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c THE TOPEKA DAILY STATE JOURNAL FRIDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 31, 1920 3 I x ". MAY WHEAT HIGH Wheat Growers Assn. Official Takes fssue With Barnes. Declares Farmers Are Wise In Selling Crops Wisely. FALL PRICES HOT HIGHEST In Sixty Years May Trices Best Twenty-Seven Times. Growers Unable To Sell at Top Price Because Cars Short. Wichita. Dec. 31. In ?7 years out of the past 60years, the highest price for wheat has been in May. according L ,on Q , Advertised Him, to TA. H. McCIreevy, secretary of the; D National Wheat Growers' association He Declares. in un open letter taking exception to j . statements concerning the marketing 4 of wheat by Julius Barnes, former', Salina, Ivan., Dec. 31. A. C. Town- , j,. .ley. Nonpartisan league head, said to- ... ' ... Declares Reasoning Wrong. Only 17 times in sixty years hag'fiied by the American Legion, he the October price been higher than I that .of the following spring," said ' .McGieevy. "With this record, and the ' plan or tne national Wheat growers' of Saline county, which has 500 mem association to have its members mar- hers." ket their wheat gradually, I am sure This morning, the Central labor and that our wheat growers cannot be , convinced by Mr. Harnes by any jug- j emiK i ijbuici tun l it is iu ineir au- ter addressed to tnc American region, vantage to dump 76 per cent of theirjin which they stated that the work- si heat on .1 speculative market by De ember 1 of any year. "Air. Barnes is Given credit in a re ported New York interview," Mr. Mc tlreevy continues, "for the statement that the average price paid for wheat up to IM'emhfr of the present year v.-as $2.17 a. bushel or five per cent less than fast year, compared with an average of 79 cents a bushel for 1013. Could Not Sell Early. I would like to remind Mr. Barnes 'poses to use force to retire these peo that his figures are misleading, f or j P'e from the community, was false, the reason that very little wheat was' but that the Legion would start an sold for that price because no cars i advertising campaign to show that the were available when that price was I Nonpartisan league was un-American. obtainable. Most of the wheat that Is1 l.iarketed after December 1. whether it was 76 per cent as Mr. Barnes says, or hi per cent as reliable statistics re port, was sold at a much lower price than 12.17. a bushel and was far be neath the cost of production. "By his unwarranted process of reasoning Mr. Harnes would have the public believe that the wheat grower, by having sold 70 per cent of his wheat prior to December 1, has great ly profited by the average price paid ot $?.17 a bushel and that the specu lators in wheat and the foreign buyers were the heavy losers." THEY BOTH WANT CHiLO lather and Mother Ask Court For Custody of Son. Reformed, but starting: life anew on Tviuely separated paths, a father and a. moth er today appealed to Judge .aines McClure in the district court for their 0-year-old son. Two years ago Helen Insenthorne obtnlnco a divroce by default from Joseph Ins-nthorne. She was given tae cu-stouy of the child and went to Nebraska. Claiming he did not know of the hearing on the divroce ac tion, Jnenthorne brought another ac tion, which resulted in the boy being returned to Topeka and placed in the Custody of Ingenthorne's mother, w here he has been since. His mother, who had been restored to her maiden name of Helen Monroe, later wert to Wyoming, where she worked as a v.-ai tress in a hotel. Two weeks ago she returned to Topeka, established a home with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Morgan, 625 Lawrence street, and filed a motion to change the custody of the child. InKfnthorne remarrie-3 about four months ago. Judge McClure took th motion under advisement, leaving the child temporarily in the custody of his grandmother, with both parties priv ileged to see him. Ingenthorno ad mitted that he formerly drank heav ily but said he had reformed. His former wife admitted that she smoked cigarct and was informed by the -ourt thnt she must discontinue the practice if she expects to get the cus tody of the hoy. "I nn certainly willing to do Utat," she ea'.d. SANTA FE NOTES N't nnd personal, br YYadlelgh. l-hon. 4SS K- Mrs. H. I or 8530. Mr. Frank Golden has returned to l is work in the shops after an Illness of several days. Mr. Golden is fore man of the brass room. Mrs. 1. A. Sayler and Miss Frances Sayler have returned to their home in Wilson avenue from Clinton, Mo., Ahere they spent the Christmas holi days visiting their son and brother, Mr. C. E. Sayler and Mrs. Sayler. Mr. Hoy Linn has returned to his home In Proctor. Minn., after spend ing a fw days the guet of his par ents. Mr. and Mrs. P. Linn in Scot land avenue and other relatives and friends. The annual open house of the Rail road Y. M. . A. will be held as usual, Saturday. January 1. The association room is decorated for the coming oc casion and persons serving on the ar rangement committee are working to make the January. 1921 reception the l.oal ever held in years. Refresh ments will be served from 3 until 6 o'clock. The program will be as follows: Three to four Miss Florence Fair, Mis Irma Ericsson, Mr. Robert Serv ice, Miss Gertrude Banning and Miss Jessie Tonias. musical numbers. Four to five Mrs. J. M. Catron, who for a number of years has taken this hour at the reception. Five to six The Slav sisters, who have always been poplar with the j . I1""' , I Kiglit to nine-thirtv -The Modoc c!ul. Mrs. E. B. Jolley will be 'mother" for the occasion. The wives of the committee of management will be the reception committee with Mrs. J. B. Mullin in charge. Announcement is made of the mar riage of Mrs. Alice Havens of Sa lina. Kan., to Mr. E. K. Gibbons, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Gibbons of Madison fctreet. The wedding took place Tuesday, December 28. In La Junta, Colo. Mr. Gibbons Is traveling engine inspecror for the Santa Fe Mr. and Mrs Gibbons will make their home in La Junta. Sew Tork Knur Market. New York. Dec .",1. SI7GAR Raw. on rnnnged: centrifugal. .v: refined, steady: fine granulated, I.OC&b.UO. ELECT OFFICERS FOR 1921. Mrs. .Ndle How to Head Auxiliary to Spanish War Veterans. Officers for the coming year have been elected as follows by Armstrong Auxiliary No. 2, Spanish War Vet erans: President, Mrs. Nelle Row; senior vice president, Mrs. Isabelle A. Harvey; Junior vice president, Mrs. E. B. loung; conductor, Mrs. Daisy K. Bell; chaplain. Mrs. Elizabeth ('. Leese; historian, Mrs. Almeda. Heller; patriotic . instructor, Mrs. Alice M. Ericsson: secretary, Mrs. Bessie Howe; musician. Miss Emily A. Krricsson. The new officers will be Installed at a meeting to be held at 2 o'clock on the afternoon of Thursday, January 6, at the Royal Arcanum hall. TOVNLEY TO FIGHT Nonpartisan League Won't Quit Salina. Chief day that he proposed to remain here indefinitely. Referring to the protest stated, "that If the Legion only knew it, it is advertising me. I am here by invitation of the Nonpartisan league the Nonpartisan league organization of saline county issued a joint open lot- men and farmers of Saline county in vited Tovnley here, and as their guest, they deplore the action and stand taken by the American Legion and "that we will hold the American Le gion responsible if any unlawful act occur3 in which our guest is the vic tim." This afternoon the American Legion Issued an open letter declaring that any statement that the Legion pro HUNT PEARLS HERE Kansas City Woman Lost Neck lace at Theater. Man Who Answered Ad Said Jewels In Topeka. Kansas City, Mo... rec. 31- The police here have asked Topeka author ities to aid in the search for a $150 string of pearls lost by Miss Viola Harwood, about two weeks ago at the Kegent theater. William Gustin and Frank Sloan, arrested here last night after Miss Harwood had told the police that Gus tin had told her that a friend had found the pearls and- taken them to Topeka. were released today. The men were arrested at the Union sta tion. Miss Harwood, who had gone there to meet a friend, said they ap peared to be following her. She recognized Gustin as the "red haired stranger' who had called on her after she had advertised for her lost necklace. She said Gustin had demanded & reward in advance and transportation to Topeka. Gustin told the police that a friend of his from Topeka had told him that he had found the pearls.- He said he did not know the man's address. Topeka detectives said today they received a request to help in iocating the pearls but have so far been un successful. The search will be pushed, It was said. FORM BOOSTERS' CLUB Chamber of Commerce Members Fcrm New Organization. The first steps toward the forma tion of an organization within the Chamber of Commerce and eligibility for which, would Include membership in the Chamber of Commerce, were taken today when a number of the members met and voted to form a Topeka boosters' cluh. The meeting voted the formation of I pointed by G. C. Ellis as temporry chairman, to draw up and submit at the next meeting which is to be held at noon Friday, Jan. 7, a constitution and bylaws for the organization. The idea is to provide the Chamber of Commerce with & unit of shock troops which will go out and do spe cific boosting, intensive boosting, on projects which the chamber approves and understands. HARTLEY SUCCEEDS STEPHEN'S. Foreman of Point Richmond Shops to Go to Clovls, N. M. Announcement was made today that W. D. Hartley, at present general fore man in the Santa Fe shops at Point Richmond, Calif., is to succeed How ard Stephens as master mechanic at Clovis, N. M. Stephens's appointment as mechanical superintendent at Ama rillo, Tex., resulted from the promo tion of William Deveny from that post to be mechanical superintendent of the shops at Topeka. SLATERS HELD WIFE. Killed Husband and Hold Her Pris oner Twelve Hours. Ada. Okla., Dec. 31. County au thorities today are searching for the slayer of Tim Hadsell, a farmer of this county who was found dead in a cotton field 12 miles northwest of here late yesterday. The county attorney and deputy sheriffs were led to the cotton field by Mrs. Hadsell. who told them she had escaped from her husband's lyer at r.ight after he had made her a prisoner for several hours. I. 0. 0. F. NOTICE All Odd Fellows are requested to at tend funeral of Bro. J. S. Langston, Saturday afternoon at 1 o'clock. 617 East Eighth street, residence. WILL. J. RUSSELL, JR., Sec'y. Adv. Wants Federal Housing Board. Washington. Dec. II. A bill creat ing a federal housing and construction commission was introduced today by Senator Calder, New Tork. chairman of the senate reconstruction commit tee, which has been making an in vestigation of the housing situation thruout the country. VERE 68 LYNCHED Texas Mobs Killed Ten Jfegroes In Last Year. Summary Justice Was Dealt Out In 21 States. OFFICERS FOILED 56 MOBS Of Offenses Committed Twenty Were Against Women. One For Trying To Vote and One For Window Peeping. Tuskegee, Ala., Dec. 31. Texas led all states in the Union in the number of negro lynching in 1920. according to a report of the Tuskegee institute published here today. The Lone Star state has ten cases charged against its record, against nine for Georgia and one each for Kansas and Missouri. Lynchings were less numerous in 1920 than in 1919, according to the report. Sixty-one persons, including eight white men, were lynched this year as compared with 83 last year and 54 in 1913, the statement said. Fifty-Six Prevented. In 56 instances in 1920 officers of Ihe law prevented lynchings, ten of these instances being in northern and 46 in southern states-. Of the 61. per sons lynched, 52 were in the south and nine in the north and west, one was a negro woman. Eighteen of those lynched were charged with having attacked women. Offenses charged against negroes lynched, according to the institute, were: Murder. 5 ; attempted murder, 4; killing of officers, 5; killing land lords, 6; attacking women, IS; assist ing fugitives to escape, 3; wounding another, 2; insulting women, 2; knock ing down guard, "escaping from chain gang and then returning and sur rendering," 2: and one each of the following: Jumping labor contract, threatening to kill man, cutting man in fight, "for receiving stay of death sentence because another confessed crime," peeping thru window at wo man; insisting on voting. By states lynchings occurred as follows- Texas. 10; Georgia. 9; Missis sippi. Alabama and Florida. 7 each: Minnesota. North Carolina, Oklahoma t,nd California. S each: Arkansas. Kansas. Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri. Ohio, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia, 1 each. ASK BETTERCAR SERVICE ratrons of Gas3 Park District Want Court to Help. 1 Street car patrons in the Gage Pari; district appeared before the court of industrial relations today to urge im proved service on the line. They ask el removal ot the connecting car service and direct and thru service. Albert M. Patten, general manager of the McKinley syndicate in Kansas, appeared before the commission for the local street railway company. He said the present line ls losing money during the winter months and that additional cars would add to operat ing expenses without improving rev enues. "Persons outside the city limits who escape the higher taxations should hardly expect metropolitan service to be paid for by town patrons," Patten said. He also asserted that some of the complaints were due to the fact that patrons of the car line did not dress adequately and were not pre pared to face the cold waits which were sometimes required in making connections from the Melrose to the Gage Park cars. No direct order was issued in the case. HER AIU CASTLES FELL. Mrs. Zephyr Stanton Asks Divorce from J. D. Stanton. The falling of the air castles she had built on her wedding day led Mrs. Zephyr Stanton to seek a divorce from J. D. Stanton, according to her peti tion filed today in the district court. She claims that as an inducement for her to marry him. Stanton represented that he was well able to provide for her, that he owned a big farm in Oklahoma and that he had already let the contract for their new home in Topeka. As a matter of fact they were compelled to live with her par ents following the wedding, she says. The wife charges that Stanton failed to provide for her, that he had a vio lent temper, addressed her in an un kind and abusive manner and that he abandoned her December 11. She risks alimony and the restoration of lier maiden name of Zephyr Carpenter. EAST SIDE NEWS Note and pergonals by Mrs. ff . Wadleif h. Pbon 4685 K-l or 3530. Dr. F. H. Borst of Vermillion, S. D., Mrs. L. F. "oungr of Tonganoxie, Kan., and Mrs. H. J. Jefferies of Lawrence, Kan., are visiting their parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. Borst at their home in Poplar street. Mr. and Mrs. Will Pillars of Kala mazoo, Mich., are visiting Mr. Pillars sister, Mrs. Joe Mathews, and Mr. Mathews at their home in Poplar street. Mrs. I. "Wilson of Ohio avenue, an nounces the marriage of her daughter, Mrs. Edith Kramer, to . Mr. Frank Ludwick. The wedding took place on Christmas day. Mr. and Mrs. Lud wick will make their home with Mr. Lud wick's parents. Mr. and Mrs. Will Bright and daughter, Doris, and son, Raymond, of Kansas City, are visiting Mrs. Bright's parents,- Mr. and Mrs. L. Gandy in Fast Sixth avenue. Mrs. Harry Hickor of Chandler street has been called to San Bernar dino. CaL, by the illness of her hus band. Mrs. Eugene Vigneron was pleas antly surprised Thursday afternoon at her home in Fast Sixth avenue, by a number of her friends, the occasion being her birthday anniversary. About twenty guests were present. Mr. A. E. Chabrler. a brother of Mrs. Vigneron, presented his sister with a large birth day cake. Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Cozad and son, Allan, and daughter, Edna, of Wilson avenue, have gone to Oklahoma to spend the week end visiting relatives and friends. Melvin Pyetzki, the little son of Mr. and Mrs. G. K- Pyetzki, who has been seriously ill with tonsilitis, is some better. Miss Opal and Miss Hazel Strait of Ohio avenue have gone to Lyndon. Kan., to spend the week nd visiting their grandmother. SNAP SHOTS AT HOME NEWS Sociability or "Safety Fir.tr" if a body meet a body With a bit o' rye And a bodv take a toddy Will a body die? -VYalt Drummorid. Holcraft Flowers. Adv. Big noise dance tonight at Kellam, 9 to 1. Adv. Danco New Year's afternoon and night Steinberg's. Adv. Heavy V. S. Army Blankets, Coats, Shoes, Underwear for sale at 631 Kansas Ave. Adv. All Issues or Liberty Bends bought and sold. The Shawnee Investment Co. SS4 Kansas avenue. Adv. A sons and prayer service will be held by the Swedish Lutheran church under the auspices of the Lutheran league tonight. Mrs. Nora Morris of Topeka has been made principal of the Tecumseh school, following the resignation of Miss Hazel Wilcoxen of Meriden. Hams are to be awarded as prizes at the annual ham shoot of the To peka Gun club at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon. There will be fifty targets for the shoot. The annual meeting of the directors of the Shawnee County Farm bureau will be held at 2 o'clock Monday after noon af the headquarters of the bureau in the court house. Tho Red Cross county chapter offices have been moved from-room 227, the New England building, to room 231 in the same building. The office will be open only during the afternoon after Jan. 1. Wires of the burglar alarm in the Bcrkson Brothers store, 707 Kansas avenue, became crossed, automatically sending an alarm to the "Western Union Thursday. Police .hurried to the scene only to find the alarm was false. ; A New Tear's watch party will be held by the Order of Red Men and the Degree of Pocahontas at the Royal Arcanum hall, 627 Kansas ave nue, tonight. There will bo several new members of each order to be ini tiated. President Phil Eastman of the Shawnee Golf club has called a meet ing of the officers and directors for Tuesday evening at g o'clock at the office of E. E. Bailee in the Mulvane building. All members of the I. O. O. F. are requested by Will J. Russell, secretary, to attend the funeral of J. S. Langston, who died Wednesday night. The ser vices will be held from the residence, SI 7 East Eighth street, at 1 o'clock Saturday afternoon. Three applications for membership in the Chamber of Commerce wTere ap proved at the meeting of the board of directors at noon today. The appli cants were: Brier and Kice, insurance firm; Kirkpatrick Trustees, and Paul S. Grady, consulting engineer. The annual business meeting and dinner for anembers and friends of the Centra Park Christian church, will be held at the church, corner Sixteenth street and Central Park avenue, to morrow. The business meeting will be held at 2 o'clock, following'the New Year's dinner. A fire alarm was turned in from the Johnston- apartment house, 813 Tyler, Thursday night when a bucket ful of trash caught fire from a care lessly thrown match. By the time the fire engines reached the apartment house one of the tenants had removed the fire danger. ( The contract for the payment of $500 toward the expenses of the 1921 convention of the Kansas State Teach ers' association, and to furnish meet ing places ana door keepers for the convention, was approved by the board of directors of the chamber of com merce at their 'meeting at noon today. Shawnee county's part in the state wide campaign to support the better sires movement will begin Jan. 11-12, according to F. O. Blecha, county agent. The campaign is being planned by the farm bureau. One of the features will be a mass meeing to be held in Topeka at which ex-Governor W. R. Stubbs is to be a speaker. The stomach pump was used by Dr. R. J. Miller, city physician, on two Mexicans who had imbibed freely of homo brew Thursday night. They were found unconscious near the Santa Fe bridge and it was feared the drink contained wood alcohol. After a little treatment, however, they im proved and spent the night in Jail. The Christian Endeavor society of the First United Brethren church has arranged for a watch night party, to be held in the church parlor, tonight, beginning at 8:30 o'clock. An inter esting program has been arranged. Refreshments will be served. One of the best informed lecturers on Russian topics in the United States, Madam N. N. Selianova, will lecture in Topeka at the high school audi torium Friday evening, Jan. 7. The lecture will be free to the public. The lecture will not be of pedagogical na ture, according to Supt. A. J. Stout, but will be of vital Interest to anyone WhO Cares to he informed nn Ta-nrlH affairs. Madam Selivanova is a native' Kussian. Her subject will be "Rus sian Women and Their Problems In Meeting Bolshevism" or "Life In Soviet Russia." She was educated In Russia. Italy and Sw itzerland, did Red Cross work in Vladivostok and has thoroiy studied Russian government and bolshevism. Dance the Old Tear Out! New Year In! tonight Steinberg's. Adv. Jw York Stock Market. Wall St.. New York. Dec. P.I. STOCKS Extreme gains of 2 to 8 points, chiefly among industrials and specialties, marked the final session of the year on the stock exchange. Sales approximated 1,100,000 shares. Leaders reacted t to 3 point, in the last hour when Rending developed moderate heaviness, but Extensive gbort covering con tinued. The closing was easy. "Vrw York Liberty Bond Market. New York. Dec. "1. Liberty bonds close: Hi'b, OT.OO; first 4's, 85.00; second 4, 84.80; first 4i4 s, 85.70: socond 414 "a. Ki.lO: third 4V4's, S7.98; fourth 4H'- Ki.20 Victory 3?'s, 96.00; Victory 4Vs, 80.00. Local Mention Liberty bonds. Phone Kleinhans. Adv. Art Materials. J. K. Jones Paint Co. Adv. ' List your property with the Shaw nee Investment Company. Phone 5050. Adv. Dr. Lyngar. Dentist. 801 Kansas An Adv. Ttaymoad. Chiropodist. Orpheam Bldg. Adr. Heavy U. S. Army Blankets. Coats, Shoes, Underwear for sale at 631' Kansas Ave. Adv. ; LESS GRIME HERE Criminal Prosecutions Decrease This Year. ! increase Is Shown In Number of Civil Actions. Altho the number of criminal prose cutions were less, the number of civil actions brought in the Shawnee county district court during the year closed today was greater than that of 1919. This year 853 civil actions were filed, as compared with 824 last year an in crease of twenty-nine cases. Of this number, 374 were divorce cases. Criminal prosecutions this year numbered 156, as compared with 233 in 1919 a decrease of seventy-seven. There was a considerable decrease in applications of foreigners for naturali zation. The number of applicants this year approximates 100, while in 1919 there were 175. Most of the appli cants are of English, Russian or Swe dish birth. Other nationalities com mon on the books are French, German, Canadian, Irish and Hungarian. LONG CHASE ENDS Sheriff With Two Prisoners Pursued 92 Miles. Mob Bent On Lynching Toiled by Law Officers. Houston, Tex., Dec. 31. Jack Den nis, said to be from Oklahoma City, and Clyde Guin, Oxford, Ala., are In jail here today following a- 92-mile race across Texas prairies from Al pine to Qzone, by Deputy Sheriff Hempe, Houston, with his prisoners from a mob of fifty cattlemen of the Alpine district threatening lynching. Deputy Sheriff Hempe starting from Alpine yesterday in an automo bile wih the two prisoners under charges of theft, forgery and robbery on twenty indictments brought by the Harris county and other grand juries, was warned a mob of men robbed by the prisoners was organizing to lynch the prisoners. The ninety-two miles between Al pine and Ozone were made in five hours without slackening of speed -by Hempe. Ten minutes after the pris oners had been lodged in jail, the mob drove up. Today, the prisoners confessed in signed statements to robberies of sev eral thousands dollars at Del Rio, Comstock. Fort Stockton, Ozone. Al pine. Uvalde and other west Texas towns Mrs. Jack Dennis Is held at Alpine on a charge of stealing bed clothing from a hotel, Hemp said. TAX PAYERS HAVE CONTROL Are 288 Republicans In House From Big Kevonne Belt. V.'ashington. Dec. 31. For the first time in history the territory which pays . the bulk of federal taxes will hvej full working control of the house 'after March 4. . Checking up the new list today Rep-, resentatlve Madden. Republican, Illi nois, found that with the opening of the new session the section east of the Mississippi and north of the Ohio riv ers would have a solid Republican vot ing strength of 228. The house ma jority is 218. Mr. Madden's figures indicated that this section pays 84 per cent of all taxes, with the south and west, joint action paying the balance, but now able to control the house by joint ac tion. "This will give the Republicans from the tax paying belt a clean ma jority hereafter over all combina tions," Mr. Madden declared, "and I believe we will soon begin to see a change in sectional, or class legisla tion." OAKLAND NEWS Notes and persona li, by Mrs. H. Wadleigh. Phone 4683 K-l or 8530. Miss Mabel Anderson has returned to her home in Forest avenue from Valley Falls. Kan., where she spent a few days visiting relatives. The Epworth League of the Oak land Methodist church held a party Wednesday evening at the home of Miss Ethel Nagle in Chester avenue. The guests present were: Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Warner, Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Mills, Mi33 Mae Snider, Miss Bertha Farmer, Miss Vernon Woods. Miss Fayo Knox, Miss Gladys Kerr, Miss Opal Kerr, Miss Beatrice Peak, Miss Minnie Jay, Miss Gladys Edwards, Miss Elsie Wilson, Miss Joy Elliott, Miss Ethel Nagle, Rev. C. W. Marlin, Mr. It. H. Weeks, Mr. Olin Buck, Mr. Ed Benton. Mrs. Aloert Iarlin, Mr. James Marlin, and Mr. Halter Daw son. Mrs. Wm McNoun has returned to her home in Fort Scott, Kan., after a visit with her sister, Mrs. C. L. Swan In Winfield avenue. Mrs. Irl Clayton entertained a few friends at an informal party Thurs day evening at the home of her mother. Mrs. H. Shuler Ui Chester ave nue. The guests wenjs Mrs. Ralph Campbell, Mrs. H. A. Lepper, Miss Bessie Galloway, Miss Effie Galloway, Miss Beatrice Peak, Miss Aileen Peak, Miss Ethel Nagle, Miss Esther Reed, Miss -Grace Campbell, Miss Gladys Wingert, Miss Florence Lepper, Miss Anna Hogarth and ' Miss Dorothy Shuler. Mr. and Mrs. H. A.' Lepper will en tertain at dinner this evening at their home In Forest avenue. There will be places for Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Wil liams and sons, Stanley and Odgen, Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Lepper and daugh ters, Martha and Sarah Margaret, and Mr. B. P. Williams. Mis. J. Van Riper has returned to her home in Arkansas City. Kan., after spending the holidays the guest of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Swan, in Winfield avenue. FIT TO FIGHT Life's greatest battles are between strength and weakness. Scott's Emulsion 1 a high-powered tonic- nutnent, nourishes and fortifies the 'whole body. FUND IS GROWING - Chinese Famine Fund Is Now Over 9300,000 Mirk and Is Expected to Roach Half Million by New 1'ear's Day. BY Dlf. CHARLES, M. SHELDON. Sunday offerings' to the China Famine fund amounted $991. Of this amount the First Congregational church gave 226, the Central Congre gational church 2S6, the First Pres byterian church J217, and individuals the remainder. The Herald fund is now over 3300,000 and by New Year' day will be half a million. Difficulties of transportation In China compel the committee in New York to ask the farmers who are giv ing grain to give the sale of it. Alf those who have promised grain to the fund, who have been asked, have agreed to do this. It may be possible at a later time to move grain itself, but at present the urgent need is money with which food may be bought In Manchuria and South China. Checks from the sale of corn may be sent direct to the China Famine Fund. Christian Herald, Bible House, New York. The greatness of the famine grows I with more knowledge of it. Winter jis approaching, and it will add to the iniuia ut lilt; n illin bilu.uuii, rui the benefit of all who give' to this cause let me emphasize again the fact that the state department of the gov ernment cables all money, and it is handled by our own American em bassy in Peking, under the direction of our own ambassador, Mr. Crane. May I say also that there is as yet only the beginning of an organization in this country to handle the greatest human famine of history. The. Christian Herald cannot do this work ' alone. It is more than any magazine can manage. On that account the president has appointed a large committee, headed by John W. La mont of New York, to solicit funds and complete an organization. Mean while the Christian Herald is receiving and cabling all money as fast as it is sent. This campaign will continue all winter. Remember $10 will keep a child alive until spring or until the next harvest. DENY BIG STICK ( a Hun Threats iot Made To Re duce Reparations. German Miners Demand Dis armament Fear Invasion. Berlin, Dec. SI. The German gov ernment officially denied today that it had attempted to use a big: stick In obtaining favorable reparations de cisions. - French assertions that Herr von Simons, foreign minister, had threat ened Ja breaking- off of the Brussels conference on reparations if com pelled to disarm Bavarian citizens guard, -were denied emphatically. Well informed representatives or the entente in turn contradicted the German statement. Von Simons' words have had two meaning-, they said, but the sense of them was that charged by the French. Von Simons was said to have declared he could not permit publication of the allied demand for disarmament, fearing un friendly comments in the German press which would injure the concilia tory spirit of the Brussel's negotia tions. The situation here was complicated by the appearance of a delegation of Ruhr coal miners demanding disarm ament of the Bavarian guard on the grounds that its retention may cause a French invasion of the coal basin. BANK BANDIT IDENTIFIED. William Mann Held Up Dcaring. Kan., Bank Resists Extradition. Tulsa, Okla., Dec. 31. An assistant bank cashier and a merchant from Dearing, Kan., today identified Wil liam Mann., who was arrested here a week ago, as the man who held up the bank of Dearing and robbed several customers, escaping with approxi mately $5,000 in cash. Mann is being held pending the out come "of extradition proceedings. He announced he would resist being re turned to Kansas on the charge of robbery. r York Money Market. New York. Dty. M. MONEY rrime ner- I pontile paiwr, TiftiR per cent. Exchange, irregular. Sterling. 0 tiay bille, 3.4M-K ; com- nier;ial. w dav bins on banks. .i.4H : cora inercial, GO day bills, .47; demand, 3.5-T ; cables, Francs, demand, &.K7 ; cables, .".K9. Bel gin u franca, tmnnd, 6.17; cable?1, 0.19. Mark!!, demand. 1.30 ; cable, l.V. Greece, demand. 7..'!0. Montreal, 1.1TA per cent discount. Government and railroad bonds, strong. Time Joans, steady; ffO days, W days and 6 months. 74&7Va per cent. Call money, firm: high. 7; low, 7; ruling rate, 7; closing bid C: offered at 7; last loan. 7. Bank acceptances, 6V4. It will insure your happiness during the And remember all deposits in this bank are 1921 HOLIDAY SEASON GUARANTEED f ! Just go to Teller's Window No, 3, and 7- - say which class you want, we do the rest. t'hw 2 JCA 5 1 5A I r I 5Q I B PLAN Increase Decrease Increase Decrease Same tsame Haine Kamc of s ("tH S ets. & ets. 5 ets. Amount Amount Amount Amount PAYMENT Weekly Weekly Weekly Weekly Weekly Weekly Weekly Weekly First Payment s .ltl i.qq & ,ta). 2.5Q 25 ets. SO rtn .o " la.OO "in s'i cwW'f'r 25.50 I S25.5Q M8.7S EIU.7S 1 1 2.50 E25.0O g.-.O txt 1 00.00 The State Savings Bank 601 Kansas Avenue. DEATHS AND FUNERALS AXEL G. MARKINSON, 27, died today at his home, 114 Clay afreet. The funeral will be taet'J at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon from PenwcU'a chapel. Bo rial in Topeka cemetery. The funeral of Hixey McGee, 80. who died December 29 at bis home, 313 Qntncy street, will be held at 4 o'clock Saturday af tei noon from Pen well a chapel. Burial in Topeka cemetery. The funeral of Jesse S. Ivanstont taVl who died Wednesday, will be held at f o'clock Saturday afternoon from the resi dence, 517 Katst Eighth, street. Burial in Topeka cemetery. The funeral of Linie Caroline Oliver 80. who died Thursday, will be held at 3 :30 o'clock Monday afternoon from Ten well's chapel. Burial lu Mount Hope cemetery, DAMACIO MORKNaT 0, died this morn ing at a local hospital. The funeral will be held at 4 o'clock Saturday afternoon from the St. Maria Catholic church. Burial iu Mt. Calvary cemetery. - - lord's Flowers satisfy. Tel. 827. Adv. NO COMBINE HERE Contractors Deny Charges Made by Union Men. Look For Open Shop War To Come, Tho, Senne Says. 'We deny every imputation that there is a combination of master builders and contractors to fix prices," George Senne, contractor, declared to day In reference to the open shop feud which seems to be developing. "And furthermore we are collecting affidavits to prove that there is noth ing to the statement at the present time.' Senne believes that the open shop war is coming. He said that tha con tractors had discussed the matter and prepared in advance for it, looking to ward "the establishment of construc tion work on a new basis," which is taken to mean that the contractors mean to have the open shop in To peka. and have been planning in that direction. "We did expect trouble when Van Dorp's men went on the Job," he said. "We don't have to depend on union men," Senne said. "I have already hired one non-union man and expect to go ahead with my Jobs and use non-union men." Senne said that a conference was held in his office this morning with representatives of the trade council, but that he was not notified that he had been declared unfair. He does, however, expect the union men on his Job to quit work tonight, and not to return Monday, after the New Year holiday. He was not in tending to work Saturday, anyhow, he said. Paul Montgomery, secretary of the building trade council, could not be reached this afternoon. SANTA FE MAN IS KILLED Meets Death In Burn! us Ft. Worth Hotel One Other Fatally Hurt. Fort Worth, Tex., Dec. SI. One man. O. O. Russell, a Santa Fe rail way employe, was killed and R. L. Smith of Kopperl, Tex., was probably fatally injured here early today when fire destroyed the Mansion hotel, an old three-story wooden structure, the Grimmer hotel and rooming house, an adjoining wooden building. Damage was estimated st 1200,000. Two firemen were slightly injured. Reports that others were missing or injured proved without foundation, police declared. Russell was smothered to death in his room. Smith Jumped from a win dow. Both buildings, especially, the Mansion hotel, were landmarks here. TEACHERS BACKlTjOB Many Who Ift For Industrial Ac tivities Arc Looking For Pbices. Many teachers who left the school rooms to engage in industrial activi ties, are now looking for their old Jobs. Nearly thirty applications for high school positions have been re ceived in the last week by George A. Allen, assistant state superintendent of public instruction. Unemployment conditions have re sulted in many people seeking former lines of employment. When the war broke out the underpaid teacher left the school room to work at higher wages. Now the teachers are turning back in search of old places. Chicago Grain and PrOTlaloa Market Chicago, lc. .It. WHF.AT 'lose: Dec. 31.73; March, UK); May, V-.Si'Hm 1.63. I'ORX-Dw., GT'ic; May, 71'.i74c; July. 74isi7."c. OATS Ue-i. 4V!4347c; May, 4849V4c; July. 47 c. RYE Dec., $1.W5: May, S1.43, PORK Jan., 2."0. LARII iK-c., 12.5: May. t?,.Xi. KII1S Dec, 111.20; May, (11.97. " Do yonr Home of the HE: FOILS BRITISH President of Irish Republic Lands In Erin. sing From Xew York ScTeral Weeks. RESUMES-ACTIVE LEADERSHIP Peace ActiTities Chief Cause of Hurried Return. British Declare Yalera Will Be Arrested On Sight. New Tork. Dec. SI. Eamonn De Valera, "president of the Irish repub lic, has arrived safely inv Ireland, Harry Boland, his secretary announced today. "De valera effected his land ing on Irish soil this morning," said Boland. Boland distributed to reporters a typewritten sheet of paper which ho said was de Valera's farewell message to the United States. It was as fol lows: Says Farewell to U. S. "Land of tli Free and Home of-the Brave Farewell ! May you Pver remalu aa 1 bavi? kuown yon, laud of the generous hearted and the kindly. M.-ty you atunii thru tim aa they would have you who love yon llberty'g ehuuilon: and Oh, may too never know youraelf the ugouy of a forcigu mas ter's lasb. "I titme to you on a holy miRKion, the mission of freedom; I return to my people who sent me, not indeed, as I hod dreamt it, with the nilasloii accomplished, but withal with a mesaiifre that will cheer lu the dart daya that huve come npou them and that will Inspire the a-eptiim-e of aucu wtcri flcea aa yet niuat be made. "So, farewell young, mlplity, fcrtnnata land; no wish that 1 can expreaa cum meas. lire the depth of my esteem for you or uir desire for your welfnre and your glory. Anil farewell, the many friends 1 have made and " the tens of tliouaands who, for the reason, that 1 was the representative of noble na tion and a storied, apiiealing cause, trave honors they denied to prlucea vou will not need assurance that Ireland will not forget and that Ireland will not be ungrateful. "KAMO.N.N 1K VALERA. December, 10-D." In United states More Than Vear. De Valera, who spent more than a year in the United States selling Sinn Fein bonds and making speeches in behalf of the Sinn Fein cause.' has been missing for several weeks. Here-, tofore, other Sinn Fein officials in this country have asserted repeatedly that he was somewhere in the United States taking a rest. 1 Boland said today it was necessary ; to keep reiterating this statement so that de Valera would have a chance to land In Ireland without being ap prehended by the British authorities. Boland refused to say when and where de Valera landed. It Is assumed he went as a member of the crew or a liner. British Hunt for Him. Presumably, de Valera has returned to Ireland to participate in peace negotiations with the British govern ment. Recently, Prime Minister Lloyd George was asked whether he would permit de Valera to return to Ireland for this purpose, but he gave no spe cific reply. Later, the Irish office let It be known that de Valera would be r rested If he attempted to land in tho British Isles. Train Bandits Are Foiled. Washington, Jf. C, Dec. 31. Two unidentified negroes were brought here today and lodged in jail follow ing their unsuccessful attempt to hold up Norfolk & Bouthern passenger train No. 1 near Newbern, N. C, to day. Money back without ematioaj ' HUNT'S S.IT. fall, in th. treatment of ITCH, ECZEMA, RINGWORM, TETTER or theritehlnt akMdlnsns. Try 1i ct bos at out risk. Tnlly-McFarland Drug Co.. Campbell Drug Co., A. C. Kllncaman Co., Kllnga aoao Uoorer. U M. Penwell, President. Pboni 75. It. M. Johnson. Hec'y Treas. Phone 3R1S. THE L M. PENWELL UNDERTAKING CO. SOrt-Sna-mo Qnlb.-v Street Panne WS A. C. Kllngaman Co. SI New Year's plans include oar Christmas Savings and Tax Club? si m 48 Christmas Saving and Tax Club.