsencla Romerez, whose son was killed when he quarreled with men who previously held the liver peddling privileges of the company. The Mexican mother brought suit RBinst the packing company for damages. It was asserted the Mexi can's death resulted from trouble growing out of the packing plant busi ness. The supreme court, however, sets aside the Judgment in favor of the plaintiff and holds that his trouble did not arise out of his employment. l'-ker Must Pay for Injuries. The supreme court today affirmed a Judgment in favor of Jacob Bersch against the Morris Tacking- company for personal injuries. The suit in volved the meaning of the word "wil ful" as used in the statutes denying compensation to a workman injured thru wilful failure or neglect. Justice Burch In the opinion today held that wilful failure is not necessarily ful filled by voluntary and Intentional omission, but includes the element of intraotatileness, the headstrong dis position to act by the rule of contra diction. Topeka Parents Win Suit. f ndcr the state compensation law (Contlniiedon Pate Nine) Florists Raise On Blooms for Mother's Day r,r,,tion!. .T..mn From H1.50 to $3.00 a Down Here Today Increased De mand Cause, DcakTs Say Topekans who wish to remember their mothers with flowers tomorrow have to dig up twice the usual price to do so. Red carnations today were selling for $3 a dozen. The first of the week they were selling for $1.50 a dozen. "It's on account of Mother's day," the florists admitted. "The deman.1 is ro great that the wholesale prices in creased, so, of course, we have to raise also. The increase came last Tues day." Go I'p in Kansas City, Too. Kansas City, Mo.. May 8,-In antici pation of huge "Mother's day" sales and because of an alleged shortage, at least one dealer today was asking $2.50 per dozen for carnations, a hike of $1 per dozen over prevailing prices two days ago. Other dealers said the increase was not general, however. Prospective purchasers were refusing to buy when a price above $1.50 per dozen was quoted. TUMBLE IN PRICES Men's Clothing Stores In "Price War" in Topeka. Voiland MoTe Brings Out Com petitive Cuts. CONSUMER HELPING IN MOVE Wearers Refrain From Baying WheneTer Possible. Retailers Suffer Because Manufacturers' Profit. of Clothing price reductions larger than have been witnessed in many months in Topeka stores, have created a gentle flutter of excitement and a wonder as to whether or not it indi cated a tendency toward a general re duction in the price of wearing ap parel. A number of Topeka merchants as sert that no general reduction is indi cated. In order to denote the impos sibility of such a thing, jthey quote prices on goods that have been pur chased for the fall and winter season, all of which are higher than goods purchased for the present season. Fred Voiland, who inaugurated the movement, docs not predict that it presages a general reduction in prices. He classifies it as the voice of the re tailers and consumers in protest against high prices and believes that eventually manufacturers will feel the expression. People In Protest. "Because they have refrained from buying whenever possible," Voiland points out, "consumers have indicated for some time that prices were too nigh. Th overall and old clothes movements are to be taken only as modes of expression of protest against rising clothing costs. The voice of the consumer has been heard. Th t-o. tailers are beginning to feel that costs are rar too high and are lending their voice 10 ine general expression. Tho manuracturer will hear it in time, it may take a number of months, but if retailers refrain frjm huvlr.o- ft n-iii bring results eventually." voiland mentioned that the Ameri can Woolen company made a profit of $13,000,000 last year. Another To peka merchant, who refused to be quoted, said the American Wool en ' company made a nroflt f $15,000,000. He declared it was the best year in the history of that company or in the historv of nnv woolen manufacturing company. They had earned profits that have never before been equaled in tho history of the imjusiry. xnia nas occurred Jn spite of a 400 per cent increase in the cost of making cloths since the out break of the world war. Topeka mer chants ask why It is that the govern ment has never Investigated these big. powenui manufacturers yet it will Jump on to some retailer who has bought long on some particular com modity and expose him as the real profiteer. "I don't know that the movement means anything," said Frank Griggs, of the Felix store. "We are simply meeting competition and have simply moved up our regular June sale one month earlier. I can't see how any general price reduction can come soon as suits for this fall cost us from $5 to $15 more than the price paid for the same quality of goods bought a year ago. While the reductions offered are big we are not selling at cost price. A merchant would be foolish to at tempt to do so. We are making a very small profit on everything sold during the sale. It is small but still a profit." John H. Harlin said that the move ment started by Voiland had been fol lowed by them as a competitive, pro- uve measure. A general price re duction seems Impossible," Harlin de clared, "on account of the fact ahat all buyers for the next season have had to pay nigner prices for their pur chases. This means still higher retail i nHr.a I The question of fieurine cost nrlres is one on wnicn tne opinions of vari ous merchants show some variation Prices quoted by various Topeka mer chants for their present special sales indicate a variation in business policy and methods, it is claimed. General reductions on goods in vari ous stores vary from 10 to 28 per cent. TO ACT ON BONUS Topeka Legion Post Will Make Expression Monday. Said to FaTor Home Owning Aid, Not Cash. That the Kansas senators and con gressmen will hear from the members of the Topeka post of the American Legion with regard to the bonus bill now being considered by the ways and means committee of the house, was the statement made today by John I Bergen, adjutant of the local unit of the organization. Action will be taken on the question at the meetinz of the ! 5' Monday night, according to Ber- gen. All the posts of the country have been asked by Franklin D'Olier. na tional commander of the Legion, to express themselves on the bonus ques tion. Heretofore, the posts have been reticent In the,ir views, taking the stand that the matter of extra com pensation was for the country and congress to decide and that it would be bad taste for the recipients to at tempt to dictate in any way regarding the matter. Statements in congress and in newspapers that the -eterans did not really want the bonus are given by D'Olier as the reason for his request that the posts thruout the country make an expression of their desires and send word to the national headquarters and to senators and con gressmen. "Of course. I cannot tell in advance what sort of action the Topeka post will take ln--the matter." said Bergen this mornine. "However. I know from Informal discussion of the matter that the members of the local post are strong for the bonus. Moreover, they are not anxious for a cash bonus, but want to take advantage of the offer to assist them in obtaining farms and homes." DARK HORSES' TO HAVE BEST SHOW TO PLACE Republican Choice Most Likely Will Go to "Unknowns." Herbert Hoover and Philander Knox Are Strongest. BE NO FIRST BALLOT CHOICE Two Months' Scramble for Dele gates Has Been Fruitless. Jione of the Aspirants Have Totes Enough. BY HAROLD D. JACOBS. New York, May 8. The Republi can presidential situation, already complicated, has been rendered evehl more difficult of solution by the growth of favorable reaction to the candidacy of Senator Philander C. Knox. There is a fairlv cpnpral under standing that when Senator Penrose endorsed his colleague for the Re publican nomination, it was intended largely as a "feeler" to - learn the sentiment of the rank and file of the party and of the candidates, regard ing a possible "dark horse." Knox is a recogrfized conservative and Penrose, as representative of the oia guard, apparently wished to learn particularly how Senator Hiram John son and the progressive wing regarded Knox as a compromise candidate in the event of a deadlock'at Chicago. Is Foremost "Dark Horse." Even Penrose is understood to have been amazed at the quick response of sentiment for Knox in both branches of the party. And this strength has grown daily, making the Pennsylvania senator loom up formid ably among the large stable of "dark horses." Johnson has repeatedly given assur ance that in the event of his defeat at Chicago he will be no party to a bolt. The conservative leaders, in view of Johnson's obvious popular strength, find considerable comfort in the thought that it would be doubly easy for the Californian to accept Knox, a close personal friend. Hoover Still Strong. The possibility has thus arisen that two men who may not get a handful of votes on the first ballot will stand as good a chance for the nomination as any of the present "big four" of Johnson, Maj. Gen. Leonard Wood, Governor Lowden and Senator Warren Harding. These two are Knox and Herbert Hoover. For the former food administrator is far from dead politically, if the word of several astute politicians may be accepted. They point out that at no time since Hoover refused to enter the general scramble for delegates in the primaries and state convention has he been other than a dark horse candidate and as such he has retained a reserve strength that has not been greatly affected even by such defeats as he received in the California pri mary at the hands of Johnson. No First Ballot Choice. With all but six of the states having chosen their Republican delegates, it becomes more, apparent that no candi date can hope to win on the first bal lot. Instructed delegates at present are apportioned as follows: Wood, 136; Johnson. 106: Lowden, 73: Hard ing, 39. and Senator Poindexter, 14. Counting claims to uninstructed del egates, the standing would be: Wood, 243; Johnson, 150; Lowden, 145; Nicholas Murray Butler, 88: Harding, 40: Governor Coolidge. 29; Judge J. C. Prltchard. 22; Poindexter, 14. Democratic delegates are still wide ly distributed. Instructions have been made as follows: Governor Cox, 74; Nnnv.r z 3 Governor Edwards. 28: Hoover. 33: Governor Edwards, Z8; Senator Owen, 20; Senator Hitchcock, 16; William J. Bryan, 10; James W. Gerard. 10. Claims to uninstruetea Delegates would make the standing: William G. McAdoo. 153: Edwards, 134; Cox, 100: Attorney General Palmer, 36; ChamD Clark. 86: Hoover. S3; Secre tary Meredith. 36: State Senator Sim-4 mons of North Carolina.. 24: Owen, 20; Bryan, 18; Hitchcock. 16; Homer Cummings, 14; Gerard. 10. CHARTER SPECIAL TRAIN Will Carry at Least ISO Kansans to Allcn-Gompers Debate. Plans for chartering a special train from Topeka to New York for the Allcn-Gompers industrial court debate were made public today by J. H. Lee. president of the Kansas Day club. At least 150 persons will go on. the spe cial which leaves Topeka Tuesday eve ning. May 25, and arrives in New Tork Thursday, May 27 one day In advance of the big labor court argu ment. Reservations for the trains are now being made from all sections of the state, Lee stated. The trains will carrv five standard Pullman sleepers. a baggage car, diner and observation car. Kansans attending the debate will return to their homes or go to Chicago for the Republican national convention on regular trains. Rates for the New Tork .trip lone way) Pullman Included are Jo6.77 from Topeka. This includes $45.42 railroad fare and $11.35 for sleeping car reser vation. Several Kansas towns may seek to charter special cars for their home delegations. Fciends of Governor Al len are now planning for a car from Wichita. The Allen-Gompers debate will be held in Carnegie hall. New Tork. Friday evening. May 28. Three hours will be devoted to the discussion of merits of the labor court law. each speaker being allotted ninety minutes for presentation of arguments. Chicago Probes Sugar Prtce. Chicago. May 8. District Attorney Clyne today called a conference of sugar dealers to discuss a uniform price. Sugar retailed here today at 28 cents. Vrgent Deficiency Bill Signed. Washington. May 8. President Wil son today signed the urgent deficiency appropriation bill carrying $309,000, Mexican Rebels Have Captured Carranza's Capital; He Is Fleeing Cathedral TRACK MEET HERE Four Colleges Meet on Wash burn Field This Afternoon. Washburn, Baker, C. of . and Ottawa All in Tip Top Shape. A big gash has been cut in the dope on the big quadrangular track meet to be held on Washburn field this aft ernoon among Baker, Ottawa. Col lege of Emporia and Washburn. Ru mor has it that the Ichabods, regarded as almost invincible in the distances, may be defeated in these events by Baker today. Maag of Baker, a comparatively new man in track, is said to have stepped the mile in 4.25. This lias' "Bill" Rogers. Blue distance star, ! bested by fifteen seconds. Storum, anotner waiter man, is saia to cover the two-mile run in 10.30, within two seconds of the time made by Gates oi wasnDurn ai me nisntu mm una year. Because Washburn Is so weak In tne dashes it must depend upon taking jjie distances. If Rogers and Hamilton in the mile and Gates "and Hutchinson in the two-mile can win and tho field eventsjtre well divided, the Blue has a chance to first place. But if Maag and Storum spring any surprises and any of the three visit- j take, the field events it will mean a crushing defeat for the Blue. The western intercol legiate record for the mile is 4.15 4-5. Hitherto the dope has slightly fav ored Ottawa, leaving Washburn and Baker about on a par, with C. of E. slightly weaker. With Maag and Storum in the distances, the Method ists have three strong men in the runs, for Wellborn has a record of 2.04 in the half-mile, against Roger's record of 2.05.4. On the whole, it looks as tho Baker might ruin all the dope that has been advanced. The Methodists now loom up strong on every horizon. Which ever way the meet will go, it is certain that it will be bitterly contested and that the scores will be close. The century dash will be a thriller, with Woleast of Ottawa backed by his record of ten seconds: Grant, C. of E.; Phillips, of Baker and Gags of Washburn. The excitement will be repeated by the same men in the 220. Cochrane of Ottawa has a record of fifty-two seconds in the 440, with Lar sen of Baker and Kennedy of Wash burn tied for 52.2. The track today was in excellent shape, leaving the cinder artists at their best. The four teams are in good form and many records tumble. A heavy attendance was expected, with Baker, C. of E. and Ottawa coming Wycoff will have some job in the javelin throw. His record is 142 fset. He .will be opposed by Dellinger of Baker, 146 feet, and Cochrane, all around Ottawa star, 145 feet. (Continued no Page Two.l . 1 Washburn Javelin Artist . for Lee Wjcoff. and Park in the Heart of Mexico City. B FOP'CAST FOR KANSAS, Fair tonight and Sunday, warmer Sunday and In west and central por tions tonlfht. BREAK KAINY SUNDAY HOODOO. Flora Decides to Let Topeka Enjoy Out of Doors Tomorrow. TODAY'S TEMPERATURES. 7 o'clock 61 11 o'clock 66 8 o'clock 54 12 o'clock 68 9 o'clock 57 1 o'clock 68 10 o'clock 63 2 o'clock 69 FORECAST FOR NEXT WEEK. Showers probably, Tuesday and Wed nesday with temperatures slightly above normal; generally fair remain der of week with nearly normal tem- peratures. The seven rainy Sundays hoodoo probably will be broken tomorrow, ac- cording to S. D. Flora, state meteor ologist. Rain will not occur in Kansas before Sunday evening at least, he believes, Sunday forenoon will be bright and sunshiny. In the afternoon It will probably begin to cloud up. An area of high pressure now over Kansas brought the favorable weather. Low pressure areas are still located in the Southwest. It was cloudy and unsettled! southwest Kansas this morning. The high will temporarily forestall any action of the low pres sure area. A precipitation of .44 of an inch was reported from Liberal this morning. Showers occurred at Garden City and Phillipsburg. It was partly cloudy over Kansas this, morning. A temperature of 38 degrees re ported at Dresden this morning was the lowest recorded in the United States. The temperature was 48 de gress In Topeka at 6 o'clock this tt'ontlnnert on Page Two.l WHEAT CROP LESS Government Figures Show De crease of .33.8 Per Cent. . Kansas Has Prospects of KaiS' ing 95,790,000 Bushels. Washington, May 8- Winter wheat production this year was forecast at 484 647,000 bushels, or 33.8 per cent less than last year's crop by the de partment of agriculture today. ; The condition ot the crop May 1 was 79.1 per cent of a normal com pared with 75.6 on April 1, this year, 100.5 on May 1 last year, and 87.1 the ten-year May 1 average. The area re maining to be harvested is about 34, 165,000 acres or 11.9 per cent less thn planted, last fall. Production of rye is forecast at 79,- 789.000 bushels, compared with 88 478.000 bushels last year, and 91,- 041.000 in 1918. The condition of rye was 85.1 per cent of a normal, compared with 86.8 per cent on April 1, 95-4 per cent on May 1 last year, and 90.5 per cent the ten-year May 1 average. The condition of meadow (hay) lands was S9.4 per cent of a normal the expected hay . acreage about 71,752.000 acres, and the production forecast 111,831,000 tons, compared with 108,666.000 tons last year. Stocks of hay on farms May 1 were 11.375.000 tons against 8,559,000 tons last year on May 1. Spring plowing was 60.1 per cent completed and spring planting was 50.2 per cent completed on May 1. According to the report, Kansas has 7.725.000 acres planted to winter wheat and the forecast for production io that state based on the May 1 con dition Is for 95,790.000 bushels. QUEEX COXTEST KXDS TOXIGHT. Announce Result at Seventh and Jack son Newsies Had Big Party. The carnival queen contest will end at 10 o'clock tonight and the results will be announced from a wagon at the northwest corner of Seventh and Quincy streets as soon as the final vote can be counted. No votes after 10 o'clock will be counted. Miss Sara Ashton led the queen of the carnival contest at noon today with 10,381 votes. Miss Genevieve Schuler was second with 8,737 votes. Other contestants were listed as follows: Miss Helen Campbell. 7,382: Miss Betty Fyffe, 3.027; Miss Florence Morgan. 1.153; and Miss Aileen Officer. 602. A new contestant. Miss Amy B. Han son, was entered, with 874 votes. The newsboys of The Topeka State Journal and the Daily Capital met Adjutant John Bergen of the Ameri can Legion at Eighth and Jackson syeets Friday night and accompanied mm to the carnival in a body. They were admitted to the shows free. The Industrial school boys were also tbe guests of the Legion. They marched in single file. The youthful line proved to be a magnet for other youngsters and before The State Journal "gang" 1 reached the carnival the line of fifty newsboys had swelled to about 200. POLES HAVE KIEV Bolsheviki at Moscow Admit ; Loss of City. Fighting Fierce Soviet Claims Repulse of Invaders. London, May 8. Polis and Ukrain ian troops captured Kiev on Thursday night, according to an official state ment issued at Moscow yesterday and received here by wireless. "We repulsed the enemy to the north of Rozonovskaya, and west of Moghllev." Friday's Bolshevik com munique on the Polish offensive, Po- dolia. and Volhynia said. An earlier Moscow communique. presumably covering Thursday's oper ations, said: "The enemy was , repuisea in tne Kiev region and along the Irpen river. Enemy gunboats and Red troops ex changed artillery fire in the Odessa refirion. Report"! that l.iev naa taiien were current in Warsaw on Monday, but developments showed them erroneous. Today's advices from the soviet, how ever, seem to leave no room for doubt that the Polish campaign for the city has been at least temporarily success ful. The latest .advices from Warsaw on the Kiev campaign are two days old. a dispatch received this morning having -been- filed in the Polish capital at 6:30 p. m. on Thursday." The -re ports available in Warsaw at that time indicated that the fight for the ap proaches to Kiev waB still in progress. Kiev, a city of 250,000 or more population before the war, is the capi tal of the Ukraine. The town has changed hands several times in the fighting between contending groups in the Ukraine and the conflict between the Denikine forces and the Bolshe viki. The latter have been in posses sion of it since December, taking the city on the collapse of the Denikine army in southern Russia. Kiev in addition to its importance to the Ukraine as its chief city, has also been looked upon from the entente side as valuable outpost against the ad vance of Bolsheviki along the extended line between the Baltic and Black sea. Wear Overalls to Parliament. London, May 8. The overall move ment has struck London with full force today. Maj. J. R. Prettyman Newman, M. P., chairman of the Mid dle Class union, appeared in the house of commons yesterday clad in a suit of blue denim. Ted Blevins. Blevins puts the shot 38 feet and .:s doped to win this evertt in the quad rangular meet here today. He will be opposed by Thompson and Ru&ell of Baker and Swlaehart of Ottawa. He also wilt compete in the high hurdle, DOPED TO WIX SHOT PUt I -r- : "H1 1 : TOPEKA SITTING TIGHT ON LID OF EXTRAVAGANCE Bankers Refusing Loans t Nonessentials Here. on Conservative Action Taken -Financial Institutions. by NO MONEY FOR MOTOR CARS l Pleasure Vehicles Must Wait Until Better Times. If 'o One Rocks the Boat, All's Well In State. Kansas will not confront serious financial or business depressions if no one rocks the boat. That is the opin ion of Topeka bankers, who now see relief from the stock market and In vestment depressions which have had nation-wide effect on" oall money. There are sorry days ahead, tho, for the chaps with gilded stock certifi cates in blue sky propositions or with securities of non-essential stocks and commodities. While there is showing of a marked improvement of the situation which has caused disturbance and unrest down east, there is also a determina tion of wise bankers to keep their feet on the ground. There will be no scramble to take on new loans. But the Kansas situation as viewed by bankers promises no grave concern for the conservative business man, farmer or manufacturer of essentials. On the other hand it will not be advisable to ask the banker to loan money for oil stock investment or for the purchase or a new pleasure car. a music box or promotion of an enterprise not listed as essential by the federal reserve board. Farm Products to Sell. Conditions in Kansas will be sta bilized, bankers declare, because of large reserves of unmarketed farm products. Car shortages have tied up movement of last year's crops. To peka bankers today estimated that not less than $100,000,000 worth of the 1919 wheat, corn, oats and hay crop has not found its way to the market centers. Movement of these crops would Im mediately liquidate much farm paper now held by the banks of th's state and would add greatly to Deserves. In addition to the' unmarketed crops of last year, KansaB farmers are now pre paring for the cutting of a new wheat crop. The wheat harvest starts in this state in a little more than four weeks. To "Sit on Lid." Tt took the New Tork stock market disturbances three to four weeks to show real reflection in Kansas. But the trouble days on the market have been largely overcome and call rates have been reduced from nine to seven per cent The disturbance as viewed by conservative bankers here affects few well established enterprises. But the flurry has been a "stop, look and listen" warning to the investing public and the bankers expect to sit on the lid without discouraging advancements in essential activities. Among the larger banks of the coun try, the flurry is expected to create a general tendency to liquidate loans and to increase reserves. Conditions may work back to the standard of a few months ago, local bankers believe, but the day of wild and care-free specu lation is passing. Bankers are not looking for. customers who are intro duced with requests for loans. , Carrying Reserves Here. Topeka banks are carrying substan tial reserves. They are playing close to the shore without denying ample credit to persons with propositions which stand inspection. The local bankers have taken the position that persons carrying deposits and with records for conservative operation, should be taken care of. And there is nothing in the financial situation in this state, it is declared, which indi cates that such a policy will not be successfully worked out. - no l K'asure uir Lioens. Automobile credits have been the hardest hit,- apparently. Then come oil and other securities listed as high ly speculative or absolutely non-essential. While the pleasure car loans find no market, the federal reserve board has recognized truck and trac tors as acceptable securities and In the essential class. Pleasure car pa per, tho, is flatly taboo by the fed eral reserve board. Three classes of securities are approved by the board. They include: 1) Farm and live stock; -(2) manufacturer or whole saler in essential class; (9) retailer in essential class. "If Kansas could get cars for move ment of her last year's crop, there would be no place in the nation in better immediate condition." one well known banker asserted today. "Con ditions In the east are now consider ably improved and in Kansas are bet ter than two weeks ago. The general effect will be to . work along more conservative lines without hampering or in any manner crippling essential activities or the meeting of legitimate money demands. SATS MOVIES OWE TREASURT. Failed to Observe Teehnicality in War Tax Law, Says Field Agent.. Chicago. May 8. Several million dollars in war taxes is owed by mo tion picture theater owners. Thomas J. O'Brien, chief field agent of the inter nal revenue department, said today. The law requires that tickets sold at reduced prices to children must bear the legend: "Good only for child un der 12 years." O'Brien said tickets sold at numer ous theaters since the war tax was im posed hawe not contained this legend. therefore the government contends there is no proof that. adult prices were not collected on tnem instead of me cnnoren s prices, upon wnicn taxes were paiq. New York Walking s ebslk Hue to ros tiiu'e Magistrate LeTine of h!a h-r!i-.a, vasn't easy for Arthur Ralllng-r. Tlie line I tnmn-d no in hla fat Ballinzer aiient lite night ia a cell. I MEXICO CITY IN THE HANDS OF REBELS ARMY Message Announcing Carrania's Fall Confirmed at 1 Paso. President Reported ' To Be in Flight for Safety. THREE STATE CAPITALS TAKEN Troops Continue March Thru Chihuahua to Capital. Carranza Said To Be Asking for an Armistice. - El Paso, Tex., May 8. Revolution ary forces under Gen. Benjamin Hill have taken Mexico City, according to an unconffrmed report received today from Chihuahua City and made pub. lie by revolutionary leaders here. The message from Chihuahua said: "It has been confirmed President Car. ranza left the capital for Vera Cruz. . Three state capitals- In Mexico Tell into the hands of revolutionists today thru the revolt of Carranza garrisons colncidently with the report given out by revolutionists that Mexico City, capital of the republic, had been taken by Gen. Benjamin Hill. The report of Mexico City's capture by the revolutionists was credited by American authorities here. Carranza Wants Arnisticv. Carranza and his ministers were re ported to be trying to effect an armi stice with the rebels who suspect the move is intended to gain time for the Carranzlstas escape from Mexico City. General Guadaloupe Sanchez, fed eral commander In Vera Crus state, was said in the message to have re volted. General Menjuera has taken ovtr the capital of Okxaca for the revolution, and General Castanea has revolted in the state of Tehuantepee, the advices also stated. Xuevo I,con Governor Revolts. Accession to the revolution of An ionlo I. Vllleral, formerly Carransista governor of Nuevo Leon and president of the Aguas Calientea convention which elected Carranza. provisional president, was claimed. The third troop train left Juarez for the south last night, to be used to fight the rebels' way to Mexico City. Emillo Salinas, brother-in-law of Carranza. arrived in El Paso last night, his release from Chihuahua City having been ordered by Governor de La Huerta of Sonora, temporary lead er of the revolution. Sixteen American and other foreign saloon proprietors of. Juarez saloons donated $200 each toward the revolu tion yesterday and will hd permitted to reopen today. Saltillo, capital of tbe state of Coa huila, was taken over by revolution ists yesterday, according to official re ports received here today. The fed eral garrison offered no resistance. It was said. Train service was suspend ed south of Monclova, about 100 miles south of the border, today. The cause of the suspension could not be learned. Overalls Rebel Uniform. ' Agua Prieta, Sonora, May 8. The movement of Mexican revolutionary troops out of Agua Prieta for Chihua hua continued today. By the first of the week practically all will have left. Gen. P. Ellas Calles, war minister of the revolutionary government, probably will leave here Sunday for Juarez, it was said. Five hundred troops left Agua Prieta yesterday for Juarez via Pul plto Pass and Casan Grandes. They were largely Taqul and Mayo Indians. They were well equipped and clothed. (Continued on Pace Nine.) FIVMK POET SEIZES SHIP. j Steamer Loaded With Grain Captured by Anti-Submarine Craft. Trieste, May 8. Capt. Gabriel d'Annunzio today captured the Italian steamship Baro Fejervary, bound from Trieste to Catania, with a cargo of grain. He sent two anti-submarine craft to make the capture, which occurred in Quarnero bay. The captain of the ship was ordered to proceed to Flume. Boys Saved Due to Their Scout Work Richard Hazelwood. 1J. of 12$ High street, and Harry Harrell, 11, of 1121 Grand avenue, have been saved from the boys' industrial school because of their excellent records in Boy ' flcout work - and because of their excellent home surroundings which an investi gation by juvenile officers revealed. Arthur A. Graham, scoutmaster for i Troop 2. appeared in Juvenile court In behalf of the two lads, who admitted they broke into a store at 1180 Grand avenue ' early this week and stole candy, cigars and gum. Following Graham's plea for clemency. Judge Gaw announced sentence would be de ferred If the boys behaved themselves. , In the future. "Tou see." said young Harrell. "wo walked all over the neighborhood try ing to make some money digging tip dandelions.. Our customers last year all said they couldn't afford to pay out any money to dig dandelions this year. We wanted the candy and stuff so I said let's crawl In over the transom of the store tonight." John Sturgis. a negro youth, who ! confessed to stealing money from the ir inspector's office at the Rock Is- lan)1. was ,-iven an Indefinite sentence to lne industrial school. La- Verne Smith, a negro youth living. at 2 North Western avenue, confessed to forging cheeks on North Topeka stores. Judge Gaw deferred sentence on the promise of the boy to conduct himself properly in tbe future.