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M. M. MURDOCK, Editor.
THE CONVICTION OF SENATOR SULLIVAN.
The barter and sale of public trust for private gain re
ceived a staggering blow in the corrupt commonvr'ealth
of aiissouri day before yesterday.
Senator Sullivan, a smart lawyer, who ought to know
the law, prostituted his honor as a member of the legisla
ture to rotten baking powder concerns and was caught
at it. The attorney general made a case against hini, a
jury convicted him and a judge who leaned toward the
defense in all his rulings fined him $100 and costs.
One hundred dollars and costs forbribery in Missouri!
Just think of it Forty per cent of the penalty assessed
against the violation of a Sabbath ordinance in Wichita,
But the cost or penal result of the trial of Sullivan is
cf little consequence compared with the more important
fact that a legislative criminal was convicted in a Missouri
cqart, despite the fact that a great many of the influential
leaders' of the dominant political party of the state were
known to be opposed to the prosecution of the offenders.
The guilty have one comfort, however, in their day of
travail, and that is that owing to the fact that bribery Js
only a misdemeanor in Missouri, the legislators can, i
necessary, meet in special session outside the peniten
tiary and have a quorum.
Genuinely honest citizens of Missouri are encouraged
by the verdict of the Cole county jury. The stain upon
their reputation is, in part, wiped out and. they realize
that the vindication of their laws, even by the compara
tively trivial punishment meted out to one who violated
them, will go far toward mitigating the general public
prejudice aroused by the unprecedented rottenness- and
corruption of bodies holding delegated power in that
state during the past two years rottenness that has
tainted' men in every public position, from a St. Louis
garbage inspector up to a United States senator.
But, after all, from a moral standpoint, Missouri's leg
islators may not have bqpdled in vain. Out of their scan
dalous conduct may come an aroused public conscience
against official corruption all over the country, the result
of which, when balanced against the loss of official virtue
in Missouri, may show an inestimable net gain in official
integrity throughout the entire family of states. If the
sackcloth which Missouri wears will serve to admonish
the people of other states to be vigilant and critical in
the selection of honest men to represent them in office,
then the carnival of official prostitution at Jefferson City
last winter will not appear to be quite so bad as it is.
THE SUICIDE OF MR. MITCHELL.
No analysis can be made of the probable motives that
impelled J. H. Mitchell to commit suicide in this city the
morning of the day before yesterday without considering
the theory of mental aberration. In his letter to his wif
he left nothing to direct investigation from effect to
cause but the few lines concerning his financial condition,
and their meaning was obscure. The most gloomy inter
pretation that could be given them would not justify the
suicide of a man in good health and of good business ca
pacity. "What ought it matter if there were, in truth,
rather than in fancy, any reasonably good prospects for
the loss of his savings? He could have lost every cent
and yet, in the matter of health and business capacity,
would be ahead of a large majority of the men of Wichita
men who daily go about their buainess -without worry or
trouble, jollying fortune and laughing in the teeth of the
wolf that Is constantly menacing their doors.
Poor Mitchell was simply a borrower of worry. There
was a far greater probability of his investment making
him rich than of making him poor. He had formed a
good business alliance, with an enterprise that has a
future, and in a city destined to grow large and prosper
gfeatly. Besides, he had, according to the best computa
tion, assets that he could readily have cashed in for
more than $10,000.
With these facts before one it would bd hard to find
a justification for mortal worry or any rational excuse for
suicide on account of threatened poverty. The verdict
must be that Mitchell had brooded over imaginary trou
bles until ho became insane.
The question of suicide is an interesting one. It is
condemned by religion and by roason alike. Some phil
osophers hold that a man who does not like his entertain
ment in life has as much right to withdraw himself from
earth as to withdraw from an open house if the entertain
ment there didn't suit him, but the most rational men in
ell ages- have condemned the act of self-destruction, and
many still contend that no man can be entirely sane while
in the act of committing suicide. At any rate, it is very
generally held that suicide is not an indication of moral
courage, especially when it is induced by a possibility of
the loss of anything so fickle and fleeting and uncertain
as the favors of fortune.
If everybody in Wichita who has fears of dying poor
would commit suicide tonight there would not be enough
living tomorrow to bury tke dead.
It is too bad that Mr. Mitchell couldn't see the brighter
sVa of things, or at least see that poverty, while it might
brS temporarily inconvenient is not necessarily sueh a dis
tressing condition as to justify suicide.
INVESTMENT IN ELECTRIC RAILWAYS.
The street car is the chief means of travel inside the
limits of cities and growing towns, and by reason of the
application of electricity it is becoming more and more
extensively used for intemrban purposes and through
rural districts. There are in operation today in the
United Stafes 9S7 street an delcctric railways. Their
combined mileage is 22,577 miles, and the total per value
of their stock and funded debt is $3.30S,2S2.0SS. The
average not' capital liabilities per mile of single track
outstanding are $SB,2$7. Their annual income is $250.
604.927, and the annum expenses $2iS,907,S0. The total
number of officers is 7,128; of cm-floyes?. 1SS.641. who re
ceive in salaries and wages, respectively, $7,439,710 and
$S0,770,499 a year.
"In 1902,' says the Kaneas City Journal, these com
panies carried 5.S71.957.S38 pfeesengers. la the North
Atlantic states every inhabitant rides at least 124 times
in the year, while out west h trusts his life and limb to
the care of the niotbrman seventy-four times during tha'
period. The oars go at a maximum speed varying from
three to forty miles within and from three to sixty miles
without city llmlfe. It Is not' 'surprising, therefore, to
learn that they run down not hoboes alone, but also the
president of the United States, and are responsible for a
grand list of casualties totalized at 1,218 dead and 47,429
injured persons last year.
"Kansas City, including 'suburbs, has 1S1.2-1 miles- of
street and electric railways, capitalized at $S,500,000, with
a funded debt of $16,038,400, or $119,594 for every mile of
single track. Yet they pay a G per cent dividend amount
ing to $281,337 annually. There are but ten other road3
in the United States doing this well. With a few excep
tions, the remaining of the 9S7 companies are unprofit
able or in failing circumstances. The number of passen
gers carried by out Metropolitan las year was 84,260,098,
which record was exceeded in only ten other places in
the country. From the standpoint of the stockholder,
this company is the best in the United States.
"In 1902, twenty-one people were killed and 2,181 in
jured by the street cars of this city. This- death rate was
surpassed only by that cf three railways, in Brooklyn,
Philadelphia and Pittsburg, which cities are very much
larger and furnish more passengers than Kansas City.
The number cf injuries inflicted was exceeded by only two
roads, in San Francisco and Jersey City, where a couple
of frightful accidents occurred to swell the list of casual
ties. "Fortunately, Mr. Corrigau, general manager of our
street railway system, has awakened to the realization
that accidents are too numerous on the Kansas City line3
and that more vigorous measures must be taken to pre
vent them. The frequent wrecks and loss of life and limb
on the lines which he manages in and around this com
munity are expensive to the company as well as- to the
CHAMBERLAIN DENIES THE REPORT.
Mr. Chamberlain, in denying explicitly that he means
to tax wool or cotton .offers the conventional excuse that
hlc tariff firstling is "a very little one," says the New
York Evening Post Such, indeed, it will be if it comes
only to nominal duties on food products, with a prefer
ence in favor of the colonies. On such a basis it is diffi
cult to see how the protection plan would bringin suffi
cient revenue. In fact, "A Revenue Official" who has
recently published in the London Times a remarkable and
apparently inspired forecast of Mr. Chamberlain's scheme
assumes that 6,000,000 must be raised from a 7 per
cent duty on foreign manufactures. . There is every ap
pearance that Mr. Chamberlain, having leaped far in ad
vance of the specific calculations of his advisers, is now
trying to devise an apparently moderate measure, upon
which all Unionists may agree. We can not believe that
the British free traders will be caught by any such lure.
They will see the insidiousness of proposals to institute
protectionism in tbe name of revenue, and will resist the
first steps vigorously. Meanwhile, Mi. Chamberlain's
premature revelation of partial results of his "inquiry"
must be taken as liis tribute to the unexpected strength
of the free trade opposition.
LAND VALUES IN GREAT CITIES.
During the last fifty years land values in New York j
and Chicago have probably increased more enormously j
than in any other two cities in the world. In 1626 the ;
Dutch purchased Manhattan Island for $24; In 1890, ac- i
cording to the census, the real estate of the city of New j
York was valued at $2,627,000,000 figures' that the mind
is utterly incapable of comprehending. J
The advance in the value of land in Chicago has been j
equally as wonderful. In 1816 there was not a single ;
white person on the present site of Chicago, and the raw
prairieland was practically worthless. The census of
1890 estimated the real estate value of the city at $1,330,-
000,000. The most valuable quarter acre in Chicago in 1
1830 was worth $20; in 1840, $1,500; in 1850, $17,500; in
1S60, $28,000; in 1870, $120,000; in 1880, $130,000; in 1890,
$900,000, and in 1894, $1,250,000. At the present time 1
this quarter-acre is worth -close to $2,000,000. The Illinois
land bureau, some years ago, made a careful estimate of
land values in the city of Chicago. The most valuable !
section is known as the -South Side," and its boundaries ;
are the Chicago river on the north and west, Twelfth
street on the south, and Lake Michigan on the cast All
the great stores, wholesale and retail, the high office
buildings, and the great banking institutions are found j
within this area. ;
THE PIKERS' LAMENT.
"THE WICHITA WAY."
W. E. Bolton, known commonly as
Billle, but more widely as Bull Tick,
writes the following- In his paper, the
Last weelr. in answer to an advertise
ment a young man Irom Boston came out
and married a "Wichita girl. The Daily
Easle, in writing- up the affair, states
that "either of them reserved the llberty
to withdraw from the contract if it was
found that a mistake had been made."
Now that's something like. All that
either has to do is to serve notice on the
other that a "mistake" was made and the
affair is ended.
Hereafter no more tiresome divorce
suits, with biff attorney fees, court costs,
etc., not to mention weary delays of all
The Wichita way will prove to be im
mensely popular. It is so simple and
easy to understand.
And besides, it is very much up-to-date.
"Money back if not satisfied," is a
trade winner so, why not use It in bind
ing on Cupid's harnessZ
The "Wichita Way" is sufficiently
strenuous to' secure the indorsement of
President Roosevelt, and Kansas is the
proud mother of the most startling inno
vation of the age.
Gus Anderson is a -Conductor on the
Missouri Pacific, and this fact is prima
rily the cause of "ono on ,Gus." Being
on the road and eating at boarding
houses, ho has gotten out of the way of
waiting on the table. For this reason.
he has been excused by his wife. How
ever, the other day the Andersons had
company for dinner, and ilrs. Anderson
announced to Mr. Anderson that he would
have to wait on the table. He entered
no protest, but picking up the carver
and. fork, he helped himself, then look
ing around at the company, he asked:
"Now, what will you have?"
Winfleld women sick pretty close to
home since the Twigg tragedy. - "It's a
sick wind, etc."
A Wichita girl declares that when she
gets married she is going to substitute
the wedding march with a cake-walk.
Oklahoma is making a collection, of
tasnc grasses for exhibit at St. Louis. It
should get some crab; it's so tame that
you can't scare it or even drive it away
with a hoe.
Denver had hor nerve about her when she went into I
a contest with Boston for a Grand Army encampment j
Mountain air in competition with beans is handicapped J
in a contest where old soldiers are the determining in
If it takes a column to .describe a race
that never took place, such as Thursday's
yacht drift, what must we expect when
an actual victory is won?
Ed Howe, of the Athison Globe, doubts
the reality of this wireless system of tele
graphy. That system certainly failed to
report a raco Thursday after much blow
ing about what it would do.
Sir Thomas LIpton has plenty of casH,
This into all minds has been dlnneD,
Yet Thursday this tea dealer rasH
Went broke and could not raise the
Joe Pulitzer MIGHT establish a school
to teach the game laws. His SON HAS
A FATHER rich enough to send him to
such a school for a term or two.
Some men's absent-mindedndss is pa
thetic. A woman who takes the North
Topeka avenue car handed a quarter to
a well-known professional man in this
city, who offered to take her faro up to
the -box. He got the change. STUCK
FIVE CENTS IN THE BOX AND
STUCK the other twenty in his pocket,
sitting down in a seat in the front of
the car. And the woman declares that
she don't owo him any fees, EITHER.
TO FIND THE EXACT TIME A FIRE
OCCURS IN WICHITA, subtract loA
minutes from the time you hear the
Union whistle blow. These calculations
were made from the fire yesterday morn
ing. IF it had been a beer faucet and not a
water one, that fellow at Salt Lake would
never have died. But there's that IF.
THE BEST OF US ARE NOT
SPARED, as is shown by the following
from the Enid Events:
"The Pikers' Column In the Wichita
Eagle is a new and interesting feature.
The Piker is certainly a Piker all right,
and may be piked out of Wichita astride
a fence rail."
THEY say that the gas Is so weak in
the North Emporia avenue main that the
women, who have i.lrown, away their gas
oline stoves, have to feed it to coax it into
Tn ATiocnnri thp p.nia of thrpf? legislative votes secures
a penalty of $100 fine. In Kansa the sale of a single!
glass of beer is punished with a fine of $100 and thirty
days in jail. That's the difference between Missouri and
It requires more than ordinary mathematiccal genius
to measure the distance between the paths of that Indian
Territory preacher who took an armed guard into the pul
pit with him and the Saviour whose doctrine he is preaching.
John L. Webster, Nebraska's choice for vice presi
dent, ought to have the unanimous support of the Ponca
Indians. Ie was he who defended their chief, Standing
Bear, twenty-odd years ago.
With the wind always favorable and the water sufficient
at present the advantages of the Smoky Hill river for
yacht racing are hereby called to the attention of Com
manders Iselin and Lipton.
Yesterday Colonel Alex. D'ockery, governor of Mis
souri, made an injudicious, if not a politically dangerous,
admission. He told a newspaper man at Sedalia that
boodling was an evil.
For the chair of "leg work" in Pulitzer's school ol
journalism this paper takes the liberty of recominendlnj
James Willis Seyre, who made the trip around the world
in fifty-eight days.
The arrest of a negro at II Km burg because he was un
able to pay an accumulated board bill at $1,700 at a fash
ionablo hotel, proves that the germs of race hatrel exist
in Germany also.
If people insist an abandoning babies at Kansas City
they should at least not handicap the poor little cherubs
with nursing bottles bearing the labels of Topeka drus
If in some way Joseph Folk could get to be district
attorney ci Colombia the United States would have less
trouble in getting that country to pas? the eaaal treaty.
Joseph Schrieber is dead at Eureka, I1L This world
was good to him while he lived, allowing him to be post
master In his town continuously for forty-seven years.
If Sir Thomas Upton wore acquainted wth American
history, he weald know Unit Brltirh tea raen never did
here any success In our North Atlantic waters.
With Miles in California at the time, it is no wonder
that the Lick Observatory had to use a. powerful telescope
to see a comet of the fourteenth magnitude.
That Wichita man who committed suicide because he
was afraid of dying poor should have studied the philoso
j phy of Andres- Camesie.
That periodic comet which can bo seen
with a "3&-inch equatorial, about five
minutes of arc from its predicted place,"
has been secured as an additional fea
ture for the fall carnival. EACH guest
will be expected to bring along his 36
inch equatorial. Wichita pays the arc
Most men in nervously scribbling writ
their own- name. WHY?
OUTLINES OF OKLAHOMA.
The Enterprise-Times has located the
A. V. & W. depot at Perry.
A Bachelder citizen has peaches that
average 104 inches In diameter.
Kay county has over 100 school houses.
Nardin will soon make It over 101. "
Twenty' left Elk City for Mexico, Tues
day. Nineteen are expected back.
The Oklahoma exhibit cor will be open
to the public Monday. It will be worth
Kay county has a great deal of wheat,
but those celebrations will take several
The Tonkawa preparatory-school pra
ises much tlus year; nothing in tho
bloomer line, however.
The University is up to a Carnegie
proposition. The new $30,000 library will
be commenced next week.
A car load of products for the Okla
homa exhibit was sent down to Oklahoma
City from Guthrie, Wednesday.
Oklahoma City is after a boiler cleaner
factor-. Much skepticism about a suc
cessful cleaner may retard matters.
'me Oklahoman is said to be leading
the single statehood fight. Thfc El Reno
Democrat should be given lieutenancy.
Jere Johnson reports that ostrich
feathers will go at a 2:12 clip at the Kay
county fair. Tho racing bird is to be
The Courier claims the record in side
walk and street crossing construction for
Ponca. The work there Is not yet com
plete. If there Isn't a town in Oklahoma that
didn't celebrate July 4 or August 6, there
is still left a date in .September , which
may be utilized.
The Woods County Normal Institute
enrolled 245 teachers during the term. The
Record says it's a new record for Kan
sas and Oklahoma.
Oklahoma City just received its sum
mer cars this week. Ana stoves are
likely to lo needed in them If August
doesn't become more sober.
The interior department may bo needed
at Lawton to protect one of the govern
ment's wards. A white girl was chns&d
several miles by a buck Indian.
BIlllo -Bolton has ticks again. He
prints pictures of World's Fair build
ings and writes them up as Woodward's
accommodations for tho reunion
Enid is already figuring on the kind of
stone she will use in the foundation of
that now public building. That's how
those people consider McOulre's promises.
If half the fine things proposed by
Oklahoma papers are put In that exhibit
car which is to go east, tho car will have
to increase its dimensions in all direc
tions. Horses in the labor clay pcradc at Okla
homa City will bo taken out if not Wear
ing shoes with tho union label thoreon.
Aro affidavits to be made or an inspector
Tiie Oklahoma City Times-Journal asks
for the co-operation of the people In get
ting out a directory. Co-aperatlon in
getting a list of taxable property would
be as readily responded to.
El Reno American: H. E. Cunningham,
agent of the Choctaw in this city, brought
to the American office yesterday a dozen
specimens of plums which cannot be
equalled for a three-year-old tree. The
dozen weighed two pounds and are as
largo as ordinary pdaches. The tree Is no
larger than the height of an .ordinary
man, and bears about forty pounds of
fruit. The tree has never been cultivated
since planting, and its productiveness was
not known until after the plums became
ripe. In the future Mr. Cunningham will
try to see whnt improvement care and
attention will make. The fruit will be
put up in jars to send with the exhibition
car to eastern states.
2&e4. -Het -Jgfiti
ALONG THE KANSAS NILE.
The Union Pacific is booming western
Kansas and incidentally the Union Pa
cific. Topeka had better can that alleged
state fair on. Hutchinson will got the
Pratt is crowing because It leads King
man county in wheat. Kingman Is too
prosperous to care.
Dexter has an old settlers' meeting
next week. Hot air or gad, that well
won't be in It next week.
A woman died at Clay Center last week
from the effects df the Hood at Topeka.
That was ten weeks ago.
The doctors have all agreed that Everet
Ridgeway, at Winfield, can't got well.
Will the usual result follow?
Mack Cretcher remarks that there are
several ways of paying debts, but most
of them are paid with reluctance.
Dews are complained of at Ottawa by
soeial promoters. It costs too much to
hire bathing suits In an inland town.
Emporia boasts of a horse that lived to
be 25 years old. There Is a horse at
El Dorado 35 years old, and still living.
Tho editor of tho Conway Springs Re
flector explains that he was not horse
whipped. Congratulations aro due him.
Charlie Finch has been told that sura
; mer in Kansas Is about at an end, and
now he is trying to calculate wnon it
According to tho Sedgwick Pantagraph,
a Halstead man has gtren his home this
name: Hotashell. He's no on the hot
air circuit, elthsr.
The Independent Is promoting the build
ing association Idcci for Augusta. These
associations are becoming as popular as
A four-year-old bey fell from a second
story at McPhcrson awl wasn't scratehe!.
That wish, therefore, to be a boy again
isn't all sentimentalhwn.
The young men at Cotiway Springs have
formed an Athletic society. Ami in a
year, the old men will still be ublc to
teach them a trick or two.
Five boj babies In less than four
weeks, is the record In on ward at M
Pherson. One.sheiriA be named Ororer.
tho hoodoo boing limt extracted.
The superintendent of Ufa, city satwia
at Pratt resigned at tbe ftwt mo:ant.
Which leads Pratt to think that seme
school teticbers aro Irreapoaafbie.
A subscriber stopped the Pratt Repub
lican because hts nam didn't ajyiear
oftener In It Now. that paper won't
mention him for tban S cents a Una.
At Preson, in Pratt coantf. a cloud
burst is desired to make plowing '
Theyx must b taking op the Eagle's
SBggeation about so5 eP eS for
A Lyeaa county citizen baa besom n
baJaooad from faJUag to receive a pen
sion that b thought wa do hint. TV re
are many case throughout the country
oa Um Terse cf tb same fat.
THIS STATE'S LARGEST AND MOST POPULAR STORE.
8 a. m.
Sale Ruffled Curtains
This morning at 8 we start this selling of three
excellent assortments of newest Raffled Gurtains, embrac
er ing both the plain and figured Swiss in tucked, hem-
stitched, embroidered and lace effects. S2.50 Curtains in
3-yard lengths, $1.65 pair. S1.65 Curtains in 3 and 3 1-2
yard lengths, $1.25. 85c Curtains in 2 1-2 yard lengths.
Per Pair , DOC
I I his Evening Sale of Toilet Soap
t. This evening, 9c box O DUAw JLDk, .
I This Evening Sale Leather R?h t
Two gross Fine Wild Locust Honey Toilet, Genuine
Milled Soap, four ounce cakes, three cakes in a box; worth
regularly, 15c. o p
To clean up our entire stock of Leather Belts you may
have the privilege of choosing from over two hundred
this evening, all sizes and styles; worth up to Si Qrt
Sale Fine Lace Collars
Fine Lace Collars, in white, ecru, black and black and v
gold, in grape and nevv conventional patterns; both round
and pointed styles; worth up to 75c.
Sale Pearl Shirt Waist Sets
& Large Pearl Shirt Waist Sets, three, four and five T
4 piece sets, including handsome line Genuine Sterling Silver
Skirt Pins of late design; worth 50c and 65c. QRo T
r This evening vvcb
For last four specials see south window, annex. 'i
r 4 4 T4 T 54 4 T 4 T 4 4 & f4 ? l 4 4 4
Between St. Louis. Kansas CHy. ttemshl. Bkwlnshaia. Psrti. Fort Warth.
Fort Smith. Wkhlta. Oklahoma City
Aa?ch:tt ia Jflutoari. 2iim. Aifctntat, 5JImU?jh. Lcuisksi, Tsui,
Oz'.ihoat aadladtei Tirriu:lec Iatn ejsi IU:m1
Irfomt:lcs as trJH i;te tod rem, ilw Uinmtrd icrtp4T minir. posiptly forahhri trpoo
jpIlcario3t B.F. DUNN
(IV. MCI, AOtNT
A telephone nurSber dt tha pergatory
class was smt la yfcSttrtJa tHat S a
grant surprise. It & cliarUaMa lo
Empror WHllara tvH! offer a (Kflga
for a ?hs of paaite t if Roa saft
September S. Why tt make it a. ratw
"Mv oountrr richt ozros?;" de-
clares Farmer Ioolmle. I am-
The WISE ONE of ths Pikers says:
'There Isn't much fiansrer of -srar ejraiitst
Turkey. European financiers bW too
many Turkish bonds to permit the Bar
rel to cose to actual bloodaftrd. (Bro
J. P. Mjrsan can't use Wkwxl. -miter's hi
lfcnlt- Europe te oosttoeot of. icr an
by the bondholders. I -would deduc tJws
fottowtegr moral for self-rcspeeUtHj j&eri
frotn the foreotnsr: If fotk ait row
neighbor to treat you rishx. rt el In
Some people are, that small that they
do not hesitate to ask Ihe jtrocer to sfcsrs
the ricd off tbe -srateraeJoa before be'
Topeka OpiuM: la tbe Independence
Fjeponer tho .other dy Cagrtey Scott
itilftd at 0staee entxttt wont.
Tfcl if dioeourastns. It means thai ttrea
3ltifok -rill jtmrr fed U hs Sttty to
t&MiOB a. neR reeord,
Augusta. Gh: i H. tfwfl wrke
the 1 Dorado Rcpvbac&n about rfcUng
from Emporia to Wichita la a dey. Te
late Major Powell used to frwtuaoUy
make the trip from Ksaporte. tn Augnata
la a day. on a trray por. that auuy of
tbe early settlers ronwaber. Th dte
tamce freza Braorte. to Ansia Is not ss
far as to WleWta by attorn zaMos but
Major Po-srell often mode the ride.
AtrtxL-roo GWb: Tb story M gates:
around again: When Kaaaaa was flm
MttteA ta raia bH extroOM ostfr a',
ae far -cwai as Jmerttm City. Sn 1M U.
tt3m dtar.Tvered that the motet ami a
extended as tor ac Ettau-orU Thin year
big crop? of Tcftrat nae bn bnrrert
alomt out to tar Ofercndo Ha- Th
jfeort gnmrn' cafes try l be but a
anwry. Cdn beit" 1H U
vxidnod oet to lucid nearly tho eKir
.state-' SciaatiSe record eborr Oust tb
3torA Is not true; there -was a wet y"
in lid. yon may remember. The raia bels
Vin Krrrrsrs is. not exteadiss -wciTarL
Forget-MeNots Today. Read About I
1 Them. They Make, Good
1 " Financial Reading.
$j HOSIERY LADIES' BLACK LACE HOSE, very pretty patterns,
j two lines that aro closing out; ISc and 20c grnto, ami
i well worth It Saturday night for iOc
GENTS' HALF HOSE, an assoked lot of 25c makes, In tsa, bluoa
and bladks with fancy silk stitching and polka dots; Lisle thread, !
In blue, gray, black and reds, laco or drop stltUi styles.
i BACK COMBS, amber and shell; 25c In the regiilar prlflL
THE PUFF, OR HAT, COMB, Jast received. A4k tor th naif J
Astoria or Montuck Comb 25c
5 LADIES' PURSES, a 75c article In black Morocco, atool f,csnjo:
also a line In solid colors, metal trlmciinga. Today 50s
Jr. r.m 1 A PnRMS fn -orhltA ffathrfrhrmn. nrtirtttui fh umitl 1 Cm '
grade. Saturday night 10s
j LADIES' GAUNTLETS, Usle thread, a good drlvfns gdatHJot; J
25c Taluo for .....15c
VESTS LADIES' FANCY LISLE, Vstf. lace frfnfjnad, sttk tapo. iaw '
yoke, drop stitch effort, all sizes Inclodisg the larsst; 5e -
Talae ; ,35c
LADIES' LISLE THREAD VESTS, lace trimmed, drdp BlOeh, Ia4u
i yoke, small and the "arrest sires; otlr 20c vaj Cfrr 13c
V MUSLIN UNDERWEAR Mtislln Dra-worrf. -food rjuaHty of mm-
& Hn. email tucks; hems are hemstitched; a bargain fior 25c
LADIES' MUSLIN DRAWERS, yrlth namcfovz UnJXs, dmUroMsry
ti and lace tritame BGc
LADIES MUSLIN GOWNS, eitra good frailty of ratinTfn, yok
& trimmM -with fonr torn of Naiasook ineortlos awi tk.... 50e
LADIES' GOWNS We p?ae on Mi ody 3 Jisa -xhfrM
ratae i not lea tban IL13 each, vith es&fiti&btad jrte, aJbo
InRertion, !are trfxataed neck asd steeres, scra HetZik aod,
ma4e tsnaiHiaHy fell. Teday'e price ..33c
SATURDAY SLIPPER SALE A J2-50 Ladle' Slipper, 99mm
kid, 3 Straps, lorr heoL The price today JXt X
a $2 50 SLIPPER FOR LAD4E5, patent Tirap, jettsw a above. i
ANOTHER 12JA STYLE LADIES' SLIPPED, cro ra? Sfcwffid. t
i made of tho best kid. Todmy ,fU&C
LADIES' SLIPPER, plain rrw jrtrap; our ragaJbr $tM XjW.
f saae shapo as alore. Tcay ...iiJ2S
LADIESS STYLISH SLIPPERS, p!4er wafc itrap; Ujftr U or
JL75 grade. Today AUtt t
All oar Hm:e-SHpiera to ck? ttjt