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TOPEKA STATE JOURNAL THURSDAY EVENING. AUGUST 7, 1S02.
COUNCIL REFUSES City Declines to Submit Water Company's Offer To a Tote of the People Con cerned. ENDLESS "L AWING.' Prefer to Continue the Same Old Methods, Costly losing Lawsuits, No Water in Dry District, And Existing High Prices in Favored Localities. In secret aesaion last night the city council refused to allow the citizens to vote on the proposition of the Topeka water company to aell its plant to the city for $620,000, and instructed the city attorney to continue the litigation which .has been In vogue for five years and which now promises to continue five years longer with no benefit to any one except the attorneys and the water com pany, and direct loss to all consumers and citizens with no water available. The proposal of the water company is embodied in a letter from President Street given below. It proposes in brief that the city council submit the water company's proposition to a vote of the people, and the further alternative that should the proposition to purchase fail the fran chise should be renewed, provided the company submit a reduction in water rates. In round numbers about zl pet cent, is understood to be this proposed reduction; it, of course, provides that the city shall pay up the back hydrant rental, as not a dollar has been paid thereon for over a year. The opinion of the citv attorney and his associate McFarland was that the city could not accept the proposition Just as made, involving the purchase of the plant or an extension of the fran chise- It was generally understood that the committee from the city council had asked President Street to submit this alternative proposition about the exten sion of the franchise. The main issue, however is. shall the city vote on buying the plant - as It stands today, including the completion by October of about $25,000 worth of im provements, at $620,000. Divested of all legal machinery and verbiage, this is what the council re fused to do. Following the opinion of the attor neys, Councilman Howe moved that the proposition of the water company as presented in -writing be rejected. Those voting in favor of rejecting it were Griley, Snyder, Neil. Wolf. Weber. Blanch, Nichols and Howe; those op posed to rejecting the offer as made were Blossom, Swendson and Tincher. Councilman Swendson then moved that the city be asked to vote upon the simple proposition to pay $620,000 for the plant, eliminating amy proposition about the extension of the franchise. This. however, was lost seven to four, same as the former vote, except that Coun cilman Howe voted in favor of submit ting the proposition. The next motion was that the council reaffirm its resolution passed some time ago instructing the city attorney to at once commence legal proceedings for possession of the plant. . This motion carried by a vote of 6 to 5. Those voting in ravor or the motion were Griley, Snyder, Neil, Wolf, Weber and Nichols. Those opposing were Blossom, Blanch, Howe, swendson and Tincher. WHAT WAS PROPOSED. The water company proposed that the company and the city council should enter into contract providing. First, that the mayor and council shall submit a proposition to the voters to purchase the water plant for the sum of $620,000 and that if the voters shall decide to purchase, the water company shall by good title convey the water plant to the city free and clear of all liens and incumbrances except the $270. 000 first mortgage bonds to be assumed by the city and deducted from the pur- cnase price. Second, that if the voters decide not to purchase at that price, the franchise of the water company shall be renewed or regranted, presumably for 20 years, with the privilege on the part of. the city to purchase the plant at stated periods and with the specific reduction of rates both for public and private con sumption and with an agreement as to the extension of mains. Also that on the ' making of such contract the city shall at once pay past due hydrant rentals July 1, 1901, to July 1, 1902, amounting to about $14,500. and con tinue to pay the same until the property is turned over to the city in case of purchase. MR. SMITH'S OPINION. Charles Blood Smith, attorney for the water company, when asked this morn ing for an expression concerning the at titude which the council has taken, said: "The water company claims that the city could nave accepted its proposition had It so desired without conflicting with the law of 1897. That law is not retroactive. It does not apply to the terms of the original franchise which the city granted to the company. That franchise provided for its own renewal, and no subsequent law can change that contract. "The .city can start its suits as soon as it pleases. It has been commencing suit for ten years, and I don't know any reason why it should not continue to ao so. CITY ATTORNEY'S VIEWS. City Attorney Spencer and his asso ciate counsel, Mr. McFarland, claim that the position of the water company is incorrect; tnat the old franchise of th water company Is illegal In so far as it provides for its own renewal, because it conflicts with a law which existed at tnat time limiting the life of franchises to 20 yeara. The city attorney said: "If the council desires to submit to the voters a pro position to purchase the water plant at a certain price the same should be sub- mittea independently of and free from any alternative concerning franchise re newal. - "The fact that such a proposition may Buuuuiiea ana pending need not pre vent the mayor and council from con aldering any Dronosition fmm th wo. ter company in reference to a renewal of its franchise on the terms dltions thereof. And it would be to the Interest of the voters to know at tba time the vote on any proposition to pur chase what arrangements as to rates and extension of mains can be made with the water company in case the franchise should be renewed " WATER COMPANY'S PROPOSITION. Tlie followfhg is the communication which formed the starting point for the whole deliberations of the meeting last night. It was received Monday by Mayor Parker and reads as follows: "New York. Aug. 1,-1903. "Hon. Albert Parker. Mayor City of To ieka, Kan.: "JDear Sir; Aa I promised you, I have reported to the board of directors the con versations we had in Topeka in regard to the purchase of the water company's plant and have given mem mm ueariy as 1 won able your views of the situation. You will remember it was suggested that it might be possible to split the difference between the price suggested by yourself and our selves. ' in order, therefore, to as nearly meet vour views aa possible, the directors have consented to recommend the bondholders to accept the sum of $600,000 for the prop erty of the Topeka Water company as of the time or tne appraisal. "Since the appraisal the water mains have been extended and the steam plant at the pumping station is at- the present time being largely increased In capacity. The aggregate cost or tnese improvements when completed will, in our opinion, ap- Sroximate $25,000. In order to avoid any iscussion as to their exact cost, we will recommend the acceptance of a minimum figure of 2U,t)l lor tnese improvements. "i ne directors are tnereiore preparcu j recommend the bondholders to sell the DroDertv of the Topeka Water company upon the following terms and conditions: ' .Fnce lor property as oi aate or. apprai sal, $600,000; to reimburse company for mnneva exoended since date of appraisal and for enlargement of power house plant. which will proDaDiy oe completed uciooer 1st, $20,000; total. $630,000. "If you will lavoraoiy consider tne sud mlssion of this offer to the public at a special election, we will at once submit a proposition ior tne reaucuon ot rates, uuiu for public and private consumption, and the extension of mains along the lines discussed in our recent conference. If these points can be agreed upon, it is expected that the city will at once pay all past due hydrant rental and continue to pay tne same until the property is turned over to the city, if it elects to purchase. "It is also expected that the city council will naas resolutions satisfactory to our attorneys covering the concessions in rates. giving the city tne rignt to purcnase tne plant at stated intervals and settling the franchise Question. "In the event that the city elects to purchase, the company will deliver the property to the city within one year from the date of the acceptance of the propo sition, free from all encumbrances except the $270,000 first mortgage bonds now is sued and outstanding, which are to be de ducted from the purchase price. "The earnings or the property penain? the delivery to the city to accrue to the wot,, romminv. In the event of any le gal or other complications preventing the delivery of the property to the city within one vear, it will be arranged that the earnings of the plant after the expira tion ot one vear, snail accrue to tne cny, the city paying to the company interest upon the' price in lieu of said earnings. "If the city elects to purchase and de sires any immediate extensions, a reason able amount of money will be expended for this purpose under tne supervision oi the oitv engineer: Drovided the city agrees to Day the additional cost. I thinK alter my recent converaiiuii with von this letter is sufficiently explicit to enable you to form an opinion as to whether it is advisable for us to enter into a more protracted conference in re-.r-j 1 i ; b. manv minor details. I suggest that, II possioie, you get an eAyiwsoiuu vx. opinion from the city council as to whether thi nrfvrnition will be submitted to the people, provided it is accompanied by a satisfactory proposition for the settlement i of the franchise question, tne reauvuuu wi i rates, the extension of mains, etc "As you are aware, the directors have no express power to act. We do not, there fore, deem it aovisaDie to asu tne iiiiu .F h i,m, i h i .1, i t-h to any DroDosition un less we feel assured that "it will meet with your approval and mat ot tne city coun cil. "We also desire to call your attention to the fact that the suggestion to accept the price mentioned in this letter is not in any way to be construed as our estimate of the value of the property of the To peka Water company. We propose to rec ommend the acceptance of this price as a compromise measure. Respectfully yours, "TOPEKA WATER CO. "By C. F. Street, President." CONFERENCE CALLED To Try to Settle the Trouble on the Manhattan. New York, Aug. 7. A. B. Youngson, assistant grand chief of the Brother hood of Locomotive Engineers, sent here by Grand Chief P. M. Arthur to en deavot to adjust the difficulty between the motormen and engineers of the Manhattan elevated railroad and the officials of that system, arrived today and met the representatives of tha rail road employes. Representatives of the firemen also were present. Just prior to the beginning of the con ference Mr. Youngson said: "I believe that if the railroad company treats the aien in a conciliatory way the dif ferences can be easily settled. ' T. M. Pierson, of St. Louis, vice presi dent of the Order of Railway Telegraph ers, also arrived today. Mr. Pierson said there had been trouble for some time between the telegraphers and the Man hattan elevated railroad, aud that he had come here to try to adjust the dif ferences. He declares that his presence Las no connection with the trouble of the motormen and the engineers. Chailes Wilson, vice grand master of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Fire men, also is on his way here from Peoria, 111. Citizenship Pardons. Governor Stanley today issued citi zenship pardons to the following con victs who will soon be released from the penitentiary upon the expiration of their terms: , Harrison Anderson, sentenced from Wyandotte county for eleven years for burglary and larceny. Samuel Wells, sentenced from Otta wa county for three years for grand larceny. Mike Staffleback, sentenced from Cherokee county for six years for grand larceny. Will Nealy, sentenced from Sedgwick county for two years for grand larceny, Willis Thompson. sentenced from Crawford county for two years for grand larceny. Henry Lee. sentenced from Crawford county for two years for burglary. George Smith, No. 2, sentenced from Reno county for one year for jail break ing. Ralph Hill, sentenced from Montgom ery county for six years for burglary. Lon V. Adams, sentenced from Bour bon county for 314 years for assault with intent to kill. Sam Campbell, sentenced from Wren dotte county for two years for Injuring a locomotive. James W. Thomas, sentenced from Butler county for two yeara for grand larceny. Ed Johnson, No. 2, sentenced from Atcnison county for five yeara for burg lary. Joseph N.Baker, sentenced from Cow ley county for two yeara for grand larceny. Patrick Laughlin, sentenced from Shawnee county for two years for crim inal assault. Lewis H. Williams, sentenced from Cherokee county for 1 years for grand larceny. - -- K. XT. Regents Meet. - - Lawrence, Kan., Aug. 7. The board of regents of the University of Kansas meet lii special session today for the primary purpose of placing Chancellor rank strong in charge of the institu tion. Dr. Strong has been here for sev eral days, and has been at work in his office, but there are a number of mat ters that the board wanted to have ao understanding about at the beginning of the term of office. At the meeting the board will also consider the filling of the vacancy caused by the resigna tion of Dr. S. W. Williston from the faculty of the medical school. The re placing of some of the employes will also be a subject that will have some consideration at this meeting ot the Doaxo. DID IIEGET IT? Member of School Board Ar rested For Embezzlement. . W. G. Williams Charged With Taking Lodge Honey. SATS HE'S NOT GUILTY. Claims the Funds Were Sent to v Chicago. Friends Say That It is a Case of Persecution. W. G. Williams, the negro member of the board of education, haa been ar rested on the charge of embezzling $47 from the Euclid Masonic lodge, colored. No. 2. He was released on bond. A. M. Thomas, the colored lawyer, swore to the complaint. He charged that the Euclid lodge was called uoon to send some monev to a Chicago colored Masonic lodge to be used in defraying the funeral exoenses of a man named Richardson, who died In Chicago. The complaint is that the Euclid lodge rais ed $67 and that Williams was entrusted with sending $47 to the Masonic lodge In Chicago. This occurred about June 1. In his comnlaint Thomas claims that Williams failed to send the money to the Chicago parties. There was some communication with the Chicago Ma sons and they claimed that they had not received the money. Thomas then filed the complaint charging Williams with embezzlement. Williams was arrested and gave bond in the sum of $500 and asked that the trial of the case be post poned 30 days as in the meantime he would vindicate himself. Williams claims that he sent the mon ey to Chicago and that the fault is at the other end and not with him. He says he has been imposed upon by the Masonic lodge where the money was sent. He claims to have sent the money in the form of bills, $20 in one letter and $27 in tne other. Williams friends claim that there was no occasion for having him arrested for embezzlement and that the trouble is the outgrowth of Williams voting as a member of the school board to have four negro married women dropped from the teaching force for the coming term. Williams was among the members of the board who voted for a report made by the teachers' committee which failed to name the married teachers for re-election for the coming term. At the time several colored people threat ened to take the matter into the courts but found that such a move would avail them nothing and decided to abandon that course. Williams was supported In his action by a large number of colored people represented at the meeting when the teacners' committee report was adopted, by a delegation of colored men. Soon after he voted for the report an agita tion was started by some colored people to attack the validity or the board's ac tion on the ground that .Williams was not a resident of the city. At the time he voted he was living just outside the city limits, as be claimed, temporarily. That move, however, was given up. Williams now lives at Tenth and Wash ington streets in the city limits. Marshal Fred Stonestreet, of the city court, said this morning that it was intended to Keep tne matter quiet, Mr, Williams asked that the case be post poned 30 days," said Mr. stonestreet. Arrangements are under way now for a settlement of the affair. Williams claims that he sent the money and that if there were any regularities they were at the other end of the line. He is now endeavoring to secure proofs of his assertion and the matter will be adjust ed. Many people think that this whole affair Is the outgrowth of the trouble over the dismissal of the married color ed teachers." A. M. Thomas, the colored lawyer who swore to tne complaint, said tbis morn ing: "This is simply a lodge affair. It was not brought for publicity. The dis missal of the colored teachers has noth ing to do with it. The lodge lost the money and could not afford to lose it and simply brought this case. Williams could not be found this mornirur to give his version of the con troversy. CAUGHT ON A TRESTLE. Two Young Women Killed and Three . Injured. Hopkinsville, Ky., Aug. 7. Ad excur sion train on the Illinois Central caught five young women on a high trestle at Dawson Springs. Two were crushed to death, and the others by jumping were prooably fatally injured. The dead: MISS JENNIE SMITH. Paducah. Kv. LUCY STEVENSON, Hickory Grove. 4.entucay. Injured: Misses Lena Flint .Paducah Ky.; Edith Stevenson, Hickory Grove, Ky.; Annie Nichols, Hawea, Ky. All were visitors at the springs. Great Broncho Biding Contest. Denver, Aug. 7. The Denver Horse Show association has decided to give In coimeeuon wiin ns extinction tne nrst week in September the greatest broncho riding contest ever nulled off In AmwliA. The Denver Evening Post has agreed to give io uie winner or me contest a world a championship belt valued at S&Oft and in addition to this the association will give cisn purses amounting to i,wo in gold. Coi. W. F. Cody of the Wild West show who is here today, agrees to engage the winner ior nu European tour next year as tne cnampion rougn noer oi tne world. Golf at Milwaukee. Milwaukee, Wis., Aug. 7. The annual open golf tournament of the Milwaukee Country club opened this. morning with H pairs playing. Among- the entries are sev eral prominent outside plavers. including Phelps B. Hoyt, A. B. Poole, Jr., Walter Egan, William Walter and Fred Pettit. Eleven cups and four other prizes are to oe awaraea. Medical Resources Inadequate. Berlin, Aug. 7. A telegram from Blagovistchensk says that the medical resources at band are entirely inade quate to cope with the cholera epidemic. Between July 22 and August 3, there were 161 cases and 101 deaths from the disease in Blagovistchensk. Tod need set suffer tram Sick Headache, Biliousness, Flatulency. Indigestion, or Constipation If you will only take a dose of me Hitters re fore each maaL It wul positively cure uzose aus easaa. Try it ana see ior jOttnelf. Sim GOES OYER TO SEPTEMBER. Vino wood Park Railway Injunction Will Then Be Decided. - t The final decision In the Ylnewood park railroad injunction case will be made by Judge Hazen wnen tne case at hearts at the September term. After hearing the arguments Wednes day afternoon Judge Hazen decided that a restraining order to prevent actual work of grading on Klein and Mary land avenues and through Currie tract in Highland Park should be granted, but whether the road, by tiie right of emin ent domain, should proceed to condemn the right of way or not will not be de cided until the case is finally disposed of. In the meantime the appraisers will continue with their work in order that they may be ready to report if the de cision is in favor of the road. COOPER IN TOPEKA. Will Have Charge of Rock Island Passenger Business. lifter the removal of the general pas senger office of the Rock Island from Topeka to Kansas City which will occur on August 10. the work of the passen ger deportment west of the Missouri river will be comnletely reorganized. The passenger traffic details in each of the three states, Kansas. jNeora&ka ana Colorado will be placed under the direc tion of a division passenger agent. E. W. Thompson has appointed A. E. Cooper of Portland, regor, to be the division passenger agent for Kansas and Mr. Cooper's headquarters will be maintained at Topeka. He will have an office force of two men. Mr. Cooper was formerly the Rock Is land agent at Abilene and at El Reno and has relatives at both Doints. He was - transferred to Portland. Oregon. where he represented the Rock Island during the past two years. Mr. Cooper will assume his duties at Toseka on August 15. He is well known to the passenger men all over the country and has the reputation of being one of the best representatives of the Rock Is land. - C. A. Rutherford Is appointed division passenger agent for .Nebraska witn headquarters at Omaha. H. S. Ray is appointed to be general agent at Denver, Col. He is made gen eral agent because in addition to Hav ing the duties of division agent, all the agents of the Rock Island in Colorado who are away from the lines of the road will report to him. Each of these agents will report to E. W. Thompson at Kansas City. UNCLE SAM STEPS IN. Topeka Jointists Arrested For Selling Liquor to Indians. John Pears, a North Topeka Jointist and his bartender, Charles Bradshaw, are In the clutches of the United States officers on the charge of unlawfully sell ing liquor to Indians. They were ar rested last night by -. Deputy United States Marshals W. F. McGrath and X. W. Knapp and were arraigned tnis moi ninir before R. F. Hayden, the U. S. commissioner at tne united states at torney's office. The preliminary trial was set for Auarust li lt is charged that. -several Kickapoo Indians from the reservation near Hor- ton went into Pears -Joint In Nortn to- neka and stayed there- until they were too drunk to leave. . rney ciaim tnat. when they came to ' they discovered thev had been robbed. The officers be lieve thev have evidence enough to con vict the prisoners. An attempt is being made to entirely ore ax up tne Business of Belling liquor to Indians. SUCCESSFUL CONSUMPTION CURE. Dr. HofPa New Discovery Used by . Topeka Physician. rvr V. Grosshauser. who lives at 310 Quincy street, is an intimate rriena oi Dr. Hofr. or Vienna ana a aiscipie m Dr. von Stoffella, one of the foremost physicians of the world and dean of the Vienna university faculty of medicine. itself acknowledged to be one of the greatest of medical Institutions. When asked today about Dr. Hoffs new discovery for the treatment of con sumption. Dr. Grosshauser said: "'Three years ago I studied under Dr. von Stof fella, to whom Dr. Hoff ts an assistant. I saw every day the marvelous success of Dr. Hon s experiments. 1 Know prominent actress who consulted Dr. von Stoffella for tuberculosis of the larynx. Her voice was already so weak that we hardly could understand one word, but after six weeks' treatment she came back in the clinic singing and entirely cured. I saw hundreds of cases of consumption at Dr. Stoffella'a clinic cured with Dr. Hon s treatment. "A well known lady of Alma, Kas, was operated upon by a celebrated To peka surgeon for tuberculosis pleuresy a year ago, and a few days after the operation the doctors pronounced the case as consumption and absolutely hopeless, but I cured her with Dr. Hoff's treatment ' in less than two months, and she is now entirely well. I have cured other cases diagnosed by different physicians as consumption with this medicine, which is the only radical cure for consumption, asthma and all other troubles connected with the breathing organs of the body." Dr. P. Grosshauser intends to manu facture Dr. Hoff's medicine in large quantities from the purest imported drugs and to supply everybody who wants to give this new discovery a trial. Gun Practice by Flashlight Reval, Russia, Aug. 7. It was nearly midnight when Emperor William return ed to the Hohenzollern after having witnessed tne night gun practice of the Russian fleet by flashlight. Earlier in the evening he entertained the czar at a state dinner on the Honenzollern and their majesties subsequently proceeded to the Standart where they viewed the brilliant electric illuminations of both fleets. This morning the czar and Em peror William went on board the Rus sian flagship Minin ' and proceeded to sea wbere they witnessed the fleet's evolutions. They returned to the Stan- oarc ior mncneon. Price of Bait Advanced. """" Portland. Ore.. Aug. 7. The federal salt company has advanced the price of salt S5 per ton. It is stated that tne federal company secured control of the salt cargo of the ship Sierra Estrella. which arrived recently from Europe and that aA arrangement Was arrived at re garding the disposition of three other cargoes cow on their way zrom Jurope to Meal jobbers. Kentucky Elks Start Louisville. Ky.-, Aug. 7. Kentucky's delegation to the annual meeting of the grand lodze of Elks In Salt Lake City, 160 strong, left this afternoon in a spe cial train composed or nve sleepers. dining coach and a baggage car. Tne delegation goes instructed to cast a solid vote for George P. Croak of Omaha for grand exalted ruler. The second birthday anniversary of little Lenna Marie Norton was the oc casion of a delightful party given by tier mother, Mrs. David W. Norton at her home, 704 Eighth avenue west between the hours of 4 and o'clock today. Mrs. John Norton and Mrs. Dorr Norton as sisted the hostess in entertaining the guests who were Mrs. W.- H. Whitton and Richard Whitton. Mrs.' Benjamin Criswell and Julia Criswell, Mrs. C 1 Holman and Dorothy Holman. Mrs. John Thomas Green. Mrs. C. L. Wood, Ariel Nichols, Dorothy Nichols, Mildred Jones, Frances Jones, Dorothy Norton, Grace Crist. Frances Hammatt, Willard Bowman, Douglas Bowman and Robert McCabe of Memphis. Tenn. 'mere was a gorgeous birthday cake with two blaz ing candles and the guests were given fancy caps as favors. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bonebrake will entertain a few friends informally to night Notes and Personal Mentioa. Mr. Frank E. Wear of Kansas City was the guest of his brother, Mr. Nor man Wear, Monday night and Tues day. Miss Helen GOddara nas retnrnwi from a visit of six weeks in Maple Hill- Miss Etta Beck returned today from Colorado. Mrs. John Thomas Green is the guest of her parents, Dr. and Mrs. Nickles in Sauna. Miss Marv Frost and Miss Lida Mao- fen-Jin left todav for Muskoka. canaaa Miss Quinton. Miss Fay ouinton anc Miss Ethel Davis are spending a day or two with Miss Reita pdegraff at her eountrv home. Miss Kate Holloway who nas pees with the J. M. Meade and A. B. Quinton families for several ' weeks returned to her home in Kansas City Wednesday acenmnanied bv Miss Alys Meade. Mr. Askew Alexander oi Kansas uty is In town for a few days. Miss Grace Fahnestock of Gaiesbure, Illinois, is the guest of Miss Grace Frost Miss Caroline Thomas who nas neen with her aunt and uncle. Mr. and Mrs, Jonathan Thomas for some time, left fra- her home in Illinois today. Mrs. Matthew Weightman and ner children and her sister. Mrs. C. E. Hoi- comb of Kansas City left today for Colorado Springs for the remainder of the summer. Miss Delia Frailer, who has been tne guest of Mrs. Herbert Armstrong and Miss Anna Harrison, went to her home in Lawrence Wednesday. Miss Louise Kellam is home Zrom a visit in Leavenworth. Mrs. Howrt Jones chaperoned a party of young people who camped at Maple Hill last week ana vucs inciaaea ubs Jones, Miss Margaret Jones, Mr. Reuben Spivey, Mr. Albert spivev. air. Btacey Hadley and Mr. Dick A Wen. Mrs. waiter snuta ana juss jum Sherman, of Fresno, CaL, case rom Rossville Tuesday for , the remainder of the week. Miss Mary Eoff, who has been the guest of her sister, Mrs. W. TK Lawton at the Manspeaker, left for ner borne in IsL Louis today. Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Davles left Wed nesday for Chicago to visit their daugh ter. Mrs. Fred Lyman. Mr. Draper Schoonover. who has re cently returned from a year's study and travel in Greece and Rome, is visiting in Topeka. He will teach in a Chicago high school next year. Mr. - and Mrs. Herbert Hackney left Wednesday for a northern lake trip and will join the Topeka colony at Luding ton, Mich., before they return. Mr. Georee Hackney returned from Lu ding ton this week. Miss Helen Otis left today to visit relatives in Morrison, 111. Mrs. S. B. Smith left today for -Colorado Springs to visit her son, Mr. L. . Smith. Mr. Merle King has gone to Dtrhath. Minn., to visit Ills sister, Mrs. Bert Fessler. - - Miss Hazel Grimes and Miss Vera tirimes are in Emporia for a week's visit. , Mr. Howard Hillis left Wednesday to join Mrs. Hillis and Miss Mabel Hillis at Lake Chautauqua, New York. Bryan Akers, of Phoenix, Ariz., is the guest or nis aunt, Mrs. A. M. Walker. Mr. Claude 6. Miner has returned from a seven weekr -eastern trio. Miss Davidson, of Kansas City. Is the guest of Mrs. Robert M orison, 901 Tenth avenue west. Mrs. Lutie Embleton leaves Monday for Colorado for the remainder of the month. Mrs. J. R. Wick, who has been with Mr. Wick since Sunday, returned Wed nesday to Green Mountain Falls. Col- where she and the children will remain until October L Miss Katherine Ernieh nas returned from a visit of three weeks in Kn?f City. Mrs. George Brncklacher, -formerly of Albuquerque, N. M... is visiting ner par ents, Mr. and Mrs. R. S. Cowtirey on Quincy street before going to the City of Mexico which is now ber home. Mr. Arthur Van Cleeve .and family are In Colorado Springs for the benefit of the former's health which is consid ered to txr in critical condition. Miss Cora Rochford, of Osborne, is the guest of her cousin, Mr. P. E Srady and family. Miss Opal Stoner has returned from -a visit in fort Madison, Iowa. Miss Dora Clark, win accompaied her- to Fart Madison is now visiting in Kansas City. , - Mrs. Emma Marshall. Miss Dorothy Marshall and Miss Pauline Marshall have returned from a fortnight's visit in Overbrook. Mrs. Mattie Reed of Stockwell. Neb Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hunter of Indiana, and Mrs. Rosa Remington of Garden City are guests of the Rev.J. M. Crooks, lift Morns avenue. Mr. John Miller, who leaves soon for a visit in Switzerland, was given a fare well surprise party Wednesday night Dr. and Mrs. C E. Judd -entertained the following young people at a lawn and ping pong party Wednesday night: Miss Martha McCabe of mpona, H Clara Laubach, Miss Alice Wilson, Miss Harriett Thompson. Miss Many .MeGif fen. Miss Jean Koontz, Miss Margaret McGiffen, Miss Margaret Johnston, Mr.' Greer M. Arthur of Washington, D.-C, Mr. W. C. Ralston, Mr. E. R. Simon, Mr. George H. Gillies, Mr. D. W. Craw ford. Mr. J. K Tbotnoson. Mr. I- It Gillies. Mr. C. E. Wolfe. Mr- II. K Johnston, Mr. W. C. Gillies. Miss ilerietta Hart man, who lias been spending the last four n-with an uncle in Barton county, returned Wed nesday ts her home in this city. Garfield Park Tonight Corbin the Great Company. Herr mann outdone and Anna Eva Fay's equal. Admission M cents. " HORSE RAN AWAY. Sr. W". H. Highter Has an Exciting Experience. Dr. W. II. Rlghter bad a runaway on West Tenth avenue about S o'clock Wednesday afternoon while going toward nis home on Fillmore etreet The horse became frightened on turn ing the corner at Polk street and Tenth avenue. The left bind wheel came off. nd the dragging axle made such a noise on the pavement that the horse was frightened and. ran away. Di. Righter staid in the buggy for halt a block, trying by pulling to atop the none, but without success, men be jumped out still holding the reins. Jl second later the buggy tipped over and was dragged for a snort distance be fore the horse was stopped. The cause of the accident was a loose nut which allowed the wheel to come off. A wagon load of hey was let down to the pave ment on Tenth avenue Tuesday zrom the same cause. Sbinnecoek Oolf Tourney. New "York. Ana. 7. Play started promptly today in the qualifying round of the golf tournament in the Shinne cock golf grounds with aa entry list of SO odd players. . Among the stars were former Champion Walter J. Travis, Al lan Kennaday. the New Jersey state champion; Charles H. H itobot-k. Jr., of Yale, who is the intercollegiate cham pion; C. Tiffany Richardson of Harv ard; George T. Brokaw of Princeton and James A. Tyng of BattusroL Con trary to the original plan there is to be no match play today. There will be two rounds of it tomorrow with the finals ma Saturday. Aside from a strong wind the weather is perfect Dsatschland Solds the Record. Hamburg, Aug. 7. According to the experts of the Hamburg-American and North German Lloyd steamship cona- vanies. the Deutsehland of the Esm burg'American line still holds the rec ord for the fastest transatlantic crip. The experts of both companies signed a memorandum to this effect today, stating that the calculation at Cant Richter. of the Kron Prins WObelm. from which it appeared that the latter had beaten the record of the Deutsca land, was erroneous. SOUTH TOPEKA. Leave Items for tfcia column with Kim ball Printing Co.. B13 North Kansas Ave.i D. 3. Lane of St Marys was a North side visitor today. Ur. Harvey Worral has returned from Las Vegas where be nas bees for asms time. Messrs. Fred Morns and Frank Carey went to Thompsonvule this anornlng to spend the day naiing. Miss Mabel Chambers has gone to Nebraska where she will join her sister. Nellie, and be the guest of relatives. Miss Milllcent Tomllnson of Shorey has returned from an extended visit to San Francisco and - other California points. B. B. Patton who has been visiting his father, B. A. Patton of Silver Lake, will leave Sunday tor ma some in bouio Dakota. Mrs. Lee Maxev of Concordia who has been the cruest of Mrs. J. H. Todd of 1012 Jackson street will go to X annua City this week. Miss Nettie Hastings, of 122 Holman street, Holman's addition, nas gone to Lincoln. Neb., where she wul viail mr. and Mrs. H. A. Hebard. Mrs. O. O. Lewis has gone to Over- brook wbere she will visit ber parents for 'a month and win cfeea Mia Jar. Lewis at Goldneld, Colo. The Women's Missionary society or tbe Second Presbyterian church will meet Friday afternoon at the home of Mrs. M. M. Hale, 422 Park street. Kent's Kash Koal Koncern will fiB Cash orders of two r more tons Osage City coal during August for ti,m per ton. . A- JUL. Mr. and .Mrs. Joseph Oberly, of Mon- rrx street, returned today irom Illi nois, where they were called by the ill ness and death of Mr. Oberly's father. Mr and Mrs. J. H. Todd of 1012 Jack son street win leave Sunday ar Indiana wbere they will attend the gefldea wed ding anniversary of Mr. Toda's parents. o Q. Lewis left today for Chetopa where he will visit until the first f the week when lie will return s Tojea aad leave shortly Sor -Goldneld, Coss, where he will go into vnsttiesB. One lot men's overaHa, .29c per wAv. One-fourth aft on all men's pants, straw hats, men s, ladies' and cbQdren's ow shoes. Must make room for fall eaoda, William M. Costley's dry goods stare. Mr. Isaac Sheetz received by express last evening from iOorhe.ni. Colo., aerea homing pigeons widen he will rdease tomorrow morning ax &e -o'clock tfrraa some store building cm -file sweane stn start on their homeward Juauuejr, a. dis tance of six hundred mites. The body of Leonard Carletoxt. wbpne death occurred the first erf the week one of the hospitals, and since then nas been in the undertaking rooms -of WU litts & Conwell, was sent this-afternoon to Deerfleld, Mich, and from there it will be taken to the home of ills daughter. Mrs. M. M. JEfller. ast Hol laway, where the burial avill lake place Friday and Saturday snaps: -One Sot ladies and masses' trimmed hats, worth tm to X1M&. to close out choice fic; -one lot ladies' trimmed hats worth rp to 5.S5,--eno1ce 98c. Better be here early. One lot baby caps, lirfatry museed. worth up to 98c, cdsone 14c -One-fourta off on all other baby aps. 'Two -dozen 98c sailors for 25c each. William M. Costley's dry goods .store. - The ladies of the Second Pxeabrtertaa church will give a reception next Mon- dav evenine at tne Home &l rrs. a.; jl. Arnold, 927 Jackson street, lai "mm or nf their former pastor, Rev. W. . Archi bald of Brookline, Mass.,' who 4s now the gaest of Mr. and "Mrs. Thomas Page. The reception oommrttee is com posed of Rev. and Mrs. John S.3)enden ning, Mr. and Mrs. 3. X. JmeUabsnsseo Mrs. M. M. Hale and Kra. A. J. Asaold. Mr. and Mrs. Jena m. Sstts ome home Saturday tn -Joni-thm -City, and - were the guests sTtuarlay -as ataeir son and daughter, Mr. and Airs. 11. w. Rogers, of Prairie Home farm, aast ff town. Mr. Betta returned to Junction City Sunday night, tatt Mtw. Betta win remain here and keep boaase for Mr. and Mrs. Roarers wtaile Ataer an visit to Mr. Rogess' another smnd aiiater in Ohio, where they win meet mother sister and brother and a family reunion toe? held. - Miss Ivy Ward -mass -given a surprise party aast evening ax her home on Mon roe street by a number of her friends. The- time was spent 'rn ulowtin,' games. and at a late hour refreshments of ice cream and cake were served. Those who enjoyed the evening were: Misses India Guyre, Millie Tomlinson, Nellie Belt. Grace and Pearl Bumearnex, Kmily Bhuman. Nellie Ward, IKessEa. Asa Ward. Earl Nichols, Berton Emer son. Mannie Austin. Balph Tiffany. Ralph Toti linson, Fred -Judkms and Charley Belt. Shatter JLH "Twice tn hospital. A. GuUesxsje. Ver bena, Ala.,' paid a JJiat fmm xa slawisnnt to cure a severe caae -of sraVea, aoeiie; 2 ao- rnors. wnen au -taaea iluotarxm a-wnsrai Halve soon cured Iosb. Mabe tlon. conauers achas. saMLs sarin n Heart salve in the world. Smc at "Xrrug vo., xzi i. ikanaas avenue. Star Grocery E. nontgomery. Prep. 112 E.. 6th. Phone 252. Will Sell ToMorrow: ... 3 cans Salmon ............ -25c Caoice Lessons, doz ..... . . . .20o Parlor Brooms 15c 3 lbs. crisp Soda Crackers . . . . 10o Light Loaf Flour, high pategt . .Q5o II fears Laundry Soap .... J ..25c CaroHaa Rice, th .......5o 2 packages Qaail Oats '-15o Malta Vita ,13o Per-Fo ,11c Mocha and Java Coffee ...... SOc Veal Loaf, per caa ,t-Oc 10c bottle Crescspt Catsup .... ,5c (Hirer Ate, per bottle . . . 5c 29-ns. Sal Soda. 2.1C Uaeeda Biscuits 4C 2 staves Bread R, j Balk Pepper, lb ...-15c A Skin of Beauty la a Joy Forever. rvlb T. FEUX UOUKALU'S Ai. JL7 CREAM. r MAOICIAL BCAUTIrlci Remove. Tsn. i'lnipl". rrecEies, atom riu wi nam tna skis b ery Diemisn on hptotty, mad defies deikrctloa. It baa rt4Uwteatof64 resta. snd a sa ami saisswtste a to be mra a Is prop erljrmftde. Accept counterfeit of tylUr nsme. Dr. I A Ssrre said ta a lady of the oaafc- tao(a psnesK) .am too ladles will use meeB.lreconmeBd Uour ad's Cream as the least bams lulof allSktnDTes- r ancr uosaa ln at the VnnaU States, Canada aad F.aropa. rUB. T. HOPKINS. Proa t. 37 BtanUaaaa St- B. , THEY WERE TOO V0UNG. Father Objected to Daughter Marry. ' ing at Age of 14. Atchison, Kas., Aug. 7. Gneat prepa rations had been made at Bean laka for a wedding which was to have taker place there, the parties being J.jna Thorpe. 2 years ot age, and Mi?s Rose, aged 14. Everything was broognt ' sudden close this rooming, when Joha Thorpe, the jrroora-to-fee, started to St. Joseph to procure the license and at the point of a shotgun in the hands of his father was compelled to return tarzne. Thorpe haa been tea china school o-1-an lake and Miss Rose was one of his pupils. Orders placed in Atchison Ior the music and refreshments for the Tfcedding were canceled. Charges of Professionalism. Chicago, Aug. 7. Charges of profes sionalism and competing in unsanc tioned games have been made by the Central association of the American Athletic union aganoit r . aa.. tayou. the Indiana tootball j layer. C. Bell and H. B. KfrEter T tne untversnv or n- auais and S. B. Hard nan of the Lave Forest: (TH.) university. xney are charged with taking part in races at the tournament or tne Illinois nrcmra Thia -week, when r-ah prra" were offered. Officials of the A. A. u. sayi the saren will be suspended pending atrial. a Tried to Sold Up Bock Island Train T-1 Worth. Tex.. Aua. 7. The south bound last xpres8 on the Rook Island, ralh-oad was boarded at Chidkasna. i. T., this morning ty a man who made a determined -effort to amid -trp he train. The robber encountered Brakeman D. W. -Caraeaiter n the rear platform of Xhe last car, and .a desperate struggle ensued, in -wnicn CJarpenter was snot fbree timtv tbroueb the .band. In the .struggle be pietol -was knocked -fror tne robber's inanrd to tne tracn. - mo onan ihen managed (to pull the auto- .matie air -valve. When the train sioweu uown ihe dropped off and escaped with- just securing any booty. Xaaryer Loses His Kind. Weir iCity, yaw- Aug. 7. JWL F. Comp ten, a, bright young lawyer and Repub lican politician, who delivered an ati f.ress at the Kansas Tay "banquet two years ago, iias tbeen stricken with men tal aberration and is in a serious con- JrUDn. He has been removed -to the iiome -Of his .parent at Jqplln, Mo., for atreactai en. - KarShaQ's Band Tomorrow. sConcert atS p. an. at Garfield park. FRASER BROS. CaOa D. STORE. 217 West Sixth Street. Jteil fhoae 27M Pink. TECPTIHG VALUES .as; 32 gnterpriHing cash de Kvary sttuMt. 100 InuhBl xtra larg iancy Potatoes at A perik Sc Havemeyer & Tader best cane 'Grartrxiatefl "6up;ar, 21 lbs. for f 1.00 Nice large, .strictly-Jancy LsemeriM, the 25c kind , Per Doz., 12c. : 41be. 10c Bioe 25c Ginger Snaps, per lb . . .. 5c Tea Xtaat, per lb . 555 Dc Japan Tea O0 J. mL -AaJraniaed OH Caat. . 18c 2 &L Qal vanrzsfi XXH Can ..-C2 Y.aaast-ff'aaTns. .,.m.--r . 3 SMbs. BaS-Bada , . .-XS Migtx Pat-Houx, 10 H, -saSku.uC5 for . Frtstajr anad Saturday. 2 o a. !. as rmrsr msesses.