Arkansas City Daily Traveler
Saturday, October 1, 1921 to Monday, November 7, 1921

Local Delegates to Legion Meet Will Leave City Tomorrow.

The delegates from the Shelton Beaty post of the American Legion, of this city, will leave tomorrow for Hutchinson where they will attend the state convention of the Legion to be held October 3, 4, and 5. The delegates who were chosen some time ago and who are expected to attend the convention are: W. B. Oliverson, chairman; Robt R. Cox, secretary; Dr. R. Claude Young, Dr. L. M. Beatson, Dr. V. L. Overstreet, and Boyd Mohler. The alternate delegates are: Donnal Fisher, Forrest Kuhn, Quinn W. Terrill, Darrel C. Haney, Dr. A. J. Berger, and W. O. Craig.

Arkansas City Daily Traveler, Saturday, October 1, 1921.


Secrecy Surrounds the Work of Postal Inspectors, in Mail Case.

Oklahoma City, Oct. 1An air of secrecy marked the work of federal, county, and city police officers Friday in connection with the robbery of the Santa Fe mail train near Edmond early Thursday morning. While several theories are advanced by the officers working on the case, it is the general impression that no arrest will be made for several days at least.

The report that two men, who gave their names as George Felix and George Morris, were arrested by Okmulgee police Friday night and were being held for Oklahoma City police, cast no new light on the robbery, C. P. Johnson, postoffice inspector, said. Police here denied any knowledge of the men.

"I have heard two men were arrested in Okmulgee," he said, "but there is no evidence to show they were connected with the case."

Suspects are said to be numerous, with federal and county officers both holding clues that may implicate a number of Oklahoma City men in the robbery, but the careful manner in which the hold-up had been planned and the skill with which it was executed have left few clues upon which to work. It is quite likely, according to federal officers, that several suspects will be given a thorough examination in the next few days in an effort to find the robbers through a process of elimination. Few of the officers believe they will be compelled to go out of Oklahoma City to arrest the gang, and several men are said to be under surveilance. Postoffice inspectors arrived Friday morning from Kansas City district headquarters and will assist Johnson in the work.

A call early Friday morning took Alva McDonald, United States marshal, and a squad of deputies to Shawnee, where it was said the robbers had been found; but after the party arrived at the designated place, it turned out to be a false alarm.



Few Liquor Vendors Lay Out Their Fines and Costs These Days.

It used to be that liquor cases yielded little to the county in the way of fines, and were a dead loss in the way of costs of prosecution. Men convicted and sentenced to fine and imprisonment would serve their time in jail, then stay there until the county commissioners grew weary of the expense, and turned them out. In such cases the county lost not only the fine but the court costs and fees which the county had to pay.

It was this which made the payment of fine and costs by Harry Medley, colored, of Arkansas City seem unusual and call for a mention in the news two days ago.

It transpires, however, that the only unusual feature in the story is that Medley paid his fine and costs at the time of his sentence, and before he entered upon his term of thirty days in jail.

A look at the records in the courthouse discloses that for the past year most of the men convicted of selling liquor have paid their fine and costs before being released. The determination of the county attorney and the sheriff that the fine and costs must be paid, operating through investigations of actual ability of defendant to pay, brings about settlements before release of most of the prisoners.

Formerly, it appears, it was taken for granted that a man jailed for selling liquor had no property or means of paying out. That may have been the case at that time. In these days, however, the men who break the prohibition laws are found to have prospects of some sort as a general thing. Once in awhile the investigation shows that the man in question is practically penniless. Only two or three such cases have been turned up in the past year. And in two of these, the defendant was able to pay part of the costs.Courier.



101 Ranch Animal Being Fattened for Chicago Event.

Ponca City, Oct. 1A cattalo steer that will weigh a ton when he arrives in Chicago this fall for the National Livestock show is being fed and groomed for that distinction in a private stall at the 101 Ranch. The animal is an eighth buffalo. He was put in the stall June 1 and placed on a balanced ration to fatten him.

After the show the Miller Brothers had arranged for the steer to be killed apart from all other cattle in one of the packing plants there and all data in regard to him, including dressed weight, food value, and other points.




Kansas Gas & Electric Co., now in Fine New Quarters.

The Kansas Gas & Electric Co., which for many years past has occupied offices in the Hess building on West Fifth avenue, is today comfortably located in the new quarters of the company, at 224 South Summit street, in the W. S. Peck building. The move to the new quarters was made yesterday and last night and this morning at 8 o'clock, the force was in the new building, the doors were thrown open to the public, and there were many callers in the new home during the day.

There is a large and commodious show room in the new location, and there is to be seen there a large line of the most up-to-date electrical appliances of all kinds, which are displayed in a manner to enable all those who call to view the display. The sales room of the company is in the front of the large room and the office force is located in the rear. The work shop is in the basement, clear away from the remainder of the force and therefore the shop men will have an opportunity to work sepa-rately and apart from the office force.

In the front of the room, there is a new business or commercial department and a rest room in connection. M. McMillen, of Wichita, is the new man in charge of this department. He was on the job this morning. Miss Lillian McNaughton is also a new employee of the company. She will have charge of the desk in the new sales department. She too was on duty there today, assisting the force in making the general public acquainted with the new quarters.

C. B. Tingley, the superintendent of the company here, has a neat and comfortably located private office in the large room and the office and accounting department has a large and roomy space in the rear of the store room. A. L. Newman is still the manager of the company here, but he is not compelled to be in the office all the time; therefore, he has no private office there.

Taken as a whole, the new location of the Kansas Gas & Electric Co. is one of the best and most modern in the city. The owner of the building has spared no expense in making the place as neat as possible for the company, and the building has been leased to the electric company.

The company is carrying on a most interesting guessing contest, during the first week in the new location; and this morning there were many men and women callers there to make a guess on the number of hours that an eight day clock will run. The clock was wound at 8 this morning and was started at that hour. It is located in the show window and will be left there until it runs down. The guess is as to how many hours, minutes, and seconds the clock will run. To the one guessing the nearest to the time in this regard, will be given a baby Hoover, the second prize is an electric waffle iron, and the third is $6 in merchandise. The company invites everyone to call and take a look over the new quarters and to make a guess on the time that the clock will run.


Dr. Frank McMillin was born in Dubuque, Iowa, September 2, 1862. He came to Kansas with his parents in 1876. He united with the Church of Christ at the age of 19 years.

On February 23, 1889, he was united in marriage to Emma J. Regal at Patmos, Okla. Three children were born to this union, Earl, Anna, and Ella, all of whom are living. His wife, Emma, passed away on June 18, 1898.

Dr. Frank McMillin was united in marriage to Cora M. Bristow, Nov. 26, 1902. They united with the First Christian church of this city in the year 1914. They resided in and near Arkansas City until the time of his death.

Dr. McMillin is survived by his wife, one son, Stewart E. McMillin, who is in Costa Rica, two daughters, Mrs. J. E. Hodge of Hutchinson, and Mrs. Carl Bell of this city. Five brothers and two sisters also survive him.

He passed away at his home at 621 North Third street, on the afternoon of September 27th. He was a loving husband and father and would make any sacrifice at any time for his family.


Call Many Witnesses

If all the witnesses are called by the defense in the case of Kansas vs. John W. Kastle, a murder trial, it will require some time to try the case as eighty-two witnesses have been subpoenaed by Kastle's attorneys. It is not know how many the state will call.

Kastle is charged with the murder of his wife at Arkansas City several months ago. It is not known on what ground he will have his defense. He is in jail, never having given bond.

Free Press.




Webster Moore, Aged 74, Died After Being Caught in Elevator.

Webster Moore, aged seventy-four years, who was an employee of the Central Hardware Co., of this city, met with an accident at the hardware store Sunday evening about 5:30 o'clock, which resulted in his death soon after that time.

Mr. Moore was in the store at the time alone and the real facts in regard to the manner in which he became fastened in the elevator shaft probably will never be known. Those who got to him first say that he was on the floor of the basement of the store with the elevator on top of him. He was so badly crushed in the chest and the abdomen that he died soon after being removed from the scene of the accident and taken to Mercy hospital. He never regained consciousness and, therefore, had no opportunity to tell the particulars of the accident which caused his death.

Policeman Downing, one of the night officers, and John Butos, who is employed in the Kansas City Waffle House, first door north of the hardware store, were the first persons to reach the man who was pinned under the elevator and they at once extricated him from the position he was in at the time and called a physician. The doctor said as soon as he saw the man that he could not recover and he was rushed to the hospital in the doctor's car.

The accident occurred between 5:30 and six o'clock, and it was almost 6 when the men who found him reached his side. John Butos first heard the cries as if someone were in distress and for some time he could not determine from which direction the sounds came. Finally however, he figured they were coming from the hardware store, next door south, and he went to the rear of the store. There he found the door to the basement unlocked and he, with Policeman Downing, who arrived about that time, entered the basement and found the man in a dying condition. He could not say a word and was almost dead when the rescuers reached him.

The owners of the store, Messrs. Fogle and Day, and the employees of the place are at a loss to know how the man came to be in the position in which he was found, at the time the rescuers located him. The elevator is one that is operated by hand; and when the rope is pulled for the start upward, the elevator will run alone. But when it is descended, it must be operated by the rope all the time. It is the supposition that Mr. Moore got onto the elevator at the first floor and that he was caught between the elevator and the floor. Then in some manner he fell and the elevator kept on going down until it pinned him to the floor.

Webster Moore resided in this city a part of the time and in Pittsburg, Kansas, a part of the time, where he has some relatives. He has one brother, Luther Moore, in this city. He resides at 900 North C street and is in the employ of the Arkansas Valley Gas co. The deceased was quite well known here, as he had worked off and on at the Central Hardware Co. for several years past. He was employed there during the fall and winter season and assisted in the work of putting up stoves, when the rush was on.

Mr. Moore was an uncle of the Ellis boys, who reside in the First ward. He was not a stranger here, as he had made his home in Arkansas City for several years, the relatives state. Dr. H. W. Marsh, county coroner, was in the city this morning to hold an investigation in the case; and on account of the absence of the physician, Dr. L. M. Beatson, who attended Mr. Moore, he was compelled to put the case over for a few days. Dr. Beatson has gone to Hutchinson as a delegate to the state convention of the American Legion. The coroner took the testimony of the other witnesses in the case, however. The body of Mr. Moore was removed from the hospital to the undertaking rooms of Parman & Powell, on Saturday night.

Late today it was announced that the funeral of Mr. Moore would be held at the home of Ed Ellis, at 914 North F street, tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock.




[Annnounced the purchase of the Bigley Filling Station]



Five-eighths Mile Road Law Excepting in Cowley County.

M. R. Amerman of Wichita, who was in the city this morning bidding on the brick paving contract, which was let to the Stanton-Wallace Construction company, dropped into the Traveler office for a short visit with the editor of this paper.

Mr. Amerman is one of the big contractors of Kansas, and in discussing the Howard five eighths of a mile paving law, he complimented it very highly, and said it was one of the best paving laws there was. It was a very useful factor in securing paving at the edge of the town and a short distance into the country. He said it was a fair and just law, and a good thing for any community to use in its up-building. Mr. Amerman says that the towns of Ottawa, Abilene, Minneapolis, Wichita, Beloit, Lyons, Garden City, Hutchinson, and Emporia are all building paving or have been building paving under this law. The town of Leavenworth is preparing to let several contracts for paving under this law. Mr. Amerman said a large number of other towns are preparing to use the law in building paving and improving the tag ends of streets and paving into the country.

The only place it seems that they are not using this law is in Cowley County, the home of its author.


A. C. Racer in Limelight

The Arkansas City mare, Elsie Baird, won first place in the "free for all" trot at Wichita Saturday among a fast bunch of starters. This mare is showing up good this season. She was raised here by Sam Baird and is owned now by Anthony Carlton.



Stanton-Wallace Construction Co. Capture Paving Contract.

Five contracting firms had in bids for street paving in Arkansas City, when the City Commission met this morning. . . .

The bid of Stanton-Wallace was lower than that of any of the out of town competitors, and after the bids had been considered by the mayor and commissioners in executived session, the regular session was resumed and the announcemewnt was made in open session that the bid of the Stanton-Wallace Construction company was the lowest, and had been accepted by the city.

C. L. Bessler of Winfield was present, but after looking over the requirements, decided to not put in a bid.

The bid accepted is for brick paving at these prices: Paving $3.65, curbing 90 cents, excavation $1.

It was stated by Mayor Hunt that the commissioners in considering the matter of brick and asphalt paving found that none of the bids on asphalt paving complied with the requirements and exactions made by the city in receiving bids, in the matter of the ten year guarantee bond.

The proposed paving covered by the bids is on Madison avenue from Fourth street to Seventh; on B street from Maple avenue to Birch avenue; on Jefferson avenue from First street to Summit street; on Van Buren avenue from First street to Summit street; on Cedar avenue from Fourth street to C street; on Pine avenue from Fourth street to First street, and on Spruce avenue from Fifth street to C street.

The rejected bids were: A. L. Cook, paving $3,84, curb $1.05, excavating 97 cents; Amerman, paving $3.80, curb 94 cents, excavating $1; Geiger Construction Co., paving $3.80, curb $1.01, excavating $1.05; Kaw Paving Co., paving $3.72, curb $1, excavating $1.

There were other items I did not cover.



Harry Hendryx Loses Good CarLoss Covered by Insurance.

Harry Hendryx, who with his son operates two filling stations here, lost a Ford roadster Saturday night by theft. The car was left in front of the filling station at 527 South Summit street and Mr. Hendryx had closed up the place and had been across the street to eat a bowl of chile before going to his home. When he returned to the station shortly after 10 o'clock, the car was gone. He thought at first that some of his friends had taken the car for use for a short time, as some of them often do, but after waiting for some time, he decided that the car had been picked out by thieves and was gone. He notified the police and they began a search for the car that night. There seems to be no trace of the car at all, and no one has figured out which way the car went after it was taken from the station on South Summit street.

The Ford roadster was a 1921 model and it had been run about a year. It was insured by the Gould agency of this city. Late today the car had not been recovered.



Man Who Stole Feaster Auto Went Out of Window on Train.

By jumping through a window on a Frisco train early this morning, Torbet Clark, charged with stealing Guy Feaster's car, made his escape from the sheriff of Ozark, Mo., according to a message to Sheriff Goldsmith. Clark was handcuffed at the time; but up to late this afternoon no report of his recapture had been received.

The escape was made at or near Oswego, about three o'clock, it was stated. The sheriff and his prisoner were on the Frisco train, which is due at Winfield at a quarter past nine in the morning. The sheriff gave no particulars, merely stating that he was starting in pursuit and if he caught the fugitive he would let Sheriff Goldsmith know.

Clark had refused to return to Kansas without requisition. To save time, Sheriff Goldsmith arranged that when the requisition was issued, the sheriff at Ozark should be appointed agent of the state of Kansas to take charge of the prisoner and bring him to Winfield. It was in carrying out these arrangements that the sheriff left Ozark yesterday afternoon with his prisoner bound for this place. The desperate chance taken in making the escape leads to the surmise that Clark is wanted somewhere for an offense more serious than that of stealing a car.Courier.



Proposition Will be Presented to County Commissioners Tomorrow.

A party of about fifty people will go from here to Winfield tomorrow morning to be present at a session of the board of county commissioners of Cowley county in the interest of the improved improvement to the road from First street in Arkansas City to the Riverview cemetery. The party will be made up of farmers who live near this road and businessmen of Arkansas City, and will be headed by E. C. Mierau, president of the chamber of commerce.

The county commissioners have been asked by the city commission of this place to cooperate in putting in a paved road covering the five-eights of a mile from eight street to the cemetery.

"This road is in very bad condition," said Mr. Mierau in speaking of the matter today, "and it should be repaired by making a hard-surfaced road. The present rock road can be used as a base for the paving, and will cut down the cost. Most of the farmers adjacent to the road want it built and the cost will be so small to the individual that it will never be noticed."

It is Mr. Mierau's idea that if the matter of building this road is clearly understood, that the county commissioners will endorse the proposition.

The opposing farmers near Winfield will meet with the county commissioners and the Arkansas City crowd tomorrow at the courthouse.



House Robbery and Auto Fixtures Stolen Here Last Night.

Burglars and night prowlers are busy in this city again, after a lull of several months, and last night there were two daring cases of robbery reported to the police. In one of the cases the night police got out the city's three blood hounds and put them on the trail. No arrests had been made in the case this morning, but the police are at work on a clue that may bring results in the near future, they believe. The hounds are said to have taken up the trail under a window where the robber was seen and they followed the trail to a location in the First ward.

The first case was at the home of L. M. Williams in the 100 block on East Central avenue, where a man said by neighbors, who had a good view of him, to be a negro, went into the house by raising a front window and from the bedroom there he took a new 38 Colts revolver that was loaded all around. The bedroom was ransacked thoroughly, but there was nothing else missing from the place. The thief evidently was in search of money, for he tore up everything in this one room and even went into the bedding and all the dresser drawers. Leaving the house he went to the store room back of the Williams home and there he was seen by neighbors, as he attempted to get into the store, where Mr. Williams operates a pawn shop. The night prowler broke the glass in a window and also broke the glass out of the front door of the store. He did not gain entrance, however, as he saw that someone was watching him and he left the place by the alley, going out from the store to the north around the building.

Officer Fox got out the hounds and made an investigation of the affair and as stated above, the dogs took up the trail and followed it nearly a mile to the northeast part of the city.

Mr. and Mrs. Williams were away from home at the time, being in attendance at the Isis theatre. They returned home early, however, and neighbors told them of seeing the man about the place. When the man, who was attempting to get into the store room, heard someone in a house nearby, he turned in that direction and pulled his revolver, which was loaded, and which if it had been discharged, would have injured someone, without doubt. This robbery occurred between 7 and 8 o'clock in the evening.

The second case was at the home of O. O. Holt at 207 North Third Street, where someone took all the fixtures off of three autos, one of which was standing in the street in front of the Holt residence, and the others were in the garage at the rear of the house. The stuff taken from the three cars is valued at about $200, according to Mr. Holt, who was interviewed by a Traveler reporter this morning. He said that the stuff taken was partially covered with insurance. He stated that he and Mrs. Holt had company at their home last night, and that he missed some of the accessories off the car in front of the house when he went out to the car to take some friends to their homes. He first missed a spotlight and then noticed that the spare tire was gone. When he went to the garage where the other two cars were, he found that the thieves had taken five tires in all, three motor meters, a spotlight, and other smaller articles, all of which count up into big money when the total is made. All three cars belong to Mr. Holt. He called the police and they made an investigation of the matter. There is said to be no clue to this robbery today. The hounds were not used in the tracking of the robbers in this case.


High School Y. W. C. A.

Miss Cathryn Vance, student secretary of the Y. W. C. A., who has been in North China for the past five years, spoke to the high school Y. W. C. A. club yesterday afternoon at the high school. Miss Vance gave an interesting talk on school life in China. After the meeting the girls went to the Y. W., where they were served with a dainty tea. Miss Vance had many interesting souvenirs she had brought from China, which she showed the girls.


Miss Cathryn Vance, returned Y. W. secretary from China, spoke to the Y. W. C. A. club at Chilocco Sunday evening at 7 o'clock. The Chilocco girls are very much interested in Y. W. work and appreciated Miss Vance's talk very much.



State President in City to Visit With Local Lodge Officials.

Program of Big Doings to Take Place October 18, 19, and 20 Is Outlined And All Ready To Go.

The state president of the A. H. T. A., John W. Lapham of Chanute, was in Arkansas City yesterday afternoon in conference with Judge W. D. Kreamer of the local suborder regarding arrangements for the big state convention to be held by the organization in this city on October 18, 19, and 20.

Mr. Lapham anticipates a large attendance at the meeting here and he expressed complete confidence that the convention would be royally entertained by Arkansas City. The state convention was held here about eight years ago and at that time the members seemed highly pleased with the reception accorded them. At the last state convention, held at Salina, the attendance was not as large as usual on account of the difficulty in reaching that city, and the local committee as well as the state president believe that the attendance should be especially large this year.

This organization represents a large number of substantial Kansas citizens. There are 600 locals in the state. The local here, number 157, has 300 members.

The national association is in session this week at Newkirk and has important matters up, and will submit some of the questions to the state organization to be acted upon at their state convention. The work of the association has been broadened and changed by conditions, and it is said that many of the members desire new changes, among them the selection of a new name for the organization. In many localities it is stated the name Anti-Automobile Thief Association would be more applicable than the present name. The association has standing offers of rewards for capture of horse thieves, auto thieves, and for capture of anyone stealing any personal property. The largest reward offered is for the auto thief, and he is the fellow that is receiving the most attention from the association nowadays.

Local President Talks of Past

While speaking about the coming convention and the affairs of the association yesterday evening, President Kreamer, of the local suborder, recalled many exciting times of the past.

In the associations' early days when a horse was stolen the word would be hurried to the members. Often the members would ride forth fifty to seventy-five strong, scattering and going in all directions, and when a trace of the thief was found, the word would be sent to as many of the riders as possible so that they could help capture the fugitive. It took a pretty lively rider to get away from some of the old time members.

One incident recalled by Mr. Kreamer happened here 8 or 9 years ago, and will be remembered by many Arkansas City people. This incident was a race in which members of the association used automobiles. Two horses stolen were recovered and the two men that had them were caught over the line in Oklahoma, one being killed in the capture.

Its Purpose

Many people do not have any definite idea of the broad purposes of the A. H. T. A. Its protective measures against the theft of property is only one feature. There are many other features. Among them social as well as protective. The association has a ladies' auxiliary, which is one of the important social features, and at the state convention to be held here in two weeks, many of the delegates will be accompanied by their wives.


Moving to New Quarters

Drs. Day, McKay, and Douglass have begun the work of moving their offices to the new quarters in the Trimper building at the corner of A street and Washington avenue. At present the X-ray machine and other fixtures are being moved from the second floor of the Traveler building to the new quarters of these physicians.


New Attorney Here

C. H. Quier, attorney at law, has moved to this city from Winfield and he and Mrs. Quier are now located here. Mr. Quier is well and favorably known in Arkansas City, as he has been a resident of the sister city for many years. His office is in the Walpex building. Mr. Quier is the newly appointed deputy county attorney and he will hereafter attend to all the state cases here, in the absence of the county attorney, Ellis Fink, who resides in Winfield. He was appointed to this office when Judge C. L. Swarts resigned the position, the first of the present month.



A. C. Asks County Commissioners for County Road Improvements.

Big Crowd Meets with County Dads and Argue QuestionsCommissioner Dees "Told It To Them"

A large crowd of Arkansas City people, headed by E. C. Mierau, president of the chamber of commerce, Oscar Seyster, secretary of the chamber of commerce, Mayor C. N. Hunt, and Commissioners Sturtz and Thompson, went to Winfield this morning to appear before the county commissioners in behalf of the proposed cemetery road which Arkansas City is asking to be constructed under the Howard five-eighth of a mile paving law.

The commissioners adjourned their meeting to the district courtroom where Commissioner Dees acted as chairman. There were possibly one hundred citizens in attendance, some of them for and some against the proposed improvement, and others who were there just as spectators. Commissioner Dees announced as there were quite a number there who desired to speak on the improvement, made a ruling that each speaker could have the floor once and speak as long as he wanted to, but could not have the floor the second time.

Mayor Hunt was the first one called upon and he stated succinctly the object of the meeting, which was in effect to pave the road to Riverview cemetery from First street under the Howard five-eighth of a mile paving law. He showed the demand for the road by informing the meeting that ninety-eight percent of the property owners along the road had petitioned for the improvement. He gave the cost that it would be to the individual taxpayer in the county, based on the present valuation per thousand dollars and other data that was favorable to building the road. He was followed by other speakers, some talking against the improvement and others for it. It was an easy matter to see that the farmers around Winfield were absolutely opposed to the improvement, and so far as getting anywhere in the meeting, it was just like butting your head against a stone wall.

C. T. Franks, J. F. Orr, Ed. Shepherd, and numerous other people living in and near Winfield claimed the law was un-American, but did not say in what way it was un-American for the simple reason they couldn't. Then they claimed it was an unjust law, claiming it imposed a burden upon people that can illy afford to have imposed upon them at this time.

Every argument opposed to the law was met by speakers of Arkansas City and in the benefit district through which the proposed improvement is to run.

The fact of the matter is the bunch opposed to the law is just opposed to it, and that is all there was to it.

During the meeting Chas. Baird, Ed. Mierau, City Engineer Lusk, Albert Newman, and several other Arkansas City people made short talks to explain the law, the improvement, how necessary it was to have permanent pavement on roads in Cowley county in order to save money.

In favor of the proposed paving, Commissioner Carl Dees made the best address of the meeting. He went into detail and explained that Cowley county would never have a better opportunity to get cheap paving, that the individuals will pay a share of, the city a share of, and the county a share of. He showed that the cities pay for a goodly portion of the country road work in Cowley county, but that the country never pays for any roads in the city which they use fully as much as the town people do the country roads. Commissioner Dees predicted that if certain obstructionists continue to throw obstacles in the way of road building, it will only be a question of time until the town people will get together and get a law passed preventing cities paying for road work in the countr. He said the cities were willing to pay their share for road improvement, and the farmers should meet them at least half way in securing good roads because it was of as much benefit to the farmer as it was to the city people. Commissioner Dees said he believed that in their hearts the other two commissioners favored the road paving asked for, but that they would not consent to it for the reason their constituents are unwisely opposed to it. Commissioner Dees made many other good points and not one of the opposing crowd could answer them. His argument in favor of the improvement was absolutely unanswerable, and none of the bunch of obstructionists opposed it.

The hearing lasted some two or three hours, and toward the latter portion became quite warm, and finally ended with everyone quitting and going home. What the commissioners will do in the matter can be only guessed at, and that is two of them will be against the proposition.

Under the five-eighth of a mile law, Burden can secure paving, Dexter can secure paving, Udall and Atlanta can secure it, and they need it fully as much as Winfield and Arkansas City.

Commissioner Dees was right. If the county can get paving at thirty cents on the dollar, it ought to accept it no matter where it is located, for the time is coming when the roads of Cowley county will be paved north and south, east and west, several times and the country will have to pay 100 cents on the dollar for it. The more paving that the country can induce the cities to pay thirty percent of, the better off it will be.



Private Chas. Donovan Will Be Buried Here In Few Days.

The body of private Charles Donovan, Jr., Company F, 115th Infantry, who was killed in action in the Argonne forest, October 23, 1918, will arrive at Hoboken about October 5, and should be in Arkansas City about October 10, according to advices received by relatives here. Private Donovan was a son of Mrs. Augustine Donovan of 817 North Third street, and a half brother of Anthony Carlton, 905 North Second street. The young man was an Osage Indian, and was a direct descendant of Madame Choteau. He enlisted at Pawhuska March 27, 1918, and went to France in the summer of that year. He is said to be the only Osage killed in action in the war. The funeral, announcement of which will be made later, will be held from the Catholic church in this city, it was stated by relatives today.



Arkansas City Express Robbery Will Be On Docket Soon.

The adjourned term of district court beginning next week will try among others the case of Dean Randall, of Arkansas City, charged with robbing the express office at Arkansas City some time last winter. Subpoenas for the state's witnesses have been issued and the sheriff's force is serving them today. The robbery was by taking the train box used to carry valuable packages from the express office uptown to the express office at the station of the Santa Fe. About fourteen thousand dollars in money and jewelry are said to have been in the box. It was slipped out of the back door of the station office while the men were working at the train. A few days later it was recovered intact. A curious story was told at first about the valuables having been found in the attic of an old house and the empty box in the canal.Courier.



Retail Merchants Take Up Plan Of Monthly Sales Day.

New Club is Organized and Plans Are Placed in Hands of Committee, Which is Given Power to Act.

The Greater Arkansas City club has come into existence, with the avowed intention of a long campaign, in which the information will be spread further each month that Arkansas City is "the place" to get bargains in trade, the place to live in and be happy.

At a meeting of the Arkansas City Retail Merchants association held in the Chamber of Commerce rooms at the city building last night, the monthly sales day idea, which has been up before the merchants for some time, was further discussed and practi-cally disposed of so far as adopting the idea is concerned.

The plan adopted by those attending the meeting last night is to begin the monthly sales day on the first Monday in November.

All arrangements for launching the plan was left in the hands of a committee, which was elected last night, and given power to arrange for the first sale and continue as a clearing house committee for the organization of merchants, to be known as the Greater Arkansas City club.

This committee is made up of five members representing five different lines of business: Guy Ecroyd, of the Newman store, chairman; J. E. Day, of the Central Hardware company; J. A. Haney, of the Economy grocery; Mr. Sears of the Kuntz clothing store, and J. Lewis Shank, jeweler. The committee was delegated the power of filling any vacancies necessary should any of its members fail to act.

The fact developed in the meeting held last night that a difference of opinion is held among the merchants of the city regarding the monthly sales idea. It was stated by some of those favoring the idea that it has been hard to get the matter thoroughly understood. Some of the members expressed the confident belief that as soon as the plan was working, other merchants would join in the movement.

The plan as discussed last night is to advertise monthly sales, each member making a special real bargain price upon some one article. The clearing committee will see that the same article is not used in the same sale by different merchants. The committee also is to see that the article offered is a real bargain, and that the advertising is not misleading in any particular, so that the buying public will have absolute confidence in the sales; that when sales day comes, the public will know that an actual bargain may be had at any of the stores named in the advertisement.

The president of the merchants association, R. H. Rhoads, expressed the belief that the plan will prove a benefit to the trade of the city and that if carried out as planned, it will be a big success.

The matter of the success and failure of the monthly sales plan in other cities was discussed last night. According to the investigations made by the association in this matter, it was stated that the plan has been a success wherever the merchants have worked together in good faith, always giving actual and honest bargains in the specials, and keeping the advertising absolutely truthful.

The town of Neosho, Missouri, that has had the plan working for five years, was mentioned as one of the most successful. The report from that place is that both the merchants and the buying public are very much pleased with the monthly sale idea.

The committee in charge of the matter was instructed last night to go ahead with arrangements for a sales day for the first Monday in November, taking in the merchants who have already signed an agreement to participate, and adding any firms who decide to join during the coming week.

While the list that was assured up to last night was not a large one, most all of the different lines of business were represented, and this list the committee thought could be aug mented considerably before the first sale.



Rev. J. E. Tedford Purchases Boardman Place on North Fourth.

Rev. J. E. Tedford, the new minister for the Pilgrim Congregational church in this city, intends to remain in Arkansas City and he has purchased a home here. Rev. Tedford has bought the fine residence of Mr. and Mrs. B. W. Boardman, located at 505 North Fourth street, and he will secure possession of the place about the first of the coming month. Mr. and Mrs. Boardman have not as yet decided just where they will move, but they do not intend to leave Arkansas City, by any means. Mr. Boardman is the manager of the Badger lumber company here, and he and his family have resided in the place on North Fourth street for a good many years. It is one of the finest homes in the city today.


Dwight Moody is erecting a new home on North Sixth street, located near the Moody garage, which is owned and operated by Dwight Moody and his father, G. E. Moody. The new home is now under course of construction and is being built by Lou Scott.



Committee Requests All Who Enter Club To Report By Friday.

The committee in charge of the launching of monthly sales' day for the greater Arkansas City advertising club, has definitely decided to bring off the first sale the first Monday in November. All merchants who want to be in on this sale, and who have not completed arrangements, should see the committee sure before Friday of this week, as the committee will get in all of the advertising at that time and prepare for its advertising campaign, sending out circulars, etc.

The committee wants to get the affair properly advertised and are determined to make the first sale go as big as possible.

The committee held a meeting today and has made one change in its membership, one of the members finding that he would not have sufficient time to give to the matter.

The committee as it now stands is: Guy Ecrody, chairman, Guy Pantier of the Reed stores, J. A. Haney, J. Lewis Shank, Grant O. Sears.

The merchants who have signed up are expected by the committee to have their advertising in by the coming Friday. The firms already represented and who will offer special bargains on that day are as follows:

The Central Hardware Co.

Palace Grocery

The Reed Stores

Kress & Co.

Kuntz Cash Clothiers

E. L. McDowell, jeweler

Collinson Hardware Co.

Newman Dry Goods Co.

Gilbreath-Calvert Dry Goods Co.

Parman's three stores

Shank-Dweelaard jewelers

Economy Grocery

J. T. Brown, jeweler

Other members who will not hold sales, but who have contracted to give their financial support to the movement are:

Security National bank

News Publishing Co.

J. C. Penney Co.

Home National bank



Jury is Being Secured and Murder Trial Comes First.

The case of the state versus John W. Kastle, of this city, on the charge of killing his wife some months ago, will be the first criminal case to be tried in the district court at Winfield in the fall term, which opened at Winfield this morning. This case probably is the most interesting one on the docket this term. H. S. Hines is the attorney for the defendant and he has a large number of witnesses called to testify for Kastle.

The work of securing a jury for this case was begun this morning and additional jurors were drawn this afternoon. The most of the day today was taken up in motions in cases of various kinds. The murder case will begin tomorrow morning according to the clerk of the court, and all the witnesses are called to be on hand at that time. The line of defense is not known here at this time. Kastle has been in the county jail since the date of the killing here, being unable to make a bond.


The case of Dean Randol, on the charge of robbery in connection with the disappearance of the strong box at the express office in this city last winter, will be the next on the docket.

District court was busy today on motions and the securing of jurors for the term. There was a large crowd of attorneys and witnesses in the courthouse all day today.


The Midwest Tire Co., at 116 North Summit Street, have taken on the Dayton Tire Agency in this city. This they are selling in connection with the Goodrich tires. Mr. Mayfield, proprietor, received a big shipment of Dayton tires this morning.



A Store Robbery

The police were notified this morning that the grocery store of William Fultz, located at 415 West Birch Avenue, was broken into last night and that a quantity of goods has been stolen from the store. The goods taken included a case of lemon extract and some smoking tobacco and cigars. There seems to be no clue to the theft, according to the report of the police this morning.


Last Saturday night, while the proprietors and all the employees of the Kuntz Cash Clothiers were very busy waiting on the trade, and when the back door was open, someone entered the store and stole a suit of clothes which was left lying in the rear of the store. The suit had been sold to a young man and it was to have been taken to the tailors to be repaired. There is no clue to the thief, it was stated this morning.



Lease Highland Hall, Second Floor, Will Convert Into Lodge Room.

The Arkansas City Moose lodge, which is one of the largest fraternal organizations in the city at the present time, has contracted to lease the entire second floor of the Highland Hall block from J. F. Burford, and will convert this into a real up-to-date lodge hall and permanent quarters for the order. This lodge has been located in the Fifth Avenue theatre building for some time past; but recently this building was sold by the Moose to the local Masonic order. The owners of the Highland Block will put the second floor of the building in first class shape for the lodge and will expend at least $2,000 on the improvements of the place for the Moose alone. The Moose plan to have the place in readiness for occupancy by the lodge by Nov. 1, if everything goes well in the line of preparation. W. W. Brown has the contract to do the repair work there.

Since September fist, the Moose have held a campaign for membership under the supervision of J. F. McCracken. This campaign will close on Nov. 24, when they will hold the initiation of their new members and dedicate their new home. They will have with them at this time the national organizer, Jas. J. Davis, secretary of commerce and labor of the President Harding cabinet, and G. J. Gahan, of Moosehart, Ill.


Carl Kinslow was in the city over Sunday visiting with his family. Carl is stationed at Wellington now. He and J. B. Lantz recently purchased the Ford agency there and he is devoting his time at that business at present.



The Jury Secured and State is Presenting Its Testimony.

Late this afternoon a message from the county seat to the Traveler was to the effect that the J. W. Kastle murder trial was well in progress. The state is at present presenting its testi mony and it probably will take several days to complete the trial. In his opening statement to the jury, which was secured this morning, H. S. Hines, attorney for Kastle, stated that he expected to prove that the man shot and killed his wife in this city last winter, in self defense. He also stated that Mr. Kastle was the fifth husband of the woman, with whose murder he is charged. Hattie Franey of this city is assisting Mr. Hines in the defense.

There are no Arkansas City men on the jury in this case.



Police and Cafe Owner Looking For Man Named Taylor.

The police were asked late last night to assist in the search for a man by the name of Taylor, who is said to have taken a large sum of money from the Cozy Corner cafe, located at the corner of A street and Fifth avenue, last night. The proprietor of the cafe told the officers that Taylor, who has been working at the place for some time, was left in the room last night to do the night cleanup and scrubbing, and that he took the sum of $160.40 from the place and skipped town. He had not been found by the police this morning...offered $25 reward for arrest of the man suspected of stealing the money.



Taken From Farm House of Earl McKimpson, West of City.

Earl McKimpson reported to the police this morning that his Dodge roadster had been stolen at an early hour this morning from his home, several miles west of the city...1917 model, insured by Sturtz Investment Co. of this city...reward of $25 offered for the return of the car and the arrest or conviction of the thief.



Col. Lane in the City Today to Take Matter up Officially.

For the purpose of explaining all of the details of requirements for locating a battery of artillery at Arkansas City, Col. Mc Lane is here today from Topeka, representing Gen. Martin's office. There are five of these batteries still to be placed in Kansas, and the department looks upon Arkansas City as one of the best locations.

Aside from the enlisting of a company of 65 men, the main requirements are: a place to house the property and a suitable armory for drill, which can be rented by the state. After the enlistment of 50 men, the battery will be eligible for federal inspection.

The battery here will bring to the city property reaching the value of about a quarter of a million dollars in stores of supplies for the men, equipment for the battery, horses, etc., and there will be a nice little pay roll connected with the company.

The Kansas National Guard under the present laws are a part of the national army; in fact, the guards of the various states constitute the greater portion of the standing army of the United States.

The matter of putting in the battery of artillery here was taken up with the adjutant general's office by the chamber of commerce and Col. Mc Lane will go into detail regarding the necessary requirements at the meeting the chamber off commerce will hold this evening.


Drew Heavy Fine

The speed burst of Carl Wright in a race which cost Marion Lockard his life two months ago near Martha Washington school put a $250 dollar burden on Carl Wright of Arkansas City, who drove one of the racing cars. Wright pleaded guilty in district court this afternoon and was assessed the fine stated. He will have the costs to pay also and stands committed to jail until fine and costs are paid. He admitted having been in police court twice for speeding. It also came out that he ran into a cow on the road coming here this morning.



Defense Expected to Rest This Evening.Many Witnesses Heard.

Late today the case of the state versus J. W. Kastle was still on trial in the district court at Winfield, and it was reported that the defense probably would rest late this evening. Then comes the arguments and it is not known just how much time each side will be allowed in this regard. The defense put on a large number of character and other witnesses today. The state had rested its case last night, and the defense began its inning this morning.

It was stated yesterday that there were no Arkansas City men on the jury in this murder case, which occurred here, as J. W. Kastle and his wife lived here at the time of the shooting. Today it was learned from the clerk of the court that Fred Oliver, the grocer of this city, is one of the jurors in this case. The jury list is: G. H. Harris, C. E. Kistler, Fred Oliver, W. E. Holfan, I. Odenweller, C. C. Sitton, Ted Hefner, A. W. Althouse, D. F. Haines, C. K. Kukuk, J. M. Koeling, Lekis Taylor.

The defense has taken up the line of self defense all the way through, it is said, and H. S. Hines is making a strong plea for his client. The state witnesses yesterday included three Arkansas City policemen and Mrs. Agnes Malone, who worked in the Kastle store sometime before the killing. She was the first person to see the dead woman the morning after the shooting, and she told the same story as was given in the papers here at the time of the killing. It is probable that the testimony will be completed tomorrow and then the case will be given to the jury.

The next case on the docket is the Dean Randol case, on the charge of stealing a strong box containing money and jewels to the amount of $7,000 from the railway express office at the Santa Fe here last February.



Commander and Past Commander Local Legion Post Are Members.

The "military committee," a committee to take charge of and rush arrangements for the national guard battery for Arkansas City, was announced this morning by President Mierau of the chamber of commerce.

The committee is: Walter Oliverson, Robt. J. Cox, and Chas. Spencer. Mr. Oliverson is present commander of the American Legion post here and Mr. Cox was the first commander of the post.

The military committee will not carry rifles or wear Sam Browne belts, but it will turn heavy artillery of action on the arrangements for an organization of a National Guard Battery at Arkansas City. The committee is in action today and will try to put the matter through here before Independence can organize its company.



Routine Matters Taken Up, Battery and Other Plans Discussed.

The regular meeting of the Arkansas City chamber of commerce was held last night, beginning at 8 o'clock. The attendance was not large and it was suggested by the president it might be beneficial for the interests of Arkansas City if the members of the chamber would attend the meetings.

In the routine business of the meeting, the industries committee reported that it had met and discussed the pending light franchise matter, and later had conferred with the city commission, learning that no formal application had been brought before the city at that time by the Kansas Gas and Electric company. The committee further reported that such action had been taken since that time and that the matter would be taken up soon by the commission.

Under new business the matter of a battery as a part of the Kansas National Guard, to be located at Arkansas City, was introduced. This matter, it was stated, was taken up recently through the local post of the American Legion and the office of the chamber of commerce. Col. M. R. McLean, assistant adjutant general of Kansas, was present and was called upon to explain the requirements necessary for securing the company.

Col. McLean stated that his department was ready and would be much pleased to place a firing battery at Arkansas City if the necessary requirements were met; and that these requirements consisted only of finding a suitable armory, storage building, and stables which could be rented by the state at a reasonable charge within the allowance for that purpose and the further furnishing of the personnel of the company.

Col. McLean suggested that the chamber of commerce take the initiative by appointing a committee to work in conjunction with the American Legion and Rotary club and other organizations which might be interested, so that those interested could be brought together in action at once. The main thing to look after, he said, would be buildings for drill and storage or property, and stables for the thirty-two horses that would go with the Battery. Col. McLean said he was sure that Arkansas City has everything necessary for an ideal location, and that the personnel could be found in short order.

Col. McLean came here from Independence, where another Battery is to be stationed. He stated that the arrangements at Independence are at the same stage as here, that city being only one day in the start of Arkansas City.

There are five batteries and six other artillery organizations to be added to the National Guard forces in Kansas, Col. McLean said. One regiment has been completed and one battery has been organized for the second regiment at Salina, one is in porcess of organization at Lyons, and the start has been made at Independence and Arkansas City on other organizations.

It was voted by the chamber that a committee be appointed to start at once in cooperation with the American Legion on the definite location of the necessary buildings. The committee was not named last night.

W. B. Oliverson, commander of the local post of the American Legion, stated in the meeting that he was confident that the Legion post would get back of the movement promptly and that all arrangements could be made in short order. He said that membership in the Battery would be better and more varied training than in any other branch of the service.

At last night's meeting it was voted that the chamber of commerce request the Kansas Gas and Electric company to adopt the plan in Arkansas City of flashing the city lights each evening at 8 o'clock, correct central time, so that all time pieces may be corrected or the correctness verified once a day.


Col. M. R. McLean, who was here yesterday looking after the extension of the Kansas National Guard, was in France with the 35th division, which contained the National Guard from this state. He is a member of the American Legion post at Topeka and is very popular among the guard and the Legion members.


Two More Join

Chairman Guy Ecroyd of the Greater Arkansas City Ad Club, reported this morning that the committee has secured the names of two more local merchants who had joined the sales day proposition. They are:

Cornish Studio

W. N. Harris, of the Rexall Drug Store



W. M. Stryker's Car Taken from His Home Last Night.

W. M. Stryker, president of the Security National bank, and the police were endeavoring this morning to get some trace of the Cole eight car belonging to Mr. Stryker, which was stolen from in front of the Stryker residence, at 110 North B street, sometime during the night.

Mr. Stryker missed the car when he arose this morning and went out to get the car and drive to the bank. He has been in the habit of leaving the car in the street or on the driveway in the yard, leading to the garage, on account of having some goods stored in the garage building at present. It is the supposition that the thief or thieves pushed the car to the corner north of the home and then rolled it down the Central avenue hill, before starting the engine, and in this manner there would be no sounds which would arouse the suspicion of the owner or the neighbors. There seems to be no trace of the car today and the officers and the owner are at a loss to know in which direction the car was taken from the city. The Cole eight was almost two years old, and recently Mr. Stryker had spent $500 on repairs. He had intended to have the body painted at once. However, the car was in good shape, and the owner says it was about as good as new.

The insurance on the car, which is not enough to cover the loss, Mr. Stryker states, was carried with the Sturtz Investment Co. and L. A. Sturtz today joined in the search with the owner and the police in the attempt to locate the car and the thief.



Chamber of Commerce Hears All About Affair Last Night.

Col. M. R. McLean in the City to Explain and Committee of Three is at Work on Recruiting Today.

Arrangements are underway today to meet the requirements of the state and the government for recruiting and mustering into service a battery of artillery at Arkansas City. The American Legion post, the Chamber of Commerce, and the Rotary club are back of the movement to see that the plan is carried out in the least possible time. The town is being carefully canvassed for buildings for armory and storage of government property, and for stables to house the 32 head of horses that go with the battery.

It is believed by those who have looked into the matter that the work of recruiting the 65 men necessary for the battery here can be accomplished in short order. W. B. Oliverson, commander of the American Legion post here, has expressed belief that a large portion of the required number can come from members of the Legion. The plan to be followed is to form the company, select the officers, locate quarters which may be rented by the state, this work being done under direction of a local committee. Later General Martin of the adjutant general's offfice will look things over, arrangements will be approved and completed up to the point of federal inspection, which will be done by an officer directed here for the purpose from Washington.

There will be four commissioned officers, a captain, two first lieutenants, and one second lieutenant. These will be selected here and recommended for commissions.

The non-commissioned officers, which will be made by the captain commanding, will consist of one first sergeant, six additional sergeants, seven corporals, making a total of eighteen offficers commissioned and non-commissioned.

After the non-commissioned officers are made, out of the privates may be made a first cook, a chief mechanic, two horseshoers, a second cook, a saddler, and two mechanics. These places are looked upon as good jobs, as they come under the classification of specialist, 4th class, and receive pay on the basis of $47 per month, excepting in case of the cook. The cook is a big man, and under the new state law he is entitled to draw $2 per day straight when on duty.

The members of the Kansas national guard when on duty receive full pay. The following is the rate of pay per month that went into effect in this state in May of the present year.

1st grade master sergeant . . . . . $88.00

2nd grade first sergeant . . . . . . 63.60

3rd grade staff sergeant . . . . . . 54.00

4th grade sergeant . . . . . . . . . . 54.00

6th grade private, first class . . . 35.00

First class privates may be given rating as specialists in six different classes with the following monthly pay: First class, $60; second class, $55; third class, $55; fourth class, $47; fifth class, $43; sixth class, $38.

In the seventh grade, consisting of privates, they may be given a rating of specialists in six different classes and draw following pay per month: Specialists, first class, $55; second class, $50; third class, $45; fourth class, $42; fifth class, $38; sixth class, $33.

The equipment which will be furnished by the government for the battery will reach about $250,000 in value. The quartermaster's department will have a large supply of clothing, tentage, mess equipment, a rolling kitchen, and ration and water carts.

The ordnance will have four .75 mm guns, two machine guns, 126 .45 Colt automatic pistols, 30 rifles, and all of the caissons, wagons, armament, and equipment necessary. There will be a large amount of equipment for the signal department.

At other places in the state where batteries have already been placed, they have been used locally in various parades, on decoration day and for military funerals, and have become a matter of city pride.

It is expected to make a record in Arkansas City in meeting all requirements and getting the company established.


Dodge Car Found

The Dodge roadster which was stolen from the home of Earl McKimpson, of west of the city Monday night, ws found today on the Jarvis hill northeast of the city and it is burned to ruins. Most of the fixtures, including three of the tires, had been taken from the car. This car was insured with the Sturtz Investment Co..



John Kastle May Get Three Years or as Low as Six Months.

The jury in the case of the state versus John W. Kastle, on trial in the district court at Winfield, on the charge of killing his wife in this city on February 26, 1921, returned a verdict this afternoon at 3:15 o'clock, after being out since nine o'clock this morning, and the verdict was manslaughter in the third degree. According to the Kansas statute, this may mean a sentence in the penitentiary of not to exceed three years, or a sentence in the county jail, of not less than six months. Sentence will be passed on the defendant at the close of the present term of court.

H. S. Hines, assisted by Hattie Franey, defended Kastle in the trial of this case. The testimony and the arguments were completed last night and the jury was then excused until 9 o'clock this morning. At that hour the jury began deliberations on the testimony. The exact wording of the verdict was as follows.

"We, the jury empaneled and sworn in the above entitled cause, do upon our oaths find the defendant guilty of manslaughter in the third degree, in the unlawful killing of Arlena Kastle by the use of a dangerous weapon, in the heat of passion, without a design to effect death, as charged in the information.L. A. Taylor, foreman."


The Randol Case

The case of the state versus Dean Randol was on trial this afternoon. Arkansas City readers are well versed in the case, as it is the famous matter of the disappearance of the strong box and money and jewels valued at over $7,000, and taken from the railway express office here last February. Atkinson and Pringle of this city are defending, and County Attorney Fink is prosecuting. The state was submitting testimony late this afternoon and was expected to rest tonight. The jury on this case is composed of the following: A. C. Newman, Frank Ballein, C. A. Bartlow, Geo. Koons, John Anderson, J. J. Winsett, S. M. Wilkins, W. A. Griffin, A. E. Hon. E. N. Rice, Geo. Wright, and J. A. Conrad.



Local Post Go Limit in Helping Organize Battery for A. C.

The purpose of establishing a National Guard battery in Arkansas City was strongly endorsed by the American Legion at a meeting of the local post last night. It was decided by the post to get behind the movement and help make a record on completing all arrangements for the battery and securing the personnel necessary.

With this in view a special committee will be appointed from the Legion post to work in conjunction with the Chamber of Commerce committee in devising ways and means of completing the battery organization and meeting all requirements in the shortest possible time.



"If I Shot Her, I Didn't Know it," He Testified.

"If I hot her, I don't remember," declared John Kastle Wednesday afternoon, testifying on his own behalf in his trial for the murder of his wife last February at Arkansas City, says the Courier.

He told of drinking a last glass of vanilla extract and "appleju" and of becoming drowsy. He remembered no more, he said, till he woke up next morning beside the corpse of his wife.

The woman had been shot through the head as she lay on the bed, her head on the pillow. The shooting had been with an automatic pistol, calibre 38. Testimony by other witnesses and by admission of Kastle, established that Kastle had bought this pistol on February 14.

Kastle went into detail as to the troubles he had had with his wife for a number of years, troubles which became intensified after he had started the grocery on May 1st last year. He described her as nagging, fault finding, and jealous. She threatened to kill him many times, he stated.

On the night of the murder, the Kastles had some company in the evening and an hour or so was spent in playing auction bridge. Vanilla extract and appleju were supplied to plenty from the store and all of them were drinking.

When the company had left, Mrs. Kastle began to quarrel with him again, he stated. She made him go to the store and get some more vanilla for her to drink. She had poured out two glasses of the drink and they had drank. Then he became drowsy and knew no more till next morning.

Kastle testified that before going for more vanilla, he had protested that she had had enough and that she should go to bed. "She went into the kitchen and put some water on the stove to heat, and she said, 'I'm not going to bed. I'm going to heat water and scald you. You ______'!" Kastle said. He said he had no thought of killing her at any time.

He began to drink vanilla last October, he said. Somebody told him vanilla was good for the nerves. He tried it, and found it had a soothing effect. After that he drank as often as his nerves needed quieting. This became several times a day so that it got so he would drink a dozen bottles a day, at times.

Before Kastle was put on the stand, a large number of witnesses were called by the defense to testify as to the disagreeable disposition of Mrs. Kastle as regarded Kastle, and as to her making threats on his life. Kastle was placed on the stand about two o'clock this afternoon. At press time he was still under cross examination.


One more name was added to the Greater Arkansas City Ad club today. It is the Hill-Howard Motor Co., and this firm will offer real bargains in autos on the first sale day, the first Monday in November.







Y. W. C. A. Bible Study

The Young Women's Christian Association is offering a course in Bible study for any girls who care to take up the study. Different courses are offered and will be held for the next few months. Any girl wishing to take up the study may call the secretary at the Y. W. and she will be glad to give any information concerning the courses desired.


Entertain Business Girls

Mrs. A. J. Hunt will be hostess at a party given for the girls of the Business College at the Y. W. C. A. this evening. The party is to welcome the girls of the college and have them make the Y. W. their home. Games and music are planned for the evening and refreshments will be served, with a committee of the business college girls assisting.



Considered Great Victory for Attorneys for the Defendant.

The verdict of the state vs. John W. Kastle, charged with murder in the first degree, is a distinct victory for H. S. Hines, attorney in charge, and Hattie Franey, who assisted him. The jury returned a verdict yesterday afternoon, which was given in last evening's paper, finding Kastle guilty of manslaughter in the third degree.

J. W. Kastle, on the night of February 26th, 1921, at his home in the Sleeth addition, shot his wife three times and killed her. There was no one present who witnessed the deed, and when Kastle awoke from his drunken sleep on the morning of the 27th and found his wife dead beside him, it was patent in the eyes of the public that he had murdered his wife some time during the night.

Kastle kept a little store in the Sleeth addition, and the evidence showed at the trial that both he and his wife were in the habit of partaking of intoxicants. Kastle was arrested, and for several days after his arrest and incarceration, he appeared to be in a dazed condition. He did not seem to realize what he had done, how he did it, and when he did it. At the preliminary in this city, he was bound over to the district court and his bond was fixed at $12,000. Later the district court reduced the bond to $7,000, but he was unable to give it.

Kastle's story to his lawyer was to the effect that on the night of the murder, his wife was drinking and threatened to scald him with a kettle of hot water. She told him to go to the store and get some extracts, during the evening, and threatened if he didn't, she would proceed to scald him, as above stated. He finally went to the store and got the extract and returned to his home.

In the meantime, Mrs. Kastle had taken a bottle of apple-ju and poured it into two glasses. Upon his return she took the stuff he had brought from the store and emptied and mixed the contents into the glasses containing the apple-ju. He drank one glass and she drank the other. He claims that from that time he doesn't remember anything distinctly. Soon after drinking the mixture, he became drowsy, went to sleep, and just what happened he is unable to recall.

The state took the grounds that Kastle deliberately killed his wife, shooting her while in bed, and consequently was guilty of murder. The defense observed three points of defense. One was that the shooting was committed in self-defense; the second, the deed was done during a temporary fit of insanity; and the thirrd was that it was possibly done by someone else. Evidence was introduced showing that Kastle and his wife quarrelled and Mrs. Kastle frequently threatened to kill him, and a sufficient amount of evidence got before the court to create a doubt in the minds of the jury that deliberate murder was committed. The bullet from the first shot fired took effect in Mrs. Kastle's upper lip and passed straight back to the vertebrae, indicating she was standing up. If she had been lying down, the bullet would have had a slanting passage.

Only two points of the defense was permitted to go before the jury. One was self defense; and the other was the possibil-ity of someone else having committed the crime. The penalty for manslaughter in the third degree range from six months in the county jail to three years in the penitentiary.



Some Work Now Under Way On Homes and New Business Blocks.

The plans have been completed by Wm. L. McAtee, the Arkansas City architect, for a commodious and modern residence building to be erected in the 300 block on South B [?? HARD TO READ] street. This residence building is to be the new home of R. T. Keefe and from the plans it will be one of the most attractive homes in the city.

The style of architecture will be on the California bungalow order and it will be built of brick and hollow tile material, with tile roof having an aeroplane effect. The plans provide for eight rooms very tastefully arranged, for ventilation, steam heating, and every modern convenience.

Work on this new home is to be started at once and the intention is to complete it as soon as possible.

The first of next week the plans will be ready for the new business block to be built by W. R. Ranney in the 300 block on South Summit street. This building will be of brick and hollow tile construction, and will have a 75-foot frontage. There will be a 25-foot store building in the center and two 12-foot rooms on each side, so that it will accommodate five business firms. It it understood that most of these rooms have been spoken for by prospective tenants.

Work on the Keefe-LeStourgeon company's new building, to be erected in the 700 block on North Summit street, is to be started in a short time now. A part of this building will be used for an ice and cold storage depot by the ice company, and there will also be a room for a market.

There has been some protest made against this kind of a building being put up in the 700 block by residents in that part of town, it is understood. Architect McAtee stated this morning that the plans for the building are so arranged that it will not detract from the appearnce of the block. It will be used as supply storage for the north part of the city, not as a shipping point which will have any trackage, it is said.

Plans are being drawn at the office of Mr. McAtee for the remodeling of the James B. Lantz residence at 405 North C street.



Jury Returns Verdict in Express Robbery Case in 40 Minutes.

Two Detectives Testified That Randol Had Made ConfessionHe Denied This on the Witness Stand.

The jury which heard the testimony in the case of the state versus Dean Randol, in the district court at Winfield, on the charge of stealing the strong box containing money and jewels from the express office at the Santa Fe station here on the night of December 28, 1920, this morning returned a verdict of not guilty of the charge. The jury was out about 40 minutes. The case was given to the jury shortly before ten o'clock this morning, after the arguments in the case were completed. Each side was given 20 minutes for argument. The testimony was all in last night when court adjourned. It is reported from the court today that two of the Santa Fe detectives, Gregg and Tutton, testified that Randol had made a confession of the robbery some time ago; and Randol, on the stand in his own behalf, testified that he did not make any confession and that he did not leave the picture show on the eventful night. The prosecution was made up principally of circumstances, and the jury seemed to take Randol's word as to the transactions of the case on that night.

C. J. Abbott, of St. Louis, chief special agent for the American Railway Express Co., who was in the city after the robbery and who gave out the story of the finding of the strong box and its contents, at the time, was not at the trial. It is said that he could not be found for service in this case. C. T. Atkinson and Tom Pringle defended Randol in this trial. Randol was formerly employed by the city here as a policeman.


Robbery of the express office at the Santa Fe station at Arkansas City last November, is the charge upon which Dean Randol, of that place, is being tried by a jury in district court. He is accused of carrying away the strong box in which valuables are carried from the uptown office of the company to the station office in order to meet the train. The box, unopened and with its contents intact, was removed about a week after the robbery and turned over, it is said, by Randol himself.

On the afternoon before the evening of the robbery, the express company received a shipment of a considerable amount of money and a shipment of jewels amounting in all to several thousand dollars, the testimony shows. These valuable packages were placed in the strong box and later taken to the station office. Randol was an employee of the express company, being a driver of one of the delivery wagons.

Tracing Randol's movements, the state showed that he had gone with his wife to a picture show that evening at seven o'clock. At the show he excused himself and left the theatre. Shortly after this Randol was seen sitting in an automobile in the rear of the Santa Fe station. A little later he returned to the theatre. Clerks who worked the southbound train, about half past seven, testified that the box was in the "cage" in the office when they went out to work the express on the train. When they came back some fifteen or twenty minutes later, they found the cage had been opened, the back door had been opened, and the box was gone.

Santa Fe and express special agents were put on the case. After several days of investigation, the box was found, as stated. The detectives gave out to the press a story that the valuables had been found in the attic of the old hotel back of the station; and that the safe had been found in the canal in the south part of town. The tip for finding them had come from a Greek shoe shining parlor in Wichita, it was asserted. Express employees, who had been under observation, were given a clean bill by the chief of detectives for the express company.

Randol, however, it was stated at the time, had become so enraged at being even suspected of having committed the crime, that he had resigned his job. Gradually other circumstances leaking out led the county attorney to suspect Randol and an investigation was started.

Testimony at the trial goes on to develop that Randol under the sweating process on the night on which the box was recovered was closeted for a time with the chief detective. Then Randol and the detective left the house unaccompanied by other detectives or officers; and in a short time, the box was loaded into a car near the old hotel building back of the station, and was hauled back to the express office. Witnesses testifying to seeing the box at that time stated that it was not wet or muddy; and that it was as it was when it left the office. The box was opened there, and the valuable packages were found intact.

The theory of the county attorney is that Randol, finding himself in a tight place, had confessed to the detective on a promise that the property would be returned and that a fake story should be framed up to account for finding it. In this way, the express company would be saved from any loss. Randol was then to have a chance to get angry and resign, thus saving his reputation in the community. The detective is out of the state and cannot be subpoenaed as a witness to substantiate the theory of the confession.


A Correction

Friends of Dean Randol, who was on trial in the district court at Winfield, yesterday, on the charge of stealing the strong box from the Santa Fe express office in this city, and who was acquitted by a jury, called at the Traveler office today to say that some of the statements published in this paper in regard to the trial were not correct. The Traveler gathered the story of the case from Winfield parties, who should know the facts, and from the attorneys in the case; and has no desire to make any misstatements in the matter, or to give Randol the worst of it when the jury says he was not guilty of the charge.

Friends of the defendant say that the two detectives did not testify that Randol made a confession in their presence. They also say the strong box was not in the Randol house and never had been, but was produced by the detective, Abbott. Randol, they say, was not discharged from the employ of the express company here; and he had made arrangements to move to Kaw City 30 days before this case was ever started.



Military Committee May Get Suitable Headquarters on South First Street.

The matter of settling upon a location for the headquarters for a National Guard battery in Arkansas City will be delayed a few days. The military committee has been negotiating with Keefe and LeStourgeon for the building formerly occupied by the Polar Ice company. This building, in the opinion of the committee, could be remodeled for storage of arms and supplies and for stables; and if the company can be induced to build a suitable place for a drill room, adjoining, very satisfactory quarters could be arranged there for the battery.

The company is considering the proposition; but has reached no decision, as yet, although it is understood that they look in favor upon the matter. Mr. LeStourgeon will be Topeka on next Monday and Tuesday; and while there, will have a conference with General Martin. After his conference with the adjutant general of the state, his company will be able to reach a decision.



A Hung Jury, One Conviction, and Sonny Jones Now On Trial.

District court at Winfield was still grinding away today on the large criminal docket and the case on trial this morning was that of the state versus Sonny Jones, a negro of this city, on the charge of assault committed some time ago. Testimony in this case was being taken as late as noon and it was expected that it would be completed and go to the jury late in the day.

The cases on trial Saturday were state versus Herbert Cornelison, the charge of robbing the Interurban office in Winfield of some small change some time ago, and state versus Wilson and Harvey, on the charge of attempting to steal an auto off the main street in Winfield several months ago. Sunday morning the jury was discharged, having failed to agree, and it is reported here that the twelve men stood 6 to 6. The case probably will be tried again at the next term of court.

Cornelison is a Geuda Springs lad and he was arrested at Winfield shortly after the alleged robbery, for the reason that he had a lot of small change on his person at the time. His contention was that he won the "chicken feed" in a crap game at Grenola, Kansas. He did not take the witness stand. The evidence shhowed that he was seen near the interurban station on the morning of the robbery, according to a report in the Winfield Free Press. The evidence was circumstantial and therefore the jury failed to agree on a verdict.

Case of state versus Wilson and Harvey was completed late Saturday and the jury was excused until nine o'clock this morning. Shortly after being sent out to deliberate on the case this morning, the jury returned a verdict of guilty as charged in the information. These two young men said to be strangers in the county seat will be sentenced at the close of the present term of court. They were captured by the officers of Winfield on the night of the alleged attempted robbery, after two other men of that city had noticed them trying to start the car and putting the officers onto them.



Sheriff's Force Arrested "Bill" Wallace and Seized Wet Goods.

Party of "Visitors" at the Place East of the City Held as Witnesses in the State Court at Winfield.

Last Saturday evening the sheriff's force from Winfield, assisted by officers from this city, raided the "Bill" Wallace place east of Arkansas City; and in the dragnet, the following wet goods were seized and taken to the county seat town to be held as evidence against the alleged owner: 11 cases of what the officers term "home brew", a quantity of empty cases, and ma-terial said to be used in the making of the brew, four fifty-gallon barrels of wine, one five-gallon demijohn filled with wine, four fifty-gallon barrels, each of which was about one- half full of wine, and one sixteen-gallon barrel of wine.

Wallace was arrested and taken with the wet goods to Winfield, where he will stand trial in justice court of Judge O'Hare at a later date. The warrant in this case was sworn to by County Attorney Ellis Fink, of the county seat, upon information furnished by city and county officers, according to the report of the officers in this city. In the dragnet there were a number of people taken in charge at the Wallace home and who will be held as witnesses in the alleged booze case. The names of the witnesses as given to the Traveler by one of the local officers who was with the sheriff's force at the time, are as follows, but there is no means of knowing at this time whether or not the names are all real or whether they are fictitious names.

Mary Smith, Wichita; Alice Lake, 710 North A Street, Arkansas City; Maud Jones, Winfield; A. Baker, 925 South Second Street, Arkansas City; Clayton Dunbar, Newkirk; Chas. Hamm, Winfield; W. H. Jones, Tulsa, Oklahoma; C. C. Thorp, rural route, Arkansas City; T. B. Adams, 619 North C Street, Arkansas City; J. M. Borban, Wichita; Many Smith, Arkansas City; Mary Smith, Arkansas City; Ellis Cummins, Arkansas City.

The raid on Saturday night was made about 8 o'clock by Sheriff Chas. Goldsmith, Undersheriff Don Goldsmith, both of Winfield, and Deputy Sheriff Fred Eaton and the "old wheel horse," Ed Pauley, of this city. The start to the alleged booze cellar was made from this city and the raid was successfully pulled off, as stated above. This is considered to be the most successful catch in this county since the rigid prohibition laws went into effect; and it is said that the officers have had the place under suspicion for some time.

There were bottles, glasses, and pitchers of the alleged beverages at the wine cellar when the officers called and were said to be all ready for service, in a room between the wine room and the cellar. All these items were confiscated also, and all were taken to the county seat to be held in the county jail until the day of the trial of the man who is said to be the owner. There was a quantity of the wine found in short plain bottles capped and wrapped in paper, ready for a "rush", the officers report. The alleged bar tender was loaded into the sheriff's car, after he had made an attempt to destroy some of the evidence by throwing the bottles against the rocks, and the wet goods were placed on a large truck and hauled to Winfield that night.

Officers report that the wine cellar was locked with a combination lock, and the alleged owner wanted one hundred dollars to unlock the door. Wallace said it would cost the county a lot of money to fix the place up again, after the door was opened, but the sheriff and his force took his word for that statement.

On several different occasions in the past few months, the Traveler has been informed by parties riding east of the city that there was a great deal of joy riding in that direction; and it was said some time ago that on the return trip, the young folks and others who motored in that direction came in making lots of noise, generally. The Traveler has made mention of the alleged joy riding and the alleged booze joint east of the city on account of the reports coming to the city from that vicinity.

The location of the Wallace farm is eight miles east of the city, and near the town of Cameron. Local officers report some funny instances in connection with the case of Saturday night, one of which was the fact that Wallace evidently misunderstood the order to load the wet goods into the truck and he began to break the bottles on the rocks. Policeman Pauley discovered this transaction while the other officers were otherwise engaged and stopped this procedure. Officers report that a well known Arkansas City man drove up to the place hurriedly, while the raid was on, and taking in the situation at a glance, he said he wanted water for the radiator of his car. He was told to help himself and after securing the water, he beat a hasty retreat from the alleged booze farm. There were other parties in the car, beside the driver; but the occupants were seen face to face, as the officers had no charge against them in connection with the case.


W. H. Parman, who has truck gardens and green houses north of Kansas avenue, presented the editor of the Traveler today with a beautiful bouquet of dahlias. Mr. Parman says that he has a large number of these flowers growing outside at this time. Mr. Parman also has an acre of radishes, which he is harvesting and marketing. If anything, the fall radishes have a better taste than those raised in the spring.



For Fortieth Annual Convention of A. H. T. A.


Business Sessions of Order Will Begin Tomorrow


An Open Meeting to be Held Wednesday Morning to Which Public is Cordially Invited.

Arkansas City is entertaining many visitors from over the state today on account of the fortieth annual session of the A. H. T. A. being held in this city. The business sessions of the state convention will not start until tomorrow so that the visitors have given all their time today to meeting each other and the people of Arkansas City, and being entertained by the convention town folks.

One of the first things mentioned by the state secretary of the association, in speaking about the sessions for tomorrow, was the fact of the morning Wednesday session being an open meeting, and one which it is very much desired to have the public attend. "Tell everybody in Arkansas City," said Mr. McCarty, secretary of the association, "That we want to see them at the Wednesday morning meeting." After the Wednesday forenoon meeting, the sessions will be closed business sessions only attended by the delegates and members of the organization. The sessions will be held in the auditorium of the new high school building.

The session for Wednesday afternoon will be one of the most interesting to the majority of the delegates as the matters of nominations for state officers, nominations for national delegates, and the selection of a place for next year's meeting will come up and be disposed of.

Organization With a History

The A. H. T. A. has been in existence for 67 years, having been started before the civil war. The story of the inception of the organization was recalled by Secretary McCarty while talking with a Traveler reporter yesterday evening.

In the month of October of 1854, Mr. McCarty relates, there was a most active and annoying gang of horse thieves operating with headquarters in Clark County in the northeast corner of Missouri. In that county also were some strong hearted men who believed that law and order must prevail.

As a result of study and planning as to how property in that part of the country could be protected and the gang of thieves broken up, a man named Major David McKee and five associates met in a little log school house and organized themselves together under the name of "Anti-Horsethief Association," at a conference held at Luray, in Clark County, Missouri. That is how the association got its name. Major McKee added to their association, and in the end drove the gang of thieves out. Just what disposal was made of the gang has not been made a part of the history of the organization; but whatever it was, it broke them of the habit of stealing their neighbors' horses.

The success of Maj. McKee and his little band of associates in maintaining law and order up there in the corner of Missouri induced other localities to follow their lead. In other localities A. H. T. A. bunches were formed. The idea spread into Iowa and Illinois. Up until 1881 every sub-order organized was taken into one association, and then at the national meeting held at Keokuk, Iowa, the association was separated into state divisions giving charters to Kansas, Iowa, Missouri, and Illinois. And at present there are two divisions in Oklahoma and one in Arkansas.

In a Kansas Dugout

The first association in Kansas was organized by a few neighbors in Republic County in 1876. These men met in a dugout, which was the home of one of the organizers, and formed the sub-order, which is today local No. 74, although for the first five years it held that number in the national association.

Members of the order who attend a state meeting now days, where they congregate by the hundreds and thousands, where everything is prepared in advance for their meeting, place, and entertainment, can scarcely realize what the first state convention in Kansas was like. That convention was held at Humboldt, and it had a total of seven delegates. These men arrived in Humboldt with no one to meet them and no place arranged for holding a meeting; but they made a start and went on record with the first annual convention.

Membership From Many Callings

In the present days the membership of the A. H. T. A. is made up from all of the walks of life almost. The farmer, the ranchman, and the banker are represented in the association; and the merchant, minister, lawyer, and doctor. It is an organization for the protection of the members, for the general upholding of law and order, and at present includes social features.

The horse, which was the particular object of personal property that caused the first organization, is no longer in the foreground, having given the right-of-way for the automobile; but the association protects alike all personal property, and stands for personal justice and freedom as well.

Secretary's Years of Service

The present state secretary, G. J. McCarty, who is also treasurer, has seen many years of service in the state association. He is now finishing his 19th year as state secretary, and has been a member of the organization in Kansas for the past 24 years; and for several years served on the state executive committee. Mr. McCarty first became a member of the A. H. T. A. in Iowa in 1879. At present he is now a member of sub-order No. 86, Coffeyville.

Notes From Convention Crowds

Senator Alfred Docking, of Manhattan, who was a delegate to the national A. H. T. A. convention recently held at Newkirk, is here attending the Arkansas City meeting.


President John W. Lapham, of Chanute, was not among the earlier arrivals, but is expected to arrive today. Mr. Lapham has been president of the state association for the past two years.


Parsons is accredited with being the largest sub-order in the state, having about 500 members. Chanute comes next with a slightly smaller membership. Each one of these locals has 20 delegates to the state convention.


The main body of the Coffeyville and Parsons delegates are expected to arrive this evening.


Bert Williamson, of Newton, who has the honor of being an ex-president of both the state and national association, is expected to arrive today to attend the 40th annual session.


Colon Gray of Sterling was among the early arrivals last night, also Fred Graham of Peabody.


Sylvan Miller and H. J. Wagner of Humboldt were among the first registrations this morning.


The registration headquarters is in the banquet room at the Osage Hotel, and is in charge of the local association.


T. J. Sargent, of Newkir, an ex-president of the national association, will be among the visitors here tomorrow.


Mrs. Alexander, Mrs. Miller, and Miss Allen of Pittsburg arrived last night as the first visitors among the Auxiliary contingent. Mrs. Miller was secretary of the auxiliary's state organization until last year.


C. H. Hare of Coffeyville, a member of the present state executive committee of the A. H. T. A. and also state organizer, was one of the first to reach the headquarters at the Osage Hotel last night.


Vice President W. C. Salome arrived in Arkansas City last night to attend the convention. Mr. Salome's home is at Mt. Hope.


A message was received here this morning by Chas. Peek, from President Lapham, stating that Frank Smith, chief of police of Cleveland, Ohio, and a prominent man in police training, will arrive in Arkansas City tomorrow morning and will make an address before the A. H. T. A. convention, probably tomorrow forenoon, on how he trains his police force.



To Bill Bottorff: Do you think the story will ever end on Wright & Norton re killing of Siverd? Am sending a copy of story below blocked out...See Traveler 4...labeling Kay gave paper. MAW


Arkansas City Daily Traveler, Tuesday, October 18, 1921.


Story That Former Kansas Convict Was Taken In Oklahoma.

The liquor trail by which Morgan Wright went wrong, and which led him to kill Capt. Hugh H. Siverd, here in October, twenty-eight years ago, appears to have enticed his feet into crooked ways again, it might be gathered from a story in the Oklahoman. A special dispatch from Ponca City is authority for the statement that Wright was recently taken by federal officers in a raid near that place. The charge against him is left to inference.

The raid was on a log farm house somewhere in that locality, it would seem from the story which is hazy as to time and place. Wright and several other men were taken. The officers found a still in the house, the story says. Whether Wright was making whiskey or was only drinking in the place, is not stated.

Wright and Wilbur Norton were convicted of the murder of Captain Siverd. The killing took place on the corner of the Cowley County National, where a bronze star marks the spot. They were sentenced to be hanged; but under the laws then existing, this meant only a life sentence. After serving about twenty years, they were pardoned, or paroled. Wright went to his people in Oklahoma; Norton to Illinois.Courier.




Body of Chas. Donovan Started From New York Today.

Word was received in the city this morning that the body of Charles Donovan, who was killed in the world war in France, had been shipped from New York and it is expected to arrive here on Friday or Saturday. Upon the arrival of the body in this city, arrangements for a military funeral will be made. In fact, a part of the arrangements have been completed already. The services will be held on Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock, in the Sacred Heart Catholic church. Rev. Father Daveren, of Walnut, Kansas, will have charge of the services in the church. Father Daveren is a former army chaplain and is quite well known here. The local American Legion post will have a part in the services and Chas. Donovan will be given a military burial here. Post Commander W. B. Oliverson requests that all those who can furnish cars to go to the cemetery that day notify either him or the Oldroyd undertaking firm. The body will be taken to Oldroyd's upon its arrival here, to await the day of the funeral and burial.

Chas. Donovan was a former resident of this city and his parents reside on North Third street.


New Cigar Factory

Russell B. Scott, late of Chicago and San Diego, California, is in the city for the purpose of locating here, with an up-to-date cigar factory. He has secured a room at 116 North Summit street and within two weeks he expects to have his stock of tobacco here and be ready for business. He will make Scotty's Big Four, a four for 25 cents cigar, and also the Xtragood cigar, for selling at ten cents, or three for 25 cents. Mr. Scott comes here with splendid recommendations and he intends to locate here permanently.



Al G. Wright Buys Boyer-Bredenkamp-McNabb Stock.

The hardware stock of the Boyer-Bredenkamp-McNabb company was purchased yesterday evening by Al G. Wright, a popular traveling salesman who has represented the Weyeth Hardware company of St. Joseph in the past, and who has a good many acquaintances and friends in Arkansas City.

Mr. Wright did not buy the implements that have been with the stock, but he will retain the present stand of the Boyer-Bredenkamp-McNabb company, and will conduct an up-to- date hardware store.

"I like Arkansas City," Mr. Wright said last night, "and I want to get off of the road so that I can spend more time with my family. I am going to give all my time to conducting a first class hardware house in Arkansas City."

Mr. Wright's family at present is located in Anthony, but will move here as soon as arrangements can be made.



Boyer-Bredenkamp-McNabb Hardware Co.



Twenty Years Ago.

Among the delegates to the A. H. T. A. convention which closes here today were a number of men who could recount some lively times in the past in connection with the work of the association. Some of these occurrences are still remembered by many of the citizens of this part of the state.

A Montgomery County man told the story while here of a chase which lasted quite a long time and ended by the forced killing. Down in Montgomery County a fellow brought his wife home to her father, deserting her there, and leaving on a mule stolen from his father-in- law. It was probably worth a mule to get rid of that kind of a son-in-law, but the mule happened to be under the protection of the A. H. T. A., and the thief, while as slippery as thieves are ever made, found there was no such thing as getting clear away. After he had done some clever dodging, he was located in the Panhandle in Texas, and brought by a sheriff back as far as Winfield.

He escaped from the sheriff there and the chase was on again. Notices were out everywhere to the members of the A. H. T. A., and they were all on the lookout for the wanted man. Escaping at Winfield, he had rode away on a race horse, so he was well mounted. He was seen occasionally by some member of the association, and after dodging here and there, he applied for work on a ranch in the Indian Territory. The ranchman was himself a member of the A. H. T. A., and he had received a description of the horse thief, and knew the fellow as soon as he saw him. He gave the thief a job in the hay field; notified the sheriff of Montgomery County, and kept the fellow busy until the officers could get there. The sheriff and a deputy U. S. marshal, dropped into the neighborhood and tried to take the thief by surprise; but he saw them in time to roll off the hay stack and draw his gun. The sheriff and marshal started around the stack in different directions. As the thief threw down on the sheriff, the deputy marshal shot him before he could fire at the other officer. It was either the life of the sheriff or the horse thief.

The story illustrates the benefits of the association in locating and capturing criminals. The fellow wanted in Montgomery County was a hard man to catch. But there were association members everywhere, and they all had a description of the man wanted. He might get away time after time, but he would always be seen by some other member and reported.

Under the broad spread of the organization now planned, the auto thief may find things quite as difficult as the horse thief of the past.


"This convention desires to go on record as appreciating the message delivered by our speaker, Honorable Frank Smith, chief of police of Cleveland, Ohio, dealing with his school for policemen and his modern methods of handling crime in one of the best police cities of the world.

"We desire to protest against the use by any railroad of liquid materials sprayed over its right-of-way to destroy vegetation that is destructive of animal life both wild and domestic animals and request that our officers take this up with the railroad company.

"Resolved, that we positively disapprove of the control in the public affairs in the state or nation of people who are not naturalized citizens of the United States, but are still citizens of foreign countries. We endorse one hundred percent Americanism and the exclusion of all foreign influences that would tend to destroy it.

"We favor a positive educational campaign among the schools of our state that shall bring into play all the deterrent influences possible among our citizenship looking toward the prevention of crime and its attendant evils.

"We urge that the organization in this state influence that uniform laws be passed in the group of states covered by our order regarding the registration of automobiles, with adequate penalties for non-compliance, making it easier to trace, locate, and recover cars and thereby to capture and convict the thief.

"Resolved, that we condemn the suggestiveness of many of the moving picture films that depict crime by low, lewd, base suggestions showing the success of participants in daring holdups, bank robberies, etc., and urge that such be restrained.

"Be it resolved that this convention very urgently condemns the practice of delegates leaving the hall, and remaining away, while the convention is in session.

"Resolved, that we ask the national order to change the constitution so that the ladies are admitted to full membership in our order.

"Realizing the financial stress at this time, we nevertheless go on record as favoring that just as soon as the right time comes, we shall put the subscription price of the A. H. T. A. News at some stipulated amount into the membership dues so that every family receive the paper."

On request of the auxiliary, the resolution for changing the constitution to admit women to the A. H. T. A. was reconsidered, and tabled temporarily until the matter could be considered and decided upon by the ladies of the auxiliary.


Moves Popcorn Stand

Mrs. Edna Zerber is moving her popcorn stand, which has been at the Rex theatre all summer, to 110 South Summit street, the first door north of Hockday's. Mrs. Zerber will also open a fruit and candy stand in connection with the popcorn stand, but will still furnish the corn for the Rex theatre. Mrs. Zerber formerly had her stand at the Strand; but in the new location and with the additional fruit stand, it will help her greatly in serving her many customers and will also increase her business.


Ed Morris was in the city today from Wichita on a business visit. [QUESTION: IS THIS THE SAME ED MORRIS WHO OPPOSED WILLIAMS AND HILL GETTING HANGAR?]


Miller Waist Shop Sold.

Alfred Stettheimer has taken over the waist shop in the Osage hotel, formerly known as the Miller Waist Shop. This exclusive shop is patterned after the Stettheimer shop in

Wichita and will carry a full line of everything in ready-to-wear and small furnishings. The shop will still be in charge of Miss Gatwood Heck. Mr. Stettheimer says that the shop will be exlusive in style, as their prices are made to suit their customers, and those who patronize their shop.



Mash, Liquor, and Parts of a Still Are Found on Arkansas River.

About twenty gallons of mash, a gallon of corn whiskey in jars, and a gallon of the same in a glass jug were taken by the sheriff in a raid on Ray Vaughn's place on the Arkansas river a mile north and about five miles west of Martha Washington school last night. Vaughn lives on a farm belonging to H. P. Hansen at the bend of the river. The mash and jars of liquor were found in the cellar of the house. The jug was found in the weeds across the road. Some coils and other parts of a still were found hidden in the hay in the stable.Courier.


Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Seeley are in the city from Russell, Kansas, on a visit with relatives and friends. He is the father of Ray Seeley of the Fitch Music Co., and he may decide to locate in Arkansas City again. Mr. Seeley has been on a large ranch near Russell, with another son, Earl, for some time past; but it is the belief of his friends here that he is longing to be back in the best city in the state of Kansas again.



G. A. R. Protests Against Removal of Flag From Cemetery.

Plumbers Also Before City Board Today to Discuss Ordinance Regarding the City Inspection.

The regular weekly meeting of the board of city commissioners was held at the city building beginning at 10 o'clock this morning.

Representatives of the Arkansas City post of the G. A. R. were present in force, to protest on an action taken in cleaning up the cemeteries wherein flags placed upon the graves by the G. A. had been removed by the city. There seemed to be considerable feeling worked up among the G. A. R. members over the matter, and a general protest was made before the board of commissioners by John Patterson, who stated that he was one of a committee elected to find out by what authority the flags had been removed; by L. Logan, commander of the post; and Mahlon Hunter, another member of the committee.

The mayor stated to the committee that the action taken by the city, instead of containing any disrespect to the G. A. R. or the flag, had been entirely with the intention of the opposite. After it had been represented to him that the flags were torn and worn out, in planning for keeping up the general appearance of this sacred ground, he had allowed the flags to be removed; not the flags as they were when placed on the graves, but the torn shreds and remnants of them. The mayor insisted that the intentions of the city were of the best, and that the action was taken with all proper respect for the flag and the soldier dead.

Mr. Patterson stated that the post had expected to replace these flags in the spring with new ones, and made the claim that many of them were not much worn when they were taken out.

Mohlon Hunter said that it was his idea that the flag which had been used for such service, even when the post should decide to remove it from the grave, should be cared for and held sacred, but that these flags had been left careless and were now scattered and carried off.

Later: heard from plumbers on the present inspection ordinance. Plumbers pleaded with them to cut down plumbing fees for the benefit of the public. The mayor stated that the real purpose of a plumbing inspection was to protect the public; that it was the inspector's duty to see that the public gets a first class job and not a defective one; and that the city had tried by forming the present ordinance to place a nominal fee, which would pay for such inspection. Matter was put under advisement.



Services Held in Catholic Church and Body Taken to Pawhuska.

Funeral services for Charles Donovan, world war hero, who was killed in France and whose body arrived in the city last week from overseas, were held Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock in Sacred Heart Catholic church. This was not a real military funeral on account of the fact that the body was not interred here; but was taken to the former home of the family at Pawhuska for burial. The Catholic church, however, does conduct the military funeral, Rev. Father Degnan states, in spite of the fact that this has been denied here.

There was an escort of about fifty of the local legion men in uniform at the services yesterday, and they accompanied the remains of the soldier boy from the morgue to the church and then back to the Oldroyd parlors, where it was kept until this morning. Relatives of the deceased accompanied the body to Pawhuska this morning, and it will be interred in the cemetery there.

The church was crowded for this service Sunday afternoon and there was not even standing room in the new building on South B street, when the hour of service arrived. On this occasion Rev. Father J. Davern, of the Catholic church at Walnut, Kansas, gave the address and it was one of the best funeral addresses given in the city for a deceased soldier. The priest held the audience for some time and the services throughout were very attractive and appropriate. Roy Williams of the Arkansas City high school, sang "In the Garden With God," and the church choir also rendered special music at the service. There were flowers in abundance.

Father Davern was a senior chaplain in the United States army in France and served with the American boys. He remained in the city today and will address the local legion post in their hall this evening at 8 o'clock.

Chas. Donovan is said to be the only Osage who gave all in the late war with Germany and the local Catholic church, together with the members of the American Legion post, paid high tribute to his memory with the impressive service held here on Sunday.


Home From the East

After spending six months visiting New York City and traveling through the east, Mrs. Albert Worthley has returned to her home in Arkansas City. Mr. Worthley, who travels for an eastern firm, will not be home until late in November. Mrs. Worthley states that she has enjoyed her trip, but is very glad to get home again. Mrs. Worthley says that times are much harder in the east than here, many more men being out of employment and general economic conditions more abnormal. She has been with her daughter, Mrs. Edna Worthley Underwood, while in New York. Mrs. Underwood is famous in the east as a writer. She is a former Arkansas City girl.



Fair Association Organized to Make Yearly Exhibits.


J. C. Jarvis Heads Organization and Pollom is Secretary.


Of the Men and Women of the Farms and the City Was a Happy Event, and Bore Fruit.

J. C. Jarvis, president.

W. G. Mullett, vice-president.

L. B. Pollom, secretary.

O. B. Seyster, assistant secretary.

V. E. Creighton, treasurer.

Board of directors

Al Beeson; C. M. Baird; W. G. Bufffington; H. B. Holman; Harve Christy; Robert Warren; J. C. Dulaney; C. E. St. John; H. S. Collinson; Blaine Adams, J. Davis; Mrs. Lilly Crampton; and Miss Mary Parsons.

The Arkansas City Fair Association was organized last night in this city at the meeting and dinner at the Osage hotel, at which time a number of the progressive farmers and stock men and their wives of this immediate vicinity and some of the businessmen of the city participated in a real love feast. The above names are the officers and directors of the association, which was perfected at this meeting. The old saying, "strike while the iron is hot," proved to be very successful for the meeting last night, and this gathering following closely on the heels of the splendid livestock show of last week was the real cause of the fair association being organized at this time. The men and women elected as officers and board of directors of the new association, are representative men and women of the farming interests near Arkansas City, and of the business interests of this city.

That they will all serve in a capable manner is already certain, as shown by the interest, of those in attendance at the meeting last night. The dates for the next annual livestock show and fair in this city have not yet been decided upon, but this matter was also discussed at some length last night and the men and women interested are determined to set the dates so that they will not conflict with other fairs in this immediate vicinity in order to give the regular exhibitors the chance to take their stock and household wares from one fair to another without any conflict in dates.

The officers of the Arkansas City Fair Association are all well known in and around the city and they are:

J. C. Jarvis, president, one of the most prosperous farmers and stock men of the county, who resides northeast of the city.

W. G. Mullett, vice-president, a new man in this vicinity, who resides south of the city and is already well known here, as a thriving and up-to-the-minute farmer.

L. B. Pollom, secretary, has been the competent instructor in the vocational agriculture department of the local schools for several years past and is a scientific farmer.

O. B. Seyster, assistant secretary, is the secretary of the local Chamber of Commerce and the Retailers Association.

V. E. Creighton, banker, and president of the Traders State bank of this city.

The board of directors, though numbering thirteen, promises to be one of the best and most thrifty bodies of its kind in the country and they are determined to make the Arkansas City fair the best in the county or in the entire country, it may be said.

The two women on the board, Mrs. Crampton and Miss Parsons, took an active part in the show last week and they demonstrated the fact that they are up to snuff on such subjects.

All of the men on the board are well known here and claim Arkansas City as their permanent home. Therefore, the board of directors and the officers of the association are bound to win out in this valuable enterprise.

Following the dinner served at 8 o'clock last night, the meeting here was called to order and "Big Bill Buff," W. J. Buffington, was the toastmaster. He called upon a number of the men and women present for three minute addresses on various subjects pertaining to the main object of the meeting.

Mr. Buffington paid a nice compliment to the city and rural schools for taking such an active part in the affair of last week and said the city school authorities worked very hard for a number of days to make the show the success that it proved to be. He called upon Mayor Hunt and the mayor made a few appropriate remarks.

He said there is no line between the city and farm folks and that the city was open to the farmers at all times. City and rural districts are closely connected now, he said, and the city and country are one and the same at the present day and age. His remarks were addressed for the most part to the rural folks. They are the community life, he said, as he passed a nice compliment upon Mrs. Crampton, who spoke at the A. H. T. A. convention here last week. Mayor Hunt said that Arkansas City was going to ask for a division of the county, and stated that if Senator Howard and Representative Murray did not assist in this matter, they would be fired.

C. M. Baird spoke on Shorthorn cattle, and told of the start he made in this line some twenty-three years ago. "Praises of the Shorthorn." was his subject.

Elmer Bufffington, of Oxford, well known horse man, talked on "What It Takes To Make A Real Livestock Show." He proved to be equal to the occasion and gave those present some excellent advice on the subject. He praised the show of last week and said the stockmen of Oxford would be here in full force next season. Elmer Buffington said his father, J. M. Buffington, who was unable to be present at the meeting, was the first man to bring a stallion into this section of the country.

The entire countryside knows of the success of J. M. Buffington and his two sons in the matter of raising pure bred horses. Proper feed and care of the stock was given by the speaker also. Animals must be fit to show and must be raised properly, he said. He said that C. M. Baird and Al Beeson were the best boosters for the livestock show in the country.

"The benefits of a stock show from the standpoint of the auctioneer," was the subject of Harve Christy, of Newkirk, who said he resided in the southern suberb of Arkansas City, and that his wife says they will move to this city some day to live. He was reared on a farm west of the city and he is still in love with Arkansas City. He said the livestock men come here from Kansas City and Fort Worth regularly to pick up our fine horses and mules. Arkansas City needs a pavilion for the stock show, he advised.

"The benefits from the household section," by Mrs. Crampton, of West Bolton, was one of the best of the short addresses. The farmer's wife anticipates the shows in this connection; and therefore makes an effort to prepare something good at these times, she stated. This section of the show is far reaching. The woman prides herself in carrying out the plans in this connection and will always have something of interest for the fair.

"The future of the mule colt," by Al Beeson was one of the subjects; and he said that Elmer Buffington had fully covered this subject. It was stated by the chairman that Mr. Beeson raised the premium list $15 on the mule exhibits at the recent fair.

At this stage of the meeting, the committee on nominations of officers and directors was sent out to deliberate.

John B. Heffelfinger, of the Security National bank, spoke on the "Influence of the stock show on the boys and girls." The show must be successful to be of interest to all, he said. He asked, "What are we going to do with the boys and the girls on the farm?" He stated, "We must give them a chance. It is worthwhile and they must not be overlooked." John is known in this city as a real friend to the school boys and girls.

"How it feels to be the biggest prize winner," by F. D. Mielkey, the auctioneer of Oxford, was the next subject. He was in charge of the exhibit of cattle and horses from that town last week, which carried off the biggest end of the prize money, and he says it feels good and inspires the stockman to better grades of animals at all times. The Winton exhibit was one of the best at the show, he said. He said he had never seen a better line of stock in a small show as he had the opportunity to look upon here.

Senator R. C. Howard was called upon to speak on the subject, "Which end of the cow gets up first." Bill thought he had the senator stuck; but he turned the tables nicely by asking Buff which end his father spanked when he was naughty. Mr. Howard showed that he knew something about farming and live addresses. He said he was a member of the I. X. L. Farmers Union and was therefore a farmer. He was born on a farm, also, and served three years in the dairy department while there.

"Why do we need a stock show?" by O. B. Seyster. There are three distinct reasons, he said. One never knows what he can do for himself until he tries, and sees what the other fellow is doing in the same line; it's an inspiration and one wants to do better the next time; and last, it takes good livestock to make the community prosper and grow.

V. E. Creighton, the next speaker, said he was proud of the show of last week. He said the city was always willing to help the country folks. Mr. Creighton was elected to the office of treasurer after he had left the hall.

Bob Murray defended the Jersey cow and he said that all other breeds were raised on the Jersey cow's milk. He said everyone should use more milk. He said, "The percent of infant mortality in Arkansas City is less than in any other city in the state, with the exception of Lawrence; 62 out of every 1,000 are the figures here. Wichita's is much more than that." He attributed the well raising and the good health of the Arkansas City babies to the fact that they are fed on good milk. Bob also got off a few jokes on the other cattle men in the audience.

R. E. Harp, Holstein raiser, spoke on "The benefit of the livestock show to the Holstein man." He was the first man here to show two of these cattle at the Arkansas City show, he said. They are better cows and more profitable. He said to make the show an annual event, at all costs. It is a good thing to see what the other fellow has at the show, as the farmers have not the time to call upon one another to see the livestock.

Supt. C. E. St. John spoke on the subject, "The stock show and its relation to the schools." He emphasized on the crop of boys and girls. He said the country schools should be interested in the stock show. The rural schools should be tested in this matter and should have their attractions along this line. All schools should enter contests of various kinds in order to keep up the interest. He is for boosting the rural schools and is of the opinion that they are coming to the front. He is for the show again next year.

Several impromptu talks were then given and the toast master called upon nearly everyone in the room. Among those who gave short talks were: Chas. Spencer, L. B. Pollom, Myron Bell, W. J. Gilbreath, J. C. Jarvis, W. N. Harris, W. G. Mullett, Mr. Howen, E. G. Newman, Roy Kuhns, Ferd Marshall, J. Davis of Ashton, who had Herriford cattle at the show, John Elliott of Ashton, who classed the recent Wichita fair as a fake, Ollie Christy, local auctioneer, the Williams brothers of north of the city, Mr. Fite of Kay County, and Dr. J. H. Knapp.

H. S. Collinson gave an account of the plans that were carried out at the recent show, and he stated that the agricultural committee of the Chamber of Commerce, of which he is the chairman, is willing at all times to be of service to the farmers in this vicinity. The stock show and fair is always of advantage to the merchants and the farmers, as well, he said.

E. C. Mireau, president of the Chamber of Commerce, stated that the dinner of the evening was served at the expense of the chamber and he welcomed the farmers to the city on this occasion.

C. M. Baird reported for the committee on the recent show and said that everyone in connection with the show and the exhibits was well pleased with the attraction and the results. He said that Houser and Adams, of Oxford, were well pleased with the show here and would come again next year.

R. C. Howard stated that he would be one of fifty men to donate the sum of $50 for the next year's stock show and this brought forth a round of applause. There was no action taken on this suggestion, however.

Here the nominations and elections of officers and directors took place, and the names presented by the committee were read by J. W. Wilson. As they were presented before the meeting, they were each chosen without any unusual formalities, and none of those named by the committee offered any serious objections.

H. B. Holman, one of the exhibitors, who had alfalfa at the recent show, stated that he would turn in his premium money to the next year's show.

Here there was a lively discussion in regard to the admission charge and the entrance fee, for the coming attraction, next fall. There were differences of opinion in this regard and the matter was finally left to the board of directors, upon motion of W. N. Harris. Mr. Fite of Kay County advised that the fair be a free fair, as is held in the Kay County towns. He gave various reasons for this contention and said he was for a free fair all the time. Others objected to this plan, and some of those present thought that the plan of the recent show, to charge a small admission price at the gate and give the entrance fee for exhibits and the stalls free, was the best.

Then the matter of a name for the association was brought up and discussed. Mr. Mullett suggested that it be called the Tri-County fair. The chairman thought this was not the proper thing and so stated. He said not to give the impression that it was to be a county, or one, two, or three county affair, but to have it open to the world, so that anyone who desired could come here and exhibit their farm and stock products. The Kay County man urged the promptors to keep it a clean show and not to allow fakirs of any kind on the show ground. Finally a motion by R. C. Howard to call it the Arkansas City Fair Association prevailed, and the discussion ended.

Upon motion of Elmer Buffington, the crowd extended hearty thanks to the Arkansas City crowd for the fine dinner and the cordial treatment extended to the members of the audience at this time.

The meeting ended shortly before 11 o'clock, after a very harmonious and interesting discussion of the entire matter and the perfecting of the fair association, as outlined above.

There were representatives in attendance from Sumner and Cowley counties in Kansas and from Kay County, Oklahoma; also from Winfield, Oxford, Dexter, Ashton, and some of the smaller towns in the surrounding country.


To Erect Another Building

A. A. Newman will erect another building on the corner of Summit street and Jefferson avenue. The building will be one story, and will be 50 x 132 feet. When completed it will be occupied by A. L. Bendure, who is going to run a "drive your own car" garage. He will also have a work shop in part of the building, and it is a possibility that there will be a service station connected with the building in some way. Will Bunnell perfected the arrangements by which Mr. Newman will put up the building.



Ten Days Old Boy Left in Rooming House Here Today.

A baby boy, ten days of age, which was left in the Model rooms today by the mother, was rescued late this afternoon by the city officers and at 4 o'clock the infant, peacefully slumbering, was in the hands of the public health nurse, Miss Fern Smith, and Mrs. Emma Ray, who is engaged in the sewing room at the city hall. It was stated by the officers late in the day that the baby boy would be taken to the probate court at Winfield, tomorrow, provided the mother is not found and there some disposition will be made of the little boy.

The mother is said to be Mrs. Hope Brady, and she claimed to be from Wichita. She is supposed by the officers to have left the city on the noon Santa Fe train and an effort is being made to head her off at Wichita, where it is presumed whe will stop, and have her brought back to the city to answer to the charge of abandoning her baby boy. The woman giving her name as Mrs. Brady gave birth to the child in Mercy hospital ten days ago and she was dismissed from the hospital yesterday. At the time the child was born, she told the attending physician that she did not want the child. When told of the abandonment today, the physician stated that he was not surprised. The woman told the attendants at the hospital that her husband was in Wichita and that her mother, whose name she did not give, was in Tulsa. The woman appeared to be 21 or 22 years of age. She secured a room at the Model rooms, in the 300 block on South Summit yesterday after leaving the hospital and she was last seen there about 11 o'clock this morning, the proprietor told the officers and the nurse. They thought nothing of her absence until they heard the baby crying and then they found it in the room on the bed alone. A search for the mother was then begun and she could not be locat ed. Hence, the alarm of abandonment and the turning over of the baby to the city authorities.

Miss Smith, city health nurse, and Prohibition Officer O. H. Isham are in charge of the baby and they plan to take it to the county seat tomorrow morning, provided the mother is not located.

When the woman left the rooming house this morning, she stated that she was going to the hospital to pay her bill; but she did not go there, and the bill is still unpaid.



Hudson Speedster Which Caused the Death of Tom Perry.

The big car which turned over and killed Tom Perry on the rock road south of Hackney one day last summer is now owned by Russell Kimberlin, who bought it at sheriff's sale Saturday for $651. The big speedster was sold under the law as a "wet" car, that is, a car alleged to have been used in transporting liquor. Its owner, R. B. Putnam, of any old place, did not appear to defend the car.

Perry was killed when the car, speeding from Arkansas City to Winfield, overturned after blowing out a tire. Putman was arrested on a charge of manslaughter, but showed that he was not driving the car at the time. A week or so after the Perry killing, the Hudson ran into a Ford on the road west of town and caused injuries to several persons, as well as smashing a wheel. Putnam was not driving. This time the car was arrested as a wet car. The climax was reached in the sale Saturday afternoon.



New Grocery Store

W. A. Coats opened a new grocery store yesterday at his old stand, 845 North Summit street, where he formerly had a store. Mr. Coats has built a new building, which joins on to his house, and is now ready to serve the public in the best way possible. It will be known as the "Home Grocery."


The report is prevalent that A. H. Fitch will erect a fine business block at the corner of Summit Street at Adams avenue. He is contemplating work very soon.


New York, Oct. 25.W. B. (Bat) Masterson, former sheriff in the southwest, and in recent years a sporting editor of the Morning Telegraph died of heart disease while at work at his desk today. He was sixty six years old.

Masterson had an adventurous career. Born in Fairfield, Illinois, he went with his parents to Wichita, Kansas, when he was 14, and two years later became a full fledged buffalo hunter.

He fought with Captain Baldwin's scouts against the Indians in the battle of Red River and was severely wounded. After the Indian warfare, he returned to Buffalo hunting. When barely 21 years old, he was elected sheriff at Dodge City, Kansas, and was a terror to "bad men."

Later he moved to Trinidad, Colorado, where he became a marshal. Subsequently, he went to Tombstone, Arizona, and then to Denver and Chicago. He came to New York a number of years ago and became widely known as a writer of sports.



Ulman Paris Has Secured More Ground on South Summit Street.

Donations of One Thousand Dollars and Other Sums Make it PossibleGiven to City Soon.

Ulman Paris, of Park park fame, who has been instrumental in the past several years of adding two parks to the city of Arkansas City, the first one known as Paris park, and the second as Newman park, has shown his loyalty to the city, by acquiring title to another plot of ground on South Summit street, which will be turned over to the city ver soon, as an extension to the Newman park.

The plot in question lies east of Summit street, and will be a valuable addition to the Newman park, which was recently turned over to the city authorities. The new plot contains about four and one-half acres of ground and is two and one-half blocks long and one-half block wide.

This new proposition in the line of purchasing more ground to be used as a city park was started some weeks ago when an Arkansas City man donated the sum of $1,000 to apply on the ground which Mr. Paris desired to secure for this purpose. Then the city agreed to put up $500 on the plan and soon afterwards there were two donations of $100 each and one for $300.

The house and other buildings on a part of this land, known as the Matt Chadwell place, will be sold for the sum of $250, it is said by Mr. Paris; and this also will be applied on the purchase price of the entire plot.

Mr. Paris suggests along this line that the approach to the city from the south is a fine place for a park, as it will beautify the city in that section and will also be a valuable asset to Arkansas City in other ways than this. The new park place will be a valuable addition to the Newman park and will be an extension of that plot, for park purposes.

Mr. Paris and the others who have been instrumental in this latest move for park grounds (whose names have not yet been made public) are to be commended for this bit of enterprise. Further announcement along this line, in the matter of the time when the ground shall be turned over to the city, and other plans along this same line, will be made in the very near future, it is promised by Mr. Paris.

Since the above story was written, Mr. Paris states that he has sold the houses on the ground there to Henry Russell, and they will be moved immediately. Mr. Paris says that the deed to the new plot for park purposes will be turned over to the city just as soon as all the money to pay for the land has been collected, which probably will be by tomorrow.


New Business Block

The plans for a business block, 75 x 50 feet, one story, on South Summit street, on the vacant lots north of the Jarvis Implement Company, have been prepared and bids are received for the same.

The building is to be erected by W. R. Ranney and will be one story, and will contain four rooms. The plans were prepared by W. L. McAtee.



Recent Stock Show Started Myron Bell as an Exhibitor.

Myron Bell has broken into the fancy saddle horse exhibitor class, through his connection with the recent stock show here. While assisting in the horse department at the show, he purchased a colt which took the blue ribbon in the saddle horse class. The colt was raised by Jim Butler, and is a son of Al Beeson's prize horse, "Johnny Walker." At the time of showing here, the colt was just five months old. It is not only bred in the purple, but is an unusual individual. Dr. McCampbell, who judged the horses at the Arkansas City show, said that in judging in five different states this colt was the only 100 percent colt he had found in the saddle classes. As yet the colt has not been named, but it has been arranged to leave the naming to Mr. Beeson, who is very proud of this young prize winner.

The colt's first appearance away from home will be at the stock show which will be held in Wichita this winter. Mr. Bell expects to capture a long string of first prizes in future exhibits.




Arkansas City Men Interested in Apperson and Whiz Bang.

Several businessmen of this city went to Apperson, Oklahoma, this morning to look over the new oil town, which has sprung up there in the last month or so. Apperson is located about seven miles southeast of Kaw City on the Santa Fe, within five or six miles of Whiz Bang. Several of the largest oil companies of Oklahoma have wells there and it is a thriving little town. Tulsa and Ponca City have alreaady had excursions there, and have bought lots there, that are being sold by the oil companies.

The businessmen going from here today are urging an auto road service between here and the new town, which will greatly help Arkansas City. Clyde Roseberry is heading tthe trip and those accompanying him were O. B. Seyster, F. W. Theaker, J. A. Prescott, R. T. Keefe, W. H. Nelson, and Mr. Whiston.

It is said that Mr. Apperson paid the town company $20,000 to name the town after him.




Schwartz Electric Co. Makes Many Changes at Place of Business.

The Schwartz Electric Co., has undergone a complete reorganization in its business. This firm has grown from an infant in the past few years, until it is now one of the largest electrical firms in the city. Its reorganization means better service to its patrons. F. J. Schwartz, who has been in charge of the outside work for the firm, has moved inside and he and his brother, J. M. Schwartz, will look after the retail department, fixtures, and appliances, hereafter. This firm has secured the services of R. L. Patterson, formerly proprietor of the A. C. Electric Co., and he will have complete charge of the contracting and wiring department. They also have secured the services of Marion Parsons, of St. Louis, Mo., an expert electrician, and with the aid of other efficient electricians in their employ the Schwartz Electric Co. will be able to take care of its ever growing business.




Arkansas City Daily Traveler, Thursday, October 27, 1921.

Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Acton of Silverdale received a telephone message last night announcing the arrival of twin baby girls at the home of their son, Grant M. Acton, of Ponca city.

Miss Pauline Sleeth, well known former teacher in the local high school, who is now making her home in Wichita, is in Arkansas City at the present visiting relatives and her many friends here.



Enid Has Ku Klux Parade

Enid, Okla., Oct. 27.A parade of approximately 250 automobiles, each containing four or five men clad in white robes and hoods, last night passed through a negro street here amid a tumult of noise. A score of negroes shortly before the parade had received anonymous warnings to leave town, according to reports to the police. Several were reported to have fled. The parade was thought to have been a sequel to a pistol fight between officers and two alleged negro thieves yesterday in which the negroes were killed and a policeman injured.




Wants the Foundling Returned to Her.Claims Caldwell as Home.

The mother of the baby left at the Model rooms here day before yesterday returned to Arkansas City today, and went at once to the Model rooms, where she had left the child. She seemed surprised that the child had been taken before the probate court, and that it had already been placed in a home. The mother's excuse for leaving town was that she wanted to get money to pay her hospital bill; and further that she wanted to find out if her mother would let her bring the child home. In talking with the officers here this afternoon, she claimed that her home is in Caldwell, but it seems here this afternoon she claimed that her home is in Caldwell, but it seems that she has been working in another town.

Since leaving Arkansas City she had been to Wichita and other towns. It will depend upon the action of the probate court whether or not she can regain custody of the child; and of course whether the authorities decide to be lenient with her for temporarily abandoning it. The child is still in charge of Mrs. Will Callahan here.

When the woman was registered at a local hospital two weeks ago, where the baby was born, she gave her name as Mrs. Hope Brady and said her husband was in Wichita. She also claimed Wichita as her home and said her mother was in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Chief C. H. Peek of the police force had the young woman in charge this afternoon and late in the day the disposition of her case had not been decided upon by the local authorities.




Seventy-five Local Members Were in Attendance.


Editors Howard and Spencer Also Make Talks.


Member Executive Board Said all Labor Organizations Should live up to Contracts.


Geo. M. McDowell, president of the local union, No. 1907.

At the conclusion of the dinner [Osage Hotel], Editor Howard made a brief talk. He stated that the toastmaster [McDowell] was some joker, and related the following incident to prove it. A year or so ago when the toastmaster was remodeling the Isis Theatre as the editor of the Traveler passed, Mr. McDowell hailed him and wanted to know what was the matter with him, said he looked like he was very sick. The editor denied being sick; but the toastmaster insisted that he was sick, and when the editor left, he looked like a corpse, according to Mr. McDowell. Afterward the toastmaster said it was a joke. Now the toastmas ter was about to play another joke, not on the speaker, but on the members of the union present, by calling on him for a speech.



Card of Thanks

We wish to extend our heartfelt thanks, especially to Farther Degnan and Father Davern, and the American Legion; and to all all friends, the kind citizens of Arkansas City, for their services rendered, and the many acts of kindness shown, in the death of our beloved son and brother, Charles Donovan, Jr., who gave his life for his country. We also wish to thank all for the beautiful floral offerings.Mrs. Augustine Donovan, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse C. Donovan, Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Carlton, Mr. and Mrs. B. M. Plomondon, Mr. and Mrs. George Carlton, Mr. and Mrs. Homer Hadden.




Chamber of Commerce Investigates Roads and Hickman Oil Fields.

The party that went to Burbank or Hickman oil fields from the chamber of commerce here yesterday had an interesting trip and returned feeling they had been well repaid for the time spent.

The party had two purposes in making the trip: first, to locate the best and shortest road between Arkansas City and the oil field; and second, to look over the routing of the proposed spur which the Midland Valley contemplates building into this oil field.

The party on leaving Arkansas City drove out the Madison avenue road and to Fall City, from there to Grainola, then direct to the Hickman field, going into Whiz Bang, as this start of a town is called. This route, according to Mr. Seyster, who was with the party, is the shortest and in all ways the best road from Arkansas City to the fields. Practically every foot of the road is good. Near Fall City there is a bridge needed and it is claimed there is a strong possibility of it being built; but without the bridge, this road is the best route. The drive can be made under two hours. It is a main traveled thoroughfare and will be kept in condition.

Notwithstanding the reports, that there is little activity in the old business and the restrictions made by the government in withholding leases on abutting property, the Arkansas City crowd found things looking very active in the Hickman field with new rigs going up right along in the tried territory, and everything looking like the operators are going in for production on a big scale.

The proposed Midland Valley spur is planned to be built 14 miles south from Grainola, bringing the terminals right into the heart of the drilling operations. This road would give Arkansas City a direct short line to the oil fields; and from the present prospects, Arkansas City is likely to get a lot of business from that locality.

The crowd that went out from here yesterday included: O. B. Seyster, Dick Keefe, Clyde Roseberry, Mr. Whiston, Frank Theaker, Sydney Prescott, Chas. Spencer and W. H. Nelson.




Arrested at Tulsa for Stealing a Kansas City Cadillac.

When His Record is Given to The Tulsa Court From an Invisible Source, He Wilted.

Elmer Inman is in the toils again.

Inman is the man who stole over $7,000.00 worth of diamonds from E. L. McDowell several years ago, and was sent to the pen. He had no sooner landed in prison than the warden and a lot of other people became interested in securing his pardon. They claim that he was a model prisoner, and that he would go straight if he got out. All the time he was in prison, it was simply nothing more than being out, for he was the warden's chauffeur. He told the officials and those whose friendship he was able to win, that he was not guilty of the diamond robbery, and that he would make good if he was turned loose, and would absolutely go straight from the time he gained his freedom until the end.

But Inman's promise was just talk. His record shows he has been a crook for many years, and couldn't get away from it even if given his freedom. He was paroled the latter part of September. According to a telephone message to E. L. McDowell from a Pinkerton detective, who is now stationed at Tulsa, Inman has been picked up again, and by this time is probably on his way back to the Kansas penitentiary.

Accorrding to the story of the detective, which was told to Mr. McDowell over the phone, Inman, after his parole the latter part of September, went to Kansas City and there stole a fine Cadillac machine, after which he drove to Tulsa and has been there the greater portion of the time since. Shortly after locating in Tulsa, he married a Tulsa girl.

A few days since Inman was picked up by the police on the charge of stealing the Cadillac at Kansas City. The preliminary trial was set for yesterday. Before the case came to trial, friends went to the officers and offered to put up $500 not to have the case prosecuted.

But this time fate was against Inman. The detective was behind a screen in the police court room when Inman was brought in. The detective could see him, but Inman could not see the detective. After the court had about finished up the preliminary, and when it began to look as though the case was about to be settled up, the detective butted in.

While Inman was sitting in the chair in court, and the taking of testimony had been completed, the detective, while still hidden behind the screen, said "Let me give you this man's record." And he did so from behind the screen. He told of the various thefts which Inman had been charged with, of the diamond robbery, and of his term in the Kansas penitentiary, and other misdeeds he had been charged with in the last few years.

The detective informed Mr. McDowell over the phone that Inman absolutely wilted as he sat there in the chair and listened to a recital of his record from an invisible source. It had a terrifying effect upon the prisoner at the bar.

According to the phone message, Kansas authorities have been notified, and it is possible that officers from the penitentiary are en route to Tulsa after Inman, and will take him back to the state prison where he will more than likely get what he deserves.

This time he will probably not be able to convince the officials that he has reformed, and that he is not guilty. The sob stuff will no longer be listened to from Inman. His parole probably will be revoked, and he will more than likely serve a much longer sentence in prison than he would have if he had been left to serve his sentence for the stealing of the McDowell diamonds.



Al G. Wright Remodeling

The Al G. Wright hardware store is undergoing a thorough remodeling at the present time. Mr. Wright recently purchased the store from Boyer-Bredenkamp-McNabb. He is having a deck placed in the rear of the store where he will move his offices. On the side of the room he is placing shelves to display his wares on. When finished Mr. Wright will possess a most attractive hardware store.




What the Proposed Field Battery Will Call For.

Following is the list of the principal items for a field of battery artillery, which Arkansas City is going after at present, the list having been furnished by the office of the adjutant general, C. I. Martin of the state of Kansas.


Carts, rations --------------------------------------------- 1

Carts, water ----------------------------------------------- 1

Kitchen, rolling ------------------------------------------- 1

All clothing, tentage, mess equipment, including everything

required for the personal comfort of the soldier.


Battery reel ----------------------------------------------- 1

Caissons for 75 mm guns ------------------------------------ 7

Carriages, 75 mm guns -------------------------------------- 4

Guns, 75 mm ------------------------------------------------ 4

Limbers, caisson ------------------------------------------- 7

Limbers, carriage ------------------------------------------ 4

Machine guns, Browning ------------------------------------- 2

Pistols, Colt, automatic 45 -------------------------------- 126

Quadrants, guns -------------------------------------------- 4

Rifles, Browning automatic --------------------------------- 8

Rifles, calibre 30 ----------------------------------------- 30

Saddles, etc. ---------------------------------------------- 35

Shrapnel, rounds ------------------------------------------- 100

Wagons, battery and stores --------------------------------- 2


Glasses, field --------------------------------------------- 10

Range finders ---------------------------------------------- 4

Sitogenionierers [?] --------------------------------------- 5

Switchboards, signals, lamps, flags, etc.

Telephones ------------------------------------------------- 6

Telescopes ------------------------------------------------- 2

Watches ---------------------------------------------------- 10

Wire, feet ---------------------------------------------- 43,000

Voltmeters, etc., medical equipment, engineer. In fact,

everything to completely equip a battery for field

service, except horses, of which there are 32.

The following rates of pay for enlisted men of the Kansas National guard are effective on and after May 25.121: (See sec. 2, ch. 206, S. I. 1921.)

Month Day

1st gradeMaster sergeant ............ $88.80 $2.96

2d grade(first sergeant);

(technical sergeant). ....... 63.60 2.12

3rd gradeStaff sergeant ............. 54.00 1.80

4th gradeSergeant ................... 54.00 1.80

5th gradeCorporal ................... 44.40 1.48

6th gradePrivate 1st class .......... 35.00 1.17

With rating as specialist, 1st class 60.00 2.00

With rating as specialist, 2d grade 55.00 1.83

With rating as specialist, 3rd class 50.00 1.67

With rating as specialist, 4th class 47.00 1.57

With rating as specialist, 5th class 43.00 1.43

With rating as specialist, 6th class 38.00 1.27

7th gradePrivate .................... 30.00 1.00

With rating as specialist, 1st class 55.00 1.83

With rating as specialist, 2d class 50.00 1.67

With rating as specialist, 3d class 45.00 1.50

With rating as specialist, 4th class 42.00 1.40

With rating as specialist, 5th class 38.00 1.27

With rating as specialist, 6th class 33.00 1.10




Wallace Case Set Over Yesterday Until Armistice Day.

The trial of Bill Wallace, arrested ten days ago when about $3,000 worth of wine was confiscated at his residence near Cameron was continued in Justice O'Hare's court Friday forenoon. The case will come up in the same court on November 11th.

County Attorney Fink, however, filed an amended complaint this morning and now Wallace is facing seven counts. The state now charges him with selling liquor on four counts, with manufacturing liquor with an infraction of the "bone dry" law (possession), and with a nuisance count.

Judge O'Hare, after the original charges had been changed and added to, held that the old bond of the defendant was not enough and raised the figure to $1.000.

"Make it $10,000, if you want to." said Wallace indiffer-ently. He added that fifty men had informed him they would be willing to go on his bond. He gave the new bond.

After the continuance had been granted, Wallace jokingly asked the sheriff if there was any chance to get any of the eight barrels of wine taken from his cellar. The sheriff thought there would be no chance. Wallace, however, will be given a chance to get a chemical analysis made of the wine, and a chemist named by him will be given a sample for testing.

Wallace, who is a widower, lives near Cameron. He was arrested after the officers found a huge quantity of grape and rhubarb wine in his cellar. The wine was brought here and is being kept at the jail. Eight barrels, more or less full, were found and nearly 300 pint bottles were also found containing a like mixture.

The state has caused a chemical analysis, but no announcement has been made of the percentage of alcohol found.

Free Press.



Looking After Oil Interests

J. M. Wolford, the Fifth Avenue theatre manager, left this morning for a visit to his oil interests near Iola, Kansas. He has twelve producing wells on his lease there, which were closed down until the recent raise in the price of oil. At the time of closing, he had his tanks full; and he is now running this into the pipe lines. A little over a year ago Mr. Wolford was offered $85,000.00 for his lease. The product at present is bringing him in about $200.00 per month. The run of his wells is being taken by the Standard Oil Co.




Chamber of Commerce Bringing Pressure to Favor Arkansas City.

Secretary Seyster of the chamber of commerce, has information which leads him to believe that some of the road's officials favor Foraker as against Grainola, as the point from which the proposed Midland Valley spur to the new oil fields is to be built.

The spur will be about fourteen miles in length, and would cost less to run from Grainola than Foraker, but Mr. Seyster learns that the parties interested are proposing to raise the difference in the cost in order to get the line from Foraker.

Mr. Seyster has wired President C. E. Ingersoll at Philadelphia in regard to this matter, also endeavoring to get in touch with the vice president and general manager. A. W. Lefever at Muskogee, in order to feel out the exact status of the matter.

According to Mr. Seyster, the road officials seem to be figuring on the bulk of freight traffic coming from Muskogee and Tulsa, instead of from Arkansas City and Wichita.

The chamber of commerce is using its influence to have the proposed "spur" located so as to be favorable to this city and Wichita, and is presenting as the weight of the argument that the volume of business coming from the north would far outweigh any difference in the cost of construction on the proposed routes, or the possible volume of business coming from the south.



The Traveler was in error yesterday when it made the statement that Geo. McDowell was president of the local carpenters union. While Mr. McDowell was toastmaster at the banquet, he is not president of the union. Herman Gladmann holds that position.

Hermann Gladmann and John Campbell have been elected delegates to the state meeting of the carpenters union at Salina November 3rd. They will leave for that town the first of the week.



National Anthem Sung by Schumann-Heink. She was presented by John G. Emery, national commander of the legion, as "Mother" Schumann-Heink. With eyes flashing and holding an American flag aloft upon a standard, the white haired singer poured out her voice to her "boys."

Participants: General Armando Diaz of the Italian Army; General Baron Jacques of Belgium; and Vice-President Coolidge, who represented President Harding; Admiral Earl Beatty of the British Grand Fleet; Marshal Foch of France, commander in chief of the allied armies; and General John J. Pershing of the American expeditionary forces, acting as Marshal Foch's aide.

Unemployment; Finances.

Efforts made by the American Legion to combat the unemployment situation as it affects the former service man and the suggestion of remedies for the problem were set forth at length in the annual report of Adjutant Lemuel Bolles to the national convention of the Legion. Mr. Bolles suggested stimulation of public works, a more rigorous exclusion of aliens, and a systematic effort on the part of local posts and departments to find work for the 900,000 former service men said by the report to be jobless. National treasurer, Robert H. Tyndall, showed the present financial worth of the Legion as $608,933.99 as against $461,717.37 at the time of the last national convention. During the year more than 1,050 posts had been added. Departments were created in Mexico, Panama, the Philippines, France, British Isles, Argentine Republic, and Canada, while posts were extended to twelve additional countries.

On Third Day of Convention.

The committee on Americanism in its report, urged more stringent examination of immigrants and closer supervision of radicals.

The use of English only in the country's public schools was urged, and it was asked that all teachers be required to take the oath of allegiance.

More respect for the flag and more drastic safeguards against using it for advertising purposes at home and abroad, were requested.

Better election laws declared to be necessary.

Punishment for all slackers was demanded and the action of the legion officials in opposing the release from prison of persons convicted of wartime law offenses endorsed.

Radicals: suggested that newspapers be requested to publish notices of radical gatherings and that legion posts notify the proper authorities of all radical meetings coming within their observation.

A policy in Hawaii "which shall result in a larger population of distinctly American origin and a diversification of alien population with a view to military, social, and economic safety."

Report was adopted section by section. One clause urging that clemency be not given Eugene V. Debs, serving a sentence in the federal prison at Atlanta for violation of wartime laws, was adopted amid cheers, the convention rising and shouting its approval.

Resolution on compensation was read and adopted...this measure was pending in congress at the time. It would provide adjusted compensation to the soldiers, sailors, and marines of the great war.

The American Legion reaffirmed its stand upon adjusted compensation and asked that the Congress of the United States pass this measure without further equivocation or delay.

A resolution castigating Col. George W. Harvey, American ambassador to Great Britain, for a speech made soon after his arrival in England and in which he discussed America's reasons for entering the war, was indicated in the resolution committee's report...greeted with cheers and shouts. The resolution declared Mr. Harvey was unworthy to hold any office whatsoever in the gift of the American people and that a public rebuke and an immediate recall would be punishment mild in form compared with the enormity of the offense which he had committed. This resolution was tabled 576 to 444, 50 not voting. There was a brisk fight on the floor over Col. Harvey.

Resolution asserted the Ambassador's remarks at the Pilgrims' banquet in London, shortly after he arrived in England, in regard to the motives that actuated America's entrance into the war, were "false and untrue," constituting a "gross slander" upon the service men and women of the country.

"Whereas, George Harvey, American ambassador to Great Britain, a colonel by the courtesy of a South Carolina Governor, has seen fit in a recent public address, to cast reflection upon the motives actuating the American people in entering the recent world war, by saying that they were controlled by fear and selfishness; and

"Whereas, such statements, even if true, would be peculiarly out of place as coming from the public spokesman for a great people, but, being as they are, false and untrue, constitute a gross and malicious slander on the good name of the entire American people and particularly upon the memory of those who have given their lives for the sake of humanity; now therefore, be it

"Resolved, by the American Legion . . . that the words of George Harvey at the Pilgrims' banquet in the city of London are a miserable calumny, worthy only of a little mind, dominated by envy and jealousy, and incapable of appreciating the higher ideals of life and therefore ascribing to others the only motives which it is able to understand; that we, therefore, respectfully represent to the president of the United States that the said George Harvey is unworthy to hold any office whatsoever in the gift of the American people and that a public rebuke and an immediate recall would be punishment mild in form compared with the enormity of the offense which he committed; and that the national adjutant be instructed to send a copy of this resolution to the president of the United States."

After the original Harvey resolution had been tabled, a substitute Harvey resolution was adopted. It was couched in less caustic terms, and was adopted by unanimous vote.

It stated that Mr. Harvey's remarks did not represent the sentiment of the American people and was attended, on motion of South Carolina, to omit the title "colonel" in referring to Mr. Harvey.




The city commissioners and the Kansas Gas and Electric company have virtually agreed upon a franchise, and this morning occurred the first reading of the franchise before the city commission.

The franchise ordinance agreed upon by the city commissioners and the Kansas Gas and Electric company is about as favorable to the city as can be drawn under the laws of Kansas. This franchise contains no schedule of rates. It is useless to have one in a franchise as the state public utility commission fixes the rate. It would make no difference what kind of an agreement the city would make on rates with the electric light company, for the reason the state public utilities commission would change them either higher or lower on application from the company.

The constitution of the United States guarantees all contracts to be inviolate, but here comes the state public utilities commission and changes any or all provisions there is in a franchise between a city and a public utility corporation, to suit itself or the corporation.

Unless otherwise ordered, the Traveler will publish this ordinance franchise next Wednesday. We hope every citizen of Arkansas City will read this franchise over carefully and make up their minds in regard to it. It is quite an important matter.

While it is not contained in the franchise, one of the agreements of the Kansas Gas and Electric company, is that the company will build and maintain bridges across the canal within the city limits wherever such bridges are necessary. While it is possible that the city could compel the electric light company to build the bridges, yet is much easier to have the agreement for it to do so than to go to law about it and spend considerable money endeavoring to build these bridges.

More was said, which I skipped.




Number of Substantial Improvements Being Made There.

Just at the present it is the opinion that East Creswell township is doing more building than any other portion of any township in the country. Will Bramer, who lives east of the city, about two miles on the Madison avenue road, has completed a fine large barn. He is now starting the erection of a fine residence. Mr. Bramer has twenty acres of land on the north side of the Madison avenue road, west of the Hardy farm. When he finishes his improvements, he will have one of the nicest places in East Creswell township.

Joe Booten is another builder. He has commenced a fine barn 30 x 60 feet. Underneath the barn is a basement. In the second story, the barn will have ample room for hay and feed. Mr. Booten lives northeast of the city.

J. C. Boans has just finished a fine dairy barn. His farm is three miles east of the city near Parker cemetery. It is one of the most complete dairy barns in this section. Tomorrow Mr. Boans starts work on a seven room bungalow residence. It will be built of frame and veneered with brick. Mr. Boans owns one hundred twenty acres of land: twenty of it is west of the Parker cemetery, and one hundred acres south of the cemetery. He is confining his work principally at this time to the dairy and fruit business and is doing well.



Mr. Booten is one of the farmers who hit it off pretty well during the war. He had the Brecount farm rented then, and raised wheat and sold it at $2.89 a bushel. He saved his money and is now showing the fruits of his success and thrift.



Ol Paris appeared before the city commissioners to make a request that the city allow him $500 to apply on the purchase of a tract of land known as the Matt Chadwell property, lying on the east side of South Summit street near the Arkansas river bridge. He stated that Messrs. Newman, Denton, Wallace, Keefe, and one other party had contributed a total of $1,750 and the $500 asked of the city would make a total of $2,200, representing the purchase price of the land. The entire tract is to be turned over to the city by Mr. Paris for park purposes, and the equity will rest in the city.



Home From the East

Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Denton returned this morning from a visit with friends at Chicago. They stopped off at Kansas City where they were met by their son, Frank, who is attending school at Lawrence. Mr. Denton reports the Legion convention one of the biggest events ever staged in Kansas City and that representatives were there not only from all over the United States but from distant Honolulu.



Elwin Hunt is taking his vacation this week from the News office and started the sale of his new book of poems, which is now on the market.





Russell B. Scott Will Put Out Handmade Product Here Soon.

Occupying floor space with the Mid-West Tires Store Co. at 116 North Summit street, Russell B. Scott is preparing to open a cigar factory. Every cigar put out will be absolutely hand made and all labor employed will be strictly union.

Mr. Scott's home is in Chicago, but for the past year and a half he has been in San Diego, California. Although a young man, he has been in the cigar business for fourteen years, having started in this line at the age of twelve years. His wife and baby boy are at present in Chicago, but are coming here soon.

His headliner in cigars will be the "Extragood" brand and will sell at 10 cents straight. This cigar will be five inches in length, made out of the best Havana and domestic tobaccos in genuine Summatra wrapper. His "Scotty Big Fours" will sell four for 25 cents.

Mr. Scott has been a member of the Cigar Makers' union for seven years, and every box or can put out by him will bear the union label. He reports that he is receiving much encouragement from the business interests of this city and states that while his place of business is small, he will put out the goods, and has ambitions to make his quarters larger. His cigars will be all hand made, no machinery whatever being employed in their manufacture.

Incidentally, Mr. Scott is a Kansas boy, having been born at Lyons, and jokingly remarked that he had come back to his old home state to make his fortune, "having it all to make," he added. He expects to be ready for business by Nov. 1.




Connelly and Karnes Gave Away Corn. There was Lots of Fun.

Connelly and Karnes, who operate the popular cold drink and lunch stand at 111 South Summit street, planned a big time for the boys Saturday night by offering them one hundred sacks of corn free. In less than thirty minutes after the free offer started, all the corn had been removed from the window and the boys had great sport scattering it over the sidewalk for a distance of a block each way from the dink stand. Mr. Karnes says it seems a shame to littter up the street; but nevertheless the boys must be treated once in a while, and from the excitement he created, it seems the fellows celebrated one real corn-night even if it was at the expense of the public's tired feet.




Asking Minimum Sentence for Kastle400 Signatures.

A petition will be presented to Judge Fuller, of the district court at Winfield, tomorrow morning, asking that he give J. W. Kastle the minimum sentence, which is six months in jail. The petition has been prepared by Attorney H. S. Hines and is signed by practically every citizen in Sleeth addition, by the employees in the Santa Fe store house, and many railroad men, as well as by many businessmen on Summit street, it is said, embracing altogether about four hundred names of reputable citizens.

Kastle was recently convicted of the charge of killing his wife, in this city, several months ago.




C. C. Scott Store Broken Into And Goods Carried Away.

The grocery store of C. C. Scott, located at 512 West Spruce avenue, was broken into and robbed of a large amount of goods, on Saturday night. The case was reported to the police and they have been at work on the robbery clues since that time.

The thief or thieves gained entrance to the store by breaking a window pane in one of the front windows. There was already a small hole in the glass, which was made there some time ago when this store was visited by robbers. By breaking the glass, it was an easy matter to unfasten the latch on the window and then raise the window. The goods missing from the store include cigars, tobacco, candy, extracts, and chewing gum. Chas. Morrow is in charge of the store at present, as the proprietor, C. C. Scott, is on the sick list and is unable to be at the store.



Improving Residence

The residence at 523 South B street, owned and occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Albert Worthley, is being improved by the addition of a kitchen and putting in hardwood floors.




Location in Highland Hall Being Remodeled and Put in Fine Shape.

Lodge No. 972 of the Loyal Order of Moose of this city will soon be comfortably located in their new home in Highland hall. The order has just secured a five year lease on these quarters from the owner, J. R. Burford, who is remodeling and putting the hall and rooms in first-class condition.

Through the courtesy of Clarence Miller, the lodge secretary, the Traveler reporter was shown over the premises and noted the splendid improvements being made. The carpenters, painters, and paper hangers are busy and will soon have the improvements completed.

The walls of the main hall are beautifully panelled, the designs being done in oil colors. The lighting effect is very pretty also. The various apartments consist of a kitchen, store room, steward's room, billiard hall, ladies' parlor, and secretary's office. Each of these rooms have been newly papered and painted, and the effect produced throughout is quite artistic.

The reporter also met Mr. and Mrs. J. F. McCracken, the former being the deputy supervisor of the lodge with headquarters in Mooseheart, Ill., and who is at the present time supervising a special membership drive which has resulted so far in about one hundred new members being added.

According to Secretary Miller, the lodge is jubilant over securing their new quarters, not only on account of their adaptability for the lodge work, but also for their convenience to club members.

The secretary has put out notices announcing that the first meeting of the lodge in the new quarters will be Wednesday evening, November 2. It is the intention to make the induction into the new home one of such splendor and importance as will be remembered for a long time.



Seyster to Pawhuska.

O. B. Seyster, secretary of the Chamber of Commerce, went to Pawhuska today on business in connection with the location of the spur to be built by the Midland Valley to the oil fields near Apperson. He is putting forth every possible effort to have this line located advantageously to Arkansas City.



Case of J. W. Kastle, who was convicted of the charge of killing his wife was passed until Thursday in the matter of the sentence, and the court stated that Judge Fuller would in the meantime look over the names on the petitions presented by Attorney H. S. Hines. The attorney petitioned the court to give his client the minimum sentence, which is six months in the county jail. There are some 400 names on the petition. This matter will be decided upon at 9 o'clock Thursday morning. Mr. Hines withdrew the motion for a new trial in this case.




Chief Peek Found Boy Offenders By Finger Print Photos.

Chief C. H. Peek, of the city police force, carried out a very clever piece of detective work yesterday, in connection with the store robbery of the C. C. Scott grocery, located at 512 West Spruce avenue, which occurred last Saturday night. Ant the work in this line was the real cause of the capture of four boys, all in their teens, who were caught in the act and afterwards confessed that the chief had the real dope on them. At the time the store was broken into and robbed, there were cigars, tobacco, gum, extracts, and some other articles missing. In gaining an entrance to the store, the parties had broken a window pane, and on the glass was pasted a piece of paper and another one on the end of the piece of glass. There was a finger print on the piece of paper and another one on the end of the piece of glass. The glass was found in the alley back of the store. Chief Peek figured out that the thumb print on the glass was put there by a left handed man or boy, and so he went to work on this theory. He gathered in a dozen boys, whom he learned had been out the Saturday night in question, and began the finger print photo method on all of them. Finally he located the one who was the left handed man and who left the print on the glass, and the lad confessed.

Chief Peek says this boy is Ed Rea and the others implicated in the case gave the names of McEtheran, Merriam, and Jim Paline. They were turned over to Probation Officer O. H. Isham and he took the quartet to the county seat this morning, to have them appear before the probate Judge, J. W. White, of Winfield. They proably will be placed on parole, or it is possible that some of them may be given a term in the state reformatory, the chief reported this morning.




The Traveler wishes to call attention to the fact that the retailers association has secured the passage of an ordinance protecting them against outside interests coming here and taking business away from them that rightly belongs at home. The Traveler believes this ordinance is all right. We believe the local merchants should be protected from outside interests. Home businessmen pay the taxes, and paid more largely in building the city than any other set of men. This ordinance has not yet been published; and before it is published, we hope the retailers will take the trouble to amend it so that the printers of this city will be protected.

For the past few days, a representative of a Wichita printing office has been in the city securing orders for printing, and making contracts for future printing. Of course, it should not be necessary for the Traveler or any other paper to refer to this matter. The inhabitants of our town should have sufficient patriotism in their make-up to get all of their printing done at home they possibly can. That is one way to build up a town, and that is also one way to build up the industry of printing in a town.

There is no good reason why any printing should be sent out of this town. The printers here, what little money they make, keep it here and re-invest it. The more they make, the better it is for the upbuilding of Arkansas City. When printing is sent out of town, that industry's payroll is cut. Those doing it may think such action is good business, but it is not.

The editor of the Traveler is told that some time ago a man who sends most of his printing out of town, made the remark that as long as he could get printing done cheaper out of town, he was going to get it out of town. That certainly is a very peculiar spirit for any man to carry around in his bosom. If all people in the town were that way, Arkansas City would be one mighty poor town to live in. Fortunately, there are only a few of those kind of people in Arkansas City and we are glad of it.

A businessman who has such an idea as expressed above, may be able to get away with it for quite awhile, but there is always a turn in the road. There is always a day of reckoning for the man of that stripe, and when it comes, the newspaper men are not going to be on his side.

The Traveler has a payroll of some $600 per week. Since 1884 the editor of this paper has struggled along to give the people of this town a good papera paper that was a credit to the townand to turn out good job printing at prices not only reasonable, but frequently cheaper than could be gotten elsewhere. An industrial payroll of $600 a week is not to be sneezed at, at any time. It means that all of this money paid to the Traveler force is spent among the merchants; and the money you pay for printing to our office comes back to your tills. Send your printing to Wichita or some other large city, and your money never comes back. If the send-out-of-town plan is followed, there can be only one result; and that is the payroll of the printing industry will have to be cut according to the decrease of the receipts. You can get just as good printing in this town as you can any place; you get it quicker; you get better paper; you get better service, and you aid in the upbuilding of your home town. There is no money saved by sending out of town for your printing.



New Doctor Locates Here

Dr. F. B. Allshouse from St. Joe, Mo., is preparing to open an office in the Walpex buillding. He has leased quarters from W. S. Peck, and expects to be open about the 15th of the month.




Miss Nina M. Martin of Augusta, Kansas, Made Purchase Today.

T. T. Main sold the Miller studio on West Washington avenue yesterday to Miss Nina M. Martin. Miss Martin has been in the studio business at Augusta, Kansas, for the past several years, and just recently sold her successful photograph studio there. Miss Martin comes to Arkansas City with a splendid reputation as a high class photographer.

Miss Martin will remodel the Miller Studio as soon as the Christmas rush for photographs is over. She has renamed the studio the Martin Studio. Mrs. P. A. Miller, who with her husband, established the Miller studio in Arkansas City many years ago, will have charge of the reception room for Miss Martin. Miss Sue Chapman, who has been in the employ of Mr. Main, will continue in charge of the kodak department.

Mr. and Mrs. Main, who have successfuly conducted the Miller studio for the past few years, are going to remain in Arkansas City. Mr. Main is contemplating opening an art studio in this city in the hear future.



A. C. Hat Works Sold

A. C. Hat shop changed ownership yesterday. James Matos, who opened the A. C. Hat Works in this city several years ago, sold out to George Benitt and John Poulos.

Mr. Benitt and Mr. Poulos are from Wichita where they have been in the employ of one of the largest hat works in the southwest. They come here well recommended and know the hat game thoroughly.

Mr. Matos is going to remain in Arkansas City and has taken a position with the A. C. Floral Co.




New Army Store Here

N. Gerson, of Wichita, has leased the A. H. Fitch building at 327 South Summit street, and will open an army store. Mr. Gerson has a large army store in Wichita and he was so favorably impressed with Arkansas City that he could not resist putting in a store here. Large stocks of army goods have already arrived and are being arranged for the opening of the store tomorrow. Don S. Hughes, a former Arkansas City boy, who is now at the head of his own advertising sales company, is here with Mr. Gerson, assisting in the opening of the store.




Jose Martinez, Mexican, is Being Held by City Authorities.

The night police had a wild and eventful chase last night after a Mexican who was charged with shooting another Mexican at the Santa Fe apartments, where the company Mexican section hands reside, and the chase ended in the arrest of Jose Martinez, after the city blood hounds had trailed the alleged offencer more than two miles.

The man charged with the shooting was seen at the city jail this morning, and while he spoke very good English, he would have nothing to say in regard to the shooting, when questioned in this regard by Chief Peek and a Traveler reporter. He will be held for the state officers, it is said, and if he proves to be the man wanted for the shooting, will be tried on a criminal charge.

According to the notation on the blotter at the city police station, put there by the night officers, "the police used the city blood hounds to trail the Mexican who is in jail, and who is supposed to have shot the other Mexican, now in the hospital."

In other words, the arrested man is charged with shooting his companion, who is now a patient in Mercy hospital. Night Officers Fox, Harris, and Downing answered the call about 8:30 last night, according to the record on the book, and took with them two of the city hounds. The dogs were placed on the trail at the window of the house, located east of the Santa Fe yards in Enterprise addition, where the shooting is said to have occurred, and after taking the trail, the hounds made a run which led the officers all over that part of the city and then east along the Walnut river bottom. Finally the dogs came upon Jose Martinez, who for some reason was hiding out, and he was duly arrested by the three policemen and was landed in the city jail.

The officers report that the gun which was used to do the shooting had not been found this morning, and the day officers went to the scene of the shooting and along the trail which the supposed criminal took after committing the crime, in an effort to locate the missing firearm. At last reports the gun had not been located.

In the hospital last night, following the shooting, the wounded man, who gives the name of Gabriel Ezquibel, stated to the attending physician and nurses, through an interpreter, that he was shot while lying in his bed at his home. He said that he had been home from his work on the road only a short time when someone approached the window and shot twice through the open window. If he knows who did the shooting, he has not told this part of the story. The attending physician stated that he was of the opinion that the man was shot with a 44 calibre revolver. The bullet entered the body about four inches below the right arm pit and about even with the fourth rib. From the range of the bullet, it is supposed that it lodged below the breast bone. The bullet was not removed last night as the patient was too sick at that time to withstand the operation.

Late today the local officers were still attempting to ascertain the real cause of the shooting and to learn positively, whether or not, Jose Martinez, the man being held in the city jail, was really the man who did the shooting.

Late today it was reported that the wounded Mexican was in a bad shape and that the bullet had not been located. The injured man is too weak to withstand a surgical operation at this time, the physicians reported.

Officer Fox reports that the man who is alleged to have done the shooting last night was arrested in his own house after the hounds had trailed the supposed gun man for over two miles.

Late today there had been no action taken in the local courts in regard to the shooting.




Consults With Midland Valley Officials About Proposed Spur.

Secretary O. B. Seyster, of the chamber of commerce, made a trip to Pawhuska yesterday to consult vice president and General Manager A. W. Lefever, of the Midland Valley railroad, with reference to the building of the proposed branch or spur from a point on the Midland Valley to the newly opened oil field; known as the Hickman or Burbank field.

At Grainola Mr. Seyster was joined by three representatives of the Grainola business interests, Dr. Miller, W. H. Singular, and Mr. Myers, and the consultation of these gentlemen with Mr. Lefever brought out three or four definite propositions.

First, the spur will be built. The initiation for the building of the line, however, does not emanate from the Midland Valley but comes directly from the Osage agency or government interests. The immediate object being to lessen the cost of transporting oil materials, which is now being done by team or motor truck.

The next issue is the location of the spur. The Midland Valley already has two surveys: one out of Grainola, and one starting from a point about three miles southeast of Foraker.

As before noted in these columns, the Midland Valley officials rather favor the one below Foraker for the reason that it makes the handling of the shipping more directly accessible to the terminal facilities at Pawhuska. However, on the other hand, all evidence to date indicates that the Burbank field extends to the north and west, which leaves the road officials in a quandary as to the advisable location of the line. Should the line be built on the Foraker survey, and the field subsequently developed to the north and west, it would leave the spur hitting high and dry and the project almost a total loss.

Secretary Seyster states that the railroad officials do not give the north end of the Midland Valley any consideration so far as the shipment of materials is concerned, as the supplies are furnished directly from the oil fields to the south. While the road built on the Grainola survey would result quite advantageously to Arkansas City, the matter hinges wholly on what will be to the company's interests.

However, the present quandary as to the location of the spur will not long detain action as the spur must of necessity be pushed through in the immediate future, and Arkansas City is likely to be "lucky" in the matter of location of the line as not. Further, it is a practical "cinch" the Santa Fe will immediately extend into the field from the west, the field being of comparatively easy access to this line.




Two Men Frightened Away From McGregor's Hardware Store.

An attempt at ransacking the McGregor hardware establishment was frustrated Monday only by the timely appearance of Carl McGregor, who returned to the store late in the evening and frightened away the would be robbers.

The men had broken into the Ninth avenue store by forcing the sash of a rear window and crawling through some shelving to the back room. Having once gained the back room, they released the night lock on the rear door and made themselves merry with the cash register, which contained only about $3 in small change.

At this point the thugs were interrupted by Carl McGregor, who was returning from the Elks lodge about 11 o'clock and stopped at the store to get an overcoat. He saw the thieves by the light of the safe light, which was left burning, and started in pursuit; but the men bolted through the back door.

Others of the party who were in the car in the street ran for the officers and others attempted to head off the robbers from the back door; but the marauders made a clean getaway, leaving no clues behind. Nothing was molested except the small change in the cash register.Courier.



C. H. Bumgardner, driving his auto south on A street, and James Madden, accompanied by his mother-in-law, Mrs. R. Lewis, driving west on Madison avenue, came together at the intersection of this street just after noon today...only damage visible was the crushing of the left fender on the Bumgardner car and a similar damage to the right fender on the Madden car. Mr. Madden is the proprietor of the A. C. Paint and Paper company, while Mr. Bumgardner lives at 720 South A street, to which place he was going when the accident occurred.

A Ford coupe driven by a traveling salesman and a Ford roadster driven by a young fellow, whose name was given as Young, came together in a head-on collision on South Summit street near Madison avenue. Young's car had a front axle twisted, lamps knocked off, and some damage to the radiator. The front end of the coupe was caved in. However, the radiator escaped damage. Both cars were taken to the A. C. Motor Works for repairs.



The Current History club members met yesterday afternoon for their first meeting of the season. They met at the home of Mrs. H. H. Hill. The afternoon was spent in arranging their program for the coming year's work and upon urgent request of the members, Mrs. Hill told of her recent visit to France with the American Legion delegation, which was very much appreciated by everyone.



Addition to Filling Station

Day & Fagan, who recently succeeded E. A. Bigley as owners of the filling station on the corner of Summit street and Chestnut avenue, are building a 25-foot addition to their station, the extension being made on the lot adjacent to the station on the north. The addition will be used for storing automobiles and trucks belonging to the company, and the space will also be reserved for washing cars.




Court Pronounces Sentence on Wife Slayer at Winfield Today.

John W. Kastle, who shot and killed his wife in this city one night last winter, was given a sentence at Winfield of three years in the state penitentiary. This was the maximum sentence, according to the verdict of the jury. The minimum was six months in the county jail. The trial was completed several weeks ago and the case set on the docket for sentence at today's session of the court. It was passed upon this morning. Judge Fuller did not take any action in regard to the petition in this matter, presented by the attorney for the defendant, H. S. Hines, of this city, in regard to the asking for the minimum sentence for Kastle.

The court stated that the jury had found the man guilty and that he did not feel like interfering in this matter. The evidence seemed to show, the court said, that Kastle had killed a bad woman, but that this was no excuse for the killing. He stated also that the defendant owed a great debt of gratitude to the trial jury and the counsel, for the light sentence. Kastle was paroled under the charge on his attorney this afternoon, to come to this city to settle up some business matters before the beginning of his sentence. He was here for several hours, and the attorney returned him to the sheriff's office late in the day.




Huffman & Ward Will Open Coal YardLater Apartment House.

Huffman & Ward, proprietors of the feed mill, corner of First street and Central avenue, are preparing to open a city coal yard on the rear of their premises, next to the alley. They are erecting a stone and concrete building, the construction at present consisting of front and back walls and one side wall running on a line with the alley, while the opposite side line will consist of piers, the building thus opening out into their feed yard. The dimensions of the construction are 26 x 79 feet, facing on First street. The walls are being heavily built of concrete blocks with a solid stone footing, and the side wall next to the alley is provided with several double window openings, while the building will have a regular garage front.

Mr. Huffman stated to the Traveler that he is building with two objects in view. One is that he can convert the structure into a garage at any time he may wish. The other is that he expects to add a second story to the building, making it an apartment house. That is why the walls now under construction are being built so substantially.

For the present it is a proposition of adding coal to their mill and feed business. Mr. Huffman states that he has had several years experience as a coal dealer, having been engaged in this business seven or eight years at Geuda Springs before coming here. His son- in-law, R. L. Ward, at that time was employed in the bank at Geuda Springs, but is now interested with Mr. Huffman in their new ventures.



William Cunningham, Jr., will appear in the city court this evening at 5 o'clock, on the charge of speeding. Motorcycle Cop Chadwell made the arrest last night.

He was fined $5 in city court by Judge Harry Brown next day.



Building New Residence

J. C. Boans of east of the city has started work on his new house, which will be one and one-half stories and contain seven rooms. He has just completed his new barn.





Cigarettes Seized in Hutchinson

Topeka, Nov. 3.Reno county officials have seized seventy-two cases of cigarettes valued at $2,800 wholesale from the Sentney Wholesale Grocery Co. of Hutchinson, according to word received today by Richard J. Hopkins, attorney general, from W. H. Burnett, Reno county attorney. The company is charged with violation of the anti-cigarette law in possession and sale of cigarettes.

The attorney general recently sent out instructions to enforce the anti-cigarette law.




Harry Derry Says It Was The Biggest Crowd He Has Ever Seen.

Harry Derry returned this morning from the Kansas City convention. He says the crowd in attendance at the convention was estimated at 125,000; and also states that Arkansas City was well represented in the parade, there being between forty and fifty in the Arkansas City contingent. Speaking of the crowded condition at the hotels, he said there were nine of the boys of his bunch quartered in one room at seven dollars per head for three days. That everything was free and easy is indicated in his statement that they brought billy goats and steers into the hotel and tied them to the furniture. En route home he was in company with Harry Moore of the Traders State Bank.




Officer Goes After Alleged Father of Baby Abandoned Here.

County Attorney Ellis Fink and his deputy, C. H. Quier, assisted by H. S. Hines of this city, have announced that they will prosecute the man who is alleged to be the father of the baby boy, who was abandoned in this city one day recently by the mother; and accordingly a warrant has been issued for the arrest of the man wanted in this connection. The warrant was issued out of the state court of G. H. McIntire in this city, and Constable R. W. Callahan went to Anthony today to serve the papers on the alleged father and bring him here for trial. His name, according to the local officers, is Gay Neil, and his home is at Anthony. The complaint in the case was made by Jim Montana Edwards, which is said to be the name of the girl in the case. The Edwards girl, her baby, and the mother of the girl are at present being cared for at the home of Probation Officer and Mrs. O. H. Isham, on North D street. The mother and babe have been there since the day that they were taken before the probate court in Winfield, very recently. The local officers have been at work on the case since that time and finally learned the truth of the matter and the name of the man in the case. The baby is said to be doing nicely and he is being cared for by the mother, assisted by Mrs. Isham. The baby in question was left in a rooming house here one morning, and the mother left the city. She returned in a couple of days, however, after she had made a trip to her home, and claimed the baby. This was on October 25. The young woman gave her name as Mrs. Hope Brady at that time and stated that her husband was in Wichita.





400 Car Loads Went Out From Kanotex During October.

The Kanotex Refining Company of this city shipped four hundred car loads of petroleum products from its refinery here during the month of October. It is believed to be the largest shipment ever made by any of the refineries here in any one month since these industries have been in operation.

The territory covered by these shipments extends as far west as Idaho and as far east as Connecticut, thus indicating what a tremendous asset such an industry as the Kanotex Refining Co. is to the city.



The Mexican Case

Gabriel Esquibel, the Mexican laborer who was shot at the Mexican settlement on the Santa Fe here several nights ago and who is a patient in a local hospital, is reported to be doing as well as expected today. He is resting well, the attending physicians report, but he is not yet considered to be past the danger point, on account of the gunshot wound in his right side.

The Mexican arrested in connection with the shooting is still in jail here and will be held on that charge until the wounded man is able to appear in court.



It is reported that the O. J. Watson motor company of Wichita may establish an agency in this city. This company is distributors of the Overland car with headquarters in Wichita. It is probable this company will purchase the lease on the building now occupied by the Kinslow Motor Company, as this company has the Ford Agency at Wellington.



In New Location

Miss Ruby Francis is nicely located in the new Trimper building and has opened her millinery shop to the public. Miss Francis recently moved her shop from the Fitch building at the corner of Adams avenue and Summit street. She is carrying the nicest line of millinery this fall she has ever had and her dainty little shop is an offset to her stock. Miss Francis' shop is one of the classiest places in Arkansas City, and her customers and patrons will wish her the best of luck in her new location.




Fred W. Scott is in Business Here For Himself Now.

Fred W. Scott, a well known young man of this city, who has been employed here as a plumber for some years past, has entered the business world for himself and his place of business is at 108 East Adams avenue, in the building immediately to the east of the E. C. Dye drug store. The new firm will be known as the A. C. Plumbing Co., and it is now open for business.

Mr. Scott and his associates will carry a full line of all the latest plumbing fixtures and will do a general plumbing business. Contract and repair work will be carried on here by the new firm from this date on. The new plumbing shop of the A. C. Plumbing Co. is now open for business and Mr. Scott invites his friends to call upon him there.

[McCool Flower Shop Opening]



Don't miss the opening of the McCool Flower Shop in the Trimper Building Wednesday evening, 7:30 to 9:30.



Two Building Permits

A building permit was issued from the city clerk's office this morning to Day and Fagan, to build an addition onto their filling station at the corner of Chestnut avenue and Summit street. This addition will be used to wash cars and will cost about $300.

Another permit was issued to F. O. Herbert, to build a garage on his property at the corner of Jackson avenue and First street, costing $600.




Alleged Father of Infant Released on Bond to November 17.

Case of state versus Gay Neal, on the charge of being the father of the baby boy who was abandoned here by his mother, one day last week, was today set for preliminary hearing in the state court of G. M. McIntire for November 17. Neal was arrested at his home in Anthony yesterday by Constable R. W. Callahan and was brought to the city last night. He was accompanied here by his brother, and they arranged for a bond of $500 for the accused man, for his appearance here.

The woman in the case, Jim Montana Edwards, by which name she signed the complaint, is still in the city and she and her mother, together with the infant, will remain here, it is said. Their home is in Caldwell, Kansas. The scope of this case takes in three of the southern counties in Kansas. The girl is from Sumner county, hence the prosecution of the case is being carried out in this county. Harry V. Howard will defend Neal in this action.




Witness Testify to Seeing Martinez Near Other Man's Window

Jose Martinez, the Mexican who is held on the charge of shooting Gabriel Esquibel, another Mexican, several nights ago, with intent to kill, is still in jail here and this morning he was feeling all right, he told the chief of police. He ate a hearty breakfast and seemed to be in fine spirits. So far, Martinez has not told anything in regard to the shooting and he seems to be at perfect ease. He was captured and arrested several nights ago after the city blood hounds had tracked him to his cottage. It is reported today that the state has a witness who will swear that Martinez was seen at the window where the shooting occurred, about five minutes before the shooting of Esquibel, while the latter lay in his bed. The case was set for preliminary hearing this morning in the state court of G. H. McIntire and was put over until next Tuesday.

The injured man, who is in a local hospital, is reported to be doing nicely today and he is very cheerful, too, the officers who have seen him say. There is a chance for his recovery, it is said, and it may not be necessary to perform an operation on him in order to locate the bullet.



New Cigar Factory

A new cigar factory is to be opened in one of the Fifth Avenue hotel shops by Mr. McKern from Winfield. Mr. McKern has a factory in Winfield, and is now selling "Mack's" brand of cigars from his quarters in the hotel building here, but does not expect to have the factory ready to open before November 28. He will move his family here.




Elmer Inman Returns to Kansas Penitentiary.

Wife Pleading For His RelaseViolated Parole by Marrying Lavonna Codding Aug. 25 at Bartlesville.

Sunday's dispatches contained the following of Elmer Inman and his escapades.

Elmer Inman was back to the Kansas state penitentiary Saturday night because he broke his parole by secretly marring his warden's daughter and for the alleged theft of a motor car.

Inman and Miss Lavona Codding, daughter of former Warden,

J. K. Codding, of the state penitentiary, were married at Bartlesville six weeks ago, according to advices here. Inman was on parole. Following the wedding, a motor car which Inman drove from Kansas into Oklahoma, was identified as one stolen. He was indicted by a grand jury and held under $6,000 bond.

Mrs. Inman before her marriage to the convict, who acted as the Codding chauffeur at the prison, was active in welfare and war work. She has gone to Topeka to plead with Governor Allen for release of her husband.

Inman was originally arrested for the robbing of E. L. McDowell of almost $8,000 worth of diamonds; and officials said they believed he disposed of part of the loot while a trusty in the prison. He was returned from Tulsa, Oklahoma, Saturday.

Mrs. Elmer Inman was in Topeka Saturday and pleaded with Judge K. W. Smith, parole clerk in the governor's office, for a parole for her husband. She did not see Governor Allen. Judge Smith told her that it would be useless to do so at this time.

It is a close legal question whether the marriage of the Codding girl to Inman is valid. When Inman was sentenced to prison for robbery, his civil rights were all taken from him. Although out on parole, those rights had not been restored. He could not legally marry in Kansas. But the ceremony was performed in Oklahoma. The courts have not passed on a case of this kind.

A dispatch from Leavenworth says: Leavenworth county was shocked by the news of the romance. The Coddings have lived here for years and Mrs. Codding has been active in W. C. T. U. work.

This is the third prison romance in the Codding family. Three years ago the eldest daughter married the warden's stenographer. Later, a son married a sister of an inmate, whom he met when she came to the prison to visit her brother.

A Sunday's night dispatch from Leavenworth says: Mr. and Mrs. J. K. Codding refused tonight to discuss the efforts of their daughter, Mrs. Lavona Inman, to secure a pardon for her convict husband, Elmer Inman.

Prison officials at Lansing tonight refused to divulge any information.

Mr. Codding, in refusing to comment, said:

"The report of my daughter's marriage is a surprise to me. I know nothing of it, and have nothing to say."

In a conversation with the governor recently relative to a parole, it was learned tonight that Mrs. Inman said she and Inman were married August 25 at Bartlesville, Oklahoma.

Inman recently was returned to the Kansas penitentiary at Lansing as a parole violator. He is charged in the federal court in Oklahoma with the theft of a motor car in Kansas. It is alleged he drove the car to Oklahoma and sold it. Mrs. Inman denied the charge, when talking to the Kansas executive.

Inman was serving a sentence for the theft of diamonds valued at about $8,000 in Arkansas City. He was a trusty and chauffeur for the Codding family when Mr. Codding was warden.

Mrs. Elmer Inman was not at the home of Elmer Inman's sister in Rosedale last night. The sister, Mrs. E. V. Rowe, 19 Worden street, said Mrs. Inman had visited her Wednesday, and had left, presumably to go to Topeka. It was reported in Leavenworth yesterday that Mrs. Inman was with Mrs. Rowe.

Mrs. Rowe said the publication of the marriage was not a surprise to her. She had known it for some time, she said.




Elmer Inman has shown his true colors. He has bitten the hand that succored him.

Upon different occasions the Traveler has furnished its readers with a rather complete history of Elmer Inman and his wrong doings. Our readers will remember that he planned and assisted in the robbery of the diamonds belonging to E. L. McDowell. He was finally landed in the penitentiary after breaking jail a couple of times, and doing other things in violation of the law.

He no sooner became an inmate of the penitentiary than he proceeded to get good, and in a very short time had Warden Codding on his side, and a number of other people in a more or less degree connected with the management of the penitentiary. He had been there only a few weeks when he was made a trustee, and finally chauffeur for the warden. Scarcely any time elapsed after his confinement, until the warden and all his friends began a fight to secure a parole for Inman, and they kept it up until they succeeded. Codding and those trying to get Inman out would not believe anything against him, thought he was a much imposed upon man, and that he should go free. Notwithstanding the fact they were furnished with the record of the crook, they continued in their work to get him paroled.

Even while Codding was working for his release, Inman took advantage of the warden's good heart. He crept into his family and secured without the warden's knowledge, the affections of his daughter, and persuaded her to marry him secretly. The marriage took place last August in Bartlesville, and soon after Inman was arrested in Tulsa, charged with stealing an automobile, after his parole from parties in Kansas City.

There are no words strong enough to condemn the villainous action of Inman or the unwise action of Warden Codding and his friends in securing his release. Of course, the public will not waste a great deal of sympathy upon the warden nor his foolish daughter, but everyone will say that a more severe penalty should be imposed upon Inman. He is a shrewd crook, and has been one for many years. Only through incarceration is the public safe from Inman. This escapade will have the effect of cutting out the Inman sob stuff that has been put out about him ever since he went to prison. It should be the coal mines for Inman.




Local Officer Saw Inman, John Moore, and Others There.

Policeman J. E. Pauley returned to the city this morning from a trip to the state penitentiary at Lansing, where he has been to accompany Sheriff Chas. Goldsmith, who went there to take several convicted prisoners to the state institution.

Those in the party who were taken at that time were J. W. Kastle, convicted of killing his wife in this city last winter, and who will serve a sentence of three years, and Wilson and Harvey, convicted on the charge of attempting to steal an auto at Winfield. They were given a sentence of from two and one half years to seven and one half years, each.

Pauley saw several of the Arkansas City men at the pen on Sunday, all of whom have been there for some time. Among these were John C. Moore, Elmer Inman, Bob Collins, and Frank Bagby. Moore has been at the state institution for a number of years and he is a trustee. He showed the Cowley county officers all over the institution and the Arkansas City officer witnessed the Sunday services and the prisoners at exercise while there yesterday. He says that Elmer Inman, who was taken back to the pen only a few days ago, was in the "Bull pen" with the other prisoners on Sunday afternoon, where they are correled for exercise.

Inman, who recently was married to the daughter of Former Warden Codding, probably is there for a much longer stay than before. At any rate, he is there aat present and is not a trustee at this time.

Pauley saw many sights at the pen, which he desires to forget as soon as possible.




Cora Merle Baldridge Files Case in Wichita Court Saturday.

Mrs. Cora Merle Baldridge, of this city, through her attorneys, H. S. Hines of this city and J. T. Rogers of Wichita, filed a voluntary petition in bankruptcy at Wichita Saturday. Mrs. Baldridge and her husband were formerly the owners of the Strand theatre in this city. The assets in the case are $15,000 and the indebtedness is about $10,700, according to the petition. The Traders State bank of this city claims a mortgage of $3,700 on the Baldridge property and the petition recites that this is void. The Traders State bank also holds assets on the Strand theatre and which the petition states are held void. The bank ruptcy court is asked by the petitioner to take "over all the proceeds, to be equally divided among all the creditors." The petitioner also asks for the confirmation of the sale of the Strand theatre to the recent purchasers, Ewing and Dresser.

W. B. Conrad, owner of the building in which the Strand theatre is located, and some of the laborers of the theatre, are named in the petition as preferred creditors.

Up to this morning there had been no date set by the court for the hearing on the petition.




For Passenger Work Being Furnished to Oklahoma Division.

The Oklahoma Division will soon have new style passenger engines in operation. Two of them have already arrived, and are being used for the first time today. These new engines will be provided for all passenger trains of the Oklahoma division, as soon as they can be properly equipped. They are what is called class 1300, and have been used between Chicago and Kansas City. In transferring them from the Chicago division to the Oklahoma division, they first go to Topeka, where they are changed from coal burners to oil burners. The two here have just been changed.

These engines are greatly improved and possess a power reverse, causing them to be easier to handle than the old style. The engines that have been used as passenger engines on the Oklahoma division, are what is called 1400 class. The new engines have three drive wheels on each side while the old ones only had two. All the engineers are feeling mighty proud of the prospects of getting one of the new engines.




10,000 More Going Into New Buildings In This City.

The building permit foor the new Episcopal church was let Saturday from the city clerk's office. The Trinity Episcopal Church is to be built on the corner of Walnut avenue and A street, as a memorial to the late Andrew J. Hunt. The church will cost about $50,000 and is expected to be finished about June 1 of next year.

A permit was also given to the A. C. Floral Co. to build a green house in the 600 block on North Sixth street, costing about $2,500, and to Bernice M. Wiley for a residence on North Summit street, in the 1000 block, to cost $2,500.




Former County Attorney McDermott is Appealed by Mrs. Inman.

Topeka, Nov. 7In seeking clemency for her husband, who was returned to the state prison last week for violation of his parole, Mrs. Elmer Inman, daughter of J. K. Codding, former warden of the prison, appealed to Judge J. A. McDermott, of the industrial court, it became known today. Judge McDermott, while Cowley county attorney, prosecuted Inman for a diamond robbery at Arkansas City. Mrs. Inman was unable to obtain any encouragement from Governor Allen or other state officials.

What a Jeweler Knew

Kansas City, Mo., Nov. 7.C. J. Koch, a jeweler here, said today that he had known of the marriage of Elmer Inman, paroled convict from the prison at Lansing, and Miss Lavonna Codding, daughter of J. K. Codding, former warden at Lansing, for some time. Inman told him of the marriage confidentially, Koch said, and asked him to keep the information secret.

Koch added that, in his opinion, Inman was "square and honorable, and was sent to prison unjustly, as a result of circumstantial evidence and over zeal on the part of detectives."

Koch said that Miss Codding was employed in the welfare department of a large store here, and that Inman used to drive her here from Lansing.

Inman is now in prison at Lansing, as a result of an alleged violation of parole. His wife, the former Miss Codding, left Topeka Saturday, after an unsuccessful attempt to obtain a pardon for her husband. Her whereabouts today are not known.



Open Uptown Flower Shop

Mrs. Anna McCool will open her new flower shop in the Trimper building on Wednesday of this week. The new flower shop will have its formal opening that day from the hours of 3 in the afternoon to 7 in the evening, and the public is invited to attend. It had been previously announced that the opening would take place from 7:30 to 9:30, but the hours have been changed.



Announce Engagement.

Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Norris, of South A street, announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Ruth Leverne, to Dr. A. J. Berger. The marriage is to take place in the early part of December, the announcement states.

Miss Norris is one of the most charming and accomplished girls in the city and her friends are numbered by the hundreds.

Dr. Berger is one of the most prominent physicians of the city and has, for some time past, been connected with the Arkansas City Clinic at the Arkansas City hospital. He is well and favorable known here and his friends will compliment him on the matter of his choice for a life helpmate.




Adopt Agreement With Kansas Gas & Electric Co., To Build Bridges.

The city commissioners met at 10 o'clock this morning, and Commissioners Thompson and Sturtz were present. Today's session was brief and mainly minor matters were taken up and disposed of.

Tom Pringle, in behalf of F. O. Herbert, took up the question of Mr. Herbert's rights under the building ordinance with reference to the construction of a concrete block garage at the corner of First street and Jackson avenue, the proposed structure to be a public garage. The ordinance provides that the building line must be not less than twenty feet from the front lot line. The proposition is to face the garage south off Jackson avenue with the side walls flush with the lot line on First St. Some objectors who have residence property adjacent were present and protested against the proposition. The mayor disposed of the matter for the time being by stating that he and the commissioners would go to the location in question so as to get an accurate idea of the situation before taking any definite action and assuring the parties interested, that the commissioners would do everything within their province to protect the rights of all concerned.

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An agreement with the Kansas Gas & Electric company was adopted to be effective when this company's new franchise shall have been adopted by the city. The agreement provides that the company shall build and maintain bridges across its canal at F street, D street, First street, Adams avenue and Fourth street, Washington avenue, Fifth avenue, and Chestnut avenue, and four other locations to be hereafter designated.

According to the agreement all bridges are to be constructed of steel or reinforced concrete and the Fifth avenue bridge is to be of ornamental architecture. City Clerk Sinnott explained that the first of the bridges to be reconstructed under the agreement would be at F street, First street, Fifth avenue, and Chestnut avenue.