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THE TOPEKA PAIL'S STATE JOURNALTUESDAY EVENING, JULY 9,1907.
7 "PIE" JORDAN IS ABROAD Again Finds Dungeon at the City ; Prison Irksome. . The semi-weekly get-away of Pie Jordan, who has decided not to serve a 0-day sentence in jail, has been pulled off so many times of recent days, that the subject is a sore one with the of ficers. Persons who indulge in the daily papers look each day to see whether it is ' Pie's" day to be in or but. "Pie" never runs away at night. He is a daylight worker. Perhaps he takes pride in his ability as a jail breaker. . -Pit." is otrHin nt large. In .broad daylight he walked out of his dungeon cell whiie polite court was in session Monday afternoon. walked past half a dozen office: s to the jail yard, where be spoke pleasantly to Col. Boyd. roe Tii h ihn n-nlked away. Per haps he is still walking. This is the fourth escape to his credit withm one month. He has been "grabbed" four times in an effort to make him serve one sentence. The sentence is sji ..--oo... i "Flo" Jordan, petty lar- ceniet extraordinary and jail breaker unernatural. is again roamine Since his lecapture three days ago, he had been confined in the steei aiiu - m,.n t rfnnrcnn cell, from which he es caped by breaking a lock less than a ppk nsro This time he discovered that nne of the hinges was rusted off, so he pushed out the door. To escape from the cellar it was necessary to walk up the stairs, open a door within ten feet of Judge trmy uu - r.A i i, inr-iriir a orisoner, past the door of the jail proper where Jailer Parcel was just locKing a uo-h. thence to the back yard. Meeting Guard Boyd "Pie" explained that he had been mart,, a stable trusty. Entering the bam he opened the front door 1 1 . . .1 .... r. t Vw. 1 1 1 .'V Court was adjourned for five minutes while the several officers around the station tried to explain to each other how "Pie" escaped. . , v ,. this lemon tinted son or Ham acquired his sobriquet. He has a sweet tooth, as the fruits of his petit larceny will testily. On that occas on he ambled up to a baker's wagon which tri in the street, and removed one of the sliding shelves which contained . . niso r.t" assorted brands. xrii tho trav aloft on his finger the nrofessional hash juggler handles a large order for four Pie .... hnkp'r and several policemen iinrt in the chase. For ten or h has soent his time en route to or from the police station. He is not a bad prisoner, and nis lavome cues word is "Bah Jawge." When a ..i;..m..T, firos a few shots at him. ne takes it as a compliment, and simply redoubles his efforts to round the near est corner. Any policeman can arrest him if he is cornered. A Jackrabbit could not overtake him in the sweep- BtIMe will be recaptured within three days, and be out and gone again with in the next three. and he will walk out In broad daylight. STANDARD DIVIDENDS. . SHITS OUT THE STANDARD. The Moran Oil Refinery Starts and Supplies Home Market. Growth In Fronts Since 1890 in Oil Business. Morarii Kan., July 9. The first oil from the refinery here has been de livered to Moran merchants. The tank wagon drove into town with 300 gallons of refined oil from which the merchant's tanks were filled. Short ly after the driver of the Standard wagon -was in town, but he was saved the trouble of leaving any oil as the local aeaiers nad contracted for all they wanted from the home company. xne unx nagon nas Deen sent to Kin caid and the dealers there sunnlied It will make regular trips to all the neamy towns, ana those that are too far away to make the delivery of oil by wagon will be supplied by oil snipped in barrels. NO MOfiEY III CRIME. Burglars, Confidence Men and Their Kind Do Not Find Calling Profitable. NONE OF OUR AFFAIR. Japan Is Relied Upon to Take Proper Course With Sakamoto. Washington, July 9. Although perieiujy wen satisned mat the Jap anese admiral, Sakamoto, was not ac curately reported in his alleged criti cism of the personnel of the American navy, the officials here have concluded that even if the case were otherwise, the incident would call for no official representations on their part. As one of the officials put it, the matter would be one for the Japanese naval authorities to deal with and they undoubtedly would do so with out any prompting from the United States. Our own government always has taken the Initiative in admonish ing and even reprimanding American military or naval officers who are guilty of indiscreet public comments on foreign institutions. It -has done so upon the theory that the offense of thy officer in such case is against his own government and it is not doubted that the Japanese view : will be the same. HOCH RAPS BRYAN. Kansan Offends a Missouri Audience and May Leave. Carthaee. Mc.Julv 9. It became known here today that many persons left the pavilion and refused to listen to Governor Hoc! of Kansas after he referred to Wil liam J. Bryan at the Carthage Chautau qua grounds as '"the greatest pessimist of the day." Governor Hoch was the orator at the C nautauqua near here and addressed sev eral thousand people. His subject was I he Land W e Love. and he sought in Deuttie the claim that the country was in ine nanas ot tne trusts, wnien. ne said was the contention of the pessimists. He men maap several sharp thrusts at Mr. Bryan and many of his auditors left the pavilion. KNOCKS GOPHER OUT OF LAW Hereafter Only Coyote Scalps Legal Tender. Are Washington, July 9. "In featuring the personal side of the appearance of John D. Rockefeller before Judge Lan dls in Chicago, the press seems to have overlooked, somewhat., the most import ant and astounding feature of the heHvl tnd wolf scalps ing, and that is in relation to tne stu pendous profits of the Standard Oil com pany on its capitalization during a ser ies of years." This was the comment of a govern ment official who knows something about Standard Oil' methods and opera tions. He added: "An analysis of the figures of oil trust finances given in the testimony at Chi cago Saturday reveals some astounding facts. The capital is given as $98,300,000, dividends in three years as approximate ly $120,000,000, net earnings for 1903, as $81,300,000, for 1904 as $61,500,000, and for 1905 as $57,000,000. "Look at these figures, showing the dividends on the capital stock of $98,300, 000. For 1903, $42,875,000; for 1904, $35, 400,000; for 1905. $30,335,000; for 190S, $50, 335.000. The dividends on $93,300,00 in three years amounted to more than the capital stock and including the dividend for 1906, to two-thirds as much more than the capital stock. "In 1S90 the rate of dividends was 12 per cent; in 1891, 12: in 1892, 12; in 1893, 12; in 1894. 12; in 1895, 17: in 1896. 31: in 1897, 33; in 1898, 30: in 1899. 33; in 1900, 48: In 1901, 48; in 1902, 45: In 1903, 44; in 1904, 36; in 1905, 40; in 1906, 40." Have a Narrow Escape. J. Dugger and Miss Florence Mc Kibbin. while driving in the country near Meriden, Kan., last night, had a bad runaway, in which both narrow ly escaped being killed. One of the horses fell, breaking the buggy pole, they both became frightened and ran away, completely wrecking the buggy and breaking one horse's leg. Mr. Dugger jumped from the buggy with Miss McKlbbin. They received several bruises, and were very lucky to escape with their live?. John Dawson, assistant attorney general, this morning knocked the gopher out of the wolf-scalo law. mis rather enigmatical remark mav De explained by stating that Chan. 67 ox tne 1807 session laws is entitled "An act to provide for a bounty on coyote nd wolf scalps." Section 1-of- the act. after providing for the wolf and coyote bounty of $5 and $1 resDective- ly. adds this: "And gophers, 10 cents eacn. Section 2 of the act also mentions gopners. But John Dawson hold that under this law, the county com missioners are not authorized to pay any bounty whatever for gopher scaips, Decause tne man who rammed in the gopher amendment forgot to cnange tne title or the bill to match, and the title says nothing about goph er?. The defect in the law was brought to the attention of the attorney gen eral by the county attorney of Wa baunsee county. DEATHS ANDFUNERALS. The funeral of Miss Edna O'Connor, the 17-year-old daughter of Mrs. Jes sie O'Connor, who died yesterday after an illness of seven months, will be held at the family home. 1304 Harri son street, Wednesday afternoon at 3 o clock. Shirt Factory Burglarized. The Capitol Shirt factory. Seventh and Jackson streets, was entered by bur glars last night, though it is not known what was taken. A policeman discov ered several pairs of trouser3 in the alley and found an open window through which the. building was entered. Boston Americans Get Steele. Boston. Mass.. July 9 Elmer Steele, pitcher on the Lynn (Mass.) New Eng land League club has been sold to the Boston Americans. Steele has won thir teen out of the last fourteen games ho has pitched. Mary Schmidt, the 18-months-old daughter of Jacob Schmidt, died at the home of her parents in Little Russia yesterday afternoon and the funeral was held at St. Joseph's church this morning at 8 o'clock. Jacob Miller, an old resident of Maple Hill, died at his home at that plao Sunday at the age of 92. and the remains were sent to Ohio for burial. Iouglns County to Market. Lawrence, Kan., July 9. D. Kirby. liv ing three miles northwest of town, brought the firs; wheat to the Bowersock mills Monday. The wheat was of good quality, weighed 59 pounds to the bushel and brought cents a bushel. D. Mitch ell brought three loads to W. H. Pendle ton, which weighed 58 pounds and was of good quality. He thinks his field is turn ing out about bushels per acre. Jim Miller brought some to Mr. Pendleton wnicn was lighter. It weighed 55 to 58 pounds and averaged about 19 bushels to t u acre. A Baby Brutally Beaten. Coffeyville. Kan.. July 9. Lewis Chambers is under arrest on the charge of brutally beating a 5-months-old child which had been left in the care of Mr. and Mrs. Chambers who were being paid $25 each month for the care of the baby, which is an or phan. Several places on its little body are black and blue. Jill Every mother fla great dread of the pain and danger attendant upon the most critical period of her 1if T .' n,other nould be a source of joy to all, but the sufferinir and dancer incident to thr- nrHonl mat o-;:n.4.: - j t luvijauuu one oi misery mother t-riend is the only remedy which relieves women oi th Z pain and danger of maternity; this hour which is dreaded as woman', severest trial is not only made painless, but all the danger is avoided by its use. Those who use this remedy are no longer despondent o gloomy ; nervousness, nausea and other distressing conditions are overcome, the system is made ready for the coming event, and the . . .. vvuiuivu iu uic critical hour are obviated by the use of Mother's Friend. . "It is worth its weight in gold," says many who have used it. Si.oo per bottle at drug stores. Book containintr valuable information of interest to all women, will be sent to any address free upon application to dtADFIZLO REGULATOR OO Atiant. O. U U Jili fill B. Franklin was right about honesty, at least partly. Honesty may not be the most paying investment, but it is the safest and most conservative, arid dis honesty in the individual does not pay. In making this statement I must quali fy it to some extent, but not enough to affect the general truth. The qualifica tion is that no one of the forms of dis honesty which I have Investigated pays from commercial standpoint. In making the investigation I purposely have omit ted entirely any consideration of social ethical, or moral factors, but have in terviewed and investigated only with a S ew of ascertaining whether or not it flnanAlnll., .-. . ,41 cl. s, oat The police of four cities have assisted, and the wardens of two state peniten tiaries graciously have permitted me to make investigations. I have talked with 142 known and confessed dishonest men in prison, and 40 dishonest men who are not arrested, and with three exceptions not one of them said that he could make as much money by dishonesty as by working steadily. Many asked for time to remember sums dishonestly secured and later, after .figuring it out, were as frankly surprised at the showing as any one could be. "H I!" said one. "Me a bank robber and earning less in three years than tne bookkeepers in the banks. If that man ever reforms (he is serv ing 12 years) it will be because he figures that the game does not pay. irain robbing Is the most remunera tive form of dishonesty, crooked gam bling second, robbing banks (by officials) third, and so on down to picking pockets, which is the poorest Daid branch of the profession. Shoplifting is fairly remun erative, burglary pays less than the $80 a month a policeman earns, and the hold-up man makes less money than the laborer at $1 a day. Apparently the deductions 13 be reached are that, unless you can enter into some form of dishonestv with big DacKing ana pnworr-il political and torporate influence behind you. or can locate one bi0 pile af money, which you can steal and then retire on. there is no bunch of liishcs-.v tha pays. One of the surprising turns of the in vestigation is that what 13 known a: "sraft" neve.- yields anything to tlx? grafter unless he has organised graft behind him A. run might as wo',1 try u start a department store cn $1 a day as to prate without capital and back irg and organi uitiou. The average earnings of officials who wreck banks is, acoDrdiii:? to tna fig ures furni-sned by 12 who are now serv ing time, about $4.25 a ay for :m av erage of seven years three months. One man who broke a bank, causing a loss of about $175,000, actually sained only $1.40 a day, calculating the two years he was stealing, lor four and a half yeais that he was idle lighting to escape trial, and the 14 years (with good time off) 113 was sentenced to serve in prison. The average earnings of a "confi dence man" are small. I picked 25 of these, expecting to discover that the noble profession of "flimmlng" the public paid well. Among them were five men who never had served time, and perhaps never will. The other 20 are in prisons. According to their flg ures which were gone over carefully with me in every instance they earn less than $6 a day, exclusive of the time they serve in prison or under ar rest, and about 20 cents a day includ ing all the time they have been at it. Besides, their pay days are few and far between. One man who is known among the police and crooks as one of the best in the business figured that he made $12,000 in the first two years he work ed, $2,500 a year for the next three years, and less than $1,000 a year for four years, after which he went in for picking pockets. The man s case is typical. The "con- game" appears to pay well at first, but the mere fact that the man makes hig money acts to reduce his earning capac ity. The bigger the first year the soon er his source of income is curtailed ior he becomes notorious, his movements are watched, and the police prevent him from plying his calling until they ruin him as a con man and either force him to reform or go to porch, climbimj and picking pockets. Among the con men whose figures were ascertained were three "get-rich- quick" men. These men declared they averaged $10 a day while working hon estly for bookmakers at race tracks and less than $3 a day from their "eet- rich-quick" schemes. One of them, wno was mixeq up prominently in a great swindling scheme at St. Louis, said that beyond $4 a day actual expenses he never got a cent out of the game. This r-ian figured that one person, who backed the scheme, got away with approxi mately $2,500,000 In money and that not one other man connected with it earned or received as much as he could have done working for some one honestly. Here is a case where even a wonder ful organization and big capital be hind failed to benefit more than om of the crooks. That the average house burglar and this includes porch climbers, neak- thieves and jimmy men earns, accord ing to statistics furnished by 19 who are In prison, and four who are fre and reformed, less than $3 a day is ad mitted. One burglar, who is declared bv the police to be a clever and dan gerous man, told me that In a career covering over 19 years and including four penitential y and two workhouse sentences, he had not averaged 75 cent3 a day from that source and the biggest haul he made, when he tapped a crio for $2,400 worth of diamonds, was $".S0, for which he was forced to sell the plunder. Every story was the same long planning, weeks of poverty and schem ing, and then, even when successful only a month's wages for a decent working man. The police estimate' of the average earnings of thieves from house bur glaries is even lower. There are listed with the Chicago police about 900 known burglars, and if they got full value for all the stuff stolen from Chi cago houses during the year they would not make $80 a year each. True, most of these men "work the outside;" but even if the Chicago robbers stole everything stolen In Illinois during the year they would not make a decent living. - In fact, to make money robbing houses a man requires such a high or der of Intelligence or cunning that he would be tempted to burglary only by absolute knowledge that eome . large sum of cash was in a certain place. The great majority or Durgiars are boys under 17 years of age, misled by tales of great gains. Picking pockets not only is danger ous business, requiring a lot of deft ness and special . training and involv ing the maximum danger of arrest, but the pickpockets I interviewed de clare that it can only be made to pay deeent living wages by the hardest work. . One woman pickpocket,- whose pic ture Is In every rogue's gallery in the country, informed me that during two thirds of her time she could not make enough money to support herself at picking pockets,, and . was forced to re sort to vice to earn a livelihood. The trouble with picking pockets is uiai me tniei must go it blind, and after the police gefc his record such tricks as loafing in.stores-and around banks to spot people, who show rolls of Dins are impossioie. The men who follow circuses and street fairs Informed me that they can average about $10 a day during the summer if they escape arrest, but must loaf . most of the winter, not daring to work in their home towns. The expenses are heavy and they sel dom have any money. The holdup game is not a remunera tive one. The average earnings of six teen holdup men were about $1 a day during the time they actually were engaged In highway robbery, and not counting their time in prison. In figuring holdup earnings I pur posely omitted the profession of roll ing drunks." which is one of the most remunerative branches of thievery and also one of the lowest. The earnings are high, counted by the job, but the jobs are few and far between, and the "drunk rollers" complain bitterly that they are forced to work against the honest police and in competition with others who can not see a drunken man helpless without seeing If he has valu ables In his clothes. This branch pays much more than holding up stray pedestrians, and a smart man, after trailing a drunk for a time from sa loon to saloon should know approxi mately how much money the man has and whether or not it will pay to touch him. The dime novels have made heroes of train robbers and bank robbers. These are the real swells of the army that preys upon others. Yet. exclu sive of expenses, which are extremely heavv. the bank robbers earn on an average less than $10 a day, not in cluding their prison terms. The train robber needs no expensive appliances and simply risks his life for gain. He usually knows exactly what money he is after. One of the men divided a third of haul of $120,000, which lifted the average considerably. He was in five Jobs, one of which gave him $38,000. one $6,200. one $775 and one $100. These covered a period of nine years. This means an average of about $100 a week, but counting the 20 years he must serve, his earn ings will be considerably less. Altogether, stealing is a poor trade. The mere criminal without education or brains can not earn his salt at it, and a clever, cunning and brainy man can not earn half so much as he could at honorable work. Chicago Tribune. TO HAUL THE STATE COAL. The City Railwny Slakes Price. Lower A conference of city ' railway and state officials was held this morning at the office of Secretary of State C. E. Denton for the purpose of discussing terms for a renewal of the contract under which the railway company hauls coal in coal cars from the rail way tracks up Jackson street to the state heating plant. The company now charges ia cents a ton for hauling the loaded coal cars to the plant, unloading them Into the bins, and hauling away the ashes in wagons. The state thinks this is rath er a high price, and so the company has offered to haul the coal and take away the ashes for 25 cents a ton, and let the state do Its own unloading. It is likely that the state will accept one of these propositions. The matter will be presented ' to the executive council. ., .,, '. .. .. . ... .. , METCALF IS CROSS. He Objects to Interpretation Put Upon Cruise to the Pacific.0 ' Oakland, Cal., July 9. Secretary of the Navy Metcalf deprecates the war like aspect that has been given the or der for the cruise of the great battle ship squadron from the Atlantic to the Pacific coast. . .The secretary said last night that the proposed movement was that of a practice cruise and that the fleet would not be kept in the Pacific permanently. He declared that the length of time that the fleet would re main on the western side of the con tinent had not yet been decided. With considerable emphasis the secretary voiced his opinion that the warlike interpretation that had been made in connection with the fleet's movement was not justified by the fact. In fact, the widely published re ports, suggesting hostile preparations seem' to be a source of irritation for the. head of the navy. He said: "The fleet which will be moved from the Atlantic to the Pacific this winter is coming to this side merely on a practice cruise. The fleet will consist of sixteen or more vessels, not more than 20, and its stay on this side will not be permanent. Of course, the fleet will not come here, turn, around and go right back again. How long It will remain In the Pacific will be determined at the proper time. "There is no sound reason or excuse for all this talk by the public and through the press of an attempt to overawe the Japanese by a warlike naval display. I do not believe that the newspapers are justified or right in so construing and coloring the cruise of the warships to the Pacific. "Every year the Atlantic fleet has been sent on a cruise. Last year it was sent to Guantanamo. This year It will be ordered to the Pacific. The long cruise will give the men and the vessels a thorough test and improve the efficiency of both." . ELKS TO SEE KANSAS. The Battleship Will Be Anchored at Philadelphia Xext Week. Philadelphia, July 9. Acting under orders from the navy department, Cap tain Edwin C. Pendleton, commandant of the League Island navy yard, has directed that the battleships Kearsargc and Kansas be -overhauled and repaint ed and otherwise put in condition f or j their participation in the. annual re- j t.nlon of the Elks here next week. The ; big warship will be anchored in the ' Delaware river at a point near the cen- ' ter of the city all of next week for the inspection of the visiting Elks. Special tugs have been engaged by the local lodge of Elks to carry visitors from the wharves out to the warships.. Although the crew of the K.ansas is far from be ing complete, it will be temporarily filled with men from the battleship Jn diana now at uie navy yard. Prepaiat.ons are being made at the navy yard for the great number of people that are expected to visit the naval station next week. A bureau of Information for the benefit of the visi ters will be established and as far as possible the entire yard will be open to the Elks. A Worthy Citizen ' - Of Topeka came to our store last Friday, purchas ed his first bill of merchandise and announced his intention of giving us all of his future patronage. , He said he observed by the Topeka papers that we - had signified a willingness to close our store on Friday afternoons to give our employes a half hol iday during the hot, sultry months of July and August, and that the clothing store where he had traded for j'ears is not on the list in favor of clos ing, and for this reason he prefers to give our store his support. Other Reasons . .. - Why he and many of the best people of Topeka give us their patronage is because of the stand we have always taken against Sunday business. About the most amusing incident in all our busi ness career occurred a few years ago, when a com petitor who was more jealous than discreet, de nounced us as "hypocrites" in one of their adver tisements, accusing us of "doing a back-door busi ness, same as everybody else, even though the front shades were drawn." They Wilted And never revived when we called attention to the fact that the only possible way of access at the back or side of our store was through a small sixteen inch window, which could only be reached by a nineteen-foot ladder in the rear alley. That was the last we ever heard about "back door business." It was a body blow to the bargain .givers to indirectly admitted in print that the people would torture themselves to get into our store via a ladder route to pay us $18 for an S18 suit, when our competitors were adver tising "any $18, $20 or $22.50 suits in the house at $8.88," where the purchaser could walkln at the front door on the ground floor, seven days in the week. We still sell $10 suits for $10. Watch TTs Grow. Watch Our Business Methods Win. PEREMPTORY ORDER. THE I'AVEJIEiN'T BLEW IP. What he Extreme Heat Iid to Leavenworth Street. 1 Leavenworth, July 9. Citizens thought volcano had broken loose under Leav enworth yesterday. A row of brick, from the northwest to the southwest corner of Fourth and Walnut streets, rose into the air, a distance across the entire pave ment and then fell back to the pavement and broke apart. The concrete base un der the pavement did not seem to be in the least damaged. The rising of the pavement was due to the intense heat of the sun, the brick expanding, and there being no way for it to be taken up they were thrown out of place at the weakest part, where the Fourth street and Wal nut street, paving joined. Ben Johnson Gets a Plaec. Ben Johnson, formerly bookkeeper In the office of the state treasurer, has accepted a position as special agent for the Aetna Life Insurance company under S. E. Barber of this city. Mr. Johnson will be in Topeka for about three months, and will then go out on the road. Mr. Johnson is one of the most popular men that 'ever worked at the state house, and held his position in the state treasurer's office through merit. He has just completed his fifth year of service in that office, and his work came through all the scorching of numerous treasury examinations without criticism. Ml.-souri Pacific Is Told to Comply With Kate Law. Lincoln. Neb., July 9. The state railroad commission this afternoon peremptorily ordered the Missouri Pa cific railroad to file schedules and com ply with the Aldrich law by July 11. The act reduces the freight rates 15 per cent on grain, hay, fruit, potatoes and building materials and prescribes a fine not to exceed $1,000. The com pany disregarded the act, NOTHING MORE NATURAL. Japanese Embassy Explains the Visit of Islili. LISTS OF THE KANSAS FAIRS. Bound for Arctic Reftions. North Sydney, C. B., July 9. The American schooner John R. Bradley, bound for the Arctic regions, arrived here today. On board were her owner, John R. Bradley, and Dr. Frederick A. Cook, the scientist and explorer. The schooner is in command of Captain Moses Bartlett, who was first officer on the Peary Arctic - steamer . Roosevelt laft year.. The party will spend two months in the Arctic circle. Dr. Cook devoting his time to scientific work. while Mr. Bradley intends to occupy himself shooting musk ox, walrus and Polar bears. C. S. Snodgrasa Is Named. C. S. Snodgrass of Lyons, Rice county, came to Topeka today and ae cepted the position of bookkeeper in the office of State Auditor James Na tion, succeeding J. S. Rodgers. Mr. Snodgrass Is the present chairman of the Republican central committee of Rice county, and has 3ust completed a term as county clerk of that county. He is an experienced Bookkeeper, and is getting easily into the harness of his new position. He will move his fam ily to Topeka in a short time. Sibley Law in Supreme Court. Lincoln. Neb July ' 9. Judges of the .supreme court today took under advisement the application of Attor ney General Thompson who requested that all the express companies in the state be enjoined from charging the old rates. The state alleges that the Sibley law, cutting rates 25 per cent, is in effect and that the companies are disregarding It. A decision is ex pected tomorrow. The Garys Sail for Europe. New Tork, July 9 Elbert H. Gary, chairman of the board of directors of the United States Steel corporation, and Mrs. Gary sailed today on the steam ship Kaiser Wilhelm II for Europe. Dr. George W:i8ronii Here. Dr. G. W. Brown, founder of Emporia and formerly editor of the Herald of Freedom n the stormy days at Lawrence, is in Topeka. He now lives at Rockford, 111. He is visiting at the home of M. L. Field. 621 Lane street. Washington, July 9. At the Japanese embassy . today the explanation was made that Director Ishii of the com merclal bureau of the foreign office had contemplated a trip to America for some time. Nothing would be moro natural, said Counsellor Miyaoka than that the director should make a trip across the ocean as part of his sum mer vacation and at the same time should give some attention to the vari ous Japanese consuls in the United States of whose direct supervision h is in charge. This bureau incidentally take cognizance of certain immigration matters that come up the bureau of for eign affairs. "The visit of Mr. Ishii." said Mr. Miyaoka "must not be regarded as sig niflcent and any ulterior motives which mav be associated with it, must be as cribed to the jingo newspapers of Japan." Find Whisky In Iola Joints. Iola, Kan., July 9. The police made two raids last evening. At the Midget nothing- was found but some empty whisky bottles, all wearing the label "Deer Lake Rye." The officers were more successful at the Eastwood home, finding a score or more of full bottles of whisky of the same brand. The supdIv was confiscated. The county attorney is said to have evi dence that the Eastwoods have made a number of sales. Rush Orders for Boilers. Akron. O., July 9. The . Sterling company, at Barberton, has an urgent request from- wasnington to pusn me boilers for the battleships of the navy to completion as fast as possible and Engineer Gay of the , navy has ar ranged to see that the work is rushed. The plant will be run day and night until the boilers are completed. Window Glass Workers Meet. Detroit. Mich., July 9. Three hun dred delegates representing 10,000 glass workers employed in the inde pendent glass factories of the coun try, were present when the annual convention of the Amalgamated asso ciation of window glass workers of America was opened here today. Appoints an Assistant Treasurer. Ovster Bav. N. T.. July 9. The presi dent today appointed William C. Ral ston to be assistant, treasurer at San Francisco. -4 Form Hands, to Strike. Kiev, Russia, July 9. A big strike of agricultural laborers Is being pre pared. The governor threatens to have recourse to military force if nec essary to meet the-situation. Finney . County's Population. Garden City, July 9. The population of Finney county according to the asses sors' returns this year Is 7,054. Garden City's population is 3.693. These figures indicate great gains over previous years. Allen County Agricultural society; Frank E. Smith, secretary. Iola; Aug ust 27-30. Barton County Fair association: W. P. Feder, secretary. Great Bend; Sep tember 10-13. Brown county The Hiawatha Fair association: J. D. Weltmer, secretary, Hiawatha, September 3-6. Butler County Fair association: W. F. Benson, secretary. El Dorado; Aug ust 27-31. Butler county Douglass Agricul tural society; C. R. Alger, secretary, Douglass; September 12-14. Chautauqua county Hewins Park and Fair association: W. M. Jones, sec retary. Cedar Vale. Clay county Fair association: Walter Puckey. secretary. Clay Center; Sep tember 3-6. Clay county Wakefield Agricultur al society: Eugene Elkins. secretary, Wakefield: October 2-4. Cloud County Fair association: W. L. McCarty, secretary, Concordia; September 24-37. Coffey County Agricultural Fair as sociation: S. D. Weaver, secretary Burlington; September 9-13. Cowley County Agricultural and Live Stock association: Frank W. Sidle, secretary. Winfield; October 1-4 Cowley county Eastern Cowley County fair: W. A. Bowden. secretary, Burden: septemDer. Dickinson County Fair association: H. C. Wann, secretary, Abilene; Oc tober 2-4. Elk County Agricultural Fair asso ciation: E. B. Place, secretary, Gren- ola: September Z5-Z7. Finney County Agricultural society: A. H. Warner, secretary, Garden City. Ford County Agricultural society: Nicholas Mayrath, secretary. Dodge City; September 4-7. Franklin County Agricultural so clety: Carey M. Porter, secretary, Ot tawa; September 3-7. . Greenwood County Fair association C. H. Welser, secretary. Eureka; Aug. ust 20-23. Harper county Anthony Fair as sociation: L. G. Jennings, secretary, Anthony; August 6-9. Harvey County Agricultural society: J. C. Mack, secretary, Newton; Sep. tember 24-27. Jefferson County Fair association: Frank Leach, secretary, Oskaloosa. Linn County Fair association: P. S. Thome, secretary. Mound City; Oc tober 1-4. Marshall County Fair association: R. W. Hemphill, secretary, Maryv- ville; October 1-4. McPherson County Agricultural Fair association:; H. A. Rowland, secretary. McFBerson; September z-7. Miami County Agricultural and Me chanical Fair association: Gee. R. Reynolds, secretary, Paola; October 1-4. Mitchell County Agricultural asso ciation: Ira N. Tice, secretary, Beloit; October 2-5. Montgomery county Coffeyville Fair and Park association: A. B. Hol lo way, secretary, Coffey ville; August 13-16. -..- Nemaha County Fair association: Chas. H. Herold, secretary. Seneca; September 11-13. Neosho county Chanute Fair and Improvement association: A. E. Tim pan, secretary, Chanute; August 20-24. Rooks County Fair At Stockton. Sept. 10 to 13. Ness County Agricultural associa tion: Thos. Rineley, secretary, Ness City; September 11-13. Ness county Utica Fair and Agri cultural association: R. O. Webster, Jr., secretary, Utlca. Norton bounty Agricultural asso ciation: M. F. Garrlty, secretary, Nor ton; August 27-30. Osage County Fair association: F. E. Burke, secretary, Burlingame; Sep tember 3-6. Reno county Central Kansas Fair association: A. L. Sponsler. secretary, Hutchinson; September 16-21. Republic County Agricultural asso ciation: W. R. Wells, 'secretary, Belle ville; September 10-13. Rice County Agricultural and Live Stock association: F. L. Goodson, sec retary. Sterling; September 10-14. Riley County Agricultural Society Aug. 20 to 23. W. B. OraIg( secretary. Riley. feailne County Agricultural. Horti cultural and Mechanical association: B. B. Stimmel, jr., secretary, Salina; Sept. 24-27. Shawnee county Kansas Exposi tion company: R. T. Krelpe. secretary, Topeka: September 9-14. , Sheridan County Agricultural asso ciation: Miles Gray, secretary, Hoxle; September 3-6. Smith County Fair association: H. C. Smith, secretary. Smith Center; August 20-23. Stafford County Fair association: G. W. Grandy, secretary, St. John; August 28-30. Wilson county Fredonia Agricul tural association: V. L. Poison.- secre tary, Fredonia; August 6-9. LOCAL JIENT10N. Use. one of those safe deposit boxes of the Prudential Trust company and fear of fire and burglars will no longer disturb your slumbers. The boxes cost only 33 to 310 per year. D. J. August, a clothing merchant,' was fined Jl In police court this morn ing for leaving waste paper In the al ley back of his store. The complaint m maue oy jonn oyne, a sanitary officer. Mr. George Lerrlgo and wife left -last night for Grand River, Colo., . where Mr. Lerrlgo will attend a con- i ference of Y. M. C A. secretaries. Mr. , Lerripo said that he intended remain ing at that place for ten days. At the close of the conference they will go - on to Los Angeles, Cal., where they . will remain until the middle of August. Mr. Harry Heinzman will take the T. M. C. A. juniors through the Santa . Fe shops tomorrow mornin". On ac- ,. count of the large number of boys and the consequent danger of their being in the way of moving machinery, Mr. . Heinzman will divide the class Into two divisions and in that way avoid all risks. This will be . a great treat, for -the boys, as it is seldom the lot of a young fellow to visit machine shops of the size of these. Forbes. Reltz and Gresser, the Y. M. . C. A. globe trotters, visited the his toric William Tell lakes of Switzerland J the first of this month. . They report scenery the beauty of which Is be yond description. Will Save His lA-g. New York, July 9. The condition, r of Dr. Julian P. Thomas, the aeron- . aut who suffered a fracture of the leg T In an automobile accident ' Sunday t night, while driving with two young women companions, continues to im- r prove. Amputation of his fractured leg Is regarded as unnecessary by phy- j sicians at the hospital where Dr. : Thomas Is a patient. t Gov. Curry Readies Honolulu. Honolulu, July 9.- Governor Curry' ' of Samar, who recently was appointed ' governor of New Mexico by President " Roosevelt, arrived here today from the Philippines on the United States transport Logan. He Is on his way to New Mexico, to assume the duties, of his new office. New York Money Mnrket. r New York. July 9. MONKY Money on call firm. 4(fft?i. ruling rate clorinsr - bid 44 and offered at 4V4 per cent. Tlmr loans firmer. Sixty days, W&Sl per " cent; 90 days, 5 per cent; 6 months, Si per cent. CLOSE: Prime mercantile paper, 5WS", I per cent: sterling exchange cany, with ac- i tual business In bankers' bill at $4.S6S0W 4.86S5 for demand and at 4.8370'iM.R31Vi for 6 ., day bills: posted rates, 4.MV and HS8; commercial bills, ?4.S3Vi.' : SILVER Bar silver, 67c; Mexican dol- tars. 62e. - . BONDS Government bonds steady. .' i Prestidigitator You saw me put youf i watch in your handkerchief? - t B;y on Stage Yes. "You can feel It still in the handker- chief , I "Yes." - I "You can hear it ticking?" , I "Yes, hut" J "Yes, but what?" "My watch hasn't been golnr slnca I took the works out at school." Punch. t 1 A