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THE TOPEKA DAILY STATS JOURNALMONDAY EVENING, JUNE 24, 1907.
PASSES SIXTY THOUSAND Washburn Fund Moves lp Over Twenty-two Hundred. . Tha Washbui n canvass Is progress vlng very favorably. At the noon meet- ing of the committee at the Copeland hotel this noon (2,189 were reported. which represents the work of the com uiittee since noon Saturday. This brings the total amount up to $61,848, which leaves only a little more than $13,000 yet to be raised. The committee this noon was com posed of several new members select ed from among the prominent business men of the city who will work during this -week which Is the closing week of the canvass. The last meeting of the committee will be held next Saturday noon and at that time it is hoped that the entire sum of $75,000 will be -entirely raised. This will leave five days which to se cure the remaining $13,000 of the re quired sum. It has been suggested that the committee try to raise the amount by Saturday to over the lequired amount as previous experience has (hown that with subscriptions for which two years are allowed for payment there Is generally shortage of about 10 per cent. It is desired by the commit tee to provide fgainst any shrinkage cf the fund. The standing of the campaign, to gether with the subscriptions of the rax t-n davs are as follows: Previously subset lbed $59,568 Mrs. Louise Thome Morehouse.. 1,000 F P. MacLennan (additional)-... Elon S. Clark J. J. Henderson Solomon G. Watkins Amos Longakfr Joseph Breneman Harrison J. Miller Ir. W. A. McCarter Frank L. Peacock Swedish Benevolent and Sick Benefit society A Medical Friend A. Haggart 200 100 60 50 50 50 50 50 50 25 25 A Friend Sarah E. Mofhtt E. C. Arnold..- Bell Bros. Piano Co Mood Plumbinsr Co 25 25 Faul B. Roehr - , ?5 A. G. Potter.. J. S. Warner Dibble Grocery Co H. H. Inifcgii s cash) Charles F. Hardy A Friend George N. Holmes C. Grace Holmes..... Megnon E. Logan "Winnie Williams (additional)... Harry and Elsie Hobson E. P. Garwood International Cor. school J. C. Walcott Mrs. M. H. Jaquith Henry J. Huster 25 25 25 25 25 25 23 25 15 10 10 10 10 10 5 $61.84 WANTS NO "SQUARE DEAL. 'Bun-' Adams Says His People Are 3 Opposed. "Bun" Adams of El Dorado, bank er and statesman, is in Topeka today on business. Mr. Adams was formerly a fighting mernbtr of the Kansas house of representatives, and every now and then has a boom for some political job or oher. "I suppose our county Is for Davidson for- govern or," he said.-"because he-- is in our congressional district. That is, we are for Davidson if he will get out of this square deal business as much cs possible. Our cour.ty won't stand for the square deal proposition, in its unadulterated form. "I don't believe in tha primary elec tion idea, and neither does our county. Tr- primary is not a true American institution. It Is, in the first place, going to b-5 too costly for the candi dates. No one but a rich man like Stubbs can afford to run for an office. "The irue American system of gov ernment is by representatives. We have a representative government, not a pure democracy. We elect repre sentatives to the legislature to make laws for us, and if we can trust our "representatives to do this, why can't wo trust our representatives to go to a convention and nominate our can didates. The people are given an op portunity at the election to ratify or reject the. work of the convention. The direct primarv does not alfow the peo ple to get what they really want. There might be 5,001 votes in a coun ty, arid rive candidates for sheriff. Four candidates might get 1,000 votes each, and the fifth get 1,001 and be nominated. Yet there were 4,000 votes against him, and only 1,001 for him." Dr. Mcdintoek Able to Sit Up. The condition of Dr. J. C. McCIin tock, who has been seriously ill at his home for some .time with malarial poisoning, is much improved and he was able to sit up for a while today for the first time in over a week. The physicians in charge of the case re port that h:s condition is all that could be expected and state that they anticipate an early recovery unless unlooked for -complications should ensue. When Cupid gives .his Taera Is a paradox Ton cannot keep a Unless yon hasten STRAWBERRIES ARE FASSIXG. Blackberries Take Their Place on tne 'Local Market. The market reports seem to Indicate that the time for cheap strawberries has passed, and that there will be no more cheap ones even though they will be on the market for a week or ten days longer. The strawberry crop was not much hurt by the late frosts, although they have not been so plentiful as on some -other years. That they are so soon to pass, means that those who contemplate putting up any more strawberries will have to do it soon unless they wish to get the poor er ones of the last of the season. Blackberries will be cheaper next week than this, and for that reason will be better for canning purposes. The best ones coming at the time when the berries are most numerous. The red raspberry and the black caps are not very plentiful this year, and it Is not probable that they will be any cheaper at any time during the season than they are -now. GREEN TO USE THE VETO Jlayor Will Cut Out Three Blocks North Toncka Paving. Though bids have been received and contracts awarded on the paving or uentral. avenue Mayor Win. Green will exercise tne privilege of veto and proposes to cut down three blocks of the paving of that street. All of the paving north of Grant street to the bridgo ovtr Soldier creek Is to be cut out by the mayor's veto. Separate contracts will be drawn up. One for the paving south of Grant strset and anotner for that north. The mayor proposes to veto the contract for the pavement stretch ing north of Grant street. The ex planation given is that It will bo too costly for the city because the prop erty abutting will" be assessed to the limit of its value and unabie to bear the burden of the taxation the city will bs forced to assume the cost. "The mayor has had this under con sideration for some time," said John Rodgers, city engineer. Orders were given to draw up new plans. "Illegal or legal I gue3s It will be done," said the city engineer. Councilman, C. E. Jordan, from the First ward who boomed the paving, had njt heard of the proposed veto. "Who told you'" he asked. "Well, the people are not going to stand for it. They petitioned for the pavement and will have it. I don't propose to stand any of this monkeydoodle busi ness and if there is, I guess we can do something. That West Tenth avenue paving is going to be the most costly to th city and I guess that we might ! do something about that." The cost under the contract for the! paving to be cut out is under the con- I tract for all items $8,551.39. OUR WARRIORS QUIT. Major E. W. Wellington and Others of K .N. G. Hand in Resignations. Announcement was made today by Adjutant General J. W. F. Hughes of the resignation of Major E. W. Well ington, Second infantry, K. N. G., and of First Lieutenant -atl Battalion-Adjutant Waldo F. Wellington, son of Major Wellington, both of Ellsworth, Kan., from t,heir respective ranks with the Kansas National Guard. Major Wellington leaves the state militia on account of ill health. Severe attacks ' of rheumatism have unfitted him for military duty. Lieutenant Wellington resigns because of pressure of outside business which leaves him insufficient time for his duties. Brevet First Lieutenant J. R. Cree of Company D, First infantry, Paola has also resigned, because of lack of time from his business to attend to the duties of the guard. The officers of the Second Infantry will elect successors to Major Welling ton and Lieutenant Wellington at the time of the state rifle competition at Ft. Riley on July 8. The state rifle competition -will be gin July 8 and continue a week. There will be about 125 marksmen in at tendance, all of whom have won high rank in the company competitions of the Kansas National Guard. Besides that there will be 75 markers, scorers. cooks, and camp attendants, making about 200 people who will go into camp during the rifle competition. The eighteen men getting the highest score in this competition will attend the na tional competition to be held this year in Illinois. Ten-Year-Old Elmer Butler Shot. Elmer Butler, a 10-year-old boy from Formosa, Kan., is as Christ's hospital suffering rrom a gunshot wound in the abdomen, accidentally inflicted a few days ago by his brother. Though the bullet which was fired from a .22 rifle punctured his intestines In a dozen places, the physicians in charge of the case expect him to recover unless com plications not expected should ensue. fatal shove, Pray learn it woman's love to return It, . COBURN CALLS IT A JOKE Doesn't Think Secretary After Him. Wilson is F. D. Coburn, secretary of the state board of agriculture, said today In dis cussing the report from Washington that Secretary James Wilson of the United States department of agricul ture is trying to pick some haws in Coburn s work: "I take it that some of the Washing ton newspaper boys are trying to have fun with Mr. Wilson and myself. They are filling up a little dull day space. The reporters who are writing these reports are friends of mine, . and I have no doubt are also friends of Mr. Wilson, and they simply like to put Mr. Wilson and myself in battie array, for the amusement of the public. "It seems that somebody has been making it appear that 1 want Mr. wil son's job. I have told some of Mr. Wilson's friends to assure him that such is not the case. I do not want Mr. Wilson's place, and I hope that he will hold it as long as he possesses the physical strength to do the work. j have always considered Mr. Wilson our great secretary, aaa rresiucni ivxu-xvu-ley did no more sagacious act than when he appointed Mr. Wilson to his cabinet. "Of course there are some things upon which Mr. Wilson and I have disagreed. Mr. Wilson made some statements about Kansas, which I be lieved to incorrect, and it seemed to me proper that a denial of these state ments should come from this desk which I occupy. There was noth lng personal about it; I was simply doing my duty by the state. No one can excel me in honoring our great secretary of the United States depart ment of agriculture, but he and I each have the right to our own point of view. He, from his exalted station, takes a broader view of the whole country, while I am closer in touch with Kansas affairs." HOWKNISLER GOT AWAY. Was Driven to Perry by. "Peg Leg," Hackman. While Sheriff Wilkerson was working today on the latest murder that has occurred within a week near the three bridges, he got onto the fact that Rob ert Knisler, who is badly wanted by both the police and the county auth orities, had made his getaway from town. Knisler's joint at No. 114 Norris street, was raided by the police on Thursday night. They had a warrant for Knisler's arrest. The warrant was read to him by Policeman Walker and ld goods xmsler made his escape ?hl.m,eh rPar doo. t t shenric ,' muntv attnrnev. peevred the issuance of a warrant for R-nlsler's arrest on Saturday on a felony charge tint he had resisted ar rest by an officer. Knisler could not be found cn Saturday night or Sun day. - -. - J. A. Quaney, who has a livery barn in North Topeka, told the sheriff this morning that the hackman known as "Peg Leg" and John Wagner, another hackman, had hired a single rig from his barn at 4 o'clock this morning. "Peg Lea" said he wanted it to take a fare out on West Tenth street. Quaney heard by phone this morning frorrKa liveryman name Strange in Perry, 17 miles east of here, that his rig with Pear Leg was fhere: Inasmuch as John Wagner has admitted driving over to North Topeka . with Van Horn and Morkinson on the morning the lat ter was murdered, the sheriff rightly thought that this hiring of a rig by them was a suspicious circumstance to say the least. Sheriff Wilkerson got Strange on the telephone and the Perry liveryman said that "Peg Leg" drove into town there with another man who boarded the Union Pacific plug for Kansas City. "Peg Leg" told Strange that this man was Bob Knisler. Sheriff Wilkerson told Starnge, who is a constable, to plaes "Peg Leg" under arrest and drive him to town and he is expected some time this afternoon. The sheriff . is convinced that Knisler made his escape in this fashion and he wired some de tectives in Kansas City to pick him up if possible. Quaney says he intends to prosecute "Peg Leg"- for getting the horse under false preterses, as he would not have hired the animal out had he known that it was to be driven a long ais tance. TO OPEN IN MISSOURI. Taft Plans to Speak on Politics In Joplin August 11. Washington, June 24. On his way to address the Oklahoma Republican state convention, at Tulsa, in August, Secre tary Taft probably will speak also at Joplin, Mo. If he concludes, as now seems probable, to make the Joplin speech, it will be a political address de voted to live topics. Much pressure has been brought to bear on the secretary to induce him to make a political' speech In Missouri and he has tentatively consented to do so. The probable date of the Joplin speech is August 11. ALL LOST BUT TWO. Steamer Santiago Wrecked in a Heavy ' Squall on the Pacific Santiago, Chile, June 24. The Pacific Steam Navigation company's coasting steamer, Santiago, a vessel trading be tween Panama and the south coast of South America, has been wrecked in a heavy so.ut.ll, 50 miles north of Corral. One passenger and - one officer are known to have been saved. The re mainder of the passengers and crew e.re reported to have perished. RITCHIE GETS HIM FIRST. Paving Contractor Will Have Work Checked Up On Own Account. Paving contractor. John Ritchie, who had most of the paving contracts of last year and the year previous, in connection with which F. G. Drenning, city attorney, states that the city has paid for more paving than it received, scored a scoop an the city this morn ing. Ritchie engaged the services of George H. Griggs, formerly paving in spector, to check up the amount of paving done by him and started on the work this morning. The city had expected to retain Griggs but Ritchie got to him first. W. A. Harshbarger, professor of math ematics at Washburn, will do the checking up for the city and will com- mence tomorrow. Clay street from I Tenth avenue south to Central park I will be the first street to have the i yardage checked. ' I rnvray LITTLE The smart effect of this little dress They are short and graceful and extend prettily over the shoulder. The waist is cut out at the neck both front and back and has a slight blouse in front. A guimpe can be worn. If desired. The neck and sleeves are finished with embroidery. The skirt is plaited, having a box plait in front and back ward turning plaits all the way around to the back, where they meet. The skirt is joined to the body by a belt of embroidery. . THE SANTA FE'S REPLY. Submits a Report of the Work Done in . Promoting Industries. Chicago, June 24. Officials of the Atchison, Topeka Santa Fe road have presented to the United States district attorney, Mr. Sims, a report of all the work dene by that company in the industrial line the last three years. The statement was given for the pur pose of showing the government of ficers, what the railroad had done and is doing to foster the location of in dustries along Its lines and in build ing up unproductive-' territory. The report, it is hoped,- will have some effect on the -threatened indict ments against the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe for giving'the United States Sugar and Land company a bonus, of $85;000 to locate million-dollar sugar beet plant in-Garden City, Kan. The report which the Atchison, To peka & Santa Fe gave to the district attorney states that in the year ended December 31, 1906, the company lo cated 166 new industries in the west. Nearly 50 per cent of the capitaliza tion Involved went into Kansas. The total capital invested by these new in dustries is 15 million dollars and they employ 55,000 men and women. TREASURER TO KEEP THEM. Judge Pollock Decides About the Illi- " nois Life Securities. The $579,123.00 In securities of the Illi nois Life Insurance company, which were placed on deposit with the state treasurer as a form of protection for its Kansas policy holders will remain within the state and in the hands of the state treasurer, decides Judge John C. Pollock. The securities in ' the form of bonds and mortgages were placed with the state treasurer by the Illinois Life at the time that that company purchased the assets of the Kansas Mutual Life Insurance company and with it the pol icies held by the Kansas company of the insured living within the state. The value of these securities at that time was $552,824, but with elapse of years there has been a natural Incre ment to these holdings. No effort was made by the Illinois to remove the securities until the assessors reported them on the tax roll for taxa tion purposes. Suit was then instituted against T. T. Kelly, then state treasurer and C. H. Lullng, superintendent of in surance, to compel them to turn over the securities to the Insurance com pany. The securities being wifliin Shawnee county were naturally assessed by the assessors of this county. Finally the county commissioners agreed to a com promise by not assessing the securities to exceed a value of $60,000 if they were not removed from the confines of the state. The case was argued before Judge Pollock this last May. STARES AND LISTENS. Society Attends a Murder Trial In Force at Brussels. , Brussels. June 24. The trial of Carl P. Waddington, the. son of Senor-Luis Waddingt n, former charge i'affairs of Chili at Brussels on the charge of mur dering Sencr Balmaceda, secretary of the legation February 24, last, opened this morning. The court was crowded with soci3ty people and diplomats. Balmiceda was ergaged to be mar ried to the daughter of Senor Wad dington. A few days before the trag edy he called upon Mrs. Waddington and announced his decision to with draw from the rr arrlage. Ho admitted, it is charged, that he had behaved Im properly towards Miss Waddington; but accused the young woman of having mishaved before he met her. Later young Cirlos Vaddlngton drove to the home oft Balmaceda, who was his per sonal friend and after a quarred shot and killed him. The contention of the Balmaceda family is that the Waddlngtons had tried to force the -marriage upon the young secretary of legation and that upon his refusal to marry they re solved to get rid" of him. The Waddlngtons. submit as justin- cation for Carlos' act that Balmaceda had refused to redress the wrongs he had done Miss Waddington. iWW WSTiw r-nse GIRL'S DRESS. is produced by the "Mikado" sleeves. Tins IS A HOT DAY. Real Summer Weather Appears to Be Here Again. At 7 o'clock this morning the mer cury stood at 76 as it did until 10 o'clock following a night of muggy, sleep destroying temperatures mixed with gales and electric storms, and threatened precipitation which, how ever, failed to visit this particular sec tion of the state though numerous showers fell over the state. . The sun has been shining most of the morning, though great white blotches of clouds break the blueness of the sky in every direction. The temperature has been climbing stead ily all day and though there is a cool wind blowing from the south at the rate of 12 miles an hour, an electric fan Is as inviting as cn a midsummer day. There is a likelihood that differ ent sections of the state will be visited with thunder-.showers during tonight and Tuesday and that there will be a perceptible drop in the mercury. The temperatures for today were: 7 o'clock 76J11 o'clock 82 8 o'clock 7612 o'clock . . 85 9 o clock ..... 76 1 o'clock .....86 10 o'clock . .... 79 2 o'clock 87 UNDER ONE MANAGER. Western and Topeka ''Woolen Make Change. C Mills The interests in the Western Woolen Mill, formerly owned by Thomas Page, have been purchased by W. T. Crosby and E. H. Crosby of Crosby brothers and J. B. McAfee ahd Oscar Neil, the latter two at present interested in the Topeka Woolen Mill. Mr. McAfee will manage both of the plants, the pres ent manager J. N. Morton resigning to go east, 'rue western Woolen Mill was capitalized at $100,000. Both of the mills have had a pros perous business and following the merger will be enabled to handle even a larger volume. LOCAL MENTION. H. J. Bone, ' United States district attorney, who has been detailed by the government on special work in Colorado in onnection with running down mining frauds and fakes, will leave this evening for Denver to look over matters in connection with sev eral suits of this nature. The sanitary police have a griev ance against the . regu ar police de partment for having pigeonholed a warrant for the arrest of F. P. LInd say. Lindsay runs the American steam laundry and a pile of ashes wore stacked up in the rear of the laundry building. Sanitary "policeman toyno naa tne warrant issued. Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Weese of 1200 Monroe street are the parents of a gin. , - There will be an ice cream and cake socla.1 given at Prairie Home church, North Topika, Wednesday evenins:. June 26; proceeds of which will be for benefit of Sunday school. Everyone coraiauy inviieo. . .. DEATHS AND FUNERALS. - The funeral of Louis M. Fitzgerald was held at the Westminster Presby terian cnurcn mis arternoon at 4 o'clock, the interment taking place in Foster cemetery, Mr. Fitzgerald died Saturday at h!s home in Manhattan, where he has resided since leaving To peka about a year ago. ' The five-weeks-old infant son of Mr. and Mrs. John Wlmmer, 517 Jefferson street, died Saturday of stomach trou ble and the funeral was held from the pome of the parents Sunday afternoon. The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Donna of 114 North Chandler 6treet died Sunday morning of summer complaint and the funeral was held at St. Joseph's church this morning at 8 o'clock. 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We can not say too much about these white goods made of fine yarn9, evenly woven and beautifully finished. They have the washing and wearing qualities that belong to the "best makes the only kind we sell. Use our Long Cloths and Nainsooks at 10c yard 12 Kc yard 15c yard, or $1.13 12-yd. bolt $1.39 12-yd. bolt $1.65 12-yd. bolt Ask for Free Sample Box of V ' LA-MENTHO" The, Great Healing Salve For Colds, Cuts, Burns, Bruise3, Sunburn, Tan, Chafing, Prickly Heat, Insect Bites, Etc. ..a.4..t----'I't l--4"'"l"l--r-l--I'l''t-l I I I I SUES FOR BIG PROFITS. Missouri Man Wants Ten Thousand lor Western Kansas Commissions. A suit Involving the big advance in the price of western Kansas land was filed today in the United States circuit court. It also involves the methods followed In settling up western Kansas. George A. Davis, of Missouri, seeks to recover from Louis C. Ahlborn $10,160, a part of which was alleged profits lost as. the result of a failure to put through a land deal in Greeley county, Kansas, in which 2240 acres is it claimed was owned by Ahlborn and to be sold to Davis. The contract for the sale is alleged to" have been made on May 4, 1906, the price fixed being J9.210. Of this amount it is stated $1,000 was to be in cash and the remainder was to be payable by the flrst of March, 1907. Davis claims he paid down $750 and that later Ahl born repudiated the contract to sell. He seeks to recover $8,710 s increase in the price of land which he lost by rea son of the repudiation, $700 In expenses in showing prospective customers tracts and $750, the amount paid down on the purchase, which it Is claimed has not been returned. A Study In Aitronomr, When the dipper holds water It's a sn re sign of a shower. VXJ lWJ AN TAKE A "Jr i WATER . DM J J ONE ;tm-mRM-BPiWHm)m.tMjmiimimmvmm 1 mm i-nmi i u Incorporated 1907 M CROSBY CO. a few figured. These !48c 7oo Special, per yd, i i TOO LATE TO CLASSIFY. If uwanta fair satin skin apply Satin skin cream and Satin skin face powdcr.Bc. New York Money Market. New York, June 24. MONEY Money on call steady, 33tt, ruling rate 3i. cloning bid 3 and offered at 314 per cent. Time loans extremely dull. Sixty days, iy, per cent; 90 days. 44ft4 rer cent: 6 months. 5H per cent. CLOSE:. Prime mercantile paper B'3S per cent; sterling exchange dull with ac--tual business in bankers' bills at $4.874? 4.S730 for demand and at $4.K395fT4.R4 for 60 day bills; posted rates. 4.S4H and $4.SS; commereinl bills. $4.S4i. SILVER Bar silver, 67?fce; Mexican dol lars. 52c. BONDS Government bonds steady. Cotton Market. Galveston, Tex., June 24. COTTON Steady. 12c, iew xotk, june z. turiu. mes to day. S.W0 bales. Spot cotton closed firm. Middling uplands, $13.00; middling gull', $13.25. "There's the strangest man I ever met. I asked him to let me have some mono and he wouldn't." "I don't see anthlng very Rtranpo about that." "No, but he didn't claim that he wa4 hard up himself." Chicago Record-Herald. "Bodkin says he has discovered a new asthma cure. "He ought to experiment with it on some of those wheezy old Joker of his." Cleveland Plain Dealer. g-