[Beginning MONDAY, AUGUST 21, 1922.]




Chicago, Aug. 21.CInvestigation of the Trade Union Educational League, headed by W. Z. Foster, who conducted the 1918 steel strike, was ended this afternoon, so far as the state's attorney's office was concerned, Assistant State's Attorney W. L. McLaughlin announced. Examination of the papers seized in the league's office in a raid disclosed no evidence that Foster had advocated violence in connection with the railroad strike or otherwise, Mr. McLaughlin said.

Agents of the local branch of the Bureau of Investigation of the Federal department of justice were sent to Gary, Ind., today to make an inquiry into the wreck of an express train there yesterday which railroad investigators charged was caused by loosening of rails.

In addition to the efforts of federal and railroad agents, state's attorney Crowe was seeking evidence in Chicago to determine whether or not strike violence or radicalism was involved in the wreck.


Chicago, Aug. 21.COffices of the Trades Union educational league were raided and correspondence and private papers of William Z. Foster, head of the league, and one of the foremost radical leaders of America, were seized by the state's Attorney Crowe and detectives late last night following investigations into the wrecking of a Michigan Central train at Gary, Ind., early yesterday and the discovery of two sticks of dynamite on the Pennsylvania railroad tracks. Foster was said to be in Joliet, where it was reported he spent several days after he was ordered out of Colorado by state authorities.

Examination of Foster's papers, the state's attorney said, bared a widespread "one big union" propaganda among railroad workers and gave valuable information concerning a sympathetic series of radical meetings in railroad centers. No arrests were made at the time of the raid, but a long list of names of radical leaders was unearthed, Mr. Crowe announced.

Mr. Crowe's investigation began immediately after the report of the Michigan Central wreck at Gary was received here along with the report by railroad officials that the train had been deliberately ditched by plotters. Spikes were removed from ties and rails loosened, rail officials said.




Chicago, Aug. 21.CDisorder continued to flare in the rail strike during the early hours of its eighth week despite peace negotiations pending at New York and assurances by chiefs of the "big four" that no sympathetic strike of train service employees is pending to bring complete paralysis to railroad transportation. On the Atlantic side new disorders occurred at Columbia, S. C., where eleven men brought in to work in the shops of the Southern railway were attacked.

Hostilities broke out again in San Bernardino, Cal., where four men employees of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe shops were attacked and beaten.

Shots were exchanged by guards and an unknown man in the Rio Grande western yards at Burnham, Colo., a suburb of Denver. The man who answered a guard's challenge by emptying a gun at him escaped, leaving a trail of blood.

Hurrying to Kansas City following a near riot, Governor Allen gave Mayor Harry Burton 24 hours in which to restore order, threatening to send troops. Governor Allen said he was informed gunmen had been imported to intimidate men in the railroad shops. Sixteen hundred national guardsmen stood ready at Fort Riley to answer the governor's call. Mayor Burton promised city authorities would take every step possible to preserve order, and asked for twenty-four hours to accomplish this purpose.

Official complications arose at Corbin, Ky., where Chief of Police Manning, a policeman, and two deputy sheriffs were ar-rested on federal warrants charging them with resisting and interfering with United States Marshal Williams and his deputies in the discharge of their duties. Chief Manning is said to have instigated the holdup of deputy U. S. Marshals on their way to serve restraining orders on strikers at Livingston, Ky.

Troops were held in readiness to entrain for Spencer, N. C., where the situation had been tense for several days. Following earlier outbreaks, a section of water main supplying the Southern railway shops at Spencer was blown up.

Governor Hart of Washington took steps to protect fruit growers of his state by sending a representative to Washington to ask the interstate commerce commission for action that will provide cars to move the big Washington fruit crop.

Allen Probes K. C. Riots

Topeka, Aug. 21.CGovernor Allen today was in Kansas City, where he is investigating the strike situation; and it was said at his office that he probably will not return here until tomorrow. Adjutant General Martin said he had no orders of any kind regarding the proposal to send troops to Kansas City, Kansas.

Quiet at Newton

Newton, Kans., Aug. 21.CThe strike situation here was quiet over Saturday and Sunday. Captain Arthur J. Ericsson, in command of the national guard troops stationed here, today denied he issued any orders to close Newton motion picture houses and pool halls Saturday night as a precaution against threatened disorders.




An unidentified thief made a big haul yesterday evening at the resident of Mr. and Mrs. Owen Matthews of 515 North Summit Street, entering the house during the absence of the family and stealing diamonds and jewelry to the amount of $1,200 or more.

The theft list as reported to the police consists of the following: one ladies' large solitaire diamond ring, $700; one small diamond ring, $150; one small ring containing three diamonds, $250; one string of pearls set in clasp, $85; one pair earrings, value not placed; $2 in money taken from pocket of trousers.

The family had joined a large swimming party, going bathing in Paris Lake. There was no one left at the house. Upon the return of the family to the home, the jewels were discovered to be missing, and the affair was reported to the police. The name of the house maid was given to the police. She was not at the house. The police thought the chances of locating the diamonds through this source very slim. The fact that there is no clue to the theft makes it a difficult case to work on, it was stated at the police station this morning.


estimate, were rejected, and the city clerk was instructed to readvertise for bids on the work. [CITY COMMISSION: INTERURBAN/SEWER/PAVING/THEATRES.]




Interurban Franchise Ordinances.

The two franchise ordinances of the Arkansas City-Winfield Northern Interurban Railway company were given their first reading at the session this morning. Ordinance No. 477 grants to the interurban company the right to operate a street railway system within the limits of Arkansas City for a period of twenty years. According to the provisions of the ordinance, street cars are to be operated a minimum of 15 hours per day. At least a thirty minute service shall be furnished. A 7-cent fare is provided, including transfer privileges.

Ordinance No. 478 grants to the interurban company the right to operate an interurban line in this city for a term of thirty-five years. Both these ordinances will come up for second reading at the regular weekly meeting of the commissioners next Monday.

Bids were opened for the building of a concrete dike or floodgates for the protection of the city wells against back water from the Arkansas river. H. A. Fowler bid $1,545, R. H. Robison $1,800, and Livingston $1,600. All the bids, being above the city engineer's

Passed Sewer Bond Ordinance.

Mr. Alexander of the Fidelity Trust company of Kansas City was present and explained the attitude of the company in the matter of their purchase of the sewer bonds in district No. 5. The delivery of these bonds has been delayed on account of a suit brought by the Brown-Crummer company of Wichita, which company is suing for the delivery of the bonds to them on a contract which they allege to have entered into with the city. The city claims the right was reserved to pay the contractor cash for the work, and as the bonds went to a premium, the commissioners stood by their right in this matter. In accordance with the contract the city holds with the Fidelity Trust company, the city is proceeding to deliver the bonds to this company, and at the session this morning ordinance No. 476 was adopted, providing for the issuance of twenty-year bonds in the sum of $118,258.76 at 5 1/2 percent interest. An injunction suit preventing the delivery of the bonds is anticipated from the Brown-Crummer people, but any expense of litigation is to be borne by the Fidelity Trust company, according to Mr. Alexander's statement of the contract entered into with his company by the city.

Asked Postponement of Paving.

Mr. Knight and one or two other property owners were present and asked if the paving of the alley between Summit street and First street from Chestnut to Walnut avenues could not be postponed on account of the condition of the property owners with reference to tax paying. Utility Commissioner Thompson stated that he believed the only way to properly handle this matter as well as the cheapest was to put in concrete paving as proposed. It was explained that the levy could not be made so as to get it on the tax rolls this year and there would be a delay of at least a year on this account. The cost would be spread out over twenty years, and would amount to about $6.00 per year to the property owners affected.

A petition asking for paving on Central Avenue from Fifth street west, a distance of 250 feet, or nearly to the canal, was granted, the city engineer already having made his report on the same. The paving is to be of concrete.

Theatre Men Have a Grievance.

Messrs. C. N. Ewing and W. D. Fulton, managers of the Strand and Isis theatres, respectively, were present to see if the city could do anything to get the Kansas Gas & Electric company to improve their lighting service in the 100 block on South Summit street.

Both these theatres are in this block, and last Saturday night the lights were off from 7:30 to 8:45, the theatre men stated. In the opinion of the theatre men, the transformers in this block are overloaded, which causes the blowing of the fuse connecting up the service. The matter was referred to the utility commissioner, Mr. Thompson, for him to take up with the electric company with the understanding if his efforts were not successful, the matter would be taken up with state authorities.

Other Matters

A citizen from the Third ward appeared to present the drainage conditions that would result with reference to putting in of the sidewalk petitioned for on the east side of Block 43 and on the west side of Block 42, claiming that if the walk was put in, it would result in his premises being flooded in case of hard rains. The matter was referred to the city engineer.

A communication from the central labor council was read, extending the mayor and city officials an invitation to head the parade in this city on Labor day, and requesting that the mayor allow a platoon of police and men from the fire department to march at the head of the parade in conjunction with the city officials. The invitations were accepted.




Jesse McGuire, an old-time citizen of Dexter, was in the city Saturday visiting his son, Clarence, who is employed in the Missouri Pacific yards here. Mr. McGuire says he is in the cow business, milking eleven cows, and his wife is in the chicken business, having over 500 birds, on their farm five miles east of Dexter; and he don't care whether the democratic party or the republican party is in power.




The Lesh Oil Products Co., of this city, has sold its filling stations, 25 of which are located in this state, and three in Iowa, to the White Eagle Refining Co., of Kansas City, and the deal will be consummated next week. At that time some of the local office force probably will be required to move to Kansas City to reside. This sale does not in any way affect the Lesh refinery of this city, Lloyd Lesh stated today.




Sunday, August 13, 1922, markes the passing of one of the pioneer citizens of Arkansas City, in the death of Peter B. Andrews, 705 North Fourth Street. For some months it seemed that his aged wife would precede him to the Crossing of the Bar, but instead, due to the treacherous disease of pneumonia, he awaits her coming.

Mr. Andrews was one of the most highly respected men of the colored people of Arkansas City. Funeral services were held at the A. M. E. church, E. W. Smith, pastor, officiating. The Grand Army of the Republic and the ladies auxiliary paid their last respects to one of their members by attending in a body and acting as honorary pall bearers. The A. F. A. M. Masonic lodge No. 132 had charge of the services at the grave with Col. Austin, youngest Worshipful Master in the state of Kansas, in charge, who conducted the entire service without the aid of a ritual, which shows how efficient Col. Austin has made himself, and how devoted he is to this work, and Chaplain W. M. Hooker for his impressive prayers.

The casket was a very beautiful light steel silver grey broadcoth, placed at Mercer cemetery. ( Note - Mercer Cemetery was later named Hope Cemetery.)





P. E. Hackett, on the charge of embezzlement by the Apex Electric Co., of this city, who was brought here from Wichita recently for trial, gave the required bond in the case Saturday

evening and was released from the city jail. The bond in the case was made by Judge J. W. Martin and was for the sum of $1,200. The hearing in the case will be held at a later date.




Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Grimes, an aged couple of this city, in company with their son, E. W. Grimes, and daughter, Mrs. Myrtle Downing, made an extended auto trip yesterday, going to points of special interest to these old people. They first went to the cemetery northwest of Douglass, where Mr. and Mrs. Grimes' son, Dave, is buried. He died in Arkansas City twenty-two years ago. From there they went to Lone Star school house, where a little daughter, Gertrude, was buried, having died in childhood on a farm near Atlanta 39 years ago.

The party took dinner on the old homestead taken out by Mr. Grimes in 1878, four miles northwest of Atlanta. Mr. Grimes sold this place twenty-six years ago, and had never been back to the place until this visit. The present occupants are total strangers, the place having changed hands a number of times.

The party left here at 8 o'clock yesterday morning and arrived home in the evening.

Mr. Grimes is now 87 years old, while his wife is 80.




Chester Dailey, the police chief, went to Mulvane yesterday to see his father-in-law, W. E. Miller, Santa Fe freight house foreman of this city, who is in the Santa Fe hospital at Mulvane, where he has just undergone a serious operation. His right leg was removed, being cut off about four inches from the body, this operation having been necessitated by cancer on the limb.

Mr. Miller has been in the employ of the Santa Fe in his present position for 30 or 35 years. He is reported to be resting all right. Mr. Miller is the father of Guy and Glen Miller of this city.




According to members of Battery F, the A. C. battery was accredited at the Fort Sill school of instruction as being the best battery in the state in regard to personnel and morale of this guard unit.

They did everything a little better, according to the report, than any other battery represented in the meet. They outshot all the others on the range, took first in packing up, and stood at the top in point of morale. Naturally, the local boys are very proud of the showing which they made at the summer camp.




State Tells Mayor That Violence in Strike Must End.

Arkansas City is going to have adequate police protection to quell or prevent any riots arising from the shopmen strike, it was agreed at a conference between the city commissioners and Captain Smith, of Adjutant General Martin's office of Topeka, last night.

At the conference were: Captain Smith, Sheriff Goldsmith, Mayor McIntosh, County Attorney Fink, Deputy Sheriff Eaton, Police Chief Dailey, City Attorney Brown, Commissioners Sturtz and Thompson, and Chief Fry of the Santa Fe guard forces.

Warning to Mayor

Mayor McIntosh was informed that police protection would be provided for men working in the shops if it was necessary for the state to take over the job itself.

Smith came here as the personal representative of Governor Allen to suggest the procedure that shall be taken. The city will employ from six to eight additional men for patrol work, and they will be furnished by the state and not the city. They will be commissioned as deputy sheriffs, and this extra force will be on duty largely at night with authority to keep peace both within and out of the city. Sheriff Goldsmith and his force will be on the job also. "There will be no more of this rough stuff pulled off in Arkansas City if I can stop it," Goldsmith declared, with reference to the beating up of men here.

"There will be no further trouble if we have more adequate protection," Fry stated. "There are not more than eight of the strikers who have engaged in violence, and I can furnish their names. I can also furnish evidence as to the guilty parties in two of the assaults that have been committed upon men now working in the shops. I have men on guard duty who have been tried and found true and they will not attempt to intimidate anyone or to disobey the rules laid down for them. I will dismiss any man who does not obey the rules."

Two on Board Ask Probe

Commissioners Thompson and Sturtz favored engagement of a prominent detective agency to ascertain who have been responsible for attacks on shop employees.

Two policemen will be assigned to Sleeth addition; and two men are already on guard duty at the south end of the city railway line where so many of the shopmen pass to and from their work.

Captain Smith will continue his investigation of the local situation for a few days and will wait until the state men arrive to be assigned to guard duty.

Governor Allen, instead of relying on alleged false reports sent to his office relative to the situation in Arkansas City, has sent two representatives here within the last month to personally investigate conditions. As a result of these investigations, he has proposed supplementing the police force with special state guards and giving warning to the mayor that violence in the strike will not be tolerated. This answers the mayor's recent charge that some parties were "squealing on him," to the governor.

Quiet Over Kansas.

Topeka, Aug. 22.CGovernor Allen expressed gratification over the quietness of the strike situation in Kansas upon his return today from Kansas City. The situation there, he said, has quieted and increased vigor on the part of Kansas City, Kansas, officers is expected to do away with any necessity for troops.

A report of shooting heard in the vicinity of the Rock Island shops at Goodland last night reached here today. Capt. Wint Smith, representing the adjutant general, has gone to investigate, the governor said. Reports from other shop centers indicated no disturbance of any kind, he added.





Gravel roads are the best and cheapest roads that we can obtain. We believe that gravel roads should be built out of gravel and not out of crushed rock covered with gravel. Cowley County should have every road in it graveled, and then we would have good roads three hundred sixty-five days of the year. We have plenty of gravel in this county, and we can build gravel roads very cheaply, provided of course we do not accept federal aid. Built of gravel ten or twelve inches in thickness, the roads, with a slight upkeep, will become permanent good roads the year around. Without state or federal interference, Cowley County could have first class travel roads, eighteen feet wide, not to exceed $8,000 per mile. If we have state and federal aid, they will cost over $30,000 per mile.




Winfield, Kans., Aug. 22CSunday a heavy motor truck broke through the temporary bridge over Grouse Creek at Silverdale, County Commissioner Carl Dees announced today. Only one wheel broke through, but twelve boards were smashed.

The truck, a heavy one, went upon the bridge and the driver speeded up to take the hill on the opposite side. One rear wheel smashed a board and the truck crashed ahead, breaking eleven other boards. No other wheel broke through. The truck was enroute from Tonkawa to Sedan and was part of a show. The truck was held up by the accident, not getting free of the bridge for several hours. The floor gave way about ten o'clock that forenoon and the truck did not get out until nearly three o'clock in the afternoon.

The original bridge was washed out during the flood in July and a temporary structure has been put in place just above the low water mark. Cribs filled with stone were let down and flooring laid over these.

Surveys are being made for a permanent bridge to take the place of the old steel bridge as it was ruined by the flood.




Winfield, Aug. 22.CAccused by two of his fellow workers at the Harvey House of embezzling their pay checks, J. J. Mason, sometimes an employee of the Harvey House, was taken off the train at Wichita Saturday night and is now in jail here. The complainant was A. Reid. It appears that Reid was working at the Harvey House when his pay check, sixty-five dollars, came Saturday. He asked Mason, a sort of foreman, it is said, to let him off for a short time while he went to the bank to deposit the check. Mason refused, it is said, telling Reid that he, Mason, would take the check to the bank for him. Reid agreed to this. Another worker in the eating house, according to the story, said: "While you are at it, take mine." This check was for forty dollars, it is said. Mason did not return, it is said, and the anxious check owners learned that he had left on No. 18. They got action in time to have Mason picked up at Wichita.




J. C. Lytal, of the Moore refinery, has leased the J. S. Mowatt property at 516 North B Street.




According to the Kansas City Journal of August 20th, the Burbank oil field is the strongest producing field in Oklahoma and the ElDorado field is the strongest producing field in Kansas. From this, it will be seen that Arkansas City is well situated for a refining center.

Everything is booming at all three of the refineries here. The Moore people are spending $700,000 on improvements, They are running 7,000 barrels of crude a day now. It is thought that within another month, the daily run of crude will amount to 10,000 barrels. At the present time the daily run of crude in this city in the various refineries amounts to about 12,000 barrels per day.

Those in close touch with the plant are assured that the Moore people are planning to make this plant the best in the state. They now have two hundred seventy-five employees.

The Moore refinery is now shipping a trainload of refined products every day, with the plant running at about two-thirds capacity.

Milo Taxman is back at his desk in the Moore office after a several days absence spent in Tulsa and other Oklahoma points.

It takes 1,000 horsepower to light the Moore refinery and drive its machinery not counting the steam pumps.

Following are the stillmen now on the job at the Moore plant.

Battery 1: Earl Rector, Wade Wilson, W. W. Thayer.

There are no helpers employed at this battery.

Battery 2: George Christolear, Dan Forbes, Chester Harris.

Helpers: Ben Lewis, Jesse Barnes, Robert King.

Battery 3: Dan Hadley, Ray Baker, H. H. Pratt.

There are no helpers employed at this battery.




At the close of the preliminary hearing of C. C. "Choc" Collins in the state court of J. W. Martin this morning, on the charge of shooting at a stranger with a deadly weapon here some time ago, there was a commitment issued for Collins. He was bound over for trial in the district court at Winfield. Soon after the commitment had been issued and the papers made out, Collins went direct to Winfield, in company with the deputy sheriff, F. A. Eaton, and his attorney, H. S. Hines.

In the district court at the county seat, the attorney for Collins at once filed a petition asking for a writ of habeas corpus, setting forth in the petition the reasons why the man should not be held in custody of the sheriff. The papers were served on the sheriff and then the judge of the district court, O. P. Fuller, granted the temporary writ and set the case for August 28 for hearing. Bond in the case was fixed at $1,500 and the bond was then signed. Collins and his attorney then returned to the city and arrived here soon after the noon hour.

The deputy county attorney completed the taking of testimony for the state in this case yesterday, as one of the principal witnesses could not be located.




J. B. Dooling was fined $5.00 and costs in the justice court of J. W. Martin yesterday for illegal fishing in Paris Lake. According to the facts in the case, it seems that Dooling was not really fishing but was showing the boys how to catch the minnows near the bank where the water runs out of the lake.

The lake was stocked with fish last fall, according to Justice Martin. Deputy Game Warden A. S. Smith happened to see Dooling showing the boys how to catch the minnows. On the representation made by the game warden, Dooling volunteered to pay the fine and costs without a trial. He paid part of the fine and all of the costs yesterday, and the case was continued until September 2, for the payment of the balance of the fine.




Some of the city policemen, on their own initiative, have proposed that they be given a commission from the county sheriff's office as deputies, so that they can break in on some of the "parties" that are growing rather numerous outside the city limits, according to reports.

The policemen claim that since they have tightened down on drunken parties in this city, they have driven the participants out of the city limits, and it seems that there is a good deal of revelry going on in this way that is being untouched by the law.

The matter of the men on the city police force being commissioned as deputy sheriffs has gone so far as to have been taken up with Sheriff Goldsmith, but it seems that thus far the men have failed to get commissions, and parties outside the city limits continue to be of frequent occurrence.

It is claimed that if arrests were made in some cases, the result would be a big sensation in this city. Local policemen are claiming that it seems hardly fair that inexperienced men be deputized as Santa Fe guards, while the police who say they want to see lawlessness and drunken revelry put down, allege they cannot get a deputy's commission.




Virgil LaSarge and his sister, Mrs. R. L. Baker, left Sunday for Colorado to spend several weeks with their mother, Mrs. William Bunnell.




Dean John B. Heffelfinger, Superintendent C. E. St. John, and Principal J. F. Gilliland have changed their offices to the new senior high school building. Superintendent St. John's office is on the first floor in the north wing. Principal Gilliland is located on the first floor in the south wing. Dean Heffelfinger of the junior college has his office on the second floor in the north wing, in room 203.

The junior college will occupy three rooms on the second floor for their regular class work, and one room on the ground floor for chemistry. Over eighty-five of the students enrolled in the junior college have elected chemistry, which will give cause for more than one class in this study each day.




Three new cases arrived in district court Monday morning by way of appeal from police court at Arkansas City. They go on the criminal appearance docket with state cases, and will be tried by jury. The numbers and briefs are:

No. 3198. T. Turner, colored, keeping a place where liquor was sold or given away, and having liquor in his possession.

No. 3199. J. R. Curry, keeping a place where liquor was sold or given away, and having liquor in his possession.

No. 3200. Vera Revod, soliciting on streets of Arkansas City and appearing in an intoxicated condition on the public streets.




Constable R. W. Callahan went to Silverdale this afternoon to serve attachment papers on the Midwest Gravel Co., of that place, the papers in the case having been issued out of the state court of W. T. Ham. The case against the gravel company was filed by several of the men who have been employed there and they are suing for wages said to be due them. Several hundred dollars are involved in the case. H. S. Hines and Harry V. Howard filed the suits for the laborers in this case.




New York, Aug. 23.C(A. P.)CAmerican railroad presidents went into session this afternoon at the Yale club to vote on a resolution to be submitted by a subcommittee embodying the reply to be made to last week's proposals by mediating brotherhoods chiefs for settlement of the nationwide shopmen's strike.

It was understood that the carrier heads at their morning session had voted unanimously to stand pat on their refusal to reinstate strikers with full seniority rights but that the reply would contain counter proposals, leaving the door to peace still open. This reply, it was explained, would be conveyed to the mediators late today.





With reference to the reports in yesterday's papers that Mayor George R. McIntosh had been given warning from the state adjutant general's office that "Police protection would be provided for men working in the shops if it was necessary for the state to take over the job itself," the mayor stated this morning.

"I am well aware that the state government is bigger than the city government.

"While I am mayor, I am going to run the police department in accordance with my best judgment. I have nothing to shrink from.

"I, as mayor, must have a few friends, as I won the fight with both newspapers against me.

"I still contend that I don't give a d__n what the Traveler says about me," concluded the mayor.




As a result of the conference between the city commissioners and Captain Smith of the adjutant general's office at Topeka, the patrol force of this city has been increased by the addition of two policemen and four men deputized from the county sheriff's office.

The two new policemen sworn in yesterday by the city clerk are Ralph Dailey, who is a brother of Chief Dailey, and Asher A. King.

Deputy Sheriff Fred Eaton reported the following additional deputy sheriffs for special patrol work: N. H. Hixon and D. O. Gordon, assigned to Sleeth Addition; E. H. Hensley, Jim Youngblood, and Walter Gray, assigned to the neighborhood of the Kininmonth produce house in the Second ward; L. B. Carver with George Ray, Second ward; Officer King at Paris Park.

At the noon hour today there were ten men sworn in for duty in this city, these men being ex-soldiers, and they were brought here from various parts of the state by Capt. Smith of Topeka, who has been here since Monday. The men were sworn in before Justice of the Peace W. T. Ham. They are: H. H. Dick, Ray S. Dean, Otto L. Cox, W. J. Scott, B. B. Boone, A. H. Turner, C. W. Bentwick, C. L. Layman, H. C. Winter, W. Coolidge, and Robert B. Wharton.

These men will assist the local police in patroling the city, Deputy Sheriff F. A. Eaton stated this afternoon. Officer Eaton stated that he was going to swear in eight or ten more men for the Santa Fe this afternoon, who will join the force of about 35 already on the job here, and who will act as deputies under the sheriff of the county, for work on the railroad property only.

This afternoon City Clerk Sinnott swore in two more new men for the police force. They were Ervin O. Ristan and Stanton R. Johnson. These men were also brought here by Capt. Smith.




Chicago, Aug. 23.CAs railroad executives gathered in New York today to consider peace proposals by the heads of the transportation brotherhoods acting as mediators in the shopmen's strike, trouble on the Southern railway, principal sufferer from trainmen's walkouts during the past few days, began to clear away.

The voice of the peace dove was drowned in the noise of exploding bombs, which kept the rail strike fever at a high stage in some of the nation's rail centers.

Bombs were hurled at the homes of Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe employees at San Bernardino, California, where daily outbreaks have marked the shopmen's strike. Windows were broken by the explosion, but no injuries were reported.

Michigan Central officials increased their reward for the arrest of plotters accused of causing the Gary, Ind., wreck Sunday, to $5,000. The original reward was $1,000.

Striking shopmen of the Southern Railway at Salisbury were on guard around the home of the Rev. Thomas P. Jimison, who received threatening letters, following an alleged assault upon him by a postal employee. The minister had been a champion of the shopmen's strike and the strikers went to his defense, maintaining guards in eight hour shifts at the preacher's home.

Oklahoma City, Okla., Aug. 23.CSix units of Oklahoma national guard troops, mobilized here last Saturday for possible duty at Shawnee, where disorders were reported at the shops of the Rock Island railroad, today were ordered demobilized by Col. B. H. Markham after conference with Governor J. B. A. Robertson. The soldiers have been instructed to hold themselves in readiness for instant re-mobilization should necessity arise.

Shawnee, Okla., Aug. 23.C(A. P.)CDeclaration that troops are necessary to cope with the railroad shopmen's strike situation here was made today by U. S. Marshal Alva McDonald, who is directing the protection of the property of the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific, and the Santa Fe railroads.

Approximately 100 federal deputies were on duty early today and Marshal McDonald was making efforts to increase his force by several score while waiting action by Gov. Robertson on his insistent request for the aid of state troops.



Winfield, Kan., Aug. 23.CA three-fiftieths interest in the Traders State Bank building, which interest is worth $3,000, is claimed by E. L. McDowell, defendant in suit of Curry, receiver of the Traders State Bank, in his answer to plaintiff's petition filed in district court today.

The plaintiff alleges defendant gave a note of $3,000, which note has not been paid. Defendant declares that note was given him as part of a plan approved by the state bank commissioner whereby the stockholders of the bank, of whom the defendant was one, would become owners of the building. The building is roth $50,000, defendant says.

Defendant claims that the receiver has refused and neglected to admit defendant's title to a three-fiftieths interest in the building; but is advertising the building for sale regardless of the defendant's rights. Defendant asks for cancellation of the note or confirmation of his interest in the building, declaring his willingness to pay the note if he gets his share of the building.



On page 1 the Traveler presents a statement or interview with Mayor McIntosh. We give it space so the people will know just what kind of a mayor they have. He virtually says he will run the police department as he pleases. However, we shall patiently wait and see what the state has to say on the subject. Capt. Smith is still in town and quite active, you know.

Gov. Allen's private secretary, Alf Landon, has resigned to look after his private business.

The Ku Klux Klan will make war on Jack Walton, democratic nominee for governor of Oklahoma.The klan will have speakers in Oklahoma during the campaign to oppose Walton.

Perhaps the mayor's statement that "he didn't give a d__n what the Traveler said" is a roundabout way of telling it to the state.

If reports prove correct, some of the advisors in the mayor's cabinet are liable to get into trouble for advising wrongfully.




The Moore company is spending hundreds of thousands of dollars for operating material. The warehouse is being completely stocked; and in addition, many car loads of pipe, brick, soda ash, fullers earth, acid, caustic soda, ammonia, carbide, etc., are being unloaded. This does not include construction material.

J. C. Lytal, superintendent of the pipe lines of the Moore refinery, left last night for Chicago, to be gone about a week. T. M. Maroney is in charge during Mr. Lytal's absence.

C. W. Bath, field superintendent for the Moore company, was at his desk today after a several days absence in Philliips and De Noya. F. R. McIntire is field superintendent for the company in the Tonkawa district, with headquarters at Tonkawa.

It is estimated that it will take about another month to complete the remodeling work on battery three.

Walker Brown, 507 South D Street, shipping manager of the Moore refinery, reports that someone was prowling in his garage last night. The prowler picked the Yale lock on the garage. There was nothing taken.

It cost the Moore refinery about $10 a day to get drinking water to the workers there.

The ordinary still when in operation has a temperature of 550 degrees F. The contents of the still when being pumped out must be passed through cooling coils, to avoid the danger of the heated oil flashing when it comes in contact with the air. High pressure stills operate at a temperature of 800 degrees F. In order to give some idea of this heat, readers are reminded that water boils at 212 degrees, and the temperature of steam at 100 lbs. pressure is 325 degrees.

Dan Potter, timekeeper of the Moore refinery, is an Arkansas City young man who is making good. He graduated from the local high school in 1918, and was city purchasing agent for the Mid-Co company.




In the District Court of the United States, for the district of Kansas, second division, in bankruptcy, in the matter of John Shea, doing business as The Shea Furniture Co., bankrupt, of Arkansas City, Kansas.

To the creditors of the above bankrupt: Notice is hereby given that on Aug. 22, 1922, the above named was duly adjudged a bankrupt, and that the first meeting of creditors will be held at the office of the Referee, Suite 7, Wheeler Kelly & Hagny Bldg., in Wichita, on Sept. 1, 1922, at 11 o'clock a.m., at which time the creditors may prove their claims, appoint a trustee, examine the bankrupt, consider the sale of assets, and transact such other business as may properly come fore said meeting. Claims will not be considered unless prepared in form prescribed by Bankruptcy Act.

Wichita, Kans., Aug. 22, 1922.CPaul J. Wall, Referee in Bankruptcy.




The new postmaster at Winfield, Col. John H. O'Connor, took charge of the office there today, according to reports from the county seat received here. He will in the future devote his entire time to the job, but in case of an emergency will be on the staff of the Daily Courier, as he has been the city editor of that paper for a number of years past.




Former Lieut. F. B. Gaines and Capt. W. F. Campbell made a short visit to Arkansas City last evening to call on their old friend, Dr. Richards. They were on their way west from Fort Sill, where they had visited the camp and taken in the maneuvers.

They were particularly pleased with the actions of the Arkansas City boys. They spoke in the most flattering terms of both officers and men.

They said, in part, "there was no gambling, no boisterous conduct, and in short, no conduct of any kind that we need to be ashamed of." They further stated that no mother or father should feel that their sons had witnessed anything that would be detrimental to their future welfare. "They worked hard and played hard," said Capt. Campbell.

Both of these men are old friends of Dr. Richards, and he says that they are real men. Lieut. Gaines is from Washington and Capt. Campbell is from Wisconsin.




The court of honor of the local council of boy scouts met last evening at scout headquarters in the city building, at which time merit badges were awarded as follows.

Paul Reed, troop 6, swimming, pioneering, physical development, and first aid.

Samuel Shoup, troop 1, first aid, swimming, cooking, per-sonal health, public health.

Charles Morrissey, troop 1, firemanship, athletic, camping, and swimming.

Forest Kuhns, troop 8, firemanship, cooking, and swimming.

Wilbur Shoup, troop 8, cooking and swimming.

Frank Jones, troop 4, cooking.

Marvin Bishop, troop 1, swimming.

Estel Counts, troop 2, firemanship, personal health, swimming.

Howard Prixley, troop 6, public health, personal health, firemanship, automobiling, and safety first.

Tom Smyer, troop 1, cooking, swimming, and firemanship.

Verne Sheldon, troop 1, cooking, firemanship, swimming.

Junior Paris, troop 1, life and star scout badges, which puts him next in line for eagle scout.

Paul Reed, troop 6, awarded leaders' badge, having been patrol leader and first class scout for a period of six months.

Joe Bly, troop 6, patrol leaders' certificate.




Capt. Smith, who is here as a representative of the governor under the industrial court law, says he believes Arkansas City is the best town in the state. The captain is an extra good judge.




Chas. Grestz, picture operator at the Isis theatre, had the misfortune last night, during the show at that place, to have both his hands burned severely when one of the films caught fire from the machine. There was no damage to the theatre, and the crowd there at the time was handled in a capable manner by the manager, W. D. Fulton, who assured the people in the theatre that there was no cause for alarm. The fire did not get outside the operating room. Mr. Grestz was compelled to carry his hands in bandages today, although the burns are not of a serious nature.




A. G. Smith, deputy state game and fish warden, reports that boys with air rifles are shooting song birds and making themselves a nuisance with these guns, endangering the safety of citizens of this city. He not only desires to save the song birds, but also wishes to protect people from danger of accidental shooting. He reports a case occurring some time ago where a double B shot from one of these guns struck a lady close to the inner socket of one of her eyes, narrowly escaping putting the eye out.

"Reports come to me from citizens who have provided baths and watering for birds on their residence premises, making complaint that neighboring boys with air rifles are shooting the birds that come to their lawns," stated the deputy warden this morning.

"The manufacture of these guns should be prohibited as a common nuisance," declared the deputy warden. "The hardware men should be prohibited from selling them on account of the danger of accidental shootings. They are silent and give no warning, thus adding to their dangerous nature. They are powerful enough to imbed a double B shot in a pine board.

"If this practice is not discontinued, I shall either turn the boys over to the juvenile officer or make arrest of the parents," concluded Warden Smith.

Mr. Smith states positively that he is going to prosecute all cases reported to him in the future. He is the deputy state warden located in this city, residing at 423 South Second Street.




Being an attorney to some forty farmers in a suit brought in connection with a bank failure is the position occupied by Ward Wright, a well known attorney of this city.

The bank in question is the defunct Geuda Springs State Bank, and the farmers were members of a cooperative association. It is claimed that the farmers' union had borrowed money from the bank, and that the money so borrowed was secured by each farmer member of the union signing a guarantee to pay $400 apiece.

Now it is said the farmers refuse to make payment, and suit to collect the money has been started in the district court at Wellington. Attorney Wright went to Wellington today, to make investigation of the matter in the interest of the farmers who are alleged to have signed the guarantee.




N. J. Stewart and family of East Bolton township, have returned from a two weeks trip in Colorado Jim says, "The water out there runs up hill and the worst roads we traveled were between here and Wichita."

He also stated: "The people of Arkansas City are just sleeping on their rights by leaving the roads in such a deplorable condition. Arkansas City has a lovely tourist park, but owing to the fact that it is not advertised more extensively, no one knows anything about it." He further suggests that "signs be put up in a radius of 200 miles around our city."




Herington, Aug. 24.CStrike conditions are in a high state of foment here today, following the shooting about 2 a.m. of M. L. Locke, Rock Island fireman. Locke is in a hospital with a bullet wound through the lung, in a serious condition. He charges he was shot by a Rock Island guard, as he was leaving the roundhouse. The guard, according to Locke, stopped him, and asked where he was going. A few words followed and the guard fired, Locke said. According to the best information attainable, the railroad guard who did the shooting immediately gave himself up to the Kansas National Guard forces which are on duty here, and was escorted out of town to avoid trouble.

Immediately after the news of the shooting became circulated, many railroad men employed here quit their posts, it was reported. When passenger train No. 24 arrived early today, the roundhouse hostlers had quit their posts and the engine crew had to go to the roundhouse and get a locomotive to continue their run, it was reported. A mass meeting of railroad men was being called together this morning.

Olathe, Kas., Aug. 24.CA man identified by tattoo marks as Geo. Barnes, address unknown, was killed late yesterday by Missouri Pacific guards at Stillwell, Kansas, near here. The killing resulted from a pistol fight between three railroad agents and four alleged box car thieves, who were surprised as they were attempting to load onto a motor car some freight that had been thrown from a freight train the night before. A second member of the band was arrested.

Wichita, Aug. 24.CThe strike situation at Herington is quiet today after a disturbance early today in which M. L. Locke, a Rock Island fireman, was shot but not fatally injured. The roundhouse at Herington is reported to have been tied up about an hour when workmen quit following the shooting. But they have returned to their posts and all trains are running as usual, it was stated.




New York, Aug. 24. (A. P.)C"It's now up to the shopmen," said a spokesman for the big five brotherhood chiefs this afternoon after they had conferred with a committee representing a group of about twenty roads on a proposition for effecting separate settlements between individual roads and striking shopmen.




Winfield, Kan., Aug. 24.CIn addition to six city policemen added to Arkansas City's force after notice from a representative of the adjutant general's office that the state would undertake the enforcement of law in Arkansas City if the city and county officials didn't do it, eleven more deputy sheriffs have been appointed for duty in that city.

Sheriff Goldsmith announced Wednesday afternoon the appointment of these extra deputies and stated they are all ex-service men. "Beating up" parties in Arkansas City are not to be tolerated and "rough stuff" must cease, the sheriff says; and county officials expect to give the city officials of Arkansas City all the assistance necessary in preserving law and order.




John Morhain, who has been in the grocery business at 1410 South Summit Street for the past eighteen months, has sold the business there to Chas. Deal, a newcomer here. Mr. Deal took charge of the store at that location this morning and John is now looking for a job. Mr. Deal has been in several cities in this locality and in Oklahoma, seeking a location, and he decided that Arkansas City was a busy place and he would stop here.





Chief of Police Dailey received a telegram today from Omaha, Nebraska, stating: "Have in custody party named Bunch, who admits he shot Choc Collins. He has newspapers containing story of the shooting. Shall I hold him?CM. F. Dempsey, chief of police."

The above bears out the story told by Choc Collins the next day after the shooting to the effect that the man who tried to shoot him was not Carlile, as was claimed by witnesses, but was "a bad man from Texas," whose nickname was "Chunk" or "Punk."

The telegram seems to leave no question as to the identity of the man who was engaged in a gun battle with Choc Collins in this city on the night of August 3, the affair taking place in a hamburger stand on West Adams avenue.

Upon receiving the above telegram, Chief Dailey, in company with the deputy county attorney, C. H. Quier, went to see Choc Collins, to ascertain if he would sign a complaint against the man Bunch.

Collins' reply was: "I do not want to sign any complaint," as reported by the deputy attorney.

Collins is being prosecuted on a charge of assault with intent to kill, the complaint being sworn out by C. H. Quier. Collins claimed that the man Bunch tried to hold him up in the St. Charles rooms, striking him on the head with a revolver, knocking him down, and trying to get a diamond ring off his finger, then running down the back stairs from the rooms.

Collins further claimed, in his statement to a reporter, that he then followed the man downstairs and found him in the hamburger stand and told the story of what happened there as follows.

"I walked in and started shooting. After the first shot my gun jammed. The man they called 'Carlile' was trying to get his gun from under his shirt, but he was slow on the draw and I grabbed him. In the scuffle his gun was fired twice. My gun was of no use to me. I then started to fight with my fists; but this man, whose nickname is 'Chunk' or 'Punch' was a bigger man than myself and he was getting the best of me. I then ran upstairs to get my shotgun; but when I returned, he was gone."

In face of his story, that he had been the victim of an attempted holdup, and that this was followed by a gun battle with the man, and that the man has evidently been located and is being held in custody, Collins refused to sign a complaint for his arrest.

How the man Bunch happened to be in the custody of the Omaha police is not explained, but it is presumed he got arrested in that city and that the police found the Arkansas City newspapers on him telling the story of the shooting that had taken place here, and as a result held him to see if he was wanted here.

Late this afternoon the deputy county attorney, C. H. Quier, still had under consideration what course to pursue in the matter. Under the Kansas constitution there is no legal method provided whereby the state can bring Bunch here as a witness in the case of Choc Collins, nor can it get his testimony by deposition.

The only way open to bring Bunch into this state in connection with the Collins shooting affair, since Collins himself refuses to sign a complaint, is for the deputy or the county attorney to sign a complaint and swear out a warrant for his arrest on a charge of assault with intent to killCthe same charge that is lodged against Collins.

According to Deputy Attorney Quier, he could not do this without at the same time killing his case against Choc Collins. Late this afternoon no reply had yet been sent to the telegram.




Recognizing the importance of the East Madison Avenue road as one of the main trade channels leading to this city, Secretary R. H. Rhoads of the Chamber of Commerce and City Engineer Chas. W. Lusk made a trip out to Horseshoe Hill yesterday and made a survey of this hill with a view to eliminating the curve in the road on this hill in the near future.

The distance from the middle of the road to a point where the road starts to make its curve to the middle of the road at the crest of the hill was found to be 365 feet, with a 55-foot fall, which would mean a grade of about 15 percent.

By going back 146 feet from the top of the hill and making a cut, the distance to the bottom is increased to 509 feet, with a drop of 55 feet and a grade of 11.1 percent. The maximum grade of federal aid roads, according to Mr. Rhoads, is 6 percent.

Horseshoe hill took its name by virtue of the big curve in the road over the hill. The bad road condition here is not only due to this curve, making it impossible for an automobile to gain any momentum in climbing the hill, but is also dangerous, the only thing preventing numerous accidents being the adequate danger signs that have been palced here.

The work of straightening the road and maintaining a reasonable grade would represent a difficult job, as the hill is largely a bed of rock. However, the preliminary steps are being taken looking to the elimination of the curve and making the big trade territory east of Horsehoe hill much more easily accessible to this city.




Editor Traveler:CIn your paper of August 22, you made the statement that a Mr. Burton paid a fine for his boy for wrong parking, which is absolutely wrong. I went down to police court Monday evening and sat there for nearly an hour; and as the judge did not seem to be busy, I asked him if he could not attend to my case as I was somethat of a hurry, and he said, "What case, what is yours?" I said I did not know a thing about it; only that my boy took his girl to church and the car was tagged. The city attorney said, "I suppose he is guilty." The judge did not seem to know what to do about it and the city attorney suggested he continue the case until tomorrow evening.

Now just what case was he going to continue without any case on docket or any witness? I did not know what I was there for; of course, not being an attorney I don't understand such things. But there was one thing I could understand, and that was I was going to shed $2,00, case or no case. So I said I would rather give you $2.00 than to come back again, for I was satisfied they could probably dig up a case and get my two bucks anyhow. So I gave it to him, and he then, after I had paid the bonus, asked me my name. Now there is nothing on the docket to show when, where, or how the said parking took place or whether the car was parked or not, only I found a tag on the car, and even the tag was not in court. Now he certainly did not fine the kid, for he had no evidence he parked the car; in fact, does not know his name or the number of the car.

I used to read when I was a kid about a man's right to life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness, and depriving a man of property without due process of law. I don't remember whether it was in the Constitution or Peck's Bad Boy, but in either case, it does not operate in Arkansas City.

Now I'm not kicking on the kid being fined, for a lad who does not know any better than to go to church when he could just as well have parked out along some hedge row where the rest of them park and where there is no danger of having to pay a fine because his hair was not parted on the right side, ought to be fined. But what I am kicking on is the way they got it. If I must pay a fine for the kid not parting his hair on the right side, I want them to at least prove that he was not bald headed. Now in regard to the fine, call it what you like, I simply gave them $2,00 if they would not make me come back to court again and so stated; but please correct the statement that I was fined or the boy, for we absolutely were not. And if the docket shows a fine, it is a false entry. Respectfully Yours,

CW. H. Burton, R. 4, City.




The work of dismantling the Jenkins high pressure stills has been discontinued indefinitely. The wreckers say they were merely salvaging these stills to get material for use in building the new high pressure stills.

L. E. Winkler, chief engineer for the University Oil Products company, went to Cushing today on business.

A shipment of several carloads of barrels from Coffeyville factory has been received at the Moore refinery. These barrels are for use in packing wax. Although the wax plant has been in operation for more than a month, no shipments have been made, the product being stored in tanks, where it is kept in a liquid state by means of steam coils inside the tanks.

Henry Fishburn has taken a job as pipe fitter at the Moore refinery. He was chief car inspector for the Mid-Co Company.

Another condensor tower was hoisted into place on battery three at the Moore plant today. Shifts of electric and acetylene welders are working night and day at this place.

D. N. R. Brown commenced work at the Moore plant today as car inspector.

One of the trucks of the Huey Lumber company has been busy all day today delivering a big order of construction material at the new high pressure stills at the Moore refinery.

It requires the services of one bricklayer all the time to do the repair work at the Moore refinery.

Work on the new high pressure stills at the Moore refinery is progressing well. The Universal Oil Products company has 50 men employed in this work. Foundations have already been laid to a length of 200 feet. The work at present consists principally of running concrete, laying brick, and building forms. Two cars of construction material were received today. A big force of teamsters is at work hauling sand and gravel.




Cowley's automobile population is growing right along, according to figures furnished today by Harry Gillen, of the secretary of state's office, auto license department. Mr. Gillen, here to look the tag situation over, says that nearly all of the cars in the county have taken out tags.

There are now 6,476 cars and trucks in the county, he stated today. There are 6,115 automobiles and 361 trucks. The increase is in pleasure cars as there are not so many trucks as last year.

Mr. Gillen states that many cars listed last year as trucks are listed this year as pleasure cars. The change in the ruling makes a difference.




Dick Shannon, colored, formerly of this city, was arrested last night in Wellington and brought here on a charge of beating a $15 board bill, at the Dinty Moore cafe. The warrant in the case was sworn to before Judge Ham, of the state court, and Deputy Sheriff F. A. Eaton went to Wellington after the man. He was taken before the court this morning and there was said to be an effort being made to settle the case. Late today the case has not been tried.




Mrs. P. W. Wilkins and sons, Stanley and Richard, have arrived from Warren, Pennsylvania. Mr. Wilkins is superintendent of the Mechanics work, construction, and labor at the Moore refinery. The family will reside at 419 North B Street.




Winfield, Kans., Aug. 24.CThirty shares of the capital stock of the Home Building and Loan Association of Arkansas City are alleged to be the collateral security on a note of $5,000 for payment of which B. V. Curry, receiver of the Traders State Bank, began suit today against V. E. Creighton, former president of the bank. The building and loan association and its secretary, Charles W. Early, are made defendants with Creighton; the association, under instruction of Creighton, having refused to transfer this capital stock to the bank on the association's books.

Plaintiff asks for judgment on the note and sale of the stock to satisfy the costs of action and as much of the note as possible.




Fred Beeson, roper and bronco-buster, met his Waterloo Sunday morning. For twenty years, Mr. Beeson has been riding a bronco and roping steers, and has always managed to stay on the horse, excepting when he wanted to get off. Sunday morning he mounted the horse he generally rides and started off in a swinging lope, standing up in the stirrups, when in some way his halter strap fell and wrapped around the hind leg of his horse. This frightened the animal and it jumped as high as it could in the air. When it came down, Fred went to the ground with a count.

When he took inventory of what had happened to him, he found his shoulder had been fractured. He is now carrying his arm in a sling and is getting along nicely.




Topeka, Aug. 24.CEfforts to put a law similar to the Kansas Industrial Court Act on the statutes of all states will be made by the commission on uniform state laws of the American Bar Association.

This information was given to Governor Allen today in a communication from members of the commission, the decision having been reached at the recent meeting of the American Bar Association in San Francisco. The law was much discussed at the convention. The uniform laws commission unanimously endorsed the Kansas court act and will include the endorsement in its annual report. Three Kansas attorneys are on the commission: Earle W. Evans, Wichita; Fred Dumont Smith, Hutchinson; and Chester I. Long, Wichita.




New York, Aug. 25.C(A. P.)CAttempts to end the rail shopmen's strike by separate settlement with individual roads failed today, and conferences were broken up.

At labor headquarters where it was said the unions were prepared for a fight to the finish, telegrams were being dispatched all over the country calling union strikers to renew the struggle with redoubled vigor. "We know where we stand now," said one leader. From unofficial sources it was learned that the breakup came when labor men rejected a plan advanced by the roads which was regarded by executtives as representing a big concession. The break came after the brotherhoods, who right along have maintained that the strike must end because the public demanded it, had spent two hours conferring with executives representing about 30 percent of the country's mileage.

A statement by the executives representing 52 main and subsidiary lines with 85,000 miles of trackage, who had attended the latest conferences, disclaimed any desire to take advantage of the strike situation to curtail the pension or other privileges which as been earned by the strikers before quitting, and expressed a willingness to restore all strikers with pension privileges unimpaired. The railway executives said they regretted that the representatives of the strikers, although definitely assured the substance of all they asked for, were unwilling to agree to settle under the conditions proposed. The roads' statement added that the lines were willing to pledge themselves to find jobs for all strikers in the same places of employment at the rate of pay fixed by the railroad labor board.

The executives' statement, issued by Daniel Willard, head of the Baltimore and Ohio, added that the rights of loyal employees would be protected.

B. M. Jewell, spokesman for the strikers, said that the strikers could and would fight for their minimum terms and a nation-wide settlement as long as could the road managements. "Now that we are compelled to fight," said Mr. Jewell, "our victory will bring victory on all the issues for which the strike was called."




J. B. Lantz has purchased the residence property of H. D. Baylis, located at 411 North C Street, and which joins the lots already owned by Mr. Lantz, upon which he is now erecting a fine new home. The Baylis property has two and one half lots and the house which is now located there will be moved across the street, onto the lots known as the A. V. Franklin property. Mr. Lantz will then build on the lots which adjoin his other property and in all, he will have one quarter of a block of ground there. Work on the new home of Mr. and Mrs. Lantz, which is being built by contractor J. O. Brown, is progressing very nicely at present; and when completed, it will be one of the finest residences in the city.

Mr. Baylis and family will move next Monday to the C. E. Masters property, located at 1018 North First Street, after which the house on C street will be moved off the lots there.




Dr. and Mrs. Edwin Tufts just received a letter from the doctor's sister, Miss Lorah Tufts, from Los Angeles, telling of her adventures as one of the passengers who were detained at Seligman, Arizona, as a result of the trainmen going on strike.

Miss Tufts stated that their stay at Seligman was very interesting and accompanied by much uncertainty. When the train finally pulled out, it was done very quietly and without any whistling by the locomotive. Passengers were given instructions not to to put their heads out of the windows; and at the first eating house, they were instructed to go direct to the eating house and directly back.

Miss Tufts' brother, Albert, played three piano recitals at Seligman at the Santa Fe reading room, which were greatly appreciated by the passengers and others. After arriving at Los Angeles, he received a letter of thanks for his performances from the Santa Fe officials.

The letter was sent by Miss Tufts from Los Angeles last Monday and arrived here this morning, showing that it is about two days longer in transmission than the usual period.




Mr. and Mrs. Joe Drennen received a letter this morning from Sam Warmbrodt, formerly of this city, but now in Los Angeles, in which he says that his daughter, Miss Sara Warmbrodt, who has been playing leading parts at the Majestic theatre in Los Angeles for two years past, will leave in a few days for New York, where she takes the leading part in a new play to be presented there. The stage name of Sara Warmbrodt is Sara Sothern. The letter also states that the ten year old daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Hoargland of Los Angeles died a few days since and was buried there on August 21st. Mrs. Hoargland will be remembered in this city as Miss Clara Sanders, daughter of N. D. Sanders, who was connected with the banking business in this city for a short time.

Note: Sara Warmbrodt, stage name Sara Sothern, was mother of the well-known actress, Elizabeth Taylor.




Trains on the Beaumont and Enid branch of the Frisco were somewhat delayed yesterday on account of the partial destruction of a bridge on that line, near the town of Hunter, Oklahoma.

Hunter is located about 50 miles south of here; and the cause of the fire is unknown to the trainmen and the local force. The structure was repaired before the day was over and all trains were in operation again today and about on time through this city and to the south of here, the local agent reported.




R. F. Fitzpatrick, real estate dealer of this city, raised a crop of corn this year under circumstances approaching the miraculous. The "crop" consisted of a single stalk, which produced a single ear of corn.

The stalk was of volunteer growth coming up in the window pit on the sidewalk near the stairway leading to the basement of the Union State Bank on the Fifth Avenue side where it was subjected to the intense heat of the sun reflecting from the pavement. There was no soil in the pit except the sand and dirt that had blown in off the street. The stalk of corn attracted much attention, as it grew day after day in its precarious location unmolested. Everybody seemed to want to let it alone to see what it would do.

The result was as pretty and perfect an ear of corn as was ever grown in Kansas. The grains are large and well rounded over the ends and there was no trace of it being worm eaten.

It is now on display in the Fitzpatrick & McDowell real estate office. Mr. Fitzpatrick is very proud of it. Perhaps no ear of corn that ever came to maturity did so under such unusual circumstances. His firm will be glad to show it to any visitors.




Work on the rock road south of town, which was begun at the state line, is progressing northward, and the first quarter of a mile is completed with the exception of additional rolling.

This road, from the state line to the city limits, is being built entirely of crushed rock. The original rock in the road is being loosened up, then on top of this comes a course of crushed rock, while the top is finished with rock crushed more finely. Each course is sprinkled and rolled and rerolled. The width of the paving is 18 feet.

Each time water is put on the road, it is rolled until the water ceases to go in but is pushed forward ahead of the roller, showing that the rock has been sufficiently packed to prevent the water being taken up.

The edge of the rock paving is being heeled in with earth, which extends to the drainage ditches on each side, insuring that the paved portion will be amply drained.

The road construction here is the same as on the rock road between this city and Winfield, with the exception that the finish is of crushed rock instead of gravel.

The opinion is expressed by some men, who have had considerable road experiences, that travel will wear the surface, creating rock powder which will blow away, and that to prevent this a binder of some kind is needed.

City Commissioner Frank L. Thompson, who with a reporter went to look at the road yesterday, is of the opinion that if the chamber of commerce wants to experiment with oil sprinkling, it could do no better than to conduct the experiment on this piece of road.

It is Mr. Thompson's belief that with oil used as a binder, this method of road building would prove ideal.

At present, travel is detoured a mile west at the I. X. L. school house, one mile north of the state line. When the work reaches the north portion of the road, detouring is going to be very inconvenient, owing to the washing out of the Sixth Street bridge.




A. C. Mitchell, local Santa Fe agent, has received the following order from the general manager of the A. T. & S. F.

"Referring to previous instructions in regard to taking back such men of those who are out on strike as may be desirable. Inasmuch as negotiations in regard to matter of seniority, which it was proposed to arbitrate, resulted in rejustment by shop crafts, and as we now have so many men in service that it will be impracticable to take back all of the striking employees, hereafter we will take back into service only such striking employees as there may be places for and as new men, recognizing the right, however, of any of the latter if they are dissatisfied with such assignment to appeal to labor board."




George D. Ormiston partook of a fine lunch at the Interurban cafeteria today and walked up to the hat rack, where he placed one hat on his head and carried off another one in his hand. Unmindful of the fact that he had the two hats, he strolled off down the street until W. C. Littleton of Pawhuska overtook him and asked for his hat.

Mr. Ormiston noticed that he carried a hat in his hand, which did not belong to him. "I beg your pardon," said he, "but where is my hat?" he exclaimed as he handed the hat in his hand to its owner. "Why it is on your head, sir," the visitor laughingly remarked. Mr. Ormiston was surprised when he reached for his hat and found that it sure enough was in its accustomed place for street wear. He chuckled over the joke on him and offered to buy the treats for the Pawhuska man.




The Arkansas City unit of the Kansas national guard, Battery F, will go to Winfield for the old soldiers reunion, to be held in Island park, September 5, 6, 7, and 8, according to Capt. W. B. Oliverson. They will take the twenty horses that have been received for the battery here, and will also take the field pieces, and will put on an exhibition drill.

Capt. Oliverson reports that the drill with the horses is now handicapped by the loss of one of the horses, which got its hind foot over a halter rope and fell in such a manner that its leg was broken, and was shot. The horses are all fine, sleek animals, weighing around 1400 pounds each, and will make an excellent showing in an exhibition drill.




Mrs. W. O. Reid has arranged the Martha Washington tea rooms in her home across from that school house on the rock road north of the city into a bewitching place to dine. In the last two months more than 300 persons have enjoyed chicken dinners with Mrs. Reid, and her patronage is rapidly increasing as the word is passed around about the excellent food she serves. She serves dinners on Thursday and Sundays and also serves cold lunches for those who desire them.




N. H. Hixon was sworn in at four o'clock yesterday afternoon as extra policeman, and shortly after 11 o'clock last night had "Choc" Collins, alleged bootlegger, in custody on the charge of selling booze. The arrest was effected in the St. Charles rooms, corner of Summit Street and Adams Avenue, which place is operated as a rooming house by C. C. "Choc" Collins and wife.

In the preliminary steps before the arrest was made, Hixon was assisted by Officer Cox, another new policeman, who was sworn in last Wednesday. When seen this afternoon, Hixon stated: "I was the fellow who pinched the house. I was assisted by Cox."

"I was tipped off," said Policeman Cox, "that Collins was a bad character and that he had made threats that the police of the city could not arrest him. Hixon and I then got together and planned for the arrest of Collins on a liquor selling charge. Hixon said he would go upstairs and pinch the house, and told me to wait at the foot of the stairs; and if he needed me, he would call for me Hixon then went upstairs while I waited below. He rang the house bell, which is in the hallway, and Collins appeared at the door of his room. It was dark in the room. Hixon then began to negotiate for the purchase of some liquor. It took him fifteen or twenty minutes before he succeeded in getting Collins to bring forth the whiskey. As a ruse to effect the purchase, Hixon put up the story that he had a couple of girls in a car outside, and named two girls of the city who were notorious characters. When Collins finally brought the whiskey, Hixon pulled his gun and covered his man and at the same time called for me. I went upstairs; and at about this time, Mrs. Collins came from the other side of the hallway. I had heard that she was also a bad character. She had both hands hanging down at her side and I could see no firearms. But I took her in charge to play safe.

"Collins was in his room with his hands thrown up, and I could see he was trying to get to a dresser, at which instant Hixon called out: 'Don't you make a move or I will kill you.'

"I then went downstairs and called the police station. Policemen Charles and Chadwell answered the call. Charles was the first to appear. When he arrived, Collins said, 'I would not go with these strangers, but told them I would go if the city policemen came after me.'

"When the first officer arrived, he did not know we were city policemen; and we had to show him our stars and commissions. While this was going on, Mrs. Collins stepped up behind Officer Hixon and grabbed the bottle of whiskey out of his pocket, breaking it against the wall. Both of us had drunk from the bottle before this happened.

"Collins then went to the station with Officer Charles, where he gave bond."

After giving the above story to the Traveler reporter, Officer Cox stated: "If there are any more bad men around this city who think the police are afraid to arrest them, just let them speak up."

Collins gave a cash bond of $100 for his appearance in court and was released. The warrant for his arrest was signed by N. H. Hixon. Hixon is not new in police work, having had three years experience in some of the larger cities, including Kansas City, Kansas. Within several hours after he had received his commission, he had "Choc" Collins, reputed booze king, under arrest. The two special officers simply held their man until policeman Charles arrived and made the arrest.

Collins is under $1,500 bond for his appearance in the district court on a habeas corpus proceeding next Monday. This action was the outgrowth of a gun battle in the vicinity of the St. Charles rooms, with a man who has since been pretty well identified as a bad fellow from Texas by the name of Bunch.

The Collins case on his arrest of last night will come up for hearing in the city court at 5 o'clock this evening.




New York, Aug. 26.C(A. P.)CWith the peace effort launched by the big five brotherhoods definitely abandoned, rail executives and shop crafts leaders today realized their forces for a finish fight in which both sides predicted the early victory.

"We are going home to start the real fight, whether it lasts for three weeks or three months," declared W. F. Ryan, president of the carmen's national brotherhood, as he prepared to leave for Kansas City to direct activities of his branch of the shop crafts. "Our organizations have plenty of funds to conduct a long fight. And our men are willing to make the sacrifices needed for a decisive victory," he concluded.

B. M. Jewell, head of the strike organization of crafts, was equally positive of the outcome of the battle. He said, "We have gone the full limit in the interest of peace. If we must fight, we will show that we know how. Now that the issue is again clearly defined and false hopes of an early peace dissipated, the fight must be renewed with increased vigor and every man must do his full part to bring it to an early and successful conclusion."

The attitude of the brotherhood chiefs, whose tireless efforts to promote a settlement proved so futile when negotiations collapsed yesterday afternoon, was expressed by T. C. Cashen, president of the switchmen's union of North America. "We are sorry for the strikers as we are for the American public. They are going to be the sufferers more and more as the strike is prolonged."




Chicago, Aug. 26.C(A. P.)CThe ninth week of the railroad strike began today with peace negotiations collapsed, President Harding considering steps to place certain roads and anthracite coal mines under federal control, train wrecks, and further trouble with train crews, notable on the Chicago and Alton.

Walkouts on the C. and A. followed explosions at Roodhouse, Ill., operating crews at Roodhouse and Slater, Mo., refusing to turn a wheel. Railroad men and residents of the town asserted that bombs were exploded in the vicinity of the C. and A. roundhouse and a hotel where railroad workers were quartered, while company officials at Bloomington said the explosions were probably caused by fire crackers. Lights in the town went out as the explosions occurred and while road officials said the failure of the lights was probably due to a storm. Linemen for the electric company reported short circuits caused by a heavy log chain which was thrown over feed wires.

Mobile and Ohio railroad officials were investigating last night's wreck of the passenger train at Whistler, Alabama, in which several persons were injured. The Whistler wreck was the second of the day on the Mobile and Ohio, the first occurring near Meredian. Four members of the train crew were injured.

The fifth dynamite outrage of two days on the Atlantic Coast Line railway occurred at Fisweir Creek near Jacksonville, Fla., where an attempt was made to blow up a bridge.

Nevada, Mo., Aug. 26.CTrainmen callers and clerks employed by the Missouri Pacific all quit here this morning after demanding the withdrawal of armed guards. This action followed the wounding of Chas. Vaughan, fireman, last night by a U. S. deputy marshal. One shot from a shotgun struck Vaughan in the leg. The guard said Vaughan refused to halt when challenged, and the railway men say the guard did not challenge Vaughan.




The local strike situation is about the same. The boxing bout held Monday night for the shopmen's benefit was a complete success...$300 from this match.

I notice the daily press reports that Mr. Etter announces that he could re-employ 70 to 80 percent of the striking shopmen. Something must have happened on the Santa Fe, as it had only been a few days since Mr. Etter announced that they had 6,500 mechanics employed on the Santa Fe, and were "on top of the strike."

The Santa Fe in normal times employs only about 5,000 mechanics. The Santa Fe officials must be trying to make this a puzzle contest as anyone could note by comparison of the above figures.

Re desert marooning of passengers: "I don't give a damn," seems to be a catchy phrase of late, due no doubt to the hot weather and no other form of exhaust. The writer overheard one of our editors use the same phrase in speaking of the strikers and it was not used altogether in a friendly term. Hundreds and hundreds of voters are shaking hands with themselves that this same editor was not elected mayor.

The local striking shopmen have organized a baseball team and will play their first game with the shopmen's team of Wellington. Don't forget Labor Day, as the federated crafts of Arkansas City are putting on the biggest parade ever staged in this city. After the parade there will be lots of entertainment at Paris Park.




J. O. McGuairk, proprietor of Mac's Bar, successor to Connelly & Karnes, is converting the latter's cold drink and lunch place at 111 South Summit Street into practically a new place. It is being given a thorough renovation, as well as being redecorated, and will open to the public tomorrow. Mr. McGuairk is an Arkansas City boy.




Loading operations at the Moore refinery have slowed down considerably on account of a shortage of tank cars, the cars at the plant being mostly for shipping fuel and lubricating oils. Only twelve cars were loaded out yesterday.

A delegation of insurance inspectors, headed by H. A. Blinn of Kansas Inspection Bureau of Wichita, spent several hours inspecting the fire fighting equipment at the Moore plant. They directed most of their attention to the Foamite system at the plant.

Robert Maynard, who was burned in a fire at the Moore plant some weeks ago, was able to resume work there yesterday.

Guy Thurman, who was scalded at the Moore refinery in July has returned to work.

Earl Bivins has taken a job as pipe fitters helper at the Moore plant. Mack Rogers has been promoted in the machine shop.

The last condensor tower on the north section of battery three at the Moore refinery was hoisted into place yesterday. The hoisting machinery has been moved to the south section of the battery. Workmen here are working overtime every day in an effort to hurry the starting of all the stills of battery three.

The Moore refinery, like all efficient business concerns, permits nothing to go to waste. At all of the stills, tanks, loading racks, and other places where spills are likely to be made, are sewers to catch the overflow and carry it to traps from whence it is pumped to the "slop tank." When a sufficient accumulation is made, one of the stills is charged with this "slop."

Another still was put into operation on battery No. 3 at the Moore refinery today, bringing the daily run of the plant up to 8,000 barrels of crude. One-half of battery No. 3 is now in operation. Four stills remain to be started. Now that four stills are going here, they have set these to running continuously, that is, crude is pumped in all the time while the stills are in operation. When it becomes necessary to clean a still, it can be "cut out" for this purpose.

Batteries one and two are batch stills; that is, a batch is run in and when it is run down, the firest are put out and the still is pumped out and recharged. It requires on an average of twenty-four hours to run a batch. Continuous stills have greater capacity.

When the four remaining stills on battery No. 3 are started, the plant can run 10,000 barrels a day and still have several of its stills "down" for repairs. When all stills are in running order, the daily run averages from eleven to twelve thousand barrels daily.




A warrant was sworn out this afternoon for Fred Connor by Chas. C. Henderson, charging Connor with assault upon Henderson. Up to late this afternoon, the whereabouts of Connor had not been ascertained by the police.

The affair was currently reported on the street to have been a fight between the two men on Summit street in the neighborhood of Labor Hall. One of the men was reported to be a striker and the other a strikebreaker.

Late today Chief Dailey stated that there had been no arrest in the case so far. Connor, who is a Santa Fe striker, had not been found, he said. C. C. Henderson, who is now in the employ of the Santa Fe here, went to Winfield this afternoon to lay his case before the county attorney. He told that official that Connor had struck him without provocation and that he (Henderson) did not strike the other man. The county attorney did not state what action he would take in the matter of the fight.

Late today this case had not been reported to the county sheriff nor the deputy county attorney, in this city.




M. A. Shaklee, who recently purrchased the "House of Bargains," 106 North Summit Street, received a telephone call yesterday from Siloam Springs, Ark., bearing the message that his 14 months old son had severely scaled himself by pulling a kettle of hot water off the stove on himself. Mr. Shaklee left on the first train, leaving the store in charge of the former owners, Mr. and Mrs. Fawcett.

Mr. Shaklee, who with his family resides at Siloam Springs, came here to make the purchase of the House of Bargains for his son-in-law, a Mr. Allen, of Wichita, for whom he is running the store until the intended proprietor could make arrangements to move here.

Mr. and Mrs. Fawcett intend going to Eufala, Okla., near which place they recently purchased a ffarm. They do not get possession until January 1st, but have an interest in the crops, and desire to be near at hand to look after their crop interests.

According to the information in regard to Mr. Shaklee's son, he was badly scaled about the face and front part of the body and arms, some of the flesh falling off.




Editor Traveler:CIt is an amusing thing to take the role of the innocent bystander and watch this strike situation. Amusing if it were not so tragic, and also for the fact that the innocent bystander sometimes gets hurt.

There is not a striker in town but would like to go back to work under normal conditions, and there is not a railroad but what would like to have them back under the same conditions.

It is this everlasting attempt to keep up appearances and hiding or covering up the truth that keeps the thing going.

In this both sides are to blame; but I want to deal with the local railroad side of it in this article, perhaps in another article I will take the other side to task.

In last night's edition of the Traveler, I read the following: The Santa Fe announced at Topeka, Kansas, that conditions had so improved that it would be impossible to take back all the strikers, "Now" conditions are so improved.

What about No. 12 backing up to the yards the other night, discarding her passenger engine and taking on a freight engine instead. What about only doing $250.00 worth of business the day before yesterday and not much more than that yesterday when under normal conditions that business should be $10,000. What about not a thing coming out of the shops here the day before yesterday, but instead a carload of pool and billiard tables went in to keep the men there in good humor.

Are those the improved conditions that we hear about? If this is the case here, what is it other places?

They may fool each other, but they cannot fool the public, at least not for long.

Get together.CVox Populi.




Tonight we close our store while Barnard's are redecorating and installing new fixtures. OPEN AGAIN FRIDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 1ST. ATTEND OUR $6.95 HAT SALE TONIGHT.



At Barnards (successors to Devlin)




Gary, Ind., Aug. 28.CFour of nine men declared to be under arrest in connection with the wrecking of a Michigan Central express train here on August 20, admit they are striking shopmen, and one of them today told a story of how they had loosed a rail which ditched the express and killed the engineer and fireman.

Chicago, Aug. 28.CNine men are in custody and four of them have been implicated in an alleged plot declared to have been inspired by radicals in connection with the wreck of a Michigan Central express train at Gary, Ind., a week ago. Further arrests are expected and police and railroad agents continued to throw much secrecy around the case.

Roodhouse, Ill, Aug. 28.CTrainmen of the Chicago & Alton railroad idle here since Friday, this morning pointed to evidence of dynamite explosions at nearby railroad bridges at Whitehall and Drake yesterday as proof that conditions are unsafe for work.

Three men, charged with placing the explosives, were meanwhile on the way to Springfield by automobile in charge of U. S. deputy marshals. They were arrested while fleeing from the scene toward Roodhouse. When ordered to stop by deputies blocking their way, one of them is said to have fired, wounding a deputy in the arm. Examination of the places where the explosions occurred indicated that the culprits were amateurs in the use of dynamite. Although the rail was torn at one place sufficiently to wreck a train, comparative small damage was made.

Ten towns of the Chicago & Alton within thirty miles from here felt the pinch of strike conditions when the third day passed with no mail service. Since Saturday not a train has been run over the Chicago & Alton tracks out of this important division point.

St. Louis, Aug. 28 (A.P).CPassenger and freight service on the western division of the Chicago and Alton railroad was at a complete standstill today as the result of the walkout of engineers, firemen, conductors, and switchmen in protest against armed guards at Slater, Mo., and Roodhouse, Ill., it was announced here today.

Sedalia, Mo., Aug. 28C"The shopmen's strike is just beginning," said J. F. McGrath, vice president of the railway employees department of the A. F. L., who arrived home Sunday from Chicago. Mr. McGrath asserted that today there are more men out on the various railroads of the nation than on July 1, when the strike became effective. Of the 70,000 locomotives in the United States, he said, only half that number are now fit for use.

St. Louis, Aug. 28.C(A. P.)CFederal Judge Faris today announced that any attempt to intimidate witnesses or interfere with a juror in contempt cases growing out of the shopmen's strike would be dealt with by that court without a jury, and those found guilty would be punished by imprisonment.

Springfield, Mo., Aug. 28.CGeneral Manager J. E. Hutchinson and other officers of the Frisco railroad have been called to Chaffee, Mo., on the St. Louis-Memphis division of the road by a threat of a large number of the brotherhood men to strike unless certain conditions are changed. They men say they will go out tomorrow unless concessions are made.

Jefferson City, Aug. 28.C(A. P.)CFreight traffic on the Missouri Pacific which has been tied up here since Saturday as a result of the walkout of the "Big Four" brotherhoods, was resumed at noon today when the men returned to work following reasoning by Deputy U. S. marshals around the shops and yards.

Kansas City, Aug. 28.CMails for Blue Springs, Oak Grove, and Odessa towns on the Chicago and Alton, now inoperative because of the strike, will be carried by motor car from Independence, Mo., it was announced today by Jesse L. Martin, Independence postmaster. Two motor trips daily will be made. Two hundred towns and villages between Kansas City and St. Louis are without mail or train service because of the tie-up.

Memphis, Tenn., Aug. 28.CThe second apparent attempt to wreck a passenger train in the Memphis district was reported today by a section crew, which discovered 18 spikes drawn from a rail on the St. Louis-San Francisco railroad near Capleville, a suburb, shortly before the fast Florida-California flier was due to pass.

Bloomington, Ill, Aug. 28.CA heavy explosion this morning near the home of I. Hickock, general foreman of the C. and A. shop, shook houses for blocks around. Virgil Downey, a Chicago and Alton clerk, lives next door. Pieces of rubber house offer the only clue. This follows closely the attack and injury to a shop foreman and throwing of a brick through the windows of another home.




Fred Connor of this city, one of the Santa Fe strikers, was arrested this morning by Deputy Sheriff F. A. Eaton on a warrant issued by the county attorney out of the district court at Winfield, on two counts, charging him with picketing and assaulting and beating one C. C. Henderson, in this city last Saturday. Connor paid a fine of ten dollars in the city court today on the charge of fighting. The case in the district court will come to trial at the next term. Connor made bond on both charges for $750. The bond was signed by John Morhain of this city. Several of the local strikers accompanied the defendant to Winfield this morning. Connor claims that Henderson called him a vile name, which he alleges was the cause of the fight on the street last Saturday morning.




William F. Moore, of Conway Springs, age 76, was killed instantly, and his son, Claude B. Moore, of this city, conductor on the train, was severely injured Sunday afternoon at one-twenty o'clock, when the caboose on the Missouri Pacific train on which they were riding between Sedan and Cedarvale, left the track and turned over. The man who lost his life in the wreck of the caboose was riding with the son at the time, as the elder Mr. Moore had just returned from a visit in California, and as the son was compelled to go out on his run that day, he decided to take his father along.

William F. Moore suffered concussion of the brain and he was dead when the trainmen picked him up. The body was taken to Cedarvale and placed in charge of E. E. Powell, of this city, who later in the day brought the injured man, Claude Moore, to his home here.

Claude Moore resides at 213 North A Street and when seen this morning by the newspaper men, while he was making arrangements for the funeral and burial of his father, he related how the accident occurred, as nearly as could be ascertained.

He was rendered unconscious at the time and he remained in that condition about four hours, he was told by the other members of the crew. He has a severe cut on the left side of his head and his left shoulder is bruised. The rear-end brakeman of the train, which was extra 2379, was also riding in the caboose at the time, and he escaped injury. The three men were in the cupola at the time and the caboose, with two oil cars, suddenly left the track. The caboose turned over, but the rail cars remained upright. The cause of the derailment was not known by Mr. Moore, and he says it was one of those seemingly unavoidable accidents. The wreck occurred on a straight track, he says.

William F. Moore was an old soldier and had been a resident of Conway Springs for many years. He was a widower. Besides the son in this city, he leaves another son, J. W. Moore of Conway Springs, with whom he made his home while not in California, and also one daughter, Mrs. E. E. Whedbee, of Wichita.

Claude Moore, who was injured in the wreck, has a run out of this city, but he was called to the Sedan branch yesterday to take care of the extra oil train. The train was east bound and the wreck occurred three miles from Sedan.

Claude Moore will not be able to resume his duties on the road for a number of days, on account of the injuries which he received in the wreck.

E. E. Powell, undertaker, and Mr. Moore went back to Cedarvale this afternoon with the casket in which to bury the victim of the accident, and that body will be taken to Conway Springs. It was planned to hold the funeral services and burial there tomorrow morning.




Ernest Aaron, who is employed at the Santa Fe south yards in this city as a light repair man, is in the company hospital at Mulvane, suffering from a gunshot wound inflicted by himself, accidentally, Sunday morning, while he was in the act of showing a revolver to a friend of his. The stray bullet from the 38 calibre revolver ranged downward and entered the left leg, inflicting an ugly wound between the knee and the ankle. The injury is not of a serious nature, but is a flesh wound.

The accident occurred at the south yards at nine-thirty Sunday morning and the railroad employee was given emergency treatment there. Later in the day, or at 11:45 a.m., he was placed on passenger train No. 16 and was taken to the company hospital. Dr. M. M. Miller, acting local Santa Fe physician, attended the man here and then sent him to the hospital for further treatment.

None of the local railway officials could give a satisfactory answer to the question as to why the man was carrying the revolver. Santa Fe officials here reported that the victim was doing nicely.




The case of "Choc" Collins, arrested on a charge of selling liquor at the St. Charles rooms, Friday night, was continued at the Saturday evening session of the city court until Tuesday evening of this week. Collins appeared in court and stated that his attorney, H. S. Hines, had gone to Winfield and had not yet returned, whereupon the court continued the case.




Last night at about 8:30 o'clock quite a crowd was assembled on the terrace east of the Fifth Avenue Hotel. They were listening to a sermon given in St. Louis and broadcasted by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The sermon was received here by the Arkansas City Radio Co., who are located on the fifth floor of the Fifth Avenue, and they were sending out the sermon on their loud speaker. At 9:00 o'clock music was sent out from the Sweeney Auto School at Kansas City, Mo., and WAAP, the Wichita Broadcasting station, at Wichita. Sweeney was especially fine and he employs in his broadcasting one of the best orchestras in this part of the country.

The music carried well and was heard for a radius of two blocks. The music last night and music that will follow for a few days is in the nature of a test, as the A. C. Radio Co. is testing out different ways of receiving these concerts sent out to get the best results in the near future when the big stations of the country open up for their fall and winter broadcasting. The reception of this music last night was made on an aerial placed in the hallway of the fifth floor, and a two-amplifier receiving set and Magnavox were employed in sending the music out.



The Traveler wishes to commend the two new policemen who have been arresting alleged bad men of Arkansas City, since their appointment. We do not believe the city administration is entitled to any credit because the city administration knew of the carrying-ons of these men before the new policemen came to town.

We do think the new policemen are deserving of commendation for efficient work. They have shown that they are diligent in seeking out law violators, and that they do not fear them after they find them.


At a public meeting recently Mayor McIntosh boasted that the police court had taken in more money in the way of fines than any other Arkansas City police court. Perhaps that is correct; we have never looked it up, but we do not believe it so much of a compliment. On the other hand, it might be taken to mean that the city was licensing crime rather than suppressing it.




Mrs. Etta Owen, said to be from Marshall, Okla., and who is wanted here on the charge of forgery, has been placed under arrest at Marshalltown, Iowa, and Mrs. John Gump, of the county poor commissioner's office, of Winfield, is now on the way to that place to bring the woman and her two children to this city.

The complaint in the case was sworn to by the Newman Dry Goods Co., and the warrant was issued out of J. W. Martin's state court here several days ago. It is said that the husband of the woman, who is now in this city, told the officers where the woman was. She will be brought here for trial.

The Newman store received a message from the woman this morning, asking if the case against her would be dismissed providing she would pay up the amount of the checks and the costs. This however could not be done at this stage of the proceedings, as the action is of a criminal nature. The four checks in question were issued on July 21 and 22, in the sums of $20, $15, $20, and $10. They were signed by the name of the Owen woman's father, T. E. Driskell, who resides at Marshall, Okla. The woman is said to have written checks using her father's name before, but this time he refused to make the checks good.

J. E. Heard, of this city, also holds one of the alleged forged checks; and some time ago, he received a letter from a woman in Guthrie, telling him who the Owen woman was and where her father resided. It is alleged that she also attempted to cash other checks here, in the month of July. Mrs. Owen's youngest child is only eighteen months of age.





Proceedings in the adjourned day of the district court at Winfield today included the hearing in the habeas corpus case of C. C. Collins of this city and the writ was denied by Judge Fuller. This means that Collins will have to go to trial in the district court, on the charge of assault with a deadly weapon. He is now under bond of $1,500 to appear in district court for trial.


The criminal docket was assigned at the session today and the case of the state versus Policeman Frank Ketch of this city, charged with killing Everett Snodgrass, here last spring, was continued over to the March term, by consent of the attorneys in the case.




T. Turner, 415 North E Street, the negro whose premises adjoin a vacant lot on which the city officers have time and again found choc beer, but have never been able to get the evidence to make a case stick, will now have to answer to the direct charge of selling choc beer.

His arrest was made Saturday night of Officers Hixon and Cox, the new members of the police force, who the night previous effected the arrest of "Choc" Collins on a booze vending charge.

The officers making the arrest bought the liquor of Turner. Whether "White Wings" will maintain his innocence or come out with a broken pinion cannot be told till the court gets through with him this evening. He gave a cash bond of $100.






Fred Connor, arrested Saturday by Chief Dailey on a charge of fighting, the complaint having been sworn out by Chas. E. Henderson, was fined $10 in the city court this morning. Connor is one of the striking shopmen, while Henderson is now in the employ of the Santa Fe here. Connor says Henderson called him a bad name. The court fined the defendant $10. Henderson also filed complaint with the county attorney and a warrant for Connor was placed in Deputy Sheriff Fred Eaton's hands this morning.




About 100 men, who usually work only during week days, worked Sunday in the remodeling of battery three, which is being rushed to the limit. All the force employed here work overtime every day. Saturday man of the men here, whose regular day's work ends at 4:30 p.m., remained on the job until 4 o'clock Sunday morning. It seems that the remodeling of battery three has not progressed according to calculations and the company is anxious to get the plant to going to capacity.

The force at the Moore plant was practically deserted Sunday. Several clerks came out, but only Chief Clerk Stanley Maslanka stated as late as noon.

The Bell Telephone company installed several more phones at the plant Saturday. Now every official and clerk in the main office and at the warehouse has a telephone system of its own which connects with all the different departments.

Pipe fitting employs more men than any other work in the refinery. It is estimated that if all the pipe in the Moore plant were strung out into a single line, this line would reach completely across the state of Kansas. Pipe fitters never get through repairing, remodeling, and laying temporary lines.

On account of the immense operation here, the fire hose is kept laid and attached to the hydrants, ready for instant use.

A. B. Koontz, general manager of the Cosden company, was an all day visitor at the Moore refinery last Saturday.

Shipment from the Moore plant still continues to be low on account of the shortage of tank cars. Loading rack foreman Ed McCune reports there are about 100 of the Moore company's cars tied up here due to the congestion in the local Santa Fe yards.

The last condensor tower that will be placed on battery three at the Moore plant was hoisted into place today. Foremen on this work state that every still in this battery will be in running order by next Monday. The object of these condensor towers is to separate the different grades of stock as it comes from the stills, thereby avoiding re-running.

Battery one, which was intended for re-running high gravity stock, is able to run a great deal of crude and as well, battery two, which was intended for re-running stock from the stills, is running crude. On account of this remodeling work on battery three, the daily run of crude of the plant will be increased.

Two more stills were placed in operation today at the Moore plant, making six of the eight stills of battery three which are running. The part of the plant now in running order has a capacity of 10,000 barrels of crude, but it is said that not more than six or eight thousand barrels per day will be run until shipping conditions improve.




The Luther Parman furniture store and H. A. Derry's bakery, located at 107 and 109 South Summit Street, respectively, are having an unusual moving experience in that they are switching locations.

This comes about by virtue of the fact that Luther Parman owns the building that has been occupied by the Derry Bakery, and desired to move into his own building.

This change will also cause a transfer of Labor Hall, which has been over the Derry Bakery in the Parman building, and which will be moved to the rooms over Derry's new location. The room heretofore used by the labor people as an auditorium will be used by Mr. Parman to assist in accommodating his furniture stock, while the front part of the second floor will be occupied by George W. Jones, with his tailor shop.

This room will be newly decorated. It is a large commodious room; and in addition to being used by Mr. Jones, will also be used by the A. C. Symphony orchestra and municipal band as a rehearsal room, thus solving the problem of a suitable practice place for the band and orchestra.

All parties affected in these transactions will be comfortably installed in their respective quarters within a few days.




Sheriff Chas. N. Goldsmith was in the city this morning from Winfield and after transacting some business here with his deputy, F. A. Eaton, he went on to Pawhuska, over the Midland Valley, to get Jack Burgess, who is said to be under arrest there. Burgess, with Doc. O'Brien, escaped from the county jail at Winfield several weeks ago, and the latter was re-captured several days following the jail delivery there. At the time of the jail break, there were four men who escaped, and Burgess is the second of the quartet to be captured. He will be brought back from Pawhuska by the sheriff this evening or tomorrow. They are wanted in this county on the charge of stealing an auto from this city several months ago.

The sheriff says that O'Brien is now a model prisoner, and he does not try the trick of breaking away again. However, he will not have that opportunity, the sheriff further stated, while here this morning.




Gary, Ind., Aug. 29.CConfessions signed and sworn to, of five men held by the Gary police on charges of murder in connection with the wreck on a Michigan Central express train on August 20, today were in the hands of the county attorney. The train was known as "the Million Dollar Express" and was wrecked one mile east of Gary. Two of the train crew were killed.




Roodhouse, Ill., Aug. 29. (A. P.)CAfter promising trainmen who had quit work last Friday that he would "give them everything but the railroad," Vice President A. P. Titus of the Chicago and Alton railroad company, at 7:30 o'clock this morning had the satisfaction of seeing the first train in sixty hours leave Roodhouse, bearing two passengers to St. Louis. It came through from Jacksonville.


Nevada, Mo., Aug. 29.CAll of the 500 Missouri Pacific trainmen who walked out Saturday in protest against the U. S. marshals on guard here, returned to work this morning. The railroad agreed to accept local guards to be furnished by the city, but federal authorities at Kansas City refused to remove the marshals.




Winfield, Aug. 29.CF. H. Foster, state bank commissioner, filed suit in the district court for settlement of a claim against W. M. Esterheld. Esterheld claims he owes only $400 of a note for $1,245, which the Traders State Bank holds against him. He states that he cut down the principal to this amount in two payments; and that just prior to March, 1922, when the bank went into the hands of the receiver, the old note must have been found in one of the desks and placed in the bank as a loan.

The American Paint and Color Company filed suit against the Mechanics Building and Loan Association, et al, for the possession of lot 10, block 1, Arkansas City, Kansas.

The answer of V. E. Creighton to B. V. Curry, receiver of the Traders State Bank, in which he denies each allegation against him was also filed.




The following thirty students have definitely selected their courses: Marion Adams, Zora Anderson, Hazel Beekman, Alice Biggs, Ethel Butler, Helen Christy, Catherine Creveling, John Davis, Reed Fretz, Donald Gilbreath, Othel Gill, Doris Grove, Ruby Hall, Nina Ham, Martion Higham, Irene Lewis, Charles Linnen, Carrie Kahler, Rozella Knapp, Floy McAlpin, Leland Miller, Jeraldine Parker, Thelma Pinion, Freida Post, Joe Powell, Hesper St. John, Louis Vogel, Audra Wooldridge, Blanche Willett, Lucile Wright.

Ten others have written or have phoned regarding their work and will enroll the coming week. In addition, inquiries are coming in from surrounding towns. We definitely expect a minimum enrollment of fifty. How many more depends largely upon the enthusiasm shown by our citizens and parents in bringing to young people the necessity of securing college training, and the advantages of getting the first two years here at home.

It might not be amiss to give the money value of a college education. In the United States as a whole, the average college graduate earns $2,000 per year, the high school graduate $1,000, and the eighth grade graduate $500. In the course of the average span of a lifetime each day of the four years spent in college is worth to the student $55.55.

In addition, from "Who's Who in America," we learn that the chances for distinguished service, for positions considered noteworthy by our people; in other words, the chances for public success and citation, are increased wonderfully by college training. The person who cannot read and write has one chance in 150,000 of doing things noteworthy enough to enroll his name in this book; the eighth grade graudate has one chance in 4,250; the high school graduate, one chance in 1,600; the college graduate, one change in 180. The honor student, who is a college graduate, has one chance in three. It does pay to go to college. Begin now, this year. Never before has such an opportunity come to you. Enroll now. Consultation daily in room 203, high school building.CJohn B. Heffelfinger.




Campers on the river near the South Summit Street bridge are to be routed, according to a decision arrived at by the city utility commissioner, Frank L. Thompson.

"It would be all right for campers to stop overnight or for a reasonably short time, then get up and move on; but they do not do this. Some of them camp for days and days, and the days stretch into weeks; they virtually plant themselves on a little spot of land near the river, and make it their home," continued the commissioner.

"People residing or occupying premises in the vicinity of the campers are complaining about thefts. They say the campers are stealing fruit, garden stuff, hay, and anything they can find in the way of food for themselves or for their horses."

In accordance with the commissioner's decision to cause these campers to move on, the gates leading to the grounds are to be locked. The grounds are fenced off with wire mounted on steel posts. Heretofore the gates have been left open on account of hauling garbage to the dump ground near the camp. With the changing of the dump grounds to a place west of the city, it is no longer necessary to leave the gates open, and it was the intention of the commissioner to see that they were locked this evening.

The commissioner also complains that with three or four horses tied around a tree, that many of the trees are being injured in this manner, and he is desirous of conserving the trees for park purposes.




Yesterday the district court was regaled with the hearing of the "Choc" Collins case. Through his attorney, H. S. Hines, Collins asked for a writ of habeas corpus on the ground that the evidence introduced at the preliminary hearing before the justice of the peace was not strong enough to authorize that official in holding him to answer the charge in the district court. If the writ had been granted, Collins would have been released from custody and the case probably ended. After hearing the argument of attorneys and examining the disputed points in the evidence, Judge Fuller intimated that the evidence was somewhat weak, and the county attorney asked for a little time to see if the weak places could not be bolstered up. He had H. D. Howard of the Traveler, who interviewed Collins about the shooting, subpoenaed. Mr. Howard arrived at 3 p.m., and was immediately placed on the witness stand. Mr. Howard gave the details of the case as written in the Traveler of August 4th and as told to him by Collins.

After this evidence was introduced, Judge Fuller said he would have to rule against Collins and hold that the evidence introduced at the preliminary hearing, supplemented by Howard's testimony, was sufficient to justify the holding of Collins to answer the charge before a jury. It was admitted, however, that the state's case was quite weak; and it was prophesied by those who had given close attention to the matter that unless the state could get more evidence, it would hardly be warranted in going to the expense of a trial.

The chief point of dispute seemed to be whether Collins began to shoot before the other fellow started to draw his gun from his shirt or afterwards. If afterwards, Collins would be justified on the grounds of self defense. If on the other hand, he began to shoot first, then he would not have the grounds of defense.




At last T. Turner, the negro who has long been known to have been manufacturing and dispensing choc beer, his place for operation being 415 North E street, was caught with the goods.

Officers N. H. Hixon and Otto L. Cox, the same men who arrested "Choc" Collins, one night recently, both being new men on the job, nabbed Turner.

"You have been an old offender, and I will make your fine $200 and sentence you to 30 days in jail," Judge Harry S. Brown told Turner after this testimony had been given the court.

The police record showed two charges against Turner, selling and having liquor in his possession. The fine was assessed on the latter charge. According to the testimony of the officers, they went to a small restaurant in the vicinity of T. Turner's house. A negro by the name of Springs was in the place. Officer Hixon asked for a quart of choc beer. Springs went to the house where Turner holds forth and obtained the beer in a quart cup. The beer seemed to be warm, and Hixon asked for some ice. The ice was secured from the back porch of Turner's house. Cox had watched the operations of Turner, having secured a position where he could see him through the window. Hixon paid Springs $1.00 for the beer and gave him a marked dollar bill in payment, which bill was presented as evidence in court. After Springs got the dollar bill, he made it back from the restaurant to T. Turner's house.

Hixon sampled the beer he had purchased; and when Springs returned, asked him to get another quart to take with him. Cox saw Turner come around the house carrying a jug; but Turner evidently smelled the law, and in some manner concealed the jug. He told the officers where he hid it, but they could not find it at the spot designated. The arrest of both negroes was then effected, and the can of choc beer which Hixon had purchased together with the men were brought to the police station.

On the evidence and testimony of the officers, Turner was fined as above stated for having liquor in his possession while Rolla Springs was fined a like amount, $200, and given a jail sentence of 30 days. Turner, alleged to be a king bee, arranged an appeal bond in the sum of $300, while the case of Springs was settled by him agreeing to get out of town last night, he having no money to pay his fine. The attorney for both men was Tom Pringle.




Officer N. H. Hixon, who is proving a terror to booze venders, started in by landing Choc Collins of the St. Charles rooms, then nabbing Turner, who is said to be an old offender, at 415 North E street, has made every night count since he has been on the job.

He made a haul night before last, that for some reason, was not chronicled yesterday. At 317 North E Street he found a lot of booze under the floor of a barn. The officer stated that he destroyed over 20 gallons of choc beer here. The beer was contained in jugs varying in size from two to three gallons. He knocked the necks off the jugs and poured out the booze, but brought only one jug which he left intact to the police station.

At about 11:00 p.m. Hixon made this raid single handed. While he was hiding in the alley near the barn, a negro came running out. Hixon fired his gun, but the negro instead of stopping, spread his wings and flew. The officer stated that he broke 16 jugs of booze.




A fire at 11:15 last night at the Moore refinery did less than a thousand dollars damage.

Still No. 9 on battery three caught fire. Cause: the east manhead on top of the still commenced leaking. The heated gas flashed when it came in contact with the air and the fire snapped back into the still. Pressure inside the still, caused by combustion, made the still bulge, or "shimmie," as it is called. This bulging forced about 10 tons of brick work to fall down on the north side of the still. Fortunately, not enough brick work gave way to let the still drop down. Refinery men say that if the still had dropped, the fire would have been more disastrous for the still contained 500 barrels of oil and this burning oil would have spread over the ground, lines would have broken, other stills would have ignited, and no one could tell what the result might have been.

One fortunate thing was that the manhead was not very tight and it gave way and relieved the pressure inside the still.

H. H. Pratt was the stillman in charge of battery 3 when the fire broke out. Supt. Isaacs was present at the plant at the time; he is spending much of his time there now on account of the starting of battery 3, which is now in progress. He and Night Supt. Henry Smith immediately took charge of the fire fighting.

The employees gathered rapidly for the big whistle at the power plant was blown as soon as the fire broke out, in a series of long blasts, telling that the fire was at the stills. Among the first to arrive were Assistant Supt. L. O. Beahm, Joe Taylor, pipe fitter foreman, A. H. Hill, pump repair man, C. R. Davenport, fire inspector, Tom Hanley, Earl Rector, and W. W. Wellman. The morning shift men were just coming on duty at the time the fire broke out. The fire lighted up the surrounding country.

The hose was soon strung to the still and the foamite pumps at the power plant were started. Then the foamite commenced to foam and do its work. In about 20 minutes the fire was extinguished. The still was then pumped out.

No one was hurt seriously. Tom Hanley received painful injury to his eyes by having a stream of foamite strike him fully in the face. He was able to walk home.

After the fire Fire Inspector C. R. Davenport and five helpers spent considerable time recharding extinguishers, laying hose lines, and getting the fire equipment in ship shape so as to be ready for another outbreak if one should occur.


[AD: TUESDAY, AUGUST 29, 1922]




One of the Newest and Most Up-To-Date Eating Places in Arkansas City...MODERN EQUIPMENT/EFFICIENT SERVICE/UNSURPASSED CUISINE.

We invite you to visit us and see how attractive a cafe can be made.

The Good Eats Cafe

115 West Fifth Avenue

John Le Unis J. Homer La Motte




The newest eating house in the city will be launched tomorrow by Messrs John LeUnes and J. Homer LaMott, formerly of the New Home restaurant. The new house has been named the Good Eats Cafe and is located at 115 West Fifth Avenue.

New equipment has been installed, which is right up to the minute. The lunch and dining room is a model of neatness and the cuisine unsurpassed. It is a very attractive eating place and the promoters know how to cater to the Arkansas City public, being thoroughly well acquainted in this city and experienced eating house men.

They invite the public to visit their place on the opening day and give it a critical inspection.


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H. A. Weatherford, representative of the Swift & Co., packers, who had been located at Newkirk for some time, has transferred to this city; and will in the near future, open a cream station and poultry house at 111 South First Street.

Mr. Weatherford is now in the city and is remodeling the room where the station will be located. The building is owned by N. S. Martin, and is located on the lots at the rear of the Martin residence. It was formerly occupied by W. W. Penrose, with an auto repair shop.

The new cream station and poultry house will be ready for business within a few days, Mr. Weatherford stated to the Traveler today.




Ray Henderson, a new driver on a Burkey delivery wagon, started to park at the curb in the vicinity of the Saddle Rock eating house, to deliver some bread late yesterday, when he stepped on the accelerator instead of the brake. The car went up over the high curbing and across the sidewalk, and dashed against the building at the stairway leading to Moose hall. The car just missed the large plate glass window of the Palace Pool Hall. Some of the solid rock at the stairway entrance was chipped off. P. E. Carter, who was washing the plate glass window in the pool hall, had to dodge out of the way of the car.




"I thought I would rather sign my name to a sale bill at the present time than to have it signed by the sheriff later on," said W. L. Hughes this morning. "Consequently I advertised my farm equipment and sold it at public sale and am now back in town to work at my old trade."

After selling his farm equipment, stock, etc., Mr. Hughes turned around and bought the residence premises at 321 South Seventh Street, to which location he has moved his family.

He has been employed as a barber by Elmer Davidson at the Stag Barber Shop, in the basement of the old Traders State Bank Building. Mr. Hughes, after his summer's experience, is not strong on the proposition of paying interest and taxes, and trying to make money on a farm. He still has some crops to look after on the place which he sold. "Henceforth, it's barbering for me," declared the city man.




N. H. Hixon, the new policeman, continues to camp on the trail of the booze operators. While making a search last night in the neighborhood of 415 North E Street, he found a five-gallon jug containing about three gallons of choc beer. He made the find on a vacant lot near T. Turner's place. The jug with its contents is now at the police station.




Still another criminal case looms up against C. C. "Choc" Collins today in the nature of an alleged liquor violation on three separate counts, the papers in which were filed shortly before noon, and the defendant is now under bonds totaling $2,500.

The new case was filed by Deputy County Attorney C. H. Quier in the court of W. T. Ham; and Deputy Sheriff F. A. Eaton arrested Collins and took him before the court. He was accompanied to the courtroom by his attorney, H. S. Hines, and the date of the preliminary hearing was set for September 5. Bond for $700 was signed by J. E. Heard.

The three counts in the case are for having liquor in his possession, selling intoxicating liquor, and maintaining a common nuisance. Bond in this case is $700, bond in the case now pending in the district court at Winfield is $1,500, and on the appeal case from the city court, which was tried last evening, the bond is $300, making a total of $2,500.


The case of Choc Collins, reputed bootlegger, who operates the St. Charles rooms, corner of Summit Street and Adams Avenue, came up in the city court at the 5 o'clock session last evening. The case was tried on two counts: selling and having whiskey in his possession. Upon the evidence and testimony submitted, the court fined the defendent $200 and 60 days in jail, or $100 and 30 days on each count. As Collins had a cash bond up, time was granted until today to arrange an appeal bond in the sum of $300.

The testimony was submitted by Officers Hixon, Cox, Charles, Chadwell, and Ballew, and conformed very closely to the Traveler's report the next day after the arrest, which was made about 11 o'clock last Friday.

Hixon and Cox were the officers who framed the arrest. Hixon had just received his commission as city policeman, having been sworn in at 4 o'clock Friday afternoon and went on duty at 6 o'clock. Cox was also a new man, holding a commission as deputy sheriff, and which commission authorized him to enforce the law anywhere in the county.

Cox, the deputy sheriff, had been tipped off that Collins, operating the St. Charles rooms, was conducting a bootlegging joint and had also heard stories that the police were afraid to arrest him. "We'll go after the big game first," said Hixon. Notwithstanding the rapidity with which grass grows in Kansas, they allowed none of it to grow under their feet before getting into action.

So they accordingly repaired to the St. Charles rooms, where according to the testimony, they worked out the plan previously laid for the arrest of Collins.

"You look like the law," said Hixon to Cox. "Let me go upstairs alone and buy the whiskey."

Hixon testified he went upstairs, leaving Cox at the foot of the stairs. He rang the house bell near the register in the hallway. Collins appeared at the door of his room, the wooden door being open but the screen door being closed and fastened.

"Are you Mr. Collins?" asked the officer. Collins replied that he was.

Then Hixon related how he had represented to Collins that he was from Sedan and had a friend with him, also a couple of girls, naming two notorious characters at Sedan, and stated that he would like to purchase a pint of whiskey and also sign up for rooms, representing that his friend and the girls were in a car on the street.

Hixon informed Collins that a friend, Mr. Wall of Sedan, said he was acquainted with Collins and told him that he could buy the whiskey of him.

After considerable conversation, Collins produced the whiskey. Hixon took a good swallow of it, then drawing his gun, informed Collins that he was under arrest, the latter throwing up his hands in compliance with the officer's request as he stood at the door of his room.

About this time Mrs. Collins came from her room in another part of the hallway. Mrs. Collins asked: "What's all this about? Is it a hold-up?" According to Hixon's testimony, the lady continued: "If it is jewelry you want, you can have it if you will leave the house."

"Lady, I have your husband under arrest," said the officer. At this time he called Cox, who immediately came upstairs; and taking in the situation, Cox stated that he drew his gun, which he held in his right hand over his shoulder to guard the actions of the woman. Hixon told Cox: "If she tries to get in that room, slap her."

Officer Hixon testified that Collins then said, "If you hurt that woman, you will have to kill me."

Hixon continued: "As soon as Cox came upstairs, I handed him the bottle of whiskey. Cox took the bottle in his left hand, setting it on the stand where the register was, pulled the cork, and tasted the contents, all the time holding his gun in his right hand."

Collins refused to go with the men, saying he did not know them. He told them to get a policeman whom he knew and he would go. Cox went downstairs to phone the police station, returning after an absence of about three minutes. Policemen Charles and Chadwell responded.

Charles then told the two officers to go downstairs, which they did. On the street at the foot of the stairway, Cox gave the bottle of whiskey back to Hixon. Someone had reported trouble at the St. Charles rooms to Officer Ballew, who had gone to the rooms, going up the back stairway.

"What's the trouble?" asked Ballew of Officer Charles. "Nothing," replied Charles. Ballew then went back downstairs and went around the corner of the building to the front side. Hixon, who had taken the bottle of whiskey from Cox, held up the bottle in Ballew's presence, testifying that he had removed the cork and that Cox also tasted the whiskey.

Hixon and Cox then went back upstairs; and while Hixon was standing with his back to Mrs. Collins, she slipped up behind him, grabbed the bottle from his pocket, and threw it some distance against a wallCbreaking the bottle. Officers Hixon and Cox both saw the act while Charles only heard the smash, the testimony revealed.

Collins then refused to go with Policeman Charles without a signed complaint. Policeman Charles then went to the station and made out the complaint. After so doing, he telephoned to Collins, asking him if he would come down or if he should come after him. Collins said he would come down, and according to the testimony, went to the station "on his own hook." Here he gave a cash bond of $100.

In Attorney Hines' cross examination of Officer Hixon, the latter admitted that he had been in the employ of the Santa Fe railway as a guard. "Is it not a fact that you were discharged because of conduct unbecoming one in the position to which you had been entrusted? Isn't it a fact you became too officious?" queried the attorney. Hixon replied, "I had difficulty with the Santa Fe officials and tendered my commission and resignation."

In the cross examination of Deputy Sheriff Cox, Attorney Hines undertook to show that he was not a resident of Kansas, the imputation being that he had no right to act as an officer. The officer testified that the main part of his life had been spent in the army. "Where is your home?" asked the attorney. "At different places," responded the officer.

"Did you live in Kansas City, Kansas?" "Yes sir." "Where in that city?" "At different places." "Where did you vote?" "I did not vote," admitted Cox.

There was also a conflicting of testimony in regard to the manner in which Cox handled his gun at the St. Charles rooms. Both Cox and Hixon testified that Cox held his gun in his right hand over his right shoulder, pointing either back or upwards, during the entire time until the arrival of Policeman Charles.

"Did Officer Cox at any time hold the gun on Mrs. Collins?" asked the attorney of Officer Charles. The latter replied: "He did. He pointed the gun at her."

In the process of cross examination, Attorney Hines brought out the admission on the part of Officer Hixon that he would have shot Collins had he attempted to get away.

"When you had Collins covered with the gun, would you have shot him if he had started to move away?"

"I told Collins he would be unlucky if he moved. I told him to remain where he was with his arms rigid."

"But I asked if you would have shot Collins if he had moved?" the city attorney interposed, and Judge Brown told the witness to answer the question yes or no.

"Yes," stated Hixon, "I would have shot."

In the course of the cross examination, there was a sharp verbal encounter in which officer Hixon called the attorney a liar.

"Here, here," "Tut, tut!" joined the judge and city attorney.

Attorney Hines then informed the young officer that he "meant business," whereupon the officer retorted that he also "meant business."

Hattie Franey made the stenographic report of the trial. Today a $300 appeal bond was arranged and the case was carried to the district court.



"Hixon, who had taken up the bottle in Bellew's presence, testifying that he had removed the cork and that Ballew also tasted the whiskey." ... this does not compute with the first article in which it was stated that both Hixon and Cox had tasted from the whiskey...I changed article to show COX, NOT BALLEW.





Lightning struck the house of W. N. Kentner, 32 miles north of the city on the rock road, at about 6 o'clock this morning and knocked Mrs. Kentner, who was standing in the kitchen doorway, a distance of about fifteen feet, rendering her unconscious. When partially revived, Mrs. Kentner was unable to speak for some time but could only indicate what she was trying to say by gestures. She is resting easy this afternoon.

The building caught fire, but the flames were soon extinguished. Mr. and Mrs. Kentner have four children and the whole family were at home at the time. One of the little boys ran to the nearest neighbors for aid.

Mr. Kentner is in the employ of the Dawson Produce company of this city.




Chicago, Aug. 30.C(A. P.)CContinued bomb ourtrages and other wrecks and alleged sabotage plots; forms of violence; inquiries into by trainmen on the Chicago and Alton, Elgin, Joliet and Eastern, and Missouri Pacific, and an appeal to congress by maintenance of way employees for an amendment to the transportation act assuring a "living wage" for rail workers featured the sixty-one daily chapter of the history of the nation wide railroad strike today.

Chiefs of the big four transportation brotherhoods meeting at Cleveland assert d their attitude toward the shopmen's strike remained unchanged.

A threatened "walkout" of "Big Four" men on the Missouri Pacific at Chaffee, Mo., was averted following conferences between union leaders and road officials.

Another feature of the strike during the last 24 hours was the re-assertion of the railroad's position on the seniority question in a statement by Hale Holden, president of the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy. The statement addressed to the mayor of Brookfield, Mo., declared that the roads had gone "to the extreme limit" in trying to adjust the strike.




This morning about 5:30 o'clock, lightning struck tank number 330, at the Moore refinery, which is a "run down" tank, one used to store stock coming from the stills. The contents of the tank had just been pumped to the treating plant, with the exception of about 10 inches of gasoline in the bottom, which was ignited by the lightning and caused a considerable fire. It was fortunate the tank was practically empty, as had it been full doubtless there would have been a serious conflagration. Foamite was started into the tank within five minutes after the bolt struck it, and the fire was soon extinguished. The foamite system of the Moore plant is very efficient. Pipes run to practically all the tanks, so that all that needs to be done in case of fire is to start the foamite pumps going in the power house and open the gates leading to the part of the plant which may be affected. The fire this morning was handled under the direction of Henry Smith, night superintendent. The loss was not heavy.




C. M. McIntire has opened a new and up-to-date grocery store in his own building, located at 510 West Central Avenue. The place has been made new in every respect and there is now a fine stock in place there. A. M. Farley, who formerly operated a store in this location, will have charge of the new store of Mr. McIntire, who is employed as city sanitary officer.




Claude Shaw, formerly a resident of this county, and a well known cowboy and roper and promoter of roping contests, recently returned from Colorado, and has been visiting for a week in and around Dexter. He is now a stockman, owning a ranch near Pawnee, Oklahoma. He was a visitor in this city today.




Henry Crews has sold his grocery store located at 409 East Jackson Avenue to Miss Irma Ball, and the latter is now in charge of the business there. Miss Ball has been cashier at the Palace grocery for several years past and is well known here. Her friends will wish her success in the new undertaking.

Mr. Crews and family will leave in a few days for an auto trip of several weeks in Missouri and Illinois, and later will return to this city to reside.




The new Barnard store, located where the Devlin store was for several years, and successor to C. H. Devlin, will be open to the public tomorrow, Thursday evening, at 8 o'clock, it was announced today. The store will be known as Barnard's Apparel Shop, and it is at present being fixed up in fine style for the opening. E. Barnard is the manager and he reports that everything is about in readiness for the formal opening.

The new women's apparel shop will be one of the finest in the southwest and the public is invited to attend the opening tomorrow night, for the inspection of the store. On display there at present are the newest creations in fall fashions for women, including women's wear, millinery, and dress accessories. New goods are arriving at the store daily and will be on display for the approval of the women of this city and vicinity.




Chicago, Aug. 31.CPassing of the Chicago & Alton railroad into the hands of receivers, disclosures of new plots to wreck trains, and several actual attempts to cause derailments and blow up railroad property were the highlights today in the nation's railroad situation.

Dynamite, bullets, and fire brands played an important part in developments the last 24 hours.

Defense funds for the four men accused of wrecking the Michigan Central train were being raised by labor organizations and the Minneapolis trades and labor assembly voted $1,000 toward the $10,000 bail asked for the release of Wm. F. Dunn, one of the radicals held at St. Joseph, Mich., on charges of criminal syndicalism growing out of the recent communist meeting held in the woods of Berrien County, Mich.

A fast train on the Chicago & Alton ran into an open switch at Covel, Ill., near Bloomington. Investigators said the switch showed evidence of tampering.

Walter Adams, a striking carman, was arrested at Memphis, Tenn., on a charge of highway robbery and an attempt to commit murder, the charges growing out of an attack on July 5 on a special agent of the Union Belt Line railway.

Total indebtedness of the Chicago & Alton railroad was estimated at $14,000,000. William G. Beard, for many years president of the road, and W. W. Wheelock, a Chicago attorney, were named receivers for the road by Federal Judge Carpenter. The coal and rail strikes were said by the Chicago & Alton officials to have been contributing causes of the road's financial condition.




Washington, Aug. 31.CRailroads west of the Mississippi river were authorized today by the Interstate Commerce Commission to give preference and priority to the movement of foodstuffs, livestock, perishable products, and fuel whenever their operating conditions become such as to cause freight congestion or blockade. The order declared an emergency and laid down rules for the conduct of the lines identical with those which have been in effect on railroads east of the Mississippi for several weeks.

Roads unable to transport promptly all freight offered, the order said, may suspend ordinary practice in providing cars for shippers and routings. The order will go into effect September 1. Unless further orders of the commission are issued establishing the exact details of priority, no immediate change in the methods of handling traffic in the west will result from the order.




Sedalia, Mo., Aug. 31.CPaul G. Treadway, general foreman at the Missouri Pacific shops, was slugged and beaten severely, but it is not believed to be seriously injured, between 6:30 and 7:00 a.m. this morning as he was on his way to the shops.

Two men, it is alleged, lay in wait for him a short distance from his home and are said to have struck him several times with a blackjack. A third member of the alleged assailants, officers say, waited nearby in an automobile and when a passing motorist witnessing the attack started toward the scene, the two are reported as making a dash for the waiting automobile in which they sped away.

The occurrence has aroused much activity among deputy U. S. marshals on guard duty here, and also by the local police and county officials, who immediately busied themselves in an effort to learn the identity of the attackers. A physician summoned ordered Mr. Treadway to remain in bed until the exact extent of his injuries are determined.

Wednesday night trouble also occurred at a dance, when it is said a small party of alleged strike breakers visited the dance hall. Strike sympathizers are reported to have objected to their presence and are declared to have chased four of the number from the hall and to have beaten two of them after they had been pursued through the streets.




Ponca City, Okla., Aug. 31.CAlthough attendance was small, the Boy Scout camp which closed yesterday was a complete success and will be an annual feature on the program of Ponca City's Boy Scout organization, according to Walter Fisher, scout executive. The boys pitched camp at "Camp Green" near Arkansas City last Thursday morning and returned home late yesterday afternoon.

Immediately after the scouts vacated the camp site, Ponca City Camp Fire girls took possession. They will remain at the resort several days. Miss Opal Karnes is directing their





T. P. Alford has tendered his resignation as president of the Standard Auto Signal company, whose offices are at 113 West Fifth Avenue. This company was organized July 20th, and a number of citizens in Arkansas City have taken stock. The trustees are A. C. Jordan, T. S. Schmidt, and F. L. Johnson. A. C. Jordan was first president and treasurer of the company and F. L. Johnson, secretary.

On August 5th Mr. Alford says he took stock in the company and was elected president. Mr. Alford claims the haste to elect him president caused him to make an investigation of the conditions of the company, and they were not satisfactory to him; consequently, he said today he had tendered his resignation as president of the company.

F. L. Johnson was the promoter of this company, but he is not in the city at this time. A few days since Mr. Johnson left the city, and Mr. Alford says he claimed he was going to Minnesota to raise money to pay the stockholders, the debts of the company, and arrange to move the company north.

Mr. Jordan, who is the treasurer of the company, says that Mr. Johnson has gone out west and will be back within ten or fifteen days. Mr. Jordan says if Mr. Johnson didn't return, the company was going ahead and he is at present making patterns, getting ready to manufacture the auto signal. The company's up-town office is open for business on West Fifth Avenue.




W. C. Lansdon, of Salina, head of the Farmers' Union, was a speaker at the farmers' picnic at Green's farm this afternoon. He will address the striking shopmen at Labor Hall tonight, it was announced.




Miss Helen Gibson, movie actress, who stars in "The Perils of Helen" and who is one of the best known horsewomen in America, will be a feature star at this year's 101 Ranch Round-up and Indian camp, September 2, 3, and 4CSaturday, Sunday and Monday (Labor Day). Miss Gibson has arrived direct from Hollywood for this appearance at the ranch.

Another feature for the three days will be Miss Lucile Mulhall, who is returning to the arena after several years absence as Mrs. Tom Burnett. This will be her first appearance since resuming her maiden name recently.

Henry Grammar is out to become the world's champion roper again and will rope two steers daily for the entire three day period for a side purse of $2,500. Grammar will use his own string of horses in these events. "Bill" Pickett, the originator of bulldogging, will be used all three days also; and in addition there will be roping, riding, bulldogging and steer riding events daily in addition to Indian dances. Admission 75 cents.




Tree Brothers hit the oil on their Brown well [CAN'T READ THE NEXT...LOOKS LIKE 0-3-5] today. After the casing was run, they expected to bring in a well. This is north of their Bittle well No. 2 which is making 50 barrels a day.




The following claim was filed with the city clerk this morning by James Haggard, who entered the office and presented the bill to M. N. Sinnott, after which he turned and walked out, without explaining the matter any further.

"City of Arkansas City, Kansas, August 1, 1922: To damages sustained by attack of a mob on the first day of August, 1922, within the city limits of said city, causing great bodily injury and great mental suffering, in the sum of $10,000 (ten thousand dollars) now due and owing."

"Sworn to before Walter W. Olson, notary public, Arkansas City, Kansas."


There has been no action taken in regard to the claim so far and it will be presented to the city commissioners at the regular meeting next Tuesday, as there will be no meeting on Monday, because that is Labor Day and a holiday.

At the time of the alleged assault here, Haggard claimed that he was met on South D street, as he was going to his work at the Santa Fe shops and was assaulted and beat by four men. He said he was not on the railroad right-of-way at the time. He was stopping at the Windsor Hotel at the time and he stated to the officers that he could identify two of the men who assaulted him. Officers of the local striking shopmen stated at that time, that the alleged assault was not committed by any of their men.

The law under which the above claim was filed with the city, is found in the 1915 Kansas statutes, section 3822, and reads as follows:

"Cities and towns liable for damages from actions of mobs, nature of damages. All incorporated cities and towns shall be liable for all damages that may accrue in consequence of the action of mobs within their corporate limits whether such damages shall be loss of property or injury to life or limb."




Policemen N. H. Hixon and Otto L. Cox, who staged a raid on "Choc" Collins' St. Charles rooms, corner Summit street and Jefferson avenue, recently are facing some serious charges themselves.

Hixon, held in county jail, as a witness in the Collins case, is also facing a probable white slave charge. Local police are informed by the sheriff at Independence that Hixon is wanted there on a wife desertion charge. He was living with a woman, whom he called his wife, at the Morris rooming house, corner C street and Central avenue, at the time this report was received.

"Mrs. Hixon left last night, saying she was going home, but not mentioning the place," Mrs. Morris said today. "They were known as man and wife at my place."

The letter received by the police here described Hixon, but gave the initials of W. B. instead of N. H.

Cox was named in the same warrant charging Hixon with possession of liquor, which the deputy county attorney explained was sworn to so that Hixon and Cox would sure be on hand to testify in Collins' case. However, Cox has flown the coop from all reports, and it is not known where he went. According to report at Ketner's Fifth Avenue Hotel, where he is stopping, he "blew out without paying his bill." He also owes a $5.75 board bill at Dinty Moores, George Kidwell said.

So Hixon and Cox are both in hot water at present, and Hixon has not yet managed to furnish bond at the county jail late today.

Mr. "Choc" Collins announced today that he sold his rooms to Mrs. F. O. Callahan of Enid, Oklahoma, and would later announce his plans for the future. Collins refuses to tell what his defense will be in court when his case comes up, but intimates that he was "stuck up" by Hixon and Cox and believes he was marked as a victim of a blackmail plot. The maid at the rooms was instructed by Mr. and Mrs. Collins to call the police when Hixon and Cox made the raid.




Washington, Sept. 1. (A. P.)CLeaders of the striking shopmen will not abate their attempts to make their strike effective whatever action is taken by the court in Chicago as a result of injunction proceedings instituted by Attorney General Daugherty, it was said here today by W. H. Johnson, president of the international machinists, one of the largest striking groups.

"The filing of this suit is just another blunder to be added to the large list, which the administration has already made in dealing with the railroad situation," Mr. Johnston said. "I am surprised Mr. Daughterty isn't attempting to restrain the railroads instead of the men. The administration has done everything it could to help the railroad management."

He said it would "take more than a mere injunction suit or an injunction to prevent the complete collapse of some of these railroads in the next 30 days. We shall continue with the strike, whatever happens. We are not afraid of anything the courts can do. Men still have some constitutional rights in America and we shall stand on them."

Word of the court action begun in Chicago had a bomb shell effect among labor leaders generally and there were many expressions of surprise among government officials themselves. The secret of the contemplated action had been well kept, the attorney general slipped out of Washington with few of his close associates knowing of his intentions.

At the department of justice, officials would make no comment whatever on the injunction proceedings saying the position of the government was set forth fully in the petition submitted at Chicago. Inquiries were referred to President Harding's recent address to congress, in which he pledged his administration to use all the power of the government to maintain transportation and sustain the right of men to work.

President Gompers of the A. F. of L., asked for all the details about the Chicago proceedings before he was willing to comment, but indicated that the federation would set before the public before the day was over its opinion of the use of the injunction in connection with a strike of the magnitude of that now in progress.

Officials of labor organizations in the meantime pointed out that there had been a "bushel of injunctions" granted to railroads against local strike organizations, which they asserted had in no way interfered with the effectiveness of the strike. The shopmen, according to the labor views, are not engaged in unlawful action and cannot be forced by injunctions to go back to work.




Chicago, Sept. 1.CSuit for an injunction against all striking employees of the railroads of the United States and their union officials was filed in the United States district court by Attorney General Harry M. Daugherty here today.

The suit was filed shortly after the arrival of Attorney General Daughter in Chicago. The plea for injunction named the railway employees department of the A. F. of L., and six striking shop crafts and 120 system federations.

The suit seeks to restrain all strikers from interfering in any way with the operation of the railroads. It was filed before United States District Judge Wilkerson almost immediately after the attorney general arrived.

Besides the employees department, the six international brotherhood of blacksmiths, International Association of Amalgamated Sheet Metal Workers, Brotherhood of Railway Car Men, International Association of Machinists, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, as well as 120 system federations were named as the objections of the injunctions.

The government was granted a temporry restraining order by Federal Judge James H. Wilkerson.

The order will remain in force until September 11, pending hearing on the government's application for a permanent writ of injunction.




Parsons, Sept. 1.CGeneral Chairmen of the Katy running brotherhoods are in conference here today to prevent 700 big four members from suspending work and stopping traffic at this Katy point. When the brotherhood members learned yesterday that W. F. Poisett, an engineer, had been arrested by a deputy U. S. marshal as he left his engine in the south yards, they notified M. O. Laieure, general chairman of locomotive firemen, that some change must be made in the yard patrol or they would not take out trains.

McGee of the Katy was in conference until last night attempting to adjust the matter. The trainmen have served a virtual ultimatum on the Katy that unless the deputy marshals are withdrawn from the Parsons yards, they will not move trains.

The office of T. B. Armstrong, chief deputy U. S. marshal, said Poisett was arrested yesterday through a misunderstanding of the pass regulation. General chairmen before going into conference this morning said they hoped to reach an amicable agreement although they believed the deputy marshals would have to be withdrawn.

Topeka, Sept. 1.C"The United States deputy marshals will not be withdrawn from the M. K. and T. property at Parsons," said U. S. Marshal Fitzpatrick here today. He said he had been advised of the situation at Parsons.

"The deputies are on duty there in compliance with an order of the attorney general of the United States to protect property held under a federal receivership," the marshal declared. "Removal of these officers is not being considered."




Chicago, Sept. 1.CPolice and federal operatives launched a vigorous drive here today against radicals and terrorists, believed to be behind railroad wreck and bomb plots.

The roundup began with the arrest of a man charged with bombing the homes of two workers in the Illinois Central shops at Burnside.

Frank R. Hartman, one of the trio arrested yesterday in connection with an alleged plot to blow up the "Western Express" on the New York Central, was still in custody, although the other two were released.

Activities here followed twenty-four hours of increasing disorders, bridge burning, and dynamiting of railroad property throughout the country.

With a defense fund being raised by labor organizations, the four men held on charges of wrecking the Michigan Central's "Million Dollar Express" on August 20 began a legal fight for the release of the prisoners. Three of the men who signed confessions repudiated them, declaring the confessions were made to save them fron further abuse by the police. One of the men bared his body to the waist in the Gary court and exhibited welts and bruises which he declared were inflicted by blackjacks in the hands of policemen.


Breaking into the house of Michael Krischumas early today, police found him hiding in a corner and as they started away to lock him up pending questioning in connection with the bombings at Burnside, the house was rocked by an explosion six doors away. Hurring to the scene they found the front of a house occupied by D. Merrick, and Illinois Central employee, demolished by a bomb.

Disclosures of an alleged plot to kill three railroad presidents or kidnap members of their families were made during the investigation of radical activities, according to the Herald and Examiner today. The three rail heads against whom the alleged plots were made were said to be the president of the New York Central lines, the Pennsylvania system, and the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific.

Deportation proceedings against aliens arrested in connection with plots against the railroads are probable, authorities said.

Stewart Wilkinson, 36, an employee of the Rock Island and Pacific, was kidnapped by four men, beaten badly, and left lying in the street. His condition was said to be critical.

Governor Small of Illinois granted a requisition to extradite William B. Foster, notorious radical leader, to Michigan, where he is wanted on a charge of criminal syndicalism growing out of the alleged communist meeting in the Berrin county woods.

W. P. Seyfred, president of the New Mexico state federation of labor, and Andrew Bruno, a pluber, were held at Alberquerque following their arrest on a Santa Fe train and the discovery of bombs, buses, and caps in their grips. Searching Seyfred's room, police said they found more bombs. Road officials said they believe Seyfred and Bruno planned to blow up the Raton Tunnel.

Track walkers discovered a loose rail near the junction of the cotton belt and the Missouri Pacific at North Little Rock, Ark. Spikes had been pulled from the ties.

Homes of three employees of the Illinois Central at Paducah, Kentucky, were dynamited. The explosions occurred in different parts of the city.

Five men, including the chairmen of two striking shop crats, were arrested at Slater, Missouri, by deputy U. S. marshals and taken to Kansas City, charged with interfering with the mails. The charges include the alleged beating of a volunteer fireman on the Chicago and Alton, who was dragged from an engine cab by a mob at Marshall, Missouri.

Other developments included threats against railroad officials at Memphis, Tennessee, the dynamiting of the Pennsylvania railroad bridge at Wilmington, Delaware, a clash between striking shopmen and workers at LaCrosse, Wisconsin, and the slugging of a Missouri Pacific shop foreman at Sedalia, Missouri.




M. A. Shaklee was arrested last night by Constable Gray and Policeman Atteberry on the charge of giving a "no fund" check to C. H. St. Clair of this city. He was held in the city jail until today, when the action was abated and the matter settled up. Shaklee is one of the men who recently purchased the House of Bargains here, and today there was an attachment served on the place, which is now in the hands of the state court here. The title of the case is Eunice Fawcett versus M. A. Shaklee, attachment in the sum of $1,307.50. The store is now closed.



Business at the Santa Fe at this time caps the business peak during the war. According to the reports, the Santa Fe is accepting all the business that comes to it, handling it in fairly good shape. A number of the other railroads have fallen down in caring for the business that has come to them, and they have been turning many shipments to the Santa Fe, thus increasing that road's business.

Locally, the Santa Fe has been getting along fairly well. Last Tuesday it was given out that the Santa Fe handled 2875 cars out of Arkansas City. It is claimed the average number of cars being handled daily will average 2500. Yesterday noon the Santa Fe fed at the shops in this city, 289 men. Wednesday evening a force of twenty-five mechanics arrived and was put to work. A number of the men employed, who are incompetent, have been let out of the local shops here, leaving 289 workmen still on the job.




Mrs. Martha Jane Woods, wife of William M. Woods, of 816 North Summit Street, who has been critically ill for several months past, died at the family home this morning at 2 o'clock. The cause of death was cancer.

The daughters are all grown and married now, and three of them still reside in this city. They are Mrs. Gertie Allen, Mrs. Otis Moore, and Mrs. Cora Watson, all of this city; Mrs. W. L. Ingham of Norman, Oklahoma; and Mrs. E. A. Ballou, of Independence. All of them are here at this time. One sister, Mrs. Fishback of Sylvia, and one brother, Chas. Boone of Byron, Oklahoma, also survive her. The sister has been here for some time in attendance upon Mrs. Woods, but she is at her home at this time. The brother arrived in the city today and will remain for the funeral services and burial.

Mrs. Woods was one of the best known and most highly respected Christian women of the city and she has resided here for the past 35 years. She was united in marriage to W. M. Woods in Kentucky. Her maiden name was Martha Jane Boone, and she was a direct descendant of the famous Daniel Boone family, of Kentucky. She was born in Clark County, Kentucky, and was aged 67 years, 9 months, and 2 days. Mrs. Woods leaves the husband and five daughters to mourn her loss.

Mrs. Woods was a member of the First Baptist Church of this city. In her death the community mourns the loss of one of the best women Arkansas City has ever known and the family will greatly miss her loving care and friendship.

Funeral services will be held at the First Baptist church on Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock, and Rev. Muir will be in charge. Interment will take place in Riverview cemetery.




W. C. Lansdon, of Salina, head of the Farmers' union, and editor of the farmers' newspaper organ, addressed the striking shopmen at Labor hall last night.

The main point registered in his address was that the farmers and city wage workers should have a greater share in the wealth of the county. He advised the union men and members of the farmers' organizations to get together to wield their combined power to the end that the workers should receive as the reward of their labor a greater share of the wealth of the country.

"A living wage," he defined as depending entirely upon the standard of living, and the purchasing power of the dollar.

Mr. Lansdon is not a candidate for any office, although he was the democratic candidate for governor of Kansas two different times. Two or three times during the course of his talk, he was heartily applauded. While in the city he was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Drennan.




Chicago, Sept. 1.CSpokesmen for the 105 railroads involved in the hearing on the petition of 400,000 maintenance of way men for a minimum wage of 48 cents an hour, submitted their testimony to the United States railroad labor board today.

The board is expected to hand down its decision within the next two weeks.

The trackmen had finished their presentations when the carriers offered their testimony, expecting to complete their side today.




Quinn Terrill, of the firm of Hunt and Terrill, proprietors of the Sweet Shop in the Osage Hotel building, has sold his one-half interest in this business to his partner, Mr. Hunt. The deal was closed today.

Mr. Terrill states that he has no plans for the immediate future, but he has some offers open to him. Mr. Hunt will continue the business as a first-class cold drink and confectionery stand, maintaining the same popularity which this place has always enjoyed.




Winfield, Kansas, September 1.CMrs. Etta Owen, who faces four counts for forgery on the Newman Dry Goods company at Arkansas City, was returned to the county jail this morning by Mrs. Stella Gump, assistant of the sheriff, after a sojourn of several weeks in Marshalltown, Iowa. Mrs. Gump says the prisoner was delivered to the county jail, and that the officer there had noticed her with a man not her husband. It is said that she had not lived with her husband for several years. A wire from the chief of police of Marshalltown Sunday notified the officers that she was in custody and aked for an officer to come after her.

The warrant charges Mrs. Owen with forging four checks on her father, T. E. Driscoll, of Marshall, Oklahoma, and passing them to the Newman Dry Goods company. The checks were for $15, $20, $20, and $10 each, and were written during July.




Winfield, Sept. 1.CBootleggers are laughing at Arkansas City today.

'Twas a strange paradox in the annals of police history when Deputy Fred Eaton of Arkansas City arrived in Winfield this morning with ex-Officer N. H. Hixon in custody and placed him in the county jail on the charge of having liquor in his possession. He was unable to put up the money for a $200 bond.

Since he joined the Arkansas City police force a week ago, Officer Hixon had proved himself a veritable nightmare to the booze venders. He started in by landing Choc Collins of the St. Charles rooms, then nabbing Turner, who is said to be an old offender, at 415 North E street, and has made every night count that he has been on the job.

He made a third haul Sunday night when he found a lot of booze under the floor of a barn at 317 North E street. He reported to headquarters that he had destroyed over 20 gallons of choc beer there, contained in jugs varying in size from two to three gallons. He knocked the necks off and poured out the booze, bringing one jug to the police station to show his prowess. This raid he made single handed. While he was hiding in the alley near the barn, a colored man came running out. Hixon says that he fired his gun and the colored man spread his wings and flew. The officer stated that he broke 16 jugs of booze in this raid.

Now the tables are turned and Hixon is in jail for identically the same counts for which he raised havoc with the Arkansas City bootleggers, that of having booze in his possession. Deputy Fred Eaton says when he found the goods on Hixon, the latter was armed but gave up his gun and club peaceably.




Application of F. H. Foster, state bank commissioner, for an order to deliver a note of $295.25 to John Morhain, which he claims to have paid to the Traders State Bank of Arkansas City, was filed in the office of the district court's office today. Morhain alleges that the note was never delivered to him after he settled it.CCourier.