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For Gala Costumes Tried to Blow Up Court House. A plot was discovered recently Just la time to sare tie Douglas county court house at Lawrance from being blown Into ruins. During the morn ing Henry. Gillum, the . janitor at the eourt house, went to the basement and lighted the gas in the furnace as la his usual custom. He left the fur nace room" in the basement and did not return until several hours later. Upon entering the furnace room he found that the gas had been, turned off and then turned on again. The fur nace room was filled with gas and .it nad escaped into the'adjoining rooms in the basement. By the use of a gas pomp the gas was removed from the building and the danger eliminated. Only one clue to the explanation of the plot has thus far been discovered. William Green, county clerk, saw a strange looking man walk quickly out of the basement of the building dur ing the morning. The man is not em ployed at the court house and as far as can be learned transacted no busi ness in the building during the morn ing. An investigation is being made. Mankato's New High School. Mankato now has the unique dis tinction of having the only'exclusive high school building in the Sixth con gressional uistrict. At the dedication xercises addresses were made by Chancellor Strong, Superintendent Falrchild and Prof. W. A. McKeever. . The town made the occasion a holiday, Invitations had been sent out all over Jewell county and in response a big crowd of country people gathered for the program. The G. A. R. Badges. The badges which have been ordered ty the committee In charge of arrange ments for the G. A. R. encampment will be souvenirs well worth keeping. There are to be 1,650 of the ibadges In all. They are of bronze, with rib bons, the lower bronze medallion showing a picture of Gen. Joe Hooker, after whom the Hutchinson post la named, and with bags of salt giving a touch of local interest on the bage as a reminder of the "Salt City." Asphalt Streets for Wellington. The Kaw Paving company, contrac tors for the street paving of Welling "ton have laid asphalt on Washington avenue. Beginning at the Santa Fe track the present contract calls for 19 blocks of paving, connecting the busi ness center with both the Santa Fe and Rock Island depots, and calling for an expenditure of $110,000. As phaltic concrete on a five Inch con crete base is the material used. Christian Ministers Elect. The Kansas Ministerial institute of 'the Christian church at the recent meeting in Junction City elected the -following officers : V . Y. Allen, Fort Scott, president; Ralph C. Harding, Stockton, vice-president; C. A. Cole, Abilene, treasury;-members of- execu tive committee George Lyons, To peka; C. li. Smith, Emporia; Lee Sorey, Dodge City. Teachers to Meet in October. tj. A. Brofc-n, superintendent of the Eskridge schools, returned from Law rence, where" he was In attendance at a meeting of the officers of the State Teachers' association. Mr. Brown is chairman, of the auditing committee of the association. The date of the an nual meeting of the association was set for next" October, the third week, and Topoka will be the place. Electric "Lights for Severy. The city of Severy will have an elec tion on May 10 to vote upon the propo sition of issuing $S,000 in bonds for the purpose of building a municipal electric light plant. Gift of $30,000 for Baldwin. At a meeting of the executive com mittee of the trustees Rev. J. A. Mot ter and Anna E. Motter, his wife, of fered $30,000 to the college to be call ed the J. A. and Anna E. Motter foundation for the president's chair. The trustees very heartily accepted the gift. - Kansas City Theaters. At the Willis Wood" for the week be 'gjnning Sunday matinee. May 1. David Belasco's great California drama. The Rose of the Ranctio." will be the at traction, with Miss Eva Lang as the star, supported by a strong company, The scene of the play Is laid in Soutn era California" and the stage setting Is a marvel of beauty. The Grand will have the great rac ing comedy "Wlldfire"ias the attrac tion for the week commencing Sunday XL.aUitee. May 1. The company is well organized and contains several - well known players. The play is one of tne most realistic and effective ever produced on the American stage. Convict is Paroled to Die. Stanton Durant, sent to the peni tentiary for. ten years from the Saline county district court, was brought to Saline by the prison physician that he might have the .privilege of dying at borne. Emporia W. R. C. Celebration. Tost 70 of the Woman's Relief Oorps, recently celebrated its tweaty-rrth- anniversary at . cimporia. - The v urinal charter contained 14. names. T jere are. now 202 members of the -Wants Officers' Bonds Raised. Attorney J. F. Hanson, who is still confined to the county jail for alleged contempt of court, was brought before the county commissioners . where' he made a strong appeal to have the bonds of both the probate judge and the sheriff raised to $12,000. In his explanatory, talk he says that the pres ent bond of $6,000 is too low, and as these two officers are now pilling on themselves guilt that will cost "the county a large sum, for the safety of the county, the bonds should be raised, in . speaking of his confinement and his attitude to the officers he grew en thusiastic when in the full flower of his oratory he declared: "Gentlemen, I am here to tell you that I will not bow down and kiss Judge Sward's foot." The commissioners . voted to take Mr. Hanson's motion under ad visement. Boys Enter Corn Contest. One hundred and twenty boys of the Frankfort vicinity have entered the Boys" Corn Growing Contest being held by the Southeast Marshall Coun ty Farmers Institute. There is more interest being manifested by the boys in that part of the county this year In these contests than was evidenced last year although last spring there was quite a large enrollment in the contest and at the exhibition and grad ing of the corn grown last year there were 55 boys who had corn on exhibi tion. Not only are these contests In teresting the goys but they are prov ing quite a factor in developing a bet ter grade of corn In the community. Normal Building Formally Dedicated. The formal dedication of the new $100,000 physical training building of the Normal was held at Emporia. Dr. Henry S. Curtiss, vice-president of the American Playground association, and State Superintendent E. T. Fairchild gave addresses in the morning. A luncheon was serves to guests at noon. The building was illuminated at night and physical training exhibitions were given for the public. Cornerstone Laid for Winfleld School. The cornerstone of Winfield's $85, 000 high school building was laid with appropriate ceremonies. Prof.J. W. Miller, of the - State Agricultural col lege, delivered the principal address. All the public school pupils were pres ent and paraded with flowers and evergreen boughs. The building, when completed, will be one of the finest public school structures in Kansas. Kansas Moderator Elected. At the twenty-first annual meeting of the Osborne presbytery, In ses sion at Plain ville, E. Bartholomew of Bow Creek was elected moderator and R. H- MoCullough was elected perma nent clerk. Dr. J. C. Miller of Osborne and-M. L. Graves of Plainville were elected delegates to the general as- embly at Atlantic City. . Katy Roundhouse for Junction City. The round house which the M. K.. & T. railroad has been proposing to erect at Junction City for some time, prom ises to become a reality. General Su- perintendent J. W. Walton," who was there on an Inspection trip; went over the plans and grounds, with several engineers and stated that the improve ments would be under way by fall. Aggie Debaters Win From Fairmount. The Kansas Agricultural college en tered the intercollegiate debating field by winning a unanimous decision over a team from Fairmount college. The local team upheld the affirmative of the question, "Resolved, That the United States government should establish a permanent tariff commis sion." Pies for the Veterans. One thousand apple pies form one of the delicacies that Hutchinson will give the old soldiers of Kansas, who will assemble there for their annual state encampment on May 12-13. One thousand if that Is enough, -if not, then as many more hundred as will give to each veteran one whole pie for his individual consumption. A Chanute Cement Company Sold. The uncompleted plant of the Chanute Cement and Clay Products company bought by a committee repre senting bondholders in the original company for $77,200. As soon as the sale is confirmed the new company will incorporate and finish the plant. . Too Busy Tor Office. Out" of all the bright, qualified Re- publicans In ' Smith county not one can be induced to take. the office of county surveyor. Farmer Elevator Company Formed. The citizens of Norway and adjacent territory have just organized a. Form ers' Elevator company. Federal Building Nearly Done. Work on the new federal building at Newton Is progressing rapidly, and It Is stated that it will be ready for oc cupancy within the next 60 days, " It is of gray Bedford stone , and- gray vitrified brick, with concrete roof, the whole ' a quaint combination " of mis sion and colonial style of architecture-i -Land for Swedish Colony. - - Swedish, citizens of McPherspn, have decided to purchase 7,000 acres of land near Wellington for a Swedish colony Dainty Accessories That Will Gladden the Heart of the Youthful Wearer - Wadxi riuuuua VB W1UO XI at 1 J r. , but In either width a made sash In far nreferable to a tied one. for once ribbon Is mussed it loses its charm entirely. A charming sash, or girdle rather. for a commencement frock of white bordered chiffon was made of this bor dering, folded closely to the figure and completed at the back with an oval rosette made only of the wide satin stripe of the bordering. A sash for a dress of pale blue dotted point d'esprlt was made of rows of blue baby ribbon, sewed on a wide bias strip of the net. At the left-front this wide belting crossed over and was there finished, with a fall that went to the knees, of strands of the baby ribbon cut In uneven lengths and tied with scattered bunches of the ribbon, like the fall of a wedding bouquet. A petticloat flounce of ewlss, ar ranged to button on a lawn upper por tion, is a delightful luxury for a girl's dance frock. Such flounces are made so that there Is absolutely no fulness at the top, which comes somewhat above the knees, but at the bottom they are fluffed with a widening of the cut and under and edging frills of either the swiss or net or lace. With the more delicate effects there are also, sometimes, garlands of ribbon, caught up with bows. A Jumper and tunic of chiffon, rib bon-edged. Is a ready-made decking which will make the home sewing of a stylish frock a very easy matter, for the merest satin slip is made at once a thing of splendor with one of these overdraperles. The sweet fooleries. whose jumper part Is low necked and short sleeved, are shown In all colors pale blue, pink, rose, white and black yea even black! being advised for the most elegant purposes. Stylish mothers sometimes buy these tunics and then get figured foulard at 40 or B0- cents a yard for the under slip. Chiffon and silk muslin roses are exquisite notions for misses' fine hats, but only one or two of the great blooms will be used, and the rest of the hat trimming is correspondingly fragile. A half wreath, comprising a big rose which . is more white than pink, some feathery green and a long rubber stemming ending with a bud which is like a fairy thing, is sold (twisted In the shape to put on) for $3.60. Such posies are for hats of drawn net or lace or very fine straw, and they would make any neadplece glorious. . - " Some very . dashing stockings for dancing or other dressy purposes are of fine white lisle with colored clocks or instep embroidery. - The - smart caper is to have the Bhoes or slippers match the color of the needlework on the stockings, and where this is bronze, bronze kid footgear gives a look at once grand and Parisian. ; The most stylish slippers for girls who have passed the "child age have one strap, medium heels, rounded toes and pump bows of grosgrain ribbon across the vamp. The strap, the shoe man explains, gives "a girl more se curity of footing while dancing, and. besides, it serves to dress the foot up more, for such slippers are often worn outdoors with fine afternoon frocks. Misses' handkerchiefs are very small, and the very elegant ones have a tiny monogram placed In a small wreath of needlework. Handkerchiefs with borders stamped with color are worn with fine day frocks, the tint of the border matching the gown. - In Stylish Garb THE dress at -the left is of white qulsette, made with fine tucks and -trimmed with .wide lace Insertion, which also forms the collar. " The sash and 'knots are of soft ribbon. The other dress Is of soft white sat in. It terms a long blouse and tiny Fans of- painted wood, made after the manner of the old ivory wind ma kers, are displayed by some of the better shops for graduation presents. These are extremely small, with the painting of the dainty French figures on both sides, and the price marked on the ticket something to take the breath away. But then, as the sales man tells you, a girl graduates only once, and such a charming treasure may be handed down for generations. They imitate fans used by beauties of the sixteenth century. With the pretty Dutch collars of elaborate nature designed for the. best bib and tucker, a black velvet band may be worn about the throat by a girl of 16 and over. No ornament ap pears at the front, of this, but at the back the band may be fastened with one or two enamled studs. EMBROIDERY PUT UPON LACE Dainty " French Idea-That Involves Work, But Is Well Worth the "-" Time It Takes. Upon some of the most exquisite French-underwear there is a copyable little note for the deft-fingered wom en of our needlework guild. Heavy motifs of embroidery orna ment Valenciennes lace. They appear upon the cross section of the nightdress, the chemise and the corset cover; also upon those strips passing over the shoulder, and again on the lace drawer ruffles. Several strands of white untwisted cotton are used for this work, and the pattern of the lace Is usually selected as the design that Is, some single motif or spray of blossom and leaf is set Ira ex actly the proper place when the gar ment is made, so that It may be made more prominent by this enriching pro cess." h":.- : ' J "Painttnig; the.-illy,"' you will sug gest, "this putting -of embroidery upon lace; "but it is recommended, as is all extra effort, to the persistent em broiderer who does not hesitate to in volve herself in a vast amount of work. - Tinsel Cloth for Bridge Bags. The latest development Tn bridge. bags is of perfectly square shape and can readily be made by an inexperi enced person. A width of novelty open-work mesh tinsel cloth which comes in both silver and gold, is first lined with a delicate tone of blue, rose' or green taffeta or satin, the side and top edges firmly buttoned togeth er with- twist and then finished with a fancy edging of heavy silver or gold thread. " Bullion braid, knotted into five balls, ornaments the lower edge of the bag, which is closed with braid draw strings finished with bullion tas sels. Hats Veiled With Tulle. There was a disposition on thn part of the milliners last summer to cover all hats with a full layer of tulle or maline. It took to a certain degree One saw it here and there imong fashionable hats. It has apj eared again. One sees quantities - of hats veiled .with tulle, covering l tings. roses, bows and scarfs. skirt with sash of china satin. The blouse is trimmed with a wids band of madeira embroidery, a narrow er band of which forms the heading to the braided ruffle of the material, which la also used as an ornament for lh low neck. This Fact that in addressing Mrs. Pinldiam you are con fiding your private ills to a woman a woman whose ex perience with women's diseases covers twenty-five years. - The present Mrs. Pinkham, daughter-in-law of Lydia E. Pinkham, was for years under her direction, and has ever since her decease continued to advise women. Many women suffer in silence and drift .along from bad to worse, knowing well that they ought to have immediate assistance, but a natural modesty causes them to shrink from exposing themselves to the questions and probable examinations of even their family physician. Such ques tioning and examination is unnecessary. Without cost you can consult a woman whose knowledge from actual . experience is great. MRS. PINKHAIVTS STANDING INVITATIONS Women suffering from any form of female weakness are in vited to promptly communicate with Mrs. Pinkham at Lynn, Mass. All letters are received, opened, read and answered by women. A woman can freely talk of her private illness to a woman; thus has been established this confidence between Mrs. Pinkham and the women of America which has never been broken. Never has she published a testi monial or used a letter without the written consent of the writer, and never has the company allowed these confi dential letters to get out of their possession, as the hun dreds of thousands of them in their files will attest. Out of the vast volume of experience which Mrs. Pink ham has to draw from, it is more, than possible that she has gained the very knowledge needed in your case. She asks nothing in return except your good will, and her advice has helped thousands. Surely any woman, rich or poor, should be glad to take advantage of this generous offer of assistance. Address Mrs. Pinkham, care of Lydia E. Pinkham . Medicine Co., Lynn, Mass. THE GREATER HONOR. First Kid My old man's locked up fer shooting a dog. Second Kid Dat's nothin'. My old man's locked up fer shootln' a copper. .A Real Story. 'Mike is a lobster!" announced Pat, bringing his fist down on the table. "Now, Pat," we expostulated, "why call him such a name as that?" T mane exactly phwat I say." He's nayther more' n'r less th'n a lobster. He star'rts out green, all roight, but th' minnit he gits into hot wather, he turns red!" Ambitious. -"Is he ambitious?" "Ambitious? I should say he Is. He's even now planning for the days when he'll be rich enough to start a Rockefeller foundaUon." Day After Day Popular pKg. lOc. Family sz 15c "The Memory Lingers" Postum Cereal Co., LIMBURGER AND THE LAW Odorous Compound Responsible for Some Trouble and a Little Al leged "Wit." "Technically," said Judge Wells to William Rung in the municipal court, , "youhad the right on your side. How ever, you chose a form of cruel and unusual punishment that cannot be tolerated by this court. Ill have to fine you one dollar." It appeared from the evidence that Mr. Rung, who is a stereotyper, sat down to luncheon with Edward Snider, a fellow employe. The piece de resist ance of Rung's luncheon consisted of limburger cheese, and Snider, who re- ' gards himself as something of a wag, had made certain remarks about the cheese, reflecting particularly on its odor. Thereupon Mr. Rung smeared a piece of the cheese over the humor ous Snider's countenance. "This," said Rung, as he stepped up to pay his fine, "is the kind of justice that smells to heaven." "That will be about all from you," said the court bailiff; "cheese it!" Chicago Record-Herald. A Great Surprise. Papa Ruthie, I shouldn't be sur prised If God would send you a little baby brother before long. What would you think of that? Ruthie Oh, .papa! I think it would be perfectly lovely. And say, papa, let's you and me keep it a surprise for mamma. Life. One will find Post Toasties a constant delight.. The food is crisp and wholesome and so dainty and tempting, that it ap peals to the appetite all the time morning, noon and night. - Some folks have pro nounced Post Toasties the choicest flavoured bits of cereal food ever produced. Ltd., Battle Creek, Mich., U. S. A. f-wt. " for a consideration of $140,000.