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Vy ESTHER FORECAST for Kansa; " Showers tonight and Sunday: slowly rising temperatures Sunday In west portion and south central por tions. The Evening Newspaper of Kansas FIVE CENTS POSTSCRIPT TOPEKA, KANSAS, SATURDAY EVENING, MAY 15, 1920 TWENTY PAGES 300 QUARTS OF LIQUOR EMPTIED AT COURT HOUSE Toured Into Vulgar Bucket Used for Cleaning Cuspidors. Reporter Mournfully Watches Priceless Liquid Thrown Out. TOM BOYD'S RUSE FAILS Tells Sheriff Somebody Robbing Safe in His Office. Billy Anderson Pleads to Hare Handkerchief Soaked. "Truth Is stranger than fiction." Imagine a sheriff, a negro who used to be a porter at the Copeland hotel, a man who formerly was a Kansas City detective and a newspaper re porter standing around and watching 300 quartfrs of Cedarbrook. Four Hoses, old Hickory. Kentucky Colonel. Johnny Walker and a dozen other once famous brands being emptied Into buckets used for cleaning cuspi dors at the court house today. It was whisky, whisky everywhere this morning and not a drop to drink. Hucli Larimer, sheriff, had been of fered all manner of bribes, including; 130 a qunrt in coin of the realm, for p dn.n of the 300 nuarts of whisky Morert in the basement of the court house. His Heart Said "Yes." ",lv conscience said no." Larimer stated today. "My heart said yes." S-o today, rather than to deny any more of his friends a taste of the brownish fluid which once sold for a dollar a quart. Larimer took the negro Janitor at the court house down into he basement at 9 o'clock this morn ing and began an extermination cam paign that would forever end the heart pangs caused by refusal to give his friends a "drop." More Than "Nose for News. It was a reporter who first scented an aicononc ouor ihwub - liaors ot ine ikiuiji jjo..- building In wnicu tney rutniessiy ae- .... 1 1 i K& nBllafl such. Jt was more than a "nose, for news" that led him to the basement. There he found Larimer ruthlessly pulling corks from quart bottles and the former janitor at the Copeland hotel as heartlessly pouring the "kick ing ruff", into . bucket, used for cleaning cusp'dors. "it is r; crime," Larimer was told. "It's the best way out f a bad fix," replied Larimer. Boyd's Uuse Didn't Work. Then entered Tom Boyd, county treasurer, who admitted it was the first time he had visited the basement in veins. Boyd was sniffing as he hur ried down the stairs. "Sly eosh, Hugh." he shouted, "someone is robbing our safe. Go UP and ;.et them." "Lrt cm go," said Larimer. "All the mor.ev you've got in that safe isn't worth as much as this $30 a quart whisky." "Just Soak My Handkerchief." Billy Anderson, former clerk for the county attorney, came next. He held out a handkerchief. "Just soak my handkerchief in it." Anderson implored. "Notbln doin'." said Larimer. In fifteen minutes there were fifty men standing around . looking at the destruction of precious property. At 10:30 o'clock the last legitimate liquor storehouse in Topeka was as empty as a farm lad just before noon during the corn cultivating season. Bob Miler. undersheriff and former Kansas City detective, aided the sher iff and reporter in guarding the prop erty. Snllnn. Kan. Yon can't bent 'em. A party of BUto salesmen nearly sold a farm er a cur while he was chasing them for fishing on his property near New Cambria MIHk They're groiuc back disguised nnil clfse the deal. Thought He Would Be Shot for Desertion; Hid in Cave Two Years Ignorant Ohio Youth Did Not Know How to Get Pass to See Wife and Baby Went Without One and Was Warned by the Neighbors That Death Was the Penalty. Chillicothe, O.. May 13. After hid ing in a cave for two years in fear of being shot for desertion. Carl Amer ine. 2 4. gave himself up to army offi cials at Camp Sherman, near here, lcte ycKterday. Amerine was ragged and almost reduced to a skeleton when he Ectaggered into the camp. He was drafted two years ago and was sent to Camp Sherman. His com ing to ramp was the first time he had evtr left his fathers farm. He could not read or write. Homesick for Wife and Baby. The man had been married about a year before he was drafted and left a wife and baby. He became homesick and not knowing how to apply for a pass, he left camp one day and walked to his home, thirty miles away. His wife and some of the people near his father's home ignorantly told him he was a deserter and that if he returned to camp he would be "placed against a wall and shot." Badly frightened. Amerine took to the hills. He has been in hiding since leaving the camp in August. 1918. l.hcd in Hidden Cae. He found a enve in which he spent most of the time, venturing forth only at nissht and at times during the day when there was little chance of being seen. His only fare was such scanty food thnt his wife could get to him and herbs and wild berries that he gathered from the woods and fields and such wild game as he could catch. ,i -gj : : Weamoff FORECAST FOB KANSAS. Showers tonight and Sunday: slowly rising temperatures 8andar in west por tion and south central portions. SNOWING AT GOODLAND, KAX, Topeka m for Another Rainy Sunday, Laskowskl Forecasts. TODAY'S TEMPERATURES. 7 o'clock 50 11 o'clock 51 8 o'clock 49 12 o'clock 52 9 o'clock 50 1 o'clock 53 10 o'clock 50 2 o'clock 53 FORECAST FOR NEXT WEEK: Oc casional rain first half of week; generally fair thereafter : temperatures near or slightly below normal. Even changing weather men does not Improve the weather. B. R. Las kowski, local observer, gave out the forecast this morning in the absence of S. D. Flora, state meteorologist. Laskowskl promises rain tonight and tomorrow. The cloudy weather will continue for at least 24 hours- There will be little change in temperatures. Heavy rains were general in all parts of Kansas in the last 24 hours, except in the northeast corner of the state. A few reports follow: Anthony, .70; Dodge City. .54; Dresden, .94; Garden City. .62; Goodland, .50; Havs, .20: Liberal 1.04: Atchison, .40; Phil lipsburg. .94; Scott City, .64; Sedan, 64; Wichita, .80. Late reports indicate good rains in western and south .central Kansas. From one-half to an inch of rain has fallen generally in this section of the state that was mostly in need of mois ture. Roads are very muddy west of Concordia and west of Newton. An extremely heavy rain of 4.52 inches was reported this morning from Oklahoma City. Amarillo re ported 1.30 inches. The rain extended thru Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma and New Mexico. It was snowing at Goodland this morning. The temperature was 32 degrees, the lowest recorded In the United States. The temperature was (Continued on Page Two.) NORTH SIDE HOTEL K. C. Interests Negotiating for Purchase Simms Property. Project Believed to Hang on U. P. Improvement Program. The F. B. Simms residence property at 613 North Kansas avenue may be come the site of a new modern hotel as the result of negotiations between the .owner and Kansas City interest. It is believed the project is hanging fire pending the outcome of the Union Pacific's plans for a new passenger depot on the North side. The Kansas City men, according to Simms, asked him to hold the deal in abeyance for two weeks, which was promised under certain conditions. It is said the hotel men regard the Simms property as a good hotel site provided the improvements are made by the Union Pacific. The Simms house now has eleven large living rooms. These probably will be added to in event the property Is purchased; the porches will be re moved and other improvements made. VIOLATE ANTI-TRUsTlAW? Vice President Poehlcr Mercantile Co. To Be Arrested, Says Hopkins. A warrant for the arrest of A. H. Gufler, vice president of the Poehler Mercantile company, and manager of the Emporia branch, will be sworn out charging violation of the anti-trust law, according to a statement made to day by Attorney General Richard J. Hopkins. F. H. Smithmeyer, presi dent, and George Kirchoff, secretary, were arraigned in the Douglas county court Thursday on this charge. They are charged with entering into an (agreement with forty-five wholesale 1 houses in Kansas to "advance and con trol the price and cost" of certain com 1 modifies. The cave in which he lived is said to be large enough for only one person and could have been defended agsinst an army. So closely did he watch all ap proaches to his hiding place that until a few days ago he had been seen by no one except his wife and a brother-in-law. Military authorities had abandoned the ' search for Amerine. Three weeks ago an attorney friend of the family became interested and Implored the wfe to have her husband return and give himself up. She steadfastly held that her husband would be shot if captured and refused to have him return. Wore Uniform to Camp. Last week Clarence Stone of Adel phi managed to get word to the youth that his was not a case of de sertion and there was no danger of a firing squad. He cautiously left his hiding place last Monday night and visited Stone's home, where they went over the situation. He agreed to give himself up. Early Thursday morning he again went to Stone's home. His wife brought his uniform which she had preserved for him and neatly pressed for the occasion. With Stone and an attorney. Amerine went to Camp Sher man and surrendered himself to the adjutant. He made no comment ex cept to express himself as being well pleased that "It is all over." ANTI-ALLEN PLANS Organized Labor In Kansas to Root for Gompers. Delegation to Kerf York to Off set Allen Special. AROUSES INTEREST IN CASE Supporters of Governor More Anxious for Crowd. Gompers Wins Privilege The Opening-Closing Arguments. Organized labor interests in this state will send a delegation to New York to root for Samuel Gompers in his debate with Governor Allen. Kan sas federation officials hope to offset effects of the special train of Allen boosters by sending a crowd of union men who will support the head of the American Federation of Labor. It is not believed the labor interests will seek to charter a special train. Announcement today of plans of la bor union leaders to send a crowd to New York favorable to Gompers. is expected to kindle a new spirit behind the movement for a special train for Kansas friends of the industrial court act. Gompers and the Kansas gov ernor will debate the issues of the new labor court law in this state. Friends of the law and admirers of Governor Allen will attend the debate. They will leave Topeka on a special train May 26. The arguments will be staged in Carnegie hall. New York City, Fri day evening. May 28. It is probable that at least 150 per sons will go to New York on the Kan sas special. Many of the friends of the labor court act will go from New York to Chicago to Join in the milling preceding opening of the Republican national convention. A few friends may accompany Governor Allen to Washington, where he will appear be fore the senate labor committee. The governor will tell the senate commit tee of operations of the new Kansas law. Reports today were to the effect that the State Federation of Labor would back the move for a crowd of Gompers rooters from Kansas. In event the labor interests fail to char ter a special train, they will probably travel to New York on one or two special Pullman sleepers. Gompers Wins First Point. Samuel Gompers, president of the American Federation of Labor, today won the technical first round of the Gompers-Allen debate when he drew the privilege of opening and closing the arguments in New York. Gom pers and Governor Allen, thrn repre sontativej in Nt York, drew straws for the privilege of opening and Clos ing hA HpbatA. Under the present arrangement, w- L- Kemper, chairman of the Governor Allen will be allowed a few : Shawnee county fair price committee, minutes for a summing up of the I na received notice from Ed T. Hack Gompers argument following the labor . . . . . . , chiefs closing remarks. No agree- ! atate ,air Drice commissioner, re- ment has as yet been reached con-1 cerning the pronouncement of the sub- Ject of discussion. The general de- bate will cover the Kansas labor court! law and its operation. J. H. Lee. president of the Kansas ne.i Day club, stated today that more than ... ' ,, , Vl. . i ,i k- t Hackney says that contrary to this e?o??Tc from " appears that many wholesalers sas for the debate. Lee expects to ar chiifg,ns replacement cost for su close reservations next week. The ! -The department of Justice Insists train leaves Topeka Wednesday after-i"at thi Practice must cease, he saya v, 9 ( v.. v,v; County committees are asked to re- Friday morning. May 28. I PLAYS SOUTHWESTERN TODAY Washburn and Moundbnilders Meet at W. L. Park This Afternoon. Washburn and Southwestern will stage a diamond battle at Western league park this afternoon. The Moundbuilders have a good team this year and the contest undoubtedly will be warm, altho dope gives the Icha- bods a little the best of the deal. Dabourn. pitcher, and Keyes, catch- er for the visitors, are old timers in athletics. Dabourn was all-state quar- temacx in lain ana ana s.eyes was captain of the football team last season and played guard in basket- ball. This is the first time the Win- field men's baseball team has ap - peared in Topeka since 1915. Bill Joerg will start the game In the box lor w ashbum, aitno ne nas a sore leg as the result of vaccination. A. Errickson also is laid up as a result of vaccination and his place In left field will be taken by Stevens, a new man. but one who is showing great ; hj h BChoo!s selected on the meritor promise. The rest of the team is in Bn0wini made by their track i?ood shape. , l . j Wyman will work behind the bat. REPULSE RED COUNTER ATTACK Fonr Bolshevik Ships Sunk In Dnieper the maximum number of men, six, nat Rlver 2,000 Taken Prisoner. urally have the lead prospects. London, May 15. Desperate Bolshe- ! Each of the four Kansas City high vik counter attacks in the Kieff re- schools invited to participate in the gion have been repulsed with heavy! meet- 11 "end six men and the (losses to the enemy, a Warsaw com - !iir,n. tnAair ..iH been sunk in the Dnieper river. the;ter naving won me ciass a nouoi. Polish statement claimed, and more . at n 8ta;! meet here- Iay V . than 2.000 prisoners taken in recent! Kans jchools will have fighting .smaller teams, the total number of en- Press' dispatches reported that Pre-1 " beln 'iited to one hundred mier Sknlski of Poland had announced contestants. Observers anticipate new he would soon reopen peace negotia tions with Soviets. .Many njiiea ana tapturea. Warsaw. May 15. The rout of the Tenth Bolsheviki division in a battle in the region of the mouth of the Beresina river is reported in an offi - cial communique issued today. In at- tempting to escape across the Dnieper the remnants of the division were killed or captured. Skirts TVIH Go Down Xow Cleveland, May 15. Skirts are going down this fall but not ln price. In the opinion of the Na tional Cloak and Suit Manufactur ers association, in convention here today, skirts have reached a pre carious height. The knee length may be popular in Paris but it ap parently has no friends in this country, said M. Brintz, chairman of the styles committee. We know a man who .would like to come IN SUGAR WARNING Fair Price Head Ordered Check Up Jobbers. to Dealers Must Jfot Charge Re placement Price, U. S. Ruling; questing that he examine the sugar accounts of wholesalers to ascertain If th making more than the one nd m UomA under the ,-ll r,r th. TTit,1 State, artornnv quest dealers for an affidavit showing cost, and amount received for it, in case there is any doubt about the mar gin. The committee is also asked to investigate hoarding. "The large commercial canneries," said Hackney, "are assisting in the conservation of sugar at this time be- cause of shortage due to drouth and i war conditions, by canning in solid pack and without sugar, it is very i necessary that all sugar be conserved in order that the price may be held i as reasonable as possible and that the supply may be sufficient to meet the ! pressing needs." j The state agricultural college and I , the department of agriculture win lur- j njSrt free all necessary information in reference to canning products without sugar or svrup. Hackney said, 1 I tYDCPT MIMV UEU DEPflQlK tArtuI mAllI HCn nLuUnUO Cream of Kansas-High School Track Teams Meet In Lawrence Saturday. T ,v ie Piftv.twft lous snowings maae oy inwr iiauiv teamg at the varlous fieid meets thru- out the state this season, meet In final battle array here today at the annual ' invitation event under the auspices of : the athletic department of the Uni- l-t-ckrcHrv nf T.' ann o fiohnnls Rending !cnanc XXJ lop , i f aror the Kansas City schools and the ; state records will be established, pro jvided the field is in prime condition. Al ins stale nieet neits my uut I state record was broken. 'but the track ..a3 not jn the best of condition. i ln predicting winners for today's meet, the results of the state high igcho,,! meet at the State Agricultural 'college ,ast Saturday must be consid- ,ered Three state records were broken then, the 880 yard dash by Clapp of j Logan in 2:05 3-5; the discus throw ;by Lewis of Valley Falls. 120 feet. 1 inch, and the pole vault, by McKnown i of Pratt, 1 1 feet. 8 Vt inches. ALLEGED MASTER CROOK HELD Nicky"' Arnstein Surrenders to Police on Bond Theft Charge. New Tork. May 15. Jules W. (Nicky) Arnstein. putative "master , mind'' of New York's $5,000,000 bond i theft plot was arrested here today In ! the district attorney's office when he : appeared there with his wife, Fannie 1 Brice. the actress. j Arnsten told reporters he had been , in Pittsburgh all the time the police ' have been looking for him. SPEAKING OF HIGH HORSES Brother and Sister Wedded Both Orphans and Had Not Seen One Another Since Infancy Two Chil dren Born to Them. 4 Milwaukee. May 15. The strange marriage of Edna Cooper to her own brother, Richard, and the birth of two children to them were revealed here today when Judge Halsey ordered an annulment. Edna and her brother had been sep arated since infants. They were both wards of the state. They became ac quainted when Richard, under the name of Arthur Lehman, came from Omaha to Milwaukee and boarded at the house where Edna stayed. They were married August 17. 1917. at Waukegan, 111., not knowing they were related. Discovery that they were brother and sister was made recently when state authorities completed an investi gation of the marriage made because Edna was under state care as an or phan. Richard was sentenced to serve seven years in the state penitentiary, under a state law. - Edna wag released on probation. Edna later attempted to gain the freedom of her brother-husband by filing an affidavit, claiming she was the only child of an aged couple. She was sentenced to the county Jail for violation of her probation. The children now are at the home for dependent children. They are well and normal, officials say. HE ELUDES POSSE California Officers on Man Hunt in Hills. Oklahoman Charged With Dynamiting His Own Home. San Jose, Cal., May 15. Ray Don- nell, wanted for the alleged murder of his two foster children in Miami. Okla., has escaped to the foothillB of the Santa Cruz mountains, "and we II be luckv if we catch him." Sheriff T . ( . LyJ?,"id' Miami Okla., May 15. H. Sims, for whom an armed posse Is searching near Los Altos, Calif., was known here as Ray Donnell. who escaped from the Miami Jail three years ago, where he was held charged with dynamiting his home at Picher, killing his two chil dren. Donnell, miner, Intended the dyna mite charge which wrecked his house for his wife, who. Donnell said, was unfaithful. He had timed the explo- sion to kill both his wife and the al- leged lover who. he had learned, would be at the house at that time. Neither Mrs. Donnell nor the other man was in the house when the timed explosion occurred, killing the two children. rKmnell, who was arrested, escaped from jail here a short while after wards. f""' Donnell was in California. Officers there were notified to arrest him. SUGAR GOES UP OK DOWN? Some Predict a Decline, Others an Increase In Topeka. Sugar on the wholesale market in Topeka may decline $2 a hundred within the next few days, according to one local wholesaler. Other dealers say they expect an advance. The decline of $4.10 a hundred on the Lawrence market was probably caused by a desire to conform with J the ruling of the United States attor- ney general, allowing $1 margin per hundred pounds above cost price ! rather than market price, according to one local dealer. This will ca'use a decline here, he said. j Other dealers pointed out that there , had been an advance in raw sugar and ; that the next shipments received here 1 will probably sell for $29.73 a hun dred. Tire market now -is $-5 to: $:.5o. 1 down .off of his.. OUT OF STRIKES American Legion Chief Warns Veterans To Be Jieutral. Says Soldiers Must Adopt Policy of "Hands Off." Indianapolis, May 15. A policy of "hands off" for the American Legion as an organization in all disputes and controversies between employers and employes or between capital and la bor is outlined by Franklin D'Olier, national commander of the legion., in a letter mailed today to Thomas Goldingar. state adjutant of New Jer- sey. The letter defines the attitude of the national headquarters of the le gion with respect to instances in which members of the organization are reported to have taken sides in strikes and similar controversies and deals with questions which are to be taken up by the national executive committee at Its meeting in Washing ton next Tuesday. It reads in part: "I should say that as an organiza tion the American Legion should ad here closely to the policy of avoiding the taking of steps in any controversy between employers and employes, altho individual members as indi viduals, have the right to do so. But as an organization the legion should avoid such things-" TO URGEJIEGISTRATION C. of C. and Merchants' Association Will Carry on Campaign. Altho pointing out that they are not political organizations, the Chamber of Commerce and the Topeka Mer chants association are making plans for a campaign to influence citizens to register. A. L. Oliger, secretary of the C. of C. announced today. Every person who expects to cast a vote must register before July 23. Stamps warning persons that they will lose the right to vote at the next election unless they register are to be prepared and will be used on an cor- I rac,.nnpnr. nf the two associations. It has been asserted by the city- I clerk that out of a possible registra- tion in Topeka of 25.000 only 6.000 j persons have complied with the new registration law. BONUS BILL NOW READY Tax on Stock Dividends Is Eliminated by Tie Vote of Committee. Washington. May 15. A tax on stock dividends to raise money for the ; proposed soldier relief legislation was rejected today by tne iepumican the members of the ways and means com mittee. The defeat came as a result of a tie vote, s?ven to seven. Revisions of the soldier bonus bill were completed today by the Republi can members of the house ways and means committee. Tn ' " nfa-ont rtpwi tttA Kill i benefits of $1,400,000,000. I , ' HARRY NEW DROPS HIS APPEAL T A Mi.. IS XL. Va. . n '. , , ,., Ha,.iQp r.t Imm fan -aa ra to iifs in the San Quentin penitentiary In connection with the death of his j financee. Freda Lesser, has decided to ; drop his appeal to the appellate court, it was announced last night by his counsel, L. L. Compte Davis. Alcohol Kills Three More Toledo. Ohio. May 15. Police last night reported three deaths from wool alcohol poisoning. All of the victims were found uncon scious and died within a few min utes after being sent to hospitals One of the victims is unidentified. The others were railroad laborers. HALF IS PROFIT Too Many Between Producer and Consumer Lauck. Says Retailers' Profit Increased by 102 Per Cent. SUGAR SHORTAGE IS MYTHICAL Senator Capper Declares 1920 Crop Bigger Than 1919. Urges Government Seise A11EPJ BIG BATTLE BEHIND Stocks and Stop Plunder. Washington, May 15. Half of what you pay for a pair of shoes is clear profit for the retailers, manufacturer, tanner and wholesale, according to a survey of the shoe industry presented to the railway labor board today by W. Jett Lauck, economic expert and former secretary of the National war labor board. Retail dealers absorb more than one-third of the. profit, Lauck told the board. "The retail dealer has increased his margin of profit 102 per cent since 1917. said Lauck. "In 1917 a pair of shoes which the" consumer paid $8 50 cost S3. 46 to manufacture." Capper Repeats Demands. Continuing his demands for action by the government to improve the sugar situation, Senator Capper today issued a statement declaring this year's importation of sugar will exceed last year's by two billion pounds. Therefore, he doubted that an ac tual shortage existed. He reiterated his suggestion that sugar stocks should be seized by the government and rationed thru the postoffice if no better way can be found. "It is a goverment s au?V when or ganized nation-wide plunder is going on to stap between the plunderers and the people." said Capper- "Today or- j ganized plunder, blind to the common j good has this land by the throat and it is up to this government to stand by the people who have stood by it." j Labor Gets Small Share. 1 "Considering $3.50 a representative advance in shoe prices," said Lauck, "labor received only 15 cents of this." The remainder, according to Lauck, represents additional profits. "The shoe industry," said Lauck. "is no exception to the general rule that war made possible higher margins all along the line of industry and that these profits have been and are ab sorbing a much larger proportion of the consumer's money than before the war. Big Earnings Charged. Lauck c.ted rates of earnings on J l vestment of 237 shoe manufacturers during 1914-1917. showing, he said, that the general level of profits in this industry advanced from approximately 14 to 25 per cent during war years. Four of the biggest shoe concerns had average annual earnings of $4,800,000 for the 1912-1914 period, he said, while for the years 1916-1917 they had increased to more than $10,000,000. Sugar dealers would be reauired to sell their holdings according to uni- 1 form prices filed with the federal trade commission or pay a tax of 2 cents pound on all sugar sold, under bill in troduced in the house today by Rep resentative Steenerson, Minnesota. Mexico Puts Ban on Sugar. Nogales, Ariz.. May 15. The state government of Sonora. Mexico, today placed an absolute ban on the expor tation of sugar to the United States. Several hundred carloads of sugar en route to the United States from So nora and Sinaloa are held for home consumption under the government order.. Doubling of prices within the last month is given as the reason for the ban. WOULD BRIDGE X. V. HARBOR. Span 160 Feet Above Water Planned for "The Narrows." New Tork. May 15. Construction of a great bridge to cost between $7 5. 000.000 and $100,000,000 across the Narrows, the gateway to the harbor of New Tork, under which would pass the shipping of the world, ie being considered by the board of estimate. This huge and picturesque structure would stand 160 feet above the waters of the Narrows and have a main span of 1.800 feet in length. It could be constructed without engineering dif ficulty, the board was told. MRS. CRAWTORD NO BETTER. Critical Condition of Former Gov ernor's Widow Reported Unchanged. There is no change in the critical condition of Mrs. Isabella M. Crawford. I widow of former Governor Samuel J. Crawford. Mrs. Crawford suffered a stroke of paralysis Thursday. She is under physicians' care at the home of her daughter-in-law, Mrs. G. M. Craw ford. 1115 Tyler street. Dollar Day in Topeka Monday Buy it Dollar Day. Monday, May 17. Shrewd shoppers are making this their slogan, and with the report being circulated that the Topeka merchants are going to thijow on the market the. greatest bargains that have been offered In Kansas in many years. Indications are that next Monday will be the busiest day Topeka stores have had sines last Christmas Eve. While many other ciMes have discarded their Dollar Days and have instl- i tuted 2-Dollar Sales. Topeka has retained her great shopping event that has ' hpf nmp famnm U (tvr Vnnh.nqtm j gen they are making the greatest sacrifices in their business career in ordr ; . , ... , ,, . . . . . . . , to make thl V""" ora breaker and to show that Topeka is the best i place ln Kansas for the shopper to spend money. Thousands of dollars' worth of goods have not been equalled since things began to advance in price in 1914, and it is expected that many will anticipate their needs and make purchases for months ahead In order to get the great bargains that will bs offered. "It looks like folly for us to put goods on sale at these prices." one promi nent business man said. ''Especially does this appear to be the case when we have every reason to believe we are going to have to pay higher wholesale prices the next time we go East on a buying trip. But ih:s store Is going ti do its part to demonstrate that al) Dollar Day records can be surpassed, and we are go'ng to do It, even if we hare to lose money on the sales." Don't forget that the earlier in the morning you do your shopping, the bet ter selection you will have to pick from. And don't forget the date Monday, May 17. v HAS CARRANZA ESCAPED OR IS HE PRISONER? Obregon Reports Ex-President as Having Broken Away. Rebel Agents at w York Say He Surrendered. AH But 1,000 of His Army Holds Attacking Army. Huerta Calls Special Session of Mexican Conarress. (Bt tht Associated Press ) Washington. May 15. Carranza's escape from the revolutionary forces which attacked his troops near ! peranza was reported today by Gen eral Obregon. In a message to revolutionary agents on the border which was forwarded here. Obregon said the deposed presl den had succeeded in breaking thru the revolutionary lines and. accom panied by a small escort, was moving southward into the mountains. Hy tbe Associated I'rees.) New York, May 15. General Car ranza and 800 men have surrendered to the forces surrounding them in the Mexican mountains, according to word received here today by way of No gales. This information was given out by Manuel De La Pena, self styled com mercial attache in this city of the now liberal Mexican government. He said he had received his information from Alfonso Almada of the Mexican bu reau of information at Nogales. . Vera Cruz. May 13. President Venustiano Carranza, who with loyal followers has been fighting a grim battle against' revolutionary force near San Marcos for the past fivo days, has escaped capture at least temporarily, according to dispatches from the buttle zone. Accompanied by 1.000 of his men, the president has broken thru the in surgent lines near ChalchicomulA, about fifty miles east of Puebla. and is believed to be in the mountainous country between Puebla and Oaxara He left behind him a force of gov ernment soldiers which still Is fishl ing in an effort to delay pursuit of the fugitive chief executive. Generals Mariel and Barranca. Car- . rnninmiiil.r. a,lv-leH lha nrMi. Irient tt ntlpmnt tn out bin wnv out In the north and reach the United States tCnntinnpt no Pag Two.i WET EVIDENCES STOLEN Over S600.000 Worth of Liquor Held by Court Has DLsappeured. Chicago, May( 15. Thousand of gallons of liquor, valued at $600,000 and seized by the government as evi dence in enforcing prohibition, hav been stolen from the government ware house here, Internal Revenue Collec tor H. W. Marer announced today. The disappearance of the liquor Jeop ardizes more than a hundred cants against alleged "bootleggers," it was said. Investigation of the theft was bosun today by Mager and George N. Mur dock, representing the solicitor of tha internal revenue department and a squad of special agents. The missing liquor consisted only of that seized by the government be tween October 22 and January 1 when a special department whs creat ed to enforce prohibition. Hundred Cases Boo- Taken. Youngstown, Ohio. May Fiv motor trucks, each laden with loO caes of bonded whisky, were confis cated this afternoon by local police and federal officers as they were beinc taken to a garage for fttorage. whila their drivers went to lunch. The deti nation of the trucks has not been learned. PEACE BILL TOCONFERENCE Senate Adopts Resolution hy Vole of 43 tn 38. Washington. May 15. The Repub lican resolution to end t'.e state of war with Germany and Austria was adopt ed today by the senate and now goes to I conference. The vote was 4 2 to 2. ICatifu, i nei th Infnl V.i i ln u. ,n aa. will be placed on sale at prices that .