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Generally fair west, unsettled with sbowers tonight or Tuesday east por tion cooler Tuesday. The Evening Newspaper of Kansas HOME EDITION TOPEKA, KANSAS, MONDAY EVENING, MAY 24, 1920 TEN PAGES IN ROUGH WOOD BOX CARRANZA RETURNS HOME Killed by Traitors," Screams Daughter in Greeting. ZONE OAS RATES Judge Reed Seeks to Iron Out Kansas Natural Case. WILSON WOULD THE SMOKE SCREEN BOXES ARE SAFE WOOD CAMPAIGN TAKE MANDATE FOR ARMENIA JUST LIKE CIRCUS CLAIMS WITNESS August Jaedicke Did Bfot Loot Safe Deposit Vault. Try to Eliminate Lawyers and Statutory Procedure. Dugald Spencer Appointed Re ceiver of Hanover Bank. Asks Congress for Authority to Senate Probe Hears Statements of Managers. NET SPREAD FOR SHUGART Become Republic's Sponsor. Travel and Battle Worn Loyal Guard Brings Body. SLAYERS ARE BEING PURSUED The Revolutionary Government Orders Probe of Killing. Ex-Chief, Surprised Asleep, Was Riddled M ith Bullets. Mexico City, May 24. A dingy little train of three wooden coaches today brought the remain of Venustiano Carranza, murdered president of Mex ico, back to his former capital. Drawn by a rusty, crippled engine, the train slowly puffed its way into the city at 5:50 a. m. on the narrow gauge railway. Not more than 150 persons wit nessed the arrival of the body. The faithful watchers included most of the foreign diplomatic corps. George Summerlin. the American charge, was conspicuous in a high silk hat. The ether watchers were chiefly newspaper men. photographers, and the mourning-clad members of the dead president's family. A few men from the C'arranza regime, who had not fled the capital with their chief, were waiting. They also were dressed in mourning. The sun was Just rising when rail road officials announced that the train was approaching the station and would Mop at a crossing about 200 yanis away. When the word was passed about the little crowd filed down the tracks thru the early dawn. As the train stopped at the crossing a band of faithful Carranza soldiers, who had acted as its guards, clam bored stiffly to the ground. They were ragged, dirty and unshaven from days of the hardest kind of campaign ing in the mountains of Puebla. Reverently, sombreros in hand, the soldiers lifted a rough wooden box from one of the coaches. It was the "casket containing the body of Car ranza draped in the national colors of red. green and white. I.oya, to the Very Jjist. Then, aa the run rose over the sur rounding hills, the remnants of the or.ee jruud Corranzista army a tat-" tered group of sleepless, hungry men, lifted the casket solemnly on their shoulders and started the last march wlih their chief. It was an impressive testimony of loyalty. Followed by the mourners, the little band moved off tovard the Carranza residence. Diplo mats and newspaper men brought up the rear. .M the residence the procession btoke up and the body was placed in po-Tscsrion of the dead president's daughters. Julia and Virginia, who were to arrange for the funeral. T-hey plr.nned to hold it either this after noon or tomorrow. Burial will be in the Dolores cemetery the cemetery of sorrows. General Murguia, Aguirre Berlanga, Isnacin Uonillas and General Urquiz. who rode to the city on the death tram, abandoned it at the suburb of Guadalupe, finishing the Journey by motor. ' The brothers Cabrera were reported eaf in a town in Puebla. As the casket was lowered at the train there was a bugle blast. The old guard drew up in proud dignity to present arms, forming a martial column thru which the procession started to the president's home. Some laborers and townspeople, going early to their tasks, fell into line ns the orocession wended its way thru the quiet streets. They walked, hats in hand "Traitors," Screams Daughter. Once when the procession was stopped while photographers snapped the casket, en old Carranza soldier muttered a quiet protest. As the procession neared the presi dential home with the gray outline ol Chapultepec castle the official resi dence of the rulers of Mexico in tile background, the situation reached a I climax. I A window in the house was raised and four women leaned out. were the two daughters and They two . nieces of the murdered president. Suddenly the silence was pierced by a woman's scream. The traitors, they have killed him ' she cried. was Carranza's. daughter, Vir- ginia. Riddled With Bullets. A telegram to General Obregon gave additional details of the mur- Hpr Th HnnH .-o . ; ,1 ., . J ing to this message, took the assassin Rudolfo Herrero. into his confidence because Herrero was familiar with the Puebla mountains. Herrero previ- uuy 4i. iu pwwin ins loyalty. j i.c muiun wttuneu si a. m. r ri day morning, this telegram said. Car ranza was asleep when Herrero and his men opened fire. Friends of the iContlnned tn Picw Two.1 Ex-Convict Was Police Officer In Kansas Town Wichita. Kan.. May 24. How W. A. Sorsby, 33 years old, a former post office clerk, who after escaping from the Mississippi penitentiary where he was sent for murder, came to Kansas and obtained a place on the Augusta. Kan., police force, later became agent for the Santa Fe railroad at Vanora. Butler county, Kansas, was revealed when the man was identified by John H. I.awen of the Mississippi peniten tiary. Today Sorsby in custody of Iiwm is on his way back to prison to re sume a life sentence. His crrest was brought about by a prisoner in Ells worth county jail who saw Sorsbv's p'cture in a circular sent to the sheriff t.t Ellsworth. MAXIMUM AT EIGHTY CENTS? Reed Holding Conferences Here With Doherty Agent. Company Will Accept 200,000 Cubic Feet Leakage. After nine years of litigation and dispute. Judge Clyde M. Reed of the court of industrial relations will seek to settle the Kansas Natural Gas com pany rate troubles without lawers, le gal technicalities or statutory pro cedure. An effort to work out an agreement as to gas rates probably to be fixed on a zone basis for various city distributing companies is now under way. V. C. Hamilton of New York, consulting engineer for the Do herty interests,, is in conference with Judge Reed relative, to rates and problems. The conference today followed a conference with Judge Wilbur N. Booth in Minneapolis several weeks ago. At that time the industrial court Judge laid his plan before the federal Judge. Conferences are to be held with engineers and gas experts relative to a plan for fixing reasonable rates for the various towns. In all of these conferences, tho, lawyers are. to be barred. Judge Reed, who is the lay man member of the industrial court, will direct the holding of the confer ences. Big Leakage Shown. "After all these years of litigation, we will try to work out b jolution of the gas problem and -Zi begin by eliminating the lawyers," Judge Reed stated today. "I believe there is a fair chance to succeed." Hamilton stated today that the Doherty interests were willing to ac cept a 200.000 cubic foot basic leak age per mile of pipe for their distrib uting company lines. This basic leak age is far below the present average. Lawrence, ' which shows the mini mum leakage for northern Kansas towns, has a record three times in ex cess of the proposed basic allowance. The Lawrence record is an annual leakage of 706,000 cubic feet per mile of three Inch main. In Topeka the leakage is 35.17 per cent of the entire supply delivered to thai city. This is an average of 1,341, 000 cubic feet per mile of three men main. Leavenworth's record is 64.4 per cent leakage or 8,572,000 cubic feet per mile of three inch main. "In spite of the showing In Topeka." Reed said today, "the record for 1919 shows the company earned a net re turn of $96,759, after allowing $20,000 for depreciation. Instead of using the money to repair mains, it seems to have been distributed in dividends." It was admitted today that diffi culty is being encountered in fixing basic standards. In Topeka and other northern Kansas towns, the consump tion for the average family is 60,000 cubic feet. In "Wichita and other southern towns it runs as high as 180, 000 cubic feet a year. "Gas In some of these towns is sold at 2 7 cents," said Hamilton, "and we are asked to bring this supply from Oklahoma where the commission al lows a rate far in excess of the Kansas schedule." Maximum Around 80 Cents. Judge Reed pointed out today that the Kansas Natural furnishes 34 mil lion cubic feet of gas in 1912. but will deliver only 12 million cubic feet this year. He argues that basic expenses are changed but little when a maxi mum supply is delivered and that small deliveries mean higher prices. 'And higher prices mean reduced con- sumption." he said. The court Judge believes a maximum rate in the neigh borhood of 80 cents should be fixed. A schedule similar to the zone system will doubtless be worked out but without aid of the array of legal talent employed in the gas cases. MUST WAIT OFFICIAL COUNT Oregon Primary Race by Wood an 1 Johnson Is Close One. Pnrtlnnfl Orp Mnv 24. The choice of Oregon Republicans for president may not be determined until the of ficial canvass is made of the votes cast at the primaries in this state Friday. Hiram Johnson's lead over Leonard Wood early today was only 732. It Is estimated that from 4,000 to 6,000 votes are still to be counted. Soma of the missing precincts are in sections showing a preference for Johnson and others for Wood. The incomplete returns now stand: Johnson. 40.891: Wood. 40.159; Low den, 14,870; Hoover. 13,235. BANK BANDITS GET $113,000. Six Rob Pennsylvania Bank of Many Liberty Bonds. Pittsburgh. Pa.. May 24. The First National bank at Finleyville, Pa., near here, was held up and robbed shortly after noon by six man who escaped, according to word received here by the police. The bandits are said to have es caped with $100,000 in bonds and se curities and $15,000 in cash. The cashier, who was alone in the bank at the time, is reported to have been knocked unconscious and locked in the vault, while the institution was rifled. A sheriffs posse has gone in pursuit. LOANED RAILWAYS $900,478,000. Greater Amount of Sum Went to the Large "Class One" Roads. Washington, May 24. The govern ment's gross loan in operation of the railroads during federal control was $900,478,000. according to the final report of Swager Sherley. railroad ad ministration director of finance. Vr this total $677,613,000 was chargeable directly to the excess of operating expenses over revenues and rentals for the "class one" roads, Mr. Sherley said. Smaller lines, sleeping car companies and inland waterways auaed $45,460,000 to this total. Declares His Belief American People Desire More. OFFERED BY PREMIER COUNCIL San Remo Conference Asked United States to Accept. Quotes Senate Resolutions His Message. in Washington, May 2t4. President Wilson today asked authority from congress for the United States to ac cept a mandate over Armenia. The president told congress that he thought the wish of the American people was that the United States should become mandatory for Ar menia. , "Wilson, in his message, made it plain that he wished to accept the in vitation of the San Remo conference which asked this country to accept such a mandate. The president, in giving his reasons for the request, said It was no longer possible In the Interest of civilization to leave Armenia under Turkish au thorities. He declared there is evidence of popular desire here for acceptance of the mandate. He quoted the senate resolution extending sympathy to the people of Armenia. TO LIGHT UP FALLS Special Honor From Magara to Kansas Trippers. Special to Allen-Gompers De bate Leaves Wednesday. Niagara Falls will be illuminated in honor of the Kansas delegation to the Allen-Gompers debate, according to word received by J. H. Lee, chairman of arrangements, in- Topeka today. The special train which leaves Trfpeka Wednesday afternoon will carry 125 supporters of the Allen ' Industrial court law who will attend the debate between Governor Allen and Samuel Gompers at Carnegie hall in New York Friday evening. Lee received word from New York also that from present indications the huge hall will not be large enough to 1 accommodate the crowds to the de bate which has created nation-wide intor.et I Tho ti,. .en! o'clock Wednesday afternoon. It goes over the Santa Fe to Chicago, the Wa bash to Buffalo and the New Tork Central to New York, arriving there Friday morning. It will consist of four Pullmans, one observation, one diner and one baggage car. Representative Kansans from all over the state will ride on the special with Governor and Mrs. Allen. It is still possible to take care of a few per sons, Lee stated today. FIND BODY OF BABY Workmen Opening; Up Clogged Sower Discover Decomposed Remains. . Workmen seeking to open a clogged sewer leading from the house at 1162 King street shortly after noon todav J 1 " uuuy "i n miani gin The body was so badly decomposed that Coroner O. F. Marcotte. who was positively wiietner trie child was white the house, Tccording to officers. P r. Mal, A 11.. . . Complaint, that the sewer Mtng rrom a vault to Thn main r u- ' stopped up led to the hiring of work men to open It. It was discovered that the body was responsible for the condition. No arrests have been made. It was stated. GUARD SUGAR WITH GUNS. Railway and Government Fears Seiz ure by Would-Be Profiteers. Chicago. May 24. Fifty . thousand tons of sugar were guarded here today by government and railroad detectives armed with rifles. Fearing an attempt to seize It and sell it at prices higher than that fixed by the United States district attorney here, guards were stationed in the railroad yards. Recently sugar dealers and the United States attorney general agreed to fix the price at 2 8 cents retail. JUMP FROM BURNING HOTEL. Five Are in Hospital Suf ferine In juries Loss Was $200,000. Paterson, May 24. Five persons are in hospitals with minor Injuries re ceived in jumping from upper floors of the Manhattan hotel in Market street, where flames drove 200 guvsts into the streets in. their night clothes early today. The hotel was destroyed, causing a loss estimated at from $150,000 to $200,000. The origin of the fire is un known. Want Auto Thief But They Want Him To Be Dead Kansas City. Mo., May 24. The Ot tawa, Kan., Buick company wants a motor car thief but they want him dead. On that condition alone that company has offered $506 reward for the person who stole a Buick roadster last Friday, according to information in hands of police here today. , An additional reward of $100 has been offered for the recovery of the stolen car, the police said. - BATTLE IS FIERCE Towns and Villages on Polish Front Change Hands.' Fall of Odessa Premature Galicians Join Poles. , London,; May 24. - Wireless dis patches from Warsaw report that '"a brigade of Galici&n soldiers has Joined the Ukrainians who have effected a junction with General Pavlenko's force and launched an offensive against Odessa. t This would indicate that earlier re- Ports vaw. naa lauen were premature, Further Warsaw radio eommunica tions said newspapers in Warsaw and Vilna reported General Zeptycki, chief of the Polish general, staff, has as sumed entire command over all the forces combating the Bolshevikl. The Bolshevik! are attacking In waves on the northern fighting front in a thrust to break the Polish lines and open communication with. East Prussia. . The fiercest fighting in months is raging along the ninety-mile battle field. Villages are changing hands daily and the lines are swaying to and fro. TRIED MILL STATE ATTORNEY Assassin Fired Twice at His Son, Who Closely Resembles His Father. Chicago, May 24. -State's Attorney MacLay Hoyne was the intended vic- tim of two assassin bullets last night, : an investigation today Indicated. The bullets,, fired into a room on the third floor in his home today. narrowly missed Francis J. Hoyne, - ": One bullet smashed into a mirror, passing a few inches from young Hoyne'a head. Toung- Hoyne closely resembles his father and authorities believe was mistaken for him. Two separate at tempts to kill were made. Police to day worked on the theory that the at tacks were attempts to revenge re cent prosecutions of murderers and gangmen. - Greek King Not Anxious For Separation From His Morganatic Boyhood Love Was Wish of Premier That He Wed Royal Princess and Desert Boyhood Love He Married Morganatically Before He Had Prospects of Ascending Throne. Paris, May 24. King Alexander of Greece is reported here to have been married morganatically to Made- Kins Alexander of Greece. moiselle Manos. daughter of a former aide de camp to his father. King Con stantino The Greek legation in Paris S-A ir ...... 'Che. FORECAST FOR KANSAS. ' Generally fair west; unsettled with showers tonight or Tuesday east por tion; rooter Tuesday west and north central portions. - CLOUD. UNSETTLED WEATHER. FrW Tells Same Old 'stoVy Whole ' ; ; State Got Rain. . . iTODAY'S TEMPERATURES: 7 o'clock 62ill o'clock . .69 8 o'clock 63 9 o'clock; 64 10 o'clock 66 12 o'clock 71 1 o'clock 72 2 o'clock .73 Cloudy, unsettled weather, with every chance for showers tonigjit or tomorrow in eastern Kansas, and no chance for sunshine before Wednes day morning. Is the forecast made this morning by S. D. Flora, state meteorol ogist. It rained In practically every part of Kansas in the last forty-eight hours. Rain reports indicate; Topeka, .25; Anthony, .14; Concordia, .58; Em poria, .22; Eureka, 14: - Fort Scott, .46; Horton, .78; Iola, .74: Lawrence, .48; McPherson, .34; Manhattan, .54; Sedan, .18; St. Joseph, and other lighter reports. The heaviest were Cawker City, 1.15 inches, and Salina, 1.34 inches. The rain belt extended thru Kansas, Missouri. Illinois, In diana, Ohio, Pennsylvania and New Tork. Areas of low pressure approaching Kansas from the southwest and from (Contluoen oo Page Two.) Says God Ordered Killing Moss Point, Miss., May 24. Louis Smith, a shipyard worker, under arrest here charged with strangling to death his four-year-old daughter, is alleged to have told officers who arrested him that he was ordered by God to kill the child. Smith is alleged to have seized the child while walking with her yesterday and strangled her be fore bystanders could reach him. has refused to confirm or deny this re port. King Alexander's marriage is said to have been the culmination of a boy hood friendship, and occurred before he was in direct line to the- throne and while his chances for succeeding his father appeared most remote. The kinsr and his wife are living at the same hotel here and yesterday went to Versailles, where they had lurscheon together and visited the gar dens. Reports here impute the king's visit to Paris to a desire on the part of Pre mier Veniielos of Greece for a separa tion of the king from his reputed morganatic wife so that he may marry a princess of royal blood. The king is said to have eft Athens quite in ac cord with his premier's point of view, but Is declared to have undergone a change of mind since his arrival here. The marriage ceremony, it is assert ed, was performed by a priest of the Greek church but was not recorded with the Metropolitan of-Athens. the supreme ecclesiastical authority in Greece. This ' is - the 'explanation for the fact that no record of the cere mony is available. FEAR RESCUE PLOT Atchison Authorities Want Ne braska to Get Prisoners. 'Strange Men in Autos" Too Near Hospital. Seen . Atchison, Kan.. May 14. Ed In gram, bank bandit, who was given only a few hours to live when he was taken to an Atchison hospital last Friday night after a fight with Atchison of ficers, still was alive this morning. It was said his condition was slightly im proved. His pulse was almost normal, but he still was very weak and physi cians still declare he cannot recover. - Harry Kelley, the other bandit wounded in the fight when the robbers were overtaken Friday night after they had looted the Howe, Netr., bank, recovering rapidly, and hospital au thorities are concerned on account of reports of a plan to rescue him from the hospital. A police guard of two was aug mented to four last night. Motor cars bearing men strange to Atchison have been seen driving about the hospital, and officers are inclined to believe there is something to the alleged plan to rescue Kelley. Fearing such, an attempt, local au thorities last night wired the Nebraska penitentiary asking that officers be sent to take Kelley to the state peni tentiary hospital at Lincoln. Kelley was taken from the hospital to the county jail today by local of ficers pending transportation to the state penitentiary at Lincoln, Neb. He declared he would not go without requisition papers. Hospital authori ties requested he be taken from the ! institution on account of .the alleged j plot to rescue him. He has a bullet ,in a lung and wound in the neck. ENGINEERS HERE TOMORROW Kansas Association Convention in Day Conference Here. Local engineers today were putting the finishing touches on preparations for the three-day convention of the Kansas Association of Stationary En gineers which opens- here Tuesday1 afternoon. Three hundred members are expected to attend. j " Tuesday morning the delegates will j be registered at the Chamber of Com- I merce. The official opening of the) convention will occur at 2 o'clock when Mayor H. J. Corwine will deliver an address of welcome to which J. W, Kessler. of Topeka, state president, will respond. E. F. Strain, president of the Chamber of Commerce, will then speak and will be followed by Fred W. Raven, who has been secre tary of the national association for eighteen years. In the evening there will be addresses by J. L. Pritcnara, of Chicago, and Capt. Luther C. Til lotson. of Topeka. Wednesday afternoon and evening will be devoted to entertainments at the waterworks grove. There will be a big barbecue dinner at 1 o'clock, followed by sports, athletic games and contests, interspersed with vaudeville. In the evening there will be music and motion pictures; . The regular order of business will be taken up again Thursday morning. Arrangements will be made to have i the business men meet Fred Raven, who will address them on the impor- tance of engineering. It is probable that a meeting for this purpose will be held at the Chamber of Commerce Thursday night. REWARD FOR DRAFT DODGER, BergdoU's Attorneys Offer $2.5O0 for Capture of Their Client. Philadelphia, May 24. A $2,500 re ward for the apprehension of Grover Cleveland Bergdoll has been offered jointly, by C. C. Gibboney, Fhiladel- phia. counsel for the fugitive, and Samuel T. Ansell and E. S. Bailey, his. Washington attorneys. No trace hab been found of Bera- doll following his escape from two arrny guards last Friday afternoon. Nebraskan Believed to Have Engineered "Kiting" System. Depositors Meet to Discuss Set tlement of Trouble. Hanover, Kan., May 24. August Jaedicke, Jr., president of the Hanover State bank, did not loot safety de posit boxes in his institution accord ing to Information available this aft ernoon. A number of safety boxes were opened today. Patrons found their . securities intact. Shortages di-j rectly chargeable to the bank are now estimated at $138,000. Jaedlcke's per-' sonal defalcations may boost the com munity's loss to $500,000. Causes Great Relief. Walter E. 'wilson. state bank com missioner, is here with S. N. Brewster, former attorney general, and John Hunt. Both Brewster and Hunt have been specially retained by the bank commissioner to direct settlement of legal tangles growing out of the bank trouble. True relief was felt in Hanover to day when first reports indicated that securities In safety boxes in the Jae dicke bank were safe. With a seem ingly mountain high loss for the com munity thru the bank president's manipulation of funds, fear was felt that safety box patrons may have been added to the list of Jaedlcke's victims. Receiver Is Appointed. Depositors of the bank will meet late today to discuss methods for settlement of the banking trouble. The community is seemingly pleased with present procedure. Numerous conservative businesi men hve se verely criticised and condemned radi cal reports sent to certain newspapers. Reports that threats had been made against Commissioner Wilson were de nied, as were statements that appeals had been sent to Governor Allen for his removal from office. Wilson today announced appoint ment of Dugald Spencer.former moyor of Hanover, as temporary re ceiver for the bank. Spencer im mediately arranged to enable bank patrons to Inspect their safety boxes. Pending appointment of a permanent receiver. Wilson will appeal to Gov ernor "Allen for additional rewards m connection with the nation-wide hunt for August Jaedicker, jr.,. president of the bank, whose personal and bank shortages may exceed a half million dollars. Warrants Out for Sliugart. Warrants were issued today for the arrest of C. E. Shugart, of Lincoln, Neb., according to information from Hanover. Shugart is charged with aiding Jaedicke in carrying out his sys tematic loot of the bank. One theory of the failure is to the effect that Shu- eart and associates employed a "kit ing" system and that Jaedlcke's bank was a victim. It is not known whether Shugart will be prosecuted in Kansas or Ne braska. Jaedicke has not been ar rested, altho he left his bank a week ago. Letter Tells of Shortages. A lengthy letter from Jaedicke to his wife telling of bank shortages and enumerating his deeds, was reported tt be in possession of Commissioner Wil son. Mrs. Jaedicke has denied such a letter came to her. She admits one letter was received, it Is reported, but flatly denies claims that her husband outlined his defalcations. ,In the Hanover bank, examiners have found a check ledger which in a large degree shows Jaedlcke's trans actions. This book will be of much value In straightening ' out knotted problems surrounding the banker's transactions. . . Senator Penrose Very III. . Philadelphia, May 24. Benator Penrose, "althp very ill. Is In no Imme diate danger,'4 according to one of his pnysici&ns nere iwiny. me i n y ni v:in said the senator's condition "was the same as on Friday," when a relapse occurred. Banks O' Bads At Exhibit In City Auditorium The second annual flower show of the Topeka Flower Show association, opened in tne auditorium tn'.s noon. J.I13 enniuil HUB jear in tui n (imwui b and there are entries from many indi viduals and clubs. The profusion of flowers artistically arranged In the center of the auditor ium is a delight to visitors. Thirty- seven different classes of exhibits have been arranged and there will be three ribbons awarded in each class. Sev eral women's clubs are competing for the silver cup donated by the Co-operative club, to be awarded to the club displaying the most artistic center piece of garden flowers for a dining table. The club winning this cup three successive years will retain it perma-' nently. It is now held by the Forestry club. An exhibit of Iris from Gage park is one of the finest at the shew. There are all colors and the plants are per fect. The Boys' Industrial school, while not competing, also has a beau tiful exhibit, including vases made by the boys. Iris and peonies seem to numbers, with a liberal I prevail In sprinkling of roses, poppies. Sweet William, sweet peas, columbines, sev eral varieties of ferns, flowering shrubs and other flowers. The auditorium was closed from 10 UTvtii 1 2 o'clock to arrange the exhibits The show opened at noon and will ' continue until 19 o'clock tonight. Officers of the association for the' coming year are: Mrs. A. R. Springer. nresident: Mrs. Walter Bates., vice ' president; Mrs. Glenn Deaver, secre- tary-treasurer. Hitchcock Declares 'ew Jersey Cost $15,000 CHARGE GROSS EXTRAVAGANCE Eastern Manager for Johnson Says $68,130 Collected. Wood's Manager Admits Costs "Unnecessarily Large." Washington. May 24. Frank M". Hitchcock, campaign manager for Maj. Gen. Leonard Wood, was the first witness called today bv the senate sub-committee investigating campaign expenditures. Hitchcock said ha knew nothing about contributions to Wood's campaign fund and could onlv testify as to expenditures In a general way. Hitchcock said $15,000 sent Into New Jersey from the national head quarters of Wood's campaign was the largest amount spent from the fund in any state. In Maryland, he said, $12,600 was spent but in most states the allotment was less than $10,000. Some states got nothing, he said, cit ing New York, where, he said, local contributions financed the campaign. In the New England states. Hitchcock testified the limit contributed to any state from Wood's national fund was $5,000. Senator Reed, a Democratic member of the investigating committee, halted the questioning to demand the com-i" mittee make a rule either to get spe cific testimony or to require a written statement. The Michigan campaign. Hitchcock said, was financed by local people and no money was spent from the national funds. He could give no Idea as to how much was raised 4n Michigan and Wisconsin, and nothing was sent from national headquarters to Rhode Is land, Connecticut or Delaware. Illinois and Ohio were financed from western headquarters, Hitchcock said, adding ,that he opposed contests in both these states. Hitchcock said he knew nothing; about disbursements from Chicago headquarters. .The DuPont interests contributed nothing to Wood's campaign in Dela ware. Hitchcock declared. As to Ohio,- Hitchcock said big 'ex penditures were made but from - the Chicago headquarters. Hitchcock said he knew nothing about' the Wood publicity campaign because that. too. was conducted from Chicago. Answering questions by Senator Kenyon. Hitchcock denied he had set up contesting delegations in southern states, "and don't intend to," he added. Opposition Spent More) Hitchcock said reports from Geor gia that the "opposition" to Wood was P"1"; 1V. df!' .1 'J, U."1 Wood's managers to send $10,000 into that state. Pressed to tell who the "opposition" was, he said he did not know, but that Its leader was Henry Lincoln Johnson, a nego politician He said the so-called Wood delega tion In Mississippi was not a legally elected one, and said that he had had nothing to do with it for that reason. Senator Reed wanted to know where "real headquarters are," and who had general direction and man agement. Hitchcock replied that headquarters were "where General Wood Is." That Is generally Chicago, he added. Senator Reed cross examined Hitch cock and asked about salaries paid employes at Wood's headquarters, ths number of employes, the size of head quarters, etc. Hitchcock declared he did not know of any of these things. Hitchcock said he knew the cam paign, which consisted largely of cir cularizatlon of the country, was "un necessarily large." "It was a mistake to have such ex tensive headquarters," he said. "It took all the money that was given." Going back to specific contributions from the Wood headquarters, to van-- , oua states, Hitchcock listed the f. lowing: Alabama. $2,500; Massachusetts, $5,000; Vermont, less than $5,000: Pennsvlvania. nothincr: Connecticut- nothing, and Rhode Island, nothing. Reed ssked how many paid work ers for Wood were sent out to travel about the country "setting up fences for -Wood. "I don't favor that so under me rt wouldn't be done." Was Just Like Circus. Dr. Randolph J. Hersey, Wheeling. W. V.. mihmitteri n brlf tjtt.mnr , 0t th exoenses of Senator Howard Sutherland's campaign. He said $47 ( was contributed and $445 of it spent . lor priming. Hersey was questioned about Wood's expenditures in the state. "We wouldn't have had to spend as much as we did if it had not been for Wood's invasion." he said. "Gross extravagance was Indulged in on behalf of Wood. He came Into the state Just like a circus. They hired bands and had private street cars to carry Wood speakers from towa to town." Angus McSween, Senator Hiram Johnson's eastern manager, was the next witness. He submitted a list of contributors and expenditures. He said ths east ern organization consisted of threa men. a woman and two stenographers. Alexander McCabe. state insurance commissioner of California, had charge of western headquarters. The contri butions, McSween said, totaled $6. 130. San Francisco headquarters contributed $8,000. McSween said he went to Mayor Cousens of Detroit and William Flynn of Pittsburgh, a Wood support er, and asked for money. Disbursements for Johnson hav amounted to $71,000, McSween said, leaving about $8,100 unpaid. The New Tork campaign for John son, according to McSween. cost $1. 85; the New Jersey campaign. $13. 207; Maryland. $4,100; Indiana. $$. 730; Montana .$1,300; North Carolina. t2 SAO Nothinr was aoent In Minre- 'sota or Michigan, according to Mc- Sween's figures.