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READ NEWS WANT ADS EVERY DAY. THE HUTCHINSON NEWS Final Edition VUL. Llll. TWELVE PAGES. (Establlihtd July 4, 1372) NICKERSON MAID FIRST NOMINATED AS WHEAT GIRL Roiemond Dawion's Ballot it An Early Arrival. NOMINATE BY FRIDAY Clip Ballot from Newt Now In Order to Get Your Candidate Before All. Nominations of Kansas farm t Iris lor tlie honor of being chosen ' a* tho Kansas Wheat Olrl ara tie- ins received by The News in large numbers today. Hoscmond Dawson, ot Nlc.lterson, Is the first nominee for the Knn- sas Wheat Uirl to ho received by the Hutchinson News. Her name was sent in by Postmaster Tom Armour, of Hutchinson, the ballot being mailed to Tho News shortly lifter the paper was printed last evening. Tho second nomination received was that of Eleanor Adams of Seward, Stafford county, nominated by Mrs. G. D. Gates, of Hutchinson. The third nomination, which camo in about tho same time, was that of Ida Mao Llndnll, ot I'levna, whose name Is submitted by Myrtle Lilscuni, ot Plevna. To Close Friday Night. The nomination petition appeared in tho X OW'H last evening for the first. It will appear each day •until Friday. Nominations close Friday night at midnight. The only way any girl can be •nterud In the contest for this honor is through nomination of these blanks. Tliero is no cost to cntor a girl's name. There arc no strings to this in the way of money payments. Thl* Is uot a subscription contest. Announce Them Monday, The names of tho twenty glrle receiving the twenty highest number of nominal Ions will be announced in the News next Monday, and these names will he submitted at tho primary. It mbro than !!0 names receive the same number of nominations, twenty will bo picked by lot. Every subscriber to the Hutchinson News is entitled to make nominations. The Requirements. The candidate must bo a Knnsus farm uirl, under 22 years ot age Nov. 27, JS24. She must have lived on a Kansas farm at least two years prior to Nov. 2, 1924. (Attendance at school or college during that time will not ba regarded as losing residence on a Kansas farm.) Nominations must be signed by the subscriber making them. Unmasked Men Rob Ellsworth Druggist Salina, Kan., Dec. 3.—Going back of the cigar case at the Lowers Hook store, Ellsworth, at lui'jo- last night to wait on two rough looking young men, who nskod for cigars, Walter Wienhold, clerk, Was confronted suddenly hy one of tho men who pointed n gun at him and ordered hi in to Ho down back of the counter. Touring an npron they found in tho store to shreds, the strangers, unina..ked, bcund tho clerk securely. They worked for fifteen minutes at the safo without result and then spent fifteen minutes more gathering up kodaks, Btatlrnery and other merchandise. They took ?5 from the money drawer, relieved thn clerk of Ills sweater and watch and $2 and disappeared. It was after It o'clock beforo the clerk could release himself and give tho alarm. The store is owned by Walter Bowers, Kllsworth. No customers came into tho store during the time the robbet '3 were at work. Many Offer Blood To Save Minister Rescues 9 Children; Goes For Purse; Dies Centralla. 111., Dec. It.—After rescuing his nino children from tholr burning "homo last night, George lllermnn, 42, prominent farmer, neur here, went hack for his pocketbook and was burned to death when tho roof fell In. DOHERTY SUED FOR HUGE SUM Shady Transaction Alleged In Acquisition of Oklahoma Holdings. Kansas Cily, Dec. 3.—Henry L. Doherty, president of tho Cities Service corporation, today was made defendant in a suit for 1100,000 filed here by the Kansas-Manhattan corporation, which deals In gas prpperlles. Tho Kansas-Man- hattan*corporatlon alleges Doherty obtained possession of the gas company- nt Dewey, Okla,, a Kansas-Manhattan holding, by Improper methods. Tho Kansas-Manhattan corporation, according to the petition, owned nil the stock in the gas company at Dewey hut tho controlling interest was In the name ot Philip Francis, a New York promoter. Tho petition alleges that Krancls was merely n "dummy" holder of the stock and had no authority to sell It. The petition further alleged that Doherty obtained tho stock through » "pro­ tended contract" with Francis. Tho deal was made through, the Quupaw (las company of Quapaw, Okla., a Doherty Interest, the petition says. Doherty took possession of the Dewey Cms company, the petition continued, discharged its president, If. ii. Faulkner, and other employes, "converted to his own tiso $35,000 of tho earnings of the gas company* increased tho payroll and damaged the business hy diverting it to the Doherty interests." Ford Silent on New Proposal For Shoals Washington, Dec. S.—Tho house bill providing for snlo ot Musclo Shoals to Henry Ford was presented formally to the senate at 2 o'clock this afternoon, by previous agreement.. Washington. Dec.-8.—Henry Ford today declined to commit himself on the proposal to renew his Muscle Shouls bid. Senators McKellar, Tennessee lleflin, Alabama, Democrats, who yesterday telegraphed a request to Ford to re-submit his proposal, today received the following torso message from Ford's secretary: "Answering yours November 2S, Mr. Ford's offer wua withdrawn by him in his lottor to the president, October 10." Consider Underwood Proposal. Washington, Dec. 3.—The Underwood plan for the operation of Muscla Shoals was laid bofore President Coolidge today by Senator Curtis, Republican loader, and Senator McKlnley, Republican, Illinois. Can't Stop Making Income Tax Public •Washington, Dee. —The com mlssloner of Internal revenue may not be enjoined from making available to public inspection the name and postofflco address of an in come tax payer, as well ns the amount ot tax paid, Justice ltoeh ling held today in the District of Columbia supreme court. Tho declsiou was handed down in an opinion granting tlie motion of Commissioner Dlalr to dismiss tho suit for an injunction filed against him by Gorham Hubbard of Boston, to prevent the publication of tho amount of tax paid by tho petitioner. HUTCHINSON, KANSAS, WEDNESa-VV:'. DECEMBER 3,~1924 NU. I. : . 1. ALL MUST BEAR BRUNT IF U.S. AGAIN FIGHTS Equal Distribution of Burden Advocated By Davis. TO END PROFITEERING Drafting of Butinest and Labor as Well at Fighting Men to Come, New York, Dec. 3,—Dwlght F. Davis, assistant secretary' ot war, In a speech prepared for delivery today at a session on national defense, in connection with the annual meeting ot the American Society of Mechanical engineers, declared In the future "tho burdens ot war must bo equally distributed." "If we are ever forced Into war." Mr, Davis said, "the burdens of war must be equally distributed. Industry, capitalist and laborer, civilian, as well ns soldier, each must do his appointed part in the national defense. Wo ara firmly determined that If this country is ever engaged In another war, there must bo no slackers and no profiteers. Must Be Prepared. "The mere task of commuting the requirements in finished products is a large one," ho assorted, "although it is but tho first and simplest step In tho problem. "After these requirements have been computed, they must bo translated Into tormH intelligible to Industry, we must know what they mean In terms of machine tools, gauges, shop equipment, pnwor, labor transportation nnd everything else that undustry Is to be called upon to furnish to meet our demands. "The many mouths which wero lost during the world war in our industrial efforts speaks eloquently for the necessity of planning in peace time for our organization in national defense. Lack of Preparedness Shown. "If tho war department had laid down a definite program 'before our entry Into tho world wnr nnd had computed approximately Its munitions requirement under tho program," Mr. Davis said, "our effcctlvo entry into the European conflict would have, been speeded up by months, with a consequent wiring--in- lives and money that would have been enormous." In ono item iJono, that ot leather goods, Mr. Davis estimated tho savings of some $200,000,000 could have been made. Estimate Requirements, To further tlto plans ot national preparedness, Mr. Davis announced the war department has up- pointed 15 commodity committees to which have been assigned the task or getting together tho total requirements of all Bupply branch- for certain assigned commodities. In event ot war, ho suld,' these commodity oxpertB would be called to the colors to carry on tho work they had been doing daring peace time. AMERICAN PROSPERITY CITED BY COOLIDGE IN MESSAGE TO CONGRESS President Declare* Country is Fortunate) to be Able to Meet Debtt—Seet a Big Field for Further Economy in Government. Coolidge to Chicago For Two Addresses Wichita, Kan., Dec. ii.—More than 100 men and boys today volunteered to give their blood to bo used In a transfusion operation performed upon tho Itev. Mr. Ooorge R, Hall, pastor ot Grace Methodist church here in an effort to save his life. The minister Is a prominent church worker of this city and tho volunteers were members of hta congregation. Physicians announced that although th,e operation was successful the minister still Is In a serious conditio^, suffering from a cancer. ' Koretz Planned To Run For An Office Chicago, Dee. 3.—Leo Koretz, who eluded pursuit for a year In Halifax, N. S., where ho fled when his $2,000,000 Panama oil bubble burst here, was getting ready to seek election to the provincial parliament tliero when he was arrested ten days ago. He lias admitted to authorities that lie bad political ambitions and that frionds were grooming him for tho post. Some electioneering already bad been done, ho Bald. Kansas Wheat Girl Nominating Petition. I nominate Miss..., > Kansas, a Kansas farm girl, as Hutchinson News-Herald candidate for Ths Kansas Wheat Girl to carry the sack of wheat and ths message "Kansas Grows the Best Wheat in the World," to President Calvin Coolidge, January 29, 1925, Name (Mail to Wheat Girl Election Editor, Hutchinson News-Herald) Washington, Deo. 3.—Traveling in an ordinary sleeping car compartment on a regular passenger train, President Coolldgo left Washington loday for Chicago, whero ho will deliver two addresses tomorrow.- With Mrs. Coolidge and a party ot frionds the president was. allotted the sleeping car "President Grant" for the first extended trip to be taken by a chief executive In recent years without the use of a private car. Washington, Dec. 3.—President Coolidge, leaving Washington about mid-afternoon today on a regularly scheduled train will arrive in Chicago tomorrow morning to deliver two addresses. The trip is his first west of the Allegheulos sluco ho entered the WhitB Houso. A visit to the international livestock exposition, now being held in Chicago, and an uddress to tho livestock men gathered there is the primary object of the trip, but Mr. Coolidge also has agreed to speak beforo the commercial club of Chicago and hold several conferences lu tho Illinois city. Last Breakfast Conference Held Washington, D. C, Doc. 3.— President Coolidge closed bis series ot breakfast conferences with Republican senators today without having Invited to the white house Senators La Follotto Wisconsin; Frazier and Ladd North Dakota, and BrooKhnrt, Iown, tho insurgents, who wero read out of the I'urty last week by the Republican senatorial conference. (jticsts o£ the president at today's breakfast Included Senators Woller, Maryland; Bursum, New Mexico; Qutlor, Massachusetts; Metcalf, Rhode Island; Means, Colo Metcalf, Rhode Island; Means. Colorado; Hurreld, Oklahoma; Shortridgo, California; Stanflotd, Oregon; Reod and Pepper, Pennsylvania; Couzeus, Michigan; Greene, Vermon nnd FeaB', Ohio. Tho broukfajt discussion was followed by a conference with, the president by Senators Curtis of Kansas, the. Republican lender; Pepper, Republican, Pennsy'ranli; and McKlnley, Republican, Illinois, relative yj t£» KOfcriuo for the Washington, Dee. 8.—The full tn.U ot Pros'.dtnt Cooildge's message, read to congress today, follow*; : The present state of tho Union, upon which it Is customary tor tho President to report to the Congress tinder the provisions of the Constitution, Is such that it may ho regarded with encouragement and satisfaction by every American. Our country Is almost nnlquo In its ability to discharge fully and promptly all its obligations at liome and abroad, and provide for all its Inhabitants an Increase in material rosourcoB, in Intellectual vigor and In moral power. The Nation holds n position unsurpassed In nil former human experience. This does not mean that wo do not have any problems. It is elemontary that tho' Increasing breadth ot our experience necessarily Increases the problems ot our national lifo. Uut it does mean that !{ wo will but apply ourselves Industriously and honestly, wo have ampla powers with which to meet our problems and provide tor their speedy solution. I do not profess that we can secure an era of perfection in human existence, but wo can provide an era ot peace and prosperity, attended with freedom and justice and made more and moro satisfying by tho ministrations ot tho charities and humanities ot life. Economy and Tax Reduction, Our domestic probUrr .3 aro for the most part economic. Wo have our enormous debt to pay, and we are paying it. We have tlio high cost of government to diminish, and we are diminishing it. "Wo have a hoavy burden ot taxation to reduce, and wo aro reducing it. Hut while remarkable progress has been made in these directions, the work Is yet far from accomplished. Wo still owo over 21,000,000,000, the cost ot the National Government is still about $3,500,000,000, and tho national taxes still amount to about $27 for each ono ot our Inhabitants. Thoro yet exists this enormous field for the application o£ economy. In my opinion the Government can do more to remedy tho economic Ills of the people by a system of rigid economy in public expenditure than can be accomplished through uny other action. The casts of our national and local gov- ornineuts copiblned now atanfl at a sum close to $100 for each inhabitant of the land. A little leas than one-third of this Is represented by national expenditure, and a litllo more than two-thirds by local expenditure. It is an ominous tact that only the National Government Is reducing Its debt. Others are Increasing theirs at about $l,0w),- 000.000 each year, Tho degression that overtook business, the disaster experienced in ugriculture, ilie lack of employment and tho terrific BhrlnkuRo of all yalues which our country experienced in a most acute form in 1920, resulted in no small measure from the prohibitive taxes which were then levied on all productive effort. Tho establishment of a Nystem ot drastic economy in public expenditure, which has enabled us to pay off about one-fifth of the national debt since 1019, and almost cut in two tho national tax burden since 1021, has been one of tho main causes In reestablishing a prosperity which has come to include within its benefits almost every ono of our Inhabitants. Economy reaches everywhere. It carries a blessing to everybody. All Bear Government Cost, The fallacy of II i claim that the costs ot government are borne by the rich and those who make a direct contribution to the National Treasury can not bo too often exposed. No system has been do- visde, I do uot think any system could ' i devised, under which any person living lu this country could escapo being affected by the cost ot our government. It has a direct effect both upon tho rate and the purchasing power of wogos. It is felt In the price of thosn prlnio necessities of exist- once, food, clothing, fuel and shelter. It would appear to bo elementary that tho more tho government expends tho moro it must require every producer to contribute out ot his production to the Public Treasury, and the less ho will have, tor his own benefit. The continuing costs of public administration can be met in only one way—by tho work ot the people. Tho higher they become, the more the people inust work for the Gov. eminent. Tho less they are, the more the peoplo can work for themselves. The present estimated margin between public receipts and expenditures tor this fiscal year Is very small. Perhaps the most Important work that this Bession of tho Congress can do is to continue a policy ot economy and further reduce the cost of government, In order that we may havo a reduction of taxes for the next fiscal year. Nothing is moro likely to producu that public confidence wh'ch is the forerunner and the mainstay of prosperity, encourage and enlarge business opportunity with ample opportunity for employment at good wages, provide a larger market for agricultural products, and put our country In a stronger position to be able to meet tho' world competition In trade, than a continulns policy ot economy. Of course necessary costs mint he m<:i, proper rune- lions of I ho Government performed, and constant Investments for capltul no-mint and reproductive effort must be carried on by oud various departments. But tho poppla jau*t know Uut JJjeir, Gov­ ernment is placing upon them no unnecessary burden. Taxes, Everyone desires a reduction of luxes, and thoro is a groat prepon- dsrnnco of sentiment In favor ot taxation reform. When I approved the present tax law, I stated publicly that I did so in spite of certain provisions which 1 believed unwiso and harmful. Ono of the most glaring of theso was the making public of tho amounts assessed against different Income-tax payers. Although that damage has now ocen done, I believe its continuation to bo detrimental to the public welfare nnd bound to decrease public, revenues, so that it ought to be repealed. Anybody can reduce taxes, but it is not so easy to etand In the gup and reslot tho passage of Increasing appropriation bills which would make tax reduction impossible. It will be very easy to mens- uro the Btrength of tho attachment to reduced taxation by ths power with which increased appropriations aro resisted. It nt'tho close of tho present session the Congress has kept within tho budget which 1 propose to present, It will then be possible to havo a moderate amount ot tax reduction and all tho tax reform that tho Congress may wish for during tlio nixt fiscal year. The country is now foellng tho direct stimulus which came from tho passage ot tho last revenue bill, and under the assur- auco of a reasonablo system of taxation there Is every prospect of an era ot prosperity of 'unprecedented proportions. But it would be Idle to expect any such results unless business can continue free from excess profits taxation and be accorded a system ot surtaxes at rutes which have for their object not the punishment of success or the discouragement ot business, hut thn production ot the greatest amount of revenue from large incomes. I am convinced that the larger incomes of the country would actually yield more revenue I D the Government If tho basis of taxation were scientifically revised downward. Moreover the effect o[ tho present method of this taxation is to Increase the cost of interest on productive enterprise and to iucrcaso tho burden ot rent. It is altogether likely that such reduction would so encourage and stimulate Investment that •J.*' would firmly establish our country in the economic leadership ot the world. Waterways. Meantime our Internal development should go on. Provision should bo luado for flood control of such rivers as the Mississippi and tho Colorado, and for the opening up of our Inland waterways to commerce, Consideration Is due to the project of better navigation from tho Great Lakes to the Gulf, livery effort is being made to promote an agreement with Canada to build tho St. Lawrence waterway. There are pending beforo the Congress bills for further development of the Mississippi Basin, for tho taking over of the Capo Cod Canal in accordance with the moral obligation which seems to have been incurred during tho war, nnd for the improvement ot harbors on both the Pacific and the Atlantic coasts. While this last should be dlvosted of some ot Its projects and wo must proceed slowly, these bills In geuoral have my approval. Such works are productive of wealth nnd in tho long run tend to a reduction ot the tax burden. Reclamation. Our country has a well-defined policy ot reclamation established under statutory authority. This policy should be continued and made a self-sustaining activity administered in a manner that will meet local requirements and bring our arid lands into a profitable stute ot cultivation ns fast as there is a market for their products. Legislation Is pending based on report of tho Fact Finding Commission for tho proper relief of thoso needing extension ot tlmo in which to meut their payments on irrigated land, and for additional amendments and reforms of our reclamation laws, which are all exceedingly important and should bo enacted at once. Agriculture. No more important development has taken place In tho last year than the beglunntg of a restoration ot agriculture to a pros- porous condition. We must permit no division of classes in this country, with one occupation striving to secure advantage over another. Each must proceed under open opportunities and with a fair prospect ot economic equality. Tlio Government can not successfully Insure prosperity or fix prices by legislative flat. Every bus'ness has Its risk and Its times of depression. It is well known that In tho long run there will be a more oven working out ot economic laws than when tho Government under takes the artificial support ot markets and industries. Still wo can so order our affairs, so protect our own people from foreign com pell tion, so urranso our national nuances, so administer our monetary system, so provide for tho exten sion of credits, so Improve meth ods of distribution, as to provide a better working machinery for the transaction of the business of the Nation with tho least possible friction and loss. Tho Government has been constantly Increasing it^ efforts in those directions Tor tin; r.'dlcf nnd permanent tstalilisli- j iiient of acricuiturc on a sminil ami 1 eijnnl basis with other hu.siiiei.-i. It Is estimated tbut the value ol iKoi ^iiHiMi oa Page, l^ye) CONGRESS HEARS COOLIDGE REPORT ON THE NATION Message Read Simultaneously In House and Senate. APPLAUSE IN THE HOUSE President's Utterances Meet Calm, Reception in Senate, However. Washington, Dec. ,1. —Congress received President. Cooildge's annual message today Immediately upon convening and after listening to its reading plunged Into the sorlous work of the session. With the exception of tho iwo years Woodrow Wilson was ill in tlio whlto house, this was tho first, tlmo since 1013 that tho executive had not delivered his annual communication in person. It was transmitted hy messenger and road separately in the two houses. No Hope for Some Proposals. Congressional leaders generally hold out little hope for the translation of many ot tho president's proposals Into lnw before this congress dies March 4. Their views already have been given to the executive at conferences, the latest of which was held early today between tho president unil Senator Curtis, -Kansas, the Republican sennte leader, and Senator Pepper, Republican, Pennsylvania. A number of tho proposals advanced by Mr. Coolidge nre covered by bills which camo over from the last, session. Thoro aro other peud- ins measures to which tlie president voiced disapproval, chief among them being Senator LuFol- letto's bill to change tho basis of valuation of the railroads. Crowd More Attentive. Tho reading ot the message In the two houses was simultaneous There were compartively large crowds in the galleries who appeared to give closer attention to the president's recommendations than did tho members of the houBo and senate. As the reading weut forward there were private conferences on tho floors by groups ot senators and representatives. Much ot the time, however, the law makers •followed the reading closely, especially that, relating to the subjects' of taxation, agriculture and Musclo Shoals. Just bofore the message arrived the house steering committee hud mapped out a legislative program providing for passage by the house before tho Christmas recess of nt least .three of Ibo dozen annual supply bills. To Crowd Appropriations. Tentative plans of the leaders call for a holiday recess during Christmas week and for a one day layoff at New Years. Belief wus expressed that if this program were adhered to and appropriation hills given right ot way throughout the session, all of them will be in the bands ot the president be­ foro March 4. The Interior department appropriation bill, first of tho supply bills to ho drafted, was taken up today by the house. Applause In House. « The reading ot tho presidential message required mora than an hour. In contrast to the occasions when presidents havo appeared in person, there wus not a ripple of applause in the senate from the beginning to tho end of the reading. in the house, however, the president's opposition to publication of income tax returns -was applauded, ns was his statement opposing cancellation of war debts. Both Democrats and Republicans joined In the hnndclnpplng whon tho clerk read that portion ot the message culling attention to the necessity ot conserving- the navy's oil supply. it tp + * .9, <•> -p ^ <-, A, i. TODAY IN WASHINGTON. ... .* 4. A, >K> > .8, :i> '» Senato and houso meet, at 1 o'clock. President Coolldgo sends annual message on state ot the union to congress. Muscle Shoals legislation comes up on senate under unanimous consent agreement ot last session. House puts aside routine procedure to take up interior department appropriation bill, first ot supply measures. Anothor group nt Republican senators invited to breakfast with president nt tho white house. President Coolidge leaves for Chicago to deliver two addresses there and visit International livestock exposition tomorrow, boarding train for capital agnlu hue tomorrow night. BANKER'S DEATH FOUND NATURAL Nothing to Substantiate Initial Murder Theory, Officials Conclude. San Ueruardlne, Calif.. Dec. — William R. Fee, San Gabriel bank prHSlilont, whose body was found several days ago In the San Bernardino mountains, fifty feet from a cabin occupied by Miss Mary Watkins, 26, wso said she was a close friend of the banker, died a nntural death, according to a unanimous agreement, readied last night by author! tJ.es, The belated report was based on sclentltk* conclusions rather than ovideuco submitted to a coroner's Jury which found that Fee died from a blow inflicted by persons unknown. What was first, thought to be human blood smeared on a pair of pruniuig shears round In Mr. Fee's hand at the time ot Ills death, proved to bo ru6t, ,1. Clark Sellers, internationally known criminologist working on thn case, snlrl. Mr. Sellers' conclusions wore supported by thoso of Dr. A. F. Wagner, a Los Angeles autopsy surgeon, who sold rigor mortis bad not set In when Mr. Fee's body first reached thn ground. If the banker bud been slain away from the spot where his body had been found, the postmortem stllfnoss would have sot in beforo the body could be moved. Fee was staying -with Mrs. Fee at a cabin one-half milo from Mlhs Watkins' cabin whon bo disappeared throe days before his body wus found, Ho left, to repair a radio. Sheriff W. A. Shay, supporting the conclusions ot Dr. Wagner and Mr. Sellers, said the presence of Joseph Walker, wht> escorted Miss Watkins to tier mountain place on the same day Mr. anil Mrs. Fee went to the mountains, might have agitated the hanker. "Foe planned to reach Lytic Creek Canyon before. Miss Wnt- klus' party arrived," said Sheriff Shay. "He hail told her ho was going to Long Beach. All Hie evidence we have Indicates only one theory, that when Fee saw Miss Watkins and her escort ho was stricken with an organic attack lu his mental excitement nnd died. Feo bled considerably and not a speck of blood was on his collar or clothing. The blood poured out ot his nose Into tlio leaves directly under his nose. Ho could not have been in any other position. Doctors agree the amount of blood found could not have coma from Fee's body at this spot, bad he mot a violent death elsewhere and the body Inter moved." JAPS AROUSED OVER BRAZIL'S CLOSING DOOR Seek to Learn if Emigration Is to Be Banned. TO ADMIT THOSE READY Situation Relieved by Modification of Republic's Original Order. (Hy Tn» A.--SO' ;„Uii :v Tokyo. Dec. ;l.—A » ): w i Uonal situation created tod.i the Brazilian consul hn-i- i the Jnporre.S'i tovtrntiu nt. sfructlonM rrccivt , ,I In .su.-P' granting of visas lor Japan,- grnnts Intending In go to was alleviated somewhat t when the consul advised the ncso foreign office that p-'»^ would be granted to .'nilcran at Kobo readv to "inbrr;; 1' zii. The ,T.-ip.'incst« f.u-.'i.ffn o;'ti asked its minl.-I.M- n, l',,-; muke a report on i\u- miiW medfaU-ly. "If til! 4 * nolioe luTahls ;m sion policy agninpt the .lupi suld Mr. Akamat.-u, chb f Immigration section of th office, "the situation present in a decidedly wevious aM.i Japanese nation." ;.[ i; I'l .lZ. UtiiL'! -:-p.jf Is no u- lb for.' s it j to i WEATHEE Kansas^—Rain or snow tonight and Thursday; colder tonight and in east and south portions Thursday. Oklahoma — Tonight unset, tied, probably raiij or snow, much colder; Thursday prob. ably fair, colder In east and south portions. TEMPERATURE READINGS As reported by the automatic: rpall- tetliiB sauKo nt tlie First National bank building: 1 P. ST C 1'. si s P. M 10 r> .11 12 if lit 2 A. M Sluxlmum • i'l -I -V .I'J 0 A .!>« K .V .IS HI A .IS 1 -IS Noon p. M. it—Minimum Jf. The Cheerful Cherufi PKnts ind beasts so unreflettirv<5 Live on c&.rtk witViowt •6. cs-re.. WKy should voffi &c l- kurrvwi kernels ,„ Run. districted fT~^ here *.nc! "{».. j Selecting Jury For Hight-Sweetin Trial Mount Vernon. Illinois, Dec. 3.— After presentation of minor motions, selection of a Jury began this afternoon In the trial of L-iwrcjR-o M. Ml^'ht, former Ina, Illinois, clergyman, and Mrfi. Klsie Swcetln, for the murder of the woman's husband. Wlltord Swcet­ ln. Ilight and Mrs. Swcetln had repudiated their confessions that thoy conspired to poison Swcetln and Might's wife In u plot to marry. Tho state chose to try the Swoctln case first considering it stronger than that in which tlie defendants were jointly charged with the murder ot Mrs. Ilight. MYSTERIOUS MR. A AT LAST IDENTIFIED illy Tie.. Aji*',ei;U,'ri Vrf :Hx) lAiiidoii. Dec. :!.—Thu India office today lilted the embargo on the publication of tho name of tho eastern potentate who was referred to in the sensational lioblusou blackmailing case only as "Mr. A", The name, it was st-'dcii, Is linjah Sir Iluri Singh, nephew of Ihe Maharajah of Kamtuu and Kashmir. YARDMA8TERSCAN WORK BUT 9 HOURS. t'lilcaei), Dec. ;).—ltallroad yard- nuisliTrf hours of service arc: limited to nine hour* by tin- federal safety act, according to the. 1". S. circuit conn of ni'in -alM, which ban affirmed tin: derision of District Judge Adam ClifCe. lu the case of Ibo United States against the Atchison, Tope'ua and Santa l-'e Hallway Company. EGYPTIAN~S!TUATION BEFORE THE LEAGUE Aged Man May Have to Serve Prison Term Kansas (.'Ity. Kan.. Dee. ;; Peler Itannan of Lansinir. K:'.n . I; day pleaded guilty beforo I'ed '-rai Judge John t'. Voihiei-:. to mi indie! merit, charging that lie <e ;:;rne,| e pension from the. ^.e.'evnni. in i fraud. John Free, assi'-tnnr 1'. ill.-urict attorney, veeommeue .e,! :i sentence of a year and a day in the Leavenworth federal pii-nui. Judge Pollock told Jirannan it was a hard tnsk to rtenteiieo a man of his aco to the (lenlteiuiui y and said be would Impose :=HII tenie later, Urminan claims lu he Se >-,.I:I old, hut according to Mr. I'i'-o, census records nt Oiwego. X. ^., where firaunaii wus tjuni ,-lm v him lo be 73 years old. llruuuan, it was chaiged. ini'iin ed tue name or n broihei, William nriinnau, >i veteran el' the ilwl war, and obtained a pensiMii. ilie brother having been killed flvo years after 11 it* t-K il \uu- ended. Urannan was married three yc ..;n« ago under bis brother's name. The fraud was di. covered wlv'-n Urannan applied tor an iinri.'.i.;-, in the pension. Their Plan for Life of Nomads Thwarted Vi'ichila. Kan.. Dee. '.'..--"No p'" "•' Kold awaits at the e.ml of tint rain bow palli of adventurer for J.ewii Hoffman, Dorothy l.eenliart .ml Hazel Hull. Wichita school children who embarked Monday on an aiT,' 1 - sy ot their own lu a small nntoni-'- bllo stolen from their school teacher. Itather, the rainbow path tnerely servcii to tot the feel of the l.ri -i. noue of whom Is more than 1." yearn of nKO, on Hid cold, rocky path '>' retribution. Tlio boy, l.ewhi Hofl'teati. far,.probable prosecution tor mealiiu-. the automobile which the trio drovn to Kausan City on a joyrjil.*. Th* Kirls aro to undei'Ko strict hiii'voll lance I'or the remainder of thflfr schooling, education oft'ieials viiu The three drovo the ern- t -.i K;" sa.-i t.'ity. Then without money Lind sulferlnu from Iiumtec. tie y >i. to eome back to \Vii.lu '..-i. for tnor-- money. Then they phi lined to out for Kentucky. Officers here lmworM-, nipped their plan In the bud and I ho utr was returned to Its owner. DEMOCRATIC FUND LESS THAN MILLION Washington, • Dec. Campus:: contributions toiulliiiK. $.vl,V«- 1 \ wero received by tlu< Uemn.:r.u >• national committee from July I Nov. jo, Inclusive, in addition to .J loan of $130,1100, according in a <••• port, riled with tho clerk of t,. •house which placed expemUnir' : during that period at fflii:;,'.e.T;-.. loan was made, by the '.'."-w Y»i I. Trust Company, and ivus '-'iiitit"' 1 anions the oouimitieoV a^'es compiitinK a balnueu of -i'il/.l 'I. Lamp Explosion Caur-rs 0:-.uv>. Wichita, Kan., D "e ion of an oil lamp v .L.!e «. 1 preparing breakfast «•;..• "'il death in a local hospital le. i-; Mrs. Ella May Scott of I '.e .Ucmr.. Kan. Mrs. Scott wa i i ,>•'•••• .1 b .<r • following tbt> cxpioi^f-n .'.'MM! iU-r husband, I*. A. H> JI: . -..i .vi-.' At an ordinary I'-iuiie,-. i line jtlvws Kit vu |i .e\ .M .si -.i vitU air tilts vapor i -i e;*iilo.-"-ive. fill' Tll <5 A.M»*eiatfiiT Prvfril London. Dec. :].- Austen Chain- I berluin, tho I.irlti.-ih secrr-iarv lor forolan affair-, will perMinallY lav betoro the Icasju,. of nations' .imi cil ill Route liosi week, any jufor- niation he may be able to jive regarding tho Egyptian situation, he Mnouaced is «, B^JBC I J jjerg txKifty. WEATHER AND ROADS Kansas City—Rain, road* RUO«I. Bmporla—Cloudy, roads Rood, Saltuu • -Mlsttiii:.. UKU U c.<H"t ! Cotl'l yvillc—Thicaleniinr. n...- : R(.-:..l. .\'k:li:.-.l :i I. i:-. -fiisv! >'..-!•. i. > . !*,'Oi. j voftiU slippery. i '-CtHwlvit— iUia, KOAtlt nau \4»

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