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THE TOPEEA DAILY STATE JOURNALS-THURSDAY EVENING, JUNE 6, 1907.
V s BARNETT IS HELD Must Stand Trial on At tempted Robbery Charge. Accused of Trying to Hold Up Shoemaker Nattsen. DAMAGING EVIDENCE. False Beard Like Robber's Worn by Barnett. Actor Kendall Tells of Putting It On. " Tou're a dead man If you don't aold up your hands,' the fellow said ;o me when he shoved a revolver in ny face," testified Charles Nattsen, '.he shoemaker, on the witness stand Ji the city court today during the pre liminary hearing' of the charge of at tempted robbery which has been pre ferred against Robert Barnett. the young man with an unenviable record, ind who is accused of trying to hold up Nattsen, ' "I held up my hands all right," con tinued Mr. Nattsen. "But you bet I grabbed him and wrested the revolver away from him. I caught him around the neck. Then we fell to the floor and he got away from me by crawling under ray arm. He ran out the door and got away." Mr. Nattsen has a shoe shop at No. 219 Kansas avenue and on the morn ing of May 7, about 10 o'clock, while he was at work at his bench a young man walked in the shop and then en sued the scene which was rather graphically described by Mr. Nattsen. I: was declared by Mr. Nattsen tnai the young man wore a beard and moustache which had every evidence of being false and that his cheeks had been darkened up to give the beard a good effect. Then Mr. Nattsen point ed out Barnett as being the person who had tried to hold him up. He was certain in the matter of the identification. And in connection with the bearded disguise worn by the robber some testimony was given by Charles Ken dall, a scene and sign painter, ana a former actor, which was damaging to sav- the least. Barnett was employed as ticket taker at the Elite theater and Kendall had his "studio," as Mr. Schenck, the county attorney, called it, in the cellar of the theater building. Kendall testified that Barnett had talked to him on several occasions about "making up" for the purpose of having some fun with girl friends. He told Barnett the material he would have to get to "make up." He then said that on the night before "the af fair" referring to the attempted holdup of Nattsen Barnett showed him the make up materials he had purchased and said he would be around later to have them put on his. face. Kendall said that on that even ing he did some work of painting in a restaurant and did not get back to the theater, where he slept, until three or four o'clock In the morning. . Some time after he returned Barnett came in. woke him up. and asked Him to put on the make up as he was going to have "some fun" with the girls early in the morning. . Kendall said he put on the make up which consisted of a false beard of the Van Dyke order that cov ered Barnett's face pretty well and a black mustache. He said that he put grease paint on Barnett's face to give his skin a rough look. Kendall said that he was not certain whether Bar nett said he was going to have his fun out in Quinton Heights or over In North Topeka. He testified that Bar nett was In the habit of carry a 38 caliber Iver-Johnson revolver but he was not certain that he saw it on the morning Barnett was "made up." He saw Barnett that same day again, some time after two o'clock In tlye after noon. Barnett was minus the disguise and told Kendall, according to the lat ter's testimony, that he had been chased by the police, caught by them, and his gun taken away from him. Charles Hales, a singer of illus trated songs, and who was employed at the 'Elite, testified to his acquaint ance with Barnett and said that Bar nett was in the habit of carrying a 38 caliber Iver-Johnson revolver. Henry Helse, a German, who has a cigar store next door to the Nattsen shoe shop, shone on the witness stand. He told of hearing the scuffle in Nattsen's store. He was behind the counter doing business with a St. Louis salesman. He ran around from behind the counter and got to his door just as the robber rushed out of the Nattsen shop. Mr. Helse gave chase and follow ed the fugitive west through a vacant lot north of No. 219 Kansas avenue, crossed Second street and went down the alley between Jackson street and Kansas avenue. "He ran to beat the band." said Mr. Nattsen who testified that he managed to keep within good distance of him until he disappeared across the Rock Island railroad tracks towards the northwest. Some policemen continued the chase from this point. Nearing the end of the alley Mr. Heisa said that the robber took off his over coat as he ran and he stopped for a second to pick up a rock to throw at the robber with the Idea of bringing him to the ground but ihis effort did not bear to look around the court room Clairvoyant ALWAYS CONSULT THE BEST. H. B. 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Fee 50c and $1.09. 610 Monroe Bt, and identify if possible the man whom he had chased Mr. Heise looked steadily at Barnett for a short time, raised his arm as though ha was about to point to him and then swung around In his chair and pointed to Mr. Merriam, a local newspaper man, who was sitting In the jury box and busily engaged In taking notes. "That's the man," Mr. Helse al most shouted as he pointed his finger at Mr. Merriam and much tothe consterna tion of the latter and the amusement of those In the court room. It is the opinion of the authorities that when the robber finally shook off the police who pursued him when Mr. Heise gave up the chase he made, his way to the Kaw river and swam or waded across it to the north side. Oliver S. Deidrick, of Shorey, took the stand and testified that on May 7, about 11 o'clock in the morning, he noticed a young man whose clothing was wet from his shoes up to the waist walking south toward North Topeka. There was sand on his shoes and he looked as though he had been wading through the river. Mr. Deidrick did not see the fellow's face but Identified Barnett as being the man he saw. He saw him within a few blocks of North Topeka. Minnie Russell, a young girl, who lives with her folks at No. 1318 North Harrison street, was called to the stand. She testified to scraping up an acquaintance with Barnett through her attendance at the Elite theater. She appeared to be a most reluctant wit ness and her memory was not very good as to details. She said that Bar nett came to her house about 11:15 o'clock on the morning of May 7. His coat was wet, but it was not wet through, she Insisted. She said he did not give any reason for coming but he told her he had been drunk and that some one had robbed him of his watch and revolver. He dried his coat by- a stove in the house and left about two hours after he arrived. Miss Russell said she supposed his coat was wet from the rain of the night before. Mr. Schenck, the county attorney, rested his case without putting on any more witnesses and Mr. Reed, attorney for Barnett did not offer any testimony for his client. Both sides waived are gument and Judge Simon announced that there was probame cause to -De lieve that Barnett was guilty of the crime charged against him and that he would be bound over for trial in the district court under bail to the amount of J1.0OO. Mr. Reed made an argument for a reduction of this bail to $500 and said that the case agaiinst Barnett was ex ceedingly weak. Mi. Schenck In op posing the motion for a reduction of bail said that he considered the case particularly strong and declared that if he was in earoeu s inora aim i;uuiu get out on a $500 bail bond he would be sure to make his get-away. Judge Simon saw no reason for re ducing the bond from $1,00 and unless Barnett can furnish it. he will have the pleasure of staying in jail until the September term of the district court. PIGG CASE POSTPONED. Preliminary Hearing on the Famous Juror Bribery Charge on June 17. On the calendar of the city, court to day was the preliminary hearing of the case against Aaron T. Pigg, who is charged with attempting to bribe ju rors who found his brother Robert guilty of violating the prohibitory law in the conduct of the Canadian club. It was necessary for Sheriff "Wilkerson to go all the way to California to get Mr. Plgg, who made himself scarce when the warrant was sworn out for his arrest. Pigg is out on $2,000 bail which was furnished by J-W. Thurs ton, cashier of the Bank of Topeka. Mr. Schenck said that one of the Im portant witnesses in the case was too 111 to be present in court and asked for a postponement of the hearing for a week. Judge Simon posiponea tne hearing until June 17. Captain McNary, attorney for Rob ert Pigg, who Is now in jail and for whom a warrant was also Issued on the charge of attempting to bribe the jurors, notified the court that the sher iff had not executed this warrant as vet. He Insisted that the sheriff should act In the matter so that Robert Pigg would know wher he stood In the premises. Judge Simon said he would take this matter under advisement. KELLY CASE GOES OVER. Continued In the Supreme Court This Morning. The case of the state of Kansas: vs. T. T. Kelly was continued generally In the supreme court of Kansas this morning, which means that it goes to the heel of the docket, and will not come up again for several months. This Is the suit on the Hasklns & Sells shortage on the Oklahoma warrants amounting to $9,000. A stipulation was filed by the attor neys for both sides agreeing to the continuance. Rossington & Smith were attorneys for Kelly and John Dawson for the state. GOULD CASE IMC0URT. Suit for Divorce Slakes Its First Pub lic Appearance. New Tork. June 6. The first court hearing on the suit for divorce brought by Mrs. Howard Gould was given to day when Justice McCall heard the ap plication of counsel for Mr. Gould for an order to strike out certain portions of Mrs. Gould's complaint, which it is alleged are scandalous. Judge McCall reserved His decision and gave counsel until Monday to file briefs. . PUTTING IX MOKE PIPE. Carload for Water Extensions Being ' Unloaded Today. The water department is unloading a carload of six Inch pipe which will be laid soon In the unprotected south part of town. In the last month 4,893 feet of four and six Inch pipe has been laid, most of It south of Thirteenth street. The laying of this pipe gives good fire protection to nearly all of the district north of Seventeenth street which was before unprotected. There are mains now as far as Seventeenth on Tyler.Polk and Clay. Some of the new pipe will be laid on Seventeenth connecting the ends of the mains now laid on these streets and a pipe will be laid from West street at Seventeenth one block east to where West begins again and then south on West. Fire hydrants have also been placed In Douthitt Place which gives protection to a large district. The de partment has put In 43 new services and has put in four meters on old ser vices which makes a total of 47 meters for the month. USING THEPENCIL Councilman Montgomery Makes Some Figures of His Own. What City lVonld Sa?e by Using Its Own Lights. PAY FOR THE PLANT. This Would Be More Than Ac complished in Five Tears. In Ten He Figures the Ag gregate Saving at 77,745. The investigation of the lighting business has set the councllmen, to thinking about the matter In good ear nest. As a result of the investigation and thinking Councilman E. Montgom ery has come to some very interesting conclusions. He says: "If the city ac cepts the first estimate of Mr. Free man for rebuilding the plant and is sues bonds for the necessary $41,964 called for by this estimate, the Interr est will be $10,491 for the first five years. The cost of operation, includ ing the repairs will be $82,400 for the five years. These items make a total of $92,891. Now if the city takes the Edisons' offer it will cost the city for the first five years $137,500 in cash for the 500 lights. That is If the city buys the lights it will pay more for them by $44,609 in the first five years than If the city rebuilt its plant and fur nished Its own lights. Or putting it another way, the city in the first five years can save enough to pay the en tire cost of the new plant and have $2,645 to put away against the second five years. The second five years of the contract would take the same amount of cash, $137,500, as the first five years, if the contract should be made with the Edison Co., and In the second five years if the city rebuilt the plant the lights would cost the city $82,400 again for operating expenses and the difference between this and $137,500. or $55,100, would be saved In the second five years. The plant has already been paid for and this would be net saving. Add this to the $2,645 saved after paying for the plant in the first five and you have $57,745 saved In actual cash in the ten years. The plant will belong to the city at that time whereas if the city contracts it will have nothing to show at the end of the contract. The plant should then be worth at least $20,000, a very small estimate of the value of the plant at that time and If this is added the to tal saving to the city would be $77,- it. These figures of Mr. Montgomery are amply sufficient to cover the cost and can not be legitimately enlarged Dy tne enemies or city ownership. They include every item, being made un from the estimates of Mr. Freeman who allowed for accident, interest and two salaried positions which are Ques tionable as to the need of filling. More over it counts repairs and only places the value of the plantat the -and of ten years at $20,000 which allows all tne appreciation that can be legiti mately reckoned. ARREST A TEACHER. , Gertrude Harris of Seabrook Charged With Abusing 7-Year-Old Boy. Judge Simon, of the city court, issued a warrant today for the arrest of Miss Gertrude Harris, a young woman who teaches near Seabrook. The charge is assault and the arrest was made upon complaint of G. M. Jamison whose 7-year-old eon. Robert, was the victim of the assault. According to the story of the boy, he was going home from school about two weeks ago and was playing along the road with other boys when the teacher, for some reason, call ed him back. He refused to go back as school was out and went on home. The next morning when he went to school the teacher punished him and he claims that the punishment was so severe that the neighbors for a con siderable distance heard the boy's cries for mercy. It Is claimed that the child's body was black and blue nearly all over and that he was so badly abused that It was found necessary to call Dr. Keith to attend to him. ' This happened two weeks ago last Tuesday and today the boy was brought to the office' of the county attorney and his body exhibited to the officers who could still see quite plainly the marks of the punishment, and the re sult was the issuing of - the warrant charging the teacher with assault. TO TEST GAS METERS. City Will Begin Tills Work on Next Monday. The city will begin the testing of gas meters on next Monday. There are many calls from people who think that their meter is running away with them and" these may have the meters tested by the city plumbing inspector as soon as the city testing force Is ready for work next week. The gas company has offered the city the use of their testing apparatus which Is quite expensive. After next Monday those who com plain about their meters can have them examined by depositing a dollar with tho city clerk. This dollar Is a bet that the meter is wrong. If it is not wrong the city gets the dollar and if it Is wrong the dollar Is returned. BRITT AXD NELSON SIGN. IJttlc Men Booked for a Twenty Round Battle in Frisco July San Francisco. Cal.. June 6. "Jimmy" Britt and "Battling" Nelson last night signed articles for a 20 round fight on the night of July 3, in this city, the weight to be 133 pounds, at 6 o'clock on the day of the contest and the purse to be split, 60 per cent to the winner and 40 per cent to the loser. Took a Child's Money. A small boy named Forest Emlee, who lives In North Topeka. has com plained to the police of a daylight hold up. He says that while carrying a dol lar and thirty cents with which to pay some of the family lodge dues, he was stopped on the Ftreet by a negro nam ed White, who went through his pock ets and removed the dollar, whereupon the small boy felt like thirty cents and reported to the police. He gave a good description of the negro, but an arrest has not been made. BOOM HEKNOX. Pennsylvania Republicans in State Convention Assembled, Put Him Forward as a' Candi date for Presidency. ENDORSE ROOSEVELT. They Approvingly Quote His Utterances on the Tariff. Favor, a Continuance cf the Administration's Policy. Harrisburg, Pa., June 6. The en dorsement of United States Senator Knox for the presidency, the nomina tion of John O. Sheatz of Philadelphia for state treasurer and the adoption of a platform indorsing the policy and administration of President Roosevelt were the net results' of today's Repub lican state convention. ; The platform also commends the course of the Fifty-ninth congress, in dorses the action of Senators Penrose and Knox and the Pennsylvania dele gation in that congress, particularly in upholding the hands of President Roosevelt; declares adherence to the principle of tariff protection; com- menas tne administration of Gov ernor Stuart and the work of the re cent legislature and demands speedy prosecution of those who profited by the alleged frauds in furnishing and equipping the new state capitoh The platform adopted by the con vention is a departure from those of previous state conventions in that more than two-thirds of It is devoted to national affairs. President Roose velt's administration . is given high praise, the concluding paragraph of that part of the platform reading as toiiows: i nis convention .. heartily renews the expression of confidence, that has come so frequently, emphatically and directly from the Republicans ' of Pennsylvania, in the integrity, wisdom and devotion to the public good of Theodore Roosevelt: with eaual heartiness we record our approval of tno work of hl3 administration .and we pledge the. Republican party of Pennsylvania to a Joyal adherence to the policies inspired by the principle of equality, of right and opportunty to all." The platform then J. Indorses "United States Senator Knox for the presi dency and presents him to the Repub licans of the other states as Pennsyl vania's candidate for the presidency before the Republican convention of 190S. Continuing the platform says: "We commend the course of the Fifty ninth congress which, without attempt ed confiscation or reprisal or vested rights or any spirit of unfairness and injustice to .those who have interests in carrying, and more corporations, never theless, passed "more important legisla tion than any:' preceding- congress for the proper regulation' and control Of cor porations ' and irusts. and the punish ment of improper practices.' We indorse and approve the course of our United States senators and representatives In the said congress and particularly in up holding the hand of President Roose velt. : ' "The representatives of Pennsylvania believe that the payroll of American labor should continue to be higher than that of any other nation and the aver age American home' a model for the world. '' "President Roosevelt has publicly de clared that the general tariff policy to which, without regard to changes In de tail I believe this country to be irrevoca bly committed is fundamentally based upon the recognition of the difference in labor cost here and abroad. "We Indorse those declarations and declare our unfaltering adherence to the great principle of protection to Ameri can labor, American Industries -and American products." BIG (mERSTiCNIC. It Will Be Held at Vinewood Part on July 18. . : . - At a meeting of the ."Grocery and Butchers' association of Topeka held at the Commercial club rooms ast night, it wag decided to hold the- annual pic nic at Vinewood park on Thursday, July. 18. The picnic which is tbe fourteenth annual affair given by the- association promises to eclipse all records made In the past, though the day; has al ready been classed among the holidays of the city. - All the grocery stores and meat mar kets will be closed on the day of the picnio and the remaining stores will be closed for at least half a day. Invita tions have been sent to every grocery man in the state and it is thought that there will be many Out of. town ' mer chants In the city on that day. The day will be given over to sports and amusements of various kinds, local In their character though arrangements will be made for speaking In the af ternoon and evening for some of the older members who do not care to par ticipate in the field day sports. There are 130 grocerymen in Topeka and with hardly an exception they belong to the association and there is a sprinkling of membership coming from other sources. The following chairmen of committees were appoint ed at the meeting last night: Sports, H. A. Hebb: executive,- J. M. Frank; fin ance, William Green; programme. Har ry Whittlesey; .. grounds. Ford Dries bach; music, M. Mueler; advertising. John McClements; , entertainment,. G. Peschner. ,: , ' THE EtUS -CASE IS ARGUED." -; Former Joint 1st Doesn't Want to Spend Whole Life In JaU. The habeas .corpus suit of George Ellis from Wilson county was argued this afternoon in -the supreme court. This is - the case of the Wilson' county jointist who was ifound guilty on 62 counts and sent to jail for 52 months and sentenced to pay a fine of $5,200. Governor Hoch pardoned the jail sen tence, - and the . county commisisoners excused the fine but- there still remains $1,300 in fees due the assistant attornev general, . E. D. Mikkesell.. Mikkesell will not consent to let .bins out of Jail until the fees are paid in full. Ellis says he can t raise the price. and that Mikkesell will keep him in Jail all his life if he doesn't pay. Steve J. Osborne Is attorney for Ellis, and John Dawson represents the state. Men, Here is biggest snap you ever saw, Cravenette Coats, blacks, greys, browns and silk mixture ---Coats that are actually worth $15 --Friday is truly Bargain Day - Your Choice Friday, LU'UU ! NO MORE DRIED APRICOTS Wards of the State Will Have to Do Without Them. There will be an enforced 1 change of diet at some of the state Institutions during the coming six months, for the state board of control has decided to refrain from purchasing at the semi annual buying next week many of the things which the state charitable in stitutions have been getting, on the ground that these things have ad vanced so much in price. For example, the board will refuse to buy dried apricots. Apricots have advanced from 1214 cents a pound to 25 cents a pound. The last grocer to get the apricot contract from the state is said to have lost $600 on that one item. There are many other things which have advanced at a similar rate. "We believe in doing for the state Just as we do in our own families," said E. B. Schermerhorn, the chair man of the board of control.1 today, "There .isn't any, family in moderate circumstances - whicht does not keep track of the markets, and buy things when they are cheap, and- leave off buying those things when they become expensive. Some of the grocery items which the state has been buying for years tor its state institutions nave advanced So much that they must now De classed witn luxuries. We can t afford to buy them any more. We will buy other things for the state Institu tions which don't cost so much. "We believe in giving the state In stitutions a -liberal . supply of good food, but we can't undertake to buy those things which have advanced to almost prohibitive prices." The semiannual buying of supplies for the state will begin next Tuesday, and " will continue until Friday. The grocery ..bids. will., be considered on Thursday. rDryj. goods will be first taken up oh Tuesday. The dry goods, grocery and-- meat contracts are the big things, and -many bids are always received for supplying the state with these .-commodities. The aggregate amount' of the contracts to be let ag gregated about half a million dollars. ..i.There is. sure, to be a material in crease in the. cost of the supplies for the. ensuing six , months. Prices have been steadily advancing of late years, and the advance Is becoming more rapid rather than less so. Cotton thread has advanced a cent a spool since -the last letting, and many other dry goods items have gone up in simi lar proportion. Meats and groceries are all higher than ever. The supply of some canned goods is so limited that the board will have to buy "futures" that is, buy "goods at a fixed price for delivery at. some date in the fu ture. ' r ' ,' - During the summer, the board flg- -ures that each institution ought to be able to keeD itself supplied with fresn vegetables, but for winter, vast quan tities of canned goods must be bought. Out at Belolt. the -superintendent, Mrs. Perry, - has adopted a unique plan 'for her next Winter's fruit supply. i v. : .-. V,,,. trior d.iail finifa iinHdr t Vi o .Tilt. la k,UJ - ' ' r, ' ,wu . . - old contract, and haying it canned. This will keep tne iruu in gooa snape for next winters use, and will nil tne hundreds -of glass fruit jars which would otherwise , probably remain empty. . ' , Arrangements, are also being made by the board to purchase furniture and equipment for the new school build ing at Belolt, where the Girls' Indus trial school is located: The building is now. about .completed, and here will be something remaining out of the appropriation- with which- to purchase the equipment. The board will adver tise for bids, and let' the contracts at once, so that the money appropriated for the purpose can be used before the appropriation expires at the end of the fiscal-year. - : ' SHAKE UP BEGINS Two Detectives Dismissed From Kan. sas City Police Force. Kansas City. Mo.. June 6. Detec tives John L. Huntsman and Matthew Kinney who had been on the force for several years, were dismissed today by the board of police commissioners. The action today confirms the belief that a general shake up will take place. Chief of Police ' John Hayes and Captain Weber were called before the board today and questioned sharply by Mayor Beardsley regarding alleged Ir regularities. State Journal, 10c a Week. 0 nfO U the I . III I'll . I ..I l.l . These Coats are the R. & S. make and are guaranteed. PLEASE BE EARLY FRIDAY UJ622 KA N. A VE. I Topeka business men advertise in The State Journal because it is the paper the people of Topeka " aTMSSMM MBM MM RHtBHWMi IMM MslasMaMSMsMwsMMMWVL read. $ a a r. a & & a FOR A NEW PARK. Movement on Foot to Buy Wooded Tract in Auburndale. There is a movement on foot to se cure another park. The tract of land is in Auburndale just west of the John D. Knox place and Is a beautifully wooded piece of land embracing sev eral acres. It is all In blue grass and has been used for pasture and Is not covered with underbrush. It is well covered with fine old forest trees, elms and oaks, which make it the finest wooded piece of land in the city. There is a creek winding through it and tha land slopes up from each bank most of the way but there are one or two steep gorges which add variety to the lay of the land. As a natural park the tract cannot be sur passed and very small expenditure will be needed to make it the most beauti ful park in the city. The Federation of Women's Clubs is still pushing the matter of the chil dren's park just south of West Sixth avenue near the asylum grounds. A sufficient amount has already been raised to make a first payment and secure the property. It is hoped to raise the $800 needed by private sub scription. The various clubs have raised most of the amount now on hand and others who have contributed are Dr. Keith, A. Fassler and Dr. lie Clfntock. The matter is to be con sidered at club meetings this after noon. ROLL UP SLEEVES. Washburn Workers Prepare for Re newed Activity. On account of the commencement ex ercises at Washburn college which have utilized most of the time of. .those who are on the canvassing committee which is trying to raise $75,000 to be applied on the endowment, but little work has been done by the committee since Monday. They are now three days behind with their work but expect to get busy again tomorrow and bring the total up to the average of fifteen hundred dollars a day for the three days which they are now behind. Efforts are being made to get all the members of the committee at the noon meeting at the Copeland hotel tomorrow and to get everyone working. All the mebers are requested to be pres ent tomorrow at 12:30. Although scarce ly any work has been done In the past few days subscriptions to the amount of three hundred dollars have been re ceived which were for the most part voluntary contributions which had n't been solicited. Those whose subscrip tions have been received aVe as follows: James Hayes $100 Gertrude Tracy 50 O. J. Wood '. 50 C. J. Drew , 25 Harry Stevenson 25 Alice K. McFarland 25 W. P. Bishop 25 $300 a The Woman Is Acquitted. Centerville, Mo., Junfl 6. Mrs. Miry Spaugh was today acquitted of complic ity in the killing of Sheriff Polk. One of her sons is under sentence of death and another is serving a life sentence in the penitentiary for the same crime. 1 TOO LATE TO CLASSIFY. Every exacting'-requlrement of refined taste is met by Satin skin powder. 4 tints. LOCAL MENTION. A marriage license was issued today in the oince of the probate court to Mark F. Elliott, twenty-nine years old, of Denver, and Miss Mabel O. Lang, twenty-four years old, of Topeka. The work of moving tho Kansas Academy of Science and the State Horticultural society from the base ment to the fourth floor commenced today, tho state having secured a sup ply of fuel with which to furnish power for Ihe elevators. . xne supreme court today allowed the Val Blatz Brewing company 15 days from May 28 to answer in the suit brought against It by the attor ney general. E. P. Sample and J. K. Mitchell of Osborne are In Topeka today present ing evidence before Special Master E. S. Quinton In a United States court case. The state tax commission will hold a meeting in Topeka Friday for the purpose of organizing, and doing some of the preliminary work of the conn mission. Justice A. L. Greene of the supreme court, is reported today to be about the same as for the past few days. His family ttlll hopes that he may bo able to travel to Battle Creek, Mich." Arrangements are being made for a Chautauqua which will be held at" Garfield park July 15th to 2 4th. H. C. Bowman,, member' of the board of control, and F. W. Knapp, secretary of tho board, left today for , Chicago, where thay will visit some of. the Cook county charitable institu tions. They will then go to Mlnno- apolis where they will attend the Na tional Association of Charities ' and Corrections. Other Kansans who will attend the Minneapolis convention are' E. A. Fredenhagen, W. H. Haskell. . warden of the penitentiary; Winfield , Eaton, chief of police of Topeka. and Mr. and Mrs. Geo. S. Ricker of Wlch- ita. THE RETORT OBVIOUS. Editor Stead implies that American men have not the kind of manners to . which he is accuetomod. On the whole, this is the nicest thing Mr. Stead has said about us yet. Richmond Times-Dispatch- DAMP! The picnic season seems to be consid- erably mildewed. -('n Moines Capital. The Family Physician 1 he best medicines in the -world can not take the place of the family phy sician. Consult him early when taken ill. If the trouble is with your tbrott, bronchial tubes, or lungs, ask him about taking Ayer's Cherry Pectoral. Then take it or not, as be says. W. publish tli. formalM of .11 our preparation.. 7. 0. A: O. iTtrOo., .:!, Mm.. 0