"lira tp kt a i . JWn Daily Layvtr ENCE VOLUME LX. LAWRENCE, KANSAS, MONDAY, JUNE 5, 1916. NUMBER 134. J vy -JL'X M JL n il f V V KANSAS WEATHER REPORT GEBMAIIS LOST IS '. iuterurbah resumes work CALLS WOS TO SERVE 1 GOING STARTS -.v.'.WC l g w::B&r m - ; :NgL Or x I T Henry J. Allen Made Baccalaureate Address at K. U. GYMNASIUM WAS CROWDED Europe Has Forms But Not Substance of Christianity Duty of College Graduates to Stamp Christian and Democratic Ideals on World Before an audience which packed the big auditorium in Rabinson gymnasium to its fullest capacity, Henry J. Allen, editor of the Wichita Beacon and a candidate for governor of Kansas at the last election on the Progressive ticket, last night delivered the annual baccalaureate address to the graduating class of the University of Kansas. Mr. Allen, speaking on "The Democracy 'of Jesus Christ," declared that the thing which the world most needs today is genuine Christianity, the Christianity of the Bible. His talk before the graduates at the forty-fourth commencement had a deep religious flavor throughout and a solemn crowd of black-gowned seniors filed out of the gymnasium when it was over. Always a powerful orator, Mr. Allen was at his best last night and he kept the interest of the big crowd all the time. Europe Needs Christianity Reflections on the war in Eui'ope and its relation to the success or failure of the Christian religion took up the main body of the sermon. "The fighting nations would be at peace," Mr. Allen declared, "if they had an adequate conception of the meaning of the teachings of Jesus Christ. What we need most in the world is a practical application of Christianity. Thev eo throusrh the form in Europe ? but the vital, forceful part of the word of Jesus has no meaning to them." Tracing the- democracy of Jesus back to the time when he was oi. earth, the speaker showed the relation, of present day polilics and political methods to the example of the great teacher and the force that has been lost through the years. Lincoln, Washington, Cromwell, the leaders at the battle of Runnymede, and all the great men of history, have been religious, the orator asserted, but in the present war much of the talk about divine guidance is absurd. Defines Democracy "Democracy should be a brotherhood in government," Mr. Allen said. "A democracy founded on the ideals of - brotherhood, as all democracies are, wili-srvive only as long- as they keep their ideal in front f them and steer by iti The selfishness of autocracy will never allow the world to reach its highest efficiency." Declaring that the United States is founded upon brotherhood xmd is true democracy, and that our attitude in the present war of standing for peace and justice has proved that wc are not far from our ideals, the speaker came out in a firm stand for pacifism. He ascsrted, however, that he favored a strict enforcement of our rights and the power to do it. Citing as examples of our policy in enforcing the right the speaker used the Boxer uprising in China, when we gave the Chinese $20,000,000 for the conces-1 sions we took and our policy in the Spanish-American war as another example. U. S. a Succesful Democracy "America has been a successful de ,, , , i flp;j hcua mocracy," the speaker affirmed. She MOCRACr CHARLES EVANS HUGHES. ' 7 p. m. yesterday ..... '.. . . ... 74 8 a. m. today ... .........60 2 p. m. today ... ... ...... . . ..... 61 Rainfall, .51 inch. Probably rain .tonight; cooler in the northwest portion Tuesday;. partly cloudy. GOES TO NEW YORK BANK Ames Roger, K. U. Junior, Will Receive Business Training Ames P. Roger, a junior in the college, was notified by, telegraph Saturday thafr he had received1 an appointment as a student member of the staff of the New York National City bank. This bank with the -purpose of training men for its foreign banking service is cooperating .with the business departments of different American universities, to secure available men. Rocrers will go to New York on June 20, and will work three months in the New York .National City bank. He will return to school in the fall and after receiving his" degree next June will work another nine months in preparation for work as a member of the foreign staff of the bank. THE NIGHT SCHOOL CLOSING Program Ended the Year's Work Friday Evening The succesful session of the north side night school was closed Friday evening with a program in which many of the pupils took part. The program was as follows: Reading, Rose Moon. Vocal duet, Miss Susie Cunningham and Miss Sena Sutton... , Reading, Miss Florence Suitor. Piano solo, Miss Daisy Lyons. Reading, Miss Edna McGinnis. The program was followed by a spelling match participated in by members of the school, in which Louis Lvons won. The best spellers of the school then contested with K. U. stu- dents who were present. This con test resulted in a tie between Miss Eunice Lyons and Miss Sena Sutton. A ciphering matclv which followed was won by Ben Blair. FORMER TEACHER A SUICIDE Miss Eva Bates Took Own Life In Fit of Despondency Sought Death By Poison While She was Alone At Father's Home Saturday , . Miss Eva Bates, for three years a teacher in the city schools, committed suicide by taking cyanide at the home of her father, Daniel Bates, at 1024 Rhode Island street, Saturday afternoon. The body "was found by Mr. Bates when he returned from work about 6 o'clock. Corner H. T. Jones after an examination said Miss Bates probably had died shortly after 5 The unfortunate young woman took a pride in her housekeeping and everything about the house had been put in order1 scrupulously. The body was lying on a couch when found by her father. Miss Bates was subject to, fits of despondency, which had become more marked after the death of her mother several years ago. While a teacher in the city schools about six years ago, she made an unsuccessful attempt to take her own life. She was 38 years old, and had been her father's housekeeper since' the death of her mother. She was born in Virginia. r uneraj services weie jiciu w , , , .. . ftirnoon Funeral services were held from the Methodist church had charge services. Interment was in Oak Hill cemetery. KEPT A MARRIAGE SECRET Frank Coffey, University Student, Announced It Saturday While a number of University student in the past year have got married and kept their tecret for some months, the record in that direction appears to be held by Frank Coffey, a University medical student. Saturday night Coffey went to his I home in Kansas City -with Miss Mar-; cnprit.f Riircer nnd announced that! tr o they had been married four years ago. a party oi irienas naa gainer- 'ed there to surprise him, but. he hadj the bigger surprise for them., It is said that a number of would-1 be suiters of Miss Burger have been" wondering why she paid no attention to their advances. Now they know. o DISCUSS MILK INSPECTION Features bf WTork May Come up in Commission Meeting j A member of the city commission jsaid today that the inspection of the d miIkysuppiy might be one of the topics of discussion at the meeting of the commissioners tomorrow forenoon. The executive council of the Federation of Clubs asked for a more comprehensive inspection' at a meeting a woolr o rrrv n-rtrl n rrvaa r jr oil in 1 ' power of the federation to keep a careful check on the supply, particularly through the hot summer months. DRAINAGE WORK IS BLOCKED Meeting of the Maple Grove Board Will be Held "Tomorrow Rainy weather and adverse conditions have brought the wTork on the ditches of the Maple Grove drainage project to a standstill again, and the contractor desires a n extension of the time when the work must be completed. A meeting of the drainage board will be held tomorrow evening to discuss the situation and to decide on the best course of action to pursue. Mrs. Nellie Dow Burden is visiting at the home of Mrs. Luvina Dow. VESSELS SAY BM1ISH German Sailors Rescued Say German Losses Were "Colossal" DAMAGE OF BATTLE GROWS J ( London is Sure One and Probably Two i German Battleships Sank Russians Start an Offensive on Eastern Front and Capture 13,000 Prisoners London, June 5. The latest reports received by the British admiralty enabled the Associated Press to give the following review of the naval engagement off the Jutland coast as viewed from the British side: "During the night of May 31-June 1, British destroyers made a determined attack on the retreating German battle fleet which hastened its flight. The British fleet remained in possession of the scene of batle during the morning of June 1 and traversed the field four times, finding no enemy to fire upon. The commander in chief took his fleet back to its base and at his leisure and five hours after its arrival, reported the battle fleet ready for action. "As regards the German losses, definite evidence, It is declared, has now been obtained that they were falsified and that the following were destroyed: "Two battle cruisers; one at least, and probably two battleships: four light cruisers, eight destroyers, and one submarine. "The remainder of the German battle cruiser squadron may have reached home ports but all were severely damaged." Bodies Ashore on Jutland London, June 5. German sailors j rescued by Scandinavian steamers de- J scribe Teutonic losses in the Jutland battle as collossal according to Exchange dispatches. A large number of the crew of the cruiser Weisbaden and men from several German torpedo boats have been rescued and brought to Copenhagen. They report that many of their comrades, after floating for thirty-six hours on rafts without food or water drank the sea water, became insane and jumped into the sea. The German survivors say that several of their torpedo boats and submarines were capsized by the German shells and sank instantly. Bodies are beginning to be washed ashore on the coast of Jutland. . Say Hindenberg and Litzow Sunk London, June 5. British officers of the fleet which participated in the Jutland battle and have returned here identify two big' German battleships sunk as the Hindenburg and the Lut-zow. . Report More British Losses Berlin, June 5. An official statement isued by the German admiralty today says: "One the 31st of May one of our submarines off the Hum-ber sank an English torpedo boat destroyer which, according to a survivor, was the Tipperary. "The British armored cruiser Eury-laus was set afire by our forces during the battle off Skager Rak and was completely burned out." French Attacks Broke Down Berlin, June 5. -Repeated attacks j by masses of French infantry against German positions on the veraun front east of the Meuse broke down with heavy losses, the war office an nounced. Call a Landstrum Class London, June 5. A Reuter's dispatch from Zurich says that members of the German landsturm, class of 1917, who are living abroad, have been ordered to return home immediately. Rusisans Take Many Prisoners j Petrograd, June 5. Russian forces) have won great successes along the j front from the Tripet marshes to the ! Kumanian irontier, accoruinK w official announcement today. It is stated the Russians took 13,000 prisoners. Plead Guilty to Manslaughter Kansas City, Mo., June 5. Ralph j Smilev. driver of a motor car that m r - killed four persons here on January 9, last, pleaded guilty to manslaugh- ter today and was sentenced to two i years in prison. r.ugene o an j sinH Frd Raker, companions of the Smileys, obtained a severance and will be tried later. Married By Probate Judge G. G. Rupe of Kansas City and Laura Lefferd of Lawrence; E. M. Hobbs and Myra Harreli both of Lawrence received marriage licenses Saturday afternoon from Judge Lind-ley. "Both couples were married by the judge. Drug Law Interpretation Washington, June 5. The supreme court today interpreted the Harrison Federal Drug act of 1913, making it unlawful for any person not registered to have opium in his possession as applying only to those who deal in the drug. TWidps Mississippi Flood Case I Washington, D. C, June 5. Another attempt by -land owners along the Mississippi to proceed against the government on account of the floods alleged to hav ben caused by the levee building failed today when the supreme court decided the commission should not be enjoined from constructing levees. Germans Continue Attacks Paris, June 5. With undiminished violence the Germans continued their attacks along the Verdun front east of the Meuse. Construction On Concrete Bridge Also Goes On Iron Spans Which Will Bear Weight of Green Concrete Are Going Into Place With difficulties settled out of court the interurban and the Missouri Valley Bridge and Iron Company are carrying on their contsruction in the (Kansas River side by side. Freed from the restraining order of the court, the interurban hoisting engines are fired, awaiting the break in the weather that will permit them to resume work after a week spent in idleness waiting for the outcome of the injunction suit by the bridge company. Free from the fear that the piling of the interurban will interfere with their work with no means of relief, the Missouri Valley company this morning commenced to swing into place the irons which will bear the weight of the forms and concrete between the first two piers on the north side. The interurban work will continue under the supervision of O. K. Williamson, chief engineer of the interurban company. Mr. Roy Filkin, who has been in charge of the work will go to Bonner Springs. The engineers of the interurban are figuring that the work -will be completed, probably in twenty days, in thirty at the outside. Providing, they will have it understood, that no one sees fit within the next three weeks to bring an injunction suit. 10 UNITE III AIRDOOttTIIIGS Ministerial Alliance Will Start Out-' door Services June 25 ARRANGEMENTS MADE TODAY Outdoor Meetings Will Continue to First Sunday In September Local Ministers Will Discuss Sunday Observance In Churches June 25 Meetings will be held by Lawrence churches in the airdome this summer, according to plans made this morning at the meeting of the Ministerial Alliance. The ministers met together for the last time before fall and made provision for conducting meetings throueh the summer. The airdome meetings have been held for several f summers now, and have been found to meet the approval of the congrega- j tions. i The first airdome meeting will be held June 25, and services will be held weekly, ending on the first Sunday in September. Rev. E. E. Stauffer was placed in charge of the music for the airdome services and Rev. H. W. Hargett was made chairman of the pro-am committee. Sunday Observance Day The ministers decided today to hold a "Sunday observance day" June 25. TYa rviinictoT-c nt rpTPtit. mpptincs have a;, tnP shortcomines of Sundav observance in Lawrence, and each ... discuss some Dhase of the problem . , - - The belief that too many places of business are kept open on Sunday has been expressed by most of the pastors and they are at work on the problem j of how to secure a better bunday od servance. FILIPINOS TO LAWRENCE E. C. Barba Hopes to Bring Kansas City Club Here E. C. Barba, who returned this morning from Kansas City where he attended a session of the Filipino cub hed there yesterday, hopes that via Mntrvr,1Pn will see fit to hold their next annual meeting in Lawrence. Mr. Barba thinks that if a substi tution of a general literary program can be made for the annual banquet usually held the general public will have an opportunity to attend the seSsions, . -phe meeting yesterday was the rejruiar monthly meeting of the or- canization given over to the cultiva tion of ability in debate and public speaking. AT CLINTON MEMORIAL Services Were Held at Presbyterian Church Yesterday The memorial sen-ices of the Royal Neighbors of the Modern Woodmen were held at Clinton at the Presbyterian church Sunday afternoon. The memorial sermon was given by the Rev. Nickel. A few of the Civil war veterans gave some interesting reminiscences of the Civil war. The band from Stull furnished music for the occasion. Those who attended from Iawrence were Mrs. Maude Bryant, Mrs. Annie Hicks. Mrs. Margaret Ackers. Mrs. Ethel Gardner, Mrs. Beile Karnes and Mr. M. C. Karnes. HAD A KANSAS CLOUDBURST Nine Inches of Rain at Arkansas City and Six at Winfield Arkansas City, Kan., June 5. Nine inches of rain fell here in three hours yesterday. Railroad tracks were washed out, streams in the vicinity became bank full and much property was damaged. Winfield, Kansas, got six niches. C. H. Tucker went to Chicago yesterday where he will be a delegate from the Second district at the Republican convention. CHURCHES Arrival of Delegates Starts Sentiment Toward the Justice Prospect of Roosevelt as Nominee Regarded as Diminishing DELEGATES WON'T STAMPEDE Majority of Kansas Delegation Will Be for Hughes After the First Ballot No Statement Will be Demanded From Hughes in Advance of the Nomination Chicago, 111., June 5. The move ment for the nomination of Justice Hughes today took on the aspects of a genuine boom. Arriving delegations brought evidences of sentiment in favor of the jurist and men who have been identified with the "old guard" of the Republican party declared that many delegates instructed for others were ready to turn their votes to him after the first ballot. The lack of controlling leadership by the men who have composed the old guard is emphasized on every hand. They express themselves as not favoring Justice Hughes for any reason of personality but because the delegates bringing first hand reports from the states believe he can be the harmonizer who can rehabilitate the party. No Fear of Roosevelt Stampede On every hand reasons are sought for the failure of sentiment for Colonel Roosevelt to crystalize. A week ago those who opposed the nomination of Roosevelt were fearful of a stampede to him, but now it is said that is impossible. Many cannot understand what brought' this change about. " -. Republican leaders, after a fanvars today, declared that. Colonel Roosevelt's ultimate strength will not be more than 200 delegates. It is asserted that the remaining 750 or S00 delegates would not vote for him under any circumstances. . It was pointed out that when state delegations were selected it was known that Roosevelt would be a strong factor and probably a candidate. Men were chosen who were believed to be for harmony, which leaders say is not synonymous with Roosevelt and are regarded therefore as not of the stampedablo type. The great mass of the delegates are uninstructed and are counted on to vote for any man who can bring a majority of the Progressives back to the Republican fold. Won't Demand a Statement All talk of demanding a preconven-tion statement from Justice Hughes as a candidate for the nomination has been practically abandoned. It is generally agreed that the Justice will continue to preserve his silence while he occupies a place on the , supreme court bench, but that if nominated he will immediately make a satisfactory statement of his position on national questions which will be an issue of the campaign. Kansas Delegation Divided The Kansas delegation of twenty arrived, each member wearing a large yellow and black sunflower in the lapel of his coat. The delegates are uninstructed, but it is said will line up on the first ballot as follows: Hughes 9, Weeks 4, Root 5, and Fairbanks 2. The second choice of a majority of the delegation is said to be Hughes. There are no Roosevelt delegates. The delegates will caucus tomorrow. Supporters of Justice Hughes point out that addresses made before he went on the bench show him to be for preparedness and sound issues from a party point of .view on all the important isues. Plan No Hughes Fireworks Word has gone out from Governor Whitman's quarters that it is futile to look forward for any spectacular eleventh hour move on the part of those who are demanding the jurist's nomination. No one will go to Washington, said Governor Whitman, to induce Justice Hughes to send a "night before the battle" message, nor will the long distance telephono wires be working between Chicago and the office or home , of Justice Hughes in Washington. Governor Whitman made it-clear that no one of the men fighting for the nomination of Justice Hughes has been delegated by Justice Huges to work for his nomination. Want to Bring Factions Together On every hand there seems to be sentiment to avoid making the nominee the campaign isue and to select some one on whom Republicans and Progressives can agree so the word will go out to the country that the party has been rehabilitated by the uniting of factions which split it four years ago. It is realized that of all the posibilities, Colonel Roosevelt has the greatest personal following but at the same time he has the most ene- limes, ihe icepuoncan leaders charged that many voters would bo elimi- has been fair and right in the larger,"."- --;r tho WlW phases of her world relations and he"l"JLVZ VJL""'ZZ1 of the SUPREME COURT JUSTICE spinir OF CHANGE III HlillAII PLAY Drama at Haskell a Part of Commencement Exercises GIVEN FOR SCHOOL TONIGHT Play Will be Presented for the Gen-.. eral Public Tomorrow . ; Large Cast cf Indian Boys and Girls - and Large Choruses Needed for Presentation The past seems lost, Far, far away as in the night; Alone I seem to stand I find no pathway leading to the light. But when I turn, And look into your faces bright, And there behold your joy, your hope, My heart is soft and light; And Strong Arm yields. Yes, yes! It must be right! ' Now golden sunbeams pierce the gloom, A way appears in light; A radiance steals into my heart, Clearing the darkness from my sight; I only turn my back to say, Farewell, O night! These lines from the pen of Mrs. F. C. Wenrich, author of "Chiefs Strong Arm's Change of Heart," constitute the confession of the old Indian which he makes after he has seen his children in their games and in their schools. The verses tell the story of the conversion of the Indian leader to a belief in the schooling of his people. They also give a picture of the state of doubt and despair in which the Indian dwelt when he conceived the thought that the old life was fast slipping away. The. play will be given tonight for the guests at the school and the Haskell students. The performance tonight is the second since the play was written m 1909 when Haskell celebrated a quarter of a century of ex-istance. Tomorrow night the play will be presented for outsiders. The audience will be given a chance to see the Indians appearing both in the pursuits of their forefathers, in the dances, in the camps and also at work in schools and in homes, the way of the modern red man. The cast of characters has been chosen from the senior class at the Institute. The principals of the play will be assisted by dancers, a chorus, and the Haskell orchestra. Cast of characters: Chief Strong Arm, Everidge Benton. Chief Eagle Feather, James Willis. Straight Arrow, son of Chief Strong Arm, Frank Holmes. Blackbird, of Eagle Feather's Tribe, Hampton Kaneubbe. James Eagle Feather, son of Chief Eagle Feather, Forest Vandall. Thomas Red Bird, a graduate of several years' standing, Daniel Frost. Uncle Sam, Joshua Frost. Fleetfoot, Hawkeye, and Young Blackbird, who go away to school, Wesley Johnson, Pascal La From-boise, Lawrence Murie. Indian men and boys, students at the school. Bugler, Joseph Dunbar. Flute, Freeman Winslow. Dancers Antoine Ladeau, Joe Carson, Herbert Hudson, Lawrence Murie, James Sun Eagle. Singers and Drummers Hugh Eagle, James Hamilton, Walter Keyes, Charles LaMere, Lyman Lowry. Margaret Shining Eyes, of Chief Strong Arm's Tribe, Elsie Slater. Moonbeam or Elizabeth Strong Arm, the Chief's daughter, Marie King. Dora White Spirit, Sarah and Chief Child, girls at the school, Mary Ros-seau, Ednah Morris. . Red DawTi, Fawn Eyes, who go with Moonbeam, - Anita Archuleta, Edith Walker. Ella Red Bird, wife of Thomas Red Bird, Philomena Bergie. The Matron, Bessie Hazen. Aunt Columbia, Irene Kollenbaum. Following are the members of the orchestra: Matthew Flynn, leader; Margaret Bowes, pianist; John Chase, Rocky Cochran, Truman Dailey, Francis Kalama, Savannah Madrid, Chester Smith, eGorge Walker, Louis Win, Michael Wilkie Paul Chilson, Joseph Comes, Louis' Deon, Otto Kyselka, Frank Matt, George White, Eli Wa-mego, Paul Wishcobey. LAWREtlCE MUST PAY 32 CEltTS FOR GAS Increase in Price Ordered by Federal Court MAY TAKE EFFECT JULY 1 Local Company Hopes to Secure More Abundant Supply Federal Court Held the 28-lcent Rate Fixed by Utilities Commission Too Low By decree of the federal court, Lawrence people will soon have to pay 32 cents a thousand for gas. This was the rate fixed by the federal court in a decision made public yesterday, and the state utilities commission is enjoined from fixing rates. The result embodied in the decision had been expected by attorneys of the various cities and by the utilities commission members after the ruling at the Kansas City hearing a month ago in the effect that the business of the Kansas Natural was interstate commerce. While the federal court refused to pass on the validity of any city ordinance fixing rates, it is presumed that the new rate will apply to Lawrence as well as the other towns in Kansas using the Kansas Natural supply. The maximum rate allowed by the franchise of the local distributing company is 30 cents. Caryl Dodds, manager of the local company, said today that the local distributors hoped to secure a more abundant supply for the coming winter, and that in case an increase in the supply were assured, the local company might rearrange its piping system in the city to secure a better distribution of gas among all ocn-sumers. The 32-cent rate is allowed by the federal court pending a final decision, instead of the 28-cent rate allowed last December by the state utilities commission. It is allowed on the following conditions: ' That John M. Landon, receiver, file a bond of $750,000 within sixty days, the 32-cent rate to become effective when the bond is filed. That he spend $500;000 within six months for extending the gas mains to get an adequate supply of gas. That he spend $750,000 for extensions within a year from June 3, 1916, and $200,000 a year for the ensuing five years. That in case the ?2-cent rate is found higher than necessary, when (Continued on Page 8.) citizens have been loyal. When the Civil war was over European critics said that wre would never be able to muster out the huge army that we had on hands, and that if we did the country would be overrun by bandits. They believed that men who had been in the army four years could never come back to civilian pursuits. We proved to them that the volunteer army in a democracy can .be called upon for long service without becoming estranged from their civil life." In closing his address Mr. Allen advised the graduates on their life in the business and social world which they are about to enter, and told them : that the college graduate should feel .(- v.;o M-nrl-. o q TYian rf lit X jfiXLKi ui llio nuiix cj c superior training to stamp the ideals oi democracy aim viinotiaiin-j' upuu the world. Good Apple Crop in Prospect L. C. Williams, assistant to the superintendent of farm institutes at the State Agricultural College, just returned to Manhattan after a trip through the southern part of the state inspecting orchards. He reported that the orchards cf A. F. Baker and Julius Smith in Douglas county were showing prospects of an abun- , . . rlt -011ifj. -- dant crop of apples, resultant from A Judge at Haskell Drill Faustino Domingo, formerly of Lawrence, and until recently drill-master at the boys' industrial school at Topeka, will be' one of the judges at the competitive drill to be held by the Haskell students as a part of the commencement exercises Thursday afternoon. Fined in Police Court Three cases of overindulgence in liquor made up the police court docket in Lawrence this morning. George Bornigan was fined $10.50, Charles Allen was fined $6.50, and an employe of the Union Pacific road who works in another town was gathered in and fined $6.50. Phi Beta Kappa Meeting The commencement meeting of the Phi Beta Kappa society will" be held tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock in Room 206, Fraser hall. Copies of the new catalogue of the society willj be distributed at the meeting. j ! j .
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