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? Editorial Section. J k Editorial Section. 4r Pages 9 to 16. -K 1 SATURDAY EVENING. TOPEKA, KANSAS, JUNE 2, 1900. SATURDAY EVENING. GRAY TELLS WHY. Street Fair Promoter Explains Causes of Success. Due to Energy and Spirit of Topeka Men. CITY SHOULD BE PROUD Much Praise Due to Executive Committee. Exhibits FinestEver Made at a Street Fair. The Topeka Street Fair closes this evening. Many people deserve the credit for its success. Dr. C. D. Gray, promoter of the Fair, said today in dis cussing the merits connected with, the big show: "Topeka's Street Fair is unquestion ably the greatest success, considering the size of the city, of any street fair held in America. It has taken ten weeks of constant hard work, and five nights out of every week we have work ed until midnight. The Commercial club engaged my services and that of my stall in March, to organize their street fair for them, they being busy men, not having the time to devote to it, and not having the experience in organizing street fairs, this being the first one held in Topeka. Topeka de serves great credit, not only for patron izing it, but the members of the execu- shoulder with some of the broadest minded men I have ever met In my 22 years experience in exposition work. I took gTeat chances, for many things could have happened, such as strikes, epidemics, or misfortunes caused by Di vine Providence that would have pre vented the holding of the street fair. If the street fair had not opened its doors, I naturally would have lost considerable money. As it is, I will have paid all ex penses of myself and staff for the eleven weeks, and make a small profit. I hope to return to Topeka some time, now that I am known, and I know To peka, and make some money. I can not find words strong enough, or earnest enough, to express myself regarding the executive committee under whose sup ervision I have worked for the past ten weeks, and I want to ask the public of Topeka that at any time the Commer cial club has anything to present to them, that they give the same undivid ed support as they have in this, Tope ka's great street fair." -Tzr A Vv . w 'V, V DTI. C. D. GRAY. ELLIS' m as W2 WE Lie AT COST! EGINNING JUNE 1st. five committee, appointed by the di rectors of the Commercial club deserve unstinted praise for their support and confidence in the street fair as it was a novelty in their city. "After the contract was signed many obstacles a.rose, but the executive com mittee met them one by one, and mowed them down or set them aside. The fact that the street fair was a novelty here gave room for doubts in the minds of many people as to its possible success; but, as tiie time passed on, with the constant work, enthusiasm grew; in nome cases the very opposition tired the executive committee to increased ener gies. They are a body of men that To peka can well be proud of. for nothing reemed to daunt them or discourage them. Many times in their work they no doubt were surprised by actions of some of their townsmen, but being broad minded businessmen, they. know ing their city well, and that in time all opposition would be overcome, and with success, the erring ones would come into camp as they have done, and put their shoulder to the wheel and make Topeka's Fair the greatest one ever held in the west, from many stand points. "Tiie number of exhibitors, while not great; the artistic effects, the lavish decorations made by the merchants, were the tinest ever made in America Jn any city. Topeka lias this reward to add to her laurels; that her street fair was gotten up without a dollar-s guar antee. I cam here last November dur ing the Twentieth regiment festivities. I then saw the energy and 'obtained a line' upon the backbone and sinew of Topeka's business men that gave me confidence in them, and I made a con tract, the first one on record without a guarantee, and took many chances, but the confidence I had in the business sustained me in my belief of the suc cess. Of course, ten weeks is a long time to take chances on the weather, but by obtaining statistics regarding the average downfall of rain, the week of May 28 offered a certain amount of eecurity. "There are a thousand and one con ditions to be considered in organizing a street fair. The obtaining of the ex hibitors; the economical manner ot construction; the judicious advertising to obtain the crowds: the obtaining of milroad rat"s: the advertising for the visitors, and the taking care of them alter their arrival, and supplying them with different novelties which must be not only educational but amusing and entertaining. This has all been done, and, as 1 said before, without obligat ing the Commercial club to guarantee a dollar in advance. "The thousands of people who have visited the city during the week go away happy and contented, and prais ing Topeka for its energy and ability to rank first and foremost as a promoter of progression. Thousands of people who have visited the street fair daily have become better acquainted with each other, and the merchants have come in closer contact with their cus tomers. The result means future suc cess to them, and encourages the con sumer and shopper to patronize hoiua mere-ban ts. "The street fair has given employment to hundreds of people. It has consumed lumber, electric lights and fixtures, dec orating materials, sign painting: and fciven employment to carpenters, plumb ers, extra policemen and laborers, etc., and in fact has done a world of good fur many people in Topeka, and should established a precedent that what To peka takes hold of is bound to be a suc cess. In future any matters that should be presented by such a body of business men as the Commercial club should be favorably considered, and backed by enthusiasm to lessen the labor of the committees who work without pay, and who have to leave their homes and their bu?iness many hours to devote to events that are for the benefit of the freneral public and not the few. "I have been in Topeka eleven weeks and have met many people, and the treatment I have received has been most kind, and I shall carry away pleas ant recollections of working shoulder to CONFEDERATE VETERANS. They Adjourn to Meet in Memphis Next Year. Louisville, Ky., June 2. The tenth annual reunion of the United Confed erate veterans adjourned sine die at 6 o'clock last night The meeting of 1901 will be held in Memphis. The annual parade of the veterans was abandoned, on account of the in clement weather. The morning session ended In a state of great excitement and confusion. The trouble arose at the conclusion of the presentation of the report of the com mittee on resolutions. A resolution had been incorporated in the report to the effect that the con vention of Confederates recognize with appreciation the language of Gen. Dan iel E. Sickles, the orator at the annual reunion of the Army of the Potomac at I' redencksburg, in w hich General Sickles had mentioned most kindly the men of the confederacy, and the resolution said the confederates reciprocated the feel ing shown toward them by the men of the Army of the Potomac. General Gordon put the question of the adoption of the report. There wa5 a chorus of "ayes," and when he called for the vote in the negative he said quickly, "The ayes have it." After he had announced the vote there came a f on- cries of "no." General Gordon said: "I did not think that there would be any negative on such a question, but there were some after I had declared the vote: I will now resubmit it." The author of the resolution, W. H. Eui'gynn, made a strong plea for its adoption. He said that he had been, present at the meeting at Fredericks burg and had heai'd the kindly senti ments expressed by the soldiers of the north, and he desired the passage of the resolution merely as a matter of cour tesy. Col. J. IT. Shepherd, of Richmond, Va., secured the floor, and said: "I want no coquetting with the Yan kees who defeated us. For God's sake do not accept anything from their hands. Don't, accept anything from Union soldiers. Vote it down; com rades, vote it down." Instantly there was a terrific uproar. Dozens of delegates were on their feet demanding recognition from the chair. General Gordon finally restored order and in response to a call for his opin ion, said: "I trust the time will never come, while I stand on southern ground or among the chivalrous men of the south, when I will refuse to send a kindly message to an enemy." Then coming down to the front rail of the platform, the general raised his voice in emphasis, saying: "I know the sender of this messagre. On the heights of Gettysburg he stood gallant ly in front of my lines and it was my bullets that sent him to the rear with a leg off. For me, I am going to recip rocate the kindly message of the north ern soldiers." Wild cheers greeted this declaration. General Gordon yielded the gavel to General Cabell, of Texas, who made a short address in favor of the resolution. He put the question in the midst of such great confusion that his voice could scarcely be heard. It was adopted with a roar of assent. vX7 simple. E WELCOME the month of June with the greatest Furniture Sale we or any one else ever inaugurated in Topeka., The reason for this rash act is very Early this Spring we had to rent a large room off the Avenue in which to store the overflow of Furniture from our store. This building we will have to give up on the 15th of June, and the furniture must all be out by that time. The store is jam full already, and we can't put it in the street, so the only places we can find is in the homes of Topeka and surrounding towns, where it in reality belongs. Now, this is where we propose to put it in the next 15 days, and if we can't do it at our price, we will do it at yours. Anyway, we are going to do it. If you need Furniture now, or expect to need it any time this Summer, you will stand in your own light if you miss this sale. The reduction covers every article in the store such as bedroom suits, dining tables and chairs, book cases, chiffoniers, parlor tables, rockers, couches, lounges, carpets, rugs, etc. We still have a large assortment of mattings with which we can cover your floor cheaper than you can have it scrubbed this Summer. 00000000000000000000000000 w. MO FfrL TT, PUBLIC DEBT STATEMENT. Washington. June 2. The monthly statement of the public debt shows that at the close of business May 31, 1900, the debt less cash in the treasury amounted to $1,122,608,811, a decrease for the month of $2,193, 2,4, which is ac counted for by the redemption of bonds. The debt is recapitulated as follows: Interest bearing debt, $1,026,482,890. Debt on which interest has ceased since maturity, $1,181,880. Debt bearing no interest, $390,727,470. Tot-U, $1,418,392,340. This amount, however, does not in clude $729,584,179 in certificates and treasury notes outstanding which are 'Phone 353. 533 Kansas Avenue. THJLS1 a. siMiaJlsMiailsiialsiMial.siMiralsiMial 5L5 515 ms SIMM SIS IE 'Ml as far offset by an equal amount of cash, on hand. The cash in the treasury is classified as follows: Reserve fund, gold coin and bullion, $150,000,000. - Trust fund, gold, silver and United States notes, $729,584,179. General fund, $113,335,229. In national bank depositories: To credit of United States treasurer, $105,226,523. To credit of disbursing officers, $6, 093,892. Total $1,040,261,826, against which there are demand liabilities outstanding amounting to $S08, 478,296, which leaves a net cash balance in the treasury of $295,783,529. A Wealth of Beauty. Is often hidden by unsightly Pimples. Eczema. Tetter, Erysipelas, Salt Rheum, etc. Bucklen's Arnica Salve will glorify the face by curing all Skin Kruptions, also Cuts, Bruises, Burns, Boils. Felons, Ulcers, and worst forms of Piles. Only 25 cts. a box. Cure guaranteed. Sold by Waggoner, druggist, 731 Kansas ave. Reports show that, over fifteen hundred lives have been saved through the use of One Minute Cough Cure. Most of these were cases of grippe, croup, asthma, whooping cough, bronchitis and pneu monia. Its early use prevents consump tion. All drug stores. I A3 t , lis w ..A 1 ' Anna. Marie Walsh and Olive May Fitzpatrick, Kansas Girls Who Won Medals at Hardin College. Kansas won all of the medals awarded to pupils of Hardin college, a school for young women, at Mexico, Mo., To peka receiving a place through Miss Anna Marie Walsh, who secured the medal awarded for the most improve ment in China painting during the school year. The most notable prize in the school contests was a piano valued at $1,000, which was for the winner in vocal music. This went to Miss Flora Thomas of i'aola. who also won the medal in Instrumental music. Miss Olive Slay Fitzpatrick of Arkansas City won the medal awarded for the best piece of watercolor executed alone. Thus the Kansas young women carried off all the honors in music and art, the succtssiul contestants being first year students, too. Miss Walsh is distinctively a To peka product, this city being hei birth place. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Walsh. Mr. Walsh is the general baggage agent of the Santa Fe system. The young laxly entered Har din college during the year just closed. The scene at the awarding of these prizes was one of confusion. A ma jority of the students at Hardin are Missourians. and the opposition to Kan sas was manifested in the general pro tests which were made because this state carried off the honors. The storm had been brewing against the Kansas gills for some weeks, owing to the ex istence of an organization maintained solely for the pleasure of the Kansas students at the college. The organiza tion has the name "K. K. K.," which was jnteipreted by the Missourians to mean: "Krazy Kansas Kranks." When the Kansas products carried off, the honors the storm broke over their heads. While the judges were con sidering their decision in the musical contest the Missourians stood on the seats and yelled for their favorites. The president cf the college finally mounted the platform and admonished the main tenance of order. When quiet was re sumed he said: "I hope that the guests at this commencement will understand that merit will win in these contests, it matters not from what state it comes." The decision was finally accepted in good nature by the large field of de feated competitors and their boisterous supporters. TOPEKAJOCIETY. Three Marriages to Be Solemn ized Next Week. Three Receptions Also in Social Calendar. MRS. ASHTOX'S TARTY Given in Honor of Birthday of Mrs. Lewis. Items of Personal and Social Nature. Social Calendar For Next Week. TUESDAY. Mrs. C. B. Reed will entertain the Felicity club and several guest tables in the afternoon. The Daughters of Bethany will be entertained at the home of Mrs. Chas. Hoiman. WEDNESDAY. The marriage of Miss Mary Moon and Rev. Edward Yates Hill of Warsaw, Ind., will be quietly solemnized at the home of the bride's parents. Miss Pearl Kirkpatrick and Mr. J. K. Bair will be married in the evening as will also Miss May Downing and Mr. Will Clauser. The annual picnic of the Ladies' Music club is to be held at the home of the Misses Campdoras. THURSDAY. The reception in the afternoon to be given by Mrs. George M. Noble, Mrs. Kittie Reed Bailey and Mrs. Walter Noble at the Noble residence. FRIDAY. Mrs. J. C. McClintock and Miss Mc Clintock will give a reception in the afternoon. There will also be a reception in the afternoon given by Mrs. J. S. Coe and Mrs. Albert Watkins at the home of Mrs. Coe. Mrs. Ashton's Parry. Mrs. George Port Ashton gave one of her charming parties this morning at her home on Topeka avenue. It was to celebrate the birthday of Mrs. B. T. Lewis of the City of Mexico. The rooms were prettily decorated with roses and other seasonable blossoms: and the af fair proved to be a delightful one. The time was spent in playing pro gressive sixty three; the prizes were a pretty Battenburg centerpiece and a Mexican drawn- work doily. At the close of the games an elaborate course dinner was served. The guests invited for the morning were, Mrs. Lewis, Mrs-. W. A. Morton, Mrs. E. H. Crosby, Mrs. Stanton, Mrs. Dell Small, Mrs. C. B. Reed, Mrs. C. E. Foote, Mrs. Charles Wood, Mrs. R. K. Jamison, Mrs. George W. Crane, Mrs. Margaret Wiggin, Mrs. George Eagle, Mrs. S. J. Bear, Mrs. Frank Hobart, Mrs. W. .W. Manspeaker, Mrs. W. T Crosby, Mrs. W. R. Smith, Mrs. C. W. Snyder, Mrs. C. W. Kouns, Mrs. Frank P. MacLennan, Mrs. Charles Harger of Abilene, Mrs. George B. Palmer and Mrs. H. H. Embry. Mrs. Ashton was assisted by Miss Ethel Morton, while little Mildred Mor ton in a dainty pink frock showed the guests to the dressing rooms. For Miss Moon. Miss Edna Crane entertained infor mally Friday afternoon complimentary to Miss Mary Moon. The affair was enjoyed by the following guests: Mrs. Charles Haines of Sabetha, Mrs. Wal ter Smith, Mrs. Charles Barnes, Miss Helen Moon, Miss Mary Moon, Miss Mrytle Davis, Miss Ivah Davis, Miss Helen Thompson, Miss Willa Rodgers, Miss Mary Thompson, Miss Abby Ware, Miss Grace Weiss, Miss Vera Low, Miss Lillian Whitelock, Miss Daisy Lakin, Miss Bessie Stewart, Miss Mabel Quig ley. Miss Susie Gay, Miss Rossington, Miss Florence Rossington, and Miss Winifred Wagner. A Pleasant Party. Miss Mabel Hillis was the hostess at a delightful porch party Friday morn ing, which she gave in honor of Miss Hester Kennedy, of Junction City. The porch was comfortably fitted up with easy chairs and cosy corners, while at one end was a table laden, with beau tiful flowers. At 12:30 a dainty three-course lunch eon was served on small tables in the dining room and back parlor. On each' table was a pretty centerpiece and bowl of flowers. The invited guests included Mrs. Rob ert Merrick, Mrs. Eugene B. Stotts, Mrs. Carl Nellis. Mrs. Charles Jordan, Miss Kennedy, Miss Aimee Rudiger of Law rence. Miss Mary Hambleton, Miss Santa Waters, Miss Fe Waters, Miss Pearl McFarland, Miss Lillian McFar land, Miss Virgie Payne, Miss Georgiana Wasson, Miss Lucy Knowles, Miss Marie Brooks. Miss Mae Davis, Miss Berdena Crandell, Miss Ida Stagg, Miss LlOa Bergen and Miss Edith Brewer. Notes' and Personal Mention, Miss Beede arrived Friday from Bal timore, Mi, and is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Wilder. Mrs.D. L. Lakin and daughters Misses Daisy and Alice Lakin. will go to Atch ison next week to attend the wedding of Miss Margaret Otis which will take place Tuesday evening, June 5. Mrs. Charles Hoiman is planning to entertain the Daughters of Bethany at a lawn party next Tuesday afternoon. Mrs. Charles Straw-bridge left Friday for her home in Chicago after a five weeks' visit in Topeka with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Ewart. Her brother, Mr. Torrence Ewart accompanied her as far as Kansas City. Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Robinson and daughter Metta will leave Sunday for Massachusetts to spend the summer. Misses Clara and Gertrude Jacobs of Leavenworth are spending a few days in the city with Miss Hattie Coates at her home on West Tenth avenue. Mrs. Fred Verity and children of West Baden. Indiana, are in the city, the guests of Mrs. Verity's aunt, Mrs. M. C. Welch. Mrs. H. H. Embry went to Kansas City this morning for a few days' stay. Mrs. A. V. Worden, of Pueblo, who has been the guest of her sister, Mrs. T. S. Mason for some time, will leave Sat urday for her home. Mrs. N. E. Chase and daughter Mary will leave the middle of the month for Thousand Islands, N. Y., to spend the summer. Mr. Louie Felt of Chicago is expected in Topeka for a short visit with rela tives. . , Continued on Page Five.l LIBRARIAN AN EDUCATOR. That is Why a State Association is Being Formed. The plan for the organization of a Kansas association of librarians which originated with Mrs. Annie L. Diggfl, state librarian, will be consummated by the completion of the organization in this city in December. The sub-committee which was desig nated to take charge of this work has called a general meeting to be held in Topeka in December at the time the Kansas state Teachers' association is in session, which is the last week of the month, beginning immediately after Christmas. At a preliminary meeting held in To peka last week. Mrs. Diggs, Miss Zu .Adams and .Tames L. King were ap pointed as the committee to arrange the details. This committee today is sued the following call for the organi zation of the state association: "In response to an invitation sent out b5r the president of the Kansas Travel ing Libraries commission, the following named persons met in the state library and took the initial step toward the or ganization of a State Librarians' asso ciation: Miss Barlow, city librarian of Fort Scott; Mrs. W. A. Johnston, Miss Zu Adams, Mrs. Eugene Ware. 'Iron quill,' George Jfartin, secretary state historical society; Edward Wilder, and James L. King. "Mr. Wilder occupying the chair, ap pointed Mrs. Annie L. Diggs, Miss Zu Adams and Mr. James L. King a com mittee to.-issue a call to the librarians of the state, to convene at Topeka the coming winter at the time of the State Teachers' association, for the purpose of permanent organization. "The committee was instructed to no tify the librarians of Kansas, of which there are about 1000. and to extend through the press invitations to all per sons officially connected with library work. "The committee will arrange for a programme for which they will secure the service of some person connected with library school methods. "The mission and function of the li brarian have been of growing import ance throughout the United States in recent years. There are several library schools where instructions are given; the librarian already ranks with the professional educator. There are li brary journals; a national association of librarians, and several state associ ations. "The librarians of Kansas realize the impetus and inspiration which a state association will bring to their work. The committee extends this invitation and invites correspondence." LOWER PRICES. Dun & Co.. Report a General Decline All Along the lane. New York, June 2. R. G. Dun & Co.'s Weekly Review of Trade says: While returns of failures in May by branches of business cannot be given until next week it can be stated that not over six months in more than six years have shown as large defaulted li abilities as May will show, owing to the failure of a firm principally en gaged in cotton brokerage. The re ported liabilities of this one firm exceed those of all firms failing in every month but ore last year, and in every month but three in1 1898. Manufacturing fail ures in four weeks of May were only $2,486,543, and trading failures $4,720,301, while failures in brokerage and "other commerical lines" amounted to $13, 928.822. The most conspicuous feature of do mestic news is the steady progress to ward a lower level of prices for the chief materials of industry. Without excitement and with very small sales, it is believed the smallest ever re corded in May at three chief easterni markets, except in 1893, prices of wool have declined so that the 100 Quota tions in Coats Bros.' circular would av erage about 21.84 cents, against 24.72 at the highest point, February 1. and 18.15 a year ago. The stagnant and hesitat ing condition of the goods market, though not extending to the most fa vorite staples, which were largely sold early in the season, which caused much irregularity in prices of goods of other gi-ades, so that some have been cleared out. by concessions of 15 to 20 per cent, from the early quotations of the sea son. There is also more complaint of cancellations, and on this occasion in cotton as well as woolen goods. With prices adjusted to a lower range, all textile branches might expect greater activity. The change in hides has made marked! progress also, the average at Chicago declining over 3 per cent, for the past week, and thus far about 17 per cent, from the highest point. Large sup plies are mentioned in some grades, but the weakness of the manufacture hag been the controlling features. Orders for boots and shoes have been reduced much more than shipments, be cause many works had orders which are not yet exhausted. - The shipments in May have been smaller than in any other year since 1892. They were larger by 17.4 per cent in 1896, by 22.8 per cent in 1895 and by 27.7 per cent last year. The decline in pig iron continues, grey forge reaching $18.50 at Pittsburg, No. 1 local coke $22 at Chicago, No. 1 an thracite and bessemer $22 at Philadel phia and Lehigh No. 1, $21 here. Only small changes have appeared during the week in prices of finished products, but these are toward lower figures. There are current statements that some of the properties just' taken by the steel sheet company have been sold back to former owners and that properties of the steel hoop company will be divided likewise, but it is not at all surprising of a few out of so many combinations result in the disappointment of some. Probably a lower quotation for besse mer pig may be accepted by theassoc i ation in the central region for the lat ter half year as the closing of many works owing to reduced demand may leave the furnaces without full employ ment. The acceptance of two large con tracts for export, one for 100,000 by southern works, is a good sign. - Failures for the week have been 100 in the United States, against 145 last year and 21 in Canada against 14 last year, A Monster Devil Fi3h. Destroying its victim, is a type of Con stipation. The power of this malady Is felt on organs, nerves, muscles and brain. But Dr. King's New Life Pills are a safe and certain cure. Best In the world for Stomach, Liver, Kidneys and Bowels. Only 25 cents at Waggoners' drug store, 731 Kansas avenue. Unclaimed Freight Sale. Takes place at A. T. & S. F. Railway Co.'s freight warehouse, commencing June 14. at 9 a. m.