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Fair and - warmer tonight and Tuesday. The Evening Newspaper of Kansas HOME EDITION TOPEKA, KANSAS, MONDAY EVENING, MAY 17, 1920 EIGHT PAGES FOUR CENTS FACING FAMINE GARRANZA HAS GIVEN UP FIGHT - - Tfith Cabinet and 2,000 Troops Sow Held Prisoner. Being Returned to Mexico City Ttj- Revolutionists. HIS LAST STAND WAS DRAMATIC Refused Guarantee of Safety and Charged Thru Line. General Gonzales Withdraws From Presidential Race. El Paso. Trx.. May 17. President Carranza's cabinet and 2.000 prisoners have been captured by revolutionists operating near San Marcos, in pursuit of the fuKitive president, reports here today said. According fo advices which came from Mexico City, the cabinet mem bers and other prisoners are being re turned here. Wasliinplon Believes Report. "Washington. May 17. Confirmation of Carranza'a capture was moment iirily expected by government officials here today. Advices to revolutionary headquarters said the former first chief was fugitive in the mountains, hotlv pursued by rebel horsemen. Military experts here said he would be confronted with surrendering? or suffering from thirst and hunger In the desolate mountains. Pnncho Villa nd a few of his fol lowers were reported ready tff go Into the hills on Carranza's trail if he suc- . eds in eluding the federal cavalry men. I.ast Stand Dramatic. Mexico City, May 16 (via Laredo Junction. May 17. Dramatic accounts of the heroic last stand of Venustiano Carranza. deposed president of Mex ico, at Kinconaua, reached here to niKht. . . Without water or provisions, out numbered and surrounded practically on all sides, the Carranzistas. person ally led by rieneral Murguia and the "first chief," fought bravely to the last Reports praised unstintedly the bravery of General Murguia. But for his determination, rebel advices said, the. Carranzistas probably would have collapsed. He led them in a desper ate charge which resulted in their wav thru the revolutionary ring and cutting their way thru the revolution ary ring and escaping into the moun tains. Insulted Tlebcl Messenger. "When the messenger from the rebel leader arrived with the revolutionary offer of afe conduct for Carranza, it i, n.nniri urrpnder Murguia tore the message in shreds and slapped the niessengei- in the face, rebel advices fcald. x-o-t to Mnrni8. Carranza stood out for his braverv and coolness. Fre quently he assumed personal charge of operations. During one fierce en gagement Carranza's horse was snot, but he obtained another and con tinued calmly to direct his troops. The Carranzistas held out deter mine, iiv. eiiiectinir aid from Gen. Ju:uiul'upe , Ssnchei, the commander at Vera Cruz. When word came that he and his troops had joined the revolution, the last hope for winning vanished, dis patches said, and Murguia directed liis attention to escape. Toward the last, dispatches said. there was great confusion. Part of the Carranzista forces were cut off nnd members of the cabinet became separated from the president. Son-ln-I.w Escapes. Vera Cruz. May 17. Gen. Candido Aguila, governor of the state of Vera Cruz and son-in-law of President Car ranza, who has been virtually a pris oner of revolutions forces near Ori 7aba for the past week, escaped last night. It is believed he is trying to Join Carranza who fled into the mountains near Chnlchicomula on Friday, and who fo far as known, has not yet been located. General Aguilar has with him about 300 of his followers. Pur suit of Carranza is being vigorously pushed by Gens. Pedro Sachez and Higinio Aguilar. leaders of the revo lutionary forces which fought a grim battle with Carranza's army near Rin coiuida last week. They h-ive a superior force of cav alry and are searching the mountains for some trace of the fugitive presi dent. General Medina left here today over the Inter-Oceanic railroad for the purpose of intercepting Carranza if he attempts to reach the state of Vera Cms. C,en. I.iherario Lar Torres, who was wounded in the fighting on May 13. and was later brought to this city for treatment, died yesterday. Arc "Troublesome Neighbors. El Taso, May 3 7 Admission that Mexico is "a troublesome neighbor" and a plea that the world "have a little patience and v.alt a? trifle longer" are contained in ft statement to the American people by Salvador Alvarado, provisional minister of fi nance of the revolution. Gonzales Out of Race. Gen. Pablo Gonzales today issued a manifesto p.nnouncinp he had with drawn as a candidate for the presi dency to preserve harmony among the revolutionary elements and insure suc cess of the movement. Gonzales's withdrawal apparently left the field open to' Gen. Alvora Obregon. RED TROOPS IX COUNTER DRIVE. Now in Bottle With Poles and Ck ralnlans Near Kiev. London. May 17. Russian Bolshe vik! forces are striking back at the Polish and Ukrainian -troops which raptured Kiev about ten days ago, ac cording to official statements Issued in Moscow yesterday and received here by wireless. The statement said that soviet troops had started an advance and were engaged about ten miles north east of Kiev. FORECAST FOB KANSAS. Fair and warmer tonight ana Tnesday. SUNSHINE COMES AT LAST! No Rain in Next Twenty-Four Honrs, Is Happy Forecast Today. TODAY'S TEMPERATURES. 7 o'clock 50 I 11 o'clock 69 8 o'clock 60 I 12 o'clock 62 9 o'clock 63 1 o'clock 62 10 o'clock 57 I 2 o'clock 63 No rain in the next twenty-four hours, was the prediction S. D. Flora, state meteorolog-st, made this morning for tonight and tomorrow. The fair weather and sunshine expected will be mitigated with a few clouds for fear that Kansas, which has become accus tomed o going without sunshine, might suffer from an overdose, the meteorologist says. The clouds will not be rainlly dangerous, he believes. Rain fell in all parts of Kansas in the last twenty-four hours. The heaviest reports were Dodge City, 1 inch: Eureka, .86: Hays City, .72. Other reports varied from one-tenth to one-quarter of an inch: regular spring showers. Rair extended thru Missouri, Arkansas. Illinois and Indiana. The temperature was 49 degress at 6 o'clock this morning in Topeka: 7 (Continued on Pace Two.) helpedsThum Pal of Train Robber Was His Business Agent. In Signed Confession Tells Other Plans of Walton. St. Joe. Mo.. May 17. In a signed confession made to federal authorities here today "Dick" S my the, the chum of Horace Walton, train robber, who was killed In Chicago last Saturday morning following the robbery of a mail car on the Illinois Central and the killing of him by a policeman, said he knew beforehand that Walton ex pected to pull off the job. Smythe also said that Walton had told Mm some time ago that he (Wal ton) had committed the robbery of Santa Fe train No. 6 at Lexington Junction, Mo.. April 8, last, when a considerable sum of money and liberty bonds wftre taken. Was Bandit's Business Agent. Smythe says that h ia& been eh gaged by Walton as a sort of business agent. When summoned to Chicago by Walton, some weeks ago, Smythe says he was asked to serve the bandit by assisting in disposing of bonds and other loot of his work". No salary was stipulated, but Smythe was told that he would be paid liberally and Walton had plenty of money. Walton had Smythe look up railroad time cards for him and at tend to other preliminaries but did not ask him to assist in the work of his enterprises. Mother Would Go Bail. He told Smythe that he was going to rob the Illinois Central train last Thursday night and directed the young assistant to remain in their apartment in order to assist in any work that might be necessary following the job. When he advised Smythe to leave when the police attack on the quar ters waa imminent, Walton gave Smythe $410 in ten dollar bills. Smythe said. An effort to obtain Smythe's re lease on bond is being made by his mothpr, who in a teacher In the public school here. She is a widow.- MORE IRISH RIOTS Belfast and Londonderry Scenes of Wild Disorder. British Troops Hurried to Pre serve Order on Isle. London. May 1 7. Two men were killed and several others, including a police inspector, wounded in rioting Saturday and Sunday night between unionists and Sinn Feiners in Belfast, dispatches here said. Troops finally restored order. Londonderry in Vproar. Londonderry, Ireland, May 17. Rioting last night between Nationalist and Unionist mobs was even fiercer than on Saturday. Bottles, bricks and pistols were freely employed by the combatants and many more shop win dows were broken. Groups of men and women In the Unionist quarter of Fountain street and similar groups In the Sinn Fein quarter of Bridge street followed an exchange of party cries with stone and bottle throwing. More than one hun dred revolver shots followed. A for mer soldier named Doherty was killed and three others wounded. When the hostilities broke out the police were withdrawn and for a few hours mob law was supreme. Armed and masked men of Carlisle bridge took possession again Sunday night and there was indiscriminate revolver shooting. Nationalists who previously had used the bridge to reach the waterside were compelled to use.row boats. Reds Score rnited States Republic. Cork, May 17. Two thousand troops from England were landed at Bantry on Saturday and immediately distributed thruout west Cork? where they will be stationed at points five miles apart. Troops to the number of 150 also arrived at Skibbereen. They commandeered several build ings there. Thomas Johnson, the act ing secretary of the trades congress, declared at a labor meeting here yes terday that the workers of Ireland had no intention of establishing such a re public as that in America where the very idea of personal liberty was un known, he said, and where men and women were sentenced to long terms of imprisonment for daring to say that America was not a land of freedom. RAIL CRISIS IS MTriangle Film Virtual Government Control foi Freight In Effect. Worst Congestion of History Reported by Executives. ONLY ESSENTIALS ALLOWED Railways Ready to Raise Wages Bat Must Hike Rates. The Brotherhood Chiefs Warn Against Delaying Wage Hike. Washington, May 17. The Inter state commerce commission is making a careful examination pf the proposal of railway executives that it set up freight priority lists to relieve the car shortage crisis Secretary McGinty said today. Commissioner Atchison is di recting ihe investigation and will make a full report before the com mission decides what to do. The commission is expected to issue a formal order today accepting the proposal of the executives to take charge of freight traffic, and impos ing embargoes to halt movement of all but essential freight, putting the gov ernment in virtual control. Such emergency action is necessary to prevent a complete breakdown of distribution, railway officials have in formed the interstate commerce com mission. Delay means an economic upheaval, they declare. Congestion Is Growing:. As described by the railway execu tives, the nation's railroads now are in the worst condition in history. Congestion is growing at New York, Chicago, S'. Louis. Buffalo, Cleveland, Kansas City, Pittsburg! and other manufacturing centers, according to advices here. In so.vie sections manufacturing plants are closing for lack of fuel, re ports showed. Utility companies in some cities are operating on a reserve fuel supply. This condition is most acute in the centra wes-t. Chicago, May 17. Railroad owners, thru E. T. Whitter, chairman of the conference committee of railway man agers, today told President "Wilson's railroad labor board here they were ready to grant wage Increases to em ployes. The extent of the lncease was not specified. It will be left to the board. Whitter urged a system whereby wages should be automatically In creased or cut as the cost of living rises or falls. Wage Increases, according to Whit ter, will be passed on to tho public in the shape of increased rates in pas senger and freight service. Rail Chiefs in yarning. The United States railway labor board here today opens Its final hear ings of demands of 2,000,000 rail workers for increased wages of one billion dollars annually. Complete breakdown of the nation's transportation service depends upon the decision of the board, according to a formal statement issued by chiefs of the railroad brotherhoods. Railroad executives here for the meeting agreed with the statement. Labor leaders believed the board would establish salaries at from $1,700 to $2,500 yearly for the workers. Bert M. Jewell, president of the American railway employes' department, Ameri can Federation of Labor, today de clared only 2 hi per. cent of the rail workers receive a "living wage." Cannot Keep Men Employed. Columbus, Ohio. May 17. Inability to keep men employed in the local offices at salaries of $95 a month was largely responsible for the congestion which has resulted tn an express em bargo here the past three days, offi cials said. HE LAUGHS AT MARi HILL Rufe King Isn't Afraid pf Sentiment Working In Topeka. Rufe King, alleged triple murderer, appeared in the office of Sheriff Hugh Larimer today to, say "howdy" and pass the time of day with the sheriff. "I thought you were in Eskridge, the sheriff said. "So did everyone else, Rufe re plied. "But I have been here all the time, working for the Merchants' Transfer company. They just got things twisted up." King expressed Ignorance concern ing his trial which is scheduled to open at Lyndon Wednesday. "Everybody knows more about It than I do," he said. ."I'm letting my lawyers look after It." I Kins laughed when he told of his trip to Maple Hill Saturday with C. E. Carroll, one of his attorneys. "I wasn't a bit scared by the talk I heard." he said. "I know those peo ple. They'll say anything behind a follow's back but they wouldn't say a thing to a baby's face." Then King described a murder at Maple Hill fifteen years ago. 'The whole town went out to the house where tne iciinw was wno aioiwere seriously injured. the Job," he said. "When they found The officers were here acting as out he was in the house they turned ; judges at the horse show. arouna ana wenx dbck. King expressed pleasure In his short freedom on a $25,000 bond. "Anybody would be glad to be out doors again." he said. There were rumors current today that attorneys for the defense would attempt another continuance or de mand a change of venue that would take the trial clear out of the district presided over by Judge Robert C. Heizer. The attorneys would neither deny nor confirm the rumor. At the office of the Merchants' Transfer company it was said King apparently was working under the name of "P. J. Keller." Morris & Company Indicted. New York. May 17. The federal crand Jury in Brooklyn today returned ; indictments against Morris & Com- ! pany and the Cudahy Packing com pany of Chicago, charging profiteer ing in foodstuffs Field Throws Ray Baldwin. Onaga. Kan., May 17. Clifford Fields of Onaga, threw Ray Baldwin, of Topeka, here Saturday night. Fields took the first fall in seventeen minutes, after which Baldwin for feited the match. Chief Cause of Divorce Declares Baptist Report National Board of Censorship Managed in Interests of! Movie Producers Is Charge Booze and Lax Laws Named As Other Causes. Washington, May 17. Moving pic-, tures, lax laws and intemperance are blamed for the numerous divorces in the United States by the committee of temperance and social service In its re port to the Southern Baptist conven tion today. Enactment of a uniform code of marriage and divorce laws was recommended as a remedy. Quoting from government statistics on the number of divorces obtained annuallv in the country the report shows that in 1916 when the last fig ures were obtained, there were 112, 03S divorces. -Were later figures available, the re port continued, "the picture would doubtless be darker still. Certainly this would be true of 1919 owing to the large number of hasty and foolish marriages contracted during the war." 'Triangle' Pictures Blamed. As a primary cause of "this sad condition," which Is characterized as an "ugly specter which looms on the horizon of our civilization." the report denounces the motion picture as now produced, declaring that "nearly ev ery film put upon the screen contains somewhere some evil suggestion. Many of the films are based on the 'eternal triangle' and the suggestion of disregard if hot an open breach of the marital relations." "The national board of censors was organized by and is maintained in the interest of the producers of motion pictures," the report charges. "It has as one of its distinct purposes the keeping of enough of the salacious in WILL FACE JURY Chicago 'egro Policeman Must Answer for Life of GirL Case Was Pushed to Trial by Gorernor Allen. Chicago, May 17. Dorsey Cham bliss, negro policeman and two other negroes, went on trial in criminal court today in connection with the death of Bertha Weibeck, 16-year-old whits girl of Pawnee Rock, Kan. The defendants! Chambliss, Emma Ross, and James Murphy, are charged with abduction and seduction. The girl, who came to Chicago to obtain employment, died after being rescued from a negro resort, where she claimed she had been lured by the policeman. - 1 " . She died in a Chicago hospital and tn a death bed statement accused Dor sey Chambliss, a Chicago negro police man, of betraying her into a negro dive where she was visite'U by men of his race. Physicians claim her death was due partly to the sufferings - she underwent during her five months' imprisonment, and partly to pneu monia. The indictments were brought about as a result of an investigation by Gov ernor Allen, of Kansas, who personally came to Chicago to demand justice for the dead girl. Governor Allen charged that political influences were at work to protect Chambliss and prevent his trial, and he carried his appeal for ac tion direct to Governor Frank O. Low den of Illinois and Attorney General Brundage. The investigation of the case lagged for several weeks, until Governor Al len, ninety-three Chicago women's clubs and other organizations took a hand and demanded speedy action. ARE ANXIOUS FOR -SUFFRAGE. . National Democratic Committee Gets Busy in Louisiana. Baton Rouge, La-, May 1 7. The na tional Democratic committee today brought added pressure on the Louisi ana legislature to force ratification of the suffrage amendment. The committee sent Mrs. George Bass, member of the Democratic ex ecutive committee, here -with instruc tions to immediately press upon Louisiana Democrats the service they will render the Democratic party if they will ratify the Susan B. Anthony suffrage amendment. GEN. WAIIWRIGHT KILLED. Captain With Him Dead As Reanlt of Auto Accident Three Hurt. tittle Rock. Ark.. May 17. Ma. Gen. Richard B. Wainwright. Q. M. C, and Capt. S. O. Garrity, 83rd infantry, both stationed at Camp Taylor, Ky.. were killed early yesterday when an automobile in which they were riding to Camp Pike was wrecked. First Lieut. Percy C. Fleming. Sev enth field artillery, and two privates, Dewev Sullivan and James W. Brett. Topeka Girl Insures Love Notes for $100 A large trunk, three suit cases, three packing boxes and a handbag were re quired to convey to Topeka the world ly goods belonging to a well known Topeka girl who has Just returned from New Tork City, where she has spent the winter studying art. Most valued of all the worldly goods was not the lovely new frock from Fifth Avenue shop, nor the autographed photograph of a great artist, nor yet the interesting collec tion of prints she pessesses oh, no! A great pile of love letters filling one large box was the piece of baggage most precious to her. Her fiance, a Topeka man. had written to her every day and sometimes twice a day during her stay in New Tork. .. . The box will come, all right, I'm sure," she said confidently, "for I in sured it aa being worth $100." Plays Are the pictures to attract a depra-ed pub- lie and to create an increasing appe tite for that sort of thing. In other words the purpose is to make every picture just as bad as possible within police control and public toleration." - Liquor has been one prolific cause of divorce, according to the report, but this cause is now removed It says "if we shall demand enforcement of the law." Laws "Foolishly Absurd." Laxness of the laws of marriage and divorce la "unquestionably one of the most fruitful causes of the prevalent and growing divorce evil" the report states, emphasizing the need of better laws regulating marriage. Many of the marriage and divorce laws of the suite, are described as "foolishly ah- Amendment to the constitution to give the federal government control over the matter is suggested but owing to the time this would require legisla-! tive enactment in the several states ia recommended in the meantime. The : 'ere used oy jonnson in covering report recommended among other I shortages in the little Marion county things the publishing of the marriage ' bank It is the second state bank fail bans for at least thirty days before j ure n M"0" 2unt5r in, recent the rite can be celebrated; physical months the Lehigh State bank having examination of each party by a physi- ! ,been take" over as a Jesuit of "egu cian and the establishment of a un!. I lar operations rre than a year ago. form code which as nearly as possible ! he Aulne State bank is operating "should conform to the basis of Bible t under the state bank guaranty act. v, ; M,i . v, r a While Johnson s shortages are now vorc with the right of marriage and that in all other cases where divorces' r;; ' . v " " ; y m. i. k ,u ,iv,. .!able to turn over a sufficient amount re-marriage.' FIX HUN DEBT Hythe Conference Decides on $30,000,000,000. Enables France to Pay War " Bills in United States. . Paris, May 17. It is understood in official circles here that the Anglo French 'conference at Hythe, which closed , vesterrtav AMtaA . a, sum which Germany should pay as reparation would be fixed at 120 bil lion marks gold (approximately $30, 000,0,000). v IX Is also understood that it was decided Germany would be permitted to issue bonds covering her indebted ness to the allies payable in annual installments. Such action, it is pointed out. wouia enable France to discount Sei? w i.mwC GSrm.alT a"dlwere under examination by state offi nS!iJ f',hher nfbtS ,2.,the(cials during the morning. Johnson i.inf t.h ".l- Th,?se has not been arrested, altho formal decisions together ;with the action! ... j wi 0. StP co"frence with the Germans to June-21. com- prise the definite conclusions reached! L XJJ: British premiers and their advisers, according to the understanding here. All the other de tails of the arrangement remain to be settled by the financial delegates, who are still working upon them. A special conference of the allies will be held at Ostend to consider financial questions among the allies, it is stated. This meeting will be in dependent of the League of Nations conference at Brussels. The dates of these conferences remain to be fixed. FLED TO HIS DEATH! 'J other prompt hearing of-their stock i . r j tii r i . ! selling program when Richard J. OB Of Escaped JOliet COHTlctS j Hopkins, attorney general, pleaded he oi rr u I j x ti had not found time to consult the aieps On inira Kail. ! statutes and court opinions. Hopkins I agreed to be prepared for a hearing Trii, nix. UII -r I which was set for Tuesday afternoon With Eight Other "Honor Men" I before the state charter board. c , , i I- it ' Recently Hopkins objected to the Scaled JrrlSOn Wall. project of the Bank Holding corpora- I tion because Walter E. 'Wilson, a ru, l member of the state charter board, .Chicago. May 1,. Fleeing across wae an of(lcer of the company, so Wil- prairies and stumbling over obstacles, ; rn withdrew from the company, while a heavy rain pelted him, WI1-1 Then Hopkins complained that the liam Jackson, negro, one of nine ' authority of the company was ;broad- it- . . ter than was permitted under the state escaped convicts from the Jollet, 111- law. He promised to check the mat penitentiary, today stepped on a;ter up to the supreme court imme- "third rail" near Wheaton, III., and was electrocuted He stumbled and fell on the rail while running down the track. He maa sn.r(n.J I I. . n . i Eigh't' oth.r conVctsr all' employed "ft & SXZSXZT "'" e tUljm'4nt0S9rpe0rnda. mandate ai, , , vn.i u leaains inio nicago r: fK.,T. y " .Z - .. . . I! are "honor men. were convicted for robbery and mur-1 der. ine prisoners were employed on tne! height wall around it as the only pa rier to freedom. The prisoners scaled; the wall and escaped x-r-. .r-cv'ure in the case. Peace Resolution Certain of Veto to President This Week. i Washington. May 17. Republican peace resolution adopted Saturday by the senate, but in different form, went; . . . . . - . i inatea. unairman t-orter or tne roreign inated. Chairan Porter of the foreign affairs committee was prepared to ask that it be sent to conference but Re- nublican leaders said the differences Would be ironed out so that it might go 10 tne president tn.s wee. Democrats and Republicans agreed the president would veto it. the for-' mer asserting that it would die then through failure to obtain a two-thirds vote for repassage. LAUNCH BRITISH CHALLENGER. Shamrock IT Dae to Slide Down the Ways Today. New Tork. May 17.; Charles Nich-j olson. British marine expert and de- , Signer of Shamrock IV, challenger for ; America's cup. was directing the prep- i a rations for launching the sloop here : today. -I . lie arrived yesterday from England. J AULNE BANK FAILS00" ? e , . . Cashier V. D. Johnson Charged With $50,000 Shortages. Second Marion Connty Failure . in Recent Months. MANIPULATED FUNDS 4 YEARS By rse of Loose Leaf System He Dodged Bank Examiners. - Purchased Cattle and Home M'ith Money, It Is Charged. Defalcations of $50,000 are charged against V. D. Johnson, cashier of the ! Aulne State bank of Aulne. Marion county. The bank was closed today by order of Walter E. Wilson, state bank commissioner. Johnson was brought to Topeka today by a deputy draw up the deed of announcement. i,i t -ti t , The bells of St. Peter's announced sheriff of Marion county. In Wilsons'.- - . office he told j. K. Rankln. asslsUtnt I attormy enera1' ot his shortages and j operations. . Operations employed by John Flack when he KUtted the Abilene i State bank mere than eight years ago "? 2?L3!!' 000. The bank is capitalized for $20. 000. It carried deposits of nearly $100,000. Worked It Four Years. Johnson's manipulation of funds covered a period of four years, accord ing to reports in the state house today. By use of a loose leaf system, the cash ier covered his work in such a man ner that shortages were not discovered by examiners. Certificates of time de posit were in Instances carried by Johnson personally. It is asserted that in these cases the money was used by Johnson, who per sonally paid the interest to bank cus tomers. In other cases it is said that deposits of bank patrons were direct ly placed by Johnson to his own credit. Yet thru' this operation of . . . . ..'.... . i were unapic 10 aeiect irreguiariues. From his defalcations, it is declared. Johnson purchased a herd of regis tered cattle for . his big stock farm near Aulne. He now owns nearly 160 head of registered cattle, it ia stated. He is declared to have used a portion of the money from his illegal opera tions in construction of a new $20,000 farm house. Formal Complaint Today. Johnson's wife came to Topeka witn the basis of his confession, s! ohp.. .hp Kanir f-ii to be protected thru use of the state ra rr.mmiinn.r bank guaranty fund. Commissioner Wilson will doubtless place an exami ner in control of the bank at once. Officers of the bank include: S. P McDonald, president; J. G. Wrinkley. vice president; V. O. Johnson, cashier, and T. L. Johnson, assistant cashier. HOPKINS DELAYS AGAIN Will Be. Ready for Kansas Bank Hold ing Hearing Tuesday, Though. Officers of the Kansas Bank Hold ing corporation were today denied an- : diately. The corporation voluntarily withheld its stock selling until this action could be taken Then Hopkins substitute his announced he would own opinion as a substitute for a rul- (was not ready when tne board tooK th ,d.v. Attornevs for the ' Bank Holding corporation asked Hop- iMt l.lna .n nam I In .OPiirillff imma. 4!i(a rttr- aottr.it - Hopkins thought there might be i snma 9 ri rl 1 1 i rri 1 filiPStinnK htf WOllld iir'rV? lnvesyfaT,'. .h hr , J..;iL-nited Stat-s Independent Telephone '"Either delays Finally, t ho he agr ee. d association. E. C. Blomeyer. Waco, Jvnt'JtAitrJ,,i?":iPre.iatnt of the Texas association desire to investigate. afternoon when a definite decision or agreement is expected as to proced- MINERS REFUSE TO WORK Disagreement on Price, of Explosives Given as Cause by S.oOO Today . T. ,, . Titt!.hiira- Kan Mar 17. Ahnut j v " , T . "iT ir . " 7: , one-third of the Kansas deep coal ' " VL" -YlrJtTl- 11 a .. , ' . . Zu.iL Tk. 1, 1, , , a ' a5ors "lotion The failure of the n.-hll5Lc?DierAn" i? "f,c"."! agreement on the price of explosives . , , .- of ,. idunK. ; Most of the ldle mln are , the wicinlty of Franklin, where a mass meetina; was held -yesterday at which resolutions were adopted setting forth 1 a demand for lower price of explosives. Approximately $.300 miners are idie. Dry Derision Postponed Washington. May 17. The su preme court failed again today to decide the validity of the prohibi tion amendment and the enforce ment act and recessed until June 1. is iviaae oaint Peasant Girl Whose Fearless Example Founded Modern France, Is Exalted Five Centuries Later by Catholic. Church. Rome, May 17. Joan of Arc, the shepherd lass who in 1429 was called from the peaceful fields of Domremy to lead the armies of France to vic tory against the English and Burgun dians was exalted to sainthood yester day. Thirty thousand persons witnessed the rites in honor of the meek girl whose leadership founded modern r ranee ana wnose nie inspirea tne ai- rr srk hur" f Impressive ceremony and ancient ritual marked the addition of her name to the roll ot the saints. Pope Benedict announces to the Catholic world the solemn fact of the addition to the body of the saints of Joan of Arc ordered in the name of I Holy Trinity fhat her memory be held i in pious devotion by the church and . directed the consistorial advocate to j VchVs hi P Rom. answereS: The rite j was concluded by celebration of mass by Pope Benedict who concluded his part of the ceremonies with an oration on the life of the new saint, and as he spoke a picture of Joan of Arc, placed behind the high altar, was un veiled. An impressive procession then slow ly wound its way back to the Vatican. PHONE RATES UP i Independent Men of Kansas Must Boost Their Prices. Go Ahead" To Be Slogan of Convention Here Tuesday. "Go Ahead" is to be the slogan of the annual meeting of members of the Kansas Independent Telephone asso ciation which will open in Topeka Tuesday for a three-day session. The slogan is to apply to Improvements in service and general efficiency which the association is planning to make, and incidentally to furfiish courage to the association to "go ahead" and in crease telephone rates to meet ad vanced expenses. T. I TOVMANS, President of the Kansas Independent Telephone Association. "Telephone rates have increased less than 25 per cent since 1914," L. M Kraege. eecretary of the ajwociation said today. "This is the least increase of any publicity utility, and expenses have increased from 80 to 100 per cent in that same period." At least 500 independent telephone men will attend the convention, Mr. Kraege said. There are more than six hundred members. The National hotel will be headquarters for the convention, where delegates will be gin registering at 9.30 o'clock tomor row morning. The convention, will open officially at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the auditorium, with an address of welcome by Mayor Corwlne and a response by J. D. Waters, vice president of the association. After organization of the convention with appointment of committees. Bishop James Wise of the Kana diocese will speak at 3 o'clock at the Auditorium. All meetings of the convention will be held in the auditorium.. Allen to pcak. - Governor Allen will address the con vention Wednesday afternoon. An ad dress of much technical Interest to the organization will be that of E. L. Chase of Kansas City, Mo., whose sub- . . I Ject will be "The Eroper Relationship naate.D-f.-- -r,-ln-J... AnA rmrUnti- " An the Wednesday afternoon program. Among other speakers on the program are a number of national importance, a a roll o tolsnrinn lea H oral 4n W a t . " ' ! f!"c,"d,ml J,,?e.K'nn ."' V.'T ' - ,. .' K . ' - - W. 6. Vivian, Chicago, secretary of the ( Hauk McHenry, Jefferson City, presi dent of the Missouri association. A contest for new members of the association will cause much rivalry among the telephone men from the larger cities of the state, for the 121 convention will go to the city whose delegates obtain rhe most new mem bers for the association. T. Xj. Toumana, of Osawatomie, Is prestaent 01 tne association; j. u. , Wlt(re o Bonner gprjn ts rCe I prsidnt, and Ia !. Kraege. of -T- president of the association; J. I. 1 Peka. is secretary. , v I.I&TEX TO TAX COMPLAINTS. County CommiMionem To Wt as Equalization Board Next 10 Days. For tha next ten days the Shawnee county commissioners will git as a board of equalization to lister, to com- plaints against tax assessments and to I try Jo correct any errors shown to j them by taxpayers. ; Are 12.519 Knights in' Kansas. j Hays, Kan.. May -17. Knights of voiumous in jvanias now total ti.ovv with 81 councils, according to offi cial announcement at the nineteenth convention which opened here yester day. Rev. John Maher, of Ealina, de livered the annual sermon. ' BIG FIRMS TO CITY State Approves Charter Empire Gas A Fuel Company. Capitalized at $12,500,000 Charter Fee Has 16,327.50. N. Y. COMPANY TO TOPEKA, TOO Adanac Oil & Refining Com pany's Maia Offices Here. Charter Board Establishes :Near Record of $14,258,T65.0. The state charter board established a near record today when it approved charter applications for domestic and foreign companies which propose to invest 14.268.765.70 in Kansas. Of this amount 113. ISO, 000 ot the capital ization is represented by three corpo rations with principal offices in To peka, State board members approved the application of the Empire Uas A Fuel company of Dover, Del., for permis sion to do business 111 this state. The corporation, which is the parent of (4 companies, will consolidate its busi ness in this and other states. Its capitalization for Kansas, covering th properties of subsidiary interests, to tals 1 12, 500,000. The charter fee for the Empire was I6..27.50, probablv the largest sum paid by any Individual company since incorporation of the Orient railroad company. Principal Offices Here. Consolidation of the Empire Inter ests bears no relation to the affairs of the Kansas Natural Gas company, according to reports tn the state house. Both the Empire and the Kansas Na tural are controlled by the H. I Do herty organization. Total capitaliza tion of the Empire Oas & Fuel com pany is $540,000,000 of which 112.500." 000 is represented In Kansas thru its various activities. Principal offices for this state will be maintained in Topeka. Kansas offices of the Adanac Oil & Refining corporation of Buffalo, X. Y also will be located in Topeka under the charter permit secured by the Adanac Interests. The company pro poses investments of $375,000 In Kan sas thru Its Topeka offices. Detailed organization and operation plans of this company have not been defined. Permission was granted to th Derby Grain company of Topeka to 4 increase its capitalization from $225. 000 to $500,000. The application states that the corporation desires the use of more capital in the extension and development of its business. It l given permission to issue all or may portion of the $17. 000 increase. . Charter applications approved hy the board'lnclode: . Domatie Cerperatlen.. Derby Ornln V, Topeka. incre-te from nm .a. "J twwi Weber Electric Power Co., Ellsworlh, SNW.ono. Saline Valley Kleetric Light 4 Tower Co., Trescott. fjnKu). Iodine Products Co., Sertan. HO.onn. Dodge City roultry a Egg Co., Uo!jf City. $75,000. Strong City Farmers' T'nion Co-operatiro aeKxIatlon. Htrnng City. 200O. Fowler Offlf Supply Co., Arksaaaa CitT, $10,000. , Siena Chapter Zeta Tau Alpha Society, Baldwin, do capital. Alton Lumber A Coal Co.. Alton. $10,040. Milberger Co-operative Colon, Mllbera-r,. fio.oc io. Greenotea OH Ic Co., Kiniii City, Kan.. ..0OO. LlDCOIU-Kimeo Oil Co., Harnea. $A0.000. Forelga Co-aratlina Empire G!i Fuel Co., Topeka, $12,500,000 in Kansaa. United Petroleum Co.. Virgil, $,10,000 In Kauaaa. Kitty OH A Gas Co., Kaosaa City, $10,000 in Kanaaa. Tay Pay oil Co.. Sedan, atsflon In Kanaaa. Adanac Oil Iteflnlng Co., Topeka, $.75.ono ia Kanaaa. Gray Tractor Co., Wichita, $.S,000 In Kan sas. Evidence Oil Co.. Caney, $30,000 In Kanaaa. National H! Prodoctlon Co.. Arkansas City. $100,000 n Kansas. Nocn Petroleum Co., Arkansas City, 1128.- 000 In Kanana. Ontario Smelting Co., Baxter Springs, $54,000 in Kansas. Smith. Darnea A Strebber Co.,' Parses. $10,000 in Kanias. Jarrett-Rlchanlaon Paring Co., Keodesha. $e.l00 in Kanaaa. Hardaocg Manufacturing Co.. nttanurg, $7.0tin In Kanaaa. Blue Ridge Kefiuing Co.,' Wleaiti, 51.TS In Kanaaa. Legal Tender Oil A Gas Co., Wetis-llie. $.Y3.M in Kansas. Oil Fields Development Co., Kanaaa City, $52,071.70 In Kanaaa. . Truck Load Booze Is Stolen. Cleveland, May 17. A motor truck: IfMrf. With HhUI,., . . 1 1 a. . 1 . aaa was driven away by liquor thieves this uimi uiiiK lien wtmuei Lonn, cnatlia . feur. left It while he breakfasted. Tha WhlaUv Wn h.lnr Irlnannrtari 1. ., an.. ernment permit from Kentucky. . LIKE UFEONTHE RHINE Low Cost of Living and Chance To Get Beer Attracts Yanks to Oe cupied Zone. I I Louisville, Ky., May 17. a.T beer, increased salaries, and decreased cost of living in Germany, are tha lures that attracted ten men of tha First division at Camp Zachary Tay lor to apply for transfer to the Ameri can forces in Germany, according to members of the detachment. Soldiers returning from Germany said an American army private's pajr of $1 a day would buy him 1,409 'schooners'" of beer. A dollar Is equal to 140 marks and a glass of beer cost, one-tenth of a mark. The finest Rhine wine. it. is reported nere, costs J marks a quart. "Ninety per cent of would re-turn If they could." said S'ergt. Donald McCraney, First en gineers. "I am going to Germany to lower my cost of living." asserted Regi- -mental Supply Sergt. Charles Kleiner. Sixteenth Infantry. "Pay that has tha buying power of several hundred dol lars a month Is the attraction for me." Life on the Rhine Is joyful for tha American soldiers.- according to r turning veterans who tell of week end boat excursions on German rivera and week-long trips to European cities.