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READ NEWS WANT ADS EVERY DAY. THE HUTCHINSON NEWS VUL. LIU. TWELVE PAGES. (ElUbliih(d July 4. 1872) HUTCHINSON, KANSAS, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 1024 NO. 123. EGYPT APPEALS TO LEAGUE FOR SUCCOR Wants League of Nation* to Make England "Lay Off." TROOPS KEEP MOVING Lord Allenby Is Handling Situation And England Shows No Intention of Leaving Egyptians Alone. (Hy The Asa.',lated ITPH«) Geneva, Nov. 26.- -A telegram of protest against ihu British action In Egypt, following tho nssusslmi- tlon of the sirdar. Sir Lee Slack, was received today by the secretariat n[ tlm League or Natlo.m from tho Egyptian purllamout, under tHe slgnutu're of the president, of that bod.v. Tho text indicates that a similar comintinlcntlou bus been forwarded to all the world parliaments The telegram does not request intervention by the league, but is confined to an exposition of tho differences with F.ngland from the standpoint of tho Egyptian new government's policy. Troop Movements. While the movements of any British troops, toward Egypt have been temporarily suspended, the troops actually wlth'n Egyptian l.oundaries are constantly moving! towards and about tho> tlon points at Cairo and Alexandria. ' British tro.-ps are being marched through the (streets of Cairo daily in accordance with tho British custom in similar cases in near eastern territories based on experience us tc tho best, means .if deterring would-be rioters. Lord Allenby Informed tho homo government that were three battalions of troops now in Cairo, that they were marched through the streets latn lust night nnd would probably be ordered out again today. Suppress Disturbances, The strike, of students and some of tho public employes aro continuing but it stntod they will probably be suppressed by the new cabinet. Tito minor disturbances and secret meetlnuK which have occurred so far aro asserted to have been Inspired by the students but itt«y havu not assumed any Important consequences. Tho Egyptian and British authorities are refraining from making any unnecessary arrests, although .martial law Is expected to be proclaimed lit the first Instanro of any •widespread disorders. The school authorities in some cases navo Issued doniajids thut the students return immediately to their work but these have not proved effective. Much Criticism. The wldo criticisms of the British actions regarding Egypt which liavo boen printed In newspapers throughout the continent are IU In any way taken by British officials as representing the attitude of tho foreign governments nor a., inspired by th^m nnd the fcugfeosllons that tho matter should he. referred j to the League of Nations urn not believed to bo seriously considered fry any of tni> powers iuj N-.o present ' situation Is thought to hi: regarded 1).- all of them to be the concern of tho protectoratu power, as In the cose of tho other North African protectorates. France Must Keep Out. As far na Prance Is concerned it is pointed out that, both franco and England are hound by tho agreement of llim In which each agreed not to interfere with tho other's sphere of Influence In Egypt and Tunis, respectively. So far so intimation has been officially made in any foreign quarter that the question of tho dlf- teronce between England * and l Egypt should he Bent to tiie League. The Egyptian governments, past nnd present, never have tnkon such action nnd the compbiliitK communicated to tho secretariat of thu ''league are declared bore to have coma only up to the preseut time from tho group of Egyptian deputies know ae forming the parliamentary association. • Not MemDer Anyhow, The Egyptian government, it is stated, has no power to raise tho question with the league council directly, us It la not a member of tb .e league but as a non-member It may requost another power to bring up any questiou It desires to ban; raised. No pronouncement bus been made by Groat Britain on the question of intervention by the league. The League Puzzled. The Leaguo officials seem in doubt as to 'what to do with the communication, coming as it does from tho parliament and not from the Egyptian government. Whether it .shall be distributed officially to the members of the leaguo council, which is meeting shortly in Lome, has not yet been determined, but officials this morning expressed the opinion that tho most likely course was the document would be transmitted to all the members of the leaguo-for their information. ! OVERSEAS RADIO HEARD BY LOCAL RADIO FANS Hutchinson Listened in Music Played in Spain. ALSO IN ENGLAND French and English Stations Heard Throughout Country by Amateurs. LORD ALLENBY (1!>- The Vn-ts.' Loudon, Nov. 20 •Wield Marshal Viscount Allenby. Hritlsh high commissioner in Egypt, Informed tho British government In a mes- sago today that the situation In Egypt was much easier as the result of the resignation of tho Egyptian cabinet. The possibility of serious riots in Cairo and other centers, he said, was greatly re- ducod. v Lord Allenby, it Is said In official quarters, believes tho Ztwar 1'ash.v cabinet will accept the remaining British demands or open direct negotiations with Great Brltulu for settlement of the differ- enees existing between the governments. FOUND "GOD'S FOOTPRINTS" IN AN ARIZONA CANYON Maintained Harem Of 3,333 Wives; Now He's "Butted" LITTTLE GIRL ASLEEP NINE DAYS STRAIGHT . « S\-w Orleans, l.u.. Nov. 26 .Mamie RnsU.-h.-irl, aged lu, lo day entered her ninth day ol continuous sleep. The little girl was stricken with drowsi- nesB and put to bed ivhore she fell into a state of coma. Physicians have not yet,diagnosed ttas cut Kumasi, Aehnntl, West Africa, Nov. 26—Prempeh, last king of the stalwart Ashuntls, is returning to his forest-girt capital, but he goes as a private citizen, lie will never again occupy the Golden Stool. The capital of tho People Who Eat Corn" Is "The City Under the Oakum Trees;" which la the Iran- translated way. of saying that the capital of Ashautl is Kumasi. There are many-potentates In Ashanti but, until Prempeh was deposed, the Klug of Kumasi was tho paramount monarch of all the ebon Ashanff tribes. He It wus who, In theory nt least, maintained the traditional harem of 3,333 wives, drank from the skulls of his would-be conquerors, and immolated relatives of distinguished dead In the Spirit House In the Grove so that the departed might have an ample entourage In the next world. Asbnntl lies north of the Cold Coast of Africa, between tho Ivory Coast nnd Togoland. Thu country, now under British control, is approximately (be size of West Virginia. About half Its area comprises one of the thickest, densest, most impenetrable primeval forests In .all the world. Want Pullman Surcharge Abolished Topokn, Kan.', Nov. 211.—An appeal for the nbollslunent of the Pullman surcharge was made In n letter to Henry C. Hall, chairman of the Interstato Commerce Commission, tuday, by liovcrnar J. 11. Davis. "It appears that tho purchaser of a Pullman ticket is discriminated againet and required to puy for his fare, more than passengers having a straight railroad ticket, by- the amount of tho surcharge placed upon his I'uliman ticket," declared the governor. Explosion Left Chanute In Dark LTiamiie, Kan., Nov. 26.—Cha- nute'ij electric service wni curtailed last night because of an explosion in tho municipal plant whpa wrecked-one boiler and damaged another so It can not bo used, leaving but otij. In the battery of three in service.' The streets were left dark that dwellings' might be lighted, und even then then! wen- two half hour periods of darkness early In "the ove::lng. Three mon were in tho boiler room at tho timo of the explosion, but none was Injured. ERECTING STATUE TO GASCONY'S HERO. Audi, France. Nov. 26.-- Audi 1» erec.lng a sl'.luu lo Us most famous countr\ man. IVArtn'^nan. A swashbuckling sinlue it w'M be with plumed bat, rapier at bol;, and boots llko bold Puss wore in the fairy story. Thus Aucb will have' such a courageous figure as Champ- Iain's on Dufferln Terrace, Quebec, or Chevalier Maisonneuve's before Notre Jamo In Montreal, , Audi Is capital of Gascony—ch.i- itul of courage too. For that var­ iety'of courage known as flash! Ing. Gascony bus grown si. famous that It imbed..- iis;df In our language with the v,-f,rd 'Vaaconade." The -aatuo tu IVArtugnau as a memorial to Guscuuy>s greatest f| ity, is iu part n tribute lo those other noted sons of ihe southern French pvoviuce, Cyrano de Ber- t.rae, and Marshals Joffre and Focb. Radio broadcasting stations In England and Spain wero plainly heard by amateur operators in Hutchinson last night. Chas. Cooper of 109 West 14th, reports that he picked up two European stations during the night. One was a Spanish station, lie heard the announcement distinctly, hut he could not Interpret It, lite announcer speaking in a foreign tongue, but he could catch that it was some point in Spain. This station gave a program of guitar and mandolin music., and it came In very plain, Mr. Cooper said. The other was a station In England, Mr. Cooper said, which came In on tho same wave length as Memphis, Tenii. He could not identify where it was from, but for twenty minutes ho enjoyed the program, hearing it plainly, a piauo concert. Memphis announced it was from a station in England. The piano recital picked up by Mr. Cooper probably was played at Aberdeen, Scotland, as several points over the country today reported hearing tho Aberdeen station broadcasting a piano concert. Bon V. Lamborn, tho realtor reports picking up ono of the European broadcasting stations last night. It seemed to be a Spanish station. "I very distinctly heard a lady sing a vocal number, then some announcing arid Ctien a violin number followed by other instrumental numbers, one of which was played on guitars and mandolins," said Mr. Lamborn. Tho reception was on a four-tube sot with loud speaker disconnected. Wichita Heard Madrid. Wichita, Kan., Nov. 2(1.—Musical programs and announcements, radiocast last night from Madrid, Spain wero picked up on a three- tube receiving sot by n local radio tan. Programs of two othor European stations were heard over the set, but the call letters could not be identified. , •• - - - Wlnfleld Sot It Wlnfleld, Kan., Nov. 26—F. M. BenBou, local radio fan, reports picking up Newcastle, England last night. He used a .10 tube receiving set. Heard Germany. Ottawa, Kan., Nov. 26.—Frederick Kaiser, 10, hist, night during the International radio tests, tuned in on Strassbourg, Germany and Southamption. England, picking up the station number. He used a three tube regenerative set. Transatlantic Radio. New York, Nov. 20.—Transatlantic radio-casting of words, singing and instrumental music *g plainly that the average amateur csa pick It up is an accomplished fact today. lteports are pouring into tin; Garden City offices of Radio Broadcast, the publication which fostered the project of a week of transatlantic radiocasting, of success of amateurs iu picking up programs last night from Newcastle, Bournemouth, Aberdeen and .\Jadrld. 'Last night was the second .night of the week's foreign radlocastiug and marked the first widespread success. Monday night scattered reports were received of partial success hut.not until last night had foreign programs been generally picked up*with satisfactory clarity. One amateur in Bronxvlllo last night picked up a piano recital from Aberdeen so clearly that he was able to transmit the sounds emitting from his loud speaker to tho Garden City laboratory by telephone. Heard In Chicago. Chicago, Nov. 26.—Scores of Chicago radio fans today swelled with prido that comes after hear, ing tho voices of English and French aunouueers. Many were reporting their success to newspapers, dealers, exports, other enthusiasts und anybody else who woultl listen. Long- slghed-after nnihltlons wero realized. Most of the fans reported hearing 5-NO of Newcastle, England, and 2-BD at Aberdeen, Seot- I land. Others said they listened to PTT. Lyons, France; 2-LO, Loudon; 2-LS, Leeds, England, and one said ho received weather reports radiocast from FL, the Eiffel Tower in Paris. An orchestra with xylophone numbers wore reported »heard by those who charted liondon. Selections from operas came from other English stations, and the "Marseillaise" was prominent" among orchestral selections heard front Lyons. Fans generally agreed the test was more successful lhau Monday night's, when only a few hoard European stations. Williams, Ariz., Nov. 20—"God's footprints" or "yetso beta" Is the Navajo name for the dinosaur tracks which Charles L. liernhelm- er lias found imprinted on the hardened floor of Neskla-nlzadl Canon. Dr. Clark Wissler of tho American Museum of Natural History says they aro probably Ihe most numerous nnd Interesting group ever found. Thirty footprints are uncovered, nnd others can be found simply by removing a cliff a quarter of a mllo high which arises .as ono wnll of the canon. Charles L. Bernhelmer, buslneu man who turned explorer and found dinosaur tracks, shown at right. At-left he is shown on the trail. 14-Inch Track The cracks were left by ut least four animals, wading once iu tho spudgy moil which hardened Into stone. The largest, track Is 14 Inches from heal to tip of claw, and the stride was about 40 Inches. After the imprinlH wore made, according to scientists, they were entirely covered over during some earth convulsion. Then tho stream cutting a canon In the course of thousands of centuries bared them again, rndoubtodly other tracks exist In the some stratum, shelved within the adjacent canou wall. Bernhelmer made the trip of. 20 days on foot and horseback with five of ilia lower vertebrae cracked and broken. This over terrain that, made the well-known Bright Angel Trail fit the Grand Canon look like a boulevard. Bernhelmer on an earlier trip discovered a new and shorter trail around Navajo Mountain to the famous Uninbow Bridge. Another j time h« found In superimposed j strata ilio prehistoric remains of I four different types of early clv- I nidation, from nomadic to cliff dweller, providing an Important key to their chronological dovelop- I ment. Thanksgiving Day in Hutchinson Thanksgiving Hay will tie observed tomorrow in Hutchinson with feastlag, pral-p services and amusement. The days schedule: i iiion Thanksgiving service, First Methodist church, with addresses by Uov. Father M. I,. Kalu. rector of Grace Episcopal church, at S o.m. Other Thanksgiving praise services nt. tho Christian Science church, 11th ami Main. I0:,10 n. in.; Emanuel Lutheran church, C nnd Plum, 10;SO a.m.; Pilgrim Holiness church, 5th and Baker, 10:4."i a.m. Hutchinson and Manhattan high schools, football game, athletic, field on North Monroe, 2:,10 p.m. Thanksgiving dluner for poor nnd needy, nt. Salvation Army barracks. West Sherman, 2 p.m. Bethany college benefit concert, at Convention Hall, S:li> p.m.. by Kathleen Keratins, soprano, Arthur 10. I'hc, violin and Otro Fisher, pianist. Thank-giving ball. Elks club. Musical comedy, "Honey Bunch" company ot Midland theatre . "Babbitt," at the Ifoyal. "Scaramouche" nt the UeLuxe. "Pioneer Trails" nt the Iris. BANKER GOES TO THE PENITENTIARY Suspect a Woman In Banker's Death Greensburg Bank President Sentenced to Three to Fifteen Years in Prison. Dodgo City, Kan.,- Nov. 26— Henry W. Wacker, convicted president of the defunct Home State Bank ot Greensburg, lute yesterday was sentenced from three to fifteen years in the penitentiary by Judge L. M. Day. A thirty day- stay of execution was granted to allow him to appeal the case to the suprome court. Wacker was eonvlcled iu September on a charge of embezzlement In connection with tho failure ot the bank. Judge Bay yesterday ove-Tuled Wacker's motion for a new trial. Killed In Auto Crash Eldorado, Ark., Nov. 2tj—Julio Fair, 24 years old, drug proprietor and automobile dealer of Smackover, Ark., near here, was killed in Smackover last night when an automobile that lie was driving was wrecked and turned turtle, crushing beneath it. Sau Bernardino, Calif., Nov. 2S.— Miss MaYy^Watkins, irpfiroacMng- the witness stand at a coroner's Inquest to bo held here today, professed ignorance of the circumstances surrounding the death of, her employer, Wni. It. Fee, Alham-[ bra bank president, whoso body i was found yesterday by a searching party In thu San Bernardino Mountains near a cabin maintained by Miss Watkius. Sheriff W. R. Shay believes the hanker was murdered. Mr. Fee had been missing since lost Saturday, when ho journeyed to the mountains with his wife. At lier home iu Alhanibra. Mi*s Watkins renewed her explanation of the finding of a suit of clothing identified as one worn by Mr. l-v« by saying the garb had been eiven to her some time ago by the banker for the purpose of providing hiking clothes for men guests whom she and sister often entertained at. camping parties. The body of Mr. Feo was found fifty yards from the cabin occupied by Miss Walklns nnd a bait mile from the cabin occupied by the Fees on Saturday. Mlsd Watklns said that an affectionate note signed "Mary" found near thu body of the banker was without significance. MORE DRUGGISTS BOUND, GAGGED This Time Wichita Druggists are Victims—Similar to Newton Robbery. Kill President and Sales Manager Dubois, Pa., Nov, 20.—Three men. Including tho president and the chief salesman of the Jackson Vitrified China company ot Dubois were shot and killed here this afternoon. Tho victims were II. W. Jackson, president ot the company, William Harden of Chicago, his sales manager, and John Soukop. who, according to the police, shot, hitneelf after killing Jackson and Harden. FATHER LEFT LITTLE CHILD IN A BOX CAR Said He Had to Give U< Either Wife or Child. CHILD RESCUED A Passenger Heard Abanv doned Youngster Crying , for "Daddy." HORSE SPRANG ONTO CAR AND WRECKED IT Lyons, Nov. 2C—An automobile owned by W. F. Temple, of Geueseo, was wrecked In a peculiar manuer at the north edge ot Lynns when Mrs. Temple, who was driving, collided wlllt a horse. The animal leaved upon tho hood of the machine, smashing the windshield, a fender and dumuglng the engine so that further progress was impeded. The little daughter of Mrs. Tempi© was thrown from her scat, in the car to the floor but miraculously escaped Injury from the broken glass of tho windshield which was strewn all around her. Mrs. Temple also was uninjured. On The Eve Of Battle Of Jawhawk and Missouri Wichita, Kan., Nov. 2(>.— Two unmasked men today entered a local drugstore, bound ami gngged It. M. Green and A. O. Burton, proprietors, threw them roughly behind a counter and robbed the storo of n small r ^iint of currency and jewelry. Severn! customers, not knowing tlie robbery w-is being staged, entered the store and were wailed on politely hy the men. Police, when notified of the robbery, expressed belief that the men were '.he same two who recently curried out similar robberies at Lawrence and Newton. No trace of (he men has boen found. WEATHER KORETZ BETRAYED BY A WOMAN, HE BELIEVES Chicago, Nov. 26.—Leo Koretz, master swindler who, as Lou Koyte lived In luxury near Halifax, N. S., for nearly a year, while an Inter- nntionnl search for him was under way, belli ves he was hoi rayed by a woman, according lo word s, nt hero by officers, who will return him to Chicago. John .S. SbarWiio. aiicisluuL state's attorney, in Halifax nald the fugitive always fancied himself highly attractive to women and may have angered one who left his employ at bis Piuehurst estate. Columbia, Mo., Nov. 20.—Twenty-, four members of the l'lilverslly of Missouri football squad, accompanied by Conches Gwinn Henry, Hurry Klplte and Harry Lansing, left Columbia at SI o'clock this morning for Fulton, 20 miles oast of hero, where tho Tigers will spend tonight away from the noise of the university homecoming, of which their cltuth with the University ol Kansas eleven tomorrow afternoon will he a pan. The Kansas squall is* similarly isolated, having stop- pod over at Moberly lo await the. hour of battle. Tho Missounl team will return to Columbia tomorrow In time tor lunch before the game, according to present plans, while the Jay- Jiawkers are reported to be planning to eat their noon meal on the train en route from Moberly to Columbia, arriving here, only in time to dress for the fray ani take the field. Expect a Record Crowd. A record breaking erowfl is . in prospect. With weather conditions ideal, roads, good and prospects of one of tho most bitterly fought MiBsouri-Kansas games iu the history ot the 23 years of the grid- Iron feud between the two schools, the nearly 20,000 seats which have been crowded onto Kolllns Field, are expecied to be. all too few for the crowd of gridiron 1'olLowers Who will i -eel; tolini,sion. All of the choke seals More uU ;.o -.-.i ol weeks ago, and today i|lily a lew .tickets calhng tor phu/. s ni the ' end of the Held, wero available. Both Teams are Fit. Both teams are in good physical condition for the fray, each having rested tov nearly two weeks, to lnr as game competition is con-', eernod. and devoted all ot their linio to preparations ior tomorrow's season climax. An epidemic of bad colds threatened the Tigers this week, even sending BuechuB, star left end, to the hospital for several days, but Coach Henry said today that ho expected his men to be iu top condition. There Is little to choose from between the two teams. Each has a wealth of big, fast men ami a season of experience behind. How Kansas Shows Up , | At the start of the P.I2I card the I Tiger performed brilliautly, and j kept their pace, losing only one game—to Nebraska. In addition to (our conference victories, they annexed a 3 to 0 win over Chicago, which afterward won the western conference championship. The beginning of the .Inylunvk 'T season was not so auspicious, for :hc Kaiir-iius losi to the Kansas Acgies,' Ames. NV-lnask.-i anil tti-.' Oklahoma Aggies, but. in ihe ch-.; ing weeks of their pre-Thunksglv- ing schedule I hey defeated Oklahoma anil Washington by margins greater than the Tigers won from those schools nud tied Drake when the Bulldogs were at the top of the conference list. Columbia Gaily Decorated Columbia was gaily decorated j this morning for the arrival' of the thousand. 1 of homecoming guest-,, and the viMiors bad already be >;»i.. ( o pour in. Special trains and iu.,: or cars were eNp.•<•.<• d lo bring oi 'i er thousand*, louigi.i ami tomorrov morning. Tonight an outdoor mass nice? ing will bo held on Rollins field, followed by a, home, coming jollification for the visitor' at.Kotti- well Gymnasium- Kansas—Partly overcast and somewhat colder tonight; Thursday fair, colder in southeast portion. Oklahoma — Tonight fair, colder In west portion; Thursday fair, colder In cast and south portions, Snow at Concordia. Concordia. Kan., Nov. 2iJ .--Snow began falling liffiilly hero nt 1 o'clock ibis afternoon anil hud developed into a heavy, steady fall at 2 o'clock, w Ith no promise id' censa. tion. A northwest, wind aucoin- panied tho snow. Snow at Salina Saliuu. Kan., Nov. 21'- —Flurries of snow mixed with rain began to fall in Satinu at 2:15 o'clock this afiernoon. ABANDON THE OIL TEST ON THE GATZ PLACE *Newton. Nov. 2ti.—Whan &Becker have abandoned their test hole on Frank Gatz, having drilled tho hole to 2707 feet anil fulfilling their contract. Tho casing is being pulled. It was stated that more than likely drilling on the Goorjs No. 1, near Bethel college would bo resumed nt once nnd that the intentions aro now to go right ahead and complete the well. It was also stated that more than Whim and Decker would make a new location In the field ensi of Newton soon and begin another well. RAIDERS IN DRIVE ON CHICAGO CRIMINALS .Memphis'. Tenn., Nor. I(l .—m Walker Mllucr, farmer of Collier* viile, Tenn.. near Memphis, had '-o choose between, the two things that he loved be?it—hi' wile or hi* three-year-old sou, child of Mlfner's first wife, who d!:a! '.vii -n the bair- was boru, aecorilin^ to tho story he told anthumlc* after hM arrest early today. "She. my wife, just couldn't, peon to endure my baby," ho told police. "I loved my boy, but I loved m\ w Iftoo," He Abandoned Baby. Milner arose yesterday morning, took bis son, according to hfs story to officers, and came to Mercphln. He had nothing but a vugue Idea of getting rid of the child, but thet Idea crystallzed when he saw an open freight cur on the tracks of the Hock Island railroad. H.i kissed the boy, set nlm Inside th« car, and hurried away. Heard Child Crying. A posserby heard tho child crying and calling for "daddy" yesterday afternoon. Pollco were notified. They took the youngster to a hospital and today h.3 Is little tho worse for his experleuce. An observant utirso in the hospital where the baby was taken, after It was found in tho box car, remom- hered she had cared for the bahy several months previously and gave police her Information. Arrest the Parents. Mlluer's arrest by Sheriff Will Knight followed. A charge of felonious abandonment will bo placed against the father. His wife probnbly will b urresled us an accessory, stale moots made today Indicate. TEMPERATURE READINGS A.v rcpm-IM t.y Hie uuttau.-ua terlaj: irauge . lie; First -National aank huli-alng; 4 l'\ .M r,;i 4 A. ,l|. r. f. .\t .r,t A. M itu s [•. M 1!) A. 11 til P. M IS la A. .M '. 40 12 Mldniirhl .. .11 T: Notat ...... .1.1 : A. M . 1" - l\ M (:, .Minimum. Mi. .inuii! Tk& Cheerful Cheruw How str -J-ntge pVe.ce. •Mid remote From life Is the dentist s reception room, With its ma.^' j tki-t tre ^es old And its Feelino; oF^r tirrvcloi'-. clcom! / ( \ Chicago, I TOY . 211. — Raiding forces, combining resources ot the state's attorney, sheriff and police department, have been wliat officials plan to be the most, con centraled drive against, criminals Chicago ever has known. Squads last night .early today visited all sections ot the city and its suburbs, closing suspected places and arresting caretakers. Owners of some resorts, tho raiders reported, had already locked their doors and deserted the premises. A HOUSECAT CAUSED A $25,000 BLAZE Maittnez, Calif., Nov. 2(1 !)•• o. dinary bouse cut. was blaim-d for a fire which damaged the Clayton sub-station of the Great Wctern Power Company to tho extent, of more than $2.i,iH)l) and cut oft Contra Costa county's light and power si. rvice for about three hours yesterday. According to sub-station employ­ es, the cat. entered the building and becaiuy entangled iu transmission wires, causing a short circuit. HE FAILED TO FIND A PAYCHECK THERS Topeka, Kan., Nov. 26.—When the state salary checks were distributed today, the name o[ Ur. .1. J. lintz of Wichita, was. missing from the payroll ,«s statu epidemiologist. F.ntz has been discharged from Ihe position, alihimith he is ! si 111 a member of t.ite slate board ol beallli, accordinc lo an announcement by Dr. M. ' ', N'yber'-' secretary of the board. Back in Her Berth I.ukcliurst, N. J.. Nov. 26— Tin' f • riunu built dirigible Los Angeles i'ormerly theZfl-3 is lu her hangar today beside her sister ship Shell- nmluah, after her trip to Washington yesterday. Scores Volunteer To Sign His Borv iHy Tho Associated rr«*») Hock Inland, 111., Nov. 26.—Score of leading Rock Island business mon stormed tho court house this morning, volunteering to sign the bonds of Jacob Kamser, retail jeweler. Indicted yesterday for murder by the grand jury In connection with the killing of John Connor I.ooney In an underworld gang fight two years ago in th< heart of the city. The charge Is oil ihe strength o' affidavits sworn to by Anthouy W, Billburg and George Holsspple. both convicted some timo ago and under penitentiary sentence for th­ ermic In which they allege Itamtv was Involved. Itlllburg and Holsapple al.-e sought to Involve iu tho T,oonev killing .1. W. Potter, publisher re tho Hock Island ArguB, J. M. Colligan, managing editor ot that newspaper, and Thomas Haege, clothing merchant, but tho grand Jury Ignored the charges as to the three latter citizens. The Argus led tho-fight ngalnm the local underworld, which bad gained control ot the city and county governments and was running affairs with a high band, with lawlessness general over the country. GIRLS FOUND DEAD IN A MAN'S SHACK lioultoii, Maine, Nov. 26—Cynthia and Neotla Foster, sisters, l-i and 10 years old, were found dead lasi. night. In a shack occupied by Harry Williams, in tlio town of Fostervllle, N, |»„ 18 miles from this town, according to a report made to the police, here today. Williams, win, \uis arrested after an nll-niglii. search, Is being h"bt by the townspeople pending the arrival of the sheriff from Fred ericton. The girls went to the shack yesterday to do some cooking tor Williams, their uncle. When th«y failed tn return last ni^bt tbei; father went in search and found the hodl"s. The g'.rl,' hands had been lieii in-iiimi iheli- hacks anu they had been shot, through the head. PLANS FOR THE AID OF THE AGRICULTURALIST Washington. Nov. 26.—Plan* for the aid of the farmer at the short . session of congress are understood to Include a four fold proposition; Cooperative marketing. Preferred railroad rales for farm product.--. !! -veiopinen' •/ lb'- Ku royoa'i market. Kasier tiei .li: for cattle tai*er. Til,, new Oakland coach arrived today; Fisher body; $1,213 (.ou. factory. See It at Superior Motors. Ran Down a Boy. \ 1 .amar. Mi... Nov. 26. -!•..«.» Hoi j I eM,,l,, ; , ear-, e,d. •-. as rue -io* n i l and |milmlii> lojar. .1 .,\ ! motor - ;.r i:. a;.i o ,.. - - •>' • ".erv t •ot!;', ^llojtlj aft-", r.eei, . day. Within eight years. "...»>a. uti!,.-.-. of railroads in HHI Cnlted Stales UttVu biicu abandoned, V WEATHER AND ROADS it-.. at" .»".!".«- >•.!.'• . . lead-, «„«4. i \ iil,.--C!i-..i. I....--- V"oA J'it'-^tniii;—Clear road- t ';,.,od, '.,-kan-as fhy--V'uir. r '.sids.- good riiia.wu —Clear, roads ;;ood. Wlelika—Clear. roaiU -^ood, Topeka,—Clear, road* good, j£

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