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Up to Date In. . Every -.Respect PAXTON FAXTON That's what another Topeka dealer says about Westlawn homes. Read his letter: H. B. HOWARD Golden Rule Machine Works SSTS-j, Electric and Gas Fixtures and Coastracttoa Worth from 69c to 85c A purchase of the factory's reserve stock, enables us TOMORROW TO PUT ON SALE ONE OF THE GREATEST BARGAINS IN SILKS EVER OFFERED. The newest and most desirable weaves in fancy taffeta stripes, checks and various colors, and combinations, at less than wholesale cost. These silks are all new and desirable, the price is only 39c yd. Topeka. Kaivyn 1907. THH TOFXZHA DAILY STATE JOIJIAIr--,V7EI)2TIISDAYIIV2I2mTG IIAY 22, 1007. 39c1 those wno appreciate "aialxty" in. thair hoote. Cars of G.Dtytt. Ta Do you know that we are just completing several homes, ranging from $3,400 to $4,000; and different in style from anything you've seen yet? WE WANT TO SHOW YOU GEORGE D. LYTLE. Mar.. 908 LANE, or THE STRAUSS AGENCY, Sole Agents, 107 EAST SEVENTH VOHANMNKEBS Mrs. Bennett, Bank President, Mates a Spea. Sees "o Eeason Why Women Should "ot Be Bankers. ONLY ONE THAT STAID Other Banks ia Xess City Suc cumbed to Panic. Justice Porter Mates Pointed Spuech on Lair Enforcement." The mTiber! cf the Kansas Bankers' association reconvene'! this morning for their day's essicn in P.epresentative tall and listened to a number of ad dresses and papers by members and c tilers. The association has been in session since Monday and tie meeting win cctne to a close this evening by a tano.net given at the Auditorium com mencing promptly at :30 by the To peka members of the body. The first paper on the programme this morr.irg was by Mrs. li C. Bennett, of Xss City, who is the only woman bank president In attendance at the meeting cf the bankers' association. She said: "I beiieve that about ail ad mit that women axe better housekeep ers than men. and why then should) taey not oe their equa.s at least as bankers, for the same principals whlca apply to a g-od housekeeper apply to a successful banker and it the rule will woi k in the first instance it should in the second. "I think that the field ia a good one tor women and there are a number of reasons for this supposition. There ia a hih sense of honesty among the wo men which is not always found among the men. They are keen of perception and excellent Judges of human nature as a genera: thing. They add to the neatness and cleanliness of the bank ing institutions with which they are identified and I can see no reason why there saouid not be more women bank ers in the state than there are." Mrs. Bennett has been identified with the institution of which she is now the head of for 15 years as a bookkeeper. nd vice president. rVess City had fonr banks a; one time, but ail of them went cut of business during the panicky times in the eariy part of the nineties with the, exception of the one presided over fey Mrs. Bennett. James H. Hiii, president of the Stat Xomai school at Emporia, spoke of -Kansas and H-r Educational Prog res." during which he called attention to the fact that while Kansas is class ed among the best as far as her edu cational f 'atur?s are concerned, that the school teachers are underpaid for their services. He suggested that plans for the more Judicious expenditure of the money appropriated by the legislature should be devised. According to the figures of Mr. Hill the men who follow teaching as a pro fession receive $312 per school year for their services while the women receive even less than this, amounting on an average to but Jutnl for nine months service. JafWlco Porter's Speech. Silas Porter, justice of the supreme court, upoke on "Kansas Her Constitu tion and Her Laws." and said: "Kansas has plenty of laws and the only trouble is that they are not enforced either on account of the laxnesa of the official whose place it is to see that they are cbeyed or on account of public senti ment. "The latter is a nuisance to the com munity which permits the violation and the state- alike, for the constant open violation of a law brings not only that law but all others into contempt. Kan sas has always occupied a front page, top head position in the advertising of the country, but much cf it has been of the Mollis Lease. Jerry Simpson, Carrie Nation kind. This, however, is a thing ef the past, but Kansas cannot be kept out of the limelight- "A common place affair in any other "rate is w-rth a top head any time it curs In Kansas. A murder or suicide. 15 it happens in Kansas, la worth more space than if it had occurred In any ether state. Affairs which had they oc curred In any other stat would nave aly occasioned passing interest threat I h.ae ha - the electrical cmUicts of several of the westla-m properties. and la every " case I f&st tn plans u- to aate.in every respect and not rune caeap aset f jr -,conseraetitty xt was a pleasajere ta wort on such jobs,ar. install fixtures tctMatax a credit ta the Contractor. and satisfaction -to the custscrer. , very respect fI tr. en to become of international import ance if they bear the ear marks of Kan sas. "It has only been a short time since the green bugs lit in Texas and started northward, destroying the wheat as they progressed, crossed Into Oklahoma with the same result, but nothing was heard about the matter until the advance guard crossed the Kansas stat line and the matter has been worth a top head story every day since then. "The state entomologist imported an other bug to feed on them, and that has been worth plenty of apace in the news papers, bankers called meetings to dis cuss the matter and wheat Jumped to tl-iS. Kansas is prosperous now and does not need more laws and the people are beginning to realize that this is the case. "Two years ago- tn their haste they passed the state oil refinery bill think ing that such a law would be bene ficial to the oil interests of the state. The supreme court passed on the con stitutionality of the btli. and declared It void and the people accepted the decision as a matter of coarse as many cf them in the meantime had arrived ' at the same conclusion reached by the supreme judges. " Kansas is prosperous because it ts a state of home builders who own their own nomas and farms and are independent. As the state is prosper ous so are its banks and the pros perity which has returned to the state is here to stay. Let us not burden our minis about new law but let ua see that the ones which are now on the statute book are enforced and all will redound to the credit of the state and Its citizens. Kansas should be known as the Switzerland of America, but such a condition cannot, come about until all of the- laws on the statute book are enforced." Governor Hoch spoke on "Pluto cratic Kansas" and said: "When I thought of the subject assigned me I cast about for the plutocrats of the state and naturally turned to the rail roads and the men at the heads of these carriers, but I found that they did not belong to that class. Then I turned to the mine and oil well own ers but the output of their properties did not compare with the earnings o another class of Kansas citiseos. "I turned to the bankers and thought to myself now I have the true piutocrats of the state but, gentlemen, right here face to face wtth you I must admit and take the chances of offending you that you are not the plutocrats for the money which, is in your honks does not belong to you but to the farmer who ia- the true pluto crat of Kansas. "Sumter and Aopomattox were the seauel.i of Osawatomie and - the clanking chains dropping from the limbs of four and one-half million slaves were but echoes of the initial battle fought on Kansas soil for hu man freedom. Kansas was the first state in the union to deliver a black eye to the liquor traffic which ts Just now receiving a solar plexus blow. "The Standard Oil Interests laughed at all Law. and defied them and Kansas is the first state to enter the arena and withstand the onslaughts of their millions. Our state has 22 banks with deposits amounting to J147.000.- 000. but this money comes Irotn tnei real plutocrats of the states the! farmers. You aro not the owners of j thts vast sum of money but merely the keepers. Tou are not the sun. just a! satellite shining from borrowed light. I Tou are a shadow and the substance j is beyond and the true plutocrat is the owner of the money in your banks; thei Kansas farmer." Congressman W. A. Calderhead was' on the programme for yesterday for ai talk on "Progress to Currency Dis-j cussion." but was not able to be pres-j ent on account of sickness, and made: a short talk just before the dinnerj hour in which he advocated the de-i crease of the reserve required of banks so that more money might find Its wav into circulation- lie saidr me i national bank system of currency Is too expensive for the present day operations and until some other sys tem is adopted there will be no ma terial reduction of interest. "In France the rate of interest isi fixed at 3 per cent while in this country 5 and and even 7 U the pre vailing rate. The fault is not with the J bankers of the country, but with the laws governing the issuance of cur-1 rency and bonds." ! Owing to the lateness of the hour) two of the discussions which were on -the programme were omitted and! United grates Treasurer Charles H. I Tre-t spoke briefly of h!s enjoyable experiences since he has been In Kan sas the guest of the bankers' associa tion. The meeting- of the association will close wrtti the banquet at the Auditorium, this evening. Resotiitio-M of Sympathy. Just before adjournment for the 8 Electrical Contractor- afternoon session of the Bankers" con vention the foUswing resolutions on the death of one of the former presi dents. G. W. McKnighr, was adopted: "God in his wisdom has called home our companion and fellow laborer, the Hon. G. W. McKnight of Junction City. Kan, ex-president of the Kansas Bankers' association, president of the First Xational bank, and ex-senator from his senatorial district. "Mr. McKnight eame to Kansas in the early cowboy days and by advice went to Abilene, then the far west town of the state, and with W. B. Clark, opened a banking office. When the decline In the cattle business came Mr. Clark and Mr. McKnight organized the First Xational bank of Junction City. Kan., and at his death. Mr. Mc Knight was the honored president thereof. "Every position filled by Mr. Mc Knight was always honored and ele vated. He was a conscientious man. As a friend he was loyal and true: and as a citizen, a model of true manhood, genial and of a sunny disposition. His domestic relations were lovely. He leaves a good wife and children, and to this bereaved family we extend our kindly sympathy." LEMOH FOR ROOSEVELT. Large- and JnW-y One Handed Oat by the Switchmen's rntoit. Detroit. Mich.. May 22. The biennial convention of the Switchmen's Union of North America today adopted a resolution against the "kidnaping" of Mover. Haywood and Pettibone and re questing President Roosevelt to use all legitimate means in bis power ta se cure a reversal of the recent decision "legalizing the kidnaping." The resolu tion was adopted unanimously by the 250 delegates who are present from ev ery state In the union, representing a membership of 13.000. The resolution declares that "all laws relative to the protection and liberty of all American citizens in procuring de fense were denied these- brothers by the governors of Colorado) and Idaho." and that their removal to the scene of the Steunenberg- murder constituted a "pure and simple case of kidnaping." The resolution continues: "And, whereas. President Roosevelt has seen fit to use the public press in expressing sentiments that Mover. Hay wood and Pettibone were "undesirable citizens' and previously referred to the Western Federation cf Miners officials as having been implicated in the mur der: and "Whereas. Such statements stand without precedent in the civilized world, and -Whereas. We believe said state ments will affect these brothers in jail in Idaho, condemning them before trial; be it -Resolved. That the Switchmen's Union of North America, in convention assembled, denounces the series- of oat-rages- instituted against these brothers, believing It a serious blow to Ameri can citizenship and good government: be it further. "Resolved. That a copy of these res olutions be forwarded to President Roosevelt requesting that he use all the legitimate means in his power to compel the courts to reverse the re cent decision legalizing the kidnaping cf these brothers and obey the intent of the constitution as to the rights of "copies were ordered forwarded to the governors of Idaho and Colorado and to Moyer. H ay wood and Pettibone. j resolution was also adopted today urging every member of the organiza tion to become active in politics and to work for men who favor measures beneficial to himself. regardless of party. BAPTISTS REUNITED. Various Brasv-bea of the Church ia Joint Assembly. Norfolk, Va.. May 22- The Baptist convention of North America, with the Baptist hosts of north, and south, east and west, united today in nation al assembly after their separation following- disagreements on the negro and other antebellum, questions more than a century ago. Their first an nual session convened at the James town exposition, today with between 4.80 and 5,060 delegates in attend ance, the national body being a union of the Northern Baptist convention which had Just adjourned at Washing ton and the Southern Baptist convert- Children Black Cotton Hose for 10c Medium rib, spliced heel and toe worth 12 fie, per pair. . . . ..10c Black Cotton Hose for Women for 12Kc "Topsy" made of combed yarn, absolutely stainless. 13c value per pair . .,. 1 Misses Fine Lace Hose, 19c Best Egyptian Lisle sanitary dye, size 5 to S'z, worth. 23c per pair . 19c Women Cotton Hose, 15c Black fancy stripes and figure patterns, have doubia heel and toe. per pair 13c Women's Bleached Gauze Vests 12"ic -Made of selected cotton very elastic, low neck and sleeveless with silk trimming regular and extra sizes, worth 13c, choice Thursday . 12iic 75c Infant's Dresses, 50c Made of Nainsook, trimmed with, lace and embroidery, long or short style, worth 73c, Thursday choice - - 5c 50c Made Veils 35c These come black and white and assorted colors, have fancy printed lace border are 1 yds. long worth 50c, Thursday, each 33c Hon which has just adjourned at Rich mond. Va. The joint convention includes In dian delegates, with the right of the floor, likewise negro delegates, this being the first instance of the assem bling together of tne white and negro Baptists in the south. JANITOR GAVE $100. Waabbarn Fund Get a Boost From Vncxpectetl Source. The committee appointed to take care of the raising of the J75.0OO in Topeka. necessary to secure the J 2 $5,0 00 a'ready pledged, is receiving enthusiastic responses to their solicita tions. Some large amounts have been subscribed unsolicited. Among these was a pledge for So'JO from Mrs. X. H. Adams of 1302 Toneka avenue. This pledge was made as a memorial to a son-in-law of Mrs. Adams. Prof. George r. Merrill, who was a member of the Washburn facuirr from 188 to IS 7 3 when Washburn's work was be ing carri'-d on in the old Jackson sci-ooi buil-iing at the corner of Tenth and Jackson. Trio--. Reynolds, the negro janitor of the Washburn buildings, pledged a hundred dollars and another party, unknown, has also pledged a hundred. A. A. Godard. the president of the State Savings bank, has pledged $300. These pledirs bring the subscriptions to a total of about half of the re quired J 7 5.000. hearsTrom east. Say Go Ahead Wtt Wort on Cmncil Grove Lbse. -jr. L, Taylor, promoter of the To a. nnrh western, advised Lam- precht Brothers A Co.. the New Tork bankers wno are ii..-n in ject of the result of the bond elections veterday- Mr. Taylor received the following telegram from the firm this afternoon : "Telegram received. Regret Mission failed Eut advise to proceed with work prcvioVd subscriptions are made to equal $13,080." This was the sun? that Mission town ship shouid have voted in bonds. Mr. Tayior says that there will be no trou ble in raising the money and that the work of constructing the railroad wili begin at once. A meeting of the board of directors of the railroad company will be held tomorrow when steps will be taken to raise the money. Kre-j Dentistry. The Kansas Stare Board of Dental - .t cl.I I.rJ t fcjaminers at inr - -. ...- , from Wednesday afternoon to- Satur t day afternoon of this week will do all j kinds of Dental Work free, except cost F. O. HETRICT. D. D S. Secretxry of Board. Hosiery De partment If you have not vis ited our hosiery de parmentthe following prices will doubtless cause you to do so. If you are a regular visitor you will no doubt be here tomorrow. Women's Black Cotton Hose for 9c Spliced heel and toe. Hemmed top guaranteed fast color, such as the credit stores sell for 12 c. Thursday, per pair. .......... .9e Women's Silk Finished Lisle Hose for 25c Black or white, new assorted pat terns, of dainty lace openwork have spliced foot, worth 33c at the credit stores, here Thursday, per pair 25e Children's Black Cotton Hose for 12ic Heavy rib. extra length, elastic leg, double woven foot an extra good one for every day wear worth 15c per pair. ........ .12fic Women's Weight Union Suits 19c' Bleached low neck, sleeveless, knee length, with Iaee trimming, a bargain at 25c. Thursday, sizes 3 and 8, per suit . .iltc Women's Gauze Weight Vests for 7Sc Full bleached, have wing sleeve, regular sizes, advertised as bargains by credit stores at 12t4c here Thursday, each Ifec 35c Fancy Ribbon 25c Five inches wide, warp dyed and pompadour patterns positively all silk, get enough of this to make you a jumper, Thursday, per yd 23c X BOY'S SAILOR SX IT. I y --; ffi f hMi'A m - i For general wear the sailor suit here illustrated is very popular. It can be made of any colored duck or linen desired, trimmed with a braid to con trast. The above ts of white linen, consisting of a blouse with a wide sailor cellar trimmed with two rows of blue wash braid. It has a removable shield which ts attached to the blouse underneath. The knickerbockers are ar ranged to produce the smart baggy effect at the knee?, having there an elastic, which holds the fullness in place. Legbands may be used if preferred. KILLED 111 A CAR. TwctvevVear-OUJ Mexican Boy Loses I lis Life. . A twelve-year-old Mexican lad was found dead this morninj m a Rock Island lumber car at the foot of Bran nw street. Ta? bov had evidently crawled in the car and the lumber had slipped wnlle the car was being j moved. Tne boy's body was crushed i almost to pulp- and tt was necessary to unload the car before it could be removed. His head was horribly I crushed and ibosc of tha bones tn his CLOTHING A strictly all-wool Good for all seasons, dress wear A $15.00 value Get it here If you are look ing for th beat value money can Black bay yoa want to inspect thia $10 suit. These gar ments are high grade, pleasing a h d attractive. The fit si comfort able and stylish. If you pay $15 you get no better suit. No more style or quality than we are showing in these $10 values. $10 wpl f;il Men's strictly up-to-date Suits in gray, browns, slates and checks $12.50, $15.00, $18.00 mliiSHOJiyouRNruPArrERNs We have just ISO of the Spring quarterly style bocks left they are worth, lac each starting Thursday we are going to give one of these absolutely free to every customer who buys a Ladies Home Journal pat tern. Remember there are only 100 of them, so come earTy. House Furnishing Bargains 14-ln. high grade Lawn mower, the I best and most reliable make for j only .... $3.25; Good heavy fancy Screen Doors. for - S1.3 Window Screens, 24-in. adjustable. for only 33c 2-burner summer Cooking Stove. for 2-30 Good strong Garden Rakes for 19c body was broken. The boy's name has not been ascertained as yet but tt is believed that his father is working in oee of the Rock Island gangs that is busy in this vicinity and that the boy has been livinjr with his father with this gang. . A marriage license was issued today in the office- of the probate court to Arthur W. Gilbert, 2 5 years old. of Hoyt. and Alice E. McGuire. 23 years ort. of this city. Rescurer We found your husband trfd ta commit s.iicide ma'am, but we cut the rc-e in time Considerste Wife Oh. what made you di that? Poor, dear William does so hate to- be taken down. Baltimore American. VALUES Clay or Blue Serge Suit. Business or I c Keep Cool Be Comfortable If you want to be comfortable these warm days, and keep cool when the scorching days ar rive. Get one of our hot weather 'coata. These are made' up ia rich navy blae serge, all pure wool, cut in the latest styles, single and double breasted. Prices $3 $3.50 $4.50 Men's Black Al paca Coats made from fine lustrous raven black alpaca fast colors. Prices, $1.75 $2.25 W Name Soma cf th? Many Low Prices Best Steel Garden Rake, for 43c Waah Boiler, heavy "tin. genuine copper bottom, Joe. ...... .SI. 19 Plain Crystal Gas Globe, for only c Gas Mantles, usual price 10c. for Tc Big assortment of wall paper, for per roll ..........3c Don't fail to get our low prices on nammocss. TOO LATE TO CLASSIrT. Choose most becoming tint; flesh, white pink or bnineTt--. Satin skin powder. Sc. DEATHS 1D FL3EBALS. Funeral services over the remains of Mrs. M. J. Stephenson, who died Sun day at her home in Pasadena, CaL. will be held at W. W. Gavitts residence. No. 310 East Fifth street, at 2:30 o'clock on Thursday afternoon. Rev. John D. Knox will officiate. Mrs. Stephenson formerly lived in Topeka and helped to build the Methodist church here. She is survived by two- brothers. Sam uel McGowan of Wakarusa. and Geo. McGowan of Warsaw, Ind; and ais by a niece, Mrs. W. J. Kelly of Pasa dena. CaL, with whom Mrs. Stephenson had been making her home. Mrs. Kily and her husband are accompanying Mrs. Stephenson's remains from California. All of the deceased friends are invited to attend the funeral. Pearl L. the L3-year-oId daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sherman Taylor, of l:i Winfieid avenue. Oakland, died of ap pendicitis Tuesday. The funeral was held this afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Oakland Presbyterian church. In terment was in the Foster cemetery. The funeral of a two weeks' old In fant, who died last night at the Or phans' home, was held this afternoon at 2:30. LOCAL MOTION. Visiting bankers have been much interested in the new banking room fixtures and vault which were used for the first time yesterday, by the Prudential Trust company. Seventh and Kansas avenue. Marriage licenses were granted by the probate court today to William Ligg aged 2S. and Bertha Olson. 2 4, both of Chapman; and to J. M. Rob erts of Lamed, aged 41, and Eleanor Mason of Rushvilie. age 35. Samuel R Newman, twenty-two years old. and Hesten M. Car'.son. nineteen years old were married to day by I-L. F. Hay den, the probate judge. The preliminary hearing on the complaint against WL-bur Fennel, alias Jesse James, which was made by Minnie Henderson, was postponed again this morning by Judge Simon in ' the city court- Minnie, who is de sirous of getting the consent of the county authorities to let Fennel I marry her. was not in court to press the charge against Fennell. There is an attachment of the court out against her but for the past thre days the of ficers of the court have been unable to find the girl and gt her into- court to testify aaainst Fennell. They hope to 'ocate her br Friday. Judge G. A. Huron win deliver the ' Memorial day address bfore the Gard ner. Kan Fast, G. A R. A fire alarm was turned in fro-n the north side about 7 o'clock last night. The damage was small..