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vyEATHER FORECAST for Kansas: Showers and cooler tonight; Wednesday mostly cloudy and cooler, probably with shower east portion. The Evening Newspaper of Kansas HOME EDITION TOPEKA, KANSAS, TUESDAY EVENING, MAY 11, 1920 TEN PAGES FOUR CENTS DOUBT IS CAST UPON CAPTURE OF CARRANZA Said to Ha?e Escaped Rebels With Force of 4,000. Little Band, Tho, All That Is 'ow Loyal. OBREGON NOT DE FACTO CHIEF De La Huerta Slated to Fill Car ranza's Place. Leader of ReTolt To Be Candi date at July 4 Polls. (By the Aiaociateil Press.) While advices from Mexico on the revolutionary situation are fragment ary and conflicting, they cast consid erable doubt on the reports that Pres ident Carranza has been made a pris oner. A Vera Cruz dispatch from the newspaper. El Dictamen, a member of the Associated Press, bearing: Mon day' date, declared the fugitive presi dent, wlio was making an effort to reach Vera Cruz, had broken thru the revolutionary lines and wr standing at bay with 4.000 men at San Marcos, twenty-seven miles north of Puebla. On the other hand, the revolution ary leaders along the border are 'still claiming that Carranza has been tak en, naming the place of his capture as a point near Apizaco Hidalgo. These reports, however, gave few details of the capture except to declare that the entire convoy has been taken with the president; that three generals who were with him. Generals Murguia, Or quizo and Barragan, had been execut ed, and another general wounded. It was added that President Car ranza had been ordered to return to Mexico City with all consideration and that none of his party was to be killed or mistreated. It would appear, however, even pre supposing the accuracy of the reports that Carranza is at liberty, that his situation, according to the Vera "Craz" advices, is precarious. It Is announced that government troops in Vera Cruz have deserted their commander. Gen. Candido Agullar. the governor of the state, making that state apparently no longer a safe refuge for the fugi tive president. With the exception of a few localities, notably the states of Tucatan, Campeche and Chiapas, all of Mexico is declared to be in the hands of the revolutionists. It is asserted the revolutionary leaders desired to bring about a change in Mexico's foreign policy, looking to the advancement of friend ly relations with other powers. Cordial invitation to foreign busi ness men. especially Americans, to come to Mexico and engage in trade, was extended In a statement issued by Kmiliano Tamez, commercial tgent for the liberal constitutionalist party at Nogaies. Senor Tamez said he was speaking for the revolutionary govern ment. Advices to Washington quoted Kmilice Tamez, commercial agent of the rebels at Nogaies, Ariz., and former federal Mexican consul, as an nouncing that the Sonora government had decided to ask this country for immediate formal recognition. Such a request has not been received by the state department. The new Mexican regime will call for a loan of 300.000 pesos for the maintenance of military forces, ac cording to reports from Torreon. Was Almost Bloodless Revolt. Kl Paso, Tex.. May 11 The situa tion In Mexico continued quiet today, according to reports reaching here. General Obregon was fast establish ing his authority thruout the country. With every Important city under his eontn.l and firmly in control of Mex ico C'iiy. rebels here predicted today defection of the few remaining sec tions would be completed with'.i the next two oays. Reports here bore out Obregon's contentions that the revolution was virtually bloodless. leaders here reiterated today Car ranza would be given trial under Mex ican laws. His death is not desired, officials said, denying that he would be executed. Villa's Status Mystery. "Pancho" Villa's status In the Mexi can revolution was a mystery here today. Gen. J. G. Escobar, commander at Juarez, declared that Villa had an nounced his intention to give up ban ditry and had turned his forces over to revolutionists Credence was also given a report Villa had notified rail way officials guards no longer were necessary on trains. Observers here, in view of Gen. P. Ellas Cnlles's announcement yester (Contlnuetl on Fage TwoTi BRITISH R. R.'S HELD BY MEXICO. Situation in Revolt Torn Nation Dis turbs English Foreign Office. London. May 11. There is no im mediate prospect of British-owned railroads In Mexico being returned to their owners. Cecil Harmsworth. under secretary for foreic-n affair trM tv house of commons late yesterday. The Mexican situation was given considerable attention. Commenting on the situation, the Telegraph foresaw difficulties of the I'nited States in deciding whether it should intervene. FORECAST FOR KANSAS. Showers and cooler tonight: Wednei montly elond and cooler, probably with howers east portion. MORE SHOWERS FORECAST. It Is Finest Possible Grow ing Weather, Is Flora's Comment, TODAY'S TEMPERATURES: 7 o'clock 66111 o'clock 6g 8 o'clock... . .65(12 o'clock 72 9 o'clock 65 1 o'clock 72 10 o'clock 68 2 o'clock 73 It is the finest possible growing weather, says S. D. Flora, state me teorologist. There is more rain com ing tonight and Wednesday. Temper atures will remain above normal. The showers will cease in western Kansas tonight. Eastern Kansas will prob ably receive showers tonight and to morrow. Every one of twenty-seven Kansas weather stations reported showers in the last twenty-four hours, according to reports received this morning. Coldwater reported .40 of an inch; Se dan. .48: Dodge City. 64. All other reports were of less than one-quarter of an inch. Some rain -ell here this morning. The rains were not heavy any place. Just enough moisture was afforded, combined with the above normal temperatures that have pre vailed to make the finest sort of grow ing weather. The addition of sun shine alone could improve it. Flora, says. The area of low pressure over Colo (rontinid on Pa g Two. I AD MENJN CITY Prominent Specialists From Over Country in Topeka. Senator Capper Giring Them Tonr Thruout West. A group of advertising specialists, representing the great systems which scatter broadcast thruout the world the messages of international adver tising, arrived in Topeka at 9:45 o'clock this morning on the Rock Is land as the guests of the Capper Pub lications. The tour of 2,300 miles thru the ag ricultural heart of the United States, the fertile bed for the big advertisers, was arranged by Senator Arthur Cap per. The representatives 6f advertising agencies of New York. Chicago and other eastern cities were here, includ ing G. L. Ball. A. L. Lewis. W. H. Stark, Harold Murray, F. F. Hilson, J. H. Sinkenson, Harold F. Barber, J. C. Hindle, William A. Hart, George Clauss, L. C. Smith, Z. H. Donshea, R. E. Plimpton, J. M. Campbell, R. J. Compton. Accompanying the party are three representatives of the Cap per Publications: Joseph Kunzmann, Philip Zak and John S. Boyd, of New York City, and J. C. Feeley, of Chi cago. Luncheon Today. Marco Morrow,' assistant publisher of the Capper Publications, presided at the luncheon held this noon at the Chocolate Shop. Besides the visiting advertising men, eighteen members of the editorial and advertising staff of the Capper Farm Press, representing the Capper's Farmer. Kansas Farmer, and Mail and Breeze, the Missouri Ruralist. the Oklahoma Farmer, and the Nebraska Farm Journal, were present at the luncheon. The afternoon was spent in a study of retail and wholesale establishments in Topeka. Each of the visiting agency men has some particular line in which he is more interested than In others. According to the schedule planned for the afternoon, each visitor inspected the establishments in the line in which he was most interested. A general get acquainted dinner Is to be held this evening at Pelletier's tea room. B. P. Bartlett, director of sales and merchandising, of the Cap per Farm Press, is to preside at the meeting. No formal speeches are to be made. Invitations have been ex tended to a number of Topeka busi ness men to attend the dinner. Those who expect to be present include: O. B. Gufler. Frai.k P. MacLennan, Rob ert Fullerton, J. B. Walker. Charles L. Mitchell, A. L. Oliger. .1. C. Mohler, George P. McEntire. H. H. Pugh. Charles P. Buck, E. H. Crosby. C. P. Adams. F. C. Gibbs. Owen E. Wright, S. E. Cobb, Frank Jarrell, E. L. Cope- i land, F. D. Coburn. William Whitney. The advertising specialists will leave tonight for Oklahoma, where they will spend three days, Wednesday, Thurs day and Friday. On Saturday they will meet a group of Topeka motor car . dealers and will make a tour of part They will visit Wichita, Welling ton, Hutchinson, McPherson, Linds borg, Sallna. Junction City, and Man hattan. The party will return to To peka Monday. A dinner will be given Monday evening at the Dornwood Dairy. After leaving Topeka this time the advertising men will visit Ne braska and Missouri. OX BUMPERS, COAST TO TOPEKA. Lad Who Stole Money to Ride In Chair Car, Goes to Jail. John Carpenter. 17, who says -he -escaped from the Ohio reformatory, to day pleaded guilty to third degree bur glary and was sentenced to five years in the state reformatory at Hutchin- ' son. He told officers that he burglar ized the home of G. C. Cornish in North Topeka in an endeavor to get enough money to ride back home on a chair car. "I got tired of the bumpers," he said. "I rode them all the way from the coast to Topeka." TO EIjECT M. E. NEGRO BISHOPS. Supreme Council Decides to Recognise African Church. Des Moines, May 11. The election of two negro bishops was decided upon by the Methodist Episcopal gen eral conference here today. Recom mendations that .there be two bishops of that race were made by the com mittee on episcopacy in its first re port. The negro bishops will be elected on separate ballots from the white bish REDS HAKE STAND Poles and Ukrainians Halted at the Dnieper River. , Bolshevlkl in Slow Retreat Blow Up All Bridges. ARE BOMBARDING KIEV CITY American Flyers Take Active Part Against Reds. Leon Trotzky Hurries to Front Is Directing Fight. Warsaw. May 11. Bolshevik! forces are making a stand on the east bank of the Dnieper in the region of Kiev, and an artillery battle is raging north and south of the city. Polish and Ukrainian troops found when they reached Kiev that two of the three bridges across the Dnieper river had been dynamited. Members of the Kosciuszko aerial squadron, under command of Maj. P. Cedric Fauntleroy, of Chicago, 111., took a prominent part in the air fighting which resulted in the Bolshe vik) being driven oat of Kiev. The Americans made repeated raids against soviet forces, bombed railroad and flying low, turned their machine guns upon the Bolsheviki infantry. Trotzky Goes to Front. London, May 11. Leon Trotzky, Russian soviet war minister, has gone to the Polish front and is personally directing the stand of Red troops against the combined Polish-Ukrainian offensive, a Moscow wireless dis patch today said. Soviet Wireless Silent, Paris, May 11. The Eiffel tower wireless station reports that no mes sages have been received from the Bolsheviki station at Moscow since 2 o'clock Monday afternoon. As the soviet government has in the past made liberal use of wireless, the Journal, in commenting on the sub ject, says the silence is "strange." German Candidates Beaten. Danzig, May 10. German candi dates to the Polish diet in the elec tions which have Just been held in dis tricts of East Prussia and Pomerania, which were given to Poland by the peace treaty have met with a crush ing defeat. Only three Germans out of eighteen candidates were elected, a majority of the seats going to representatives of the Polish democratic party. BIG CHURCH MEET Two Hundred. Congregational Ministers in City. Will Celebrate Pilgrim Landing Thursday Sight. Nearly 200 Congregational ministers were in Topeka today to attend the sixty-sixth annual session of the Kan sas Congregational conference which opened this morning at the First church. Seventh and Harrison streets. The convention will last until Thurs day night. The last day will be de voted to the celebration of the three hundredth anniversary of the landing of the Pilgrim Fathers at Plymouth in 1620. They were the founders of the Congregational church in America. Most of today was devoted to busi ness. The board of directors met this morning at 9:30 o'clock to consider plans for the coming year. The or ganization of the conference was to be the business of the afternoon, followed by an address at 4:30 o'clock by Rev. Frank M. Sheldon of Boston. A devotional program will be held at the church tonight, beginning at 7:45 o'clock. A. L. Oliger, secretary of the Cham ber of Commerce, will extend a few words of greetings at tonight's meeting. Rev. A. L Goudy. of Partridge. Kan., will preach the conference sermon. The communion service will be in charge of Pres. P. P. Womer, of Wash burn, and Rev. John H. A. Rice. Tomorrow morning Prof. W. G. Mitchell, of Lawrence, will speak on "The Problem of the Congregational Student." Rev. Henry E. Thayer will speak on "The Enlargement of Our Borders." and Rev. Frank M. Sheldon will address the ministers on "Jesus, and the Religion of His Day." Meet ings of the local association will be held in the afternoon. DECLARE SOVIET IMPOSSIBLE i i American Socialist Leader Says U. S. I Iv ..... lJnM Tu T1 . . " J ."....'. ...... .I . Wl U IT, 111. New York, May 11. A proletarian dictatorship is not the doctrine of the American Socialist party and is not applicable to present conditions. Mor ris Hillquit told the national conven tion of -the Socialists here today. Hillquit's statement was made dur ing debate on adoption of the proposed substitute platform brought forward by the radical element in the con vention. MAY REACH AGREEMENT SOON. Southwest Miners and Operators Put Last Details in Hands of Committee. Kansas City. Mo.. May 11. Settfe ment of disputed questions pertaining to houses, coal and explosives today was in the hands of a sub-committee following temporary adjournment of the general conference of committees of miners and coal operators repre senting Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma and Arkansas. The sub-committee is composed of three representatives from each side. The joint conference had been in session a week drafting the biennial agreement under which the miners will work. Operators already had agreed to the wage increases provided by the award of the federal bitumi nous coal commission. Soviet Ambassador Pleads Case. Washington, May 11. Ludwig C. A. K. Martens, Bolshevik 'ambassador" to the Cnited States today went be fore Immigration Commissioner Shell Iin a secret hearing to defend himself against a deportation warrant. Blue Beard's First Wife Was Coffeyville Girl, He Tells District Attorney Facing Life Term in San Quentin Prison, Confesses More Uxorcides Says He Is Kansas Boy Ran Away from Home Because Mother Refused Per mission to Go to Sunday School. Los Angeles, May 11. James P. Watson, under life sentence for the muder of his wife, Nina Lee Deloney, and who has confessed to the murder of nine of his wives, expected, it was said today, to begin serving his sen tence after Saturday. .' J Watson, in confessing to havieg killed the ninth wife, related to the district attorney his early life in the middle west. He said he was a son of John Gillam, a farmer supposed to be living now near Paris, Kan. He said he had been christened Joseph, but the first name he couidT remember being called was Dan Hoi den. He explained his father and mother separated and he took the name of the man his mother later married. Watson or Holden declared he ran away from home when" his mother forbade him to go to Sunday school. He worked on farms at Sarcoxie and Monet, Kansas, at Verona, Exeter and Neosho, Mo., and Eureka Springs, Ark. HOLDS JOBS OPEN Senate Will Block New Appoint ments by Wilson. Republicans Object to Filling Pay Roll With Demos. Washington. May 11. Many ap pointments recently made by President Wilson probably will be blocked by the senate until his term expires. Re publican leaders, it was learned today, are in no hurry to put Wilson ap pointees on the payroll. A number of important nominations are pending in the senate. In cases whereby the political com plexion of a board is fixed, nomina tions may be confirmed. Among nom inations now awaiting action are: Henry Morgenthau, to be ambassa dor to Mexico Samuel W. McCall, Massachusetts, to the tariff board. Mark W. Potter. New . York, and James Duncan, Massachusetts, to be new members of the interstate com merce commission, to fill the addi tional places created by the railroad act, and Henry J. Ford, New York, to fill tho vacancy caused by resignation of Commissioner Harlan. Frederick G. Cottrell, California. auditor of the bureau of mines. A. B. Burleson, Admiral Benson and Walter S. Rogers to be American members of the international confer ence provided for under the treaty. Martin J. Gillan, Wisconsin, to the shipping board. John Skelton Williams, comptroller of the currency. George W. B. Hunt, Arizona, minis ter to Siam. ' I Peter A. Jay, Rhode Island, minister to Salvador., In addition to these are scores of minor officials, assistants in various bureaus, and postmasters. President Wilson today nominated Roy S. MacElwee, of New York, to be director of the bureau of foreign and domestic commerce of the department of commerce. MacElwee was formerly first assist ant director of the bureau under Phil ip Kennedy, who resigned. KANSAS CLUB WOMEN MEET First Time Since Formation of Federa tion Session Meets West of Sallna. Hays, Kan., May 11. The twenty fifth annual session of the Kansas fed eration of women's clubs opened here last night with a reception at the Women's building of the Kansas State Normal school here. It is the first time the federation has met west of Salina. The following are the present officers of the federation: President, Mrs. Rebecca Wells Taylor, Lyons; vice president, Mrs. A. C. Coolidge, Smith Center: recording secretary. Miss Lutie Johnson, Kansas City; general federa tion secretary, Mrs. H. O. Garvey, To peka: corresponding secretary. Mrs. George Purdy. Lyons: treasurer, Mrs. C. G. Higginson, Wichita; auditor, Mrs. J. P. Scott. Herington. On First Trip He Sizes 'Em Up, Then Gets Busy James R. Joy, 76, Who Marries Martha Snyder, 56, Tells License Clerk How "A Dutchman Goes After a Wife." James R. Joy, 76, today walked into the probate court and ordered his third marriage license. Mrs. Martha J. Snyder, 66, 204 Quincy street, is his bride-to-be. Joy, who is a truck ; gardener living at 270 Kellam avenue. carried a card with him which bore the name, address and age of Mrs. Snyder. "This makes my third woman," he told the marriage license clerk, "and she's a dandy. I took her out to the house and let her cook dinner for rrte Sunday and she sure can cook. I knew then I had the right woman. A man can always tell whether a woman is any good when he sees her work ing. "That is, a man of my age. Now take a youngster like this reporter here, he'd size a. girt up by watching her dance. But dancing is only a small part of life." Continuing Jov issued instructions thr.t the issuance of the license should He told the dfstrict attorney he tra-eled with ft medicine show and later obtained a position with a mer cantile agency in Chicago. He began a mercantile agency of his own and took the -name of his father, John Gillmauj Using this name he was married for the first time, he said. about seventeen years ago, to Marie Hollngsworth of Coffeyville, Kan. The marriage was unhappy and they were divorced. He traveled thru Texas. Oklahoma, Colorado. Kansas and Missouri for a St. Louis stamp and seal company, marrying Olive Greenlee- and tjjen divorcing her. He than married Alice Freeman of St. Louis at Alton,' 111. While conducting a mail order business he was indicted, but before he could be arrested he went to Can ada, he said. It was in Moose Jaw. Canada, he said, he took the name of Watson in 1912, and since then his activities were confined to western Canada and the Pacific coast states. T WILL SHOW ALLEN Howat Promises 'Xew Test for '' Industrial Court. Kansas King of Miners Says Governor Has Misrepresented. Salina. Kan., May 11. "We will show Governor Allen how his indus trial court works again," declared Alexander Howat, president of Dis trict 14, United Mine Workers of America, in an address yesterday eve ning before a large audience in a pub lic meeting here. Howat is here attending the state convention of the Kansas Federation of Labor. The miners leader challenged the operation of. the industrial court law, and also took issue with several of Governor Allen's public utterances, saying the latter had "gone up and down the land misrepresenting" the facts since the Institution of the court. He denounced the court as unjust, sayijig that it does not prevent strikes and' takes. -away the "earned rights of menV THe declared it had not pre vented a single strike. , Previous -to Howat's address, J. I. Sheppard, counsel for the miners, in a speech declared..that the workmen of this country were getting a full day's pay for a half day's work, but justi fied by- saying that the merchant and the banker were .doing the same thing. - - SENATOR LODGE IN SADDLE Republicans Accept Wilson's Challenge by Honoring Anti-Pact Loader. Chicago. May 11. Having chosen Senator Henry Cabot Lodge as tempo rary chairman of the Republican na- tional convention opening here June 8, and the other temporary officials of the convention the Republican national committee had only minor matters be- fore it today on the second day of its two-day session. I was estamisnea Dy tne legislature in Several members of the committee 1913 and operated nine months dur indicated they favored the selection of inr that vear- The incomplete fire loss former Senator Albert J. Beveridge, of Irecord for 1913 showed a total of $3. Imilana, as chairman. 1193.330. In 1914 the total for the The committee agreed on the choice ! twelve months was $3,411,224. The of Senator Lodge with the recom-1 low mark wa! reached in 1915 when mendation to the national convention that some one else be chosen perma nent chaiirr.an. Hearing of contests among state delegations was postponed one week to May 31 by a decision of the na tional executive committee upon the recommendation of Chairman Will H. Hays. HOUSE TO PASS BONUS BILL Doubt Expressed If Senate Can Act on it Before Recess. Washington, May 11. The revised I soldier bonus bill will be passed by the house not later than next week. Chair- , man Fordey, Michigan, of the ways I and means committee declared today.! Final enactment of the bill by the : senate is impossible before the eon- ; yention recess, according to present, indications. not be chronicled in the newspapers. .cuou .or me suppression oi puo - Hcity was demanded. "There's a bunch of kids out there n Oakland who want a fellow to give them cigars and candy," he said, "and I don't feel it Is right to give kids cigars." - Joy told court officers his second wife died sixteen months ago. "How did you get this one 7" he was asked. -'Well ti fallnva .hn kn. m realized I was lonely and told mej about Mrs. Snyder. She's tired of washing for a living and all her chil dren are grown up." "How many times did you go out before you asked to marry her?" "Xow, look here young fellow, that's my business," he retorted. "I'll tell you this much a. Dutchman look ing for a wife makes either one or two trips. The first trip he sizes 'em up and if he roes the second time he 1 gets busy.' !JAPSVANTPEACE:B5". Reach Agreement With Soviet Russian Government. Twenty Thousand Troops to Withdraw From Vladivostok. NEUTRAL ZONE TO BE CREATED Danger of Clashes Between Armies To Be Averted. If Plan Works Many More Japs Will Withdraw. Washington, May It. Japan has begun to make peace with the Bolshe viki of Siberia, it was learned today. An agreement which probably will lead to withdrawal of about twenty thousand Japanese troops from the re gion of Vladivostok and pave the way fesf AvaritntliMi rf all tVia To tm ncca forces in Siberia, has been concluded i between Japanese and soviet authori ties at Vladivostok, confidential ad vices to the Japanese embassy here to day stated. The agreement is aimed expressly at preventing conflicts between the Japanese and the Russians and is in tended to allow evacuation of Japan ese forces from the city and region of Vladivostok,' it was stated at the em bassy. Create Neutral Zone. By the agreement, a neutral zone is created between the forces, thirty kilo meters on each side of the Ussuri railroad from Vladivostok to Kha barovsk. The Russian soviet police under the agreement will be responsible for maintenance of order. The agreement was reached between the commander of the Russian forces at Vladivostok ami General Ol, in command of the Japanese troops in Siberia. If this agreement works satisfac torily, the large force of Japanese troops undoubtedly will be with drawn, it was declared at the em bassy. Latest military intelligence re ports to Washington estimate the number of Japanese troops in Vlad ivostok and its vicinity and north along the Ussuri railroad to Kha barovsk 1920 FIRE RECORD Lowest Loss in Kansas Since 1915 Shown in Report Total of 2,619 Fires With Damage of $3,664,086. Fire losses in Kansas last year showed a decrease of $1,037,567 below! the record for 1918, according to ir. port today by L. T. Hussey, state fire marshal. The record is the lowest since 1915. A total of 2,619 fires oc curred during the year. Hussey's annual report which came from the state printer today carries a flaring red cover page depicting Satan with a flaming torch in each hand and on a rampage of destruction. ( "The Devil to Pay" is the title of the booklet. i Records for last year show a fire I loss of $3,664,086. while in 1918 the fire damage in Kansas was $4,701,653.1 The department of state fire marshal I "??? ,r . we i 1916 the total Jumped to $4,050,743 and increased to the high mark of $4,873,994 in 1917. A total of 83 fires was credited to incendiarism. The loss from this cause totalled $135,231. The report shows fire loss of $708,936 from blazes in 1.216 dwellings. A total of 323 barns burned with a loss of $497,946. while fires in 152 stores resulted in a loss of $555,729. Fires in 47 elevators and grain warehouses were responsi ble for a loss of $487,237. VETERAN NOVELIST IS DEAD ,. ... , ... - W ""am nen H"- w Author of xer Seventy Volumes, sev York, May 11. William Dean Howells, famous writer, died last night at his home in New York, Howells was 85 years of age. He suffered an attack of Influenza last winter. He never fully recovered and steadilv grew weaker. His son. John daughter. Mildred, who lived with her father, were at his side when he died. The funeral will be held Wednesday. Howells. the dean of American lit erature, published more than seventy books. His wo-ka covered a wide range of subjects. He was born in Martins Ferry, Ohio, and was a self taught man. He started writing as a newspaper man, working on papers from 1858 to 1861. when he was appointed United States consul at Venice. On his return to the T ' i , H C,.n. (n Ififfi V. j itor of the Atlantic Monthly. He . served in that capacity for sixteen! I years. , I .writing up to the start of the illness! which resulted in his death. Some of his best known works were: "The Landlord of the Lion's Head." "The World of Chance." "Venetian Life." "Italian Journeys." 'The Rise of Si las Lapham." "The Shadow of a Dream," "The Leather-wood God," and others. SPAIN WINS IN AFRICA. Troops Make Nine Mile Advance Against Moroccoans. tthe national advertising program. . . . .. i, c. . . , : which may result in the elimination of i Slr2lTtVVl i? forces!the narrow minded baker who is not fighting in Morocco have adv&nced hi-,..i . . about nine miles against rebellious "'"'J? d dvertie himself, the speak- tribesraen. according to advices re- i . celved here. . ...... .Housewife Is Competitor. General Silverstre is in command ' "The main competition in the bak of operations and has 10,080 troops I lng industry is not the other-baker," and a number of airplanes. i ConUnped on Page Two.) scores ranme Hurst's Marriage Oklahoma City. May 11. Asininely idiotic and godless, is the way Billy Sunday, noted evangelist, character ized Fannie Hurst's marriage idea. Sunday, who is conducting a revival campaign here, said such marriages "struck at the basis of Christianity and civilization," and were a mild form of Bolshevism. "We'll always have nuts with us," he said today, "and we may expect to al ways find followers of such legalized s'.n." Sunday stated that there must be homes, parental influence, children and sacrifices In order that the world may become better. BREAD IS REMEDY "Consumption Would Cut U. S. Food Cost Two Billions." P. Chindblom Addresses the Bakers' Convention Here. 'If the public would increase its consumption of bread 20 per cent, the food cost would be reduced $2, 000.000,000," said D. P. Chindbolm of Chicago, in addressing the fifth an nual convention of the Transmissis sippi Association of the Baking In- Dr. H. E. Barnard, director of the American Institute of Baking. dustry, which opened for a two-day meeting in Topeka this morning. Chindblom is secretary of the Ameri can Association of the Baking Indus try and an authority on questions of importance to bakers. "The American people do not con sume the proper amount of bread.' Chindblom said. "The United States uses only half as much bread, propor tionately, as does France. G. L. Jordan. Chindblom advocated standard prin ciples to be used by bakers in national advertising, which will be presented to the national convention of bakers m September. Cost finding methods should head the list of desirable standards. Chind bolm said. Bakers should eliminate rebates, discounts and premiums, false methods of lowering the high cost of living, which means greater cost to the D. P. Chindblom. public eventually, he declared. Such ; standards should be Incorporated into HIKE WATER RATES "Pete" Miller Urges 60 Per Cent Increase If Necessary. Former City Councilman De nounces Proposed Bond Issue. EAST SIDERS BEFORE CITY DADS Protest Suggested Abandonment of Fire Station No. 6. Flaj Poor Street Car Service and Viaducts. A 60 per cent increase in city water rates, and more if need be, was advo cated by "Pete" Miller, former city councilman, in a talk this morning be fore the city commissioners at their regular meeting. Miller was one of a delegation of east side citizens which called on the commissioners to protest against the suggested abandonment of Fire station No. 6, on Seward avenue. The poor street car service on the Oakland line and the condition of the viaduct came in for a share of com rnent by the delegation. The proposed bond issue to finance the contemplated improvements in the city water system was denounced by Miller. It merely would be saddling the burden on future generations, he declared. He asserted that the work ing people understand the proposition and would gladly pay more for city water. It is the man with the most money who kicks the most on the water rates, Miller insisted. The inter est on the proposed bonds, he said, would amount to a great deal. "Rest Went Up, Why Not Water?" "Increase the rates." urged the for mer councilman. "The cost of living has doubled and trebled, but the water rates have not gone up. The cost of operating the water depart ment has increased 100 per cent. In crease the rates 60 per cent and in four years you will have enough money to make the improvements without floating a bond issue." "But what.will we do for water in the meantime?" asked Wilbur Stan field, water commissioner. "If we -float a bond issue we can make the improvements at once. We can't wait four years." Isn't there enough' water to run that length of time?" Not Enough Water Stanfield. "There positively is not. The citi zens of Topeka don't want to go thru many more winters like last winter." "Then make the rates higher. That's business.,' "But we couldn't accumulate enough money in less than two years, and in the meantime we would be putting in new wells to tide us over. Everyone knows that in the end this thing must com? to a filtration system. The underground water flow Is practically exhausted. It's true the rates are low. We ar getting out our annual water report now and it shows that we are loslnc money on minimum customers." The delegation was headed by James Mullln, a member of the board of education. He tendered the com missioners a petition signed by 257 East side residents, asking for a motor truck at No. 6 fire station and pro testing against the abandonment of the station as proposed recently by Fire Chief Joseph Hanlon. "Would Be in Fire Trap." "It is hard for fire trucks to'tef to the east side from uptown." said Mul- lin. ihcre are two railroad tracks to cross and frequently the way Is blocked by trains. A bouse could burn down before a fire company could get out there. We, as citizens, are paying the same taxes as other citizens and feel that we deserve fire protection. If No. 6 Is removed we will be left in a trap, for It frequently happens that, when the river Is high, the river road is under water." Commissioner W. H. Wasson, pre siding In the absence of Mayor H. J. Corwlne. assured the delegates that the matter had never come before the commission and, as far as he knew, was not being considered. Urges Street Car Bpur. Miller declared that the citizens liv ing between the business district and Oakland have to walk whenever there Is anything special going on In town. The cars are already crowded before they leave Oakland, he said, and hr the time they get down on Seward avenue there is no more room for passengers. He advocated that the street railway company place a spur on Seward avenue or at Reno and Di vision stseets. Extra cars might run this far. he said, and accommodate the people living on the Topeka side. The condition of the Branner street viaduct likewise was flayed by the former councilman. "Some time ago," he said, "a street car left the track on the too of this viaduct and ran to within four feet of the edge. There is a drop of about fortv feet. Had the cajr gone over. It would have been "the worst disaster that ever hsnDened In the citv, for there were 125 persons crowded Int that little car. The rear end of the car was so heavily loaded that when the ear bounced, as thev do. the front trucks were lifted entirely off the rails at the corner and it went straight ahead Instead of turning. My two daughters happened to be on that car. Had that car gone over, it would b hard to say what r. and other men in iv nosition. w.iuld have done." M'Jler also advocated removing one of the steel support columns which stands souarelv in the middle of Bran ner street, and supporting the viaduft in some otht-r manner In order to minimize the dnnrer of the sharp turn on the railroad trseks. The floor of the viaduct Is not in condition to travel over. Miller added. "Many of the planks are loose. he inserted. "Nalle rfi-k UP here snfl there, spelling death to automobile tires, and the incline is so steep thst a team could not pull it with a heavy load." , France Moves Against Fnlons. Parts. May 11. The French cabi net at a meeting today instructed Minister of Justice L'Hoplteau to open proceedings aralnst the General Fed eration of Lebor wi a view to the dissolution of the organization which has been supporting the strike of the French railway men by calling ether strikes.