The Wichita Eagle from Wichita, Kansas on February 25, 1915 · Page 5
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Wichita, Kansas
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Thursday, February 25, 1915
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THE WICHITA EAGLE, THURSDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 25, 1915 PAGE FIVE lm CROWED WHITEGIRL (S BAL Emma Wathrous, Cigar Clerk At . Hamilton Hotel, Wants $25,-000 Because Rock Island Classed Her as Negress MADE TO CHANGE COACHES - AT CALDWELL x RodeiWith Colored Folks Hour Before She Became Aware That Railway Had Em- , barrassed Her Because it is alleged that a Rock Island -passenger train auditor ordered her to tak a seat in the "Jim Crow" car, a coach reserved for colored passengers in Oklahoma, Miss Emma M. Wathrous, 22, white, a cigar clerk at the Hamilton - hotel, will file suit against the Rock .Island railroad for $25,000 damages. The suit will be filed in Enid,.' Okla., today, according to Judge James W. SJeen of, Enid, who will represent Miss Wathrous In the trial. Miss Wathrous left Wichita for her home inEnid last night, to consult with her attorney regarding details of the case. The alleged embarrassing incident took place when passenger train No. 11, of February. 1$, was leaving Caldwell, where it is the custom to send south-bound colored passengers into the "Jim Crow" car to comply with an Oklahoma statute. Miss Wathrous had stepped off the train for dinner and when she returned to her seat, the colored porter asked if she had any baggage. Thinking that the coach in which she was riding was to be set out of the train, Miss Wathrous allowed the porter to take her baggage into the "Jim Crow" car, where she rode for nearly an hour before discovering that she had been mistaken for a negress. The porter was ordered to transfer Miss Wathrous to the car for colored passengers" by the train auditor, Judge Steen stated. The conductor of the train had ho knowledge of the occurrence, he said, until Miss Wathrous objected to being compelled to ride in the "Jim Crow" car. In appearance, Miss Wathrous is tall and dark, with very dark eyes. Her cheeks are ruddy and she has long, black hair. She resides at 111 East Waterman street. o NERVE KILLER INTO STOMACH Drop of Medicine Makes Farmer Boy Deathly 111 . A portion of the medicine intended to kill a nerve in a tooth of Frank Scott, Jr., residing seven miles south ot Wichita on Hydraulic avenue 'road, found its way into his stomach, causing him to faint. Mr. Scott, who is E5 years old, went to the office of a Wichita dentist yesterday to have some work done on a tooth. It is thought that he swallowed some of the medicine that the dentist was putting into th cavity of a tooth to kill the nerve. . After leaving the dental chair, Mr. Scott went to the bakery ot John G. Rombold, 116 North Lawrence avenue, to get a bowl of soup. While in the bakery he became ill and started to topple over. Mr.' Rombold who was near took hold of the young man and placed him in a chair. In a few minutes he regained consciousness and went to a physician's office, where he was given treatment. Mr. Scott went home with his father and aside from a headache was said to be all right last night. o TO PUT OFF JONES CASE State Hasn't All Its Witnesses Ready To Try Ex-County Treasurer, Date Set March 15 When the case of the state of Kansas against Oliver W. Jones, ex-county treasurer, who is charged with embezzling about $40,000 of Sedgwick county's funds, is called for hearing this morning in Judge Sargent's division of the district court, it will be continued until March 15. This continuance will be made with the consent of both the state's and Jones attorneys. Many witnesses have been subpoenaed to appear by the state. They will be ordered, to appear again on March 15. - The state is not quite ready for trial, there being several important witnesses to secure. The defense has been asking for a continuance on. the ground that it wanted- to ' have a special audit of Jones' books made. FI1.I, PART OF TEST AVKM. llene Hole Hfoomm Flat Drillera IMuk It and Mart (Ivrr Because a stratum of soft sand, struck in the test well of the Citizens' Oil and Gas company at a depth of 1.215 feet, has caused the hole to become "fiat" it was decided yesterday to fill 25 feet of the hole with rock and drill the hole a second time. Drillers have been plugging the hole for two days. according to E. J. Taylor of Taylor Brothers, who are drilling the well, and It is expected that work will start again tomorrow. Drillers fill the hole with rock, which is forced to one side or ground up by the pounding of the drill bit and a straight hole results, Mr. Taylor said. When drilling in sand the "flat hole is not uncommon and Mr. Taylor believes that he has the trouble under control. m Children Cry FOR FLETCHER'S C ASTO R I A Children Cry FOR FLETCHER'S O A5"TO R I A Children Cry FOR FLETCHER'S C A ST O Rl A GRIEF FOR 1 YOUTHFUL INVENTOR Playing At Making Auto Richard Larsong, 8, Mixes Gasoline With Dry Batteries, Get-. ting Results EXPLOSION BURNS CLOTHING OFF LAD Plucky Colored Woman Attracted By Shrieks, Picks Up Rag, Extinguishing F 1 ames Threatening Boy's Life Because he like Willie Westinghouse Edison Smith of .funny picture fame, is possessed, of an inventive turn of mind, Richard Larsong, eight-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. John F. Larsong of 1215 South St. Francis avenue, is now- confined to bed with, badly burned arms and legs. Although, his life is not in "danger, it will be several weeks before he will be able to run and play like other little boys. Also It may be necessary to graft many square inches of. cuticle on the little boy'a body to replace that burned away. Richard was burned last Saturday in trying to make an automobile out of a gasoline can, several quarts of gasoline and a set of dry storage batteries. He had conceived the idea that those three articjes were sufficient to make an automobile like he has seen many itmes. The three articles produced an explosion, one of the necessary adjuncts of an automobile, but not in the right manner. The little boy was at home with his brothers and sisters. His father was working at the. stockyards and his mother was up-town. The gasoline and can he secured from the Larsong resi dence and. the batteries were found in the back yafl where they had been thrown by a boarder at the Larsong home. He found some wire and connected the batteries. Then he placed the ends of the wires in the can and. when they touched a spark was produced. An explosion followed and burning gasoline was thrown on the boy's clothing, setting, a fire. He began to scream and ran around the house. A colored woman heard the boy scream- ing and ran to his aid. She caught him as he ran around the house and. grabbing an old rug which was lying nearby, wrapped him in it and put out the flames. The flames were not extinguished before the arms and. legs of the boy had been badly burned. His right arm is burned to the elbow and his right leg is burned from the ankle to the knee. Both hips . are burned and also the left hand. The attending physician reports that the boy is out of danger, but it probably will be necessary to graft skin, o VOLCANO IN NORTH END z . Three! Explosions Of Gas Near Plumber Hayes' Wells Interest Gas Company Because the gas "wells" of T. P. Hayes, a plumber, residing at 1549 North St. Francis avenue, continue to flow and gas in sewers in the neighborhood exploded at three different times Sunday, officials of the Kansas Gas and Electric company tested the mains in that vicinity yesterday. The mains were thoroughly examined in June, 1914, when Mr. Hayes first discovered the gas flow, and at that time showed no leakage, but the explosions caused the gas company to get busy with another test. The pressure in his "wells" continued undiminished last night, Mr. Hayes said, although no weak spot was found after twenty-seven joints in pipes had been tested. Mr. Hayes has gas piped to a heater in his living room and. to a range. The first explosion Sunday afternoon, threw the cover of a catch-basin into the air, according to Mr. Hayes, and within two hours a second explosion happened on the opposite side of the street. Both explosions were directly in front of Mr. Hayes' home. The third explosion was at the manhole of a sewer, also In front of the Hayes' home, and happened late in the evening. An inspector of the gas company was sent to the scene, but no more gas could be found. -' o FIFTH GASSER FOR TITUS CO. Out Of Six Wells But One Is Dry Last One Brought In Wednesday For the fifth time out of six trials, drillers on the leases of the Slim Jim Oil and - Gas company of Wichita brought in a gasser late yesterday afternoon. The new gasser is located a little more than a mile north of Augusta and has a flow of 2,000,000 cubia feet daily, being one of the smallest brought in by the Slim Jim company. The well was capped successfully about two hours after the flow was struck, according to J. C. Titus, president of the company. Mr. Titus was at the well when -gas was struck. The fifth well is within a hundred yards of the noTth side of the company's leases and it is believed that the flow is stronger farther south. The first well put down is located near the south line of the leased properties and the pressure of the wells at the south side is stronger than any of the others. The five wells of the Wichita company are producing about 11,500,000 cubic feet per day, all of which is sold to the Wichita Pipe Line company. PERI-VAX EAXDT OX JOB Vrepmr Fine Exhibit tor Visitors s $alrm On the Job during the gathering of threshermen Is the Peru-Van Zandt Implement company of North Water street. Thi8 institution received a car-load ct automobiles by express to show threshers. Its salesrooms yesterday rere visited by larsre numbers of rusi tomers. looking not only at implements, but automobiles. The Jackson Motor company of Missouri has filed suit in the district court against M. R. and A. J. lirken for a jndsrment of $2X1.75. This amount is claimed to be due on a note for $350 Utud on JiUw 37. lfll. CAN'T FIND HUMPHRIES BANK FUND Besides More Than $1500 Insurance Slain Officer Had Neat Sum, Other Officers Believe FIRST DEGREE MURDER CHARGE IS MADE Audy Caplinger's Bullet Made Half Circle In Detective's Head Funeral To Be This Afternoon . Efforts were made yesterday by police officers, acting in behalf .of the widow, to locate the bank account of W. L. Humphries, detective who was shot and killed in the pool hall of Jim Quicks 806 East Douglas avenue, Tuesday afternoon. They were unsuccessful. . Jack Hay, assistant chief of police, made an investigation at every Wichita bank but he was unable to find -a record of any money deposited in the dead officer's "name. That Mr. Humphries must have had funds either on deposit in a bank or in safe keeping elsewhere is the belief of friends. He has received a salary of $90 a month for nearly two years. He was a jgood provider for his family awl often took home presents for his small son, to whom" he was devoted, but he had no expensive habits. Mrs. Humphries was not conversant with his business affairs, it Is said. The Kansas Casualty and Surety company yesterday issued a check for $535 in payment of the accident policy on Mr. Humphries' life, with accumulations. He' had carried the policy seven months, paying $12.50 in premiums. In addition, Mr. Humphries carried a $1,000 life insurance policy in the Pacific Mutual. The premium was paid up until next June and the accumulations amount to $50 additional to the face of the policy. He was an Elk, holding membership in a Denver lodge, and. belonged to the lodge of Masons at Blackwell, Okla. The Masons will hold their ritual service at the grave. The funeral service will be held at Gill's chapel at 2:30 o'clock this after noon. Kev. . J. cnapman, pastor oi Nhe South Lawrence Avenue Christian church, will preach the funeral seT-mon. Masons will take charge after the chapel service. Burial will be at Maple Grove cemetery. ' Chief Kensler and Assistant Chief Hay at the wish of the force will en-J deavor to arrange affairs of the police department so that every officer may attend the funeral. The officers will meet at City hall at 2 o'clock and march in a body. The Elk and Masonic lodges will attend. Eight citizens yesterday tendered the use of their autos for the funeral to C. M. Tucker. C. R. Iewis, superintendent for the street car company, offered the use of a street car.. The police officers provided a large floral star and one of the lodges supplied another star of flowers. Audy Caplinger, whom the officer was attempting to arrest when he met death, is charged with first degree murdeT. The charge was sworn to by W. A. McWaln, detective. The latter traveled with Mr. Humphries on the rounds of criminal investigation. They worked together on many cases, and Mr. McWain was probably closer to the dead officer than- any other member of the department except Chief Kensler. When Dr. W. C. Loomis, county physician yesterday removed the bullet from Mr. Humphries' brain, he found that it had made a half circle inside the skull. The bullet entered the head an inch in front of the top of the Tight ear. "The bullet passed through all four lobes of the brain," said he. "Pieces of the bullet the size of shot had fallen off until only half of the ball remained together." An inquest will be held at 2 o'clock this afternoon by a coroner's Jury. . Detective Sam Offutt had an experience with Caplinger several months ago. Offutt was on his way home after work and he was summoned into a pool hall to arrest Caplinger. "When the officeT approached him Caplinger made a grab for his hip pocket and Offutt struck him over the head, officers say. In the pocket was found a knife. TALK PENSION FOR POLICEMEN YJESS Discussion arose yesterday of the killing- of W. I plainclothes police officer, about the advisability of the city providing' some way to pension widows of officers killed in the performance of their duties or to pension those disabled while on duty. The agitation may grovr into an issue as some very earnest interviews were given yesterday. Arguments in favor of pensions for ,poIice officers were built about the advantage of having peace enforcers, who will know that if they are killed or disabled doing their duty, that their heirs will be, protected. It was claimed that if the officers realized this they would become more efficient and less likely to stand back for fear of depriving a family of a bread winner. It was further argued that policemen would strive to become more expert and adept In the performance of their duties did they know that the city would take care of them in old Constipation a Penalty of Age Nothing is so essential to health in advancing age as keeping the bowels open. It makes one feel younger and fresher and forestalls colds. 'piles, fevers, and other dependent Ills. . Cathartics and purgatives are violent and drastic In action and should be avoided. A mild, effective laxative-tonic, recommended by physicians and thousands who have used It. is the combination of simple herbs with pepsin sold by druggists everywhere under the name of Dr. CaM well s Syrup Pepsin. The price is fifty cents and tne dollar a bottle. For a free trial bottle write to Dr. W. B. Caldwell, 4: Washington i?t, Montl- cello. Ills. THRESHERMEN WELCOM We want to call your attention to our famous semi-annual RED TAG SALE of whieh there are only 3 days remaining. TODAY, TOMORROW and SATURDAY This sale positively closes the 27th instant. We have gone through the stock in every,; department and have made Greater Reductions on everything. Now is your chance to get good, reliable Suits, Coats and Furnishings at the very lowest prices. New Spring Suits, Coats, Shirts and Hats are arriving daily. Drop in and get posted on what "they'll wear." "The Old Reliable Clothiers" HERMAN & HESS SELL, FORj, LESS 223 E. Douglas Ave.. Third Door Wast of Lxwrencs AST IDE 17 Pounds Granulated Sugar -$1.00 11 bars Lenox Soap, at , store, 1. .-.25i Crystal Flour, none better sack, . --$1.90 Russett Potatoes, per bushel 75 and 85t 20 per cent discount on Shoes, 528 East Douglas 1 Dr. R.. D. AMBROSE Desires to Announce the Removal of His Office The NATIONAL DENTAL CO. From 104 West Douglas To 112 East Douglas Over Browns Peerless age or look after them were they to be permanently or temporarily disabled. Accident insurance carried by the city was one means suggested, but a pension system found Its supporters. COMPLAINT AGAINST DAVIS. County Attorney Files Charge Containing Three Count. A complaint changing Otnie Davis proprietor of a drug store at 81S East Douglas avenue, and Lee Lloyd, his We Recommend That You Uso if 93" HairTonic Dockum Drusr Co.. Ill E. Douglas Ave, Dockum Drug Co.. 400 E. Douglas Ave. Dunn Merc. Co. SIX STORES SAME PRICE AT EACH STORE No. 1724-726 North Main Street. No. 2 1201 South Lawrence Avenue. No. 3920 East Douglas Avenue. No. 4 1022 West Douglas Avenue. No. 52147 North Lawrence Avenue. No. 6 1563 South Water Street. 17 Pounds Granulated Suar Sl.OO: 11 Best Brands Flour, . sack . S2.00! 2? Sack Cornel ------SOOj Half Box Soda Crackers, 10 pounds' net 70 C 25c Package Oatmeal 15cH 2 Pounds Red, AYhite or Yellow Onion Sets 15H Red River Minnesota Early Ohio Seed Potatoes, bu. 95 Best Kentucky Blue Grass, pound, 20c ; two pounds 35c All Kinds Bulk Garden Seeds CASKETS MARKED IN PLAIN FIGURES "We are independent of the funeral directors' combine formed for the purpose of charging extortionate prices for funeral goods and services. Every casket in our display rooms is marked in rlatn flrures and our price- will save vou at least one-half on any grade; casket you wish to buy. Our policy insures you a square deal rich or toorf in vou'r hour of bereavement, and thei Quality In the casket to which sou are! entiled at the price yon pay. Oar tl9 I HlacK Hroacieiotn tai ie sam; as has heretofore been sold by the j trust dealers from 155 to 1160. Ve sell all better grades at the same pro-i portionate prices. Our casket rooms are j open to vour inspection at all times. We invite investigation and would be - - 11 t ; A A Vawa V TriYi!-irp at showing every roiritr. ! r - . j- . V t 9tl i - in the rttv throusn our aifpiay rooms. ( to demonstrate to them -xactiy; what we are doSns, In a verr fw moments j we can Alifv the most skeptical that t we are doing exactly we advertise jrivinr the same quality at less than, half the price. j WICHITA UKDERTIKIHS CO. J. M. nownc, FMaerml rwrtr j Pfco JMarke Cnaer Oevela4, mm Il. j - - I y ff 4 rtaata fa the Mate j RABEE Fresh Eggs, dozen-- 20 Good Coffee, pound- 12M: Good- Salmon, can ; -10 2 10c Pkgs. Ralston Pancake flour 15 All Onion Sets, pound -7 Good Round Steak, lb. 15 Rubber Goods and Blankets Phone 413 Market clerk, with selling intoxicating liquors and maintaining a nuisance was (lied in the district couTt Wednesday by Ross McCormlck, county attorney. The complaint contains three counts.- AUTOMOBILE ROAD-MAPS "Why not get a. good auto Road Map, showing all the routes in the different states ' when planing your trip, when you can get one at 2 5c at TODAY 5 ATTRACTIVE N0YELTIES-5 ' HEADED BY TCOHA'S SEVEN INDIANS SEBASTIAN. MERRILL & CO. PARK, ROME & FRANCIS MURIEL ANDREWS TOSSING AUSTINS ANITA STEWART In -Th Ktrht Oirf NEXT WEEK-MONDAY OLIVE VAIL Late Star of "Mi Nobody from Starlaad." 4 OTHER ACTS-4 Last Chapter MILLION DOLLAR MYSTERY NINETEENTH EPISODE OF M I PAULINE Only One More Episode 3 OTHER GOOD PHOTO PLAYS S T A'R Tie iot fcr the movj A Big Bargain Ever Day 5c Admission 5c We Invite You to Visit Our Store During The Remainder Of This Week - - COFFEE AND CAKES SERVED FREE Valuable China Souvenir. With Purchases The following prizes will be awarded Saturday at 9 p. el to the ladies who visit our store during this demonstration: First prize Doz. Tiffany Photographs, value $15.00 Secondprize Electric Purcolater, value $10.00 Third prizeAluminum Pureolater, value $2.50 Fourth prize Package of Coffee - $1.00 Our coffees and teas will please yen. Be our guest at the Colonial Theatre next Friday and next Monday. Secure tickets at the demonstration table any day this week. VEIGAND TEA & COFFEE CO. Leaders in High-Grade Coffees, Teas, Spices and Extracts New Location, 120 North Market Street Coffee made in an electric purcolater furnished by Kansas Gas and Electric Co. Crackers and cakes served are made in Wichita and furnished by Western Biscuit Co. LIGHT FOUR 31050 Full Floating Axis Timken Bearings Crown Fenders You Cannot Find Studebaker Quality Except at a Higher Price. Branch Station GOODYEAR TIRES Dealers' Account Kansas Motor Car Co. 228-230 South Lawrence Avenue TOOD AY MATINEE 2:30-TONIGHT 0:16 H. H. 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