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READ NEWS WANT ADS EVERY DAY. THE HUTCHINSON NEWS Final Edition VOL. L1I1. TWELVE PAGES. (Established July 4, 1872) SWINDLER KING TOOK MILLIONS; BUT IS CAUGHT Leo Kortez Walked Away with $2,000,000 in Handbag-. A PANAMA DEAL LEO KORETZ Miating Chicago Confidence Man was Living High at Halifax. Chicago. Nov. it. I.co Koretz, "the king of swindlers." and "peer of nil confidence men," will be re" turned hero the latter part of .this week, or soon thereafter In explain the mysteries of hi« illsuiip^tiriiin-r? * with millions of dollars or pront- lnent Chlcugnans and others, ivlui had given him f -J funds in Invent in n mythical Buy- nno river syndt- cute in Panama which ho claims to lie ti $1,000.000 corporation, This announcement was made through State's Attorney Robert E. Crowe's office. Last night, he received word of the arrest of Ko- retis at Halifax, Nova Scotia. Took Two Millions Along Koretz, with $2,000,000 in cash In a handbag disappeared eleven mouths ago, leaving his *ifo and family and other relatives and many friends with nothing more •tangible than worthiest) receipt.'! 'or certificates In his Unyano corporation which was Identified after ho left, here as the "Hayn.no iiiinule." Koretz, in Halifax, had assume*! the poise and popularity which 'made him a favorite hero, and wllh which he cultivated many of his clients.' Arriving at Brookfleld, a 4'Ulmrb of Halifax, he purchased a home, improved it to a value cit ^riJ.uOU and named In "Pinohursl." He Was Living High. "I'm a retired business man," he told his re* friends, wlio knew hint ns Lou Key to. He took an Interest in civic affairs, spent money lavishly. Ills suavity anil generosity brought many friends, to whom he explained that ho was In yoor health and had been advised to move to Nova Scotia. Koretz grew a beard, expluluing It was necessary to cover a scar \ hlch resulted from an Infected jaw. While Wife Worked Out. Mrs. Koretz, for the past few months has worked In an envelope addressing firm, as a coal sulos- 'iady and other employment, continually expressing belief that her husband was not guilty of any intentional wrong doing. At the time of Koretz' disappearance when friends were Insisting on dome report or ueeouiitiiin. of their funds lie arranged a party to 3'anama, , paying all expenses. While tho party was In 1'anama, Koretz fled from Chicago. Koretz was confronted by assistant State's Attorneys .lohn Shar- uaro, and William McSwiggln, In a hotel in Halifax Sunday night. Ho was tho same Jovial, debonair sportsman, a bit move distinguished looking, with his whiskers trimmed In Spanish style, and did not fleejrn dismayed when told hi; was under arrest, a telegram to .Mr. Crow said. "All right, boys, I'll go will) you. You won't have any trouble with inc." he told his captors. Koretz had Joined many clubs, including the Hoynl Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron, and was reported to tie a retired millionaire. Hr "wiyj scheduled to make un uiidress In a church, accord lug to word received here. Led Double Life. •" Koreu nut only fooled his friends In matters of money, police *!ind county officials hero said immediately nfter his disappearance, hut -led a double life, having associated with other women whom ho also visited frequently. All apartment lu which Mrs. Jessie Taggart made her home, was found to be kept hy Koretz, Soon after he left here, she wus found in Calcutta, India, penniless. Koretz drew no line in investments, It also developed, even permitting his mother, brothers ami sisters to Invest in the Buyuno bubblo. He made some payments to them, but finally took all their available cash. What they had gained and ro-invested they sacrificed to meet some of his obligations. HUTCHINSON, KANSAS, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 192? NO. 12 j. An Era Of Prosperity Is Ahead For Everyone Den Moines, la., Nov. 24.—The United SlatOB Is just entering n new era of prosperity, In the Judgment of E. T. Meredith, editor of Successful Farming, and former secretary of agriculture. "The readjustment of the farmer's business Is nearly completed." said Mr. Morodlth. "In four years the total farm income has increased 1 at the rale of one and one-half billion dollars each year, from twelve Ullllnn In 11121 to sixteen billion in 192H, and to seventeen and ono-helf billion In 1924. "This Increase in spending money Is distributed In all farm sections, with tho larger part of the increase going to farmers In the northern states, extending from Ohio vo Nebraska, Better for Farmer. "There being approximately five hundred million acres of farmed In ml in the United States, this Increased Income for 11124 gives the farmers an additional three dollars an acre uvc-r 1023, "There is no question in my mind that so far as fundamental condl- Hoiis are concerned, business during the next 12 months will show an Increased activity. "Agriculture being fundamental, hen the farmer spends a dollar ill town, he starts a chain of purchases lu the city which determines Hie volume of city holiness. "If the new wealth taken from the soil In a given season gins to farmers a larger purchasing power than tho year previous, It is not the aggregate amount, of these purchases on the farmer's part that makes the volume of bimlnoss-. but It Is the additional series of trades which it causes In the city. Will Affect All Lines. "The turiM'T has his dollar but once, but the city man passes It through five, BIX or seven hands, going from the retnll purchaser to the retailer, from tho retailer to the wholesaler, wholesaler lo Ihe niiinufacturer, manufacturer to the laborer, and laborer back to the TO USE SURPLUS FOR A BONUS TO SPANISH VETS Bill Asking Appropriation of World War Bonus. NEED A MILLION K. T. S1KKF.U1TH reiniler. It is only when some possessor of the dollar spends it for food that the chain is broken. More Purchasing Power. "For this reason, the total purchasing power of farmers Is a factor of the most vital Importance to business and labor; they are both to be congratulated that for the year 1024 the farmer* of America will have considerably more purchasing power, in other words, more means to start these chains of purchases than they have had in any recent year. "Reports of sales from distributors of merchandise In farm sections show that farmers have already Htarted the ball rolling. This new buying energy will naturally retard the tendency to depression In large mercantile centers. ".My prediction is for increased business in all lines for at least the first six months of 1825, and. I base it wholly upon the Increased purchasing power of the farmer." Could Be Appropriated Without Vote of People, is Contention. Kansas City, Kan.. .Nov. 21.—A bill asking that a fund be appropriated for ihu payment, of a | bonus to Kansas veterans of the I Spanish-American war, is being I prepared by tho Kansas depart- i moot of tho Veterans of Foreign ' Wars, It was announced at. headquarters of Hie organization here today. The fund, totaling approximately $1,000,000, could he dlverleil from the .<51.5O0.Otin left from the world war veterans' bonus, Frank Strickland, state comniandor of the V. F. W., said today. The proposed bonus would pay the Spanish war veterans on the sumo basis ns those of the world war. A fund of $1,000,000 would be sufficient, Mr. Strickland said, ami It could bo appropriated without, a vote of the peopled The bill will bo presented to tho next Kansas legislature, which meets In January, it was. said. Au amendment to authorize a bonus for the Spanish war veterans was defeated In the November i election. - CONVINCED HIS BRIDE IS VICTIM OF FOUL MURDER The Oldest Engineer in America Ends Life's Run A Southwestern Player Near Death Wuinogu, Kan., Nov. 24.—SI. D. Smith, aged 04 yours, for SO years a .locomotive engineer on tho L'nkn Pacific system and Its predecessor, the Kansas Pacific, in Kansas, was laid to rest here yesterday. He was the oldest living Union Pacific, employe, r in all pliability was the oldest locomotive jn- gineer In the United States at the time of his il th. 1-lnginecr Smith came to Kansas In lS'.if>, ou leaving the Union army where he servy* during the civil war, and he took a position riming an engine on the old Kansas Pacific railroad. At that time Lawrence was the terminus of the k\ P. lie ran engines on the Kansas Kansas City and Junction City, and for a number of years between Junction City and Ellsworth. SI. U. Smith WHS the last of the old-time pioneer engineers of Kansas. K. was a man of tho highest character, but lie kept the respect of the lough cleni'ent which In the. early days infested the railroad terminals. Ho was not on^y a man of the highest character, but was regarded as one of the best locor.ic'ive engineers on the Union Pacific .system. ^ O. P. BYERS PAYS TRIBUTE TO VETERAN ENGINEER. M. 1). Smith, who was lnid at rest yesterday at Waniego, was at ono time a locomotive engineer out ot Hutchinson. He pulled the passenger trains on tho Union Pacific In 1S0O when the U. P. trains ran Into Hutchinson over the Bock Island tracks from .McPherson. O. P. flyers, president of the Wichiia Northwestern railway, knew Sir. Smith personally, having railroaded with him years ago on the old Kansas .'aclfic. "A finer man nmer lived." Sir. liver.-; declared today. "He was a man ot the very .ligliest character. Hack in the pioneer days of railroading, especially In western Kansas, there were many tough characters. Hut. Smith ulwuys held the respect of all. "It was common In The early days to find a jug of whiskey !n the engine cab, and in the baggage car and the caboose. 11 was the usual thing lo find liquor In the engine cabs. But Smith would never tolerate whiskey. He was an outstanding character in that respect, nud one of tho few men who took that stand at that time." SIMPLE FUNERAL FOR MRS. HARDING Egyptian Crisis Is Greatly Eased London, Nov. 24.— The evacuation or the Sudan by the Egyptian tinny has been begun, says an agency dispatch from Cairo this afternoon. "That the Egyptian crista has been greatly eased by the reslgna- •'lion of Premier Zagloul Pasha is the view understood to have prevailed at nn hour and a Uulf's session of the cabinet called llils noon **io consider Iho Kgyptian reply to till: Hrilh.li demands. v Orders Warship There. London, Nov. 21. The udiiii.'. .- ty bus ordered the siipur-dread- naught Iron Duke lo Alexandria, '.Kgypt. the battleship Malaya, lo Port Said and the cruiser Caradoo, tad two destroyers to the Sudan. Dignified Honors Marked the Services at Obsequies this Afternoon. (J;y Til.. As-sociat.-.l Tr.-r.'l Marion. ().. Nov. 21,— This Ohio city, which has known the heights or' joy ami . urii.w since 1920, today participated lu the la;.t scene iu the life of Sirs. Warren U. Harding, widow of tho late president. Shortly after 2 o'clock this afternoon, Sirs. Harding's body was bonn over the samo route as that traversed by the funeral cortege ot tho twenty-ninth, president of the Culled States, to Sfnrlo- cemetery and luld to rest. At 1:30 tho body was taken from the home of Sirs. F. .1. Longshore, a niece, to Kpworih SI. K. church, whore the Rev. Jesse Swank. .Mrs. Harding's pastor and old friend of the Harding family, had -charge'of tho brief services. The Rev. Swank read portions of the scripture, after which the Kov. Cleorgo W. Landes, pusto- of Trinity llaptlst church, of which Sir. Harding was n mc.nber. offered a short prayer. Services at the church were started by tile Columbus, t)., Itcpnblican i.'lec club, singing "The Bud of a Perfect. Day," a favorite of the former first ludy of the land. After Uev. Laudea' prayer, Dr. Swank delivered the funeral sermon and tho cortege then moved to the cemetery, where the regular committal service was read by Mr. Swank, with the benediction pronounced hy the rtev. Liuides. Simple, but dignified, honors marked the sci'vires. The guard of 2" soldiers who have been on duly in. the Harding t, nib since the death of President Harding, acted as mi escort to tho body, and they were augmented by 100 men and officers ordered hero from Fort Hayes, at Columbus, by President Coolidgo, Winfleld. Kan., Nov. 24.—Kdison Ogrosky, fullback on tho Southwestern college football team, was nenr death today in a local hospital. He was injured in the Bethany-Southwestern game here laBt Tuesday and underwent, an operation for an Internal Injury. His Injury is a severe blow to the Southwestern basketball five, as Coach Bates -.vlll have to develop two guards as Osrosky played ono guard position and the other was made vacant by graduation ot Boyd Smith. Brookhart Wins By 755 Votes Des .Moines. la., Nov. 24.—Senator Smith Brookhart won his contest, for ihe United Status senate with Daniel F. Steck, Democrat, in the recent election by 755 votes and will be certified for the office by the state executive comic!!, Ray Johnson, secretary of the council announced today after the official canvass ot the vote. Upper left—Dean Wheeler. Upper Hlght—Sirs. Wheeler- their cabin in Minnesota's north woods. Clearwater, Kan., Nov. 24.—The body of Sirs. Dean Wheeler, a former Clearwater girl, and a bride of less, than a month, who was found dead, with a butcher kulfe sticking In her body, in a cabin In the Slinnesotn woods, was brought hero, to her girlhood home, for burlnl yesterday, "I am convinced my wife was murdered; no other explanation can be offered for her tragic death." declared the husband, who brought, his bride's body back to Kansas. Mrs. SVheeler, aged 20, was found dead in the cabin ot Carl Hageu, an aged trapper with whom the Wheelers were staying. At first, •Wheeler thought bis wife had met an accidental death. Disproved Accident Theory. But when a scalp wound was found by the undertaker while he was preparing t lie body for shipment hack to Kansas. SVheeler and others changed their mituls. When found, Mrs. Wheeler was lylu^.on her bnck, while Ihe head wound was on the forehead. A hone had been cracked. Tho Wheelers left here to prove up a claim in Ihe Northwest Angle country, just, a short distance from the Canadian line. The husband wus helping llaguii run lb" traps at the time ot the tragedy. When they returned to Ihe cu.bin they found Sirs. Wheeler dead, a butcher knife plunged into her left side. She Was Healthy Sirs. Wheeler owned much land I near Clearwater, the value of '; which was enhanced by tho bringing lu of an oil well in that viclu- \ it.y. She was a lover of tho out- ; doors, spending much ot her time ! in the open. I Wheeler was accompanied on i his journey back to Kansas by i his father, L. T. Wheeler of Perk, • and Mrs. Wheeler's sister, Sirs, j Loo Uolslugtoii of SlcPhet -Son. The | train was met at the station by scores of relatives, .More than 1,200 persons attended the funeral nt the Baptist church at Clenr- wataer yesterday. Back to Seek Slayer SVlieele'r may return to the Miu- nesota wilds to help hunt down the murderer. l.ee HoislngloR, brother-in-law of Sirs. Dean Wheeler, is of tho opinion that no new evidence pointing away from accidental death has been found, basing hts belief on failure of the Minnesota authorities to-hold the remains. Washburn Sororiiy House Is Burned Topeku, Kan.. Nov. 21. Nino Washburn College glrK member* Of the Zeta Tau Alpha Sor. ortty, were driven from their homo on the college campus yesterday afternoon hy a fire which almost destroyed the house. Tho blaze started in the attic and had demolished the roof and most of the second floor before if wus extinguished. -Miss Helen Schlog -1 of Ahi lene and .Miss Deborah Krmidull ot Wellington, Ion virtually all their clothing. Slost ot the furnishings were saved by students, although much daniai-o was done by water. The house was bull 1 in the SOs by tho late Peter SlacYloar. second president, of Washburn, anil was for a long pencil (ho president's home. The girls are beinn; house in the collect, dormitory, Uenton Hall. HERE'S HOW TO BE HAPPY THO MARRIED Advice by Judge Sabath, Based on 10,000 Divorce*. MARRIAGE "DONTS" EVIDENCES OF A CRIME ARE FOUND Bit of Tissue and Dark Stains that May be Blood, in Parsonage. Kansas Lawyers | Dance at Church; Hold a Meeting! Plays Tom-Tom Death Was Sudden. Cuzenova, X. Y., Nov. 24.— Charles Stebblns Fairchlld. S2. secretary of the treasury under President Cleveland, died suddenly at his home here today. WEATHER] UNION LABOR TO BE NON-PARTISAN A. F. of L. Convention Turns Down Proposal to Form New Political Party. >'l'.y Tie; .\K'.K-i;it v ,l Vl L ^-:l Lll'i.io. Tex.. Nov. 24.—The au-j mini convention ot Ihe American] Federation of Labor today rejected b.. an overwhelming majority proposals for the support of a now- political party and reaffirmed adherence to a policy ot strict-nonpartisan political activity. "Our non-partisan political policy does not imply that wo shall ignore the existence or attitudes of political parties. It does intend that labor proposes to use all parties and he used by noue," announces the resolution adopted. Opposition to governmental invasion of Industry as a guiding policy of ihe American Federation of Labor was approved today by the convention. The convention accepted without debate a sentence of the oxecutivo council's report declaring that "Industry must find Its own through the difficulties with which it is beset, or face the allernuiivo or state intrusion which must 'inevitably lead lu Wurciiiicraej and breakdown." ''Democracy cuuiiul come iuio industry through the stale," ihe report said. CHAS. CHAPLIN TO WED LITA GREY, IS REPORT, Kansas —Fair tonight and Tuesday; somewhat warmer Tuesday in north portions. Oklahoma — Tonight, fair, freezing; Tuesday fair, not so cold. Snow at Topeka. Topeku, Kan., Nov. 24.—A light snow, the first of the season here, begad falling shortly before nine o'clock this morning. Tho temperature rested slightly below the {reeling point after a sudden drop ushered in yesterda ' by a strong northwest wind. Ice at Pittsburg. Pitisburg. Kan.. Nov. 21.—The first snow ot the season beg-in railing here nt 11 o'clock this morning. ICT was formed early this morning, tho first of the sea- Snow at Fort Scott, Fort Scott, Kan.. Nov. 24.—SYlth the temperature. 2H degrees above zero, tho first snow of the s.ensou began falliug here at .10 o'clock this morning. Snow at Parsons. Parsons, Kan,, Nov. 24.—Snow has been falling fitfully all morlng and this afternoon became a steady fall driven by a strong north wltul. The thermometer registered below freezing most of the day. This is tho first snow of Ihe season. Independence, Kan., Nov. ^4-• Courts of Kansas were, compelled to curtail activities, if not to adjourn altogether, «:n'. clients wen having a difficult, time finding at: toruey.s toilay, for most of them are here attending the forty-second annual convention of tho Kansas Bar Association. The Kansas lawyers inaugurated their two day ses; sions this morning. Dumont Smith on Program. Committee. reports occupied much ot tho day's session, am! n n..mber will be heard tomorrow. The reports included legislation, by Chairman Robert Stone of Topolia; a plan for integration of state and local bar associations, Charles II. Hunt, Concordia; Americanization and citizenship, F. Dumont Smith. Hutchinson; legal education. Ben F. llogler, Wichita; ethics, Fred Robertson, Kansas City, Kan.; revised criminal code, Judge \V. C. Harris, Emporia; plan to place portraits ot supreme court, justices in tho state house court room at Topeka, LI, A. Valentine, clerk of the .-eipromo court; local associations, i). O. Oshorne, Stockton; amend- iveni of laws. Jiuluo Thomas Klein',;. Wichita; memorials, Charles K. Cory, Fort Scott; continuing statutes revision, Payne II. Kutner, Parsons. New York, Nov. 24.— In defiance of Bishop Manning of the Protestant Kpiscopa! church of New York, dancing has been resumed at St. Shirks-itt-the-Boiiwrio. .-V ritual service was hold yesterday wii.li American Indians iu war- pal h regalia, dancing, singing and praying while the organ played like a torn torn. Last March al'ier "Knrythmlc services" by barefoot, girls and "aboriginal rites." Bishop Manning deprived tho church of Kpiscopal visitation ninf ministration and St. Slnrk's discontinued Us unique services. After the services yesterday the Rev. Hr. Win. Norman titulu'ie, rector of the church, said Hint he had had ' no Intimation from Bishop .Mamilii; that be disapproved of the Indian program. He stated, however ' that even had Bishop Manning objected, "tho program would have had to go ou us scheduled just the same." "I am not trying to start a controversy witli Bishop .Manning,' the rector continued, "but. this is my parish, and 1 shall be guided by the dictates of my conscience.'' Columbus, Ohio, Nov. 24.—A bit ot tissue, 1 lint uuiy have been scraped from the body of a human and dark stains which may be blood spots were found in the parsonngo of Christ Kvangelleal church in Bexley today by County Prosecutor John n. King and assistants, who are seeking to solve tho mysterious death of Mrs. Addle Sheatsley, 50, whose body, practically cremated, was found In the furnaeo ot the house n week ago by her husband, the Ilev. I'. V. Sheatsley. AiuhorliU:s who today were making u minute examination of the interior of tho dwelling also discovered a number of finger marks. The bit of tissue was found on a step leading to the cellar and Ihe supposed blood stains were poled on tile asbestos wrapping of a heat eonduct, just above the furnace door. Sir. King said. Both specimens will be examined.by Chemist Long and Dr. II. SI. Brundago, a pathologist. In an effort, to determine if they came from the body of a. human being. A jar lid containing about halt an onnco of blood was found this afternoon In the fruit closet of tho home of Rev. Sheatsley. The jar lid was Inverted in a basket, containing a number of other lids. A burlap hag containing spots believed to be blood was also found in a vacant lot about 200 feet from the Sheatsley home. Brown spots on a stall rug In front ot the kilchen door, a small cloth appearing to lie an Iron holder and nn old pair of trousers all heuring stains were found and taken hy the prosecutor and his aids for examination. One phase of the investigation was cleared up today when a bottle containing acid which had haea missing since Sirs. Sbeatley'n death was found intact in a medical cabinet in the home, Clarence, tho younger of her two sons-, previously reported that tho bottle was missing. j Tips to Husbands and Wires, ! From Experience of 10,000 Broken Homes. j »lly 'I'!"- AMK""',nt*-l l*re»»> I Chicago, Nov. 24.--T"n thousan•: I divorce rase^ which he haa dlspo*- led of within the last four years, j were the basis ot odvien on sue; cessful mania?,-' 'n an a.|dr»«i b' | Judge Joseph Sahalh 'it the supfl* • lor court, Chicago, befora th- Unlversity ot Mlrhlgan slumnl cHi' of Uhicago to-doy. The serins of divorce. h« said starts !n the hearts of tho coup',long before their wedding da) This was Judge Sabath'a adviou! Tips to Husbands, "To tho husband 1 would sayi "Slake your wife a real partner "Discuss your business problem" witti her. "Take her into your confidence "llavo children or adopt aoino. "Supply your wife with sufficient funds to maintain tho household. "Work together, play together and grow up together, and shar** i-espouslbilli ies and pleasures silks. Tips for Wives. "To the wile: "Do not allow yourself to b» treated as a weak dependent lttt.1-* thing. "Re not afraid to mil your haud<. "He not afraid ot tha really bia thine, in lite, motherhood, ".Make your husband assumo tha responsibility of your homo life In cooperating with you, beyond financing it. "Do not make fun and tease yonr husband by Idlo flirtations, for you do uot realize that you are. stirring a fire that niny eventually destroy you, "More than anything else, your husband wants to bo the one man in your lite. Ho wants your undivided affections. Show him tha-t ha lias I!. And Tips to Both. "To both I would say: "Avoid heated quarrels. Do not cover up little differences until they accumulate. Speak out frankly to each other and stick to It. until you reacli an agreement. "Differences sbonli' bo settled each day. "Sympathy, good humor, and s deslro for mutual undersLindlog arc the supporting plliaru of the homo. "One of the fixed rules of overv household should bo: Good humor on parting in tho morning, and a cheerful meeting In tho evening, "Careful intention to the breakfast is sometimes a helpful thing, too. "If a man and woman find ft absolutely Impossible to llvo together In harmony, it. Is s good plan for them to live apart a" month or more." Finally Admit the Negro Children 7^Cheert%IQieriilij Los Angeles, Nov. 21.—Charles Chaplin, motion picture comedian, reported in Mexico City dispatches , as expected at (iiiayuuis, a Mexican '. west coast port, fo marry Lita ; Grey, movie actress, passed through: Yiiuin, Ariz,, bound for Uunyinu-*.' late lust night. Chaplin refused to discuss re-j ports thut he was to marry Miss Grey, but admitted he was going to Mexk'o, I I lose illusions one by on*. |And see bene«.th th« surP».ce flitter; But though it's sometimes quite shocli |The truth should never nre-Ue. me bitter . CHEAPER GAS FOR WICHITA INDUSTRIES Wichita. Kan.. Nov. 24.—-A. C. Fletcher and associates, oil und gas operators of the Deed Creek and Blackwell fields in Oklahoma, ere here today ill an effort to make negoiiatlons for "wholesale distribution of gas in large Wichita industrial concerns at a rate of from IS to 22 cents a ihousaiid cubic teet," says tho Wichita Beacon. Tho rate now charged IndiiHtrial concerns hero during, the summer months is 2.1 cents a 'thousand. ! NEW DIVISION FOR THE MISSOURI PACIFIC. IVtleyyill'-. Kan.. N.r, " 1 'Creation ui' a in-w openilihg di \i< .-ion of ihe Sti^sluri Pacific rail ' rodu was announced today. ! Tho new division will be formed j of parU of the present Arkansas- i Memphis and Louisauu divisions I and will be known as thu Little; ! iloek division with headquarters j | at SlcQehee, Ark. R. A. Biimm.j inspector of transportation. In St.i Louis, will he promoted 10 super- ioieiiden; of tbe new division. ' Lovett Resigned. j WuMllllglOtl, .\oV. 21. U'llell 11. Lovett of llllnoi.-. a**;rtant aiu.r- ney general, repre-cuUng the df-. partment of Justice in the court, of' claims, bus reilsued. ellecllvoi December L j Topeka, Kan., Nov. 21.—Thu admission of negro children lo the high school In district No. PS. Anna, Crawford totinly. resulted today in the disiuiss-a! by agreement of a mandamus suit long pending against the diMi'iot school board. Sirs. Amanda Richards hail brought mandamus proeeedings in (he supreme court. alicitinK liutl negroes were excludeii from the school. The court today found that, they are now being admitted "because of this litigation" and therefore dismissed the case, ordering the school board lo pay the (d.tiiitli'i s almrney' and tile couri '"its. Bounc! and Gagged Druggist and Wife L ^Wellce, Kuij., XOV. Ul.— '1 Wo unmasked bundltu bound und gast^d Charles S. Wilson, a druggist, and his wife In tbe back uf their uturo here Sunday night and robbed tho store. C. W. Sirsffoii, another druggist who entere <t to see Wil -o-l While t h" rob!n-l\ U'llS ill [ironre.--, w.v; also leauni -nel L-.-,;'^i -d :ind a woman '.vh,» ^.iu!--f ii> hu> :i io ^iiig--- uuiup wv .s .ti-.i 1 ed else... here by the. robber-. I'i,..-v g.jl JHi'i and Wilson's watch. Divssi!* are IKIUKUL by the pound and bread by th» yard ju Japan. Schoolboy Bandits Took a Girl Along Houston, Tex., Nov. 24.—Six boys ere still lit custody today and a .17 year old girl is being questioned, ns police continued a round-lip of alleged "jelly bean bandits" begun late Friday night, a ter a 17 year old boy was shot to death during an attempted hold up. Three boys face charges ot highway robbery and two ot safe cracking, Tbe girl was laken to police headquarters yesterday after tho funeral of tho slain boy bundi' w-bo was Iter "sweetheart," and during (he course of questioning she. io!d officers that she went with two of th boys iu question en one hold up party "to gel a thrill." Sbo said she did not, participate in tho hold up, but was left in a ear while they went 200 yards up tho road to rob a man. Warren Declines; Curtis to Advance Wa^hingt '.Ml. \u\. Z 1. - .Seualor Warren. Republican, W .coining, who was in line for the senate Republican floor leadership under the seniority rule, announced today that he would not accept the post and asserted the bob. f that, Senator Curtis, Republican, Kansas, the party whip, wotilfl be advanced to the post. DOUBLE WEDDING IN , PASTOR'S AUTOMOBILE. i 'nine il Illnrfs, I,' . Nov. 21.-- V double wl-ildlng at a lolu-ly spot here at :i o'cluck ibis morning, united William 11, Campbell und Miss Nellio Luclle Walker, both of Plana, Kan., and Harry (.'. Keld, OuHhtll, Kun., und silss Leona Anita Walker, sister uf Campbell's bride. The weddings took place in the • automobile of the Rev. C. \V. Sav- f a -ie. '.i poi-ioruieil the e.T---i,<'iiv. Banker Released on Bent, Kansas City. Nui '.' I • !•>-.',' . I II. Carl, ple.i'leli! iu.. eh, -i d 1 CeiHropOliS Ball!.. V..'- le!>;t.-e .l on ; $. r i0,'xji» bond ilii* sfn-ni.ion ou j charges of forgery .'.iii eiuiiez /h-- Bandits Wreck Train In Mexico .Mexico City, NOT. 24.-—Rati way and telegraph communication between Mexico City and Juarez, is interrupted in consequence of tile capture, and wrecking of a freight train at Conejos station, be tween Torreu and Chihuahua, last Friday, by outlaws under the lead ershlp of Knillo Esplno. a farmer follower of the late Puncllo Villa. The locomotive was thrown Into a ravine, several of the cars wen burned and two cars wer^ Beni running wild down the track. Troops bnvo been dispatched M' pursuit of ihe outlaws. Aged Persons Make First Confessions Wichita. Kan.. Nov. 24.—Three old settlers of southern Kansas made their "first confession of faith" yesterday, when they Joined the Trlnitv M-tlindlst Episcopal church here. The Rev. P. H Chap- pelr-ar, pallor of ihe church uaul it was the first time in the history of bis pulpit thai three, aged per- si -is were taken into the church on the siinie day. They aro Sirs. Julia Lelschardt. 85; Mrs. Mary A. Miles. 83, and John II. Simlson, ill, all of Wichita. GUN BATTLE IN A SUBURBAN ROADHOU8B. Chicago, Xor. —One man hi <!e-id. r.vo others seriously wound• •ii, prohably fatally, ard another believed shot, :IA ib rf result of a gun buitlo y.-sier,i.i> morning In the Hawthorne inn roaduous* .at Cicero. Eddie TJUCI, owner uf thu r*sort, farmer pugilist, was shot to death. WEATHER AND ROADS Kuti^as City—Cloudy, roads good. l -.'.iiPMt -ia - -Cloud:,-, roads good. s.-iin.i - Ch.eh, ;-oud,-. good. i ,.•(,,.-vii;.-—clear, roads good. ; I'.itibui'g — Char, roads good. | irkiimw Ciiy- Fair, roads good i'hlta-—Clou ly, roads good, j tiltawa—Part ciu'.i.ly, toads good. J l'oyeka—Suow, roads good*

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