TOPEKA STATE JOURNAL,, FRIDAY EVENING, JULY 13, 1900.
TOPEKA STATE JOURNAL
et frank p. mac lennan.
Volume xxvii no. 167
Official Paper of the City of Topeka.
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An expression from "W. D. Bynum on
ithe political situation is about due.
Mess the situation in China changes
eoon, the American mule is certain to
get another inning-.
Why not let the candidates for pres
ident and vice president notify each
other and save expense?
Everything connected with the Dem
ocratic preliminaries indicate that Mr.
Bryan himself is the paramount Issue.
Perhaps the nomination of Stevenson
vas made for the purpose of trying to
iwin Grover Cleveland's vote for the
General Harrison is clearly of the
opinion that he could have managed
things better than Mr. McKInley has
A list of those Democrats or Republi
cans who have gone over to Barker
end Donnelly would be interesting at
If Mr. Bryan should be elected the
Democratic papers, which are calling
liim a Populist, will be sorry that they
The Republicans did not declare the
currency to be the paramount issue, at
Philadelphia, but one by one they are
making the declaration now.
It is improbable that the truth will
be known about the Chinese situation
until communication is opened up with
some white man in Pekin, if one is left.
Many of those who now declare that
the Populist party has swallowed the
Democracy, were only a short time ago
proclaiming the death of the People's
The Nebraska Populists felt so bad
over the loss of Towne that they de
mand all the state offices from their
Democratic and Silver Republican al
lies and nearly got them.
The man who announces a change in
his political affiliations now is either
a. wise and patriotic citizen or a dema
gogue, a renegade and a. blatherskite,
j according to the point of view.
The Democratic platform declares
f that "imperialism" is the paramount is
eue. Tet there are probably many thou
'. eands of voters who will cast their bal
j lots for Mr. Bryan, that would not do
I eo if they believed that any of our
recently acquired territory would be
.surrendered in the event of hia' elec-
5 A TRTJST AND ITS PRICES.
; ' From the Philadelphia Record.
' The price of granulated refined sug
L ar has been advanced by the Sugar
I Trust to six cents per pound, or 6.79
i cents net. The plain people who buy
' and use this sugar practically every
, man, woman and child in the United
States are now receiving an object les
eon in the beneficent influence of con
solidation and monopoly in reducing
prices to consumers, ui an wie arro
gant cant that has been canted in be
half of syndicate control of industrial
production, the cant f cheapness to
I the consumer is perhaps the most au
I dacious and offensive. No intelligent
citizen needs to be told that monopoly
. Jieeps prices up. He sees the fact dem-
onstrated at every turn. All of the
I factors which naturally tend to lessen
cost of production and make living
. cheaper are diverted by powerful com
! bined Interests to the service of sordid
greed. The benefits which should ac
I crue to the masses of the people from
Jll VY lllVCULIUlii?, . i I V . . - .............. ,
tion, enlargement of the sources of raw
material and enhanced technical skill
In production are absorbed by selfish
combinations in the shape of excessive
profits, to cover which from public
view is now the chief concern of the
Trust managers who have practically
vanquished and destroyed competition.
Centrifugal raw sugar, 96 degrees test,
is quoted at 4.75 cents per pound. The
Trust thus has a margin of 1.04 cents
between the cost of its raw material
and' the price of the refined product.
In the elaborate testimony given before
a congressional committee, of inquiry
a few years ago the cost of refining
was stated at about three-eighths of a
cent per pound. Say it is ten per cent
more than this estimate by experts; the
Sugar trust would then receive a net
profit of 62.5 cents per 100 pounds.
Twenty years ago. before the establish
ment of the sugar monopoly, refiners
were generally eatisfied with a profit of
twenty-five cents per 100 pounds and
today, with the vast increase in con
sumption, the lowering of transporta
tion charges and the skillful employ
ment on a large scale of labor-saving
devices, one-eighth of a cent per pound
should afford ample margin between
the cost of raw sugar and the net price
of the refined product. The monopoly
takes as much more, in pursuing its
remorseless policy of industrial and
la the sugar rsfineries of the Unit
ed States eighty rJer cent or more of
which are controlled by the trust
there are melted weekly about 41,000
tons of sugar, making nearly 235,000
barrels of 350- pounds each. A profit of
0.S25 cents per pound, or 12.13 per bar
rel, would amount on the weekly out
put to about J514.000 over half a mil
lion a week. At this rate American
consumers of granulated refined sugars
are paying dearly for the proud spec
tacle of a beneficent consolidation of
competing interests in the sugar re
fining trade. Prices are maintained,
and even advanced, and the only effect
of a thousand ingenious devices to less
en the cost has been to add to the ex
tortionaate profits of monopoly.
TFrom the Atchison Globe.
In life, the best is none too good;
usually it is not good enough.
"I have lived nearly eighty years,"
an old man said yesterday, "and have
seen very little to live for."
"Why is it that a married woman
never has the Joyous, happy look that
distinguishes an unmarried woman?
It is too bad, but girls will get dia
monds in heaven, where there is no
chance to flash them out as signs of an
Don't slight a man because he is sour
and cross; remember the possibilities
of good found in the gooseberry, and
keep right on.
The first five minutes a woman guest
is left alone in her room are devoted to
lifting up the covers and mattress for
signs of bed bugs.
When a baggage wagon drives up in
front of a man's house, and unloads a
lot of trunks, the neighbors think they
have a good Joke on him.
When a new widow wants to do
something that is opposed to the rules
and traditions, she says that it was
"her late husband's request."
The difference between raising boys
and raising girls, is that the mother of
boys doesn't stop being scared to death
when they have cut their teeth.
After a man becomes old, he has a
hard time to keep his head cool in sum
mer. Did you ever notice that an ol6
man walks along carrying his hat in
Mrs. Lysander John Appleton comes
to the defense of the women who Join
clubs by stating that if they didn't,
their brains would go to seed. "Do
you ever think," says the wife of the
kin commissioner general, "what little
conversation a man has with his wife?
He reads the paper at breakfast, look
ing over it occasionally to growl at the
children because they make so much
noise, doesn't appear at noon, and
reads the paper again at supper, and
either reads or goes down town in the
To Chicago to Widen the River
"Which Bears Her Name.
Chicago, July 13. A special to the
Post from Washington says: Permis
sion to widen the Chicago river and
introduce necessary changes to modify
the current caused by the flow through
the drainage canal is granted the san
itary board in a communication which
has just been forwarded by Secretary
Root of the war department. The per
mission carries a provision absolving
the government from all expense, but
reserves the right of the secretary of
war to regulate the discharge through
Lockport or to take whatever steps
are needed to prevent damage to navi
gation and property interests. The san
itary district is likewise held respon
sible for all damages by reason of the
increased, flow through the Chicago
SATfi THE BEST.
Samples of Grain For 1904 Exposition
Capt. H. M. Philips says that the
new spapers of the state are aiding the
1901 exposition company greatly by
printing notices setn out.
The notices request farmers to save
their best samples of grain to be exhib
ited at the exposition. Over 400 were
sent out and day by day they are ap
pearing in the country papers. In this
way it is expected that the greatest col
lection of grain ever exhibited will be
CONTINUED I10T WEATHER.
Prognosticator Holds Out No Hope
The Weather forecaster missed the
high maximum he predicted for yes
terday about 1,000 miles.
The high maximum was 112. Accord
ing to the weather map all records were
broken at Grand Junction, Colorado,
yesterday. The map states officially
that the maximum temperature was
202. Observer Jennings thinks there
must be some mistake and announces
that the type setters must have made
a mistake of about 100. But the official
map makes that announcement. TlTe
forecast today is "generally fair to
night and Saturday and warmer
weather." The minimum temperature
today was 72. At 11 o'clock the ther
mometer registered 87 and at 2 o'clock
SI. The wind has been blowing from 12
to 15 miles an hour from the southwest
and as the hottest weather comes from
the direction of Yuma and Phoenix the
forecaster may hit it this time.
DEATHS AND FUNERALS.
News has been received in Topeka of
the death of Miss Julia Virginia Berry, of
Louisville. Ky., which occurred at Saluda.
N. C, where she went last fall for the
benefit of her health. Miss Berry spent
some time in Topeka a few years ago as
the guest of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Whit
ton. She was a charming young woman
and during her stay here she made many
t'ndersherifT Hal Williams received a
telegram this morning statins that his
brother. Richard Williams, died at Hotch
kiss, Colo. No particulars were given.
Officers Start For Nome.
Helena, Mont., July 13. Neal Vawter
of Helena. United States marshal for
Alaska, Deputy Marshal Captain J.
F. Myer, and George Leekly, chief clerk
in the marshal's office, have left this
place for Cape Nome and as the dis
continuance of martial law there de
pends upon the arrival of United States
court officials it is believtd order will
soon be restored in the gold fields.
New IS en Are Leaving. '
St. Louis. Mo., July 13. Fifteen men
who came from Baitimore to St. Louis
in May to work for the St. Louis
Transit company, have left the city,
saying that they were going to their
homes. They claimed that they found
conditions in St. Louis different from
what they had been represented to them
and that certain promises that had
been made to them had not been ful-
Replies to Chairman Albaugli's
Calls Attention to the Result
of Election of 1896.
SOME INSIDE HISTORY.
Explains the Reason For the
Defeat of Towne.
Easterners Were Afraid of the
Frank S. Thomas is certain that the
Democratic national ticket will win next
Mr. Thomas has been treasurer of the
Kansas state Democratic central com
mittee for six years and is close in with
the leaders. He is himself one of the
wheel horses. When he speaks about
the treasury being depleted four years
ago he knows whereof he speaks. In
speaking of the Democratic ticket and
the coming campaign he said:
"Of course the nomination of Mr.
Bryan was a foregone conclusion, and
the only thing in the way of a contest
was for the vice presidency. I think a
large majority of the delegates preferred
an eastern man, and especially a New
Tork man if the New York forces could
agree on a man who was in accord with
Mr. Bryan, but it seems as though the
eastern Democracy and especially the
New York Democracy had agreed to
disagree and neither would agree to
what the other agreed to. Hill was pull
ing against Croker and Croker against
Hill and they could not agree on any
body and as a result the convention
naturally turned to the west.
"Those w ho believe David B. Hill is
dead politically will find him to be a
very lively corpse in my humble opin
ion. If he lives I predict that he will
be president of the United States. Next
to Bryan he seems to have a wonderful
hold on the people and I attribute it
largely to the reaction from Cleveland.
Cleveland was twice honored by the
Democratic party and he twice betrayed
them. I take it that the people who
supported Cleveland and assisted in
downing Hill deeply regret it and feel
that it was a terrible mistake and they
naturally feel a warmth towards Hill on
account of their error in opposing and
defeating him. Croker seems to have the
upper hand of Hill just at present but
I doubt if he can maintain his position.
"The nomination of Towne of Minne
sota was almost impossible from the
start, not on his own account, for he is
a magnificent man; a man of spotless
reputation and a great scholar. He will
be heard from in the future, but if he
had been nominated it would have been
suicidal for the reason that the world
would have said that we nominated no
ticket at all at Kansas City and that
there was no Democratic ticket nomina
ted; that we had simply endorsed the
nominees of the Populist party made at
Sioux City. While Populism doesn't
frighten us in the west, its principles,
professions and what it advocates,
throws some of our wealthy eastern
friends into a cold sweat whenever it is
mentioned. Mr. Bryan needed no help
to carry the Populist vote of the coun
try, and Towne was unfortunately situ
ated geographically. It would not have
been good politics to have had both of
our candidates situated west of the Mis
sissippi and in states almost adjoining.
Our ticket would have been distinctive
ly Populistic too much so. It will also
be remembered that Mr. Towne a few
years ago was a Republican and while
he is in thorough accord with the prin
ciples of the Democratic party and as
loyal as any living man, he nevertheless
had that load to carry to some extent.
"It was thought best by the leaders to
select a man who was an old style Dem
ocrat and Stevenson represents the old
Dan Voorhies-Allen Thurman style of
Democracy the kind that our Republi
can friends speak of as the moss-back
variety. The Allen Thurman-Dan Voor
hies style of Democracy has many fol
lowers yet, especially among the old
gray haired veterans of the party and
the nomination of Stevenson was re
garded by the leaders as being a recog
nition of that element. I understand
that Stevenson has never lost the state
of Illinois at any time he has been a
"It is undoubtedly true that a major
ity of the convention were opposed to a
specific declaration in favor of 16 to 1
on the silver question and of course it
is well known that the insertion of that
was due to Mr. Bryan's personal wishes.
A mere reaffirmation of the Chicago
platform they deemed sufficient, but not
so with Mr. Bryan who felt that the
proposition was right and if it was right
we ought to stick to it. Our Republi
can opponents of course will probably
seize on that as a weak point in the
platform, but there are two sides to that
"It is said that there is one million
Populist votes and from 250,000 to 300,
000 free silver Republican votes. We
have of course got that vote and pro
pose to keep it, and if we weaken on the
silver proposition we would probably
stand a good chance of losing it. The
Republicans in 1S96 used that as a great
bugaboo and frightened many people on
the CO cent dollar proposition, but their
bugaboo won't work this time. They
cannot scare voters with that ghost
! For ltNow,
If you're planning a trip to Col-
orado the coming summer, you
J naturally wish to know some-
J thing about what Is to be seen;
where to go and how particu-
J larly if this is your first visit to
the state. "A Colorado Sum-
mer," issued by the Santa Fe
4c Route, is a book that tells many J
things worth knowing. It's
well written and profusely il- J
justrateu a comoinauon rare
in literature of travel. A copy
should be in the possession of j
every one tourists especially. it
Free for the asking.
T. L. KINO, Agent, J
any more, and it will be completely
overshadowed by the greater and more
important questions of trusts, imper
ialism, militarism, etc. Our Republican
friends argue that in view of the fact
that we are blessed with bountiful crops
that the country will go Republican on
the strength of the prosperity racket.
They seem to forget that it was God Al
mighty that sent our good crops instead
of Bill McKinley."
"The Democratic party cast 6,500,000
votes in 18S. Mr. Bryan told me person
ally that 30,000 votes properly distributed
would have made him president of the
United States a very few votes, compar
atively. When you stop to consider that
the Democratic national committee, as is
well known, wail hampered for want of
funds in 1896, and at the most critical
time its treasury was absolutely de
pleted and the sinews of war in the shape
of money was wholly lacking, and that
they cast a sufficient amount of votes
so that a mere trifling 30,000 votes would
have turned the tide, properly distributed,
what will be the result in 1900 when the
national committee has plenty of funds
to carry on a most vigorous campaign?
In addition to an empty treasury, the
Cleveland administration then in power
did everything in its power to defeat the
party that gave them life. They even
stooped so low as to give it out that any
postmaster in the United States who
should take especial interest in the elec
tion of the Democratic ticket stood in
danger of being removed. Right here in
Kansas the secretary of the Democratic
state central committee, Mr. Pepperell,
of Concordia, postmaster in that city at
that time, was given to understand, I
think was notified directly, that if he did
not leave Topeka and go home and cease
his activity in the interest of the Demo
cratic party that his postoffice would be
taken away from him. He showed me the
correspondence, and I said: 'Pepperell,
you tender your resignation to Chairman
Love, and notify the postoffice depart
ment that you have done so. You are
comparatively a poor man, and you can't
afford to have that office paying vou $1,
800 a year taken away from you. Go back
to Concordia and say nothing. We will
pigeonhole your resignation, and if we
win out in November we will tear it up
and your resignation will never reach the
state central committee of Kansas.'
"Cleveland, the traitor to the party that
honored him, went out of office in due
time and the resignation was torn up.
In 1S96 you will observe that we had not
only the Republic party to fight but all
the officeholders and the power of the
administration of Cleveland as well, but
yet, as I have said before. In the face of
all that opposition and the treasury of
the Democratic national committee de
pleted, we gave the Republican party a
fight that required the expenditure of
millions of money fried out of their back
ers and practical owners, the trusts and
combinations of the country.
"We are advised by the officers of the
Republican state central committee of
Kansas that we will be defeated by 25,000
votes in Kansas. They didn't beat us in
1896 and the same men were running
against each other. Sta.te and nationally
we then were carrying a heavy weight
in the way of the silver question, it be
ing the first time that it had ever been
made a paramount issue, and as I said
before, the people were frightened with
the idea of a 50 cent dollar, etc., and yet
we defeated them in Kansas. The or
ganization of the Democratic party in
Kansas as well as nationally was never in
as good shape as it is at this time. Six
years ago, to my personal knowledge, the
organization in Kansas was pretty thor
oughly disorganized and while we did
much toward organization in 18SHS and
made very material progress, we never
theless had, as I said before, the oppo
sition of the Cleveland administration re
straining us in many Instances from the
help and assistance of really actlvo men
politicaily who - were In possession of
some office through the grace of that
eminent traitor, Grover Cleveland, but to
day the organization of the Democracy
and opposition to the Republican party
In Kansas is quite complete. There is
scarcely a district or township In Kansas
In which there is not some form or other
of organization and co-operation. Yet
they tell us that they are going to beat
us 25.000 votes when we are thoroughly
organized, when they could not beat us
in 189ti when we were thoroughly disor
ganized. I fail to see how they arrive
at that conclusion."
Ministers Wu's Effort to Communicate
With Minister Congar.
Washington, July 13. The Chinese
minister, Mr. Wu has undertaken to get
through a cipher cable message from
Secretary Hay to United States Minis
ter Conger at Pekin and to deliver back
the reply of Minister Conger Is he be
alive. Mr. Wu forwarded the cipher dis
patch, together with an extended ex
planatory message of his own, on Wed
nesday, and the results are now being
eagerly awaited both by Secretary Hay
and the Chinese minister although it is
appreciated that some days must elapse
before runners can carry out this plan of
opening up communication between the
American government at Washington
and the American minister at Pekin. It
was soon after Minister Wu presented
the text of the edict issued by the Chi
nese imperial government that Mr. Hay
requested him to get through a message
to Minister Conger. Since the Chinese
government has succeeded in getting
through its own communication from
Pekin, Minister Hay felt that it was
quite reasonable to ask that like com
munication be opened between our min
ister and the government here. Mr. Wu
readily assented to this proposition and
evinced an earnest desire to use all his
personal and official influence in getting
through the messages. He suggested,
however, that Mr. Hay himself could
write the message in cipher, as thl3
would be proof positive to Minister Con
ger of its genuineness. whereas any open
message to the minister might be under
the suspicion of having emanated from
Mr. Hay thereupon wrote the message
and had it translated Into the official
cipher of the state department. The
contents were not made known to Min
ister Wu, but in its unintelligible ci
pher form it was intrusted to him to be
placed in the hands of Minister Con
ger at the earliest possible moment. Mr.
Wu determined to act through the me
dium of an influential imperial officer at
Shanghai, who, by reason of his posi
tion, is better able than any one else in
China to execute such a mission. Be
side forwarding the message to Minis
ter Conger, Mr. Wu sent to the Chinese
official a detailed and urgent explana
tory message, in which was set forth
the imperative importance of perform
ing this service for the American gov
ernment. The official was urged to
spare no effort or expense in forward
ing the message by courier, runners or
any other means into the hands of Min
ister Conner and to use like means
in getting back the answer to the
Two days have now elapsed since the
message to Conger went forward and
it is confidently believed that it is now
on its way from Shanghai to Pekin,
surrounded by such safe guards and
such efforts for speed, that a reason
ably early answer may be expected. At
the same time, it is remembered that it
took ten days for China's official de
cree to get from Pekin to Washington.
Minister Wu is bending every effort to
accomplish this task at the earliest pos
sible moment, for he looks upon It not
only as a duty but as a means of which
Chinese officials can show their sin
cere desire to render every assistance
io the American government in the
Something For Nothing.
Hord Bros.' final sale of fine shoes.
A hint to the wise is sufficient. 733
Gentlemen's Pump Sole Oxfords only
$1.00 at Hord Bros.
Best ever offered gent's fine shoes
only $2.50 at Hord Bros.
Men's sandals 65 cents at Hord Bros.
Every shoe of every kind reduced in price for
t a--fc. a nx.-
Reduced From $2.00, $2.50 and $3.00 Pair.
AFTER THE CRUSH.
President McKinley Spends a Quiet
and Enjoyable Day.
Canton, O., July 13. After the crush of
people and the exciting incidents of
Thursday, comparative quiet prevailed at
the McKinley home today. During the
forenoon a drive was taken to Meyer's
Lake, the pretty summer resort just out
side the city. The president held the reins
and the other seats were occupied by Mrs.
McKinley, Mrs. Day and Mrs. Dawes.
Secretary to the President Cortelyou and
Dr. Rixey, with several others, made up
another driving party at the same time.
Postmaster General Smith, who was th
guest of the president from Wednesday
until after the notification returned to
Washington last night. During the day
a number of callers were received at the
McKinley home, to pay their respects.
RUSSIANS ORDERED OUT.
Told by theaChinese Officials to Leave
St Petersburg, July 13. The latest of
ficial advices received here regarding
the spread of the revolution movement
in Manchuria added but little material
information. On June 24, an edict of the
emperor of China was interpreted order
ing the Chinese troops to unite with the
Subsequently the government of
Mokkden informed the chief engineers
that the railway lines must be handed
over to the Chinese and that all Rus
sians must permanently leave Manchu
ria. The engineers protests and urgings
that the governor asked for the assist
ance of Russians at Port Arthur to an
nihilate the boxers did not avail and the
Chinese troops continued to mass until
the rising culminated in the murders
and attacks on the railroad and towns
DAVE DENIES IT.
Says Cy Leland Will Not Be on
P. E. Grimes, state treasurer, received
this afternoon a telegram from Dave Mul
vane, national committeeman for Kansas,
stating that there Is no foundation for
the report that Cyrus Leland had been
named a member of the national Republi
can executive committee.
The message was sent from Chicago by
Mr. Mulvane, who it is presumed has been
In Cleveland attending a meeting of the
(The 25o kind.)
Sale of Shirt Waists Saturday.
5 dozens 60c Yoke Back Percale Waists f C
For, each uuC
This very low price is made to close them quickly.
8 dozens 75c, $1, $1.50, $1.75, $2.98 Yoke Back Waists,
consisting of Percales and Ginghams, in
colored effects I f
Plain White Lawn Waists I 1 1 CA
Plain Black Lawn Waists WWW
5 dozens Percale Waists, with the New French f
Back, Box Plaited UUf
Special Price J XJ
2 dozens White Lawn Waists Tucked A Q
Regular price, $1.25 Special price f OG
$3.75 White Waists, French Back, for $2.25
$4.75 " " " " 2.75
$3.50 " " " " Lace front, 2.25
CHILDKEWS $1.00 COLORED WAI8TS 390
Children's 1.00 and $1.25 White Waists "75c
SALE OF SILK WAISTS SATURDAY.
If you buy a Silk Waist tomorrow, you will make
Plain, Habulai Silk Waist?, colors Pink, Bed, Purple,
Cerise, Turkois, National Blue, fj f
Cadet Blue, and Black regu- jfV H V r A
lar price $3.50 Tomorrow JmB J J
All our Colored Silk Watsts Waists that soid for
$5.00, $6.75, $7.60 will be offered at f regular price.
SALE OF HANDKERCHIEFS SATURDAY.
Ladies' Printed Border, 3 for 5c Regular price, 5c ea.
Ladies' Pure Linen Hemstitched Handker- CO
chiefs, 2 for 1 )
LADIES' Unlaundered, Hand Emb'd, ft
&AND3EE.CHXEF3, Unlaundered, Plain hem- I lb
stitched and Swiss embroidered, each I I
Regular price, 15c.
200 pairs Ladies'
to 3 1-2, at
HOW IT ALL HAPPENED.
Perry Heath Tells How He Was
Coaxed Oat of the
Cleveland, O., July 13. In an inter
view this afternoon First Assistant
Postmaster General Heath said to the
Associated Press correspondent:
"The subject which culminated today
in my selection as secretary of the Re
publican national committee was first
broached to me by Chairman Hanna
and members of the committee some
weeks ago, and was renewed with much
earnestness and insistency at Philadel
phia. "At first I was much averse to tak
ing up this work, knowing what it
meant in volume and character. Presi
dent McKinley did not wish me to quit
my position in the postoffice depart
ment. "I was summoned from Maine on Sat
urday last to go to Cleveland by Chair
man Hanna and requested to attend a
meeting of the executive committee here
"Here the subject was renewed by all
the members of the executive committee
in such a personal and earnest manner
that I consented to undertake the
When asked as to his intentions re
specting his resignation as first assist
ant postmaster general, Mr. Heath said:
"At Canton yesterday I talked with the
president and Postmaster General Smith,
and will renew the subject with the post
master general on Mo.iday. My services
with the committee will, I presume, be
needed as soon as the Chicago headquart
ers are opened, the latter part of this
Concerning Mr. Heath's resignation nj
first assistant postmaster general. Senator
Hanna said this afternoon that in his con
versation with the president yesterday at
Canton the latter expressed deep regret
that the committee deemed it necessary
for Mr. Heath to leave his position in the
postoffice department, where he had
rendered such satisfactory service and ex
pressed the greatest confidence in and
admiration for Mr. Heath, both officially
nnd personally. He also stated that the
most cordial expressions In the same di
rection were made by Postmaster General
Smith and that Mr. Heath did not con
sent to accept the secretaryship of the
national committee until after he and
members of the committee had person
ally and frequently insisted.
Choice of our stock of ladies' fine Ox
fords 75 cents. Hord Bros.
THE "WOUEIT'S STORE.
Unlaundered, Hand Embroidered t OCO
Laundered Swiss Embd U OD
All linen lace edged plain linen hemstitched. OR0
Regular price, each ' Ct3
Children's Lace or Mill Caps, 25o and 35o ones for
19c; 60c and 65c ones for 39c; $1.25 ones for 89c;
$1.60 ones for 98
SALE OF COLORED PETTICOATS.
$2.50 Petticoats for $1.75
Black, Blue, Red, Purple, Cerise. Three corded ruffles
on 12-inch bias flounce.
$3.73 PETTICOATS FOR $2.43.
Black, Lavender, Blue, Card., 8-in. pleated ruffle on
12 -in. bias flounce.
$3.23 PETTICOATS FOR $1.83.
Black and Red, five narrow corded ruffles on 12-inch
$1.93 PETTICOATS FOR $1.43 PLACE! 0NLT.
Two corded ruffles on bias plounce. -$1.50
for 98c red; blue andserice, 9-in. plaited plounce.
New and Special Price of Si. 25
Black, Red, Blue, Purple, Automobile. Red and
Cerise, 12-in accordean pleated with ruffles around
Gingham Skirts, ruffled flounce, at Qgo
Pleated Flounce S1.25
Also, A line of
Marked-Down Skirts at One-Half Value.
14 price was $1.75 to $3.00
Your choice of this lot
Oxfords, sizes 3 j
WOOLEN MILL REFUSE.
It Causes Complaints to the County
The residents of Oakland have com
plained to the county commissioners
about the disposition of refuse from the
The people of Oakland claim that the
refuse from the mill is run through a
pipe to a pond and that the pond has
become stagnant and that for sanitary
reasons the manner of disposing of the
refuse must be changed. When the
mill was built the promoters were given
the right to run a pipe for waste to the
river. County Physician Ellinger will
Investigate the matter.
MUST ASK BRYAN.
If the G. A. It. Encampment
Chicago, July 13. The Post today
Bays: The fact that William J. Bryan
had not been invited to attend the
Grand Army encampment to be held
here next month was brought to the
attention of Mayor Harrison today and
the mayor at once addressed a letter to
the encampment committee pointing
out the omission. Unless at the meeting
of the G. A. R. which President McKin
ley is certain to attend the same atten
tion is paid to the presidential candi
dates of both parties. Mayor Harrison
said the encampment would pass with
out the official recognition of the city.
Caught in the Act.
Marshalltown, la., July 13. Four men
were caught in the act of robbing Nason
& Whitehill's general store at State
Center early today. A number of citi
zens surrounded the burglars and a
pitched battle ensued. Ben Whltehlll,
one of the proprietors, was shot in the
leg. One of the robbers was also wound
ed and with one of his associates, was
captured. The other two escaped.
Choice of ladles' fine shoes at Hord
A girl may not be able to throw a
stone and hit a barn door, but she can
often throw a man.
Infant slippers choice of stock 25
cents at Hord Bros.
Choice of infant shoes 35 cents
(The 25c quality)
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