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TOPEKA STATE JOURNAL, FRIDAY EVENING, JULY 13, 1900.
WARREN M.CiQSSTaC? iRY GOODS One lot Silk String Ties were 19o each tomorrow, and while they last, you can buy them at I5c each, or two for 25o. Ladies' or Gent's Four-in-Hand Silk Ties, nice quality and styles, were 503, for 25 o. New line Silk Bow Ties 25 C. Handkerchiefs cheap Gent's fall size white or white with colored borders for tomorrow, each ...5o. Driving Gloves, 50 a. . Just received a line of Ladies' Kid Gauntlet Driving Gloves in Browns and Beds just the glove for this weather Special 50o a Fair. Ribbon Counter Odds and ends of stock all thrown out a cheap as remnants ribbons worth 75 c, 60c and 39c a yard For 39, 29 and 19 a Yard. Jewelry Counter New Belt Buckles, New Jewelry, New Combs. Ladies' 50c Belts, tomorrow 35 1000 Tooth Brushes special worth 15c and 25c, tomorrow, each 10, 15s Tour choice of 35c and 50c Chataline Purses, tomorrow 15o Parasols Cheap For tomorrow and Monday you can buy $1.50 Parasols for Sl.OO 83.50 Parasols for S2.50 2.00 Parasols for SI. 50 Parasols for S3.00 $2.50 Parasols for $2.00 $5.00 Parasols for $4.00 Eemember these special sales are now going on and every article is a real bargain Shirt Waist Sale, Wrapper Sale, Skirt Sale, Silk Sale. All Our Wash Goods Are Marked Down. ONLY PLACE STANDARD E. MONTGOMERY, Prop., (Successor to J. S. Sproat.) Telephone 252. 112 East Sixth Street WHOLESALE AND RETAIL. MAIL ORDERS SHIPPED PROMPTLY. Good Package Coffee 10c Claret Lemonade, per bottle... 25c 780 ParIor Matches for 05c Pepsin and Cherry, per bottle 25c Unfermented Grape Juice, bottle, 20c Boiled Cider, per bottle 25c Bayless' Horseradish and Mustard 1 5c Chipped Beef, per can 15c Roast Beef, per can 15c Potted Ham, 6 cans for r . . 25c Potted Turkey, 2 cans for 15c Potted Tongue, 6 cans for ... . 25c IT'S DIFFERENT NOW. Japan Not to Be Censured For Quar antine Violations. Washington, July 13. The negotia tions between the state department and the Japanese authorities relative to the alleged quarantine discrimination against the Japanese in California and Colorado aer coming to a close as the fears of bubonic plague in the west have largely died out, and the necessity for rigid quarantine has disappeared. Under such circumstances the diplo matic discussion, which at times has been quite sharp, has lost most of its point and it probably will be brought to a. close by an expression of regret on the part of Japanese officials that there was any occasion for discrimination and the hope that in the future treaty guar antees will be observed. ARE NOW LIEUTENANTS. Philippine Soldiers Advanced Por Good Behavior. Washington, July 13. The following enlisted men who have rendered excel lent sen-ice in the ranks in the Philip pines, have been given commissions as second lieutenants: Sergeant Major J. R. Blackburn, Forty-ninth volunteer in fantry; Commissary Se-geant George W. Wilson. Thirty-sixth volunteer in fantry; Battalion Sergeant John A. Brown, Thirty-sixth volunteer infantry; First Sergeant Thomas Embry, Thirty-seventh volunteer Infantry, and Battalion Sergeant Major Allan I. Crockett, Twenty-seventh vol unteer infantry. These men served in the regiments in which they have been commissioned. STOLE EXPRESS ORDERS. O. P. Dillon Arrested For Carrying Incriminating Documents. Chicago. July 13. O. P. Dillon was ar rested in this city early today, charged with being one of the burglars who rob bed the American Express company at Storm Lake. Iowa, of blank orders that could be filled out to aggregate t'-0.000; The theft was committed a week ago. Dillon with a companion, came to Chi cago four days ago and obtained em ployment as a telegraph operator. Since the burglary was discovered special of ficers for the express company have fol lowed both men from Iowa. Dillon's companion escaped. Orders aggregating $500 in face value and made out on some of the stolen blanks led to Dillon's arrest. Both Were Drowned. Springfield, 111.. July 13. Louis Mer ker. a well known resident of Spring field, and William Dallman of Peters burg, were drowned while rowing on the Sangamon river near Petersbuig. Merker went down at once and Ia!l man, who was an expert swimmer, went to his aid and was pulled to the bottom by Merker, both being- drowned. Death From Extreme Heat. New Tork. July 13. John H. Edel man. 55 years of age. an architect, died auddenly in a contractor's office in this city today after complaining of the heat. He was born in Cleveland and is said to have designed the Auditorium botel. Chicago. 613-615 KANS.AVe. PATTERNS ARE SOLD. 12 bars Cocoanut Oil Soap ...1 8c 25 bars Toilet Soap 25c White Fish, per pail 45c Quart Fruit Jars, per dozen 45c Half-Gallon Fruit Jars, per doz . . 55c High-Grade Flour, 50-Ib. sack,$l.00 7 lbs. Bulk Starch 25c White Lard, per lb 07c 2 cans 3-lb. Tomatoes 15c Large Jumbo Pickles, per gal.. . 15c 20 lbs. Sal Soda 25c Japan Tea, 3 lbs. for $1.00 English Breakfast Tea, 3 lbs. $1.00 Y. H. Tea, 3 lbs - $1.00 NOT ON THE PROGRAMME. Story of Why Indians, Discouraged, Wave Up Corn Dance. The reason why the Pottawatomie In dians have ceased giving corn dances is told by the Sherlock Holmes of the To peka club under the title of "The Passing of the Corn Dance." The story is a.vfol lows: Last Saturday A. L. Williams and fam ily and W. A. L. Thompson and family went to Holton, hired carriages 'and drove up to the corn dance. When the grounds were reached they found nothing going on.- The party waited a while, but the Indians did not seem disposed to dance. Colonel Williams is known as a man of resources. lie announced to the noble red men that while waiting for the big show he wished to introduce to their no tice a pale face who would give them an exact interpretation of the Indian corn dance as danced by the old original In dians of Indiana. Master of Ceremonies Williams then took Mr. Thompson to one side and explained to him that the war riors were becoming somewhat unruly, and would have to be entertained. "Al" Thompson, as he is known among hs friends, has the reputation of being a terpsichorean artist, and Colonel Wil liams informed him that he must dance. Mr. Thompson dressed for the occasion. He donned one of the high-peaked straw sombreroes that one of the young ladies in the party was wearing, stuck a corn stalk in his collar and wrapped a laprobe about him. The laprobe had a big yellow lion on the btu-k of it. Mr. Thompson put it on cornerwise, and walking away from a person looked like the ace of diamonds. Master of Ceremonies Williams grabbed a tom-tom and went to work. He intro duced the gTeat chief, who sailed onto the dance ground and started what la called on the lithographs "one of those wild, weird dances sacred to those who dance it and entrancing to those who wit ness it." On the tom-tom Williams pounded to beat the band. The dancer Kave a mixture of the Highland fling, the cake walk, the pigeon-wing and a few figures from the cowbov lancers. The dance wound up with an interpretation of H. Rider Haggard's "Mesh pot" spectacle. The the party from Topeka lined, up in the shade of a tree to witness the corn dance. But they did not see it. The In dians positively refused to stir. The big chiefs immediately got together and passed resolutions. When translated the resolutions were to the effect that after seeing such an artistic effort that the Indians would never again play second fiddle by giving anything as tame as a corn dance. So there will be no more corn dances, and the Topeka men are the cause of it. ENGLISH RIFLE TOURNEY. London, July 13. At Bisley the prin cipal event on the programme of th(? National Rifle association, the contest for the Elcho challenge shield, began to day. The contest was confined to Eng land. Scotland, and Ireland, Wales not competing. Among the prize winners in the Barlow competition were the follow ing Canadians: Private Milligan, 87, 3; Capt. Kirkpatrick, 82, 1; Lieut Mc Crimmon. 82, 1; Private Graham, 63, 1; Sergeant Carruthers, 80, L Suggestions For Summer Vacations. A booklet quoting rates to principal resorts in Colorado, Utah. Iowa, Illi nois. Minnesota. Wisconsin. Michigan, New York. New England and Canada. Free. Indispensable to those who have not yet decided where to spend their va cation. T. L. KINO, Agent. Santa Fe Route. Topeka, Kan. Recital tonight at First Christian church by Miss Clara Crum and pupils, admission 10 ets. Benefit Y. P. S. C. JE. E. HE WASNOT PAID Eastern Manager of Sheldon Edition Makes Trouble. Herbert Houston Claimed $5, 700 Due on Account. ATTORNEY WAS HERE. Collected $3,000 in Cash Before " He Went Home. Dell Kelzer Talks About the Controversy. The troubles caused by the Sheldon edition, of the Capital are not yet over. Only this week Judge S. W. Vandervert who Is a. partner of S. M. Gardenhlre in New York was here with blood in his eye and a demand for money in his hand. He got the money. Judge Vandervert was the representa tive of Herbert S. Houston, the man who managed the eastern business of the Sheldon edition and who worked up the sentiment among- the Christian En deavor societies through which the cir culation reached into the hundreds of thousands. Mr. Houston also interested the ad vertisers in the east who would patron ize a "Christian Daily" and was in fact the eastern head of the Sheldon edi tion. He was) to be paid of course and paid well and it was stipulated that he was to have 22 per cent of the net pro ceeds. His bill was accordingly in the neighborhood of $7,000 and he was paid a part of the sum before Dell Keizer re signed as business manager but there was still a balance of J5.700 due him. Mr. Houston did not get this money and after waiting some time he employ ed Judge Vandervert to come to Topeka HERBERT S. HOUSTON. and take the necessary steps to make the collection. The attorney was pre pared to enforce his demands though his movements were attended by the most absolute secrecy. Judge Vandervert threatened to apply to the district court for a receiver for the paper unless a settlement was made at once and a lively time ensued. The managers of the paper finally raised $3,000 which was paid to Judge Vandervert and he left Topeka with thi3 money for Mr. Houston and a promise that the rest would be paid soon. During Sheldon week the business management of the Topeka Capital was in charge of Dell Keizer. Since that time Mr. Keizer has retired from the Capital company, and when Judge Vandervert presented his claim this week it was claimed that it was through negligence on the part of the former business man ager that the debt had not been looked after. This Mr. Keizer emphatically denies. When seen today he said concerning the matter: "When I left the business manage ment of the Capital there was sufficient money in the treasury to pay Mr. Hous ton. He was not paid within the time specified in his contract for the reason that adjustment had to be made with several advertisers, and it was not known what he was entitled to. A pay ment was made Mr. Houston, and after that I suggested making further pay ments as the advertising accounts were settled. However, other members of the board thought it was better to wait un til the entire matter bad been closed up. "It is preposterous to say that I was in any way responsible for the delay in paying Mr. Houston's account. I can scarcely believe that any member of the Capital company would make such a claim." Besides handling the eastern advertis ing Mr. Houston looked after the dis tribution of the paper among Christian Endeavor and other church organiza tions. His work was particularly valu able, and the biggest portion of the rev enue of the week tame from the east. Whether Mr. Sheldon is aware that debts are still standing as a result of his peculiar experiment is not known. How ever it's only reasonable to suppose that if he has the knowledge he has insisted before this on the payment of the claims. Mr. Sheldon's motto: "What would Jesus do?" might be applied. SOCIAL AND PERSONAL. Miss Santa Waters, Miss Fe Waters and Miss Virgie Payne were the host esses at a charming porch party Thurs day evening at the horrfe of the Misses Waters on Buchanan street. The porch and lawn were delightfully furnished with rugs, cushions and easy chairs while hammocks were swung in every available place. Punch and other re freshments were served during the even ing. There were several musical numbers which added greatly to the pleasure of the guests. Miss Marie Norton played some violin numbers. Miss Emma Den nis sang and Mr. Lee' Forbes furnished some piano selections. There were be tween thirty and forty guests present. The Vinewood Party, One of the most successful parties at Vinewood this season was the one Thursday evening, which was in charge of some of the Helianthus boys. The attendance was very large and the af fair was an enjoyable one. Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Snyder, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Myers, Mrs. C. C. Baker, Miss Snyder, Miss Mary Brent of Kansas City; Miss Marian Riley of Chicago, Miss Louise Riley of Chicago, Miss Myrtle Cole of Dubuque, la., Mi?s Rheinberger cf Nau voo. 111., Miss ,Nye, Miss Hila Hinkley, Miss Lulu Ewart, Miss Edith Ouibor, Miss Nellie Baker. Miss Rebecca Rog ers, Miss Calla Cuttell. Miss Alabell Troutman. Miss Vida Wood, Miss Mabel Wood. Miss Louise Wood, Miss Ellie Smith. Mis Elizabeth Cole, Miss Ethel De Obert, Miss Ethel Davis, Miss Net tie Ware, Miss Agnes Gunther, Miss Oc tavia Greenwood, Miss Kate Fleiseh man. Mr. Hugh McFarland, Mr. Ho bart Mills, Mr. Paul Roche. Mr. Clark Z5?77?tns GaXla , Our Men's Topeka Boys' 12.45 Tan Shoes, &! $1.95 Boys' $2 Shoes, sale price. .$1.65 Boys' $1.75, $1.85 Shoes, $1.50 "QUICK" CLEARING SALE OF OUR ENTIRE STOCK. General Reduction of Prices to Clear Out Seasonable Goods Quick. S7.50, $8.75, $9.50 Men's and Young Men's Suits all styles, all fabrics Tomorrow at MEN'S.Blue Serge Coats and Vests fine quality, $5 values, reduced to $1 Men's Black Alpaca Coats at FURNISHING GOODS at Reduced Prices. Roys' Clothing 50c, 75c Men's Silk Bosom Shirts tomorrow 35 50c Boys' Wash Suits, 3 to 9 years tomorrow at 35c 36c, 50c Men's Underwear tomorrow 25 75c, 85c Boys'" Wash Suits, 3 to 9 years tomorrow at ....4gc 50c, 7oo Finest Neckwear tomorrow 35 Boys' Bib Overalls, 4 to 9 years tomorrow 19s Boys' 50c Negligee Shirts tomorrow 50c Men's Night Shirts tomorrow 75c Men's Soft Negligee Shirts, Tie to 50c Men's Polka Dot Windsors at 20c Men's Fine Black and Tan Hose ead the Dailey, Mr. Paul Mulvane, Mr. C. King, Mr. Fred Barnes, Mr. Felix Jones. Mr. Bert Garvin, Mr. Scott Lord, Mr. Lester ravis, Mr. Geo. Fleischman, Mr. Allen Lauck, Mr. Wallace Thompson, Mr. Robert Stewart, Mr. James Stewart, Mr. Chas. Moon, Mr. James Lacy, Mr. Wm. Wink. Mr. Roger Van Hook, Mr. Paul Palmer, Mr. Chas. Wolff, Mr. 1 throp Gav, Mr. Clias. Ost, Mr. Arthur McClintock, Mr. Ted Holliday, Mr. Bert Cook, Mr. Jean t. isauey, Air. .vvm Stewart. Cronia Club Party. The Cronia club, which Is composed of twelve young- ladies gave an enjoyaoie porch party Wednesday evening at the home of Miss Margaret uilttiian. ine lawn as well as the porch was fitted up with pleasant little cosy cornets ana brightly lighted with Japanese lanterns. An auction was one interesting fea ture of the evening; each guest was given a certain number of beans to use as money and one or the young men acted as auctioneer. There were dozens of trifles securely tied up so that no one knew what they were buying. A punch bowl was placed in a convenient spot for the refreshment of the guests, and late in the evening ices and cakes were served. Those present were: Miss Etta Beck, Miss Pearl Burdge, Miss Agnes Burdge, Miss Octavia Greenwood, Miss Maud Van I-fouten, Miss Blanche Bear, Miss Erol Buekmaster, Miss Winnifred Pres cott, Mips Sadie Shull, Miss Elizabeth Gavitt, Miss Marsraret Gilflllan, Mr. Sheldon Wentworth. Mr. Victor Martin, Mr. Lawrence Banks. Mr. George Al len Mr. Jay Farnsworth, Mr. Earl Gra ham, Mr. Lou Wingert, Mr. Frank Barkley, Mr. Keizer, Mr. Nate Thomp son, Mr. Otto Foberg. A Birthday Party, Mrs. E. S. Rice entertained a large company of little people Thursday from four until seven, in honor of her daugh ter Mildred's seventh birthday. Games, cake walking and recitations made the time pass all too quickly for the little guests. The lawn was prettily decorated for the -occasion; a canopy was formed of large flags and under this were cush ions' and cosy corners where the chil dren might rest. Refreshments were served in the dining room. Mrs. Rice was assisted by Mrs. Reader of Chi cago and Miss Blanche West. The invited guests were Mildred Hu?hes, Gladys Gordon, Jennie Max well, Katie Wilson, Katie Bennett, Lois Poindexter, Abbie Troup, Mary Dallas Gage. Pearl Hoover, Beatrice Clark, Dorothy Hadley, Elvira Hlnes, Mar suerite Chapman, Gertrude Anderson, June Gage, Ruth Foster, Miriam Fos ter, Frances Walsh. Edna Connors, Ma bel Reading of Chicago, Belle Holcraft, Kimball Poindexter, Clare Boone, For rest Boone, Judson Troup. Kenneth Lewis, Merrill Gaee, Earl Hanaway, Willard Whitson, Eddie Turner of Cal ifornia, Earl Snyder and Master An derson. Notes and Personal Mention. Misses Gussie and Berenice Fuller re turned today from a three weeks' visit with friends in Oklahoma. Mr. and Mrs. Eugene F. Ware and family left today for Cascade. Col., to spend the remainder of the summer. Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Copeland and fam ily and Dr. and Mrs. W. N. West and little daughter Antoinette lelt toaay ior two weeks' trip to Petoskey, Mackinac and LudinKton, Mich. Mrs. Frank Herald and son George left Thursday for Chicago where they will meet Mrs. Herald's sister, and all take a lake trip to Petoskey and Mack inac island. Miss Daisy Fowks has returned to her home in Kansas City, accompanied by Mrs. H. B. Hogeboom, whese guest she has been. Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Bevelle. daughter Clara and son Joe will leave Sunday for a two weeks' trip to Denver, Colorado Springs and Manitou. Miss Alice Lakin and Miss Elizabetn Mead will leave next week for Las Ani mas, Col., for a six weeks' visit. Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Colburn and son Harold leave next week fcr Oklahoma for a several weeks' visit with Mr. Coi burn's mother. Samuel Lakin returned Thursday from a three months' stay in Colorado. Mr. Alexander M. Lowry and daugh ter Emma have been spending the week at the home of Mr. Lowry s brother, Judge Lowry, in Seabrock. Miss Mabel Cunningham, daughter of Z ii i si,-j GENERAL "QUICK" CLEARING SALE OF SHOES Tomorrow at Greatly Reduced Prices. Shoes are known the town over to be the best and highest - grade In keeping- with our usual business methods to reduce and clean every season, we otter you the following' Excellent Bargains Tomorrow. HANANS Fine Quality $5 Tan Shoes, Sale Price.... $39Q Washburn $3.50, Beam's $4 $2.50 and $3 Black or Tan Shoes, Sale Price ..... . $1.95 All $2 Men's Shoes, all sizes and toes, Sale Price $1.50 Q IK JE3ST'S Fine Black Sicilian Coats and Q Q nc EN'S AU-Wool Trousers $3.50, 4 (JO iC . . p 0 TE J Vests $5 values, reduced to $0 I J qualities Tomorrow i?U,TiJ 69 Men's Linen Crash Pants at 55c $2.60 Men's 35c $1.95 Boys' All-Wool ....35s $3.00 Boys' All-Wool match 59c $5, $6, $7.60 Boys' Finest Suits, 3 to 16yrs tomorrow, $3.95 25c $6.50, $7.50 Boys' Long Pant Suits, 12 to 19 years, at.. $3.95 at 12 $8.50 toys' Long Pant Above Ad. Judge and Mrs, E. W. Cunningham, was married to Mr. Matthew Simpson Dudgeon of Madison, Wis., Wednesday evening at the the family residence in Emporia. Elder Coker of the First Methodist church officiating. Miss Cun ningham is well known in Topeka hav ing visited here a number of times as the guest of Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Ander son. Mr. and Mrs. Anderson attended the wedding. Mrs. C. H. Collier of Omaha is spend ing a few days in the city with Mrs. Frank Cope at her home on Harrison street. Miss Mary Lakin left Thursday, for a three weeks' visit in Chicago. Mrs. Fred Badger of Neodesha, form erly of Topeka, Is spending a short time in the city with friends. Mr". R. T. Herrick and children and sister. Miss Ivah Davis will leave next week for Manitou to spend the remain der of the summer. Miss Fannie Funk will entertain next Wednesday evening . complimentary to Miss Margaret Gilflllan who leaves soon for the east to spend the summer. Arthur Beauchamp of Holton has been spending a few days with Topeka friends. Miss Emma Gehring of Lawrence is in Topeka the guest of Mrs. H. Smith and family on West Sixth avenue. Mrs. W. W. Strickland of Chanute is visiting in Topeka the guest of Mrs. George Kelly. Mr. and Mrs. George H. Fair and daughters, Helen and Florence, have re turned from a visit with relatives in Weldo, Kan. Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Reeder of Erie.Pa., are in the city visitii'.j Mrs. Reeder's sister, Mrs. E. V. Holeomb. WANT AN EXCHANGE. Soldiers' Home Directors Apply For Transfer of Inmates. The directors of the state soldiers' home at Dodge City called on Governor Stanley today and requested the gover nor to correspond with the managers of the national military homes to ascer tain if a change of inmates can not be effected. In the national home there are some Kansas men who have wives and they desire to effect an exchange by which they can be taken into the state home on a transfer. The Kansas home contains a number of single men who desire to get into the national home and these are the reasons why the exchange is being talked about. The rules of the national home pro hibit such exchanges but the regulations of the Kansas home do not. The board of directors hopes to be able to adjust this matter and the governor has been asked and will respond to the request to see what can be done. WILL BE REARGUED. Attorney General's Office Again Work ing on Stock Yards Case. The force in the attorney general's office has fresh troubles, on an old ac count, the stock yards litigation and the lawyers in the office are now pre paring new briefs to be submitted at a reargument or the case in uctoDer. This is the controversy over the new Kansas law which was Inaugurated in the suits brought by Attorney General Boyle. The case was argued a year ago in the United States supreme court at Washington and a decision was ex pected in January. . Instead came an order for a reargument at the October sitting of the court. B. H. Tracy presented the case last year and is now at work on the brief for the second hearing. OLDEST COUNTY CLERK. James F. Whitney Has Served Paw nee County 22 Years. James F. Whitney of Pawnee county is in the city on official business con nected with his work as county clerk. Pawnee county has seen some sweep ing changes in the list of office holders but Mr. Whitney has withstood the shock. He is now serving his eleventh consscutive term as county clerk, cover ing a period of 22 years. Whitney's photograph has been re quested for. the State Historical society and it will be exhibited as a reproduc tion of the features of the man wno has served the longest period aa a county officer in this state. 109 Kta. Ave- Au.rt.oU & GuetteL Tan Shoes, Sale Price $2.85 510.00. $12.50. $15 Men's and Men's Fine Suits elegant values C5 lomorrow at at Reduced Prices. Suits, 3 to 14 years tomorrow.. SI. 19 Suits, 3 to 15 years tomorrow.. $1.95 Suits, 12 to 19 years., S4 95 It Means A BRIGHT ALDERMAN. Scorned to Vote For a Measure Pay ing $2,000 When Another Offered $10,000. Chicago, July 13. In the trial today of Jacob L. Kesner, a prominent merchant, charged with offering ex-Alderman Man gier a bribe to vote for an ordinance affecting the interests of the General Elec trict Street Railway company, Mayor Harrison was the chief witness. He testified that on the day before the General Electric street railway ordinance came up for consideration in tho coun cil and for attempted passage over his veto, he talked with former Alderman Mangier, and had said in substance: "Billy, of course you are going to stand with me In this matter. To this, he said. Mangier replied, in sub stance: "Yes. of course I mieht as well: I understand that the company is offering the boys K.000 a vote in favor or the or dinance, while the Chicago City Railway company is offering $10,000 for votes against it. I suppose a vote against the ordinance is the proper tmng, ana x wui stick." WANTS ONE LIKE OURS. Texas Would Like to Have an Agri cultural Department. J. H. Connell, professor of agriculture and in charge of the experiment stations of Texas, has written to Secretary F. D. Coburn, saying that an effort is being made In Texas to establish a department of agriculture like the one in Kansas. Mr. Connell also compliments the -department upon the reports and agricul tural literature which is prepared and Is sued by Mr. Coburn, and says: "These are the leaders among those which come to us. and we appreciate and value them very highly." TROUBLE WITH WIFE. Result is That Ed. Wood is in Police Court. Ed Wood was arrested last night charged with disturbing the peace and at the police court this morning entered a plea of not guilty. As Officer Botham was walking along East Fourth street yesterday evening he heard that Wood was beating his wife. They live in the rear of the Burns boarding house on East Fourth and upon entering the place the officer found that Wood had been making a rough house. Wood is a barber and works in a shop near isev enth and Quincy. He has had trouble with his wife before and they have sep--arated twice. He came back from Kan sas City two weeks ago and things have not been moving smoothly, so the offi cer was informed, and last night their troubles reached a climax. QUEER AFFLICTION. Mrs. Ackerman Suffering From Para lysis. of the Oesophagus. Mrs. Louts F. Ackerman, wife of a Santa Fe shop employe, who lives at 2084 Santa Fe street, is slowly starving to death. The muscles of the oesophagus, which control the act of swallowing, have become paralised. and it is only at long intervals and with the greatest difficulty that she is able to take food of any kind. The paralysis of the muscles has be?n In progress for the past two years, and the amount of food taken has gradually grown less in proportion. She will be ta ken to the Stormont hospital tomorrow, although there Is no hope of correcting the condition. Mrs. Ackerman's death is simply a question of the paralysis pro gressing to the stage where swallowing is no longer possible. When she was first affected she was apparently in excellent health in every other way. TO REPAIR THE MONTGOMERY". " Washington. Juiy 13. The cruiser Montgomery has been detached from Admiral Schley's command at Monte video and ordered to New Tork for re pairs. BILL POSTERS IN SESSION. Atlantic City. July 13. The American Association of Bill Boaters of the United States in convention here selected San Francisco as the place for holding next year's convention. Said to Be the Best of New Books. - "To Have and To Hold." Bennett's Book Store. 730 Kansas" avenue. Attend the recital-given by Miss Clara Crum and puipls at the First Christian church tonight. Admission 10 cents. QA fat, 50 75 shoes sold in up stock Youucr & Blue Serge Coats at SI. 95 HATS at Reduced Prices All $1.60, $1.75 and 2.00 Finest Q QU Straw Hats, tomorrow UO All $1.00 and $1.25 Straw Hats, AQC tomorrow at - One lot odds and ends In Straw OCC Hats, at ' Men's 50c, 75o Crash Hats, all f AC sizes, tomorrow a 7 Business. anger Of contracting Sickness, if you use lire Mater That's the kind fur nished by the TsBBkaWaterEo. Telephone 122. 625 Quincy Street. If you want Something Nice for Sandwiches try WOLFF'S HAM SAUSAGE No other kind has the same delicious flavor. Every piece branded "Wolff." SMOKE KLAUER'S GOLD BUG. 5 CENT CIGAR. BUY THE GENUINE SYRUP GF FIGS ... MANUAOTT7RSD BT ... CALIFORNIA Fid SYRUP CO. IIT WOTE THE XASE. Hear Miss Clara Crum and pupils, Mrs. Kleinhans and Miss Pond, of Chi cago, at the First Christian church tonight. No D