Arkansas City Daily Traveler
Saturday, August 6, 1921 to Friday, September 30, 1921


Robbery of Interurban Office Taken Under Advisement.

Whether to release or bind over to the district court is the question Justice O. A. Hott is considering after the preliminary hearing of Herbert Cornelison, of Arkansas City, charged with breaking into and robbing the interurban office one night last week. The question was taken under advisement until tomorrow. Cornelison was arrested when he attempted at the carnival to get larger coins and bills for a lot of small change. This was a few hours after the office was robbed of a cash box containing the nickels and dimes collected by one of the street cars during the preceding day. Brothers of Cornelison testified that Herbert had been shooting craps and playing crackaloo with other fellow and had been lucky. This was to account for having so much small change.Courier.



Inventive Genius of Kansas Bootlegger Rivals Edison.

Nothing new under the sun. Yes, there is. It's hooch ala melon. The bootlegger express has arrived and the shipment is being distributed in new form. For ways that are dark, devious, and ingenious, the Kansas bootlegger takes the ribbon.

It was just at dusk last evening. A man carrying under his arma large green object, which bore every resemblance of a watermelon. On each side of him walked two men with their tongues hanging out. Passersby noted with a homey feeling that the man with the melon had planned to give the family a treat in the way of the juicy garden article.

From a downtown business street, the men wandered on to the residence districts of the city. Under the shade of a big elm tree, the three men sat down upon the curbing, and although dusk was just wandering into darkness, their operations could fairly be seen. People in that part of the city were watching for the pulling of a knife and the slicing of a melon.

The question of "is it ripe or isn't it?" was on the lips of everybody, when lo, the man carrying the supposed-to-be-melon pulled it apart. The contents therefrom were extracted and all of the parties present quaffed deeplyof the anti-prohibition liquid. One or two pint bottles were cast aside during the operations, both of which were taken from the interior of the "melon," when the man, carrying the melon as before, started on to another part of the city, probably hunting other customers.

The scene was differentit proved that the regular "hooch" shipment had arrivedand it proved that something new under the sun had been created since the Volstead act created such a disturbance. According to people in that district of the city, the melon was made of either steel or wood, and was a perfect replica of the garden variety of melon which is juicybut not the walloping kind of juice which last night's escapade disclosed.



Business Men Attempt to Stop Motor Thieves

Twenty-Five Men Volunteer to Patrol Roads Immediately Following Any Theft Made.

A citizens squad, probably of twenty-five men, will be organized to combat the excessive theft of motor cars in Arkansas City. This came following a meeting of the city commission ers and several insurance agents this morning.

The insurance agents testified that there were over one hundred insurance companies doing business in Arkansas City, and that about ninety percent of these companies refused to write automobile insurance in the city because of the wholesale theft of motor cars and accessories here during the past two months. Many of these companies have withdrawn their insurance from the city.

According to the plans formulated, the twenty-five men pledging themselves on this citizens squad will be vested with the authority of arrest. They will be under oath to serve at any time during the day and night, and will also be under oath to serve until the thief is caught or until a halt is called by the captain of the squad.

It is planned that some type of a general alarm will notify the men immediately upon the theft of a motor car from this city. They will be called to a certain point in the city, and from there will scour the countryside, patrolling every main road and cross road leading out of Arkansas City.

"It is certain that a motor car cannot run forever on a certain amount of gasoline. They will stop some place, and with this citizens squad after them, the thieves will either be caught and sent to jail or this thieving in this city will be stopped immediately. There is but one thing in view, and that is some drastic means must be taken to cut down this wholesale thieving, which is going on in Arkansas City at the present time." was the statement made by one of the men present at the meeting this morning.

One of the insurance men present made the statement that unless the wholesale robberies were cut down, insurance rates would hike as high as those in Kansas City. Whereas it costs eighty-five cents a hundred pounds here now, seven dollars and a half a hundred pounds will be charged. This is besides a fifteen dollar fee, which is added in case the lock is not a proven lock.

Mayor Hunt offered every assistance of the local police force in forming this patrol, and also added that the police were doing everything in their power to cut down the number of thefts. The police will also aid in this search.

Members of the automobile dealers this morning made the statement that they will give every assistance possible to the new movement, as the recent thefts have caused a slump in motor car business in the city.

The new squad will be in action in the city in a short while. The insurance men proposed to raise an association, and from this association twenty-five men will be selected who will devote all of the time necessary to the hounding of the thieves.



Francis Schmidt Says Athletic Outlook at Tulsa is Good.

Francis Schmidt, the man who has made Kendall college athletics renowned during the past few years and who is to be at the helm again as coach under the college's conversion into the Tulsa University, was here Tuesday visiting with "Poke" Harsh, a former Tulsa football man, and looking over promising material in this section of the state. He was a guest at the Sarchet home for dinner Tuesday evening.

Schmidt says the outlook for athletics at Tulsa is good for the ensuing year, particularly as regards football, the one thing wherein Kendall has starred. However, he admits that the schedule is harder this year for the reason that the Tulsans must go to Kansas City, Mo., to play the Haskell Indians and to Dallas to play the Texas Christian University. Both of these are tough games, even if played on the home grounds and even more so when played on the other fellow's gridiron. Schmidt will have six or eight of last year's football team left for a nucleus.

The Haskell Indians are a stronger aggregation than heretofore, according to Schmidt. This is true because of the closing of Carlisle University in the east. Many of the Carlisle stars came to Haskell, thus adding wonderful strength to the Indians and making them a far more formidable opponent. Under the new arrangement of things, Tulsa will have no game this year with the Oklahoma State University.

Schmidt says that two of his graduates are more than making good as coachesIvan Grove at the Baptist University at Shawnee and Virgil Jones at the Sapulpa High. Both are retained for this year. Both were on the all-victorious Kendall team a few years ago.Ponca City News.



Eighty-two Teachers Hired Here this Year.

Sept. 5 Will See Two Thousand Four Hundred Students Entering For Winter Grind.

With the summer months waning into the early fall, frist thoughts are turned to the opening of schools. The first gong of the bells over the city will be heard on September 5. This is about a week earlier than school opened last year.

Teachers are beginning to drift into Arkansas City already. They are starting from their summer retreat prepared for the busy sessions, and coming from points all over Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Kansas, and Nebraska. They will be assembled here on September 2 for the first meeting.

Twenty-four new teachers have been signed for the public schools this year. Many of these are filling vacancies made at the close of the last school year. Eighty-two teachers will be in the public school system this year. The most recent addition is F. D. Jackson, supervisor music in the schools last year. Jackson came here from Humboldt, Kansas, where he was supervisor of music in the schools there last year. Ernest Uhrlaub, basketball coach and professor in the high school, will be here soon prepared to line out his work, while Roy Williams, head coach, is already here working on plans for this year's teams.

As yet there is a vacancy in the local printing department, but Superintendent C. E. St. John stated this morning that he was expecting to close this gap within the next few days.

With a big total enrollment in the schools last year, Mr. St. John stated today that he expected an opening enrollment of about twenty-four hundred students this year. The enrollment in the high school will probably be started shortly before the opening of classes in the other schools.

For enrollment this year, Superintendent St. John stated this morning that the boundaries cannot be definitely settled until the enrollment is over. However, the custom pursued last year will be used again this year with the following boundaries for initial enrollment:

North of Maple avenueat the Pershing school.

Between Maple and Central avenues, east of Summit streetFirst ward (Roosevelt) school.

South of Central and east of Summit (excepting Sleeth addition)Second ward (Lincoln school, Sleeth addition students at Sleeth school).

West of Summit street and south of Central avenueThird ward (Washington) school.

West of Summit street and south Central and Maple avenues, Fourth ward (Francis Willard) school.

Two kindergarten schools will be maintained during the winter. The morning classes will be at the Second ward or Lincoln school. The afternoon classes will be at the Congrega tional church, Third street and Central Avenue.

The teachers signed for this year:

Supervisors: F. D. Jacksonmusic, high schools.

Ruth Stephensmusic, elementary schools.

Edith J. Davisphysical director for girls.

Madge McNairpenmanship and art.

Sleeth schoolErna Fesler, Edith Mullett, principal.

Roosevelt schoolElizabeth N. Boyd, principal; Mrs. D. E. Smith, Edith C. Ellenberger, Gladys Perryman, Mary Abbott, Mae J. Peck.

Lincoln schoolLucile Roberts, Della White, principal, Ruth Ferguson, Callie M. Coyne, Jean Lintecum, Margaret Devereux, Nina Grandle, Myra Hardy, Fern Reynolds, Delia Vawter, Lucile Heffley, Stella Hall, Mateel Wyncook, Hazel Beck, Marie Colburn, Florence Garringer, Irma Suderman, Lucile Phillips, Mildred Mayne, Irene Brogan.

Washington schoolIda Wooley, principal; Emma Fisher, Esther Henry, Helen McEvoy, Maude Ramey, Marie Lillis.

Francis Willard schoolEmily Hyatt, Ruth Ramey, Bella Smith, principal.

Pershing schoolAnna Hight, principal; Alta Burkett.

Junior high schoolE. A. Funk, principal; Olive Ramage, English and history; Pearl Lock, English; Mary Hume, English; Natila Darby, English; Lurine Skidmore, English; Esthelle Ireton, Eula Surber, Gladys Ross, Elma Stewart, Elizabeth Sanders, Helen Sothern, Lora Ward, mathematics; Eva Maloy, history; William Allman, general science; L. A. Chaplin, manual training; H. G. Leet, mechanical drawing; Charles S. Huey, manual training; Florence Harrison, cooking; Mary J. Skidmore, Latin; Gladys Cusac, secretary.

Senior high schoolJames F. Gilliland, principal; Phoebe Machin, normal training and mathematics; Anne Benson, English and history; Otto Frederikson, history and matehamtics; William McCort, mathematics; Florence Waffelt, A. E. Koontz, Ernest Uhrlaub, Edna Gustafson, Gaye Iden, science; L. B. Pollom, vocational agriculture; Euphrasia Kirk, Spanish and French; Carrie Reed, commerce; Katherine Fitch, commerce; Edna L. Johnson, librarian.



American Legion Plans Impressive Funeral Service.

Was the First Man From Arkansas City To Be Killed in Action In the World War.

The body of Shelton Beaty will arrive in Arkansas City about September 1.

Around this announcement rests an impressiveness that will be remembered state wide, for Shelton Beaty was the first man from Arkansas City to be killed in action, and the man after whom the local American Legion Post was named, Arkansas City's first fallen.

Captain W. B. Oliverson, commander of the Shelton Beaty Post, announced today that he had received communication that the body will arrive in Hoboken on August 25, and will be sent to Arkansas City immediately. The American Legion will have charge of the body here.

According to the new commander, this funeral, as well as all other funerals to follow, will be as impressive as any can be made. The tender simplicity, which markes the last rites of a fallen hero, and buddy, will be carried out in this and all other following funerals.

The local post will make an attempt to have the funeral here on Sunday. This will be done in order that all service men of the city will be able to turn out to pay last rites to the man, after whom the local post was named. In case this is impossible, an attempt will be made to have all business houses close during the hour of the funeral.

The funeral will be held in Arkansas City; but according to an announcement received today, the body will be shipped to Texas for burial.



Was Small Wooden Building Where Rexall Store Now Stands.

New $250,000 High School Recently Contracted For Marks Culmination of Half Century of Progress.

Arkansas City's first school building was built just fifty years ago. This fact is of special interest at the present time, when a contract has just been awarded for the construction of a large new high school building, work on which will start within the next few weeks. Whereas the first school house here was a small wooden building, the latest building provided for will be an imposing structure of brick and stone.

The last half century has witnessed remarkable progress both in the physical equipment and educational standards of the local schools, and the Arkansas City school system is entering its second century of existence with facilities surpassed by few towns of this size in the state or nation.

Although the first school in Arkansas City was founded in 1870fifty-one years agothe first school building was not erected until the following year. Soon after the founding of the town on April 7, 1870, the children of the village were gathered together in the home of Prof. H. B. Norton, who is considered the father of Arkansas City's school system. Although Professor Norton did not himself teach, it was through his efforts that the school was started. The house in which this first school met was located near what is now the corner of A street and Birch avenue. The pupils were taught by Miss Mary E. Swarts, a sister of Judge C. L. Swarts, of this city.

In 1871, the first building was built, it being a frame structure made of native cottonwood sawed by a home sawmill company. This building stood on the site now occupied by W. N. Harris drug store. [NOTE: HEADER SHOWS "REXALL STORE".]

The buildings comprising Arkansas City's present educational plant date back nearly forty years. The following are some of the facts concerning the cost of local school buildings.

In 1885 bonds to the amount of $10,000 were issued for building the Fourth ward buil ing and purchasing grounds. The following year, 1886, an election was ordered to vote for $16,000 in bonds, $11,000 of which was for the erection of the Second ward building, and $5,000 for funding indebtedness. In 1887 bonds were again issued to the amount of $25,000 for the erection of the Third ward building and additions to the Fourth ward. In 1888, $13,000 in bonds were voted for additions to the First ward building and $7,000 for funding indebtedness. A grade school has also been erected in the Sleeth Addition.

The ward schools were for many years designated merely by the name of the ward in which they were situated. Recently they were given the names of prominent Americans, and are now known as the Roosevelt (First ward), Lincoln (Second ward), Washington (Third ward), and Francis Willard (Fourth ward) schools.

Within the last few years, several new unit buildings have been constructed, including the Pershing building on North Second street, consisting of four units, and two units in the Second ward.

The original high school building here is approximately thirty years old. On April 1, 1890, bonds amounting to $28,000 for the high school building were issued. This amount including the building and site. Eleven thousand dollars in addition were issued for indebtedness and repairs of the ward buildings.

The Manual Training building was erected in 1912. In 1917 the Junior high school building was constructed, adjoining the Manual Training building on the south. The two buildings to-gether cost $185,000. The new Senior high school building was provided for at a special election this year, in which $250,000 in bonds were voted. The contract for the construction of this building was recently awarded to George H. Gassman of Emporia, who will start work on it soon.

The Arkansas City schools have had fifteen superintendents. Their names and dates of office follow:

E. W. Hulse, 1874-1876; H. M. Bacon; E. R. Thompson, Orlin Phelps; Charles Sylvester, 1880; C. T. Atkinson, 1881-1884; J. C. Weir, 1884-1888; D. R. Boyd, 1889-1892; C. P. Hendershot, 1893; T. W. Conway, 1894-1897; W. M. Fisher, 1898-1904; L. W. Mayberry, 1905-1908; John F. Bender, 1908-1914; J. B. Heffelfinger, 1915-1917; C. E. St. John, 1918 to the present.



Sells Books to Go to "College"Plans to Join Show Troupe.

Black eyed, nattily dressedand with manners above reproach, another girl came through Arkansas City yesterday attempting to earn her way to college by selling subscriptions to magazines. That isher selling point was that she wanted to go to college.

During the entire forenoon, and most of the afternoon, she visited business houses over the cityand then it rained. Whether the downpour washed away her reserve is unknownbut she spilled the details of her scheme.

The girl was with a squad, composed of two other girls, three boys, and a manager. They were working out of Houston, Texas, according to her claim, and were working towards Denver.

She stated they expected to make Denver her headquarters for a short while, and from there to go to to the coast, where two of the members plan to enter the movies, while the others are figuring on joining a traveling musical comedy organization.

The girl's revelation shattered all of the lofty thoughts which local men had bestowed upon her. In most offices her manner was above reproach, her tones low, and that appealing nature which calls for local men to dig down in their pocket to assist in her educationin the musical comedy world.




Bertillion System Brands Every Man Who is Arrested.

Local Police Use the System.Unable to Destroy Any Natural Markings.

From fingerprints taken when a baby, a man at the age of eighty may be detected.

This seems impossible, but Chief of Police Charles Peek this morning, in explaining the Bertillion system of marking people, stated that the finger prints never change, until the body is dead and decay sets in upon the various members of the body. Specific instances of this were brought to light.

The Bertillion system is one of the most complicated, yet in its way, simple methods of tracing crooks ever found. The idea of marking people by thumb prints was brought up in the sixteenth century by the Chinese. However, they had no method of keeping the markings.

Then an Englishman brought the practice into use and perfected it to such a degree that several countries have adopted the system. Two other systems have been brought up since that time, but both of these systems have fallen flat.

When the finger prints of any man are taken, they are not only filed with a local office, but are filed in the national system headquarters. After a certain number of years, the prints are thrown away; but the records are kept in the national officeand any matters arising over this record can be traced back to the original office for identification.

An interesting experiment was made recently by Chief of Police Peek. The matter of sandpapers, or burning the hand, in order to destroy evidence was brought up. The chief burned the skin from his thumb with hydrochloric acid. After the skin had again been formed on the thumb, a test was made, and it was found that the skin had the same formation and tests just the same, after it grows back.

There are several other interesting features brought up. A crook may disguise himself, chop off an ear, grow whiskers, cut off part of his hand, and hide himself behind a natural mask. But one finger print will identify this man, according to the Bertillion code.

The system is used in every bit of crime, from petty thievery on up to murderand in every instance has worked out and has served to trace down bandits.

Eddie Adams, the bank robber, recently escaped from the federal penitentiary at Leavenworth, was found at Cullinson. He had assumed an alias. The picture of the man found was compared to that of Adamsand there was not a trace of a likeness. Adams, the clever criminal, had posed differently, he had gained weight, and instead of being a crooked looking man, had all appearances of being a clear eyed straight living man.

Wichita Bertillion men went on the case, and in a short while returned the verdict that the man was Eddie Adams, and in confronting the evidence, the bank bandit convessed. This is just one instance.

A complete outfit is in use in Arkansas City, and every man taken into custody here is photographed by the new system.



High Speed Ends in Crash on South Summit for J. M. Tucker.

J. M. Tucker is again in the limelight.

This time Tucker breaks into the news, with a motor car accident, which occurred yesterday afternoon on South Summit street. According to all the information that can be gained, Tucker, who was driving a Briscoe motor car in which there were several other occupants, was racing a Ford, which it is alleged was driven by a local groceryman.

During the course of the fast driving, it is said that the Briscoe swerved, struck the Ford, and then hit the curbing, smashing the Briscoe. The front wheels were badly smashed, the frame was bent, and the fender on the left side of the machine was torn off.

Following the accident several passing motorists saw the occupants of the motor car sitting along the curbing laughing over the accident. As far as could be learned today, no one was hurt in the accident.


Drove to Howard

Geo. Sayles of Arkansas City, salesman for the famous Franklin automobiles, drove over to Howard last week to look after a "prospect" and he brought with him Hon. R. C. Howard, state senator and publisher of the Arkansas City Daily Traveler; A. H. Denton, banker; and J. S. Mowatt, well-known businessman and rancher, just for the ride. The gentlemen visited around town for two or three hours calling on The Courant, the banks, the soda fountains, and other interesting places till toward evening when they loaded in and turned toward home. They met quite a number of our people, complimented us on the appearance of our town, and made themselves generally polite and agreeable, and we shall be glad to see them here again sometime.

-Howard Courant.


Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Young of Chicago are here for a visit with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Abe Young. Mrs. Abe Young has been sick for some time and is in a local hospital.



Several Charges Placed Against Well Known Police Character

After Having Difficulty At Home With His Wife, The Officers Took A Hand Last Night.

J. M. Tucker, Arkansas City's regular rebellionist, rebelled again last night, and today he is lounging at the "parlor" just off the police court, in the city hall. Dizzy headed, from a slight tap from an automatic revolver, Tucker is still attempting to figure out what all the ruckus is about.

Tucker, according to the allegations made by officers last night, got drunk. In the course of giving vent to his corned spirits, Tucker playfully got into a fracas with his better half when neighbors called the police, claiming that Tucker was beating his wife.

Officers Harris and Chadwell answered the call; and upon sighting the officers, Tucker took to flight, making haste down an alley. The officers commanded a halt, but Tucker was breaking records and did not heed the call. He circled his home in the 900 block North Summit street and the officers again called a halt. This time Officer Harris was close enough that he could use his "sap." Whiff

And Tucker smiled.

Then came the jolt from the .45 gun and Tucker was calm enough to go into the police car and head for the station, with Harris driving and Chadwell watching carefully the actions of the accused.

According to the statement made by the officers last night, Tucker thrice stuck his gleaming face close to Officer Harris and made several insulting remarks, only to be jerked forcibly back in the rear of the car.

Tucker this morning lounged. Having created somewhat of a furore in his neighborhood, and still being somewhat hazy as to the actual happenings of the evening, he was inquisitive as to the cause of his being confined in the city stronghold.

The charges as enumerated atainst Tucker were:


Beating wife.

Resisting arrest.

Threatening to kill Officer Harris.

Disturbing peace of neighbors.

He will be tried on these charges later, the officers stated today.

Tucker was out under three different bonds at the time he was arrested last night. He was a prominent figure in the local state courts several weeks ago; and the three charges against him aside from the case now pending in the city court, are threatening S. A. McDaniel, assaulting Policeman Bert Harris with a knife, and handling liquor. The three bonds amount to $2,700 and are divided as follows: On the first case $1,500; the second $500; and the third $700. The liquor case was appealed to the district court; and in each of the others, he was bound over for trial in the district court. For several weeks after his alleged spree of some weeks ago, he was compelled to remain in the county jail; and at that time the bonds which he was placed under amounted to over $4,000. His attorney, H. S. Hines, went before the state supreme court on a writ of habeas corpus and succeeded in having the bonds reduced to the amounts stated above.

Late this afternoon H. S. Hines, the attorney for Tucker, while in conference with County Attorney Ellis Fink, agreed to turn the prisoner over to the county authorities and have the bonds in the several cases cancelled. Therefore, Tucker will be compelled to remain in the county jail until his cases are called in the district court. Attorney Hines said he would not be responsible for the many any longer as he had failed to follow his instructions as his lawyer in the cases described above.



Hereafter All Participants Are To Be Examined Before Working

No Decisions AllowedAll Bouts Governed by Commission According to New Laws Made.

Boxing in Arkansas City was lifted a little higher last evening.

The local commission held a meeting last evening, at which time a set of rules for further bouts to be held in Arkansas City was formulated. The rules are drawn up in accordance with the 1923 law, in which the boxing contests shall be held only in a private club. The club or association putting on the bout will have to register with the boxing commission and a five dollar registration fee is to be charged, in order to defray the expense of the commission.

No bouts are to be held on Sundays, Christmas, or Decoration Day. There will not be more than five bouts on any one program, and no bout can be over ten rounds.

Some of the rules laid down last night.

There shall be no betting allowed in connection with any match by any contestant, referee, second, spectator, or any other person; no smoking shall be allowed except during the intermissions.

No announcements or introductions shall be made from the ring unless authorized by the Boxing Commission or a member thereof.

The chief official of the boxing match shall be the referee, who shall be chosen subject to the approval of the Boxing Commission.

No decisions shall be rendered by the referee.

Contestants must appear in the proper athletic costumes approved by the Boxing Commission.

No more than two seconds shall attend or assist each contestant in any bout and there shall be no coaching allowed by the seconds or any other persons; the seconds must remain seated during the round and not rise from their seats until the bell announces the termination of the round. It shall be the duty of the referee to disqualify any contestant whose seconds, attendants, or assistants violate this rule.

The contestants shall break clean and not strike while breaking from the clinches; they shall not hold and hit, nor butt with head or shoulders, nor wrestle, clinch, or illegally use the elbows. The kidney punch, rabbit punch, back hand blow, and striking with open glove shall be forbidden.

The referee shall stop any contest when either contestant is clearly out-classed, or from weakness appears unable to continue boxing. If a contestant is knocked down, he must get up unassisted, being allowed ten seconds in which to do so. In the meantime, the other contestant must return to his corner and remain there until his opponent is on his feet.

Only soft cotton or linen bandages shall be used, and shall be confined to three thicknesses for protection of the hands; one thickness of adhesive tape may be used, and all bandages shall be subject to the approval of the referee.

Gloves shall weigh at least five ounces, and in the event a glove shall break or come off during a contest, the referee shall order time taken out while the same is being adjusted.

Each round shall be limited to a three minute period, and there shall be one minute intermission between each round.

Each contestant must pass a physical examination at least one day prior to his appearance; such examination shall be given by the members of the commission who are duly licensed to practice medicine in the State of Kansas. Said physicians making such examination shall use any reasonable tests they deem necessary to fully determine whether the contestants are in fit physical condition to appear; another and further examination shall be had of contestants by the same examiners on the afternoon or evening of the exhibition.

The scale of weights shall be as follows:

Paper --------------------- 108 Pounds

Bantam -------------------- 118 Pounds

Feather ------------------- 125 Pounds

Light Weight -------------- 135 Pounds

Welter Weight ------------- 145 Pounds

Middle Weight ------------- 158 Pounds

Commission ---------------- 175 Pounds

Heavy --------------------- 185 Pounds

No participant shall be permitted to box an opponent who is ten pounds heavier than himself, excepting in the heavy weight scale of weights.

The contestants must be in the City of Arkansas City, Kansas, at least one day prior to the exhibition in which they are to take part, unless the boxing commission excuses them for reasons appearing sufficient to the commission.

No contestant shall be allowed to take part in any contest who shall have taken part in another contest within five days prior thereto.

Contests between negroes and white persons otherwise known as "mixed bouts" shall not be allowed.

The commission shall have the power to bar any contestant, referee, second, or any other person from taking part in any boxing exhibition who is guilty of unfair or ungentlemanly conduct, or who violates any of the rules and regulations of the commission.

If any contestant fails to pass the physical examination as hereinbefore provided, or for any other reason fails to take part in a scheduled exhibition, the club or association holding such exhibition shall have the right to substitute another contestant, provided he can pass the physical examination prescribed and as approved by the Boxing Commission.

The Boxing CommissionDr. E. F. Day, chairman; Kirke W. Dale, secretary; Dr. A. J. Berger, J. F. Hunt, Walter Stoner.











Jack Seneker and R. P. Clark Locate at 117 East Central Avenue.

Arkansas City has a new plumbing shop. Jack Seneker of this city and Robert P. Clark, formerly of Kansas City, have opened a new plumbing, heating, and gas fitting shop at 117 East Central avenue, and are now prepared to serve the local public.

Mr. Seneker is well known here, having formerly been connected with the Lemaster and Whelan plumbing shops in this city. Mr. Clark has been connected with a large plubing concern in Kansas City. Both men are experts in their line of work and are prepared to handle any kind of plumbing, heating, or gas fitting work.

They have in stock a complete line of fixtures to supply the demands of their patrons.


Jim Clough of the Kansas Gas & Electric Co., was highly elated today over the fact that he made a home run strike in a baseball game last night, and this was the first game he had played this season, too. The boys say he made a fine showing and that the homer was a genuine one.


New Dental Office

Drs. R. B. Hammond and P. E. McAllister, well known dentists of Winfield, each having practiced there for many years, have opened an office for general dental practice in suite 3 of the Walpex building. Dr. Hammond will be in charge of the offfice here, while Dr. McAllister will remain in Winfield, at least for the present.



Two More Charges Placed Against Well Known Character.

Jimmie Tucker now languishes once more.

He is in the county jail at Winfield again, this time there being two additional charges placed against him in the state court. Now he has in all, five criminal cases brought by the State of Kansas in his name, and he will be compelled to remain in the county jail for some time, or until the next session of the district court.

Tucker was arrested by the police last Friday night on the charge of disturbing the peace, and he was placed in the city jail at that time. Later he was turned over to the county authorities as the bondsmen and his attorney, on the three charges filed against him some weeks ago, refuse to be responsible longer.

The former charges constitute assault on Policeman Harris, threatening S. A. McDaniel, and handling liquor.

Now he has two more charges, they being filed by County Attorney Ellis Fink in the court of J. W. Martin, late Saturday afternoon. One is for assault upon L. D. Kuhns, who attempted to stop the defendant from abusing his wife last Friday night. The second is on the charge of disturbing the peace of H. H. Hamilton and family on the same night.

He was committed to jail on these new cases as well as on the former cases pending against him. He will be given a preliminary hearing on the latter-named charges in the near future, the officers state. Deputy Sheriff Fred Eaton took Tucker to Winfield late Saturday night.



Ulman Paris Gives Final Report On New Plat This Morning.

Regular Session of City Fathers Today and Several Matters of Importance Were Up For Consideration.

"Newman Park."

What has heretofore been known as the Paris Park No. 2, at the southernmost part of Summit street, this morning was officially titled "Newman Park," in honor of A. A. Newman. This was made upon recommendation of Ulman Paris, promulgator of the park idea, and the name of Newman was advised following a drawing from the names of the contributors to the park, at which time Mr. Newman's name was selected. The commission ers voted to call the park, Newman Park. The number drawn was 115.

Mr. Paris this morning before the commissioners read the report of Otis Fowler, secretary and treasurer for the new park fund. Twenty-five hundred dollars was spent on the lots and for incidentals, and interest thirty-nine dollars and eighty-six cents was spent. From subscriptions over the town $2,234.18 was raised. The request was made from the city that the deficit of $305.50 be paid by the city, and the commissioners voted to pay this deficit.

The appraisement for the paving on Harrison Avenue and South Second street was approved this morning by the commissioners. There was no protest against the appraise ment.

A resolution for the issuance of improvement bonds, to the extent of $58,500, for the water works improvement to be made in the city, was read and passed this morning.

A bid from the Daily Traveler Publishing Company for the city printing was read this morning. The Daily Traveler Company offered to do the city printing at three and one-half cents a line. The matter was laid upon the table for further action.


New Dental Office

Drs. R. B. Hammond and P. E. McAllister, well known dentists of Winfield, each having practiced there for many years, have opened an office for general dental practice in suite 3 of the Walpex building. Dr. Hammond will be in charge of the offfice here, while Dr. McAllister will remain in Winfield, at least for the present.


Reed Stores Employees Picnic

In a contest between the Reed Stores of Arkansas City and Ponca City, Saturday, Ponca City won and Arkansas City treated with a picnic yesterday. The group motored to Arkansas City yesterday morning and met their opponents at the store. After inspecting the store, they went to the river east of town and spent the day playing games and enjoying a picnic dinner with watermelon and ice cream. [MENTIONED NAMES OF THOSE FROM THE PONCA CITY REED STORE.] Ponca City News.

AUGUST 23, 1921


Two Prisoners Caught After Effort to Saw Bars.

Winfield, Kans., Aug. 23.Charles Wilson, and Herbert Cornelison, prisoners, attempted to saw their way to freedom early this morning. Their efforts, however, were to no avail.

Sheriff Goldsmith awoke at 3 o'clock this morning and heard the grating of what he thought to be a small hack saw. He arose from bed to investigate. Going out into the yard, the sheriff saw the dark forms of two of his prisoners working intently at a second-story window on the west side of the jail house.

The sheriff was armed. He shot twice into the window above the prisoner's heads. The sawing stopped.

This morning after a thorough search, the prisoners were placed in the "cage" or "crazy cell" on the first floor.

Sheriff Goldsmith said that for several days he had the two under close observation.

Two ten-inch hacksaws were taken from the seam of the prisoners' pants.

The sheriff was busy today welding up the sawed bars on the second floor window.



Winfield Gets Temporary Injunction Against Placing of Squeezers.

Winfield, Kans., Aug. 23.Winfield gas consumers were "looking up" today.

A temporary order enjoining the Kansas Public Utilities from authorizing the local gas company to install gas pressure limiting devices has been granted by the disttrict court of Shawnee county. The legal status of a temporary injunction is more clearly defined and carries considerable more weight than a restraining order.

S. C. Bloss and A. M. Jackson, attorneys for the city, who presented their case to the Shawnee county court Saturday, spoke optimistically today of the future of the city's fight with the gas company.

"Mr. Jackson and myself are very well satisfied with the decision of the court," Mr. Bloss said. "We will be ready for trial September 12."

The assignment of both the gas pressure case and the three-way case, which has been pending for a year, was made by the district court of Shawnee county, Mr. Boss said. The cases will be heard September 12.

The city bond was set at $10,000 by Judge Whitcomb. The city will give bond immediately, it is understood. This action, when brought by Winfield's counsel, was considered to be the last move on the part of the city of Winfield to give local gas consumers an adequate pressure during the ensuing winter. The installation of the limiting devices by the gas company would cut out the pressure down to one and eight-tenths ounces.

The utilities commission authorized the installation of the limiting devices and was enjoined for its action by the city.

The rate case, which is to be heard at the same time as the pressure case, was started last summer. It seeks to enjoin the three-way rate plan adopted by the gas company.



Tags Are Attractive

A notification was received by the local Chamber of Commerce today from Bentonville, Arkansas. The letter asked:

"Saw a car pass through here today with a tag reading 'Arkansas City, Kansas.' Where did you get them?"

Arkansas City is advertised. Practically every motorist leaving here this summer is carrying a tag on his car advertising the car over the entire country.


News From Dr. Young

Mrs. Abe Young, who is a patient in the Arkansas City hospital, today received a letter from her son, Dr. R. Claude Young, who with his wife is now in France with the other parties from this city. The letter was written on board the ship on which they sailed. He said that they were all doing fine and enjoying the trip. He said he and Mrs. Young were not compelled to feed the fish on the trip over there. Mrs. Young also sent a cablegram to the hospital force after they reached England.



Writes From France to Adj. Geo. Norris of This City.

Following letter from Captain R. Claude Young, under date of August 8, 1921, was received today by Geo. Norris, adjutant of the local American Legion Post.

On board the Geo. Washington.

Dear George: Inclosed you will find Mr. Foch's radiogram to the legion, which should really have a place in your club room and on your books; it is good and we are all enjoying it. The king of Belgium and the king of England have both asked us to visit them on our last week's tour here. It is not yet officially decided that we should accept as yet; for most of us wish to go down to Nice, Marsailles, Monte Carlo, and other places on the Mediterranean. Mrs. Young and myself are enjoying the trip and not the least sick so far. We expect to land about the 10th, and we will all be very glad to see land againthis has sure been a "wet" trip. We have about nine delegates from Kansas besides the about twelve or fourteen Haye [?]...could he mean Hays[?] women. West Virginia leads with [INCOMPLETE SEN TENCE]. had no friction anywhere with transportation, baggage, eats, or our money yet. Will be glad when it is time to return to our home and begin the old grind once more. Warmest regards to Ruth and her mother.

Yours, Dr. Young.


In addition to this letter Dr. Young sent a copy of the radiogram sent to the members of the American party now in France by Field Marshal Foch, which is in the form of a greeting to the Americans, and was sent to them at sea on August 5, while two days journey out of New York.


In addition to the above letter, Dr. Young has written to Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Burgett and tells them that they had a fine time on the trip over, a dance every night, and a jolly time all the way.


The Home National bank and Mrs. Foss Farrar, each, are in receipt of a letter from Foss Farrar; and in these he tells of the trip going over. He says that the sea was rough at times and that the only thing that prevented him from getting out and walking home was the fact that the ocean where he was at that time was not fit to walk upon.

Other messages from members of the Arkansas City party have also been received here within the past few days, it is reported.



State Senator R. C. Howard, editor of the Arkansas City Traveler, A. H. Denton, president of the Home National bank, George W. Sayles of the Newman Motor Co., and John C. Mowatt, a stockman, all of Arkansas City, were through here last Thursday on a motor trip and made this office a call. Senator Howard has gubernatorial aspirations and may cast his sombrero in the ring when the primaries open next year. He is well known in the state, has strong local backing, and will cut his share of the political ice when the voters size up the candidates. He has a pleasing personality and has long figured in political matters.

Moline Advance.



Attempt on Candyland Abandoned Before Entrance Was Effected.

A gang of robbers have been trying to get in their work on Winfield the past two nights, it would appear from developments in police circles. So far failure has met their efforts, though the officers have been able to obtain only fleeting glimpses of them. Indications are that the gang consists of three men, equipped with a big, black car with yellow wheels.

It is apparent that an attempt was made to rob Candyland, the confectionery and refreshment parlor of Pete Thomas at 807 Main, Sunday night. The wire screens at the back were torn off and the window glass broken. It is thought that a watcher warned the would-be robbers of the proximity of the police, and that the attempt was thus foiled. Last night the large black car with yellow wheels was seen maneuvering in a suspicious manner around the alleys on the west side of Main. The police tried to round up the outfit, but the gang managed to evade capture. Three men were said to have been in or with the car; a large one and two who were not so large.Courier.



Founder of the Fort Scott Monitor Passed Away in This City.

George W. McMillen, well known and highly respected citizen of this city for a good many years, passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. A. L. Newman, at 225 North C street Friday evening at seven o'clock. He had been ill for some weeks and was known to be failing rapidly, though death came rather as a surprise to the members of the family. One of the daughters, Mrs. Albert Faulconer, who had been on a visit in Colorado, and who was summoned home on account of the failing condition of the father, arrived here only a short time before his death. The only son of the deceased, Fred McMillen of St. Louis, Mo., and the other daughter, Mrs. Newman, were also at the bedside of the father when death claimed him. These three are all the children of the family left to mourn the loss of the father. Mr. McMillen's wife died in this city in September, 1900, and her body was interred in Riverview cemetery. The body of the husband will be laid beside that of his wife tomorrow.

Funeral services will be held at the Newman residence Sunday morning at nine-thirty o'clock, conducted by Rev. W. M. Gardner. Burial in Riverview cemetery will follow this service immediately.

G. W. McMillen was one of the old timers in this city, and he had many friends here and other places over the state of Kansas, all of whom will regret to learn of his death. He was a newspaper man in the early days of this state, and was the founder of the Fort Scott Monitor of the city of Fort Scott.

During the time that he was the editor of this paper, he was offered the chair at the head of the physics department of the Kansas University. He was well known for a number of years all over the state as a writer of good and interesting literature. For the past several years and during his declining years, he was a familiar figure on the streets of this city.

He was a Christian man, and had been a member of the First Presbyterian church here for a good many years. He was a veteran of the Civil war and joined the army when he was sixteen years of age. Mr. McMillen was a member of the 155th Indiana infantry. He was a member of the Arkansas City chapter of the G. A. R.

He was born in Logansport, Indiana, on October 21, 1847, being 74 years of age at the time of his death. He was united in marriage to Miss Lillian Stauber at Erie, Kansas, in the year 1879; and he and Mrs. McMillen came to this city in 1884. She passed away here 21 years ago.



Funeral of G. W. McMillen

Funeral services for G. W. McMillen, whose death occurred here last Friday night, were held Sunday morning at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Newman on North C street, and Rev. W. M. Gardner had charge of the services. The body of Mr. McMillen was laid to rest in Riverview cemetery, beside that of the wife of the deceased. Mrs. Guy Curfman rendered a vocal solo at the services at the home, and there was a large assemblage of the friends of the deceased in attendance at the funeral and burial. Mr. McMillen was an old time resident of this city and he leaves three children to mourn his death. They are Mrs. Albert Newman and Mrs. Albert Faulconer, of this city, and Fred McMillen of St. Louis, Mo.



City Would Pave Outside Road.Jitney Matter Presented Today.

A resolution for paving of a stretch of road five-eights of a mile in length, one half mile of which is West Kansas avenue, and the remainder north near the cemetery, was adopted by the city commisioners this morning. A copy of this resolution will be forwarded to the county commissioners for their action at the meeting to be held next week.

The resolution is in accordance with the Howard five-eighths of a mile law. With the paving of this stretch of road into the country, it will also mean the paving of Kansas avenue west to the city limits, Eighth street. According to the specifications this morning, the street in the city will be thirty feet in width and the country highway will be twenty-one feet in width.

At the suggestion of Mayor C. N. Hunt, it is planned to have a number of businessmen of the city and a number of the property owners along the road which is to be paved attend the county commissioners meeting at Winfield in order to present the case. It was stated this morning that about ninety-eight percent of the property owners along the road had signed the petition.

Perry Dunham, of El Dorado, this morning was before the city commissioners and asked for a franchise to operate a jitney bus service in Arkansas City. According to the specifica tions in the petition for a franchise, the routes will be laid out from the end of the pavement on North Third street to Fifth avenue, Down Fifth avenue to C street, and south on C street to the end of the pavement. From any point on the route to Summit street, a charge of five cents will be made.

Mr. Dunham this morning stated that they wanted an exclusive franchise. Two Ford motor cars will be maintained and a twenty minutes system will be maintained at all times. In case any of the passengers care to veer off the regular route, a charge of five cents extra will be made for the trip four blocks or under off the route, and for a trip up to seven blocks, an extra charge of ten cents will be made. It was moved at the meeting that the petition for a franchise be accepted by the commissioners for further consideration.

A petition for the paving of South Third street, between Van Buren and Tyler avenues, was presented. It ws turned over to the city engineer for checking up.

The meeting was adjourned until 2:30 o'clock Tuesday



Pet Dog is Shot

Snoops, the Scotch collie dog belonging to the sons of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Newman of North C street, has been shot by some miscreant and the animal is in a local veterinary hospital for treatment. The dog was shot in some mysterious manner; and not only the Newman boys, but all the children in the neighborhood, are lamenting the fact that their playmate is injured. He was shot through the mouth. It is said that he will recover from the effects of the wound. Snoops is being cared for at present by Dr. J. H. Knapp.




Dresser and Ewing are Newcomers Here, Now Owners of Theatre.

E. H. Dresser of Harper, and Chester N. Ewing, of Medicine Lodge, have decided to cast their lot in this city and have entered business here. They have closed a deal whereby they have purchased the Strand theatre from W. L. Baldridge and Cora Merle Baldridge. The new owners are in charge of the Strand today. It is the aim of the new owners of this motion picture theatre to improve on the pictture programs of this place of amusement and they are staring out on this plan today. Both are quite well known over the state and are experienced picture show men. Mr. Dresser will have personal charge of the house here and he comes from Harper, where he has been engaged in the same business until very recently.

It is the idea of Mr. Dresser to bring all the early releases of the well known producing companies to this theatre in the future.

Messrs. Dresser and Ewing will be welcomed to the city by the business interests here.



Body of Arkansas City Boy Killed in Action Arrived at Hoboken.

Mrs. A. W. Ralston, of 715 South A Street, received a wire this morning from the government announcing the arrival of the body of her son, First-Class Private Angus W. Ralston, at Hoboken, N. Y. Private Ralston was killed in action at the battle of the Argonne Forest on October 6th, 1918. His body will probably arrive in Arkansas City the first part of next week. Funeral arrangements have not as yet been made.

First-Class Private Ralston enlisted from Oklahoma City. He formerly lived with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Ralston, when they resided here several years ago and he was well known here.

Ralston was a member of the medical corps of the 23rd infantry, Second Division. He was killed by a German sniper while trying to rescue the lieutenant of his company, who lay on the battlefield wounded. His buddy, a boy from Indianapolis, was also killed by the German sniper while assisting him in making the rescue. The lieutenant was rescued, but died behind the lines several days later. For his bravery in action, First-Class Private Ralston was awarded the Croix de Guerre by the French government.

It will be remembered that Captain Ralph Swarts, an Arkansas City boy, a member of the same company as Private Ralston, cablegramed his parents here at the time of Private Ralston's death.


Another at Hoboken

The casket containing the remains of Roy Martin, Sergt. Co. "G", 353rd Inf., arrived at Hoboken yesterday, according to a message received by his mother, Mrs. M. J. Martin, at Atlanta. He was killed November 1, 1918, in the Argonne. His wife, who was Miss Ethel Leach, of Burden, died at St. Mary's Hospital shortly after the news of the death of her husband came. She left two babies, twins, LeRoy and Ethel. These little ones are now living with kinfolk in Burden.Winfield Courier.


Home from France Soon

Arkansas City's American Legion representatives, who are now touring France, will probably leave for America Thursday. That was the information gained today.

The Arkansas City men who are now in France are Frank Denton, Foss Farrar, John Floyd, and Dr. Claude Young. There are several parties of the Americans now touring in France who plan to stay over there for several weeks touring in the various countries, but the Arkansas City men are planning on returning with the official party.



But It was a Pleasant Surprise and a Birthday Breakfast.

J. G. Loveland, of 802 North Second street, was the victim of a bold kidnapping plot this morning.

"Uncle Jimmie", who was 81 years of age today, was forcibly taken from his home at an early hour this morning by his relatives, several of whom are here from other places, to visit at the Loveland home, and he was transported in the open however to a location on the Walnut river east of the city where the day was spent in a jolly time and real picnic, for the benefit of Mr.l Loveland. The crowd arrived at the spot designated for the kidnapped one to be deposited; and the first thing on the program was a picnic breakfast prepared by the ladies of the party. This was a very enjoyable feature. After this Uncle Jimmie desired to return to the city and begin his day's work, but this he was not permitted to do by his relatives, who had decided among themselves that he was not to be employed this day. As a result of this verdict on the part of the jury, which was made up of the entire crowd, Mr. Loveland was forced to aly off today. But he enjoyed thoroughly the outing, at least everyone else in the party said he did. Wellhe admits it too now.

The place where the picnic was held was the location of the old Searing and Mead mill east of the city. Mr. Loveland was one of the first men in the community to be employed in the milling business and he worked at that place for a number of years, and it was in this mill that he had the misfortune to lose an arm in the machinery of the mill.



Mrs. Lola Widener of this city will take up work as matron and house mother at the local Y. W. C. A. the first of September. Miss Wilson of Baldwin, will arrive September 1st and assume duties of general secretary to the local Y. W. C. A. New activities are planned for the association and best wishes are extended to it.



Dresser and Ewing are Newcomers Here, Now Owners of Theatre.

E. H. Dresser of Harper, and Chester N. Ewing, of Medicine Lodge, have decided to cast their lot in this city and have entered business here. They have closed a deal whereby they have purchased the Strand theatre from W. L. Baldridge and Cora Merle Baldridge. The new owners are in charge of the Strand today. It is the aim of the new owners of this motion picture theatre to improve on the pictture programs of this place of amusement and they are staring out on this plan today. Both are quite well known over the state and are experienced picture show men. Mr. Dresser will have personal charge of the house here and he comes from Harper, where he has been engaged in the same business until very recently.

It is the idea of Mr. Dresser to bring all the early releases of the well known producing companies to this theatre in the future.

Messrs. Dresser and Ewing will be welcomed to the city by the business interests here.



An Oklahoma Man Gives No Fund Checks and Takes Auto From City.

Another new game of swindle is alleged to have been worked in this city last Saturday night and as a result there is a state warrant out for a man who gave his name as Glen Porter and his address as Clinton, Okla., and a car which he hired here has just been located in Wichita. But the alleged swindler made his escape according to a message from the Wichita plice to the local officers this afternoon.

The car in question was a Hudson speedster and it was hired from the Hudson Garage last Sunday by a man calling himself Glen Porter. Today Rae Hudson of the Hudson Garage is in Oklahoma looking for the man and the car and the message from the police at Wichita was received here during his absence. Hudson and a local officer will go to Wichita tomorrow to identify the car. It is alleged that Porter drove the car away from the city after he had attempted to purchase the car with a check, drawn on an Oklahoma bank, and the owner of the car told him he could not have the auto until it was learned whether or not the check was good. The stranger, Porter, was in the company with Harry Penrose here on Sunday afternoon, the police allege, and after Penrose got out of the car, after driving the stranger about the city for some time, and after Porter had agreed to take the car back to the garage, car and driver disappeared. Soon after that time the search for the man and the auto was begun. The result was that the car was located in Wichita and the police are still looking for the man.

The Wichita police also told the local officers in a phone message this afternoon that they thought they had the J. W. Curtis Hudson car, which was stolen here some weeks ago. An attempt will be made by local parties to identify this car. It was insured through the Hess Real Estate company.

Glen Porter, who claimed to be from Oklahoma, attended the used car sale and auto show here on Saturday night; and while there, he attempted to purchase a car from Rae Hudson with a check on an Oklahoma bank. Hudson told him the car might be his provided the check was good, it is said. Hudson being out of the city today, the real circumstances in this deal could not be learned.

Saturday night Porter gave two "no fund" checks to H. S. Collinson of the Collinson Auto company, saying he wanted to purchase a car. This dealer took a check from the man for $1,800, and another for $750 drawn on the Clinton National bank. Collinson told him he would find out if the checks were good and the man disappeared. It was later learned that Porter had no funds in that bank. It is stated here, however, that Porter did have money in another Oklahoma bank.

At any rate the officers are seeking Porter and he will be compelled to face a charge in the state court if he is



Mrs. Brenz Injured

Mrs. L. E. Brenz, wife of Dr. Brenz, was injured quite severely this morning while bathing at Paris Park Lake with friends. While diving off the big raft in the lake, Mrs. Brenz slipped and fell; and in the fall, she struck the back of her head on the edge of the raft. She was rendered unconscious for a time and was immediately taken to her home. Later in the day she was said to be resting well, and it is thought that she will suffer no ill effects from the unfortunate affair, which occurred at an early hour this morning.



Man Demanded To See Mr. Dixon, On Tuesday.

Asked For Money, and Stated He Was Going to Get ItNo Other Developments in Blackmailing Case.

His beard had the appearance of being several days old. He wore a dark shirt, containing many dirty spots, and he wore no coat. His weight seemed to be about 175 pounds. His hat, a soft felt affair, was pulled well over his eyes, and the brim of the hat was torn.

Was he or Wasn't He?

The faintest clue, something almost intangible to work upon, has been picked up in the blackmailing of R. C. Dixon, cashier of the Security National Bank. The first note in the tracing of the writer of the "one thousand dollar letter," has been struck and officials have set to work on the trail of the man.

The occurrence came about Tuesday noon, in the absence of Mr. Dixon. John Heffelfinger, vice president of the bank, noted a man, of the above appearance, hanging about the cages in the bank. He accosted the man and asked him his business.

"I want to see Mr. Dixon."

Thinking someone else might do, Mr. Heffelfinger told him Mr. Dixon was out, and asked the man if he could not wait on him. The course of the converstation as reported this morning.

"I am from Ponca City and a friend of mine told me that Dixon had plenty of money and would give me some. I am going to have some money."

Mr. Heffelfinger then told him that Mr. Dixon did not give money in that manner. The fellow thanked him and slouched out of the bank, and has not been seen since that time.

Officials in the bank, who witnessed the procedure Tuesday morning, stated that they would know the man should they see him again, and Mr. Heffelfinger stated today that he could positively identify the man in case he appeared. The man had been seen on the street before, but he has not been seen lately, as near as can be learned.

Government officials, into whose hands the matter was placed yesterday, would throw no further light on the affair. They have been working on the letter received by Mr. Dixon since it was turned over to them, but will give out nothing with regard to their findings.

The money, which the writer of the letter demanded Mr. Dixon to pay, was to have been left this evening at 10 o'clock under the culvert 2 miles west of the north Windsor hotel on Chestnut avenue.


Motor Inn Changes Hands

J. W. Stacy and H. E. Cummins are the new owners of the Motor Inn, located at 407-409 South Summit Street, and they are in charge of the place today. The Motor Inn has been operated for some time by John Finolio, and he has disposed of his interests in the business. The two men now in charge of the garage at that location are well known auto mechanics and they have recently been in the employ of the Kinslow Motor Co. here. They invite the auto owners who may have work of this kind to be done to call on them at any time.



City Offices and Stores Closed During the Services Today.

Funeral services for John H. Clay, city commissioner of public utilities, whose death occurred at the family home here Thursday morning, were held in the First Methodist church this afternoon at 2 o'clock. During the one hour of the services at the church, all the city offices and most of the business houses were closed. City officials in general were in attendance at the services. Mayor Hunt issued a proclamation this morning asking that the business houses close during the funeral hour and most of the businessmen complied with the request.

The mayor, Commissioner L. A. Sturtz, City Clerk Sinnott, Fire Chief Brandenburg, and four of the firemen in uniform, Acting Chief of Police Pauley and four of his men in uniform, Water Works Superintendent Bennett and Street Foreman John Post were among those noted in the church for this service. There was a large crowd of the city employees and other friends of the deceased in attendance at the funeral. There were many beautiful floral offerings.

Music was furnished by Mrs. J. E. Day, Miss Nell Brown, F. D. Jackson, and J. H. Oldroyd, with Mrs. Wilda Hestwood at the organ.

Pall bearers were Mayor C. N. Hunt, J. W. Copeland, J. W. Bennett, John Post, L. A. Sturtz, and Capt. M. N. Sinnott.

The body of Mr. Clay was interred in Parker cemetery, east of the city.

Mr. Clay had served two terms, one of two years, one of three years, and a part of the third term, as commissioner of public utilities. He leaves a wife, one son, Bert, three broth ers, and two sisters to mourn his loss.



Deputies Waited in Stealth for Writer of Letter to R. C. Dixon

Through the expose made by the Daily Traveler on Wednesday afternoon, the blackmailing case, in which R. C. Dixon was the recipient of a letter demanding $1,000, seems to be ended. Nothing further than the one letter has been found by any of the officials working the case.

Accompanied by R. C. Dixon, two United States deputies last night went to the location, two miles west of the North Windsor hotel, and hid themselves, waiting for the possible appearance of the writer of the letter. They waited for over an hour, and no one was seen to come near the location.

Officials working on the case today stated that further threads had been picked up on the writer of the threatening letter, and they were of the opinion that the expose made had scared the man from his first intentionsof further damage.


The Traveler is informed that Homer Brown has purchased the T. B. Stone grocery on South Summit street. Mr. Stone has built up a fine business there and in selling to Mr. Brown he will have a splendid successor. Mr. Brown has lived in Arkansas City nearly all of his life. He is a splendid businessman and will do well with the T. B. Stone store.



John Peters Buys Bendure Grocery Store on North A Street.

John Peters, for fifteen years a resident of the little town of Ashton, in Sumner county, west of here, has located in Arkansas City and will in the future make his home in the best city in Kansas. Mr. Peters was in the city this morning looking for a suitable residence in which to reside here, and he expects to bring his family here the first of the coming week. He has purchased the grocery store of A. L. Bendure, located at 426 North A Street, and he will take charge of the business there next Monday morning. Mr. Peters has been in the grocery business at Ashton for a number of years and he is not a stranger here, by any means. He will endeavor to keep up the already splendid reputation of this store and will carry a fine stock of goods all the time.

The Bendure store was formerly known as the Baer grocery and was owned by W. J. Baer, who first opened the store at that location.



John Peters Buys Bendure Grocery Store on North A Street.

John Peters, for fifteen years a resident of the little town of Ashton, in Sumner county, west of here, has located in Arkansas City and will in the future make his home in the best city in Kansas. Mr. Peters was in the city this morning looking for a suitable residence in which to reside here, and he expects to bring his family here the first of the coming week. He has purchased the grocery store of A. L. Bendure, located at 426 North A Street, and he will take charge of the business there next Monday morning. Mr. Peters has been in the grocery business at Ashton for a number of years and he is not a stranger here, by any means. He will endeavor to keep up the already splendid reputation of this store and will carry a fine stock of goods all the time.

The Bendure store was formerly known as the Baer grocery and was owned by W. J. Baer, who first opened the store at that location.



Well Known Names of Former K. U. Students, Killed in War.

For Them and Honor of Others, Memorial Stadium Will Be Erected.

John Bossi, Will Nichols, Will Wilson, Chas. Woody.

Lawrence, September 3,In the list of 120 former students of the University of Kansas, who died in service, and in whose honor the memorial stadium and Kansas union building are to be built, are included four Cowley county names: John Trentini Bossi, Wm. S. Nichols, William Wayne Wilson, and Chas. R. Woody.

According to the records compiled by Professor M. W. Sterling, war historian at the University:

John Trentini Bossi was born January 19, 1890, at Arkansas City, and was graduated from the Arkansas City High School in 1909. He attended K. U. the next four years and was graduated in 1913. He was in the Philippine schools from 1914 to 1916 and was commissioned a second lieutenant in the regular army November 30, 1916, being promoted to a captaincy on January 1, 1918. In April of that year he went overseas and was wounded at the front and died on July 15, 1918.

William S. Nichols, according to the K. U. record, was born at New Paris, Ohio, on July 29, 1890, and after coming to Kansas was graduated from the Arkansas City High School in 1907. He attended Hanover College, Indiana, being graduated in 1911, and the following year he studied medicine at K. U. He received his M. D. from Western Reserve Medical school in 1915. He was commissioned a first lieutenant in the medical reserve corps in June, 1917, and was killed by an accident at Fort McPherson, June 21, 1917.

William Wayne Wilson was born October 26, 1898, at Augusta, and was graduated from the high school at Winfield in 1916. He attended the department of journalism at K. U. for the next two years, and when he enlisted on November 8, 1918, he was advertising manager of the El Dorado Daily Republican. He died a victim of pneumonia at Camp Polk on November 22, 1918.

According to Professor Sterling's records:

Charles R. Woody was born April 30, 1899, at Arkansas City and was graduated from the Paxico High School in 1918. In the fall of that year, he entered the students' army training corps at K. U. and within two months contracted meningitis, dying on November 23, 1918.

The pictures and records of these men are included in the memorial gallery in Fraser hall.

Speaking concerning the campaign to raise $1,000,000 to build the memorial structures, Chancellor E. H. Lindley said recently:

"Far above the utilities of the stadium and union is the memorial motive. These structures embody the desire to make dynamic in the lives of generations of Kansas students the sacrifices of our students who died in the great war. By virtue of these memorials, Mount Oread is to be a great state shrine celebrating patriotism, sacrifices and gratitude for sacrifices."

At the present time the K. U. memorial campaign has progressed so that $600,000 has been pledged by university students and faculty and citizens in Kansas City, Lawrence, Topeka, and Hutchinson. The campaign will be continued by means of local campaigns through the state during the autumn months. A contract for partial construction of the stadium has been let and construction is under way.



State Tax Money to Exceed The $3,000,000 Mark, It's Reported.

Present collections of automobile license fees for the half year ending December 30, 1921, indicate that the $3,000,000 expected as annual revenue under the new automobile license law and rate schedule advocated before the legislature by L. J. Pettijohn, secretary of state, will be collected under the new law.

"As a matter of fact," Mr. Pettijohn said yesterday, "with the average annual increase in the number of motor cars, I believe the annual revenue under the new law, exclusive of cost of license plates and cost of issuing licenses and plates, will run considerably over the $3,000,000 mark.

Automobile licenses registered so far this half year run nearly 15,000 ahead of last year's record for the same comparative period, with a total of 247,013 automobiles and 19,573 motor trucks registered. The number of employees in the automobile license department of the secretary of state's office this year has exceeded that of all previous years with a total of seventy-five employees during the sixty-day period immediately after July 1, 1921, when license fees were due.

Daily registrations of licenses during the first thirty-day period were between 8,000 and 12,000, and during the subsequent thirty-day period, between 4,000 and 8,000 daily. At the present time license fees are coming in at a rate of about 1,000 a day.


Will Meet New Secretary

The board of directors and the members of the Young Women's Business club of the Y. W. C. A., will give a reception Tuesday evening for the new secretary, Miss Edna L. Wilson, of Baldwin, Kansas, who has arrived in the city.

The reception will be held at the Y. W. home on South First street, beginning at 8 o'clock. The women and girls of the city are invited to meet Miss Wilson at this time.



Two Other Cases Against A. C. Man Taken To District Court.

H. S. Hines, attorney for J. M. Tucker, in the several state cases against Tucker, who is now in the county jail at Winfield, stated today that in the case against his client, in the matter of handling liquor in this city and in which a conviction was had some time ago, the matter of an appeal to the state supreme court had been dismissed. Tucker is now serving time on the charge, and a commitment has been issued in this case. The fine in this particular case was $100 and the jail sentence is 30 days. After the dismissal of the appeal, the case was remanded to Judge G. H. McIntire's court of this city; and he passed the sentence on the defendant, as the case was tried before him in the first place.

The other two criminal cases now pending against Tucker, and in which he was bound over for trial in the district court at Winfield, are set for trial on September 15, according to Attorney Hines.



Criminal Cases Are Set For Trial In October Court Term.

Assignment of criminal cases to be heard in the special term of criminal court, which convenes October 10, was made in court Monday by Judge Fuller. Several important cases are to be heard at that time.

At present there are 53 criminal cases on the docket, but all will not be tried. Several were dismissed and others were stricken from assignment. Some of the most important cases will come up a little later in the regular November term.

The assignment as made Monday was as follows:

October 10

State vs. J. A. Brown, rape.

State vs. John Kastle, murder.

October 11

State vs. Dean Randall, burglary and larceny.

State vs. Wayne Haney, worthless checks.

State vs. Marjorie Haney, worthless checks.

October 12

State vs. Alex Sandstrum and Robt. Myer, liquor.

State vs. H. E. Hensley, selling mortgaged property.

October 13

State vs. E. A. Craig, embezzlement.

State vs. T. Turner and ____ Kemp, liquor.

State vs. T. Turner, liquor.

October 14

State vs. Everett Condit, et al, liquor.

State vs. Carl Wright, manslaughter.

State vs. Sonney Jones, felonius assault.

State vs. Sonny Jones, assault.

October 15

State vs. Charles Wood, rape.

State vs. Henry Atlins, bogus checks.

State vs. J. M. Tucker, disturbing the peace.

State vs. J. M. Tucker, assault.

Other action taken following the assignment in regard to criminal cases was as follows:

State against Dave Sharkey, prostitution, dismissed on motion of the county attorney.

State vs. Julius Moldenhammer, assault, dismissed on motion of the county attorney.

State vs. Grover Vanderpool, embezzlement, stricken from the assignment.

State vs. H. H. Berkey, larceny, stricken from assignment.

State vs. Henry Brown, wife desertion, dismissed on motion of the county attorney.

After the criminal assignment had been made, the court took up divorce matters and civil motions.



Bond Cases and Wilson Murder Case Over Until November

The Stiff-Emery-Sweet bond cases and the Grace Wilson murder case will not be tried at the special term of court in October, it was stated by attorneys today at the courthouse. The cases will not come up until November at the regular term of criminal court.

Mrs. Wilson faces a charge of murder for shooting her husband, Homer Wilson, on the Dexter road more than a year ago. The bond cases will come up in November it was stated.

County Attorney Fink asked that the bond cases, the Earhart case, and the Wilson murder trial be set down for a hearing in October; but it was stated that Judge Jackson would not be able to try any cases in October and the five cases were passed.

Free Press.



Those Who Will Instruct Students of Higher Grades Here.

J. F. GillilandPrincipal.

Edith WarnickEnglish and Public speaking.

Florence WaddellEnglish.

Anne BensonEnglish.

Otto FredericksonAmerican History, Economics, and Debate.

Edna GustafsonHistory and Physiology.

Gaye IdenPhysics.

Ernest UhrlaubBiology and Agriculture.

Euphrasia KirkFrench and Spanish.

Wm. McCortMathematics.

Phoebe MachinMathematics and Normal Training.

Edna JohnsonLibrarian.

A. E. KoontzCommerce and Civics.

Kathryn B. FitchTypewriting.

Carrie ReedCommerce.

Mary J. SkidmoreLatin.

C. S. HueyWoodwork.

H. G. LeetMechanical Drawing.

L. B. PollomVocational Agriculture.

Florence HarrisonDomestic Science.

Marian SandersDomestic Art.

Roy WilliamsPhysical Training and Athletics.

Lloyd A. HakesPrinting.

Folsom D. JacksonMusic.

Esther ReynoldsSecretary.


Buys in Daisy Denton Shop

Mrs. Watt Sleeth is now a partner in the Daisy Denton Cantillon, located in the Osage hotel building, she having purchased an interest in this shop the first of the present month. Mrs. Sleeth is well known in this city and her friends will wish her success in the new business venture. Today the Daisy Denton is advertising the fall and winter opening, which will take place on Thursday and Friday of this week and they invite the people of this city to call and see them on those dates.



Property Owners Near Arkansas City are Willing to Pay Share

Ninety-eight percent of all the property owners liable for the payment of the cost are said to be on the petition for a hard surfaced road out of Arkansas City, which was under consideration of the county commissioners yesterday afternoon. This is what is known as "The Cemetery Road," extending west from the north end of Summit street. The petition is brought under the "Five eights of a Mile" law, by which cities may join with the county and local benefit district in the building of a hard surfaced road to connect the city with the system of county roads.

Only one man liable for part of the costs of paying for the road under consideration has refused to sign the petition, it is said. He is said to own only five acres and a half of the land in the benefit district.

The Cemetery Road is said to be one which picks up the bulk of travel from the Arkansas river valley northwest of Arkansas City. The board of commissioners took the proposition under advisement.Courier.



Auto Dealer Tells of Possibilities in This Line

Many People now Travel over the Country in Motor Cars and Thus are Enabled to Meet Residents.

The travelfreight and passengerof the near future is by motor cars.

Railroad rates are higherfreight rates are exorbitant, Pullman fares are out of sighttrains run endlessly without stopping to view nature's handiwork. Railroads complain of business depression, and raise rates to make up for this


What is this caused by? The motor car.

Such were the facts spilled by a local motor dealer; and he gave a reason for the motor car dealers to sit back and visualize the traffic of 1925.


Mile upon mile of paved highwaysroads kept up from coast to coastintertransportation systems among the various statesa steady stream of motor trucks, and palaces on wheels going from point to point.

An instance of a recent trip was cited in the trip of Bill Bunnell, local insurance man, who during the summer covered 8,020 miles into California, Mexico, thence into the Canadian countries. An average of 22 miles per gallon of gasoline was used by Mr. Bunnell on his tripsand the cost was lower than a similar trip made by trainand he saw many points impossible to see by train.

Mr. Bunnell was one of the many who take such trips; and on such an outing, meeting peoplea handclasp with men from Idaho, Wisconsin, California, a fraternalizing between Kansas and the westthat is another secret. The good fellowship which prevails when the driver of a Pierce Arrow stops and helps a Ford driver change a tire. On a train, cooped up hour after hour, the traveler never meets the people along the roadside.

"They speak of airplane trafficthat is yet in its infancy and no one can say what it will do to revolutionize the country. However, motor car traffic is not an experimentit is proven and the next five years will see the bulk of traffic by motor cars.

"The secret of this is the grasping of the better highways system. The towns that grasp this idea of paved roads will further put themselves into the limelight as a trading center. Arkansas City should grasp it first."

He further outlined that Ponca City, Newkirk, Tulsa, Oklahoma City, Pawhuska, Blackwell, Wichita, and Wellington had all started the movement for better roadsand that Arkansas City was lagging.

(This story was obtained before the paved highway proposition had been taken before the county commissioners.)

A vision you sayyesa vision which will materialize. People are getting nearer to nature, people are demanding to meet their neighbors of Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, and even California and New Yorktherefore, the vision is one which would soon become a realizationfor people are living in the age now where things are done and not talked of.


Recent letters from John Floyd, Foss Farrar, and Frank Denton, who were in France with the American Legion contingent, were to the effect that they would sail on September 3. They planned to take a ten-day boat on the return trip, meaning they will probably land about the thirteenth of the month.




Another Degrading Stunt Was Pulled Off Last Night.

Hollis Hanna and Joe Parks Taken to Riverview Cemetery, Sttripped of Their Clothing and Left There.

Hazing in the most degrading form is being carried on in Arkansas City. Recent exposures by high school freshmen, who have recently been hazed by the upper classmen, have been brought to the attention of police officials, and they are at work on the case to find the culprits. There are several clues which point to certain mmembers of the upper classes, and police officials will probably have queried these in a short while.

The most recent trouble was last evening when Hollis Hanna and Joe Parks, both first year men at the high school, were picked up on the street, taken to Riverview cemetery, stripped of their clothes, and left there. The boys' clothes were knotted and thrown on the back porch of Hanna's home. The boys were picked up later in the evening after having spent about four hours in the cemetery.

Yesterday the report was brought before the officials that one boy was found bound and gagged on a forsaken road leading into the city. He had been taken out and left on this road which, according to the report, is traveled just every three or four days.

Last night several youngsters were taken into the country and made to walk into townand it is also reported that two boys were stripped of their clothing and left in front of the Fifth Avenue hotel.

Monday a freshman was being hazed; and according to the story, a well-known school boy here was attempting to clip his hair. The boy foughtand he is carrying a scar from the scissors on his forehead. The boy was treated by a local doctor and several stitches were taken in his head.

What are school authorities doing?

"We haven't anything to work on. We can't find the names of any of the miscreantsas the boys being hazed refuse to divulge the names of their attackers. However, we have found that a number of boys not in school are taking part in this and this will be turned over to the police. The board of education is going to put a stop to such hazingand there is going to be some of the students pay for these midnight escapades," were the words of Superintendent C. E. St. John this morning.

"We'll jug a few of these youngsters and stop such prac-

tices. It's all right for them to have their fun; but this business is being run into the ground." was the statement made by police officials.



Manning Kemp in Again and With Eight Gallons of Chock.

City court has a nice lineup of cases to be tried this evening at 5 o'clock and included in the list of names on the blotter today is that of Manning Kemp, the negro who was arrested some weeks ago on the charge of selling dope, and who was acquitted of the charge by a jury here. He is charged this time with having in his possession a large quantity of chock beer and the police caught him at his home, 216 North E street, Saturday afternoon with the goods. The officers have in their possession eight gallons of the chock, which has an odor indicating that it might contain a heavy kick. So strong is the liquor that a cork in one of the gallon glass bottles popped out of the bottle as it sat in the police headquarters on Sunday. Kemp will be tried in the city court this evening on the charge of having this stuff in his possession and then he will be turned over to the state authorities, the officers state.

Kemp's place was raided late Saturday afternoon by Policemen White, Harris, and Crutchfield; and at this time he and several other men found at the house were placed under arrest. The others are charged with unlawful assemblage, under the city ordinance. They are booked in the following manner.

Fred Williams, N. R. Smith, and John Carlisle. Each of them gave bond for appearance in the city court this evening.

W. B. Dickerson was arrested Saturday night on the charge of running over the stop signal of the traffic officer and he is under bond to appear in court this evening.

O. J. White and Roy Amey are booked for trial this evening on the charge of speeding. They each gave bond for appearance.

Leonard Case is booked for trial on the charge of being drunk and disturbing the peace. He too, gave bond to appear this evening at the 5 o'clock session.

George Hisel was arrested today by Policeman Pauley on the charge of being drunk. He was placed in the city jail and will be tried later. The officer says that the man was intoxicated on vanilla extract and that he carried two bottles of the extract when arrested.



Some of Them are Known and Arrests May Follow, Officials Say.

School authorities today have the names of several of the boys implicated in the hazing affair, and some definite action will be taken within the next few days. The names of several of the boys have been turned over to the board of education and this body will rule upon the matter.

Hints of other hazing affairs have brought the recent actions of high school upper classmen into the limelight during the past few days, and it seems that Saturday's stories merely grazed over the top of the facts.

According to what was learned today, there were several other boys taken out during the latter part of last week, on forlorn roads, stripped of their clothing, and made to walk into town. None of the various parties taken out were left in the same places, according to a story found this afternoon.

The school authorities have been working on the case for the past week and have learned the names of several of the upper classmen in the high school who have had a hand in the affair. They are still working on the matter in an attempt to learn the other members of the party who were doing the hazing.



$100 and Thirty Days in Jail Was Sentence of Manning Kemp.

Municipal court had quite a lengthy and interesting grind at the session Monday evening at 5 o'clock. The victims of the court last night included one man on the charge of handling chock beer, speeders, alleged gamblers, drunks, and one on the charge of running over the stop signal of the city traffic officer at the main corner in the city last Saturday night.

Manning Kemp, colored, was the first man called before the court and it was proven that he had eight gallons of chock beer in his possession. He was arrested last Saturday afternoon by the city officers, together with the alleged "hooch." He was found guilty wad was assessed a fine of $100, the maximum, and was given 30 days in the city holdover. He was languishing this morning, but the city officers were making preparations to turn the victim over to the state officers for prosecution. The attorney for Kemp gave the city judge notice that the case would be appealed to the district court. However, the bond in this connection had not been filed this morning.

Kemp was in the toils some weeks ago here, and was tried on the charge of selling dope. A jury of six men said he was not guilty. An Indian girl, confessed dope fiend, testified that she had bought dope from Kemp at that time. The jury evidently did not believe her sworn statement. However, the police have always contended that Kemp was guilty of handling narcotics and so they have been on the alert to catch him again. He was caught this time in possession of eight gallons of real chock, the officers testified.

Fred Williams, N. R. Smith, and John Carlisle, on the charge of unlawful assemblage at the Kemp home, 216 North E street, on the afternoon that Kemp was arrested, were dismissed by the court as there seemed to be no convincing evidence against them on this charge.

W. B. Dickson [note change in last name from earlier report], on the charge of running over the trafffic officer's stop signal last Saturday night, paid a fine of $3.

O. J. White was fined the sum of $10 for speeding.

Leonard Case, on the charge of being drunk and disturbing the peace, failed to appear in court and his bond was declared forfeited.

Geo. Hiser, on the charge of being drunk, who was arrested Monday afternoon, was fined $10 and was committed to the city jail to lay out the fine.

John Morris, who says he is from Wichita, and who was fined on the charge of selling goods without a license last Saturday afternoon, was still in the city jail this morning, having not yet produced the necessary funds to satisfy Judge Brown.



Five Eights Mile Proposition Is Before County Board.

The decision on the concrete surfacing of the stretch of road known as the "Cemetery Road," five eighths of a mile in length, will be handed down by the county commissioners at the first meeting in October. This was the report made this morning.

Mayor C. N. Hunt, Commissioner Louis Sturtz, City Attorney Kirke Dale, and Ed Mieran, president of the chamber of commerce, met this morning with Carl Dees and George Crotsley, two of the county commissioners, and Ellis Fink, county attorney, over the matter. They were not ready to make a decision upon the matter this morning.

Members of the party stated that the matter still looked favorable for the paving of the road. Carl Dees is much in favor of the proposition, and it is likely to go throughalthough it is generally conceded that there will be some opposition on some of the points recently passed by the city commission of Arkansas City.


A. H. Denton this afternoon received a message from his son, Frank, who is in New York, saying he was well and expected to be home next Sunday morning. Frank has been with the Arkansas City party on the trip to France and will stop en route home from New York, at Chicago and Culver college, it is expected.



Mrs. F. J. Hess Will Visit in East Before Returning Home.

Mrs. Frank J. Hess, who was with the Arkansas City party of American Legion men and ladies, who have been in France on the month's visit, yesterday afternoon sent a message to her son-in-law, C. L. Vaughan of this city, from New York, stating that the party had landed safely in that city. She says they had a fine time on the trip and witnessed many wonderful sights in France and en route. She will visit in New York for some time and will then go to Livingston, Massachusetts, for a visit before returning to the city, the message states.



Newkirk Sends Out Story of The Pauley Shooting Case Here.

Newkirk, Okla., Sept. 14.Ed. Pauley, an Arkansas City detective, was in Newkirk yesterday and told of a thrilling battle with auto thieves there Saturday night in which Pauley nearly lost his life. He and a member of the legion were watching a store when they saw three men in a Ford car stop near a Dodge belonging to the city. Two of the men entered the Dodge and started to drive away when Pauley and his companion gave chase and overtook the car, Pauley boarding the car on the right side with one foot in the car. The man at the wheel told his partner to "bump him off."

Pauley fired and missed and then his automatic became jammed as the man in the car opened fire. Four shots were fired at Pauley while he struggled for possession of the gun. He secured the gun just as the fourth shot was fired and had his hand burned, but threw the man from the car. In doing so, Pauley fell, but the thief landed on his feet and ran. Pauley emptied the revolver, but evidently missed both times. Pauley's companion, who was unarmed, had jumped on the other side of the car, but fell off. The man at the wheel abandoned the car and jumped and all three escaped. Ed is now carrying the auto thief's gun, which is an ivory handled 45 Colt, marked "U. S. property," and believes it more dependable. He says there is no question but that he could identify the man who did the shooting and believes he could identify the Ford, which was old and battered.



Dr. and Mrs. R. Claude Young Returning From Trip To France.

Dr. and Mrs. R. Claude Young will arrive in the city this evening from New York, at which place they landed on the return trip from France, several days ago. It is expected they will have a wonderful story to tell to their many friends here upon their return. They have been gone on this trip for several weeks and during their absence their three children, Donald Claude, Wilma Jean, and Junior, have been in the care of Mr. and Mrs. G. E. Wolfe, who have been staying at the Young residence on South First street during that time. The children are delighted over the fact that they will see papa and mamma again very soon.

Members of the Arkansas City Clinic, with which Dr. Young is identified, this morning received a message from him stating that he and Mrs. Young would arrive in Arkansas City this evening. Other members of the local party are expected home within a few days, but some of them are stopping enroute from New York at various places to visit for a few days.



Bodies of Shelton Beaty and Angus Ralston Are Now in the City

Services For Two Heroes of the Late War Will Be Held in this City Sunday Afternoon, It Is Planned.

The bodies of Angus Ralston and Shelton Beaty, two former soldiers, killed in action in France, were returned to this city last night. Funeral services for the two men will be held Sunday, and the Shelton Beaty post of the American Legion will be in charge.

Captain W. B. Oliverson, commander of the local post, issued announcement of a meeting to be held this evening at the post headquarters, in the Fifth avenue hotel, at which time final arrangements for the funerals will be made. All of the legion men in the city are urged to turn out this evening.

Shelton Beaty was the first man from Arkansas City killed in action overseas. It was after him that the local post was named.

The bodies arrived in the city late yesterday afternoon over the Missouri Pacific railway and they are now in charge of the Parman-Powell undertaking firm, who will have charge of the funeral services and the burial of the bodies.

The mother and sister of Shelton Beaty, Mrs. Rebecca Beaty and Mrs. Victor Crane, reside in this city, and the parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Ralston, and a sister of Angus Ralston, Mrs. H. D. Howard, reside here. He was awarded the Croix de Guerre, the gilt star, for bravery in the war.

It was announced this morning that the funeral services for Shelton Beaty will be held on Sunday afternoon at one o'clock in the First Methodist church. Rev. Moore will be in charge and the body of Mr. Beaty will be interred in the American Legion plot in Riverview cemetery.

The funeral of Angus Ralston will be held in the First Presbyterian church at four o'clock, on the same afternoon, and Rev. W. M. Gardner will be in charge. The body will be placed in the community mausoleum at Riverview cemetery.

Each of the services will be carried out in the regular military fashion of the legion and the officers and men of the local post will be in charge. All the local members are requested to be on hand and join in the services for these two boys, who gave their lives in the world war.

Commander Oliverson desires that all members of the post and all other citizens, who have autos to spare for this occasion, be on hand at these two services on Sunday afternoon. Those who assist in this manner are requested to call E. E. Powell. Any changes in the arrangements made today that may be necessary to make before the weekend will be given to the public before Sunday, it was stated by those in charge, this afternoon.



Warrants for Fifteen Lads Issued TodayCases Set for Tomorrow.

Several of Them Appeared in Court This Afternoon and Bond in Each Case is Fixed at $100.

Warrants, charging eight school boys and seven other boys who are not in school with assault against students in the Junior high school, in the recent hazing affair, were issued today. The boys appeared before Judge McIntire and Judge Martin, and bonds were fixed at $100 each. The preliminary hearing is set for nine o'clock tomorrow morning.

Four different warrants were issued, and several of the boys were held on more than one count. The parties upon whom the attacks were made are Joe Hughes, Ralph Groom, Leonard Taylor, Forrest Stewart, Frank Cox, and Joseph Parks, all of whom are students in the schools.

One of the boys summoned this afternoon, Early Conly, is in the ward school, being a sixth grader. Another, Dick Collins, is a student in the junior high school.

The various warrants issued were:

Charging Loyd Shilling, Brainard Newberry, Joe Moore, Robert Pollard, Eugene Eimpey, Walter Calkins, Joseph Powell, and Robert Harp with assault, maltreating, and beating Joe Hughes.

Charging Brainard Newberry, Robert Harp, Howard Bratches, Joseph Moore, with assault, beating, and maltreating Ralph Groom.

Charging Ed. Rea, Harry Buster, Delmos Rea, Joseph Moore, Earl Conly, Dick Collins with assaulting, beating, and maltreating Leonard Taylor, Forrest Stewart, and Frank Cox.

Charging Brainard Newberry, Harry Frey, Robert Pollard, and Thomas McAdams with assaulting, beating, and maltreating Joseph Parks.

The following boys are students in the local schools: Loyd Shilling, Eugene Wimpey, Joseph Powell, Howard Bratches, Ed. Rea, Delmos Rea, Earl Conley, Dick Collins, and Thomas McAdams.

The charges against the boys, growing out of the recent hazing of several of the members of the high school classes, were issued this morning by Deputy County Attorney C. L. Swarts. In court this afternoon the deputy county attorney stated that the offense is really a felony; but the boys, on account of not being of age, are charged only with a misdemeanor and the charge, if convicted, is finable up to $100.

All the cases will be taken up tomorrow morning and those who will enter a plea of guilty probably will be fined at that time. Those who intend to stand trial will be tried either tomorrow or at some later date. The prosecuting attorney stated that he would not advise a jail sentence for any of the lads, but that he thought all of them who are mixed up in the hazing cases should be compelled to pay a fine.

The school authorities are determined to put a stop to the practice of hazing and Supt. St. John and President Dr. E. F. Day of the board of education have been at work on these cases ever since the first hazing job took place this year.



Provident Association and Salvation Army Will Work Together.

Yesterday evening in the rooms of the chamber of commerce, the members of the advisory board of the Arkansas City Provident association and the members of the finance committee of the Salvation Army held a joint session to take action on the matter of the coming drive for funds for these two associations in this city.

The meeting resolved itself into a very congenial affair and the plans for the drive in this connection were fully discussed. It was the conclusion of the members present that the two drives for funds in this connection should be made at the same time and that the two associations shall go fifty-fifty on the funds secured. The date of the drive for the purpose of covering the residence districts of the city, is Sunday, September 25.

It is the plan of the members of the joint board to see to it that there are no other drives of this nature in the city, and that all the funds received by the Provident association shall be used to the best advantage in the way of assisting the poor and needy of this city during the coming winter.

It was the decision of the meeting last night that the two bodies should split the amount derived from this drive, and that the two organizations shall work hand in hand in the matter of caring for the poor and needy.

It is planned, according to the present slate, that the southern half of Cowley county shall give the sum of $2,000 to the Salvation Army and the Provident association figures that it will need $1,500 or $2,000 in its work here for the winter. Therefore, it is probable that the sum to be raised here and in this immediate vicinity will be about $4,000.

The discussions also brought out the fact that there would be a great deal of clothing needed for the unfortunate in this city during the coming winter and the chamber of commerce, through the Provident Association and the Salvation Army, will look after this matter as well. Those having cast-off clothing should notify the secretary of the chamber.

In connection with the Army work, mention was made of the Wichita Rescue Home, which has taken care of fifty girls from Kansas and western Missouri since its opening January 10th of this year. Of these young women, twenty-six have already passed through the home and have returned to their parents, or have been found employment. Thirty-six babies have been born.

The advisory boards of Kansas and western Missouri are a part of the nation-wide system that is everywhere quietly and effectively doing its work, it was said.

The advisory board system gives the Army representation in every county in the state, regardless of whether or not there is an Army corps there. Through this arrangement, the Salvation Army offers to each county expert advice and tangible assistance in the solution of the social and moral problems of the




Favors New Franchise of Electric Co. and Discuss Oil Burner Plans.

The Chamber of Commerce at the regular monthly meeting held last night at the room in the city building went on record as favoring the granting of a thirty-five years franchise to the Kansas Gas and Electric companywith the city's interests properly safeguarded. They favored the granting of this franchise in order that the company may refinance and make desired improvements on the plant.

It was brought out during the discussion of this subject that the plant had twenty-seven different stations over the state and with one central station. If their new thirty-five year franchise goes through, the company plans to open two more central stations, one at or near (within a radius of one mile) Arkansas City and another on the Neosho river. These plants are built where the water supply is the best.

Another matter brought up at the discussion last night was of the oil burner company, planning to build in the city. A demonstration of the burner was made before the meeting last nightand most of the members present were inclined to favor the burners. A fairly large amount of stock in the company was subscribed at the meeting.



Arkansas City Will Have One in 30 Days, Say Promoters.

R. L. Jones and A. Wenzel, of Wichita, representing the Cos Radio Wireless Telephone company, were in the city today. They promise to have a demonstrating station installed in Arkansas City within thirty days. The headquarters of the company is in Wichita, and stations have been installed as far west as Colorado Springs and at a point in western South Dakota. Recently on a test of the apparatus of this company, a sermon delivered in Wichita in the natural voice was heard and recorded by a stenographer at the South Dakota station, correctly transcribed and returned by mail.

It is the intention of the company, according to Messrs. Jones and Wenzel, to use this seervice when a sufficient number of stations have been installed, for transmitting general news, music, sermons, and lectures, market and sport reports and the like, in short for all purposes for which the telegraph and telehone are now used, and many more, made possible by features of the device not possessed by either telegraph or telephone.



Arkansas City's Five-Eighth of a Mile Laid Over

The starting on the five-eighth of a mile hard-surfaced road at Arkansas City is again postponed by the action of the county commissioners today in postponing consideration until a full board is present. Commissioner Dees, of Arkansas City district, is in favor of the road; Commissioner Crotsley, of Winfield district, is opposed. This prevented the passage of the required resolution authorizing the building of the road. It is understood that Commissioner Goforth of northeast district is also opposed to the road.

Opposition to the passage of the resolution was presented by a delegation of representa tive farmers of this part of the county. They protested as residents and taxpayers in the county on account of the issue off bonds for the payment of the thirty percent of the cost of the road for which the county is responsible. It is estimated that the thirty percent will be from twenty thousand dollars to thirty thousand dollars at present scale of paving costs as shown in recent lettings by cities.

The city commissioners of Arkansas City and their attorney were present to urge the building of the road. Charley Orr of Beaver township very ably led the opposition. He had prepared an array of facts and figures which were very hard to refute.




H. C. Benefiel of Wichita, Buys Place From B. C. Rhoads.

B. C. Rhoads, who has been the proprietor of the Alamo rooms, located at 218-1/2 South Summit Street, for the past five years, has sold this business to H. C. Benefiel. A man is in charge of the rooming house at present and Mr. Rhoads is moving to his suburban home west of the city. The Alamo rooming house is one of the most centrally located in the city and is considered a splendid business venture. Mr. Benefiel has been in charge of the Grand hotel in Wichita for several years past and he is an experienced hotel and rooming house manager. He has sold the Grand in Wichita.



Three Failed to Appear and Alias Warrants are Issued.

The cases of the state of Kansas against the boys for whom warrants were issued yesterday afternoon, in the recent hazing cases of a number of the local high school boys, were called for trial in the courts of J. W. Martin and G. H. McIntire this morning between 9 and 10 o'clock. All of the defendants with the exception of three were on hand and all present pleaded guilty to the charges named in the complaints and the warrants. The three not present were Harry Frye, Robert Pollard, and Robert Harp. Each of them have charges in this connection against them in both of the justice courts. The deputy county attorney, C. L. Swarts, instructed the justices to issue alias warrants for these boys and the warrants are now in the hands of the constables, W. J. Gray and R. W. Callahan.

C. L. Swarts appeared for the prosecution and Tom Pringle and Harry V. Howard appeared for several of the boys.

The boys who were fined on these charges and the amount of each of the fines, including in each case the costs of the action, were as follows:

In McIntire's court[8 BOYS]

Brainard Newberry, three counts, $5 on the first and $1 on each of the others.

Loyd Shilling, two counts, $5 and $1.

Joe Morresy, one count, $5.


Walter Calkins, two counts, $5 and $1.

Joe Moore, one count, $1.

Forrest Bradley, one count, $5.


Eugene Wimpey, one count, $5.

Joe Powell, one count, $5.

In Martin's court[8 BOYS]

Brainard Newberry, two counts, $10 and $5.

Thos. McAdams, one count, $5.

Ed. Rea, one count, $5.

Joe Moore, two counts, $5 and $1.

Earl Conley, one count, $1.

Richard Collins, one count, $1.

Harry Buster, one count, $1.



The name of Delmos Rea, given in the report of the cases yesterday as one of the alleged hazers, should have been listed as one of the victims instead, it was learned this morning when the cases were called for trial.

However, his name was on one of the warrants as one of the assaulting parties; but it should not have appeared there, one of the justices explained to the reporters.

The boys who appeared in court this morning all seemed to be in the best of spirits and nearly all of them stood when their names were called and answered "guilty" without hesitation. Some of them had short explanations to make in regard to not having taken part in the hazing; but all admitted that they were in the hazing parties, as charged in the complaints.

Attorney Tom Pringle asked for leniency in some of the cases, especially the cases against the boys who are in the schools this year. Joe Moore, a cripple, stated that he was with one of the parties on the hazing trips; but he said he took no part in the alleged assaults and maltreating, as stated in the complaints and warrants.



And to Sleep in the Soil of the Land They Fought For.

They have come home. Not as they went away, but they have come home to rest and sleep in the soil of the land they fought and died for. And we are glad. True, we cannot reward them for the service they madethat part of it lies in hands more able to bestow than oursbut we can honor and cherish their memory, and no two young men are more worthy. Will we do it? We will never know what we have lost, or how much poorer we have become, if we fail to heed the warning or learn the lessons their home-coming brings to us.

Of the two million and more splendid young men who left our shores to defend the cause of freedom, there were none better than Shelton Beaty and Angus Wheeler Ralston. Consecrated to God in their infancy, they soon acknowledged Him supreme in their lives by identifying themselves with the visible church. In character and conduct, they were above reproach.

And no greater heroes ever returned, for the one dropped pick and shovel to help hold the line (and of two hundred and fifty of his company who went into action, only eleven came out), and the other, regardless of the danger to himself, and thinking only of one in need, went out to minister to and help the suffering when the call came. Shame on us as a community if we should fail in any respect to show our appreciation of the service these young men rendered and the price they paid.

Private Shelton Beaty was first assigned to the medical department and later transferred to the Second Engineers Co. F, which was part of the Second Division, General Pershing's Old Reliable Shock Troops.

The fact that Private Beaty was an excellent soldier can best be determined by the records sent to his mother by his commanding officer, who was with him on the battlefield at the time of his death. On June 2nd Private Beaty was commanded to lay down pick and shovel and make necessary preparations for holding the line at Lucy-en-Bocage. This was where the Germans fell against the American line with their strongest forces. He went into action at 8:30 and was killed by either hand grenade or artillery thirty minutes later. He was buried on that very field the same day. He was twenty-two years of age at the time of his death.

Angus Wheeler Ralston enlisted in the army of the United States on the 13th day of December, 1917, at the age of twenty-two years and three months. He received his training at the medical officers training camp at Fort Riley, later being transferred to Camp Merritt, N. J. He was assigned to the 23rd Infantry, 2nd Division. Angus comes from a fighting family, both his father and grandfather having served their country in time of war. But his was not a fighting part; it was his to relieve suffering and to minister to the wounded. You may know what kind of a boy he was from the fact that when four American soldiers were being buried and there was no chaplain present, Angus in a letter home to his mother said, "I said a little prayer over them." He went over the top with his company two or three times, and was killed in action by an enemy machine gun bullet during an advance of the second battalion, 23rd Infanttry, on Sunday morning, October 6th, 1918, in the Champagne sector. His wound was received while he was dressing the wounds of an officer of Company G, 23rd Infantry, death resulting almost instantly.

To quote his superior officer, "He was a gallant soldier, never hesitating to perform his duty in the face of danger." For his heroism on the field of battle, he was awarded the Croix de Guerre.

And these boys are coming home. It will not hurt us to live over again for a few moments the memory of those days of crisis and suspense. On a coming Sunday let every flag staff in our city fly the colors at half mast; let every place of business be closed during the time of the funeral services for these heroes of ours; let every window shade on the line of march be drawn; let every pedestrian stop and uncover as the funeral cortege passes; and members of the American Legion, yes, every man who wore a uniform in those days, fall in, count off, forward march to the beat of the muffled drum, let not one be missing.

Let Arkansas City stand still for a few hours on the Holy Day as she pays tribute to the memory of her noble dead.

Boyd Mohler



Arrangement Made for Funerals of Two Deceased Soldiers.

Dr. R. Claude Young, Letion Representative on the Trip to France Gave Report of the Reception Abroad.

The funeral of Shelton Beaty will be held from

the Methodist church at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon.

The funeral of Angus Ralston will be held from the

Presbyterian church at 4:30 o'clock Sunday after-

noon. All Arkansas City Legion men are called out

for these two funerals.

Dr. R. Claude Young, Captain W. B. Oliverson, and Dr. L. M. Beatson last night were elected delegates to the state American Legion convention, which is to be held at Hutchinson, Kansas, October 3-4-5. These men were elected at the meeting of the Shelton Beaty Post of the American Legion last night.

At the meeting last night it was announced that in the membership drive, twenty-nine new men were added to the roster of members of the organization; Ralph Cutter's team, with eighteen new members, was the winner of the contest, and Dick Haney's team is to stand host.

It was decided instead of the stag dinner as had been planned, the losing team will be host to an affair given for the entire American Letion post and the ladies of the auxiliary. The affair will be held on September 29. The final arrangements have not been made as yet.

Dr. R. Claude Young, American Legion representative to France, returned from his trip overseas last evening. He attended the meeting held at the Fifth Avenue hotel club rooms and was greeted with a rousing reception. He told several instances of his trip abroad and explained some of the affairs as given by the French government for the former American soldiers.

Dr. Young also brought back with him several bits of trophies from France, which will be added to the Shelton Beaty Post library.

Following the business matters last evening, there was a general jollification meeting, during which time Dr. Young was the spokesman.

Dr. Young was the first man from this city to be called to the army forces. He was commissioned a lieutenant in the medical corps, seventeen days after the declaration of war. He was in company No. one of the medical officers training camp at Fort Riley. Then he was sent as the first advance officer to Camp Travis, Texas, to arrange for the reception of the sanitary troops from Fort Riley and was assigned to recruiting duty to examine the first contingent for the army. He placed 5,000 of the men he examined into the army. After the army was recruited, he was assigned as commanding officer of a field hospital, trained the company, passed the U. S. inspection, and ordered to take his company to the front lines and to France. During the time he spent in Camp Travis, he was one of the eight doctors who were selected by the war department to receive instructions from expert men in the handling of war casualties. He was invalided home and discharged after the close of the war. He was wounded and was in several of the U. S. Hospitals before he was finally discharged. After the war was over, he resumed his practice in this city.


A Wonderful Trip.

Dr. and Mrs. R. Claude Young, who returned home last night from the trip to France, report a fine time and royal treatment wherever they visited in the foreign lands. They had a wonderful trip but are glad to be back in Arkansas City and among friends again. Dr. Young gave an address on his trip before the American Legion last night and also discussed the same subject before the Lions club at the noon hour today. Dr. and Mrs. Young left the other members of the Arkansas City party in the east and they are the first to return to the city. Taken as a whole, the trip was "worth the money," Dr. Young says, and he would not have missed it for a great deal.



Address on Physical Training in the City Schools today.

The Arkansas City lions club met at the Osage hotel at the noon hour today for the weekly dinner and meeting. There was a large turnout of the members and several invited guests were also present.

E. H. Hill was the chairman of the meeting and following the dinner, he introduced Miss Edith Davis, who is the director of physical education in the city schools. Miss Davis gave a very interesting and educative talk on the subject of her work and told, in her opinion, of the need of physical training, play, and playgrounds for the students. She emphasized the need of a trained supervisor on health conditions, as well as the dental examinations, as the schools now have in this city. We need a swimming instructor also, she told the men at the meeting, as we already have a fine swimming pool at the Paris Park lake. We need such an instructor in the summer season, she said, for the benefit of the children in outdoor sports; and she recommends that there be a law enacted to compel medical inspection in the city schools.

Short talks by several of the members in reply to Miss Davis' able address were then given. All were very interesting and all seemed to be in favor of the plans advocated by Miss Davis.

Dr. R. Claude Young, the American Legion delegate from this city on the recent trip to France, was a guest at the meeting and related some of his experiences on this trip. He told of the reception of the American delegates by King Albert of Belgium and said that King Albert was very democratic in his ideas. The reception of the delegates by King Albert took place in Brussels. He also spoke of the cordial treatment of the French people to the Americans on this trip. The members of the party had but one opportunity to make a side trip, he states, as most of the time there was taken up with the things previously planned by the French officials. The trip was beneficial to all parties concerned, the doctor says, and all Americans were treated royally while in France.

R. T. Keefe was a guest of the Lions at this meeting, and he urged upon the members the necessity of providing funds for the local Provident association and asked all to take an interest in the coming drive for this purpose, which takes place on September 25.



Felony Case Is Also Filed Against Man Who Had Still.

W. A. Gidney today entered a plea of guilty to having liquor in his possession in justice court here and was sentenced to serve ninety days in jail and to pay a fine of $100.

A felony charge against Gidney was filed by the county attorney and Gidney waived preliminary hearing on this charge. This seems to be in connection with the still found on his premises this week.

Gidney served time last winter in jail here after a still had been found at his farm house west of town.Free Press.



Ku Klux Klan Taking a Hand in Its Suppression.

Cleal Winters has just returned from a visit to Drumright, Oklahoma. He says there is much excitement in that town now over the lawless conditions said to be existing there. He says he was told that within one week there were seventy holdups and robberies of automobiles in that town and vicinity. A few days since the Ku Klux Klan visited the town and informed the town marshal and city jailer that there must be a clean up. As soon as this report became public, it is said that a lot of the tough characters of the town vamoosed. Mr. Winters was also told that those who had been committing these depredations said they did not fear the local authorities; but when an invisible body, like the Ku Klux Klan gave orders, they were going to take particular pains not to antagonize it.



Result of the Pageant Shows But Little Profit.

The pageant presented at Wilson Park some weeks ago under the auspices of the Y. W. C. A. and directed by Edward Gage, did not result in any very material gain for either the Y. W. or the director, as will be noticed from the following report, which has been delayed some time owing to word not having been received from the internal revenue collector as to whether or not tax was collectable on the admissions.

Total receipts from admissions, concessions,

and salvage of materials used -------------- $850.88

Total expense, not including director's

percent ------------------------------------ 747.34


Profit ------------------------ $103.51

Deducting Mr. Gage's percentage -------------- 25.58


Leaves a net profit to the association of ---- $ 77.93

In June the Y. W. C. A. put on a dollar drive for funds to erect a building suitable for housing a cafeteria to be conducted by that organization. This was followed by a series of benefit ball games between the Rotary and Lions Clubs, the proceeds of which went to the Y. W. C. A. Later the pageant above mentioned was given under the direction of Edward Gage, with the result noted.

All these things have failed to raise sufficient money to erect a building, and it is now thought advisable to use what money is on hand toward starting a cafeteria uptown in a rented building, and the Y.W. is desirous of knowing whether or not this is objectionable to any of those who have subscribed funds or been instrumental in the raising of funds for the erection of a building. They would appreciate knowing the desires of their friends on this subject.



Eighty-two Teachers Hired Here this Year.

Sept. 5 Will See Two Thousand Four Hundred Students Entering For Winter Grind.

With the summer months waning into the early fall, frist thoughts are turned to the opening of schools. The first gong of the bells over the city will be heard on September 5. This is about a week earlier than school opened last year.

Teachers are beginning to drift into Arkansas City already. They are starting from their summer retreat prepared for the busy sessions, and coming from points all over Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Kansas, and Nebraska. They will be assembled here on September 2 for the first meeting.

Twenty-four new teachers have been signed for the public schools this year. Many of these are filling vacancies made at the close of the last school year. Eighty-two teachers will be in the public school system this year. The most recent addition is F. D. Jackson, supervisor music in the schools last year. Jackson came here from Humboldt, Kansas, where he was supervisor of music in the schools there last year. Ernest Uhrlaub, basketball coach and professor in the high school, will be here soon prepared to line out his work, while Roy Williams, head coach, is already here working on plans for this year's teams.

As yet there is a vacancy in the local printing department, but Superintendent C. E. St. John stated this morning that he was expecting to close this gap within the next few days.

With a big total enrollment in the schools last year, Mr. St. John stated today that he expected an opening enrollment of about twenty-four hundred students this year. The enrollment in the high school will probably be started shortly before the opening of classes in the other schools.

For enrollment this year, Superintendent St. John stated this morning that the boundaries cannot be definitely settled until the enrollment is over. However, the custom pursued last year will be used again this year with the following boundaries for initial enrollment:

North of Maple avenueat the Pershing school.

Between Maple and Central avenues, east of Summit streetFirst ward (Roosevelt) school.

South of Central and east of Summit (excepting Sleeth addition)Second ward (Lincoln school, Sleeth addition students at Sleeth school).

West of Summit street and south of Central avenueThird ward (Washington) school.

West of Summit street and south Central and Maple avenues, Fourth ward (Francis Willard) school.

Two kindergarten schools will be maintained during the winter. The morning classes will be at the Second ward or Lincoln school. The afternoon classes will be at the Congrega tional church, Third street and Central Avenue.

The teachers signed for this year:

Supervisors: F. D. Jacksonmusic, high schools.

Ruth Stephensmusic, elementary schools.

Edith J. Davisphysical director for girls.

Madge McNairpenmanship and art.

Sleeth schoolErna Fesler, Edith Mullett, principal.

Roosevelt schoolElizabeth N. Boyd, principal; Mrs. D. E. Smith, Edith C. Ellenberger, Gladys Perryman, Mary Abbott, Mae J. Peck.

Lincoln schoolLucile Roberts, Della White, principal, Ruth Ferguson, Callie M. Coyne, Jean Lintecum, Margaret Devereux, Nina Grandle, Myra Hardy, Fern Reynolds, Delia Vawter, Lucile Heffley, Stella Hall, Mateel Wyncook, Hazel Beck, Marie Colburn, Florence Garringer, Irma Suderman, Lucile Phillips, Mildred Mayne, Irene Brogan.

Washington schoolIda Wooley, principal; Emma Fisher, Esther Henry, Helen McEvoy, Maude Ramey, Marie Lillis.

Francis Willard schoolEmily Hyatt, Ruth Ramey, Bella Smith, principal.

Pershing schoolAnna Hight, principal; Alta Burkett.

Junior high schoolE. A. Funk, principal; Olive Ramage, English and history; Pearl Lock, English; Mary Hume, English; Natila Darby, English; Lurine Skidmore, English; Esthelle Ireton, Eula Surber, Gladys Ross, Elma Stewart, Elizabeth Sanders, Helen Sothern, Lora Ward, mathematics; Eva Maloy, history; William Allman, general science; L. A. Chaplin, manual training; H. G. Leet, mechanical drawing; Charles S. Huey, manual training; Florence Harrison, cooking; Mary J. Skidmore, Latin; Gladys Cusac, secretary.

Senior high schoolJames F. Gilliland, principal; Phoebe Machin, normal training and mathematics; Anne Benson, English and history; Otto Frederikson, history and matehamtics; William McCort, mathematics; Florence Waffelt, A. E. Koontz, Ernest Uhrlaub, Edna Gustafson, Gaye Iden, science; L. B. Pollom, vocational agriculture; Euphrasia Kirk, Spanish and French; Carrie Reed, commerce; Katherine Fitch, commerce; Edna L. Johnson, librarian.



Most of Boys Charged with Hazing Have Entered Please of Guilty.

Most of the Arkansas City boys, who were fined in the state courts yesterday on the charge of hazing, have been before the courts today and paid their fines and the costs of the action. One of the boys, for whom a warrant in this connection was issued, is said to be in Oklahoma and his folks told the court today that they intended to have him return to the city and enter a plea of guilty to the charges and pay the fine assessed by the court.


This lad, and one other, for whom he could raise the necessary funds, was with the alleged hazing crowds on two different occasions. The justice advised him to go to the deputy county attorney's office and tell his story. Late this afternoon there had been no warrant issued for this lad.


with which to pay all the fines assessed against him, and he was of the opinion he would have to go to jail on the charges.


Yesterday a high school boy, whose name has not appeared in the cases, called on one of the justices and asked if there was a warrant and complaint against him. He was told that there was not any case against him and he replied that if there was, he desired to plead guilty and he admitted he


warrants were issued, are the only ones who have not appeared and entered pleas of guilty to the hazing charges. One lad told one of the justices today that he did not believe



Another One Appears

Another one of the alleged hazing gang appeared in the justice courts late yesterday afternoon and entered guilty to the charge of assaulting some of the Arkansas City School boys. This young man was Henry Frye and the warrant in the case was served by Constable W. J. Gray. Frye pleaded guilty to the charge on one count in the court of J. W. Martin and was fined $__. In McIntire's court he pleaded guilty to two counts and was fined $1 on each count. This morning there were two more of the boys in the crowd who had not yet appeared in court to answer to the charges.


Mrs. John Floyd this morning received a telegram from her husband, who has returned from the trip to France with the American party, saying he had been seeing the sights in New York and would reach this city tonight. He is expected to arrive here on the 7:20 Santa Fe train.


Frank Denton returned this morning from his visit to France. He will leave in a few days for Lawrence, where he will attend

K. U. this year. Frank reports a wonderful time on his recent trip to France. He went to Winfield this afternoon on a business trip.



Services for Deceased Soldiers Will be Held on Sunday.

Funeral services for the two Arkansas City soldier boys, Shelton Beaty and Angus Ralston, whose bodies arrived in the city several days ago from France, will be held on Sunday afternoon. The services for Shelton Beaty will be held at the First M. E. church at 2 o'clock. The services for Angus Ralston will be held at the First Presbyterian church at 4:30 that afternoon. Both will be military services and the commander of the American Legion Post, W. B. Oliverson, desires all members to be on hand for these services and wants all of them to meet at the club room in the Fifth Avenue hotel at 1:30 o'clock. All the members are requested to come dressed in full uniform.

Last night the members of the local post erected a nice, 40 foot flag pole at the Legion plot in Riverview cemetery, where the body of Shelton Beaty will be interred. The body of Angus Ralston will be placed in the community mausoleum to rest in the future.

The services in connection with the two funerals are open to the public, and it is expected that each of these services will be largely attended. There will be special music rendered at each of the services, and the pastors of the two churches named will deliver addresses on these unusual occasions.



Shelton Beaty and Angus W. Ralston Laid to Rest.


Impressive Services at M. E. and Presbyterian Churches.


It Was Sad Day in Arkansas City and One not Soon to be Forgotten.


Oh Mother of the soldier lad,

Mother dear, your heart is sad

Sad and lonely, bowed in grief

Would that our words could bring relief.

But for a moment go back with me

And stand beside another Mother on Mt. Calvary,

Looking upon her Son so fair

On a rude cross hanging, dying there,

Giving His life for us, and four our sons,

A sacred trust.

Oh Mother sad, can you nott trace

The workings of a Mighty hand

And follow closely His command

Even if it e'er must be

Like unto Mt. Calvary?

Your dear son his life did give

Doing his best, that we might live

Safe in a country where God is known,

Safe for all Mothers, safe for his own.

His noble deedsthink not we'll e'er forget.

Reverently thankful in our hearts

Only one deep regret

That unto you must fall the blow

That only such other Mothers know.

And Mother dear, heart broken and sad

Can you not, yet, be proud and glad

To be the Mother of such a lad?

Emma Parker Redd.

Two military funerals occurred in Arkansas City yesterday, the people of this town almost to a citizen, turned out to do honor to those two heroes who made the supreme sacrifice for their country.

It was certainly a wonderful manifestation of the high esteem in which the soldier boys were held by our patriotic people.

At both funerals the churches were more than comfortably filled, and all along the line of march were crowds of people with uncovered heads, to do honor unto the boys who gave their all for the Stars and Stripes. The ceremonies of both funerals were under the auspices of the American Legion, and were conducted in the same manner. The services were not only befitting but a patriotic inspiration to all those who witnessed them, and created a lasting impression on all who witnessed them.

It was estimated that at the cemetery there were at least one thousand automobiles parked during the services of each funeral. Never was such a crowd seen at funeral services in this city before and probably will never be again. It was thought that the first funeral would draw the bigger crowd, but such was not the case. The crowd accorded both funerals was about equal, showing that the attendance was not due to curiosity but to love of our dead heroes and to their patriotism.

Services for Shelton Beaty

The last services for Private Shelton Beaty, the first Arkansas City boy to be killed in the world war, were held in the First Methodist church here on Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock, and the body was buried with full military honors in the American Legion plot located in Riverview cemetery.

The service as a whole, was very impressive, and the address on this occasion was given by Rev. W. H. Moore, pastor of that church, of which the deceased was a member. The formal services were in charge of the American Legion, Shelton Beaty post, which was named for this soldier boy. The post boys participating were on hand at the appointed hour, most of them in full uniform, and there were about 150 former soldiers in all, in the lineup. Music at the cemetery was by the Arkansas City Municipal band, under the direction of Geo. W. Jones. The band also played at the church, as the body was conveyed to the caisson, which was drawn by four dark bay horses.

The church was filled to overflowing before the time of the services, as a number of seats had been reserved for the post boys and the members of the Women's Auxiliary to the Legion.

Antonio McAdams and Merle Hinton stood guard at the casket as the crowd entered the church, the former in military uniform, and the latter in sailor attire. There were flowers in abundance arranged in the front of the church. The relatives of the deceased were seated in front, with the post boys and women of the auxiliary next. There were 50 ladies of the auxiliary present.

Mrs. Wilda Hestwood was at the pipe organ and the processional was rendered as the assemblage gathered in. A male quartet composed of Roy Williams, W. N. Harris, F. D. Jackson, and J. H. Oldroyd sang the song, "One Sweetly Solemn Thought." It was rendered very beautifully.

There the pastor gave the scripture lesson David's lamentations. The sermon, or address, was a very befitting one and the speaker paid high tribute to the dead soldier. He said it was such men as he who gave their lives for the cause and who helped to win the war. He paid tribute also to all the men in uniform and said they, too, would have given their lives had it been necessary. Rev. Moore read a lengthy and appropriate obituary of the deceased and said many words of commendation to the bereft mother, sister, and the two brothers of the deceased, who were present. Shelton had two brothers in the war. They were Pitts Beaty and Ross Beaty. He also showed the watch of the dead soldier, which has a bullet hole through it, and said the bullet that pierced the boy's heart, first pierced the watch. The demolished time piece he used as an illustration in the sermon. He said among other things that the late Shelton Beaty was first assigned to the medical department and later transferred to the second engineers, Co. F, which was part of the second division, General Pershing's old reliable shock troops.

The fact that Private Beaty was an excellent soldier can best be determined by the records sent to his mother by his commanding officer, who was with him on the battlefield at the time of his death. On June 2nd Private Beaty was commanded to lay down pick and shovel and make necessary preparations for holding the line at Lucy-en-Bocage. This was where the Germans fell against the American line with their strongest forces. He went into action at 8:30 and was killed by either hand grenade or artillery thirty minutes later. He was buried on that very field the same day.

Rev. Moore closed his discourse by reciting a beautiful tribute to the dead boy, in poetry, and which he composed himself. It was a very fitting close for the service, which was beautifully carried out from start to finish and which will never be forgotten by those who had the opportunity to be present.

Roy Williams, clad in his sailor's uniform, then sang by request of the family, "In the Garden With God." This was a very touching part of the service and the song was excellently rendered.

The quartet then sang, "Rock of Ages."

The crowd then left the church, after an hour's service, and the band played "Nearer My God to thee," while the pall bearers carried the casket to the caisson. The post boys formed in line and under command of W. B. Oliverson, of the local post, marched to a point on North Summit street, where cars had been provided for them to go to the cemetery. On the march they played a funeral dirge. At the burial place the boys again formed in line and the service there was very impressive. There was a prayer offered and the firing squad gave taps, with three volleys over the grave. The band also played there. Two airplanes hovered over the place and the pilots dropped several bouquets into the crowd, which were placed on the grave.

Thus, in a very befitting manner, the body of Shelton Beaty was laid to rest in Riverview cemetery, there to lie until the great judgment day.

Pall bearers for this funeral were Adjt. Geo. Norris of the local post, Rex Garris, C. E. Soules, Frank Hunt, Boyd Mohler, and Ralph Patton. The firing squad was the same as at the second funeral, and the eight men on the squad fired the last salute over the grave of Shelton Beaty.

The Parman-Powell undertaking firm had charge of both these services, as E. E. Powell is a member of the local post.

Shelton Brown Beaty was born in Goldthwaite, Texas, on the 3rd of August, 1895. He lived in Texas until the age of eleven years. His father died; and with his mother, sister, and youngest brother he moved to Fairfax, Oklahoma, to live near the oldest brother, Pitts. He, with the family, moved to Arkansas City three years later. During the first two years he attended the city schools. During this time, after school and vacation, he worked for the A. C. Ice company. After quitting school he went to work for the Santa Fe as call boy under N. H. George. Later he went to work as brakeman on the Oklahoma division of the Santa Fe. He worked as brakeman until he volunteered for service in the United States army.

He enlisted in the army about the first of October, 1917. He was sent to Jefferson barracks, St. Louis, Missouri. After being there for about two weeks, he was sent to Washington barracks, Washington, D. C., and was assigned to the first replacement engineers with this outfit. He was sent overseas, arriving in France the first part of February, 1918. After being with the 116th engineers a short time, he was transferred to Co. D, 2nd engineers, second division. He was later transferred to Co. F, 2nd engineers second division, which outfit he was with until being killed in action on June 2, 1918.

When the great German advance was being made toward Paris in the spring of 1918 and the American forces were called upon to help stem this advance, the first and second division of the United States army and the fifth and sixth marines were ordered to the front to stop this German drive. On May 30th they marched all night in order to get to the front as soon as possible. On Sunday, June 2, 1918, about one and one-half miles north of Lucy- en-Bocage, Shelton with a detail consisting of a lieutenant, himself, and nine other men, were in advance of their company in a cutoff, when they were attacked by an overwhelming force of German troops. The company as well was attacked; and on account of the very severe fighting that took place, the company was unable to give this detail any assistance. Severe casualties were suffered by the company. In the detail Shelton and one other man were killed instantly and the rest wounded. Not a foot of ground was lost, and the German casualties were more severe than was suffered by the American troops.

Quoting the commanding officer in a letter to his mother, Shelton Beaty had an excellent record and died with honor, and the company joined him in sending sympathy. His body with the other American boys who had given their lives was picked up later and taken to Lucy-en-Bocage, where they were buried by the chaplain and the medical corps attached to the second division. His body was later transferred to the Belleau Wood cemetery, where it rested until shipped to the United States, where he is to rest forever in his country, and to be near relatives and friends.

Shelton joined the Methodist church at ten years of age. At an early age he had to leave school to help his sister and younger brother, and to support his mother. When Shelton was six years of age, his Sunday school teacher gave him a New Testament, and just before leaving for the train to enter the army, he got the Testament; and told his mother that it would be his passport in France, and also asked his mother to sing his favorite songs, "Rock of Ages" and "Where He Leads, I Will Follow." After this he told his mother not to worry for God would take care of them.

Shelton leaves his mother, sister, Mrs. Victor Crane, and brothers, Pitts, Russell, Holman, Marvin, and Ross. Shelton had two brothers who served in the army, Russell, with the 212th engineers, and Ross, with the 138th engineers. All three were in the engineer branch of the service.

A. J. Bredenkamp and Christopher Tafoyea were the buglers and they sounded taps at the place of burial for both boys.

The Second Funeral

The funeral of Angus Wheeler Ralston was held in the First Presbyterian church at 4:30 o'clock. After the gathering of the friends who desired to witness these services at the church, the American Legion, the Ladies Auxiliary, and the military band marched into the auditorium and took the places alloted to them. The remains of Angus Wheeler Ralston reposed in the casket in front of the altar in a bower of beautiful flowers. C. Gay Busby and Clyde Arbuthnot were the guards of honor, one at the head and one at the foot of the casket, and prior to the beginning of the sermon they were relieved from duty by Commander Oliverson.

Promptly at 4:30 the services were opened by Elmer Gilbreath singing the beautiful "Isle of Somewhere." It was artistically rendered and touched the heart of the entire audience. Rev. Gardner then read the scripture lesson followed by a prayer. Roy Williams then sang in a very touching manner that beautiful song, "In the Garden with God." So effective was the singing of Mr. Williams that tears came freely to the eyes of his hearers and the singer himself was visibly affected.

At the conclusion of the singing, Rev. Wm. Gardner, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, of which church the deceased was a member, spoke as follows:

Text"I have fought a good fight. I have finished my course, I have kept the faith."

"The words of Paul to Timothy I have selected as being appropriate for this occasion. To be frank, my friends, I admit that my mind is not capable of giving birth, or forming the thoughts, nor are my lips able to express the emotions of my heart, but this vast assembly of all classes and kinds of people, Americans every one of them, is more of a tribute to the service and the sacrifice of this young man than anything I can say. Our young friend did not go out as a combatant, he went rather as an angel of mercy, treating friend and foe alike, and when I think of how he met his death, and when I think of how it came to him, all the bitterness and hatred of those past years has a tendency to rise up in my heart again, for which I ask God's forgiveness, for I do not believe it to be right.

"We are proud to be able to meet here. We are glad thus to welcome the precious dust of these, our heroes; and I think it is good for us, for we have been going pretty fast, and very neglectful since the war has ended and peace has been declared. I think it is good to live over again for a few moments those days when in our more serious moments our thoughts were all of higher, holier, and more eternal things than they sometimes are now, and it is perhaps in the providence of God that He is treating us as a nation in this way. They are coming home one by one to every hamlet, to every village, to every town, and to every city all over these great United States, and the lessons they teach and the memories they rekindle in our minds and hearts, I think, are intended by Providence for our good. God forbid that we should miss the lesson that today is taught to the citizens of Arkansas City. We will never know how much poorer we have become, nor will we know what we have lost, if we let the lesson of today pass by and forget it.

"There was no cleaner nor yet no better young man than Angus Wheeler Ralston, and he went out in the service of his country in that part of it that reminds us most of the Nazarene, to do good, not to kill, but to minister unto those in need and no matter who, if they should come under the range of his ministry. He was there regardless of what it meant to himself, to relive their sufferings'Greater love hath no man than this that a man lay down his life for his friends.' He is almost to be envived in the life he lived and in the death he died. There are children playing in the streets of Arkansas City today, who, when they are gray haired, will rise up and say of these: 'They loved their country and their fellows more than they loved themselves.' So we pay all honor, all homage, all tribute to the memory of these boys we lay to rest today'I have fought a good fight.'

"That is what life is, my friends, in all its preparation, in every development, in all progress made there is conflict, and over and above all, there is an eye that is watching, and a heart that is approving or disapproving, and a hand that is extended to help and to aid every step of the way, and when the fight has been fought and the conflict is over, to be able to say 'I have fought it good' is something that is left to the lot over very few of us. Paul was one who could say it with all assurance; and if he could speak today, whose remains lie before us, he could say the same. Not in the fight that speaks of gain and emulation, not in the fight that speaks of charging and destruction, but that greater and more glorious fighta character unsullied by the sins of the world, a soul cleansed by the blood of Christ, a sacrifice superior to all others, and exceeded only by the death of Him who died on Calvary's cross'I have finished my course."sure, that naturally follows. Everything in life tends toward that, the first fall we get, the first stuttering word we speak, the dim dawn of consciousness in the mind, the realization that we are responsible beings, the work that we have chosen for our life, or the calling, or the profession, the education we acquire as our own, all of these lead up to that one pointa combination of everything in the attainment of our idealand when that is reached, then to be able to say, 'I have finished my course,' is something that is left to few of us, but we can say it here. He was born for that, the blood that ran in his veins was blood that could do nothing else; but you are not to think that because he died young, you are not to think that because his remains are here and he is gone, that hope is blasted. No, he accomplished, and did it well. He accomplished more and greater things in twenty-two years than some of us have accomplished in forty-four, or will ever accomplish, if we live to be a hundredfinished, yes, the preparation for what he had to do, the necessary work has been done, the sacrifice made, the price paid, and he has gone home to his reward, and oh, what a reward that must be. We will envy him again when we meet him. 'I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.' He sure did. That old flag was never disgraced by him. He honored every stripe and every star in it. He made our blood course faster through our veins and led us to know the realization that we are proud that we are American citizens, when he stepped out to administer to others, and we are thankful for him today. 'I have kept the faith.' He sure did. What are we going to do after those remains are laid away? Are we going to forget? Lord God of Hosts be with us yet, lest we forgetto keep the faith. So would every boy on this side have done the same thing if it had been necessary.

"My friends, let us realize that it was not for gain that all this sacrifice was made, but that we as a nation and as citizens and as individuals might be brought to realize what God would have us do. Do not forget that this price and this sacrifice was paid and made for you. What are you going to do in return for it? Is he, and thousands more like him, going to be forgotten. They finished their course, they kept the faith. Are we going to forget it? We are greater than any Roman nation. The liberty and the freedom we love and enjoy, for which this flag stands, shall be perpetuated by us handing down to the oncoming generations those noble ideas for which those boys fought. 'I have finished the course, I have kept the faith.'

"Mr. and Mrs. Ralston, you are to be congratulated upon having such a son. He lived longer and better in the hearts and minds of his countrymen and his nation than if he had been with you today.

"Angus, a grateful nation and a grateful people pay you homage and honor your memory. And we pray God, everyone of us, that as a nation, by the lives we live as individuals, and by the work we do, we will prove it was worthwhile the price he had to pay, and that death was not in vain. So I put those words in the lips of this young man'I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith,' and by so doing, he has left us an example of self-sacrifice that we must never forget; and wherever we are, on the street, in the store, in the house, in the business, church, or school, or work, or play, wherever we are, let us remember them and live worthy of them."

At the conclusion of the services in the church, the Legion boys, military band, and the Ladies Auxiliary, filed out of the church, followed by those assembled to do honor to him who had made the supreme sacrifice. The bland played "Nearer My God to Thee" while the remains were being placed on the caisson.

The line of march was east on Adams avenue to Summit street, and then north to Cedar avenue, and then thence west to Third street, and then on to the cemetery by the usual route.

The exercises at the mausoleum were the same as those of the first funeral. Rev. Gardner offered a few brief remarks, followed by prayer by C. T. Main. Then reveille was sounded and the salute fired by the firing squad composed of Fay Burns, Cecil Agan, Merle Whitehill, Wallace Constant, Bob Wise, Harry Derry, Forest Kuhn, and Vic Schramm.

The American Legion under the command of Captain Oliverson then marched to the flag staff, where the Stars and Stripes were lowed in honor of the departed hero. Taps were then sounded, followed by the playing of The Star Spangled Banner. While this was in progress, the body was placed in the mausoleum, and the large assembly adjourned to their homes.

The pall bearers for this funeral were Dick Haney, Geo. Norris, Louis Morgan, Paul Taylor, Geo. Gardner, and Harry Pfisterer.

Angus Wheeler Ralston was born in Kingfisher, Oklahoma, September 11, 1895. He enlisted in the medical corps of the United States Army on the 13th day of December, 1917, at the age of twenty-two years. He was killed in action of the Second division of the Twenty-third infantry, Sunday morning, October 6, 1918, almost a year later. For his gallant services he was awarded the Croix de Guerre with the gilt star for unsurpassed heroism.

Mr. and Mrs. Omer Benedict, of Tulsa, and Mrs. W. A. Hasty and daughter, Maude, of Oklahoma City, and Grandma W. E. Wheeler, formerly of Oklahoma City, but who is now stopping in the city, were the out-of-town relatives present.



Walker & Boggs New Owners of Grant & Walker Place.

Paul R. Boggs and Fred R. Walker have purchased the Grant & Walker Garage at 114-16 South First street. Mr. Walker has been an owner in this garage ever since it was established in this city about four years ago. Mr. Boggs purchased the interest of H. M. Grant.

Messrs. Walker and Boggs are two splendid young men. They know the automobile repair game from A to Z. Mr. Boggs has been in the employee of Grant & Walker, as a mechanic, nearly ever since the firm stated doing business here.

The new firm has one of the finest equipped automobile repair shops in the city. Besides general repair work, they have a fine building for storage of cars and handle a splendid line of automobile accessories.


The board of directors of the Y. W. C. A. met last night for the purpose of taking up the matter of the possibility of leasing the basement of the Traders State bank, to be used as a permanent location for the Y. W. cafeteria. The plans along this line were not completed, however, and the place has not been contracted for. The members of the board still have hopes of raising the funds with which to erect an addition to the present location of the association, on South First street.


Another Blood Hound

The city has purchased another blood hound. The animal has been shipped here from the big kennels in Lexington, Kentucky, and it arrived yesterday. Merchants Policeman Fox has the dog at present and he will take care of the valuable animal, along with the two blood hound pups, which are now in training. The big dog is thoroughly trained and he is four years of age. He has not yet been tried out, but will be given a good trial in the near future, the city officials state. The city paid $175 for the animal.


J. J. Clark, who has been visiting in Arkansas City with his son, Lester Clark, and family, will return to his work at Wichita tonight. Notwithstanding Mr. Clark lives in Wichita, he still called Arkansas City his home.




Showing Made Sunday in Campaign for Charity was Poor.

The residents of this city do not seem to take to the drives for funds as they did in war times, at least the report of the Salvation Army and Provident Association drive, made here on Sunday afternoon, would indicate that the people are not interested in this work, to the degree that they should be.

The drive of Sunday, at which time the entire city was covered, netted a little over a thousand dollars, according to the reports so far received at the office of the chamber of commerce. The sum asked for in this city to carry on the work of the two organizations for the coming winter is $5,000. On the drive yesterday there were many people not at home and these will be called upon later, for their subscriptions to the fund. Thirteen team captains reported to the office last night and eight of them had not reported at the time the sum taken in, in cash and pledges was totaled. Cash so far accounted for is $670 and pledges amount to $430.

In this worthy cause the citizens are asked to give whatever they desire and those pledging money for the fund are given until November 1 to pay the amount. It is payable to W. D. MacAllister, who is the treasurer of the fund. The team captains and their assistants worked all the afternoon on Sunday, and they intend to cover the ground more thoroughly, and also the business district in the very near future.



One-Third of Indian Holdings Have Changed Hands.

Ponca City, Okla., Sept. 26.One-third of the lands in Osage county, originally alloted to the Osage Indians in 1907, has passed to ownership of whites; and it is estimated that one- half will have passed to white hands within another five years at the latest. There are approximately 1,500,000 acres of land in the Osage and of that amount between 400,000 and 500,000 acres have been sold to whites under various rulings of the Indian department. The white man buys only the surface, however, as the entire oil, gas, and mineral rights of all lands in Osage county belong in common to all members of the tribe and cannot be purchased by whites. The only way that whites may enjoy the fruits of the oil in Osage is through marriage to Osage Indians.



Those who hoped to keep in a state of pickle were encouraged by some rulings made by the federal prohibition unit of the treasury department, but it seems now that their hopes have been dashed to the ground, says the Wichita Beacon.

About a year ago it was said that persons might manufacture non-intoxicating fruit juices in their homes up to 200 gallons.

This looked good for the home brewers. They thought it might be made to include wine with a little kick in it. There was also a ruling that no person's home might be searched without a warrant. Things began to look encouraging for them.

But the enforcement officers are getting more hard-boiled all the time.

Now they are have issued additional rules prohibiting:

1. The manufacture of any intoxicating beer, wine, or spirits in the home, even for strictly private home consumption.

2. The manufacture of any beer or wine of any alcoholic content without a permit, which permits are not issued to home brewers and wine makers.

3. The sale of any hops or other "makings" to a person without a permit, which permits are not issued to home brewers.

It appears that the 200-gallon limit was set merely to clear up the matter of tax exemptions and had nothing to do with the possibility of manufacturing wine.

There is no comfort for the amateur moonshiners in this state of affairs. The use of stills and other apparatus for liquor-making is forbidden. So also is the sale of malt extract or recipes for the making of fermented liquor.

The only hope that the homebrewer has now is in making or buying unfermented grape juice or cider and hoping that it gets beyond control. He may not encourage it to develop kicking propensities. He can only sit and watch it.

And if the prohibition enforcement officers believe that he is looking too hard at the grape juice or giving it a helping hand, they can get search warrants, in which case he would be in trouble.



All are Urged to Attend Meeting at City Hall Tomorrow Night.

There will be a meeting of the former students of the Kansas Univerity, now in this city, at the chamber of commerce room in the city hall tomorrow, Wednesday evening, and all are urged to be present. This meeting is to arrange for the visit of Chancellor Lindley to this city on October 3, at which time there will be a banquet and plans laid for the stadium drive in this city.

Below is a list of all the former students of K. U. here and these especially are requested to be on hand at that time.

Fred Busch, 1909, c/o Trinity Church Rectory.

V. V. Bossi, 1909, R. F. D.

Kirk W. Dale, 1916, West Fifth Avenue.

Guy L. Ecroyd, 1917, 409 North Fourth.

James F. Gilliland, 1910, 411 North Summit.

Ruth E. Guild, 1919, care Y. W. C. A.

Charles Lusk, 1909, 926 North Second.

Mrs. Charles Lusk, 1909, 926 North Second.

Dr. Lewis S. Morgan, 1919, 209-1/2 South Summit.

Carroll R. McDowell, 1919, 115 North Third.

Roxanna Oldroyd, 1904, 828 South Second.

Helen J. Peck, 303 South A.

Clarence Calkins, 1915, 906 North Summit.

Algie Fitch, 1918, 401 South First.

George Gardner, 1919, 311 South First.

Jessie H. Gragg, 1918, 425 North A.

Albert H. Herold, 1907, care F. O. Thomas.

Luther Harris, care Rexall Drug Store.

Richard Forest Howard, 1907, 813 South C.

Leslie Knapp, 1920, 214 South A.

Virgil La Sarge, 1918, 306 South Second.

Rose E. Leasure, 1910, Box 164.

Ben Lewis, 1919, 821 South Summit.

Emily Maine, 1919, 425-1/2 South First.

Ernest Uhrlaub, 220-1/2 North Third.

Anne Benson, 312 South Third.

Richard N. Priest, 1916, care Santa Fe.

James T. Pringle, 1920, Johnson Bldg.

O. B. Seyster, 1903, care Chamber of Commerce.

Mrs. Millie Wentworth, 1918, 313 West Central Avenue.

Clarence L. Zugg, 1919, 602 North B.

Ruth Burkey, 1918, 609 North Second.

Mrs. Chester Beon, 1912, 225 North First.

Edna McClure, 1917, 727 North Third Street.

Orin N. Miller, 1919, 207 North C.

Albert Newman, 1903, 225 North C.

Ralph Oldroyd, 203 North B.

Harry Oldroyd, 701 North Second.

John Parker, 1894, 1107 North Third.

George Probst, 1911, 418 South B.

John Probst, 1913, 112 South Third.

Mrs. Earl Downing, 1919, 525 South First.

Dr. C. R. Spain, 403 North Second.

Hugh M. Stickler, 1916, 607 South A.

Ralph Wickliffe, 1899, 728 North Fourth.

Arthur M. Williams, 1919, 425 South Summit.

Mrs. Lillian Wright, 1913, 815 South A.

Herbert Younkin, 405 North C.

Thomas Buzzi, 1919, 1025 North First.

J. Ralph Endicott, 1915, City.

Olley H. Hamni, 1911, R. F. D. Rt. 2.

Lester L. Lewis, 1919, R. F. D. Rt. 3.

Mrs. Fred Hamilton, 318 North Third.

Harry V. Howard, Walpex Building.

Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Blair, Chilocco Indian school.

Mrs. Fred Jacobs (nee Gertrude Wiley), Ponca City.


Frank Denton of this city, sends word to his parents that he is en route from a business trip to New York, to Lawrence, where he will enter K. U. for the fall and winter course.



Conditioned on Carrying Out His Agreement of Restitution

Prison Authorities Have Absolute Faith In InmanSon of Warden to Lend Him Helping Hand.

Another chapter has been written in the Elmer Inman case. Elmer Inman is the man who planned and assisted in the diamond robbery of the E. L. McDowell jewelry store some four years ago. He managed, with the assistance of one F. M. Loughney, to get away with about eight thousand dollars worth of Mr. McDowell's diamonds. His arrest followed, but Mr. McDowell never secured the return of but a small amount of the stolen property. Inman was sent to the penitentiary and Loughney to the Hutchinson reformatory, where Loughney is still confined.

Elmer Inman is now out on permanent parole, or will be as soon as he comes up to the terms of the contract which he has made for restitution. Last June, Inman was granted a temporary parole of about sixty days. He reported to the prison authorities at the end of his parole and secured an extension so that he could make arrangements if possible for his permanent parole.

Inman then went to see Judge McDermott, of the industrial court, at Topeka, and took up the matter of parole with him. Judge McDermott is the county attorney who convicted him of the crime for which he was sent to prison. The judge advised Inman to come to Arkansas City and either see Mr. McDowell or some friend of Mr. McDowell and have him take up the matter of parole with the man he robbed. Inman came to Arkansas City the first Thursday in September, and upon advice of Judge McDermott, called upon A. H. Denton to discuss the matter. He laid his proposition before Mr. Denton and asked him to present it to Mr. McDowell. Mr. Denton listened to Inman's proposition, which was in effect that he would make restitution to the amount of $3,500.00 to Mr. McDowell if he could be permitted to get out and work so he could make money to make the payments.

The matter was presented to Mr. McDowell, and after studying it over, he came to the conclusion that it was costing him too much to keep Inman in prison, and he agreed to accept the proposition offered by Inman to secure his permanent parole.

Mr. Inman returned to Topeka the evening of the day he was here, and reported what he had accomplished. He then secured an extension of his temporary parole to go home to his parents in order to raise money to make his first payment.

Mr. Inman's proposition to Mr. McDowell was to pay him $1,000.00 by the first of November and after that he was to be given $50.00 per month beginning January 1922. Mr. Inman has already paid $500.00 of the restitution money, and will pay the other by the first of November.

The Traveler believes it is safe in saying that no man ever had as a strong a pull to get out of prison as Elmer Inman. Nearly ever since he has been in prison, some one of his friends have been endeavoring to get him out, and it was only by the most strenuous efforts that Mr. McDowell was able to keep him confined. Even then he was made a trusty the greater portion of the time he was confined, and he had about as much liberty as any of the employees of the prison. Warden Codding took a great interest in Inman and used every effort at his command to secure his release, and his efforts have been finally rewarded.

Lawyer Ben Endres, of Leavenworth, had charge of the parole case for Inman and he has been a tireless worker. Inman has served three years and one-half of his sentence, and it is only possible to keep him confined two or three years longer. He convinced Mr. McDowell that he was in earnest in his effort to reform by his offer of restitution. Mr. McDowell had no desire to keep the man in prison if he wanted to go right and make good his share of the property taken from his store. He therefore gave his consent to the parole. Governor Allen in granting the permanent parole wisely conditioned it on the faithful performance of his agreement of restitution with Mr. McDowell.

A son of Warden Codding has a ranch near Burbank, Oklahoma, and Inman will go to him there. It is also understood that Mr. Codding will furnish the means to establish a picture show or two which will be operated by Inman on a liberal basis, thus giving him an opportunity to earn money with which to live up to his parole.

Efforts are now in progress to secure the release of Loughney, who assisted in the robbery. Authorities at the reformatory have offered to give Loughney a salary of $90.00 a month to remain there and work and to see that $45.00 a month of his wages are paid to Mr. McDowell until the amount he is willing to pay in restitution is liquidated. In time, Loughney will probably receive his parole on the conditions imposed above. It is thought that both the men are in earnest in regard to their claim of reformation because of the substantial offer of restitution they have made and because of the splendid recommendations the prison authorities have bestowed on them.

The prison authorities have absolute confidence in Inman and his promise. They predict he will make good and become a useful citizen. If their theory proves correct, no one here will enter an objection.



Elmer Day and James Fagan Will Take Charge October 1st.

Earnest Bigley, who has been conducting the Bigley Filling Station at the north corner of Chestnut avenue and North Summit street, today sold his place of business to Elmer Day and James Fagan.

The new owners will not take charge of the filling station until October 1st. Mr. Day, who is part owner of the Central Hardware Co., will not be active in the new business, but will continue most of his time at the hardware store. James Fagan will have charge of the filling station. Mr. Fagan and Harry Hendryx built and started this filling station about two years ago. Fagan and Hendryx sold out, Mr. Fagan going to California. Since his return home, he has been in the employ of the Jarvis Motor Co.



Two Barrels Captured in Raid By Sheriff This Morning.

Two barrels of mash, with no one near upon whom to place the blame, were found by Sheriff Godsmith this morning in working on a search and seizure warrant issued against the west half of section nineteen, township thirty-three, range six, in Liberty township. No one was about upon whom to put the blame. A close watch, it is said, will be placed upon the premises with the hope of catching the makers of the mash and find their equipment.




Passed Away at Family Home Here Late Yesterday Afternoon.

Dr. Frank McMillin, of 621 North Third Street, passed away at the family residence late yesterday afternoon, following a long illness. He had been ailing for some months past and very recently he had failed rapidly.

The deceased was 59 years of age on September 2, this year. He had been practicing chiropractic in this city for a number of years past and the office of himself and wife, who is also in the same profession, has been at the family residence at the above location.

Dr. McMillin leaves the wife and three children to mourn his loss. The children are: Stewart E. McMillin, of Port Limon, P. R., who is the American consul at that place, Mrs. Ernest Hodge, of Hutchinson, Kansas, and Mrs. Carl Bell (nee Ella McMillin) of this city.

The two daughters were at home when death claimed the father. The son was here for a visit last winter, and he will be unable to return at this time.

Dr. McMillin came to Arkansas City in 1876 and he had made his home here since that date. He was well and favorably known to the residents of this community and his friends will regret to learn of his death.

He was a member of the Central Christian church of this city. Funeral services will be held at the Christian church on Friday afternoon, at 2:30 o'clock, and Rev. J. E. Henshaw of Newton, a former pastor of the church here, will be in charge.

The body will be interred in Mercer cemetery, west of the city.




Six Bandits Masked and Armed do the Work.


Is Held up and 4 Mail Pouches Carried Away


Mail Clerks Compelled to Throw Mail Pouches OutBandits Escape in Waiting Auto.

Oklahoma City, Okla., Sept. 29.A large posse comprised of sheriffs and police from this city and Oklahoma county early today were scouring the country around Edmond, Okla., where six masked and heavily armed bandits shortly after midnight last night boarded Santa Fe train No. 405, southbound from Kansas City, and forced the mail car clerks to throw off four pouches. The bandits disappeared in the dark with the bags, one of which officials believed to be registered mail. According to the authorities, no trace was left by the robbers.

J. E. McMahan, division superintendent of the Santa Fe, arrived early this morning from Arkansas City to investigate the robbery.

Later the total reward offered for the robbers was brought to $39,000 when officials of the railroad posted an offer of $1,000 for each of the six men and Governor Robertson announced a reward of $500 for each.

A telegram was received today by post office officials here from Postmaster General Hays, authorizing the offering of a reward of $30,000 for the capture of the bandits who held up train No. 405 of the Santa Fe line and robbed a mail car. The reward is in the form of $5,000 for each of the six men who participated in the robbery.

Bandits Railroaders?

Belief that the bandits were composed, at least in part, of men who are or have been in the employ of a railroad was expressed today by Santa Fe officials when further details of the robbery revealed that the engine and mail car, after being cut off from the rest of the train, were driven a quarter of a mile down the track by one of the robbers. An accomplice, who boarded the engine with him, covered the engineer and fireman with a rifle while he took the throttle. Henry Gibson of Purcell, Okla., the engineer, said he handled the throttle skillfully.

Fred Jones was in charge of the mail car. Clinton Swing and Fred Large were his assistants. All are from Newton, Kansas.

The men who cut off the mail car boarded the train at Edmond, twelve miles north of here. As the train approached a camp fire on the right-of-way, one of the robbers uncoupled the mail car from the rear part of the train, and the other two entered the engine cab. The train was stopped and three other men ran up from the camp fire and boarded the mail car, which was then drawn away from the train and looted. The robbers left in an automobile, which was awaiting them.



Local Men on the Train

Santa Fe passenger train No. 405, which was held up and robbed of four mail pouches last night at midnight, three miles south of Edmond, was in charge of Conductor H. Wismyer, of Newton, and Engineer Hi Gibson and Fireman Lou Horton of this city. The Santa Fe office here received a meager report of the affair and the report sent here is to the effect that one or two of the masked men boarded the blind baggage at Edmond and when three miles south of that city, they climbed over the tender and commanded the enginemen at the point of revolvers to stop the train. This they did and when the conductor got off the train to ascertain the cause of the stop, he was held up also. Some of the men then compelled the trainmen to uncouple the mail, baggage car, and the engine from the remainder of the train and made them pull down the track for some distance. The mail clerk in charge, Frank Jones, was commanded to open the door, but this he refused to do. The robbers then blew the door open with dynamite and gained entrance to the mail car. They took four mail pouches and made their escape. There has as yet been no official report received here as to what sort of mail the four pouches contained. It is reported that there was a motor car waiting at the side of the track for the robbers, and that it was cranked up and the robbers made their escape in the car. An incident which may have had some connection with the train robbery was reported to this city today. It is the fact that a car was stolen from Ponca City last night and it may be possible that this car figured in the affair near Edmond.



House of Bargains Has Moved to 106 North Summit Street.

The House of Bargains will open for business in its new location at 106 North Summit street, tomorrow morning. This building was formerly occupied by the Glasscock meat market.

Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Fawcett are the owners of the House of Bargains. About two years ago they moved here from Dixon, Mo. Before moving to Dixon, they ran a hotel at Taxhoma, Okla. When they arrived in Arkansas City, they were greatly impressed, and started the House of Bargains at 308 North Summit street. About four months ago they purchased the Shea furniture store at 413 South Summit street. This gave them two houses of bargains. Tomorrow they open in their new location with the two stores combined and with a large stock of furniture and stoves on display. Elsewhere in today's Traveler is the House of Bargains announcement to the public. Read it for particulars.



Engineer H. S. Gibson Relates His Thrilling Story of Robbery.

Engineer H. S. Gibson, who, with Fireman Lou Horton, both of this city, was on the engine which pulled the Santa Fe passenger train No. 405, which figured in the holdup and robbery of the mail car near Edmond, Oklahoma, on Wednesday night, has returned to the city and he has a thrilling story of the holdup to tell the boys. And, by the way, he does not care to repeat the experience, as it is not a pleasant feeling by any means to look into the barrel of a large gun and have a man at the other end of the gun command you to stop the engine and turn it over to him. Mr. Gibson considers himself very fortunate in not having been shot and he is glad to be alive and at home again. In relating the story of the holdup to some of the boys this morning, Mr. Gibson gave the following bit of interesting information.

"The first thing I knew two men were coming over the top of the tender with guns in their hands and ordered the fireman, Lou Horton, and I to put up our hands. After they had reached us, they put us at our ease and told us that we would not be hurt as long as we did as they said. 'It is the rich man's money we want,' one of them said. The man who was nearest me told me to go on until I came to a little fire built in the middle of the track. I went on and soon came to a little fire in the middle of the track with a man standing beside it. I stopped the engine. At this point a hobo, who had been riding in the blind, was told to beat it and he certainly did beat it, too.

"The mail car was uncoupled from the first baggage car, and I was ordered to go ahead about three or four hundred yards. By this time the bandits had the conductor and brakeman also under their charge. After I had stopped this time, the conductor, the brakeman, the fireman, and I were stood in a row and one man watched over us with a shotgun while the rest of them attempted to open the mail car door. The mail clerks had locked the door and were all inside the car. A small charge of dynamite was first used in the attempt to open the door, but with no avail. The discharge sounded like a pistol shot. Then a much larger amount of dynamite was used, and this time it sounded like they were tearing the car up. The robbers had not yet gained entrance to the mail car, but Conductor Wismyer of Newton, fearing that someone or all of the mail clerks would be killed, told them to open the door and come out.

"The bandits took what they wanted and disappeared into the darkness.

"A congenial conversation was kept up between us and the dark gentlemen. We discussed the weather and joshed one another throughout the action. After they had disappeared, we coupled up again and proceeded on to Oklahoma City."

There was a report in circulation here today that an Okla-homa City officer, who is at work on the case, had stated that five of the men who figured in this daring holdup were known and that they would be under arrest soon. In fact a story to this effect was published in the Daily Oklahoman this morning.

[Bill: Kay did it to me again...he repeated and repeated some items...was able to delete most...not enough time to check everything. Should have told you that all the items I copied from Traveler were for Kay's benefit...did not go into Personals, Ads, etc. Entire newspaper will have to be checked in time for local items.]