NEWS FROM TOPEKA.
Kansas Kisses Come High;
Child Burned to a Crisp.
TOPEKA, Feb. 1. -- The price for kissing a married woman against her will is $25. That is the amount fixed by Judge Urmy of the Topeka police court. He fined William Maloney $25 for kissing Mrs. Emma Hatfield, a neighbor. The complaint was sworn out by Mrs. Hatfield's husband. The judge said he would fix no price on kissing single women until he saw the women.
Also in Topeka, Ethel Shoveler, aged 5, was burned to a crisp when she tried to light a gasoline stove and her clothing caught fire.