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SATURDAY EVENING.
TOPEKA, KANSAS, JUNE 30, 1900.
SATURDAY EVENING.
HE l!ITS HARD.
John Breidenthal Severe in llis
Recent Report.
Discusses Plan of Working of a
Topeka Concern.
EXPENSES VERY HEAVY
How People lVho Withdraw
Lose Their Money.
Record of Building Associations
That Have Failed.
Discussing the building and loan asso
ciations in general, in his report,. Bank
Commissioner Breidenthal states that the
Kansas "national" associations make a
better showing than the foreign associa
tions that have done business in the state.
The report says:
"The Aetna Building and Loan associa
tion, of Topeka, I consider th best na
tional association doing business in the
west; yet what a road it has traveled to
arrive at its present . position, and how
the pathway Is strewn with the poor
victims who, after paying their dues for
years, cannot withdraw and pkiv an even
tjame. Examine the statement tor June 30
of this, the best of the lot; nute the im
mense expense account over $18,700 ex
pense of organization and first manage
ment: a clear steal, for which the present
management, however, is not responsible.
Observe the following items in the prottt
account, which are riot earnings, but de
ductions from the money paid by stock
holders, to wit:
Installment stock to guarantee
fund $!9.4"3 29
Profit on withdrawals 7,9 i0
Membership fees 1.0a9 4S
Total $108,, 403 05
Add to this the membership fees
paid to agents, which do not
bhow on the books of the com
pany, estimated 50,000 00
and we have a total of $15s,4o3 05
paid Into the 'profits1 of the association
by stockholders that is, the common
stockholders. And what have they re
ceived in return thus far? The statement
discloses what, as follows:
dividends to stockholders JS8.213 21
Interest on withdrawals 'i.W
Inrerest on prepaid stock r tit
Interest on full-paid stock 1.2S4 97
A total of l'3.24s 34
or $". 1M. 71 less than they have contrib
uted to the profit account. This is the net
aggregate result for the common stock
holders in the largest, safest and best
'gener.il' or natioiiM) association in Kan
sas and the west, at the end of seven and
one-half years. Those who withdrew
early are the heaviest losers: those who
h:ive been paying in for four years can
now withdraw without loss: and those
who have been paying for a longer period
can withdraw with a fair prof't. and if
thev CuntiJiUe for the full period of ten
years will diaiht'.ess receive the par value
of iheir stock. I use the statement of
this a.fM-iation beeau-e It is the large-'.t
und best national in Kansns and the west ;
leii th.iL no partially may he shown, I
will take the entire let "that were, en
caged in transacting a general business in
Kansas at tile time our law took effect,
'i t. -e gi e i s results as follows;
1 To tits deducted from payments, not prop
erly earnings
Guarantee and other
funds
Profits on withdrawals.
expense
$2.157 SO
31, MO M
Membership fees 1'.'3j
Commissions, collections, and ex
change 3.3!'7
Collection fees 9.PO 78
Making in all $244,442 01
Add membership fees collected by
ageiits and not credited to
stockholders or shown on
books, estimated CO.00O 00
Total $J04,442 01
Krom which deduct
Dividends to stockholders. J -ISii 7:1
Interest on wlthdra wals. . 4.ri53
Interest on prepaid stock, 13.VT2 !'3
Interest, full-pa'd stock.. I,i45 71
Carried to reserve fund.. 2'.ln5 47
Vndivided profits 13.2.i5 75
Total $151.740 12
or $ir2.fi7!.Stt less than has been paid into
the profit account by them, to say noth
ing of the earnings. In other words, in
order that a portion of the stockholders
who are persistent may receive dividends
or accumulations to the amount of $151.
74a. 12. all the stockholders have been
called upon to contribute in the aggregate
$3o4. 442. Id in addition to the earnings upon
their own payments. Again, note the
in the 'nationals,' from flit iV) per cent, in
in the 'nations,' from tj'.t !-lo per cent, in
the Aetna, the best, to 41.737 per cent, in
the National Savings and Ioan associa
tion of Topeka. as compared with 9 14-lo)
per cent, to 37 5-10 per cent in tile 'local'
associations. The expense of manage
ment in the best national is double that
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William R. Harper, president of the University of Chicago, hopes soon to
" have Count Lypf Tolstoi, the eminent P.ussian author, humanitarian and re
former, as his guest. President Harper has just returned "from a visit to'
the count's home in Russia, where he Fpent a delightful time. He is the most
aromlnent exponent in this country of the Tolstoi cult.
of the most expensive local, and seven
times the average of locals. A glance at
the comparative statement of the nine
principal local associations (page 132) as
well as the tables showing the withdrawal
value of stock at each six-month period
(pages 134 to 13ti), demonstrates conclu
sively that local associations are the only
ones that are entitled to be classed as
mutual co-operative companies.
"A careful examination of the results
obtained in a large number of these na
tional associations demonstrates the fact
that 75 per cent, of the stockholders with
draw and suffer a loss of from 25 to 75 per
cent, of their investment. In view of
this fact, it should not be a difficult mat
ter for any association, with any sort of
management, to fulfill its contracts with
the remaining 25 per cent.; yet few, very
few, have done so, and many, very many,
have absolutely failed. I contend that
any business that must depend upon 75
per cent, of its investors losing a portion
of their principal in order that the, re
maining 25 per cent, may reap a "fair
protit is not a desirable place for the in
vestment of funds by persons whose in
come is uncertain and who may be com
pelled at any time to discontinue their
payments, and that no such association
should be permitted to do business as a
mutual co-operative enterprise; for the
only mutuality that exists, and the only
point where there is co-operation for 75
per cent, of the stockholders is in the
payment of losses and expenses out of
their principal."
In introducing his report Mr. Breiden
thal explains that the delay is due to the
failure of the officers of associations to
make proper reports to the department.
When the law tirst became effective he
sent out 5J0 letters explaining what would
be expected in the report from the asso
ciations doing business in the state.
About 60 replied. There are now 40 local
and 12 national associations in Kansas.
The law required reports in March and
September. This was deemed inadvisable,
and after conferring with the attorney
general the commissioner asked for these
statements In June and December.
The report calls special attention to the
law requiring officers of associations to
give bonds; states that usury laws are
applicable to these associations, and that
solvency consists of having assets equal,
at their market value, to the liabilities
of the association and that the liability
of a stockholder is the book Value of his
stock. Further, that cumulative fines
such as are likely to prove confiscatory
of the stock are unlawful.
Of the Great Kastern Co-operative Loan
company of Emporia which he took
charge of the commissioner says: "I re
gret to say that the officers of the Em
poria association induced a large number
of their stockholders to transfer their
stock to a South Dakota association that
is not authorized to do business. The plan
of this South Dakota association is a
very unjust and inequitable one and the
transfer to the same was an outrage.
The business was transacted before the
taking effect of our law and there is no
means of redress for the victims."
Another which, fell by the wayside was
the Continental of Kansas City, Kas.
"Prom the records of this association
showing its expense account in its early
history one must conclude that it was
conveived in sin and brought forth in
iniquity for the sole benefit of the gang.."
The Mid-Continent ot corteyviue rauea.
"The failure of this association," says the
commissioner in this report, "is due to a
combination of incompetency, rascality,
and a general lack of knowledge of the
business of a loan association."
The commissioner refers to the National
Savings and Loan association of Tepeka.
He says: "This association was organized
by a. 'noted promoter' of fake enterprises,
and in its early history ail its receipts,
I am informed, were appropriated by the
! "promoter, who issued stock to pay nis
I personal bills. Later on, a number of
j honorable gentlemen of good standing, but
! who were wolully lacking in knowledge
! of the business of loan associations, un
dertook to put it on its feet. They are
wiser now, though poorer in purse than
a vear ago. The losses to stockholders
are considerable in the aggregate, al
though no individual has lost heavily,
owing to the short life of- the associa
tion." As a general proposition, referring to
foreign associations doing business in the
state, the report says: "For every dollar
of profits they have paid our people four
dollars of losses have been sustained
through them. Eighty per cent, of the
foreign associations that were doing busi
ness" in Kansas five years ago have
failed."
Mr. Breidenthal says in conclusion:
"Not a day passes that I do not receive
inquiries with reference to some 'fake' In
vestment scheme, such as 'Tontine Mer
cantile companies,' 'Tontine Investment
companies.' 'Diamond Investment com
panies,' and all sorts of get-rich-quick
schemes, none of which come within the
scope of legitimate business enterprises,
anil all of which will bring grief to at
least 75 to S5 per cent, of those who invest,
and jov to the 15 or 25 per cent., pro
vided the other fellows will put up long
enough and then drop out. No. business
principle is involved in any of them, and
none are authorized to do business in
Kansas, nor can they receive authority
to do business in this state. The next
legislature should pass a law prohibiting
this class of business under severe pen
alties." Newton Fair Dates.
Newton. June 30. Tlje executive com
mittee of the county fair met in the of
fice of Dr. J. T. Axtell last night and
decided to change the date of holding
the fair this fall. It will be held on Oc
tober 2. 3, 4 and 5, the same week as the
Wichita street fair.
Westward.
T0PEKAS0CIETY.
Mrs. Longshore Gives a Tea For
Little People.
Mr. and Mrs. Eastman Enter
tain at Their New Home
CHAFING DISH SUPPER
A Few Friends Are Entertained
Most Informally.
Items of Social and Personal
Jfatnre.
Mrs. Deborah K. Longshore enter
tained a dozen little people at a six
o'clock tea Thursday evening compli
mentary to Miss Helen Falconer of
Chicago. The guests were seated at one
long flower decked table; after tea the
time was spent in playing cards.
The affair was enjoyed by the fol
lowing guests, Miss Helen Falconer.Miss
Isabel Hudson and Miss Alma Snyder
of Kansas City, Miss Josephine Keizer,
Misa Eleanor Keizer, Miss Rhoda
Knowles, Miss Ella Sim; Masters Paul
Popenoe, John Sim. DeWitte Hagar,
Tom Martin. Horace Wilkie, Ted Mason.
An Informal Affair.
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Eastman enter
tained a few of their friends informally
at their new home on Topeka avenue,
Friday evening at a chafing dish sup
per. Their guests were, Mr. and Mrs.
A. R. Lingafelt, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur
Murphy, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Cole, Mr.
and Mrs. Frank Crane, Miss Mary
Thompson, Miss Kate Gunther, Miss
Mabel Quigley, Mr. Ben Akers, Mr. J.
E. Weaver and Mr. John Waters.
Motes' and Personal Mention.
The engagement is announced of Miss
Berenice McDonald of Kansas City, to
Dr. Harry Heller of Paola, Kansas,
formerly of Kansas City. The marriage
will take place in October. Miss Mc
Donald is well known In Topeka having
formerly lived here.
Judge and Mrs. S. A. Kingman have
returned from an outing at Merrill
Springs.
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene F. Ware and
family expect to go to Cascade, Colo.,
in about two weeks to spend the re
mainder of the summer.
The Pleasant Hour club will cele
brate the Fourth of July with a picnic
in the afternoon and evening at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. George Bell on
West street.
Miss Edith Davis returned today
from Atchison.
Miss Lena McCray will go to Kansas
City the first of the week to visit Mi&s
Bes3ie Osborn for a few days and the
last of the week Miss Osborn. will come
to Topeka to visit Miss McCray.
Mrs. Dan Small will leave the first
part of July for New York where she
will spend the summer with her mother.
T. S. Mason icft today for a trip to
Ne Ar York.
Mrs. George Neil and daughter Effie
expect to leave in about two weeks for
Ludington, Michigan, to remain during
the warm weather.
Miss Louis Kent is spending Satur
day and Sunday with friends in Le
compton. Mr. and Mrs. R. K. Jamison and lit
tle daughter went to Kansas City to
day and will make their home there.
Clarence Poindexter has gone to
Princeton to take the summer course
and will continue there next winter.
Grant Hord will arrive from Chicago
soon to visit relatives.
J. E. Weaver went to Kansas City
this morning.
Miss Margaret Weisa left Thursday
for Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.
Miss Carrie Mason left today for her
home in Denver after a several weeks'
stay in Topeka.
Continued on Page 5.
0E ON GRIMES.
His Experience With, a Parrot in
Kansas City.
The Kansas City Times today con
tained the following:
"A very valuable parrot at the union
depot yesterday afternoon created a
laugh at the expense of Frank Grimes,
state treasurer of Kansas, who came
in on a late train yesterday afternoon.
The parrot had a pretty good command
of the English language, and when Mr.
Grimes passed near it in going through
the depot, it called out in a decidedly
masculine tone of voice:
" 'Hello, Frank! How is everything?'
"Now, when anyone asks Grimes huw
everything is going, he naturally sup
poses the Burton campaign for the
caucus nomination for United States
senator by the Republican minority in
the next Kansas legislature is referred
to. So Mr. Grimes suddenly stopped
taking his short-grass strides, believing
that one of his friends had called to
him. Turning around he saw standing
near by a man whom he thought he
recognized.
" 'Since our delegation nominated
Roosevelt everything is going our way
with a Whoop,' he said, stepping up to
his supposed interrogator, his face
wreathed in smiles.
" 'Who is Roosevelt?' the parrot in
quired. The man Grimes addressed was
standing between him and Polly's cage,
so that the latter was hidden from the
view of the Kansas treasurer.
" 'Who is Roosevelt?' Grimes replied
in astonishment. 'Haven't you ever
heard of Teddy, the man J. R. Burton
forced to accept the vice presidential
nomination on the Republican ticket?
Who are you, and where are you from,
anyway?' he concluded, for he now saw
that the man he thought he knew he
didn't know at all.
" 'Guess you'd better answer the par
rot, replied the stranger with a grin.
stepping aside so that Grimes could
see the bird.
" 'That's a funny-looking fellow,'
said the parrot when it saw Grimes.
"But Mr. Grimes didn't hear. He
was hurrying away with a crestfallen
countenance. He had missed an op
portunity of telling how the Kansas del
egation had been the original Roosevelt
men at the convention and how Burton
stood right next to him. He didn't re
cover his equilibrium until he had drunk
two lemonades.
Buys a Whole Block.
Coffeyvllle, June 30. Arthur R. Wil
son, assistant cashier of the Condon
bank, has purchased block 24 in the east
part of the city, known as the old
Maudlin property. The price paid was
J2,500. Mr. Wilson will fit up the place
for a rabbitcry. devoted to the raisin,
of Belgian hares.
NEWS OF THE WEEK.
A Brief Review of Important Local
and General Happenings.
LOCAL SUMMARY.
State Grain Inspector McKenzie pro
poses plan to do away with inspection
of Kansas wheat before shipment at
seaboard.
United States Judge Hook enjoins col
lection of taxes in Wyandotte county.
Gen. J. K. Hudson goes to Missouri to
devote his attention to mining.
Five young men are arrested for
shooting craps in state house.
Sherman county Democrats instruct
for David B. Hill for vice president.
City Physician Hogeboom advises
people to be on guard against smallpox.
Congressman Charles Curtis returns
from Washington and after reception in
his honor faints. He is suffering from
overwork.
State Treasurer Grimes county, Wich
ita, Republican convention tables reso
lution endorsing him and state and na
tional administrations.
Kansas registers of deeds notified by
attorney general that they can charge
only Za cents for filing and releasing
chattel mortgage.
Arrangements made for Governor
Roosevelt to pass through Topeka on
Monday.
County commissioners announce
raises in assessments of nearly all To
peka merchants.
Wednesday pronounced hottest June
day by Weather Observer Jennings.
Point indicated 101 degrees.
Executive council orders state house
lawn watered.
Geary countv Ponulists endnrsA Col.
E. C. Little for congressman at large.
-torn James convicted of assault and
battery for shooting W. H. Hayes.
Labor Commissioner Johnson announ
ces that Kansas creamery butter pro-
uucis in i8y were ?S5,31.21.
Ex-Sheriff W. D. Disbrow dies of
Bright's disease.
Edward Collins and Edward Fitzger
ald drowned in the Kansas river while
swimming.
E. M. McCann appointed supervisor of
bridges and building for Santa Fe.
B. T. Lewis resigns position with
Mexican Central to return to Topeka.
Topeka selected as place for holding
Kansas Semi-Centennial Exposition in
1904.
Bank Commissioner Breidenthal calls
attention to loose methods in which
some Kansas building and loan associ
ations do business.
Grocers and druggists give up use of
premium stamps.
General Superintendent Resseguie
and Superintendent of Telegraph Sholes
of the Santa Fe considering demands
of telegrapher's for increased pay.
Santa Fe buys Kansas, Oklahoma
Central & Southwestern railroad,
TELEGRAPH SUMMARY.
Admiral Remey ordered to take com
mand of the naval station at Taku.
Wreck on Southern railway in which
forty-ono persons lost their lives.
American representatives at Con
stantinople presents another note to
the Sultan demanding payment of the
missionary indemnity.
General Wheeler takes command of
the Department of the Lakes.
China asks that the landing of foreign
troops in her territory be stopped.
General MaeArthur declines to accept
peace proposal from the Filipino lead
ers. International forces take possession
of Tien Tsin.
General Chaffee ordered to take com
mand of the American forces in China.
Boer commissioners issue an address
to American people.
Illinois Democrats meet in state con
vention and nominate Samuel Alschuyler
for governor. .
Relief of Admiral Seymour's force of
international troops is occomplished.
John G. Wooley of Chicago nominated
for president by the Prohibitionists.
Rebellion breaks out in British Island
of Baratonga.
Boer forces break through Gen. Run-
die's lines.
Tom Sharkey knocked out by Gus
Ruhlin in 15 rounds.
Jeff Davis nominated for governor of
Arkansas by the Democrats.
Sheriff s posse comitatus of 2,500 men.
at St. Louis, discharged.
Khedive of Egypt lands in England
and visits Queen Victoria.
Foreign ministers reported to have es
caped from Pekin.
Ninth regiment U. S. A. leaves Manila
for China.
Gen. Chaffee leaves Washington to
take command of the American forces
in Asia.
Nine of the insurgent Filipino leaders
take the oath of allegance to the United
States.
Yale wins over Harvard in the annual
boat race.
Admiral Kempff cables that represen
tatives of the foreign powers at Pekin
are not with Admiral Seymour's forces
as reported.
Admiral Remey reaches Hong Kong
en route to Taku.
Li Hung Chang reported to be indus
triously cutting off the heads of his
countrymen.
Gov. Roosevelt warns photograph-
Brooklyn's Unique Office-Holder.
Reeister James R. Howe, of Kings County, N. Y., among the promises he
made in his ante-election campaign, pieuged mmseif nor to accept the fees
of his office, which amount to about J190,0t0, excepting just enough for liv
ing expenses. He is about to carry his promise into execution by distributing
his surplus to worthy charities.
So many housewives suffer from ner
vous depression due to catarrhal weak
ness peculiar to their sex, and suffer on
year after year, not knowing what their
ailment is. Mrs. Mary Cook, of Pitts
ford, N. Y., suffered for six years before
she learned of Peruna. Mrs. Cook re
cently wrote the following letter to Dr.
Hartman:
'1 was not well for six years, paid
many doctor bills, but never Improved
very much. I gave up hopes of ever
recovering.
"Finally, I wrote to Dr. Hartman,
and I am thankful to say that I am
now well, through his good advice
and medicine. I am gaining in, flesh
and feel young again. I was very
emaciated, but now my own children
are surprised in the great change in me
when they visit me."
ers against taking pictures of his child
ren especially while they are in bath-ins-
. j .
One fireman killed and eleven injured
at a fire in Pittsburg.
News of the inauguration of Sanford
B. Dole, as governor of Hawaii reach
es the United States
Minnesota Republicans nominate
cimi T-f Vnn Rnnt for governor.
Aaron rii; nominated for governor
by the Republicans of Michigan.
Bombardment ot Tien rsin reponeu
to be still in progress on the 28th.
CELEBRATE THE FOURTH.
Old Settlers to Have a Bicnic All
Their Own.
About 75 people have received invita
tions reading like the following: .
"1854-1900. Old Settlers picnic. You
are cordially invited to attend a picnic
and reunion of old settlers and friends
on the lawn at Elmwood, home of Mr.
and Mrs. J. M. Meade, Western avenue
and Crane street, July 4, 1900, 11 a. m.
to 11 p. m. Addresses and reading of
Declaration of Independence by promi
nent speakers. Dancing (old style).
Athletic sports by ye old folks. String
band. Bring your luncheons, lemons,
sugar and fireworks. Spend the day
and evening and have a good time."
"Elmwood" is one of the old Topeka
homes and is known as the old Ward
place. It was Indian land and was
deded to Mrs. Meade's father, Mr. A. A.
Ward by President Buchanan.
An interesting and varied programme
has been arranged. Rev. J. B. McAfee
will tell some "Early Reminiscences of
Kansas." The Declaration of Independ
ence will be read by Dean Sykes and
the address will be delivered by Thos.
F. Doran.
The athletic sports will include a po
tato race, a barrel race, a wheelbarrow
race, a walking match and a donkey
ride. Prizes will be given.
Dancing will be in the long dining
room and will end with a Virginia reel
on the lawn. The lawn will be lighted
in the evening with torches and Japa-
1 NEWARK. YJ
Miss Annie Zlott, 72 Livingston street,
Newark, N. J., took Peruna for extreme
nervousness. She says: "I was very ill
and thought I would die. I had a ter
rible headache and my head swam; I
thought I would never get well; I
seemed to have a great complication of
diseases and bought medicines, but they
did me no good.
"Finally I gave up and thought I
would wait for my end. One day I
happened to pick up one of your books.
I read of other women who were near
death and had been cured by Peruna,
so I thought I would try it.
I took a couple of bottles and began
to feel better. I continued its use un
til now I am a well woman. I praise
Peruna highly and wish other women
would use it."
nese lanterns. A musical farce has been
prepared by Canon Bywater who will be
assisted in its production by the young
people. A display of fireworks will end
the day's enjoyment.
"PER CAPITER" IS LARGE
Wheat Crop in Barton Will
Ayerage $228 Per Each
Individual.
James Clayton, of the office of the at
torney general, has returned from Bar
ton county, his home, and brings with
him the champion prosperity story of the
season, all based upon the mammoth
wheat crop which that county is this
year producing.
There are 253,000 acres of wheat in the
county, nearly 50 per cent of the entire
area of the county being sown to wheat.
The estimated yield is Ave million
bushels, which at 60 cents per bushel.
wheat is now worth more than that.
means $228 for every person in the
county.
The wheat crop of Barton county will
require the services of 1,000 machines,
cutting 25 acres per day for ten days.
As the machines in use are principally
headers, this acreage can be harvested
at that rate. Some of the headers cut
more than 25 acres a day; others less,
the general average being about 25
acres.
SILTER REPUBLICANS.
To Meet in Topeka Monday, July 2,
and Elect Delegates.
There will be in Topeka from all parts
of the state next Monday a state con
vention to meet at Representative hall
at 10 o'clock a. m., to elect 250 delegates
to attend the Bimetallic national con
vention at Kansas City July 4. They
will go direct from Topeka to Kansas
City. Charles A. Towne will be here
and speak in the evening. The public
is invited to turn out and hear him.
BURLINGTON ROUTE.
New Through Train to Portland and
Puget Sound.
"The Burlington-Northern Pacific Ex
press," a new daily through train
from Grand Island for Northwest Ne
braska, Black Hills, Wyoming, Mon
tana, Washington, 'lacoma, Seattle.
Puget Sound and Portland, Oregon, via
Billings, Montana the short line and
time saver to the Upper Northwest. To
Central Montana in 34 hours; to the
Puget Sound in 61 hours from the Mis
souri river. Through coaches and chair
cars, through tourist sleepers, throuerh
dining car service and standard sleep
ers, rnis is tne main traveled road Mis-
souri river to the Ncrthwest.
Number 15, Kansas City and : St.
Joseph to Nebraska, Denver, Colorado,
Utah, Pacific Coast and the Northwest,
Montana, Washington, Oregon, via Lin
coln and Billings. Weekly California
excursions.
Number 23, "Nebraska-Colorado Ex
press," from Hastings for Nebraska,
Colorado, Utah, and Pacific Coast.
To the East: Chicago and St. Louis,
greatly improved trains in time and
equipment.
To the North: Best trains daily to
Omaha, St. Paul, Minneapolis and the
Lake region. J. C. BRAMHALL,
T. P. A., 823 Main St., Kansas City, Mo.
L. W. WAKELEY,
Gen'l Passenger Agent, St. Louis. Mo.
HOWARD ELLIOTT,
Gen'l Manager, St. Joseph, Mo.
R. C. Harper Adjudged Insane.
Independence, June 30. Ralph C.Har-.
per, a prominent citizen of this place,
was adjudged insane in probate court.
Harper Is an old newspaper man, having
founded the Daily Reporter of this city
20 years ago. He recently changed his
politics.- P. S. Hollingsworth, of the
First National bank, was appointed his
guardian.
Mrs. Anna Roes, 2813 North Fiftl
street, Philadelphia, Pa., writes:
"Four weeks ago I believed I had
consumption; I took a severe cold,
and although for the first few days the
mucus in my throat and chest was
loose, it finally became so bad that 1
bad difficulty in breathing.
"Pain in the shoulders followed. As 1
had plaped my confidence in you ane
Peruna, I followed your direction
strictly, and improved from day to day,
and am now well again."
Most women feel the need of a toni
to counteract the debilitating effects oi
summer weather. Peruna is such a
remedy. It cures all catarrhal conditions
whether it be weakness, nervous de
pression or summer catarrh. For a fret
book on summer catarrh, address Th
Peruna Medicine Co., Columbus, Ohio.
DID YOU HEAR THE
Jon Roar?
IF NOT, ATTEIID
THE
Lion Shoe
:ore s
GREAT SLAUGHTER SALE
-OF-
Boots, Shoes, and Oxfords.
THE ROAK WILL COMIACE YOU.
YOTJaS TO TLSASS,
MATTHEWS & DRECIISEL,
106 E. Sixth St.
Salesmen: Alf. Johnson, Clatjs Oak
E. G. KINLEY,
Carriage
t
aker,
For general repairs, painting
and trimming, I employ flrst
class mechanics in each branch
of the business. Prices as loir
as good honest work will allow.
Have tome Buggies and road
wagons on hand. The best rub
ber tires on the market put on.
t
Call and See me and
, Get Prices.
424426 Jackson St.

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