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Increase of Nino Pounds in Maxl- mom Weight. EFFECTIVE AUGUST FIFTEENTH Abandon Rate Map for Individualis ed Chart and Reduce Rates In First Two Zones To ' Um Automobile. t , Washington. July 21. Plam for the extension, Improvement and re duction in rates of the parcel poet were announced today by Postmas ter General Burleson. The changes, which are to become effective Aug ust IB, Include an increase from eleven pounds to twenty pounds in the maximum weight of parcels; a material reduction in the postage rates in the first and second zones, and the abandonment of the parcel post map as a means of computing rates and the substitution for it of a rate chart individualized to every poBtof fice in the United States. The plans contemplate the purchase of a large number of automobiles to be need exclusively for the delivery of parcel post matter. While, for the present, the maxi mum weight limit Is twenty pounds k.iuxi: klaylu tai;;;n' to jail Swan Johnson Fears Burial In Hie Prison Cemetery, - Sallna, July 23. Swan Johnson who on Sunday, July 13, shot and killed his neighbor, Henry Parohl, was taken from the hospital to the county Jail today. The wounds In fllcted when he made an effort to cut his throat, have nearly healed Johnson has now turned his at tention to his future, and expecting to spend the remainder of hla life in the penitentiary, has a dread of being buried In the cemetery at the prison. Johnson can neither read nor write. He is quite well to do and among other things owns a fine 820 acre farm near Klpp, in this county. When he realized that his self-inflicted wounds would not be fatal, he called his four, sons to bis bedside at St. Barnabas hospital and went over his financial affairs with them. He declared that it was his wish that before any part of the estate be spent, that a certain amount be set' aside, sufficient to Insure that his body after death be brought to Saline county for burial, and un der no circumstances are his sons to allow the burial to take place at the prison. Johnson has not Intimated what his defense will be, but from his conversation it is inferred that he may throw himself on the mercy of the court with a plea of guilty Since he is able to talk he states that Parohl was responsible for much of his trouble by "butting into", his family matters. Mrs. Johnson had ply only to the first and second i applied for a divorce a week prior tOBes, from any given poete'fflce to the killing. On the day of the a distance of about 160 miles the shooting Johnson's -four boys , took change directed today constitutes J dinner at Parqhl's home, and this the first step towards a universal Johnson aays was more than he extension in the system and a gen- pould stand, and while he was eat- eral reduction in the rates of post- tag, dinner at home, alone, he de age on parcel matter. . Itermined to end the trouble by klll "It is my expectation and belief", ing Parohl and himself. He failed said Postmaster General Burleson, "that eventually and it may be fJftee$ior twenty years the postal service will handle practically all of the small package transportation business In the United States. The maximum weight limit!, extended now from eleven to twenty pounds, I expect to see increased to 100 in destroying his own life. STATE GUARDSMEN IN CAMP Kansas Army Gathered at Fort Riley Now. VS0;iii,T mi mm Kansas i ; ui::i l j::aenli: uia An InrreM of $200&M In Excise Collections. ' Leavenworth, July 23, "The year ending June 20, 1913, was the most Drought Brinies Famine All n P"Perous that the people of Kan ibs nave enjoyed in many years, ac cording to returned received by Fre mont Leidy, Internal revenue col lector. Every lino of business show ed a marked Increase, he says, over the previous year. , . , The total collections of the rev enue office for the year were $732, 000, an Increase of over $200,000 over the returns of the year pre vious. From the corporation , tax law, $532,000 were derived, the gov ernment collecting 1 per cent of the Kansas. BOARD OF HEALTH IS HELPING No Rain for Two Months to Replen ish Subterranean Supplies Some Place Water Not Used for Drinking. Topeka, July 23. At least eleven net receipts above $5000 from ev Kansas towns are short of water and ery corporation doing , business in the state board , of health and Its the state. This report shows that engineers are working nard to help the corporations are In a flourish the cities get water that Is fit for Ing condition. More oleomargarine use. Several towns are now using was sold than In the previous years, water unfit for domestic use and the the tax being $62,000 citizens are prohibited from using it Kahsans are heavy tobacco users in' their homes. Others have Just according to the returns, the re- enough water for domestic use and ceipts at the, revenue " office being the watering of lawns, flower beds $69,000 vas a tax on tobacco and and gardens and in some instances cigars manufactured in the state. even the watering of horses and The Sat ta Fe railroad and the Oil cows from the city supplies is pro- and Gas company pay the biggest hibited. , tax. but the figures are unobtainable Washington, Olathe, Onaga, Hays, at the" local office. Marysvllle, Caldwell. Strong City, "It is the biggest return since Wichita, Wellington, Plalnville and 1901," said Mr. Leidy. "The in-Kanapolls- are the towns in . which crease shows that 1912 was a most there fs water trouble at this time prosperous year. The return indi- and in which the board of health cates practically every line of busi- has had official notice about , the ness with the exception of the farm- water supply. Jng industry and everyone knows It -has been almost two months (the success of the Kansas farmer since there was a real rain through-! last year." ' out "Kansas. There have been heavy The records at the revenue -of flee local rains and many showers,' but show that 159 more1 liquor stamps no rains that soak the ground and (were Issued by the UnitetT , States fill the water basins in the gravel government for Kansas for the year from twenty to two hundred feet lending June 30 than in the year pre- MiVilUSSON AJMAULT CASK HAS TWO BIDES TO IT Concordia, July ,23. The papers were full of the McPherson county story last week where a country wo man vas attacked In her home br a Nine Ce of Infantile . Paralysis 8tran' Th "tory.went that Reported ka Kansas. . l" woman got away from the man ana called help 'over the telephone! The people of the county were arous ed and. the blood hounds at Concor dia were sent for. Sheriff Moore, owner of the dogs, has returned to hfa hnma ami thm Klnv...-a- ...i Doctor JT. Jf. Slppy, of the Board of dence will unfold a little different STABLE FLY CARRIES " 1 Health, Sends Ont Warning Against Germ Carrier Enforcing Quarantine. story. ' As soon as the dogs arrived at the house they took the scent of the man who did the attacking and went direct to the house of a prom inent neighbor. The neighbor af Topeka. July 23. Dr. J. J. Slppy, first claimed he had not been over epidemiologist for the Kanaaa hnart I a thai trnmaii's liAnA knt . ""w hwwsbs O UVUBD tUV lAifjr of health, sent out notlcestoday to stated that be had and now the all the county health officers ' to woman is weakening on the assault watch for, infantile paralysis and to itory. No arrest have been made see that ' stable nies especially are and undoubtedly the other side of Kept away from the patients. With- the big story will not be nubliahed in uie past three days nine cases of this disease, the first, to appear in Kansas this year, have been report ed. Four of the cases are at Par sons, one at Wichita, two near Kins ley, one at Ellsworth and one at Pittsburg. 'The common housefly does not carry infantile paralysis," said Dr. Slppey today., "We have been able 330 ARRESTS IN HUTCHINSON Blue Sunday May Result from the ; ' Controversy. Hutchinson, July 23. The ' cru sade against Sunday shows and parks in Hutchinson promises to bring to show almost conclusively that it about a blue Sunday here. is the stable fly tflat does it. The Today the entlr hn imnn. nr best preventive we know is to keep tie Isle of Joy company which show the stables clean, the "manure piles ed at Riverside park Sunday night, hauled away and the houses screen- was arrested on comnliint. nm ed thoroughly. We know of no cure to by a. committee' of ministers of or any eerunt VBlcH will prevent the the cityY K. C. Beck, sheriff of disease. The state board is enforc- Reno county and owner of the park, ing as strict a quarantine against was also arrested ' for violation of inrantne paralysis as is enforced the Sunday labor act. against any disease." " i The warrant wan served on ShaHff Beck by a policeman, but he refused ORGANIZED CATTLE THIEVES j to recoenlzn It nrt mnAA that Junction City, July 23. After annrfrv ifolava In tha xfv nf latA ponnus, ana experience may aem-itraln8 ,ow Qrt and onstrate the practicability of hand-)h for designated for ing the parcel business at even th; varlou company Btreet8( the lower rates man we now Propose. and gecond regImenU of the I Kansas national guard got them Washington, July 23. Concerted selves nicely adjusted in their ten opposition has developed in - con-j days' quarters on, the Fort Riley mil- gress to Postmaster General Burle- itary reservation yesterday. The eon's order reducing parcel post last of the troops arrived about mid rates and increasing the maximum 'night, and the soldiers either pitch- size of packages to be handled in ed their tents in the moonlight or the service. The order was irs-ied slept on the ground. In required1 Sunday, to become effective August, but a short time to bring order out 18, and today the senate p:toffice of chaos in the morning and by committee requested Mr. Burleson noon all of the 1500 men of the to rppear before the committee next , guard were in camp, with tents up Thursday with an explanation of the , and everything in readiness for the authority for his action. This was the first step in what promises to be a bitter contest. When the postmaster general has been heard, the committee is expected to encampment. The camp is laid out on the same plan as heretofore.'.and occupies the same site, between the old state house and Fort Riley proper. The undertake to -have withdrawn bo-j various companies of the two regi fore August 15 any authority he ments are quartered in their brown may claim congress has glv.s him canvas tents, which are stretched to change rate and sizes. It was in long,' orderly rows on either side contended in the committee that the of the camp streets. proposed changes would eutall an enormous loss to the government and some of the members complain ed that the postoffice department It is conceded that the encamp ment this year will be on a smaller scale, and that the maneuvers will be minor problems, no special pro- had failed to furnish congress with j gram has been prepared. Orders will data concerning the operation of the j be Issued from day to day depend parcel post .Apparently there was Ing largely on the conditions. . Noth no difference of, opinion in the com- Ing aside from light drilling is ex mittee ss to whether the postmaster pected during the first few days of general should change the rates, j the camp. Later on there may be Democrats and Republicans agree-j a maneuver ending in a sham battle Ins- that only congress ought to have or something like that, although there Is nothing definite. . That lies with the commanding officer and his staff. Heretofore, when regular troops have. participated in the maneuvers, the camp has been in command of an officer of the regular army. This year the guardsmen are by them selves and the only reason they have for knowing that Fort Riley Is on the map is because orders have been issued granting the use of the post hospital for militiamen who take sick while in camp. hnlnw th e-rminil Then a watAr I vlnnjt . Th rollAftor rfarilnpil in D I I V lirrtoirnnir ir vci . an I . . . . basins have gone dry and the cities say how many stamps were issued. " ..oi.nn aMOf n,De served by the proper author- cannot get enough water from these "The field deputies report, how- j1' the coroner, basins to keen the mains full. In ever, that there is less liquor being! - Dodge City, July 23. Dodge-City Sheriff Beck, in retaliation, be- some cities water Is being pumped I sold," said the collector. "I cannot "iait oeiieve tne arrest or c. c. Kan instituting complaints against from creeks and rivers, the water understand " why so many people I Henaerson ana pert smitn nave, an- a list or almost 350 citizens whom being available only for, bathing, would qualify to sell liquor. Many covered the operations of an organ- he alleges, have been likewise vio watering animals and fire protection, of those who took out stamps came ize anS r cattle thieves in west-Mating the Sunday labor act. Seven Prof. Granville R. Jones, consult- back asking to have them cancelled, " Kansas. Henderson was r- ty-three complaints were issued and Ing engineer for the board of health, which is infpossible for us . to do. rested m Kansas City with a check tne . ponce court a stock of blanks has been keot busy for two weeks They say the authorities are mak- ln his pocket for $1800, received was exhausted. Printers are work trying to solve the water troubles Ing it too warm-for them and are for cattle stolen from a pasture In ing today getting out more complaint of Kansas cities. Part of the time anxious to get rid of the stamps." Inney county, bmitn was arrested oianas two assistants have been working ' 1 , - in Dodge as he brought back the Police Judge J. M. Jordan said with him. Wellington has lust let I HASKELL COUNTY'S PRIZE norses usea to drive tne cattle to cne warrants would De issued. The a contract for a water supply eleven COYOTE KILLER IS A BOY ueeriieia at nignt ana load tnem nsi inciuaes proprietors ana em miles away and the olant will cost ' for shipment. Two months ago ployees of garages, livery barns, Vl million dollars. Other cities are Santa Fe, July 23. Ray Ward has Henderson was here tand engaged drug stores, cigar stores, hotels, sinking new wells and trying to find killed another coyote. Ward, who is horses from the Hampton livery barn restaurants, news stands, newspa- m . . 9 ' ij i tt i. - ii I tf o tf 1a A.m I IT a .'' That Hma a I flAl ' Sf ffnoa . o 11 . AtYirilnvoa . A r tlA ably there are other Kansas towns prize coyote slayer. He sprang m- "ea caiue at wugoion ana re- nuwuimon. imeruruaa railway cob that are having the same, trouble, I to the limelight a few weeks ago turned" the horses by his helper, pany, employes of the soda ash plant, but reports of shortage have come when he killed his first coyote by Last week he appeared at the barn Hutchinson's largest factory, tele- only from the eleven towns. . chasing It down on his cow pony I ana engagea came ponies ana young grnpn oaices, unaeriaxerB ana icie- and ln a deanerate atruggln ' klllina- Smith ' to help him. From the fact I phone operators. Included in , the it with the thigh bone of a cow. that he waited here three days be-1 list also are the paid singers of the GRASSHOPPERS ATTACKED .ira fmm,'..nti hnna wt.r fore leaving the officers believe he church choirs and organizations of vMpuaa a au aav .va wuv-D j iu( - alxomobilk irHUiSiKiiiAU n,arbv on th nrafrin - had confederates in Finney county, the various churches. Since then he has killed eight of watching the herd, to give him the- Cottonwood Falls, July 23. A tne Deasts, cnasmg eacn until It was"ul" wueu wie opportunity was. Indians Begin Dance. motor party who has Just come exhausted. The second victim was "iw. . . I Watonga, Ok., July 23. Nearly through western Kansas and passed kicked to death. In the last chase mnn was taxen to uaraen wty. 3000 Indians of the Cheyenne, Ara- " - l ..... ... D.m.i.. .... 1I.JJ X. I 1.1.1 ' here today on thelr way east, toIdla was armea witn a rule, wnen i". eey u I pahoe. Kiowa, Osage and Ponca of the ravages of grasshoppers in I the coyote fell exhausted on the horses. : I tribes began their annual dance to- the west part of the state. The driv- prairie the boy dismounted to shoot this power. The controversy has aroused ex traordinary interest at the capitol and ln official circles, since the par cel post touches more or less di rectly nearly everybody in the country- . Those . who are supporting the postmaster general in his stand in sist that the only loss immtnent on- , der the proposed changes would be to the express companies, which now carry the profit-making, large sfeed packages, while the govern ment transports the unprofitable, small ones. The changes ordered by the post master general would ' affect only User 'first or second zones, or terri tory within a radius of 150 miles of .the point of mailing. The maximum weight of parcels would be changed from eleven to twenty pounds. BALIE WAGGENER UNDER , ' KNIFE AT ROCHESTER Unite to Build Roads. Muskogee, Ok., July 23. Towns in' Sequoyah county united and In one day completed a nine-mile auto mobile pike between Sallisaw and Viaa, Ok. It was one it the most remarkable pices e road-building ever known in the southwest. Bank ers worked beside common laborers j society women cooked meals esJ f ;rved them beside the washer in and the farmer's wife. Atchison. July 23. A telegram from Rochester, Minn., received here last night stated that B. P. Waggener, general solicitor for the Missouri Pacific railroad, under went a successful operation at the Mayo hospital yesttr day. W. P. Wag gener a son, who sent the message, says the Mayo brother feel sure Mr. Waggener will recover rapidly. The operation was not an abdominal one as had been generally supposed. In fected glands of the throat and mouth were removed. This Is the fourth operation to which Mr.' Wag gener hsa submitted twltbia Xwo year. The previous operations were for diseases of tcr Intestines. er showed the leather upholstering, and cushions on his car which had been attacked by the hoppers who had eaten the surface leather off in large spots all over the leather work where exposed. In passing through one county where the pests were found in swarms, the insects covererd the bottom of the car an inch or two deep while the running boards were also covered by dead hoppers which were struck by the wind shield and radiator. Unless close watch was kept the Insects would settle on the baggage or one'; clothes and bite holes through them before detected it. He was so nervous from the COUNCIL PUTS SUNDAY THOMPSON OF KANSAS ' AGAINST "TAINTED" NEWS .Washington, July 23. Senator Thompson of. Kansas has "introduc ed in the senate a bill wbl"! di rected at "tainted" news It pro vides that any news agency jwbtch accepts pay for telegraphing items of Interest or profit, to tlios, alone who. pay for getting them la print must notify- publishers to whom such items are sent; that they are advertisements; and the boiler plate plant must . carefully . - label the tainted" news It supplies the coun try editor. i The bill grows out of the publi cation of a letter seized by the sen ate lobby investigating committee in which one member of the sugar lob by wrote to another that he had con tracted with a news syndicate for publicity ln behalf of the protected sugar Interests. Good Day's Work. Nlles, July 23. NUes claims to have the champion thresher of the state. Dal Davidson on July 10, threshing for L. Lingerfelder. threshed 2250 bushels in 12 hours. Mr. Davidson has averaged over 2300 feusisels a day s!aee July J. ";' exciting rtpase he was afraid to trust his unst'eady aim, so he club bed the animal to death with the gun stock. . day between Fonda and- Longdale. It is expected the dance will last for 1 . cm . I the next two weeks. The Indians are planning to help celebrate the Sallna, July 23. -The city council! anniversary at Lawton of the new of the opinion that the question I country, and members of the various of the moving picture show on Sun- tribes will participate in the mon day in Sallna is the business of the 8ter parade which' will be' given for , state and county officers, If the posi- the occasion. FORD COUNTY JAIL. SILICA DEPOSIT MAKES FARMER A RICH MAN Crumbine In Hospital. Topeka, July 23. Dr; J. S. Crum bine, secretary of the state board of tlon is to be Judged from the action U ..Ilk . J a " 1 . I ' UMU"' uuuerwem a BeriouB opera- taken last night. An ordinance had COUNT DOESN'T LIKE I. m v.eTB.auu, rnaay been introduced following the state night and probably will be confined law on sunday labor and after some tO the hOSPital for ten days Or tWOUltannaninn the, r-mnll loir weeks. Dr. Crumbine has been suf- ,ji , w h Dodge City, July 21. 'Count" fering from stomach trouble' for vote of seven to two Councilman I Edward A- J- von Wallstatten, who several months- and while on his Benson and Swedenberg were in cIa,m t0 be. a cousin of Emperor present eastern trip aeciaea to nave favor of the ordinance with Conn. ranz Josepn oi Austria, is aisrusiea the operation performed in Cleve- Cnman Peck absent. The rest voted with his quarters in the Ford cown- iand. Telegrams received today by i.nn.. f nA ty jail. The building has been com I v aani'VBO wa Lun aaa a L 1.C 1 ' U T KCLL111K S - pietea less man a montn. ana is as modern as money could ; make it.. With the court house, it cost the county $100,000 but the "count" Is not satisfied. The' food isn't what he has" been used to, he complains, but he Is not in a financial condi tion to make arrangements, with any cook outside of the one employ ed by the county. The "count" has spent five days in jail -awaiting his bearing July 29 on a charge of em bezzling $10 .from a china company for which he was a traveling sales man. His companions In the jail are two men accused of selling liq uor illegally, one of them colored; one man accused of giving liquor to a girl under age Tone man charged with horse 'stealing, and one charg ed of assaulting his sisten-in-law, a' girl of II. ' the board of health indicate that the rW cf the proposed ordinance secretary is resting easy.. While It will be three or four days before the result of the operation will be fully known, It is believed that there is no occaslod for alarm regarding Dr, Crumbine's ultimate recovery. Meade, July 21. Ira McSherry until a few days ago a farmer in ordinary circumstances, 1b now LAWRENCE VOTES NEW BRIDGE OVER THE KAWr,ch man. Some weeks ago a deposit of silica Lawrence, July 23. Douglas Was discovered on . some heretofore county yesterday voted for a new j worthless bluffs on : McSherry's bridge across the Kaw river at Law rence. The majority . was 741. The new bridge la to be modern concrete. costing $200,000, the . sum to be raised by a special tax of two mills, The old structure has been In use for about forty years. GOVERNMENT HOLDS UP FREIGHT RAISE ON FLOUR Washington, July 23. An In crease ln freight rates on flour from points In Kansas and other middle western states to California termin als from sixty-five to seventy-five cents a hundred pounds was sus pended today by the interstate com merce commission until November when as investigation of the reposed advance. w;:i be rna3a. farm. He sent Samples to an east ern manufacturing concern. ' Tests showed the deposit to be of super ior quality and Mr.1 McSherry has Just signed a contract for two car loads a week for the next five years, or vi 5,0 00 tons. He declares,' how ever, he will continue farming. FEMALE BOOTLEGGER IN , STATE ; PENITENTIARY. Leavenworth, July 21. Mrs. Em ily Gray of Garden City was receiv ed at the Kansas penitentiary today to serve a year for selling liquor. She was the, first woman to be sen- tecced to prim under the new Kan sas law provldlsg penitentiary terms for vlo'Etloci cf tie prct'MJory law.1 Salt for f5M00. Wichita July 21. Claiming that a hole in a pavement caused, his bi cycle to wobble throwing him under an interurban 'car, Charles J. Bid lerback, aged 12, fcas started suit against the city for $50,000 dam ages. Rldlerback fell under a car on April 14 and both legs were so badly mangled that they had to be aeptstatel, '