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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
to have played at prices of 15c and
25c and the plays will be given abso
lutely FREE for the balance of
the week.
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
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
No Admission Will Be Charged This
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."
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
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
"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."
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.
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
San Francisco Mayor Sentenced
to Fite "Tears Term
In the California Penitentiary
at San Quentin.
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
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
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 ."
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. "
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.
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
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
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.
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
Mohawk Organization Question
ed by County Attorney.
Tries t Prove That It Was for
Drinking Only, t
Purpose to -Find Out if It Is
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.
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-
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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-
putting up the requlrea iee or one
liar which la forfeited if tha meter
proven to read correctly.
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.
-"AND FAMILY," T" . -
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
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
tiled Today Entire Estate Left to His
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)
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
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.
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.
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. ; .
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.
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.

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