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" Mostly cloud y weather with Blrow era Saturday and In wcot and south central portions tonight; slightly The Evening Newspaper of Kansas tonight. HOME EDITION TOPEKA, KANSAS, FRIDAY EVENING, MAY 14, 1920 FOURTEEN PAGES FOUR CENTS RECOGNITION IS NEXT GOAL OF REBELCHIEFS Terr Diplomatically They Are Sounding Out U. S. ProTlsional Cabinet amed at Mexico City Conference. FORCE GOVERNORS DISGORGE Five Carranza Chiefs Carried Big Loot Across Border. Capture or Death of Carranza Only Matter of Hours. (By the United Press.) Success of the Mexican revolution today apparently was nearly complete, leaders predicted the capture or sur render of President Carranza, hemmed In by the revolutionary troops south of Aplzaco, within two days. Outlying districts which have re mained loyal to Carranza were report ed coming over to the revolution. Sev eral Incidents indicated possible inter national complications. John B. Body. British consul with headquarters at Vera Cruz, was re ported with Carranza' party, endan gered by the attacks of the revolu tionists. General Obregon, revolution ary leader, had promised every effort would be made to Insure Body's safety. British warships had been ordered to Mexican waters. In Mexico City, the revolutionists were reported to have asked leading foreign oil companies to pay 6.000,000 pesos in export oil taxes In advance to furnish funds for the revolution. The oil men were "considering" the re quest. Formation of a provisional govern ment was reported from Mexico City. The provisional foreign minister asked foreign embassies and legations to recognize the revolution but his re quest had received no reply. Revolutionary agents in Washington Indicated their leaders would use every p-ecautlon to hasten recognition by foreign powers. Hermoslllo, fionora, reported it was In communication with Mexico City by wireless and that the city was quiet. Governors of four Mexican states, who supported Carranza, were report ed to have reached Fort Ringgold, Tex., with $2,000,000 In public funds. Want Taxes In Advance. . Mexico City, via Galveston, May 14. Representatives of leading Ameri can and British oil companies have been In conference here to consider re quests of revolutionary leaders that taxes on oil exports for a certain pe riod be paid inadvance. The amount required, they said, was about five million pesos. They said they were holding the request under consideration because of the uncer tainty of the situation. Provisional Cabinet Named. Appointments for the provisional cttvernment Included Sanchez Azona. a senator and former minister to France, as minister of foreign affairs; Aurcllno Mendivil, minister of the treasury, and Gen. Jacinto Trevino as minister of war. Generals Obregon and Gonzales, after a conference, were reported to have agreed that legislative and judi cial powers should continue function ing without interference. A commission of lawyers attended the conference. From these reports, it was believed the revolutionists In tended to make every effort to clothe their movement with full legal per quisites. Rebels Are In Tnmplco. Revolutionists claimed their forces had occupied Tampico. At Tampico they said their forces guaranteed pro tection of the city and oil property. After a meeting of the diplomatic corps, it was learned Azona had sought recognition for the revolutionary gov ernment. The diplomats decided to deal with him informally as no rep resentatives of the old government re mained in the capital. However, they decided to use the strictest care not to give any sign of formal recognition for the present. Would Protect Ex-ClUcf. Carranza and his forces were re ported in battle with the revolution aries south of Apizaco. General Obre gon has sent emissaries to protect Car ranza's life and offer him safe conduct to Vera Cruz, where It was understood he would be allowed to embark for some foreign country. The revolutionists claimed victories In Tepetitlan and Zacates, killing six ty federal troops, Including two gen erals. Close In on Carranza. Vera Crus, May 14. Carranza forces have suffered several hundred casualties in heavy fighting in the region of Hacienda Tamariz, state of Puebla, in the last 48 hours, according to reports here. Revolutionary leaders claimed their troops were gradually closing in on the deposed president. They expected his surrender or capture within the next two days. The rebels claimed to have more than 14.000 men subject to their or ders. The president's force was esti mated at about 6,000 troops. British Consul Missing. British circles were worried over the fate of John B. Body, British con sul at Vera Cruz. Body was reported to have left Mexico City on the train on which the president fled. No word had been received from him. British subjects in Mexico have ap pealed to their government to send a warship to Vera Cruz. It was reported. . "d one of the vessels at Bermuda (Continue.! on page Mx.j - FORECAST FOR KANSAS. Mostly clondy weather with showers Saturday and west and souMt central portions tonight; silently warmer to nlsht. BLANKET AGAINST FROST. Flora Says Unsettled, Cloudy Weather Will Avert a Freeze. TODAY'S TEMPERATURES. 7 o'clock 47 8 o'clock 48 9 o'clock 49 10 o'clock 60 11 o'clock 62 12 o'clock 63 1 o'clock 69 2 o'clock 66 The bright side of things now Is the cloudy side, according to S. D. Flora, state meteorologist. Unsettled weath er, clouds and showers are predicted for tonight and Saturday. The clouds will protect from frost that might oc cur tonight if it were clear. Flora says. An area of low pressure is moving toward Kansas from over Utah and New Mexico. It was raining this morning in western Kansas. Rain fell at Garden, Scott and Hays. Precipi tation extends south Into Oklahoma and Texas and as far west as Nevada, but to. the east of Kansas it has not begun to rain. Topeka narrowly escaped frost last night, . the meteorologist said. The temperature here was 42 at 6 o'clock this morning. It was 36 at Goodland. (Continued on Page Two.t WILSONJAID YES Announcement of His Cable ,r "Was Approved. Daniels Got Permission to Tell President's Words. Washington, May 14. President Wilson was consulted by Secretary Daniels before the latter made public the president's secret cablegrams and confidential speeches, delivered during the war In which he sharply criticized the British navy policy, it was an nounced today at the White House. Secretary Daniels today declared Admiral Slms's charge that the navy department prolonged the war four months and was responsible for loss of 600.000 lives "sounded like Baron Munchausen," and is in "reckless dis regard" of the facts. Continuing hts statement before the senate naval investigating committee, Daniels said troop transportation up to the summer of 1918 depended on allocation of tonnage from the allies and was limited by port and transpor tation facilities In France. He de clared further that America exceeded Great Britain in rapidity of troop movement, altho American troops had to cross 3,000 miles of water. CORONER'S COCKTAILS AGAIN One Man Tead and Two in Hospital From Wood Alcohol Poisoning. Indianapolis, May 14. One man is dead and two more are in the city hospital here today as a result of a drink orgy, according to the police, in which the men are believed to have drunk a liquid containing wood alcohol. A number of other men living in the southern part of the city are be lieved to have drunk some of the pseudo liquor, but they have not been identified by the police. Michael Sullivan was found in an alley in the rear of a soft drink saloon In a weak condition and died a few minutes after he had been discovered by the authorities. Steve Toner and Joseph McHugh are in the hospital and the condition of the former Is believed to be serious. MRS. ISABELLE CRAWFORD LOW Wife of Former Governor Had Stroke of Paralysis and Apoplexy. Mrs. Isabelle M. Crawford, widow of former Gov. S. J. Crawford, is crit ically ill at the home of her daughter-in-law, Mrs. G. M. Crawford, 1116 Tyler. Mrs. Crawford suffered a stroke of paralysis and apoplexy Thursday. The daughter-in-law reported today tnat, wnno tne condition of Mrs. Crawford was critical, it was hoped that she would rally tonight or to morrow. Mrs. Arthur Capper, only daughter of Mrs. Crawford, will arrive in To peka Sunday morning from Washing ton, D. C. She will be accompanied from Kansas City by her nephew, Marsnau crawrord. WANTED ONLY PAPER MONEY Bandits Took $9,000 in Bills Left ,000 in Silver Coin. Spokane, May 14. Nine thousand dollars in a single package of cur rency was obtained Just before mid night by two holdup men who struck and kicked the American Railway Ex press company agent at the Great Northern station here into insensibil ity, according to the agent, H. A. Pe terson. , According to Peterson's story, told at the emergency hospitalv the men were able to enter the money cage be cause of a defective lock on its doo"r. Approximately $.000 in sacked silver was left scattered about the floor of the room. LEASE RIFLE RANGE NEAR CITY Government Provides National Guard Field for Topeka. The rifle range at the Boys' indus trial school north of the city has been leaSed by the government and is now ready for use by the National guard and the Shawnee Rifle club. Author ity has been received to expend $100 of government funds for the construc tion of a range house for the guard, and Capt. John Ashworth has prom ised the club Its hearty co-operation. The club has received a consignment of .22 and .32 caliber rifles and a good supply of ammunition. The club now has a membership of seventy-five, and more are desired. Every member has a chance of win ning a place on the team that will go to the national shoot at Camp Perry, O., next August. Kansas is to be rep resented by as civilian team of eigh teen members LAWS ARE NOT THE ANSWER TO LABOR PROBLEM Collective Bargaining and Good Will Only Economic Cures. Hoover Expresses His Doubts of , Kansas Industrial Court. BUT SAYS IT'S WORTH TRIAL Tells Senate Labor and Capital Will Get Together: Declares Revolutionary Steps Should Jfot Be Attempted. Washington, May 14. Collective baralnlng and "good will" with public opinion exercising the only pressure, offer the best hope for industrial peace, Herbert Hoover told the senate labor committee today. No revolutionary steps should be at tempted,, he said. Hoover declared against injunctions, compulsory arbi tration ana industrial courts. Laws Will Not Help. "I do not believe that relationship between labor and capital can be set- tiea Dy any form of legal repression, injunction, compulsory arbitration or industrials because those lead ultl mately to the Jail as a means of en. forcement. Hoover said. "It leads to the border of martyrdom and tends to make for compulsory employment and a compulsory wage. The only hone lies in moderate em ployers and moderate labor leaders. not in revolutionary steps or "extrem 1st" leaders on either side. Hoover saia. Kansas Court Worth Trial. The Kansas industrial court law is practically a reproduction of the Aus tralian labor acts, Hoover said. I do not want to condemn the Kan sas act in spite of the failure of the Australian acts to effect the results anticipated," he continued. The Kansas act is an experiment tnat is worth trying on American soil. It may be possible to develoD some- tnmg worth while. My own opinion, however, is that the act cannot suc ceed. In Australia the number of strikes and dislocations is as great as . viuci tuuiuim wiLiiuui mem. Eliminates Competition. The Kansas law. Hoover said, would ultimately determine fair profits as wen as establish a minimum wage, he added. 'It in effect substitutes government control of industry for competition No revolutionary steps should be at tempted and the whole problem should De advanced one step at a time." Hoover said this country need have no fear of strikes being used for po litical ends and that labor leaders thus far have used them only in the Interest of labor. Wider use of collective bargaining is the only step that should be taken at present. Hoover believes. Experience Only Guide. "You do think that ultimately there will be worked out an industrial code?' Senator Kenyon asked. "Ultimately, but it must be worked out by experience," Hoover said. "Take the question of an eight hour day. It is not a matter of universal application but merely an approxima tion." In some Industries, eight hours is too long a day. he argued. The question of a living wage is also a variable matter, he said. Profit sharing plans work better with executive and office employes rather than skilled labor, he told the committee. Do Not Want Benevolence. "Devices have been used to the det riment of labor and that is the rea son for the alarm of organized labor." Hoover said. "One accusation is that bonuses are given to key men to pre vent organization. "The employes of the country are looking for a position of right instead of a position of consideration," he said. "What do you mean by that?" asked Kenyon. "They want their rights instead of benevolence," Hoover replied. "We need restimulation of the cre ative instinct. With the enlargement of industry there has been a terrible deadening of the creative instinct. The mutual feeling of responsibility between employers and employe that prevailed in earlier days must be re stored. "That relationship would be re stored by some plan of shop organiza tion, but unfortunately labor has in some cases, and wrongfully I think, been influenced against it. Self Interest Predominates. "Self interest predominates to a very large degree today. During the war we had a period of altruism. The pendulum, however, has swung the other way with great rapidity." Senator Jones. New Mexico, Demo crat, said he understood that profits of the war period are three times those of the pre-war years but that the in creases in wages are relatively small. "There can be no question as to the enormous increase in profits out of proportion to the increase in wage costs," Hoover agreed. Alarmed at British Plan. He vie we 1 "with very great alarm," the Whitley shop council plan origin tContlnued op Page Slx. Prefer Oil Stock To Drawing To Poker Straights Oklahoma City, May 14. Apart ment house janitors here are listed among the best buyers of oil stock. according to salesmen for oil com panies. High salaries have a tendency to gambling, especially among this clats. salesmen stated, and the Oklahoma janitors would rather chance a hun dred r so on drawing a producing well than drawing to a straight In ordinary poker. TROUBLED CONDITIONS IN MEXICO ARE REFLECTED ALONG THE BORDER American soldiers stopping an automobile coming into El Paso from Mexico and (below) Mexican refugees in a side street at Agua Prieta. An observer at the U. S.-Mexico boundary might easily tell without further means of information that conditions are troubled below tha border. At El Paso American soldiers search all vehicles and question all individuals crossing the international bridge in either direction. Many Mexican refugees have appeared at various points alone the boundary. Some of them are shown in the lower picture at Agua Prieta, a small town in the state of Sonora just below the U. S. border. AT 194 MILLION Report Deposits of 246 Kansas National Banks. Resources Aggregated 239 Mil lion December 31. Deposits of 246 rational banks in Kansas reached a total of 3194,252.000 on December 31, according to a com pilation made public today by W. W. Bowman, secretary of the Kansas Bankers' association. Resources ag gregating 3239,044,000 are shown in the report. Loans and discounts of the national hanks amounted to 3138,982,000 when the report was made. Undivided profits totalled 33,218,000. Overdrafts were only 3655,000. The report, in detail as shown by Secretary Bowman follows: Resources. Loans and discounts .$138,382,000 Overdrafts Bunk building, furniture and fix. Other real estate 4.31.1.000 ""1""' U. 8. bonds and other bonds and arrnnts 34,495,000 Customer's liability account ac ceptances Stock federal reserve bank Stocks other than federal re serve bank G K exemption fa rid and due from V. S. treasurer Interest earned, not collected... Cash and Blpht exchange Other resources lo.ooo Total $2:19,044,000 Liabilities. Capital stock .A $ 13.253.000 c...nia . a. TT-. nnn T-niivi(iArt"n"rnfiY r..'mooo Deposits 194,2."2,000 mils payanie 4.u.i.(wi jfouce barracks on Commons road, Bonds borrowed ,i'5 !J5! Cork, attacked by 100 men. Place Kte noVeaVned:::: Z:01.1 a"di fAre and Acceptances Letters of credit, travelers eh'ks, Reserved for taxes and interest. Other liabilities "b.ooo 310.000 5S.000 Total $239,044,000 GOTHAM BARBERS ASK ' MORE. Want Hike in Pay and Commissions on Amount of Work Done. New York, May 14. Ten thousand barbers in Manhattan and the Bronx and 3U00 in Brooklyn will strike for higher wages Monday morning, ac cording to an announcement last night by organizers of the Journeymen Barbers' International Union of Amer ica. The barbers are now receiving from $20 to $25 weekly, exclusive of com missiona Those in Manhattan and Brooklyn demand a minimum of $30 and those in the Bronx $35. with 50 per cent of all receipts above $40 weekly. THIEVES OVERLOOKED $150,000. Robbed Manhattan Man at K. C. Hotel Too Hniricd to Make Cleanup. Kansas City, Mo., May 1. Thieves whe robbed Dr. J. C. Wilhoit. Man hattan, Kan., in a hotel room here April 29 of $62,500 worth of non negotiable paper overlooked a leather case containing $150,000 worth of negotiable paper, according to a state ment by W. G. Winstead, city detec tive today. SaJlna C. of C. Wants Open Shop. Salina. Kan.. May 14. The Salina ; Chamber of Commerce yesterday at a noon luncheon endorsed the open housing retail stores selling necesai shop. While no Tight is to be made j ties. on organized labor, shops where union j Arthur J. W. Hilly, chairman of the labor is employed also will employ committee announced that such action non-union men as a matter of mere j weuld be taken, following the receipt production. The Rotary club, the ' of a letter from Mayor Hylan in which Merchants' association, and other or - ganizationa also have endorsed the plan. IRISH MOBS BUSY List of Twelve Instances of Vio lence Wednesday Announced. Police Barracks and Tax Levy Books Common Objective. Dublin, May 14. Several additional attacks on government property and other incidents occurred in . various parts of Ireland last night the Dollce barracks, court house and postoffice in Bureau. County Limerick, were burned, while a motor van containing provisions lor the police was burned near sneverier A partial list of the police bar racks, pension offices and other places attackea by mobs Wednesday night ionows: Upton barracks, near Panndon; Diown up. Crumbier barracks, Dublin; partly demolished. Unused barracks at Garriga, County I Ttrtn&Cral O'l fll.-n tl. or4. 1, ntl . . n Rurrai-kl at TCillater rnntTun,n,.,On the ODllOIUU IOrmS OI aiu iwnicu bu4 1 Old age pension office at Newtown: 28,000 i raided and documents destroyed. 091,000 Revenue offices at Enniekillen; I burned. 9,000 1 District council boardroom at Mo 5.15,0001 hill. County Leitrim, raided. - Books 5rt7 ,ooo j contain levy for recent damage done 58,077.000 to the police barracks were taken while ; other books remained untouched. Excise offices at Bantry, County Cork ; destroyed by fire and records consumed. Two mail cars held up near Thurles, i County Tipperary, and mall bags searched and some documents taken. I Police barracks at Omeath, County ; Louth, burned. j Police barracks, . County Down, Durnea. Leitrim, Ireland, May 13. Police barracks near this city and at Kesh carrigan. Bally Farnon, Grevisk and Hillstreet were burned to the ground last night by bands of disguised men. The customs offices at Carrick-on- I Shannon were broken into during: the night and income tax papers were de- destroyed. HOWAT COMING TO TOPEKA President Mine Workers Union Be fore Industrial Council. Alexander Howat, president of Mine Workers' Union for District No. 14, will talk to members of the Topeka Industrial Council at an early date. Plans for the Howat meeting have been outlined by officers of the coun cil. It is Howat's plan to speak here in denunciation of the court of industrial relations-' It will be his first speech in Topeka since the coal stirke last winter. HIKE RENTS 200 PER CEXT. New York Mayor's Committee' Will Take I'd Cases for Renters. New Tork. May 14 The mayor's committee on rent profiteering will take up immediately the matter of landlords who are profiteering by raising rents abnormally on buildings, '. the mayor stated that he had learned such landlords were raising rent I from $100 to $300 a month. . FIND SUGAR CZAR Palmer Told Complete Monop oly Now Exists. Wall Street Address of Trust Is Given. Big HAS REFINERIES TIED UP Justice Department Agents Get Tip In Kansas City. Hoover Would Ration Sugar to Makers of Luxuries. Kansas City. Mo., May 14. Ques tioning of dealers here today pointed to existence of a "sugar king." ac cording to a telegraphic report sent to Attorney General Palmer by Dis trict Attorney Francis M. Wilson. Czarnlkow-Rionda, a New York firm located at 112 Wall street, was named by dealers here as controlling the output of many big refineries of the country, according to Wilson. Had Complete Monopoly. The dealers asserted that the firm controlled 1,300,000 tons of raw sugar. The firm keeps the refineries under contract by means of a contract which pays them 33 on the refining of a hundred pounds of. sugar, deal ers said, producing an unbreakable report to Palimr was the result of seven informal hearings with dealers during an investigation of sugar prices here. Washington, May 14. Rationing of sugar to luxury trades under the Lev er act was recommended today by Herbert Hoover as a means of reduc ing the price and checking specula tion. Hoover testified before the house Judiciary committee investigating the action of Attorney General Palmer in permitting a price of 17 to 18 cents a pound to be charged by Louisiana sugar producers. No Normal for Three Years. Two or three years will be required for the sugar situation to get back to normal, Herbert Hoover, former food administrator, estimated today before the house committee Investigating the sugar situation. Mr. Hoover, expressing what he said was an "off hand" opinion, asserted that there would have been a "less rapid" rise in domestic sugar prices had Attorney General Palmer not not agreed that Louisiana producers could sell their crop at 17 and 18 cents a pound. THREE HARM ST. WELLS Stanfield Announces Plan to Tide City Over Snnuner Drouth. The civic water committee met at noon today at the Chamber of Com merce to hear the engineer's reports reviewed by Commissioner Wilbur Stanfield. The committee decided to take no action toward recommending what should be done until they -had studied the reports. Stanfield announced he intended to put in three new wells at the Harrison street station to help supply Topeka thru the drouth expected during the summer. He expects to get wells tnat will furnish one million gallons a well per day. PUT LIMIT ON VETERAN BONUS None W1U Get Over $500 Cash or 3)625 as Home Aid, Washington, May 14. A maximum cash bonus of 3500 for the service man was agreed to today by Republicans on the house ways and means commit tee. The maximum benefit to be allowed training or paid up insurance) was fixed at $625. Chairman Fordney plans to submit the revised bill to the committee Wednesday. PARROTS' FOOD SAVED LIVES. Schooner Yacht's Crew Got Into Pan ama Eating Cracked Corn. Los Angeles, May 14. Parrots' food saved the lives of the crew of the schooner yacht Uncas which reached Balboa near here after an adventur ous passage from New York, accord ing Capt. Tx. P. H. ("Doc") Wilson. The craft cleared Sandy Hook De cember 3. was damaged by gales be fore it reached the Panama canal and left the tropics northward bound, with a "heavy cargo" of parrots, Wilson said. Then came calms and headwinds until the food supply was exhausted and the crew was forced to eat the cracked corn taken along for the parrots. FIFTY CE'TS PER DAY ENOUGH. Federal Prisoners Not Expected to Eat Heartily, Says V. S. Marshal. Kansas City. Kan., May 14. The department of Justice here today had ruled that 50 cents a day should feed a prisoner in Jail. O. T. Wood, United States marshal, has notified Sheriff Wright of Wyan dotte county of the ruling. The coun ty commissioners will order a refund of 25 cents a day for all federal pris oners held in the county Jail since last November. It was stated today, a total of about $300. AMERICAN LEGION WEEK Governor Allen Issnea Proclamation for Observance May 17 to 22. Governor Allen has issued a procla mation setting aside the week of May 17-22 aa American Legion week. The governor pays high tribute to the Le- "d ' P?"? V!?.,?''' possible support of its activitie4s. American Legion week will be de voted ;to a campa'gn for increased membership. "To be entitled to mem- bership is a rare privilege." said the;tion in readiness to carry "stamped- governor. "To be a member of the era" to thw new fields. American Legion is an honor that can not be capitalized in dollars and cents. The community which has an Ameri can Legion post has a rallying point. a center from which patriotism and good citizenship rad ate to every other point in the community.' U 21 Mot hers In Contest tor Foundling Child New York, May 14. A two-weeks-old baby boy, deserted on a doorstep in Brooklyn, waited in a foundling hospital today for the courts to decide which of twenty-one would-be moth ers should adopt him. Mrs. Eva Phil lips, on whose doorsteps the child was left, hurried to a Brooklyn police sta tion with him late yesterday, closely pursued by twenty of her neighbors, all of whom clamored for possession of the child. 'He's mine." she Insisted, "I found him." Police Lieutenant Harrigan in formed Mrs. Phillips that in case of children the rule of "finders keepers" did not necessarily apply, and took temporary custody of the waif, pend ing a court decision. TO CHARTER BOARD Kansas Bank Holding Case Won't Go to Supreme Court. Hopkins To Urge Annulment Stock Selling Power. Richard J. Hopkins, attorney gen eral, seemingly has changed his mind regarding his proposal to immediately submit legal phases of the Kansas Bank Holding Corporation project to the supreme court for determination, insieaa, nvpKiiiB ui uiier to wn? charter board a substitute In the form ii . .. Today.' the attorney general Is pre- narinr snmewhnt lenethv cinlnlon In which he recites that the purposes of the corporation, as defined in its stock selling permit, are not within the scope of the law. On the basis of his opinion, Hopkins will ask that the corporation be denied permission to sell stock. He will go before the char ter board, of which he is a member, and not before the supreme court for a ruling, he stated. Consideration of the bank holding corporation case will be resumed next week. On a gentlemen's agreement before the board last week, stock sell ing was suspended by the company pending a decision as to validity of the plan. Hopkins is reported to have assured officers of the corporation and members of the state board that he would bring the case to the attention of the supreme court at once and would make an effort to aecure an early court ruling. Announcement of preparation of his own opinion as a substitute method of determination was made today. When the charter board meets next Wednesday Hopkins will urge adop tion of hla opinion and cancellation of the corporation's stock selling au thority. In support of their opera tion. 'officers of the bank holding corporation will submit opinions from a number of well known Kansas law yers. ARE CHINCH BUGS 'ELEMENTS?' Shawnee Court Must Decide Question in Insurance Injunction Salt. The Shawnee county district court must decide whether an insurance company has a right to insure farm ers against the ravages of chinch bugs and Hessian flies- In a suit filed Thursday afternoon, an attempt is being made by the Hartford Fire In- surance company to enjoin Frank L. Travis, state superintendent of insur ance, from suspending the charter of the company. Kansas statutes permit Insurance of the farmer against the elements. A new policy issuea oy ims company mbib, m. a. n. sioomqulst of Neoga. guarantetes him against chinch bugs, ' 111.; L. E. Stasnen of Peotone. 111. the frost, flood or Hessian flies. fourth man was a new man by the The company, thru its secretary, name of Parks, says the state insurance department j "The train had just pulled out of claims that the company, under its I Kankakee when the robber entered charter, has no such powers and that , the rear end. I challenged his en chinch bugs and Hessian files are not ' trance and he replied that he waa a elements. The suit is brought to de- postal Inspector. Harris started to termlne just how much the insurance question him when the robber drew a- companies can guarantee tne Kansas farmers. 6,400,820 TONS COAL IX 1919. wan Kansas production 20 Ieatns In Mlnlnz Industry. Kansas coal production amounted to B.400.320 tona irt 1919. according to report by John H. Crawford, state la bor commissioner. Crawford county deep mines produced 3.832.865 tons, while 164,0442 tons came from the shallow or strip pits. Cherokee county deep mines were worked for 504,455 tons, while strip production was 103,772 tona Leaven worth mines were credited with 73.808 tons, while 32.692 tons were taken from mines In Osage county. The re mainder of state production came from smaller mines In Linn, Bourbon I and other counties. A total of twenty- six deaths occurred m the mining ln destry during the year. Twenty-two of these deaths were In the Crawford county district. TENT VILLAGE IS STARTED. Newark, N. J., Renters Plan to Beat Landlords for Summer at Least. Newark, May 14. Newark' village of tents, erected to shelter families evicted from their homea and unable to find others, got its first Inhabitant today when several of the sixteen fam ilies who have applied for quarters started moving in. Moving day had been scheduled for last Wednesday but rain impeded con struction of floors and frames for the tents. A score of tent are now ready and offlciala said more would be provided as the need for them grew. Many persons who had expected to move into tents have effected settlements fth ih.iP hniH. anH .in r-.ir. in their present quarters, it Is said. NEW GOLD FIELD IN SIBERIA. Nome "Sour Doughs" Plan Stampede to New FJdorado. Nome. May 14. Reports of the dis- , covery of gold In northeastern Siberia! have reached Nome and many boat nrn nwaitfnar the nneninar n f nal. Ice is reported broken five mile out eream and such other luxuries that re in Bering strait from Nome, and the quire sugar in their preparation until achooner Polar Bear haa been hauled there is a surplus created and a re- out a considerable distance. Hole are being cut in the ice for her launch- ing so that she may get an early start for Siberia, EX-MAIL CLERK KILLED IN DUEL WITH OFFICERS Held Up Mail Force on Train to Get Loot. Battle With Police Forced Him to Drop $500,000. CORNERED IN OWN ROOMS One Policeman Dies of Wounds, Another in Hospital. Had Planned Wholesale Rob bery of Mail Trains. Chicago, May 14. Wholesale hold ups of crack passenger trains war planned by Horace T. Walton, am, teur' bandit, shot to death whea trapped in his room by fifty police, men following his "sticking up" the New Orleans limited on the Illinois Central, police believed today. Scorea of railroad time table show. ing schedules of fast trains carrying; mail were found in his room. He alia w-j postoffice list containing the : sehertnl. nt . . , ; -- "ioii vrmna, a "number 65 schedni " known j , bor ,he Js8u date of February, I ls". and Some Of the mall train wer ; "narked. Was Hh First Job. Police believed thia to have been Walton's first holdup. A possible ac complice was sought in an unldenti. ried man who called on Walton several times. Patrolman William A. Roberta, who wa" h' the head when he tried to halt Walton, died today. rosed aa Postal Inspector. Walton boarded the train at Kanka kee at midnight. Posing a. a postal inspector, he gained admittance to the clerks at a revolver's point for two Chicago the ,raln WM runnln W Suspicion waa directed 'at Walton when two policemen saw him alight m. a ",ov'n tran with a heavy bat? i. hand, on the outskirts of the k Patrolman Roberta waa injured. WaSon ataI,y' Whe" he " The bandit waa pursued to hi apartment a mile away where he bar ricaded himself. Fifty policemen stormed the building. The neighbor- h1 Ha terrorl by the battle which followed and lasted half an I". .hlef of Detectives Mooney emptied his revolver thru the door to the room. There was no response. j . "ira luuna waiton lying on a iu"8t w,lth un 'n his hand when 1 they broke thru ,h Toon. SlX" bU"et t in tne course of the battle between puuee ana waiton. the latter shouted: Wanted To KIU Four. "Are there any coppers shot?" xes, you got two of us." waa the "Fine. I want two more,' ld Wal- j ton. James P. Walker. rM.n in charge of the car, described the holdup. "There were four other men in the car besides mvself." said Wniv.r 'They were: F. 8. Harris of Carbon- 1 revolver. He then called to Parka mr,A n- dered the rest of us tolle fare dmn on the floor and, motioning to some twine, commanded Parks to tie one . hands behind us. Parka hesitated but the gun was threatening and he com. plied. After he had finished Walton ordered him to get down and he tied Parks. "The robber, mentioning that he had plenty of time, walked slowly to the front end and selected a Decatur pouch. There were four smaller baga within the larger one. " This stuff Is easy when you have Inside information.' Walton told us. "During the run to Chicago, Walton simply sat on a chair and guarded us. He assured us that he would get away and left the train at the first stop, Woodlawn. Was $100,000 In Pared Taken. The twine was so tightly bound "". "."" l i 1 1 vj i 1'iinju " " ,Ul HI I II 1,111 llli I hands. Walton had watched Park closely when he wa tying us np. After leaving Woodlawn, Staasen man- 1 aged to kick his feet free and getting I Coanniied on ! WH.t Women Resolve Against Candy Indiana Housewives' Leame Also De clares Against Soda In Effort to Cut Cost of Sugar. I ..,., . , . I vJrd'anp1"'- "a,yll"Zi.S,erf22 j Y'd " ,ny.nhd. 'c J"?,. f !,,. ,fU,h. '. "'J JVtl S V.S ; members obey the resolution adopted fort toward reducing the price of su gar and increasing the supply. The resolution reads: "Whereas, the scarcity of sugar ha become so acute as to menace the can ning of fruits and vegetables during the coming season: Therefore be It resolved, that be- ginning with the fifteenth of May the ; m mKA (h. W rtf i Marion county. Indianapolis, abstain from buying can flies, soft drinks. Ice duction In price. We appeal to the I women of the state and nation to Join Jin thla crusade against the high coat of living and profiteering."