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THE TOPEKA DAILY STATEJOTOlTAIr-IlOTOAY EVEin&Gr, JtTLif S, 1907.
1 PR RAYMOND TEAL'S MUSICAL COMEDY CO. At Vinewood Park Every Night This Week On account of sickness of one of the actors who were to have put on the free exhibition at Vinewood Park this week the engagement could not be kept. The Park man agement in order not to disappoint their patrons have bought outright RAYMOND TEAL'S MUSICAL COMEDY COMPANY which was to have played at prices of 15c and 25c and the plays will be given abso lutely FREE for the balance of the week. "TOO RICH TO MARRY" THE BILL FOR TONIGHT BaaaeBnaanMHBMoaBnni CITY GOT TOO MUCH. People on Clay Street Want Nine Hun dred Dollars Returned. The city is going to be (served with an injunction by property owners liv ing on Clay street between Twelfth and Thirteenth streets unless it repays SS91.94, special improvement tax as sessed against property for paving. After making charges against con tractors and others of overcharges on public works the city itseif is going to be caught in an overt act of the same character. In paving Clay sitreet between Twelfth and Thirteenth streets the original plans and specifications called for a width of forty feet. Provision toad been made for one track of street railway as was already in. Later the street railway company - decided -r-o double track their right of way for the two blocks. This was done. The street railway company of course pays for all of the paving be tween its tracks and for a few inches on either side of its right of way. This work is done under private contract and the cost of the paving naturally does not fall upon the property own ers, reducing proportionately, the amount of the paving cost of the forty foot street. In arriving at the cost of the assessment against the abutting property the city figured on but one track and the first installment of spec ial Improvement tax was paid on this basis. The property owners were really paying for pavement that they did not get. Nobody paid any attention to this condition until the property own ers got mad and threatened injunction proceedings. In addition to this they refuse to pay the taxes this year unless the city council takes Immediate steps towards straightening out the muddle. The paving has all been paid for. The street railway company paid its pro portion to the contractor, so that the city is getting paid for a strip of pav ing that the street railway company has already settled for. This makes two payments for the same amount of paving, the width of a street railway track and two blocks long. The over charge amounts to $671 for the block between Huntoon and Thirteenth streets and $230.94 for the block be tween Huntoon and Twelfth streets, the latter block had a portion of a double track, consisting of -a turn out, before the paving was petitioned so the proper provision was made for this. . The council will have its atten tion called to the situation this even ing and Instructions will be asked for looking to either a refund of the ex cess taxes to the property owners or an allowance equivalent to the excess on the payments to be made In the future. VINEWOOD THEATER FREE. No Admission Will Be Charged This Meek. Manager F. O. Kelly of Vinewood park has received word from the Steiner trio who were to have been the free attraction at the park this week that they would be compelled to cancel their date on account of the serious illness of one of the members. The notice came too late to secure an other attraction and rather than dis appoint the patrons of Vinewood. the management decided to purchase the Raymond Teals Musical Comedy com pany for the week and make the ad mission to the theater free. The Teals company had signed an engagement contract for two weeks at the park theater but an admission charge of 15 and 25 cents was to be made. On account of the failure of the free attraction to arrive and the impossibility of securing another In time, Mr. Kelly will stand the addi tional expense and the entertainment for this week will be free at the thea ter. There will be numerous changes in the bill and the company is said to be an excellent one. W. C. I load. Sanitary Engineer Here. W. C. Hoad of Lawrence, the newly elected sanitary engineer of the state board of health. Is in Topeka today, consulting with Dr. S. J. Crumbine, secretary of the board.' about the loca tion of the new sewer and water sys tems at Winfield and ElDorado. "Win field has just let the contract for a city sewer system," said Mr. Hoad. "and their plans seem to be very well made. They will have a good system. They have not yet decided what will ba done about the disposition of the sewage. It - may . be disposed of tbrough a septic tank." FINAL DIVIDEND COMING First National Creditors Will Get More Money August 1. The last and final dividend of the First National bank will probably be paid by August 1. Negotiations which have been pending for the disposal of $300,000 worth of as sets of the First National "and which have been held up awaiting the clearing up of some of the titles to the property are now under way with expectations that everything will be closed up this month. This will mean the conclusion of the receivership of the First National which has been in charge of the affairs of the defunct banking institution since July of 1905. The receivership will have lasted just about two years. The- Assets-i; Realization company of L-nicago nas Deen endeavoring to close a aeai witn james T. Bradley, receiver for the purchase of the assets of the First National but now new parties nave come into the field makln it an uncertainty as to who will secure the assets. Nothing will be given out as to the identity of the parties though it is stated that no local persons are interest ed. For six months the receiver has Deen trying to get the titles to the var ious properties still held by the bank straightened out. Most of these consist ed of faulty descriptions of Illinois farm ing lands. All this has been cleared away either by court decisions or instruments sign ed by Mrs. C. J. Devlin and the receiver is now able to make a transfer of the holdings. "I expect that we will reach an under standing before the end of the month," paid Mr. Bradley. "Things look like that now and when those negotiations are closed we will wind up the affairs of the bank." HER IUSBAXD IS JEALOVS. So Mrs. J. E. Foote Wants Matrimonial Bonds Severed. Less than two years of married life peems to have been quite sufficient for Mr. and Mrs. Julian E. Foote. who live at .o. 1604 Polk street. Thev were married on October 9, 1905, and Mrs. Foote filed a petition today with the cleric or the district court for an ahto lute divorce. She alleges that her hus band has been guilty of extreme cruelty towards her. This "cruelty" has taken the form of accusations by him that she has been too friendly with other men: that he has cursed her on many and divers oc casions and also threatened her with bodily injury. Mrs. Foote states In her petition that her husband has frequent ly left his work and come home dur'ng all hours of the day for the purpose, according to his own statements, of finding her in the company of o'her men whose names she does not care to disclose. His efforts in this line h-.ve been fruitless, but Mrs. Foote is so chagrined and abused by these false FUSplcions of her husband that she de clares it is impossible for her to live with him any longer and so she ssks for the divorce. SIGNING THE PETITIONS. Over Two Hundred People Ask for Commission Plan. One petition which Is being circu lated asking for a special election on the commission plan of government has over 200 names or more than twenty-five per cent of the necessary number of names required under the law. before a petition can be favorably acted upon. The petition has only been circulated about five days and four other petitions are being handed about in the city, so that all the names necessary can be easily secured with in the next two weeks. No meeting of the City club which Is backing the campaign for a commission will prob ably be held prior to September, at which time an active start will be made towards making votes for the new form of municipal government. Card of Thnnks. We wish to express our sincere thanks to the friends and neighbors who so kindly assisted us in the sick ness and death of our darling little Thelma. Thanking Rev. Mallory for the comforting words he spoke, also for the beautiful floral offerings MR. AND MRS. WILLIS WEBB. SCHMITZ GETS HIS San Francisco Mayor Sentenced to Fite "Tears Term In the California Penitentiary at San Quentin. SHOUTS OF APPROVAL From the Spectators Greet the Action of the Court. Judge Dnnne and the Mayor's Party in a Quarrel. San Francisco, Cal., July 8. Mayor Schmita was sentenced today for five years. When sentence was pro nounced there was a remarkable out burst of applause from the hundreds who crowded Judge Dunne's court room. Judge Dunne sentenced Mayor Schmitz to imprisonment in San Quentin Denitentiary. Sentence ioi lowed the recent conviction of Schmitz for extorting $1,175 from Frencn restaurant keepers of San Tancico. As the last words of the sentence fell from the judge's lips the great crowd that had stood throughout the dramatic scene sejit up a tremendous "Good for you," shouted a man in the back of the room. His ejaculation was re-echoed by one after another of the spectators. Several threw their hats into the air. Others scrambled upon chairs to look over the shoulders of the crowd. The greatest confusion prevailed. Attorney Fairall of the defense. raising his voice above the din, called out to Judse Dunne: "Your honor, this cheering is a verv unseemly occurrence." wen. retortea j unite uunee. wiin spirit, "If we had a sheriff worthy of the name it would nave Deen stopped instantly." Sheriff Thomas O'Neill was standing inside the rail. He turned - to- the court and protested: - "Nobodv could have stopped that. your nonor. ... , Special Agent Burns of the prosecu tin iAri o numhpr tf hAlliffa and paid Clear the court room, clear me ccuri But only a few of the curious, and apparently delight-id men obeyed the Klinrr- nrdpr. Rom- cf thm ware Itns- tlc-c unceremoniously on into-the hail- v.iy.'. ADOUl 1W otiiers rjil .urn vim ., iQ..a nHmit t Vi riiiin table aimirit jat rilrtAtinsr a state ment to the newspaper men. The dra matic atmospnere was ireisuu-m-'i v THTT o: newspaper jiiuiiJtui'u.' -niAcA rttiViMirht nfter llashlizht till the court room was so flllod with smoke that It grew stinin. I'noaralleled Scenes. rri.A eonf Anoint nf tha mnvicted mavof was In one respect without a parallel In tne criminal aniwta o n: a i c.v. Half a dozen times Judge Dunns was t-.-w w Rfhmitz who oroteeted in strong words against "the delivery of a lecture insieaa oi me ,r,t nt iiirtffment. He accused the court of unnecessarily humiliating him and giving opportunity for other bu- (Ttin, Kv tVi o TfnnrtiriB of his I'C- Illtiiaiiuu - - " marks in the press. Once replying to .v.. TnHst Dunne said: "Such brazen effrontery, wae probably no more than should be expected, an-', it was the auty oi me raui i i .i a oTiftihpr time Attorney I'll L 1 ' 1 - - Metson of the defense interposed a v.g- orous objection in support ui ma un-'u, "to the court's lecture." , Judge Dunne's reply was that Mr. Metson Instead of interrupting the p-o-ceedings ought to be beginning a day in court to answer the charge that he had attempted to tamper with the Jury which convicted Schmitz. Metson, re straining himself, calmly answored with the same spirit, saying that he arnu.-r anv charee that WHS I rtxil J w " " " , was made against him. Jude Dv.nue warned Metson mai kuuiuci tion would provoke a Jail sentence for '"wlienJudge Dunne, having disposed of some matters preliminary to the trial of other bribery-graft cases, call ed from the calendar: "The People versus Eugene E. Schmitz," Distr ct Attorney Langdon and Attorney Fair all answered in unison "ready. Judge Dunne inquired of Mr. Lang don whether it was his present inten tion to proceed with the trial of the other four extortion cases against .-, i. tii district attorney replied that there were so many other graft cases on the caienaar umi able to say at this time whether the four extortion cases would be Pressed or not "But," he concluded, the prosecution has no objection to the passing of sentence at this time. "Smith. Stand Vp." "Under ordinary circumstances," said Judge Dunne, "where a defendant has been Indicted on a number of ac cusations and only one of them has been tried, the ether remaining open for trial I think it would be very poor practice to pronounce Judgment upon the first conviction. But if the dis trict attorney has, as he says, no ob jection to the Imposition of Judgment at this time. I shall, of course, pass sentence. Eugene E. Smith, stand ui- i Kiaoir.hoordpd Drisoner arose at the counsel table. His face was the color of ivory. His lips were pressed tightly together. He bent his eyes in a piercing glance on the Judge and never once during the dramatic -., th.t fniinuprl did he drop them. His shoulders were thrown well back and he held nis neaa nign. "Eugene E. Schmitz," said Judge t-. o . ru-lflnr the facts of his trial a'nd conviction, "have you any cause to snow wny juusmcui not be passed ?" "We have," responded Attorney Fairall. and as he arose to move for a new trial the mayor sat down. Mr. Fairall reaa Dnei.y six grounas upon which a ne wtrial should be granted. The motion was promptly denied, arter. uisirici Auuniey don had replied, and after a word of i i V. finnrt that r tha at'M inquiiy iium wT3 . . ...... ... j of the prosecution the grounds urged were wnoiy insumi.-i;in. "The court does not deem that . . A tH nnv m.Ht in t)A mntlnn therefore it "is denied," said Judge and moved for an arrest of Judgment enumerating the grounds.- This mo tion wao also oeniea. ine court men sked if the defense had any other cause to show. "No other." was the reply. -Titrir Dunne, turning to Schmitz. who had again risen, said: . the court has but very little comment moI..' T. an WA ..M that th vfH14 of the Jury la this case has a deeper sig nificance than ordinartly'attaches to the finding of guilt. It is a message to all the people . in San Francisco that law and order are supreme: that no man. however exalted his station or " how Strong and powerful the political, social and financial influences which surround him is above the law. Eugene E. Schmitz you have heretofore occupied tne nignest omce wnich the, city of San Francisco can confer on one of its citi zens. You were elevated to that position because or tne confidence and trust re posed in you by the mass of the "I am here," interrupted Schmitz in voice, though quiet and controlled, that carried to the far corners of the room, "to receive sentence at your hands and not to be humiliated by a lecture which the newspapers can repeat In print." At this there was a buzz of excitement and a shuffling of feet on the bare floor and an eager press forward by the crowd that was separated from the counsel ta bles by a row of occupied chairs. Be yond pausing Judge Dunn paid no at tention to the interuption. - "You were elevated to that position, I say, because of the confidence and trust imposed in you ." ' Attorney Metson Interposed: "We are here to take sentence," he said, "not to be lectured. We ." LEWIS IS INDICTED. Head of People's Vnited States Bank . Chargred With Fraud. St. Louis, Mo., July 8. Seven indict ments have been returned by the federal grand jury against Edward G. Lewis, president of the People's United States bank, charging fraud. The indictments were returned Saturday, but the fact was not made public until today. In one indictment Lewis and Francis : V. Putnam, cashier or - the bank, - are charged with using the mails in further ance of a scheme to defraud the bank's stockholders. 'i : Another indictment is against Lewis, Frank J. Cabot and William-' M. Miller, charging conspiracy to defraud the gov ernment on postage rates in mailing of the publication issued by Lewis.. The other indictments stand against Lewis alone charging him with a scheme to defraud through the people's United States bank. All the defendants gave bond today. " HAS NO MORE TO SAY. Standard Oil Company Is Ready for . Sentence of .the Court. Chicago. July 8. The attorneys for the Standard Oil company today de clined to submit any further evidence in the investigation held on Saturday by Judge Landls in the United States district court. Judge Landis then an nounced that sentence would be passed on the Standard Oil company of In dlana. which was convicted of using illegal railroad rates on August 3. HOTTEST DAY OF THE SEASON. Mercury Passed Former High Mark a Few Minutes Before 2 O'clock.- - The local weather record for high temperatures - for the season was smashed a few moihents before two o'clock today, when ' the1 mercury reached 94.5though.,aclo,ud crossing between the sun ana trie earth 're duced the temperature io even .,'.94 when the record waa taken at two o'clock. Everything, indicates that the mercury will continue to soar for another hour or so and if such should prove to be the. case the record will be badly shattered.. Last night was warm but not as un comfortable as others have been this season as a cooling breeze sprang up shortly after sundown which - lowered the temperature somewhat. At ten o'clock this morning the mercury reg istered 85 which haa not occurred be fore this season, as this point was al ways reserved for .-. th afternoon record. When the mrcury reaches a point when the baking and boiling process seems inevitable Weatherman Jen nings promises something better, and he has not broken the rule in this in stance but predicts local showers for tonight and a lower temperature In the eastern section of he state. He will hare no opposition from this part of the world and the average bit of sweltering humanity wishes him well in his guess. There is a IS mile an hour wind blowing but its effect is lost in the superheated amosphere. The following is the score by innings for the past eight rounds: 7 o'clock 7BH1 o'clock. ..... 88 8 o'clock. .... .79112 o'clock. .... .90 9 o'clock 821 1 o'clock ...... 92 10 o'clock S5 2 o'clock. .... .94 MEAD MEANS BUSINESS. Belolt Man Will Enter the Race for congress. - While in Topeka Saturday, A. C. Mead of Beloit confirmed the former un official announcements of his candidacy for the congressional nomination in the Sixth district. Mr. Mead" has been in the race for a number of weeks. 'Yes. I'm a candidate for the Republi can nomination," said, Mr. Mead, "and have been sending out letters and get ting things started for some weeks. I believe in starting my campaign at home instead of in Topeka. As to the primary proposition, I am not particular whether they have one or not." Mr Mead was accompanied to Topeka by Capt. W. H. Mitchell, and it is ex pected that the two Belolt men are not very anxious to have the primary plan adopted for the Sixth- district congres sional fight. HOMER 1IOCH IS HERE. Takes His Place as His Father's Pri vate Secretary. Homer Hoch of Marion arrived in Topeka today, and hung up his hat for the first time in me governors oi flce. where he will be from this time rorth as the private secretary to his father, the governor of the Btate. Ferd Funk of Marion. -who was ap- Dointed by. Governor Hoch to the po sition of executive - clerk, the place vacated by John Smith, now secretary of the state tax commission, also ar rived today, and Is being Inaugurated into office by -Mr. Smith, his predeces sor. - Three Crushed Vnder an Engine. ' naHtiH.llo Til Titlv a Onrno ln rails derailed and ditched a switch en gine two miles north of Herrin on the Burlington road early today, killing Trunin s TTnrd and Trainman T on-ia Warne and Thomas Hutton. The en gine rolled down an embankment and the three men were caught under it and crushed to death.. Cotton Market. Raliroirton. Tel.. July 8. COTTON Market steady, 1314c WAS IT A CLUB. Mohawk Organization Question ed by County Attorney. Tries t Prove That It Was for Drinking Only, t RIGHT ! OF PROPERTY. Purpose to -Find Out if It Is Contraband. Several Witnesses . Tell What "They Saw." Testimony was given- toda'v hefcre Judge Dana in the district court in iue case brought by the state against Thomas Mooney as to the rights to the property taken by J. M. Wilkerson. tha sheriff, in the raid on the Mohawk lub rooms at No. Ill East Third street in March last. . Mooney and . a helper. feamuel van . Horn, were arrested -n this raid and charged with sellinr li quor in violation of the terms of the prohibitory; law. Their trial on this charge occurred In April and the jury failed to reach, an agreement on a ver dict so the charge is. still against them and in all likelihood they will be tried again at the September term of -he court. It is i the contention - of the county authorities that the Mohowk club was in reality- a drinking resort conducted by Tom Mooney and in his interests alone. ' When the raid was made Sheriff Wilkerson seized a number of tables and chalia in the rooms as well as some ice boxes, a Quantity of liauor and beer an a few other appurtenances generally used In a place where intoxicating- li quors are dispensed. Under the prohibi tory law all property used in tne its Densation of liauor unlawfully is sub ject to seizure and destruction by. the sheriff and the case which was up be fore Judge Liana today was as to whether or npt the property In ques tion had been used for the purpose of trafficking in liquor in contravention to the crohibitorv law and thereby sub jected to destruction at the hands of the sheriff. H. . H. Andls. a- grocer. Michael Heery, Jacob Kline, and N. H. Wolf, were called by Otis Hungate, attorney f&r Mooney. to give testimony as to the ownership of the property that had been seized. Each of them testinea along the line that the Mohawk club was a bona fide social organization, to the rooms of which none other than members were admitted and they in sisted that the property which had been seized belonged to the members Of the club. Mr. Andls expressed the opinion that he owned a one-two hun dredth Interest in the tables and chairs and other things which were seized be cause there were two hundred mem bers in the club, and this property had been bought by them. Under rigorous cross examination by Mr. Schenck, the county attorney, the witnesses admitted that the tables and chairs and other things seized In the raid had been used in the dispensation of liquors but they insisted that the Mohawk club was a "social" organiza tion and its rooms were used for other purposes" than that-of drinking. Mr. Heery owns the building where the. Mohawk club had its rooms and he testified that he rented these rooms to Mr. Mooney apd received the rent tor" them- from him. He under stood that Mr. M oon ey wa s acting for the club' in this matter?1 Each witness admitted to having seen" beer served at the tables and drank by men sitting in the chairs. In his efforts to substantiate the con tention that the Mohawk club was noth ing but a drinking resort run by Tom Mooney, Mr. Schenck spoke of an "un written law'? that has not developed be fore in criminal prosecutions. - He was questioning Mr. Andls- about what the tables and chairs were used for, and got admissions that people sat in the chairs and drank liquor which . was served on the tables. Mc , Andis said that the tables were also used for care; playing and Mr. Schenck then went on with a line of inquiry as to wnetner or not the card playing was for drinks. Mr. Andis sort of dodged questions along this line and Mr. Schenck asked: 'Is there not an unwritten law to the effect that the man who gets beat sets up the drinks?" "I never heard of that law," replied the witness. "I used to set up the drinks when I felt like it." For the state Mr. Schenck called J., w . Biggs, Sheriff Wilkerson, Sam Haynes and George ward as witnesses, .rar. TtifFe-H was the star witness at the orig inal trial of Tom Mooney and gave testi mony similar to tnat given Dy mm De fore to the effect that the Mohawk club omg a. drlnkine resort run by Tom Mooney. Mr. Wilkerson and his deputies Mr Haynes and Mr. Ward, were not examined, it being agreed by the law yers for the defense that the testimony given by them at the trial of Mooney is to their seizure or ine prupeny m ques tion should be admitted as testimony in this case. Mr. Schenck and Mr. Hungate agreed to submit the case to the court without argument and Judge, Dana took the matter under advisement and reserved his decision. THE METER WAS ALL RIGHT. Mrs. W. .1. Dixon Lost Her Bet That Machine Was Wrong. Mrs. W. J. Dixon of 18 13 Lincoln u. r, rat nnrsnn to secure a test under the new meter inspection or dinance, lost her one dollar. The meter, upon examination, was found resister correcuiy. v t .n Anmnlninpd that her wa- juta. . a ... . ----, ter bill for the past three months had i Ahra it amounted to 87.45. UCCil cv.twi ' Mrs. Dixon has a lawn with a frontage of 100 feet ana me uinuiM u partment did not consider the bill as incorrect or excessive In view of this , . n , n;vnn Virtwvp-r. helieved lacu - . otherwis-J and ordered the meter test- ed. putting up the requlrea iee or one liar which la forfeited if tha meter proven to read correctly. dol is President of Miners Union Killed. v lia i tan u"5i . ' H rf Reynolds, president of the Coal Min ers union at Mont iaKe, -jenn., was shot yesterday by W. H. Bellows, labor agent of the Mont Lake Coal company and died this morning. The Mont Lake mine is run upon the open shop principle. ' ' ; We desire to express our heartfelt thanks to the many friends who so kindly assisted t- during the illness and death of our beloved daughter and sister Carrie. Also for the many beautiful floral offerings. MR. AND MRS. J. E. COPE -"AND FAMILY," T" . - MILLS' STORE NEWS Monday, June 8, 'ipbf. Act on These Bargain Hints at Once Don't expect assortments to remain complete if yxm delay your coming several days. You will re quire a certain size in a suit, or skirt and you would like the best choosing in the wash goods. " Come to morrow morning and you'll find just what you want. Dressy White Suits $5.00 , (Second Floor) :.Made .from good quality white linene 6hort, loose jacket , has two rows of lace insertion, good quality cluny set in all around,- back and front, edges finished with narrow lace to match. Two square medallions in front, cluster of three in back. ' Slashed Japanese sleeve9, trimmed with lace and in sertion. Skirt pleated in clusters at sides, with three bias bands of the insertion set in at head of pleats. Add to all this the shapely cut, the distinctive style that belongs higher up in the price scale and you have the most surprising value yet discovered in a suit to Bell for $5.00. Neat Wash Skirts, 98c ( Base.tent ) You'll be well pleased with the style of these skirts, and glad to get one to wear with shirt waists. Made from good quality cotton skirt cloth, white ground with small hair line checks of black, box pleated front, inverted pleat at back three inch fold at foot turning upward at front gores, with pointed ends, button trimmed. This gives the skirt a very stylish finish. 58c Egyptian Batiste, 4 8-inch wide, 50c Beautifully fine, sheer material for dresses and waists. Fortunate . indeed for those who buy at 60c tomorrow that we have decided not to re-order on this particular number. ; Otherwise it would be the last in the line to be reduced in price. x 10 c Sheer Wash Goods, 8lc An assortment of good colorings and very neat designs in various thin fabrics. Odd pieces and part pieces gleaned here and there throughout the stock all classed together for tomorrow's quick selling at 8Kc a yard. This will help you to make up several additional frocks, house dresses or Kimonas at small GEN. HUDSON'S WILL. tiled Today Entire Estate Left to His Widow. Tt.A .m t9 tha IclIa r.pnpral J. IC Hudson was filed for probate this afternoon wltn ti. . nayuen, juus the probate court. Dell Keiaer, a son-in-law of the deceased, filed the will and told Judge Hayden that he was unable to make any sort of an estimate .i. nr th put ate. either real or personal, which was .left by General Hudson. - - . . . . Under the terms of the will, which j T-t,.mhpr IS. 1905. and was witnessed by H. A. Young of Ver sailles, Mo., ana vv. y. Olathe, Kan., General Hudson If" his . .. . hi. widnw. with the entire raw": . , ,, exception of one hundred dollar be quests to each of his children Mary H. K.eizer, raui nuusuu a.. - H. Smith. , ... General Hudson s win is i - follow-s: - Blr. Kan.. 1, J. is., nuutuu. f , i fully realizing the uncertainty of life s tenure, do hereby make this my last will and testament. . , -l KonllAII T Tf mV J n ere Dy g vc: uw - beloved wifefMary W. Hudson, al my property, real, personal choses in action rights in law and it.. ,hivi T mav die seized, or possessed, or be in any manner en titled to, to be neia. rCl sold or otherwise disposed of by her . .tti. i,..t trr her own use andSne4"to theame extent, and with as full power ana r.Stv hv she had acquired such Property by " o-i with her own separate means, except as follows: The sum or one n"''Yi ' ItVii dollars each to our children Mary H. Kelzer. Paul Hudson and Anna J. H. Smith.' .t..,.- on an. T herebv maKe. con'.."" : , pointmraaid. KM this my iasi wni " ----- , is my "Press desire that "he be not required to give curity as such executrix. Witness my nuu " "' ISth day of December 1905 ( Signed) HE IS NOT A CROP KfLLKlt. Oscar K. t.yle of New York Says Kan- - war VI sas Corn IvOoks wm. Oscar K Lyle, of New Tork city, uscar j.. 3". uintvrt Ac STo? New York and Finley. Barrell A S- f Chicago; two of the prominent ockbonlnd Vain the country. to Republic, jeweii, - - - ... , countie for the purpose of inspecting advice, they will get on the bear side the marKet . morninr-tha? there 'Will be a eoW "i ZL i irT.ns. and the com a-long the VW;-om. J." H Kansas can have ne od soaking rain within the next ten day-. .TV1" b ""r..' V JZZZ nowever. th'a't I will spend ' a" month longer .n Kansas and Nebraska. -. So Successor for Ashbaugh. m, - i ntnatlnn nf S. S. Ashbaugh from the office of attorney for the state board of railroad com missioners was filed with Governor Hoch today by Mr. Ashbaugh steno grapher. Mr. Ashbaugh himself is in Washington, D. C. Governor Hoch said today: "I have not decided who .m vt - Ashbnueh's successor. It win II 1 . Y may be three or four days before I will be able to make any announce ment." y ' Tax Commission on Friday. It was announced today that , the new state tax commission will not meet as a state board of equalization on Wednesday, except for the purpose of adjourning over until Friday, ar which time theactual business of the board will begin. Returns have not vet been received from all counties in the state, and it will be Friday before the board can begin active operations. The Mills Co., Topeka cost. TOO LA TE TO L AS SI FY. WANTED Competent white girl for gen eral housework, good wages, no washing. 310 E. 5th st. On Friday there will be a number of county clerks present to ask the board for a reduction in the valuation of their respective counties. RAILROADS MUST 11EPOHT.- Oonuuissioners Won't Excuse Theiu During "Off Years." "It Is the policy of the present bjard of railroad commissioners to call for an annual report from each of the rail road companies in the state, and th.: blanks for the reports have already been ordered by the board." . This is the announcement mads to day by E. C. Shiner, secretary of the state board of railroad' commissioners. All of which indicates that the present board of railroad commissioners doa ' not propose to run into the- pitfall which caused so much criticism of the former board. The former board soupht to save itself and the railroads a lot of trouble and expense by omitting the railroad's annual report1 for the "iff" year when the legislature did not meet. LOCAL MENTION. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Fisher, S19 East Third street, are the parents of a baby boy, and the father is authority for the statement that the new arrival tips the beam at 11 pounds. Picture framing and mat cutting done right and cheap at Coe Bros.' Cut Art Co., 832 Kansas avenue. "Died of discouragement" would be a fltting epitaph for any burglar who tried to get your stuff if stored In the chrome steel vaults of the Prudential Trust Company. He- would never have so much as a glimpse of their. . The cost is but little. . . The council meets this evenings The waterworks department wants the city pass favorably upon plans and specifica tions for a new addition to the- city hall to house the waterworks department. Davis, Wellcome and company were granted a permit today to erect a $3,600 dwelling at 1119 Western avenue. By auditing the claims of "Shell" Cur tis, fee buyer, the city attorney's office will save the city 9392.15. These are fees which run back to December, 1903, and the claims were -presented by Curtis only lately. The aggregate claims amount to about (1,100. The dty attor ney however refuses to stand for the entire amount and has made a cut of $392.15. ; . DEATHS ANP FUNERALS, The funeral of Harry Ross, son of Police Sergeant Joe Ross, who died Saturday evening of consumption, was held this afternoon from the Third Presbyterian churcb. Mrs. Perry Davis, 78 years of age, died Sundr.y morning at the home of her son, C. P. Davis, 1609 Van Buren street, and the funeral was held from her son's home this afternoon at 2:10. Mrs. Amv Smith, wife of Dr. Smith of Gran-tviile, died at her home in that place today. Funeral will be held Tuesday at two o'clock from the Grantville M. E. church and the burial will be in the Grantville cem etery. Card of Thanks. We wish all our friends, 'neighbors and the good people of Topeka to know that we thank them for the many acts of kindness and the floral tributes received by us In memory ot our departed wife and mother. J. M. PARR AND FAMILY. New York Money Market, New York. July S MONET-Money m call firm. 6B4. ruling rate 6V4. closing bli 5 and onVrai at Shi per cent. Time loans strong. Sixty days. 4V4 per cent: 90 days, 4i ner cnt: S months. 63i per cent. CLOSR: Prime mercantile paper. SWto per pent: sterling exchange firm with n tuel business in bankers' bills nt U 870of 4.8710 for demand and at 94.83954.84 for dav bills: posted rates. I4.K4V4 and I4.8S; commercial bills, 4.R3"4 83. . . SILVER Bar silver, Gic; Mexican dol lars. 52HC. , M , , BONDS Government bonds irregular.