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NO BIG WHEAT LOSS
Kansas Crops Survived the Rains, Says Secretary Mohler's Report. THE CROP KILLERS REFUTED Only One County in Wheat Belt Shows Heavy Loss Total Yield Not Affected, t There were two big surprises in the Kansas crop report recently issued by J. C. Mohler, secretary ol the Board of Agriculture. One was the tremendous wheat acreage and the other was the nigh yield indicated. The figures of the county assessor in just one-half the counties of the state have been reported to the board, .and thesesEow an increase of 3 per cent over the acreage of a year ago, which was the record acreage in the state. For two weeks crop killing reports have been going from Kansas because of the tremendous rains in certain sections. But these rains did not af fect the big wheat counties of the state. Edwards county is the only one in the wheat belt that shows a heavy loss, while the other big losses are in Eastern Kansas counties with small acreages. Last week Mr. Mohler was asked what the heavy rains had done. He replied his reports indicated heavy losses along the valleys of some streams, but these areas were so small that the total yield in Kansas would not be affected materially. That interview brought to Mohler thousands of letters and telegrams telling him he was too optimistic. Because of this the annual harvest Teport was made more elaborate than ever before. The blanks were Bent to more farmers than ever before and more than sixteen hundred replied, giving their actual belief as to the area abandoned, the probable yield for each acre and the actual condition of the crop. When the replies came in Mr. Mohler struck out and refused to consider many of the replies because they seemed too high and took only the most conservative figures report ed from each county. -fc No Waggener "Kid" Picnic. Sena tor Bailie P. Waggner, known all over the country as the children's friend, Announced recently that because of Inability to attend to the details be cause of his age and other duties, he would not give his annual children's picnic July 18, as he has been accus tomed to do the last fifteen years. In former years all the children within a radius of thirty miles of Atchison liave been the senator's guests. -K ' Held Court in Corn Field. When farmers connected with a suit in the -district court at Emporia were unable to leave their long delayed plowing long enough to make the trip to town, Judge W. C. Harris moved court to the country. The hearing was held "in a corn field, fences and plows serving as seats. It is thought the -case can be entirely decided on the one hearing. -X Liqhtnina Kills Boy. Myron Hol- lenbeck, lS-year-old son of the hotel proprietor at Ivana, was killed by lightning recently. He had been told to go out and walk in the storm to cure a headache, when the holt struck the barn near which the boy was walk ing. Death was instantaneous. ' Winfield Gets the Cash. The city of AVinfield has received the prize of $ 1.000 offered for the best city in Kan sas in which to rear babies. The check was presented by Prof. W. A. McKeever of Kansas University at a mass meeting. 4- 4- it Capture Freight Thief. Harry Hun ter, a negro 24 years old, lies in the county , hospital at . Olathe with his left arm amputated just below the shoulder and a. ball and chain around an ankle to insure safe keeping. He was shot and his arm shattered while stealing merchandise from a Frisco freight train near South Park, this county. r "Weed Seed Makes Stock Food. Prof. E. H. S. BaUey of the Univer sity of Kansas has discovered a meth od -of extracting oil from a common Kansas weed, the "Devil's Claw," which grows profusely in the south western part of the state. Clay Center to Burn Bonds. Clay Center is planning a $25,000 Fourth of July celebration. It will be a real celebration, too, and what represent ed $25,000 will be burned. Clay Cen ter is going to pay off the last in stallment of its electric . light bonds July 1 and the state treasurer has been asked to make a special effort to see that the canceled bonds get to Clay Center in time for the celebra tion. Drowned In a Pond. Lesler Bright. 15 years old, son or William Bright, was drowned in a pond on Joseph Belt's farm, nine miles northeast of Minneapolis. He was swimming with three other boys. They dived for him but could not bring him to the surface. Dies After Eating Mulberries. Eat ing green mulberries caused the death of a harvest hand in a camp of 250 transients at Sa'ina the other day, There is no clew -. to the identity of the young man, who died within few minutes after, becoming ill. STATE IS VERY LAX ON MILK Consumers Given Protection by Only a Few Cities, Says a Recent Health Board Bulletin. Kansas cities having a -population ot more than three thousand should enact milk ordinances providing for at least monthly inspection of the dairies sup plying milk . to the community, and each city should maintain a bacterio logical and chemical laboratory for the analysis of city milk and water samples, according to a bulletin of the state department of heealth just is sued. ,- -: The bulletin points out that of thir teen cities in Kansas having a popula tion of ten thousand or more, only Cof feyville. Fort Scott, Hutchinson, Kan sas City, Leavenworth, Parsons, Pitts burg, Topeka and Wichita have milk ordinances, and that of these -cities Parsons and Pittsburg have no milk inspectors. - In the investigation upon which the bulletin is based it is asserted that it was found that -the Wichita milk ordi nance, which was enacted in 1907, conflicts with the state law. "Only two cities in the state have bacteriological analyses of milk sam ples," says the report. "These are Topeka and Fort Scott. It is recom mended that all cities follow these two cities." It is pointed out that among the thirteen cities in Kansas with a popu lation of five thousand to ten thou sand, only Arkansas City, Manhattan and Winfield have milk ordinances and milk inspectors. Only three cities, Herington, McPherson and Osawato mie, out of seventeen cities with a pop ulation of from three thousand to five thousand have enacted city milk ordi nances; but no inspectors are provided to enforce them. R0SC0E H0RNBAKER IS FREE Jury Returns Verdlolrof Not Guilty on Charge of Murdering Louisburg Postmaster. Roscoe Hornbaker, charged with the murder of George McElheny at Louis burg on the night of October 4, 1912, has been acquitted. The jury, which retired about 3 o'clock, reached a ver dict after two ballots, only one juror favoring conviction on the first vote. Hornbaker and a number of his relatives met the jury after it had been dismissed by the court, and to each Hornbaker extended his hand. Mrs. Maude M-oElheny, widow of the slain man, and her two children were in the court room. She took the ver dict quietly. The court had instructed the jury that the verdict must be either for murder in the first degree or acquit tal, and cautioned the jury against giving undue credence to circumstan tial evidence. "The instructions of the court to the jury worked strongly against con viction," said B. J. Carver, prosecut ing attorney of Miami county. "The throwing out of all evidence that bore the merest element of circumstance gave the prosecution little upon which to base its side of the case, since Hornbaker made an alibi that could be weakened only by the showing of apparent inconsistencies." Slayer Got 35 Years. George A. Post pleaded guilty to the charge of second degree murder of his son, Roy, June 2, at McPherson. He asked the clemency of the court and received thirty-five years in prison. -fc -K -K Fall Fatal to Woman. Mrs. Eliza beth Baldwin, 76 years old, is dead at Salina. A month ago she fractured her hip in a fall. Her husband and seven children survive. -X -n Stung by Tarantula Pearl Payne, aged 16, was stung by a tarantula at Fort Scott the other day. The insect was inside a bunch of bananas. Phy sicians say that Payne will live. Soldiers Drowned at Riley. Five men. four of them negro soldiers at Fort Riley, were drowned in the Re publican river at Junction City when a small boat capsized. Private Dor- man, a horseshoer of Troop I, Thir teenth Cavalry, the only survivor of the party, reached shore after an un successful struggle to save his com panions in the surging flood waters. Private Tuttle, white, a saddler, was one of the men drowned. The bodies have not been recovered and the Iden tity aof the other drowned men has not been established. As part of the ne gro" detachment at the post is water bound in Junction City, it may be some time before the names of the drowned men can be established. - - Pioneer Merchant Dies. W. R. Mc Donald, an early merchant of Win field, died at his home there recently. He went there in 1878. He served in the Union army during the Civil war. Baby Drowns in Tank. Raymond the 2 0-month s-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Kasper Helm, farmers near Salina, was drowned When he fell into a tank of water in the barnyard. New Church for Lyons At a Metho dist rally at Lyons for the purpose of raising funds for a new church, more than $22,000 was subscribed. Dr. F. E. Mossman, president of Southwest ern college at Winfield, conducted the financial campaign. The members of the church are planning to erect building at a cost of about $30,000. -ts v - .. - Galden. Wedding at Atchison. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Terry, who have lived in Atchison forty years, recently celebrated their fiftieth wedding anni versary. - . Appropriate Gowns f " 2 Nv .rln - There are evening gowns and eve ning gowns. Some of them are naive ly simple, made of taffeta that glim mers in light colors, or of vapory lace over net or chiffon. Less simple but qutte as charming are those of taffeta veiled with lace or net, and they make up a large part of the whole number. Their contemplation entices one to follow up the line until those splendid ones are found in white lace and tulle or crepe de chine. The shim mer of satin and the sparkle of pail lettes are called upon with every oth er enticement in material and decora tion to achieve the distinction that is required. , Always among any collection there are examples of black in which tulle or lace is brightened with jet. Some times It Is black over white, or a col or, but more often it is all black, as in the gown of tulle shown In the pic ture. In this model there is no end to the fullness of the skirt, with its eccentric inverted plaiting of tulle ex tending half way up at the front, back and sides and about the bottom. There is an under petticoat of satin messaline and a small bodice which should appear under the drapery of tulle, but has been omitted to show plainly the management of the fabric In the bodice. This and the angel sleeves are edged with little jet beads. The sleeves are weighted with a bit ' New Bodices Made There is no telling where the use fulness of the new shadow laces will end. Besides their prominence in gowns and blouses they have been exploited in the realm of millinery and by those who make all the sheer and dainty things for boudoir wear and the nndermuslins of today. These laces are not imitation of handmade designs, but something quite apart. . They mark an era in which their designers are . adapting patterns to the weaving of cotton into laces by machinery. The precision and efficiency of machinery are factors to be considered, and they enable the de signers to achieve the airiest fabrics ever woven, in patterns incredibly in tricate and fascinating. In the good old days of yore only kings and queens or others of princely fortune could wear laces, but now everyone may own these beautiful tuffs, because the price Is so mod erate. A pretty bolero and a dainty blouse are shown in the picture. Luce flounc ing is used for the bolero, which 4s to be worn over a corset cover of lace or net or one of thin wash silk. The lace Is fulled across the front into the shoulder seams, and these and all oth er seams are finished with feather stitching done in heavy embroidery silk. An edging finishes the fronts, also the collar and sleeves, and Is set on with feather-stitching. The collar Is stayed with fine wire supports to stand up more or less at the back of the neck. - - - An all-over, pattern is used for the dainty blouse at the right of the pic ture, although Bouncings are woven in all-over patterns with narrow edgings included, which will serve the same purpose. This simple blouse is cut for the Evening of jet embroidery at the pointed ends, and the toilette is completed with a splendid girdle of let beads with cabochons and hanging fringe. Paquin has shown a gown in cerise tulle made up with black. The bodice is wholly of- the cerise, and the full flaring underskirt also. The long over- drapery is of black embroidered with blue roses in quaint set rows of grad uated sizes. Chiffon roses like them in color confine the sleeves to the arm at the top. The overdrapery reaches to the bottom of the skirt but does not extend across the front. It opens in a panel that widens toward the bot- tTTm. - v As beautiful as It can be, and less perishable than fragile tulle, the eve ning dress of crepe de chine and lace, enlivened with the shimmer of pail lettes In iridescent colors will match in charm any other assembling of ma terials. Iron Crepe de Chine Dry. Of course you know that white crepe de chine will wash, but perhaps you do not know the very best way to do it. - Wash the material in cold water. with white soap. Rinse it very thor oughly and here Is the great secret of success iron It without dampen ing, after it is completely dry. of Lace Flouncing on the kimono fashion with seams set together with a narrow cluny inser tion. The edges are finished with a narrow cluny pattern in inexpensive lace. It will not take the average woman long to figure out that the small cost of these bodices is about nothing as compared to their beauty. They are so simple in construction that anyone can make them. It is in the selection of pretty patterns in the laces that the secret of success lies, and it is a pleas ure to know that these lovely little be longings are possible to those of meager means as well as to those who have plenty of money. JULIA BOTTOM LEY. Ends of Guest Towels. As if the tiny towels Intended for the drop-in guests weren't bright and attractive enough, an ingenious girl has added color to the little towels for her hope chest by attaching a two- Inch hem of striped galatea to each end of every toweL When pink-and- white striped galatea is nsed the little floral spray on the towel is embroid ered in white and pink. Whatever color appears In the stripes, the same is repeated In the design. In some in stances hemstitching is employed to join the striped material to the back- aback. Glass-Topped Kitchen Tables. A glass-topped kitchen table that measures four by three costs $24. It is primarily, of course, a pastry table, but it is as well a delightful table for general kitchen use. The legs and frame are made of metal painted white, and the whole thing has a look of cleanness and freshness that la quite desirable. Let's remember the kind acts of oth ers, but forget our own! - Millkms of particular women nnw ma and recommend Red Cross Ball Blue. All grocers. Adv. But a poet doesn't necessarily dwell in an attic for the sake of the view. Vf ITT nW T-kTTlTV tTtl , w, T vnwr Try Iknrine y er4j for Bed, Weak. Watery - " . i .nun . u onuiuiu ty b&U Free. Marine Hye Bemedy Co, Cbieua Nothing interests women more than a man who refuses to explain things. Important to Mothers Examine carefully every bottle ot CASTORIA, a safe and sure remedy for Infants and children, and see that it Bears the Signature of In Use For Over 30 Tears. Children Cry for Fletcher's C&storia Money's Worth. - "Yon are charging more for sum mer board than you did last year." "Yea," replied Farmer CorntosseL "We've got a lot of new tunes for the phonograph - an my son Josh has learned all the latest dances." Can't Be Done. "Mrs. Giddy has invited all the mem bers of the sewing circle to a luncheon and matinee party." "Doesn't she know they have been gossiping about her something aw ful?" "Of course she does. That's the reason she's trying to square the circle." Blissful Ideal. "I hope," said the applicant for sum mer board, "that you have no mosqui toes, and that there will be chicken and fresh vegetables always on the table, and that the nights are invari ably cool?" "Great Scott, Mister!" exclaimed Farmer Corntossel, " . hat place are you lookin' fur? Heaven?" - Of Course. "Did you ever hear such silly rot as that line of Tennyson's: 'Half a league, half a league, half a league, on ward?" "What is there silly about it?" "Why, anybody knows that not more than half a league can be going on ward at any given time. For every game one team wins some ether team has got to lose one." x " Crisp little bits of Indian Com, rolled thin as paper, and I "Arrt toasted to a golden brown. r"SyJ rPost 'W ifg ,Toasties jT j Have a sweetness and tasty goodness distinctively their own- VT"?'liu' TisT And all the way from raw S!??tf ACj'jf material to your table not a hu- jlS" fl man hand touches the food j S v clean' and pure as snowflakes jLW'N , Xj from the skies. if ffl Ready to eat right from tha JJH package with cream and sugar W"" TysC or crushed fruit, Post Toasue PJ are wonderfully delicious. Vfi p XV-p Sold by Grocers Everywhere pCT W sPimIbbi Cereal CotBp-aery, Inutct m3B&. Battle Geek, Mick, 1 I! WONDERFUL HOW RES1N0L STOPS SKIN TORMENTS The soothing, "healing medication in resinol ointment and resinol soap pen etrates the tiny pores of the skin. clears them of impurities, and stops Itching instantly. Resinol positively and speedily heals eczema, heat-rash. ringworm, and similar eruptions, and. clears away disfiguring pimples and blackheads, when other treatments have been almost useless. Resinol is not an experiment. It Is a doctor's prescription which proved, so wonderfully successful for skin troubles that It has been used by other doctors all over the country for twen ty years. Every druggist sells resinol ointment and resinol soap. -Adv. - His Excuse.' i In his Savannah camp Bill, Dono van, baseball manager, had a dusky hued waiter at the hotel by the name of Sutton. Bill had to reproach Sutton-more than once for-a lack of agil ity In arriving with the food. Sutton promised to improve. One morning he brought In a consignment of grid dlecakes that had gone cold. "What do you mean," said Bill, "by bringing me in cold cakes?" "Well, I tell you. boss." said Sutton, "I brung them cakes in so fast for you that I guess they hit a draft." Too Late. Senator Kenyon, congratulated at a June wedding in Fort Dodge on his eloquence, smiled and said: "Well, let us admit frankly that the gift of the gab is, after all, a good thing. . "For my part, I have never found cildTi'fl crtliin TNint n t a woilHfnr rtv a funeral when It's too late to say anything." Looking Backward. Madge The present styles make one look very girlish. Marjorie Why shouldn't they? My skirts are about the same length as the ones' I wore when I was twelve. Puck. In the Trenches. "No blankets,- captain." "Well, boys, we'll just have to covef ourselves with glory." Few women would care to be angela If they couldn't talk put loud to each other while the heavenly choir is singing.