MONEY LENDER MURDERED
KANSAS CITY PAWNBROKER’S
SHOP ROBBED OF JEWELS.
Slayers Use Stone Mason's Hammer
for Killing Merchant—One Sus
pect Is Arrested.
Kansas City, Mo., Nov. 18.—After
killing Nathan Smason, a pawnbroker,
In his place of business in Kansas
City, Kan., robbers locked his shop
and looted it at their leisure. The men
took money, diamonds and other
goods valued at $8,000.
Smason's body, with the head
crushed by a stone mason’s hammer
was found an hour after the visit of
the robbers. A boarding house in
which were several persons during
the time Smason was killed is above
the shop and none of the occupants
heard a noise or saw the slayers en
ter the shop.
The police believe two men killed
the pawnbroker, and think Smason
was showing clothing to one when the
other attacked him from behind. The
robbers left by a rear entrance.
A suspect is being held by the po
lice pending further investigation.
A tray of diamonds and several
trays of watches and other jewelry
valued at $5,000 were included in the
goods taken. The murderers carried
the trays into a rear room, which
Smason had occupied alone. They had
covered his body with a pile of over
The thieves washed at a sink in the
room, and as a precaution against
leaving incriminating marks they used
paper to dry their hands. The paper
was found stuffed in a hole in the
SAYRE IS FOE OF DIVORCE
Marriage Is a Pact Which Should Not
Be Endangered by Lax Laws,
New York, Nov. 18.—Francis B.
Sayre, who will resign as one of Dis
trict Attorney Whitman’s assistants,
and will become the husband of Miss
lessie Wilson, daughter of the presi
dent, on Nov. 25. has interesting ideas
311 marriage, divorce and the inequal
ity of the law, which he has gathered
since he has been in Mr. Whitman’s
office. He has been assigned to the
complaint bureau. He does not be
lieve in easy divorce. Marriage he
considers a pact, the solemnity of
which should not be endangered by
ax divorce laws. He would have the
same standard in every state.
As things are now, he believes that
lot only does the poor man have a
larder time to got the benefit of the
law, but the law itself does not recog
nize as serious offenses which moral
ly are worse than murder.
JRDINANCE LIMITS TANGO
Chicago Alderman Says ‘‘Dip” in
Tight Skirts Is Immodest—Po
lice Inquiry Is On.
Chicago, Nov. 18.—Police women,
under the direction of Maj. M. L. C.
Funkhouser, second deputy police su
perintendent, are conducting a quiet
nvestigation of Chicago's alleged
lance hail evils.
Alderman Pretzel announced that
le is preparing an ordinance to limit
die tango dance, eliminating the "dip"
ind providing that dancers keep at
east four inches apart. The aider
man says that no woman can do the
ango "dip" in the present styles of
light skirts with any degree of mod
The dance hall investigation is said
o have originated at the suggestion
3f Mayor Harrison.
SUFFRAGETTE TO WORKHOUSE
Hard Labor in Jail for a Month Is
Penalty for Throwing Hammer
and Tomato at a Judge
London, Nov. 18.—One month at
hard labor in Holloway jail was the
sentence pronounced on Ethel Seaton,
suffragette, who threw a hammer and
tomato at Justice Lawrence, at Old
Testimony at the Guild Hall police
30urt, where all of the women who
created Saturday's disturbance were
tried, showed that the hammer was
nscribed: “No submission to govern
nent. which tortures women.”
Catherine Jones was given two
Months and Mary Aldham one month
'or aiding the Seaton woman in the
ittack on the court.
Governor Defends Whipping.
Wilmington, Del., Nov. 18.—Gov.
Charles R. Miller issued a statement
in defense of the whipping post and
said Delaware would continue it until
^he law providing for it is repealed,
‘regardless of any attempted interfer
ence by a member of congress or of
ndividuals residing in other states.”
Prof. Ferdi anelli Dies.
Rochester, N. Y., Nov. 18.—Prof.
Ferdinand Vianelli, widely known as a
music teacher and author of many
compositions, died here at the age of
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ATTACKS COST Of HUNG
NOTED AUTHORITIES HOLD CON
Legislature to Be Urged to Take
Steps Which Will Ready Lower
Prices Consumer Pays.
New York. Nov. 18—New York
state took the first step in a nation
wide legislative attack on the high
cost of living today, when Gov. Glynn
■held a conference here with the heads
of railroads which transport food into
the state, and with noted economists
and national officials.
Glynn has determined to press leg
islation which will tend to force the
price of the necessities of life down
ward at this session of the state legis
lature, and he has enlisted the sup
port of Senator O'Gorman to influ
ence national legislation along the
At today’s conference the report of
the American Rural Institute commis
sion was considered. This report,
gathered by the commission after an
exhaustive study of European farm
ing methods, has not yet been made
public, but most of its tenor has been
placed at the disposal of the confer
Railroad heads, including Howard
Elliott, president of the New Haven
railroad, and William C. Brown, presi
dent of the New York Central, dis
cussed the problem of Inefficient dis
tribution and suggested remedies.
Among other prominent people who
attended the conference are: Mrs.
Julian Heath, president of the Con
sumers' league; Franklin D. Roose
velt. assistant secretary of the navy;
Vincent Astor, Prof. W. A. Stocking
for Cornell university and Calvin .1.
Huson, New York state commissioner
WATERWAYS BODY IN SESSION
Completion of the Inland Route From
Maine to Florida Is Discussed
at Jacksonville, Fla.
Jacksonville, Kla„ Nov. 18.-—Several
hundred delegates to the sixth annual
convention of the Atlantic Deeper Wa
terways association are assembled in
this city for consideration of the ques
tion of an inland waterway from
Maine to Florida, near the Atlantic
const. Through the e forts of this
association many miles of the water
route have already been constructed.
The convention was crilled to order
it 8 o’clock tiiis afternoon by J. Hamp
ton Moore, niemher of congress from
Pennsylvania and president of the as
sociation. After addresses of welcome
by Mayor Swearingen of Jacksonville
and Gov. Trammel of Georgia and re
sponses by Gov. Miller of Delaware
ind Lieut.-Gov. Howe of Vermont, an
adjournment was taken until this
‘veiling wnen a reception and "gel to
gether” meeting will he h< Id in t.ie
rooms of the local board of trade.
The list of prominent guests in
cludes Secretary of Commerce lted
ficld, Gov. Blease of South Carolina,
John Barret, director of the Pan
American union; Brig. Gen. Dan C.
Kingman, engineer-in-chief of the
army; Henry W. Hill, president of the
New York Waterways association;
Maj. .1. U. Slattery, U. S. A., engineer
in charge at Jacksonville; Secretary
of the Navy Daniels, Gov. Glynn of
Now York and other state and nation- j
il officials. President Wilson sent his
greetings to the convention and ex
pressed regret that he could not be
STATE VS. NATIONAL CONTROL !
t/ital Question That Confronts the
Conservation Congress Now in
Session in Washington.
Washington, Nov. Is.—The fifth na
.ional conservation congress opened
oday in the New Willard hotel and '
he large number of delegates pres
ent was one of the signs that the
members recognize the hard fight that
confronts them. This contest is over
the question of whether the nation or
the respective states shall have con
rol of tlte forests and water powers
of the country.
Charles Lathrop Pack, president of
the congress, called the body to order
and in his address declared that the
forests and water powers of the
United States are at stake in the im
nending conflict. It is expected that
President W'ilson. members of the j
•aliinet and many other notables will
address the congress before it tui
curns Thursday night.
SLAYS WIFE: KILLED BY SON
Louis Van Luven. Ohio Farmer, Had
Tried to Slaughter Family,
Boy Tells Police.
Cleveland, O, Xov. 17.—Louis Van
Luven, a fanner living at Harpers
field, near Geneva, O., shot and killed
liis wife and then was killed by his
son Matthew. 17, in self-defense.
' oung N an Luven surrendered to the
According to the story told by the
boy and his 10-year-old sister, their
mother was killed while sitting in the
kitchen. The elder Van Luven fired al
most point blank at her and then at
tempted to kill the boy and his sister
The boy succeeded in tearing the shot
gun away from his father, and then
brought down the heavy stock of the
weapon on his father’s skull killing
Young Van Luven said his father
hud threatened several times to kill
the whole family, and always slept
with his shotgun at his side.
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